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61 Jameson, Mrs. (Anna Jameson). WINTER STUDIES AND SUMMER RAMBLES IN CANADA. 3 VOLUME SET.
Toronto Coles 1972 Facsimile Edition. Soft Cover Near Fine 
315 pp, 341 pp, 356 pp, 8 3/8" H - 3 volume set, without the original slipcase. Part of the Coles Canadiana Collection - a facsimile reprint of the Saunders and Otley, London, 1838 edition. The journals of Anna Jameson. "While in Canada, I was thrown into scenes and regions hitherto undescribed by any traveller, (for the northern shores of Lake Huron are almost new ground,) and into relations with the Indian tribes, such as few European women of refined and civilised habits have ever risked, and none have recorded. My intention was to have given the result of what I had seen, and the reflections and comparisons excited by so much novel experience." Interiors - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors - very minor edge wear. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
SIDEWAYS ON A SCOOTER: LIFE AND LOVE IN INDIA., Kennedy, Miranda.
62 Kennedy, Miranda. SIDEWAYS ON A SCOOTER: LIFE AND LOVE IN INDIA.
New York Random House 2011 1400067863 / 9781400067862 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
342 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). "When twentysomething reporter Miranda Kennedy leaves her job in New York City and travels to India with no employment prospects, she longs to immerse herself in the turmoil and excitement of a rapidly developing country. What she quickly learns in Delhi about renting an apartment as a single woman - it's next to impossible - and the proper way for a woman in India to ride scooters - perched sideways - are early signs that life here is less Westernized than she'd counted on. Living in Delhi for more than five years, and finding a city pulsing with possiblity and hope, Kennedy experiences friendships, love affairs, and losses that open a window onto the opaque world of Indian politics and culture - and alter her own attitudes about everything from food and clothes to marriage and family. Along the way, she is drawn into the lives of several Indian women, including her charismatic friend Geeta, a self-described 'modern girl' who attempts to squeeze herself into the traditional role of wife and mother; Radha, a proud Brahmin widow who denies herself simple pleasures in order to live by high-caste Hindu principles; and Parvati, who defiantly chain-smokes and drinks whiskey, yet feels compelled to keep her boyfriend a secret from her family. In her effort to understand the hopes and dreams that motivate her new friends, Kennedy peels back India's globalized image as a land of call centers and fast-food chains and finds an ancient place where, in many ways, women's lives have scarcely changed for centuries. Incisive, witty, and written with a keen eye for the lush vibrancy of the country that Kennedy comes to love, (this) is both a remarkable memoir and a cultural revelation." Slight bump at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
REMEMBER WITH ADVANTAGES: A HISTORY OF THE TENTH, ELEVENTH AND ROYAL HUSSARS, 1945-1992., Keown-Boyd, Henry.
63 Keown-Boyd, Henry. REMEMBER WITH ADVANTAGES: A HISTORY OF THE TENTH, ELEVENTH AND ROYAL HUSSARS, 1945-1992.
Leo Cooper, London, (1994), first edition. 
296 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos, maps, color plates. "The 10th Royal Hussars (PWO) and the 11th Hussars (PAO) were both raised in 1715 as regiments of Light Dragoons to deal with troubles north of the Scottish border. Both went on to win huge acclaim until, and indeed after, their amalgamation in 1969 as The Royal Hussars (PWO). Now they have had to face up to yet another amalgamation to form with the 14th/20th Hussars, The King's Royal Hussars. This book, written by a former officer of the 11th Hussars (PAO), traces the history of the two regiments from 1945 until the first amalgamation and then details the sadly short-lived history of The Royal Hussars (PWO) up to the time of the second amalgamation in 1992. Depressing as all that may sound, Henry Keown-Boyd shows that, in spite of all, the regimental spirit, the traditional loyalties, the time-honoured customs and the determination to succeed, survive and flourish. Both regiments have had numerous periods of active service since the Second World War and in this book descriptions of duties in Malaya, Arabia and Northern Ireland, among others, are much enhanced by recollections of those who took part . All of the four original regiments now brought together have their roots deeply planted in the history of the British Army and none are likely to dispute the fact that the new King's Royal Hussars will add further laurels to the wreath. Certainly, this is a most worthy tribute to one half of the newly formed regiment." Very faint cigarette odor, bump to top of rear hinge/spine. Dust jacket has light rubbing, creasing at top of spine. VG/VG 
Price: 32.50 USD
 
 
THE DUCHESS OF WINDSOR: THE UNCOMMON LIFE OF WALLIS SIMPSON., King, Greg.
