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RIDLEY:  THE STORY OF A SCHOOL.  2 VOLUMES IN SLIPCASE., Beattie, Kim.  With collaboration in research by A.H. Griffith  Introduction by Arthur L. Bishop.
1 Beattie, Kim. With collaboration in research by A.H. Griffith Introduction by Arthur L. Bishop. RIDLEY: THE STORY OF A SCHOOL. 2 VOLUMES IN SLIPCASE.
St Catharines, Ontario Ridley College 1963 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - 
Volume One: 612 pp.- Volume Two's pagination runs 613-1265, 9 1/4" H, black boards with gilt lettering and school crest on front boards, orange spines with black title blocks/gilt lettering. Black endpapers with illustration by Edward Goodall. B&w photographs, reproductions. A history of Ridley College, St. Catharines, Ontario. Light rubbing and soiling on boards and spines. Volume One has minor discoloration at top corner of front board. Volume Two has faint foxing marks on front board, one slight corner bump. Slipcase has moderate wear and rubbing, one top rear corner is bumped. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
INDIAN FIGHTS AND FIGHTERS., Brady, Cyrus Townsend.
2 Brady, Cyrus Townsend. INDIAN FIGHTS AND FIGHTERS.
New York Doubleday, Page 1909 Hard Cover Good reading copy only. No Jacket Remington, Schreyvogel, Blumenschein and Crawford. 
423 pp, 8 1/4" H. B&w drawings, photographs, maps & plans (including tissue-covered frontispiece) - collated. Contents: Part I. Protecting the Frontier: The Powder River Expedition; The Tragedy of Fort Phil Kearney; The Thirty-Two Against the Three Thousand; Personal Reminisences of Fort Phil Kearney and the Wagon-Box Fight; Forsyth and the Rough Riders of '68; The Journey of the Scouts and the Rescue of Forsyth; A Scout's Story of the Defense of Beecher's Island; Carpenter and His Brunettes. The Fight on Beaver Creek; A Further Discussion of the Beaver Creek Affair; The Battle of the Washita; Carr and Tall Bull at Summit Springs. Part II. The War with the Sioux: With Crook's Advance; Ex-Trooper Towne on the Rosebud Fight; The Grievance of Rain-in-the-Face; The Little Big Horn Campaign; The Last of Custer; One of the Last Men to see Custer Alive; The Personal Story of Rain-in-the-Face; Two Interesting Affairs; The First Success; A Decisive Blow; Miles' Great Campaigning; What They are There for - A Sketch of General Guy V. Henry, A Typical American Soldier. Appendices: Appendix A - Being a Further Discussion of General Custer's Course in the Little Big Horn Campaign; Appendix B - Further Light on the Conduct of Major Reno. Index. A few pages with small light soiling marks or light stains, two pages with small edge tear archivally taped, one page with wrinkling, very light browning to pages, front inside hinge has re-inforcement tape, front free endpaper is missing, spilt paper on inside rear hinge - hinge is holding well, light soiling staining to endpapers, heavy browning to edges of text block/boards and spine - also some staining/soiling, moderate edge wear - 1" piece missing on front hinge. book is protected in a stiff mylar sleev with some rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
3 Kenin, Millea, ed. (Steve Eng, John Gregory Betancourt, Bruce Boston, Pat Merritt, Jean Youell Johnson, Wendy McElroy, Ellin Carter, Robert Randolph Medcalf, Jr., Lee Ballentine, Suzanne Bernhardt, William J. Vernon, S.R. Compton, Scott E. Green, e ALIENS & LOVERS: AN ANTHOLOGY OF EROTIC POETRY WITH FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION THEMES.
Unique Graphics, Oakland, CA, 1983. 
102 pp, 8vo (8 5/16" H), soft cover. B&w illustrations. "(An) anthology of erotic poems and graphic art with science fiction and fantasy themes. Featuring the work of poets of the fantastic such as Jessica Amanda Salmonson, Leilah Wendell, Bruce Boston, Steve Rasnic Tem, Robert Franzier, Janet Fox, Ellin Carter, and many others." Interior - slight bump to top corner of textblock, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, one front corner and one rear corner have creases, small irregular tear (glued) on spine, two creases on spine, minor rubbing. Good reading copy only. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
LAURA SECORD:  THE LEGEND AND THE LADY., McKenzie, Ruth.
4 McKenzie, Ruth. LAURA SECORD: THE LEGEND AND THE LADY.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1971 0771058195 / 9780771058196 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good - 
142 pp, 8 3/4" H. Illustration section on thick yellow stock. "(In the 1930s) skeptical historians began 'investigating' the account of the young Queenston housewife who undertook to walk twenty miles through the woods to warn a British officer of an impending American attack. Doubts were raised as to the validity of the whole story and Laura and her famous walk with the (non-existent) cow became a matter of ridicule for many. Was she heroine or fraud? In this lively and authoritative book, pieces of the puzzle are fitted together from documentary evidence, many unknown facts about Laura Secord's life and background are disclosed, and the truth about her role in Canadian history is finally revealed." Contents: Prologue: The Mystery of Laura Secord; The War Comes to Queenston; Laura's Girlhood and Marriage; Life Goes On in the Midst of War; The Secret Plan to Capture FitzGibbon; How Laura Warned FitzGibbon; Victory at Beaver Dams; The Heroine in Limbo; The Lonely Widow; The Prince Comes to the Rescue; Laura Becomes Famous; The Debunkers Try to Topple Laura; Epilogue: Laura Secord as Heroine; Index. Christmas gift inscription in ink on free front endpaper, mnor twist to spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, a few tiny chips and tears at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, slight fading to spine colour, light rubbing on rear panel, light toning to edges, three creases at bottom corner of rear flap. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
