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161 Langsford, A.E. HMS MARATHON.
Barrie & Jenkins, London, 1989, reprint. 
240 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0712620036 "1942: The Mediterranean Operation Stonehenge gets under way - a convoy laden with desperately needed fuel, food and ammunition for the besieged island of Malta sets sail. C aptain Robert Thurston commands the cruiser HMS Marathon, one of the escort vessels, on this Malta run. Thurston is a career officer with a record of conspicuous gallantry under fire, from Jutland to the North Atlantic convoys. But he is al s o a m a n under stress - in the last three years he has seen one ship go to the bottom, leaving pitifully few survivors; he has seen his closest friends and shipmates killed and maimed; he has carried the impossibly heavy burden of responsibilit y fo r h i s me n's welfare in the bloody destruction of war at sea. And soon another cause for concern is added to his worries - Marathon is crippled by enemy action and forced to limp towards Alexandria, a constant target for attack by sea and a ir , v ul ner ab le to the weather and to the enemy alike. Men and machines are stretched to their limit - but the most deadly threat to Thurston's own life and career is yet to be faced. (This) marks the debut of a superb storyteller in A.E. La ngs ford , a nov eli st to i nvite comparison with Patrick O'Brian and Nicholas Monsarrat." Very light browning to top of edge block. Dust jacket has some minor edge wrinkling, slight browning at top edge and on spine. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
THE L.M. MONTGOMERY READER.  VOLUME 2: A CRITICAL HERITAGE., Lefebvre, Benjamin, Editor.  (L.M. Montgomery). Elizabeth Waterston, Helen Porter, T.D. MacLulich, Rosamond Bailey, Mary Rubio, Diane Tye, Owen Dudley Edwards, Helen M. Buss, Carole Gerson, Laura M. Robinson, Rea Wilmshurst, Elizabeth Epperly, et al.
162 Lefebvre, Benjamin, Editor. (L.M. Montgomery). Elizabeth Waterston, Helen Porter, T.D. MacLulich, Rosamond Bailey, Mary Rubio, Diane Tye, Owen Dudley Edwards, Helen M. Buss, Carole Gerson, Laura M. Robinson, Rea Wilmshurst, Elizabeth Epperly, et al. THE L.M. MONTGOMERY READER. VOLUME 2: A CRITICAL HERITAGE.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 2014 1442644923 / 9781442644922 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
451 pp, 9 1/3" H. An ex-library copy with the only library markings being a security tag on the rear endpaper and four lines of identification on the top right corner of the front free endpaper, crossed out with black felt pen. Dust jacket labels have been removed cleanly and shows no residue. Volume 2 of 'The L.M. Montgomery Reader' "narrates the development of L.M. Montgomery's critical reputation in the seventy years since her death in 1942. (It) traces milestones and turning points such as adaptations for stage and screen, posthumous publications, and the development of Montgomery Studies as a scholarly field. Lefebvre's introduction also considers Montgomery's publishing history in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom at a time when her work remained in print not because it was considered part of a university canon of literature, but simply due to the continued interest of readers. The twenty samples of Montgomery scholarship included in this volume broach topics such as gender and genre, narrative strategies in fiction and life writing, translation, and Montgomery's archival papers. They reflect shifts in Montgomery's critical reputation decade by decade: the 1960s, when a milestone chapter on Montgomery coincided with a second wave of texts seeking to create a canon of Canadian literature; the 1970s, in the midst of a sustained reassessment of popular fiction and of literature by women; the 1980s, when the publication of Montgomery's life writing, which coincided with the broadcast of critically acclaimed television productions adapted from her fiction, radically altered how readers perceived her and her work; the 1990s, when a conference series on Montgomery began to generate a sustained amount of scholarship; and the opening years of the twenty-first century, when the field of Montgomery Studies became both international and interdisciplinary. This is the first book to consider the posthumous life of one of Canada's most eduringly popular authors." Very minor wear on bottom edge of boards, a small crease at top corner of half-title page, a progressively smaller light bump at top corner of pages 1 thru 80. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top edge, minor surface rubbing, two partial pieces of cello-tape on inside surface, a tiny dent on rear hinge. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
THE L.M. MONTGOMERY READER.  VOLUME 1: A LIFE IN PRINT., Lefebvre, Benjamin, Editor.  L.M. Montgomery, A. Wylie Mahon, Marjory MacMurchy, E. Weber, et al.
