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AN EXHIBITION OF PAINTINGS AND DRAWINGS BY VICTORIAN ARTISTS IN ENGLAND / EXPOSITION DE PEINTURES ET DE DESSINS PAR DES ARTISTES ANGLAIS DE L'EPOQUE VICTORIENNE., Comfort, Charles F., foreword.  Introduction By Allen Staley.
101 Comfort, Charles F., foreword. Introduction By Allen Staley. AN EXHIBITION OF PAINTINGS AND DRAWINGS BY VICTORIAN ARTISTS IN ENGLAND / EXPOSITION DE PEINTURES ET DE DESSINS PAR DES ARTISTES ANGLAIS DE L'EPOQUE VICTORIENNE.
Ottawa National Gallery of Canada 1965 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
103 pp, small 4to (10" H). Color and b&w reproductions. Bilingual text (English/French). Exhibition catalogue. "The reign of Victoria lasted from 1837 to 1901. The present exhibition attempts to give a balanced representation of the entire period. Howerever, a period of over sixty years in the rapidly changing world of the nineteenth century could hardly show anything approaching uniformity of style. Even the most cursory view of this exhibition should demonstrate that no one set of generalities is adequate to describe the variety of works created during the era, all of them 'Victorian'." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light browning to edges of covers, minor edge wear, spine flat and uncreased. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
102 Comfort, Charles Fraser. Introduction by Eric Harrison. Afterword by Charles Fraser C. Jackson. ARTIST AT WAR.
Pender Island, British Coumbia Remembrance Books 1995 0920270212 / 9780920270219 Revised Edition Soft Cover Fine Charles Fraser Comfort. 
197 pp + 4 pp of colour maps, 9" H. Colour plates, b&w portraits. "In 1943, Charles Comfort was sent into battle to make a painter's record of the Canadian army's fight against the Germans on the Italian peninsula. (This) is his account of that fight. Enduring the shellfire, the mud, and the fatigue of battle, Comfort watches war being waged amidst the treasures of centuries of Italian art and culture. From the horrors of Ortona to the jubliant liberation of Rome, (this book) gives us a view of the war unlike any other - the vivid and penetrating view of a soldier armed not just with a rifle but with a paintbrush - and a pen. Originally published in 1956, this new edition features a revised text and 33 colour reproductions of Comfort's wartime paintings, many of which have never before been displayed in public." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
ARTIST AT WAR., Comfort, Charles Fraser.  Introduction by Eric Harrison.  Afterword by Charles Fraser C. Jackson.
103 Comfort, Charles Fraser. Introduction by Eric Harrison. Afterword by Charles Fraser C. Jackson. ARTIST AT WAR.
Pender Island, British Coumbia Remembrance Books 1995 0920270212 / 9780920270219 Revised Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ Charles Fraser Comfort. 
197 pp + 4 pp of colour maps, 9" H. Colour plates, b&w portraits. "In 1943, Charles Comfort was sent into battle to make a painter's record of the Canadian army's fight against the Germans on the Italian peninsula. (This) is his account of that fight. Enduring the shellfire, the mud, and the fatigue of battle, Comfort watches war being waged amidst the treasures of centuries of Italian art and culture. From the horrors of Ortona to the jubliant liberation of Rome, (this book) gives us a view of the war unlike any other - the vivid and penetrating view of a soldier armed not just with a rifle but with a paintbrush - and a pen. Originally published in 1956, this new edition features a revised text and 33 colour reproductions of Comfort's wartime paintings, many of which have never before been displayed in public." Interior - light browning to pages 189 to end of book, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing, two tiny corner creases. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE WASHINGTON STING., Conconi, Charles and House, Toni.
104 Conconi, Charles and House, Toni. THE WASHINGTON STING.
Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, New York, 1979, second impression. 
