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101 Kopstein, Jack and Pearson, Ian. THE HERITAGE OF CANADIAN MILITARY MUSIC.
St Catharines, Ontario Vanwell 2002 1551250500 / 9781551250502 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
335 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4' H). B&w and color photographs. "(A)n overview of the history of military bands in Canada, including bands, marches, pipes, drums and tattoos. The authors have collected information from many sources over the years on individual bands, marches and songs, recordings, and the treasury of well-known and rare photographs featured within these pages. In addition to a history of the development of individual bands, they have included histories of the regimental marches, a song book, a chart of military band instruments, and short biographies of Canadian Directors of Music, Bandmasters and Pipe Majors." This is a new unread book. Dust jacket has very minor rubbing. Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 35.00 USD
Bramley, (Stroud, 1997). 
170 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1858337321 B&w photos, reproductions, maps. "...explores the war as it appeared to the professional and amateur war correspondents who covered it in extraordinary depth in both the Bri tish and colonial press, describing not only the pitched battles but much of the human drama of everyday campaigning from a variety of perspectives. These reports are linked together in a narrative which places them in the military, polit i c a l a n d s ocial context of the war." Fine/Fine 
Price: 17.50 USD
Ian Allan, Shepperton, 1987. 
48 pp, 11 3/16" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). ISBN 0711016798 Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour with photographs, profiles, drawings/diagrams. Contents; Preface; Getting started; Getting it together; Double trouble; A touch of colour; W hat colour?; Another touch of colour; Reproducing realism; Details and extras; References. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. Very Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
104 Law, Anthony; McNally, Edward; Hanington, Gillian; Morgan, Ian; Hunter, Linda, et al. CFB HALIFAX. INFORMATION BOOKLET.
Halifax, Nova Scotia Base Information Office, CFB Halifax Stapled in Wraps Very Good - 
79 pp, 8 7/16" H. (c1976) B&w drawings, fold-out maps/plans. "(D)esigned to provide a glimpse into the history, function, and organization of our base in the most straightforward manner possible." Contents: New Arrival?; History; Organization; Miscellany; New Civilian Employee?; Recreation and Entertainment. Interior - previous owner's name/info. in pencil on first page, gift inscription in pen on third page, notation in pen on last page, giving itinerary of visit. Exterior - light wear at top/bottom of spine, very light browning on spine and at edges of covers, two tiny and one small mark on front cover, small ink mark on top of textblock edge. 
Price: 12.50 USD
CONCORDE.  FROM THE FLIGHTDECK 5., Leney, David and Burney, Allan.
105 Leney, David and Burney, Allan. CONCORDE. FROM THE FLIGHTDECK 5.
Ian Allan, London, 1990, first edition. 
80 pp, 9 1/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 0711018960 Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - tiny tear at bottom of rear hinge, minor rubbing. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
Timberholme, Surrey, British Columbia, 1998, first edition. 
