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201 Marrion, R.J. and Fosten, D.S.V. THE TRADITION BOOK OF THE GURKHAS.
Belmont-Maitland, London, n.d. 
40 pp + 6 color plates, 4to (11 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with b&w drawings, photographs, color plates (uniform studies). Contents: Introduction; The Ist King Edward VII's Own Gurkha Rifles (The Malaun Regiment); The 2nd King Edward VII's Own Goorkhas (The Sirmoor Rifles); The 3rd Queen Alexandra's Own Gurkha Rifles; The 4th Prince of Wales's Own Gurkha Rifles; The 5th Royal Gurkha Rifles (Frontier Force); The 6th Queen Elizabeth's Own Gurkha Rifles; The 7th Duke of Edinburgh's Own Gurkha Rifles; The 8th Gurkha Rifles; The 9th Gurkha Rifles; The 10th Princess Mary's Own Gurkha Rifles; The Kukri. Very light edge wear, slight bump to top of front hinge area, a few soft wrinkles on pages 13 to 20, slight curvature to boards. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, small chip on front panel, several small tears - some with creases, moderate rubbing/soiling to rear panel. VG/G 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
CANADA:  TO THE DELEGATES OF THE NINTH CONGRESS, CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE, TORONTO, SEPTEMBER 18-22, 1920.  WITH THE COMPLIMENTS OF THE BOARD OF TRADE OF THE CITY OF TORONTO., Marriott, Charles, Foreword.
202 Marriott, Charles, Foreword. CANADA: TO THE DELEGATES OF THE NINTH CONGRESS, CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE, TORONTO, SEPTEMBER 18-22, 1920. WITH THE COMPLIMENTS OF THE BOARD OF TRADE OF THE CITY OF TORONTO.
Toronto City of Toronto / R.G. McLean 1920 Full-Leather Good+ 
301 pp, 9 3/16" H. Textured leather over flexible card covers with gilt lettering on spine and front board. Profusely illustrated with sepiatone photographs, colour Coat of Arms, decorated title page, tissue covered reproduction of "The Fathers of Confederation", decorative headpieces and initial capitals to chapters and fold-out colour map at rear. Contents include: Agricultural Development; Agricultural Implement Production; Automotive Vehicle Industry; Banking and Currency; Canada and the (First World) War; The Story of Confederation; Dairying; Education System; Fisheries; Flour Milling; Forests; Fur and Game Resources and Birds; Immigration; Industrial Development; Insurance; Live Stock and Meat Packing Industry; Power Resources; Pulp and Paper; Railway Development; Tobacco Growing and Prospects; Toronto; Water Transportation, etc., etc. Interior - very light browning to edges of endpapers, one small area of edge wrinkling on fold-out map, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear - more at corners including tiny piece missing at bottom corners, some browning to spine, light rubbing and some light variation to colour on spine and front cover. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
THE CHILDREN OF THE NEW FOREST.  CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED CLASSICS SERIES 32., Marryat, Captain.
203 Marryat, Captain. THE CHILDREN OF THE NEW FOREST. CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATED CLASSICS SERIES 32.
London / New York J.M. Dent / E.P. Dutton 1962 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good - Good- Lionel Edwards. 
325 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), patterned cloth, patterned endpapers, 8 colour plates, b&w illustrations. Set during the English Civil War this is "(A) story of adventure in a wild and romantic corner of England at a stirring and troubled time. The tale is full of atmosphere and action, and concerns the children of a cavalier family forced to live in hiding in the woods while their father's enemies rule the land, living 'off the country', dependent only on their skill with horses and farm stock and their ability to capture the wild game of the Forest." Small corner crease and light soiling on page 253, crease/wrinkling at bottom edge of illustration contents page, very light browning and a few tiny soiling specks on edges of textblock, shelf soiling on bottom of textblock, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light edge wear to boards. Dust jacket is price clipped, has moderate edge wear/wrinkling, archival tape at top/bottom inside of spine and flap-folds, browning on spine and flap-folds/edges, soft wrinkles on rear flap, light waviness on spine and rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE RAILWAY DETECTIVE., Marston, Edward.
