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1 ALVORD, Douglas On The Water : The Romance and Lore of America's Small Boats.. First Edition in dustjacket
Yankee Books, Dublin, New Hampshire , 1988, ISBN:0899091571 
ALVORD, Douglas. On The Water : The Romance and Lore of America's Small Boats. Text and illustrations by Douglas Alvord. Dublin, New Hampshire : Yankee Books, (1988). First Edition. Pp (6),[7]-160. Oblong 8vo, brown cloth spine, brown paper-covered boards, with dark blue lettering to spine. Brice Douglas Alvord, (b. December 11, 1946, Portland Maine). "Small boats have always been an essential part of American life, but their social, historical, and cultural significance all too often has been overlooked. On the Water pays tribute to these boats and to their designers and builders. The book focuses on some of the watercraft that were introduced or are indigenous to America's eastern coast and waterways, and explores their history and evolution. Such traditional craft as the Grand Banks dory, the Adirondack guide boat, and the New Haven sharpie, as well as various styles of canoes, dinghies, and sloops, are described and depicted in finely detailed black-and-white drawings and beautiful full-color paintings. Beginning with an illustrated explanation of the basics of small boat design and construction, On the Water takes the reader inside the boat shops where history is built every day. Master boatbuilders share their thoughts and feelings about their trade, showing work in progress on re-creations of classic styles, or new designs inspired by traditional craft. "Necessity has been the commissioner of boat desgns, and specific local conditions and available materials the developer," writes Alvord. "Consequently, the seawortny Maine lobster boat has spawned many small power boats; the Chesapeake skipjack has inspired more than one fast pleasure boat; and both the eighteenth-century peapod and the canoe have influenced contemporary rowing oats. Most of these boats were developed hundreds of miles from each other, and the skills and designs were passed on largely by word of mouth, yet there is a common theme that seems tohave influenced boat design for centuries. Common sense and experience are the best teachers. Workbpats might be expected to be purely utilitarian, a nd their construction for the most part is straightorward and practical. But out of that simplicity often comes a sweet sense of beauty." The beauty that is a boat comes acoss to mariners and landspeople aiike in On the Water. Those interested in Americana also will appreciate the introduction to anart form that is as mucn a part of our country as are barns, folk crafts, and white-steepled churches." (rom the dj. Chapters : 1. Boat Basics; 2. The Native American Boat; 3. Gone Fishing; 4. The Lobsterman and the Boatbuilder; 5. Bugeyes, Tongers, and Watermen; 6. Sport and the Marshmen; 7. Flat-Water Sailing; 8. The Boats of Summer; 9. The Tradition Continues. Very good in unclipped dustjacket. 35.00

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2 ANDERSON, Andy. Compleat Dr. Rowing. First Edition
Bend the Timber Press, Groton, MA, 2001, ISBN:0971491704 
ANDERSON, Andy. The Compleat Dr. Rowing. (Groton, Massachusetts) : Bend theTimber Press, (2001). First Printing. Pp. (4),i-vii,(1),1-226,(2). 8vo, il lustrsated blue and yellow card covers, with dark blue lettering to front cover and spine. A collection of articles by the professional rower and rowing coach, as well as regular columnist for the Rowing News periodical. Contents: The Legends [The Legend of the Japanese Eight, &c]; Port vs. Starboard; Coaches; Coxswains; Gluckman's Theorem; Strange Boats; Strange Folks; Head of the Charles; Joe Burk; Short Pieces; Mysteries. Light cover wear, else very good. 12.50

