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REMARKS ON RIFLE GUNS: BEING THE RESULT OF SIXTY YEARS' PRACTICE AND OBSERVATION WITH SPECIFIC REMARKS ON FOWLING PIECES, THE PERCUSSION LOCK, AND FIRE ARMS IN GENERAL., Baker, Ezekiel.
1 Baker, Ezekiel. REMARKS ON RIFLE GUNS: BEING THE RESULT OF SIXTY YEARS' PRACTICE AND OBSERVATION WITH SPECIFIC REMARKS ON FOWLING PIECES, THE PERCUSSION LOCK, AND FIRE ARMS IN GENERAL.
Standard Publications, Hunting, West Virginia, n.d. - facsimile reprint of the Joseph Mallett, London, 1835 Eleventh Edition. 
269 pp + illustrations and tables at rear of book, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in glassine dust jacket. B&w illustrations. Facsimile reprint. Title continues: To Which are Subjoined Descriptions of a New Bullet Mould and Clipper, Various Improveme nts in Gun and Door Locks, and Spring Bolts, a Description of Fire Arms Deposited in the Royal Arsenal at Woolwich, Including All the Improvements and Inventions for Which Three Silver Medals Have Been Awarded by the Society of Arts, Together W i t h T ables of Weights of Balls, Descriptive Plates, &c. Contents: Preface to This Edition; Of Loading; Of Presenting and Taking Aim; Of Judging Distances; General Observations; An Experiment Tried at Woolwich With Rifles; Ditto With Wall-Pie c e Ba rr el s ; Of Proving and Re-Proving Barrels; Specific Remarks on Fowling Pieces; Of Bursting of Blunderbusses; On Percussion Locks; Of Casting Balls; Of the Bullet Mould; Regulating Screw-Pin; On the Stocking of Guns; Refutation of Errors; De sc ri pti on of Ar ms Deposited at the Royal Arsenal at Woolwich, With All the Improvements in Bayonet, Lock, Stock, &c.; Another Musket Sent to the Royal Arsenal at Woolwich, With Additional Improvements; Conclusions; Analytical Index. Minor wrin kli ng at t op/ bot tom of spine, small ink stamp of previous owner on front pastedown, small label from bookstore on rear pastedown. Glassine dust jacket is heavily browned and has chips, tears and creases. Very Good+/Fair 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
2 Ball, Norman R., senior editor. Preface by William D. Hurst. (Phyllis Rose, Larry McNally, Paul-Andre Linteau, Christopher Andreae, Robert Passfield, A.A. Den Otter, Arnold Roos, Letty Anderson, Douglas Baldwin, Mark Fram, Jean Simonton, et al.) BUILDING CANADA: A HISTORY OF PUBLIC WORKS.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1988 0802034497 / 9780802034496 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
336 pp, small 4to (10 1/4" H). B&w photographs, reproductions. "(T)ells the story of the public works that helped to transform Canada from wilderness to a modern country." Contents: Bridges; Roads, Streets, and Highways; Urban Mass Transit; Railways; Waterways; Irrigation and Flood Control; Electricity; Sewerage; Solid Waste; Public Buildings; Airports; Building Cities. Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wear/wrinkling, very light rubbing on rear panel, a few tiny dents on rear hinge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
ROUND THE WORLD., Butler, Frank Hedges.
