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MAPLE LEAF ROUTE:  FALAISE., Copp, Terry and Vogel, Robert.
41 Copp, Terry and Vogel, Robert. MAPLE LEAF ROUTE: FALAISE.
(Maple Leaf Route, Alma, Ontario, 1983). 
143 pp, oblong large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0919907024 Profusely illus. with b&w maps, photos, drawings and plans. The second volume in a series on the Canadian campaign in Northwest Europe 1944-45. "...contains the stor y of Allied and German strategy in the last month of the Normandy Campaign as well as a detailed account of the battles fought by the Canadians along the road to Falaise. The text is complemented by contemporary photographs, War Art, a new s e r i e s o f maps oriented to illustrate the thrust of the Allied assault, and facsimiles of War Diaries from many Canadian regiments." Waviness to top/bottom edges of textblock - no evidence of dampness, minor edge wear, soft crease down front f re e en dp ap e r. Dust jacket has fading to spine/front hinge color, slight wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light browning to inside edges. Very good/Very Good- 
Price: 47.50 USD
 
 
ONE QUEST, HOLD THE DRAGONS.  BOOK TWO OF CUPS AND SORCERY., Costikyan, Greg.  Cover art by Paul Jaquays.
42 Costikyan, Greg. Cover art by Paul Jaquays. ONE QUEST, HOLD THE DRAGONS. BOOK TWO OF CUPS AND SORCERY.
Tor / Tom Doherty, New York, 1995, first printing. 
376 pp, mass market paperback. ISBN 0812522699 "The motley crew of adventurers who rescued the invaluable (and virtually undisguisable) statue of King Stantius from the dungeons below Urf Durfal in 'Another Day, Another Dungeon' are taking their s how on the road to Arst-Kara-Morn. Along the route, Timaeus the wizard rescues an old school-fellow, Sidney takes on her cat form to escape from a dungeon, and new companion Frer Mortise rescues them all from a fairy ring where they could d a n c e f o r ever. When Broderick of Biddleburg steals the statue, the band is galvanized into action....in their own inimitable style! With great polymage Vic's uncanny ability to disappear when he's needed, pickpocket Nick's penchant for bea ut if ul w om e n, a nd Kraki the barbarian's constant eagerness to start a brawl, things never stay quiet for long! But Nick made one rule before setting off on this quest, and he intends to keep it: NO DRAGONS!" Interior - clean and tight w ith no pr evi ous o wne rsh ip marks. Exterior - minor edge wear. Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
43 Crawford, Bess Hillery. ROSEDALE.
Erin, Ontario Boston Mills Press 2000 1550463233 / 9781550463231 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
176 pp, oblong (10 1/4" H x 11 3/4" D). Profusely illustrated in b&w with photographs, maps, reproductions. "This lavishly illustrated and compellingly written pictorial history recounts the origins and evolution of Toronto's most prestigious neighbourhood from its beginnings in the mid-1850s to the protection of its heritage homes within the modern mega-city. Chapters are devoted to the subdivision plans of 1854-1910, the impact of generations of the Jarvis family, a who's who of Rosedale's first century, the origins of the street names, the first landowners, early estates, and Rosedale's principal architects. Featured properties include Rosedale House, Drumsnab, Chestnut Park, Caverhill, Idlewold, The Dale, Lorne Hall, Denbrae, Hollydene, Thom House, and Guiseley House. Whether you are a Rosedale resident, an admiring neighbour, a Rosedale expatriate, or a lover of history and architecture, you are sure to find this book fascinating and enlightening. Small crease at bottom corner of last page, book is lightly cocked, small bump at top corners of boards. Dust jacket has very light rubbing, light edge wrinkling at top edge. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
44 Creighton, Donald. THE FORKED ROAD: CANADA, 1939-1957.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1976 077102360X / 9780771023606 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- 
319 pp, 9 1/4" H. One of 'The Canadian Centenary Series'. B&w plates. "Canada's declaration of war against Germany in 1939 marked the beginning of the most significant eighteen-year period in the history of this nation. By the end of the Liberal regime in 1957 the country had undergone immense growth in human and material resources. The experience of the Second World War had been followed by participation in the Korean War and ten years of the Cold War. The Great Depression had given way to a boom which had continued through the exchange crisis, serious inflation and minor recessions. In addition, new life had been generated in the arts. The new road which Canada chose to follow led directly to a new world of planning and management, of economic controls and social equalization." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has wrinkling at top/bottom of spine - light elsewhere, rubbing and scratch to glossy front panel, a few tiny tears archivally taped, tiny scuff and tiny dent on rear panel, minor soiling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
INTO THE GREEN., de Lint, Charles.  (Delint.)
