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HOW TO BUILD RURAL TELEPHONE LINES.
1 HOW TO BUILD RURAL TELEPHONE LINES.
Northern Electric & Mfg. Co., Limited, Montreal, (copyright 1910) - this appears to be a facsimile reprint or at least printed at a later date. 
93 pp, 8vo, card covers with b&w decorations/lettering on front/rear covers. B&w photos, technical drawings, illustrations. Contents: Story of the Telephone; Company Organization; Constructing the Line; Installing the Instruments; Materials Requi red; The 1317 Type Telephone Set; Rules for Wires Crossing Railways. Interior - tiny closed tear and corner crease on one page, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very tiny mark on fore-edge of textbl o c k . V G + 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
2 ONTARIO RESOURCES ATLAS.
Toronto Department of Lands and Forests 1954 Card covers in Comb binding Good- 
Unpaginated (Title Page / Table of Maps / 34 Maps, printed on one side of paper only - collated). 11" H x 8 3/4" D. "This atlas portrays forest, watershed, wildlife and other natural resources conditions in Ontario as of May 31st, 1954. Forest protection and other Government and Department organiz-ational and adminstrational systems are also illustrated, and the full extent of the Forest Resources Inventory by aerial photographic and ground survey co-ordination, along with the present status of Mosaic Coverage, is brought up to date." Maps: Geological Formations; Forest Economic Divisions; Ecological Sections (A Forest Classification); Principal Watersheds; Watersheds and Drainage Areas (Southern Ontario); Altitudes; Soil Materials; Indian Treaties and Purchases; Regions and Districts (Administrative); Tower Detection System; Radio Network; Air Bases, Hatcheries, Etc.; Reforestation Offices and Municipal Forests; Land Areas open for Settlement; Forest Resources Inventory; Mosaic Coverage; Provincial Forests and Parks; Crown Game Preserves; Pulpwood Concessions; Pulp and Paper and Saw Mills; Hydro and Mining Developments; Lithographed Maps; Geographic Range of Native Tree Species - Coniferous; ditto - Deciduous 1; ditto - Deciduous 2; Distribution of Deer; Distri-bution of Deer Hunting Pressure; Distribution of Moose; Distribution of Marten; Distribution of Fisher; Woodland Caribou; Distribution of Pheasants; Annual Snowfall; Land Use. **Please note - there is an empty paper pocket attached to the inside of both front and rear covers - all maps called for in the List of Maps are present, but any loose maps which may have accompanied this volume are missing.** Interior - previous owner's name in ink on inside of front cover, very small soft crease at corners of pages, very small light stain at bottom of front cover and also bottom of title page. Exterior - light to moderate edge wear, several small areas of surface paper loss on front cover, large soft crease at bottom corner of front cover, two rings of comb binfindar broken, small creases at corners of covers, light eubbing - mainly on rear cover, very small edge tear with crease on rear cover - archivally taped. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
AMERICAN WICKER: WOVEN FURNITURE FROM 1850 TO 1930., Adamson, Jeremy.  Photography by Kit Latham.
3 Adamson, Jeremy. Photography by Kit Latham. AMERICAN WICKER: WOVEN FURNITURE FROM 1850 TO 1930.
Rizzoli, New York, (1993). 
175 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0847816702 Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photographs, reproductions. Contents: Wicker in History; The Emergence of an American Industry, 1840-1873; The Great Rivals: Wakefiel d Rattan Company and Heywood Brothers and Company, 1874-1897; Victorian Wicker and the American Home, 1876-1900; The Search for New Materials, Styles, and Meanings in the Progressive Era, 1893-1914; Novel Uses, Technologies, and Designs for t h e M o d e rn Age, 1915-1930; Wicker in the 1930s. A few tiny dints on bottom edge of both boards. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing, tiny dint on front panel. Very Good +/ Ve r y Go od 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
