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61 BISHOP, Willard A. Likely They Didn't Get the Memo
Gaspereau Press, Wolfville, 1999, ISBN:1894031202 
BISHOP, Willard A. Likely They Didn't Get the Memo. Wolfville: Gaspereau Press, (1999). First Printing. Pp. (8),[9]-269,(3). Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated white card covers. "On November 13, 1945, Willard Bishop, a young music enthusiast, and his ham-radio-operator father, launched the Annapolis Valley's first commercial broadcasting service. The makeshift radio studio they created in the back rooms of their Windsor, Nova Scotia, home eventually grew into a unique network of five AM radio stations and an FM service. In this personal memoir, Willard Bishop describes his experiences on and off the airwaves. From early technical innovations and mobile broadcasts to his passion for music and flying, Bishop's story offers a heartwarming, often humourous look at the man behind the microphone." - from the rear cover. Inked review to flyleaf, book tag, faint soiling to rear cover, else very good. 14.00

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62 BISHOP, Willard A. Likely They Didn't Get The Memo. A Radio Story.
Gaspereau Press, Kentville,, 2000, ISBN:1894031202 
BISHOP, Willard A. Likely They Didn't Get The Memo. Wolfville, NS: Gaspereau Press, (2000). First Printing. Pp. (8),9-269,(3). Illustrated with many black & white photographs. 8vo, ill. white card covers with olive green, brown, and white lettering to front cover, olive green lettering to spine. "OnNovember 13, 1945, Willard Bishop, a young music enthusiast, and his ham-r adio-operator father launched the Annapolis Valley's first commercial broadcasting service. The makeshift radio studio they created in the back rooms of their Windsor, Nova Scotia, home eventually grew into a unique network of five AM radio stations and an FM service. In this personal memoir, Willard Bishop describes his experiences on and off the airwaves. From early technical innovations and mobile broadcasts to his passion for music and flying, Bishop's story offers a heartwarming, often humorous lookat the man behind the microphone." - from the rear cover. Gaspereau review copy stamp to flyleaf, else very good. 12.00

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63 BLAKELEY, Shirley) In Tribute, Shirley Alice Blakeley, May, 1985
1985, 
(BLAKELEY, Shirley). In Tribute, Shirley Alice Blakeley, May, 1985. To Shirley Blakeley in appreciation for her many years of dedicated service from the Staff and Friends of Department of Music Education, Halifax District School Board. N.pl.: n.pub., (1985). Pp (1),[1]-3 leaves of text, (13 ) leaves of blank pages. 8vo, blue pebbled cloth, gilt lettering to front board. Six of the blank leaves are filled with signed pen inscriptions from friends, students and colleagues. A unique item. Fine. 50.00

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64 BLUNDEN, Edmund Cricket Country. First Edition.
Collins, London, 1944, 
BLUNDEN, Edmund. Cricket Country. London: Collins, 1944. First Printing. Pp. (4),5-224. 8vo, brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine. "Edmund Blunden, who has long won admiration with his short studies on the game of cricket, has been reluctant to attempt what has been termed 'a cricket book', and the present volume is not a cricket book in the ordinary meaning of the word. Its central scene is the cricket field, it has many reminiscences and reflections upon that scene and its actors and actions -- from the greatest to the least; but the writer's imagination ranges widely round the ground into a rich variety of things which have interested him, and the music of life wherein pastime and recreation and the unofficial hours play so importanta part. As the early years of the writer were passed where the glories and graces of cricket were almost as native to the place as the rivers and hil ls, that is the continual background; but it recedes in many passages of exploration of all sorts; and while the lover of cricket will find the chapters particularly devoted to the game worthy of his perusal, those who know little of it will be allured by the dream of life which is seen to include all such games and tourneyings." - from the dust jacket. Binding starting between pp. 16-17, previous owner's acquisition note inked to ffep, else verygood in nicked, hingeworn, unclipped dust jacket. 20.00