45 de Lint, Charles. (Delint.) INTO THE GREEN.
New York TOR 1993 0312080875 / 9780312080877 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good- Very Good- John Howe, jacket art. 
254 pp, 8 1/2" H.. "The harp was a gift from Jacky Lantern's fey kin, as was the music Angharad pulled from its strings. She used it in her journeys through the kingdoms of the Green Isles, to wake the Summerblood where it lay sleeping in folk who had never known they were witches. This was the way the Middle Kingdom survived - by being remembered, by its small magics being served, by the interchange of wisdom and gossip between man and those he shared the world with - the birds, the bests, the hills, the trees. Harping, she knew, was one third of a bard's spells. Harping and poetry, and the road that led into the green - ." Slight lean to spine, bump at top of spine, minor bump at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has crease down the top half of the spine, a few small edge tears and creases, some wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, two very small dents on front hinge, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ALBERTA HISTORY.  VOLUME 25, NUMBERS 2-4 (SPRING/SUMMER/AUTUMN 1977), VOLUME 26, NUMBERS 1-4 (WINTER/SPRING/SUMMER/AUTUMN 1978), VOLUME 27, NUMBERS 1 & 2 (WINTER/SPRING 1979), VOLUME 28, NUMBER 1 (WINTER 1980).  10 NUMBERS IN TOTAL., Dempsey, Hugh A., Editor.  Donald B. Smith, J.W. Chalmers, L.J. Wilson, D.J. Hall, C.E.D. Wood, john Liss, W.T. Williamson, Elise A. Corbet, Tom M. Henson, Terry L. Chapman, Rolf, T. Lund, Colin A. Thomson, Eric, J. Holmgren, Anne B. Woywitka, et al.
46 Dempsey, Hugh A., Editor. Donald B. Smith, J.W. Chalmers, L.J. Wilson, D.J. Hall, C.E.D. Wood, john Liss, W.T. Williamson, Elise A. Corbet, Tom M. Henson, Terry L. Chapman, Rolf, T. Lund, Colin A. Thomson, Eric, J. Holmgren, Anne B. Woywitka, et al. ALBERTA HISTORY. VOLUME 25, NUMBERS 2-4 (SPRING/SUMMER/AUTUMN 1977), VOLUME 26, NUMBERS 1-4 (WINTER/SPRING/SUMMER/AUTUMN 1978), VOLUME 27, NUMBERS 1 & 2 (WINTER/SPRING 1979), VOLUME 28, NUMBER 1 (WINTER 1980). 10 NUMBERS IN TOTAL.
Calgary, Alberta Historical Society of Alberta Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
10 numbers of Alberta History, running from Spring 1977 to Spring 1979 plus Winter 1980, 10" H, each 40 pp. Colour pictorial covers, b&w photographs, drawings, maps, political cartoons. Articles cover: Half-Breed Commission; 1919 Royal Visit; Treaty No. 6; Road to Banff, 1890; Tom Kerr; Ku Klux Klan; Early Eugenics Movement; Skiing in Banff; Black Immigration; High Level Bridge; Women in Labour Movement; Railway to Athabasca; Bobtail Land Surrender; Edmonton Theatres; Arthur Evans; Stocking the Canadian Range; Elliott Galt Letters; Chivaree; Alberta Field Force; George Chipman; Buffalo Bone Industry; Ella Hartt, Photographer; Labouring on the Railroad; Killing a Wetigo; Calgary Land Reservation; To the Red Deer River; etc. Interior - Spring 1979 has a small stain at bottom edge of twp pages otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - six books with light fading and/or light browning on spine/rearhinge area - two books with moderate fading in same area, very light to light rubbing/soiling - mostly on rear covers, minor edge wear, a few soft wrinkles on some covers, Summer and Autumn 1978 have a slight bump at top corner. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
THE HIGHWAY TRAFFIC ACT.  REVISED STATUTES OF ONTARIO, 1937.  CHAPTER 288.  AS AMENDED BY 1938, CHAPTER 17 AND 1939, CHAPTER 20., Department of Highways, Motor Vehicles Branch.
