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MYTH SERIES - FIRST 6 VOLUMES.  1. ANOTHER FINE MYTH.  2. MYTH CONCEPTIONS.  3. MYTH DIRECTIONS.  4. HIT OR MYTH.  5. MYTH-ING PERSONS.  6. LITTLE MYTH MARKER., Asprin, Robert A.
21 Asprin, Robert A. MYTH SERIES - FIRST 6 VOLUMES. 1. ANOTHER FINE MYTH. 2. MYTH CONCEPTIONS. 3. MYTH DIRECTIONS. 4. HIT OR MYTH. 5. MYTH-ING PERSONS. 6. LITTLE MYTH MARKER.
New York Ace Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good Walter Velez, dover art. 
First six volumes of the Myth Series - with the first four books in a publisher's slipcase - 6 3/4" H. 1. Another Fine Myth - 200 pp, 1984 3rd printing, ISBN 0441023606 - "Skeeve was a magician's apprentice, until an assassin hired by an ancient enemy struck and his master was dead. Skeeve suddenly found himself alone with Aahz, a purple-tongued demon the old magician had summoned from another dimension as a practical joke just before he was killed. Aahz had lost his powers, Skeeve had lost his job. So together, they set out through a universe populated by Deveels (or devils), Imps, dragons, unicorns and more, looking for a way to get even." 2. Myth Conceptions - 217 pp, 1986 5th printing, ISBN 0441555209 - "Skeeve was summoned to the court of Roderick the Fifth of Possiltum to audition for the position of Court Magician. Unfortunately for everyone, he got the job. How was Aahz going to help Skeeve defend a kindgom against the mightiest invading army in the world? With his pet dragon Gleep and bewitching green-haired Tanda standing by, Skeeve waited for Aahz to come up with a solution. The problem was, if they won they would be executed - and if they lost they would be killed. What kind of magik could beat those odds?" 3. Myth Directions - 202 pp, 1985 1st printing, ISBN 044155525X - "The Trophy was unique, no question. It was easily the ugliest object Skeeve had ever seen in any dimension. And before landing his job as Court Magician, young Skeeve had seen a thing or two. But Tanda wanted it - and, as a rule, whatever the beautiful Tanda wants, Tanda gets. The problem is, getting it will take more than luck. It will take all the talents of a young but gifted magician, a scaley but canny Pervect, and a charming demon not above a little interdimensional thievery." 4. Hit or Myth - 170 pp, 1985 4th printing, ISBN 0441338518 - "King Roderick takes a powder - leaving Skeeve in his place to marry his homicidal fiancee Hemlock and face the tender mercies of Bruce, the Mob's fairy godfather who wants Skeeve working for him - or not at all. On top of that, Aahz has taken a forced vacation, a two-ton demon has a crush of Skeeve, and both Possiltum and Deva are about to be invaded." 5. Mything Persons - 172 pp, 1987 2nd printing, ISBN 0441552765 - "(Skeeve's) partner Aahz has disappeared and it looks like foul play. Finding Aahz ought to be a snap for a talented magician like Skeeve, especially with a sassy apprentice and a dumb but brawny bodyguard along for the ride. The trouble is, they're sleuthing in another dimension: a strange and chilly realm where day is night and humans are considered monsters. Add a murder rap, a couple of vampires, and the fact that magic doesn't work here, and you've got a trio in real hot water!" 6. Little Myth Marker - 167 pp, 1987 1st printing, ISBN 0441484999 - "(Skeeve) bluffs his way into a high-stakes game of dragon poker and, by some miracle, wins. Then, still flush with luck, (he) heads straight for the king of dragon poker, the Sen-Sen Ante Kid. And with a pot of half a million, there'd better not be any myth-deals. But even if Skeeve can hold his own in a high-stakes game, there's still Markie. Left as a pint-sized IOU by a player who went broke, she conjures a house full of trouble every time she tries to cast a spell. And to top it off, jealous magicians have hired the notorious assassin, The Axe, to cut more than the deck - ." Interiors - pages and some inside of covers have light to moderate browning, volume 3 has one page with small corner crease and volume 4 has two pages with small corner creases. Exteriors - some edges of text blocks have very light browning, slight browning to spines of four volumes, very light edge wear, volume 2 has a very light spine crease, volume 1 has a small faint stain on the bottom of the text block, volume 5 has a very small number stamped on bottom of text block, two volumes have slight spine lean. Slipcase has several light water stains on top panel, very light edge wear - mainly at corners, very small bump at bottom rear edge, a few tiny foxing marks on inside of rear panel. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
DIEPPE 1942:  THE JUBILEE DISASTER., Atkin, Ronald.
