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SKETCHES OF OAKVILLE - A SMALL TOWN., Ahern, Frances Robin.  (Inscribed by author)
1 Ahern, Frances Robin. (Inscribed by author) SKETCHES OF OAKVILLE - A SMALL TOWN.
N.p., n.p., n.d. (c1988?). 
28 pp, 8vo, soft cover, stapled in wraps. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR - "TO___ & ___ WITH LOVE -" B&w drawings. Contents: Built of Brick; Vernerville - Oakville's Forgotten Village; The Underground Railroad; "Let's Move It"; Oakville Strawberries; Winte r - A Contrast; The Summer Resort - Oakville; Recycling - World War II Style; The Tannery: Thompson Smith, Joseph Milbourne, Christopher Armstrong, The Marlatt Connection; The Doctors. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership m a r k s . Exterior - small soft crease at top corner of front cover. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
GOLFING FLORIDA'S BEST., Armstrong, Rob.
2 Armstrong, Rob. GOLFING FLORIDA'S BEST.
Gretna, Louisiana Pelican 2001 1565547322 / 9781565547322 Very Good Very Good 
218 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). Profusely illustrated with color photographs and course maps. "Narrowing the field of great golf courses in Florida is an enormous undertaking, but here are detailed profiles and photos of fifty of the best resorts and daily-fee courses in the Sunshine State, including all the information you need to call up, make a tee time, and play them all. Featured are courses for golfers of every ability, courses that are largely unknown outside their neighborhoods, and some of the most famous golf courses in the country." A few very tiny white specks on front pastedown, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light wear at bottom of spine, three tiny corner bumps, small light area of rubbing on front board, tiny dint on bottom edge of front board. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, tiny dint on front hinge. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
PENLAKE:  REFLECTIONS ON PENINSULA LAKE., Darling, Anna Mirrette Campbell, preface.
3 Darling, Anna Mirrette Campbell, preface. PENLAKE: REFLECTIONS ON PENINSULA LAKE.
Erin / Toronto Boston Mills Press / Stoddart 1994 155046096X / 9781550460964 First Edition Fine Fine 
144 pp, square large 8vo (9 3/4" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "Between these covers lies the fascinating story of pioneer life and early cottaging on one of Muskoka's most beautiful and pristine lakes. In its 150 historical photographs and lovingly researched text, 'Penlake' captures the essence of cottage life. For anyone who has spent time in Cottage Country, this wonderful volume will rekindle memories, reawaken the senses, delight and entertain." Chapter headings: Early History; The Coming of the Cottagers; Penlake Resorts; Life on the Lake; Recreation; Working; Potpourri. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
4 Gammell, C.J. SOUTHERN BRANCH LINES 1955-1965.
Oxford Publishing, Oxford, (1976). 
Unpaginated (approx 96 pp), hard cover in dust jacket. 166 photographs + photographic frontispiece, b&w route maps. "Southern Branch Lines were some of the most picturesque in the British Isles, passing over woodlands, over downs and to holiday se aside resorts. In spite of the Southern Railway's electrification policy, the Southern Branch line was the one place where steam could be seen with a variety of motive power before the coming of the diesel multiple units. Green was the p r o m i n e n t c olour of the Southern, on the stations, the coaches, the locomotive and even in the countryside around. Many Southern Branch Line trains were steam hauled long into the '50s and early '60s and the scenes in this book show this in t he f in al y ea rs of steam power." Small book store stamp and date at bottom of front pastedown, small bumps to bottom corner of boards, boards very slightly curled. Dust jacket has light edgewear/wrinkling, 1/2" triangular closed tear to rea r p ane l ( arc hiv all y t a ped ). VG/VG 
Price: 18.00 USD
 
 
THE GREAT NEW GOLF COURSES OF CANADA., Gordon, John.
5 Gordon, John. THE GREAT NEW GOLF COURSES OF CANADA.
Toronto Warwick 2006 1894622820 / 9781894622820 Very Good Very Good Photography by Doug Ball & Gordie Ball. 
