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1 Ashe, David and Burnell, Joyce. OAKVILLE STREET NAMES & LANDMARKS.
London, Ontario Burnell Creighton 2007 0978428803 / 9780978428808 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
168 pp, small 4to (10 1/4" H). B&w and colour photographs and reproductions. "This collection is based on the life's work of David Ashe, who while employed as a draftsperson with the Town of Oakville compiled a listing of legal survey plans and registry information on the streets of Oakville. Being a researcher at heart, he went further and spent countless hours of his spare time gathering the history behind Oakville's streets. Joyce Burnell has picked a selection of Ashe's street histories and has added several Oakville landmarks - some of which are not longer here. Add to this, interesting archival images - some never before seen - combined with newer colour photographs and you have an intriguing reflection of Oakville's unique history. With close to 100 street name histories and over 40 landmarks featured, these interesting vignettes make for an easy, enjoyable read. This book links Oakville's street names to local, regional, national and international people, places and things. With such a diverse selection and varied inspirations, you may be surprised!" Very small bump at top/bottom of spine, a few very small bumps at bottom edge of front board, tiny tear at bottom of rear hinge. Dust jacket has some light wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and bottom of front flap, tiny tear at bottom of rear hinge - archivally taped. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
2 Ball, Norman R., senior editor. Preface by William D. Hurst. (Phyllis Rose, Larry McNally, Paul-Andre Linteau, Christopher Andreae, Robert Passfield, A.A. Den Otter, Arnold Roos, Letty Anderson, Douglas Baldwin, Mark Fram, Jean Simonton, et al.) BUILDING CANADA: A HISTORY OF PUBLIC WORKS.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1988 0802034497 / 9780802034496 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
336 pp, small 4to (10 1/4" H). B&w photographs, reproductions. "(T)ells the story of the public works that helped to transform Canada from wilderness to a modern country." Contents: Bridges; Roads, Streets, and Highways; Urban Mass Transit; Railways; Waterways; Irrigation and Flood Control; Electricity; Sewerage; Solid Waste; Public Buildings; Airports; Building Cities. Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wear/wrinkling, very light rubbing on rear panel, a few tiny dents on rear hinge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
A LITERARY & HISTORICAL ATLAS OF AMERICA.  EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY NO. 553., Bartholomew, J.G.  Revised By Samuel McKee.
3 Bartholomew, J.G. Revised By Samuel McKee. A LITERARY & HISTORICAL ATLAS OF AMERICA. EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY NO. 553.
London J.M. Dent & Sons 1930 Revised and Enlarged Edition. Hard Cover Good Very Good 
242 pp, 6 13/16" H. Map endpapers, decorated title page. Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w maps, plus 8 plates depicting coins. "The transformation, bit by bit, of a wilderness into the category of a Europeanized civilization may be comprehended from a series of maps which shows the ever advancing line of settlement as it first gnawed away the forests of the sea coast, and then after trickling through mountain passes, seeped across the plains to be stopped finally by the Pacific Ocean. Waterways, roads, and more recently, the railroads, have contributed to the movement of the past towards the fulfilment of the present. The following maps portray the expanding movements of new nations as two continents were wrested from a wilderness. The coloured maps locate states, towns, waterways, advancing frontiers, routes of travel, population densities, and industries. The black and white maps, besides those showing battle alignments and military campaigns, contain many specimens of early maps with their quaint antiquarian charm." Includes "A Brief Survey of the Coinage of North and South America" by G.C. Brooke, "A Gazetteer of Towns and Places in America having a Literary or Historic Interest", "Contributions to the Literature of the United States" and an Index. Book is lightly cocked, light browning to edges of text block, light edge wear, very small old ink mark on bottom of text block, rubbing with slight color loss on covers, cloth is split on hinges - repaired, small edge tear on free front endaper - archivally taped. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny chip at top of spine, slight fading to spine and flap-fold color. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE CANAL BUILDERS., Burton, Anthony.
