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ENCHANTMENT'S END.  PART THE FOURTH OF THE WELLS OF YTHAN., Alexander, Marc.  Cover art by Stephen Bradbury.
1 Alexander, Marc. Cover art by Stephen Bradbury. ENCHANTMENT'S END. PART THE FOURTH OF THE WELLS OF YTHAN.
Headline, London, 1992, first printing. 
434 pp, mass market paperback. ISBN 0747238340 "A small group of ill-assorted questers have reached the end of the Pilgrim Path - the resting place of the enchanted Princess Livia, rightful heir to the Empty Throne. But before she can be woken fr om her hundred years' slumber they must carry her to the fabled Wells of Ythan to bathe in the magical waters which will restore her to consciousness. Also travelling to the Wells is the Regent who rules in her stead - a mercilessly ambiti o u s m a n i nfected with a great evil - the poisoned bite of a homunculus threatens his life and sanity. His only hope of a cure for the creeping decay which afflicts his flesh lies in the very same Well water which, when it wakens Livia, will th re at e n hi s h ar dwon position of power. The Wells will accept all who come with faith in their efficacy - good and evil alike. And Livia's fight for Ythan begins in earnest once the ancient Mage Ysldon has dispensed his mythical panacea.... " Int eri or - sl ig ht cu rl at top corner of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, slight curl at top corners of covers. Very Good- 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE COLOPHON:  A QUARTERLY FOR BOOKMEN.  NEW SERIES - VOLUME 1, NUMBER 1: SUMMER 1935, NUMBER 2:  AUTUMN 1935, NUMBER 3: WINTER 1936 & NUMBER 4: SPRING 1936 - 4 BOOKS IN TOTAL., Anderson, Sherwood; Cohn, Louis Henry; Carter, John; Coleman, Carroll D.; Jackson, William Alexander; Newton, A. Edward; Adams, Frederick B., Jr.; Rockwell, Norman; Kent, Rockwell; Winterich, John T., et al.
2 Anderson, Sherwood; Cohn, Louis Henry; Carter, John; Coleman, Carroll D.; Jackson, William Alexander; Newton, A. Edward; Adams, Frederick B., Jr.; Rockwell, Norman; Kent, Rockwell; Winterich, John T., et al. THE COLOPHON: A QUARTERLY FOR BOOKMEN. NEW SERIES - VOLUME 1, NUMBER 1: SUMMER 1935, NUMBER 2: AUTUMN 1935, NUMBER 3: WINTER 1936 & NUMBER 4: SPRING 1936 - 4 BOOKS IN TOTAL.
New York Pynson Printers 1935 Hard Cover Good+ No Jacket 
4 volumes, consecutively paged - No. 1, pp.1-160 / No. 2, pp.161-316 / No. 3, pp.317-480 / No. 4, pp.481-644, 9 1/2" H. Cream-coloured, paper-covered boards with series decoration on front boards, varying in colour (teal, pink, blue, beige). Some b&w illustrations. Articles of interest to bibliophiles, including: America's First Bibles, by Randolph G. Adams; Herman Melville as I Recall Him, by Oscar Wegelin; A Note on Ernest Hemingway, by Louis Henry Cohn; Frank Holme: Newpaper Artist and Designer of Books, by Rudolph Gjelsness; A Frontier Bibliophile, by Howard C. Rice; Proof-Reading in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries, by William Alexander Jackson; The Haunted Book: Concerning Huckleberry Finn, by Irving S. Underhill; The St. Mary's City Press: A New Chronology of American Printing, by Lawrence C. Wroth; The Collier-Cruickshank Punch and Judy, by Paul McPharlin; The 1866 Appleton "Alice", by Flodden W. Heron; Book Collector, Italian, Seventeenth Century, by Ethel D. Roberts; A London Bookseller's Ledger of 1535, by William A. Jackson; The Imprints of A. Edw. Newton & Co, 1887-1893, by John T. Winterich; My Memoirs of the Civil War, by MacKinlay Kantor, illustrations by Donald McKay; Bibliographical Notes on James Joyce's "Ulysses", by R.F. Roberts; On Being Famous, by Rockwell Kent; The McGuffey Readers, by Henry Ford, etc. Number 1 has a tiny crease at bottom of one page. Number 2 has a very small crease at fore-edge of pages 553 to 566. Books have light browning to edges and very light browning on spines, very light edge wear, browning/dust staining and scattered foxing on top of text blocks, number 3 has a very small bump and tear at top of front hinge, some minor bumps at top/bottom of some spines, two books have minor foxing on fore-edge or bottom of text block. 