4 Andress, Michael. SCALE MODEL BUILDINGS. ALMARK PRACTICAL GUIDES.
London Almark 1974 0855240253 / 9780855240257 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
80 pp, 8vo (8 1/8" H). Profusely illustrated in b&w and color with photographs, drawings. "A detailed guide to kits and materials for making model buildings in all the popular scales; the book examines latest techniques and ideas and includes details for scratch buildings and kit conversions." Contents: General Considerations; Tools, Materials and Working Conditions; Kits; Kit Conversion; Scratch building; Low Relief Structures; Bridges and Tunnels; Painting, Lettering and Weathering; Miscellaneous; Some Plans for Scratch Buildings; Appendix. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, light rubbing on rear cover, spine flat and uncreased. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE CONFLICT OF EUROPEAN AND EASTERN ALGONKIAN CULTURES 1504-1700:  A STUDY IN CANADIAN CIVILIZATION., Bailey, Alfred Goldsworthy.
5 Bailey, Alfred Goldsworthy. THE CONFLICT OF EUROPEAN AND EASTERN ALGONKIAN CULTURES 1504-1700: A STUDY IN CANADIAN CIVILIZATION.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1969 802015069 Second Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good 
218 pp, 10" H. "This study examines the conflict between the Europeans and the Indians precipitated by the arrival of the French in the New World. The Indians were necessarily affected by the fur trade and the religious and social development of New France, and the meeting of contrary cultures resulted in most cases in the obliteration of that of the Indian. However, a fusion of Indian and European elements sometimes occurred, resulting in the birth of a 'Canadian' culture. First published in 1937, this volume is a reprinting of the original text with the addition of an index and a chapter appraising some of the leading developments of the past few years." Contents: Preface to the First Edition; Reappraisals; The Aboriginal Population; Occasional Contact on the Gulf Coast; Acadia at the Turn of the Century; The Eastern Algonkians and the Balance of Power; The Displacement of Materials; Drunkeness and Regulation; Disease and Treatment; Political Modification, Social Disintegration; The Effect of Contact on the French; Religion; Art, Pictography, and Music; Mythology; Bibliography; Notes; Index. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, minor soiling on rear panel 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
BRITANNIA:  A JOURNAL OF ROMANO-BRITISH AND KINDRED STUDIES.  VOLUME 2 1971.  (VOLUME II - 1971.), Branigan, Keith; Brown, P.D.C.; Cleere, Henry; Davies, R.W.; Dunnett, Rosalind; Frere, S.S.; Keppie, Lawrence J.F.; Mann, J.C.; Margary, I.D.; Mattingly, Harold B.; Osborne, P.J.; Reed, Nicholas; Wacher, J.S.; Wainwright, G.J.; Welch, M.G.; Williams
6 Branigan, Keith; Brown, P.D.C.; Cleere, Henry; Davies, R.W.; Dunnett, Rosalind; Frere, S.S.; Keppie, Lawrence J.F.; Mann, J.C.; Margary, I.D.; Mattingly, Harold B.; Osborne, P.J.; Reed, Nicholas; Wacher, J.S.; Wainwright, G.J.; Welch, M.G.; Williams BRITANNIA: A JOURNAL OF ROMANO-BRITISH AND KINDRED STUDIES. VOLUME 2 1971. (VOLUME II - 1971.)
The Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies, London, 1971. 
347 pp + 41 b&w plates at rear, large 8vo (9 5/8" H), soft cover. B&w maps, plans, drawings, graphs, tables (some fold-out) + photographic plates. Contents: List of Plates; Lists of Illustrations in the Text; Notes for Contributors; Editorial; Co rrigendum to Vol. I; Pavements and Poverty in the Chiltern Villas; The Church at Richborough; Ironmaking in a Roman Furnace; The Roman Military Diet; The Excavation of the Roman Theatre at Gosbecks; The Forum and Baths at Caistor by Norwich ; L e g i o V III Augusta and the Claudian Invasion; Spoken Latin in Britain as evidenced in the Inscriptions; The Fishbourne Story; The Verulamium (1960) Hoard of 'Barbarous Radiates'; An Insect Fauna from the Roman Site at Alcester, Warwickshire ; T he F if th Y e ar of Agricola's Campaigns; Roman Iron Beams; The Excavation of a fortified Settlement at Walesland Rath, Pembrokeshire; Late Romans and Saxons in Sussex; Roman Building-materials in South-East England; Notes: A Relief of a Rom an o- Bri tis h W arr ior -G od - A Pottery Mould-Fragment from Littlemore, Oxford - A Roman coarse-ware pottery Strainer from Brockley Hill, Middlesex; Roman Britain in 1970: Sites explored - Inscriptions; Reviews; Society for the Promotion of Roma n S tud ies; Ind exes . I nter ior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - slight twist to spine, minor edge wear - very light at bottom of spine, very light bump at three corners - migrates into adjacent pages. Very Good 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
SILHOUETTES IN THE SKY: THE ART OF THE WEATHERVANE., Burks, Jean M.
