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THE HISTORY OF SCARBOROUGH, FROM THE EARLIEST DATE., Baker, Joseph Brogden.
1 Baker, Joseph Brogden. THE HISTORY OF SCARBOROUGH, FROM THE EARLIEST DATE.
London Longmans, Green 1882 Hard Cover Good 
527 pp, 10" H. Dark green cloth with gilt lettering/decoration, black banding on spine/front board, black endpapers. B&w illustrations (some fold-out). ***Please note: the illustration titled "Drawbridge of the Castle" is missing.*** Section headings: Introduction; Charters; The Castle; Siege of the Town; Religious Houses and Ancient Churches; St. Mary's; Modern Churches; Governing Body of the Borough; Parliamentary History of the Borough; Corporate History; Charities and Public Schools; Markets, Fairs, and Commerce; Harbour and Shipping; Recreations and Amusements; Biography; Folk Lore; Footpaths five miles from Scarborough; Published Works on Scarborough. Some splitting to paper on inside hinges - hinges holding well, scattered tiny foxing marks on pages and illustrations, darkening and tiny foxing marks on edges of text block, light to moderate edge wear to boards - moderate at corners and at top/bottom of spine, a few small areas of discoloration on boards and spine, light rubbing, slight fading to spine color. Book is protected in a stiff mylar jacket 
Price: 130.00 USD
 
 
2 Blakeley, Phyllis R. With a new Preface by C. Bruce Fergusson. GLIMPSES OF HALIFAX.
Belleville, Ontario Mika 1973 0919302645 / 9780919302648 Facsimile Edition. Hard Cover Very Good 
213 pp + Index, 10" H. Facsimile reprint of the Public Archives of Nova Scotia edition,1949. Canadiana Reprint Series No. 53. Medium blue cloth with gold lettering on spine/front board. B&w photographs. Contents: Halifax in 1867; The Army and Navy in Halifax; Business; Visits of Royalty; Public Buildings; Public Utilities; Sports and Other Amusements; The Playgrounds of Halifax; Holidays; Halifax in 1900; Index. Crease at bottom corner of Preface page and Title page, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
PLEASURES OF THE PAST:  A LIGHT-HEARTED COMMENTARY ON THE ENJOYMENTS OF PAST GENERATIONS., Brooke, Iris.
3 Brooke, Iris. PLEASURES OF THE PAST: A LIGHT-HEARTED COMMENTARY ON THE ENJOYMENTS OF PAST GENERATIONS.
Odhams, London, 1955, first edition. 
175 pp, 8vo (9" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Color frontispiece, 16 pages of b&w plates, 80 line drawings. "Iris Brooke, who is well-known for her many authoritative books on English costume through the ages, has gathered together in these pages , a charming record of the pleasures that beguiled the hours of bygone generations that knew neither radio nor television, neither cinema nor jazz. The book, which covers the period from the mid-fifteenth century to the early nineteenth c e n t u r y , i s made up largely of carefully-selected quotations from the works of contemporary diarists, poets and authors, writing of their own pleasures and the sights they witnessed - cameos full of life and vitality, painted in the colourfu l vo ca bu la ry o f t he ir day and age, better by far than any modern description could make them." Chapter headings: Pleasures of the Palate; Sadistic Sport and Sights; Games and Amusements; Ornamental Gardens; Public Parks and Gardens; Dress an d D res sin g; Pri de of Po sse ssion; Travel and Sight-Seeing; Music and Dancing; Masques, Pageants and Spectacles; Conceits and Solaces; Urban Diversions; Fairs and Freaks. Light browning to edges of textblock, a few tiny foxing marks on top of text bloc k, l igh t wr ink lin g an d sl ight browning at top/bottom of textblock. Dust jacket has very light edge wear, light edge wrinkling - tiny tears and creases at top of spine, light to moderate rubbing, light foxing on inside surface. Ver y Goo d/Ver y Goo d- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE TRADITIONAL HISTORY AND CHARACTERISTIC SKETCHES OF THE OJIBWAY NATION., Copway, G. (George), or, Kah-ge-ga-gah-bowh, Chief of the Ojibway Nation.
4 Copway, G. (George), or, Kah-ge-ga-gah-bowh, Chief of the Ojibway Nation. THE TRADITIONAL HISTORY AND CHARACTERISTIC SKETCHES OF THE OJIBWAY NATION.