Price: 60.00 USD
 
 
TORONTO, NO MEAN CITY., Arthur, Eric.  Revised by Stephen A. Otto.
3 Arthur, Eric. Revised by Stephen A. Otto. TORONTO, NO MEAN CITY.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1986 0802056687 / 9780802056689 Third Edition (Revised) Hard Cover Very Good+ Near Fine 
315 pp, 10" H. B&w photographs, maps, floor plans, reproductions. "First published in 1963, (this book) sparked the preservation movement of the 1960s and 1970s and became its bible. Now a new edition, prepared by Stephen Otto, updates Arthur's classic to include information and illustrations uncovered since the appearance of the first edition. Among these are some of the earliest photographs ever taken of Toronto, recently unearthed in a British library, and the architect's drawings for King's College, commissioned in 1829." Contents: Preface to the Third Edition; Foreword; Acknowledgements; Introduction; The Village and the Ancient Trails; 'As it was in the beginning'; A Late-Flowering Georgian; Prosperity and Eclecticism; Romanesque and Cast Iron; Epilogue; Notes; Appendixes: The Architectural Profession in the Nineteenth Century / Builders and Contractors / The Origins of Street Names in Toronto; Bibliography; Index; Picture Credits. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling with one tiny tear. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
BRITANNIA:  A JOURNAL OF ROMANO-BRITISH AND KINDRED STUDIES.  VOLUME 9 1978.  (VOLUME IX - 1978.), Baatz, Dietwulf; Barrett, A.A.; Birley, Eric; Buckland, Paul; Castle, Stephen A.; Hanson, W.S.; Jackson, D.A.; Ambrose, T.M.; Jarrett, Michael G.; Johnson, Stephen; McPeake, J.C.; Moore, C.N.; McWhirr, Alan; Viner, David; Miller, M.; St Joseph, J.,
4 Baatz, Dietwulf; Barrett, A.A.; Birley, Eric; Buckland, Paul; Castle, Stephen A.; Hanson, W.S.; Jackson, D.A.; Ambrose, T.M.; Jarrett, Michael G.; Johnson, Stephen; McPeake, J.C.; Moore, C.N.; McWhirr, Alan; Viner, David; Miller, M.; St Joseph, J., BRITANNIA: A JOURNAL OF ROMANO-BRITISH AND KINDRED STUDIES. VOLUME 9 1978. (VOLUME IX - 1978.)
The Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies, London, 1978. 
525 pp + 32 b&w plates at rear, large 8vo (9 11/16" H), soft cover. B&w maps, plans, drawings, diagrams, graphs, tables, (some fold-out) + photographic plates. Contents: Notes for Contibutors; Editorial; Recent Finds of Ancient Artillery; Knowle dge of the Literary Classics in Roman Britain; The Adherence of Britain to Vespasian; A First-Century Shield from Doncaster, Yorkshire; Amphorae from Brockley Hill, 1975; The Organisation of Roman Military Timber-Supply; Excavations at Wake r l e y , N o r thants, 1972-75; The Case of the Redundant Official; Excavations at Hayton Roman Fort, 1975; A Bronze Skillet-handle from Chester and other vessels from the British Isles; The Production and Distribution of Tiles in Roman Britain wi th p ar ti cu l ar r ef erence to the Cirencester region; The Last British Entry in the 'Gallic Chronicles'; An Enamelled Skillet-handle from Brough-on-Fosse and the distribution of similar vessels; The Camp at Durno, Aberdeenshire, and the site o f M ons Gr aup ius ; Exc ava tio ns near Hadrian's Wall at Tarraby Lane, 1976; Halls or Yards? A problem of villa-interpretation; Two Romano-British Genii; Property-boundaries and the Sizes of Building-plots; Tile-stamps of the Ninth Legion found i n Br itai n; N otes : A fu rthe r ve ssel of the Aldgate-Pulborough Potter - An ususual late Roman Mortarium from Caister by Yarmouth, Norfolk - Another Intaglio from Wroxter - A possible Roman Lyre-sculpture fragment in the British Museum - A frag ment of a Roman cava lry tom bston e fro m Cir encester - A Roman camp near Girvan, Ayreshire; Roman Britain in 1977: Sites Explored - Inscriptions; Reviews; Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies; Indexes. Interior - faint small bump at top c orner of s ome pa ges, o ther wise clean and t ight w ith no other ownership marks. Exterior - book is lightly twisted on spine, very light edge wear, minor rubbing. Very Good 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
THE INVASION OF CANADA, 1812-1813., Berton, Pierre.
