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THREE VOICES:  THE LIVES OF MARGARET LAURENCE, GABRIELLE ROY, FREDERICK PHILIP GROVE., Hind-Smith, Joan.
101 Hind-Smith, Joan. THREE VOICES: THE LIVES OF MARGARET LAURENCE, GABRIELLE ROY, FREDERICK PHILIP GROVE.
Toronto Clarke, Irwin 1975 0772007322 / 9780772007322 First Edition Very Good Very Good 
235 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w photographs. "Drawing upon original sources as well as extensive personal interviews with Laurence, Roy and the family of Grove, the author suceeds in creating not only a lively and original discussion of their works, but a sensitive and compelling assessment of their lives as well." Very small bump at top/bottom of spine and at bottom edge of rear board. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, two very small tears archivally taped. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
INTERNATIONAL UPPER MANTLE PROJECT:  CANADIAN PROGRESS REPORT.  JUNE 1963 - JUNE 1964., Hodgson, J.H.; Morley, L.W.; Smith, C.H.
102 Hodgson, J.H.; Morley, L.W.; Smith, C.H. INTERNATIONAL UPPER MANTLE PROJECT: CANADIAN PROGRESS REPORT. JUNE 1963 - JUNE 1964.
Roger Duhamel, Ottawa, 1964. 
114 pp, 11" H, soft cover. B&w maps, formulae, tables. Contents: Introduction; Seismology; Physics of the Upper Mantle; Gravity, Geodesy, Tides and Recent Movements of the Earth's Crust; Magnetism; Theory and Computers; Drilling for Scientific Pu rposes; Petrology and Volcanism; Tectonics; Marine Geology and Geophysics; Geochemistry; Isotope Studies; Appendix - Canadian Contributions to the International Upper Mantle Project. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership m a r k s . E x t erior - very light edge wear, a few minor soiling marks, minor rubbing. Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
INTERNATIONAL UPPER MANTLE PROJECT:  CANADIAN PROGRESS REPORT.  JANUARY 1962 - JUNE 1963., Hodgson, J.H.; Morley, L.W.; Smith, C.H.; Uffen, R.J.
103 Hodgson, J.H.; Morley, L.W.; Smith, C.H.; Uffen, R.J. INTERNATIONAL UPPER MANTLE PROJECT: CANADIAN PROGRESS REPORT. JANUARY 1962 - JUNE 1963.
[Ottawa], 1963. 
84 pp, 11" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). B&w maps. Contents: Introductory; Petrology; Mineralogy; Geochemistry; Isotope Studies; Structural Studies; Meteorites; Meteorite Crater Studies; Experimental Studies; Seismology; Heat Flow; Magnetism; Gravity Studies; Appendix - Canadian Contributions to the International Upper Mantle Project. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - a few soft creases on front cover, minor browning, light browning and s o i l i n g o n rear cover, partial light cup-ring on rear cover. Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE COLOPHON.  NEW SERIES.  WINTER 1937.  VOLUME II, NUMBER 2., Hogan, Charles Beecher; Berlack, Harris; Hersholt, Jean; Ferguson, DeLancey; Silver, Rollo G.; Lewis, Sinclair; Rushmore, A.W.; Almy Robert F.; Heron, Flodden W.; Ashley-Montagu, M.F.; Hawthorne, Manning; Adams, Randolph G.; Adams, Frederick B., Jr.
104 Hogan, Charles Beecher; Berlack, Harris; Hersholt, Jean; Ferguson, DeLancey; Silver, Rollo G.; Lewis, Sinclair; Rushmore, A.W.; Almy Robert F.; Heron, Flodden W.; Ashley-Montagu, M.F.; Hawthorne, Manning; Adams, Randolph G.; Adams, Frederick B., Jr. THE COLOPHON. NEW SERIES. WINTER 1937. VOLUME II, NUMBER 2.