64 King, Greg. THE DUCHESS OF WINDSOR: THE UNCOMMON LIFE OF WALLIS SIMPSON.
Citadel / Kensington, New York, 2003. 
556 pp, 9" H, soft cover. ISBN 0806524642 "It was the love story of the century - the king and the commoner. In December 1936, King Edward VIII abdicated the throne to marry ' the woman I love,' Wallis Warfield Simpson, a twice-divorced American who quickly became one of the twentieth century's most famous personalities, a figure of intrigue and mystery, both admired and reviled. Wrongly blamed for the abdication crisis, Wallis suffered hostility from the Royal Family and much of the world . Yet interest in her story has remained constant, resulting in a small library of biographies that convey a thinly veiled animosity toward their subject. The truth, however, is infinitely more fascinating than the shallow, pathetic portrait t h a t has often been painted. Using previously untapped sources, (the author) presents a complete and, for the first time, sympathetic portrait of the Duchess that sifts the decades of rumor and accusation to reveal the woman behind the legend. F ro m he r birth in Pennsylvania during the Gilded Age to her death in Paris in 1986, King takes the reader through a world of privilege, palaces, high society, and love with the accompaniment of hatreds, feuds, conspiracies, and lies. The cast of cha ra cte rs is vast: politicians and presidents, dictators and socialites. Twenty-four pages of (b&w) photographs reveal the life of the Duchess in all its incomparable glamour and romance." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership mar ks. Ex ter ior - three light creases down a concave spine. Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
SAND DANCE:  BY CAMEL ACROSS ARABIA'S GREAT SOUTHERN DESERT., Kirkby, Bruce.  Foreword by Sir Wilfred Thesiger.
65 Kirkby, Bruce. Foreword by Sir Wilfred Thesiger. SAND DANCE: BY CAMEL ACROSS ARABIA'S GREAT SOUTHERN DESERT.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 2000 0771095643 / 9780771095641 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
219 pp + glossary, selected bibliography& acknowledgements, 10" H. B&w map, colour photographs. "For forty days and forty nights during the winter of 1999, three Canadians along with three Omani Bedu, travelled by camel across Arabia's great southern desert - the legendary Empty Quarter. Journeying from Salala in Oman on the Arabian Sea, they headed north and east for 1,200 kilometres across remote and largely unexplored desert wilderness, where ranges of sand dunes tower to over three hundred metres in height. When they finally reached Abu Dhabi on the Persian Gulf, they were received as heroes. Theirs was the first camel crossing of the Empty Quarter in over fifty years. During the desert crossing the team was determined to travel and live as authentically as possible, on camels, taking Arabic names and wearing traditional clothing, drinking their water from rank goatskins and eating mainly unleavened bread and dried camel meat. The cultural insights they were afforded are constantly fascinating - but so are the cultural clashes, since the party was often followed by Land Cruisers full of well-meaning supporters who threatened to destroy the spirit of the journey. Now Bruce Kirkby has written a thoughtful and deeply felt account of this challenging expedition - and has illustrated it with twenty-four pages of his stunning colour photographs." Very slight small bump on fore-edge of rear board, very slight lean to spine, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE SAAMI: PEOPLE OF THE SUN AND WIND., Kuoljok, Sunna and Utsi, John E.  Foreword by Inga-Maria Mulk.  English translation by Thomas Rutschman.
