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PAT OF SILVER BUSH., Montgomery, L.M.  (Lucy Maud.)
201 Montgomery, L.M. (Lucy Maud.) PAT OF SILVER BUSH.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart Reprint Hard Cover Very Good- Good+ Stanley Turner dust jacket art. 
329 pp, 8vo (8 1/8" H) - medium brown boards with silver lettering/banding on spine, silver letter "C" in box on front board (for Cavendish Library). Copyright date is 1933, but this is a later printing. "A vigorous, outdoor story of youth, love and laughter. More particularly the story of Pat Gardiner and of how she grew up, chiefly by 'the trial and error' method, among the numerous great-aunts of the Gardiner connection, and of 'Jingle' Gordon and his important dog who grew up with her. Here, in the picturesque setting of rural Prince Edward Island, is told with new freshness and charm, the old story of the joys and tribulations of youth and an awakening to first love." Ink notation on bottom corner of front free endpaper: "Green Gables, P.E.I. / August 16, 1967". Pages 25 to 56 have varying small creases at lower half of front edge due to bumping, ,inor edge foxing/soiling, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate wear/creasing at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few tiny edge chips and small tears, scattered tiny foxing marks on inside surface, corner crease on front flap, light rubbing/soiling. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
RAINBOW VALLEY., Montgomery, L.M.  (Lucy Maud.)
202 Montgomery, L.M. (Lucy Maud.) RAINBOW VALLEY.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
341 pp, small 8vo (7 3/4" H) - maroon boards with silver lettering/banding on spine, silver letter "C" in box on front board (for Cavendish Library). Copyright date is 1923, but this is a later printing (gift inscription on front free endpaper is dated 1969). A continuation of the "Anne of Green Gables" series. "And here is told the hilarious tale of the children who played in Rainbow Valley - the Blythes and the Meridiths - Jerry, Faith, Carl and Una - who were in no way 'bad' children, but children endowed with so much more spirit than decorum that it was only after much earnest entreaty on their part that charming Rosemary West was prevailed upon to become their mother and undertake the hazardous task of making them 'better' children and the Manse a pleasanter place in which to live." Christmas gift inscription and small very light stain on free front endpaper, shallow indentation on spine, minor soiling on top of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, a few tiny edge tears, minor browning and soiling - mainly on rear panel and top edge of rear flap, tiny closed perforation on front hinge, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE STORY GIRL, Montgomery, L.M.  (Lucy Maud.)
203 Montgomery, L.M. (Lucy Maud.) THE STORY GIRL
Toronto Ryerson Press 1966 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Good+ Dust jacket art by S.R. Wyatt. 
365 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), maroon cloth with black lettering on spine and front board, small illustration of bird on front board. By the author of "Anne of Green Gables", this book was the basis of "The Road to Avonlea" television series. Ink notation on bottom corner of front free endpaper: "L.M. Montgomery / Birthplace / Clifton, New London / P.E.I." Previous owner's name in ink at top of front free endpaper, two small dog-ear creases, small faint liquid mark on top of text block, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light browning to edges of text block, minor soiling. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/creasing - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few tiny edge tears and chips, a few scuff lines on spine, colors are bright. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
AMONG THE SHADOWS:  TALES FROM THE DARKER SIDE., Montgomery, L.M. (Lucy Maud).  Edited by Rea Wilmshurst.
