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HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE SERIES.  FIRST 4 VOLUMES.  1. THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY.  2. THE RESTAURANT AT THE END OF THE UNIVERSE.  3. LIFE, THE UNIVERSE AND EVERYTHING.  4. SO LONG, AND THANKS FOR ALL THE FISH.  (HITCH HIKER'S), Adams, Douglas.
1 Adams, Douglas. HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE SERIES. FIRST 4 VOLUMES. 1. THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY. 2. THE RESTAURANT AT THE END OF THE UNIVERSE. 3. LIFE, THE UNIVERSE AND EVERYTHING. 4. SO LONG, AND THANKS FOR ALL THE FISH. (HITCH HIKER'S)
London Pan Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good - 
First 4 books in the series - 7" H. 1. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - 180 pp, 1979 80th printing, ISBN 0330258648 - "On Thursday lunchtime the Earth gets unexpectedly demolished to make way for a new hyperspace bypass. For Arthur Dent, who has only just had his house demolished that morning, this seems already to be more than he can cope with. Sadly, however, the weekend has only just begun, and the Galaxy is a very strange and startling place." 2. The Restaurant at the End of the Universe - 187 pp, 1980 26th printing, ISBN 0330262130 - " 'Good Evening ladies and gentlemen, I am your host for tonight, Max Quordlepleen, and I have just come straight from the other end of time where I have been hosting a show at the Big Bang Burger Bar and I will be your host for this historic occasion - the End of History itself'. " 3. Life, the Universe and Everything - 1982 22nd printing, ISBN 0330267388 - "For two books, humankind has been unaware of a not inconsequential snippet of information. The most careful consultation of (those volumes) have left millions unaware of why Earth has always been shunned by the rest of the Galaxy. Now all - and more - can be revealed - ." 4. So Long and Thanks for all the Fish - 1985 3rd printing, ISBN 0330287001 - " '(O)ne Thursday, nearly 2,000 years after one man had been nailed to a tree for saying how great it would be to be nice to people for a change, a girl sitting on her own somewhere in Rickmansworth suddenly realised what it was that had been going wrong all this time, and she finally knew how the world could be made a good and happy place. This time it was right, it would work, and no-one would have to get nailed to anything. Sadly, however, before she could get to a phone to tell anyone about it the Earth was unexpectedly demolished to make way for a new hyperspace by-pass, and so the idea was lost forever. This is not her story - . (Well at) least partly - . Arthur Dent finds her in the last place in the universe he would expect to find anything but which 3,976,000,000 people will find oddly familiar - ." Interiors -volumes 2, 3 and 4 have light browning to pages, page 8 in volume 4 has some previous owner's black ink editing to text, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - three volumes with light browning to edges of text block, two volumes with slight spine lean, light edge wear, one or two small corner creases. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
2 Ascherson, Neal. BLACK SEA: THE BIRTHPLACE OF CIVILISATION AND BARBARISM.
London Folio Society 2011 Hard Cover Near Fine 
283 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), bound in three-quarter black buckram with printed front board - in slipcase. Map endpapers, colour illustrations. With a revised and updated Foreword by the author. Minor rubbing on slipcase. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
HOW TO PAINT TROPICALS.  FISH-CARVING BASICS - VOLUME FOUR., Badger, Curtis J. (Margaret Streams; Rick Roth; Bob Swain; Clark Schreibeis.)
3 Badger, Curtis J. (Margaret Streams; Rick Roth; Bob Swain; Clark Schreibeis.) HOW TO PAINT TROPICALS. FISH-CARVING BASICS - VOLUME FOUR.
Stackpole, Mechanicsburg, PA, 1996. 
