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THE ROYAL TOUR CANADA 1951.
1 THE ROYAL TOUR CANADA 1951.
Toronto Ryerson Press 1952 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good- 
Unpaginated, 9 1/4" H. Blue & white map endpapers, b&w photographs. Follows the then Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip on a cross country tour of Canada, with a diversion into United States for a short visit to Washington, D.C. The usual visits to provincial capitals, major industries, memorials, receptions, presentations and motorcades, but also shows the royal couple square dancing, getting wet at Niagara Falls, at a "ruby" game between Edmonton Eskimos and Winnipeg Blue Bombers, etc. Book is cocked, name and date in ink on free fron endpaper, light edge wear, slight darkening to edges of boards. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/creasing, several small edge chips and tears, light to moderate rubbing, light browning at top edge of flaps, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
BASKETMAKING., Crook, Georgia.
2 Crook, Georgia. BASKETMAKING.
Crowood, Marlborough, 2000. 
128 pp, 11" H, glazed pictorial hard covers - interior wire binding allows book to lay open flat while following diagrams - no dust jacket (as issued). ISBN 1861263104 Profusely illustrated with colour photographs and diagrams. "(This) is an insp iring introduction for the novice and intermediate basketmaker to tradtional willow and hedgerow basketry techniques using a series of clear diagrams and detailed text. A series of step-by-step projects illustrate how the techniques can be u s e d t o make simple and original baskets of traditional or contemporary design. The reader is encouraged to make bold use of locally available materials and to develop their own style of basketmaking." Colour off-set on title page from adjacen t fr on t is pi e ce, a few faint erasure marks on half-title page, slight wear at corners of boards, light rubbing on boards - including two faint indentation lines on front board. Very Good 
Price: 37.50 USD
 
 
TREES OF PENNSYLVANIA AND THE NORTHEAST., Fergus, Charles.  Illustrated by Amelia Hansen.
3 Fergus, Charles. Illustrated by Amelia Hansen. TREES OF PENNSYLVANIA AND THE NORTHEAST.
Stackpole, Mechanicsburg, PA, 2002. 
272 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 0811720926 B&w drawings. "Natural history narratives and identification information for some sixty species of trees found throughout the state and the northeast - natives and some common introduced species. A highly readable handbook and ready reference complemented by wonderful line drawings." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. Fine 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
4 Gosnell, R.E. THE YEAR BOOK OF BRITISH COLUMBIA AND MANUAL OF PROVINCIAL INFORMATION. 1903.
Victoria, B.C. Province of British Columbia 1903 Hard Cover Very Good 
394 pp, 9" H. B&w photographs, tables. Contents: Introduction; Physical Characteristics (Geology of British Columbia / Rivers and Lakes / Political Divisions / A Coast Trip / Climate); Agriculture ( Upper Mainland / Lower Mainland / Vancouver Island and Adjacent Islands / General Conditions / Fruit-growing in Okanagan / Poultry-raising in B.C. / Hog-raising / Sheep-raising / Cattle-raising / Dairying / Fruit-growing / General Farming / Dominion Census Returns / Land Returns / Prices, Current Market, Etc. / Laws Affecting Agriculture); Mining in British Columbia (Mining Statistics / Coal and Coke Production / Placer and Hydraulic Mining / Mining by Districts / Coal Mining / Iron Ores in B.C. / Coal and Coke Supply / Synopsis of Mining Laws / Gold Commissioners and Mining Recorders); The Fisheries ; Forest Wealth (Legislation Affecting Manufacture of Pulp / Timber Statistics / Timber on Dominion Lands); Educational; Provincial Health Laws; Taxation and Assessment; Municipal; Our Indians; Towns and Cities; Census of British Columbia; Railway Enterprise; Game of British Columbia; Labour and Wages; Political Information; Trade and Navigational Statistics. Slight bump to top corner of both boards, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light browning to edges of text block, very small shallow bump on rear board, very small area of surface paper loss at top of page 235, very minor edge wear. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
TO THE ARCTIC BY CANOE 1819-1821.  THE JOURNAL AND PAINTINGS OF ROBERT HOOD, MIDSHIPMAN WITH FRANKLIN., Hood, Robert.  Edited by C. Stuart Houston.
