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THE ESCAPE FROM HOME.  BOOK ONE OF "BEYOND THE WESTERN SEA"., Avi,
1 Avi, THE ESCAPE FROM HOME. BOOK ONE OF "BEYOND THE WESTERN SEA".
Orchard, New York, 1996, 2nd printing. 
295 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0531095134 "It is 1851. Thousands are fleeing the Old World for the New, desperate to reach America. Maura and Patrick O'Connell, fifteen- and twelve-year-old Irish peasants, seek to escape a country destroyed by famine and the greed of English landlords. Their emigration is a search for life itself. For Sir Laurence Kirkle, eleven and son of one such English lord, America holds the promise of justice, though he steal s a f o r tune from his fath er to get there. Colorful characters, young and old, pop up everywhere - Mr. Pickler, investigator, actor Horatio Drabble, and Fred No-name and Sergeant Rumpkin of the Lime Street Runners Association. And there are Mr . C le m sp oo l and Toby Grout, the Reverend Bartholomew, Ralph Toggs and the vile Mrs. Sonderbye. Are they helping the children or stealing from them? For Maura, Patrick and Laurence,it is often hard to know until it's too late. Indeed, how th e O' Con ne lls an d young Laurence come to share a common fate in the English city of Liverpool - embarkation port for America - makes for an adventure alive with ironic coincidence and surprise. Inspired by the Victorian novels published in seri al fo rm, whi ch w ith ev ery installment pres ented new and diverting answers to the question 'What will happen next?', (this book) offers more twists and turns of story than a nineteenth-century back alley. (The first volume) ends on a spectacul ar clif f-ha nger . Mo re s usp enseful fun awaits in 'Book Two: Lord Kirkle's Money'." Fine/Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ABSENT LORD:  ASCETICS AND KINGS IN A JAIN RITUAL CULTURE., Babb, Lawrence A.
2 Babb, Lawrence A. ABSENT LORD: ASCETICS AND KINGS IN A JAIN RITUAL CULTURE.
University of California Press, Berkeley, 1996. 
244 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 0520203240 "What does it mean to worship beings that one believes are completely indifferent to, and entirely beyond the reach of, any form of worship whatsoever? What are the implications of such a relationsh ip with sacred beings for the religious life of a community? Using these questions as his point of departure, Babb explores the ritual culture of image-worshiping Svetambar Jains. Jainism is, aside from Buddhism, the only surviving exampl e o f I n d i a's ancient non-Vedic religious traditions. It is known and celebrated for its systematic practice of non-violence and for the rigor of the asceticism it promotes. 'Absent Lords' sheds light on a little-known religious tradition an d d em on s tr at es t hat divine 'absence' can be as rich as divine 'presence' in its possibilities for informing a religious response to the cosmos." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light waviness to book a t top an d bot tom , t iny dint on front cover. Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
MERRY-GO-ROUND.  THE RYERSON POETRY CHAP-BOOKS SERIES NUMBER 117., Campbell, Marjorie Freeman.  Cover design by J.E.H. and Thoreau MacDonald.
3 Campbell, Marjorie Freeman. Cover design by J.E.H. and Thoreau MacDonald. MERRY-GO-ROUND. THE RYERSON POETRY CHAP-BOOKS SERIES NUMBER 117.
Toronto Ryerson, limited edition of 250 copies. 1946 Limited Soft Cover Good 
16 pp, 8 1/2" H, stapled in wraps. Contains: Merry-go-round; Only the Heart; These Things --- My Son; Humpty Dumpty; Reach Up; Blow, Bugles for the Brave (To Franklin Delano Roosevelt); Russian Resurrection; The Fairy Ring; Such Loveliness as This. Interior - very light browning in gutter of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear/wrinkling, slight browning on spine and hinges, browning at top edge of covers, very light soiling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE SANDS OF DUNKIRK., Collier, Richard.
