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BEAST., Benchley, Peter.
1 Benchley, Peter. BEAST.
New York Random House 1991 0679403558 / 9780679403555 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Inscribed By Author
350 pp, 9 1/2" H. Inscribed on half title page: "to Soo / from / Peter Benchley". By the author of "Jaws". "A sailboat founders in the waters off Bermunda, leaving a young couple stranded in a life raft. They reassure each other: There's nothing to worry about, the weather's fine, their emergency beacon is sending out a continuous distress signal. And yet, they are afraid. And they should be. For beneath their raft, something is moving. Something incredible. And savage. And huge. - In 'Beast', Peter Benchley combines masterful storytelling with his immense knowledge of the sea to create an electrifying novel." Very light wrinkling at bottom of spine, three very very small corner bumps, light toning to top/bottom edges of boards, rear board is bound slightly higher than front board relative to text block. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very faint impression of a previous 'signed by author' label on front panel. 
Price: 50.00 USD
Oxford University Press, London, 1944, 2nd printing. 
79 pp, small 8vo (7 3/4" H), hard cover (white boards with black lettering on spine, blind stamped line decoration to boards) - no dust jacket. Portrait frontispiece. Contents: Introduction; The Battle of Maldon; Judith; The Fates and Gifts of Men ; Gnomic Verses; Riddles - Moon and Sun, Bookworn; A Charm Against the Stitch; The Whale; The Dream of the Rood; The Song of Deor; The Wife's Plaint; The Husband's Message; The Wanderer; The Seafarer; The Ruin. Slight bump to bottom of sp i n e , l i g h t rubbing to boards. VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
Guild America, n.p., n.d., book club edition. 
473 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Contains all three books of Duane's 'Support Your Local Wizard' trilogy in one volume. In books one and two, neophyte wizards, Nita and Kit, armed with powers gained from copies of a magic book, 'So You Want to be a Wizard', encounter the evil Lone Power as they visit an alternate Manhattan and 'aid a beached wounded whale wizard named S'reee'. In the third book, 'Nita's younger sister, Dairine, stumbles into a sorcerous adventure of her own via a computer that has a software version of the book on wizardry..." Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. VG+/VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
4 Duffy, Michael, ed. (Alessandra Nibbi, Derek Howse, Peter Fenton, Conrad Dixon, William Philpott, Ian Buxton, R.J. Hunter, John C. Appleby, Sidney Brown, Ray Gambell, Betty Nelson Curryer, K.D. McBride, Austin Farrar.) THE MARINER'S MIRROR. THE JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR NAUTICAL RESEARCH. VOL. 79 NO. 1. FEBRUARY 1993.
Society for Nautical Research, Portsmouth, 1993. 
128 pp, 9 1/2" H, soft cover. B&w illustrations. Contents include: Stone Anchors: The Evidence Re-assessed; Some Early Tidal Diagrams; The Navigator as Natural Historian; To Walk the Quarterdeck: The Naval Career of David Ewan Bartholomew; 'One Ha d to Stiffen One's Upper Lip': The Royal Navy and the Battle of Puerto Plata, 1904; The Development of the Merchant Ship 1880-1990; Scotland and the Atlantic: the Voyage of the 'Jonet' of Leith, December 1611; A Guinea Venture, c.1657: a n o t e o n t h e early English slave trade; Was James Bartley swallowed by a whale?; From Monte Video to Troy: W.L. Byers, Victorian manufacturer and shipowner; 1914 - Task Forces that never were; Devon Seine Net Boats in 1934, etc. Interior - sm al l so f t cr e as e at top corner of last half of pages, soft wrinkle at fore-edge of last few pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wrinkling, small soft corner creases on rear cover, small bump a t t op of s pi ne. Ver y Goo d 
Price: 10.00 USD
Kingston McGill-Queen's University Press 1989 0773507027 / 9780773507029 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
187 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). Map endpapers, b&w and colour photographs, reproductions. "During the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, whaling vessels from Britain and America plied their trade in great numbers in the waters off the Eastern Arctic of North America. The heyday of whaling has, until now, been documented solely from the perspective of the whalers, never from the viewpoint of the Inuit, whose lives were touched - and sometimes destroyed - by their presence. Here, finally, is a rich view from the perspective of the Inuit, who welcomed the whalers and served on their crews. The author tells a story drawn from oral memories, a story which will soon disappear with the last Inuit generation to have seen the whalers. Illuminated by a remarkable collection of drawings, photographs, and illustrations, many in full colour, tales are told of when the whalers first appeared on the north-east coast of Baffin Island, how they set upland stations in the whale-rich waters of Cumberland Sound, and how they eventually pushed on into Hudson Bay. During this time the Inuit not only fed and clothed the whalers, they hunted with them, adding to the whalers' wealth. Our understanding of change in Inuit life is often linked to the fur traders, who arrived in the North fifty years after the arrival of the whalers. In truth it is the Inuit's close contact with the foreign world of the whalers which maked the beginning of a change in previously undisturbed Inuit culture and tradition." Minor edge wear. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
THE GATECRASHERS., Fullerton, Alexander.  Dust jacket art by Michael Turner.
