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1 Angus, Margaret. KINGSTON GENERAL HOSPITAL: A SOCIAL & INSTITUTIONAL HISTORY.
McGill-Queens University Press, Montreal, 1973, Ist ed. 
205 pp text, 16 pp illus, small 4to, HC. A fascinating story of the history of Kingston Hospital, covering a wide social perspective and the medical and nursing progress over the years. Dust jacket has minor wear at corners and minor soiling to edges. VG+ /VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CATCH ME A NIGHTINGALE., Ash, Joan.
2 Ash, Joan. CATCH ME A NIGHTINGALE.
Robert Hale, London, 1991, first edition. 
202 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0709046049 "The ward settles down for a quiet night. A serene, starched nurse soothes the brow of a grateful patient as the lamplight flickers. Bleep! Cardiac arrest! The crash team lea ps into action, skidding along the corridors, etiquette abandoned in the vital race against time. It is in these frantic seconds that a sister, weighing her responsibilities and priorities, must make efficient, professional decisions - deci s i o n s w h ich could mean the difference between life and death. In her autobiography, Joan Ash contrasts her wartime nursing experiences in India with the National Health Service as she found it on her return in 1973. She shows us the day-to- da y fr us tr a ti on s and joys of nursing, the individuals that people the wards, and the resilient dedication of these latter-day Florence Nightingales." book slightly cocked. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds. Nea r F in e/N ear Fi ne 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
FIRST IN LAST OUT:  THE RCAF, WOMEN'S DIVISION AND NURSING SISTERS IN WORLD WAR II., Bryce, Glad.  Foreword by Roberta Bondar.  With messages by  Margaret Couture, Norm Miller and Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Susan Beharriell.
3 Bryce, Glad. Foreword by Roberta Bondar. With messages by Margaret Couture, Norm Miller and Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Susan Beharriell. FIRST IN LAST OUT: THE RCAF, WOMEN'S DIVISION AND NURSING SISTERS IN WORLD WAR II.
Toronto University Women's Club of Toronto 2010 0986519502 / 9780986519505 First Edition Near Fine No Jacket - (as issued) Signed and Inscribed by Author.
224 pp, oblong (9 1/4" H x 11 1/8" D), glazed pictorial boards, b&w photographs, maps. Signed on half title page: "Glad Bryce" and also inscibed: "To / Hugh / Enjoy! / Glad". Chapter headings: First In: It Begins; Becoming a WD; Life as a WD; Trades, Training, and Jobs; WDs Overseas; Headquarters, Flying Schools and Air Stations; Special Challenges; Last Out: The End of the War at Home and Abroad; Appendices (Personal Interviews / Personal Stories); Nursing Sisters; Endnotes; Glossary; Bibliography; Index. Some light waviness at top/bottom edges of text block. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE TORONTO GENERAL HOSPITAL, 1819-1965:  A CHRONICLE., Cosbie, W.G.
4 Cosbie, W.G. THE TORONTO GENERAL HOSPITAL, 1819-1965: A CHRONICLE.
Toronto Macmillan of Canada 1975 0770511848 / 9780770511845 First Edition Very Good Very Good- 
373 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "The story of the Toronto General Hospital is intimagely and inseparably associated with the development of the city of Toronto and the support of its citizens. Dr. Crosbie traces the history of the Hospital from its founding in York, through its humble facilities on King Street, to the ornate Victorian structure on Gerrard, and finally to the great institution which today dominates the corner of College Street and University Avenue. Its early services to the victims of the War of 1812 and of the cholera epidemics of the nineteenth century, the problems of financing, the challenges of two world wars, and its relationship with the University and its medical schools are just a few of the factors governing the direction taken by the institution. Throughout this chronicle, the achievements of a distinguished body of medical staff in the fields of medical practice, research, and teaching are described in a context of contribution to the University and the city of Toronto, a well as to the international medical scene." Very small soft crease at top corner of last 50 pages, bottom corner of boards are bumped, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing, old tape on inside top/bottom edges. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
5 Dobrowolsky, Helene. Foreword by Dr. William Beahen. LAW OF THE YUKON: A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF THE MOUNTED POLICE IN THE YUKON.
