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ESTABLISHING A LEGACY: THE HISTORY OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN REGIMENT 1883-1953., Horn, Bernd, Colonel.  Foreword by Lieutenant-General (Retired) J.E. Vance.
161 Horn, Bernd, Colonel. Foreword by Lieutenant-General (Retired) J.E. Vance. ESTABLISHING A LEGACY: THE HISTORY OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN REGIMENT 1883-1953.
Dundurn, Toronto, 2008, first edition. 
406 pp, large 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 9781550028171 B&w photographs, maps, reproductions. "Created as an infantry school corps to train the Militia, The Royal Canadian Regiment quickly grew to serve the national interest at home and abroad. From it first operational mission in Canada's ruggest Northwest to assist in quelling the Riel Rebellion to the harsh veldt of South Africa to help defeat the Boers, Canada's oldest permanent force infantry regiment produced a legacy of courage and professionalism. This proud history was continued in the furnace of both world wars in Europe and shortly thereafter in Korea. What becomes evident is that in its first 70 turbulent years of existence, The Royal Canadian Regiment establishe d a h e ritage of honour and service to Canada, paid for in the blood, bravery, and tenacity of its members." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing. Near Fine 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
THE DIRTY THIRTIES:  CANADIANS IN THE GREAT DEPRESSION., Horne, Michiel, editor.  Edward W. Beatty, Harvey H. Black, Sir Henry Thornton, E.D. Loney, S.H. Logan, Eugene A. Forsey, R.H. Coats, H. Blair Neatby, F.R. Scott, A.C. Stewart, Angus L. Macdonald, Leonard C. Marsh, General A.G.L. McNaughton, et al.
162 Horne, Michiel, editor. Edward W. Beatty, Harvey H. Black, Sir Henry Thornton, E.D. Loney, S.H. Logan, Eugene A. Forsey, R.H. Coats, H. Blair Neatby, F.R. Scott, A.C. Stewart, Angus L. Macdonald, Leonard C. Marsh, General A.G.L. McNaughton, et al. THE DIRTY THIRTIES: CANADIANS IN THE GREAT DEPRESSION.
Copp, Clark 1972 Soft Cover Good+ 
728 pp, 8 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. "How did people live through the Depression of the 1930s? (T)he Depression irrevocably altered the attitudes of those who endured it, and consequently has subtly shaped the life styles of their children. This fascinating collection contains accounts from various classes - farmers, fishermen, industrial and extractive workers, white collar workers, members of the professions, independent proprietors, rentiers, managers - and those who belonged only to the vast mass of unemployed. Personal histories are nicely balanced by comments from academic writers, from journalists, social workers, policemen, the clergy, and from politicians and others who offered a bewildering selection of 'cures'. The final section of the book presents the reminiscences of several well-known Canadians." Interior - light toning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light browning to edgers of text block, three varying size creases at bottom corner of rear cover, two tiny corner creases on front cover, light edge wear - mainly on spine, two faint creases on spine, light rubbing - mainly on spine. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
163 Horwood, Harold JOEY. THE LIFE AND POLITICAL TIMES OF JOEY SMALLWOOD.
Toronto Stoddart 1989 0773722939 / 9780773722934 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
348 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "(T)he first complete portrait of Joey Smallwood - the most loved, feared and hated of Newfoundlanders who, through a singular will, not only changed his country's history but also held political power continuously, almost unchallenged, for twenty-one years and eight months. Smallwood was a man who, in his time, played many parts: a union organizer who became a strike breaker, a journalist who carried on a running battle with the press, a self-proclaimed socialist whose private friends included the right-wing premier of Quebec Maurice Duplessis, the Portuguese dictator Antonio Salazar, and the most controversial president of the United States, Richard Nixon. He trusted no one and believed that the only way to get somewhere was to take the wheel himself. It was this singleness of mind and purpose that saw him through two bitter and hard-fought constitutional campaigns that would see Newfoundland enter Confederation as our tenth province. Horwood cuts through the hype and half-truths, the anecdotes and legend, to get at the man and his times." Very minor wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top of front hinge area, minor rubbing, faint water mark at top inside of front hinge area. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
AMPLE MANSIONS:  THE VICEREGAL RESIDENCES OF THE CANADIAN PROVINCES., Hubbard, R.H.  Foreword by Her Excellency, Jeanne Sauve.