7 Burks, Jean M. SILHOUETTES IN THE SKY: THE ART OF THE WEATHERVANE.
Shelburne, Vermont Shelburne Museum 2006 0939384329 / 9780939384327 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
36 pp, 8 1/2" H, stapled in wraps. Color photographs. Shows examples of New England weathervanes in a variety of forms and materials from the Shelburne Museum's collection. Interior - very small light bump/crease at top corner of most pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very small crease at top corner of front cover, very light edge wear, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ROBES OF THE REALM:  300 YEARS OF CEREMONIAL DRESS., Campbell, Una.  Foreword by H.R.H. The Prince of Wales.  Introduction by Michael W. Middleton.
8 Campbell, Una. Foreword by H.R.H. The Prince of Wales. Introduction by Michael W. Middleton. ROBES OF THE REALM: 300 YEARS OF CEREMONIAL DRESS.
Ede and Ravenscroft / Michael O'Mara, London, 1989, first edition. 
112 pp, 4to (12" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0948397616 Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs and reproductions. ISBN 0948397616 "(This book) marks (Ede and Ravencroft, royal robemakers of Chancery Lane)'s tercentenary , celebrates a unique history of service to the State, Church and Law, as well as describing some of the many ceremonies at which their robes are displayed to such magnificent effect....Coronations provide the robemakers with their greatest chall e n g e. Royal coronation robes are truly spectacular, being made of the finest and richest materials, elaborately embroidered in gold, while the officers of Church and State are arrayed in the full panoply of their ceremonial dress in honour of th e So ve reign. The Peers in robes of crimson velvet with ermine trimming and cape, the Knights of the Orders of Chivalry in richly coloured robes and insignia, the Officers of Arms in their tabards and the great Officers of State are massed in rank s of rar e and unforgettable splendour. There are many other occasions on which ceremonial robes are regularly worn, and seen and admired by millions. The State Opening of Parliament brings together the Peers and Judges, the Officers of State and t he Bish ops to hear the Queen's Gracious Speech from the Throne. The annual Garter Ceremony at Windsor is an opportunity to see the Queen and other members of the Royal Family in their blue silk velvet Garter robes, accompanied by the Knights of th e Garte r and the Heralds of the College of Arms. At the Lord Chancellor's Breakfast in October, marking the beginning of the legal year, the most senior Judges wear their splendid black and gold gowns - made of black damask elaborately trimmed wit h gold l ace and handmade gold ornaments - and the High Court Judges their scarlet robes trimmed with ermine, as they process with black-gowned barristers between the House of Lords and Westminster Abbey. The annual election of the Lord Mayor of Lo nd on give s rise to a whole series of events at which civic robes are worn, and also sees the gathering together of the members of the livery companies, whose officers wear a great variety of ceremonial dress. In the summer, degree ceremonie s take pl ace all over the country, and an extraordinary number of variations on the basic theme of the academic gown and hood can be seen. (This book) contains a full account of Ede and Ravenscroft's central role in these occasions as makers of robes a nd w igs for three centuries. They enter their fourth century determined to uphold and maintain the highest standards of craftsmanship and skill in keeping with the ancient traditions of which they are so much a part." Book is slightly coc ked, has plac e and da te in pencil at top of free front endpaper. dust jacket has light rubbing, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very soft diagonal crease on rear panel. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 24.00 USD
 
 
BLOKES: THE BAD BOYS OF ENGLISH LITERATURE., Castronovo, David.
