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OLD BOOKS IN THE OLD WORLD:  REMINISCENCES OF BOOK BUYING ABROAD., Rostenberg, Leona & Stern, Madeleine B.
181 Rostenberg, Leona & Stern, Madeleine B. OLD BOOKS IN THE OLD WORLD: REMINISCENCES OF BOOK BUYING ABROAD.
New Castle, Delaware Oak Knoll 1996 1884718183 / 9781884718182 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
175 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "(A) charming account of postwar book buying abroad by the 'Holmes and Watson' of antiquarian books. After the (Second World War), Americans went abroad for European culture, food and art, but Rostenberg & Stern, the Grand Dames of the antiquarian book-selling world, went to Europe to buy old books. (This book) glows with the details of their book-buying trips abroad between 1947 and 1957. Filled with tales of steamships, cobblestone streets and dusty rare bookshops, this illustrated journal draws from original diaries and letters and contemporary recollections. Full of history and bookish tales, this personal insight into postwar Europe and the antiquarian bookselling scene will be of interest both to the seasoned bibliophile and to the casual reader." Very small area of slight surface paper loss on front free endpaper, very minor edge wear. Dust jacket is price clipped; has fading to color on spine, rear hinge and at top edge; small corner crease on rear flap; light wrinkling at top edge; light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BOOKS IN THE BLOOD:  MEMOIRS OF A FOURTH GENERATION BOOKSELLER., Rota, Anthony.
182 Rota, Anthony. BOOKS IN THE BLOOD: MEMOIRS OF A FOURTH GENERATION BOOKSELLER.
New Castle, Delaware Oak Knoll Press 2002 1584560762 / 9781584560760 Limited Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- 
313 pp, 9" H. From an edition of 1,700 copies, of which 950 were for sale. B&w photographs, repro-ductions. "Anthony Rota, dealer in antiquarian books and first editions for over half a century, talks of the private collectors and university libraries whose collectiions he has helped to enrich over these years, remembering his colleagues in the firm and in the trade generally. His early training under Bertram Rota, and the history of the firm since the latter's early death, are followed by telling com-mentaries on virtually all aspects of the trade, including runners (scouts), auctions (and auction rings), and the problems of buying privately or in competition. As past president of the Antiquarian Book-sellers' Association, and of the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (of which he is now President of Honour), these lightly written memoirs, may be read as a guide to collectors and dealers alike, or, more simply, for the sheer pleasure of their reading." Book is slightly cocked, small area of minor fading at bottom of front board. Dust jacket has light fading to spine, top edge of flaps and 1' band at top of front panel; minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
183 Rubinek, Saul. SO MANY MIRACLES.
Markham, Ontario Viking 1988 0670818585 / 9780670818587 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
216 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w photographs. "Saul grew up thinking that everyone's parents had nightmares. While interviewing his mother and father, he found more than the source of nightmares. This powerful oral history paints a vivid picture of the young 'shtetl' girl who fell in love with the first Jewish man she ever saw dance the tango - the city boy, a boy who had broken away from religious tradition to make his fortune as an actor. (This) is the story of the young couple's love and marriage, over the strenuous objections of parents, despite the spectre of war and Holocaust. Frania and Israel tell of their 28 months in hiding with Polish farmers; of how they ran from Poland with the help of an underground refugee network and made their way, through the Displaced Persons camp, to Canada. The last part of the book is about the Rubineks' return to Poland, after more than 40 years, to have a reunion with the Polish family who saved their lives. Saul began to tape interviews with his mother and father over 12 years ago. What emerged was not only a family reconciliation but also an intricate personal history - romantic, horrific and passionate." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
184 Ruge, Friedrich. Foreword by Lt. Gen. E.B. Roberts. Translated by Ursula R. Moessner. ROMMEL IN NORMANDY. REMINISCENCES BY FRIEDRICH RUGE.