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65 Bodleian Library MYRES, J.N.L. WILLETS, Pamela J. BEECHAM, H.A. Bodleian Library Record. Volume 7, Number 6, February 1967
Bodleian Library, London , 1967, 
(Bodleian Library). The Bodleian Library Record. Volume 7, Number 6, February 1967. (London : The Bodleian Library, 1967). Pp 281-338,(2),+ 5 plates. 8vo, pale green card covers. Contents : J.N.L. Myres and W. Beattie's “In Memoriam L.W. Hanson”; Francis W. Steer's “The Arms of Bodley – Some References from Essex”; Paul Morgan's “Fragments of Three Lost Works from the Stationers' Registers Recently Found in Bindings in College Libraries”; Pamela J. Willetts's “John Lilly, Musician and Music Copyist”; H.A. Beecham's “A Notebook and a Collection of Manuscripts: Originally the Property of Dr. Charles Goodall”; John B. Shipley's “Daniel Defoe and Henry Baker: Some of Their Correspondence Again and Its Provenance”; and regular departments. Spineand margins browned, else very good. 15.00

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66 BOILEAU, John. Images of our Past). Historic Eastern Passage. First Edition
Nimbus Publishing, Halifax, 2007, ISBN:1551096315 
BOILEAU, John. Historic Eastern Passage. (Halifax): Nimbus Publishing, (2007). First Edition. Illustrated with black and white photos throughout. Pp.[i]-vi,1-186. 8vo, illustrated grey card covers. From the Images of Our Pastseries. "Drawing upon powerful images and stories ofthe past, John Boileau takes readers on a journey through the Eastern Passage region, including I mperoyal, Shearwater, South East Passage, Cow Bay, McNab's Island, Lawlor'sIsland, and Devil's Island. From fortifications and quarantine sites to av iation bases and even to Bill Lynch's amusement rides and buried treasure, 'Historic Eastern Passage' illuminates the history of the region to the endof the Second World War. Follow Helen Creighton on her search to record fo lk music and stories, or learn how the air base played a role in the first flight across the Atlantic. With attention to both the special and everydayevents, a full picture of what life was once like in Eastern Passage is vi vidly depicted." - from the rear cover. Chapters: 1. Life in the Passage; 2. Work in the Passage; 3. Defending the Great Harbour: Eastern Passage; 4. Defending the Great Harbour: McNab's Island; 5. Fun Island; 6. Devils and Quarantine; 7. The Tallahassee Incident; 8. Byrd at Baker's Point [Lieutenant Commander Richard E. Byrd, Jr]; 9. Imperial Village; 10. First Lady of Folklore [Helen Creighton]; 11. Home of Naval Aviation. Very good. Due to itsrelative small size, shipping costs should be cheaper than quoted. 15.00

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67 BOILEAU, John. Images of our Past). Historic Eastern Passage. First Edition, signed.
Nimbus Publishing, Halifax, 2007, ISBN:1551096315 
BOILEAU, John. Historic Eastern Passage. (Halifax, NS) : Nimbus Publishing,(2007). First Edition. Illustrated with black and white photos throughout. Pp.[i]-vi,1-186. 8vo, illustrated grey card covers. From the Images of Our Past series. "Drawing upon powerful images and stories ofthe past, John Bo ileau takes readers on a journey through the Eastern Passage region, including Imperoyal, Shearwater, South East Passage, Cow Bay, McNab's Island, Lawlor's Island, and Devil's Island. From fortifications and quarantine sites to aviation bases and even to Bill Lynch's amusement rides and buried treasure, 'Historic Eastern Passage' illuminates the history of the region to the end of the Second World War. Follow Helen Creighton on her search to record folk music and stories, or learn how the air base played a role in the first flight across the Atlantic. With attention to both the special and everyday events, a full picture of what life was once like in Eastern Passage is vividly depicted." - from the rear cover. Chapters: 1. Life in the Passage; 2. Work in the Passage; 3. Defending the Great Harbour: Eastern Passage; 4. Defending the Great Harbour: McNab's Island; 5. Fun Island; 6. Devils and Quarantine; 7. The Tallahassee Incident; 8. Byrd at Baker's Point [Lieutenant Commander Richard E. Byrd, Jr]; 9. Imperial Village; 10. First Lady of Folklore [Helen Creighton]; 11. Home of Naval Aviation. Very good. Signed and inscribed by Boileau on the title page. 20.00