9 Castronovo, David. BLOKES: THE BAD BOYS OF ENGLISH LITERATURE.
New York Continuum 2009 0826428320 / 9780826428325 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
197 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H). "They came from unpromising places and unglamorous backgrounds. They crashed the Establishment party in one generation, raided the citadels of culture, and brought their idioms, themes, and passions to the center of British life. The blokes were writers who revitalized British drama, fiction, poetry, and criticism. This is the story, told in a series of profiles, of New Britannia. The cast of characters includes playwrights John Osborne and Arnold Wesker, novelist Kingsley Amis, critic Kenneth Tynan, poet Philip Larkin, fiction writer Alan Sillitoe, plus lesser-known figures such as John Braine, David Storey, Stan Barstow, and Keith Waterhouse - up to more contemporary writers like Martin Amis and Nick Hornby. The central idea of this book is how these writers, and others, transformed British heritage - how they worked with the materials of their own backgrounds, the class system, tradition, and artistic convention to make new art. They took their place in a long line of writers who thrived on grit: Daniel Defoe, Charles Dickens, Bernard Shaw, D.H. Lawrence. (It) is an entertaining and insightful survey of a group of disparate writers who had a profound and enduring impact upon British literary culture." Very light rubbing on boards, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, tiny tear at top of rear flap-fold, minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
10 Chaney, Otto Preston. Foreword by Malcolm Mackintosh. ZHUKOV. REVISED EDITION.
Norman University of Oklahoma Press 1996 0806128070 / 9780806128078 Revised Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
567 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "One of the first Red Army leaders to recognize the importance of the tank in modern warfare, Zhukov played a vital role as commander of major battles from the encounters with the Japanese in Mongolia in 1938-1939 to the successful defense of Leningrad, Moscow, and Stalingrad and the conquest of Berlin in World War II. Chaney gives vivid descriptions of these battles, illustrating them with authenticated Russian battle maps and dramatic photographs. Chaney also examines Zhukov's postwar role as revealed by the newly available materials. Ousted by Stalin in 1946 when the dictator became jealous of the marshal's popularity and influence, Zhukov reemerged from obscurity after Stalin's death in 1953. Later, Khrushchev, also fearing Zhukov's influence, dismissed him from his post as defense minister. After Khrushchev's fall in 1964, Zhukov again reemerged but, tragically, was not completely rehabilitated until after his death in 1976. To provide a thorough account of Zhukov's life, Chaney draws upon a large range of historical military sources, correcting old information with new. His most important sources are Zhukov's own memoirs, which have recently been expanded to include previously censored material." Tiny bump at bottom corner of boards. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at bottom of flap-folds. 
Price: 19.00 USD
 
 
THE BAGPIPE:  THE HISTORY OF A MUSICAL INSTRUMENT., Collinson, Francis.
11 Collinson, Francis. THE BAGPIPE: THE HISTORY OF A MUSICAL INSTRUMENT.
Routledge & Kegan Paul, London, 1975, first edition. 
257 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0710079133 B&w illustrations. "....(a) fascinating full-length history of one of the world's most interesting and ancient musical instruments. The story begins in 3000 B.C. with the mouth-blown reed pipes, predecessor to the bagpipe. Mr Collinson looks at the history of this instrument as known in ancient Babylonia and Egypt, through the ancient Grecian Empire and Greece itself, to Rome and thence to Britain. He investigates the application of the bag principle to the mouth-blown pipes in Hellenic Egypt and Rome, and the first appearance of the bagpipe in Great Britain and Ireland in the eleventh or twelfth century. He describes the development of the bagpipe in the Br itish Isles, its rise and gradual waning, leaving the Scottish Highland bagpipe and the Northumbrian pipes as the sole survivors. Having traced its evolution, the book goes on to narrate the fortunes of the 'Great Highland Bagpipe' itself. T h i s i s an account which encompasses the Jacobite risings and Culloden, and the Disarming Act 1747, by which the use of the bagpipe was more or less proscribed. It covers the great music of Pibroch, in the hands of the MacCrimmons and other p ip er s, a n d co ntinues up to modern times. Appendices list the bagpipes of other countries and the materials used in the instrument's manufacture, and there is a comprehensive bibliography." Cigarette odor, previous owner's bookplate on fro nt pas ted own , s ma ll bo okstore stamp on title page, minor browning in margins of pages, light browning to edges of textblock, slight corner bumps, very light edge wear, heavy indentation lines with tiny scuffs down spine - probably from bindi ng p roce ss. Dus t ja cke t i s cl ipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling, browning to edges, two tiny dints on front hinge, crease down rear flap. Good+/Very Good- 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
THE FALL AND RISE OF STEAM., Cooke, Brian, photographer.