255 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. "Here is the dramatic and only inside account of the undercover police-FBI fencing operation - featuring cops in the guise of syndicate soldiers - whose stunning success put the 'Washington Sting' in headlines across the nation. Word was out on the street in Washington, D.C., that one of the best fences in years was working out of a warehouse on 25th Place, NE. PFF Inc., run by 'mob-connected' Italians, was buying up stolen guns, office equipment, anything with resale value. Thieves all over the Washington area were soon submitting to the hard dealing of the gun-wielding Mafiosi, looking for quick cash and an association with the mighty aristocracy of crime. As the fence's main man, Pasquale Larocca, critically examined the typewriter or rifle offered across his bulletproof counter, and in one corner Mike Franzino cradled his shotgun in casual warning, there was no suspicion of a weapon deadly in a different way: a videotape machine which recorded every transaction from behind an unnoticed one-way mirror. 'Pasquale Larocca' and 'Mike Franzino' were the aliases of two of the undercover team of police and FBI men organized to fight Washington's high larceny statistics down at the underworld source. And five months after the opening of 'Police-FBI Fencing, Incognito' - five months of tense bargaining with suspicious professionals and comic encounters with fawning flunkies and prostitutes - the fence closed around more than 200 criminals invited to meet a New York 'Don' at a party hosted by Larocca. They met, instead, with police. The single account of the caper written with the cooperation of the police and FBI and with full access to the incriminating videotapes, here is a true story of police politics and mayhem, streetwise ingenuity and volatile temperaments, told to authentic narrative effect with complete, uncensored detail." Very light browning to edges of textblock, light wrinkling at top of spine, minor rubbing. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, slight fading to spine color, very light browning on flap-folds and edges of rear panel, minor soiling. Very Good/Very Good - 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE RECALL OF LOVE., Connor, Ralph.  (pseud. of Charles William Gordon.)
105 Connor, Ralph. (pseud. of Charles William Gordon.) THE RECALL OF LOVE.
Toronto Westminster Company 1910 Card Covers, Self-Flaps, Cord Good- William Hatherell. Signed by Author
Unpaginated, 7 1/4" H. No date, c1910. Signed on half title page: "(?)minister / Charles W Gordon / New Yr 1911". Six colour plates (including frontispiece) by W. Hetherell. The frontispiece is reproduced on the front cover of the book which is bound by a tied cord. Tells of Peter's agony after Jesus's crucifixion and his joy on receiving the message of the forgiveness of sin. Interior - very light browning to pages, small brown stain in margin of last illustration page - migrates into several adjacent pages, two pages with a very small bump/crease at fore-edge, very small dent on half-title page and on frontispiece., very small bump at top/bottom corner of pages. Exterior - front and rear self-flap cover has several small and tiny stains - migrrate through to inside covers, also moderate browning; pastedown picture on front cover has several sharp creases; front cover has a crease/bump at top corner, a very small dent and a small chip at top of flap-fold; light edge wear. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
BRITISH REGULAR CAVALRY, 1644-1914., Cooper, Leonard.
106 Cooper, Leonard. BRITISH REGULAR CAVALRY, 1644-1914.
London Chapman & Hall 1965 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
216 pp, 8vo (8 3/4"). Pictorial endpapers, b&w plates. "Mr. Cooper takes up his story with the formation of Cromwell's New Model Army, which marked a significant change in cavalry tactics, and closes it with a chapter devoted to the South African War and the years up to the beginning of the 1914 War. In addition, he has written an epilogue to cover the period of cavalry's gradual surrender to mechanisation. Between these points lie nearly three hundred years of history and countless battles which depended for their outcome on the ability and efficiency of the cavalry arm. (He) does not attempt to describe each of these battles in detail; rather, he is concerned, by giving accounts of a series of battles typical of a campaign, or of aspects of the training and tactics of cavalry - Blenheim, Dettingen, Salamanca, Waterloo, Balaclava, etc. - to give a historical impression of the arm's growth and achievements." Short crease at top of pages 73 to 80 - causes some indentation on adjacent pages, minor edge wear, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor soiling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, soft creasing at top of rear panel, faint foxing and browning . 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
WEEKEND WARRIORS., Cooper, Paul L.
107 Cooper, Paul L. WEEKEND WARRIORS.
Sunflower University Press, Manhattan, KS, 1996. 
