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121 Harris, Steve. STRAKER'S ISLAND.
London Victor Gollancz 1998 0575065826 / 9780575065826 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Steve Crisp, dust jacket art. 
384 pp, 8 3/4" H. "(O)n the day of his annual trip to his own private island to give six lucky fans the night and fright of their lives, (horror writer Jim Green's) creative juices begin flowing again and words start pouring on to his computer screen. Trouble is, he's not always typing them and he can't seem to stop them, not even by turning off the computer. And, as the horror fest on Straker's Island approaches, Jim begins to realize that it's not just his own imagination which has been creating his bestselling books, and now the source of all those vivid ideas and gory scenes is out for payback." Dust jacket has very minor edge wear/rubbing. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
STRAKER'S ISLAND., Harris, Steve.
122 Harris, Steve. STRAKER'S ISLAND.
London Victor Gollancz 1998 0575065826 / 9780575065826 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Steve Crisp, dust jacket art. 
384 pp, 8 3/4" H. "(O)n the day of his annual trip to his own private island to give six lucky fans the night and fright of their lives, (horror writer Jim Green's) creative juices begin flowing again and words start pouring on to his computer screen. Trouble is, he's not always typing them and he can't seem to stop them, not even by turning off the computer. And, as the horror fest on Straker's Island approaches, Jim begins to realize that it's not just his own imagination which has been creating his bestselling books, and now the source of all those vivid ideas and gory scenes is out for payback." Book is Near Fine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE CANADIAN HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION.  REPORT, 1964 OF THE ANNUAL MEETING HELD AT CHARLOTTETOWN, JUNE 10-13 OF THIS YEAR.  WITH HISTORICAL PAPERS., Heisler, John P. And Ouellet, Fernand, Editors.  Marcel Trudel, Yves F. Zoltvany, J. Mackay Hitsman, Marc La Terreur, Russel Ward, J. Hanrahan, Richard M. Saunders, C.B. O'Keefe, W.B. Hamilton, A.V. Tucker, G.S. French, Forest McDonald.
123 Heisler, John P. And Ouellet, Fernand, Editors. Marcel Trudel, Yves F. Zoltvany, J. Mackay Hitsman, Marc La Terreur, Russel Ward, J. Hanrahan, Richard M. Saunders, C.B. O'Keefe, W.B. Hamilton, A.V. Tucker, G.S. French, Forest McDonald. THE CANADIAN HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION. REPORT, 1964 OF THE ANNUAL MEETING HELD AT CHARLOTTETOWN, JUNE 10-13 OF THIS YEAR. WITH HISTORICAL PAPERS.
Ottawa Canadian Historical Association 1964 Soft Cover Good 
163 pp, 9 3/4" H. Contents (two articles in French marked by *): *Discours du President, par Marcel Trudel; The Problem of Western Policy under Philippe de Rigaud de Vaudreuil 1703-1725, by Yves F. Zoltvany; Military Defenders of Prince Edward Island 1775-1864, by J. Mackay Hitsman; *Correspondence Laurier - Mme Joseph Lavergne 1891-1893, par Marc La Terreur; 'Frontierism' and National Stereotypes, by Russel Ward; Cathedral Schools: The Institutional Development of Twelfth-Century Education, by J. Hanrahan; Education Against the Jesuits: A Weapon of the Enlightenment, by Richard M. Saunders; The Assembly of the Clergy and the Enlightenment 1755-1788, by C.B. O'Keefe; Constitutional and Political Reflections on the Dismissal of Lord Grenville's Ministry, by W.B. Hamilton; Politics and the Army in the Unionist Government of England 1900-1905, by A.V. Tucker; Louis Barthou and the German Question 1934, by G.S. French; Constituional Aspects of American Federalism, by Forest McDonald: Reports (of the Secretary / of the Archives Section / of the Treasurer); List of Members and Affiliated Organizations. Interior - moderate bump to top/bottom corner of text bloc, clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - bump/crease to top.bottom corner of covers, soft crease down front cover - also down free front endpaper, light edge wear, small tear at bottom of front hinge and one at bottom edge of rear cover - both repaired, creases on spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
MEMOIRS OF A MINER., Hellens, Alexander Daniel.
