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9 GROLIER SOCIETY TITLES: MARIGOLD GARDEN / THE QUEEN OF HEARTS / A VISIT TO THE ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS / FABLES OF LA FONTAINE; PEPPER; WILD ANIMALS I HAVE KNOWN: LOBO AND BINGO; JACKANAPES; FIVE FABLES OF LA FONTAINE; SAMSON'S BREAKFAST (EMMA AND HER TIGER), Greenaway, Kate; Uncle John; Fontain, Jean de la; Pyle, Howard; Seton, Ernest Thompson; Ewing, Juliana Horatia; and Makower, Sylvia.
121 Greenaway, Kate; Uncle John; Fontain, Jean de la; Pyle, Howard; Seton, Ernest Thompson; Ewing, Juliana Horatia; and Makower, Sylvia. 9 GROLIER SOCIETY TITLES: MARIGOLD GARDEN / THE QUEEN OF HEARTS / A VISIT TO THE ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS / FABLES OF LA FONTAINE; PEPPER; WILD ANIMALS I HAVE KNOWN: LOBO AND BINGO; JACKANAPES; FIVE FABLES OF LA FONTAINE; SAMSON'S BREAKFAST (EMMA AND HER TIGER)
New York Grolier Society 1967 Very Good Kate Greenaway, Randolph Caldecott, Gustave Dore, Howard Pyle, Ernest Thompson Seton, M.B. de Monvel & Slyvia Makower. 
Nine books from a series put out by the Grolier Society in the mid 1960s, each approx. 7 5/8" H, with colour and/or b&w illustrations. 1. Marigold Garden: Pictures and Rhymes, by Kate Greenaway (T16), 61 pp, no date. 2. The Queen of Hearts & Sing a Song of Sixpence, illustrated by Randolph Caldecott (T23), 64 pp, no date. 3. A Visit to the Zoological Gardens, by Uncle John (T27), 64 pp, 1967. 4. Fables of La Fontaine, retold by Roberta Sewal, illustrated by Gustave Dore (T30), 63 pp, 1967. 5. Pepper: Seasoning for Young Folk, by Howard Pyle, edited by Roberta Sewal (T32), 63 pp, 1967. 6. Wild Animals I Have Known: Lobo and Bingo, by Ernest Thompson Seton (T34), 59 pp, 1967. 7. Jacka-napes, by Juliana Horatia Ewing, illustrated by Randolph Caldecott (T36), 61 pp, no date. 8. Five Fables by La Fontaine, by Roberta Sewal, illustrated by M.B. de Monvel (T41), 64 pp, 1967. 9. Samson's Breakfast (Emma and her Tiger), by Sylvia Makower (T64), 57 pp, 1968. Interiors - Samson's Breakfast has soft bump to bottom corner of pages, otherwise all books are clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - very light edge wear - mainly on spines, soft bump to bottom corner of Samson's Breakfast, very light rubbing on covers. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
THE SCHOOL OF FEMININITY.  A BOOK FOR AND ABOUT WOMEN AS THEY ARE INTERPRETED THROUGH FEMININE WRITERS OF YESTERDAY AND TODAY., Greene, Margaret Lawrence.
122 Greene, Margaret Lawrence. THE SCHOOL OF FEMININITY. A BOOK FOR AND ABOUT WOMEN AS THEY ARE INTERPRETED THROUGH FEMININE WRITERS OF YESTERDAY AND TODAY.
