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  1. Thumb_censorship-canada-media-world-58ac7db4-a167-47ee-913c-5bc6b8c7e1ae
    • Libreria: (Canada)
    • Note Bibliografiche: 334 pages. Footnotes, bibliography and index. Black and white reproductions of photos. "Explores the realities of media censorship in the context of the tension between government, free-market media, and those deputized to act on behalf of the public good. The first examination of Canadian wartime news control to use the massive files of the censors to fill in the historical gaps and answer major questions about Canada's war effort." - dust jacket. Clean and unmarked with light wear. Dust jacket progected in Brodart. A quality copy of this fascinating and controversial history. continua a leggere
  2. Thumb_general-wainwright-story-account-four-years-6444534a-258c-4fed-8ef4-2e8be1034b85
    • Libreria: (Canada)
    • Note Bibliografiche: 314 pages. Index. Map. Copyright page provides two dates, 1945 and 1946, and states First Edition. General Wainwright's "story is well known - but his own version of the tragic days on Bataan and Corregidor, the years of captivity and suffering, the final victory and the high honors heaped on him by a grateful people, has a more than eyewitness intensity." - dust jacket. Prior owner's name inside front board. Lengthy ink gift greetings upon front free endpaper suggest both gifter and recipient may have been participants in at least some of the events described herein. Enser p.55. continua a leggere
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    • LONGMANS, GREEN, AND CO., 1908
    • Libreria: (Canada)
    • Note Bibliografiche: Please note: this copy is the eleventh edition from 1908. First published in 1890. 13 x 9 cm. [8], 242, [2] ads pages. Many black and white diagrams plus several photos. "Prepared to meet the wants of those students who only require the Geometry necessary for the Art Student's Course. Contains over seven hundred figures arranged in a convenient form, and a very complete and exhaustive collection of exercises, and covers rather more ground than is absolutely necessary for the South Kensington Examination in Geometrical Drawing. The Chapter on Solid Geometry has been made unusually full, as t... continua a leggere
  4. Thumb_queen-biography-elizabeth-bentley-bc776883-a0e1-4c68-b01a-ae787c2f32e1
    • Libreria: (Canada)
    • Note Bibliografiche: 268 pages. Footnotes. Bibliography. Black and white reproductions of archival photos. "Bentley spied for the Soviet Union for seven years. She met with dozens of highly placed American agents who worked for the Soviets. But her spymasters suspected her of disloyalty and planned to silence her. She betrayed her friends to the FBI, thus shutting down Soviet espionage in the United States for years." - dust jacket. Dust jacket sunned along spine otherwise clean and unmarked with light wear. A quality copy of this important book. continua a leggere
    • Libreria: (Canada)
    • Note Bibliografiche: [7], 8-309 pages. Index. Black and white photographic portraits of Napoleon Hill and Andrew Carnegie. Third printing of the 1953 first edition. "The only work by Napoleon Hill [1883-1970] which gives the verbatim success talks he had with his sponsor, Andrew Carnegie [1835-1919] who, it has been said, helped more men to raise their own salaries than did any other great industrialist. The success formula presented in the chapters which follow will prove to you that 'Whatever the mind can conceive and BELIEVE the mind can ACHIEVE.'" - title page. Moderate wear to publisher's maroon cloth. Bin... continua a leggere
  5. Thumb_hundred-years-fellin-some-passages-from-timber-saga-c02a0281-15fb-4c89-81a5-ebcb1dd256bd
    • Libreria: (Canada)
    • Note Bibliografiche: Full title: A Hundred Years A-Fellin': Some Passages from the Timber Saga of the Ottawa in the Century in Which the Gillies have Been Cutting in the Valley 1842-1942. xiv, [2], 172 pages. References. Sepia-tone reproductions of archival photos. Many illustrations in text. Fold-out colour map. List of illustrations. Map endpapers of the Ottawa Valley Watershed. Handsomely decorated forest green cloth-covered boards lettered in silver. A slightly modified reprint of the 1943 first edition. Documents one hundred years of history of Gillies Brothers, Limited - lumber manufacturers. Book as new.... continua a leggere
    • Libreria: (Canada)
