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201 BOUSFIELD, Arthur (ed.). TOFFOLI, Gary Monarchy Canada, Vol. 11, No. 2, Winter 1982-83.
Maple Crown Publications, Ottawa , 1983, 
BOUSFIELD, Arthur (ed.). Monarchy Canada, Vol. 11, No. 2, Winter 1982-83. (Ottawa : Maple Crown Publications, 1983). Pp [1]-31,(1) including covers. Illustrated. Triple Column. 4to, tan stapled wrappers. A magazine on the Monarchy in Canada. Cover : An Ontario Gift for Prince William. Contents include Gary Toffoli's “The Killing of Dominion Day”; Charles Humber's “Ther Prince, Patriotism and Quebec's Tercentenary”; Hereward Senior's “The Test of Democracy: Spain's Restored Monarchy”; plus other articles, news items, book reviews, etc. Spine sunned, else very good. 18.00

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202 BOWEN, Gail. Brutal Heart : A Joanne Kilbourn Mystery. First Edition in dustjacket.
McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 2008, ISBN:9780771016875 
BOWEN, Gail. The Brutal Heart : A Joanne Kilbourn Mystery. (Toronto, Ontario) : McClelland & Stewart, (2008). First Printing. Pp. (6),1-325,(5). 8vo, black paper-covered boards with metallic blue lettering to spine. Gail Dianne Bowen, née Bartholomew (b. September 22, 1942, Toronto). "It's a perfectMay day in Regina, and the forsythia in Joanne Kilbourn's garden is in daz zling bloom. Friends and neighbours have gathered there to celebrate the fiftieth birthday of Joanne's new husband, Zack Shreve, among them Ginny Monaghan, the Conservative MP for their riding, whose presence causes quite a stir. A general election is just weeks away, and she is here to charm everyone into ignoring rumours about her recent sexual escapades. Ginny knows herpolitical future is in the balance, and she needs all the help she can get . By the end of the party, the sadness Zack's been feeling ever since his friend Ned Osler took his own life a few weeks earlier has lifted. But then his cellphone rings, and it's not someone calling to wish him happy birthday. It's the police with the news that a local call girl has been found murdered, a call girl with an impressive client list. Two names on it stand out: Ned Osler and Zack Shreve. Shaken by Zack's revelation that before he mether he regularly saw this woman, Joanne throws herself into her work -- a project on women and politics that Monaghan has agreed to co-operate with. But she's haunted by the prostitute's death and decides to find out why thedead woman had started to threaten her clients with blackmail, an investig ation that risks not just her marriage but her life. In 'The Brutal Heart',Bowen expertly mixes the ingredients of marriage, family, politics -- and murder -- into a constantly surprising and compulsively readable story. As Zack tells Joanne, it's the loose ends of our lives that hang us." - from the dustjacket. Very good in unclipped dustjacket. 18.00

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Gifted : A Joanne Kilbourn Mystery.  First Edition in dustjacket., BOWEN, Gail.
203 BOWEN, Gail. Gifted : A Joanne Kilbourn Mystery. First Edition in dustjacket.
McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 2013, ISBN:9780771009983 2013 
BOWEN, Gail. The Gifted : A Joanne Kilbourn Mystery. (Toronto, Ontario): McClelland & Stewart, (2013). First Printing. Pp. (6),1-258,(8). 8vo, green cloth with metallic copper lettering to spine.

Gail Dianne Bowen, née Bartholomew (b. September 22, 1942, Toronto).

"Joanne Kilbourn and her husband, lawyer Zack Shreve, are proud parents of a budding art star. Everyone agrees that Taylor -- who hasn't yet turned fifteen -- is a gifted painter.

But the Shreves' pride is laced with concern: two of Taylor's works are hot items in a fundraising auction for the Racette-Hunter Centre, a multi-usefacility being build to serve North Central Regina's diverse community. Joanne and Zack have seen one of the paintings, but Taylor has carefully guarded the other, a portrait of a young male artist's model. When BlueBoy 21 is finally revealed, it sparks a new kind of relationship bewteen Taylor and her model, Julian Zentner, and becomes the centre of a series of troubling incidents, including theft, blackmail, and a shocking act of violence that threatens to ruin the lives of people close to the Kilbourn-Shreve family.

