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London Macmillan 1980 0333191870 / 9780333191873 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
306 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H). B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "At dawn on 19 August 1942, five thousand Allied soldiers landed at the French port of Dieppe in the first major test of the defence of the German-held coastline of Europe since Dunkirk. The codename given to the operation was 'Jubilee' and its aim was to capture Dieppe and the headlands which dominate the town, hold them for a few hours and provide the Allied war planners with the vital information they needed about enemy preparedness for the Second Front demanded by the Russians to relieve their sorely-pressed armies in the East. In nine hours of carnage and horror 'Jubilee' became a disaster. A combination of over-rigid planning, inadequate supporting firepower and - in the final hours before the raid - sheer bad luck, inflicted on the Allies one of their worst defeats in a war which was already going badly. British Commandos carried out the flank attacks against coastal gun batteries which dominated the seaward approaches to Dieppe and one of these raids, led by Lord Lovat, was spectacularly successful. But the assault on the port itself and the beaches on either side of Dieppe, the task of the Canadian 2nd Division, was a disastrous and bloody failure. Ronald Atkin has pieced together the full story of that day at Dieppe from all sides - British, Canadian, German and French - and from sources which include official documents and reports and most graphic of all, the reminiscences of the men of both sides who planned and fought in Operation 'Jubilee'. The result is a masterly account of one of the most extraordinary - and tragic - episodes of the Second World War." Minor finger mark on front free end paper, tiny faint stain on fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket has been price clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing. 
Price: 12.50 USD
2 Attwell, Mabel Lucie. (A.I. Mungeam, Charles Giffiths, Gertrude Munro Higgs, Paddy Smith, Dora Cook, Mary Steer, Margaret Connor.) LUCIE ATTWELL'S BUMPER BOOK OF FUN.
Dean & Son, London, 1973 edition. 
125 pp, 10 1/4" H, hard cover with glazed pictorial boards - no dust jacket. Contents: The Missing Glue Pot; The Toys Are All So Big Today; The Singing Lesson; How to Make "Humpty-Dumpty" Sit on the Wall; I'd Like to be a Policeman; I Wonder Why My Plants Don't Grow; A Painting Page; The Broken Rocking-Chair; We're Building a House; "Oh, Teddy Dear"; All Aboard the Daisy Bell; It's Waggles; The Lost Children; A Painting Page; Flossie the Lamb; The Elf Who had Chilblains; How to Make Annie A p p le; The Plain Princess; A Party Swing Song; Leap Frog; It's Dreadfully Foolish to Put to Sea; The Music Lesson; A Painting Page; The Wishing Well; I Had a Jolly Bubble Pipe; Elizabeth's Happy Morning; When I Take Spot Out; How to Make a Kitch e n M o pp et Man; The Golden Forest; My New Fur Hat! (A Painting Page); The Whistling Kettle; I Wish I Had a Scooter!; The Happy Windmill. Light browning to pages, one tiny corner bump, tiny dint on bottom edge of front board, light wear at top ed ge of re ar board. Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
London Folio Society 2002 Hard Cover Near Fine Peter Bailey. 
328 pp, 9 7/8" H. Bound in quarter cloth, with paper sides printed and blocked with a design by the artist. Dark brown slipcase. This edition follows the text of the first Allen Lane edition of 1969, incorporating minor emendations made to the 1972 reprint. B&w illustrations. Chapter headings: The Survivors; God; The Ringing Men; To Be A Farmer's Boy?; Good Service; The Forge; The Wheel-wright; The Craftsmen; The School; The Agricultural Training Centre; Officers and Gentlemen; The Orchard Men; Four Ladies; The Young Men; The Law; Limitations; The Vet; Not by Bread Alone; The Northern Invaders; In the Hour of Death. Minor rubbing on slipcase. 
Price: 25.00 USD
Erin, Ontario Boston Mills 1985 0919783112 / 9780919783119 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ 
72 pp, 8" H x 8 5/8" D. Septiatone photographs. Late 19th/early 20th century views and descriptions of the Beach area of Toronto. Chapter headings: The Boardwalk Album, 1878-1925; The Beach - A World Apart; Amusement Parks Remembered; Victoria Park, 1878-1912; Kew (Pleasure) Gardens, 1879-1907; Balmy Beach Park; Munro Park Amusement Park, 1898-1901; Scarboro Beach Amusement Park, 1907-1925; Fallingbrook Pavilion and St. John's Industrial School; The Old Woodbine, 1874-1956; The Firehall; Another Era. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
THE BEACH IN PICTURES 1793-1932., Campbell, Mary and Myrvold, Barbara.
