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W.F. Rannie, Lincoln, Ontario, 1982. 
144 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), soft cover. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE: "TO _____ _______ WITH ALL MY BEST WISHES, J. ANDRIEUX, JULY 31st 1983". Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps. Stories of shipwrecks and disasters off the islands of St. Pierre & Michelon. Contents: The islands; Murder and gold; The great storm; A crew scuttles their ship; Fear of the natives; Death on the mast; The war years; A race that didn't take place; Prohibition; Generals aground; A New Year's party is assured; An heroic rescue; A master saves his vessel; Rumrunner aground; Arrival of the Free French naval forces; The sea takes two; Wreck of a movie queen; A trawler that wasn't wanted; Wrong position; The fear of oil. Interior - clean and tigh t with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, very light browning on spine and hinge areas, light fading to spine lettering, one tiny corner crease - migrates into a few pages. Very Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
2 Ansell, Mike, Colonel Sir. Foreword By H.R.H. The Prince Philip. SOLDIER ON: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY.
London Peter Davies 1973 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Good+ Inscribed By Author
180 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). **Inscribed on half title page: "G_____ A_____ Best wishes Mike Ansell Oct. 14th 1973". B&w plates. "In June, 1940, when Colonel Mike had just been awarded the D.S.O. and was the youngest Commanding Officer in the Army, disaster struck: he was blinded in a hail of bullets at St Valery. The way he has overcome this handicap, and other more heartbreaking losses, is the inspiring theme of this book. For Colonel Mike has never failed to 'soldier on' in the face of adversities that would have broken lesser men. Whether catching salmon on the Torridge in Devon, creating the beautiful garden at his home near Bideford, planning a new show-jumping course with his specially designed magnetic board, attending St Dunstan's reunions or sitting in his study typing this book, to everything he does Colonel Mike bring his own unique brand of enthusiasm and professionalism - just as he did before the war, when, for example, he organised the famous Trick Ride for his regiment, the 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards, and show-jumped for England. Chairman of the British Show-Jumping Association and of the British Horse Society for some twenty-five years and now President of the British Equestrian Federation, he has done more than any other single man to make Britain one of the leading equestrian nations in the world, and to stimulate the ever-growing interest in riding as a competitive and leisure sport." Publishers' promotional material laid-in. Scattered tiny foxing marks on top third of both boards and on edges of text bkock, light wear at corners. Dust jacket has bee price-clipped, heavy creases at top corner of rear flap-fold, tiny foxing marks on top inside edge, some light edge wear/wrinkling, small closed tear on front hinge, small repair at top edge - archivally taped. 
Price: 20.00 USD
Penguin, Toronto, 2002, first edition. 
221 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0670043176 B&w map, photographs. INSCRIBED ON TITLE PAGE: "FOR ____ BEST WISHES SALLY ARMSTRONG MAY 11, 2004". "September 27, 1996, marked the day the Taliban seized power in Afghanis tan, and the beginning of a five-year nightmare for the women of that country. 'Veiled Treat' introduces us to several women - among them a radio announcer, a psychiatrist, a pharmacist, a civil engineer and the new deputy prime minister of A f g h a n i stan, Dr. Sima Samar - who describe their waking hell under the Taliban's repressive measures. Denied schooling, employment and adequate health care and confined to their homes unless accompanied by a male relative, women struggled to s ur vi ve . B ut as (this book) vividly illustrates, women and girls also rebelled; many carried out cloak-and-dagger tactics to subvert the hateful edicts of the Taliban..." Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
4 Barker, Clive. Inscribed. THE THIEF OF ALWAYS.
HarperPrism, (New York, 1977), 2nd printing. 
226 pp, Trade paperback. Boldly inscribed by author on title page, 'To Chris, Best Wishes Clive Barker'. When Harvey finds life almost too boring to bear, he meets a goblin-like stranger who offers him an escape. Holiday House is magical and seems to provide neverending fun, however..."when darkness falls at Holiday House, every night is Halloween - filled with deadly terror. And Harvey discovers the final horrifying secret...Dozens of children have gone into Holiday House, but not one has ever come out." Interior - clean and tight. Exterior - minor edge wear, spine flat and uncreased. VG 
Price: 12.00 USD
THE QUEEN'S OWN RIFLES OF CANADA, 1860-1960:  ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF CANADA., Barnard, W.T., Lieutenant-Colonel.