164 Hubbard, R.H. Foreword by Her Excellency, Jeanne Sauve. AMPLE MANSIONS: THE VICEREGAL RESIDENCES OF THE CANADIAN PROVINCES.
Ottawa University of Ottawa Pres 1989 0776602772 / 9780776602776 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ 
237 pp, oblong (9 1/4" H x 12 1/4" D). Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, repro-ductions. "The viceregal residences of the Canadian provinces mirror the idiosyncrasies of their inhabitants, and the tastes and talents of the architects, builders, gardeners, furniture makers and decorators who created them. In 'Ample Mansions' you will see the finest - and sometimes the worst - of Canadian style. There's no shortage of pomp in our viceregal history, but Dr. Hubbard's scholarly and sprightly text goes behind the scenes too, where there's plenty of room for rot and mildew, plugged drains and erratic staff. There are ample mansions crumbling from neglect, ample mansions consumed in conflagrations, ample mansions falling victim to political spats - and ample mansions rising in new splendour." Fine book. Dust jacket has three small areas of minor rubbing on rear panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
HOW EDWARD SAVED ST. GEORGE., Huddy, Delia.  Illustrated by Dorothy & Douglas Hall.
165 Huddy, Delia. Illustrated by Dorothy & Douglas Hall. HOW EDWARD SAVED ST. GEORGE.
Delacorte, New York, (1966), first American edition. 
Unpaginated, large 8vo (9 3/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated in black, white and red. "Edward lived on a street called St. George's Gardens, although not a blade of grass nor a flower grew there. But there was a green park at the top of the street, and Edward went there often. He especially liked the Park Keeper's dump, with its collection of strange junk - twirly park benches, old-fashioned lampposts, ornamental horse troughs and hundreds of other things wonderful to look at. One day an enormous crate appeared. With the help of his friends, Edward discovered the contents of the crate and devised a clever plan to save it from the junk heap." Light edge wear and at corners and top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, small chips and tears - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, slight browning to edges, small closed tear on rear hinge. VG/VG- 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
166 Hunt, Peter, editor. Associate editors: Dennis Butts, Ethel Heins, Margaret Kinnell, Tony Watkins. With Gillian Avery, Anne Scott MacLeod, Julia Briggs, Zena Sutherland, Peter Hollindale, Michael Stone, Roderick McGillis & Beth Gilderdale. CHILDREN'S LITERATURE: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY.
Oxford Oxford University Press 1995 0192123203 / 9780192123206 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good 
378 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H). Pictorial endpapers, many b&w and color photographs and reproductions. "(T)races the history of children's books in Britain, the USA, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand from the very first printed books through to the present day. (This book) takes 'children's literature' to mean books designed for children as well as books for childhood, and so embraces everything from religious tracts to multi-media comics, from the 'classic' to the unashamedly popular. Written by leading experts, this survey shows that children's literature reflects how childhood has been defined, controlled, and appreciated at different times. It reveals how adults have explored questions of power, entertainment, sexuality, and equality through their writing for children, and demonstrates how the borders between what is adult and what children's fiction are routinely blurred. A series of chronological chapters charts the 'history' which begins in the sixteenth century with grammars and ABCs. We move from books of instruction through to fables and fantasies in the eighteenth century, from reward books and romance to school stories in the nineteenth, and on to comics, colour picture-books, and science fiction in (the twentieth century). Throughout the text, books, authors, illustrators, publishers, and children readers are discussed within their wider social, political, and economic environment. Richly illustrated in black and white and colour, and with a section on further reading, a full index, and a chronology which places books for children in their literary and political context, this is a fascinating study which will delight all readers, young and old." Dust jacket has minor edge wear and light edge wrinkling; tiny dent on front hinge; slight fading to color on front panel, spine, top edge and flap-folds. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
KINGSWAY PARK: TRIUMPH IN DESIGN.  AN ARCHITECTURAL STUDY OF A PLANNED COMMUNITY IN ETOBICOKE 1924-1947., Ingolfsrud, Elizabeth and Keefer, Alec.  Signed by both authors.
167 Ingolfsrud, Elizabeth and Keefer, Alec. Signed by both authors. KINGSWAY PARK: TRIUMPH IN DESIGN. AN ARCHITECTURAL STUDY OF A PLANNED COMMUNITY IN ETOBICOKE 1924-1947.