5 Hood, Robert. Edited by C. Stuart Houston. TO THE ARCTIC BY CANOE 1819-1821. THE JOURNAL AND PAINTINGS OF ROBERT HOOD, MIDSHIPMAN WITH FRANKLIN.
Montreal Arctic Institute of North America / McGill-Queen's University Press 1975 0773501924 / 9780773501928 Reprinted with Corrections Hard Cover Fine Very Good Robert Hood. 
217 pp, 11" H. B&w and colour illustrations, maps. "(In 1819, a) dedicated but ill-prepared group of Englishmen set out under instructions from the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty to seek for the Northwest Passage. They encountered every hardship and hazard during their two-year mission, a mission which culminated, almost inevitably, in the loss of many lives. One of those who died was a young midshipman, Robert Hood, who had, in spite of the many dangers and problems that beset the expedition, kept a remarkable and invaluable record, in words and paintings, of the experiences of this, the first Franklin expedition. Hood's journal, less formal and more lively than Franklin's official account, shows his appreciation of the beauty as well as the harshness of his surroundings and an awareness, unusual in his time, of some of the adverse effects on the native peoples and their environment of the coming of Europeans. His paintings are among the finest as well as the earliest records of the animals and birds of northern Canada." Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light wear and crease at top of spine, faint small line indentation on rear panel. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
ARCTIC ARTIST:  THE JOURNAL AND PAINTINGS OF GEORGE BACK, MIDSHIPMAN WITH FRANKLIN, 1819-1822., Houston, C. Stuart, editor.  Commentary by I.S. MacLaren.  (George Back.)
6 Houston, C. Stuart, editor. Commentary by I.S. MacLaren. (George Back.) ARCTIC ARTIST: THE JOURNAL AND PAINTINGS OF GEORGE BACK, MIDSHIPMAN WITH FRANKLIN, 1819-1822.
Montreal McGill - Queen's University Press 1994 0773511814 / 9780773511811 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good George Back. 
403 pp, 11" H. B&w and colour reproductions, maps. "(T)he liveliest and most complete account of Sir John Franklin's tragic first Arctic land expedition. George Back's prose captures the drama of this journey, and his superb watercolour sketches reveal the beauty and wonder of this northern land. Back's journal completes Stuart Houston's trilogy of journals of Franklin's officers, and is particularly valuable because it is the only journal that records the entire expedition; Franklin himself relied on it for his own published account of the journey. Houston provides an introduction and extensive annotations, as well as synopses of the frank comments regarding the expedition recorded in the various journals of the Hudson's Bay fur trade posts. I.S. MacLaren's commentary on Back's paintings reveal a naval officer of exceptional talent. Conversant with the artistic conventions and aesthetic temper of his age, Back used his sketchbooks not only to depict the expedition's progress but also to capture his imaginative response to the northern wilderness. MacLaren also edits and comments on two other documents by Back during the expedition: a candid letter to his brother and a poem dramatizing the disaster that claimed the lives of eleven of the twenty explorers in Franklin's party." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at bottom of spine and at top of rear panel, two very tiny dents on front panel, crease down front flap. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
THE SPRUCE LOG.  VOL. 1, NO.s 1-12, BOUND IN ONE VOLUME.  KAPUSKASING, ONT., OCT. 1946-SEPTEMBER 1947., McDonald, A., editor-In-chief.
7 McDonald, A., editor-In-chief. THE SPRUCE LOG. VOL. 1, NO.s 1-12, BOUND IN ONE VOLUME. KAPUSKASING, ONT., OCT. 1946-SEPTEMBER 1947.
Kapuskasing, Ontario Spruce Fall Power and Paper Company 1947 Hard Cover Very Good R. Pridham. 
12 issues of "The Spruce Log" bound in maroon simulated leather boards with gilt lettering on front board, 11" H. The first 11 issues are 8 pages each and the 12th is 12 pages. B&w photographs, drawings/cartoons. The company newsletter of the Spruce Falls Power and Paper Co., Ltd., contain-ing reports on departments, visitors, employees, social and sporting events, safety issues, etc. Two small splits in the paper of the rear inside hinge, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners, very light wear to edges of spine, slight darkening to edges of boards. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
MAINE BEAUTIFUL.  A PICTORIAL RECORD COVERING ALL THE COUNTIES OF MAINE, WITH TEXT BETWEEN., Nutting, Wallace.  With poems by Mildred Hobbs.
