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181 Kerr, Katharine. THE KINGDOM DEVERRY CYCLE - FIRST QUARTET. 1. DAGGERSPELL 2. DARKSPELL. 3. THE BRISTLING WOOD. 4. THE DRAGON REVENANT. 4 VOLUME SET.
Del Rey, New York, (1987, 1989), Ist printings, Bantam, New York, (1990, Ist/1991, 9th printing). 
395 pp, 366 pp, 357 pp + Author's note and preview, 401 pp + preview, paperbacks - 4 volumes. Cover art on first two books by Rowena Morrill, on second two by Keith Parkinson. "Agains the passionate sweep of Deverrian history, the powerful wizard Nevyn has lived for centuries, atoning for the sins he committed in his youth. Now, with so much of his work at stake, Nevyn discovers that the Dark Council has been quietly interferring with the already tangled politics of war-torn Eldidd. Their evil webs are nearly spun before Nevyn, with all the power at his command even realizes there's a war of magic destroying his world..." Interiors - top corners of first few pages of book 1 slightly curled, bottom corners of first fifty pages of book 4 lightly wrinkled, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors - light edge wear, a few small creases, faint creases to spines of books 1 & 3, light creases to spine of book 4, books 3 &4 very slightly cocked. VG - 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
MAKING FRIENDS WITH HITLER: LORD LONDONDERRY, THE NAZIS AND THE ROAD TO WORLD WAR II., Kershaw, Ian.
182 Kershaw, Ian. MAKING FRIENDS WITH HITLER: LORD LONDONDERRY, THE NAZIS AND THE ROAD TO WORLD WAR II.
Penguin, New York, 2004, first American edition. 
488 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1594200300 B&w map, plates. "Charles Stewart Henry Vane-Tempest-Stewart, the 7th Marquess of Londonderry, was born to power and command. Scion of one of Britain's most aristocratic fa milies, cousin of Churchill and confidant of the king, owner of vast coal fields and landed estates, married to the doyenne of London's social scene, Londonderry was an ornament to his class, the 0.1 percent of the population who still owned 3 0 p e r c ent of England's wealth as late as 1930. But history has not been kind to 'Charley', as the king called him, because, in his own words, he 'backed the wrong horse', and a very dark horse indeed: Adolf Hitler and his Nazi party. Londonde rr y w as h ar dly the only British aristocrat to do so, but he was the only cabinet member to do so, and it ruined him. In a final irony, his grand London house was bombed by the German Luftwaffe in the blitz. Ian Keshaw is not out to rehabilit ate L ord Lo ndo nde rry but to understand him and to expose why he was made a scapegoat for views that were much more widely held than anyone now likes to think." Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Near Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
183 Kimmel, Eric A. THE VALIANT RED ROOSTER. A STORY FROM HUNGARY.
New York Henry Holt 1995 0805027815 / 9780805027815 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Katya Arnold. 
Unpaginated (approx. 30 pp), square (10 1/4" H x 10 1/4" D). Profusely illustrated in vibrant colour. "While pecking through the dirt to find the grain that keeps him and the kindly old woman with whom he lives alive, the Valiant Red Rooster finds a diamond button. His troubles are over! They will never be hungry again. But a greedy sultan wants the diamond for himself and commands his soldiers to take it. How the rooster gets his button back is the substance of this story in which right and justice prevail over power and greed. Marvelous occurrences, funny details, and surprising twists of events will keep young readers eagerly turning the pages right until the final, hilarious end." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of hinges. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, small area of color loss in printing process on rear panel, a few minor rub lines on front panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
KNIGHTS OF THE AIR: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE EXTRAORDINARY PIONEERS WHO FIRST BUILT BRITISH AEROPLANES., King, Peter.
184 King, Peter. KNIGHTS OF THE AIR: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE EXTRAORDINARY PIONEERS WHO FIRST BUILT BRITISH AEROPLANES.
University of Iowa Press, Iowa City, 1989. 
