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AMONG THE FLOWERS:  THE HUA-CHIEN CHI., Fusek, Lois, translator.
201 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
 
 
'A NECESSITY AMONG US': THE OWEN SOUND GENERAL AND MARINE HOSPITAL. 1891-1985., Gagan, David.
202 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
 
 
LETTERS HOME:  THE WARTIME CORRESPONDENCE AND DIARY OF JOHN EDWIN GARDINER RCAF (1919-1942)., Gardiner, John Edwin.  Edited by David E. Smith.
203 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
 
 
ROBERT CLIVE., Garrett, Richard.  (Robert Clive.)
204 Garrett, Richard. (Robert Clive.) ROBERT CLIVE.
Arthur Baker, London, (1976). 
224 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates. "There were many different Clives. The gentle lover his wife knew; the fearless and often unorthodox army leader; the astute polititician who tangled with the directors of the East India Company; and the generous, dutiful son who so frequently came to the aid of his economically inept father. In his excellent biography, Richard Garrett considers all of them. He traces Clive's spectacular career from its early days on the battlefields to the years of power, when he could enthrone or depose an Indian prince according to the needs of the moment. The author describes such battles as Plassey and the siege of Arcot, and he deals with the tragic climax at the end of Cl ive's ca reer when Parliament very nearly brought about his ruin..." 3" sq. area of very light browning on free front endpaper - probably caused by previous owners bookplate. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, two very small closed tears. VG/ VG 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
BOOK OF THE WOODS., Gauss, Marianne.  Illustrated by C.W. Gauss.
205 Gauss, Marianne. Illustrated by C.W. Gauss. BOOK OF THE WOODS.
Albert Whitman, Chicago, 1938, 6th printing. 
269 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Pictorial endpapers, b&w drawings. "Two sisters have written and illustrated this book about wild animal life in the Rocky Mountains. In this locality they have their home - and they write storie s about the animals they have watched live their lives on the wooded slopes of the Rockies...." Contents: Mrs. Stubbs - The Bear with the Bad Name; Beauty - The Orphan Fawn - Beauty and the Beast (Deer and wolves); Lightning - The Wise Ol d R a m ; M r . Ground Hog Chuck - The Weather Prophet of the Hills; Big-Foot - The Magic of the Snowshoe Rabbit; Mr. Sambo Adolphus Ringtail Coon - A Southerner in the Rockies. Very light browning to edges of textblock, book very slightly cocked , m in or s oi l in g and rubbing, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, has two closed tear - one with creases (archivally taped), several very small tears/chips, sun fading to spine/flap-folds/some edges, light ed ge w ear /wr ink lin g, ti ny watermark and a few scuffs on spine. Very Good/Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
YEAR OF THE HYENAS:  A NOVEL OF MURDER IN ANCIENT EGYPT., Geagley, Brad.
206 Geagley, Brad. YEAR OF THE HYENAS: A NOVEL OF MURDER IN ANCIENT EGYPT.
Simon & Schuster, New York, 2005, first edition. 
291 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 074325080X The author's first novel. "From the oldest known court transcripts in history, Egyptologists have long known about the mysterious death of Ramses III, involving intrigue, am bition, greed, and crimes of passion on a huge, though hidden, scale. In (this book), Brad Geagley takes this event - a struggle that nearly brought ancient Egypt to its knees - as the backdrop for a story that is every bit as captivating a s t h e d i stant civilization it resurrects. At the heart of the novel is Semerket, the so-called Clerk of Investigations and Secrets, a detecive half-paralyzed by problems of his own, with a reputation for heavy drinking and tactless behavior t ow a rd s th e g re at, the powerful, and the holy, a kind of Sam Spade of the ancient world, deeply (and dangerously) addicted to the truth. Hard-bitten, deeply flawed, he is retained by the authorities to investigate what is considered an ins ign ifi ca nt mu rde r of an elderly, insignificant Theban priestess. They fail to inform him, however, that they don't expect him to solve the case. In fact, they don't want him to...." A few tiny marks on free rear endpaper, minor wrinkling as t to p/bo tto m o f s pine , min or edge soiling. Dust jacket has some minor edge wrinkling. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE CONSPIRATORS., Gibbons, Scott.
207 Gibbons, Scott. THE CONSPIRATORS.
Howard Baker, London, (1967), Ist British edition. 
