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A CONCISE HISTORY OF CANADIAN PAINTING.  SECOND (EXPANDED) EDITION., Reid, Dennis.
141 Reid, Dennis. A CONCISE HISTORY OF CANADIAN PAINTING. SECOND (EXPANDED) EDITION.
Toronto Oxford University Press 1988 0195406648 / 9780195406641 Second (expanded) Edition. Very Good Very Good 
418 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w and colour illustrations. "This Second Edition covers painting to 1980. A long final chapter treats a crucial fifteen years when there developed in Canada a tremendous interest in other art forms and an apparent falling off of interest in painting. In fact the cry was hear - throughout the western world - that painting was dead. It turned out, however, that this was far from true. Dennis Reid discusses the work of established artists who produced steadily in the period - including Jack Bush, Jack Chambers, Greg Curnoe, Gershon Iskowitz, John Meredith, Guido Molinari, Jack Shadbolt, and Claude Tousignant - as well as new arrivals on the scene who have since joined the ranks of leading Canadian artists. Among the more recent painters discussed are David Bolduc, John Boyle, David Craven, Paterson Ewen, Ivan Eyre, Yves Gaucher, John Hall, Ron Martin, Michael Morris, Norval Morrisseau, Christopher Pratt, Shirley Wiitasalo, and Tim Zuck. Enriched by this overview, and by many additions to the original text, (this) is the widest-ranging and most authoritiative handbook available. Lucid, interesting, and informative, it is still a pleasure to read from first to last." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very small bump on bottom edge of both boards. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THERE SHALL BE WINGS:  A HISTORY OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE., Roberts, Leslie.
142 Roberts, Leslie. THERE SHALL BE WINGS: A HISTORY OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE.
Toronto Clarke, Irwin 1959 First Edition Good- Fair 
290 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs. "Leslie Roberts begins his history of the RCAF with an account of (the first flight in Canada on Baddeck Bay in 1909). Five and one-half years later the first World War broke out and (he) records the exploits in that conflict of the Canadians who took to the air in such numbers that in 1918 they constituted more than fifty percent of the flying personnel of the RAF. He describes the protracted and painful birth of the RCAF, its struggles for survival during its early days, when to justify its existence a succession of economy-minded governments assigned it such employment as flying fire-spotting patrols, carrying out search-and-rescue and mercy missions in the North, timber cruising for the provinces and photography and mapping tasks in the high Arctic. When a second World War broke out (these airmen) passed on their accumulated knowledge and experience to the young Canadians who, with their colleagues from the other Commonwealth countries, met and turned back the challenge of Hitler's Luftwaffe and shattered the wall of his European Fortress. (Roberts includes an) account of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan; of the RCAF 's participation in the Korean conflict; its contribution to NATO and the United Nations Emergency Force; and its present status as guardian of Canada's three shorelines, and our first line of defence. (A)n excellent record of flight in Canada, and of the dedicated service of the RCAF to its country in the cause of freedom." Light to moderate creases at fore-edge of approx. pages 16 to 38 - mostly on pages 17 to 20 - with small tear archivally taped, very light soiling in margin of page 16, very light browning to top and fore-edge of textblock, slight wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight fading to top of front board. Dust jacket has moderate edge creasing and wear, several tears archivally taped, light rubbing, 1" chip and several small chips, light fading to spine color. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THERE SHALL BE WINGS:  A HISTORY OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE., Roberts, Leslie.
