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THE COMPLETE HOUSE DETECTIVE:  AN ONTARIO HOUSE AND ITS HISTORY., Badone, Donalda.
1 Badone, Donalda. THE COMPLETE HOUSE DETECTIVE: AN ONTARIO HOUSE AND ITS HISTORY.
Erin, Ontario Boston Mills 1988 0919783716 / 9780919783713 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ 
80 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w maps, photographs, reproductions. "The author uncovered the story of her own 150 year old house. Here she takes you step by step through her investigation and shows you how to do the same. A complete guide to where to go and how to find all the information you need to become your own house detective." Contents: Types and Varieties of Early Ontario Houses; Investigation 34 Avondale Avenue, Willowdale; Ways of Investigating a Property in Ontario; Bibliography; Acknowledgements; About the Author. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor rubbing. 
Price: 14.00 USD
 
 
2 Denhez, Marc. THE CANADIAN HOME: FROM CAVE TO ELECTRONIC COCOON.
Toronto Durndurn Press 1997 1550022024 / 9781550022025 2nd Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Inscribed By Author
256 pp, 11 1/4" H. Inscribed by the author on half title page: "In appreciation / Marc Denhez / 1998". B&w photographs, plans, drawings, reproductions. "(This book) is about fashion, politics, social mores, innovation, imagination, and technology. Prehistoric Inuit homes with windows of stretched seal guts, the log cabin, the bungalow, the R-2000 house, habitations in space - Denhez examines the ways and wherefores of them all." Dust jacket has minor edgewear/rubbing, light wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE CANADIAN HOME:  FROM CAVE TO ELECTRONIC COCOON., Denhez, Marc.
3 Denhez, Marc. THE CANADIAN HOME: FROM CAVE TO ELECTRONIC COCOON.
Toronto Durndurn Press 1994 1550022024 / 9781550022025 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Inscribed By Author
256 pp, 11 1/4" H. Inscribed by the author on half title page: "With Best Wishes / Marc Denhez". B&w photographs, plans, drawings, reproductions. "(This book) is about fashion, politics, social mores, innovation, imagination, and technology. Prehistoric Inuit homes with windows of stretched seal guts, the log cabin, the bungalow, the R-2000 house, habitations in space - Denhez examines the ways and wherefores of them all." Slight bump at bottom of spine, tiny scuff on bottom edge of both boards. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
AMPLE MANSIONS:  THE VICEREGAL RESIDENCES OF THE CANADIAN PROVINCES., Hubbard, R.H.  Foreword by Her Excellency, Jeanne Sauve.
4 Hubbard, R.H. Foreword by Her Excellency, Jeanne Sauve. AMPLE MANSIONS: THE VICEREGAL RESIDENCES OF THE CANADIAN PROVINCES.
Ottawa University of Ottawa Pres 1989 0776602772 / 9780776602776 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ 
237 pp, oblong (9 1/4" H x 12 1/4" D). Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, repro-ductions. "The viceregal residences of the Canadian provinces mirror the idiosyncrasies of their inhabitants, and the tastes and talents of the architects, builders, gardeners, furniture makers and decorators who created them. In 'Ample Mansions' you will see the finest - and sometimes the worst - of Canadian style. There's no shortage of pomp in our viceregal history, but Dr. Hubbard's scholarly and sprightly text goes behind the scenes too, where there's plenty of room for rot and mildew, plugged drains and erratic staff. There are ample mansions crumbling from neglect, ample mansions consumed in conflagrations, ample mansions falling victim to political spats - and ample mansions rising in new splendour." Fine book. Dust jacket has three small areas of minor rubbing on rear panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
NOVA SCOTIA SKETCH BOOK & VANISHING HALIFAX.  2 VOLUMES., Jenson, L.B.
5 Jenson, L.B. NOVA SCOTIA SKETCH BOOK & VANISHING HALIFAX. 2 VOLUMES.
Halifax, Nova Scotia Petheric Press Card covers in cerlox binding. Very Good+ Very Good+ L.B. Jenson. 
