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1 Cadman, W.A. GOOSE SHOOTING. THE SHOOTING TIMES LIBRARY: NO. 7.
Percival Marshall, London, n.d. - c1960. 
82 pp, small 8vo, gard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos, drawings. Contents: Introduction; Identification of Geese; Habits and Habitats - Grey Geese; Habits and Habitats - Black Geese; Goose Shooting Equipment, Butts and Hides; Tides, Weather and Geese; Sand-crawling and Camouflage; Inland Shooting - Dogs and Decoys; Tim's First Goose Trip. Light edge wear to boards, tiny bumps to bottom corners. Dust jacket is worn with small chips/tears , light edge wear/scuffing/wrinkling, light browning at edges, light water staining to bottom inside edge (all text/illustrations complete), very small dent on rear panel. VG/G- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
2 Cremony, John C. LIFE AMONG THE APACHES.
New York Indian Head Books 1991 0880296526 / 9780880296526 Facsimile Reprint. Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
322 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). Facsimile reprint of 1868 edition. From the Introduction: "We have never striven to make ourselves intelligently acquainted with (the various tribes occupying the vast region which extends from the Colorado river on the west, to the settlements of Texas on the east, and from Taos in New Mexico to Durango in the Mexican Republic). Nearly all that relates to them is quite as uncertain and indefinite to our comprehension as that which obtains in the center of Africa. Those who were best informed on the matter, and had given it the closest attention, were, at the time - most unfortunately - the least capable of imparting their information; while those who were ignorant of the subject have been the most forward to give the results of their fragmentary gleanings. If this volume shall have the effect of bettering our present deplorable Indian policy, by letting in some light, it will accomplish the author's object." The author was "Interpreter to the U.S. Boundary Commission, under the Hon. John R. Bartlett, in 1849, '50 and '51, and late Major of California Volunteer Cavalry, operating in Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and Western Arkansas." Dust jacket has a few areas of very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
3 Crossley-Holland, Kevin, chosen and introduction by. (Thomas Crofton Croker, Edward Clodd, Sir John Rhys, George Waldron, Helen Waddell, Sir Walter Scott, Joseph Jacobs, Alan Garner, Thomas Keightley, Hugh Miller, Ernest M. Marwick, P.H. Emerson, et al.) FOLK-TALES OF THE BRITISH ISLES.
London Folio Society 1985 Hard Cover Very Good Hannah Firmin. 
393 pp, 9" H. Bound in quarter black cloth, light green paper boards with a pattern in dark green based on a design by Birgitte Cramer, light green endpapers. Gilt lettering/decoration on spine. Medium brown slipcase. Hannah Firmin's b&w wood-engravings consist of a frontispiece and 57 head-pieces, one of which is used seven times. A collection of folk-tales, legends and fairy tales from England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and the Isle of Man, under the headings: Fairies; Origins and Causes; Kings and Heroes; Fabulous Beasts; Nursery and Jocular; Ghosts; Fables and Animal Tales; Giants and Strong Men; Historical; Saints and Devils; Enchantment; Envoi. Tiny bump at bottom of rear hinge. Slipcase has tiny dent on one front edge, light soiling on bottom panel, very small bump at one top rear corner. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE WILES OF THE FOX., Edwards, Lionel.
4 Edwards, Lionel. THE WILES OF THE FOX.
London Medici Society 1932 First Edition Hard Cover Good Poor Lionel Edwards. 
50 pp, 10 1/8" H. Oatmeal cloth spine with brown lettering, red cloth boards with fox's head in brown & white in white diamond. Six colour illustrations on dark olive stock (one double page) and over 15 b&w illustrations (collated). "To admirers of Lionel Edwards's brilliant pictures of the hunting field it is hardly necessary to say that he has all his life been a hunting man. In this sketch-book he gives us the fruits of his experience of the devious and wily ways of the fox, and his rapid, effective pencil illustrates his text with a vividness which has the quality of genius in it." Inside rear hinge paper is torn making hinge weak but it is holding well, slight insect damage at bottom edge of free endpapers, crease at bottom corner of page leaf 31/32, small bump at bottom corner of boards - migrates into pages, tiny bump at top corner of front board, tiny light foxing marks on spine/hinge cloth, very small bump on fore-edge of rear board. Dust jacket has edge tears, chips, wrinkling and wear; spine has dark browning; insect damage on spine and hinges; light browning and soiling on panels; scattered light foxing marks on inside; protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
5 Goodwin, Herbert F. (INSCRIBED). Illustrations by Edwin W. Cheney. MOOSE STEW.
(Cameo Books, Gardiner, Maine, 1987), Ist edition. 
