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OLD GLASGOW:  THE PLACE AND THE PEOPLE.  FROM THE ROMAN OCCUPATION TO THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY., MacGeorge, Andrew.
41 MacGeorge, Andrew. OLD GLASGOW: THE PLACE AND THE PEOPLE. FROM THE ROMAN OCCUPATION TO THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY.
Wakefield EP Publishing, Wakefield, 1976, reprint. 1976 0715811789 / 9780715811788 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good - Good 
338 pp, 8vo (9" H). B&w illustrations. First published 1880. "MacGeorge wrote this most readable history 'to give in a popular form some idea of the state of Scotland, and especially the locality around Glasgow, at and subsequent to the time of Kentigern, its patron saint; of the growth of the city; of the condition of the people - their language, their habits and customs, and their municipal history' together with notes on the Clyde basin, and 'the wonderful development of the river as a means of traffic'. This intention he admirably fulfilled in twenty-seven chapters covering various topics ranging from the early inhabitants and houses to the prices of commodities and labour." Small pencil erasure mark, previous owner's name/address and large gift inscription on front free endpaper; two very small stains on fore-edge of text block; light browning to edges of textblock; minor browning in margins of pages; cigarette odour; tiny bump at top /bottom of spine, one small corner bump and three tiny corner bumps. Dust jacket has moderate to heavy edge wrinkling/browning, is price clipped, light line indentations on rear panel, has light fading to spine colour. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE HISTORY OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE, FROM THE ACCESSION OF JAMES THE FIRST.  TO WHICH IS PREFIXED A REVIEW OF THE PROGRESS OF ENGLAND FROM THE SAXON PERIOD TO THE LAST YEAR OF THE REIGN OF QUEEN ELIZABETH, 1603.  TWO VOLUME SET., MacGregor, John.
42 MacGregor, John. THE HISTORY OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE, FROM THE ACCESSION OF JAMES THE FIRST. TO WHICH IS PREFIXED A REVIEW OF THE PROGRESS OF ENGLAND FROM THE SAXON PERIOD TO THE LAST YEAR OF THE REIGN OF QUEEN ELIZABETH, 1603. TWO VOLUME SET.
London Chapman & Hall 1852 First Edition Half-Leather Very Good- 
dclxxxviii (688) pp, 534 pp, - 2 volume set, the first being paginated in roman numerals, the second in arabic numerals, 8vo (8 3/4" H), leather spines (with five raised bands, black leather title label and green leather author label, gilt lettering and decoration), leather corners, marbled-paper covered boards, all edges marbled. Marbled endpapers. Volume I covers the history of England from the Saxon Period to the execution of Charles I. Volume II covers the Commonwealth and the Protectorate, concluding with Cromwell's declaration of war on Spain in 1655 and appendices including notes on "The Army Modelled by Oliver Cromwell", "Trial of Liliburne", "The Act for Settlement of Ireland", etc. Vol. I has a very small puckered marbled paper tear on front board - repaired, a tiny scuff on leather near front hinge, two 3/4" dia. foxing marks on page leaf cxxvii/cxxviii with some offset on adjacent pages. Vol. II has an approx. 5" long irregular shaped area of light staining/waviness towards bottom corner of marbled paper on front board. Both volumes have some very small areas of faint tape residue at top/bottom of most endpapers, some light toning to the edges of verso of free endpapers, light to moderate rubbing on marbled paper on boards, light to moderate edge wear, browning to top of text blocks, light fading to leather spines. 
Price: 295.00 USD
 
 
OLD McGILL 1932.  VOLUME 35., Macmillan, Cyrus, Dr.; Leacock, Stephen, Dr.; Vaughan, Mrs.; Edmison, J.A.; Ford, Max.