85 pp, 9 1/8" H, soft cover. ISBN 0811727602 Profusely illustrated with color photographs. "(This book) uses step-by-step color photos and informative text to demonstrate how four experts paint and finish carvings of the colorful species. Margar et Streams paints a queen angelfish and a long-nosed butterfly fish using a variety of techniques, including dry brushing and washing. She also carves fins for a veil-tailed goldfish. Rick Roth uses an airbrush to paint a vivid French angelfish . Bob Swain carves and paints a school of folk art cherubfish and suggests a number of innovative weathering techniques to finish the piece. Clark Schreibeis creates a cast of a tinker's butterfly fish to round out this invaluable reference." Int er i or - tiny bump to top/bottom corner of textblock. Exterior - very minor rubbing, small soft curl at corners of front cover. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
1968 COOKING CLUB CALENDAR - ADVERTISING PIECE FOR MOOTE & HODGSON LIMITED, ORANGEVILLE, ONTARIO., Baker, Betty / Moote & Hodgson, Orangeville, Ontario.
4 Baker, Betty / Moote & Hodgson, Orangeville, Ontario. 1968 COOKING CLUB CALENDAR - ADVERTISING PIECE FOR MOOTE & HODGSON LIMITED, ORANGEVILLE, ONTARIO.
1967 Soft Cover Very Good+ 
Approx. 11 3/8" H x 8" W. This calendar was an advertising piece for Moote & Hodgson Limited of Orangeville, Ontario. The binding quite cleverly consists of a piece of flexible 'gold' coloured metal, with a hole for hanging at top, which loops through all the pages of the calendar. When the 'gold' pencil that slots into the loop is removed, the pages can be taken out and re-ordered (the instructions suggest that each finished month be placed at the back of the calendar in sequence). The twelve sheets for the months each form a pocket at the bottom (for storing receipts, recipes, notes, etc.) and have a recipe illustrated with a sepiatone photograph and a menu on the front. On the reverse are additional recipes following that month's theme and a tip from Betty Baker. The calendar cover consists of a folded sheet (just over 6 1/2" H at the front) with a pasted on colour picture of a fisherman and the company details on the front. The full-sized rear section has a form for filling in the "Household Budget" on the inside (unused) and information on "Home Freezing - Fruits and Vegetables" on the reverse. The monthly recipe themes are: January - Sandwiches Supreme; February - Soup So Warm; March - Fish 'n' Things; April - Meat Miracles; May - Good ol' Cookie; June - Delectable Vegetables; July - Dessert Magic; August - Beverage Coolers; September - Countdown on Coffee Cakes; October - Thanksgiving Delights; November - Fashionable Meat Dishes; December - Salads Superb. The rear section has small creases at bottom corners, light browning at bottom rear edge, and very tiny crease at top corners. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
5 Bingham, Nina B., compiler. THE MODERN CUISINE AND BOOK OF HOUSEHOLD RECEIPTS, ORIGINAL AND COLLECTED.
Nottingham Carrick & Young (Printed for Private Circulation.) 1887 Half-Leather Good 
368 pp, 7 1/8" H. Maroon leather spine and corners, gilt lettering/banding on spine, banding on spine and corner edges. Marbled paper-covered boards, marbling to textblock edges, marbled endpapers. Contents: Miscellaneous Receipts, arranged in alphabetical sequence, A to W; Breakfast Dishes; Lenten Dinners and Dishes; Menus, or Bills of Fare; Christmas Fare; Practical Dinners, Menus and Receipts; Sauces (Modern) classified and explained; Time Tables for Boiling and Roasting; Memoranda (blank pages for adding recipes - partly filled in). Examples of recipes: "Nettle Beer - Four gallons of water, a good sized bunch of nettle tops, one and a half pounds of sugar, two ounces of bruised ginger, two ounces of hops. Boil all together half an hour. Strain, when nearly cold, add four tablespoonsful of yeast, and work like beer in the ordinary way." "Fairy Butter - Beat half a pound of butter into a cream with the yolks of eight eggs boiled very hard, add a quarter of a pound of sweet almonds well pounded, then half a pound of lump sugar, pounded fine, mix thoroughly, add a tablespoonful of sherry, and one of brandy; lay the mixture smoothly over macaroons, previously soaked in sherry or brandy." 2" split in front hinge paper - hinge still strong, area of tiny dents on half-title page that transfer to several of the adjacent pages, erased pencel lines on the 'Introductory Ballad' page, four pin holes/wrinkles at top of page leaf 365/366 with pin head leaving a tiny dent in several adjacent pages, slight toning to pages, tiny stain at top of page leaf 363/364, light edge wear, small light scuffs to leather, wear to marbled boards. Book is now protected in a stiff mylar sleeve. 
