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121 BERTRAM, James. First Act in China : The Story of the Sian Mutiny. Hardcover.
Foreign Languages Press, Beijing, 2003, ISBN:7119034650 
BERTRAM, James. First Act in China : The Story of the Sian Mutiny. (Beijing) : Foreign Languages Press, (2003). First thus. Pp. (4),v-xxiv,1-248,(2), + 22 p. of black-and-white plates. Illustrated. 8vo, photo-illustrated glossy paper-covered boards, purple, brown and yellow lettering to front cover,black lettering to white spine. In the Light on China series. Originally p ublished in 1938, this volume documents the reduction of tensions between the Communists and the Kuomintang after the capturing of Chiang Kai-shek, thus presenting a united front against the threat posted by the incurring Japanese forces, and effectively ending their Civil War. Written by James Munro Bertram (11 August 1910 – 24 August 1993), the only journalist to make itto Sian before a Kuomintang blockade took effect (post Chiang Kai-shek's c apture; prior to the cessation of tensions). Contents: Banners in Old Peking; Death of a Hero?; We Go to Sian; North-Eastern; Yellow River; A Temple of the Waters; The Walls of Sian; Bandit-Suppressor of the North-West; Midwinter Mutiny; The Prisoner of Sian; Men of Good-Will; Inside Sian; Propaganda; Happy New Year; Mass Meetings and Missionaries; The Gods Depart; The North-West in Arms; The Red Army Marches; Direct Action; National Front. With an appendix documenting a 'dramatis personae' of the Mutiny saga. Name, else very good. 35.00

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122 BETHELL, H.A., Colonel. Modern Artillery in the Field : A Description of the Artillery of the FieldArmy, and the Principles and Methods of It's Employment.
Macmillan, London , 1911, 
BETHELL, H.A., Colonel. Modern Artillery in the Field : A Description of the Artillery of the Field Army, and the Principles and Methods of It's Employment. London : Macmillan and Co. Limited, 1911. Pp [i]-ix,(1),[i]-iv (amendments 1912),1-393,(1), frontis + 12 plates. Text illustrations. 8vo, rebound in red library cloth. Missing 5 of the plates, ex-library (library binding, spine numbering, inkstamps, remnant of bookplates and rear pouches), tear to rear endpaper, occasional smudging, underlining and a few short tears, else a good, solid copy. 75.00

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Ten Years of Bolshevic Domination  : A Compilation of Articles.   First Edition, BICKERMANN, Joseph, ed. Patriotic Union of Russian Jews Abroad)
123 BICKERMANN, Joseph, ed. Patriotic Union of Russian Jews Abroad) Ten Years of Bolshevic Domination : A Compilation of Articles. First Edition
Patriotic Union of Russian Jews Abroad, Berlin, 1928, 1928 
BICKERMANN, Joseph, (ed.). Ten Years of Bolshevic Domination : A Compilation of Articles, edited by Joseph Bickermann. (Berlin) : Patriotic Union of Russian Jews Abroad, 1928. First Edition. Pp. (4),5-260,(2). 8vo, printed brown card covers with red lettering to front and a blank spine.

Contents:
1. Joseph Bickermann's "The Old Regime and the Revolution in Russia";
2. Gregory Landau's "The Soviet Regime";
3. Cyrill Zaitzeff and Peter Struve's "Land Policy and Land Conditions in Soviet Russia';
4. S. Sherman's "Economy in Soviet Russia";
5. W. Hoeffding's "The Russian Proletariat under Communistic Domination";
6. A. Bunge's "Women and Children in Soviet Russia";
7. D.S. Pasmanik's "The Condition of the Russian Jews before and after the Russian Revolution";
8. E. Kovalevsky's "The Russian Schools under the Yoke of the Bolshevics";
9. N. Arsenjew's "The Russian Church under the Bolshevics";
10. J. Eichenwald's "Proletarian Culture";
11. S. Melgunow's "The Red Terror in Russia, 1917-1927";
12. A. Winogradsky's "The Armed Forces of Soviet Russia";
13. Bickermann's "The Soviet Rulers in Relation to the Nations of the World".