As Joanne and Zack work to keep everyone safe while searching out the truth behind more than one crime, Joanne grows increasingly uneasy about Julian's influence on Taylor. The more Joanne learns about him, the more certain she is that nobody knows the real Julian, and that there is something sinister in his plans for Taylor that may have irreparable consequences for an adolescent girl. When Taylor, always open-hearted and close to her parents, begins to shut them out, Joanne and Zack's darkest fears seem about to be realized." - from the dustjacket.

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Last Good Day : A Joanne Kilbourn Mystery.  First Edition in dustjacket., BOWEN, Gail.
204 BOWEN, Gail. Last Good Day : A Joanne Kilbourn Mystery. First Edition in dustjacket.
McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 2004, ISBN:077101466x 2004 077101466X / 9780771014666 
BOWEN, Gail. The Last Good Day : A Joanne Kilbourn Mystery. (Toronto, Ontario) : McClelland & Stewart, (2004). First Printing. Pp. (4),1-235,(1). 8vo, pale blue cloth with black lettering to spine.

Gail Dianne Bowen, née Bartholomew (b. September 22, 1942, Toronto).

"A languid summer night at Lawyers' Bay is shattered by the noise of a car racing to the end of a dock and plunging into the deep, murky water of a northern lake. Help is there in minutes, but it comes too late for Chris Altieri, the young lawyer alone inside the car.

So begins Gail Bowen's thrilling new mystery, one that takes readers into the dangerously entangled affairs of a prestigious law firm,and returns Joanne to the heartbreak of an old love affair -- and to the promising start of another.

Clearly, Altieri intended to die; this death wasno accident. Just hours earlier, he'd admitted to Joanne Kilbourn that he'd done something unforgivable. At the time, the confession seemed to have eased his mind, but now he is dead. What happened in the interim, Joanne wonders.

Joanne and two of her children are staying at a cottage in the same gated enclave as Chris Altieri and his partners from Falconer Shreve. All the lawyers have summer homes on the same bay, and all are now in shock over Chris's death. Or are they? Joanne is puzzled by how swiftly the lawyers close ranks, and that's not all that strikes her as odd. Why is her former lover, Inspector Alex Kequahtooway, involved in the police investigation of asuicide out at the lake?

When Joanne learns that a young female lawyer abr uptly left Falconer Shreve months earlier and hasn't been seen since, her instincts tell her that something is terribly wrong. Then the cottage she isstaying in is broken into, and for her and her children's safety, Joanne realizes that she must keep quiet, very quiet, about her own inquiries. Someone at Lawyers' Bay is determined to stop her from finding out the truth." - from the dustjacket.

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205 BOWEN, Gail. Winners' Circle : A Joanne Kilbourn Mystery. First Edition in dustjacket.
McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, 2017, ISBN:9780771024061 
BOWEN, Gail. The Winners' Circle : A Joanne Kilbourn Mystery. (Toronto, Ontario) : McClelland & Stewart, (2017). First Printing. Pp. (6),1-254,(12). 8vo, purple cloth, silver lettering o spine. Gail Dianne Bowen, née Bartholomew (b. September 22, 1942, Toronto). "After a memorable Thanksgiving at the lake, Joanne Kilbourn-Shreve, her husband, Zack, and their daugnter, Taylor, have no way of predicting the unimaginable tragedy that lies ahead. Theweekend with Zack's law partners is already slipping away, burnished into memory as pleasantly as the hundreds of other weekends the Falconer- Shrevefamilies have shared at Lawyers' Bay. Within weeks, a triple homicide will rip apart the lives of those related to the lawyers who, at the end of the ir first year in law school, only half-jokingly styled themselves "The Winners' Circle " Dazed by grief, Joanne will seek answers to an impossible question: "Why did they die?" The facts behind the suicide of Christopher Altieri, known by his law partners as "the conscience of the Winners' Circle," appear to provide insiehts, but for Joanne those insights raise new, unsettling questions. Knitting this powerful narrative together is Joanne's inshakeable belief that the only thing worse than knowing is not knowing. In TheWinners' Circle, Gail Bowen takes eaders into the dark corners of humanity with masterfully compelling storytelling that combines modern family life with a gripping and satisfying mystery.." - from the dustjacket. Very good in unclipped dustjacket. 18.00