12 Cooke, Brian, photographer. THE FALL AND RISE OF STEAM.
Jane's, London, 1982, first edition. 
128 pp, oblong 8vo (8 9/16" H x 11 1/2" D), hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. ISBN 0710602006 "....one man's personal, photographic record of the steam locomotive's elimination from Britain's nationalised rail way network and its subsequent reappearance as a source of recreation and pleasure. Brian Cooke brings to his subject a rare combination of the technique and skills of a professional creative photographer coupled with first-hand knowledge o f t h e s t eam locomotive both on and off the footplate. His pictures remind us of steam's melancholy rundown, with emphasis on scenes in his native north-east England; they bring fresh glimpses of the unique Barry scrapyard which has proved s uc h a v al ua b le s ource of motive power for the increasingly ambitious preservation movement; and they conclude with a striking series of images of the steam locomotive in recent times at work and rest on and of BR tracks. Manifest in this re mar ka bl e c oll ect io n o f o ver 150 finely reproduced pictures are Brian Cooke's fresh approach to recording the drama of steam and his painstaking darkroom technique. Supported by a lively and often humourous commentary on steam locomotives a nd t hos e w ho p ursu e th em. ...N otes on equipment, materials and techniques used to make the photographs form the subject of a concise appendix." Soft corner crease on title page, minor edge wear to boards. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/ bott om o f spi ne an d fla p-fo lds, light creases at top of rear panel, minor rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
13 Cornetet, Wendell H. METHODS OF MEASUREMENT.
Grosset & Dunap, New York, 1943, reprint. 
135 pp, 4to, hard cover (no dust jacket) with ruler and protractor in pocket at rear. Profusely in b&w with drawings and photos. Covers: Linear Measure; Outside and Inside Calipers; Micrometer Calipers, Vernier Calipers; Geometrical Measurements; Commonly Used Gages; Wood and Metal Fastening Screws; Manufacture and Measurement of Nails; Weights and Volumes; Density; Measuring Density of Liquids and Solids; Specific Gravity; Determining Specific Gravity of Solids; ...Determining Special Properties of Materials; Measuring Elasticity; Measuring Tensile Strength of Wire; Heat and Termperature, etc., etc. with reports and tests. Interior - pages browning lightly, minor soiling, otherwise sound. Exterior - light edge wear, light rubbing, darkening to text block edges, three small liquid marks on rear board. A Good reference copy. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
14 Crawford, Bess Hillery. ROSEDALE.
Erin, Ontario Boston Mills Press 2000 1550463233 / 9781550463231 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
176 pp, oblong (10 1/4" H x 11 3/4" D). Profusely illustrated in b&w with photographs, maps, reproductions. "This lavishly illustrated and compellingly written pictorial history recounts the origins and evolution of Toronto's most prestigious neighbourhood from its beginnings in the mid-1850s to the protection of its heritage homes within the modern mega-city. Chapters are devoted to the subdivision plans of 1854-1910, the impact of generations of the Jarvis family, a who's who of Rosedale's first century, the origins of the street names, the first landowners, early estates, and Rosedale's principal architects. Featured properties include Rosedale House, Drumsnab, Chestnut Park, Caverhill, Idlewold, The Dale, Lorne Hall, Denbrae, Hollydene, Thom House, and Guiseley House. Whether you are a Rosedale resident, an admiring neighbour, a Rosedale expatriate, or a lover of history and architecture, you are sure to find this book fascinating and enlightening. Small crease at bottom corner of last page, book is lightly cocked, small bump at top corners of boards. Dust jacket has very light rubbing, light edge wrinkling at top edge. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
BASKETMAKING., Crook, Georgia.
