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THE GENERALS:  THE CANADIAN ARMY'S SENIOR COMMANDERS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR., Granatstein, J.L.
161 Granatstein, J.L. THE GENERALS: THE CANADIAN ARMY'S SENIOR COMMANDERS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR.
Toronto Stoddart 1993 0773727302 / 9780773727304 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
370 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs. "It was nothing less than a miracle - the transformation of Canada's army at the beginning of the Second World War into a well-oiled fighting machine that became a significant factor in the Allied victory. But the miracle didn't just happen by itself. It was largely the result of the leadership of Canada's top military commanders. Some were great men, others were sadly flawed characters. Here, in one volume, are the stories of Canada's most important military leaders." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom od spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE WRETCHED OF CANADA:  LETTERS TO R.B. BENNETT 1930-1935., Grayson, L.M. And Bliss, Michael, editors.
162 Grayson, L.M. And Bliss, Michael, editors. THE WRETCHED OF CANADA: LETTERS TO R.B. BENNETT 1930-1935.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1971 0802018254 / 9780802018250 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
199 pp, 8 3/4" H. "These are the voices of the people who suffered most in the Great Depression of the 1930s - the prairie farmers, the unemployed workers, the old, the sick, and the very young. They lived in shacks, patched their clothes, and went to bed hungry. Their lives were bleak and still. Even the ordinary escape-hatches of the radio, the newspaper, and liquor were closed for many of them. Theirs was life at the bottom, a single-minded struggle for survival, monontonous and dreary. The editors have carefully culled 168 of the most interesting letters of the many thousands Prime Minister Bennett received during his term of office. The collection is unique in that it allows the poor to speak for themselves, bypassing the middle-class spokesmen - union leaders, social workers, radical politicians - who too often sketched the poor in their own image. These letters strip away the tawdry glamour and stupid nostalgia that somehow clouds the 1930s retrospect. They reveal how bad the thirties were for some people in Canada: worse perhaps than most of the history texts and even the survivors remember. In a vivid and very personal way this collection gives both those who lived throught the depression and those who know only the prosperity of the last few decades an inisght into the human casualties of economic upheaval." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor soiling/rubbing on rear panel, a few tiny edge chips/tears, very slight darkening to spine. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
A GUN FOR SALE:  AN ENTERTAINMENT., Greene, Graham.
163 Greene, Graham. A GUN FOR SALE: AN ENTERTAINMENT.
London William Heinemann 1961 Uniform Edition. Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good- 
243 pp, 7" H. Dark blue cloth with red title block/gilt lettering on spine. Number 6 in the Uniform Edition (with "6" on dust jacket spine). "(A)n unusual, arresting book, a curious blend of realism and fantasy, of vivid actual detail and dramatic symbolism. In bare content it is a triller - the story of a gunman who has been hired by an armament firm to kill the head of a European State. But it is not the story which is so arresting, it is the psychological background, sinister and sardonic, against which it moves and the ironic and bitter conception of society which animates it." Julian Huxley (from the dust jacket flap). Previous owner's name stamp on front/rear pastedown - hidden by dust jacket flaps, price sticker (15/- net) over original printed price (10s 6d), minor edge wear to boards, browning to edges of text block, minor wrinkling at bottom of spine, very small bump to top corner of boards. Dust jacket has very light edge wear; light browning on spine, flap-folds and edges; light rubbing/soiling on rear panel; light wrinkling at bottom of spine; tiny faint liquid mark on spine. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
DOCTOR FISCHER OF GENEVA or THE BOMB PARTY., Greene, Graham.
164 Greene, Graham. DOCTOR FISCHER OF GENEVA or THE BOMB PARTY.
London Bodley Head 1980 0370303164 / 9780370303161 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Michael Harvey, jacket design. 
140 pp, 8" H. The very wealthy Dr. Fischer gives dinner parties for his friends (referred to as the 'Toads' by his daughter), were the guests accept varying levels of humiliation for the sake of the extravagant gifts they receive at the end of the night. He claims to be doing research into the greed of the rich, but his new son-in-law is neither wealthy nor greedy and refuses to join the 'game'. Very light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, slight lean to spine, small very light water mark on top of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mostly at top rear edge, small edge tear archivally taped at top rear edge, small area of creases at bottom rear edge, minor browning on spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
IT'S A BATTLEFIELD., Greene, Graham.
