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81 Littleton, James. TARGET NATION: CANADA AND THE WESTERN INTELLIGENCE NETWORK.
Toronto Lester & Orpen Dennys 1986 0886191181 / 9780886191184 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
228 pp, 9 1/2" H. "(A)s military connections between Canada and the U.S. grow ever closer, urgent questions have arisen: do the CIA and other American intelligence organizations manipulate our Canadian intelligence services? How much national autonomy do our intelligence agencies really have? These disturbing questions were brought to (the author's) attention in conversations with authorities at the highest levels of government. Over the last six years he has conducted his investigation through interviews with key players in the RCMP, the new Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), and other branches of both the Canadian and the U.S. governments. Many of them spoke to him with surprising frankness. Here, Littleton exposes the unwritten, secret agreements that exist among the Canadian intelligence services, the CIA and other Western intelligence agencies - without the full knowledge of our top government officials. He reveals how the intelligence services were part of the American attempt to implicate Lester Pearson as a Soviet spy, the dramatic increase in the power of the Canadian intelligence services since the end of the Second World War, and the efforts of the Diefenbaker, Pearson and Trudeau governments to come to grips with U.S. demands to use Canada as a strategic military zone between the two superpowers. As the cold war escalates, so does the pressure on Canad to accommodate Star Wars, Cruise missile testings, and other schemes that require the use of Canadian territory. (This) is a fascinating, disturbing account of how, in the family of the Western intelligence network, the closely linked interests of the secret services are sometimes placed before the welfare of Canada." A few tiny bumps to fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, three tiny scuffs. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
82 Longyear, Edmund J. MESABI PIONEER: REMINISENCES OF EDMUND J. LONGYEAR.
Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul, 1951, Ist ed. 
116 pp, 8vo, hard cover. The evolution of the Mesabi Range from a wilderness, trackless and uninhabited, into the nation's greatest iron-producing area is one one of the most exciting episodes in Minnesota history. The author covers his experiences in helping develop the area from the sinking of his first diamond drill hole through to seeing the Mesabi Range emerge into one of the most highly industrialized section of Minnesota. Map eps. Illus. with photos from the period. Miunor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine Dust jacket has one chip on top edge of back panel and indents from paperclips on top edge of front panel, minor edge wear/wrinkling and soiling. VG/VG 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
CANADIAN OCCASIONS: ADDRESSES BY LORD TWEEDSMUIR (JOHN BUCHAN)., Lord Tweedsmuir.  (John Buchan.)
83 Lord Tweedsmuir. (John Buchan.) CANADIAN OCCASIONS: ADDRESSES BY LORD TWEEDSMUIR (JOHN BUCHAN).
Toronto Musson 1941 3rd Printing Hard Cover Very Good Good Karsh photograph on dust jacket. 
256 pp, 7 7/8" H. Includes the text of addresses/speeches titled: Ave; The Western Mind; The Gate of the Pacific; The Iceland Colony (Gimli, Manitoba); Island Magic (P.E.I.); Canada's Heritage; Scotland; Mr. Roosevelt at Quebec; The Governor-General at Washington; Canada and the United States; The Service of the State; Canada's Outlook on the World; Lord Durham; The Civil Service; The Monarchy and the Commonwealth; Some Notes on Education; The Interdependence of Knowledge; A University's Bequest to Youth; Boy Scouts; The Fortress of Personality; The Folly of the Wise; The Double Life; The Moderate Man; Quality and Quantity; Engineering; The Law; Mining and Metallurgy; Medicine; Return to Masterpieces; The French Tongue. (La Langue Francaise); The Integrity of Thought. Minor browning at edges of boards and on endpapers, most pages are unopened, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor corner wear. Dust jacket has browning - mainly on spine, flap-folds, and top edge of rear panel; light edge wear wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds with a few tiny tears and chips; small soiling mark at top of spine; some light rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
84 Louis-Philippe. Translated from the French by Stephen Becker. Preface by Henry Steele Commager. DIARY OF MY TRAVELS IN AMERICA: LOUIS-PHILIPPE, KING OF FRANCE, 1830-1848.