4 Burton, Anthony. THE CANAL BUILDERS.
London Eyre Methuen 1972 413284107 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
230 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. "(T)he story of the men who, in little more than half a century from 1760, created a network of canals that revolutionised transport and represent-ed the greatest achievement in civil engineering in Britain since the Romans. In those few years between the opening of the Bridgewater Canal in 1761 and the coming of the railways early in the nine-teenth century, tens of thousands of men were involved in canal construction. They came from all classes of society - from aristocratic promoters like the Duke of Bridgewater to Irish peasants who came to dig. This book is the first to deal exclusively with the canal builders and to try to place them in the context of the social, economic, and political world of the eighteenth century, and draws skilfuly on contemporary documents, newspapers, pamphlets, and letters." Burton follows the story through the promoters (like Josiah Wedgwood) and the financiers, to the engineers (including Brindley, Telford, Rennie, Jessop & Smeaton) and the 'navvies' who actually did the digging, "from Cornwall to the Highlands of Scotland". Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light edge wear, a few very light rub lines on front board. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has very light edge wear/wrinkling, fading to spine color (title is still dark and legible), two small edge tears archivally taped, minor browning to inside top/bottom edges. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
5 Freeman, Lewis R. THE NEARING NORTH.
New York Dodd, Mead 1928 First Edition Hard Cover Good Byron Harmon, photography. 
385 pp, 8 3/4" H. Dark blue cloth with gold lettering on front board. B&w photographs. American explorer and adventurer, Lewis R. Freeman, deterimned to explore the river routes to the Arctic one summer, using "summer steamboat services on the Peace, Athabaska, Slave and Mackenzie", taking a folding canvas boat and an outboard motor for sections where that was not possible. "This would leave (him) fifteen hundred miles of the Saskatchewan and Nelson to voyage in a small craft, with whatever runs could be worked in between steamers and steamer-stops on the other rivers as well. Covering seven or eight thousand miles of river even in this hybrid fashion of navigation would still promise a lively and eventful half summer: in fact, one would have to reckon on running right along to freeze-up to make it at all." Book is lightly cracked in a few places but pages are firmly held, faint erased pencil mark on front free endpaper, slight darkening and a few tiny foxing marks on top of text block, very light browning to other edges of text block, some shelf soiling on bottom of text block, gold lettering on spine is fully faded, light edge wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, a few tiny foxing marks throughout pages, foxing in gutter of page 180. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
6 Gough, Barry M., editor. THE JOURNAL OF ALEXANDER HENRY THE YOUNGER, 1799-1814. VOLUME II - THE SASKATCHEWAN AND COLUMBIA RIVERS.
Toronto The Champlain Society 1992 0969342519 / 9780969342519 Limited Edition Hard Cover Near Fine 
Volume II only. Pagination runs 329 - 781 pp, large 8vo (9 5/8" H). Orange/red cloth with gilt lettering/crest on spine, top edge gilt. No. 0531 of an edition of twelve hundred and fifty. "This second volume of the Journal of the North West Company fur trader Alexander Henry the Younger portrays Henry against the larger panorama of the North American fur trade. We find him in the first entry, that for 8 August 1808, taking his leave from the Pembina post in the Red River Valley. He is destined for the Saskatchewan country and a different departmental assignment from that he previously had. We trace his route upstream along the waterways of the Saskatchewan River system, and we follow him into the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in what is now southwestern Alberta. In the course of these trading activities that cover the years 1808 through 1813, Henry meets the surveyor and discoverer David Thompson, and on occasion the latter features heavily in the narrative. During these years on the prairies and plains of western North America Henry writes extensive commentary on various native peoples. The last phase of the Journal, comprising the years 1813 and 1814, brings Henry into the watershed of the Columbia River and the Pacific Coast.. The Nor'Westers were in a very insecure position owing to the threat of United States naval intervention during the War of 1812 and to the rivalry of John Jacob Astor's Pacific Fur Company. The tension of the narrative builds with these enlarge-ments to Henry's activities, and it ends in his accidental death." From the Editor's Note. Minor rub on fore-edge of text block otherwise clean and bright. 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
TRAVELS THROUGH THE CANADAS:  CONTAINING A DESCRIPTION OF THE PICTURESQUE SCENERY ON SOME OF THE RIVERS AND LAKES; WITH AN ACCOUNT OF THE PRODUCTIONS, COMMERCE, AND INHABITANTS OF THOSE PROVINCES., Heriot, George.  Introduction to New Edition by James J. Talman.
