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THE MARY FRANCES COOK BOOK, OR ADVENTURES AMONG THE KITCHEN PEOPLE., Fryer, Jane Eayre.
201 Fryer, Jane Eayre. THE MARY FRANCES COOK BOOK, OR ADVENTURES AMONG THE KITCHEN PEOPLE.
Philadelphia John C. Winston 1912 Hard Cover Good Margaret G. Hayes and Jane Allen Boyer. 
175 pp, 9 3/4" H. Copyright 1912. Blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine, colour illustration with black lettering on front board. Colour frontispiece, black/white/red illustrations throughout. Mary Frances's mother is ill and for three weeks, she must take over kitchen duties. The little girl is helped and instructed by the Kitchen People (animated utensils) - the Tea Kettle, Big Iron Pot, Coffee Pot, Auntie Rolling Pin, Toaster Man, Potato Masher, Frying Pan, et al, as she progresses through increasingly difficult recipes. Beginning with plain toast, buttered toast and milk toast, she continues on through baked apples, thimble biscuit, gingerbread cookies and rice, on to boiled mutton, walnut kisses, sponge cake, Queen of Hearts tarts, salad dressing and beefsteak, among others. In addition to her duties, she prepares a meal for a tramp, has a kitchen party for her dolls and a candy pull, as well as learning to set the table and fold napkins. In addition to teaching cookery, this book is an interesting window onto the life of a young American girl at the beginning of the twentieth century. Light browning to front endpapers and preliminaries, light foxing on frontispiece (mainly on back) and on adjacent pages, two 1" tears in front inside hinge, soft crease fown free front endpaper, creases and tiny tears/chips at fore-edge of frontispiece, a few small edge tears (archivally taped) and wrinkles on some pages up to page 13; moderate to heavy browning to pages 174, 175 and free rear endpaper; water stain at top corner of page 175, archivally taped edge tear on page 100, small surface paper pull on page 31 and opposite on page 30 - text not legible, moderate browning to edges of text block, water stain at fore-edge of rear board, wrinkling and wear at top/bottom of spine and corners - light edge wear elsewhere, small white stain on front board. Book protected in a stiff mylar sleeve. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
MORE BATTLEFIELDS OF CANADA., Fryer, Mary Beacock.
202 Fryer, Mary Beacock. MORE BATTLEFIELDS OF CANADA.
Dundurn Press, Toronto, (1993). 
184 pp, 8vo (8 7/8" H), soft cover. ISBN 1550021893 B&w photos, reproductions, maps. "...the individual chapters begin by setting the context of the battle in terms of the larger struggle of which it was a part. The reader is then taken onto the battlefield with an hour by hour account. A brief conclusion to each chapter assesses the consequences for the victor and the loser, assigning each battle its place in Canadian history. Not all the battles re-created in this volume were fou g h t i n Canada. Some of the conflicts took place in the United States, and there is also an account of the Canadian experience in Hong Kong in 1941..." Includes, among others: Louisbourg, 1758; Quebec, 1775-1776; Fort Astoria, 1813-1846; Battl e of C r ys le r's Farm, 18 1 3; Battle of Moraviantown, 1813; Battle of Lundy's Lane, 1814; Red River Expedition, 1870; Cut Knife Creek, 1885; Paardeberg, South Africa, 1900. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - cle an an d b rig ht. Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
RED STARS OVER EUROPE.  CONCORD COLOR SERIES 3003., Fulber, Marcus.
203 Fulber, Marcus. RED STARS OVER EUROPE. CONCORD COLOR SERIES 3003.
Hong Kong Concord 1993 9623617097 / 9789623617093 Soft Cover Very Good 
64 pp, 11" H. Profusely illustrated with colour photographs. Contents: Introduction; Airfields of the 4th Air Army; Airfields of the 16th Air Army; Su-17 Fitter; Su-24 Fencer; Su-25 Frogfoot; Su-27 Flanker; L-39 Albatros; MiG-23 Flogger; MiG-27 Flogger; MiG-25 Foxbat; MiG-29 Fulcrum; Mi-6 Hook; Mi-8/9/17 Hip; An-2 Colt; An-22 Cock; An-26 Curl; IL-76 Candid. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, minor rubbing, one very small corner crease tiny dint at top fore-edge of text block and rear cover, small area of laminate missing on rear cover due to sticker removal. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE LITTLE EMPEROR: GOVERNOR SIMPSON OF THE HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY., Galbraith, John S.
