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THE FIRST FIFTY YEARS: Royal Canadian Legion Branch 43
Oshawa, ON: Royal Canadian Legion, 1979.
Oblong octavo, blue pictorial cloth gilt, yellow endpapers. pp 160. Many photos. Lists of officers. Ex library, with removed label scar at rear, small scar to bottom of half title page, abrasion and whitening to upper outer corner of front free endpaper, mainly fine otherwise. Orange jacket has some sunning and abrasion to the spine, VG otherwise. History of this Oshawa, ON, branch.
$17.95 Book Number: 45494 Order / Enquire
THE ARMY LIST FOR DECEMBER, 1878.
London: War Office, 30th November, 1878., 1878.
12mo. Rebound in maroon buckram, spine gilt lettered, sprinkled page edges. xcvi, 899 pp. VG tight and unworn copy. The section listing Canadian militia and volunteers by name occupies pp 815-50.
$95.00 Book Number: 13859 Order / Enquire
ONTARIO HISTORICAL SOCIETY PAPERS AND RECORDS. Vol. XXIII.
Toronto: Published by the Society, 1926.
Thick quarto, original black cloth. 564 pp + 18 plates and one folding map. Cracked inner hinges neatly repaired, mild wear to outer corners; VG otherwise. Contains 30 articles concerning Ontario history, including: "Some Facts About the Schooner 'Nancy' in the War of 1812", "First Settlements of Pennsylviania Mennonites in Upper Canada", "Shipbuilding and Navigation on Lake Ontario to September, 1816", "Canal Engineering Yesterday and To-Day", "The Law Society in Upper Canada in 1822", "The Diary of C.M. Wr ight, 58th Batallion, 14th Brigade, France", and much more, including more on the War of 1812. Note: 2 kg parcel, extra postage will be required.
$45.00 Book Number: 3977 Order / Enquire
VOICES OF VICTORY: representative poetry of Canada in wartime
Toronto: Macmillan, 1941.
Blue cloth. pp (xiv), 97 + frontispiece. Advance copy for review with Macmillans in Canada bookplate inside front cover. Light yellowing to page edges, else fine. Dust jacket has light yellowit to spine and margins of panels, a few small chips and tears, VG otherwise. An anthology sponsored by The Poetry Group, Toronto Branch, Canadian Authors' Association. Foreword by Charles G.D. Roberts. Contributions by Arthur S. Bourinot, Charles Bruce, Leo Kennedy, Kenneth Leslie, Dorothy Livesay, E.J. Pratt, T.G. Roberts, Duncan Campbell Scott, Frederick George Scott, Arthur Stringer, and many others.
$20.00 Book Number: 43989 Order / Enquire
WITH THE FIRST CANADIAN CONTINGENT. Published on Behalf of the Canadian Field Comforts Commission.
Toronto: Hodder & Stoughton / Musson, no date ., 1915.
Quarto, khaki cloth. (3) - (120) pp. Numerous photos in text, some tipped onto khaki card leaves. Xmas, 1915, ink gift inscription at from from "Tommie", with the B.E.F. in France. Small slip laid in which he states that the officer dressed up as a sister was Major Dillon, of his unit, and that the majority of the boat pictures were taken from his unit's boat The Francona. Some light offset yellowing, soft corner bump to front cover; else fine. In the uncommon dust jacket, which has partial splits to the spine folds, chip at head of spine, small chip and tear to lower front panel; small tears to outer corners; generally VG otherwise, now protect with plastic. Letters from the front, articles, poems (two by Frederick George Scott) pertaining to the Canadian Army in France during World War I. Published as a fund raiser, this copy without the promotional flyer sometimes found laid in.
$65.00 Book Number: 44011 Order / Enquire
LIST OF OFFICERS AND MEN SERVING IN THE FIRST CANADIAN CONTINGENT OF THE BRITISH EXPEDITIONARY FORCE 1914
Uckfield, East Sussex, England: Naval & Military Press, no date,
Facsimile reprint of the original published by the Pay and Record Office, Canadian Contingent, London. Octavo, glossy card covers. pp x, 3-353. Ink owner name at front, some peeling to the surface lamination, front cove a bit splayed, else fine.
$22.00 Book Number: 44174 Order / Enquire
CANADIAN SOCIETY OF MILITARY MEDALS AND INSIGNIA 1965-1995. 30th anniversary membership list
Toronto: The Society, 1965.
pp 24, (3, ads), stapled in card covers. Corner crease to front cover; VG. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
$7.95 Book Number: 45148 Order / Enquire
THE MAVERICK: a novel
Toronto: Initiative Publishing House, 1984.
Blue boards. pp (6), 108, . Fine copy. Dust jacket has an ink ownership inscription on the front flap and light soiling to rear panel, VG otherwise. Signed by the author. A vanity press novel of World War I by a Canadian author, based on the life of Corporal Frederick.George Copplns, V.C., (Beaufort Wood, 09 Aug., 1918). Coppins (1889-1963) died friendless and broke and was buried in a Canadian plot of the war cemetery in Oakland, California.