5 Barnard, W.T., Lieutenant-Colonel. THE QUEEN'S OWN RIFLES OF CANADA, 1860-1960: ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF CANADA.
Don Mills, Ontario Ontario Publishing Company 1960 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Maps drawn by Captain R.A. With. Inscribed By Author
398 pp, 8vo (9 1/4" H), black boards with silver lettering on spine, silver insignia on front cover - no dust jacket (as issued). Map endpapers, b&w photographs, fold-out maps and diagrams. Inscribed by author on half title page: "To K____ A____ with all good wishes from the author W.T. Barnard Jan/85". Appendices include: The Victoria Cross; The Roll of Honour; Honours and Awards; Battle Honours; Succession Rolls; The Buffs; The King's Royal Rifle Corps; Characteristics of a Rifle Regiment; Rifles and Rifle Shooting; Dress; The Military Band; The Bugle Band; The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada Association; Regimental Designations and Battalions; The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada Chapter, Imperial Order, Daughters of the Empire. Previous owner's small name stamp at top of front pastedown, tiny bump at bottom corner of rear board, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very minor browning to edges of text block. 
Price: 65.00 USD
DEADLOCK IN KOREA:  CANADIANS AT WAR, 1950-1953., Barris, Ted.  Introduction by Joe Schlesinger.  Inscribed by author.
6 Barris, Ted. Introduction by Joe Schlesinger. Inscribed by author. DEADLOCK IN KOREA: CANADIANS AT WAR, 1950-1953.
Toronto Macmillan Canada 1999 0771575912 / 9780771575914 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Inscribed By Author
326 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs and maps. Inscribed by the author on title page: "My best wishes Ted Barris. June '99". "In 1950, nearly 25,000 Canadians signed on for a UN-sponsored 'police action' to stop the Communist incursion into South Korea. They joined a multi-national expeditionary force that quickly found itself embroiled in a full-scale war. Members of the Canadian navy, airforce and infantry fought with distinction and endured months of bloody stalemate that ultimately stopped the Communists but failed to reunite the people of the Korean peninsula - with consequences that continue to haunt the world today. Ted Barris interviewed hundreds of Korean War veterans to gather their stories of heroism and survival, tragedy and absurdity, successes and SNAFUS. He has woven their tales into a fascinating look at a war that many have forgotten." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, Bump with wrinkling at bottom corner of front board. Dust jacket has very minor wear at top/bottom of flap-folds, bump with wrinkling at bottom of front flap-fold. 
Price: 15.00 USD
7 Bata, Thomas J. With Sonja Sinclair. BATA: SHOEMAKER TO THE WORLD.
Toronto Stoddart 1990 0773724168 / 9780773724167 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
341 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs. "In 1932, when young Tom Bata watched his father's coffin being lowered into his grave, he silently promised to abide by the wishes expressed in his father's 'moral testament': that the Bata Shoe Company was to be treated not as a source of private wealth, but as a public trust, a means of improving the liviing standards within the community and providing customers with good value for their money. At the time, Tom had no idea of the challenges he would face in fulfilling that promise. Not only was he ill-equipped, at age eighteen, to step into the shoes of an acknowledged business genius, creator of the largest shoe manufacturing and retailing organization in the world. Worse than that, fate was about to deal him a series of painful blows. The subjugation of his homeland, Czechoslovakia, by the Nazis was followed by an acrimonious family rift, the expropriation by Communist regimes of all his holdings in Eastern and Central Europe and, in other parts of the world, economic and political upheavals that threatened the survival of the newly resuscitated Bata organization. Yet Bata actually thrived on the sudden change and adversity. From his new home base in Canada he built, this side of the Iron Curtain, a global empire that employs 70,000 people and plays an important part in the economies of many developing countries. (This) is the story of the man, his family and their business." Remainder mark (dot) on bottom of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and at top of rear flap, very light rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
A COUNTRYMAN'S VERSE., Beddington, Roy.  Signed and inscribed by author.