204 Marston, Edward. THE RAILWAY DETECTIVE.
Allison & Busby, London, 2004, reprint. 
261 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0749006331 "London, 1851. The London to Birmingham mail train is robbed and derailed, injuring the driver and others aboard. With the opening of the Great Exhibition at hand, interest is mo unting in the engineering triumphs of the railways, but not everyone feels like celebrating. Planned with military precision, this crime challenges the new Police Force to its limits and leads Detective Inspector Robert Colbeck to discover a ta n g l e d web of murder, blackmail and destruction. As the momentum gains pace, Colbeck closes in on the criminal masterminds. But just as the police begin to think the villains are within their grasp, events take an unexpected turn - Madeleine An dr ew s, t he beautiful daughter of the injured train driver, becomes an unwilling pawn in the criminals' game. In a final race against time, good and evil, new and old, are pitted against each other. But will the long arm of the law be quick eno ugh ? (Th is) is an action-packed dip into murky 1850s London. Full of historical detail, unexpected twists and memorable characters, (it) is a mystery that will surprise you at every turn." Remainder mark on bottom of text block - migrates sligh tly in to p age margin. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling and rubbing, remainder mark on bottom edge of flaps. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
205 Martin, Lawrence. MARIO.
Toronto Lester Publishing 1993 1895555450 / 9781895555455 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
275 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "He journeyed from the west-end of Montreal to the Igloo in Pittsburgh. He carried the Penguins from the NHL basement to the Stanley Cup. He has struggled with severe, chronic back problems and fought back in his battle with cancer. He's the pre-eminent force in hockey today (1993). Now, in the first full-scale biography of Mario Lemieux, Lawrence Martin takes the reader behind the mystique, examining the human and the superhuman sides of an athlete who dominates the game, as a coach once said, like a man playing pond hockey with kids." Very light wrinkling at top of rear hinge and at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of rear hinge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CHANGING LANDSCAPES OF SOUTHERN ONTARIO., Martin, Virgil.  Foreword by Gordon Nelson.
206 Martin, Virgil. Foreword by Gordon Nelson. CHANGING LANDSCAPES OF SOUTHERN ONTARIO.
Erin, Ontario Boston Mills 1988 0919783775 / 9780919783775 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ No Jacket - (as issued) 
243 pp, oblong (8 1/2" H x 11 1/4" D). Glazed pictorial boards. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "In this unusual book, carefully matched before-and-after photographs are used to explore Southern Ontario's landscapes. As might be expected, the photos depict a dramatic reworking of the urban environment, particularly on the 'urban frontier' where the countryside is disappearing under a wave of development. But even our seemingly changeless rural scenery, when viewed with the aid of time-lapse photography, is shown to be evolving - and in some unexpected ways." Contents: Foreword; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Foundations; Agriculture; Urban Frontier; Hamlets and Villages; Towns; Cities; Industry; Transportation; Special Places; Future Landscapes; Appendix; Bibliography; Index of Place-names. Very small bump at top corner of boards. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
207 Matthews, John, editor/compiler. Foreword by Philip Carr-Gomm. (P.W. Joyce, J.A. MacCulloch, Julius Pokorny, T. Rice Holmes, Lewis Spence, John Toland, Edward Davies, Godfrey Higgins, Algernon Herbert, W.A. Winwood Read, Iolo Morgannwg, et al. THE DRUID SOURCEBOOK: FROM EARLIEST TIMES TO THE PRESENT DAY. (SOURCEBOOK.)
