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1 ONTARIO RESOURCES ATLAS.
Toronto Department of Lands and Forests 1954 Card covers in Comb binding Good- 
Unpaginated (Title Page / Table of Maps / 34 Maps, printed on one side of paper only - collated). 11" H x 8 3/4" D. "This atlas portrays forest, watershed, wildlife and other natural resources conditions in Ontario as of May 31st, 1954. Forest protection and other Government and Department organiz-ational and adminstrational systems are also illustrated, and the full extent of the Forest Resources Inventory by aerial photographic and ground survey co-ordination, along with the present status of Mosaic Coverage, is brought up to date." Maps: Geological Formations; Forest Economic Divisions; Ecological Sections (A Forest Classification); Principal Watersheds; Watersheds and Drainage Areas (Southern Ontario); Altitudes; Soil Materials; Indian Treaties and Purchases; Regions and Districts (Administrative); Tower Detection System; Radio Network; Air Bases, Hatcheries, Etc.; Reforestation Offices and Municipal Forests; Land Areas open for Settlement; Forest Resources Inventory; Mosaic Coverage; Provincial Forests and Parks; Crown Game Preserves; Pulpwood Concessions; Pulp and Paper and Saw Mills; Hydro and Mining Developments; Lithographed Maps; Geographic Range of Native Tree Species - Coniferous; ditto - Deciduous 1; ditto - Deciduous 2; Distribution of Deer; Distri-bution of Deer Hunting Pressure; Distribution of Moose; Distribution of Marten; Distribution of Fisher; Woodland Caribou; Distribution of Pheasants; Annual Snowfall; Land Use. **Please note - there is an empty paper pocket attached to the inside of both front and rear covers - all maps called for in the List of Maps are present, but any loose maps which may have accompanied this volume are missing.** Interior - previous owner's name in ink on inside of front cover, very small soft crease at corners of pages, very small light stain at bottom of front cover and also bottom of title page. Exterior - light to moderate edge wear, several small areas of surface paper loss on front cover, large soft crease at bottom corner of front cover, two rings of comb binfindar broken, small creases at corners of covers, light eubbing - mainly on rear cover, very small edge tear with crease on rear cover - archivally taped. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
2 Associated Screen News. THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS OF CANADA.
Associated Screen News, Montreal, n.d. (c1950). 
18 full page colour photogravures of the stunning scenery - glaciers, lakes, falls, tunnels, mountains and hotels - in the wonderful nostalgic style of the time. Oblong large 8vo card covers, spiral binding. Interior - faint foxing to inside of covers and facing pages, otherwise tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edgewear. VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
3 Bobak, Molly Lamb. Foreword by David P. Silcox. Introduction by Joe Plaskett. WILD FLOWERS OF CANADA: IMPRESSIONS AND SKETCHES OF A FIELD ARTIST.
Toronto Pagurian Press 1978 0889320772 / 9780889320772 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Molly Lamb Bobak. 
96 pp, 12 1/4" H. Beautifully illustrated with full-page reproductions of watercolours of flowers. "Molly Lamb Bobak was born in 1922, the daughter of H. Mortimer Lamb, art critic and art collector. Her father introduced her to art and artists at an early age - Emily Carr, Frederick Varley, A.Y. Jackson - and her mother instilled in her a love for nature and humble work. She grew up on the West Coast, attended the Vancouver School of Art when Jack Shadbolt was a teacher there, and joined the Canadian Women's Army Corps in 1942, eventually becoming Canada's only woman war artist. In London, she met Alex Colville, Lawren Harris, and Bruno Bobak, whom she married after the war. She and her husband returned to Canada and became an integral part of the Vancouver art scene in the 1950's. They won fellowships, lived in England for a time, and in 1960 moved to Fredericton where she has lived and painted ever since. 'Wild Flowers of Canada' is a very personal book. Friends, family, feelings are examined in the light of present maturity, and reminiscences of A.Y. Jackson, Kathleen Fenwick, Alex Colville, Charles Comfort, Douglas Duncan, Miller Brittain, Frederick Varley, Tom Thomson, David Milne, Donald Buchanan, and many others promient in the world of Canadian art add colour to a sensitive biography by one of Canada's great artists." Tiny bump at bottom corner of both boards. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few tiny edge tears - archivally taped, very small dent on front hinge. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
OX BELLS & FIREFLIES: A MEMOIR., Buckler, Ernest.
