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LORD ELGIN., Bourinot, John George, Sir.
41 Bourinot, John George, Sir. LORD ELGIN.
Toronto Morang 1903 Edition de Luxe. Very Good - No Jacket Inscribed
276 pp, 9 1/2" H. Beige cloth with paper title label on spine (a duplicate label laid in at the last page at time of publication could be used to 'freshen' the book's appearance), top edge gilt. A volume from the "Edition De Luxe" (limited to four hundred sets - this copy unnumbered) of The Makers of Canada series - inscribed in red ink on the limitation page: "With the Compliments / of / the Publishers (underscored) / Nov 16 - 1903". There is also a previous owner's signature in black ink on this page. B&w tissue-covered frontispiece. Contents: Early Career; Political Condition in Canada; Political Difficulties; The Idemnification Act; The End of the Lafontaine-Baldwin Ministry, 1851; The Hincks-Morin Ministry; The History of the Clergy Reserves (1791-1854); Seigniorial Tenure; Canada and the United States; Farewell to Canada; Political Progress; A Comparison of Systems; Bibliographical Note; Index. Light wrinkling/creasing at some untrimmed edges of pages and at some corners of pages, light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, very slight bumping at corners of boards, light browning on spine and at edges of boards, moderate browning and a few tiny scuffs on spine label, two small foxing marks on rear board. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE SONORAN DESERT., Bowden, Charles.  Photographs by Jack W. Dykinga.
42 Bowden, Charles. Photographs by Jack W. Dykinga. THE SONORAN DESERT.
Harry N. Abrams, New York, 1997. 
167 pp, oblong small 4to (10 1/2" H x 10 7/8" D), soft cover. ISBN 0810926695 Profusely illustrated with color photographs. "The Sonoran Desert of the southwestern United States and northern Mexico sizzles in the sun. Daytime temperatures common ly soar above 120F. The parched, mineral earth gets less than three inches of rainfall a year on average; some years, none at all. Yet this is one of the most fascinating and beautiful places in North America. A large variety of plants - cr e o s o t e bush, the fabled boojum, and numerous other cacti and succulents - flourish here, as do a wealth of birds, insects, and small mammals. Man is an uneasy resident, and, although modern cities such as Phoenix and Tucson survive on its fri ng es , th e na tural heart of the desert still rejects all but the most intrepid sojourners. Two who know this desert well are (the author and photographer of this book). Interwoven together, the personal visions of these two remarkable observers ev oke t he So nor an Desert with extraordinary power. We may or may not wish to be in the desert as they have been, but in these pages we will come as close as possible to being there." Price includes extra postage due to weight of book. Inter ior - cl ean an d t ight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing, a few tiny faint liquid marks on front cover, one light crease down spine, very minor corner wear. Very Good 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
NIXON: ACCLAIM AND SHAME., Bowers, Dorrance.  Inscribed.
43 Bowers, Dorrance. Inscribed. NIXON: ACCLAIM AND SHAME.
Kelowna, British Columbia Self-published 2009 143633506X / 9781436335065 Very Good Good- Inscribed By Author
768 pp, large 8vo (9 1/8" H). Promotional postcard laid in. Inscribed on half title page: "With the Compliments of the author Dorrance Bowers June 2009 Recoll (?), University of Toronto Medical School Trinity College Fleet Air Arm England & the U.S.A." "The self-destruction of the highest and mightiest among us seems incomprehensible to the average mortal. One can only ask 'How could it happen?' In the case of the 37th President of the United States of America, Richard Nixon, January 20, 1969 to August 9, 1974, the answer seems clear. His undoubted intelligence, ambition and industry were simply overwhelmed by his deviousness, paranoia and mendacity. 'Nixon: Acclaim and Shame' is a sad but instructive story. Its message deserves repeated re-telling." Bump at top/bottom of front hinge. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear/creasing - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds and at top edge, two tears archivally taped, light rubbing and scratches on rear panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
44 Bowers, John. CHICKAMAUGA AND CHATTANOOGA: THE BATTLES THAT DOOMED THE CONFEDERACY.
Post Road Press/Avon, (New York, 2000), 2nd printing. 
