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ANNUAL REPORT OF THE ONTARIO RAILWAY AND MUNICIPAL BOARD TO DECEMBER 31st 1906.
1 ANNUAL REPORT OF THE ONTARIO RAILWAY AND MUNICIPAL BOARD TO DECEMBER 31st 1906.
Legislative Assembly of Ontario, Toronto, 1907. 
176 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H), hard cover (blue textured cloth with blind stamped borders, gold lettering on spine and front board.) - no dust jacket. This book was probably originally issued in wraps, and rebound soon after in this hard cover format. Among the issues covered in this report: Accidents; Hamilton, Annexation of Burlington Beach to; Radial Railway strike; London, Street Railway, Repair of; Niagara Falls Electric Light Extension By-law; St. Thomas Street Railway, Examiner of Motormen; Toronto, vs. Toronto Railway Company (lavatories, etc.), etc. Interior - company stamp on free front endpaper and at top of title page, endpapers very light browned and soiled, pages very lightly browned at margins. Exterior - wear at corners of boards, light to moderate edge wear, wear and small piece missing at top/bottom of spine, small bump at top of rear cover, browning to edges of textblock, a few tiny scuffs, light waviness to parts of cloth on rear board . Good. 
Price: 150.00 USD
 
 
HANDBOOK FOR TRAVELLERS IN SUSSEX.  (MURRAY'S HAND-BOOK SUSSEX.)
2 HANDBOOK FOR TRAVELLERS IN SUSSEX. (MURRAY'S HAND-BOOK SUSSEX.)
London John Murray 1905 Flexible Clothcovers Good- 
174 pp + 48 pp ("Murray's Handbook Advertiser, 1904-1905"), 6 3/4" H. Red cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front cover. Title page states "Fifth Edition" and below the publisher information, with the date 1893, "With Index and Directory Revised to 1902". All maps, including one in the rear pocket, are present. Includes an Introduction (Extent and History / Antiquities / Products and Manuacturers / Geology and Traveller's View / Main Roads / Railway Systems / Skeleton Tour / Places of Interest / An Artistic and Antiquarian Tour). Describes a variety of routes, radiating out from London, Hastings, "Tonbridge" Wells, Brighton, Horsham and Godalming, plus an Index. The title for the advertising section continues: "Containing Useful Information for Travellers, Railway and Steamboat Companies, Hotels and Miscellaneous Advertisements." Interior - very light browning to pages except 'advertiser' pages which have moderate browning, splits in paper in inside hinges and book is lightly cracked at two places but holding firmly, small crease at top corner of approx. pages 113 to 124. Exterior - light edge wear to covers, moderate wear and wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, heavy crease at top corner of front cover - migrates into pages up to page 20, light soiling and a few small air bubbles on covers, liquid stain and fading at top corner of front cover and small liquid mark at bottom of cover, browning to edges of text block. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
MAP OF WELLINGTON COUNTY INCLUDING NASSAGAWEYA, WATERLOO AND WOOLWICH TPS.  ISUED BY CHAS. L. NELLES, BOOKSELLER, GUELPH - CANADA.
3 MAP OF WELLINGTON COUNTY INCLUDING NASSAGAWEYA, WATERLOO AND WOOLWICH TPS. ISUED BY CHAS. L. NELLES, BOOKSELLER, GUELPH - CANADA.
Toronto The Map Specialty Co. 1910 Linen-Backed Paper with Card Very Good F.P. Lloyd. 
Linen-backed paper map in colour - 2' 9" wide by 4' 3" high - Wellington County, Ontario showing townships: Minto, Arthur, West Luther, Maryborough, Peel, Pilkington, Nichol, West Garafraxa, Guelph, Eramosa, Erin & Puslinch, with Woolwich, Waterloo & Nassagaweya (Halton) as at 1910. Schools, Post Offices, Railway Stations, Steam & Electric Railways, County Roads and Concessions are indicated. A 'Statistics' table at top right gives 'Year first settled', 'Acreages assessed', 'Population' and 'Total assessed value' for selected townships/towns/villages. The paper map was printed in sections and mounted on linen to facilitate folding and plain beige card stock was attached to the front & back of the folded map (folded dimensions approx. 5" W x 8 3/4" H). A previous owner has written 'Wellington County' in pencil on one of the cards. Light edge wear and corner wear, light wear at horizontal folds and a few tiny tears in paper, minor to very small areas of map detail are missing at fold intersections, minor browning to paper. Linen is in good condition with scattered soiling and small foxing marks, one or two larger light stains - do not effect map detail. 