204 Galbraith, John S. THE LITTLE EMPEROR: GOVERNOR SIMPSON OF THE HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY.
Toronto Macmillan of Canada 1976 0770513891 / 9780770513894 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
232 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w illustrations, map. "For forty years the 'Little Emperor', Sir George Simpson, ruled a domain that stretched from Hudson Bay to the Pacific and the Arctic, wielding power a feudal king might have envied. An illegitimate child, raised by his father's family in Scotland, Simpson caught the eye of Andrew Colvile of the Hudson's Bay Company. Simpson was first sent to North America in 1820, that last year of uneasy rivalry before the North West and Hudson's Bay companies united. (He) rose rapidly in the Company's service; in an era of primitive communication he was given a great deal of latitude by his employers, and he quickly demonstrated that they could rely on his judgement. Ruthless and domineering in both public and private life, he made many enemies, but his undoubted business talents won wide admiration in Canada and in England. In his later years Simpson was increasingly involved in the business life of Canada, and by the time of his death in 1860, he was one of the leading financial figures in the colony." 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE GENERAL WHO NEVER WAS., Galloway, Strome.
205 Galloway, Strome. THE GENERAL WHO NEVER WAS.
Mika, Belleville, Ontario, 1981. 
295 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0919303544 Ex-library. B&w photographs. A large part of the book focuses on the author's experiences with the Royal Canadian Regiment in Italy/Sicily during WWII. Contents: The Gene ral Speaks Out; Amateur Soldier Between the Wars; When England Stood Alone; Low Point at Dieppe; Drinking The King's Red Rum; Naked Bayonets at Stuka Farm; The Irish Brigade Fought On; "Down Doors!"; They Died in Sicily's Sunshine; The Poin t o f T h e Arrow; The Gates of Hell; Vineyards of Death; The Road to Rome; A Holiday for Heroes; "Rimini by Noon!"; Rivers of Blood; In the Valley of The Po; Finally, The Siegfried Line; Soldier No More. Ex-libray copy with very small ink notat io n i n t he m ar g in of pages 160 & 174, old tape residue on pastedowns and pocket removal marks/remnants on free rear endpaper, stamps on edges of text block, wrinkling and wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners, minor soiling. Dust jacke t h as li gh t mod era te wr inkling old tape marks on inside surface, no label on spine, minor browning. Good reading copy. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
CARAVAN:  THE ASSEMBLED TALES OF JOHN GALSWORTHY., Galsworthy, John.
206 Galsworthy, John. CARAVAN: THE ASSEMBLED TALES OF JOHN GALSWORTHY.
London William Heinemann 1925 New Impression. Full-Leather Good 
950 pp, 7 1/2" H. Medium brown full leather binding with Arts & Crafts-style dark brown lettering and red decoration on spine and front board, top edge gilt. Mottled brown endpapers. Collects all of the author's shorter-than-novel-length stories (56 in total) from 1900 to 1923, linking them in pairs. "In selecting each tandem, I have tried to find tales which have some likeness to each other in theme, or mood, so that any reader who has the curiosity can mark such difference as Time bring to technique or treatment." From the author's Foreword. John Galsworthy is best-known for his Forsyte Saga series of novels. Small tear at top edge of contents page - archivally taped, light to moderate edge wear, very small tear at top of hinges and at top of spine, slight wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light rubbing to leather icluding a 1 1/2' light scuff on front board, light fading to spine colour and slight fading to top half of front board leather, light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block. Book is protected in a stiff mylar sleeve. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
THE EAST INDIA COMPANY: A HISTORY., Gardner, Brian.
207 Gardner, Brian. THE EAST INDIA COMPANY: A HISTORY.
Rupert Hart-Davis, London, 1971, first edition. 
319 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 024664043X B&w plates, maps. "There has never been a company like the East India Company: it ruled over nearly one-fifth of the world's population, possessed its own army and navy, its own c ivil service, and even its own church. It became the greatest military power in Asia and had a revenue larger than that of Great Britain itself. This is the story of the London merchants who, in their persistent and dogged quest for trade w i t h t h e East, struggled with misunderstanding and suspicion, rivalry with the French and the collapse of the authority of the Indian emperors. The Company brought the brilliant military conquests of men like Robert Dlive and Warren Hastings, an d th e a cq ui sitions of Sir Stamford Raffles and men who spent their entire careers in its service. There were the conquests of the Wellesleys, the intrigues and battles for power with the British government, the prejudice and envy inspired b y t he re tu rn hom e o f wealthy retired employees, and the compromise which ended in the appointment of government selected Governors-General. The story of the East India Company is one of adventure, triumph and disaster, pride and loyalty, that spa ns more th an two hund red years of British history: it is also the story of the foundation of the British Empire in India." One small corner bump. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of hinges and flap-folds. Very Good/ Very Goo d+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE TWILIGHT OF THE GODS AND OTHER TALES., Garnett, Richard.  Introduction by T.E. Lawrence.