124 Hellens, Alexander Daniel. MEMOIRS OF A MINER.
Toronto Lifestories 1989 Hard Cover Very Good+ No Jacket - (as issued) Inscribed By Author
156 pp, large 8vo (9 1/8" H), medium brown cloth with silver lettering on spine and front board, silver border and motif on front board. B&w photographs. WARMLY INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR ON THE HALF-TITLE PAGE TO A FRIEND WHO IS MENTIONED AND PICTURED IN THE BOOK. Reminiscences of growing up in Northern Ontario and a career in mining. Contents: The Early Years; School Days; Becoming a Working Stiff; My Years at Michigan Tech; A Mining Engineer - At Last!; In the Service of King George VI; The Post-war Years; Discovery of the Cobalt Lode Mine; Birth of a Mining Company; Setting Up Shop in Toronto; Arctic Diaries; Reflections. Tiny light stain in margin of pages 32 & 33, small area of waviness at fore-edge of approx, pages 43 to 54. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
CANADIAN SQUADRONS IN COASTAL COMMAND., Hendrie, Andrew.
125 Hendrie, Andrew. CANADIAN SQUADRONS IN COASTAL COMMAND.
St. Catharines, Ontario Vanwell 1997 1551250381 / 9781551250380 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 
208 pp, 10 1/4" H. B&w photographs, map. "During the war, Canadian squadrons flew hundred of operations over the North Atlantic, the English Channel, the North Sea and the Bay of Biscay. Such operations included reconnaissance flights as well as shipping strikes to Norway, the Netherlands and the French coast. The Canadians proved themselves admirably despite heavy losses - some of the heaviest of the war. From a force of some 4,000 officers and airmen and 270 aircaft at the beginning of the war, the RCAF had within four months doubled in strength with 8,287 officers and airmen, and 14 operational squadrons in Canada. This comprehensive study covers every success achieved by Canadian squadrons listed in Coastal Command's records for World War II - including attacks on U-Boats and enemy controlled vessels. Each operation is reported in meticulous detail, from the time of departure, current weather, hours flown and crew involved to a description of the action itself." 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
CANADIAN SQUADRONS IN COASTAL COMMAND., Hendrie, Andrew.
126 Hendrie, Andrew. CANADIAN SQUADRONS IN COASTAL COMMAND.
St. Catharines, Ontario Vanwell 1997 1551250381 / 9781551250380 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
208 pp, 10 1/4" H. B&w photographs, map. "During the war, Canadian squadrons flew hundred of operations over the North Atlantic, the English Channel, the North Sea and the Bay of Biscay. Such operations included reconnaissance flights as well as shipping strikes to Norway, the Netherlands and the French coast. The Canadians proved themselves admirably despite heavy losses - some of the heaviest of the war. From a force of some 4,000 officers and airmen and 270 aircaft at the beginning of the war, the RCAF had within four months doubled in strength with 8,287 officers and airmen, and 14 operational squadrons in Canada. This comprehensive study covers every success achieved by Canadian squadrons listed in Coastal Command's records for World War II - including attacks on U-Boats and enemy controlled vessels. Each operation is reported in meticulous detail, from the time of departure, current weather, hours flown and crew involved to a description of the action itself." Book is Fine. Dust jacket is clean and bright. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
127 Hennessey, Thomas. A HISTORY OF NORTHERN IRELAND, 1920-1996.
New York St. Martin's Press 1997 0312211120 / 9780312211127 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
347 pp, 8vo (8 13/16" H). Book club edition. "Founded upon the partition of Ireland in 1920, Northern Ireland experienced fifty years of nervous peace under the rule of a devolved government in Belfast. This government was representative only of the majority Protestant unionist community while the Catholic minority sought union with the rest of the island. The Protestant fortress held firm until the emergence of the Northern Ireland Civil Rights Movement in the late 1960s, following which the province subsided into the civil unrest widely known as 'the Troubles'. Hennessey's even-handed history attempts to understand the reasons for the long history of communal division, mutual suspicion, Catholic alienation, and Protestant siege mentality. It traces the sequence of events, decade by decade, in the history of the troubled province. The great value of the book, however, is in providing an overview of events since the outbreak of the Troubles up to and including the present uncertain peace process. It is the first comprehensive history of Northern Ireland for over fifteen years and brings a contemporary perspective to historical events, taking account of the scholarship which has developed in Northern Ireland studies over the last twenty years." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, very light edge wrinkling. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE ADAM HORNE ADVENTURES.  3 VOLUME SET.  1. THE BOMBAY MARINES.  2. THE WAR CHEST.  3. CHINA FLYER., Hill, Porter.  Wraparound dust jacket illustrations by Paul Wright.