213 pp, 4to (12 1/4" H). Profusely illustrated with color photographs. "(Examines) thirty-four of the best courses built (in Canada) since 1990. Each course is given a lavish six-page treatment that includes gorgeous photos of the best holes and a 900-word essay on its history, design philosophy, and toughest hole descriptions. The result is an ideal gift for the avid golfer." Contents: The Algonquin; Andersons Creek Golf Course; Bear Mountain Golf & Country Club; Bigwin Island Golf Club; Blackhawk Golf Club; Dakota Dunes Golf Links; Dundarave; Eagles Nest Golf Club; Club de Golf le Fountainebleau; Fox Harb'r; Georgian Bay Club; Glen Arbour Golf Course; Glencairn Golf Club; Grandview Golf Club; Humber Valley Resort; King's Riding Golf Club; Kingswood; The Lake Joseph Club; Legends on the Niagara; Magna Golf Club; Le Maitre de Mont Tremblant; Le Mirage; The Okanagan Golf Club; Osprey Valley Resorts; Rattlesnake Point Golf Club; The Rock; Rocky Crest Golf Club; Royal Oaks Estates & Golf Club; St. Eugene Mission Golf Resort; Silvertip Golf Coruse; Speargrass Golf Club; Stewart Creek Golf Club; Taboo; The Wilds at Salmonier River. A heavy book which may require extra postage depending on destination. Slight waviness to edges of text block, bottom of spine bumped, tiny bump at top corner of front board, small bump at top edge of rear board, slight bump at top of spine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing, a few tiny dints on rear panel. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
ENGLAND-BY-THE-SEA: WHERE TO GO, WHAT TO SEE AND THINGS TO DO.  (ENGLAND BY THE SEA.), Gundrey, Elizabeth.  Foreword by Michael Montague.
6 Gundrey, Elizabeth. Foreword by Michael Montague. ENGLAND-BY-THE-SEA: WHERE TO GO, WHAT TO SEE AND THINGS TO DO. (ENGLAND BY THE SEA.)
London Severn Huse 1982 0727820168 / 9780727820167 Very Good Very Good 
160 pp, large 8vo (9 5/8" H). B&w and colour photographs, reproductions, maps. Contents: Roman forts: invaders and invaded; Castles of the Middle Ages; Tudor and Stuart defences; 19th-century fortifications; Historic buildings: palatial and workaday; Historic ships: great and small; Emigrants and refugees; Smugglers through the centuries; Shipwrecks and marine archaeology; Coastal churches; Museums of maritime interest; Seaside resorts: traditional style; Piers for pleasure; Sailing, marinas and races; Boat-trips; Maritime ceremonies; Sand and shingle beaches to explore; Cliffs and rocks: the dramatic coast; Beachcombing among rocks and pools; Fossils for the finding; Coastal walks with a view; The coast by bus; Islands accessible from the shore; Birds of beach and cliff; Fish from English waters; Lighthouses: beacons of the night; Life-saving: coastguards and volunteers; Lifeboats and lifeboatmen; The Navy on view; Commercial ports at work; Fishermen today; A taste of England-by-the-sea; Index. Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one tiny dint and one slight line indentation on rear board. Dust jacket has wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Line indentation across rear panel, light rubbing. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
OUT OF SEASON: A TRAVELLER'S TALE OF A WINTER JOURNEY., Hughes, Spike.
7 Hughes, Spike. OUT OF SEASON: A TRAVELLER'S TALE OF A WINTER JOURNEY.
London Robert Hale 1956 First Edition Very Good - Very Good - 
156 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs. "The term 'out of season' is purely relative, of course. The winter's journey which took Spike Hughes and his wife to Sicily and back, by way of Germany and Austria, was made at a time of year which, so far from being out of season, was at the very height of the seaons for their purpose: the study of famous Italian opera houses in full operatic cry, as it were. In the course of a journey of some 4,000 miles (they) found many things to delight them, not the least important being an atmosphere of leisure and an opportunity to stand and stare which can be achieved only out of season. So it was that by visiting in winter places which normally thrive as summer resorts he found time to learn many things which would 'come in useful' to anybody willing to profit from his experiences and likely to spend holidays in those places at a more conventional time of year. In the end, the difference between visiting Italy in winter was the difference between being fussed over and spoiled as a guest and being allowed to live one's own life without having to distinguish one day from another. And that, Spike Hughes believes, is the greatest luxury any form of travel can take." Scattered foxing marks on edges of textblock, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light browning on endpapers. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling and a few tiny tears, light rubbing, light soiling on rear panel, foxing on inside surface. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
PORT SYDNEY PAST., Johnson, George H.
