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THE ILLUSTRATED ATLAS OF JERUSALEM., Bahat, Dan.  With Chaim T. Rubinstein.  Introduction by Eric Meyers.  Translated by Shlomo Ketko.
1 Bahat, Dan. With Chaim T. Rubinstein. Introduction by Eric Meyers. Translated by Shlomo Ketko. THE ILLUSTRATED ATLAS OF JERUSALEM.
Simon and Schuster, New York, 1990. 
152 pp, 4to (11 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0134516427 "Lavishly illustrated with more than 400 color illustrations, the Atlas looks at the history of Jerusalem with maps, drawings, and isometric reconstructions, all updated with the latest archaeological evidence. Jerusalem is perhaps the most interesting city on earth. Sacred to Jews, Christians, and Muslims alike, it dates back to at least the third millenium BCE. David made it his capital; Solomon glorified it with his Te mple; it fell to Babylonia in 586 BCE and was rebuilt by Ezra and Nehemiah; it was the city of the Maccabees and of the Herods, and the place where Jesus was tried and crucified. Titus razed its buildings and destroyed the Temple in 70 CE. A f t e r t he revolt of Bar Kochba, the Romans made Jerusalem a pagan shrine. Jerusalem fell to the Crusaders in 1099; in 1187, Muslims, led by Saladin, captured the city and held it almost continuously until the British took control after World Wa r I. Th e B ritish Mandate ended in 1948 when the State of Israel was born. In 1967, Israel reunited the city. Special features in the Atlas include: concise, easy-to-read text; four-color illustrations, maps, drawings, and photos throughout ; de fi nit i ve an d a uthoritative information; selected bibliography of further readings; thorough index; an up-to-date approach, based on the latest findings. For anyone interested in biblical archaeology; geography; Jewish studies, culture, an d his tor y; a nd th e h isto ry and culture of the Middle East, (this book) is certain to be an invaluable resource." Minor bump at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling, small tear aat bottom of spine - archivally taped , v er y lig ht r ubbin g. Ver y Go od+/V ery Good 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
RECOLLECTIONS OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE ATHABASCA OIL SANDS., Ells, S.C.
2 Ells, S.C. RECOLLECTIONS OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE ATHABASCA OIL SANDS.
Ottawa Department of Mines and Technical Surveys 1962 Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
114 pp, 10 7/8" H. B&w photographs, maps. Contents: Foreword; Preface; Introduction; Initial Exploration and Surveys; Paving With Oil Sands; Quarrying; Topographical Surveys; Test Pits; Drilling; Separation and Refining; In Retrospect; Epilogue; Bibliography of Reports and Maps; Appendix: Exploration in Northern Saskatchewan. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - Tiny tear at bottom of spine, large soft crease at bottom corner of front cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
NARRATIVE OF A SECOND EXPEDITION TO THE SHORES OF THE POLAR SEA IN THE YEARS 1825, 1826, AND 1827.  INCLUDING AN ACCOUNT OF THE PROGRESS OF A DETACHMENT TO THE EASTWARD BY JOHN RICHARDSON, M.D., F.R.S., F.L.S., SURGEON AND NATURALIST TO THE EXPEDITI, Franklin, John, Captain.  With John Richardson, M.D.  Introduction by Leslie H. Neatby.
3 Franklin, John, Captain. With John Richardson, M.D. Introduction by Leslie H. Neatby. NARRATIVE OF A SECOND EXPEDITION TO THE SHORES OF THE POLAR SEA IN THE YEARS 1825, 1826, AND 1827. INCLUDING AN ACCOUNT OF THE PROGRESS OF A DETACHMENT TO THE EASTWARD BY JOHN RICHARDSON, M.D., F.R.S., F.L.S., SURGEON AND NATURALIST TO THE EXPEDITI
Charles E. Tuttle, Rutland, Vermont, 1971, first Tuttle facsimile edition. 