4 Collier, Richard. THE SANDS OF DUNKIRK.
London Collins 1961 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
319 pp, 8 1/2" H. Map endpapers, b&w photographs. "In May 1940, the German army and Luftwaffe drove a beaten army back across northern France to the Channel coast, cut off all lines of retreat and smashed the only port within reach; even Churchill feared 'the greatest military disaster of our long history'. Everybody knows that a third of a million British troops did escape to fight again another day. Many know at what a cost in ships and lives the rescue operation was carried out. But the whole astonishing story of Dunkirk as a human experience, of what it really meant to be there, has never yet been told. Now Richard Collier has written a vivid and authentic account based on exhaustive research and hundreds of interviews in England, France and Germany. For the first time we have, not the verdict of a military historian nor the creation of a novelist, but a narrative based on the experiences of those who were there as the enemy drew closer and the bombardment intensified - the bewildered skipper of a Thames barge, the helpless civilian, the soldier on the beach, the exhausted Stuka pilot, the stoical and the terrified." Previous owner's name stamp and date on free front endpaper, book is very slightly cocked, very light browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, one small edge tear, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
DREAD EMPIRE SERIES - 3 VOLS.  BOOK ONE, A SHADOW OF ALL NIGHT FALLING;  BOOK TWO, OCTOBER'S BABY;  BOOK THREE, ALL DARKNESS MET., Cook, Glen.
5 Cook, Glen. DREAD EMPIRE SERIES - 3 VOLS. BOOK ONE, A SHADOW OF ALL NIGHT FALLING; BOOK TWO, OCTOBER'S BABY; BOOK THREE, ALL DARKNESS MET.
Berkley Books, New York, (1983, 2nd / 1984, 2nd / 1980, 1st). Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good - 
240, 248, 323 pages. 3 volumes. ISBN 0425063208, 0425065383, 0425045390. "Across the mountains called Dragon's Teeth, beyond the chill reach of the Werewind and the fires of the world's beginning, above the walls of the castle Fangdred, stands Windtower. From this lonely keep the Star Rider calls forth the war that even wizards dread, fought for a woman's hundred-lifetime love. A woman called Nepanthe, princess of the Stormkings..." Interiors - pages browning, book store stamp on inside of front cover of book two, otherwise clean and tight. Exteriors - light edgewear/rubbing, small date stamp on bottom of book one, crease down front cover of book one with some migration into first few pages. Light creases to spines of books two & three. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
6 Devins, Joseph H., Jr. THE VAAGSO RAID: THE COMMANDO ATTACK THAT CHANGED THE COURSE OF WORLD WAR II.
Chilton, Philadelphia, 1968. 
222 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs, maps. "In the dark, early morning hours of Saturday, December 27, 1941, a small force of British warships escorting two camouflaged excursion steamers slipped past a German lookou t station and sailed boldly into one of the great fjords of occupied Norway. Aboard the two steamers a tense group of British and Norwegian commandos rechecked their weapons and waited for the reaction of the nearby German coastal batteries . T h e t arget: Vaagso Island. Earlier thrusts by British raiding parties had deliberately avoided heavily defended sectors of the enemy coast. This was to be the first raid of the war on a fortified postion, a demonstration that the offensive sp i ri t wa s s trong in Britain despite the Nazi conquest of the Continent and the humiliation of Dunkerque. But the consequences of this sortie would reach far beyond the snow-covered mountains which reverberated that Saturday with the thud of ex pl o sio ns an d the snarl and rattle of sub-machine guns. The British gained vital experience in inter-service cooperation and information that would prove invaluable in subsequent raids on Dieppe and St. Nazaire. But in Berlin, Hitler was asto nis he d at th e da ri ng a nd apparent readiness of the British to hurl their forces into the teeth of a well prepared defense. As a result, he made decisions of major strategic importance. This is the story of a group of courageous men, of how they de velop ed a new typ e of fighting force, how they fought, how they died, and how they altered the course of the war." One tiny corner bump, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light edge wear, two small light soiling marks at bott om of rear pas tedown , lig ht da mpne ss ma rks at top/bottom of front board. Dust jacket has light to moderate rubbing - mainly on rear panel, light edge wear/wrinkling, several dampness stains on inside top/bottom edge of front panel, several very s mall t ears/ chips. Very Good-/ Good- 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
FUNDAMENTALS OF RIDING: LEARNING THE ESSENTIAL SKILLS., Edwards, Elwyn Hartley and Thomas, Sian.