London Brockhampton 1998 1860198422 / 9781860198427 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
384 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w illustrations. "The Druids have long been misrepresented and misunderstood. The only true records that survive from when the Druids originally flourished are those of the classical writers, who were completely opposed to Druids and their practices. Julius Caesar wrote disparagingly about them and sought to destroy them. The historical reality is that Druidism and early Christianity lived side by side for a long period, and a considerable amount of Druid philosophy was absorbed into Christianity itself. Whether Druidism is regarded as a Celtic priesthood in origin and name, or a religion, it is clear that Druids and Druidism were important aspects of the life of the early European peoples, especially in Britain. In this comprehensive and brilliantly researched book, John Matthews presents a cross-section through the diverse layers of Druid history and custom. Using rare sources - often lost or forgotten texts and translations - he shows how various aspects of Druidism originated and how these contributed to practices we see today. A Druid himself, (he) has expert knowledge and avoids the popular misinterpretation of Druidism as 'wanting to live in the past'. Instead, this book reveals the truth about Druidism, its ideas and customs, and makes a vital contribution to current interest in the Druids." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, very small bump at bottom corner of both boards, very minor eubbing on boards. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE BATTLE OF FRANCE., Maurois, Andre.  Translated from the French by F.R. Ludman.  Illustrated by Edward Ardizzone.
208 Maurois, Andre. Translated from the French by F.R. Ludman. Illustrated by Edward Ardizzone. THE BATTLE OF FRANCE.
John Lane, The Bodley Head, London, (1940), Ist edition. 
210 pp + ads, 8vo (8 3/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. 8 b&w plates by Edward Ardizzone. "The first part...is made up of sketches of the B.E.F. which were published in Paris each week from the beginning of November (1939). I had been asked by the Army Council to acompany the British forces as French official eye-witness. I was delighted to have the opportunity of joining my old friends again. We were full of hope. I spent at G.H.Q., and with the armies, several happy months. When I read what I wrote then, in perfect good faith, I wonder why and how we did not realize at once that our numbers were too small, our equipment scanty, our defence inadequate. As a matter of fact, we did realize it from time to time, but there was aconspiracy of optimism...If these sketches are now still worth reading, it will be mainly because of their significant omissions. The second part of this book is a diary of The Thirty Days War. Most of it was written, not for publication, but for my self. It is not perhaps the whole truth, but all of its true - too terribly true." Light browning to endpapers, moderate rubbing to cloth, light fading to top/bottom edges of spine, a few tiny soiling specks on boards. Dust jacket is worn with a few small tears and chips, is clipped at all flap corners, heavy edge wear, browning, light soiling, old tape repairs on inside surface, now in a mylar sleeve. G/Poor 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
MODERN ENGLAND, VOLUME II: FROM THE REFORM BILL TO THE ACCESSION OF EDWARD VII., McCarthy, Justin.
209 McCarthy, Justin. MODERN ENGLAND, VOLUME II: FROM THE REFORM BILL TO THE ACCESSION OF EDWARD VII.
T. Fisher Unwin, London, [1912], Third impression, with a new epilogue. 
360 pp, 8vo, HC, The Story of the Nations series, volume 52, Subscription Edition. Chapters include: The Convict Ship; Tithes and State Church in Ireland; Queen Victoria; Foundation of the Canadian Dominion; The Chartist Collapse; Steam, Telegraph and Postage; "The Stockdale Case"; The Opium Question; The Irish National Movement; Peel's Triumph and Fall; Crimea and Cawnpore; The Waning Century; Lord Beaconsfield; Mr. Gladstone; The Close of Some Great Careers; Literature, Art and Science. B &w drawings and photos. Top of text block dust stained, patches of light browning to bottom of text block near spine and at fore edge. Light creasing to top and bottom of spine and some light scuffing, approx. 1/4" dent near top of spine with scratch inside. Very minor edge wear elsewhere. Free endpapers starting to brown. Boards are medium blue with white, dark blue and gilt decoration. VG- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE CANADIAN WEST IN FICTION., McCourt, Edward A.
