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WHERE THE HECK IS BALAHECK?  UNUSUAL PLACE-NAMES FROM EASTERN ONTARIO., Dawber, Michael.
1 Dawber, Michael. WHERE THE HECK IS BALAHECK? UNUSUAL PLACE-NAMES FROM EASTERN ONTARIO.
Burnstown, Ontario General Store Publishing 1995 189618216X / 9781896182162 First Printing. Very Good+ 
145 pp, 9" H. "(E)xplores the origin of more than 400 fascinating place names around Eastern Ontario. You'll find folklore - like the tale of the 'Bastard' township - and documented history, such as the true story of the Breakaway of Hilton Creek. You'll find the stories behind our forgotten, and nearly forgotten place names - maybe even a name you haven't heard for generations! Dawber has driven along the back roads, through the crossroads, and even along the abandoned railroads to record the vanishing history of our place names. The old rhyme of Cankerville, the race horses of La Renouche, the famous fight of Bullies Acre - these stories, and the names springing from them, are all part of (this book)." Arranged under: Glengarry County; Stormont County; Dundas County; Prescott County; Russell County; Carelton County (Region of Ottawa-Carleton); Grenville County; Leeds County; Lanark County; Renfrew County; Frontenac County; Lennox & Addington County; Prince Edward County; Hastings County; Northumberland County; Peterborough County; Haliburton County; The Old County of Durham; Victoria County; Nipissing District: The Upper Madawaska. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - one soft corner crease. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
2 Hennessey, Thomas. A HISTORY OF NORTHERN IRELAND, 1920-1996.
New York St. Martin's Press 1997 0312211120 / 9780312211127 Very Good+ Very Good 
347 pp, 8vo (8 13/16" H). Book club edition. "Founded upon the partition of Ireland in 1920, Northern Ireland experienced fifty years of nervous peace under the rule of a devolved government in Belfast. This government was representative only of the majority Protestant unionist community while the Catholic minority sought union with the rest of the island. The Protestant fortress held firm until the emergence of the Northern Ireland Civil Rights Movement in the late 1960s, following which the province subsided into the civil unrest widely known as 'the Troubles'. Hennessey's even-handed history attempts to understand the reasons for the long history of communal division, mutual suspicion, Catholic alienation, and Protestant siege mentality. It traces the sequence of events, decade by decade, in the history of the troubled province. The great value of the book, however, is in providing an overview of events since the outbreak of the Troubles up to and including the present uncertain peace process. It is the first comprehensive history of Northern Ireland for over fifteen years and brings a contemporary perspective to historical events, taking account of the scholarship which has developed in Northern Ireland studies over the last twenty years." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, very light edge wrinkling. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE GREAT BADGE COLLECTION OF THE REGIMENTS AND CORPS OF THE CANADIAN ARMY.  VOLUME I., Irwin, Arthur Bruce.  Foreword by General J.A. Dextraze.  Introduction by Colonel  N.A. Buckingham.
3 Irwin, Arthur Bruce. Foreword by General J.A. Dextraze. Introduction by Colonel N.A. Buckingham. THE GREAT BADGE COLLECTION OF THE REGIMENTS AND CORPS OF THE CANADIAN ARMY. VOLUME I.