179 pp, 4to, hard cover in dust jacket. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR ON FREE FRONT ENDPAPER. B&w illustrations by Edwin W. Cheney. Describes the hunting, fishing and outdoors adventures of the author. Light edgewear to boards. Dust jacket has light edge wear/creasing/rubbing, a few tiny chips/tears, 1" tear (archivally taped) to top of spine with associated creasing. VG+/G 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
TO THE ARCTIC BY CANOE 1819-1821.  THE JOURNAL AND PAINTINGS OF ROBERT HOOD, MIDSHIPMAN WITH FRANKLIN., Hood, Robert.  Edited by C. Stuart Houston.
6 Hood, Robert. Edited by C. Stuart Houston. TO THE ARCTIC BY CANOE 1819-1821. THE JOURNAL AND PAINTINGS OF ROBERT HOOD, MIDSHIPMAN WITH FRANKLIN.
Montreal Arctic Institute of North America / McGill-Queen's University Press 1975 0773501924 / 9780773501928 Reprinted with Corrections Hard Cover Fine Very Good Robert Hood. 
217 pp, 11" H. B&w and colour illustrations, maps. "(In 1819, a) dedicated but ill-prepared group of Englishmen set out under instructions from the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty to seek for the Northwest Passage. They encountered every hardship and hazard during their two-year mission, a mission which culminated, almost inevitably, in the loss of many lives. One of those who died was a young midshipman, Robert Hood, who had, in spite of the many dangers and problems that beset the expedition, kept a remarkable and invaluable record, in words and paintings, of the experiences of this, the first Franklin expedition. Hood's journal, less formal and more lively than Franklin's official account, shows his appreciation of the beauty as well as the harshness of his surroundings and an awareness, unusual in his time, of some of the adverse effects on the native peoples and their environment of the coming of Europeans. His paintings are among the finest as well as the earliest records of the animals and birds of northern Canada." Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light wear and crease at top of spine, faint small line indentation on rear panel. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
DRIFTING SNOW:  AN ARCTIC SEARCH., Houston, James.
7 Houston, James. DRIFTING SNOW: AN ARCTIC SEARCH.
McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, 1992, first edition. 
150 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0771042833 B&w illustrations by the author. "Taken south as a very small child from her Inuit-Eskimo parents in the Canadian Arctic - to save her life from tuberculosis - Elizabeth was one o f the children whose identity papers were lost. As a young teenager, she returns to the Arctic in search of her family and her own culture and language. She decides to stay on Nesak Island with a friendly Inuit-Eskimo family that includes U v i l u , a girl about her own age, and Poota, a somewhat older boy. Uvilu and Poota both speak some English, taught to them by an itinerant teacher who comes seasonally to give them school lessons. Days of near starvation, alleviated when th e g ir ls i n th e s mall settlement discover a way to go under the thick sea ice and collect clams; weeks of summer plenty that follow on the mainland, catching salmon, hunting caribou and geese, then celebrating with dance and song; a return cr os sin g t o t he is lan d tha t is nearly fatal as sea ice and storms close in on their frail boat - all are part of the life Elizabeth shares....an exciting story of one girl's search for her identity." Faint small watermark at bottom of front hi nge are a, l ight wr ink ling a t bo ttom of spine, minor edge rubbing. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, several very light dye marks on inside surface - probaly due to light dampness. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
8 Kenney, James F., editor. (Captain James Knight.) THE FOUNDING OF CHURCHILL: BEING THE JOURNAL OF CAPTAIN JAMES KNIGHT, GOVERNOR-IN-CHIEF IN HUDSON BAY, FROM THE 14th OF JULY TO THE 13th OF SEPTEMBER, 1717.