Toronto Musson 1972 0773700072 / 9780773700079 First Canadian Edition Very Good+ Very Good - 
382 pp, 8 3/4" H. 6 b&w illustrations. "As provocative and challenging as when it was first published in 1936, (this book) traces the development of female thought as reflected by the creative imagination of writers from Mary Wollstonecraft and Jane Austen to Pearl Buck and Virginia Woolf. With superb balance of reason and passion, the author probes the minds and hearts of her fellow creatures. She assesses their feeling towards their existence as women and examines their reactions to the role society expects them to fulfil." Contents: Part I. The Nineteenth-Century School of Femininity. We Wrtie as Women; Mary Wollstonecraft: Who Walked an Emotional Tight Rope; Jane Austen: Who Rode a Flirtatious Merry-Go-Round; The Bronte Sisters: Who Wrestled with Romance; George Eliot: Who Sat Like the Recording Angel and Wrote; Olive Schreiner: Who Lay Listening to the Biological Drum Beating. Part II. The Twentieth-Century School of Femininity. Little Girl Pals: Anita Loos - Dorothy Parker - Katharine Brush - Daphne du Maurie; Go-Getters: Edna Ferber - Fannie Hurst - G.B. Stern - Rose Macaulay; Matriarchs: Dorothy Canfield - Margaret Ayer Barnes - Storm Jameson - Phyllis Bentley - Phyllis Bottome - Sheila Kaye-Smith - Ruth Suckow - Evelyn Scott - Kate O'Brien; Helpmeets: Edith Wharton - Helen Grace Carlisle - Mary Borden - May Sinclair - Margaret Goldsmith - I.A.R. Wylie - Kay Boyle; Sophisticated Ladies: Ellen Glasgow - Mazo de la Roche - Margaret Kennedy - E.H. Young - E.M. Delafield - "Elizabeth" - Victoria Sackville-West; Priestesses: Pearl Buck - Radclyffe Hall - Mary Webb; Artistes: Katherine Mansfield - Willa Cather - Clemence Dane - Virginia Woolf. Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear, two small tears arcvhivally taped, light rubbing, scratch mark down front panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE MEANINGS OF BEAUTY AND THE BEAST:  A HANDBOOK., Griswold, Jerry.
123 Griswold, Jerry. THE MEANINGS OF BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: A HANDBOOK.
Broadview Press, Peterborough, Ontario, 2004. 
258 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 1551115638 Colour plates. "Using Beaumont's classic story as a touchstone, this work shows how 'Beauty and the Beast' takes on different meanings as it is analyzed by psychologists, illustrated in picture book s, adapted to the screen, and rewritten by contemporary writers. (The book) provides expert commentary on the tale and on representative critical approaches and contemporary adaptations. (It) includes a variety of original source material s a n d t w e nty-three colour illustrations. 'The Meanings of Beauty and the Beast' is for any reader who wishes to explore this classic, endlessly rich fairy tale." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very mi n or e dg e w ea r, minor rubbing, small area of delamination at bottom edge of front cover. Very Good 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
PITTSBURGH BIENNIAL.  SEPTEMBER 9 - NOVEMBER 6, 1994.  BOB BINGHAM, LOWRY BURGESS, DENNIS CHILDERS, JOANNA COMMANDAROS, AARONEL DE ROY GRUBER, THOM DROEGE, CHRISTOPHER L. FETTER, JOSEPH DANIEL FIEDLER, ANN NEAL GILLEN, TIM KAULEN, BOB LA BOBGAH, ET, Grote, Robert E., foreword.  Introduction by Murray Horne.  (John Kissick, Eleanor Heartney, Murray Horne.)
124 Grote, Robert E., foreword. Introduction by Murray Horne. (John Kissick, Eleanor Heartney, Murray Horne.) PITTSBURGH BIENNIAL. SEPTEMBER 9 - NOVEMBER 6, 1994. BOB BINGHAM, LOWRY BURGESS, DENNIS CHILDERS, JOANNA COMMANDAROS, AARONEL DE ROY GRUBER, THOM DROEGE, CHRISTOPHER L. FETTER, JOSEPH DANIEL FIEDLER, ANN NEAL GILLEN, TIM KAULEN, BOB LA BOBGAH, ET
Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1994. 
40 pp, 11" H, soft cover. Addendum laid in. Color and b&w illustrations. The catalogue of the exhibition. Artists represented: Bob Bingham; Lowry Burgess; Dennis Childers; JoAnna Commandaros; Aaronel de Roy Gruber; Thom Droege; Christopher L. F etter; Joseph Daniel Fiedler; Ann Neale Gillen; Tim Kaulen; Bob La Bobgah; Bryan Rogers; Phil Rostek; Carolyn P. Speranza; William D. Wade. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear - light at t o p / b o t t om of spine, very light rubbing - mainly on front cover. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
LA FOLLE GUERRE DE 1870., Guerin, Andre.
125 Guerin, Andre. LA FOLLE GUERRE DE 1870.
Hachette, France, 1970. 
