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1 CONNOR, Ralph GORDON, Charles William Arm of Gold.
McClelland & Stewart, Toronto , 1932, 
CONNOR, Ralph. The Arm of Gold. Toronto : McClelland & Stewart, Limited, Publishers, (1932). Pp (6),1-314. 8vo, orange cloth, black lettering to frontboard and spine, top edge dyed orange. Watters p.297, Spadoni & Donnelly 1 061, Tennyson, Cape Bretoniana 4960. “The scene of his latest novel is Ravanoolish, a lovely Cape Breton village, clinging to the hillsides that run down to the Bras d'Or. Four hours away, the great smokestacks from coal pitsand steel-furnaces, roll their sooty clouds to blacken the clean blue of h eaven. Between these two extremes flow the rivers of the actors in the drama. Here religion and scepticism, the sweet culture of gentle souls and the fierce ruthlessness of modern commerce, materialism and idealism, pure loveand hideous lust, mingle and work out their various destinies.” - from the dj. Slightly cocked, spine and margins faded, minor spotting to spine, pen ned initials dated 1932, foxing to edges, else good in rubbed, spine chipped and torn, gold-coloured dustjacket illustrated in green and black. As is.30.00

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2 CONNOR, Ralph GORDON, Charles William Formac Fiction Treasures LENNOX, John Arm of Gold. Formac reprint.
Formac Publishing Company Limited, Halifax, 2007, ISBN:0887807291 
CONNOR, Ralph. The Arm of Gold. Introduction by John Lennox. Halifax : Formac Publishing Company Limited, (2007). Pp (4),v,-xvi,314,(6). 8vo, art-illustrated cardcovers. See Tennyson, Cape Bretoniana 4960. In the Formac Fiction Treasures series. Rev. Dr. Charles William Gordon, or Ralph Connor, (b. September 13, 1860, Glengarry County, Canada West – d. October 31, 1937, Winnipeg, Manitoba) was a Canadian novelist, using the Connor pen name while maintaining his status as a Church leader, first in the Presbyterian and later the United Church in Canada. "Romance, cultural clashes and financial ruin on the idyllic Bras d'Or Lakes, Cape Breton" - - from the front cover. “The Arm of Gold is set in a fictional community [Ravanoke] on the Bras d'Or Lakes in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia in the 1920s. When some affluent American visitors come for a fishing holiday, their lives become intertwined withthe local residents they encounter. Free-enterprising Americans find thems elves dependent on self-sufficient but open-minded Cape bretoners. This novel explores the social, cultural and religious issues facing the community in the dynamic 1920s when modernization reached deep into small Cape Bretoncommunities.” - from the rear cover. Very good. 12.00

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3 GORDON, Charles Canada Trip. 1st in dj
McClelland & Stewart, 1997, ISBN:0771033893 
GORDON, Charles. The Canada Trip. (Tor.) : M&S, (1997). First Printing. Pp (6),1-346. Maps. 8vo, blue cloth. Chapters of Newfoundland interest : 4. The Bottom Half of Newfoundland; 5. Another Beginning in Newfoundland. Vg-fine in dj. 20.00

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4 FORBES, Archibald GORDON, Charles George Chinese Gordon : A Succinct Record of His Life
John B. Alden, Publisher, New York, 1884, 
FORBES, Archibald. Chinese Gordon : A Succinct Record of His Life. New York: John B. Alden, Publisher, 1884. Pp (8),[7]-215,(5), frontispiece portrai t. 8vo, green cloth, gilt lettering and dragon to front board, gilt lettering to spine. Contents : 1. Early Days, and the Crimea. 2. Chinese Gordon inChina. 3. Gravesend and the Equator. 4. Governor-General of the Soudan. 5. India, China, and the Cape. 6. British Plenipotentiary in the Soudan. Majo r-General Charles George Gordon (1833 – 1885), also known as Chinese Gordon, Gordon Pasha, and Gordon of Khartoum, was a British army officer and administrator. Covers soiled and with some dampstaining, penned name and address, else good. 25.00