15 Crook, Georgia. BASKETMAKING.
Crowood, Marlborough, 2000. 
128 pp, 11" H, glazed pictorial hard covers - interior wire binding allows book to lay open flat while following diagrams - no dust jacket (as issued). ISBN 1861263104 Profusely illustrated with colour photographs and diagrams. "(This) is an insp iring introduction for the novice and intermediate basketmaker to tradtional willow and hedgerow basketry techniques using a series of clear diagrams and detailed text. A series of step-by-step projects illustrate how the techniques can be u s e d t o make simple and original baskets of traditional or contemporary design. The reader is encouraged to make bold use of locally available materials and to develop their own style of basketmaking." Colour off-set on title page from adjacen t fr on t is pi e ce, a few faint erasure marks on half-title page, slight wear at corners of boards, light rubbing on boards - including two faint indentation lines on front board. Very Good 
Price: 37.50 USD
 
 
16 Davies, Russell. (Ronald Searle.) RONALD SEARLE: A BIOGRAPHY.
London Sinclair-Stevenson 1990 1856190048 / 9781856190046 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Ronald Searle. 
192 pp, 4to (11 1/8" H). Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour with photographs and reproductions. "Born in 1920 in Cambridge, (Ronald Searle) became a regular contributor to the Cambridge Daily News in 1935, financed his own night-school studies in drawing and won an art-school scholarship. The war shattered the university-town idyll. In 1942 Searle was captured by the Japanese at Singapore and later put to work on the terrible 'Death Railway' from Siam to Burma. His remarkable eye-witness drawings, achieved with very scant materials, constitute a uniquely important documentary record of the horrors of those times. The post-war years found him in London. As creator of St Trinian's and delineator of Nigel Molesworth, he was a feted London celebrity in the Fifties. His tremendous appetite for work did not, however, save him from involvement in some peculiar situations. Searle's participation in the 1956 Suez Affair,detailed here for the first time, is one of the book's many surprises. In 1961, (he) abandoned the life he had built, moved to France and started again. Living with his second wife in a remote village in Haute-Provence, he has continued to delight and disturb the world with a stream of images that mocks with the best intentions: to make people laugh, and to entice them, through their laughter, to share his own critical vision of the world. Ronald Searle allowed Russell Davies special access to his archive, and has approved the selection of his work that helps to tell his story." 1" split in cloth at bottom of front hinge, very small bump at top corner of boards. Dust jacket has some very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor browning at top edge. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
RECOLLECTIONS OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE ATHABASCA OIL SANDS., Ells, S.C.
17 Ells, S.C. RECOLLECTIONS OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE ATHABASCA OIL SANDS.
Ottawa Department of Mines and Technical Surveys 1962 Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
114 pp, 10 7/8" H. B&w photographs, maps. Contents: Foreword; Preface; Introduction; Initial Exploration and Surveys; Paving With Oil Sands; Quarrying; Topographical Surveys; Test Pits; Drilling; Separation and Refining; In Retrospect; Epilogue; Bibliography of Reports and Maps; Appendix: Exploration in Northern Saskatchewan. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - Tiny tear at bottom of spine, large soft crease at bottom corner of front cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF CANADIAN FOLKLORE IN ENGLISH., Fowke, Edith and Carpenter, Carole Henderson, compilers.
