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81 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 CANADIAN HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS SERIES - 3 VOLUME SET.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.
82 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
 
 
BROKE AND THE SHANNON., Padfield, Peter.
83 Padfield, Peter. BROKE AND THE SHANNON.
Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1968, first edition. 
246 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates, map. " 'Sir, as the 'Chesapeake' appears now ready for sea, I request that you will do me the favor to meet the 'Shannon' with her ship to ship to try the fortune of our respective fla gs.' So began the challenge to equal combat which Captain Philip Broke sent to Captain Lawrence of the United States frigate 'Chesapeake' on 1st June, 1813. The same afternoon Lawrence sailed to meet him; the engagement which resulted is pe r h a p s t he most celebrated single-ship duel in the annals of the Royal Navy. For the challenger, Broke, it was the climax of years of waiting for a chance to distinguish himself, and it succeeded beyond his dreams. In one furious contest the 'S ha nn on ' a ve nged an unbroken list of five American single-ship victories since the start of the war. (The author) tells the story of Broke's life as it led up to this supreme day and vividly describes the action itself as he has discovered i t a fre sh in co nt emp orary documents and survivors' accounts. As far as possible Broke's own words have been used, in letters to his beloved wife as she waited in Suffolk, in journals and in other papers. He emerges as much more than simply a f ight ing sai lor - he was a sensitive man, lover of flowers and the Latin poets, yet a master gunner whose fascination with scientific devices and ideas on training led to the establishment of the first great gunnery school, 'Excellent', a patriot, a te ache r, a lov ing an d be loved husband and father." Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has light rubbing, minor wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds - tiny tear at top of spine, minor browning. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
THE BEGINNINGS OF THE BOOK TRADE IN CANADA, Parker, George L.
84 Parker, George L. THE BEGINNINGS OF THE BOOK TRADE IN CANADA
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1985 0802025471 / 9780802025470 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket - (as issued) 
346 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). Red cloth binding with black lettering on spine, black and gold lettering on front board with black illustration. Contents: Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; The Organization of the Pioneer Book Trade; The Quest for a Colonial Literature; Bookselling from 1820 to 1867; The Mid-Century Revolution in Printing Technology; Building a National Publishing Industry; Towards a Compromise; Conclusions; Notes; Appendices: The Growth of the Printing and Allied Trades 1867-1900; Exports: Statistics Based on the Annual Trade and Navigation Returns 1867-1900; Imports: Ditto; A Selected List of Copyright Acts. Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny tear at bottom of rear hinge, minor corner wear, soft crease at bottom corner/fore-edge of approx. first 35 pages. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
BELL AND BALDWIN:  THEIR DEVELOPMENT OF AERODROMES AND HYDRODROMES AT BADDECK, NOVA SCOTIA., Parkin, J.H.
85 Parkin, J.H. BELL AND BALDWIN: THEIR DEVELOPMENT OF AERODROMES AND HYDRODROMES AT BADDECK, NOVA SCOTIA.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1964 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 
555 pp, 9 1/4" H. Map endpapers, b&w photographs, tables (several fold-out). "(P)resents a detailed chronicle of the fascinating experiments in aerial flight and with hydrofoil craft conducted by Dr. (Alexander Graham) Bell and his engineering assistant and collaborators, Frederick Walker (Casey) Baldwin, at Baddeck, Nova Scotia. Bell was the chairman and Baldwin the chief engineer of the Aerial Experiment Association (1907-9), a group founded, inspired, and financed by Mrs. Bell: the successes of the Association, were based largely on logical, step-by-step development under the guiding genius of Dr. Bell. The detailed, day-by-day records of the group's operations kept by Dr. Bell make abundantly clear that his scientific and technical contributions, and his guidance and criticism, were of great importance to the development of aviation and hydrofoils. His keen analytical and deductive mind was at its best in analysing failures and propounding remedies, as in the suggestion of the aileron following the crash of the 'Red Wing'. Dr. Parkin provides here a brief description of Bell's amazing kite experiments, which extended over many years, and led to his powered- flight projects; and, to place the work of Bell and Baldwin in proper perspective, and to enable their accomplishments to be assessed, he has included a brief record of the prior art, including descriptions of the machines, early designers, builders, and pilots, including the Wrights, the Voisins, Bleriot, and Santos Dumont. He also presents the hitherto unpublished details of the remarkable development of hydrofoil craft at Baddeck, culminating after many years, in the spectacular achievement, in 1919, of 70.85 miles per hour, by the HD-4, the fastest craft afloat at that time." *Pages 463 through 494 plus one fold-out table are duplicated* Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine, one small edge tear a few tiny edge tears, minor rubbing, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
A NOVA SCOTIA ALBUM: GLIMPSES OF THE WAY WE WERE., Peck, Mary Biggar.  Foreword by Harry Bruce.
