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1 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
 
 
CREDIT VALLEY GATEWAY: THE STORY OF PORT CREDIT., Clarkson, Betty.
2 Clarkson, Betty. CREDIT VALLEY GATEWAY: THE STORY OF PORT CREDIT.
Port Credit, Ontario Port Credit Public Library Board, Port Credit, Ontario, 1967. 1967 Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 
230 pp, 8vo (9" H) - green cloth with gold lettering on spine/front board. B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. Chapter headings: A Look at Port Credit Today; The Early Years; The Mississauga Indians and Trading; John Graves Simcoe; The Government Inn; Sale of Indian Land 1805; The Old Survey; The War of 1812-14; The Government Builds an Indian Village; Early Neighbours; The Mouth of the Credit; The Government Plans a Village and Harbour; Rebellion Years 1837; Growth of the Village; Government; The 1850's and the Railway; The Great Fire of 1855; Telegraph and Stonehookers; Mr. Capreol and Confederation; A Ride Through Port Credit in 1880; The End of the Century; Port Credit Becomes a Resort Area; Industry and Education; Port Credit Becomes an Incorporated Village; The Harbour; Yesterday and Today; A Walk Through the Old Section; Bibliography; Acknowledgements; Index. Two tiny corner bumps, light wear at corners and top/bottom of spine, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very minor soiling, faint foxing marks near fore-edge of copyright and dedication pages. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
FOURTH ENTRANCE TO HURONIA:  THE HISTORY OF OWEN SOUND., Croft, Melba Morris.
3 Croft, Melba Morris. FOURTH ENTRANCE TO HURONIA: THE HISTORY OF OWEN SOUND.
Owen Sound, Ontario Self-published 1980 0969031521 / 9780969031529 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good- Signed by Author
352 pp, 11 1/4" H. Dark blue boards with silver lettering on spine, silver lettering/crest on front board - no dust jacket (as issued). Signed by author on page 352. Pictorial endpapers, b&w photographs, reproductions, maps. Contents: Tread of the Moccasin; The Transition; The chronological history of Owen Sound; Artist Authors, Photographers, Potters; Boat Listings (By the Year); The Political Scene; Ministers & Priests; Bibliography; Glimpse Into the Future (Pictures); General Index. Tiny stain at top edge of front endpapers, slight bump at top corner of boards, bump to bottom corner of both boards and at top/bottom of spine, a few tiny minor scuffs on rear board. 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
LOVELL'S GAZETTEER OF BRITISH NORTH AMERICA:  CONTAINING THE LATEST AND MOST AUTHENTIC DESCRIPTIONS OF OVER SIX THOUSAND CITIES, TOWNS AND VILLAGES, Crossby, P.A., editor.
4 Crossby, P.A., editor. LOVELL'S GAZETTEER OF BRITISH NORTH AMERICA: CONTAINING THE LATEST AND MOST AUTHENTIC DESCRIPTIONS OF OVER SIX THOUSAND CITIES, TOWNS AND VILLAGES
Montreal John Lovell 1873 Hard Cover Good 
464 pp +(4 pp) 'List of Montreal Telegraph Company's Own Offices' + 115 pp 'The Railway and Steamboat Routes in British North America; Accompanied by a Table Showing the Cities, Towns and Villages, Alphabetically Arranged, and Giving the Distances from Each Place to the Nearest Station or Port; + (1 pp) Addenda/Errata + 44 pp (Advertising Section). Title page continues: "In the Provinces of Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island, Manitoba, British Columbia, and the North West Territories; and General Information, Drawn from Official Sources, as to the Names, Locality, Extent, etc., of over Fifteen Hundred Lakes and Rivers, with a Table of Routes, Showing the Proximity of the Railroad Stations, and Sea, Lake and River Ports, to the Cities, Towns, Villages, etc., in the Several Provinces." Black cloth with gold lettering/decoration on spine, gold crest on front board. Laid in at front is a partial column newspaper clipping dated 1874, calling for proposals for "the erection of a line of telegraph along the general route of the Canadian Pacific Railway". Some small areas of surface paper loss on inside hinges, very light browning to pages, light water stain at fore-edge of rear endpapers, browning to edges of text block, light to moderate edge wear, moderate wrinkling to cloth on boards, light soiling/rubbing. 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
A GLIMPSE OF EMPIRE., Douglas-Home, Jessica.