47 Department of Highways, Motor Vehicles Branch. THE HIGHWAY TRAFFIC ACT. REVISED STATUTES OF ONTARIO, 1937. CHAPTER 288. AS AMENDED BY 1938, CHAPTER 17 AND 1939, CHAPTER 20.
Toronto T.E. Bowman 1939 Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
100 pp, 6 1/2" H. Contents: Interpretation; Registration and Permits; Requirement as to Equipment; Chauffeur's Licences; Garage and Storage Licences; Rate of Speed; Weight and Load; Rules of the Road; Prohibitions and Responsibility for Accidents; Arrests, Impounding of Motor Vehicles and Rewards; Procedure, Penalties and Conviction; Traction Engines on Highways; Operator's Licence; Financial Responsibility of Owners and Drivers; Accident Reporting, Statistics and Rating; Schedule A: Certificate of Justice; Miscellaneous: Criminal Code (Extracts from); Index. Interior - staples slightly rusty, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor wear at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
ONTARIO'S ROADS AND STREETS:  AN ENGINEERING STUDY OF ROAD AND STREET NEEDS BY THE MUNICIPALITIES OF ONTARIO AND THE DEPARTMENT OF HIGHWAYS., Department of Highways.  W.J. Fulton, Deputy Minister.
48 Department of Highways. W.J. Fulton, Deputy Minister. ONTARIO'S ROADS AND STREETS: AN ENGINEERING STUDY OF ROAD AND STREET NEEDS BY THE MUNICIPALITIES OF ONTARIO AND THE DEPARTMENT OF HIGHWAYS.
Toronto Department of Highways 1958 Card covers in cerlox binding. Good 
57 pp, 9 1/4" H x 12 1/8" D. Photographs (some aerial), maps, tables, graphs. Frontispiece shows the newly built $19 million Burlington Bay Skyway. Contents: Foreword; Summary; Economic Activities Generate Highway Needs; Traffic and Government; Cooperative Study; Urban Street Needs; County and Township Road Needs; Provincial Highway Needs; Programs and Policies; Appendix. Shows a Classification Plan for Cobourg, Proposed 20-Year Major Street Improvements for Brantford, Metropolitan Toronto Expressway Plan, Backlog Plus 5-Year Needs on King's Highways, Design Standards, Work Sheets, etc. Interior - progressively smaller soft bump at top corner of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - small creases at corners of covers, very light edge wear, light rubbing on rear cover, several tiny and small scuffs on covers - mainly on rear cover. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
49 Dick-Lauder, Mrs.; Carr, Mrs.; Kernighan, R.K.; Wodell, J.E.; Stead, J. McMonies and Others. PEN AND PENCIL SKETCHES OF WENTWORTH LANDMARKS: A SERIES OF ARTICLES DESCRIPTIVE OF QUAINT PLACES AND INTERESTING LOCALITIES IN THE SURROUNDING COUNTRY.
Toronto Ryerson Press 1967 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good- Very Good- Seavey, J.R. 
