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1 ABBOT, Willis J. Panama And the Canal In Picture and Prose
Syndicate Publishing Company, 1914, 
ABBOT, Willis J. Panama and the Canal In Picture and Prose : A complete story of Panama, as well as the history, purpose and promise of its world-famous canal - the most gigantic engineering undertaking since the dawn of time. Approved by leading officials connected with the great enterprise. Water-colors by E.J. Read and Gordon Grant. Profusely illustrated by over 600 unique and attractive photographs taken expressly fot this book by our special staff. N.Y.: Syndicate Publishing Company, 1914. Pp 414. 4to, red cloth. First appeared the previous year. Rear inner hinge repaired with cloth tape, else vg. 80.00

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2 AGUIRRE, Robert W. International Straits of the World, Vol.15 Panama Canal.. Volume 15 in the International Straits of the World series. First Edition
Martinus Nijhoff, Leiden / Boston, 2010, ISBN:9004177280 
AGUIRRE, Robert W. The Panama Canal. Leiden / Boston : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2010. First Edition. Pp. (4),[v]-xii,(2),[1]-293,(5). Maps, tables, illustrations in text. 8vo, green paper-covered boards, light green lettering to front & spine. Volume 15 in the International Straits of the World series. "The relationship between straits and interoceanic canals has always been ambiguous. Unlike straits, interoceanic canals are neither natural nor subject to a universal legal regime like the Law of the Sea. However, straits and interoceanic canals share comparable historical experiences due to their geographic similarities. Suspending interest in a purely legal analysis, The Panama Canal lets logic yield to experience and considers the Panama Canal as an 'artificial strait'. The volume recasts the dynamic events that have changed the Panama Canal in the context of three interactive elements: environments, flows, and territoriality. Cleverly deciphering from history how changes in one element led to changes in another, The Panama Canal suggests a considerably new perspective for viewing the canal's past and future." - from rear cover. Contents : 1. Introduction. A. Straits in Comparative Perspective. B. The Three Circumstances of a Strait: Environments, Flows, and Territoriality. C. Conclusion. 2. Part One - The Environment of aStrait. A. Introduction. B. How a Strait Became an Isthmus 16 Million Year s Ago. C. How an Isthmus Became an Artificial Strait One Hundred Years Ago.D. Why an Artificial Strait Will Reach Maximum Sustainable Capacity Betwee n 2009 and 2012 Unless Enhanced. E. Conclusion. Part Two - Flows Through the Environment. 3. Interoceanic Flows in Transit Through Panama's Human-Built Environment. A. Introduction. B. The Royal Road and Cruces Trail 1540–1740. C. The Panama Railroad 1852–1869. D. The Panama Canal 1914–date. E. Conclusion. Part Three - Territoriality Over Flows Through the Environment. 4. Panamanian Territoriality in Geographic Perspective. A. Maritime-Commercialand Territorial-Administrative Societies. B. The Two Panamas Under the Vic eroyalty of Peru Until 1717. C. The Two Panamas Under the Viceroyalty of New Granada Until Panamanian Independence in 1821. D. The Two Panamas Under Great Colombia (1819–1831). E. Conclusion. 5. American Territoriality in Geographic Perspective. A. Territorial Enlargement, Political Regimes, and Interoceanic Transportation. B. Territoriality and Territorial Enlargement. C.Conclusion. 6. The Expansion of the Powers of the Federal Government. A. I ntroduction. B. Expansion of the Powers of the Federal Government Over Transportation During the ‘1st republic’ (1780s–1820s). C. Expansion of the Powers of the Federal Government Over Transportation During the ‘1st democracy’ (1830s–1870s). D. Expansion of the Powers of the Federal Government Over Other Buffer Zones. E. The 1888 Supreme Court Decision in California v. Central Pacific Railroad Company. F. Conclusion. 7. Interoceanic Transportation and the Two Panamas Under the '1st democracy' (1830s-1870s). A. American Territoriality Over Interoceanic Transportation During the ‘1st democracy’ (1830s–1870s). B. The Two Panamas Under the Centralized Republic of New Granada (1831–1858). C. The Two Panamas Under the Federalist Grenadine Confederation (1858–1863) and United States of Colombia (1863–1886). D. Conclusion. 8. Interoceanic Transportation and the Two Panamas Under the '2nd republic' ,(1870s-1930s) Before Panamanian Independence. A. American Territoriality OverInteroceanic Transportation. B. The Two Panamas Under the Republic ofColombia (1886–1903). C. The Two Panamas Under the Republic of Panama. D. Conclusion. 9. The Extraterritorial Expansion of the Powers of the Federal Government Over the Maritime Environment after the 1880s. A. Introduction. B. The Extraterritorial Expansion of the Powers of theFederal Government Over Islands, Straits, and Sea LanesDuring the ‘2nd republic’ (1870s–1930s). C. Conclusion. 10. The Panama Canal and The Two Panamas Under the '2nd republic' (1870s-1930s) After Panammanan Independence. A. American Extraterritoriality through the 1903Hay-Bunau-Varilla Treaty. B. The Panama Canal and Canal Zone. C. The Two Panamas During an Era of Political Opposition Among the Elite 1900s to 1930s. D. Conclusion. 11. The Panama Canal and The Two Panamas Under the '2nd democracy' (1930s-1970s). A. American Territoriality Over InteroceanicTransportation Under the ‘2nd democracy’ (1930s–1970s). B. The Two Panamas During an Era of Social Rivalry between Non-Elite and Elitefrom the 1930s to the 1960s. C. The Two Panamas Under the National Guard U ntil 1981. D. American Territoriality and the 1977 Panama Canal Treaties. E. Conclusion. 12. The Panama Canal and The Two Panamas Under the '3rd republic' (1980-?). A. American Territoriality Over InteroceanicTransportation During the ‘3rd republic’ (1980–?). B. The Two Panamas Under the Panamanian Defense Forces Until 1989. C. The Two Panamas after the Abolishment of the Panamanian Defense Forces. D. Conclusion. 13. The Future nof the Panama Canal as an Artificial Strait. A. Changes in Panama’s Environment and Competition from Other Routes. B. Panamanian Societies and American Policy Regimes.C. Conclusion. Appendix. Very good. 170.00

