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CHEADLE'S JOURNAL OF TRIP ACROSS CANADA, 1862-1863., Cheadle, Walter B.  Introduction and notes by A.G. Doughty and Gustave Lanctot.  Introduction to new edition by Lewis H. Thomas.
121 Cheadle, Walter B. Introduction and notes by A.G. Doughty and Gustave Lanctot. Introduction to new edition by Lewis H. Thomas. CHEADLE'S JOURNAL OF TRIP ACROSS CANADA, 1862-1863.
Edmonton M.G. Hurtig 1971 0888300352 / 9780888300355 First Thus Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
311 pp, 7 5/8" H. B&w illustrations, fold-out map at rear."The incredible journey of William Fitzwilliam, Viscount Milton, and his long-suffering companion, Dr. Walter Butler Cheadle, over the uncharted Yellowhead route in 1862-63 was a highly improbable, miraculously successful expedition, well-seasoned with comic relief though it very nearly ended several times in tragedy. Dr. Cheadle's 'Journal' first appeared in 1931, sixty-six years after publication of 'The North-West Passage by Land', a bestselling account of the expedition supposedly co-authored by the young Lord Milton and his companion. Besides confirming suspicions that the first book was in fact Cheadle's, the 'Journal' is more candid about the two adventurer's motives ('we were a mere party of pleasure'), and a much more precise record of life and travel in the Northwest during the latter days of the fur trade era. Cheadle acknowledges the heavy debt owed by all of the early explorers to the plains Indians, who passed on to the first white men their sophistication in the ways of the wilderness. He also records the gradual demoralization of the native people under the impact of European culture. His own Assiniboine guide was an invaluable support to Cheadle, who had to cope not only with Lord Milton's constant petulance and frequent illness, but with the most obnoxious hitchhiker ever to cross the Rockies." On or two small faint areas of browning on edges of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear and tiny tears/creases - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds (archivally taped), slight fading to spine color, faint small writing impressions on front panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
DICK WHITTINGTON AND HIS CAT.  (ALSO INCLUDES:  THE HALF-CHICK; THE LITTLE RED HEN AND THE GRAIN OF WHEAT; FIVE LITTLE CHICKENS; CHICKS; HIDE-AND-SEEK; IN THE CHICKEN YARD; FAITHFUL GOLDIE; THE MAGPIE'S NEST; WEE ROBIN'S CHRISTMAS SONG; ETC.), Clinton, Althea L., editor.  Illustrated by Bill Bailey.
122 Clinton, Althea L., editor. Illustrated by Bill Bailey. DICK WHITTINGTON AND HIS CAT. (ALSO INCLUDES: THE HALF-CHICK; THE LITTLE RED HEN AND THE GRAIN OF WHEAT; FIVE LITTLE CHICKENS; CHICKS; HIDE-AND-SEEK; IN THE CHICKEN YARD; FAITHFUL GOLDIE; THE MAGPIE'S NEST; WEE ROBIN'S CHRISTMAS SONG; ETC.)
Saalfield, Akron, Ohio, c1931. 
Unpaginated, large 8vo (9 5/8" H), hard cover (pictorial front cover) - no dust jacket. B&w illustrations. Additional stories, verses: Something About Tommy; Do Not Boast; The Cats and the Monkey; What Kitty Said to the China Cat; Our Barnyard; On ce There Was a Kitty; Why Cats Wash Their Faces After Eating; The Owl and the Pussy-Cat. Book light cracked at several places - pages holding well, moderate to heavy edge wear, a few scattered tiny light foxing marks and rubbing marks on b o a r d s , s l ight bump at corners. Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
123 Coates, Ken and McGuinness, Fred. With Roger Newman. THE KEYSTONE PROVINCE; AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF MANITOBA ENTERPRISE.
