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1 Bercuson, David J. MAPLE LEAF AGAINST THE AXIS: CANADA'S SECOND WORLD WAR.
Toronto Stoddart 1995 0773728619 / 9780773728615 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
316 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs, maps. "Here, in all its passion and drama, is the story of how the Canadian Army, Navy, and Air Force fought during the Second World War, from the Battle of Hong Kong to the Rhine River crossing and the significant part Canadians played in the Allied victory. David Bercuson, one of Canada's top military historians, covers the war on the ground, the naval war in the North Atlantic and elsewhere, and the air war - both the bomber offensive and the story of those Canadians who flew everything from Canso Reconnaissance aircraft in the Indian Ocean to Typhoon fighter bombers with the Second Tactical Air Force in Europe. And he does it through recounting the stories of men and women who were there." Very light soiling to edges of textblock. Dust jacket has very light edgewear/rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
2 Easton, Alan. Foreword by Rear-Admiral K.L. Dyer. 50 NORTH: AN ATLANTIC BATTLEGROUND. (CANADA'S ATLANTIC BATTLEGROUND.)
Toronto Ryerson Press 1963 First Edition. Hard Cover Very Good Fair Inscribed By Author
287 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H). Inscribed on front free endpaper: "Archie Whelan / This describes a very different / environment in which you / & I worked together, but I / hope you'll like reading about it. / Your old friend / Alan Easton. / March 1963." B&w illustrations. "In this exciting book, Lieutenant-Commander Alan Easton of the Royal Canadian Navy Reserve tells of his experiences during the Second World War. The first ship he commanded was a corvette with faulty engines. His second corvette saw convoy action and battled both German U-boats and bad weather. Then Easton was given command of a destroyer which saw action in the English Channel on the day of the Normandy invasion. Easton gives a thrilling and detailed account of this successful naval engagement. But '50 North' is as much concerned with everyday life on board small warships as it is with the Atlantic battle as a whole. For this reason (it) is the first Canadian book of its kind. Easton is able to portray with vividness the seamen under him, their minor quarrels as well as the more important problems which occasionally develop between the crew and the commanding officers." Very light browning to edges of text block, small bump to top of front hinge, minor erinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has old tape repairs for large and small tears with creases, a few small edge chips, light browning, rubbing and soiling - mainly on rear panel, now protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
THE SCHOOL OF FEMININITY.  A BOOK FOR AND ABOUT WOMEN AS THEY ARE INTERPRETED THROUGH FEMININE WRITERS OF YESTERDAY AND TODAY., Greene, Margaret Lawrence.
3 Greene, Margaret Lawrence. THE SCHOOL OF FEMININITY. A BOOK FOR AND ABOUT WOMEN AS THEY ARE INTERPRETED THROUGH FEMININE WRITERS OF YESTERDAY AND TODAY.
Toronto Musson 1972 0773700072 / 9780773700079 First Canadian Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good - 
382 pp, 8 3/4" H. 6 b&w illustrations. "As provocative and challenging as when it was first published in 1936, (this book) traces the development of female thought as reflected by the creative imagination of writers from Mary Wollstonecraft and Jane Austen to Pearl Buck and Virginia Woolf. With superb balance of reason and passion, the author probes the minds and hearts of her fellow creatures. She assesses their feeling towards their existence as women and examines their reactions to the role society expects them to fulfil." Contents: Part I. The Nineteenth-Century School of Femininity. We Wrtie as Women; Mary Wollstonecraft: Who Walked an Emotional Tight Rope; Jane Austen: Who Rode a Flirtatious Merry-Go-Round; The Bronte Sisters: Who Wrestled with Romance; George Eliot: Who Sat Like the Recording Angel and Wrote; Olive Schreiner: Who Lay Listening to the Biological Drum Beating. Part II. The Twentieth-Century School of Femininity. Little Girl Pals: Anita Loos - Dorothy Parker - Katharine Brush - Daphne du Maurie; Go-Getters: Edna Ferber - Fannie Hurst - G.B. Stern - Rose Macaulay; Matriarchs: Dorothy Canfield - Margaret Ayer Barnes - Storm Jameson - Phyllis Bentley - Phyllis Bottome - Sheila Kaye-Smith - Ruth Suckow - Evelyn Scott - Kate O'Brien; Helpmeets: Edith Wharton - Helen Grace Carlisle - Mary Borden - May Sinclair - Margaret Goldsmith - I.A.R. Wylie - Kay Boyle; Sophisticated Ladies: Ellen Glasgow - Mazo de la Roche - Margaret Kennedy - E.H. Young - E.M. Delafield - "Elizabeth" - Victoria Sackville-West; Priestesses: Pearl Buck - Radclyffe Hall - Mary Webb; Artistes: Katherine Mansfield - Willa Cather - Clemence Dane - Virginia Woolf. Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear, two small tears arcvhivally taped, light rubbing, scratch mark down front panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE MILITARY CORRESPONDENCE OF FIELD MARSHAL SIR HENRY WILSON 1918-1922.  PUBLICATIONS OF THE ARMY RECORDS SOCIETY VOL. I., Jeffery, Keith, editor.  Field Marshal Sir Henry Wilson.
4 Jeffery, Keith, editor. Field Marshal Sir Henry Wilson. THE MILITARY CORRESPONDENCE OF FIELD MARSHAL SIR HENRY WILSON 1918-1922. PUBLICATIONS OF THE ARMY RECORDS SOCIETY VOL. I.
Bodley Head / Army Records Society, London, 1985, first edition. 