5 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.
6 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
 
 
7 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
 
 
THE WAR OF THE AUSTRIAN SUCCESSION., Browning, Reed.
8 Browning, Reed. THE WAR OF THE AUSTRIAN SUCCESSION.
New York St. Martin's Griffin 1995 0312125615 / 9780312125615 Soft Cover Very Good 
445 pp, 8 3/16" H. "The apparent vulnerability of the Habsburg Empire at the time of Maria Theresa's accession destabilized the whole of Europe and, with Frederick the Great's invasion of Silesia, a cycle of violence was initiated that lasted for eight years and ravaged much of the continent. The vast conflict, which involved almost all the European powers and their empires, is the subject of (this book). (It) provides a highly readable narrative of a complex period that fundamentally shaped the European state system. The author explores the often changing war aims of the major belligerents - Austria, France, Great Britain, Prussia, Piedmont-Sardinia, and Spain - and links diplomatic and military events to the political and social context from which they arose." Interior - a few pages with a tiny soft corner bump, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, small coft crease at top rear corner. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
9 Bruni, Stephen T. / Wyeth, Betsy James / Wolff, Theodore F. / Crosman, Christopher. Foreword: David Michaelis. Introduction: Susan C. Larsen. WONDROUS STRANGE: THE WYETH TRADITION - HOWARD PYLE, N.C. WYETH, ANDREW WYETH, JAMES WYETH.
Boston Bulfinch Press 1998 0821225375 / 9780821225370 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- Howad Pyle, N.C. Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth, James Wyeth. 
168 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). "Swashbuckling, romantic, mysterious, fantastical - all these words can be used to describe the art in this splendid book of 'wondrous strange' paintings by four great American artists. Conceived and entitled by Betsy James Wyeth, (it) focuses on an aspect of American realism that stems from the great turn-of-the-century illustrator Howard Pyle and continues in the work of his student N.C. Wyeth, N.C.'s son Andrew Wyeth, and his grandson Jamie Wyeth. The thread that links the four artists is an imaginative, often disquieting, dreamlike imagery - 'the incarnation of the fantastic in everyday reality'. The colourful paintings - thirty by each artist - are brimming with madness, mystery, high emotion, and drama. As Susan Larsen notes in the introduction, this book 'is full of literary flights of fancy, exotic adventures, spiritual journeys, romantic encounters, and children's fables played out on the stage of ordinary life'. Other insightful essays examine the relationships among Pyle and the Wyeths, suggesting how illustration and the fine arts intersect in their work. (This) is an enchanting collection of art by America's most famous family of artists." Small bump at bottom edge of front board. Dust jacket has come light edge wrinkling, light fading to spine and front hinge color. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
WORLD WAR ONE: GERMAN ARMY.  BRASSEY'S HISTORY OF UNIFORMS SERIES., Bull, Stephen.
