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141 BROWN, Cassie Standing into Danger : A Dramatic Story of Shipwreck and Rescue.. First Edition in dustjacket
Doubleday & Company, Inc./ Doubleday Canada Limited, Garden City, N.Y. / Toronto, 1979, 
BROWN, Cassie. Standing into Danger : A Dramatic Story of Shipwreck and Rescue. Garden City, N.Y. and Toronto : Doubleday & Company, Inc. and Doubleday Canada Limited, 1979. First Edition. Pp (8), [ix]-xii, (4), [3]-391, (3) + 36 p of plates. 8vo, black cloth spine, yellow paper-covered boards. "In the snowy predawn of February 18, 1942, a convoy of three American ships zigzag up the North Atlantic toward Newfoundland, heading for one of the worst disasters in United States naval history." - from the dust-jacket. Top edge dusty and spotted, inscription, else very good in nicked, price-clipped dustjacket. 22.00

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142 BROWN, Cassie Standing into Danger. abridged ed. card covers
Doubleday Canada Limited, 1985, 
BROWN, Cassie. Standing into Danger : A dramatic story of shipwreck and rescue. Abridged Edition. Tor.: Doubleday Canada Limited, 1985. Pp (8),[ix]-xiii,(3),3-354,+ 8 pp.plates. 8vo, card covers. "In the snowy predawn of February 18, 1942, a convoy of three American ships zigzag up the North Atlantic toward Newfoundland, heading for one of the worst disasters in United States naval history." Name, else vg. 14.00

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143 BROWN, Cassie Standing into Danger. reprint in dj
Doubleday, 1979, 
BROWN, Cassie. Standing into Danger: a dramatic story of shipwreck and rescue. Garden City, N.Y. and Tor.: Doubleday & Company, Inc. and Doubleday Canada Limited, 1979. Later Printing. Pp (8), [ix]-xii, (4), [3]-391, (3) + 36p of plates. 8vo, black cloth spine, yellow paper-covered boards. "In the snowy predawn of February 18, 1942, a convoy of three American ships zigzagup the North Atlantic toward Newfoundland, heading for one of the worst di sasters in United States naval history." - from the dust-jacket. Vg in nicked, price-clipped dj. 25.00

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144 BROWN, Peter and Bill ROBINSON ROBINSON, Bill Unsafe Harbours : Nuclear Weapons in Canadian Ports
Operation Dismantle, 1985, 
BROWN, Peter and Bill ROBINSON. Unsafe Harbours : Nuclear Weapons in Canadian Ports. Ottawa : Operation Dismantle, 1985. First Edition. Pp 24. Illustrated. Map. 8vo, card covers. Very good. 10.00

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145 BROWN, Peter and Bill ROBINSON ROBINSON, Bill Unsafe Harbours : Nuclear Weapons in Canadian Ports
Operation Dismantle, 1986, 
BROWN, Peter and Bill ROBINSON. Unsafe Harbours : Nuclear Weapons in Canadian Ports. Ottawa : Operation Dismantle, 1986. Revised Second Printing. Pp 24. Illustrated with photos, graph, map and tables to text. 8vo, stapled illustrated card covers. Very good. 10.00

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146 BRUCE, Charles. Personal Note. 1st printing
Ryerson Press, Toronto / Halifax , 1941, 
BRUCE, Charles. Personal Note. Toronto / Halifax : The Ryerson Press, (1941). First Edition. Pp (8),1-8. 8vo, tan stapled card covers, lettered in black. Watters, p.27, Wallace, The Ryerson Imprint, p.105. “The author's royalties from the sale of this book have been assigned to the Navy League of Canada to assist in the maintenance of hostels for merchant seamen. --- To Sam Robertson, Canadian Press War Correspondent, Lost at Sea through Enemy Action, 1941. --- Personal Note is just that. It was written to express the belief of one individual and is published with the idea that others may be interested, and may perhaps find some purpose in seeking to define for themselves their own faith. It is not intended as a war poem but is meant to apply to living generally. In construction the aim is clarity.” Charles Bruce was born in 1906 in Port Shoreham, Nova Scotia. He graduated from Mount Allison University in 1927 and then joined the Canadian Press, working in Halifax, Toronto, and London, England. Bruce died on 19 December 1971 in Toronto. Personal Note was his third book of poetry. Very good. Scarce. 150.00