210 McCourt, Edward A. THE CANADIAN WEST IN FICTION.
Toronto Ryerson Press 1949 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good- Good 
131 pp, 7 7/8" H. Red cloth with gilt lettering/banding on spine. "It is the purpose of this book to examine some of the prose fiction written about the Canadian West, by native Westerners and others, and to attempt an estimate of the success with which it re-creates the prairie way of life. The discussion is limited to writers who have written in English; and no attempt has been made to examine all the work of any one writer, but only such parts of it as are relevant to the subject." - from the Preface. Contents: Preface; The Beginnings; Sky Pilot (Ralph Connor); The Transplanted (Frederick Niven); Spokesman of a Race? (Frederick Philip Grove); Some Others (Nellie McClung, Arthur Stringer, Robert J.C. Stead, Laura Goodman Salverson, Sinclair Ross, W.O. Mitchell, Christine Van Der Mark); The Sum of Achievement; Bibliography; Index. "Published under the auspices of The Bibliographical Society of Canada." A review of this book by Wilfrid Eggleston, from the Winnipeg Free Press of Nov. 14/49, has been glued to the rear endpapers. Light browning to pages and edges of text block, light soiling on top of text block, a little darkening to edges of boards. Dust jacket has bowning on spine, flap-folds and edges; light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling; several edge tears and small/tiny chips; some small areas of dis-colouration on spine and front hinge; now protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO CANADIAN HONOURS., McCreery, Christopher.  Foreword by His Royal Highness The Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex.
211 McCreery, Christopher. Foreword by His Royal Highness The Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex. THE BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO CANADIAN HONOURS.
Toronto Dundurn 2008 1550027484 / 9781550027488 First Edition Soft Cover Fine 
96 pp, square (8" x 8"). Colour and b&w illustrations. "For more than forty years Canadian orders, decorations, and medals have been used to recognize exemplary citizens for their outstanding contributions to our country and to the world. Although Canada is a relatively young country, it is fortunate to have one of the most comprehensive honours systems in the world. With the Order of Canada as its centre, the Canadian honours system includes the Victoria Cross, the Star of Courage, the Order of St. John, the General Campaign Star, the Canadian Forces Decoration, and a wide variety of other awards. From the honours of New France to the many British medals awarded to Canadians prior to 1967, the different elements of the modern Canadian honours system are explained. Rich with full-colour illustrations, this book provides an easy-to-understand overview of Canadian honours and informs the reader who has received them and how they are bestowed. (It ) also includes a wearing guide and a ribbon chart." Inside - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
212 McDonald, Lois Halliday. (Francis Ermatinger.) FUR TRADE LETTERS OF FRANCIS ERMATINGER. WRITTEN TO HIS BROTHER EDWARD DURING HIS SERVICE WITH THE HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY 1818-1853.
Glendale, California Arthur H. Clark 1980 0870621300 / 9780870621307 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good 
317 pp, 9 1/2" H. Northwest Historical Series XV. Blue cloth with gilt lettering/banding on spine. Sepia tone frontispiece, portrait and three maps, fold-out b&w map. Contents: Foreword; Introduction; Ermatinger Family Background - Merchants of Montreal; Apprentice Clerks at the Bay; Reassignment to the Columbia Department; Brother Edward Leaves the HBC; Indian Troubles - Ermatinger Keeps a Journal; Domestic Troubles; Among Flatheads and Americans; Ministering to Missionaries and Nursing a Grudge with the HBC; Keepng the Cowlitz Farm and the Willamette Falls Store; Exile in Athabasca; Last Days of an Old Fur Trader; Bibliography; Index. Tiny tear on inside front hinge - archivally taped, two soft creases at top corner of front free endpaper, three corners slightly bumped, light edge wear, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, some light rubbing on boards 
Price: 85.00 USD
 
 
213 McDowall, Duncan. QUICK TO THE FRONTIER: CANADA'S ROYAL BANK.
Toronto McClelland and Stewart 1993 0771055048 / 9780771055041 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
478 pp, 10" H. Pictorial endpapers, b&w photographs, reproductions. "(T)he story of the Royal Bank, told not only in terms of executive personalities and corporate strategies, but also through an exploration of its corporate culture - of the lives of the people of the Royal - and of the part this corporate culture played in the opening of the country and the expansion of international trade. Throughout are vignettes that focus on some diverting details in the life of the Royal Bank. How many, for instance, know that Henry Mullins, the manager of the Mariposa branch of the Exchange Bank in Stephen Leacock's 'Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town', was based on a real-life Royal Banker, George Rapley, of the Orillia, Ontario branch? Or that, in an effort to foil robbers, tellers were often expected to sleep on the bank premises (sometimes in front of the vault) with loaded revolvers under their pillows? Eminently readable as well as informative (this book) fills an important gap in Canadian business history." Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly top edge small scratch on both panels, tiny dent on front panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
A HUNDRED YEARS OF ROYAL STYLE., McDowell, Colin.