New York Pynson Printers 1937 Very Good No Jacket 
Pagination runs from 165 to 310. Contents: If You Must Write a Bibliography, by Charles Beecher Hogan; Lex Epistolarum, by Harris Berlack; Worlds Built on Books (use of books for Hollywood productions), by Jean Hersholt; "The Petrified Truth" (hoaxes by Mark Twain and Dan De Quille), by DeLancey Ferguson; For the Bright Particular Star (correspondence of Walt Whitman with Mary Costelloe et al.) by Rollo G. Silver; Breaking into Print, by Sinclair Lewis; Busman's Holiday (The Golden Hind Press), by A.W. Rushmore; J.N. Reynolds: A Brief Biography with Particular Reference to Poe and Symmes, by Robert F. Almy; Photographs (the libraries of George Arents, Jr., Morris L. Parrish, Jean Hersholt, Robert P. Eckert, Jr.); Lost? Stolen? Concealed? Literary Properties (thoughts on the original map from Treasure Island, the original manuscript of Seven Pillars of Wisdom, the manuscript of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland), by Flodden W. Heron; Three Unknown Portraits of Walter Savage Landor, by M.F. Ashley-Montagu; Hawthorne and "The Man of God" (Nathaniel Hawthorne and Horace Lorenzo Conolly), by Manning Hawthorne; Notes and Queries; The Crow's Nest (Advertising Announcements and Notes about Contributors), by Frederick B. Adams, Jr. Darkening to top edge of boards and top of text block, tiny light foxing marks on top of text block, minor browning on hinges. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE STORY OF THE GUN., Hogg, Ian V.
105 Hogg, Ian V. THE STORY OF THE GUN.
St. Martin's, New York, 1996. 
192 pp, large 8vo (9 15/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 031214895X Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, reproductions. "(T)races the evolution of firearms from the earliest medieval 'hand cannons' to the high technology weapons of today. From matchlock and flintlock to the caseless cartridge; from muzzle-loading to multiple-barreled machine guns; from powder and ball to the modern self-contained cartridge, every major milestone is discussed and illustrated. All t he key inventions that changed the face of warfare, and therefore of the world, are featured here and graphics used to demonstrate how they function. Every major inventor from Puckle and Ferguson, through Pauly, Colt, Mauser, Luger, Browning a n d G a rand has his place in this story and the importance of their contributions to history are highlighted." Small remainder mark on bottom of text block, tiny dint on bettom edge of boards. Dust jacket has light wrinkling along top edge - m od er at e a t top edge of rear flap, tiny dint on front hinge, very light rubbing. Near Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
OSGOODE HALL:  AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY., Honsberger, John.
106 Honsberger, John. OSGOODE HALL: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY.
Toronto Dundurn 2004 1550025139 / 9781550025132 First Edition Very Good+ Very Good+ Kenneth Jarvis, RCA, photographer. 
331 pp, square large 8vo (9 1/4" H x 9 1/4" D). B&w and colour illustrations. "Osgoode Hall is a national monument and one of Canada's architectural treasures. Of the many public buildings erected in pre-Confederation Canada, it best encapsulates the diverse stylistic forces that shaped public buildings of its era. The gated lawns, the grandly Venetian rotunda, the ornate courtroom, the portrait-lined walls, and the stained-glass windows evoke a venerable dignity to which few Canadian institutions can aspire. It has been the seat of the Law Society of Upper Canada since 1832 and of several of the Superior Courts of the province for almost as long. It has become a symbol of the legal tradition, not only in Ontario, but throughout Canada and beyond." Small gift notation on verso of free front endpaper. Dust jaclet has some very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
ADMIRALS IN COLLISION., Hough, Richard.