2 volumes - oblong (7" H x 10" D). Unpaginated, profusely illustrated with the author/artists's detailed drawings of buildings, architectural details, streetscapes, ships, landscapes, maps, etc. depicting Nova Scotia scenes. "Nova Scotia Sketch Book" is the Second Edition, copyright 1969. "Vanishing Halifax" is the Fifth Printing, 1970, ISBN 919380026. Both books are clean and have very minor wear at card corners at cerlox binding. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
6 Litvinov, Ivy. HIS MASTER'S VOICE: A DETECTIVE STORY.
London Gollancz 1973 0575016884 / 9780575016880 Revised Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
192 pp, 8vo (8" H). "(A) police procedral novel that is, in itself, a marvellous evocation of Moscow during the late 1920s. The murder takes place in a smallish building that serves as porter's lodge to one of those huge faceless blocks of workers' dwellings, so typical of the period. The dead man - a rather unpleasant character - is killed by a knife wound in his jugular vein after he has been listening to a gramaphone record of Chaliapin singing the Volga Boat Song. The investigation is made by a senior police officer, District Procurator Nikulin, and Mrs Litvinov conforms to the very welcome modern habit of showing us something of the life and feelings of her splendidly realised policeman. The investigation which shows the reader several aspects of Moscow life, including the Ballet backstage, is again modern in its routine but it is no less gripping for that, and the writing throughout has an endearingly unsophisticated quality. The atmosphere of a Russian winter, and of the streets and buildings of Moscow in the twenties is wonderfully captured. The book was first published in 1930. Mrs. Litvinov has now added a fascinating Epilogue in which she relates how she came to write the story." Small bump at top corner of boards and approx. half the pages, previous owner's name in ink on free front endpaper, minor browning to top of text block. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
TRUE NEWFOUNDLANDERS:  EARLY HOMES AND FAMILIES OF NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR., McBurney, Margaret and Byers, Mary.  Inscribed by both authors.
7 McBurney, Margaret and Byers, Mary. Inscribed by both authors. TRUE NEWFOUNDLANDERS: EARLY HOMES AND FAMILIES OF NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR.
Boston Mills Press, [Erin, Ontario], (1997), 2nd printing. 
240 pp, large 8vo (10" H), hard cover in dust jacket. INSCRIBED BY BOTH AUTHORS. ISBN 1550461990 "(This book) is the compelling story of the people of Newfoundland and Labrador - the heroes and the scoundrels, the rich merchants, and the poor fis hermen, politicians and priests - the people who built this fascinating and complex province." The authors use as their departure point the buildings that were at the centre of these people's lives - their homes, churches, courthouses and l i g h t h o u s es. Well-illustrated with many b&w and col. photos. Very light edge wear to boards, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at edges - mainly at top, light rubbing, a few light line indentations and t in y di nt s. Ve ry Good/Very Good 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
MANNERS AND MONUMENTS OF PREHISTORIC PEOPLES., Nadaillac, The Marquis de.  Translated by Nancy Bell (N. D'Anvers).
8 Nadaillac, The Marquis de. Translated by Nancy Bell (N. D'Anvers). MANNERS AND MONUMENTS OF PREHISTORIC PEOPLES.
New York G.P. Putnam's Sons 1892 First American Edition Hard Cover Good 
412 pp, 8 3/4" H. Brown cloth with gilt lettering on spine, gilt lettering/decoration on front board, top edge gilt. 113 b&w illustrations, including tissue-covered frontispiece. Contents: The Stone Age, its Duration, and its Place in Time; Food, Cannibalism, Mammals, Fish, Hunting and Fishing, Navigation; Weapons, Tools, Pottery - Origin of the Use of Fire, Clothing, Ornaments - Early Artistic Efforts; Caves, Kitchen-Middings, Lake Stations, "Terremares", Crannoges, Burghs, "Nurhags", "Talayoti", and "Truddhi"; Megalithic Monuments; Industry, Commerce, Social Organization - Fights, Wounds and Trepanation; Camps, Fortifications, Vitrified Forts - Santorin - The Towns upon the Hill of Hissarlik; Tombs; Index. Inside rear hinge has splitting to paper but is holding firmly, two edge tears on page leaf 403/404 - archivally taped, small 'v' tear on page leaf 407/408 - archivally taped, small area of browning at bottom of inside front hinge, browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, light edge wear - more at corners and at top/bottom of spine, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light waviness on spine, faint staining on half of rear board. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
MAINE BEAUTIFUL.  A PICTORIAL RECORD COVERING ALL THE COUNTIES OF MAINE, WITH TEXT BETWEEN., Nutting, Wallace.  With poems by Mildred Hobbs.