7 Heriot, George. Introduction to New Edition by James J. Talman. TRAVELS THROUGH THE CANADAS: CONTAINING A DESCRIPTION OF THE PICTURESQUE SCENERY ON SOME OF THE RIVERS AND LAKES; WITH AN ACCOUNT OF THE PRODUCTIONS, COMMERCE, AND INHABITANTS OF THOSE PROVINCES.
Edmonton M.G. Hurtig 1971 0888300360 / 9780888300362 First Hurtig Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ George Heriot. 
602 pp, 10 1/2" H. Red cloth covered boards, black title block with gilt lettering/decoration on spine. Original publisher's cardboard slipcase with titling on spine and one side. Black, white & cream illustrations (several fold-out) plus colour fold-out map (collated). Title continues: "To which is sub-joined a comparative view of the manners and customs of several of the Indian nations of North and South America." "Heriot went to Quebec in 1792 as a civil servant and became deputy postmaster general of Canada in 1799. Until 1816 he remained in Canada, travelling at least as far west as Niagara Falls, perhaps Detroit, and to some extent in the United States, sketching along the way. His legacy - his water-colors and this book, an unsurpassed intimate history of 'the lakes, the rivers, and cataracts, the villages, farm-houses, and townships of Canada'. Although British reviewers of the day were unimpressed by richly detailed descriptions of a mere colony, the extent and precision of Heriot's account is a virtue one hundred and sixty years later. He wrote at length of each of the major waterways in Upper and Lower Canada which were, as James Talman points out in his introduction, 'of first importance in the life of the people as a means of travel and a source of water power'. And his sketches of buildings, particularly in Quebec, are invaluable since many of those buildings were already falling into ruin when Heriot saw them." Very minor wrinkling at top og spine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing. Slipcase has very light edge wear/rubbing, tiny slight puncture on one side, slight bump at top of spine. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
PANAMA AND THE CANAL TO-DAY: AN HISTORICAL ACCOUNT OF THE CANAL PROJECT FROM THE EARLIEST TIMES WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO THE ENTERPRISES OF THE FRENCH COMPANY AND THE UNITED STATES., Lindsay, Forbes.
8 Lindsay, Forbes. PANAMA AND THE CANAL TO-DAY: AN HISTORICAL ACCOUNT OF THE CANAL PROJECT FROM THE EARLIEST TIMES WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO THE ENTERPRISES OF THE FRENCH COMPANY AND THE UNITED STATES.
Boston L.C. Page 1912 New Revised Edition. Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 
474 pp, 8 1/8" H. Beige cloth with gilt lettering/banding/decoration on spine and front board, top edge gilt. Pictorial endpapers, tissue-covered frontispiece, b&w photographs, drawings, maps (three fold-out, 2 photographic) - collated. Title continued: "With a detailed description of the waterway as it will be ultimately constructed: together with a brief history of the country and the first comprehensive account of its physical features and natural resources." Contents: Part I. The Canal - Preface to Second Edition; Preface; The Dream of the Strait; Practical Projects; The Panama Railroad; The French Enterprise; The Transfer of the Canal; The American Enterprise; The Canal as It will be; The Work under Army Engineers; Along the Line of the Canal. Part II. The Country: Panama Viejo; Morgan Sets out for Panama; The March across the Isthmus; Morgan Sacks Panama; Panama of To-day; The Churches of Panama; The Country and Its Resources; The Ancient Graves of Chiriqui; Up-Country in a Coasting Steamer; David and the Interior; Preparing for Operations; Progress in Panama; Appendices; Index. Some areas of light browning on endpapers, small area of surface paper loss on free front endpaper, some light wrinkling on half-title page, light browning on fore-edge and on bottom of text block, first fold-out map has two edge tears at hinge archivally taped and one small corner crease, very slight fading to spine colour, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, a few tiny foxing marks at top inside edge of boards, light rubbing and wear on bottom of book, two very tiny light stains on rear board. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
PADDLE WHEELS TO BUCKET-WHEELS ON THE ATHABASCA., MacGregor, J.G.