266 pp, 8vo (8" H) soft cover. ISBN 0380725096 B&w photos, maps. "In the Autumn of 1863, a pair of remarkable military engagements took place on opposite sides of the Georgia-Tennessee border - two battles marked by ferocity, genius, courage, ast onishing ineptitude, and outrageous fortune that changed the course of the War Between the States." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor soiling to top corner of textblock, very minor edge wear. V e r y G o o d + 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE VIETNAM WAR:  DAY BY DAY., Bowman, John S., general editor.  Introduction by Fox Butterfield.
45 Bowman, John S., general editor. Introduction by Fox Butterfield. THE VIETNAM WAR: DAY BY DAY.
Mallard, New York, 1989. 
224 pp, 4to (12 1/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0792450876 Profusely illustrated with color and b&w photographs, maps. "....a detailed chronological account of this 'Thirty Years War' of the twentieth century. It traces the history of t he war from its earliest nineteenth-century origins to its gloomy aftermath in the 1980s. In so doing, it not only illuminates the interplay of policies, personalities, motives and strategies that shaped the war, but also the web of diplo m a t i c , p o l itical, social and ethical conflicts to which it gave rise and which, in the end, had such an important bearing on its outcome. It reveals, too, the many apparent paradoxes that political and military historians will ponder for y ea rs t o co me : h ow , for example, high-technology warfare foundered in conditions of primitive guerrilla, or how the United States lost the war psychologically at the very moment of the U.S. forces' greatest military success. Carefully resear che d, min ut ely de ta ile d, il lustrated with hundreds of historical photographs, many in color, and with maps by the celebrated miltitary cartographer Richard Natkiel, (this) is both a fascinating recapitulation of the war, exactly as the world exp eri ence d i t, a nd a n i mpor tan t w ork of reference for laymen and scholars alike." Dust jacket has light rubbing, minor edge wrinkling. Near Fine/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
GRAIL KNIGHTS OF NORTH AMERICA:  ON THE TRAIL OF THE GRAIL LEGACY IN CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES., Bradley, Michael.
46 Bradley, Michael. GRAIL KNIGHTS OF NORTH AMERICA: ON THE TRAIL OF THE GRAIL LEGACY IN CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES.
Toronto Hounslow Press 1998 0888822030 / 9780888822031 First Edition Very Good+ 
414 pp, 9" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "Realizing from mediaeval documents that the initial Nova Scotia refuge of A.D. 1398 must have harboured many Grail believers, and that the secret colony must have expanded, Bradley began to trace evidence of Grail Knights from Nova Scotia, through New Brunswick to the St. Lawrence River, and on to the Great Lakes as far as Niagara, New York State, and central Pennsylvania. Evidence of their presence has been uncovered on both the Canadian and American sides of this great waterway. Bradley poses compelling questions about his discoveries, and offers plausible and provocative answers as we travel with him and his companions (both academic and amateur) along the trail of the 'Grail Knights of North America'." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - tiny bump at bottom edge of rear cover. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE (241 BC - AD 193)., Braud, David C., ed.  (Joyce Reynolds, W.S. Hanson, David C. Braud.)
47 Braud, David C., ed. (Joyce Reynolds, W.S. Hanson, David C. Braud.) THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE (241 BC - AD 193).
Exeter University of Exeter Press 1993 0859892042 / 9780859892049 Reprint. Very Good 
109 pp, 8 1/4" H. Map, 2 plans. "The overseas empire which Rome acquired from the third century BC onwards was perhaps the single most important issue in Roman history thereafter, as the Roman city-state became ever more like a world-state. The empire had to be administered. This volume shows how, to a large extent, it came to run itself. In his introduction, David Braund examines the essential framework of the empire as it developed throughout the period. He draws attention to the impact of empire upon Rome itself - an impact that was not only social and economic but also political and ideological. Joyce Reynolds utilises neglected sources - particularly inscriptions - to present an account of the role of cities in the life of the empire. W.S. Hanson formulates recent advances in archaeology in his discussion of Roman involvement in the creation of towns in non-urban areas of the western empire, most notably Britain. In the final chapter, David Braund presents the results of the latest research on the client kings and queens who bore much of the brunt of empire and who became, from Augustus onwards, ever more a part of the empire, obtaining citizenship and even seats in the Roman Senate by the beginning of the second century AD. A substantial bibliography is appended." Interior - previous owner's small stamp on inside of front cover, very small soft bump to top corner of textblock, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - tiny soft crease at corners, minor rubbing, minor wear at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 29.95 USD
 
 
F-15 EAGLE., Braybrook, Roy.
