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DIVISIONS ON A GROUND: ESSAYS ON CANADIAN CULTURE., Frye, Northrop.  Edited, with preface, by James Polk.
181 Frye, Northrop. Edited, with preface, by James Polk. DIVISIONS ON A GROUND: ESSAYS ON CANADIAN CULTURE.
Anansi, Toronto, 1982, first edition. 
199 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0887840930 "Perhaps the most influential critical thinker of our century, Northrop Frye has long commented upon the cultural life of his own country. (This book) continues Frye's extraordinary enquiry into Canada's literature, universities, social assumptions and national character. In thirteen essays and addresses, Frye covers a broad range of subject matter, from future shock to the meaning of Canada's history; from student politics to the idea of the university; from regional verse to Marshall McLuhan and the age of television. Provocative, splendidly written and quite entertaining, (it) shows Northrop Frye at his most accessible: a book of prime importance to every North American." Faint erased pencil marks on rear pastedown, tiny foxing mark on fore-edge of textblock, very small bump and light fading at bottom edge of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, a few tiny closed tears, moderate rubbing causing some color loss. Very Good/Good 
Price: 14.00 USD
 
 
AMONG THE FLOWERS:  THE HUA-CHIEN CHI., Fusek, Lois, translator.
182 Fusek, Lois, translator. AMONG THE FLOWERS: THE HUA-CHIEN CHI.
Columbia University Press, New York, 1982. 
232 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H), soft cover. ISBN 0231049870 " 'Among the Flowers', the 'Hua-chien chi', was compiled about 940 by Chao Ch'ung-tso, a minor official at the court of the Later Shu. The majority of the eighteen poets represented in th is anthology were natives of the state of Shu, in what is now Szechuan Province, during this turbulent period. 'Among the Flowers' marks the emergence of a new and subsequently very influential genre in Chinese poetry, the lyric tz'u. For m a l l y , t h e tz'u is a text set to a musical compostion; thematically, the tz'u is a poetry of sensuous appeal. The 'flowers' of the title are the courtesans and singing girls who are the center of interest in this poetic world. Love - in it s ma ny a sp ec t s - is the common subject of the lyrics collected here; love is evoked in a consistent and highly nuanced pattern of imagery." Interior - previous owner's chop (stamp) on first page, otherwise clean and tight with no other owners hi p m ark s. Ex ter io r - minor rubbing, minor edge wear, minor corner curl. Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
WARTIME: UNDERSTANDING AND BEHAVIOR IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR., Fussell, Paul.
183 Fussell, Paul. WARTIME: UNDERSTANDING AND BEHAVIOR IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR.
Oxford University Press, New York, 1989. 
330 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0195037979 B&w photographs. "(H)ere Fussell examines the immediate impact of the war on common soldiers and civilians. He describes the psychological and emotional atmosphere of World War II. He analyzes the wishful thinking and the euphemisms people needed to deal with unacceptable reality (the early belief, for instance, that the war could be won with 'precision bombing', that is, by long distance); he describes the ab n o r m a l l y intense frustration of desire and some of the means by which desire was satisfied; and, most important, he emphasizes the damage the war did to intellect, discrimination, honesty, individuality, complexity, ambiguity and wit. Of cou rs e, n o Fu ss el l book would be complete without some serious discussion of the literature of the time. He examines, for instance, how the great privations of wartime (when oranges would be raffled off as valued prizes) resulted in roccoco pros e s tyl es th at dwe lt longingly on lavish dinners, and how the 'high-mindedness' of the era and the almost pathological need to 'accentuate the positive' invited the downfall of the acerbic H.L. Mencken and the ascent of E.B. White." Light wrinkl ing at b ott om of spin e. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing, minor dint on rear hinge. Near Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
'A NECESSITY AMONG US': THE OWEN SOUND GENERAL AND MARINE HOSPITAL. 1891-1985., Gagan, David.