Fore-edges of both covers and tail of spine chipped, all edges browned, bookplate verso front cover, some edge spotting, else very good. 150.00


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124 BIGELOW, Newton (ed.) PARDES, H. FROSCH, W.A. CODY, J. Psychiatric Quarterly. Volume 41, No. 1, January 1967
State Hospitals Press, Utica State Hospital, Utica, N.Y., 1967, 
BIGELOW, Newton (ed.). The Psychiatric Quarterly. Vol. 41, No. 1, January 1967. Utica, N.Y.: Published at the State Hospitals Press, Utica State Hospital, 1967. Pp (3),2-202,(8). 8vo, light brown card covers, lettered in black. Contents : Training the Future Psychiatrist in Mental Retardation (by F.J. Menolascino and S. J. Dutch); Mourner Among the Children. Part 1 (by J. Cody); The Personality of the Alcoholic as an Impediment to Psychotherapy (by M. L. Selzer); Psychotherapeutic Rehabilitation Program "III." (by R. E. Mason and G. V. Erickson); Motivation for Selt-Admmistration of LSD (by W. A. Frosch, E. Bobbins, L. Robbins and M. Stern); Cases of Suspected Homosexuality Seen at an Army Mental Hvaiene Consultntinn Service (by R.G. Druss); Aberrant Dependency (by S Glasner); Rehabilitation in a Research Hospital (by H. A. Greenberg); Japanese B Encephalitis (by W. F. Fry, Jr., and A. Tobin); A Rare Case of Overt and Mutual Homosexuality in Female Identical Twins (by H. Pardes, J. Steinberg and R. C. Simons); Intensive Residential Treatment of the Adolescent (by D. B. Rinslev). Library inkstamp, else very good. 30.00

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125 BINGER, Carl RUSH, Benjamin Revolutionary Doctor : Benjamin Rush, 1746-1813. First Edition in dustjacket
W. W. Norton & Company Inc., New York, 1966, 
BINGER, Carl. Revolutionary Doctor : Benjamin Rush, 1746-1813. New York : W. W. Norton & Company Inc., (1966). First Printing. Pp (8),9-326,(2), frontispiece portrait. 8vo, green cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "Benjamin Rushwas both a signer of the Declaration of Independence and the father of Ame rican psychiatry. In a day when a deranged person might be chained in a dark room, cut off from human communication for years at a time, Rush led the fight in America for the "moral treatment" of insanity. From 1787 on, he was in charge of "maniacal patients" at Pennsylvania Hospital. His book, Medical Inquiries and Observa-tions on the Diseases of the Mind, was published in 1812. This was the crowning point of his career and stood for many yearsas the definitive work on the subject in this country. Rush took up practi ce in Philadelphia in 1769, devoting himself largely to the poor. He riskedhis professional career by taking the side of the rebellious colonists, an d when the Revolution began he made practical use of his knowledge of chemistry to manufacture gunpowder for the Army. He sat in the Continental Congress, and was the friend and correspondent of Thomas Paine, John Adams, 'Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin. Though Benjamin Rush's medical theories were sometimes tragically limited and wrong, his compassion and concern for the health of the whole man - physical, mental, spiritual, social —never failed. He was the champion of justice and the enemy of cruelty, ignorance and bigotry." (from the dj). Contents : Introduction. 1. The Forming Time. 2. The Grand Tour—Edinburgh. 3. The Girand Tour—London and Paris. 4. A Philadelphia Doctor. 5. The Doctor Takes a Wifei. 6. Revolutionary Physician I. 7. Revolutionary Physician II. 8. Return to Philadelphia. 9. The Doctor as Educator. 10. An 18th-century Practitioner. 11. Yellow Fever. 12. A Controversial Figure. 13. The Diseases of the Mind I. 14. The Diseases of the Mind II. 15. What Manner of Man? Bibliography of Frequently Cited References. Notes. Index. Very good in price-clipped dustjacket. 30.00

