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THE COLLECTED POEMS OF RUPERT BROOKE:  WITH A MEMOIR.  RIVIERE & SON BINDING., (Brooke, Rupert.)  Memoir by E. Marsh.
1 (Brooke, Rupert.) Memoir by E. Marsh. THE COLLECTED POEMS OF RUPERT BROOKE: WITH A MEMOIR. RIVIERE & SON BINDING.
London Sidgwick & Jackson 1926 Fifteenth Impression. Three-Quarter Leather Very Good- 
clix (Memoir), 160 pp, 7 1/8" H. Riviere & Son binding (stamped on verso of free front endpaper) - blue leather spine/corners, marbled paper-covered boards, five raised bands on spine with gilt lettering and decoration, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers.Two tissue-covered b&w portraits. Rupert Brooke (1887-1915) is best known for his war sonnets, particularly "The Soldier". Previous owner's small bookplate on front free endpaper; small chip at bottom edge of half-title page; small light foxing mark on page lxxix, tiny foxing mark on one other page and a small light line mark on another; browning at edges of free endpapers; light edge wear to boards; colour blue has faded to brown on spine, hinges and edges of boards; light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
GERMAN FAIRY TALES.  NEW SERIES., Andersen, Hans Christian.
2 Andersen, Hans Christian. GERMAN FAIRY TALES. NEW SERIES.
New York Leavitt & Allen 1871 Hard Cover Fair No Jacket S. Pesoa. 
380 pp + 4 pp publisher's advertisements, 7 13/16" H. Purple cloth with gilt & black decoration on spine and front board, blind stamp on rear board, blue endpapers. 6 b&w plates, including tissue-covered frontispiece. The publisher has taken liberties in titling these works of the beloved Danish author "German Fairy Tales". Contents; What the Moon Saw; The Story of the Year; She was Good for Nothing; "There is a Difference"; Every Thing in its Right Place; The Goblin and the Huskster; In a Thousand Years; The Bond of Friendship; Jack the Dullard. An Old Story told Anew; Something; Under the Willow-tree; The Beetle; What the Old Man does is Always Right; The Wind tells about Waldemar Daa and his Daughters; Ib And Christine; Ole the Tower-Keeper; The Bottle-Neck; Good Humor; A Leaf from the Sky; The Dumb Book; The Jewish Girl; The Thorny Road of Honor; The Old Gravestone; The Old Bachelor's Nightcap; The Marsh King's Daughter; The Last Dream of the Old Oak-tree. A Christmas Tale; The Bell-deep; The Puppet Showman; The Pigs; A Story from the Sand-dunes; The Bishop of Borglum and His Warriors; The Snow Man; Two Maidens; The Farmyard Cock and the Weathercock; The Pen and Inkstand; The Child in the Grave. Some areas of very light foxing on endpapers, light browning in margins of pages, one or two very small foxing marks thoughout pages, a few slight separations between page gatherings but holding firmly in binding, moderate to heavy browning to edges of text block, wrinkling and heavy wear at top/bottom of spine, light to moderate edge wear, slight curl at corners of boards, heavy sun fading to spine, top edge of rear board and rear hinge, moderate general fading to boards, four pages with a faint imprint of laid-in fern leaf, four page leaves not trimmed during manufacture, very small area of surface paper loss in top margin of frontispiece. Book is now protected in a stiff mylar sleeve. 
Price: 125.00 USD
 
 
ART OF THE SPIRIT: CONTEMPORARY CANADIAN FABRIC ART., Bradfield, Helen; Pringle, Joan; Ridout, Judy.  Introduction by Nancy-Lou Patterson.  Brian J. Thompson, photographer.
3 Bradfield, Helen; Pringle, Joan; Ridout, Judy. Introduction by Nancy-Lou Patterson. Brian J. Thompson, photographer. ART OF THE SPIRIT: CONTEMPORARY CANADIAN FABRIC ART.
Dundurn, Toronto, 1992. 
128 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1550021524 Colour and b&w photographs. "Rich colours and arresting designs capture the mood of celebration and joy that characterizes this photographic record of contemporary religious work s of art. Chosen for their excellence in design and stitchery, these works represent the achievements of artists who have created art, in fabric, for places of worship. This book celebrates this important artistic expression, a significant p a r t o f our heritage. Pieces are selected from communities across Canada: from a small parish on a Micmac reserve in Nova Scotia to a large urban synagogue in Vancouver; from the igloo-shaped chathedral in Iqaluit to a suburban church nestled b es id e a w il dlife marsh in southwestern Ontario." Very light stain (1 1/2" x 3/8") on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has very light rubbing, light wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
4 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
 
 
LUTYENS AND THE EDWARDIANS: AN ENGLISH ARCHITECT AND HIS CLIENTS., Brown, Jane.