429 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1894254015 B&w illustrations. "The true story of Winnipeg born William Stephenson (known as 'Intrepid'), his career, and the secret World War II espionage organization, British Securit y Coordination, which he established in the heart of New York City. Stephenson staffed BSC with hundreds of Canadians recruited from across the country. Bill Macdonald documents Stephenson's clouded early life and unravels layers of misinformati o n from previous books and secret papers to reveal the astonishing details of the man who said: 'Nothing deceives like a document'. - Included in this volume are many interviews with former members of BSC: secretaries, cipher clerks, covert operat iv es and with former BSC agent, British author, Roald Dahl. Of special historic significance are the revelations of the Allies' communications genius, the late Benjamin de Forest Bayly, who had previously never discussed his war work. His electr oni c w izardry helped guard the Allies' top secrets, and win the Battle of the Atlantic. (This book) weaves its way through deception, treachery, war, espionage and a search for the 'real' James Bond." Slight waviness to edges of text block, very lig ht w rinkling at top/bottom of spine, previous owner's place, date and signature along with small blanked-out notation on title page. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing. Very Good/Very Go od 
Price: 25.00 USD
107 MacKenzie, David. Foreword by Pierre Berton. ARTHUR IRWIN: A BIOGRAPHY.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1993 080202632X / 9780802026323 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
323 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "From 1925 to 1950 Arthur Irwin was the driving force behind the success of 'Maclean's Magazine', first as associate editor, then managing editor, and, finally, as editor. He had strong views on what it meant to be Canadian, and under his direction 'Maclean's' was moulded into 'Canada's National Magazine', mirroring the development of Canada as an independent nation in the twentieth century. In the years before the outbreak of the Second World War, he was at the centre of the Maclean company's investigation of defence contracting, or what has become known as the 'Bren Gun Scandal'. In the 1940s Irwin actively sought out writers of talent and potential and gradually added to the magazine's staff many Canadian writers who went on to distinguished careers, including Ralph Allen, Pierre Berton, Blair Fraser, and Scott Young. After leaving 'Maclean's' in 1950, Irwin was appointed film commissioner at the National Film Board, during a time when the board's survival was in doubt because of allegations of espionage and subversion. Irwin was the man called in to deal with the NFB's 'red scare', and, afterwards, he reorganized the board and moved its operations from Ottawa to Montreal. Irwin subsequently went on to a career as a diplomat: he was appointed high commissioner in Australia, and ambassador to Brazil and Mexico. In his last professional position he was publisher of an Victoria newspaper. This book, in describing a man who was profoundly representative of his times, and whose presence in major Canadian institutions was influential, captures the mood of Irwin's period and raises important questions about the roots of present-day Canadian nationalism and cultural identity." One small corner bump. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top of rear flap-fold, minor rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
London Macdonald. 1991 0356195732 / 9780356195735 Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
465 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), B&w photographs, maps. "Jean Batten, whose sudden disappearance in Majorca in 1982 created a mystery for nearly five years, was one of the great aviation megastars of the 1930s. Her spectacular flights ranked with those of Britain's legendary Amy Johnson and America's Amelia Earhart. Yet, despite her brilliance as a pilot, she remained the least well-known of them all. For the dentist's daughter from New Zealand bu ilt an impregnable wall around her private life - which was dominated, though few ever knew it, by the shadowy Svengali figure of her mother. Drawing on secret memoirs found after (her) death and on hundreds of interviews with people who knew her, this first biography of Jean's sad and elusive life explodes the enduring myths of happiness and perfection that she created for herself. The real Jean Batten emerges as a fascinating woman, who combined bravery and ruthlessness with the stunning a nd seductive beauty she used so effectively to achieve her destiny. After her disappearance, the search for Jean during the mid-1980s went on fruitlessly for five years. But where the diplomatic initiatives of the New Zealand Government failed to find her, the determination of Ian Mackersey - and his wife Caroline - succeeded. In a major amateur detective operation they established at last in 1987 the truth about this remarkable woman's bizarre and lonely fate." Dust jacket has very minor rubbing, very minor edge wrinkling, tiny dint on front hinge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
FRIGATES OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY 1943-1974., Macpherson, Ken.  Foreword by C. Ian P. Tate.
109 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 Hard Cover 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.
110 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 Hard Cover 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
POP SONG HITS., Mancini, Henry; Dylan, Bob; Weill, Kurt; Henderson, Ray; Fain, Sammy; Kenbrovin, Jaan; Kellette, John William; Yarrow, Peter; Lipton, Leonard; Burke, Joe; Mack, Cecil; Johnson, Jimmy; Steiner, Max; Tyson, Ian; Ruby, Harry, et al.
111 Mancini, Henry; Dylan, Bob; Weill, Kurt; Henderson, Ray; Fain, Sammy; Kenbrovin, Jaan; Kellette, John William; Yarrow, Peter; Lipton, Leonard; Burke, Joe; Mack, Cecil; Johnson, Jimmy; Steiner, Max; Tyson, Ian; Ruby, Harry, et al. POP SONG HITS.
