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SOFT TOY MAKING., Brinley, Rosemary.
1 Brinley, Rosemary. SOFT TOY MAKING.
Frederick Muller, London, 1953, first edition. 
93 pp, 7 1/4" H, hard cover in dust jacket. B&w drawings, patterns. Instructions for making sewn and knitted soft toys for babies and young children, including balls, rag books, dolls, rattles and animals. Light edge wear to boards, tiny slight b ump at corners, tiny dint at bottom edge of front board. Dust jacket has small chips and tears, moderate to heavy rubbing, old tape repairs, ink check marks on rear panel series listing, is price clipped, has wrinkling.creasing. Very Good - / F a i r 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ROUND THE WORLD., Butler, Frank Hedges.
2 Butler, Frank Hedges. ROUND THE WORLD.
London T. Fisher Unwin 1924 First Edition Hard Cover Good- No Jacket 
269 pp + 2 pp publisher's advertising, 9" H. Red cloth with gilt lettering & decoration on spine and front board. Illustrated with numerous b&w photographs (collated). The author was the founder of the Royal Aero Club (1901) and the first Hon. Treasurer of the Royal Automobile Club (1897) and wrote two previous books - "Fifty Years of Travel by Land, Water and Air" and "Through Lapland with Skis and Reindeer". Chaper headings for "Round the World": The Voyage Out; From America to Hawaii; Pictures of the Pacific Islands; A Visit to Japan; Japanese Entertainment and the Drama; Korea and the Inland Sea; Through China to Hong-Kong; A Taste of the Jungle; Home Matters; From London to Brazil; The Falkland Isles; The Tip of South America; The Lands of the Incas; The Panama Canal; Cuba: How Tobacco is Grown; The National Game of Pelota; Florida Modernized; The Paradise of Fishermen; In the Track of the Ancient Voyagers; How We Lost Java; The Industries and Resources of Java; Travelling in Java; A Palace Ceremony; The Borobudur Temple; Java: Town and Country; The Island of Bali; The Ritual of Cremation; From Bali to Australia and New Zealand through Torres Straits and the Great Barrier Reef; Maori Land; The South Sea Islands; Back to Civilization; Appendices: Suggestions for an EmpireTourist Bureau; By Air to Lausanne; Index. Very light browning on free endpapers, previous owner's name in ink and faint erased pencil writing marks on front free endpaper, small edge tear on page leaf 259/260 - archivally taped, light browning to edges of text block, very light soiling on top of text block, light edge wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine with two tiny tears at top, one small corner bump, scattered small water stains and a few light stains on front board with some color loss - plus a tiny water stain on rear board. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
3 Hunter, Douglas. (Tim Horton.) OPEN ICE: THE TIM HORTON STORY.
Toronto Viking, (Toronto, 1994), Ist edition. 1994 0670854050 / 9780670854059 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
456 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "From his Nickel Belt adolescence, mixing it up on the ice with all the other young hopefuls, to the pinnacle of his career with the Maple Leafs, to the final game of a self-proclaimed 'tired old man', Then there was Tim Horton the business man, hustling for an off-season living like the rest of his fellow Maple Leafs in the days when salaries rarely broke $20,000. (He) eventually found donuts (but) when faced with the choice of building a business empire or playing the game, he chose the game every time, in a professional career that spanned an incredible twenty-five seasons - and ended only on the night of his death." Dust jacket has very minor wrinkling at top of hinges. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
4 Jacobs, Warren, produced by. (Don Braithwaite, Don Hadden, John Warham.) NEW ZEALAND BIRDS.
Kowhai, Auckland, 1983. 
111 pp, 4to (11 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. 125 color plates. "Many factors have contributed to the uniqueness of New Zealand's bird life and in common with the landscape there is a rich diversity and beauty that is close to the heart of nature lovers...Collected within (this book) is some of the best work of New Zealand's leading bird photographers together with an informative text contributed by three authoritative writers. This is New Zealand's heritage of birds revealed more clearly than before." Slight small bump to top of textblock, small piece of old tape residue at top of front free endpaper, tiny stain in front pastedown, moderate rubbing to top/bottom edges of boards. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very small tear at top of front flap-fold, light rubbing/faint line indentations on surfaces. VG-/VG- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
ROBERTS' BIRDS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA., Maclean, Gordon Lindsay.  Illustrated by Kenneth Newman and Geoff Lockwood.
