Capricorn Books

Quick Search

Author
Title
Description
Keyword
Seller Id
ISBN
Advanced Search
 
 
Browse By Category
American History & Travel
Animation, Cartoons & Comics
Antiques & Collectibles
Architecture/Interior Design
Art - Book Illustration/Illustrators
Art - Canadian
Art - First Nations/Indigenous Art
Art - General
Art Instruction (Incl. Woodworking)
Books About Books
British History
Business, Finance
Canada - Architecture
Canada - Biography
Canada - British Columbia
Canada - Folklore/Mythology
Canada - General
Canada - Maritime Provinces
Canada - Native Peoples
Canada - Natural History

View all Categories
 
Gift Card
Checkout a Gift Card


 
Go To:

Global Book Town
The independent online bookstores on Global Book Town have nearly a million used, rare and out of print books.

 

 
 
 

Search

 - 50 items found in your search

Click on Title to view full description

 
LAKE OF THE OLD UNCLES., Kenney, Gerard.
21 Kenney, Gerard. LAKE OF THE OLD UNCLES.
Dundurn, Toronto, 2008, first edition. 
193 pp, 9" H, soft cover. ISBN 9781550028027 B&w photographs, reproductions. "Recounts a journey that began three-quarters of a century ago in a small village inn nestled in the Laurentian Hills of Quebec. One day, the journey will end at the village cemetery, just one kilometre from the inn. The traveller is the author. The trip is not long, but is rich in rural and natural experiences along the way. Gerard Kenney takes us along the route that led him to build a lone log cabin on the small and inaccessible Lake of the Old Uncles. No roads reach the pond, only a footpath. The hours spent in the quietude of the forest cabin have resulted in the author's personal philosophy, which was inspired by his hero, Henry David Thoreau. (He) shares with his readers the evolution of his philosophy through his personal experiences with the people and the wilderness flora and fauna he has encountered on his life's journey." Inside - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BEYOND THE REEF., Kent, Alexander.  Wraparound dust jacket art by Geoffrey Huband.
22 Kent, Alexander. Wraparound dust jacket art by Geoffrey Huband. BEYOND THE REEF.
Heinemann, London, 1992, first edition. 
310 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0434388351 A Richard Bolitho novel. "March 1808, and war spreads in Europe as Napoleon holds Portugal and threatens his old ally, Spain. The Royal Navy's blockade of enemy ports cont inues, and a new anti-slavery bill further stretches the hard-pressed fleet's resources, as more ships are required elsewhere to suppress that profitable trade. Estranged from his wife and child, and plagued by the fear of blindness, Vice- A d m i r a l R ichard Bolitho is ordered once more to the Cape of Good Hope to establish a permanent naval force there following the success of his previous mission. He leaves behind the contempt of society and the bitter memories of a friendship b et ra ye d, a nd , w ith the mistress he will not forsake, takes passage on the ill-fated 'Golden Plover'. With them are others eager to quit the land: Valentine Keen, for whom command at the Cape is both promotion and escape from his own trou ble d m arr iag e, the fa it hfu l Allday, and young Stephen Jenour, who finds in this dangerous voyage a passage to maturity. When shipwreck and diaster overtake 'Golden Plover', a hundred-mile reef off the coast of Africa becomes a powerful symb ol o f cr isis and su rviv al, cla imin g alike the innocent and the damned. Beyond the reef little remains, only raw courage and reckless hope, and the certainty that for those in peril and for those at home life has changed irrevocably." Previ ous o wner' s emb ossed sta mp on tit le p age, light browning to pages and to edges of textblock, minor wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. Very Good/Very Good+ 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
MUTINY IN THE BAY: HENRY HUDSON'S LAST VOYAGE.  GREAT STORIES OF CANADA SERIES NO. 27., Lambert, R.S.  Illustrated by Joe Rosenthal.
23 Lambert, R.S. Illustrated by Joe Rosenthal. MUTINY IN THE BAY: HENRY HUDSON'S LAST VOYAGE. GREAT STORIES OF CANADA SERIES NO. 27.
Macmillan, Toronto, 1963, first edition. 
