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THE CANADIAN ALMANAC, AND REPOSITORY OF USEFUL KNOWLEDGE, FOR THE YEAR 1861.  (WITH FOLD-OUT MAP.)
1 THE CANADIAN ALMANAC, AND REPOSITORY OF USEFUL KNOWLEDGE, FOR THE YEAR 1861. (WITH FOLD-OUT MAP.)
Toronto Maclear 1861 Soft Cover Good- 
95 pp, 8 15/16" H. Stitched in original paper cover, the first pagebeing the title page. Fold-out map - "Map of Part of Canada West Engraved Expressly for the Canadian Almanac 1861" (approx. 17" W x 16" H), printed in b&w. Title page continues: "Containing Full and Authentic Commercial, Statistical, Astronomical, Departmental, Ecclesiastical, Educational, Financial and General Information. The Astronomical Calculations Have Been Made Expressly For This Publication At The Provincial Observatory in Toronto." Includes sections about: Holydays, Disastrous Occurences, &c.; Remarkable Occurrences in 1859; Exports and Imports; Our Municipal System; Legislative Assembly of Canada; An Index to the Statutes; Tariff of Customs; Canadian Patents; Post Office Department; The Clergy of Canada; Judiciary; Banks in Canada with their Agencies, &c.; County and Judicial Officers - Canada West; Township Municipalities, Canada West; Cities, Towns and Villages; Masonic Lodges; Provincial Land Surveyors, Upper Canada; Colleges, etc., etc. Pages 85 to (96) contain advertisements. Interior - light toning in page margins, some soft corner wrinkles, some creasing and light edge wear to fold-out map. Exterior - light browning to edges of text block, light toning to edges of covers, soft wrinkling/creases on covers, very light edge wear with a few tiny chips/tears, small tear at bottom of front hinge - archivally taped. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
THE NEXT TEN THOUSAND YEARS:  A VISION OF MAN'S FUTURE IN THE UNIVERSE., Berry, Adrian.  Introduction by Patrick Moore.
2 Berry, Adrian. Introduction by Patrick Moore. THE NEXT TEN THOUSAND YEARS: A VISION OF MAN'S FUTURE IN THE UNIVERSE.
London Jonathan Cape 1974 0224009664 / 9780224009669 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Good+ Inscribed By Author
224 pp, 8 3/4" H. Pictorial endpapers. Inscribed on title page: "To Arthur "Sceptic" / With all / best wishes. / Adrian Berry / 25 June 1974". The author's first book. Adrian Berry, 4th Viscount Camrose, a British hereditary peer, was a journalist and author of several books. In this one he "provokes thought about man's role in the whole cosmos in a totally new way, and his ideas will have lasting relevance. For the sheer scale of its undertaking and for the wealth of astronomical knowledge that lies behind it, 'The Next Ten Thousand Years' opens the reader's mind to the rich possibilities the universe holds for us all." Chapter headings; The New Atlantis; No Limits to Growth; Three Assumptions; The Beckoning Moon; The Lunarians; Venus, the Hell-World; Making it Rain in Hell; The Astronaut's Shrunken Head; Voyage Through a Hidden Universe; The Search for Habitable Worlds; The Vision of John von Neumann; Flying City-States; Building the Giant Sphere; The God of Spinoza; Appendix A: A Do-it-yourself Guide to the Special Theory of Relativity; Appendix II: Dimensions of the Solar System; Appendix III: Aspects of some problems concerned with the Construction of Dyson Spheres, by Iain K.M. Nicolson; Glossary; Bibliography; Notes and References; Index. Review slip pasted on verso of front free endpaper. Six instances of underlining with red pencil (effect could be reduced with careful erasing, but would still be somewhat discernible) on pages 22/23, very light 1/2" long soiling mark in text of page 83 - still very legible, minor wrinkling at top of spine, some light variation in color on top of text block, very tiny scuff/vrease at top corner of first 30 pages. Dust jacket has light edge wear, very small area of surface paper loss at top of front hinge, several tiny and small edge tears - archivally taped, very light rubbing, some light edge wrinkling, now protected in a mylar sleeve 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