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147 BRUCE, Harry STEVENS, David) PRATT, Mary) SMALLWOOD, Joseph R.) Each Moment As It Flies : Writings by Harry Bruce. 1st card covers
1985, 
BRUCE, Harry. Each Moment As It Flies : Writings by ... Tor.: Methuen, (1984). First Printing. Pp (8),ix-xi,(1),1-283,(9). 8vo, card covers. Of nautical interest: "Is Unrequited Love the Best?" (on sailing, pp.81-84); "The Alchemy of Sailing: Don't Call It a Sport" (pp.85-92); "Love Letter to the Art of Tying Knots" (pp.92-96); "North America's Best Schooner Builder" (on David Stevens, pp. 97-104); "Thanks, but I'd Rather Have a Hot Bath" (pp.128-130). Of Newfoundland interest: "Here's Looking at You, Joey" (pp.130-132); "The Fine Art of Familiarity" (on Mary Pratt, pp.133-141). "Included are profiles of such famous Canadians as Alex Colville, Flora MacDonald and Peter Gzowski; descriptions of travel adventures in Crete, Edinburgh and Florida; and nostalgic recollections of a boyhood spent in Toronto and rural Nova Scotia." - from the dj. A selection from a quarter-century's worth of columns by the distinguished Toronto-born author and journalist; including reflections on the author's naval training at HMCS Stadacona, pieces on sailing in Nova Scotian waters, and a profile of the renowned Second Peninsula boatbuilder David Stevens. Vg. 10.00

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148 BURRELL, P.D.. (ed.). Maritime Warfare Bulletin 94/1 : Historical Edition
Canadian Forces Maritime Warfare School, Halifax , 1994, 
BURRELL, P.D., Capt., (ed.). Maritime Warfare Bulletin 94/1 : Historical Edition / Bulletin de Guerre Warfare Maritime 94/1 Edition Historique. (Halifax : Canadian Forces Maritime Warfare Centre), [1994]. Pp 1-168. Illustrated. 4to, black plastic comb bound, illustrated while card covers. Contents :Foreword / Avant-propos (by Cmdre D. Cogdon); Commanding Officer's Corner / Le Coin du commandant (by Capt (N) D.J. McClean); Editor's Notes / Remarques de l'editeur (by Capt P.D. Burrell); Conference Organization / Organisation de la conference; The Vocal Service: The Royal Canadian Navy and Public Opinion Between the Wars (by CPO I. Holloway); The Navy That Went to War (by LCdr J.D. Harbron); "The Canadianist": A Desire for a "Small Fleet" Royal Canadian Navy (by Lt (N) J.K. Wright); Canada's Navy: Instrument of Peace (by OS L. McGowan); The Canadian Wartime Submariners (by C2 J.D. Perkins); The Creation of Canadian Naval Aviation in World War II (by LCdr D. Ogle); Coastal Defence in Newfoundland and Labrador During World War II (by Mr. R. Jones); The UNTD and Canadian Society (by Cdr R.J. Williamson); The Hunting of the SKIPJACK (by Cmdre P. Charlton); The Canadian Navy and International Conflict Resolution (by Ms H.M. Cerigo); Canada's Naval Service ; in Search of a New Relevance in the Twenty First Century (by Lt (N) D.C. Hill and SLt H.A. Culliton); Leadership Through Customer Service (by Lt(N) P.R. Moller); Anticipating Canada's Future Navy: The Utility of Futures Methods in Assessing Fleet Mix Requirements (by Dr E. Solem and Mr M. Gammon). Very good. 40.00

