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TORONTO SKETCHES 6.  "THE WAY WE WERE" COLUMNS FROM THE TORONTO SUNDAY SUN., Filey, Mike.
1 Filey, Mike. TORONTO SKETCHES 6. "THE WAY WE WERE" COLUMNS FROM THE TORONTO SUNDAY SUN.
Toronto Dundurn 2000 155002339X / 9781550023398 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ 
294 pp, 9" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "This time around, Mike takes us to a performance at the Royal Alexandra Theatre by Al Jolson, the opening of Sunnybrook Hospital, a game between the baseball Leafs and the Havana Sugar Kings - with Fidel Castro throwing out the first pitch - and many more famous, notorious, and entertaining episodes in the history of this great city." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, tiny dent on front cover, light fading to colour at top 1" of spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BEULAH / TOMMY / 952 KING: A CHRISTMAS EVE STORY.  3 VOLUMES., Krause, Karl H.
2 Krause, Karl H. BEULAH / TOMMY / 952 KING: A CHRISTMAS EVE STORY. 3 VOLUMES.
Daytona Beach Rook Press Limited, Numbered Editions. Hard Cover Near Fine No Jacket - (as issued) Karl H. Krause. Inscribed by author/illustrator.
3 hand printed and bound volumes, 9" H. "Beulah" - 1970, dark blue cloth with white lettering and Rook Press emblem on front board, 25 pp, No. 25 of 52 copies. Lino & woodcuts in /black/pink/white /blue/orange. Inscribed on title page: "April 22 - 1975 / A near lifetime has / just been reviewed / by two old men, one F___ D___, the / other / Kark Krause". An old man and his beagle, Beulah, are stopped in their travels across Florida by a sinkhole in the road and end up helping at a birth that is also attended by three strangers bearing gifts. An almost-Christmas story, but it's January 6th and the baby is a girl. "Tommy" - 1972, reddish brown cloth with dark brown lettering on spine and front board, Rook Press emblem on front board, unpaginated, No. 12 of 52 copies. Linocuts in pink/black/orange /red/green/blue/gray. Inscribed on dedication page: "Christmas '72 / To Ruth & Fred / Best Wishes / Karl". A year (1908) in the life of four and a half year old Tommy, who lives in Toronto, Canada. Each month has a page of text within a colour border and is faced with a full page linocut. Father bring home a phonograph, Tommy and Charles get measles, fresh vegetables are delivered by horse and cart, the family visits Sunnyside and watch bicyle races, Tommy starts kindergarten, gas lighting is installed at home and Christmas is celebrated. "952 King" - 1974, light and dark green cloth with dark green lettering on spine and front board, dark green Rook Press emblem on front board, floral endpapers, 27pp, No. 14 of 55 copies. Pen & ink sketches, with the "frontispiece and the illustration on page 22 colored by hand." Inscribed on limitation page: "Merry Christmas / to Ruth and Fred / Karl / 1974". Christmas Eve, 1913 and Tommy learns surprising things about his family, even Aunt Bessy who lives at 952 King Street West, Toronto. Small stamp from bookstore on front free endpapers and at the bottom of the title page of 952 King. All volumes are protected in a stiff mylar sleeve. 
Price: 250.00 USD
 
 
3 Paterson, Allan and George, Dick. STEAM AT OAKVILLE: A DAY ON THE OAKVILLE SUBDIVISION.
Erin, Ontario Boston Mills Press 1988 0919783554 / 9780919783553 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good- 
267 pp, oblong 8vo (8 3/4" H x 11 1/4" D). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps, timetables. "Known as the Oakville Subdivision, Canadian National's main line between Toronto and Hamilton was Canada's busiest railway throughout the steam era. Canadian Pacific had running rights over the line for both freight and passenger traffic and since they pooled their locomotives with both the Toronto, Hamilton & Buffalo Railway and the New York Central there was a wide variety of power used. This volume provides a complete pictorial coverage of a typical day watching trains in the last two decades of steam operation." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny dint on top edge of front board. Dust jacket has moderate to heavy edge wear/creasing, seveal small edge tears archivally taped, now protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 


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