M. Witmark & Sons, New York, n.d. 
64 pp, 11 7/8" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). "Words and music chord symbols included" for 25 songs. Al-Di-La; The Birth of the Blues; Blowin' in the Wind; Charleston; Days of Wine and Roses; Dear Heart; Don't Take Your Love From Me; Don't Thin k Twice, It's All Right; For You; Four Strong Winds; The High and the Mighty; I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles; I'm Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover; Mack the Knife; My Own True Love; Pretty Baby; Puff (The Magic Dragon); A Room Without Windows; S e c r e t L o ve; Since I Fell For You; Thinking of You; Wanted; What Now My Love; When My Dream Boat Comes Home; Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart. Interior - very light browning in gutters of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ow ne rs hi p ma r ks . Exterior - light browning on covers - moderate on spine, partial tear in spine at bottom staple, minor rubbing on covers. Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
B.M.C. 1100s: MAINTENANCE, TUNING AND MODIFICATION., Marshall, David and Fraser, Ian.
112 Marshall, David and Fraser, Ian. B.M.C. 1100s: MAINTENANCE, TUNING AND MODIFICATION.
London G.T. Foulis 1967 Hard Cover Very Good Good 
176 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w photographs, drawings, diagrams. "A special handbook for owners and mechanics. Written with the private owner in mind, it is more intimate than a standard workshop manual and much easier to follow. Much of (the authors') helpful advice and many of the diagrams, specially drawn, are exclusive to this book; a glance at the list of contents indicates the detail in which the following are covered: general maintenance and rectification of common faults, overhauls to combat normal wear and tear, and modification of the power unit for improved road performance and for competition." Appendices: 1100 Production Models; General Data; Torque Wrench Settings; General Dimensions; Routine Maintenance: Wiring Diagrams. Scattered tiny foxing marks on top of text block, slight tiny bump at top corner of boards. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear, light edge wrinkling, a few tiny tears - some with creases, a few tiny chips, light rubbing, soiling on rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
LONDON BUSES 1929-1939., Martin, Gavin.
113 Martin, Gavin. LONDON BUSES 1929-1939.
Ian Allan, London, 1990. 
144 pp, 4to (11 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0711018804 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "....1929 was marked by a great leap forward in London bus design which followed the appointment of George John Rackham as Chief Engin eer at AEC. The following year saw the introduction of the Green Line coach services working across London from what were then sleepy country towns 30 or more miles distant from the fringes of the London General Omnibus Co's empire. The y e a r 1 9 3 0 also saw the first hesitant appearance of the diesel engine, quickly to be followed by the fluid flywheel, Wilson gearbox and hydraulic brakes. By the summer of 1932, a year before the formation of London Transport, some of the Ge ne ra l' s f am ou s Bl u ebird buses had these features in combination. London Transport quickly got to work replacing obsolete and non-standard buses and coaches. By the end of 1937 the General's NS type had all gone and by the summer of 1939 on ly a h and fu l of the v ehi cl es inherited from independent operators remained. The famous 10T10 type had replaced the first-generation Green Line coaches. New bus and coach designs of unorthodox layout - the TF type with the engine under the flo or, the CR ty pe with th e en gin e at the rear - were already in service. The side-engined AEC Q-type had come and gone as a production model, even though most of London Transport's 200 examples were to last until the 1950s. The incomparable RT type dou ble -de cke r whi ch w as to dom inate the London bus scene for nearly 40 years also appeared in 1939....takes the reader through these developments as they occurred, explaining their significance in language he or she will understand ." Faint ciga rett e od or, slight wavi ness t o edg es of texblock. Dust jacket has areas of light edge wrinkling. VG+/VG+ 
Price: 35.00 USD
THE BLUEBELL RAILWAY.  RAILWAY WORLD SPECIAL., Marx, Klaus; Thomas, Peter; Potter, John.
