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1 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
 
 
2 Appleton, Thomas E. USQUE AD MARE: A HISTORY OF THE CANADIAN COAST GUARD AND MARINE SERVICES.
Ottawa Department of Transport 1969 Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 
318 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H), dark blue cloth with gold lettering on spine, gold crest on front cover - no dust jacket. B&w photographs, reproductions. Chapter headings: The Long Perspective; The Old Provinces; Confederation; The Years of Growth; The Years of Consolidation; Aids to Navigation; Search and Rescue; Ships and Shipbuilding; Marine Regulations; People and Policies; The Way Ahead; Appendices (Family Tree of the Department / Ministers of the Department / Ships of the Canadian Coast Guard, from 1850 / Lighthouses at Confederation / Canal Development / Lifesaving Stations in 1914). Very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
FINDING THE SUN'S TRUE BEARING.  PRECOMPUTED TABLES., Arpin, P.E., foreword.
3 Arpin, P.E., foreword. FINDING THE SUN'S TRUE BEARING. PRECOMPUTED TABLES.
Ottawa Civil Aviation Branch, Department of Transport Soft Cover Very Good 
112 pp + blank pages for notes, oblong (7 15/16" H x 10 1/2" D). No date. Erratum sheet laid in. "From aviation's earliest days, pilots of aircraft have been conscious of the need for accurate directional information. The development of the magnetic and gyro compass has, for general purposes, kept pace with aviation needs in most areas of the world. Flight operations in Northern Canada, however, present problems which are unique by virtue of the position of the North Magnetic Pole. - - In response to a need for the provision of directional information simply and to within one degree the Flight Standards and Regulations Division of the Civil Aviation Branch has arranged the development of these tables from which the Sun's True Bearing can be extracted directly knowing date, correct Local Civil time (within reasonable limits) and approximate Latitude and Longitude. - - It is also significant to note that these Tables are not limited to Canada only, but include any areas of the earth north of 40 degrees North Latitude, and for all practical purposes will maintain usable accuracy for an indefinite period." From the Foreword. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownwership marks. Exterior - small soiling mark on top of textblock, some very light rubbing/soiling on rear cover. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
FOLKLORE AND THE SEA., Beck, Horace.
4 Beck, Horace. FOLKLORE AND THE SEA.
Mystic, Connecticut Mystic Seaport Museum 1996 0913372366 / 9780913372364 Reprint Soft Cover Very Good+ Jane Beck, photographs. 
545 pp, 8 7/8" H. B&w photographs, music notation. The American Maritime Library: Volume VI. "Everything you always wanted to know about sea lore but didn't know where to ask: shipbuilding; names and language; weather and navigation; songs and arts; seals, muckle men and mermaids; monsters, sea serpents and enchanted isles; reavers, privateers and smugglers; legends and tales; "spectre" ships - cooked up and served well salted by a first-rate writer who combines the knowledge of a sailor and a college professor." Oceans. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
5 Bonsor, N.R.P. SOUTH ATLANTIC SEAWAY: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE PASSENGER LINES AND LINERS FROM EUROPE TO BRAZIL, URUGUAY AND ARGENTINA.
Jersey, Channel Islands Brookside Publications 1983 0905824067 / 9780905824062 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
525 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H). Map endpapers, b&w photographs. "(T)he first comprehensive book devoted to the passenger lines and liners running from Europe to Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina. Seventy-one lines have been deemed to merit a chapter and fleet list, but it is a sad thought that only one of them, the Costa Line, is still running a multi-passenger service between the Old World and these countries of the New, and even their sailings are not very frequent. The reason, of course, is that the steamship and motorship have been eclipsed by the aeroplane. (This book) contains about 150 illustrations of ships, together with indexes of ships and lines, a chronological list of ship losses and a list of the largest ships (14,000 tons and over)." Light waviness to edges of text block, small slight bump at bottom corner of front board. Dust jacket has slight fading to spine color, minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
6 Brookes, Ivan S. Foreword by W. Kaye Lamb. THE LOWER ST. LAWRENCE: A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF SHIPPING AND INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT.