128 Hill, Porter. Wraparound dust jacket illustrations by Paul Wright. THE ADAM HORNE ADVENTURES. 3 VOLUME SET. 1. THE BOMBAY MARINES. 2. THE WAR CHEST. 3. CHINA FLYER.
Souvenir Press, London, 1985, 1986, 1987, first editions. 
220 pp, 220 pp, 203 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), 3 volumes - hard covers in dust jackets. ISBN 0285626515, 0285627139 & 0285627805. B&w maps. From the dust jacket of 'The Bombay Marines': "Newly returned from a successful assignment to rid the Arabian Se a of pirates, Captain Adam Horne of the frigate 'Eclipse' is summoned to the presence of his commading officer, Commodore Watson, head of the East India Company's private fighting unit, the much derided Bombay Marines. It is 1761, and Pond i c h e r r y , last stronghold of the French in the Indian subcontinent, has just fallen to the British. Now Captain Horne is given a strange and secret mission: to capture the defeated French commander Thomas Lally, from his prison at Fort St. G eo rg e in M ad ra s - or the unit will be disbanded for failure. Due to the deployment of most of the Marines on the east coast of India, Horne's force is seriously undermanned. He is left with only one choice: to take his pick of the motley co lle cti on of th iev es, r ap ists and murderers held in the prisons of Bombay Castle and subject them to intensive training for the most closely guarded campaign of the Seven Years' War. Drawing on a wealth of historical characters and events, and on l itt le-s tudi ed d ocum ent s o f the East India Company's early history, the action moves from sea to land, from the colourful waterfront of Bombay to the sadistic penal colony of Bull Island and the final, cataclysmic denouement within th e wa lls o f Fo rt St . Geo rge. In C apta in A dam Horne Porter Hill has created a character as vivid as Hornblower and Ramage, a man who has rejected the prestige of service in the Royal Navy or the East India Company's Maritime Service for the d ashin g, dar e-dev il lif e of h istor y's fi rst c omman do-style unit, operating amid the exotic dangers of Britain's most coveted oriental territories...." Very slight cigarette odor, minor browning to pages and edges of textblocks of one volume , ligh t brown ing to pages and top of te xtblock s of t wo vol umes, very small bump to top corners of boards of one volume. Dust jackets have minor edge wrinkling - "Bombay Marines" has wrinkling at top of flap-folds and tiny dint on front hing e, mino r browni ng at t op edge s, Very Good/V ery Good + 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
129 Hivert-Carthew, Annick. GHOSTLY LIGHTS: GREAT LAKES LIGHTHOUSE TALES OF TERROR.
Manchester, MI Wilderness Adventure Books 1999 0923568441 / 9780923568443 Second Printing Soft Cover Very Good+ Martha Diebboll. 
162 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H). B&w illustrations. "Phantom shadows on Lake Ontario - drowning sailors at Point Iroquois - mysterious disappearances on Hope Island - madness and horror at South Haven. The isolated lighthouses of the Great Lakes provide the perfect setting for twenty-one spine-tingling tales. In these lonely outposts, a solitary keeper struggles with the elements, unknown forces, and internal demons - ." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing, small faint wrinklrs at bottom corner of rear cover, tiny speck of soiling on top of text block. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND., Hocking, Anthony.
130 Hocking, Anthony. PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND.
Toronto McGraw-Hill Ryerson 1978 0070826838 / 9780070826830 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 
64 pp, 11 1/4" H. A volume from 'The Canada Series". Pictorial boards. Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, reproductions, maps. Contents: Land and Sea; The Ecosystem; Ile St. Jean; French and English; New Settlers; The Land Question; Confederation; Island Province; Ships and Foxes; The Economy; Farming; Spud Island; Forestry; Fishing; Aquaculture; Industry; Transportation; Tourism; Energy; Communities; Government; The Assembly; Health and Education; Island Culture; Sport; Harness Racing; The Islanders; Heritage; Environment; Green Gables; Credits and Acknowledgements; Index. Very light browning to edges of text block, very small bump at top corner of boards, very light rubbing on rear board. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