544 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0877452652 "(The) story of the men who spent their youth designing and building England's first flying-machines: the men who pioneered the British aircraft industry. Some of their airc raft have achieved immortality - the legendary Pup, Camel, Spitfire, Hurricane and Lancaster. But of the men who designed and built them, men like Frederick Handley Page, Tommy Sopwith, George Holt Thomas and Geoffrey de Havilland, perhaps o n l y R o l ls and Royce are still household names. These pioneers of aviation development began to build their empires during Worl;d War I, although several of them crashed during the bleak period that followed. World War II revived their fortun es , as so me ho w they met the challenge of enormously increased production and helped save England from invasion. They tested the early jets and speedily built the first post-war jet airliner. But already they were making errors which would res ult i n b a nkr upt cie s, forced mergers and foreign takeovers. Peter King describes the knight in all their glamour, skill, idiosyncrasy, greed, flair and desire for power. Quotations from previously unpublished papers, from colleagues and cont empo rar ies, a nd f rom cust omers (governments, the British Air Force, commercial airlines) for the first time describe how wilful they could be, as well as how brilliantly enterprising and entertaining." Slight wrinkling at bottom of spine, min or so ilin g on bot tom o f te xt bl ock. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
SKY GODS:  THE SUN AND MOON IN ART AND MYTH., Komaroff, Katherine.
185 Komaroff, Katherine. SKY GODS: THE SUN AND MOON IN ART AND MYTH.
New York Universe Books 1974 0876631871 / 9780876631874 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good- 
86 pp, 11 5/8" H. B&w and colour illustrations. "Ever since the beginning of time, man has wondered about the meaning and behavior of the sun and moon. He has carefully observed their cycles and realized their importance for his own survival. The close contact with nature that ancient man enjoyed made him more conscious of their presence, whether he lived in a place constantly warmed by the sun or in a bitter cold world where the sun seemed far away. Ancient men tried to explain the meaning of this mysterious phenomenon in stories closely related to their own lives and religious beliefs. The Hindu people of India thought that the sun was a red man with four arms in a golden chariot. For the Egyptians, the sun was a great watchful eye. The North American Indians said that the moon was a great ball of light tossed into the sky by a clever creature called Raven. The Eskimos believed that the moon was a powerful hunter who often stood in front of his igloo. These stories, called myths, are handed down from generation to generation, and celebrate the great mystery of life. They are loved because of their beauty and power and also for what they tell us about people of other cultures. In 'Sky Gods', myths from India, Egypt, Africa, Japan, China, the Eskimos, and the Indians of North and South America are lucidly retold and illustrated with stunning photographs of art and artifacts from the various cultures. There is a common message behind all these stories. Although the masks, paintings, statues, and other works of art also vary - some are relatively simple, others are highly sophisticated - yet they all contain clues to a deeper understanding of the beauty and mysteriousness of the universe." Two large diagonal creases on free rear endpaper, light stain along bottom edge of rear board, very small light stain on top edge of front board, one soft corner crease. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has light to moderate edge wear - mainly at top/bottom of spine, light rubbing and two light scuff lines on rear panel, small stain at inside bottom edge of rear panel, one small edge tear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
AMERICAN GUN:  A HISTORY OF THE U.S. IN TEN FIREARMS., Kyle, Chris.  With William Doyle.  Editorial contributions by Jim Defelice.  Foreword and afterword by Taya Kyle.
186 Kyle, Chris. With William Doyle. Editorial contributions by Jim Defelice. Foreword and afterword by Taya Kyle. AMERICAN GUN: A HISTORY OF THE U.S. IN TEN FIREARMS.
New York William Morrow 2013 0062242717 / 9780062242716 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
302 pp, 9 1/4" H. Pictorial endpapers, b&w illustrations. "Drawing on his unmatched firearms knowledge and combat experience, Kyle carefully chose ten guns to help tell (American history): the American long rifle, Spencer repeater, Colt. 45 revolver, Winchester rifle, Springfield 1903 rifle, Thompson submachine gun, 1911 pistol, M1 Garand, .38 Special police revolver, and the M16 rifle platform Kyle himself used as a SEAL. Through them, he revisits thrilling turning points in American history, including the single sniper shot that turned the tide of the Revolutionary War, the firearms designs that proved decisive at Gettsyburg, the 'gun that won the West', and the weapons that gave U.S. soldiers an edge in the world wars and beyond. This is also the story of how firearms innovation, creativity, and industrial genius has constantly pushed American history - and power - forward." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE NEW FORCE:  THE STORY OF ATOMS AND PEOPLE., Lapp, Ralph E.  Foreword by Stewart Alsop.