Whitehorse, Yukon Lost Moose 1995 0969461267 / 9780969461265 Very Good+ Very Good+ 
192 pp, 12 1/4" H. B&w and colour photographs, maps, reproductions. Contents: Introduction; The First Post - Fort Constantine; The Klondike Gold Rush; Reinforcements Meet the Great Stampede; After the Rush; First Nations People and the Police; Crime, Conspiracy and Court; Women and the Force; Patrolling the Yukon; At Ease; Wartime and Alaska Highway Construction; Dog Stories; Policing Today; Honour Roll; Reference: Endnotes; Selected Bibliography; Illustrations; Index. Minor bump at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, minor rubbing, very soft crease at top of rear panel and flap, 1" faint line indentation on front panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
A HISTORY OF WOMEN IN THE CANADIAN MILITARY., Dunas, Barbara.
6 Dunas, Barbara. A HISTORY OF WOMEN IN THE CANADIAN MILITARY.
Art Global, (Montreal, 2000). 
157 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Color and b&w photographs, reproductions, uniform studies. "Canadian women first served in the military well over a hundred years ago. This account traces the rich history which has emerged, from the original dispatch of nurses sent westward to care for the wounded during the North West Rebellion, through to the present day when women play a full and equal role in the defence of Canada. Progress has not been steady nor without setback. Through words and images, the author recounts the history of the nursing sisters, the Women's Royal Canadian Naval Service, the Canadian Women's Army Corps, the Royal Canadian Air Force Women's Division and the military women of today who serve in the three environments..." Dust jacket has very minor soiling, and very minor edge wrinkling. F/NF 
Price: 29.95 USD
 
 
CRIMEAN BLUNDER: THE STORY OF WAR WITH RUSSIA A HUNDRED YEARS AGO., Gibbs, Peter.
7 Gibbs, Peter. CRIMEAN BLUNDER: THE STORY OF WAR WITH RUSSIA A HUNDRED YEARS AGO.
Holt, Rinehart and Winston, New York, 1960, first American edition. 
297 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "The Crimean War was a little war, a seemingly unimportant war which England entered - as Trevelyan wrote - for no better reason than that she was bored with pe ace. When, in 1854, the London crowds saw their soldiers marching off to fight, they cheered with delight. The war against Russia, into which Britain and France had drifted in alliance with Turkey - and which had grown out of a petty quarre l b e t w e en some monks in Jerusalem - was to be a lighthearted and glorious adventure. True, the Crimean was a war to capture only one town. Nonetheless the suffering was appalling and 300,000 lives were lost. It was in the Crimean War that t he te le gr ap h was first used to apprise statemen at home of events at the front. It was then that Florence Nightingale, horrified by the unnecessary waste of life and by the inhumanity of the treatment of the troops, organized the nursing servi ce t hat wa s t o m ak e history. It was, in fact, Crimea that finally ended the myth that war had glamor. In (this book, the author) tells the full story of this strange conflict, how the errors and blunders and optimism on the part of Palmersto n a nd Que en V icto ria, Lo uis Napoleon and Tsar Nicholas developed into a nightmare. Here is the story of the fantastic, gallant and infamous Charge of the Light Brigade, but here also is the unforgettable drama of the ordinary soldier - Briti sh, Fre nch, Russi an an d Tur kish - who fought steadfastly on, though sacrificed again and again by the stupidity of his commanders." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has been price-clip ped, has very small chip/ tears with moderate wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds - light edge wear elsewhere, light fading to spine color, some light browning, minor soiling. Very Good/Good- 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