131 Hodgson, Robert G. BACK TRACKING IN THE FUR INDUSTRY.
Toronto Fur Trade Journal of Canada 1947 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good- 
100 pp, 11 7/8" H. Dark blue cloth with black lettering/decoration on front board. B&w photographs, drawings. Contents: Introduction; The Early Silver Fox Industry and the Men Who Made It (Sir Charles Dalton's Own Story / Frank Tuplin / B.I. Rayner / Jim Tuplin / The Industry Spreads / Russia and Japan Raise Silver Foxes / Fox Shows / Biscuits and Medicine / Other Early Ranches and Prices / Early Magazines and Publication / The Fur Markets); History of the Mink Industry (New Type Mink / Early Mink Shows); Through the Eye of the Camera (photographs of hunt camps, fur farms, fur-bearing animals, dog teams, hunting/fishing expeditions, etc.). Much of the early information on fox farming centres on Prince Edward Island. Light wear /wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light wear at corners, minor soiling, two tiny corner bumps. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
THE COLOPHON.  NEW SERIES.  WINTER 1937.  VOLUME II, NUMBER 2., Hogan, Charles Beecher; Berlack, Harris; Hersholt, Jean; Ferguson, DeLancey; Silver, Rollo G.; Lewis, Sinclair; Rushmore, A.W.; Almy Robert F.; Heron, Flodden W.; Ashley-Montagu, M.F.; Hawthorne, Manning; Adams, Randolph G.; Adams, Frederick B., Jr.
132 Hogan, Charles Beecher; Berlack, Harris; Hersholt, Jean; Ferguson, DeLancey; Silver, Rollo G.; Lewis, Sinclair; Rushmore, A.W.; Almy Robert F.; Heron, Flodden W.; Ashley-Montagu, M.F.; Hawthorne, Manning; Adams, Randolph G.; Adams, Frederick B., Jr. THE COLOPHON. NEW SERIES. WINTER 1937. VOLUME II, NUMBER 2.
New York Pynson Printers 1937 Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 
Pagination runs from 165 to 310. Contents: If You Must Write a Bibliography, by Charles Beecher Hogan; Lex Epistolarum, by Harris Berlack; Worlds Built on Books (use of books for Hollywood productions), by Jean Hersholt; "The Petrified Truth" (hoaxes by Mark Twain and Dan De Quille), by DeLancey Ferguson; For the Bright Particular Star (correspondence of Walt Whitman with Mary Costelloe et al.) by Rollo G. Silver; Breaking into Print, by Sinclair Lewis; Busman's Holiday (The Golden Hind Press), by A.W. Rushmore; J.N. Reynolds: A Brief Biography with Particular Reference to Poe and Symmes, by Robert F. Almy; Photographs (the libraries of George Arents, Jr., Morris L. Parrish, Jean Hersholt, Robert P. Eckert, Jr.); Lost? Stolen? Concealed? Literary Properties (thoughts on the original map from Treasure Island, the original manuscript of Seven Pillars of Wisdom, the manuscript of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland), by Flodden W. Heron; Three Unknown Portraits of Walter Savage Landor, by M.F. Ashley-Montagu; Hawthorne and "The Man of God" (Nathaniel Hawthorne and Horace Lorenzo Conolly), by Manning Hawthorne; Notes and Queries; The Crow's Nest (Advertising Announcements and Notes about Contributors), by Frederick B. Adams, Jr. Darkening to top edge of boards and top of text block, tiny light foxing marks on top of text block, minor browning on hinges. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
CONFEDERATION AT THE CROSSROADS:  THE CANADIAN CONSTITUTION., Hopkins, Russell.
133 Hopkins, Russell. CONFEDERATION AT THE CROSSROADS: THE CANADIAN CONSTITUTION.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1968 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket Inscribed By Author
423 pp, 9 1/4" H. Black covers with gilt lettering/decoration on spine. Inscribed on front free endpaper: "To the Hon W. Ross Macdonald: / In recollection of / many happy collaborations / and with best wishes / for the future! / Russell Hopkins / April, 1968." Contents: Author's Preface; A Challenge and a Dilemma; Bagehot's England: The Crown and the Lords; Bagehot's England: The Commons and the Cabinet; Constitutional Beginnings in Canada; Responsible Government; Discord and Deadlock: 1854-64; The Genesis of Confederation; The London Conference, 1866; The Nature and Structure of the B.N.A. Act; The Courts and the Constitution; External Affairs and the Constitution; The Formal Amendment of the Canadian Constitution; The Modern House of Commons; The Modern Senate; The Modern Executive; Retrospect and Prospect; Appendices; Bibliography; Index. Light toning to page margins, some light browning on half-title and title pages, light browning to edges of text block, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, tiny crease at bottom corner of pages 217 to 226, small separation at headband/text block. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
HISTORIC NEWFOUNDLAND., Horwood, Harold
134 Horwood, Harold HISTORIC NEWFOUNDLAND.
Toronto Oxford University Press 1986 0195405641 / 9780195405644 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ John de Visser, photography. 