Burlington, Ontario Windsor Publications 1988 0897812573 / 9780897812573 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
184 pp, 11 1/4" H. B&w and colour photographs, reproductions. "(The authors) describe Manitoba's beginnings as a fur trade empire under the Hudson's Bay Company. They depict the development of the province's resources and potential as a national priority when, in 1870, a very small Province of Manitoba was created to spearhead the development of a western agrarian empire. Working within a changing social and economic climate, entrepreneurs struggled to establish Winnipeg as the West's premier city, and situated that city as the hub of a transportation and distribution network that supported the province's heartland. Ranging forward, the authors' accounting of the province's role in agriculture, industry, hydro, mining, and tourism is given within the context of national and international forces. Roger Newman has prepared histories of selected Manitoba businesses and organizations whose contributions to the development of the Keystone Province should not go unrecorded." Minor wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
AN OUTLINE OF BRITISH MILITARY HISTORY, 1660-1939.  THIRD EDITION., Cole, D.H., Major and Priestley, E.C., Major.
124 Cole, D.H., Major and Priestley, E.C., Major. AN OUTLINE OF BRITISH MILITARY HISTORY, 1660-1939. THIRD EDITION.
Sifton Praed, London, 1939, 3rd edition. 
452 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover (red cloth with black lettering on spine and front board) - no dust jacket. Errata slip tipped-in at page 433. B&w maps - several fold-out. Contents: The Birth of the British Regular Army; Early Days of the Regular Army; The First Round With France, 1689-1697; The War of the Spanish Succession, 1702-1714; 1714-1755; The Seven Years War, 1756-1763; The Loss of the American Colonies, 1763-1793; The Gaining of the Indian Empire, 1763-1781; Britain's Fight Against Revolutionary France, 1784-1802; The War with the French Empire, 1803-1807; The Peninsular War, 1808-1814; The Waterloo Campaign, 1815; The New Empire Overseas, 1815-1852; British Supremacy in India, 1818-1852; The Crimean War; The Indian Mutiny; The Cardwell Reforms and Other Changes; Small Wars, 1859-1899; Canada, New Zealand and South Africa, 1852-1899; The South African War, 1899-1902; Events Leading Up to the Great War, 1902-1914; The Effort of the Regular Forces, 1914-1915; The Voluntary Effort, 1915-1917; The National Effort and the Final Victory, 1917-1918; Back to Normal, 1919-1929; From 1930 Onwards; Appendices - List of the Regiments of the Regular Army; The Development of Small Arms; The Evolution of the Indian Army; The Evolution of the War Office; Bibliography. Previous owner's name and a number on free front endpaper, inside front hinge partly split but holding well, a few handwritten pencil notes on rear endpapers, closed tear archivally taped on map at page 398, very minor text loss on page 379, slight cracking at pages 334/335, erased pencil note in margin of page 316, minor pencil underlining of text on page 268, tiny dye stains at fore-edge of index pages and rear end papers, moderate rubbing to boards - wear at corners, 1" split at bottom of rear hinge, light soiling to boards, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, darkening to edges of textblock. Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THREATENED SWALLOWTAIL BUTTERFLIES OF THE WORLD.  THE IUCN RED DATA BOOK., Collins, N. Mark and Morris, Michael G.
125 Collins, N. Mark and Morris, Michael G. THREATENED SWALLOWTAIL BUTTERFLIES OF THE WORLD. THE IUCN RED DATA BOOK.
IUCN, Gland, Switzerland, 1985. 
401 pp + 8 colour plates depicting 40 threatened species, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 2880326036 Contents: How to use this book; The swallowtail butterflies: an introduction to the family and its conservation; Swallowtai ls of the world: their nomenclature, distribution and conservation status; Analysis of critical faunas; Trade in swallowtail butterflies; Reviews of threatened species; Appendices (List of Papilionidae in threatened categories / Papilionidae tha t r e quire further monitoring and research); Index; Plates. Previous owner's sticker on front pastedown, one tiny corner bump, light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear and wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-fold s, on e small edge tear archivally taped. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
MILITARIA MAGAZINE.  NO. 19.  SEPTEMBER 1995.  (ENGLISH EDITION.), Constant, David, ed.  (Yves Buffetaut, Jean Restayn, Ed Storey, Jonathan Gawne, Louis Delperier, Bertrand Malvaux, Philippe Charbonnier, Jocelyn Garnier, Christopher Allenby, Robert F Stedman, Martin Brayley.)