$20.00 Book Number: 43999 Order / Enquire
BARNES, Leslie W.C.S.
CANADA AND THE SCIENCE OF BALLISTICS 1914-1945
Ottawa: National Museum of Canada, 1985.
Large quarto. pp (4), (viii), 87, stapled, in glossy card covers. Well illustrated. Glossary. Ink owner name at front, some tidy yellow highlighting in text; near fine otherwise.
$20.00 Book Number: 43865 Order / Enquire
JUNO: Canadians at D-Day, June 6, 1944. Foreword by John Keegan
Toronto: Thomas Allen, 2004.
Second printing. Red boards, endpaper maps. pp (xxiv), 311 + plates. Index, notes, bibliography. Ink owner name at front, else fine in fine jacket.
$19.00 Book Number: 43882 Order / Enquire
Victory at Vimy: Canada Comes of Age, April 9-12, 1917
Toronto: Thomas Allen. c2007,
Second printing. Green boards. pp (xx), 299,  + plates. Maps, index. Ink owner name at front, else fine in fine jacket.
$18.50 Book Number: 43885 Order / Enquire
Bercuson, David J.; Herwig, Holger H.
Deadly Seas: the story of the St. Croix, the U305, and the Battle of the Atlantic
Toronto: Random House of Canada, 1997.
Black boards. pp (6), 346 + plates. Index. A fine, jacketless copy.
$8.95 Book Number: 44993 Order / Enquire
Toronto: McCelland and Stewart, 1986.
Red cloth. pp 336. Maps, index. VG+ in VG price-clipped jacket. A very readable and stirring account of the great victory of the Canadian Corps at Vimy Ridge in 1917.
$12.00 Book Number: 44976 Order / Enquire
TURVEY: a military picaresque.
Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1949.
Red boards. Minute rubbing to spine tips, slight yellowing to page edges, else fine. Dust jacket has partial splits to front flap fold; small corner chips, short split to lower rear spine fold; nicks slight rubbing to edges of panels; in all, just good, but still respectable in appearance, now protected with plastic. Inscribed by the author "With best wishes and many thanks to Gwen Scott from Earle Birney and [upside down] TopsyTurvey". A comic novel of Birney's experiences in the Canadian Army during World War II. The book was chosen from reprinting in the seminal New Canadian Library paperback series.
$85.00 Book Number: 43002 Order / Enquire
BOUTILIER, James A., editor
THE RCN IN RETROSPECT, 1910-1968.
Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 1982.
Dark blue cloth. xxx, 373 pp + plates; maps in text. Tape stains to rear free endpaper, else fine in fine jacket. "This tribute to a proud service surveys the history of the Royal Canadian Navy from its in ception in 1910 to its demise in 1968." - jacket.
$19.95 Book Number: 14547 Order / Enquire
BROCK, Isaac, Major-General, Sir
DISTRICT GENERAL ORDERS OF MAJ.-GEN. SIR ISAAC BROCK FROM JUNE 27TH, 1812 - OCT. 16TH, 1812. [with] INSTRUCTIONS SENT TO OFFICERS COMMANDING FORTS, by Major-General Brock shortly before the attack on Queenston
Toronto: Women's Canadian Historical Society of Toronto, 1920.
Octavo,pp 48 + folding map at front, stapled, in card covers. Small chips and tears to spine ends neatly repaired, else fine. Transaction no. 19 of the Society. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced, depending upon your location.
$25.00 Book Number: 42782 Order / Enquire
Bull, Stewart H.
The Queen's York Rangers: An historic regiment
Erin, Ontario: Boston Mills Press, 1984.
Quarto, green boards, colour endpapers. pp 248. Colour and b&w photos, maps, index, bibliography. Ink owner name at front, else fine in fine jacket. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.
$35.00 Book Number: 43871 Order / Enquire
GHOST SHIPS. Hamilton and Scourge: Historical Treasures from the War of 1812.
Toronto: Musson, 1983.
Quarto, brown cloth, illustrated endpapers. 152 pp. Colour and black & white photos, maps, index. Fine copy. Dust jacket has short tears, nicks, tape repairs, good. In Aug., 1813, two American schooners sank in a storm in Lake Ontario during the War of 1812. Story of the the rediscovery and photographing of these tw o wrecks at 300 feet on the lake floor, with an historical background.
$14.95 Book Number: 45557 Order / Enquire
FORT WILLIAM: living and working at the post
Old Fort William / Ontario Ministry of Culture and Recreation, 1980.
Second printing. Card covers. pp xiv, 123, . Maps, reproductions, photos. Covers have light rubbing, corner crease, VG clean copy.
$24.95 Book Number: 45827 Order / Enquire
THE HISTORY OF MUNITIONS SUPPLY IN CANADA 1914-1918
London: Longmans, Green, 1925.
Octavo, dark blue cloth. pp (xxviii), 336. Photos and diagrams in text. Index. Tissue guard at frontispiece portrait. Spine a little darkened, with mild wear at ends; endpapers yellowed; ink owner name at front; a VG clean and tight copy of a scarce book. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.
$225.00 Book Number: 43892 Order / Enquire