18 Fowke, Edith and Carpenter, Carole Henderson, compilers. A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF CANADIAN FOLKLORE IN ENGLISH.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1981 0802023940 / 9780802023940 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ 
272 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), medium brown cloth with dark brown lettering on spine, dark brown lettering/illustration on front board. Black endpapers. Contents: Introduction; Reference Materials: Bibliographies and checklists; Periodicals; General: Historical, Descriptive, Overviews / Works containing more than one genre; Folktales (General / Anglophone and Celtic / Francophone / Indian and Inuit / Other Cultural Groups); Folk Music and Dance (as above); Folk Speech and Naming; Minor Genres: Proverbs, riddles, games, practical jokes, children's lore; Superstitions and Popular Beliefs: Including folk medicine, folk religion, and the supernatural (as above); Folklife and Customs (as above); Folk Art and Material Culture (as above); Biographies and Appreciations (Collectors and Scholars / Folk Artists and Informants); Records (Field Recordings / Other Recordings); Films; Theses and Dissertations; Index of Authors and Editors. Faint erased pencil mark at top of first page, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
FROM HEARTH TO COOKSTOVE:  AN AMERICAN DOMESTIC HISTORY OF GADGETS AND UTENSILS MADE OR USED IN AMERICA FROM 1700 TO 1930.  SECOND EDITION., Franklin, Linda Campbell.
19 Franklin, Linda Campbell. FROM HEARTH TO COOKSTOVE: AN AMERICAN DOMESTIC HISTORY OF GADGETS AND UTENSILS MADE OR USED IN AMERICA FROM 1700 TO 1930. SECOND EDITION.
Orlando, Florida House of Collectibles 1978 0876373392 / 9780876373392 Second Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Paul Persoff, photographer. 
271 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). "This first really complete and all-inclusive domestic history of America in the kitchen describes hundreds of implements, gadgets and utensils used by Americans from 1700 to 1930. Miss Franklin, after four years of research, has written the history of everything used in American kitchens, and has included essays on the subjects of tin, iron, and brass - t hree of the most important materials ever used in the kitchen. Hundreds of photographs of real objects, each of which she sees as an art object in its own right; and hundreds of reproduced catalog cuts will make it easy for the collector, the restoration curator, even the 20th century cook, to understand the use of each piece. She has included nearly a hundred recipes dating from the middle of the 18th century to the end of the 20th." Includes information on use and care, equivalent measures for cooking, patents, etc. Small soft crease at top corner of pages 85 to 118, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. three tiny edge tears, onr tiny edge perforation. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
ELIZABETH POSTUMA SIMCOE 1762-1850:  A BIOGRAPHY.   (POSTHUMA.), Fryer, Mary Beacock.
20 Fryer, Mary Beacock. ELIZABETH POSTUMA SIMCOE 1762-1850: A BIOGRAPHY. (POSTHUMA.)
Dundurn Press, Toronto, 1989. 
276 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 1550020641 B&w and colour plates, maps. "Elizabeth Poshuma Simcoe was a remarkable woman. Raised in a wealthy and genteel English family, as a young wife, she accompanied her husband, the career soldier John Graves Simcoe, on his posting as the first lieutenant-governor of Upper Canada - then a sparsely populated backwoods outpost of the empire. She embraced with enthusiasm this chance for adventure and her diaries and her plentiful sketches reflect thi s joy of discovery in this 'new land'. The Simcoes returned to England in 1796 to await further imperial postings. John Graves Simcoe died in 1806 and his widow lived on to 1850 as a wealthy English countrywoman. While her popular Canadi a n d i a r i e s remain a valuable source for this intriguing biography, other materials exist that have rarely been looked at over the decades. Of considerable interest are the hundreds of letters Elizabeth's best friend, Mary Anne Bruges, sent to C a na da , an d hu ndreds of Elizabeth's own letters have survived, as well as those of her daughters and sons. From these neglected sources emerges the story of an energetic, involved woman. Her life divides into two phases. As the wife of Joh n G ra ves Si mc oe, E liz abeth is a sensible lady of the Age of Reason, pursuing the picturesque with sketch book and water colours. Following Simcoe's death, her long life as a widow finds meaning in fostering the well-being of her church. " I nter ior - m inor br owni ng in m argins of pages, very faint cigarette odor, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light browning to edges of textblock and covers, small soft corner crease on front cove r. V ery G ood 
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