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3 AHLBERG, Birgitta Trip on the Gota Canal. Second Edition.
Swedish Touring Club, Stockholm , 1954, 
AHLBERG, Birgitta. A trip on the Gota Canal. Second Edition. Stockholm : The Swedish Touring Club, MCMLIV [1954]. Pp [1]-111,(1). Illustrated. Maps. Small 8vo, illustrated tan cloth, lettered in blue to front board and spine.Penned address, else very good. 10.00

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4 AICKMAN, Robert SCOTT, Peter, foreword. Know Your Waterways : Holidays on Inland Waterways.. in dj.
Coram Publishers, London, 1955, 
AICKMAN, Robert. Know Your Waterways : Holidays on Inland Waterways. Foreword by Peter Scott. London : Coram Publishers, (n.d.). [1955]. Pp 119. 8vo, red cloth. Toy 2980. A post-war introduction to small craft holidays on English waterways, describing routes, and giving information on boat hire, maps, accommodation, licences, tolls, locks, etc. Very good in bright, quaint dustjacket. 32.50

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5 AITKEN, Hugh G.J. Welland Canal Company : A Study in Canadian Enterprise. First Edition in dustjacket.
Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass., 1954, 
AITKEN, Hugh G.J. The Welland Canal Company : A Study in Canadian Enterprise. Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1954. First Edition. Pp (6),[vii]-ix,(3),-[1]-178,(2) + map. Another map in text. Tables, charts in text. 8vo, tan cloth, black lettering to spine. In the Studies in Entrepreneurial History series. "Among the transportation improvements of the nineteenth century in North America the Welland Canal occupies a position of uniqueimportance. Opened for traffic in 1829, the Canal provided a navigable wat erway around Niagara Falls, making it possible for ships to pass freely from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario. Its significance for the expansion of shippingon the Great Lakes can hardly he overestimated; in addition it played a vi tal roie in the rivalry between American and Canadian transportation routesfor the trade of the West, being designed initially as Canada's answer to the Erie Canal between Buffalo and New York. Enlarged no less than three times since its original construction, the Welland Canal continues in active use at the present day and promises to acquire even greater importance, both for Canada and for the United States, with the completion of the proposedSt. Lawrence Seaway. In this book Mr. Aitkcn relates the history of the pr ivate corporation which constructed the first Welland Canal and analyzes its operations and problems in detail. He focuses particular attention on theentrepreneurial group responsible for the inception and execution of the p roject, upon their partlv conflicting interests, and upon the way in which thev created an organization to their purposes. Mr. Aitken deals chiefly with problems of promotion, construction, finance, and management, and identifies the sources of the Company's principal difficulties: managerial inexperience, scarcity of capital, inadequate engineering skills, and political opposition. While the book is primarily a biography of the Company rather than of the men who composed it, considerable emphasis is laid on the influence of individuals upon the formation and execution of policy, particularly on the roles played by three men: William Hamilton Merritt, a mill owner and merchant in the Niagara peninsula, later an important Canadian politician; John B. Yates, a capitalist of Albany, New York, by profession a manager of lotteries; and John H. Dunnn, receiver general in the government of Upper Canada. These individuals are identified as the nucleus of the entrepreneurial group and an attempt is made to analyze their motives and appraise the functions they performed in the Company." (from the dj). Contents :Preface; 1. Upper Canada: The Inland Province; 2. Promotion; 3. Construction; 4. Finance; 5. Entrepreneurshp. Appendix : Revenue, Traffic, Costs, and Sources of Capital. With notes and index. A few small marginal coffee spots, elsevery good in price-clipped dustjacket. 60.00

