Capricorn Books

Quick Search

Author
Title
Description
Keyword
Seller Id
ISBN
Advanced Search
 
 
Browse By Category
American History & Travel
Animation, Cartoons & Comics
Antiques & Collectibles
Architecture/Interior Design
Art - Book Illustration/Illustrators
Art - Canadian
Art - First Nations/Indigenous Art
Art - General
Art Instruction (Incl. Woodworking)
Books About Books
British History
Business, Finance
Canada - Architecture
Canada - Biography
Canada - British Columbia
Canada - Folklore/Mythology
Canada - General
Canada - Maritime Provinces
Canada - Native Peoples
Canada - Natural History

View all Categories
 
Gift Card
Checkout a Gift Card


 
Go To:

Global Book Town
The independent online bookstores on Global Book Town have nearly a million used, rare and out of print books.

 

 
 
 

Search

 - 10 items found in your search

Click on Title to view full description

 
ROUND THE WORLD., Butler, Frank Hedges.
1 Butler, Frank Hedges. ROUND THE WORLD.
London T. Fisher Unwin 1924 First Edition Hard Cover Good- No Jacket 
269 pp + 2 pp publisher's advertising, 9" H. Red cloth with gilt lettering & decoration on spine and front board. Illustrated with numerous b&w photographs (collated). The author was the founder of the Royal Aero Club (1901) and the first Hon. Treasurer of the Royal Automobile Club (1897) and wrote two previous books - "Fifty Years of Travel by Land, Water and Air" and "Through Lapland with Skis and Reindeer". Chaper headings for "Round the World": The Voyage Out; From America to Hawaii; Pictures of the Pacific Islands; A Visit to Japan; Japanese Entertainment and the Drama; Korea and the Inland Sea; Through China to Hong-Kong; A Taste of the Jungle; Home Matters; From London to Brazil; The Falkland Isles; The Tip of South America; The Lands of the Incas; The Panama Canal; Cuba: How Tobacco is Grown; The National Game of Pelota; Florida Modernized; The Paradise of Fishermen; In the Track of the Ancient Voyagers; How We Lost Java; The Industries and Resources of Java; Travelling in Java; A Palace Ceremony; The Borobudur Temple; Java: Town and Country; The Island of Bali; The Ritual of Cremation; From Bali to Australia and New Zealand through Torres Straits and the Great Barrier Reef; Maori Land; The South Sea Islands; Back to Civilization; Appendices: Suggestions for an EmpireTourist Bureau; By Air to Lausanne; Index. Very light browning on free endpapers, previous owner's name in ink and faint erased pencil writing marks on front free endpaper, small edge tear on page leaf 259/260 - archivally taped, light browning to edges of text block, very light soiling on top of text block, light edge wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine with two tiny tears at top, one small corner bump, scattered small water stains and a few light stains on front board with some color loss - plus a tiny water stain on rear board. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
USN PHANTOMS IN COMBAT.  VIETNAM STUDIES GROUP.  SQUADRON/SIGNAL 6352., Drendel, Lou.
2 Drendel, Lou. USN PHANTOMS IN COMBAT. VIETNAM STUDIES GROUP. SQUADRON/SIGNAL 6352.
Carrollton, TX Squadron/Signal 1988 0897472136 / 9780897472135 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good - 
64 pp, 11" H, (stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated with color and b&w photographs, artwork. Contents: Introduction; The Players; Captain Gene Tucker; Carrier Operations during the Vietnam War; Observations on the W ar; Guy Freeborn; Tucker's First MiG Engagement; Admiral John Disher; Rear Admiral James H. Flatley III; Bill "Burner" Beardsley; Tucker's MiG Kill - 10 August 1972; Losses; Epilog. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Ext erior - very light edge wear, light rubbing - moderate on spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
HALFHYDE OUTWARD BOUND., McCutchan, Philip.  Dust jacket illustration by Mike Roffe.
3 McCutchan, Philip. Dust jacket illustration by Mike Roffe. HALFHYDE OUTWARD BOUND.
Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, 1983, first edition. 