Price: 275.00 USD
 
 
TALES OF GREEN HEDGES., Blyton, Enid.  Illustrated by Joyce Johnson.
6 Blyton, Enid. Illustrated by Joyce Johnson. TALES OF GREEN HEDGES.
World Distributors, Manchester, c1946. 
169 pp, small 8vo (7 5/8" H), hard cover (yellow boards with black lettering/illustration on spine, black illustration on front board) - in dust jacket. Pictoral endpapers, attractively illustrated throughout with b&w drawings by Joyce Johnson. "I n these four-and-twenty charmingly told tales Enid Blyton has journeyed round the year, choosing a flower, an animal, a bird, a fish or a tree, and telling two fascinating stories to illustrate some incidents of nature life characteristic o f e a c h m o nth. Some of the stories are delightful fantasies of fairies, witches, naughty gnomes and pixies, but all contain factual information about interesting and often unnoticed aspects of nature, which will be remembered and treasured by M i ss B ly to n 's e ager young readers." Large gift inscription on half-title page, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small bump to bottom rear corner - slight bump to other corners, very light colored watermark at top edge of free re ar end pa per , f adi ng an d v ery small watermark to top of textblock, very light browning to fore-edge and bottom of textblock, slight darkening to spine and edges of boards. Dust jacket is price clipped, has small to medium tears and chips at top /bot tom of spin e an d f lap -fol ds - some with creases, minor edge wear, very light rubbing and soiling on rear panel, faint writing indentation on front flap. Very Good-/Good 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
7 Boucher, Anthony/McComas, J. Francis, eds. (Robert Abernathy, Gordon R. Dickson, Michael Shaara, Leslie Charteris, Andre Norton, Levi Crow, Ruth Laura Wainwright, Robert A. Heinlein, T.S. Watt.) Cover art by Kirberger. THE MAGAZINE OF FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION. VOLUME 6, NO. 6. JUNE 1954.
Fantasy House, Concord, N.H., 1954. 
127 pp, soft cover (digest size). Contents: Heirs Apparent by Robert Abernathy; Miss Prinks by Gordon R. Dickson; Time Payment by Michael Shaara; Fish Story by Leslie Charteris; Mousetrap by Andre Norton; Warrior in Darkness by Levi Crow; Recommended Reading by the editors; Mint, in d/j by Ruth Laura Wainwright; Star Lummox (second of three parts) by Robert A. Heinlein; Visitors from Venus by T.S. Watt; Index to Volume 6. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, very light rubbing, spine flat and uncreased. VG+ 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
BRITISH ANGLERS' NATURAL HISTORY.  BRITAIN IN PICTURES SERIES., Boulenger, E.G.
8 Boulenger, E.G. BRITISH ANGLERS' NATURAL HISTORY. BRITAIN IN PICTURES SERIES.
Collins, London, 1946, first edition. 
48 pp, 8 7/8" H, hard cover in dust jacket. 8 colour plates, 22 b&w illustrations. "....a guide to the fishes and insects which inhabit our streams and rivers. (The author) describes, with fascinating detail and anecdote, such things as the life of the eel and the salmon, the gruesome habits of lampreys and the ferociousness of the small stickleback...." Area of light browning on free endpapers, browning and tiny foxing marks on top of textblock, light edge wear, very light browning to edg es of boards, tiny area of glue residue on front board. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, very light browning, very light rubbing/soiling on rear panel, very light waterstain at top inside edge of rear panel, light browning on in s i d e o f f l aps, one small closed tear. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
THE MOTHER'S COOK BOOK:  HOW TO PREPARE FOOD FOR CHILDREN.  WITH AN INTRODUCTION ON "CHILD FEEDING AND HEALTH"., Bourjaily, Barbara Webb and Gorman, Dorothy May.  Introduction by Justin A. Garvin, M.D.