8 Green, David. BLENHEIM.
London Collins 1974 0002111772 / 9780002111775 First Edition Very Good - Good 
162 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). Map endpapers, b&w and color photographs, maps, reproductions, details from Blenheim tapestries. "(S)kilfully draw(s) on contemporary records and illustrations to create this vivid evocation of the battle - Marlborough's attack on the fortified village of Blenheim, the courageous and generous action of his ally, Prince Eugene, the capture of Marshal Tallard and the rout of the French cavalry, many of whom perished in the Danube. Nor has the cost to the Allies been forgotten. Unpublished letter-books at Blenheim have been drawn upon to show Marlborough's care for the wounded and their nursing. Finally the author traces Marlborough's triumphal return to London and the building of Blenheim Palace before taking the reader on a brief stroll through the battlefield as it is today." Light cigarette odor, light browning to pages, browning to edges of textblock. Dust jacket is price clipped, moderate edge wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing, three small closed tears, browning to inside surface. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE LION'S TALE:  A HISTORY OF THE WELLESLEY HOSPITAL, 1912-1987., Hollobon, Joan.
9 Hollobon, Joan. THE LION'S TALE: A HISTORY OF THE WELLESLEY HOSPITAL, 1912-1987.
Irwin, Toronto, (1987), Ist ed. 
182 pp, small square 4to (9 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Illustrated with b&w and colour photographs. Pictorial endpapers. "In 1911, Dr. Herbert Alexander Bruce bought an old mansion at the corner of Wellesley Street and Homewood Avenue and the following year he opened it officially as the Wellesley Hospital. Since then, the Wellesley has grown from a seventy-two bed private hospital to a large institution with equipment and facilities that were undreamt of by its founders." Light wear at corners of boards and at top/bottom of spine, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light waviness to edges of textblock. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
ARMY DIARY 1974., Johnson, F.P., Colonel, editor.
10 Johnson, F.P., Colonel, editor. ARMY DIARY 1974.
Method, Golspie, Scotland, 1973. 
Unpaginated, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover (imitation red leather with gold lettering on spine and front board), integral ribbon bookmark, dust jacket. Photographs, reproductions. As well as blank diary areas, the book includes: Regimental, Corps and Battery Days; Battle Anniversaries of the British Army; Forecast of Main Ceremonial Events; Army Sports Fixtures and Records; Army Museums; Army Charities; Royal Colonels, etc. - An Historical Footnote for Every Weekday. Illustrated Features for this year: The Reconnaissance to Saran Sar: An Incident in the Tirah Campaign of 1897; The Beginnings of Telegraphy: The Development of Army Signalling from 1750 to 1910; The 6th Rajputana Rifles: One of the Great Infantry Regiments of the old Indian Army; Kneller Hall: The Story of the Royal Military School of Music; "Beneath the White Cross": A Short History of the Army Nursing Services; Soldier Sailors: A look at H.M. Army Vessels and the Soldier-Seamen Who Man Them; "The Vandoos": The Famous French-Canadian Royal 22e Regiment; The Battle of Assaye 1803; The Rescue of Colonel Cameron: Abyssinia 1868 - A Masterpiece of Administrative Military Planning; Special Correspondent: The Story of the Larger-Than-Life 19th Century War Correspondents; Chetshwayo: The Last of the Great Zulu Kings - A Reluctant but Formidable Enemy. Cigarette odour, light browning to edges of text block, wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear - moderate at bottom edge with a few small tears, browning at top edge, very light rubbing. Very Good-/Good+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
11 Leeson, F.L., editor. (Brenda M Cook; David T Hawkings, Bridget Howlett, John M Pollock, Terence Lee, Dr. Razzell.) GENEALOGISTS' MAGAZINE. JUNE 1999. VOL. 26 NO. 6. JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY OF GENEALOGISTS.
Society of Genealogists, London, 1999. 