8 Beddington, Roy. Signed and inscribed by author. A COUNTRYMAN'S VERSE.
Alembic Press, (Winchester, Hampshire, 1981), No. 150 of edition limited to 500 signed and numbered copies. 
35 pp, 8 1/4" H, sewen in wraps. NUMBERED AND SIGNED ON COPYRIGHT PAGE AND WITH ADDITIONAL INSCRIPTION "WITH ALL BEST WISHES FROM ROY B & DIANE AND SARAH - 21ST NOVEMBER /81". 2 small b&w illustrations by author. A collection of 17 poems on theme s of country life - fishing, hunting, farming, etc. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light browning, minor soiling. VG 
Price: 25.00 USD
London Jonathan Cape 1974 0224009664 / 9780224009669 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Good+ Inscribed By Author
224 pp, 8 3/4" H. Pictorial endpapers. Inscribed on title page: "To Arthur "Sceptic" / With all / best wishes. / Adrian Berry / 25 June 1974". The author's first book. Adrian Berry, 4th Viscount Camrose, a British hereditary peer, was a journalist and author of several books. In this one he "provokes thought about man's role in the whole cosmos in a totally new way, and his ideas will have lasting relevance. For the sheer scale of its undertaking and for the wealth of astronomical knowledge that lies behind it, 'The Next Ten Thousand Years' opens the reader's mind to the rich possibilities the universe holds for us all." Chapter headings; The New Atlantis; No Limits to Growth; Three Assumptions; The Beckoning Moon; The Lunarians; Venus, the Hell-World; Making it Rain in Hell; The Astronaut's Shrunken Head; Voyage Through a Hidden Universe; The Search for Habitable Worlds; The Vision of John von Neumann; Flying City-States; Building the Giant Sphere; The God of Spinoza; Appendix A: A Do-it-yourself Guide to the Special Theory of Relativity; Appendix II: Dimensions of the Solar System; Appendix III: Aspects of some problems concerned with the Construction of Dyson Spheres, by Iain K.M. Nicolson; Glossary; Bibliography; Notes and References; Index. Review slip pasted on verso of front free endpaper. Six instances of underlining with red pencil (effect could be reduced with careful erasing, but would still be somewhat discernible) on pages 22/23, very light 1/2" long soiling mark in text of page 83 - still very legible, minor wrinkling at top of spine, some light variation in color on top of text block, very tiny scuff/vrease at top corner of first 30 pages. Dust jacket has light edge wear, very small area of surface paper loss at top of front hinge, several tiny and small edge tears - archivally taped, very light rubbing, some light edge wrinkling, now protected in a mylar sleeve 
Price: 100.00 USD
10 Britton, Helen E. THE WINDS OF FORTUNE.
Hamilton Primavera Press 1972 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Inscribed By Author
359 pp, 9" H. Inscribed on title page: "Best Wishes / Helen E. Britton". "Set in Eastern Ontario, the story has a prologue set in the atmosphere of a village at a time just before the First World War and opens in a town, Rossac, on the St. Lawrence River, following the interlinking lives of characters from the end of the Second World War through the 1950s and into the 'new morality' of the late 1960s and the present decade (1970s). Idyllic love stories, loneliness, the machinations of frustrated passions, the violence and tragedies of a sex-drug culture, all enter into the story; and at its hub is a crippled physician-philosopher who is both observer and counselor to the characters." Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown, front board slightly curved, two very light soiling marks on top of tex block and one on bottom of text block, tiny bump at top of spine, minor fading at top/bottom edge of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear and very light edge wrinkling, light rubbing on rear panel and on spine, light fading to spine color and top 1 1/2' of rear panel, one tiny edge tear. 
