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BIRDS OF A DIFFERENT PLUMAGE: A STUDY OF BRITISH-INDIAN RELATIONS FROM AKBAR TO CURZON., Mudford, Peter.
41 Mudford, Peter. BIRDS OF A DIFFERENT PLUMAGE: A STUDY OF BRITISH-INDIAN RELATIONS FROM AKBAR TO CURZON.
London Collins 1974 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 
314 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w plates, maps. "(N)ot intended as a 'history' of British India, but as the study of a relationship and the way of life that grew from it. The story begins nearly four hundred years ago, on 5th April 1584, when the first three Englishmen - prisoners in neighbouring Portuguese Goa - escaped across the border into India. It ends with the Imperial climax - the Viceroyalty of Lord Curzon - at the start of the long struggle which led to Independence in 1947. The cast includes the very famous, from Clive, Hastings and Burke to Kipling and Rabindranath Tagore, but also the less well known, the diarists, explorers and travellers, who recorded their impressions of a land understandably strange and dangerous - ." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear, small shallow bump at top edge of front board, fianr erased pencil marks on free front endpaper. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few tiny chips, one tiny closed tear, small ghost sticker mark on front flap, very small stain at bottom edge of front panel, fading to spine color. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE CREATURE IN THE MAP:  A JOURNEY TO EL DORADO., Nicholl, Charles.
42 Nicholl, Charles. THE CREATURE IN THE MAP: A JOURNEY TO EL DORADO.
New York William Morrow 1995 0688146007 / 9780688146009 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
398 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w illustrations. "In May 1595, a hundred Englishmen - 'gentlemen, soldiers, rowers, boat-keepers, boys, and of all sorts' - rowed up a river in South America in search of the lost golden city of El Dorado. They were led by Sir Walter Ralegh, forty years old, ready to hazard his fading reputation on this doomed gamble. Four hundred years later Charles Nicholl follows their trail into the strange terrain of this enduring international obsession. The journey begins with Ralegh's curious 'charte' in the British Museum and leads through the labyrinthine delta of the Orinoco River and up into the rugged Guiana highlands of southern Venezuela, the setting of Conan Doyle's 'The Lost World'. A night with a Warao tobacco shaman, an encounter with the jungle-hermit Laime, bush pilot Jimmy Angel's stories of earlier days, life in the shantytowns of the region's gold diggers - these color and deepen the book's intense recollection of that original Elizabethan expedition. In this vivid reconstruction, Nicholls blends historical scholarship with idiosyncratic reportage in a unique and fascinating mix." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has some light wrinkling at top of spine and top edge, slight fading to some of the spine and front hinge colour. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
POEMS., Noyce, Wilfrid.  (Cuthbert Wilfrid Francis Noyce.)  Foreword by Frances Cornford.
43 Noyce, Wilfrid. (Cuthbert Wilfrid Francis Noyce.) Foreword by Frances Cornford. POEMS.
London Heinemann 1960 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Good Signed by Author
98 pp, 8 3/4" H. Light green cloth with silver lettering on spine. Signed, with an underscore, on front free endpaper by Wilfrid Noyce, British mountaineer and author. Noyce was a climbing member of the 1953 British Expedition that made the first ascent of Mount Everest. Poems include: Mountains and Hills; Hell Gate; A Prayer for Everest; Icefall; Swiss Tents on the South Col; The Snowslide; Before the Last Climb; Delhi Plain; Himalayan Window; Nepalese Village; Cholderton in Wiltshire; Two Verses in the Black-out, 1940; Lazaretto; King's College Bridge, 1946; etc., arranged under the headings: Mountain Sequence; Whoe'er She Be; People, Places, Seasons; Moods; Interpretations. Wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight fading and slight browning to spine and at top edge of boards, one very small corner bump and two slight very small corner bumps, six very tiny marks on fore-edge of text block, four very tiny dents on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - a little more at top of spine and flap-folds with small tears archivally tape on inside, light browning on spine, very light browning on flap folds and top edge of flaps, tiny red ink mark at fore-edge of front flap, slight general toning, water stain at bottom 1 1/2" of spine, one small edge tear archivally taped, now protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 225.00 USD
 
 
MAINE BEAUTIFUL.  A PICTORIAL RECORD COVERING ALL THE COUNTIES OF MAINE, WITH TEXT BETWEEN., Nutting, Wallace.  With poems by Mildred Hobbs.