86 Peck, Mary Biggar. Foreword by Harry Bruce. A NOVA SCOTIA ALBUM: GLIMPSES OF THE WAY WE WERE.
Willowdale, Ontario Hounslow Press 1989 0888821166 / 9780888821164 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
159 pp, oblong (8 3/4" H x 10 5/8" D). "Perhaps nothing evokes a particular time and place more vividly than photographs: the stiff family studio portraits of the Victorians, sad formal pictures of young men standing proudly in their wartime uniforms, grainy snapshots depicting people in the 'new look' clothes of the 1940s. (The author) has selected over 160 black and white photographs from the 1890s to the 1950s, divinding them into ten sections under headings such as, 'Rural Life', 'War and Disaster', 'On Sea and Shore', and 'Ceremony and Celebration'. Each section is arranged, when possible, in chronological order. Fishermen and miners, farmers and firemen, sailors and students, parents and children are captured at work, at school, and at play. Towns, stations, ships, parades, plays and picnics illuminate this glimpse of a vanished way of life." Light edge wear - mostly on bottom edge. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
HEAVENLY DAYS:  RECOLLECTIONS OF A CONTENTED AIRMAN., Pelly-Fry, James, Group Captain, DSO, RAF.
87 Pelly-Fry, James, Group Captain, DSO, RAF. HEAVENLY DAYS: RECOLLECTIONS OF A CONTENTED AIRMAN.
England Crecy 1994 0947554327 / 9780947554323 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
392 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "When James Pelly-Fry joined the Royal Air Force in 1935 it was the culmination of his abiding passion, since boyhood, for 'aeroplanes'. Training as a pilot in Britain James then went to Egypt to join No. 216 Squadron where he was exposed to the mysteries of flying the Vickers 'Valentia' - a large, twin-engine, troop-carrying bi-plane! His career in the RAF although following a relatively normal progression for pre-war and WWII service was, however, liberally sprinkled with appointments and operations that gave him the opportunity to view the events of the European War from Command level as well as Operational." Dust jacket has minor rubbing and very minor laminate wrinkling at top corner of front panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
HEAVENLY DAYS:  RECOLLECTIONS OF A CONTENTED AIRMAN., Pelly-Fry, James, Group Captain, DSO, RAF.
88 Pelly-Fry, James, Group Captain, DSO, RAF. HEAVENLY DAYS: RECOLLECTIONS OF A CONTENTED AIRMAN.
England Crecy 1994 0947554327 / 9780947554323 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
392 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "When James Pelly-Fry joined the Royal Air Force in 1935 it was the culmination of his abiding passion, since boyhood, for 'aeroplanes'. Training as a pilot in Britain James then went to Egypt to join No. 216 Squadron where he was exposed to the mysteries of flying the Vickers 'Valentia' - a large, twin-engine, troop-carrying bi-plane! His career in the RAF although following a relatively normal progression for pre-war and WWII service was, however, liberally sprinkled with appointments and operations that gave him the opportunity to view the events of the European War from Command level as well as Operational." Very minor edge wear. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
89 Perkins, J. David. THE CANADIAN SUBMARINE SERVICE IN REVIEW.
St Catharines, Ontario Vanwell 2000 1551250314 / 9781551250311 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
208 pp, 10 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated in b&w with photographs, diagrams. "The Canadian Navy acquired its first submarines on the day the First World War was declared. As well, Canadian officers served in all theatres of war aboard British submarines, continuing into the Second World War. During WWII and the following Cold War Canada owned no submarines, but 'rented' submarine services from Britain and the US with which to train its large, modern anti-submarine fleet. Finally, during the 1960s the decision was made to acquire submarines for the RCN, and Canada now has a very dedicated submarine service of its own. Perkins, himself a submariner, ably chronicles that evolution in these pages." Dust jacket has very minor rubbing, small shallow indentation on spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE CANADIAN SUBMARINE SERVICE IN REVIEW., Perkins, J. David.