333 pp, 8vo (8 7/8" H), hard cover (dark red coth with white lettering on spine, pictorial pastedown on front board) in clear plastic dust jacket. Integral red ribbon bookmark. Maps. Table des matieres: Bismarck et son roi; Napoleon III et ses il lusions; La depeche d'Ems et le sabre de Bourbaki; Des generaux surclasses; Gravelotte, Saint-Privat; Sedan: l'empereur prisonnier; La Republique du 4 septembre; Entre l'ennemi et l'emeute; Bazaine capitule; Gambetta, tete de la resistance; L a j o u r n ee du 31 octobre; Trochu: d'un plan a l'autre; L'echec de la grande sortie sur la Marne; Les armees de province: triple desillusion; Jules Favre negocie l'armistice; Thiers et le pacte de Bordeaux; Les preliminaires de paix; Francfort e t l es s ui te s; Et les personnages du drame que devinrent-ils? Faint erased pencil mark on front free endpaper. Dust jacket has has moderate rubbing, one large chip, five small chips, and one small tear. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
126 Guillermaz, Patricia. LA POESIE CHINOISE: DES ORIGINES A LA REVOLUTION.
Marabut Universitie, Verviers, Belquique, 1966. 
248 pp, 7 1/16" H, soft cover. Colour and b&w plates. Interior - book starting to crack at pages 44/45 and cracked at pages 106/107, previous owners chop (stamp) on first page, inside of covers are browned. Exterior - very light browning, crease and small scuff mark on spine. Good reading copy only. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE BOOK OF FAIRIES., Hague, Michael, selected and illustrated by.  (J.M. Barrie, Hans Christian Andersen, Christina Rossetti, M. Wallace-Dunlop, M. Rivett-Carnac, Charlotte-Rose Caumont de la Force, Elizabeth Grierson, Virginia Haviland, William Allingham.)
127 Hague, Michael, selected and illustrated by. (J.M. Barrie, Hans Christian Andersen, Christina Rossetti, M. Wallace-Dunlop, M. Rivett-Carnac, Charlotte-Rose Caumont de la Force, Elizabeth Grierson, Virginia Haviland, William Allingham.) THE BOOK OF FAIRIES.
HarperCollins 2000 0688108814 / 9780688108816 First Edition Very Good Very Good Michael Hague. 
125 pp, 10 1/4" H. Colour pictorial endpapers, profusely illustrated throughout in colour and b&w. "In stories, songs, and poems, fairies have lived tantalizingly close to human folk for centuries. Unpredictable and elusive, they've brought luck and done harm, while people have longed for a glimpse of their magical world. In his illustrations for this rich and varied collection, Michael Hague, one of America's most beloved painters of fantasy, create a fabled world that belongs to the fairies." Contents: 'Lock-out Time' by J.M. Barrie; 'Thumbelina' by Hans Christian Andersen; 'Goblin Market' by Christina Rossetti; 'The Flower-Babies' by M. Wallace-Dunlop and M. Rivett-Carnac; 'Fairer-than-a-Fairy' by Charlotte-Rose Caumont de la Force; 'The Goodwife's Midnight Labors' retold by Elizabeth Grierson; 'The Brownie o' Ferne-Den' retold by Virginia Haviland; 'The Fairies' by William Allingham; More about Fairies; Notes. Very small bump to three corners, minor erinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear, gift inscription on verso of free front endpaper. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, two small shallow dents on rear panel and one on the front panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
MARIANNE MOORE:  THE CAGE AND THE ANIMAL., Hall, Donald.
128 Hall, Donald. MARIANNE MOORE: THE CAGE AND THE ANIMAL.
Pegasus, New York, 1970. 
199 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "(This) is a study of the life, character, and art of one of America's finest poets....(It) accounts for every phase of Miss Moore's life, the early sources of her unusual character, the quick reco gnition and encouragement of her work by Ezra Pound, her years as a young poet in Greenwich Village where her contemporaries included Alfred Kreymborg, William Carlos Williams, H.D., and Wallace Stevens, her distinguished and controversial e d i t o r s h i p of the 'Dial', the most prestigious literary magazine of its day, her 'retirement' to Brooklyn where she continued for decades consistently to produce some of the best poems written in our time. The major part of the book, howev er , is d ev ot ed t o Miss Moore's poetry - from her first book, 'Poems', arranged for and published in 1921 by friends without her knowledge, to the 'Complete Poems' in 1967. Mr. Hall sees danger and protection as recurring preoccupations in Mi ss Mo ore 's wor k, and sh ow s how, in poem after poem, she has explored these themes, calling to her defense a wonderful array of self-sufficient animals and objects, and conjuring such bright shields as independence, courage, love, and imaginati on. T hrou gh minu te atte ntio n t o the language of the poems, he reveals Miss Moore as a poet of fantasy, distortion, and deep feeling....(This book) offers valuable new perspectives on one of the most intriguing figures in twentieth-century le tter s an d mak es acces sib le on e of the richest and most rewarding achievements of modern poetry." Minor edge wear. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, light rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE SECRET OF JALNA., Hambleton, Ronald.  (Mazo de la Roche.)
