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THE RECORD MAKERS OF THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION.  1937 EDITION.  THIRTY-SIXTH ANNIVERSARY SOUVENIR OF THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION.  CONTAINING THE YEARLY AND ALL-TIME RECORDS OF THE LEAGUE.
1 THE RECORD MAKERS OF THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION. 1937 EDITION. THIRTY-SIXTH ANNIVERSARY SOUVENIR OF THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION. CONTAINING THE YEARLY AND ALL-TIME RECORDS OF THE LEAGUE.
L.S. McKenna 1937 Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
64 pp, 6" H. B&w centerfold advertisement for Gluek's Beer of Minneapolis. Records for the American Association from 1902 to 1936, including: Yearly Team Leaders in Batting - Scoring - Holding Opponents to Fewest Runs - Hits - Total Bases - Two Base Hits - Three Base Hits - Home Runs - Sacrifice Hits - Stolen Bases - Bases on Balls - Fewest Strikeouts - Most Strikeouts - Double Plays - Fewest Errors - Batting - Runs Scored; Fielding Leaders in Percentage - Chances Accepted; Leaders in Assists, etc., etc. Interior - very small soft bump at top corner of pages, light toning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - small soiling mark at top of fore-edge of text block, corner crease on rear cover, two other very small soft corner creases on covers, some darkening to edges of text block. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
CASTLES IN SPAIN:  A FLYING TRIP FROM AUSTRALIA TO EUROPE WITH SOME QUIXOTICAL PEREGRINATIONS IN THE IBERIAN PENINSULA IN QUEST OF FACTS., Clune, Frank.
2 Clune, Frank. CASTLES IN SPAIN: A FLYING TRIP FROM AUSTRALIA TO EUROPE WITH SOME QUIXOTICAL PEREGRINATIONS IN THE IBERIAN PENINSULA IN QUEST OF FACTS.
Angus and Robertson, London, (1953), Ist edition. 
240 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, b&w photos, maps. "...(ranges) over a wide variety of scenes, history, and great personaages. The famous Good Friday processions at Seville, the great Prado museum, the caves of Altamira, the gipsies, the appearance of a land still recovering from the ravages of civil war - all these are subjects for Frank Clune's vivid description. He writes, too, of Spain's great past; of the Christian Reconquest after the period of Moorish domination; of Ferdinand and Isabella, the 'Catholic Sovereigns'; of Magellan and Columbus; of Cervantes and El Greco. But whether he is describing the cool glories of Gothic architecture in medieval times or the hot excitement of a bullfight a t the present day, he preserves his happy knack of making the reader share his own sense of curiosity and wonder..." Light edge wear to boards, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, a few scattered tiny foxing marks on front board, very slight bowing to boards. Dust jacket has creasing along top edge, a few tiny to small tears, a few tiny foxing marks, light to moderate edge wear, slight darkening to spine and flap-folds, now protected in mylar sleeve. G+/G 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
3 Cuthbertson, Brian. (John Cabot.) JOHN CABOT & THE VOYAGE OF THE MATTHEW. LIVING HISTORY IN COLOUR.
Halifax, Nova Scotia Formac 1997 0887804160 / 9780887804168 Soft Cover Very Good+ 
72 pp, 9 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photos, reproductions, maps. "The innovative Cabot had the skills and knowledge of a master mariner. Born in Genoa, he lived in Venice and Spain before arriving in Bristol where he sought the support of merchants in his plan for a northerly voyage of discovery. Cabot's background made him the perfect candidate to serve the Bristol merchants and the King of England in their efforts to find a shorter and surer route to the spices and splendour of Cathay. Drawing on paintings, colourful maps and illustrations from Europe's finest museums, (the author) brings to life the places and events that shaped Cabot's life and his age." Interior - very tiny crease at top corner of approx. last 30 pages, otherwise clean and tight. Exterior - minor rubbing. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
BOOKS AND HISTORY.  PHINEAS L. WINDSOR LECTURES IN LIBRARIANSHIP, MONOGRAPH NO.. 13., Downs, Robert B.  Foreword by Herbert Goldhor.