204 Montgomery, L.M. (Lucy Maud). Edited by Rea Wilmshurst. AMONG THE SHADOWS: TALES FROM THE DARKER SIDE.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1990 0771061552 / 9780771061554 Hard Cover Good Good+ 
310 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). "It may be a truth almost universally acknowledged that L.M. Montgomery wrote tales of sweetness and light, but there are also darker strands woven through the web of her work. The (19) stories collected here have been chosen to illustrate this 'darker side'. Drunkards, petty thieves, embezzelers, murderers, and adulterers are her characters, people whose weaknesses she depicts faithfully but compassionately. Here too are Montgomery's supernatural stories, reflecting one of the obsessions of her time: the belief that the power of love could last beyond death." Contents: Introduction; The Closed Door; Davenport's Story; The Deacon's Painkiller; Detected by a Camera; From out the Silence; The Girl at the Gate; The House Party at Smoky Island; The Man on the Train; The Martyrdom of Estella; Min; Miriam's Lover; Miss Calista's Peppermint Bottle; The Old Chest at Wyther Grange; The Red Room; A Redeeming Sacrifice; The Redemption of John Churchill; Some Fools and a Saint; The Tryst of the White Lady; White Magic; Editorial Note; Acknowledgements; Other Books by L.M. Montgomery. Light waviness due to dampness at top half of fore-edge of textblock - faint watermark across fore-edge and in margin of some pages, faint watermark on bottom half of rear board, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor rubbing. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, minor edge wrinkling, area of light dampness on bottom half of rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
LIFE IN THE CLEARINGS.  TO WHICH IS ADDED THIS AUTHOR'S INTRODUCTION TO MARK HURDLESTONE., Moodie, Susanna.  Edited and introduced by Robert L. McDougall.
205 Moodie, Susanna. Edited and introduced by Robert L. McDougall. LIFE IN THE CLEARINGS. TO WHICH IS ADDED THIS AUTHOR'S INTRODUCTION TO MARK HURDLESTONE.
Toronto Macmillan of Canada 1959 Hard Cover Very Good - Good+ 
298 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H). Eight b&w plates plus fold-out map - collated. Includes the author's introduction to her novel, "Mark Hurdlestone". "Mrs. Moodie, a refined and sophisticated person by upbringing and inclination, looks, not back, but about her at the relatively advanced society which had grown up in the clearings along the 'front' of the St. Lawrence and Lake Ontario. Here we are concerned, not with the woodsman's axe and the primitive struggle against nature, not with the solitary but with social man. Mrs. Moodie is quite sure that this society is in a much healthier condition than the one she had known in England: She associates the improvement with the mixing of the classes in the new society and thinks that the absence of convention and prejudice in the relations between various occupational groups is partly due to a 'friendly' American influence. She likes the greater liveliness in social intercourse, and better still she likes the way in which the stripping away of the old preconceptions makes possible a true estimate of a man's worth which she sees simply as the sum of his native ability, his industry, his moral training and his education." First published in 1853 . Minor browning to pages, light cigarette odor, a few tiny light stains in top margin of pages 264 & 265, light browning to edges of textblock, minor wrinking at top/bottom of spine, minor soiling on bottom of textblock. Dust jacket has light edgewear/wrinkling, light browning on spine and flap-folds, light rubbing, a few tiny water marks on spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
206 Moodie, Susanna. Edited and introduced by Robert L. McDougall. LIFE IN THE CLEARINGS. TO WHICH IS ADDED THIS AUTHOR'S INTRODUCTION TO MARK HURDLESTONE.
Toronto Macmillan of Canada 1966 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Good 
298 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H). Map endpapers. Eight b&w plates plus facsimile of first edition (1853) title page - collated. Includes the author's introduction to her novel, "Mark Hurdlestone". "Mrs. Moodie, a refined and sophisticated person by upbringing and inclination, looks, not back, but about her at the relatively advanced society which had grown up in the clearings along the 'front' of the St. Lawrence and Lake Ontario. Here we are concerned, not with the woodsman's axe and the primitive struggle against nature, not with the solitary but with social man. Mrs. Moodie is quite sure that this society is in a much healthier condition than the one she had known in England: She associates the improvement with the mixing of the classes in the new society and thinks that the absence of convention and prejudice in the relations between various occupational groups is partly due to a 'friendly' American influence. She likes the greater liveliness in social intercourse, and better still she likes the way in which the stripping away of the old preconceptions makes possible a true estimate of a man's worth which she sees simply as the sum of his native ability, his industry, his moral training and his education." Wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one crease across spine, very small bump to top corner of both boards. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has moderate edge wear/wrinkling, tiny edge tears and chips - archivally taped, light rubbing, minor soiling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
HAWAII TRAILS:  WALKS, STROLLS AND TREKS ON THE BIG ISLAND., Morey, Kathy.