San Rafael, California Presidio 1979 0891410104 / 9780891410102 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 
266 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H). B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "As Rommel's naval adviser, Friedrich Ruge is uniquely qualified to bring out the man behind the legend. In the months before the Normandy invasion, Ruge accompanied Rommel on his tours of the French coast. He was a firsthand witness to the frustration and despair that frequently overcame German officers at the impossibility of the task imposed on them by Hitler's irrational optimism. Defeat was certain, yet Rommel did his best to defend the coast against imminent invasion. He encouraged his men and tried to instill some feeling of optimism about the eventual outcome of the war and the reconstruction of Germany. After the Allied landing Rommel fought against the corruption, petty ambitions, and jealousies of the high command. Implicated in the assassination attempt against Hitler, Rommel was secretly murdered, then given the mockery of a state funeral. In their time spent together, Rommel and Ruge became close. Their formal talks concerned problems of coastal defense and reserve forces, but their informal conversation was off the record and confidences were shared. Rommel carried a heavy emotional burden, the author recalls, 'He felt responsible for the fate of the whole nation'. Through Ruge's eyes Rommel emerges as a man to be respected for his personal qualities as well as his military exploits, a man of stature, facing the most difficult time in his life." Small dent in top edge of rear board, minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has light soiling, a few small blue dye stains on rear flap, a few very small tears archivally taped, light edge wear/wrinkling and a few tiny chips, minor browning. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
SPITFIRE OFFENSIVE:  A FIGHTER PILOT'S WAR MEMOIR., Sampson, R.W.F., Wing Commander, with Norman Franks.  Foreword by Air Commodore P.M. Brothers.
185 Sampson, R.W.F., Wing Commander, with Norman Franks. Foreword by Air Commodore P.M. Brothers. SPITFIRE OFFENSIVE: A FIGHTER PILOT'S WAR MEMOIR.
London Grub Street 1994 0898697027 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
182 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "(A) graphic account of (Sampson's) three years flying Spitfires on offensive operations over France and from continental bases in France and Holland. He has covered in some detail his period commanding the Free French Wing, of which little has been recorded in Britain. In this he has been helped by a number of his former pilots. His story is told with pace, spice and honesty and his recollections of people and events provide a refreshing insight into the life of a wartime fighter pilot." Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling and rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
SPITFIRE OFFENSIVE:  A FIGHTER PILOT'S WAR MEMOIR., Sampson, R.W.F., Wing Commander, with Norman Franks.  Foreword by Air Commodore P.M. Brothers.
186 Sampson, R.W.F., Wing Commander, with Norman Franks. Foreword by Air Commodore P.M. Brothers. SPITFIRE OFFENSIVE: A FIGHTER PILOT'S WAR MEMOIR.
Barton-Under-Needwood, Staffordshire Wrens Park 2002 0905778715 / 9780905778716 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
182 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "(A) graphic account of (Sampson's) three years flying Spitfires on offensive operations over France and from continental bases in France and Holland. He has covered in some detail his period commanding the Free French Wing, of which little has been recorded in Britain. In this he has been helped by a number of his former pilots. His story is told with pace, spice and honesty and his recollections of people and events provide a refreshing insight into the life of a wartime fighter pilot." A few very tiny shallow dents on rear board. Dust jacket has three small areas of tiny dents and three line indentations on rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
AT THE HEMINGWAYS:  A FAMILY PORTRAIT., Sanford, Marcelline Hemingway.
187 Sanford, Marcelline Hemingway. AT THE HEMINGWAYS: A FAMILY PORTRAIT.
Putnam, London, 1963, first British edition. 
244 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs. "Ernest Hemingway's sister is a talented author in her own right, and in this book she gives a lively and delightful picture of the upbringing of a remarkable family. Their fathe r, Dr Hemingway, with his rugged personality, his pioneering reminiscences, and his love of open-air sports, was much admired by the young Ernest - who later came also to appreciate his true courage as an independent doctor. There was a cl o s e b o n d between these two: and one of a different kind between the five children and his mother, the gentle, rather pampered, very musical Grace Hall....Mrs Sanford takes us into a warm and vivid intimacy with Ernest the prolific inventor of n ic k- n am es , Er n est the aspiring musician, and the avid reader. Later (she and Ernest) competed in their first efforts at literary composition. Mrs Sanford tells how Ernest left home to work on the Kansas City 'Star', and records the episo de of his i ntr odu ct ion t o the Toronto 'Star'. (This book) tells of a large and lively family brought up on the old-fashioned virtues - a spirited family, full of activity. And as the member of it closest to the author, we have Ernest Heming way as he was in the yea rs o f i nnocence." Two tiny marks on free front endpaper, light browning to edges of textblock and to top edge of boards, bump at top of spine and at three corners, very light edge wear. Dust jacket has light to modera te e dge wear /wri nkli ng, a fe w ver y sm all chips, two small edge tears archivally taped, small irregular shaped tear archivally taped on rear hinge, light rubbing and tiny scuffs, light soiling - mainly on rear panel. Good/Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ARGUMENT OF KINGS., Scannell, Vernon.  (John Bain.)
