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ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS: STORIES TO BE READ WITH THE DOOR LOCKED, (Alfred Hitchcock).  Robert L. Fish; Adobe James; Jerry Jacobson; William Jeffrey; Charles W. Runyon; Betty Ren Wright; Roald Dahl; Isaac Asimov; Richard Matheson; John Keefauver; Jacques Futrelle; Harlan Ellison; Waldo Carlton Wright; et al.
1 (Alfred Hitchcock). Robert L. Fish; Adobe James; Jerry Jacobson; William Jeffrey; Charles W. Runyon; Betty Ren Wright; Roald Dahl; Isaac Asimov; Richard Matheson; John Keefauver; Jacques Futrelle; Harlan Ellison; Waldo Carlton Wright; et al. ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS: STORIES TO BE READ WITH THE DOOR LOCKED
New York Random House 1975 0394498399 / 9780394498393 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
365 pp, 8vo (8 7/16"). $8.95 price on dust jacket. Contents: Stories - Hijack by Robert Fish; Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Adobe James; Funeral in Another Town by Jerry Jacobson; A Case for Quiet by William Jeffrey; A Good Head for Murder by Charles W. Runyon; The Invisible Cat by Betty Ren Wright; Light Verse by Isaac Asimov; The Distributor by Richard Matheson; How Henry J. Littlefinger Licked the Hippies' Scheme to Take Over the Country by Tossing Pot in Postage Stamp Glue by John Keefauver; The Leak by Jacques Futrelle; All the Sounds of Fear by Harlan Ellison; Little Foxes Sleep Warm by Waldo Carlton Wright; View by Moonlight by Pat McGerr; There Hangs Death! by John D. MacDonald; Lincoln's Doctor's Son's Dog by Warner Law; Coyote Street by Gary Brandner; Zombique by Joseph Payne Brennan; The Pattern by Bill Pronzini; Pipe Dream by Alan Dean Foster; The Magnum by Jack Ritchie; Voices in the Dust by Gerald Kersh; The Odor of Melting by Edward D. Hoch; The Sound of Murder by William P. McGivern; The Income Tax Mystery by Michael Gilbert; Watch for It by Joseph N. Gores. Novelettes - Royal Jelly by Roald Dahl; The Graft is Greener by Harold Q. Masur; Shottle Bop by Theodore Sturgeon; The Affair of the Twisted Scarf by Rex Stout. Minoe soiling to edges of textblock, small scuff to fore-edge of pages 275 to 338, minor bump to bottom edge of rear board. Dust jacket has one tiny edge tear, very light rubbing, minor waviness on spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
San Francisco Lotus Publishing Company 1895 First Edition Hard Cover Fair 
122 pp + (3) pp "An Epitome of Theosophy" + (3) pp "List of Theosophical and Kindred Works", 9" H. Gray cloth with gilt lettering/banding on spine, gilt emblems (including swastika) on front board. Green floral endpapers. Title continues "In Relation to the Various Vehicles, or Avenues, of Consciousness, (Technically Known as the Seven Principles) by Means of which it Brings Itself into Relation with the Outer Cosmos; Including a Brief Examination of Dream and the Problems of Heredity." Contents: Preface; Introduction: Man, the Microcosm; The Body; The Linga Sharira; Prana; Kama; Lower Manas; Higher Manas; The Higher Triad - Atma, Buddhi, and Manas; The Dreaming Self; The Problems of Heredity. The book is inscribed on the blank flyleaf preceding the title page: "Presented to - / B.F. Austin / Toronto, Ont. / Feb 19 - 1901" and above that: "Mr Geo Archbold / New York City / Jan 15th / 1896". Benjamin Fish Austin was born in Brighton, Upper Canada in 1850 and was an educator, author, publisher and spiritualist. He was interested in women's education and issues and was the first principal of Alma Ladies' College, St. Thomas, Ontario. After his expulsion from the Methodist clergy for heresy in 1899, he spent most of the rest of his life preaching and lecturing in the United States. He was minister of the First Spiritual Church (Plymouth Spiritualist Church) in Rochester, NY and was ordained by the National Spiritualist Association of the United States of America in 1914. The book bears the stamp of The Austin Publishing Company Lending Library on the dedication page and a faint corresponding number can be seen on the book spine. Small corner bumps on boards, very small bump at top/bottom edges of boards, light to moderate edge wear - heaviest at bottom of spine, tiny stain on front board, browning/darkening to spine and edges of boards, browning to edges of text block, very light browning to pages and endpapers - mostly in margins, separation of gathering at pages xvi & xvii - binding weak but holding, split in paper on half of the front inside hinge, small split in paper on rear inside hinge, two very small light stains in margin of page 28. 