165 Greene, Graham. IT'S A BATTLEFIELD.
London William Heinemann 1962 Uniform Edition. Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
234 pp, 7" H. Dark blue cloth with red title block/gilt lettering on spine. Number 3 in the Uniform Edition (with "3" on dust jacket spine). In London, Drover, a Communist bus driver, is sentenced to death for the murder of a policeman. The novel explores the motives/actions of those with an interest in the case and the possiblity of a reprieve. Previous owner's name stamp on front/rear pastedown - hidden by dust jacket flaps, minor edge wear to boards, browning to edges of text block, minor wrinkling at bottom of spine, light lean to spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling; light browning on spine, flap-folds and edges; light rubbing; tiny scratch on front panel; small soft crease on rear panel. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
LOSER TAKES ALL., Greene, Graham.
166 Greene, Graham. LOSER TAKES ALL.
London Heinemann 1963 4th Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
140 pp, 7 1/2" H. At the invitation of his wealthy employer, Dreuther, Mr. Bertram, an assistant accountant, takes his fiance, Cary, to Monte Carlo to wed. While waiting for Dreuther to meet them in his yacht, Seagull, Bertram discovers a winning system for roulette - but will his success at the tables lose him the love of his life? Previous owner's name stamp on front and rear pastedown, browning to edges of text block, one very minor corner bump. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, light browning on spine and flap-folds, and at top/bottom edges. 
Price: 35.00 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.
167 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 Hard Cover 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
 
 
168 Greenhill, Ralph. Introduction by Alan Gowans. THE FACE OF TORONTO.
Toronto Oxford University Press 1960 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
Unpaginated, 7 1/2" H. B&w photographs. "Here is a faithful, affectionate, and penetrating visual study of a Canadian city in the middle of the twentieth century. If you know Toronto (whether you love it or hate it or simply live there), you will find on every page an unexpected revelation of beauty or history or a satirical point freshly made. If you are curious about Toronto you will find here a truer impression than in any systematic documentary survey. And finally, if you value photography as an art you will prize this compact and brilliant little volume." Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, a few tiny chips, light rubbing/soiling - includes two small line indentations on rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE WELLAND CANALS; HISTORICAL RESOURCE ANALYSIS AND PRESERVATION ALTERNATIVES.  HERITAGE PLANNING STUDY 1.  2d (REV.) ED., Greenwald, Michelle; Levitt, Alan; Peebles, Elaine.
169 Greenwald, Michelle; Levitt, Alan; Peebles, Elaine. THE WELLAND CANALS; HISTORICAL RESOURCE ANALYSIS AND PRESERVATION ALTERNATIVES. HERITAGE PLANNING STUDY 1. 2d (REV.) ED.
Toronto Historical Planning and Research Branch, Ontario Ministry of Culture and Recreation 1979 0774332387 / 9780774332385 Reprint Soft Cover Very Good 
175 pp, 11 5/8" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w maps, photographs. Contents: The Problem; Objectives of this Report; Summary of Recommendations; Chronology; Historical Themes (Great Lakes - St. Lawrence Shipping Route / Evolution of the Welland Canals / The Canal and the Transportation Network / The Welland and Development of Industry / The Welland and Surrounding Communities); Historical Resources Today; Resource Analysis (Port Dalhousie / Welland Vale - St. Catharines / Second Canal - Centennial Park - Town Line / Thorold / Third Canal at the Escarpment / Summit Level / Deep Cut / Welland / Port Colborne / The Feeder); Recommendations; Three Priority Areas (Port Dalhousie / Second Canal - Centennial Park - Town Line / Third Canal at the Escaprment); Remaining Areas; Programmes; Agencies/ Appendix: Inventory. Interior - soft crease at top and bottom corners of first few pages,small ghost sticker mark at top of first page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - soft crease at top and bottom corners of front cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
RAGGEDY ANN AND THE GOLDEN BUTTERFLY., Gruelle, Johnny.