Toronto J.M. Dent & Sons 1932 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Inscribed By Author
213 pp, 7 3/4" H. Five b&w illustrations, including frontispiece (collated). Inscribed on front free endpaper: "To / Jean F. Thomas / best of helpers / from / James F. Kenney / 10 June, 1943". "The Journal of the founding of the Hudson's Bay Company's trading-post at Churchill river, now published for the first time, will, it is hoped, prove to be a worth-while addition to the scanty collection of original sources for the early history of Hudson bay that are available in print." from the Preface. Contents: Introduction; The Discovery of Churchill; The First Establishment of the Hudson's Bay Company at Churchill; Captain James Knight; The Second Founding of Churchill; The Fate of Captain Knight; The Later History of Churchill; The Journal; Bibliography; Index. Minor edge wear to boards, minor toning to page margins, very light browning to edges of text block, very light wrinkling at top of spine, small line indentation on rear board. 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
THE SPORTSMAN AND NATURALIST IN CANADA; OR NOTES ON THE NATURAL HISTORY OF THE GAME, GAME BIRDS, AND FISH OF THAT COUNTRY., King, W. Ross, Major.
9 King, W. Ross, Major. THE SPORTSMAN AND NATURALIST IN CANADA; OR NOTES ON THE NATURAL HISTORY OF THE GAME, GAME BIRDS, AND FISH OF THAT COUNTRY.
Toronto Coles 1974 Facsimile Edition. Hard Cover Fine Very Good 
334 pp, 8 5/8" H. Burgundy cloth with gilt lettering/banding on spine and front board - one of the Coles Canadian Collection.B&w drawings. A facsimile of the edition published by Hurst & Blackett, London, 1866. "Step into the boots of a touring English sportsman, travel across the ocean and up the St. Lawrence River. Ramble vast tracts of primaeval forest, game stocked prairies, and broad rivers, hunting, fishing, and sketching all the while. This comprehensive guide to British North America for the hunter and nature-lover of over a century ago takes us on such a tour, describing in exhaustive detail the game, game birds, and fishes of Canada. Full of all sorts of tips on successful hunting and nature watching, the author portrays Canada as a hunter's paradise and a nature-lover's nirvana. His enthusiasm is surpassed only by his wealth of information on every conceivable aspect of Canadian wildlife: each creature's habits and habitats, the hunting season, the various hunting methods, and tips such as warning on when not to approach a moose." Very light wrinkle at top of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, two tiny tears (archivally taped) and wrinkle at top of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
10 King, W. Ross, Major. THE SPORTSMAN AND NATURALIST IN CANADA; OR NOTES ON THE NATURAL HISTORY OF THE GAME, GAME BIRDS, AND FISH OF THAT COUNTRY.
Toronto Coles 1974 Facsimile Edition. Soft Cover Very Good+ 
334 pp, 8 3/8" H. B&w drawings. One of the Coles Canadian Collection - a facsimile of the edition published by Hurst & Blackett, London, 1866. "Step into the boots of a touring English sportsman, travel across the ocean and up the St. Lawrence River. Ramble vast tracts of primaeval forest, game stocked prairies, and broad rivers, hunting, fishing, and sketching all the while. This comprehensive guide to British North America for the hunter and nature-lover of over a century ago takes us on such a tour, describing in exhaustive detail the game, game birds, and fishes of Canada. Full of all sorts of tips on successful hunting and nature watching, the author portrays Canada as a hunter's paradise and a nature-lover's nirvana. His enthusiasm is surpassed only by his wealth of information on every conceivable aspect of Canadian wildlife: each creature's habits and habitats, the hunting season, the various hunting methods, and tips such as warning on when not to approach a moose." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, small tear mark at bottom of spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
11 Mayne, William. THE BLEMYAH STORIES.
London Walker Books 1987 0744506077 / 9780744506075 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good- Very Good Juan Wijngaard. 
72 pp, 10 3/4" H. Colour illustrations. "In words and pictures of rare imaginative power, this book tells the story of a very special year in the life of a medieval priory - the year when the mysterious Blemyahs (beings with their faces on their chests) came. Working by night, unseen by the Brothers, the Blemyahs carved the misericords under the seats in the Quire stalls - images of Adam and Eve, Noah, the Three Kings and many others, which came to life as they were carved. And all through the year there was trouble, caused by the youngest Blemyah's most knotty creation - the cheeky, ever-meddlesome imp, Ruffin - who was finally cured of his naughtiness by the touch of a new-born Baby's hand." Light to moderate edge wear - mainly on bottom edge of boards, small shallow bump to bottom edge of front board. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
MATES OF THE TANGLE., McKishnie, Archie P.  Illustrated by Frank (Franz) H. Johnston.