5 Maclean, Gordon Lindsay. Illustrated by Kenneth Newman and Geoff Lockwood. ROBERTS' BIRDS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA.
John Voelcker Bird Book Fund, Cape Town, 1985, 5th edition, second printing. 
848 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0620076814 "This completely rewritten 5th edition brings the text fully up to date to the end of April 1984. Illustrating 891 species of birds in full colour, it incorporates a vast amount o f new information as well as a number of special new features: two colour plates of species new to the southern Africa list; many completely new plates by Geoff Lockwood and Kenneth Newman, painted especially for this edition; extended and updat e d t ext sections on identification; several dichotomous keys and other aids to bird identification for beginners; new enlarged distribution maps in colour, showing at a glance whether a bird is resident (green), breeding migrant (blue) or nonbree di ng mi grant (yellow); sonagrams of most vocalizations to aid interpretation of birdcalls, all fully explained in the Introduction; revised and corrected bird names in English, Afrikaans and eight African languages; rainfall and vegetation maps i n c olo u r; abbreviated text references to important works published on particular species or families of birds." Small bump at bottom of spine and at top edg of front board, minor soiling on edges of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkl ing with a fe w tiny tears, light rubbing and scattered light line indentations, large crease on rear flap. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
6 Martin, Lawrence. MARIO.
Toronto Lester Publishing 1993 1895555450 / 9781895555455 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
275 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "He journeyed from the west-end of Montreal to the Igloo in Pittsburgh. He carried the Penguins from the NHL basement to the Stanley Cup. He has struggled with severe, chronic back problems and fought back in his battle with cancer. He's the pre-eminent force in hockey today (1993). Now, in the first full-scale biography of Mario Lemieux, Lawrence Martin takes the reader behind the mystique, examining the human and the superhuman sides of an athlete who dominates the game, as a coach once said, like a man playing pond hockey with kids." Very light wrinkling at top of rear hinge and at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of rear hinge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
7 Owen, Russell. THE ANTARCTIC OCEAN.
London Whittlesey House / McGraw-Hill 1941 Second Printing Hard Cover Good Fair Stephen J. Voorhies, maps. 
254 pp, 9 1/4" H. Map endpapers. B&w photographs, maps. "The search for a land greater than the United States and Mexico began centuries ago, but it was not until a little more than a hundred years ago that an American sealer, Nat Palmer, first glimpsed its mainland. After the fanatic fumblings of explorers like Quiros, the discoverer-priest, hard-headed men pushed farther and farther south to learn what lay in the land of mist and snow. Captain Cook sailed around the land without seeing it; Lieut. Charles Wilkes, an American, sailed along its coast for 1,500 miles. Capt. James Clark Ross, the famous Englishman, broke into the silent sea which bears his name and for the first time brought back some knowledge of this great continent, with its high barriers of ice, its lofty mountain ranges and a live volcano, its tremendous beauty. Since then men have been to the South Pole on foot and in airplanes, have lived on ships fast in the ice and on the ice itself. Here are found the names of Scott and Shackleton, of Charcot and Amundsen, of Byrd and Ellsworth. (This) is the story of the almost incredible hardships men overcame because they were driven to rip the veil from one of the most majestic and fabulous regions of the earth." Pencil erasure mark at top of free front endpaper, previous owner's bookplate on verso of free front endpaper, very soft crease down preliminary pages, previous owner's stamp at bottom of page 100 and on one rear page, erased pencilled number on free rear endpaper, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light edge wear. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear/creasing, old tape at top/bottom inside edge, light to moderate rubbing/soiling, afew very small chips and tears, light browning, date stamp on inside of rear flap. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE COMPLETE IDIOT'S GUIDE TO THE ARCTIC AND ANTARCTIC., Williams, Jack.
8 Williams, Jack. THE COMPLETE IDIOT'S GUIDE TO THE ARCTIC AND ANTARCTIC.
Alpha, Indianapolis, IN, 2003, first printing. 
326 pp, large 8vo (9 1/16" H), soft cover. ISBN 1592570739 B&w and color photographs, b&w drawings/diagrams/maps. "Key information on the plant and animal life that inhabit the polar landscape; Fascinating history of the exploration of these remo te and forbidding areas; Cold, hard facts on environmental hazards such as global warming and oil drilling; How human populations such as the Inuit people have survived near the North Pole for thousands of years---" Interior - clean and tight w i t h no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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