160 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, black, white & blue/green drawings. "In the late spring of the year 1610, the 'Discovery', a small two-masted ship, set out westward from England with twenty-three men aboard. The captain was Henry Hudson, one of the ablest explorers of his day. He was searching for the Northwest Passage to China. Among the crew were Harry Greene, who acted as the captain's jester, and Habakuk Pritchett, a young man appointed by the ship's owners to write a daily journal of the progress of the 'Discovery'. From Habakuk Pritchett's journal, (the author) has reconstructed the stirring tale of a brave explorer's last voyage. The crew, ill-assorted and argumentative, was uneasy from the very start. The 'Discovery' spent the winter of that year in the great bay that now bears Hudson's name. Henry Hudson was firm in his belief that a strait on the south-west shore of the bay would lead him through to the Pacific Ocean. But s o m e o f the men could see only disaster ahead. Led by the treacherous Harry Greene they mutinied, and Captain Hudson was set adrift in an open boat, with seven loyal followers. The mutineers then sailed for England. Presented in vivid and au th en ti c d et ail, this is an absorbing eye-witness account of tragedy and triumph." Written for the younger reader. One line of ink notation at top of half-title page. Dust jacket has been price-clipped; has light edge wear; minor edge wrinkli ng; on e s ma ll ed ge tear; one closed puncture on rear hinge; two small line indentations; a few tiny foxing marks and light soiling/rubbing. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE END OF THE WORLD., Lapham, Lewis H., ed. w/Peter T. Struck.  Intro. by Simon Schama. (Polybius, Suetonius, Josephus, Nostrdamus, Voltaire, Robespierre, Edmund Burke, Charled Darwin, Karl Marx, Jack London, Siegfried Sassoon, H.L. Mencken, Primo Levi, Rachel Carson, et
24 Lapham, Lewis H., ed. w/Peter T. Struck. Intro. by Simon Schama. (Polybius, Suetonius, Josephus, Nostrdamus, Voltaire, Robespierre, Edmund Burke, Charled Darwin, Karl Marx, Jack London, Siegfried Sassoon, H.L. Mencken, Primo Levi, Rachel Carson, et THE END OF THE WORLD.
St. Martin's, New York, 1998. 
297 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0312192649 B&w illustrations. "The Romans at Pompeii, the Confederates at Richmond, and the German Jews in 1938 all had reason to believe that the world was ending. But when the storm had passed and the dust had cleared, no matter what the destruction, the world still turned. This fascinating collection contains works by diverse historians including Plato, Thucydides, Pliny, Leonardo da Vinci, John Donne, Freud, Mencken, a n d P i casso. Mary Chestnut writes in her diary as the Confederacy crumbles around her; Jack London describes the great earthquake that struck San Francisco in 1906; a Bolshevik watches the Winter Palace fall in 1917; a Polish poet fights for f oo d in Au sc hwitz. Soldiers from every major war from ancient Rome through Vietnam march toward death; a writer toils while the Black Plague topples those around him; a monk watches the Aztec empire fall to the Spaniards; the Middle Passage de fi es hu man i ty and life. The most famous episodes of human tragedy are described by the men and women who lived. them. With an introduction by Simon Schama, this fully illustrated anthology of first-person accounts of diaster from Thucydides t o C NN, fr om P om pei i to the Holocaust, is as heartbreaking as it is inspiring, as terrifying as it is fascinating." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny dint on bottom edge of rear board. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling, mi nor rubb ing, 2" w rin kle on fr ont panel. Very Good/Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
AT THE OJIBWAY.  (100 SUMMERS ON GEORGIAN BAY)., Macfarlane, David.  Foreword by Hon. Hilary M. Weston.
25 Macfarlane, David. Foreword by Hon. Hilary M. Weston. AT THE OJIBWAY. (100 SUMMERS ON GEORGIAN BAY).
N.P. Nancy Lang 2006 0978040503 / 9780978040505 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
169 pp, oblong (9" H x 12 1/8" D). Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w photographs, reproductions. "They came by rail and by steamer, from Rochester, from Cleveland, from Pittsburgh, from Hamilton and Toronto. They came to an island retreat on the windswept shores of Georgian Bay to escape the summer heat and to enjoy 'beautiful scenery and bracing air'. And, of course, to fish. There, to meet them on the stone stairs leading to the gracious veranda, was Hamilton Davis, the enterprising American who built the Ojibway Hotel in 1906. One hundred years later, with its weathered shingles, its expansive dock, its stately tower, the Ojibway is still there - the hub of a remarkable summer community. It's the kind of place that elsewhere, often, has been allowed to disappear. Of the 110 such lodges built at the turn of the century in the Georgian Bay-Muskoka region, fewer than 10 remain. Its survival is miraculous, and now it stands - as witness to what has gone and to what, like a treasured regatta ribbon pinned to an old cottage rafter, has been saved from the passage of time. (The author) chronicles the story of this beloved hotel. Recapturing summers past, unearthing treasured stories from guests, staff and cottagers, he relates them with wit and immediacy. Macfarlane creates more than just a history of this hotel. He offers a glimpse into a way of life that is disappearing and tells the story of a community committed to preseving the focal point of its past. For all those who understand the beauty and bittersweet brevity of a northern summer, (this) is a book to be treasured." Minor rubbing on rear board. Dust jacket has soft curl at top and bottom edges of panels, minor rubbing. 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
