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AYORAMA., De Coccola, Raymond and King, Paul.
1 De Coccola, Raymond and King, Paul. AYORAMA.
New York Oxford University Press 1956 Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good Good James Houston. Signed by Author
316 pp, 9" H. Map endpapers, drawings in black on blue stock by James Houston. Signed on title page "R. de Coccola". There is a non-authorial inscription on the half title page from one couple to another, stating "Father De C. is a good friend of ours, we hope you enjoy his story". "This is (the story of 'The People Beyond'), occasionally poignant, often shocking, but always heroic, from the opening scene of birth in an isolated iglu lit only by a flickering blubber lamp to the final disaster wrought by an epidemic that rages through a whole encampment. Raymond de Coccola was a missionary among these people for twelve years. In surroundings that could not have been more different from his native Corsica, he resolved to learn to understand the people by entering fully into their lives. He shared their quarters in iglu and tent, travelled with them on land and sea in the long winter and short summer, and took his full share in the skilled and unremitting labour of the hunt. Out of this experience comes an account of Eskimo life that will hold every reader fascinated." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling, small split on front hinge, very small chips and tears at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds - some with small creases.very light edge browning, light soiling - mainly on rear panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
SEA OTTER INLET., Godkin, Celia.
2 Godkin, Celia. SEA OTTER INLET.
Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Markham, Ontario, 1997. 
Unpaginated, 11 3/16" H, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1550410806 Profusely illustrated in vivid colour. "Award-winning author-illustrator Celia Godkin explores the world of the sea otter and its relationship with the inhabitants of the kelp fo rest in her newest creation. Bold paintings depict the mysteries of sea otter territory, the intervention of human predators, and the consequences of an ecosystem out of balance. Ms. Godkin's illustrations combine precise scientific detai l w i t h l u sh full colour representation in an irresistible picture book for readers of all ages." Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
3 Golovko, Arseni G., Admiral. Translated by Peter Bloomfield. Edited with introduction by Sir Aubrey Mansergh. WITH THE RED FLEET: THE WAR MEMOIRS OF THE LATE ADMIRAL ARSENI G. GOLOVKO.
Putnam, London, 1965, first British edition. 
248 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover (dark blue boards with silver lettering on spine) - no dust jacket. B&w photographs, maps. Contents: Editor's Preface; Reflections Over my Diary; The Long-awaited Surprise, June 1941; A Calculated Risk, June 1941 ; Mistakes Notwithstanding, July-August 1941; A Shot for Victory, September-December 1941; On the External Route, September 1941-June 1942; The Story of PQ 17, July 1942; A Rebuff to the Scheer, August-September 1942; The Fight off Kanin N o s , S e p tember 1942; The Tragedy of the Sokrushitelny, October-December 1942; Submarine Exploits, December 1942-September 1943; Summoned to Moscow, October 1943; The Convoy Proceeds in Silence, October-November 1943; The End of the Scharnhorst, N ov em b er -D ec ember 1943; On the Arctic Communications, January-October 1944; An Example to Posterity, September-December 1944; Standing Astride the Sea, May-June 1945; A Postscript; Index. Previous owners bookplate on front endpaper, faint e ras ed pen ci l m ark s o n free front endpaper, very light rubbing on boards, two very small dints to top edge of front board, rear board fore-edge extends beyond edge of front board 1/8". VG- 
Price: 20.00 USD
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
Vancouver Vancouver Daily Province 1949 Hard Cover Good C.P. Connorton. 