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206 BOWERING, George Concentric Circles. First Edition, Paperback
Black Moss Press, Coatsworth, ON, 1977, ISBN:0887530273 1977 0887530273 / 9780887530272 
BOWERING, George. Concentric Circles. (Coatsworth, Ontario) : Black Moss Press, (1977). First Printing. Pp. (8),9-66,(6). 12mo, photo-illustrated grey card covers with black lettering to front & spine.

George Harry Bowering, OC, OBC (b. December 1, 1935, Penticton, British Columbia).

"George Bowering, one of Canada's most prolific authors and a recipient of the Governor General's Award, is better known as a poet than a fiction writer. However he has published one novel, 'Mirror on the Floor' and a book of criticism on Al Purdy. 'Concentric Circles', written in the 1960s, is his first major piece of fiction and is considered to be the start of a new direction by Bowering toward more prose work such as 'Flycatcher', a book of stories to be published in 1978." - from the rear cover.

Name inked to flyleaf, five characters inked to rear flap, else very good. NOTE: Due to its small size, shipping costs should be cheaper than quoted. 18.00


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207 BOWMAN, Fred. Communion Tokens of the Presbyterian Church in Canada. First Edition.
Canadian Numismatic Association, 1965, 1965 
BOWMAN, Fred. Communion Tokens of the Presbyterian Church in Canada. N.pl.:The Canadian Numismatic Association, (1965). First Edition.Printed by Mission Press, Tor onto. Pp [i]-xi,(1),1-92,(6). Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth, silver lettering to front board and spine.

Contents :
1. Quebec.
2. Ontario.
3. Nova Scotia.
4. New Brunswick.
5. Prince Edward Island.
6. Newfoundland.
7. Foreign Missions.
8. Stock Tokens.
9. Unidentified.

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208 BOWNESS, E. Rendle. Make Mine Mink : The Story of Canadian Mink Ranching
Canada Mink Breeders Association, Mississauga, Ontario, 1974, 
BOWNESS, E. Rendle. Make Mine Mink : The Story of Canadian Mink Ranching. (Mississauga, Ontario : Canada Mink Breeders Association, November 1974). Pp(6),1-82. Illustrated. 8vo, stapled card covers. E. Rendle Bowness was bor n in Bedeque, Prince Edward Island across the bay from Summerside in 1909. Contents : Water. Pens. Nest box. Sheds. Feeds & Feeding. Disease. Light. The shorter day. Management. Covers rubbed and foxed, foxing to a few leaves, else very good. 20.00

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209 BOYANOSKI, Christine PANTON, L.A.C. Towards a Lyrical Abstraction : The Art of L.A.C. Panton
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, 1990, ISBN:0919777856 
BOYANOSKI, Christine. Towards a Lyrical Abstraction : The Art of L.A.C. Panton . Toronto: The Art Gallery of Ontario, (1990). Pp. [i]-xiv,[1]-66. Illustrated. 4to, illustrated purple card covers. "A catalogue of an exhibtion to be held at the Art Gallery of Ontario, July 21-September 10, 1990 and travelling to three galleries". Spine and top-edge sunned, previous owner's name to title page, else vg. 15.00

