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MEMOIRS - A Personal History - Alfred Dryden Hales - Member of Parliament 1957 to 1974
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MEMOIRS - A Personal History - Alfred Dryden Hales - Member of Parliament 1957 to 1974

By Hales, Alfred Dryden

Guelph, Ontario: Private Printing, 1994. (xii) 248 pp. Personalized inscription by Alfred Dryden Hales on the front free endpaper. Blue boards lettered in gilt on the front panel and spine; black and white frontis portrait of the author. Light rubbing on the corners; as issued, no dustjacket; aside from the author's inscription, no interior markings. The Contents are: Foreword by John Yule Harcourt; Hales Genealogy; Dryden Genealogy; Our Family; Growing Up; Public School; High School - Guelph Collegiate Vocational Institute; A Canoe Trip Through Muskoka; Finding My Way; A Trip West in a 1918 Model T Ford; Homeward Bound; The College on the Hill; Mary; Living in Toronto; Working for Swifts and Playing for the Argos; Argonaut and Ottawa Team Rosters 1934; Back to Guelph and Married; A Growing Business and a Growing Family; The Farm; Planning and Moving to the New Store; The Big Decision; The Record of My Eight Elections; On to Ottawa and a New Career; Some Highlights of My Time in Ottawa; Parliamentary Internship Program; The Death of a President; The Flag Debate; Televising Proceedings of the House; Canada - U.S. Auto Treaty; The Mad Bomber of Parliament Hill; A National Medicare Bill; Unification of the Armed Forces; My Private Member's Bill on Public Accounts; Unemployment Bill; The Public Accounts Committee; The Cost of Refitting of the Aircraft Carrier H.M.C.S. Bonaventure; Dump Hales; Student Loans; Shooting of Two Canadian Women as They Visited Victoria Falls, Rhodesia; International Trips; John Diefenbaker; In Conclusion; Retirement; Early Retirement Trips and Honours; Weekly Prayer Breakfasts; It's Time for My Hobby; Time Share; Service Is the Rent; A One Man Commission; Hale's Family Tree; Time to Write; Aberfoyle Township Hall; Trips and Travels; Greece and the Islands; A Special Trip to London - Christmas 1989; A Victorian Surprise; Scotland - February and March 1992; Moldcraft Plastic Co; A Lifestyle Change Is in Order; Mary Hales Award; The National Referendum October 26 1992; Life After Retirement; In Retrospect; Comments on My Years in Ottawa 1957 to 1974; Appendix; and Some Guideposts Along the Highway of Life.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo.

$14.95

JOHN WEBSTER AND THE ELIZABETHAN DRAMA
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JOHN WEBSTER AND THE ELIZABETHAN DRAMA

By Brooke, Rupert (re: John Webster)

Toronto: McClelland, Goodchild and Stewart, 1916. (ix) 276 pp. Dark brown cloth with a pasted-on label on the spine. Slight fading on the spine with very minor wear at the corners; previous owner's name on the front free endpaper; no other interior markings. This book won Rupert Brooke his Fellowship at King's College, Cambridge, in 1913. And it begins, "I have tried to write a small book about John Webster. That is to say, I have tried to say the truth about him, as much of it as is necessary to enable anyone who reads him to understand him." The Chapters are: The Theatre; The Origins of Elizabethan Drama; John Webster; Some Characteristics of Webster; and Appendices: The Authorship of the later Appius and Virginia; Miscellaneous; Sir Thomas Wyatt; Westward Ho and Northward Ho; The Malcontent; The White Devil; The Duchess of Malfi; A Monumental Column; The Devil's Law-case; and A Cure for a Cuckhold; followed by a bibliography.. First Printing - First Thus. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo.

$24.95

TO BE THE BEST - Reflections of a Champion
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TO BE THE BEST - Reflections of a Champion

By Player, Gary (with Michael McDonnell) (foreword by Arnold Palmer)

