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VINTAGE CHRISTMAS CARD "MAY THE PEACE OF ALLAH".  DECORATED ENVELOPE.
1 VINTAGE CHRISTMAS CARD "MAY THE PEACE OF ALLAH". DECORATED ENVELOPE.
In Envelope Very Good 
Single sheet card (i.e. not a folded card), c1920/30s, with unusual verse. "Christmas Greetings / I pray the prayer the Easterners do, / May the Peace of Allah abide with you / Wherever you stay, wherever you go, / May the beautiful palms of Allah grow; / Through the days of labor and nights of rest, / May the love of sweet Allah make you blest, / So I touch my heart as the Easterners do, / May the Peace of Allah abide with you." Colorful illustration at top of card has a gilt sky, the star over Bethlehem the three kings & their camels with holly below. The card has not been used - no signatures etc. The unused, cream-colored envelope is lined on the flap side with gold foil with black "palm" decoration. Card size - 5 3/4" H x 4 1/2" W. No manufacturer's markings. There is a tiny tear at each end of the envelope flap hinge and one tiny crease. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
HMS SHEFFIELD: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF 'OLD SHINY'., Bassett, Ronald.
2 Bassett, Ronald. HMS SHEFFIELD: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF 'OLD SHINY'.
London Arms and Armour 1988 0853689113 / 9780853689119 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Good+ 
224 pp, large 8vo (9 15/16" H). B&w maps and photographs. "The first HMS Sheffield was launched in 1936 to serve her flag bravely for thirty years. During World War Two, the cruiser became one of the most illustrious warships of all time, achieving twelve honours. In 1940, she fought in the action off Cape Spartivento; in the following year she shared in the audacious bombardment of Genoa, exchanged salvoes with Bismarck and sank one of that battleship's supply tankers, Friedrich Breme. In the Arctic a mine blew a 22-foot hole in her stern, but in an Icelandic fjord her crew fashioned a makeshift timber patch before steaming her back to Britain to fight again. In 1942, in the Barents Sea, Sheffield was in action against the 'pocket battleships' Admiral Hipper and Lutzow, and sank the German destroyer Friedrich Eckoldt. In 1943 she shared in the destruction of the battlecruiser Scharnhorst off North Cape and later supported carrier attacks upon Tirpitz. These, however, were but the highlights of this distinguished ship's wartime service. This book tells the story of her entire life and of her crews before, during and after World War Two - not from the detached perspective of an 'armchair historian', but from that of a writer who served at that time in a similar cruiser. Ronald Bassett was entrusted with research material accumulated over many years by an officer of Sheffield who died before those records could be turned into a book. Hundreds of her crew members, including several of her commanding officers, have contributed to this chronicle by means of their memoirs, diaries, letters, newspaper cuttings and photographs, enabling (the author) to paint an accurate and powerfully evocative portrait of a famous ship." Slight bump at bottom of spine, slight waviness to edges of text block, previous owner's label on free front endpaper, book cracked in several places but page signatures are holding firmly. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, several small edge tears (two taped) and chips, light rubbing with some slight colour loss on rear panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
SCIENCE FICTION:  THE ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA.  (SF), Clute, John.
3 Clute, John. SCIENCE FICTION: THE ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA. (SF)
Macmillan Canada, Toronto, (1995), Ist Canadian edition. 
312 pp, 4to (11 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0771573170 Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photographs, drawings, reproductions of book and magazine covers and author signatures, etc. "Covering the history of the genre in all its forms, and lavishly illustrated with images from books, films, magazines, comics, and graphic novels, (this book) presents one-of-a-kind, decade-by-decade time charts with fascinating insight into the cultural influences that shaped the Sci e n c e Fiction of each period...In over 100 detailed biographies (it) introduces the world's greatest Science Fiction writers - from Mary Shelley and H.G. Wells, through Robert A. Heinlein, Isaac Asimov, Usular K Le Guin and William Gibson - right u p to t he names to watch as the millenium approaches. Their works, and those of other literary legends, are brought to life in a gallery of over 100 enduring novels, all in early or first edition jackets. An unparalleled reference work and a s tun ni ng vis ual adventure, this extraordinary volume will transport you through time and space to glorious dreams and sobering satires." Soft bump at bottom corner of approx. first 25 pages, small bump at three corners and at bottom of rear hinge /spi ne. D ust jacket has very light rubbing, light wrinkling at bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor edge wrinkling elsewhere. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
4 Gordon, John. WINGED SENTRIES / SENTINELLES DE L'AIR.
Canada John Gordon 1963 First Edition Stapled in Wraps Very Good Claude Rousseau. 