Toronto Toronto Region Architectural Conservancy 1994 0969905416 / 9780969905417 Soft Cover Very Good Signed by Author
82 pp, 11" H. Errata slip laid in. **SIGNED BY AUTHORS ON TITLE PAGE** Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps, reproductions. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light water stain and small crease at bottom corner of front cover, two tiny stains on rear cover, minor soiling mark on fore-edge of text block. 
Price: 80.00 USD
 
 
THE GREAT BADGE COLLECTION OF THE REGIMENTS AND CORPS OF THE CANADIAN ARMY.  VOLUME I., Irwin, Arthur Bruce.  Foreword by General J.A. Dextraze.  Introduction by Colonel  N.A. Buckingham.
168 Irwin, Arthur Bruce. Foreword by General J.A. Dextraze. Introduction by Colonel N.A. Buckingham. THE GREAT BADGE COLLECTION OF THE REGIMENTS AND CORPS OF THE CANADIAN ARMY. VOLUME I.
Scarborough, Ontario Military Badge Collections Inc. 1973 Heavy Card Good 
Three folding boards (12 1/2" H x 11" W), housing 60 facsimile cap badges of Canadian Army Regiments and Corps. The centre section contains stapled booklet (glued to the board by rear cover) with a foreword and introduction, followed by short histories of the Regiments/Corps - unpaginated (24 pp including both covers) - with b&w and colour illustrations, including centrefold showing badges included in Volume II). "This present volume, which is concerned exclusively with Armoured and Infantry Regiments contains replica badges of 60 units which were involved as a whole in active combat during the Second World War. (They) have been arranged in rows of five in order of precedence starting at the top row and reading from left to right. Although many of the Regiments and Corps whose badges appear here have either been amalgamated with other units or disbanded entirely, their badges have been accorded the precedence to which they would be entitled were they in existence." The badges included are: The Royal Canadian Dragoons; Lord Strathcona's Horse; 8th Canadian Hussars; The Governor General's Horse Guards; 4th Princess Louise Dragoon Guards; The Ontario Regiment; Sherbrooke Fusilier Regiment; Le Regiment de Trois-Rivieres; 1st Hussars; 17th Duke of York's Royal Canadian Hussars; The British Columbia Regiment; 12th Manitoba Dragoons; South Alberta Regiment; 8th. (Reserve) Reconnaissance Regiment (14th. Canadian Hussars); Calgary Regiment; The British Columbia Dragoons; The Fort Garry Horse; The Royal Canadian Regiment; Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry; Royal 22e Regiment; Governor General's Foot Guards; The Canadian Grenadier Guards; The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada; The Black Watch of Canada; The Royal Rifles of Canada; The Royal Regiment of Canada; The Royal Hamilton Light Infantry; The Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment; The Lincoln and Welland Regiment; Perth Regiment; The Highland Light Infantry of Canada; Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders; Le Regiment de la Chaudiere; Les Fusiliers Mont-Royal; The Princess Louise Fusiliers; Carleton and York Regiment; South Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment; The West Nova Scotia Regiment; North Nova Scotia Highlanders; Cape Breton Highlanders; Le Regiment de Maisonneuve; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa; The Royal Winnipeg Rifles; The Essex and Kent Scottish; 48th Highlanders of Canada; The Algonquin Regiment; The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada; Lake Superior Regiment; Saskatoon Light Infantry; The Regina Rifle Regiment; The South Saskatchewan Regiment; The Loyal Edmonton Regiment; The Winnipeg Grenadiers; The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada; The Westminster Regiment; The Calgary Highlanders; The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada; The Canadian Scottish Regiment; The Irish Regiment of Canada; The Toronto Scottish Regiment. **Volume I Only.** Very light browning in margins of pages, small corner crease on front cover, text block is loose in covers as staple have become detached. fron covers. Folding boards have browning to edges and surfaces, moderate external edge wear, an area of scuffing at top inside of front board, several very small scuffs and two small dents on inside folded board. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
169 Jack, Donald. Forewords by Pierre Berton and Martin M. Hoffman, M.D. ROGUES, REBELS, AND GENIUSES: THE STORY OF CANADIAN MEDICINE.