147 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). Reprint of the Spectator Printing Company, Hamilton edition of 1897 - reprinted on the order of Wentworth County Council as a Centennial project. B&w drawings. Contents: An Historic Village; Old Residences at Ancaster; The Leeming Parsonage; St. John's Church, Ancaster; Ancaster in the Victorian Era; The Old Red Mill; The Terryberry Inn; A Forgotten House of Peace; Historic Homes on the Mountain; On the Outskirts of the City; North of Hamilton Bay; By Medad's Marshy Shores; At-ti-wan-dar-o-ni-a; Indian Relics and Remains; Rock Chapel and Vicinity; The Fools' College; Early History of Dundas; Its Prehistoric Buildings; A City that was not Built; Legends of Romulus; An Ancient Trojan; A Battlefield of 1812; Albion Mills Ravine; Early Days in Saltfleet; The Caledonia Stage Road. Moderate browning to pages, slight twist to spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, a few tiny edge tears and one tiny chip, shallow indentation on rear panel, minor soiling, very light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
SCOTTISH LORE AND FOLKLORE., Douglas, Ronald MacDonald, compiler.
50 Douglas, Ronald MacDonald, compiler. SCOTTISH LORE AND FOLKLORE.
New York Beekman House 1982 0517366037 / 9780517366035 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
368 pp, 8vo (8 1/8" H). B&w illustrations. Contents: Foreword; Introduction; Poetry; Introduction to Folklore; Bairn's Rhymes; Rhymes and Saws on Places; Rhymes about the Weather; The Low Road; Two Tales (The King O' the Cats / The Story of Heather Ale); Thomas the Rhymer; The Waiting Warriors; Language; Names - Anglicized Forms into Gaelic; Days and Months in Gaelic; Clans; Clan Slogans; Appelations to Clans, Families and Towns; Clan Badges; Dyes; Place Names; Battles Fought on Scottish Soil; Land and Water; The Burghs; Ross and Cromarty; Stewartry; Weather; Law; Money and Measures; Proverbs; Toasts; Meat and Drink; Festivals and Quarter Days; A Calendar for Any Year; Fragments; Prose Extracts and Letters; Glossary; Index of Authors; Indes of First Lines; General Index. Minor edge wear, very small corner bumps, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, Christmas gift inscription on free front endpaper. Dust jacket very light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, slight fading to spine color, minor browning at top edge, light soiling/rubbing on rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE FIGHTING COCK: BEING THE HISTORY OF THE 23rd INDIAN DIVISION, 1942-1947., Doulton, A.J.F., Lieut.-Colonel.  Foreword by Lieut.-General Sir Reginald Savory.
51 Doulton, A.J.F., Lieut.-Colonel. Foreword by Lieut.-General Sir Reginald Savory. THE FIGHTING COCK: BEING THE HISTORY OF THE 23rd INDIAN DIVISION, 1942-1947.
Aldershot Gale & Polden 1951 First Edition Hard Cover Good+ Good- 
318 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H). B&w photographs, maps (including 2 fold-outs at rear) - collated. "Here is the story of a famous Indian Division which will be of interest not only to those who wore the 'Fighting Cock' badge but to those who served in the campaigns in Burma which led to the defeat of the Japanese, covering as it does the whole period from 1942 when the Division was formed to the victory in Burma and later in Java. The book contains a particularly vivid picture of the blood-bath in Java and shows how, in this little-known 'war', the Division kept bright its reputation for gallant conduct and high endeavour." Tiny to small stains at bottom of pages 20/21 - migrate slightly into adjacent pages, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny bump at top corner and light cloth fraying at bottom corner of front board, some light wrinkling of cloth on rear board, slight browning of edges. Dust jacket has several small tears and very small chips, general light soiling, slight darkening to spine, light edge wrinkling, light rubbing, browning to inside surface. 
Price: 85.00 USD
 
 
THE MEANING OF PUCK: HOW HOCKEY EXPLAINS MODERN CANADA., Dowbiggin, Bruce.