129 Hambleton, Ronald. (Mazo de la Roche.) THE SECRET OF JALNA.
Don Mills, Ontario PaperJacks 1972 0773770097 / 9780773770096 First Printing Very Good- 
175 pp. 122 b&w illustrations, including family tree. "What is the secret of Jalna? Did a house called Jalna really exist? Who was Mazo de la Roche and why did she hide her origins? What kept the Jalna stories off television for ten years after her death? Ronald Hambleton explores the mysteries surrounding Mazo de la Roche, her family, and the Whiteoaks. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear - light to moderate on spine edges, hinge creases, very faint liquid splash marks on covers. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
130 Hamilton-williams, David. THE FALL OF NAPOLEON: THE FINAL BETRAYAL.
London Brockhampton 1999 1860199852 / 9781860199851 Very Good+ Very Good+ 
352 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w plates, maps/battle plans. "This important study of the cause and effects of Napoleon's removal from power tracks the significant events in his illustrious career through to his downfall and, while doing so, charts the clandestine diplomatic intrigues linking Britain, Austria, Russia and Prussia in the quest for the Emperor's demise. Using substantial new research, (the author) questions many of the established views in Napoleonic literature to date. By disclosing hitherto secret terrorist organizations, uncovering the attempts to assassinate Napoleon, highlighting unbridled political duplicity, and demonstrating a host of previously misinterpreted signals and actions, he instigates a fresh assessment of the fall of Napoleon, new reasons to consider how much it was self-inflicted and how much it became inevitable given the combined forces - 'friend' and well as 'foe' - ranged against him. However great his military campaigns, how often he was victorious on the battle-field, Napoleon was destined to be deposed by political connivance and personal betrayal." Very small bump at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CELTIC ART IN CROSS STITCH., Hammet, Barbara.
131 Hammet, Barbara. CELTIC ART IN CROSS STITCH.
Newton Abbot David & Charles 2002 0715312138 / 9780715312131 First Edition Very Good+ Very Good+ 
112 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). Profusely illustrated with colour photographs and patterns, b&w drawings. "(Brings) the world of our Celtic ancestors within the reach of today's cross stitcher. (The author) has been inspired by a wide range of Celtic artefacts including stone-carving, illuminated manuscripts, and metalwork to bring a fresh but thoughtful approach to this enduring art form. There are more than 25 beautiful projects to choose from ranging from pot lids and cards to pictures and a firescreen. Celtic key patterns provide the inspiration for a striking black and terracotta desk set, which includes a paperweight, a notebook cover and two simple bookmarks. A needlework sewing accessory set is based on a carved stone cross, while a pair of bright and colourful cushions feature the interlaced dogs and birds that adorn the pages of the Lindisfarne Gospels. In addition, a fully charted motif library of over 50 designs will provide you with a wonderful resource of patterns that is sure to spark ideas of your own." Slight waviness to edges of textblock. Dust jacket has minor soft wrinkle on rear panel minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
A HISTORY OF THE WAR OF 1812 BETWEEN GREAT BRITAIN AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA., Hannay, James.
132 Hannay, James. A HISTORY OF THE WAR OF 1812 BETWEEN GREAT BRITAIN AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
Morang, Toronto, 1905. 
372 pp, large 8vo, hard cover (brown cloth, gold lettering), no dust jacket. B&w reproductions, maps. Contents: Causes Which Led to the War; War Declared by President Madison; General Hull Invades Canada; Surrender of Hull's Army; Battle of Queen ston Heights; On the Niagara Frontier; Failure of Dearborn's Campaign; Operations on the Detroit Frontier; The Capture of York; Fort George and Sacketts Harbour; Battle of Stoney Creek; Procter's Defeat on the Thames; Chateauguay and Chry s t l e r ' s F i e ld; The Burning of Newark; Wilkinson's Defeat at La Colle; Chipawa and Lundy's Lane; The Siege of Fort Erie; Plattsburg; The Capture of Washington. Interior - previous owners bookplate on front pastedown, very light browning to p ag es , wa vi ne s s to p reliminary pages up to page XV, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light to moderate edgewear, moderate wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, two very faint marks to front board. Gold l ett eri ng on fr ont bo ar d and sp ine very legible. VG 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
TRAFALGAR AND THE SPANISH NAVY., Harbron, John D.  Inscribed by author.