22 Atkin, Ronald. DIEPPE 1942: THE JUBILEE DISASTER.
London Macmillan 1980 0333191870 / 9780333191873 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
306 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H). B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "At dawn on 19 August 1942, five thousand Allied soldiers landed at the French port of Dieppe in the first major test of the defence of the German-held coastline of Europe since Dunkirk. The codename given to the operation was 'Jubilee' and its aim was to capture Dieppe and the headlands which dominate the town, hold them for a few hours and provide the Allied war planners with the vital information they needed about enemy preparedness for the Second Front demanded by the Russians to relieve their sorely-pressed armies in the East. In nine hours of carnage and horror 'Jubilee' became a disaster. A combination of over-rigid planning, inadequate supporting firepower and - in the final hours before the raid - sheer bad luck, inflicted on the Allies one of their worst defeats in a war which was already going badly. British Commandos carried out the flank attacks against coastal gun batteries which dominated the seaward approaches to Dieppe and one of these raids, led by Lord Lovat, was spectacularly successful. But the assault on the port itself and the beaches on either side of Dieppe, the task of the Canadian 2nd Division, was a disastrous and bloody failure. Ronald Atkin has pieced together the full story of that day at Dieppe from all sides - British, Canadian, German and French - and from sources which include official documents and reports and most graphic of all, the reminiscences of the men of both sides who planned and fought in Operation 'Jubilee'. The result is a masterly account of one of the most extraordinary - and tragic - episodes of the Second World War." Minor finger mark on front free end paper, tiny faint stain on fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket has been price clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
RUDE RAMSAY AND THE ROARING RADISHES., Atwood, Margaret.
23 Atwood, Margaret. RUDE RAMSAY AND THE ROARING RADISHES.
Toronto Key Porter Kids 2003 155263244X / 9781552632444 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good Dusan Petricic. 
Unpaginated (approx. 29 pages), 9 1/2" H. Errata slip laid in at front with explanation of errors and peel-off words to be inserted into the text (all present). Colour illustrations. "(B)est-selling author Margaret Atwood offers a delightfully ridiculous (alliterative) tale about the virtues of resisting restrictions. Rude Ramsay has reached the end of his rope! Sick of dining on rock-hard rice, rubbery ribs, wrinkled ravioli, and raw rhinoceros, Ramsay and Ralph the red-nosed rat resolve to leave their rectangular residence (and Ramsay's revolting relatives) on a quest for a refreshing repast." Dust jacket has slight yellowing to top edge, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE MAGIC FIDDLER AND OTHER LEGENDS OF FRENCH CANADA.  (THE MAGIC FIDDLER; THE CAUGHNAWAGA BELL; ROSE LATULIPPE; THE LEGEND OF PERCE ROCK; LA CORRIVEAU; THE WITCH CANOE; THE PORPOISE OF RIVIERE-OUELLE; LOUP-GAROU; PILOTTE; THE TREE OF DREAMS.), Aubrey, Claude.  Translated by Alice E. Kane.  Introduction by Marius Barbeau.
24 Aubrey, Claude. Translated by Alice E. Kane. Introduction by Marius Barbeau. THE MAGIC FIDDLER AND OTHER LEGENDS OF FRENCH CANADA. (THE MAGIC FIDDLER; THE CAUGHNAWAGA BELL; ROSE LATULIPPE; THE LEGEND OF PERCE ROCK; LA CORRIVEAU; THE WITCH CANOE; THE PORPOISE OF RIVIERE-OUELLE; LOUP-GAROU; PILOTTE; THE TREE OF DREAMS.)
Toronto Peter Martin Associates 1968 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Good Saul Field. 