Price: 75.00 USD
London Folio Society 2011 Hard Cover Near Fine 
283 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), bound in three-quarter black buckram with printed front board - in slipcase. Map endpapers, colour illustrations. With a revised and updated Foreword by the author. Minor rubbing on slipcase. 
Price: 30.00 USD
HOW TO PAINT TROPICALS.  FISH-CARVING BASICS - VOLUME FOUR., Badger, Curtis J. (Margaret Streams; Rick Roth; Bob Swain; Clark Schreibeis.)
4 Badger, Curtis J. (Margaret Streams; Rick Roth; Bob Swain; Clark Schreibeis.) HOW TO PAINT TROPICALS. FISH-CARVING BASICS - VOLUME FOUR.
Stackpole, Mechanicsburg, PA, 1996. 
85 pp, 9 1/8" H, soft cover. ISBN 0811727602 Profusely illustrated with color photographs. "(This book) uses step-by-step color photos and informative text to demonstrate how four experts paint and finish carvings of the colorful species. Margar et Streams paints a queen angelfish and a long-nosed butterfly fish using a variety of techniques, including dry brushing and washing. She also carves fins for a veil-tailed goldfish. Rick Roth uses an airbrush to paint a vivid French angelfish . Bob Swain carves and paints a school of folk art cherubfish and suggests a number of innovative weathering techniques to finish the piece. Clark Schreibeis creates a cast of a tinker's butterfly fish to round out this invaluable reference." Int er i or - tiny bump to top/bottom corner of textblock. Exterior - very minor rubbing, small soft curl at corners of front cover. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
Toronto McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 1971, first edition. 1971 0771010079 / 9780771010071 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Good+ 
Page numbers (45) appear only on the left hand pages which feature the text of the recipes - the facing page, with cartoon-like drawings, illustrate the recipes in a step-by-step fashion. 6 1/4" H x 9 3/16" D. The recipes in this sooo seventies book have been produced on avocado, green and reddish-orange paper stock. "Cooking is the simplest way of saying 'I Love You'. If you can accept this fact both your love-life and your cooking will improve immeasurably. This is a book for people who cook with love and enjoyment, for people who want to leave drudgery out of the kitchen. It tells you in cartoons and words how to prepare food (maximum time for most things thirty minutes), how to eat it, and even what to do while you're waiting for it to cook. Anybody can be a good cook. 'All this idiocy that makes good food the specialty of gourmet clubs', says the author, 'is just another aspect of snobbery. Nice dishes and tablecloths are great but they are not essential. What is essential is a loose and happy approach to the stove'. You may never be called a gourmet if you follow this book, but you will get to be called a hell of a good cook." Bump at top of spine - migrates int o text block, small bump at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear and rubbing, light edge wrinkling, a few tiny/small edge tears - some with creases. 
Price: 30.00 USD
PRAIRIE FIRE:  THE 1885 NORTH-WEST REBELLION., Beal, Bob & Macleod, Rod.
6 Beal, Bob & Macleod, Rod. PRAIRIE FIRE: THE 1885 NORTH-WEST REBELLION.
Hurtig, Edmonton, (1984). 