9 Bourjaily, Barbara Webb and Gorman, Dorothy May. Introduction by Justin A. Garvin, M.D. THE MOTHER'S COOK BOOK: HOW TO PREPARE FOOD FOR CHILDREN. WITH AN INTRODUCTION ON "CHILD FEEDING AND HEALTH".
New York D. Appleton 1926 First Edition Hard Cover Good- 
164 pp + 14 blank pages headed "Recipes" at rear, 6 15/15" H. Contents: Preface - The Story of This Book; Child Feeding and Health; List of Utensils and Care of Utensils and Foods; Table of Measures; Liquids (Preparation of Water, ditto Milk, Fruit Juices, Fancy Drinks); Cereals (Milk Mush, Gruel); Soups (Broths, Cream Soups); Vegetables; Salads; Eggs and Meat (Eggs, Meats, Fish); Sandwiches; Preparation of Fresh Fruit/Cooked Fruits; Desserts (Cakes, Cookies, Puddings, Ice Cream and Ices, Candies); Parties (Holiday Parties, Brithday Parties); Traveling; Menu Suggestions (General Menus, Menus for Child of Three, ditto of Six, ditto of Ten, ditto of Twelve, Menus for Day Nursery; Menus for Children from Two to Six, Meals for School Boys and Girls); Index. Minor browning to pages and endpapers, very small stain at bottom of inside front hinge, small corner crease on half-title page, several corner creases on page vii, tiny stain on a few preliminary pages, minor soiling on rear endpapers, browning and light soiling to edges of textblock, light edge wear, small corner crease on free rear endpaper, light soiling marks on rear board, slight bump to corners, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light edge wear. Postage for this light item will be reduced to most destinations. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
NURSERY NOURISHMENT., Buchanan, Margaret N.  Foreword by Robert Hutchison.
10 Buchanan, Margaret N. Foreword by Robert Hutchison. NURSERY NOURISHMENT.
London Edward Arnold 1933 First Edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket 
104 pp, 7 1/2" H. Orange cloth with black lettering on spine, black lettering/decoration of front board. An eary 20th century recipe book devoted to children's nutrition. Contents: Foreword; Introduction; Soups; Fish Dishes; Meat Dishes; Vegetables; Sauces; Salad, Vegetable and Savoury Dishes; Nursery Puddings; Nursery Tea; Miscellaneous; Diet for Children; Specimen Meals; Index. Previous owner's bookplate, name and date on front free endpaper; slight toning to pages and endpapers; very small chip at bottom edge of page leaf 73/74; small edge tear on page leaf 75/76 - archivally taped; minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine; darkening to spine and board edges; light edge wear. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
SILHOUETTES IN THE SKY: THE ART OF THE WEATHERVANE., Burks, Jean M.
11 Burks, Jean M. SILHOUETTES IN THE SKY: THE ART OF THE WEATHERVANE.
Shelburne, Vermont Shelburne Museum 2006 0939384329 / 9780939384327 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
36 pp, 8 1/2" H, stapled in wraps. Color photographs. Shows examples of New England weathervanes in a variety of forms and materials from the Shelburne Museum's collection. Interior - very small light bump/crease at top corner of most pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very small crease at top corner of front cover, very light edge wear, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE RAJ AT TABLE: A CULINARY HISTORY OF THE BRITISH IN INDIA., Burton, David.