10 Bull, Stephen. WORLD WAR ONE: GERMAN ARMY. BRASSEY'S HISTORY OF UNIFORMS SERIES.
London Brassey's 2000 1857532716 / 9781857532715 First English Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Christa Hook 
144 pp, 4to (11 7/8" H). Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photographs, drawings, reproductions, uniform studies. "(A) thorough analysis of the uniforms, weapons and equipment employed by German forces between 1914 and 1918. From the mud and trenches of the Western Front to the snow and forests of the Eastern Front, it is the first book to take a comprehensive look at what the German soldier wore and fought with and how this was transformed by the experience of battle." Dust jacket has very light rubbing, minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
11 Bull, Stephen. Color plates by Christ Hook. WORLD WAR ONE: GERMAN ARMY. BRASSEY'S HISTORY OF UNIFORMS SERIES.
London Brassey's 2000 1857532716 / 9781857532715 First English Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Christa Hook 
144 pp, 4to (11 7/8" H). Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photographs, drawings, reproductions, uniform studies. "(A) thorough analysis of the uniforms, weapons and equipment employed by German forces between 1914 and 1918. From the mud and trenches of the Western Front to the snow and forests of the Eastern Front, it is the first book to take a comprehensive look at what the German soldier wore and fought with and how this was transformed by the experience of battle." Book is very slightly cocked, bottom edge of several pages are not flush with other pages (1/8th inch) - does not affect text or pictures, minor wear at bottom edge of rear endpapers, tiny scuff on rear board. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, light rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
ONTARIO HISTORICAL SOCIETY.  PAPERS AND RECORDS.  VOL. I., Casey, Thomas, et al.
12 Casey, Thomas, et al. ONTARIO HISTORICAL SOCIETY. PAPERS AND RECORDS. VOL. I.
Toronto William Briggs 1899 Stapled in Wraps Good 
140 pp, 10" H. 2 b&w plates. Contents: Rev. John Langhorn - Personal Note; Marriage Record of Rev. John Langhorn, No. 1; Rev. G. O'Kill Stuart's Register at St. John's Church, Bath; Marriage Register of St. John's Church, Ernest Town, No. 2; Langhorn's Book, No. 3; In the Parish Register of St. George, Kingston; A Register of Baptisms for the Township of Fredericksburgh; Rev. John Langhorn's Records, 1787-1813 - Burials; Rev. John Langhorn Register of St. Paul's Church, Fredericksburgh; Rev. Robert McDowall - Personal Note; McDowall Marriage Register; A Register of Baptisms by the Rev. Robert McDowall; Marriage Register of Stephen Conger, J.P., Hallowell; Some Descendants of Joseph Brant; Remarks on the Maps of St. Regis to Sault Ste. Marie; Sketch of Peter Teeple, Loyalist and Pioneer, 1762-1847; The Cameron Rolls, 1812; The Talbot Settlement and Buffalo in 1816. Interior - staples are rusty at inside front hinge, small bump at top corner of approx. last forty pages and at bottom corner of approx. first fifty pages, light toning to pages. Exterior - moderate browning to edges of pages and text block - foxing on bottom of text block, crease at top/bottom corner of rear cover, light wear at top/bottom of spine, 1" line indentation and a few tiny stains on front cover, tiny piece missing at bottom corner of front cover. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
SIMCOE COUNTY:  THE RECENT PAST., Craig, John.  Introduction by Allan Glassford.
13 Craig, John. Introduction by Allan Glassford. SIMCOE COUNTY: THE RECENT PAST.
The Corporation of the County of Simcoe 1977 0969069820 / 9780969069829 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Margot Anderson. 
306 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H). Map endpapers. B&w drawings by Margot Anderson. "(T)he fascinating account of life in Simcoe County from the 1890s to the present." Contents: Foreword; Preface; Simcoe County, 1895; Huronia; The Great Days of Lumbering; Into the Modern Era; The Sunshine Years; The Great War, 1914-18; The Postwar Years; The New Forests; Sports; The Dirty Thirties; Ships in War and Peace; The Women of Simcoe County; Into the Fifties and Beyond; Agriculture; Past and Present; The County Government; Notes on Sources and a Short Bibliography; Index. Gift inscription on half-title page, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear , minor edge wrinkling, minor soiling on front flap-fold, small light scratch on rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
SIMCOE COUNTY:  THE RECENT PAST., Craig, John.  Introduction by Allan Glassford.
