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A LITERARY & HISTORICAL ATLAS OF ASIA.  EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY NO. 633., Bartholomew, J.G.
1 Bartholomew, J.G. A LITERARY & HISTORICAL ATLAS OF ASIA. EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY NO. 633.
London J.M. Dent & Sons Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
226 pp, 6 7/8" H. No publication date, but an early edition as there is no mention of the First World War. Map endpapers, decorated title page. Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w maps, plus 10 plates depicting coins. "(T)he present volume deals with the countries of Asia, whose history and geography, and whose possibilities great and grave, are alike reflected in the maps and charts that follow. When Queen Elizabeth (I) granted to certain merchants of London a charter that gave them a roving commission to trade in the East Indies, she could not foresee the immense developments that were to rise from that adventurous commerce between east and west. The successive maps of India with their frontier changes mark the gradual advance of an old world toward the new one knit by powerful mutual ties to the Isle of Britain; and recently we have seen what it is to be hoped will open a greater era for those regions, marked by a return to the old captial of Delhi, and a resuming of ancient rites which first gained their symbolism in those lands. But Asia, as Japan has taught us and as China will undoubtedly teach us again, has her own destiny to bear out, apart from our European interests and politics; and it is in that aspect we need to study her on the lines laid down and made clear and positive in this volume. It is not the military records, the charts of mutinies and battle-fields, interesting as they are, which are alone important; but those showing the conditions, physical and climatic, of the country; the dispersion of the tongues, the sites of the old religions, the wealth and tillage of the earth with its fruits, grain and minerals, its rice fields and tea plantations; the prevalance of rain, sun and trade-winds; and the course of the sea-roads that affect its human and industrial life...In this Asian Atlas, of small dimensions as it requires to be to fit its pocket, Irkutsk in the north, 'far Mandalay', the details of the East and West Indies, the route of Marco Polo, coasts like the Carnatic, towns like Lucknow and Cawnpore, Lhasa, 'the Forbidden City' of Tibet, and Matsuye, the old capital of Idzumo, which Lafcadio Hearn describes, all have their record." Includes "A Brief Survey of the Coinages of Asia from the Earliest Times to the Present Day" by J. Allan, "A Gazetteer of Towns and Places in Asia having an Historic Interest" and an Index. Slight fading to spine color, small are of minor color loss on top of text block, very light browning to edges of text block, minor edge wear, small dplit in paper of front inside hinge, browning to pages 110/111 due to laid in newspaper clipping, slight browning to free endpapers - tiny foxing mark on front endpaper. Dust jacket has very light edge wear, light fading to spine and flap-fold color, small tear at botom of spine, very tiny white mark on front panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
WALL OF ENGLAND: THE CHANNEL'S 2000 YEARS OF HISTORY., Brandford, Ernle.
2 Brandford, Ernle. WALL OF ENGLAND: THE CHANNEL'S 2000 YEARS OF HISTORY.
Country Life, London, 1966, first edition. 
112 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, b&w photographs, reproductions. "(V)ividly describes how the 350-mile-long English Channel has moulded the fate of Britian since, some 8,000 years ago, the Atlantic tide-race eventually severed our island from the Continent. Through the centuries it has been the moat against many enemies, the arena of battling navies, the highway of trade, the jumping-off point for countless ventures across the world, the way of life of a great maritime race. On the 'Chops of the Channel' Britain has fought not only against the might of foreigners - French, Spanish, Dutch - but also against the natural hazards of gale and fog. Throughout the long Age of Sail and after, na v a l n e e ds and the demands of traders decided the varying fortunes of towns and dockyards of the coast - the Cinque Ports, Southampton, Portsmouth, Plymouth - and it was a passion for the 'new-fangled sea bathing' that started the growth of the ' wa te r in g re sorts' from former fishing villages. (The author) tells of the activities of the press gang, the long struggles between smugglers and Excisemen and the spread of the sport of yachting in the 'off-shore island of Europe'....No lon ger th e s up rem e bas tion against an enemy in these days of nuclear threat, the English Channel, whose last great occasion was the D-Day invasion of Normandy, is restricted to battles of trade." Light soiling on top/bottom edges of boards, two smal l bu mps to bott om edg e of rear board, very light edge wear. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor wear at bottom of spine, light fading to spine color. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
DISCOVERY: THE QUEST FOR THE GREAT SOUTH LAND., Estensen, Miriam.
3 Estensen, Miriam. DISCOVERY: THE QUEST FOR THE GREAT SOUTH LAND.
Conway Maritime Press, London, 1999, first edition. 
