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THE MAPPING OF EARLY CANADA.  (WITH 12 REPRODUCTION MAPS.)
1 THE MAPPING OF EARLY CANADA. (WITH 12 REPRODUCTION MAPS.)
Welland, Ontario Atlas Steels Company 1967 Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
8 pp (including covers), 8" H x 12 3/4" W booklet with 12 loose, folded, reproduction maps (8 are 13" H x 16" W, 4 are 16"H x 26" W). Also included is the original shipping envelope. Produced to commemorate Canada's Centennial in 1967. The booklet gives short descriptions of the maps: The Juan de la Cosa Map of the World (c1510); Munster's Map of the America (c1532); Desceliers Map of 1546; Champlain's Master Map of New France (1632); The Map of Buache and Delisle (1750); The Sayer Map of North America (c1763); Holland's Map of Lower Canada; Smyth's Map of Upper Canada (c1800); Laurie's Map of the North-West Territories (c1870); British Possessions West of the Rockies (c1858); Map of the Island of Montreal, 1892; Early Quebec Counties (1829). Booklet has minor wrinkling at bottom of spine, minor rusting on staples. One map has a light corner crease. Shipping envelope has edge wrinkling/creases, 4" tear at flap crease has been archivally taped. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
TRIALS AND TRIUMPHS:  THE 150-YEAR HISTORY OF EBENEZER/RENFORTH CHURCH., Allen, Glynford P. and Calder, Dale R., editors.  Godfrey Green, Ronald F. Watts, Murray J.S. Ford, Frank Rice, Samuel J. Mikolaski, Fannie Dreisinger, Harold W. Kemp, John E. Thomas, Vincent J. Lehman, Franklin W. Morgan, Robert F. Sneyd, John A. Wilton.
2 Allen, Glynford P. and Calder, Dale R., editors. Godfrey Green, Ronald F. Watts, Murray J.S. Ford, Frank Rice, Samuel J. Mikolaski, Fannie Dreisinger, Harold W. Kemp, John E. Thomas, Vincent J. Lehman, Franklin W. Morgan, Robert F. Sneyd, John A. Wilton. TRIALS AND TRIUMPHS: THE 150-YEAR HISTORY OF EBENEZER/RENFORTH CHURCH.
Etobicoke, Ontario Renforth Historical Committee 1990 0969423802 / 9780969423805 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Signed by editors.
222 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Signed by both editors on title page. Erratum slip laid in. B&w photographs, colour frontispiece. The history of Ebenezer/Renforth Baptist Church in Etobicoke, Ontario. Tiny scuff/light stain on front board. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, very light edge wrinkling, slight browning on spine, two tiny dents on front hinge, small minor scratch on front panel, very light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
RIVER OF LIFE., Ballard, Joy Mackinnon.
3 Ballard, Joy Mackinnon. RIVER OF LIFE.
Self-published 1983 4th Printing Stapled in Wraps Very Good - Signed by Author
72 pp, 8 1/2" H. Signed on back of title page: "Joy M. Ballard". "This collection of verses expressing some of my thoughts and feelings, is presented in the hope that it may be of help to someone, by bringing back memories, evoking a smile, lifting a spirit, stimulating positive thinking, or renewing a faith." "Joy Mackinnon Ballard was born in Toronto on April 23, 1922. She was educated at Brank-some Hall School in Toronto, received her B.A. degree from Victoria College, University of Toronto and her M.D. degree from the University of Toronto Medical School." Mother and doctor, "(s)he was diagnosed as having Multiple Sclerosis at the age of 39 and gradually became more physically disabled", but even after additional illnesses forced her to retire, she remained active in community and church groups in Toronto and Haliburton, maintaining the positive attitude and sense of humour demonstrated in her poetry. Interior - staples are rusty, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - three tiny edge tears/creases - archivally taped, tiny scuff on front hinge area and on spine, staples are rusty, scattered tiny light foxing marks on covers - mainly at edges, small faint stain on rear cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE INVASION OF CANADA, 1812-1813., Berton, Pierre.
4 Berton, Pierre. THE INVASION OF CANADA, 1812-1813.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1980 0771012357 / 9780771012358 Limited First Edition, Specially Bound. Hard Cover Near Fine Tom McNeely, endpapers. 
