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PANAMA AND THE CANAL TO-DAY: AN HISTORICAL ACCOUNT OF THE CANAL PROJECT FROM THE EARLIEST TIMES WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO THE ENTERPRISES OF THE FRENCH COMPANY AND THE UNITED STATES., Lindsay, Forbes.
41 Lindsay, Forbes. PANAMA AND THE CANAL TO-DAY: AN HISTORICAL ACCOUNT OF THE CANAL PROJECT FROM THE EARLIEST TIMES WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO THE ENTERPRISES OF THE FRENCH COMPANY AND THE UNITED STATES.
Boston L.C. Page 1912 New Revised Edition. Very Good No Jacket 
474 pp, 8 1/8" H. Beige cloth with gilt lettering/banding/decoration on spine and front board, top edge gilt. Pictorial endpapers, tissue-covered frontispiece, b&w photographs, drawings, maps (three fold-out, 2 photographic) - collated. Title continued: "With a detailed description of the waterway as it will be ultimately constructed: together with a brief history of the country and the first comprehensive account of its physical features and natural resources." Contents: Part I. The Canal - Preface to Second Edition; Preface; The Dream of the Strait; Practical Projects; The Panama Railroad; The French Enterprise; The Transfer of the Canal; The American Enterprise; The Canal as It will be; The Work under Army Engineers; Along the Line of the Canal. Part II. The Country: Panama Viejo; Morgan Sets out for Panama; The March across the Isthmus; Morgan Sacks Panama; Panama of To-day; The Churches of Panama; The Country and Its Resources; The Ancient Graves of Chiriqui; Up-Country in a Coasting Steamer; David and the Interior; Preparing for Operations; Progress in Panama; Appendices; Index. Some areas of light browning on endpapers, small area of surface paper loss on free front endpaper, some light wrinkling on half-title page, light browning on fore-edge and on bottom of text block, first fold-out map has two edge tears at hinge archivally taped and one small corner crease, very slight fading to spine colour, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, a few tiny foxing marks at top inside edge of boards, light rubbing and wear on bottom of book, two very tiny light stains on rear board. 
Price: 40.00 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.
42 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 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
 
 
CANADIAN OCCASIONS: ADDRESSES BY LORD TWEEDSMUIR (JOHN BUCHAN)., Lord Tweedsmuir.  (John Buchan.)
43 Lord Tweedsmuir. (John Buchan.) CANADIAN OCCASIONS: ADDRESSES BY LORD TWEEDSMUIR (JOHN BUCHAN).
Toronto Musson 1941 3rd Printing 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
 
 
OLD McGILL 1932.  VOLUME 35., Macmillan, Cyrus, Dr.; Leacock, Stephen, Dr.; Vaughan, Mrs.; Edmison, J.A.; Ford, Max.
44 Macmillan, Cyrus, Dr.; Leacock, Stephen, Dr.; Vaughan, Mrs.; Edmison, J.A.; Ford, Max. OLD McGILL 1932. VOLUME 35.
Montreal Undergraduates, McGill University 1932 Very Good - 
360 pp, 11" H, beige cloth with dark brown decoration on front board/spine, dark brown lettering on front board. Sepiatone photographs, including tipped-in, tissue-covered frontispiece. 'Graduate Monkey' themed book plate on front pastedown (name not filled in) and tailpiece. Colour print section dividers. Contents: In Memoriam; Old Principals; Old McGill, by Hon. Dr. Cyrus Macmillan; Degrees, Honoris Causa, 1931; Faculty of Arts and Science; School of Commerce; Why Graduate? by Dr. Stephen Leacock; Faculty of Dentistry; Faculty of Engineering; Department of Architecture; Faculty of Law; Undergraduate Publications; Faculty of Medicine; Faculty of Music; Faculty of Theology; Royal Victoria College; Some Random Reflections on Women and Their Education, by Mrs. Vaughan; McGill School of Physical Education; "Confession of a Door," by J.A. Edmison; Macdonald College; Other Departments; The "Campus in Camera," by Max Ford; "Exhibits in McGill's Circus," by J.A. Edmison; Graduates' Society; General Executives; Major Executive Awards; Music and Lyrics - Red and White Revue; Sectional Clubs; Athletics; Fraternities; Advertisement. Bookplate on front pastedown - no name, light browning on spine, small scuff/tear in cloth on spine, very light browning to edges of boards, minor wear at corners, minor soiling on edges of text block. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
THE RAILWAY DETECTIVE., Marston, Edward.