5 Douglas-Home, Jessica. A GLIMPSE OF EMPIRE.
Wilby, Norwich Michael Russell 2011 0859553213 / 9780859553216 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
131 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w photographs. "(T)he story of a young Anglo-Irish beauty's visit to Delhi for the 1911 Royal Durbar, where a new King, George V, is to be proclaimed Emperor to reinforce the loyalty to the Crown of India's ruling Princes. For a fortnight of relentless ceremony, unheard of extravagance and imposing military spectacle, in the setting of a vast Tented City complete with its own farms, railway, telegraph and post offices, Lilah Wingfield meets many of the most remarkable colonial characters of the day, including some of the foremost Indian Princes, vying to stage the most lavish display to prove their devotion to the Raj. As the tents are dismantled, Lilah travels through India - to the dangerous Khyber Pass on the Afghan border, to Rajasthan, to the gory sites of the Mutiny and to stay with India's only female ruler, the Begum of Bhopal. Her diary shows her deepening awareness of the ambivalence of certain maharajahs towards British Rule even while she is being entertained royally in their lakeside palaces. Her Irish upbringing gives her an instictive feeling for the mixture of their longing for independence and an affection for the mother country." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has a few tiny/small dints on hinges, very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, tiny chip at bottom of spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
6 Green, Alice. Alberton Historical Group. FOOTPRINTS ON THE SANDS OF TIME: A HISTORY OF ALBERTON.
Alberton, P.E.I. Alberton Historical Group 1980 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
341 pp, 8vo (9" H). B&w photographs, maps. A history of Alberton, Prince Edward Island. Chapter Headings: Early Settlement; The Town of Alberton; Alberton - A Business Community; Modes of Travel; Communication; Education; Churches; Twenty Biographical Sketches; The Alberton Museum; Law Enforcement; Alberton Court Houses; Entertainment; Industries and Crafts; Medical Care; Exhibitions; Library Services in Alberton; Town Councils; Childhood Memories by Blanche England; Fires and Fire Protection; Alberton's Doctors, Dentists and Lawyers; Uncle Joe's Stories; The Lighter Side; Accidental Deaths; An Island Poet; Youthful Alberton Poets; Sports; The Alberton Women's Institute; Senior Citizens Facilities; Other Organizations; Maps; Bibliography. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light fading to spine color, minor soiling/rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
CHIEF ENGINEER:  LIFE OF A NATION BUILDER - SANFORD FLEMING., Green, Lorne.
7 Green, Lorne. CHIEF ENGINEER: LIFE OF A NATION BUILDER - SANFORD FLEMING.
Dundurn, Toronto, 1993. 
191 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1550021958 B&w photographs. "(T)he story of one of the most creative, adventurous, and yet too-often overlooked giants of the Industrial Age - Canada's Sandford Fleming. His influence spanned the North American continent and beyond. As chief engineer of the Intercolonial and Canadian Pacific railways, he shaped and steered the greatest engineering challenge of his day: the laying of the ribbons of railway steel that bound together a fledgling country. He can be credited as well with the telegraph cables that began to criss-cross the globe. Few are aware that it was Fleming who gave us the system of universal time. He also designed the first Canadian adhesive postage stamp, which was issued in 1851. Sandford Fleming's triumphs are all the greater considering the natural and human adversities obstructing every step of his way. Jealousies, back-stabbing, pork-barrel politics, and bureaucratic ineptitude were as intrinsic to mega-projects then as they are now. Fleming's life story constitutes a compelling and universal drama." Previous owner's name/date in ink on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has corner crease on front flap. Very Good+/Very Good + 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
RAILWAYS IN THE NIAGARA PENINSULA:  THEIR DEVELOPMENT, PROGRESS AND COMMUNITY SIGNIFICANCE., Jackson, John N. and Burtniak, John.
8 Jackson, John N. and Burtniak, John. RAILWAYS IN THE NIAGARA PENINSULA: THEIR DEVELOPMENT, PROGRESS AND COMMUNITY SIGNIFICANCE.