New York Delacorte Press 1977 0440018447 / 9780440018445 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
202 pp, oblong (7 3/4" H x 10 3/4" D). Colour and b&w illustrations. "In the year 1796, the man who as to become the king of France began a three-and-a-half-year journey through Europe and America. Louis-Philippe, whose father had been guillotined when the monarchy was overthrown, decided that it might be expeditious for him to see a bit of the world. The diary of this journey, held in the vault of the Duc d'Orleans until now, is an elegant gift to America. Louis-Philippe, his two younger brothers, and his manservant dined at Mount Vernon with Washington, toured Niagara Falls, and smoked a peace pipe with the Cherokee Indians. The king's keen perceptions, amusing anecdotes, and aristocratic foibles make for fascinating reading. His brother, the Duc de Montpensier, was an excellent artist, and he recreated much of the scenery of the new world on canvas. His sketches of typically American landscapes enhance the journal's sense of immediacy. This diary, a memoir not only of a voyage, but also of an age and of our own nation, paralllels the exquisite detail of Alexis de Tocqueville. The writings of Louis-Philippe provide fresh insight into the early days of our country: its problems, society, mores." Three small faint soiling marks on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE CAPE COD STORY OF THORNTON W. BURGESS., Lovell, R.A., Jr.  Bibliography by Ralph M. Titcomb.  (Thornton W. Burgess.)
85 Lovell, R.A., Jr. Bibliography by Ralph M. Titcomb. (Thornton W. Burgess.) THE CAPE COD STORY OF THORNTON W. BURGESS.
Taunton, Mass. Thornton W. Burgess Society 1979 088492002X / 9780884920021 Revised Second Printing Soft Cover Very Good 
104 pp, 9 15/16" H. B&w photographs, maps, family trees, reproductions. Contents: Thornton W. Burgess and the Briar Patch; Sandwich in the 1870's and 1880's; Sandwich Events from "Now I Remember"; His Burgess Background; His Waterman Background; School Days 1880-1891; His Career After Leaving Sandwich in 1892; "Aunt Sally" - Alice Rebecca Cooke; His Visits to Sandwich; Appendix A: List of Sources on T.W. Burgess and his Sandwich Background; Appendix B: Bibliography of Books Written by Thornton W. Burgess. Interior - clean & tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - faint creases at top corner of rear cover, faint small circular mark at top of front cover, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A DICTIONARY OF SURNAMES., Lower, Mark Antony.
86 Lower, Mark Antony. A DICTIONARY OF SURNAMES.
Ware Wordsworth 1988 1853269166 / 9781853269165 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good- Very Good- 
443 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). "The origins of words are always a fascination, and the origins of our own names can tell us a great deal of our family history. But the twists and turns of dialect and other influences often obscure the meanings, and a good eye and ear, and a wide knowledge of places, crafts, professions and languages, are needed to unravel many family names. A sense of humour helps, too, and here Mark Antony Lower takes his place in the tradition of observers of linguistic drift and foible such as Dr. Johnson, H.W. Fowler, Eric Partridge and Ernest Gowers. The book is full of fascinating anecdote and detail, and the introductory chapters cover American nomenclature, Scots, Irish and Welsh, and tables of statistical distribution. As for Mr. Lower's engaging style and unstuffy approach, one need only look at his entry for surnames beginning with the letter 'X', where he admits to following the example of a Northern naturalist 'who introduced into his work a chapter entitled 'Concerning Owls in Iceland', the chapter itself consisted of the words, 'There are no Owls in Iceland'. Mark Antony Lower's 'Dictionary of Surnames' is a book of endless delight, full of both scholarship and surprises." Light browning to pages, moderate browning to top and fore-edge of textblock, light edge wear, minor wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, two 3" creases at top of front panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE ARCHITECTURE OF HISTORIC LEXINGTON., Lyle, Royster, Jr. and Simpson, Pamela Hemenway.  Photographs by Sally Munger Mann.