14 Craig, John. Introduction by Allan Glassford. SIMCOE COUNTY: THE RECENT PAST.
The Corporation of the County of Simcoe 1977 0969069820 / 9780969069829 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good Margot Anderson. 
306 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H). Map endpapers. B&w drawings by Margot Anderson. "(T)he fascinating account of life in Simcoe County from the 1890s to the present." Contents: Foreword; Preface; Simcoe County, 1895; Huronia; The Great Days of Lumbering; Into the Modern Era; The Sunshine Years; The Great War, 1914-18; The Postwar Years; The New Forests; Sports; The Dirty Thirties; Ships in War and Peace; The Women of Simcoe County; Into the Fifties and Beyond; Agriculture; Past and Present; The County Government; Notes on Sources and a Short Bibliography; Index. Dust jacket has some light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top of front flap-fold, small tear at bottom of front panel - taped on inside, tiny tear at top of front hinge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
15 Currey, L.W. With David G. Hartwell. SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY AUTHORS: A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF FIRST PRINTINGS OF THEIR FICTION AND SELECTED NONFICTION.
Boston G.K. Hall 1979 0816182426 / 9780816182428 First Edition Hard Cover Good+ 
571 pp, 10 1/4" H. Brick-coloured cloth printed in black with gold lines. No dust jacket - as issued. Contents: Pseudonyms; Introduction; Acknowledgements; Listings in Alphabetical Order. Dampness mark at bottom corner of approx. pages 450 to end of book, small bump at top corner of both boards, 2" light scratch on front board, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light edge wear, small light liquid stain on top of text block and at bottom corner of fore-edge of text block, very light browning to top of text block. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
16 De Butz, Swan Egan (as told to Paul Eberle). THE WORLD'S WORST POEMS.
Price/Stern/Sloan, Lost Angeles, 1978. 
Unpaginated (approx. 40 pp.), 6" H, stapled in wraps. These are REALLY bad poems. For example, 'To Stephen Foster' consists of a page full of 'DOODAH DOODAH'... Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edgewe ar/scuffing. VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
WE HAVE MET THE ENEMY.  OLIVER HAZARD PERRY: WILDERNESS COMMODORE., Dillon, Richard.
17 Dillon, Richard. WE HAVE MET THE ENEMY. OLIVER HAZARD PERRY: WILDERNESS COMMODORE.
McGraw-Hill, New York, 1978. 
231 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0070169870 Map. "Perry fought perhaps the most perfect single battle in American naval history. More - he insured the success of William Henry Harrison's Northwest Territory campaign, in which he soldiered as a volunteer aide to General Harrison. He ended Tecumseh's plans for an Indian Confederation. He dashed forever Britain's dream of blocking the United States in its westward march. In 1811 Perry was named to create a f l e e t on Lake Erie. He chose Presque Ile Bay as the one harbor safe from the existing British lake fleet. Perry spent the spring and summer of 1813 doing the impossible - building first a shipyard, then a fleet of ten vessels in the frontie r o ut po st o f Erie, Pennsylvania. The bar at Erie was not deep enough to pass Perry's ships out into the lake. (But neither could the British enter the bay over the shallows; hence his choice of harbor.) He bided his time till his opponent Ca pt ai n R obe rt Bar clay sailed away for a brief respite. Then his men, in a fenzy of activity, emptied their ships of all guns and heavy gear and buoyed them with pontoons until they could be boosted across the sandbar. Perry got them safely int o d eep wat er i n t he n ick of time. And when Barclay's fleet came up to resume the blockade of Erie, Perry bluffed them away with his still undermanned and almost unarmed flotilla. Once reinforced by a unit under the command of Jesse D. Elliot t, P erry atta cked the Briti sh fleet in his flagship 'Lawrence'; Elliott was to bring the 'Niagara' into action beside him. Elliott, unaccountably, hung back, and the 'Lawrence' was shot to pieces by the three strongest Britishers. How Perry tu rned certa in def eat i nto a monu mental victory is one of the greatest naval achievements of all time." Previous owner's name in ink on free front endpaper, minor soiling on boards, light edge wear, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny sp eck o n fore -edge o f text blo ck. Du st jacket has been price-clipped, has very light wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few tiny tears at top/bottom of spine - taped at top inside, light edge browning, light fading and tiny scuff on spi ne, smal l ghost stic ker mark /residue on front panel. Very Good-/Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE MEANING OF PUCK: HOW HOCKEY EXPLAINS MODERN CANADA., Dowbiggin, Bruce.