214 McDowell, Colin. A HUNDRED YEARS OF ROYAL STYLE.
Muller, Blond & White, London, 1985, first edition. 
192 pp, small 4to (10 1/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0584110715 Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, drawings, reproductions. "(T)akes us behind the royal image - behind the panoply of royal fashion. With rare know ledge and informed wit Colin McDowell explains how the requirements of protocol and public relations combine to define the boundaries of royal style - not only in terms of clothes but also performance on state occasions and overseas travel and, i n d e ed, at all the crucial moments of the Royal Year. His own outstanding drawings, as well as a marvellous selection of photographs, illustrate and enlarge on the story. Colin McDowell's meticulous research, and his privileged access to designe rs , su ppliers and other sources closely involved in the creation and maintenance of royal style bring a very special authority to this fascinating and detailed survey. (It) concentrates on the style of four Queens, each of whom has or had a disti nct a nd individual style that epitomized the monarchy of her day. Two other ladies of remarkable style are added to complete the picture: one, Wallis Simpson, who became Duchess of Windsor, and who might have been Queen....but who, it can be argu ed, was un suitable exactly because of her style; and another, who all trust in due course will be Queen: Princess Diana, whose own style so happily does so much to glamorize and popularize the monarchy of today." Light fading to cloth - 1 1/4" st rip down hin ge side of front board, light waviness to edges of text block; place, date and initials in ink on half-title page. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, heavy fading to spine color - lettering is still vis ible, crea se down centre of spine, light rubbing with a few light line indentations. Very good-/Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY HISTORICAL RESEARCH.  MARCH, 1956.  VOL. XXXIV.  NO. 137., McGuffie, T.H., ed.  (C.C.P. Lawson, J.R. Western, Major A. McK Annand, Major G. Tylden, Major Eric Robson, Captain P.E. Abbott, W.Y. Carman, C.T. Atkinson, Captain M.E. Taylor, Carson I.A. Ritchie, Major A.B. Cree, Hurmus Kaus, et al.)
215 McGuffie, T.H., ed. (C.C.P. Lawson, J.R. Western, Major A. McK Annand, Major G. Tylden, Major Eric Robson, Captain P.E. Abbott, W.Y. Carman, C.T. Atkinson, Captain M.E. Taylor, Carson I.A. Ritchie, Major A.B. Cree, Hurmus Kaus, et al.) JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY HISTORICAL RESEARCH. MARCH, 1956. VOL. XXXIV. NO. 137.
Society for Army Historical Research, London, 1956. 
46 pp, 10" H, soft cover. Colour frontispiece, 4 pages sepiatone illustrations, 2 maps/battle plans, 1 b&w drawing. Contents include: Lieutenant-General Sir Thomas Dallas, G.C.B. (1758-1839); The County Fencibles and Militia Augmentation of 1794; The Regimental Colour of the 2nd Bn. Lord Ogilvy's Regiment, Army of Prince Charles Edward; The First Four Volunteer Units of the Cape; James Smithies (1787-1868), 1st Royal Dragoons; Two Cavalry Jackets; Standards and Guidons of the Horse G r e n a d i e r Guards, c. 1766-1788; Wynendael (with maps) / Notes: 93rd Sutherland Highlanders, Regimental Orders: Dress; An Unusual Cannon Gun (Hyderabad); Recruiting in Northern Counties for Hamilton's Expedition to Germany during the Thirty Y ea rs W ar ; Kn ap sa cks; etc. / Questions; Replies. Museum Supplement No. 26 March, 1956 laid in. Interior - minor browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, moderate edge wrink li ng, ve ry lig ht br own ing , issue number written in ink on spine, small corner creases on front cover. Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY HISTORICAL RESEARCH.  SUMMER, 1954.  VOL. XXXII.  NO. 130., McGuffie, T.H., ed.  (W.Y. Carman, C.T. Akinson, Lt-Col. Peter Young, Godfrey Davies, W.A. Parish, Major H.G. Parkyn, Lt-Col. George F.G. Stanley, Major Marquess of Anglesey, J.R. Western, G.O, Rickword, A.R. Cattley, et al.)