248 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 089745202X B&w photographs. "(Paul Cooper) was called to active naval service in 1950 and served as an enlisted man aboard the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier 'Princeton' (CV-37) during the Korean War." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, small sticker pull on front cover. Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
108 Corn, Joseph J. THE WINGED GOSPEL: AMERICA'S ROMANCE WITH AVIATION, 1900-1950.
New York Oxford University Press 1983 0195033566 / 9780195033564 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
177 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "(R)econstructs America's first era of manned flight and brings back to life the famous and less-known aviators who became the nation's heroes: Charles Lindberg, whose achievement was the great event of the 1920s - Amelia Earhart, one of the many women 'aces' (the aviation industry encouraged women because, as pilot Louise Thaden put it, 'If a woman can handle a plane, the public thinks it must be 'duck soup' for men.') - Calbraith P. Rogers, who made the first transcontinental flight, surviving a dozen crashes, a broken arm and collarbone, and a score of wounds caused by the metal fragments of an exploded engine - and many others. The book provides a vivid picture of America in the first half of the century - its aspirations and concerns - as expressed in the exuberant and often utopian response to a major new technology." Dust jacket has very minor edge browning. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BLINDFOLD AND ALONE: BRITISH MILITARY EXECUTIONS IN THE GREAT WAR., Corns, Cathryn and Hughes-Wilson, John.  Foreword by Richard Holmes.
109 Corns, Cathryn and Hughes-Wilson, John. Foreword by Richard Holmes. BLINDFOLD AND ALONE: BRITISH MILITARY EXECUTIONS IN THE GREAT WAR.
London Cassell 2002 0304364495 / 9780304364497 Soft Cover Near Fine 
543 pp, large 8vo (9 1/8" H). B&w photographs, maps, reproductions. "Few things about the First World War evoke quite so much anger as the soldiers who were shot at dawn. Between 1914 and 1920, the British Army executed 346 of its soldiers for a a variety of offences, including 266 for desertion, but only 18 for cowardice; murderers and mutineers made up the balance. (This) is an important book, the first to make use of court martial records. Corns and Hughes -Wilson bring a welcome sense of perspective to the subject." Gary Sheffield, The Mail on Sunday. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
110 Corns, Cathryn and Hughes-Wilson, John. Foreword by Richard Holmes. BLINDFOLD AND ALONE: BRITISH MILITARY EXECUTIONS IN THE GREAT WAR.
London Cassell 2002 0304364495 / 9780304364497 Soft Cover Very Good+ 
543 pp, large 8vo (9 1/8" H). B&w photographs, maps, reproductions. "Few things about the First World War evoke quite so much anger as the soldiers who were shot at dawn. Between 1914 and 1920, the British Army executed 346 of its soldiers for a a variety of offences, including 266 for desertion, but only 18 for cowardice; murderers and mutineers made up the balance. (This) is an important book, the first to make use of court martial records. Corns and Hughes -Wilson bring a welcome sense of perspective to the subject." Gary Sheffield, The Mail on Sunday. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor rubbing, one tiny corner crease. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE TORONTO GENERAL HOSPITAL, 1819-1965:  A CHRONICLE., Cosbie, W.G.
111 Cosbie, W.G. THE TORONTO GENERAL HOSPITAL, 1819-1965: A CHRONICLE.
Toronto Macmillan of Canada 1975 0770511848 / 9780770511845 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
373 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "The story of the Toronto General Hospital is intimagely and inseparably associated with the development of the city of Toronto and the support of its citizens. Dr. Crosbie traces the history of the Hospital from its founding in York, through its humble facilities on King Street, to the ornate Victorian structure on Gerrard, and finally to the great institution which today dominates the corner of College Street and University Avenue. Its early services to the victims of the War of 1812 and of the cholera epidemics of the nineteenth century, the problems of financing, the challenges of two world wars, and its relationship with the University and its medical schools are just a few of the factors governing the direction taken by the institution. Throughout this chronicle, the achievements of a distinguished body of medical staff in the fields of medical practice, research, and teaching are described in a context of contribution to the University and the city of Toronto, a well as to the international medical scene." Very small soft crease at top corner of last 50 pages, bottom corner of boards are bumped, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing, old tape on inside top/bottom edges. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
LADY ALMINA AND THE REAL DOWNTON ABBEY:  THE LOST LEGACY OF HIGHCLERE CASTLE., Countess of Carnarvon.  (Lady Fiona Carnarvon.)