98 pp, 12 1/4" H. Beige cloth with deep maroon lettering on spine, decoration on front cover. Clear mylar dust jacket. "Dancing touques" patterned endpapers. 10 colour illustrations, one preceding each legend, "reproduced from an original portfolio of embossed colour engravings" by Saul Field "reproduced here in five colours on Kent Drawing paper". Versos blank. Promotion material laid in: letter introducing the book; single sheet biographical notes on Claude Aubrey / Saul Field / Carl Dair (designer of the Cartier typeface) - these four items are on sheets printed with the Magic Fiddler logo at the top and the Peter Martin imprint at the bottom - a loose print of 'La Chasse-Galerie' (The Witch Canoe), "an exact reproduction of Saul Field's illustration"; copy of a Quill & Quire article by Janet Lunn entitled "Claude Aubrey"; reproduction of a Toronto Daily Star article from 1966 about Saul Field's work on the illustrations (folded in four); and a Mono Lino brochure on the Cartier typeface. Book is very slightly cocked. Very light edge browning to two of the laid in biographical sheets. Mylar dust jacket has some tiny/small edge chips - mainly at top/bottom of spine and at top of flap-folds, corner crease on front flap, rubbing and a few scratches/tiny dents, protected in a second mylar jacket. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
THE COMPLETE HOUSE DETECTIVE:  AN ONTARIO HOUSE AND ITS HISTORY., Badone, Donalda.
25 Badone, Donalda. THE COMPLETE HOUSE DETECTIVE: AN ONTARIO HOUSE AND ITS HISTORY.
Erin, Ontario Boston Mills 1988 0919783716 / 9780919783713 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ 
80 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w maps, photographs, reproductions. "The author uncovered the story of her own 150 year old house. Here she takes you step by step through her investigation and shows you how to do the same. A complete guide to where to go and how to find all the information you need to become your own house detective." Contents: Types and Varieties of Early Ontario Houses; Investigation 34 Avondale Avenue, Willowdale; Ways of Investigating a Property in Ontario; Bibliography; Acknowledgements; About the Author. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor rubbing. 
Price: 14.00 USD
 
 
26 Bailey, Hilary. CASSANDRA, PRINCESS OF TROY.
Jonathan Cape, London, (1993), Ist edition. 
325 pp, large 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. Cassandra, having lived quietly on a farm for twenty years, begins to write her reminiscences of the past. It is a "tragic story, taken from one of the oldest and most famous tales ever told - the war between the Greeks and the Trojans. It begins with Helen's flight, with Paris of Troy, from her husband. It tells of how a Greek army crossed the sea to attack Troy and bring back Helen, of the fall of Troy and its terrible aftermath. In this wonderfully vivid historical novel the author imagines Cassandra, the Trojan prophetess, did not die as in the legend, but lived on in hiding for many years. As she begins to write, Cassandra believes she is free to tell her story, but it is not so - there are still secrets to be uncovered and her own tale has not ended...This marvellous and moving novel tells of the eternal forces of human life - about war and its consequences for men and women, about courage, feud(s), revenge and fated love." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, light rubbing. VG+/VG 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
CRASHCOURSE / CLIPJOINT / PSYKOSIS.  3 VOLUMES., Baird, Wilhelmina.
27 Baird, Wilhelmina. CRASHCOURSE / CLIPJOINT / PSYKOSIS. 3 VOLUMES.
New York Ace First printings. Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good+ Bruce Jensen, cover art. 
3 volumes, 6 3/4" H. 1. Crashcourse - 277 pp, ISBN0441121632 - "Cass, Moke, and Dosh had it all figured out: Sign a movie contract and you had it made, right? - Not if you're starring in the new cyber-cinema and the audience plugs into your emotions. Not if you can't gell the difference between real life and 'reel' life. And especially not if your costar is a mass murderess." 2. Clipjoint - 325 pp, ISBN 0441000908 - "Two years ago, Cass, Moke, and Dosh acted in a cyber-film to make enough money to get off-planet. The studio plugged them into an adventure script, one that left Dosh dead - and Cass and Moke fleeing for their lives. But Cass and Moke have done well for themselves, and the horrors of their past are safely buried. Or are they? Someone's sent Cass a vidclip of the latest hit cyber-film - starring an actor who bears a striking resemblance to Dosh. Too striking. So Cassandra's coming back. For answers. And revenge. And this time, she's writing the script - ." 3. Psykosis - 406 pp, ISBN 0441002382 - "Sword knows about aliens. He fought them in the Third Alien War, which left his body shattered and his mind as cold as crystal. Now, fifteen years later, the aliens are back. And rather than fight another costly war, Earth's government offers to parley. But when Sword agrees to represent the military, he discovers one thing he hadn't known. Even he can't understand an alien mind. He can only change it - ." Interiors - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors - volume 3 has very light edge wear and a partial light crease on the front hinge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
BATTLE HONOURS OF THE BRITISH AND COMMONWEALTH ARMIES., Baker, Anthony.