xl, 320 pp, clvii (appendices), small 4to (10 1/2" H), hard cover (bright red cloth with black title blocks/gold lettering on spine), in dust jacket and original shipping carton. Six maps in pocket at rear and 31 plates throughout text - collated. ISBN 0804810087 "In two expeditions between 1819 and 1827, Franklin discovered and mapped nearly two thousand miles of arctic coastline; by far the greater part of this was accomplished on the second journey, the subject of the this present 'Narrative'. Franklin's plan for the second expedition was carefully devised to avoid the limited success and costly loss of life experienced by the first party. Dr. John Richardson again accompanied him, as did Lieutenant George Back and the Eskimo interpreter, Augustus. Establishing a base on Great Bear Lake, Franklin descended the Mackenzie River with four boats of his own design. At the mouth, Richardson took two vessels eastward to map the coastline between the Mackenzie and the Coppermine River; Franklin travelled westward to explore the coast as far as Icy Cape on the northwest shoulder of Alaska. He expected to meet Captain Beechey who would be sailing eastward from Icy Cape and thus complete the charts between the Mackenzie and the Pacific. While Richardson carried his task to its successful conclusion, Franklin and Beechey were prevented from meeting by persistent fog and impassable ice fields. Under orders to return to his base before the end of the brief Arctic summer, Franklin reluctantly turned back, leaving an undiscovered gap of only one hundred and fifty miles between himself and Beechey's ship. The two branches of the expedition had together mapped twelve hundred miles of coastline, establishing the commander as a man who would add more to the shape of the continent than any other in history. Franklin's account of the expedition reveals a rugged veracity equal to the task." Appendices: Topographical and Geological Notices, by Dr. Richardson, R.N.; Meteorological Tables, arranged from the Registers kept at Fort Franklin, by the Officers of the Expedition, by Dr. Richardson; Observations on Solar Radiation, by Dr. Richardson; Observations on the Velocity of Sound at different Temperatures, by L ieutenant Kendall, R.N.; Observations for Latitude, Longitude, and Variations, by Captain Franklin, R.N.; Observations relative to the daily Variation of the Horizontal Magnetic Needle, by Captain Franklin; On the Aurora Borealis, by Captain Franklin. Dust jacket is price clipped; has very minor wear at bottom of spine; light wrinkling at top of spine, bottom of flap-folds and at top of rear flap. Shipping carton has light edge wear, sticker pull on side panel, small piece of surface paper loss and faint watermark/slight rust on staples on bottom panel, very light rubbing. Fine/Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 135.00 USD
 
 
4 Harris, Henry. Introduced by Brigadier Peter Young. THE ALMA 1854. KNIGHT'S BATTLES FOR WARGAMERS.
London Charles Knight 1971 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket - (as issued) 
65 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), glazed pictorial boards. Maps/battle plans. Contents: Summary of the battle; Timetable; Order of Battle of the Armies; The Rival Armies in 1854 - The British, The French, The Turks, The Russians; Topography of the Crimea; Events leading up to the landing; Plans for battle; The French part in the battle; The British Battle - I; The British Battle - II; The British Battle - III Victory. Interior - tiny speck in gutter of and light cracking at half-title page. Exterior - light rubbing, light edge wear to corners and top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
REPORT ON BOW RIVER POWER AND STORAGE INVESTIGATIONS.  SEASONS 1911-12-13. SESSIONAL PAPER NO. 25e.  WATER RESOURCES PAPER NO. 2., Hendry, M.C.
5 Hendry, M.C. REPORT ON BOW RIVER POWER AND STORAGE INVESTIGATIONS. SEASONS 1911-12-13. SESSIONAL PAPER NO. 25e. WATER RESOURCES PAPER NO. 2.
