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The Hockey Handbook
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The Hockey Handbook

By Percival, Lloyd [Signed]

Toronto: The Copp Clark Co. Limited. Hardcover. Signed and generically inscribed by Lloyd Percival [1913-1974] upon front free endpaper. A rare first edition copy of this, the first comprehensive compilation of authoritative details of playing and coaching the fastest game on ice. The product of nearly six years of research with thousands of players and coaches of all levels. x, 320 pages. Index. Black and white diagrams and photos of NHL stars of the day. Very heavy wear to publisher's pale green cloth. Contents moderately toned with age. Prior owner signatures upon front free endpaper. Narrow opening in binding at title page. Backstrip half missing with balance dangling. Despite its condition, a very special copy of this internationally acclaimed hockey classic. Thom p.29. . Fair. 1951. First Edition.

$2500.00

The Hockey Handbook - Revised Edition
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The Hockey Handbook - Revised Edition

By Percival, Lloyd

USA: A.S. Barnes and Company. Hardcover. x, 322 pages. Index. Occasional black and white diagrams and reproductions of photos. "The first really comprehensive book ever written about ice hockey. Deals with every aspect of the game for player, coach, and spectator. The product of over six years of research, experts studied hundreds of hockey games and questioned thousands of coaches and players in every country where hockey is played." - dust jacket. Book clean and unmarked with moderate lean to spine. Binding intact. Heavy wear to dust jacket which is now preserved in archival-grade Brodart. A sound vintage copy of this classic hockey handbook. Thom p.29. . Good. 1961. Revised Edition.

$295.00

O'Brien, From Water Boy to One Million A Year
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O'Brien, From Water Boy to One Million A Year

By Young, Scott & Astrid

Toronto: Ryerson Press. Hardcover. B000GLEOQY 249 pages. Index. Black and white photographic plates. Biography of Michael John O'Brien, railway builder, industrialist, philanthropist, and founder of the town of Renfrew, Ontario. He "quit school to work at the age of fourteen carrying water to railroad builders. Before he was nineteen he was sub-contracting for railroad work. When the forerunner of the Canadian National Railways was being laid across Canada, he built more of it than any other man. Further, O'Brien and his son Ambrose played a part in founding the Montreal Canadiens hockey team. (This book is) a valuable addition to Canadiana, especially in the fields of popular financial and social history." - dust jacket. Appears to be signed and inscribed by one Barry (?) O'Brien, presumably a descendant of the subject, upon front free endpaper. Light wear to publisher's attractive jade cloth adorned with gilt. Tight and square. Ball pen marginalia and underlining on many pages and dust jacket flaps. Above-average wear to dust jacket now preserved in glossy new archival-grade Brodart. A worthy vintage copy of this fascinating and important Canadian life story. . Good. 1967. First Edition.

$179.95

The Hockey Handbook
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The Hockey Handbook

By Percival, Lloyd

Canada: The Copp Clark Co. Limited. Hardcover. 322 pages. Index. Nostalgic black and white photos of NHL stars. Diagrams. "For nearly six years every possible effort was put forth to compile authentic information that would make possible a really complete instruction guide." - Foreword. Chapters include: Skating; Scoring Goals; Carrying the Puck; Offensive Strategy and Tactics; Defensive Strategy and Tactics; Goalkeeping; Practice Organization and Coaching Technique; Training. This 1957 copy is a revised edition of the 1951 first edition. Prior owner's name stroked out atop front free endpaper. Binding sound. Average wear and soiling to publisher's yellow cloth. Dust jacket not included. A sound and early copy of this classic hockey reference. Thom p.29. . Good. 1957. Revised Edition.

$195.00

The Hockey Handbook
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The Hockey Handbook

By Percival, Lloyd

Toronto: The Copp Clark Co. Limited. Hardcover. A rare first edition copy of this, the first comprehensive compilation of authoritative details of playing and coaching the fastest game on ice. The product of nearly six years of research with thousands of Canadian players and coaches of all levels. x, 320 pages. Index. Black and white diagrams and photos of NHL stars of the day. Unmarked with average wear. Binding intact. Short openings at top of backstrip. A sound copy of this internationally recognized hockey classic. Thom p.29. . Good. 1951. First Edition.