52 Dowbiggin, Bruce. THE MEANING OF PUCK: HOW HOCKEY EXPLAINS MODERN CANADA.
Toronto Key Porter 2008 1554700418 / 9781554700417 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
232 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). "In a series of essays that is a road trip across the nation's cultural landscape, (Dowbiggin) shows how the national passion for hockey reflects - or deflects - the issues of globalization, regionalism, anti-Americanism, militarism, violence, racism and greed. Why are Canadians, for instance, such strenuous advocates of pacifism and non-militarism around the world while simultaneously embracing - and promoting - the world's most vicious and violent brand of hockey? As the legion of apologists for Todd Bertuzzi's thuggish play dramatize, it's not the Americans who popularize violence in hockey. It's us. Dowbiggen tries to come to terms with the absurd hero worship of The Great One. Or why Canadians so smugly spoof American ignorance while making a 'cultural' icon of Don Cherry. Is it because in a nation without rules or standards he still stands for something, however distasteful? (The author) conducts an autopsy on the essentially permanent futility of the Toronto Maple Leafs and shows how the team's declining fortunes mirror the shift in power and influence from Ontario to the West, particularly Alberta. As fans outside Ontario chafe at the Toronto-centrism of 'Hockey Night in Canada', they seek a new locus of hockey influence. Dowbiggin explores questions such as: Why the Vancouver Canucks are the new frontier? What do you mean the Montreal Canadiens are owned by an American? Why is hockey such a safe place for characters such as Alan Eagleson, Graham James and David Frost to hide? And why is it so hard to get them out once they've attached themselves to power? Most of all: Why does the sniff of the Canadian jock have such a hypnotic effect on our culture? 'The Meaning of Puck' is a funny, acidic, irreverent, argumentative and often infuriating but always thought-provoking look into the fabric of a nation straining to keep old traditions alive and incorporate new national myths." Dust jacket has very minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE FRAGRANCE OF SWEET-GRASS:  L.M. MONTGOMERY'S HEROINES AND THE PURSUIT OF ROMANCE., Epperly, Elizabeth Rollins.  (Lucy Maud Montgomery.  L.M.)
53 Epperly, Elizabeth Rollins. (Lucy Maud Montgomery. L.M.) THE FRAGRANCE OF SWEET-GRASS: L.M. MONTGOMERY'S HEROINES AND THE PURSUIT OF ROMANCE.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1993 0802074618 / 9780802074614 First Paperback Edition. Soft Cover Very Good+ 
275 pp, 8vo (9" H). "Anne Shirley is the best known of a memorable group of heroines created by Lucy Maud Montgomery, a group that includes Emily Byrd Starr, Valancy Stirling, and Pat Gardiner. These characters are at the centre of Epperly's book, the first full-length critical study of all L.M. Montgomery's fiction. Epperly contends that Montgomery was a master of the romance genre, and through her use of literary allusions, repetitions, irony, and comic inversions she deftly manipulated the normal conventions of romance novels. By studying the fictional biographies of the heroines and their pursuit of romance, Epperly question the ways romance shapes what we consider valuable in our imaginings and experience. A book written for L.M. Montgomery fans and scholars." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear, clean and bright. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
VICTORY IN THE ST. LAWRENCE:  CANADA'S UNKNOWN WAR., Essex, James W.
54 Essex, James W. VICTORY IN THE ST. LAWRENCE: CANADA'S UNKNOWN WAR.
Erin, Ontario Boston Mills Press 1984 0919822568 / 9780919822566 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
160 pp, 11 1/4" H. Map endpapers (showing locations of ships torpedoed in Gulf and River of St. Lawrence and Canada's Coastal Waters), b&w photographs, drawings. "The sailor next to me reached into his topcoat pocket and hurriedly proferred a crumpled photograph. I recognized it as the military funeral of 1942 at the tiny Anglican Church just down the road. It was the burial of a seaman from the HMCS 'Charlottetown', one of several who had been rescued, only to die of wounds later. He was killed in Canada by the Nazis. This book in a real sense, then, is his story and the story of hundreds of others who perished because of the German U-boats in the St. Lawrence. As Cmdr. George Bernard, Naval Officer in Command, Gaspe from 1943 to the war's end said in later years: 'In 1942, marauding U-Boats entered the Gulf of St. Lawrence and did a great deal of damage. They roamed the Gulf and River St. Lawrence at will and were seldom opposed. They sank Canadian warships and valuable merchant vessels almost with impunity.' According to Bernard, it was for this reason that Canadian authorities played down the episode. They were prepared to accept the consequences because warships which might have attacked the U-boats invading our inland waters were wanted more urgently elsewhere. This was 'Victory in the St. Lawrence' - initially for the German U-boat: Canada's turn would come next. But what happened to both remained locked in the memories of the participants only now being revealed long years after the war ended. This was 'Canada's Unknown War'." Minor wrinkle at top of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