286 pp, small 8vo (7 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0851777694 B&w illustrations, colour plates. "Six centuries before the birth of Christ, people began to imagine an immense land at the bottom of the world, a land of marvels, of enormo us wealth and mystery. 'Discovery' is the story of the quest which compelled men in small ships to traverse unknown seas, to endure extraordinary hardships, to slowly unveil the sixth continent. The story begins among Greek philosophers on the s h o res of the Mediterranean. It ends two millenia later in the vast Southern Ocean. Lucidly and concisely, Miriam Estensen tells an absorbing tale of mapmakers and lonely caravels, Spanish hidalgos and Dutch merchants, remote coasts and castawa ys , bu ccaneers and dreamers. At the heart of 'Discovery' is the power of a myth and the adventures and sacrifices of those who pursued it, for this is the story of how an imagined place was made real, how the speculations of visionaries became Te rra I nco gnita and then Australia." Place, date and signature in ink on verso of free front endpaper; small area of waviness at fore-edge of page leaf 35/36; small area of light soiling on fore-edge of text block, light waviness/soft wrinkling in top ma rgin of pages 5 to 8; very light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very small dint on front hinge. Very Good-/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
4 Lamb, James B. ON THE TRIANGLE RUN.
Macmillan, Toronto, (1986), first edition. 
236 pp., 8vo., hard cover in dust jacket. Takes us back to those terrible, exciting, stand together years of the Second World War. Lamb, who commanded a minesweeper and a Corvette, tells the story of the Canadian Navy's battles in the waters off C anada's coasts. Illustrated. Top corners of boards bumped, approx last 50 pages have a crease, and minor spotting on ffep. Dj has minor edge wear. VG/VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BIRDS OF THE WEST JAMES BAY AND SOUTHERN HUDSON BAY COASTS.  NATIONAL MUSEUM OF CANADA BULLETIN NO. 125., Manning, T.H.
5 Manning, T.H. BIRDS OF THE WEST JAMES BAY AND SOUTHERN HUDSON BAY COASTS. NATIONAL MUSEUM OF CANADA BULLETIN NO. 125.
Ottawa Department of Resources and Development 1952 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
114 pp, 9 3/4" H. B&w photographs, tables, small fold-out map. "This paper is primarily a report on the birds seen and collected by (the author and his) assistants along the west James Bay and southern Hudson Bay coasts in 1947, and near the Moose River estuary in 1949. As a result of the work done in 1947 and 1949, over 750 specimens of birds - have been added to the collections of the National Museum of Canada. To the observations made during these two years, (he has) added the available published and unpublished reports for the coast from Moose Factory to Nelson River and an adjacent strip of hinerland about 15 miles wide. Thus the numerous records from the environs of Moose Factory, Moosonee, Attawapiskat, Fort Severn, and York Factory, all places on the tidal estuaries, are included." Contents: Introduction - Previous ornithological work in region; Description of the region; Systematic list; References cited. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - book slight cocked, tiny dent and soft corner crease on front cover, light wear at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
MAINE BEAUTIFUL.  A PICTORIAL RECORD COVERING ALL THE COUNTIES OF MAINE, WITH TEXT BETWEEN., Nutting, Wallace.  With poems by Mildred Hobbs.
6 Nutting, Wallace. With poems by Mildred Hobbs. MAINE BEAUTIFUL. A PICTORIAL RECORD COVERING ALL THE COUNTIES OF MAINE, WITH TEXT BETWEEN.
Framingham, Massachusetts Old America Company 1924 First Edition Hard Cover Good Signed by Author
302 pp, 10 3/16" H. Green cloth, profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings. Signed by author on front free endpaper. Section headings: Explanatory; Maine; The Approaches to Maine; Maps of Maine (provides text only); The Coast of Maine; Maine from Kittery to Portland; Passama-quoddy Bay; Maine's Mountain Regions; The Lakes and Streams of Maine; Old Maine Mills; Canoeing in Maine; The Trees of Maine; Ornamental and Fruit Trees; Maine Apple Blossoms; Maine in Winter; Attractive Maine Villages; Some Maine Cities; Let Us Go Down Into Maine!; A National Asset; Something Not Beautiful; Vacationing in Maine; The Setting of a Cottage; The Country Parsonage; Welcome Home; Old Dwellings in Maine; Wells and Springs; The Superiority of Country Life; What Explorers Thought of Maine; The Romance of the Kennebec; A Wonderful Old Edifice; Dwellings at Kittery; The Empire of Aroostook; View Points in Maine; Truth and Beauty; Hidden Things Come to Light; Superlatives; The Future of Maine; Comment on Line Drawings; Some of the Pictures in Detail; Acknowledgements; Index. Small word in ink at top of front pastedown, very light soiling on top/bottom of text block, slight toning to edges of text block, light edge wear at corners and top/bottom of spine, slight separation between some page gatherings but holding firmly, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, some loss of gold on front board title block, slight fading to spine color, some slight variation in color on boards, a few very light stains on spine and rear board. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
ENSOR'S ENDEAVOUR:  A BIOGRAPHY OF WING COMMANDER MICK ENSOR DSO & BAR, DFC & BAR, AFC, RNZAF & RAF., Orange, Vincent.  (Mick Ensor.)