$950.00

The Hockey Handbook
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The Hockey Handbook

By Percival, Lloyd

USA: A.S. Barnes and Company, Inc.. Hardcover. 0498088464 x, 322 pages. Index. "The first really comprehensive book ever written about ice hockey. Intended as much for ready reference as for detailed study, it deals with every aspect of the game for player, coach and spectator. Containing numerous diagrams and photos, this work represents a major contribution to the literature of sports." - dust jacket. This copy a 1972 reprint of the 1960 revised edition. Prior owner's name inside front board otherwise book unmarked with moderate wear. Binding tight. Somewhat above-average wear to price-clipped dust jacket which bears prior owner's name atop front panel and is now preserved in archival-grade Brodart. A sound vintage copy of this world-renowned ice hockey guide. Thom p.29. . Good. 1972. Revised Edition.

$495.00

Grapes: A vintage view of hockey
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Grapes: A vintage view of hockey

By Cherry, Don

Canada: Prentice-Hall Canada. Hardcover. 013363499X Signed and inscribed by the iconic Don Cherry upon front free endpaper. 218 pages. Reproductions of black and white photos. Biography of the star of Hockey Night in Canada's "Coach's Corner". "Only once in a generation is a sport graced by a personality who distils the essences of humour, pathos, and unrefined honesty to a perfect blend. Such a character is Don Cherry or Grapes as he became known to both friend and foe. Logging hundreds of thousands of miles as a minor leaguer, he played everywhere from Springfueld to Spokane and, somewhere in between, managed to squeeze in one game in the NHL." - dust jacket. Cherry ranked #7 in a 2004 CBC ranking of the top ten Canadians of all time. Book tight, clean and unmarked with average wear. Light wear to dust jacket which is now preserved in archival-grade Brodart. . Good. 1982. First Printing.

$495.00

The Patricks: Hockey's Royal Family
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The Patricks: Hockey's Royal Family

By Whitehead, Eric

USA: Doubleday. Hardcover. 0385156626 viii, 280 pages. Index. Black and white reproductions of archival photos. "Covering three generations of hockey heroes, this is a fascinating history of the sport, and of its royal family." - dust jacket. Prior owner's name atop front free endpaper, otherwise book clean and unmarked with moderate wear. Above-average wear to price-clipped dust jacket which is now preserved in archival-grade Brodart. A sound copy of this important hockey history. . Very Good. 1980. First Edition.

$295.00

Don Cherry's Hockey Stories and Stuff
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Don Cherry's Hockey Stories and Stuff

By Cherry, Don

Canada: Doubleday Canada. Hardcover. 0385666748 Signed and generically inscribed by Don Cherry across from title page. 231, [3] pages. Index. Many great colour photos of 'Grapes' and famous NHL personalities. "Here are Don Cherry's favourite stories from his career in hockey. And you can imagine the stories he has to tell." - dust jacket. Cherry ranked #7 in a 2004 CBC ranking of the top ten Canadians of all time. Book and dust jacket both clean, bright and unmarked with light wear. Dust jacket now preserved in archival-grade Brodart. A nice copy. . Very Good. 2008. First Printing.

$295.00

Peterborough and the Ontario Hockey Association, 1891-1940 : A Hockey Compendium: A Capsule Overview of Peterborough and the OHA: Plus the Origins of Hockey, Equipment and Other True Stories
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Peterborough and the Ontario Hockey Association, 1891-1940 : A Hockey Compendium: A Capsule Overview of Peterborough and the OHA: Plus the Origins of Hockey, Equipment and Other True Stories

By Reid, M H Lefty

Canada: F. P. Comrie Publications. Paperback. 0920439101 viii, 184 pages. Profusely illustrated with black and white reproductions of archival photos. "I have attempted to give a general overview of hockey in Peterborough and environs, in general, and of the OHA involvement in particular, over the organization's first 50 years." - Prologue. Author was former Director and Curator of the Hockey Hall of Fame & Museum. Clean and unmarked with moderate wear. A sound copy of this well-researched work which is sure to be of great interest to hockey fans in the Peterborough area. . Good. 1997. First Edition.