45 Marston, Edward. THE RAILWAY DETECTIVE.
London Allison & Busby 2004 0749006331 / 9780749006334 Reprint. Very Good Very Good 
261 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). "London, 1851. The London to Birmingham mail train is robbed and derailed, injuring the driver and others aboard. With the opening of the Great Exhibition at hand, interest is mounting in the engineering triumphs of the railways, but not everyone feels like celebrating. Planned with military precision, this crime challenges the new Police Force to its limits and leads Detective Inspector Robert Colbeck to discover a tangled web of murder, blackmail and destruction. As the momentum gains pace, Colbeck closes in on the criminal masterminds. But just as the police begin to think the villains are within their grasp, events take an unexpected turn - Madeleine Andrews, the beautiful daughter of the injured train driver, becomes an unwilling pawn in the criminals' game. In a final race against time, good and evil, new and old, are pitted against each other. But will the long arm of the law be quick enough? (This) is an action-packed dip into murky 1850s London. Full of historical detail, unexpected twists and memorable characters, (it) is a mystery that will surprise you at every turn." Remainder mark on bottom of text block - migrates slightly into page margin. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling and rubbing, remainder mark on bottom edge of flaps. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CASTOROLOGIA, OR THE HISTORY AND TRADITIONS OF THE CANADIAN BEAVER.  AN EXHAUSTIVE MONOGRAPH, POPULARLY WRITTEN AND FULLY ILLUSTRATED., Martin, Horace T.
46 Martin, Horace T. CASTOROLOGIA, OR THE HISTORY AND TRADITIONS OF THE CANADIAN BEAVER. AN EXHAUSTIVE MONOGRAPH, POPULARLY WRITTEN AND FULLY ILLUSTRATED.
Montreal Wm. Drysdale 1892 First Edition Good Inscribed by Publisher.
238 pp, 9 1/4" H. Brown cloth, bevelled boards, gilt lettering/decoration on spine and front board, top edge gilt. Inscribed on verso of frontispiece by the publisher: "To John Irwin Esq / of St. Andrews / Que / Feb. 1st / William F. Drysdale." Over 50 b&w illustrations (collated). Contents: Introduction; Mythology and Folklore; Mammoth Beavers; The European Beaver; The More Important American Rodents; Life History of the Canadian Beaver; Geographical Distribution; Engineering Accomplish-ments; Economic Considerations; Chemico-Medical Properties; Importance in Trade and Commerce; Uses of the Beaver in Manufactures; Hunting the Beaver; Experiments in Domestication; Anatomy - Osteology - Taxidermy; The Beaver in Heraldry; Appendices: Photo-copies from Original Documents - 1721-1726; Samuel Hearne's Account of the Beaver; Plaptypsyllus Castoris. Bookplate on front pastedown, a fe pages ahe rough edges due to opening, a few page edge tears archivally taped, light browning to edgews of text block, wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light edge and corner wear, wrinkling to cloth on spine, wrinkling/bubbling to cloth on front board, two very small dents on bottom edge of rear board, some light staining and color variation on cloth boards, some darkening to spine color. 
Price: 125.00 USD
 
 
LIFE ON THE SETTLE-CARLISLE RAILWAY.  ANECDOTES COLLECTED FROM RAILWAYMEN AND THEIR FAMILIES., Mitchell, W.R.
47 Mitchell, W.R. LIFE ON THE SETTLE-CARLISLE RAILWAY. ANECDOTES COLLECTED FROM RAILWAYMEN AND THEIR FAMILIES.
Clapham Dalesman 1984 0852067739 / 9780852067734 First Edition Good 
96 pp, 8 1/2" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "(R)ailwaymen recall the busy, exciting days of the Settle-Carlisle line - 72 miles of engineering brilliance and scenic splendour, which began life as the Midland Company's fast, all-weather route to Scotland. Conditions were often bad. The company could be mean-minded towards its staff, expecially in the inter-war years, when a man might be sacked before the year's end and re-employed at the old terms shortly afterwards. Yet the workforce kept a strong spirit, a sense of pride and good humour." Content: An Introduction; The Permanent Way; On the Footplate; A Signalman's Life; Wild Weather; Station Staff; Garsdale Head; Tunnels and Viaducts; Bed and Work; Animals in Transit; A Railway at War; Footplate Tales; Random Memories. Interior - Xmas 2008 and signature on half-title page, small soft bump at top/bottom corners of pages, soft crease at fore-edge of last two pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - soft creases at fore-edge of rear cover, light wear at top of spine, tiny and small corner creases on covers, light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ALTITUDES IN MANITOBA., Montgomery, R.H.