99 pp, 10 1/2" H. Black cloth spine with gilt lettering, gray paper covered boards with red lettering & decoration on front board. Colour frontispiece, b&w drawings. Stories of conflicts between the native peoples and white explorers/settlers in British Columbia during the 19th century. Contents: Preface; The Price of Safety; Kendrick's Laundry; The White Slave of Slaves; The Captive Armourer; Treachery at Fort St. John; New Caledonia Conflict; Attack at Fort McLoughlin; Finlayson's Strategy; Fort Rupert Murders; The Basis of Freedom; Hell's Gate Aflame; Massacre at Ganges; The Salt Whisky War; The Defiance of Ot-chee-wun; The Chilcotin War; The Pirates of Clayoquot; The Obstinacy of Chief Jim; When Chief Isadore Ran Riot; Notes. Previous owner's bookplate and a small Christmas gift inscription on front free endpaper, small bump at bottom of rear board, a few faint line indentations on front board, minor browning to edges of boards, some very small foxing marks and a small faint liquid mark on rear board, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1979 0802023517 / 9780802023513 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
222 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. "(A) study of how Newfoundland has been pereceived over the centuries by the islanders themselves and by outsiders. (This book) offers an integrated survey of Newfoundland literature, culture, and history. It illustrates the forces that have made Newfoundland a special place and Newfoundlanders a special people, 'a breed apart'. Against a background of political, economic, and cultural history, Patrick O'Flaherty submits the conflicting literary impressions of his island to a searching critical analysis. He finds the writings of explorers, missionaries, settlers, adventurers, novelists, and poets to be limited, or enlivened, by their own characters and preconceptions. There emerges a sympathetic but unsentimental picture of Newfoundland and its people, informed throughout by O'Flaherty's keen awarenes, based on an outport upbringing, of what Newfoundland has been and is." Faint erased pencil marks and two small light ink stains on front free endpaper. Dust jacket has very light browning on rear panel and on flaps. 
Price: 15.00 USD
Vancouver J.J. Douglas 1976 0888940564 / 9780888940568 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good- 
232 pp, 9 1/4" H. Illustration section on green stock at front of book, map. "An ocean-going ship built of copper-sheathed mahogany. A trans-Siberian expedition that builds gallows every 20 miles. A circumnavigator who starts his working life as an apprentice to a Scottish grocer. Of the marvels and quirks of Europe's 18th-century forays to the northwest coast, few signs remain on Canada's Pacific shores. Yet before 1792, twenty-nine voyages reached land between what is now the California-Oregon border and the Bering Sea. Each of these voyages permanently altered the balance of power among European courts - as well as setting the tone of relations between the native peoples and the 'mau mau'l ney': those who came 'floating on the water without land'. Derek Pethick captures the political significance of each voyage while conveying the important details that make the men, their failures and accomplishments, come alive: for instance, the journal entry showing how the crew of the fated second Bering expedition, marooned on a desolate northern island, still debated whether they might lighten their misery by playing cards or whether this behaviour would be at variance with the tsar's orders." Faint erased pencil marks at top of front free endpaper, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear/wrinkling, a few very small chips, several edge tears with old tape repairs on inside top edge, light rubbing/soiling, small surface paper loss on spine, small light water stain on inside bottom edge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
Montreal McGill - Queen's University Press 1991 0773506780 / 9780773506787 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
300 pp, oblong (9 1/4" H x 12 1/4" D). Dark blue cloth with gold lettering/banding on spine. "Maps were an essential tool for the Hudson's Bay Company. The Company became, during the two centuries before Confederation, the main mapping agency in British North America for the immense territory extending from Ungava Bay to the Pacific Ocean. Richard Ruggles describes and analyses the mapping activities of the more than 160 Company servants and surveyors engaged in the field, as well as the contributions of more than fifty Indians and Inuit who drew sketches and gave confirgurations. Also included are annotated catalogues of all the maps known to have been produced by the (Company), and sixty-six reproductions of the most important maps and sketches." Minor edge wear, slight waviness to top/bottom edges of text block Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling, very minor rubbing. 
Price: 85.00 USD
PEREGRINE FALCONS., Savage, Candace.  Foreword by Adrian Forsyth.