7 Orange, Vincent. (Mick Ensor.) ENSOR'S ENDEAVOUR: A BIOGRAPHY OF WING COMMANDER MICK ENSOR DSO & BAR, DFC & BAR, AFC, RNZAF & RAF.
London Grub Street 1994 0898697043 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine John Crisp, dust jacket art. 
190 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs, maps. Mick Ensor "learned to fly in New Zealand and joined 500 Squadron at Bircham Newton, Norfolk in 1941. Having survived several dangerous operations in Blenheims over the North Sea and the French coast, Mick first earned fame on his second Hudson operation in January, 1942, attacking three German ships at mast height. During 1942, he hunted U-boats over the Atlantic from Stornoway and then took part in Operation Torch, the Allied invasion of North Africa. Mick destroyed U-259 on 15 November in one of the war's most dramatic attacks. After six months at Coastal Command HQ, sharing his front-line experience with experts conducting the vital Battle of the Atlantic, Mick returned to operations with 224 Squadron in July 1943. After the war, Mick flew 200 mission in the Berlin Airlift and served for a couple of years with the US Navy, flying patrols off the Russian and Japanese coasts during the Korean War. He flew jets and gliders with equal aplomb before returning home to New Zealand in 1967." Dust jacket has minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
ENSOR'S ENDEAVOUR:  A BIOGRAPHY OF WING COMMANDER MICK ENSOR DSO & BAR, DFC & BAR, AFC, RNZAF & RAF., Orange, Vincent.  (Mick Ensor.)
8 Orange, Vincent. (Mick Ensor.) ENSOR'S ENDEAVOUR: A BIOGRAPHY OF WING COMMANDER MICK ENSOR DSO & BAR, DFC & BAR, AFC, RNZAF & RAF.
London Grub Street 1994 0898697043 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good John Crisp, dust jacket art. 
190 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs, maps. Mick Ensor "learned to fly in New Zealand and joined 500 Squadron at Bircham Newton, Norfolk in 1941. Having survived several dangerous operations in Blenheims over the North Sea and the French coast, Mick first earned fame on his second Hudson operation in January, 1942, attacking three German ships at mast height. During 1942, he hunted U-boats over the Atlantic from Stornoway and then took part in Operation Torch, the Allied invasion of North Africa. Mick destroyed U-259 on 15 November in one of the war's most dramatic attacks. After six months at Coastal Command HQ, sharing his front-line experience with experts conducting the vital Battle of the Atlantic, Mick returned to operations with 224 Squadron in July 1943. After the war, Mick flew 200 mission in the Berlin Airlift and served for a couple of years with the US Navy, flying patrols off the Russian and Japanese coasts during the Korean War. He flew jets and gliders with equal aplomb before returning home to New Zealand in 1967." Book is Fine. Dust jacket has a crease at top of front panel, very light rubbing, two tiny dents on front hinge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
9 Paterson, T.W. BRITISH COLUMBIA SHIPWRECKS.
Langley, B.C. Stagecoach Publishing 1976 0889830053 / 9780889830059 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good- 
195 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. "The rugged coasts and rivers of British Columbia, Alaska and the Arctic Ocean have exacted a heavy toll of ships and seamen during the past 200 years. During this time, hundreds of vessels and thousands of lives have been lost to storms, uncharted reefs, treacherous currents and primitive navigational aids. Shipwreck, piracy, heroism and infamy; all have played their roles on this stormy stage of sea, ice and river rapid. (The author) covers the more spectacular of these ship disasters from the so-called 'mystery wrecks' to the comical salvage of the poor 'Nanette'. Previous owner's name in ink on front pastedown, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling/rubbing, several small edge tears archivally taped, wrinkling on spine. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
10 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
 
 
PHOENIX FEATHERS: A COLLECTION OF MYTHICAL MONSTERS., Silverberg, Barbara, editor.  Frank R. Stockton, Frederick Engelhardt, Edward Topsell, John Wyndham, Kenneth Grahame, Theodore Sturgeon, Larry Niven, E. Nesbit, Lewis Varthema, Herb Lehrman, Marco Polo, Herodotus, Ctesias, Alf Laylah Wa Laylah, et al.
