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1 ROBERT BATEMAN - THE EARLY YEARS.
Georgetown, Ontario 1984 Stapled in Wraps Very Good+ 
12 pp (including covers), 8 1/2" H. 2 small b&w illustrations only, including photograph of Robert Bateman. The catalogue of an exhibition at Halton Hills Library and Cultural Centre, Georgetown, Ontario, from June 1 to August 3, 1984. Contents: Foreword; Robert Bateman 1930 - ; Paintings in the exhibition (chronological listing of 35 works of art from 1949 to 1963 giving title, year, medium and size in inches); Honours; Exhibitions (from 1959 to 1983); Publications with articles on Robert Bateman and his art; Book on Robert Bateman; Films on Robert Bateman; Patrons of the Exhibition. Postage for this light item will be reduced to most destinations. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear and soiling. 
Price: 20.00 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
 
 
CANADA RIDE:  ACROSS CANADA ON HORSEBACK., Bosanquet, Mary.
3 Bosanquet, Mary. CANADA RIDE: ACROSS CANADA ON HORSEBACK.
London Hodder & Stoughton 1951 Sixth Impression. Hard Cover Very Good- Fair Stanley Turner, endpaper map. 
223 pp, 8" H. Map front endpapers, b&w photographs. A young Englishwoman, Mary Bosanquet, boards ship in March 1939 for Canada, taking a train across the counrty to Vancouver. There she begins her 3,000 mile journey on horseback through the Rockies, across the prairies to the Great Lakes, then on to Ottawa and, finally, Montreal, the terminus of her journey. Light edge wear, very small bump at bottom corner of boards - migrates into a few adjacent pages, sun faded at top/bottom edges of spine, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight fading to spine colour, very light browning to edges of text block, small foxing mark on fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket has moderate to heavy edge wear/wrinkling - mainly on spine edges and on flap-folds, some small to medium edge chips, old tape repairs on inside. now in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE BOY AND THE RIVER.  OXFORD CHILDREN'S LIBRARY NO. 46., Bosco, Henri.  Translated by Gerard Hopkins.
4 Bosco, Henri. Translated by Gerard Hopkins. THE BOY AND THE RIVER. OXFORD CHILDREN'S LIBRARY NO. 46.
London Oxford University Press 1967 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Lynton Lamb. 
119 pp, small 8vo (7 7/8" H). The first edition of this title in the Oxford Children's Library series. B&w illustrations by Lynton Lamb, dust jacket design by Glenys Ambrus. Originally published under the title: "L'Enfant et la Riviere". "This is the story of Pascalet and the river that at first filled him with fear and curiosity and later, when he knew it better, became his friend. It ran beyond the flat French fields that surrounded his home, and though he was forbidden to go to the river, once or twice every year the river came to him. It came when the flood waters ran swiftly over the low fields almost to Pascalet's door; but it came more urgently and mysteriously in the shape of Bargabot,the poacher, whose tempting talk of the joys that awaited those who ventured down to the water's edge filled Pascalet with a longing to escape from the monotony of his quiet home and seek for himself the magic beyond the fields. One fine spring day Pascalet's chance came to explore the river. He found there all the dangers his parents had warned him against, and many beautiful things beside, but chief among all he found Gatzo - a boy of his own age - and together they launched a boat and floated away into a world of enchantment: Pascalet dreaming and fearful, Gatzo sharp and practical and brave." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket has minor wear and light edge wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Dust jacket is in the original publisher's removable plastic sleeve. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE DIARY OF COLOUR-SERJEANT GEORGE CALLADINE, 19TH FOOT, 1793-1837., Calladine, George.  Edited by Major M.L. Ferrar.
5 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
 
 
CHARLES G.D. ROBERTS.  MAKERS OF CANADIAN LITERATURE SERIES., Cappon, James.