12 McKishnie, Archie P. Illustrated by Frank (Franz) H. Johnston. MATES OF THE TANGLE.
Musson, Toronto, 1924. 
274 pp, small 8vo (7 9/16" H), hard cover (medium brown cloth with black lettering on spine, blue and black illustration/lettering on front board) - no dust jacket. 6 b&w plates (including frontispiece) by Group of Seven artist Frank H. (Franz) Joh nston - collated. A collection of stories about the wild animals of the Algonquin area (the mink, lynx, foxes, moose, wolves, bears, geese, weasels, etc.) and also of the trappers and hunters that cross their paths. Large school prize pr e s e n t a t i o n bookplate on free front endpaper, tiny edge tears to free front endpaer - archivally taped, book is cracked in a few places - some page sigantures are slightly loose, approx. 12 pages with light soiling - mainly in margins, ligh t to m od er at e ed ge r ubbing, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light rubbing to boards, minor browning on endpapers, small air bubbles under front pastedown, light browning and soiling to edges of textblock, slight bump to bottom borner of bo th boa rds . Go od rea din g copy only. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
UNDER WATER WITH OGDEN NASH., Nash, Ogden.  Illustrated by Katie Lee.
13 Nash, Ogden. Illustrated by Katie Lee. UNDER WATER WITH OGDEN NASH.
Bullfinch Press / Little, Brown, Boston, 1997. 
63 pp, oblong small 8vo (7 1/2" H x 7 3/4" D), hard cover in dust jacket. Beautifully illustrated in color. ISBN 0821224042 "Dive into the wacky waters with America's favorite humorist and poet extraordinaire, Ogden Nash. His playful and often p reposterous poetry celebrates aquatic creatures both above and beneath the water's surface. From sharks and shad to swans and prawns, Nash cleverly captures the whimsy of the denizens of the deep while delivering his pearls of wit with his u s u a l p a nache and splash! This irresistible collection of twenty-seven of Nash's finest is illustrated by botanical and zoological illustrator Katie Lee. Lee's exquisite illustrations are the perfect accompaniment to Nash's work, subtly pla yi ng o ff e a ch p oem's twists and turns." Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds, light line indentation on front panel and two small line rub marks on rear panel. Fine/Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
JOURNEY TO THE ICE AGE: MAMMOTHS AND OTHER ANIMALS OF THE WILD., Poortvliet, Rien.  Translated from the Dutch by Karin H. Ford.  Calligraphy by Diane Lynch.
14 Poortvliet, Rien. Translated from the Dutch by Karin H. Ford. Calligraphy by Diane Lynch. JOURNEY TO THE ICE AGE: MAMMOTHS AND OTHER ANIMALS OF THE WILD.
Harry N. Abrams, New York, 1994. 
224 pp, oblong (10 1/4" H x 12" D) hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0810936488 Beautifully illustrated throughout in colour by the Dutch artist well known for his books on gnomes and Holland. "Starting in present-day Holland, Poortvliet observes a nd illustrates, the many animals who inhabit this earth, in great detail. He may catch a rabbit, lynx, or partridge sauntering by, or admire a doe with her young right beneath him. He takes notice of foxes, deer, and wolves, and portrays them r e a l istically and convincingly. (He) continues on his journey to the sixteenth century, a time when humans coexisted with such predators as bears, lynx, and wolves, and other wild animals. His journey ends with the people and animals of the Ic e Ag e, a nd he imagines the now-extinct mammoth and other creatures in their natural habitat - the giant deer, the wooly rhinoceros, the wild horse, the auroch, and the cave lion. Exploring the boundaries of time travel and studying the wild anim al s a t c los e range, (he) documents their daily habits and rituals. His colorful account unfolds before us to reveal the many interesting facts about the mammals: How much bigger is an elk than a deer or a doe? How do you subdue a rhinoceros? How man y po unds is a mammoth's daily food intake?" Previous owner's signed bookplate on front free endpaper, tiny dint on bottom edge of each board. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, one ve ry s mall edge tear - archivally taped, light rubbing. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
DELIA'S HAPPY CHRISTMAS., Smith, Delia.  Photography by Petrina Tinslay.