6 Fullerton, Alexander. Dust jacket art by Michael Turner. THE GATECRASHERS.
Michael Joseph, London, 1984, first edition. 
297 pp + postscript, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0718123786 Map endpapers. "Horribly cramped, it lurched sickeningly while being towed and tended to be dripping wet inside. The X-craft midget submarine was hardly the obvious choice of vessel to pitch against the mighty battleship 'Tirpitz' in her Norwegian lair. Like pitching a tadpole against a whale; but in this case, the whale had a soft underbelly and the tadpole a pair of two-ton explosive stings like blisters on its sides. If the sub could survive its nightmarish 1,000-mile haul across the North Sea, Paul Everard would have his chance to gatecrash the fjords - past minefields, patrol craft, shore defences and steel nets - and cripple the ship which Churchi ll had called 'the Beast'. Even if he succeeded, the chances of escaping alive were slim. If he failed, Nick Everard, commanding Arctic convoy PQ19, was in for a pounding. None of his ships could hope to match the firepower of the 'Tirpit z ' o r p i erce her fifteen-inch armour. As 'The Gatecrashers' draws to its thunderous climax, father and son, their lives balancing on a knife-edge, face their final, most searching test. 'The Gatecrashers' is based on the true story of Operat io n S ou rc e : si x X-craft crossed the North Sea in September 1943 to attack the 'Tirpitz, Scharnhorst' and 'Lutzow' in Altenfjord, where they were kept out of bomber range behind formidable defences. Although (this book) stands on its own as a nov el , it is al so th e ninth and last in the Everard series of naval adventures, which started with Nick as a somewhat bloody-minded midshipman at Jutland in 1916. Although fictional, the setting of each story is historically and technically ac cura te. Cap tai n J .E. Moo re, Editor of 'Jane's Fighting Ships', had written: 'I have not found this splendid authenticity in any naval fiction since C.S. Forester's heyday'." Faint cigarette odor. Dust jacket has light berowning on spine, sl ight brow n ing at e dges , mi nor e dge wrinkling, very small dint on front hinge. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 70.00 USD
PAPER STAYS PUT:  A COLLECTION OF INUIT WRITING., Gedalof, Robing, editor.  Mary Panegoosho, Akeeko, Leah Idlout, Markoosie, Eepilk, Alootook Ipellie, John Weetaluk, Anthony Apkark Thrasher, John Ayaruaq, Charlie Patsauq, Peter Pitseolak, Ohokto, Leonie Kappi, Kiakshuk, Nuligak, Mrs. Louis Tapatai, et a
7 Gedalof, Robing, editor. Mary Panegoosho, Akeeko, Leah Idlout, Markoosie, Eepilk, Alootook Ipellie, John Weetaluk, Anthony Apkark Thrasher, John Ayaruaq, Charlie Patsauq, Peter Pitseolak, Ohokto, Leonie Kappi, Kiakshuk, Nuligak, Mrs. Louis Tapatai, et a PAPER STAYS PUT: A COLLECTION OF INUIT WRITING.
Edmonton Hurtig 0888301812 / 9780888301819 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good - Alootook Ipellie. 