163 Lefebvre, Benjamin, Editor. L.M. Montgomery, A. Wylie Mahon, Marjory MacMurchy, E. Weber, et al. THE L.M. MONTGOMERY READER. VOLUME 1: A LIFE IN PRINT.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 2013 1442644915 / 9781442644915 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
450 pp, 9 1/3" H. An ex-library copy with the only library markings being a security tag on the rear endpaper and four lines of identification on the top right corner of the front free endpaper, crossed out with red felt pen. Dust jacket labels have been removed cleanly and show no residue. Volume 1 of 'The L.M. Montgomery Reader' contains selections focusing "on Montgomery's role as a public celebrity and as the author of the resoundingly successful 'Anne of Green Gables' (1908). They give a strong impression of her as a writer and cultural critic as she discusses a range of topics with wit, wisdom, and humour, including the natural landscape of Prince Edward Island, her wide readership, anxieties about modernity, and the continued relevance of 'old ideals'. These essays and interviews are augmented by additional pieces that discuss her work's literary and cultural value in relation to an emerging canon of Canadian literature. Each volume (of this series) is accompanied by an extensive introduction and detailed commentary by leading Montgomery scholar Benjamin Lefebvre that trace the interplay between the author and the critic, as well as between the private and the public Montgomery." Very minor wear on bottom edge of boards. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top of spine, very light rubbing - mainly on rear panel, two partial pieces of cello-tape on inside surface. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
ANDEAN FOLK KNITS.  GREAT DESIGNS FROM PERU, CHILE, ARGENTINA, ECUADOR & BOLIVIA., Lewandowski, Marcia.
164 Lewandowski, Marcia. ANDEAN FOLK KNITS. GREAT DESIGNS FROM PERU, CHILE, ARGENTINA, ECUADOR & BOLIVIA.
New York Lark 2006 1579909531 / 9781579909536 Soft Cover Very Good 
144 pp, (10" H). Profusely illustrated in color with photographs, patterns, drawings. "Beautiful bags and accessories (gloves, mittens, scarves, purses, socks, leggings, etc.) based on Andean knitting techniques. Work with the classic motifs and bright colors of the Andean nations to knit stunning bags and accessories. As you create the 35 exceptional projects, you'll become familiar with the fascinating cultural context, creativity, stories, and spirit of the Andean people." Interior - business label on half-title page, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - tiny bump to botom of spine, very light edge wear, very light rubbing, two small soft corner creases. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE RIVER PALACE., Lewis, Walter and Neilson, Rich.
165 Lewis, Walter and Neilson, Rich. THE RIVER PALACE.
Toronto Dundurn 2008 155002793X / 9781550027938 First Edition Soft Cover Fine 
248 pp, large 8vo (9" H). B&w photographs, reproductions, drawings. "Steamboats carrying passengers from Hamilton to Montreal via the rapids of the St. Lawrence were a popular sight in the latter half of the nineteenth century. In 1855, the 'Kingston', an iron steamboat built for John Hamilton, appeared on the Great Lakes. When the Prince of Wales (later Edward VII) toured British North America in 1860, the 'Kingston' became his floating palace for much of his time between Quebec and Toronto. While many steamboats claimed to be floating palaces, the 'Kingston' truly was one. The 'Kingston' was wrecked many times and survived spectacular fires in 1872 and 1873. Late in her career, she was converted into a salvage vessel and renamed the 'Cornwall'. In 1930 she was finally taken out and sunk near one of Kingston's ship graveyards. There she remained until diver Rick Neilson discovered her in 1989. Today, the once-palatial 'Kingston' is a popular dive site and tourist attraction." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE RIVER PALACE., Lewis, Walter and Neilson, Rich.
166 Lewis, Walter and Neilson, Rich. THE RIVER PALACE.
Toronto Dundurn 2008 155002793X / 9781550027938 First Edition Soft Cover Fine 
248 pp, large 8vo (9" H). B&w photographs, reproductions, drawings. "Steamboats carrying passengers from Hamilton to Montreal via the rapids of the St. Lawrence were a popular sight in the latter half of the nineteenth century. In 1855, the 'Kingston', an iron steamboat built for John Hamilton, appeared on the Great Lakes. When the Prince of Wales (later Edward VII) toured British North America in 1860, the 'Kingston' became his floating palace for much of his time between Quebec and Toronto. While many steamboats claimed to be floating palaces, the 'Kingston' truly was one. The 'Kingston' was wrecked many times and survived spectacular fires in 1872 and 1873. Late in her career, she was converted into a salvage vessel and renamed the 'Cornwall'. In 1930 she was finally taken out and sunk near one of Kingston's ship graveyards. There she remained until diver Rick Neilson discovered her in 1989. Today, the once-palatial 'Kingston' is a popular dive site and tourist attraction." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ALL ELEVATIONS UNKNOWN:  AN ADVENTURE IN THE HEART OF BORNEO., Lightner, Sam, Jr.