107 Hough, Richard. ADMIRALS IN COLLISION.
London Hamish Hamilton 1959 First Edition Very Good Very Good- 
174 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H). B&w illustrations. "On June 22nd, 1893, the British Mediterranean Fleet, the greatest naval fighting force and the most powerful weapon in the world, was on peacetime manoeuvres off Syria. The weather was fine, the sea calm, the eleven great ironclads were cruising in perfect formation at moderate speed. Then, at 3:31 p.m. the order was given from the flagship to bring the fleet, through a delicate and complex evolution, to its anchorage off Tripoli, barely three miles distant. The calamitous result of this signal was to strike horror throughout Europe and America, and to bring into disrepute the conduct, the principles of tactics and of discipline, and the fundamentals of warship design, in the Royal Navy. The author has explored deeply into the causes of this strange and obscure catastrophe that created such outrage, but was never satisfactorily explained then, and ever since has been the subject of controversy and prejudice. The incident concerned two battleships, crack men-o'-war that were hardly safe even in peace; two admirals, strongly contrasting in temperament, intelligence and authority; and a series of fluttering flags that initiated the extraordinary evolution. Richard Hough believes that the answer to the enigma must lie in the characters of these admirals, Sir George Tryon, K.C.B., and Albert Hastings Markham; the one imperious, intimidating and self-confident; the other earnest and well-intentioned, but anxious and fretful. This account of their backgrounds and service careers, which sympathetically reveals their personalities (sometimes with pungent humour) makes a story which can be read as the dual biographies of men who appear as destined for explosive fusion. The events of that sultry summer afternoon make fascinating reading for anyone interested in the sea, and in men's behaviour in crisis." Some light browning and light waviness on endpapers, faint tiny foxing marks on top of text block. Dust jacket has been price clipped, has light edge wear, tiny chips and small tears - some archivally taped, minor soiling on rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
LEADERSHIP IN CONFLICT, 1914-1918., Hughes, Matthew & Seligmann, Matthew, Editors (Brian Bond, Peter Simkins, William Philpott, J.M. Bourne, David Jordan, Annika Mombauer, Robert T. Foley, David Woodward, James F. Gentsch, Keith M. Wilson, Denise J. Poynter, Ian F.W. Beckett, Matthew Stibb
108 Hughes, Matthew & Seligmann, Matthew, Editors (Brian Bond, Peter Simkins, William Philpott, J.M. Bourne, David Jordan, Annika Mombauer, Robert T. Foley, David Woodward, James F. Gentsch, Keith M. Wilson, Denise J. Poynter, Ian F.W. Beckett, Matthew Stibb LEADERSHIP IN CONFLICT, 1914-1918.
Barnsley, South Yorkshire Leo Cooper 2000 0850527511 / 9780850527513 First Edition Very Good Very Good+ 
291 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w illustrations. "(E)xamines the often stormy relationships (of the generals and politicians of the Great War), portraying the decision-making process on both sides. Many of the individuals involved remain household names today over eighty years on: Douglas Haig, Ferdinand Foch, David Lloyd George, Woodrow Wilson and the German Kaiser, Wilhelm II. The results of their endeavours led to the now legendary carnage in Gallipoli, on the Somme, in the mud of Flanders and the frozen heights of the Alps. How did these great men conduct their relationships and decision-making? To answer this, the chapters range widely to look at the Home Front, the Western Front and America at war. They also deal with the role of royalty and sideshows such as Italy, where Britian and France came to the aid of faltering allies. In all of this, defeat or victory would be decided by the most forceful and dynamic leaders willing to listen to and accept the wisest counsel. (This book) brings together the works of distinguished authorities on this ever-fascinating period and adds significantly to our understanding of the often complex relationships at play." Minor browning to edges of textblock, two tiny edge tears with crease at top of page 139/140 - archivally taped. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
KINGSWAY PARK: TRIUMPH IN DESIGN.  AN ARCHITECTURAL STUDY OF A PLANNED COMMUNITY IN ETOBICOKE 1924-1947., Ingolfsrud, Elizabeth and Keefer, Alec.  Signed by both authors.
109 Ingolfsrud, Elizabeth and Keefer, Alec. Signed by both authors. KINGSWAY PARK: TRIUMPH IN DESIGN. AN ARCHITECTURAL STUDY OF A PLANNED COMMUNITY IN ETOBICOKE 1924-1947.
Toronto Toronto Region Architectural Conservancy 1994 0969905416 / 9780969905417 Very Good Signed by Author
82 pp, 11" H. Errata slip laid in. **SIGNED BY AUTHORS ON TITLE PAGE** Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps, reproductions. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light water stain and small crease at bottom corner of front cover, two tiny stains on rear cover, minor soiling mark on fore-edge of text block. 