Price: 250.00 USD
 
 
OFFICIAL ARROW STREET GUIDE OF TORONTO AND SUBURBS.  1940, 36th EDITION (COMPLETELY REVISED).
4 OFFICIAL ARROW STREET GUIDE OF TORONTO AND SUBURBS. 1940, 36th EDITION (COMPLETELY REVISED).
Toronto Might Directories 1940 36th Edition. Stapled in Wraps Fair 
164 pp + (3) Memorandum pages (blank) + (1) pp "Explanation of Map", 6 1/2" H. Small b&w fold-out map at rear. Title page continues: "Including: Location of all Streets with House or Store number on each Street at intersections, Keyed to map in back of book. Car lines indexed to show the route best serving any Street. Bus, Railroad and Air Lines and Terminals. Each Street is keyed to show the location on the Map of the City. Outline Map and Description of the Best and Quickest way for Visitors to see the Major Points of Interest. Lists of Churches, Hospitals, Amusement Parks, Hotels, Fire and Police Departments, Post Offices, Theatres, Ambulances, Consuls, Cemeteries, etc." Interior - several pages with chip and tears at top edge - tears archivally taped, small tear on fold-out map archivally taped, three indents from staple at fore-edge of all pages from middle to end of book - heavier towards end of book, very small slight curl to corners of pages. Exterior - light to moderate edge wear, corner creases, two tiny edge tears archivally taped, light soiling, browning to spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
PIGOT & CO.S BRITISH ATLAS: COMPRISING THE COUNTIES OF ENGLAND ...
5 PIGOT & CO.S BRITISH ATLAS: COMPRISING THE COUNTIES OF ENGLAND ...
London Salamander 2000 1840652551 / 9781840652550 Facsimile of 1840 edition, slightly Redu Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
Unpaginated, Folio (13 5/8" H). Facsimile of 1840 edition, slightly reduced in size. Remainder of title: "(Upon Which Are Load Down All Railways Completed And In Progress), With Large Sheet Map of England And Wales (endpapers), And A Circular One Of The Country Round London: The Whole Engraved On Steel Plates. Accompanied By Topographical And Statistical Accounts Of Each County; Railway Information; Tables Of Distances Of The Principal Towns In Great Britain; And An Itinerary Of The Most Useful And Generally Travelled Routes Throughout The United Kingdom." Map endpapers, 39 full page colour county maps plus circular map around London. "An excellent summary essay is also given for each individual county, providing information on the origin of its name, its ancient history, soil and climate, produce and manufactures, rivers and canals, railways, civil and ecclesiastical divisions, and the size of population. This date provides an important insight into the era of the burgeoning Industrial Revolution, especially regarding demographic trends and developments of transport infrastructure. Political information, such as the number of Members of Parliament returned is also given." Book slightly cocked, minor rubbing. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing, small wrinkle on front hinge, tiny dwnt on rear hinge. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
THE TOUR THROUGH CANADA OF HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS THE PRINCE OF WALES, AUGUST-OCTOBER: 1919.  EMBRACING THAT PORTION OF THE GRAND TRUNK SYSTEM IN THE PROVINCES OF ONTARIO AND QUEBEC TRAVERSED BY HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS.  ANNOTATED TIMETABLE.
6 THE TOUR THROUGH CANADA OF HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS THE PRINCE OF WALES, AUGUST-OCTOBER: 1919. EMBRACING THAT PORTION OF THE GRAND TRUNK SYSTEM IN THE PROVINCES OF ONTARIO AND QUEBEC TRAVERSED BY HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS. ANNOTATED TIMETABLE.