Cleveland, Ohio Freshwater Press 1974 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket Ivan S. Brookes. Inscribed By Author
361 pp, 11 1/4" H. Light gray cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front board. Map endpapers, b&w photographs, reproductions, drawings and maps (some fold-out). Inscribed on half title page: "To Edward L. Skelly / with best wishes / Ivan S. Brookes." Chapter headings: The Port of Quebec; The Island of Orleans and the Beaupre Coast; The North Channel; The Saguenay and Lake St. John; The North Shore from Tadoussac to Pointe Des Monts; Pointe des Monts to Sept Iles; Sept Iles to Anticosti; The South Shore: Gaspe to Matane; Matane to Riviere du Loup; Riviere du Loup to Quebec; Appendices: Wooden ship construction in Quebec - 1797 to 1896; Ship construction at the "Big Davie" yard, 1896 to present; Ship construction at the "Little Davie" yard, 1935 to 1968; Wrecks and Casualties on Anticosti Island, 1690 to present; Arrivals from sea at Quebec, navigation season of 1793. Top edge of page leaf 19/20 is lightly browned and wrinkled due to mis-alignment with text block - manufacturing error, minor shelf soiling on bottom of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
WEATHER FLYING.  REVISED AND ENLARGED THIRD EDITION., Buck, Robert N.  Introduction by Wolfgang Langewiesche.
7 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
 
 
THE CANAL BUILDERS., Burton, Anthony.
8 Burton, Anthony. THE CANAL BUILDERS.
London Eyre Methuen 1972 413284107 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
230 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. "(T)he story of the men who, in little more than half a century from 1760, created a network of canals that revolutionised transport and represent-ed the greatest achievement in civil engineering in Britain since the Romans. In those few years between the opening of the Bridgewater Canal in 1761 and the coming of the railways early in the nine-teenth century, tens of thousands of men were involved in canal construction. They came from all classes of society - from aristocratic promoters like the Duke of Bridgewater to Irish peasants who came to dig. This book is the first to deal exclusively with the canal builders and to try to place them in the context of the social, economic, and political world of the eighteenth century, and draws skilfuly on contemporary documents, newspapers, pamphlets, and letters." Burton follows the story through the promoters (like Josiah Wedgwood) and the financiers, to the engineers (including Brindley, Telford, Rennie, Jessop & Smeaton) and the 'navvies' who actually did the digging, "from Cornwall to the Highlands of Scotland". Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light edge wear, a few very light rub lines on front board. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has very light edge wear/wrinkling, fading to spine color (title is still dark and legible), two small edge tears archivally taped, minor browning to inside top/bottom edges. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE FRANCES SMITH: PALACE STEAMER OF THE UPPER GREAT LAKES, 1867-96., Cameron, Scott L.  Foreword by C. Patrick Labadie.
9 Cameron, Scott L. Foreword by C. Patrick Labadie. THE FRANCES SMITH: PALACE STEAMER OF THE UPPER GREAT LAKES, 1867-96.
Natural Heritage, Toronto, 2005. 
265 pp, large 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 1897045042 B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. Contents: Steamboats on the Upper Lakes; Captain W.H. Smith Arrives on Georgian Bay; Economic Prospects Around Georgian Bay, 1865; The Construction of the 'Frances Smith'; Aground in Georgian Bay; The Red River Affair; Aboard a Palace Steamer in the 1870s-80s; The Great Storm of '75; Serious Challenges; Delivering the Royal Mail; Troubles on the Lakes; Confrontation with United States Customs; C h a n g i ng Fortunes; Brutal Outrage on the 'Baltic'; Farewell to the 'Baltic'; Appendices; Notes; Resources; Index; About the Author. Inside - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE ST. LAWRENCE SEAWAY UNDER CONSTRUCTION., Chevrier, Lionel, foreword.
10 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
 
 
INTERPLANETARY FLIGHT: AN INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONAUTICS., Clarke, Arthur C.
11 Clarke, Arthur C. INTERPLANETARY FLIGHT: AN INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONAUTICS.
London Temple Press 1952 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
164 pp, 7 1/2" H. Reprint. Technical Trends Series. 15 b&w plates (collated), plus additional tables & figures in the text. Contents: Preface; Historical Survey; The Earth's Gravitational Field; The Rocket; The Problem of Escape by Rocket; The Earth-Moon Journey; Interplanetary Flight; The Atomic Rocket; Spaceships and Space Stations; Subsidiary Problems; Opening Frontiers; Mathematical Appendix; Bibliography; Index. Very minor edge wear, previous owner's name in ink on front free endpaper. Dust jacket has minor edge wear; very light edge wrinkling; fading to yellow color on spine/hinge areas, flap-folds and top edge of flaps; one or two very tiny edge tears/chips. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
QUADRANTUS REX., Coulehan, Norbert.