48 Braybrook, Roy. F-15 EAGLE.
London Osprey 1991 1855321491 / 9781855321496 First Edition Very Good- Very Good 
128 pp, 11 7/8" H. Profuesly illustrated with colour photographs. "Built to counter the seemingly invincible Soviet MiG-25 Foxbat, the McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle has proven to be more than a match for any 'red' fighter interceptor for over 15 years. Carrying the all-seeing Hughes AN/APG-63 radar inside its massive radome, the interception capabilities of the Eagle have been matched only by its US Navy rival, the F-14 Tomcat. Although a large aeroplane, the Eagle is incredibly agile, with plenty of power from its twin afterburning Pratt & Whitney F-100 turbofans. These allow a pilot to exploit the F-15 Eagle's suberb in-flight characteristics to the fullest extent. Entering frontline squadron service with the USAF's Tactical Air Command in late 1974, the F-15 has gone on to equip no less than six tactical fighter wings based in the USA, and one apiece in Germany and Japan. Five Air National Guard units also bolster the front line ranks with earlier version of the mighty Eagle. All USAF operators of the potent F-15 are graphically featured in this stunning volume. A chapter on the rarely illustrated Japanese Air Self-Defence Force complements the star-spangled F-15s." Minor edge wear, small faint erasure mark at top of free front endpaper. Dust jacket has very light rubbing, some areas of light wrinkling at top edge. 
Price: 17.00 USD
 
 
F/A-18 HORNET., Braybrook, Roy.
49 Braybrook, Roy. F/A-18 HORNET.
London Osprey 1991 1855321513 / 9781855321519 First Edition Very Good Very Good 
128 pp, 11 7/8" H. Profuesly illustrated with colour photographs. "The 'son' of the Northrop YF-17 Cobra, the Hornet grew both in weight and capability after being ordered by the Navy to replace the venerable Vought A-7 Corsair II. Now an integral part of the modern carrier air wing, the F/A-18 has dramatically increased the capabilities of fighter and attack squadrons already embarked aboard the Navy's 15-strong carrier fleet. Not all Hornets spotted in American skies are Navy property though, the 'flying leathernecks' of the US Marine Corps having received their first F/A-18s at virtually the same time as the 'blue water' force. Over a dozen USMC squadrons are now equipped with the versatile Hornet. Travelling further afield, Canada, Australia, Spain and South Korea have all chosen the F/A-18 to fulfill the fighter/attack requirements of their respective air forces past the year 2000. (This book) takes you aboard ship with a frontline Navy squadron as they patrol the barren expanses of the Atlantic, or takes you on a scrub skimming attack sortie over the parched wastelands of the 'outback' with the Royal Australian Air Force." Book slightly cocked, very light edge wear, small faint erasure mark on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has very light rubbing, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 17.00 USD
 
 
WORLD WAR II ALLIED WOMEN'S SERVICES.  OSPREY MILITARY MEN-AT-ARMS SERIES 357., Brayley, Martin.  Illustrated by Ramiro Bujeiro.  Series editor, Martin Windrow.
50 Brayley, Martin. Illustrated by Ramiro Bujeiro. Series editor, Martin Windrow. WORLD WAR II ALLIED WOMEN'S SERVICES. OSPREY MILITARY MEN-AT-ARMS SERIES 357.
(Osprey, Oxford, 2001), Ist edition. 
48 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H), soft cover. B&w photos, reproductions, 8 pages of uniform studies in full-color. Contents: Introduction; Great Britain; United States; Canada; Australia; South Africa; India; New Zealand; Burma; Soviet Union; Foreign Volunteers. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. Fine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
SPACE WORLD YEARBOOK., Bremmer, Francis, Editor.
51 Bremmer, Francis, Editor. SPACE WORLD YEARBOOK.
Amherst, Wisconsin Palmer Publications 1965 Very Good- Roy Scarfo, Paul Rossi, et al. 