208 Garnett, Richard. Introduction by T.E. Lawrence. THE TWILIGHT OF THE GODS AND OTHER TALES.
London John Lane / The Bodley Head 1924 First Illustrated Edition. Hard Cover Good+ No Jacket Henry Keen. 
279 pp, 9 1/2" H. Black cloth, gilt and orange lettering/decoration on spine and front board, top edge red. B&w pictorial endpapers, 28 b&w plates, including frontispiece (all present), plus additional b&w decorations (head/tailpieces) throughout the text. Many pages as yet unopened. A collection of fantasy short stories, including: The Potion of Lao-Tsze; The City of Philosophers; The Demon Pope; The Dumb Oracle; The Claw; Alexander the Ratcatcher; Madam Lucifer; The Talisman; The Elixir of Life; The Poet of Panopolis; Pan's Wand; A Page from the Book of Folly; The Bell of Saint Euschemon; The Philosopher and the Butterflies; Truth and her Companions; The Poison Maid; etc. Very light browning and some splitting in paper on inside hinges - holding firmly, light toning to pages, half-title page has moderate browning with outline of illustration on front pastedown, free endpapers have very light browning from boards, four very tiny stains at bottom corner margin of illustration page opposite page 216, moderate browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block; wrinkling, wear and very small tears at bottom of spine; some wear at top of spine (with some light wrinkling) and also some wear at corner of boards, minor scuff mark on top of text block, very light edge wear to boards. 
Price: 125.00 USD
 
 
209 Garrett, Richard. P.O.W. THE UNCIVIL FACE OF WAR.
David & Charles, Newton Abbot, 1988, reprint. 
240 pp, 7 3/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 0715392018 B&w illustrations. "(T)ells the story of the men who, from the days of the Hundred Years War to the present day, were captives in wartime. It is a tale that does humanity little credit. Prisoners ha ve been starved, tortured, brainwashed, and housed in conditions that would shame a civilian jail. Here you will find the true story of captors' inhumanity to captives throughout the ages as well as the efforts of the Red Cross to lessen the t o r t u r e. Yet throughout the narrative runs a stirring heart-beat of courage." Interior - light browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light browning to edges of text block, two very small d in ts o n fr on t cover. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
GRAJ ZE MNA NA CZTERY RECE / LET'S PLAY A PIANO DUET / LAßT UNS SPIELEN ZU VIER HANDEN.  II., Garscia, Janina.  With Zofia Darowska.
210 Garscia, Janina. With Zofia Darowska. GRAJ ZE MNA NA CZTERY RECE / LET'S PLAY A PIANO DUET / LAßT UNS SPIELEN ZU VIER HANDEN. II.
Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne, Krakow, 1971. 
27 pp, 8 9/16" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). Blue, black and white illustrations. Polish/English/German. Contents: Na fujarce/A Country Melody/Auf der Rohrflote; Kujawiak/Kujawiak (Dance)/Kujawiak (Tanz); Ty pojdziesz gorq/Our paths will neve r meet/Du gehst oben lang; Uciekla mi przepioreczka w proso/The little bird has flown away/In die Hirse ist mir eine Wachtel weggelaufen; Maciek/Maciek/Maciek; Taniec zbojnicki/Brigands' Dance/Raubertanz. Interior - scattered red ink marks o n p a g e 13, rusty staples, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - two tiny corner creases, two small erased letter marks on front cover. Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
MILITARY ENGINEERING.  (PART IIIA.)  MILITARY BRIDGING - GENERAL PRINCIPLES AND MATERIALS.  1913., General Staff, War Office.
211 General Staff, War Office. MILITARY ENGINEERING. (PART IIIA.) MILITARY BRIDGING - GENERAL PRINCIPLES AND MATERIALS. 1913.
War Office, London, 1913, (1915 reprint). 