Montreal Grand Trunk Railway 1919 Hard Cover Very Good - 
63, (3) pp + b&w plates and folding map at rear, 9 1/2" H. White spine with gilt lettering, brown paper-covered board with gilt lettering/decoration, black & gilt crest on front board, brown endpapers. 27 b&w plates with tissueguards bearing captions in red. An annotated timetable of the route taken by the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VIII/Duke of Windsor) on the Grand Trunk Railway through Ontario and Quebec in 1919. The Foreword gives a brief history of the Grand Trunk Railway/Grand Trunk Pacific Railway and the book closes with a list of directors, etc. of company. The illustrations show scenes in the areas through which the prince was to pass; towns, buildings, bridges, locomotives, etc. Does not contain pictures of the actual visit. Some separation between some page gatherings but still holding firmly in binding, one illustration page has a small edge tear archivally taped, several corner creases on two od the map folds, scattered very tiny foxing marks on gilt decoration - mainly near fore-edge of front board, minor soiling on boards. 
Price: 250.00 USD
 
 
7 Abrams, Gary William David. PRINCE ALBERT: THE FIRST CENTURY, 1866-1966.
Prince Albert, Saskatchewan Council, City of Prince Albert 1976 2nd Printing Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
389 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w photographs, maps. Inscribed by former mayor, Dick Spence, on front free endpaper. Contents: Preface; A Mission in the Wilderness, 1866-1874; Fastest-Growing Settlement in the North-West, 1874-1881; "The Great City and Railway Centre of the North-West", 1881-1883; Roughest Town in the North-West, 1883; Loyalty in Adversity, 1884; The Rebellion and its Aftermath, 1885; A Railway at Last, 1886-1890; Prosperity Deferred, 1891-1896; Discarding the Old Ways, 1897-1901; The Hard Hand of Destiny, 1902-1906; Slipping Behind, 1906-1910; The White Coal City, 1910-1913; Disaster Unimagined, 1913-1914; The Long Road Down, 1914-1919; The Narrow Path Up, 1919-1924; The Years of Promise, 1925-1930; Selling the Power Plant, 1927-1931; Dust and Despair, 1930-1938; The Needless Struggle, 1939-1946; Epilogue, 1946-1966; Bibliography; Appendices; Index. Very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light toning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear, light to moderate rubbing, some small and tiny edge tears (some with creases) - archivally taped, very light browning on inside of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing on panels - mainly on rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
8 Ahern, Frances Robin. Edited by Dr. Mary P. Bentley. OAKVILLE: A SMALL TOWN, 1900-1930.
Erin, Ontario Oakville Historical Society / Boston Mills Press 1981 0919822460 / 9780919822467 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
213 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). B&w photographs, map. Local history of Oakville, Ontario. Contents: "Beautiful Oakville"; Industries, 1900-1930; The Firefighters; Oakville in Motion; Dundas Street (Trafalgar Road)(Station Road); Educating the Young; Lakeshore Road and Colborne Street (South Side); Lakeshore Road and Colborne Street (North Side); "The Main Street"; Navy Street; Recreation, 1900-1930; An Era of Gracious Living; Appendix - Origin of Street Names; Surveys; Schools; Churches; Banks; The Post Office; The Library; Customs Collection. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, tiny corner creases on covers, spine flat with one crease. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
OAKVILLE:  A SMALL TOWN, 1900-1930., Ahern, Frances Robin.  Edited by Dr. Mary P. Bentley.