126 Constant, David, ed. (Yves Buffetaut, Jean Restayn, Ed Storey, Jonathan Gawne, Louis Delperier, Bertrand Malvaux, Philippe Charbonnier, Jocelyn Garnier, Christopher Allenby, Robert F Stedman, Martin Brayley.) MILITARIA MAGAZINE. NO. 19. SEPTEMBER 1995. (ENGLISH EDITION.)
London Collectors Press. 1995 Soft Cover Very Good 
50 pp, 11 11/16" H, stapled in wraps (magazine format). Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w photographs, profiles. Contents: The Canadian War Museum; Close-Up: British Infantryman, Normandy 1944; The Helmets of the French Cuirassiers and Dra gons, 1914-1915; Close-Up: DP-28 Assistant Gunner, Byelorussia 1944; Luftwaffe Combined Pilot's and Observer's Badges; Mine Detectors of the U.S. Army, 1941-1945; Uniforms of the Provisional Reichswehr, 1919-1921; The Italian Semovente; The Black Wa tch of Canada during the Great War: Uniforms and insignia of the 13th Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force - Part 2. 1916-1918. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor wear on spine, light rubbing on rear cover, small old price label and one tiny corner crease on front cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
127 Constantin-Weyer, M. THE HALF-BREED. HARLEQUIN 318.
Harlequin, Toronto, (1954). 
192 pp, mass market paperback. "...Against irresistible numbers, (Louis Riel) led his followers in the unequal but heroic struggle for supremacy. No more virile fighter and lover has come to life in the pages of modern fiction. Riel combined all the gallantry of his French blood, with the ferocity and cunning of his Indian forebears, and like many another brave man, his chivalry to women helped to undo him." Interior - light browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous own ership marks. Exterior - light to moderate edge wear - mainly on spine and rear cover, rear cover has light rubbing, light waviness, small corner crease (migrates into last few pages) and light staining at bottom section, small water stains to bottom of textblock, small letter 'S" written in ink on front cover. Good. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
RED IRON NIGHTS.  GARRETT P.I. SERIES., Cook, Glen.
128 Cook, Glen. RED IRON NIGHTS. GARRETT P.I. SERIES.
New York ROC 1991 0451451082 / 9780451451088 1st Printing Mass Market Paperback Very Good 
270 pages, 6 13/16" H. "Blood-soaked blades had been taking their toll among the luscious lovelies in Garrett's home city of TunFaire. And though Garrett could be as civic-minded as the next guy - unless the next guy was Captain Block of the Watch - the private eye wasn't sure he really wanted to take on a serial killer psycho who did too good a carving job and never left any of the blood behind. Still, having Block pay him for his services with lots of ill-gotten government funds, and having his own partner, the Dead Man, strenuously urge him to take the case, proved an irresistible combination for Garrett. And so the top - and only - private eye around found himself lining up his allies for a search that would take him from the lowest slums to the highest estates, from confrontations with butterfly- and magic-spitting enemies to run-ins with the king of crime's wayward daughter to a final encounter with an ancient evil which had once again been loosed on his unsuspecting town." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very soft corner crease on front cover, small corner crease on rear cover - migrates into pages, light edge wear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS., Cooke, Alistair.