104 pp, oblong (10 7/8" H x 13 1/2" D). B&w drawings. Inside of front cover has reproductions of signatures with a tissue overlay giving typed versions. Inside the rear cover, a tissue overlay gives reproduction signatures and typed versions over a drawing of the Trans-Canada Trophy. Bilingual text (English/French). "This book portrays the common and better known types of aircraft flown by Canadian military pilots during more than 50 years of war and peace. It includes the major types flown by Canadian airmen in the Royal Flying Corps, the Royal Naval Air Service and the Royal Air Force in the First World War; the first Canadian air services, the Canadian Aviation Corps of 1914, and the Canadian Air Force of 1918-1919; the post-war Air Board and C.A.F.; the Royal Canadian Air Force and Civil Government Air Operations Directorate in the inter-war years; the Royal Canadian Air Force, Canadian Army and Royal Canadian Navy in the Second World War; and the new types brought into service int he past 15 or 20 years." Interior - a few pages with small wrinkle at top edge, slight browning to edges of transparent free endpapers, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, light browning to rear cover, small area of surface paper loss at top of rear hinge. 
Price: 19.00 USD
 
 
AMERICAN NOVELISTS SINCE WORLD WAR II.  SECOND SERIES.  DICTIONARY OF LITERARY BIOGRAPHY, VOLUME SIX., Kibler, James, E., Jr., editor.  Foreword by william Targ.
5 Kibler, James, E., Jr., editor. Foreword by william Targ. AMERICAN NOVELISTS SINCE WORLD WAR II. SECOND SERIES. DICTIONARY OF LITERARY BIOGRAPHY, VOLUME SIX.
Detroit Gale Research 1980 0810309084 / 9780810309081 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good 
404 pp, 11 1/4" H. Medium blue boards with dark blue title blocks/gilt lettering on spine and front board. Pictorial endpapers, b&w photographs, reproductions (including some signatures). Includes the Cumulative Index Volumes 1-6. The seventy entries in this book supplement "American Novelists Since World War II, First Series', further documenting the growth of a body of literature still in the making." Contains bio-bibliographical information about: Paul Bowles; Frederick Busch, Pat Conroy; Don DeLillo; J.P. Dunleavy; A.B. Guthrie, Jr.; Earl Hamner, John Hersey, John Irving; Shirley Jackson; John Knowles, Harper Lee; Peter Matthiessen, Cormac McCarthy; James A. Michener; Toni Morrison; Josephine Pinckney; Sylvia Plath; Mario Puzo; Mary Lee Settle; Irwin Shaw; Isaac Bashevis Singer; Anne Tyler; Gore Vidal; Alice Walker; Joseph Wambaugh, etc. Light wear and wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, a few tiny dents on bottom edge of boards, light wear at corners, three corners with very small bump. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
6 Leeson, F.L., editor. (Peter Razzell, Georgina Stafford, John Wareing, David H Pratt, Ken Prandy.) GENEALOGISTS' MAGAZINE. DECEMBER 1995. VOL. 25 NO. 4. JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY OF GENEALOGISTS.
Society of Genealogists, London, 1995. 
Paging runs 137 - 176 + ads, 9 5/8" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). Contents: The growth of population in eighteenth century England - a critical reappraisal; Adoption and its records; Ephemera - the Editors' jottings; Marks, signatures and stamp s - the social rise of an emigration agents in later-Stuart London; Somerset Wills; Mary Cannovan - life of a pre-Famine Irish immigrant in Liverpool; The family, occupation and social stratification - an interim report; Correspondence; No t e s a n d N e ws; Federation news; Readers' queries; Library update; Volunteers; Deaths; Book reviews; Additions to the library and documents collection. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge w ea r, m i no r so i li ng , small soft corner crease. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
CLASSIC TRAINS: THE GOLDEN AGE OF RAILROADING.  WORLD WAR II: RAILROADING'S FINEST HOUR.  WINTER 2001.  VOLUME 2, NUMBER 4., McGonigal, Robert S.; Withers, Bob; Zega, Michael; Hansen, Peter A.; Houser, Fred N.; Middleton, William D.; Wider, Patrick C.; King, Ed.