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210 BOYANOSKI, Christine. WOOD, W.J. HARTMAN, John. W.J. Wood : Paintings and Graphics. Paperback.
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, 1983, ISBN:0919777015 
(WOOD, W.J.). BOYANOSKI, Christine and John HARTMAN. W.J. Wood : Paintings and Graphics. (Catalogue of an exhibition held at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Oct. 22,-Dec.4, 1983, and travelling to other galleries. Toronto: Art Gallery of Ontario, (1983). Pp. (4),[5]-152. Illustrated with dozens of examples of Wood's work. 8vo, art-illustrated brown card cvoers with white lettering to front cover. Design by Frank Newfeld. "W.J. Wood, who lived from 1877 to 1954, appeared on the scene at a crucial period in the development ofCanadian art. Although his work has been largely overlooked both during hi s lifetime and today, among his admirers and staunchest supporters were members of the Group of Seven, with whom he often exhibited, particularly A.Y.Jackson and Arthur Lismer. They saw in his art a bold artistic vision not unlike their own. The vigour and spontaneity displayed in his paintings andetchings both in their technique and their subject matter set him apart fr om many of his contemporaries, alienating some and attracting others. His favourite themes -- music, unidealized nudes, and the local scene in and around his home town of Midland, Ontario, give the work an intimacy and directness that can be grasped easily by everyone, for his humanistic vision is timeless and unversal." - from the rear cover. Very good. 30.00

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211 BOYCE, Gerald E. Historic Hastings. Second Printing in dustjacket
Ontario Intelligencer Limited for Hastings County Council, Belleville, 1968, 
BOYCE, Gerald E. Historic Hastings. Published by Hastings County Council. Belleville [Ontario] : Ontario Intelligencer Limited, (February 1968). Second Printing. Pp (3),iv-xi,(1),[1]-385,(3),+ folding map at rear. Illustrated. Maps. Index. Large 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to front board and spine, illustrated endpapers. Contents : 1. A Look at Hastings County . 2. Before the White Man. 3. A Part of New France. 4. The First Loyalists. 5. The Proud Pioneers. 6. A Settlement at Meyers' Creek. 7. A Call to Arms. 8. Belleville Named. 9. Belleville, 1821-1837. 10. The Growth of a County, 1790-1837. 11. A Mining Venture. 12. By Land and Water. 13. The Rebellion of 1837-38. 14. Beginning of Municipal Government. 15. The Victoria District. 16. The District Town. 17. Partisan Politics. 18. County Government since 1850.19. Prosperous Fifties. 20. The Coming of Railroad. 21. The Hastings Road. 22. More Colonization Roads. 23. A Prince is Welcomed. 24. To Arms Again. 25. Birth of a Nation. 26. The County at Confederation. 27. The Golden North. 28. Railroad Fever. 29. The Belleville Riot. 30. The Trent Canal. 31. The Late Victorians. 32. A Leader of Men. 33. A Last Rebellion. 34. A Little Learning. 35. Out with the Devil. 36. The Pioneer Press. 37. Popular Pastimes. 38. The Challenge of the Twentieth Century. 39. Trenton. 40. Sidney Township. 41. Frankford. 42. Thurlow Township. 43. 3 Tyendinaga Reserve. 44. Tyendinaga Township. 45. Deseronto. 46. Rawdon Township. 47. Stirling. 48. Huntingdon Township. 49. Hungerford Township. 50. Tweed. 51. Marmora and Lake Townships. 52. Marmora Village. 53. Deloro. 54. Madoc Township. 55. MadocVillage. 56. Elzevir and Grimsthorpe Townships. 57. Tudor and Cashel Towns hips. 58. Wollaston Township. 59. Limerick Township. 60. Faraday Township. 61. Bancroft. 62. Dungannon Township. 63. Mayo Township. 64. Herschel Township. 65. Monteagle Township. 66. Carlow Tov/nship. 67. Bangor Wicklow and McClure Townships. Very good in dustjacket. 30.00.

