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L'EPOPEE DU JAZZ.  1. DU BLUES AU BOP.  2. AU-DELA DU BOP.  2 VOLUME SET., Bergerot, Franck et Merlin, Arnaud.
1 Bergerot, Franck et Merlin, Arnaud. L'EPOPEE DU JAZZ. 1. DU BLUES AU BOP. 2. AU-DELA DU BOP. 2 VOLUME SET.
Decouvertes Gallimard Soft Cover Very Good 
160 pp, 160 pp, 7" H - 2 volume set. Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, reproductions. 1. Du blues au bop - 1997 printing, ISBN 2070531422 - "Prives de leur culture les esclaves noirs americains s'approprient celle de leurs maitres: du cantique au negro spiritual, de la ballade au blues, de la fanfare au jazz-band, ils inventent une nouvelle musique. Parti de La Nouvelle-Orleans, le jazz conquiert l'Amerique. Bientot, la folie du swing fait danser le monde entier. Pourtant, derriere les apparences du divertissement grandit un art majeur. Et le jazz, devenu la plus savante des musiques populaires, s'invente une avant-garde: le be-bop." 2. Au-dela du bop - 1995 printing, ISBN 2070531430 - "Avec le be-bop, le jazz est entre dans l'ere moderne. Du cool au West Coast, du hard bop au jazz modal, musiciens noirs et blancs prolongent l'heritage de Charlie Parker. Le free jazz balaie bientot tout sur son passage. Mais, a la suite de John Coltrane et Bill Evans, d'autres horizons s'ouvrent aux jazzmen du mond entier. Le jazz rock, ne des enfants de Miles Davis, engendre un certain besoin d'espace. Franck Bergerot et Arnaud Merlin terminent cette epopee sur un constat: aujourd'hui, le jazz vole en eclats, s'abreuvant a de multiples sources sans renier ses origines." Interiors - previous owner's chop mark (stamp) on first page of both vols. otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - very light edge wear, very slight lean to spines, small area of delamination at top corner of rear cover of vol. 1. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE SAVAGES ON GALE ISLAND., Brereton, D. Katherine.
2 Brereton, D. Katherine. THE SAVAGES ON GALE ISLAND.
Spring Books, London, n.d. 
204 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Pictorial endpapers, colour frontispiece, b&w illustrations. One of 'The Halcyon Library' series. "The 'Savages on Gale Island' are the Rocksavage twins, Thom and Grizelda, who are to spend a few weeks on this remote island to recover from an attack of measles. The children are delighted with the island itself, but become even more excited - and somewhat bewildered - when they find themselves involved with gypsies, professor s , m y s t e r ious strangers and all kinds of puzzling goings-on, in a race for an unknown goal. Their natural curiosity and great common sense lead the two children to discover a strange secret passage running beneath their castle home; a myste ri ou s l ik en es s be tween someone long gone from Gale Island and someone recently installed there; and many other seemingly unconnected mysteries....Perhaps the strangest feature is the series of metal discs which Grizelda finds as the hunt pro gre sse s and wh ich sh e lea rns to interpret as a progress report of her rivals!" Minor browning to pages, slight fading to spine color and at edges of boards, darkening and tiny stain on top of textblock. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear, l ight edg e wrin klin g, a few s mall chips and tiny tears, light soiling, two light creases on spine, a few tiny dints andn tiny scuff on front panel, light browning on inside. Very Good-/Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CHEADLE'S JOURNAL OF TRIP ACROSS CANADA, 1862-1863., Cheadle, Walter B.  Introduction and notes by A.G. Doughty and Gustave Lanctot.  Introduction to new edition by Lewis H. Thomas.
3 Cheadle, Walter B. Introduction and notes by A.G. Doughty and Gustave Lanctot. Introduction to new edition by Lewis H. Thomas. CHEADLE'S JOURNAL OF TRIP ACROSS CANADA, 1862-1863.