7 Edwards, Elwyn Hartley and Thomas, Sian. FUNDAMENTALS OF RIDING: LEARNING THE ESSENTIAL SKILLS.
Swan Hill, Shrewsbury, 1998, first edition. 
160 pp, large 8vo (9 11/16" H), soft cover with self-flaps. ISBN 1853108529 "This book is written for the amateur one-horse owner to assist in mastering the basic skills which should lead to effective and enjoyable riding for both members of the p artnership. The improved level of performance may allow the pair to compete creditably in a variety of events at, or perhaps beyond, a good local level. The book provides the indispensable guidelines; it fills the inevitable gaps and helps t o c l a r ify and fix the details of technique. Very importantly, it enlarges on the theory that underpins the rational movements and practice of correct and successful riding and so contributes to a wider, deeper understanding of the whole. Th e bo o k is c op iously illustrated in colour and the horses have been selected to demonstrate the schooling movements and exercises that are typical of those that would be within reach of the amateur rider who aspires to take part in club-level co mp eti ti on at a goo d medium standard." Interior - tiny edge tear with crease (archivally taped) on first page, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light rubbing. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
FLYPAST.  NO. 60.  JULY 1986.  (FLY PAST.), Ellis, Ken, ed.  (Paul Coggan, Ian Gallacher, Ian Thirsk, Francois Prins.)
8 Ellis, Ken, ed. (Paul Coggan, Ian Gallacher, Ian Thirsk, Francois Prins.) FLYPAST. NO. 60. JULY 1986. (FLY PAST.)
Key, Stamford, Lincs., 1986. 
70 pp, 11 11/16" H, soft cover (magazine format - stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated with b&w and color photographs. Contents: Private! (second-generation warbirds movement in USA - jets); Long Haul Catalinas (air-link with Australia in WWII ); Aces High; Long Lost Lockheed (Lockheed 10 and Air Canada's birthday celebrations); Mosquito No. 1 (prototype Mosquito); Reach for the Sky (the immortal film); Preservation Project (BAM Blenheim, exclusive on Hampden from the depths); F l o r i d a ( a i r shows). Interior - soft corner crease at top of papges, otherwise clean and tight. Exterior - minor edge wear, very light wear at top/bottom of spine, very light rubbing on rear cover, small ghost sticker mark on front cover, sm al l li qu id st ai n at bottom of front cover - migrates into first few papges, minor browning to edges of textblock. Very Good- 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
WALTER CRANE AS A BOOK ILLUSTRATOR., Engen, Rodney K.
9 Engen, Rodney K. WALTER CRANE AS A BOOK ILLUSTRATOR.
New York St. Martin's Press 1975 85670170X First American Edition Soft Cover Very Good Walter Crane. 
105 pp, 11 1/2" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour reproductions. "Walter Crane, artist of Kensington, was a man of many talents, but possibly best known for his original and charmingly executed designs which made him the leading illustrator of children's books of the Aesthetic Movement period. In the face of the commercial vulgarity and ugliness of Victorian industrialised society, he created a delicate and escapist fairy world which, with its emphasis on spontaneity and mobility of line, and its clever use of background and colour, popularised a completely new style of tasteful book designs, and brought them within the reach of everyone. The influence of Crane's work and his highly novel theories of design make him an important figure in nineteenth century art history. (The author) discusses Crane's style and ideas in a study delightfully arranged after Crane's own rules and book design. He includes nearly 100 illustrations, ranging from nursery rhymes and fairytales to tailpieces and borders, mostly full page as Crane designed them, and 16 in the full colour he helped to pioneer. The extensive annotated catalogue is an invaluable aid for both student and specialist." Previous owner's bookplate on half title page. Interior - previous owner's bookplate on half-title page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor corner wear, small area of delamination at bottom front corner. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
