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PEEPS AT MANY LANDS:  CANADA., Cranston, J. Herbert.
141 Cranston, J. Herbert. PEEPS AT MANY LANDS: CANADA.
London A. & C. Black 1935 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
 
 
OPERA:  A RECORD OF THE OPERA PRODUCTIONS AT THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE, COVENT GARDEN, FROM 27th JUNE 1960 TO 13th JULY 1962.  GOVENT GARDEN BOOK NO. 14., Crisp, Clement, editor.  Introduction by Sir David Webster.  Articles by Georg Solti, Earl of Drogeda.  Cover design by Sean Kenny.
142 Crisp, Clement, editor. Introduction by Sir David Webster. Articles by Georg Solti, Earl of Drogeda. Cover design by Sean Kenny. OPERA: A RECORD OF THE OPERA PRODUCTIONS AT THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE, COVENT GARDEN, FROM 27th JUNE 1960 TO 13th JULY 1962. GOVENT GARDEN BOOK NO. 14.
Adam & Charles Black, London, n.d. 
68 pp, 11 5/8" H, soft cover. Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, drawings, costume studies. Contents: Preface; Introduction; The Musical Director; The Opera Benevolent Fund; A Midsummer Night's Dream; King Priam; Don Giovan ni; Alcina; Fastaff; La Sonnambula; Fidelio; Iphigenie en Tauride; Die Walkure; Die Zauberflote; The Silent Woman; L'Heure Espagnole; Erwartung; Gianni Schicchi; Other Operas in the Repertory; Guest Artists; Conductors; The Orchestra. Inte r i o r - s o ft crease at top corner of pages and very small soft crease at bottom corner, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, very small corner creases, a few very small dints and scuffs on top h al f of s p in e , li ght rubbing, minor soiling. Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
STEAM NAVIGATION AND ITS RELATION TO THE COMMERCE OF CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES., Croil, James.
143 Croil, James. STEAM NAVIGATION AND ITS RELATION TO THE COMMERCE OF CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES.
Toronto Coles 1973 Facsimile Edition. Fine Very Good 
381 pp, 8 5/8" H. Burgundy cloth with black title block, gilt lettering/banding on spine, gilt lettering/banding on front board - one of the Coles Canadian Collection. B&w photographs, drawings, reproductions, maps. A facsimile of the edition published by William Briggs, Toronto, 1898. "(This) is an exciting study of the development of steam navigation in Canada. In tracing the transition from sailing ships to the paddle-steamer, and from the paddle-steamer to the revolutionary screw-propeller, the author writes with the kind of imaginative insight that brings back to life a past age of challenge. One of the delightful features of this book is the vivid study of shipping on the Great Lakes. Croil's account of the lake ships catches the imagination with its comprehensive study of past glories: LaSalle's schooner of ten tons, whose journey was halted by the Niagara Falls; the first lake steamer, the 'Frontenac' (1816), said to be the best example of naval architecture in North America; the 'Queen Charlotte' (1818), which carried passengers from Prescott to the stage-coach station at the head of the Bay of Quinte; the 'Gore', built at Niagara in 1838, which was one of the earliest passenger steamers on Georgian Bay; and the 'Bruce Mines', which carried copper ore on Lake Huron. The reader will be equally delighted by the large number of illustrations Croil provides. (They) present a glorious pictorial record of early shipping, showing the curious Miller Twin-Boat of 1788, C.P.R.'s astonishingly modern 'Empress' line of 1891, the Ottawa river steamer, the 'Sovereign', and the 'Passport', a mail paddle-steamer which sailed from Lake Ontario to Montreal." Dust jacket has minor edge rubbing, very tiny tear at bottom of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
144 Croil, James. STEAM NAVIGATION AND ITS RELATION TO THE COMMERCE OF CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES.
