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1 Cameron, Austin W. Illustrations by John Crosby. A GUIDE TO EASTERN CANADIAN MAMMALS.
National Museum of Canada / Department of Northern Affairs and National Resources, Ottawa, 1956. 
72 pp, 9" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). B&w illustrations. "This paper has been written in the hope that it wil fill the need for a semi-popular treatment of the mammals known to occur, or believed to occur, in that part of Quebec which lies s outh and east of the St. Lawrence River, and in the provinces of New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland (exclusive of Labrador)....The prime purpose of the paper....is to provide the amateur with simple descripti o n s o f t h e mammals (including whales, dolphins, etc.) so that he can identify them with a minimum of effort." Interior - minor browning to pages, minor curling at top corner of pages, staples are rusting, otherwise clean and tight with no ot he r ow n er sh i p ma rks. Exterior - a few soft wrinkles on covers, minor soiling, minor fading on spine, staples are rusting, small creases at top part of spine. Very Good- 
Price: 11.95 USD
 
 
A SECOND BOOK OF CANADIAN ANIMALS., May, Charles Paul.  Illustrated by John Crosby.
2 May, Charles Paul. Illustrated by John Crosby. A SECOND BOOK OF CANADIAN ANIMALS.
Macmillan of Canada, Toronto, 1967 reprint. 
109 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Each chapter has a b&w drawing of an adult and a juvenile of the animal described. Writing for the young reader, "Mr. May explains exactly where in Canada you should look for the animals, and he t ells how they live and what they do, describing their particular habits in an easy style that children will readily understand." Contents: Introduction; The Pronghorn Antelope; The Hoary Bat; The Polar Bear; The Mountain Beaver; The Woodla n d C a r i b o u; The Least Chipmunk; The Cougar; The Elk; The Fisher; The Red Fox; The Snowshe Hare; The Hoary Marmot; The Marten; The Musk-ox; The Narwhal; The Opossum; The White-tailed Jack-rabbit; The Brown Rat; The Harbour Seal; The Bighorn S he ep ; T he M as ke d Shrew; The Flying Squirrel; The Thirteen-lined Ground-squirrel; The Walrus; The Bowhead Whale; The Wolverine. Slight bump at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, has moderate edge wear and rubbing, small edge te ars w ith cr eas es - a rc hivally taped. Very Good/Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE GREAT FUR LAND OR SKETCHES FROM LIFE IN THE HUDSON'S BAY TERRITORY., Robinson, H.M.
3 Robinson, H.M. THE GREAT FUR LAND OR SKETCHES FROM LIFE IN THE HUDSON'S BAY TERRITORY.
Toronto Coles 1975 Facsimile Edition. Hard Cover Fine Very Good- Charles Gasche. 
348 pp, 8 5/8" H. Burgundy cloth with black title block, gilt lettering/banding on spine, gilt lettering/banding on front board - one of the Coles Canadian Collection. B&w illustrations. A facsimile of the edition published by G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York, 1879. "In approximately 1870, one H.M. Robinson, writer and traveller, journeyed by dog sled to the Hudson's Bay Territory. The account of his months there is fascinating not only for its first-hand look at life in northern Canada, but also for this cultured man's view of it. The book includes excursions by dog sled and canoe, as well as hunting expeditions. It documents life in a Hudson's Bay Company fort, in a fur-hunters' camp, and in an Indian settlement. There are absorbing accounts of voyageurs, the Blackfeet Indians, 'nomadic' hunters, and medicine men, as well as breath-taking descriptions of the landscape. Since little knowledge of the North was generally available, Mr. Robinson's commentary helped to shape the attitudes of early Canadians, thus eventually influencing government policy. Through this book, modern readers can achieve a more complete idea of what it was like to be alive in the North in the 1870's. But more than that, we are able to trace the roots of the nation's successes and failures in dealing with people and the natural resources of the vast expanse once known as the Hudson's Bay Territory." Dust jacket has light wdge wear/wrinkling, two taped (inside) edge tears - one with creases, minor rubbing and soiling. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE BIG BOOK FOR BOYS., Strang, Herbert, ed. (Lt.-Colonel A. Lloyd Owen, Tom Talbot, Air Commodore L.E.O. Charlton, Gunby Hadath, J.C. Bristow-Noble, R.M. Lloyd, C. Fox Smtih, Leslie Beresford, Captain G.A. Hope, K. Wallis Coales, Wilfrid Robertson, Lawrence R. Bourne, et
4 Strang, Herbert, ed. (Lt.-Colonel A. Lloyd Owen, Tom Talbot, Air Commodore L.E.O. Charlton, Gunby Hadath, J.C. Bristow-Noble, R.M. Lloyd, C. Fox Smtih, Leslie Beresford, Captain G.A. Hope, K. Wallis Coales, Wilfrid Robertson, Lawrence R. Bourne, et THE BIG BOOK FOR BOYS.