170 Gruelle, Johnny. RAGGEDY ANN AND THE GOLDEN BUTTERFLY.
Indianapolis Bobbs-Merrill 1961 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good - No Jacket Johnny Gruelle. 
95 pp, 9 1/4" H. Pictorial front cover, yellow endpapers, b&w and color illustrations throughout. Raggedy Ann and Andy, Millicent the puppydog and Uncle Unk & Auntie Aunt follow a beautiful golden butterfly on an adventure that takes them to a house that makes people invisible, a singing cow and leads to the ending of a greedy magician's magic spell. small minor wrinkle to fore-edge of pages, light lean to spine, moderate edge wear, tiny scuff on front board, minor rubbing on rear board. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
RAGGEDY ANN AND THE HOBBY HORSE., Gruelle, Johnny.
171 Gruelle, Johnny. RAGGEDY ANN AND THE HOBBY HORSE.
Indianapolis Bobbs-Merrill 1961 Hard Cover Very Good - No Jacket Worth Gruelle. 
95 pp, 9 1/4" H. Pictorial front cover, yellow endpapers, b&w and color illustrations throughout. An encounter with a Hobby Horse that escaped from a cruel magician leads Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy to strange adventures with Willywiggles, a magic boat and witches. Tiny very light stain in margin of page 37, light to moderate edge wear, one very small corner bump, light rubbing to rear board. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
RAGGEDY ANN IN THE SNOW WHITE CASTLE., Gruelle, Johnny.
172 Gruelle, Johnny. RAGGEDY ANN IN THE SNOW WHITE CASTLE.
Indianapolis Bobbs-Merrill 1960 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good - No Jacket Justin C. Gruelle. 
95 pp, 9 1/4" H. Pictorial front cover, yellow endpapers, b&w and color illustrations throughout. Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy encounter many strange folk on their journey to a Snow White Castle where they reverse a sleeping curse with the help of a magical golden ring. Small edge tear at bottom of page leaf 73/74 - archivally taped, a few page edges with a soft wrinkle(s), slight lean to spine, light to moderate edge wear, small shallow bump at top edge of rear board, a few very small rub marks on rear board. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
RENOWN AT STRATFORD:  A RECORD OF THE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL IN CANADA 1953 / TWICE HAVE THE TRUMPETS SOUNDED:  A RECORD OF THE STRAFORD SHAKESPEAREAN FESTIVAL IN CANADA 1954 / THRICE THE BRINDED CAT HATH MEW'D:  A RECORD...1955.  3 VOLUMES., Guthrie, Tyrone & Davies, Robertson.
173 Guthrie, Tyrone & Davies, Robertson. RENOWN AT STRATFORD: A RECORD OF THE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL IN CANADA 1953 / TWICE HAVE THE TRUMPETS SOUNDED: A RECORD OF THE STRAFORD SHAKESPEAREAN FESTIVAL IN CANADA 1954 / THRICE THE BRINDED CAT HATH MEW'D: A RECORD...1955. 3 VOLUMES.
Toronto Clarke, Irwin First Editions Hard Cover Very Good Good Grant Macdonald, Tanya Moiseiwitsch. 