Toronto Coles 1973 Facsimile Edition. Very Good+ Very Good 
381 pp, 8 5/8" H. Burgundy cloth with black title block, gilt lettering/banding on spine, gilt lettering/banding on front board - one of the Coles Canadian Collection. B&w photographs, drawings, reproductions, maps. A facsimile of the edition published by William Briggs, Toronto, 1898. "(This) is an exciting study of the development of steam navigation in Canada. In tracing the transition from sailing ships to the paddle-steamer, and from the paddle-steamer to the revolutionary screw-propeller, the author writes with the kind of imaginative insight that brings back to life a past age of challenge. One of the delightful features of this book is the vivid study of shipping on the Great Lakes. Croil's account of the lake ships catches the imagination with its comprehensive study of past glories: LaSalle's schooner of ten tons, whose journey was halted by the Niagara Falls; the first lake steamer, the 'Frontenac' (1816), said to be the best example of naval architecture in North America; the 'Queen Charlotte' (1818), which carried passengers from Prescott to the stage-coach station at the head of the Bay of Quinte; the 'Gore', built at Niagara in 1838, which was one of the earliest passenger steamers on Georgian Bay; and the 'Bruce Mines', which carried copper ore on Lake Huron. The reader will be equally delighted by the large number of illustrations Croil provides. (They) present a glorious pictorial record of early shipping, showing the curious Miller Twin-Boat of 1788, C.P.R.'s astonishingly modern 'Empress' line of 1891, the Ottawa river steamer, the 'Sovereign', and the 'Passport', a mail paddle-steamer which sailed from Lake Ontario to Montreal." Light wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has light rubbing, one edge tear archivally taped 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
LOVELL'S GAZETTEER OF BRITISH NORTH AMERICA:  CONTAINING THE LATEST AND MOST AUTHENTIC DESCRIPTIONS OF OVER SIX THOUSAND CITIES, TOWNS AND VILLAGES, Crossby, P.A., editor.
145 Crossby, P.A., editor. LOVELL'S GAZETTEER OF BRITISH NORTH AMERICA: CONTAINING THE LATEST AND MOST AUTHENTIC DESCRIPTIONS OF OVER SIX THOUSAND CITIES, TOWNS AND VILLAGES
Montreal John Lovell 1873 Good 
464 pp +(4 pp) 'List of Montreal Telegraph Company's Own Offices' + 115 pp 'The Railway and Steamboat Routes in British North America; Accompanied by a Table Showing the Cities, Towns and Villages, Alphabetically Arranged, and Giving the Distances from Each Place to the Nearest Station or Port; + (1 pp) Addenda/Errata + 44 pp (Advertising Section). Title page continues: "In the Provinces of Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island, Manitoba, British Columbia, and the North West Territories; and General Information, Drawn from Official Sources, as to the Names, Locality, Extent, etc., of over Fifteen Hundred Lakes and Rivers, with a Table of Routes, Showing the Proximity of the Railroad Stations, and Sea, Lake and River Ports, to the Cities, Towns, Villages, etc., in the Several Provinces." Black cloth with gold lettering/decoration on spine, gold crest on front board. Laid in at front is a partial column newspaper clipping dated 1874, calling for proposals for "the erection of a line of telegraph along the general route of the Canadian Pacific Railway". Some small areas of surface paper loss on inside hinges, very light browning to pages, light water stain at fore-edge of rear endpapers, browning to edges of text block, light to moderate edge wear, moderate wrinkling to cloth on boards, light soiling/rubbing. 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
146 Crowe, H. Warren. Chapter on Surgical Treatment by Herbert Frankling. BACTERIOLOGY & SURGERY OF CHRONIC ARTHRITIS AND RHEUMATISM WITH END-RESULTS OF TREATMENT. OXFORD MEDICAL PUBLICATIONS.
Humphrey Milford/Oxford University Press, London, 1927, Ist edition. 