9 Savage, Candace. Foreword by Adrian Forsyth. PEREGRINE FALCONS.
Vancouver Douglas & McIntyre 1992 1550540106 / 9781550540109 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
145 pp, 12 1/4" H. Beautifully illustrated with colour photographs of peregrine falcons, their habitats, nests, eggs, and young provided by 35 of the world's best-known wildlife photographers and falcon researchers. "(T)he peregrine's recent history holds a cautionary tale: in the 1950s and 1960s, these magnificent birds were nearly wiped out when their food chain was contaminated with pesticides, primarily DDT. (Fortunately) they were saved from extinction with the help of a multimillion dollar recovery program. The peregrine is on the wing again throughout much of its range. But as the author warns, we still have not roused ourselves to face the real enemy. DDT and other persistent pesticides continue to be manufactured and exported to the Third World, and the chemical compounds currently used in Western countries may be almost as deadly. We must change agricultural practices on a global scale, Savage argues; only then will we be heeding the message of hope the falcon has long been empowered to bring." Light wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
Ottawa Department of Energy, Mines and Resources 1970 Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
25 pp + map section at rear, 11" H. Maps, figures, photographs - 5 fold-out maps at rear (collated). Contents: How to read topographic maps; Canada's National Topographic System; The projection and rectangular grid; Canadian place names; A Description and review of selected maps (1:25,000 Weston Sheet / 1:50,000 Wabush Lake Sheet / 1:125,000 Orillia Sheet / 1:250,000 Winnipeg Sheet / 1:250,000 Clement Markham Inlet Sheet). Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - three slight corner creases, very light wear on spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
Toronto Viking 1994 0670852430 / 9780670852437 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Charles Gimpel. 
178 pp, oblong (10 3/4" H x 12" D). B&w photographs. "During the fifties and sixties, before Arctic travel was fashionable or easy, the distinguished British art dealer and amateur photographer Charles Gimpel made several journeys to the Canadian North. Maria Tippett introduces us to more than one hundred and twenty superb photographs taken during those trips, revealing a land in the midst of change and a photographer with a magnetic attraction to his subject. By the time Gimpel made his last visit to the region in 1968, the Inuit world had changed dramatically. The skidoo had replaced the dog team as a means of transportation. The pre-fabricated wooden house and styrofoam igloo were favoured over the sod hut and snow house. Inuit art had become a multi-million dollar enterprise. And commercial goods from clothing and food to refrigerators and power boats were imported from southern Canada. With a lively text that places Gimpel's photographs within the social and cultural milieu of the time, 'Between Two Cultures' gives us a unique and important glimpse of a people in transition." Very minor edge wear. Dust jacket has a small wrinkle at top of rear hinge, small dent on spine, a few very light rub lines. 
Price: 35.00 USD
TUG OF WAR:  THE ALLIED VICTORY THAT OPENED ANTWERP., Whitaker, W. Denis and Whitaker, Shelagh.
12 Whitaker, W. Denis and Whitaker, Shelagh. TUG OF WAR: THE ALLIED VICTORY THAT OPENED ANTWERP.
Toronto Stoddart 2000 0773732268 / 9780773732261 Second Edition, revised. Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
470 pp, 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs and maps/battle plans. "Antwerp, Leopold Canal, Woensdrecht, Breskens Pocket, Walcheren Island - these place names live on in the memories of World War Two veterans of Canadian infantry and armoured divisions who fought in the mud and wet against an unbending enemy. It was 1944 and the Canadian army, with divisions from the U.K., U.S., and Poland, had been given the difficult task of liberating the port of Antwerp and clearing both banks of the Scheldt River. The bitter Battle of the Scheldt lasted 86 days, and took the lives of more than 12,000 Allied soldiers. Brigadier General Denis Whitaker was a lieutenant-colonel in that battle, commanding the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry. For this book, he interviewed more than 150 men who fought alongside him on the Dutch polders. Meticulously researched in Europe and Canada, (this book) does not tread lightly on accepted notions of military historians. Revised with a new afterword, this important true story of nineteen- and twenty-year-old soldiers, many of whom died miserably on the sodden polders of Zeeland, deserves to be read again and again." One small corner bump. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at bottom of rear flap-fold. 