Mika, Belleville, Ontario, 1978, first edition. 
239 pp, 4to (11 5/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions, maps. Chapter headings: Introduction: The Callenge of Railways; The Great Western Railway; North-South Railway Routes; Railways in the South of the Peninsula; The Foundation of Inter-Urban Railways; Railway Bridges at the International Border; The Urban Impact of Railways; The Overall Impact and Significance of Railways. Minor browning to pages, light browning to edges of text block, light cigarette smoke odor, wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear, a few tiny closed tears - some with creases, light edge wrinkling, very light rubbing. Very Good-/Very Good- 
Price: 95.00 USD
 
 
EDMONTON TRADER:  THE STORY OF JOHN A. McDOUGALL., MacGregor, James G.
9 MacGregor, James G. EDMONTON TRADER: THE STORY OF JOHN A. McDOUGALL.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1963 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good- 
262 pp, 9 1/4" H. Map endpapers, b&w photographs, maps, reproductions. "John A. McDougall left his Ontario home in 1873 to seek his fortune in the West, first as a fur trader on the Fort Carlton Trail, and then for some fifty years as a merchant in Edmonton (population forty when he first arrived there in 1879). During his lifetime he saw the Indians signing their lands over to the Crown; watched the hamlet of Edmonton by-passed by the railroad and later cut off for weeks by hostile Indians during the second Riel Rebellion. He experienced the Edmonton boom when the Klondike rush began and the decline resulting from the gradual abandonment of the overland route to the Yukon. A long hard climb to prosperity followed. (This book) throws new light on an important section of Canadian history and illustrates the magnitude of the changes that have taken place in the West in the past hundred years." Very light browning to spine and to edges of boards. Dust jacket has several edge tears archivally taped, a few small scuffs/rub marks, very light fading on spine/hinges, some light soiling on hinges, very small closed tear on front hinge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
10 MacKay, Donald. THE PEOPLE'S RAILWAY: A HISTORY OF CANADIAN NATIONAL.
Vancouver Douglas & McIntyre 1992 1550540629 / 9781550540628 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
328 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H). B&w photographs, maps, graphs, reproductions. "The story of railways in Canada is the history of the country itself, and no railway has had a history more entwined with the politics of the nation than Canadian National. Donald MacKay captures the drama of the CN story from the company's beginnings in the bitter aftermath of World War I to the challenges it faces today. He profiles top executives and explores the development of railway culture through interviews with the workers who have been the lifeblood of CN throughout the years." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of hinges. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, slight fading to spine color, very light rubbing on rear panel. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE PEOPLE'S RAILWAY:  A HISTORY OF CANADIAN NATIONAL., MacKay, Donald.
11 MacKay, Donald. THE PEOPLE'S RAILWAY: A HISTORY OF CANADIAN NATIONAL.
Vancouver Douglas & McIntyre 1992 1550540629 / 9781550540628 Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
328 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H). B&w photographs, maps, graphs, reproductions. "The story of railways in Canada is the history of the country itself, and no railway has had a history more entwined with the politics of the nation than Canadian National. Donald MacKay captures the drama of the CN story from the company's beginnings in the bitter aftermath of World War I to the challenges it faces today. He profiles top executives and explores the development of railway culture through interviews with the workers who have been the lifeblood of CN throughout the years." Faint erased pencil mark on free front endpaper, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one small and one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few soft edge creases, minor rubbing. 
Price: 18.00 USD
 
 
ADVERTISING: SELLING THE CONSUMER., Mahin, John Lee.  Inscribed.
12 Mahin, John Lee. Inscribed. ADVERTISING: SELLING THE CONSUMER.
Doubleday, Page / Associated Advertising Clubs of the World, n.p., 1919. 