207 Morey, Kathy. HAWAII TRAILS: WALKS, STROLLS AND TREKS ON THE BIG ISLAND.
Wilderness Press, Berkeley, CA, 1998, 3rd printing. 
272 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H), soft cover. ISBN 0899971342 B&w photographs, maps. "Hawaii is the largest island in the Hawaiian Island chain. It is an island filled with contrasts: on its west side vast lava 'moonscapes' stretch from mountains nearly 14,000 feet high to a coast that's dotted with shimmering blue bays, in the north a remote valley with its walls richly clothed in rainforest greenery and streaked with waterfalls protects a way of life that harkens back to the 1900's, and on the ea st side Earth's most active volcano destroys famous black-sand beaches and begins to create new ones just a few miles away. This guidebook contains walks that will satisfy everyone, ranging from easy strolls to strenuous, multi-day hikes. ( I t ) c o v ers the entire island, describing 60 walking tours and trips in all the hiking areas. For each trip, Morey describes the trail, and provides information on distance, difficulty, driving instructions, and average hiking time. Many tr ip d es cr i pt io ns include Hawaiian legends or interesting tidbits about the area of the trip. You'll find equipment suggestions, hiking tips, permission and permit requirements, and geological and historical information. The best way to exp e rie nce Ha wai i is on foo t, and 'Hawaii Trails' will set you on a path toward discovery of the fascinating wonders of the Big Island." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light rubbing. Very Good+ 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE ATLANTIC PROVINCES: NEWFOUNDLAND, NOVA SCOTIA, NEW BRUNSWICK, PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND.  CANADIAN LOCAL HISTORIES TO 1950: A BIBLIOGRAPHY / VOLUME I., Morley, William F.E.
208 Morley, William F.E. THE ATLANTIC PROVINCES: NEWFOUNDLAND, NOVA SCOTIA, NEW BRUNSWICK, PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND. CANADIAN LOCAL HISTORIES TO 1950: A BIBLIOGRAPHY / VOLUME I.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1967 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- 
137 pp, 10" H. 4 maps (2 fold out), some facsimile title pages. "(This book) is not only a work of reference but also a bibliographical study. It is invaluable as a source of information not only to historians or those who are mainly interested in the history of their home towns or native regions, but also to librarians, booksellers, collectors, and textual editors. These latter will find the careful descriptions of editions, issues, and variants particularly useful, and those wishing to pursue their inquiries by means of an actual copy of a local history will appreciate the location symbols given at the end of each entry. Titles are conveniently arranged by author under the name of the appropriate community, region, or province. An outline of the arrangement and a geographical index facilitate quick reference, and a general index is appended. There is also a list of bibliographical sources, and appropriate facsimile illustrations enliven the text. Wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very minor edge wear. Dust jacket has light browning at edges and on flap-folds, light edge wear/wrinkling, one tiny edge chip at top of rear hinge, a few very tiny edge tears. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE TREATIES OF CANADA WITH THE INDIANS OF MANITOBA AND THE NORTH-WEST TERRITORIES, INCLUDING THE NEGOTIATIONS ON WHICH THEY WERE BASED, AND OTHER INFORMATION RELATING THERETO., Morris, Alexander.
209 Morris, Alexander. THE TREATIES OF CANADA WITH THE INDIANS OF MANITOBA AND THE NORTH-WEST TERRITORIES, INCLUDING THE NEGOTIATIONS ON WHICH THEY WERE BASED, AND OTHER INFORMATION RELATING THERETO.