9 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
 
 
10 Peacock, David and Peacock, Suzanne. OLD OAKVILLE: A CHARACTER STUDY OF THE TOWN'S EARLY BUILDINGS AND OF THE MEN WHO BUILT THEM.
Toronto Hounslow 1995 0888820402 / 9780888820402 Second Printing Soft Cover Very Good David Peacock 
138 pp, small square 4to (10" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w line drawings, plans, photographs, map. "(A) chronological record illustrating the architectural styles of forty-five of the town's nineteenth-century buildings. From the simple farm cottage to the stately mansion, from the first public houses to the churches of the last quarter of the century, this book depicts the dwellings and commercial buildings that provide Oakville with its unique character." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light rubbing, light wear at top/bottom of rear hinge, soft corner creases on rear cover. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
OLD OAKVILLE:  A CHARACTER STUDY OF THE TOWN'S EARLY BUILDINGS AND OF THE MEN WHO BUILT THEM., Peacock, David and Peacock, Suzanne.
11 Peacock, David and Peacock, Suzanne. OLD OAKVILLE: A CHARACTER STUDY OF THE TOWN'S EARLY BUILDINGS AND OF THE MEN WHO BUILT THEM.
Toronto Hounslow 1995 0888820402 / 9780888820402 Second Printing Soft Cover Very Good+ David Peacock 
138 pp, small square 4to (10" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w line drawings, plans, photographs, map. "(A) chronological record illustrating the architectural styles of forty-five of the town's nineteenth-century buildings. From the simple farm cottage to the stately mansion, from the first public houses to the churches of the last quarter of the century, this book depicts the dwellings and commercial buildings that provide Oakville with its unique character." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CENSUS ATLAS OF NEWFOUNDLAND, 1971., Shrimpton, Mark, preface.
12 Shrimpton, Mark, preface. CENSUS ATLAS OF NEWFOUNDLAND, 1971.
St. John's, Newfoundland Institute of Social and Economic Research, Memorial University of Newfoundland 1977 Three ring binder. Very Good 
Approximately 180 pp (pagination varies throughout atlas), 11 1/2" H. White plastic three ring binder with blue/yellow decoration. Full page maps with heavy card dividers between sections. Contents: Preface; Province of Newfoundland (Introductory Maps / Sex, Fertility and Age / Education / Mobility / Religion / Income and Employment / Housing); St. John's Region and City of St. Johns (Introductory Maps / Sex, Fertility and Age / Education / Mobility / Religion / Income and Employment / Housing); Appendices (Derivation of Map Variables / Definition of 1971 Census Terms / Methodology). Interior - soft crease at top corner of most pages. Binder has a soft bump at top front corner, tiny light stain at top of front hinge. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
SPAIN., Sitwell, Sacheverell.
13 Sitwell, Sacheverell. SPAIN.
London B.T. Batsford 1950 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
148 pp, 8 3/4" H. Colour (4) and b&w plates, b&w maps. "The author has visited, in person, every single building of note in all Spain, while viewing the incomparable landscape and taking note of Spanish music, the art and costume of Spain, and Spanish persons. He writes of such masterworks as Burgos Cathedral, Santiago de Compostela, or the Alhambra, but he is no less interested in places which are equally characteristic and whose merits are far less well known. Thus, he is equally at home with the people and their customs; the processions of Holy Week, the Gypsies, the bull fights, the cave dwellers of the Barrio de Santiago." Very small business stamp at bottom of rear pastedown, very light edge wear, minor rubbing, small bump to top corner of boards. Dust jacket is price-clipped; has light browning to spine, flap-folds and some edges; light edge wear/wrinkling; a few very small edge tears; protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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