3 volumes, detailing the first three seasons of the Stratford, Ontario, Shakespearean Festival, all first editions, each 9 1/4" H. 1. Renown at Stratford, 1953. Contents: Preface; First Shakespeare Festival at Stratford, Ontario, by Tyrone Guthrie; The Director, by Robertson Davies; The Players, by Robertson Davies. Two plays were presented: Richard III and All's Well That Ends Well, with Alec Guinness taking the roles of Richard III and The King of France. Colour illustrations by Grant Macdonald. 2. Twice Have the Trumpets Sounded, 1954. Contents: Rehearsal - A Study in Rhythm; The Taming of the Shrew; Measure for Measure; Oedipus Rex (these chapters by Robertson Davies); A Long View of the Stratford Festival, by Tyrone Guthrie. James Mason took the parts of Oedipus and of Angelo in 'Measure for Measure'. William Shatner was also part of the cast and is pictured in the role of 'Lucentio'. Colour and b&w illustrations by Grant Macdonald. 3. Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd, 1955. Contents: Julius Caesar; King Oedipus; The Merchant of Venice; A Note on Style in Acting (these chapters by Robertson Davies); Music at the Festival, by Boyd Neel; The Production of 'King Oedipus', by Tyrone Guthrie and Tanya Moiseiwitsch. Colour and b&w costume designs by Tanya Moiseiwitsch. Volume 1 has a gift inscription in ink on the front free endpaper, very light browning to edges of text block, light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Volume 2 has a gift inscription in ink on the front free endpaper, scattered faint tiny foxing marks on front endpapers and edges of text block. Volume 3 has some light browning to top of text block. Dust jackets: Volume 1. has light edge wear including one or two very tiny chips, small tear on front hinge archivally taped; moderate browning on spine, flap-folds and some edges. Volume 2 has light edge wear with some tiny chips, one small edge tear, edge wrinkling at top of front flap, light browning on rear panell and and some edges. Volume 3 has light edge wear, several edge tears - some with ceases, tiny hole on rear flap-fold, very light edge browning, light soiling on rear panel. Dust jackets are protected in mylar sleeves. 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
RENOWN AT STRATFORD:  A RECORD OF THE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL IN CANADA 1953 / TWICE HAVE THE TRUMPETS SOUNDED:  A RECORD OF THE STRAFORD SHAKESPEAREAN FESTIVAL IN CANADA 1954 / THRICE THE BRINDED CAT HATH MEW'D:  A RECORD...1955.  3 VOLUMES., Guthrie, Tyrone & Davies, Robertson.
174 Guthrie, Tyrone & Davies, Robertson. RENOWN AT STRATFORD: A RECORD OF THE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL IN CANADA 1953 / TWICE HAVE THE TRUMPETS SOUNDED: A RECORD OF THE STRAFORD SHAKESPEAREAN FESTIVAL IN CANADA 1954 / THRICE THE BRINDED CAT HATH MEW'D: A RECORD...1955. 3 VOLUMES.
Toronto Clarke, Irwin First Editions Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Grant Macdonald, Tanya Moiseiwitsch. 
3 volumes, detailing the first three seasons of the Stratford, Ontario, Shakespearean Festival, all first editions, each 9 1/4" H. 1. Renown at Stratford, 1953. Contents: Preface; First Shakespeare Festival at Stratford, Ontario, by Tyrone Guthrie; The Director, by Robertson Davies; The Players, by Robertson Davies. Two plays were presented: Richard III and All's Well That Ends Well, with Alec Guinness taking the roles of Richard III and The King of France. Colour illustrations by Grant Macdonald. 2. Twice Have the Trumpets Sounded, 1954. Contents: Rehearsal - A Study in Rhythm; The Taming of the Shrew; Measure for Measure; Oedipus Rex (these chapters by Robertson Davies); A Long View of the Stratford Festival, by Tyrone Guthrie. James Mason took the parts of Oedipus and of Angelo in 'Measure for Measure'. William Shatner was also part of the cast and is pictured in the role of 'Lucentio'. Colour and b&w illustrations by Grant Macdonald. 3. Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd, 1955. Contents: Julius Caesar; King Oedipus; The Merchant of Venice; A Note on Style in Acting (these chapters by Robertson Davies); Music at the Festival, by Boyd Neel; The Production of 'King Oedipus', by Tyrone Guthrie and Tanya Moiseiwitsch. Colour and b&w costume designs by Tanya Moiseiwitsch. Volume 1 has previous owner's name in ink on free front endpaper, very light browning to edges of text block. Volume 2 has some toning to endpapers and light browning to fore-edge and top of text block, slight toning in margins of pages. Volume 3 has some toning to endpapers. All volumes have very light edge wear and light wrinkling at top/bottom of spines. Dust jackets: Volume 1 has light edge wear and some tiny chips/tears - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light browning - mainly on spine and flap-folds. Volume 2 has very light edge wear/wrinkling; moderate browning on spine, flap-folds and some edges. Volume 3 has very light edge wear including one or two tiny chips and one small tear, light browning on spine and flap-folds. Dust jackets are protected in mylar sleeves. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
SHADOW OF THE ROCK.  THE FOURTH PAUL DEXTER STORY., Hackforth-Jones, Gilbert.