184 Gagan, David. 'A NECESSITY AMONG US': THE OWEN SOUND GENERAL AND MARINE HOSPITAL. 1891-1985.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1990 0802034624 / 9780802034625 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
161 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, tables, graphs. "Near the end of the nineteenth century the town of Owen Sound, Ontario, opened a charity hospital. Over the next ninety years the General and Marine Hospital underwent a series of changes in direction and purpose, until it was eventually transformed into a major regional health care centre. In charting the history of the hospital, David Gagan reveals much about developments in medicine, health care policy, and social change in Ontario." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, three very small shallow dents on front panel. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
ARCHITECTONICS OF IMITATION IN SPENSER, DANIEL, AND DRAYTON., Galbraith, David.
185 Galbraith, David. ARCHITECTONICS OF IMITATION IN SPENSER, DANIEL, AND DRAYTON.
University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 2000, first edition. 
229 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0802044514 B&w illustrations. "This ground-breaking study explores the treatment of the boundaries between poetry and history in three epic literary works: Spenser's 'Faerie Queene', S amuel Daniel's 'Civil Wars', and Michael Drayton's 'Poly-Olbion'. David Galbraith argues that each of the three national poems enters into a dialogue with classical and more contemporary predecessors and that this relationship has profound i m p l i c a t ions for understanding the English Renaissance. He explores the importance for each poem of various aspects of the relationships between England and Rome and the significance of the recurring spatial metaphors by which the territor i es o f po et ry a nd history are constituted, negotiated, and traversed. By presenting historically and theoretically inflected readings of the poems, Galbraith gives new interpretation to important problems of allegory and poetic imitation." L igh t w ri nkl ing at bo tto m of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE WILDERNESS CAMPAIGN.  MILITARY CAMPAIGNS OF THE CIVIL WAR SERIES., Gallagher, Gary W., ed. (Brooks D. Simpson, John J. Hennessy, Gordon C. Rhea, Peter S. Carmichael, Robert K. Krick, Carol Reardon, Robert E.L. Krick, Gary W. Gallagher.)
186 Gallagher, Gary W., ed. (Brooks D. Simpson, John J. Hennessy, Gordon C. Rhea, Peter S. Carmichael, Robert K. Krick, Carol Reardon, Robert E.L. Krick, Gary W. Gallagher.) THE WILDERNESS CAMPAIGN. MILITARY CAMPAIGNS OF THE CIVIL WAR SERIES.
University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, 1997. 
283 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0807823341 B&w photographs, maps/battle plans, reproductions. "In the spring of 1864, in the vast scrub forest that spread south from Virginia's Rapidan and Rappahannock Rivers, Ulysse s S. Grant and Robert E. Lee met in battle for the first time. The Wilderness campaign of May 5-6 initiated an epic confrontation between these two commanders - one that would finally end, eleven months later, with Lee's surrender at Appomat t o x . T he contributors to this volume bring modern scholarship and fresh insight to bear on the issues and leaders of the Wilderness campaign. Their essays explore the campaign's background, for example, by training an often-revisionist lens on e xp ec ta t io ns among civilians in the North and South, morale among officers and soldiers in both armies, and the strategic plans of Lee and Grant. Other essays assess the shaky performance of Union cavalry leaders Philip H. Sheridan and Jame s H arr iso n W il s on, the controversial actions of Confederate corp commanders Richard S. Ewell and A.P.Hill, and the often overlooked service of Lewis A. Grant and his Vermont Brigade. Finally, two of the most famous elements of the fighting i n th e Wi lder ness - th e 'L ee to the Rear' episode and James Longstreet's flank attack - are reconstructed in impressive detail." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has some minor erinkling. Near Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
LETTERS HOME:  THE WARTIME CORRESPONDENCE AND DIARY OF JOHN EDWIN GARDINER RCAF (1919-1942)., Gardiner, John Edwin.  Edited by David E. Smith.
187 Gardiner, John Edwin. Edited by David E. Smith. LETTERS HOME: THE WARTIME CORRESPONDENCE AND DIARY OF JOHN EDWIN GARDINER RCAF (1919-1942).
