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ERINDALE AT THE CROOK OF THE CREDIT., Adamson, Jean.
1 Adamson, Jean. ERINDALE AT THE CROOK OF THE CREDIT.
Cheltenham, Ontario Boston Mills Press 1978 0919822126 / 9780919822122 Revised Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
80 pp, 10" H. Number 16, Credit Valley Series. B&w photographs, map. Contents: The Crook of the Credit; Beginning the Village; A Doctor's Letter; Life in the Village; Roads; Churches; School Days; Doctors; Social Events; Politics; Erindale Hydro; Ice Cutting on the Pond; Falconer House; Toronto House; Magrath Estate; Schreiber Estate; Evans Estate. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, minor rubbing on rear cover. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
2 Allan, W.J.D. AIR NAVIGATION: AN INTRODUCTION TO PRACTICAL NAVIGATION.
London Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons 1940 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - 
80 pp + publisher's catalogue, 7 1/2" H. Blue cloth with red lettering on spine and front cover. Drawings/diagrams, projections, tables. Contents: Preface; Maps and Charts; Instruments; Compasses; Dead-Reckoning Navigation; Dead-Reckoning Navigation (Contd.). Tiny foxing mark on page v, a bookstores small label on front pastedown, light fading to color on spine and slightly at two edges, minor rubbing, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
3 Amundsen, Roald. Translated from the Norwegian by A.G. Chater. THE SOUTH POLE: AN ACCOUNT OF THE NORWEGIAN ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION IN THE "FRAM", 1910-1912. (2 VOLUMES IN 1.)
Toronto McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 1976, facsimile reprint of John Murray, 1912 editions. 1976 0771001304 / 9780771001307 Facsimile Reprint of John Murray 1912 Ed Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
393 pp + 449 pp (2 volumes in 1), 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w photographs, maps (1 fold-out), fold-out plan of the 'Fram'. "In the southern spring of 1911 two separate expeditions left their respective winter quarters in Antarctica in a desperate bid to achieve the glory of being first at the South Pole - a British party, led by Captain R.F. Scott, and a Norwegian one under Captain Roald Amundsen. Scott reached the Pole on 18 January 1912, only to find that the Norwegains had forestalled him over a month previously. Disconsolate, Scott and his four companions retraced their footsteps across the polar plateau, a 'via dolorosa' which was to lead to the deaths of all five from hunger and exposure. Scott's edited diary of the events has been a perennial bestseller ever since. Amundsen's own account, translated into English as 'The South Pole', never achieved the same popularity. Lacking in personal charisma, Amundsen was to some extent a victim of British chauvinism, which stereotyped him as a devious foreigner not above gaining the Pole by a deceitful stratagem and, worse by far, sacrificing his dogs to do so. His complaint in later years that British schoolchildren were being taught to regard Scot t as the true discoverer of the South Pole was probably no exaggeration. Today we can look back to these distant events more dispassionately, and freely give Amundsen the credit that is his due. He was a truly professional explorer who took pains to put all his theories to the test and left nothing to chance. 'The South Pole', which so successfully exemplifies Amundsen's philosophy of exploration, is a polar masterpiece which deserves to be in print again after so many years in limbo." Previous owner's name/date on front pastedown, embossed blind stamp on free front endpaper, a few edge creases and tiny tear archivally taped on fold-out map at rear, tiny speck on top of textblock, very light soiling on bottom of textblock, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, ghost sticker mark on front panel, some darkening to flap-folds and spine edges, very light rubbing/soiling, a few tiny tears at top/bottom of spine, very small scuff mark on front panel. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