5 Brown, Jane. LUTYENS AND THE EDWARDIANS: AN ENGLISH ARCHITECT AND HIS CLIENTS.
London Viking 1996 0670858714 / 9780670858712 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- 
276 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H). "The great architect and his architecture are well known, but what about his patrons, his clients? Who were they? Why did they build? What did they pay for their buildings? From his earliest patrons, a stream of repressed gentlewomen of intelligence and means, through a galaxy of Edwardian heroes and villains, this book tells their stories. Some of them are famous, others unknown, except as Lutyen's clients: here are Herbert Jekyll, Jennie Churchill, J.M. Barrie, Hugh Lane, Victoria Sackville, lords, ladies, Souls, bankers, press barons, politicians, the beau monde of Edwardian England, as well as a schoolteacher who inherited a fortune and a prospering Bradford wool merchant. The complex networking of families and friends threads through the events and settings of Edwardian society, like a richly patterned embroidery. Everything of significance that Lutyens did had its roots in the Edwardian decade - and his clients turn out to be both the triumph and the tragedy of his career. (L)avishly illustrated with the human face of great architecture - sketches, drawings and photographs from family archives all over England." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, slight browning to spine, edge wrinkling - mainly at top edge. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
SIMCOE COUNTY:  THE RECENT PAST., Craig, John.  Introduction by Allan Glassford.
6 Craig, John. Introduction by Allan Glassford. SIMCOE COUNTY: THE RECENT PAST.
The Corporation of the County of Simcoe 1977 0969069820 / 9780969069829 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Margot Anderson. 
306 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H). Map endpapers. B&w drawings by Margot Anderson. "(T)he fascinating account of life in Simcoe County from the 1890s to the present." Contents: Foreword; Preface; Simcoe County, 1895; Huronia; The Great Days of Lumbering; Into the Modern Era; The Sunshine Years; The Great War, 1914-18; The Postwar Years; The New Forests; Sports; The Dirty Thirties; Ships in War and Peace; The Women of Simcoe County; Into the Fifties and Beyond; Agriculture; Past and Present; The County Government; Notes on Sources and a Short Bibliography; Index. Gift inscription on half-title page, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear , minor edge wrinkling, minor soiling on front flap-fold, small light scratch on rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
SIMCOE COUNTY:  THE RECENT PAST., Craig, John.  Introduction by Allan Glassford.
7 Craig, John. Introduction by Allan Glassford. SIMCOE COUNTY: THE RECENT PAST.
The Corporation of the County of Simcoe 1977 0969069820 / 9780969069829 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good Margot Anderson. 
306 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H). Map endpapers. B&w drawings by Margot Anderson. "(T)he fascinating account of life in Simcoe County from the 1890s to the present." Contents: Foreword; Preface; Simcoe County, 1895; Huronia; The Great Days of Lumbering; Into the Modern Era; The Sunshine Years; The Great War, 1914-18; The Postwar Years; The New Forests; Sports; The Dirty Thirties; Ships in War and Peace; The Women of Simcoe County; Into the Fifties and Beyond; Agriculture; Past and Present; The County Government; Notes on Sources and a Short Bibliography; Index. Dust jacket has some light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top of front flap-fold, small tear at bottom of front panel - taped on inside, tiny tear at top of front hinge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
IRISH GHOSTS., Dunne, John J.
8 Dunne, John J. IRISH GHOSTS.
Belfast Appletree 1999 0862817668 / 9780862817664 Soft Cover Very Good+ 
118 pp, 8 1/8" H. B&w photographs. Publisher's bookmark laid in. "The banshee and the 'headless coach', phantom dogs and fearsome black cats, shadowy figures flitting along the dim corridors of old houses, gentle ladies that glide at midnight down gracious staircases, strange death warnings, unaccounted sounds at night in the secret recesses of storied castles - these are the ghosts of Ireland, an integral part of her tradition and atmosphere. (This book) contains forty-seven tales of such ghosts, ranging in time from the middle ages to the twentieth century, full illustrated throughout with photographs from the Lawrence O'Connor collection in Dublin." Inside - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor corner wear, small soft crease and very light rubbing on rear cover. 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
COLLECTING THE ANIMALS., Everwine, Peter.
9 Everwine, Peter. COLLECTING THE ANIMALS.
Atheneum, New York, 1972, Ist edition. 