188 Scannell, Vernon. (John Bain.) ARGUMENT OF KINGS.
London Robson 1987 0860514447 / 9780860514442 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
254 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). "Perhaps Scannell was not well suited to army life, though his experience of it was varied: while serving with the Gordon Highlanders, he deserted 'in a forward area' in North Africa, was caught and sent to one of the harshest penal institutions, a Military Prison in Alexandria. Released on a Suspended Sentence, he took part in the D-Day landings in Normandy, was later wounded, and ended up in a military hospital near Warrington where he experienced a romantic interlude of both lyric and comic poignancy. Scannell is considered to be one of the best poets of the Second World War, and has written widely about the period in both prose and verse, yet there have been crucial aspects of his war experience he has not revealed until now. In this book, he presents himself as the young soldier John Bain (his name until he changed it in 1945) because he feels that in the forty or so years that have elapsed since these events took place, he has become someone quite other than the 21-year-old whose adventures he relates. This true story is exciting, moving and, at times, funny; and we believe it to be a unique record of important aspects of war about which little has been previously written and certainly nothing to compare with the power and originality of 'Argument of Kings'." Light wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top of spine, slight fading to colour on spine, minor rubbing, crease down rear flap. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CANADA REMEMBERS., Scott, D.B., ed.  (Patrice A. Dutil, D.B. Scott, Hugh Halliday, Robert Collins, Charles Oberdorf, J.L. Granatstein, Desmond Morton.
189 Scott, D.B., ed. (Patrice A. Dutil, D.B. Scott, Hugh Halliday, Robert Collins, Charles Oberdorf, J.L. Granatstein, Desmond Morton. CANADA REMEMBERS.
Toronto St. Clair Group, 1994 Soft Cover Very Good - 
82 pp, 10 3/4" H, soft cover (magazine format). Profusely illustrated in color and b&w. Contents: A Summer Chill: With a quiet, but independent resolve, Canada declares war on another country for the first time in its history; The March To Victory : A memory map of Canada's war - The chronology of victory and defeat on the battle front and the home front; On The Front Line: Overseas, the ordinary Canadian serviceman battled the enemy but also boredom, dirt and loneliness; Capturing The Moments: One of the most remarkable legacies of the Second World War was the work of Canada's war artists; An Arsenal For Democracy: For every Canadian in uniform, there were ten serving on the home front, working for victory in everyway they could; Pulling Out The Stops: When the war came, Canadian industry and workers armed an astonished world; A Time For Reflection: Six Canadians look back 50 years - what it was like then, and what it's been like since the Second World War; The War Changed Everything: Canada has a lot to celebrate besides the victory. It had loosened up, lightened up and beome a kinder, gentler place; Men Of Valour: Canada's Second World War Victoria Cross Receipients. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - Light edge wear - mainly on spine, small bump to bottom of spine with moderate wear. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
A CHRONICLE OF THE PARISH OF ST. JAMES' ANGLICAN CHURCH, CALEDON EAST, 1843-1978., Sime, Emily G.W., McDonald, Edith Herman, Herman, Lloyd.
190 Sime, Emily G.W., McDonald, Edith Herman, Herman, Lloyd. A CHRONICLE OF THE PARISH OF ST. JAMES' ANGLICAN CHURCH, CALEDON EAST, 1843-1978.
Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
32 pp, 9" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. Contents: In Appreciation; In the Footsteps of the Early Missionaries; Historical Sketch of Saint James' Church; St. James' Cemetery; Organizations; Memorials and Gifts / Honour Rolls; Parish Chronology; Appendix: A Rectory Childhood in Caledon East 1912-1917 (Lot 18 Emma Street) by Edith Herman McDonald and Lloyd Herman; Bishops of Toronto Diocese. Interior - ownership stamp on inside of front cover, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - previous owner's name and small label on front cover, two tiny corner creases. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A SOLDIER'S VIEW OF EMPIRE:  THE REMINISCENCES OF JAMES BODELL, 1831-92., Sinclair, Keith, edited by.  (James Bodell.)
191 Sinclair, Keith, edited by. (James Bodell.) A SOLDIER'S VIEW OF EMPIRE: THE REMINISCENCES OF JAMES BODELL, 1831-92.
Bodley Head, London, 1982, first edition. 
216 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0370302249 B&w plates. "James Bodell was born in 1831 near Nottingham, the son of poor parents. At sixteen, he enlisted in the army and was sent first to Ireland, then slowly recovering fro m the great potato famine, and then to Hong Kong, where most of his regiment died of malaria or other tropical diseases. He bought himself out of the army and went to Van Diemen's Land (later Tasmania) where he kept a hotel, but eventuall y b e c a m e d isgusted with the atmosphere of a recent convict settlement. In 1856 he moved to Victoria, where the great gold rush had begun, prospered, but finally lost his money in unwise speculation during a period of excessive drinking. In 1 8 63 h e vo lu nt e er ed to serve in New Zealand in the Maori wars. Discharged in 1866, he was given a town lot of land as well as farming land by the government at the town of Tauranga, where he was an outstanding pioneer, making money and be com in g M ayo r. H e l ate r mad e two return trips to England to visit his family in Leicester. In about 1881, he began to write his reminiscences, an ambitious undertaking for a man with so little formal education, and in 1978, on the death of one of his Eng lis h de scen dant s, the original manuscript was offered to the Bodley Head for publication. It has been edited by Keith Sinclair and presents a unique picture of how the British Empire was colonised and what life in the Briti sh ar my o f the time was like in t he ra nks . Th is is a frank, often amusing and very colourful account of the Empire seen from below." Previous owner's embossed blind stamp on free front endpaper, slight bump to top of spine. Dust jacket is pri ce cl ipped, has l ight crease s at t op of spin e. Ve ry Good/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE GERMAN OCCUPATION OF JERSEY:  A COMPLETE DIARY OF EVENTS FROM JUNE 1940 TO JUNE 1945., Sinel, Mr.  Harrison, A.G., foreword.
192 Sinel, Mr. Harrison, A.G., foreword. THE GERMAN OCCUPATION OF JERSEY: A COMPLETE DIARY OF EVENTS FROM JUNE 1940 TO JUNE 1945.
Evening Post, Jersey, 1945. 
298 pp, 8vo (8 1/8" H), soft cover. From the Foreword: "I have been in the position, perhaps more than anyone else, to appreciate the risks that Mr. Sinel took in this work and a witness to the fact that on many occasions notes for the Diary were being written at 'The Evening Post' Office under the very eyes of the Germans. It was not in ignorance of the risks involved that the author undertook this work, for a short time after the arrival of the Germans in the Island a senior member of 'Th e Evening Post' staff was imprisoned by the Secret Police for six weeks merely on the suspicion of writing a diary of local events, although they were unable to find or prove anything. So this Diary has been compiled, and I feel sure that i t s o b j e c tiveness and the omission of the fantastic rumours which were continually in circulation in the rumour-infested Island will prove it to be an accurate record of day-to-day happenings during this little Island's ordeal by German domina ti on . " I nt er io r - binding firm, moderate browning to pages, some damage to corners and edges of preliminary pages and last few pages. Exterior - moderate edge wear and creases on covers, corners missing/damaged on covers, small pieces missi ng fro m pa per sp ine co ver, wrinkles and creases on spine, water stain on front cover, light soiling, heavy browning to edges of text block. Poor. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
CUPID AND THE JACARANDA., Sitwell, Sacheverell.
193 Sitwell, Sacheverell. CUPID AND THE JACARANDA.
Macmillan, London, 1952, first edition. 