7 McGonigal, Robert S.; Withers, Bob; Zega, Michael; Hansen, Peter A.; Houser, Fred N.; Middleton, William D.; Wider, Patrick C.; King, Ed. CLASSIC TRAINS: THE GOLDEN AGE OF RAILROADING. WORLD WAR II: RAILROADING'S FINEST HOUR. WINTER 2001. VOLUME 2, NUMBER 4.
Waukesha, WI Kalmbach 2001 Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
114 pp, 10 3/4" H - magazine format. Profusely illustrated with b&w and color photographs. Articles: Ready to Serve the Nation: Soldiers' signatures recall a time when railroaders and railroads answered an urgent call; The B&O Goes to War: Records from early December 1941 show the effects of global conflict on Baltimare & Ohio's St. Louis line; Inspiring the Home Front: When war suddenly indundated them with traffic, the railroads switched advertising strategies; Hitler's Rail-Wreckers: Some of America's great railroad landmarks were prime targets in a daring Nazi sabotage plot; GI with a Paintbrush: Lt. Gil Reid's artwork captured the railroad scene around Naples, Italy, in 1944; Photo Classics: An all-color look at wartime railroading on the Santa Fe, Soo Line, C&IM, Atlantic Coast Line, and Key System; A Soldier's "Wartime Fan Trip": How a man rode trains over 20,000 miles in 2 years, courtesy of Uncle Sam; EMD's Shock Troops: While helping to defeat the Axis abroad, early E units, FT's, and switchers battled steam at home; Recalled to Active Duty: Marginalized by highways and the Depression, electric interurbans served with distinction during the war; Troop Cars: Boxcar-inspired troop sleepers and kitchen cars were answers to the railroads' wartime capacity crunch; Close Call at Clevilas Tunnel: a Virginian Railway operator's quick thinking prevented a catastrophe. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very small crease at top corner of front cover - migrates into first few pages. Light wear at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
ADOLF HITLER: MY PART IN HIS DOWNFALL / "ROMMEL?" "GUNNER WHO?":  A CONFRONTATION IN THE DESERT / MONTY:  HIS PART IN MY VICTORY / MUSSOLINI:  HIS PART IN MY DOWNFALL / WHERE HAVE ALL THE BULLETS GONE?  5 VOLUMES., Milligan, Spike.  Volumes 2-4 edited By Jack Hobbs.
8 Milligan, Spike. Volumes 2-4 edited By Jack Hobbs. ADOLF HITLER: MY PART IN HIS DOWNFALL / "ROMMEL?" "GUNNER WHO?": A CONFRONTATION IN THE DESERT / MONTY: HIS PART IN MY VICTORY / MUSSOLINI: HIS PART IN MY DOWNFALL / WHERE HAVE ALL THE BULLETS GONE? 5 VOLUMES.
London Michael Joseph. Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
The first five volumes of what was originally projected to be a trilogy covering Spike Milligan's war experiences. It eventually comprised seven volumes that followed him into post war life. The books contain b&w photographs and drawings. 1. Adolf Hitler: My Part in His Downfall - 146 pp, 8 3/4" H, 3rd impression, 1971 - ISBN 718108863. Small soft crease at top corner of preliminary pages, tiny dent on free front endpaper, very small foxing mark at fore-edge of five page leaves, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling, very light rubbing. 2. "Rommel?" "Gunner Who?": A Confrontation in the Desert - 192 pp, 8 3/4" H, First edition, 1974 - ISBN 0718107330. Book is slightly cocked, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, very light edge wear, light edge wrinkling, very light rubbing, light browning at top edge. 3. Monty: His Part in My Victory - 128 pp, 8 3/4" H, Second Impression, 1976 - ISBN 0718115317. Surface paper loss at top/bottom of inside front hinge (caused by excess glue), bump and soft crease at fore-edge of all pages, book is lightly cocked, light glue residue on bottom of text block at spine, tiny bump at top of spine. Dust jacket is not price clipped, has minor edge wear/wrinkling, very light rubbing. 4. Mussolini: His Part in My Downfall - 288 pp, 8 3/4" H, First edition, 1978 - ISBN 0718117387. Book is slightly cocked, minor soiling on bottom of text block, light bump at bottom of spine, hinges lightly stretched at title page and at pages 286/287. Dust jacket is price clipped, light edge wrinkling, very light rubbing. 5. Where Have All the Bullets Gone? - 261 pp, 8 3/4" H, First edition, 1985 - ISBN 0718124308. Bottom edge of pages on last four page signatures are poorly trimmed (uneven - happened during manufacturing process), tiny scuff at top of spine, very light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket is not price clipped, has minor edge wear, very light edge wrinkling, very light rubbing. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
9 Mills, Carl BANSHEES IN THE ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY.
Banshee Publication, Willowdale, Ontario, 1991, first edition. 