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3 ARMITAGE, H. Cam and Cambridge Rowing.
W.P. Spalding / W. Kent & Co., Cambridge / London, 1886, 
ARMITAGE, H. The Cam and Cambridge Rowing. Cambridge : W.P. Spalding / London : W. Kent & Co., n.d. [1886/7?]. Pp (3),[i]-ix,(1),11-77. Small 8vo, redcloth, black lettering to front board. Brittain, Oar, Scull and Rudder: A Bibliography of Rowing, 69. Contents : Preface; By the Banks of the Cam (Waites' Ferry; Barnwell Pool; Chesterton; “Charon's” and the Black Cottage; The Railway Bridge; Below the Bridge; Ditton; Morley's; The Plough and the Gut; First Post Reach; Baitsbite; Clayhythe). Part I. – The Cam (Cam v. Grant; The River; Stourbridge Fair; Midsummer Fair; The Bridges; A Lease of Chesterton Ferry; A Fishing Party; Fish Ponds; A Hoax). Part II. – Cambridge Rowing (Origin of Cambridge Rowing; Boats; Oars; Locks; Courses; Landmarks; Cannabal and Slogger; Race Days; Divisions; Captains v. 'Varsity; The CaiusColours; The 'Varsity Scratch Fours; The 'Varsity Trials; Cambridge Blue; Head Boats; Henley; The 'Varsity Race : 1. Weights, 2. Best Crews, 3. Consanguinity, 4. Greater Britain; Odds and Ends; Distances; Conclusion). Rubbed, spine sunned, light wear to spine ends and corners, slight bubbling to front board, cloth darkened, front inner hinge cracked and endpaper browned, a few minor smudges, else a very good, solid copy. 400.00

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4 BENNET, A. B., with Garnet HEISLER. HEISLER, Garnet Duelling Dories : 50 Years of International Dory Racing in Nova Scotia. pbk.
Glen Margaret, 2002, ISBN:0920427596 
BENNET, A. B., with Garnet HEISLER. Duelling Dories: 50 Years of International Dory Racing in Nova Scotia. Researched by Sarah Hubbard, Jill Neidermayer and Marlene Spindler. (Tantallon, NS: Glen Margaret Publishing, 2002). Pp. (6),7-70,(2). Illustrated with b/w photos to text. 8vo, illustrated bluecard covers. This book was published to coincide with the 50th Anniversary of International Dory Racing in Nova Scotia. It is a celebration of this m ilestone and of the men and women who have represented the seafaring ports of Lunenburg and Gloucester over the years. It is a connection to our past;the wooden boat, iron men and women, and the sea with the "Novies" and the "Yanks" doing battle; the duelling dories. Special recognition is given to legendary rowing champions and Nova Scotia Sports Hall of Fame members, Ru ssell Langille and Lloyd Heisler. Contents: 1. The Workhorse of the North Atlantic; 2. A Friendly Rivalry Unfolds; 3. The 1950s: Heisler and Langille,All the Way; 4. A New Era Begins; 5. Years of Change; 6. The 1980s and int o the 1990s; 7. The Junior Competitors, the Women and the Over Forty Crowd;8. The Tradition Continues. Vg. 15.00

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5 BILLARD, Allan Banook Canoe Club : Voices from Our Past : A Celebration - Our First Hundred Years, 1903-2003. First Ediion in dustjacket., Signed
Sand Dollar Productions, Dartmouth, NS, 2003, ISBN:09669961138 2003 09669961138 
BILLARD, Allan. Banook Canoe Club : Voices from Our Past : A Celebration - Our First Hundred Years, 1903-2003. With research by Anne Marie Schaus andediting by Bruce Murphy. (Dartmouth, NS: Sand Dollar Productions, 2003). First Edition. Pp. (2),[1]-100,(2). With over 100 b&w photos as well as other illustrations. Oblong 8vo, blank unlettered white cloth.

A year-by-year centenary history of the Dartmouth-based canoe club.

Before the Club;
The Beginnings of Banook;
Natal Day finds a home;
World Events Intervene;
A Resurgence in the Youth Membership;
World Events Intervene, again;
A Centre of Dartmouth's Social Life;
Preparing to step onto the National Scene;
National and International Opportunities;
Growing Competition at Home;
Rebuilding the Building and the Programs;
A Program for the Future.
With the following appendices:
Club Executive Members, 1903 to 2003;
War Canoe Medals;
Individual Medal Winners;
Cottage Locations (1920s and 30s).