187 Lapp, Ralph E. Foreword by Stewart Alsop. THE NEW FORCE: THE STORY OF ATOMS AND PEOPLE.
New York Harper & Brothers 1953 Hard Cover Very Good Fair 
238 pp, 8 3/8" H. Contents: Foreword; About People and Atomic Energy; The New Force; From Manhattan to Nagasaki; Postwar Development; Destruction Unlimited; The Atomic Impasse; Battlefield A-Weapons; Peacetime Power; Atomic Engines; The Atom - Man's Servant; Secrecy and the Atom; Power for the Future; Index. "The story beings with early atomic experiments in distant laboratories in Italy and Germany and leads swiftly up to Professor Einstein's fateful letter to President Roosevelt, and the overnight mobilization of American science. We see the mammoth plants at Oak Ridge and Hanford thrown up in haste to solve the riddle of separating the U-235 isotope from the U-238, the first controlled chain reaction in the squash courts of a Middlewest university; the crucial work in the laboratories at Los Alamos. (It) brings the military and diplomatic story up to date, detailing the atomic scientists' 'march on Washington', the establishment of the AEC, the Bikini tests, the multiplying of the A-bomb's destructive power; and, within seven short years, the coming of the H-bomb. And there is the story of atomic energy's present and future potential in peace as well as in war - as an instrument for industrial power as well as military; for science, medicine, agriculture as well as (perhaps instead of) strategic and tactical weapons." Previous owner's name and date on free front endpaper, very light browning to endpapers, very light toning to margins of pages, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear, light browning to fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has heavy wear and small chips/tears at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light to moderate general edge wear, light to moderate rubbing with some small areas of surface paper loss/staining at bottom of front panel, light browning on inside, tiny stain on rear panel, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE EARL OF CHESTER'S REGIMENT OF YEOMANRY CAVALRY:  ITS FORMATION AND SERVICES, 1797 TO 1897., Leary, Frederick.  Foreword by Hugh A. Birley, Captain and Hon. Major E.C.Y.C.
188 Leary, Frederick. Foreword by Hugh A. Birley, Captain and Hon. Major E.C.Y.C. THE EARL OF CHESTER'S REGIMENT OF YEOMANRY CAVALRY: ITS FORMATION AND SERVICES, 1797 TO 1897.
Privately printed, Edinburgh, 1898, first edition, 
312 pp, small 4to (10 1/4" H), hard cover (red cloth spine with gold lettering, dark blue boards with silver insignia) - no dust jacket. Top edge gilt. 12 tissue-covered b&w plates (including frontispiece) - collated. "The compilation of the reco rds of the Cheshire Yeomanry, which completed its centenary in January 1897, was suggested some years ago, and they are now privately printed for the officers, non-commissioned officers, and yeomen, past and present, of the Regiment and ot h e r s u b s c r ibers...." Appendices: Roll of Officers of the Earl of Chester's Regiment of Yeomanry with Date of Commissions; Inspections and Reviews; Out in Aid of the Civil Power; Roll of the Non-Commissioned Officers and Privates of the Ear l of C h es te r' s Re gi ment of Cheshire Gentlemen and Yeomanry Cavalry. Commanded by Colonel Sir John Fleming Leicester, Bart., &c, $c., &c., Tabley House, 19th September 1804; Muster Roll, October 1810; Muster Roll: Out in Aid of the Civil Pow er , 1 812 ; Mus ter Ro ll : M acc lesfield and Stockport Troops, 1814; Muster Roll: Out in Aid of Civil Power, 1817; Muster Roll, 1818; Adlington Lancers, February 18, 1820; Muster Roll, June 7, 1823; Muster Roll of Troops Out in Aid of the Civil Pow er, Augu st 183 9; D itto , A ugus t an d September 1842; Tatton and Congleton Troops: Out in Aid of Civil Power, 1848; Muster Roll of the Earl of Chester's Yeomanry Cavalry, April 1897; A List of the Names of All the Gent' That Stand Charged t o Fi nd H orsem en and A rmies unde r th e Com mand of the Right Wor'p'll Lieuten't Coll: S'r Philip Egerton, K't: with the Names of the Souldiers (sic) and Number of Horse every gent' stands charged to find; Bucklowe Hundred in the County of Chest er, 1 660; Regime nta l Orde r; Oat h of A llegi ance; Regim ental Orders. Index. Previous owner's small stamp on front endpapers; light browning, minor foxing and minor soiling on endpapers - mainly on free endpapers; one plate with light tiny fo xing m arks in top marg in; lig ht brow ning to fore- edge a nd bot tom of textblock; slight bump to top corner of boards and bottom edge of front board; very light rubbing; light edge wear; light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine; two small scuffs on top of te xtblock ; boo k slight ly cocke d. Very Good 
Price: 200.00 USD
 
 