Toronto Coles 1972 Facsimile Edition. Hard Cover Fine Very Good 
298 pp, 8 5/8" H. Burgundy cloth with black title block, gilt lettering/banding on spine, gilt lettering/banding on front board - one of the Coles Canadian Collection. Facsimile reprint of the Charles Gilpin, London, 1850 edition. "This 'first volume of Indian history written by an Indian' was published in 1850 by a chief of the Ojibway nation in order to awaken 'a deeper feeling for the race of red men, and induce the pale-face to use greater effort to effect an improvement in their social and political relations'. The author, though a chief, was converted to Christianity, was educated, and became a preacher. He had great love for his people and their culture, and he travelled in England, America, and Canada campaigning for a permanent reservation for them, where they would be taught Christianity, general education, and agriculture. His thorough account of the Ojibways includes the geography of their territory, their origins, their migratory habits, their wars, amusements, legends, language, and picture-writing, as well as their government and religion. The next chapters document the discovery of the New World from the Indian point of view. The author's rendering of the story and its drastic effects upon his people makes fascinating reading. The book exposes one more facet in the extremely complex history of the relationships of the two cultures, providing unprecedented insights into modern Canadian problems from a point of view that is rarely heard." Dust jacket has very light edge rubbing, one tiny dent and one line dent on front hinge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
5 Greenough, William Parker. "G. De Mountauban." CANADIAN FOLK-LIFE AND FOLK-LORE. (FOLKLORE)
Toronto Coles 1971 Facsimile Edition. Hard Cover Very Good 
199 pp, 8 1/2" H. Facsimile reprint of the George H. Richmond edition of 1897 - one of the Coles Canadiana Collection. Maroon boards with black title block, gold lettering/banding on spine, gold lettering/banding on front board. B&w illustrations, music notation. An affectionate look at Quebec and vicinity at the end of the 19th century. Contents: My Friends, the Habitants of Canada; Animal Life and Fish; Occupations; Amusements; The Church; Marriages and Festivities; The Feudal System; Changes in Type; Chansons Canadiennes (Canadian Songs); Language - Education; Conveyances; Some National Characteristics; A Winter Excursion. Light wrinkling at top of spine, minor rubbing on rear board. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
OLD GLASGOW:  THE PLACE AND THE PEOPLE.  FROM THE ROMAN OCCUPATION TO THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY., MacGeorge, Andrew.
6 MacGeorge, Andrew. OLD GLASGOW: THE PLACE AND THE PEOPLE. FROM THE ROMAN OCCUPATION TO THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY.
Wakefield EP Publishing, Wakefield, 1976, reprint. 1976 0715811789 / 9780715811788 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good - Good 
338 pp, 8vo (9" H). B&w illustrations. First published 1880. "MacGeorge wrote this most readable history 'to give in a popular form some idea of the state of Scotland, and especially the locality around Glasgow, at and subsequent to the time of Kentigern, its patron saint; of the growth of the city; of the condition of the people - their language, their habits and customs, and their municipal history' together with notes on the Clyde basin, and 'the wonderful development of the river as a means of traffic'. This intention he admirably fulfilled in twenty-seven chapters covering various topics ranging from the early inhabitants and houses to the prices of commodities and labour." Small pencil erasure mark, previous owner's name/address and large gift inscription on front free endpaper; two very small stains on fore-edge of text block; light browning to edges of textblock; minor browning in margins of pages; cigarette odour; tiny bump at top /bottom of spine, one small corner bump and three tiny corner bumps. Dust jacket has moderate to heavy edge wrinkling/browning, is price clipped, light line indentations on rear panel, has light fading to spine colour. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE BOOK OF GLASGOW ANECDOTE., Malloch, D. Macleod.
7 Malloch, D. Macleod. THE BOOK OF GLASGOW ANECDOTE.
Edinburgh Foulis 1912 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Good- 
396 pp + (7) pp publisher's advertising, 8 1/4" H. Oatmeal-coloured cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front board, top edge gilt, fore and bottom edges untrimmed. 34 b&w illustrations with tissue guards, and colour frontispiece, tipped in, plus double page b&w "Plan of Glasgow in 1783" (collated). Chapter headings: Introductory; Concerning some Glasgow Men and Women; The Amusements of the People; Alarms and Excursions; Humour; Municipal; The Commerce of Glasgow; Concerning Banking; The University; Law in Glasgow; The Medical Profession; The Church. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown, browning to fore-edge of text block - lighter on bottom of text block, light browning to edges of boards and very light on spine. Dust jacket has small edge pieces missing - mostly at top rear edge, light edge browning - darker on spine, light rubbing and small edge tear to front panel illustration, minor soiling, a few small edge tears, protected in a paper-backed mylar sleeve. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
DEVON AND CORNWALL.  AS SERVED BY THE LONDON AND SOUTH-WESTERN RAILWAY COMPANY.  BEING NO. 482 OF BURROW'S RAILWAY AND STEAMBOAT GUIDES., Piggott, P.J., compiler.  (H. Tapley Soper, et al.)