143 Roberts, Leslie. THERE SHALL BE WINGS: A HISTORY OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE.
Toronto Clarke, Irwin 1959 First Edition Good+ Fair 
290 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs. "Leslie Roberts begins his history of the RCAF with an account of (the first flight in Canada on Baddeck Bay in 1909). Five and one-half years later the first World War broke out and (he) records the exploits in that conflict of the Canadians who took to the air in such numbers that in 1918 they constituted more than fifty percent of the flying personnel of the RAF. He describes the protracted and painful birth of the RCAF, its struggles for survival during its early days, when to justify its existence a succession of economy-minded governments assigned it such employment as flying fire-spotting patrols, carrying out search-and-rescue and mercy missions in the North, timber cruising for the provinces and photography and mapping tasks in the high Arctic. When a second World War broke out (these airmen) passed on their accumulated knowledge and experience to the young Canadians who, with their colleagues from the other Commonwealth countries, met and turned back the challenge of Hitler's Luftwaffe and shattered the wall of his European Fortress. (Roberts includes an) account of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan; of the RCAF 's participation in the Korean conflict; its contribution to NATO and the United Nations Emergency Force; and its present status as guardian of Canada's three shorelines, and our first line of defence. (A)n excellent record of flight in Canada, and of the dedicated service of the RCAF to its country in the cause of freedom." Previous owner's name in ink on front pastedown, bump at top corner of front board - migrates lightly into first 150 pages, bump at top corner of rear board - migrates slightly into last few pages, light fading to top of spine and top of boards - also to bottom edge of spine, two very small foxing marks on front free endpaper, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, some darkening to edges of text block. Dust jacket has edge wear, creasing, tears and chips; fading to spine colour - lettering still legible; protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE RUSH FOR SPOILS:  THE COMPANY PROVINCE, 1871-1933 & PILLARS OF PROFIT:  THE COMPANY PROVINCE, 1934-1972.  2 VOLUME SET., Robin, Martin.
144 Robin, Martin. THE RUSH FOR SPOILS: THE COMPANY PROVINCE, 1871-1933 & PILLARS OF PROFIT: THE COMPANY PROVINCE, 1934-1972. 2 VOLUME SET.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1972 0771076754 / 9780771076756 First Edition Very Good Very Good 
318 pp, 351 pp, 9 1/4" H - 2 volume set. 'The Rush for Spoils' - published 1972, ISBN 0771076754. 'Pillars of Profit' - published 1973, ISBN 077107672X. B&w illustrations. "This is an extensively researched and thorough history of British Columbia that represents a new departure in the political and historical literature of the province. (The) first volume covers the years to 1933, when Conservative Premier Tolmie was replaced by the Liberal Pattullo. (The second volume covers) the stormy years of T.D. Pattullo's war on the Great Depression, the Liberal-Conservative coalition against Socialism, the reign of W.A.C. Bennett and Social Credit during twenty years of scandal and controversy and, finally, the victory of the N.D.P. under Dave Barrett in the general election of August, 1972. Dr. Robin's critical approach to the politicians, their ideologies and policies, is supported by a mass of facts that will make this well-written and entertaining study a standard reference work for years to come." The Rush for Spoils has minor wrinkle at bottom of spine and very small light stain on top of text block. Dust Jackets: 'The Rush for Spoils' has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, four small edge tears archivally taped. 'Pillars of Profit' has very light edge wear and rubbing. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
145 Rottman, Gordon L. Colour plates by Ron Volstad. US ARMY RANGERS & LRRP UNITS 1942-87. OSPREY - ELITE SERIES 13.
Osprey, London, (1989), reprint. 
64 pp, large 8vo, soft cover. The Osprey Elite series covers the history, organisation, appearance and equipment of famous fighting men of the past and present...in the same format as the popular 'Men-at-Arms' series, but with extended text and cap tions, about 50 photographs and diagrams, and 12 full-colour plates." Interior - faint browning to page edges, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edgewear/rubbing, spine flat and uncreased. V G + 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
US ARMY RANGERS & LRRP UNITS 1942-87.  OSPREY ELITE SERIES 13., Rottman, Gordon L.  Colour plates by Ron Volstad.  Editor: Martin Windrow.
146 Rottman, Gordon L. Colour plates by Ron Volstad. Editor: Martin Windrow. US ARMY RANGERS & LRRP UNITS 1942-87. OSPREY ELITE SERIES 13.
Osprey, London, 1987, first edition. 