10 Erickson, Carolly. ROYAL PANOPLY: BRIEF LIVES OF THE ENGLISH MONARCHS.
New York St. Martin's Press, New York, 2006. 2006 0312316437 / 9780312316433 Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
351 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Colour and b&w plates. "(This book) replaces the stereotypic images with true multifaceted portraits, bringing each of England's rulers to fully fleshed life. Here is the puny Charles I, nervous, tense, and socially awkward; the frail, slight Richard II, melancholic and sad; the homosexual James I with his handsome favorites; the stuttering William II and the stammering George VI. Here also is the choleric, violent William I (William the Conqueror), bred among the chaos of constant warfare in his native Normandy, ceaselessly embattled once he became King of England. The unkingly Henry III, mild and charitable, despised by his barons for his weakness. And the well-meaning, deeply affectionate Queen Anne, whose many children all died before they could reach adulthood and who was so heavy and gout-ridden that she had to be carried to her coronation. Each ruler's life has a unique story, and 'Royal Panoply' tells that story with award-winning historian Carolly Erickson's characteristic blend of scholarly authenticity, engaging prose, and psychological insight. The focus is not merely on the tale of each reign, but on each king's or queen's entire life, for some rulers did not come to the throne until middle age, and had already led full lives before their accession. Here they are in full panoply: feudal warriors, Renaissance icons, Regency dandies, and modern constitutional monarchs, fascinating characters all." Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE CHUM STORY: FROM THE CHARTS TO YOUR HEARTS., Farrell, Allen.
11 Farrell, Allen. THE CHUM STORY: FROM THE CHARTS TO YOUR HEARTS.
Toronto Stoddart 2001 0773762639 / 9780773762633 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ 
260 pp, square (8 1/2" x 8 1/2"). B&w photographs. "In this rollicking reminiscence of the good old days, CHUM alumnus Allen Farrell reveals how a band of brazen broadcasters took the rock 'n' roll 'fad' and ran with it to become the grand arbiter of all that was hip. You'll meet CHUM's ever-changing cast of stars - the eccentric on-air personalities, the juggernaut salespeople, the outrageous promotions people - and its bit players, including peeing spider monkeys, guitar-playing chimps, and a trio of hex-casting witches who won the Maple Leafs the Stanley Cup in 1964. And you'll get the inside scoop on and lavish photos of the stars of the day: Elvis, the Beatles, Johnny Cash, Frankie Valli, Harry Belafonte, Jerry Lewis, Chubby Checker, Dick Clark, Connie Francis, and countless others. Rock 'n' roll rebels. Top Forty pioneers. Progressive rock visionaries. CHUM defined each generation by the tunes they listened to. Anyone who reached for the dial in the '50s or '60s and turned to CHUM for laughs and social connection should reach now for 'The CHUM Story'!" Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Very tiny bump at bottom of front hinge, two tiny corner curls, minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE CHUM STORY: FROM THE CHARTS TO YOUR HEARTS., Farrell, Allen.