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6 ALLEN, E. A. Prehistoric World : or, Vanished Races
Central Publishing House, Cincinnati, 1885, 
ALLEN, E. A. The Prehistoric World : or, Vanished Races. Cincinnati : Central Publishing House, 1885. Pp (6),[3]-820,(4) + frontispiece, engraved title page, and 22 other full-page engravings. Also, 327 text illustrations. Thick 8vo, maroon half leather, maroon cloth boards, gilt lettering to front board and spine, marbled endpapers, all edges marbled. Copyright by Ferguson, Alllen, and Rader, 1885. Emory Adams Allen (1853–1933). Helped by C.C. Abbott, M.D., Prof. Charles Rau, Prof. F.W. Putnam, Alexander Winchell, LL. D., A.F. Bandelier, Cyrus Thomas, and G.F.Wright. Contents : Chapter 1. Introduction. Difficulties of the subject—Lesson to be learned—The pursuit of knowledge—Recent advances—Prehistoric past of the Old World—Of the New—Of Mexico and the South—The Isles of the Pacific—Similar nature of the relics—The wonders of the present age—History of popular opinion on this subject—The teachings of the Bible—Nature of the evidence of man's antiquity—The steps leading up to this belief—Geology—Astronomy—Unfolding of life—Nature of our inquiry. Chapter 2. Early Geological Periods. Necessity of a general acquaintance with the outlines of Geology—A time in which no life was possibleon the globe—Length of this period—History of life commences at the close of this period—On the formation of rocks—The record imperfect—The three great periods in animal life on the globe—Paleozoic Age—Animal and vegetable life of this period—Ideal scenes in this period—The Mesozoic Age—Animal and vegetable life of this period—Advance noted—Abundance of reptilian life—First appearance of birds—Nature's methods of work—the Cenozoic Age Geologicaloutline—Sketch of the Eocene Age—Of the Miocene Age—What is sufficient pro of of the presence of man—Discussion on the Thenay flints—The Pliocene Age—Animal and vegetable life of this age—Was man present during this age?—Discussion of this subject—Summing up of the evidence—Conclusion. Chapter 3. Men of the River Drift. Beginning of the Glacial Age—Interglacial Age—Man living in Europe during this age—Map of Europe—Proof of former elevation of land—The animals living in Europe during this age—Conclusions drawn from these different animals—The vegetation of this period—Different climatic conditions of Europe during the Glacial Age—Proofs of the Glacial Age — Extent ofGlacial Ice—Evidence of warm Interglacial Age—The primitive state of man—E arly English civilization — Views of Horace— Primitive man destitute of metals — Order in which different materials were used by man for weapons — Evidence from the River Somme — History of Boucher De Perthes's investigations. Discussion of the subject — Antiquity of these remains — Improvement during the Paleolithic Age — Description of the flint implements — Other countries where these implements are found — What race of men were these tribes —The Canstadt race — Mr. Dawkins's views — When did they first appear in Eu rope? The authorities on this question — Conclusion. Chapter 4. Cave-Men. Other sources of information — History of cave explorations — The formation of caves — Exploration in Kent's Cavern — Evidence of two different races —The higher culture of the later race — Evidence of prolonged time — Explor ation of Robin Hood Cave — Explorations in Valley of the River Meuse — M. Dupont's conclusions — Explorations in the Valley of the Dordogne — The station at Schussenreid — Cave-men not found south of the Alps — Habitations ofthe Cave-men — Cave-men were hunters — Methods of cooking — Destitute of t he potter's art — Their weapons — Clothing — Their skill in drawing — Evidence of a government — Of a religious belief — Race of the Cave-men — Distinct from the Men of the Drift — Probable connection with the Eskimos. Chapter 5. Antiquity of the Paleolithic Age. Interest in the Antiquity of man — Connected with the Glacial Age — The subject difficult — Proofs of a GlacialAge — State of Greenland to-day — The Terminal Moraine — Appearance of the North Atlantic — Interglacial Age — Causes of the Glacial Age — Croll's Th eory — Geographical causes — The two theories not antagonistic — The date of the Glacial Age — Probable length of the Paleolithic Age — Time Since theclose of the Glacial Age — Summary of results. Chapter 6. The Neolithic Ag e in Europe. Close of the first cycle — Neolithic culture connected with the present — No links between the two ages — Long lapse of time between the two ages — Swiss lake villages — This form of villages widely scattered — Irish cranogs — Fortified villages — Implements and weapons of Neolithic times — Possessed of pottery — Neolithic agriculture — Possessed of domestic animals — Danish shell-heaps — Importance of flint — The art of navigation —Neolithic clothing — Their mode of burial — The question of race — Possibl e remnants — Connection with the Turanian race — Arrival of the Celts. Chapter 7. The Bronze Age in Europe. Races of Men, like Individuals — Gradual change of Neolithic Age to that of Bronze — The Aryan family — First Aryans Neolithic — Origin of Bronze — How Great discoveries are made — Gold the first metal — Copper abundant — No Copper Age — The discovery of Tin — Explanation of an Alloy — Bronze, wherever found, the same composition — What is meant by the Bronze Age — Knowledge in other directions — Gradual Growth ofCulture — Three Centers of Bronze production — Habitations during the Bron ze Age — The Bronze Ax — Implements of Bronze — Personal ornaments — Ornaments not always made of Bronze — Advance in Arts of living — Advance in Agriculture — Warlike Weapons — How they worked Bronze — Advance in Government — Trade in the Bronze Age — Religion of the Bronze Age — Symbolical figures— Temples of the Bronze Age — Stonehenge. Chapter 8. The Iron Age in Europ e. Bronze not the best metal — Difficulties attending the discovery of Iron— Probable steps in this discovery — Where this discovery was first made — Known in Ancient Egypt — How this knowledge would spread — Iron would not drive out Bronze — The primitive Iron-worker — The advance in government — Pottery and ornaments of the Iron Age — Weapons of early Iron Age — The battle-field of Tilfenau — Trade of early Iron Age — Invention of Money — Invention of Alphabetic Writing — Invasion of the Germanic Tribes — The cause of the Dark Ages — Connection of these three ages — Necessity of believing in an Extended Past — Attempts to determine the same — Tiniere Delta — Lake Bienne — British Fen-lands — Maximum and Minimum Data — Mr. Geikie's conclusions — The Isolation of the paleolithic Age. Chapter 9. Early Man