4 Buckler, Ernest. OX BELLS & FIREFLIES: A MEMOIR.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1968 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Walter Richards. 
302 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). B&w illustrations. "Oxen were still yoked to sledges and the scythe and the ax and the crosscut saw were common everyday tools when Ernest Buckler grew up on a Nova Scotia farm at the edge of the wilderness. (This book) recalls those days. With sudden stabbing immediacy it brings the reader a bird sound, an odor, acrid or delicious, a remembered vagary of wind or sun, the timbre of a voice, or the true look of the men and women who peopled the Nova Scotia of Mr. Buckler's boyhood. It brings back as well the whole texture of a life that now exists only in our memories of the snowbound world of Whittier and the farm life of our grandfathers' times - a life so deeply rooted in the eleentals of earth and rock, wind and weather, and so closely paced to the rhythm of the seasons, of birth, growth and death, that each change on the face of nature (a blood-red sunset, a frost at dawn, the first pales leaves on a silver birch) is resonant with meaning." Gift inscription and two small stamps on free front endpaper, small bump to top edge of front board, minor rubbing. Dust jacket is price clipped, has very light edge wear/wrinkling, two very small tears and one tiny chip. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
5 Buckler, Ernest. OX BELLS & FIREFLIES: A MEMOIR.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1968 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good- Very Good- Walter Richards. 
302 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). B&w illustrations. "Oxen were still yoked to sledges and the scythe and the ax and the crosscut saw were common everyday tools when Ernest Buckler grew up on a Nova Scotia farm at the edge of the wilderness. (This book) recalls those days. With sudden stabbing immediacy it brings the reader a bird sound, an odor, acrid or delicious, a remembered vagary of wind or sun, the timbre of a voice, or the true look of the men and women who peopled the Nova Scotia of Mr. Buckler's boyhood. It brings back as well the whole texture of a life that now exists only in our memories of the snowbound world of Whittier and the farm life of our grandfathers' times - a life so deeply rooted in the eleentals of earth and rock, wind and weather, and so closely paced to the rhythm of the seasons, of birth, growth and death, that each change on the face of nature (a blood-red sunset, a frost at dawn, the first pales leaves on a silver birch) is resonant with meaning." Tiny foxing marks on to and fore-edge of text block, tiny chip in rear pastedown. Dust jacket has light edge wear and wrinkling with small tears (archivally taped) - mainly at the top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few tiny foxing marks at top of rear flap. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
6 Cain, W.C.; Fullerton, C.H. REPORT OF THE MINISTER OF LANDS AND FORESTS OF THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING MARCH 31st, 1936. SESSIONAL PAPER NO. 3, 1937.
Toronto Thomas E. Bowman 1936 Hard Cover Very Good - 
114 pp, 9 3/4" H. Medium blue covers with gilt lettering on spine/front board, gilt Ontario crest on front board. Minister's Annual Report; Department Inside Officers and Clerks; Department Outside Agents and Inspectors; Statement of Lands Sold and Leased, with Collections; Gross Revenue; Revenue Refunds; Receipts (Special Funds); Disbursements; Timber Cut and Amounts Accruing re Dues, etc.; Revenue from Woods and Forests; Acreage under License; Timber Areas disposed of; Locations, etc., under Free Grant Section, Public Lands Act; Lands Sold and Patented; Instruments Issued; Report of Records Branch; Report of Surveyor-General; Statement of Crown Surveys Completed; Survey part North Boundary, Algonquin Park; Survey Errington, etc., Townships, District of Thunder Bay; Forest Fire Protection; Reforestation; Radio Communications; Provincial Air Service. Light toning to edges of pages, slight fading to edges of boards, some darkening to spine, light soiling/staining - mainly on rear board, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
7 Cain, W.C.; Zavitz, E.J.; Rorke, L.V. REPORT OF THE MINISTER OF LANDS AND FORESTS OF THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO FOR THE YEAR ENDING 31st OCTOBER 1933. SESSIONAL PAPER NO. 3, 1934.