44 Nutting, Wallace. With poems by Mildred Hobbs. MAINE BEAUTIFUL. A PICTORIAL RECORD COVERING ALL THE COUNTIES OF MAINE, WITH TEXT BETWEEN.
Framingham, Massachusetts Old America Company 1924 First Edition Hard Cover Good Signed by Author
302 pp, 10 3/16" H. Green cloth, profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings. Signed by author on front free endpaper. Section headings: Explanatory; Maine; The Approaches to Maine; Maps of Maine (provides text only); The Coast of Maine; Maine from Kittery to Portland; Passama-quoddy Bay; Maine's Mountain Regions; The Lakes and Streams of Maine; Old Maine Mills; Canoeing in Maine; The Trees of Maine; Ornamental and Fruit Trees; Maine Apple Blossoms; Maine in Winter; Attractive Maine Villages; Some Maine Cities; Let Us Go Down Into Maine!; A National Asset; Something Not Beautiful; Vacationing in Maine; The Setting of a Cottage; The Country Parsonage; Welcome Home; Old Dwellings in Maine; Wells and Springs; The Superiority of Country Life; What Explorers Thought of Maine; The Romance of the Kennebec; A Wonderful Old Edifice; Dwellings at Kittery; The Empire of Aroostook; View Points in Maine; Truth and Beauty; Hidden Things Come to Light; Superlatives; The Future of Maine; Comment on Line Drawings; Some of the Pictures in Detail; Acknowledgements; Index. Small word in ink at top of front pastedown, very light soiling on top/bottom of text block, slight toning to edges of text block, light edge wear at corners and top/bottom of spine, slight separation between some page gatherings but holding firmly, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, some loss of gold on front board title block, slight fading to spine color, some slight variation in color on boards, a few very light stains on spine and rear board. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
45 O'Flaherty, Patrick. THE ROCK OBSERVED: STUDIES IN THE LITERATURE OF NEWFOUNDLAND.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1979 0802023517 / 9780802023513 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
222 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. "(A) study of how Newfoundland has been pereceived over the centuries by the islanders themselves and by outsiders. (This book) offers an integrated survey of Newfoundland literature, culture, and history. It illustrates the forces that have made Newfoundland a special place and Newfoundlanders a special people, 'a breed apart'. Against a background of political, economic, and cultural history, Patrick O'Flaherty submits the conflicting literary impressions of his island to a searching critical analysis. He finds the writings of explorers, missionaries, settlers, adventurers, novelists, and poets to be limited, or enlivened, by their own characters and preconceptions. There emerges a sympathetic but unsentimental picture of Newfoundland and its people, informed throughout by O'Flaherty's keen awarenes, based on an outport upbringing, of what Newfoundland has been and is." Faint erased pencil marks and two small light ink stains on front free endpaper. Dust jacket has very light browning on rear panel and on flaps. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
46 Owen, Russell. THE ANTARCTIC OCEAN.
London Whittlesey House / McGraw-Hill 1941 Second Printing Hard Cover Good Fair Stephen J. Voorhies, maps. 
254 pp, 9 1/4" H. Map endpapers. B&w photographs, maps. "The search for a land greater than the United States and Mexico began centuries ago, but it was not until a little more than a hundred years ago that an American sealer, Nat Palmer, first glimpsed its mainland. After the fanatic fumblings of explorers like Quiros, the discoverer-priest, hard-headed men pushed farther and farther south to learn what lay in the land of mist and snow. Captain Cook sailed around the land without seeing it; Lieut. Charles Wilkes, an American, sailed along its coast for 1,500 miles. Capt. James Clark Ross, the famous Englishman, broke into the silent sea which bears his name and for the first time brought back some knowledge of this great continent, with its high barriers of ice, its lofty mountain ranges and a live volcano, its tremendous beauty. Since then men have been to the South Pole on foot and in airplanes, have lived on ships fast in the ice and on the ice itself. Here are found the names of Scott and Shackleton, of Charcot and Amundsen, of Byrd and Ellsworth. (This) is the story of the almost incredible hardships men overcame because they were driven to rip the veil from one of the most majestic and fabulous regions of the earth." Pencil erasure mark at top of free front endpaper, previous owner's bookplate on verso of free front endpaper, very soft crease down preliminary pages, previous owner's stamp at bottom of page 100 and on one rear page, erased pencilled number on free rear endpaper, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light edge wear. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear/creasing, old tape at top/bottom inside edge, light to moderate rubbing/soiling, afew very small chips and tears, light browning, date stamp on inside of rear flap. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE PRAIRIE PROVINCES TO 1953 WITH BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX., Peel, Bruce Braden, compiler.  Foreword by J.H. Archer.