3 Butler, Frank Hedges. ROUND THE WORLD.
London T. Fisher Unwin 1924 First Edition Hard Cover Good- No Jacket 
269 pp + 2 pp publisher's advertising, 9" H. Red cloth with gilt lettering & decoration on spine and front board. Illustrated with numerous b&w photographs (collated). The author was the founder of the Royal Aero Club (1901) and the first Hon. Treasurer of the Royal Automobile Club (1897) and wrote two previous books - "Fifty Years of Travel by Land, Water and Air" and "Through Lapland with Skis and Reindeer". Chaper headings for "Round the World": The Voyage Out; From America to Hawaii; Pictures of the Pacific Islands; A Visit to Japan; Japanese Entertainment and the Drama; Korea and the Inland Sea; Through China to Hong-Kong; A Taste of the Jungle; Home Matters; From London to Brazil; The Falkland Isles; The Tip of South America; The Lands of the Incas; The Panama Canal; Cuba: How Tobacco is Grown; The National Game of Pelota; Florida Modernized; The Paradise of Fishermen; In the Track of the Ancient Voyagers; How We Lost Java; The Industries and Resources of Java; Travelling in Java; A Palace Ceremony; The Borobudur Temple; Java: Town and Country; The Island of Bali; The Ritual of Cremation; From Bali to Australia and New Zealand through Torres Straits and the Great Barrier Reef; Maori Land; The South Sea Islands; Back to Civilization; Appendices: Suggestions for an EmpireTourist Bureau; By Air to Lausanne; Index. Very light browning on free endpapers, previous owner's name in ink and faint erased pencil writing marks on front free endpaper, small edge tear on page leaf 259/260 - archivally taped, light browning to edges of text block, very light soiling on top of text block, light edge wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine with two tiny tears at top, one small corner bump, scattered small water stains and a few light stains on front board with some color loss - plus a tiny water stain on rear board. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE ST. LAWRENCE SEAWAY UNDER CONSTRUCTION., Chevrier, Lionel, foreword.
4 Chevrier, Lionel, foreword. THE ST. LAWRENCE SEAWAY UNDER CONSTRUCTION.
Ottawa St. Lawrence Seaway Authority 1957 First Edition Stapled in Wraps Very Good Good+ Tom Hey. 
Unpaginated (approx. 32 pages including one fold-out), 12" H. Spiderweb patterned clear dust jacket. B&w and colour illustrations (photographs, maps, drawings). Contents: Foreword; Present Conditions of Navigation on the St. Lawrence; From the Atlantic to Montreal; Montreal to Lake Ontario; Lake Ontario to the Head of the Lakes; The St. Lawrence Seaway Authority; Work in Progress (Lachine Section / Spanning Bridges / Soulanges Section / Lake St. Francis Section / International Rapids Section / Welland Ship Canal / Thousand Islands Section); Hydraulic Models; Men and Machines. Postage for this light item will be reduced to most destinations. Interior - some areas of very light browning on pages - opposite colored areas on opposite pages, soft bump at bottom corner of pages. Exterior - minor faint foxing and soft corner bump on rear cover, minor edge wear, light crease at bottom corner of front cover. Dust jacket has a few edge tears - some with tiny pieces missing, light edge wrinkling, a few tiny brown stains, light browning at edges. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
5 Gray, Edward. MANCHESTER SHIP CANAL. SUTTON'S PHOTOGRAPHIC HISTORY OF TRANSPORT SERIES.
Stroud, Gloucestershire Sutton 1997 0750914599 / 9780750914598 Soft Cover Very Good+ 
126 pp, 9 9/16" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "The building of the Manchester Ship Canal was hailed as the greatest engineering achievement of Victorian times. The dissatisfaction of Manchester merchants with high railway rates and excessive port dues charged on imports and exports passing through Liverpool led to a movement to excavate a waterway as wide and as deep as the Suez Canal, so that ocean-going steamships would be able to load and discharge in the heartland of the south-east Lancashire industrial area. The opening of the canal in 1894 dramatically reduced transport costs for industrialists and transformed an inland city into a major port. This history of its construction and operation is divided into themes. A selection of over 200 photographs covers the whole 36-mile length of the canal, from the Mersey Estuary, through Ellesmere Port and Runcorn, to the terminal docks in Salford. Included are sections on the construction period 1887-94, the early operating practices, major shipping companies, tug-boats, canal railways, special features, and the centenary. The vast majority of illustrations are previously unpublished photographs, many from official sources, charting the progress and development of the canal since its inception. The final chapter bring the story up to date with current plans as the canal moves into its second century of operation. This book will be of interest to local historians, industrial archaeologists, waterway enthusiasts, and ship-lovers everywhere." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light waviness to book, minor rubbing. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE WELLAND CANALS; HISTORICAL RESOURCE ANALYSIS AND PRESERVATION ALTERNATIVES.  HERITAGE PLANNING STUDY 1.  2d (REV.) ED., Greenwald, Michelle; Levitt, Alan; Peebles, Elaine.
