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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 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
 
 
LETTERS FROM COMPTON DEVERELL., 'BB'.  Illustrated by Denys Watkins-Pitchford.
2 'BB'. Illustrated by Denys Watkins-Pitchford. LETTERS FROM COMPTON DEVERELL.
Eyre & Spottiswoode, London, 1950, "First Cheap Edition", with 7s. 6d. price on dust jacket flap. 
281 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover (green boards with black lettering on spine) in dust jacket. Green, black & white map endpapers, b&w illustrations. "Where is Compton Deverell? It may be anywhere you choose in the English countryside, because ' BB' has drawn a living picture of that sort of delightful old house among fields and woods, the ideal English home which thousands remember from their childhood or hope to have in that future for which they work and plan. The letters are w r i t t e n b y a countryman to a younger friend abroad and they describe the routine of country life throughout the months of the year as it engages an active man with a contemplative mind. They recount the discovery of the small signs of spri ng , th e de li gh t s of summer and long days spent in the open air, and the white beauty of the winter which the townsman hardly knows. Here then is a tranquil book designed for casual reading, calling up the very sights, sounds and smells of th e E ng lis h cou ntr ysi de . It is one of the most intimately observed of 'BB's' books, and one of the most endearing." Minor browning to pages, light browning to edges of textblock, two very small corner bumps. Dust jacket has light edge wear/ wrin kli ng - m ainl y at top /bo tt om o f spine and flap-folds, browning to spine and flap-folds, a few very small closed tears and tiny chips, a 2 1/2" closed tear on front hinge - archivally taped. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
3 Bonham-Carter, Victor, ed. Assisted by Monica Lawson. (George Lawson.) SURGEON IN THE CRIMEA: THE EXPERIENCES OF GEORGE LAWSON RECORDED IN LETTERS TO HIS FAMILY, 1854-1855.
Military Book Society, (London, 1968). 
209 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos, reproductions, maps. "A rather different view (of the Crimean War) may be taken after reading these remarkably cheerful and totally unaffected letters of Geroge Lawson, a young staff assistant-surgeon who joined up at the outbreak of war in March 1854...This book tells the tale, not in terms of tactics and battles, but of the experiences and observations of a young medico, fresh to his profession and 'full of surgical ardour'..." small bump to corners of boards, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is complete with edge wrinkling, a few very small chips, moderate rubbing, light soiling, light stain to front panel, browning to flap-folds, now protected in a mylar sleeve. VG-/Fair 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
FARRIERY IMPROVED: OR, A COMPLEAT TREATISE UPON THE ART OF FARRIERY., Bracken, Henry, M.D.
4 Bracken, Henry, M.D. FARRIERY IMPROVED: OR, A COMPLEAT TREATISE UPON THE ART OF FARRIERY.
London J. Rivington, et al. 1773 Eleventh Edition. Fair 
363 pp, & Index (35 pp), 12 mo (approx. 7" H), full leather with five raised bands, red leather title label (gilt lettering) on spine. Title page preceded by front free endpaper (no half title page). Title continues: "Wherein is fully explain'd / The Nature, Structure, and Mechanism / of that Noble and Useful Creature, / A HORSE; / The Diseases and Accidents he is liable to, and / Methods of Cure. / Set down in as clear and intelligible a Manner as the / Subject will admit of. / The Use and Abuse of the Science discover'd; whereby / any Gentleman may be able to judge for himself, whether or no he is / imposed upon by ignorant Grooms, and other Pretenders to this Art. / Together with / Many necessary and Useful Observations and Remarks con- / cerning the Choice and Management of HORSES. / Likewise / An Account of Drugs and Mix'd Medicines used in Farriery; / with some Remarkes upon their Genuineness and Adulteration; and their / several Prices, set down Alphabetically at the End of the Work." It appears that, in this case, 'Farriery' refers to all aspects of the horse's health, as only the last few chapters refer to the feet. Examples of other chapters include: Of the Strangles; Of the Staggers; Of Diseases of the Eye, with an Account of its Parts; Of Moon Eyes, or Lunatic Eyes; Of the Glanders, or Mourning of the Chine; Of Diseases of the Stomach and Guts; Of the Cholic; Of the Yellows, or Jaundice; Of the Colt-Evil, and Mattering of the Yard; Of the Dropsy in Horses; Of venomous Bites, as of the mad Dog, &c. in Horses; Of the Lampas, Barbes, Wolves-Teeth, Splents, Spavins, and Ring-Bones, etc., etc. Light toning to pages, a few pages with one or two foxing marks, many pages with a small corner crease/bump - one with a medium crease and one index page with a large diagonal crease, one page with small piece missing at bottom corner, staining to edges of endpapers, some small ink notation on last few blank pages, light to moderate stain in top margin of approx. pages 250 to end of book; boards have heavy edge wear, bumps at corners, are rubbed, have some colour variation; hinge leather is split but front board is holding with bottom three cords and rear board is holding with all cords; heavy browning to edges of text block; spine is scuffed and has small piece missing at top/bottom edges; some minor insect damage on front board and rear endpapers. 