4 Downs, Robert B. Foreword by Herbert Goldhor. BOOKS AND HISTORY. PHINEAS L. WINDSOR LECTURES IN LIBRARIANSHIP, MONOGRAPH NO.. 13.
Urbana-Champaign, Illinois University of Illinois, Graduate School of Library Science 1974 0878450394 / 9780878450398 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - No Jacket - (as issued) 
83 pp, 9 1/4" H. Red cloth with black lettering on spine and front board. The text of four Windsor lectures in librarianship. Contents: Who's On First? The Genesis of Certain Great Scientific Concepts; Historical Reputations Reappraised; Impact of Books on American History; The Great American Success Story; Index. Slight bump at three corners, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light edge wear, slight fading on front board at fore-edge and top edge, tiny soiling mark on rear board. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
5 Floethe, Louise Lee. IF I WERE CAPTAIN.
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1956 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Richard Floethe. 
Unpaginated, 10" H. A [R] on copyright page. Light blue boards, with dark blue decoration on front/rear, dark blue lettering on spine. "In this charming picture book a boy sits day dreaming of all the things he would do if he were captain of the old sailing ship over the fireplace. In his imagination he goes, like Columbus, to lands unknown and far away, seeing these places as a boy might think of them. Jewels of India - camels of Arabia - Indians on a nameless island - it is all a thoroughly childlike dream of adventure. The reader may go with him, quite rapidly, and then go back to see all the fascinating details in the pictures." Gift inscription of front free endpaper, light edge wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners. Dust jacket is clipped at top of front flap, light edge wear and one or two tiny chips and small tear, small label glue residue on front panel, very light browning - mainly on spine and flap-folds, faint water stain at bottom edge near spine - shows mostly on inside surface. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
VOYAGES & DOCUMENTS.  THE WORLD'S CLASSICS SERIES 562., Hakluyt, Richard.  Selected, with introduction and glossary, by Janet Hampden.
6 Hakluyt, Richard. Selected, with introduction and glossary, by Janet Hampden. VOYAGES & DOCUMENTS. THE WORLD'S CLASSICS SERIES 562.
Oxford University Press, London, 1958. 
471 pp, 16mo (6" H), hard cover (dark blue cloth with gold lettering on spine) - no dust jacket. Selections from Haklyut's works, including voyages of the Cabots, Thomas Windham, John Hawkins, Francis Drake, Martin Frobisher, Humphrey Gilbert, John Davis, etc. Waviness to top edge of preliminary and introduction pages, light browning to endpapers and edges of text block, light edge wear to boards, light liquid marks and soiling on front board and fore-edge of rear board. Dust jacke t h a s b e en price-clipped, has light browning, small stains on rear panel, light wear and tiny tears - mainly at top of spine, fading to spine color, small water marks on spine. Good-/Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
HISTORY OF THE COUNTY OF ONTARIO, 1615-1875., Johnson, Leo A.
7 Johnson, Leo A. HISTORY OF THE COUNTY OF ONTARIO, 1615-1875.
Whitby, Ontario Corporation of the County of Ontario 1973 0969099606 / 9780969099604 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Good+ 
386 pp, 4to (10 1/4" H). B&w photographs, maps, drawings, tables. Contents: Foreword; Preface; The Native Peoples; Preparing for Settlement: Treaties and Surveys; Land Grants and Early Settlement, 1790-1820; Pioneer Society, 1790-1820; Immigration and Settlement, 1820-40; The Developing Agarian Society, 1820-40; Social Crisis: Conflict and Rebellion, 1820-40; Mercantile Development: Villages and Roads, 1840-51; Conflicting Vision: Education and Religion, 1840-51; The Creation of Ontario County; Farmer and Master Craftsman, 1851-71; Progress: The Idea and Its Proponents; Responses to Urbanization: Welfare and Education; The Building of the Railways; Social Crisis: Organization for Reform, 1871-75. Small bump at top of both hinges, tiny bump on bottom edge of both boards, small area of light soiling on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, heavy creasing and moderate wear at top/bottom of spine, two small tears at top of spine - archivally taped, old tape on inside of bottom of spine, light rubbing on rear panel. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
ONE GOOD STORY, THAT ONE:  STORIES BY THOMAS KING., King, Thomas.  Inscribed.