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68 BOND, Edward. Derek and Choruses from After the Assassinations.
Methuen, London, 1983, ISBN:0413547000 
BOND, Edward. Derek and Choruses from After the Assassinations. London : Methuen, (1983). First Edition. Pp [1]-47,(1). 8vo, blue and white stapled card covers. A Methuen paperback original, Theatrescript (Second Series) No.20. “In Derek, published to coincide with the Royal Shakespeare Company's touring production in October 1983, an aristocrat, deemed too stupid even for a career in politics, tricks a working-class genius into swapping brains with him. The text of the play is published here together with the music written by David Shaw-Parker for the original production. Also published inthis volume are selected choruses from After the Assassinations, a play fi rst performed at Essex University Theatre in 1983.” - from page [1]. Corner crease, rubbed, else very good. 25.00

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69 BOUDREAU, Carol (ed.) Our Time To Reminisce
2006, 
BOUDREAU, Carol (ed.). Our Time To Reminisce. [Kentville, N.S.?] : n.pub., n.d. [2006?]. Pp 1-176. Illustrated. 8vo, black comb-bound, illustrated yellow card covers, lettered in black. Compiled by the Grandparents International Senior's Storytelling Circle of the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia. Contents [author (titles)] : Georgina (Jean) Paish (Sticky Fingers / Christmas Memory / One Silly Evening / Sophie / Family Camping Memories); Mary Morine(Gumption, Boldness, Gall? / The "Letter" / Sharing My Faith / Divine Inte rvention / A Valuable Lesson / Just Listening / Spring, Ah! Spring / Newfoundland, Here We Come! / Rebelling Against Injustice); Margot Bishop (untitled); Jo Hogeboom (Two Stoories in One / Our Exercise); Anna Bennett (Winnie/ Friends (a poem) / Clothes (a poem) / Thank You (a poem) / Old Age (a po em) / Making Music); Carol Boudreau (Seasonal Overload / Nosey Turtle / HotDry Summer); Isabel Dominey (Younger Days / My First Bicycle . Cancelled F ashion Show / School Days / Our Chime Choir Tea Party / A Very Memorable Camping Trip); Ida Kane (A Weekend With My Sister / A Day at Atlantic Play Ground / Our Encounter with the Crazy Geese / My Younger Days / Family Outing/ When My Children Were Young / Fundraiser / The Pink Flamingo / A Week wi th Rose); Jane Kroezen (Going to Work with Dad / Working at the BFM / Our Trip to Holland / Embarrassing Moments / Mom's 95th Birthday / Hay on Fire /Guatemala / An Unusual Story); Mary Bent (Driving Can Be Dangerous to Your Health / It's Better the Second Time Around / Life on the Farm / I Didn't Know Squirrels Ate Apples / The Giant Woodpecker / Now You're one of the Boys / The Big A-choo / Watching the Paint Dry / Just Calle Me Killer); Mary Kemp (Growing Up in the Thirties / My Skates / Berry Picking / Collections / Trips to the Zoo With the Grandkids / A Night on the Town); Kathleen Sharp (Easter (poem) / Joseph / The Three Bears / Snowed In / A Poem ' Velentines Day / The Sunshine Club / Mom's & Dad's 25th Wedding Anniversary / Radios / Ladies' Retreats / Neighbours in Windsor - 1963 / A Day in My Eighth Month / Stormy / My Train Trip to Ontario - 1980 / A Winter Walk to the Park / Giddy, Betty & Brewster / 121 Windsor Street and 65 Chebucto Road / Santa's Secretary / Scrapbooks / Winters When I Was a Child / My Trip to Noel with Aunt Jessie / Fire / Our Family Goes Camping / The Coldest Place in NovaScotia / Dad's Lunchtime Surprise); Heather Elliott (Special Mom / How Muc h They Missed / Time Has a Way of Changing Us / Mr. Jacques Store); Lena Miedema (Butterflies and Flowers / The Goat / Go Kart / Beach and Camping); Tina Smit (Vistors / Food? / Family Blessings). Very good. 15.00