Edmonton M.G. Hurtig 1971 0888300352 / 9780888300355 First Thus Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
311 pp, 7 5/8" H. B&w illustrations, fold-out map at rear."The incredible journey of William Fitzwilliam, Viscount Milton, and his long-suffering companion, Dr. Walter Butler Cheadle, over the uncharted Yellowhead route in 1862-63 was a highly improbable, miraculously successful expedition, well-seasoned with comic relief though it very nearly ended several times in tragedy. Dr. Cheadle's 'Journal' first appeared in 1931, sixty-six years after publication of 'The North-West Passage by Land', a bestselling account of the expedition supposedly co-authored by the young Lord Milton and his companion. Besides confirming suspicions that the first book was in fact Cheadle's, the 'Journal' is more candid about the two adventurer's motives ('we were a mere party of pleasure'), and a much more precise record of life and travel in the Northwest during the latter days of the fur trade era. Cheadle acknowledges the heavy debt owed by all of the early explorers to the plains Indians, who passed on to the first white men their sophistication in the ways of the wilderness. He also records the gradual demoralization of the native people under the impact of European culture. His own Assiniboine guide was an invaluable support to Cheadle, who had to cope not only with Lord Milton's constant petulance and frequent illness, but with the most obnoxious hitchhiker ever to cross the Rockies." On or two small faint areas of browning on edges of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear and tiny tears/creases - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds (archivally taped), slight fading to spine color, faint small writing impressions on front panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
4 Chryssides, George. THE ELEMENTS OF UNITARIANISM.
Element, Boston, Massachusetts, (1998). 
134 pp, small 8vo (7 13/16" H), soft cover. ISBN 1862042470 "The Protestant Reformation in the sixteenth century opened a wide-ranging debate on the nature of authority within the Christian Church, giving birth to a vigorous radical dissent moveme nt and the emergence of Unitarianism in the United States and Europe. Based on the belief that the only true source of authority is human reason itself, this is a religous community where doubts are encouraged and tenets are refreshingly free fro m dogma. The guiding principles are simply freedom, reason and tolerance, and the right to question religious doctrine is a valued part of Unitarian practice. (This book) explains: what Unitarians believe; how Unitarianism differs from mainstream C h ristiandenom in at ions; the role of Unitarians in international religious dialogue; what Unitarianism can offer us today." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - remainder marks on top/bottom of textblock, li ght e dge wear, spine slightly twisted, slight browning to edges of text block, small light mark on front cover, tiny faint scuff on rear cover. Very Good- 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
5 Coetzer, Owen. THE ANGLO-BOER WAR: THE ROAD TO INFAMY, 1899-1900. COLENSO, SPIOENKOP, VAALKRANTZ, PIETERS, BULLER AND WARREN.
London Arms and Armour 1996 1854093665 / 9781854093660 First British Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good- 
294 pp, 8vo (9" H). B&w photographs, maps. "On the 'Road to Infamy' could be found the very best of British colonial military and administrative talents - 'Bobs' Roberts - a hero of the Indian campaigns, Sir George White, the 'Blimp ' - like Redvers Henry Buller - a popular and highly regarded officer, Sir Charles Warren - one time Chief Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, and others. It was not a road they enjoyed taking. The Natal campaign of the Second Boer War, and the names of Spioenkop, Colenso, Vaalkrantz and Ladysmith, would blight the reputations of these men and lead to their appearance at a Royal Commission of Enquiry in London in 1902/3 where they were asked why an apparently one-sided conflict could have cost so much in terms of men, money and material. This fresh investigative study of this enthralling passage of history sheds new light on the controversial strategies, directives, opinions and reports which permeated every element of the campaign and, as such, adds significantly to literature on the subject." A few pages with soft crease at top corner, slight cigarette odor, slight bump and wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, two corner with very small bump, small heavy bump at bottom corner of front board, light edge wear - mainly on bottom edge. Dust jacket light wrinkling/creasing - mainly at top edge, light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CALIFORNIA IN 1792:  A SPANISH NAVAL VISIT., Cutter, Donald C.  (Dionisio Alcala Galiano, Cayetano Valdes, Jose Cardero.)
6 Cutter, Donald C. (Dionisio Alcala Galiano, Cayetano Valdes, Jose Cardero.) CALIFORNIA IN 1792: A SPANISH NAVAL VISIT.
Norman University of Oklahoma Press 1990 0806127317 / 9780806127316 Soft Cover Fine 
176 pp, 8 3/6" H. B&w reproductions, maps. "In the summer of 1792, two Spanish schooners, the 'Sutil' and the 'Mexicana', were ordered to inspect the Pacific Coast from Vancouver Island to Monterey. The schooners were commanded by two youthful naval officers, Dionisio Alcala Galiano and Cayetano Valdes. Assisted by their scribe and artist, Jose Cadero, they recorded their efforts to find the so-called Strait of Anian, a Spanish Northwest Passage. The full account, here translated into English, reveals much new information on the indigenous peoples of California, Spanish-Indian relations, and the successes and failures of the Franciscan missionaries. Also included is a vocabulary and catechism of the Carmel Mission Indians missing in earlier editions. In introductory chapters and notes, Donald C. Cutter supplements the authors' observations with a brief history of California and biographical information on the authors, other naval officers, and the soldiers and friars." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
SIR JOHN FRANKLIN'S JOURNALS AND CORRESPONDENCE: THE FIRST ARCTIC LAND EXPEDITION, 1819-1822., Davis, Richard C., editor.  (Sir John Franklin.)