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Unlucky Lady: The Life & Death of HMCS Athabaskan 1940-44. First Edition in dustjacket, BURROW, Len and Emile BEAUDOIN BEAUDOIN, Emile
149 BURROW, Len and Emile BEAUDOIN BEAUDOIN, Emile Unlucky Lady: The Life & Death of HMCS Athabaskan 1940-44. First Edition in dustjacket
Canada's Wings, Inc., 1982, 1982 0920002137 / 9780920002131 
BURROW, Len and Emile BEAUDOIN. Unlucky Lady : The Life & Death of HMCS Athabaskan 1940-44. (Stittsville, Ontario : Canada's Wings, Inc., 1982). First Edition. Pp. (10),1-198. Illustrated. Double column. Oblong 8vo, blue cloth with gilt lettering to front and spine.

Len Burrow (b. 1915, Toronto).

Émile Beaudoin (b. 1919, St-Raphaël de Bellechasse, Québec - d. March 25th, 2012, Québec City) and RCN wireless operation and survivor of the Athabaskan.

Cooke p.48.

"This book was written about a ship and the men who served in her. It does not pretend to be a naval historical document nor a novel. It is really a memorial, which at the same time tells a story about Canadians who served at sea some forty years ago.

Athabaskan's story has been recorded here by two men, one of whom served in her as a Leading Telegraphist and the other an ex-member of the RCAF whose brother was lost in the ship. Their sources of information are many and varied -- diaries of men who were lost, official Allied and enemy records, and personal interviews with surviving members of Athabaskan's company." - from the introductory note.

Includes numerous photograhs of the ship on active duty, as well as of the crew (both ashore and at sea).

Chapters :
1. Birth of a Tribal Class Destroyer;
2. A Fine Company of Men;
3. First Voyage to the Arctic;
4. Flexing Her Muscles;
5. The Bay of Biscay;
6. Second Voyage to the Arctic;
7. In the Footsteps of Drake;
8. The Hunters;
9. Journey's End;
10. Brave Partner.
Gallery of Honour;
Epilogue;
Mystery of the E-Boats;
Their Story Must Be Told;
Brotherhood

Appendices :
I. Lieutenant-Commander Stubbs' Report, 27 April 1944;
II. List of Athabaskan's Company Present on Her Last Patrol, 28 / 29 April 1944;
III. List of Athabaskan's Company Who Served Prior to Her Last Patrol, 28 / 29 April 1944;
IV. Geographic Features in Canada named for Athabaskan Casualties;
V. Glossary of Naval Terms.

With index.

Some spotting to top edge, else very good in very lightly nicked dust jacket. 60.00


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Unlucky Lady : The Life & Death of HMCS Athabaskan 1940-44.  Second Edition, First Printimg, in dustjacket., BURROW, Len and Emile BEAUDOIN.
150 BURROW, Len and Emile BEAUDOIN. Unlucky Lady : The Life & Death of HMCS Athabaskan 1940-44. Second Edition, First Printimg, in dustjacket.
McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, 1987, ISBN:0771018126 1987 0771018126 / 9780771018121 
BURROW, Len and Emile BEAUDOIN. Unlucky Lady : The Life & Death of HMCS Athabaskan 1940-44. (Toronto, Ontario) : McClelland & Stewart, (1989). Second Edition, First Printing. "Printed and bound in Hong Kong". Pp. (10),1-198. Double column. Illustrated throughout with photos, maps, drawiings, &c. Oblong 8vo, purplish-blue cloth, gilt lettering to front & spine. With art-illustrated endpapers.

This title was first published by Canada's Wings, Inc. in 1982.

Besides the cloth colour, another difference from the subsequent 1989 printing is that the dustjacket spine has simple "M&S" logo at foot of spine.



Len Burrow (b. 1915, Toronto).

Émile Beaudoin (b. 1919, St-Raphaël de Bellechasse, Québec - d. March 25th, 2012, Québec City) and RCN wireless operation and survivor of the Athabaskan.

Law 1499, Cooke p.48.

"The Athabaskan was the second of the Canadian tribal Class Destroyers, sister ship of the Haida. The story of the Athabaskan's life and death has been lovingly retrieved from forgotten archives and her daily log. In her short life she was pounded by the sea and battered by bombs, gunfire, and torpedoes. She spent her finest and final hours fighting alongside her sisters in the 10th Flotilla in 1944, helping to clear the English Channel of enemy ships prior to the invasion.