87 Lyle, Royster, Jr. and Simpson, Pamela Hemenway. Photographs by Sally Munger Mann. THE ARCHITECTURE OF HISTORIC LEXINGTON.
Charlottesville, Virginia Historic Lexington Foundation/ University Press of Virginia 1980 0813906474 / 9780813906478 2nd Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
314 pp, 10" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps, floor plans, elevations, drawings, overlays. "For the first time, the architectural history of the town of Lexington and its t wo nationally distinguished campuses has been appraised in a scholarly fashion. This Valley of Virginia community together with Washington and Lee University and the Virginia Military Institute, presents exceptionally fine examples of American architectural styles from the late eighteenth to the early twentieth century. A remarkable number of architects of national reputation, including Thomas U. Walter, Alexander Jackson Davis, and Bertram G. Goodhue, completed important work here. This new study places the noteworthy buildings and their designers within the context of the architectural development of the Valley region and assesses their role in the evolution of the nation's styles. The volume is divided into three sections: the town, Washington and Lee, and VMI. In each, an essay on the history of the development of representative styles is followed by a photographic survey of the buildings." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, minor rubbing/soiling, small tear/crease at top edge of front panel and one or two other tiny edge tears - all archivally taped. 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
INDIAN WAYS TO STAGECOACH DAYS: NEW HAMPSHIRE - VERMONT - QUEBEC., Mackenzie, Katherine.
88 Mackenzie, Katherine. INDIAN WAYS TO STAGECOACH DAYS: NEW HAMPSHIRE - VERMONT - QUEBEC.
Ayer's Cliff, Quebec Pigwidgeon Press 1996 First Edition Soft Cover Fine 
128 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w illustrations. Contents: The Beginning; The Discovery of America; In Time of War; The Indian Trails; Military Roads; Timothy Hinman; Early Travel; The Stagecoach Starts; General Wolfe; Haverhill, a Great Stage Center; West into Vermont; On The Road to Glover; From Glover to Derby Line; Smuggling; In Quebec; Stanstead to Georgeville; Georgeville to Montreal on the Outlet Road; Georgeville to Montreal via Copp's Ferry; From St. John's & Chambly to Montreal; Bibliography. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
89 Macleish, William H. OIL AND WATER: THE STRUGGLE FOR GEORGES BANK.
Boston Atlantic Monthly Press 1985 0871130076 / 9780871130075 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
304 pp, 8 1/2" H. "Georges Bank, 20,000 square miles of turbulent shoal water off Nantucket, is one of the richest fishing grounds in the world, its depths populated by cod, haddock, flatfish, and scallops. Until recently it was a gathering place for immense fishing trawlers of all nations. Then the Bank also became a bone of contention for explorers in oil, pitting the great multinational companies against one another, to say nothing of federal and state governments, jostling for their share of offshore oil revenues. Georges has long been the subject of dispute between the United States and Canada, and in the fall of 1984 the International Court of Justice in the Hague awarded a large portion of the Bank to Canada. Oil-lease sales were scheduled - and cancelled. Fishermen protested to their political representatives, who protested to their governments. Over the storm-lashed and fecund waters of Georges Bank, William MacLeish has travelled many times - by trawler, by helicopter, by scientific research vessel, by airplane, and by scallop boat. His pages bring us the scientists, the fishing people, politicians, lawyers, and oilmen connected with Georges Bank." Book is slightly cocked, has minor soiling on top of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine - bump at top of front hinge. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, a few small light scuff marks, light soiling/rubbing on rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
LITTLE VISITS WITH GREAT AMERICANS:  OR SUCCESS, IDEALS AND HOW TO ATTAIN THEM.  TWO VOLUME SET., Marden, Orison Swett, editor.
90 Marden, Orison Swett, editor. LITTLE VISITS WITH GREAT AMERICANS: OR SUCCESS, IDEALS AND HOW TO ATTAIN THEM. TWO VOLUME SET.