384 pp, 8vo (9" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0888302622 B&w photos, maps, drawings. "(T)ells us about the Metis, who simply wanted the long-standing boundaries of their river-lot farms respected by the government as Ottawa divided up the land to sell it to homesteaders. It tells about the Indians, whose land had been sold by the government and tradition and self-support destroyed, and who were now literally starving while the government broke its promises or tried to tie them to concessions. It tells us of local government officials, who could not agree among themselves whether the Indians should be treated with discipline or with food. It tells us about the frightened settlers and townspeople, caught between the Indians and Metis they often sympathized with and the government they looked to for support. And it tells about the soldiers, who heroically set out to quell a rebellion, but whose greatest ordeal was the long train journey on which they were beset by freezing cold and extreme shortages of food." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling, slight fading to spine color. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
Nottingham Carrick & Young (Printed for Private Circulation.) 1887 Half-Leather Good 
368 pp, 7 1/8" H. Maroon leather spine and corners, gilt lettering/banding on spine, banding on spine and corner edges. Marbled paper-covered boards, marbling to textblock edges, marbled endpapers. Contents: Miscellaneous Receipts, arranged in alphabetical sequence, A to W; Breakfast Dishes; Lenten Dinners and Dishes; Menus, or Bills of Fare; Christmas Fare; Practical Dinners, Menus and Receipts; Sauces (Modern) classified and explained; Time Tables for Boiling and Roasting; Memoranda (blank pages for adding recipes - partly filled in). Examples of recipes: "Nettle Beer - Four gallons of water, a good sized bunch of nettle tops, one and a half pounds of sugar, two ounces of bruised ginger, two ounces of hops. Boil all together half an hour. Strain, when nearly cold, add four tablespoonsful of yeast, and work like beer in the ordinary way." "Fairy Butter - Beat half a pound of butter into a cream with the yolks of eight eggs boiled very hard, add a quarter of a pound of sweet almonds well pounded, then half a pound of lump sugar, pounded fine, mix thoroughly, add a tablespoonful of sherry, and one of brandy; lay the mixture smoothly over macaroons, previously soaked in sherry or brandy." 2" split in front hinge paper - hinge still strong, area of tiny dents on half-title page that transfer to several of the adjacent pages, erased pencel lines on the 'Introductory Ballad' page, four pin holes/wrinkles at top of page leaf 365/366 with pin head leaving a tiny dent in several adjacent pages, slight toning to pages, tiny stain at top of page leaf 363/364, light edge wear, small light scuffs to leather, wear to marbled boards. Book is now protected in a stiff mylar sleeve. 
Price: 275.00 USD
TALES OF GREEN HEDGES., Blyton, Enid.  Illustrated by Joyce Johnson.
8 Blyton, Enid. Illustrated by Joyce Johnson. TALES OF GREEN HEDGES.
World Distributors, Manchester, c1946. 
169 pp, small 8vo (7 5/8" H), hard cover (yellow boards with black lettering/illustration on spine, black illustration on front board) - in dust jacket. Pictoral endpapers, attractively illustrated throughout with b&w drawings by Joyce Johnson. "I n these four-and-twenty charmingly told tales Enid Blyton has journeyed round the year, choosing a flower, an animal, a bird, a fish or a tree, and telling two fascinating stories to illustrate some incidents of nature life characteristic o f e a c h m o nth. Some of the stories are delightful fantasies of fairies, witches, naughty gnomes and pixies, but all contain factual information about interesting and often unnoticed aspects of nature, which will be remembered and treasured by M i ss B ly to n 's e ager young readers." Large gift inscription on half-title page, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small bump to bottom rear corner - slight bump to other corners, very light colored watermark at top edge of free re ar end pa per , f adi ng an d v ery small watermark to top of textblock, very light browning to fore-edge and bottom of textblock, slight darkening to spine and edges of boards. Dust jacket is price clipped, has small to medium tears and chips at top /bot tom of spin e an d f lap -fol ds - some with creases, minor edge wear, very light rubbing and soiling on rear panel, faint writing indentation on front flap. Very Good-/Good 
Price: 30.00 USD
9 Boucher, Anthony/McComas, J. Francis, eds. (Robert Abernathy, Gordon R. Dickson, Michael Shaara, Leslie Charteris, Andre Norton, Levi Crow, Ruth Laura Wainwright, Robert A. Heinlein, T.S. Watt.) Cover art by Kirberger. THE MAGAZINE OF FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION. VOLUME 6, NO. 6. JUNE 1954.
Fantasy House, Concord, N.H., 1954. 
127 pp, soft cover (digest size). Contents: Heirs Apparent by Robert Abernathy; Miss Prinks by Gordon R. Dickson; Time Payment by Michael Shaara; Fish Story by Leslie Charteris; Mousetrap by Andre Norton; Warrior in Darkness by Levi Crow; Recommended Reading by the editors; Mint, in d/j by Ruth Laura Wainwright; Star Lummox (second of three parts) by Robert A. Heinlein; Visitors from Venus by T.S. Watt; Index to Volume 6. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, very light rubbing, spine flat and uncreased. VG+ 
Price: 12.50 USD
Collins, London, 1946, first edition. 
