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TALES OF GREEN HEDGES., Blyton, Enid.  Illustrated by Joyce Johnson.
1 Blyton, Enid. Illustrated by Joyce Johnson. TALES OF GREEN HEDGES.
World Distributors, Manchester, c1946. 
169 pp, small 8vo (7 5/8" H), hard cover (yellow boards with black lettering/illustration on spine, black illustration on front board) - in dust jacket. Pictoral endpapers, attractively illustrated throughout with b&w drawings by Joyce Johnson. "I n these four-and-twenty charmingly told tales Enid Blyton has journeyed round the year, choosing a flower, an animal, a bird, a fish or a tree, and telling two fascinating stories to illustrate some incidents of nature life characteristic o f e a c h m o nth. Some of the stories are delightful fantasies of fairies, witches, naughty gnomes and pixies, but all contain factual information about interesting and often unnoticed aspects of nature, which will be remembered and treasured by M i ss B ly to n 's e ager young readers." Large gift inscription on half-title page, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small bump to bottom rear corner - slight bump to other corners, very light colored watermark at top edge of free re ar end pa per , f adi ng an d v ery small watermark to top of textblock, very light browning to fore-edge and bottom of textblock, slight darkening to spine and edges of boards. Dust jacket is price clipped, has small to medium tears and chips at top /bot tom of spin e an d f lap -fol ds - some with creases, minor edge wear, very light rubbing and soiling on rear panel, faint writing indentation on front flap. Very Good-/Good 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
2 Brough, James. THE DOG WHO LIVES AT THE WALDORF.
Boston Little Brown 1964 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Vasiliu. 
69 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H). Color endpapers, b&w illustrations. "Sir Galahad of Riversville lives on the thirty-ninth floor of the Waldorf Towers, overlooking Madison Avenue, the pigeons and the Hudson River. He is the bachelor half of a family of two, an arrangement made quite legal by the fact that Sir Galahad is, as his 'Ever Loving' tactfully explains, a member of the 'canis sapiens', in other words, a dog. It is his canine journal of seven days at the Waldorf which makes up this delightful book." Small bump at top of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling at top bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor soiling on rear panel, one tiny closed tear, a few minor rub marks, light browning on spine . 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
UNEXPECTED DRAGON TRILOGY.  1. PIGS DON'T FLY.  2. MASTER OF MANY TREASURES.  3. DRAGONNE'S EG.  THREE VOLUME SET., Brown, Mary.  Cover art by Darrell K. Sweet and Bob Eggleton.
3 Brown, Mary. Cover art by Darrell K. Sweet and Bob Eggleton. UNEXPECTED DRAGON TRILOGY. 1. PIGS DON'T FLY. 2. MASTER OF MANY TREASURES. 3. DRAGONNE'S EG. THREE VOLUME SET.
Baen, (Riverdale, 1994, 1995, 1999), Ist printings. 
370 pp, 373 pp, 339 pp, mass market paperbacks - 3 volumes. Cover art by Darrell K. Sweet (Books 1 & 2) and Bob Eggleton (Book 3). "Left an orphan with a small dowry and a magic ring, all Summer wanted was to find a husband and settle down. But she hadn't reckoned on the raggle-tail assortment of creatures who needed her help...the blaspheming dog, broken-down horse, crippled pigeon, half-dead tortoise and flying pig had ideas of their own, and Summer was to find her journey's end - and love - very different from what she expected..." (Books 1 & 2). "Life was hard for Sophie: tragically orphaned not so long ago, she eked out a living as a teacher in a poor-house school in a Dickensian London slum. Then her life was turned upside down when she was informed that a previously unsuspected uncle, now deceased, had left her a handsome legacy - which she could redeem only after fulfilling a Last Request: to return a dragon's egg to its rightful place in the uncharted wastes of Central Asia..." (Book 3). Interiors - very light browning in books 1 & 2, bookstore stamp in book 3, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors - very light edge wear, edges of textblock of books 1 & 2 lightly browned. VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
HOPE IS THE THING WITH FEATHERS:  A PERSONAL CHRONICLE OF VANISHED BIRDS., Cokinos, Christopher.
