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MODERN RIDING TECHNIQUES: HARMONY IN HORSEMANSHIP., Brandl, Selma.
1 Brandl, Selma. MODERN RIDING TECHNIQUES: HARMONY IN HORSEMANSHIP.
Swan Hill, Shrewsbury, 1997. 
144 pp, small 4to (10 3/16" H), soft cover with self-flaps. ISBN 1853108154 Profusely illustrated with colour photographs, b&w drawing, diagrams. "(Explores) the psychology of the horse as a basis for its schooling and also sets valuable guidelin es for the initial and later training for the rider. The section on school movements and (Brandl's) detailed exposition of the rider's aids is exemplary, but even more notable is the author's supporting theme of mental and physical relaxat i o n l e a d i ng to harmony between horse and rider. It adds a further dimension to the riding disciplines and sets this book apart from its contemporaries. Also included are chapters on jumping training, eventing and hunting, as well as a part ic ul ar l y pe rc ep ti ve study of the art of Western horsemanship, in which the author discusses the relationship between the Californian system and the classical European school." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Ex ter ior - mi no r e dge we ar, minor rubbing. Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
2 Byng, John, Viscount Torrington. Edited by Donald Adamson. RIDES ROUND BRITAIN.
London Folio Society 1996 Hard Cover Very Good Anne Hayward. 
505 pp, 8vo (8" H). Bound in quarter orange-brown buckram, Ann Muir marbled paper boards; dark brown endpapers. Plain dark brown slipcase. Frontispiece and 25 half-page and smaller b&w engravings by Anne Hayward, 9 maps by Denys Baker. A countryman at heart, Byng travelled throughout Britain on horseback whenever his position at the Stamp Office would allow him to escape from London. As a chronicler of the eighteenth-century, "Byng travels with an observant though never a roving eye. At times it is the eye of the modern photo-journalist, as when he records a meeting with Humphrey Repton, visits Sarah Siddons in her dressing-room at Birmingham, or glimpses Warren Hastings changing horses on his way to Daylesford. At other times his eye is more like that of the self-taught but well-trained artist, as when he admires the flickering tapers of Yordas Cave or the Kentish hop-pickers working in all haste among the twinkling lights of the hopfields. At Cromford in Derbyshire the bustle and brilliance of Arkwright's great cotton 'manufactory' even blind him to what he basically regards as the horrors of creeping industrialism: 'The cotton mills,' he observes, 'seven storeys high and fill'd with inhabitants, remind me of a first-rate man of war and, when they are lighted up on a dark night, look most luminously beautiful.' As is now widely acknowledged, (Byng) is one of the greatest British travellers of the eighteenth or indeed of any century. Not only has he produced an excellent travel guide (as, in a way, he intended to do); his work is also a major contribution to the social history of England and Wales - and especially Welsh social history. (This book) is, finally, a masterpiece of social observation, written with as fine an eye for detail as Jane Austen's and (like Pepys diary) superb in its delineation of its author's own character." Some light rubbing to paper on boards. Slipcase has minor rubbing and one very small edge bump. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
3 Crispin, Edmund. THE GLIMPSES OF THE MOON.
London Gollancz 1978 0575022590 / 9780575022591 Fourth Impression Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
287 pp, 8vo (8" H). "In and around a very English village, murder follows murder, and corpse is piled upon corpse. Fen, whom Crispin fans will remember well, is once again the man who finally sorts out the very intricate puzzle; but for much of the book he is an accessory after the fact, and in a peculiarly gruesome manner. The Rector, the Major, and even old Gobbo, take a hand at playing detective, much to the confusion of Detective-Superintendant Ling. And the lively yarn culminates in a chase to end all chases - involving the local hunt, hunt saboteurs, a herd of rampaging cows, a motor-cycle scramble, a runaway burglar, a team of bloody-minded engineers, the major on horseback, and the police, variously motivated." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, a few tiny foxing marks on top of text block at spine, previous owner's name in ink on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine, soft crease at top of front panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
4 Dickens, Charles. Introduction by A.N. Wilson. THE POSTHUMOUS PAPERS OF THE PICKWICK CLUB. CONTAINING A FAITHFUL RECORD OF THE PERAMBULATIONS, PERILS, TRAVELS, ADVENTURES AND SPORTING TRANSACTIONS OF THE CORRESPONDING MEMBERS. (THE PICKWICK PAPERS.)