Regina, Saskatchewan University of Regina / Canadian Plains Research Center 2004 088977157X / 9780889771574 Soft Cover Near Fine 
197 pp, 8vo (9" H). B&w photographs. "John Edwin Gardiner was the eldest son of James 'Jimmy' Gardiner, the most prominent Liberal politician of his day in western Canada. Edwin was called up by the RCAF in November 1940, received his Wings in October 1941, and travelled to England in early November 1941. On August 18, 1942, on the eve of the Dieppe Raid, Edwin wrote to his father: 'At long last we're going to take part in something big which you will read all about in the papers long before you get this letter'. Edwin Gardiner was killed when his plane went down on the following day. James Gardiner, who had lost two brothers in the First World War, had now lost his son to war. His wife, Violet, found the grief unbearable and took her own life in October 1944, yet another casualty of war. Gardiner kept all of Edwin's letters to the family. He investigated the circumstances of his son's death, visiting the graveyard at St. Aubin Le Cauf on several occasions and writing a thorough record of his findings. To the end of his life, he maintained contact with the family of the Canadian pilot who died at the same time as Edwin and with the French family who cared for their graves. John Edwin Gardiner's voice in 'Letters Home' is engaging, humorous, and intelligent. Like so many others of his generation, he exudes confidence and optimism despite the dangers of his situation. Perhaps most striking, and most touching, however, is the genuine family affection that pervades these letters." 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE SIGNIFYING MONKEY:  A THEORY OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN LITERARY CRITICISM., Gates, Henry Louis, Jr.
188 Gates, Henry Louis, Jr. THE SIGNIFYING MONKEY: A THEORY OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN LITERARY CRITICISM.
Oxford University Press, New York, 1989, 2nd printing. 
290 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), soft cover. ISBN 019506075X "(This) original, groundbreaking study explores the relationship between the African and African-American vernacular traditions and black literature, elaborating a new critical approach loc ated within this tradition that allows the black voice to speak for itself. Examining the ancient poetry and myths found in African, Latin American, and Caribbean culture, and particularly the Yoruba trickster figure of Esu-Elegbara and t h e S i g n i f y ing Monkey whose myths help articulate the black tradition's theory of its literature, Gates uncovers a unique system of interpretation and a powerful vernacular tradition that black slaves brought with them to the New World. Gat es u s es t hi s cr it ic al framework to examine several major works of African-American literature, including Zora Neale Hurston's 'Their Eyes Were Watching God', Ralph Ellison's 'Invisible Man', and Ishmael Reed's 'Mumbo Jumbo'." Interior - ti ny bum p to top /bo tt om cor ner of approx. first 50 pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - faint spine crease, tiny corner creases, very light rubbing. Very Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
DEAD SILENCE:  THE GREATEST MYSTERY IN ARCTIC DISCOVERY., Geiger, John and Beattie, Owen.
189 Geiger, John and Beattie, Owen. DEAD SILENCE: THE GREATEST MYSTERY IN ARCTIC DISCOVERY.
Toronto Viking 1993 0670843180 / 9780670843183 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
219 pp, 9 1/2" H. Color photographs, b&w drawings, reproductions. "In 1719 the Englishman James Knight, then in his seventies and vastly experienced in Arctic travel, set out with two ships and forty men to find the northwest passage. His ships entered Hudson Bay and were not seen again until almost three centuries later when Owen Beattie and John Geiger discovered them submerged and well-preserved near the remote Marble Island, known to the Inuit as 'Dead Man's Island'. (This) is an archaeological detective story (as the authors use) every available technique - historical clues, archaeological excavations, forensic analysis of human remains, the discovery of the missing ships - to cast new light on the Arctic's greatest mystery." Very minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
190 Gill, James E., ed. THE PROTEROZOIC IN CANADA.
University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1957, Ist ed. 
191 pp, lg 8vo, HC (no dj). The Royal Society of Canada Special Publications No. 2. Various descriptive papers on studies of Proterozoic rock groups. B&w illus, charts and maps. Boards lightly soiled, two scuff marks on front board. VG 
Price: 14.00 USD
 
 
191 Gillard, William and Tooke, Thomas. THE NIAGARA ESCARPMENT FROM TOBERMORY TO NIAGARA FALLS.
University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1975. 