172 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. " 'By ear we forget, but paper says put' - this was how one Inuk, the heir of an oral cultural tradition, summed up the importance of a written literature. Over the past few decades, Inuit writers have responded with enthusiasm to the challenges and opportunities provided by a written language. This anthology fills a significant gap in bringing together, for the first time, a selection of Inuit writings that are often not easily available to readers in the South. The stories, poems, essays, plays, memoirs, and songs included in this book draw the reader irresistibly into the world of the Inuit, to share their memories and their hopes, their joy and their grief, their anger and their laughter." Contents include: The Little Arctic Tern, the Big Polar Bear; A Spring Seal Hunt; So You Want to Kill an Eskimo; The Whale and the Char; The Giant Bear; Marble Island; Akulak the Shaman; Blood-thirsty Enemies; Medicines of the Past; The Half-Fish; Nipikti the Old Man Carver; I Make My Living by Carving; A Story of Starvation; Remembering Old Times; In the Spring When the Sun Never Sets; Story of Inukshuk; The Faithless Wife; We Must Have Dreams, etc., etc. Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny dent on bottom edge of front board. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and top edge of rear flap, light soiling and rubbing, one tiny edge tear archivally taped, some areas of very light browning on front flap and on front panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
Madeira Park, BC Harbour 1987 0920080022 / 9780920080023 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
211 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, drawings, maps. "Over 30,000 whales were killed in the Pacific Northwest between 1905 and 1972, and the business of capturing and processing them created its own mythology. Here are tales of the monsters that almost got away, of whales that rammed the ships trying to capture them, and of the whalers themselves, who lived always on the edge of danger, risking life and limb in pursuit of the biggest animals in the world. Many of the old whalers were avid collectors of maritime lore, and their stories of whales and of the life in the sea - the sperm whale's ambergris, freaks of enormous size or those with legs, and giant octopus and sea monsters - create a vivid background to William Hagelund's very personal history of whaling on the west coast." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, small ink mark at top edge of rear board. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor rubbing on rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
THE WHALE PEOPLE., Haig-Brown, Roderick.  Illustrated by Mary Weiler.
9 Haig-Brown, Roderick. Illustrated by Mary Weiler. THE WHALE PEOPLE.
Collins, London, 1962, first edition. 
184 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. "This is a story about the Indian tribes in British Columbia who hunted the giant whales of the Pacific. The Hotsath were a whaling people. They were proud of their great trad itions and their wealth, and they were proud of their chief Nit-gass, who had much whale magic and who brought many whales to the Hotsath beaches. His neighbour Eskowit was jealous and tried to prove that his own magic was stronger, but N i t - g a s s k n ew that magic alone would not bring the whales to his beaches. A chief must rigorously prepare himself to endure the long days and nights in the whaling canoe, and no man could match Nit-gass's skill with harpoon and spear; his s on A tl in , to o, mu st be taught so that when the time came he would be ready to take his father's place in the canoe. One day Nit-gass did not return from a whale hunt. Now Atlin was chief of the Hotsath. But he was still young and untried: he co uld no t yet li f t w ith ease the heavy whaling harpoon. Would he be able to provide for his people during the long winter? And could he prevent Eskowit from stealing his father's magic? This is an enthralling story of the customs and tab oos of t he W es t Co ast In dian s. It is also the story of Atlin: how he grew to manhood; how he learnt to hunt the giant whales as his father and grandfather had done before him. Roderick Haig-Brown made a special study of the Whale People befor e wr iting this bo ok... ." Sli ghtly da rkened on top and bottom of textblock, light browning on fore-edge of textblock. Dust jacket is price clipped, has color loss/wear/creases at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few tiny chips and tears , lig ht wea r on s pine edges , l ight rubbi ng o n rear panel. Very Good+/Very Good- 
Price: 12.50 USD
POUNAMU POUNAMU., Ihimaera, Witi.
10 Ihimaera, Witi. POUNAMU POUNAMU.
Auckland Heinemann 1972 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Good Inscribed By Author
132 pp, 8 5/8" H. B&w decorations. Inscribed on title page: Arohanui, / Witi". "(T)he first collection of short stories by a Maori writer to be published. (This) is Witi Ihimaera's distinctive view of rural Maori life. It deals with happiness and sadness and always, with aroha. It is his personal vision of Maori life as it is now and of its values now. It has been written both with anger and with love - aroha - in the hope that such a life, the values of that life, will never be lost." Contents: A Game of Cards; Beginning of the Tournament; The Makutu on Mrs Jones; Fire on Greenstone; The Other Side of the Fence; In Search of the Emerald City; One Summer Morning; The Child; The Whale; Tangi. Very small bump at top edge of rear board and at top/bottom of spine, soft wrinkling at top corner of page leaf 107/108, several pages with small light wrinkles at bottom edge - two with very tiny chip, tiny crease at bottom corner of page 1 to 14, some small soft wrinkles on preliminary pages. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/creasing - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few tiny scuffs, a few small edge tears archivally taped, minor rubbing, now protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 50.00 USD
Kingston McGill - Queen's University Press 1985 0773505938 / 9780773505933 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- A.A. Chesterfield, photographer. 