64 pp, 9 3/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 0850457955 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, tables, 12 colour plates. Contents: Introduction; World War II: Europe; World War II: The Pacific & Asia; The Korean War; Enter the LRRP's; The 75th Rangers ; The Ranger Course; The Plates. Interior - previous owner's small stamp on inside of front cover, tiny bump to top corner of first half of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very tiny crease at top c o r n e r o f covers. Very Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE BERLIN WALL AND THE INTRA-GERMAN BORDER 1961-89.  OSPREY FORTRESS SERIES 69., Rottman, Gordon L.  Series editors: Marcus Cowper and Nikolai Bogdanovic.
147 Rottman, Gordon L. Series editors: Marcus Cowper and Nikolai Bogdanovic. THE BERLIN WALL AND THE INTRA-GERMAN BORDER 1961-89. OSPREY FORTRESS SERIES 69.
Oxford Osprey 2008 1846031931 / 9781846031939 First Edition Near Fine Chris Taylor. 
64 pp, 9 3/4" H. Colour and b&w photographs, maps, drawings. "The border between East and West Germany was closed on May 25, 1953. On August 13, 1961 crude fences and walls were erected around West Berlin: the Berlin Wall had been created. The Wall encircled West Berlin for a distance of 155km, and its barriers and surveillance systems evolved over the years into an advanced obstacle network. The Intra-German Border ran from the Baltic Sea to the Czechoslovak border for 1,381km, and was where NATO forces faced the Warsaw Pact for the 45 years of the Cold War. This book examines the international situation that led to the establishment of the Berlin Wall and the IGB, and discusses how these barrier systems were operated, and finally fell." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
148 Russell, Victor, general editor. ONTARIO'S HERITAGE: A GUIDE TO ARCHIVAL RESOURCES. VOLUME THIRTEEN. NORTHEAST ONTARIO. (SUDBURY, SAULT STE MARIE, ALGOMA, MANITOULIN, PARRY SOUND)
Cheltenham Toronto Area Archivists Group / Boston Mills Press 1980 0919822606 / 9780919822603 First Edition Very Good+ 
93 pp, 10" H. Contents: Introduction; Editorial Notes; Listings (Municipal Records / Educational Institutions / Religious Institutions / Private); Locator Index; Appendix. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light wear at bottm edge of rear cover at hinge, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
NOAH'S FOOD:  THE NEW SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERIES ABOUT THE EVENT THAT CHANGED HISTORY., Ryan, William and Pitman, Walter.
149 Ryan, William and Pitman, Walter. NOAH'S FOOD: THE NEW SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERIES ABOUT THE EVENT THAT CHANGED HISTORY.
New York Simon & Schuster 1998 0684810522 / 9780684810522 First Edition Very Good Very Good Anastasia Sotiropoulos. Maps by William Haxby. 
319 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w drawings, maps. (The authors teamed) "up with oceanographers from Bulgaria and Russia, as well as Turkey, to explore the Black Sea. Using sound waves and coring devices to probe the sea floor, they discovered clear evidence that this inland body of water had once been a vast freshwater lake lying hundreds of feet below the level of the world's rising oceans. Sophisticated dating techniques confirmed that 7,600 years ago the mounting sea had burst through the narrow Bosporus valley, and the salt water of the Mediterranean had poured into the lake with unimaginable force, racing over beaches and up rivers, destroying or chasing all life before it. The margins of the lake, which had been a unique oasis, a Garden of Eden for an advanced culture in a vast region of semidesert, became a sea of death. The people fled, never to return. The authors explore the exciting archaeological, genetic, and linguistic evidence suggesting that the flood rapidly created a human diaspora that spread as far as Western Europe, Central Asia, China, Egypt, and the Persian Gulf. They suggest that the Black Sea People could well have been the mysterious proto-Sumerians, who developed the first great civilization in Mesopotamia, the source of our own. Could the people who fled the Black Sea Flood and their descendants have preserved for thousands of years the stories that became the myths we know today? Ryan and Pitman show how illiterate story-tellers in (the 20th century) still recited tales thousands of lines in length that had been transmitted down through the ages with remarkable fidelity. So, they argue, the mythology of the Great Flood is an oral narrative, preserving the memory of a traumatic event - the great divide in human history." Very light browning to edges of boards, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, soft crease at top edge of front panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE HISTORY OF THE 51st HIGHLAND DIVISION 1939-1945., Salmond, J.B.
