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201 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
 
 
202 Mowat, Farley SIBIR: MY DISCOVERY OF SIBERIA.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1972 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Good- Signed by Author
313 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H). Map endpapers, 2 b&w maps. SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON HALF TITLE PAGE. "In over 29,000 miles of Siberian travel over mountains, steppes, taiga and tundra, the author visited regions not seen by any westerner since 1917, including the diamond mines at Mirny; the golden Kolyma; the new Leningrad; and Tchersky, once the most remote place of exile in all Russia but now a burgeoning new city on the shores of the Arctic Ocean. Lively, anecdotal, highly personal, Mowat's graphic prose brings to life a people who share the top of the world with us, their hopes and aspirations, their humour, their dedication to the dramatic awakening of 'Sibir' - The Sleeping Land." Christmas gift inscription on verso of free front endpaper, very light browning to edges of text block, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight browning to edges of endpapers. Dust jacket has light rubbing, light edge wear/wrinkling, moderate at top/bottom of hinges and flap-folds with some very small tears and chips, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 25.00 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.)
203 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
 
 
MUSKOKA AND HALIBURTON 1615-1875.  A COLLECTION OF DOCUMENTS., Murray, Florence B., edited and with introduction by.
204 Murray, Florence B., edited and with introduction by. MUSKOKA AND HALIBURTON 1615-1875. A COLLECTION OF DOCUMENTS.
Toronto Champlain Society for the Government of Ontario 1965 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Fair 
445 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Red cloth, gilt lettering/banding on spine. B&w illustrations, maps - collated. "The volume begins in the seventeenth century with the arrival of the first Europeans known to have seen the Georgian Bay shore, and with the Jesuit fathers who ministered to the Algonkin Indians hunting in the area. It concludes over two hundred years later with the establishment of community life, the coming of the railways, the lumber industry and the beginning of the tourist trade." A collection of source documents. Light toning to edges of text block, minor shelf soiling on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear/creasing, small edge tears and chips, light rubbing/soiling, light fading to spine colour, some darkening to spine and flap-folds, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 60.00 USD
 
 
AT HER MAJESTY'S REQUEST:  AN AFRICAN PRINCESS IN VICTORIAN ENGLAND., Myers, Walter Dean.
205 Myers, Walter Dean. AT HER MAJESTY'S REQUEST: AN AFRICAN PRINCESS IN VICTORIAN ENGLAND.
New York Scholastic 1999 0590486691 / 9780590486699 Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ 
146 pp, 9" H. B&w illustrations. In 19th century West Africa, a young princess is taken by a rival tribe "and held for a ritual in which she will be killed. Then, in 1850, on the very day set for her death, a British naval officer rescues her. She is christened Sarah Forbes Bonneta and taken to England. There she is presented to Queen Victoria, who decides to provide for the upbringing of this young, orphaned princess. (The author) discovered a body of letters concerning Sarah, and some actually written by her, in a (London book store). What he saw there fascinated him, and he set out to unearth details of her unique and engaging life. He found an extraordinary story - of royalty, of race, of class, of belonging, and of identity. Now, after years of meticulous research, Myers unveils this arresting portrait of Sarah Forbes Bonneta, African princess." Book is Fine. Dust jacket has a very tiny tear at top of front flap-fold, very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
CATALOGUS VAN KAARTEN.  UITGEGEVEN DOOR DE TOPOGRAFISCHE DIENST.  JUNI 1968., N/A.
206 N/A. CATALOGUS VAN KAARTEN. UITGEGEVEN DOOR DE TOPOGRAFISCHE DIENST. JUNI 1968.
Topografische Dienst, Delft, 1968. 
30 pp text (DUTCH ONLY) + 18 colour and b&w maps (several fold-out). Interior - a few pages with tiny soft crease at top corner, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear/wrinkling, very light rubbing/soil ing. Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
MANNERS AND MONUMENTS OF PREHISTORIC PEOPLES., Nadaillac, The Marquis de.  Translated by Nancy Bell (N. D'Anvers).
