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1 Ackerman, Evelyn. VICTORIAN ARCHITECTURAL SPLENDOR IN A NINETEENTH CENTURY TOY CATALOGUE.
Era Industries, Culver City, California, (1980), Ist printing. 
92 pp, oblong 24 mo. (5 3/4" H x 8 1/2" L), soft cover. A reproduction in b&w of a nineteenth century German toy catalogue. Shows doll houses, stores, fire stations, shops, stables, etc. with accompanying notes. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear/rubbing, light soiling and browning to some areas of covers, spine lightly browned, small bump to bottom corner of front cover - migrates into pages. VG- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
2 Baldwin, Mary H. and Hinds, Evelyn G. Foreword by Christine Hamilton Allen. THE MARIGOLD COOK BOOK. (COOKBOOK)
New York Doubleday, Doran 1938 First Edition Card covers in Comb binding Good+ 
126 pp, 9 1/4" H. Plastic comb binding with paper covered pictorial board covers. Recipes from the Marigold Restaurants. Contents: Foreword; Appetizers; Cocktails; Soups; Sea Food; Breads, Biscuits, and Muffins; Sandwiches; Meat and Eggs; Vegetables; Salads; Cakes; Frostings and Fillings; Cookies; Puddings; Frozen Desserts; Pies; Sauces; Pickles; Jellies and Preserves; Candy; Beverages. Recipes include: Oyster Gumbo; Lobster a la Marigold; Shrimp Wiggle; Creole Jambalaya; Baking Powder Biscuits; Gingerbread Waffles; Southern Spoon Bread; Baked Virginia Ham; Brunswick Stew; Oxtail Noodles; French-fried celery; Candied Yams; Dixie Cake; Virginia Pound Cake; Sea Foam Frosting; Carrot Pudding; New Orleans Baked Custard; Black Walnut Ice Cream; Sour Cream Pie; Marigold Watermelon Rind; Green Tomato Mincemeat and much, much more. 3 or 4 page tabs have very light abrasion, 2 with minor paper loss which does not affect text, minor browning to edges and gutters of pages, light browning on tabs an edges of text block, light rubbing and soiling on boards, light fading to color on front board at spine, light to moderate edge wear - mainly on bottom edge. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
Ernest Buckler Remembered., Bissell, Claude.
3 Bissell, Claude. Ernest Buckler Remembered.
Toronto University of Toronto 1989 0802058140 / 9780802058140 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
171 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "Although Bissell focuses on (Ernest) Buckler the man, the book also includes passages of extended critical analysis of Buckler's work. it describes the long apprenticeship of the writer before his sudden emergence as a major figure in 1952 with the publication of 'The Mountain and the Valley'. Bissell shows how a central theme binds together the major books - the memory of a childhood paradisal world that time could never corrupt." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light rubbing, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light wrinkling elsewhere - mainly at top edge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
4 Boyer, Patrick. A PASSION FOR JUSTICE: THE LEGACY OF JAMES CHALMERS McRUER.
Toronto University of Toronto Press / The osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History 1994 0802006566 / 9780802006561 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
436 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "(This) portrait of James Chalmers McRuer (1890-1985), one of Canada's most outstanding jurists, sets out to discover the character of the man who played a key role in the evolution of Canadian law. His career of more than fifty years included service on the Archambault Royal Commission on Penal Reform from 1936 to 1938. He was appointed judge on the Ontario Court of Appeal in 1944, chief justice of the Ontario High Court in 1945, and from 1964 to 1971 he was head of the Royal Commission Inquiry into Civil Rights. From 1964 to 1977 he was chairman and later vice-chairman of the Ontario Law Reform Commission. The driving spirit behind McRuer was his passion for justice, rising from his conviction that the justice system should serve the oppressed, regardless of their ability to pay. As a law reformer, McRuer saw a pressing need to adapt the law so that it could better serve all people in the changed conditions of the twentieth century. He possessed a sharp sensitivity to the often hidden injustices existing in an advanced industrial society and a bureaucratic state." Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE BOY ON A HORSE: A LECTURE GIVEN AT THE OSBORNE COLLECTION IN LILLIAN H. SMITH BRANCH 16 APRIL 1998.  THE FRIENDS OF THE OSBORNE AND LILLIAN H. SMITH COLLECTIONS OCCASIONAL PAPERS.  NUMBER ONE., Chambers, Douglas.