8 Nutting, Wallace. With poems by Mildred Hobbs. MAINE BEAUTIFUL. A PICTORIAL RECORD COVERING ALL THE COUNTIES OF MAINE, WITH TEXT BETWEEN.
Framingham, Massachusetts Old America Company 1924 First Edition Hard Cover Good Signed by Author
302 pp, 10 3/16" H. Green cloth, profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings. Signed by author on front free endpaper. Section headings: Explanatory; Maine; The Approaches to Maine; Maps of Maine (provides text only); The Coast of Maine; Maine from Kittery to Portland; Passama-quoddy Bay; Maine's Mountain Regions; The Lakes and Streams of Maine; Old Maine Mills; Canoeing in Maine; The Trees of Maine; Ornamental and Fruit Trees; Maine Apple Blossoms; Maine in Winter; Attractive Maine Villages; Some Maine Cities; Let Us Go Down Into Maine!; A National Asset; Something Not Beautiful; Vacationing in Maine; The Setting of a Cottage; The Country Parsonage; Welcome Home; Old Dwellings in Maine; Wells and Springs; The Superiority of Country Life; What Explorers Thought of Maine; The Romance of the Kennebec; A Wonderful Old Edifice; Dwellings at Kittery; The Empire of Aroostook; View Points in Maine; Truth and Beauty; Hidden Things Come to Light; Superlatives; The Future of Maine; Comment on Line Drawings; Some of the Pictures in Detail; Acknowledgements; Index. Small word in ink at top of front pastedown, very light soiling on top/bottom of text block, slight toning to edges of text block, light edge wear at corners and top/bottom of spine, slight separation between some page gatherings but holding firmly, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, some loss of gold on front board title block, slight fading to spine color, some slight variation in color on boards, a few very light stains on spine and rear board. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
GREAT NATURAL AREAS IN WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA., Ostrander, Stephen J.
9 Ostrander, Stephen J. GREAT NATURAL AREAS IN WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA.
Mechanicsburg, PA Stackpole 2000 0811727785 / 9780811727785 Soft Cover Near Fine 
208 pp, 8vo (9" H). B&w maps. "A comprehensive guide to 65 of the most fascinating natural areas you can visit in western Pennsylvania. Imagine a place where the only sounds are those of birds, wind, stream, and your own footsteps. Western Pennsylvania is full of beautiful natural areas where you can explore the outdoors. With this book as your guide, you can ponder the misty chasm and suspended streams at McConnells Mill, stroll through the windswept dunes at Presque Isle, or take a wild raft ride on the whitewater rapids of Ohiopyle. You'll find ideas for activities you can enjoy at each site - hiking, biking, swimming, fishing, or just restful sightseeing. Details on geology, wildlife, history, and special features of each area, as well as basic tourist information and handy locator maps, are also provided." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - one tiny soft corner crease. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
GREAT NATURAL AREAS IN WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA., Ostrander, Stephen J.
10 Ostrander, Stephen J. GREAT NATURAL AREAS IN WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA.
Mechanicsburg, PA Stackpole 2000 0811727785 / 9780811727785 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ 
208 pp, 8vo (9" H). B&w maps. "A comprehensive guide to 65 of the most fascinating natural areas you can visit in western Pennsylvania. Imagine a place where the only sounds are those of birds, wind, stream, and your own footsteps. Western Pennsylvania is full of beautiful natural areas where you can explore the outdoors. With this book as your guide, you can ponder the misty chasm and suspended streams at McConnells Mill, stroll through the windswept dunes at Presque Isle, or take a wild raft ride on the whitewater rapids of Ohiopyle. You'll find ideas for activities you can enjoy at each site - hiking, biking, swimming, fishing, or just restful sightseeing. Details on geology, wildlife, history, and special features of each area, as well as basic tourist information and handy locator maps, are also provided." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - one tiny soft corner crease, minor soiling on bottom of text block. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
NORTH AMERICAN MOOSE., Peterson, Randolph L.
