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THE QUIET FIELDS., 'BB'.  Illustrated by D.J. Watkins-Pitchford.
1 'BB'. Illustrated by D.J. Watkins-Pitchford. THE QUIET FIELDS.
Michael Joseph, London, 1981, first edtion. 
206 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0718120396 Charming b&w illustrations. "There is a growing need for the 'quiet fields' in this noisy, restless world. Mercifully, they can still be found by the country-lover and naturalist . This book tells of a year spent deep in the countryside, beginning when the year is young, when trees and hedges are bare to the winter winds, and on through the spring, summer and autumn, to winter once again. Whatever the season of t h e y e a r t h ere is always something to see in the countryside, even when the 'quiet fields' are sheeted with snow. There are the winter migrants - the wildfowl of the wet places, the delicate fieldfares and redwings - who come to Britain to e sc ap e t he b it t er t emperatures of their native lands. 'BB' also describes the advent of the spring migrants, which bring such intense joy to the naturalist that he even had to surrender his studio to a swallow family, which honoured him wi th a v is it and tw o l us ty bro ods of young. And the arrival of frogs at his Big Pond, the first for years, was a red-letter day in his calendar. There is still magic and a sense of peace in Britain's woods and fields. This book sets out to p rov e it , a nd the illu stra tio ns by D .J. Watkins-Pitchford echo exactly the spirit of the writing...." Minor very soft crease, faint pencil erasure marks and previous owner's embossed blind stamp on free front endpaper; small light crease at b otto m cor ner of half -titl e pag e; v ery mino r edge wear; minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has one small closed tear, one tiny tear, light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing, mi nor s oiling , sm all area of de lamina tion at b ottom of front panel at flap-fold, a few tiny dints on hinges - mainly rear hinge. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
2 Anderson, Dana M., de Lint, Charles and Garton, Ray. CAFE PURGATORIUM: THREE NOVELS OF HORROR AND THE FANTASTIC. CAFE PURATORIUM. DR. KRUSADIAN'S METHOD. DEATH LEAVES AN ECHO.
Tom Doherty, New York, (1991), Ist edition. 
279 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. "These three stories, each in a strong and original voice, range from the delicately fantastic and disturbing to the gruesomely horrific. All invoke the weird and uncanny sensations of our hidden fears and desires." Faint remainder stamp to bottom of textblock, light creases to top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, minor wrinkling at bottom edge of rear panel. VG/VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
SPACE WORLD YEARBOOK., Bremmer, Francis, Editor.
3 Bremmer, Francis, Editor. SPACE WORLD YEARBOOK.
Amherst, Wisconsin Palmer Publications 1965 Soft Cover Very Good- Roy Scarfo, Paul Rossi, et al. 
111 pp, 12" H. Color photographs, drawings, b&w drawings, diagrams. Opens with a dedication and photograph of President Kennedy, followed by a sequence of color illustrations of spacecraft of the period. Text "Nuclear Rocket Spacecraft for Manned Exploration of Mars" is followed by b&w drawings. "The Astronauts" section begins with a color group shot of "The Mercury Seven", followed by full page color head shots of each astronaut. Next is "The Nine" (group shot / head shots) and "The Fourteen" (group shot / head shots). "Space Launchings From October, 1957 through December, 1964" (Source: Goddard Space Center) lists information under the headings: Object / Code Name / Catalogue Number / Source (primarily US, USSR) / Launch / Nodal Period / Inclination / Apogee Km. / Perigee Km. / Decay. "Weather Satellite Record" gives information under the headings: Satellite / Launch Date / Lifetime / Inclination / Pictures Taken. "Major NASA Milestones" follows, covering 1959 to 1964. A thirteen page section on "Launch Vehicles" gives technical data and a scale drawing of each of the major launch vehicles used for the United States' Space Effort. The next section covers 14 'noteworthy' U.S. Satellites, with technical data for all 14 and illustrations for 13 (there is no drawing of the San Marco). An Appedix provides information on some of the illustrations and brief biographical details for the astronauts. Interior - slight cracking of spine between pages 30/31, but pages holding firmly, small light stain in caption of picture on page 41, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - 1 1/2" dia area of light waviness on rear cover - migrates back into pages to approx. page 85 (my have been caused by slight dampness, but no watermarks), a 3" x 1" area of tiny light foxing marks on front cover, slight browning at top edge of both covers, minor soiling on covers, light bump at bottom of spine, small crease at bottom corner of both covers 
Price: 150.00 USD
 
 
ROYAL AUCTION BRIDGE WITH NULLOS., Foster, R.F.
