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Ottawa C.H. Parelee 1913 Hard Cover Very Good - 
90 pp, 6 1/2" H. Dark green cloth with gilt lettering on front board. Contents: General Rule / Sittings of the House / Quorum / Order in the House / Casting vote of Speaker / Divisions / Yeas and Nays / Internal Economy Report / Select Standing Committees / Quorum of Committess / Deputy Speaker / Rules of Debate / Question of Order / Decorum in Debate / Reading the Question / Members not to speak twice / Conduct of Members as to Voting - Personal interest / Decorum in the House / Attendance of Members / Business of the House / Officers of the House / General Regulations / Intercourse between the two Houses / Private Bill Business / The Library of Parliament. A few small light finger marks on free rear endpaper, very light wear at corners and top/bottom of spine, tiny corner bumps, a few small indentations and scratches on front board, light wrinkling on spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
2 Black, M.H. Foreword by Geoffrey Cass. CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1584-1984.
Cambridge Cambridge University Press 1984 0521264731 / 9780521264730 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
343 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. "In 1984 the Press celebrates four hundred years of continuous printing and publishing, and this history gives a readable and not-too-formal introduction to that unique record. It is the story of the development of the printing and publishing arm of the University of Cambridge, from the medieval system of resident stationers who dealt in manuscripts to the present large printing and publishing house which produces computer software and audio cassette tapes as well as books (mostly now computer-set). The narrative is given its proper setting in the development of the University, which has inevitably determined the history of the Press itself; in the history of the book trade as a whole; and in the intellectual and political history of England which has at times affected the fortunes of the Press. There are anecdotes about powerful personalities, from Richard Bentley to Stanley Morison, which give colour and life to the sober black-and-white history of printing and publishing." Previous owner's name label tipped-in on half-title page, very light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, some light browning on spine, small ghost sticker mark on rear flap. 
Price: 25.00 USD
THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE (241 BC - AD 193)., Braud, David C., ed.  (Joyce Reynolds, W.S. Hanson, David C. Braud.)
3 Braud, David C., ed. (Joyce Reynolds, W.S. Hanson, David C. Braud.) THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE (241 BC - AD 193).
University of Exeter Press, Exeter, 1993, reprint. 
109 pp, 8 1/4" H, soft cover. Map, 2 plans. ISBN 0859892042 "The overseas empire which Rome acquired from the third century BC onwards was perhaps the single most important issue in Roman history thereafter, as the Roman city-state became ever mo re like a world-state. The empire had to be administered. This volume shows how, to a large extent, it came to run itself. In his introduction, David Braund examines the essential framework of the empire as it developed throughout the p e r i o d . H e draws attention to the impact of empire upon Rome itself - an impact that was not only social and economic but also political and ideological. Joyce Reynolds utilises neglected sources - particularly inscriptions - to present an a cc ou nt o f th e r ol e of cities in the life of the empire. W.S. Hanson formulates recent advances in archaeology in his discussion of Roman involvement in the creation of towns in non-urban areas of the western empire, most notably Britain. In the fi nal c hap te r , D avi d Braund presents the results of the latest research on the client kings and queens who bore much of the brunt of empire and who became, from Augustus onwards, ever more a part of the empire, obtaining citizenship and eve n se ats in the Rom an Sen ate by the beginning of the second century AD. A substantial bibliography is appended." Interior - previous owner's small stamp on inside of front cover, very small soft bump to top corner of textblock, otherwi se c lean and t ight wi th n o ot her owne rshi p marks. Exterior - tiny soft crease at corners, minor rubbing, minor wear at top/bottom of spine. Very Good 
Price: 29.95 USD
AUGUSTUS., Buchan, John.
4 Buchan, John. AUGUSTUS.
London Hodder & Stoughton 1937 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 
356 pp, 9 1/8" H. Green cloth with gilt lettering on spine, gilt illustration on front board, top edge gilt. Four b&w plates, including frontispiece plus fold-out "Household of Augustus" and fold-out map in black/white/red - all present. Biography of the Roman emperor, Augustus. Contents: Octavius (Winter at Apollonia / The Disputed Inheritance); Caesar Octavianus (The Triumvirate: Philippi / East and West / The Breach with Antony: Actium); First Citizen (Foundations / Respublica Conservata / Creative Evolution); Pater Patriae (The Complete Principate / Caesar's Household / Anima Romae / The Augustan Peace / The Shadow in the North / The Close); Index. Samll light red pencil line on front free endpaper, several areas of browning at top of fore-edge of text block, some areas of light browning on fore-edge and bottom of text block rear fold-out map has several extra fold creases, slight lean to spine, light wrinkling at top/bottom of text block, very light edge wear, very slight fading to spine colour. 