$99.95

The Ontario Hockey Association [O.H.A.] Constitution, Regulations, and Rules of Competition, as Amended November 20, 1937: List of Official Referees, List of Clubs and the Addresses of Secretaries, Season 1937-8 [1937 - 1938]
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The Ontario Hockey Association [O.H.A.] Constitution, Regulations, and Rules of Competition, as Amended November 20, 1937: List of Official Referees, List of Clubs and the Addresses of Secretaries, Season 1937-8 [1937 - 1938]

By Schlegel, A.H.

Toronto: Ontario Hockey Association [OHA / O.H.A.] / The Soole Printing Company. Paperback. 80 pages. Seventeen one-page black and white reproductions of photos of league officials including League President A.H. Schlegel, John Ross Robertson [in memoriam], George S. Dudley [Past President], and many others. Includes a review of O.H.A. year, 1936-37. Average wear. Binding intact. Writing atop orange front cover and on first blank leaf, with marginal markings to three pages. A sound copy of this wonderful and very informative memento of prewar Ontario hockey. . Good. 1938. First Edition.

$199.95

The Vancouver Canucks story
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The Vancouver Canucks story

By Boyd, Denny

Canada: McGraw-Hill Ryerson. Hardcover. 0070776318 139 pages. Black and white reproductions of photos. "The unexpurgated story of the Vancouver Canucks, from the first fruitless attempts to gain an NHL franchise, to the mixed fortunes of the team on the ice. Above it all is a story of behind-the-scenes frustrations and achievements and hilarious hockey escapades." - dust jacket. Unmarked with moderate wear. Dust jacket now preserved in glossy new archival-grade Brodart. A quality copy of this early history of our beloved Canuckleheads. . Good. 1973. First Edition.

$49.95

Maclean's, Canada's National Magazine, November (Nov.) 15, 1937 - Motor Shows in Toronto and Montreal / N.H.L. President Frank Calder
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Maclean's, Canada's National Magazine, November (Nov.) 15, 1937 - Motor Shows in Toronto and Montreal / N.H.L. President Frank Calder

By Richardson, Clark; McCullough, John W.S.; Schisgall, Oscar; Cowan, James; al, et

Toronto: The Maclean Publishing Company, Limited. Single Issue Magazine. Features: Sensational colour-photo ad for red International crawlers inside front cover; Secret Reef (fiction); The Facts about "Infantile Paralysis" - Panic, Publicity and "Polio" - article with photo of patients in iron lungs; Man of Action (fiction); Informative four-page photo feature illustrates all the jobs created by Canada's auto industry; A Show is Built - Canada's National Motor Show in Toronto, and J.L. Stewart, its mastermind; The Red Lake (Ontario) Marines - Gread photo-illustrated article explains how freight is delivered to this isolated mining community by marine railway and winter tractor; The Fur Masters (fiction); Seal Hunter - Captain Abraham Kean brought a million pelts from the Arctic icefields; Frank Calder - Hockey's Biggest Asset; Just So, Jitsu (fiction); Nice half-page illustrated ad for the Honderich Furniture Co. of Milverton, Ontario; Wonderful two-colour, two-page ad for the 1938 Chevrolet (yellow); Excellent two-colour, one-page ad for the 1938 Oldsmobile (red); Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) ad features champion cocker spaniel 'Max', owned by Mrs. Paul Armstrong of Montreal; Crossword completed in pencil. Please note: this copy missing pages 1-6, 33-44, and 53-54. Covers and pages 71-76 loose but present. Above-average wear. A worthy copy of this incomplete but hard-to-find issue. . Fair. 1937. First Edition.