7 Davis, Richard C., editor. (Sir John Franklin.) SIR JOHN FRANKLIN'S JOURNALS AND CORRESPONDENCE: THE FIRST ARCTIC LAND EXPEDITION, 1819-1822.
Toronto Champlain Society 1995 0969342543 / 9780969342540 Limited Edition Hard Cover Near Fine 
cix, 463 pp, (xxiii), large 8vo (9 1/2" H), red cloth with gold lettering/banding/emblem on spine (no dust jacket - as issued). Top edge gilt. Limited edition of 1250 copies, this copy unnumbered. B&w illustrations, 3 maps (2 double-page). "This volume contains nearly complete transcriptions of the extant journals kept by John Franklin during his expedition to the unknown northern coast of the North American continent in the years 1819 to 1822. Only a few abstracts and tables of observations from the extant journal books have been excluded, and they, for the most part, are available in the appendices to Franklin's published 'Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea in the Years 1819, 20, 21, and 22'. The present volume also includes transcriptions of a selection of correspondence written during the preparation for and execution of Franklin's first expedition. While most of the letters included here were written by Franklin, some were written by other correspondents to Franklin. A few highly selective pieces were neither written nor recieved by Franklin, but bear special relevance to letters that Franklin wrote. The Introduction provides short biographies of some of the men involved, and then establishes an historical context in which to situate the 1819-22 expedition. The sources of the various documents are next identified, followed by an attempt to understand what brought about the deaths of 11 out of 20 men under Franklin's leadership." Some minor wrinkling to fore-edge of some pages. 
Price: 80.00 USD
 
 
8 Edmond, Lauris. HOT OCTOBER: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL STORY.
Allen & Unwin/Port Nicholson Press, (Wellington, 1989). 
239 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H), soft cover. B&w photographs. The first volume of New Zealand poet Lauris Scott's autobiography. "The story begins in a Hawkes Bay childhood. Social Credit was the family creed; dramatic productions the order of the day. Leaving this close family group, the student Lauris wrote intimate letters home: friends, books, betrayals, ideals, all life's vicissitudes appear on the page with a sparkle that confirms a writer's hand. Detailed, direct and charming, this is the story of a young girl's passage into womanhood..." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear and rubbing, book slightly cocked, very faint creases on spine. VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
SCYLLA AND CHARYBDIS.  MONSTER OF MYTHOLOGY SERIES., Evslin, Bernard.
9 Evslin, Bernard. SCYLLA AND CHARYBDIS. MONSTER OF MYTHOLOGY SERIES.
Chelsea House, New York, 1989, first edition. 
100 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 155546257X Color illustrations. "....tells the story of Scylla and Charybdis - two maidens turned monster - and the deadly peril found in the watery grave between them. Scylla begins as a beautiful but lonely orphan raised by wolves. Nisus, the rightful but unlucky king of Egypt, falls in love and weds her - not realizing that it might be impossible to tame the wild ways of the wolf-girl. Betrayal leads to Scylla's transformat ion into a sea monster that is half Nereid and half wolf pack. One half lures; the other devours. Charybdis becomes accursed through her own caprice. Having spent her youth as a spoiled princess, she is transformed into a monster as gre e d y f o r s e awater as she had been for the objects of her desire. Twice a day she drinks the tide, and any ships sailing in it. Twice a day she spits it out again, corpses and all. This is the exciting saga of Scylla and Charybdis and the m ay he m c au se d w he n they are brought together in a swirling, narrow passage through which many ships and men must pass. It tells of those who meet their death there and of the perils encountered by the hero Ulysses in that deadly strait." Dus t j ack et h as min or w rin kl ing at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. F/VG+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
10 Feldt, Eric A. Foreword by General Douglas A. MacArthur. THE COAST WATCHERS.
Garden City, New York Nelson Doubleday 1979 Book Club Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Greg Beecham drawings. Maps by Alan McKnight. 