in America. Conflicting accounts of the American Aborigines — Recent discoveries — Climate of California in Tertiary Times — Geological changes near its close— Description of Table Mountain — Results of the discoveries there — The C alaveras skull — Other relics — Discussion of the question — Early Californians Neolithic — Explanation of this — Date of the Pliocene Age — Other discoveries bearing on the Antiquity of man — Dr. Koch's discovery — Discoveries in the Loess of Nebraska — In Greene County, Illinois — In Georgia — Difficulties in detecting a Paleolithic Age in this country — Dr. Abbott's discoveries — Paleolithic Implements of the Delaware — Age of the deposits — The race of Paleolithic man — Ancestors of the Eskimos — Comparison of Paleolithic Age in this country with that in Europe — Eskimos one of the oldest races in the World. Chapter 10. The Mound Builders. Meaning of "Mound Builders" — Location of Mound Building tribes — All Mounds not the work of men —Altar Mounds — Objects found on the Altars — Altar Mounds possibly burial Mounds — Burial Mounds — Mounds not the only Cemeteries of these tribes — Terraced Mounds — Cahokia Mound — Historical notice of a group of Mounds — The Etowal group — Signal Mounds — Effigy Mounds — How they represented different animals — Explanation of the Effigy Mounds — Effigy Mounds in other localities — Inclosures of the Scioto Valley — At Newark, Ohio — At Marietta, Ohio — Graded Ways — Fortified Inclosures — Ft. Ancient, Ohio — Inclosures of Northern Ohio — Works of unknown import — Ancient Canals in Missouri —Implements and Weapons of Stone — Their knowledge of Copper — Ancient mini ng — Ornamental pipes — Their knowledge of pottery — Of Agriculture — Government and Religion — Hard to distinguish them from the Indians. Chapter 11.The Pueblo Country. Description of the Pueblo Country — Historical outline — Description of Zuñi — Definition of a Pueblo — Old Zuñi — Inscription Ro ck — Pueblo of Jemez — Historical notice of Pecos — Description of the Moqui tribes — The Estufa — Description of the San Juan country — Aztec Springs— In the Canyon of the McElmo — The Ruins on the Rio Mancos — On Hovenweep Creek — Description of a Cliff-house — Cliff Town — Cave Houses — Ruins on the San Juan — Cave Town — The Significance of Cliff-houses — Moqui tradit ions — Ruins in Northern New Mexico — Ruins in the Chaco Cañon — Pueblo Bonito — Ruins in South-western Arizona — The Rio Verde Valley — Casa Grande —Ruins on the Gila — Culture of the Pueblo Tribes — Their Pottery — Superio rity of the Ancient pottery — Conclusion. Chapter 12. The Prehistoric Americans. Different views on this Subject — Modern System of Government — Ancient System of Government — Tribal Government universal in North America — The Indians not Wandering Nomads — Indian houses Communal in character — Indian Methods of Defense — Mandan Villages — Indians sometimes erected Mounds — Probable Government of the Mound Builders — Traditions of the Mound Builders among the Iroquois — Among the Delawares — Probable fate of the Mound Builders — The Natchez Indians possibly a remnant of the Mound Builders — Their early Traditions — Lines of resemblance between the Pueblo Tribes and the Mound Builders — The origin of the Indians — America Inhabited by the Indians from a very early time — Classification of the Indian Tribes — Antiquity of the Indian Tribes. Chapter 13. The Nahua Tribes. Early Spanish discoveries in Mexico — The Nahua tribes defined — Climate of Mexico — The Valley of Anahuac — Ruins at Tezcuco — The Hill of Tezcocingo — Ruins at Teotihuacan — Ancient Tulla — Ruins in the Province of Querataro — Casa Grandes inChihuahua — Ancient remains in Sinaloa — Fortified Hill of Quemada — The P yramid of Cholula — Fortified Hill at Xochicalco — Its probable use — Ruinsat Monte Alban — Ancient remains at Mitla — Mr. Bandelier's investigations — Traditions in regard to Mitla — Ruins along the Panuco River — Ruins in Vera Cruz — Pyramid of Papantla — Tusapan — Character of Nahua Ruins. Chapter 14. The Maya Tribes. The geographical location of the Maya tribes — Description of Copan — Statue at Copan — Altar at Copan — Ruins at Quiriga — Patinamit — Utatlan — Description of Palenque — The Palace at Palenque — The Temple of the Three Inscriptions — Temple of the Beau-relief — Temple of the Cross — Temple of the Sun — Maler's Temple of the Cross — Significance ofthe Palenque crosses — Statue at Palenque — Other ruins in Tobasco and Chi apas — Ruins in Yucatan — Uxmal — The Governor's House — The Nunnery — Roomin Nunnery — The Sculptured Façades — Temple at Uxmal — Kabah — Zayi — Lab na — Labphak — Chichen-Itza — The Nunnery — The Castillo — The Gymnasium — M. Le Plongon's researches — The tradition of the Three Brothers — Chaac-Mal — Antiquity of Chichen-Itza. Chapter 15. The Culture of the Civilized Tribes. Different views on this question — Reasons for the same — Their architecture — Different styles of houses — The communal house — The teepan — Theteocalli — State of society indicated by this architecture — The gens amon g the Mexicans — The phratry among the Mexicans — The tribe — The powers and duties of the council — The head chiefs of the tribe — The duties of the "Chief-of-Men" — The mistake of the Spaniards — The Confederacy — The idea of property among the Mexicans — The ownership of land — Their laws — Enforcement of the laws — Outline of the growth of the Mexicans in power — Theirtribute system — How collected — Their system of trade — Slight knowledge of metallurgy — Religion — Quetzalcohuatl — Huitzilopochtli — Mexican priesthood — Human sacrifice — The system of Numeration — The calendar system — The Calendar Stone — Picture-writing — Landa Alphabet — Historical outline.Chapter 16. Ancient Peru. First knowledge of Peru — Expeditions of Pizarro — Geography of Peru — But a small part of it inhabitable — The tribes of a ncient Peru — How classified — Sources of our knowledge of Peru — Garcillaso De La Vega — Origin of Peruvian civilization — The Bolson of Cuzco — Historical outline — Their culture — Divided into phratries and gentes — Government — Efforts to unite the various tribes — Their system of colonies — Theroads of the Incas — The ruins of Chimu — The arts of the Chimu people — T he manufacture of Pottery — Excavation at Ancon — Ruins in the Huatica Valley — The construction of a Huaca — The ruins at Pachacamac — The Valley of the Canete — The Chincha Islands — Tiahuanuco — Carved gateway — The Islandof Titicaca — Chulpas — Aboriginal Cuzco — Temple of the Sun — The Fortres s — General remarks. Edges lightly worn, penned name, else very good. NOTE:Some extra shipping will be needed for this hefy volume. 120.00

