Capricorn Books

Quick Search

Author
Title
Description
Keyword
Seller Id
ISBN
Advanced Search
 
 
Browse By Category
American History & Travel
Animation, Cartoons & Comics
Antiques & Collectibles
Architecture/Interior Design
Art - Book Illustration/Illustrators
Art - Canadian
Art - First Nations/Indigenous Art
Art - General
Art Instruction (Incl. Woodworking)
Books About Books
British History
Business, Finance
Canada - Architecture
Canada - Biography
Canada - British Columbia
Canada - Folklore/Mythology
Canada - General
Canada - Maritime Provinces
Canada - Native Peoples
Canada - Natural History

View all Categories
 
Gift Card
Checkout a Gift Card


 
Go To:

Global Book Town
The independent online bookstores on Global Book Town have nearly a million used, rare and out of print books.

 

 
 
 

Search

 - 71 items found in your search

Click on Title to view full description

 
THE CAMBRIDGE ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE ISLAMIC WORLD., Robinson, Francis, editor. Foreword by Ira M. Lapidus. (Patricia Cone, Robert Irwin, Stephen F. Dale, Sarah Ansari, K.N. Chaudhuri, Basim Musallam, Stephen Vernoit, Francis Robinson.)
61 Robinson, Francis, editor. Foreword by Ira M. Lapidus. (Patricia Cone, Robert Irwin, Stephen F. Dale, Sarah Ansari, K.N. Chaudhuri, Basim Musallam, Stephen Vernoit, Francis Robinson.) THE CAMBRIDGE ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE ISLAMIC WORLD.
Cambridge Cambridge University Press 1996 0521435102 / 9780521435109 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
328 pp, 10 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour with photographs, reproductions, maps. "De-mystifying the Islamic world and celebrating its achievements, this book covers everything from its commerce, social ordering, knowledge and learning to its art, architecture, and material culture. Emphasis is placed throughout on the close interrelationship between the West and the Islamic world, and the large cultural debt they owe one another." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
62 Segger, Martin. Introduction by Leonard K. Eaton. VICTORIA: A PRIMER FOR REGIONAL HISTORY IN ARCHITECTURE.
Watkins Glen, NY Pilgrim Guide to Historic Architecture / American Life Foundation and Study Institute 1979 0892570296 / 9780892570294 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Photographs by Douglas Franklin. Signed by Author and Photographer.
377 pp, 9 1/4" H. Dark green cloth with gold lettering on spine. Signed on title page by Martin Segger and Douglas Franklin. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps, drawings. Contents: Acknowledgements; Preface; Introduction; Four Essays (The Townscape: Images of Permanence, Prosperity, and Pleasure / The North-South Axis: Trade, Commerce, and Communications / Technology and Convenience: Developments in Civic Amenities / Style and Function: Insitutions, Politics, and People); Four Tours (Map / Tour One: Old Town / Map / Tour Two: James Bay / Map / Tour Three: Victoria's Churches / Map / Tour Four: Victoria's Residences); Biographies of Architects; Bibliography; Glossary of Terms; Index. Minor wrinkle on spine, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, minor rubbing on boards. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
COINED:  THE RICH LIFE OF MONEY AND HOW ITS HISTORY HAS SHAPED US., Sehgal, Kabir.  Foreword by Muhammad Yunus.
63 Sehgal, Kabir. Foreword by Muhammad Yunus. COINED: THE RICH LIFE OF MONEY AND HOW ITS HISTORY HAS SHAPED US.
New York Grand Central 2015 1455578525 / 9781455578528 Hard Cover Very Good+ Near Fine 