47 Peel, Bruce Braden, compiler. Foreword by J.H. Archer. A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE PRAIRIE PROVINCES TO 1953 WITH BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1973 0802019722 / 9780802019721 Second Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ No Jacket 
780 pp, 9 3/4" H. Orange cloth with black lettering on spine and front board, green endpapers. Contents: Foreword; Preface to the Second Edition; Preface to the 1963 Supplement; Preface to the First Edition; Libraries, Collections, and Other Sources Cited; Bibliography of the Prairie Provinces; Subject Index - The Environment / The People / History / History, Local / Explorers, Surveyors, and Travellers / Pro Pelle Cutem / Red River Settlement / Rebellions and Regimental Histories / Maintiens le Droit: Royal Canadian Mounted Police / Communications / Settling the West / Ranching / The Wheat Economy / Co-operation / Politics and Government / Laws, Statutes, etc. / Medicine and Nursing / The Spiritual Life / Education / Indian Languages / Literary Works / Journalism / Bibliography - Title Index; Author Index with biographical notes; Initials, Pseudonyms, and Religious Names. Light browning to edges of endpapers, one small soft corner bump. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE LURE OF MONTREAL.  REVISED EDITION., Percival, W.P.
48 Percival, W.P. THE LURE OF MONTREAL. REVISED EDITION.
Ryerson, Toronto, 1964, revised edition. 
204 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates. "....both a history of the old Montreal and a guide to the new. (This book) retells the exciting story of the early explorers and merchants who, three hundred years ago, pioneered the largest and fastest growing metropolis in Canada. Today, century-old buildings have given way to towering skyscrapers, multi-million-dollar Place Ville Marie and Place des Arts have revitalized the heart of the city, and new Dorval is one o f t h e b usiest airports on the continent. 'The Lure of Montreal' will guide the tourist to adjoining regions in the Province of Quebec: Quebec City, Gaspe, Saguenay region and world-famed Laurentian resorts." Very minor soiling to boards, m i no r w ri nk li n g at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling at top of rear flap-fold, one tiny edge tear, minor soiling/rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
FIRST APPROACHES TO THE NORTHWEST COAST., Pethick, Derek.
49 Pethick, Derek. FIRST APPROACHES TO THE NORTHWEST COAST.
Vancouver J.J. Douglas 1976 0888940564 / 9780888940568 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good- 
232 pp, 9 1/4" H. Illustration section on green stock at front of book, map. "An ocean-going ship built of copper-sheathed mahogany. A trans-Siberian expedition that builds gallows every 20 miles. A circumnavigator who starts his working life as an apprentice to a Scottish grocer. Of the marvels and quirks of Europe's 18th-century forays to the northwest coast, few signs remain on Canada's Pacific shores. Yet before 1792, twenty-nine voyages reached land between what is now the California-Oregon border and the Bering Sea. Each of these voyages permanently altered the balance of power among European courts - as well as setting the tone of relations between the native peoples and the 'mau mau'l ney': those who came 'floating on the water without land'. Derek Pethick captures the political significance of each voyage while conveying the important details that make the men, their failures and accomplishments, come alive: for instance, the journal entry showing how the crew of the fated second Bering expedition, marooned on a desolate northern island, still debated whether they might lighten their misery by playing cards or whether this behaviour would be at variance with the tsar's orders." Faint erased pencil marks at top of front free endpaper, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear/wrinkling, a few very small chips, several edge tears with old tape repairs on inside top edge, light rubbing/soiling, small surface paper loss on spine, small light water stain on inside bottom edge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
50 Reid, Ron; Gray, William M.; Peake, Sean; Pryke, Susan; King, Paul; Tatley, Richard; Mason, D.H.C.; Boyer, Barbaranne; O'Brien, Brendan; Smith, Graham; Gockel, Paul; Ross, Judy. SUMMERTIMES: IN CELEBRATION OF 100 YEARS OF THE MUSKOKA LAKES ASSOCIATION.