48 pp, 8 7/8" H, hard cover in dust jacket. 8 colour plates, 22 b&w illustrations. "....a guide to the fishes and insects which inhabit our streams and rivers. (The author) describes, with fascinating detail and anecdote, such things as the life of the eel and the salmon, the gruesome habits of lampreys and the ferociousness of the small stickleback...." Area of light browning on free endpapers, browning and tiny foxing marks on top of textblock, light edge wear, very light browning to edg es of boards, tiny area of glue residue on front board. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, very light browning, very light rubbing/soiling on rear panel, very light waterstain at top inside edge of rear panel, light browning on in s i d e o f f l aps, one small closed tear. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 22.50 USD
11 Bourinot, J.G. THE STORY OF CANADA.
Toronto Copp, Clark 1896 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - No Jacket Inscribed By Author
463 pp, 7 3/4" H. Decorated green boards. A volume from The Story of the Nations series. Inscribed on front free endpaper: "T. Tait Esq. / with the best wishes of the author, / J.G. Bourinot / Ottawa, / 29th Dec 1886." B&w illustrations - photographs, reproductions, drawings, maps - some fold-out. Book is lightly cracked at two places - pages firmly held, small printing ink mark in bottom margin of pages 344 & 345, light edge wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight bump at corners, two light scuff marks on front board, light browning to edges of text block. 
Price: 30.00 USD
THE MOTHER'S COOK BOOK:  HOW TO PREPARE FOOD FOR CHILDREN.  WITH AN INTRODUCTION ON "CHILD FEEDING AND HEALTH"., Bourjaily, Barbara Webb and Gorman, Dorothy May.  Introduction by Justin A. Garvin, M.D.
12 Bourjaily, Barbara Webb and Gorman, Dorothy May. Introduction by Justin A. Garvin, M.D. THE MOTHER'S COOK BOOK: HOW TO PREPARE FOOD FOR CHILDREN. WITH AN INTRODUCTION ON "CHILD FEEDING AND HEALTH".
New York D. Appleton 1926 First Edition Hard Cover Good- 
164 pp + 14 blank pages headed "Recipes" at rear, 6 15/15" H. Contents: Preface - The Story of This Book; Child Feeding and Health; List of Utensils and Care of Utensils and Foods; Table of Measures; Liquids (Preparation of Water, ditto Milk, Fruit Juices, Fancy Drinks); Cereals (Milk Mush, Gruel); Soups (Broths, Cream Soups); Vegetables; Salads; Eggs and Meat (Eggs, Meats, Fish); Sandwiches; Preparation of Fresh Fruit/Cooked Fruits; Desserts (Cakes, Cookies, Puddings, Ice Cream and Ices, Candies); Parties (Holiday Parties, Brithday Parties); Traveling; Menu Suggestions (General Menus, Menus for Child of Three, ditto of Six, ditto of Ten, ditto of Twelve, Menus for Day Nursery; Menus for Children from Two to Six, Meals for School Boys and Girls); Index. Minor browning to pages and endpapers, very small stain at bottom of inside front hinge, small corner crease on half-title page, several corner creases on page vii, tiny stain on a few preliminary pages, minor soiling on rear endpapers, browning and light soiling to edges of textblock, light edge wear, small corner crease on free rear endpaper, light soiling marks on rear board, slight bump to corners, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light edge wear. Postage for this light item will be reduced to most destinations. 
Price: 25.00 USD
NURSERY NOURISHMENT., Buchanan, Margaret N.  Foreword by Robert Hutchison.
13 Buchanan, Margaret N. Foreword by Robert Hutchison. NURSERY NOURISHMENT.
London Edward Arnold 1933 First Edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket 
104 pp, 7 1/2" H. Orange cloth with black lettering on spine, black lettering/decoration of front board. An eary 20th century recipe book devoted to children's nutrition. Contents: Foreword; Introduction; Soups; Fish Dishes; Meat Dishes; Vegetables; Sauces; Salad, Vegetable and Savoury Dishes; Nursery Puddings; Nursery Tea; Miscellaneous; Diet for Children; Specimen Meals; Index. Previous owner's bookplate, name and date on front free endpaper; slight toning to pages and endpapers; very small chip at bottom edge of page leaf 73/74; small edge tear on page leaf 75/76 - archivally taped; minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine; darkening to spine and board edges; light edge wear. 