    • Note Bibliografiche: 186 pages. "Published to expose the ramifications of the International Conspiracy which was originated by a small group of wealthy and influential men in 1773 for the purpose of ultimately obtaining undisputed control of the wealth, natural resources, and manpower of the entire world... Explains how the continuity of their Long Range Plan was assured by appointing their successors from their own entourage while still alive." - Foreword. William Guy Carr [1895-1959] was a man's man, an English-born Canadian naval officer who described his adventurous early life in seven preceeding books. Som... continua a leggere
  6. Thumb_nellie-lyle-pattinson-canadian-cook-book-cookbook-0777fd36-5695-49a1-8604-9117b48f644d
    • Libreria: (Canada)
    • Note Bibliografiche: viii, 529 pages. Index. Occasional colour and black and white photos. First published in 1923, this Canadian classic was revised and enlarged in 1953. Heavy wear and soiling to publisher's canary cloth, consistent with the use of a trusted cookbook which has served multiple generations. Front hinge open. Backstrip open along back side. Prior owner's name label upon title page. Few markings to contents. Six pages of hand-written recipes on blank leaves at back. A worthy vintage copy. Wallace p.69, Driver p.621. continua a leggere
  7. Thumb_hockey-handbook-7b522b21-a1dc-4aca-9d29-4bafd0bea2c3
    • Libreria: (Canada)
    • Note Bibliografiche: Signed and generically inscribed by Lloyd Percival [1913-1974] upon front free endpaper. A rare first edition copy of this, the first comprehensive compilation of authoritative details of playing and coaching the fastest game on ice. The product of nearly six years of research with thousands of players and coaches of all levels. x, 320 pages. Index. Black and white diagrams and photos of NHL stars of the day. Very heavy wear to publisher's pale green cloth. Contents moderately toned with age. Prior owner signatures upon front free endpaper. Narrow opening in binding at title page. Backstrip... continua a leggere
  8. Thumb_recipes-contributed-members-united-farm-women-71574b84-5a57-476a-b1a4-473f51937109
    • Libreria: (Canada)
    • Note Bibliografiche: 240 pages. Index. Offers a wide assortment of recipes for: Bread; Cookies; Cakes; Icings and Fillings; Puddings & Desserts; Pies; Frozen Desserts; Beverages; Salads & Dressings; Pickles; Canning and Preserves; Cheese & Luncheon Dishes; Soups & Broths; Fish; Meats; Vegetables; Candy; and Sandwiches. Includes several ads in text plus additional illustrated ads at back, including a fascinating one-page declaration by the Province of Alberta entitled 'Progress in Welfare Legislation' which lists seven free health services provided to residents "without increased taxation and without the regimen... continua a leggere
  9. Thumb_mein-kampf-definitive-translation-23947c5c-84d0-4075-a503-5c4faa830034
    • Libreria: (Canada)
    • Note Bibliografiche: 694 pages. Index. "This is the one book which if read and believed by the outside world might have prevented this war [WWII] . Reading it now - in this new and readable edition - may prevent the next." - Edgar Ansel Mowrer. First printing of "a completely new and accurate translation made to supersede the version prepared at great speed and under pressure in 1939. Particular care has been taken to give an exact English equivalent of Hitler's highly individual, and often awkward, style, including his occasional grammatical errors. We believe this new translation should stand as the complete,... continua a leggere
  10. Thumb_american-waiter-instructions-american-european-fef3ccb6-a344-4190-b5ec-a36c6c1bed65
    • Libreria: (Canada)
    • Note Bibliografiche: [4], 225, [2], 8 [ads], pages. Index. Many diagrams of place settings, etc. 16.5 x 8.6 cm. A detailed treatment intended to familiarize readers with every aspect of dining room service. Author was an experienced waiter who used this book to train others. Heavy wear to flexible black leather-covered covers which are missing several chips. Title clearly legible in gilt upon front cover. Prior owner's details upon front free endpaper. Beige staining to lower fore-edge of first fifteen pages - all text legible. Bit of pencil writing upon recto of back free endpaper. Binding tender but intact. F... continua a leggere
  11. Thumb_triangle-tour-british-columbia-canada-supplement-dfd868ef-84d0-4474-a635-fd6b416174c9
    • Libreria: (Canada)
    • Note Bibliografiche: 62 x 43.5 cm one-sided colour pictorial map reduces to 22.5 x 10 cm when folded inside original blue card cover lettered in black. Illustrates the route of the CNR's Triangle Tour of British Columbia which included "Jasper National Park, Mount Robson Park, the Canadian Rockies, and the scenic seas of the North Pacific coast." Without saying so, the right side of the map switches scales so as not to display Lake Louise, a prime tourist attraction of rival railway Canadian Pacific. Includes eight sepia-tone photos of sights of interest along the way. Clean and unmarked with light wear. A well... continua a leggere