6 Greenwald, Michelle; Levitt, Alan; Peebles, Elaine. THE WELLAND CANALS; HISTORICAL RESOURCE ANALYSIS AND PRESERVATION ALTERNATIVES. HERITAGE PLANNING STUDY 1. 2d (REV.) ED.
Toronto Historical Planning and Research Branch, Ontario Ministry of Culture and Recreation 1979 0774332387 / 9780774332385 Reprint Soft Cover Very Good 
175 pp, 11 5/8" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w maps, photographs. Contents: The Problem; Objectives of this Report; Summary of Recommendations; Chronology; Historical Themes (Great Lakes - St. Lawrence Shipping Route / Evolution of the Welland Canals / The Canal and the Transportation Network / The Welland and Development of Industry / The Welland and Surrounding Communities); Historical Resources Today; Resource Analysis (Port Dalhousie / Welland Vale - St. Catharines / Second Canal - Centennial Park - Town Line / Thorold / Third Canal at the Escarpment / Summit Level / Deep Cut / Welland / Port Colborne / The Feeder); Recommendations; Three Priority Areas (Port Dalhousie / Second Canal - Centennial Park - Town Line / Third Canal at the Escaprment); Remaining Areas; Programmes; Agencies/ Appendix: Inventory. Interior - soft crease at top and bottom corners of first few pages,small ghost sticker mark at top of first page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - soft crease at top and bottom corners of front cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
ST. CATHARINES, ONTARIO: ITS EARLY YEARS., Jackson, John N.
7 Jackson, John N. ST. CATHARINES, ONTARIO: ITS EARLY YEARS.
Belleville, Ontario Mika Publishing 1976 0919302064 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
416 pp, 9 3/8" H. B&w photographs, maps, reproductions, tables. Contents: Preface and Acknowledgements; Introduction; The Regional Pattern of Settlement and the Establishment of a Village at St. Catharines, prior to c.1825 (The Physical Background of the Niagara Peninsula and St. Catharines / The Prelude to Permanent Settlement / The Establishment of British Settlement in the Peninsula / The Progress and Characteristics of Settlement in the Niagara Peninsula / The Formal Organisation of Settlement in Grantham Township / The Foundations of a Village / The War of 1812 and the Post-War Progress of Settlement); Regional Transition and Its Significance for St. Catharines: c. 1824 to c. 1845 (Argument for a Trans-Peninsular Canal and Its Intended Route / Deviations from the Proposed Route of the Welland Canal / The Regional Impact of the Welland Canal / The Response of St. Catharines to the Canal / St. Catharines as an Expanding Centre of Service Activity / St. Catharines: The Form of Urban Development / St. Catharines and the Niagara Peninsula: An Ongoing Momentum); Conclusion; References; Index. Small wrinkle at top of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling, a few very tiny scuffs on rear panel. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
ANTIQUE FIREARMS:  THEIR CARE, REPAIR AND RESTORATION., Lister, Ronald.
8 Lister, Ronald. ANTIQUE FIREARMS: THEIR CARE, REPAIR AND RESTORATION.
London Herbert Jenkins 1963 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good- 
220 pp, 9 1/2 " H. B&w photographs, drawings/diagrams. This book discusses "the care, repair and restoration of antique firearms - offering to the collector the fascinating additional interest of maintaining and improving his specimens. By developing his skill in this way the collector, in addition to deriving pleasure from the actual work and pride of achievement, will quickly develop an almost infallible eye for quality workmanship. The book describes and illustrates methods of completely stripping down, cleaning and reassembling the early firearms most commonly met today. It deals with the various problems arising from rust, stubborn screws, damaged and missing parts involving repairs or replace-ments, and general restoration work of a more ambitious nature. Information is given about the making of tools where these are no longer commercially available. Methods of housing the collection are discussed, and a chapter is devoted to the special technique of photographing firearms for the purpose of keeping records." Bookstore label on front free endpaper, light edge wear, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, bump at top corner of rear board and at bottom of rear hinge, a few tiny dents on top edge of boards, color on top of text block is sun faded near spine and lightly scuffed near fore-edge, very small scuff/crease at top corner of approx. pages 15 to 45. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling, very light rubbing/soiling, wrinkles in laminate on front hinge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
SPLENDID HERITAGE:  HISTORICAL BUILDINGS OF ONTARIO., Mika, Nick and Mika, Helma.  Introduction by Beth Hanna.  Foreword By W. John McIntyre.