12 Burton, David. THE RAJ AT TABLE: A CULINARY HISTORY OF THE BRITISH IN INDIA.
London Faber and Faber 1993 057114389X / 9780571143894 First Edition Hard Cover Good+ Very Good - 
240 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). "When the British were in India they developed a curious cuisine all of their own. As they made their mark on their host culture, the formidable memsahib - or English housewife - made sure that much traditional cuisine was rejected in favour of an impossible combination of European customs, and the results were frequenlty chaotic. Anglo-Indian cooking was at its best when it achieved a kind of cultural balance; mulligatawny, kedgeree and Worcestershire sauce are all products of the Raj. Drawing on first-hand accounts, David Burton includes over sixty authentic recipes, adapts the best of them for the modern cook, and builds up a fascianting, often hilarious picture of the British - at best, endearingly naive, at worst, ignorant and xenophobic - seen through the kitchen door." Light browning to pages and edges of text block, slight bump at fore-edge of text block - up to approx. page 80, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, front board is slightly bent with a soft crease down the middle, one tiny corner crease. Dust jacket has light wear/wrinkling and a few tiny tears/chips at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, several tiny dints on front hinge. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
PEOPLE FROM THE SKY:  AINU TALES FROM NORTHERN JAPAN., Carpenter, Frances.
13 Carpenter, Frances. PEOPLE FROM THE SKY: AINU TALES FROM NORTHERN JAPAN.
Garden City, New York Doubleday 1972 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Betty Fraser. 
107 pp, 9 7/16" H. B&w illustrations. "In the model Ainu village on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido, Old Ekashi is one of the few storytellers who can remember the drama and excitement of ancient customs, legends and magic. Toko and Haruko beg their grandfather to repeat their favorite tales of Kamui, the Great-and-Important God, who sent lesser gods from the Sky Country to teach, protect and guide the Ainu people. Although Ekashi's eyes twinkle as he explains why the lark never flies very high, why the Ainu have no books and why the sparrow has only one dark spot on her beak, he doest not reveal just how much of his fabulous accounts of myth and folklore he really believes." Contents; People from the Sky; A-E-Oina, the Demon, and the Tattle-tale Dog; Animals from Heaven; "Good-by, Dear Little Bear God"; The Hungry Time; Yoshi-Tsuni, Brave Warrior from Japan; The Old Man on the Mountain; The Frog's Tattoo; The Mad Dancers of Upo-Pou-Shi; The One-Eyed Monster; Fox Magic; Pan'ambe and Pen'ambe; The Bats of Ru-Pe-Shi-Pi; The Golden Mare; Flying Sword; Two Terrible Fish; The "Little People". 3" line of glue residue on free front endpaper, browning on inside hinges. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light edge browning/foxing, light browning on spine, two small edge tears, very light general soiling, small soiling stain at bottom of front flap-fold. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
ECOLOGY FOR GARDENERS., Carroll, Steven B. & Salt, Steven D.
14 Carroll, Steven B. & Salt, Steven D. ECOLOGY FOR GARDENERS.
Portland Timber Press 2005 0881926116 / 9780881926118 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Errol D. Hooper Jr. 
328 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). Colour photographs, b&w drawings. "(T)he authors look at the structure, development, genetics, and reproduction of plants, the most prominent actors in garden ecosystems. They describe other garden organisms, focusing on those with the most influential roles - insects, nematodes, and microorganisms - as well as garden denizens ranging from microscopic prions to elephants. (They) explore nutrient cycles, sunlight, air, water, and the soil - the physical environment within which garden organisms live and function - and they consider the ways plants function in their environment and form communities. They then examine the intricate interactions among garden-dwelling organisms, ranging from the harmful to the beneficial. Once this groundwork is laid, they introduce humans into the garden ecosystem and consider how gardeners can use ecological principles to wisely manage their garden ecosystems. Throughout the book, the authors cite hundreds of examples drawn from personal experience and from the gardening and ecological literature. It becomes clear that gardens - whether a group of potted plants on a patio, a few beds carved out of a lawn, or extensive plantings over several acres - are indeed connected to the natural world in endless and important ways." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, a few tiny dents on spine and hinges. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE BESTIARY OF CHRIST., Charbonneau-Lassay, Louis.  Translated/abridged by D.M. Dooling.