  12. Thumb_cruising-coast-romance-british-columbia-union-e8922c9e-4462-44b0-b298-3add2dda09ea
    • Libreria: (Canada)
    • Note Bibliografiche: 8 page promotional brochure. 23 x 20.5 cm when unfolded. Four pages of detailed text and black and white photos present the routes and features of four of the company's coastal tour packages, including pricing. A back page colour illustration presents the company's coastal vessels, including: Chilkoot, Lady Evelyn; Venture; Camosun; Catala; Chelohsin; Cardena; Cheakamus; Lady Alexandra; Capilano; Lady Cynthia; Lady Cecilia; Chilliwack; and Chilco. Colour centrefold map of the British Columbia coast indicates the company's "inland sea-ways of romance" from Vancouver north through Stewart, B.... continua a leggere
  13. Thumb_telling-time-whitman-tiny-tales-series-2952-b77a2ac0-860b-4893-a2ed-8f5dd0ae8731
    • Libreria: (Canada)
    • Note Bibliografiche: 24 pages. 10.5 x 8.3 cm. Aborably illustrated in color on every page. Simple text helps youngsters learn how to tell time. Prior owner's name on first page. Small scribble inside back cover. Moderate wear. Binding tight. A sound vintage copy of this charming item. continua a leggere
  14. Thumb_california-stock-horse-52a5a748-13c9-411a-8da8-ac6db17ca6ee
    • Libreria: (Canada)
    • Note Bibliografiche: [6], 169 pages. Glossary. Profusely illustrated with excellent black and white photos. Photographic endpapers. Stated first edition. A thorough and practical exposition of the breaking out of the range raised colt. Chapters include: The Horsebreaker; The First Lesson; The Sack Hobble; Bad Habits Controlled; His First Shoeing; Basic Fundamentals; The Two Rein; The Mountain Raised Bronc; Ground Work; The Stake Rope. Publisher's faux leather brown cloth decorated in gilt. No dust jacket, presumably as issued. Somewhat above-average external wear. Binding intact. Prior owner's details atop copy... continua a leggere
  15. Thumb_germany-foreign-policy-stated-mein-kampf-adolf-8f3ad82b-1915-433a-8b7c-de5f88a8a4d5
    • Libreria: (Canada)
    • Note Bibliografiche: 21 pages. 21 x 14 cm. Opens with a highly informative five-page Foreword by the Duchess of Atholl, M.P., the first female Scottish Member of Parliament. She provides details of the publishing and distribution history of Mein Kampf to-date, and possible reasons why its content has remained relatively unknown for so long by non-German speakers. In particular, she expresses her disdain for the 'severe expurgation' of the October 1933 English version entitled My Struggle. The following fourteen pages consist of quotes from a 1936 edition of Mein Kampf (which she refers to as the Nazi Bible) in ... continua a leggere
  16. Thumb_mechanical-banks-8b762447-3597-4014-804b-1fa5b4a8719f
    • F.H. GRIFFITH, 1972
    • Libreria: (Canada)
    • Note Bibliografiche: Approximately 68 unnumbered pages. First published in 1954, this edition provides the name, grading, and an illustration of 297 vintage mechanical banks made prior to 1935. Describes mechanical bank variations and fake mechanical banks. Unmarked with moderate wear. A quality copy of this very helpful reference. continua a leggere
  17. Thumb_onwards-victory-speeches-right-winston-e2c6576b-ae25-4cd1-9259-39b82f57365f
    • Libreria: (Canada)
    • Note Bibliografiche: xi, 357 pages. "The sixty-five speeches, broadcasts and messages which make up this new book cover the momentous events of 1943, as the Allied nations continued their common battle against totalitarianism all over the world. This is the year when the tide turned." - dust jacket. Publisher's red cloth handsomely adorned with black and gilt. Book clean and unmarked with light wear. Binding tight and square. Above-average wear to dust jacket which is now preserved in archival-grade Brodart. A sound vintage copy. continua a leggere
  18. Thumb_greater-life-with-life-other-side-8590b1d0-eb4c-4bd8-8d03-7a827d33b98d
    • SELF-PUBLISHED, 1930
    • Libreria: (Canada)
    • Note Bibliografiche: 34 + 65 pages. Illustrated covers. 19 x 14 cm. Author was born in 1883 in Dundas County, Ontario and raised on a farm in Grenville County, Ontario. He grew to become a poet and evangelist with a strong interest in harness racing. Above-average wear and soiling with moisture staining to top edge of all pages. Considerable writing upon first blank leaf. A rough but worthy reading copy of this interesting and uncommon early Ontario life story. continua a leggere


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