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5 WILSON, Andrew. GORDON, Charles George. Ever-Victorious Army : A History of the Chinese Campaign under Lt-Col C.G. Gordon, CB, RE, and of the Suppression of the Tai-Ping Rebellion. First thus in dustjacket.
Greenhill Books / Presidio Press, London / California, 1991, ISBN:1853670898 
WILSON, Andrew. "The Ever-Victorious Army" : A History of the Chinese Campaign under Lt-Col C.G. Gordon, CB, RE, and of the Suppression of the Tai-Ping Rebellion. London and (Novato,) California : Greenhill Books and PresidioPress, (1991). First thus printing. A facsimile of the 1868 William Blackw ood and Sons edition. Pp. (6),[v]-xxxii,(20) of illustrations,[1]-395,(1). Illustrated. 8vo, black cloth with black lettered gilt title block to spine. "Major-General Charles Gordon, who was to die at Khartoum at the hands ofthe followers of the Mahdi, had sky-rocketed to public acclaim twenty year s earlier in China, where he had acquired the nickname by which he was henceforth to be known: 'Chinese' Gordon. Here, Gordon proved his outstanding skill as a commander as well as displaying the personal gallantry and disregard of danger in the cause of duty that was to lead to tragedy at Khartoum.War between China and Britain in alliance with France had broken out once more in 1860, and was concluded in October that year after the burning of the Summer Palace in reprisal for Chinese atrocities wreaked on British envoys. But other troubles had been brewing for the Chinese imperial governmentin the form of the growing threat from the Tai-ping rebels, followers of t he self proclaimed divine monarch Hung Sewtsuen, who were led by his deputies the Wangs. In 1863 Major Gordon, who had won acclaim in China since 1860, was put in command of the Ever Victorious Army, as the Chinese had so splendidly named it; this Anglo-Chinese army had had its origins in an irregular force raised by two American adventurers in defence of Shanghai in 1860.The key to the defeat of the Tai-pings was their stronghold Soo-chow, and Gordon planned a masterly campaign, fighting over thirty actions, which succeeded in its capture and the suppression of the rebellion. Andrew Wilson in this splendidly comprehensive study of the rise and fall of the Tai-pings, the involvement of the British from 1859 onwards, and the troubles that beset the Chinese after the dissolution of the Ever Victorious Army, relatesin gripping detail not only the reverses and successes of each stage of th e campaign against this unusual enemy, but the additional problems Gordon was faced with, the role of the swashbuckling American adventurers, the treachery of the Chinese governors in murdering the Wangs after Gordon had promised their safety and what happened thereafter. This is a unique study of the only campaign in which Gordon commanded an army in the field, one which,unlike Sudan, was completely successful and set the crown on his reputatio n." - from the dustjacket. Very good in dustjacket. 40.00

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6 GORDON, Charles Governor General's Bunny Hop. First Edition in dustjacket
Macmillan of Canada, Toronto, 1985, ISBN:077159688x 
GORDON, Charles. The Governor General's Bunny Hop & Other Reports from the Nation's Capital. Toronto : Macmillan of Canada, (1985). First Edition. Pp (7),2-170. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "In this delightful book, Charles Gordon dares to cast a satirical eye on an Ottawa of the near future. He portrays a town where today's trends have been carried to their logical, if ridiculous, conclusion: words have been eliminated as a form of communication; city-dwellers walow in over-regulation by an over-protectivegovernment; anyting not nailed down is sold for tourist dollars; governmen t agencies and interest groups are so busy co-ordinating their activities that they have no time for the activities; and the media travel only in dangerous packs." (from the dj). Contents :Part One - The Glorious Twelfth. 1. Not a holiday for everybody. 2. Interface of the button. 3. The DM's toughest case. 4. There's a place for us. 5. Where the ADM learned his French. Part Two - One of Our Agencies is Missing. 6. Spring hopes eternal. 7. How the lost newsman got his name. 8. Government scandal could shake Metro. 9. The gathering scrum. 10. I was just coming to that, Mr. Speaker. Part Three -A Charter of Rites of Spring. 11. A comprehensive dog excretement policy. 12. Fear and loathing over the barber shop. 13. Full on the hill. 14. Vox pop. 15. Wrestling night. 16. At the hop. Part Four - The Identity Biz. 17. Day Canada jour. 18. Somebody turn off the North-West Rebellion!. 19. Second serves of the rich and famous. 20. The Corey & Hodges inside Ottawa report. 21. Leopards are not, strictly speaking, Canadian. Epilogue: Towards a flying Beave. Appendix A. Glossary of Terms. Very good in dustjacket. 16.00