217 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "....ranges the wide field between fact and fiction. Partly, in its beginnings, it is Mr. Sitwell's autobiography in terms of what he has described and seen. An American critic has written of him : 'Perhaps no writer has ever covered a wider range in the arts that make life beautiful. Particularly impressive is the sum and volume of his writings on architecture, painting and sculpture.' The same critic continues: 'But his passi o n f o r m u s ic and the theatre is almost as constant,' and of this enthusiasm there is full evidence in this new work, which contains particularly beautiful passages on dancing. A good deal of the last part of the book is taken up with flower d es c ri pt io n s, a nd here the author writes with all the fire he devoted to 'The Kingdom of the Birds'....Mr. Sitwell has never trodden the beaten track, and 'Cupid and the Jacaranda' is unlike any other book. It shows him at his best, and wil l n ot fa il to fi nd its de votees." A few tiny faint foxing specks on endpapers - also at top edge of title page and preceeding page, slight fading and a few tiny foxing marks to color on top of textblock, light wrinkling at bottom of spine , mi nor edg e we ar. D ust ja cket has light edge wear/wrinkling, a few tiny chips, two small tears - one with creases, light fading/browning to spine and flap-folds - tiny foxing marks on flap-folds, light browning and scattered foxing on ins ide s urfa ce. VG/G + 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
TOMLIN'S CREW:  A BOMBARDIER'S STORY., Smallwood, J.W.
194 Smallwood, J.W. TOMLIN'S CREW: A BOMBARDIER'S STORY.
Sunflower University Press, Manhattan, Kansas, 1992. 
260 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 0897451546 B&w illustrations. "John William Smallwood, Jr., says 'The general idea for writing this book formed in my mind while commuting from New Jersey to New York City in the early 1950s, once the aftermat h of some fairly arduous World War II experiences had begun to jell.' Over the next 20 years he assembled his personal diaries, letters written home, and news clippings bearing on the war in Europe, then confirmed details in several univers i t y l i b r aries as well as in the U.S. Air Force archives." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, small group of tiny soiling marks on top of textblock, tiny scuff on front cover. Very Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
A NICE CLEAN PLATE:  RECOLLECTIONS 1919-1931., Smiley, Lavinia.
195 Smiley, Lavinia. A NICE CLEAN PLATE: RECOLLECTIONS 1919-1931.
Salisbury, Wiltshire Michael Russell 1981 0859550826 / 9780859550826 Second Impression. Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
96 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs, drawings, family tree on endpapers. "This is a good book about children, and a wonderful book about rich children. Though it was conceived originally only for private distribution, it would have been a shame had the matter ended there. The author's upbringing - she is a granddaughter of the first Lord Cowdray - suffered from very few limitations of budget, but she was, by her own account, a shy and pessimistic child (imagine the frustrations of being a pessimist about the Pearsons!) who viewed with dismay some of the side effects of her good fortune. (This) is a sympathetic, funny, unreproachful book, a bonanza for the social historian, and written with a real feeling for the essence of childhood." Book is slightly cocked, minor bump at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light wear at top of spine, minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
DON'T SETTLE FOR SECOND: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF CORNELIUS C. SMITH., Smith, Cornelius C., Jr.  Foreword by Sen. Barry Goldwater.
196 Smith, Cornelius C., Jr. Foreword by Sen. Barry Goldwater. DON'T SETTLE FOR SECOND: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF CORNELIUS C. SMITH.
Presidio, San Rafael, California, 1977. 
229 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0891410074 B&w photographs, drawings (by the author). "Cornelius Cole Smith was above all else a professional soldier. His army career spanned thirty turbulent years, April 9, 1890 to April 9, 1920. He witnessed the transformation of the United States from a second-class military power prior to the Spanish-American War to the most powerful nation on earth after World War I. He participated in the final Indian campaigns, t h e b r utal conquest of the Moros on the Philippine Islands and the birth pangs of the American Labor Movement. This varied career took 'Corney' Smith from the sun-baked deserts of Arizona to the bone-chilling plains of the Dakotas, from the tr op ic al ju ng les of Mindano to the beautiful parks of the Sierra Nevada, and from fever-ridden camps in Tampa to a diplomatic post in Bogota. Regardless of the surroundings, he brought the same diligence and professionalism to each assignment. (Th is) so l die r's writings of his life and times provide the basis for a forthright glimpse into another era. His voluminous diaries and reminiscences amount to a second career which added lustre to the first. Corney's perceptive and continui ng o bser vati on s re veal the excitement, color, pathos and suffering that surrounded him." Very minor edge wear. Dust jacket has been price clipped, has minor edge wear, one tiny tear archivally taped, fading to spine color, minor rubbing. Ve ry Go od+/G ood+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
74 DAYS:  AN ISLANDER'S DIARY OF THE FALKLANDS OCCUPATION., Smith, John.
197 Smith, John. 74 DAYS: AN ISLANDER'S DIARY OF THE FALKLANDS OCCUPATION.
Quetzal, Old Basing, 2002, 2nd edition. 