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70 BOURNE, Jeremy Seventy Years at Bromsgrove School, 1923-1993
Bromsgrove School Enterprises Ltd., Bromsgrove, 1993, ISBN:0952136228 
BOURNE, Jeremy. Seventy Years at Bromsgrove School, 1923-1993. [Bromsgrove]: (Bromsgrove School Enterprises Ltd., 1993). Pp. (2),iii-vi,1-216,(4). Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated orange card covers with black titles to front and spine. In celebration of the tercentenary of Sir Thomas Cookes's Endowment of 1693. Contents: 1. A Pair of Portraits: Sir Thomas and Lady Mary Windsor; 2. Pastors: The Five Headmasters -- The First Six Housemasters -- Reinforcements under D.J. Walters -- Old Men and New: From D.J. Walterse to L.M.Carey -- A Change of Style: Heads of Houses under J.N.F. Earle -- Four Low er School Heads -- The Housemasters' Ladies; 3. Personalities: Unforgettable Teachers -- Visionary Bursars -- Generous Governors -- Prestigious Pupils; 4. Places: Capital Development and the Question of Money -- Chapel -- Around the Greens -- The Dining Hall -- Houses Old and New -- Modern Expansion-- Sports Facilities For Every Taste -- Tomorrow's Building: The Library; 5. Performances: The Corps -- Music -- Cricket -- Athletics and Runs -- Service for Others -- Parents' Associations -- Expedition Club -- Careers and Classes -- Swimming -- Verse or Worse -- Hockey -- Drama -- Rugby Football;6. Paraphernalia: Slang and Nicknames -- Crime and Punishment -- Adventure s and Escapades -- Ghosts: Real and Unreal -- Uniform and Routine -- Wirelesses and Music Hourse -- Traditions and Texts. Spine slightly discoloured, cocked, else very good. 20.00

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71 BOUZANE, Lillian In the Hands of the Living God. Paperback edition, inscribed.
Turnstone Press, Winnipeg, 1999, ISBN:0888012330 
BOUZANE, Lillian. In the Hands of the Living God : A Novel. (Winnipeg): Turnstone Press, (1999). First Printing. Pp. (4),v-ix,(3),[1]-308. 8vo, ill. grey card covers. Lillian Bouzane is active in the Newfoundland writing community and lives in St. Patrick's, Newfoundland. "In the last decade of the fifteenth century, Venice was the queen city of Europe. For two hundred years her nobles controlled the trade of the East and their galleys brough thewealth up the Grand Canal and transshipped it along the trade routes of Eu rope. From one of those families came the woman Mathye, who married the greatest seaman of them all -- Giovanni Caboto. Mathye is her husband's cartographer, and an accomplished musician. A member of the Venice court, she struggles with her love and loyalty to the man who will betray Venice by sailing for the King of England under the name of John Cabot. The diary and written correspondence of Mathye paint a world filled with art, music, religious life, the social activities of some of Venice's most powerful families, and rumours of intrigue. Mathye writes about her life and travels to Englandand Jerusalem with passion, courage and sharp humour." - from flap. Very g ood. Signed and inscribed by Bouzane on the title page. 12.50

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72 BOUZANE, Lillian. CABOT, John). In the Hands of the Living God. A novel. First Edition.
Turnstone Press, Winnipeg, 1999, ISBN:0888012330 
BOUZANE, Lillian. In the Hands of the Living God : A Novel. (Winnipeg): Turnstone Press, (1999). First Printing. Pp (4),v-ix,(3),[1]-308. 8vo, illustrated grey card covers with french faps, white lettering to front cover and spine. Lillian Bouzane is active in the Newfoundland writing community and lives in St. Patrick's, Newfoundland. "In the last decade of the fifteenth century, Venice was the queen city of Europe. For two hundred years her nobles controlled the trade of the East and their galleys brought the wealth up the Grand Canal and transshipped it along the trade routes of Europe. From one of those families came the woman Mathye, who married the greatest seaman of them alll -- Giovanni Caboto. Mathye is her husband's cartographer, and an accomplished musician. A member of the Venice court, she struggles with her love and loyalty to the man who will betray Venice by sailing for the King of England under the name John Cabot. The diary and written correspondence of Mathye paint a world filled with art, music, religious life, thesocial activities of some of Venice's most powerful families, and rumours of intrigue. Mathye writes about her life and travels to England and Jerusalem with passion, courage and sharp humour." - from the front flap. Gift inscription, else vg. 10.00