112 pp, + plates+ ads, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover (red cloth with gold lettering on spine) - no dust jacket. Profusely illustrated in b&w with tables, formulae, drawings - 38 plates (some fold-out) (collated) - diagrams, graphs, drawings. Contents : Reconnaissance - Fording; Crossing on ice; Boats, rafts or flying bridges; Bridging. Nature and Measurement of Gaps to be Bridged - Classification of bridges; Parts common to all bridges; Camber; Ruling dimensions. Loads on Military Bridges and Stresses Produced Thereby: General case of loads on a supported beam. Materials: Timber; Iron and steel; Cordage, wire rope and chain; Knots and splicing; Iron and steel wire rope; Chain; Joints and fastenings; Graphical determination of section modulus; Regulations for testing spars, ropes and cordage; Central test loads for spars; Ropes and cordage; Test loads for steel wire rope; Test loads for hemp cordage. Accessories required for bridging operations: Use of spars. Organization of working parties. Interior - previous owners name on title page and contents page, one or two plates with tiny light foxing marks, slight "perfumey" odor, pages 53-57 and pages 76/77 have small colored pencil check marks in margins, pages 53 /54 are wr inkled and creased at top corner, plate IX has light browning and creases at top corner, book slightly cracked at plate XI, pages very light browned in margins, otherwise clean. Exterior - previous owners name and date on fore-edge of textblock, book is cocked, large soft crease at rear bottom corner, moderate rubbing/edge wear, small bump on spine edge, discoloration and soiling on covers and spine, browning to edges of textblock. Good reference copy. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
212 Gibbon, John Murray. CANADIAN MOSAIC: THE MAKING OF A NORTHERN NATION.
London J.M. Dent & Sons 1939 First British Edition Hard Cover Very Good Fair Kathleen Shackleton, W.J. Phillips, R.H. Palenske, Nicholas de Grandmaison, Ernest Neumann, James Crockart. 
455 pp, 9 3/8" H. Brick-coloured cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Map endpapers, b&w photographs, maps, drawings, reproductions, plus 23 colour plates (collated), including 19 full-page portraits of 'types' (many in national costume) and 4 with two illustrations per page showing people, buildings and landscapes. "This is the first comprehensive account of the contributions made to Canadian history and culture by some twenty-five European races. The plan which the author has adopted is to trace the history of each racial group from its original home in Europe, accentuating those incidents that show relationships between such races in Europe previous to their coming to Canada. The history has been documented so far as possible with quotations from contemporary records. The text incorporates the words of the ballads recently broadcasted by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in the series of musical talks conducted by (the author)." Chapters cover United States, France, England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Scandinavia, Eastern Baltic, Poland, Ukraine, Czechoslovakia, the Balkans, Hungary, Russia, Italy, Spain, Portugal, the Hebrew, concluding with "Cement for the Canadian Mosaic". Small soft crease at top corner of pages 279 to304, small crease at top corner of illustration page opposite page 280, minor shelf soiling on bottom of text block & boards, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear/creasing, small tears with old tape on inside edges, light browning and foxing on spine, darkening to top edge, light soiling/rubbing. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
MISS PAT AND COMPANY LIMITED., Ginther, Pemberton.
213 Ginther, Pemberton. MISS PAT AND COMPANY LIMITED.
John C. Winston, Philadelphia, (c1916). 
256 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H), hard cover (olive cloth with black lettering on spine and front board, color illustration on front board) - no dust jacket (although front panel of dust jacket has been glued to free front endpaper). One of the 'Miss Pat' series. Interior - book lightly cracked at pages 192/193 - pages firmly held, pages browned very lightly, one small dog-ear crease. Exterior - light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, browning to edges of textblock, colors bright. VG- 
Price: 16.00 USD
 
 
JEWISH FOLKORE AND LEGEND., Goldstein, David.