129 Cooke, Alistair. A COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS.
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1954 First Edition Card Very Good Good 
30 pp, 8 7/16" H. Stapled in heavy card covers with dust jacket patterned in red and black. "This address was given before the Smith College graduating class at Northampton, Massachusetts, on June 7, 1954. The las part includes some things I had said two years before to honor students of the University of Michigan, because I think they are important to say to young Americans everywhere and because I don't know how to say them betters." From the author's "Note". Light rusting to staples, book is light cocked, some soft creases at corners. Dust jacket has some browning and darkening - mainly on spine. tears on flap-folds and hinges, tiny light stain on front label, edge wear and very small chips at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE MAGICIAN'S BOY., Cooper, Susan.
130 Cooper, Susan. THE MAGICIAN'S BOY.
New York Margaret K. McElderry 2004 068987622X / 9780689876226 First American Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Serena Riglietti. 
101 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H). B&w illustrations. "The Boy polishes the Magician's wands, and catches the rabbits that the Magician pulls out of hats. But the Boy's favorite job is operating the puppets for the Magician's famous puppet play, 'Saint George and the Dragon' - until one terrible day when, in the middle of a performance, the Boy can't find the Saint George puppet. The Magician is furious. He points a long magical finger at the Boy, and - poof! - the Boy is suddenly in the strange Land of Story, where he must find Saint George. The Boy's hunt for Saint George is full of adventures with oddly familiar people. He saves the Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe from losing her children; he spoils the wolf's plan to eat Little Red Riding Hood; and he narrowly escapes being eaten himself by the Giant at the top of Jack's beanstalk. But the Boy's last adventure is the most amazing of all - and changes his life forever. No child who reads this delightful tale by master storyteller Susan Cooper is likely to forget it." Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
MILITARY RECORDS OF CORNELL UNIVERSITY IN THE WORLD WAR.  (FIRST WORLD WAR), Cornell University.
131 Cornell University. MILITARY RECORDS OF CORNELL UNIVERSITY IN THE WORLD WAR. (FIRST WORLD WAR)
Ithaca, New York Cornell University 1930 First Edition Hard Cover Good 
627 pp, 9 1/4" H. Red cloth with gold lettering on spine, blindstamped crest on front board. B&w frontispiece. Contents: Introduction; The Roll of the Fallen; Abbreviations; Military Posts; Operations; The Service Roster; Decorations; Class Index. Dust soiling on top of text block, soiling marks on bottom of text block, dlight fading to spine color, light staining mark on front board, small bump at bottom of rear hinge. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
132 Corr, Gerard H. THE CHINESE RED ARMY: CAMPAIGNS AND POLITICS SINCE 1949.
Osprey, Reading, 1974, first edition. 
176 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs, maps. "The modern Chinese army has been in existence for twenty-five years and has been at war, somewhere, for most of that time. It is thus the most battle-hardened army in the worl d. Its four major campaigns have been in Tibet, Korea, India and the Russian confrontation in Mongolia - all on China's border....China's military achievements in these campaigns have not before been considered together as a single developin g s t o r y . Mr Corr does so now against the background of China's political advancement. He presents both sides of each argument, and demonstrates that the Chinese attitude is usually racial rather than political: they are Chinese first and Com mu n is t se co nd . He examines the internal political divisions of the People's Liberation Army, especially the 'Red versus expert' debate, culminating in the mysterious death in 1971 of Lin Piao. The book concudes with an up-to-date assessment of th e R ed Ar my' s s trength, potential, and political motivation." Moderate cigarette odor, slight browning to pages and edges of text block. Dust jacket has minor wear and wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light browning. V ery Goo d-/ Very Goo d 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE FLOWERING PLANTS OF THE TSITSIKAMA FOREST AND COASTAL NATIONAL PARK.  DIE BLOMPLANTE VAN DIE TSITSIKAMABOS EN SEEKUS NASIONALE PARK., Courtenay-Latimer, M. and Smith, G.G.  Artwork by H. Bokelmann and A. Batten.