66 Kuoljok, Sunna and Utsi, John E. Foreword by Inga-Maria Mulk. English translation by Thomas Rutschman. THE SAAMI: PEOPLE OF THE SUN AND WIND.
Ajtte, Swedish Mountain and Saami Museum, Jokkmokk, Sweden, 1993. 
59 pp, 8 5/8" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). ISBN 9187636077 B&w and colour photographs, b&w maps, drawings. A brief history of the Saami people of northern Sweden, Finland, Norway and Russia, with information on their customs, traditions, clo thing, hunting, trapping, fishing, reindeer-herding, etc. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, tiny dint on front cover, very small bump on fore-edge of text block, very light rubbing on r e a r cover. Very Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
67 Laurence, Margaret. THE PROPHET'S CAMEL BELL.
Toronto McClelland and Stewart 1963 0771047053 / 9780771047053 Reprint Soft Cover Good+ 
239 pp, 8" H. "In the 1960s, Margaret Laurence set out for Somaliland in Africa with her engineer husband in the hope that friendliness and a liberal outlook would suffice to bridge the differences between East and West. But she soon began to discover the complexity and difficulty in any attempted communication between peoples of widely different cultures, religions, and ways of looking at life. Living out in camp, the author gradually came to know something of the life of the nomadic camel-herding Somalis, and to have a deep regard for these desert people who must struggle incessantly for survival in their barren land, but who manage also to produce many skilled orators, poets, and storytellers. Of all this, Mrs. Laurence writes delightfully; with humour, keen observation and humanity, with vivid descriptions of the country and the Somalis she met." Interior - tiny tear to bottom edge of bibliography page (archivally taped), otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edgewear, soft crease down front cover near hinge, soft crease at rear bottom corner, spine flat and uncreased. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
TO KILL A TIGER:  A MEMOIR OF KOREA, Lee, Jid.  (Jeong Hwa Lee.)
68 Lee, Jid. (Jeong Hwa Lee.) TO KILL A TIGER: A MEMOIR OF KOREA
New York Overlook Press 2010 159020266X / 9781590202661 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Fine 
350 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "When Jid Lee was born in South Korea in 1955, it was into a country in crisis. Only two years had passed since the Korean War armistice, and the wounds were still fresh and gaping. Families had been divided, often forever, by the creation of separate North and South Koreas, and the survivors of the schism fought to put their lives back together after the horrors of half a century of warfare and political oppression. Interweaving her five-generation family saga with the major Korean historical events of the last century, Jid Lee illuminates the heartbreaking circumstances surrounding the Korean War and tackles such difficult and provocative topics as the Comfort Women of World War II, the thirty-five-year Japanese occupation of Korea, the advent of Christianity and the political problems that blossomed with its arrival, and the My Lai-esque massacre at No Gun Ri, a story that has been covered up for sixty years and is only just coming to light. In this story of triumph against overwhelming odds, Lee captures the struggles of the men and especially the women in her family to achieve, to receive recognition, and to fight against the injustice of a centuries-old system." Very faint, small mark on fore edge of textblock near rear board, tiny bump at bottom of front hinge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
OLD GLASGOW:  THE PLACE AND THE PEOPLE.  FROM THE ROMAN OCCUPATION TO THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY., MacGeorge, Andrew.
69 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
 
 
70 Marsicek, Josef. Okrouhlicky, Ivan, editor. Translation by Milan Klouda, Zbynek Prochazka, Jan Schulmann, Pavel Vransky. THE AUTOMOBILE GUIDE OF THE CSSR. (THE AUTOMOBILE GUIDE IN CSSR.)
Praha Transport and Telecommunications Publishing House 1964 Hard Cover Very Good Osvald Klapper. 