9 MacGregor, J.G. PADDLE WHEELS TO BUCKET-WHEELS ON THE ATHABASCA.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1974 0771054505 / 9780771054501 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
190 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, maps. "(T)ells the story of Canada's Athabasca area in Northern Alberta. There, one of nature's mightiest rivers and the gigantic lake into which it flows have witnessed the exploits of fur-traders, explorers, missionaries and pioneers. Dr. MacGregor presents the region before the coming of the white man, the tentative beginnings of the fur-trade, the early explorations of Samuel Hearne and Peter Pond, the probing journeys of the voyageurs, the long and bitter rivalry between the Hudson's Bay Company and the North West Company for the rich fur resources of the region. Here are tales of advernturers and settlers, the scow brigades and sternwheeler crews, the railway builders and the airplane pilots, all of whom have set their mark on the region. Of special interest in the light of recent events, is the history of the development of the Athabasca oil sands, from its early beginnings at the turn of the (20th) century to the modern extraction complex of today." Minor wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine, tiny dent on front hinge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
10 Morse, Eric W. Foreword by Sigurd F. Olson. CANOE ROUTES OF THE VOYAGEURS: THE GEOGRAPHY AND LOGISTICS OF THE CANADIAN FUR TRADE.
Toronto / St. Paul Quetico Foundation of Ontario / Minnesota Historical Society 1962 Stapled in Wraps Very Good- 
41 pp, 11 1/8" H. B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. "This account of the life and times of the voyageurs appeared as a series of three articles in the May, July and August, 1961, issues of the Canadian Geographical Journal under the title 'Voyageur's Highway', and has been reprinted expressly for the Quetico Foundation of Ontario and the Minnesota Historical Society." Section headings: The Waterways of the Fur Trade; Overcoming Navigational Obstacles; The Logistics of the Canadian Fur Trade; Contribution to the Development of Canada; Reading List. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - one slight corner crease, 6" knife cut on front cover - archivally taped. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
SOUTHERN ONTARIO/QUEBEC CANOE ROUTES., Nickels, Nick, editor.
11 Nickels, Nick, editor. SOUTHERN ONTARIO/QUEBEC CANOE ROUTES.
Lakefield, Ontario Trent Publishing 1971 Stapled in Wraps Very Good - 
119 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w photographs. A prose guidebook (i.e. without maps), detailing a number of canoe routes in Southern Ontario & Quebec, with additional advice on trip planning, equipment, clothing, food, etc. Contents: A Variety of Trip Combinations (From Provincial Parks); Symbolically Speaking (Abbreviations describe routes); North Bay Forestry District (Its border waterway); Pembroke Forestry District (Algonquin Park routes); Lindsay Forest District (In Central Ontario); Trent-Severn Waterway (From Lakes Ontario to Huron); Rideau Waterway (From Ottawa to Kingston, 125 miles); Tweed Forestry District (In the Mazinaw region); Quebec Province (Cradle of Canadian canoeing); Boy Scouts (Quebec Provincial Council - For Scouters); Acknowledgements (Assistance from many sources). Interior - small soft bump to top corner of first half of pages and a soft large crease at top corner of last half of pages. Exterior - soft corner creases, very light wear on spine and at corners, two small light stains on fore-edge of text block. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
ADDRESSES DELIVERED BEFORE THE CANADIAN CLUB OF TORONTO.  SEASON 1908-09.  (PROCEEDINGS OF THE CANADIAN CLUB, TORONTO FOR THE YEAR 1908-1909).  VOLUME VI., Northcliffe, Lord; Milner, Viscount; Fernow, B.E., Prof.; James, C.C.; Leonard, J.A., Dr.; Spence, F.S.; Muensterberg, Hugh, Prof.; Miller, W.G., Prof.; Sexton, Frederick H., Dr.; Lawrence, Fred S.; Knight, J.P.; Whitney, James P., Sir; et al.