90 Perkins, J. David. THE CANADIAN SUBMARINE SERVICE IN REVIEW.
St Catharines, Ontario Vanwell 2000 1551250314 / 9781551250311 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good 
208 pp, 10 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated in b&w with photographs, diagrams. "The Canadian Navy acquired its first submarines on the day the First World War was declared. As well, Canadian officers served in all theatres of war aboard British submarines, continuing into the Second World War. During WWII and the following Cold War Canada owned no submarines, but 'rented' submarine services from Britain and the US with which to train its large, modern anti-submarine fleet. Finally, during the 1960s the decision was made to acquire submarines for the RCN, and Canada now has a very dedicated submarine service of its own. Perkins, himself a submariner, ably chronicles that evolution in these pages." Book is Fine. Dust jacket has very light rubbing, some faint scratches on rear panel, very light wrinkling at top edge of rear flap. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
SHOT DOWN AND IN THE DRINK: RAF AND COMMONWEALTH AIRCREWS SAVED FROM THE SEA 1939-1945., Pitchfork, Graham, Air Commodore.  Foreword by Flight Lieutenant John Cruickshank VC.
91 Pitchfork, Graham, Air Commodore. Foreword by Flight Lieutenant John Cruickshank VC. SHOT DOWN AND IN THE DRINK: RAF AND COMMONWEALTH AIRCREWS SAVED FROM THE SEA 1939-1945.
Kew National Archives 2005 1903365872 / 9781903365878 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
276 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w photographs, maps, diagrams. "The RAF's Air Sea Rescue Service saved thousands of aircrews during the Second World War, often in the most challenging conditions. This wide-ranging, authoritative account draws on over 40 first-hand testimonies and official reports from the National Archives, as well as dramatic, previously unpublished photographs. It explores Air Sea Rescue action in three operational areas - northwest Europe, the Mediterranean and the Far East - and features a wide variety of rescue craft: RAF or Royal Navy launches, airborne lifeboats, aircraft such as the Lysander or specialist amphibians and flying boats. In-depth research into official records reveals how the Service was formed and how it evolved in wartime years; it also provides many fascinating details of the training and equipment on which physical survival was to depend. Several of the compelling individual accounts, from new archival research or interviews with surviving members of the Goldfish Club, appear for the first time in print. They vividly evoke the reality of being shot down at sea, sometimes drifting for days awaiting rescue, and the variety of forms in which this eventually came." Place, date and signature in ink on free front endpaper, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing and two faint rub lines on rear panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
HALIFAX AT WAR., Rapier, Brian J.  Edited by Alan Hollingsworth.  Dust jacket art by Michael Stride.
92 Rapier, Brian J. Edited by Alan Hollingsworth. Dust jacket art by Michael Stride. HALIFAX AT WAR.
Ian Allan, Shepperton, 1990, second impression. 
128 pp, 4to (11 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0711015546 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps, reproductions. "Alongside the Avro Lancaster, Handley Page's Halifax bore the brunt of 'Bomber' Harris' strategic air offensiv e against Nazi Germany, and over 6,000 were built, running to more than 20 variants. Between 1941 and 1945, Bomber Command's Halifaxes dropped over 227,000 tons of bombs on Axis targets and flew almost 80,000 sorties. In (this book) Brian R a p i e r e xamines the varying roles and theatres of operations in which this most versatile but much-maligned aircraft played its part - from the flak-torn night skies over northwest Europe to the swirling sands of the North American desert; f r om t he b le ak wa tery wastes of the North Atlantic to top-secret 'cloak & dagger' operations. Supported by the lucid recollections of former Halifax crewmen and an impressive selection of photographs and tone profiles, (it) provides a fascin at ing in sig ht int o t h e l ife of this famous bomber and those who flew and died in her." Slight wrinkling at bottom of spine, light waviness to fore-edge of textblock, slight bump at top/bottom of boards. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top edg e. Ver y go od/V er y Go od+ 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
ONE HURRICANE - ONE RAID., Rayner, Geoff.
93 Rayner, Geoff. ONE HURRICANE - ONE RAID.
Shrewsbury Airlife 1990 1853101990 / 9781853101991 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
175 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4"H). B&w photographs, cutaway, maps. "This the fascinating story of the discovery and subsequent unearthing of a Second World War Hurricane fighter aircraft. The book has two main parts. The first covers the author's introduction as a young schoolboy to a small piece of wreckage in the Essex coastal marshes. His early inquisitiveness leads to identification of the aircraft type and several years later to a recovery operation which retrieves the substanial remains from their muddy resting place. After a period of further investigation into the remains' identity, together with some initial preservation work, the aircraft is finally put on display at the Royal Air Force Museum, Hendon. The second part of the book attempts to recreate the sequence of events during the raid which led to the aircraft's loss." Slight cigarette odor, very small bump at top of rear hinge. Dust jacket has light edge wear at top of rear panel, light wrinkling at top of rear hinge, minor browning on inside edges, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ONE HURRICANE - ONE RAID., Rayner, Geoff.