363 pp, 9 3/4" H. Pictorial endpapers, maps/battle plans. Blue (faux?) leather spine with gilt lettering & decoration, gray boards with blue decoration on front board. "This first edition copy - is one of a limited number (unspecified) which have been specially bound and slipcased" from the copyright page. " To America's leaders in 1812, an invasion of Canada seemed the best way to bloody John Bull's nose. It would, as Thomas Jefferson confidently predicted, be 'a mere matter of marching'. How could a nation of eight million fail to subdue a struggling colony of 300,000? Yet, when the campaign of 1812 ended on the bloody banks of the River Raisin, the only Americans left on Canadian soil were prisoners of war. Three American armies had been forced to surrender, and the British were in control of all of Michigan Territory and much of Indiana and Ohio. Drawing on personal memoirs and diaries as well as official dispatches, the author has been able to get inside the characters of the men who fought the war - the common soldier as well as the generals. (C)owards and heroes, flawed generals and bumbling bureaucrats, traitors, loyalists, war profiteers, military incompetents and geniuses. (T)he War of 1812, or more properly the myth of the war, served to give the new settlers (of Upper Canada) a sense of community and set them on a different course from that of their neighbours. The Canadian way of life, says Berton, has its roots in the invasion of Canada." Tiny area of glue residue at the edge of the rear board leather. Slipcase has a tiny edge scuff on rear panel, a few very small minor soiling marks on front panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
HISTORIC FORTS OF ONTARIO., Bradford, Robert D.  Foreword by Stephen D. Mecredy.
5 Bradford, Robert D. Foreword by Stephen D. Mecredy. HISTORIC FORTS OF ONTARIO.
Belleville, Ontario Mika 1988 0921341202 / 9780921341208 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
176 pp, 4to (11 1/2" H). Beautifully illustrated in b&w and colour with photographs, reproductions, maps/plans. Contents: Foreword; Preface; The Heritage; Ontario's First Forts: The Iroquoian Fortified Village; In Search of Souls: Ste-Marie-Among-the-Hurons; The First British Army Fort: Fort Erie; Guardian of the Capital: The Old Fort at York; Canadiens, Nor'Westers and Adventurers: Fort William; Frontier Sentinel: Fort George; The South-West Bastion: Ford Malden; Dockyard Sentry: Fort Frederick; Citadel of Upper Canada: Fort Henry; Guarding the St. Lawrence Life Line: Fort Wellington; Watch on the Niagara: Fort Mississauga; Views of various forts and other military establishments; Glossary; Notes; Bibliography; Index. Previous owner's name and date on free front endpaper, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, minor edge wear, very light rubbing, minor line indentation on front panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
6 Bradford, Robert D. Foreword by Stephen D. Mecredy. HISTORIC FORTS OF ONTARIO.
Belleville, Ontario Mika 1988 0921341202 / 9780921341208 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
176 pp, 4to (11 1/2" H). Beautifully illustrated in b&w and colour with photographs, reproductions, maps/plans. Contents: Foreword; Preface; The Heritage; Ontario's First Forts: The Iroquoian Fortified Village; In Search of Souls: Ste-Marie-Among-the-Hurons; The First British Army Fort: Fort Erie; Guardian of the Capital: The Old Fort at York; Canadiens, Nor'Westers and Adventurers: Fort William; Frontier Sentinel: Fort George; The South-West Bastion: Ford Malden; Dockyard Sentry: Fort Frederick; Citadel of Upper Canada: Fort Henry; Guarding the St. Lawrence Life Line: Fort Wellington; Watch on the Niagara: Fort Mississauga; Views of various forts and other military establishments; Glossary; Notes; Bibliography; Index. Dust jacket has very minor edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
7 Jefferys, Charles W., compiled and annotated by. (George T. Pepall, Sigmund Samuel, Lorne Pierce.) A CATALOGUE OF THE SIGMUND SAMUEL COLLECTION, CANADIANA AND AMERICANA.
Toronto Ryerson Press 1948 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Good 
180 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Dark blue boards with gilt lettering/banding spine, gilt lettering and emblem on front board. Pictorial endpapers, 2 colour plates (including the tissue-covered frontis-piece), b&w reproductions. A catalogue of the prints, lithographs, engravings, paintings, etc. in the Sigmund Samuel Collection at the time of printing. Minor wrinke at top of spine. Glassine dust jacket has some edge wrining and small tears. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
8 Jefferys, Charles W., compiled and annotated by. (George T. Pepall, Sigmund Samuel, Lorne Pierce.) A CATALOGUE OF THE SIGMUND SAMUEL COLLECTION, CANADIANA AND AMERICANA.
Toronto Ryerson Press 1948 First Edition Hard Cover Good+ Inscribed by Contributor
180 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Dark blue boards with gilt lettering/banding spine, gilt lettering and emblem on front board. Inscribed on front free endpaper: "With best wishes. / Sigmund Samuel / 2/6/52." Pictorial endpapers, 2 colour plates (including the tissue-covered frontis-piece), b&w reproductions. A catalogue of the prints, lithographs, engravings, paintings, etc. in the Sigmund Samuel Collection at the time of printing. Minor soiling on copywright page, very light corner wear, faint browning and foxing marks at edges of boards, a few tiny foxing marks on top of text block. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
ROMANTIC KENT:  MORE THAN THREE CENTURIES OF HISTORY, 1626-1952., Lauriston, Victor.