114 Marx, Klaus; Thomas, Peter; Potter, John. THE BLUEBELL RAILWAY. RAILWAY WORLD SPECIAL.
Ian Allan, Weybridge, 1988. 
56 pp, 11 3/16" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). ISBN 071101793X Profusely illustrated in b&w and color with photographs, timetables, route maps, plans. Contents: Introduction; Genesis of a railway; Serving Sussex - the years of the country bran ch line; Preservation - the first three decades; The Bluebell scene of the late 1980s; A most comprehensive collection; The people; A journey up the line; The Northern Extension; Envoi. Interior - faint cigarette odor, otherwise clean and t i g h t w i t h no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small soft bump to top corner of book. VG 
Price: 12.50 USD
Dublin Four Courts Press 1997 1851822992 / 9781851822997 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
93 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H). "The Siege of Derry (1688-9) is the key political myth in Loyalist culture. This study looks at the Siege, reconstructing the ways in which the defence of Derry has been commemorated and interpreted over the last 300 years. Celebrated by historians, artists, poets and preachers, re-enacted in anniversary demonstrations and parades, the Siege provides a unique insight into the mixture of triumphalism and insecurity that lies behind the slogan 'No Surrender!'. The story of the Siege embodies in dramatic form the series of timeless lessons regarding the relationship between Ulster Protestants and their ancestral enemies, and the book shows how each generation has emphasised or suppressed different components according to its ideological needs. At various times the emblematic events of 1688-9 have been represented as a providential deliverance from popery, the restoration of the ancient constitution, a blow struck for the rights of man, and the original act of loyalist rebellion. The memory of the Siege has been a source of discord as well as an agent of union, exposing tensions between Liberals and Conservatives, Anglicans and Presbyterians, the social elite and the common people. A fuller understanding of its role in the Loyalist imagination affirms the complexity and diversity of the Protestant tradition." Previous owner's small stamp on front paste down, small bump to bottom corner of a pprox. page 60 to end of book, tiny bump to top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, tiny closed tear on front hinge, light rubbing - faint rub lines on rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
Phillimore, Chichester, 1989. 
Unpaginated, large 8vo (9 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 085033716X Pictorial endpapers. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions. "Kingston upon Thames is a Royal Borough, one of only four in England and Wales. Seven Anglo-Saxon Kings were crowned in the town, which has been an important market and trading centre for more than a thousand years. The Royal Borough was enlarged in 1965 by the inclusion of the two former Boroughs of Malden and Coombe, and S u r b i t o n . At the beginning of the 19th century, the built-up area around the Market Place supported the traditional trades for which Kingston was famous - malting, brewing, tanning, and tallow-chandlery - while mansions with extensive pleas ur e gr ou nd s an d farms surrounded the town. The coming of the railways in 1838 and the subsequent rush for development land produced a dramatic change. Large estates were sold and built over to form the pattern of streets and houses familiar t oda y. S urb ito n and M alden and Coombe became separate authorities and churches, chapels and schools were built to serve their expanding communities. The construction of the Kingston By-Pass in 1927 encouraged further growth and the developme nt o f t he a rea into a cen tre of light industry meant that firms like the Sopwith Aviation Company grew rapidly alongside more traditional businesses. The splendid illustrations in this book, many of which come from the local history collecti on in Kin gston Her itage Ce ntre, cov er that important 150-year period in the history of all three former Boroughs, as the ancient town amid open country was transformed into the contemporary scene. The book provides a fascinating and informa tive r ecord of da ily l ife si nce Victor ian t imes, in wartime and in peace, and of the evolution of the present environment. It will be particularly welcomed by those who still remember many of the scenes and events depicted so vividly in the photogr aphs a nd by a ll who are in tere sted in the p ast of the Kingston area." Fine/Fine 
Price: 20.00 USD
HALFHYDE GOES TO WAR., McCutchan, Philip.  Dust jacket illustration by Ian Robertson.