116 pp + extensive unpaginated 'Vocabulary' section. Endpapers illustrated with road signs, centre map in black, white and orange. Charming, very '60s, illustrations by Osvald Klapper in black, white and orange/red. Section headings: Introduction; Travel Requirements and Information; Roads in Czechoslovakia; Rule of the Road in Czechoslovakia; Car Servicing in Czechoslovakia; The Central Automobile Club of the CSSR; General Information for Motorists; Health Care in Czechoslovakia; List of Places of Interest; Vocabulary. One tiny corner bump, minor wrinkling at top of spine, scattered tiny foxing marks on top edge of covers and a few on the spine/rear hinge. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
THE FACE OF EARLY TORONTO:  AN ARCHIVAL RECORD 1797-1936., Martyn, Lucy Booth.
71 Martyn, Lucy Booth. THE FACE OF EARLY TORONTO: AN ARCHIVAL RECORD 1797-1936.
Sutton West, Ontario Paget Press 1982 0920348246 / 9780920348246 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
157 pp, oblong 8vo (9" H x 11 1/4" D). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps, reproductions. "(Collects) in pictorial and narrative form many of Toronto's unique early buildings, their architect-builders and the personages who significantly influenced their development. The genre of building illustrated evolves from the early Custom and Registry Offices, through the turn of the century public buildings, to the Hotels and Theatres of the 1930s. Being captured in this volume are many of the long extinct and most of the virtually unpublished faces of Toronto, including the rare appearance of sections from 'Goad's 1884 Atlas of Toronto'. This remarkable contribution to the history of York and Toronto remains invaluable to the bibliophile and historian alike. This volume reproduces numerous early drawings, watercolours, engravings and photographs. It has been indexed and cross referenced; contains a list of plates, list of artists, list of architect-builders et al." Previous owner's small stamp on front pastedown, tiny mark on free front endpaper, minor edge rubbing, slight curl at fore-edge of boards, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has very minor soiling, light browning on spine. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
72 Matthews, John, editor/compiler. Foreword by Philip Carr-Gomm. (P.W. Joyce, J.A. MacCulloch, Julius Pokorny, T. Rice Holmes, Lewis Spence, John Toland, Edward Davies, Godfrey Higgins, Algernon Herbert, W.A. Winwood Read, Iolo Morgannwg, et al. THE DRUID SOURCEBOOK: FROM EARLIEST TIMES TO THE PRESENT DAY. (SOURCEBOOK.)
London Brockhampton 1998 1860198422 / 9781860198427 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
384 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w illustrations. "The Druids have long been misrepresented and misunderstood. The only true records that survive from when the Druids originally flourished are those of the classical writers, who were completely opposed to Druids and their practices. Julius Caesar wrote disparagingly about them and sought to destroy them. The historical reality is that Druidism and early Christianity lived side by side for a long period, and a considerable amount of Druid philosophy was absorbed into Christianity itself. Whether Druidism is regarded as a Celtic priesthood in origin and name, or a religion, it is clear that Druids and Druidism were important aspects of the life of the early European peoples, especially in Britain. In this comprehensive and brilliantly researched book, John Matthews presents a cross-section through the diverse layers of Druid history and custom. Using rare sources - often lost or forgotten texts and translations - he shows how various aspects of Druidism originated and how these contributed to practices we see today. A Druid himself, (he) has expert knowledge and avoids the popular misinterpretation of Druidism as 'wanting to live in the past'. Instead, this book reveals the truth about Druidism, its ideas and customs, and makes a vital contribution to current interest in the Druids." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, very small bump at bottom corner of both boards, very minor eubbing on boards. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
EMERALD CITY:  TORONTO REVISITED., Mays, John Bentley.  Photographs by Richard Rhodes.
73 Mays, John Bentley. Photographs by Richard Rhodes. EMERALD CITY: TORONTO REVISITED.
Viking, Toronto, 1994, first edition. 