Toronto Prospero 2000 1552671410 / 9781552671412 Facsimile Reprint. Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good 
375 pp, 8vo (8 7/8" H). Reprint of the 1880 Belfords, Clarke & Co. edition. "In 1869, with the purchase of Rupert's Land from the Hudson's Bay Company, Canada assumed responsibility for any claims made by native groups in the new territory. Conscious of the escalating violence and costs in the American Indian Wars to the south, the government of the new Dominion embarked on a series of negotiations. By 1877, the Crown had signed a total of seven treaties - the first of what have become known as the numbered treaties - covering the westernmost part of Ontario, and much of the present-day Prairie Provinces. Four of these treaties were negotiated by Macdonald loyalist Alexander Morris, lieutenant-governor of both Manitoba and the North-West Territories. In addition, Morris concluded a treaty with refugee Sioux who had fled across the border from the United States Cavalry. (This) is a history of the western treaties signed by Morris and his predecessors. It is a record of the positions, negotiations and strategies, and also captures the often paternalistic attitudes held by the government and individuals toward native peoples in the Victorian era. Morris concludes with his thoughts on the implementation of the treaties and his hopes for the native groups with which he dealt. An appendix provides the full texts of the treaties." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny/small bump to corners of boards, minor rubbing, minor shallow bump to bottom of rear board, minor soiling to edges of textblock, small corner crease on page 49/50, very faint liquid splash on fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket has large corner crease on front flap, tiny perforation on front flap-fold, light rubbing - mainly on rear panel, very light edge wrinkling, light rubbing. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
ACADIENSIA NOVA (1598-1779).  VOLUME I.  NEW AND UNPUBLISHED DOCUMENTS AND OTHER DATA RELATING TO ACADIA (NOVA SCOTIA, NEW BRUNSWICK, MAINE, ETC.), Morse, William Inglis, editor.
210 Morse, William Inglis, editor. ACADIENSIA NOVA (1598-1779). VOLUME I. NEW AND UNPUBLISHED DOCUMENTS AND OTHER DATA RELATING TO ACADIA (NOVA SCOTIA, NEW BRUNSWICK, MAINE, ETC.)
London Bernard Quartich 1935 Limited edition of 375 copies. Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
222 pp, 8vo (8 7/8" H). Top edge gilt. **VOLUME I ONLY.** B&w maps, photographs, reproductions - collated. Errata slip tipped in. Contents: List of Illustrations; Preface; Bibliography; Introduction (Extracting fiction from history - Range of inquiry - Ancient bounds of Acadie - Influence of geographical discovery - Loss of documents - Age of Louis XIV and his colonial policy: missions and fisheries; Authenticity and history of the documents - Watermarks - Social conditions); Chapter I (Minute of Condition between Sir William Alexander and Duncan Forbes, 1625, and Document of Council for New England, 1634-5, with Biographical details and other observations); Chapter II (Account of the Voyage of Monsieur de Meulles to Acadie, 1685-1686); Chapter III (Original and unpublished Census of Acadie by Gargas, 1687-1688); Chapter IV (Sojourn of Gargas in Acadie, 1687-1688); Chapter V (Letter of Vincent de Saccardy relating to Acadie, from Rochelles, 12th January 1690). Slight wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor soiling on edges of text block. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing and soiling, darkening to the edge of flaps and flap-folds. 
Price: 125.00 USD
 
 
ILL MET BY MOONLIGHT., Moss, W. Stanley.  Introduction by M.R.D. Foot.  Prologue and Epilogue by Iain Moncreiffe.  Afterword by Patrick Leigh Fermor.
211 Moss, W. Stanley. Introduction by M.R.D. Foot. Prologue and Epilogue by Iain Moncreiffe. Afterword by Patrick Leigh Fermor. ILL MET BY MOONLIGHT.
Folio Society, London, 2001. 