192 pp, small 8vo, HC in dust jacket. "...Gamal Abdel Nasser, self-professed champion on the Arabs, but actually their worst enemy: the man who has been directly responsible for the gassing, the mutilation, the killing in action and the plain bloo dy murder of more of his so-called Arab brothers than any individual of any nation in the whole of this century. This book tells his story - and many others never before revealed. It is full of facts dragged out into daylight by a newpape r m a n o n t he spot; history observed as it really happened; the up-to-the-minute truth about recent events in the Middle East, uncensored...." Old price in pen at top and small ink smudge at bottom of free front endpaper, light edgewear to boa rd s, l ig h t du st staining to top of textblock. Dust jacket has light edgewear, moderate rubbing, tiny tear at top of rear flap fold. VG-/G+ 
Price: 18.00 USD
 
 
SWEET POISON.  (CONTAINS:  BEAUTIFUL STRANGERS; CHARLEY'S TALE; THE SEASON OF THE WITCH-HUNTER; SMILE, PRETTY BABY; SWEET POISON AND OTHER SONGS; THE HOUSE THAT STAN AND ROSIE BUILT; GOLDEN BOY.), Gibson, Margaret.
208 Gibson, Margaret. SWEET POISON. (CONTAINS: BEAUTIFUL STRANGERS; CHARLEY'S TALE; THE SEASON OF THE WITCH-HUNTER; SMILE, PRETTY BABY; SWEET POISON AND OTHER SONGS; THE HOUSE THAT STAN AND ROSIE BUILT; GOLDEN BOY.)
HarperCollins, Toronto, 1993, first edition. 
175 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0006475140 "Each of these seven stories explores the intimate psychological journeys of women in crisis. We meet Jasimine, an adolescent imprisoned in an illusory world and the bonds of an a sylum; Cleo, who survives the terrors of madness and the shocking betrayal of her psychiatrist; Rosie, who at the end of her life finds herself tormented by her unborn children; and Meg, who must say goodbye to the love of her life and face t h e f u t u re on her own. In a style that is devastatingly honest and disturbingly beautiful, Gibson pieces together the shattered lives and allows us to see in them our own faint reflections. 'Sweet Poison' takes us to the edge and back, dar i ng u s t o co nf ro nt the fine line between sanity and madness, between love and hate; in the end, it forces us to redefine these boundaries for ourselves. Writing with clarity and insight about women and trauma, Margaret Gibson captures brilli an tly th e st re ngt h a nd fragility of the female psyche." Very light browning to edges of textblock, minor soiling on boards. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS.  CHRISTMAS NUMBER 1955, No. 6081A, Vol. 227 + CHRISTMAS NUMBER 1956, No. 6126A, Vol. 229 + CHRISTMAS NUMBER 1959, No. 6274A, Vol. 235.  3 ITEMS., Gilbert, Anthony; Macardle, Dorothy; Bucke, Marion; Bryant, Arthur, Sir; Laver, James; Aickman, Robert; Muir, Marie, et al.
209 Gilbert, Anthony; Macardle, Dorothy; Bucke, Marion; Bryant, Arthur, Sir; Laver, James; Aickman, Robert; Muir, Marie, et al. THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS. CHRISTMAS NUMBER 1955, No. 6081A, Vol. 227 + CHRISTMAS NUMBER 1956, No. 6126A, Vol. 229 + CHRISTMAS NUMBER 1959, No. 6274A, Vol. 235. 3 ITEMS.
London Illustrated London News Stapled in Wraps Good+ E.H. Shepard, Daphne Allen, Kate Greenaway, Lotte Reiniger, Neave Parker, Juliet Pannett, Alan Crisp, Alan Reynolds, Stan Bult, Gordon Nicholl, Eliot Hodgkin, Jack Matthew, Raymond Booth, Victor Bertoglio, et al. 
