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1 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
 
 
THE DESERT GENERALS., Barnett, Correlli.
2 Barnett, Correlli. THE DESERT GENERALS.
London William Kimber 1960 Second Edition Very Good Very Good- 
320 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Map endpapers, b&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "The first portrait is of Sir Richard O'Connor, who won the fantastic victories over Graziani's Italians in 1940. The author shows that the credit for the daring and unorthodox planning is due to O'Connor and not to Wavell; he puts forward a convincing argument to show that Tripoli could have been taken - and the North African campaign ended - in February, 1941, if the Prime Minister had not diverted forces to Greece. Of Sir Alan Cunningham, first commander of 8th Army, there is a picture of imaginative insight. The author shows that the crisis in the 'Crusader' battle of November, 1941, was caused by twenty years of neglect and traditionalism, although the brunt fell on Cunningham, then a sick man. In Sir Neil Ritchie, next 8th Army commander, the author sees personified the characteristics of the Establishment - rigidity, social charm and professional conservatism. He shows how Ritchie was beaten in the summer battles of 1942 by the dynamism of German leadership. With 8th Army in danger of complete collapse, the C.-in-C., Sir Claude Auchinleck, took over direct command in order to try to save the Middle East and its vital oil. In the next few weeks he won a great but never officially acknowledged victory in the First Battle of Alamein. The author believes that this was the true turning point of the war, making possible the 'Torch' landings in French North Africa. Auchinleck's reward was dismissal - as, the author shows, a political scapegoat. Although Field-Marshal Montgomery has recounted his own story, there is another side to it, told here for the first time. The author discusses the plans for Montgomery's first victory of Alam Halfa which had been made by Auchinleck and his officers; he submits that the Battle of Alamein was not impeccably handled, and that Rommel's escape afterwards was not owing to rain, but to the hesitant, 'broad front' pursuit - the very error of which Montgomery was to accuse Eisenhower in 1944." Previous owner's small bookplate and small light stain on front pastedown, light browning to edges of text block, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one page with tiny edge tear and crease. Dust jacket has wear/wrinkles/tiny chips at top/bottom of hinges and flap-folds, small surface paper loss at top of spine, light browning on spine and flap-folds, two edge tears with creases - old tape repair, one tiny edge tear, light wear on flap-folds. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
DEADLOCK IN KOREA:  CANADIANS AT WAR, 1950-1953., Barris, Ted.  Introduction by Joe Schlesinger.  Inscribed by author.
3 Barris, Ted. Introduction by Joe Schlesinger. Inscribed by author. DEADLOCK IN KOREA: CANADIANS AT WAR, 1950-1953.
Toronto Macmillan Canada 1999 0771575912 / 9780771575914 First Edition Fine Very Good Inscribed By Author
326 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs and maps. Inscribed by the author on title page: "All the best - Ted Barris. March '99". "In 1950, nearly 25,000 Canadians signed on for a UN-sponsored 'police action' to stop the Communist incursion into South Korea. They joined a multi-national expeditionary force that quickly found itself embroiled in a full-scale war. Members of the Canadian navy, airforce and infantry fought with distinction and endured months of bloody stalemate that ultimately stopped the Communists but failed to reunite the people of the Korean peninsula - with consequences that continue to haunt the world today. Ted Barris interviewed hundreds of Korean War veterans to gather their stories of heroism and survival, tragedy and absurdity, successes and SNAFUS. He has woven their tales into a fascinating look at a war that many have forgotten." Book is Fine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, tiny dent on rear hinge, minor rubbing. 
Price: 18.00 USD
 
 
4 Barthorp, Michael; Scollins, Richard; Haythornthwaite, Philip J.; Viau, Jean-Louis; Moran, Jim; Greenhill, Stephen J.; Cox, Michael; Bartlett, Jack; Fosten, Bryan. MILITARY ILLUSTRATED PAST & PRESENT. NO. 35. APRIL 1991.
Military Illustrated, London, 1991. 