9 Mika, Nick and Mika, Helma. Introduction by Beth Hanna. Foreword By W. John McIntyre. SPLENDID HERITAGE: HISTORICAL BUILDINGS OF ONTARIO.
Belleville, Ontario Mika 1992 0921341504 / 9780921341505 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ 
144 pp, square (10 3/8" x 10 3/8"). Colour photographs. "(A) celebration of Ontario's heritage. Its many pictures provide a panoramic view of the province's architecture from the late 18th century to the Victorian era. Its text combines architectural description with the story of some of the people who built and used these buildings, including (no doubt) some local folkore along the way. In other words, it is not a book for scholars; but rather, a book intended for all people who love old buildings and a book which may help to inspire interest among those who may never have stopped to look at an old building before." Book is Fine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE SETTLEMENT OF YORK COUNTY.  TO MARK THE ONE HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ESTABLISHMENT IN 1850 OF LOCAL MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT IN THE TOWNSHIPS, VILLAGES, TOWNS AND COUNTIES OF CANADA WEST., Mitchell, John.
10 Mitchell, John. THE SETTLEMENT OF YORK COUNTY. TO MARK THE ONE HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ESTABLISHMENT IN 1850 OF LOCAL MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT IN THE TOWNSHIPS, VILLAGES, TOWNS AND COUNTIES OF CANADA WEST.
Municipal Corporation of the County of York, First Edition Hard Cover Very Good- 
114 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H) - red cloth with gold lettering on spine and front board - no dust jacket (as issued). (1950). B&w frontispiece. Contents: Our Fading Pictures; Scalp Locks and Fire Waters; An Act of Government; Punts and Frog Ponds; York's Pioneer Yeoman; Pigeon Pie; York's Blooded Gentry; Dutch Broad Brims; Quaker Bonnets; The York Militia; Silver Snuff Boxes; Toll Roads; The Voice of Toronto; The Siege of Toronto; Low Taxation; Hog-Town Days; The Orange and the Green; A Nice Plutocracy. Previous owner's name/date on free front endpaper, very light browning to edges of text block, three small light liquid marks on fore-edge of text block, light edge wear to boards/spine, light fading to spine color and top of front cover, two very small faint water marks on front board. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
DICKORY DICKORY DOCK / CURLY LOCKS / FOUR AND TWENTY TAILORS.  3 BOOKS., Moffat, Alfred.
11 Moffat, Alfred. DICKORY DICKORY DOCK / CURLY LOCKS / FOUR AND TWENTY TAILORS. 3 BOOKS.
London Galliard / Stainer & Bell Reprints Hard Cover Very Good - H. Willebeek Le Mair. 
Reprints of three books originally published by Stainer & Bell of London between 1911-12 - oblong format (8 3/4" H x 11 5/16" D), in glazed pictorial boards - 32 pp each. Each book contains the musical notation and lyrics for 15 songs and each song is preceded by a full page colour illustration. 1. Dickory Dickory Dock - ISBN 852493398 - Georgy-Porgy; Little Miss Muffet; Dickory, dickory, dock; Girls and boys come out to play; Jack and Jill; Yankee Doodle; Twinkle, twinkle, little star; Little Bo-Peep, Oranges and Lemons; Ride a cock-horse; What are little boys made of?; There was a little man; Little Boy Blue; Polly put the kettle on; Hush-a-bye Baby. 2. Curly Locks - ISBN 852493401- Dame get up and bake your pies; Dance a Baby Diddy; Young lambs to sell; Over the hills and far away; Little Polly Flinders; The North Wind does blow; Old King Cole; Dance to your daddy; I saw three ships come sailing in; Curly Locks; London Bridge is broken down; Little jumping Joan; Oh dear, what can the matter be?; There came to my window; The babes in the wood. 3. Four and Twenty Tailors - ISBN 85249341X - Simple Simon; Where are you going to, my pretty maid?; Lazy sheep, pray tell me why; Three mice went into a hole to spin; Four-and-twenty tailors; See-saw, Margery Daw; There was a crooked man; Lavender's blue; Little Tommy Tucker; A frog he would a-wooing go; The spider and the fly; I had a little nut tree; Goosey, goosey, gander; A little cock-sparrow; Sleep baby, sleep. Minor toning to edges of pages and endpapers, tiny to very small bump at top/bottom of spines and at most corners of boards, minor toning to spines. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
SURVIVALS: ASPECTS OF INDUSTRIAL ARCHAEOLOGY IN ONTARIO., Newell, Dianne and Greenhill, Ralph.