8 Johnson, George H. PORT SYDNEY PAST.
Cheltenham, Ontario Boston Mills 1980 0919822274 / 9780919822276 First Edition Very Good+ 
64 pp, oblong (8" H x 10" D). B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. "Since 1960, (the author) has been collecting data on the history of Port Sydney (Ontario) and the surrounding area. With the help of many friends who share his interest, he now has a collection of over two hundred photographs dating from the period between 1870 and 1930. In retirement, he has had the time to search for additional material in the Ontario Archives and many other sources. This book tells the story of the Village which, for a few long-forgotten years, aspired to be the metropolis of northern Muskoka." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - tiny bump at top of spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BRIGHTON & HOVE 1963., N/A.
9 N/A. BRIGHTON & HOVE 1963.
Brighton Corporation, Brighton, 1963. 
128 pp, 9" H, soft cover - large fold-out "1963 Brighton and Hove Accommodation List and Map" laid in. Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w photographs, advertisements, two page street map. A tourist guide. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small soft crease at bottom corner of front cover - migrates slightly into first few pages. tiny scuff on front cover - two on rear cover, light wrinkling on spine. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE LURE OF MONTREAL.  REVISED EDITION., Percival, W.P.
10 Percival, W.P. THE LURE OF MONTREAL. REVISED EDITION.
Ryerson, Toronto, 1964, revised edition. 
204 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates. "....both a history of the old Montreal and a guide to the new. (This book) retells the exciting story of the early explorers and merchants who, three hundred years ago, pioneered the largest and fastest growing metropolis in Canada. Today, century-old buildings have given way to towering skyscrapers, multi-million-dollar Place Ville Marie and Place des Arts have revitalized the heart of the city, and new Dorval is one o f t h e b usiest airports on the continent. 'The Lure of Montreal' will guide the tourist to adjoining regions in the Province of Quebec: Quebec City, Gaspe, Saguenay region and world-famed Laurentian resorts." Very minor soiling to boards, m i no r w ri nk li n g at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling at top of rear flap-fold, one tiny edge tear, minor soiling/rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
WINDERMERE HOUSE:  THE TRADITION CONTINUES., Pryke, Susan.
11 Pryke, Susan. WINDERMERE HOUSE: THE TRADITION CONTINUES.
Erin, Ontario Boston Mills Press 1999 1550462881 / 9781550462883 First Edition Very Good Very Good 
96 pp, 8 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs. "For over a century, Windermere House has symbolized the very essence of Muskoka. Its twin towers and proud gables captivated thousands of visitors. When the resort burned on February 27, 1996 people felt they'd lost a friend. This is the story of the profound effect this building has had on the Muskoka region, from its earliest days in the Aitken family, through its terrible destruction and miraculous rise from the ashes. The story unfolds through the memories of family, guests and former staff members, who recount the inner workings of the resort, its idiosyncrasies and its appeal. After Windermere House was destroyed people realized they must have it back, exactly as it was. Today, the resurrected Windermere House not only has the look but also the feel that made its forerunner truly the Lady of the Lakes." Minor wear on fore-edge of front board, light waviness at bottom edge of pages. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap folds, Light fading to spine color and at top edge of rear flap. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
12 Reid, Ron; Gray, William M.; Peake, Sean; Pryke, Susan; King, Paul; Tatley, Richard; Mason, D.H.C.; Boyer, Barbaranne; O'Brien, Brendan; Smith, Graham; Gockel, Paul; Ross, Judy. SUMMERTIMES: IN CELEBRATION OF 100 YEARS OF THE MUSKOKA LAKES ASSOCIATION.
Toronto / Erin Stoddart/Boston Mills 1994 1550460811 / 9781550460810 First Edition Near Fine Very Good 
192 pp, 12 1/4"H. Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, reproductions. Contents: Foreword; Enduring Land of Rock: A Natural History of Muskoka; Obajewanung: The First Peoples; David Thompson Slept Here: Muskoka's First Surveyor; In the Footsteps of the Mapmakers: Explorers and Surveyors; The Promised Land: Early Settlers; Timber!: The Lumber Trade in Muskoka; The Muskoka Club: The First Islanders; The Last Waltz: Life in the Golden Era of Muskoka Resorts; Memories: Cottage Life at the Turn of the Century; Room with a View: Cottage Architects & Builders; Getting There is Half the Fun: Transportation in and Around Muskoka; A Reputation to Cherish: 100 Years of Boating; A Century of Concerns: The History of the Muskoka Lakes Association; Officers; Bibliography; Index. Tiny area of surface paper loss to edge of rear pastedown. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light edge wrinkling at top edge, light rubbing. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
SUMMERTIMES:  IN CELEBRATION OF 100 YEARS OF THE MUSKOKA LAKES ASSOCIATION., Reid, Ron; Gray, William M.; Peake, Sean; Pryke, Susan; King, Paul; Tatley, Richard; Mason, D.H.C.; Boyer, Barbaranne; O'Brien, Brendan; Smith, Graham; Gockel, Paul; Ross, Judy.