9 Lauriston, Victor. ROMANTIC KENT: MORE THAN THREE CENTURIES OF HISTORY, 1626-1952.
Chatham, Ontario Corporation of the County of Kent 1952 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good 
784 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). Maroon faux leather covers with gilt lettering on spine and front board. B&w photographs, maps, reproductions. A history of Kent County, in southwestern Ontario, covering the early pioneering days, Lord Selkirk's Baldoon Settlement, Tecumseh and Brock, the War of 1812, Rebellion of 1837, Shipbuilding on the Thames, the towns and villages, the Underground Railway, schooling, politics, the electric railway, roads, agriculture, military history, etc. etc. Old sticker glue residue at top corner of front pastedown, two small soiling marks at top corner of free front endpaper, minor edge wear, minor browning to edges of text block. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
THE RUIN OF J. ROBERT OPPENHEIMER AND THE BIRTH OF THE MODERN ARMS RACE., McMillan, Priscilla J.
10 McMillan, Priscilla J. THE RUIN OF J. ROBERT OPPENHEIMER AND THE BIRTH OF THE MODERN ARMS RACE.
Viking, New York, 2005, first edition. 
373 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0670034223 B&w photographs. "On April 12, 1954, the nation was astonished to learn that scientist J. Robert Oppeheimer faced charges of violating national security. The brilliant lead er of the Manhattan Project had been cast into disgrace overnight. Was the arrogant genius, the charismatic head of the team that had developed the atomic bomb and ended World War II, really a traitor? In this riveting narrative, (the author ) d r a w s on newly declassified documents, unpublished manuscripts, private correspondence, and decades of unique interviews with the major characters in the story to present, at long last, the truth about the downfall of America's most famous - an d f am ou sl y enigmatic - scientist. (The book) focuses a laser on those fraught years from 1949 to 1955, to chronicle the firestorm that surrounded Oppenheimer and the entire atomic enterprise in the years just after the war. These were the yea rs th at saw po wer shift from the scientist who had created the bomb, and were increasingly afraid of it, to the politicians who wanted to use it for their own purposes. A cabal of hard-line Air Force officials, anti-Communist politicians, a nd r iva l sc ien tist s ca me together to seize control of U.S. nuclear policy and build ever more deadly weapons aimed at the Soviet Union. One ambitious, relentless man - Edward Teller - used this opportunity to support his own ominous rise to a uthor ity, to p romo te th e fou nding of the Livermore laboratory as a challenge to Los Alamos, and to redirect national resources into development of the controversial hydrogen bomb. He knew that only one man had the vision and abilities to thwa rt him : the magne tic O ppenhe imer, who led a group of like-minded and farsighted liberal scientists advocating arms control. Teller found the perfect allies in Lewis Strauss - a highly partisan Republican banker and businessman, and a key figur e in th e incr easingl y poli titcize d Atom ic Energy Commission - and in William Borden, a young congressional assistant. One breathtakingly beautiful Washington spring, in secret hearings in a rundown building off the Mall, as the nation's gaze was focu sed on the Army -McCart hy heari ngs, St rauss, Borden and Teller sprang their trap." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. Near Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE FAIR MAID OF PERTH., Scott, Walter, Sir.
11 Scott, Walter, Sir. THE FAIR MAID OF PERTH.
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good - D.C. Smyth. 
632 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H), thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt - in slipcase. Burgundy endpapers, b&w plates, including frontispiece, decorated title page. When Henry Gow, an armourer, foils a plot to abduct the beautiful Catharine Glover in 15th century Perth, Scotland, he becomes embroiled in royal plots and a highland feud. Light toning in margins of pages, moderate browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, a few tiny rub marks on covers, light fading to spine colour, minor edge wear. Slipcase has very light edge wear, slight fading at front edges, darker colouring on edge of bottom panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE GREAT NAVAL BATTLE OF OTTAWA., Zimmerman, David.
12 Zimmerman, David. THE GREAT NAVAL BATTLE OF OTTAWA.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1989 0802026877 / 9780802026873 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ 
209 pp, lg 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs. "During the Second World War, the Royal Canadian Navy played a vital role in the Battle of the Atlantic, second only to that of the Royal Navy. But in its sea war against the German submarines, the RCN was hampered by battles of another kind. Mackenzie King's nationalistic policies blocked it from cooperating with other forces, and the Royal Navy failed to give it the high-technology equipment needed to detect and destroy U-boats. In the face of these obstacles the RCN was forced to develop from an almost non-existent pre-war infrastructure a system of supplying its escort vessels with the necessary electronic detection systems and anti-submarine weaponry." Book is Fine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear or minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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