Toronto Doubleday Canada 1981 0385155751 / 9780385155755 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
662 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "(A) lively and absorbing account of more than 400 years of medicine in Canada, from the Indian shamans to the present day. Canadian doctors have made an enormous contribution to world medicine - their achievements range from the discovery of insulin to the development of the cobalt bomb. And the famouse names are here: Grenfell, Archibald, Osler, Bethune, Penfield, Selye, Banting. But, as Pierre Berton points out in his foreword, (this) is 'more than a history of Canadian medicine: in a curious way it is also a history of the Canadian nation. In his monumental examination of the place of doctors in our history, Donald Jack makes it clear that since Cartier's day medical men have been bound up in the development of the country - not only as practitioners but also as politicians, explorers, gadflies, soldiers, community leaders.' The author brings to his subject not only a depth of research but a novelist's eye for the dramatic, the humorous, and the eccentric. The medical men and women who appear in these pages, 'in their furs and shirtsleeves, bloodstained frock coats and sterilzed gowns, tell an intensely personal story of triumphant response to challenge; triumphant not least because their lives affirm the supreme value of the individual ego'." Wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor rubbing. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine, light rubbing, slight browning to top/bottom edges. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE NAVAL HISTORY OF GREAT BRITAIN, FROM THE DECLARATION OF WAR BY FRANCE IN 1793 TO THE ACCESSION OF GEORGE IV.  6 VOLUME SET., James, William.
170 James, William. THE NAVAL HISTORY OF GREAT BRITAIN, FROM THE DECLARATION OF WAR BY FRANCE IN 1793 TO THE ACCESSION OF GEORGE IV. 6 VOLUME SET.
London Richard Bentley 1859 New Edition with Additions and Notes. Half-Leather Good 
6 volume set - 7 1/8" H, half leather (leather spines with 5 raised bands, gilt lettering/banding, leather corners), marbled paper covered boards, red speckled textblock edges. 6 b&w frontispiece portraits, 40 diagrams, 28 folding tables. After introductory information, the volumes follow a year-by-year format from the First French Revolutionary War (1792) to the Battle of Navarin (1827). Under most yearly sections there is a discussion of the British and French Fleets, Light Squadrons and Single Ships, and Colonial Expeditions. Other fleets are introduced when applicable: Spanish, Dutch, Franco-Spanish, Swedish, Russian, etc. as are sections on the West & East Indies, Africa and North & South America. Interiors - All frontispieces and title pages have areas of light toning and foxing - vol. 3 has a small light waterstain in margin of frontispiece; some preliminary pages also have scattered light foxing; most volumes have a few pages with pen and/or pencil notations of varying size in margins and some with underlining of text; some volumes have a few pages with a few scattered light foxing marks and/or small light stains; vol. II has a 1 1/2" tear/creasing at top of frontispiece gutter; vol. IV has a very small chip at the top edge of two page leaves; there are a few small corner creases on pages throughout the six volumes; most fold-out tables have additional fold creases and some have browning/creaes or very small tears at the fore-edges. Exteriors - all volumes have some rubbing on marbled boards and leather; light to moderate edge wear - more at coners; some corners have small bumps; vol. I has two small dents on fore-edge of front board; vol. VI has a 1' x 3/8' piece of marbled paper missing at bottom of front board. 
Price: 450.00 USD
 
 
PARLIAMENTARY ENGLAND:  THE EVOLUTION OF THE CABINET SYSTEM., Jenks, Edward.
171 Jenks, Edward. PARLIAMENTARY ENGLAND: THE EVOLUTION OF THE CABINET SYSTEM.
T. Fisher Unwin, London, 1903, [1912]. 
441 pp, 8vo, HC. The Story of the Nations series, volume 60, Subscription Edition. Chapters include: The Politics of the Restoration; The Glorious Revolution; The Last of the Old Order; Signs of Change; The System of Walpole; The System on its Trial; The Patriotic King; The King's Friends; Revival of the Cabinet System; Pitt; Reaction and Reform; History and Criticism; Leading Dates in the History of the Cabinet System; List of Selected Authorities for the Period. B&w illus. Light browning of pages. Text block cracking at spine (gutter) between pages 176/177 and 192/193 - still very sound. Top of text block dust stained and speckled, patch of light browning on bottom of text block near spine. Top and bottom of spine slightly creased, one tiny nick at bottom of spine, very light scuffing and edge wear. Boards are medium blue with white, dark blue and gilt decoration. VG- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