8 Piggott, P.J., compiler. (H. Tapley Soper, et al.) DEVON AND CORNWALL. AS SERVED BY THE LONDON AND SOUTH-WESTERN RAILWAY COMPANY. BEING NO. 482 OF BURROW'S RAILWAY AND STEAMBOAT GUIDES.
Cheltenham Edward J. Burrow Soft Cover Good 
110 pp, 7" H. 2 fold-out maps, b&w and coloured photographs, advertisements. No date. Contents: Maps (Folding Map of Devon and Cornwall / Folding Map of L. and S.W.R.); Axminster; Barnstaple; Bideford; Bodmin and Wadebridge; Boscastle and Tintagel; Bude; Budleigh Salterton; Camelford; Clovelly; Exeter (The Cathedral / The Guildhall / Royal Albert Memorial / Excursions); Exmouth (The Sea Front / Manor House Grounds / Churches / Sports and Pastimes / Steamboat Trips); Honiton; Ifracombe (General Characteristics / Wildersmouth Beach / Pier and Harbour, Hillsborough and the Tors / Indoor and Outdoor Amusements / Climatic Advantages); Lauceston; Lynton and Lynmouth; Newquay; Padstow; Plymouth; Seaton; Sidmouth; Tavistock. Postage will be reduced for this light item for most destinations. Interior - book is cracked at map page 14/15 but holding firmly, bump to bottom corner of pages. Exterior - sharp small crease at bottom corner of rear cover, light to moderate soiling/rubbing on covers, small tear and chip at bottom of front hinge. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
9 Stephenson, Joan, ed. LETTERS TO LEVI: A YOUNG FISHERMAN'S MAIL.
Roseway, Lockeport, Nova Scotia, (1991), Ist ed. 
92 pp, 8vo, soft cover. A collection of letters found in an old sea chest that belonged to Levi Thomas (1872-1933) who lived in Blanche at the southwest tip of Nova Scotia. The letters were from his sister in Massachusetts, who encouraged Levi to move near her where work was more plentiful (which he did), and later letters from his family and friends back in Blanche. The last letter is the only one written by Levi to his brother James. It is a remarkable story and window on the lives of or dinary people and their trials and amusements. Minor wear to edges of covers, front hinge crease, soft crease at bottom of front cover, water mark 1/2" dia. on front hinge, minor scuffing to covers. VG- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
FROM CARPATHIAN TO PINDUS: PICTURES OF ROUMANIAN COUNTRY LIFE., Stratilesco, Tereza.
10 Stratilesco, Tereza. FROM CARPATHIAN TO PINDUS: PICTURES OF ROUMANIAN COUNTRY LIFE.
T. Fisher Unwin, London, 1906. 
379 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover (purple cloth with gold lettering on spine and front board) - no dust jacket. Top edge gilt. 2 maps, 63 b&w illustrations (photographs, drawings) - collated. Gives an overview of the history of Roumania from the end of the Roman era to the end of the 19th century, then focuses on the life of the peasants, giving many examples of the poetry, music, customs, traditions and folklore of the region. Contents: Introduction; Peasant and Soil; The Peasa n t i n t h e Social Scale; The Peasant and the State; The Peasant and Religion; The Peasant in His Home and at His Work; The Peasant in His Social Relations; The Peasant and His Relations with Foreigners; The Peasant and His Amusements and Pasti me s; In de x . P re vious owner's bookplate on front pastedown, very light browning to pages with light foxing on some, small chip/tear at fore-edge of rear endpapers, browning to fore-edge and bottom of textblock, light rubbing and a few tiny sc uff s o n bo ard s, s lig ht discoloration on rear board, slight fading to spine color. Good 
Price: 250.00 USD
 
 
JAMAICA FOR VACATIONS., Treves, Frederick, Sir, introductory paragraph.
11 Treves, Frederick, Sir, introductory paragraph. JAMAICA FOR VACATIONS.
Stapled in Wraps Very Good - 
54 pp, 8 3/8" H - tourist brochure. No date, but mention of a hotel having been built in 1931 and the visit of the Pan-American Medical Association in 1935. B&w photographs, maps (including centrefold of Kingston), advertisements, with red used for some titles and accents. Contents: A Day in Jamaica; The Island of Jamaica; Sports and Amusements; General Information; Plan of Kingston; Index of Advertisers; Index of Photographers; Climate and Health; Seaside Resorts; Mountain Resorts; Hot Springs; Hotels and Boarding Houses; Shipping and Air Service from U.S.A.; Shipping Services from Great Britain; Shipping Services from Canada and Europe; Railway Time Table (Kingston and Montego Bay / Kingston and Ewarton / Kingston, May Pen, and Frankfield / Kingston and Port Antonio). Interior - light small curl to top corner of most pages, small soft bump at bottom corner of most pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, small crease at bottom corner of front cover, business 'Compliments of...' ink stamp on rear cover. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 


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