4 Foster, R.F. ROYAL AUCTION BRIDGE WITH NULLOS.
New York Frederick A. Stokes 1914 Second Printing Hard Cover Good+ Fair 
377 pp, 7 1/4" H. Red cloth with gilt lettering on spine, gilt lettering/banding on front board. "This is a new edition of Foster's recognized handbook, brought completely up-to-date, and incuding a full section on the 'Nullo' count, its rules and tactics." "Foster's Manual of Royal Auction explains the game instead of giving hard and fast directions which will surely mislead inexperienced players. Foster, by working out sample hands, shows how certain combinations of play result and trains the reader to make the most of his hand under any circumstances. After a perusal of this book one will have an understanding of the game which will give him superiority over players who stick to rules learned by rote." Very light browning to endpapers, small stamp from bookstore on front free endpaper, a few tiny stains on edges of text block, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear, faint water marks at bottom of rear board. Dust jacket has light to moderate browning - mainly on rear panel and on spine, 1 1/2" piece missing at top of spine, very small chips at top/bottom of flap-folds and bottom of hinges, a few tiny light stains and light scuff mark on front panel, now protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
THE GREAT WAR AT SEA, 1914-1918., Hough, Richard.
5 Hough, Richard. THE GREAT WAR AT SEA, 1914-1918.
Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1983, first edition. 
353 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0192158716 B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "(The author) describes the years leading up to 1914, the Kaiser's burning resentment of Britain's unchallenged supremacy at sea, and the headlong race to war, accelerated by the construction of the 'Dreadnought', the biggest, fastest, and most heavily gunned battleship in the world. During the course of the war there were shocks and disappointments for both sides. The Royal N a v y f o und itself dogged by a lack of secure bases, over-rigid battle orders, uncoordinated planning, and poor signalling. Operations, from the North Sea to the South Atlantic, were carried out against a background of feuds, scheming, and per so na li ty cl as hes at the Admiralty. Was there 'something wrong with our bloody ships', to echo David Beatty at Jutland? Could the appalling losses have been avoided during the Darndanelles campaign? Why were crucial signals received at the A dmi ral ty fil e d i nst ead of being acted upon? The Battle of Jutland was the greatest naval battle of the war, but also the greatest disappointment: who was really to blame for the inconclusive outcome? But despite the losses and the mistakes, the bril lia nce an d co urag e of many men shine through: the invaluable decoding work of 'Room 40'; the resilience of the commanders; the unfailing bravery and high morale of the men on the lower decks; and the excellent relations between the Brit ish and A meri can Nav ies t oward s the end of the war. It is Hough's contention that the Royal Navy not only beat the Kriegsmarine without resort to a bloody Trafalgar, but that its unrelenting pressure was the prime factor which led to the defea t on land of th e Ce ntra l Powe rs by the end of 1918. This account shows how that victory was achieved between 4 August 1914 and the abject surrender of the High Seas Fleet over four years later." Slight bump at top/bottom of spine, a few pages with tiny corner crea se, m inor br owning mark on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing, tiny dint on rear hinge. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE GREAT STORIES OF THE GREEKS., Hyde, Lilian Stoughton.