Very good in nicked dj. Signed by and inscribed Billard on the title page. 25.00

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6 BLIGH, William, Captain). TOOHEY, John. Captain Bligh's Portable Nightmare. From the Bounty to safety -- 4,162 miles across the Pacific in a rowing boat. First American Edition in dustjacket.
HarperCollins, New York, 2000, ISBN:0060195320 
(BLIGH, William, Captain). TOOHEY, John. Captain Bligh's Portable Nightmare. [Dj adds: "From the Bounty to safety -- 4,162 miles across the Pacific ina rowing boat"]. (New York): HarperCollins Publishers, (2000). First Ameri can Printing. Pp. (6),vii,(5),[1]-211,(1). 8vo, red cloth spine, white paper covered boards, silver lettering to spine. At dawn on April 28, 1789, Captain William Bligh and eighteen men from HMS Bounty were herded onto a twenty-three-foot launch and abandoned in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Thusbegan their extraordinary journey to Java. Covering 4,162 miles, the small boat was battered by continuous storms, and the men on board suffered crip pling illness, near starvation, and attacks by islanders. The journey was one of the greatest achievements in the history of European seafaring and a personal triumph for a man who has been misjudged by history. 'Captain Bligh's Portable Nightmare' reveals Bligh's great mapmaking skills, used to particular effect while he was exploring with Captain Cook. We discover his guilt over Cook's death at Kealakekua Bay. We learn of the failure of the Bounty expedition and the myths that surround it, the trials and retributions that followed Bligh's return to England, his successes as a navigator and as a vice-admiral fihgting next to Nelson at the Battle of Copenhagen." - from the dustjacket. Remainder mark to bottom edge, else very good in unclipped dustjacket. 15.00

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7 BOURNE, Gilbert. A Textbook of Oarsmanship : A Classic of Rowing Technical Textbook of Oarsmanship : A Classic of Rowing Technical Literature.
Sport Books Publisher, Toronto , 1989, ISBN:0920905129 
BOURNE, Gilbert. A Textbook of Oarsmanship : A Classic of Rowing Technical Literature. Toronto : Sport Books Publisher, (1989). First Edition. Pp (4),[i]-xii,[1]-376,(2),+ 3 leaves plates. 8vo, black illustrated card covers. Toy 4203 for original Oxford University Press edition of 1925. Light edgewear, rubbed, penned name, else very good. 30.00