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7 SINGER, Charles, [et al.], (eds.) HADFIELD, Charles SKELTON, R.A. NASH, Gordon History of Technology. Volume 4. The Industrial Revolution c. 1750-c. 1850.First Edition in dustjacket.
Oxford University Press, New York and London, 1958, 
SINGER, Charles, [et al.], (eds.). A History of Technology. Volume IV. The Industrial Revolution c. 1750-c. 1850. New York and London : Oxford University Press, 1958. First Edition. Pp 6),[v]-xxxiii,(1),[1]-728, frontispiece + plates 1-48. Illustrations, maps in text. Large 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Of nautical interest: Chapter 19 "Ship-Building"' (pp.574-595) by Gordon Naish, with a special half-page section for the Lloyd's Register; Chapter 20 "Cartography" (pp.596-628) by R.A. Skelton with its Section V "Hydrography and Oceanography" (pp.615-620); Chapter 21 "Dredging" (pp.629-643) by G. Doorman; Chapter 6 "The Steam-Engine to 1830" by H.W. Dickinson (pp.168-198); "Fish Preservation" (pp.44-54) by C.L. Cutting, with "A Note on Whaling" (pp.55-63) by L. Harrison Matthews; Chapter 18, Part I "Canals: Inland Waterways outside Britian" (pp.548-562) by Roger Pilkington; Chapter 18, Part II "Canals: Inland Waterways of the British Isles" (pp.563-573) by Charles Hadfield. Full Contents : PART I. PRIMARY PRODUCTION. 1 PARTI AGRICULTURE: FARM IMPLEMENTS (by Olga Beaumont and J. W. Y. Higs). 1 PAR T II AGRICULTURE: TECHNIQUES OF FARMINGG (by E. Fussell). 2. ISH PRESERVATION (by C. L. Cutting), with A NOTE ON WHALING (by L. Harrison Matthews). 3 METAL AND COAL MINING, 1750-1875 (by J. A. S. Ritson). 4 PART I EXTRACTION AND PRODUCTION OF METALS: IRON AND STEEL (by H. R. Schubert). 4 PART II EXTRACTION AND PRODUCTION OF METALS: NON-FERROUS METALS (by F. W. Gibbs). PARTII. FORMS OF ENERGY. 5 POWER TO 1850 (by R. J. Forbes). 6 THE STEAM-ENGINE TO 1830 (by H. W. Dickinson). 7 WATERMILLS c 1500-c 1850 (by A. Stowers). PART III. MANUFACTURE. 8 PART I THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY: DEVELOPMENTS IN CHEMICAL THEORY AND PRACTICE (by E. J. Holmyard). 8 PART II THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY: INTERACTION WITH THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION (by A. and N. L. Clow). 9 GAS FOR LIGHT AND HEAT (by Sir Arthur Elton). 10 PART I THE TEXTILE INDUSTRY:MACHINERY FOR COTTON, FLAX, WOOL, 1760-1850 (by Julia de L. Mann). 10 PART II THE TEXTILE INDUSTRY: SILK PRODUCTION AND MANUFACTURE, 1750-1900 (by W. English). 11 CERAMICS FROM THE FIFTEENTH CENTURY TO THE RISE OF THE STAFFO RDSHIRE POTTERIES (by A. and N. L. Clow). 12 GLASS (by L. M. Angus-Butterworth). 13 PRECISION MECHANICS (by Maurice Daumas). 14 MACHINE-TOOLS (by K. R. Gilbert). PART IV. STATIC ENGINEERING. 15 BUILDING AND CIVIL ENGINEERING CONSTRUCTION (by S. B. Hamilton). 16 PART I SANITARY ENGINEERING: WATER-SUPPLY (by J. Kennard). 16 PART II SANITARY ENGINEERING: SANITATION (by J. Rawlinson). PART V. COMMUNICATIONS. 17 ROADS TO c 1900 (by R. J. Forbes). 18 PART I CANALS: INLAND WATERWAYS OUTSIDE BRITAIN (by Roger Pilkington). PART II CANALS: INLAND WATERWAYS OF THE BRITISH ISLES (by Charles Hadfield). 19 SHIP-BUILDING (by George Naish). 20 CARTOGRAPHY (by R. A. Skelton). 21 DREDGING (by G. Doorman). 22 TELEGRAPHY (by G. R. M. Garratt). PART VI. SCIENTIFIC BASIS OF TECHNOLOGY. 23 THE BEGINNINGS OF THE CHANGE FROM CRAFT MYSTERYTO SCIENCE AS A BASIS FOR TECHNOLOGY (by A. R. J. P. Ubbelohde). Very good in browned and rubbed dustjacket. 40.00