6 Hyde, Lilian Stoughton. THE GREAT STORIES OF THE GREEKS.
Boston Small, Maynard 1904 Hard Cover Good+ No Jacket 
233 pp, 7 7/8" H. Red cloth with gilt lettering on spine, gilt lettering/decoration on front board. B&w plates. "In the preparation of this book, the aim has been to present in a manner suited to young readers the Greek myths that have been world favorites through the centuries, and that have in some measure exercised a formative influence on literature and the fine arts in many countries." from the Preface. Contents: Prometheus; How Troubles Came into the World (Pandora); The Great Deluge; Apollo and Daphne; How Apollo got his Lyre; Mercury and Argus; Ceres and Proserpine; Phaethon; Clytie; The Seven Sisters; Endymion's Sleep; Why Cadmus founded a City; Echo; Narcissus; Hyacinthus; Perseus; Arachne; Jason and the Golden Fleece; Hylas; Procne and Philomela; Bellerophon; Tithonus; Comatas and the Honey-Bees; Adonis; King Midas; The King and the Oak; Juno and Halcyone; Hercules; Theseus; Philemon and Baucis; Orpheus and Eurydice; Ganymede; The Bag of Winds; Circe; Arion and the Dolphin; Psyche; Pronouncing and Explanatory Index. Light toning to endpapers and pages, slight separation between page gatherings at pages 130 & 131 but still firm in binding, illustration pages and adjacent pages have light foxing, small tear at bottom of page iii - archivally taped, browning to edges of text block with some light foxing on bottom, light edge wear - moderate at top/bottom of spine (with wrinkling) and at corners, slight fading to spine colour. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
A HISTORY OF FORT WILLIAM AND PORT ARTHUR NEWSPAPERS FROM 1875., Macgillivray, George G.  Foreword by R.A. Barford.
7 Macgillivray, George G. Foreword by R.A. Barford. A HISTORY OF FORT WILLIAM AND PORT ARTHUR NEWSPAPERS FROM 1875.
Fort William, Ontario Self-published 1968 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Good+ 
101 pp, 11 1/4" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "It is a truism that wherever and whenever men formed settlements on this continent a newspaper of some kind would soon be born. This is that kind of story for the Twin Cities in Thunder Bay District at the head of Lake Superior. They represent, because of their isolated position in the centre of Canada, not only a typical but almost a classic situation. With no major Canadian market closer than 425 miles in one direction and 1,000 miles in the other, with no airlines or even roads to such markets and with one rail line in its infancy, newspapers in these two pioneer communities existed for many years in a relatively uncomplicated milieu. Commencing in 1875, more than 30 newspapers have been published in Fort William and Port Arthur. They have run all the way from small handwritten newspapers to the large size, well-printed and comprehensive newspapers of our time. Even though today's newspapers differ mightily in appearance and coverage of news from the old-time weeklies, one similarity has persisted through the years - genuine interest in and loyalty to their communities." From the Foreword. very light browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has very light browning on spine and flap-folds, light edge wear/wrinkling, light rubbing, light soiling on rear panel, small stain on front panel, several edge tears with old tape repair on inside. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
PADDLE WHEELS TO BUCKET-WHEELS ON THE ATHABASCA., MacGregor, J.G.
8 MacGregor, J.G. PADDLE WHEELS TO BUCKET-WHEELS ON THE ATHABASCA.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1974 0771054505 / 9780771054501 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
190 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, maps. "(T)ells the story of Canada's Athabasca area in Northern Alberta. There, one of nature's mightiest rivers and the gigantic lake into which it flows have witnessed the exploits of fur-traders, explorers, missionaries and pioneers. Dr. MacGregor presents the region before the coming of the white man, the tentative beginnings of the fur-trade, the early explorations of Samuel Hearne and Peter Pond, the probing journeys of the voyageurs, the long and bitter rivalry between the Hudson's Bay Company and the North West Company for the rich fur resources of the region. Here are tales of advernturers and settlers, the scow brigades and sternwheeler crews, the railway builders and the airplane pilots, all of whom have set their mark on the region. Of special interest in the light of recent events, is the history of the development of the Athabasca oil sands, from its early beginnings at the turn of the (20th) century to the modern extraction complex of today." Minor wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine, tiny dent on front hinge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
NORTHERN ARMAGEDDON: THE BATTLE OF THE PLAINS OF ABRAHAM, MacLeod, D. Peter
9 MacLeod, D. Peter NORTHERN ARMAGEDDON: THE BATTLE OF THE PLAINS OF ABRAHAM
Vancouver, British Columbia Douglas & McIntyre 2008 1553654129 / 9781553654124 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
379 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w and colour illustrations (maps, plates). "(T)he story of the Siege of Quebec and its climax, the Battle of the Plains of Abraham. A brief bloody affair, it brought a brutal end to the Seven Years' War in North America, the first truly global conflict - and the first truly modern one - waged against civilians and cities as well as soldiers and fortifications. This is a story of strategy, generals and geopolitics - and ordinary people. A British sailor, an American irregular, a French officer, a Huron warrior, a nun who tended the wounded; their impressions, captured in letters and journals, give us a new, more human view of the battle, one often absent from the history books. By day's end September 13 (1759), Wolfe was dead and Montcalm dying, the British victorious and the French on the run. France's New World empire was finished. The battle was over, but the musket volleys fired that morning continue to echo through our world. The hardships of North America's First Nations, the birth of Canada, and the rise of the United States can all be traced to that morning's actions. Our world was created on that field 250 years ago. Very small bump at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, very small wrinkle at bottom of spine. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
SOUTHERN ONTARIO/QUEBEC CANOE ROUTES., Nickels, Nick, editor.