28 Baker, Anthony. BATTLE HONOURS OF THE BRITISH AND COMMONWEALTH ARMIES.
Ian Allan, (Shepperton, 1986), Ist edition. 
398 pp, 4to (11 3/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, b&w photos, reproductions, maps. "...brings together in one comprehensive volume the story of the achievements of the British and Commonwealth armies over 300 years of service. It tells of and lists the battles fought, whether they were honoured or - equally important - whether they were not and are now largely forgotten, and which regiments were involved...sets out to ensure that...the Honours granted in the past, from 'Tangier' in 1662 to 'Falkland Islands' in 1982, and the regiments that won them are not forgotten. In providing such information it will prove invaluable to military historians or anybody who has ever wondered about the lineage and honours of British and Commonwealth units." Tiny bump to bottom corners, very light wrinkling at top of spine, very small stain at top of two adjacent rear pages, slight cigarette odor, minor rubbing, light soiling to fore-edge of textblock - t humbing, minor soiling on bottom of textblock. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, one very small chip, light rubbing/faint line indentations. VG-/VG- 
Price: 32.50 USD
 
 
SOUTH CAROLINA'S REVOLUTIONARY WAR BATTLEFIELDS:  A TOUR GUIDE., Barbour, R.L.
29 Barbour, R.L. SOUTH CAROLINA'S REVOLUTIONARY WAR BATTLEFIELDS: A TOUR GUIDE.
Pelican, Gretna, 2002. 
128 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), soft cover. ISBN 1589800087 B&w photographs, maps. "More Revolutionary War battles were fought in South Carolina that in any other state. At least 250 well-documented conflicts took place in the Plametto State, including three of the war's most decisive battles - Camden, Cowpens and Kings Mountain. This easy-to-use handbook gives precise directions for driving and hiking to the actual locations where forty-five of the most exciting conflicts occurred. History come s alive as visitors to Hanging Rock learn that future president Andrew Jackson served there - when he was only thirteen. Read about British colonel Banastre Tarleton's massacre of surrendering Patriots, while standing right where it happen e d a t t h e former Waxhaws settlement. Each entry also features a summary, including the date and location of each battle, the commanders' names, and the number of fatalities and casualties on both sides." Interior - clean and tight with no p re vi o us o w ne rs hi p marks. Exterior - Tiny bump at top of front hinge. Near Fine 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE EMPIRE IS MARCHING: A STUDY OF THE MILITARY EFFORT OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE 1800-1945., Barclay, Glen St. J.
30 Barclay, Glen St. J. THE EMPIRE IS MARCHING: A STUDY OF THE MILITARY EFFORT OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE 1800-1945.
London Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1976 0297771256 / 9780297771258 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Good 
276 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w plates. "(A) study of the military strength of Britain and her Empire during the Boer War, First World War and Second World War. Dr Barclay evaluates the contributions of Australia, New Zealand, Canada and South Africa, and the changing roles played by the colonies during times of crisis. He explains British attitudes to colonial troops - Australian indiscipline and New Zealand thoroughness - and the lack of diplomacy on the part of British military leaders when dealing with their colonial counterparts. After the South Africa War the British government should have seen clearly the advantages of an Empire Military Force, but reports on empire defence from eminent naval officers such as Fanshawe and Jellicoe were repeatedly ignored. The colonies themselves all reacted differently to the threat of war. Australia was often at odds with New Zealand - the former worried about defending her own vulnerable coastline, the latter primarily concerned to maintain friendly relationships with Britain; Canada was slow to become involved - but Canadian troops were a stirring sight, well-disciplined fighting men who obeyed their superiors without question; South Africa made little contribution to the war effort, although her Prime Minister, Jan Smuts, gained great favour with the British Government by always agreeing, in principle, to every new plan put forward by the British. Dr Barclay has written an outstanding account of the achievements of the British Empire during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, using a vast number of published and unpublished sources." Previous owner's place, date and signature in ink on free front endpaper; light edge wear; tiny bump on top edge of front board; light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has light to moderate edge wear with some tiny chips/tears at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing, light edge wrinkling at top edge and bottom of spine. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE SOLDIERS OF LONDON.  IMPERIAL SERVICES LIBRARY VOLUME VI., Barnes, R. Money, Major.