94 Rayner, Geoff. ONE HURRICANE - ONE RAID.
Shrewsbury Airlife 1990 1853101990 / 9781853101991 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Near Fine 
175 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4"H). B&w photographs, cutaway, maps. "This the fascinating story of the discovery and subsequent unearthing of a Second World War Hurricane fighter aircraft. The book has two main parts. The first covers the author's introduction as a young schoolboy to a small piece of wreckage in the Essex coastal marshes. His early inquisitiveness leads to identification of the aircraft type and several years later to a recovery operation which retrieves the substanial remains from their muddy resting place. After a period of further investigation into the remains' identity, together with some initial preservation work, the aircraft is finally put on display at the Royal Air Force Museum, Hendon. The second part of the book attempts to recreate the sequence of events during the raid which led to the aircraft's loss." Book is slightly cocked, previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
A THEATRICAL TRIP FOR A WAGER! THROUGH CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES.  COMPRISING A NARRATIVE OF THE UNIQUE ADVENTURES OF AN ENGLISH OFFICER AND AMATEUR THESPIAN IN UNCIVILIZED LANDS; INCLUDING HIS TRAVELS, TRIBULATIONS, AND SEVERAL ENCOUNTERS., Rhys, Horton, Captain. (a.k.a "Morton Price".)  Introduced by Robertson Davies.
95 Rhys, Horton, Captain. (a.k.a "Morton Price".) Introduced by Robertson Davies. A THEATRICAL TRIP FOR A WAGER! THROUGH CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES. COMPRISING A NARRATIVE OF THE UNIQUE ADVENTURES OF AN ENGLISH OFFICER AND AMATEUR THESPIAN IN UNCIVILIZED LANDS; INCLUDING HIS TRAVELS, TRIBULATIONS, AND SEVERAL ENCOUNTERS.
Vancouver Alcuin Society 1966 Limited Edition Hard Cover Very Good Sam Black Signed
277 pp, 10 3/8" H. Red cloth spine with gilt lettering, beige paper-covered boards with black illustration, red cloth-covered slipcase with gilt decoration on front panel. No. 96 of an edition of 500 copies, signed by Wil Hudson and Nick Schwabe (designers/printers), Sam Black (illustrator) and Hans Strohhacker (binder). The author accepted a wager to travel in Canada and the United States, living solely off the proceeds of his amateur theatrical troupe. His travels in 1859-60, included Toronto, Ottawa, Belleville, Hamilton, Peterborough, Montreal, New York, Boston and Baltimore and he gives us a detailed, sometimes humorous, but seldom very complimentary view of the people, places and customs of the time. Originally published in 1861. Small soft crease at bottom corner of last three page leaves, minor very small bump at top fo front hinge, small shallw dent on rear board. Slipcase has small areas of light staning on side panels, some slight darkening to top, rear and bottom panels. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
AFRICA'S CHILDREN: A HISTORY OF BLACKS IN YARMOUTH, NOVA SCOTIA., Robart-Johnson, Sharon.
96 Robart-Johnson, Sharon. AFRICA'S CHILDREN: A HISTORY OF BLACKS IN YARMOUTH, NOVA SCOTIA.
Toronto Natural Heritage 2009 1550028626 / 9781550028621 First Edition Soft Cover Fine 
236 pp, 9" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "Chronicling the history of Black families of the Yarmouth area of Nova Scotia, (this book) is a mirror image of the hopes and despairs and the achievements and injustices that mark the early stories of many African-Canadians. This extensively researched history traces the lives of those people, still enslaved at the time, who arrived with the influx of Black Loyalists and landed in Shelburne in 1783, as well as those who had come with their masters as early as 1767. Their migration to a new home did little to improve their overall living conditions, a situation that would persist for many years throughout Yarmouth County. By drawing on a comprehen-sive range of sources that include census and cemetery records, church and school histories, libraries, museums, oral histories, newspapers, wills, 'The Black Loyalist Directory', and many others, this is a history that has been overlooked for far too long. " Inside - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
AFRICA'S CHILDREN: A HISTORY OF BLACKS IN YARMOUTH, NOVA SCOTIA., Robart-Johnson, Sharon.