Price: 20.00 USD
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1939 Hard Cover Very Good- Good Inscribed By Author
2 volume set, 9 1/4" H, dark green cloth with gilt lettering on spines and front boards, plus collection of newspaper clipping, letters, etc. Nicholas Murray Butler (1862-1947) was president of Columbia University for 43 years, president of the Carnegie Endowment for Peace, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize and a candidate for the Republican nomination for the Presidency. Volume I - 1939, NOT a first edition (lacks the "A" on the copyright page), but is inscribed: "This copy is for / George C. Atkins, '02 / with cordial greeting / Nicholas Murray Butler / November 2, 1939". 451 pp, b&w illustrations. Contents: Apologia; Background of Inheritance; Paterson: Home and School Days; Undergraduate Days at Columbia; The Years of Graduate Study; A Voyage of Discovery; Building a University; Founding Teachers College; Some Fortunate Memories; Fourteen Republican National Conventions; Behind the Scenes in Politics; On Keeping Out of Public Office; Index. Volume II - 1940, first edition (not signed or inscribed). 474 pp, b&w illustrations. Contents: West Meets Immemorial East; A Summer to Remember, 1905; International Understanding and Peace; An Episode of the Endless Adventure; When War came in 1914; There is a History in All Men's Lives (Shakespeare - King Henry IV); Repeal of the Eighteenth Amendement; American Political Problems Still Unsolved; Abraham Lincoln and His Son; That Amazing West of Ours; Companionship and Conversation; Epilogue; Bibliography; Index. The following ephemera is included with these volumes: A letter from the Alumni Federation of Columbia University to the dedicatee with information about Volume II / 3 newspaper clippings on the death of Dr. Butler / front page of New York Times Book Review, September 24, 1939 with photo of Dr. Butler and review of book (review apparently continued on later page, but that is not included), plus an additional newspaper clipping about him from the New York Times of April 2, 1942 / a pamphlet: "William McKinley - and Twenty Years After" by Nicholas Murray Butler, given at the Tippecanoe Club of Cleveland, Ohio, January 29, 1920 - 13 pp, 9" H. / Broadsheet entitled "The Abdication of Democracy - Extension of Remarks of Hon. Jospeh C. O'Mahoney of Wyoming in the Senate of the United States, Tuesday, June 7, 1938. Address by Nicholas Murray Butler of Columbia University / a collection of letters, flyers, etc. concerning Dr. Butler's run for the Republican nomination for President, including "Butler on Republicanism" (hand card), "Nicholas Murray Butler, Candidate for the Republication Nomiantion for President of the United States from the Viewpoint of California (pamphlet -2 copies); "Wilson Failed because he was Wilson - Butler Succeeds because he is Bulter" (broadsheet) / three letters headed "For Presdient - Nicholas Murray Butler, one including a list of delegates for the state of New Jersey, and three other misc. items. Very light toning to most pages, light browning to some of the preliminary pages, moderate browning and scattered foxing marks on endpapers - a little more in volume I, moderate browning to top and fore-edge of text blocks, very small stain on top of text block of volume I and a tiny stain on the bottom of the text block, small area of shelf soiling on bottom of text blocks, minor edge wear to boards, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine of volume I, slight lean to volume I, slight small bump to bottom corners of volume I. Dust jackets have light to moderate browning/scattered foxing on inside, moderate edge wear/wrinkling; a few small chips, and tears/creases; a few small light water stains; light soiling/rubbing; volume I has a few small and tiny scuffs as well as a light 2" scratch; both jackets are protected in mylar sleeves. Some Ephemera has light edge wear/wrinkling/creasing, a batch has rusty paper clip stains, most have fold marks, newspaper clippings have browning, one pamphlet has rusty staples/stains, envelope has pencil notations. 
Price: 250.00 USD
THE LATER ROMAN EMPIRE, AD 284-430., Cameron, Averil.