Toronto Herbert H. Ball 1934 Hard Cover Very Good - 
140 pp, 9 3/4" H. Medium blue covers with gilt lettering on spine/front board, gilt Ontario crest on front board. Minister's Annual Report; Department Inside Officers and Clerks; Department Outside Agents and Inspectors; Statement of Lands Sold and Leased, with Collections; Gross Revenue; Revenue Refunds; Receipts (Special Funds); Disbursements; Timber Cut and Amounts Accruing re Dues, etc.; Revenue from Woods and Forests; Acreage under License; Timber Areas disposed of; Locations, etc., under Free Grant Section, Public Lands Act; Lands Sold and Patented; Instruments Issued; Report of Records Branch; Report of Surveyor-General; Statement of Crown Surveys in Progress; Ditto Completed; Statement of Muncipal Surveys Ordered; Ditto Confirmed; Retracement part Interprovincial Boundary of Ontario and Quebec; Traverse Southerly Portion James Bay and Parts Moose and Harricanaw Rivers; Survey Base and Meridian Lines, District of Cochrane; Re-establishment of Township Lines at their Intersection with C.P.R., Districts of Algoma and Thunder Bay; Survey Township of Horden, District of Cochrane; Survey North Boundary of Townships of Gould, Grassett, 175 and Boundary between 176 and 182, District of Algoma; Survey South Part of Township of McKay, County Renfrew; Forestry Branch Report: Forest Fire Protection / Report of Director of Air Service / Reforestation. Slight toning to edges of pages, very light browning on rear endpapers, light soiling on boards, areas of tiny scuff marks on boards, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
8 Cain, W.C.; Zavitz, E.J.; Rorke, L.V. REPORT OF THE MINISTER OF LANDS AND FORESTS OF THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO FOR THE YEAR ENDING 31st OCTOBER 1934. SESSIONAL PAPER NO. 3, 1935.
Toronto Thomas E. Bowman 1935 Hard Cover Very Good 
117 pp, 9 3/4" H. Medium blue covers with gilt lettering on spine/front board, gilt Ontario crest on front board. Minister's Annual Report; Department Inside Officers and Clerks; Department Outside Agents and Inspectors; Statement of Lands Sold and Leased, with Collections; Gross Revenue; Revenue Refunds; Receipts (Special Funds); Disbursements; Timber Cut and Amounts Accruing re Dues, etc.; Revenue from Woods and Forests; Acreage under License; Timber Areas disposed of; Locations, etc., under Free Grant Section, Public Lands Act; Lands Sold and Patented; Instruments Issued; Report of Records Branch; Report of Surveyor-General; Statement of Crown Surveys in Progress; Ditto Completed; Statement of Muncipal Surveys Ordered; Ditto Confirmed; Survey Township of Vermillion Additional, District of Kenora; Survey of Dam site and countour traverse of proposed storage basins on Grand River, near Waldemar, Township of East Garafraxa, County of Dufferin; Traverse of Lakes Tendinendah or Matinenda, Moon, Chiblow and other lakes in Townships 161 and 167, District of Algoma; Forestry Branch Report: Forest Fire Protection / Report of Director of Air Service / Reforestation. Light toning to page edges, light browning at inside rear hinge, very light soiling on boards - a few tiny stains on rear board, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
CARIBOU AND THE BARREN-LANDS., Calef, George.  Foreword by David Brower.
9 Calef, George. Foreword by David Brower. CARIBOU AND THE BARREN-LANDS.
Ottawa Canadian Arctic Resources Committee 1981 0919996205 / 9780919996205 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
176 pp, 11 1/4" H. Beautifully illustrated with colour photographs showing the caribou and their environment through the seasons, colour maps. "(T)o most people's view, the country of the caribou is all barren land: harsh, unproductive, devoid of beauty. One of the purposes of these pages is to show that nothing could be further from the truth. The northern wilderness is barren only to those lacking in perception and imagination. But if we should let the great herds vanish from the barren-lands, they will indeed become what the name implies, and we will have lost a part of the majesty and mystery of life." Dust jacket has two small edge tears archivally taped, light wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
10 Cazort, Mimi, edited and with introduction by. Foreword By Dr. Rene Pomerleau. (Henry Alexander Carmichael Jackson.) MR JACKSON'S MUSHROOMS.
Ottawa National Gallery of Canada 1979 088884364X / 9780888843647 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Henry Alexander Carmichael Jackson. 