187 pp, small 4to (10" H), hard cover (maroon boards, gold lettering on spine, black lettering on front board) - no dust jacket. B&w graphs, tables, x-rays, photos, 2 color plates. Contents: Classification; Aetiology - Osteoarthritis and Streptococci; Aetiology Continued - Dental Infections and Systemic Involvements. A Review and Commentary; Ditto - Foci of Infection Other than Dental; Ditto - Rheumatoid Arthritis; Aetiology Concluded; Anaylsis of Results; Surgical Treatment; Bacteriological Technique; Classification of the Streptococci; Appendix. Interior - previous owner's name and information written on front pastedown, pages browning very lightly, nine pages with pen marks in margins, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor soiling to boards, light liquid stain on lower front board. VG- 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
147 Cruikshank, Ernest A., Brigadier General. Edited by Gavin K. Watt. THE KING'S ROYAL REGIMENT OF NEW YORK. WITH THE ADDITION OF AN INDEX, APPENDICES AND A MASTER MUSTER ROLL.
Privately published, Toronto, 1984 (original text published by The Ontario Historical Society, Toronto, 1931). 
295 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H), hard cover (black boards with silver lettering on spine, silver insignia on front board) - no dust jacket. B&w illustrations. Contents: Dedication; Preface; Introduction; A Brief Biography of Brig. Gen. Ernest Alexan der Cruikshank; The Cruikshank Book, The King's Royal Regiment of New York: In the Valley of the Mohawk; The Flight to Canada; The Winter of 1776-77; The Expedition Against Fort Stanwix; Service on the Frontier in 1778; Scouting and Recrui t i n g ; A B l ow in the Air; The Raid on Johnson Hall; The Second Raid Into the Valley; Alarums and Excursions; The Third Raid Into the Valley; The Occupation of Oswego; The Last Foray; Guarding the Gates; The Occupation of Cataraqui; Disbandmen t an d Se tt l em e nt ; Appendices - The Return of Officers of the Late Battalion, King's Royal Regiment of New York, 2nd Battalion; General Abstract of Men, Women and Children Settled on the New Townships on the River St. Lawrence; Notes to the Cr ui ksh an k T ext b y F ra nk B. Risteen and Gavin K. Watt; Artifacts and Reproductions of the KRR NY; The Master Muster Roll of the Officers, NCO's, Drummers & Private Men of the Two Battalions of His Majesty's Royal Regiment of New York, 19 June 17 76 t o 2 4 Ju ne 1 784 . G ene ral Re turn of the Country, Age, Size & Time of Service of the Men of the 1st Battalion, KRR NY; 11 January 1783; Index to the Text and All Appendices. Fine 
Price: 195.00 USD
 
 
E.E. CUMMINGS:  A MISCELLANY., Cummings, E.E.  Edited, with an introduction and notes, by George J. Firmage.  Foreword by the Author.
148 Cummings, E.E. Edited, with an introduction and notes, by George J. Firmage. Foreword by the Author. E.E. CUMMINGS: A MISCELLANY.
New York Argophile Press 1958 First, Limited, Signed Edition. Very Good No Jacket Marion Morehouse, frontispiece photograph. Jean Cocteau, et al. Signed by Author
xi, 241 pp, 8vo (9 1/4" H), gray cloth with black lettering on spine and front board, light gray endpapers. Number 4 of the first, limited edition of 75 copies, signed by Cummings. B&w illustrations. "This book consists of a cluster of epigrams, forty-nine essays on various subjects, a poem dispraising dogmata, and several selections from an unfinished play. Taken ensemble, the forty-nine astonish and cheer and enlighten their progenitor. He's astonished that, as nearly as anyone can make out, I wrote them. He's cheered because, while re-reading them, I've encountered a great deal of liveliness and nothing dead. Last but not least; he's enlightened via the realization that, whereas times can merely change, an individual may grow." From the author's Foreword. There is a previous owner's erased pencil signature mark at the top of the free front endpaper (some light thinning to the paper) and a very slight indentation of the signature on the adjacent half-title page; a very small light foxing mark at the top edge of the verso of the frontispiece; light toning to pages; a 5" x 2" very light area of browning (possibly from a newspaper clipping) on page 230 text page and on page 231 blank page; 1/8" tear at bottom of front hinge cloth; light browning to edges of text block, boards and spine; a small light scuff on the fore-edge of the text block; very light edge wear - mostly at corners and at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 2500.00 USD
 
 
OCCUPATIONAL COSTUME IN ENGLAND FROM THE ELEVENTH CENTURY TO 1914., Cunnington, Phillis and Lucas, Catherine.  With Alan Mansfield.