6 Cameron, Averil. THE LATER ROMAN EMPIRE, AD 284-430.
Cambridge, Massachusetts Harvard University Press 1993 067451193X / 9780674511934 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
238 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w illustrations. "Marked by the shift of power from Rome to Constantinople and the Christianization of the Empire, this pivotal era requires a narrative and interpretative history of its own. Averil Cameron, an authority on later Roman and early Byzantine history and culture, captures the vigor and variety of the fourth century, doing full justice to the enormous explosion of recent scholarship. After 100 year of political turmoil, civil war, and invasion, the Roman Empire that Diocletian inherited in A.D. 284 desperately needed the radical restructuring he gave its government and defenses. His successor Constantine, continued the revolution by adopting - for himself and the Empire - a vibrant new religion: Christianity. The fourth century was an era of wide cultural diversity, represented by figures as different as Julian the Apostate and St. Augustine. Cameron provides a vivid narrative of its events and explores central questions about the economy, social structure, urban life, and cultural multiplicity of the extended Empire. Examining the transformation of the Roman world into a Christian culture, she takes note of the competition between Christianity and Neoplatonism. And she paints a lively picture of the new imperial city of Constantinople. By combining literary, artistic, and archaeological evidence, she has produced an exciting record of social change." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing on panels - mainly on rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1968 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket Inscribed By Author
423 pp, 9 1/4" H. Black covers with gilt lettering/decoration on spine. Inscribed on front free endpaper: "To the Hon W. Ross Macdonald: / In recollection of / many happy collaborations / and with best wishes / for the future! / Russell Hopkins / April, 1968." Contents: Author's Preface; A Challenge and a Dilemma; Bagehot's England: The Crown and the Lords; Bagehot's England: The Commons and the Cabinet; Constitutional Beginnings in Canada; Responsible Government; Discord and Deadlock: 1854-64; The Genesis of Confederation; The London Conference, 1866; The Nature and Structure of the B.N.A. Act; The Courts and the Constitution; External Affairs and the Constitution; The Formal Amendment of the Canadian Constitution; The Modern House of Commons; The Modern Senate; The Modern Executive; Retrospect and Prospect; Appendices; Bibliography; Index. Light toning to page margins, some light browning on half-title and title pages, light browning to edges of text block, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, tiny crease at bottom corner of pages 217 to 226, small separation at headband/text block. 
Price: 27.50 USD
THE CANADIAN LIBERAL.  A SURVEY OF NATIONAL AFFAIRS.  VOLUME 7 - Nos. 3 & 4.  WINTER 1954-1955.  SPECIAL DOUBLE ISSUE.  FEATURING PROVINCIAL CONVENTIONS., MacTavish, D.K., Q.C., et al., eds.  (Alcide Cote, Lord Campion, Walter E. Harris, J.G. Gardiner, John J. Connolly, Francis Boyd, Charles R. McElman, J.W. Pickersgill, Paul Martin, Lester B. Pearson, Robert H. Winters, Helen Grodeland.)
8 MacTavish, D.K., Q.C., et al., eds. (Alcide Cote, Lord Campion, Walter E. Harris, J.G. Gardiner, John J. Connolly, Francis Boyd, Charles R. McElman, J.W. Pickersgill, Paul Martin, Lester B. Pearson, Robert H. Winters, Helen Grodeland.) THE CANADIAN LIBERAL. A SURVEY OF NATIONAL AFFAIRS. VOLUME 7 - Nos. 3 & 4. WINTER 1954-1955. SPECIAL DOUBLE ISSUE. FEATURING PROVINCIAL CONVENTIONS.
National Liberal Federation of Canada, Ottawa, 1955. 
Paging runs 189 - 293, 8 1/4" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). B&w photographs. Through a printing error, pages 237-244 have been inserted twice. Contents: Confederation: A Monument of Co-Operation; Canada's Parliament of Business; Saskatchewan's New Liberal Leader; Saskatchwan's Liberal Convention; He Didn't Say No!; The Grand Old Liberal - Gladstone Before Home Rule; The Canadian Tax Law - Some First Impressions; National Agricultural Questions; The Canadian Senate - Custodian of Our Basic Freedoms; British Politics in the New Year; New Brunswick Liberal Leader; New Brunswick Liberal Convention; Political Profile: Hon. Henry D. Hicks; The Peoples of Canada; Instruments of U.S.-Canadian Co-Operation; The Challenge of Co-Existence; Labour and the Liberal Government; New Records in Housing; The Successful Evolution of New Enterprises; Alberta Liberals Building Up Alternative to Social Credit; 8th Installment of Legislative Action; Book Reviews; Letters to the Editor. Interior - subscription card has two corner creases and large tear - archivally taped, very light browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small tear at top/bottom of spine - archivally taped, light edge wear/wrinkling, minor rubbing, very light browning, two tiny corner creases, tiny tear at top/bottom of front cover - archivally taped. Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
THE BIG M: THE FRANK MAHOVLICH STORY., Mahovlich, Ted.  (Frank Mahovlich) Signed and Inscribed.  Foreword by Red Fisher.
9 Mahovlich, Ted. (Frank Mahovlich) Signed and Inscribed. Foreword by Red Fisher. THE BIG M: THE FRANK MAHOVLICH STORY.
Toronto HarperCollins 1999 0002000105 / 9780002000109 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Inscribed by Subject & Signed by Author.