BLANKETS AND BEADS: A HISTORY OF THE SASKATCHEWAN RIVER., MacGregor, J.G.
26 MacGregor, J.G. BLANKETS AND BEADS: A HISTORY OF THE SASKATCHEWAN RIVER.
Edmonton Institute of Applied Art 1949 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
276 pp, 9" H. B&w photographs, maps. Contents: The River; Indians; The North-West Passage; Exploration of the Saskatchewan; The Fur Trade; Some Great Fur Traders; Alexander Henry the Younger; Famous Posts and Forts; Fort Edmonton; Travelling on the Saskatchewan; Bloodshed; Missionaries; North-West Rebellion; Farming and Settlement. Light edge wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, a few tiny chips, light soiling - mainly on rear panel, minor browning. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE BREADALBANE ADVENTURE., MacInnis, Joe.  Introduction by Walter Cronkite.
27 MacInnis, Joe. Introduction by Walter Cronkite. THE BREADALBANE ADVENTURE.
Montreal Optimum 1982 0888901593 / 9780888901590 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Good 
171 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs, map. "In 1975, Joe MacInnis, pioneer in the great frontier of the Arctic Ocean, discovered a new challenge. Through an old Arctic loner and a reclusive English scholar, he learned of a sailing vessel locked for 127 years beneath the polar ice. The 'Breadalbane' was one of many ships dispatched by the British Admiralty to find Sir John Franklin the explorer, and the 129 crewmen aboard the 'Erebus' and the 'Terror'. Like many before them, the ships had sought the fabled Northwest Passage to the riches of the Orient. Neither ship nor crewmen were ever found. On its ill-fated supply run, the 'Breadalbane' had stopped at Beechey Island and then became caught in the ice. The ice lifted the craft from the water and crushed its hull, but gave the crew time to scramble to safety before opening briefly to swallow its prize. Since 1853, the 'Breadalbane' has stood upright on the ocean floor, unseen by human eyes. Joe MacInnis spent three grueling years searching for the lost ghost ship, battling fierce Arctic winds, the lethal polar waters, and icebergs weighing up to a million tons. (Here, he) takes us on his unique quest, right up to the electrifying moment when he finds the ship, largely intact, in the sub-zero waters." Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/creasing - mainly at bottom edge, a few very small tears (archivally taped) and chips, small scuff on front flap-fold, very light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
28 MacInnis, Joe. Introduction by Walter Cronkite. THE BREADALBANE ADVENTURE.
Montreal Optimum 1982 0888901593 / 9780888901590 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Good+ 
171 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs, map. "In 1975, Joe MacInnis, pioneer in the great frontier of the Arctic Ocean, discovered a new challenge. Through an old Arctic loner and a reclusive English scholar, he learned of a sailing vessel locked for 127 years beneath the polar ice. The 'Breadalbane' was one of many ships dispatched by the British Admiralty to find Sir John Franklin the explorer, and the 129 crewmen aboard the 'Erebus' and the 'Terror'. Like many before them, the ships had sought the fabled Northwest Passage to the riches of the Orient. Neither ship nor crewmen were ever found. On its ill-fated supply run, the 'Breadalbane' had stopped at Beechey Island and then became caught in the ice. The ice lifted the craft from the water and crushed its hull, but gave the crew time to scramble to safety before opening briefly to swallow its prize. Since 1853, the 'Breadalbane' has stood upright on the ocean floor, unseen by human eyes. Joe MacInnis spent three grueling years searching for the lost ghost ship, battling fierce Arctic winds, the lethal polar waters, and icebergs weighing up to a million tons. (Here, he) takes us on his unique quest, right up to the electrifying moment when he finds the ship, largely intact, in the sub-zero waters." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear, light rubbing, several small edge tears with old tape on inside surface 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A CHOICE OF KIPLING'S PROSE.  SELECTED AND WITH AN INTRODUCTORY ESSAY BY W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM., Maugham, W. Somerset, selected by.  Rudyard Kipling.