12 Farrell, Allen. THE CHUM STORY: FROM THE CHARTS TO YOUR HEARTS.
Toronto Stoddart 2001 0773762639 / 9780773762633 First Edition Soft Cover Near Fine 
260 pp, square (8 1/2" x 8 1/2"). B&w photographs. "In this rollicking reminiscence of the good old days, CHUM alumnus Allen Farrell reveals how a band of brazen broadcasters took the rock 'n' roll 'fad' and ran with it to become the grand arbiter of all that was hip. You'll meet CHUM's ever-changing cast of stars - the eccentric on-air personalities, the juggernaut salespeople, the outrageous promotions people - and its bit players, including peeing spider monkeys, guitar-playing chimps, and a trio of hex-casting witches who won the Maple Leafs the Stanley Cup in 1964. And you'll get the inside scoop on and lavish photos of the stars of the day: Elvis, the Beatles, Johnny Cash, Frankie Valli, Harry Belafonte, Jerry Lewis, Chubby Checker, Dick Clark, Connie Francis, and countless others. Rock 'n' roll rebels. Top Forty pioneers. Progressive rock visionaries. CHUM defined each generation by the tunes they listened to. Anyone who reached for the dial in the '50s or '60s and turned to CHUM for laughs and social connection should reach now for 'The CHUM Story'!" Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
13 Finch, Sheila. THE SHAPER EXILE. VOLUME I. THE GARDEN OF THE SHAPED. VOLUME II. SHAPER'S LEGACY. VOLUME III. SHAPING THE DAWN. 3 VOLUME SET.
Bantam, New York, (1989, 2nd, Ist, Ist printings.) 
217 pp, 279 pp, 309 pp, paperbacks - 3 volumes. Cover art by Steve and Paul Youll. "Banished to an uninhabited planet, a handful of genetic scientists prepare to live out eternity. Here, beyond the reach of their accusers, theory becomes reality. Experimenting with stolen human germ plasm, they shape mankind into races unlike anything Earth has ever seen: the whimsical Liani metamorphs, the inventive but rebellious Ganus, and the Rhodaru warriors with the truth sense. Once their great test has begun, the immortal geneticists agree never to interfere. But like the other races they invent, the scientists are human. Still, nothing they do prepares the Lianis for the Ganu uprising 500 years later..." Interior - pages/inside covers browning lightly. Exteriors - light edge wear/rubbing, a few marks to edges of textblock of Volume III, spine of Volume III concave with faint reading creases, other two spines are flat with very faint creasing. VG- 
Price: 18.00 USD
 
 
CELTIC ART IN CROSS STITCH., Hammet, Barbara.
14 Hammet, Barbara. CELTIC ART IN CROSS STITCH.
David & Charles, Newton Abbot, 2002, first edition. 
112 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0715312138 Profusely illustrated with colour photographs and patterns, b&w drawings. "(Brings) the world of our Celtic ancestors within the reach of today's cross stitcher. (The author) ha s been inspired by a wide range of Celtic artefacts including stone-carving, illuminated manuscripts, and metalwork to bring a fresh but thoughtful approach to this enduring art form. There are more than 25 beautiful projects to choose fro m r a n g i n g from pot lids and cards to pictures and a firescreen. Celtic key patterns provide the inspiration for a striking black and terracotta desk set, which includes a paperweight, a notebook cover and two simple bookmarks. A needlework s e wi ng a cc es so ry set is based on a carved stone cross, while a pair of bright and colurful cushions feature the interlaced dogs and birds that adorn the pages of the Lindisfarne Gospels. In addition, a fully charted motif library of over 50 de sig ns wil l p rov ide yo u with a wonderful resource of patterns that is sure to spark ideas of your own." Slight waviness to edges of textblock. Dust jacket has minor soft wrinkle on rear panel minor edge wrinkling. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE BREMEN., Hotson, Fred W.