15 Smith, Delia. Photography by Petrina Tinslay. DELIA'S HAPPY CHRISTMAS.
London Ebury 2009 9780091933 Hard Cover Very Good + Very Good+ 
311 pp, 11 1/8" H. "Still daunted by the prospect of cooking for Christmas? Is this your first Christmas catering for family and friends? Looking for brand-new ideas to celebrate over the festive season, or do you fancy getting to grips with a totally traditional Christmas? Above all, do you want to be able to join in the fun? The solutions to all these questions are right here. Here is the definitive guide to cooking for Christmas, one that ta k es the stress out of having to organise everything. You'll find detailed advice on shopping and suppliers, planning, cooking ahead and for the freezer, menus to cover the whole holiday, and an hour-by-hour countdown to the last crucial 36 hours. A nd, if all else fails, there is always Delia's last-minute Christmas! With 150 gloriously photographed recipes there is something here to suit everyone: 50 much-loved classics including Delia's Christmas Cake, Christmas Pudding and Roast Turkey which have faithfully served generations of Christmas cooks, along with 100 inspiring new recipes from Pot-roasted Guinea Fowl with Calvados and Salmon in Champagne Sauce to Drambuie Trifle and Chocolate and Sour Cherry Crumble. (It) includes party drinks and buffet suggestions, meals for vegetarians, a celebration of Hogmanay, ideas on what to do with leftovers - in short everything to make it a Happy Christmas for the cook too." Waviness to edges of text block. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of hinges and flap-folds. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
LEGACY: THE NATURAL HISTORY OF ONTARIO., Theberge, John B., ed.  With Mary T. Theberge, David Barr, Theodore Mosquin.  Don Bonner, cartographer.
16 Theberge, John B., ed. With Mary T. Theberge, David Barr, Theodore Mosquin. Don Bonner, cartographer. LEGACY: THE NATURAL HISTORY OF ONTARIO.
McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, 1989. 
397 pp, 4to (12 1/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 077108398X Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, drawings, maps. "(Q)uite simply the most important, authoritative and comprehensive book ever produced in Canada on the natural environment...(It) provides a broad overview of all Ontario's natural features. It deals with bedrock, soils, birds, mammals, insects, wildflowers, forests, prehistoric life, and much more, with emphasis upon certain specific topics; specia l environments, for instance, such as the Erie Sand Spits, the Niagara Escarpment, and the four larger parks: Algonquin, Quetico, Pukaskwa, and Polar Bear. There are also forty-two 'Vignettes of Nature'. These short articles about outstandi n g n a t u ral features or highlights are arranged geographically. They cover such topics as: Pembroke swallows, bogs and beaver ponds, passenger pigeons, the migration of monarch butterflies, reptiles, the Loring Deer Yard, the owls of the Kings to n a re a, p er egrine falcons in the city, bat roosts, and Ontario's white pelicans....(T)here are twenty-five 'Science Excursions', enjoyable thumbnail descriptions of research written by the actual scientists involved. Knowledge-hungry nature lo ve rs wi ll lea rn the latest on what can be done about blackflies and mosquitoes, spruce budworm, the background and progress of rabies research, diseases in deer and moose, and why Ontario's weather seems to reach such extremes." This is a h eavy bo ok and wil l re qui re extra postage. Slight browning and waviness to top of text block. Dust jacket has very light rubbing, light wrinkling at top of rear flap-fold. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
17 Tripp, Stan; Bolton, Mike; Sadler, Doug; Bennett, Tiny; Robinson, Michael; Turnbull, Robert; Wolfram, Gerry; Kelly, Bob; McGillen, Pete; Reddick, Dave; Barager, C.P.; Macdonald, Bill; Penhale, Barry L.; Sanders, E.B.; Campbell, Tom; et al. STORIES OF THE OUTDOORS: AN ANTHOLOGY BY THE OUTDOOR WRITERS OF CANADA.
Mitchell Press, Vancouver, (1970). 
140 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Monotone illustrations by Walter Leaver. Contents: A Marten and a McCoy; Instant Largemouth Bass; The Bereavement; Shark!; Before the Snow Comes; The Unknown River; Wild Animals Aren't Wild ; The Fishing Began at Midnight; Blue Geese at James Bay; On the Ice; Western Waterfowl Hunting; Don't Discount Grilse; Muskie Mania; Rendezvous with a Wagging Tail; Fishing in Nova Scotia; Pheasants; An After-Dark Adventure. Gift inscription on free front endpaper, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, two tiny tears/chip. VG/VG 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
18 Watts, Dave. THE BEST OF AUSTRALIAN BIRDS.
New Holland, (Sydney, 1999). 