6 Cappon, James. CHARLES G.D. ROBERTS. MAKERS OF CANADIAN LITERATURE SERIES.
Toronto Ryerson Press Hard Cover Very Good 
148 pp, 16mo (6 5/8" H), dark blue cloth with gold lettering/decoration on spine. No date. B&w portrait. Looks at the life and work of Charles G.D. Roberts, focusing largely on his poetry. Contents: Biographical; Anthology; Appreciation; Bibliography; Index. Very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, some darkening to edges of text block. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE FOREST IS MY KINGDOM.  OXFORD CHILDREN'S LIBRARY NO. 12., Carruthers, Janet.
7 Carruthers, Janet. THE FOREST IS MY KINGDOM. OXFORD CHILDREN'S LIBRARY NO. 12.
London Oxford University Press 1968 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ P.A. Jobson. 
231 pp, 7 7/8" H. Dust jacket design by William Stobbs. B&w drawings. "Bari, a half-breed boy of the North American Indian country, has two driving passions: his love of the wild animals of his home in Northern Ontario, and his great urge to draw them. In these he is encouraged by Paddy, the friendly trapper who brings him up from the age of nine. But it is only after going unwillingly to school and then learning that success does not come without work and hardship that Bari eventually begins to see ahead of him the life on an artist which he had dreamed about for so long. Miss Carruthers taught for many years in a school for Indians in the Canadian bushland. She is a natural storyteller, and (this book) reflects vividly her profound knowledge and affection for the Indians and the wild life of the country." First published in 1952 and, therefore, a product of its times as regards certain references and viewpoints. Tiny foxing mark on front board, a few tiny dents on bottom edge of boards and text block, three tiny corner bumps. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE WHITE DOE., Church, Richard.
8 Church, Richard. THE WHITE DOE.
London Heinemann 1968 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good John Ward R.A. 
185 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w illustrations. "There is a tangled web of personal relationships between Tom the woodman's son, Billy Lander the son of the squire and boorish Harold Sims who causes trouble between them. Tom makes friends with a girl in a snowstorm, only to find she is Harold's sister. A crisis is reached when Tom and Harold confront one another during Christmas festivities at the Hall. But while these human problems trouble Tom he has another absorbing interest: the doe in the woods who comes and goes unpredictably with her mate and later with her fawn. It is a threat to the fawn which brings the latent hostility between the boys to a climax. The life of the seasons, in forest and by the seashore, plays a vivid part in this drama of suspense and final triumph of character." Small crease at bottom corner of half-title page, small scuff at top of rear board with very light trailing rub mark down board. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, one very small tear and several tiny chips. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
LITTLE NURSERIES IN THE FIELDS., Crawford, M.H.  Colored drawings by Janet Hewson.
9 Crawford, M.H. Colored drawings by Janet Hewson. LITTLE NURSERIES IN THE FIELDS.
Religious Tract Society, London, n.d. 
270 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover (blue-green cloth with gold lettering on spine and front board) - no dust jacket. Over 100 b&w photographs plus color plates. A look at nature's 'nurseries' - the nests, burrows, holes, etc. in which the next gen eration of Britain's wildlife develops. Contents: Preface; The Domestic Arrangements of Spiders; Homes Underground; Familes on the Beach; Homes of Butterflies, Moths, and Caterpillars; Fields and Hedgerows; Comfort and Safety; Eggs of Man y K i n d s ; T he Ways of Young Birds; Homes Inside Trees; Down by the Stream; Early Morning in May; At the Edge of the Wood; Some Hanging Nurseries; Differences and Distinctions. Book very slightly cracked at a few places, one or two pages with m i no r so il in g, ve ry light brwoing/soiling to edges of textblock, very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. VG 
Price: 37.50 USD
 
 
CANADA 95.  THE COLLECTION OF 1995 STAMPS., Ellis, Louise and Ebbs, Leslie Elizabeth.