137 pp, small 4to (10" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs, maps. "This book provides an informal history and tour of the Niagara Escarpment, the backbone of Ontario and one of Canada's natural wonders. Stretching from Tobermory at the tip of the Bruce Peninsula to Niagara Falls, the escarpment exhibits a wide diversity of landscape, people, and industry, in the present and in the past....Over 80 photographs....capture the various facets of the region. The rugged cliffs o f t h e B ruce Peninsula contrast with the pastoral lands beneath Mount Nemo; the neatly trimmed harbour at Tobermory counterpoints the Dundas swamp of Coote's Paradise. We see the interplay of industry and agriculture, from Owen Sound's grain el ev a to rs t h ro ugh Hamilton's blast furnaces to Jordan's vineyards, and recreation and culture, from tourist landmarks through Hockley Hills skiing to the musuems of history and art. The text provides entertaining glimpses of some of the pe o ple an d som e o f t he ev ents in the history of settlement and growth, proceeding from town to town, north to south. This readable book is the first to deal with the landscape and history of the entire Niagara Escarpment. It is a useful guid e to o ne o f the most int ere stin g and historic areas of Canada." Gift inscription on free front endpaper, slight fading to edges of colored endpapers, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top edge, one very s ma ll cl osed te ar, light to m oder atre rubbing and soiling on rear panel, minor browning at edges. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
192 Glazebrook, G.P. deT. THE STORY OF TORONTO.
Toronto University of Toronto 1971 0802017916 / 9780802017918 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
310 pp, 10" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. 3 maps - one on inside of dust jacket, 2 in book (1 folds out). "The purpose of this book is to tell the story of Toronto from its earliest days to the present: to describe its character at each stage of growth, how it changed, and why." Contents: Preface; Illustrations; A place in search of a purpose; The birth of a town; War and reconstruction; Government and governed; Urban supremacy; Provincial capital; Pride and prejudice; Progress and poverty; The end of an era; Problems of greatness; Life in Metropolitan Toronto; Toronto's realm; Notes; Bibliography; Picture and map credits; Index. Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has minor edge wear/wrinkling, tiny dent on rear hinge. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
CHILD OF CHINA.  OXFORD CHILDREN'S LIBRARY NO. 2., Gleit, Maria.  Translated by E.F. Peeler.
193 Gleit, Maria. Translated by E.F. Peeler. CHILD OF CHINA. OXFORD CHILDREN'S LIBRARY NO. 2.
London Oxford University Press 1967 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Walter Holz. 
188 pp, small 8vo (7 7/8" H). B&w illustrations by William Holz, dust jacket design by William Stobbs.. "Sa Tu Sai was a happy little Chinese girl until the great flood came, and she and her family were swept away into the unfriendly waters of the overflowing Yangtze Kiang. Huts, crops, animals, and livelihood disappeared overnight, and Sa Tu Sai, her mother, her father, and her three brothers were stranded in a leaky old houseboat. And that night, while they were floating slowly down the river, Sa Tu Sai rescued a small baby, whom she named Tu Ku. The subsequent adventures of Sa Tu Sai and Tu Ku, her adopted brother (involving the Japanese invasion of China), are varied and exciting, and Sa Tu Sai's devotion and bravery will not soon be forgotten by the reader. Both author and artist have caught the spirit of China and have made between them an uncommon book." Slight curl to boards, two pages with tiny tear at top edge. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has very light edge wrinkling, minor soiling. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
AIKINS OF THE U OF T MEDICAL FACULTY., Godfrey, Charles.  Inscribed.
194 Godfrey, Charles. Inscribed. AIKINS OF THE U OF T MEDICAL FACULTY.
Codam, Madoc, Ontario, 1998. 
341 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 0968422608 B&w plates. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE. "(E)xplores the many factors which led to the establishment of the Medical Faculty, University of Toronto in which William Thomas Aikins played a leading role. Through the maelstrom of medical politics in the second half of the nineteenth century in Canada, W.T. Aikins emerges as the calm, steadfast leader who eventually triumphed over all obstacles and brought the University of Toronto Medical Faculty into being. To accomplish this, it was necessary to organize Ontario physicians, raise the competence and standing of medical practitioners and guide medical teaching through a crisis of faith, a revolution of physiology and a plethora of epistemologies of healing. His success set the stage for the initial wave of medical excellence in the province, which lead to the magnificent accomplishments of the first quarter of the twentieth century." Interior - soft bump at bottom edge of pages 323 to end of book, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - soft crease at bottom edge of rear cover. Very Good 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
"OUR GALLANT DOCTOR".  ENIGMA AND TRAGEDY: SURGEON LIEUTENANT GEORGE HENDRY AND HMCS OTTAWA, 1942., Goodwin, James.  Forewords by Michael Bliss and Tony German.