4 Anderes, Fred & Agranoff, Ann. ICE PALACES.
Toronto Macmillan of Canada 1983 0771598572 / 9780771598579 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
132 pp, oblong (9 1/8" H x 10 3/4" D). Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w photographs, repro-ductions, architectural drawings. "The magical buildings illustrated in this pioneer study of a virtually unknown architectural phenomenon were truly built of ice, and they were said to shimmer with color and fire reminiscent of sapphire, topaz, and opal. In style they recalled medieval castles, Gothic cathed-rals, Russian palaces, and Art Deco fantasies. Many were huge, reaching as high as a 14 -story building and extending as long as a football field, but, of course, there's no physical trace of them. Nevertheless, the authors have discovered dozens of historic photographs, lithographs, postcards, paintings, and drawings of these fabulous but ephemeral constructions, as well as mementoes of the winter activities and sports surrounding their creation. (They) relate the history of ice castle building and examine about thirty in detail. This type of architectural tour de fource had its beginning in 18th-century Russia, when the eccentric Empress Anna Ivanova built an icy honeymoon cottage for an out-of-favor prince. In North America, ice palaces were created as centrepieces for the winter carnivals that sprang up in northern cities in the late 19th century. Between 1883 and 1942, grand castles were built of blocks of ice in the Canadian cities of Montreal, Quebec, and Ottawa, and also in St. Paul, Minnesota, and Leadville, Colorado. Today the leading centers for construction in ice and snow are at the annual winter festivals held in Quebec, Canada, and Sapporo, Japan. (T)he authors - both architects - examine the theory and practice of building with ice (which under certain conditions has the structural properties of concrete), both for practical and fantastic purposes." Book is clean and bright. Dust jacket has light rubbing - mainly on front panel, minor wrinkling at top of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN TREASURY., Andersen, Han Christian.  Edited by Duncan Crosbie, Pat Hegarty and Hazel Songhurst.
5 Andersen, Han Christian. Edited by Duncan Crosbie, Pat Hegarty and Hazel Songhurst. HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN TREASURY.
Haywards Heath Tony Potter 2006 1905288042 / 9781905288045 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Helen Stratton. 
192 pp, 10 1/8" H. "This enchanting collection of Hans Christian Andersen's best-loved fairy tales has been brought to life with illustrations by the Victorian artist, Helen Stratton. Her delicate and detailed black and white drawings have been exquisitely hand coloured (by Nicola Burley) for this treasury." Contents: Introduction; The Red Shoes; The Little Mermaid; The Fellow Traveller; The Snow Queen; The Garden of Paradise; The Ice Maiden; The Fir Tree; The Little Match Girl; The Emperor's New Clothes; The Tinder Box; The Wild Swans; The Life of Hans Christian Andersen. Small bump at corners of boards. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of spine and at top/bottom of flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
6 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
 
 
7 Barber, Jim. HOCKEY HEROES OF THE GEORGIAN TRIANGLE. LOOKING BACK SERIES.
St Catharines, Ontario Looking Back Press / Vanwell 2004 1550689339 / 9781550689334 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ 
128 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "(L)ooks back at five of the best players and most intriguing characters to have played Canada's favourite game. The stories of Reg Noble, Jack Portland, Ernie Fryer, Donnie Westbrooke and Darryl Sly explore not only their skills on the ice, but also their private lives and distinct personalities. It was their good fortune to grow up in the Collingwood, Clearview Township and Wasaga Beach part of Ontario. This region - once best known for its shipbuilding - was also a hotbed of hockey in the early years of the twentieth century, and has produced many top amateur teams and professional players,including one Hockey Hall of Famer." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing, a few small scratches on front cover. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
HOCKEY HEROES OF THE GEORGIAN TRIANGLE.  LOOKING BACK SERIES., Barber, Jim.
8 Barber, Jim. HOCKEY HEROES OF THE GEORGIAN TRIANGLE. LOOKING BACK SERIES.
St Catharines, Ontario Looking Back Press / Vanwell 2004 1550689339 / 9781550689334 First Edition Soft Cover Near Fine 
128 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "(L)ooks back at five of the best players and most intriguing characters to have played Canada's favourite game. The stories of Reg Noble, Jack Portland, Ernie Fryer, Donnie Westbrooke and Darryl Sly explore not only their skills on the ice, but also their private lives and distinct personalities. It was their good fortune to grow up in the Collingwood, Clearview Township and Wasaga Beach part of Ontario. This region - once best known for its shipbuilding - was also a hotbed of hockey in the early years of the twentieth century, and has produced many top amateur teams and professional players,including one Hockey Hall of Famer." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