149 Cunnington, Phillis and Lucas, Catherine. With Alan Mansfield. OCCUPATIONAL COSTUME IN ENGLAND FROM THE ELEVENTH CENTURY TO 1914.
London Adam & Charles Black 1967 First Edition Good+ Good 
427 pp, 9 1/2" H. Profusely illustrated in b&w with drawings, reproductions and photographs. "(This book) fills a wide gap in the history of costume, since former books on the subject have concentrated on the fashions of the more leisured classes (a minority) rather than on the clothes worn by people at work. The occupations covered include those of outdoor manual worker, tradesmen, craftsmen, miners, seamen, public and domestic servants. In describing working clothes, the authors show that they gradually evolved from a comparative uniformity in medieval times to a later rich variety related to particular occupations. (An) entertaining book for the general reader as well as a source of historically accurate information for teachers and students of social history, theatrical producers and all interested in the dress of working men and women through the centuries." Chapter headings: Introduction; Worker on the Land; Seamen and Fisherfolk; Miners, Coal Carriers, Navvies; Tradesmen and Craftsmen Part 1 (Carpenters / Paper Caps / Builders / Smiths / Textile Workers / Tailors); Tradesmen and Craftsmen Part 2 (Butchers / Millers, Bakers and Cooks / Liquor Trade / Street Vendors); Household Servants - Men; Household Servants - Women; Transport (Railways / Cabbies and Cads, Bus and Tram Crews); Postal Service and Stage Coaches; Police; Firemen; Miscellaneous Servants of the Public (Dustmen / Chimney-sweeps / Linkboys / Lamplighters / District Messengers / Barbers); Medical Profession (Barber-surgeons / Physicians / Surgeons and Hygiene / Quacks / Apothecaries / Nurses); Evolution of Protective Clothing; Some Special Relations of Clothing to Work (Clothing in Relation to Carrying / Sartorial Symbols / Costume for Advertisement / The Rationale of Irrational Clothes); Bibliography and List of Museums; Souces of Figures; Index. Light browning and some foxing on endpapers - mostly front endpaper, light browning to edges of text block, slight fading to colour of spine and also a very small light stain, very light edge wear, small area of shelf soiling on bottom of text block, slight browning to board edges, scattered tiny water marks on top of text block causing colour fading. Dust jacket is price clipped, has edge browning, edge wear/wrinking with several small tears and chips, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
150 Curran, Bob. (Dr. Robert Curran.) THE DARK SPIRIT: SINISTER PORTRAITS FROM CELTIC HISTORY.
London Cassell Llustrated 2005 1844034577 / 9781844034574 Near Fine Andrew Whitson. 
256 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. Contents: Introduction; The Wolf of Badenoch (Scotland); 'Burn the Ladle' - The Witches of Tain (Scotland); The Devil and the Doctor (Ireland); Weir the Waerlock (Scotland); The Woman who Talked with the Fairies and the Witch of Helston (Cornwall); The Magician of Marblehead and his Granddaughter (USA); The Wizard Earl (Ireland); The Fairy Woman of Bodmin (Cornwall); The Demon in the Church (Wales); Witchfinder (Wales); Cruel Coppinger (Cornwall); The Black Sisters of Christiansburg (USA); The Vampire Lady of Rhode Island (USA); 'Burn, Witch, Burn!' (Ireland); Beautiful Nell (USA); The Hollandale Wagons (USA); Select Bibliography; Index. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
151 Currey, L.W. With David G. Hartwell. SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY AUTHORS: A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF FIRST PRINTINGS OF THEIR FICTION AND SELECTED NONFICTION.