9 Ahern, Frances Robin. Edited by Dr. Mary P. Bentley. OAKVILLE: A SMALL TOWN, 1900-1930.
Erin, Ontario Oakville Historical Society / Boston Mills Press 1981 0919822460 / 9780919822467 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
213 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). B&w photographs, map. Local history of Oakville, Ontario. Contents: "Beautiful Oakville"; Industries, 1900-1930; The Firefighters; Oakville in Motion; Dundas Street (Trafalgar Road)(Station Road); Educating the Young; Lakeshore Road and Colborne Street (South Side); Lakeshore Road and Colborne Street (North Side); "The Main Street"; Navy Street; Recreation, 1900-1930; An Era of Gracious Living; Appendix - Origin of Street Names; Surveys; Schools; Churches; Banks; The Post Office; The Library; Customs Collection. Interior - previous owner`s name, place and date in ink on free front endpaper, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - tiny light stain on spine, minor wear at bottom corner of front cover. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
YESTERDAY'S TOWN: WELLINGTON.  A DIARY OF A WEST COUNTRY TOWN IN THE 19th CENTURY., Allen, Gillian.
10 Allen, Gillian. YESTERDAY'S TOWN: WELLINGTON. A DIARY OF A WEST COUNTRY TOWN IN THE 19th CENTURY.
Buckingham Barracuda 1987 0860232921 / 9780860232926 Limited Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
124 pp, small 4to (10 7/16" H). Number 368 of a limited edition. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions. "(I)t is the detail of the 19th century record which attracts us most; the people who lived in specific houses like the Millers, Langleys and Merediths; the controversy about the three posts outside the White Hart Inn; the shops that changed from bank to fishmonger, from watchmaker to cobbler, from Bell Inn to basketmaker; the man who dug a canal in his garden to employ poor people; the ten-year-old who died when her pinny caught fire; the horse that took nine men to the gallows. Here too is the fire brigade whose captain refused entry to his own team as his cottage blazed away; the riots when a cemetery was proposed; the earliest chapels built and closed; Ann Pain, who stole a bullock's heart on St. Valentine's Day; Mr Marks, who lost 50 Pounds at Wellington Fair; elderly Maria Strippling, sentenced to seven days' labour for pinching threepennorth of hay; and the 4,703 tramps who came to Wellington in 1865. Transport changed the town, when the turnpikes, canal, railway and finally motorcar came. The first car owner was heavily fined; the first acceptable motor hit the Town Hall. Taverns prospered, and there were 75 at one time or another. Thirteen survive. The greatest change of all came with the Great War - 'our old world has gone forever' said the local 'rag'. That world is recreated (here) - in a fluent, fascinating and fact-packed narrative and some 200 pictures, many of them rare, and most unique to this book." Book is slightly cocked. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top edge, a few small faint indentations on panels, minor rubbing. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
11 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
 
 
12 Appleby, Edna (Hill). CANMORE: THE STORY OF AN ERA.
Canmore, Alberta Self-published 1975 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good- Signed by Author
163 pp, 11 1/4" H. Signed by author on front free endpaper. B&w photographs, reproductions, fold-out school group (1926) photograph facing title page. Records the history of town of Canmore and the surrounding area. "Once located within the boundaries of Rocky Mountain Park, you observe Canmore changing from a CPR town into the only thriving coal mining town of the entire Bow Valley. Pictures and records of the once existing towns of Bankhead, Anthracite, Georgetown and Kananaskis are spotlighted as they enhanced the development of Canmore itself into the town it now is. The history of Exshaw and its cement plant is also recorded. Traced throughout the book is the development of the Canmore Mines from 1887 to 1974 with a subjective view of the miner and his contribution to Canmore." A few minor very small dents on rear board, minor browning on rear pastedowns. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light to moderate edge wear and rubbing, a few very small dents and small hole on rear panel, several medium tears/creases with old tape repair at top of rear panel, two very small stains on rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE PAINTED VALLEY: ARTISTS ALONG ALBERTA'S BOW RIVER, 1845-2000., Armstrong, Christopher and Nelles, H.V.
13 Armstrong, Christopher and Nelles, H.V. THE PAINTED VALLEY: ARTISTS ALONG ALBERTA'S BOW RIVER, 1845-2000.
University of Calgary Press, Calgary, 2007. 