5 Chambers, Douglas. THE BOY ON A HORSE: A LECTURE GIVEN AT THE OSBORNE COLLECTION IN LILLIAN H. SMITH BRANCH 16 APRIL 1998. THE FRIENDS OF THE OSBORNE AND LILLIAN H. SMITH COLLECTIONS OCCASIONAL PAPERS. NUMBER ONE.
Friends of the Osborne and Lillian H. Smith Collections, Toronto, 1998, limited to an edition of 500 copies. 
30 pp, 8 1/2" H, soft cover. B&w frontispiece. ISBN 092060143X The text of a lecture given by Douglas Chambers "on the travel diary of Francis Godolphin, the 'Boy on a Horse', who was the grandson of John Evelyn. It is the first travel journal in English written by a child, and we are privileged to enjoy it with as rich and knowledgeable an authority as Douglas Chambers". Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean. NF 
Price: 19.95 USD
 
 
6 Freeman, Lewis R. THE NEARING NORTH.
New York Dodd, Mead 1928 First Edition Hard Cover Good Byron Harmon, photography. 
385 pp, 8 3/4" H. Dark blue cloth with gold lettering on front board. B&w photographs. American explorer and adventurer, Lewis R. Freeman, deterimned to explore the river routes to the Arctic one summer, using "summer steamboat services on the Peace, Athabaska, Slave and Mackenzie", taking a folding canvas boat and an outboard motor for sections where that was not possible. "This would leave (him) fifteen hundred miles of the Saskatchewan and Nelson to voyage in a small craft, with whatever runs could be worked in between steamers and steamer-stops on the other rivers as well. Covering seven or eight thousand miles of river even in this hybrid fashion of navigation would still promise a lively and eventful half summer: in fact, one would have to reckon on running right along to freeze-up to make it at all." Book is lightly cracked in a few places but pages are firmly held, faint erased pencil mark on front free endpaper, slight darkening and a few tiny foxing marks on top of text block, very light browning to other edges of text block, some shelf soiling on bottom of text block, gold lettering on spine is fully faded, light edge wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, a few tiny foxing marks throughout pages, foxing in gutter of page 180. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
ADMIRAL BYRD OF ANTARCTICA., Gladych, Michael.  (Richard Byrd.)
7 Gladych, Michael. (Richard Byrd.) ADMIRAL BYRD OF ANTARCTICA.
Julian Messner, New York, (1962), 3rd printing. 
191 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. A fictionalized account for the younger reader, based on the author's knowledge of many of Byrd's closest friends and colored by his own experiences and love of flying. Light water marks to edges of text block and on front board, light edge wear. Dust jacket is price clipped, has water/dye stain on inside of front panel, light edge wear, three small closed tears, minor foxing and light rubbing, small ghost sticker on front panel. VG-/G+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE SCHOOL OF FEMININITY.  A BOOK FOR AND ABOUT WOMEN AS THEY ARE INTERPRETED THROUGH FEMININE WRITERS OF YESTERDAY AND TODAY., Greene, Margaret Lawrence.
8 Greene, Margaret Lawrence. THE SCHOOL OF FEMININITY. A BOOK FOR AND ABOUT WOMEN AS THEY ARE INTERPRETED THROUGH FEMININE WRITERS OF YESTERDAY AND TODAY.