43 Macmillan, Cyrus, Dr.; Leacock, Stephen, Dr.; Vaughan, Mrs.; Edmison, J.A.; Ford, Max. OLD McGILL 1932. VOLUME 35.
Montreal Undergraduates, McGill University 1932 Hard Cover Very Good - 
360 pp, 11" H, beige cloth with dark brown decoration on front board/spine, dark brown lettering on front board. Sepiatone photographs, including tipped-in, tissue-covered frontispiece. 'Graduate Monkey' themed book plate on front pastedown (name not filled in) and tailpiece. Colour print section dividers. Contents: In Memoriam; Old Principals; Old McGill, by Hon. Dr. Cyrus Macmillan; Degrees, Honoris Causa, 1931; Faculty of Arts and Science; School of Commerce; Why Graduate? by Dr. Stephen Leacock; Faculty of Dentistry; Faculty of Engineering; Department of Architecture; Faculty of Law; Undergraduate Publications; Faculty of Medicine; Faculty of Music; Faculty of Theology; Royal Victoria College; Some Random Reflections on Women and Their Education, by Mrs. Vaughan; McGill School of Physical Education; "Confession of a Door," by J.A. Edmison; Macdonald College; Other Departments; The "Campus in Camera," by Max Ford; "Exhibits in McGill's Circus," by J.A. Edmison; Graduates' Society; General Executives; Major Executive Awards; Music and Lyrics - Red and White Revue; Sectional Clubs; Athletics; Fraternities; Advertisement. Bookplate on front pastedown - no name, light browning on spine, small scuff/tear in cloth on spine, very light browning to edges of boards, minor wear at corners, minor soiling on edges of text block. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
THE BOOK OF GLASGOW ANECDOTE., Malloch, D. Macleod.
44 Malloch, D. Macleod. THE BOOK OF GLASGOW ANECDOTE.
Edinburgh Foulis 1912 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Good- 
396 pp + (7) pp publisher's advertising, 8 1/4" H. Oatmeal-coloured cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front board, top edge gilt, fore and bottom edges untrimmed. 34 b&w illustrations with tissue guards, and colour frontispiece, tipped in, plus double page b&w "Plan of Glasgow in 1783" (collated). Chapter headings: Introductory; Concerning some Glasgow Men and Women; The Amusements of the People; Alarms and Excursions; Humour; Municipal; The Commerce of Glasgow; Concerning Banking; The University; Law in Glasgow; The Medical Profession; The Church. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown, browning to fore-edge of text block - lighter on bottom of text block, light browning to edges of boards and very light on spine. Dust jacket has small edge pieces missing - mostly at top rear edge, light edge browning - darker on spine, light rubbing and small edge tear to front panel illustration, minor soiling, a few small edge tears, protected in a paper-backed mylar sleeve. 
Price: 45.00 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.
45 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
 
 
CASTOROLOGIA, OR THE HISTORY AND TRADITIONS OF THE CANADIAN BEAVER.  AN EXHAUSTIVE MONOGRAPH, POPULARLY WRITTEN AND FULLY ILLUSTRATED., Martin, Horace T.
46 Martin, Horace T. CASTOROLOGIA, OR THE HISTORY AND TRADITIONS OF THE CANADIAN BEAVER. AN EXHAUSTIVE MONOGRAPH, POPULARLY WRITTEN AND FULLY ILLUSTRATED.
Montreal Wm. Drysdale 1892 First Edition Hard Cover Good Inscribed by Publisher.
238 pp, 9 1/4" H. Brown cloth, bevelled boards, gilt lettering/decoration on spine and front board, top edge gilt. Inscribed on verso of frontispiece by the publisher: "To John Irwin Esq / of St. Andrews / Que / Feb. 1st / William F. Drysdale." Over 50 b&w illustrations (collated). Contents: Introduction; Mythology and Folklore; Mammoth Beavers; The European Beaver; The More Important American Rodents; Life History of the Canadian Beaver; Geographical Distribution; Engineering Accomplish-ments; Economic Considerations; Chemico-Medical Properties; Importance in Trade and Commerce; Uses of the Beaver in Manufactures; Hunting the Beaver; Experiments in Domestication; Anatomy - Osteology - Taxidermy; The Beaver in Heraldry; Appendices: Photo-copies from Original Documents - 1721-1726; Samuel Hearne's Account of the Beaver; Plaptypsyllus Castoris. Bookplate on front pastedown, a fe pages ahe rough edges due to opening, a few page edge tears archivally taped, light browning to edgews of text block, wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light edge and corner wear, wrinkling to cloth on spine, wrinkling/bubbling to cloth on front board, two very small dents on bottom edge of rear board, some light staining and color variation on cloth boards, some darkening to spine color. 
Price: 125.00 USD
 
 
OAKVILLE AND THE SIXTEEN:  THE HISTORY OF AN ONTARIO PORT., Mathews, Hazel C.  Line drawings by Juliet Chisholm.