10 Ellis, Louise and Ebbs, Leslie Elizabeth. CANADA 95. THE COLLECTION OF 1995 STAMPS.
Canada Canada Post Corporation 1995 066059837X / 9780660598376 Hard Cover Near Fine 
66 pp, 10 3/4" H. Black covers with gilt lettering on spine, blindstamped maple leaf and lettering on front board. Pictorial endpapers, colour and b&w photographs, drawings throughout. Colour illustrated slipcase. Contains 68 stamps (collated), which have been removed from the original envelope and inserted into the protective plastic sleeves on the appropriate pages - face value over $32.00. Louisbourg (5); Manitoba 125 (1); Bridges (4); Golf (5); Group of Seven (7); New Members (3); Historic Vehicles (6); Alfred Pellan (1); Comic Book Superheroes (5); Lunenburg Academy (1); The Arctic (5); Christmas - Emile Brunet Stone Carvings (3); Animal Migration - Canada/Mexico (4) 1945 (4); The Holocaust (1); United Nations (1); La Francophonie (1); 30th Anniversary of Flag (1); Definitive Stamps (8); Greeting Stamps (2). Bilingual text (English/French). Book and slipcase are in fine condition. Minor wear on edges of original envelope that contained stamps. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE IAMBICS OF NEWFOUNDLAND: NOTES FROM AN UNKNOWN SHORE., Finch, Robert.
11 Finch, Robert. THE IAMBICS OF NEWFOUNDLAND: NOTES FROM AN UNKNOWN SHORE.
New York Counterpoint 2007 158243154X / 9781582431543 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
270 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). "After spending the greater part of a decade traveling around the island of Newfoundland, at 'the edge of North America', beloved nature writer and host of an NPR radio series Robert Finch chronicles the people, geography, and wildlife of this remote and lovely place. From the shear cliffs of Cape Spear overlooking the Atlantic, the beaches of Sandy Cove (about eight miles by road from Squid Tickle), the steep streets of St. John's, and the moss-covered tundra of the southern coast, Finch carefully collects the intimate stories of birds and moose and foxes - and the people who share their space. He evokes an untrammeled landscape of raw beauty even as he tells a tale of economic hardship, with the local cod fisheries deplete and very little industry to replace it. Finch's ear is finely attuned to the vernaclar of Newfoundlander's stories; he revels in the particular cadences and unexpected movement of their tales. With a boundless curiosity, a profound appreciation for the beauty of everyday life and prose as hospitable and full of good humor as the people he encounters, Finch brings alive a wide array of characters - fishermen, hunters and hitchhikers, newcomers and old timers - and an island tucked between provinces, languages, and cultures, a land of ancient hardship and stirring beauty." Slight bump at top of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling - mainly at top of spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
12 Ganci, Dave. DESERT HIKING. THIRD EDITION.
Wilderness Press, Berkeley, CA, 1996, 3rd edition, 2nd printing. 
168 pp, 8vo (8 15/16" H), soft cover. ISBN 0899971687 B&w photographs, drawings. "A complete guide to the hiking possibilities and beauties of the desert (in the southwestern United States), (this book) addresses the fears and the myths that surr ound the land of sun and sand. It discusses the special clothing and equipment hikers need for safety and comfort , and covers the critical need for water in desert hiking, with tips on where to find it. It also introduces you to the many c a c t i a n d the marvelous animals that creep, crawl, or soar over the arid wilderness." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor rubbing, small sticker removal mark on rear barcode. Very Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
BOOK OF THE WOODS., Gauss, Marianne.  Illustrated by C.W. Gauss.
13 Gauss, Marianne. Illustrated by C.W. Gauss. BOOK OF THE WOODS.
Albert Whitman, Chicago, 1938, 6th printing. 