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73 BOWEN, John. Methuen Playscript. DUMAS, Alexandre]. HOLMSTROM, John. Corsican Brothers. A play with music in two acts. First Printing, softcover
Methuen & Co. Ltd., London, 1970, ISBN:0416091504 
BOWEN, John. The Corsican Brothers. A play with music in two acts. Based onthe nouvelle by Alexandre Dumas. Lyrics by John Holmstrom and John Bowen. (London: Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1970). First Paperback Printing. Pp. (5),[6]-109,(3). Small 8vo, printed white and black card covers with red and white lettering to front cover, black lettering to white spine. A Methuen Playscript. "John Bowen has taken the theme of this play from a story by Alexandre Dumas. The theme was also used by Dion Boucicault for a nineteenth-century melodrama but Bowen's treatment of it is completely his own. The action alternates between Corsica and Paris when the Romantic Movement is at its height. As the action of the play unfolds, the heroine finds herself torn between the new idea of personal freedom and the traditional notion of honmour: one of the twin heroes is torn between the demands of friendship andthe dictates of romantic passion -- the other between an effort to end the vendetta system and a personal desire for vengeance. In the end, honour, passion and vengeance are all satisfied -- more or less." - from the first leaf. Stamp of Caribbean Book Centre inside front cover, light spotting to top edge,else very good. Due to its small size, shipping costs should be a bit chea per than quoted. 30.00

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74 BOWERING, George Harry's Fragments : A novel of International Puzzlement. First Edition.
Coach House Press, Toronto, 1990, ISBN:0889103879 
BOWERING, George. Harry's Fragments : A novel of International Puzzlement. Toronto: Coach House Press, (1990). First Printing. Pp. (6),7-112. 8vo, printed white card covers with blue titles to front and spine. Spadoni & Donnelly 2525. "Master of lyric verse, of fresh and startling imagery, Governor-General's Award winner George Bowering writes with poise and assurance, lifting language out of the ordinary, transforming speech into a delicate, sonorous music." - from the rear cover. Includes the following poems: "Mountain I Burn", "That Way, in Words", "Barber Chair", "Midnight Lunch", "Motel Age Thoughts", "Brown Globe", "More Dust", "The Bars", "The Bigamist", "The Window", "Open Mind", "Nine Holes", "Among Friends", "Apollo Eleven", "The Cup", "Coltrane & Che", "Health", "Weight", "That Old Testament", "Gun Man", "Little Treatise on Time", "Already Markt", "Making a Virtue of Necessity", "Arrival Time", "I Cant Concentrate", "Losing & Getting, To Be Getting","The Horse", "Apparent", "Frame", "Sit Down", "Building", "Strangers & Fri ends", "Prizren", "Under", "Feet, Not Eyes", "The Ground of Lincoln County", "Even the Public Conveyances Sing", "North Shore, PEI", "Thoughts off theConcrete Isle", "Sea Way", "First Night of Fall, Grosvenor Avenue", "Fall, Again", "Place Names in the Global Village", "Branches", "Smoking Drugs wi th Strangers", "When I", "Stab", "Lines from Hollo", "Fast", "Not Salesmen", "Out", "Indulgence", "Take Me, She Said, Smiling Inwardly", "Chap ter", "Play's a Thing", "Ascension", "Careering", "The Breath, Releast", "The Mysteries", "The Beginning of", "While", "A Man Is No Boat", "Mouths", "Sekhemab & Perabsen", "The Sensible", and "To You & You". Light brown toning to edges, previous owner's name inked to half-title, four characters inked inside rear cover, else very good. Ex-libris Canadian poet Don Domanski (with inked acquisition note at fore-edge of title page). Due to the small size of this book, shipping costs will be cheaper than quoted. 15.00