Price: 95.00 USD
 
 
5 Broughton, R. Peter. LOOKING UP: A HISTORY OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY OF CANADA.
Toronto Dundurn 1994 1550022083 / 9781550022087 First Edition 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
 
 
LOTUS SEEDS:  CHILDREN, PICTURES, AND BOOKS., Brown, Marcia.
6 Brown, Marcia. LOTUS SEEDS: CHILDREN, PICTURES, AND BOOKS.
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1986 0684184907 / 9780684184906 First Edition Very Good Very Good Marcia Brown. 
216 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). B&w illustrations. "In the course of thirty-five years, the eminent American artist Marcia Brown has written and spoken eloquently concerning children, pictures, and books. This volume brings together thirteen of those major statements, including her three Caldecott acceptance speeches, as well as a moving memoir of her first editor, Alice Dalgliesh. The reader will find here astute comments on books published for children during the past three decades, glimpses of Marcia Brown's early years as a teacher and a storyteller in the New York Public Library, observations about her own techniques and media and her experiences in bookmaking, her beliefs about art for children, and warm recollections about people who have touched her life. 'Lotus Seeds' will have a permanent place on the shelves of professionals who work with children and with books as well as of parents and others who are introducing children to the best in illustrated books." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light rubbing on front hinge area. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top of spine, minor rubbing on front panel, very light browning to spine. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
LOTUS SEEDS:  CHILDREN, PICTURES, AND BOOKS., Brown, Marcia.
7 Brown, Marcia. LOTUS SEEDS: CHILDREN, PICTURES, AND BOOKS.
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1986 0684184907 / 9780684184906 First Edition Very Good Very Good Marcia Brown. 
216 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). B&w illustrations. "In the course of thirty-five years, the eminent American artist Marcia Brown has written and spoken eloquently concerning children, pictures, and books. This volume brings together thirteen of those major statements, including her three Caldecott acceptance speeches, as well as a moving memoir of her first editor, Alice Dalgliesh. The reader will find here astute comments on books published for children during the past three decades, glimpses of Marcia Brown's early years as a teacher and a storyteller in the New York Public Library, observations about her own techniques and media and her experiences in bookmaking, her beliefs about art for children, and warm recollections about people who have touched her life. 'Lotus Seeds' will have a permanent place on the shelves of professionals who work with children and with books as well as of parents and others who are introducing children to the best in illustrated books." Minor wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has minor edge wrinklimg, minor browning. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
8 Bumsted, J.M., editor. (Paul Stevens, G.N. Emery, Charles W. Humphries, Douglas L. Cole, Donald Arthur Kubesh, C.M. Wallace, J.L. Granatstein, Richard Allen, Patricia Roy, G.E. Panting, Laurier La Pierre, Bruce W. Hodgins.) DOCUMENTARY PROBLEMS IN CANADIAN HISTORY. VOLUME II: POST CONFEDERATION.
Georgetown, Ontario Irwin-Dorsey 1969 First Edition Very Good 
314 pp, 10" H. "The collection includes twelve articles by some of the leading specialists in a number of areas of Canadian history since Confederation. Each specialist concentrates on a certain problem and incorporates some of the documentary evidence he himself would employ in considering the problem." Contents: Laurier and National Unity; The Lord's Day Act of 1906 and the Sabbath Observance Question; Federal-Provincial Tensions within the Ontario Conservative Party, 1878-1900; Imperialism and Nationalism in English-Speaking Canada; Ontario Press Reaction to the Northwest Rebellion of 1885; The Nationalization of the Maritimes, 1867-1914; Meighen vs. the CCF: The York South By-Election, 1942; The Triumph and Decline of Prohibition; The Evacuation of the Japanese, 1942; Newfoundland's Loss of Responsible Government; La Revolution Tranquille: The Liberal Government of Jean Lesage in Quebec, 1960-66; The English-Canadian Mind in Conflict. Interior - partially erased previous owner's name in red ink on first page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - crease at top/bottom corners of front cover, light wear at top/bottom of rear hinge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