160 pp, 4to (11" H), soft cover. ISBN 9781552382073 B&w photographs, b&w and colour reproductions. "With its dramatic landscapes and rugged beauty, Alberta's Bow River valley has inspired generations of artists. (This book) brings together a col lection of works by local and visiting artists from 1845 to 2000 that captures the many moods of the river from its source high in the Rocky Mountains down to the city of Calgary and eastward across the open prairie. (The authors) have select e d f r o m a number of Alberta museums and national collections which depict the Bow River and its valley, representing a broad array of historical periods, artistic styles, and points of view. From European topographers and military artists to p ai nt e rs c om missioned by the Canadian Pacific Railway, from the Group of Seven to modernists and abstractionists, these pictures of the Bow valley tell us much about changing attitudes towards nature and the environment as well as the evolution of an a rti sti c c ommunity in western Canada."Inside - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light waviness to edges of text block, otherwise clean and bright. Very Good+ 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
A CITY IN THE MAKING.  PROGRESS, PEOPLE & PERILS IN VICTORIAN TORONTO., Armstrong, Frederick H.
14 Armstrong, Frederick H. A CITY IN THE MAKING. PROGRESS, PEOPLE & PERILS IN VICTORIAN TORONTO.
Dundurn, Toronto, 1988. 
358 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1550020269 B&w illustrations and map endpapers. Contents: The New City in 1834: The Physical Layout; A Rising Metropolis; Developing Communications: The First Railway Venture; The Most Controversial Torontonian: William Lyon Mackenzie; The Scottish Immigrant, The Family Compact, and Vertical Mobility: The Rise of the Carfrae Family; Evolving Multiculturalism: The Toronto's Black Community in the Late 1840's; Capt. Hugh Richardson and Toronto's Lake Communications; An Ambulatory Architect: William Hay; The Unwitting Philanthropist: The Curious Case of Andrew Mercer; The First Great Fire, 1849; The Rebuilding After the First Great Fire; The Second Great Fire, 1904. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds. Near Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
UP AND DOWN HAMILTON 1770's TO 1970's:  A HISTORY IN PICTURES., Bailey, Thomas Melville and Carter, Charles Ambrose.
15 Bailey, Thomas Melville and Carter, Charles Ambrose. UP AND DOWN HAMILTON 1770's TO 1970's: A HISTORY IN PICTURES.
Hamilton W.L. Griffin 1971 First Edition Card covers in Comb binding Very Good+ 
Unpaginated (approx. 112 pp.), oblong (7 1/2" H x 9 1/4" D). Profusely illustrated in b&w with photographs, reproductions, map. A pictorial history of Hamilton, Ontario. "The pictures fall within four eras: The Pioneer Days, 1770's-1850; The Railway Industrial Age, 1850-1900; The Growing Years, 1900-1925; The Search for Maturity, 1925-1971." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very tiny corner crease on front cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BURLINGTON:  IMAGES OF A CITY..., Balbar, George.
16 Balbar, George. BURLINGTON: IMAGES OF A CITY...
St Catharines, Ontario Vanwell 1989 0920277284 / 9780920277287 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine George Balbar. 
65 pp, oblong (7 1/2" H x 10 3/4" D). "(E)scorts you on a watercolor and pen-and-ink tour of Burlington (Ontario) yesterday and today. Through George's eyes, you can wander among the majestic residences in Roseland, revel in the rural beauty of Kilbride, thrill at the breathtaking views of Lake Ontario and become part of the exciting, new development in Millcroft. The side by side depictions of Burlington's past and present are sure to inspire in both longtime residents and visitors feelings of pride and appreciation for a vital and enduring community." As new. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
BURLINGTON:  IMAGES OF A CITY..., Balbar, George.
17 Balbar, George. BURLINGTON: IMAGES OF A CITY...
St Catharines, Ontario Vanwell 1989 0920277284 / 9780920277287 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ George Balbar. 