3 Broughton, R. Peter. LOOKING UP: A HISTORY OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY OF CANADA.
Toronto Dundurn 1994 1550022083 / 9781550022087 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
288 pp, oblong (8 3/4" H x 11 1/4" D). B&w photographs, reproductions. "One hundred and twenty-five years ago eight men met on December 1, 1868, to form the Toronto Astronomical Club. Among them were a tailor, a teacher and a cabinet-maker. How surprised these ordinary citizens would be to see that their little group has grown into an organization of over 3000 members in all parts of the country, in the United States and overseas. Twenty-two cities from St John's to Victoria have local chapters or 'Centres' of the RASC. Novices and naturalists, amateurs and professional scientists all play important roles in this remarkable success story. General readers will be surprised to find out what amateurs can learn from the sky, at meetings and through the Society's publications. Leaders of other volunteer organizations, educators looking for ways to promote greater appreciation of science, and local historians interested in the role of the Society in the life of their communities will find helpful ideas in this book. And members themselves will be better equipped to make decisions for the future through an appreciation of the development of the Society, its individual Centres and the men and women who have led them." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, two small shallow dents at top edge of rear board. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top rear edge and at bottom of spine, minor rubbing, 2" faint scratch on rear panel. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE MAGICAL ARTS: A SHORT HISTORY, Burland, C. A.
4 Burland, C. A. THE MAGICAL ARTS: A SHORT HISTORY
London Arthur Barker 1966 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
196 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H). B&w illustrations. "From the earliest time man has been fascinated by visions and dreams, and by the discovery that there were men who could, by magical powers, improve a crop or foretell the weather. As civilization grew there were demands for knowledge which would give control over other men or protection from the wiles of enemies. The study of magic and counter magic became important in the policy of states. Later magic was denounced as a work of the Devil, and then the Devil himself was demoted to become a laughing stock. Yet even nowadays there exist in the most advanced nations societies devoted to magical practices, who deal in strange rituals, and promote the interests of their membership against all enemies. A careful study shows that there is a good deal of scientific knowledge involved in the vast and complex network of 'magical' practice today. This book sets out to show some of the main lines of influence which have led to the present traditions. It treats the subject as if if were a tapestry of many strands each of which has a line of origin from which it traverses like a weft thread on the warp of universal psychological experience. This book is a short history of a complex development. It is planned as a groundwork from which the interested reader can advance to further detailed studies." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, small slight bump at top corner of both boards. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear, a few small closed tears, jacket has been laminated for protection and to prevent further deterioration over the center portion (panels, spine and flap-folds). 
Price: 32.50 USD
 
 
PRAGUE.  GREAT CENTERS OF ART SERIES., Denkstein, Vladimir and Kotalik, Jiri, edited and with an introduction by.   Jarmila Brozova, Jarmila Jindrova, Emanuel Poche, Jaromir Neumann, Jan Durdik, Emma Urbankova.
5 Denkstein, Vladimir and Kotalik, Jiri, edited and with an introduction by. Jarmila Brozova, Jarmila Jindrova, Emanuel Poche, Jaromir Neumann, Jan Durdik, Emma Urbankova. PRAGUE. GREAT CENTERS OF ART SERIES.
Montclair, N.J. Abner Schram 1979 0839002254 / 9780839002253 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
252 pp, 13 1/2" H. Brown cloth with gilt lettering on spine, pictorial endpapers. In publisher's original plain cardboard slipcase. B&w and colour reproductions. "(A) stunning exhibition of the city's mag-nificent art treasures. Compiled by the directors of Prague's National Museum and National Gallery, this important and eye-filling work is a rich cornucopia which art historians, students of central Europe, and travelers to the historic city may sample with profit and pleasure. Itself an art treasure with its ancient buildings, historic monuments, and panoramic views, 'the city of a hundred towers' is home to notable collections of paintings, drawings, sculpture, and objects d'art dating from Charles IV and even earlier. Reflecting Prague's position at the heart of Europe along centuries-old trade routes, these collections encompass the continent's many schools of art, architecture, and handicrafts and repre-sent a distillation of Prague's turbulent thousand-year history. Modern scholarship, including some extraordinary scholarly detective work on the Prague Castle Gallery collection, has uncovered, restored, and made available to experts and public alike many little-known treasures. Equally impressive are collections of early art, coins, astronomical instruments, and Bohemian and modern Czechoslovak glass and porcelain. History of church and state can be glimpsed in the art of stone-cutters, goldsmith and silversmiths, weavers and embroiderers, and masters of illuminated manu-scripts." Contents: Introduction; National Museum; National Gallery; Museum of Decorative Arts; Museum of the City of Prague; Treasury of St. Vitus' Cathedral; Prague Castle Gallery; State Jewish Museum; Military Museum; Illuminated Manuscripts in Prague Libraries. Slight toning to edges of text block, light toning in margins of illustration pages. Dust jacket has a small faint water mark at the bottom of the spine, very light browning at edges, very small stain on rear panel. Slipcase has minor edge wear, light browning at edges. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