Price: 20.00 USD
Cleveland, Ohio Freshwater Press 1974 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket Ivan S. Brookes. Inscribed By Author
361 pp, 11 1/4" H. Light gray cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front board. Map endpapers, b&w photographs, reproductions, drawings and maps (some fold-out). Inscribed on half title page: "To Edward L. Skelly / with best wishes / Ivan S. Brookes." Chapter headings: The Port of Quebec; The Island of Orleans and the Beaupre Coast; The North Channel; The Saguenay and Lake St. John; The North Shore from Tadoussac to Pointe Des Monts; Pointe des Monts to Sept Iles; Sept Iles to Anticosti; The South Shore: Gaspe to Matane; Matane to Riviere du Loup; Riviere du Loup to Quebec; Appendices: Wooden ship construction in Quebec - 1797 to 1896; Ship construction at the "Big Davie" yard, 1896 to present; Ship construction at the "Little Davie" yard, 1935 to 1968; Wrecks and Casualties on Anticosti Island, 1690 to present; Arrivals from sea at Quebec, navigation season of 1793. Top edge of page leaf 19/20 is lightly browned and wrinkled due to mis-alignment with text block - manufacturing error, minor shelf soiling on bottom of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
12 Buzzelli, Anthony M. (Inscribed by author.) EVIL EYE AND OTHER SHORT STORIES.
Writer's Ink, Burlington, 1995. 
116 pp, 8vo, soft cover. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR ON HALF-TITLE PAGE - "BEST WISHES! A.M. BUZZELLI". "...a wide range of writing in its presentation of vignettes on the human condition - the psychological effects of superstition, the relationships of family members touched by traumatic events, and the humorous perceptions of individuals coping in a world insensitive to their needs..." Interior - clean and tight. Exterior - minor edgewear, very soft crease to bottom corner of front cover, small wrinkle at bottom of spine, spine flat and uncreased. VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
THE DARK TWIN., Campbell, Marion.
13 Campbell, Marion. THE DARK TWIN.
London Turnstone 1973 0855000058 / 9780855000059 First British Edition Hard Cover Very Good- Good- Jacket design by Roy Tunnicliffe. Inscribed By Author
256 pp, 8 3/4" H. Inscribed on half title page: "To Suzanne / with best wishes from / Marion Campbell". "The old man knows death is near. He has travelled a long road since he was simply Drost, son of no man, the only child of Malda, the Middle Priestess. From the warmth of the consecrated Hearth he was taken with the King's son to undergo the cruel schooling of the priests of the New Way. From childhood his life had been ruled by his duty as the Dark Twin to share with the treacherous Ailill the onerous burden of kingship. He had been sustained by the wisdom of the Old Way during his trials at the hands of the priests, in the combat and dancing by which he proved his manhood, and through the web of intrigue pervading the lives of his people. But when the bitter time came for commitment to a princely marriage he felt only the pang of loss. For always, breaking through his dreams, there was someone for whom his whole being yearned - someone who was his other half from past time and for all time. Yssa. 'You'll wed young and widow young and it will be more of her making than yours,' said the Old One. And so it happened. Now Drost is about to die and urgency grips him. He must forge the chain of memory to link his spirit with the lost sould of Yssa. Each link must ring true if they are to find their way. Marion Campbell has woven the strands of this complex and moving saga with consummate skill. It is all there: the lore of ancient Britain, the layers of symbolic meaning, the experience of strength struggling against evil and secret knowledge. This love story as old as time will strike a resposive chord in everyone alive to the pervading reality of eternal myth." Some scattered tiny marks of silver ink from spine title on exterior of book - mainly on spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling with a few tiny chips and tears with creases, light scuffing and rubbing marks - mainly on spine and rear panel, light browning at top edge. 