10 Nickels, Nick, editor. SOUTHERN ONTARIO/QUEBEC CANOE ROUTES.
Lakefield, Ontario Trent Publishing 1971 Stapled in Wraps Very Good - 
119 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w photographs. A prose guidebook (i.e. without maps), detailing a number of canoe routes in Southern Ontario & Quebec, with additional advice on trip planning, equipment, clothing, food, etc. Contents: A Variety of Trip Combinations (From Provincial Parks); Symbolically Speaking (Abbreviations describe routes); North Bay Forestry District (Its border waterway); Pembroke Forestry District (Algonquin Park routes); Lindsay Forest District (In Central Ontario); Trent-Severn Waterway (From Lakes Ontario to Huron); Rideau Waterway (From Ottawa to Kingston, 125 miles); Tweed Forestry District (In the Mazinaw region); Quebec Province (Cradle of Canadian canoeing); Boy Scouts (Quebec Provincial Council - For Scouters); Acknowledgements (Assistance from many sources). Interior - small soft bump to top corner of first half of pages and a soft large crease at top corner of last half of pages. Exterior - soft corner creases, very light wear on spine and at corners, two small light stains on fore-edge of text block. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
YESTERDAYS OF BROME COUNTY.  REMINISCENCES - OLD TIME RECORDS - BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES - EASTERN TOWNSHIPS HISTORY.  VOLUME ONE., Phelps, Marion L., editor.  Foreword by Glen Brown.  G.P. Hawke, Omer Lavallee, Mabel (Kirby) Boyce, Mrs. Ray Gardner, Iva Duboyce, et al.
11 Phelps, Marion L., editor. Foreword by Glen Brown. G.P. Hawke, Omer Lavallee, Mabel (Kirby) Boyce, Mrs. Ray Gardner, Iva Duboyce, et al. YESTERDAYS OF BROME COUNTY. REMINISCENCES - OLD TIME RECORDS - BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES - EASTERN TOWNSHIPS HISTORY. VOLUME ONE.
Knowlton, Quebec Brome County Historical Society 1979 Reprint Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
138 pp + fold-out map at rear. 8 5/8" H. B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. Contents: Dedication; Looking Backward to 1867; Villages of Brome County as Listed in the Eastern Townships Gazetteer and General Business Directory 1867; Adamsville - The Early Years; The West Brome Methodist Chapel; Rev. Paul V. West; The Old Covered Bridge at West Brome; The Old Moffat Place, Iron Hill; Valedictory for the "Orford Mountain Railroad"; The Knowlton Distributing Home; Dr. N. Munder Harris; Glass with a History; Life in Echo Valley Lumber Camp; Our Woodland; Shades of Foster Park or the Tale of the Elusive Cow; The Substitute Soldier; The Historical Booth at the Fair, September 1966; The Union Church, Iron Hill; The Slash; The Foster House, Foster, P.Q.; Bolton Glen School Christmas Entertainment About 1923; Dr. Henry Edwin Gillanders, B.A., M.D., C.M.; Abercorn Railway Station; Brome County Century Farm Owners 1962; Publications of the Brome County Historical Society; Acknowledgements; Map of the Eastern Townships of Canada - 1867. Waviness through book at hinge areas - due to manufacturing process. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
12 Robinson, John W. TRAILS OF THE ANGELES: 100 HIKES IN THE SAN GABRIELS. SEVENTH EDITION.
Wilderness Press, Berkeley, CA, 1998, 7th edition. 