113 pp, oblong (9 1/4" H x 11" D). B&w photographs. "(P)resents the most significant images from a previously unresearched collection of early twentieth-century photographs. The photographer, A.A. Chesterfield, spent most of his working life as a professional photographer, a field in which he achiev-ed a national reputation. But between 1901 & 1904 he was employed as a fur trader with the Hudson's Bay Company, and his most significant camera work comes from this period. The only white man at the company's northernmost posts (Great Whale River and Fort George), he lived and worked with the Cree and Inuit. The photographs he took during this period are remarkable in their combination of technical skill, visual appeal, and documentary and historical significance. (He) recorded the effects of post life upon the Cree and Inuit, and showed how the white agents of the church and fur trade made use of native implements, clothing, and transportation. Recognizing the threat to native ways of life posed by the white man's advancing civilization, he photographed the native people's dress, their everyday activities, the details that define a culture. The text provides a detailed framework in which to understand the photographs. James describes Chesterfield's life, the region, the people he photo-graphed, the role of the Hudson's Bay Company, the documentary significance of the activities depict-ed in the photographs, and the relationship between these and other extant photos of that region and era." Minor twist to spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear - mainly at top/bottom of hinges and flap-folds, light edge wrinkling, light rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
Toronto George N. Morang 1902 First Canadian Edition Hard Cover Good- Rudyard Kipling. 
249 pp, 9 3/4" H. Light green cloth with black lettering/decoration on spine and front board, top edge gilt. 22 b&w plates (all present) plus additional small b&w drawings. Contents: How the Whale Got His Throat; How the Camel Got His Hump; How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin; How the Leopard Got His Spots; The Elephant's Child; The Sing-Song of Old Man Kangaroo; The Beginning of the Armadillos; How the First Letter was Written; How the Alphabet was Made; The Crab that Played with the Sea; The Cat that walked by Himself; The Butterfly that Stamped. Many pages are wrinkled as though turned by an enthusiastic young reader. Splitting to paper on inside hinges (repaired) but boards are holding firmly with fabric still intact, areas of very light browning on endpapers, very small ink mark on front pastedown, fraying and tiny tears at top/bottom of spine, spine is browned, some edge and corner wear, soiling to boards including a small white paint stain on rear board, 2' thin scuff on rear board, small area of damage at fore-edge of fron board, light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block 
Price: 250.00 USD
13 Leckner, Carol H. DAISIES ON A WHALE'S BACK.
Fiddlehead Poetry Books, (Fredericton, New Brunswick), 1976, from an revised edition of 750 copies 
60 pp, 8vo, soft cover. The first collection of Carol H. Leckner's (a Montreal poet) poetry, taking in work from 1969 to 1973. Interior - pages browning very lightly, otherwise clean and tight. Exterior - covers browned, minor edgewear/soiling, s pine flat and uncreased. G+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
London Bracken Books 1986 1851700161 / 9781851700165 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
404 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w illustrations. Contents: Preface; The Dawn of Civilization; A Far-travelled Invention; Ancient Mariners and Explorers; The World-wide Search for Wealth; Chinese Dragon Lore; Bird and Serpent Myths; Dragon Folk-stories; The Kingdom under the Sea; The Islands of the Blest; The Mother-Goddess of China and Japan; Tree-, Herb-, and Stone-lore; How Copper-culture reached China; The Symbolism of Jade; Creation Myths and the God and Goddess Cults; Mythical and Legendary Kings; Myths and Doctrines of Taoism; Culture Mixing in Japan; Japanese Gods and Dragons; Rival Deities of Life and Death, Sunshine and Storm; The Dragon-slayer and His Rival; Ancient Mikados and Heroes; Index. Minor edge wear. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 17.50 USD
A SECOND BOOK OF CANADIAN ANIMALS., May, Charles Paul.  Illustrated by John Crosby.