Price: 80.00 USD
 
 
THE NAVAL HISTORY OF GREAT BRITAIN, FROM THE DECLARATION OF WAR BY FRANCE IN 1793 TO THE ACCESSION OF GEORGE IV.  6 VOLUME SET., James, William.
110 James, William. THE NAVAL HISTORY OF GREAT BRITAIN, FROM THE DECLARATION OF WAR BY FRANCE IN 1793 TO THE ACCESSION OF GEORGE IV. 6 VOLUME SET.
London Richard Bentley 1859 New Edition with Additions and Notes. Good 
6 volume set - 7 1/8" H, half leather (leather spines with 5 raised bands, gilt lettering/banding, leather corners), marbled paper covered boards, red speckled textblock edges. 6 b&w frontispiece portraits, 40 diagrams, 28 folding tables. After introductory information, the volumes follow a year-by-year format from the First French Revolutionary War (1792) to the Battle of Navarin (1827). Under most yearly sections there is a discussion of the British and French Fleets, Light Squadrons and Single Ships, and Colonial Expeditions. Other fleets are introduced when applicable: Spanish, Dutch, Franco-Spanish, Swedish, Russian, etc. as are sections on the West & East Indies, Africa and North & South America. Interiors - All frontispieces and title pages have areas of light toning and foxing - vol. 3 has a small light waterstain in margin of frontispiece; some preliminary pages also have scattered light foxing; most volumes have a few pages with pen and/or pencil notations of varying size in margins and some with underlining of text; some volumes have a few pages with a few scattered light foxing marks and/or small light stains; vol. II has a 1 1/2" tear/creasing at top of frontispiece gutter; vol. IV has a very small chip at the top edge of two page leaves; there are a few small corner creases on pages throughout the six volumes; most fold-out tables have additional fold creases and some have browning/creaes or very small tears at the fore-edges. Exteriors - all volumes have some rubbing on marbled boards and leather; light to moderate edge wear - more at coners; some corners have small bumps; vol. I has two small dents on fore-edge of front board; vol. VI has a 1' x 3/8' piece of marbled paper missing at bottom of front board. 
Price: 450.00 USD
 
 
PORT SYDNEY PAST., Johnson, George H.
111 Johnson, George H. PORT SYDNEY PAST.
Cheltenham, Ontario Boston Mills 1980 0919822274 / 9780919822276 First Edition Very Good+ 
64 pp, oblong (8" H x 10" D). B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. "Since 1960, (the author) has been collecting data on the history of Port Sydney (Ontario) and the surrounding area. With the help of many friends who share his interest, he now has a collection of over two hundred photographs dating from the period between 1870 and 1930. In retirement, he has had the time to search for additional material in the Ontario Archives and many other sources. This book tells the story of the Village which, for a few long-forgotten years, aspired to be the metropolis of northern Muskoka." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - tiny bump at top of spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
SHADOWS OVER INNSMOUTH., Jones, Stephen, ed. (Ramsey Campbell, Neil Gaiman, H.P. Lovecraft, Brian Lumley, Kim Newman, Nicholas Royle, Michael Marshall Smith, Brian Stableford, Brian Mooney, Peter Tremayne, David Sutton, D.F. Lewis, Guy N. Smith, Basil Copper, Jack Yeovil.)
112 Jones, Stephen, ed. (Ramsey Campbell, Neil Gaiman, H.P. Lovecraft, Brian Lumley, Kim Newman, Nicholas Royle, Michael Marshall Smith, Brian Stableford, Brian Mooney, Peter Tremayne, David Sutton, D.F. Lewis, Guy N. Smith, Basil Copper, Jack Yeovil.) SHADOWS OVER INNSMOUTH.
Victor Gollancz, London, (1997), Ist Gollancz pb printing. 