207 Nadaillac, The Marquis de. Translated by Nancy Bell (N. D'Anvers). MANNERS AND MONUMENTS OF PREHISTORIC PEOPLES.
New York G.P. Putnam's Sons 1892 First American Edition Hard Cover Good 
412 pp, 8 3/4" H. Brown cloth with gilt lettering on spine, gilt lettering/decoration on front board, top edge gilt. 113 b&w illustrations, including tissue-covered frontispiece. Contents: The Stone Age, its Duration, and its Place in Time; Food, Cannibalism, Mammals, Fish, Hunting and Fishing, Navigation; Weapons, Tools, Pottery - Origin of the Use of Fire, Clothing, Ornaments - Early Artistic Efforts; Caves, Kitchen-Middings, Lake Stations, "Terremares", Crannoges, Burghs, "Nurhags", "Talayoti", and "Truddhi"; Megalithic Monuments; Industry, Commerce, Social Organization - Fights, Wounds and Trepanation; Camps, Fortifications, Vitrified Forts - Santorin - The Towns upon the Hill of Hissarlik; Tombs; Index. Inside rear hinge has splitting to paper but is holding firmly, two edge tears on page leaf 403/404 - archivally taped, small 'v' tear on page leaf 407/408 - archivally taped, small area of browning at bottom of inside front hinge, browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, light edge wear - more at corners and at top/bottom of spine, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light waviness on spine, faint staining on half of rear board. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
VISA TO RUSSIA., Newman, Bernard.
208 Newman, Bernard. VISA TO RUSSIA.
Herbert Jenkins, London, 1959, first edition. 
244 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs, maps. At the time of the author's tour, visits to Russia were carefully orchestrated affairs, watched over by government officials. "But what if you go as a private individual? Bernard Newman determined to find the answer to this question during the summer of (1958), and his account of his lone pilgrimage makes a fascinating book of the first importance. By simple devices at the disposal of any tourist he went m o r e o r l ess where he pleased, had dozens of conversations with ordinary people and enjoyed the hospitality of many a Russian home. Once the barrier of suspicion was penetrated, he found the Russians as friendly as the people of most other g re at n at i on s. H is meetings with them were disarmingly informal and quite the contrary to common experience. Then he was arrested, and he saw at first hand the police state at work. He saw something of the power of the Communist party lead er, of th eir d isr ega r d f or truth, of individual freedom, of human rights. It was a grim experience, and was in marked and sombre contrast to his earlier friendly encounters with the Man-in-the-Street. (This) is a balanced and trustworthy pict ure of a nat ion liv ing un der Communism, an existence which has been variously described by other writers as heaven, or as hell. In his description of it Bernard Newman has not fallen into the pitfalls of extremes. Instead, he has set asi de pr ejud ice a nd in an objec tive an d no n-political account tells us precisely what he saw and did." Top edge dye has migrated to top fore-edge of last 6 pages, tiny light stain on bottom of textblock, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small book store label on f ront p asted own, mino r bump at bottom of front board. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing, light browning. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE CREATURE IN THE MAP:  A JOURNEY TO EL DORADO., Nicholl, Charles.
209 Nicholl, Charles. THE CREATURE IN THE MAP: A JOURNEY TO EL DORADO.
New York William Morrow 1995 0688146007 / 9780688146009 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
398 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w illustrations. "In May 1595, a hundred Englishmen - 'gentlemen, soldiers, rowers, boat-keepers, boys, and of all sorts' - rowed up a river in South America in search of the lost golden city of El Dorado. They were led by Sir Walter Ralegh, forty years old, ready to hazard his fading reputation on this doomed gamble. Four hundred years later Charles Nicholl follows their trail into the strange terrain of this enduring international obsession. The journey begins with Ralegh's curious 'charte' in the British Museum and leads through the labyrinthine delta of the Orinoco River and up into the rugged Guiana highlands of southern Venezuela, the setting of Conan Doyle's 'The Lost World'. A night with a Warao tobacco shaman, an encounter with the jungle-hermit Laime, bush pilot Jimmy Angel's stories of earlier days, life in the shantytowns of the region's gold diggers - these color and deepen the book's intense recollection of that original Elizabethan expedition. In this vivid reconstruction, Nicholls blends historical scholarship with idiosyncratic reportage in a unique and fascinating mix." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has some light wrinkling at top of spine and top edge, slight fading to some of the spine and front hinge colour. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
SEA WOLVES AND BANDITS: SEALING, WHALING, SMUGGLING AND PIRACY, WILD MEN OF VAN DIEMEN'S LAND, BUSHRANGERS AND BANDITS, WRECKS AND WRECKERS.  WITH A CHRONOLOGY OF CURIOUS AND INTERESTING FACTS RELATING TO OLD VAN DIEMEN'S LAND AND (FROM 1856) TO TASMANIA, Norman, L.  Preface by Hon. Robert Cosgrove.