New York Success Company 1905 Hard Cover Very Good 
742 pp in two volumes - deep maroon cloth with gilt lettering and decoration on spines and front boards, top edges gilt. Red marbled endpapers, b&w frontispieces and decorated title pages. A few b&w plates, plus a photograph section in volume 2. Short biographies, collected under the headings: Invention; Manufacture; Commerce; Finance; Transportation; Labor; Public Life; Education and Literature; Art; Amusement; Philanthropy; Divinity; Canadians. The subjects of the biographies include: Thomas Alva Edison, Andrew Carnegie, Marshall Field, John Wanamaker, Sir Thomas Lipton, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Lyman Judson Gage, Samuel Gompers, Theodore Roosevelt, Jacob Gould Schurman, Ella Wheeler Wilcox, Lew Wallace, Frederic Remington, Charles Dana Gibson, John Philip Sousa, Helen Keller, John Burroughs, Nathan Straus, Robert Laird Borden, Goldwin Smith, Sir William C. Van Horne, etc., etc. Volume 1 has light browning on pages 338/339 at gutter due to laid-in piece of paper. Both volumes have light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny bump at bottom corners of boards (volume 1 has a tiny bump at one top corner), a few small light rub marks, very light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block - volume 2 has small foxing mark on fore-edge. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
CHATTANOOGA - A DEATH GRIP ON THE CONFEDERACY., McDonough, James Lee.
91 McDonough, James Lee. CHATTANOOGA - A DEATH GRIP ON THE CONFEDERACY.
Knoxville University of Tennessee Press 1984 0870494252 / 9780870494253 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
298 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs, reproductions, maps/battle plans. "In the wake of the bloodshed at Chickamauga, the struggle for Chattanooga became a decisive engagement of the Civil War. McDonough reconstructs the siege and battles as they appeared to both Rebels and Yankees, giving the reader a front-row seat at one of the major dramas in American history. The tale culminates in the complex bid for Missionary Ridge, which ended with the collapse of the Confederate line at its center. Reversing their situation in one final, dramatic hour, Union forces emerged victorious. The Rebels forfeited the advantage offered by the triumph of Chickamauga and now found the tables turned. With Chattanooga in their grasp, the Federals stood in a position to carry the fight deep into the South. The river and railroads both made the city important as a natural passageway that provided the Union with a staging base for military operations. The Rebels, on the other hand, found their railway communications crippled. The Confederacy had earlier been split along the Mississippi River; now it was to be severed by a second line that passed from Nashville to Atlanta via Chattanooga." Very light edge wear, small bump at top edge of front board, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CLASSIC TRAINS:  THE GOLDEN AGE OF RAILROADING.  SPRING 2008 / SUMMER 2008 (PULLMAN SPECIAL) / FALL 2008.  3 ISSUES., McGonigal, Robert S., editor.  Joe Wlesh, Robert Klara, Michael Zega, H. Marshall Pomroy, Richard E. Harold, J. David Ingles, Robert S. McGonigal, Art Peterson, Theodore Shrady, Karl Zimmermann, Jim Shaughnessy, Alden Armstrong, Ed Theisinger, et al.
92 McGonigal, Robert S., editor. Joe Wlesh, Robert Klara, Michael Zega, H. Marshall Pomroy, Richard E. Harold, J. David Ingles, Robert S. McGonigal, Art Peterson, Theodore Shrady, Karl Zimmermann, Jim Shaughnessy, Alden Armstrong, Ed Theisinger, et al. CLASSIC TRAINS: THE GOLDEN AGE OF RAILROADING. SPRING 2008 / SUMMER 2008 (PULLMAN SPECIAL) / FALL 2008. 3 ISSUES.