London Folio Society 2004 Hard Cover Fine R. Seymour, R.W. Buss and "Phiz". 
798 pp, 10 1/4" H. Quarter bound in deep maroon leather with maroon cloth sides, black leather title label with gilt lettering/border on spine. Gilt borders on front and rear boards, top edge gilt, integral maroon ribbon bookmark. Maroon endpapers and slipcase. B&w illustrations by R. Seymour, R.W. Buss and Phiz. "The text and illustrations of this edition reproduce those of the Nonesuch Dickens, published in 1937 by the Nonesuch Press - with minor emendations." Book is Fine. Slipcase has very minor rubbing, a tiny and a very small bump at top front edges, and a few very tiny soiling marks on on side panel. 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
5 Foster, Carol. BASIC RIDING. CROWOOD EQUESTRIAN GUIDES.
Crowood, Marlborough,1998, 3rd impression. 
96 pp, 9 3/16" H, soft cover. ISBN 1852235462 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawing/diagrams. "(A) thorough introduction, which dispels the myths surrounding riding, and clearly explains all the terminology and different techniques. It covers: Preparing to ride; Lungeing; Communicating with the horse; Working through the transitions; How to ride each pace; Choosing a riding school; Riding across country. Carol Foster's excellent guide will give all novices a thorough b a c k g r o und and a sound basis on which to develop their riding skills." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear, minor soiling on bottom of text block. Very Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
6 Foster, Marion, written and illustrated by. PONY TALES. THE PIXIE BOOK SERIES.
Collins, (Great Britain, n.d.). 
Unpaginated (approx. 28 pp.), square 32mo (approx. 4" x 4"), thick card covers in dust jacket. Charmingly illustrated throughout. A little girl falls in love with a seaside pony and is given him for her birthday. Light wear at top/bottom of spine/hinges, very tiny tear at bottom of first page at gutter. Dust jacket light edge wear, a few very small tears, one small chip and a few tiny chips, light rubbing/soiling. VG/G+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
7 Grant, George M. (Sanford Fleming.) OCEAN TO OCEAN: SANDFORD FLEMING'S EXPEDITION THROUGH CANADA IN 1872. BEING A DIARY KEPT DURING A JOURNEY FROM THE ATLANTIC TO THE PACIFIC WITH THE EXPEDITION OF THE ENGINEER-IN-CHIEF OF THE CANADIAN PACIFIC AND INTERCOLONIAL RAILWAY.
Toronto Coles 1970 Facsimile Edition. Hard Cover Very Good- 
371 pp, 8 1/2" H. Facsimile reprint of the James Campbell, Toronto, edition of 1873 - part of the Coles Canadiana Collection. Maroon boards with black title block, gold lettering/banding on spine, gold lettering/banding on front board. B&w illustrations, maps. Minor cracking in gutter of copyright/preface pages, very small light stain at top of preface page, light cut across spine, light browning to edges of text block. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
SAILORS IN THE HOLY LAND:  THE 1848 AMERICAN EXPEDITION TO THE DEAD SEA AND THE SEARCH FOR SODOM AND GOMORRAH., Jampoler, Andrew C.A.
8 Jampoler, Andrew C.A. SAILORS IN THE HOLY LAND: THE 1848 AMERICAN EXPEDITION TO THE DEAD SEA AND THE SEARCH FOR SODOM AND GOMORRAH.
Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Maryland, 2005. 