12 Coulehan, Norbert. QUADRANTUS REX.
Macmillan, London, 1959, first edition. 
298 pp, small 8vo (7 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "In the second year B.C. the Emperor Augustus decided to call a conference for world peace, 'Pax Mundana', and despatched a young sea tribune, Titus to collect and escort to Rome the three gr eat Kings from Africa, Asia and the Baltic. This, in the first place, is the story of how Titus carried out his unusual assignment, the hazards and dangers of his voyages and his difficulties, both practical and diplomatic, with his noble c h a r g e s . But no less important than the sea tribune is Quadrantus, the Master of the squaresailer in which he travelled. It is soon apparent that this is no ordinary ship and Quadrantus is no ordinary master: a giant of a man, he runs his du mb c re w wi th u n canny precision and his navigation and seamanship verge on the miraculous. After the fruitless conference, Titus and Quadrantus escort the three Kings on what seems a hopeless mission to King Herod. Guided by a strange st a r, the Ki ngs a re lan ded n ear Philippi, and the half-whispered stories of the phenomena which heralded the Birth of Christ and the legend of a fourth King who set off for Bethlehem with his fellows yet failed to arrive, are given an unexpect ed tw ist when see n t hro ugh the mir ror of Norbert Coulehan's narrative." Tiny foxing specks on the top and fore-edge of the textblock, light to moderate edge wear, small bump at top of spine, light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket i s p rice cli pped, has ligh t to mod erat e ed ge wear/wrinkling, very small chips and tears at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing, light browning on flap-folds. Very Good-/Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
FOURTH ENTRANCE TO HURONIA:  THE HISTORY OF OWEN SOUND., Croft, Melba Morris.
13 Croft, Melba Morris. FOURTH ENTRANCE TO HURONIA: THE HISTORY OF OWEN SOUND.
Owen Sound, Ontario Self-published 1980 0969031521 / 9780969031529 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good- Signed by Author
352 pp, 11 1/4" H. Dark blue boards with silver lettering on spine, silver lettering/crest on front board - no dust jacket (as issued). Signed by author on page 352. Pictorial endpapers, b&w photographs, reproductions, maps. Contents: Tread of the Moccasin; The Transition; The chronological history of Owen Sound; Artist Authors, Photographers, Potters; Boat Listings (By the Year); The Political Scene; Ministers & Priests; Bibliography; Glimpse Into the Future (Pictures); General Index. Tiny stain at top edge of front endpapers, slight bump at top corner of boards, bump to bottom corner of both boards and at top/bottom of spine, a few tiny minor scuffs on rear board. 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
STEAM NAVIGATION AND ITS RELATION TO THE COMMERCE OF CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES., Croil, James.
14 Croil, James. STEAM NAVIGATION AND ITS RELATION TO THE COMMERCE OF CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES.
Toronto Coles 1973 Facsimile Edition. Hard Cover Fine Very Good 
381 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 photographs, drawings, reproductions, maps. A facsimile of the edition published by William Briggs, Toronto, 1898. "(This) is an exciting study of the development of steam navigation in Canada. In tracing the transition from sailing ships to the paddle-steamer, and from the paddle-steamer to the revolutionary screw-propeller, the author writes with the kind of imaginative insight that brings back to life a past age of challenge. One of the delightful features of this book is the vivid study of shipping on the Great Lakes. Croil's account of the lake ships catches the imagination with its comprehensive study of past glories: LaSalle's schooner of ten tons, whose journey was halted by the Niagara Falls; the first lake steamer, the 'Frontenac' (1816), said to be the best example of naval architecture in North America; the 'Queen Charlotte' (1818), which carried passengers from Prescott to the stage-coach station at the head of the Bay of Quinte; the 'Gore', built at Niagara in 1838, which was one of the earliest passenger steamers on Georgian Bay; and the 'Bruce Mines', which carried copper ore on Lake Huron. The reader will be equally delighted by the large number of illustrations Croil provides. (They) present a glorious pictorial record of early shipping, showing the curious Miller Twin-Boat of 1788, C.P.R.'s astonishingly modern 'Empress' line of 1891, the Ottawa river steamer, the 'Sovereign', and the 'Passport', a mail paddle-steamer which sailed from Lake Ontario to Montreal." Dust jacket has minor edge rubbing, very tiny tear at bottom of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
15 Croil, James. STEAM NAVIGATION AND ITS RELATION TO THE COMMERCE OF CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES.