48 Montgomery, R.H. ALTITUDES IN MANITOBA.
Ottawa Edmond Cloutier 1942 Very Good 
114 pp, 9 3/4" H. Surveys and Engineering Branch, Geodetic Survey of Canada - Publication No. 46. Contents: General; The Precise Level Net of Canada; Canadian Geodetic Datum; Control Levelling in Manitoba; Sources of Information; Selection and Arrangement of Data; Abbreviations; Highest and Lowest Altitudes in Manitoba; Altitudes in Manitoba; Altitudes along Manitoba-Ontario Boundary. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor wear at top/bottom of rear hinge, small slight bump to fore-edge of book, small ghost sticker mark on front cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
FIGHT OR PAY: SOLDIERS' FAMILIES IN THE GREAT WAR., Morton, Desmond.
49 Morton, Desmond. FIGHT OR PAY: SOLDIERS' FAMILIES IN THE GREAT WAR.
Vancouver UBC Press 2004 0774811080 / 9780774811088 First Edition Very Good+ Very Good+ 
326 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w plates. "Aware that the recruiting effort might fail if men were forced to choose between their families and the front, the Canadian government and its wealthy backers introduced the Canadian Patriotic Fund, known in its day at 'the Patriotic'. Charged with support of soldiers' loved ones, the Patriotic and its volunteers set out to transform them into a middle-class model of frugality and self-denial. At the same time, the Militia Department took on the task of determining which dependants a soldier could or should support. Suddenly, the state and private philanthropists were managing family decisions that had never been their business before. 'Fight or Pay' brings to light the lives of thousands of valiant women whose sacrifices have been overlooked. It is an incisive, humane look at the beginning of a social welfare system that Canadians have come to think of as intrinsic to citizenship. This is a compelling addition to the landscape of Canadian history." Minor wrinkle at top of spine; Christmas notation, place, date and signature in pencil on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
50 Moseley, Keith, concept and paper engineering. Written by Alan Whitehouse. Illustrated by Brian Bartle and Brian Watson. STEAM LOCOMOTIVES: A THREE-DIMENSIONAL BOOK.
Orchard/Franklin Watts, New York, 1989. 
Unpaginated (approx 13 pp.), oblong 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover with glazed pictorial boards (no dust jacket). Wonderful, full-color pop-ups (one with moving wheels), finishing with a two-page spread of the Union Pacific's 'Big Boy', expanded with d ouble flaps , with Stephenson's 'Rocket' superimposed for comparison. Follows the history of the steam locomotive from Stephenson's 1825 "Locomotion', showing British, American and Continental engines. Very light wear at top corner of fr o n t b o a r d . Still in publisher's shrinkwrap. Near Fine 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
GETTING A JOB IN AVIATION., Norcross, Carl.
51 Norcross, Carl. GETTING A JOB IN AVIATION.
New York McGraw-Hill 1938 Seventh Printing. Very Good 
374 pp, 8 1/4" H. Dark blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine. B&w photographs. Contents: Introduction (Aviation as a Career); Jobs in the Air Lines (Air-line Pilots / Air-line Mechanics / Operations, Com-munications and Meteorology / Business Jobs in the Air Lines / Hostesses and Stewards); Private and Nonscheduled Commercial Flying (White-collar Jobs / Flying Jobs / Mechanical Jobs); Federal Government Jobs (Jobs in Governmental Service); Engineering and Manufacturing (Aeronautical Engineering as a Career / Jobs in Manufacturing Plants); Training (You and Aviation / Where to Learn / What of the Future?); Appendices (Government Ratings / Radio Licenses / Reading References); Index. Wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one tiny corner bump. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
BELL AND BALDWIN:  THEIR DEVELOPMENT OF AERODROMES AND HYDRODROMES AT BADDECK, NOVA SCOTIA., Parkin, J.H.