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212 BOYCE, Murray. COLEMAN, Victor, ed. STRUTHERS, Carolyn, intro. Motion's Eye : Collected Poems of Murray Boyce.
Coach House Press, Toronto, 1987, ISBN:0889103119 
BOYCE, Murray. Motion's Eye : Collected Poems of Murray Boyce. [Editor's notes by Victor Coleman. Introductory letter by Carolyn Struthers]. Toronto: The Coach House Press, (1987). First Printing. Pp. (16),[17]-124,(4). 8vo, illustrsated black, white and red card covers with white spine, black and red lettering to front cover and spine. "Murray Boyce (1926-1983) was in many ways the quintessential Southern Ontario writer: never straying too far from his roots in the rural landscape or from family connections. Not a career writer (he was an M.D. by profession, practicing at home and abroad) he published only one book in his brief lifetime. 'Motion's Eye' collects the published volume ('Woodstock', 1972) together with a posthumous second collection to complete his oeuvre. Using refreshingly direct and simple language, Murray Boyce celebrates the joy and wonder of the everyday with consummate skill, care and charm." - from the rear cover. Very good. Due to its small size, shipping costs should be cheaper than quoted. 15.00

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213 BOYD, Winnett Rebel Engineer : The Life and Work of Winnett Boyd
Winnett Boyd, Bobcaygeon, Ontario, 1998, ISBN:0968429602 
BOYD, Winnett. Rebel Engineer : The Life and Work of Winnett Boyd. (Bobcaygeon, Ontario : Winnett Boyd, October 1998). Pp (10),i-vii,18-467,(5). Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated white card covers. Contents : 1. The Formative Years. 2. Higher Education. 3. Jet Engines. 4. Nuclear Engineering. 5. Recreation. 6. The ADL Years. 7. Retirement. 8. What Happened to Me at AVRO. 9. The Years of Confusion, Success and Failure. 10. AVRO's Disastrous Acquisitions. 11. What Could Have Been. 12. Putting the Record Straight. 13. More On Retirement. 14. Creating Gas Turbine Aero Engines. 15. A Chronological History of the Jet Engine in the U.K., German, the U.S.A. and Canada to the endof 1950. 16. Some Suggestions for an Economic Strategy for Canada. 17. Som e Thoughts on our Criminal Justice System. 18. Controlling Cancer. Epilogue: A Look Backward. Appendices. Very good. 40.00

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214 BOYER, Barbaranne asnd Michael A. BOYER. Victoria Harbour : A Mill-Town Legacy. signed copy
Boston Mills Press, Erin, Ontario, 1988, ISBN:0919783694 
BOYER, Barbaranne asnd Michael A. BOYER. Victoria Harbour : A Mill-Town Legacy. (Erin, Ontario) : The Boston Mills Press, (1988). Pp [1]-126. Illustrated. Index. Double column. Oblong 8vo, illustrated blue card covers. Waterstain to top margin of fore-edge of first 18 pages, else very good. Inscribed and signed by both authors. 40.00

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215 BOYER, J. Patrick. BOYER, James, Magistrate). Raw Life : Cameos of 1890s Justice from a Magistrate's Bench Book.
Dundurn Press, Toronto, 2012, ISBN:9780978160043 
(BOYER, James, Magistrate). BOYER, J. Patrick. Raw Life : Cameos of 1890s Justice from a Magistrate's Bench Book. Toronto: Dundurn, (2012). First Printing. Pp. (8),[9]-630,(2). Illustrated in black and white. 8vo, illustratedblack and white card covers with orange spine, orange and white lettering to front cover, black and white lettering to spine. "Rare views of human lives in turmoil are revealed in several hundred trials conducted in 190s Muskoka by Magistrate James Boyer of Bracebridge. he charges and evidence showhow raw life really was in Canada's frontier towns, with cases ranging fro m nostalgic and humorous to pitiable and deeply disturbing. While dispensing speedy justice, Boyer, who was also town clerk and editor of the 'Northern Advocate', the firs tnewspaper in Ontario's northern districts, kept a careful record in his handwritten 'bench book' of all these cases. That benchbook, recently found by his great-grandson, lawyer J. Patrick Boyer, provi des the raw material for 'Raw Life'." - from the rear cover. Very good.