15 Charbonneau-Lassay, Louis. Translated/abridged by D.M. Dooling. THE BESTIARY OF CHRIST.
New York Arkana / Penguin 1992 0140194495 / 9780140194494 Soft Cover Very Good+ Woodcuts by the Author. 
467 pp, 9" H. B&w illustrations. "A legendary work of religious scholarship and art history, available in English for the first time. This extraordinary - and extraordinarily beautiful - volume introduces readers to a compendium of animal symbolism that ranks with the greatest of classical and medieval bestiaries. (It) was the life's work of the French Catholic scholar Louis Charbonneau-Lessay, who combed the religious traditions of ancient Egypt, classical Greece and Rome, early and medieval Christianity, Gnosticism, Kabbalah, and alchemy to research it. First published in France at the outbreak of World War II and nearly destroyed in the war's devastations, this masterpiece of scholarship has been translated and abridged (from its original thousand-page length) by D.M. Dooling, the founder and editorial director of 'Parabola: The Magazine of Myth and Tradition', and includes 400 woodcuts by the author." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - remainder mark on top of text block. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
16 Charters, Dean. Introduction by Angela M. O'Connell. MOUNTIE, 1873-1973: A GOLDEN TREASURY OF THOSE EARLY YEARS.
Don Mills Collier-Macmillan 1973 029734207 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
253 pp, 10 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "1973 marks the centennial anniver- sary of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. (This book is) a pictorial tour of adventure through those glorious early days. One hundred years is not long when we are talking about history, but a glance at these photographs shows the phenomenal growth of Canada during that period. And the man who laid the groundwork for this phenomenal growth was the Mountie. Without his work of pacification, the task of settling and civilizing the Canadian west could not have been carried out. The photographers who took these pictures must have been imbued with the same spirit of adventure that motivated the Mountie. The proof is here. Wherever the men of the N.W.M.P. went, the photographers followed. The results of their work are here, a fitting tribute to the men of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police." Tiny soft bump at top corner of pages 163 to end of book, previous owner's small label on front pastedown, very faint tiny foxing marks on bottom of text block, minor wrinking at bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling - moderate on rear flap-fold, several edge tears (some with creases) archivally taped, light rubbing 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
CHEADLE'S JOURNAL OF TRIP ACROSS CANADA, 1862-1863., Cheadle, Walter B.  Introduction and notes by A.G. Doughty and Gustave Lanctot.  Introduction to new edition by Lewis H. Thomas.
17 Cheadle, Walter B. Introduction and notes by A.G. Doughty and Gustave Lanctot. Introduction to new edition by Lewis H. Thomas. CHEADLE'S JOURNAL OF TRIP ACROSS CANADA, 1862-1863.
Edmonton M.G. Hurtig 1971 0888300352 / 9780888300355 First Thus Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
311 pp, 7 5/8" H. B&w illustrations, fold-out map at rear."The incredible journey of William Fitzwilliam, Viscount Milton, and his long-suffering companion, Dr. Walter Butler Cheadle, over the uncharted Yellowhead route in 1862-63 was a highly improbable, miraculously successful expedition, well-seasoned with comic relief though it very nearly ended several times in tragedy. Dr. Cheadle's 'Journal' first appeared in 1931, sixty-six years after publication of 'The North-West Passage by Land', a bestselling account of the expedition supposedly co-authored by the young Lord Milton and his companion. Besides confirming suspicions that the first book was in fact Cheadle's, the 'Journal' is more candid about the two adventurer's motives ('we were a mere party of pleasure'), and a much more precise record of life and travel in the Northwest during the latter days of the fur trade era. Cheadle acknowledges the heavy debt owed by all of the early explorers to the plains Indians, who passed on to the first white men their sophistication in the ways of the wilderness. He also records the gradual demoralization of the native people under the impact of European culture. His own Assiniboine guide was an invaluable support to Cheadle, who had to cope not only with Lord Milton's constant petulance and frequent illness, but with the most obnoxious hitchhiker ever to cross the Rockies." On or two small faint areas of browning on edges of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear and tiny tears/creases - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds (archivally taped), slight fading to spine color, faint small writing impressions on front panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
PEEPS AT MANY LANDS:  CANADA., Cranston, J. Herbert.