150 Salmond, J.B. THE HISTORY OF THE 51st HIGHLAND DIVISION 1939-1945.
William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh, 1953. 
287 pp, large 8vo (9 15/16" H), hard cover (red cloth with gold lettering on spine, gold insignia on front board) - no dust jacket. B&w photographs, reproductions, maps/battle plans. "This is the tale of an infantryman whose weapon was essentially a sword, although that sword was fixed on the end of a rifle and designated a bayonet. It is the tale of a Scottish infantryman, who was essentially a clansman with all the glorious traditions, estimable prejudices, and fortunate relatio n s h i p s o f a clansman. In this particular tale each clan was a regiment with its own chief and its own particular significance of territory. Clan jealousy and clan pride formed the separate strength of each unit, and, by their very division s, m ad e of a l l th e clans that Unity known as the 51st Highland Division...." Very light browning to pages, light cigarette odor, browning to edges of textblock, light waviness to top of textblock, light edge wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of sp ine , b oo k s lig ht ly co ck ed, a few light soiling marks on exterior. Good+ 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
ARGUMENT OF KINGS., Scannell, Vernon.  (John Bain.)
151 Scannell, Vernon. (John Bain.) ARGUMENT OF KINGS.
London Robson 1987 0860514447 / 9780860514442 First Edition Very Good+ Very Good 
254 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). "Perhaps Scannell was not well suited to army life, though his experience of it was varied: while serving with the Gordon Highlanders, he deserted 'in a forward area' in North Africa, was caught and sent to one of the harshest penal institutions, a Military Prison in Alexandria. Released on a Suspended Sentence, he took part in the D-Day landings in Normandy, was later wounded, and ended up in a military hospital near Warrington where he experienced a romantic interlude of both lyric and comic poignancy. Scannell is considered to be one of the best poets of the Second World War, and has written widely about the period in both prose and verse, yet there have been crucial aspects of his war experience he has not revealed until now. In this book, he presents himself as the young soldier John Bain (his name until he changed it in 1945) because he feels that in the forty or so years that have elapsed since these events took place, he has become someone quite other than the 21-year-old whose adventures he relates. This true story is exciting, moving and, at times, funny; and we believe it to be a unique record of important aspects of war about which little has been previously written and certainly nothing to compare with the power and originality of 'Argument of Kings'." Light wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top of spine, slight fading to colour on spine, minor rubbing, crease down rear flap. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
LONDON REVEALED: UNCOVERING LONDON'S HIDDEN HISTORY., Schuckburgh, Julian.
152 Schuckburgh, Julian. LONDON REVEALED: UNCOVERING LONDON'S HIDDEN HISTORY.
London HarperCollins 2003 0007166389 / 9780007166381 Near Fine Near Fine 
192 pp, 4to (11 5/16" H). Profusely illustrated with aerial photographs/maps. "(V)entures through all periods and all aspects of the capital's formation, development and ages of glory, combining Getmapping's high quality aerial photography with thematic and historical information. London is perhaps the most complex and multilayered city in the world. (This book) takes the portrait of London one stage further by stripping away and revealing the many layers which lie under and have contributed to the London we see today. This fascinating insight peels back the layers of 21st-century London. The forum, walls and public buildings of Roman London are shown on one spread overlain on the modern view of the capital; on another the reader can see the locations of the Jack the Ripper murders in Whitechapel; the spread of the Victorian cholera epidemics; importants sites in the Dickens novels; the theatres of Shakespeare's London, or the effects of the Blitz. With nearly 90 spreads covering a vast breadth of London subjects, (it) is a unique approach to the history of one of the world's greatest cities." Dust jacket has minor rubbing and minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 37.50 USD
 
 
OF MUD AND DREAMS:  UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO 1957-1967., Scott, James.