9 Baun, Bobby. With Anne Logan. LOWERING THE BOOM: THE STORY OF BOBBY BAUN.
Toronto Stoddart 2000 0773732594 / 9780773732599 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Inscribed By Author
269 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. Inscribed on dark blue front free endpaper in silver ink: "To ____ / Happy Birthday! / All the Best / Bobby Baun / #21"."(It) was Baun's winning goal in overtime of game six of the 1964 Stanley Cup finals that made him a legend. Carried off the ice on a stretcher in the third period with what would later be determined to be a fractured leg, Baun insisted on returning to the game, giving new meaning to the words determination and courage. His rock-solid will helped send the Leafs on the road to their third consecutive Cup. How Baun broke his leg and the sequence of events leading up to his famous goal have been inaccureately reported for over thirty-five years. Now, for the first time in print, Baun tells us exactly how his leg was broken, and how he courageously came back onto the ice and launched himself into Stanley Cup history. (Baun) tells us what it was like to play on a team run by Punch Imlach, and how he played defence against such greats as Rocket Richard, Jean Beliveau, Gordie Howe, and Bobby Hull. And he shares his favourite memories from the dressing rooms and training camps, incuding Tim Horton's legendary antics and stories of fellow Leafs Eddie Shack and Billy Harris. (A) close, personal look at the game in the Original Six era and the men who played it." Tiny corner bump on front board, light wrinkling at top of spine, tiny tear at bottom of page 109 - archivally taped, light waviness to edges of text block. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE ARMY AND THE CURRAGH INCIDENT, 1914.  PUBLICATIONS OF THE ARMY RECORDS SOCIETY VOL. 2., Beckett, Ian F.W., editor.
10 Beckett, Ian F.W., editor. THE ARMY AND THE CURRAGH INCIDENT, 1914. PUBLICATIONS OF THE ARMY RECORDS SOCIETY VOL. 2.
Bodley Head / Army Records Society, London, 1986, first edition. 
456 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0370307380 "The events at the Curragh Camp near Dublin on 20/21 March 1914, and the drama continued in London over the following nine days, have a special significance in British military his tory. The outline of the story is well enough known: Brig.-General Hubert Gough and fellow-officers in the 3rd Cavalry Brigade threatened to resign rather than implement what seemed to them a policy of coercing Ulster into accepting Irish H o m e R u l e ; Gough secured a written guarantee from J.E.B. Seely, Secretary of State for War, that the army would not be so employed; Asquith's Liberal cabinet, however, repudiated the guarantee, which led Seely to resign, along with the Chie f o f th e I mp er ia l General Staff Field Marshal Sir John French and the Adjutant General Lt-General Sir John Spencer Ewart. Although sometimes erroneously referred to as a 'Mutiny', the Curragh Incident does remain one of the very few occasion s in mo der n ti mes wh en th e army asserted itself in face of the civil power in peacetime....The Incident has hitherto generally been seen in terms either of a Liberal plot to coerce Ulster or of a military plot to thwart the democratic process. By emp hasi si ng the wide r i mpa ct of the Incident on the army, this selection of original documents illuminates a number of aspects that have gone unremarked. The army's increasing concern that it might be drawn into civil war in Ulster is ill u str ated , and th e a ccep ted v ersi on o f events in Ireland and London is shown in a new light. New evidence shows the impact of the Curragh Incident on the army outside Ireland, and on the Royal Navy's attitude. The common assumption that A sq uith 's as suming the off ice o f Secr etary of S tate for War on 31 March 1914 closed the Incident is shown here to be false - the morale of the army and the officer corps continued to be affected by the Incident and its aftermath right up to th e out break of the Great War. (Thi s book) throw s impo rtant new light both on British militay history and the ever present Irish 'problem'." Previous owner's small stamp on front pastedown, very light browning to pages, tiny stain on fron t hi nge, b ump to top of spine and r ear hin ge area, two ti ny ligh t marks on rear board, light browning to edges of textblock. Dust jacket has small color surface paper loss (scuff) with tiny perforation and heavy creasing at top of rear hi nge/s pine ar ea - mi nor edge wrinkl ing els ewhere, minor rub bing. V ery Good -/Very Good- 
Price: 36.00 USD
 
 
11 Block, Francesca Lia. Cover art by Suza Scalora. THE ROSE AND THE BEAST: FAIRY TALES RETOLD. (SNOW / TINY / GLASS / CHARM / WOLF / ROSE / BONES / BEAST / ICE)
Joanna Cotler / HarperCollins, New York, 2000, 2nd printing. 