355 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0670853569 B&w photographs. "(A)brilliantly conceived and thoroughly idiosyncratic walking tour of Canada's biggest metropolis. With John Bentley Mays as our guide, we discover anew the places city dwellers encounter every day, travelling beyond and beneath the obvious landmarks to discover Toronto's metropolitan soul. From the unexpected beauty of industrial sites to civic icons like the Dome and Maple Leaf Gardens, Mays never fails to delight and inform as he uncovers the archaeology of memory that lies in the urban landscape." Not a traditional 'tourist' tome, Mays essays on some of his Toronto 'highlights' are gathered under the headings: Thinking Places; On the Land; Binding and Loosing the Waters; Tales of the Pioneers; Pleasures in Places; Modern; Shopping; Suburban Idylls; Concrete Dreams; Streets; Gardens; Moral Management; Moderne Variations; High Styles; Houses and Home; At the Edge. Very light edge wear, tiny dint to top of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling, slight fading to color at bottom of spine. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
WILLIAM WYE SMITH: RECOLLECTIONS OF A NINETEENTH CENTURY SCOTTISH CANADIAN., McLean, Scott A. and Vance, Michael E., editors.  (William Wye Smith)
74 McLean, Scott A. and Vance, Michael E., editors. (William Wye Smith) WILLIAM WYE SMITH: RECOLLECTIONS OF A NINETEENTH CENTURY SCOTTISH CANADIAN.
Toronto Natural Heritage 2008 1550028049 / 9781550028041 First Edition Soft Cover Near Fine 
421 pp, large 8vo (9" H). B&w illustrations. "Many nineteenth-century writers highlighted the difficulties recent immigrants faced - the clearing of forest and the breaking of new ground, the isolation and long Canadian winters - and emphasized what they perceived as the negative, alienating influences of Ontario's rapid urban and industrial expansion. In turn, however, they celebrated the progress demon-strated in the pioneers' domination over nature, the establishment of thriving communities, and the extension of transportation networks. William Wye Smith, a popular nineteenth-century Upper Canadian poet, was no exception. Smith prepared his 'Canadian Reminiscences', a handwritten compilation of anecdotes that relate to his experiences as journalist, clergyman, and son of Scottish settlers, to provide his own unique perspective of pioneer life. This fully annotated version of his unpublished manuscript highlights Smith's unwitting testimony to the social life of the province, his relationship to the construction and maintenance of Scottish and Canadian identity, and his position in literary history." Inside - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - tiny soft corner crease. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
WILLIAM WYE SMITH: RECOLLECTIONS OF A NINETEENTH CENTURY SCOTTISH CANADIAN., McLean, Scott A. and Vance, Michael E., editors.  (William Wye Smith)
75 McLean, Scott A. and Vance, Michael E., editors. (William Wye Smith) WILLIAM WYE SMITH: RECOLLECTIONS OF A NINETEENTH CENTURY SCOTTISH CANADIAN.
Toronto Natural Heritage 2008 1550028049 / 9781550028041 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ 
421 pp, large 8vo (9" H). B&w illustrations. "Many nineteenth-century writers highlighted the difficulties recent immigrants faced - the clearing of forest and the breaking of new ground, the isolation and long Canadian winters - and emphasized what they perceived as the negative, alienating influences of Ontario's rapid urban and industrial expansion. In turn, however, they celebrated the progress demon-strated in the pioneers' domination over nature, the establishment of thriving communities, and the extension of transportation networks. William Wye Smith, a popular nineteenth-century Upper Canadian poet, was no exception. Smith prepared his 'Canadian Reminiscences', a handwritten compilation of anecdotes that relate to his experiences as journalist, clergyman, and son of Scottish settlers, to provide his own unique perspective of pioneer life. This fully annotated version of his unpublished manuscript highlights Smith's unwitting testimony to the social life of the province, his relationship to the construction and maintenance of Scottish and Canadian identity, and his position in literary history." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor rubbing on covers, very minor soiling on bottom of text block, minor rubbing on covers. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
ROYAL WEDDINGS IN VOGUE, 1922-1981.  (THE ROYAL WEDDING THROUGH SEVEN DECADES AS VIEWED BY VOGUE.), Miller, Beatrix, ed.  (Aldous Huxley, Osbert Sitwell, Constance Spry, Andrew Barrow, Drusilla Beyfus.)