Waukesha, WI Kalmbach 2008 Stapled in Wraps Very Good+ 
98 pp, 114 pp, 98 pp, 10 3/4" H, 3 issues (magazine format). Profusely illustrated with b&w and color photographs, maps. Spring articles: Final Weeks of N&W Steam; The Bold Style of Tom Fawell; Harold Stewart and the Pacific Electric; Red Car Revival; One Day at - Brimingham, Ala.; Anatomy of a Night Photo; Bird's-Eye View: Citadel of the C&EI; The 'Black Market' and Power for No.5; B&O's P-1d Pacifics; My First Day on the Railroad. Summer (Pullman Special) contents: Empire of Hospitality; Woolen Wonders; " - in Safety and Comfort"; Two Hours to Harrisburg; Harolds, Pullmans, and the War Years; Classics Today: Unlikely Survivors; Steel Cars, Soft Berths; Louisville to Lillooet in a Lower; The Central Pulls Out of Pullman; End of the All-Pullman Limiteds; Pageant at Ashley; Bird's Eye View: Appleyard in Wenatchee, Wash.; All the Way to San Jose. Fall contents: Two Days with Western Maryland Steam; Around the "Standard-Gauge Circle"; Unexpected Fan-Trip Adventure; JV is for Johnsonville; Cocky Kid at Rock Island's MC Tower; Classics Today: Urban Sentinel; Photo Section; Mixed Train to Waterloo; Bird's-Eye View: NYC on the Hudson River; One Day at - Hermosa, Wyo. Interiors - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors - very light wear on spines, tiny corner creas on fron cover of 'Spring 2008'. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
93 Mears, John Henry. RACING THE MOON (AND WINNING). BEING THE STORY OF THE SWIFTEST JOURNEY EVER MADE, A CIRCUMNAVIGATION OF THE GLOBE BY AIRPLANE AND STEAMSHIP IN 23 DAYS, 15 HOURS, 21 MINUTES AND 3 SECONDS BY TWO MEN AND A DOG.
New York Rae D. Henkle 1928 First Edition Hard Cover Good- 
320 pp, 7 5/8" H. Blue cloth with red lettering on spine and front board. B&w photographs. In 1928, John Henry Mears, Charles B.D. Collyer and Tailwind the dog completed the fastest (at that time) circumnavigation of the globe in a Fairchild Monoplane ('The City of New York') and on the steamship 'Olympic', passing through France, Belgium, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Siberia, Manchuria, Korea, Japan and Canada. Light erased pencil marks and previous owner's bookplate on front free endpaper, 6 small areas of embossed lines stamp mark on rear free endpaper, half of the front and rear pastedowns have paper residue and surface paper loss, one letter imprint from front free endpaper on half-title page, page 303 has a small embossed lines stamp mark, book is cracked at pages 161 & 209 - pages are holding firmly, very small hole in top margin of pages 199 to 202, tiny bump/tear at top edge of pages 87 to 120, tiny or very small tear to top edge of pages 152 to 174 - some archivally taped, browning (with a few foxing marks) and some light color fading on spine, a few light liquid marks and small scuffs on boards, light to moderate edge wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight corner bumps. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
NOTES ON DEMOCRACY., Mencken, H.L.
94 Mencken, H.L. NOTES ON DEMOCRACY.
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1926 First Edition Hard Cover Good 
212 pp, 7 5/8" H. Dark blue cloth with blind stamped decoration on front board. Red/yellow decorated endpapers. Bequest bookplate of the actor Raymond Massey to his alma mater on front pastedown. Two piece article about Mencken from Vanity Fair, December 1927, laid in. Contents: Democratic Man (His Appearance in the World / Varieties of Homo Sapiens / The New Psychology / Politics Under Democracy / The Role of the Hormones / Envy as a Philosophy / Liberty and the Democratic Man / The Effects Upon Progress / The Eternal Mob); The Democratic State (The Two Kinds of Democracy / The Popular Will / Disproportional Representation / The Politician Under Democracy / Utopia / The Occasional Exception / The Maker of Laws / The Rewards of Virtue / Footnote on Lame Ducks); Democracy and Liberty (The Will to Peace / The Democrat as Moralist / Where Puritanism Fails / Corruption Under Democracy); Coda (The Future of Democracy / Last Words). Two inch tear archivally taped at top of free front endpaper hinge, light wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners, small tear at top of spine and tiny tears at bottom of spine, light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, very small bump to bottom edge of pages 17 to 24 - three page leaves with very small tear archivally taped, slight color variation on boards, some fading to color on top of text block. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
HAWAII TRAILS:  WALKS, STROLLS AND TREKS ON THE BIG ISLAND., Morey, Kathy.