55 Evans, Gary. THE PRINTS OF OAKVILLE: A PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNEY BACK IN TIME.
Burlington, Ontario North Shore 2003 189689920X / 9781896899206 First Edition Soft Cover Near Fine Signed by Author
104 pp, oblong 8vo (8" H x 10 1/2" D). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. Signed by author on title page. "There is a lot of nostalgia within these pages. The photographs show a different sort of community as it has evolved over the years. There is a series of photographs taken on Colborne Street - better known today as Lakeshore Road - showing retail establishments long gone as well as other shots of historic houses, the harbors in transition, and Rebecca Street of long, long ago. A series of aerial photographs, some dating back more than 40 years, provide a different glimpse of Oakville, offering a unique perspective of the downtown core. Then marvel at the old schools, the Middle Road and the bustling community of Palermo, and even an antique car display at the Ford plant. As you leaf through these pages, an Oakville of another era will come alive, one rich in tradition, one as seen through the eyes of photographers." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
SILVER CENTRE (THE STORY OF AN ONTARIO MINING CAMP)., Fancy, Peter.
56 Fancy, Peter. SILVER CENTRE (THE STORY OF AN ONTARIO MINING CAMP).
Cobalt, Ontario Highway Book Shop 1985 0889543062 / 9780889543065 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good Signed by Author
145 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps, diagrams. SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE. "Silver Centre was one of Canada's celebrated mining camps. It discovered millions of dollars in silver ore (when silver's price averaged 50 cents an ounce) and probably has as much mineral wealth today in its unexamined Keewatin ground for some future economic development. But most importantly, in terms of Ontario's social history , this Silver Centre story represents the way of life for many of the people living in northern Ontario during the early years of (the twenieth) century. The story follows in detail the mining prospectors of 1907 - their silver discoveries; the early mines - their success and failures; the depressing World War I years; then rebirth with the mother lode discovery in 1920 and its climactic decade of phenomenal silver treasure; finally, the inevitable exhaustion of known deposits. Falling metal prices discourage continued searches. Mines close - sudden abandonment. This particular drama of prospectors and developers struggling with the Precambrian rocks is a constant, unifying theme. (This) is the story of a mining community and its people, of fellowship and stubborn pleasure." Very light edge wear, previous owner's name/date in ink on free front endpaper and embossed blind stamp on half-title page. A previous owner has amended the map of Silver Centre, 1924, adding the location of two rinks and a ball park, extending the left side of the map to show the rail yard, railway station and loading ramp, and filling in some squares indicating the location of buildings with red ink. Very light browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has a few small tears (archivally taped) and chips; moderate wrinkling along top edge; light browning - moderate on spine; light soiling and rubbing; small light stain, partial cup mark on front panel; small area of tiny perforations on rear panel; book color offset on inside surface; now in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE PITY OF WAR.  EXPLAINING WORLD WAR I., Ferguson, Niall.
57 Ferguson, Niall. THE PITY OF WAR. EXPLAINING WORLD WAR I.
Basic Books, New York, 1999, book club edition. 
563 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs, tables, graphs. "More than four million Americans were mobilized in 1917-18, of whom more than 100,000 were killed - double the number who died in Vietnam. This was the fir st, bloody step on the road to globalism which would characterize our foreign policy for the rest of the twentieth century. Even American literature was transformed by the impact of the war on writers like Hemingway and Fitzgerald. Internat i o n a l l y , more than any other event, the First World War made the twentieth century what it was: It toppled the four great empires of the Old World and left a fifth - the British - mortgaged to the hilt. More than nine million men lost their li ve s, y et n on e of its stated objectives were met. Rather, it spawned seven decades of Communist rule in Russia, the rise of Adolf Hitler's Third Reich, and the horror of the Holocaust. Now, as the century draws to a close, the time is righ t f or a r adi cal re ass essment of the 'Great War'. In (this book, the author) explodes the myths of 1914-18. He argues that the fatal conflict between Britain and Germany was far from inevitable. It was Britain's declaration of war that needl essl y t urne d a cont inen tal conflict into a world war, and it was Britain's economic mismanagement and military inferiority that necessitated American involvement, forever altering the global balance of power. Ferguson vividly brings back to li fe on e of the semi nal c atast roph es of the century, not through a dry citation of chronological chapter and verse, but through a series of brilliant chapters that answer the key questions: Why did the war start? Why did it continue? And why did it st op? How d id th e Germ ans ma nage to kill more soldiers than they lost but still end up defeated in November 1918? Above all, why did men fight?" Minor rubbing, tiny bump at top of front hinge. Dust jacket has one tiny edge tear and minor browni ng o n spin e. Ve ry Good +/Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
DESPERATE SIEGE:  THE BATTLE OF HONG KONG., Ferguson, Ted.