240 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w drawings, maps. "They watched and waited in nervewracking silence attack-ing only when stung. From treetops, from hostile beaches, from jungle camps, they saw it all and radioed what they saw - their network covering more than a half million square miles of island and ocean in the Japanese-held South Pacific. Hunted by enemy patrols, hounded by disease, starvation and sweltering heat, they risked torture and death from the heart of a Japanese-occupied tropical hell. Here are stories of incredible daring and brilliant leadership - of a hand-picked and highly unorthodox band of heroes who preferred the teeming jungle to the crowded regimentation of camp and office - told with gripping immediacy by the officer who led them. Follow the exploits of men like C.L. Page, the Australian planter whose reporting of the Japanese landing of Rabaul saved Allied lives, yet sealed his own fate - Lieutanant D.C. Horton, who hid 2,000 feet up on the mountainside overlooking the Japanese airfield at Munda and reported every aircraft that landed or took off - Blue Harris, a leader whose cool resourcefulness and legendary escapes were known throughout the islands." A few very faint tiny foxing marks on top of text block, light wrinkling and wear at bottom edge of spine, remainder spray on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, one tiny tear with old tape - two others archivally taped, very light browning to spine, light soiling and rubbing marks - mainly on rear panel, light remainder spray at bottom edge of flaps. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
11 Finnie, Richard. Introduction by Diamond Jenness. LURE OF THE NORTH.
Philadelphia David McKay 1940 Hard Cover Good- 
227 pp, 10" H. Blue cloth with silver lettering/decoration on spine/front board. Map endpapers, b&w photographs. Contents: Introduction; Preface; Lure of the North; Herschel Island; Eastward with the 'Baychimo'; To Coronation Gulf; Ships That Pass in the Polar Night; Over the North Magnetic Pole; White Man's Igloo; Shipwreck in the Frozen North; Arctic Adventuress; Freeze-Up; Sled Trip; Krusenstern Chronicle; Black Magic in the White North; Arctic Christmas; Lost; Sun-Up; Social Service; Eggs and Airplanes; Among the Igloo Dwellers; Break-Up; Whither Our Eskimos?; Index. Wear and very small bump at bottom corners - light edge wear elsewhere, light fading to edges of boards and on spine, some fading to color on top of text block, light browning and light soiling on fore-edge and bottom of text block, very small area of color loss on rear board, 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL HISTORY OF BRITAIN.  VOLUME 1. EARLY BRITAIN.  (FIRST PUBLISHED AS THE CAMBRIDGE GUIDE TO THE ARTS IN BRITAIN: PREHISTORIC, ROMAN, AND EARLY MEDIEVAL.), Ford, Boris, ed.  Jacquetta Hawkes, Peter Salway, Barry Cunliffe, Sheppard Frere, Janet Huskinson, Roger Ling, Richard Bailey, Mildred Budny, Michael Alexander, Martin Biddle, Isabel Henderson, Richard Gem, Christopher Page, R. Allen Brown, Cherry Lavell
12 Ford, Boris, ed. Jacquetta Hawkes, Peter Salway, Barry Cunliffe, Sheppard Frere, Janet Huskinson, Roger Ling, Richard Bailey, Mildred Budny, Michael Alexander, Martin Biddle, Isabel Henderson, Richard Gem, Christopher Page, R. Allen Brown, Cherry Lavell THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL HISTORY OF BRITAIN. VOLUME 1. EARLY BRITAIN. (FIRST PUBLISHED AS THE CAMBRIDGE GUIDE TO THE ARTS IN BRITAIN: PREHISTORIC, ROMAN, AND EARLY MEDIEVAL.)
Cambridge Cambridge University Press for The Folio Society 1995 Hard Cover Very Good+ No Jacket - (as issued) 
289 pp, 10" H. Bound in full dark blue cloth with title and shield in gold on spine. B&w illustrations and colour plates. Contents: General Introduction / Prehistoric Britain: Stone Age to Iron Age / Roman Britain: The Cultural and Social Setting; Studies in the Individual Arts (Architecture; Verulamium: Social and Artistic Development; The Visual Arts and Crafts; Lullingstone Villa) / Early Medieval Britain: The Cultural and Social Setting; Studies in the Individual Arts (The Visual Arts and Crafts; Old English Literature; Winchester: The Rise of an Early Capital; The Arts of Late Celtic Britain (AD 600-900); Architecture; Music; The White Tower of London) / Appendix: Further Reading / Sources of Illustrations / Index. Minor rubbing on boards. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
DEAD SILENCE:  THE GREATEST MYSTERY IN ARCTIC DISCOVERY., Geiger, John and Beattie, Owen.
