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THE WEXFORD: ELUSIVE SHIPWRECK OF THE GREAT STORM, 1913., Carroll, Paul.  Foreword by David L. Trotter.  Article by Tim Cumming.  Appendix by David Bannister.
1 Carroll, Paul. Foreword by David L. Trotter. Article by Tim Cumming. Appendix by David Bannister. THE WEXFORD: ELUSIVE SHIPWRECK OF THE GREAT STORM, 1913.
Dundurn, Toronto, 2010, first edition. 
326 pp, 9" H, soft cover. ISBN 9781554887361 B&w photographs, maps, plan, colour plates. Chapter headings: Historical Perspectives: Great Britain to the Great Lakes; The Skipper's Log; The Final Voyage; The Crew List, November 1913; A Memorial: November 16, 1913; Weather Forecasting in 1913: Descriptions of the Storm; The Carnage of the Storm; The Aftermath: Consequences Abound; The Goderich Inquest; Searching for the 'Wexford'; The Wreck Today; The Plunder of the 'Wexford'; Remembering the 'Wexford', November 11, 2000; Appendices; Notes; Bibliography; Index; About the Artists; About the Author. Inside - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright, slight waviness to top/bttom edges of text bloc k. Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
UPPER CANADIAN IMPRINTS, 1801-1841:  A BIBLIOGRAPHY., Fleming, Patricia Lockhart.  Foreword by Marianne Scott.
2 Fleming, Patricia Lockhart. Foreword by Marianne Scott. UPPER CANADIAN IMPRINTS, 1801-1841: A BIBLIOGRAPHY.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1988 0802025854 / 9780802025852 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good 
556 pp, 11" H. Tan cloth with black and red lettering/banding on spine and front board - no dust jacket (as issued). "(T)he first comprehensive analytical bibliography of Upper Canadian imprints, providing a full range of descriptive bibliographical information taken from originals located in more than fifty collections in Canada, the United States, and Great Britain. The bibiliography identifies all types of material - books, pamphlets, government documents, serials, broadsides, and printed ephemera - and contains extensive notes, valuable to the support of many types of Canadian reseach." Contents: Foreword; Acknowledgement; Introduction; Symbols; Other Sources; Upper Canadian Imprints; Appendix A: Newspapers; Appendix B: Journals; Appendix C: Imprints Not Located; Name Index; Title Index; Genre and Subject Index; Trades Index; Place of Publication Index; Language Index. Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very small bump to top rear corner, bump to bottom corner of both boards, very small light stain on rear board. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
THE POLAR PASSION:  THE QUEST FOR THE NORTH POLE.  WITH SELECTIONS FROM ARCTIC JOURNALS., Mowat, Farley.  (Thorgisl Orrabeinsfostri, Robert Bylot, William Baffin, Elisha Kent Kane, Charels Francis Hall, George Tyson, Adolphus Greely, Fridtjof Nansen, Frederick Cook.)
3 Mowat, Farley. (Thorgisl Orrabeinsfostri, Robert Bylot, William Baffin, Elisha Kent Kane, Charels Francis Hall, George Tyson, Adolphus Greely, Fridtjof Nansen, Frederick Cook.) THE POLAR PASSION: THE QUEST FOR THE NORTH POLE. WITH SELECTIONS FROM ARCTIC JOURNALS.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1967 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
303 pp, 12 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated with reproductions, drawings, maps, photographs. Contents: Foreword; The First Steps North: The Saga of Thorgisl Orrabeinsfostri c. 997 A.D.; The Bay of Disbelief: The Fifth Voyage of Robert Bylot and Wm. Baffin, 1616; A Moth to the Flame: Elisha Kent Kane, Arctic Explorations, 1853-55; Life on an Ice-Floe: Charles Francis Hall, Life Among the Esquimaux, 1865 / George Tyson, Wonderful Drift, 1871-73; Lieut. Greely Sees It Through: Adolphus Greely, Three Years of Arctic Service, 1881-84; The Inland Ice: Fridtjof Nansen, The First Crossing of Greenland, 1888; The Passion Quickens: A Survey - 1892-1906; The Top of the World: Frederick Cook, My Attainment of the Pole, 1907-08; Epilogue; Sources and Acknowledgements; Index. Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, two very tiny stains on top of text block, very light edge wear. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/creasing, a few small edge tears and chips - tears archivally taped, light fading to spine color, light rubbing a few small faint foxing marks on inside. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
IN ZULULAND: WITH THE BRITISH THROUGHOUT THE WARS OF 1879., Norris-Newman, Charles L.
4 Norris-Newman, Charles L. IN ZULULAND: WITH THE BRITISH THROUGHOUT THE WARS OF 1879.
Greenhill, London, 1988, facsimile of the 1880 edition. 