172 Jones, Ken, editor. MILITARY MODELLING. VOLUME 26 NO. 2. FEBRUARY 1996.
Hemel Hempstead Nexus 1996 00264083 Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
70 pp, 11 5/8" H. Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs and drawings. Contents: Ardennes 1944: Converting a Dragon 'Warrior Series' plastic figure kit; Big Sturmtiger: Scratch building a 1:10 scale model; Enhancing Emhar's Whippet: Building and improving a 1:35 scale WWI tank kit; Military History in Flat Figures: Ancient Egypt - a colourful period of history; Gunpowder: Concluding the two-part feature on the evolution of firearms; Painting Figures with Acrylics: How to with Andrea Miniatures' 1:8 scale German soldier, step-by-step; Russia's German Tank: History and scale drawings of Edward Grote's tank; Notice Board: All the latest news for military modellers; Soldier Box: A monthly column for collectors of toy soldiers; Small Scale Scene: Monthly column for military vehicle modellers; On Parade: Books reviewed; Observation Post: The monthly news column for wargamers; Readers' Models: A chance to see your model in colour in the world's leading military modelling magazine: Despatch: Readers' letters; "Atten-shun!"; New products reviewed. Interior - clean and tight. Exterior - small crease at top corner of front cover - migrates into first few pages, minor edge wear. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
173 Jones, Ken, editor. MILITARY MODELLING. VOLUME 26 NO. 4. APRIL 1996.
Hemel Hempstead Nexus 1996 00264083 Stapled in Wraps Very Good - 
66 pp, 11 5/8" H. Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs and drawings. Contents: Sharpe's Rifles, the 4th Series: News about the forthcoming made for TV films; Military History in Flat Figurines: The life and times of Frederick the Great; Trench Bound Legionnaire: Modelling a 120mm figure of a French Foreign Legionnaire in a WWI scenic setting; Big 1:12 Scale Churchill: Scratch building a large scale tank of the British WWII infantry tank; Prince John of Eltham: Painting the 54mm Pegaso figure of Prince John, son of King Edward II; The 1871 Pattern Yeomanry Officers' Helmet: The first of a three-part, detailed in-depth study; Notice Board: All the latest news for military modellers; Soldier Box: A monthly column for collectors of toy soldiers; Small Scale Scene: Monthly column for military vehicle modellers; On Parade: Books reviewed; Observation Post: The monthly news column for wargamers; Readers' Models: A chance to see your model in colour in the world's leading military modelling magazine: Despatch: Readers' letters; "Atten-shun!"; New products reviewed. Interior - soft wrinkling at top corner of pages, very small bump to bottom corner of pages, tiny bump/tear at top edge of first few pages - archivally taped. Exterior - minor edge wear, soft corner creases, tiny tear at top edge of front cover - archivally taped. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
174 Jones, Ken, editor. MILITARY MODELLING. VOLUME 26 NO. 6. JUNE 1996.
Hemel Hempstead Nexus 1996 00264083 Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
66 pp, 11 5/8" H. Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs and drawings. Contents: Imperial Cavalry in Zululand: Modelling a trooper of the 1st (King's) Dragoon Guards; Poste Militaire Excellence!: Painting Blood Warrior and Pawnee busts; The Black Prince: Painting Andrea Miniatures' model of Edward, Prince of Wales; Military History in Flat Figurines: The Thirty Years War and its influence on manufacturers; Aussies Go For Eight Wheels: Exclusive look at Australia's new ASLAV 25; The Tank Modelling Course: Returns with a Panther tank conversion; A Superb Half-Century from Dragon: Building the 50th model kit - a German Jagdtiger; Fields of Plaster: WWI diorama as an educational model; The 1871 Pattern Yeomanry Officers' Helmet: Part three - conclusion of the series; Notice Board: All the latest news for military modellers; Soldier Box: A monthly column for collectors of toy soldiers; Small Scale Scene: Monthly column for military vehicle modellers; Observation Post: The monthly news column for wargamers; Readers' Models: A chance to see your model in colour in the world's leading military modelling magazine: Despatch: Readers' letters; "Atten-shun!"; New products reviewed. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, large soft crease at top corner of rear cover - migrates into adjacent pages. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE ROYAL VICTORIANS: A PICTORIAL BIOGRAPHY., Judd, Denis.