133 Harbron, John D. Inscribed by author. TRAFALGAR AND THE SPANISH NAVY.
Conway Maritime Press, London, 1988. 
178 pp, small 4to (10 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. INSCRIBED AND DATED BY AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE. ISBN 0851774776 B&w photographs, maps, reproductions, drawings, colour plates. "Contrary to popular opinion, the defeat of the Armada was not the end of the Spanish Navy as a major maritime power. Indeed it underwent a real renaissance in the eighteenth century, and at the beginning of the Napoleonic Wars was the third largest navy in the world. Its ships were well designed and superbly built, and were officered by brave and dedicated professionals, who were nowhere near as ineffective in combat as often represented. This is the first English language book to look at Spanish naval forces in the century before Trafalgar, an d p r o v i des a long overdue reassessment of the aims and achievements of the service. Following a brief overview of the factors which shaped development and the main maritime events, more detailed chapters cover Spanish warship design and const ru c ti on , an d the much-maligned officer corps, concluding with sections on the battle itself and its significance to Spain....It is illustrated throughout with contemporary plans, paintings and ship models, and will prove stimulating reading for la ym an and s pec ia list alike." Very small bump at bottom of rear hinge area. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
TIMEWARS SERIES.  1. THE IVANHOE GAMBIT. 2. TIMEKEEPER CONSPIRACY. 3. PIMPERNEL PLOT. 4. ZENDA VENDETTA. 5. NAUTILUS SANCTION. 6. KHYBER CONNECTION. 7. ARGONAUT AFFAIR. 8. DRACULA CAPER. 10. HELLFIRE REBELLION.  VOLS 1-8 & 10 OF THE SERIES.  (TIME WARS), Hawke, Simon.
134 Hawke, Simon. TIMEWARS SERIES. 1. THE IVANHOE GAMBIT. 2. TIMEKEEPER CONSPIRACY. 3. PIMPERNEL PLOT. 4. ZENDA VENDETTA. 5. NAUTILUS SANCTION. 6. KHYBER CONNECTION. 7. ARGONAUT AFFAIR. 8. DRACULA CAPER. 10. HELLFIRE REBELLION. VOLS 1-8 & 10 OF THE SERIES. (TIME WARS)
New York Ace Very Good Don Mattingly (1-5), Jim Burns (6), Jim Gurney (7), Neal McPheeters (8) & Michael Racz (10), cover art. 
Volumes 1-8 & 10 of the TimeWars Series, 6 7/8" H. The series revolves around a 27th century organization tasked with preventing time travellers from altering history. In the books, many people & events we consider fictional are real and vice versa and there are many references to famous literature and authors. 1. The Ivanhoe Gambit - 209 pp, 1984 first printing, ISBN 0441377629 - Sometimes Sergeant Major Lucas Priest wondered why he had enlisted in the U.S. Army Temporal Corps. Fighting in the Time Wars wasn't the easiest way to make a living. But a demented scheme to impersonate the King of England was threatening to change the course of history. Two army teams had already failed to intercept the madman. So Lucas and his men must clock back to the twelfth century to try and prevent an irreversible split in time." 2. The Timekeeper Conspiracy - 215 pp, 1984 second printing, ISBN 0441811361 - "Captain Lucas Priest, a seasoned veteran of the Temporal Corps, was dispatched to seventheenth century France. In the world of Cardinal Richelieu and the Three Musketeers, he must infiltrate the terrorist underground called the Timekeepers and put an end to their mad schemes forever." 3. The Pimpernel Plot - 211 pp, 1985 second printing, ISBN 0441664105 - Now Lucas is faced with the greatest challenge of his career: to readjust the events of the French Revolution and correct the blunder made by an agent of the Temporal Corps. Alex Corderro, in his first hitch in Minus Time, had caused the death of Sir Percy Blakeney, the English aristocrat who played a key role in saving French royalists from the guillotine. Someone had to impersonate Blakeney and carry out his task." 4. The Zenda Vendetta - 206 pp, 1985 first printing, ISBN 0441959156 - "In the kingdom of Ruritania, Prince Rudolf is about to be crowned king. Instead, due to the machinations of his half brother, he becomes the 'Prisoner of Zenda'. That was back in the 19th century. But history is about to repeat itself - with a twist. The Timekeepers, the terrorist underground from the 27th century, have traveled backward once again to try to sabotage the course of history." 