63 pp, 8vo (8 15/16" ), hard cover in dust jacket. The Lamont Poetry Selection for 1972. Cover art reproduces William Blake's 'Adam Naming the Beasts'. "The voice of these poems is clear and strong, rising as it does out of the earth to 'the celebrations of the reeds,' living simply and daily among cat-tail, wren, peacock, children, women - These are poems of the real triumphs we seldom understand, the visions of dawn and dusk over the fields and cities where we live, poems that finally embrace even the emptiness 'tasting it bitten face'. The book also includes a group of superb reconstructions of Aztec poems - They are among the best we have today." Bequest bookplate on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has very light edge wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light browning to spine and flap-folds, small closed tear at top of rear panel. VG+/VG 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE INHERITOR'S POWDER:  A TALE OF ARSENIC, MURDER, AND THE NEW FORENSIC SCIENCE., Hempel, Sandra.
10 Hempel, Sandra. THE INHERITOR'S POWDER: A TALE OF ARSENIC, MURDER, AND THE NEW FORENSIC SCIENCE.
New York W.W. Norton 2013 0393239713 / 9780393239713 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
278 pp, 9 1/2" H. "In the first half of the nineteenth century, an epidemic swept Europe: arsenic poisoning. Available at any corner shop for a few pence, arsenic was so frequently used by potential beneficiaries of wills that it was nicknamed 'the inheritor's powder'. But it was difficult to prove that a victim had been poisoned, let alone to identify the contaminated food or drink since arsenic was tasteless. Then came a riveting case. (When, after three days of agony) wealthy George Bodle died, (he left) behind several heirs, including a son and grandson - both of whom were not on the best of terms with the family patriarch. The investigation brought together a colorful cast of characters: bickering relatives; a drunken, bumbling policeman; and James Marsh, an unknown but brilliant chemist who, assigned the Bodle case, attempted to create a test that could accurately pinpoint the presence of arsenic. In doing so, however, he would cause as many problems as he solved. Were innocent men and women now going to the gallows? And would George Bodle's killer be found? Incisive and wryly entertaining, science writer Sandra Hempel brings to life a gripping story of domestic infighting, wayward police behavior, a slice of Victorian history, stories of poisonings, and an unforgettable foray into the origins of forensic science." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, small bump at top of rear hinge. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at bottom of spine, very small bump at top of rear hinge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
WILD FLOWERS OF THE NORTH AMERICAN MOUNTAINS., Henshaw, Julia W.
11 Henshaw, Julia W. WILD FLOWERS OF THE NORTH AMERICAN MOUNTAINS.
New York Robert M. McBride 1915 First Edition Hard Cover Good 
383 pp, 8 3/8" H. Reddish brown cloth with gilt lettering on spine, gilt lettering & black/red/gold illustration on front board. 16 colour plates (including frontispiece and one plate with two examples), 64 b&w plates - all present. Contents: General Key to the Families; Ferns and Fern Allies; Trees; Reeds, Grasses, Sedges and Rushes; White to Green and Brown Flowers; Pink to Red Flowers; Blue to Purple Flowers; Yellow to Orange Flowers; Glossary; Index to Scientific Names; Index to English Names. In spring, "the snow-crowned mountains rule over an enchanting land of foliage, ferns and fungi, and the alpine meadows are ablaze with bright-hued flowers that grow luxuriantly beneath the broad blue tent of the sky. From the mountains of the Yukon and Alaska to the hills of Nova Scotia and New England, in the Rockies, the Selkirks and the mountain ranges of Montana, Dakota, Washington, Oregon, California and the other States, you will find that the same miracle has been wrought. On the lower levels white-flowered scarlet-fruited shrubs mingle with the Wintergreens, Larkspurs, Violets and Columbines; flaming Indian Paint Brushes, Gentians, Queen-cups and purple Vetches cover many a slope ---." Old repair to inside front hinge - gluing of split in paper, 1917 school presentation notation in ink on free front endpaper, a 1" tear archivally taped at top of title page, some slight separation between some page gatherings but holding firmly, light toning to pages, moderate browning to edges of text block, light to moderate edge wear to baords, light rubbing to illustration on front board, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, three small scuffs/dents on rear hinge with some loss of cloth, tiny dent on fore-edge of both boards. Book is protected in a rubbed stiff mylar sleeve. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE DIRTY THIRTIES:  CANADIANS IN THE GREAT DEPRESSION., Horne, Michiel, editor.  Edward W. Beatty, Harvey H. Black, Sir Henry Thornton, E.D. Loney, S.H. Logan, Eugene A. Forsey, R.H. Coats, H. Blair Neatby, F.R. Scott, A.C. Stewart, Angus L. Macdonald, Leonard C. Marsh, General A.G.L. McNaughton, et al.