9 Caidin, Martin S. NATURAL OR SUPERNATURAL? A CASEBOOK OF TRUE, UNEXPLAINED MYSTERIES.
Chicago Contemporary Books 1993 0809238047 / 9780809238040 First Edition Good+ 
221 pp, large 8vo (9" H). B&w illustrations. "Throughout history and continuing to this day, occurrences have been reported that are so extraordinary there seem to be no possible natural explanations. Yet the credibility of the witnesses - often including thousands who have simultaneously observed the same mysterious event - and the consistency of these events across centuries of time and disparate parts of the earth indicate that they cannot be easily dismissed. (P)opular writer and aeronautics expert Martin Caidin reviews some of the most fascinating of these observations. Among the phenomena he discusses are: Careful tests by scientists showing that some people really can control objects at at distance; Reports from Vietnam combat marines of huge, glowing yellow 'semi-humans' impervious to machine-gun fire; Testimony from several different teams of Soviet cosmonauts citing encounters with 'giant angels'; Documented reports of people using divining rods to find rich deposits of ore, oil, and underground water sources that had gone undetected by scientific instruments; UFO sightings noted throughout recorded history - and their incredibly consistent similarity over three thousand years and many lands." Interior - very small bump at top and bottom corners of first few pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, very small crease at bottom corners of covers, two creases at top corner of front cover and large soft crease at bottom corner, blank small label on rear cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE DIARY OF COLOUR-SERJEANT GEORGE CALLADINE, 19TH FOOT, 1793-1837., Calladine, George.  Edited by Major M.L. Ferrar.
10 Calladine, George. Edited by Major M.L. Ferrar. THE DIARY OF COLOUR-SERJEANT GEORGE CALLADINE, 19TH FOOT, 1793-1837.
Eden Fisher, London, 1922, first edition. 
210 pp, 8vo (8 7/8" H), hard cover (dark green cloth with gold lettering on spine) - no dust jacket. George Calladine was born in 1793 and lived to be 83 years old. His wife predeceased him by thirty years and of his 13 children, only one outlived him. In 1810, he enlisted in the Derbyshire Militia and embarked on a military life that saw him posted to Ceylon and Ireland. His diary gives details of a soldier's life, the military and the social aspects, promotions, postings, famil y i n c i d e n t s, travels, observations of unfamiliar customs and wildlife, marches and engagements. Previous owners small stamp on front endpapers, small bookstore label on front pastedown, very light browning to pages and endpapers, light bro wn i ng t o ed ge s of t extblock, a very light scuff and two small very light stains on top of textblock, light edge wear to boards, wrinkling and light wear at top/bottom of spine, small chip/rub through cloth on rear spine edge, minor rubbing t o c lo th, a fe w s mal l fai nt liquid splash marks on spine. VG 
Price: 275.00 USD
 
 
CANADIAN LIBRARIES., Campbell, H.C.
11 Campbell, H.C. CANADIAN LIBRARIES.
London Clive Bingley 1969 0851570631 / 9780851570631 First Edition Very Good+ Good+ 
90 pp, 8 3/4" H. Contents: Introduction; Canadian libraries, 1900-1960; Reference and research library resources; Provincial and regional public library systems; Envoi: The Canadian library in the 21st century; Directories and guides; Select bibliography; References; Index. "(R)eviews the 65-year growth of Canadian professional library associations and the slow rise in the number and quality of Canadian library services. The development of the National Library in Ottawa, which took more than 30 years to bring about, is recorded. Of intrest at the present time are observations of the part which the new information technology is playing in libraries and documentation services in Canada and the role which can be expected from them in the 21st century." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling/tiny chips and tears - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few tiny holes and surface paper loss on front flap-fold. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
12 Cloutier, Jean-Pierre. With James A. Burns, Elizabeth Redfern and Rose Wark. FORT WILLIAM: FOOD-RELATED ARTIFACTS.
Fort William Archaeological Project 1976 First Edition Very Good 
82 pp, 11" H. B&w photographs, drawings - plan with three mylar overlays. One of a series of publications concerning the excavation of the 19th century fur trading post on Lake Superior at Thunder Bay. Contents: Illustrations; Foreword; Acknowledgements: Introduction (Historical Background / The Archaeological Context / The Artifacts in General / The General Framework); The Archaeological Picture (Artifacts and Archaeology / Food Storage / Tableware / Other Food-Related Objects); The Documentary Record (Objects in Inventories / Objects Issued / Activity of Local Artisans / Tin As A Preferred Material / Drinking Vessels / A Note On Decoration); Some Observations; References; Appendices (Ceramics: Classification and Terminology / Faunal Material Excavated at Fort William / An Alternate View of Artifacts / List of Detailed Artifact Reports). Interior - small faint ghost sticker mark at top of first page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, slight waviness to book. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
CALIFORNIA IN 1792:  A SPANISH NAVAL VISIT., Cutter, Donald C.  (Dionisio Alcala Galiano, Cayetano Valdes, Jose Cardero.)