$129.95

Maclean's, Canada's National Magazine, April (Apr.) 15, 1935, Vol. 48, No. 8 - Norwegians Develop Bella Coola, B.C. / N.H.L. All-Stars
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Maclean's, Canada's National Magazine, April (Apr.) 15, 1935, Vol. 48, No. 8 - Norwegians Develop Bella Coola, B.C. / N.H.L. All-Stars

By Murray, Morley; Echlin, E.; McCook, J.; Miles, F.E.; Kopas, C.

Toronto: The Maclean Publishing Company, Limited. Single Issue Magazine. 80 pages. Nice Ivan Glassco cover illustration of Scottie dog helping his master who is groping for a towel. Features: Fads and Faddicts; The N.H.L. All Stars as selected by the managers and coaches - with photos of Cecil 'Tiny' Thompson, Eddie Shore, Art Coulter, Frank Boucher, Charlie Conacher, and Harvey Jackson; Truck vs. Train - fascinating photo-illustrated article examines these competing modes of moving goods; A Cheechako Goes North - photo-illustrated article on a visit to Two Brothers Valley in northern British Columbia; Is This a Soviet? - Blairmore, Alberta renames its main street Tim Buck Boulevard, in honour of the leader of the Communist Party of Canada; Strange Street - Lord Beaverbrook and the Empire Crusade; Farm Debt Relief - 728,000 depression-era Canadian farmers struggle with $1.2 Billion of debt - which the Farmers' Creditors Arrangement Act (F.C.A.) is intended to combat; Norse Canadians - immigrants from Norway develop Bella Coola, B.C. (article with photos). Fiction: Paging Andy Sears; Four Gold Bands; Lulu Comes Home; Track of Destiny (serial). Nice one-page illustrated Studebaker ad for the new 1935 'Miracle Ride'. One-page Westinghouse refrigerator ad features illustration of elegant party guests admiring a well-stocked fridge. Nice colour one-page Winchester cigarette ad shows lady with riding crop. Champion spark plug ad includes inset illustrations of racers Tadini, S. Mortimer Auerbach, and Joel Thorne. Photo-sequence of the sinking of the Dutch liner Oranta by the Portuguese freighter Loanda in the harbour of Leixeos, Portugal. Great photo-illustrated Plymouth car ad; Half-page photo ad for Canadian Pacific and their Banff holiday offerings; Canadian Pacific half-page ad for the Empress of Britain and its service to Europe. Lovely one-page colour ad for the new Ford V-8 for 1935. Half-page colour Lifebuoy ad features sexy sepia-toned image of model in peach negligee. Crossword partially completed in pencil, otherwise unmarked with average wear. Binding intact. A sound copy of this wonderful vintage issue. . Good. 1935. First Edition.

$299.95

Empire of Ice. The Rise and Fall of the Pacific Coast Hockey Association, 1911-1926.
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Empire of Ice. The Rise and Fall of the Pacific Coast Hockey Association, 1911-1926.

Canada: Knights of Winter. Paperback. 0969170564 Please note that this copy is paperback. 388 pages. Index. Reference list. Footnotes. Reproductions of archival black and white photos. "Chronicles the rise of the PCHA to the pinnacle of its success, and then to its final, bizarre plummet. All the league's exciting Stanley Cup struggles are described in detail, as well as the trials, experiments and scandals of the regular seasons, plus a wealth of statistics." - from back cover. Unmarked with moderate wear. A sound copy of this highly-researched work. . Good. 2012. First Edition.

$299.95

Liberty  - Canada's Young Family Magazine, March (Mar.) 1959 - Marilyn Monroe Cover
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Liberty - Canada's Young Family Magazine, March (Mar.) 1959 - Marilyn Monroe Cover

By Brooks, Walter; Garner, Hugh; Dempsey, David; Duffy, Jack; McCoy, Doris; al, et