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126 BINGHAM, Woodbridge Founding of the T'ang Dynasty : The Fall of Sui and Rise of T'ang : A Preliminary Survey. Octagon Edition
Octagon Books, New York, 1970, 
BINGHAM, Woodbridge. The Founding of the T'ang Dynasty : The Fall of Sui and Rise of T'ang : A Preliminary Survey. New York : Octagon Books, 1970. Pp (8),vii-xiv,1-183,(1), frontispiece + 3 folding maps at rear. Index. 8vo, red cloth, gilt lettering to spine. American Council of Learned Societies Studies in Chinese and Related Civilizations, Number 4. Copyright 1941by The American Council of Learned Societies. Reprinted 1970 by special arrangement with The American Council of Learned Societies. Contents : I. Introduction: Emperor Yang : The man and his times; Accession of Emperor Yang. II. Construction of public works, 605-608 : Internal administration; Grain storageand the Grand Canal; Imperial equipment; Great Wall. III. Foreign relation s : South and East;Western Regions. IV.. Foreign relations: Turks (T'u-Chueh). V.. Foreign relations and rebellions, 611-615 : Korean campaigns; Yang Hsiian-kan; Eastern Turks. VI.. Internal coiiapse? : Disorder and prophecy,614-616; Emperor Yang's withdrawal to Qhiang-tu; Failure of Emperor Yang. VII. Political disintegration at end of Sui period : Geographical problem; Southern China; North of the Yangtze; The Northeast: Tou Chien-te and others; Li Mi; The Northwest: Hsieh Chu and others. VIII.. Shansi: Importance ofLi Yuan : Shansi, 614-616; Li Yuan; Defeat of bandits and Turks, 615-616; Preeminence in Shansi. IX. .Beginnings of revolt in T'ai-yuan : Wen-ching plots with Li Shih-min; Invasion, intrigue, and argument;. Liu Wu-chou threatens T'ai-yuan. X. Campaign of the "Righteous Army" : Independent action; Start of the campaign; Military and diplomatic successes; Crossing the Yellow River; Advance on Ch'ang-an. XI.. Li Yuan's position, 617-618 : Rivals increase in power; Li Mi vs. Wang Shih-ch'ung; Tang organization at Ch'ang-an; Military consolidation and expansion; Murder of Emperor Yang; Diplomacy and accession of Li Yuan. XII. Conclusion : End of the Sui; Beginning of theTang. Appendices : A. Chronology. B. Genealogical table. C. Outline of Sui government, 607-618. D. Uprisings, 613-617 (Translation from Sui-shu, ch. 4)..E. Uprisings, 617 (Translation from T'ang-shu, ch. 1). F. Description of maps. Penned name, small inkstamp, else very good. 100.00

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127 BIRCHALL, Peter ROOK, R., Brigadier, foreword Longest Walk : The World of Bomb Disposal. in dj.
Arms & Armour Press, London, 1997, ISBN:1854093983 
BIRCHALL, Peter. The Longest Walk : The World of Bomb Disposal . [Foreword by Brigadier R. Rook]. (London): Arms and Armour Press, (1997). Pp. (6),7-223,(1), + 16 p. of black and white plates. Illustrated. 8vo, brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine. "The men of bomb disposal units are, of course,part of a highly committed, professional unit where training has to be tho rough, support services clinically efficient and trust in one's colleagues complete and unwavering. This informed account of their work takes the reader through the history of the topic, from World War One and before to the modern battlezone and modern terrorism; it details some specific cases including the liner Queen Elizabeth 2 in 1972 and in Northern Ireland, and the many 'booby-trap' devices that have been used."- from the rear cover. Contents: 1. Introduction; 2. An in the Beginning; 3. Explosive Ordnance DisposalTraining and Information; 4. After the Second World War; 5. Overseas, 1945 -1972; 6. At Home; 7. Northern Ireland; 8. The Falklands (1982) and the Gulf (1990-1991); 9. Selection and Promotion; 10. Psychometric Testing; 11. Equipment; 12. The Home Guard and the Territorial Army; 13. The Other Arms and Services; 14. Terrorism, the Police and Forensics; 15. Self-Protection: AGuide; 16. One Hundred Years On: The Final Summary; 17. None But the Brave : Gallantry Awards 1915-1995. Bookplate to ffep, else very good in dust jacket. 20.00