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216 BOYER, Patrick. McRUER, James Chalmers). Passion for Justice : The Legacy of James Chalmers McRuer. First Edition in dustjacket.
Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History, University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1994, ISBN:080206566 
(McRUER, James Chalmers). BOYER, Patrick. A Passion for Justice : The Legacy of James Chalmers McRuer. [Foreword by R. Roy McMurtry and Peter N. Oliver]. Toronto, Buffalo, London: Published for The Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History by University of Toronto Press, (1994). First Printing. Pp.(6),[vii]-xxxii,[1]-436,(4). Illustrated in black and white. 8vo, red clot h with black lettering to front board and spine. "Patrick Boyer's portrait of James Chalmers McRuer (1890-1985), one of Canada's most outstanding jurists, sets out to discover the character of the man who played a key role inthe evolution of Canadian law. His career of more than fifty years include d service on the Archambault Royal Commission on Penal Reform from 1936 to 1938. He was appointed judge of the Ontario Court of Appeal in 1944, chief justice of the Ontario High Court in 1945, and from 1964 to 1971 he was head of the Royal Commission Inquiry into Civil Rights. From 1964 to 1977 he as chairman and later vice-chairman of the Ontario Law Reform Commission. The commission, the first such body in the British Commonwealth, was created largely through his efforts. [...] The driving spirit behind McRuer was hispassion for justice, rising from his conviction that the justice system sh ould serve the oppressed, regardless of their ability to pay. As a law reformer, McRuer saw a pressing need to adapt the law so that it could better serve all people in the changed conditions of the twentieth century." - fromthe dustjacket. Very good in dustjacket. 20.00

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217 BOYLE, Everett. Biggest Hoax - Ever : According to Boyle
GSPH Publishing, Renfrew, Ontario , 2007, ISBN:9781897113639 
BOYLE, Everett. The Biggest Hoax - Ever : According to Boyle. (Renfrew, Ontario : GSPH Publishing, 2007). First Edition. Pp [i]-xxvi,[1]-357,(1). 8vo,illustrated white card covers, lettered in red and black. "What my Newfie brain can't comprehend or understand is: How come fourteen year old children can't legally buy cigarettes, can't purchase liquor, can't drive a car, can't get a marriage licence, can't join the RCMP, can't join the Canadian Forces, can't get a hunting licence, can't buy a gun, can't legally go into a public bar or tavern, can't buy a Lotto ticket or even be out after twelve at night., but they can legally have all the sex they want, even though they are living at home with their parents and are still considered to be dependent schoolchildren? Is this discrimination in reverse? It seems some politicians, judges and clergy are either sexually perverted, ignorant of thefacts, incompetent, irresponsible, or simply out of touch with reality. Th e age should be at least sixteen." - from the back cover. Very good to fine. 15.00

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218 BOYLE, Everett. Rest of the Story : According to Boyle
General Store Publishing House, Burnstown, Ontario , 2002, ISBN:1894263499 
BOYLE, Everett. Rest of the Story : According to Boyle. (Burnstown, Ontario: General Store Publishing House, 2002). First Edition. Pp (2),[3]-297,(3) . 8vo, illustrated blue card covers, lettered in yellow and white. "The story made headlines across Canada: for decades, harassment, abuse, physical attack and sexual assault had been covered up in the Canadian Armed Forces. As a warrant officer during that time, Everett Boyle witnessed a number of these cover-ups and had documented them. He might have been content with that, if it weren't for the fact that he knew there was more, much more that had not come out in the media coverage. The Rest of the Story is his gripping account of the hidden events that never made it into the newspapwers andmagazines. Boyle pulls no punches. "One ol my reasons for moving back to N ewfoundland was to get away from the memory of the humiliation, emotional trauma, threats, abuse, harassment and mistreatment that had been unfairly inflicted upon two of my defenceless young subordinates and on me back in 1991. These attacks were perpetrated against the three of us for having udared to cnaiienge the misconduct of a superior military commander. They were planned and orchestrated by generals in the highest ranks and positions in the air force." The Rest of the Story is a courageous and hard-hitting indictment of moral cowardice at the very top of our military institutions. But Boyle does not merely point the accusing finger, he proposes responsible remedies, and it is this that makes his book an important document." (from publisher's promotional flyer). Very good. 30.00