29 Maugham, W. Somerset, selected by. Rudyard Kipling. A CHOICE OF KIPLING'S PROSE. SELECTED AND WITH AN INTRODUCTORY ESSAY BY W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM.
Macmillan, London, 1952, first edition. 
338 pp, 8vo (9" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Contents: Introduction; 'The Finest Story in the World'; The Man Who Was; The Tomb of His Ancestors; At the End of the Passage; 'Wireless'; On Greenhow Hill; 'Love-O'-Women'; The Brushwood Boy; The Man Who Would Be King; William the Conqueror; 'They'; Tods' Amendment; Mowgli's Brothers; The Miracle of Purun Bhagat; Without Benefit of Clergy; The Village That Voted the Earth was Flat. Very light edge wear, very light wrinkling at top/bo t t o m o f s p ine. Dust jacket has moderate wear and wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few small closed tears, one very small chip, slight fading and a few tiny watermarks on spine, light browning, light rubbing and soiling on re ar p an e l, a fe w small soiling marks on front panel. Very Good/Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
A SWARM IN MAY.  OXFORD CHILDREN'S LIBRARY NO. 25., Mayne, William.
30 Mayne, William. A SWARM IN MAY. OXFORD CHILDREN'S LIBRARY NO. 25.
London Oxford University Press 1962 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ C. Walter Hodges. 
199 pp, small 8vo (7 7/8" H). B&w illustrations by C. Walter Hodges, dust jacket design by William Stobbs. First printing in the Oxford Children's Library series. "Every years the youngest Singing Boy had brought a swarm of the Cathedral bees to be blessed, so that their beeswax would furnish good candles throughout the coming year. When John Owen became Beekeeper, all this was long ago in the past; but the tradition had been kept up, and the Beekeeper still sang an introit before the Bishop once a year - though few people remembered why. John Owen wriggled out of being Beekeeper because he hated the idea of the solo in the Cathedral; but he soon found that he was thought to have shirked his duty. And about the same time, helping Dr Sutherland and the organist with 'his' bees, he found that he was quite good as a real beekeeper, if not a singing one; and then he and Trevithic discovered a forgotten passage high up in one of the Cathedral towers - ." Gift inscription in ink on front preliminary page, minor browning to edges of text block, three tiny to very small corner bumps. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling, small crease at top corner of flaps. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
TIGER MOTH: A TRIBUTE., McKay, Stuart.
31 McKay, Stuart. TIGER MOTH: A TRIBUTE.
Orion, New York, 1988. 
160 pp, small 4to (10 13/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0517568640 Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w photographs. "A pictorial history of one of the world's greatest airplanes. Great not only in terms of numbers built and surviv ing, but in the affection generated by this amalgam of wood, wire and tube which has been responsible for training unknown thousands of airmen during more than half a century of uninterrupted operations. The Tiger Moth was born from the neces s i t y t o continue development of de Havilland's ubiquitous Moth family. Legends surrounding the development of the first DH82 have been embellished with the passage of time. In a Stag Lane shed, stagger and sweep were said to have ben determin ed b y pe n ci l calculations on the proverbial envelope while DH60G rear spars were shorteded with a handsaw. Following taxi trials, lower mainplane dihedral was added, adjusted to the length of the grass. The Tiger Moth has been privy to fifty yea rs of av ia tio n development. During her operational life she has seen wooden biplane airliners evolve into stainless steel projectiles carrying passengers faster than a rifle bullet. The Tiger Moth was conceived as a training aircraft, a ro le t o w hic h sh e w as a nd continues to be admirably suited, but as the photographs in this book illustrate, she has been adapted to almost every aviation situation possible to imagine. The aim (of this book) has been to present a balanced revie w of the life and time s of the Tiger Moth, from the early thirties to the present day, with a hint of the future added for good measure." Heavy creasing at top of spine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, ligh t ru bbing , sli ght b rowni ng a top edge of flaps. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
32 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
 