229 pp,7 1/4" H, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0060281294 "With language that is both lyrical and distinctly her own, Francesca Lia Block turns nine fairy tales inside out. Escaping the poisoned apple, Snow frees herself from possession to find the truth of love in an unexpected place. - A club girl from L.A., awakening from a long sleep to the memories of her past, finally finds release from its curse. - And Beauty learns that Beasts can understand more than men. - Within these s i n g u l a r , timeless landscapes, the brutal and the magical collide, and the heroine triumphs because of the strength she finds in a pen, a paintbrush, a lover, a friend, a mother, and finally, in herself." Minor wrinkle at top/bottom of spine . D us t ja ck et h as very minor edge wrinkling. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
OUR INTELLECTUAL STRENGTH AND WEAKNESS / 'ENGLISH-CANADIAN LITERATURE' / 'FRENCH-CANADIAN LITERATURE., Bourinot, John George; Marquis, Thomas Guthrie; Roy, Camille.  Introduction by Clara Thomas.
12 Bourinot, John George; Marquis, Thomas Guthrie; Roy, Camille. Introduction by Clara Thomas. OUR INTELLECTUAL STRENGTH AND WEAKNESS / 'ENGLISH-CANADIAN LITERATURE' / 'FRENCH-CANADIAN LITERATURE.
University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1973. 
489 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H), soft cover. "These three works, displaying marked differences in purpose, tone, and effect, are all classics of Canadian literary and cultural criticism. John George Bourinot was a man of letters, an Imperialist, and a bic ulturalist, who was confident of his knowledge of the Canadian identity and felt it to be his public mission to align reality with his own personal vision. Writing in 1893 to the elite represented by the members of the Royal Society, he d e s c r i b e d h is work as 'a monograph on the intellectual development of the Dominion', describing 'the progress of culture in a country still struggling with the difficulties of the material development of half a continent'. Two decades later , Th om as G ut hr ie Ma rquis and Camille Roy wrote what were, in contrast, specialized assignments, contributions to the compendium history, 'Canada and Its Provinces' (1913). Addressing a far larger audience, and treating a vastly enlarged bod y of Can adi an lit era tur e , t heir work comes much closer to contemporary scholarship, with greater clarity, organization, and sheer bulk of information, but with the loss of some of the charm and assurance of Bourinot's wide sweep. In further co ntr ast to B our inot 's d eter mi ned biculturalism and will to unity, Roy and Marquis' essays display vivid differences in the emotional allegiances and convictions of the founding cultures. Marquis starts by asking the question, 'Has Canada a vo ice of h er ow n in lite ratur e dis tin ct f rom that of England?'; Roy treats French-Canadian literature in its Roman Catholic contexts." Interior - one small dog-ear crease, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - l ight to m oderat e bro wning, light brown ing on sp ine and on rear cover, light browning on top of textblock. Very Good- 
Price: 12.50 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.
13 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
 
 
HURRICANE AT WAR., Bowyer, Chaz.  Foreword by Group Captain T.P. Gleave.  Dust jacket art by Rex Flood.
14 Bowyer, Chaz. Foreword by Group Captain T.P. Gleave. Dust jacket art by Rex Flood. HURRICANE AT WAR.
Ian Allan, Shepperton, 1974, first edition. 