Price: 20.00 USD
Shelburne, Vermont Shelburne Museum 2006 0939384329 / 9780939384327 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
36 pp, 8 1/2" H, stapled in wraps. Color photographs. Shows examples of New England weathervanes in a variety of forms and materials from the Shelburne Museum's collection. Interior - very small light bump/crease at top corner of most pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very small crease at top corner of front cover, very light edge wear, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
Faber and Faber, London, 1993, first edition. 
240 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 057114389X "When the British were in India they developed a curious cuisine all of their own. As they made their mark on their host culture, the formidable memsahib - or English housew ife - made sure that much traditional cuisine was rejected in favour of an impossible combination of European customs, and the results were frequenlty chaotic. Anglo-Indian cooking was at its best when it achieved a kind of cultural balance; m u l l i g atawny, kedgeree and Worcestershire sauce are all products of the Raj. Drawing on first-hand accounts, David Burton includes over sixty authentic recipes, adapts the best of them for the modern cook, and builds up a fascianting, often h il ar io us p ic ture of the British - at best, endearingly naive, at worst, ignorant and xenophobic - seen through the kitchen door." Light browning to pages and edges of text block, slight bump at fore-edge of text block - up to approx. page 8 0, li ght wr ink lin g a t top/bottom of spine, front board is slightly bent with a soft crease down the middle, one tiny corner crease. Dust jacket has light wear/wrinkling and tiny a few tiny tears/chips at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, s eve ral tiny din ts o n fr ont hinge. Good+/Very Good- 
Price: 25.00 USD
Garden City, New York Doubleday 1972 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Betty Fraser. 
107 pp, 9 7/16" H. B&w illustrations. "In the model Ainu village on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido, Old Ekashi is one of the few storytellers who can remember the drama and excitement of ancient customs, legends and magic. Toko and Haruko beg their grandfather to repeat their favorite tales of Kamui, the Great-and-Important God, who sent lesser gods from the Sky Country to teach, protect and guide the Ainu people. Although Ekashi's eyes twinkle as he explains why the lark never flies very high, why the Ainu have no books and why the sparrow has only one dark spot on her beak, he doest not reveal just how much of his fabulous accounts of myth and folklore he really believes." Contents; People from the Sky; A-E-Oina, the Demon, and the Tattle-tale Dog; Animals from Heaven; "Good-by, Dear Little Bear God"; The Hungry Time; Yoshi-Tsuni, Brave Warrior from Japan; The Old Man on the Mountain; The Frog's Tattoo; The Mad Dancers of Upo-Pou-Shi; The One-Eyed Monster; Fox Magic; Pan'ambe and Pen'ambe; The Bats of Ru-Pe-Shi-Pi; The Golden Mare; Flying Sword; Two Terrible Fish; The "Little People". 3" line of glue residue on free front endpaper, browning on inside hinges. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light edge browning/foxing, light browning on spine, two small edge tears, very light general soiling, small soiling stain at bottom of front flap-fold. 
Price: 17.50 USD
ECOLOGY FOR GARDENERS., Carroll, Steven B. & Salt, Steven D.
17 Carroll, Steven B. & Salt, Steven D. ECOLOGY FOR GARDENERS.
Portland Timber Press 2005 0881926116 / 9780881926118 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Errol D. Hooper Jr. 
328 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). Colour photographs, b&w drawings. "(T)he authors look at the structure, development, genetics, and reproduction of plants, the most prominent actors in garden ecosystems. They describe other garden organisms, focusing on those with the most influential roles - insects, nematodes, and microorganisms - as well as garden denizens ranging from microscopic prions to elephants. (They) explore nutrient cycles, sunlight, air, water, and the soil - the physical environment within which garden organisms live and function - and they consider the ways plants function in their environment and form communities. They then examine the intricate interactions among garden-dwelling organisms, ranging from the harmful to the beneficial. Once this groundwork is laid, they introduce humans into the garden ecosystem and consider how gardeners can use ecological principles to wisely manage their garden ecosystems. Throughout the book, the authors cite hundreds of examples drawn from personal experience and from the gardening and ecological literature. It becomes clear that gardens - whether a group of potted plants on a patio, a few beds carved out of a lawn, or extensive plantings over several acres - are indeed connected to the natural world in endless and important ways." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, a few tiny dents on spine and hinges. 