167 Lightner, Sam, Jr. ALL ELEVATIONS UNKNOWN: AN ADVENTURE IN THE HEART OF BORNEO.
New York Broadway Books 2001 0767907566 / 9780767907569 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ 
239 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Map endpapers. "In the spring of 1999, armed with little more than a descriptiion from a book and a map labeled 'all elevations unknown', Sam Lightner and his German rock-climbing buddy, Volker, found themselves deep in the jungles of Borneo on a mission to climb a mountain that was only rumored to exist. They had only their climbing expertise to rely on and a copy of a little-known book titled 'World Within', written by Major Tom Harrisson, a British World War II soldier who had been one of the first white men ever to explore the interior jungles of the island and interact with its native peoples. He had also constructed one of the most daring and unusual campaigns in military history: In 1945, he had been assigned the near-impossible mission of parachuting blindly into the thick Borneo rain forests to unite the feuding native tribes - who then had a grisly habit of cutting off heads - against the Japanese in order to reclaim the island for the Allies. A captivating, utterly original combination of travel-adventure memoir and historical re-creation, (this book) charts Lightner's exhilarating, often harrowing quest to ascend the mountain Batu Lawi in the face of leeches, vipers, and sweat bees, and to keep his team together in one of the earth's most treacherous uncharted pockets. Along the way, (he) reconstructs a fascinating historical narrative that chronicles Tom Harrisson's adventures in Borneo during the war and illuminates an astonishing piece of forgotten World War II history. Rife with suspense and vivid detail, the two intertwining tales open up the island of Borneo, its people, and its history in a powerful, unforgettable way, and take adventure writing to new heights - ultimately the remarkable story of two adventures, separated by fifty years and united by one mountain." Dust jacket has some very light wrinkling along top edge, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE GREAT LAKES - ST. LAWRENCE DEEP WATERWAY.  WITH THREE ADDITIONAL ITEMS:  TEXT OF A PRESENTATION BY LINDSAY; AN ADDRESS BY HONOURABLE LIONEL CHEVRIER; INFORMATION ON THE BEAUHARNOIS CANAL AND POWER HOUSE., Lindsay, Guy A.  With additional material by Lionel Chevrier.
168 Lindsay, Guy A. With additional material by Lionel Chevrier. THE GREAT LAKES - ST. LAWRENCE DEEP WATERWAY. WITH THREE ADDITIONAL ITEMS: TEXT OF A PRESENTATION BY LINDSAY; AN ADDRESS BY HONOURABLE LIONEL CHEVRIER; INFORMATION ON THE BEAUHARNOIS CANAL AND POWER HOUSE.