Unlucky Lady is a memorial - to a ship, to the men who served in her, and to Canadians who served at sea more than forty years ago." - from the dj.

Chapters :
1. Birth of a Tribal Class Destroyer;
2. A Fine Company of Men;
3. First Voyage to the Arctic;
4. Flexing Her Muscles;
5. The Bay of Biscay;
6. Second Voyage to the Arctic;
7. In the Footsteps of Drake;
8. The Hunters;
9. Journey's End;
10. Brave Partner.
Gallery of Honour;
Epilogue;
Mystery of the E-Boats;
Their Story Must Be Told;
Brotherhood

Appendices :
I. Lieutenant-Commander Stubbs' Report, 27 April 1944;
II. List of Athabaskan's Company Present on Her Last Patrol, 28 / 29 April 1944;
III. List of Athabaskan's Company Who Served Prior to Her Last Patrol, 28 / 29 April 1944;
IV. Geographic Features in Canada named for Athabaskan Casualties;
V. Glossary of Naval Terms.


With index.

Very good in unclipped dustjacket. 50.00


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Unlucky Lady : The Life & Death of HMCS Athabaskan 1940-44.  Second Edition, Secondt Printimg, in dustjacket., BURROW, Len and Emile BEAUDOIN.
151 BURROW, Len and Emile BEAUDOIN. Unlucky Lady : The Life & Death of HMCS Athabaskan 1940-44. Second Edition, Secondt Printimg, in dustjacket.
McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, 1989, ISBN:0771018126 1989 0771018126 / 9780771018121 
BURROW, Len and Emile BEAUDOIN. Unlucky Lady : The Life & Death of HMCS Athabaskan 1940-44. (Toronto, Ontario) : McClelland & Stewart, (1989). Second Edition, Secondt Printimg. "Printed and bound in Hong Kong". Pp. (10),1-198. Double column. Illustrated throughout with photos, maps, drawiings, &c. Oblong 8vo, dark blue cloth, gilt lettering to front & spine. With art-illustrated endpapers.

This title was first published by Canada's Wings, Inc. in 1982.

Besides the cloth colour, another difference from the previous 1987 printing is that the dustjacket spine has the "M&S with open book above" logo at foot of spine.

Len Burrow (b. 1915, Toronto).

Émile Beaudoin (b. 1919, St-Raphaël de Bellechasse, Québec - d. March 25th, 2012, Québec City) and RCN wireless operation and survivor of the Athabaskan.

Law 1499, Cooke p.48.

"The Athabaskan was the second of the Canadian tribal Class Destroyers, sister ship of the Haida. The story of the Athabaskan's life and death has been lovingly retrieved from forgotten archives and her daily log. In her short life she was pounded by the sea and battered by bombs, gunfire, and torpedoes. She spent her finest and final hours fighting alongside her sisters in the 10th Flotilla in 1944, helping to clear the English Channel of enemy ships prior to the invasion.

Unlucky Lady is a memorial - to a ship, to the men who served in her, and to Canadians who served at sea more than forty years ago." - from the dj.

"This book was written about a ship and the men who served in her. It does not pretend to be a naval historical document nor a novel. It is really a memorial, which at the same time tells a story about Canadians who served at sea some forty years ago.

Athabaskan's story has been recorded here by two men, one of whom served in her as a Leading Telegraphist and the other an ex-member of the RCAF whose brother was lost in the ship. Their sources of information are many and varied -- diaries of men who were lost, official Allied and enemy records, and personal interviews with surviving members of Athabaskan's company." - from the introductory note.