214 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover (full dark blue cloth blocked in silver and red/brown with a design by David Rooney; light blue endleaves) - blue/black slipcase. B&w photographs, maps. "This book tells the (true) story of what is remembe red in Great Britain as a tremendous jape, yet is recalled in Crete - as Paddy Leigh Fermor explains in his afterword - as an act of just revenge for past German atrocities. It recounts the kidnapping, by two young officers serving in S.O.E. ( S p e c i al Operations Executive), of a German general from his headquarters in Crete, and the spiriting of him over the mountains of that island into a motor-launch, and so to captivity...." Slipcase has minor rubbing, tiny dinr on one front e d ge . F in e/ Ne ar Fine 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE SNOW WALKER., Mowat, Farley
212 Mowat, Farley THE SNOW WALKER.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1975 0771066309 / 9780771066306 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Inscribed By Author
222 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H). Inscribed by author on title page: "to Luba / with love / Farley Mowat / 75.". "(P)resents a memorable portrait of a land and its people, capturing the essence of the Arctic and of Eskimo lore. The reader meets Koonar, the first intruder from the world of the whites, who bore a strange and powerful gift to the Innuit (the People). And Angutna, who was Brother to Kipmik, the white fox - and who paid a terible price for that. Arnuk, the lost Husky, and the lone wolf. Kala, who survived by means of an act of desperation. Nakusiak, who was washed ashore on a Scottish island. These figures and many others swell to life-like proportions through the accomplished prose of Farley Mowat. Poignant in its depiction of a way of life that is no more, (it) is sure to be counted among (his) finest contributions to Canadian literature." Previous owner's name in ink on front free endpaper, a few very light finger marks in margins of pages, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing, a few tiny edge tears - some with creases, tiny ink mark at bottom edge of front flap and front panel, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE NEW FOUNDE LAND., Mowat, Farley.
213 Mowat, Farley. THE NEW FOUNDE LAND.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1989 0771066899 / 9780771066894 Reprint Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
330 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). Map. "1989 (marked) the fortieth anniversay of Newfoundland's entrance into the Canadian confederation. Farley Mowat, Canada's most impassioned man of letters, has had a long and rich association with Newfoundland. Over the years he has come to feel an abiding love for her untamed landscapes, her everchanging, fruitful seas, her rugged people. In this special edition of Mowat's collected writings about Newfoundland, he shares his passion for the Rock and for its history. Beginnng with the Viking explorers, then settlers and proceeding through the days of the cod fishery, the seal hunt and the great ships' captains, (this book) takes us all the way up to the present day. Not only is the history well covered, most parts of the island are described in the course of the book, and the humour of its inhabitants is given free rein. 'The New Founde Land' brings together writings from 'Westviking', 'This Rock Within the Sea', 'Wake of the Great Sealers', 'Sea of Slaughter', 'Grey Seas Under', 'The Boat Who Wouldn't Float' and 'A Whale for the Killing'. Widely considered to be the finest writing he has ever produced, these landmark works are a testament to Mowat's prodigious powers of expression. Much of the original text has been revised in this attractive and significant new edition, and has been linked with new writing special to this edition." 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE POLAR PASSION:  THE QUEST FOR THE NORTH POLE.  WITH SELECTIONS FROM ARCTIC JOURNALS., Mowat, Farley.  (Thorgisl Orrabeinsfostri, Robert Bylot, William Baffin, Elisha Kent Kane, Charels Francis Hall, George Tyson, Adolphus Greely, Fridtjof Nansen, Frederick Cook.)
214 Mowat, Farley. (Thorgisl Orrabeinsfostri, Robert Bylot, William Baffin, Elisha Kent Kane, Charels Francis Hall, George Tyson, Adolphus Greely, Fridtjof Nansen, Frederick Cook.) THE POLAR PASSION: THE QUEST FOR THE NORTH POLE. WITH SELECTIONS FROM ARCTIC JOURNALS.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1967 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
303 pp, 12 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated with reproductions, drawings, maps, photographs. Contents: Foreword; The First Steps North: The Saga of Thorgisl Orrabeinsfostri c. 997 A.D.; The Bay of Disbelief: The Fifth Voyage of Robert Bylot and Wm. Baffin, 1616; A Moth to the Flame: Elisha Kent Kane, Arctic Explorations, 1853-55; Life on an Ice-Floe: Charles Francis Hall, Life Among the Esquimaux, 1865 / George Tyson, Wonderful Drift, 1871-73; Lieut. Greely Sees It Through: Adolphus Greely, Three Years of Arctic Service, 1881-84; The Inland Ice: Fridtjof Nansen, The First Crossing of Greenland, 1888; The Passion Quickens: A Survey - 1892-1906; The Top of the World: Frederick Cook, My Attainment of the Pole, 1907-08; Epilogue; Sources and Acknowledgements; Index. Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, two very tiny stains on top of text block, very light edge wear. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/creasing, a few small edge tears and chips - tears archivally taped, light fading to spine color, light rubbing a few small faint foxing marks on inside. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
MUSKOKA AND HALIBURTON 1615-1875.  A COLLECTION OF DOCUMENTS., Murray, Florence B., edited and with introduction by.