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8 Boy's Own Annual. HARDING, Robert, ed. DUNBAR, George. Boy's Own Annual. Volume 59. 1936-1937.
Boy's Own Paper Office, London, 1937, 
(Boy's Own Annual). The Boy's Own Annual. Volume 59. 1934-1935. Edited by Robert Harding. London : The Boy's Own Paper Office, n.d. [1937]. Pp. [i]-iv,1-576,+ frontispiece + 3 black-and-white aviation plates. Index. Large thick 8vo, illustrated green cloth with a cricket scene to the front board andthe spine, black and cream lettering to frnot board and spine. Of nautical interest: "True Pirate Tales: The Sack of Panama" (Geoffrey Rhodes, pp. 33 -34); "The 'Rogue' Run: A Story of a Temperamental Torpedo" ("Sea-Wrack", pp. 155-159, a short story); "Where Time Stands Still: Pitcairn Island" (Edward Vernon Clayton, pp. 196, 1 photo); "Secrets from the Deep: Dr. William Beebe's Weird and Amazing Discoveries in the Depths of the Ocean" (T.C. Bridges, pp. 200-202); "On the Road to Snizort Family and the Mermaid with theDetachable Tail" ("Bywayman", pp. 212-214, a short story); "A Model Submar ine" ("Adsum, p. 214); "The Loss of the Birkenhead" (Captain S.J. Parker, pp. 225-226); "The Deep-Sea Menace: How the Naval Mine is Constructed, Laid,and Swept Up" (Commander H.R. Gordon Cumming", pp. 232-234, 1 photo and 2 diagrams); "True Pirate Tales: The Rescue of Robinson Crusoe" (Geoffrey Rhodes, pp. 238-239, on William Dampier); "The Haunted Reef: A Gripping Yarn of the South Seas" (E. Collins, pp. 244-247, a short story); "True Pirate Tales: The Capture of the Great Mogul's Treasure Ship" (Geoffrey Rhodes, pp. 248-249, on John Avery); "The Truth About Rowing nia Boat Race" (Hylton Cleaver, pp. 253-254, 1 photo); "Little Ships That Do Great Work" (John C. Campbell, pp. 264-266, 2 photos of the tug Seaman and barque Olivebank, and tug Norman and M.V. Port Hobart); "Britain's Oldest Ship Sinks" (p 287, on the ketch Ceres); "The S.S. Scouter: Sea Scouts' Novel Training Centre" (Frank Illingworth, p. 294, 1 photo); "Scourge of the Seas: A Tale of the Naval Secret Service" (a two-part serial by "Sea-Wrack"); "Land of the Blizzard: The Empire's New Possession: Australian Antarctic Territory" (T.C. Bridges,pp. 330-332, 3 whaling photos); "Early Explorers of the Pacific" (James Bo swell, p. 335); "Model Yachting Terms" (Sid G. Hedges, p. 399); "Build the 'B.O.P.' Land Yacht!" (Frank Illingworth, pp. 425-426); "Can You Row a BoatWell?: Some Points About Rowing" (E. Wrightson, pp. 468-469, with five dia grams); "Magnetic Ship Control" (John Silvester, p. 478, with two modellingdiagrams); "How to Make a Surf-rider" (p. 499, with four diagrams); "Ness by Ness: A Coastwise Cruise from Southend to Southwold in a Canvas Canoe" (Geoffrey Prout, pp. 518-520, with 8 photos and a map). Of Canadian interest: 3 L.C. Douthwaite "Larry Vincent, RCMP" stories; "Buffalo Trails" (Bud Cotton, pp. 470-472, about following a buffalo herd near Wainwright, Alberta); "Canada's Red Indians" (Philip H. Godsell, pp. 536-538). Other interesting pieces: "The History of Fireworks in England" (A. St. H. Brock, pp. 80-81); "A Footplate Trip with the 'Breakfast Flyer'" (H. Underwood, pp. 91-92, rail travel); "New Types of Aeroplanes" (H.J.C. Harper, pp. 93-95, with photos of the Hawker Huricane, Fairey Battle Bomber, and Vickers Supermarine Stranraer Flying-boat); "Croydon Ho!: Flying Home from Australia for Christmas" (H.J.C. Harper, pp. 132-134, with five photos and a map of the air route); "Khartoum: Garden City of Africa" (Harold J. Shepstone, pp. 189-191, 5 photos); "Off the Map" (Surgeon-Commander G. Murray Levick, R.N., pp. 193-194, about a Public Schools Exploring Society trip to the Lapland); "The Sport of Falconry: How Hawks are Traind to Kill Fur and Feather" (EricHardy, p. 309, 1 photo); "The King as an Airman" (H.J.C. Harper, pp. 354-355, 2 photos of the future King George VI piloting a De Havilland and a 504K Avro); "Singapore: The Wonder City of the East" (Harold J. Shepstone, pp. 377-379); "Behind the Scenes at Le Mans" (Charles Metchin, pp. 385-389); "The Empire Flying Boats" (H.J.C. Harper, pp. 433-435, 3 photos and 1 diagram); "London to New York in A.D. 2000: A Transatlantic Crossing Ten Miles Above the Earth!" (described by An Aircraft Engineer, pp. 447-448; right on as far as the six-hour New York-London jaunt; a little off on the "for a penny a mile!" prediction); "The Tailor Who Explored: The true story of how Kinthup, a Buddhist, playing a lone han on behalf of the Indian Survey, solved the mystery of Tibet's two great rivers, the Tsang-po and the Brahmaputra" (Sir George Dunbar, pp. 492-494); "Sea Cave Exploring During Your Holidays" (Sydney Moorhouse, pp. 525-526); "Race Swimming: How to Improve Speed and Win Races" (Sid G. Hedges, p. 527); "Giant American Locomotives" (H. Coble and A.R. Payne, pp. 555-556); "A First Solo Flight" (W.R.A. Walters). Boards lightly soiled, front inner hinge cracked, else very good. 50.00

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Up and Down the Merrimac : A Vacation Trip, BOYD, Pliny Steele.
9 BOYD, Pliny Steele. Up and Down the Merrimac : A Vacation Trip
D.E. Lothrop Company, Boston, 1890, 
BOYD, Pliny Steele. Up and Down the Merrimac : A Vacation Trip. Boston : D.E. Lothrop Company, (copyright 1879). Pp [i]-vi,7-185,(4,ads),(3), frontispiece. 8vo, pictorial grey cloth, gilt panel to spine.