161 pp, 13" H. "(T)he record of a Canadian naturalist and artist, Henry Jackson, elder brother of A.Y. Jackson. It is also his record of changes, both social and environmental, that took place in Montreal and the Quebec countryside during the Depression, the Second World War, and the period immediately following. It is finally a testament to the rich inner recources of a man who, with very little money and no formal education, celebrated the abundance and variety of the natural world around him. The forty-two full-colour plates, forty reproduced actual size, reveal Jackson's extraordinary eye for detail and total command of technique. His masterful colouring and delicacy of touch fully transcend the original documentary purposes of his works. The detailed notebooks carefully kept from 1927 to 1954 richly illustrate not only Jackson's genuine, almost escapist, love of nature, but also his deep affection for people, especially the countryfolk, among whom he lived and worked." Very small area of color loss on rear board cloth. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, one tiny dent on rear flap-fold, a few tiny edge tears. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
11 Clark, George H. and Fletcher, James. FARM WEEDS OF CANADA. SECOND EDITION, REVISED AND ENLARGED.
Ottawa Ministry of Agriculture 1923 Reprint of the Second Edition Hard Cover Good+ Norman Criddle. 
192 pp, 10 3/8" H. Gray cloth with gilt lettering on spine, gilt lettering/decoration of front board. 76 colour plates (20 more than in the first edition) - collated. These plates are printed on textured stock with the versos blank. The first 71 show individual weeds in flower, with some also illustrating the root system and/or seeds - the final 5 plates give 100 examples of seeds. Contents: Preface; Introductory; What is a Weed?; Losse due to Weeds; How Weeds Spread; Classification of Weeds; Weed Seeds in the Soil; Control and Extermination of Weeds; General Princples; Summer Fallowing; Short Rotation Crops; Sheep Destroy Weeds; Seeding to Grass; Farm Implements to Destroy Weeds; Weed Seeds in Commercial Seeds and Feeding Stuffs; Grass Family; Sedge Family; Rush Family; Buckwheat Family; Spinach or Goosefoot Family; Pigweed Family; Pink Family; Purslane Family; Buttercup Family; Fumitory Family; Mustard Family; Caper Family; Orpine Family; Rose Family; Pea Family; Spurge Family; Mallow Family; St. John's-wort Family; Evening Primrose Family; Parsley Family; Milkweed Family; Morning Glory or Convolvulus Family; Borage Family; Vervain Family; Mint Family; Figwort Family; Ribwort or Plantain Family; Madder or Bedstraw Family; Sunflower Family; Explanation of Botanical Terms; Index. Wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light browning to edges of text block, slight bump to top corner of boards, a few small brown stains and a rub mark on rear board 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
FERNS OF THE OTTAWA DISTRICT., Cody, W.J.
12 Cody, W.J. FERNS OF THE OTTAWA DISTRICT.
Canada Department of Agriculture, Ottawa, 1956. 
94 pp, 8vo (8 1/8" H), hard cover (dark green cloth with gold lettering on front board) - no dust jacket. B&w photographs, maps, diagram. "The ferns of the Ottawa District have been under study for over 75 years. Several lists of species found in the District have been prepared but no flora with keys and descriptions has ever been published. An attempt is made here to bring together the known information on the ferns of this region and to provide a means by which interested perso n s m a y b e c ome familiar with them. For the purposes of this manual the Ottawa District is defined as the circular area surrounding the City of Ottawa, Ontario, and having a radius of 30 miles. Although the area under consideration is limite d, t h e in fo r ma ti on is applicable toa much wider area of Ontario and Quebec..." Interior - minor foxing on endpapers, light staining in top margin of pages 49 to 54, and at top of free front endpaper. Exterior - browning and light staining to to p of te xtb lo ck, mi nor soiling to boards, light edge wear, tiny bump at corners. VG- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
REFLECTIONS OF THE SOUTH NATION WATERSHED:  A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF ITS PEOPLE AND NATURAL RESOURCES. / HISTOIRE ILLUSTREE DE LA NATION SUD:  SON PEUPLE ET SES RESOURCES NATURELLES., Coyne, Patrick.