215 Murray, Florence B., edited and with introduction by. MUSKOKA AND HALIBURTON 1615-1875. A COLLECTION OF DOCUMENTS.
Toronto Champlain Society for the Government of Ontario 1965 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Fair 
445 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Red cloth, gilt lettering/banding on spine. B&w illustrations, maps - collated. "The volume begins in the seventeenth century with the arrival of the first Europeans known to have seen the Georgian Bay shore, and with the Jesuit fathers who ministered to the Algonkin Indians hunting in the area. It concludes over two hundred years later with the establishment of community life, the coming of the railways, the lumber industry and the beginning of the tourist trade." A collection of source documents. Light toning to edges of text block, minor shelf soiling on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear/creasing, small edge tears and chips, light rubbing/soiling, light fading to spine colour, some darkening to spine and flap-folds, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 60.00 USD
 
 
THE VAGABOND FLEET:  A CHRONICLE OF THE NORTH PACIFIC SEALING SCHOONER TRADE., Murray, Peter.
216 Murray, Peter. THE VAGABOND FLEET: A CHRONICLE OF THE NORTH PACIFIC SEALING SCHOONER TRADE.
Victoria, B.C. Sono Nis Press 1988 1550390007 / 9781550390001 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good Maurice Chadwick. 
260 pp, 9 1/4" H. Map endpapers. Sepiatone photographs, colour ship portraits. "This gripping history of Canada's unknown seal hunt is a saga of greed and subterfuge, of bumbling diplomatic intrigue that almost led to war. At the same time it is the story of brave men who battled stormy seas in aging ships, many of which had seen better days. Countless lives were lost. Many of the victims were native Indians recruited with their canoes and spears from villages along the west coast of Vancouver Island. The effect of these tragedies on the Indian population and the economic impact of the fur seal hunt on their way of life is examined here for the first time. Threaded throughout the book are stories of the colourful characters who skippered and manned the sealing schooners. After years of acrimonious negotiations, a four-nation treaty was finally signed in 1911 which saved the fur seals from extinction. It was a landmark agreement in the conservation of marine life which set the pattern for a number of other international treaties over the years." Dust jacket has small wrinkle at top edge of rear flap, very light rubbing/soiling on rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
MANNERS AND MONUMENTS OF PREHISTORIC PEOPLES., Nadaillac, The Marquis de.  Translated by Nancy Bell (N. D'Anvers).
217 Nadaillac, The Marquis de. Translated by Nancy Bell (N. D'Anvers). MANNERS AND MONUMENTS OF PREHISTORIC PEOPLES.
New York G.P. Putnam's Sons 1892 First American Edition Hard Cover Good 
412 pp, 8 3/4" H. Brown cloth with gilt lettering on spine, gilt lettering/decoration on front board, top edge gilt. 113 b&w illustrations, including tissue-covered frontispiece. Contents: The Stone Age, its Duration, and its Place in Time; Food, Cannibalism, Mammals, Fish, Hunting and Fishing, Navigation; Weapons, Tools, Pottery - Origin of the Use of Fire, Clothing, Ornaments - Early Artistic Efforts; Caves, Kitchen-Middings, Lake Stations, "Terremares", Crannoges, Burghs, "Nurhags", "Talayoti", and "Truddhi"; Megalithic Monuments; Industry, Commerce, Social Organization - Fights, Wounds and Trepanation; Camps, Fortifications, Vitrified Forts - Santorin - The Towns upon the Hill of Hissarlik; Tombs; Index. Inside rear hinge has splitting to paper but is holding firmly, two edge tears on page leaf 403/404 - archivally taped, small 'v' tear on page leaf 407/408 - archivally taped, small area of browning at bottom of inside front hinge, browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, light edge wear - more at corners and at top/bottom of spine, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light waviness on spine, faint staining on half of rear board. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
NEWFOUNDLAND IN THE NORTH ATLANTIC WORLD, 1929-1949., Neary, Peter.