Ottawa Department of The Interior, Water Power Branch 1914 Stapled in Wraps Good 
345 pp, 9 3/4" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs (48 - including frontispiece), diagrams (29), tables (24) - (collated). ***Please note: the Table of Contents references a pocket containing maps and plans, but this is not present.*** Chapter Headings: Summary of Investigations; Bow River; Ice; Meteorological Phenomena; Run-Off; Existing Developments (Au Claire Plant / Lake Louise Plant / Horseshoe Falls Plant / Kananaskis Falls Plant / Market / Growth of Power Demand Investigation); Possible Developments (General / Bow Fort Site / Estimates of Cost / Mission Site / Estimates of Cost / Ghost Site / Estimates of Cost / Radnor Site / Estimates of Cost / Cascade Power Plant); Storage (Storage / Lake Minnewanka / Spray River and Lakes / Creation of Storage at Spray Lake / Bow Lake Storage / Estimated Cost); Elbow River; Additional Storage Inspections (Kananaskis River and Lakes / Cost / Hector Lake / Pipestone Creek / Baker Creek / Johnston Creek / Vermilion and Redearth Creeks / Brewster Creek / Ghost River); Benefits of Storage; Irrigation; Appendices; Index. Interior - minor rust on staples, small bump to top corner of rear half of pages and very small bump to top corner of front half of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - 1" tear at top and bottom of front hinge, some soft edge wrinkling, very small ink stain and two rub lines on front cover, very small pieces missing from top of spine, wrinkling on spine. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
THOMAS DAVIES IN EARLY CANADA., Hubbard, R.H., edited with introduction by.
6 Hubbard, R.H., edited with introduction by. THOMAS DAVIES IN EARLY CANADA.
Canada Oberon 1972 0887500684 / 9780887500688 Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good - 
64 pp, oblong 8vo (8 1/4" H x 11 1/4" D). Profusely illustrated with reproductions of Davies' works in colour and b&w. "When most people think of the early Canadian landscape they think of William Henry Bartlett. Actually, Bartlett was by no means the only painter in early Canada, nor was he the best. One of the earliest, and one of the best of them all, was Thomas Davies. Davies first came to Canada in the seventeen-fifties. He came again in the sixties and then again in the eighties. He came as a commissioned officer in the Royal Artillery. His job was to record the topography of the country for military purposes. But he did much more than that. He preserved for us an exact and faithful likeness of the people, the towns and above all the landscape of early Canada. Little was known of his work until 1953, when a collection of his views was sold at Christie's. Twenty of these were bought by the National Gallery of Canada, others by the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. It is now possible for the first time to appreciate the remarkable quality of his work. His water-colours are brimful of authentic details of early life in Canada. And they possess a calm and vivid beauty seen nowhere else in Canadian landscapes of the period." Most pages have a very soft small indentation and/or soft handling creases - more on page leaf 23/24, nine page leaves have a crease at top gutter area from manufacturing process, two tiny corner bumps on boards. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light rubbing, very light browning on spine and at edges, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
7 Judd, W.W., ed. A NATURALIST'S GUIDE TO ONTARIO.
University of Toronto Press, (Toronto, 1965), reprint. 
210 pp, large 8vo, HC. A valuable guide for the naturalist and nature enthusiast - helps locate various regions, which particular species can be found where and specific information about particularly interesting local features. Contains maps, general descriptions of geology, flora and fauna & over forty regional guides. Previous owner's name on ffep. Dust jacket has several closed tears, chips and wear at edges, light/moderate soiling. VG/G+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE PLACE-NAMES OF LANCASHIRE., Mills, David.
8 Mills, David. THE PLACE-NAMES OF LANCASHIRE.
B.T. Batsford, London, 1986. 
154 pp, 8 7/16" H, soft cover. ISBN 0713452366 "The place names of Lancashire are as fascinating as any in Britain, but until the appearance of this book, there had been none to which the interested layman could readily turn for an explanation of their origins and meaning. David Mills, who is a professional medievalist and philologist as well as being an amateur local historian, has made available for the local enthusiast, in a form that can be readily understood, the specialist work done b y Eilert Ekwall and other scholars. In addition to the A-Z gazetteer of place names, Dr Mills provides extensive background information about the history, patterns of settlement, topography, administration and language of the country and explains t he principles on which the gazetteer has been selected and arranged." Interior - previous owner's small notation, place, date and signature on half-title page; otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, ve ry small bump at bottom of spine, a few small soft creases on covers. Very Good 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
ALTITUDES IN MANITOBA., Montgomery, R.H.