339 pp, trade paperback. ISBN 0575065729 B&w illus by Dave Carson, Martin McKenna and Jim Pitts. "Using the original novella (by H.P. Lovecraft) as inspiration, these bestselling writers depict the dreadful decline of the decaying Massachusetts s eaport since the late 1920s, through the war years, the rock 'n' roll era, the recent political upheavals in Eastern Europe, into the modern scientific age and beyond." . Interior - light waviness to bottom edge of approx. first 90 pages due t o l i g ht crimping from manufacturing process, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, soft small crease at bottom corner of rear cover. Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ARS MEDICA:  ART, MEDICINE, AND THE HUMAN CONDITION.  PRINTS, DRAWINGS, AND PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE PHILADELPHIA MUSUEM OF ART., Karp, Diane R.  (Ben Bassham, Mimi Cazort, Martha Chahroudi, Frima Fox Hofrichter, John Ittmann, Ellen Jacobowitz, Ann Percy, Kimerly Rorschach, Darrel Sewell, Aaron Sheon, Faith H. Zieske.)
113 Karp, Diane R. (Ben Bassham, Mimi Cazort, Martha Chahroudi, Frima Fox Hofrichter, John Ittmann, Ellen Jacobowitz, Ann Percy, Kimerly Rorschach, Darrel Sewell, Aaron Sheon, Faith H. Zieske.) ARS MEDICA: ART, MEDICINE, AND THE HUMAN CONDITION. PRINTS, DRAWINGS, AND PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE PHILADELPHIA MUSUEM OF ART.
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, 1985. 
231 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0812279530 Profusely illustrated in b&w and color. "In an age of laser surgery and artificial organs, it is easy to forget that many medical treatments have been successfully administered f or millennia and that previous eras also had their startling medical developments and discoveries: circulation of the blood, vaccination, anesthesia, and public sanitation, to name but a few. The more than 140 works in this volume convey a v i t a l p i cture of the history of anatomy and medicine since the fifteenth century as well as the artists' reactions to the human condition in its myriad states of health and illness, from birth to death. Arranged into four thematic sections - A na to my ; H ea le rs; Disease, Disability, and Madness; and The Cycle of Life - these images are from the Ars Medica Collection at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, which includes over 1,100 prints, drawings, photographs, and rare books. Among th e w ork s r epr es en ted ar e prints by Rembrandt, Lucas van Leyden, Durer, Hogarth, Goya, Sloan, and Rauschenberg; drawings by Batoni, Tiepolo, and West; and photography by Muybridge, Eakins, and Smith." Large Christmas gift inscription and f ain r er ased pen cil mar ks on f ree front endpaper, two small light soiling marks on half-title page, light edge wear to boards, light soiling to bottom edge of boards. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap- fold s, a fe w tin y te ars at top of spine. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
COLUMBIA., Keppel, Frederick Paul.
114 Keppel, Frederick Paul. COLUMBIA.
New York Oxford University Press 1914 First Edition Good+ Ambrose Fowler, et al, photographs. Inscribed By Author
297 pp, 7 7/8" H. Dark green cloth with gilt lettering/decoration on spine and front board, top edge gilt. Inscribed on front free endpaper: 'F.P. Keppel, with best wishes / from the author to the purchaser." Above which is written, in pencil, "GC Atkins / Columbia 1902". Part of the "American College and University Series". Ten b&w photographs, including the tissue-covered frontispiece (collated) - 4 by Ambrose Fowler, 1 by Karl Struss and 1 by August Patzig. Contents: Introductory; The Background; The University of To-day; Ways and Means; Educational Organization; Teachers and Executives; Students and Student Life; An Academic Year; Conclusion; Appendices: Statistics for 1857, 1890, 1901, 1913; Financial Summary, 1912-13; Student Enrolment; Geographical Distribution of Students, 1896, 1913; Statistics Regarding Buildings; Gifts of $50,000 and above, Class Memorials; Index. A news-paper clipping has been laid in at the front, "Dean Van Amringe on Columbia's Honor and Scholarship System.", with attendant browning to front pastedown and free endpaper. Light browing and scattered foxing on fore-edge and bottom of text block, tiny specks of color loss on boards/edges, one small slight corner bump and also at bottom of rear hinge, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, scattered tiny and small faint foxing marks on endpapers and some preliminaries, page leaves 93 to 108 have light wrinkling at fore-edge - two have a small edge tear archivally taped. 
Price: 150.00 USD
 
 
YEAST:  A PROBLEM., Kingsley, Charles.  Introduction by  Ernest Rhys.