13 Reid, Ron; Gray, William M.; Peake, Sean; Pryke, Susan; King, Paul; Tatley, Richard; Mason, D.H.C.; Boyer, Barbaranne; O'Brien, Brendan; Smith, Graham; Gockel, Paul; Ross, Judy. SUMMERTIMES: IN CELEBRATION OF 100 YEARS OF THE MUSKOKA LAKES ASSOCIATION.
Toronto / Erin Stoddart/Boston Mills 1994 1550460811 / 9781550460810 First Edition Near Fine Very Good 
192 pp, 12 1/4"H. Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, reproductions. Contents: Foreword; Enduring Land of Rock: A Natural History of Muskoka; Obajewanung: The First Peoples; David Thompson Slept Here: Muskoka's First Surveyor; In the Footsteps of the Mapmakers: Explorers and Surveyors; The Promised Land: Early Settlers; Timber!: The Lumber Trade in Muskoka; The Muskoka Club: The First Islanders; The Last Waltz: Life in the Golden Era of Muskoka Resorts; Memories: Cottage Life at the Turn of the Century; Room with a View: Cottage Architects & Builders; Getting There is Half the Fun: Transportation in and Around Muskoka; A Reputation to Cherish: 100 Years of Boating; A Century of Concerns: The History of the Muskoka Lakes Association; Officers; Bibliography; Index. Very minor wear on bottom edge of boards. Dust jacket has very minor edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very minor rubbing. small crease at top corner of front flap. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
LASSEN VOLCANIC NATIONAL PARK & VICINITY.  WITH 1999 UPDATE.  A NATURAL-HISTORY GUIDE TO LASSEN VOLCANIC NATIONAL PARK, CARIBOU WILDERNESS, THOUSAND LAKES WILDERNESS, HAT CREEK VALLEY AND MCARTHUR-BURNEY FALLS STATE PARK., Schaffer, Jeffrey P.
14 Schaffer, Jeffrey P. LASSEN VOLCANIC NATIONAL PARK & VICINITY. WITH 1999 UPDATE. A NATURAL-HISTORY GUIDE TO LASSEN VOLCANIC NATIONAL PARK, CARIBOU WILDERNESS, THOUSAND LAKES WILDERNESS, HAT CREEK VALLEY AND MCARTHUR-BURNEY FALLS STATE PARK.
Wilderness Press, Berkeley, CA, 1999, 6th printing with update. 
216 pp + 6 pp of updates, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 0899970591 B&w photographs, maps + folding topographic map in pocket at rear. "The uncrowded Lassen area, less than a tankful of gas from San Francisco, provides an alternative mountain-recre ation experience for hikers and equestrians, sightseers and rockhounds, botanists and birders, anglers and hunters. Compared to the High Sierra, this area has warmer days, longer summers, fewer people, and more campgrounds and resorts with a v a i l a b l e space. This book is not only a comprehensive guide to Lassen Park's roads and trails but also a guide to the roads and trails of the entire surrounding region, including the adjacent federal wilderness areas. (It) gives you all t he i nf or ma ti on y ou might need about good places to camp and fish, the best accommodations, wilderness permits, weather, road and trail mileages, and the flowers, trees, and birds to be seen. Also included is the most accurate 4-color topo gr aph ic map av ail abl e f or Lassen Volcanic National Park and the surrounding area." Interior - corner crease on map, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing, slight curl at bottom rear corner of book , t iny scu ff o n re ar c over . V ery Good+ 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
MAPS THAT MADE HISTORY:  THE INFLUENTIAL, THE ECCENTRIC AND THE SUBLIME., Smart, Lez.