317 pp, 9 1/2" H. "We are all aware of the power of money - how it influences our moods, compels us to take risks, and serves as the yardstick of success in societies around the world. Yet because we take the daily reality of money so completely for granted, we seldom question how and why it has come to play such a central role in our lives. (The author) casts aside our workaday assumptions about money and takes the reader on a global quest to uncover a deeper understanding of the relationship between money and humankind. More than a mere history of its subject, this riveting book probes the conceptual origins and evolution of money by examining it through the multiple lenses of disciplines as varied as biology, psychology, anthropology, and theology. 'Coined' is not only a profoundly informative discussion of the concept of money, but it is also an endlessly fascinating and entertaining take on the nature of humanity and the inner workings of the mind." Very light wrinkle at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very minor wrinkle at top of rear hinge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A HISTORY OF SICILY:  MODERN SICILY AFTER 1713., Smith, Denis Mack.
64 Smith, Denis Mack. A HISTORY OF SICILY: MODERN SICILY AFTER 1713.
Dorset Press, New York, 1988. 
Paging runs 241 - 583 (continues from the companion volume "Medieval Sicily 800-1713"), 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0880292385 B&w photographs, maps. Contents: Three Experiments in Foreign Government 1713-1765 (Rule from Turin - Rule from Vienna - Trade and Industry under the Austrians - Naples and the Sicilian Parliament); Society and the Englightenment: The Eighteenth Century (Cereals and the Economy - Land Tenure and the Road System - The Nobility - Bandits a n d t h e L a w - Intellectuals and Reform); Revolution and Reform 1770-1800 (The Palermo Revolt of 1773 - The Viceroyalty of Caracciolo 1781-1786 - The Partial Success of Reform); Later Bourbon Sicily 1800-1837 (British Intervention - The Const it ut io n o f 18 1 2 - Restoration and Revolution 1816-1821 - Reform and Reaction); The Economy 1750-1850 (Commerce - Industry - Agriculture - Restraints on Economic Development); The Risorgimento 1837-1860 (Dislike of Naples - The Revolution of 1 848 -18 49 - The E nd of t he Bourbons - Garibaldi); Italian Sicily 1860-1890 (Union with Italy - Repression and Revolt - The "Southern Problem" - Society and the Economy); The Failure of Parliamentarism 1880-1922 (Crispi and the Fasci Rebellion - Th e Ma fia a nd P oli tic al Cor rup tion - Giolitti and the Economy - Liberalism in Crisis); Sicily Since 1922 (Mussolini - World War and Its Aftermath - Sicilian Autonomy). Previous owner's small stamp on front pastedown. Dust jacket has ver y lig ht wr inkl ing at t op o f re ar hing e, v ery minor rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
THE FACTS OF THE CASE:  A SUMMARY OF THE MOST IMPORTANT EVIDENCE AND ARGUMENTS PRESENTED IN THE REPORT OF THE ROYAL COMMISSION ON THE LIQUOR TRAFFIC.  COMPILED UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE DOMINION ALLIANCE FOR THE TOTAL SUPPRESSION OF THE LIQUOR TRAFFIC., Spence, F.S.
65 Spence, F.S. THE FACTS OF THE CASE: A SUMMARY OF THE MOST IMPORTANT EVIDENCE AND ARGUMENTS PRESENTED IN THE REPORT OF THE ROYAL COMMISSION ON THE LIQUOR TRAFFIC. COMPILED UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE DOMINION ALLIANCE FOR THE TOTAL SUPPRESSION OF THE LIQUOR TRAFFIC.
Toronto Coles 1973 Facsimile Reprint. Soft Cover Very Good+ 
336 pp, 8 3/8" H. A volume in the Coles Canadiana Collection, - originally printed by Newton & Treloar, Toronto, Canada, 1896. Section headings: The Effect of the Liquor Traffic upon all Interests Affected by it in Canada; The Measures which have been Adopted to Lessen, Regulate, or Prohibit the Traffic; The Results of the Measures which have been Adopted to Lessen, Regulate, or Prohibit the Traffic; The Effect that a Prohibitory Law would have upon Social Conditions, Agricultural, Business, Industrial, and Commercial Interests, and upon the Revenue Requirements of Municipalities, Provinces and the Dominion and also as to its Capability of Efficient Enforcement; All Other Information Bearing on Prohibition. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor wear at top/bottom edges of spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE ST. LAWRENCE WATERWAY PROJECT:  THE STORY OF THE ST. LAWRENCE RIVER AS AN INTERNATIONAL HIGHWAY FOR WATER-BORNE COMMERCE., Stephens, George Washington.
66 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. Hard Cover 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
 