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128 BIRD, Harrison Attack on Quebec : The American Invasion of Canada, 1775-1776. First Edition in dustjacket
Oxford University Press, New York, 1968, 1968 
BIRD, Harrison. Attack on Quebec : The American Invasion of Canada, 1775-1776. New York : Oxford University Press, 1968. First Edition . Pp (12), 3-255,(7) + 4 pages of illustrations. . Maps in text. 8vo, brown cloth, light blue lettering to spine. Map end-papers.

Haskell, Maine, A Bibliography of Its History 113.

"The six soldiers who crawled out of a swamp in Canada on July 30, 1775, were advance agents of an American expeditionary army assigned by the Continental Congress to sever the vast province of Quebec from theBritish crown. The attempt failed, but its turbulent story, a comparatively unknown part of the American Revolution, is stirringly retold in these pages by an expert on military history.

In May, Ethan Allen and his Green Mountain boys had taken Fort Ticonderoga, and Benjamin Arnold had wiped out the small British fleet on Lake Champlain. In Canada, Sir Guy Carleton, Governor of Quebec, waited on the alert for a rebel invasion, which was, unknownto him, to have two proings. The tale's main focus is Arnold's ill-fated march with his troops through the Maine wilderness to Quebec. This journey by an 'impudent little army of American' - some six hundred miles from the coast of New England to the St. Lawrence shore - is contrasted with GeneralRichard Montgomery's more statley siege of St. Jean, and the capture of Montreal. The narrative reaches a crescendo in the night battle fought for Quebec in a whirling snowstorm, during wehich Montgomery was killed and Arnold wounded. On the British side, Sir Guy Carleton emerges as a brave and admirable adversary." = from the dj flaps.

Chapters :
1. Mission into Canada;
2. Command on Lake Champlain;
3. Guy Carleton's Canada;
4. Overland to Quebec City;
5. General Schuyler's Army;
6. Colonel Arnold Gathers His Men;
7. The Kennebec ;
8. 'The Privates Are All Generals";
9. Height of Land, Height of George;
10. The Garrison of the Besieged;
11. The Wall of Quebec;
12. The Army Within and the Army Without;
13. The Last Day of Service;
14. Epilogue.
With "Notes on the Later Careers of Officers in Canada", Chronology, Notes on Sources, and index.

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129 BIRD, Will R. And We Go On. First Edition
Hunter-Rose, Toronto, 1930, 
BIRD, Will R. And We Go On. Toronto : The Hunter-Rose Co., Limited, 1930. First Edition. Pp (2),3-343,(1). 8vo, red cloth, black lettering to front & spine. Tennyson, The Canadian Experience of the Great War : A Guide to Memoirs 258, Rhodenizer p.766, Watters p. 466, Laugher p.37. The dust-jacket [not present with this copy] adds : "A story of the War by a Private in the Canadian Black Watch; a Story Without Filth or Favor." "This story is an effort to reveal a side of the war that has not been given much attention, thepsychic effect it had on its participants." - from the Preface. Chapters : 1. France and Vernon Crater; 2. I Shoot a German; 3. The German Officer; 4 . Passchendale; 5. Thou Shalt Not Kill; 6. The Longest Trip; 7. In a GermanTrench; 8. Parvillers; 9. Jigsawe Wood; 10. The Student; 11. Raismes Fores t; 12. And We Go On. Rearinner hinge crack, very slight spine roll, some small blotches to cloth, else a very good, bright copy of a scarce item. 400.00