Boston G.K. Hall 1979 0816182426 / 9780816182428 First Edition Good+ 
571 pp, 10 1/4" H. Brick-coloured cloth printed in black with gold lines. No dust jacket - as issued. Contents: Pseudonyms; Introduction; Acknowledgements; Listings in Alphabetical Order. Dampness mark at bottom corner of approx. pages 450 to end of book, small bump at top corner of both boards, 2" light scratch on front board, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light edge wear, small light liquid stain on top of text block and at bottom corner of fore-edge of text block, very light browning to top of text block. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
DOCUMENTS ILLUSTRATING THE BRITISH CONQUEST OF MANILA 1762-1763.  CAMDEN FOURTH SERIES VOLUME 8., Cushner, Nicholas P., editor.
152 Cushner, Nicholas P., editor. DOCUMENTS ILLUSTRATING THE BRITISH CONQUEST OF MANILA 1762-1763. CAMDEN FOURTH SERIES VOLUME 8.
Royal Historical Society / University College, London, 1971. 
222 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover (beige/olive cloth with black title blocks and gold lettering/banding on spine) - no dust jacket. Documents are in the original English or Spanish, without translations. Contents: Preface; Abbreviations; Introduc tion; Preparations; The Siege and Capture; Aftermath of Conquest; Epilogue; List of Documents; Index. Previous owner's notation (7 lines) in ink on free front endpaper, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, a few tiny minor scuffs on rear boa r d , tiny bump at bottom corner of rear board. Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE STRATHCONIAN: JOURNAL OF LORD STRATHCONA'S HORSE (ROYAL CANADIANS).  ALLIED WITH THE 17/21st LANCERS.  1980., Cuthbertson, W.E., Major, Editor-in-Chief.
153 Cuthbertson, W.E., Major, Editor-in-Chief. THE STRATHCONIAN: JOURNAL OF LORD STRATHCONA'S HORSE (ROYAL CANADIANS). ALLIED WITH THE 17/21st LANCERS. 1980.
The Regiment, Calgary, Alberta, 1980. 
64 pp, 11" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). B&w photographs, 1 colour photograph, ads. Contents: Former Commanding Officers and RSMs; Message from the Director of Armour; Message from the Colonel of the Regiment; Commanding Officer's Message; RS M's Message; Regimental Training Summary; A Squadron; B and Ledra Squadron; C and Log Squadron; Rear Party; Ceremonial Troop; Signal Troop; Maintenance Troop; Regimental Reconfiguration; Cougar Trades Training; Exercise Medicine Man; Regimental S p o r ts; The Strathcona's Exchange Officer Speaks; The 17/21st Lancers Exchange Officer Speaks; Moreuil Wood 80; Officers' Mess in Cyprus; WO & Sgts' Mess; Junior Ranks Club; The Regimental Association; Pilgrimage to Korea; Melfa River 1944; Regi me nt al M useum; Ladies Auxiliary; 1292 LdSH(RC) Cadet Corps; March on the Guidon Strathcona's. Interior - 1" x 1 1/2" area of black marker on inside of rear cover and on last page - some migration into adjacent page, otherwise clean and tight w ith no ot her ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, minor rubbing, a few small soft wrinkles. Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
WINGS FOR PER, d'Aulaire, Ingri & d'Aulaire, Edgar Parin.
154 d'Aulaire, Ingri & d'Aulaire, Edgar Parin. WINGS FOR PER
Garden City, New York Doubleday, Doran 1944 First Edition Very Good- Very Good- Ingri d'Aulaire & Edgar Parin d'Aulaire. 