9 Montgomery, R.H. ALTITUDES IN MANITOBA.
Ottawa Edmond Cloutier 1942 Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
114 pp, 9 3/4" H. Surveys and Engineering Branch, Geodetic Survey of Canada - Publication No. 46. Contents: General; The Precise Level Net of Canada; Canadian Geodetic Datum; Control Levelling in Manitoba; Sources of Information; Selection and Arrangement of Data; Abbreviations; Highest and Lowest Altitudes in Manitoba; Altitudes in Manitoba; Altitudes along Manitoba-Ontario Boundary. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor wear at top/bottom of rear hinge, small slight bump to fore-edge of book, small ghost sticker mark on front cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
ALTITUDES IN SASKATCHEWAN - SOUTH OF LATITUDE 51 30'.  LEVELLING., Montgomery, R.H.
10 Montgomery, R.H. ALTITUDES IN SASKATCHEWAN - SOUTH OF LATITUDE 51 30'. LEVELLING.
Ottawa F.A. Acland 1933 Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
82 pp, 9 3/4" H. Geodetic Survey of Canada - Publication No. 47. Contents: General; The Precise Level Net of Canada; Standard Datum in Canada; Control Levelling in Saskatchewan; Sources of Information; Selection and Arrangement of Data; Abbreviations; Highest and Lowest Altitudes in Saskatchewan; Altitudes in Saskatchewan south of Latitude 51 30'. Interior - tiny tear at top/bottom of hinge of first 20 pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - tiny tear at top/bottom of front hinge, minor edge wear/wrinkling, very small crease ar corners of front cover, small sticker mark on front cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
CATALOGUS VAN KAARTEN.  UITGEGEVEN DOOR DE TOPOGRAFISCHE DIENST.  JUNI 1968., N/A.
11 N/A. CATALOGUS VAN KAARTEN. UITGEGEVEN DOOR DE TOPOGRAFISCHE DIENST. JUNI 1968.
Topografische Dienst, Delft, 1968. 
30 pp text (DUTCH ONLY) + 18 colour and b&w maps (several fold-out). Interior - a few pages with tiny soft crease at top corner, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear/wrinkling, very light rubbing/soil ing. Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
AS THE DAYS OF NOAH:  THE CHRISTIAN'S GUIDE THROUGH WORLD CHAOS., Nash, C.J., Rev.  Foreword by the Rev. T.C. Hammond.
12 Nash, C.J., Rev. Foreword by the Rev. T.C. Hammond. AS THE DAYS OF NOAH: THE CHRISTIAN'S GUIDE THROUGH WORLD CHAOS.
Marshall, Morgan & Scott, London, n.d. 
121 pp, 7 1/4" H, soft cover with attached jacket. B&w frontispiece. "This book gives in a lucid form the information made available through the labours of archaeologists. It strengthens conviction in the trustworthiness of the Bible and emphasis es the central truths of the Gospel. It shows how archaeology reveals the fulfilment of prophecy to prepare the way for the Second Advent." Contents: Foreword; Introduction; The People, the Land and the King; God's Book - The Bible; The L a n d o f P romise; In the Beginning - The Origin of Religion; Noah, Abraham, Ur of the Chaldees; Moses and Joshua; Jeremiah, Nebuchadnezzar and the Discoveries at Lachish; Palestine and Christ; The World Outlook: The Christian's Hope; The World 's N ee d: Th e C hr istian's Challenge; God's Answer: The Christian's Message; The Christian's Power: The Holy Spirit; The Christian's Expectation: The Second Advent; A Word for the Final Hour; The Last Hour. Interior - one soft dog-ear crease. Ex ter ior - b ook m od era tely cocked, has fading and wrinkling on spine, areas of light fading on front cover, light edge wear/wrinkling, light to moderate rubbing, light soiling. Reading copy only. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE FISHERMEN'S CHAPEL, SAINT BRELADE, JERSEY:  ITS ARCHAEOLOGY, ARCHITECTURE, WALL PAINTINGS AND CONSERVATION., Rodwell, Warwick.  Sections/contributions by Ursula Fuhrer, Gottfried Hauff, Sven Mieth, Margaret Finlaison, Juliet Rogers.