15 Hotson, Fred W. THE BREMEN.
Toronto CANAV 1988 0921022026 / 9780921022022 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
224 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs, maps. "The flight of the German airplane 'Bremen' from Europe to North America in 1928 was one of the milestones of aviation history. No one had flown the Atlantic in that direction and the risks were high - seven people had died in the attempt. When two Germans and an Irishman left Ireland in the 'Bremen' for New York, there were predictions of a similar fate, and when nothing was heard after 40 hours, the newspapers began preparing obituaries for the gallant crew. Suddenly a message was relayed from a remote Canadian radio station: the aircraft had force-landed on an ice-bound island in the Gulf of St. Lawrence - and the race was on to reach the stranded flyers. The 'Bremen' story is an exciting drama of courage, humour and tragedy. All sorts of people found themselves drawn to the event, from the lighthouse keeper and his family, who watched in amazement as the aircraft landed almost at their front door, to presidents and prime ministers. There were the bush pilots who were first to reach the flyers, the mechanics who tried to repair the 'Bremen', ruthless reporters competing for a scoop, and Lindbergh making a mercy flight in an attempt to save the life of pilot Floyd Bennett. Small wonder an enthusiastic journalist of those aviation-mad day called the 'Bremen' episode, 'the greatest news story of all time'." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE BREMEN., Hotson, Fred W.
16 Hotson, Fred W. THE BREMEN.
Toronto CANAV 1988 0921022026 / 9780921022022 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Signed by Author
224 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs, maps. Signed "Fred W. Hotson" on title page. "The flight of the German airplane 'Bremen' from Europe to North America in 1928 was one of the milestones of aviation history. No one had flown the Atlantic in that direction and the risks were high - seven people had died in the attempt. When two Germans and an Irishman left Ireland in the 'Bremen' for New York, there were predictions of a similar fate, and when nothing was heard after 40 hours, the newspapers began preparing obituaries for the gallant crew. Suddenly a message was relayed from a remote Canadian radio station: the aircraft had force-landed on an ice-bound island in the Gulf of St. Lawrence - and the race was on to reach the stranded flyers. The 'Bremen' story is an exciting drama of courage, humour and tragedy. All sorts of people found themselves drawn to the event, from the lighthouse keeper and his family, who watched in amazement as the aircraft landed almost at their front door, to presidents and prime ministers. There were the bush pilots who were first to reach the flyers, the mechanics who tried to repair the 'Bremen', ruthless reporters competing for a scoop, and Lindbergh making a mercy flight in an attempt to save the life of pilot Floyd Bennett. Small wonder an enthusiastic journalist of those aviation-mad day called the 'Bremen' episode, 'the greatest news story of all time'." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine, minor rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE FRANCO-PRUSSIAN WAR: THE GERMAN INVASION OF FRANCE, 1870-1871., Howard, Michael.
17 Howard, Michael. THE FRANCO-PRUSSIAN WAR: THE GERMAN INVASION OF FRANCE, 1870-1871.
Dorset, New York, 1990. 
512 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0880294329 B&w maps. "The Franco-Prussian War was one of the most dramatic and decisive conflicts in the history of Europe. It transformed not only the states-system of the Continent, but t he whole climate of European moral and political thought. The overwhelming triumph of German military might, evoking general admiration and imitation, introduced an era of power politics which was to reach its disastrous climax in 1914." Cha p t e r h eadings: The Antagonists; The Outbreak; The First Disasters; The Army of the Rhine; The Army of Chalons; The Government of National Defence; Metz and Strasbourg; The Battles for Orleans; The Siege of Paris; Guerre a Outrance; The Peace; N ot es o n S ou rces; Select Bibliography; Index. Very minor soiling on fore-edge of text block, a few small faint liquid splash marks on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of hinges and flap-folds, slight fading t o s pin e c ol or . Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
SONGS OF THE SEA:  THE TALES AND TUNES OF SAILORS AND SAILING SHIPS., Hugill, Stan.
18 Hugill, Stan. SONGS OF THE SEA: THE TALES AND TUNES OF SAILORS AND SAILING SHIPS.
McGraw-Hill, Maidenhead, 1977. 