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75 BOWERING, George In the Flesh. First Edition.
McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 1974, ISBN:0771015984 
BOWERING, George. In the Flesh. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, (1974). First Printing. Pp. (7),8-112. 8vo, printed white card covers with blue titles to front and spine. Spadoni & Donnelly 2525. "Master of lyric verse, of fresh and startling imagery, Governor-General's Award winner George Boweringwrites with poise and assurance, lifting language out of the ordinary, tra nsforming speech into a delicate, sonorous music." - from the rear cover. Includes the following poems: "Mountain I Burn", "That Way, in Words", "Barber Chair", "Midnight Lunch", "Motel Age Thoughts", "Brown Globe", "More Dust", "The Bars", "The Bigamist", "The Window", "Open Mind", "Nine Holes", "Among Friends", "Apollo Eleven", "The Cup", "Coltrane & Che", "Health", "Weight", "That Old Testament", "Gun Man", "Little Treatise on Time", "Already Markt", "Making a Virtue of Necessity", "Arrival Time", "I Cant Concentrate", "Losing & Getting, To Be Getting", "The Horse", "Apparent", "Frame", "Sit Down", "Building", "Strangers & Friends", "Prizren", "Under", "Feet, Not Eyes", "The Ground of Lincoln County", "Even the Public Conveyances Sing", "North Shore, PEI", "Thoughts off the Concrete Isle", "Sea Way", "First Night of Fall, Grosvenor Avenue", "Fall, Again", "Place Names in the Global Village", "Branches", "Smoking Drugs with Strangers", "When I", "Stab", "Lines from Hollo", "Fast", "Not Salesmen", "Out", "Indulgence", "Take Me, She Said, Smiling Inwardly", "Chap ter", "Play's a Thing", "Ascension", "Careering", "The Breath, Releast", "The Mysteries", "The Beginning of", "While", "A Man Is No Boat", "Mouths", "Sekhemab & Perabsen", "The Sensible", and "ToYou & You". Light brown toning to edges, previous owner's name inked to ha lf-title, four characters inked inside rear cover, else very good. Ex-libris Canadian poet Don Domanski (with inked acquisition note at fore-edge of title page). Due to the small size of this book, shipping costs will be cheaper than quoted. 15.00

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76 BOWERING, George Urban Snow. First Edition.
Talonbooks, Vancouver, 1992, ISBN:088922305x 
BOWERING, George. Urban Snow. Vancouver: Talonbooks, (January 1992). First Printing. Pp. (6),7-111,(1). 8vo, illustated white and grey card covers with green lettering to front cover, black lettering to spine. Includes the following poems: "Urban Snow", "Who Cares", "Unser Karl", "Silver in the Silver Sun", "Canada Puzzle", "Leaves Flipping", "Late Goddess", "Acute", "DearDavid McFadden", "An Epithalian Draft for Bev & Dwight", "Twenty", "No Mee ting", "First Born", "Jodine", "Here in Attachment", "Death", "Endless Vees", "Found in the Endpapers of a Larry Eigner Book", "Grizzle Boy", "Fall Notes", "My Family's all in Bed", "The Drift", "Berlin", "On the Picadilly Tube", "Circle Line Hokku", "Music in the Park", "Paulette Jiles and others","Yards", "Marilyn", and "The Great Grandchildren of Bill Bissett's Mice". Very good. Due to its small size, shipping costs should be a bit cheaper than quoted. 12.50

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77 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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Up and Down the Merrimac : A Vacation Trip, BOYD, Pliny Steele.
78 BOYD, Pliny Steele. Up and Down the Merrimac : A Vacation Trip
D.E. Lothrop Company, Boston, 1890, 
BOYD, Pliny Steele. Up and Down the Merrimac : A Vacation Trip. Boston : D.E. Lothrop Company, (copyright 1879). Pp [i]-vi,7-185,(4,ads),(3), frontispiece. 8vo, pictorial grey cloth, gilt panel to spine.

Toy 1314: "A rambling, facetious, descriptive and highly embroidered account of a rowing, towing, and sailing voyage in a dory up the Merrimac from Newburyport to Passaconaway Island, of camping there, and of the voyage home.".

New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

“And to gratify the gypsy, as well as to enjoy the luxury of discovery, and the fascination of peril, we took for our vacation trip a row and sail up the Merrimac – myself and two boys.” (p. 9).