3 Christmas Numbers of The Illustrated London News (1955, 1956 & 1959), 14 1/2" H x 10 1/4" W. Christmas 1955 - 56 pp, articles include: Trafalgar from the French Point of View: The Report of Captain Lucas; "Give me a ring" by Anthony Gilbert; Art in cap and bells: Trompe-l'oeil masterpieces designed to cheat the eye by their astonishing effect of reality; Double spread Queen Elizabeth II by Pietro Annigoni; 4 full page colour portraits "The Beauty of early Girlhood"; 2 full page colour illustrations - "Fairy-tale creatures (1. Hans Andersen, 2. Brothers Grimm), by Neave Parker. // Christmas 1956 - 64 pp, articles include: Nursery Rhymes by Kate Greenaway; The Doo's Nest, by Marie Muir, illustrated by Victor Bertoglio; Ghosts of the Footlights: Favourites of Fifty Years Ago; The Crystal Star by Dorothy Macardle, illustrated by Jack Matthew; Oh! Wondrous Face! Portraits of clowns painted on egg-shells by an expert on clown make-up - Stan Bult; How Christmas customs came about, by John Pudney, illustrated by E.H. Shepard; Told by a ghost, by Marion Bucke, illustrated by Gordon Nicholl. // Christmas 1959 - (12) pp advertisements + 40 pp + (12) pp advertisements, articles include: "Jimmy, the dog in my life", by Sir Arthur Bryant; "From Nudity to Pantalettes": an account of children's dress through the ages, by James Laver, illustrated in b&w by E.H. Shepard; "English ghoulies and ghosties", by Robert Aickman, illustrated by Juliet Pannett; "Home for Christmas", by Marie Muir, illustrated by Alan Crisp. Many additional illustrations including 3 full page (1 double spread) colour illustrations by E.H. Shepard, 19 black & gold silhouettes of Thumbelina (10) and Puss-in-Boots (9) by Lotte Reiniger, reproductions of Old Masters, etc. Many vintage advertisements, including full page colour ones for: King George IV Old Scotch Whisky; Grants Stand Fast; Black & White Scotch; Long John Scotch; Campari; Drambuie; Harveys of Bristol; Rothmans; Player's Gold Leaf; Land Rover; Morris Motors; Jaguar; Standard Triumph; Hillman Minx; Coty; Cow & Gate, etc. Interiors - some edge wrinkling/creasing on anumber of pages due to handling, several pages with corner creases, otherwise clean and tight. Exteriors - '1955' has two small ink letters written at bottom of front cover, small entry of ink numbers in crossword on back cover advertisment, a crease down the rear cover. '1959' has a small light stain at top edge at spine, soft crease down rear cover. '1956' has a 2" 'V' shaped tear archivally taped on rear cover. All items have some level of edge wrinkling/creasing, small edge tears archivally taped, very light rubbing/soiling. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
APOLLO 16: THE NASA MISSION REPORTS VOLUME ONE.  COMPILED FROM THE ARCHIVES & EDITED BY ROBERT GODWIN.  INCLUDES CDROM: APOLLO 16 MOVIES & IMAGES., Godwin, Robert, compiler.
210 Godwin, Robert, compiler. APOLLO 16: THE NASA MISSION REPORTS VOLUME ONE. COMPILED FROM THE ARCHIVES & EDITED BY ROBERT GODWIN. INCLUDES CDROM: APOLLO 16 MOVIES & IMAGES.
Burlington, Ontario Apogee 2002 1896522580 / 9781896522586 Soft Cover Very Good 
312 pp, + CD ROM in pouch at rear, 10" H. B&w and colour photographs, b&w maps, drawings/diagrams. "The landing site selected for the crew of Apollo 16 was in the lunar highland area of Descartes. NASA chose to send John Young to command the fifth lunar landing mission. Young had as much or more flight experience than any other member of the astronaut corps. He had circumnavigated the moon on Apollo 10 and he had flown two Gemini missions. Young would later go on to be the first commander of the Space Shuttle. The Descartes landing site was chosen because it appeared to be of volcanic origin. If it was, it might reveal secrets about the origins of the Earth. For three days, Young and Duke embarked on their rover, away from the Lunar Module 'Orion', through rugged landscapes, in search of the origins of our world. Meanwhile Ken Mattingly shot hundreds of photographs and probed the moon's magnetic field from the Command Module 'Casper'. Back on earth the political climate was beginning to turn against NASA and the remarkable risks and exploits undertaken by the crew of Apollo 16 went almost unnoticed by the American people. The three intrepid explorers and their spacecraft harvested a wealth of new data about the Earth-Moon system in an almost flawless performance of skill and bravado. Compiled here are many important documents about the mission including the complete debriefing in the crew's own words." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, one soft corner crease on rear cover. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
THE DOUBLE TONGUE., Golding, William.