Toy 1314: "A rambling, facetious, descriptive and highly embroidered account of a rowing, towing, and sailing voyage in a dory up the Merrimac from Newburyport to Passaconaway Island, of camping there, and of the voyage home.".

New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

“And to gratify the gypsy, as well as to enjoy the luxury of discovery, and the fascination of peril, we took for our vacation trip a row and sail up the Merrimac – myself and two boys.” (p. 9).

Contents :
1. Preliminary.
2. The Start.
3. Rowing with the Tide.
4. A Thunder-Storm. 5. The Broken Oar. 6. Our First Sunday.
7. Onward and Upward.
8. Rowing Up Stairs.
9. Passaconaway Island.
10. Looking Toward Sunrise.
11. Solitude and Society.
12. Homeward Bound.
13. A Pinch of Salt.
14. The New Earth.
15. One Last Sunday.
16. Music in the Air.
17. Home Again.

Slightly cocked, spine ends and corners worn, bubbling to cloth, margins of leaves browned, gift inscription (dated 1892), else good. 50.00

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10 BRIANT, KEITH. Oxford Limited. in dj.
Farrar & Rinehart, 1938, 
BRIANT, KEITH. Oxford Limited. NY.: Farrar & Rinehart, (1938). Pp 306. 8vo,blue cloth. "Keith Briant, the 1936 editor of The Isis, the undergraduate paper at Oxford University, has written a startling and uncompromising study of one of the world's greatest universities." -from the dust jacket. Of nautical interest: "Chapter 3 - SPORT; The Importance of Losing the Boat Race." Edgeworn, crumpling to spine ends, spotting to upper board, previous owner's signature to ffep, worm hole evident, ow vg in chipped, sunned, somewhat soiled, price-clipped dj. 20.00

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11 BRITTAIN, Frederick Oar, Scull and Rudder : A Bibliography of Rowing
Humphrey Milford, Oxford University Press, London, 1930, 
BRITTAIN, Frederick, (comp.). Oar, Scull and Rudder : A Bibliography of Rowing. With a preface by Steve Fairbairn. London : Humphrey Milford, Oxford University Press, 1930. First Edition. Pp (4),[v]-xii,[1]-112. Small 8vo, green cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Howard-Hill, Bibliography of British Literary Bibliographies, 2nd ed. 2276f. "The first part, whicn is limited to descriptions of books and pamphlets published independently, contains about240 items. Nearly all of these are devoted entirely to rowing, or to rowin g and closely allied sports. Excluding the few which are concerned only in a minor degree with rowing, 140 of the books and pamphlets are in English (including 5 published in British colonies and 17 in the United States), 48 in German, 15 in French (including 1 published in Belgium), 7 in Norwegian,7 in Dutch (including 1 published in Belgium), 5 in Italian, 2 in Swedish, 2 in Danish, and 1 each in Russian, Polish, and Spanish. The second part, which is limited to articles on rowing published in periodicals and encyclopaedias, contains about 700 items. Those included under each year are further arranged in alphabetical order of the periodicals in which they appear. I have frequently given a summary of the contents of an article instead of an exact reproduction of a vague title. The compilation of this part was particularly difficult in the later years, owing to the fact that some important periodicals have long since abandoned the publication of an annual index, so that 1 have often had to examine every number in order to pick out articles on rowing." - p.[ix]. Part I. Independent Works: (a). Before the general adoption of sliding seats in 1873; (b). From the general adoption of sliding seats in 1873 to the end of the nineteenth century; (c). The twentieth century. Part II. Articles in Periodicals: (a). Before the general adoption of sliding seats in 1873; (b). From the invention of sliding seats to the end of the nineteenth century; (c). The twentieth century. With an index. "The story has not been without its controversies, in whicn I have taken my full share; but this book is impartial and attempts to give references to all the literature of the subject. I think therefore that many old oarsmen will want to possess this book, to refer themselves to a literature whichwill tell them how, in these hundred years, the art has been built up, and perhaps to remind them of their own contests and triumphs." - from the pre face. Brittain provides many useful annotations, particularly in Part I. Light wear to cloth and spine ends, else very good. Scarce. 175.00