343 pp, 8vo 8 3/4" H, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1853670030 B&w maps/battle plans, reproductions. "(A) classic eyewitness account of the Anglo-Zulu War. The author was a man of action and a writer who had remarkable insight into contemporar y attitudes. His account of the first phase of the famous campaign is the only one by a professional journalist, and it includes descriptions of the massacre at Isandlwana and the heroic defence of Rorke's Drift. As Special Correspondent for th e L ondon 'Standard', (he) joined Lord Chelmsford's Centre Column and attached himself to the officers of the Natal Native Contingent. He was the first man across when the column entered Zulu territory on 11 January, and he witnessed the opening s ho t s of the campaign at the storming of Sihayo's Kraal. When Lord Chelmsford set out on reconnaissance from the doomed camp at Islandlwana on the 22nd, Norris-Newman was with him; he gives a vivid and powerful account of the events of that day, c ulm in at ing in the return to the site of the massacre and a night spent camped among the dead. (He) also witnessed the aftermath of Rorke's Drift, later accompanying the Eshowe Relief column. Present at the battle of Gingindhlovu, he was the fir st m an to reach the besieged garrison. Originally published in 1880, (this book) has been the foundation for many subsequent studies of the Zulu campaign and presents the full contemporary record." Small Christmas gift inscription on free front e ndpap er. D ust jacket has some minor rubbing, minor edge wrinkling. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE HISTORY OF THE GREEN HOWARDS:  THREE HUNDRED YEARS OF SERVICE., Powell, Geoffrey and Powell, John.  Foreword by His Majesty Harald V, King of Norway.
5 Powell, Geoffrey and Powell, John. Foreword by His Majesty Harald V, King of Norway. THE HISTORY OF THE GREEN HOWARDS: THREE HUNDRED YEARS OF SERVICE.
Barnsley Leo Cooper 2002 0850528577 / 9780850528572 Revised and Enlarged Edition. Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ 
316 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions, maps, colour plates, uniform studies. "Raised in 1688 as 'Colonel Lutrell's Regiment of Foot' in response to the supplanting of King James II by William of Orange, there began three centuries of service to the nation with the regiment becoming one of the finest in the British Army. Here for the first time is the whole story from the raising in 1688 to present day deployment with equal emphasis to all periods of its service. In it (the authors) reveal many fresh aspects of the Green Howard's history, in particular the little covered inter-war and post-1945 decades." Book is Fine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling and minor rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
6 Powell, Geoffrey. Foreword by His Majesty Harald V, King of Norway. THE HISTORY OF THE GREEN HOWARDS: THREE HUNDRED YEARS OF SERVICE.
London Arms and Armour 1992 1854091492 / 9781854091499 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
287 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions, maps, colour plates. "Raised in 1688 as 'Colonel Lutrell's Regiment of Foot' in response to the supplanting of King James II by William of Orange, there began three centuries of service to the nation with the regiment becoming one of the finest in the British Army. Here for the first time is the whole story from the raising in 1688 to present day deployment with equal emphasis to all periods of its service. (R)eveals many fresh aspects of the Green Howard's history, covering new ground in particular on the little covered inter-war and post-1945 decades." Minor scuff on rear board, photocopy of newspaper article about Private Henry Tandey VC, taped to front pastedown. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling and is clean and bright. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
AMERICAN SOAP MAKER'S GUIDE: AN UP TO DATE TREATISE ON THE ART AND SCIENCE OF THE MANUFACTURE OF SOAPS, CANDLES AND ALLIED TOILET PREPARATIONS.  (SOAPMAKER'S)., Stanislaus, I.V. Stanley and Meerbott, P.B.
7 Stanislaus, I.V. Stanley and Meerbott, P.B. AMERICAN SOAP MAKER'S GUIDE: AN UP TO DATE TREATISE ON THE ART AND SCIENCE OF THE MANUFACTURE OF SOAPS, CANDLES AND ALLIED TOILET PREPARATIONS. (SOAPMAKER'S).
New York Henry Carey Baird 1928 Hard Cover Good 
709 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w illustrations, tables. From the title page: "The Most Complete and Exhaustive Book in the English Language. Partly Based on Brannt's Soapmaker's Hand Book". Chapter headings: Historical Review; Raw Materials Used in the Manufacture of Soap; Modern Views on Soap; Occurrence and Manner of Obtaining and Purifying Fats and Oils - Fat Rendering; Manufacture and Uses of Sulphonated Oils and the Hydrogenation of Oils; Substitutes for the Higher Fatty Acids and Soaps; Examination of Fats and Oils; Fats, Oils, Fatty Acids and Rosin Used in the Manufacture of Soap; General Tests for Determining the Purity of Oils; Alkalis; Testing of Soda and Potash; Auxiliary Raw Materials; Machines and Utensils for the Manufacture of Soap; Production of Soaps; Hard Soaps; Hard Soaps (Continued). Semi-Boiled Soaps; Domestic Soaps by the Cold Process and Semi-Warm Process; Soft Soaps; Textile Soaps; Washing Powders and Allied Products; Toilet Soaps; Testing Soaps; Volatile Oils and Other Materials Used for Perfuming Soaps; Artificial Perfumes and Proximate Principles of Plants; Art of Perfuming Soaps; Candles; Cold Creams, Massage Creams and Facial Lotions; Dental Preparations: Solid, Semi-Solid and Liquid; Useful Tables; Index. Book is cracked in two places - pages holding firmly, small light stain in bottom margin of pages 250 & 251, small pice torn from bottom corner of two page leaves, slight waviness to edges of text block, light to moderate edge wear, a few tiny soiling marks on covers, light rubbing to covers, browning to edges of text block. 
Price: 100.00 USD
 


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