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7 ALSOP, Roger, and Graham DODKINS Working Boats : The Romance of the Last Days of Commercial Traffic on Britain's Canals.
David & Charles, Newton Abbot, 1988, ISBN:071539181X 
ALSOP, Roger, and Graham DODKINS. Working Boats : The Romance of the Last Days of Commercial Traffic on Britain's Canals. Newton Abbot : David & Charles, (1988). Pp [1]-159,(1),+ 8 pp colour plates. Text Illustrations in black-and-white. 8vo, olive green cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Contents : Prelude: Old Boats – Hotel Boats. 1. Comet. 2. Barnes – And a Cargo. 3. Buckby Wharf. 4. Willow Wren. 5. Loading at Hawkesbury. 6. Boaters and Boating. 7. Life Afloat. 8. Past All the Old Places ... To Brentford. 9. 'Save Us Keep Going Up and Down.' 10. Not Going Back. Appendices. Very good in price-clipped dustjacket. 16.00

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8 ANFUSO, Linda Ann Artist Afloat : A Sketch Journal of Britian by Canal
Interset Press, Wilton, New Hampshire, 2001, ISBN:1574330209 
ANFUSO, Linda Ann. Artist Afloat : A Sketch Journal of Britian by Canal. (Wilton, New Hampshire) : Interset Press, (April 2001). First Printing. Pp (8),1-72. Oblong 8vo, heavy black cardcovers with colour illustration affixedto front, black wire coil binding. Illustrated with lovely watercolour ske tches (done in a notebook/scrapbook style with most of the text in cursive writing), this is a fictional journal of narrowboat travel, based on trips on the Grand Union Canal. very good. 25.00