15 May, Charles Paul. Illustrated by John Crosby. A SECOND BOOK OF CANADIAN ANIMALS.
Macmillan of Canada, Toronto, 1967 reprint. 
109 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Each chapter has a b&w drawing of an adult and a juvenile of the animal described. Writing for the young reader, "Mr. May explains exactly where in Canada you should look for the animals, and he t ells how they live and what they do, describing their particular habits in an easy style that children will readily understand." Contents: Introduction; The Pronghorn Antelope; The Hoary Bat; The Polar Bear; The Mountain Beaver; The Woodla n d C a r i b o u; The Least Chipmunk; The Cougar; The Elk; The Fisher; The Red Fox; The Snowshe Hare; The Hoary Marmot; The Marten; The Musk-ox; The Narwhal; The Opossum; The White-tailed Jack-rabbit; The Brown Rat; The Harbour Seal; The Bighorn S he ep ; T he M as ke d Shrew; The Flying Squirrel; The Thirteen-lined Ground-squirrel; The Walrus; The Bowhead Whale; The Wolverine. Slight bump at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, has moderate edge wear and rubbing, small edge te ars w ith cr eas es - a rc hivally taped. Very Good/Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
THE NEW FOUNDE LAND., Mowat, Farley.
16 Mowat, Farley. THE NEW FOUNDE LAND.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1989 0771066899 / 9780771066894 Reprint Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
330 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). Map. "1989 (marked) the fortieth anniversay of Newfoundland's entrance into the Canadian confederation. Farley Mowat, Canada's most impassioned man of letters, has had a long and rich association with Newfoundland. Over the years he has come to feel an abiding love for her untamed landscapes, her everchanging, fruitful seas, her rugged people. In this special edition of Mowat's collected writings about Newfoundland, he shares his passion for the Rock and for its history. Beginnng with the Viking explorers, then settlers and proceeding through the days of the cod fishery, the seal hunt and the great ships' captains, (this book) takes us all the way up to the present day. Not only is the history well covered, most parts of the island are described in the course of the book, and the humour of its inhabitants is given free rein. 'The New Founde Land' brings together writings from 'Westviking', 'This Rock Within the Sea', 'Wake of the Great Sealers', 'Sea of Slaughter', 'Grey Seas Under', 'The Boat Who Wouldn't Float' and 'A Whale for the Killing'. Widely considered to be the finest writing he has ever produced, these landmark works are a testament to Mowat's prodigious powers of expression. Much of the original text has been revised in this attractive and significant new edition, and has been linked with new writing special to this edition." 
Price: 15.00 USD
THE POLAR PASSION:  THE QUEST FOR THE NORTH POLE.  WITH SELECTIONS FROM ARCTIC JOURNALS., Mowat, Farley.  (Thorgisl Orrabeinsfostri, Robert Bylot, William Baffin, Elisha Kent Kane, Charels Francis Hall, George Tyson, Adolphus Greely, Fridtjof Nansen, Frederick Cook.)
17 Mowat, Farley. (Thorgisl Orrabeinsfostri, Robert Bylot, William Baffin, Elisha Kent Kane, Charels Francis Hall, George Tyson, Adolphus Greely, Fridtjof Nansen, Frederick Cook.) THE POLAR PASSION: THE QUEST FOR THE NORTH POLE. WITH SELECTIONS FROM ARCTIC JOURNALS.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1967 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
303 pp, 12 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated with reproductions, drawings, maps, photographs. Contents: Foreword; The First Steps North: The Saga of Thorgisl Orrabeinsfostri c. 997 A.D.; The Bay of Disbelief: The Fifth Voyage of Robert Bylot and Wm. Baffin, 1616; A Moth to the Flame: Elisha Kent Kane, Arctic Explorations, 1853-55; Life on an Ice-Floe: Charles Francis Hall, Life Among the Esquimaux, 1865 / George Tyson, Wonderful Drift, 1871-73; Lieut. Greely Sees It Through: Adolphus Greely, Three Years of Arctic Service, 1881-84; The Inland Ice: Fridtjof Nansen, The First Crossing of Greenland, 1888; The Passion Quickens: A Survey - 1892-1906; The Top of the World: Frederick Cook, My Attainment of the Pole, 1907-08; Epilogue; Sources and Acknowledgements; Index. Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, two very tiny stains on top of text block, very light edge wear. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/creasing, a few small edge tears and chips - tears archivally taped, light fading to spine color, light rubbing a few small faint foxing marks on inside. 