Ottawa, Ontario General Engineering Branch, Department of Transport 1949 Hard Cover Very Good- No Jacket - (as issued) 
12 1/4" H, dark blue faux leather with faded, but legible, gilt lettering on front board. V, 31 pp (text) + 8 fold-out maps/plans (1 b&w, 7 with some colour - blue/red) - 11" H, varying in length from approximately 15 inches to just over 5 feet + 4 b&w graphs (12 plates in total). Section headings: General; The Great Lakes and Connecting Channels; Welland Ship Canal; The St. Lawrence River; Thousand Island Section; International Rapids Section; Lake St. Francis Section; Soulanges Section; Lachine Section; Regulation of Lake Ontario; Estimates of Cost. Plates: General Plan of Great Lakes & St. Lawrence River; International Rapids Section. General Plan Controlled Single Stage Project; Lake St. Francis Section. Project Recommended; Soulanges Section. Project Recommended; Lachine Section. Project for Navigation Alone; Lacine Section. Project for Navigation & Power - Scheme II-A; Plan and Profile. Welland Ship Canal; Profile. Lake Ontario to Montreal; Duration Curves of Outflows from Lake Ontario; Duration Curves of Water Levels of Lake Ontario; Regulation of Lake Ontario. Rule Curve; Regulation of Lake Ontario. Correction to be appled to Rule Curve. **PLUS: Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Deep Waterway: A Brief Description as Presented by Guy A. Lindsay, Director, Special Projects Branch, Canadian Department of Transport, to the Canada-United States Committee Maintained Jointly by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and the Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America, Irvington, Virginia, U.S.A., April 28, 1951. 11 1/2" H. stapled in paper covers. 8 pages (text), 1 page Table of estimated cost, 3 fold-out colour maps/plans. Plate A (General Plan of Great Lakes & St. Lawrence River) reproduces the first map of the hard cover book but with the addition of colour, Plates B & C (St. Lawrence Waterway - Canadian Section & St. Lawrence Waterway - International Rapids Section) show additional views. Section headings: Present Waterway; Proposed Project; The 1941 Canada-United States Agreement; Cost Estimates; Annual Charges; Material and Labour Requirements; An All Canadian Waterway. **PLUS: Address by Honourable Lionel Chevrier, Minister of Transport on The Great Lakes - St. Lawrence Seaway at the Canadian Exporters Association Dinner given to Members and Visitors to The Canadian International Trade Fair, Royal York Hotel, Toronto, May 30, 1951. 11" H, 12 pages, stapled at top left corner. Section headings: What is the Proposed Great Lakes - St. Lawrence Seaway?; What Does the Great Lakes - St. Lawrence Seaway Consist of?; To What Extent Have These Potentialities Been Developed?; Why is the Project Necessary from a Power Standpoint?; Why is the Project Necessary from a Navigational Standpoint?; What is the Cost of the Great Lakes - St. Lawrence Seaway Project Covered by the 1941 Agreement?; What, Then, is the Present Position?; How Will the Project Affect the Area in the International Section of the River?; Is the Project Urgent from the Point of View of Defence? **PLUS: Oblong envelope of the Commission Hydroelectrique de Quebec (5" x 11 1/2"), containing 1 page "List of Hydro-Quebec and Beauharnois Light, Heat and Power Company Officials at the Reception Held on Tuesday, June 5th, 1951, at Beauharnois and "Facts on Beauharnois Light, Heat & Power Co. (2 pages stapled at top left corner) - folded in thirds; with a map/plan of the "Beauharnois Development", dated 9/5/51 (8 1/2" H x 11" W), folded in half; plus a folded map "Montreal & Vicinity Showing Hydro-Electric Generating Stations & Transmission System, Also Major Transportation Routes" in black/white/blue & red, dated September 1948 (approx. 16" H x 25 1/2" W). Book - Light browning and/or staining at edges of endpapers, light toning at edges of pages, a series of tiny indentations at fore-edge of front pastedown ( caused by laid-in document staples), faint areas of colour variation on covers, light browning at edges of text block. Address by Honourable Lionel Chevrier - last page (12) is detached, has small edge tears/creases, some staple indentations and some ink notation on rear. Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Deep Waterway... has a soft crease down the centre, some patches of light browning on rear cover. 'Beauharnois Development' has two small corner creases. Documents that have staples have rust on the staples. Envelope has some light wrinkling and light rubbing. 
Price: 125.00 USD
 
 
ROBERT LORAINE:  SOLDIER - ACTOR - AIRMAN., Loraine, Winifred.
169 Loraine, Winifred. ROBERT LORAINE: SOLDIER - ACTOR - AIRMAN.
London Collins 1938 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - No Jacket 
390 pp, 9" H. Dark blue cloth with silver lettering on spine. B&w illustrations. A biography of Robert Loraine, MC DSO (1876-1935), detailing his acting career (in London & on Broadway) and his military career, both as a soldier in the South African War and an aviator in the First World War. He learned to fly at the Bleriot school in France and the OED credits his diary with the first written use of the word 'joystick' with reference to airplane controls. Previous owner's name in pencil on front pastedown, small faint erased pencil marks on rear pastedown, browning on rear endpapers, a few very small light stains and light general browning to fore-edge of text block, two very small scuffs and minor soiling to bottom of text block, slight lean to spine, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light fading to spine colour, very light rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
CANADIAN OCCASIONS: ADDRESSES BY LORD TWEEDSMUIR (JOHN BUCHAN)., Lord Tweedsmuir.  (John Buchan.)