13 Cutter, Donald C. (Dionisio Alcala Galiano, Cayetano Valdes, Jose Cardero.) CALIFORNIA IN 1792: A SPANISH NAVAL VISIT.
Norman University of Oklahoma Press 1990 0806127317 / 9780806127316 Fine 
176 pp, 8 3/6" H. B&w reproductions, maps. "In the summer of 1792, two Spanish schooners, the 'Sutil' and the 'Mexicana', were ordered to inspect the Pacific Coast from Vancouver Island to Monterey. The schooners were commanded by two youthful naval officers, Dionisio Alcala Galiano and Cayetano Valdes. Assisted by their scribe and artist, Jose Cadero, they recorded their efforts to find the so-called Strait of Anian, a Spanish Northwest Passage. The full account, here translated into English, reveals much new information on the indigenous peoples of California, Spanish-Indian relations, and the successes and failures of the Franciscan missionaries. Also included is a vocabulary and catechism of the Carmel Mission Indians missing in earlier editions. In introductory chapters and notes, Donald C. Cutter supplements the authors' observations with a brief history of California and biographical information on the authors, other naval officers, and the soldiers and friars." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
SIR JOHN FRANKLIN'S JOURNALS AND CORRESPONDENCE: THE FIRST ARCTIC LAND EXPEDITION, 1819-1822., Davis, Richard C., editor.  (Sir John Franklin.)
14 Davis, Richard C., editor. (Sir John Franklin.) SIR JOHN FRANKLIN'S JOURNALS AND CORRESPONDENCE: THE FIRST ARCTIC LAND EXPEDITION, 1819-1822.
Toronto Champlain Society 1995 0969342543 / 9780969342540 Limited Edition Near Fine 
cix, 463 pp, (xxiii), large 8vo (9 1/2" H), red cloth with gold lettering/banding/emblem on spine (no dust jacket - as issued). Top edge gilt. Limited edition of 1250 copies, this copy unnumbered. B&w illustrations, 3 maps (2 double-page). "This volume contains nearly complete transcriptions of the extant journals kept by John Franklin during his expedition to the unknown northern coast of the North American continent in the years 1819 to 1822. Only a few abstracts and tables of observations from the extant journal books have been excluded, and they, for the most part, are available in the appendices to Franklin's published 'Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea in the Years 1819, 20, 21, and 22'. The present volume also includes transcriptions of a selection of correspondence written during the preparation for and execution of Franklin's first expedition. While most of the letters included here were written by Franklin, some were written by other correspondents to Franklin. A few highly selective pieces were neither written nor recieved by Franklin, but bear special relevance to letters that Franklin wrote. The Introduction provides short biographies of some of the men involved, and then establishes an historical context in which to situate the 1819-22 expedition. The sources of the various documents are next identified, followed by an attempt to understand what brought about the deaths of 11 out of 20 men under Franklin's leadership." Some minor wrinkling to fore-edge of some pages. 
Price: 80.00 USD
 
 
THE PERSONAL HISTORY, ADVENTURES, EXPERIENCES, AND OBSERVATIONS OF DAVID COPPERFIELD THE YOUNGER OF BLUNDERSTONE ROOKERY (WHICH HE NEVER MEANT TO BE PUBLISHED ON ANY ACCOUNT)., Dickens, Charles.  Introduction by Kathryn Hughes.
15 Dickens, Charles. Introduction by Kathryn Hughes. THE PERSONAL HISTORY, ADVENTURES, EXPERIENCES, AND OBSERVATIONS OF DAVID COPPERFIELD THE YOUNGER OF BLUNDERSTONE ROOKERY (WHICH HE NEVER MEANT TO BE PUBLISHED ON ANY ACCOUNT).