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9 ANGUS, James T. Respectable Ditch : A History of the Trent-Severn Waterway 1833-1920. First Edition in dustjacket.
McGill-Queen's, Montreal and kingston, 1988, ISBN:0773505970 
ANGUS, James T. A Respectable Ditch : A History of the Trent-Severn Waterway 1833-1920. Kingston / Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, (1988).First Printing. Pp. (5),[vi]-xiv,(2),3-455,(3), including plates. Illustra ted in black and white. 8vo, decorated brown cloth with black lettering to spine. "In some respects the history of the Trent-Severn Waterway resemblesthe history of Canada. One parallels the other. The same political and eco nomic tensions that have constantly beset the country can be identified in the canal's story: defence against American invasion, free trade versus tariff protection, private enterprise or government intervention, the problem of moving vast quantities of grain from the central plains to deep-water ports, freight rates, energy production and who should control it, and the obsessive preoccupation with federal and provincial responsibilities. What follows is a record of how these national questions affected the development of a waterway that the country could ill afford and only a handful of people wanted. Consequently, this is not a story about transportation or engineering. It is a book about politics -- the politics of dreamers." - from the dustjacket. Contents: I: The Colonial Years, 1833-41: 1. James Bethune's Waterway; 2. The Bobcaygeon Lock; 3. The Question of Routes; 4. Improvements on the Inland Waters; 5. Improvements on the River Trent; 6. Stoppage of the Works. II: The Union Years, 1841-67: 7. Hamilton Killaly and the Board ofWorks; 8. The Timber Slides; 9. The Lumbermen's Committee; 10. The Union L ocks. III: The Macdonald Years, 1867-96: 11. The Ontario Locks; 12. A Crucial Debate; 13. A Barge Canal; 14. Buckhorn, Burleigh, and Fenelon Falls; 15. Tom S. Rubidge; 16. The Trent Valley Canal Commission. IV: The Laurier Years, 1986-1911: 17. The Conversion of Wilfrid Laurier; 18. The Peterborough-Lakefield Division; 19. The Hydraulic Lift Lock; 20. The Simcoe-Balsam Lake Division; 21. R.B. Rogers; 22. Mulock's Madness; 23. Hydroelectric Power and the Port Hope Canal; 24. The Ontario-Rice Lake Division; 25. Kerry and Culverwell. V: The Borden Years, 1911-20: 26. The Western Outlet; 27. The Port Severn Lock; 28. The Marine Railways; 29. The Couchiching Lock. With bibliography and index. Very good in crisp dustjacket. 25.00

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10 Aswan High Dam) Aswan High Dam: Diversion of Nile May 1964
Aswan High Dam Authority / Sadd El Aali Authority, Aswan, Egypt, 1964, 
(Aswan High Dam). Aswan High Dam: Diversion of Nile May 1964. (Aswan, Egypt: Aswan High Dam Authority / Sadd El Aali Authority, 1964). Pp (78). Illus trated in colour and black-and-white. Square 8vo, illustrated stapled card covers, French flaps. A pictorial book on the construction of the dam. Contents : Necessity of the dam; Development of the idea; Agreement with the Sudan; Financing of the project; Economic results of the project; Brief description of the project; Volumes of main works; Characteristics of the High Dam; Execution of the project; Excavation of Diversion Canals; The Intake Structure; The Hydro-Electric Power Station; Tunnels; Construction of the Dam body; Hydromechanisation; Injection works; Mechanical erection; Technicalstudies and researches; Auxiliary services; Equipment and materials; Volum es and rates of main works fulfilled till the Nile closure; Manpower; Organization participating in construction; Soviet co-operation in the project; Prospects of the second stage; Technical data. Rubbed, minor foxing, else very good. 25.00

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11 ATTERBURY, Paul English Rivers and Canals. First American Edition in dustjacket
W.W. Norton & Company, New York and London, 1984, ISBN:0393018296 
ATTERBURY, Paul. English Rivers and Canals. New York and London : W.W. Norton & Company, (1984). First American Edition. Pp (4),[5]-152. Large 8vo, blue cloth, silver lettering to spine. An introduction and eight chapters, (unnumbered in the text): 1. The West Country; 2. The South; 3. The Thames; 4. The Severn; 5. The Heart of England; 6. The East; 7. The North-East; 8. The North-West. With index.. Very good in dustjacket. 15.00

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12 BARRETT, John Panama Canal : What It Is, What It Means
Pan American Union, 1913, 
BARRETT, John. Panama Canal : What It Is, What It Means. Washington, D.C.: Pan American Union, 1913. Pp 120, with frontis and maps, and 1 fldg map at rear. 8vo, tan cloth. Rubbed at corners, small tear to front, slight staining, else vg. 27.00

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13 BEATTY, Charles DE LESSEPS, Ferdinand De Lesseps of Suez : The Man and His Times. First American Edition in dustjacket
Harper, New York, 1956, 
BEATTY, Charles. De Lesseps of Suez : The Man and His Times. New York : Harper & Brothers, (1956). Pp 334. Illustrated. 8vo, black cloth spine, brown cloth boards. This is the US edition of the book published in England underthe title Ferdinand de Lesseps : A Biographical study. De Lesseps was the man who made the Suez Canal and inaugurated the Panama Canal project. Very good in dustjacket. 25.00