47 Mathews, Hazel C. Line drawings by Juliet Chisholm. OAKVILLE AND THE SIXTEEN: THE HISTORY OF AN ONTARIO PORT.
University of Toronto Press, n.p., 1953, Ist edition. 
521 pp, large 8vo(9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w drawings, photos, color plates. "...traces the development of a typical Ontario lake port and pictures social life at the various stages of the town's development. The history is complet e, beginning with the earliest settlement and ending at a period in which Oakville has changed its character completely...(Mrs. Mathews) has given an intimate picture of the people, houses, and public buildings of Oakville, and of activities a l o n g ' The Sixteen', the creek which has been so important to its life...She places the development of the village and town in its proper setting in Ontario history, with the result that the reader learns not only about Oakville but about the s oc ia l hi s tory of Southern Ontario over a long period..." Previous owner's name in red ink on free front endpaper, light browning to edges of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light edge wear. Dust jacket has chips and t ear s, su rfa ce paper loss at top of front panel, edge wear/creases, light fading to spine color, now protected in a mylar sleeve. Very Good/Fair 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
48 McConnell, Gail A. (Inscribed by the author.) Pictorial research by Stan D. Hanson. Chapter V by A. Stirling King. SASKATOON: HUB CITY OF THE WEST. AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY.
(Windsor Publications, n.p., 1983), Ist edition. 
127 pp, 4to, hard cover in dust jacket. INSCRIBED AND DATED BY THE AUTHOR TO THE EDITIOR ON HALF-TITLE PAGE. B&w and color photos, maps, reproductions. "(T)ells the remarkable Saskatoon story with insight and skill, beginning with the captivating saga of the Temperance Colonists and the land they settled. Their vision of Saskatoon as a transportation centre foreshadowed the determination of later citizens to bring the railroads to their city, enabling Saskatoon to proclaim itself the 'Hub City' by the turn of the century. The decades of the new century brought struggle and achievement - the agricultural co-ops of the twenties; the Depression of the 'dirty thirties'; the mineral boom of the sixties; and Saskatoon's emergence, in the eighties, as a research centre for science and technology. A special chapter, 'Partners in Progress', profiles the contributions of Saskatoon's business community, whose support helped make this volume possible." Tiny bumps to corners, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light soiling on bottom edge of boards. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, two small closed tears archivally taped - one with crease. VG/VG 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
49 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
 
 
BLACK CREEK PIONEER VILLAGE., Mika, Nick and Mika, Helma.  With Gary Thomson.
50 Mika, Nick and Mika, Helma. With Gary Thomson. BLACK CREEK PIONEER VILLAGE.
Belleville, Ontario Mika Publishing 1988 0921341229 / 9780921341222 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
96 pp, 8 3/8" H. Colour and b&w photographs, drawings, map. "In the northwest corner of the bustling city of Toronto stands Black Creek Pioneer Village, a replica of a typical 19th century crossroads settlement in southern Ontario. The village (is) laid out on a 56-acre site. Within the confines of the village the sounds and sights of another age are in sharp contrast to the towering buildings and the noise of 20th century traffic on nearby Jane Street and Steeles Avenue. At Black Creek the pace is slower, reminiscent of a time when life was harder and simpler but rewarding. The village consists of 41 historic buildings, each offering a fascinating glimpse into the past. Inside the houses and artisans' shops the visitor sees how Upper Canada's early settlers lived and worked. Here the housewife cooks the family's meal in the open hearth of the fireplace; the cabinet-maker works on his foot-powered lathe; the blacksmith hammers a horseshoe on his anvil; women are spinning, dyeing yarn and weaving cloth. There is the old stone gristmill with its 18.5-foot waterwheel which drives the machinery to grind the whole wheat flour for the local inn. At the Half Way House patrons are offered a hearty fare, and at the Laskay Emporium the shopkeeper takes time to chat with the customers." Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top edge, minor wear at top of flap-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
MANNERS AND MONUMENTS OF PREHISTORIC PEOPLES., Nadaillac, The Marquis de.  Translated by Nancy Bell (N. D'Anvers).