13 Geiger, John and Beattie, Owen. DEAD SILENCE: THE GREATEST MYSTERY IN ARCTIC DISCOVERY.
Toronto Viking 1993 0670843180 / 9780670843183 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
219 pp, 9 1/2" H. Color photographs, b&w drawings, reproductions. "In 1719 the Englishman James Knight, then in his seventies and vastly experienced in Arctic travel, set out with two ships and forty men to find the northwest passage. His ships entered Hudson Bay and were not seen again until almost three centuries later when Owen Beattie and John Geiger discovered them submerged and well-preserved near the remote Marble Island, known to the Inuit as 'Dead Man's Island'. (This) is an archaeological detective story (as the authors use) every available technique - historical clues, archaeological excavations, forensic analysis of human remains, the discovery of the missing ships - to cast new light on the Arctic's greatest mystery." Very minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
14 Godwin, George. VANCOUVER: A LIFE, 1757-1798.
London Philip Allan 1930 First Edition Hard Cover Good 
308 pp, 9 1/8" H. Pale lilac/gray cloth with dark blue lettering/banding on spine. B&w reproductions, charts - all present, including large folded map in pocket at rear. Contents: Preface; Early Days; With Cook to Hawaii; With Rodney and Gardner; The Nootka Affair; Start of the Great Voyages; Otahiti; The Fabled Coast; Quadra and Vancouver; The Spanish Settlements; The Lawgiver; Northward Again; The Southern Track; King George Men; Alaska; Homeward Bound; Work and Worry; The Last Year; Appendix; Bibliography; Index. Tiny scuffs to fore-edge of pages 277 to 298, rear map has one tiny tear archivally taped and one or two wrinkles, very light browning to edges of text block, a few tiny foxing marks and faint small stains on boards, light fading to spine color. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
DREAMCATCHERS: MYTHS AND HISTORY.  (DREAM CATCHERS), Gottlieb, Julie V., Researcher
15 Gottlieb, Julie V., Researcher DREAMCATCHERS: MYTHS AND HISTORY. (DREAM CATCHERS)
Etobicoke Prospero 1999 1552678458 / 9781552678459 Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
128 pp, 10 1/4" H. Colour and b&w photographs, drawings. "In Ojibway tradition, mothers and grandmothers netted tiny circular cobweb-like charms from willow and sinew. These delicate charms were not meant to last but were intended to protect newborn children from 'everything evil, just as a spider's web catches and holds everything that comes in contact with it'. The beauty of dreamcatchers is reflected in their symmetry and natural accents. For generations, they have been crafted by making a hoop out of fresh wood, and then weaving a web inside the circle of deer sinew or colored thread. The unbroken strand of web/sinew is symbolic of eternity. Good dreams are also helped into the sleeper's dream world by feathers and colored beads that are attached at the bottom of the web. Careful attention is paid to leaving a hole in the middle of the web; if this is neglected, healthy dreams cannot find their way through to the dreamer." Contents: The Ojibway People; The Legend of the Dreamcatcher; Dreamcatchers and Children; The Dream Quest; Contemporary Issues - The Spiritual Legacy of Dreamcatchers; How to Make a Dreamcatcher; Notes and Bibliography; Index. Tiny dint on top edge of rear board. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, one very small edge tear archivally taped, a few tiny dints on hinges. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
DREAMCATCHERS: MYTHS AND HISTORY.  (DREAM CATCHERS), Gottlieb, Julie V., Researcher
16 Gottlieb, Julie V., Researcher DREAMCATCHERS: MYTHS AND HISTORY. (DREAM CATCHERS)
Etobicoke Prospero 1999 1552678458 / 9781552678459 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
128 pp, 10 1/4" H. Colour and b&w photographs, drawings. "In Ojibway tradition, mothers and grandmothers netted tiny circular cobweb-like charms from willow and sinew. These delicate charms were not meant to last but were intended to protect newborn children from 'everything evil, just as a spider's web catches and holds everything that comes in contact with it'. The beauty of dreamcatchers is reflected in their symmetry and natural accents. For generations, they have been crafted by making a hoop out of fresh wood, and then weaving a web inside the circle of deer sinew or colored thread. The unbroken strand of web/sinew is symbolic of eternity. Good dreams are also helped into the sleeper's dream world by feathers and colored beads that are attached at the bottom of the web. Careful attention is paid to leaving a hole in the middle of the web; if this is neglected, healthy dreams cannot find their way through to the dreamer." Contents: The Ojibway People; The Legend of the Dreamcatcher; Dreamcatchers and Children; The Dream Quest; Contemporary Issues - The Spiritual Legacy of Dreamcatchers; How to Make a Dreamcatcher; Notes and Bibliography; Index. Tiny bump at top corner of front board. Dust jacket has tiny bump at top of front flap-fold, one tiny edge tear archivally taped. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
DISTANT DOMINION:  BRITAIN AND THE NORTHWEST COAST OF NORTH AMERICA, 1579-1809., Gough, Barry M.