Paging runs 205 - 244 + ads, 9 5/8" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). Contents: Abelard and Heloise - Some notes towards a family tree; Little used sources and new discoveries - 2. Silver Plate Tax and Carriage Tax; Records of nurses and nursing - Resources in London Metropolitan Archieves; Ephemera - the Editor's jottings; Presenting the 1901 census; Gipsy genealogy - A study of name changing and other anomalies; Child mortality - A new appeal from Dr Razzell; Correspondence; Notes and news insert; Book reviews; Deaths; Readers' queries; Library update; Additions to the library and documents collection; Federation News. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear/wrinkling, t i n y s o i l ing mark on front bottom edge. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
12 McDonald, Lois Halliday. (Francis Ermatinger.) FUR TRADE LETTERS OF FRANCIS ERMATINGER. WRITTEN TO HIS BROTHER EDWARD DURING HIS SERVICE WITH THE HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY 1818-1853.
Glendale, California Arthur H. Clark 1980 0870621300 / 9780870621307 First Edition Very Good 
317 pp, 9 1/2" H. Northwest Historical Series XV. Blue cloth with gilt lettering/banding on spine. Sepia tone frontispiece, portrait and three maps, fold-out b&w map. Contents: Foreword; Introduction; Ermatinger Family Background - Merchants of Montreal; Apprentice Clerks at the Bay; Reassignment to the Columbia Department; Brother Edward Leaves the HBC; Indian Troubles - Ermatinger Keeps a Journal; Domestic Troubles; Among Flatheads and Americans; Ministering to Missionaries and Nursing a Grudge with the HBC; Keepng the Cowlitz Farm and the Willamette Falls Store; Exile in Athabasca; Last Days of an Old Fur Trader; Bibliography; Index. Tiny tear on inside front hinge - archivally taped, two soft creases at top corner of front free endpaper, three corners slightly bumped, light edge wear, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, some light rubbing on boards 
Price: 85.00 USD
 
 
13 Palmer, Alan. THE BANNER OF BATTLE: THE STORY OF THE CRIMEAN WAR.
London Weidenfeld and Nicolson 1987 0297790420 / 9780297790426 First Edition Very Good Very Good 
289 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "(P)uts the myths and preconceptions about The Charge of the Light Brigade, Florence Nightingale, the war guilt of Stratford de Redcliffe, the rivalry between Lord Cardigan and Lord Lucan and the patriotic fervour of the English into perspective. Military and naval events are woven into the context of Great Power politics and diplomacy. The Crimean War, often viewed simply as a dramatic incident in the Eastern Question, emerges as a decisive campaign which lowered the stature of both defeated Russia and non-belligerent Austria, thereby changing the power structure of Europe. (This) is the first comprehensive interpretation of the subject stressing the European and Baltic angles, and so bringing the Crimean War clearly and astutely into focus." Page edges browning lightly. Dust jacket has minor edgewear, light edge wrinkling, light browning to spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE BANNER OF BATTLE:  THE STORY OF THE CRIMEAN WAR., Palmer, Alan.
14 Palmer, Alan. THE BANNER OF BATTLE: THE STORY OF THE CRIMEAN WAR.
London Weidenfeld and Nicolson 1987 0297790420 / 9780297790426 First Edition Very Good Very Good 
289 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "(P)uts the myths and preconceptions about The Charge of the Light Brigade, Florence Nightingale, the war guilt of Stratford de Redcliffe, the rivalry between Lord Cardigan and Lord Lucan and the patriotic fervour of the English into perspective. Military and naval events are woven into the context of Great Power politics and diplomacy. The Crimean War, often viewed simply as a dramatic incident in the Eastern Question, emerges as a decisive campaign which lowered the stature of both defeated Russia and non-belligerent Austria, thereby changing the power structure of Europe. (This) is the first comprehensive interpretation of the subject stressing the European and Baltic angles, and so bringing the Crimean War clearly and astutely into focus." Previous owner's name in ink at bottom of front free endpaper, light browning to pages and edges of text block. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, slight browning on spine. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE PRAIRIE PROVINCES TO 1953 WITH BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX., Peel, Bruce Braden, compiler.  Foreword by J.H. Archer.