298 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover (maroon cloth with gold lettering on spine and front board). INSCRIBED ON FRONT FREE ENDPAPER: "TO G.W.E. ATKINS WITH EVERY GOOD WISH JOHN LEE MAHIN". (G.W.E. Atkins was Vice President of Western Union Telegraph Comp any.) Chapter headings: Advertising Can Only Appeal to Free Dollars; How Markets Benefit Both Consumer and Producer; Salesmanship is Service; How the Salesman Becomes a Producer; Advertising is Selling the Group; What the Manufacturer Owes t h e C o n s umer; What the Consumer Owes the Manufacturer; The Tools of Advertising; Advertising Mediums; Advertising Mediums (Continued); Building and Testing an Advertisement; Application of the Five Tests; Advertising and Selling Through the Ord in ar y C ha nn el s of Trade; How the Middleman Serves the Consumer; Retail Advertising - Preparation; Retail Advertising - Methods and Mediums; Retail Advertising - Making Good; Price Maintenance; Cooperation Between Salesmen and Advertising - Sa lem an, t he Clo ser - Advertising, the Missionary; Advertising Opportunities; The Advertising Manager; The Advertising Solicitor; Mail-Order Advertising; National Advertising and Exclusive Dealers; Trademarks; Prestige-building Advertising; Can t he C omme rci al Valu e of Go od-will be Accurately Appraised?; The Advertising Agency; How Much More Can be Given the Consumer? Light foxing marks on end papers, one page with small corner crease, book lightly cracked at four places, 2" fore-edge crea se/bu mp f rom appr ox. p age 72 to 102, slight browning to pages, browning to edges of text block, one tiny corner bump, fading to spine color, scattered loss of color on rear board and bottom of front board, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine . Goo d- 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
MODERN ENGLAND, VOLUME II: FROM THE REFORM BILL TO THE ACCESSION OF EDWARD VII., McCarthy, Justin.
13 McCarthy, Justin. MODERN ENGLAND, VOLUME II: FROM THE REFORM BILL TO THE ACCESSION OF EDWARD VII.
T. Fisher Unwin, London, [1912], Third impression, with a new epilogue. 
360 pp, 8vo, HC, The Story of the Nations series, volume 52, Subscription Edition. Chapters include: The Convict Ship; Tithes and State Church in Ireland; Queen Victoria; Foundation of the Canadian Dominion; The Chartist Collapse; Steam, Telegraph and Postage; "The Stockdale Case"; The Opium Question; The Irish National Movement; Peel's Triumph and Fall; Crimea and Cawnpore; The Waning Century; Lord Beaconsfield; Mr. Gladstone; The Close of Some Great Careers; Literature, Art and Science. B &w drawings and photos. Top of text block dust stained, patches of light browning to bottom of text block near spine and at fore edge. Light creasing to top and bottom of spine and some light scuffing, approx. 1/4" dent near top of spine with scratch inside. Very minor edge wear elsewhere. Free endpapers starting to brown. Boards are medium blue with white, dark blue and gilt decoration. VG- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A CENTURY OF WESTERN ONTARIO:  THE STORY OF LONDON, "THE FREE PRESS," AND WESTERN ONTARIO, 1849-1959., Miller, Orlo.
14 Miller, Orlo. A CENTURY OF WESTERN ONTARIO: THE STORY OF LONDON, "THE FREE PRESS," AND WESTERN ONTARIO, 1849-1959.
Toronto Ryerson Press 1949 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good- 
289 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w plates. "(T)he story of Southwestern Ontario as reflected in the columns of 'The London Free Press' for the last hundred years. By its very nature a newspaper is a diary of the times, a mirror held to the contemporary scene in its various aspects - local, national and international. Orlo Miller, a former staff member of (the paper), having spent several years in research, here presents a lively and readable account of what has taken place in the last ten decades. Here is no collection of dry statistical data but rather real, living, flesh-and-blood people taking part in historic incidents as reavealed in the yellowed columns. The growth of London from a struggling backwoods village to the metropolis of the smiling countryside of Western Ontario and the parallel expansion of 'The London Free Press' from a tiny weekly, struggling for survival, to one of Canada's leading daily newspapers form the twin themes from which Orlo Miller has skilfully spun a single story." Light wrinkling and light fading (1/4") at bottom of spine, very light fading to spine color. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, small piece missing at top of spine, a few tiny and small edge chips, light rubbing/soiling, old tape at inside top/bottom edges, faint water stain at bottom of spine. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