Chapters :
1. Birth of a Tribal Class Destroyer;
2. A Fine Company of Men;
3. First Voyage to the Arctic;
4. Flexing Her Muscles; 5. The Bay of Biscay;
6. Second Voyage to the Arctic;
7. In the Footsteps of Drake;
8. The Hunters;
9. Journey's End;
10. Brave Partner.
Gallery of Honour;
Epilogue;
Mystery of the E-Boats;
Their Story Must Be Told;
Brotherhood

Appendices :
I. Lieutenant-Commander Stubbs' Report, 27 April 1944;
II. List of Athabaskan's Company Present on Her Last Patrol, 28 / 29 April 1944;
III. List of Athabaskan's Company Who Served Prior to Her Last Patrol, 28 / 29 April 1944;
IV. Geographic Features in Canada named for Athabaskan Casualties;
V. Glossary of Naval Terms.

With index.

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152 BURROWS, E.H. OWEN, William FitzWilliam) Captain Owen of the African Survey : The hydrographic surveys of Admiral W.F.W. Owen on the coast of Africa and the Great Lakes of Canada; His fight against the African slave trade; His life in Campobello, New Brunswick. First Edition
A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam, 1979, ISBN:906191934x 
(OWEN, William FitzWilliam). BURROWS, E.H. Captain Owen of the African Survey : The hydrographic surveys of Admiral W.F.W. Owen on the coast of Africaand the Great Lakes of Canada; His fight against the African slave trade; His life in Campobello, New Brunswick. Rotterdam : A.A. Balkema, 1979. First Edition. Pp. (4),v-viii,1-248, including portrait frontispiece. Illustrated in black and white. Maps. Large 8vo, blue cloth with gilt initials to front board, gilt lettering to spine. William Fitzwilliam Owen (b. September 17, 1774, Manchester, England - d. November 3, 1857, Saint John, New Brunswick) British naval officer and explorer. See DCB Vol. 8. "William Owen belongs to the first generation of naval surveyors. Afer a hectic time as youngofficer in the Fleet against the French, he made a career of hydrographic surveying during the Pax Britannica that followed the Napoleonic wars. First he charted the Great Lakes of Canada, then he led a squadron which in four years surveyed 20,000 miles of the coastline of Africa. Tropical disease decimated his crews, and half of his officers perished: the 300 charts thatthey produced, one senior officer obeserved, 'may be said to have been dra wn and coloured with drops of blood'. Owen's fierce hatred of the slave trade diverted him from surveying and often landed him n political hot water, but Imperialists credit him with helping to lay the foundations of British East Africa and also the Gold Coast. His book, Narrative of Voyages, published in 1833 and illustrated with charts, was a best seller. He retired in 1835 and spent the last twenty years of his life in Eatsern Canada, ruling feudally over the Island of Campobello, New Brunswick, which his family had owned since the eighteenth century. This book covers the war at sea againstNapoleon, the early history of Canada, the 1812-14 American War [War of 18 12], African exploration, the anti-slavery campaingn in the nineteenth century in the Indian OCean and West Africa, and ther history of British hydrography. The book is profusely illustrated by specially-drawn maps and by period engravings." - from the dustjacket [dj NOT with this copy]. Contents: 1. Origins; 2. The Campobello Settlement; 3. Youth and Early Naval Career; 4. In Eastern Seas; 5. The Great Lakes; 6. In the Hydrographer's Office; 7. The Great African Survey: I. Preparations; 8. The Great African Survey: II.Charts and fever; 9. The Great African Survey: III. "Owen's Protectorate"; 10. The Great African Survey: IV. Homeward Bound; 11. Fernando Po and the Cruise of the Eden; 12. Unwilling Retirement; 13. "The Quoddy Hermit". Withnotes, references and index. Ex-library (spine sticker, pouch at rear), el se very good. 35.00