5. The Nautilus Sanction - 196 pp, 1985 first printing, ISBN 0441565662 - "(T)he Nautilus, a Russian supersub armed with enough nuclear firepower to blow history apart at the seams, has been hijacked from the 27th century. Priest and his commandos clock back to pursue the sub, and come face-to-face with a man whose thirst for revenge is so great he would start the greatest war of all time - everywhere at once! To stop him, the Time Commandos have only the help of the Canadian fisherman, Ned Land, and a middle-aged French writer of voyages extraordinaires named Jules Verne - ." 6. The Khyber Connection - 195 pp, 1986 first printing, ISBN 04414375257 - "The year was 1897. The Khyber Pass echoed with the sounds of war. Soldiers from Britain, India, and Afghanistan were immersed in a bloody conflict. Enter the Time Commandos. Their mission: To foil a plot that has set timelines on a collision course. Only they can save the timestream from disruption - with a little help from a war correspondent named Winston Churchill - and a waterboy called Gunga Din." 7. The Argonaut Affair - 195 pp, 1987 first printing, ISBN 0441029116 - "A creature of Greek myth appears in the 27th century - proving that something is seriously wrong down the timeline! The Temporal Intelligence Agency fear an oncoming disaster of staggering proportions. Delaney, Cross, and their new partner Steiger clock back to the age of gods, monsters and heroes - into the heart of an epic quest. Lost in a legendary time and place, the future of two universes is in their hands!" 8. The Dracula Caper - 212 pp, 1988 first printing, ISBN 0441166164 - "A plague of vampires and werewolves falls on Victoria's England - but there's nothing supernatural about these creatures. They're genetically engineered monsters from the far future, dropped into the past as a devilish tactic in the Time Wars! It's a mystery more baffling than any penned by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - a cosmic riddle to stagger the imagination of the great H.G. Wells. Soon the creators of Sherlock Holmes and 'The Time Machine' join forces with the Time Commandos to combat an ageless evil which strains the very fabric of the universe!". 10. The Hellfire Revolution - 192 pp, 1990 first printing, ISBN 0441812627 - "Boston, 1765. The freedom-fighting Sons of Liberty are under attack by a Tory secret society called the Hellfire Club. The club's leader - the headless horseman - is a ghostly creature seemingly invulnerable to blades and musket balls. His plot to assassinate Sam Adams, Ben Franklin and George Washington will detroy every dream of the Thirteen Colonies - and cancel the United States of America! Can the Time Commandos wage war against a phantom? And worse yet, can they stop a cosmic catastrophe that will make the Big Band look like a firecracker?" Interiors - light toning to pages in some volumes, volume 10 has a bookstore stamp on the first page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - three volumes with very small number stamped on bottom of text block, volumes 1 to 7 have very light edge wear, volumes 8 & 10 have light edge wear; volume 8 has slight spine lean, two spine creases and two small creases on rear cover; volume 10 has spine lean, two spine creases and very light rubbing. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
A GREAT FLEET OF SHIPS:  THE CANADIAN FORTS & PARKS., Heal, S.C.
135 Heal, S.C. A GREAT FLEET OF SHIPS: THE CANADIAN FORTS & PARKS.
Vanwell, St Catharines, Ontario, 1999, first edition. 