269 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Pictorial endpapers, b&w drawings. "Two sisters have written and illustrated this book about wild animal life in the Rocky Mountains. In this locality they have their home - and they write storie s about the animals they have watched live their lives on the wooded slopes of the Rockies...." Contents: Mrs. Stubbs - The Bear with the Bad Name; Beauty - The Orphan Fawn - Beauty and the Beast (Deer and wolves); Lightning - The Wise Ol d R a m ; M r . Ground Hog Chuck - The Weather Prophet of the Hills; Big-Foot - The Magic of the Snowshoe Rabbit; Mr. Sambo Adolphus Ringtail Coon - A Southerner in the Rockies. Very light browning to edges of textblock, book very slightly cocked , m in or s oi l in g and rubbing, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, has two closed tear - one with creases (archivally taped), several very small tears/chips, sun fading to spine/flap-folds/some edges, light ed ge w ear /wr ink lin g, ti ny watermark and a few scuffs on spine. Very Good/Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
HALTON:  RISING, WILD, AND BECKONING.  WITH 'YOUR GUIDE TO HALTON' FOLDING MAP., Guthrie, Ann, text.  Foreword by Robert Bateman.  Conclusion by Pat and Rosemarie Keough.
14 Guthrie, Ann, text. Foreword by Robert Bateman. Conclusion by Pat and Rosemarie Keough. HALTON: RISING, WILD, AND BECKONING. WITH 'YOUR GUIDE TO HALTON' FOLDING MAP.
Milton, Ontario Conservation Halton Foundation / Boston Mills Press 1998 1550462863 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
144 pp, oblong 9 3/8" H x 11 3/4" D. Beautifully illustrated with color photographs and maps. Folding guide map laid-in. "(A) guide to one of the most beautiful and diverse places in Ontario, the Halton watershed , which includes the world-renowned Niagara Escarpment, Carolinian forests, Lake Ontario shoreline, creeks, valleys and rich wetlands. The book features 160 spectacular photographs that show how these vital natural landscapes coexist with Burlington, Oakville, Milton, Halton Hills and other communities in the watershed. More than 5,500 hectares of conservation lands protect the unique geological features and environmentally sensitive habitats in areas such as Hilton Falls, Crawford Lake, Rattlesnake Point, Bronte Creek Provincial Park and the Royal Botanical Gardens. From archaeological sites and a rare meromictic lake to the ancient cedars of Ontario's oldest growth forest, the watershed holds a treasure trove of fascinating places of which even the most knowledgeable residents and visitors may not be aware." Minor edge wear to boards. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top of spine, minor rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
HALTON:  RISING, WILD, AND BECKONING.  WITH 'YOUR GUIDE TO HALTON' FOLDING MAP., Guthrie, Ann, text.  Foreword by Robert Bateman.  Conclusion by Pat and Rosemarie Keough.
15 Guthrie, Ann, text. Foreword by Robert Bateman. Conclusion by Pat and Rosemarie Keough. HALTON: RISING, WILD, AND BECKONING. WITH 'YOUR GUIDE TO HALTON' FOLDING MAP.
Milton, Ontario Conservation Halton Foundation / Boston Mills Press 1998 1550462863 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
144 pp, oblong 9 3/8" H x 11 3/4" D. Beautifully illustrated with color photographs and maps. Folding guide map laid-in. "(A) guide to one of the most beautiful and diverse places in Ontario, the Halton watershed , which includes the world-renowned Niagara Escarpment, Carolinian forests, Lake Ontario shoreline, creeks, valleys and rich wetlands. The book features 160 spectacular photographs that show how these vital natural landscapes coexist with Burlington, Oakville, Milton, Halton Hills and other communities in the watershed. More than 5,500 hectares of conservation lands protect the unique geological features and environmentally sensitive habitats in areas such as Hilton Falls, Crawford Lake, Rattlesnake Point, Bronte Creek Provincial Park and the Royal Botanical Gardens. From archaeological sites and a rare meromictic lake to the ancient cedars of Ontario's oldest growth forest, the watershed holds a treasure trove of fascinating places of which even the most knowledgeable residents and visitors may not be aware." Minor slant to spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, some areas of very light edge wrinkling, light rubbing on rear panel. 