175 Hackforth-Jones, Gilbert. SHADOW OF THE ROCK. THE FOURTH PAUL DEXTER STORY.
London Hodder and Stoughton 1973 0340173971 / 9780340173978 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Tom Wardill, jacket art. 
224 pp, 8" H. "The announcement of Paul Dexter's promotion to Commander in Her Majesty's Royal Navy reached him on the first day of January 1934 after the dreariest Christmas he'd every experienced. The trouble was that after they'd given him the appointment the Navy didn't seem to be able to find anything for him to do. Eventually they sent him on a course, and it was then that he saved the life of a Rear-Admiral when their plane crashed into the sea. If he'd left him to drown life might subsequently have been easier; as it was, when he was fully recovered, young Dexter found himself posted to Gibraltar under the Rear-Admiral's command. Somebody should have warned him about Gibraltar." A series of tiny dents at top of free front endpaper (offset from front pastedown), light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small bump at bottom corners of boards. Dust jacket has light edge wear wrinkling, bump at bottom of flap-folds, very light soiling and a faint stain on rear panel, a few tiny dents on hinges. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
MEMOIRS OF AN OLD COG.  VOLUME THREE.  (VOLUME 3)., Halbert, Mabel L.
176 Halbert, Mabel L. MEMOIRS OF AN OLD COG. VOLUME THREE. (VOLUME 3).
Self-published 1986 Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket - (as issued) 
338 pp, 9 1/2" H. Blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front board. B&w photographs. The third book of a three volume autobiography by Mabel Louise Halbert (1897-1986) describing her life in Shelburne, Ontario and area. Born Mabel Louise Rayfield and previously married as Mabel Little, she begins this volume with her marriage, in 1950, to Leonard Halbert. Contents: My Life Story 1950-1982; Miscellaneous Selections; A Tribute to Shelburne; Lifetime Observations of an "Old Cog". Previous owner's name/date stamp on free front endpaper, small surface paper scuff at fore-edge of title, dedication page and three text pages (most likelty caused in trimming process), 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
MARIANNE MOORE:  THE CAGE AND THE ANIMAL., Hall, Donald.
177 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
 
 
178 Halliday, Hugh A. (Vernon C. 'Woody' Woodward.) WOODY: A FIGHTER PILOT'S ALBUM.
Toronto CANAV 1987 0969070381 / 9780969070382 1st Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
144 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w photographs, maps. "The late 1930s was a time of restlessness for many young Canadians. For some, nothing short of a trip to England and a visit to the RAF recruiter could satisfy their urge for adventure. One who followed this path was Vernon C. Woodward, a British Columbian from Victoria. (This book traces Woodward's) flying career fromTiger Moths in Scotland, then on to advanced training and out to pre-war Egypt to his first posting. (When war breaks out) the young pilots are flung against a seemingly overwhelming enemy. They do their best, flying their little biplane Gladiators. Woody records his first kill as the pace of combat accelerates daily. Soon Woody's squadron is called to Greece to face even harsher odds with an onslaught of Messerschmitts and Junkers. Woody's tally of kills grows steadily, as does that of many of his mates, but one by one he is losing his friends as the unequal struggle continues. Inevitably the British must withdraw. They make their last stand on Crete, where the situtation is hopeless from the start. Soon there is not a single airworthy Hurricane and Woody and his fellow airmen must take rifle and Tommy gun in hand to fight rugged German parachutists at close quarters. In the end, the British forces made a humilitating retreat to Egypt, where Woody again faces the enemy and records his 20th and final kill, making him one of Canada's leading aces of either world war." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear to boards, large dog-ear corner crease on page leaf 19/20 and page leaf 99/100. Dust jacket has some light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-foldsm slight wrinkling at top edge. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
WILLIAM HEATH ROBINSON., Hamilton, James.
179 Hamilton, James. WILLIAM HEATH ROBINSON.
London Pavilion 1992 1851457194 / 9781851457199 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine William Heath Robinson. 