65 pp, oblong (7 1/2" H x 10 3/4" D). "(E)scorts you on a watercolor and pen-and-ink tour of Burlington (Ontario) yesterday and today. Through George's eyes, you can wander among the majestic residences in Roseland, revel in the rural beauty of Kilbride, thrill at the breathtaking views of Lake Ontario and become part of the exciting, new development in Millcroft. The side by side depictions of Burlington's past and present are sure to inspire in both longtime residents and visitors feelings of pride and appreciation for a vital and enduring community." Book is Fine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 14.00 USD
 
 
18 Ball, Edward. THE INVENTOR AND THE TYCOON: A GILDED AGE MURDER AND THE BIRTH OF MOVING PICTURES.
New York Doubleday 2013 0385525753 / 9780385525756 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
447 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "(T)he compelling saga of an artistic genius, a ruthless railroad tycoon, and a sordid crime of passion. In frontier California 130 years ago, English immigrant Eadweard Muybridge managed to capture time and play it back on a screen, inventing stop-motion photography and moving pictures, breakthrough technologies that ushered in our age of visual media. Bankrolling his endeavor was tycoon (and former California governor) Leland Stanford, who built the west half of the transcontinental railroad and personally drove in the last golden spike. Stanford's particular obsession was whether the four hooves of a running horse ever left the ground all at once, and with Muybridge he found an answer. But personal disaster overshadowed Muybridge's remarkable achievements. A visionary artist, and technically brilliant, he was also a murderer." Very light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
19 Ball, Norman R., senior editor. Preface by William D. Hurst. (Phyllis Rose, Larry McNally, Paul-Andre Linteau, Christopher Andreae, Robert Passfield, A.A. Den Otter, Arnold Roos, Letty Anderson, Douglas Baldwin, Mark Fram, Jean Simonton, et al.) BUILDING CANADA: A HISTORY OF PUBLIC WORKS.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1988 0802034497 / 9780802034496 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
336 pp, small 4to (10 1/4" H). B&w photographs, reproductions. "(T)ells the story of the public works that helped to transform Canada from wilderness to a modern country." Contents: Bridges; Roads, Streets, and Highways; Urban Mass Transit; Railways; Waterways; Irrigation and Flood Control; Electricity; Sewerage; Solid Waste; Public Buildings; Airports; Building Cities. Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wear/wrinkling, very light rubbing on rear panel, a few tiny dents on rear hinge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
A LITERARY & HISTORICAL ATLAS OF AFRICA AND AUSTRALASIA.  EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY NO. 662., Bartholomew, J.G.
20 Bartholomew, J.G. A LITERARY & HISTORICAL ATLAS OF AFRICA AND AUSTRALASIA. EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY NO. 662.
London J.M. Dent & Sons Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
218 pp, 6 7/8" H. No publication date, but an early edition as there is no mention of the First World War. Map endpapers and decorated title page. Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w maps, plus 10 plates depicting coins. "The extent of the land and sea that (this book) covers, between the extremes of Algiers and Samoa, is immense in latitude and longitude; while in points of history it ranges from the oldest to the newest civilisation; as suggested by Karnak, or the new capital of Australia, Canbena (sic). Moreover, in accord with the general idea of these map-books, the effect of the map in illustrating history, the growth and multiplicity of peoples and cities, and the vast possibilities of unworked regions, is kept in sight throughout these pages. The record includes the wars that have passed, from Napoleon's Campain in Egypt of 1798 and General Gordon's last stand at Khartoum, to the battles of Spion Kop and Colenso, and the sieges of Ladysmith and Mafeking in the late South African War. It covers the routes of the great travellers, Mungo Park, Livingstone and Stanley; Stuart, Burke and Wills; and it touches at Vailima in order to recall Robert Louis Stevenson and his South Sea experiences, at the end of his days, as they are pictured by his Samoa book of 1892..." Includes "A Brief Survey of the Coinage of Africa and Australasia" by G.C. Brooke, "A Gazetteer of Towns and Places in Africa and Australasia having a Literary or Historic Interest" and an Index. Slight fading to spine color, minor edge wear - tiny tear at top of spine, minor bumps at bottom edge of front cover, book lightly cracked in several places - book is sound, small split and very small piece missing at bottom of inside rear gutter, slight scattered color loss on top of text block. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, light fading to spine and flap-fold color, small tear at top of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
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