Unpaginated, 10 3/4" H. Profusely illustrated with colour photographs. "Newfoundland history is that of a people struggling against just about everything - storms and ice-fields, pirates and privateers who wanted to rob them of their meagre earnings, Dutch and French raiders sent to wrest their country from them, and last of all, their own 'home' government in far-off England, where Newfoundland was regarded not as a suitable place for settlement so much as a massive fishing station to be exploited" - "So writes Harold Horwood in this book of photographs portraying the vast sweep of history of Newfoundland - from the Norse settlement in A.D. 1005 to the modern-day province whose people are blending the traditions of the sea with the challenges of modern industry." Three tiny scuffs on rear board. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
135 Horwood, Harold JOEY. THE LIFE AND POLITICAL TIMES OF JOEY SMALLWOOD.
Toronto Stoddart 1989 0773722939 / 9780773722934 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
348 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "(T)he first complete portrait of Joey Smallwood - the most loved, feared and hated of Newfoundlanders who, through a singular will, not only changed his country's history but also held political power continuously, almost unchallenged, for twenty-one years and eight months. Smallwood was a man who, in his time, played many parts: a union organizer who became a strike breaker, a journalist who carried on a running battle with the press, a self-proclaimed socialist whose private friends included the right-wing premier of Quebec Maurice Duplessis, the Portuguese dictator Antonio Salazar, and the most controversial president of the United States, Richard Nixon. He trusted no one and believed that the only way to get somewhere was to take the wheel himself. It was this singleness of mind and purpose that saw him through two bitter and hard-fought constitutional campaigns that would see Newfoundland enter Confederation as our tenth province. Horwood cuts through the hype and half-truths, the anecdotes and legend, to get at the man and his times." Very minor wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top of front hinge area, minor rubbing, faint water mark at top inside of front hinge area. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE BREMEN., Hotson, Fred W.
136 Hotson, Fred W. THE BREMEN.
Toronto CANAV 1988 0921022026 / 9780921022022 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
224 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs, maps. "The flight of the German airplane 'Bremen' from Europe to North America in 1928 was one of the milestones of aviation history. No one had flown the Atlantic in that direction and the risks were high - seven people had died in the attempt. When two Germans and an Irishman left Ireland in the 'Bremen' for New York, there were predictions of a similar fate, and when nothing was heard after 40 hours, the newspapers began preparing obituaries for the gallant crew. Suddenly a message was relayed from a remote Canadian radio station: the aircraft had force-landed on an ice-bound island in the Gulf of St. Lawrence - and the race was on to reach the stranded flyers. The 'Bremen' story is an exciting drama of courage, humour and tragedy. All sorts of people found themselves drawn to the event, from the lighthouse keeper and his family, who watched in amazement as the aircraft landed almost at their front door, to presidents and prime ministers. There were the bush pilots who were first to reach the flyers, the mechanics who tried to repair the 'Bremen', ruthless reporters competing for a scoop, and Lindbergh making a mercy flight in an attempt to save the life of pilot Floyd Bennett. Small wonder an enthusiastic journalist of those aviation-mad day called the 'Bremen' episode, 'the greatest news story of all time'." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE BREMEN., Hotson, Fred W.
137 Hotson, Fred W. THE BREMEN.
Toronto CANAV 1988 0921022026 / 9780921022022 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Signed by Author
224 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs, maps. Signed "Fred W. Hotson" on title page. "The flight of the German airplane 'Bremen' from Europe to North America in 1928 was one of the milestones of aviation history. No one had flown the Atlantic in that direction and the risks were high - seven people had died in the attempt. When two Germans and an Irishman left Ireland in the 'Bremen' for New York, there were predictions of a similar fate, and when nothing was heard after 40 hours, the newspapers began preparing obituaries for the gallant crew. Suddenly a message was relayed from a remote Canadian radio station: the aircraft had force-landed on an ice-bound island in the Gulf of St. Lawrence - and the race was on to reach the stranded flyers. The 'Bremen' story is an exciting drama of courage, humour and tragedy. All sorts of people found themselves drawn to the event, from the lighthouse keeper and his family, who watched in amazement as the aircraft landed almost at their front door, to presidents and prime ministers. There were the bush pilots who were first to reach the flyers, the mechanics who tried to repair the 'Bremen', ruthless reporters competing for a scoop, and Lindbergh making a mercy flight in an attempt to save the life of pilot Floyd Bennett. Small wonder an enthusiastic journalist of those aviation-mad day called the 'Bremen' episode, 'the greatest news story of all time'." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine, minor rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
CAPTAIN BLIGH & MR CHRISTIAN: THE MEN AND THE MUTINY., Hough, Richard.