4 Cokinos, Christopher. HOPE IS THE THING WITH FEATHERS: A PERSONAL CHRONICLE OF VANISHED BIRDS.
New York Jeremy P. Tarcher / Putnam 2000 1585420069 / 9781585420063 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
359 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "There was a time when massive flocks of Passenger Pigeons blotted out the sun, and bright green Carolina Parakeets were so numerous that they looked, according to an early American pioneer, 'like an atmosphere of gems.' But these birds - as well as the Labrador Duck, the Ivory-billed Woodpecker, the Heath Hen, and the Great Auk - now live only as tantalizing but hazy legends. Driven by a desire to understand how and why this came to be, (the author) embarked on ten years of extraordinary detective work. Traveling from Bird Rock in the Gulf of St. Lawrence to Louisiana's tangled bayous in search of those who stalked these birds and those who tried to save them, he discovered strange stories and glorious quests, tales of scientific heroism and political stupidity, of inconceivable apathy and equally astonishing personal devotion. A compelling blend of science, history, politics, and memoir, (this) is a richly detailed and ultimately uplifting narrative of dedication, discovery, and wonder." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkle at top of rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES BY MEANS OF NATURAL SELECTION., Darwin, Charles.
5 Darwin, Charles. ON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES BY MEANS OF NATURAL SELECTION.
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good 
525 pp + publisher's catalogue , 16mo (6 1/8" H), thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt - in slipcase. Burgundy endpapers, b&w frontispiece. Contents: Historical Sketch; Introduction; Variation under Domestication; Variation under Nature; Struggle for Existence; Natural Selection; Laws of Variation; Difficulties on Theory; Instinct; Hybridism; On the Imperfection of the Geological Record; On the Geological Succession of Organic Beings; Geographical Distribution; Mutual Affinities of Organic Beings : Morphology : Embryology : Rudimentary Organs; Recapitulation and Conclusion; Index. Corner crease on half-ftile page, very light edge wear, light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block. a few small areas of darker colour on front cover. Slipcase has very light edge/corner wear. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
THE SPORTSMAN AND NATURALIST IN CANADA; OR NOTES ON THE NATURAL HISTORY OF THE GAME, GAME BIRDS, AND FISH OF THAT COUNTRY., King, W. Ross, Major.
6 King, W. Ross, Major. THE SPORTSMAN AND NATURALIST IN CANADA; OR NOTES ON THE NATURAL HISTORY OF THE GAME, GAME BIRDS, AND FISH OF THAT COUNTRY.
Toronto Coles 1974 Facsimile Edition. Hard Cover Fine Very Good 
334 pp, 8 5/8" H. Burgundy cloth with gilt lettering/banding on spine and front board - one of the Coles Canadian Collection.B&w drawings. A facsimile of the edition published by Hurst & Blackett, London, 1866. "Step into the boots of a touring English sportsman, travel across the ocean and up the St. Lawrence River. Ramble vast tracts of primaeval forest, game stocked prairies, and broad rivers, hunting, fishing, and sketching all the while. This comprehensive guide to British North America for the hunter and nature-lover of over a century ago takes us on such a tour, describing in exhaustive detail the game, game birds, and fishes of Canada. Full of all sorts of tips on successful hunting and nature watching, the author portrays Canada as a hunter's paradise and a nature-lover's nirvana. His enthusiasm is surpassed only by his wealth of information on every conceivable aspect of Canadian wildlife: each creature's habits and habitats, the hunting season, the various hunting methods, and tips such as warning on when not to approach a moose." Very light wrinkle at top of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, two tiny tears (archivally taped) and wrinkle at top of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
7 King, W. Ross, Major. THE SPORTSMAN AND NATURALIST IN CANADA; OR NOTES ON THE NATURAL HISTORY OF THE GAME, GAME BIRDS, AND FISH OF THAT COUNTRY.
Toronto Coles 1974 Facsimile Edition. Soft Cover Very Good+ 
334 pp, 8 3/8" H. B&w drawings. One of the Coles Canadian Collection - a facsimile of the edition published by Hurst & Blackett, London, 1866. "Step into the boots of a touring English sportsman, travel across the ocean and up the St. Lawrence River. Ramble vast tracts of primaeval forest, game stocked prairies, and broad rivers, hunting, fishing, and sketching all the while. This comprehensive guide to British North America for the hunter and nature-lover of over a century ago takes us on such a tour, describing in exhaustive detail the game, game birds, and fishes of Canada. Full of all sorts of tips on successful hunting and nature watching, the author portrays Canada as a hunter's paradise and a nature-lover's nirvana. His enthusiasm is surpassed only by his wealth of information on every conceivable aspect of Canadian wildlife: each creature's habits and habitats, the hunting season, the various hunting methods, and tips such as warning on when not to approach a moose." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, small tear mark at bottom of spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
AIR TRAILS PICTORIAL.  NOVEMBER, 1949.  VOL. XXXIII, NO. 2., Lewis, Albert L., ed.  (Douglas Rolfe, Alexis Dawydoff, A.R. Boone, Dennis Davis, Roland Mayer, Chester Lanzo, Aubrey Kochman, Frank Zaic.)