31 Barnes, R. Money, Major. THE SOLDIERS OF LONDON. IMPERIAL SERVICES LIBRARY VOLUME VI.
London Seeley, Service 1963 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good- 
376 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w drawings, color plates. "(N)ot only a military history of every regiment which was first formed in London, but also describes the uniforms they wore and the various changes and modifications introduced from time to time during more than three hundred years of service. The story of these many regiments is of absorbing interest, whether it is about volunteers, territorials or regular troops, and is enhanced by sixty-six full page illustrations in line in the text, eight in sepia, and twelve superb plates in full colour. There is also an exhaustive index to the many regiments, the date of their formation, colour of their uniforms, and many other details, such as how they got their names, and nicknames. During their long history many famous British regiments whose names are always associated with London have had a continuous and unbroken military record dating from the time of Charles I to the present day, and the story of the part they have played in campaigns all over the world are our British heritage. In studying this lucid and accurate history of regiments which were first formed in London, we can appreciate the important role they have always filled in the pageantry of state occasions and ceremonial parades in which the Guards, Household Cavalry, and the Yeomen of the Guard are part of the London scene." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light edge wear, slight small bump to top corner of pages 197 to 314. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling, rubbing and soiling; very light browning on inside. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE SOLDIERS OF LONDON.  IMPERIAL SERVICES LIBRARY VOLUME VI., Barnes, R. Money, Major.
32 Barnes, R. Money, Major. THE SOLDIERS OF LONDON. IMPERIAL SERVICES LIBRARY VOLUME VI.
London Seeley, Service 1963 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
376 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w drawings, color plates. "(N)ot only a military history of every regiment which was first formed in London, but also describes the uniforms they wore and the various changes and modifications introduced from time to time during more than three hundred years of service. The story of these many regiments is of absorbing interest, whether it is about volunteers, territorials or regular troops, and is enhanced by sixty-six full page illustrations in line in the text, eight in sepia, and twelve superb plates in full colour. There is also an exhaustive index to the many regiments, the date of their formation, colour of their uniforms, and many other details, such as how they got their names, and nicknames. During their long history many famous British regiments whose names are always associated with London have had a continuous and unbroken military record dating from the time of Charles I to the present day, and the story of the part they have played in campaigns all over the world are our British heritage. In studying this lucid and accurate history of regiments which were first formed in London, we can appreciate the important role they have always filled in the pageantry of state occasions and ceremonial parades in which the Guards, Household Cavalry, and the Yeomen of the Guard are part of the London scene." One color plate has tiny corner crease, minor rubbing to boards, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear - moderate with creases at top/bottom of spine, light to moderate rubbing, light edge wrinkling, a few very small edge tears and tiny chips. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
HITLER'S GENERALS., Barnett, Correlli, editor.  (Robert O'Neill, Klaus-Jurgen Muller, Brian Bond, Barry A. Leach, Walter Gorlitz, Earl F. Ziemke, Field-Marshal Lord Carver, Samuel W. Mitcham, Jr., Shelford Bidwell, Martin Blumenson, Carlo D'Este, Martin Middlebrook, et
33 Barnett, Correlli, editor. (Robert O'Neill, Klaus-Jurgen Muller, Brian Bond, Barry A. Leach, Walter Gorlitz, Earl F. Ziemke, Field-Marshal Lord Carver, Samuel W. Mitcham, Jr., Shelford Bidwell, Martin Blumenson, Carlo D'Este, Martin Middlebrook, et HITLER'S GENERALS.
Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, (1989). 
497 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos, maps. "...(gathers) todgether an outstanding team of military historians to write about the characters and careers of twenty-six generals - the men in field-grey and carmine-red whose expertise enabled the Wehrmacht to win the early dazzling victories of 1939-41 and then to endure so long against such heavy odds...probes the central mystery of why a generation of able commanders and staff officers from the most deeply professional officer corps in the world became subservient to Hitler's purposes and why even the best of them failed to deflect Hitler from his disastrous decisions..." Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown, minor edge wear and rubbing. Dust jacket has light edge wear, moderate soft wrinkling - mainly on spine and top edge, small closed tear at top of rear hinge, a few soiling specks on inside surface. VG/VG- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
PROVENCE, 1970:  M.F.K. FISHER, JULIA CHILD, JAMES BEARD, AND THE REINVENTION OF AMERICAN TASTE., Barr, Luke.