Toronto / Erin Stoddart/Boston Mills 1994 1550460811 / 9781550460810 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
192 pp, 12 1/4"H. Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, reproductions. Contents: Foreword; Enduring Land of Rock: A Natural History of Muskoka; Obajewanung: The First Peoples; David Thompson Slept Here: Muskoka's First Surveyor; In the Footsteps of the Mapmakers: Explorers and Surveyors; The Promised Land: Early Settlers; Timber!: The Lumber Trade in Muskoka; The Muskoka Club: The First Islanders; The Last Waltz: Life in the Golden Era of Muskoka Resorts; Memories: Cottage Life at the Turn of the Century; Room with a View: Cottage Architects & Builders; Getting There is Half the Fun: Transportation in and Around Muskoka; A Reputation to Cherish: 100 Years of Boating; A Century of Concerns: The History of the Muskoka Lakes Association; Officers; Bibliography; Index. Tiny area of surface paper loss to edge of rear pastedown. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light edge wrinkling at top edge, light rubbing. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
SUMMERTIMES:  IN CELEBRATION OF 100 YEARS OF THE MUSKOKA LAKES ASSOCIATION., Reid, Ron; Gray, William M.; Peake, Sean; Pryke, Susan; King, Paul; Tatley, Richard; Mason, D.H.C.; Boyer, Barbaranne; O'Brien, Brendan; Smith, Graham; Gockel, Paul; Ross, Judy.
51 Reid, Ron; Gray, William M.; Peake, Sean; Pryke, Susan; King, Paul; Tatley, Richard; Mason, D.H.C.; Boyer, Barbaranne; O'Brien, Brendan; Smith, Graham; Gockel, Paul; Ross, Judy. SUMMERTIMES: IN CELEBRATION OF 100 YEARS OF THE MUSKOKA LAKES ASSOCIATION.
Toronto / Erin Stoddart/Boston Mills 1994 1550460811 / 9781550460810 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
192 pp, 12 1/4"H. Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, reproductions. Contents: Foreword; Enduring Land of Rock: A Natural History of Muskoka; Obajewanung: The First Peoples; David Thompson Slept Here: Muskoka's First Surveyor; In the Footsteps of the Mapmakers: Explorers and Surveyors; The Promised Land: Early Settlers; Timber!: The Lumber Trade in Muskoka; The Muskoka Club: The First Islanders; The Last Waltz: Life in the Golden Era of Muskoka Resorts; Memories: Cottage Life at the Turn of the Century; Room with a View: Cottage Architects & Builders; Getting There is Half the Fun: Transportation in and Around Muskoka; A Reputation to Cherish: 100 Years of Boating; A Century of Concerns: The History of the Muskoka Lakes Association; Officers; Bibliography; Index. Very minor wear on bottom edge of boards. Dust jacket has very minor edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very minor rubbing. small crease at top corner of front flap. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
52 Robertston, Heather. MEASURING MOTHER EARTH: HOW JOE THE KID BECAME TYRRELL OF THE NORTH.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 2007 0771075391 / 9780771075391 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
348 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs, maps. "One of Canada's first scientific explorers, Joseph Burr Tyrrell began his career in the late nineteenth century by surveying the Rocky Mountains on foot and mapping remote northern regions from a birchbark canoe; he ended it at the dawn of the Atomic Age, flying across the wilderness in bush planes. Among his many accomplishments, Tyrrell discovered Canada's first dinosaur, Albertosaurus, and an Ice Age glacier he named Keewatin. He risked his own and his companions' lives charting the Dubawnt and Kazan river networks west of Hudson Bay, and rescued the maps and records of Canada's great geographer, David Thompson, from oblivion. After he failed to find gold in the Klondike, Tyrrell gambled on buying a gold mine in Kirkland Lake, Ontario, and won millions." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very minor edge wear. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
53 Servos, Launcelot Cressy. Inscribed. FRONTENAC AND THE MAID OF THE MIST: A ROMANCE OF THEALA AND FRONTENAC AT THE TIME WHEN FRONTENAC RULED CANADA AND OUROUEHATI DOMINATED OVER WHAT IS NOW NEW YORK STATE.
Rodale, Emmaus, Pa., (1938), 2nd edition. 
356 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover (dark green cloth with gold lettering on spine) - no dust jacket. INSCRIBED ON FRONT PASTEDOWN - "AUTOGRAPH COPY, LAUNCELOT CRESSY SERVOS." Very light browning to endpapers - darker in gutters, very light edge wear, wrinkling at bottom of spine, browning to edges of textblock, small faint watermark on top of textblock. VG- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
SHACKLETON:  HIS ANTARCTIC WRITINGS., Shackleton, Ernest.  Selected and introduced by Christopher Ralling.