 
THE AUTUMN OF CENTRAL PARIS:  THE DEFEAT OF TOWN PLANNING 1850-1970., Sutcliffe, Anthony.
67 Sutcliffe, Anthony. THE AUTUMN OF CENTRAL PARIS: THE DEFEAT OF TOWN PLANNING 1850-1970.
McGill-Queen's University Press, Montreal, 1971. 
372 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0773501150 Pictorial endpapers, b&w photographs, reproductions, maps/plans, fold-out map at rear. "This volume sets a contemporary problem of urban life squarely in its historical cont ext - the problem of the city centre. The author asks how it is that the central business district of Paris, unlike the City of London, should have survived so long without being rebuilt, despite demands of commerce and convenience. He de a l s w i t h the interplay of changing urban functions, municipal responsibilities, planning decisions, demands for preservation, and shifting economic pressures, from the time of Haussmann to the present day. The book covers a period in the his to ry o f P ar is w h ich has been almost completely ignored so far. Much has been written about Haussmann's work in Paris (1853-70), but no one has tried to assess the value of what he achieved in the light of the efforts of his successors. As in ter est i n t he pro ble m of city centres grows, and the question of whether to redevelop or conserve is being posed with increasing urgency in many historic towns, the experience of Paris takes on great relevance. By setting contemporary con trov ersi es i n t heir hi stor ical c ontext and examining social and economic developments as well as municipal policies, the book will be of interest to the town planner and the social scientist, as well as to the historian or indeed anyone int erest ed in the stud y of urba n lif e." Ver y small crease to top corner of all pages, small bump to corners, slight bump to top edge of rear board, light wrinkling to top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, light wrinklin g to t op/bot tom o f spi ne an d fla p-fold s, l ight rubbing, minor soiling. Good+/Good+ 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
WE AIN'T DONE FIGHTIN' YET., Swanson, Betty.  Historical advisor Bill McKillip.
68 Swanson, Betty. Historical advisor Bill McKillip. WE AIN'T DONE FIGHTIN' YET.
Terrybet Holdings, Nakina, Ontario, 1993. 
179 pp, small 8vo (10 7/8" H), soft cover. ISBN 0969709803 B&w photographs, maps, reproductions. A local history of Nakina, Ontario. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, one tiny corner crease , slight bump at bottom of front hinge. Very Good 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
69 Wood, Colin. A CONFUSION OF TIME.
Thomas Nelson, Nashville, (1975), Ist U.S. edition. 
168 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "Raymond is ill and lonely in his basement flat. His mother had to leave him to go to work every day, and the whole block of buildings was slowly being torn down. He didn't know how he could last through the long dreary day. Then Wally the midget showed up, with his trumpet and his dog Mullinger, and life abruptly changed for Raymond. It seemed the most natural thing in the world for Wally to pull back the screen, which was supposed to cover a cramped kitchenette, and reveal the huge bustling Victorian kitchen that once was there. And with Raymond projected back into the past of the house, the lark began. It is the period when English mill towns suffered from the Cotton Famine, because of the American Civil War and the Southern Blockade, and unemployment and suffering were widespread. Mr. Hamilton, a philanthropist mill owner who hates slavery, has opposed the building of a commerce raider for the Confederate States - the famed C.S.S. Alabama - and his enemies have kidnapped him to keep him from interfering. Young Laura Hamilton appeals for Raymond's and Wally's help in finding her father..." Recommended for ages 11 up. Previous owner's name on free front end paper, date on front pastedown. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, tiny dent on rear hinge, a few tiny/small closed tears - with creases. VG+/VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