189 Leckie, Robert. DELIVERED FROM EVIL: THE SAGA OF WORLD WAR II.
New York Harper & Row 1987 0060158123 / 9780060158125 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- 
998 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Map endpapers. B&w maps. "World War II eventually involved every major power in the world, and before it was over some fifty million people lost their lives. (This) is a complete political and military history of World War II. Written with the pace and sweep of a fine novel, it makes the period, its major leaders, and the events not only comprehensible but also alive and real. Robert Leckie begins his book with the punitive treaty of Versailles and the fumbling efforts of the Western democracies to cope with the rise of Mussolini and Hitler. He draws vivid profiles of the political leaders, generals, and admirals who created and fought the war; describes the battles; analyzes the military strategy; considers the economic and political factors; and tells of the daily lives of those who were engaged on the far-flung fronts and those who endured at home. Churchill, Stalin, Roosevelt, MacArthur, Tojo, Eisenhower, Montgomery, Rommel and many other fascinating individuals become live protagonists on the stage sets of such dramatic sites as Stalingrad, Tobruk, Guadalcanal, Dunkirk, Leningrad, Monte Cassino, Midway, Omaha Beach, and Iwo Jima. Readers of all ages will find Leckie's powerful, action-packed narrative both compelling and comprehensive, and they will gain fascinating insights into one of the greatest and most awful events in human history." Minor browning on top of text block, minor soiling on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has light fading to spine color, light edge wear, a few tiny edge tears - one with crease and taped, minor browning at edges. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
MAKING BOARDS WORK: WHAT DIRECTORS MUST DO TO MAKE CANADIAN BOARDS EFFECTIVE., Leighton, David S.R. and Thain, Donald H.
190 Leighton, David S.R. and Thain, Donald H. MAKING BOARDS WORK: WHAT DIRECTORS MUST DO TO MAKE CANADIAN BOARDS EFFECTIVE.
Toronto McGraw-Hill Ryerson 1997 0075528347 / 9780075528340 Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
296 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). "With increasing muscle-flexing of shareholders, especially large fund managers, boards of directors are being held accountable for a higher standard of professional behaviour. (This book) focuses on the management of the governance process and outlines specific, practical, how-to steps and actions that can be implemented to make any board more effective. Making extensive use of Canadian case studies drawn from actual experiences, (the authors) illustrate many challenges facing those involved in governance and offer practical solutions. (The book) will help directors, shareholders, managers, advisers, regulators, and legislators alike to -- better understand the challenges and potential rewards of professional governance; understand and manage the six key success factors for boards; evaluate a board's strengths and weaknesses; outline a new code of conduct for directors; foster and manage a climate of constructive dissent; establish guidelines for an effective chairman; understand why boards fail and how to turn around an underperforming board." Dust jacket has minor edge and spine browning. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
NOW YOU KNOW ROYALTY., Lennox, Doug.
191 Lennox, Doug. NOW YOU KNOW ROYALTY.
Dundurn, Toronto, 2009, first edition. 