52 Parkin, J.H. BELL AND BALDWIN: THEIR DEVELOPMENT OF AERODROMES AND HYDRODROMES AT BADDECK, NOVA SCOTIA.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1964 First Edition Very Good Good 
555 pp, 9 1/4" H. Map endpapers, b&w photographs, tables (several fold-out). "(P)resents a detailed chronicle of the fascinating experiments in aerial flight and with hydrofoil craft conducted by Dr. (Alexander Graham) Bell and his engineering assistant and collaborators, Frederick Walker (Casey) Baldwin, at Baddeck, Nova Scotia. Bell was the chairman and Baldwin the chief engineer of the Aerial Experiment Association (1907-9), a group founded, inspired, and financed by Mrs. Bell: the successes of the Association, were based largely on logical, step-by-step development under the guiding genius of Dr. Bell. The detailed, day-by-day records of the group's operations kept by Dr. Bell make abundantly clear that his scientific and technical contributions, and his guidance and criticism, were of great importance to the development of aviation and hydrofoils. His keen analytical and deductive mind was at its best in analysing failures and propounding remedies, as in the suggestion of the aileron following the crash of the 'Red Wing'. Dr. Parkin provides here a brief description of Bell's amazing kite experiments, which extended over many years, and led to his powered- flight projects; and, to place the work of Bell and Baldwin in proper perspective, and to enable their accomplishments to be assessed, he has included a brief record of the prior art, including descriptions of the machines, early designers, builders, and pilots, including the Wrights, the Voisins, Bleriot, and Santos Dumont. He also presents the hitherto unpublished details of the remarkable development of hydrofoil craft at Baddeck, culminating after many years, in the spectacular achievement, in 1919, of 70.85 miles per hour, by the HD-4, the fastest craft afloat at that time." *Pages 463 through 494 plus one fold-out table are duplicated* Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine, one small edge tear a few tiny edge tears, minor rubbing, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
THE ESSENTIAL VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION GUIDE: WESTERN ALLIED TANKS 1939-45., Porter, David.
53 Porter, David. THE ESSENTIAL VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION GUIDE: WESTERN ALLIED TANKS 1939-45.
London Amber 2010 1906626324 / 9781906626327 Reprint. Very Good+ Very Good+ 
192 pp, large 8vo (9 11/16" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, colour profiles, insignia. "(O)ffers a highly-illustrated guide to the main armored fighting vehicles used by the Western Allies in the European theater during World War II. Organized chronologically by campaign, the book features a wide range of vehicles from every Allied country, including Poland, Holland, Belgium, France, Canada, Australia, the UK, and the U.S.A. (I)ncludes all the major and many minor tank types, with variants of the M4 Sherman, Stuart, Churchill, and Matilda, as well as mat-laying, engineering, and mine-clearing versions. Lesser-known models from the early years of the war, armored cars, halftracks, trucks, and amphibious vehicles make this a rounded compendium of Western Allied armored fighting vehicles. Sample unit structures and orders of battle from company up to corps level provide an organizational context for key campaigns, such as the Battle of France and the Normandy Landings." Previous owner's place, date and signature in ink on front free endpaper; old price 'blacked out' on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has some minor edgfe wrinlkling, small soft crease at top of front hinge. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
THE CUNARD WHITE STAR QUADRUPLE-SCREW NORTH ATLANTIC LINER QUEEN MARY., Reade, Leslie, Introduction.
54 Reade, Leslie, Introduction. THE CUNARD WHITE STAR QUADRUPLE-SCREW NORTH ATLANTIC LINER QUEEN MARY.
New York Bonanza 1979 Very Good Good+ 
288 pp, 4to (12 1/8" H). Profusely illus in b&w with photographs, diagrams, plans, cutaways, advertisements. "The volume is mainly composed of a facsimile reprint of a souvenir number of 'The Shipbuilder and Marine Engine-builder'. The original issue was dated June 1936 and was published to commemorate the maiden voyage of this much-loved ship. A valuable addition is a specially written illustrated epilogue by Leslie Reade, continuing the story of the ship's career after its launching." Previous owner's name, place, Christmas date and signature in ink on free front endpaper; tiny dint at bottom of each board; tiny scuff at bottom of front board; extra fold crease on fold-out cross-section illustration at rear of book. Dust jacket has has light rubbing, some areas of light edge wrinkling with minor wear, several very small edge tears, tears and tiny chips at top of spine - archivally taped. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
55 Riddell, W.A. Foreword by J.W.T. Spinks. THE FIRST DECADE: A HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN, REGINA CAMPUS.