312 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1591144132 B&w illustrations. "(An) exciting naval adventure in an unlikely setting on the fringes of the Ottoman Empire more than 150 years ago. Ordered to fix the exact elevation of the Dead Sea and to collect mineral specimens, the expedition was the Navy's first and last to the storied salt lake of the Old Testament. Its leader, Lt. William F. Lynch, was at once a coolly scientific and devoutly religious man who hope d t o f i n d the ruins of Sodom and Gomorrah and substantiate the account of their destruction in the Book of Genesis. Drawing on his extensive research in Turkey, Jordan, and Israel, the author not only presents first-time details of the expedi ti o n bu t a ls o places the 1848 event in a broad historical setting. Recalling a time when most of Europe had revolted against its monarchies, insurrection had boiled in the port cities of the Mediterranean, the Ottoman Empire had nearly collap sed , an d a l eth al cholera epidemic had swept across the world, Jampoler helps readers understand the crew's fears and expectations. He also offers a taste of life at sea during a decade when sail began to give way to steam. Readers join Lynch and h is men as they la un ch two small boats on the Sea of Galilee at Tiberius, run the Jordan rapids, and plumb the depths of the Dead Sea, while members of the shore party and their Arab escorts follow along on camels and horseback...." Minor wrin kli ng at t op/ botto m of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, small barcode security label on inside of rear flap. Near Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
9 Mellor, John. THE COMPANY STORE: JAMES BRYSON McLACHLAN AND THE CAPE BRETON COAL MINERS, 1900-1925.
Toronto Doubleday Canada 1983 0385128126 / 9780385128124 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
362 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w photographs. "The devastating story of Cape Breton's miners and the strikes they launched against the companies that owned their homes, their possessions, and their churches. Canadians - and the rest of the world - will be shocked by accounts of police brutality and murder, mass demonstrations, rebellion, scandalous politicking, and most of all, desperate poverty and hunger. The miners had always been paid starvation wages by companies that held total monopolies of such towns as Glace Bay. The first time they launched a strike in 1905, soldiers were brought in and machine guns and barbed wire were set up around the mining communities. Credit was cut off from company stores (the only stores). Miners were evicted from company-owned houses (the only houses) in the middle of winter. The death toll was enormous. Strikes over the next fifteen years simply led to continued harrassment and eviction. At one time, the company was permitted, by government order, to employ hundreds of special police, mounted on horseback and supplied with guns and heavy sticks, to batter miners into submission. James Bryson McLachlan was the hero of the Cape Bretoners when he took up their cause and organized strikers and entered into negotiations with the companies. (This) is also his story - and the story of the beginnings of the labour movement for all of Canada." Small Christmas gift inscription on front free endpaper, a few tiny dents on bottom of text block, very light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light browning at edges, light rubbing/soiling on rear panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
10 Morton, W.L., edited and with introduction by. Assisted by Vera K. Fast. Preface (and based on materials provided by) R.D. Symons. (Monica Storrs.) GOD'S GALLOPING GIRL: THE PEACE RIVER DIARIES OF MONICA STORRS, 1929-1931.
University of British Columbia Press, Vancouver, (1984), reprint. 
307 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. B&w photos, drawing, map. "What brough Monica Storrs to embark on a wilderness life in the depressed thirties amidst the hardships of B.C.'s Peace River country - the last North American frontier?...A refined woman of 41, the delicately reared daughter of the dean of Rochester Cathedral, she was following a family tradition in seeking missionary work in rough and alien surroundings. Her mission was the settlers and the frontier. She came to teach Sunday School and the traditions of guiding and scouting to tough, work-hardened country children. She rode horseback to bring the gospel to the families of isolated farmers and trappers. She welcomed the poor and hungry to her home - both the god-fearing and the godless. And she was, for the most part, welcome in theirs...Overcoming early fears of failure and rejection, she learned to subdue the prejudices of her moral and social upbringing and at last won acceptance and a permanent place in the heart of the north..." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, very light rubbing, spine flat and uncreased. Very Good 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
MORE TALES FROM THE MESS., Noonan, Miles.
11 Noonan, Miles. MORE TALES FROM THE MESS.
Century, London, 1985, first edition. 