 
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.)
33 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
 
 
CASTLEGUARD., Muir, Dalton and Ford, Derek.  Foreword by J. Keith Fraser.
34 Muir, Dalton and Ford, Derek. Foreword by J. Keith Fraser. CASTLEGUARD.
Ottawa Ministry of Environment 1985 0660117908 / 9780660117904 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
Unpaginated, oblong (8 3/4" H x 11 1/4" D). 113 colour photographs, plus three maps. "Beside the Columbia Icefield, in Banff National Park, lies a narrow valley. One end of the valley is a barren arctic waste, newly formed by the retreat of the ice ages. Gradually, it grades into an alpine meadow and then into a northern coniferous forest. The valley and the glaciers around it gell the story of how the landscapes of Canada were formed, from the great ice ages to this summer's flowers. Partway down the valley there is a cave mouth, the sole entrance to an enormous complex of vaults and passage-ways under the valley and glacier. In the cold darkness of the Castleguard caves water has been forming and enlarging passages for hundreds of thousands of years. Glistening white stalactites, among the purest in the world, have been growing for millennia. Come celebrate Castleguard with the adventurers who have explored and photographed the austere beauty of this land shaped by water, cold and time." Contents: Foreword; Castleguard; The Two Landscapes of Castleguard; Populating a New Land; A Succession of Plant Communities; Water Makes Life Possible; The Little Ice Age; Cave Formation: The Surface; Cave Formation: Underground; Return to Light; The Experience; An Overview; Maps; Photographers/Acknowledgements. Tiny bump at top of spine. Dust jacket has minor rubbing on rear panel, very small wrinkle at top of spine, 2" crease at bottom edge of rear panel, minor browning at top edge of flap-folds. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
FIRST APPROACHES TO THE NORTHWEST COAST., Pethick, Derek.
35 Pethick, Derek. FIRST APPROACHES TO THE NORTHWEST COAST.
Vancouver J.J. Douglas 1976 0888940564 / 9780888940568 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good- 
232 pp, 9 1/4" H. Illustration section on green stock at front of book, map. "An ocean-going ship built of copper-sheathed mahogany. A trans-Siberian expedition that builds gallows every 20 miles. A circumnavigator who starts his working life as an apprentice to a Scottish grocer. Of the marvels and quirks of Europe's 18th-century forays to the northwest coast, few signs remain on Canada's Pacific shores. Yet before 1792, twenty-nine voyages reached land between what is now the California-Oregon border and the Bering Sea. Each of these voyages permanently altered the balance of power among European courts - as well as setting the tone of relations between the native peoples and the 'mau mau'l ney': those who came 'floating on the water without land'. Derek Pethick captures the political significance of each voyage while conveying the important details that make the men, their failures and accomplishments, come alive: for instance, the journal entry showing how the crew of the fated second Bering expedition, marooned on a desolate northern island, still debated whether they might lighten their misery by playing cards or whether this behaviour would be at variance with the tsar's orders." Faint erased pencil marks at top of front free endpaper, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear/wrinkling, a few very small chips, several edge tears with old tape repairs on inside top edge, light rubbing/soiling, small surface paper loss on spine, small light water stain on inside bottom edge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
36 Powys, Llewelyn. HENRY HUDSON. THE GOLDEN HIND SERIES.
John Lane - The Bodley Head, London, 1927, first edition. 
213 pp, 8vo (8 7/8" H), hard cover (dark blue cloth with gold lettering on spine and front board, blindstamped sailing ship with wave motif on front board) - no dust jacket. Map endpapers, b&w plates - collated. Contents: St. Ethelburga the Virgin ; Sebastian Cabot; The North-East Passage; William Barents; The First Sailing; Spitsbergen; An Industry Inaugurated; The Second Sailing; Novaya Zemlya; The Dutch Scene; Tentative Overtures; The Dutch Contract; The Third Sailing; The New World ; N e w Y ork Harbour; The Hudson River; The Departure; In England Again; The Fourth Sailing; Hudson Strait; Hudson Bay; The Wintering; The Mutiny; Captain Greene; Digges Island; The Return of the Mutineers; The Acquittal; Appendix: Transcription of th e Or i gi nal Document of the Verdict Passed Upon the Mutineers; Bibliography; Index. Book lightly cracked at pages 64/65, pages very lightly browned, browning to edges of text block, bump at bottom of front board, light edge wear, wrinkling at top /b ott om of spine - one tiny tear, darkening to spine color some delamination of cloth on rear hinge. Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