214 Goldstein, David. JEWISH FOLKORE AND LEGEND.
London Hamlyn 1980 0600363651 / 9780600363651 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
176 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w illustrations. "Judaism, has flourished for millennia in a myriad of environments; each has contributed something to the Jewish tradition. Far from being a religion ossified in the world of the Bible; it has produced countless legends and stories, built up on Bible inspiration but reflecting the ideas of the cultures within which they emerged. (This book) explores the core of the Jewish faith by retelling the stories made up and told by Jews throughout the world. The author develops essential ideas of Judaism, including the creation of the universe, the history of man, the history of Israel and the future of Israel. He retells the familiar Biblical stories surrounding the great Biblical personalities such as Abraham, Moses and Elijah. He then goes on to show how their ideas and their characters were developed in the legends and folklore surrounding the Torah, and elaborated throughout the rabbinical tradition. With its great variety of stories told in clear and simple style, written for Jew and Gentile alike, (it) provides a fascinating insight into the wealth and vitality of Judaism." One page with small dog-ear crease - indent on adjacent page, minor wrinkling at bottom of spine, small shallow bump on top edge of front board. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has very light edge wrinkling, soft crease at top of rear panel, some light water staining on inside top surface. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
215 Golovko, Arseni G., Admiral. Translated by Peter Bloomfield. Edited with introduction by Sir Aubrey Mansergh. WITH THE RED FLEET: THE WAR MEMOIRS OF THE LATE ADMIRAL ARSENI G. GOLOVKO.
Putnam, London, 1965, first British edition. 
248 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover (dark blue boards with silver lettering on spine) - no dust jacket. B&w photographs, maps. Contents: Editor's Preface; Reflections Over my Diary; The Long-awaited Surprise, June 1941; A Calculated Risk, June 1941 ; Mistakes Notwithstanding, July-August 1941; A Shot for Victory, September-December 1941; On the External Route, September 1941-June 1942; The Story of PQ 17, July 1942; A Rebuff to the Scheer, August-September 1942; The Fight off Kanin N o s , S e p tember 1942; The Tragedy of the Sokrushitelny, October-December 1942; Submarine Exploits, December 1942-September 1943; Summoned to Moscow, October 1943; The Convoy Proceeds in Silence, October-November 1943; The End of the Scharnhorst, N ov em b er -D ec ember 1943; On the Arctic Communications, January-October 1944; An Example to Posterity, September-December 1944; Standing Astride the Sea, May-June 1945; A Postscript; Index. Previous owners bookplate on front endpaper, faint e ras ed pen ci l m ark s o n free front endpaper, very light rubbing on boards, two very small dints to top edge of front board, rear board fore-edge extends beyond edge of front board 1/8". VG- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE CONDUCT OF WAR:  A SHORT TREATISE ON ITS MOST IMPORTANT BRANCHES AND GUIDING RULES., Goltz, Colmar Freiherr von der, Lieutenant-General.  Translated by Major G.F. Leverson.
216 Goltz, Colmar Freiherr von der, Lieutenant-General. Translated by Major G.F. Leverson. THE CONDUCT OF WAR: A SHORT TREATISE ON ITS MOST IMPORTANT BRANCHES AND GUIDING RULES.
London Kegan, Paul, Trench, Trubner 1899 First British Edition Hard Cover Good- 
285 pp, 9 1/8" H. Red cloth with gilt lettering on spine, gilt lettering/emblem on front board. Erratum slip tipped in at beginning of Chapter I. Fourth volume of "The Wolseley Series", edited by Capt. Walter H. James. Chapter headings: Introduction; The Relation in which War stands to Society; The Special Characteristics of War at the Present Time; The Main Features of the Modern Method of Conducting War; The Main Forms of the Conduct of War; The Offensive; The Defensive; Reciprocity between Offensive and Defensive; The Operations; Strategical Offensive Operations; Offensive Tactical Operations; Strategical Defensive Operations; Tactical Defensive Operations; Operations under Special Conditions; Influence of Operations by Sea on the Conduct of War; Conclusion. Previous owner's name/info/date (1939). in ink on half-title page, very light browning in margins of pages, small bump at corners of boards that migrate into pages, darkening to edges of text block, moderate fading to spine colour, a few light staind on boards, light edge wear, wrinklijg at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
THE STORY OF OUR RAILWAYS., Gordon, W.J.
217 Gordon, W.J. THE STORY OF OUR RAILWAYS.
London The Religious Tract Society New Monumental Edition. Hard Cover Good- 
159 pp (17) pp of publisher's advertising, 7 1/2" H. No date. Red cloth with black lettering/banding on spine, black lettering/decoration on front board. 22 b&w illustrations including frontispiece (collated). Contents: The Railway in Its Infancy; The Railroad as It is; The London and North-Western; The Midland; The Great Western; The North-Eastern and Great Northern; The Great Eastern; The Lancashire and Yorkshire; The London and South-Western; Other English Lines; The Scottish Lines; Conclusion. Bookplate on front pastedown, some separation between several page gatherings - pages still firmly held in binding, small areas of light soiling on a few pages, small crease at top corner of approx. pages 24 to 54 - small piece missing at top corner of page leaf 23/24, small ghost sticker mark on front board, light edge wear - more at top/bottom of spine with wrinkling, light fading/darkening to spine color, light soiling/rubbing to boards. Book is protected in a stiff mylar sleeve. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
CAMOUFLAGE & MARKINGS: RAF NORTHERN EUROPE 1936-45.  NUMBER 1: SUPERMARINE SPITFIRE., Goulding, James.