5 Campbell, Mary and Myrvold, Barbara. THE BEACH IN PICTURES 1793-1932.
Toronto Toronto Public Library 1988 0920601081 / 9780920601082 Soft Cover Good+ 
44 pp, oblong (8 1/2" H x 11" D), stapled in wraps. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps, reproductions. Contents: Preface; Introduction; Early History; Development of the Kingston Road; Early Settlers; Summer Resort; Transition; Permanent Community; After Annexation; Waterfront Development; Small's Estate; Woodbine Beach; Woodbine Park; Kew Beach School; Fire Protection; Kew Gardens; Scarboro' Beach Amusement Park; Glen Stewart; Balmy Beach Park; Munro Park; Victoria Park; Beaches Library; Appendix A: Beach Area Subdivision Plans; Appendix B: Origin of Beach Street Names; Notes; Bibliography. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, very small crease at bottom corner of front cover, small area of color loss (scuff) and one soft wrinkle on front cover, two tiny corner creases and one larger corner crease on rear cover. 
Price: 20.00 USD
ECW Press, Toronto, 2009. 
122 pp, oblong soft cover with self-flaps (8" H x 10" D). ISBN 9781550228717 Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour with photographs, reproductions. "A conversational historical tour of a unique Toronto neighbourhood and an introduction to the i ndividuals who have helped define it over the past two centuries, from nineteenth-century tent dwellers to today's proud and established community. With over 120 archival photographs, readers can share in the Cochrane's delightful discoveries . " I n side - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing, light waviness to fore-edge of text block. Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
Centennial Committee, First Presbyterian Church, Port Colborne, Ontario, [1969]. 
56 pp, 11 3/4" H, hard cover. B&w photographs, reproductions, drawings. Contents: Acknowledgements; God Endures Amidst the Changing Years; Ministers of First Presbyterian Church; The Beginning; Initial History; Second Phase History; Depression Years; Ye Olde Treasurers Report; Our Benefactors; In Memoriam, A New Era; The Church of the Future. Slight pulling at staples at inside hinges, minor browning to page edges. Light browning to edges of textblock, light wear at corners of boards and at top/bottom of spine, slight bump at top/bottom of spine, small scuff mark and slight line indentation on rear board, tiny dint at top edge of both boards. Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
HOME OF MY YOUTH:  HANOVER., Hahn, Josephine Elizabeth.
8 Hahn, Josephine Elizabeth. HOME OF MY YOUTH: HANOVER.
Hanover, Ontario Hanover Public Library 1967 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ 
298 pp, 8 11/16' H. Blue cloth with gold lettering on spine, gold lettering/decoration on front board - no dust jacket (as issued). B&w photographs, map. A local history of Hanover, Ontario, looking at its people, politics, businesses, schools, churches, etc. A few pages with a tiny crease at top corner, two tiny faint stains in top margin of page 183, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 60.00 USD
LITERARY HISTORY OF CANADA:  CANADIAN LITERATURE IN ENGLISH.  SECOND EDITION.  3 VOLUME SET., Klinck, Carl F., editor.  Victor Hopwood, Fred Cogswell, Edith Fowke, Gordon Roper, Elizabeth Waterston, Roy Daniells, Desmond Pacey, Munro Beattie, Northrop Frye, George Woodcock, Claude Bissell, Henry B. Mayo, Sheila A. Egoff, Brandon Conron,  et al.
9 Klinck, Carl F., editor. Victor Hopwood, Fred Cogswell, Edith Fowke, Gordon Roper, Elizabeth Waterston, Roy Daniells, Desmond Pacey, Munro Beattie, Northrop Frye, George Woodcock, Claude Bissell, Henry B. Mayo, Sheila A. Egoff, Brandon Conron, et al. LITERARY HISTORY OF CANADA: CANADIAN LITERATURE IN ENGLISH. SECOND EDITION. 3 VOLUME SET.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1976 Second Edition. Hard Cover Very Good+ 
550 pp, 410 pp, 391 pp - 3 volume set - 9 1/4" H. dark blue and red cloth with gilt and dark blue lettering on spines and front boards, blue endpapers. Chapter headings include: The Voyagers; Explorers by Land (to 1867); Explorers by Sea: The West Coast; Literary Acitivy in the Maritime Provinces (1815-1880); Folktales and Folk Songs; Confederation to the First World War; Writers of Fiction (1880-1920); Canadian History and Social Sciences (1920-1960); Religious and Theological Writings (to 1960); Travel Book on Canada (1920-1960); Essays and Autobiography; Children's Literature (to 1960); Drama and Theatre; Poetry; Politics and Literature in the 1960s; Philosophical Literature; The Physical Sciences and Engineering; The Biological Sciences; Writing in the Social Sciences; Critical Theory: Some Trends, etc., etc. Some very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine of volumes One and Two, small area of minor colour loss on front board of volume One, minor corner wear on all volumes. 