12 Northcliffe, Lord; Milner, Viscount; Fernow, B.E., Prof.; James, C.C.; Leonard, J.A., Dr.; Spence, F.S.; Muensterberg, Hugh, Prof.; Miller, W.G., Prof.; Sexton, Frederick H., Dr.; Lawrence, Fred S.; Knight, J.P.; Whitney, James P., Sir; et al. ADDRESSES DELIVERED BEFORE THE CANADIAN CLUB OF TORONTO. SEASON 1908-09. (PROCEEDINGS OF THE CANADIAN CLUB, TORONTO FOR THE YEAR 1908-1909). VOLUME VI.
Toronto Warwick Bro's and Rutter 1909 Soft Cover Good- 
153 pp, 8 5/8" H. Contents: Our Business Partner, John Bull; The Imperial Question; The Truth as to the Timber Situation; The Agricultural Problems of Ontario; The Reformatory Idea; Some Suggestions as to Toronto's Street Railway Problem; Moral Bi-Metallism; The Right and Wrong of the Prohibition Movement; The Mineral Resources of Canada; The License Reduction Question; The need of a National System of Technical Education; The Resources of the Peace River District; The Origin and Mechanism of the Clearing House; The Canadian Club and its Influence on the Future of Canada; Canadian Agriculture as applied to Wheat Growing; The Work of the Waterways Commission; Aerial Navigation; British Columbia; Good Roads and Transportation; Canada's Relation to the Empire; The Canadian Civil Service; The Political Unrest in India; The Public Library as an Educational Institution; Imperial Defence; Secretary's Annual Report. Interior - very light browning in margin, soft small crease at top corner of first few pages, small chip/tear at top edge of last three pages - archivally taped. Exterior - browning to edges of text block, light browning to edges of covers and on spine, piece missing at top corner of front cover and smaller piece missing at bottom corner, small chip at top edge of rear cover, wrinkling on spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE ST. LAWRENCE WATERWAY PROJECT:  THE STORY OF THE ST. LAWRENCE RIVER AS AN INTERNATIONAL HIGHWAY FOR WATER-BORNE COMMERCE., Stephens, George Washington.
13 Stephens, George Washington. THE ST. LAWRENCE WATERWAY PROJECT: THE STORY OF THE ST. LAWRENCE RIVER AS AN INTERNATIONAL HIGHWAY FOR WATER-BORNE COMMERCE.
Montreal Louis Carrier 1929 Third impression. Hard Cover Good+ Fair 
460 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w plates, maps (3 fold-out) - collated. Colour map endpapers. Chapter headings: Treaties, Boundaries, Waterways, 1712-1929; Transportation and Communication; International Aspect of Arterial Waterways; St. Lawrence Waterway Project; History of the Negotiations of the St. Lawrence Waterway Project, 1832-1929; Canals of Canada and the United States; The Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal (Chicago Diversion); Alternative Water Routes to Europe; Power; Reflections; Appendices: Convention beween Canada and the U.S., 1929, regarding Preservation of Scenic Beauty of Niagara; General analysis of costs; Information regarding work of deepening channel of St. Lawrence between Montreal and Quebec to 35 feet; Findings of Supreme Court as to Relative Merits of Dominion and Provinces in relation to Proprietary Interest in and Legislative Control over Waters with respect to Navigation and Water-powers created or made available or in connection with Works for Improvement of Navigation; Ouline chart of Arguments advanced for and against St. Lawrence project. Slight toning in margins of pages, light browning to edges of text block, inside rear hinge paper is split but hinge is holding firmly with fabric, both fold-out maps have large and small tears archivally taped, page 388 fold-out map has a very small piece missing at centre and has several extra fold creases due to mis-folding. Dust jacket has various small edge tears and chips, very light browning to flap-folds and edges, moderate browning and multiple tiny to small water stains on spine, now protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
ALMAGUIN CHRONICLES: MEMORIES OF THE PAST., Taim, Astrid.