51 Nadaillac, The Marquis de. Translated by Nancy Bell (N. D'Anvers). MANNERS AND MONUMENTS OF PREHISTORIC PEOPLES.
New York G.P. Putnam's Sons 1892 First American Edition Hard Cover Good 
412 pp, 8 3/4" H. Brown cloth with gilt lettering on spine, gilt lettering/decoration on front board, top edge gilt. 113 b&w illustrations, including tissue-covered frontispiece. Contents: The Stone Age, its Duration, and its Place in Time; Food, Cannibalism, Mammals, Fish, Hunting and Fishing, Navigation; Weapons, Tools, Pottery - Origin of the Use of Fire, Clothing, Ornaments - Early Artistic Efforts; Caves, Kitchen-Middings, Lake Stations, "Terremares", Crannoges, Burghs, "Nurhags", "Talayoti", and "Truddhi"; Megalithic Monuments; Industry, Commerce, Social Organization - Fights, Wounds and Trepanation; Camps, Fortifications, Vitrified Forts - Santorin - The Towns upon the Hill of Hissarlik; Tombs; Index. Inside rear hinge has splitting to paper but is holding firmly, two edge tears on page leaf 403/404 - archivally taped, small 'v' tear on page leaf 407/408 - archivally taped, small area of browning at bottom of inside front hinge, browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, light edge wear - more at corners and at top/bottom of spine, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light waviness on spine, faint staining on half of rear board. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
52 Nish, Cameron; Waite, P.B.; Brown, R.C.; Prang, M.E., editors. CANADIAN HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS SERIES - 3 VOLUME SET. VOLUME I. THE FRENCH REGIME. VOLUME II. PRE-CONFEDERATION. VOLUME III. CONFEDERATION TO 1949.
Scarborough, Ontario Prentice-Hall 1965 Very Good Good 
Three volume set - volumes I & III are hard covers in dust jackets, volume II is soft cover. Volume I: The French Regime - 176 pp, hard cover in dust jacket, 9" H - "(C)ontains a fascinating collection of first-hand accounts by individuals involved in the founding and settling of Canada. Through their own words these men chronicle their ambitions, deeds, and frustrations, from the time of Jacques Cartier's first voyage of exploration in 1534 to the surrender of Montreal to the British in 1760. Consisting mostly of translations from the original French, this book of documents was compiled with the purpose of placing an emphasis on the social and economic aspects of life during the French Regime in Canada." Volume II: Pre-Confederation - 242 pp, soft cover, 8 3/4" H - "(C)overs the history of British North America from the end of the French regime to 1867. Thus the history of Nova Scotia begins with the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713; that of Canada with the Treaty of Paris in 1763. New-foundland I have commenced, a little arbitrarily, in 1713; for the Hudson's Bay Company and the West I have included the Charter of 1670. Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick begin with their official establishment as provinces carved out of the old Province of Nova Scotia, in 1769 and 1784 respect-ively. The basic element in the story illustrated in this book is preforce political and constitutional history (but) at the same time I have tried to present the way various societies in British North America lived and worked." Volume III: Confederation to 1949 - 334 pp, hard cover in dust jacket, 9" H - (A) fascinating collection of first-hand accounts by some of the individuals who were actively involved in the events that led from consolidation of Confederation to Canada in the era of Post World War II. (It) indicates how Confederation was consolidated between 1967 and 1896. The emergence of modern Canada up to 1914 is then discussed. The First World War and the new economy that followed it then leads into the depression, the Second World War and industrialism. In the last part, external affairs are traced from 1914 on and Canada's international position is evaluated." Volume I has small ghost sticker mark on free front endpaper, very light browning on free endpapers, light browning to edges of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, small edge chips and tears, small area of surface paper loss on rear panel, slight fading to spine color, light rubbing, protected in a mylar sleeve. Volume II is lightly cocked, has light edge wear, light browning to edges of text block, small sticker residue on front cover. Volume III has very light browning to edges of text block, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has light edge wear, a small edge tear and a few tiny edge tears, light rubbing, light fading to spine color, very light browning at top of flaps, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
ARCHITECTURE IN CANADA., Nobbs, Percy E.
53 Nobbs, Percy E. ARCHITECTURE IN CANADA.
London Royal Institute of British Architects 1924 First Edition Stapled in Wraps Good 
89 pp, 7 1/2" H. The text of a talk given to the Royal Institute of British Architects, London, 21 January, 1924. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. Interior - previous owner's bookplate on inside of front cover and previous owner's name in ink on title page, soft crease at top corner of first half of pages, some rusting to staples. Exterior - small wrinkles and creases to edges of covers, browning to edges of covers. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
HURON: GRAND BEND TO SOUTHAMPTON., Orr, Sandra.