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8 TAYLOR, Gordon Charles, Prince of Wales Lewin London's Navy
Quiller Press, 1983, 
TAYLOR, Gordon. London's Navy : A Story of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Foreword by H.R.H. the Prince of Wales. (L): Quiller Press, (1983). Pp 176 + 4 p of colour plates. Many illustrations in the text. 8vo, blue cloth. "At Trafalgar about 22% of the crew of Nelson's Victory were volunteers. In 1945, the R.N.V.R., boosted by many wartime volunteers, was providing no less than 88% of all the commissioned officers then serving in the Royal Navy. At its peak, R.N.V.R. officers and men from ordinary seaman to Commodore, served in almost every ship and shore base, numbering 48,000 officers and 5,000 men." - dj. Chapters : 1. The Volunteer Heritage (before 1903); 2. 'The Blackfriars Buccaneers' (1903-1914); 3. Called to Arms (1914-1918); 4. The Fragile Peace (1921-1939); 5. 'Down to the Sea in Ships' (1939-1945); 6. Old Hands : New Navy (1946-1970); 7. Stop-Go Years (1970-1983). With appendices, notes and index. Preface by Admiral of the Fleet, the Lord Lewin of Greenwich. Vg in price-clipped dj. 60.00

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9 CONNOR, Ralph GORDON, Charles Williams, Rev.) Major. First Canadian Edition, Signed
1917, 
CONNOR, Ralph. The Major. Toronto: McClelland, Goodchild, and Stewart / NewYork : George H. Doran Company, (1917). First Canadian Edition. Pp. (4),v- vii,(3),11-383, frontispiece + 5 leaves of plates. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to front & spine, raised figure of the Major on front board. Vincent, Ralph Connor: 2 : A Bibliography of the Fiction (Titles C-M) CO-Q03.000;Watters p. 298, Rhodenizer p. 730, Spadoni & Donnelly 288. Rev. Dr. Charle s William Gordon, or Ralph Connor, (b. September 13, 1860, Glengarry County, Canada West – d. October 31, 1937, Winnipeg, Manitoba) was a Canadian novelist, using the Connor pen name while maintaining his status as a Church leader, first in the Presbyterian and later the United Church in Canada. Inscribed on flyleaf in ink and signed both using the author's real name Charles William Gordon, and his pen name and dated Xmas '17. The lower corner ofone leaf torn out (pp.15-16) affecting 16 lines of text on each of the two pages, else very good. 40.00.

