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LEGENDS OF THE SOUTH SEAS.  THE WORLD OF THE POLYNESIANS SEEN THROUGH THEIR MYTHS AND LEGENDS, POETRY AND ART., Alpers, Antony.
1 Alpers, Antony. LEGENDS OF THE SOUTH SEAS. THE WORLD OF THE POLYNESIANS SEEN THROUGH THEIR MYTHS AND LEGENDS, POETRY AND ART.
London John Murray 1970 719519098 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
416 pp, large 8vo (9" H). Blue/green cloth boards with gold lettering/decoration on spine, gold decoration on front board. Map endpapers, b&w photographs and reproductions. "Antony Alpers has tried to discard all preconceived ideas and re-enter the world of the Polynesians as it was before Cook's arrival in 1769. By reconstructing their legends, myths, folktales and poetry in an immediate and convincing style he has let them speak for themselves. And in a long introduction that is a masterly compression of the Polynesians' whole way of life he cuts away our illusions and leaves us not only face to face with the islanders but with the way they saw themselves and the jewelled archipelagos in which they lived and sailed." Contains a preface, introduction and note on pronunciation and spelling, followed by groups of legends under the following headings: The Creation; The Heroes; Seven Ages in Thirteen Chants; The Marquesas, and Mangareva; Easter Island; Hawaiian Islands; Tongan Group; Samoa; Atolls and Outliers; New Zealand and the Chathams; 'From Darkness to Light'. These are followed by 'Notes on the Text and Illustrations', 'References' and 'Glossary and Index'. Very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has slight edge browning, light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine, one small edge tear. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
2 Amundsen, Roald. Translated from the Norwegian by A.G. Chater. THE SOUTH POLE: AN ACCOUNT OF THE NORWEGIAN ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION IN THE "FRAM", 1910-1912. (2 VOLUMES IN 1.)
Toronto McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 1976, facsimile reprint of John Murray, 1912 editions. 1976 0771001304 / 9780771001307 Facsimile Reprint of John Murray 1912 Ed Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
393 pp + 449 pp (2 volumes in 1), 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w photographs, maps (1 fold-out), fold-out plan of the 'Fram'. "In the southern spring of 1911 two separate expeditions left their respective winter quarters in Antarctica in a desperate bid to achieve the glory of being first at the South Pole - a British party, led by Captain R.F. Scott, and a Norwegian one under Captain Roald Amundsen. Scott reached the Pole on 18 January 1912, only to find that the Norwegains had forestalled him over a month previously. Disconsolate, Scott and his four companions retraced their footsteps across the polar plateau, a 'via dolorosa' which was to lead to the deaths of all five from hunger and exposure. Scott's edited diary of the events has been a perennial bestseller ever since. Amundsen's own account, translated into English as 'The South Pole', never achieved the same popularity. Lacking in personal charisma, Amundsen was to some extent a victim of British chauvinism, which stereotyped him as a devious foreigner not above gaining the Pole by a deceitful stratagem and, worse by far, sacrificing his dogs to do so. His complaint in later years that British schoolchildren were being taught to regard Scot t as the true discoverer of the South Pole was probably no exaggeration. Today we can look back to these distant events more dispassionately, and freely give Amundsen the credit that is his due. He was a truly professional explorer who took pains to put all his theories to the test and left nothing to chance. 'The South Pole', which so successfully exemplifies Amundsen's philosophy of exploration, is a polar masterpiece which deserves to be in print again after so many years in limbo." Previous owner's name/date on front pastedown, embossed blind stamp on free front endpaper, a few edge creases and tiny tear archivally taped on fold-out map at rear, tiny speck on top of textblock, very light soiling on bottom of textblock, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, ghost sticker mark on front panel, some darkening to flap-folds and spine edges, very light rubbing/soiling, a few tiny tears at top/bottom of spine, very small scuff mark on front panel. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
A STORY AS SHARP AS A KNIFE:  THE CLASSICAL HAIDA MYTHTELLERS AND THEIR WORLD., Bringhurst, Robert.
3 Bringhurst, Robert. A STORY AS SHARP AS A KNIFE: THE CLASSICAL HAIDA MYTHTELLERS AND THEIR WORLD.
Vancouver Douglas & McIntyre 2000 155054795X / 9781550547955 Soft Cover Very Good 
527 pp, 9" H. B&w illustrations. "Native American oral literature has often been presented, wrongly, as a sea of anonymous folktales. Here instead are the works of unforgettable individuals: the blind poet Ghandl, the crippled master myth-spinner Skaay, the cagey old historian Kilxhawgins, and other Haida authors who speak with crystal clarity though they speak from a vanished time." Includes the following Appendices: Haida Spelling and Pronunciation; Haida as a Written Language; Spelling of Other Native American Languages; The Structure of Skaay's 'Raven Travelling'; Haida Village Names; A Short Pronouncing Glossary of Haida People and Places. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - soft crease at top edge of rear cover, moderate bump at bottom of spine, very minor edge wear. 
Price: 18.00 USD
 