54 Orr, Sandra. HURON: GRAND BEND TO SOUTHAMPTON.
Toronto Boston Mills / Stoddart 1993 1550460595 / 9781550460599 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
144 pp, oblong (8 1/4" H x 10 1/4" D). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions, maps. "This is the story of the settlement and development of one of Ontario's unique geographic and economic regions, Lake Huron's stormy eastern shore, from Grand Bend in the south to Southampton in the north. Populated by native peoples for thousands of years, and surveyed for the British Admiralty in 1822 by the famous Henry Wolsey Bayfield, this strikingly scenic region became the home to a diverse range of hard-working settlers and flamboyant entrepreneurs. (The author) tells the fascinating tale of the building of eastern Lake Huron's determined port communities and of their residents' struggle to survive all manner of pioneer hardships and lake-borne disasters. (This) is a celebration of the region's hard times, heyday and heroes. It is also a vitally important collection of wonderful historic photographs, many of them quite rare." Very small bump at top of spine. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, a few small areas of light edge wrinkling - mainly at top of spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE LAST LINGUA FRANCA:  ENGLISH UNTIL THE RETURN OF BABEL., Ostler, Nicholas.
55 Ostler, Nicholas. THE LAST LINGUA FRANCA: ENGLISH UNTIL THE RETURN OF BABEL.
New York Walker 2010 0802717713 / 9780802717719 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
330 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w illustrations. "English has become the world's lingua franca - the most widely spoken in human history, (but the author argues that it) stands to be displaced as the world's language. The primary causes for the spread of lingua francas over time have been military empire-building, networks of commercial enterprise, and missionary religion. Ostler explores each of these inspirations through the lens of civilizations spanning the globe, from China and India to Persia, Africa, and Europe. Two long-term trends emerge that suggest the reasons for ultimate decline: Elites are the prime users of lingua francas, yet democratization in politics and rising equality in society tend to bring them down. At present, international English worldwide is spoken not by majorities, but by elites; and the countries where English is spoken natively are losing their command of the world's economic heights. Soon, the rising wealth of states such as Brazil, Russia, India, and China will shrink any international preference for English. These trends are now reinforced by a new development in modern technology. There will soon be instant translation among major languages, enhancing the global usefulness of mother tongues and lessening the necessity for any future lingua franca to be learned. Increasingly, each nation will speak as it pleases, and yet the world will understand." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling light at bottom of front flap, tiny tear at bottom of front flap-fold - archivally taped. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
56 Peck, Mary E. FROM WAR TO WINTERLUDE - 150 YEARS ON THE RIDEAU CANAL. DE LA DEFENSE A LA DETENTE - LES 150 ANS DU CANAL RIDEAU.
Ottawa Public Archives Canada 1982 0660510154 / 9780660510156 Soft Cover Very Good 
154 pp, 11" H. The catalogue of the exhibition. B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. A look at the evolution of the Rideau Canal. Originally planned by the British military in response to threats of military incursions from the United States, it became a source of commercial development and transportation and now a recreational gem. Bilingual text in parallel columns (English/French). Contents: Foreword; Abbreviations; The Military Era - Construction of the Canal; Commerce and Industry on the Canal; The Age of Recreation on the Canal; Notes; Bibliography; Sources of Items in the Exhibition. Interior - small bump at top corner of of approx. fist 50 pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, small creases at top corner of front cover, a few tiny scuffs on rear cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
MANCHESTER - HEART OF THE INDUSTRIAL NORTH., Priestley, J.B., introduction.  Text based on articles by J.K. Clayton.
57 Priestley, J.B., introduction. Text based on articles by J.K. Clayton. MANCHESTER - HEART OF THE INDUSTRIAL NORTH.
Manchester Manchester Chamber of Commerce 1937 Hard Cover Good reading copy only. Arnold Radcliffe and L.G. McKibbin, water colour sketches. 