165 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0297782703 Tenth novel in the "Halfhyde" series. "After the debacle of Captain Watkiss' accidental death....Lieutenant St Vincent Halfhyde unexpectedly finds himself put on the half-pay list of Her Majesty's Navy. Appalled by the business of marriage, in which he unwittingly fell prey to an admiral's daughter of stern character, he decides to combine a reprieve from his wife and a desire to broaden his experience with a spell u n d e r s a il, on a merchantman bound for Sydney. On a drunken evening in Liverpool the gullible Captain MacRafferty signs Halfhyde on as an able seaman; his ship, the 'Aysgarth Falls', has a crew mainly consisting of unseamanlike villains on t he r un f ro m t he police, led by a First Mate whose obvious dishonesty and bullying tactics immediately alarm Halfhyde. Bad weather and outbreaks of fighting in the fo'c'sle herald the dangers ahead. In his efforts to uncover a lucrative b ut il lic it dea l m ad e b etw een the First Mate and a mysterious passenger to be picked up off Chile, Halfhyde falls into the hands of unscrupulous captors who intend to sell him to his old enemy, Vice Admiral Paulus von Merkatz. The German fla gsh ip's ine vit able pre sen ce i n So uth American waters provides Halfhyde, aided by an English captain, with a chance to display his naval training and quick thinking as he hoodwinks von Merkatz and sets off in pursuit of the 'Aysgarth Falls', now seve ral d ays ahead . Cl ashe s bet ween the three ships are unavoidable and it is not until they reach the treacherous shallows around the Great Barrier Reef of Australia that Halfhyde has a chance to try one of his most devious of stratage ms." Faint cigar ette odor, small ligh t crea se at fore-edge of pages 115 to 132, small shallow dint at top edge of front board. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, light edge browning - mainly at top inside edge and at top of flaps. Ver y Good+ /Very G ood 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
4 Mitchinson, K.W. Introduction by Nigel Cave. VILLERS-PLOUICH AND THE FIVE RIDGES. BATTLEGROUND EUROPE - HINDENBURG LINE.
Barnsley, South Yorkshire Leo Cooper 1999 0850526582 / 9780850526585 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ 
160 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). B&w photographs, maps. Contents: Into the wilderness; The capture of Villers Plouich and the ridges; The raid on La Vacqurie; Life in the line; The Battle of Cambrai; The German offensive; Recapturing the ridges; Cemeteries; Tours. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE BANK OF TORONTO:  RULES AND REGULATIONS.  1st MARCH, 1915., N/A.
5 N/A. THE BANK OF TORONTO: RULES AND REGULATIONS. 1st MARCH, 1915.
Bank of Toronto, Toronto, 1915. 
146 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover (dark red cloth with gold lettering on front board) - no dust jacket. Several updates have been glued in or attached with straight pins. Main section headings: General Rules; Staff; Vault and Safe - Cash, etc.; Drafts, Collections, etc.; Deposit Business; Correspondence; Loans and Discounts; Business with Municipalities and School Boards; Advances under Section 88; Expense Account; Clearing House Conventions and Rules respecting Endorsements. An interesting business and social history - for example, Article 49 in the Staff Section states: "It must be clearly understood that the marriage of an officer in receipt of a salary of less than $1,000 per annum, exclusive of city or Western allowances, is not sanctioned by the Bank, and the resignation of any officer infringing this rule may be demanded." and Article 52 that: "Every officer should cultivate a readable signature and initials, and avoid a careless and illegible style of writing. In arranging for promotion, an officer who writes plainly and legibly will be given the preference, other claims being equal, while a marked deficiency in this respect will prove a serious barrier to advancement." Previous owner's name slip tipped in on front endpaper, cigarette odor, very small light bump to top corner of half the pages, light browning to edges of textblock - darkening and soiling to top of textblock, wear at corners and top/bottom of spine, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, several small cup-rings and liquid marks on front board, darkening to board edges/spine. Good- reading copy only. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
VISA TO RUSSIA., Newman, Bernard.
6 Newman, Bernard. VISA TO RUSSIA.
Herbert Jenkins, London, 1959, first edition. 