175 Judd, Denis. THE ROYAL VICTORIANS: A PICTORIAL BIOGRAPHY.
New York St. Martin's 1975 Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good - 
207 pp, large 8vo (9 11/16" H). "(T)ells the public and private story of an unusual 'rake's progress'. For the first sixty years of his life Edward had fought against respectability and - in so doing - confirmed the low opinion of him held by his mother, Queen Victoria. Yet, by the time of his death in 1910 only nine years after succeeding to the throne, he had become the symbol of security to a society which was uncertain and deeply divided within itself. Kept in ignorance of State affairs by his mother, Edward spent his life as Prince of Wales pursuing pleasure and freely indulging his passions for the chase. Horses, yachts, cars and spas were among his favorite pastimes, while scandalous liaisons with 'professional beauties' nearly proved his undoing. Succinctly and entertainingly, with the aid of 250 photographs, prints and drawings, (the author) describes the life and reign of one of England's most flamboyant kings. In private life Edward VII was a devoted husband to Alexandra and an excellent father to their children (the future George V called him 'my best friend and the best of fathers'), and once he was in office his conviviality and natural gift for diplomacy proved invaluable in ending Britain's policy of 'splendid isolation'. It was only fitting that he should give his name to an era." Previous owner's small Christmas notation, place, date and signature on free front endpaper along with a faint erased pencil mark; light to moderate edge wear, a few tiny tears at top/bottom of spine along with light wear. Dust jacket has light wear/tiny tears at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, small sticker removal marks on front flap, light fading to colour on panels, some areas of light edge wrinkling, light rubbing. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
AMERICAN NOVELISTS SINCE WORLD WAR II.  SECOND SERIES.  DICTIONARY OF LITERARY BIOGRAPHY, VOLUME SIX., Kibler, James, E., Jr., editor.  Foreword by william Targ.
176 Kibler, James, E., Jr., editor. Foreword by william Targ. AMERICAN NOVELISTS SINCE WORLD WAR II. SECOND SERIES. DICTIONARY OF LITERARY BIOGRAPHY, VOLUME SIX.
Detroit Gale Research 1980 0810309084 / 9780810309081 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good 
404 pp, 11 1/4" H. Medium blue boards with dark blue title blocks/gilt lettering on spine and front board. Pictorial endpapers, b&w photographs, reproductions (including some signatures). Includes the Cumulative Index Volumes 1-6. The seventy entries in this book supplement "American Novelists Since World War II, First Series', further documenting the growth of a body of literature still in the making." Contains bio-bibliographical information about: Paul Bowles; Frederick Busch, Pat Conroy; Don DeLillo; J.P. Dunleavy; A.B. Guthrie, Jr.; Earl Hamner, John Hersey, John Irving; Shirley Jackson; John Knowles, Harper Lee; Peter Matthiessen, Cormac McCarthy; James A. Michener; Toni Morrison; Josephine Pinckney; Sylvia Plath; Mario Puzo; Mary Lee Settle; Irwin Shaw; Isaac Bashevis Singer; Anne Tyler; Gore Vidal; Alice Walker; Joseph Wambaugh, etc. Light wear and wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, a few tiny dents on bottom edge of boards, light wear at corners, three corners with very small bump. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
177 Kimber, Stephen. LOYALISTS AND LAYABOUTS. THE RAPID RISE AND FASTER FALL OF SHELBURNE, NOVA SCOTIA: 1783-1792.
Doubleday Canada 2008 038566172X / 9780385661720 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
335 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). "The few hundred Loyalists who gathered at Roubalet's Tavern in New York one night in 1782 shared a nightmare of the past and a dream for the future. In the aftermath of the American Revolution, they found themselves abandoned by the king to whom they had promised their loyalty, and unwelcome in the land that had so recently been theirs. On the rocky shores of Roseway Bay on the south coast of Nova Scotia, beside one of the best harbours in the world, they would found a new and improved New York City. It would be cosmopolitan, but more refined, more royal, more loyal and certainly more exclusive than the place they were leaving forever. At first, all seemed to go according to plan. Shelburne, as it was called, quickly became the fourth-largest city in North America. At the time, Nova Scotia Governor John Parr grandly decribed it as 'the most considerable, most flourishing and most expeditious (city) ever -- built in so short a time --'. Within the decade, however, the Loyalists' dream city was well on its way to becoming a ghost town. What went wrong? This extraordinary and yet little-told episode from our nation's past is brought to exciting life. Combining painstaking research and a novelstic flair for narrative, (Kimber) charts Shelburne's 'rapid rise and faster fall' through the intertwined experiences of an eclectic collection of its early settlers, from aristocrats to freed slaves, colonial officers to local entrepreneurs." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, a few tiny edge bumps to boards. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE DUCHESS OF WINDSOR: THE UNCOMMON LIFE OF WALLIS SIMPSON., King, Greg.