51 pp, 11 11/16" H, magazine format (stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings, reproductions, color photographs, uniform studies. Contents: Kabul to Kandahar, 1880; A Hero on Half-Pay; French 18e Regiment de Ligne, 1 809; US Marine Camouflage Uniforms, 1942-45 (3); The Vietnam War on the Screen (2); British Forces in the Gulf (2); The Lancaster Pistols; Gallery: Luke O'Connor. Interior - light cigarette odor, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light wear on spine - moderate at top of spine, slight bump to top of spine area, minor wrinkling on covers at spine, very light browning to edges of textblock, very light rubbing on rear cover. VG- 
Price: 9.95 USD
 
 
JAMES WILSON MORRICE:  A BIOGRAPHY., Buchanan, Donald W.
5 Buchanan, Donald W. JAMES WILSON MORRICE: A BIOGRAPHY.
Toronto Ryerson Press 1936 First Edition Very Good James Wilson Morrice. 
187 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w tissue-covered photograph frontispiece, b&w plates, 1 colour plate. A biography of the Canadian artist, James Wilson Morrice (1865-1924), detailing his nomadic life spent in Europe, North Africa, the West Indies and Canada, his work, associations and friendships (including Henri Matisse and Somerset Maugham). Includes a "Catalogue Raisonne" (divided geographically) and a "General Index". Interior - a very soft bump to top corner of text block, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, very soft crease at top corner of covers, light soiling on covers, a faint 2" line indention on front cover. 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
6 Connor, D. Russell. THE RECORD OF A LEGEND.
(Let's Dance, New York, 1984), Ist printing, limited edition. 
382 pp, 4to, HC. Book #473 of the first printing of 1500 (from sealed limitation sticker on ffep). "The only authorized factual book about Benny and his association with the greats. Facts, events, stories that have been unavailable for years now uncovered and discovered...Complete data on every record: dates, personnel, arrangers, singers, alternate takes, unissued sides, etc. Index of every record session Benny has recorded from 1926 to 1982. Chronological listings of every record on wh ich Benny appears as a leader or sideman - including bootleg tapes and recordings that circulate privately..." Includes the War Years, Carnegie Hall, Radio, Television, Motion Pictures, Concerts, Rare photos, etc., etc. Spine of book h a s s o m e w r i n kles from the manufacturing process. Dj has slight wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light edgewear and one small area of discoloration at bottom of rear panel near spine. VG+/VG 
Price: 85.00 USD
 
 
IRISH GHOSTS., Dunne, John J.
7 Dunne, John J. IRISH GHOSTS.
Belfast Appletree 1999 0862817668 / 9780862817664 Very Good+ 
118 pp, 8 1/8" H. B&w photographs. Publisher's bookmark laid in. "The banshee and the 'headless coach', phantom dogs and fearsome black cats, shadowy figures flitting along the dim corridors of old houses, gentle ladies that glide at midnight down gracious staircases, strange death warnings, unaccounted sounds at night in the secret recesses of storied castles - these are the ghosts of Ireland, an integral part of her tradition and atmosphere. (This book) contains forty-seven tales of such ghosts, ranging in time from the middle ages to the twentieth century, full illustrated throughout with photographs from the Lawrence O'Connor collection in Dublin." Inside - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor corner wear, small soft crease and very light rubbing on rear cover. 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
UNDER WELLINGTON'S COMMAND: A TALE OF THE PENINSULAR WAR., Henty, G.A.  (George Alfred Henty.)
8 Henty, G.A. (George Alfred Henty.) UNDER WELLINGTON'S COMMAND: A TALE OF THE PENINSULAR WAR.
London W. Foulsham Very Good Good+ 
223 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H). No date. Colour frontispiece. "Young Terence O'Connor was under Wellington's command, but he did not serve in the regular army. In the war in Spain and Portugal he led a small force or partisans - almost a private army of his own, which made daring raids deep into enemy territory. The risk of capture was always great, and twice Terence was taken prisoner - and twice he escaped. Each time he returned to lead his men back into danger, and time and again the gallant partisans struck hard against Napoleon's troops." Very light browning to pages and edges of text block, tiny dint on bottom edge of front board, tiny area of fading on front board. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear/creasing with some tiny tears and chips, colours are bright, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
WITH MOORE AT CORUNNA.  A TALE OF THE PENINSULAR WAR., Henty, G.A.  (George Alfred Henty.)