13 Coyne, Patrick. REFLECTIONS OF THE SOUTH NATION WATERSHED: A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF ITS PEOPLE AND NATURAL RESOURCES. / HISTOIRE ILLUSTREE DE LA NATION SUD: SON PEUPLE ET SES RESOURCES NATURELLES.
General Store Publishing House, Burnstown, Ontario, 2001. 
134 pp, square 8vo (8 1/2" H), soft cover. ISBN 1894263340 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps, drawings. Bilingual text (English/French). "This unique collection of photos from the South Nation watershed (in Eastern Ontario) showca ses the natural and human history of the region. Beginning with geological formations and moving through First Nations, lumbering, agriculture, village settlement and the development of South Nation Conservation, this book explores our rel a t i o n s h i p with the natural resources that sustain us." Near Fine 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
MONO CLIFFS PROVINCIAL PARK MASTER PLAN., Dodds, Brian and Tomlinson, David.
14 Dodds, Brian and Tomlinson, David. MONO CLIFFS PROVINCIAL PARK MASTER PLAN.
Aurora, Ontario Brian Dodds / David Tomlinson Landscape Architects for Ministry of Natural Resources, Ontario 1974 Soft Cover Very Good Dorothy Clark McClure. 
46 pp, 10 3/4" H. 7 monotone drawings by Dorothy Clark McClure, 8 maps (6 fold-out). Letter approving the Master Plan from Leo Bernier, Minister of Natural Resources, attached to rear of title page. Name of Deputy Minister on title page blacked out and replaced with stamped name. Contents: Letter to Minister; Introduction; Regional Context; Local Context; Park Site; Cultural History; Development Potential; Development Plan; Activities; Maintenance; Services; Development Costs; Operational Expenditure and Revenue; Acknowledgements; Public Meetings; Reference. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - slight fading to spine color, one tiny corner crease on front cover, spine is slightly twisted. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
15 Gillard, William and Tooke, Thomas. THE NIAGARA ESCARPMENT FROM TOBERMORY TO NIAGARA FALLS.
University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1975. 
137 pp, small 4to (10" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs, maps. "This book provides an informal history and tour of the Niagara Escarpment, the backbone of Ontario and one of Canada's natural wonders. Stretching from Tobermory at the tip of the Bruce Peninsula to Niagara Falls, the escarpment exhibits a wide diversity of landscape, people, and industry, in the present and in the past....Over 80 photographs....capture the various facets of the region. The rugged cliffs o f t h e B ruce Peninsula contrast with the pastoral lands beneath Mount Nemo; the neatly trimmed harbour at Tobermory counterpoints the Dundas swamp of Coote's Paradise. We see the interplay of industry and agriculture, from Owen Sound's grain el ev a to rs t h ro ugh Hamilton's blast furnaces to Jordan's vineyards, and recreation and culture, from tourist landmarks through Hockley Hills skiing to the musuems of history and art. The text provides entertaining glimpses of some of the pe o ple an d som e o f t he ev ents in the history of settlement and growth, proceeding from town to town, north to south. This readable book is the first to deal with the landscape and history of the entire Niagara Escarpment. It is a useful guid e to o ne o f the most int ere stin g and historic areas of Canada." Gift inscription on free front endpaper, slight fading to edges of colored endpapers, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top edge, one very s ma ll cl osed te ar, light to m oder atre rubbing and soiling on rear panel, minor browning at edges. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE CANADIAN NATURALIST.  A SERIES OF CONVERSATIONS ON THE NATURAL HISTORY OF LOWER CANADA., Gosse, P.H.
16 Gosse, P.H. THE CANADIAN NATURALIST. A SERIES OF CONVERSATIONS ON THE NATURAL HISTORY OF LOWER CANADA.
Toronto Coles 1971 Facsimile Edition. Soft Cover Very Good 
372 pp, 8vo (8 3/8" H). B&w drawings. One of the Coles Canadiana Collection - a facsimile of the John Van Voorst, London, 1840 edition. A series of observations on the natural history of the area surrounding the village of Compton in the Eastern Townships of Lower Canada (Quebec), arranged month by month. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, minor soiling to edges of textblock, spine flat and uncreased. VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