112 Countess of Carnarvon. (Lady Fiona Carnarvon.) LADY ALMINA AND THE REAL DOWNTON ABBEY: THE LOST LEGACY OF HIGHCLERE CASTLE.
London Hodder & Stoughton 2011 1444730827 / 9781444730821 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Signed by Author
310 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w and colour photographs, reproductions. Signed by author on title page (signature only). "Almina was the illegitimate daughter of banking tycoon Alfred de Rothschild. She was his only daughter and he doted on her. She married the 5th Earl of Carnarvon, at 19, with an enormous dowry. At first, life at Highclere was a dizzying mix of sumptuous banquets for 500 and even the occasional royal visitor. Almina oversaw 80 members of staff - many of whom came from families who had worked at Highclere for generations. But when the First World War broke out, life at Highclere, both upstairs and downstairs, changed forever. History intervened and Almina and the staff of Highclere were thrown into one of the most turbulent times of the last century. Almina was forced to draw on her deepest reserves of courage in order to ensure her family, the staff and the castle survived. This is the remarkable story of a lost time. But Highclere remains and in this book, Lady Carnarvon weaves Almina's journey and those of her family into the heritage and history of one of England's most exquisite Victorian stately homes." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor to very light edge wrinkling. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
A TREASURY OF AFRO-AMERICAN FOLKLORE:  THE ORAL LITERTURE, TRADITIONS, RECOLLECTIONS, LEGENDS, TALES, SONGS, RELIGIOUS BELIEFS, CUSTOMS, SAYINGS, AND HUMOR OF PEOPLES OF AFRICAN DESCENT IN THE AMERICAS., Courlander, Harold.
113 Courlander, Harold. A TREASURY OF AFRO-AMERICAN FOLKLORE: THE ORAL LITERTURE, TRADITIONS, RECOLLECTIONS, LEGENDS, TALES, SONGS, RELIGIOUS BELIEFS, CUSTOMS, SAYINGS, AND HUMOR OF PEOPLES OF AFRICAN DESCENT IN THE AMERICAS.
New York SMITHMARK 1996 0765197332 / 9780765197337 Hard Cover Very Good Near Fine Enrico Arno. 
618 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w decorations by Enrico Arno, b&w photographs, musical notations. "(A) notable milestone in the collection and presentation of oral literature and traditions from black communities in the Western Hemisphere. It demonstrates the powerful cultural influence of Africa on this side of the Atlantic. (I)ncludes a wide array of orally transmitted traditions of the numerous, sometimes disparate, African-American cultures of the New World. Among these traditions are tales of scoundrels, heroes, rollicking adventures, friendship, and much more: songs, myths, myth-legends, epic-like narrations, and recollections of historical happenings. There are descriptions of cult life, around which many traditions and beliefs flow; of music and dance, which have an integral connection with traditional ways; and of the social scene in places where Africans and Europeans, or white and black ideas intermingled and became Afro-American. (This book) perceives the interconnections of cultural inheritances throughout the Afro-American region and the local divergences as well. Early sections of the book survey the traditions and oral literature of Spanish, French, and English-speaking islands of the Caribbean, and of areas of Central and South America inhabited by people of African descent. There follows an extensive section devoted to the tales, beliefs, recollections, songs, religious epics, and a wide variety of oral creations of blacks in the United States. The Appendixes include a number of African stories and descriptions that point up the impact of African traditions on the cultures of Afro-America. Very light browning to edges of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THEIR DARKEST DAY: THE TRAGEDY OF PAN AM 103 AND ITS LEGACY OF HOPE., Cox, Matthew and Foster, Tom.
114 Cox, Matthew and Foster, Tom. THEIR DARKEST DAY: THE TRAGEDY OF PAN AM 103 AND ITS LEGACY OF HOPE.
Grove Weidenfeld, New York, 1992, first edition. 