244 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs, maps. At the time of the author's tour, visits to Russia were carefully orchestrated affairs, watched over by government officials. "But what if you go as a private individual? Bernard Newman determined to find the answer to this question during the summer of (1958), and his account of his lone pilgrimage makes a fascinating book of the first importance. By simple devices at the disposal of any tourist he went m o r e o r l ess where he pleased, had dozens of conversations with ordinary people and enjoyed the hospitality of many a Russian home. Once the barrier of suspicion was penetrated, he found the Russians as friendly as the people of most other g re at n at i on s. H is meetings with them were disarmingly informal and quite the contrary to common experience. Then he was arrested, and he saw at first hand the police state at work. He saw something of the power of the Communist party lead er, of th eir d isr ega r d f or truth, of individual freedom, of human rights. It was a grim experience, and was in marked and sombre contrast to his earlier friendly encounters with the Man-in-the-Street. (This) is a balanced and trustworthy pict ure of a nat ion liv ing un der Communism, an existence which has been variously described by other writers as heaven, or as hell. In his description of it Bernard Newman has not fallen into the pitfalls of extremes. Instead, he has set asi de pr ejud ice a nd in an objec tive an d no n-political account tells us precisely what he saw and did." Top edge dye has migrated to top fore-edge of last 6 pages, tiny light stain on bottom of textblock, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small book store label on f ront p asted own, mino r bump at bottom of front board. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing, light browning. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
7 Owen, Russell. THE ANTARCTIC OCEAN.
London Whittlesey House / McGraw-Hill 1941 Second Printing Hard Cover Good Fair Stephen J. Voorhies, maps. 
254 pp, 9 1/4" H. Map endpapers. B&w photographs, maps. "The search for a land greater than the United States and Mexico began centuries ago, but it was not until a little more than a hundred years ago that an American sealer, Nat Palmer, first glimpsed its mainland. After the fanatic fumblings of explorers like Quiros, the discoverer-priest, hard-headed men pushed farther and farther south to learn what lay in the land of mist and snow. Captain Cook sailed around the land without seeing it; Lieut. Charles Wilkes, an American, sailed along its coast for 1,500 miles. Capt. James Clark Ross, the famous Englishman, broke into the silent sea which bears his name and for the first time brought back some knowledge of this great continent, with its high barriers of ice, its lofty mountain ranges and a live volcano, its tremendous beauty. Since then men have been to the South Pole on foot and in airplanes, have lived on ships fast in the ice and on the ice itself. Here are found the names of Scott and Shackleton, of Charcot and Amundsen, of Byrd and Ellsworth. (This) is the story of the almost incredible hardships men overcame because they were driven to rip the veil from one of the most majestic and fabulous regions of the earth." Pencil erasure mark at top of free front endpaper, previous owner's bookplate on verso of free front endpaper, very soft crease down preliminary pages, previous owner's stamp at bottom of page 100 and on one rear page, erased pencilled number on free rear endpaper, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light edge wear. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear/creasing, old tape at top/bottom inside edge, light to moderate rubbing/soiling, afew very small chips and tears, light browning, date stamp on inside of rear flap. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
8 Pryor, John H. GEOGRAPHY, TECHNOLOGY, AND WAR: STUDIES IN THE MARITIME HISTORY OF THE MEDITERRANEAN, 649-1571.
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1992. 
238 pp, 8 1/2" H, soft cover. ISBN 0521428920 Maps, drawings. "When maritime transport and communication depended on muscle and wind-power, the Mediterranean Sea functioned as a symbiotic force between the civilisations which surrounded it, at on ce the major dividing barrier and the major connecting element. In this study, the technological limitations of maritime traffic are considered in conjunction with the peculiar geographical conditons within which it operated and which led t o t h e e s tablishment of major sea lanes on trunk routes along which traffic could move safely, efficiently, and economically. These trunk routes remained virtually unchanged from antiquity to the sixteenth century, and eventually constituted e co n om ic a n d st rategic maritime frontiers between civilisations. At the same time, the technological limitations of the oared galley meant that coasts and islands along the trunk routes had also to be held, a necessity which favoured geogr aph ica ll y t he Chr is ti an West over the world of Byzantium and Islam." Interior - previous owner's small stamp on inside of front cover - slight ink offset on first page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - min or r ubbi ng. Ve ry Good + 
Price: 37.50 USD
 