153 Scott, James. OF MUD AND DREAMS: UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO 1957-1967.
Toronto Ryerson Press 1967 First Edition Very Good Very Good- Inscribed
194 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w photographs. Inscribed on front free endpaper: "To Dr. Friedberg. / With my thanks for your / frank, capable, / professional service / JG Hagey." (J.G. Hagey was the first President of Waterloo University.) "This is the story of the founding and development of the University of Waterloo from the first exploratory meetings when the concept of the university took root. It tells of the original campus, which was planned on 237 acres, and the long struggle for identity which ensued. Early faculty leaders - the 'fearsome five' as they were known to their cohorts - worked at establishing a set of goals and standards for the infant institution. The author describes the development of the faculties of engineering, science and arts, as well as the school of graduate studies that followed. At last, the first graduating class emerged, setting a precedent for the thousands of students who were soon to follow." Slight toning to edges of text block, minor edge wear, one or two tiny faint foxing marks on top of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear - tiny chips at top/bottom of hinges and flap-folds, light soiling - mainly at edges, small tear at top of front flap-fold - archivally taped, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ADDRESSES DELIVERED BEFORE THE CANADIAN CLUB OF TORONTO.  VOLUME XXXV.  SEASON OF 1937-38.  (PROCEEDINGS)., Shackleton, Edward; Banting, Frederick, Sir; McMillan, Ernest, Sir; Sandwell, B.K.; Shih, Huh, Dr.; Scot, H.G., Capt.; Pickford, Alfred D., Sir; McNaughton, A.G.L., Maj. Gen.; Street, Arthur G.; Birkett, Norman; Simons, Hans, Dr.; Wilcox, Herbert; et al.
154 Shackleton, Edward; Banting, Frederick, Sir; McMillan, Ernest, Sir; Sandwell, B.K.; Shih, Huh, Dr.; Scot, H.G., Capt.; Pickford, Alfred D., Sir; McNaughton, A.G.L., Maj. Gen.; Street, Arthur G.; Birkett, Norman; Simons, Hans, Dr.; Wilcox, Herbert; et al. ADDRESSES DELIVERED BEFORE THE CANADIAN CLUB OF TORONTO. VOLUME XXXV. SEASON OF 1937-38. (PROCEEDINGS).
Toronto Warwick Bro's and Rutter 1938 Good+ No Jacket 
352 pp, 8 7/8" H, red cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front board. Addresses include: Farming in England, by Arthur G. Street; "The Rome Berlin Axis", by Dr. Hans Simons; The British Motion Picture Industry, by Mr. Herbert Wilcox and Miss Anna Neagle; The Oxford University Ellesmere Land Expedition, by Edward Shackleton; Conflicting Interest in Africa and Possible Adjustments, by Max Yergan; Experimental Cancer Research, by Sir Frederick Banting; Problems of Music in Canada, by Sir Ernest McMillan; City Traffic Planning, by Maxwell Halsey; South America Past and Present, by R.V. Le Sueur; The Future of Air Transportation in Canada, by Thomas Wayling; The National Importance of the Canadian Pulp and Paper Industry, by R.A. McInnes; The Present and Future in Eastern Asia, by Dr. Huh Shih; The Civil War in Spain, by Capt. H.G. Scott; Great Britain and the Crisis in Europe, by Prof. W.I. Jennings; The Crisis in Europe, by Count Robert Keyserlinyk; The Canadian Research Council and Industry, by Maj. Gen. A.G.L. McNaughton, India's Industries and the Empire, by Sir Alfred D. Pickford, etc. Light toning to pages, light browning to edges of text block with some dust darkening on the top and some shelf light soiling on the bottom, light wrinkling at top of spine, some light to moderate edge wear, slight sun fading on spine and on front board. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