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14 BENEST, E.E Inland Waterways of Belgium. in dj.
Imray, Laurie, Norie & Wilson, 1960, 
BENEST, E.E. Inland Waterways of Belgium. L: Imray, Laurie, Norie & Wilson, 1960. Pp 191, frontis., 4 pp plates. 8vo, black cloth. A practical cruising guide. Contents include: "Official Formalities for Entering the Inland Waterways"; "Navigational Notes"; "General Information"; "Some Through Routes"; "List of Rivers and Canals"; "Particulars of Rivers and Canals"; "Conversion Tables"; "Two Short Glossaries". Pencilling to rpep, adhesive marks to eps, else vg in dj. 40.00

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15 BERNSTEIN, Peter L. Wedding of the Waters : The Erie Canal and the Making of a Great Nation
W.W. Norton & Company, New York / London, 2005, ISBN:0393052338 
BERNSTEIN, Peter L. Wedding of the Waters : The Erie Canal and the Making of a Great Nation. New York / London : W.W. Norton & Company, (2005). First Printing. Pp [1]-448.+ 8 pp plates. Index. 8vo, blue paper covered spine, brown paper covered boards. Gilt lettering to spine. Contents : Introduction: "Does It Not Seem Like Magic?" Part I - The Visionaries. 1. Smooth Sailing. 2. Hudson's Wrong Turn. 3. Washington's Pivot. 4. Canal Maniacs. 5. "A Canal to the Moon". Part II - The Action Begins. 6. The Sublime Spectacle. 7. The Extravagant Proposal. 8. The Expedition. 9. War and Peace. 10. The Shower of Gold. Part III - The Creation. 11. Digging the Ditch. 12. Boom, Bust, Bonds. 13. Rude Invective. 14. Unwearied Zeal. Part IV - The Stupendous Path. 15. A Noble Work. 16. The Pageant of Power. 17. The Wedding of the Waters. Part V - After the Wedding. 18. No Charge for Births. 19. The Prodigious Artery. 20. The Granary of the World. Epilogue. Very good in unclipped dustjacket. 18.00

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16 BILLINGHAM, Nick Waterways : Images from an Industrial Past. in dj.
Tempus, Stroud, Gloucestershire, 1999, ISBN:0752417258 
BILLINGHAM, Nick, in association with British Waterways. Waterways : Imagesfrom an Industrial Past. (Stroud, Gloucestershire) : Tempus, (1999). First Edition. Pp [1]-128. Illustrated. Large 8vo, black cloth, gilt lettering t o spine. Contents : Introduction. 1. Inland waterway boats. 2. Boating folk. 3. Working boats. 4. Canal accidents. 5. Canal features. 6. Working the canals. Corners bumped, else very good in unclipped dustjacket. 20.00

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17 BINGHAM, Woodbridge Founding of the T'ang Dynasty : The Fall of Sui and Rise of T'ang : A Preliminary Survey. Octagon Edition
Octagon Books, New York, 1970, 
BINGHAM, Woodbridge. The Founding of the T'ang Dynasty : The Fall of Sui and Rise of T'ang : A Preliminary Survey. New York : Octagon Books, 1970. Pp (8),vii-xiv,1-183,(1), frontispiece + 3 folding maps at rear. Index. 8vo, red cloth, gilt lettering to spine. American Council of Learned Societies Studies in Chinese and Related Civilizations, Number 4. Copyright 1941by The American Council of Learned Societies. Reprinted 1970 by special arrangement with The American Council of Learned Societies. Contents : I. Introduction: Emperor Yang : The man and his times; Accession of Emperor Yang. II. Construction of public works, 605-608 : Internal administration; Grain storageand the Grand Canal; Imperial equipment; Great Wall. III. Foreign relation s : South and East;Western Regions. IV.. Foreign relations: Turks (T'u-Chueh). V.. Foreign relations and rebellions, 611-615 : Korean campaigns; Yang Hsiian-kan; Eastern Turks. VI.. Internal coiiapse? : Disorder and prophecy,614-616; Emperor Yang's withdrawal to Qhiang-tu; Failure of Emperor Yang. VII. Political disintegration at end of Sui period : Geographical problem; Southern China; North of the Yangtze; The Northeast: Tou Chien-te and others; Li Mi; The Northwest: Hsieh Chu and others. VIII.. Shansi: Importance ofLi Yuan : Shansi, 614-616; Li Yuan; Defeat of bandits and Turks, 615-616; Preeminence in Shansi. IX. .Beginnings of revolt in T'ai-yuan : Wen-ching plots with Li Shih-min; Invasion, intrigue, and argument;. Liu Wu-chou threatens T'ai-yuan. X. Campaign of the "Righteous Army" : Independent action; Start of the campaign; Military and diplomatic successes; Crossing the Yellow River; Advance on Ch'ang-an. XI.. Li Yuan's position, 617-618 : Rivals increase in power; Li Mi vs. Wang Shih-ch'ung; Tang organization at Ch'ang-an; Military consolidation and expansion; Murder of Emperor Yang; Diplomacy and accession of Li Yuan. XII. Conclusion : End of the Sui; Beginning of theTang. Appendices : A. Chronology. B. Genealogical table. C. Outline of Sui government, 607-618. D. Uprisings, 613-617 (Translation from Sui-shu, ch. 4)..E. Uprisings, 617 (Translation from T'ang-shu, ch. 1). F. Description of maps. Penned name, small inkstamp, else very good. 100.00