Toronto Coles 1973 Facsimile Edition. Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
381 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 photographs, drawings, reproductions, maps. A facsimile of the edition published by William Briggs, Toronto, 1898. "(This) is an exciting study of the development of steam navigation in Canada. In tracing the transition from sailing ships to the paddle-steamer, and from the paddle-steamer to the revolutionary screw-propeller, the author writes with the kind of imaginative insight that brings back to life a past age of challenge. One of the delightful features of this book is the vivid study of shipping on the Great Lakes. Croil's account of the lake ships catches the imagination with its comprehensive study of past glories: LaSalle's schooner of ten tons, whose journey was halted by the Niagara Falls; the first lake steamer, the 'Frontenac' (1816), said to be the best example of naval architecture in North America; the 'Queen Charlotte' (1818), which carried passengers from Prescott to the stage-coach station at the head of the Bay of Quinte; the 'Gore', built at Niagara in 1838, which was one of the earliest passenger steamers on Georgian Bay; and the 'Bruce Mines', which carried copper ore on Lake Huron. The reader will be equally delighted by the large number of illustrations Croil provides. (They) present a glorious pictorial record of early shipping, showing the curious Miller Twin-Boat of 1788, C.P.R.'s astonishingly modern 'Empress' line of 1891, the Ottawa river steamer, the 'Sovereign', and the 'Passport', a mail paddle-steamer which sailed from Lake Ontario to Montreal." Light wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has light rubbing, one edge tear archivally taped 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
SURVIVE!  MY FIGHT FOR LIFE IN THE HIGH SIERRAS., DeLeo, Peter.
16 DeLeo, Peter. SURVIVE! MY FIGHT FOR LIFE IN THE HIGH SIERRAS.
Simon & Schuster, New York, 2005, first edition. 
241 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0743270061 B&w photographs. "When Peter DeLeo set out one Sunday morning on a sightseeing and photography trip over the central Sierra Nevada mountains in California, he had no idea th at he would soon be fighting for his life with the odds stacked very much against him. DeLeo's single-engine plane encountered turbulence, and he and his two passengers crashed in the mountains. All three survived the accident but sustain e d m u l t i p le injuries. DeLeo had broken ribs, a shattered ankle, and a badly damaged shoulder. After assessing their situation, they decided that the passengers should remain with the plane while DeLeo would hike out to bring back help. It w as al re ad y wi nt er; he left the limited emergency supplies with the plane's passengers; and he was hampered by his injuries, but DeLeo was determined to get help. He found or improvised shelter at night, carefully warmed himself during the day tim e , d ran k f ro m s mal l pools of melted snow and ice, and slowly but steadily made his way toward civilization. Suffering from exhaustion and on the verge of collapse, he found a hot spring that provided him with temporary warmth and ins ects to ea t. Inju ries , d ehyd rati on, malnutrition, and a two-day blizzard slowed him, and a rockslide nearly killed him just as he glimpsed the valley and highway that he so desperately sought, but De Leo's courage saw him through....Peter DeL eo te lls his re marka ble s tory in g rippi ng detail. His amazing saga is destined to become a classic." Bump to top corner of both boards, slight bump at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of flap-folds, minor wrinkl ing at top of spin e. Ve ry Goo d/Ver y Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
WINGS FOR VICTORY:  THE REMARKABLE STORY OF THE BRITISH COMMONWEALTH AIR TRAINING PLAN IN CANADA., Dunmore, Spencer.
17 Dunmore, Spencer. WINGS FOR VICTORY: THE REMARKABLE STORY OF THE BRITISH COMMONWEALTH AIR TRAINING PLAN IN CANADA.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1994 0771029276 / 9780771029271 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
399 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs. "Full of personal anecdotes, (this) is the story of the BCATP (British Commonwealth Air Training Plan) and of the politicians who negotiated it into existence, of the officers and airmen of the RCAF and the RAF, and of the many civilians who made it work day by day. Above all, it is the story of the young men who entered the scheme as clerks and farmers, students and salesmen, and graduated as pilots, navigators, air gunners, air bombers, and flight engineers." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, tiny wrinkle at top of hinges. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, slight fading to spine colour. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
WINGS FOR VICTORY:  THE REMARKABLE STORY OF THE BRITISH COMMONWEALTH AIR TRAINING PLAN IN CANADA., Dunmore, Spencer.