54 Shackleton, Ernest. Selected and introduced by Christopher Ralling. SHACKLETON: HIS ANTARCTIC WRITINGS.
British Broadcasting Corporation, (London, 1983), Ist edition. 
264 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, b&w and color photos, maps, reproductions. "...throws light on the character and actions of this remarkable man through a chronological selection from Shackleton's own writings, public and private. Much of the material comes from his own books, 'The Heart of the Antarctic' and 'South', both long out of print, which recount the triumphs and disasters of the 'Nimrod' and 'Endurance' expeditions with the freshness and immediacy of the diaries on which they are largely based. Together with his poetry and letters - especially those to his wife, Emily - they build up to the lively self-portrait of a many-sided, complex and fascinating man...Christopher Ralling's biographical notes provide a framework for Shackleton's own words, setting them in their time." Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light rubbing, one 1" closed tear at top of front hinge, tiny tear at top of front flap-fold. NF/V G 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
GREAT SCOTS!  HOW THE SCOTS CREATED CANADA., Shaw, Matthew.  Foreword by Hon. Duff Roblin.
55 Shaw, Matthew. Foreword by Hon. Duff Roblin. GREAT SCOTS! HOW THE SCOTS CREATED CANADA.
Winnipeg Heartland 2003 1896150446 / 9781896150444 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
224 pp, 9 3/4" H. B&w and colour illustrations. "Through the fur trade, Scots formed the backbone of North America's first continent-wide industry more than two hundred years ago. They then used their power to create the first banks, railways, shipping lines, universities, and media. They also branched into and dominated politics, the military and literature. This book demonstrates the astounding extent to which Canada's fundamental institutions and culture are a product of early, tough-minded Scottish immigrants." Bump at top corner of boards, tiny bump at bottom corner of boards and front hinge, slight fading at bottom edge of front board and spine. Dust jacket has very light rubbing, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
MAPS THAT MADE HISTORY:  THE INFLUENTIAL, THE ECCENTRIC AND THE SUBLIME., Smart, Lez.
56 Smart, Lez. MAPS THAT MADE HISTORY: THE INFLUENTIAL, THE ECCENTRIC AND THE SUBLIME.
Kew, Richmond National Archives 2004 1903365643 / 9781903365649 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ 
191 pp, small 4to (10 1/2" H). Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with maps, battle plans, photographs, reproductions. "Here we present 25 glorious examples (of maps), reproduced large-scale with magnified details. This thought-provoking collection features maps that record major and minor events; maps that have influenced and inspired; even maps that have deceived. Each gives a fascinating insight into the times in which it was created. Lez Smart tells the story behind each map and reflects on what it reveals about its makers and users, from the early cartographers to the Elizabethan explorers to the soldiers of the Second World War. Join him on a journey across time and territory to encounter: the location of Noah's Ark and El Dorado; the spa 'holiday resorts' strung across the Roman Empire; human sacrifice in the sacred precinct at Tenochtitlan; the catastrophic battle that led to the banning of Scottish tartan; the ghost stations of the London Underground; Polar bears in Antarctica, 'gyants' in Virginia, and the first European sighting of a kangaroo." Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
57 Smiley, Kathryn, ed. (Robin H. Smiley, Robert E. Skinner, Jean Marie Parmer.) FIRSTS: COLLECTING MODERN FIRST EDITIONS. MAY, 1994. VOLUME 4, NUMBER 5. (CHESTER HIMES, CAPTAIN JAMES COOK.)
Los Angeles Firsts Magazine 1994 Stapled in Wraps Very Good+ 
48 pp, 10 3/4" H, soft cover (magazine format). B&w illustrations. Articles: Are Best-Sellers Collectable?; New York Times #1 Best Sellers, Fiction List 1942-1952; Collecting Chester Himes (with informal checklist); An Exploration of Captain James Cook; Books into Film (Midnight Cowboy). Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, minor rubbing, a few small very soft wrinkles. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