218 Neary, Peter. NEWFOUNDLAND IN THE NORTH ATLANTIC WORLD, 1929-1949.
Kingston McGill - Queen's University Press 1988 0773506683 / 9780773506688 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
459 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, map. "Following a brief summary of major developments in Newfoundland before 1929, Neary gives an account of the tumultuous events that led to the demise of responsible self-government and the establishment of a British-appointed Commission of Government in 1934. He draws material from both public and private sources in the United Kingdom, Canada, the United States, and Newfoundland to detail and evaluate the major policies of the Commission during three distinct phases; the continuing hard times of the 1930s, the boom years of the Second World War, and the period of post-war adjustment." Light wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
SPITFIRE RCW.  THE WARTIME EXPLOITS OF WING COMMANDER ROYCE CLIFFORD WILKINSON, O.B.E., D.F.M. & BAR, C. de G. (FRANCE)., Nelson, Kenneth James.  (Royce Clifford Wilkinson.)
219 Nelson, Kenneth James. (Royce Clifford Wilkinson.) SPITFIRE RCW. THE WARTIME EXPLOITS OF WING COMMANDER ROYCE CLIFFORD WILKINSON, O.B.E., D.F.M. & BAR, C. de G. (FRANCE).
Canada Self-published, 1994 0969862504 / 9780969862505 First Edition. Hard Cover Fine Fine 
156 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs, reproductions. "(B)y time and chance Wilkie (Royce Clifford Wilkinson) was to be involved in some of the greatest events in the twentieth century. He flew in the great air battles over France and Britain with No.1's and 3 (F) Squadrons, and was credited with destroying 9 2/3 enemy aircraft in one week. He helped form two American 'Eagle' Squadrons No.'s 71 and 121 and formed the first Hurricane fighter/bomber Squadron No.174. When shot down in 1942 he baled out at about 150 feet and made his escape through France and Spain to Gibralter, going almost everywhere by train and car in broad daylight, and in his own words 'I had a lovely time'. He formed one of the Mobile Airfields of 2nd. TAF for the invasion of Europe in 1944 and in the Pacific he led the longest Spitfire raid of the war, a four hour fifty minute flight from Darwin, Australia to Timor Island and back, without loss. He always led from the front and was highly decorated being awarded the O.B.E., D.F.M. and Bar, Croix de Guerre." 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
220 Newman, F.G. With the Sunniside Historical Society. THE TURNPIKE ROAD - SUNNISIDE, MARLEY HILL, BYERMOOR.
Seaham, Durham The People's History 1998 1902527011 / 9781902527017 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
128 pp, 9 3/8" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, map. "This new collection of over 200 photographs once again acknowledges the part coal mining played in our lives, but we also dwell on the vital role played by the farmers, market gardeners and food distributors. Throughout the grim years of the Second World War, when our island was virtually under siege, the agricultural industry fed the natiion and their contribution to the war effort was vital. The role of the agricultural industry has not diminished - home grown produce is still a vital commodity. The book pays tribute to the 'ordinary' people of our villages and we have included many of the families and individuals who have contributed to our community in their own special way. It is unfortunate but inevitable that some people will be omitted, but the selection appearing within these pages are representative of the many characters who have lived and worked along and around 'The Turnpike Road'." Contents: Introduction: The Coming of The Turnpike; Sunniside; Marley Hill; Byermoor to The Hobson; Remember the Blessings; On the Front Line; Acknowledgements and Dedication. Interior - small light soiling mark in text of page 19 (fully legible), otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - one tiny corner crease. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
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