48 pp, 9 5/16" H. Brown suede-covered boards. Lacks original metal label on front cover, but bears a ghost impression. 12 full-page colour illustrations. Contents: Foreword; Traditional; Commercial; Industrial; Financial; Navigational; Educational; Municipal; Medical; Cultural; Social; Recreational; Acknowledgements. Book very slightly cracked at three places but holding firmly, tiny bump to top corner of last few pages, bump and wear at top corner of rear board, tiny bump at other corners of boards, suede is rubbed and soiled colour illustrations are bright. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
BATTLECRUISER., Reeman, Douglas.  (a.k.a. Alexander Kent.)
58 Reeman, Douglas. (a.k.a. Alexander Kent.) BATTLECRUISER.
London Heinemann 1997 0434002917 / 9780434002917 2nd Printing Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Geoffrey Huband cover art. 
275 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). "Conceived on paper as an invicible defence against enemy commerce raiders, the battlecruiser was hailed as a triumph. Romantically described as the fleet's greyhounds, these great ships, remarkable for their size and speed, were designed to outrun and outshoot any of their heavier opponents. But the Battle of Jutland exposed their fatal flaw, the weakness of their armour, which could be pierced by a single enemy shell. At the outbreak of World War II, only four of their class remain. In 1943, when Captain Guy Sherbrooke joins H.M.S. Reliant, he knows he may be her last captain. The battlecruisers Hood and Repulse, household names, have been destroyed. But Reliant is both legend and survivor, a lucky ship, and as Britain prepares to invade occupied Europe one of the last battlecruisers must enter the conflagration. And Sherbrooke, who commands her destiny, cannot alter the bitter truth: that for one of her ill-fated class there can be no half-measures. Only death or glory awaits H.M.S. Reliant." Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
59 Reeman, Douglas. (a.k.a. Alexander Kent.) BATTLECRUISER.
London Heinemann 1997 0434002917 / 9780434002917 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ Geoffrey Huband cover art. 
275 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). "Conceived on paper as an invicible defence against enemy commerce raiders, the battlecruiser was hailed as a triumph. Romantically described as the fleet's greyhounds, these great ships, remarkable for their size and speed, were designed to outrun and outshoot any of their heavier opponents. But the Battle of Jutland exposed their fatal flaw, the weakness of their armour, which could be pierced by a single enemy shell. At the outbreak of World War II, only four of their class remain. In 1943, when Captain Guy Sherbrooke joins H.M.S. Reliant, he knows he may be her last captain. The battlecruisers Hood and Repulse, household names, have been destroyed. But Reliant is both legend and survivor, a lucky ship, and as Britain prepares to invade occupied Europe one of the last battlecruisers must enter the conflagration. And Sherbrooke, who commands her destiny, cannot alter the bitter truth: that for one of her ill-fated class there can be no half-measures. Only death or glory awaits H.M.S. Reliant." Two tiny corner bumps, tiny dent on top edge of rear board. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top edge of rear flap and at bottom edge of front flap, minor rubbing. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
LIFE IN MR. LINCOLN'S NAVY., Ringle, Dennis J.
60 Ringle, Dennis J. LIFE IN MR. LINCOLN'S NAVY.
Naval Institure Press, Annapolis, Maryland, 1998. 
202 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1557507368 B&w illustrations. "Every aspect of the common sailor's life in the Union navy - such as recruiting, clothing, training, shipboard routine, entertainment, wages, diet, heal th, and combat experience - is addressed in this study, the first to examine the subject in such detail. The wealth of new facts provided here offers a fresh look at nineteenth-century social history, including such issues as racial integrat i o n i n the military. As he examines daily life in the Union navy, Dennis Ringle also calls attention to the enlisted sailor's enormous but often overlooked contributions to the development of the U.S. Navy as it moved fom wood and sail to stea m an d i ro n. Ringle, a marine engineer with more than twenty years of naval experience, describes the lives of the steam engineers whose work laler proved critical to the success of the ironclad monitors and the development of the powerful pre-d re adn ou gh t w ars h ips. His focus is on the sailors assigned to the western river vessels and the ships enforcing the blockade, and those dispatched to destroy Confederate commerce raiders. To reconstruct daily life, he draws on a large number of pub lis hed and unp ub lished diaries, journals, and letters. To put the information in context, he compares the sailor's life to that of a soldier's, including health conditions - to explain why, for example, fewer sailors died from disease tha n sol dier s." Page s 43 to 62 have tiny chips and tears at bottom edge from page shearing process, wrinkling and small tear at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light soiling on rear pane l. Ve ry Go od-/ Very G ood 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
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