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153 BUSCH, Briton C., (ed.). ARMSTRONG, John Griffith. PARSONS, W. David. SARTY, Roger. Canada and the Great War : Western Front Association Papers. Signed paperback.
McGill-Queens University Press, Montreal and Kingston, 2003, ISBN:077352570x 
BUSCH, Briton C., (ed.). Canada and the Great War : Western Front Association Papers. Edited by Briton C. Busch. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queens University Press, (2003). First Paperback Printing. Pp. (4),[v]-xiv,(2),[3]-240,(2). 8vo, illustrated white and black card covers. Of nautical interest: 6. John Griffith Armstrong's "Letters from Halifax: Reliving the HalifaxExplosion through the Eyes of My Grandfather, a Sailor in the Royal Canadi an Navy" (pp. 93-121); 7. Roger Sarty's "The Origins of Canada - US DefenceCooperation: The Naval Defence of the Northwest Atlantic, 1914-18" (pp. 12 2-146). Of Newfoundland interest: 8. W. David Parsons's "Newfoundland and the Great War" (pp. 147-160). Also: 1. Jeff Keshen's "The Great War Soldier as Nation Builder in Canada and Australia"; 2. Andrew Horrall's "Charlie Chaplin and the Canadian Expeditionary Force"; 3. Tim Cook's "Immortalizing the Canadian Soldier: Lord Beaverbrook and the Canadian War Records Office in the First World War"; 4. John E. Hurst's "John McCrae's Wars"; 5. PatrickH. Brennan's "From Amateur to Professional: The Experience of Brigadier Ge neral William Antrobus Griesbach"; 9. Christopher J. Terry's "ASW Pioneer to Bush Pioneer: The HS-21 Canada"; 10. Sydney F. Wise's "Amiens, August 1918: A Glimpse of the Future?"; 11. Laura Brandon's "Making Memory: 'Canvas of War' and the Vimy Sculptures"; and 12. Owen Cooke's "Canadian Airmen and Allied Intervention in North Russia, 1918-19". Very good. Signed and inscribed by contributor John Griffith Armstrong on the title page. 25.00

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154 BUSTIN, Peter Sailor : A Lasting Tribute. May 3, 1992, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Atlantic Chief and Petty Officer's Association. , Halifax, 1992, 
(BUSTIN, Peter). The Sailor : A Lasting Tribute. May 3, 1992, Halifax, NovaScotia. (Halifax: Atlantic Chief & P.O.'s Ass'n, 1992). Pp (1),1-10,(1) in cluding covers. 8vo, illustrated white stapled card covers. The programme for the unveiling ceremony of Peter Bustin's sailor statue at the Halifax waterfront, Nova Scotia, commissioned by the Atlantic Chief and Petty Officer's Association. Vertical crease, rubbed, else very good. Due to its small size, shipping costs will be cheaper than quoted. 10.00

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155 BYERS, R. B. and Michael SLACK (eds.) Polaris Papers, 4) Strategy and the Arctic
Canadian Isntitute for Strategic Studies, Toronto, 1986, ISBN:0919769217 
BYERS, R. B. and Michael SLACK (eds.). Strategy and the Arctic. Edited by R. B. Byers and Michael Slack. (Toronto): The Canadian Institute of Strategic Studies, (1986). Pp. [6],(1)-117,[5]. Illustrated with maps. 8vo, printedblue card covers. The Polaris Papers, No.4. Haydon, Canadian Maritime Forc es, 1945-1993 : A Select Bibliography p.23. An anthology of essays on Canadian security strategy in the north. Includes articles by James R. Gibson, Ron Purver, George Lindsey, John Gellner, Nancy Weeks, Erik Solem, and Elizabeth Young. Spine nicked, else vg. 15.00

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156 C.F.B. Halifax) CFB Halifax Information Booklet
1975, 
(C.F.B. Halifax). CFB Halifax: Information Booklet. N.pl.: n.pub., n.d. [ca.1975]. Pp (6),7-79,(1) including 4 fldg maps. Illustrated. 8vo, grey card covers. Chapters: 1. New Arrival?; 2. History (pp.11-27); 3. Organization; 4. Miscellany; 5. New Civilian Employee?; 6. Recreation and Entertainment. 1975 date on one map. Name to front, else vg. 10.00