155 Smith, Peter L. With F.G.C. Wood & S.G. Pettit. A MULTITUDE OF THE WISE: UVIC REMEMBERED.
Victoria, British Columbia Alumni Association of the University of Victoria 1993 1550580523 / 9781550580525 First Edition Very Good+ Very Good+ 
208 pp, 11 1/4" H. Colour and b&w photographs, cartoons, etc. "(T)ells the story of UVic's evolution from the tiny original Victoria College of 1903 to the modern University of Victoria (British Columbia). (An) informal and affectionate review of an unusually colourful institution, presented by a native Victorian who is an alumnus of Victoria College and a longtime faculty member at UVic. (The) narrative is enlivened with anecdotal reminiscences, and is richly illustrated with archival photographs. A primary aim has been to reveal how UVic's personality continues to be influenced by its long tradition, although greatly altered by the dramatic changes that it has undergone. The University's history is treated in detail only until 1975, a watershed year in its growth. In reflective essays, the author summarizes more recent developments." Minor wrinkle at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE FIGHTING NATION: LORD KITCHENER AND HIS ARMIES., Smithers, A.J.
156 Smithers, A.J. THE FIGHTING NATION: LORD KITCHENER AND HIS ARMIES.
Leo Cooper, London, (1994). 
208 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. "In the summer of 1914 France, by military incompetence, came near to breaking after the first shock of war...(At the same time, the British Army) was absurdly weak in numbers, under-officered and wholly without the means of expansion to anything that might be reckoned formidable in a war between great powers...(Kitchener) appeared the one man who had the ability to save the country from itself. He was 64 years old, had had surprisingly little to do with the British Army and yet appeared the only possible choice. He had raised armies before, was untainted by politics, had fought great sweeping campaigns and had always come back victorious. Ki tchener, having dutifully accepted the War Ministry for a period of three years or the duration of the war, made the unsurprising discovery that he had inherited neither army nor the means of creating one. Yet having called, in the first instance, for 100,000 volunteers, he got by the time of his death over 3,000,000..." Very small ghost sticker mark on front pastedown (under DJ flap). Dust jacket has very light rubbing, minor edge wrinkling. NF/VG+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
IN THE GREAT WHITE LAND:  A TALE OF THE ANTARCTIC OCEAN., Stables, Gordon, Dr., R.N.  Illustrations by Ambrose de Walton.
157 Stables, Gordon, Dr., R.N. Illustrations by Ambrose de Walton. IN THE GREAT WHITE LAND: A TALE OF THE ANTARCTIC OCEAN.
Blackie & Son, London, n.d. 
288 pp, 7 1/4" H, hard cover in dust jacket. Colour frontispiece and 3 b&w plates. The adventures of two boys, Charlie and Walt, who sail on the barque 'Walrus' to the Arctic and Antarctic. Browning to endpapers, very light browning to pages, lig ht browning small foxing marks and light soiling to edges of textblock, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one page with tiny edge tear, light edge wear to boards. Dust jacket several large chips, several closed tears - some archivally tape d , c r e a s e s on front panel, moderate rubbing/soiling on rear panel, light soiling on spine, crease down front flap, two tiny holes on front flap-fold. Scan shows the book without the dust jacket. Good+/Fair to Poor 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
A LEAF UPON THE SEA:  A SMALL SHIP IN THE MEDITERRANEAN, 1941-1943., Stead, Gordon W.