8 Lewis, Albert L., ed. (Douglas Rolfe, Alexis Dawydoff, A.R. Boone, Dennis Davis, Roland Mayer, Chester Lanzo, Aubrey Kochman, Frank Zaic.) AIR TRAILS PICTORIAL. NOVEMBER, 1949. VOL. XXXIII, NO. 2.
Street & Smith, Elizabeth, N.J., 1949. 
98 pp, 11 1/8" H, soft cover (magazine format). Profusely illustrated, predominantly in b&w, with photographs, drawings, plans, advertisements. Contents: How the Rocket Exhaust Behaves; Are Big Bombers Clay Pigeons?; Air Progress: The Air Force S tory - Part II; We Fly at Elmira!; C.A.P. Newsletter; C.A.P. Sub Search; Meet Becky Smith, the Lady Metallurgist; Gee Bee Super-Sportster; The '49 Nats; Letter From Olathe; San de Hogan; Metal Forming for Models; Morane Saulnier; The Mighty G n a t ; C u b Sportster; Model of the Month: Sniffer; Record Review; Finland Wins the Wakefield. Departments: Showcase; Development Highlights; Air Notes; Solo Club; Airmen of Vision; Sketch Book; Contest Calendar; The Last Word. Interior - ve r y li gh t br o wn in g to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light wear at top/bottom of spine, a few small wrinkles on spine. minor wear at staples, light browning to edges of textblock, very light brow ni ng on sp in e a nd ed ges of covers, minor rubbing. Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
BIRDS OF THE WEST JAMES BAY AND SOUTHERN HUDSON BAY COASTS.  NATIONAL MUSEUM OF CANADA BULLETIN NO. 125., Manning, T.H.
9 Manning, T.H. BIRDS OF THE WEST JAMES BAY AND SOUTHERN HUDSON BAY COASTS. NATIONAL MUSEUM OF CANADA BULLETIN NO. 125.
Ottawa Department of Resources and Development 1952 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
114 pp, 9 3/4" H. B&w photographs, tables, small fold-out map. "This paper is primarily a report on the birds seen and collected by (the author and his) assistants along the west James Bay and southern Hudson Bay coasts in 1947, and near the Moose River estuary in 1949. As a result of the work done in 1947 and 1949, over 750 specimens of birds - have been added to the collections of the National Museum of Canada. To the observations made during these two years, (he has) added the available published and unpublished reports for the coast from Moose Factory to Nelson River and an adjacent strip of hinerland about 15 miles wide. Thus the numerous records from the environs of Moose Factory, Moosonee, Attawapiskat, Fort Severn, and York Factory, all places on the tidal estuaries, are included." Contents: Introduction - Previous ornithological work in region; Description of the region; Systematic list; References cited. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - book slight cocked, tiny dent and soft corner crease on front cover, light wear at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
TEE EMM.  VOL. 2. NO. 2.  MAY, 1942.  (R.A.F. TRAINING MEMORANDUM / MEMORANDA.), N/A.
10 N/A. TEE EMM. VOL. 2. NO. 2. MAY, 1942. (R.A.F. TRAINING MEMORANDUM / MEMORANDA.)
Department of the Air Member for Training, Air Ministry, London, 1942. 
Paging runs 29 to 52, 8 3/16" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). B&w illustrations, including Pilot-Officer Prune cartoons by W. Hooper. Contents: Give 'em Jam on the Bread; "Don't Forget the Glider, Sir!"; The Man Who Didn't Come to Dinner; Learn to Fly by Tee Emm Approach; Learn from the Other Fellow's Mistakes; Handling Enemy Fuses; The C.S. Propeller; Synthetic Training Has Its Uses; Shot Gun Turret Shooting; A Pupil Sometimes Wonders; McCudden, V.C., on Training; Can You Rely o n Y o u r C o mpass?; The Month's Prunery; An Odd Ode for Air Gunners; A.S.R.S. Speaking - More about Pigeons; More Dont's for Fighters; Critical Tables for Airspeed; It Shouldn't Happen to You; P.P.C.I.; Nice Team Work; Models. Interior - cigare tt e o do r, t i ny c reases to top corner of pages (and covers), minor browning - a few tiny foxing marks on inside of covers and on adjacent pages, rusting to staple, small crease at fore-edge of pages (and covers), tiny stain on page 44. Ext eri or - lig ht bro wn ing wi th tiny foxing marks, darkening around edge of front cover, light rubbing on rear cover, minor edge wear - light on spine, "T3" written in dark pencil on front cover, a few small light liquid slashes on front cover, s mall te ar at b ott om o f s pine - c overs and a few pages. Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
HISTORIC GUELPH:  THE ROYAL CITY.  VOLUME XVII.  1977-1978., Pollard, Ruth and Pollard, Eber, editors.  (Dr. Elizabeth Waterston, Dorothy Farquharson, Judith M. Nasby, Norman Hacking, Professor Charles Corke, William S. Steele.)