115 Kingsley, Charles. Introduction by Ernest Rhys. YEAST: A PROBLEM.
London / New York J.M. Dent & Sons / E.P. Dutton Reprint Very Good No Jacket 
275 pp, 7" H. Deep red cloth with blind stamped emblem on front board, gilt lettering/decoration on spine, top edge brown. Pictorial endpapers, decorated title page. No date. Originally published in 1848. A novel of the early Victorian era, "Yeast" refers to the social ferment of the times. It highlights the disparity between the rural poor and the landed gentry, and particularly the hardships of the agricultural labourers. Some preliminary and some last pages of the book have very light browning, small label from bookseller on rear pastedown, very light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, minor edge wear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
LITERARY HISTORY OF CANADA:  CANADIAN LITERATURE IN ENGLISH.  SECOND EDITION.  3 VOLUME SET., Klinck, Carl F., editor.  Victor Hopwood, Fred Cogswell, Edith Fowke, Gordon Roper, Elizabeth Waterston, Roy Daniells, Desmond Pacey, Munro Beattie, Northrop Frye, George Woodcock, Claude Bissell, Henry B. Mayo, Sheila A. Egoff, Brandon Conron,  et al.
116 Klinck, Carl F., editor. Victor Hopwood, Fred Cogswell, Edith Fowke, Gordon Roper, Elizabeth Waterston, Roy Daniells, Desmond Pacey, Munro Beattie, Northrop Frye, George Woodcock, Claude Bissell, Henry B. Mayo, Sheila A. Egoff, Brandon Conron, et al. LITERARY HISTORY OF CANADA: CANADIAN LITERATURE IN ENGLISH. SECOND EDITION. 3 VOLUME SET.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1976 Second Edition. Very Good+ 
550 pp, 410 pp, 391 pp - 3 volume set - 9 1/4" H. dark blue and red cloth with gilt and dark blue lettering on spines and front boards, blue endpapers. Chapter headings include: The Voyagers; Explorers by Land (to 1867); Explorers by Sea: The West Coast; Literary Acitivy in the Maritime Provinces (1815-1880); Folktales and Folk Songs; Confederation to the First World War; Writers of Fiction (1880-1920); Canadian History and Social Sciences (1920-1960); Religious and Theological Writings (to 1960); Travel Book on Canada (1920-1960); Essays and Autobiography; Children's Literature (to 1960); Drama and Theatre; Poetry; Politics and Literature in the 1960s; Philosophical Literature; The Physical Sciences and Engineering; The Biological Sciences; Writing in the Social Sciences; Critical Theory: Some Trends, etc., etc. Some very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine of volumes One and Two, small area of minor colour loss on front board of volume One, minor corner wear on all volumes. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
117 Klinck, Carl F., general editor. Alfred G. Bailey, Claude Bissell, Roy Daniells, Northrop Frye, Desmond Pacey, editors. Victor G. Hopwood, Fred Cogswell, Munro Beattie, Gordon Roper, Elizabeth Waterston, Edith Fowke, Frank W. Watt, Michael Tait, et al. LITERARY HISTORY OF CANADA: CANADIAN LITERATURE IN ENGLISH.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1973 0802051472 / 9780802051479 Reprinted with Corrections Near Fine Very Good 
945 pp, 9 1/2" H. "This major effort of a large group of scholars working in the field of Canadian literature provides a comprehensive, up-to-date reference work on the English literary history of Canada. It will be invaluable as a source of information on authors, genres, and literary trends and influences. It is also a fascinating account, lively and well written, of the ways in which writers have over the centuries striven to record reactions to a powerful natural environment and to their society against the background of other literary traditions in English. This volume represents a positive attempt to give a history of Canada in terms of writings which deserve attention because of significant thought, form, and use of language; it also aims to contribute to criticism by offering reasons for singling out those works regarded as the best." Very minor edge wear to boards. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, slight fading to spine color, light rubbing on spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
HARVEST OF MESSERSCHMITTS:  THE CHRONICLE OF A VILLAGE AT WAR - 1940., Knight, Dennis.  Based on the diary of Mary Smith.