London: Sidgwick and Jackson, 1991. (viii) 165 pp. Black boards lettered in gilt on the spine; illustrated with colour and black and white plates. Light rubbing at the corners of the dustjacket; price intact; no interior markings. This is the intensely private story of a very public sporting hero, Gary Player's own account of his rise to the top, from a humble childhood in Johannesburg to multi-million dollar golf legend. It reveals the personal traumas of his life, the death threats because he was a South African. And on his way to golf immortality, he made enemies. Tom Watson and Johnny Miller to name two of them, both accusing him of infractions. And Player gives his own side of things. Along the way, he won nine major titles and was a member of the Big Three, along with Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus. The Contents are: Foreword by Arnold Palmer; I Know You Can Hear Me; It's Never Over Till It's Over; The Big Three... and Other Heroes; The Watson Affair and Other Skirmishes; I Can Do All Things; Vivienne; The Man in Black; A Crisis of Confidence; The Luckier I Get; The Lighter Side; He's My Brother; No Pain No Gain; My Kingdom for a Horse; Secrets of a Horse Trader; The Fruits of Success; The Evolution of a Golf Swing; The Secrets of a Great Golf Course; and Onwards; followed by an Appendix: Gary Player US Tour Career Earnings; Gary Player US Seniors Tour Earnings; The Dominant Years of the Big Three; Gary Player in the Majors - Top Ten Finishes; Gary Player in the Seniors; Notable Wins; Golf Courses Designed by Gary Player; Other Achievements; Victory Records; Miscellaneous Records; and an index.. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo.

$34.95

EDITH SITWELL - A Unicorn Among Lions
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EDITH SITWELL - A Unicorn Among Lions

By Glendinning, Victoria (re: Edith Sitwell)

London: Phoenix Books, 1988. (vii) 391 pp. Trade paperback format. Personalized inscription by Victoria Glendinning on the title page. Light edge and corner wear with a flat uncreased spine. Illustrated with black and white plates. Taped to the inside of the front cover (easily removed) is an entry ticket for The International Festival of Authors - October 21 1995 - featuring Victoria Glendinning - clearly where the previous owner of this had it signed. Dame Edith Louisa Sitwell was a British poet and critic and her home was always open to London's poetic circle, to whom she was generous and helpful. Sitwell published poetry continuously from 1913, some of it abstract and set to music. With her dramatic style and exotic costumes, she was sometimes labelled a poseur, but her work was praised for its solid technique and painstaking craftsmanship. She was a recipient of the Benson Medal. The Contents are: Little E; Splendours and Miseries; To Bayswater 1914 - 1918; Wheels Within Wheels 1916 - 1922; Facade 1921 - 1923; Entr'acte: Early Poetry; A Unicorn Among Lions 1924 - 1926; Gertrude Stein and the Boyar 1926 - 1927; Hunnish Practices and Gold Coast Customs 1927 - 1929; Preoccupations in Prose 1929 - 1930; French Leave 1930 - 1932; Entr'acte: Maiden Voyage; Good-bye to Bayswater 1932; Rats in the Woodwork 1932 - 1934; Brickbats and a Best Seller 1934 - 1936; A Youthful Silenus 1936 - 1937; Under a Black Sun 1937 - 1939; War 1940 - 1943; Life and Death 1943 - 1944; The Terrible Rain 1944 - 1946; Postwar Fanfare 1946 - 1947; Left Turn 1948; Pyrrhic Victories 1948 - 1949; Rows and Reconciliations 1949 - 1950; Entr'acte: Montages 1950 - 1952; Deaths and Entrances 1953 - 1954; God and Mammon 1954 - 1955; Declines and Falls 1955 - 1957; Night Falls 1957 - 1961; and Taken Care Of 1962 - 1964; followed by an index. . Signed by Author. First Printing - First Thus. Soft Cover. Very Good. 12mo.

$19.95

NECESSARY RUSSELL - An Introduction to Bertrand Russell and the Russell Archive
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NECESSARY RUSSELL - An Introduction to Bertrand Russell and the Russell Archive

By Ready, William

Toronto: Copp Clark, 1969. 118 pp. Edge and corner wear with a crease on the spine; no interior markings. The acquisition of the Russell papers by a Canadian university created a great deal of interest and excitement. In the world of the scholar, the purchase of the papers by McMaster University was a notable achievement, not just for McMaster but for all of Canada. The author, William Ready, was the University Librarian and Professor of Bibliography at McMaster. The Chapters are: Genesis; Principia Mathematica; Public Figure; New Age; Diffusion; War Years; and Honours.. First Paperback Printing. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$7.95

THE SACRED ADVENTURES OF A TAXI DRIVER
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THE SACRED ADVENTURES OF A TAXI DRIVER

By Ali, Ansara

London, Ontario: Third Eye Publications, 1992. 538 pp. Trade paperback format. Lightly rubbed on the corners with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. Cover art and interior drawings by Astara Ali. The Contents are: Call of the Wild; Soldier Boy; Destiny; Venus; Mac Attack; Swashbuckler; Angel; Gunman; Recurring Decimalllll; Some Kind of Nut; The Wisdom and Folly of Drunks; The Longshot; Hiawatha; The Poet and I; When Albert Einstein Drove a Taxi; Fire Station on Fire; The Man Who Saw God; The Book of Life; Thank You Toronto; and The Sacred Adventure.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. Illus. by Astara Ali;. 8vo.