8 King, Thomas. Inscribed. ONE GOOD STORY, THAT ONE: STORIES BY THOMAS KING.
HarperPerennial, Toronto, 1993, first edition. 
145 pp, small 8vo (7 13/16" H), soft cover with self-flaps. INSCRIBED ON TITLE PAGE: "FOR LARRY - THANKS FOR THE INTRO (?) GOOD LUCK WITH THE WRITING BEST THOMAS KING". ISBN 0002240009 Ten stories by "one of the first rank of contemporary Native American writers". Contents: One Good Story, That One; Totem; Magpies; Trap Lines; How Corporal Colin Sterling Saved Blossom, Alberta, and Most of the Rest of the World as Well; The One About Coyote Going West; A Seat in the Garden; Joe t h e P a i n t er and the Deer Island Massacre; A Coyote Columbus Story; Borders; Acknowledgements. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor soiling to edges of textblock, tiny very light ink mark on fore-edg e of t e xt bl oc k, m inor rubbing. Very Good+ 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
MOSHE SAFDIE., Kohn, Wendy, editor.  (Moshe Safdie, Michael Sorkin, Paul Goldberger, Peter G. Rowe, Witold Rybczynski.)
9 Kohn, Wendy, editor. (Moshe Safdie, Michael Sorkin, Paul Goldberger, Peter G. Rowe, Witold Rybczynski.) MOSHE SAFDIE.
London Academy Editions 1996 1854904531 / 9781854904539 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Signed by Author
344 pp, folio (13 1/4" H). Signed on half title page: "Moshe Safdie / March 1997". "Influenced by the diverse cultures of Canada, Israel and the USA, Moshe Safdie's architecture displays a richly evolving tectonic and spatial sensibility. During 30 years of practice, he has designed public institutions, housing and mixed-use complexes, and developed designs for both existing urban districts and entirely new citities. In this monograph more than 40 of his projects are illustrated with spectacular photography, original design sketches and text. These works include his seminal Habitat project for the Canadian Expo '67, the National Gallery of Canada, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and Vancouver's Library Square in Caada; the Yad Vashem Children's Holocaust Memorial, the Restoration of the Jewish Quarter, Mamilla Center and Hebrew Union College in the city of Jerusalem; the Skirball Museum and Cultural Center in Los Angeles; and the urban designs for Montreal, Senegal, Singapore and the new city of Modi'in in Israel. Together, they demonstrate the depth of Safdie's work, and an architectural vocabulary full of light and colour. In his essay 'The Language and Medium of Architecture' and in an interview with Wendy Kohn, Moshe Safdie discusses his architecture and influences. Each of the essays, by Michael Sorkin, Paul Goldberger, Witold Rybczynski and Peter G. Rowe, covers a different facet of Safdie's architectural oeuvre." Two tiny dents at top edge of rear board, very minor edge wear. Dust jacket has light rubbing, minor edge wear/wrinkling. 
Price: 225.00 USD
 
 
10 Lunenfeld, Marvin. THE COUNCIL OF THE SANTA HERMANDAD: A STUDY OF THE PACIFICATION FORCES OF FERDINAND AND ISABELLA.
Coral Gables Univesity of Miami Press 1970 0870241435 / 9780870241437 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- 
134 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H). B&w illustrations. "The role of the Council was to govern the Holy Brotherhood, the kingdom-wide police force (of Renaissance Spain). The Council guided the colorful Brotherhood in pacifying Castile, and, while so doing, created a royal army for the conquest of Granada, the prototype of the great Spanish infantry that dominated Europe for centuries. The fact that Queen Isabella borrowed the money for Columbus' voyage from the treasury of the Brotherhood is an incidental, but not insignificant contribution to the Brotherhood in history. (The author) brings into question long-established theories concerning the social groups affected by the police and the extent to which the urban patriciate willingly cooperated with the crown in meeting Council demands. He documents reasons for believing that the Holy Brotherhood remained relatively more independent of royal control than had been previously assumed. He also provides a vivid description of the court, cities, and lawless countryside of fifteenth-century Castile." Previous owner's name on free front endpaper. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light edge wrinkling along top edge, two tiny closed tears with creases, light rubbing. 
Price: 14.95 USD
 
 
CUBA FROM COLUMBUS TO CASTRO.  THIRD EDITION, REVISED., Suchlicki, Jaime.