233 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0802113825 B&w photographs, map, plan. "On December 21, 1988, a small block of plastic explosive tore apart a New York-bound Boeing 747, killing 259 passengers and crew and taking the lives of 11 residents of the tiny Scottish village of Lockerbie. The world followed in horrified fascination as a tale of international terrorism, airline ineptitude, and political gamesmanship unfolded. But another story was lost among the headli nes. Making use of more than three years of research and interviews, (the authors) present the whole picture of the disaster, including the story behind this tragic event: that of the people who died and the family members - who were left to d e a l w ith the devastating aftermath of the explosion. (This) is the shocking tale of the bombing, told through the family members' personal experiences: housewives who became adroit at handling the media; a doctor who became an authority on ex pl os iv es ; a real estate saleswoman who became an expert on terrorist groups; and the many others who sacrificed careers and futures in order to reform airline security and bring the terrorists to justice. The authors trace the history of the Pan Am 10 3 b om bin g, starting with the incidents that incited terrorists to attack and culminating with the indictment of two Libyans in November of 1991." Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top of flap-folds and spine, very light rubbing. Ne ar F ine/ Very Goo d+ 
Price: 14.95 USD
 
 
THE DARKEST DAYS OF THE WAR: THE BATTLES OF IUKA & CORINTH., Cozzens, Peter.
115 Cozzens, Peter. THE DARKEST DAYS OF THE WAR: THE BATTLES OF IUKA & CORINTH.
University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, 1997. 
390 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0807823201 B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "During the late summer of 1862, Confederate forces launched a three-pronged strategic advance into the North in both major theaters of t he war. The results of this offensive - the only coordinated Confederate attempt to carry the conflict to the enemy - were disastrous. In the eastern theater, Lee was forced out of Maryland after his defeat at Antietam, and in the West, Bra g g w a g e d a dismal campaign and had to retreat from Kentucky. The third prong of the Confederate offensive, the northern Mississippi campaign, culminated in devastating defeats at Iuka and Corinth that ultimately opened the way for Grant's cam pa ig n a ga in st Vicksburg. Peter Cozzens here presents the first book-length study of the battles of Iuka and Corinth...(and) details the tactical aspects of each battle, analyzing troop movements down to the regimental level. In addition to a v ivi d and de tai led battle narrative, Cozzens provides compelling portraits of the campaign's key leaders: Generals Grant, Rosecrans, Van Dorn, and Price. He exposes the consequences of their clashing ambitions and antipathies....Finally, (h e) a naly ze s th e la rger , st rategic implications of the northern Mississippi campaign, exploring the repercussions of the Confederate defeat suffered at Iuka and Corinth." One slight small corner bump, very light wrinkling at op/bottom of spin e. D ust j ack et ha s ver y min or ed ge wrinkling. Very Good+/Near Fine 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE BROKEN PLUME: A PLATOON COMMANDER'S STORY, 1940-45., Craig, Norman.
116 Craig, Norman. THE BROKEN PLUME: A PLATOON COMMANDER'S STORY, 1940-45.
London Imperial War Museum 1982 0901627224 / 9780901627223 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Charles Freeman drawings. 
191 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). Monotone drawings by Charles Freeman, b&w photographs, maps. "The author's experiences as a platoon commander in the Second World War were shared by many others but few published accounts capture so faithfully the particular flavour of that conflict or the impact of battle on the individual soldier. Norman Craig was a conscript, commissioned after a year in the ranks. He served in three infantry regiments: the Welch in the United Kingdom; the Royal Sussex in the Western Desert, and Iraq and Persia; and the East Surreys in Italy. He saw action at El Alamein and in northern Italy where, only a fortnight before the end of the war in Europe, he was wounded. Between these spells of fighting he was concerned with the routine of soldiering - training, parades, courses, inspections and regimental chores - which occupied the greater part of of a subaltern's time. Norman Craig writes perceptively and with unusual candour about his war service. His book is both a personal record of considerable human interest and a significant addition to the literature of the Second World War." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling, minor soiling on front flap. 