195 Goodwin, James. Forewords by Michael Bliss and Tony German. "OUR GALLANT DOCTOR". ENIGMA AND TRAGEDY: SURGEON LIEUTENANT GEORGE HENDRY AND HMCS OTTAWA, 1942.
Dundurn, Toronto, 2007, first edition. 
280 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 9781550026870 B&w photographs, drawings, reproductions, map. "During the Battle of the Atlantic, Dr. George Hendry had just finished performing two major surgical operations on board t he destroyer HMCS Ottawa when his ship was ambushed by 13 German U-boats. Canadian warships like Ottawa had inadequate radar sets that were incapable of detecting submarines approaching in the dark. On September 13, 1942, U-91 stole in and t o r p e d o ed Ottawa, sinking her in 20 minutes. Utterly exhausted, Dr. Hendry was lost along with 113 of his shipmates. George Hendry was a much-loved man, a great university athlete, and a very good doctor. Unfortunately, he was also naive and t oo t ru st in g. One night in January 1941, he committed a very foolish indiscretion. He would spend the rest of his tragically short life making amends for this mistake." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has some areas of ve ry lig ht edg e w rinkling, very light rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
196 Gossage, Carolyn. A QUESTION OF PRIVILEGE: CANADA'S INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS.
Toronto Peter Martin 1977 088778156X / 9780887781568 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
301 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. "(T)he first comprehensive examination of the independent schools and their role in Canadian society. Based on extensive research in neglected historical records and on hundreds of interviews from coast to coast, it documents the evolution of fifty schools across the country, sketches some of the famous (and infamous) headmasters and mistresses, and reveals the often unconventional beginnings of these Establishment establishments. No dry academic history, (it) concentrates on the people and the colour behind the grey walls: the milkman who became a headmaster by soliciting students on his rounds; the seven Anglican sisters who financed their school by selling used clothing; the school that acquired its property, an opulent nineteenth-century mansion, at a cut-rate price from a bankrupt social climber. (This) is a delight for everyone interested in Canadian education and social history." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, two tiny corner creases. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, tiny tear at bottom of spine, two tiny scuffs at top of spine, a few tiny dents on front hinge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
DISTANT DOMINION:  BRITAIN AND THE NORTHWEST COAST OF NORTH AMERICA, 1579-1809., Gough, Barry M.
197 Gough, Barry M. DISTANT DOMINION: BRITAIN AND THE NORTHWEST COAST OF NORTH AMERICA, 1579-1809.
University of British Columbia Press, Vancouver, (1980), Ist edition. 
190 pp, large 8vo, HC in dust jacket. B&w illus, maps. "(T)he first comprehensive survey to examine Britian's motives for expeditions to this most distant frontier of British maritime development. It is also the first to draw the history of the coast into the general realm of Pacific history, relating its development to events in Europe, the American eastern seaboard, Australia, the Falkland Islands, and China. This entertaining book offers fresh insight into an exciting chapter of North American history." Very minor edgewear to boards. Dust jacket has very minor edgewear, spine lightly browned. NF/VG+ 
Price: 18.00 USD
 
 
CANADA'S ARMY:  WAGING WAR AND KEEPING THE PEACE., Granatstein, J.L.
198 Granatstein, J.L. CANADA'S ARMY: WAGING WAR AND KEEPING THE PEACE.
University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 2002. 