Unpaginated, 12 1/4" H. First edition notation on copyright page. Pictorial boards, black cloth spine, pictorial endpapers. Illustrated throughout in color and b&w. A Scandinavian boy, Per, grows up in the high mountains, dreaming of flying like the birds who are his neighbors. When war comes to his homeland, Per makes an exciting escape to America where he learns to fly so he can help free his loved ones. Light toning to pages, spine is lightly twisted, some light surface paper loss at inside top/bottom edges of boards, slight bump at top of spine, light edge and corner wear. Dust jacket flap is price-clipped, has areas of light browning on inside surface, small piece missing at top of spine, light edge wear/wrinkling, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 95.00 USD
 
 
BETWEEN SEA AND SKY., D'Oyley, Enid.
155 D'Oyley, Enid. BETWEEN SEA AND SKY.
Toronto Williams-wallace 1979 0887950027 / 9780887950025 Very Good Very Good- Huie, Albert H. Inscribed By Author
144 pp, 9 1/4" H. No date. Light green boards with gilt lettering on spine, b&w illustrations. Inscribed on half title page: "For Robert / With Best Wishes / Enid F D'Oyley / Sept 19, 1980". "Two young black Canadian girls spend a memorable summer vacation with their parents in the West Indies and discover the joys and frustrations of adjusting to a new environment and a growing awareness of their own identity. This story for young people introduces, with dramatic illustrations by the famous Jamaican artist Albert Huie, glimpses of Jamaica's past, her people, her history, her culture, old fashioned sugar making, crab hunting at night, escovitch fish and pear, sweet potato pie - - ." Very light browning to edges of text block and edges of boards, small faint stain on fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket has wear and tiny chip/small tears (archivally taped) at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds - light edge wear elsewhere, small line indentation on spine, small closed tear on rear flap-fold. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
HOW TO BUILD 35 GREAT CLOCKS., Daniele, Joseph W.
156 Daniele, Joseph W. HOW TO BUILD 35 GREAT CLOCKS.
Mechanicsburg, PA Stackpole 1984 0811722325 / 9780811722322 Near Fine 
192 pp, 11" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings, diagrams. "Complete with working plans, drawings, instructions" to build 35 clocks, grouped in the following sections: Simple Wall, or Plaque-style, Clocks; Shelf Clocks; Wall Clocks; Tall Case Clocks; Weather Stations. The Appendix gives Suppliers and Finishing Suggestions and Techniques. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
CAP OF HONOUR:  THE STORY OF THE GLOUCESTERSHIRE REGIMENT (THE 28th/61st FOOT) 1694-1950., Daniell, David Scott.  Material provided by Colonel R.M. Grazebrook.  Foreword by H.R.H. The Duke of Gloucester.
157 Daniell, David Scott. Material provided by Colonel R.M. Grazebrook. Foreword by H.R.H. The Duke of Gloucester. CAP OF HONOUR: THE STORY OF THE GLOUCESTERSHIRE REGIMENT (THE 28th/61st FOOT) 1694-1950.
George G. Harrap, London, 1951, first edition. 
344 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover (black cloth with gold lettering on spine, gold badge on front board) - no dust jacket. B&w photographs, drawings, reproductions, maps. Light browning to pages, small stain in gutter of pages 254 to 271, brownin g and light staining to edges of text block, light to moderate edge wear on boards, light fading to spine color, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor bump at corners. Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE DESCENT OF MAN, AND SELECTION IN RELATION TO SEX.  SECOND EDITION, REVISED AND AUGMENTED.  FIFTEENTH THOUSAND., Darwin, Charles.
158 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. 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.
159 Darwin, Charles. THE EFFECTS OF CROSS AND SELF FERTILISATION IN THE VEGETABLE KINGDOM. FIRST EDITION.
London John Murray 1876 First Edition. 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.
160 Darwin, Charles. THE MOVEMENTS AND HABITS OF CLIMBING PLANTS.
London John Murray 1875 First Edition 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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