Price: 20.00 USD
THE BESTIARY OF CHRIST., Charbonneau-Lassay, Louis.  Translated/abridged by D.M. Dooling.
18 Charbonneau-Lassay, Louis. Translated/abridged by D.M. Dooling. THE BESTIARY OF CHRIST.
New York Arkana / Penguin 1992 0140194495 / 9780140194494 Soft Cover Very Good+ Woodcuts by the Author. 
467 pp, 9" H. B&w illustrations. "A legendary work of religious scholarship and art history, available in English for the first time. This extraordinary - and extraordinarily beautiful - volume introduces readers to a compendium of animal symbolism that ranks with the greatest of classical and medieval bestiaries. (It) was the life's work of the French Catholic scholar Louis Charbonneau-Lessay, who combed the religious traditions of ancient Egypt, classical Greece and Rome, early and medieval Christianity, Gnosticism, Kabbalah, and alchemy to research it. First published in France at the outbreak of World War II and nearly destroyed in the war's devastations, this masterpiece of scholarship has been translated and abridged (from its original thousand-page length) by D.M. Dooling, the founder and editorial director of 'Parabola: The Magazine of Myth and Tradition', and includes 400 woodcuts by the author." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - remainder mark on top of text block. 
Price: 15.00 USD
19 Charters, Dean. Introduction by Angela M. O'Connell. MOUNTIE, 1873-1973: A GOLDEN TREASURY OF THOSE EARLY YEARS.
Don Mills Collier-Macmillan 1973 029734207 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
253 pp, 10 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "1973 marks the centennial anniver- sary of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. (This book is) a pictorial tour of adventure through those glorious early days. One hundred years is not long when we are talking about history, but a glance at these photographs shows the phenomenal growth of Canada during that period. And the man who laid the groundwork for this phenomenal growth was the Mountie. Without his work of pacification, the task of settling and civilizing the Canadian west could not have been carried out. The photographers who took these pictures must have been imbued with the same spirit of adventure that motivated the Mountie. The proof is here. Wherever the men of the N.W.M.P. went, the photographers followed. The results of their work are here, a fitting tribute to the men of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police." Tiny soft bump at top corner of pages 163 to end of book, previous owner's small label on front pastedown, very faint tiny foxing marks on bottom of text block, minor wrinking at bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling - moderate on rear flap-fold, several edge tears (some with creases) archivally taped, light rubbing 
Price: 20.00 USD
CHEADLE'S JOURNAL OF TRIP ACROSS CANADA, 1862-1863., Cheadle, Walter B.  Introduction and notes by A.G. Doughty and Gustave Lanctot.  Introduction to new edition by Lewis H. Thomas.
20 Cheadle, Walter B. Introduction and notes by A.G. Doughty and Gustave Lanctot. Introduction to new edition by Lewis H. Thomas. CHEADLE'S JOURNAL OF TRIP ACROSS CANADA, 1862-1863.
Edmonton M.G. Hurtig 1971 0888300352 / 9780888300355 First Thus Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
311 pp, 7 5/8" H. B&w illustrations, fold-out map at rear."The incredible journey of William Fitzwilliam, Viscount Milton, and his long-suffering companion, Dr. Walter Butler Cheadle, over the uncharted Yellowhead route in 1862-63 was a highly improbable, miraculously successful expedition, well-seasoned with comic relief though it very nearly ended several times in tragedy. Dr. Cheadle's 'Journal' first appeared in 1931, sixty-six years after publication of 'The North-West Passage by Land', a bestselling account of the expedition supposedly co-authored by the young Lord Milton and his companion. Besides confirming suspicions that the first book was in fact Cheadle's, the 'Journal' is more candid about the two adventurer's motives ('we were a mere party of pleasure'), and a much more precise record of life and travel in the Northwest during the latter days of the fur trade era. Cheadle acknowledges the heavy debt owed by all of the early explorers to the plains Indians, who passed on to the first white men their sophistication in the ways of the wilderness. He also records the gradual demoralization of the native people under the impact of European culture. His own Assiniboine guide was an invaluable support to Cheadle, who had to cope not only with Lord Milton's constant petulance and frequent illness, but with the most obnoxious hitchhiker ever to cross the Rockies." On or two small faint areas of browning on edges of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear and tiny tears/creases - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds (archivally taped), slight fading to spine color, faint small writing impressions on front panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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