Price: 24.95 USD
 
 
117 Crane, Walter. OF THE DECORATIVE ILLUSTRATION OF BOOKS OLD AND NEW.
London Bracken 1984 0946495416 / 9780946495412 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good 
243 pp, 8vo (8" H). B&w illustrations. "Originally published in 1896, this survey of book illustration is both a comprehensive guide to many facets of early work in the field and important evidence of Victorian taste and the influences which shaped it. Walter Crane, as a leading designer and illustrator, was exceptionally well placed to survey the subject - indeed, some of the finest pieces among over 100 drawings reproduced here are those by Crane himself. Crane begins by describing the artist's role in producing manuscripts and early printed books up to the end of the sixteenth century, giving an account of Italian, French and (particularly) German work. He then moves to the beginning of 'modern illustration', which he dates from the work of Blake, and takes in most of the major Victorian exponents of the art, with examples from such men as Rossetti, Selwyn Image, Arthur Hughes, Laurence Housman, Howard Pyle and Will H. Bradley. The result is a book which has delighted the collector for many years, and is now in increasing demand among art historians and typographers." Faint erased pencil mark on front free endpaper, light browning in margins of pages and to edges of text block, light wrinkling at fore-edge of pages 32 to 44 with two very small tears on fore-edge of pages 37 to 40 that are archivally taped. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
118 Crascredo. (Charles Simpson, illus.) MANNERS AND MANNERISMS.
Country Life, London, (1929), Ist edition. 
107 pp, 4to, HC in dust jacket. B&w and monotone illus throughout by Charles Simpson. "...is a book of foxhunting ways - and means. The ways are as fully discussed as the means - the ways in which things should be done, and other ways in which th ings are (or are not) done. Through all the book the threads of the hunting theme, grave and gay, are gathered together to weave a foxhunting whole for young, and not so young, for newcomer and expert." Pages browning lightly at edges , b o o k l i g h t l y cracked at spine in a few place, but pages are not loose and the book is clean and sound overall. Edges of boards/spine lightly browned, light edgewear. Dust jacket is quite worn, with large chips (not affecting text), pr ic e c li pp ed , c lo se d te ar s, creases and browning, water stain on spine. VG-/Poor 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
119 Creighton, Donald. THE PASSIONATE OBSERVER: SELECTED WRITINGS.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1980 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
211 pp, 9 1/4" H. "This collection is made up of short essays, some of which were previously published in 'Maclean's' and 'The Globe and Mail', covering a variety of subjects, from controversial political issues - including his famous anti-separatist polemic - to critical portraits of some of his colleagues - including such luminaries as Underhill, Forsey, and Innis. In addition, there is a scathing lament of the state of book reviewing in Canada, as well as several of his own book reviews. Creighton's incisive wit, his magnificent turn of phrase, his clarity of purpose, all pervade his writing, no matter what the subject or intent of a piece." Wrinkling at top of spine, previous owner's name on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, two small tears on rear hinge - archivally taped, light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A FOLK TALE JOURNEY THROUGH THE MARITIMES., Creighton, Helen.  Edited with an introduction by Michael Taft and Ronald Caplan.
120 Creighton, Helen. Edited with an introduction by Michael Taft and Ronald Caplan. A FOLK TALE JOURNEY THROUGH THE MARITIMES.
Wreck Cove, Cape Breton Island Breton Books 1993 1895415284 / 9781895415285 Soft Cover Very Good 
249 pp, 9" H. B&w photographs. "These are the folk tales from Dr. Helen Creighton's life journey through the Maritime Provinces, collecting songs and ghost stories and old cures - and folk tales. Helen serves as our guide, introducing us to storytellers, setting the scene of the telling - and then she lets the person tell it as they told it to her. The feel of the kitchen and the fish shed still cling to these stories. Some are long, really miraculous folk tales - miraculous in detail and in that they managed to survive. Others are the brief riddle or the tantalizing quick-telling that a folklorist can expect along the way. Helen kept it all. And read as a whole, the reality and intensity of those smaller pieces reveals their value in among the more finished, well-told tales. (This) is a Maritime treasure." Interior - crease at bottom corner of page leaf 89/90, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - slight bump at top of spine, minor rubbing, minor soft crease at top corner of rear cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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