210 Norman, L. Preface by Hon. Robert Cosgrove. SEA WOLVES AND BANDITS: SEALING, WHALING, SMUGGLING AND PIRACY, WILD MEN OF VAN DIEMEN'S LAND, BUSHRANGERS AND BANDITS, WRECKS AND WRECKERS. WITH A CHRONOLOGY OF CURIOUS AND INTERESTING FACTS RELATING TO OLD VAN DIEMEN'S LAND AND (FROM 1856) TO TASMANIA
Hobart, Tasmania J. Walch & Sons 1946 First Edition Hard Cover Good- 
208 pp, 9 7/8" H. Medium brown cloth with gilt lettering on spine, colour pastedown on front board. Fold-out frontispiece of Hobart Bridge, plus additional b&w plates. Contents: Preface; Index to Part I; Introduction; Chronological Statement of Curious and Interesting Facts; Privateering; Military Camps; The First Roads; Toll Bars, Turnpikes, and the Old Coaching Days; An Old Crown Colony; Duelling in V.D.L.; Representative (not Responsible) Government; Who Discovered Gold in Australia?; Respon-sible Government; First Tasmanian Parliament; The Heroic 80's; Railways; The Gay 90s; Bicycling; Federation; Premiers' Conference; Index to Part II; Sealers and Wreckers; "Dire" Straits; Smuggling and Piracy; Early Banditry; Brigands of the Twenties; Britton, Brown and Jeffkins; The Robin Hood of V.D.L.; Last Phase of Banditry in V.D.L.; A Post-War Killer; A Forty-Niner; Whaling from Earliest Times; First Hobart Town Whaler; Power. Date in ink on front free endpaper, very light browning to endpapers and pages, a few tiny faint foxing marks on endpapers, small area of soiling at top corner of front pastedown, browning to edges of text block, very small soft bump to top corner of approx. pages 1 to 75, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, moderate edge wear with some fraying at two corners, very small bump to top corners, general light rubbing and scuffing on front board pastedown picture. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THESE MY FRIENDS AND FOREBEARS:  THE O'BRIENS OF DROMOLAND., O'Brien, Grania R.
211 O'Brien, Grania R. THESE MY FRIENDS AND FOREBEARS: THE O'BRIENS OF DROMOLAND.
Whitegate, County Clare Ballinakella Press 1991 0946538034 / 9780946538034 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Inscribed By Author
259 pp, small 4to (10 1/8" H), glazed pictorial boards. B&w photographs, drawings, family trees, reproductions. Inscribed on front free endpaper: "With best wishes for happy reading from the author Grania R. O'Brien 1991". "(The author) is the younger daughter of the 16th Baron Inchiquin. She was brought up at Dromoland Castle in County Clare, the O'Brien family home until it was sold in 1962. Using much previously unpublished material for this publication, she has researched in the Irish Record Offices; the National Library; Trinity College, Dublin; the Clare Champion; the Northern Ireland and London Public Record Offices as well as using other sources." Contents: List of Illustrations; Introduction and acknowledgements; Dromoland - The House Itself; Donat (Sir Donough) O'Brien moves to Dromoland; Lucius O'Brien and the Keightleys; Sir Edward O'Brien - Racing Days; Sir Lucius O'Brien and Ann French; Politics, Building and Famine; The Trial of William Smith O'Brien; Problems with Louisa, Lady Inchiquin; The End of the Nineteenth Century; Troubled Times; The Family Departs; Epilogue; Bibliography; Index. Book is lightly cocked, small bump at bottom of spine, two very small bumps on bottom edge of front board. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
HEART'S LONGING:  NEWFOUNDLAND, NEW YORK AND THE DISTANCE HOME., O'Toole, Lawrence.
212 O'Toole, Lawrence. HEART'S LONGING: NEWFOUNDLAND, NEW YORK AND THE DISTANCE HOME.
Douglas & McIntyre, Vancouver, (1994), Ist edition. 