 
ANCIENT MARINE REPTILES., Callaway, Jack M. & Nicholls, Elizabeth L., eds.  (Gorden L. Bell, Eric Buffetaut, Kenneth Carpenter, Robert M. Carroll, Rachel Collin, Robert K. Denton, James L. Dobie, David K. Elliott, Marta Fernandez, Zulma Garsparini, Hans Hagdorn, et al.)
4 Callaway, Jack M. & Nicholls, Elizabeth L., eds. (Gorden L. Bell, Eric Buffetaut, Kenneth Carpenter, Robert M. Carroll, Rachel Collin, Robert K. Denton, James L. Dobie, David K. Elliott, Marta Fernandez, Zulma Garsparini, Hans Hagdorn, et al.) ANCIENT MARINE REPTILES.
Academic Press, San Diego, 1997, second printing. 
501 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H), hard cover (glazed pictorial boards) - no dust jacket. ISBN 0121552101 B&w photographs, drawings, maps, etc. "Vertebrate evolution has led to the convergent appearance of many groups of originally terrestrial animal s that now live in the sea. Among these groups are familiar mammals like whales, dolphins, and seals. There are also reptilian lineages that have become sea creatures (like plesiosaurs, ichthyosaurs, mosasaurs, thalattosaurs, and other). M o s t o f these marine reptiles, often wrongly called 'dinosaurs' are extinct. (This book) is devoted to these extinct groups of marine reptiles. These reptilian analogs represent useful models of the myriad adaptations that permit tetrapods t o li ve i n t he ocean. Key features: First book in more than 80 years devoted exclusively to fossil marine reptiles; Documents the most current research on extinct marine reptiles; Prepared by the world's most prominent experts in the field; W el l i llu str at ed. " P revious owner's small stamp on front pastedown, minor rubbing on glossy boards. Very Good+ 
Price: 77.50 USD
 
 
5 Cameron, Austin W. Illustrations by John Crosby. A GUIDE TO EASTERN CANADIAN MAMMALS.
National Museum of Canada / Department of Northern Affairs and National Resources, Ottawa, 1956. 
72 pp, 9" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). B&w illustrations. "This paper has been written in the hope that it wil fill the need for a semi-popular treatment of the mammals known to occur, or believed to occur, in that part of Quebec which lies s outh and east of the St. Lawrence River, and in the provinces of New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland (exclusive of Labrador)....The prime purpose of the paper....is to provide the amateur with simple descripti o n s o f t h e mammals (including whales, dolphins, etc.) so that he can identify them with a minimum of effort." Interior - minor browning to pages, minor curling at top corner of pages, staples are rusting, otherwise clean and tight with no ot he r ow n er sh i p ma rks. Exterior - a few soft wrinkles on covers, minor soiling, minor fading on spine, staples are rusting, small creases at top part of spine. Very Good- 
Price: 11.95 USD
 
 
6 Del Rey, Lester. THE MYSTERIOUS SEA.
Philadelphia Chilton 1961 First Edition Hard Cover Good- Good- Jacket design by Leon Leiderman. 
198 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H). Contents: Foreword: The Eternal Frontier; Water, Water Everywhere (Improbable Element / The Wild Waves / Time and Tide); The Ancient Challenge (Lore and Legend / Bell, Sub and Scuba / Mapping the Unknown); The Vasty Deeps (Down to the Sea / The Great Abyss / Rift in Reality); The Waters of Life (In the Beginning / Every Shape and Form / The Ultimate Adaptations); Bounty from the Sea (Hydroponics Unlimited / Storehouse for Eternity / The Disconcerting Dolphin); Challenge for Tomorrow (Ten Billion Plus / Treasure Trove / Project Mohole); Index. Light to heavy color fading at top and bottom edges of spine/boards and on spine; light edge wear; tiny foxint marks on edges of text block; one slight corner bump. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, small edge tears with creases, rubbing and soiling on rear panel; a few small scuffs. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
7 Dickerman, Marion, compiled by. THE STORY OF THE LAST OF THE OLD WHALERS, "CHARLES W. MORGAN".
Marine Museum of the Marine Historical Association, Mystic, Connecticut, [1954], revised and reprinted edition. 
28 pp, 9" H x 6" D, stapled in wraps. B&w photographs, drawings, facsimiles of log pages, chronology of voyages. "She was the pride of New Bedford when on July 21, 1841, she slid down the ways of Jethro and Zachariah Hillman's shipyard into the Acushnet River, the largest and finest addition to New Bedford's great and growing fleet of whaleships..." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light browning to covers edges, very light edge wear, minor creasing at spine area. VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
8 Duane, Diane. Jacket art by Mark Ferrari. SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL WIZARD. (CONTAINS: SO YOU WANT TO BE A WIZARD; DEEP WIZARDRY; AND, HIGH WIZARDRY.)
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
 