111 pp, 12" H. Color photographs, drawings, b&w drawings, diagrams. Opens with a dedication and photograph of President Kennedy, followed by a sequence of color illustrations of spacecraft of the period. Text "Nuclear Rocket Spacecraft for Manned Exploration of Mars" is followed by b&w drawings. "The Astronauts" section begins with a color group shot of "The Mercury Seven", followed by full page color head shots of each astronaut. Next is "The Nine" (group shot / head shots) and "The Fourteen" (group shot / head shots). "Space Launchings From October, 1957 through December, 1964" (Source: Goddard Space Center) lists information under the headings: Object / Code Name / Catalogue Number / Source (primarily US, USSR) / Launch / Nodal Period / Inclination / Apogee Km. / Perigee Km. / Decay. "Weather Satellite Record" gives information under the headings: Satellite / Launch Date / Lifetime / Inclination / Pictures Taken. "Major NASA Milestones" follows, covering 1959 to 1964. A thirteen page section on "Launch Vehicles" gives technical data and a scale drawing of each of the major launch vehicles used for the United States' Space Effort. The next section covers 14 'noteworthy' U.S. Satellites, with technical data for all 14 and illustrations for 13 (there is no drawing of the San Marco). An Appedix provides information on some of the illustrations and brief biographical details for the astronauts. Interior - slight cracking of spine between pages 30/31, but pages holding firmly, small light stain in caption of picture on page 41, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - 1 1/2" dia area of light waviness on rear cover - migrates back into pages to approx. page 85 (my have been caused by slight dampness, but no watermarks), a 3" x 1" area of tiny light foxing marks on front cover, slight browning at top edge of both covers, minor soiling on covers, light bump at bottom of spine, small crease at bottom corner of both covers 
Price: 150.00 USD
 
 
STAND ON GUARD:  THE SEARCH FOR A CANADIAN DEFENCE POLICY., Brewin, Andrew.
52 Brewin, Andrew. STAND ON GUARD: THE SEARCH FOR A CANADIAN DEFENCE POLICY.
McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 1965, first edition. 
140 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "In today's nuclear era, in a world now spending roughly $120 billion annually preparing for war, all other questions fade into insignificance in comparison with the problem of preventing conflict. Yet in this race toward annihilation Canada, with a limited budget and modest military strength, could carve for herself a new, significant and perhaps decisive role, if her military and political leaders could set aside tradition-bound c o n c e p t s , concentrating instead on the unique position Canada can hold on a world scale. Penetrating to the heart of our 'defence muddle', stripping away the military jargon that surrounds military discussions, Mr. Brewin traces Canada's m il it ar y ro le s in ce the formation of NATO in 1949, shows why the United States' concept of 'massive retaliation' has lost all practical meaning, and urges Canada to divorce herself from policies which are obsolete, provocative, and meaningles s. Sp eak in g a s o ne of the political leaders whose thoughts may play a major role in shaping this country's defence policies in the future, he outlines with persuasive clarity the factors which make it imperative for Canada to abandon tactical nu clea r we apo ns a nd c onc ent rate on developing a compact, efficient, highly mobile non-nuclear fighting force capable of tackling 'brushfire wars' anywhere in the world." Slight bump at bottom of front hinge/spine, minor wrinkle at top of spin e, ti ny di nt o n bot tom o f re ar b oard. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling; light browning/foxing on flap-folds, spine and parts of panels; light rubbing; very small color scuff on rear hinge; two tiny tears - one with creases. V ery G ood/Ve ry Goo d- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