173 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0712610677 B&w cartoons. "Readers who enjoyed 'Tales From the Mess' will be glad to know that that collection by no means exhausted its compiler's rich fund of anecdotes about the absurder a spects of life in the British army. Further researches have enabled Miles Noonan to assemble this sequel which again, while in no way reducing our admiration for the Nation's armed forces, will not encourage us to regard them with excessiv e s o l e m n i ty. Once again the settings of the tales range geographically from Malaya to Ireland and from South Africa to Liverpool and historically from Victorian times to the present day, and once again Miles Noonan does not vouch for their ab s ol ut e un va rn is hed truthfulness." Book very slightly cocked. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, minor browning at top edge. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
CAMP VERNON:  A CENTURY OF CANADIAN  MILITARY HISTORY., Rayment, Hugh & Sherlock, Patrick.  Foreword By Pierre Berton.
12 Rayment, Hugh & Sherlock, Patrick. Foreword By Pierre Berton. CAMP VERNON: A CENTURY OF CANADIAN MILITARY HISTORY.
Vernon, B.C. Kettle Valley 2003 0968791719 / 9780968791714 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
524 pp, 10 1/4" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. Camp Vernon officially celebrated "its Centennial as an army training camp in 2008. However, historical records indicate that discussions for its formation and actual military training activities began as early as 1896. This is a book of historical events and the personal stories of people training for war. You will find these men and women to be ordinary people, foot soldiers, who lived, trained and fought and, often died for freedoms we enjoy today. Open the door to an exciting part of Canadian Military History, a journey that will take you from soldiers on horseback to warriors in massive tanks bent on terrible destruction. Read onward, to the peacetime days of Cadets, the Reserve Army and a still active institution useful daily to its founding community, always at the ready for ever imminent war in today's fragile international political environment." Chapter headings: The Early Times, 1800-1898; The Boer War, 1898-1902; Building the Camp, 1903-1913; World War I, 1914-1918; Twixt World Wars, 1919-1938; The Farm Boy's Diary, 1939-1945; World War II, 1939-1945; And on to Korea, 1946-1953; The Cadets, Present Day; In Search of Peace, Ongoing. Very minor toning to edges of page margins and edges of text block, minor waviness to top/bottom edges of text block, tiny wrinkle and slight colour darkening at bottom edge of spine. Dust jacket has very light toning to spine and at top/bottom edges, tiny dent on rear hinge. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
LASSEN VOLCANIC NATIONAL PARK & VICINITY.  WITH 1999 UPDATE.  A NATURAL-HISTORY GUIDE TO LASSEN VOLCANIC NATIONAL PARK, CARIBOU WILDERNESS, THOUSAND LAKES WILDERNESS, HAT CREEK VALLEY AND MCARTHUR-BURNEY FALLS STATE PARK., Schaffer, Jeffrey P.
13 Schaffer, Jeffrey P. LASSEN VOLCANIC NATIONAL PARK & VICINITY. WITH 1999 UPDATE. A NATURAL-HISTORY GUIDE TO LASSEN VOLCANIC NATIONAL PARK, CARIBOU WILDERNESS, THOUSAND LAKES WILDERNESS, HAT CREEK VALLEY AND MCARTHUR-BURNEY FALLS STATE PARK.
Wilderness Press, Berkeley, CA, 1999, 6th printing with update. 
216 pp + 6 pp of updates, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 0899970591 B&w photographs, maps + folding topographic map in pocket at rear. "The uncrowded Lassen area, less than a tankful of gas from San Francisco, provides an alternative mountain-recre ation experience for hikers and equestrians, sightseers and rockhounds, botanists and birders, anglers and hunters. Compared to the High Sierra, this area has warmer days, longer summers, fewer people, and more campgrounds and resorts with a v a i l a b l e space. This book is not only a comprehensive guide to Lassen Park's roads and trails but also a guide to the roads and trails of the entire surrounding region, including the adjacent federal wilderness areas. (It) gives you all t he i nf or ma ti on y ou might need about good places to camp and fish, the best accommodations, wilderness permits, weather, road and trail mileages, and the flowers, trees, and birds to be seen. Also included is the most accurate 4-color topo gr aph ic map av ail abl e f or Lassen Volcanic National Park and the surrounding area." Interior - corner crease on map, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing, slight curl at bottom rear corner of book , t iny scu ff o n re ar c over . V ery Good+ 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
RIDER'S GUIDE TO MOUNTED GAMES., Webber, Toni.