13 Rodwell, Warwick. Sections/contributions by Ursula Fuhrer, Gottfried Hauff, Sven Mieth, Margaret Finlaison, Juliet Rogers. THE FISHERMEN'S CHAPEL, SAINT BRELADE, JERSEY: ITS ARCHAEOLOGY, ARCHITECTURE, WALL PAINTINGS AND CONSERVATION.
Societe Jersiaise and The Rector and Churchwardens of Saint Brelade, 1990. 
171 pp, small 4to (10 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, plans, drawings (some fold-out), maps, reproductions, color plates. ISBN 0901897191 "Externally, the Fishermen's Chapel is a plain, rectangular structure with no sign of ornamentation or suggestion of the glory that it holds within. But once inside, the visitor is confronted with an experience of unparalleled delight: the walls and the stone-vaulted ceiling are covered with Old and New Testament scenes, executed in bright colours. For more than six hundred years these medieval paintings have survived the ravages of time and man, and although they are now far from complete, their impact is nevertheless stunning: the message they conveyed to medieval worshippers is still there to be read today. Between 1982 and 1988, an integrated programme of research and investigation, conservation and repair, refurbishment and revitalization, took place with an interdisciplinary and internationally recruited team. The results of their findings have now been distilled and are presented in this volume." Chapter headings: Historical Introduction; A Brief Description of the Chapel; The Wall Paintings; Archaeological Investigations; Structural Analysis; Architectural Style and Dating; Conservation and Restoration; Synthesis and Interpretation; Technical Appendices. Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light soiling mark in margin of page125. Dust jacket has light rubbing, one tiny edge tear, tiny dent on spine. VG+/VG 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
14 Sebert, L.M. EVERY SQUARE INCH: THE STORY OF CANADIAN TOPOGRAPHIC MAPPING.
Ottawa Department of Energy, Mines and Resources 1970 Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
25 pp + map section at rear, 11" H. Maps, figures, photographs - 5 fold-out maps at rear (collated). Contents: How to read topographic maps; Canada's National Topographic System; The projection and rectangular grid; Canadian place names; A Description and review of selected maps (1:25,000 Weston Sheet / 1:50,000 Wabush Lake Sheet / 1:125,000 Orillia Sheet / 1:250,000 Winnipeg Sheet / 1:250,000 Clement Markham Inlet Sheet). Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - three slight corner creases, very light wear on spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
15 Tovell, Walter M. NIAGARA FALLS: STORY OF A RIVER. (ROYAL ONTARIO MUSEUM SERIES: WHAT? WHY? WHEN? HOW? WHERE? WHO?)
Royal Ontario Museum / University of Toronto, [Toronto], 1966. 
16 pp, 9" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). B&w illustrations. A brief overview of the formation and history of Niagara Falls. Interior - light browning on inside of covers and in margins of pages, small soft bump to top corner of pages, otherwis e clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - small soft crease at top corner, light browning to edges, light edge wear, moderate scuff on rear cover at spine. VG- 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
MAGNUS VOLK OF BRIGHTON., Volk, Conrad.
16 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
 
 
NOTES ON MAP READING 1929.  (REPRINTED WITH AMENDMENTS (Nos. 1 to 4), 1939)., War Office.