 
BEST FLYING STORIES., Taylor, John W.R., ed.  (Guy Gilpatric, Igor Sikorsky, Floyd Gibbons, Clayton Knight, Hanna Reitsch, Quentin Reynolds, Kenneth Poolman, Jules Roy, Elleston Trevor, Antoine De St.-Exupery, Pierre Clostermann, Gerald Bowman, Walter Dornberger, et al.)
9 Taylor, John W.R., ed. (Guy Gilpatric, Igor Sikorsky, Floyd Gibbons, Clayton Knight, Hanna Reitsch, Quentin Reynolds, Kenneth Poolman, Jules Roy, Elleston Trevor, Antoine De St.-Exupery, Pierre Clostermann, Gerald Bowman, Walter Dornberger, et al.) BEST FLYING STORIES.
Faber and Faber, London, 1956, first edition. 
315 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "(C)ontains stories on almost every aspect of aviation. They range from fact to fiction, peace to war, gliders to rockets, from the ice-cold stratosphere miles above the burning Californian Desert to the frigid wastelands of Earth's surface in the Antarctic. They have one thing only in common - that they are, as the title of the book implies, among the best flying stories ever written, anywhere in the world, in the first exciting half-century o f powered flight. Their authors include not only famous writers, but men like Igor Sikorsky, the great aircraft designer, and General Dornberger, scientist in charge of Germany's wartime V-2 rocket development, women like Hanna Reitsch, who flig h t tested rocket-fighters, and Jacqueline Cochran, first woman to fly faster than sound. None of these stories appeared in the original 'Best Flying Stories', which we published before the days of jet propulsion and Kamikazef, and before the 'sou nd b a rrier' became at first dreaded and then abolished by aircraft designers. Each story in this new anthology is put into perspective against the vast background of flying history by a short introductory note from the Editor, who has himself wr itt en mo re than thirty books and innumerable magazine articles on aviation." small area of soiling on front pastedown, very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight browning to edges of boards. dust jacket has been price-c lipp ed, ha s several small archivally taped tears and chips, closed tear and light browning on spine, light browning and a few very small stains on rear panel, now in mylar sleeve. Very Good-/Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
10 Teissier du Cross, Janet. Preface by D.W. Brogan. DIVIDED LOYALTIES. THE EXPERIENCES OF A SCOTSWOMAN IN OCCUPIED FRANCE.
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1964 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
350 pp, 8vo (8 9/16" H). B&w map. "At the outbreak of World War II Madame Teissier du Cros's French husband joined his regiment, leaving his wife, a Scotswoman, alone with their two small sons in a house in the Cevennes in Southern France. In this intimate account of their day-to-day activities from that moment on until the liberation, the author gives an engrossing picture of the French, of daily life under enemy occupation in the provinces and briefly in Paris. Without the slightest trace of self-pity, she describes her determination to survive this long period of hardship. Faced with the growing barrier between herself and her bourgeois parents-in-law, who placed their confidence in Petain, she still managed to retain her relationship with them and to keep her own sense of proportion. Communication with the outside world became increasingly difficult; news of her husband was infrequent; and the lack of nourishment for her children created continual anxiety. At the same time Madame Teissier du Cros's moving record abounds with an appreciation of the provincial landscape and of rural life. The final chapters are alive with excitement as this spirited woman becomes involved with the Maquis, and the sense of exhilaration mounts as the first American troops arrive." Small bump at bottom corner of both boards, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few small edge tears - taped, two small line indentations on front panel, large corner crease on rear flap. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to info@CapricornBooks.ca
Copyright©2017. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by ChrisLands.com

 

 

cookie