18 Dunmore, Spencer. WINGS FOR VICTORY: THE REMARKABLE STORY OF THE BRITISH COMMONWEALTH AIR TRAINING PLAN IN CANADA.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1994 0771029276 / 9780771029271 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
399 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs. "Full of personal anecdotes, (this) is the story of the BCATP (British Commonwealth Air Training Plan) and of the politicians who negotiated it into existence, of the officers and airmen of the RCAF and the RAF, and of the many civilians who made it work day by day. Above all, it is the story of the young men who entered the scheme as clerks and farmers, students and salesmen, and graduated as pilots, navigators, air gunners, air bombers, and flight engineers." Light cigarette odour, very light browning to edges of textblock. Dust jacket has very minor edge wear/wrinkling - tiny tear and light wear at bottom of rear flap-fold. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
FLYPAST.  NO. 96.  JULY 1989.  (FLY PAST.), Ellis, Ken, ed.  (Andy Saunders, Bryn Elliott, Dave Allport, Arthur Pearcy, Jeremy Collins, Steve Bond, Ken Wixey.)
19 Ellis, Ken, ed. (Andy Saunders, Bryn Elliott, Dave Allport, Arthur Pearcy, Jeremy Collins, Steve Bond, Ken Wixey.) FLYPAST. NO. 96. JULY 1989. (FLY PAST.)
Key, Stamford, Lincs., 1989. 
71 pp, 11 11/16" H, soft cover (magazine format, stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated with b&w and color photographs. Contents: Out in the Wash (simple salvage operation goes dangerously wrong); I'll Fly Behind You (Beaufighter and 'Lofty' Ham er); First Born (Australian prototype de Havilland Heron); Too Close for Comfort (navigation exercise in an Anson); Airpower Unlimited (warbird restoration facility in USA); Interceptor! (BE 2 flying from North Weald); Dakota Close-Out (Ca n a d i a n s b i d farewell to military Dakota); News (Britain's warbird P-38 Lightning....Aces High MiG 21); Type Report (Dakotas with floats and without engines); Preservation News (gate guardians); Collectair (charts, silverware, tin-plate mode ls ); F ot oP os t ( tr ib ute to Beaufighter); RAF in the 1950s; Museums of the World (4 in the UK); Between the Wars Bombers; etc. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, very light wear at top/b ott om of spi ne, ve ry l igh t r ubbing on rear cover, minor browning to edges of textblock. VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
DISCOVERY: THE QUEST FOR THE GREAT SOUTH LAND., Estensen, Miriam.
20 Estensen, Miriam. DISCOVERY: THE QUEST FOR THE GREAT SOUTH LAND.
Conway Maritime Press, London, 1999, first edition. 
286 pp, small 8vo (7 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0851777694 B&w illustrations, colour plates. "Six centuries before the birth of Christ, people began to imagine an immense land at the bottom of the world, a land of marvels, of enormo us wealth and mystery. 'Discovery' is the story of the quest which compelled men in small ships to traverse unknown seas, to endure extraordinary hardships, to slowly unveil the sixth continent. The story begins among Greek philosophers on the s h o res of the Mediterranean. It ends two millenia later in the vast Southern Ocean. Lucidly and concisely, Miriam Estensen tells an absorbing tale of mapmakers and lonely caravels, Spanish hidalgos and Dutch merchants, remote coasts and castawa ys , bu ccaneers and dreamers. At the heart of 'Discovery' is the power of a myth and the adventures and sacrifices of those who pursued it, for this is the story of how an imagined place was made real, how the speculations of visionaries became Te rra I nco gnita and then Australia." Place, date and signature in ink on verso of free front endpaper; small area of waviness at fore-edge of page leaf 35/36; small area of light soiling on fore-edge of text block, light waviness/soft wrinkling in top ma rgin of pages 5 to 8; very light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very small dint on front hinge. Very Good-/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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