$14.95

HUMBUG - The Art of P. T. Barnum
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HUMBUG - The Art of P. T. Barnum

By Harris, Neil (re: P. T. Barnum)

Boston: Little Brown and Company, 1973. (xiv) 337 pp. Red cloth lettered in gilt and blue on the spine; decorated endpapers. Wear at the corners of the dustjacket with a few nicks around the edges; price intact; no interior markings. Barnum had some great sayings: "Money is in some respects life's fire: it is a very excellent servant, but a terrible master." And, "Every crowd has a silver lining." A master of promotion, he said, "Without promotion, something terrible happens... nothing!" The Chapters are: Early Years; The American Museum; The Operational Aesthetic; International Triumphs; The Swedish Nightingale; Disasters Encountered; Business and Politics; The Man of Confidence; The Circus; and The Compleat Showman.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good-. 8vo.

$14.95

THE SIRENS WAKE
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THE SIRENS WAKE

By Dunsany, Lord

London: Jarrolds Publishers, 1945. 128 pp. Gray cloth lettered in red on the front panel and spine; glossy frontis drawing of the author. No dustjacket; light wear on the corners with some darkening on the spine; no interior markings. Part of the autobiographical story of Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany - Lord Dunsany. . First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo.

$9.95

THE WOLF THAT NEVER SLEEPS - A Story of Baden-Powell
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THE WOLF THAT NEVER SLEEPS - A Story of Baden-Powell

By de Beaumont, Marguerite (re: Lord and Lady Baden-Powell)

London: The Girl Guides Association, 1961. 95 pp. Gray boards lettered in brown on the front panel and spine; illustrated endpapers; colour frontispiece entitled The Chief Scout of the World - Lord Baden-Powell by David Jagger; illustrated with black and white plates. Wear at the corners of the dustjacket with a few small nicks and chips around the edges; price clipped; also clipped at the upper right of the front free endpaper; pasted-on label from the Girl Guides of Canada on the title page. This includes a dropped-in pamphlet, illustrated with sepia photographs, called The Life of Lord Baden-Powell of Gilwell from The Boy Scouts Association, Ottawa, Canada. The Contents of The Wolf that Never Sleeps: Foreword by The Chief Guide, Lady Baden-Powell; How This Story Came to be Written; Part One: The Boy; Part Two: The Soldier: India; Observation Tests; Dinizulu's Necklace; Impeesa; Nothing but the Best; Co-operation; The Leather Bootlace; The South African Constabulary. Part Three: The Scout: Scouting for Boys; Scouting for Girls - The Guides; Jamboree; Author and Artist; Who hath Smelt Woodsmoke at Twilight; Camp Fire Yarns; Ladies and Gentlemen; Endurance; Fleur-de-Lys; The Golden Arrow. Part Four: The Man: Evening; and Tomorrow; followed by The Trail; and Centenary Year 1957. . Later Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by David Jagger;. 12mo.

$14.95

THE BOBBY BAKER AFFAIR - How to Make Millions in Washington
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THE BOBBY BAKER AFFAIR - How to Make Millions in Washington

By Schreiber, G. R.

Chicago: Henry Regnery, 1964. 190 pp. Regenery 41290. Edge and corner wear with some minor rubbing on the front cover and an uncreased spine; no interior markings. The Chapters are: Bobby Baker Don't Quit; The 101st Senator; Magic; The Carousel; The Sale is Made at the Top; Anything for a Friend; Girls; Meat for the Poor People; Casinos and Banks; Hi-Fi and the Stadium; Conflict of Interest; and Is That All.. First Edition. Paperback. Very Good.

$9.95

TRAIL MAKER - The Story of David Livingstone
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TRAIL MAKER - The Story of David Livingstone

By Latham, Robert O.