12 Horne, Michiel, editor. Edward W. Beatty, Harvey H. Black, Sir Henry Thornton, E.D. Loney, S.H. Logan, Eugene A. Forsey, R.H. Coats, H. Blair Neatby, F.R. Scott, A.C. Stewart, Angus L. Macdonald, Leonard C. Marsh, General A.G.L. McNaughton, et al. THE DIRTY THIRTIES: CANADIANS IN THE GREAT DEPRESSION.
Copp, Clark 1972 Soft Cover Good+ 
728 pp, 8 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. "How did people live through the Depression of the 1930s? (T)he Depression irrevocably altered the attitudes of those who endured it, and consequently has subtly shaped the life styles of their children. This fascinating collection contains accounts from various classes - farmers, fishermen, industrial and extractive workers, white collar workers, members of the professions, independent proprietors, rentiers, managers - and those who belonged only to the vast mass of unemployed. Personal histories are nicely balanced by comments from academic writers, from journalists, social workers, policemen, the clergy, and from politicians and others who offered a bewildering selection of 'cures'. The final section of the book presents the reminiscences of several well-known Canadians." Interior - light toning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light browning to edgers of text block, three varying size creases at bottom corner of rear cover, two tiny corner creases on front cover, light edge wear - mainly on spine, two faint creases on spine, light rubbing - mainly on spine. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE CHILDREN OF THE SOULS:  A TRAGEDY OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR., MacKenzie, Jeanne.
13 MacKenzie, Jeanne. THE CHILDREN OF THE SOULS: A TRAGEDY OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR.
Chatto & Windus, London, 1986, first edition. 
276 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 070112847X B&w photographs, maps, family trees. " 'It seems that our generation at Balliol is doomed', Patrick Shaw Stewart wrote to Lady Desborough from Gallipoli. 'If I live throug h this war I shall be almost without friends'. He was in fact the last to die of the close-knit, brilliantly clever and engagingly vivacious group that included Raymond Asquith, Julian and Billy Grenfell, Edward Horner, Charles Lister, Ego a n d Y v o Charteris. Children of the Souls, the bright collection of late Victorian aristocrats, these young men were brought up together at Eton and Oxford; with such friends as Winston Churchill, Edward Marsh, Duff Cooper, John Buchan, Diana Co op er an d Ru p ert Brooke, they were becoming part of the Edwardian elite, moving from one fashionable ball or country house party to the next, meeting politicians and poets and beginning careers in the City, in the law and public service. In thi s m ovi n g g ro up po rtrait, which is based on many unpublished letters, both to and about each other, Jeanne MacKenzie tells of a happy youth and blighted manhood which epitomises the epic tragedy of the twentieth century. It is a story of ruin ous roma nt icis m w hos e i m plications stretch far beyond the brief lives of this 'lost generation'." Light to moderate browning to pages, one or two pages with tiny foxing marks, moderate browning to edges of textblock, very light wrinkl i ng at top /bott om of sp ine, tin y te ar and crease at top edg of page 109 - archivally taped, tiny dint on bottom edge of rear board, tiny gold offset on rear board. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top of sp in e and flap- folds. V ery Go od-/V ery G ood 
Price: 85.00 USD
 
 
THE LAST BUFFALO:  THE STORY OF FREDERICK ARTHUR VERNER, PAINTER OF THE CANADIAN WEST., Murray, Joan.
14 Murray, Joan. THE LAST BUFFALO: THE STORY OF FREDERICK ARTHUR VERNER, PAINTER OF THE CANADIAN WEST.
Toronto Pagurian 1984 0889321302 / 9780889321304 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Frederick Arthur Verner. 
192 pp, 10 7/8" H11 3/4" D. B&w and colour reproductions, b&w photographs. "Frederick Arthur Verner was one of the great artists of western North America in the nineteenth century. (He) was born in Halton County, Ontario, in 1836, (and) lived through the period when the Canadian West was being tamed and settled, the fur trade was coming to an end, and the Indians were submitting to the treaties. He had a glimpse of how it had been at an earlier period, and his paintings, most frequently of Indian and buffalo subjects, typically combine careful observation with an Arcadian vision of a lost era, and are among the most evocative works of Canadian nineteenth century art. (This) is the first major book to be published on Frederick Arthur Verner. (Joan Murray presents) a vivid and far more detailed account of his life than has ever been given before, and in surveying the whole range of his work as an artist, gives it a fresh and sensitive new interpretation." Very minor edge wear, small area of shelf soiling on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - moderate at top of spine, small faint water stain at bottom inside of spine, three very small dents on rear panel and one on spine, minor rubbing. 