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General Ignacy Pradzynski, 1792-1850.  in blue dj. , BLOCH, Czeslaw PRADZYNSKI, Ignacy, General)
18 BLOCH, Czeslaw PRADZYNSKI, Ignacy, General) General Ignacy Pradzynski, 1792-1850. in blue dj.
Wydawnictwo Ministerstwa Obrony Narodowej, Warszawa, 1974, 
BLOCH, Czeslaw. General Ignacy Pradzynski, 1792-1850 . (Warszawa): Wydawnictwo Ministerstwa Obrony Narodowej, (1974). Pp. 672. Illustrated. 8vo, pale blue cloth with black gilt lettered title block to spine. A biography of one of the foremost Polish generals in the first half of the nineteenth century. Of nautical interest: Chapter 5: Przy Budowie Kanalu Augustowskiego (pp.160-194) ~"The Structure of the Augustow Canal," a fourteen-lock canal constructed under Pradzynski's auspices between 1824 and 1839. Text in Polish.One-inch split to head of front inner hinge, top and fore-edges lightly sp otted, else vg in lightly rubbed, short closed torn dj. 80.00

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My Holidays on Inland Waterways : 2000 Miles Cruising by Motor Boat and Pleasure Skiff on the Canals and Rivers of Great Britain.  Third Edition, BONTHRON, P
19 BONTHRON, P My Holidays on Inland Waterways : 2000 Miles Cruising by Motor Boat and Pleasure Skiff on the Canals and Rivers of Great Britain. Third Edition
Thomas Murby, 1919, 1919 
BONTHRON, P. My Holidays on Inland Waterways : 2000 Miles Cruising by MotorBoat and Pleasure Skiff an the Canals and Rivers of Great Britain. L: Thom as Murby, (1919). Third Edition. Pp 186, frontis., fldg. map, 31 leaves plates. 8vo, red cloth. Toy 1137: "Chatty but straightforward accounts of a series of cruises on most of the extant navigable waterways of England, Scotland, and Wales. Based on articles which appeared in The Motorboat, The Motor, The Autocar, and The Lock to Lock Times. A complete itinerary, with mileage, is given on pp. xi-xvi." General guidelines and specific itineraries for voyagers setting out to explore British inland waterways, distilled fromdecades' experience. The author is pioneering new frontiers for post-war p leasure travellers; as he assures us, most of these waterways are "left severely alone by the tourist." Spine sunned, very slightly rubbed, else vg. Anice copy. 100.00

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20 BORRETT, William C. de ROBERVAL, Marguerite ADAMS, Priscilla KENT, Duke of Tales Told Under The Old Town Clock. 2nd Imperial Printing, in dustjacket
1943, 
BORRETT, William C. Tales Told Under The Old Town Clock. Halifax : The Imperial Publishing Company Limited, (December1943). Second Printing. Pp (8), vii-xxiii, (1), [1]-196, (2). 8vo, blue cloth. Watters p.251, Vaison p.99, Rhodenizer p.693. For Borrett, born in Dartmouth in 1894, see Marble pp.75-6. Illustrated by Robert Chambers. Includes : The Old Town Clock of Halifax;The Isle of Demons: The almost unbelievable adventures of Marguerite de Ro berval; Where History Began in North America: The habitation at Granville; Father versus Son at Port La Tour: A Battle of Loyalty; And They Lived Happily Ever After: The Romance of Charles de la Tour; Pitch Forks and Cannon Balls [Louisbourg, 1745]; Sunken Ships and Golden Cargoes: A treasure hunt at Louisburg; The Founding of Halifax; The Return of the Acadians; Les Freres D'Entremont [Paul and Benoni]; The Indian's Bride: The first elopement inHalifax; The Duke of Kent's Rendezvous: The story of Prince's Lodge; The L ady Meant Business: A Lady and a Pirate [Priscilla Adams]; The Teazer: The end of a famous privateer; The Boy Hero of Herring Cove: A tale of the wreck of H.M.S. Tribune [1797]; Joe Hobson: Barber and fisherman extraordinary;Nova Scotia's Mystery Man: Jerome; The Mary Celeste; Princess Louise Fusil iers; A Voice in the Night [the Countess of Dufferin]; The Shubenacadie Canal 1794-1870; Sable Island; The Glory of the Sea; Queen of the Seas; Aound the World by British Radio. Light browning to cl;oth, else very good in worn, chipped dustjacket. 30.00

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