Price: 25.00 USD
London Weidenfeld and Nicolson 1989 0297795481 / 9780297795483 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
229 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w photographs. "(A) study of how the British Government manipulated the 'free' and 'independent' British press between 1937 and 1940. It tells the story of a hitherto neglected aspect of Neville Chamberlain's ill-fated search for a 'rapproachement' with Nazi Germany and Italy, namely his assiduous and largely successful attempts to curb the hostility of the British press towards the Fascist states and enlist the newspapers as active supporters in his policy of appeasement. Soon after coming to power in May 1937, Chamberlain learnt that Hitler regarded a 'tame' British press, free of adverse criticism of Germany, as an essential prerequisite to any agreement between Germany and Britain; and for the next three years Chamberlain and his entourage at Downing Street set out to comply with Hitler's wishes - aided and abetted by the press barons. Chamberlain used a system of personal contacts to curb the press, fully documented here for the first time, and he also relied heavily on the 'lobby' system of non-attributable political reporting to completely mislead the British people about the state of European affairs. (This book) throws new light on the role of some hitherto obscure members of Chamberlain's entourage, including his Press Secretary at Downing Street, George Steward, and Sir Joseph Ball, an ex-MI5 officer who ran the Conservative Research Department. At Chamberlain's behest, Ball ran a scurrilous, anti-semitic newspaper called 'Truth' to slander his political opponents and even members of his own Cabinet. The involvement of Lord Beaverbrook, the most famous of the contemporary press proprietors, is also fully revealed for the first time. Using original material from the Public Record Office and private archives, (it) exposes the way in which the peculiarly English customs and habits that governed relations between government and press became institutionalized in the 1930s to the permanent advantage of the government. (It) is thus a study of the system of government manipulation of the press - a system that exists to this day - as well as of Chamberlain and appeasement." Light browning to pages and edges of textblock, light wrinkling at top of spine, very light rubbing on boards. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has minor edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 95.00 USD
Kingston McGill-Queen's University Press 1983 0773504214 / 9780773504219 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Near Fine Inscribed By Author
194 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H). Inscribed by author - "Best wishes to ..... from Elizabeth Collard". B&w photos, reproductions, marks. "This is the first book to be devoted exclusively to potters' views of Canada...The potters' views of Canada have a many-sided appeal, linking the world of artists, printmakers, and photographers to the ceramics industry...Covering the period from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the end of Queen Victoria's reign, this volume focuses chiefly on wares made for the dinner table or the washstand. All are earthenware, decorated by transfer printing, and produced by British potters. The scenes they depict range from the awesome falls at Niagara to early steamboats on the St Lawrence, from igloos in the Arctic to a governor's residence in New Brunswick. Elizabeth Collard traces the evolution of these wares, placing them in their historical setting and identifying the sources from which many of the views were derived. She also provides much detail on the English and Scottish potters and on the artists whose work they adapted to their own use." Previous owner's bookplate on free front endpaper, soft wrinkling to half-title page. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 25.00 USD
FORTY YEARS ON:  REMINISCENCES., Cox, A.P.  (Aubrey Paul)  Foreword by Rao Raja Narpat Singh.
16 Cox, A.P. (Aubrey Paul) Foreword by Rao Raja Narpat Singh. FORTY YEARS ON: REMINISCENCES.
Christchurch, New Zealand Self-published 1968 First Edition Hard Cover Good+ Fair Inscribed By Author
235 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w photographs. Inscribed by the author on the title page: "Humphrey / with Salaams / & Best Xmas wishes / Aubrey P. Cox". Mr. Cox (1881-1972) was an educator, who spent much of his career in Jodhpur, India, progressing to Director of Education. Contents: Childhood and Youth; University Life in New Zealand; Teaching in New Zealand; The Voyage to England; Teaching and Travel in England; Cambridge - Work and Play; India - First Impressions; Allahabad and Naini Tal; Inspector of Schools, U.P.; Supply and Transport, Persia; A View of Indian History; The Winds of Change; My First Long Leave; Inspectorate and Home Leave; Director of Education, Marwar; Progress and Pageantry; Recreation, Friendships, Sport; Leaves and Travel; My Last Ten Years in India; Retirement and Retrospect. Wrinkling at top/bottom of spine - bump at bottom, slight bump to corners of boards and at top/bottom edge of front board, light edge wear, two tiny dents and a few small air bubbles on front board, minor soiling, very small light stain in gutter margin of page leaf 229/230 - tiny dent opposite on page 228. Dust jacket has small edge tears/creases/chips - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds (tears are archivally taped), large tear on front panel - archivally taped, scattered tiny soiling marks, light rubbing, now protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 50.00 USD