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130 BIRD, Will R. Ghosts Have Warm Hands. First Edition in dustjacket.
Clarke, Irwin, Toronto / Vancouver, 1968, 
BIRD, Will R. Ghosts Have Warm Hands. [Dj adds: "A portrait of men at war"]. Toronto and Vancouver: Clarke, Irwin, & Company Limited, 1968. First Printing. Pp. (10),3-255,(1). 8vo, green cloth with gilt titles to spine. Tennyson, The Canadian Experience of the Great War : A Guide to Memoirs 273, Laugher p.38. A personal account of WW1. "Behind the contradictory interpretations of the First World War, there has always been a bitter, undeniable reality: the mud-choked agony of millions of men who killed or were killed under the brutal conditions of modern trench warfare. In 'Ghosts Have Warm Hands' Will R. Bird has related in poignantly personal terms what it meant to live through that agony. Basing his memoir on diaries kept throughout 1917-1918, when he served in France and Flanders with the 42nd Royal Highlandersof Canada, Mr. Bird has constructed a superby detailed portrait of men at war. Memorable scenes of trench life, patrols in no man's land, hand-to-hand combat and soul-restoring leaves succeed each other with a cinematic clarity. This was the infantryman's war, the war that the politicians and generals never saw: when a man numbered among his enemies not only the Germans, but lice, rats, mud and sometimes even his own officers." - from the dustjacket. Vg in lightly-nicked, price-clipped dj. 75.00

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131 BIRD, Will R. North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment : A Complete History 1794-1958.
Brunswick Press, 1963, 
BIRD, Will R. North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment. [dj adds : A Complete History 1794-1958]. (Fredericton) : Brunswick Press, 1963. First Edition. Pp(14),[15]-629,(1), including frontispiece +32-page central section of b&w photos. With 8 leaves of folding maps at rear. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, gilt device to front. Map endpapers. Cooke pp.70.106,154. Contents: 1. The Beginning; 2. The 73rd Northumberland Battalion is born; 3. The North Shore goes to War; 4. Goodbye Woodstock; 5. The North Shore goes Overseas; 6. Plans for Invasion; 7. The Strong Point; 8. The Radar Station; 9. Carpiquet; 10. The Hell of Holding on; 11. Down to Bretteville-sur-Odon;12. The Bombing Attack; 13. Quesnay Wood; 14. The Great Pursuit; 15. Reduc tion of the Channel Ports; 16. Finish of the Channel Ports; 17. The LeopoldLooms Ahead; 18. The Polder Fighting; 19. The Beautiful city of Ghent; 20. The Beginning of the End; 21. Keppeln; 22. The Young Madmen at Sutphen; 23 . The Last Days of the War; 24. The Beaver Entertains; 25. 3rd Battalion North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment; 26. 2nd Battalion North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment. With appendices outlining casualties and awards given. Flyleaf removed, faint spine ridging, else a very good copy. 100.00

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132 BIRD, Will R. Thirteen Years After : The Story of the Old Front Revisited. maroon cloth.
MacLean Publishing Co, 1932, 
BIRD, Will R. Thirteen Years After : The Story of the Old Front Revisited. Toronto: MacLean Publishing Co., 1932. Pp. [10],1-180,(2). Illustrated. Double column. 8vo, pebbled maroon cloth, with gilt lettering to front and a blank spine. Tennyson, The Canadian Experience of the Great War : A Guide toMemoirs 332, Laugher p.37, Cooke p.106, Watters p.603. Front inner hinge c racked, some light wear to outer hinges and spine ends, else vg. 175.00

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133 BIRD, Will R. VENESS, Jack M. FAIRWEATHER, Jack L. Two Jacks : The Amazing Adventures of Major Jack M. Veness and Major Jack L. Fairweather. 1st in dj. Triple signed (by Bird & 2 Jacks)
Ryerson, Toronto, 1954, 
BIRD, Will R. The Two Jacks : The Amazing Adventures of Major Jack M. Veness and Major Jack L. Fairweather. Toronto: Ryerson Press, (1954). First Printing. Pp. (4),v-ix,(1),1-209,(5) + 12 p. of photos. 8vo, blue cloth. Slightbumping to spine ends, sparse top edge spotting, previous owner's name ink ed to ffep, else very good in nicked, faintly foxed (rear panel), dust jacket. A nice copy. Signed by Bird and both Jacks (without inscription) on thehalf-title leaf. 125.00