191 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H), soft cover. ISBN 0899972322 B&w photographs, folding map in pocket at rear. "The San Gabriel Mountains are only a one-hour's drive from Los Angeles, yet contain peaceful, secluded areas where nature still reigns relativel y undisturbed. This book takes you to the intimate parts of the San Gabriels, as well as to popular and easily accessible hikes. Choose from 100 hikes, ranging from easy one-hour strolls to overnight backcountry trips. For the history bu f f t h e r e are hikes up the old Mt. Lowe Railway. For wilderness seekers, there are tours of the Cucamonga and San Gabrile Wilderness areas, forever set aside in their natural state. Now in its 7th edition, this book has been the best-selling g ui d e to h ik in g the San Gabriels for over 25 years. Includes a color, topographic map created specifically for use with this book." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor rubbing. Near Fine 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
BROME COUNTY SCENIC AND HISTORICAL TOURS., Smith, Clifford W.
13 Smith, Clifford W. BROME COUNTY SCENIC AND HISTORICAL TOURS.
Town of Brome Lake (Knowlton), Quebec Brome County Historical Society 1973 Card covers in cerlox Binding Very Good 
56 pp, 9 1/4" H. Monotone maps, photographs. Contents: Introduction; Brome County: Brome Township / Bolton Township / Township of East Farnham / Potton Township / Sutton Township; Scenic and Historical Tours: Bolton / Bolton / Brome / Brome / Brome-Sutton / Brome-Sutton-Missisquoi / East Farnham / Potton Township / Sutton / Sutton (Mt. Echo); The Brome County Historical Society. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small soft crease at corners, minor soiling on rear cover, tiny edge tear on front cover at spine - archivally taped. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
IN PERILOUS SEAS., Suthren, Victor.
14 Suthren, Victor. IN PERILOUS SEAS.
Collins, Toronto, (1983), Ist edition. 
208 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Wraparound jacket illustration by Chris Mayger. "On the ninth of October, 1747, at Fort Royal, capital of the French island of Martinque in the Caribbean, Paul Gallant, newly promoted to Capitaine de fregate after his successful exploits in his ship 'Echo', is instructed to accompany a convoy of ships to France. In addition to the usual - and very valuable - cargos, this covoy will also carry Marianne, Marquise de Bezy, the favourite cousin of Lois XIV, and her enormous dowry back to France...In the best Suthren style, as soon as the ships put out to sea things immediately become more complicated than anyone expected. Gallant finds himself in the midst of a deadly double - cross where no one is what he seems and everyone's life depends on the outcome of Gallant's desperate attempt to outwit the superior strength of his enemies." The third 'Paul Gallant' adventure. Very light edge wear to boards, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. VG+/VG+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
SHAWLIES, ECHO BOYS, THE MARSH & THE LANES:  OLD CORK REMEMBERED., Verdon, Michael.
15 Verdon, Michael. SHAWLIES, ECHO BOYS, THE MARSH & THE LANES: OLD CORK REMEMBERED.
Dublin O'Brien Press 1993 0862782996 / 9780862782993 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
219 pp, small 4to (10" H). B&w photographs. "From the lanes, the leafy suburbs and the tenements of the city centre, the people of Old Cork remember - Shawlies, stevedores, doctors and bankers are all given a voice here. From Maisie, a poor widow from the lanes of the Northside, to Viola, a merchant's daughter from the wealthy Passage West, the denizens of Old Cork stand out from the crowd and speak their minds. In the span of three years, Michael Verdon interviewed dozens of Cork's native sons and daughters. The result is a candid and colourful account of what life was like before World War II, as told by those who know. The voices are rich and wise, informal and kind. Laced with humour built on keen observation, this book celebrates the homespun wisdom of Ireland's leading southern city." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one tiny corner bump, tiny bump at top edge of rear board. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 


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