198 pp, small 4to (10" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0070311382 Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour with reproductions, photographs, musical notation. "Life was short, brutal, lonely and joyless for the 'jolly tar', except for strong dr ink, women - and the solace of song. So he sang: short, rhythmic, onomatopoeic chants to time his backbreaking work at capstan and halyard, the famous 'shanties'. Or longer, ribald or forlorn ditties for idle moments, called 'forebitters' a f t e r t h e metal bollards on the fo'c's'lehead. He sang bravura songs when outward bound; yearning, sexier songs for the homeward reach; warning songs of pirates, press gangs, and faithless maidens; and songs of admiration for the likes of s u ch s ai lo rs as ' Bold MacCarteney'....And here they are, the authentic words and music of more than a hundred sea songs and chants in half a dozen languages. Some are as old as the mists of time, some as new as the great steel-hulled four-ma st ers in th e n itr a te run s of the 1890s....To describe and interpret that history, the book begins with an illustrated look at the sailors' varied machines: ships, brigs, barks, schooners, sloops and so on - and their marvelously complex rigg ing s. Ther e is a h andy g los sary of terms and vernacular, and many clear explanations of customs and language, from the above-mentioned forebitters to the gruesome 'Nelson's Blood' and the ever-present 'Armstrong's Patent' - the muscle power that ma de ev eryth ing g o. T he sail or's skills, dress, pay, superstitions, drink, food - and loves - are clearly described and pictured. There are anecdotes galore: stories of shanghaiing and mutiny, shipwreck and cannabilism, storms and trop ical isle s. Ev ery so ng is transl ate d int o Eng lish (and cleaned up a bit) where necessary, and accompanied by a brief history of its origins and its travels from country to country. But try singing the original words in French or Dutch or ev en (S wedis h or No rwegian ), if only fo r th eir wo nderfu l rhythms." Previous owner's small stamp on front pastedown, very small bump to corners of boards. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor edge wear. Very Good/ Very Goo d 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
MARIPOSA, THE BANNER TOWNSHIP:  A HISTORY OF THE TOWNSHIP OF MARIPOSA, VICTORIA COUNTY, ONTARIO., Irwin, Ross W.
19 Irwin, Ross W. MARIPOSA, THE BANNER TOWNSHIP: A HISTORY OF THE TOWNSHIP OF MARIPOSA, VICTORIA COUNTY, ONTARIO.
Guelph, Ontario Ross Irwin Enterprises 1984 0969174500 / 9780969174509 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good 
192 pp, 10 1/4" H. White cloth boards with dark brown lettering on spine, dark brown lettering, banding and township crest on front board - no dust jacket (as issued). Map endpapers, b&w photographs, reproductions, maps/plans. Contents: Natural Resources; Indian Settlements; Government; Survey; Settlement; Transportation; Agricultural Industries; Agriculture; Communications; Public Utilities; Education; Religion; Social Life; Military; Communities; References; Appendix; Index. Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, boards are slightly curved, tiny dent on bottom edge of front board. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
HISTORY OF THE COUNTY OF ONTARIO, 1615-1875., Johnson, Leo A.
20 Johnson, Leo A. HISTORY OF THE COUNTY OF ONTARIO, 1615-1875.
Whitby, Ontario Corporation of the County of Ontario 1973 0969099606 / 9780969099604 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Good+ 
386 pp, 4to (10 1/4" H). B&w photographs, maps, drawings, tables. Contents: Foreword; Preface; The Native Peoples; Preparing for Settlement: Treaties and Surveys; Land Grants and Early Settlement, 1790-1820; Pioneer Society, 1790-1820; Immigration and Settlement, 1820-40; The Developing Agarian Society, 1820-40; Social Crisis: Conflict and Rebellion, 1820-40; Mercantile Development: Villages and Roads, 1840-51; Conflicting Vision: Education and Religion, 1840-51; The Creation of Ontario County; Farmer and Master Craftsman, 1851-71; Progress: The Idea and Its Proponents; Responses to Urbanization: Welfare and Education; The Building of the Railways; Social Crisis: Organization for Reform, 1871-75. Small bump at top of both hinges, tiny bump on bottom edge of both boards, small area of light soiling on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, heavy creasing and moderate wear at top/bottom of spine, two small tears at top of spine - archivally taped, old tape on inside of bottom of spine, light rubbing on rear panel. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
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