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157 CAIN, Emily Ghost Ships : Hamilton and Scourge : Historical Treasures from the War of 1812. Paperback Edition.
Musson, Toronto, 1983, ISBN:0773751866 
CAIN, Emily. Ghost Ships : Hamilton and Scourge: Historical Treasures from the War of 1812. Toronto: Musson, (1983). "Stoddart" printed to foot of spine. First Printing. Pp 152. Illustrated. 4to, illustrated black card coverswith white lettering to front cover and yellow lettering to spine. An hist orical and archaeological record of two Royal Navy ships knocked down and sunk by a squall in Lake Ontario during the War of 1812. Coming to rest in deep, very cold water they were remarkably well preserved, as the book's many colour photographs demonstrate. Contents: 1. Early Schooner Days on Lake Ontario: The World of Diana and Lord Nelson; 2. Hamilton and Scourge: Eighteen-Twelvers on Lake Ontario; 3. Shipwreck; 4. Hamilton and Scourge Found. Faint spine creasing, black mark to bottom edge, else very good. 15.00

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158 CAIN, Emily Ghost Ships. 1st in dj.
Musson, 1983, 
CAIN, Emily. Ghost Ships: Hamilton and Scourge: Historical Treasures from the War of 1812. Toronto: Musson, (1983). First Printing. Pp 152. Illustrated. 4to, brown cloth. An historical and archaeological record of two Royal Navy ships knocked down and sunk by a squall in Lake Ontario during the War of 1812. Coming to rest in deep, very cold water they were remarkably well preserved, as the book's many colour photographs demonstrate. Gift inscription, else vg in spine chipped dj. 40.00

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159 CALLAGHAN, Morley Close to the Sun Again. First Edition in dustjacket
Macmillan of Canada, Toronto, 1977, ISBN:0770515746 1977 0770515746 / 9780770515744 
CALLAGHAN, Morley. Close to the Sun Again. Toronto : Macmillan of Canada, (1977). First Edition. Pp (6),1-169,(1). 8vo, black cloth, gilt lettering to spine.

Morley Edward Callaghan, CC OOnt FRSC (b. February 22, 1903, Toronto, Ontario - d. August 25, 1990, Toronto, Ontario).

"'Wherever he went in the world, and he had been in all his great corporation's outposts, Ira Groome was soon called 'The Commander'. Not that he ever mentioned his former naval rank, or his great record in the North Atlantic. People simply felt more comfortable with him and themselves calling him Commander, for in spite of thirty years in civilian life, he still carried with him all the war marks of a superior officer.'

To outside eyes, Ira Groome is a success. Yet when his alcoholic wife dies and his son rejects him, Ira Groome changes. He decides to leave Brazil, to come home to Toronto to accept the role of Police Commissioner and to find out -- what? All the time as he moves around the city or goes to the theatre, dinners, or parties with the social set, he seems to be searching for something, for some clue to his life. Finally, in a clinic for rich alcoholics, his mistress provides that clue when she yells at him 'Come back here, you bastard!' The effect on Groome is dramatic; a walled-off part of his mind has been exposed to the harsh light of day, and he is dazzled. . A few hours later, after his car leaves the road at high speed, Ira Groome lies at death's door in a hospital emergency ward.

And here the book's setting changes as we follow his thoughts back more than thirty years and a thousand miles to a corvette during the darkest days of the North Atlantic war. Two days out of Halifax, young Lieutenant Ira Groome's ship picks up three survivors from an earlier convoy: a merchant seaman, a beautiful society girl not long out of college, and a tough, brooding, dangerous man who turns out to be her bodyguard.

During the hazardous crossing, merchant ships are sunk, a U-boat brought to bay — and Ira Groome and the girl fall in love. Standing by the ship's rail, they share the stories of their past lives. He tells her of his love of poetry, and of his experience as a young archaeologist in the jungles of the Yucatan. She describes the gentle world of Smith College, and the fringes of publishing — and also tells of the boxing promoters who will smash a fighter's hands if he steps out of line, and the high-rolling mobsters who will go to great lengths to hunt down a dangerous witness, and his family. He learns, too, about the bizarre tie that binds tne girl and her bodyguard together in a love-hate relationship that proves to be stronger than death.