214 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1903657032 Map endpapers. B&w photographs. "First published in 1984, this book is the story of the 1982 occupation as observed and written by a Falklander. This second edition has an updated postscript and previously unpublished photographs. It is a day-to-day diary account of that period illustrated with more than thirty photographs telling us what life was for John Smith, his family and friends during the two and a h a l f m o n t h period of occupation by the Argentine military forces. Bringing to life the emotions, characters, hardships and humdrum of the days under occupation, it offers us a unique and detailed insight into what it was actually like to live d ur in g t ha t un certain time." Minor bump at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
198 Smith, Len. (Arthur Leonard Smith) DRAWING FIRE: THE DIARY OF A GREAT WAR SOLDIER AND ARTIST.
London Collins 2009 0007313845 / 9780007313846 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
383 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H). Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour with reproductions of Len Smith's drawings and diary pages, and photographs. "Len Smith joined the City of London Regiment on his 23rd birthday in September 1914, and fought in some of the bloodiest battles of the First World War - at Loos and Vimy Ridge - before being drafted as an observer and becoming an accredited War Artist. After a severe bout of trench fever he was transferred to the Royal Engineers Special Branch where he worked on various camouflage devices. (In this book the) horrors of war in the trenches are brought to life with a rare immediacy and power - Len's colour sketches of the people and places he encountered create an extraordinary intimacy and tremendous sense of being at his side during his experiences." Very light edge wear to corners and at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, minor wear at bottom of spine. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
199 Smith, Peter L. With F.G.C. Wood & S.G. Pettit. A MULTITUDE OF THE WISE: UVIC REMEMBERED.
Victoria, British Columbia Alumni Association of the University of Victoria 1993 1550580523 / 9781550580525 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
208 pp, 11 1/4" H. Colour and b&w photographs, cartoons, etc. "(T)ells the story of UVic's evolution from the tiny original Victoria College of 1903 to the modern University of Victoria (British Columbia). (An) informal and affectionate review of an unusually colourful institution, presented by a native Victorian who is an alumnus of Victoria College and a longtime faculty member at UVic. (The) narrative is enlivened with anecdotal reminiscences, and is richly illustrated with archival photographs. A primary aim has been to reveal how UVic's personality continues to be influenced by its long tradition, although greatly altered by the dramatic changes that it has undergone. The University's history is treated in detail only until 1975, a watershed year in its growth. In reflective essays, the author summarizes more recent developments." Minor wrinkle at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
BLOODY BURON:  THE BATTLE OF BURON, NORMANDY - 08 JULY 1944., Snowie, J. Allan, Captain.
200 Snowie, J. Allan, Captain. BLOODY BURON: THE BATTLE OF BURON, NORMANDY - 08 JULY 1944.
Erin, Ontario Boston Mills Press 1984 0919822916 / 9780919822917 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
120 pp, oblong (8 3/4" H 11 1/8" D). B&w photographs, maps. "(T)he author has employed an unusual and fascinating approach by separating out of the Normandy campaign one battle that took place on July 8th, 1944. This book focuses on members of the Highland Light Infantry of Canada, some of whom were decorated for outstanding bravery and valour in that battle." Contents: Historiette; England; Overlord; Villons-Les-Buissons; The Charnwood Plan; Private Agony - Finest Hour; Aftermath; Through Europe and Home; Epilogue; Buron Roll of Honour; Citations; Glossary; References; Bibliography; Interviews; Roll Call: D-Day and Buron. Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light waviness at bottom edge of pages. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, wrinkling/crease at top edge, very light rubbing. 
Price: 110.00 USD
 
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