Price: 55.00 USD
10 Klinck, Carl F., general editor. Alfred G. Bailey, Claude Bissell, Roy Daniells, Northrop Frye, Desmond Pacey, editors. Victor G. Hopwood, Fred Cogswell, Munro Beattie, Gordon Roper, Elizabeth Waterston, Edith Fowke, Frank W. Watt, Michael Tait, et al. LITERARY HISTORY OF CANADA: CANADIAN LITERATURE IN ENGLISH.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1973 0802051472 / 9780802051479 Reprinted with Corrections Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
945 pp, 9 1/2" H. "This major effort of a large group of scholars working in the field of Canadian literature provides a comprehensive, up-to-date reference work on the English literary history of Canada. It will be invaluable as a source of information on authors, genres, and literary trends and influences. It is also a fascinating account, lively and well written, of the ways in which writers have over the centuries striven to record reactions to a powerful natural environment and to their society against the background of other literary traditions in English. This volume represents a positive attempt to give a history of Canada in terms of writings which deserve attention because of significant thought, form, and use of language; it also aims to contribute to criticism by offering reasons for singling out those works regarded as the best." Very minor edge wear to boards. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, slight fading to spine color, light rubbing on spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY HISTORICAL RESEARCH.  SEPTEMBER, 1962.  VOL. XL.  NO. 163., McGuffie, T.H., ed.  (Major P.R. Adair, Major G. Tylden, Marquess Cambridge, Gerald O. Rickword, Major A. McK. Annand, Lt-Col. Geoffrey White, James Hayes, David Erskine, S.W. Jackman, H. Fulford Williams, Sidmouth, et al.)
11 McGuffie, T.H., ed. (Major P.R. Adair, Major G. Tylden, Marquess Cambridge, Gerald O. Rickword, Major A. McK. Annand, Lt-Col. Geoffrey White, James Hayes, David Erskine, S.W. Jackman, H. Fulford Williams, Sidmouth, et al.) JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY HISTORICAL RESEARCH. SEPTEMBER, 1962. VOL. XL. NO. 163.
Society for Army Historical Research, London, 1962. 
Paging runs 111 - 166, 10" H, soft cover. Two colour plates, 4 pages sepiatone illustrations. Contents include: The Coldstream Guards, c. 1680; Rimington's Guides, 1899 to 1901; The Volunteer Reviews in Hyde Park in 1799, 1800 and 1803; Military G leanings from the Cheveley Papers; General Robert Melville of Strathkinness and the Carronade; Lt.-Col. W. Munro and Officers of the 39th Regiment in the Crimea; The Permanent Forces of The Cape of Good Hope in 1884; Two Soldier Brothers of t h e E i g h teenth Century / Notes: Advice on Recruiting from the Horsbrugh Papers; Camping Instructions; etc. / Questions; Reply: "Fusilier", "Light Infantry" and "Rifle" Titles. Museum Supplement No. 52 (September, 1962) laid in. Interior - m in or b r ow ni ng t o pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, light browning, issue number written in ink on spine, two tiny edge tears, faint red pencil mark on fron t cov er. V er y G ood - 
Price: 20.00 USD
FIRST IMPRESSIONS., Metcalf, John, introduction.  (Martin Avery, Isabel Huggan, Mike Mason.)  Dust jacket illustration by George Hawken.
12 Metcalf, John, introduction. (Martin Avery, Isabel Huggan, Mike Mason.) Dust jacket illustration by George Hawken. FIRST IMPRESSIONS.
Oberon Press, n.p., 1980. 