34 Barr, Luke. PROVENCE, 1970: M.F.K. FISHER, JULIA CHILD, JAMES BEARD, AND THE REINVENTION OF AMERICAN TASTE.
New York Clarkson Potter 2013 0307718344 / 9780307718341 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
309 pp, 8 1/2" H. "In the winter of (1970), more or less coincidentally, six iconic culinary figures, including Julia Child, James Beard, and M.F.K. Fisher, found themselves together in the South of France. They cooked and ate and talked late into the night about the future of food in America, the meaning of taste, and the limits of snobbery. The pioneering food writer M.F.K. Fisher had arrived on an ocean liner, traveling in grand style. The already iconic Julia Child, star of the television show 'The French Chef', was returning to her vacation home, La Pitchoune, wondering just how 'French' she wanted to be. Simone Beck, Child's coauthor of the seminal 'Mastering the Art of French Cooking', was there, too, at her family's estate. James Beard, meanwhile, was working on his most ambitious book, 'American Cookery', while enrolled at a nearby diet clinic. And the reclusive chef Richard Olney, whose first book, 'The French Menu Cookbook', had just been published, was living in Provence and pointing the way to a new kind of culinary bohemianism. Here were America's leading voices in the food world - joined by renowned cookbook editor Judith Jones - all converging in Provence, and yet, incredibly, some were meeting for the first time. Drawing in large part on M.F.K. Fisher's detailed journals and letters, her grandnephew has re-created what is in retrospect a pivotal moment - when the democratization of cooking and taste became part of the national conversation in America. His dramatic retelling of those few weeks in the hills above the Cote d'Azur conjurs conversations and meals, arguments and unspoken rivalries." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, several very small dents on bottom edge of boards. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, patches of very light browning, a few very small light stins on fron panel, faint liquid mark at top 2" of front flap fold. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE MEASURE OF THE RULE., Barr, Robert.  Introduction by Louis K. MacKendrick.
35 Barr, Robert. Introduction by Louis K. MacKendrick. THE MEASURE OF THE RULE.
University of Toronto Press, (Toronto, 1973). 
308 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover. ISBN 0802020720 'Literature of Canada - Poetry and Prose in Reprint' series. "(This book), originally published in 1907, is the nearest (Barr) came to writing an autobiographical novel. It concerns the Toronto Normal School and the experiences there in the 1870s of a young man who undoubtedly is Barr himself. In this novel, Barr is exorcising unhappy memories and is ironic, even bitter, about the school's quality of education, the rigid discipli n e o b s e r ved by its staff and their indifference to their students, and the sexual segregation practised...As a realistic study of Ontario's only central teacher-training institution in the late nineteenth century, (it) will appeal both to th os e i nt er es te d in Canadian fiction of the period and to those more concerned with the evolution of the system of education established by Egerton Ryerson. Also included with this reprint of the novel is an essay originally published in 1899 a nd en ti tle d ' Lit era tu re in Canda'. In this essay, Barr elaborated upon his opinions of the school system and its quality of education." Very minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has been price clipped, has light fading at e dge s a nd on s pine , li ght edg e wear/wrinkling, three tiny tears archivally taped. Near Fine/Very Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
36 Bartlett, Vernon. A BOOK ABOUT ELBA.
Chatto & Windus, London, 1965, Ist edition. 