53 Brimelow, Peter. THE PATRIOT GAME: NATIONAL DREAMS & POLITICAL REALITIES.
Toronto Key Porter 1986 1550130013 / 9781550130010 Very Good+ Very Good+ 
310 pp, 9 1/2" H. "(A)rgues that Canada ought to be a second Switzerland, with a living standard actually higher than that of the U.S. But in fact it is embroiled in a tangle of regional and linguistic quarrels, mainipulated by both the Liberals and their Mulroney Tory imitators, and an elite in Ottawa that truly represents neither Anglophones nor Francophones. 'The Patriot Games' offers an unconventional view of Canada that will shatter many myths. Brimelow endorses the argument of Goldwin Smith's 1891 classic 'Canada and the Canadian Question' that our country is 'rich by nature, poor by policy'. He demonstrates that this is a direct consequence of fatally-flawed political institutions, which have created divisive polices like bilingualism and Canadian Nationalism. He shows that, paradoxically, English Canada is the dispossessed and colonized nation within a weakening Confederation. In a provocative portrait of the Trudeau era, he describes how the Liberals imposed an artificial bilingualism policy on an unsuspecting country, alienating the West and having little effect in Quebec. (This book) challenges us to come to terms with what being a Canadian means." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very tiny dent on front hinge.. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
EXPANDING THE ROLE OF WOMEN IN THE SCIENCES.  ANNALS OF THE NEW YORK ACADEMY OF SCIENCES.  VOLUME 323., Briscoe, Anne M. and Pfafflin, Sheila M., Editors.  (Richard M. Krause, Bernice resnick Sandler, Philip H. Abelson, Vera Kistiakowsky, Theresa F. Schwarzer, Florence L. Denmark, Amber B. Jones, Eileen C. Shapiro, Naomi J. McAfee, Gloria C. Hewitt, et al.
54 Briscoe, Anne M. and Pfafflin, Sheila M., Editors. (Richard M. Krause, Bernice resnick Sandler, Philip H. Abelson, Vera Kistiakowsky, Theresa F. Schwarzer, Florence L. Denmark, Amber B. Jones, Eileen C. Shapiro, Naomi J. McAfee, Gloria C. Hewitt, et al. EXPANDING THE ROLE OF WOMEN IN THE SCIENCES. ANNALS OF THE NEW YORK ACADEMY OF SCIENCES. VOLUME 323.
New York New York Academy of Sciences 1979 0897660137 / 9780897660136 First Edition Very Good 
334 pp, 9" H. Section Headings: The Future of Women in the Sciences; The State of the Art: Current Status of Women in the Sciences; Opportunities for Professional Advancement; Altering Attitudes: Strategies for Change; Government and Academic Policy; Experiences in Achieving new Directions; Summation. Interior - small soft bump at bottom corner of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - small bump to bottom corner of rear cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
55 Broughton, R. Peter. LOOKING UP: A HISTORY OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY OF CANADA.
Toronto Dundurn 1994 1550022083 / 9781550022087 First Edition Very Good Very Good 
288 pp, oblong (8 3/4" H x 11 1/4" D). B&w photographs, reproductions. "One hundred and twenty-five years ago eight men met on December 1, 1868, to form the Toronto Astronomical Club. Among them were a tailor, a teacher and a cabinet-maker. How surprised these ordinary citizens would be to see that their little group has grown into an organization of over 3000 members in all parts of the country, in the United States and overseas. Twenty-two cities from St John's to Victoria have local chapters or 'Centres' of the RASC. Novices and naturalists, amateurs and professional scientists all play important roles in this remarkable success story. General readers will be surprised to find out what amateurs can learn from the sky, at meetings and through the Society's publications. Leaders of other volunteer organizations, educators looking for ways to promote greater appreciation of science, and local historians interested in the role of the Society in the life of their communities will find helpful ideas in this book. And members themselves will be better equipped to make decisions for the future through an appreciation of the development of the Society, its individual Centres and the men and women who have led them." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, two small shallow dents at top edge of rear board. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top rear edge and at bottom of spine, minor rubbing, 2" faint scratch on rear panel. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM BOOK OF 1918, YEAR OF VICTORY.  PAN GRAND STRATEGY SERIES., Brown, Malcolm.
56 Brown, Malcolm. THE IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM BOOK OF 1918, YEAR OF VICTORY. PAN GRAND STRATEGY SERIES.
London Pan 1999 0330376721 / 9780330376723 Second Printing Very Good+ 
392 pp, 7 3/4" H. B&w plates. "1918 was probably the most dramatic and decisive year in British military history. In the spring there was a fear that Britain might have to evacuate her troops from the continent and lose the war. In the summer came the great turnaround, and by autumn the German armies began to retreat. In November 1918 the First World War was over. This book tells the story of an amazing year through the authentic voice of the British soldier, a year in which, remarkably, the casualty rates were even higher than those of 1916 and 1917, the years of the Somme and Passchendaele." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
LOTUS SEEDS:  CHILDREN, PICTURES, AND BOOKS., Brown, Marcia.