128 pp, oblong large 8vo (9 11/16" H x 10 7/8" D), hard cover in dust jacket. Beautifully and profusely illustrated in full color. "...takes you on a photographic journey across the continent's habitats - its forests, wetlands, woodlands and plain s, arid centre and coastline - to gain an intimate view of the most beautiful, and intriguing birdlife to be found there...Over 170 species are presented in this spectacular photographic compilation by one of Australia's best-known wildlif e p h o t o g r a phers, Dave Watts...Informative text accompanies the photographs, providing greater insights into the world of Australian birds." tiny dint to top/bottom of rear board. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, very light edge wrinkling, l i gh t ru bb in g. VG +/VG 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
KALILA AND DIMNA:  SELECTED FABLES OF BIDPAI., Wood, Ramsay.  Introduction by Doris Lessing.
19 Wood, Ramsay. Introduction by Doris Lessing. KALILA AND DIMNA: SELECTED FABLES OF BIDPAI.
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1980 0394506936 / 9780394506937 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Margaret Kilrenny. 
263 pp, 8 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. "Ramsay Wood here restores to our world a major, self-contained section of the 'Tales of Bidpai' - the charming-quirky, humorous cycle of fables which originally appeared in Sanskrit nearly 1,700 years ago. It is difficult to trace their earliest beginnings, but incidents from the tales can be identified in sculpture near Buddhist shrines built before 200 B.C., and all our beast fables from Aesop to La Fontaine to Uncle Remus suggest a debt to them. Taken together, the tales ostensibly constitute a handbook for rulers, illustrating and explaining a series of admonitions on how to run a kingdom, on the conduct proper for a king, on the use of spies, on the legal system, on how to create a village, etc., etc. But in their slyly profound grasp of human nature at its best - and, more often, at its worst - they are clearly meant as good counsel for all of us. At (its heart) is the incorruptible sage Bidpai, sugar-coating the advice he is offering his king, Dabschelim, with these stories of two jackals, the cunning brothers Kalila and Dimna. And within the stories, the jackals themselves tell stories (all living creatures need instruction!). Here we meet an old crow, a miserly wolf, iron-eating mice, apes, busybody birds, a turtle, a cormorant, a bedbug, a flea - . As layer upon layer of tales unfolds, we are exposed to animals and men who are wise or foolish, naive, greedy, impatient, and wrongheaded in endlessly different ways - characters who have all the flaws (and even a few of the virtues) of human nature, and whose adventures and fates amuse as they illumine the mystery of human life. (Quotes from, among others,) Cicero, Gilgamesh, Spenser, Freud, Dryden, Mark Twain and J.D. Salinger (are used to embellish this adaptation)." Gift inscription in ink on free front endpaper. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few tiny edge tear/chips, two corner creases on front flap. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
BLACK DUCK SPRING., Wright, Bruce S.  Illustrated by James G. Teason.
20 Wright, Bruce S. Illustrated by James G. Teason. BLACK DUCK SPRING.
Toronto Clarke, Irwin 1966 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
191 pp, 8vo (8 3/16" H). B&w drawings. "In this captivating and authoritative tale of wildlife in the northeastern section of our continent, Bruce Wright provides a superb account of the exhilarating and dangerous life of one of the greatest game birds in North America: the black duck. Migrating acording to the cycle of the seasons, the large male duck chooses a mate in the spring, competes for her favors, and follows her to her nesting marsh in Labrador or Quebec . There the young ducklings are born, learn to fly, and, in the fall, return south to the area of Chesapeake Bay where the cycle will begin again next spring. A world of wild animals and birds - of walrus and whales, moose and caribou, eagles and hawks, fish and seals, teel and Canada Geese - is evoked in the course of (his) exciting story about the life of a male black duck. But (this) is more than just another animal story; it is a thorough and often eloquent examination of the history of the relation between wildlife and man in this area. It is the story of rare and little known animals such as the whale-killing walrus and the newly discovered fressh-water seals of Ungava, and the story of how some famous species, the Great Auk and the sea mink among them, have become extinct. It is a story of man, the greatest predator, and the ravages he has worked upon wildlife and upon the land itself." Book slightly cocked, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light color fading at bottom corner of front board. Dust jacket has very light edge wear - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor soiling, three small edge tears - one with light crease, soft crease at bottom of front panel, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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