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10 ROBINSON, F.A. CONNOR, Ralph, intro. GORDON, Charles W., Rev., intro. Mastered Men. in dj.
McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 1922, 
ROBINSON, F.A. Mastered Men. With an introduction by the Rev. Charles W. Gordon (Ralph Connor). Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1922. Pp. [i]-vii,(3),11-256. 8vo, blue cloth with dark blue lettering and borders to front and spine. Spadoni & Donnelly 675. Front board slightly bowed, some edgewear, occasional pencilling, else vg in rubbed, chipped, spotted, stickered dj. With "Department of Evangelism" stamp to bottom edge of ffep. 45.00

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11 McCARRY, Charles National Geographic 147:3 GAHAN, Gordon W., photo Nova Scotia, the Magnificent Anchorage. no map
1975, 
McCARRY, Charles. "Nova Scotia, the Magnificent Anchorage." An article in The National Geographic Magazine, Volume 147, No.3, March 1975. Pp 334-363, with 25 photos. Vg, without accompanying map of Maine & Maritme Provinces. For the issue. 7.50

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12 LENCH, Charles BRADLEY, Gordon, addendum CUFF, Harry, preface Story of Methodism in Bonavista. Cuff pbk
Harry Cuff Publications Limited, St. John's, NF, 1985, ISBN:0919095712 
LENCH, Charles. The Story of Methodism in Bonavista. St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada : Harry Cuff Publications Limited, 1985. First Cuff Printing. Pp(10),[7]-214. Illustrated. 8vo (140 x 214 mm), pink cardcovers, with black lettering to front & spine. Original edition O'Dea 1688, Morley pp.59-60, Watters p.804, Rhodenizer p.362. For Lench (1859-1931) see ENL III:279-280,DNLB p.198. Full original title : The Story of Methodism in Bonavista and the Settlements Visited by the Early Preachers, including the Early Historyand Fisheries, the French Raids, the Economic and Social Conditions, the C all for the Methodist Missionary, the Religious Awakenings, Some Proofs that Methodism has justifed her Existence. Rev. Charles Lench (b. May 8, 1859,near Dudley, Staffordshire, England - d. February 13, 1931, Brigus, Newfou ndland). For Lench see ENL III:279-280, DNLB p.198. Foreword, dated Oct. 31, 1918 1. Early History of the Town and Subsequent Developments; 2. Better Days and Improved Conditions; 3. Some Other Matters concerning the Town; 4.Religious Privileges of the Early Settlers; 5. Interval of Waiting for a M issionary; 6. God Buries His Workmen but Carries on His Work; 7. Friends and Well-Wishers of Methodism; 8. Other Friends, Well-Wishers and Adherents; 9. Persecutions and Spiritual Prosperity; 10. Makers of Bonavista Methodism; 11. Makers of Bonavista Methodism (Continued); 12. Makers of Bonavista Methodism (Continued); 13. Makers of Bonavista Methodism (Continued); 14. OurContemporaries and Co-Workers; 15. Where the Methodists Worshipped; 16. Th e Boys Who Have Made Good; 17. Bonavista's Contribution to Britain's Struggle [on the First World War]; 18. Other Appointments - Elliston; 19. Catalina, Newman's Cove, Tickle Cove; 20. Greenspond Circuit; 21. Musgrave Harbor and Flat Island Missions; 22. Wesleyville and Newtown Circuits; 23. Trinity, Fogo, Carmanville, Horwood and Change Islands; 24. A Review and Parting Word. Preface by Harry Cuff. Addendum by Gordon Bradley : "Differences between First and Second Printings of The Story of Methodism in Bonavista" (pp.207-214) a detailed desription of textual and illustrational changes. Preface by Harry Cuff. Out of print. Very good. 50.00

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