11 Pollard, Ruth and Pollard, Eber, editors. (Dr. Elizabeth Waterston, Dorothy Farquharson, Judith M. Nasby, Norman Hacking, Professor Charles Corke, William S. Steele.) HISTORIC GUELPH: THE ROYAL CITY. VOLUME XVII. 1977-1978.
Guelph Historical Society, Guelph, Ontario, 1978. 
78 pp, 9" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). ISBN 03170721 B&w photographs, reproductions. Contents: John Galt, the Founder of Guelph; A Chronological Outline of the Life and Literary Works of John Galt, the Founder of Guelph; Canada Company Lett er concerning Funding of Guelph Schools; Roberta Geddes-Harvey, Mus. Bac. (1849-1930), Composer and Organist; A Painter of Guelph - David Johnston Kennedy; The Hacking Family; Early Photography and Photographers in Guelph and area; The Pas s e n g e r P i g eon in Wellington County, Ontario; Presentation to Queen Elizabeth II on the occasion of her Silver Jubilee; About our Contributors; Guelph Historical Society Officers for 1977-78. Interior - previous owner's name on first page, ot he rw is e cl e an a nd tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear and minor browning on spine. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
JACK DUCKWORTH: HOW TO LIVE THE LIFE OF RILEY.  CORONATION STREET., Stevenson, John.
12 Stevenson, John. JACK DUCKWORTH: HOW TO LIVE THE LIFE OF RILEY. CORONATION STREET.
Virgin, London, 1996, first edition. 
112 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1852276819 Profusely illustrated with color and b&w photographs. "Stuck in a rut? Downtrodden, deprived, burdened, browbeaten, henpecked, lambasted, flabbergasted, world-weary and wor ried? Such is the life of an ordinary man, but (star character of the long-running British soap opera 'Coronation Street') Jack Duckworth can show you how to cast off all your cares and woes and Live The Life Of Riley. Revealing the secrets of s o m e of his greatest scams, his most scheming dodges and his dodgiest schemes, Jack explains how to duck like a Duckworth and come up smelling like roses. Success with money, with women, with work, with friends and with pigeons lies within the p ag es of this book...." (well, not really, if you know Jack!)." Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling minor rubbing. Near Fine/VG+ 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
LEGACY: THE NATURAL HISTORY OF ONTARIO., Theberge, John B., ed.  With Mary T. Theberge, David Barr, Theodore Mosquin.  Don Bonner, cartographer.
13 Theberge, John B., ed. With Mary T. Theberge, David Barr, Theodore Mosquin. Don Bonner, cartographer. LEGACY: THE NATURAL HISTORY OF ONTARIO.
McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, 1989. 
397 pp, 4to (12 1/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 077108398X Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, drawings, maps. "(Q)uite simply the most important, authoritative and comprehensive book ever produced in Canada on the natural environment...(It) provides a broad overview of all Ontario's natural features. It deals with bedrock, soils, birds, mammals, insects, wildflowers, forests, prehistoric life, and much more, with emphasis upon certain specific topics; specia l environments, for instance, such as the Erie Sand Spits, the Niagara Escarpment, and the four larger parks: Algonquin, Quetico, Pukaskwa, and Polar Bear. There are also forty-two 'Vignettes of Nature'. These short articles about outstandi n g n a t u ral features or highlights are arranged geographically. They cover such topics as: Pembroke swallows, bogs and beaver ponds, passenger pigeons, the migration of monarch butterflies, reptiles, the Loring Deer Yard, the owls of the Kings to n a re a, p er egrine falcons in the city, bat roosts, and Ontario's white pelicans....(T)here are twenty-five 'Science Excursions', enjoyable thumbnail descriptions of research written by the actual scientists involved. Knowledge-hungry nature lo ve rs wi ll lea rn the latest on what can be done about blackflies and mosquitoes, spruce budworm, the background and progress of rabies research, diseases in deer and moose, and why Ontario's weather seems to reach such extremes." This is a h eavy bo ok and wil l re qui re extra postage. Slight browning and waviness to top of text block. Dust jacket has very light rubbing, light wrinkling at top of rear flap-fold. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 45.00 USD
 


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