Toronto Musson 1972 0773700072 / 9780773700079 First Canadian Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good - 
382 pp, 8 3/4" H. 6 b&w illustrations. "As provocative and challenging as when it was first published in 1936, (this book) traces the development of female thought as reflected by the creative imagination of writers from Mary Wollstonecraft and Jane Austen to Pearl Buck and Virginia Woolf. With superb balance of reason and passion, the author probes the minds and hearts of her fellow creatures. She assesses their feeling towards their existence as women and examines their reactions to the role society expects them to fulfil." Contents: Part I. The Nineteenth-Century School of Femininity. We Wrtie as Women; Mary Wollstonecraft: Who Walked an Emotional Tight Rope; Jane Austen: Who Rode a Flirtatious Merry-Go-Round; The Bronte Sisters: Who Wrestled with Romance; George Eliot: Who Sat Like the Recording Angel and Wrote; Olive Schreiner: Who Lay Listening to the Biological Drum Beating. Part II. The Twentieth-Century School of Femininity. Little Girl Pals: Anita Loos - Dorothy Parker - Katharine Brush - Daphne du Maurie; Go-Getters: Edna Ferber - Fannie Hurst - G.B. Stern - Rose Macaulay; Matriarchs: Dorothy Canfield - Margaret Ayer Barnes - Storm Jameson - Phyllis Bentley - Phyllis Bottome - Sheila Kaye-Smith - Ruth Suckow - Evelyn Scott - Kate O'Brien; Helpmeets: Edith Wharton - Helen Grace Carlisle - Mary Borden - May Sinclair - Margaret Goldsmith - I.A.R. Wylie - Kay Boyle; Sophisticated Ladies: Ellen Glasgow - Mazo de la Roche - Margaret Kennedy - E.H. Young - E.M. Delafield - "Elizabeth" - Victoria Sackville-West; Priestesses: Pearl Buck - Radclyffe Hall - Mary Webb; Artistes: Katherine Mansfield - Willa Cather - Clemence Dane - Virginia Woolf. Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear, two small tears arcvhivally taped, light rubbing, scratch mark down front panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
TAPESTRY OF WAR:  A PRIVATE VIEW OF CANADIANS IN THE GREAT WAR., Gwyn, Sandra.
9 Gwyn, Sandra. TAPESTRY OF WAR: A PRIVATE VIEW OF CANADIANS IN THE GREAT WAR.
Toronto HarperCollins 1992 000215787X / 9780002157872 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
552 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "For some, like the aging man-about-town Agar Adamson, and the promising politician Talbot Papineau, the war was both the climax and the denouement of their careers. For others, like Harold Innis, just off an Ontario farm, the horror of the trenches changed the direction and purpose of their lives. For Vancouver secretary Grace MacPherson, war was a great adventure; for Ottawa socialite Ethel Chadwick, it was a wave that pushed her aside and left her stranded for life. For Max Aitken, better known as Lord Beaverbrook, it was an opportunity to be exploited. For Newfoundlander Owen Steele, it was an heroic duty that ended in a rain of bullets at Beaumont-Hamel. Sandra Gwyn has woven the intimate threads of these lives into a composite portrait that is overwhelming in its power." Minor wrinkle at top of hinges. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, tiny scuff on front panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
10 Hiaasen, Carl; Leonard, Elmore; Barry, Dave; Hall, James W.; Buchanan, Edna; Standiford, Les; Levine, Paul; Antoni, Brian; Due, Tanaanarive; Dufresne, John; Hendricks, Vicki; Hospital, Carolina; Mayerson, Evelyn. NAKED CAME THE MANATEE. UNCORRECTED PROOF.
G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York, [1996], Uncorrected proof for limited distribution. 
200 pp, 8vo, soft cover. Uncorrected proof. "In November 1995, a baker's dozen of Florida's finest writers began a serial novel for 'The Miami Herald's Topic' magazine, one writer passing the completed chapters to the next, and with each chapter, the excitement grew...a raucously funny, intricately suspenseful story of intrigue, murder, double-cross, and even love, a novel populated by an extraordinary cast of reporters, ciminals, revolutionaries, voluptuaries, hitmen, policemen, the peripatitic ex-president of the United States, and the Bearded One himself, Fidel Castro..." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - covers lightly rubbed, spine flat and uncreased. VG+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE DESTRUCTION OF LORD RAGLAN:  A TRAGEDY OF THE CRIMEAN WAR 1854-55., Hibbert, Christopher.