312 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1551250233 B&w photographs, drawings, plus large fold-out plan: "General Arrangement Standard Steamer" in pocket at rear. "The era of the Canadian Forts and Parks has long since passed into history. While it lasted, it engaged a great deal of effort and capital on a scale never seen before in our country; from the men and women in the shipyards, to the crews who manned the ships, and the industrial leaders who transformed the s h i p y a r ds from very small-scale producers into world-scale shipbuilders for their day. By 1941 Canada's small shipbuilders had begun to turn out a fleet of 10,000- and 4,700-ton merchant ships which in every way were the equal of those from Br it is h an d Am erican shipyards. At the height of this great effort the Canadian yards were delivering one new ship every three days. Not only did we send to sea a large fleet of Park ships under the Canadian flag, manned by Canadian crews and ma nag ed by Ca na dia n managers, but we also bare-boat-chartered a similar size fleet of Fort sister ships for British management and operation. These Fort and Park ships were to be found in every theatre of war from 1942 on, at all times willi ng w orkh ors es of t he ocea ns, unheralded, unsung and later, like their crews, usually ignored by historians and government alike. While the postwar survivors of this fleet sailed under many flags, they did constitute an important element in reb uildi ng th e pe ace that fo llowe d. And now that Canada is no longer an owner of deep sea ships under the Canadian flag, it is timely that we remember our achievement of over fifty years ago. It was a unique undertaking that will never be repe ated i n a wo rld n ow s o diff eren t." M oderate bump at top of spine/rear hinge area. Dust jacket has very light rubbing, moderate bump/wrinkling at top of spine. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
THE CANADIAN HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION.  REPORT, 1964 OF THE ANNUAL MEETING HELD AT CHARLOTTETOWN, JUNE 10-13 OF THIS YEAR.  WITH HISTORICAL PAPERS., Heisler, John P. And Ouellet, Fernand, Editors.  Marcel Trudel, Yves F. Zoltvany, J. Mackay Hitsman, Marc La Terreur, Russel Ward, J. Hanrahan, Richard M. Saunders, C.B. O'Keefe, W.B. Hamilton, A.V. Tucker, G.S. French, Forest McDonald.
136 Heisler, John P. And Ouellet, Fernand, Editors. Marcel Trudel, Yves F. Zoltvany, J. Mackay Hitsman, Marc La Terreur, Russel Ward, J. Hanrahan, Richard M. Saunders, C.B. O'Keefe, W.B. Hamilton, A.V. Tucker, G.S. French, Forest McDonald. THE CANADIAN HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION. REPORT, 1964 OF THE ANNUAL MEETING HELD AT CHARLOTTETOWN, JUNE 10-13 OF THIS YEAR. WITH HISTORICAL PAPERS.
Ottawa Canadian Historical Association 1964 Good 
163 pp, 9 3/4" H. Contents (two articles in French marked by *): *Discours du President, par Marcel Trudel; The Problem of Western Policy under Philippe de Rigaud de Vaudreuil 1703-1725, by Yves F. Zoltvany; Military Defenders of Prince Edward Island 1775-1864, by J. Mackay Hitsman; *Correspondence Laurier - Mme Joseph Lavergne 1891-1893, par Marc La Terreur; 'Frontierism' and National Stereotypes, by Russel Ward; Cathedral Schools: The Institutional Development of Twelfth-Century Education, by J. Hanrahan; Education Against the Jesuits: A Weapon of the Enlightenment, by Richard M. Saunders; The Assembly of the Clergy and the Enlightenment 1755-1788, by C.B. O'Keefe; Constitutional and Political Reflections on the Dismissal of Lord Grenville's Ministry, by W.B. Hamilton; Politics and the Army in the Unionist Government of England 1900-1905, by A.V. Tucker; Louis Barthou and the German Question 1934, by G.S. French; Constituional Aspects of American Federalism, by Forest McDonald: Reports (of the Secretary / of the Archives Section / of the Treasurer); List of Members and Affiliated Organizations. Interior - moderate bump to top/bottom corner of text bloc, clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - bump/crease to top.bottom corner of covers, soft crease down front cover - also down free front endpaper, light edge wear, small tear at bottom of front hinge and one at bottom edge of rear cover - both repaired, creases on spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE LOVE SONGS AND HEROINES OF ROBERT BURNS., Hill, John C., Rev.  (Robert Burns.)
137 Hill, John C., Rev. (Robert Burns.) THE LOVE SONGS AND HEROINES OF ROBERT BURNS.
J.M. Dent, London, 1961, first edition. 
155 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates. "Many who sing the love songs of Robert Burns have no idea of the heroines in whose honour they were composed. Mr. Hill's book provides the necessary information, for it comprises a collection of the poet's love lyrics set in a series of pen pictures of the 'garden of girls' to whom they are addressed. The songs are thus given their proper background, and the story connected with each heroine is fully and admirably told. This identification adds greatly to the interest of the songs....The poems are annotated where Scottish expressions need definition." Small light label mark on free front endpaper, minor wrinkkling at top/bottom of spine, small bump to bottom c o r n e r o f boards, small shallow dint on fore-edge of read board, small faint stain on both boards, minor soiling. Dust jacket has light soiling, slight darkening to spine and fllap-folds, very light edge wear, light wrinkling at bottom of f la p- fo ld s, t i ny s tains along bottom rear edge. Very Good-/Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
GHOSTS OF OLD EUROPE., Holzer, Hans.