Price: 30.00 USD
THE BROKEN ARK:  A BOOK OF BEASTS., Ondaatje, Michael, compiler.  John Newlove, Victor Coleman, John Glassco, Gwendolyn Macewen, George Johnston, Milton Acorn, Earle Birney, Phyllis Webb, Joan Finnegan, George Bowering, Alden Nowlan, Irving Layton, bill bissett, et al.
18 Ondaatje, Michael, compiler. John Newlove, Victor Coleman, John Glassco, Gwendolyn Macewen, George Johnston, Milton Acorn, Earle Birney, Phyllis Webb, Joan Finnegan, George Bowering, Alden Nowlan, Irving Layton, bill bissett, et al. THE BROKEN ARK: A BOOK OF BEASTS.
Toronto Oberon 1971 0887500501 / 9780887500503 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Tony Urquhart. 
Unpaginated (approx. 50 pp.), 12" H. B&w illustrations. Contains: 'Good Company, Fine Houses' by John Newlove; 'The Egg' by Victor Coleman; 'Catbird' by John Glassco; 'Invocations' by Gwendolyn MacEwen; 'Honey' & 'Noctambule' by George Johnston; 'The Natural History of the Elephants' by Milton Acorn; 'Slug in Woods' by Earle Birney; 'Love Story' by Phyllis Webb; 'On the 24th of May' by D.G. Jones; 'Horses' by Joan Finnegan; 'Dobbin' by George Bowering; 'The Bull Moose' by Alden Nowlan; 'Cain' by Irving Layton; 'Mountain Oysters' by Pat Lane; 'Man' by David McFadden; 'Killer Whale' by bill bissett; 'Stories of Snow' by P.K. Page; 'The Beavers of Renfrew' by Al Purdy; 'Birds for Janet, The Heron' by Michael Ondaatje; 'Dreams of the Animals' by Margaret Atwood; and 'On the Way to the Vivarium' by Stuart MacKinnon. Bump to top corner of front board, very small bump to bottom corner og both boards, tiny bump at top/bottom of spine, blank bookplate on front free endpaper. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has wear and wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds - includes a few very small tears and chips, slight fading to color on spine and across top 2" of jacket, a few small areas of light soiling marks. 
Price: 50.00 USD
Montreal McGill - Queen's University Press 1991 0773506780 / 9780773506787 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
300 pp, oblong (9 1/4" H x 12 1/4" D). Dark blue cloth with gold lettering/banding on spine. "Maps were an essential tool for the Hudson's Bay Company. The Company became, during the two centuries before Confederation, the main mapping agency in British North America for the immense territory extending from Ungava Bay to the Pacific Ocean. Richard Ruggles describes and analyses the mapping activities of the more than 160 Company servants and surveyors engaged in the field, as well as the contributions of more than fifty Indians and Inuit who drew sketches and gave confirgurations. Also included are annotated catalogues of all the maps known to have been produced by the (Company), and sixty-six reproductions of the most important maps and sketches." Minor edge wear, slight waviness to top/bottom edges of text block Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling, very minor rubbing. 
Price: 85.00 USD
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1968 802015301 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
344 pp, square (8 7/8" H x 8 7/8" D). B&w photographs, reproductions. "The nineteenth century opened in the flicker of tallow candles. It closed in the glare of Edison's electric lamp. Between those two events inventors and manufacturers developed a wonderful assortment of progressively more efficient lighting devices, burning a variety of fuels. Dr. Russell records with scientific attention to detail - backed up with more than 200 illustrations - how these lamps were made and used. His text is interspersed with accounts of his own experiments with the fuels and mechanisms of earlier generations. The discovery of kerosene is related in full, as is the invention of successively improved kerosene burners, lamps, and chimneys - a field up to now neglected by technological historians. Separate chapters deal with rushlights and candles; firelighting tools; pan lamps; and lamps fuelled with whale oil, lard, burning fluid, gas, and electricity. There is an extensive glossary." Book is Near Fine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, tiny chip at bottom of front flap-fold, light rubbing to colour at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds 
Price: 40.00 USD
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