200 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "(A) memoir of an unusal kind: it is about one person's search for home, told in a rich blend of biography, fiction, history and travel. The search for home, for his heart's longing, takes writer Lawrence O'Toole back to his roots in Newfoundland, where he grew up in 'what is commonly viewed as a backwater culture'. He left it for Toronto, where he became the dance critic for the 'Gobe and Mail' and later the film critic for 'Maclean's', before ending up 'on another island, Manhattan', the place he now calls home. The search for a place where he belongs has drawn him to the bleaker areas of the world where people are poor and isolated - not unlike his homeland. He also describes his life as a gay man in New York and Fire Island in the age of AIDS." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at bottom of spine, light rubbing on rear panel. VG+/VG 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
213 Operator 1384 THE DEVIL'S DIPLOMATS.
London Hutchinson Hard Cover Very Good - 
286 pp, 8 3/4" H. Red cloth with gilt lettering on spine. No date (c1935). 10 b&w plates, including frontispiece (collated). "This book is not fiction. It is not even fiction with a basis in fact. It recounts only actual incidents in which I took part as an agent of L'Espionage Centrale, the Secret Service of the French Foreign Legion, in Tunis and Syria. With the exception of a few pseudonyms, there is no departure from strict accuracy." From the Foreword. Previous owner's small name stamp on front pastedown, minor browning on some preliminary pages and on some rear pages, book is slightly cocked, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light wear at corners, slight fading to spine color, very light browning to edges of text block with one small foxing mark on fore-edge 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
THE LAST LINGUA FRANCA:  ENGLISH UNTIL THE RETURN OF BABEL., Ostler, Nicholas.
214 Ostler, Nicholas. THE LAST LINGUA FRANCA: ENGLISH UNTIL THE RETURN OF BABEL.
New York Walker 2010 0802717713 / 9780802717719 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
330 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w illustrations. "English has become the world's lingua franca - the most widely spoken in human history, (but the author argues that it) stands to be displaced as the world's language. The primary causes for the spread of lingua francas over time have been military empire-building, networks of commercial enterprise, and missionary religion. Ostler explores each of these inspirations through the lens of civilizations spanning the globe, from China and India to Persia, Africa, and Europe. Two long-term trends emerge that suggest the reasons for ultimate decline: Elites are the prime users of lingua francas, yet democratization in politics and rising equality in society tend to bring them down. At present, international English worldwide is spoken not by majorities, but by elites; and the countries where English is spoken natively are losing their command of the world's economic heights. Soon, the rising wealth of states such as Brazil, Russia, India, and China will shrink any international preference for English. These trends are now reinforced by a new development in modern technology. There will soon be instant translation among major languages, enhancing the global usefulness of mother tongues and lessening the necessity for any future lingua franca to be learned. Increasingly, each nation will speak as it pleases, and yet the world will understand." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling light at bottom of front flap, tiny tear at bottom of front flap-fold - archivally taped. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
215 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
 
 
FOOD PATH:  CUISINE ALONG THE GRAND TRUNK ROAD FROM KABUL TO KOLKATA., Pant, Pushpesh & Mohsin, Huma.
216 Pant, Pushpesh & Mohsin, Huma. FOOD PATH: CUISINE ALONG THE GRAND TRUNK ROAD FROM KABUL TO KOLKATA.
New Delhi Lustre Press / Roli Books 2008 8174363629 / 9788174363626 Third impression. Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ 
144 pp, oblong (8 1/4" H x 12 1/4" D). Profusely illustrated with colour photographs of food, street vendors, markets, architecture, truck art, etc. "The Grand Trunk Road, the axis of the Indian subcontinent's heavily populated north since the sixteenth century, was the brainchild of Sher Shah Suri. (This book) presents a compelling and beautifully illustrated history of the road since its emergence as ancient India's first route for traders and invaders. Driving along the classic route, full of the footprints of history and culture, one has an unmatched opportunity to discover the culinary riches of India. The seductive treats range from the barbequed temptations of Peshawar and Rawalpindi to the sumptuous secrets of the imperial 'dastarkhans' of Delhi and Agra; from the succluent kebabs of the Awadh region to the sublime vegetarian repast of Varanasi and the tantalizing sweets of Bengal. Indeed the GT Road is the best introduction to the fulsome flavours of India. Bon voyage and bon appetit!" Over 100 recipes, interlaced with snippets of information about the history, people, architecture, and life along the 'Road'. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE SEEDS:  THE LIFE STORY OF A MATRIARCH., Pare, Lucy Griffith.  With Antoine Pare.