14 Taim, Astrid. ALMAGUIN CHRONICLES: MEMORIES OF THE PAST.
Toronto Natural Heritage 2008 1550027603 / 9781550027600 First Edition. Soft Cover Fine 
190 pp, small 4to (10" H). B&w photographs, map. "The Almaguin Highlands region, located approximately eighty kilometres north of the halfway point to the North Pole and rising high above sea level, was once coveted for its majestic white pine, game and silver birch. More than a century later; much of its unspoiled wilderness areas remain intact, ready for new exploration. Today, its enviable position of being just north of Muskoka and within easy driving distance of southern Ontario has made the Highlands the logical choice for the eco-tourist seeking new adventures. (This book) paints a lively picture of what the area must have been like in the early days. Here are the lumberjacks who ventured into the last of the great timber stands to cut down what was left of the white pine, and the intrepid settlers who trekked across the terrain not that far behind them - sometimes with little more than blazed trails as their guide. And here are the boat builders whose steamers and tugs traversed the multiple waterways, so important to the district, and the men and women of all walks of life who contributed to the spirit of the times." Inside - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
ALMAGUIN CHRONICLES: MEMORIES OF THE PAST., Taim, Astrid.
15 Taim, Astrid. ALMAGUIN CHRONICLES: MEMORIES OF THE PAST.
Toronto Natural Heritage 2008 1550027603 / 9781550027600 First Edition. Soft Cover Very Good 
190 pp, small 4to (10" H). B&w photographs, map. "The Almaguin Highlands region, located approximately eighty kilometres north of the halfway point to the North Pole and rising high above sea level, was once coveted for its majestic white pine, game and silver birch. More than a century later; much of its unspoiled wilderness areas remain intact, ready for new exploration. Today, its enviable position of being just north of Muskoka and within easy driving distance of southern Ontario has made the Highlands the logical choice for the eco-tourist seeking new adventures. (This book) paints a lively picture of what the area must have been like in the early days. Here are the lumberjacks who ventured into the last of the great timber stands to cut down what was left of the white pine, and the intrepid settlers who trekked across the terrain not that far behind them - sometimes with little more than blazed trails as their guide. And here are the boat builders whose steamers and tugs traversed the multiple waterways, so important to the district, and the men and women of all walks of life who contributed to the spirit of the times." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing, soft crease at fore-edge of front cover. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
16 Twichell, Heath. NORTHWEST EPIC: THE BUILDING OF THE ALASKA HIGHWAY.
New York St. Martin's Press 1992 0312077548 / 9780312077549 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
368 pp, 9 1/2" H. Map endpapers, b&w photographs, maps. "(T)he panoramic story of the courageous U.S. Army Engineers and civilian contractors who toiled in the tense months after Pearl Harbor to build a 1,500-mile emergency supply line through the rugged Canadian Rockies to isolated military bases in Alaska. The construction of this winding gravel road - GI's called it the ALCAN - was very much an all-American adventure: blacks, whites, and natives working together under the harshest extremes of climate and terrain - racing to bolster Alaska's defenses and deter another Japanese attack on North American soil. The Alaska Highway - with its hundreds of bridges, chain of airfields, and oil refinery and pipeline system (known as CANOL) - opened to traffic in late 1942 and was in full use one year later. Though one of the greatest feats of twentieth-century macro-engineering, this huge project sparked as much protest as patriotism. Critics argued that the road was in the wrong place and would have little postwar value; a well-publicized investigation of CONOL's excesses gave a critical boost to the career of Senator Harry S. Truman." Very light wrinkling at top of spine, very small bump at top corner of both boards. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds, light fading to spine color. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