What happens aboard a raft on the cold Atlantic before Ira Groome's eyes is shocking and unforgettable—and leaves him with questions about the complexity of human emotions that he would rather not face. So, coolly and deliberately, he brings down the shutters of impersonality over his heart, becomes a career officer, a company man, a man ruled by the head, not the heart. Only as he lies on his deathbed does he realize that by taking that decision he was 'committing high treason against himself.'

Love and hate, war and peace, life and death - all of the great themes of literature—are the moving forces in this haunting story. Told in Morley Callaghan's distinctive style—so easy and flowing that it seems to be no style at all—this story of one man's seems life will move everyone who reads it." - from the dj.

Red "X" penned to upper corner of rear endpaper, else very good in dustjacket. 25.00



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Close to the Sun Again. First Edition in dustjacket, Signed, CALLAGHAN, Morley
160 CALLAGHAN, Morley Close to the Sun Again. First Edition in dustjacket, Signed
Macmillan of Canada, Toronto, 1977, ISBN:0770515746 1977 
CALLAGHAN, Morley. Close to the Sun Again. Toronto : Macmillan of Canada, (1977). First Edition. Pp (6),1-169,(1). 8vo, black cloth, gilt lettering to spine.

Morley Edward Callaghan, CC OOnt FRSC (b. February 22, 1903, Toronto, Ontario - d. August 25, 1990, Toronto, Ontario).

"'Wherever he went in the world, and he had been in all his great corporation's outposts, Ira Groome was soon called 'The Commander'. Not that he ever mentioned his former naval rank, or his great record in the North Atlantic. People simply felt more comfortable with him and themselves calling him Commander, for in spite of thirty years in civilian life, he still carried with him all the war marks of a superior officer.'

To outside eyes, Ira Groome is a success. Yet when his alcoholic wife dies and his son rejects him, Ira Groome changes. He decides to leave Brazil, to come home to Toronto to accept the role of Police Commissioner and to find out -- what? All the time as he moves around the city or goes to the theatre, dinners, or parties with the social set, he seems to be searching for something, for some clue to his life. Finally, in a clinic for rich alcoholics, his mistress provides that clue when she yells at him 'Come back here, you bastard!' The effect on Groome is dramatic; a walled-off part of his mind has been exposed to the harsh light of day, and he is dazzled. . A few hours later, after his car leaves the road at high speed, Ira Groome lies at death's door in a hospital emergency ward.

And here the book's setting changes as we follow his thoughts back more than thirty years and a thousand miles to a corvette during the darkest days of the North Atlantic war. Two days out of Halifax, young Lieutenant Ira Groome's ship picks up three survivors from an earlier convoy: a merchant seaman, a beautiful society girl not long out of college, and a tough, brooding, dangerous man who turns out to be her bodyguard.

During the hazardous crossing, merchant ships are sunk, a U-boat brought to bay — and Ira Groome and the girl fall in love. Standing by the ship's rail, they share the stories of their past lives. He tells her of his love of poetry, and of his experience as a young archaeologist in the jungles of the Yucatan. She describes the gentle world of Smith College, and the fringes of publishing — and also tells of the boxing promoters who will smash a fighter's hands if he steps out of line, and the high-rolling mobsters who will go to great lengths to hunt down a dangerous witness, and his family. He learns, too, about the bizarre tie that binds tne girl and her bodyguard together in a love-hate relationship that proves to be stronger than death.

What happens aboard a raft on the cold Atlantic before Ira Groome's eyes is shocking and unforgettable—and leaves him with questions about the complexity of human emotions that he would rather not face. So, coolly and deliberately, he brings down the shutters of impersonality over his heart, becomes a career officer, a company man, a man ruled by the head, not the heart. Only as he lies on his deathbed does he realize that by taking that decision he was 'committing high treason against himself.'

Love and hate, war and peace, life and death - all of the great themes of literature—are the moving forces in this haunting story. Told in Morley Callaghan's distinctive style—so easy and flowing that it seems to be no style at all—this story of one man's seems life will move everyone who reads it." - from the dj.

Signed, without inscription, by the author to title page. 50.00

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