142 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0887503683 "....designed for writers who need and deserve fuller exposure than is possible in 'Best Canadian Stories'. In this first volume....we're introducing three writers of singular cha racter and promise: Martin Avery, who is experimenting in an unobtrusive way with new fictional perspectives, Isabel Huggan, who will remind readers of the early Alice Munro, and Mike Mason, two of whose strong lyrical pieces have already a p p e a r e d in 'Best Canadian Stories'." Two very tiny dints on first two pages, a few very small light liquid marks on top and fore-edge of textblock, minor edge wear to boards. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, very small ghos t st ic ke r ma rk a n d small soiling mark on rear panel, very small water mark on spine. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 75.00 USD
McClelland & Stewart, (Toronto, 2001), Ist edition. 
322 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "A new collection of stories by Alice Munro is a treat to be savoured slowly. In the past, critics like A.S.Byatt have marvelled that her stories 'contain whole lives (which should have taken whole novels)'. The nine stories in this book are no exception, each one being rich and complex and satisfying, a triumph of the story-telling art..." Very tiny bump on bottom edge of front board. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling/wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. NF/VG+ 
Price: 22.50 USD
Crowood, Ramsbury, Marlborough, 2000, first edition. 
192 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1861263198 Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour with photographs, drawings, diagrams, reproductions. "The Supreme Allied Commander in World War Two, General Dwight D. Eisenhower, on ce said that the jeep was one of the three tools that won the War, and today's Jeep Wrangler and Cherokee models are its direct descendants. The US Army requirement was for a light reconnaissance vehicle that would also provide light armou r e d s u p p o rt for the infantry. It needed to be able to travel off-road at speed and carry four people. Four-wheel drive and a powerful engine were considered essential, but the three initial manufacturers, Bantam, Willys-Overland and Ford, so on c h an ge d th e fragile lightweight buggy envisaged by the Army into the tough, quarter-ton truck we recognize today. It survived in harsh conditions with limited maintenance, carried loads in excess of its design limits and became a symbol of th e A ll ied fo rc es. Willy-Overland were able to acquire the post-war commercial rights to the Jeep, introducing their first civilian model in 1945. The CJ (for Civilian Jeep) series had to compete against ex-military Jeeps that were chea p to buy , bu t d espi te t his and other difficult trading conditions, new Jeeps found ready buyers. Since then Jeep has changed hands four times. Successive owners have evolved the range, but have stayed true to the original concept of a powe rful engin e, fo ur-w heel drive , go od gr o und clearance and supreme off-road capability. Bill Munro tells the full story of the Jeep, from pre-war Bantam to today's Wrangler, in this carefully researched book. Far from being just another histo ry of the m ilitar y Jee p, th is cov ers t he civ il ian Jeep in detail, and gives the reader a clear insight into the continued development of one of the world's most successful motor vehicles." Dust jacket has minor wrinkle at bottom of spine, very m inor ru bbing. Fine/ Very G ood+ 
Price: 27.50 USD
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1968 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Jacket design by Larry Ratzkin. 
241 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). "The killing of a Chinese spy by three Russians in Northern England compels retaliation by Loomis, chief of Department K. John Craig abducts a Russian agents in Spain, narrowly escaping the Spanish police in a wild sea chase to Gibraltar, and picks up a batch of counterfeit money in the bargain. Meanwhile, Loomis has uncovered a fanatic anti-Communist organization in Britain which is trying to make trouble between Russia, Britain, and the United States. The suspected leader is a publishing tycoon. Before Craig is able to make sense of the situation, he undergoes some strange experiences in a simulated Wild West town and is almost broken by extreme torture. Once again, James Munro has written a superb and bizarre suspense novel." A few very small creases at top edge of pages 79 to 90. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, one small edge tear, light soiling on rear panel, protected in mylar sleeve. 
Price: 15.00 USD
THE SKY'S NO LIMIT., Munro, Raymond Z.
16 Munro, Raymond Z. THE SKY'S NO LIMIT.
Toronto Key Porter 1985 0919493696 / 9780919493698 First Edition Hard Cover Good Very Good- 
288 pp, 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs. "Munro has had enough adventures and brushes with death to fill ten lifetimes - like the time a cannon shell exploded off the wing of his Spitfire over the English Channel; or the time he took on the Vancouver Police Department and exposed corruption in its ranks; or the time his hot air balloon crashed in gale force winds in the wintry Irish Sea; or the time he caroused with movie great Errol Flynn in Mexico. He draws vivid portraits of the many people and personalities he has known throughout his action-filled life, including Gary Cooper, Tony Curtis, Marilyn Monroe, air ace Sir Douglas Bader and Eleanor Roosevelt." Very small bump to top corner of pages, bump to top corner of boards, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light to moderate wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing. 