58 Smith, R.D. Hilton. Foreword by Samuel Rothstein. NORTHWESTERN APPROACHES: THE FIRST CENTURY OF BOOKS.
Victoria, B.C. Adelphi Book Shop 1969 First Thus Hard Cover Very Good 
67 pp, 9 5/16" H. Brown simulated leather boards with gold lettering on spine, gold illustration on front board. B&w plates. "First published as the complete issue of the 'British Columbia Library Quarterly' for January 1969. Now published by the Adelphi Book Shop Ltd. in an edition of 750 copies, May 1969." "This is not a bibliography, nor is it a pemmican history of the early northwest, although in some ways it shares the nature of both. It is a series of informal lectures, slightly expanded and re-arranged, on the books written by the explorers of British Columbia and its approaches during the century which began with Bering's first voyage and ended with Sir George Simpson's second journey to the Columbia." Contents: Foreword; Acknowledgements; Background & Introduction; Spaniards versus Russians; The British Approach by Land and Sea; The French Look In; The Americans Reach Out; Check-list; Index. Faint erased pencil marks at top of frent free endpaper, lettering on spine had faded. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
TARRY BREEKS AND VELVET GARTERS: SAIL ON THE GREAT LAKES OF AMERICA, IN WAR, DISCOVERY, AND THE FUR TRADE, UNDER THE FLEUR-DE-LYS., Snider, C.H.J.  Introduction by the Hon. Arthur W. Roebuck, Q.C.
59 Snider, C.H.J. Introduction by the Hon. Arthur W. Roebuck, Q.C. TARRY BREEKS AND VELVET GARTERS: SAIL ON THE GREAT LAKES OF AMERICA, IN WAR, DISCOVERY, AND THE FUR TRADE, UNDER THE FLEUR-DE-LYS.
Ryerson Press, Toronto, 1958, first edition. 
148 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Pictorial endpapers, b&w illustrations. "As a child the author had often wondered whether there were ever French men-of-war on Lake Ontario, and his own sailing days turned up surprising ans wers. The French did have vessels on the Lakes the very first, and they did their part - and it was a very important part - in opening up this continent to the world. They had their storms and their battles, their triumphs and their tragedi e s . T h is book is an attempt to answer for others the questions the author had to answer for himself. Its theme is sail and sailors on the Great Lakes during the eighty-seven years of the French regime. It reveals the Great Lakes as the highwa y of c i vi li zation in the heroic days of the great explorers and traders, and shows specifically how La Salle proved the feasibility of deepwater navigation from the Atlantic to the heart of the continent, the present Seaway - and the surprisin g thi ngs w h ich fo llowed this great human discovery." Small bump at bottom corner of boards - migrates slightly into adjacent pages, minor wrinkling at bottom of hinges. Dust jacket has light edge wear, very small chips/tears at top/bottom of s pine and fl ap -fol ds, two small water stains on inside of spine, minor soiling. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THROUGH THE DARK CONTINENT OR, THE SOURCES OF THE NILE AROUND THE GREAT LAKES OF EQUATORIAL AFRICA AND DOWN THE LIVINGSTONE RIVER TO THE ATLANTIC OCEAN.  VOLUME I.  (VOLUME ONE.), Stanley, Henry M. (Morton).
60 Stanley, Henry M. (Morton). THROUGH THE DARK CONTINENT OR, THE SOURCES OF THE NILE AROUND THE GREAT LAKES OF EQUATORIAL AFRICA AND DOWN THE LIVINGSTONE RIVER TO THE ATLANTIC OCEAN. VOLUME I. (VOLUME ONE.)
New York Dover 1988 0486256677 / 9780486256672 Reprint Soft Cover Very Good 
400 pp, 8 1/2" H. Fold-out map inside rear cover. B&w illustrations. ***VOLUME 1 ONLY OF THE 2 VOLUME SET*** "Perhaps best known as the intrepid adventurer who located the missing explorer David Livingstone in equatorial Africa in 1871, Henry Morton Stanley (1841-1904) played a major role in assembling the fragmented discoveries and uncertain geographical knowledge of central Africa into a coherent picture. He was the first European to explore the Congo River; assisted at the founding of the Congo Free State, and helped pave the way for the opening up of modern Africa. In this classic account of one of his most important expeditions, the venerable Victorian recounts the incredibly difficult and perilous journey during which he explored the great lakes of Central Africa, confirming their size and position, searched for the source of the Nile, and traced the unknown Congo River from the depths of the continents to the sea." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - spine very slightly twisted, minor edge wear, a few tiny foxing marks on fore-edge of text block and a little group on front cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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