216 McGuffie, T.H., ed. (W.Y. Carman, C.T. Akinson, Lt-Col. Peter Young, Godfrey Davies, W.A. Parish, Major H.G. Parkyn, Lt-Col. George F.G. Stanley, Major Marquess of Anglesey, J.R. Western, G.O, Rickword, A.R. Cattley, et al.) JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY HISTORICAL RESEARCH. SUMMER, 1954. VOL. XXXII. NO. 130.
Society for Army Historical Research, London, 1954. 
Paging runs 47 to 94, 10" H, soft cover. Colour frontispiece, 4 pages sepiatone illustrations, 2 maps. Contents include: The Coldstream Guards, 1821; An "Infamous Army"; The Northern Horse at Naseby, 14th June, 1645; A Portrait of Edward, 2nd Vis count Ligonier; Welsh Militia Regiments, 1757-1881: Their Badges and Buttons; The Army Origin of the Royal Canadian Navy; Two Brothers in the Netherlands, 1794-1795 (with maps) / Notes: Notes from "Reminiscences of a Scottish Gentleman", by " P h i l o S cotus" (Philip Ainslie); Military Service as Punishment; Patterson Rifle-Carrying Equipment in the Cavalry; etc. / Questions; Replies (Shoulder Titles, Brass; Anglo-German Battle Honours; etc.) Museum Supplement No. 20 Summer, 1954 l ai d in . I nt e ri or - minor browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, light browning, issue number written in ink on spinevery soft crease down front cover . Ve ry Go od - 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
217 McKendry, Ruth. Foreword by Dr. William E. Taylor, Jr. Photographs by Blake McKendry. Patterns by Lucy Anne Holliday. QUILTS AND OTHER BED COVERINGS IN THE CANADIAN TRADITION.
Toronto Discovery 1979 2nd Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Photographs by Blake McKendry. 
240 pp, 4to (12 1/4" H). A beautiful book, covering not only the subject of bedding, but the social history that surrounds the artifacts. Chapter headings: Immigrants and Imports:The Loyalists and After; Making Cloth at Home; The Bedstead; Bed Furniture; The Feather Bed; Blankets, Sheets and Pillowcases; Quilts, Counterpanes and Coverlets; The Fabrics Used in Making Quilts; Sets, Borders and Batts; Quilt Names; Symbolism in Quilts; Dates, Origins and Styles; Epilogue; A Gallery of Traditional Quilts; Notes; Glossary of Terms; Acknowledgements; Bibliography; Index. 118 colour plates and 336 b&w plates by Blake McKendry "form a lavish gallery of nineteenth century North American textiles". Very light wrinkling amd minor wear at top/bottom of spine, a few tiny dents on bottom edge of boards, tiny scuff on rear board. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, light wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing, small tear at top of spine and a 2" tear at bottom of rear flap-fold archivally taped. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
LAURA SECORD:  THE LEGEND AND THE LADY., McKenzie, Ruth.
218 McKenzie, Ruth. LAURA SECORD: THE LEGEND AND THE LADY.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1971 0771058195 / 9780771058196 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good - 
142 pp, 8 3/4" H. Illustration section on thick yellow stock. "(In the 1930s) skeptical historians began 'investigating' the account of the young Queenston housewife who undertook to walk twenty miles through the woods to warn a British officer of an impending American attack. Doubts were raised as to the validity of the whole story and Laura and her famous walk with the (non-existent) cow became a matter of ridicule for many. Was she heroine or fraud? In this lively and authoritative book, pieces of the puzzle are fitted together from documentary evidence, many unknown facts about Laura Secord's life and background are disclosed, and the truth about her role in Canadian history is finally revealed." Contents: Prologue: The Mystery of Laura Secord; The War Comes to Queenston; Laura's Girlhood and Marriage; Life Goes On in the Midst of War; The Secret Plan to Capture FitzGibbon; How Laura Warned FitzGibbon; Victory at Beaver Dams; The Heroine in Limbo; The Lonely Widow; The Prince Comes to the Rescue; Laura Becomes Famous; The Debunkers Try to Topple Laura; Epilogue: Laura Secord as Heroine; Index. Christmas gift inscription in ink on free front endpaper, mnor twist to spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, a few tiny chips and tears at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, slight fading to spine colour, light rubbing on rear panel, light toning to edges, three creases at bottom corner of rear flap. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE RUIN OF J. ROBERT OPPENHEIMER AND THE BIRTH OF THE MODERN ARMS RACE., McMillan, Priscilla J.