5 Melville, Douglas A. Project consultant: Don Revell. CANADIANS AND THE VICTORIA CROSS.
St. Catharines, Ontario Vanwell 1987 0920277055 / 9780920277058 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ No Jacket - (as issued) Peter Brown, maps. 
93 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), glazed pictorial boards. B&w photographs, maps. Written for the younger reader, this book gives the background of the Victoria Cross, the wars in which it has been presented and a brief history of the Canadians who have been awarded this prestigious medal. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - bright and clean with very light rubbing. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
CANADIANS AND THE VICTORIA CROSS., Melville, Douglas A.  Project consultant: Don Revell.
6 Melville, Douglas A. Project consultant: Don Revell. CANADIANS AND THE VICTORIA CROSS.
St. Catharines, Ontario Vanwell 1987 0920277055 / 9780920277058 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket - (as issued) Peter Brown, maps. 
93 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), glazed pictorial boards. B&w photographs, maps. Written for the younger reader, this book gives the background of the Victoria Cross, the wars in which it has been presented and a brief history of the Canadians who have been awarded this prestigious medal. Light cigarette odor, slight toning to edges and to edges of text block. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
7 Merritt, Richard; Butler, Nancy; Power, Michael, eds. (Joy Ormsby, Bruce G. Wilson, Brian Leigh Dunnigan, Elizabeth Severin, Dorothy Duncan, Peter Moogk, Charles G. Roland, et al.) Foreword by J.M.S. Careless. THE CAPITAL YEARS: NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE, 1792-1796.
Toronto Dundurn 1991 1550021494 / 9781550021493 First Edition Soft Cover with Self Flaps Very Good+ 
256 pp, 9" H. B&w photographs, drawings, maps, plans, reproductions. "Published to celebrate the bicentennial anniversary of the opening of the first parliament of Upper Canada. Nine scholars have contributed to this book, which explores the daily life of the inhabitants during the time period 1792-1796 when the area served as the capital of Upper Canada. (It) presents a detailed look at how the people of the area lived two hundred years ago. Various aspects of life are explored - from the clothing they wore to the homes they lived in, the transportation networks they used, and the taverns where they spent their leisure time. Other topics covered include the political culture, military life, early town planning, religious beliefs, food and medical understanding." Inside - slight indentation from edge of rear flap and last few pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
ANDRE BIELER: AN ARTIST'S LIFE AND TIMES., Smith, Frances K.  Introduction by Michael Bell.
8 Smith, Frances K. Introduction by Michael Bell. ANDRE BIELER: AN ARTIST'S LIFE AND TIMES.
Toronto Merritt 1980 092088606X / 9780920886069 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Andre Bieler. 
176 pp, 4to (11 3/4" H). Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w reproductions, b&w photographs. "This study of the life and work of Andre Bieler, one of Canada's most important living artists, spans eighty-three years of his life and art in Europe, the United States and Canada. It studies him against the flowering of twentieth-century Canadian art, a fascinating history in itself. (S)tarts with (his) birth in Switzerland in 1896, tracing his European family roots, his World War I experiences and his traditional artist's apprenticeship in Europe, his arrival in Canada as a young artist and subsequent exploration of the rural 'habitant' way of life in Quebec's L'ile d'Orleans and on the north shore of the St. Lawrence River. Most important, the author shows us the extraordinary creative energy of Andre Bieler, his exuberance and intense love of people and life that, even in his eighties, keep him experimenting in art, traveling across Canada, Europe and Mexico in search of his subject, and which define him as an artist of classic, versatile and sustained talent." Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of hinges and flap-folds, 1" faint line indentation on front panel, tiny dent/closed perforation on rear hinge. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
THE MYSTERY OF SUN DIAL COURT., Wickes, Martha.
9 Wickes, Martha. THE MYSTERY OF SUN DIAL COURT.
Books, Inc., New York, 1939. 
320 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w floor plan of 'Sun Dial Court'. Caroline Sterling and her mother inherit the family estate, Sun Dial Court, from an estranged family member and unravel a mystery, replete with secret passages and long lost family members. Very light browning to pages, small tear on inside front hinge, light browning to edges of textblock - a few tiny foxing marks on top of textblock, very light rubbing discoloration on boards, very light edge wear, ligh t wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny dint on front board. Dust jacket has small chips and tears (taped on inside) - some with creases, slight darkening to spine and flap-folds, light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, small hole on rear f l a p - f o l d , light rubbing, minor soiling. Very Good-/Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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