Toronto: Liberty. Single Issue Magazine. 68 pages. Features: Marilyn Monroe cover photo; Don't Turn Your Son into a Housewife; How Manitoba Civilized its Barbaric Liquor Laws; How the Wives of Geniuses Suffer; Jack Duffy writes of "Me and My Shadow, Frank Sinatra"; Fascinating article on Czech and Balkan Canadians - "Over 250,000 have come here, fleeing Nazis & Reds - they feud over their Slavic republics, are volatile, hospitable and craftsmen" - with many interesting photos; My life as the wife of a Halifax sailor; Boyne Johnston and his $260,000 spree on pilfered bank money; How Referees Handle Hockey's Wildest Blowups - Red Storey and others endure stick-swinging players, gun-toting rinksiders - article with photos, Green Mansions (Part I) - Tony Perkins finds live with Audrey Hepburn (article with photos); Marilyn Monroe - "Why I Love My High-Brow Husband (Arthur Miller)" - article with three nice photos; The Eerie World of Deaf Canadians - science is bringing powerful new hearing aids; Why I Bless the Ten Commandments; How to Be Spectacular in Spectacles - interesting photo-illustrated article on fashion eyewear; Great one-page illustrated ad for Walker's whisky features inset photo of former hockey and lacrosse star "Newsy" Lalonde; and much more. Above-average but not excessive wear. Three-inch opening to bottom of coverfold. Address label remnant at bottom of front cover. A worthy vintage copy of this great issue. . Fair. 1959. First Edition.

$199.95

Maclean's - Canada's National Magazine, 15 May 1951 - Why Wives Are Going Out to Work / Fred White - Toughest Man Afloat
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Maclean's - Canada's National Magazine, 15 May 1951 - Why Wives Are Going Out to Work / Fred White - Toughest Man Afloat

By Katz, S.; Bodsworth, F.; Neville, C.; Hobson, R.P. Jr.; Berton, P.; Creighton, M.; Thurber, James; Tanzer, Ward H.; al, et

Toronto: Maclean Hunter / Key Publishers. Single Issue Magazine. 84 pages. Features: Great cover illustration of Victoria Harbour by Franklin Arbuckle; Parker pen ad inside front cover with photo of Sir Ernest MacMillan; Housing outlook grows darker; Why Wives are Going Out to Work - close-up look at this social and economic revolution - with photos of Mrs. Audrey and Mr. Lorne Hunt and family of Toronto; The White Pagan (fiction by Ward Holm Tanzer); Ontario's Quetico Park; Everybody's Playing the Stock Market Again - the busiest flurry since 1929; Why Uncle Sam has blocked the St. Lawrence Seaway; We Found the Last Wild West (part 3 of this tale by Richmond P. Hobson Jr.); Milk Run to Korea - Pierre Berton flies with the RCAF to Korea on one of its many flights to deliver supplies and bring the wounded home; The Toughest Man Afloat - 57-year-old Fred White, bosun of the Canuk Line freighter Triberg; The Small-town movie house at Hantsport, Nova Scotia; They Say You Taste Like Pork - the last ten years have been easily the worst in the recent history of cannibalism; Nice colour one-page ad for the Hillman Minx (blue convertible); Austin car ad; Nice colour Buick ad features red two-door Riveira Custom; Very nice one-page colour Chevrolet ad features the Bel Air; Half-page two-colour tourism ad for Ontario; Penicillin for Sweet Molly - by James Thurber; 1951 Ford car colour ad; 3/4-page Canadian Pacific ad features their Alaska, Banff and Lake Louise destinations; Dow Brewery Award features James Philpott of Toronto who suffered burns rescuing youngster from Scarborough home; Nice colour Coke ad on back cover with illustration of taxi driver relaxing; and more. Chunk from upper corner of front cover, otherwise unmarked with moderate wear. A nice vintage copy. . Good. 1951. First Edition.

$299.95

Alberta on ice
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Alberta on ice

By Zeman, Gary W

Canada: GMS Ventures. Paperback. 0969232004 325 pages. Dozens of black and white reproductions of archival photos. Chapters include: Alberta Hockey History - now 92 years old; Professional and Senior Hockey; World Hockey Association and National Hockey League in Alberta; Intermediate Hockey; Junior Hockey; University and College Hockey; Native Hockey; Ladies' Hockey Heritage; Minor Hockey Highlights; The Hot Stove League. Gift greetings atop title page. Somewhat above-average wear. Binding intact. A sound copy of this informative and entertaining history. . Good. 1986. Reprint.