219 McMillan, Priscilla J. THE RUIN OF J. ROBERT OPPENHEIMER AND THE BIRTH OF THE MODERN ARMS RACE.
Viking, New York, 2005, first edition. 
373 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0670034223 B&w photographs. "On April 12, 1954, the nation was astonished to learn that scientist J. Robert Oppeheimer faced charges of violating national security. The brilliant lead er of the Manhattan Project had been cast into disgrace overnight. Was the arrogant genius, the charismatic head of the team that had developed the atomic bomb and ended World War II, really a traitor? In this riveting narrative, (the author ) d r a w s on newly declassified documents, unpublished manuscripts, private correspondence, and decades of unique interviews with the major characters in the story to present, at long last, the truth about the downfall of America's most famous - an d f am ou sl y enigmatic - scientist. (The book) focuses a laser on those fraught years from 1949 to 1955, to chronicle the firestorm that surrounded Oppenheimer and the entire atomic enterprise in the years just after the war. These were the yea rs th at saw po wer shift from the scientist who had created the bomb, and were increasingly afraid of it, to the politicians who wanted to use it for their own purposes. A cabal of hard-line Air Force officials, anti-Communist politicians, a nd r iva l sc ien tist s ca me together to seize control of U.S. nuclear policy and build ever more deadly weapons aimed at the Soviet Union. One ambitious, relentless man - Edward Teller - used this opportunity to support his own ominous rise to a uthor ity, to p romo te th e fou nding of the Livermore laboratory as a challenge to Los Alamos, and to redirect national resources into development of the controversial hydrogen bomb. He knew that only one man had the vision and abilities to thwa rt him : the magne tic O ppenhe imer, who led a group of like-minded and farsighted liberal scientists advocating arms control. Teller found the perfect allies in Lewis Strauss - a highly partisan Republican banker and businessman, and a key figur e in th e incr easingl y poli titcize d Atom ic Energy Commission - and in William Borden, a young congressional assistant. One breathtakingly beautiful Washington spring, in secret hearings in a rundown building off the Mall, as the nation's gaze was focu sed on the Army -McCart hy heari ngs, St rauss, Borden and Teller sprang their trap." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. Near Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE HISTORY OF CANADA., McNaught, Kenneth.
220 McNaught, Kenneth. THE HISTORY OF CANADA.
New York Praeger 1970 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
336 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w maps. "The history of Canada is the story of an ever expanding frontier and of the attempt to create a new nation in the face of enormous physical and human obstacles. (The author) follows this development from the very first probings of the tiny bands of explorers, missionaries, and 'coureurs de bois' that opened up 'New France'. He examines the great military struggles for control of the continent in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, which played such a vital part in laying down the present political and racial divisions. (Later) Canadians faced the enormous problems of welding scattered communities into provinces and provinces into a self-governing federation. The political task of nation-building was itself closely bound up with the building of the railways and the exploitation of the country's vast resources. Professor McNaught analyzes these great economic and social changes, as well as the part Canada played in two world wars and the process by which the Dominion evolved a new role in international affairs and new relationships with both Britain and the United States. (Concludes) with a survey of postwar Canada, which emphasizes that the expansion of the human frontier and the problems of unity and nationhood remain part of the Canadian question." Two very tiny stains on the half-title page, very small soft bump at top corner of middle third of pages, faint scuff on top of text block, very light wrinkling at top of spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has very light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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