11 Hibbert, Christopher. THE DESTRUCTION OF LORD RAGLAN: A TRAGEDY OF THE CRIMEAN WAR 1854-55.
Harmondsworth Viking 1984 0670800007 / 9780670800001 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
337 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w maps, photographs. "In March 1954 an army of 30,000 men sailed from Portsmouth to the Crimea to defend the crumbling Turkish empire against invasion by Russia. Led by Lord Raglan, a veteran of Waterloo but, after forty years, out of touch with the realities of warfare, they embarked for an unknown country to defend a cause few understood or even cared about. Nevertheless enthusiasm and confidence were high among the men of what 'The Times' described as 'the finest army that has ever left these shores'. The euphoria was short-lived and the campaign quickly degenerated into a series of humiliating military disasters caused largely by incompetence at the highest level, bitter personal rivalries among the divisional commanders, and criminal inadequacies of transport, clothing and medical supplies. A scapegoat had to be found if the British Government was to survive, and it was Lord Raglan who bore the brunt of the virulent anti-war campaign mounted by the newspapers. Misunderstood and maligned by his contemporaries, his reputation blackened for posterity, Lord Raglan died a broken man only weeks before the French finally defeated the Russians at Malakoff, with little help from their demoralized British allies. In this fair, scholarly and vividly written account of the confused tragedy of the Crimea, Christopher Hibbert has done much to redeem the reputation of a sensitive and courageous man who simply lacked the necessary qualities of leadership and intellect to extricate his army with honour from an ill-conceived and bloody campaign. Drawing on contemporary letters, papers, reports and diaries, the author strongly suggests that the chaos of the Crimea was the result, not of one man's neglect, but of a whole nation's folly." 2" split at top of gutter between index pages 336/337, one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, light rubbing - mainly on rear panel, two wrinkles in laminate down front cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
"A SUFFICIENT QUANTITY OF PURE AND WHOLESOME WATER":  THE STORY OF HAMILTON'S OLD PUMPHOUSE., James, William and James, Evelyn M.
12 James, William and James, Evelyn M. "A SUFFICIENT QUANTITY OF PURE AND WHOLESOME WATER": THE STORY OF HAMILTON'S OLD PUMPHOUSE.
Phelps, London, Ontario, 1978, first edition. 
151 pp, large 8vo (9" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs, reproductions. "The first Hamilton Water Works system was built about 120 years ago (at time of printing) to supply the citizens of an ambitious city with sufficient clean water . The construction followed years of epidemics, fires, dust, and political intrigue. The pumping machinery, erected by Keefer, Gartshore, and McFarlane was among the finest of its day and still exists in nearly original condition in a beau t i f u l s t one building. This book tells the story of the intrigues, personalities, and problems involved in the construction of this outstanding monument to the industrial growth of Canada." Very light browning to edges of text block, minor s oi li ng , mi n or w rinkling at top/bottom of spine previous owner's small ink stamp on front endpapers. Dust jacket has small chips and tears at top/bottom of hinges and flap-folds, browning on spine, flap-folds and some edges, color offset fron sp ine . Ve ry Go od/ Goo d+ 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE GENTLE FALCON.  OXFORD CHILDREN'S LIBRARY NO. 37., Lewis, Hilda.
13 Lewis, Hilda. THE GENTLE FALCON. OXFORD CHILDREN'S LIBRARY NO. 37.
London Oxford University Press 1966 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Evelyn Gibbs. 