15 Peel, Bruce Braden, compiler. Foreword by J.H. Archer. A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE PRAIRIE PROVINCES TO 1953 WITH BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1973 0802019722 / 9780802019721 Second Edition Very Good+ No Jacket 
780 pp, 9 3/4" H. Orange cloth with black lettering on spine and front board, green endpapers. Contents: Foreword; Preface to the Second Edition; Preface to the 1963 Supplement; Preface to the First Edition; Libraries, Collections, and Other Sources Cited; Bibliography of the Prairie Provinces; Subject Index - The Environment / The People / History / History, Local / Explorers, Surveyors, and Travellers / Pro Pelle Cutem / Red River Settlement / Rebellions and Regimental Histories / Maintiens le Droit: Royal Canadian Mounted Police / Communications / Settling the West / Ranching / The Wheat Economy / Co-operation / Politics and Government / Laws, Statutes, etc. / Medicine and Nursing / The Spiritual Life / Education / Indian Languages / Literary Works / Journalism / Bibliography - Title Index; Author Index with biographical notes; Initials, Pseudonyms, and Religious Names. Light browning to edges of endpapers, one small soft corner bump. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
JEAN I. GUNN: NURSING LEADER.  CANADIAN MEDICAL LIVES SERIES., Rieger, Natalie.
16 Rieger, Natalie. JEAN I. GUNN: NURSING LEADER. CANADIAN MEDICAL LIVES SERIES.
Asociated Medical Services / Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Markham, Ontario, 1997. 
264 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1550411756 B&w photographs. "In 1913 Jean Gunn, a native of Belleville who trained at the prestigious New York Presbyterian Hospital, became the Superintendant of Nurses at the Toronto General Hospital. For more than a quarter of a century she gave her energy and time to numerous nursing and health issues and the nursing service at the Toronto General. Recognized as a leader by nurses, doctors, politicians and hospital trustees, she manoeuvred around obstructions with humour, diplomacy, persistence and a fine sense of justice. Her contribution shows that the nursing profession achieved success despite the hierarchical, paternal and oppressive attitudes and behaviour of hospital trustees, medical doctors and politcians towards the nursing profession. Her story delineates the ambivalence which nurses had in working with other women on issues which were not related directly to nursing. It describes the respect with which Gunn was held by colleagues and her students at the General. Her achievements provide an alternative to the traditional interpretation of nursing's history as being oppressed and under patriarchal control, striving unsuccessfully to become a profession. What Gunn and her nurse colleagues accomplished in her life is relevant to today's problems in the health care system. We must know of those struggles before we lose the gains they fought for." Tiny tear on front inside hinge. NF/ F 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
DOCTOR OLDS OF TWILLINGATE: PORTRAIT OF AN AMERICAN SURGEON IN NEWFOUNDLAND., Saunders, Gary L.
17 Saunders, Gary L. DOCTOR OLDS OF TWILLINGATE: PORTRAIT OF AN AMERICAN SURGEON IN NEWFOUNDLAND.
St. John's, Newfoundland Breakwater 1997 1550810928 / 9781550810929 Third Printing Very Good+ 
367 pp, 9" H. B&w photographs, illustrations. "John Olds grew up in Connecticut, sailed on Long Island Sound, played polo for Yale and went to medical school at Johns Hopkins. As a third year medical student he went on a summer's adventure to an unheard of hospital in the equally obscure town of Twillingate in Newfoundland, at that time Great Britain's oldest colony. The summer's experience was offered to Hopkins students, as an elective, to show them medicine as practiced outside the metropolitan centers. It also gave them more hands-on experience than medical school could offer to a junior student. Most came for the summer and then relegated to memory their novel experience with the hospitable, gentle people, the chance to do deliveries and appendectomies, and the rustic maritime beauty of the place. (John Olds) liked it so well that upon graduation in 1932 he returned, bringing (his wife), whom he had met there in 1930 as a Hopkins nursing student. They decided to stay a year; the year turned into their lifetimes." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, light rubbing, small crease at bottom corner of front cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
HEROINES OF MERCY STREET:  THE REAL NURSES OF THE CIVIL WAR., Toler, Pamela D.