160 pp, 11 1/4" H, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0711005648 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "The Hawker Hurricane has a permanent niche in the annals of military aviation history as the world's first operational eight-gun monoplane fighter and the RAF's first front-line fighter to achieve more than 300mph in level flight. But it has received little credit for its subsequent lion's share of the defence of the United Kingdom during the 1940 Battle of Britain, and its later serv ice in a score of fighting roles across every theatre of operations during the 1939-45 war. In this book the author sets out to redress this omission in due recognition of the Hurricane's magnificent record. With a collation of authentic, firs t - h a nd impressions and experiences by the men who flew and serviced the Hurricane, backed by a unique collection of specially selected photographs, many from private sources, he has recreated the genuine atmosphere of Hurricane operations. This a ma lg am of text and photographs traces the story of the Hurricane and its crews from the first prototype and pre-1939 service to France 1940; through the Battle of Britain; in the frozen wastes of North Russia; over beleagured Malta; across Sic ily an d G ree ce and as far afield as the Burmese jungle. There are pilots' accounts of low-level bombing sorties covering the disastrous Dieppe invasion, a personal story by the only fighter pilot of World War II to be awarded the Victoria Cross , an d pi ctor ial sections illustrating the armament, markings and, especially, the men who knew the Hurricane best - the crews." Multiple creases at bottom of pages 27 thru 40. very small crease/bump at top corner of pages 83 thru 102, light wrin kling at t op/bo ttom of spine, one tiny corner bump, small shallow bump and a tiny scuff at top edge of rear board. Dust jacket has light rubbing, areas of light wrinkling at top edge. Very Good-/ Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
15 Bradbury, Ray. THE WONDERFUL ICE CREAM SUIT AND OTHER PLAYS FOR TODAY, TOMORROW, AND BEYOND TOMORROW. THE WONDERFUL ICE CREAM SUIT; THE VELDT; AND, TO THE CHICAGO ABYSS. (ICECREAM.)
Hart-Davis, MacGibbon, London, (1973), Ist British edition. 
161 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. A collection of three plays. "In the title play, six out-of-luck Mexican dudes buy an all-purpose ice cream suit that brings out the best - the very best - in all of them. In 'The Veldt', two doting parents provide a fantasy playroom that makes their children's dreams come true. 'To the Chicago Abyss' is set in the bleakness of the future, as an old man remembers the little pleasures of yesterday." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear to boards, light wrinkling to top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped but has small price sticker over clip showing price in U.K. Pounds, light edge wear/wrinkling, tiny closed tear at top of front panel, very small area of scuffing at bottom edge of front cover - now protected in mylar sleeve. Scan available on request. VG/VG 
Price: 60.00 USD
 
 
WEATHER FLYING.  REVISED AND ENLARGED THIRD EDITION., Buck, Robert N.  Introduction by Wolfgang Langewiesche.
16 Buck, Robert N. Introduction by Wolfgang Langewiesche. WEATHER FLYING. REVISED AND ENLARGED THIRD EDITION.
Macmillan, New York, 1988, revised and enlarged third edition. 
311 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0025180215 B&w photographs, drawings, maps. "Revised and updated, this edition includes: New ways to obtain weather information before and in flight using national TV coverage and the new-st yle FSS stations; An expanded section on the use of satellite pictures, including new illustrations; A simple explanation of wind shear and its avoidance, with an appraisal of the new instrumention to help fly through it; The latest informatio n o n r adar and its use, and the importance of Stormscope, especially for smaller aircraft." Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Fine/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
17 Byrd, Richard Evelyn. Foreword by Rear Admiral William A. Moffett. SKYWARD: MAN'S MASTERY OF THE AIR AS SHOWN BY THE BRILLIANT FLIGHTS OF AMERICA'S LEADING AIR EXPLORER. HIS LIFE, HIS THRILLING ADVENTURES, HIS NORTH POLE AND TRANS-ATLANTIC FLIGHTS, TOGETHER WITH HIS PLANS FOR CONQUERING THE ANTARCTIC BY AIR.