178 King, Greg. THE DUCHESS OF WINDSOR: THE UNCOMMON LIFE OF WALLIS SIMPSON.
Citadel / Kensington, New York, 2003. 
556 pp, 9" H, soft cover. ISBN 0806524642 "It was the love story of the century - the king and the commoner. In December 1936, King Edward VIII abdicated the throne to marry ' the woman I love,' Wallis Warfield Simpson, a twice-divorced American who quickly became one of the twentieth century's most famous personalities, a figure of intrigue and mystery, both admired and reviled. Wrongly blamed for the abdication crisis, Wallis suffered hostility from the Royal Family and much of the world . Yet interest in her story has remained constant, resulting in a small library of biographies that convey a thinly veiled animosity toward their subject. The truth, however, is infinitely more fascinating than the shallow, pathetic portrait t h a t has often been painted. Using previously untapped sources, (the author) presents a complete and, for the first time, sympathetic portrait of the Duchess that sifts the decades of rumor and accusation to reveal the woman behind the legend. F ro m he r birth in Pennsylvania during the Gilded Age to her death in Paris in 1986, King takes the reader through a world of privilege, palaces, high society, and love with the accompaniment of hatreds, feuds, conspiracies, and lies. The cast of cha ra cte rs is vast: politicians and presidents, dictators and socialites. Twenty-four pages of (b&w) photographs reveal the life of the Duchess in all its incomparable glamour and romance." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership mar ks. Ex ter ior - three light creases down a concave spine. Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
179 Klinck, Carl F., general editor. Alfred G. Bailey, Claude Bissell, Roy Daniells, Northrop Frye, Desmond Pacey, editors. Victor G. Hopwood, Fred Cogswell, Munro Beattie, Gordon Roper, Elizabeth Waterston, Edith Fowke, Frank W. Watt, Michael Tait, et al. LITERARY HISTORY OF CANADA: CANADIAN LITERATURE IN ENGLISH.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1973 0802051472 / 9780802051479 Reprinted with Corrections Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
945 pp, 9 1/2" H. "This major effort of a large group of scholars working in the field of Canadian literature provides a comprehensive, up-to-date reference work on the English literary history of Canada. It will be invaluable as a source of information on authors, genres, and literary trends and influences. It is also a fascinating account, lively and well written, of the ways in which writers have over the centuries striven to record reactions to a powerful natural environment and to their society against the background of other literary traditions in English. This volume represents a positive attempt to give a history of Canada in terms of writings which deserve attention because of significant thought, form, and use of language; it also aims to contribute to criticism by offering reasons for singling out those works regarded as the best." Very minor edge wear to boards. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, slight fading to spine color, light rubbing on spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE YOUNG SURVEYOR., Knox, Olive.
180 Knox, Olive. THE YOUNG SURVEYOR.
Toronto Ryerson Press 1967 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Good+ 
164 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H). Map endpapers. "What boy or girl wouldn't like the adventure of surveying in the Rockies when pack-mules, gold miners, and railway surveyors followed trails known only to the Indians? Bruce, the greenhorn from San Francisco, and Josette, the French girl from Edmonton, and her half-brother Mike had that exciting experience when they accompanied Edward Jarvis on his Canadian Pacific Railway surveys in 1874-1875. During the summer the two boys endured the hardships and adventures of an exploratory survey from Kamloops to Tete Jaune Cache, then an instrumental survey along the North Fraser River to Fort George. A rock slide, plunge into a treacherous river, forest fire, cougar attack, snow avalanche and losing the trail are some of the dramatic events in this book for both boys and girls. That was the life of the first Canadian Pacific surveyors, who pioneered the trail-finding so that the Atlantic could be linked to the Pacific with steel." Minor soiling at top of front hinge. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, several small closed tears with creases, a few tiny chips, light foxing at top of rear flap, a few tiny light foxing marks along top edge, light dye stain at top inside edge of rear panel, very light rubbing on rear panel. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
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