138 Holzer, Hans. GHOSTS OF OLD EUROPE.
New York Dorset 1992 0880297182 / 9780880297189 First Edition Very Good Very Good 
352 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). "(O)ffers a very different kind of tour to the armchair traveler. Wander through the haunted castles and cottages of Europe with Hans Holzer, the world's most famous psychic investigator, and explore a full range of psychic phenomena from the spirits of the British Isles to the haunts of Imperial Vienna. In England, Anne Boleyn's legendary ghost walks headless within the Tower of London; a procession of transparent monks appears in the Cathedral of Winchester, where no monks have trod since the sixteenth century; and Bloody Queen Mary still visits the four-poster bed where she slept in the dark days of 1553. At Kilkea Castle in Kildare, it is said that the Wizard Earl and his companions ride at night and will return someday from the beyond to 'put things right in Ireland'. Room No. 2 in the Hotel de l'Europe in Avignon holds a shocking surprise for the unwary guest; and in Paris, No. 3 avenue Montaigne offers a special concert of ghostly piano music from a spectral grand. Ghost occur wherever great tragedy has left an unfortunate person stranded between the next world and this one, someone who has not yet been freed from their emotional turmoil. The true accounts presented in this book are based on Dr. Holzer's personal investigations." One page leaf with two very small scollops at fore-edge. Dust jacket has very light rubbing, minor browning to inside edges. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
FRENCH CANADA AND THE ST. LAWRENCE: HISTORIC, PICTURESQUE AND DESCRIPTIVE., Hopkins, J. Castell.  Introduction by Cameron Nish.
139 Hopkins, J. Castell. Introduction by Cameron Nish. FRENCH CANADA AND THE ST. LAWRENCE: HISTORIC, PICTURESQUE AND DESCRIPTIVE.
Toronto Coles 1974 Facsimile Edition. Fine Very Good 
431 pp, 8 5/8" H. Burgundy cloth with gilt lettering/banding on spine and front board - one of the Coles Canadian Collection.B&w illustrations. A facsimile of the edition published by John Winston Co., Philadelphia, 1913 - with a new introduction for the Coles Canadiana Collection. "After establishing the physical setting of French Canada and its natural splendor, Hopkins examines and describes the types - religious, social, psychological - who were responsible for the creation of French Canada, and French Canadian society. As themes, Hopkins emphsizes the discoverers Cartier and Champlain, the explorers - fur traders Lasalle, and LaVerendrye, the roles of the Church, the martyrs, the early government administrators. Hopkins' views and sentiments reflected the philosophies of many of his contemporaries, including John A. Macdonald, Wilfrid Laurier and Sir Thomas Chapais. Despite the strong and steady current of Imperial sentiment prevailing, an incipient Canadian nationalism was emerging, fostered by the creation of national heroes, villains and saints." Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light wrinkling/rubbing at bottom of rear hinge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
140 Horn, Bernd, Colonel et Balasevicius, Tony, Major, Editeurs. Avant-propos par Colonel David Barr. LUMIERES SUR LES FORCES DE L'OMBRE: UNE PERSPECTIVE CANADIENNE SUR LES FORCES D'OPERATIONS SPECIALES.
Toronto Dundurn 2007 1550026968 / 9781550026962 First Edition Very Good+ 
339 pp, 9" H. "Les Forces d'operations speciales (SOF) n'ont jamais fait partie integrante des capacities militaires du Canada. Des unites speciales ont certes existe a certaines periodes de notre histoire, mais elles ont toujours oeuvre dans l'ombre, a la limite de la reconnaissance. Elles ont presque toujours ete marginalisees. Cependant, la tragique attaque lancee par des terroristes sur les tours jumelles du World Trade Center a New York, le 11 septembre 2001, a considerablement modifie leur image. Les SOF sont devenues depuis des forces de premier plan. Les essais qui forment cet ouvrage concernant les SOF ont ete rediges par des experts en la matiere. Pris collectivement, ils constituent un recueil exhaustif d'informations et de connaissances sur les SOF canadiennes et sur des questions et sujets qui s'y rapportent. En somme, l'ouvrage permet au lecteur d'acquerir une solide base sur la theorie, le contexte historique et l'evolution des SOF, y compris les evenements qui favorisent leur expansion." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - spine is slightly twisted, minor wear at bottom of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
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