17 Gosse, P.H. THE CANADIAN NATURALIST. A SERIES OF CONVERSATIONS ON THE NATURAL HISTORY OF LOWER CANADA.
Toronto Coles 1971 Facsimile Edition. Soft Cover Good+ 
372 pp, 8vo (8 3/8" H). B&w drawings. One of the Coles Canadiana Collection - a facsimile of the John Van Voorst, London, 1840 edition. A series of observations on the natural history of the area surrounding the village of Compton in the Eastern Townships of Lower Canada (Quebec), arranged month by month. Interior - small bump/creases at bottom corner of approx. fist 25 pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, very light browning to edges of text block, small crease at bottom corner of front cover, small sticker residue on front cover, light shelf soiling on bottom of tex block. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
HALTON:  RISING, WILD, AND BECKONING., Guthrie, Ann, text.  Foreword by Robert Bateman.  Conclusion by Pat and Rosemarie Keough.
18 Guthrie, Ann, text. Foreword by Robert Bateman. Conclusion by Pat and Rosemarie Keough. HALTON: RISING, WILD, AND BECKONING.
Conservation Halton Foundation, (Milton, Ontario, 1998). 
144 pp, oblong large 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1550462863 Beautifully illustrated with color photographs and maps. Folding guide map laid-in. "...a guide to one of the most beautiful and diverse places in Ontario, the Halton watershed , which includes the world-renowned Niagara Escarpment, Carolinian forests, Lake Ontario shoreline, creeks, valleys and rich wetlands. The book features 160 spectacular photographs that show how these vital natural landscapes coexist with B u r l i n g t o n, Oakville, Milton, Halton Hills and other communities in the watershed. More than 5,500 hectares of conservation lands protect the unique geological features and environmentally sensitive habitats in areas such as Hilton Falls, Cr aw fo rd L ak e, R at tlesnake Point, Bronte Creek Provincial Park and the Royal Botanical Gardens. From archaeological sites and a rare meromictic lake to the ancient cedars of Ontario's oldest growth forest, the watershed holds a treasure tr ove of fa sci nat ing pl ace s o f which even the most knowledgeable residents and visitors may not be aware..." Minor edge wear to boards. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top of spine, minor rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
19 Hodgson, Robert G. BACK TRACKING IN THE FUR INDUSTRY.
Toronto Fur Trade Journal of Canada 1947 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good- 
100 pp, 11 7/8" H. Dark blue cloth with black lettering/decoration on front board. B&w photographs, drawings. Contents: Introduction; The Early Silver Fox Industry and the Men Who Made It (Sir Charles Dalton's Own Story / Frank Tuplin / B.I. Rayner / Jim Tuplin / The Industry Spreads / Russia and Japan Raise Silver Foxes / Fox Shows / Biscuits and Medicine / Other Early Ranches and Prices / Early Magazines and Publication / The Fur Markets); History of the Mink Industry (New Type Mink / Early Mink Shows); Through the Eye of the Camera (photographs of hunt camps, fur farms, fur-bearing animals, dog teams, hunting/fishing expeditions, etc.). Much of the early information on fox farming centres on Prince Edward Island. Light wear /wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light wear at corners, minor soiling, two tiny corner bumps. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
20 Horwood, Harold. Foreword by Farley Mowat. DANCING ON THE SHORE: A CELEBRATION OF LIFE AT ANNAPOLIS BASIN.
Toronto Douglas Gibson / McClelland and Stewart 1987 0771042027 / 9780771042027 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good G. Brender a Brandis. 
219 pp, 8 3/4" H. Small b&w illustrations. "As (Horwood) describes the land around his home the beauty of his prose is breathtaking, whether he is writing about finches, stars, vegetables, seaweed, beech trees, ponds, garter snakes, or squirrels hiding cookies all over the house. No city-dweller will be able to read this book without a sigh of envy at the life the author and his family have created in 'one of the truly magical places on the earth'. But (it) is much more than just a book about nature described by an expert. For Harold Horwood's detailed observations lead on to a more philosophical plane. The discovery of earthworms knotted to preserve moisture causes him to speculate on DNA and how worms 'remember'. A description of blue herons fencing in a courtship battle, where their razor-sharp bills inflict no damage, leads to the subject of war. These and similar themes are provocative, challenging, and so powerfully written that (his) message has already reduced some audiences to tears." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has very light rubbing, light wrinkling - mianly at top/bottom of spine a flap-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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