Regina University of Regina 1974 First Edition Very Good 
155 pp + 8 additional pages of photographs, 9 3/8" H. Cream-coloured cloth with black lettering on spine, black lettering and colour illustration on front board. "This brief history is an attempt to recall the hopes and expectations apparent in the decisions, the planning and labor of the first ten years of the University of Saskatchwan, Regina Campus." Light waviness impressions on rear endpapers and last three page leaves; and light impressions from front board pastedown/cloth construction on preliminary pages - all from manufacturing process, very small soiling mark at bottom of spine, slight smudging of ink in authors name on spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
OF MUD AND DREAMS:  UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO 1957-1967., Scott, James.
56 Scott, James. OF MUD AND DREAMS: UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO 1957-1967.
Toronto Ryerson Press 1967 First Edition Very Good Very Good- Inscribed
194 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w photographs. Inscribed on front free endpaper: "To Dr. Friedberg. / With my thanks for your / frank, capable, / professional service / JG Hagey." (J.G. Hagey was the first President of Waterloo University.) "This is the story of the founding and development of the University of Waterloo from the first exploratory meetings when the concept of the university took root. It tells of the original campus, which was planned on 237 acres, and the long struggle for identity which ensued. Early faculty leaders - the 'fearsome five' as they were known to their cohorts - worked at establishing a set of goals and standards for the infant institution. The author describes the development of the faculties of engineering, science and arts, as well as the school of graduate studies that followed. At last, the first graduating class emerged, setting a precedent for the thousands of students who were soon to follow." Slight toning to edges of text block, minor edge wear, one or two tiny faint foxing marks on top of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear - tiny chips at top/bottom of hinges and flap-folds, light soiling - mainly at edges, small tear at top of front flap-fold - archivally taped, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE RIGGING MAINTENANCE AND INSPECTION OF AIRCRAFT ("A" LICENCE).  AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING SERIES: GROUND ENGINEERS., Speller, W.J.C.
57 Speller, W.J.C. THE RIGGING MAINTENANCE AND INSPECTION OF AIRCRAFT ("A" LICENCE). AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING SERIES: GROUND ENGINEERS.
London Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons 1941 Second Edition Very Good- 
143 pp, 8 3/4" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w drawings/diagrams, photographs. Contents: Foreword; Preface; Assembly and Rigging, and the Correction of Faults (Assembly of Aircraft Structures; Rigging Adjustment and Check / Controls: Adjustment and Check / Correction of Faults Experienced in Flight); Defects and Deterioration in Materials, and Methods of Effecting Minor Repairs and Replacements (Timber: Defects and Deterioration / Metals (ditto) / Other Materials / Control Mechanism: Defects and Deterioration / Inspection After a Bad Landing / Wheel Brakes / Miscellaneous Gear / General Maintenance and Minor Repairs / Aircraft Fire Fighting Equipment); Hydraulic Equipment Affecting the Safety of Aircraft (Hydraulic Installations / Safety Devices / Undercarriage Locks / Methods of Testing Units / Installation Notes); Seaplanes and Flying Boats (Order of Erection (Flying Boats) / Rigging / General Maintenance and Minor Repairs of Hulls and/or Floats / Marine Equipment: Description and Maintenance); Instruments: Methods of Inspecting and Testing the Installation (Air Speed Indicators / Altimeter / Turn Indicator / Compass Installation in Aircraft, and Adjustment); General Service Electrical Installation Including Continuity and Insulation Tests (The Generator / Accumulators / Low Tension Insulated Cables / General Electrical Parts, Components, and Accessories); Appendices (Specimen Certificate of Safety for Flight / Specimen Release Note / Glossary of Aeronautical Terms); Inset: De Havilland Compression Strut. Interior - soft bump to top corner of pages, soft waviness at top edge of pages due to previous dampness, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light browning and light wrinkling on spine, light water stains at top edge of boards and on top of text block, very light soiling on boards. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE ST. LAWRENCE WATERWAY PROJECT:  THE STORY OF THE ST. LAWRENCE RIVER AS AN INTERNATIONAL HIGHWAY FOR WATER-BORNE COMMERCE., Stephens, George Washington.
58 Stephens, George Washington. THE ST. LAWRENCE WATERWAY PROJECT: THE STORY OF THE ST. LAWRENCE RIVER AS AN INTERNATIONAL HIGHWAY FOR WATER-BORNE COMMERCE.