Scarborough, Ontario Military Badge Collections Inc. 1973 Good 
Three folding boards (12 1/2" H x 11" W), housing 60 facsimile cap badges of Canadian Army Regiments and Corps. The centre section contains stapled booklet (glued to the board by rear cover) with a foreword and introduction, followed by short histories of the Regiments/Corps - unpaginated (24 pp including both covers) - with b&w and colour illustrations, including centrefold showing badges included in Volume II). "This present volume, which is concerned exclusively with Armoured and Infantry Regiments contains replica badges of 60 units which were involved as a whole in active combat during the Second World War. (They) have been arranged in rows of five in order of precedence starting at the top row and reading from left to right. Although many of the Regiments and Corps whose badges appear here have either been amalgamated with other units or disbanded entirely, their badges have been accorded the precedence to which they would be entitled were they in existence." The badges included are: The Royal Canadian Dragoons; Lord Strathcona's Horse; 8th Canadian Hussars; The Governor General's Horse Guards; 4th Princess Louise Dragoon Guards; The Ontario Regiment; Sherbrooke Fusilier Regiment; Le Regiment de Trois-Rivieres; 1st Hussars; 17th Duke of York's Royal Canadian Hussars; The British Columbia Regiment; 12th Manitoba Dragoons; South Alberta Regiment; 8th. (Reserve) Reconnaissance Regiment (14th. Canadian Hussars); Calgary Regiment; The British Columbia Dragoons; The Fort Garry Horse; The Royal Canadian Regiment; Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry; Royal 22e Regiment; Governor General's Foot Guards; The Canadian Grenadier Guards; The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada; The Black Watch of Canada; The Royal Rifles of Canada; The Royal Regiment of Canada; The Royal Hamilton Light Infantry; The Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment; The Lincoln and Welland Regiment; Perth Regiment; The Highland Light Infantry of Canada; Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders; Le Regiment de la Chaudiere; Les Fusiliers Mont-Royal; The Princess Louise Fusiliers; Carleton and York Regiment; South Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment; The West Nova Scotia Regiment; North Nova Scotia Highlanders; Cape Breton Highlanders; Le Regiment de Maisonneuve; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa; The Royal Winnipeg Rifles; The Essex and Kent Scottish; 48th Highlanders of Canada; The Algonquin Regiment; The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada; Lake Superior Regiment; Saskatoon Light Infantry; The Regina Rifle Regiment; The South Saskatchewan Regiment; The Loyal Edmonton Regiment; The Winnipeg Grenadiers; The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada; The Westminster Regiment; The Calgary Highlanders; The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada; The Canadian Scottish Regiment; The Irish Regiment of Canada; The Toronto Scottish Regiment. **Volume I Only.** Very light browning in margins of pages, small corner crease on front cover, text block is loose in covers as staple have become detached. fron covers. Folding boards have browning to edges and surfaces, moderate external edge wear, an area of scuffing at top inside of front board, several very small scuffs and two small dents on inside folded board. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
GLENGARRY AND WESTERN GAELIC.  (GLEANN-A-GARAIDH AGUS GAIDHLIG SIAR.), MacInnes, Lauchlin.  (Lachlann MacAonghais)
4 MacInnes, Lauchlin. (Lachlann MacAonghais) GLENGARRY AND WESTERN GAELIC. (GLEANN-A-GARAIDH AGUS GAIDHLIG SIAR.)
Ontario, Canada Self-published 1984 First Edition Very Good Inscribed By Author
43 pp, 8 3/4" H. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE. B&w maps. A look at the use of the Gaelic language in Glengarry, Ontario over a period of 200 years. Interior - soft crease at bottom corner of pages otherwise. Exterior - soft crease at bottom corner of book. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
FRIGATES OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY 1943-1974., Macpherson, Ken.  Foreword by C. Ian P. Tate.
5 Macpherson, Ken. Foreword by C. Ian P. Tate. FRIGATES OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY 1943-1974.
St Catharines, Ontario Vanwell 1989 0920277225 / 9780920277225 First Edition Very Good+ Very Good+ 
109 pp, oblong 8vo (8 1/2" H). "(This book's) particular purpose is to reproduce more than one illustration of each ship, especially those that were rebuilt to 'Prestonian class' configuration after the war." Profusely illustrated in b&w with photographs of frigates and crews and one fold-out diagram. Descriptions include: Builder; Launch/Commission dates; Wartime career; Postwar career; Fate. Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
FRIGATES OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY 1943-1974., Macpherson, Ken.  Foreword by C. Ian P. Tate.
6 Macpherson, Ken. Foreword by C. Ian P. Tate. FRIGATES OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY 1943-1974.