 
9 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
 
 
WHEN THE WHALERS WERE UP NORTH:  INUIT MEMORIES FROM THE EASTERN ARCTIC., Eber, Dorothy Harley.
10 Eber, Dorothy Harley. WHEN THE WHALERS WERE UP NORTH: INUIT MEMORIES FROM THE EASTERN ARCTIC.
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
 
 
WHALERS NO MORE:  A HISTORY OF WHALING ON THE WEST COAST., Hagelund, W.A.
11 Hagelund, W.A. WHALERS NO MORE: A HISTORY OF WHALING ON THE WEST COAST.
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.
12 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
 
 
MAORILAND FAIRY TALES., Howes, Edith.
13 Howes, Edith. MAORILAND FAIRY TALES.
London Ward, Lock 1958 Reprint Hard Cover Good Good- 
224 pp, 7 3/8" H. Colour frontispiece, six b&w illustrations. Contents: The Wanderers; The Six Brothers; Tiki; Tawhaki's Climb; How the Moon was Made; Brother and Sister; The Sea-King's Victory; The Magician's Magic; Maui; More about Maui; The King and the Fairies; Hatupatu; The Star Hunt; The Pet Whale; On the Moon; The Wooden Head; The Fountain of Fish; Rata; The Island and the Taniwha; The Most Beautiful Maiden in the World; The Giant in the Cave; Tama and his Brother; Tama and his Wife; Sea-Goblins; The Great Bird of the Hills; The Floating Island; The Princess and the Giant; Hinemoa's Swim. Previous owner's name in ink on front free endpaper, very light foxing on spine and at bottom of boards, minor soiling, two tiny corner bumps. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has moderate edge wear, light edge wrinkling and a few edge tears, moderate browning on rear panel, a crease down the front flap. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
POUNAMU POUNAMU., Ihimaera, Witi.
14 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
 
 
15 Kenney, James F., editor. (Captain James Knight.) THE FOUNDING OF CHURCHILL: BEING THE JOURNAL OF CAPTAIN JAMES KNIGHT, GOVERNOR-IN-CHIEF IN HUDSON BAY, FROM THE 14th OF JULY TO THE 13th OF SEPTEMBER, 1717.
Toronto J.M. Dent & Sons 1932 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Inscribed By Author
213 pp, 7 3/4" H. Five b&w illustrations, including frontispiece (collated). Inscribed on front free endpaper: "To / Jean F. Thomas / best of helpers / from / James F. Kenney / 10 June, 1943". "The Journal of the founding of the Hudson's Bay Company's trading-post at Churchill river, now published for the first time, will, it is hoped, prove to be a worth-while addition to the scanty collection of original sources for the early history of Hudson bay that are available in print." from the Preface. Contents: Introduction; The Discovery of Churchill; The First Establishment of the Hudson's Bay Company at Churchill; Captain James Knight; The Second Founding of Churchill; The Fate of Captain Knight; The Later History of Churchill; The Journal; Bibliography; Index. Minor edge wear to boards, minor toning to page margins, very light browning to edges of text block, very light wrinkling at top of spine, small line indentation on rear board. 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
16 Mowat, Farley ORDEAL BY ICE.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1960 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Fair Inscribed By Author
364 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). Map endpapers. INSCRIBED ON HALF TITLE PAGE: "POUR LE MADAME! FARLEY MOWAT 1960". "Read of the voyages of the intrepid Martin Frobisher, who found a fortune in fool's gold; of Henry Hudson's tragic end in a bay which bears his name; of Jens Munk's living nightmare which lasted a full winter and which ended with the death of 61 of his 63-man crew; of Captain Thomas James, trapped in the ice and forced to sink his ship to survive; of James Knight's unsuccessful attempt to find that elusive chimera, the North West Passage; of Captain William Scoresby and the whalers who again and again braved the ice so that the ladies of England could be properly corseted; of John Ross, who was held prisoner by the ice for four winters; of the mysterious disappearance of the Franklin Expedition and the horrifying discoveries made by his would-be rescuers; and of Charles Hall who lived as an Eskimo and showed that white men could survive in the Arctic. In this book Farley Mowat takes us on a vicarious journey through the full saga of Arctic exploration from the time of Pytheas to the present day." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny bump at bottom corner of rear cover, light browning to edges of text block, small jagged tear with crease at top of page 159/160 - archivally taped. Dust jacket has chips and edge tears with creases; light to moderate edge wear, edge wrinkling and rubbing; light fading to spine colour; 3" tear on front flap-fold; minoe soiling; protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 85.00 USD
 