158 Stead, Gordon W. A LEAF UPON THE SEA: A SMALL SHIP IN THE MEDITERRANEAN, 1941-1943.
Vancouver University of British Columbia Press 1988 0774802995 / 9780774802994 First Edition Very Good Very Good- 
185 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs, maps. "The Mediterranean Sea in World War II was the scene of prolonged and violent naval warfare between the British and the Axis powers, Italy and Germany. The stories of the major squadrons and their admirals have been told, as their actions led directly to the outcomes. Here is the tale of the smallest surface ships, their officers and men who, at the very tip of British sea power in that disputed sea, played vital roles in making posible the successes of the more famous forces. It is told by one of them - a Canadian on loan to the Royal Navy - who took a leading part from the lowest ebb in British fortunes through the struggle against almost overwhelming odds to the climax of the first landings on the continent of Europe. The select 3rd Flotilla of Motor Launches - known as MLs in the United Kingdom and in Canada as 'Fairmiles' - was the first to go abroad from the British Isles and the only one sent into the eye of the storm as the larger ships were driven out. Stead recalls passages in disguise through hostile waters, successful fights with aircraft, the siege and blitz of Malta, major convoy battles, minesweeping in the forefront of the action, and the landings that drove Mussolini's Italy out of the war. He not only records specific contributions to the Allied cause unique for vessels of this type, but also gives a front-row view of the battle for the central Medi terranean." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light edge wear, previous owner's small label on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, slight fading to colour on spine and at t op of front hinge. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
A LEAF UPON THE SEA:  A SMALL SHIP IN THE MEDITERRANEAN, 1941-1943., Stead, Gordon W.
159 Stead, Gordon W. A LEAF UPON THE SEA: A SMALL SHIP IN THE MEDITERRANEAN, 1941-1943.
Vancouver University of British Columbia Press 1988 0774802995 / 9780774802994 First Edition Very Good Very Good 
185 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs, maps. "The Mediterranean Sea in World War II was the scene of prolonged and violent naval warfare between the British and the Axis powers, Italy and Germany. The stories of the major squadrons and their admirals have been told, as their actions led directly to the outcomes. Here is the tale of the smallest surface ships, their officers and men who, at the very tip of British sea power in that disputed sea, played vital roles in making posible the successes of the more famous forces. It is told by one of them - a Canadian on loan to the Royal Navy - who took a leading part from the lowest ebb in British fortunes through the struggle against almost overwhelming odds to the climax of the first landings on the continent of Europe. The select 3rd Flotilla of Motor Launches - known as MLs in the United Kingdom and in Canada as 'Fairmiles' - was the first to go abroad from the British Isles and the only one sent into the eye of the storm as the larger ships were driven out. Stead recalls passages in disguise through hostile waters, successful fights with aircraft, the siege and blitz of Malta, major convoy battles, minesweeping in the forefront of the action, and the landings that drove Mussolini's Italy out of the war. He not only records specific contributions to the Allied cause unique for vessels of this type, but also gives a front-row view of the battle for the central Medi terranean." Very light wrinkling at bottom of spine, one small corner bump, minor bump at bottom of rear board, 1" light pen mark on front free endpaper, three tiny light stains on fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket has large corner crease on front flap, light wrinkling at top of front flap - minor elsewhere, slight fading to spine color. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
DOCUMENTS RELATING TO THE GREAT AWAKENING IN NOVA SCOTIA, 1760-1791., Stewart, Gordon T., edited with introduction by.
160 Stewart, Gordon T., edited with introduction by. DOCUMENTS RELATING TO THE GREAT AWAKENING IN NOVA SCOTIA, 1760-1791.
Toronto The Champlain Society 1982 Limited Edition Very Good 
299 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H). Orange/red cloth with gilt lettering/crest on spine, top edge gilt. No. 721 of an edition of sixteen hundred and fifty printed for the Champlain Society. B&w frontispiece, map. Contents: Preface; Introduction; Documents - A Return of the Settlers with Their Stock of the Township of Yarmouth, June 1764; Letters from John Winslow to John Hancock, Chignecto, May 12, 1768; The Memorial of the Congregational Church in Cornwallis in the County of Kings County in the Province of Nova Scotia, Cornwallis, November 8, 1769; Bejamin Gerrish and Malachy Salter to the Reverend Mr. Andrew Eliot, Halifax, January 18, 1770; The Records of the Church of Jebogue in Yarmouth, Together with an Historical Account of the First Settlement of Yarmouth by the English - The First Ministering of the Word - The Erection of the First Meetinghouse - The Coming of Mr. Henry Alline and Other Preachers to Yarmouth and the Effects which Followed, etc., (1761-1762); The Rev. Mr. Henry Alline's Life &c. (1741-1784); Index. Two rub lines across bottom of text block, very light bumping to corners. light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
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