Price: 150.00 USD
 
 
NOTTINGHAM'S LOST LANDMARKS ON OLD PICTURE POSTCARDS., Ottewell, David.
15 Ottewell, David. NOTTINGHAM'S LOST LANDMARKS ON OLD PICTURE POSTCARDS.
Reflections of a Bygone Age, Keyworth, Nottingham, 1992. 
37 pp, 8 1/4" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). ISBN 0946245525 'Yesterday's Nottinghamshire' series no. 17. "A postcard trip down memory lane featuring famous Nottingham buildings and statues that are no longer with us." Interior - cigarette od or, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
SHAWLIES, ECHO BOYS, THE MARSH & THE LANES:  OLD CORK REMEMBERED., Verdon, Michael.
16 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
 
 
THE ART OF THE ENGLISH MURDER., Worsley, Lucy.
17 Worsley, Lucy. THE ART OF THE ENGLISH MURDER.
New York Pegasus Crime 2014 1605986348 / 9781605986340 Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
312 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w and colour illustrations. "Murder - a dark, shameful deed, the last resort of the desperate or a vile tool of the greedy. And a very strange obsession. But where did this fixation develop? And what does it tell us about ourselves? (The author) explores this phenomenon in forensic detail, revisiting notorious crimes like the Ratcliff Highway Murders, which caused a nationwide panic in the early nineteenth century, and the case of Frederick and Maria Manning, the suburban couple who were hanged after killing Maria's lover and burying him under their kitchen floor. Our fascination with crimes like these became a form of entertainment, inspiring novels and plays, prose and paintings, poetry and true-crime journalism. At a point during the birth of the modern era, murder entered the popular psyche, and it's been a part of us ever since. (This) is a unique exploration of the art of crime - and a riveting investigation into the English criminal soul - by one of our finest historians." Contents: Introduction; Part One: How to Enjoy a Murder (A Connoisseur in Murder / The Highway / The Watchmen / The Murder Circuit / House of Wax / True Crime / Charles Dickens, Crime Writer / The Ballad of Maria Marten / Stage Fright / The Bermondsey Horror); Part Two: Enter the Detective (Middle-Class Murderers and Medical Gentlemen / The Good Wife / Detective Fever / A New Sensation / 'It is worse than a crime, Violet - ' / Monsters and Men / The Adventure of the Forensic Scientist / Revelations of a Lady Detective); Part Three: The Golden Age (The Women Between the Wars / The Duchess of Death (Agatha Christie) / A Life Less Ordinary / The Great Game / Snobbery with Violence / The Dangerous Edge of Things); Postscript: 'The Decline of the English Murder'; Acknowledgements; Sources; Index. Crease at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top of hinges and flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
BLACK DUCK SPRING., Wright, Bruce S.  Illustrated by James G. Teason.
18 Wright, Bruce S. Illustrated by James G. Teason. BLACK DUCK SPRING.
Toronto Clarke, Irwin 1966 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
191 pp, 8vo (8 3/16" H). B&w drawings. "In this captivating and authoritative tale of wildlife in the northeastern section of our continent, Bruce Wright provides a superb account of the exhilarating and dangerous life of one of the greatest game birds in North America: the black duck. Migrating acording to the cycle of the seasons, the large male duck chooses a mate in the spring, competes for her favors, and follows her to her nesting marsh in Labrador or Quebec . There the young ducklings are born, learn to fly, and, in the fall, return south to the area of Chesapeake Bay where the cycle will begin again next spring. A world of wild animals and birds - of walrus and whales, moose and caribou, eagles and hawks, fish and seals, teel and Canada Geese - is evoked in the course of (his) exciting story about the life of a male black duck. But (this) is more than just another animal story; it is a thorough and often eloquent examination of the history of the relation between wildlife and man in this area. It is the story of rare and little known animals such as the whale-killing walrus and the newly discovered fressh-water seals of Ungava, and the story of how some famous species, the Great Auk and the sea mink among them, have become extinct. It is a story of man, the greatest predator, and the ravages he has worked upon wildlife and upon the land itself." Book slightly cocked, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light color fading at bottom corner of front board. Dust jacket has very light edge wear - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor soiling, three small edge tears - one with light crease, soft crease at bottom of front panel, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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