18 Dowbiggin, Bruce. THE MEANING OF PUCK: HOW HOCKEY EXPLAINS MODERN CANADA.
Toronto Key Porter 2008 1554700418 / 9781554700417 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
232 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). "In a series of essays that is a road trip across the nation's cultural landscape, (Dowbiggin) shows how the national passion for hockey reflects - or deflects - the issues of globalization, regionalism, anti-Americanism, militarism, violence, racism and greed. Why are Canadians, for instance, such strenuous advocates of pacifism and non-militarism around the world while simultaneously embracing - and promoting - the world's most vicious and violent brand of hockey? As the legion of apologists for Todd Bertuzzi's thuggish play dramatize, it's not the Americans who popularize violence in hockey. It's us. Dowbiggen tries to come to terms with the absurd hero worship of The Great One. Or why Canadians so smugly spoof American ignorance while making a 'cultural' icon of Don Cherry. Is it because in a nation without rules or standards he still stands for something, however distasteful? (The author) conducts an autopsy on the essentially permanent futility of the Toronto Maple Leafs and shows how the team's declining fortunes mirror the shift in power and influence from Ontario to the West, particularly Alberta. As fans outside Ontario chafe at the Toronto-centrism of 'Hockey Night in Canada', they seek a new locus of hockey influence. Dowbiggin explores questions such as: Why the Vancouver Canucks are the new frontier? What do you mean the Montreal Canadiens are owned by an American? Why is hockey such a safe place for characters such as Alan Eagleson, Graham James and David Frost to hide? And why is it so hard to get them out once they've attached themselves to power? Most of all: Why does the sniff of the Canadian jock have such a hypnotic effect on our culture? 'The Meaning of Puck' is a funny, acidic, irreverent, argumentative and often infuriating but always thought-provoking look into the fabric of a nation straining to keep old traditions alive and incorporate new national myths." Dust jacket has very minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
IRISH GHOSTS., Dunne, John J.
19 Dunne, John J. IRISH GHOSTS.
Belfast Appletree 1999 0862817668 / 9780862817664 Soft Cover 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
 
 
THE VATICAN AND HOLY YEAR., Fenichell, Stephen S. and Andrews, Phillip.
20 Fenichell, Stephen S. and Andrews, Phillip. THE VATICAN AND HOLY YEAR.
Halcyon House, Garden City, New York, 1950, first edition. 
115 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions. "....the history and glories of the Vatican and the highlights of the pilgrim's visit to Rome are dramatically presented. Since the proc lamation of the first Jubilee in 1300, Holy Years have called thousands of faithful to the Eternal City; the pilgrims of 1950 follow an ancient religious tradition. Vatican City, the smallest independent state in the world, is fully descr i b e d - i t s wealth of art treasures, its colorful guards' corps, and its architectural masterpieces. The ancient and modern glories of the Basilica of St. Peter are inspiring examples of faith and religious veneration. In the historical acc ou nt o f t he Po pe s, nearly two thousand years of Papal sovereignty unfolds, with strands intimately affecting the nations and peoples of the world. This volume contains photographs of the 1950 Holy Year ceremonies and the opening of the Holy Do or of St . Pet e r's by Po pe Pius XII on Christmas Eve, 1949. It is a book for all those who are interested in Holy Year - for those who participate in the ceremonies at home as well as for those who are making the pilgrimage to Rome." A fe w ti ny fox ing m arks o n ed ges of b oards, book is cocked. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling, very light browning to edges, fading to spine and light fading on parts of front panel, a few tiny scuffs on spine. Very G ood/G ood + 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
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