12 Newell, Dianne and Greenhill, Ralph. SURVIVALS: ASPECTS OF INDUSTRIAL ARCHAEOLOGY IN ONTARIO.
Erin, Ontario Boston Mills Press 1989 1550460005 / 9781550460001 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Ralph Greenhill, photographs. 
234 pp, oblong 8vo (8 3/4" H x 10 7/16" D). Well illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions, maps, drawings. "Today there is increasing recognition of the importance of our industrial heritage and its preservation. This book documents some fascinating survivals of this heritage in Ontario by a series of in-depth essays, with historic illustrations and modern photographs." Contents: The Rideau Canal; Early Grand Trunk Railway Bridges and Stations; The Hamilton Pumphouse; Gooderham & Worts Distillery, Toronto; Belt and Line-Shafting Transmission of Power; The Jerker System for Pumping Oil, Lambton County; London and Guelph Soap Works; The Whirlpool Rapids Bridge and its Predecessors; The St. Clair Tunnel; The Peterborough Lift Lock. Minor wrinkle at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds faint line indentation at top of front hinge. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
13 Palardy, Jean. Translated by Eric McLean. THE EARLY FURNITURE OF FRENCH CANADA.
Macmillan of Canada, Toronto, 1971, reduced size reprint. 
412 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), hard cover - no dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings. "....provides a valuable source-book of basic information on the design and workmanship of French Canadian furniture from the seventeenth to the first half of the nineteenth century. Armoires, buffets, chairs, commodes, beds and other common items are described and illustrated in detail, and the scope of the book extends to spinning-wheels, chandeliers, mantelpieces, stoves, fab r i c s , d oors, locks and latches. Objects are not treated in isolation: the settings are brilliantly recreated, with outlines of the daily lives of the 'habitants' and of the craftsmen, the use and identification of Canadian woods, a functional d es cr ip ti o n of the furniture, a comparison between French and French Canadian traditional furniture, fascinating inventories of the contents of buffets and armoires, letters and correspondence, lists of woodworkers' tools and descriptions of th eir wo rki ng me th ods. Included also are suggestions for restoring the original colour to traditional furniture, and for identifying genuine French Canadian period pieces. There are approximately 600 black-and-white photographs." Previous owne r's name on fre e f ron t endpaper, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light edge wear, tiny faint foxing marks on edges of text block, light soiling on fore-edge of text block, two small light stains on rear board, faint foxing mark s on boar ds - main ly f ront . V ery Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE BOOK ON THE BOOKSHELF., Petroski, Henry.
14 Petroski, Henry. THE BOOK ON THE BOOKSHELF.
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1999 0375406492 / 9780375406492 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
290 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w illustrations. "He has been called 'the poet laureate of technology' and a writer who is 'erudite, witty, thoughtful, and accessible'. Now Henry Petroski turns to the subject of books and bookshelves, and wonders whether it was inevitable that books would come to be arranged vertically as they are today on horizontal shelves. As we learn how the ancient scroll became the codex became the volume we are used to, we explore the ways in which the housing of books evolved. Petroski takes us into the pre-Gutenberg world, where books were so scarce they were chained to lecterns for security. He explains how the printing press not only changed the way books were made and shelved, but also increased their availability and transformed book readers into book owners and collectors. He shows us that for a time books were shelved with their spines 'in', and it was not until after the arrival of the modern bookcase that the spines faced 'out'. In delightful digressions, Petroski lets Seneca have his say on 'the evils of book collecting'; examines the famed collection of Samuel Pepys (only three thousand titles: old discarded to make room for new); and discusses bookselling, book buying, and book collecting through the centuries. Richly illustrated and wonderfully written, this is the ultimate book on the book: how it came to be and how we have come to keep it." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small bump at bottom edge of rear board, tiny bump at bottom corner of boards. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 


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