London Folio Society 2004 Fine "Phiz" 
871 pp, 10 1/4" H. Quarter bound in deep maroon leather with maroon cloth sides, black leather title label with gilt lettering/border on spine. Gilt borders on front and rear boards, top edge gilt, integral maroon ribbon bookmark. Maroon endpapers and slipcase. B&w illustrations. "The text and illustrations of this edition reproduce those of the Nonesuch Dickens, published in 1937 by the Nonesuch Press - with minor emendations." Book is Fine. Slipcase has light wear on front edges - mainly near corners, small slight bump at top/bottom of front edges, small tear at one corner, very light rubbing on panels. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
USN PHANTOMS IN COMBAT.  VIETNAM STUDIES GROUP.  SQUADRON/SIGNAL 6352., Drendel, Lou.
16 Drendel, Lou. USN PHANTOMS IN COMBAT. VIETNAM STUDIES GROUP. SQUADRON/SIGNAL 6352.
Carrollton, TX Squadron/Signal 1988 0897472136 / 9780897472135 First Edition Very Good - 
64 pp, 11" H, (stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated with color and b&w photographs, artwork. Contents: Introduction; The Players; Captain Gene Tucker; Carrier Operations during the Vietnam War; Observations on the W ar; Guy Freeborn; Tucker's First MiG Engagement; Admiral John Disher; Rear Admiral James H. Flatley III; Bill "Burner" Beardsley; Tucker's MiG Kill - 10 August 1972; Losses; Epilog. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Ext erior - very light edge wear, light rubbing - moderate on spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE TRAIL OF LOVE:  AN APPRECIATION OF CANADIAN PIONEERS AND PIONEER LIFE., Flatt, W.D.  Inscribed and with Signed Letter.
17 Flatt, W.D. Inscribed and with Signed Letter. THE TRAIL OF LOVE: AN APPRECIATION OF CANADIAN PIONEERS AND PIONEER LIFE.
Toronto William Briggs 1916 First Edition Fair No Jacket Inscribed By Author
263 pp, 8" H. Decorated red cloth binding with white lettering on spine and front board, top edge gilt. B&w photographs (collated). Inscribed on front free endpaper: "Sincerely yours / WD Flatt / Port Nelson / Ont". Signed, typed letter laid in - blindstamped "Lakehurst Villa / Port Nelson Ont" at top (8" H x 10" D, folded in half before typing, then folded again) - to Rev. P.F. McLaren, Russell, Ont., dated August 21st., 1917. In it, he mentions writing 'The Trail of Love', his family, the start of his lumber operations in Muskoka and his distress that, during the current war, people seem less respectful of the Sabbath day. From the Foreword: "It was my good fortune to be born of parents who hewed their home out of the Canadian wilderness, and to spend my early years among the pioneers of Wentworth and Halton Counties in the Province of Ontario, the simplicity and honesty of whose lives has been steadfastly engraved upon my memory. As a result, it is perhaps only natural that a most persistent call has come to me to record in a way that will be imperishable a few of the virtues of these honest and upright lives." Contents: The Canadian Pioneers; The Forests; Incidents in Connection with the Lumber Business; The Story of Trout Creek Farm; Observations Along the Trail. The book is complete and holding together in its binding, but is quite loose and would benefit from being resewn. Foxing to most pages, small tear at bottom of page 23 and one illustration page - archivally taped, dog-ear crease on page 187/8, 2" split in paper at bottom of inside rear hinge, light edge wear a general light rubbing to boards and spine, browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, slight wear to top edge gilt. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
NARRATIVE OF A SECOND EXPEDITION TO THE SHORES OF THE POLAR SEA IN THE YEARS 1825, 1826, AND 1827.  INCLUDING AN ACCOUNT OF THE PROGRESS OF A DETACHMENT TO THE EASTWARD BY JOHN RICHARDSON, M.D., F.R.S., F.L.S., SURGEON AND NATURALIST TO THE EXPEDITI, Franklin, John, Captain.  With John Richardson, M.D.  Introduction by Leslie H. Neatby.