18 Toler, Pamela D. HEROINES OF MERCY STREET: THE REAL NURSES OF THE CIVIL WAR.
New York Little Brown 2016 0316392073 / 9780316392075 Very Good+ Very Good+ 
287 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs. Companion volume to the PBS series "Mercy Street". "The nurses of the Civil War ushered in a new era for medicine in the midst of tremendous hardship. While (America) was at war, these women learned to advocate and care for patients in hostile settings, saved countless lives, and changed the profession forever. They regularly fell ill with no one to nurse them in return, seethed in anger at the indifference and inefficiency that left wounded men on the battlefield without care, and all too often mourned for those they could not rescue. (This book) tells the true stories of the nurses at Mansion House, the Alexandria, Virginia, hotel turned wartime hospital. Women like Dorothea Dix, Mary Phinney, and Anne Reading rushed to be of service to their country during the war, meeting challenges every step of the way that would discourage less determined souls. They saw casualties on a scale Americans had never seen before; diseases like typhoid and dysentery were rampant; and working conditions were abysmal - both physically and emotionally. Drawing on the diaries, letters, and books written by these nursing pioneers, (the author) has created a fascinating portrait of true heroines, shining a light on their personal contributions during one of (America's) most turbulent periods." Very small ink remainder mark on top of text block. Dust jacket has a very small soft corner crease at top of front flap. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CHERRY AMES, ISLAND NURSE., Wells, Helen.
19 Wells, Helen. CHERRY AMES, ISLAND NURSE.
Grosset & Dunlap, New York, 1960. 
184 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H), hard cover (brown 'tweed' boards with black lettering on spine, black image on front board) in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. Lists up to this title on reverse of half title page and on the rear flap. Number 100100 at top corner of front flap. Birthday inscription on front free endpaper dated 1961. Number 21 in the Cherry Ames series. "Little does Nurse Cherry Ames realize when distinguished Sir Ian Barclay is rushed by his nephew Lloyd to Hilton Hospital t hat her newest case will carry her north to misty, sea-beaten Balfour Island, off the rugged coast of wind-swept Newfoundland....Cherry soon suspects that more than illness is worrying the peppery owner of the Balfour Iron Mines, and her su s p i c i o n s only deepen upon their arrival at Barclay House on Balfour Island...." Very light edge wear to boards, book slightly cocked. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, several small tears archivally taped - some with creases, a fe w ti ny c hi ps , mi n or rubbing, small corner crease on rear flap. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 95.00 USD
 
 
AUNTIE MABEL'S WAR:  AN ACCOUNT OF HER PART IN THE HOSTILITIES OF 1914-18., Wenzel, Marian and Cornish, John, compilers.
20 Wenzel, Marian and Cornish, John, compilers. AUNTIE MABEL'S WAR: AN ACCOUNT OF HER PART IN THE HOSTILITIES OF 1914-18.
London Allen Lane 1980 0713912650 / 9780713912654 First Edition Very Good Good- 
128 pp, oblong 8vo (7 3/4" H x 10 1/4" D). Profusely illustrated with b&w reproductions of photographs, postcards, newspaper clipping, maps, etc. "There have been many books of the experiences of men and women in the First World War. (This one) is different. It is the story of a nurse who served in Northern France and the Balkans with the Scottish Women's Hospital - a suffragette organization. Turning the pages, the reader has a vivid impression of actually being present as Mabel lives and copes with the war. The undoubted oddities of Mabel's character and her frequent lapses in taste are a major delight of the book. Coming from a solid middle-class family, makers of the famous Fox's umbrellas in Stocksbridge, the war is a liberation for her and she displays no interest in returning to England and her family. It is a most most unusual book and Mabel an unlikely heroine. Its charm lies in the sense of immediacy and period with which it illuminates one tiny corner of the Great War." Previous owner's initials, place and date in pen on free front endpaper, very light edge wear, small light stain on bottom of text block, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny bump at corners of boards. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, light rubbing, 2" taped tear with multiple creases on rear panel. very small round label on rear flap. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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