244 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w and colour photographs. Inscribed on half title page: "To P___ B___ Merry Xmas Frank Mahovlich 27" and signed "Ted Mahovlich". The black marker used in the signing/inscription has bled through the page somewhat. "Hockey fans who saw Frank Mahovlich play will never forget the combination of power and grace that defined the on-ice presence of a hockey superstar. Growing up in Schumacher, Ontario, Frank graduated from the St. Michael's Majors to the Toronto Maple Leafs at age nineteen. In his first year in the National Hockey League, 1957-58, he beat out Chicago sensation Bobby Hull for the Calder Trophy as rookie of the year. And so began a career that spanned twenty-one years in the NHL and World Hockey Association. Rich with anecdotes, 'The Big M' captures the spirit and times of a Hall of Famer career: four Stanley Cups with the great Leafs teams of the '60s'; his bitter struggle with Punch Imlach; the infamous million-dollar deal with the Chicago Blackhawks; the Leafs-Red Wings trade that saw Frank hook up with Alex Delvecchio and Gordie Howe to form the Production Line II; the end of the six-team era; glory years in Montreal and two more Stanley Cups; the 1972 Canada/Russia series; his move to the WHA's Toronto Toros and the wild stories from a league of a different kind; the Senate appointment and personal reflections." Previous owner's place, Christmas notation, date and signature on free front endpaper; light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has some very light rubbing, very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 30.00 USD
Richmond Hill, Ontario Firefly Books 2006 155407150X / 9781554071500 First Edition Soft Cover with Self Flaps Near Fine 
328 pp, 9 3/4" H. B&w photographs. "As an entrepreneur, at the age of 26 (Hartland de Montarville Molson) was the president of Dominion Skyways, a pioneering airline. Soon after war was declared he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force and received the Order of the British Empire for flying more than 60 combat missions during the Battle of Britain. After the war (he) returned to the family brewing business. He was Vice-President in 1950, Chairman in 1966 and Director in 1983, contributing greatly to the continued growth of the company. Called to the Senate in 1955 at age 48, he sat as an independent. For the next 38 years he was a very able and influential speaker who was not afraid to voice his opinion. In 1958 Hartland and his brother Tom formed the Molson Foundation to support 'innovative projects in the fields of health and welfare, education and social development, and the humanities'. To the end of his life this fascinating, talented and wealthy man was concerned with fulfilling his responsibility to his family and giving something back to the country in which he had played so large a part." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - tiny bump on rear flap-fold. 
Price: 15.00 USD
Toronto University of Toronto 1950 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good- 
307 pp, 9 1/4" H. Tables. Contents: Preface; Introduction; The Nature of Representation in Canada; The Constituencies (Redistribution, 1867-1892 / Redistribution, 1892-1948); The Members of Parliament (Qualifications and Disqualfications of Members / The Independence of Parliament / The Payment of Members / The Personnel of Parliament); Elections (Nominating and Voting Procedure / The Election Officials / The Voters' Lists / The Election / The Franchise / The Disfranchisement of Citizens / Electoral Corruption and Controverted Elections / Election Expenses); Conclusion; Appendixes (Relevant Sections of the British North America Acts / Dates and Results of General Elections since 1867 / A Note on the Statistics of Representation); Index. Light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very small ink scribble and erased pencil mark on rear free endpaper, very light browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear/creasing, several small closed tears and ships, light browning, a few tiny scuffs. 
Price: 25.00 USD
THE ROMAN EMPIRE., Wells, Colin.
12 Wells, Colin. THE ROMAN EMPIRE.
Cambridge, Massachusetts Harvard University Press 1992 Second Edition, Updated. Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
366 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w photographs, maps/plans. "In this updated edition of his classic work, Colin Wells offers a vivid, sweeping history of the Roman Empire from 44 B.C. to A.D. 235. He has three aims: to describe what was happening in the central administration and in the entourage of the emperor; to indicate how life went on in Italy and the provinces, in the towns, in the countryside, and in the army; and to show how these two different worlds impinged on each other. Wells centers his narrative in a comprehensive chronological account of Roman political life from Augustus to the Severans. Interspersed are lively discussions of events occuring outside Rome and conditions throughout the rest of the empire. Reflecting the most recent scholarship, Wells pays particular attention to what literary and archaeological sources can reveal about Roman art and architecture, religion, education, law, and government." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, thin 1" light stain on top of two page leaves, one very small corner bump. Dust jacket has wrinkling at top of spine/front hinge area - very light elsewhere, some light rubbing - mainly on rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD

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