18 Franklin, John, Captain. With John Richardson, M.D. Introduction by Leslie H. Neatby. NARRATIVE OF A SECOND EXPEDITION TO THE SHORES OF THE POLAR SEA IN THE YEARS 1825, 1826, AND 1827. INCLUDING AN ACCOUNT OF THE PROGRESS OF A DETACHMENT TO THE EASTWARD BY JOHN RICHARDSON, M.D., F.R.S., F.L.S., SURGEON AND NATURALIST TO THE EXPEDITI
Charles E. Tuttle, Rutland, Vermont, 1971, first Tuttle facsimile edition. 
xl, 320 pp, clvii (appendices), small 4to (10 1/2" H), hard cover (bright red cloth with black title blocks/gold lettering on spine), in dust jacket and original shipping carton. Six maps in pocket at rear and 31 plates throughout text - collated. ISBN 0804810087 "In two expeditions between 1819 and 1827, Franklin discovered and mapped nearly two thousand miles of arctic coastline; by far the greater part of this was accomplished on the second journey, the subject of the this present 'Narrative'. Franklin's plan for the second expedition was carefully devised to avoid the limited success and costly loss of life experienced by the first party. Dr. John Richardson again accompanied him, as did Lieutenant George Back and the Eskimo interpreter, Augustus. Establishing a base on Great Bear Lake, Franklin descended the Mackenzie River with four boats of his own design. At the mouth, Richardson took two vessels eastward to map the coastline between the Mackenzie and the Coppermine River; Franklin travelled westward to explore the coast as far as Icy Cape on the northwest shoulder of Alaska. He expected to meet Captain Beechey who would be sailing eastward from Icy Cape and thus complete the charts between the Mackenzie and the Pacific. While Richardson carried his task to its successful conclusion, Franklin and Beechey were prevented from meeting by persistent fog and impassable ice fields. Under orders to return to his base before the end of the brief Arctic summer, Franklin reluctantly turned back, leaving an undiscovered gap of only one hundred and fifty miles between himself and Beechey's ship. The two branches of the expedition had together mapped twelve hundred miles of coastline, establishing the commander as a man who would add more to the shape of the continent than any other in history. Franklin's account of the expedition reveals a rugged veracity equal to the task." Appendices: Topographical and Geological Notices, by Dr. Richardson, R.N.; Meteorological Tables, arranged from the Registers kept at Fort Franklin, by the Officers of the Expedition, by Dr. Richardson; Observations on Solar Radiation, by Dr. Richardson; Observations on the Velocity of Sound at different Temperatures, by L ieutenant Kendall, R.N.; Observations for Latitude, Longitude, and Variations, by Captain Franklin, R.N.; Observations relative to the daily Variation of the Horizontal Magnetic Needle, by Captain Franklin; On the Aurora Borealis, by Captain Franklin. Dust jacket is price clipped; has very minor wear at bottom of spine; light wrinkling at top of spine, bottom of flap-folds and at top of rear flap. Shipping carton has light edge wear, sticker pull on side panel, small piece of surface paper loss and faint watermark/slight rust on staples on bottom panel, very light rubbing. Fine/Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 135.00 USD
 
 
THE CANADIAN NATURALIST.  A SERIES OF CONVERSATIONS ON THE NATURAL HISTORY OF LOWER CANADA., Gosse, P.H.
19 Gosse, P.H. THE CANADIAN NATURALIST. A SERIES OF CONVERSATIONS ON THE NATURAL HISTORY OF LOWER CANADA.
Toronto Coles 1971 Facsimile Edition. Very Good 
372 pp, 8vo (8 3/8" H). B&w drawings. One of the Coles Canadiana Collection - a facsimile of the John Van Voorst, London, 1840 edition. A series of observations on the natural history of the area surrounding the village of Compton in the Eastern Townships of Lower Canada (Quebec), arranged month by month. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, minor soiling to edges of textblock, spine flat and uncreased. VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE OBSERVER'S BASIC BOOK OF AIRCRAFT - MILITARY., Green, William.  Silhouettes by Dennis Punnett.
20 Green, William. Silhouettes by Dennis Punnett. THE OBSERVER'S BASIC BOOK OF AIRCRAFT - MILITARY.
Frederick Warne, London, (1968), reprint. 
272 pp, 5 3/4" H, hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs and silhouettes. "The most compact reference source to the entire spectrum of today's military aircraft...illustrates the vast majority of the aeroplanes serving with the world's air forces and naval air arms, from attack bombers to assault transports; from strike fighters to support helicopters...comparison silhouette drawings are provided to enable differing versions of one basic aircraft design to be readily compared, and in addition to no fewer than 406 individual drawings and 140 photographs, the reader will find an enormous wealth of information, much of which has remained previously unpublished, concerning the production status of each aircraft type, quantities built of each version, the air arms by which it is used, its characteristics and its history." Interior - book slightly cracked at pages 208/9, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small bump to top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, has moderate edge wear/wrinkling, moderate rubbing, light browning to spine and flap-folds, light water stain on half of spine, several very small chips and tears . VG-/Fair 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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