11 Silverberg, Barbara, editor. Frank R. Stockton, Frederick Engelhardt, Edward Topsell, John Wyndham, Kenneth Grahame, Theodore Sturgeon, Larry Niven, E. Nesbit, Lewis Varthema, Herb Lehrman, Marco Polo, Herodotus, Ctesias, Alf Laylah Wa Laylah, et al. PHOENIX FEATHERS: A COLLECTION OF MYTHICAL MONSTERS.
New York E.P. Dutton 1973 0525369856 / 9780525369851 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
206 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H). B&w reproductions of old prints. Contents: Introduction; The Griffin (The Arimaspi and the Griffins / Griffins in the Land of Bachary / The Giffin and the Minor Canon); The Kraken (From Polypus on the Coasts of Norway / The Largest Sea-Monster in the World / The Kraken); The Dragon (The Greatest Among Serpents / Chinese Puzzle / The Reluctant Dragon); The Unicorn (From Certain Wild Asses / On the Nature of Unicorns / Unicorns in Mecca / The Ancient Last / The Silken-Swift); The Roc (The Enormous Bird of Madeigascar / The Second Voyage of Sindbad the Seaman / Bird in the Hand); The Basilisk (The Origin of the Basilisk / The Vienna Basilisk); The Phoenix (The Sacred Bird of Heliopolis / The Egg); For Further Reading. Previous owner's name and date in ink on front pastedown, top corner of half-title page is clipped, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, scattered tiny light foxing marks on edges of text block - mainly at top. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling, a few tiny chips, small edge tear, slight darkening to spine, light browning, slight soiling, a few tiny foxing marks. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
SHIPWRECKS OF THE BRISTOL CHANNEL., Smith, Graham.
12 Smith, Graham. SHIPWRECKS OF THE BRISTOL CHANNEL.
Countryside Books, Newbury, Berkshire, 1991, first edition. 
128 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), soft cover. ISBN 185306153 B&w map, photographs, reproductions. "Over the centuries, the Bristol Channel, with one of the highest tidal ranges in the world and opening out to the fury of the Atlantic Ocean, has seen the en d of many a fine ship. Both English and Welsh coasts have their own particular hazards, including the cruel chain of reefs, rocks and cliffs from Hartland Point to Bridgwater Bay and the treacherous Gower Coast. (This book) tells the stor i e s b e h i n d some of the most dramatic and unusual of these disasters. Lundy Island, for centuries the haunt of smugglers and pirates, was the scene in 1906 of the spectacular wreck of HMS Montague, a first class battleship of 14,000 tons. T he s ch o on er G ip sy brought the entire port of Bristol to a standstill in 1878 when she ran aground in the Avon Gorge. Locked in the holds of the Admiralty tender Caesar, 68 victims of the press gang drowned when she was driven onto the rock s o f P wll du He ad in 176 0. In 1883, the two daughters of the Mumbles lighthouse keeper stood in the raging sea, hauling survivors of the stricken lifeboat Wolverhampton from the waves. Graham Smith brings these and many more stories to life, reca llin g th e c hara cte rs who man ned these working vessels and the more unusual ships of this busy waterway. For this is an account not only of the ships that foundered but also of the courage and heroism displayed by seamen and those who ris ked t heir lives to save them ." Int erio r - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor wear at corners and top/bottom of spine, tiny scuff on spine edge, two small soft creases on front cover. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
13 Young, George. (Inscribed by author.) THE SHORT TRIANGLE. A STORY OF THE SEA AND MEN WHO GO DOWN TO IT IN SHIPS.
Queensland, Nova Scotia Self-published 1991 0920454011 / 9780920454015 8th Printing Stapled in Wraps Very Good Inscribed By Author
79 pp, 8 15/16" H. In dust wrapper which repeats design on front cover. Inscribed on page 5: "For ____ and ________; With the Warmest Wishes of the Author, George Young of Queensland N.S. Christmas, 2001." B&w photographs, drawing. "The Short Triangle was an area bounded by drawing a line from Cape Race Newfoundland to Cape Hatteras then, to Bermuda and, back to Cape Race. Many a fierce engagement took place in these waters and this then, is the story of one. Sometimes, convoys moved on their errands unmolested for several weeks at a time but, when the submarines of the enemy pounced, they usually did so with a vengeance. This narrative is based upon events that actually took place. The ships names are of those who were there. The author was there also." A fictionalized version of events that took place in the summer of 1942 off the coasts of New England and Nova Scotia. Interior - minor rust on staples, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small crease at top of spine. 
Price: 14.00 USD
 


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