New York G.P. Putnam's Sons 1928 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Poor 
359 pp, 8 3/4" H. Bright blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front board, top edge blue. Map endpapers, b&w photographs and photogravure frontispiece portrait of author (only the first printings contain this). "Almost since he could toddle Byrd has been an adventurer. At the age of twelve he travelled around the world alone. At Annapolis he was an athlete of note. In his seafaring years that followed he was cited twenty-one times, including the Congressional Medal of Honor. He went to England to help fly the ill-fated ZR-2 to America. He was assigned to the transatlantic flight of the Navy's NC boats in 1921. As flight leader with the National Geographical Arctic Expedition in 1923 he and his plane flew 6000 miles over the icy deserts of the north. On May 9th, 1926, he and Floyd Bennett circled the North Pole for the first time by air. In June, 1927, after forty-two terrible hours in the air he crossed the Atlantic from New York to France. Now the South Pole! With ships and scientists, planes and sledges, and his old pilot Bennett, he determines next winter to enter this facinating realm. Full of action and adventure as it is, Byrd's story does not fall into the class of simple biographical yarns. Using the stark reality of his recurring enterprises as a background he paints a splendid picture of man's struggle to conquer the air and of the grand victory of human ingenuity over gravity that has sprung in a brief span of twenty-five years from centuries of despairing effort. And finally, because Byrd is an idealist as well as a rugged explorer, he projects his flying aspirations into the future." Wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, light edge wear, slight fading to spine color, previous owner's initials in ink on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has large chips/tears, edge creasing/wrinkling, rubbing, creasing on front panel, now protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
FAST CIRCUIT., Carter, Bruce.  (pseud. of Richard Hough.)
18 Carter, Bruce. (pseud. of Richard Hough.) FAST CIRCUIT.
Harper & Brothers, New York, 1962. 
181 pp, 8vo (8 3/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Layout of Silverstone. "Nick Bailey, the hero of 'Four-Wheel Drift', has now become the number one driver on the works team of Sir Reginald Yates, blustery owner of Yates Carburetors, Ltd. With t he aid of his friend Sam Jetson, the brilliant mechanic with the inquiring mind and nimble fingers, Nick has pushed his Lioness to victory in the Monaco and Dutch Grand Prix and hopes to finish the season as World Champion. Then in the tr i a l r u n s f or the Belgian Grand Prix, the Lioness of the team's number two driver, Eddy Lash, is sabotaged and cracks up. Eddy is seriously injured, and Sir Reggie's top-secret fuel-injector is missing from the wrecked car! More troubles fo ll ow .. . (a nd ) Ni c k' s bid for the World Championship seems doomed, as victory eludes him in one race after another. In a book that is as packed with thrills as any Grand Prix, Bruce Carter once again proves himself to be a masterful storytel ler wi th a tho rou gh kn ow led ge of racing men, machines, and events." Small light soiling mark on front pastedown, previous owners name on free front endpaper, light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is clipped a t bo ttom of f ront fla p - old pr ice at top, has light rubbing, minor edge wear, two very small closed tears - one with creases, small chip at top of spine, a few very tiny chips. VG/VG- 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
19 Chantraine, Pol. Translated by David Lobdell. THE LIVING ICE: THE STORY OF THE SEALS AND MEN WHO HUNT THEM IN THE GULF OF ST. LAWRENCE.
McClelland and Stewart, (Toronto, 1980), Ist edition. 
238 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos. "...the real story of the seal herds, the Acadian and Newfoundland fishermen who have hunted them for generations, and the forces that threaten to destroy both the seals and their hunters. With a passion rare in contemporary writing, author and occasional sealer Pol Chantraine defends the hunting of seals as it is conducted by the people of the tiny Magdalen Islands...Interwoven with the controversy of the seal hunt is the fascinating account of life in the Gulf area - from the migrations of marine life to the tragic history of the original Acadians..." Tiny bumps to bottom edge of rear board, very small bump to bottom of textblock between approx. pages 90-14 0, tiny bump to bottom corner of boards. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, very tiny chips at top of spine and rear flap-fold, light rubbing. VG-/VG- 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE BRITISH COMMONWEAL., Cohen, Victor.
20 Cohen, Victor. THE BRITISH COMMONWEAL.
William Heinemann, London, (1937), Ist edition. 
248 pp, small 8vo, HC (no dust jacket). B&w charts. Contents: The Government of Man; Local Government; Central Government (King; House of Lords; Commons; Cabinet; Laws; The Budget); Justice and Law; The Services (Navy; Army; Air Force; Civil Serv ice; Disarmament); The British Commonwealth of Nations; International Government (incl. League of Nations). Interior - pages browning lightly, two foxing marks on preliminaries. Exterior - light edgewear/rubbing, darkening to textblock t o p . V G - 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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