138 Hough, Richard. CAPTAIN BLIGH & MR CHRISTIAN: THE MEN AND THE MUTINY.
E.P. Dutton, New York, 1973, first edition. 
320 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, b&w plates, drawings, maps. "The main outline of the mutiny is widely known and usually seen in strong blacks and whites. It is only through the author's painstaking scholars hip and reinterpretation of the major characters that the classical quality of this saga takes on a new meaning. Mr. Hough's research took him on prolongued journeys from Christian's birthplace to the other side of the world where Christian' s d e a t h and Bligh's miraculous open-boat escape occurred. For the first time Christian is seen as a troubled and guilty man, proud but soft beneath the skin. Bligh, who had been Captain Cook's brilliant navigator and inadvertent assassin, em er g es a s a co urageous but uncertain leader out of touch with the needs of his men....(This book) throws new light on the relations between Bligh and Christian, on Bligh's voyages to the Pacific, and his incredible journey to New South Wales." Lig ht wr ink li ng at top/bottom of spine, minor fading at top/bottom edges of boards. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, soiling around edges of flaps, minor rubbing. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
DRIFTING SNOW:  AN ARCTIC SEARCH., Houston, James.
139 Houston, James. DRIFTING SNOW: AN ARCTIC SEARCH.
McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, 1992, first edition. 
150 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0771042833 B&w illustrations by the author. "Taken south as a very small child from her Inuit-Eskimo parents in the Canadian Arctic - to save her life from tuberculosis - Elizabeth was one o f the children whose identity papers were lost. As a young teenager, she returns to the Arctic in search of her family and her own culture and language. She decides to stay on Nesak Island with a friendly Inuit-Eskimo family that includes U v i l u , a girl about her own age, and Poota, a somewhat older boy. Uvilu and Poota both speak some English, taught to them by an itinerant teacher who comes seasonally to give them school lessons. Days of near starvation, alleviated when th e g ir ls i n th e s mall settlement discover a way to go under the thick sea ice and collect clams; weeks of summer plenty that follow on the mainland, catching salmon, hunting caribou and geese, then celebrating with dance and song; a return cr os sin g t o t he is lan d tha t is nearly fatal as sea ice and storms close in on their frail boat - all are part of the life Elizabeth shares....an exciting story of one girl's search for her identity." Faint small watermark at bottom of front hi nge are a, l ight wr ink ling a t bo ttom of spine, minor edge rubbing. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, several very light dye marks on inside surface - probaly due to light dampness. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
AMPLE MANSIONS:  THE VICEREGAL RESIDENCES OF THE CANADIAN PROVINCES., Hubbard, R.H.  Foreword by Her Excellency, Jeanne Sauve.
140 Hubbard, R.H. Foreword by Her Excellency, Jeanne Sauve. AMPLE MANSIONS: THE VICEREGAL RESIDENCES OF THE CANADIAN PROVINCES.
Ottawa University of Ottawa Pres 1989 0776602772 / 9780776602776 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ 
237 pp, oblong (9 1/4" H x 12 1/4" D). Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, repro-ductions. "The viceregal residences of the Canadian provinces mirror the idiosyncrasies of their inhabitants, and the tastes and talents of the architects, builders, gardeners, furniture makers and decorators who created them. In 'Ample Mansions' you will see the finest - and sometimes the worst - of Canadian style. There's no shortage of pomp in our viceregal history, but Dr. Hubbard's scholarly and sprightly text goes behind the scenes too, where there's plenty of room for rot and mildew, plugged drains and erratic staff. There are ample mansions crumbling from neglect, ample mansions consumed in conflagrations, ample mansions falling victim to political spats - and ample mansions rising in new splendour." Fine book. Dust jacket has three small areas of minor rubbing on rear panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
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