11 Suchlicki, Jaime. CUBA FROM COLUMBUS TO CASTRO. THIRD EDITION, REVISED.
Brassey's, Washington, 1990, 3rd edition, revised. 
246 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0080374506 "Besides providing a concise and readable analysis of Cuba's development since the landing of Columbus, (the author) speculates on Cuba's future role in hemispheric affairs, in southern Africa, and among the dwindling communist nations of the world. Special attention is paid to the causes, evolution, and direction of the Castro revolution and, of course, to Cuba's tense relationship with the United States. From the ru le of the Spanish to the overthrow of Batista to Castro's present difficulties with a changing Kremlin, (this book) goes beyond a mere description of important events. With an engaging style that brings an exciting history to life, it provide s a d e tailed and sophisticated understanding of the Cuba of yesterday, today, and tomorrow." Dust jacket has very light rubbing. Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
HAUNTED CEMETERIES: TRUE TALES FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE., Thay, Edrick.
12 Thay, Edrick. HAUNTED CEMETERIES: TRUE TALES FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE.
Ghost House / Lone Pine, Edmonton, AB, 2004, first edition. 
200 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), soft cover. ISBN 1894877608 B&w photographs. Hauntings cover: El Campo Santo Cemetery, San Diego; Gypsies Cemetery, Crown Point, Indiana; Drummond Hill Cemetery, Niagara Falls, Ontario; Bachelor's Grove, Chicago; Christ Ch urch Cemetery, St. Simons Island, Georgia; The Valley of the Kings, Egypt; The Cemeteries of Athens, Athens, Ohio; Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Hollywood; Burkholder Cemetery, Hamilton, Ontario; The Stepp Cemetery, Monroe County, Indiana; Yorba C e m e t ery, Yorba Linda, California; Mount Carmel Cemetery; Chicago; Silver Cliff Cemetery; Colorado; The Salem Witch, Massachusetts; Oakland Cemetry, Atlanta, Georgia; Greenwood Cemetery, Decatur, Illinois; Camp Chase Cemetery, Columbus, Ohio; B uc ks po rt C emetery, Maine; Photograph Monument, Murray County, Georgia. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - one tony soft corner crease. Near Fine 
Price: 14.00 USD
 
 
THE SUGAR ISLANDS:  A COLLECTION OF PIECES WRITTEN ABOUT THE WEST INDIES BETWEEN 1928 AND 1953., Waugh, Alec.
13 Waugh, Alec. THE SUGAR ISLANDS: A COLLECTION OF PIECES WRITTEN ABOUT THE WEST INDIES BETWEEN 1928 AND 1953.
Cassell, London, 1958, first edition. 
319 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map. "The book is divided into four parts. In the first, the author gives an idea of the background of the West Indies by drawing a detailed picture of the colourful life of Martinique. He then goes on to the history of the islands from the time of their discovery by Columbus at the end of the 15th century; the 16th-century Spanish rule which saw the extermination of the aborigines in the Greater Antilles, the introduction of sugar cane, and the notorious slave trade with the Guinea Coast; the 17th-century challenge of France and England when the Leeward and Windward Islands were disputed - the age of buccaneers; the prosperity and battles of the 18th century, and the movement of id eas with the French Revolution, which led to the liberation of the slaves and the decline of the islands as the planters returned to Europe. He tells the story of a 17th-century Frenchman who joined the famous pirates of Tortuga, and the h i s t o r y o f the long bloodbath that prceeded the declaration of independence of Haiti, the Black Republic. The second part of the book comprises four character sketches, including three stories of black magic, and two sections deal with the i nd iv id ua l ch a rm a nd interest of each of the islands: Montserrat, Barbados, Anguilla, Trinidad, St. Vincent, Tortola, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Saba, Antigua, Dominica and Puerto Rico." Slight rub/scuff to fore-edge of textblock (approx. firs t 4 0 p age s), a fe w tin y s oiling marks on boards, tiny dint at top edge of front board, minor scuff on bottom of textblock. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, browning on s pine and fla p-f olds , ligh t so iling - mainly on rear panel. Very Good/Good+ 
Price: 17.50 USD
 


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