Contents :
1. Preliminary.
2. The Start.
3. Rowing with the Tide.
4. A Thunder-Storm. 5. The Broken Oar. 6. Our First Sunday.
7. Onward and Upward.
8. Rowing Up Stairs.
9. Passaconaway Island.
10. Looking Toward Sunrise.
11. Solitude and Society.
12. Homeward Bound.
13. A Pinch of Salt.
14. The New Earth.
15. One Last Sunday.
16. Music in the Air.
17. Home Again.

Slightly cocked, spine ends and corners worn, bubbling to cloth, margins of leaves browned, gift inscription (dated 1892), else good. 50.00


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79 BRAINARD'S SONS CO. Brainard's Ragtime Collection, Being a Collection of Characteristic Two-Steps, Cake Walks, Plantation Dances, Etc.
S. Brainard's Sons Co, New York / Chicago, 1899, 
(BRAINARD'S SONS CO.). Brainard's Ragtime Collection, Being a Collection ofCharacteristic Two-Steps, Cake Walks, Plantation Dances, Etc. New York / C hicago : The S. Brainard's Sons Co., 1899. Pp (2),[1]-96,(2). 4to, illustrated green card covers, black cloth tape spine. S. Brainard's Sons was Cleveland's leading 19th-century musical-instrument dealer and music publisher. Silas Brainard founded the company in 1836 and opened a piano store in the American House hotel on Superior Ave., selling Chickering pianos shipped from the factory in Boston. In the 1870s and 1880s, Brainard's published vocal and instrumental music, songbooks, and especially political and patrioticsongs. In 1878 S. Brainard's Sons established an office in Chicago; the co mpany left Cleveland altogether in 1889, moved to Chicago, and continued topublish Brainard's Musical World until 1895. Tears to bottom inch of spine , covers very worn, torn, chipped, and detached, previous owner's name and address (dated 1907), else a poor copy overall. As is. 70.00

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80 BRANDER, Michael. Scottish Highlanders and their Regiments. First Edition in dustjacket.
Seeley, Service & Co. Ltd., London, 1971, ISBN:0854220127 
BRANDER, Michael. The Scottish Highlanders and their Regiments. London : Seeley, Service & Co. Ltd., (1971). First Printing. Pp. (4),5-224, + 16 p. ofblack and white plates. Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth with gilt lettering t o spine. "The Scottish nation ceased to exist on 26 April, 1746, after a long and bloody persecution. That sad day saw the clan system broken for everas, tired, hungry, dispirited and ill-led, the great clans died before the muskets of Cumberland's army at Culloden. Yet had they but known the atroc ities that were to follow in the wake of the Army, they would cheerfully have turned again to the bayonets of the Redcoats. For forty-seven years after the battle the Highlanders suffered the indignities of a wandering race. Hanged for no reason, imprisoned and deported without trial, their music, weapons and dress forbidden on pain of death, the ancient culture crumbled and fell, and left the Highlands open for the tourist, the opportunist and the sheep. And yet, in the Highland regiments, we have a remarkable paradox,and the true proof of the effectiveness of the clan system. Bound on his s tainless honour to his regiment, the Highlander watched th destruction of his proud race by the barbarous and bigoted people he served, and yet continued to fight and die for causes not his own. Britain was the richer. As Michael Brander has so ably shown, it was in these same regiments that the Highland customs and manners survived, aided by few -- a very few -- compassionate and understanding people. And though the average tourist in Scotland may know of the Thin Red Line, and the Gordons' charge at Waterloo, and may have had a sticker in his car urging that the Argylls be saved, never let him stand by Rannoch and look down into Glencoe, and wonder why the glens are empty." - from the dustjacket. Contents: 1. Formation; 2. Dress; 3. Recruiting; 4. Character and Discipline; 5. Religion and Sobriety; 6. Mutinies; 7. Pipes and Pipers; 8. Ships and Shipwrecks (pp. 95-105); 9. Medical and Surgical; 10. Second Sight; 11. Wives and Camp Followers; 12. Remarkable Characters; 13. Exceptional Battles; 14. In North America (pp. 161-172, with afew Nova Scotia references); 15. In the Near and Far East; 16. In Europe, Portugal and Spain. Appendices: A. The Cardwell Reforms and Effects; B. TheHighland Regiments; C. The Fencible Regiments. With bibliography and index . Name inked to flyleaf, else very good in price-clipped dustjacket. 40.00

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