9 Henty, G.A. (George Alfred Henty.) WITH MOORE AT CORUNNA. A TALE OF THE PENINSULAR WAR.
London Latimer House 1959 Very Good Very Good - 
224 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H). B&w frontispiece. Terence O'Connor fights with the Mayo Fusiliers to free Portugal from Napoleon's forces. Tiny dint at top edge of front board, very light browning to edges of text block - a few very tiny stains on top of text block. Dust jacket has been price clipped, has a few small chips and tears - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light edge wear/creasing, colours are very bright, minor soiling and rubbing on rear panel, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
RICHTHOFEN: BEYOND THE LEGEND OF THE RED BARON., Kilduff, Peter.
10 Kilduff, Peter. RICHTHOFEN: BEYOND THE LEGEND OF THE RED BARON.
London Brockhampton 1999 1860199909 / 9781860199905 Reprint Near Fine Near Fine 
256 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w photographs. "(P)rovides the first clear, fully-documented view of Manfred von Richthofen as an air-fighter, exemplary leader and an important figure in the development of German fighter units and tactics in the First World War. It was made possible by extensive research and, with the end of the Cold War, the release of significant documents in eastern Germany that had been unavailable to western historians since before the Second World War. It traces the development of German fighter aviation from the early single-aircraft aerial ambushes to the massed attacks of Jadgeschwader I, the battle force that Richthofen developed into a highly effective weapon. Richthofen's own Air Combat Operations Manual, completed shortly before his death in combat, is included in its entirety." Tiny dint on bottom edge of front board. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
RICHTHOFEN: BEYOND THE LEGEND OF THE RED BARON., Kilduff, Peter.
11 Kilduff, Peter. RICHTHOFEN: BEYOND THE LEGEND OF THE RED BARON.
London Brockhampton 1999 1860199909 / 9781860199905 Reprint Near Fine Very Good+ 
256 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w photographs. "(P)rovides the first clear, fully-documented view of Manfred von Richthofen as an air-fighter, exemplary leader and an important figure in the development of German fighter units and tactics in the First World War. It was made possible by extensive research and, with the end of the Cold War, the release of significant documents in eastern Germany that had been unavailable to western historians since before the Second World War. It traces the development of German fighter aviation from the early single-aircraft aerial ambushes to the massed attacks of Jadgeschwader I, the battle force that Richthofen developed into a highly effective weapon. Richthofen's own Air Combat Operations Manual, completed shortly before his death in combat, is included in its entirety." Very minor rubbing on boards. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top edge of rear panel. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
OPERATION COMPASS.  OSPREY HISTORY SERIES., Latimer, Jon.
12 Latimer, Jon. OPERATION COMPASS. OSPREY HISTORY SERIES.
Oxford Osprey 2000 1841762806 / 9781841762807 Very Good+ Battlescene plates by Jim Laurier. 
96 pp, 9 3/4" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, colour maps/battle plans, plates. "The first battle of the desert war, Operation Compass was originally envisaged as a spoiling attack, combined with a reconnaissance in force to disrupt Italian forces that had advanced into Egypt in September 1940. Lt Gen. Richard O'Connor launched what amounted to a British 'Blitzkrieg'. In less than two months the British forces swept 500 miles along the coast of North Africa. 7th Armoured Division raced across the desert to cut off the retreating Italians, and O'Connor's men destroyed nine Italian divisions, and took 130,000 prisoners. This title guides the reader in full detail through the stages of the rapid advance, and the hard fighting in an unforgiving environment, as well as examining the consequences of the clash. This victory would lead to the arrival of General Rommel and his Afrikakorps at Tripoli in March 1941." Interior - tiny letter written in ink on half-title page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light rubbing, light soiling on bottom of text block. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
ALEC GUINNESS:  MASTER OF DISGUISE., O'Connor, Garry.  (Alec Guinness.)