14 Webber, Toni. RIDER'S GUIDE TO MOUNTED GAMES.
Swan Hill, Shrewsbury, 1996. 
141 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H), soft cover. ISBN 1853105651 B&w photographs, drawings, diagrams. "Aimed at both the rider and the organiser, this book covers all levels from children's gymkhanas to Prince Philip Cup games. For most competitors gymkhana s are their first introduction to competitive riding and the author includes a brief history of gymkhanas and how they developed. Toni Webber has a wealth of practical experience and she uses this to the full to give the reader advice on t r a i n i n g t he pony, choosing a games pony, learning difficult manoeuvres, making equipment. She is also able to impart much helpful advice to the rider - no matter what their age or level of ability. Also included in the book are basic rules f or t he d if fe r en t games currently in use along with a list of useful addresses." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear, light rubbing. Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
15 Wickenden, Dorothy. NOTHING DAUNTED: THE UNEXPECTED EDUCATION OF TWO SOCIETY GIRLS IN THE WEST.
New York Scribner 2011 1439176582 / 9781439176580 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
286 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs. "In the summer of 1916, Dorothy Woodruff and Rosamond Underwood, close friends from childhood and graduates of Smith College, left home in Auburn, New York, for the wilds of northwestern Colorado. Bored by their society luncheons, charity work, and the effete young men who courted them, they learned that two teaching jobs were available in a remote mountaintop schoolhouse and applied - shocking their families and friends. They took the new railroad over the Continental Divide and made their way by spring wagon to the tiny settlement of Elkhead, where they lived with a family of homesteaders. They rode several miles to school each day on horseback, sometimes in blinding blizzards. Their students walked or skied on barrel staves, in tattered clothes and shoes tied together with string. The man who had lured them out west was Ferry Carpenter, a witty, idealistic, and occasionally outrageous young lawyer and cattle rancher. He had promised them the adventure of a lifetime and the most modern schoolhouse in Routt County; he hadn't let on that the teachers would be considered dazzling prospective brides for the locals. In their buoyant letters home, the two women captured the voices and stories of the pioneer women, the children, and the other memorable people they got to know. Nearly a hundred years later, the granddaughter of Dorothy Woodruff found the letters and began to reconstruct the women's journey. Enhancing the story with interviews with descendants, research about these vanished communities, and trips to the region, (she) creates an exhilarating saga about two intrepid young women and the 'settling up' of the West." Browning to bottom of text block - mainly near spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling and minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
16 Williams, David R. THE MAN FOR A NEW COUNTRY: SIR MATTHEW BAILLIE BEGBIE.
Sidney, British Columbia Gray's Publishing 1977 0888260687 / 9780888260680 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 
333 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "(B)iography of Sir Matthew Baillie Begbie, the first judge of British Columbia, who, after his death, became known as 'The Hanging Judge'. An extremely humane, literate, generous, humorous and fair-minded man, this misnomer has prevented appreciation of his well-rounded personality and his importance in the development of British Columbia. A successful lawyer in London, he left England to seek adventure. He found it quickly, during the gold rush days, and the Cariboo area, around Barkerville, was the locale of most of his work before 1871. Though many officials preferred to stay in Victoria, Begbie travelled constantly, mainly on horseback - camping out, baking his own bread, and living off the land, as he established British law throughout the enormous area. This book is an account of a highly-talented man: speaker of several languages and Indian dialects; mathematician, meteorologist and cartographer; classical scholar and student of history and literature; musician and artist; hunter and outdoorsman; courageous judge. He ranks as an outstanding Canadian pioneer." Light edge wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor soiling on top of text block, tiny stain on bottom of text block, faint erased pencil mark on front free endpaper. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, light to moderate rubbing, very small tear at top of spine archivally taped, one or two tiny chips, two tiny dents on front hinge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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