Montreal Louis Carrier 1929 Third impression. Good+ Fair 
460 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w plates, maps (3 fold-out) - collated. Colour map endpapers. Chapter headings: Treaties, Boundaries, Waterways, 1712-1929; Transportation and Communication; International Aspect of Arterial Waterways; St. Lawrence Waterway Project; History of the Negotiations of the St. Lawrence Waterway Project, 1832-1929; Canals of Canada and the United States; The Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal (Chicago Diversion); Alternative Water Routes to Europe; Power; Reflections; Appendices: Convention beween Canada and the U.S., 1929, regarding Preservation of Scenic Beauty of Niagara; General analysis of costs; Information regarding work of deepening channel of St. Lawrence between Montreal and Quebec to 35 feet; Findings of Supreme Court as to Relative Merits of Dominion and Provinces in relation to Proprietary Interest in and Legislative Control over Waters with respect to Navigation and Water-powers created or made available or in connection with Works for Improvement of Navigation; Ouline chart of Arguments advanced for and against St. Lawrence project. Slight toning in margins of pages, light browning to edges of text block, inside rear hinge paper is split but hinge is holding firmly with fabric, both fold-out maps have large and small tears archivally taped, page 388 fold-out map has a very small piece missing at centre and has several extra fold creases due to mis-folding. Dust jacket has various small edge tears and chips, very light browning to flap-folds and edges, moderate browning and multiple tiny to small water stains on spine, now protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
FROM NAKED APE TO SUPERSPECIES: A PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE ON HUMANITY AND THE GLOBAL ECO-CRISIS., Suzuki, David and Dressel, Holly.
59 Suzuki, David and Dressel, Holly. FROM NAKED APE TO SUPERSPECIES: A PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE ON HUMANITY AND THE GLOBAL ECO-CRISIS.
Toronto Stoddart 1999 0773731946 / 9780773731943 First Edition Very Good+ Very Good+ 
332 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). "For millenia, we lived in harmony with the Earth, taking only what we required to survive. But in just the past few centuries, we have used our powers to thrill and amuse ourselves, to satisfy our obsession with consumption and new technology, without regard for the consequences. And in doing so, we have exploited our surroundings on an unprecedented scale. In (this book, the authors) lucidly describe how we have evolved beyond our needs, trampling other species, believing that we can make the Earth work the way we want it to. And they introduce us to the people who are fighting back, those who are resisting the inexorable advance of the 'global economy' juggernaut, the people whose voices are difficult to hear over the din of corporate PR machines. We learn about how human arrogance - demonstrated by our disregard for the small and microscopic species that constitute the Earth's engine, and our reckless use of technological inventions like powerful herbicides or genetically engineered crops - is threatening the health of our children and the safety of our food supply. But it's not too late to change our course. (The book) shows that we are at a turning point - we can either push ahead on our path to destruction, or we can reshape our place in nature and prosper." Gift notation in ink on title page, minor bump at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
CREWE WORKS IN THE AGE OF STEAM: A PICTORIAL TRIBUTE., Talbot, Edward.
60 Talbot, Edward. CREWE WORKS IN THE AGE OF STEAM: A PICTORIAL TRIBUTE.
Hayes / Oxford Publishing, (Sparkford, 1987), reprint. 
Unpaginated, 4to (11" H), hard cover in dust jacket. 213 b&w photographs. "Throughout the steam age, Crewe Works was one of the leading, if not the leading, railway works in the UK. Indeed, in 1913 'The Railway Magazine' described it as 'the most famous railway works in the world'. In its heyday (particularly under the London & North Western Railway) it was world renowned for its manufacture and repair of locomotives and carriages. In addition to rolling stock, the Works manufactured dozens of other items as diverse as steel rails and needles, bricks and gas mantles, and signals and lubricants. Moreover, it trained hundreds of railway engineers; who either entered the ranks of the LNWR, LMS or British Railways; or who went on to other British railway companies or to railways overseas in the British Empire and beyond. The influence of Crewe Works accordingly spread far from the confines of Crewe as a railway engineering centre...This album is designed to give a pictorial impression of Crewe Works in the steam age, and endeavours to portray some of the many achievements of the Works and the personnel who laboured within it." Faint cigarette odor, small bump to top corner of boards and at bott om edge of rear board. Dust jacket has a few small areas of light edge wrinkling. VG/VG 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
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