15 Selby, John. Foreword by Major-General F.C. Graham. THE THIN RED LINE OF BALACLAVA.
London Hamish Hamilton 1970 241019001 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Good- 
257 pp, 9 1/4" H. Map endpapers, b&w and colour illustrations - photographs, reproductions, maps/battle plans. "(T)he Charge (of the Light Brigade) was only a vivid firework display on the fringe of the main action. It was the Highland Brigade and in particular the 93rd Highlanders, the 'Thin Red Line' of the title, under the inspiring leadership of Sir Colin Campell who really saved the day. This new narrative of the battle, based exclusively on eye-witness reports from British, French and Russian sources, presents the conflict as a coherent whole. Here are Raglan, Cardigan, Lucan, Campbell and Scarlett; Bosquet and Canrobert; the staff officers, the surgeons, the lady spectators, the war corres-pondents, the ordinary soldiers on both sides. The political manoeuvring, the armies arriving in the Crimea, the Allied success at Alma, the ravages of cholera, Inkerman 'the soldier's battle', Tchernaya, the storming of the Redan, the siege of Sebastopol, the influence of Florence Nightingale and Maitre-chef Soyer - this is the Crimean War, a struggle which need not have taken place, which produced no decisive solution, and which demonstrated with appalling clarity the inefficiencies of the British High Command." Light edge wear - mainly on bottom edge of boards, a few tiny shallow bumps to bottom edge of boards, small bump at bottom corner of rear boards - migrates into corner of approx. last 12 page leaves, minor browning to top edge of boards, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, one or two tiny edge tears, very light browning on spine and at top edge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
16 Telfer, W.P. HUMBOLDT ON THE CARLTON TRAIL.
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Modern Press 1975 First Printing, Limited Edition. Hard Cover Very Good Urban Lukan. 
84 pp, oblong (8 3/4" H x 11" D). Copyright page states 'Limited Edition', but no limitation details supplied. Light brown cloth with black lettering on spine, black lettering & decoration on front board. B&w photographs, maps, drawings. A local history of Humboldt, Saskatchewan. Contents: Acknowledgements; Introduction; The First White Visitors; The Red River Cart; The Carlton Trail; The Dominion Telegraph; The Weldons; The Death of Birdie; Alfred von Lindeburgh; The Suicide at Round Hill; The Diary of Elizabeth McFadden; 1880-1884; 1885 - The Rebellion Year; Tom Hourie's Swimming Feat; The Indian Capture at Dead Moose Lake; The Humboldt Stone; The Stage Coach Holdup; Epilogue - The Settlers Arrive; Bibliography; Alexander von Humboldt. Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight bump at bottom corner of both boards. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
MAGNUS VOLK OF BRIGHTON., Volk, Conrad.
17 Volk, Conrad. MAGNUS VOLK OF BRIGHTON.
Phillimore, London, (1971), first edition. 
240 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates. "Born in Brighton in 1851, Magnus Volk was a true pioneer of electrical engineering. While still in his early twenties he was employing a dozen or more workpeople, making a simple telegraph set which sold all over the world. In 1879, when he married, his house was the first in Brighton to have electric lighting...It was in 1883 that he built his original little railway in Great Britain. This was the start of a long struggle against both man and nature; but Magnus reacted typically to opposition, and extended the line - twice. Not content with this, he built another railway further east - a truly fantastic conception, nick-named 'Daddy-Long-Legs'. The book tells the extraordinary story of the electric motor-car he made; of the order he received for another like it from the Sultan of Turkey - surely the earliest export order for a car ever to reach this country; and of his visit to Constantinople to deliver it in person. Then there were the telephone exchanges, the electric launches, the submarine mines, the X-Ray equipment...and still the list could be lengthened. Local and family history, topography, Victoriana, engineering archives, the history of motoring and aviation - there is plenty here, in both text and illustration, for all whose interests lie expecially in these fields; while for the general reader there is the story of a whole - written simply and not without humour; a record of endeavour, of dogged tenacity in the face of relentless opposition and ill-fortune. A study, in short, of a very remarkable man." Slight bump at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, has very light rubbing, and is price clipped. VG +/VG 
Price: 55.00 USD
 


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