211 Golding, William. THE DOUBLE TONGUE.
London Faber and Faber 1995 0571175260 / 9780571175260 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
165 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H). "An aged prophetess at Delphi, the most sacred oracle in ancient Greece, looks back over her strange life as the Pythia, the First Lady and voice of the god Apollo. As a young virgin with disturbing psychic powers, Arieka was handed over to the service of the shrine by her parents. She has now spent sixty years as the very medium, the torn mouthpiece, of equivocal mantic utterances from the bronze tripod in the sanctuary beneath the temple. Over a lifetime at the mercy of god and priest and people she has watched the decay of Delphi's fortunes and its influence in the world. Her reflections on the mysteries of the oracle, which her own weird gifts have embodied, are matched by her feminine insight into the human frailties of the High Priest himself, a true Athenian, whose intriguing against the Romans brings about humiliation and disaster. This extraordinary short novel, left in draft at the author's sudden death in 1993, is a psychological and historical triumph. An absolutely convincing portrait of a woman's experience, something rare in Golding's oeuvre, Arieka the Pythia is one of his finest creations." Small bump to top corner of both boards. Dust jacket has very minor edge wear, wrinkling at top of flap-folds - very light edge wear elsewhere, minor rubbing. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
SLIGHTLY CHIPPED:  FOOTNOTES IN BOOKLORE., Goldstone, Lawrence and Goldstone, Nancy.
212 Goldstone, Lawrence and Goldstone, Nancy. SLIGHTLY CHIPPED: FOOTNOTES IN BOOKLORE.
New York St. Martin's 1999 0312205872 / 9780312205874 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
213 pp, 8 1/2" H. "(A) companion piece for 'Used and Rare', (this book) details the warm and witty story of the (authors') further explorations into the curious world of books. The Goldstones get hooked on the writing, correspondence, and couplings of the Bloomsbury group; they track down Bram Stoker's earliest notes for 'Dracula'; they set their sights on a single lot of 128 leather-bound books at Sotheby's auction of the Paris home of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor; they try out book collecting on the Internet; and they are introduced to hypermoderns. 'Slighty Chipped' is filled with anecdotes, esoterica, and fun facts about the world of book collecting. The Goldstones have discovered new places to buy rare tomes and new eccentric personalities along the way." Slight bump to top/bottom of spine, minor lean to spine. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very small tear at bottom of front flap-folds - archivally taped. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE CANADIAN GUNSMITHS, 1608 TO 1900., Gooding, S. James.
213 Gooding, S. James. THE CANADIAN GUNSMITHS, 1608 TO 1900.
Museum Restoration Service, West Hill, Ontario, 1962, first edition. 
308 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs, drawings, diagrams, reproductions. Contents: Immigration, Emigration and Settlement. (An outline of where the gunsmiths received their training, where they settled and how this a ffected the gumaking trade in Canada.) The Arms of Champlain and his Followers. (The chronological evolution of the firearms found in Canada based on documents and other related material.) Made in Canada. (A Survey of the types of firearms m a d e i n Canada, how they were made, and how to identify and date them.) The Gunsmiths. (Biographical information about 750 gunsmiths, and gun makers who were working in Canada between 1608 and 1900.) Appendices: The Gunsmiths by Location; Se l ec te d Po r ti ons from Documents Relating to the Arms of New France, 1619-1630; The Montreal Armourers Company; Patented and Unpatented. Surface of rear board is tacky causing some light sticking to fully mylar covered dust jacket, slight brown in g a nd wa vin es s t o edges of text block, book slightrly curved. Dust jacket has color offset on inside of spine and rear panel from rear board, light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing causing some minor col or l oss - main ly on r ear panel, a few tiny edge tears. Good+/Good+ 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
DOCTOR IN LOVE., Gordon, Richard.
214 Gordon, Richard. DOCTOR IN LOVE.
Michael Joseph, London, 1957, first edition. 