London: Lutterworth Press - Pathway Series, 1961. 95 pp. Green boards lettered in black on the spine. Wear around the edges of the dustjacket with a few short nicks; presentation plate on the front pastedown. The Contents are: The Boy of Blantyre; David and the Lion; On to the North; The First Great Trail; From West to East; Slaves on the Zambezi; and Alone in Africa.. Later Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good-. 12mo.

$9.95

FOOTSTEPS - An Autobiography
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FOOTSTEPS - An Autobiography

By MacPhee, Earle Douglas

Vancouver, British Columbia: Versatile Publishing, 1978. 208 pp. Signed on the title page by Earle Douglas MacPhee. Lightly rubbed on the corners with some creasing on the spine; aside from the author's signature, no interior markings. Illustrated with black and white photographs. The Contents are: A Maritimer; High School Principal; College and the War Years; University Professor; Toronto and a Change of Direction; A Business Executive; Wider Horizons - Dent Allcroft; Short Bros; Cefoild Ltd - Alginate Industries; Au Revoir to Britain; The University of British Columbia; Honours; Retirement by Degrees; The Clan; Over Eighty; and Peroration; followed by Appendix: Biographical Outline.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo.

$19.95

SELECTED LETTERS 1917 - 1961
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SELECTED LETTERS 1917 - 1961

By Hemingway, Ernest (edited by Carlos Baker)

New York: Scribners - Charles Scribner's Sons, 1981. (xxvii) 948 pp. Trade paperback format. Light edge and corner wear with a crease along the lower edge of the front cover; uncreased spine; sticker from Hemingway House - Key West near the upper edge of the front cover; also, stamped Heminway House, Key West on the front endpaper. The Contents are: Introduction by Carlos Baker; Notes and Acknowledgments; Selected Letters 1917 - 1961; Postscript; and Index.. First Printing - First Thus. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo.

$34.95

FINDING MY WAY - An Irishman in Canada
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FINDING MY WAY - An Irishman in Canada

By Mayes, James

Coleraine, Ireland: Coleraine Printing Company, 1990. 93 pp. Trade paperback format. Signed and dated in blue ink on the title page by James Mayes. Actually undated - circa 1995. Light wear on the corners with a flat uncreased spine and some creasing at the front hinge. Illustrated with black and white photographs. The Chapters are: The Kilrea Road; A Dangerous Road at Night; Leaving Home; Lost in the Bush; Back on the Trail; The Way West; The Campaign Trail; Along the Bread Route; The War Path; Back on Civvy Street; Country Roads; and On the Road Again.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo.

$14.95

ONCE AROUND THE BLOCH - An Unauthorized Autobiography
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ONCE AROUND THE BLOCH - An Unauthorized Autobiography

By Bloch, Robert

New York: Tor Books - Tom Doherty Associates, 1993. 416 pp. Black boards lettered in silver on the spine; illustrated with black and white plates. Signed in red by Robert Bloch on a dropped-in sheet that features an illustration by Virgil Finlay. Light rubbing on the corners of the dustjacket; price intact. From the author of Psycho, from Weird Tales and the Lovecraft Circle to the movies... and so much more.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Illus. by Virgil Finlay;. 8vo.

$44.95

THE ONLY THING THAT COUNTS - The Ernest Hemingway - Maxwell Perkins Correspondence
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THE ONLY THING THAT COUNTS - The Ernest Hemingway - Maxwell Perkins Correspondence

By Hemingway, Ernest (with Maxwell Perkings) (edited by Matthew J. Bruccoli and Robert W. Trogdon)

Columbia, South Carolina: University of South Carolina Press, 1996. 367 pp. Trade paperback format. Lightly rubbed on the corners with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. Said Max Perkins, the editor at Scribner's who discovered F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway, in 1935, "the utterly real thing in writing is the only thing that counts." The Contents are: Preface by Charles Scribner Jr; Preface by Charles Scribner III; Editorial Note; Introduction; Heminway/Perkins Chronology; The Correspondence 1925 - 1947; Appendix: fragments; followed by a bibliography and an index. . First Printing - First Thus. Soft Cover. Near Fine. 8vo.