133 Courtenay-Latimer, M. and Smith, G.G. Artwork by H. Bokelmann and A. Batten. THE FLOWERING PLANTS OF THE TSITSIKAMA FOREST AND COASTAL NATIONAL PARK. DIE BLOMPLANTE VAN DIE TSITSIKAMABOS EN SEEKUS NASIONALE PARK.
National Parks Board, Republic of South Africa, 1967. 
Unpaginated, small 8vo (7 15/16" H), hard cover (pictorial front board) - no dust jacket. Bilingual text (English/Afrikaans). Foreword/Voorword, Introduction/Inleiding, Index Scientific Names/Wetenskaplike Naamlys, Index Common Names/Algemene Naam lys. 64 color plates with descriptions on facing page. Dampness marks on most of the front board, bump to top corner of both boards, tiny bump at bottom front corner, moderate rubbing and small light stain on rear board, a few tiny dints o n s o m e e dges of boards. Good reference copy only. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THREE - AND TONI.  ACORN BOOKS NO. 25., Courtney, Christine.
134 Courtney, Christine. THREE - AND TONI. ACORN BOOKS NO. 25.
Victory, London, 1970, reprint. 
86 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "Isn't it awkward when you are planning a wonderful get-together and then learn you have to share it with an unwelcome guest? This was what happened to Frances and her two friends. But they soon found that Toni Meredith, haughty and glamorous, had not intention of joining in their activities. She had other ideas - dashing around in a red sports car, for instance, and visiting Turnstone Island with Justin Paynter. Life seemed gay and carefree until Justin deserted her....on the island....alone....except for the weird seabirds." School presentation bookplate and a few tiny light foxing marks on free front endpaper, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny scuff on rear board , two very small corner bumps and shallow bump to fore-edge of rear board, light edge wear. Dust jacket is price clipped, has old price label on front flap, very light edge wear/wrinkling, a few tiny light foxing marks on inside surface, c o l o r s b r i ght. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
PEEPS AT MANY LANDS:  CANADA., Cranston, J. Herbert.
135 Cranston, J. Herbert. PEEPS AT MANY LANDS: CANADA.
London A. & C. Black 1935 Hard Cover Good+ Fair T. Mower Martin. 
90 pp, small 8vo (7 11/16" H). 4 colour plates by T. Mower Martin, b&w map, photographs - collated. Contents: "From Sea to Sea and From River Unto the Ends of the Earth"; Seen From an Aeroplane; A Climate Second to None; The Canadian Melting Pot; City and Country Life; The Habitants of Quebec; Maintaining Law and Order; The Red Man's Last Stand; Caring for the Eskimos; Centres of Population; The World's Fastest Games (Ice Hockey / Lacrosse); Fun in the Out-of-Doors; The Gigantic Iron Horse; More Motorists than Cyclists; Mercy Flights in the Northland; Wild but not Dangerous; Mining Comes to the Front; The Lumberjack; Cowboys and "Combines"; Trap Lines and Fish Nets. Very light browning to pages and endpapers, previous owner's bookplate and name in ink on front endpapers, light browning to edges of text block and on spine/edges of boards, minor soiling, one slight corner bump, light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has chips, tears and creases; moderate rubbing/soiling. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
136 Crisp, Jack H. PRESSURE POINT: A SPECIAL OPERATIONS EXECUTIVE NOVEL.
Simon & Pierre, (Toronto, 1980), Ist printing. 