95 Morey, Kathy. HAWAII TRAILS: WALKS, STROLLS AND TREKS ON THE BIG ISLAND.
Wilderness Press, Berkeley, CA, 1998, 3rd printing. 
272 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H), soft cover. ISBN 0899971342 B&w photographs, maps. "Hawaii is the largest island in the Hawaiian Island chain. It is an island filled with contrasts: on its west side vast lava 'moonscapes' stretch from mountains nearly 14,000 feet high to a coast that's dotted with shimmering blue bays, in the north a remote valley with its walls richly clothed in rainforest greenery and streaked with waterfalls protects a way of life that harkens back to the 1900's, and on the ea st side Earth's most active volcano destroys famous black-sand beaches and begins to create new ones just a few miles away. This guidebook contains walks that will satisfy everyone, ranging from easy strolls to strenuous, multi-day hikes. ( I t ) c o v ers the entire island, describing 60 walking tours and trips in all the hiking areas. For each trip, Morey describes the trail, and provides information on distance, difficulty, driving instructions, and average hiking time. Many tr ip d es cr i pt io ns include Hawaiian legends or interesting tidbits about the area of the trip. You'll find equipment suggestions, hiking tips, permission and permit requirements, and geological and historical information. The best way to exp e rie nce Ha wai i is on foo t, and 'Hawaii Trails' will set you on a path toward discovery of the fascinating wonders of the Big Island." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light rubbing. Very Good+ 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
ACADIENSIA NOVA (1598-1779).  VOLUME I.  NEW AND UNPUBLISHED DOCUMENTS AND OTHER DATA RELATING TO ACADIA (NOVA SCOTIA, NEW BRUNSWICK, MAINE, ETC.), Morse, William Inglis, editor.
96 Morse, William Inglis, editor. ACADIENSIA NOVA (1598-1779). VOLUME I. NEW AND UNPUBLISHED DOCUMENTS AND OTHER DATA RELATING TO ACADIA (NOVA SCOTIA, NEW BRUNSWICK, MAINE, ETC.)
Bernard Quartich, London, 1935, number 285 of a limited edition of 375 copies. 
222 pp, 8vo (8 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Top edge gilt. VOLUME I ONLY. B&w maps, photographs, reproductions - collated. Errata slip tipped in. Contents: List of Illustrations; Preface; Bibliography; Introduction (Extracting fiction from history - Range of inquiry - Ancient bounds of Acadie - Influence of geographical discovery - Loss of documents - Age of Louis XIV and his colonial policy: missions and fisheries; Authenticity and history of the documents - Watermarks - Social conditions); Chapter I (Minute of Condition between Sir William Alexander and Duncan Forbes, 1625, and Document of Council for New England, 1634-5, with Biographical details and other observations); Chapter II (Account of the Voyage of Monsieur de Meulles to Acadie, 1685-1686); Chapter III (Original and unpublished Census of Acadie by Gargas, 1687-1688); Chapter IV (Sojourn of Gargas in Acadie, 1687-1688); Chapter V (Letter of Vincent de Saccardy relating to Acadie, from Rochelles, 12th January 1690). Slight wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor soiling on edges of text block. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing and soiling, darkening to the edge of flaps and flap-folds. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 125.00 USD
 
 
97 Muir, John. Edited by Frederic R. Gunsky. SOUTH OF YOSEMITE: SELECTED WRITINGS OF JOHN MUIR.
Wilderness Press, Berkeley, CA, 1988, 2nd printing. 