218 Goulding, James. CAMOUFLAGE & MARKINGS: RAF NORTHERN EUROPE 1936-45. NUMBER 1: SUPERMARINE SPITFIRE.
London Ducimus Stapled in Wraps Very Good - 
Pagination runs 2 to 24 (24 pages in total including front cover), 9 7/8" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs and drawings plus 2 pages of colour drawings. Contents: Supermarine Spitfire Fighters; Red and Blue Roundel; Compromise Colour; D-Day Markings Removed. Interior - slight browning to edges of pages, soft bump at top corner of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - soft crease at top corner of covers, light browning to edges of rear cover, light edge wear and rubbing, small crease and tiny tear at top edge of front cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE GOLDEN AGE AND DREAM DAYS., Grahame, Kenneth.  Foreword by Naomi Lewis.  Illustrated by Charles Keeping.
219 Grahame, Kenneth. Foreword by Naomi Lewis. Illustrated by Charles Keeping. THE GOLDEN AGE AND DREAM DAYS.
Bodley Head, London, 1962. 
258 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Monotone illustrations by Charles Keeping. "These stories of five orphaned children living with relatives in a large old country house, can be read at two levels. 'The children', writes Naomi Lew is, 'will read these books for the story, the comedy, the treats, and above all for the unfailing silent companionship of Harold and the rest. In how many book is one so readily welcomed to share the pleasures, surprises and dreams? Yet t h e a d u l t can read the very same pages and find something else again....What both child and adult can discover in almost every story is something rare, even in poetry: a quality of ecstasy - that rainbow of the imagination which never comes by s ea r ch in g; t he sudden pleasurable surprise; an intensity of happiness after woes'...." By the author of 'The Wind in the Willows'. Faint erased pencil marks at top of free front endpaper, light browning to fore-edge and bottom of textb loc k, sli gh t f adi ng to col o red top of textblock, light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, two slight corner bumps. Dust jacket has light edge wear, very small chips/tears and surface paper loss at top of spine, tiny chips/tea rs a t t op/b ott om o f fl ap- fol ds a nd at bottom of spine, 2" closed tear on front panel archivally taped, light rubbing. Very Good/Good+ 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
WAR AND PEACEKEEPING:  FROM SOUTH AFRICA TO THE GULF - CANADA'S LIMITED WARS., Granatstein, J.L. and Bercuson, David J.
220 Granatstein, J.L. and Bercuson, David J. WAR AND PEACEKEEPING: FROM SOUTH AFRICA TO THE GULF - CANADA'S LIMITED WARS.
Key Porter, Toronto, 1991. 
266 pp, small 4to (10 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1550133551 Illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, reproductions, maps/battle plans. "Canada's military history consists of more than participation in the two world wars. Fro m the Riel Rebellions and the Boer War, to the Korean War, the United Nations peacekeeping missions and the recent Gulf War, Canadians have fought and died on our own frontiers and on distant continents. (This book), a richly documented his t o r y o f Canada's other wars, portrays the gradual evolution of our fighting forces. The raw militia of a young country and the patriotic recruits who marched to Pretoria would, after the crucible of two great wars, develop into seasoned troop s wh o co u ld h o ld the line in the bitter trench battles of the Korean War or maintain the peace in political hotspots such as Cyprus and the Congo. When, at the end of the Second World War, the United Nations established an international army t o kee p the p eac e, Ca nada began to assume a major role as peacekeeper to the world. Today, Canadian men and women continue to serve wherever peace is threatened, in crises requiring not only military expertise but patience and diplomacy. Lavis hl y il lu stra ted wit h p hot ographs, engravings, and paintings drawn from many collections, 'War and Peacekeeping' tells the often neglected story of the 'little' wars which have contributed much to our military tradition." Small soft crease a t b ottom co rner of p ages 245 to e nd of book, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
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