97 Robart-Johnson, Sharon. AFRICA'S CHILDREN: A HISTORY OF BLACKS IN YARMOUTH, NOVA SCOTIA.
Toronto Natural Heritage 2009 1550028626 / 9781550028621 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ 
236 pp, 9" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "Chronicling the history of Black families of the Yarmouth area of Nova Scotia, (this book) is a mirror image of the hopes and despairs and the achievements and injustices that mark the early stories of many African-Canadians. This extensively researched history traces the lives of those people, still enslaved at the time, who arrived with the influx of Black Loyalists and landed in Shelburne in 1783, as well as those who had come with their masters as early as 1767. Their migration to a new home did little to improve their overall living conditions, a situation that would persist for many years throughout Yarmouth County. By drawing on a comprehen-sive range of sources that include census and cemetery records, church and school histories, libraries, museums, oral histories, newspapers, wills, 'The Black Loyalist Directory', and many others, this is a history that has been overlooked for far too long. " Interior - small light stain on inside of front cover, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing on rear cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE HALIFAX DISASTER, DECEMBER 6, 1917., Robinson, Ernest Fraser/
98 Robinson, Ernest Fraser/ THE HALIFAX DISASTER, DECEMBER 6, 1917.
St Catharines, Ontario Vanwell 1997 1551250071 / 9781551250076 Reprint Soft Cover Very Good - 
64 pp, 7 1/2" H. B&w photographs, maps. "It was a typical winter morning in Halifax. Ships of war passing in the Narrows, kids going to school, stores opening up, trains pulling in along the waterfront. Then suddenly BOOM! There's a tremendous explosion! In a terrific blast of fire and wind whole city blocks are levelled, reduced to rubble. Deadly showers of glass, bricks and red-hot metal spray everywhere, doing enormous damage and causing many deaths. Hundreds of people are buried alive in buildings which have collapsed. The 'Mont Blanc', a small freighter carrying high explosives, collided with another ship in the Narrows. She caught fire, the explosives ignited and she was blown from the face of the earth!" Soft crease and small areas of color loss due to sticker removal on front cover, very minor edge wear. Postage for this light item will be reduced to most destinations. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
99 Robinson, Ernest Fraser/ THE HALIFAX DISASTER, DECEMBER 6, 1917.
St Catharines, Ontario Vanwell 1997 1551250071 / 9781551250076 Reprint Soft Cover Very Good 
64 pp, 7 1/2" H. B&w photographs, maps. "It was a typical winter morning in Halifax. Ships of war passing in the Narrows, kids going to school, stores opening up, trains pulling in along the waterfront. Then suddenly BOOM! There's a tremendous explosion! In a terrific blast of fire and wind whole city blocks are levelled, reduced to rubble. Deadly showers of glass, bricks and red-hot metal spray everywhere, doing enormous damage and causing many deaths. Hundreds of people are buried alive in buildings which have collapsed. The 'Mont Blanc', a small freighter carrying high explosives, collided with another ship in the Narrows. She caught fire, the explosives ignited and she was blown from the face of the earth!" Postage for this light item will be reduced to most destinations. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, small area of sticker removal marks on front cover. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE SELECTED JOURNALS OF L.M. MONTGOMERY.  VOLUME I: 1889-1910., Rubio, Mary & Waterston, Elizabeth, editors.  (L.M. Montgomery - Lucy Maud Montgomery.)
100 Rubio, Mary & Waterston, Elizabeth, editors. (L.M. Montgomery - Lucy Maud Montgomery.) THE SELECTED JOURNALS OF L.M. MONTGOMERY. VOLUME I: 1889-1910.
Toronto Oxford University Press 1985 019540503X / 9780195405033 Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
424 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, maps, genealogical chart. The first volume of 'The Selected Journals of L.M. Montgomery' "takes her to 1910, the year before her marriage, when she left Prince Edward Island. It recounts her schooldays in Cavendish, redolent with incidents, impressions, and romantic 'crushes' that found their way into her fiction; a year spent in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, with her father and stepmother; a year of study at Prince of Wales College in Charlottetown, where she trained to be a teacher, and another at Dalhousie University; her teaching years; a powerful infatuation with the son of a family she lived with; a long and mostly unhappy period of keeping house for her grandmother; and the publication of 'Anne of Green Gables'. The autobiographical content will fasciant every devoted reader of the Anne books. But the Montgomery journals are especially interesting because they provide a unique social history and the privilege of viewing closely the life of a remarkable woman. Comprising perhaps the most vivid and detailed memoir in Canadian letters, the journals will join 'Anne of Green Gables' in ensuring Montgomery's lasting place in Canadian liter-ature." Very light browning to pages and edges of text block, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor soiling, light wrinkling and a few tiny tears at top of spine, some waviness on rear panel, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
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