188 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. In this latest installment in the 'Doctor' series, "Gordon soon discovers that a busy practitioner needs a wife as much as a stethoscope. As his other friend, Tony Benskin, observes, 'The patients don 't like you messing about with their wives unless they know you've got one of your own at home'. And of course there has to be someone to answer the telephone, open the door, keep the N.H.S. records, cook the dinner, do the laundry - and pro t e c t h i m from some of his female patients. Dr Gordon's only worry is that the right girl will turn up. She does, but only after an unfortunate love affair which should illustrate to patients the dangers of failling for the same nurse as thei r do ct or . He proposes, is accepted, and soon comes to the conclusion that a couple who can survive the preparations for their wedding can overcome pretty well everything in their married life to come. Despite relatives and real estate, solicit or s a nd sal es m en, bridesmaids and builders, and the doubtful though undoubted assistance of his friends, Dr Gordon finally marries the girl - but only just." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one page with small corner crease, light fin ger pri nt on v ers o of d edication page, previous owner's aname on front pastedown, tiny ink mark on free front end paper, minor bump at board corners light soiling on top of text block. Dust jacket light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bott om o f spi ne and f lap- fo lds, a few tiny chips and one small tear - archivally taped, light rubbing, soiling and light stain on rear panel, light water mark on bottom inside edge. Very Good-/Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
HARDIAN'S WALL IN THE DAYS OF THE ROMANS., Graham, Frank.
215 Graham, Frank. HARDIAN'S WALL IN THE DAYS OF THE ROMANS.
Newcastle upon Tyne Frank Graham 1984 0859831779 / 9780859831772 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Ronald Embleton, R.O.I. 
320 pp, 9 5/8" H. "With well over 400 illustrations, 71 of them in colour, this book describes what the Roman Wall was like when in use. It tells us about the soldiers who built and garrisoned it and the civilians who lived in the towns and villages scattered along its length. Never before has such a grand attempt been made to show in vivid colourful detail the life of Roman Britain. Every building to be found inside the Roman forts and camps has been carefully reconstructed." Previous owner's name stamp at top of front pastedown, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few tiny dents on panels/spine. 
Price: 17.50 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.
216 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
 
 
PALACE EXTRAORDINARY:  THE STORY OF ST JAMES'S., Graves, Charles.
217 Graves, Charles. PALACE EXTRAORDINARY: THE STORY OF ST JAMES'S.
Cassell, London, 1963, first edition. 
245 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates. "St James's Palace is one of London's most famous landmarks, its Tudor clock-tower familiar to residents and visitors in its dramatic position at the far end of St James's Street. T here is, however, no other building in London of comparable age about which so little is known, since the public is rarely allowed beyond the well-known facade. Ironically enough, the site on which Henry VIII had the palace built for Anne B o l e y n w a s once occupied by a nunnery, but the odour of sanctity seems soon to have dispersed and its history revolves around ladies of a lighter kind. Here lived Prince Henry, the brilliant elder son of James I who, had he survived to inh e ri t th e th ro n e, w ould probably have altered completely the course of history. But on his death his brother Charles took the fatal path which led finally to imprisonment in the Guard Room at St James's, from where he walked across the park to th e sca ff old . In 16 97 the palace was officially designated the Court of St James's and from then until the accession of Victoria was the sovereign's official residence. Here died George III, the record of whose last mad years makes poigna nt read in g in th is p os t-F reud ian age. But was it on him alone that the curse of madness lay? What was behind the ghastly murder of Sellis, the Duke of Cumberland's servant, found dead in bed with his head nearly severed from his body? Th e r iddle of his deat h has ne ver been solv ed but it seems likely that the royal Duke was himself implicated. Although the main flood of history has been diverted to other channels and the palace now lives mostly in the past, there are yet lin ks w ith th e tw entie th ce ntury: if the pala ce gh ost - for there is, of course, a ghost - looks over the shoulder of an official in the Lord Chamberlain's office when plays are being scrutinized before performance, the bawdy situations in t hem w ill har dly c ause h er to raise a n eye brow. Life at St James's was always like that." Samll store label on front pastedown, a few tiny foxing marks on top of textblock. Dust jacket has areas of light edge wear/wrinkling, very light ru bbing, tiny pu ncture on spi ne. V ery Good /Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
GUNS ACROSS THE RIVER: THE BATTLE OF THE WINDMILL, 1838., Graves, Donald E.  Additional research by Arthur J. Robinson.
218 Graves, Donald E. Additional research by Arthur J. Robinson. GUNS ACROSS THE RIVER: THE BATTLE OF THE WINDMILL, 1838.