76 Miller, Beatrix, ed. (Aldous Huxley, Osbert Sitwell, Constance Spry, Andrew Barrow, Drusilla Beyfus.) ROYAL WEDDINGS IN VOGUE, 1922-1981. (THE ROYAL WEDDING THROUGH SEVEN DECADES AS VIEWED BY VOGUE.)
London Conde Nast 1981 Soft Cover Very Good 
96 pp, 11 13/16" H, soft cover (magazine format). Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, drawings, reproductions. Taken from the pages of Vogue magazine. Contents: 1922 - HRH The Princess Mary and Viscount Lascelles; 1923 - HRH The Duke of York and Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon. The Wedding Breakfast by Aldous Huxley. Bridal Journeys by Osbert Sitwell; 1934 - Princess Marina; 1935 - Lady Alice Montagu Douglas-Scott. Poets and Weddings. 1947 - HRH The Princess Elizabeth and Lt Philip Mountbatten; 1960 - HRH The Princess Margaret and Antony Armstrong-Jones. Flowers and Brides by Constance Spry; 1973 - HRH The Princess Anne and Captain Mark Phillips; 1981 - Royal Engagement: HRH The Prince Of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer. Prince Charles picture profile. Random File by Andrew Barrow. Wedding Dresses of the Day, and the history of the wedding dress by Drusilla Beyfus. Engagement Day, February 24, 1981. Provides a wonderful overview of wedding fashions through the century. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor wear at top/bottom of spine, small sticker mark on front cover, a few small very minor wrinkles and light rubbing on covers. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BONNIE SCOTLAND., Moncrieff, A.R. Hope.
77 Moncrieff, A.R. Hope. BONNIE SCOTLAND.
London A. & C. Black 1912 Third Printing Hard Cover Good Sutton Palmer. 
255 pp, 9" H. Blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine, black lettering on front board, green, pink and black floral decorations (thistles on spine, thistles and heather on front board). 75 colour plates with tissue covers bearing captions (collated). "The author does not attempt elaborate word-pictures that would seem pale beside the artist's colouring. His design has been, as accompaniment to these beautiful landscapes, an outline of Scotland's salient features, with glimpses at its history, national character, and customs, and at the literature that illustrates this country for the English-speaking world. The mainland only is dealt with in this volume, which it is intended to follow up with another on the Highlands and Islands." Chapter headings: The Borders; Auld Reekie; The Trossach Road; The Kingdom of Fife; The Fair City; The Highland Line; "Aberdeen Awa'!"; To John o' Groat's House; The Great Glen; Glasgow and the Clyde; The Whig Country; Galloway. Light toning to endpapers, colour plate opposite page 152 has fore-edge wear/creasing and a few tiny stains at top corner - tissue guard has fore-edge creasing/wear/tiny tears and chips, colour plate opposite page 122 has two very small areas of green printing ink in margin with some offset on tissue guard, some light foxing between pages 47 & 49 including a colour plate/tissue, light browning to edges of text block including a few very small foxing marks, light edge wear, light rubbing and some light discolouration on boards, darkening to the spine colour, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Protected in a stiff mylar sleeve. 
Price: 37.50 USD
 
 
LIFE IN THE CLEARINGS.  TO WHICH IS ADDED THIS AUTHOR'S INTRODUCTION TO MARK HURDLESTONE., Moodie, Susanna.  Edited and introduced by Robert L. McDougall.
78 Moodie, Susanna. Edited and introduced by Robert L. McDougall. LIFE IN THE CLEARINGS. TO WHICH IS ADDED THIS AUTHOR'S INTRODUCTION TO MARK HURDLESTONE.