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Two Jacks : The Amazing Adventures of Major Jack M. Veness and Major Jack L. Fairweather. First British Edition in dustjacket, BIRD, Will R. VENESS, Jack M. FAIRWEATHER, Jack L.
134 BIRD, Will R. VENESS, Jack M. FAIRWEATHER, Jack L. Two Jacks : The Amazing Adventures of Major Jack M. Veness and Major Jack L. Fairweather. First British Edition in dustjacket
William Kimber, London, 1955, 1955 
BIRD, Will R. The Two Jacks : The Amazing Adventures of Major Jack M. Veness and Major Jack L. Fairweather. As told to Will R. Bird. London : William Kimber, (1955). First British Printing. Pp. (4),5-205,(3, publisher's ads) + portrait frontispiece + 5 leaves of b&w photos. 8vo, dark red cloth, gilt lettering to spine.

Watters p.466, Rhodenizer pp.669, 696, Laugher p.38.

"The Extraordinary Adventures of two Canadian officers who escaped and dought side by side with a ruthless Maquis leader" - front panel of the dustjacket.

"Jack Fairweather and Jack Veness are two Canadians who enlisted about the same time, met in England, and were both sent as Lieutenants to the Nova Scotia Highlanders. Thev were in action on D-Day and after some gruelling fighting both were taken prisoner. Their experiences as prisoners in the hands of the Germans and their thrilling joint escape are in themselves remarkable and gripping episodes. But what crowns their story, and singles it out from the usual escaper's chronicle, is the extraordinary experiences that befell them after they had made contact with the French Resistance and joined a group of Maquis fighters in the Loire region led by a 'Captain Le Coz'. The ruthless and bizarre behaviour of this man, his wild and unorthodox 'expeditions', have the atmosphere of a nightmare which could be dismissed as fantasy were it not for the narrative of these two officers and for the premature sequel of his trial and execution in Angers." - from the dustjacket.

With review slip from the publisher giving the publication date as "31 May 1955" with a rubber date stamp.

Cocked, foxing to edges, brown stains to endpapers, else very good in spine-sunned, rubbed, torn and chipped, but unclipped, dustjacket. 55.00


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135 BIRD, Will R. VENESS, Jack M. FAIRWEATHER, Jack L. Two Jacks : The Amazing Adventures of Major Jack M. Veness and Major Jack L. Fairweather.. 1st pr. in dj.
Ryerson Press, Toronto, 1954, 
BIRD, Will R. The Two Jacks : The Amazing Adventures of Major Jack M. Veness and Major Jack L. Fairweather. Toronto : The Ryerson Press, (1954). FirstPrinting. Pp (4),v-ix,(1),1-209,(5) + 12 p. of photos. 8vo, blue cloth. Wa tters p.466, Rhodenizer pp.669, 696, Laugher p.38. "'So they went back to civilian life and joined hundreds of others in college classes, sank their identity and relegated memories of prison camps and prison trains, Maquis expeditions and North Nova battles, Captain Le Coz and the volatile Mimi, to the realm of things forgotten.' Thus ends the thrilling account of the almost incredible adventures of two Canadians -- Jack Fairweather and Jack Veness -- who enlisted about the same time, met in England, and were both sent as lieutenants to the North Nova Scotia Highlanders. From then on they werealmost 'twins', though serving in different companies. Both were in the ac tion on D Day, and after some thrilling fighting they were taken prizoner. The story of their experiences as prionsers, their escape to the French Underground, and their fast-moving, breath-taking 'expeditions' with the cruelCaptain Le Coz, makes fascinating reading." - from the dustjacket. Vg in w orn, chipped dj (lacking a couple of inches of the spine). 60.00

