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Mika Publications of Rare Canadiana: Ontario, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland -- Catalogue No. 2, 1972-73

Belleville, Ontario: Mika Publishing Company, 1972. Book. Very Good. Stapled Wraps. 17-page catalogue, with additional prospectus for Dorland's Former Day's and Quaker Ways laid in. Measures 8.5"x4". A little rubbing to extremities, and very slight soiling to covers. Otherwise a clean and unmarked booklet. Very neat..

$11.65

Two Glorious Weeks at Vancouver British Columbia

Vancouver: Vancouver Tourist Association Book. Good. Stapled Wraps. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. No date, but c. 1948. Some light wear and rubbing to covers; old owner's name to front. Otherwise a clean, tight and unmarked booklet. Illustrated. 36p..

$13.59

Preserving Peterborough's Past: 150 Years of Museums and History

By Doherty, Ken

Peterborough, Ontario CANADA: Peterborough Historical Society, 1995. Book. Very Good. Wraps (soft-cover). 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Some slight soiling. Otherwise a clean, tight and unmarked booklet. Very neat. Illustrated. 26p..

$15.14

The Latest Phase of the Oxford Movement

By Valentin, J. P.

London: Catholic Truth Society, 1914. Book. Good. Wraps (soft-cover). 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Some slight soiling and rubbing to covers. Otherwise a clean, tight and unmarked booklet. 28p..

$15.14

Where All Roads Lead

By Chesterton, G. K.

London: Catholic Truth Society, 1963. Book. Very Good. Wraps (soft-cover). 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Some slight wear and rubbing to covers. Otherwise a clean, tight and unmarked booklet. 16p..

$13.59

Cook Book [6th Bendale Boy Scouts]

By 6th Bendale Ladies Auxiliary [Jean Wilcox, ed.]

Book. Good. Spiral-bound. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Some light wear and slight soiling to covers. Otherwise a clean, tight and unmarked book. Very neat. 60p..

$15.14

The Al Wiseman Collection -- November 30 - December 1, 2007 [auction catalog]

By RM Auctions Inc.

Blenheim, Ontario: RM Auctions Inc., 2007. Book. Fine. Wraps (soft-cover). 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. The auction catalogue for this interesting collection, originally issued at $80 including entry to the auction event. A clean, bright, tight and unmarked book. very neat. Full colour and descriptive historic text. 242[+ads.]p..

$15.14

Psychoneurotic Men of Genius . . . Lafcadio Hearn

By Winthrop Stearns Inc. [Lafcadio Hearn]

New York: Winthrop Stearns Inc., 1950. Book. Very Good. Pamphlet. Single sheet folded twice to measure 185 x 135 mm. Thus, six printed pages. Portrait of Hearn to front, with one-page biography inside. Other pages substantiate the pharmaceutical research and safety of the sedative drug Mebaral, the trade name of mephobarbital. This is one in a series of similar pamphlets issued by Winthrop Stearns featuring other prominent artists in history..

$13.59

Two Glorious Weeks at Vancouver British Columbia

Vancouver: Vancouver Tourist Association Book. Good. Stapled Wraps. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. No date, but c. 1948. Some light wear and rubbing to covers; old owner's name to front. Otherwise a clean, tight and unmarked booklet. Illustrated. 36p..

$15.53

The Family Tree and Some Reminiscences of Early Days in Winslow and Whitton, Que.

By MacDonald, Rev. M. N. [ed.]

Avonmore, Ontario Book. Very Good. Wraps (soft-cover). 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. A clean, tight and unmarked booklet. Very neat. 20p..

$15.14

Typed letter -- signed [referencing The Sea Chase (motion picture, 1955), and The Story of Thomas More (1955)]

By Farrow, John

Book. Very Good. No Binding. Typed letter dated December 6, 1954 with handwritten (overwritten) personal greeting and signature. An interesting full-page (8.5"x 11') letter on address letterhead (612 North Beverly Drive Beverly Hills, California) addressed to Rear Admiral James C. Hibbard of the Royal Canadian Navy at Esquimalt, British Columbia, Canada. Hibbard (1910-1985) commanded Canadian vessels in the Second World War, was promoted to Chief of Naval Personnel in 1950, and Rear Admiral in 1953. He arranged filming for Hollywood director and author John Farrow (husband of Maureen O'Sullivan; father of Mia Farrow and John C. Farrow) aboard the frigate HMCS New Glasgow, while the latter was working on the Warner Bros. motion picture The Sea Chase starring John Wayne and Lana Turner. This letter reflects on that filming and provides numerous interesting sidelights: "My Dear Jimmy: Late this afternoon I showed the assembled film on "New Glasgow" to a group of studio executives which included Mr. Warner. They were all deeply impressed with the smartness and cleanliness of an RCN vessel. Again let me emphasize my appreciation of your kindness. I believe I told you over the telephone of the little mishap that occured on the evening before the ship sailed. Two of my sons were playing at the end of the dock and, typical of their age and sex, they ventured into a forbidden zone with the consequence that Patrick (aged eleven) slid down an oil-covered ramp. Three of the men of "New Glasgow" promptly took to the water. I thanked them in person but I know a word from you would be worth a great deal . . . This film drags on and on and we are now at the most tedious stage . . . rain and storm scenes . . . I do hope the result is worth all the work tha has been put into it . . . My new book, The Story of Thomas More, came out about two weeks ago, and I am sending you on a copy. The reviews . . . so far have exceeded my expectations. The past week has been particularly frantic for me because, with the Pope's illness, the News Services decided that my book on Rome was the best of modern reference books so that at all hours of the night I was being plagued with questions and demands for articles. International New Services even tried to get me to drop the film and fly to Rome! I hope I will talk to you again before you leave for Honolulu . . . This afternoon Maureen is putting on a reception . . . Sincerely, John". Filming was completed and The Sea Chase was released the following year. The letter refers to the ship's departure for Hawaii, where actual fiming took place. HMCS New Glasgow, though a frigate, was depicted as a destroyer in the movie. Genereally in good condition, with an additional fold at the middle, and two binder punched holes at the top, which have been torn away above. Included is a signed/inscribed Christmas card, ostensibly in Maureen (O'Sullivan) Farrow's hand..

$97.06

G. K. Chesterton

By Hollis, Christopher

London: British Council and the National Book League/Longmans, Green & Co., 1950. Book. Very Good. Wraps (soft-cover). First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Stapled card covers. Some slight rubbing to extremities. Otherwise a clean, tight and unmarked booklet. Very neat. Portrait frontispiece. Bibliography. 32p..

$15.14

The Wisdom of G. K. Chesterton

By MacKey, Aidan [G. K. Chesterton]

, England: Vintage Publications, 1986. Book. Near Fine. Wraps (soft-cover). First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Stapled card covers. A hint of rubbing to extremities. Otherwise a clean, tight and unmarked booklet. Very neat. Bibliography. 16p..

$15.14