Price: 12.50 USD
Little Brown, London, 2004. 
280 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0316727717 B&w photographs. "From the withdrawal from Dunkirk in 1940 to the Allied invasion of Germany four and a half years later, RAF Bomber Command was the only British force to s trike directly at the enemy homeland. It was a truly cosmopolitan body, including men from Australia, Canada, South Africa, New Zealand, the United States, neutral Ireland, occupied nations of Europe, India and other countries in the Briti s h E m p i r e . Behind each of these were family and friends, whose stories form an integral part of this book. Drawing on contemporary letters and diaries, later reflections and personal accounts, together with a wide range of interviews, this m ov i ng a nd h ig hl y readable book graphically examines the experiences of RAF aircrew in action. It focuses, too, on the complexities of their wartime relationships and the impact of their part in the war on the loved ones they left behind. " Min or wr ink lin g a t t op/ bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. Near Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 20.00 USD
18 Tausky, Nancy Z. and DiStefano, Lynne D. Inscribed by both authors. Photographs by Ian MacEachern. VICTORIAN ARCHITECTURE IN LONDON AND SOUTHWESTERN ONTARIO: SYMBOLS OF ASPIRATION.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1986 0802056989 / 9780802056986 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Photographs by Ian MacEachern. Inscribed by authors.
493 pp, small 4to (10 5/8" H). INSCRIBED ON HALF TITLE PAGE: "BEST WISHES FROM NANCY Z. TAUSKY 7 DEC. 1986 / WITH GOOD WISHES - LYNNE D. DISTEFANO 7 DECEMBER 1986". "Beginning with a discussion of the area's history, (the authors) explore the work of the most prominent architectural firm in Victorian London (Ontario) - Robinson, Tracy, Durand and Moore - and its role in the development of southwestern Ontario. From their focus on specific architects emerges a broader picture of the factors that typically shaped Victorian towns. They consider the various theories and movements that were given expression in Victorian building design, the social influences on the period's architecture, the evolution of building technology, and the state of the architectural profession in general during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. At the heart of the book, of course, are the buildings. Churches, banks, schools, courthouses, stores, and all manner of public buildings, as well as private homes are represented. Extensively illustrated, the book includes old photographs, reproductions of drawings and plans, and contemporary photographs of buildings which still stand, taken specially for this volume by Ian MacEachern." Minor browning in margins of pages and edges of textblock, tiny surface paper loss at top of inside front hinge, very light edge rubbing, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine . Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, slight fading on spine and at bottom of rear hinge area. 
Price: 35.00 USD
FROM QUILL TO BALLPOINT, 1591-1988., Vick, Dorothy.
19 Vick, Dorothy. FROM QUILL TO BALLPOINT, 1591-1988.
Owen Sound Dorothy Vick 1979 0969341504 / 9780969341505 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good 
376 pp, 11 1/8" H. Maroon simulated leather with gold lettering on spine and front board - no dust jacket (as issued). B&w photographs. An alphabetical listing of authors with links to Grey and Bruce counties, Ontario. Biographical sketches vary from a few lines to a few pages and publications to date are noted. 3" light scratch on rear board. 
Price: 30.00 USD
Toronto University of Toronto Press 2001 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
344 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). "(C)ombines reflection, criticism, and memoir to illustrate a curious and longlasting connection between Scottish and Canadian literary traditions. Examples drawn from genres including lyric poetry, narrative romance, war fiction, children's literature, sentimental fiction, thrillers, domestic novels, and short stories link Canadian writers such as John Richardson, Isabella Valancy Crawford, Sinclair Ross, Hugh MacLennan, Margaret Laurence, (L.M. Montgomery) and W.O. Mitchell to Scottish writers such as Robert Burns, Walter Scott, Thomas Carlyle, J.M. Barrie, Robert Louis Stevenson, John Buchan, and George Mackay Brown. Each chapter traces the connections from directly imitative nineteenth-century Canadian writers to modern Canadian works where Scottish tradition persists, sometimes transformed and sometimes distorted. Lively biographical sketches and close analysis of particular passages by Scottish and Canadian writers are set in the context of multicultural, narrative, postmodern, and post-colonial theories. This study illuminates the way Scottish ideas and values still wield surprising power in Canadian politics, education, theology, economics, and social mores." Tiny bump at top of front hinge. Dust jacket has small areas of light edge wrinkling - mainly at top of spine, two small dints on rear hinge, very light rubbing, several light scratches at bottom of rear panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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