Humphrey Milford / Oxford University Press, London / Oxford, 1937. 
Unpaginated, large 8vo (9 7/8" H, approx 1 7/8" wide), pictorial hard cover (boy playing water polo) - no dust jacket. 4 colour plates, numerous b&w illustrations. Contents: The Pathan Syce (Lt.-Colonel A. Lloyd Owen); The Misnomer (drawing) (Tom Talbot); Down in the Desert (Air Commodore L.E.O. Charlton); Justin's Unaccountable Impulses (Gunby Hadath); The Tawnley Marten Hunt (J.C. Bristow-Noble); Building the Cricketer (R.M. Lloyd); The Dream (Claude Flight); The Mantle of Elijah (Leslie B eresford); The Black Mew (Captain G. A. Hope); The Writing on the Wall (K. Wallis Coales); Camp Craft in the African Wilds (Wilfrid Robertson); Pilots, According to the Bo'sun (Lawrence R. Bourne); Scout Shanties - Fire Lighting (J.H.); Fair F i g h t i n g (Fishing) (Commander J.G. Bower); Grimshaw Comes Back (Michael Poole); Nature's Enchanting Puzzle Book (Marcus Woodward); The Secret Range (G. Gaston Vincent); The Ju-ju Man ('Selim'); Donkey Work (L.R. Brighwell). Scattered tiny fo xi ng m ar ks o n the preliminary pages and on a few rear pages, slight browning to pages, browning to edges of text block, light to moderate edge wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, fading to spine color, book slightly cracked in two places, are as of lig ht dis co loration on rear board, light rubbing and a few tiny scuffs. Good+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
5 Tripp, Stan; Bolton, Mike; Sadler, Doug; Bennett, Tiny; Robinson, Michael; Turnbull, Robert; Wolfram, Gerry; Kelly, Bob; McGillen, Pete; Reddick, Dave; Barager, C.P.; Macdonald, Bill; Penhale, Barry L.; Sanders, E.B.; Campbell, Tom; et al. STORIES OF THE OUTDOORS: AN ANTHOLOGY BY THE OUTDOOR WRITERS OF CANADA.
Mitchell Press, Vancouver, (1970). 
140 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Monotone illustrations by Walter Leaver. Contents: A Marten and a McCoy; Instant Largemouth Bass; The Bereavement; Shark!; Before the Snow Comes; The Unknown River; Wild Animals Aren't Wild ; The Fishing Began at Midnight; Blue Geese at James Bay; On the Ice; Western Waterfowl Hunting; Don't Discount Grilse; Muskie Mania; Rendezvous with a Wagging Tail; Fishing in Nova Scotia; Pheasants; An After-Dark Adventure. Gift inscription on free front endpaper, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, two tiny tears/chip. VG/VG 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE ART OF THE ENGLISH MURDER., Worsley, Lucy.
6 Worsley, Lucy. THE ART OF THE ENGLISH MURDER.
New York Pegasus Crime 2014 1605986348 / 9781605986340 Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
312 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w and colour illustrations. "Murder - a dark, shameful deed, the last resort of the desperate or a vile tool of the greedy. And a very strange obsession. But where did this fixation develop? And what does it tell us about ourselves? (The author) explores this phenomenon in forensic detail, revisiting notorious crimes like the Ratcliff Highway Murders, which caused a nationwide panic in the early nineteenth century, and the case of Frederick and Maria Manning, the suburban couple who were hanged after killing Maria's lover and burying him under their kitchen floor. Our fascination with crimes like these became a form of entertainment, inspiring novels and plays, prose and paintings, poetry and true-crime journalism. At a point during the birth of the modern era, murder entered the popular psyche, and it's been a part of us ever since. (This) is a unique exploration of the art of crime - and a riveting investigation into the English criminal soul - by one of our finest historians." Contents: Introduction; Part One: How to Enjoy a Murder (A Connoisseur in Murder / The Highway / The Watchmen / The Murder Circuit / House of Wax / True Crime / Charles Dickens, Crime Writer / The Ballad of Maria Marten / Stage Fright / The Bermondsey Horror); Part Two: Enter the Detective (Middle-Class Murderers and Medical Gentlemen / The Good Wife / Detective Fever / A New Sensation / 'It is worse than a crime, Violet - ' / Monsters and Men / The Adventure of the Forensic Scientist / Revelations of a Lady Detective); Part Three: The Golden Age (The Women Between the Wars / The Duchess of Death (Agatha Christie) / A Life Less Ordinary / The Great Game / Snobbery with Violence / The Dangerous Edge of Things); Postscript: 'The Decline of the English Murder'; Acknowledgements; Sources; Index. Crease at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top of hinges and flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 


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