St Catharines, Ontario Vanwell 1989 0920277225 / 9780920277225 First Edition Very Good+ Very Good 
109 pp, oblong 8vo (8 1/2" H). "(This book's) particular purpose is to reproduce more than one illustration of each ship, especially those that were rebuilt to 'Prestonian class' configuration after the war." Profusely illustrated in b&w with photographs of frigates and crews and one fold-out diagram. Descriptions include: Builder; Launch/Commission dates; Wartime career; Postwar career; Fate. Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor to light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light browning on spine and at top/bottom edges, light rubbing on rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
CHANGING LANDSCAPES OF SOUTHERN ONTARIO., Martin, Virgil.  Foreword by Gordon Nelson.
7 Martin, Virgil. Foreword by Gordon Nelson. CHANGING LANDSCAPES OF SOUTHERN ONTARIO.
Erin, Ontario Boston Mills 1988 0919783775 / 9780919783775 First Edition Very Good+ No Jacket - (as issued) 
243 pp, oblong (8 1/2" H x 11 1/4" D). Glazed pictorial boards. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "In this unusual book, carefully matched before-and-after photographs are used to explore Southern Ontario's landscapes. As might be expected, the photos depict a dramatic reworking of the urban environment, particularly on the 'urban frontier' where the countryside is disappearing under a wave of development. But even our seemingly changeless rural scenery, when viewed with the aid of time-lapse photography, is shown to be evolving - and in some unexpected ways." Contents: Foreword; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Foundations; Agriculture; Urban Frontier; Hamlets and Villages; Towns; Cities; Industry; Transportation; Special Places; Future Landscapes; Appendix; Bibliography; Index of Place-names. Very small bump at top corner of boards. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
HMCS SWANSEA:  THE LIFE AND TIMES OF A FRIGATE., McKee, Fraser M.
8 McKee, Fraser M. HMCS SWANSEA: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF A FRIGATE.
St. Catharines, Ontario Vanwell 1994 0920277896 / 9780920277898 First Edition Very Good Very Good+ 
190 pp, oblong 8vo (8 5/8" H x 10 5/8" D). B&w photographss, drawings. "HMCS Swansea is the story of a ship. Just one of Canada's several hundred warships. It is also the story of the men who served in her, and of other ships who operated with her, in war time in EG-9, and in peacetime in her various training roles. It is a representative tale that could have been told, and has been, of any one of a hundred similar ships of the Royal Canadian Navy. So why this particular ship? Because HMCS Swansea is typical, yet atypical. Typical in that she participated in the Battle of the Atlantic in the same way as her sister frigates; atypical in that she was involved in the destruction of four U-boats, more than any other RCN ship. And it was in this role of hunter-killer that she was absolutely the best." Book is slightly cocked, has light soiling on bottom edge of boards, faint erased pencil marks at top corner of free front endpaper. Dust jacket has very light rubbing, minor wrinkling at top of spine, slight fading to spine colour, very small scuff mark (no colour loss) on front panel. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
TUG OF WAR:  THE ALLIED VICTORY THAT OPENED ANTWERP., Whitaker, W. Denis and Whitaker, Shelagh.
9 Whitaker, W. Denis and Whitaker, Shelagh. TUG OF WAR: THE ALLIED VICTORY THAT OPENED ANTWERP.
Toronto Stoddart 2000 0773732268 / 9780773732261 Second Edition, revised. Very Good Very Good 
470 pp, 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs and maps/battle plans. "Antwerp, Leopold Canal, Woensdrecht, Breskens Pocket, Walcheren Island - these place names live on in the memories of World War Two veterans of Canadian infantry and armoured divisions who fought in the mud and wet against an unbending enemy. It was 1944 and the Canadian army, with divisions from the U.K., U.S., and Poland, had been given the difficult task of liberating the port of Antwerp and clearing both banks of the Scheldt River. The bitter Battle of the Scheldt lasted 86 days, and took the lives of more than 12,000 Allied soldiers. Brigadier General Denis Whitaker was a lieutenant-colonel in that battle, commanding the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry. For this book, he interviewed more than 150 men who fought alongside him on the Dutch polders. Meticulously researched in Europe and Canada, (this book) does not tread lightly on accepted notions of military historians. Revised with a new afterword, this important true story of nineteen- and twenty-year-old soldiers, many of whom died miserably on the sodden polders of Zeeland, deserves to be read again and again." One small corner bump. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at bottom of rear flap-fold. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 


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