17 D'Oyley, Enid. BETWEEN SEA AND SKY.
Toronto Williams-wallace 1979 0887950027 / 9780887950025 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Huie, Albert H. Inscribed By Author
144 pp, 9 1/4" H. No date. Light green boards with gilt lettering on spine, b&w illustrations. Inscribed on half title page: "For Robert / With Best Wishes / Enid F D'Oyley / Sept 19, 1980". "Two young black Canadian girls spend a memorable summer vacation with their parents in the West Indies and discover the joys and frustrations of adjusting to a new environment and a growing awareness of their own identity. This story for young people introduces, with dramatic illustrations by the famous Jamaican artist Albert Huie, glimpses of Jamaica's past, her people, her history, her culture, old fashioned sugar making, crab hunting at night, escovitch fish and pear, sweet potato pie - - ." Very light browning to edges of text block and edges of boards, small faint stain on fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket has wear and tiny chip/small tears (archivally taped) at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds - light edge wear elsewhere, small line indentation on spine, small closed tear on rear flap-fold. 
Price: 35.00 USD
Toronto Durndurn Press 1994 1550022024 / 9781550022025 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Inscribed By Author
256 pp, 11 1/4" H. Inscribed by the author on half title page: "With Best Wishes / Marc Denhez". B&w photographs, plans, drawings, reproductions. "(This book) is about fashion, politics, social mores, innovation, imagination, and technology. Prehistoric Inuit homes with windows of stretched seal guts, the log cabin, the bungalow, the R-2000 house, habitations in space - Denhez examines the ways and wherefores of them all." Slight bump at bottom of spine, tiny scuff on bottom edge of both boards. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
Buckingham Baron 2000 0860235181 / 9780860235187 Fourth Edition Hard Cover Good+ Inscribed By Author
145 pp, large 8vo (9 13/16" H) - glazed pictorial boards - no dust jacket (as issued?). Inscribed by author on front free endpaper: "With best wishes Roy Derham". Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions. Contents: Acknowledgements; Foreword by J.K. Rice-Oxley CBE; Introduction; Final Voyage; Ship 338 Arranmore; The Maiden City Line; Russell & Co. Shipbuilders; Maiden Voyage; Sailing On; Algoa Bay; Back to Sea; The Last Journey?; Waltraute; Montevideo; On Submarine Service; In the Docks; Power and the Pool; School in Sharpness; Missions to Seamen; To be a Vindi-Boy; Appendices: Staff 1939-1966; Ship's fittings; Sources; Index. Small bump at corners of boards and at top/bottom of spine, shallow bump on fore-edge of front board, two very small shallow bumps at top edge of rear board, light fading to color on spine and at top edge of front board. 
Price: 50.00 USD
MAIDEN VOYAGES;  TALES OF YOUNG SEAMEN.  VINDI BOYS' FIRST TRIPS TO SEA., Derham, Roy, arranged and edited by.  Inscribed.
20 Derham, Roy, arranged and edited by. Inscribed. MAIDEN VOYAGES; TALES OF YOUNG SEAMEN. VINDI BOYS' FIRST TRIPS TO SEA.
Buckingham Baron 2002 0860236714 / 9780860236719 Limited Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ 
211 pp, 8vo (8 13/16" H). Number 528 of a limited edition. INSCRIBED ON LIMITATION PAGE, "WITH BEST WISHES, ROY DERHAM". B&w illustrations. "Twelve weeks with TS 'Vindicatrix' prepared young lads for a life at sea, but not for the first trip - on liner, coaster, collier or cargo boat, cruise ship, tanker or tramp steamer. Often bullied, invariably seasick; cold, wet, hungry and initially miserable, most matured to become old hands - stewards, cooks or sometimes Master. Others swore never to go to sea again, and over four hundred lost their young lives for their country. Many became Distressed Seamen, yet survived. Some were torpedoed, sometimes more than once; some found themselves in prison camps. Others sailed to exotic places and met strange people. A few jumped ship and several fell overboard. Some were pushed. Most of them had strange experiences, saw far flung lands, and made lifetime friends. Many fell in love with the sea while some hated it but it earnt the respect of them all. Most express few regrets and all those in this book remember it well - that first trip as a graduate Vindi-boy, untried, uncertain and just a little afraid. This is the sum of the maiden voyages of over fifty Vindi-boys, who learnt their trade with the old lady of Sharpness between 1939 and 1966." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - spine very slightly cocked, very minor edge wear. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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