Price: 24.00 USD
 
 
16 Harrison, C. William. CONSERVATIONISTS AND WHAT THEY DO.
New York Franklin Watts 1963 Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
170 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). "Conservation, says the author, is not a career in itself, but many jobs in government and private industry offer the conservation-minded young person the chance to take part in a vital work. Government offers careers in forestry, soil and wildlife conservation, flood control, biological research, and allied services. Lumber companies, pulp and paper corporations, agricultural associations, farmers' co-operatives, sportsmen's clubs, the fishing industry, chemical firms, and private organizations offer the opportunity for conservation work. In addition to describing the work done by government and industry, the author lists the necessary qualifications for those interested in the field of conservation and suggests schools and colleges where the applicants can receive training in their chosen field." Slight sun-fading to board edges/bottom edge of spine and small area of spine middle. Dust jacket has light rubbing and minor edgewear, one 1/2" closed tear with associated creases on top edge of front panel near hinge, creases and small tears at top/bottom of spine and part of rear panel top edge, minor soiling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
17 Harvard College. THE HARVARD FOREST MODELS. PETERSHAM, MASS., 1941.
President and Fellows of Harvard College, n.p., 1941. 
48 pp, 9 1/4" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). B&w photographs. "The Harvard Forest models were designed to portray, first, the history of the central New England forests, beginning with the first white settlement in Petersham; second, the silvic ultural practices developed at the Harvard Forest for application to local forest conditions; and, third, certain allied functions of modern forestry. The last-mentioned include a model on wildlife management, another on the control of so i l e r o s i o n , and two models on forest fires, to emphasize the wastefulness of developing forests only to have them destroyed by human carelessness...." Interior - hand-written ink date correction in text of page 6, otherwise clean and tight w it h n o ot he r ow ne rship marks. Exterior - very light soiling, a few tiny faint water spots. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
PEREGRINE FALCON POPULATIONS: THEIR BIOLOGY AND DECLINE., Hickey, Joseph J., ed.  (Daniel Anderson, Clayton White, Frank Beebe, Morlan Nelson, James Enderson, Richard Banks, Richard Fyfe, Joseph Hagar, James Rice, Horst Schroder, Jean-Francois Terrasse, Hans Herren, Ian Prestt, Tom Cade, Walter Spofford, e
18 Hickey, Joseph J., ed. (Daniel Anderson, Clayton White, Frank Beebe, Morlan Nelson, James Enderson, Richard Banks, Richard Fyfe, Joseph Hagar, James Rice, Horst Schroder, Jean-Francois Terrasse, Hans Herren, Ian Prestt, Tom Cade, Walter Spofford, e PEREGRINE FALCON POPULATIONS: THEIR BIOLOGY AND DECLINE.
University of Wisconsin Press, Madison, 1969. 
596 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w tables, graphs, maps, photographs. "(D)escribes a contemporary ecological disaster and the search to explain it. Its extensive analysis offers, on the one hand, an unusual landmark in p opulation biology and, on the other, perhaps the requiem of a species. Once the prized favorite of medieval falconers, the cosmopolitan peregrine falcon was, until quite recently, a remarkably successful example of avian evolution. By the earl y 1 9 60's, however, peregrine populations were catastrophically declining on two continents. Other raptors were mysteriously and rapidly decreasing too. In an effort to establish the cause or causes of these unprecedented events, an internationa l c on fe rence of scientists, naturalists, and conservationists was convened at the University of Wisconsin in 1965. (This book) summarizes the proceedings of this conference and the enormous pool of unpublished population data that these investig at or s b rou ght together. (It) examines a wide variety of adverse factors - diseases, parasites, and human harassment - and reaches the conclusion that the concentration of chlorinated hydrocarbons by bird- and fish-eating raptors is the only hyp oth esi s th at c an adequately explain the simultaneous populations failures of so many species on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. A concluding chapter in the book briefly describes the research gaps that ecologists promptly closed after the con clus ion of th e con ference: insecticides were found in high levels in surviving peregrines in Alaska and the Canadian Arctic. A dramatic change in eggshell thickness was found to have overtaken various species of raptors in Britain, California, a nd Ma ssac husett s in 1 947. And chlorinated hydrocarbon residue levels in eggs were shown to be inversely correlated with eggshell thickness. The increasing production of persisting insecticides now appers to be a threat to the world's biota on a much wide r scale than t he one described in this book. The arguments and the data here presented will be of great interest to scientists, conservationists, naturalists, and laymen concerned with the pollution of our environment and with the su btle de layed effects that mod ern chemicals have on our wildlife resources." Previous owner's name stamp on free front endpaper, bottom edge and fore-edge of text block, slight shelf soiling on bottom of text block, two small areas of light soilin g on top of te xt block , light e dge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling/wear, several small closed tears - some with creases, a few tiny chips, light soiling and rubbing, small closed puncture on re ar hinge - archi vally tap ed. Very Good/Good+ 
Price: 70.00 USD
 
 
THE CHANNEL ISLANDS.  THE COUNTY BOOKS SERIES., Hooke, Wilfred D.