212 pp, 9" H, soft cover. ISBN 9781554884155 "We're all familiar with the trials and tribulations of the House of Windsor, but there are more than 25 royal families that still wield power in the world today, from Japan and Thailand to Saudi Arabia and Scandinavia. The crown prince of Q&A, Doug Lennox, is at it again, this time with a cornucopia of facts and frivolities about the escapades, excesses, and extravagances of the world's monarchies, past and present. From betrayal to behea d i n g s to pageantry and privilege, discover the truth about life behind the castle walls. Which wife of England's Henry VIII had six fingers on one hand? What disease did Queen Victoria pass on to some of her descendants? Which member of the ro ya l fa mi ly competed at the Olympics? Where did the word 'czar' come from? What did Marie Antoinette say before she was executed? Where is King Arthur's Round Table? What was the first imperial dynasty of China?" These and many more questions ar e a ns wer ed in t his book. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE GREAT LAKES - ST. LAWRENCE DEEP WATERWAY.  WITH THREE ADDITIONAL ITEMS:  TEXT OF A PRESENTATION BY LINDSAY; AN ADDRESS BY HONOURABLE LIONEL CHEVRIER; INFORMATION ON THE BEAUHARNOIS CANAL AND POWER HOUSE., Lindsay, Guy A.  With additional material by Lionel Chevrier.
192 Lindsay, Guy A. With additional material by Lionel Chevrier. THE GREAT LAKES - ST. LAWRENCE DEEP WATERWAY. WITH THREE ADDITIONAL ITEMS: TEXT OF A PRESENTATION BY LINDSAY; AN ADDRESS BY HONOURABLE LIONEL CHEVRIER; INFORMATION ON THE BEAUHARNOIS CANAL AND POWER HOUSE.
Ottawa, Ontario General Engineering Branch, Department of Transport 1949 Hard Cover Very Good- No Jacket - (as issued) 
12 1/4" H, dark blue faux leather with faded, but legible, gilt lettering on front board. V, 31 pp (text) + 8 fold-out maps/plans (1 b&w, 7 with some colour - blue/red) - 11" H, varying in length from approximately 15 inches to just over 5 feet + 4 b&w graphs (12 plates in total). Section headings: General; The Great Lakes and Connecting Channels; Welland Ship Canal; The St. Lawrence River; Thousand Island Section; International Rapids Section; Lake St. Francis Section; Soulanges Section; Lachine Section; Regulation of Lake Ontario; Estimates of Cost. Plates: General Plan of Great Lakes & St. Lawrence River; International Rapids Section. General Plan Controlled Single Stage Project; Lake St. Francis Section. Project Recommended; Soulanges Section. Project Recommended; Lachine Section. Project for Navigation Alone; Lacine Section. Project for Navigation & Power - Scheme II-A; Plan and Profile. Welland Ship Canal; Profile. Lake Ontario to Montreal; Duration Curves of Outflows from Lake Ontario; Duration Curves of Water Levels of Lake Ontario; Regulation of Lake Ontario. Rule Curve; Regulation of Lake Ontario. Correction to be appled to Rule Curve. **PLUS: Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Deep Waterway: A Brief Description as Presented by Guy A. Lindsay, Director, Special Projects Branch, Canadian Department of Transport, to the Canada-United States Committee Maintained Jointly by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and the Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America, Irvington, Virginia, U.S.A., April 28, 1951. 11 1/2" H. stapled in paper covers. 8 pages (text), 1 page Table of estimated cost, 3 fold-out colour maps/plans. Plate A (General Plan of Great Lakes & St. Lawrence River) reproduces the first map of the hard cover book but with the addition of colour, Plates B & C (St. Lawrence Waterway - Canadian Section & St. Lawrence Waterway - International Rapids Section) show additional views. Section headings: Present Waterway; Proposed Project; The 1941 Canada-United States Agreement; Cost Estimates; Annual Charges; Material and Labour Requirements; An All Canadian Waterway. **PLUS: Address by Honourable Lionel Chevrier, Minister of Transport on The Great Lakes - St. Lawrence Seaway at the Canadian Exporters Association Dinner given to Members and Visitors to The Canadian International Trade Fair, Royal York Hotel, Toronto, May 30, 1951. 