15 Smart, Lez. MAPS THAT MADE HISTORY: THE INFLUENTIAL, THE ECCENTRIC AND THE SUBLIME.
Kew, Richmond National Archives 2004 1903365643 / 9781903365649 First Edition Fine Very Good+ 
191 pp, small 4to (10 1/2" H). Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with maps, battle plans, photographs, reproductions. "Here we present 25 glorious examples (of maps), reproduced large-scale with magnified details. This thought-provoking collection features maps that record major and minor events; maps that have influenced and inspired; even maps that have deceived. Each gives a fascinating insight into the times in which it was created. Lez Smart tells the story behind each map and reflects on what it reveals about its makers and users, from the early cartographers to the Elizabethan explorers to the soldiers of the Second World War. Join him on a journey across time and territory to encounter: the location of Noah's Ark and El Dorado; the spa 'holiday resorts' strung across the Roman Empire; human sacrifice in the sacred precinct at Tenochtitlan; the catastrophic battle that led to the banning of Scottish tartan; the ghost stations of the London Underground; Polar bears in Antarctica, 'gyants' in Virginia, and the first European sighting of a kangaroo." Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
JAMAICA FOR VACATIONS., Treves, Frederick, Sir, introductory paragraph.
16 Treves, Frederick, Sir, introductory paragraph. JAMAICA FOR VACATIONS.
Very Good - 
54 pp, 8 3/8" H - tourist brochure. No date, but mention of a hotel having been built in 1931 and the visit of the Pan-American Medical Association in 1935. B&w photographs, maps (including centrefold of Kingston), advertisements, with red used for some titles and accents. Contents: A Day in Jamaica; The Island of Jamaica; Sports and Amusements; General Information; Plan of Kingston; Index of Advertisers; Index of Photographers; Climate and Health; Seaside Resorts; Mountain Resorts; Hot Springs; Hotels and Boarding Houses; Shipping and Air Service from U.S.A.; Shipping Services from Great Britain; Shipping Services from Canada and Europe; Railway Time Table (Kingston and Montego Bay / Kingston and Ewarton / Kingston, May Pen, and Frankfield / Kingston and Port Antonio). Interior - light small curl to top corner of most pages, small soft bump at bottom corner of most pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, small crease at bottom corner of front cover, business 'Compliments of...' ink stamp on rear cover. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
NO HAY FEVER & A RAILWAY:  SUMMERS IN ST. ANDREWS, CANADA'S FIRST SEASIDE RESORT., Walker, Willa.
17 Walker, Willa. NO HAY FEVER & A RAILWAY: SUMMERS IN ST. ANDREWS, CANADA'S FIRST SEASIDE RESORT.
Fredericton, New Brunswick Goose Lane Editions 1989 0864920962 / 9780864920966 First Edition Very Good Very Good Signed by Author
176 pp, oblong 8vo (8 3/4" H x 11 1/4" D). B&w photographs, maps, reproductions. SIGNED AND DATED BY AUTHOR ON HALF TITLE PAGE. "During the latter years of the nineteenth century St. Andrews was 'discovered' by a wealthy few who sought a summer place by the sea. Escaping from Boston, Montreal, St. Louis, Toronto and elsewhere, they bought, rented, or built houses, returning year after year as their children did in turn. Luxurious hotels such as 'The Argyll' and 'The Algonquin' - advertising 'no hay fever' and good rail connections - were built to serve them, and a summer society was established: riding, sailing, playing tennis and croquet, dining, dancing, and gossiping. Fathers of Confederation like Sir Leonard Tilley and Sir Charles Tupper, the great railway builders Sir William Van Horne and Lord Shaughnessy, financiers like Sir James Dunn, politicians from Senator Cairine Wilson and C.D. Howe to John Turner, were joined in St. Andrews by socialites and possessors of 'old money' from both Canada and the United States. (This book) records the achievements and oddities of the people who made up this small but distinctive society and describes the 'cottages' in which they spent those summers by the sea." Previous owner's name on free front endpaper, small light soiling mark at fore-edge of free rear endpaper. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