248 pp, small 8vo (7 7/8" H). B&w illustrations. "This moving story of Isabella of France, the seven-year-old princess who became the second wife of King Richard of England, is told through the medium of her namesake, Isabella Clinton, a proud, high-spirited English girl, who was chosen to be her lady-in-waiting. She was able to comfort and befriend her through all the political intrigues and dangers of court life at Westminster, and to share with her the bitterness of King Richard's fall through the treachery of his cousin, Bolingbroke." Tiny light stain on title page, very light browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has very light edge wear, minor rubbing on rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
MY SELVES., Lucas, Netley and Graham, Evelyn.  Foreword by Sir James Purves-Stewart.
14 Lucas, Netley and Graham, Evelyn. Foreword by Sir James Purves-Stewart. MY SELVES.
London Arthur Barron 1934 First Edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket 
355 pp, 8 3/4" H. Red cloth with gilt lettering/banding on spine. The autobiography of the self-proclaimed "Artistocrat of Crooks". Lucas was a con man who charmed his way through London high society in the early 20th century, using multiple false names and personas. This book was written after his release from prison, having been arrested for attempting to sell a bogus manuscript. He died in 1940. Contents: In the Beginning; Good-Bye to All That Mattered; The House Without Laughter; Purgatory to Paradise; Raffles in Real Life; The Eighth Wonder of the World; Borstal!; Yo! Ho! For the Spanish Main; From Gaol to Journalism; An Atlantic Flight; An American Tragedy; Payment in Full; Two Against the World; Second Canadian Tour; Authorship and Marriage; Give a Dog a Bad Name; New York Nightmare; The Birth of a Notion; From Borstal to Royal Palace; From Dock to Bench!; More Literary Laurels; Wine, Women and Writing; Making Literary History; The Pitcher Begins to Crack; The Marriott Comet; "Eveyln Graham" in Full Cry!; African Adventures; The End of "Evelyn Graham"; By the World Forgot. Bump at bottom corner of front board - migrates into the first few pages, light browning to edges of text block, very light rubbing and some faint color variation on boards, light fading to spine color, small ghost sticker mark at bottom of spine, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, a few pages with a tiny corner crease, some splitting in paper at rear inside hinge - hinge holding well, two small light stains in top margin of page 39, dog-ear crease at top corner of page 197, light toning in margins of pages. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
THE LIFE OF LORD WOLSELEY., Maurice, F., Major-General Sir and Arthur, George, Sir. ` Foreword by General Sir R. Wingate, G.C.B.
15 Maurice, F., Major-General Sir and Arthur, George, Sir. ` Foreword by General Sir R. Wingate, G.C.B. THE LIFE OF LORD WOLSELEY.
Garden City, New York Doubleday, Page 1924 Hard Cover Very Good - 
375 pp, 8 7/8" H. Black cloth with gilt lettering on spine, gilt lettering, crest and banding on front board, top edge gilt. Corrigenda slip tipped in at beginning of Chapter I. B&w reproductions, maps (two fold-out), photographs - collated. Contents: Foreword; The Army on the Eve of the Crimean War; Burma - Crimea - Indian Mutiny - China; Canada - American Civil War - Red River; Cardwell Reforms - Ashanti Expedition; Natal, 1875 - Cyprus, 1878; South Africa, 1879-1880; Quartermaster-General - Egypt, 1882; The Attempt to save Gordon, 1884-1885; The War Office and Preparation for War, 1885-1890; In Command in Ireland; Commander-in-Chief, 1895-1900; Preparation for the South African War; Afterword; Bibliography; Index. Very light browning to pages - mainly at margins, bump at top corner of text block - tiny to small from front to back of book, small bump at top rear corner, light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, shelf soiling on bottom of text block, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight fading to spine color and spine lettering, spine has a very slight lean and light waviness, minor edge wear. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
ALL IN ONE BASKET.  (CONTAINS: COUNTING MY CHICKENS & HOME TO ROOST.), Mitford, Deborah, Duchess of Devonshire.  Introductions by Tom Stoppard and Alan Bennett.
16 Mitford, Deborah, Duchess of Devonshire. Introductions by Tom Stoppard and Alan Bennett. ALL IN ONE BASKET. (CONTAINS: COUNTING MY CHICKENS & HOME TO ROOST.)