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136 BIRD, Will R. VENESS, Jack M. FAIRWEATHER, Jack L. Two Jacks : The Amazing Adventures of Major Jack M. Veness and Major Jack L. Fairweather.. 1st pr. no dj.
Ryerson Press, 1954, 
BIRD, Will R. The Two Jacks : The Amazing Adventures of Major Jack M. Veness and Major Jack L. Fairweather. Toronto: The Ryerson Press, (1954). First Printing. Pp (4),v-ix,(1),1-209,(5) + 12 p. of photos. 8vo, green cloth. Watters p.466, Rhodenizer pp.669, 696, Laugher p.38. "'So they went back to civilian life and joined hundreds of others in college classes, sank their identity and relegated memories of prison camps and prison trains, Maquis expeditions and North Nova battles, Captain Le Coz and the volatile Mimi, to the realm of things forgotten.' Thus ends the thrilling account of the almost incredible adventures of two Canadians -- Jack Fairweather and Jack Veness -- who enlisted about the same time, met in England, and were both sent as lieutenants to the North Nova Scotia Highlanders. From then on they werealmost 'twins', though serving in different companies. Both were in the ac tion on D Day, and after some thrilling fighting they were taken prizoner. The story of their experiences as prionsers, their escape to the French Underground, and their fast-moving, breath-taking 'expeditions' with the cruelCaptain Le Coz, makes fascinating reading." - from the dustjacket (not pre sent). Previous owner's name inked to the flyleaf, else very good. 40.00

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137 BIRD, Will R. VENESS, Jack M. FAIRWEATHER, Jack L. Two Jacks : The Amazing Adventures of Major Jack M. Veness and Major Jack L. Fairweather.. 2nd pr. in dj, signed
Ryerson Press, Toronto, 1954, 
BIRD, Will R. The Two Jacks : The Amazing Adventures of Major Jack M. Veness and Major Jack L. Fairweather. Toronto : The Ryerson Press, (November 1954). Second Printing. Pp (4),v-ix,(1),1-209,(5) + 12 p. of photos. 8vo, bluecloth. Watters p.466, Rhodenizer pp.669, 696, Laugher p.38. "'So they went back to civilian life and joined hundreds of others in college classes, sa nk their identity and relegated memories of prison camps and prison trains,Maquis expeditions and North Nova battles, Captain Le Coz and the volatile Mimi, to the realm of things forgotten.' Thus ends the thrilling account o f the almost incredible adventures of two Canadians -- Jack Fairweather andJack Veness -- who enlisted about the same time, met in England, and were both sent as lieutenants to the North Nova Scotia Highlanders. From then onthey were almost 'twins', though serving in different companies. Both were in the action on D Day, and after some thrilling fighting they were taken prizoner. The story of their experiences as prionsers, their escape to the French Underground, and their fast-moving, breath-taking 'expeditions' withthe cruel Captain Le Coz, makes fascinating reading." - from the dustjacke t. Vg in nicked, edgeworn, spine-sunned dj. Signed and inscribed by Bird and his wife on the ffep. 70.00

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138 BIRD, Will R. VENESS, Jack M. FAIRWEATHER, Jack L. Two Jacks : The Amazing Adventures of Major Jack M. Veness and Major Jack L. Fairweather.. 2nd pr. no dj
Ryerson Press, 1954, 
BIRD, Will R. The Two Jacks : The Amazing Adventures of Major Jack M. Veness and Major Jack L. Fairweather. Toronto : The Ryerson Press, (November 1954). Second Printing. Pp (4),v-ix,(1),1-209,(5) + 12 p. of photos. 8vo, bluecloth. Watters p.466, Rhodenizer pp.669, 696, Laugher p.38. "'So they went back to civilian life and joined hundreds of others in college classes, sa nk their identity and relegated memories of prison camps and prison trains,Maquis expeditions and North Nova battles, Captain Le Coz and the volatile Mimi, to the realm of things forgotten.' Thus ends the thrilling account o f the almost incredible adventures of two Canadians -- Jack Fairweather andJack Veness -- who enlisted about the same time, met in England, and were both sent as lieutenants to the North Nova Scotia Highlanders. From then onthey were almost 'twins', though serving in different companies. Both were in the action on D Day, and after some thrilling fighting they were taken prizoner. The story of their experiences as prionsers, their escape to the French Underground, and their fast-moving, breath-taking 'expeditions' withthe cruel Captain Le Coz, makes fascinating reading." - from the dustjacke t. Name, light wear to spine ends, else very good. 35.00