306 pp + indices and technical drawings, 4to (12 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 096952000X Profusely illustrated in b&w and color with photographs and drawings. Contents: Preface; The History of VF870 Squadron during the Banshee Era; Th e History of VF871 Squadron during the Banshee Era; HMCS Bonaventure - The Banshee Era; The Arming of the RCN Banshee with the Sidewinder; The Banshee from the VX10 Perspective; Banshee Development and US Operations; Canadian Banshee Short S t o r i e s ; In Memoriam; Chronology; Banshee Gallery; Pot Pourri; Acknowledgement; Index to Stories; General Index; Abbreviations. Large gift inscription and several small inscriptions and signatures on free front endpaper, minor edge wear. Du st j ac ke t ha s v ery light edge wrinkling, minor edge wear. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
NO MORE VIETNAMS., Nixon, Richard.  (Richard Milhous Nixon.)
10 Nixon, Richard. (Richard Milhous Nixon.) NO MORE VIETNAMS.
New York Arbor House 1985 0877957266 / 9780877957263 Deluxe Edition. Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Signed by Author
240 pp, 8 9/8" H. Dark blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine, blindstamped signature on front board, top edge of textblock dark blue, fore edge untrimmed. Signed on front free endpaper: "Richard Nixon". In plain dark blue cloth-covered slipcase. Contents; The Myths of Vietnam; How the Vietnam War Began; Why and How We Went Into Vietnam; How We Won the War; How We Lost the Peace; Third World War; Author's Note. One very tiny scuff and two small faint rub marks on top of dark blue text block, two very tiny dark blue dye marks at top edge of page leaves 123/124 & 125/126. Slipcase has light rubbing, and very minor wear at front corners. 
Price: 200.00 USD
 
 
11 Pomery, Chris. DNA AND FAMILY HISTORY: HOW GENETIC TESTING CAN ADVANCE YOUR GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH.
Toronto Dundurn 2004 1550025368 / 9781550025361 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ 
168 pp, 9 3/16" H. "Do you want to explore the findings of your family history research? Are you trying to link people with the same surname in family trees - or simply curious to understand more about your family's genetic origins? DNA testing is now being used by thousands of genealogists around the world. (This book) is the first guide to this pioneering subject, designed for family historians and surname study organizers at any stage of their research. In simple language aimed at non-scientists, (the author) examines the background and the issues, explaining: the simple process of testing; how genealogists have used the technology; how you can organize your own study; how to choose the right test and test company; how to interpret and present your results." Inside - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - two 2" faint line marks on fron t cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
12 Robertson, William and Prescott, William H. HISTORY OF THE REIGN OF CHARLES THE FIFTH. WITH AN ACCOUNT OF THE EMPEROR'S LIFE AFTER HIS ABDICATION BY WILLIAM H. PRESCOTT. 2 VOLUME SET.
George Routledge & Sons, London, n.d. 
552 pp, 587 pp, small 8vo (7 5/8" H), hard covers (brick-colored cloth with gold lettering on spines and front boards) - 2 volume set. Previous owner's name stamp on front free endpapers, very light browning to pages, small foxing marks and light to moderate browning to first and last few pages in each volume, vol. II has two page signatures slightly protuding at fore-edge of textblock, browning to edges of textblock, light to moderate edge wear, small bump to some corners, wrinkling at top/bottom of spines, light rubbing, very small bump/tear at fore-edge and bottom edge of front board of vol. I., very small dent on spine of vol. I. Very Good- 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
LIVES OF THE QUEENS OF SCOTLAND AND ENGLISH PRINCESSES CONNECTED WITH THE REGAL SUCCESSION OF GREAT BRITAIN.  8 VOLUMES BOUND IN 4.  (VOLUMES I-VIII COMPLETE.), Strickland, Agnes.
13 Strickland, Agnes. LIVES OF THE QUEENS OF SCOTLAND AND ENGLISH PRINCESSES CONNECTED WITH THE REGAL SUCCESSION OF GREAT BRITAIN. 8 VOLUMES BOUND IN 4. (VOLUMES I-VIII COMPLETE.)