215 pp, large 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. "...Janos Illyes, out for a romantic evening at Toronto's elegant CN Tower restaurant...encounters his wartime commander, Colonel Mark Sherwood, and suddenly finds himself involved in a life and death m ission. Sherwood request his help to uncover the mysterious spy network affecting the upper echelons of NATO, and the situation must be corrected before the NATO meetings the following week...from Brussels to Oslo and finally to Gdansk, ( J a n o s r a c e s) against time to rescue NATO..." The former owner of this book, himself a member of SOE during WWII, has written a note on the front flyleaf declaring his belief that the author must have been a member of SOE - he calls the b oo k a 'n on -f i ct io n no vel'. Previous owners personal card on free front endpaper, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very small mark to fore-edge of textblock. Dust jacket has moderate rubbing, slight fading to spine, red ink 'touch-up ' t o wo rn cor ner s, sm all t ear s/chips/creases at top of spine, very small closed tear on rear hinge, one 1/2" closed tear, crease down rear flap - now protected in mylar sleeve. VG/G 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
STORIES OF KING ARTHUR AND HIS KNIGHTS., Crowlesmith, J., Rev.
137 Crowlesmith, J., Rev. STORIES OF KING ARTHUR AND HIS KNIGHTS.
London Aldine Hard Cover Good Fair H.S. Greig. 
172 pp, 7 1/2" H. Red boards with black lettering/illustration on spine and front board. Colour frontispiece, b&w illustrations. No date, but Xmas greetings on free front endpaper dated 1936. "The stories that follow are taken from Sir Thomas Malory's 'Morte D'Arthur', the great collection of romances about King Arthur which was written in the fifteenth century, and printed first of all by Caxton. Scholars say that Arthur was a British hero, one of the leaders of the Britons against the English invaders in the sixth century. In course of time legends centred round his name in the memory of the defeated race. To the original stories the Middle Ages added others, some of which belonged to later heroes, and, finally, these were combined with various legends of the Christian Church about the finding of the Holy Grail, the cup from which Christ is said to have drunk at the Last Supper with His disciples. Thus we get the beautiful cycle of romances which shines in the pages of Malory's great book. This version has been written for younger children. As far as possible the old-world style of Malory's narrative has been preserved, while the stories chosen are those which seem to present a message to youth." Contents: Introduction; The Sword in the Stone; King Arthur sees a Strange Knight; The Sword Excalibur; Balin, the Poor Knight; The Invisible Knight; The Battle of the Brothers; The Table Round; The Merciful Knight; The Death of Merlin; King Arthur and Accolon; The Lady of the Lake; The Marvellous Giant; The Two Giants; The Disguised Knight; The Shipwreck of Sir Lamorak; Launcelot and the Dragon; Sir Bors in the Castle Adventurous; Sir Gawaine's Rescue; The Knight with the Ugly Coat; Sir Tristram and King Mark; The Story of Sir Alisander; When Sir Launcelot was Mad; Seeking the Holy Grail; Sir Galahad's Shield; Sir Launcelot and the Holy Grail; Sir Percivale and the Lion; The Holy Grail is Seen; Fed by the Holy Grail; The Death of Sir Galahad; The Poisoned Apple; The Lady of Astolat; End of the Table Round; The Death of Arthur. Light to moderate edge wear, 1" tear at bottom of front hinge, book is slightly cocked, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light fading at top edge of spine, Christmas gift inscription on front free endpaper, wrinkling on frontispiece near gutter. Dust jacket has edge tears and chips, creases on front panel, rubbing/soiling on rear panel - light rubbing elsewhere, slight fading to spine color, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE DESCENT OF MAN, AND SELECTION IN RELATION TO SEX.  SECOND EDITION, REVISED AND AUGMENTED.  FIFTEENTH THOUSAND., Darwin, Charles.
138 Darwin, Charles. THE DESCENT OF MAN, AND SELECTION IN RELATION TO SEX. SECOND EDITION, REVISED AND AUGMENTED. FIFTEENTH THOUSAND.