170 Lord Tweedsmuir. (John Buchan.) CANADIAN OCCASIONS: ADDRESSES BY LORD TWEEDSMUIR (JOHN BUCHAN).
Toronto Musson 1941 3rd Printing Hard Cover Very Good Good Karsh photograph on dust jacket. 
256 pp, 7 7/8" H. Includes the text of addresses/speeches titled: Ave; The Western Mind; The Gate of the Pacific; The Iceland Colony (Gimli, Manitoba); Island Magic (P.E.I.); Canada's Heritage; Scotland; Mr. Roosevelt at Quebec; The Governor-General at Washington; Canada and the United States; The Service of the State; Canada's Outlook on the World; Lord Durham; The Civil Service; The Monarchy and the Commonwealth; Some Notes on Education; The Interdependence of Knowledge; A University's Bequest to Youth; Boy Scouts; The Fortress of Personality; The Folly of the Wise; The Double Life; The Moderate Man; Quality and Quantity; Engineering; The Law; Mining and Metallurgy; Medicine; Return to Masterpieces; The French Tongue. (La Langue Francaise); The Integrity of Thought. Minor browning at edges of boards and on endpapers, most pages are unopened, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor corner wear. Dust jacket has browning - mainly on spine, flap-folds, and top edge of rear panel; light edge wear wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds with a few tiny tears and chips; small soiling mark at top of spine; some light rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
171 Lorenz, Lee. (William Steig). (Introduction by John Updike). THE WORLD OF WILLIAM STEIG.
New York Artisan 1998 1885183976 / 9781885183972 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good William Steig 
207 pp, 11 1/4" H x 11 1/4" D. Profusely illustrated in color and b&w. "William Steig, the dean of 'New Yorker' cartoonists, began his career at the magazine in 1930. After achieving acclaim with his gang of street urchins, affectionately nicknamed the 'Small Fry', Steig branched out, exploring through his drawings the psychological undercurrents in relationships between parent and child, husband and wife, self and society. Beginning in the sixties, Steig demonstrated his understanding and awe of children in numerous award-winning picture books, including such classics as: 'Rotten Island' (1969), 'Sylvester and the Magic Pebble' (1970 Caldecott Medal), 'Dominic' (1972), 'Gorky Rises' (1980), 'Doctor De Soto' (1982 Newbery Award), and 'Shrek!' (1990). Featuring hundreds of illustrations, including a portfolio of previously unpublished pieces selected by the artists himself, (this book) celebrates the life work of an uncompromising iconoclast who has never lost sight of the power of humor." Light edge wear - mainly on bottom edge, small bump at bottom rear corner. Dust jacket is price clipped, has very light edge wrinkling - mainly at bottom of spine, small closed tear at bottom of front hinge. A wonderful journey through the career of this great cartoonist/children's book illustrator. Near Fine/Very Good 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE SEARCH FOR THE BREADALBANE.  REVISED EDITION., MacInnis, Joe.
172 MacInnis, Joe. THE SEARCH FOR THE BREADALBANE. REVISED EDITION.
David & Charles, Newton Abbot, 1985, revised edition. 
191 pp, large 8vo (9 1/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0715388002 B&w photographs, reproductions, map. "In 1980 the remains of a three-masted British barque were discovered in 100m of water south of Beechey Island in the Canadian Arctic. Three years later, in May 1983, a diving crew led by Dr Joe MacInnis actually set foot on the deck of the 'Breadalbane', the northernmost shipwreck known to man. This is its story." Small bump at top of front hinge. Dust jacket has light wrinkli ng at top of spine, minor rubbing. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
173 MacInnis, Joe. Introduction by Walter Cronkite. THE BREADALBANE ADVENTURE.
Montreal Optimum 1982 0888901593 / 9780888901590 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Good+ 
171 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs, map. "In 1975, Joe MacInnis, pioneer in the great frontier of the Arctic Ocean, discovered a new challenge. Through an old Arctic loner and a reclusive English scholar, he learned of a sailing vessel locked for 127 years beneath the polar ice. The 'Breadalbane' was one of many ships dispatched by the British Admiralty to find Sir John Franklin the explorer, and the 129 crewmen aboard the 'Erebus' and the 'Terror'. Like many before them, the ships had sought the fabled Northwest Passage to the riches of the Orient. Neither ship nor crewmen were ever found. On its ill-fated supply run, the 'Breadalbane' had stopped at Beechey Island and then became caught in the ice. The ice lifted the craft from the water and crushed its hull, but gave the crew time to scramble to safety before opening briefly to swallow its prize. Since 1853, the 'Breadalbane' has stood upright on the ocean floor, unseen by human eyes. Joe MacInnis spent three grueling years searching for the lost ghost ship, battling fierce Arctic winds, the lethal polar waters, and icebergs weighing up to a million tons. (Here, he) takes us on his unique quest, right up to the electrifying moment when he finds the ship, largely intact, in the sub-zero waters." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear, light rubbing, several small edge tears with old tape on inside surface 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
FIDDLING WITH DISASTER: CLEARING THE PAST., MacIsaac, Ashley.  With Francis Condron.