18 Cranston, J. Herbert. PEEPS AT MANY LANDS: CANADA.
London A. & C. Black 1935 Hard Cover Good+ Fair T. Mower Martin. 
90 pp, small 8vo (7 11/16" H). 4 colour plates by T. Mower Martin, b&w map, photographs - collated. Contents: "From Sea to Sea and From River Unto the Ends of the Earth"; Seen From an Aeroplane; A Climate Second to None; The Canadian Melting Pot; City and Country Life; The Habitants of Quebec; Maintaining Law and Order; The Red Man's Last Stand; Caring for the Eskimos; Centres of Population; The World's Fastest Games (Ice Hockey / Lacrosse); Fun in the Out-of-Doors; The Gigantic Iron Horse; More Motorists than Cyclists; Mercy Flights in the Northland; Wild but not Dangerous; Mining Comes to the Front; The Lumberjack; Cowboys and "Combines"; Trap Lines and Fish Nets. Very light browning to pages and endpapers, previous owner's bookplate and name in ink on front endpapers, light browning to edges of text block and on spine/edges of boards, minor soiling, one slight corner bump, light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has chips, tears and creases; moderate rubbing/soiling. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
A FOLK TALE JOURNEY THROUGH THE MARITIMES., Creighton, Helen.  Edited with an introduction by Michael Taft and Ronald Caplan.
19 Creighton, Helen. Edited with an introduction by Michael Taft and Ronald Caplan. A FOLK TALE JOURNEY THROUGH THE MARITIMES.
Wreck Cove, Cape Breton Island Breton Books 1993 1895415284 / 9781895415285 Soft Cover Very Good 
249 pp, 9" H. B&w photographs. "These are the folk tales from Dr. Helen Creighton's life journey through the Maritime Provinces, collecting songs and ghost stories and old cures - and folk tales. Helen serves as our guide, introducing us to storytellers, setting the scene of the telling - and then she lets the person tell it as they told it to her. The feel of the kitchen and the fish shed still cling to these stories. Some are long, really miraculous folk tales - miraculous in detail and in that they managed to survive. Others are the brief riddle or the tantalizing quick-telling that a folklorist can expect along the way. Helen kept it all. And read as a whole, the reality and intensity of those smaller pieces reveals their value in among the more finished, well-told tales. (This) is a Maritime treasure." Interior - crease at bottom corner of page leaf 89/90, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - slight bump at top of spine, minor rubbing, minor soft crease at top corner of rear cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BETWEEN SEA AND SKY., D'Oyley, Enid.
20 D'Oyley, Enid. BETWEEN SEA AND SKY.
Toronto Williams-wallace 1979 0887950027 / 9780887950025 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Huie, Albert H. Inscribed By Author
144 pp, 9 1/4" H. No date. Light green boards with gilt lettering on spine, b&w illustrations. Inscribed on half title page: "For Robert / With Best Wishes / Enid F D'Oyley / Sept 19, 1980". "Two young black Canadian girls spend a memorable summer vacation with their parents in the West Indies and discover the joys and frustrations of adjusting to a new environment and a growing awareness of their own identity. This story for young people introduces, with dramatic illustrations by the famous Jamaican artist Albert Huie, glimpses of Jamaica's past, her people, her history, her culture, old fashioned sugar making, crab hunting at night, escovitch fish and pear, sweet potato pie - - ." Very light browning to edges of text block and edges of boards, small faint stain on fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket has wear and tiny chip/small tears (archivally taped) at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds - light edge wear elsewhere, small line indentation on spine, small closed tear on rear flap-fold. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
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