PANDORA'S LAST VOYAGE., Rawson, Geoffrey.
37 Rawson, Geoffrey. PANDORA'S LAST VOYAGE.
Longmans, London, 1963, first edition. 
165 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates, maps. "In 1791, H.M.S. Pandora was sent to the Pacific to find the notorious Bounty and bring the mutineers back to justice in England. Though Pandora never found the object of her mi ssion and failed to apprehend the main party on Pitcairn Island, she eventually rounded up those of the mutineers who had elected to stay on Tahiti. These had to face Pandora's brutal Captain Edwards, and some were inexcusably lost, drowned i n t h e i r manacles when Pandora ran on to a reef. The wreck was succeeded by a hazardous and astonishing passage in open boats to safety - to trial and possible death. Contemporary documents form the basis of (this) rousing account of the voy ag e, of P an do ra's crew and of her prisoners; of the Bounty midshipman George Stewart who married a beautiful Tahitian and whose romance was celebrated by Byron; of Mary Bryant, the girl convict from Botany Bay; and of the aimiable people of th e ' Isl a nd Par adi ses ' to whom the coming of ships' crews to the South Seas brought little but sorrow and degradation. Set against a background of perilous reefs and uncharted tropical seas, their story has all the power of history, and the pac e an d ex ci tme nt o f ad vent ure." Minor bump at top of spine, previous owner's small stamp on front pastedown. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has light wrinkling at top of spine and top/bottom of flap-folds, light rubbing/soiling on rear panel , lig ht brow ning at bo ttom edge of flaps. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
38 Rich, E.E. (Edwin Ernest.) THE FUR TRADE AND THE NORTHWEST TO 1857.
Toronto McClelland and Stewart 1967 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
336 pp, 9 1/4" H. One of 'The Canadian Centenary Series'. B&w plates, maps. "An exciting and authoritative account of the opening of the Northwest and the history and the development of the great fur-trading concerns. Professor Rich etches a graphic picture of how the often-unwilling partnership of exploration and fur trade revealed the full extent of what was to become Canadian territory." Very light edge wear/wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light to moderate edge wear wrinkling with a few tiny tears (archivally taped) and chips, slight browning to spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
WALKING SOUTHEAST ALASKA: SCENIC WALKS AND EASY HIKES FOR INSIDE PASSAGE TRAVELERS., Romano-Lax, Andromeda.
39 Romano-Lax, Andromeda. WALKING SOUTHEAST ALASKA: SCENIC WALKS AND EASY HIKES FOR INSIDE PASSAGE TRAVELERS.
Wilderness Press, Berkeley, CA, 1997. 
170 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 089997208X B&w photographs, maps. "The port towns of Alaska's Inside Passage are a walker's delight - just step off your ship into picturesque, walker-friendly towns to soak up the local history, gaze at totem poles, and stroll alongside the harbor. Look up, and you'll see the breathtaking scenery that Alaska is famous for - spectacular snow-capped peaks with eagles soaring high above. This book is ideal for cruise ship or ferry travelers as w e l l a s o v ernight visitors, with complete descriptions of 40 short and scenic walks in or very near to the port towns. Use this book to go on a lovely walk that takes you to the best sights in town, or to a nearby trail that only the locals k no w ab o ut . Ea ch hike has notes on native culture, scenery, and local lore, as well as the estimated time so you won't miss your boat. Discover where to walk in and around Ketchikan, Wrangell, Petersburg, Juneau, Tenakee Springs, Sitka, Haines , a nd Sk ag way ." I nte rior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor rubbing. Near Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A COUNTRY SO INTERESTING:  THE HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY AND TWO CENTURIES OF MAPPING, 1670-1870., Ruggles, Richard I.
40 Ruggles, Richard I. A COUNTRY SO INTERESTING: THE HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY AND TWO CENTURIES OF MAPPING, 1670-1870.
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
 
< PREV  1   2  3  NEXT >  


Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to info@CapricornBooks.ca
Copyright©2017. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by ChrisLands.com

 

 

cookie