174 MacIsaac, Ashley. With Francis Condron. FIDDLING WITH DISASTER: CLEARING THE PAST.
Warwick, (Toronto, 2003). 
279 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover with self-flaps. B&w photos. "Celtic-punk musician Ashley MacIsaac hails from the tiny village of Creignish in rural Cape Breton Island...Cape Breton is the home of a vibrant Scottish and Celtic music scene known to fans of this style of music the world over..." Details McIsaac's early rise to fame and fortune and his subsequent fall. "By the summer of 2000 he hits bottom. Broke, suffering from severe substance abuse, and unmanageable - he has been spit out by the industry that used him up by the age of 26. From the close vantage point of being just 28, but significantly on the road to resurrecting his career, MacIsaac tells his story with his notorious black humour and equally notorious honesty. The result is a riveting read." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. NF 
Price: 16.95 USD
 
 
175 Mackenzie, Norman. THE ESCAPE FROM ELBA: THE FALL AND FLIGHT OF NAPOLEON 1814-1815.
Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1982. 
299 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0192158635 B&w plates. "(I)n this gripping full-length account of his first exile we see Napoleon not as the Man of Destiny but scaled down to human size, his field of action no longer the whole of Europe but the comic-opera kingdom of Elba. Even on this tiny island the habits of power persisted, and Napoleon acted the role of the great commander, the lawgiver, the patron of the arts and sciences, and in all his dealings r e v e a l e d himself as an egotist of great personal charm. (The author's) account of his year in exile is an exciting story of plot and counter-plot, of careless statesmen, political intriguers, dissident soldiers, and secret agents. Napoleon' s wa it in g ga me on Elba is played against a background of unrest in France, muddle in England, and warlike quarrels among the Allies trying to redraw the map of Europe at the Congress of Vienna." Dust jacket has one small closed tear archivally t ape d, lig ht ru bbi ng, some soft wrinkling at top edge, minor edge browning. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
WARSHIPS OF THE GREAT LAKES 1754-1834., Malcomson, Robert.
176 Malcomson, Robert. WARSHIPS OF THE GREAT LAKES 1754-1834.
London Caxton 2003 1840675357 / 9781840675351 Reprint Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
160 pp, small 4to (10 3/8" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w reproductions, maps, ship/fort plans, color plates. "While the great fleets battled for international domination on the oceanseas, the age of fighting sail also evolved in the interior of North America. For eighty years (roughly 1754-1834) freshwater was the home to warships that ranged in size from the simplest gunboat to a First Rate that could have held its own in Nelson's line of battle. This book presents the history of the navies developed by the French, British and Americans on the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain, its primary objective being to provide the reader with a comprehensive description of the warships, their design and construction and their utilization during war and peace." Very slight lean to spine. Dust jacket has very small wrinkle on rear hinge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
STEVENSON UNDER THE PALM TREES., Manguel, Alberto.
177 Manguel, Alberto. STEVENSON UNDER THE PALM TREES.
Thomas Allen, Toronto, 2003, Ist Canadian edition. 
97 pp + notes, 7 1/4" H, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0887621384 B&w woodcuts by Robert Louis Stevenson. "....a story of mystery, murder, and the passion of an artist. Centering on Robert Louis Stevenson, the famous creator of 'Treasure Islan d' and 'The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Manguel paints a portrait of the writer's final days on the island of Samoa. Fighting the consumption wracking his body, Stevenson has moved with his family to the the South Seas to esc a p e t h e c o ld climate of his native Scotland. He is embraced by the Samoan people, nicknamed 'Tusitala', 'the teller of tales', and he spends his life quietly writing. But one day he encounters a strange man with a familiar Scottish brogue, a m is s io na ry wi th crazed ideas and the ability to mysteriously disappear. Peculiar things begin to occur on the island and Stevenson finds himself caught in the middle of a series of inexplicable crimes. Exploring themes of duality and t he inf lue nc e o ur dre a ms hav e on reality, Manguel has crafted a wicked tale about the nature of creation that demonstrates he is a master of the novella form...." Dust jacket has previous owner's decorative bird sticker over price label on fr ont fla p, m ino r wr ink le a t top /bot tom of spine. Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
BIRDS OF THE WEST JAMES BAY AND SOUTHERN HUDSON BAY COASTS.  NATIONAL MUSEUM OF CANADA BULLETIN NO. 125., Manning, T.H.