117 McCutchan, Philip. Dust jacket illustration by Ian Robertson. HALFHYDE GOES TO WAR.
Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, 1986, first edition. 
163 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0297789317 Thirteenth novel in the "Halfhyde" series. "The ill-fated gold bullion brought by St Vincent Halfhyde to South Africa is destined to play a further part in his turbulent career. T he Boer War is dragging into a series of sieges, the British army floudering on unfamiliar terrain against the cunning of the Boer farmers to the point that even the high principles of Britain's General Buller are eroded and the gold used to b r i b e t hose that can bring a speedy end to the seemingly interminable siege of Ladysmith. Halfhyde's RNR commission is activated and, accompanied by the dull but dependable civil servant Mr Bewdley, he is ordered to embark aboard an armoured tr ai n wi th a naval gun crew to escort the gold from Cape Town to Ladysmith; but Boer attacks, unconventional transport and the misery of the extreme climate lead them and their burden into enemy hands. Through interrogation, escape and betray a l, Hal fh yde co m es face to face with single-minded and determined adversaries for whom the lure of gold is so powerful that personal gain overrides any loyalty to the cause of victory. Once back aboard the 'Glen Halladale' as prisoners, Hal fh yde and Be wdle y pl ay a w aiting game until personal considerations influence their actions too, and the fate of the stolen bullion is settled in a sudden and devastating climax at sea." Light browning in margins of pages, light browning to ed ges of te xtbl ock, minor wr ink li ng at top of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, light browning at edges and very light on spine. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
118 McEwan, Ian. THE DAYDREAMER.
Toronto Alfred A. Knopf Canada 1994 0394280733 / 9780394280738 First Canadian Edition. Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Anthony Browne. 
96 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w illustrations. "Ten-year-old Peter Fortune lives somewhere between dream and reality. Grown-ups don't understand him. No one can understand the amazing things that fill his head. His dreams bring him nothing but trouble. In these astonishing stories Peter unlocks the door to the secret world of his imaginings and invites us to step inside. 'The Daydreamer' marks Ian McEwan's debut in the children's field, although this is a work of literature which will enthral adults and children alike. These bizarre and sometimes disturbing stories are an extraordinary celebration of the imagination within every child and within every writer. Perfectly complemented by Anthony Browne's haunting illustrations these stories resonate in the memory long after the last page is turned." Minor bump at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 10.00 USD
Picton, Chippenham, 1987, first edition. 
145 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0948251123 B&w photographs, reproductions, map. "The campaign of 1895 into the interior of West Africa to capture the King of Ashanti, Premph, and senior chiefs, was led by Colonel Sir Franc is Scott. For this successful undertaking some 2,500 Ashanti Stars were awarded. Mainly unnamed and often detached from named medals in a group, this campaign star has always attracted a fairly high price but little has been written on t h e f o r c e s participating, of the march up country or the previous and subsequent medal entitlement of the participants. Written and compiled by two members of the Orders and Medals Research Society, (this book) is designed to be of interest to a l l in te re st ed in medal collecting and the research into the life of the man who earned the medal. This was the last campaign in which the British Army wore red tunics; it produced a long casualty list of dead and fever victims and was t o p rov e a tra ini ng gro und for the 129 officer, 34 of whom subsequently rose to Generals rank. Besides the complete P.R.O roll (WO/100/79) of all British and West Indian participants, often with considerable personal detail, this work contains muc h pr ev io usly unp ubl ishe d ma t erial from both officers and men as well as contemporary newspaper reports, excerpts from Regimental magazines and the official account of the expedition." Very faint cigarette odor, minor wrinkle at bottom of s pine, sl igh t wav iness to fore- edge of textblock. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling, light browning at edges. VG/VG 
Price: 35.00 USD
St. Catharines, Ontario Vanwell 1994 0920277896 / 9780920277898 First Edition Hard Cover 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
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