17 War Office. NOTES ON MAP READING 1929. (REPRINTED WITH AMENDMENTS (Nos. 1 to 4), 1939).
London His Majesty's Stationery Office 1940 Soft Cover Good 
95 pp, 8 3/8" H. 21 plates (numbered I-XX, with IIA) in colour and b&w (many fold-out) including maps, photographs, drawings, etc. - all present. Numerous b&w figures in text. Chapter headings: Map Reading; Definitions; Scales and Units; Conventional Signs; Relief and Its Representation; North Points; Systems of Reference; Setting the Map and Finding Position on It; Copy and Enlarging a Map; The Service Protractor and the Prismatic Compass; Illustration of Military Reports; Appendices: Finding the True North from Sun or Star; Night Marching; Spelling Place Names; Tables. Interior - an institutions stamp on first page, bump and wrinkling at top corner of pages - heavier up to page 22, small bump at bottom corner of most pages, two fold-out plates with a small edge crease. Exterior - an institution stamp front cover, light soiling/rubbing, soft wrinkling/creasing at edges/corners, light wear at bottom of spine 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
NAMES AND PLACES: STUDIES IN GEOGRAPHICAL AND TOPOGRAPHICAL NOMENCLATURE., Whitney, J.D. (Josiah Dwight)
18 Whitney, J.D. (Josiah Dwight) NAMES AND PLACES: STUDIES IN GEOGRAPHICAL AND TOPOGRAPHICAL NOMENCLATURE.
Cambridge, Massachusetts Privately printed, at the University Press (Harvard) 1888 First, limited edition. Three-Quarter Leather Very Good Inscribed By Author
239 pp, 7 1/8" H - collated. No. 9 of 100 copies. Medium brown three-quarter leather, marbled paper-covered boards and marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. The spine has been professionally rebacked, retaining most of the original leather (with gilt decoration) - new green leather spine labels with gilt lettering and borders. Inscribed on fly-leaf preceding the title page: "To Josepha Newcomb / from the author / March 12 1896 / J.D. Whitney (underlined)". Josiah Dwight Whitney (Nov. 23, 1818-Aug. 18, 1896), American geologist, Harvard professor of geology and Chief of the California Geological Survey, was an early advocate for the creation of Yosemite National Park. Mount Whitney and the Whitney Glacier were named for him. Contents: Appalachian and Cordilleran; Orgeon and Pend' Oreilles; Topograph-ical Nomenclature (Introductory / Mountains, Peaks, and Sierras / Valleys, Gorges, and Canons / Plains, Prairies, and Savannas); Index of Topographical Names. Josepha Newcomb (artist and suffragette) married Whitney's nephew, Edwin Baldwin Whitney, in April, 1896. She later inscribed the book: "To William Dwight Whitney / from / Josepha Whitney / December 25, 1931." Her son, William Dwight Whitney was an international lawyer whose marital exploits were the inspiration for the movie 'Adam's Rib'. Browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block; slight waviness to fore-edge of pages; the leather has wear and has been professionally conserved; book is tightly bound and is clean inside. 
Price: 650.00 USD
 
 
WHERE TROY ONCE STOOD., Wilkens, Iman.
19 Wilkens, Iman. WHERE TROY ONCE STOOD.
St. Martin's, New York, 1991, first U.S. edition. 
365 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0312059949 Map endpapers, b&w maps, plans, drawings, reproductions. "Arguing, convincingly, that the 'Iliad' and the 'Odyssey' do not fit the topography, geology, climate, and oceanic tidal patterns of the eastern Mediterranean, Wilkens relocates the Homeric scene in western Europe and the northern Atlantic, revealing the precise site of Troy itself and the plain on which the Trojan War was fought. By examining the texts in det ail, Wilkens has identified over 400 place-names in western Europe and concludes that the original oral version was composed by Homer several hundred years before it was written down. He reveals that the Trojan War was fought on a far larger scale than previously thought, by Celts from regions as far apart as Scandinavia and Spain, and that the 'Odyssey' provided an oral map for illiterate Celtic seafarers - an extraordinary and enlightening journey into prehistory that is as exciting as the voyages of Odysseus. Thanks to Wilkens' patient detective work, many of the most puzzling aspects of Homer's epic poems now fall into place, enabling the reader - perhaps for the first time - to understand fully the meaning and significance of Euro pe's oldest literary masterpieces.' Very light dust soiling on top of textblock, minor soiling on bottom of textblock, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear at corners and at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge w ear, very light edge wrinkling, light creasing at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds and at bottom of front flap, light rubbing to glossy surfaces, very small faint scuff on rear panel. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 200.00 USD
 


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