13 O'Connor, Garry. (Alec Guinness.) ALEC GUINNESS: MASTER OF DISGUISE.
London Hodder and Stoughton 1994 0340485620 / 9780340485620 First Edition Very Good Very Good 
316 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w photographs. "Sir Alec Guinness's performances in films such as 'Oliver Twist', 'Kind Hearts and Coronets', and 'The Bridge on the River Kwai', as well as in countless plays in the Theatre and on television, have ensured his position as one of the greatest actors of the post-war era. He seems able not so much to portray the characters he plays as to become them. But the gift is deceptive. How can he really be all the different people he has played? How does he do it? (This book) delves into the actor's complex, enigmatic personality and into the nature of his remarkable talent. (O'Connor) probes the formative spiritual and emotional events in his life - his illegitimacy, his unanchored childhood, and his conversion to Roman Catholicism. Drawing on interviews with scores of friends and colleagues, (he) traces Guinness's acting roots and, closely relating the man to the roles he has created, renders the drama of his development. With portraits of notable figures in Guinness's life including John Gielgud, Laurence Olivier, Ralph Richardson, David Lean, Tyrone Guthrie, George Lucas, T.S. Eliot, John le Carre and Alan Bennett, O'Connor recreates a remarkably diverse, long and distinguished career. His penetrating analysis is one which celebrates, and preserves, the integrity of the actor and the man." Very light browning to edges of text block, small light mark on top of textblock, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has minor rubbing and very light edge wrinkling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
14 O'Connor, Richard. THE SPIRIT SOLDIERS: A HISTORICAL NARRATIVE OF THE BOXER REBELLION.
G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York, (1973). 
379 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. "The first full-scale narrative history of the Boxer Rebellion told from the Chinese point of view, as well as that of the West, (this book) is a graphic re-creation of those few explosive months in 1900 when hundreds of Christian missionaries were killed, thousands of Chinese Christians were slaughtered, and the Foreign Settlement of Tientsin and the diplomatic community of Peking were besieged..." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light browning to top of text block. Dust jacket has very light browning at edges, light edge wear/wrinkling, several tiny/small closed tears - mainly at top/bottom of spine, light rubbing. VG/G+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE UPPER OTTAWA VALLEY TO 1855:  A COLLECTION OF DOCUMENTS., Reid, Richard, edited and introduction by.
15 Reid, Richard, edited and introduction by. THE UPPER OTTAWA VALLEY TO 1855: A COLLECTION OF DOCUMENTS.
Toronto The Champlain Society 1990 0886290619 / 9780886290610 Limited Edition Very Good+ 
354 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H). Red cloth with gilt lettering/crest on spine No. 692 of an edition of twelve hundred and fifty. B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. Contents: Foreword; Preface; Illustrations and Maps; Introduction (British Emigration Policy and the Settlement of the Ottawa Valley / Social Order and Growth in the Valley / From Timber to Lumber / Changing Patterns of Transportation / Urban Growth in the Ottawa Valley and the Rise of Bytown / Ottawa Valley Politics, 1820-1855 / Religion and Education in the Valley); Documents (arranged under the same headings); Bibliography; Index. Minor bumping at corners. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
RAPT IN PLAID: CANADIAN LITERATURE AND SCOTTISH TRADITION., Waterston, Elizabeth.
16 Waterston, Elizabeth. RAPT IN PLAID: CANADIAN LITERATURE AND SCOTTISH TRADITION.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 2001 First Edition 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
 
 
IRISH FAIRY AND FOLK TALES., Yeats, W.B., edited and selected by.  (William Butler Yeats.)
17 Yeats, W.B., edited and selected by. (William Butler Yeats.) IRISH FAIRY AND FOLK TALES.
New York Barnes & Noble 1993 0880290730 / 9780880290739 Reprint Very Good Very Good+ 
416 pp, 8 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. "W.B. Yeats included almost every sort of Irish folk tale in this marvelous compendium of fairy tales and song which he collected and edited for publication in 1892. Here are tales of the chilling wail of the Banshee, whose cry portends death, and of the fish-tailed Merrow, whose beautiful women spurn their green-haired husbands for handsome local fishermen. There are bewitched puddings, lost wishes, fairies, changelings, Leprechauns, ghosts, giants, devils and kings that touch our souls and fire our imagination. Not coincidentally, it is in the weath of symbol within Irish folklore that Yeats found the key to his personal and individual mythology - the muse of his poetic genius." The stories are gathered under the headings: The Fate of the Children of Lir; The Trooping Fairies (The Fairies / Changelings / The Merrow); The Solitary Fairies; Ghosts; Witches, Fairy Doctors; Tyeer-Na-N-Oge; Saints, Priests; The Devil; Giants; Kings Queens, Princesses, Earls, Robbers. Tiny faint in mark at bottom edge of pages 258 & 263, very tiny tear and faint ink mark at bottom edge of pages 259 to 262, minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has some very minor edge wrinkling and very minor rubbing. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 


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