New York Harper & Brothers 1854 Half-Leather Good 
8 volumes bound in 4 - 7 1/2" H. Brown leather spines and corners, brown cloth covered boards. Five raised bands on each spine, gilt lettering (title and volume numbers) and darker banding/decoration. All edges marbled, marbled endpapers. A few small b&w illustrations in text only (reproductions of signatures, map, etc. - no portraits). Volume I - 1854 - 375 pp: Mary Tudor / Magdalene of France / Mary of Lorraine. Volume II - 1854 - 402 pp: Mary of Lorraine, cont'd. / Lady Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox. Volumes III & IV - 1854 - 336 pp, 347 pp: Mary Stuart. Volumes V & VI - 1868 - 333 pp, 365 pp: Mary Stuart, cont'd. Volume VII - 1859 - 470 pp: Mary Stuart, cont'd. Volume VIII - 1859 - 379 pp: Elizabeth Stuart / Sophia, Electress of Hanover. All volumes have a few scattered tiny light and dark foxing marks throughout the pages, all bindings are very tight, two inside hinges have small split in paper - holding firmly, three volumes have tiny wrinkling marks at fore-edge of some pages - generally to the last 50 to 200 pages and most likely from the manufacturing process, two volumes have some pages with tiny/small bump/wrinkle at bottom corner, a few tiny or very small bumps to edges of some boards, books have edge wear but leather has been treated with leather preservative. 
Price: 275.00 USD
 
 
14 Thompson, C.J.S. MAGIC AND HEALING: THE HISTORY AND FOLKLORE OF MAGICAL HEALING PRACTICES FROM HERB-LORE AND INCANTATIONS TO RINGS AND PRECIOUS STONES.
New York Bell 1989 0517688336 / 9780517688335 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
176 pp, 9 3/16" H. "Magic, in one form or another, was believed to be instrumental in curing human beings of physical and mental disease until the dawn of modern medicine. (This) is a compendium of the history and folklore of magical healing practices throughout recorded time. Topics covered include healing by incantations and touch, Anglo-Saxon herb lore, traditional healing herbs, plants of the devil and plants dedicated to saints, magic girdles, magical stones, healing horns, sympathetic healing, and the psychological effects of magic in healing. This collection of folklore and anecdotes sheds light on practices that are little-known today. Transplantation of disease - or the transference of the ailment from the victim to a neutral object, was one common means of healing. A cure for a 'crick-in-the-neck' or a cut was to twist a piece of willow around the affected part in order to draw the pain away; persons suffering from toothache were recommended to bite the first fern they came across and then bury it. An herbal drink to cure a man possessed by devils was specified to be drunk from the church bell; treatment for typhus fever consisted of incantations accompanied by a brew of herbs: feverrue, ram's fall, fennel, and waybread. The Druids attributed marvelous powers to mistletoe, and a liquid distilled from mistletoe and water was said to protect against the evil spells fo witches and sorcerers. Although science has superseded magic in the medical arts, magic remains a potent alternative force today. The role of magic in the science of healing is of significant interest to historians, scientists, and practitioners of magic alike, and in 'Magic and Healing', C.J.S. Thompson has given us a fascinating history of magical powers and healing practices." Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling, slight color offset on inside of spine. 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
KEEP 'EM ROLLING: THE STORY OF TORONTO'S SPADINA ROUNDHOUSE AS SEEN THROUGH THE CAMERA OF HARRY WATSON 1923-1966., Watson, Ron.
15 Watson, Ron. KEEP 'EM ROLLING: THE STORY OF TORONTO'S SPADINA ROUNDHOUSE AS SEEN THROUGH THE CAMERA OF HARRY WATSON 1923-1966.
Erin, Ontario Boston Mills Press 1984 0919822630 / 9780919822634 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Harry Watson, Photographer. Signed by Author
140 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions, technical drawings. Signed by the author on the half title page and dated 17 July 1985. There are seven other unidentified signatures on the half title page. Harry Watson spent over forty-three years with the Canadian National Railways and, as an avid photographer, recorded the various steam and diesel locomotives, working areas, structures and people of the Spadina Roundhouse. His son, the author, has used them to illustrate the story of an era past but not forgotten. Book very slightly cocked, two tiny dints on bottom edge of front board. Dust jacket has a few areas of very light edge wrinkling, very light browning on spine and rear hinge area. 
Price: 70.00 USD
 


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