$69.95

Maclean's - Canada's National Magazine, 15 March (Mar.) 1951 - Toronto Maple Leafs Front Cover / Comrade Tim Buck of Canada's Communist Party
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Maclean's - Canada's National Magazine, 15 March (Mar.) 1951 - Toronto Maple Leafs Front Cover / Comrade Tim Buck of Canada's Communist Party

By Allen, R.; Fraser, B.; Anglin, G.; Neville, Charles; Bodsworth, F.; Robertson, George H.; Callwood, J.; Mayse, Arthur; al, et

Toronto: Maclean Hunter / Key Publishers. Single Issue Magazine. 68 pages. Features: Great cover illustration of Toronto Maple Leaf locker room by Franklin Arbuckle shows button being sewn onto uniform of team captain Ted "Teeder" Kennedy by Tim Daly with Turk Broda in background; The Case History of Comrade Tim Buck - Leader of Canada's Communist Party for 21 years; You Too Can Be a Perfect Parent; The Hex-man of Croaker's Hole (fiction); Conscription! - How soon will it come?; Art Reaume - The Battered Boss of Windsor, Ontario; How to Pay Less Income Tax; Sir John Franklin's Folly; Regina's Always Starting Something; Whooping Cough - Number One Baby-Killer; Attractive colour Buick ad shows yellow Custom and red Roadmaster; Li'l Abner comic in Cream of Wheat ad; Noxzema ad features lovely Elaine Stewart; Jergens ad features four photos of Ginger Rogers; Nice colour La-Z-Boy ad shows officeman reclining on red chair; Dow Brewery ad honours Leo Doucet, 13, of Richibucto, N.B. who performed a heroic feat after a shotgun charge exploded while he and his father were two miles from shore; Auto-Lite ad features photo of Maureen O'Hara and her look-alike Jean Eyres of NYC; Molson's ad features tips for homeowners by Tom Gard; Nice colour Coke ad on back covers shows boy with blacksmith plus mechanic; and more. Unmarked with moderate wear. A nice vintage copy. . Good. 1951. First Edition.

$495.00

Maclean's - Canada's National Magazine, 19 December (Dec.) 1959 - The Mighty Siftons / Terry Sawchuk
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Maclean's - Canada's National Magazine, 19 December (Dec.) 1959 - The Mighty Siftons / Terry Sawchuk

By Moon, B.; Fraser, B.; Frayne, T.; Nash, C. Knowlton; Hutton, E.; Porter, M.; Collins, R.; al, et

Toronto: Maclean Hunter / Key Publishers. Single Issue Magazine. 56 pages. Features: Cover illustration by Franklin Arbuckle of Christmas rush on the Toronto subway; Terence Robertson says "Kick South Africa Out of the Commonwealth"; How to Get On Television - a tour of Canada's casting offices, including coverage and photos of Sandra O'Neill who won headlines for 'the longest legs on TV'; The Many, Mighty Siftons - proud and clannish for six generations they've done more to shape Canada than any other family; The Awful Ups and Downs of Terry Sawchuk - for the 'greatest goalie of all' life on and off the ice is one crisis after another; Why Don't We Send Our Surplus Food to the Starving, by Knowlton Nash; Portrait of Ontario's Highway 400 - "it was one of the better ideas of a man named Hitler"; Holiday Weekend in London; When Mother Was a War Worker - a look back at the women who worked in Canada's WWII munitions industries - article with great photo of Dozens of women standing on wings of 40th Lancaster bomber they'd helped build at Victory Aircraft in Maltonk Ontario; Molson's Canadian one-page colour-photo ad shows the clear tall bottles they used before converting to brown stubbies; Great vintage colour-photo ad for Remington Rand shows their room-sized Univac computer and Titan rocket taking off; Half-page Bright's Wines ad for their Mazel Tov product; and more. Back cover missing. Nibbling to bottom corner of front cover and first couple of pages, otherwise unmarked with average wear. A worthy vintage copy. . Fair. 1959. First Edition.

$199.95

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