58 Ferguson, Ted. DESPERATE SIEGE: THE BATTLE OF HONG KONG.
Toronto Doubleday Canada 1980 0385146949 / 9780385146944 Hard Cover Very Good Good 
252 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w photographs, maps. "On Christmas Day 1941, Hong Kong, 'the Gibraltar of the Orient', crumbled under the massive onslaught of crack Japanese invasion troops. The Winnipeg Grenadiers and the Royal Rifles of Canada, ill equipped and unblooded, fought side by side with four other British Commonwealth units to defend the Crown colony. For eighteen days, the heavily outnumbered soldiers surpassed all expectations, winning lasting honour on the battlefield before being marched off to spend four and a half years in Japanese prison camps. They had endured constant air strikes, artillery barrages, vicious assaults, and hand-to-hand combat. Their heroic sacrifice is made all the more tragic when one realizes that, from the start, they were considered expendable. Base on interviews with survivors of the battle and the POW cages, (this) is a powerful tale of human courage in the face of impossible odds." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light to moderate edge wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, several small tears archivally taped, light water marks on lower inside of flap-folds, light fading to spine colour. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE IAMBICS OF NEWFOUNDLAND: NOTES FROM AN UNKNOWN SHORE., Finch, Robert.
59 Finch, Robert. THE IAMBICS OF NEWFOUNDLAND: NOTES FROM AN UNKNOWN SHORE.
New York Counterpoint 2007 158243154X / 9781582431543 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
270 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). "After spending the greater part of a decade traveling around the island of Newfoundland, at 'the edge of North America', beloved nature writer and host of an NPR radio series Robert Finch chronicles the people, geography, and wildlife of this remote and lovely place. From the shear cliffs of Cape Spear overlooking the Atlantic, the beaches of Sandy Cove (about eight miles by road from Squid Tickle), the steep streets of St. John's, and the moss-covered tundra of the southern coast, Finch carefully collects the intimate stories of birds and moose and foxes - and the people who share their space. He evokes an untrammeled landscape of raw beauty even as he tells a tale of economic hardship, with the local cod fisheries deplete and very little industry to replace it. Finch's ear is finely attuned to the vernaclar of Newfoundlander's stories; he revels in the particular cadences and unexpected movement of their tales. With a boundless curiosity, a profound appreciation for the beauty of everyday life and prose as hospitable and full of good humor as the people he encounters, Finch brings alive a wide array of characters - fishermen, hunters and hitchhikers, newcomers and old timers - and an island tucked between provinces, languages, and cultures, a land of ancient hardship and stirring beauty." Slight bump at top of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling - mainly at top of spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE CELEBRATION BOOK 130 YEARS AT THE CHURCH OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST, NORWAY., Forewords by Jeremy Van-Lane and Rev. Fred J. Nicholson.
60 Forewords by Jeremy Van-Lane and Rev. Fred J. Nicholson. THE CELEBRATION BOOK 130 YEARS AT THE CHURCH OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST, NORWAY.
Self-published, Toronto, 1980. 
47 pp, 8 3/4" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). B&w photographs. A brief history of the Church of St. John the Baptist, Norway (once a village, but now absorbed into Toronto, Ontario). Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - Very small soft corner crease on front cover, minor soiling on rear cover. Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
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