11 Peterson, Randolph L. NORTH AMERICAN MOOSE.
Toronto University of Toronto 1955 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good- 
280 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, maps, tables, graphs, drawings. Chapter headings: Introduction; Taxonomy and Distribution; Palaeontological History; Post-Glacial Dispersal in North America; Moose in the Early History of North America; General Population Status; Distribution and Status of Moose in Ontario; Rate of Reproduction; General Life History; General Behaviour and Activities; Food Habits; Annotated List of the Principal Moose Food Plants of Eastern North America; Food Plants of Western North America; Habitat Studies; Relationships with Other Animals; Diseases, Parasites, and Insect Pests; Accidents; Population Studies; Management; Appendix A: A Study of Mandibular Tooth-wear as an Index to Age of Moose; Appendix B: Studies of Moose Antler Development in Relation to Age; Literature Cited; Index. Light edge wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, a few light scratches and rubbing on boards, small bump to top corner of both boards, minor soiling on top of text block. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
12 Ream, Peter T. THE FORT ON THE SASKATCHEWAN: A RESCOURCE BOOK ON FORT SASKATCHEWAN AND DISTRICT.
Fort Saskatchewan Self-published 1974 Second Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Good+ Inscribed By Author
591 pp, 9 1/4" H. Inscribed on half title page: "With best wishes, Peter T. Ream". Map endpapers, b&w photographs, maps/plans. "Starting with the area's first industry and ending with the great industrial boom of the mid-twentieth century, Peter Ream brings alive the history of one of the oldest settled areas of Alberta. (He) narrates the early Indian and fur trade activity near the mouth of the Sturgeon River - then known as Birch Hills - where the plentiful supplies of spruce and birch bark made possible the building of canoes for the long trip down the North Saskatchewan River to the Hudson Bay. It was here in the spring of 1755 that Anthony Henday camped - the first white man to penetrate into what is now the Province of Alberta. Forty years later, in 1795, a trading fort, known as Fort Augustus was established by the North-West Company and in the same year the Hudson's Bay Company built Edmonton House close by. The first settlement took place in 1872 with the arrival of Francois and Joseph Lamoureux followed in 1891 by a group of settlers from Austria and still later by the Parry Sound Colony from Ontario. The book continues through the events of early settlement and development to (the early 1970s). This is a resource book - fully documented and appendixed. The material has been thoroughly researched from such sources as the national and provincial archives, municipal records and the early records of the Oblate Fathers of St. Albert." Slight bump to top corner of pages, light edge wear, small bump to top corner of both boards. Dust jacket has light rubbing, one small and one or two tiny tears archivally taped, light edge wear/wrinkling, minor soiling on rear panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
13 Reynolds, James. GALLERY OF GHOSTS.
New York Creative Age Press 1949 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - James Reynolds. Inscribed
295 pp, 10 11/16" H. Burgundy cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front board. Boldly inscribed on half title page: "Good Fortune / James Reynolds", with single underscore and a star beneath. Vividly coloured endpapers in shades of black, red, grey, yellow and green, showing castle, banners and spears. Colour frontispiece and 23 full-page b&w illustrations - one preceding each story. These tales of hauntings come from England, France, Belgium, Portugal, Holland, Italy, Saxony, Hungary, Norway, India and the United States. Minor rubbing on boards, light fading to spine color, three small corner bumps, slight toning to page margins, light browning to edges of text block. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
THE HOUSEHOLD CAVALRY JOURNAL (INCORPORATING "THE ACORN" AND 'THE BLUE AND ROYAL").  VOL. No.1 1993., Tabor, P.J., Major, editor.
14 Tabor, P.J., Major, editor. THE HOUSEHOLD CAVALRY JOURNAL (INCORPORATING "THE ACORN" AND 'THE BLUE AND ROYAL"). VOL. No.1 1993.
1993. 
92 pp, 11 11/16" H, soft cover (magazine format). Profusely illustrated in color and b&w. Interior - small soft bump to top corner of textblock, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - soft crease at corners of covers, very minor edge wear. Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
LEGACY: THE NATURAL HISTORY OF ONTARIO., Theberge, John B., ed.  With Mary T. Theberge, David Barr, Theodore Mosquin.  Don Bonner, cartographer.
15 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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