151 pp, 12 1/8" H. B&w and colour reproductions, photographs. "In this first fully illustrated monograph of William Heath Robinson's life and work, James Hamilton makes a refreshingly new exploration of the personality of this convivial family man and deeply serious artist. Through fascinating new insights, he traces the influences on his art, the development of his uniquely individual humorous style, and the unexpected path that his career followed: the switch from landscapes to book illustration, and early success as illustrator of Poe, Cervantes and Hans Andersen; the creation of his engaging character Uncle Lubin, his cartoons for magazines, and the First World War anti-German satires which earned him an enthusiastic following. Only after he had submitted his illustrations for a 'Complete Works of Shakespeare' in 1922, promptly cancelled, did Heath Robinson turn away from literary illustration. Then came the immensely popular books on golf and railways and motoring, murals and decorations for a liner, gadgets for the Ideal Home Exhibition of 1934, and a wealth of inspired magazine and commercial work. Hamilton rounds off his account of Heath Robinson's life and career with detailed appendices, including a chronology of his life, an important discussion of his sources, comprehensive bibliographies, and lists of his exhibitions, advertising work and ephemera. Published here for the first time are examples of the recently discovered Shakespeare illustrations." Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
1. THE CRIPPLED TREE.  2. A MORTAL FLOWER.  3. BIRDLESS SUMMER., Han Suyin.  (Elizabeth K C Comber, Born Rosalie Matilda Kuanghu Chow.)
180 Han Suyin. (Elizabeth K C Comber, Born Rosalie Matilda Kuanghu Chow.) 1. THE CRIPPLED TREE. 2. A MORTAL FLOWER. 3. BIRDLESS SUMMER.
London Jonathan Cape Hard Cover 
Han Suyin (1916-2012), daughter of a Chinese father and Belgium mother, was born Rosalie Matilda Kuanghu Chow and is perhaps best known for her novel "A Many-Splendoured Thing", basis for the movie, "Love is a Many-Splendored Thing". These are the first three volumes of her autobiography, tracing her family history from 1885, then her own story up to 1948. (Two later volumes, covering the years 1949-1991 are not included here.) All are in dust jackets, have pictorial endpapers, b&w photo-graphs & map, 8 3/4" H. 1. The Crippled Tree - 461 pp, 1970 reprint, ISBN 0224610058. "Han Suyin evokes, through the life of her two families (eastern and western), a panorama of the history of China from 1885 to 1928. It contains eyewitness accounts, from family papers, of the Sino-French War, of the revolution of 1911 and of the emergence of Chiang Kai-shek." 2. A Mortal Flower - 413 pp, 1966 first edition. "(Covers) the decade from 1928 to 1938, when Chiang Kai-shek rose to power and Mao Tsetung in his mountain fastness gathered the spent remnants of an almost destroyed communist army and rebuilt it as a force. The Japanese invasion, the Long March, the Student Revolt of 1936 - all these happened in China while Hitler and Mussolini hypnotized Europe with their preparations for war." 3. Birdless Summer - 347 pp, 1968 first edition, ISBN 224614711. "The events of Chinese history between 1938 and 1948 are vividly reconstructed (here). The story of Han Suyin's unhappy marriage to a fanatical army officer is told against the background of the appalling confusion and corruption of China at that time: the Japanese invasion, the misery and squalor of the retreating Chinese, the activi-ties of Chiang Kai-shek and his 'Blueshirts', the violent prelude to revolution. (Her) narrative is not merely the affecting and extraordinary lfie of a woman of immense courage. In the way that it brings to life more powerfully than ever before the spirit and politics of China, it is a significant contribution to the history of our time." Volume 1- fading to color at edges of boards and on front hinge, very light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has minor edge wear, light edge wrinkling, two edge tears archivally taped, slight fading to spine color. Volume 2 - light fading to color on top of spine - also a tiny stain, Christmas gift inscription on front free endpaper, very light browning to edges of text block, very light edge wear, very small bump to bottom corner of front board - migrates into half the pages, minor shelf soiling on bottom of text block. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light browning on spine, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light wear at top of rear hinge and front flap, small ink stin on inside of rear flap, light rubbing. Volume 3 has very light edge wear. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has very light edge wrinkling. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
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