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139 BIRNEY, Earle Turvey. 1st Cdn in dj
McClelland & Stewart Limited, 1949, 
BIRNEY, Earle. Turvey : A Military Picaresque. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart Limited, (1949). First Canadian Edtion. Pp. 288. 8vo, red cloth. According to the dictionary, the term "picaresque" refers to a genre of usually satiric prose fiction depicted in a realistic, and often humourous way, detailing the adventures of a roguish hero of low social degree, living by his or hr wits in a corrupt society. Herein lies the basis forEarle Birney's character, Private Turvey, and his escapades in the Canadian Army. Nicking to tail of spine, else vg in chipped, worn dj. 40.00

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140 BISHOP, Arthur Canada's Glory : Battles That Forged a Nation.. First Edition in dustjacket
Toronto, 1996, ISBN:0075528096 
BISHOP, Arthur. Canada's Glory : Battles That Forged a Nation. Foreword by Hon. Hartland de M. Molson. Toronto : McGraw-Hill Ryerson, (1996). First Printing. Pp (6),vii-xxvi,1-309,(1) + 16-page central section of photos and other illustrations. Maps. 8vo, brown paper-covered boards, gilt lettering to spine. William Arthur Bishop (b. June 13, 1923. London, England - d. February 14, 2013, Toronto) Canadian writer of military history, RCAF fighter pilot during WW2, and son of Billy Bishop. "In Canada's Glory, Arthur Bishoponce again brings Canadian history to life through his powerful narrative style. Here are the battles that forged a nation, from the climax of the British-French struggle for Canada on the Plains of Abraham in 1750 to the end of the Korean War in 1953. Although the outcomes of the battles may differ - some triumphantly won, others tragically lost - they all further defined Canada. Spanning over 200 years of Canadian history and over 30 major battles, Canada's Glory includes: The War of 1812, when Upper Canada and LowerCanada united to defeat the American threat, giving Canadians a true sense of nationalism for the first time; The Boer War in South Africa, from 1899 to 1902 where Canadian troops first fought and won overseas; World War I a nd its grim trench warfare, including the Battle of Vimy Ridge - a classic in terms of planning and strategy - described in unforgettable detail; World War II, with its triumphs and tragedies: Hong Kong, Dieppe, D-Day, and the Battle of Normandy. Arthur Bishop's detailed research and colourful narrative brings the personalities of war to life and imbues each battle with the drama and emotions that makes it memorable." - from the dj. Contents: Foreword by Hartland de M. Molson; 1. Warring with the Indians; 2. The Fall ofQuebec; 3. The Defeat of Detroit; 4. Queenston Heights - A Battle Won - A General Lost; 5. Les Voltigeurs en Victoire; 6. Bloody Sunday and Majuba Day; 7. An Event Unprecedented in This War; 8. Disinfection; 9. The Byng Boys; 10. The Duck's Walk; 11. The March to Mons; 12. Unrepaid Sacrifice; 13. The Nine Bloodiest Hours [Dieppe]; 14. The Death Frenzy [Ortona]; 15. The Normandy Conquest; 16. The Miracle of the West; 17. Omega. With a bibliography and index. Maps : Plains of Abraham 1759, Queenston Heights 1812, Boer War 1899-1902, Operations - Canadian Army Corps 1918, Hong Kong 1941, Dieppe 1942, Ortona 1943, Normandy 1944, Antwerp 1944, Korea 1953. Very good in dustjacket. 22.00

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