438 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 037030683X Two b&w maps. "Among the papers of Field Marshal Sir Henry Wilson in the Imperial War Museum are some 300 letters dating from his time as professional head of the British Army. W ilson was Chief of the Imperial General Staff, February 1918 to February 1922, and the correspondence selected for this Army Records Society volume reflects all the principal military concerns of the period. During the last nine months of th e F i r s t World War the great German spring offensive, the Allied successes in the late summer and autumn, and final victory in November dominate the letters. Post-war problems of demobilisation and army re-building were followed by the difficu lt i es o f me et ing wide-range military commitments throughout the world. At home domestic revolution necessitated that the army prepare for operations in aid of the civil power. Abroad military action had to be co-ordinated with the French in ord er to en fo rce th e peace treaty with Germany and support Allied policy in Eastern Europe. Further demands were made on the army by calls to repress nationalist unrest in Ireland, Egypt, Indian and Mesopotamia (Iraq), together with communal vio len ce i n Pa les tine . A ll these topics are covered in the correspondence, which in particular demonstrates Wilson's growing disillusionment with the government's Irish policy. Wilson was himself an Irishman with strong Unionist sympathies whic h ma teria lly c ontr ibute d to his assassination by Irish nationalists just a few months after retiring from the War Office." Previous owner's small stamp on front pastedown, two very tiny corner bumps, tiny bump at bottom of rear hinge, mi nor wr inkli ng at top of spin e, sm all b ump at bottom edge of rear board, tiny dint at top edge of rear board. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, very small closed tear at bottom of rear flap with soft crease. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 36.00 USD
 
 
5 Milner, Marc. NORTH ATLANTIC RUN: THE ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY AND THE BATTLE FOR THE CONVOYS.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1985 0802025447 / 9780802025449 First Edition Very Good Very Good Inscribed By Author
326 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, maps. Inscribed on title page: "For Ray Yestadt, / with best wishes / Marc Milner". "The Royal Canadian Navy's escort operations proved to be one of Canada's most important contributions to Allied victory in the Second World War. They were also one of the most controversial. The story of those operations and of Canada's wartime navy is now told in full detail for the first time." Book is very slightly cocked, very minor wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, tiny dent on rear hinge and small crease at top of rear hinge, minor browning at top edge of flaps. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE HANDPRINTED BOOKS OF LEONARD AND VIRGINIA WOOLF AT THE HOGARTH PRESS, 1917-1932., Rhein, Donna E.
6 Rhein, Donna E. THE HANDPRINTED BOOKS OF LEONARD AND VIRGINIA WOOLF AT THE HOGARTH PRESS, 1917-1932.
Ann Arbor, Michigan UMI Research Press 1985 0835716945 / 9780835716949 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ 
166 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w reproductions. "The purpose of this study is to give an annotated bibliography of the books and discuss the authors whose words were handprinted by the Woolfs. It has proved easiest to investigate the books and understand how their authors came to be connected with the Press by considering them in groups based on their relationship with the Woolfs. Of course the Woolfs printed their own works and that of their friends. They also printed work by people they admired and wanted to encourage in their endeavor to reach the public eye. Since most of these people developed careers of some note, it is possible to give an indication of their relationships to the Woolfs and what these particular books meant to them at the time of publication." From the Introduction. Contents: List of Illustrations; Preface; Introduction; The Press in the Lives of the Woolfs; Books by the Woolfs; Books by Friends; Books by Acquaintances; Books by Worthy Unknown; The Woolfs and the Book Arts Tradition; Illustrations of the Books in Order of Publication; Appendix A: List of Handprinted Books in Order of Publication; Appendix B: List of Handprinted Books in Order by Author; Notes; Bibliography; Index. Very small bump at bottom corner of front board. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
FOR WANT OF A HORSE:  BEING A JOURNAL OF THE CAMPAIGNS AGAINST THE AMERICANS IN 1776 AND 1777 CONDUCTED FROM CANADA, BY AN OFFICER WHO SERVED WITH LT. GEN. BURGOYNE., Stanley, George F.G., Lt. Col., edited and with introduction by.  Signed.
7 Stanley, George F.G., Lt. Col., edited and with introduction by. Signed. FOR WANT OF A HORSE: BEING A JOURNAL OF THE CAMPAIGNS AGAINST THE AMERICANS IN 1776 AND 1777 CONDUCTED FROM CANADA, BY AN OFFICER WHO SERVED WITH LT. GEN. BURGOYNE.
Tribune Press, Sackville, N.B., 1961, first edition. 
194 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Fold-out map. SIGNED BY STANLEY ON TITLE PAGE. "On October 17, 1777 General John Burgoyne, 'Gentleman Johnny', surrendered to Horatio Gates's American army at Saratoga. It was the humiliat ing end of a campaign which promised, in the spring of 1777, to bring the Revolutionary War to an end. More than anything else, the defeat of Burgoyne ensured the success of the American rebellion. During the nineteenth century various c o n t e m p o r a r y accounts of Burgoyne's expedition were published; but the existence of still another account by a British officer, in the library of the United States Military Academy, was ignored. This account is now printed for the first ti me , th ro wi ng n ew l ig ht upon and adding new interest to the story of Burgoyne's ill-fated exploits of 1777. The publication of this journal has afforded the editor an opportunity of rewriting the Burgoyne story in a way which explains the f act or s b ehi nd the Br iti sh def eat and the American victory. He concludes that Burgoyne lost his campaign, not because of any basic weakness in the original plan or faulty handling of his men in battle, but because of a breakdown in the civil ian tra nspo rt s yst em. The re w ere , of course, other factors which Lt.-Col. Stanley brings out in his Introduction, but he regards the logistical factor as the most significant...." Previous owners small stamp on front endpapers, light to mo dera te e dge w ear, mino r so iling on f ore- edge of textblock, book lightly cocked. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, a few small tears (some with creases) and tiny chips, light browning to spine and flap-folds, light soili ng ma rks o n rear pane l. V G/G 
Price: 135.00 USD
 


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