118 Knight, Dennis. Based on the diary of Mary Smith. HARVEST OF MESSERSCHMITTS: THE CHRONICLE OF A VILLAGE AT WAR - 1940.
London Frederick Warne 1981 0723227721 / 9780723227724 Very Good Very Good 
183 pp, large 8vo (9 11/16" H). Pictorial endpapers, b&w photographs, drawings, maps. "During the year 1940, a picturesque Kent village in the Downs behind Folkstone and Dover became virtually the epicentre of the greatest of all air conflicts: The Battle of Britain. The village is called Elham and this book is a chronicle of the events that took place there during that momentous year - in the skies above, in the streets, and in the surrounding countryside. Taking the diary of Mary Smith, the daughter of the village Postmaster - in which she briefly recorded the news headlines of the day and any local events that affected her - Dennis Knight has skilfully woven around her brief account a narrative which unfolds gradually to reveal the truly cataclysmic effect of The Battle of Britain on an innocent and peaceful community." Cigarette odour, minor browning at margin edges, very light browning to edges of textblock, small shallow bump to bottom fore-edge of both boards. Dust jacket has light browning on spine and at top edge, very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
OPERATION VICTOR SEARCH., Koster, Douglas A.
119 Koster, Douglas A. OPERATION VICTOR SEARCH.
Lavenham Terence Dalton 1979 0900963956 / 9780900963957 Very Good Very Good- Dust jacket painting by J.A. Davies. 
172 pp, large 8vo (9 1/8" H). Map endpapers. B&w photographs, maps. "On the 20th August 1959 the prototype Victor Mark 2 bomber disappeared during flight trials over the Irish Sea. The captain of a coaster bound from the Mersey to the Thames noticed a splash some eight miles away, when off the Pembrokeshire coast, reported it to Ilfracombe Radio Station and made a brief entry in the ship's log. From then on Operation Victor Search was underway. Controlled by H.M.S. Harrier it involved more than 40 ships and 4,000 men and women and was officially described as 'probably the greatest salvage operation of its type ever undertaken'. Those at sea toiled for long and arduous hours, often in the most atrocious weather, throughout a wild winter and much of the following year. When the final signal, 'Return to harbour - search complete' went out, the trawlers, backed by salvage vessels, had carried out more than 12,000 hauls and nearly 600,000 pieced of the missing Victor had been recovered. This represented 70 per cent of the aircraft and gave the Royal Aircraft Establishment, Farnborough, enough information for them to be 'reasonably satisfied' that they knew the cause of the accident." Light wrinkling at top of spine and small bump at top of rear hinge. Dust jacket has light edge wear, light rubbing, wrinkling along top edge, small closed tear at top of rear hinge - archivally taped. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
AMERICAN GUN:  A HISTORY OF THE U.S. IN TEN FIREARMS., Kyle, Chris.  With William Doyle.  Editorial contributions by Jim Defelice.  Foreword and afterword by Taya Kyle.
120 Kyle, Chris. With William Doyle. Editorial contributions by Jim Defelice. Foreword and afterword by Taya Kyle. AMERICAN GUN: A HISTORY OF THE U.S. IN TEN FIREARMS.
New York William Morrow 2013 0062242717 / 9780062242716 First Edition Very Good Very Good 
302 pp, 9 1/4" H. Pictorial endpapers, b&w illustrations. "Drawing on his unmatched firearms knowledge and combat experience, Kyle carefully chose ten guns to help tell (American history): the American long rifle, Spencer repeater, Colt. 45 revolver, Winchester rifle, Springfield 1903 rifle, Thompson submachine gun, 1911 pistol, M1 Garand, .38 Special police revolver, and the M16 rifle platform Kyle himself used as a SEAL. Through them, he revisits thrilling turning points in American history, including the single sniper shot that turned the tide of the Revolutionary War, the firearms designs that proved decisive at Gettsyburg, the 'gun that won the West', and the weapons that gave U.S. soldiers an edge in the world wars and beyond. This is also the story of how firearms innovation, creativity, and industrial genius has constantly pushed American history - and power - forward." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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