70 Wright, Lan. THE CREEPING SHROUD.
London Compact / Roberts & Vinter 1966 First Edition Mass Market Paperback Very Good 
190 pp, 6 7/8" H. "Earth was in chaos. Civilization was being strangled by a simple flower which had grown and spread almost unnoticed except by a few biologists. 'Eichhornia Crassipes' - the Weed! Spawned in the tropical swamps, it spread across the lakes and rivers, invading the rolling wastes of the oceans and blanketing the world in an evil mist. Ships became snared in its tentacles and radio waves were urgent with despairing calls from vessels caught in the giant web. Commerce ground to a suicidal halt. The Age of Barbarism was returning. In fifty years, it was said, Earth would be a dead planet. Was there hope of survival on another planet? Peter Benbow was forced to leave his wife, Drusilla and their unborn child, and journey to the base on Mars. There he realized that the Red Planet was untenable for any great length of time. The base relied on supplies from Earth and could never be self-supporting. The scientists on Mars knew this, too. They were preparing two great vessels - equipped like small towns - to probe deeper into space. But there was a breakdown of communication between the Martian base and Earth - a calculated breakdown on either side. Those on Mars feared cessation of the supplies from Earth if the worst were known. On Earth strange things were happening. Natural phenomena - volcanoes, earthquakes - were checking the Weed. And one man on Earth dreamt of power - on Earth and on Mars. Benbow was to make a journey back to Earth that was destined to shatter his personal dreams - and the hopes of the Martian colony." Interior - very light browning in gutter of pages and in margins. Exterior - light browning to edges of text block, light edge wear, book is slightly cocked with faint crease on spine, two creases at bottom corner of rear cover - migrates slightly into adjacent pages, very light rubbing on covers. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE TWO SOOS, AMERICAN AND CANADIAN, ON THE FALLS OF THE ST. MARY'S RIVER.  THE HISTORY OF LAKE NAVIGATION, THE NATIONS COMMERCE PASSING BY ITS DOORS - THE LARGEST AND MOST USEFUL LOCKS IN THE WORLD BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED AND DESCRIBED., Young, A.E., Compiler.
71 Young, A.E., Compiler. THE TWO SOOS, AMERICAN AND CANADIAN, ON THE FALLS OF THE ST. MARY'S RIVER. THE HISTORY OF LAKE NAVIGATION, THE NATIONS COMMERCE PASSING BY ITS DOORS - THE LARGEST AND MOST USEFUL LOCKS IN THE WORLD BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED AND DESCRIBED.
Sault Ste. Marie / Grand Rapids Young's Art Studio / James Bayne Co. Soft Cover Fair A.E. Young, photographer. 
Unpaginated (approx. 58 pp, excluding covers), oblong (6 3/4" H x 9" D), with string ties. No date (c1910). Title page continues: "Mammoth Power Developed and Industries Established - The Growth of Two Large Cities - In the Land of Hiawatha." Two page introduction, followed by b&w photographs with captions (some fold-out), showing the locks and their surroundings, including pictures of power houses, industries, shipping, fishing, etc. Also some 'set up' views from the poem 'Hiawatha'. Interior - most pages have a very small soft crease or curl at corners - one has a sharp corner crease, one page with a 1" archivally taped margin tear and one with a tiny repaired tear, some very light soiling to some pages, one fold-out picture has fore-edge creases another has several corner creases at fore-edge Exterior - covers have moderate edge wear, corner creases, one tiny corner piece missing, two edge tears archivally taped, a few tiny scuffs and some very light rubbing; spine has repaired tears, light soiling and light edge wear; browning to edges of text block. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
< PREV  1 2 3   4  


Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to [email protected]
Copyright©2020. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by ChrisLands.com

 

 

cookie
db error Data too long for column 'request' at row 1