Toronto Macmillan of Canada 1959 Hard Cover Very Good - Good+ 
298 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H). Eight b&w plates plus fold-out map - collated. Includes the author's introduction to her novel, "Mark Hurdlestone". "Mrs. Moodie, a refined and sophisticated person by upbringing and inclination, looks, not back, but about her at the relatively advanced society which had grown up in the clearings along the 'front' of the St. Lawrence and Lake Ontario. Here we are concerned, not with the woodsman's axe and the primitive struggle against nature, not with the solitary but with social man. Mrs. Moodie is quite sure that this society is in a much healthier condition than the one she had known in England: She associates the improvement with the mixing of the classes in the new society and thinks that the absence of convention and prejudice in the relations between various occupational groups is partly due to a 'friendly' American influence. She likes the greater liveliness in social intercourse, and better still she likes the way in which the stripping away of the old preconceptions makes possible a true estimate of a man's worth which she sees simply as the sum of his native ability, his industry, his moral training and his education." First published in 1853 . Minor browning to pages, light cigarette odor, a few tiny light stains in top margin of pages 264 & 265, light browning to edges of textblock, minor wrinking at top/bottom of spine, minor soiling on bottom of textblock. Dust jacket has light edgewear/wrinkling, light browning on spine and flap-folds, light rubbing, a few tiny water marks on spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
79 Moodie, Susanna. Edited and introduced by Robert L. McDougall. LIFE IN THE CLEARINGS. TO WHICH IS ADDED THIS AUTHOR'S INTRODUCTION TO MARK HURDLESTONE.
Toronto Macmillan of Canada 1966 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Good 
298 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H). Map endpapers. Eight b&w plates plus facsimile of first edition (1853) title page - collated. Includes the author's introduction to her novel, "Mark Hurdlestone". "Mrs. Moodie, a refined and sophisticated person by upbringing and inclination, looks, not back, but about her at the relatively advanced society which had grown up in the clearings along the 'front' of the St. Lawrence and Lake Ontario. Here we are concerned, not with the woodsman's axe and the primitive struggle against nature, not with the solitary but with social man. Mrs. Moodie is quite sure that this society is in a much healthier condition than the one she had known in England: She associates the improvement with the mixing of the classes in the new society and thinks that the absence of convention and prejudice in the relations between various occupational groups is partly due to a 'friendly' American influence. She likes the greater liveliness in social intercourse, and better still she likes the way in which the stripping away of the old preconceptions makes possible a true estimate of a man's worth which she sees simply as the sum of his native ability, his industry, his moral training and his education." Wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one crease across spine, very small bump to top corner of both boards. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has moderate edge wear/wrinkling, tiny edge tears and chips - archivally taped, light rubbing, minor soiling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
CITY TO CITY., Morris, Jan.  Drawings by Barry Blitt.
80 Morris, Jan. Drawings by Barry Blitt. CITY TO CITY.
Macfarlane Walter & Ross, Toronto, 1990. 
173 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0921912102 B&w illustrations. "During her regular visits to Canada over the past thirty-five years, (Morris) has watched its evolution with a mixture of empathy, fascination, and frustration. She finds the preoccupation with national identity baffling, since she herself has no trouble in differentiating Canada from every other country in the world. Nowhere in Canada, she says, could she ever imagine herself to be in the United States. The pursuit of happiness nowadays, she believes, can be better pursued north of the border. Indeed, she described the Canadian society as 'on the whole, the most admirable on earth', and writes that she is 'not ashamed to say that I have grown to love the country'. Not that 'City to City' is all sweetness and praise. Her assessments of the ten places she writes about - St John's, Newfoundland; St Andrews, New Brunswick; Montreal; Ottawa; Toronto; Saskatoon; Edmonton; Banff; Vancouver; and Yellowknife - are never predictable. In fact, her reaction is sometimes the opposite of what Canadians might expect. Some of the cities that Canadians consider 'world class' fall, in her view, well short of the mark. In smaller places, which many urban Canadians dismiss as provincial and uninteresting, she discovers great value and appeal. Canadians may not be flattered by everything Jan Morris has to say about their country, but no reader will fail to be stimulated, informed and entertained. Deeply personal and yet brilliantly researched, highly readable and yet profoundly resonant, (it) is an astute portrayal of a country poised on the brink between true nationhood and disintegration." Light browning to fore-edge and top of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small bump at bottom edge of front board. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has very light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine, minor rubbing. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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