17 Wylie, Jonathan and Margolin, David. Foreword by Einar Haugen. THE RING OF DANCERS: IMAGES OF FAROESE CULTURE.
Philadelphia University of Pennsylvania Press 1981 081227783X / 9780812277838 Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
182 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, maps. "Scattered in the North Atlantic, 300 miles off Iceland and 400 miles off Norway lies an archipelago - the Faroe Islands. Despite centuries of foreign control, the Faroese have preserved their own distinctive identity. At present an internally self-governing dependency of Denmark, the Faroes have kept their culture alive in part by elaborating certain elements of that culture as badges of self-consciousness. (This book) is composed of a series of studies of aspects of Faroese life, language, and folkways. A recurrent theme is the continuing reformulation of Faroese culture since the islands' Viking settlement in the ninth century. The Faroes are introduced as the Faroese themselves conceive them - as islands both joined and separated by the waterways round about them. The archipelago is visualized in terms of such waterways as fjords, the points of the compass, 'home' villages, and natural and political districts. The authors also discuss Faroese society as the Faroese conceived it around 1890, by an analysis of a then popular folktale about the Ashlad. Placed in its social context, the tale appears as a kind of folk editorial on changing values and changing times. Perhaps the most important symbol of Faroese identity is the Faroese language. Although it was not made a written language until the 1840s, and ws not widely written or read until the 1890s, Faroese replaced Danish as the islands' official language. In gaining its formal register, it has come to express a modern sense of what it means to be Faroese. The most spectacular Faroese custom, the grindadrap - the slaughter of schools of pilot whatles and the celebration that follows the catch - typifies the continuity of the Faroes' anciently rooted identity. The image of the dansiringur - the 'ring' of dancers singing ballads of wars and loves of heroic times - lingers throughout the book. The dansiringur, the authors contend, represents the Faroese adaptation of large forms to a land of closely known neighbors and landscapes, the complex inward turning of the Faroese culture, its tortuous sense of wholeness. The book ends by recounting interviews in Torshavn, the Faroes' capital, with an artist, a journalist, a politician, and others. (It) vividly portrays the Faroese and makes clear why they are actively involved in preserving their culture as well as shaping it for the future." Light wear at corners and top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light fading to spine, several closed tears up to 3" - some with creases, light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE WISCONSIN FRONTIER., Wyman, Mark.
18 Wyman, Mark. THE WISCONSIN FRONTIER.
Indiana University Press, Bloomington, 1998. 
336 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0253334144 B&w photographs, maps, reproductions. "From French coureurs de bois coursing through its waterways in the seventeenth century to the lumberjacks who rode logs down those sa me rivers in the late nineteenth century, settlers came to Wisconsin's frontier seeking wealth and opportunity. Indians mixed with these newcomers, sometimes helping and sometimes challenging them, often benefiting from their guns, pots, blan k e t s , and other trade items. Besides its natural riches of furs, farmland, wild game, timber, and lead, Wisconsin lay astride the major water route linking the St. Lawrence and the Gulf of Mexico, and it became a contested site as France, Brit ai n, a nd t h e United States fought to control the Upper Lakes. The British were long reluctant to give up this land that they had lost through war and diplomacy, but eventually the victorious Americans arriving in the early nineteenth century tra nsf orm ed the r egion. As population grew, the Indians realized that incoming groups wanted land as well as furs, and a series of struggles erupted that eventually left Chippewas, Menominees, and the 'New York Indians' with reservations. The Win neba goes an d Po taw atomis obtained smaller holdings; but many of them, as well as members of tribes such as the Foxes and Sacs, were moved beyond the Mississippi under government treaties. The settlers' frontier produced a state with enorm ous e thnic vari ety, but its unruliness worried distant govermental and religious authorities, who soon dispatched officials and missionaries to help guide the new settlements. By 1900 an era was rapidly passing, leaving Wisconsin's peoples with tradi tions of opt imism and self -government, but confronting them also with tangled cutover lands and game scarcities that were a legacy of the settlers' belief in the inexhaustible resources of the frontier." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of s pine. Dust j acket h as som e ver y min or edge wrinkling. Near Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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