6 Molloy, E., General Editor. AIR NAVIGATION (PART 1) & (PART 2). 2 VOLUME SET.
London George Newnes Hard Cover Very Good - Good 
128 pp + 132 pp, 9 1/8" H - 2 volume set - undated. Volumes 22 & 23 of the Aeroplane Maintenance and Operation Series. B&w photographs, drawings, diagrams. Part 1: Dealing with Air Pilotage and Dead Reckoning, Maps and Charts, Flying with the Aid of Instruments, Astronomical and Radio Navigation, Meteorology and Air Navigators' Licences and Regulations. Part 2: Dealing with Magnetic Compasses and other types of Direction Indicators, Causes of Deviation and Methods of Correction, Navigational Calculators, Drift Sights, Ground Speed Meters, Sextants, Directional Radio Systems and Radio Beams, Course Keeping by Radio and Gyro, and Night Flying. Both parts have browning to pages and efges of text block, light edge rubbing, light wrinkling and light color fading at top/bottom edge of spine, Part 1 has white liquid stain at top corner of rear board, Part 2 has a tiny scuff on rear edge of spine. Dust jackets have light edge wrinkling; browning on spine, flap-folds and light on some edges; one or two small tears archivally taped; Part 1 has light white liquid stain at top inside of rear flap-fold, very small chips at top of hinges; Part 2 has small water mark on spine. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
STARGAZERS AND GRAVEDIGGERS:  MEMOIRS TO "WORLDS IN COLLISION"., Velikovsky, Immanuel.
7 Velikovsky, Immanuel. STARGAZERS AND GRAVEDIGGERS: MEMOIRS TO "WORLDS IN COLLISION".
William Morrow, New York, 1983, first edition. 
346 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 068801545X "With the publication of Immanuel Velikovsky's 'Worlds in Collision' in 1950 a bombshell burst upon the literary and scientific scene whose reverberations continue to this da y. Even prior to publication, the book was the subject of intense controversy. In it, Velikovsky suggested a catastrophic history of the solar system, which at once resolved innumerable historical, astronomical, and geological enigmas, while also challenging more than a few hallowed scientific dogmas. Through a concerted campaign of letter writing, a successful boycott of the original publisher's textbook department was undertaken by an elite group of American astronomers. Even as (it) hover ed at the top of the national best-sellers lists, the publisher was forced to suspend publication of the book, and another firm, which had no vulnerable textbook division, took it on. Here for the first time is the full account of what actually tran spired." Cigarette odor, very light browning to edges of textblock, light browning to top edge of boards, tiny dint on top edge of rear board. Dust jacket has light browning at edges, minor wrinkling at top of spine, very light rubbing. Very Good/ Very Good 
Price: 77.50 USD
 
 
A PRIMER OF AIR NAVIGATION., Wimperis, H.E.
8 Wimperis, H.E. A PRIMER OF AIR NAVIGATION.
London Constable 1920 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Fair 
128 pp, 7 3/8" H. Green cloth with black lettering on spine, black lettering/border on front board. B&w photographs, drawings, maps (3 fold-out), formulae, tables, etc. "Prior to the year 1919 there was little occasion for long-distance air navigation: the subject has, however, become one which requires study, and the remarkable trans-atlantic flights of 1919 have shown that the art of sea navigation can with suitable modifications be applied to the air. The purpose of this little books is to show in simple lang-uage how this can best be done and how when sea-going methods fail others can be devised to take their place. The net result is that although the long experience and tradition of sea navigators forms the convenient basis on which air pilotage and navigation is founded, the latter have individuality enough to substantiate a claim for separate treatment." From the author's Preface. Contents: Introductory; General Principles; Dead Reckoning Navigation; Directional Wireless Telegraphy; Astronomical Observations; Reduction of Astronomical Observations; Appendices: Occurence of Fog; The Effect of Dip and Acceleration on the Compass; Answers to Example; Tables of Constants; Index. Light lean to book, minor browning on free endpapers, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny ink mark and tiny edge dent on both boards. Dust jacket has light browning on spne and flap-folds, small edge tears and some very small chips, old label and faint numbers on front panel, edge wear, edge wrinkling, rubbing, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 


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