178 Manning, T.H. BIRDS OF THE WEST JAMES BAY AND SOUTHERN HUDSON BAY COASTS. NATIONAL MUSEUM OF CANADA BULLETIN NO. 125.
Ottawa Department of Resources and Development 1952 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
114 pp, 9 3/4" H. B&w photographs, tables, small fold-out map. "This paper is primarily a report on the birds seen and collected by (the author and his) assistants along the west James Bay and southern Hudson Bay coasts in 1947, and near the Moose River estuary in 1949. As a result of the work done in 1947 and 1949, over 750 specimens of birds - have been added to the collections of the National Museum of Canada. To the observations made during these two years, (he has) added the available published and unpublished reports for the coast from Moose Factory to Nelson River and an adjacent strip of hinerland about 15 miles wide. Thus the numerous records from the environs of Moose Factory, Moosonee, Attawapiskat, Fort Severn, and York Factory, all places on the tidal estuaries, are included." Contents: Introduction - Previous ornithological work in region; Description of the region; Systematic list; References cited. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - book slight cocked, tiny dent and soft corner crease on front cover, light wear at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
HARPOON OF THE HUNTER., Markoosie.  Foreword by James H. McNeill.
179 Markoosie. Foreword by James H. McNeill. HARPOON OF THE HUNTER.
Montreal McGill - Queen's University Press 1970 0773501029 / 9780773501027 Second Printing Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Germaine Arnaktauyok. 
81 pp, 8 3/8" H. B&w illustrations. "The hero of this story, young Kamik, achieves manhood during the hunt for a wounded polar bear and his long journey home alone, after his companions have been killed. The first piece of (Inuit) fiction to be published in English describes life in the Canadian Arctic before the coming of the white man. It is an astonishing tale of a people struggling for survival in a brutal environment. (The author) lives deep inside the Arctic Circle at Resolute Bay, Northwest Territories. He was the first Canadian (Inuit) to hold a commercial flying licence and works as a pilot taking charter flights in and out of the Arctic." Book is clean and bright. Dust jackat has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CANADA:  TO THE DELEGATES OF THE NINTH CONGRESS, CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE, TORONTO, SEPTEMBER 18-22, 1920.  WITH THE COMPLIMENTS OF THE BOARD OF TRADE OF THE CITY OF TORONTO., Marriott, Charles, Foreword.
180 Marriott, Charles, Foreword. CANADA: TO THE DELEGATES OF THE NINTH CONGRESS, CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE, TORONTO, SEPTEMBER 18-22, 1920. WITH THE COMPLIMENTS OF THE BOARD OF TRADE OF THE CITY OF TORONTO.
Toronto City of Toronto / R.G. McLean 1920 Full-Leather Good+ 
301 pp, 9 3/16" H. Textured leather over flexible card covers with gilt lettering on spine and front board. Profusely illustrated with sepiatone photographs, colour Coat of Arms, decorated title page, tissue covered reproduction of "The Fathers of Confederation", decorative headpieces and initial capitals to chapters and fold-out colour map at rear. Contents include: Agricultural Development; Agricultural Implement Production; Automotive Vehicle Industry; Banking and Currency; Canada and the (First World) War; The Story of Confederation; Dairying; Education System; Fisheries; Flour Milling; Forests; Fur and Game Resources and Birds; Immigration; Industrial Development; Insurance; Live Stock and Meat Packing Industry; Power Resources; Pulp and Paper; Railway Development; Tobacco Growing and Prospects; Toronto; Water Transportation, etc., etc. Interior - very light browning to edges of endpapers, one small area of edge wrinkling on fold-out map, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear - more at corners including tiny piece missing at bottom corners, some browning to spine, light rubbing and some light variation to colour on spine and front cover. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
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