11" H, 12 pages, stapled at top left corner. Section headings: What is the Proposed Great Lakes - St. Lawrence Seaway?; What Does the Great Lakes - St. Lawrence Seaway Consist of?; To What Extent Have These Potentialities Been Developed?; Why is the Project Necessary from a Power Standpoint?; Why is the Project Necessary from a Navigational Standpoint?; What is the Cost of the Great Lakes - St. Lawrence Seaway Project Covered by the 1941 Agreement?; What, Then, is the Present Position?; How Will the Project Affect the Area in the International Section of the River?; Is the Project Urgent from the Point of View of Defence? **PLUS: Oblong envelope of the Commission Hydroelectrique de Quebec (5" x 11 1/2"), containing 1 page "List of Hydro-Quebec and Beauharnois Light, Heat and Power Company Officials at the Reception Held on Tuesday, June 5th, 1951, at Beauharnois and "Facts on Beauharnois Light, Heat & Power Co. (2 pages stapled at top left corner) - folded in thirds; with a map/plan of the "Beauharnois Development", dated 9/5/51 (8 1/2" H x 11" W), folded in half; plus a folded map "Montreal & Vicinity Showing Hydro-Electric Generating Stations & Transmission System, Also Major Transportation Routes" in black/white/blue & red, dated September 1948 (approx. 16" H x 25 1/2" W). Book - Light browning and/or staining at edges of endpapers, light toning at edges of pages, a series of tiny indentations at fore-edge of front pastedown ( caused by laid-in document staples), faint areas of colour variation on covers, light browning at edges of text block. Address by Honourable Lionel Chevrier - last page (12) is detached, has small edge tears/creases, some staple indentations and some ink notation on rear. Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Deep Waterway... has a soft crease down the centre, some patches of light browning on rear cover. 'Beauharnois Development' has two small corner creases. Documents that have staples have rust on the staples. Envelope has some light wrinkling and light rubbing. 
Price: 125.00 USD
 
 
193 London, Jack. THE SEA-WOLF. MACMILLAN LARGE PRINT EDITION.
New York Macmillan Large Print Edition. Hard Cover Very Good Good- 
366 pp, 11 1/4" H. Dark blue cloth with silver, gold & copper lettering on spine. "This American classic, first published in 1904, is one of the finest novels of the sea ever written. The hero-narrator, Humphrey Van Weyden, is a literary critic and a man of leisure, who is wrecked while crossing San Francisco Bay in a ferryboat. He is carried out to sea, and is picked up by an outward bound sealing-schooner named the 'Ghost'. The Captain, called 'Wolf' Larsen because of his fiendish cruelty and furious temper, refuses to put Van Weyden ashore. Later, a beautiful girl, who has also been the victim of shipwreck, is rescued by the 'Ghost'. Together, she and Van Weyden go through some perilous and highly exciting adventures, in a story which will never lose its power to entertain. The background is completely authentic; Jack London was himself aboard a sealing boat in the Bering Sea and along the coast of Japan." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very small tear at top of spine, a few tiny edge dents at bottom of front board, one corner with very light wear, 4" rub line on rear board, very faint tiny foxing marks on edges of text block. Dust jacket has areas of light browning and foxing, light soiling and rubbing, light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, three edge tears (one with crease) - all archivally taped. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
194 Lorenz, Lee. (William Steig). (Introduction by John Updike). THE WORLD OF WILLIAM STEIG.
New York Artisan 1998 1885183976 / 9781885183972 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good William Steig 
207 pp, 11 1/4" H x 11 1/4" D. Profusely illustrated in color and b&w. "William Steig, the dean of 'New Yorker' cartoonists, began his career at the magazine in 1930. After achieving acclaim with his gang of street urchins, affectionately nicknamed the 'Small Fry', Steig branched out, exploring through his drawings the psychological undercurrents in relationships between parent and child, husband and wife, self and society. Beginning in the sixties, Steig demonstrated his understanding and awe of children in numerous award-winning picture books, including such classics as: 'Rotten Island' (1969), 'Sylvester and the Magic Pebble' (1970 Caldecott Medal), 'Dominic' (1972), 'Gorky Rises' (1980), 'Doctor De Soto' (1982 Newbery Award), and 'Shrek!' (1990). Featuring hundreds of illustrations, including a portfolio of previously unpublished pieces selected by the artists himself, (this book) celebrates the life work of an uncompromising iconoclast who has never lost sight of the power of humor." Light edge wear - mainly on bottom edge, small bump at bottom rear corner. Dust jacket is price clipped, has very light edge wrinkling - mainly at bottom of spine, small closed tear at bottom of front hinge. A wonderful journey through the career of this great cartoonist/children's book illustrator. Near Fine/Very Good 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
195 Lustgarten, Edgar. ONE MORE UNFORTUNATE. WHITE CIRCLE POCKET EDITION CD 374.
Collins, Toronto, 1948. 