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219 BOYLE, Harry J RICHARDSON, Burton T., foreword. Mostly in Clover. signed in dj.
Clarke, Irwin & Company Ltd, Toronto, 1961, 
BOYLE, Harry J. Mostly in Clover. With a foreword by Burton T. Richardson. Toronto: Clarke, Irwin & Company Ltd., 1961. Pp 227. 8vo, brown cloth. Harry Boyle's first book, is a lively series of reminiscences of his childhood spent on a farm in Huron County, Ontario. With a winning blend of nostalgiaand amusement, he writes of the people and events, the trials, triumphs, t ears and laughter which stand out most boldly in his recollections of his boyhood. Yet for all its charm, his account is essentially realistic. Mr. Boyle has skilfully refrained from applying to the past a coating of sugary sentimentalism. Dozens of people stroll in and out of the author's recollections, leaving vivid impressions of their personalities. He lovingly recallshis family: his grandparents, who occasionally provided a haven from a sto rm of parental wrath; his warm-hearted but taciturn father, and his mother,the family financier, whose skilful management of her teapot bank kept the family solvent in moments of financial stress. Affectionately, the author observes in retrospect the quirks and foibles of the aunts, uncles and cousins who were part of his childhood world. He remembers the long succession of hired men who worked for his father. The author recalls the yard whose fences for a time constituted the boundaries of his world, and the animal inhabitants of the world. He describes the festive events which marked his family's calendar, the annual baking of the Christmas cake, or their one-day holiday at the lake. The descriptions of country cooking that occur regularly throughout the book are calculated to make the reader throw away his diet sheet and run for the nearest strawberry shortcake. The most outstanding quality of the book is the sensitivity with which Mr. Boyle writes of the difficult years that lie between boyhood and manhood. He describes with unusual insight the incidents which for him were milestones on the path that led out of the complexities of adolescence to the more stable world of adulthood. Equally sensitive are his descriptions of the rural world in which he grew up. His long-standing familiarity with the outdoors has bred in him anarticulate appreciation of the many-faced beauty of the fields and woods. Everyone who longs to escape for a few hours from the present-day world to one more leisurely and simple, will find Mostly in Clover the ideal vehicle." Contents: Winter. 1. The Winter Battle; 2. Cold Days; 3. Winter Entertainment; 4. The World of Imagination; 5. Lamps and Teapots; 6. Christmas; 7. January and Sickness; 8. Memories of Night; 9. Days of Light and Shadow. Spring. 10. Easter and Spring Promise; 11. Purges and Lumberjacks; 12. Happy Times; 13. First Memories; 14. The Hired Man; 15. Days of Growing Up; 16. Sundays; 17. Wonderful Grandparents; 18. Schools Days; 19. Country Characters. Summer. 20. Summer Adventures; 21. Change and Progress; 22. The BarefootDays; 23. Paying the Mortgage; 24. Difficult Weather Days; 25. Country Cus toms; 26. Summer Travel; 27. Old-Fashioned Eating. Autumn. 28. Harvest-time; 29. The Feel of Fall; 30. Party Lines and Matchmakers; 31. A Hired Man Called Sammy; 32. Cats and Spooks; 33. Memories. Vg in rubbed, nicked dj. Signed by the author. 20.00

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220 BRACKNEY, William H., ed. REEKIE, Archibald Bridging Cultures and Hemispheres : The Legacy of Archibald Reekie and Canadian Baptists in Bolivia. in dj.
Smyth and Helwys, Macon, GA, 1997, ISBN:1573121649 
BRACKNEY, William H., ed. Bridging Cultures and Hemispheres : The Legacy ofArchibald Reekie and Canadian Baptists in Bolivia . William H. Brackney, e ditor. Macon, GA: Smyth and Helwys, (1997). Pp. [i]-xviii,[1]-138,(2), including illustrations and maps. Illustrated. 8vo, blue paper covered boards with gilt lettering to spine. "One hundred years ago, Archibald Reekie left Ontario and arrived in Oruro, Bolivia -- a city ready for social and political change and a city ready for the gospel of Jesus Christ. His commitment,patience, and pioneer spirit were essential for the significant changes th at took place in this developing country." - from the dust jacket. Vg in dj. 15.00

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