220 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), soft cover. ISBN 0899970958 B&w illustrations. "Nearly a century ago an amateur geologist, John Muir, explored the mountains of California from Yosemite to Kern Canyon, dedicating his life to fighting for the preservation of the High Sierra. Today, much of the area is protected in national parks - thousands of Americans follow his footsteps along the John Muir Trail, wondering, as Muir wondered, at the beauty of this wilderness. Now, in this selection of his writin gs, we can read how it looked and felt, and what it meant to the mind and spirit, to travel the Sierra when trails were few." "(S)ome of the most stimulating of (Muir's jottings and essays from his journal entries, letters, and articles) a r e p r e s e n ted here, (and) we are able to gain insight into John Muir's outlook - his love for the mountains and for their wild sheep, squirrels, and birds; his understanding of the forces of nature that shaped this awesome landscape; and his lo ng an d co ns ta nt battle to save our heritage from destruction by his fellow-men." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing, slight curl to front cover. Very Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
CHICO OF THE +UP RANCH., Muller, Dan.  (Daniel Cody Muller, 1889-1976)
98 Muller, Dan. (Daniel Cody Muller, 1889-1976) CHICO OF THE +UP RANCH.
Chicago Reilley & Lee 1938 First Edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket Dan Muller. Signed/inscribed by author/illustrator
249 pp, 9 3/8" H. Khaki cloth with black lettering/red banding on spine, red lettering/black illustration on front board. Profusely illustrated throughout with b&w drawings ranging from full page to vignette. The author/illustrator was born in Choteau, Montana and in his early years worked for Buffalo Bill Cody. His art was influenced by meeting Charles M. Russell around 1900 and he went on to become a collected artist of the American West. At the top of the half title page of this volume he has inscribed: "To H.R. Cannon (underscored) / Dont mind the ups and downs / of life - a good man is never / down - long. / Dan Muller" and has used the bottom half to sketch (first in pencil, then ink) a scene of a bucking bronco with his rider sitting on the ground with his hat beside him. This sketch is also signed "DAN MULLER" with a slanting dash above and below. A story of horses, cowboys, range wars, rodeos and romance. Pages 13 to 21 have a tiny dent in the middle of the page, pages 13 and 14 have a small light stain in the margin, minor toning to margins of pages, a few pages with a thumb mark in the margin, thin line of dried glue on front pastdown - some offset on free endpaper, small very light green/red soiling mark at bottom of page 84, spine has slight slant, small shallow bump at top of front hinge, a few scattered foxing marks on boards, two light liquid marks on bottom of text block, light soiling to board cloth, light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, browning to spine, minor bump at top corner of boards. 
Price: 325.00 USD
 
 
PHILADELPHIA PA., N/A.
99 N/A. PHILADELPHIA PA.
Sabold Herb Co., Philadelphia, Pa., n.d. 
Unpaginated, 7 7/8" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). A souvenir booklet, comprised of one page of text followed by 15 pages of photographic images in cream, black and white, two images to a page. The scenes illustrated include: Barry Statue and I ndependence Hall; Betsy Ross House, 239 Arch Street; Entrance Girard College; The Wanamaker Store; The Benjamin Franklin Hotel, 9th and Chestnut Street; Bellevue-Stratford Hotel; Elverson Building; Hotel Adelphia; Japanese Garden and Pagoda , F a i r m o n t Park; Valley Green Inn, Wissahickon Drive; U.S. Mint; Watching the Races on Schuykill, Fairmont Park; Walnut Lane Bridge over Wissahickon; etc., etc. Interior - scattered faint foxing marks on pages and inside of covers, otherwis e c le an a nd t ig ht with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - slight darkening and scattered faint foxing marks on covers, light edge wrinkling, light soiling and rubbing. Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
MANNERS AND MONUMENTS OF PREHISTORIC PEOPLES., Nadaillac, The Marquis de.  Translated by Nancy Bell (N. D'Anvers).
100 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. 
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