57 Brown, Marcia. LOTUS SEEDS: CHILDREN, PICTURES, AND BOOKS.
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1986 0684184907 / 9780684184906 First Edition Very Good Very Good Marcia Brown. 
216 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). B&w illustrations. "In the course of thirty-five years, the eminent American artist Marcia Brown has written and spoken eloquently concerning children, pictures, and books. This volume brings together thirteen of those major statements, including her three Caldecott acceptance speeches, as well as a moving memoir of her first editor, Alice Dalgliesh. The reader will find here astute comments on books published for children during the past three decades, glimpses of Marcia Brown's early years as a teacher and a storyteller in the New York Public Library, observations about her own techniques and media and her experiences in bookmaking, her beliefs about art for children, and warm recollections about people who have touched her life. 'Lotus Seeds' will have a permanent place on the shelves of professionals who work with children and with books as well as of parents and others who are introducing children to the best in illustrated books." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light rubbing on front hinge area. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top of spine, minor rubbing on front panel, very light browning to spine. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
LOTUS SEEDS:  CHILDREN, PICTURES, AND BOOKS., Brown, Marcia.
58 Brown, Marcia. LOTUS SEEDS: CHILDREN, PICTURES, AND BOOKS.
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1986 0684184907 / 9780684184906 First Edition Very Good Very Good Marcia Brown. 
216 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). B&w illustrations. "In the course of thirty-five years, the eminent American artist Marcia Brown has written and spoken eloquently concerning children, pictures, and books. This volume brings together thirteen of those major statements, including her three Caldecott acceptance speeches, as well as a moving memoir of her first editor, Alice Dalgliesh. The reader will find here astute comments on books published for children during the past three decades, glimpses of Marcia Brown's early years as a teacher and a storyteller in the New York Public Library, observations about her own techniques and media and her experiences in bookmaking, her beliefs about art for children, and warm recollections about people who have touched her life. 'Lotus Seeds' will have a permanent place on the shelves of professionals who work with children and with books as well as of parents and others who are introducing children to the best in illustrated books." Minor wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has minor edge wrinklimg, minor browning. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
59 Bruce, Jean. THE LAST BEST WEST.
Toronto Fitzhenry & Whiteside 1976 0889024014 / 9780889024014 First Edition Very Good+ Very Good Signed by Author
177 pp, 9 1/4" H. Signed by author on title page, under printed name. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions. "Between 1896 and 1914, the Canadian government carried out a vigorous programme in central Europe, Britain, and the United States to persuade people to immigrate to the Canadian west, 'The Last Best West'. Hundreds of thousands of prospective settlers from diverse and distinctive ethnic backgrounds responded, leading to an extraordinary mass migration which changed the face of Canada. This great campaign to populate the west is presented here by Jean Bruce, in a compelling and moving selection of more than 190 photographs of the period, together with short related texts. Her superb pictorial history gives a fine sense of scope and perspective to this vital period in the growth of Canada. We see all the paraphernalia of the government advertising campaign, the journey from the setllers' homelands, the first prairie homesteads, the development of western cities and industries and, above all, the people whose lives transformed - and were transformed by - the Canadian west." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wear, very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
DEADLY ALLIES:  CANADA'S SECRET WAR, 1937-1947., Bryden, John.
60 Bryden, John. DEADLY ALLIES: CANADA'S SECRET WAR, 1937-1947.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1989 0771017243 / 9780771017247 First Edition Very Good Very Good 
314 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs. "(P)robes the secrets that were never meant to be discosed. Backed up by documents believed to have been destroyed, the book traces Canada's pioneering role in the development of chemical and biological weapons before, during, and immediately after the Second World War. It also examines parallel research being done in the United States and Britain." Two tiny corner bumps, ligth wrinkling and tiny tear at top/bottom of spine, book cracked at page 129 - pages holding firmly. Dust jacket has minor wear and light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, two tiny tears, light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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