174 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. "...partly a guidebook, partly a history and partly a study of Napoleon during the period when his empire was reduced from most of Europe to this one small island barely more than half the size of the Isle of Wight." B&w photos. Light soiling/foxing to edges of textblock, top of spine/rear board lightly bumped. Dust jacket is lightly browned at edges and flap-folds, light soiling on rear panel and on spine, has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds , one 1/2" tear archivally taped, slight fading to spine color. VG-/VG- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
37 Bata, Thomas J. With Sonja Sinclair. BATA: SHOEMAKER TO THE WORLD.
Toronto Stoddart 1990 0773724168 / 9780773724167 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
341 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs. "In 1932, when young Tom Bata watched his father's coffin being lowered into his grave, he silently promised to abide by the wishes expressed in his father's 'moral testament': that the Bata Shoe Company was to be treated not as a source of private wealth, but as a public trust, a means of improving the liviing standards within the community and providing customers with good value for their money. At the time, Tom had no idea of the challenges he would face in fulfilling that promise. Not only was he ill-equipped, at age eighteen, to step into the shoes of an acknowledged business genius, creator of the largest shoe manufacturing and retailing organization in the world. Worse than that, fate was about to deal him a series of painful blows. The subjugation of his homeland, Czechoslovakia, by the Nazis was followed by an acrimonious family rift, the expropriation by Communist regimes of all his holdings in Eastern and Central Europe and, in other parts of the world, economic and political upheavals that threatened the survival of the newly resuscitated Bata organization. Yet Bata actually thrived on the sudden change and adversity. From his new home base in Canada he built, this side of the Iron Curtain, a global empire that employs 70,000 people and plays an important part in the economies of many developing countries. (This) is the story of the man, his family and their business." Remainder mark (dot) on bottom of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and at top of rear flap, very light rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
PRICE GUIDE AND BIBLIOGRAPHIC CHECKLIST FOR CHILDREN'S & ILLUSTRATED BOOKS FOR THE YEARS 1880-1960., Baumgarten, E. Lee, compiler.
38 Baumgarten, E. Lee, compiler. PRICE GUIDE AND BIBLIOGRAPHIC CHECKLIST FOR CHILDREN'S & ILLUSTRATED BOOKS FOR THE YEARS 1880-1960.
Martinsburg, WV E.Lee baumgarten Books 1996 0964728508 / 9780964728509 Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket - (as issued) 
8 pp "Introduction", followed by three separately paged sections - 145 pp "Author-Sorted Index / 145 pp "Illustrator- Sorted Index" / 63 pp "Title Cross-Reference". Teal cloth with gilt lettering on spine, gilt lettering and borders on front cover, 11 1/4" H. "The data file for the 1996 edition contains exactly 10,405 records, indexed 3 ways to provide you with an easy method for locating any given book." Although the price guide aspect is out-of-date, the bibligraphical information remains very useful for collectors/booksellers. Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, 1/2" dia ghost sticker mark at bottom of front board, minor very small bump at three corners. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
WE CAME TO CANADA., Beak, T.W.
39 Beak, T.W. WE CAME TO CANADA.
Ottawa Self-published 1959 3rd Edition Soft Cover Very Good- 
63 pp, 7 5/8" H. "The author, at the age of 39 gave up a good job in the British Civil Service, with pension, security and good prospects, to emigrate to Canada. After three and a half years he is established as a private consultant in his chosen field with an expanding business of his own. In this booklet he sets down with a forth-rightness which only one who has ventured forth and has succeeded has the right to use, his experiences and views on what it takes to make a success of immigration to Canada. (He) aims to supply those who are interested in the possibility of emigration the kind of information so many have found only after they have been in the country for some time." Contents: The Author; Preface; About Canada; About Canadians; Getting a Job in Canada; Work and Working Conditions in Canada; Unemployment and Availability of Work; Living and Living Costs; Where to Settle; The Problems of Settling In; If You Decide to Come. An interesting look at attitudes and opportunities in mid-20th century Canada, along with tables comparing Canadian and British wage rates, food and clothing costs, etc. Postage will be reduced to most destinations for this light item. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light browning on spine, minor browning to edges of covers. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
FOLKLORE AND THE SEA., Beck, Horace.
40 Beck, Horace. FOLKLORE AND THE SEA.
Mystic, Connecticut Mystic Seaport Museum 1996 0913372366 / 9780913372364 Reprint Soft Cover Very Good+ Jane Beck, photographs. 
545 pp, 8 7/8" H. B&w photographs, music notation. The American Maritime Library: Volume VI. "Everything you always wanted to know about sea lore but didn't know where to ask: shipbuilding; names and language; weather and navigation; songs and arts; seals, muckle men and mermaids; monsters, sea serpents and enchanted isles; reavers, privateers and smugglers; legends and tales; "spectre" ships - cooked up and served well salted by a first-rate writer who combines the knowledge of a sailor and a college professor." Oceans. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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