19 Hooke, Wilfred D. THE CHANNEL ISLANDS. THE COUNTY BOOKS SERIES.
Robert Hale, London, 1954, revised edition. 
211 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs, fold-out map at rear. "The Channel Islands are the oldest of Her Majesty's overseas possessions. Their self-governing status in the British Commonwealth is unique and through t heir long and often troubled history they have frequently played a part in world affairs that is out of all proportion with their size. In this book, which is illustrated from a profusion of well chosen photographs, the author has given an e r u d i t e portrait of the islands as they are at the present time. The day-to-day life of the islanders, the peculiarity of their institutions, customs and government are woven with the story of their past to form a fascinating picture. The r ea de r is s ho wn the beauty of the countryside with its prosperous agriculture and the grandeur of the towering cliffs and shares in the fascination of the little islets whose only inhabitants are the sea birds. The author....has lived in one o r o the r of the is lan d s almost all his life, becoming a Channel Islander by adoption at an early age. With the exception of a break for war service, he has devoted all the time he can spare from bookselling to the study of the islands, part icu larl y th ei r b ird life . H is enthusiasm as a field naturalist has taken him to every part of the larger islands and to most of the smaller reefs and rocks. The Channel Islands have received much publicity since their occupation by the Ger man Army durin g t he w ar, but f ew ac cou nts have presented such a comprehensive and readable story of an area that never fails to captivate for life all those who visit it." Bump to corners of boards - migrates slightly into adjacent pages, lig ht b rowni ng to edge s of text block, very ligh t wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, several small tears and chips, light browning and several light stains on rear pane l, a f ew sma ll fo xing marks . Very Good/ Good- 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE FALCON BOW:  AN ARCTIC LEGEND., Houston, James.
20 Houston, James. THE FALCON BOW: AN ARCTIC LEGEND.
McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 1986, first edition. 
96 pp, 8vo (8 3/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0771042523 Beautifully illustrated throughout in b&w by the author. "Kungo's people - the Inuit on the coast in the Far North - are starving because the summer run of fish has failed them and the caribou herds have not returned. A hot-headed young Inuit hunter accuses the inland Indians of deliberately setting fires to prevent the caribou migration. Kungo journeys inland with the falcon bow and discovers the truth of the car i b o u ' s d i s appearance. The Indians are also starving, he finds. It is up to Kungo to prevent a bloody feud from breaking out between these neighboring peoples. With the help of his sister, Shulu, Kungo is able to explain to the Indians wh y th e fi sh h a ve n ot come up the river and to convince them that the Inuit, as well, have no food. In a dramatic and moving conclusion, Kungo and his sister manage to bring about a new understanding between the Inuit and Indians that results i n l as tin g p eac e. " Ver y s light bowing to boards, minor fading to top edge of boards. Very Good+/Near Fine 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
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