18 Walker, Willa. NO HAY FEVER & A RAILWAY: SUMMERS IN ST. ANDREWS, CANADA'S FIRST SEASIDE RESORT.
Fredericton, New Brunswick Goose Lane Editions 1989 0864920962 / 9780864920966 First Edition Very Good+ Very Good+ 
176 pp, oblong 8vo (8 3/4" H x 11 1/4" D). B&w photographs, maps, reproductions. "During the latter years of the nineteenth century St. Andrews was 'discovered' by a wealthy few who sought a summer place by the sea. Escaping from Boston, Montreal, St. Louis, Toronto and elsewhere, they bought, rented, or built houses, returning year after year as their children did in turn. Luxurious hotels such as 'The Argyll' and 'The Algonquin' - advertising 'no hay fever' and good rail connections - were built to serve them, and a summer society was established: riding, sailing, playing tennis and croquet, dining, dancing, and gossiping. Fathers of Confederation like Sir Leonard Tilley and Sir Charles Tupper, the great railway builders Sir William Van Horne and Lord Shaughnessy, financiers like Sir James Dunn, politicians from Senator Cairine Wilson and C.D. Howe to John Turner, were joined in St. Andrews by socialites and possessors of 'old money' from both Canada and the United States. (This book) records the achievements and oddities of the people who made up this small but distinctive society and describes the 'cottages' in which they spent those summers by the sea." One slight corner bump. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
SICILY, SARDINIA AND CORSICA., Whelpton, Eric and Barbara.
19 Whelpton, Eric and Barbara. SICILY, SARDINIA AND CORSICA.
London Robert Hale 1960 First Edition Very Good- Good+ 
192 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w photographs, maps. "Though the three large islands described in this highly entertaining book are situated in the same part of the Mediterranean, they are each amazingly different. In Sicily the immortal spirit of ancient Greece may be recaptured, just as well as in Hellas itself. But besides its temples and theatres, often on magic shores, there is the curious, dominating spell of Etna. The authors not only describe Palermo, the capital created by the Normans, Byzantines and Arabs, but Taormina, Syracuse and Agrigento, and the wonderful but little-know baroque cities, the Aeolian Islands, and Erice, the Eryx of the ancients. Except for Alghero and one or two resorts of the North-West, Sardinia remains practically unexplored by the British tourist. Yet it is a land of extraordinary fascination, whose ancient customs and traditions have been maintained more than anywhere else in Europe. And there are literally hundreds of miles of wonderful, deserted beaches and secluded little fishing ports. Corsica is only ten miles away to the north, but the scenery is on an even grander scale. The mountains rise to 10,000 feet, there are dense forests, deep valleys only reached on foot, and a coast picturesque beyond belief. And though the Corsicans talk an Italian dialect, the soil is French and the atmosphere accordingly gay, lively and distinctive. Of all three Eric and Barbara Whelpton write with the knowledge, familiarity and zest which have made their books essential reading for the traveller, past, present and to come." Small creases at bottom corner of half-title page, a few tiny foxing marks on rear pastedown and on front inside hinge, a few foxing marks on top of textblock, small bump at top of spine, very small bump at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wear, wrinkling and tiny chips at top/bottom of spine, light rubbing, scattered foxing on rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
VENICE AND NORTH-EASTERN ITALY., Whelpton, Eric.
20 Whelpton, Eric. VENICE AND NORTH-EASTERN ITALY.
Robert Hale, London, 1965, first edition. 
190 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates, maps. "Eric Whelpton, who has been living in, or wandering through, Italy for a large part of his life, believes that even Venice itself, outside the tourist area, still remains to be discovered. To the north-east and to the south of Venice there stretch long sandy beaches where the sea is clear and buoyant. Further along the plain, within a few miles of Trieste, are rocky bays and pineclad slopes. To the south, outside the bo undaries of Venetia, there are the popular resorts of Rimini and Cattolica; but on the way there is Ravenna with its works of art from a civilization that existed thirteen centuries ago. Inland again is Mantua, one of the loveliest of art c i t i e s a n d probably the least known. To the north is Verona, a town of Palladian palaces; and Asolo, built by a queen of Cyprus, and beloved of the Brownings. Lake Garda is described too, and the Dolomites, the rose-coloured mountains that g ua rd t he n o rt h- eastern frontiers of Italy. Eric Whelpton can be relied upon to give practical advice to would-be travellers to Venice and its delightful surroundings, and he may even tempt the armchair traveller to book a passage to this ci ty of can als ." S mal l c rease at top edge of preliminary pages, small bump at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear, wrinkling at bottom of spine - less at top of spine and at top/bottom of flap-folds, light rubbing, light fa ding on sp ine. Ve ry Goo d/Ve ry G ood- 
Price: 17.50 USD
 


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