17 Gough, Barry M. DISTANT DOMINION: BRITAIN AND THE NORTHWEST COAST OF NORTH AMERICA, 1579-1809.
University of British Columbia Press, Vancouver, (1980), Ist edition. 
190 pp, large 8vo, HC in dust jacket. B&w illus, maps. "(T)he first comprehensive survey to examine Britian's motives for expeditions to this most distant frontier of British maritime development. It is also the first to draw the history of the coast into the general realm of Pacific history, relating its development to events in Europe, the American eastern seaboard, Australia, the Falkland Islands, and China. This entertaining book offers fresh insight into an exciting chapter of North American history." Very minor edgewear to boards. Dust jacket has very minor edgewear, spine lightly browned. NF/VG+ 
Price: 18.00 USD
 
 
THE SOMERSET & DORSET THEN AND NOW., Hawkins, Mac.
18 Hawkins, Mac. THE SOMERSET & DORSET THEN AND NOW.
Guild Publishing, London, (1986), book club edition. 
272 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps, color plates. "The (Somerset & Doreset) line was recorded in its heyday by railway photographers of the first order, talents like those of Ivo Peters, Derek Cross and Dick Riley, men who recognized the unique variety of stock and scenery afforded by the line. Their pictures document the impact of the railway upon the landscape and capture the true atmosphere of the era. In this book will be found many previously unpublished examples of their work. Two decades after the closure of the Somerset & Dorset (1966) another photographer returned to the scenes of his predecessors' work and embarked on an unusual mission - to document what remained of this once proud line, and even more ambitiously, to record what can still be seen today from the same vantage points. Working out the precise location from which an earlier photograph was taken, Mac Hawkins has gone to extraordinary lengths to recreate the work of his antecedents...Including over 150 pairs of 'then and now' photographs and many maps, this unique record of the passage of time is considerably more than a volume of railway memorabilia - it is a fine tribute to the art of the earlier photographers and the skill and patience of Mac Hawkins..." Very faint cigarette odor, one small corner bump. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, minor rubbing, minor browning at top of flaps. VG/VG 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
19 James, Thomas. THE DANGEROUS VOYAGE OF CAPTAIN THOMAS JAMES.
(Coles, Toronto, 1973), facsimilie edition. 
142 pp + map, 8vo, HC. A facsimilie of the second edition published in 1740 (first printed 1633). In 1631, Captain James sailed from Bristol to discover the north-west passage. This volume, written at the request of King Charles I, is his account of that expedition. It is a day-to-day record of an incredible journey marked by human suffering and human courage. Ice and fog were constant enemies, until at last the ship was halted in southern James Bay. For eight months, the crew clung to life on Danby's Island, a crude shelter protecting them feebly from the full fury of an arctic winter. Miraculously, working doggedly for two months, the men were able to free and repair their ship, and arrived back in Bristol on October 22, 1632. Dust jacket shows signs of water staining on inside of front panel, outside of front panel scuffed, minor edgewear elsewhere. NF/VG- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
LAKE OF THE OLD UNCLES., Kenney, Gerard.
20 Kenney, Gerard. LAKE OF THE OLD UNCLES.
Dundurn, Toronto, 2008, first edition. 
193 pp, 9" H, soft cover. ISBN 9781550028027 B&w photographs, reproductions. "Recounts a journey that began three-quarters of a century ago in a small village inn nestled in the Laurentian Hills of Quebec. One day, the journey will end at the village cemetery, just one kilometre from the inn. The traveller is the author. The trip is not long, but is rich in rural and natural experiences along the way. Gerard Kenney takes us along the route that led him to build a lone log cabin on the small and inaccessible Lake of the Old Uncles. No roads reach the pond, only a footpath. The hours spent in the quietude of the forest cabin have resulted in the author's personal philosophy, which was inspired by his hero, Henry David Thoreau. (He) shares with his readers the evolution of his philosophy through his personal experiences with the people and the wilderness flora and fauna he has encountered on his life's journey." Inside - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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