New York Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011 0374103461 / 9780374103460 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Will Topley. 
359 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w drawings. "(C)ollects the Duchess of Devonshire's razor-sharp occasional writings and provides a disarming look at a life lived with great zest and originality. (This book) combines two earlier collections, 'Counting My Chickens' and its sequel, 'Home to Roost', which has not heretofore been published in the United States. In these pages, we hear anecdotes about famous friends from Evelyn Waugh to John F. Kennedy; tales of struggle and success at Chatsworth, England's great stately home; and of course the tales of her beloved chickens, which the Duchess began rising as a child for pocket money. (G)lamorous recollections happily coexist with practical insights into country and family life, and the result is a revelatory, intimate portrait of a woman described by 'The New York Times' as 'a national treasure'." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light edge wrinkling - mainly at top of spine. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
17 Molson, Karen. HARTLAND DE MONTARVILLE MOLSON: MAN OF HONOUR.
Richmond Hill, Ontario Firefly Books 2006 155407150X / 9781554071500 First Edition Soft Cover with Self Flaps Near Fine 
328 pp, 9 3/4" H. B&w photographs. "As an entrepreneur, at the age of 26 (Hartland de Montarville Molson) was the president of Dominion Skyways, a pioneering airline. Soon after war was declared he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force and received the Order of the British Empire for flying more than 60 combat missions during the Battle of Britain. After the war (he) returned to the family brewing business. He was Vice-President in 1950, Chairman in 1966 and Director in 1983, contributing greatly to the continued growth of the company. Called to the Senate in 1955 at age 48, he sat as an independent. For the next 38 years he was a very able and influential speaker who was not afraid to voice his opinion. In 1958 Hartland and his brother Tom formed the Molson Foundation to support 'innovative projects in the fields of health and welfare, education and social development, and the humanities'. To the end of his life this fascinating, talented and wealthy man was concerned with fulfilling his responsibility to his family and giving something back to the country in which he had played so large a part." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - tiny bump on rear flap-fold. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
STORIES OF INDIAN GODS & HEROES., Monro, W.D.
18 Monro, W.D. STORIES OF INDIAN GODS & HEROES.
London George G. Harrap 1911 Hard Cover Good Evelyn Paul. 
253 pp, 8 1/2" H. Buff coloured cloth with gold lettering and gold, blue and orange decoration on front board and spine. Sixteen colour plates (including frontispiece) - collated. Contents: Preface; The Tale of Viswamitra; The Tale of Rama & Sita; The Tale of Prahlada, the Good Danava; The Tale of Kuvalayaswa; The Tale of Savitri & Satyavan; The Tale of Nala & Damayanti; The Tale of the Pandava Brethren; Appendix (List of Hindu Gods Mentioned in These Tales / List of Various Superhuman Beings / The Four Castes / Some Famous Hindu Scriptures / Pronunciation of Names); Index. Bump to corner of boards, light edge wear, wrinkling and light wear at top/bottom of spine, - tiny tear at top of spine, browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, light browning to edges of endpapers, previous owner's signature and faint erased pencil marks on front free endpaper, darkening and tiny foxing marks on spine, tiny light foxing marks on title page. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
19 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
 
 
20 Peacock, Evelyn Elizabeth. THE DAYS OF MY YOUTH. MEMORIES. POEMS.
Privately published. Soft Cover Very Good 
96 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H). 2 b&w photographs. The personal reminiscenes of Evelyn Elizabeth Peacock (April 19, 1876-June 7, 1971), looking back on her childhood on a Ontario farm, "About twelve miles from the St. Lawrence Market as the crow flies." She writes about farm life, school, recreation, trips to the big city, Christmas, etc., etc. The second half of the book consists of her poetry. The book was inscribed by the author's daughter in 1986. Interior - small faint stain on first two pages, gift inscription on inside of front cover, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - small soft crease on front cover, faint indentations on covers, spine flat with very faint crease. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
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