London John Murray 1882 Second Edition, reivsed and augmented. Half-Leather Very Good- T.W. Wood. 
xvi, 693 pp, small 8vo (7 3/8" H), leather spine with 5 raised bands, black leather title label, gilt lettering & decoration, leather corners, marbled-paper covered boards, marbling to all edges of text block. Marbled endpapers. List of other titles by Darwin on verso of title page. B&w illustrations. "(Here, Darwin) applies evolutionary theory to human evolution, and details his theory of sexual selection, a form of biological adaptation distinct from, yet interconnected with, natural selection. The book discusses many related issues, including evolutionary psychology, evolutionary ethics, differences between human races, differences between sexes, the dominant role of women in mate choice, and the relevance of the evolutionary theory to society." Scattered tiny foxing marks on verso of free endpapers and on adjacent pages, an area of light foxing in the top margin of pages 88 & 89, gilt lettering and decorarion on the spine has faded (not on spine label), darkening to top of text block, light rubbing on marble paper on boards, light to moderate edge wear to boards, small areas of flaking to leather on hinges, red leather on spine and at corners has faded to light brown. 
Price: 425.00 USD
 
 
THE EFFECTS OF CROSS AND SELF FERTILISATION IN THE VEGETABLE KINGDOM.  FIRST EDITION., Darwin, Charles.
139 Darwin, Charles. THE EFFECTS OF CROSS AND SELF FERTILISATION IN THE VEGETABLE KINGDOM. FIRST EDITION.
London John Murray 1876 First Edition. Half-Leather Very Good- 
viii, 482 pp, small 8vo (7 3/8" H), leather spine with 5 raised bands, black leather title label, gilt lettering & decoration, leather corners, marbled-paper covered boards, marbling to all edges of text block. Marbled endpapers. List of other titles by Darwin on verso of title page. Errata slip laid in following "Contents". "(Darwin's report) on experiments conducted on over 60 different species of plants, where he used controlled pollinations in order to produce self-fertilised and cross-fertilised descendants. Through growth experiments of this progeny, he concluded that self-fertilised progeny performed poorer in most species and for most traits measured. Thus he showed that inbreeding may have severe detrimental effects on progeny. While this idea was accepted by many, e.g. plant and animal breeders, Darwin's book provided overwhelming experimental support for this idea. This book has remained the starting point for the study of inbreeding and is cited in scientific papers to this effect to this day." A few scattered tiny foxing marks on verso of free endpapers and on adjacent pages, small piece missing from bottom corner of page leaf 399/400, some gilt lettering and decorarion on the spine has faded slightly (not on spine label), darkening to top of text block, light to moderate edge wear to boards/corners, small areas of flaking to leather on hinges, light wear/very small bump at top of spine, a small bump at top edge of both boards near hinges, red leather on spine and somewhat at corners has faded to light brown. 
Price: 750.00 USD
 
 
THE MOVEMENTS AND HABITS OF CLIMBING PLANTS., Darwin, Charles.
140 Darwin, Charles. THE MOVEMENTS AND HABITS OF CLIMBING PLANTS.
London John Murray 1875 First Edition Half-Leather Very Good - George Darwin. 
viii, 208 pp, small 8vo (7 3/8" H), leather spine with 5 raised bands, black leather title label, gilt lettering & decoration, leather corners, marbled-paper covered boards, marbling to all edges of text block. Marbled endpapers. B&w illustrations. List of other titles by Darwin on verso of title page. The title page states "Second Edition, Revised", but this is the first appearance of the title in book form. It first appeared in the 'Journal of the Linnean Society' in 1865, but "is here reproduced in a corrected and, I hope, clearer form, with some additional facts." - from the author's Preface. Contents: Preface; Twining Plants; Leaf-Climbers; Tendril-Bearers; Tendril-Bearer's - continued; Hook and Root-Climbers - Concluding Remarks; Index. The publisher's catalogue that is sometimes included at the rear of this volume is not present here. Foxing marks on verso of free endpapers and on several adjacent pages, some gilt lettering and decorarion on the spine has faded slightly (not on spine label), darkening to top of text block, very small ink stain on fore-edge of text block - light to moderate edge wear to boards/corners, small areas of flaking to leather on hinges, red leather on spine and somewhat at corners has faded to light brown. 
Price: 450.00 USD
 
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