 
17 Nanogak, Agnes. Introduction by Robin Gedalof McGrath. MORE TALES FROM THE IGLOO.
Edmonton Hurtig 1986 0888303017 / 9780888303011 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Agnes Nanogak. 
116 pp, oblong (6 1/4" H x 8 3/4" D). Colour illustrations. "Agnes Nanogak is one of the foremost representatives of the rich and varied storytelling tradition of the Inuit. Her gifted illustrations and tales from across the Western Arctic are combined to create this collection. (It) includes stories to suit every taste and age. There are fables about animals that quarrel and trick each other in the best tradition of Aesop. There are adventures, with young hunters going out on missions of rescue and exploration. There are tales about neighbours and strangers, in encounters that range from working and living together from day to day, to fantastic competitions and celebrations, to mortal injuries and revenge. All of the stories, whether humorous, dramatic, or instructive, along with the bewitching illustrations, tell us much about the Inuit view of the world, their experience of life, and their fascinating cultural traditions." Very small tear and wrinkle at top corner of page leaf v/vi and very small chip at top corner of page leaf vii/vii. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling, two small tears on rear panel with tape. 
Price: 12.00 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
 
 
19 Owen, Russell. THE ANTARCTIC OCEAN.
London Whittlesey House / McGraw-Hill 1941 Second Printing Hard Cover Good Fair Stephen J. Voorhies, maps. 
254 pp, 9 1/4" H. Map endpapers. B&w photographs, maps. "The search for a land greater than the United States and Mexico began centuries ago, but it was not until a little more than a hundred years ago that an American sealer, Nat Palmer, first glimpsed its mainland. After the fanatic fumblings of explorers like Quiros, the discoverer-priest, hard-headed men pushed farther and farther south to learn what lay in the land of mist and snow. Captain Cook sailed around the land without seeing it; Lieut. Charles Wilkes, an American, sailed along its coast for 1,500 miles. Capt. James Clark Ross, the famous Englishman, broke into the silent sea which bears his name and for the first time brought back some knowledge of this great continent, with its high barriers of ice, its lofty mountain ranges and a live volcano, its tremendous beauty. Since then men have been to the South Pole on foot and in airplanes, have lived on ships fast in the ice and on the ice itself. Here are found the names of Scott and Shackleton, of Charcot and Amundsen, of Byrd and Ellsworth. (This) is the story of the almost incredible hardships men overcame because they were driven to rip the veil from one of the most majestic and fabulous regions of the earth." Pencil erasure mark at top of free front endpaper, previous owner's bookplate on verso of free front endpaper, very soft crease down preliminary pages, previous owner's stamp at bottom of page 100 and on one rear page, erased pencilled number on free rear endpaper, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light edge wear. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear/creasing, old tape at top/bottom inside edge, light to moderate rubbing/soiling, afew very small chips and tears, light browning, date stamp on inside of rear flap. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BARON MUNCHAUSEN AND OTHER COMIC TALES FROM GERMANY., Raspe, R.E. and Others.  Edited by Stella Humprhies.
20 Raspe, R.E. and Others. Edited by Stella Humprhies. BARON MUNCHAUSEN AND OTHER COMIC TALES FROM GERMANY.
London J.M. Dent & Sons 1971 0460050966 / 9780460050968 First British Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Ulrik Schramm. 
110 pp, 8 1/2" H. Red & white pictorial endpapers, light brown boards, repeating the pattern from the endpapers in red, with titling in dark purple on spine and front board. Colour plates and b&w drawings. One of the Children's Illustrated Classics series. "The most familiar of the traditional humorous tales from Germany concern the foolish Men of Schilda, the playful rascal Till Eulenspiegel, and the supreme genius of the tall story, Baron Munchausen. All these characters feature in this attractively illustrated C.I.C. edition. It includes the original Munchausen tales written in English by R.E. Raspe and published in 1785, and also the most famous tales of his imitators. The wholly fantastic travels, campaigns and adventures of the noble Baron can hardly have hoped to convince their readers. They are purest tall-tale nonsense, intriguing to practically every young reader of about seven to eleven in their flights of imaginative fancy. The Baron himself is happily shot as a human cannonball far above the town, attempts to climb to the moon on a quick-growing bean of his own sowing, boasts of encountering a stag with a cherry-tree growing between its antlers, explains how, though his horse was cut in two, he continued to ride on one half only. The famous tales of the hinged cranium and of General Bruin are also included. Such is the fabric of this volume of inspired nonsense." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has minor edge wear and light edge wrinkling, small ghost sticker mark on front flap. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
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