192 pp, mass market paperback. "This is a novel of unusual originality and power. A women of the streets is found murdered in her Soho lodging. A young business man with a wife and children is accused of murdering her. The trial which follows is the focal point, almost the central character, of this book. Through it and around it move a host of people, the judge, counsel, jurors, the accused, his family, the witnesses, the friends and associates of the murdered girl. The persona l i t y a n d private life of each is explored so far as it is relevant, thus building up a diverse cross-section of everyday life at different levels in the Temple, in the theatre, in Fleet Street, in respectable suburbs and in the dubious hinter la nd o f L on do n' s west end. As an undercurrent beneath the dramatic story there is an implied, but none the less sharp, criticism of certain aspects of the legal system." Interior - light browning to pages, very light color bleed-through on co ver s. E xt eri or - l ig ht to moderate edge wear, book is coked, very small faint stain on front cover, several soft crease on covers, closed small tear across spine. Good reading copy only. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
196 Mackenzie, Norman. THE ESCAPE FROM ELBA: THE FALL AND FLIGHT OF NAPOLEON 1814-1815.
Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1982. 
299 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0192158635 B&w plates. "(I)n this gripping full-length account of his first exile we see Napoleon not as the Man of Destiny but scaled down to human size, his field of action no longer the whole of Europe but the comic-opera kingdom of Elba. Even on this tiny island the habits of power persisted, and Napoleon acted the role of the great commander, the lawgiver, the patron of the arts and sciences, and in all his dealings r e v e a l e d himself as an egotist of great personal charm. (The author's) account of his year in exile is an exciting story of plot and counter-plot, of careless statesmen, political intriguers, dissident soldiers, and secret agents. Napoleon' s wa it in g ga me on Elba is played against a background of unrest in France, muddle in England, and warlike quarrels among the Allies trying to redraw the map of Europe at the Congress of Vienna." Dust jacket has one small closed tear archivally t ape d, lig ht ru bbi ng, some soft wrinkling at top edge, minor edge browning. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE SOUTH AFRICAN CAMPAIGN, 1879.  WITH NEW INDEX BY JOHN YOUNG.  ISBN 1-85567-203-3, Mackinnon, J.B. and Shadbolt, Sydney.
197 Mackinnon, J.B. and Shadbolt, Sydney. THE SOUTH AFRICAN CAMPAIGN, 1879. WITH NEW INDEX BY JOHN YOUNG. ISBN 1-85567-203-3
Greenhill, London, (1995), reprint of 1882 edition. 
397 pp, small 4to (10 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. 2 maps on fold-out at rear, 62 b&w photos of officers who lost their lives during the campaign. "In January 1979, Victorian Britain was horrified by the news of the disaster at Isandhlwana, where the Zulus surprised and massacred a British Army column of over 1,300 men. This defeat was followed by the heroic defence of the mission station at Rorke's Drift where no less than eleven Victoria Crosses were won. After minor set backs, British columns rapidly advanced into Zululand and after fighting a number of major battles, occupying strategic positions en route, they subsequently fought and won the decisive battle of Ulundi, where the real military power of the Zulu nation was ended forever. This volume contains: Cabinet photographs and biographical notices of sixty-two officers of the British Army and Navy who lost their lives during the campaign, including that of Lieutenant Thirkill of the 88th Regt., which did not appear in the original edition of 1880; Summaries of all the British Regiments and Naval Brigades in the field; Separate records of almost every British Officer engaged; Accurate accounts of the various engagements; Maps etc." "A significant feature of this new edition is an extensive index compiled by Anglo-Zula War historian John Young, giving the name, rank and unit designation of every officer, and the battles at which they fought". Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, a few soft creases on fold-out. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, tiny dent on rear hinge, tiny stain on inside surface, minor wear at top of spine. VG+/VG 
Price: 70.00 USD
 
 
THE BIG M: THE FRANK MAHOVLICH STORY., Mahovlich, Ted.  (Frank Mahovlich) Signed and Inscribed.  Foreword by Red Fisher.
198 Mahovlich, Ted. (Frank Mahovlich) Signed and Inscribed. Foreword by Red Fisher. THE BIG M: THE FRANK MAHOVLICH STORY.