$24.95

DARK VALLEY DESTINY - The Life of Robert E. Howard, the Creator of Conan
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DARK VALLEY DESTINY - The Life of Robert E. Howard, the Creator of Conan

By de Camp, L. Sprague; de Camp, Catherine Crook; Griffin, Jane Whittington de Camp, L. Sprague; Griffin, Jane Whittington (re: Robert E. Howard)

New York: Bluejay Books, 1983. 402 pp. Trade paperback format. Light edge and corner wear with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. Cover art by Kevin Eugene Johnson. Said Fritz Leiber, "The definitive biography of Robert E. Howard, no question." The Contents are: Introduction by Catherine Crook de Camp; Dreamer and Dream; Destiny's Child; Dark Valley Lord; Boy Nomad; The Realm of the X-Triple Bar; The Violent Land; Barbarian in a Boom Town; Apprentice Pulpster; Singer in the Shadows; Serpents Swords and Supermen; The Transcendent Barbarian; Love and the Loner; Faithful in His Fashion; and Dark Valley Destiny; followed by a bibliography and an index.. First Printing - First Thus. Soft Cover. Very Good. Illus. by Kevin Eugene Johnson;. 8vo.

$14.95

HEART MATTERS - A Memoir
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HEART MATTERS - A Memoir

By Clarkson, Adrienne

Toronto: Viking Canada, 2006. (xii) 257 pp. Personalized inscription on the title page by Adrienne Clarkson. Gray boards with a small silver and gray pictorial on the front panel; decorated in silver on the spine; lavender endpapers; headband. Light rubbing on the corners of the dustjacket; price intact; aside from the author's inscription, no interior markings. As a journalist, she was seriously good. As Governor General of Canada, she was an insatiable spender of taxpayers money. And as the retired Governor General, she is still a voracious spender of taxpayers money. The Chapters are: Out of the Flames: Towards Canada; Trip to China; My Father; My Mother; Getting Ready; Paris; Something Happened. Riding Tigers: Take Thirty; The Fifth Estate; Paris When It Sizzled - 1982; Adrienne Clarkson Presents; Being Chosen; Being Governor General; Rideau Hall; The Queen; State Visits; and What Endures.. Signed by Author. Second Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.

$14.95

DANIEL BOONE - The Pioneer of Kentucky - A Biography
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DANIEL BOONE - The Pioneer of Kentucky - A Biography

By Hill, George Canning

New York: Worthington Co, 1890. (viii) 262 pp. Green boards decorated in black and gilt on the front panel and spine. Edge and corner wear on the boards; previous owner's name on the front free endpaper; the front hinge is loose but the gutter is intact; the rear hinge is tight and the gutter intact; some aging in the text block. And it beings, Life in the woods is a romance from beginning to end. The mind delights to dwell upon the freedom, the beauty, the trials, and even the hazards of such a life... The Contents are: His Early Days; Removal to North Carolina; His Emigration to Kentucky; All Alone; Transylvania; Trouble with the Indians; Battles and Sieges; A Prisoner; A Wonderful Escape; Siege of Boonesborough; Misfortunes and Trials; Land and Land Owning; A New Home in the Far West; and Last Days of the Hunter.. First Printing - First Thus. Hardcover. Very Good-. 12mo.

$49.95

THE LIFE OF JAMES ROBERTSON - Missionary Superintendent in Western Canada
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THE LIFE OF JAMES ROBERTSON - Missionary Superintendent in Western Canada

By Gordon, Charles W. (also wrote as Ralph Connor)

Toronto: The Westminster Company, 1908. 403 pp. Black cloth decorated in gilt on the front panel and spine. Light wear on the corners with some fading on the spine; hinges tight; gutters intact; previous owner's name on the front free endpaper and the rear pastedown. Illustrated with black and white plates. The Rev. Dr. Charles William Gordon wrote most of his books as Ralph Connor. The Chapters are: Dull; The Boy Robertson; His First Communion; His First and Only Love; The University of Toronto; At Princeton; A City Missionary; Wife and Manse; The Robertson Land; Pioneer Presbyterians in the West; The Call of the West; The Westward Trail; The Making of a Superintendent; A Winnipeg Experiment; The Call to Knox Church Winnipeg; The Pastor of Knox Church Winnipeg; His Wider Ministry; From Pastor to Superintendent; Farewell to the Pastorate; Getting into the Saddle; The Church and Manse Building Fund; Five Great Years - One; Five Great Years - Two; Friction; Getting His Men; Handling His Men; Caring for His Men; The Superintendent and the People; Public Man and Scholar; A Long Pull; The Last Great Adventure - The Yukon; The Night Cometh and Also the Morning; and Memorials.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good-. 8vo.

$24.95

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