Price: 20.00 USD
A DEVIL AND A GOOD WOMAN, TOO:  THE LIVES OF JULIA PETERKIN., Williams, Susan Millar.  (Julia Peterkin.)
13 Williams, Susan Millar. (Julia Peterkin.) A DEVIL AND A GOOD WOMAN, TOO: THE LIVES OF JULIA PETERKIN.
Athens, Georgia University of Georgia Press 1997 0820319120 / 9780820319124 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
343 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs. "Julia Peterkin revolutionized American literature by writing seriously about the lives of plain black farming people. In five bold, lyrical books she pushed the bounds of realism to earn the startled praise of such intellecturals and literary artists as W.E.B. Du Bois and Langston Hughes. A plantation mistress who vowed to 'write what is, even if it is unpleasant', she took up writing at the age of forty, produced two best-selling novels, and won a Pulitzer Prize before mysteriously abandoning writing twelve years later. Peterkin's fiction chronicles the collapse of plantation agriculture on the Gullah coast of South Carolina. At the same time her writings are a thinly veiled autobiography of a southern white woman struggling to create something new out of the beauty and sorrow around her. Writing to her mentor H.L. Menckn in 1922, Peterkin declared, 'These black friends of mine live more in one Saturday night than I do in five years. I envy them, and I guess as I cannot be them, I seek satisfaction in trying to record them.' The first full account of Peterkin's life is an exemplary biography of a brilliant, enigmatic women who defied convention, lived as she pleased, and wrorte what she knew." Minor edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor rubbing, some fading to spine colour (still very legible) and parts of top edge/front flap-fold. 
Price: 17.50 USD
Edmonton Hurtig 1980 0888301855 / 9780888301857 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
240 pp, 11 1/4" H. "With almost four hundred (b&w) illustrations - which include paintings, drawings, maps, and original documents as well as a splendid section of fascinating photographs - the story of British Columbia is presented here in all its exciting contrast. In telling the story of Canada's western-most province, George Woodcock has vividly caught its unique character. (He) presents the varied personalities who shaped the province: Canadian fur traders and British naval captains; genteel citizens of nineteenth-century Victoria and brawling miners in Barkerville; high-minded missionaries and hard-living railroad builders; land speculators, farmers, politicians, journalists, industrialists, and of course the original inhabitants, the Coast Indians with their rich cultural traditions. (This book) spans the whole range from the age of the dinosaurs to the politics of the 1980s, and it includes (many) fascinating details. History comes alive as, picture by picture, Woodcock traces the development of a small settlement on Vancouver Island into the thriving province we know today." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear, minor edge wrinkling, very light rubbing with a few tiny scuffs on rear panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
15 Zaslow, Morris. THE NORTHWARD EXPANSION OF CANADA, 1914-1967.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1988 0771090714 / 9780771090714 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
421 pp, 9 1/4" H. One of 'The Canadian Centenary Series'. B&w photographs, maps. "In the concluding volume of his study of the Canadian North since Confederation, Morris Zaslow details with encyclopedic scope the accelerating change typical of the second half of that era. In this period the frontiers of agriculture and industry swept northward from near the international border to their economic limits. In the search for oil and natural gas, these limits were also close to the country's physical limits. Assisted by new roads, extended railways, improved river transportation, and the new airplane, settlers, prospectors, and developers cleared land, sought mineral treasures, opened enterprises, and established permanent settlements in areas formerly given over to hunting and trapping by the native peoples. At the same time, the institutions of society and government familiar to southern Canada followed at a more measured pace." Minor wrinkling at top of spine, small bump at bottom corner of both boards. Dust jacket has small light stain on front panel, wrinkling at bottom of flap-folds with old tape on inside surface - very light edge wrinkling elsewhere. 
Price: 30.00 USD

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