217 Pare, Lucy Griffith. With Antoine Pare. THE SEEDS: THE LIFE STORY OF A MATRIARCH.
Ste-Lucie-des-Laurentides, Quebec L'aRPENT PERDU 1984 0969138717 / 9780969138716 First Edition Soft Cover Good 
353 pp, 10 3/4" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "(A) profusely illustrated slice of history giving a first-hand account of Lucy Griffith Pare's 96 years. Beginning in Australia, the story follows the fortunes of the author and her family from the relative comfort of Melbourne to the harsh conditions of the Western Australian Goldfields. As a child of seven in 1895 the author travels by camel train along with her sisters and mother to join her father in the thick of the goldrush. The story traces the growth of a desert camp of tents to the twin cities of Coolgardie and Kalgoorlie. Then, just before the First (World) War, the author meets and marries Alphonse Pare, a French Canadian mining engineer, and moves into a new life in Canada. The story continues in Montreal and recounts the growth of their family through the turbulent years of the two wars and the Depression. In the First (World) War Alphonse serves in the cavalry and Lucy awaits him in the British Isles; in the Second (World) War, they are represented by four sons and three sons-in-law in uniform. After the Second (World) War, the author finds herself in the centre of a burgeoning Canadian family that spans four generations and includes nine children, forty-six grandchildren and an ever-increasing number of great-grandchildren." Interior - small hand-written notation in margin of page 135 in black ink and also in red ink in top margin of page 195, small stain at top of pages 132 and 133 - migrates lightly through page. Exterior - small stain on top of text block, small crease at fore-edge of front cover, very light edge wear, two light stains at bottom edge of front cover, two tiny scuffs on front cover, light creases and some wrinkles on spine, a very small stain on fore-edge of text block. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
218 Pereira, Michael. MOUNTAINS AND A SHORE: A JOURNEY THROUGH SOUTHERN TURKEY.
Geoffrey Bles, London, 1966, first edition. 
224 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs, map. "The Mediterranean coast of Turkey is a region of quite exceptional natural beauty. It is also rich in historical remains. Greeks, Romans, Seljuks and Crusaders have all le ft their mark. The author, who speaks Turkish fluently, wanted to see southern Turkey before the Government carried out their plans to develop it for tourists, and this book is an account of his travels. It is essentially about the present: a b o u t the land as it is today and the people who live in it, but there is a strong awareness of past events and personalities. Travelling by indigenous transport, bus, 'dolmus' and donkey, and staying in Third Class hotels by preference, he t a lk ed t o pe o ple along the coast from Marmaris to Mersin and also made a detour through the Taurus Mountains to the old Seljuk capital of Konya. Fortunately the Turks are appreciative of the natural beauty of their country and it is unlikely t ha t t hey wi ll le t tourism ruin it for those who are prepared to go in search of peace and unspoilt scenery." Minor soiling on bottom of textblock, very light edge wear, tiny bump to top of rear hinge, slight fading to color on top of textbloc k. Dus t ja cket ha s mo de rate edge wear/wrinkling, tiny to small tears and chips, faint watermark at lower part of rear hinge area, some light browning at edges and on spine. Very Good/Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
219 Pern, Stephen. THE BEACH OF MORNING: A WALK IN WEST AFRICA.
London Hodder and Stoughton 1983 0340262362 / 9780340262368 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- 
224 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w maps, color photographs. "In 1980 Stephen Pern went for a walk in West Africa. From the papyrus choked shores of elusive Lake Chad, Pern and his Nigerian companion, Waziri, wander south, hopscotching the international border between Nigeria and the Cameroons. The lake and the fringes of the Sahara behind them, they cross featureless savannah and baking plain until they reach the Mandara Mountains. They traverse the entire length of the hill chain until they reach the River Benue, paddling across in a dug-out canoe. For company there are two donkeys and occasional guides who lead the way to the next village but seldom beyond. The route is by tracks which avoid wheeled traffic and which connect a still traditional world, part Islamic, part pagan, where medicinal vulture's feet mingle on market stalls with transistors and strident cassettes. Between them they muster enough of the local languages to communicate with villagers and to exchange news with other travellers on the road. But when two cultures meet Stephen Pern openly admits that far from cracking each other's codes, we may not even recognise that messages are being sent. It is this frank peeling back of preconceptions and a readiness to look directly at things which give this book its freshness and immediacy. (It) is full of unexpected and sharp detail, poignant vignettes and intriguing sidelights, as befits an account of a five-hundred-mile journey taken at a human pace and at human eye level." Very minor edge wear to boards. Dust jacket is price-clipped, light edge wrinkling, minor edge wear, light creases on lower half of front panel, light rubbing. 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
FIRST APPROACHES TO THE NORTHWEST COAST., Pethick, Derek.
220 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. 
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