519 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0802046916 B&w photographs, reproductions. "(This book) traces the full three-hundred-year history of the Canadian army, from its origins in New France, through the Conquest, the Revol utionary War and the War of 1812, Confederation, militia reform, the South African War, the two world wars, the Korean War, to postwar peacekeeping and peacemaking. Covering the major conflicts in depth, and exploring battles, tactics, and w e a p o n s , J.L. Granatstein also offers a rich analysis of the political context for the battles and events that shaped our understanding of the nation's army, not least the fluctuations of Canadian defence spending and the methods of raising mi li ta ry m an po we r. (He) pays particular homage to the foot soldier, interweaving personal anecdotes into the history...." Gift inscription on title page, minor bump at bottom corners of boards, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust ja cke t h as lig ht edg e w ear/wrinkling, crease down spine, light damp stain on lower front panel/front flap area, minor waviness. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
JOURNEY THROUGH NEW ENGLAND: A GUIDE.  VOLUMES 1 - 12., Grant Bowden, Mrs.  (Mary Grant Bowden.).  Frank O. Spinney, Hugh Gourley, Perry T. Rathbone, Howard C. Holman, Carl Crossman, Katherine J. Schrader, Susan Wilson, John Wilmerding, Ernest S. Dodge, Sinclair H. Hitchings, Martha G. Fales, et al.
199 Grant Bowden, Mrs. (Mary Grant Bowden.). Frank O. Spinney, Hugh Gourley, Perry T. Rathbone, Howard C. Holman, Carl Crossman, Katherine J. Schrader, Susan Wilson, John Wilmerding, Ernest S. Dodge, Sinclair H. Hitchings, Martha G. Fales, et al. JOURNEY THROUGH NEW ENGLAND: A GUIDE. VOLUMES 1 - 12.
Boston, Massachusetts Mrs. Grant Bowden Soft Cover Very Good Inscribed By Author
12 volumes of "Journey Through New England: A Guide", dating from 1964 to 1975, each approx. 8 1/2" H and containing between 123 to 128 pages. The first volume is inscribed on the page titled "A Welcome": "For Clinton Toms / With every good wish - / Mary G. Bowden." B&w photographs, reproductions, advertisements for local businesses. Articles about local history, architecture, art, artists, antiques, towns & cities, museums, authors, etc., including Early American Silver / Mary Baker Eddy and Her Church / Winslow Homer at Prouts Neck / Monhegan Island / The Clipper Ship / Newburysport Illustrated / The Ship Building Town of Essex / Baking in a Brick Oven / Phillis Wheatly, America's First Black Poetess / Melville Comes to New Bedford / Benedict Arnold and the March to Quebec / Norman Rockwell - Noted Portraitist of America / Portland Glass / Emily Dickinson, Journey into Immortality / The Art of the Colonial Cabinet Maker / The Wreck of the Palatine, A Winter's Tale / Augustus Saint Gaudens and the Cornish Colony / Colonel John Stark and That Unlucky Affair at Bennington, etc., etc. Interiors - Vol 1 has a soft small crease at top corner of last four page leaves, light water stain at top inside edge of rear cover; vol 11 has a very small crease to fore-edge of pages 89 to 94; otherwise all volumes are clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - Vol 1 has water stain at top 1" edge of rear cover, light soiling to rear cover, small areas of faint scuffing and some light toning on spine; vol 2 has light soiling on rear cover; vol 3 has some light rubbing and tiny scuff (last letter missing in 'A Guide') and wrinkling on spine, small price label on front cover; vol 6 has a small price label on front cover; vol 9 has a tiny light stain at top of front hinge; vol 10 has tiny bump to top of rear hinge; vol 12 has minor browning at top /bottom edges of covers; very minor edge wear to some volumes. 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
A CROWN OF LIFE:  THE WORLD OF JOHN McCRAE., Graves, Dianne.  (John McCrae.)
200 Graves, Dianne. (John McCrae.) A CROWN OF LIFE: THE WORLD OF JOHN McCRAE.
St Catharines, Ontario Vanwell 1997 15506809149 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
300 pp, lg.8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w maps, drawings, photographs. "Born in Canada, (John) McCrae served in the South African War before carving out a career as an eminent doctor. It was during the Great War, whilst serving in 1915 as both an artillery and medical officer in the Second Battle of Ypres, that he wrote his famous poem (In Flanders Fields). Set against a background of nearly half a century of history, (the author) brings alive in fascinating detail John McCrae and his world - amongst them Rudyard Kipling, Leo Amery, Sir Alexander Fleming, and Stephen Leacock; the threads that linked their lives; and the story of four people who, after the war, were instrumental in the events that led to poppies being manufactured and sold to raise funds." Dust jacket has soft wrinkle at bottom edge of front panel. 
Price: 18.00 USD
 
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