Prescott Friends of Windmill Point 2002 1896941214 / 9781896941219 Reprint with minor corrections. Soft Cover Very Good Christopher Johnson, maps - marine art by Peter Rindlisbacher.. 
263 pp, 8" H x 9" D. B&w photographs, maps, drawings. "In 1838, seeing political turbulence in Canada as an opportunity, members of a clandestine American organization, the Patriot Hunters, launched a series of attacks across the international border. The Hunters hoped to duplicate the success of the Texas rebellion two years before when their heroes Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie fought to establish a republic in northern Mexico. Destesting 'tyranny and oppression wherever manifested', they believed that all it would take was 'a good stand maintained for a short time' by Americans and then Canadians would do their own fighting to win freedom from the British yoke. The most ambitious Hunter attack was launched in November 1838 when a force of more than 500 armed men, commanded by a European soldier of fortune, set out from northern New York in a flotilla of chartered and hijacked vessels. Avoiding the naval and miitary forces of two nations, they occupied a stone windmill near Prescott, Ontario, confident that Canadians would rally to their standard. Their hopes were doomed. After five days of heavy fighting, British regulars and Canadian militia captured this 'Alamo of the North', and those invaders who survived were imprisoned in Fort Henry at Kingston and tried by court martial - eleven were executed and sixty deported to an Australian penal colony. (This book) tells the full story of this bloody but forgotten military action and the undeclared war of which it was a part. (It) traces the rise of the Patriot Hunters in the northern United States, describes their odyssey down the St. Lawrence and provide a detailed account of the five-day battle that followed. (P)acked with fascinating information about a colourful time in North American history and about the men who fought at the windmill - their personalities, tactics, weapons, uniforms, and even the songs they sang." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, slight lean to spine. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
CAP AND BELLS:  AN ANTHOLOGY OF LIGHT VERSE BY CANADIAN POETS., Gravin, John W., chosen by.  Foreword by Lorne Pierce.  (Jean Blewett, Arthur Bourinot, Isabella Valancy Crawford, R.E. Guy, Katherine Hale, Frances Harrison, Wilson MacDonald, Isabel Ecclestone Mackay, Tom MacInnes, Joseph Easton McDougall, et al.)
219 Gravin, John W., chosen by. Foreword by Lorne Pierce. (Jean Blewett, Arthur Bourinot, Isabella Valancy Crawford, R.E. Guy, Katherine Hale, Frances Harrison, Wilson MacDonald, Isabel Ecclestone Mackay, Tom MacInnes, Joseph Easton McDougall, et al.) CAP AND BELLS: AN ANTHOLOGY OF LIGHT VERSE BY CANADIAN POETS.
Ryerson Press, Toronto, 1936, first edition. 
105 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover (red cloth with gold lettering on spine, gold title block and image on front board) - no dust jacket. Colourful patterned endpapers. A collection of Canadian poetry, gathered under the headings: We Have With Us; Fan cies About This and That; Frontier and Country; Mainly Historical Research; Tours and Detours. With Foreword and Biographical Index. Previous owner's name on one preliminary page, light browning to pages, corner crease on page 21/22, ligh t c i g a r e t te odor, light browning to edges of textlock, light fading to top/bottom of book and spine, small bump to bottom corner of boards, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
FIRE BY NIGHT:  THE STORY OF ONE PATHFINDER CREW & BLACK THURSDAY, 16th/17th DECEMBER 1943., Gray, Jennie.
220 Gray, Jennie. FIRE BY NIGHT: THE STORY OF ONE PATHFINDER CREW & BLACK THURSDAY, 16th/17th DECEMBER 1943.
Grub Street, London, 2003. 
182 pp, large 8vo (9 1/8" H), soft cover. ISBN 1904010377 B&w plates. "When she was very young, the author was captivated by the story her father, Joe Mack, repeatedly told her about his astonishing rescue from a crashed and burning Lancaster one night in 1943. As an adult she decided to find out what happened to his aircraft and the countless others returning from operations that same dreadful night and to record it for posterity....She writes from the heart, honestly and at time s l y r i c a l ly and her thorough research uncovers the harsh realities of warfare, the failure of procedures and, worst of all, her father's shocking secret." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor e dg e w ea r. Ne ar F ine 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
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