Toronto HarperCollins 1999 0002000105 / 9780002000109 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Inscribed by Subject & Signed by Author.
244 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w and colour photographs. Inscribed on half title page: "To P___ B___ Merry Xmas Frank Mahovlich 27" and signed "Ted Mahovlich". The black marker used in the signing/inscription has bled through the page somewhat. "Hockey fans who saw Frank Mahovlich play will never forget the combination of power and grace that defined the on-ice presence of a hockey superstar. Growing up in Schumacher, Ontario, Frank graduated from the St. Michael's Majors to the Toronto Maple Leafs at age nineteen. In his first year in the National Hockey League, 1957-58, he beat out Chicago sensation Bobby Hull for the Calder Trophy as rookie of the year. And so began a career that spanned twenty-one years in the NHL and World Hockey Association. Rich with anecdotes, 'The Big M' captures the spirit and times of a Hall of Famer career: four Stanley Cups with the great Leafs teams of the '60s'; his bitter struggle with Punch Imlach; the infamous million-dollar deal with the Chicago Blackhawks; the Leafs-Red Wings trade that saw Frank hook up with Alex Delvecchio and Gordie Howe to form the Production Line II; the end of the six-team era; glory years in Montreal and two more Stanley Cups; the 1972 Canada/Russia series; his move to the WHA's Toronto Toros and the wild stories from a league of a different kind; the Senate appointment and personal reflections." Previous owner's place, Christmas notation, date and signature on free front endpaper; light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has some very light rubbing, very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
A PORTRAIT OF WAR, 1939-1943 / A WORLD OF FLAMES, 1944-1945.  TWO VOLUMES., Malone, Richard S.
199 Malone, Richard S. A PORTRAIT OF WAR, 1939-1943 / A WORLD OF FLAMES, 1944-1945. TWO VOLUMES.
Toronto Collins, 1983 vol. 1/1984 vol. 2 First Editions Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
Vol. 1 - 272 pp / Vol. 2 - 318 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H) - 2 volume set. Brigadier Malone provides lively and informed recollections drawn from his wartime experiences and from his post-war conversations with Churchill, Alanbrooke, Montgomery, Beaverbrook, Ralston and others, which contribute greatly to our understanding of Canada's role in the Second World War. A small selection of b&w photographs. Minor edgewear to boards and light wrinkling at top/bottom of spines; Vol. 1 has minor mark on bottom of textblock; Vol.2 has several faint liquid splash marks on bottom of textblock and slight fading to edges of boards. Dust jackets have minor to light edge wear/wrinkling. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
CANADA:  TO THE DELEGATES OF THE NINTH CONGRESS, CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE, TORONTO, SEPTEMBER 18-22, 1920.  WITH THE COMPLIMENTS OF THE BOARD OF TRADE OF THE CITY OF TORONTO., Marriott, Charles, Foreword.
200 Marriott, Charles, Foreword. CANADA: TO THE DELEGATES OF THE NINTH CONGRESS, CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE, TORONTO, SEPTEMBER 18-22, 1920. WITH THE COMPLIMENTS OF THE BOARD OF TRADE OF THE CITY OF TORONTO.
Toronto City of Toronto / R.G. McLean 1920 Full-Leather Good+ 
301 pp, 9 3/16" H. Textured leather over flexible card covers with gilt lettering on spine and front board. Profusely illustrated with sepiatone photographs, colour Coat of Arms, decorated title page, tissue covered reproduction of "The Fathers of Confederation", decorative headpieces and initial capitals to chapters and fold-out colour map at rear. Contents include: Agricultural Development; Agricultural Implement Production; Automotive Vehicle Industry; Banking and Currency; Canada and the (First World) War; The Story of Confederation; Dairying; Education System; Fisheries; Flour Milling; Forests; Fur and Game Resources and Birds; Immigration; Industrial Development; Insurance; Live Stock and Meat Packing Industry; Power Resources; Pulp and Paper; Railway Development; Tobacco Growing and Prospects; Toronto; Water Transportation, etc., etc. Interior - very light browning to edges of endpapers, one small area of edge wrinkling on fold-out map, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear - more at corners including tiny piece missing at bottom corners, some browning to spine, light rubbing and some light variation to colour on spine and front cover. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
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