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12 BURBANK, Jane. Intelligentsia and Revolution : Russian Views of Bolshevism, 1917-1922. First Edition in dustjacket.
Oxford University Press, New York and Oxford, 1986, ISBN:0195040619 
BURBANK, Jane. Intelligentsia and Revolution : Russian Views of Bolshevism,1917-1922. New York and Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1986. First Prin ting. Pp. (4),[v]-viii,(2),3-340,(4). 8vo, maroon cloth with gilt letteringto spine. "From the Bolshevik victory in 1917 to the consolidation of powe r five years later, the Russian revolution inspired a brilliant outburst oftheory and criticism among Russian intellectuals who struggled to comprehe nd their country's dramatic social upheaval. Faced with the collapse of themonarchy and disintegration of life as it had been, Marxists, monarchists, anarchists, populists, liberals, and nationalists alike contributed to a g rowing collection of critical and speculative thought. The October coup rekindled issues that had concerned the intelligentsia in the past -- issues that are still hotly debated today. Why had the revolution happened in Russia? Was this socialism? What did Bolshevik power mean for Russia and the Western world? How would the values of the Russian people be affected? In 'Intelligentsia and Revolution', Jane Burbank recovers these early responses tothe revolution, offering a multi-faceted image of the revolution seen from within. She surveys the vast body of unknown or forgotten polemical litera ture inspired by the Bolshevik takeover in 1917 and the ensuing social, political, and economic turmoil. From Kropotkin, the voice of Russian anarchism, to Ustrialov, a xenophobic nationalist, Burbank follows the disparate theories of these intellectuals, tracing their commitments and dilemmas through the turbulent years of civil war, and for many, into the Russian emigration. Her insightful analysis reveals how the revolution revitalized the political culture of the intelligentsia and, at the same time, exposed the fragile basis of its existence. An informative study of the Russian intelligentsia in its classic role as social critic and articulator of national ideals, 'Intelligentsia and Revolution' paints an important group portrait. it skillfully depicts a broad range of perspectives on the revolution during a crucial period when both action and inaction counted and when the tactical and institutional choices made by the intelligentsia were critical for the future." - from the dustjacket. Contents: 1. Revolutionaries in the Revolution: The Search for Democratic Socialism: Menshevik Prospects -- Iulii Martov: Principled Protest Against the Commissarocracy -- Menshevik Dissenters:Plekhanov, Potresov, Zasulich -- Pavel Axelrod: "A Dictatorship over the P roletariat" -- Martov's Battles. 2. Revolutionaries in the Revolution: Populist Perspectives: The Revival of Russian Populism -- Viktor Chernov: "The Dictatorship of the City over the Country" -- Mark Vishniak: ConstitutionalIllusions -- Petr Kropotkin: "How Communism Cannot be Introduced" -- Popul ism in Defeat. 3. Two Russian Liberals: Socialism on Trial: Principles and Goals -- P.N. Miliukov and Bolshevik Power -- Petr Struve: "The Experimental Refutation of Socialism" -- Struve: Searching for the Nation -- Miliukov:"The Birth of Russian Democracy" -- The Liberals and the People. 4. The Mo narchy in Fact and Fancy: The Autocratic Legacy -- F.V. Vinberg: "The Forces of Darkness" -- S.S. Ol'denburg: The Best Case for the Sovereign -- Monarchist Politics, 1921-1922 -- The Kingdom of Ideals. 5. A Different Culture:From the Depths: Nikolai Berdiaev: "The Peculiarity of Bitter Russian Fate " -- N.S. Trubetskoi: The Rebellion of the Despised -- N.V. Ustrialov: Changing Landmarks. 6. The Revolution and the Intelligentsia. With selected bibliography and index. Very good in lightly nicked dustjacket. 40.00

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13 BURNELL, R. D. NICKALLS, G. O. (foreword) Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race, 1829-1953
Oxford University Press, London, 1954, 
BURNELL, R. D. The Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race, 1829-1953. Foreword by G. O. Nickalls. L.: Oxford University Press, 1954. Pp. 244 + 8 p. of plates and 6 p. of maps. 8vo, green cloth. Toy 1683. A history of the great Oxfordv. Cambridge rowing regattas. Includes the results of all of the two schoo ls' previous head to head meetings and who made up the crew of each boat. Very minor wear to extremities, name, else vg. 60.00

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14 BURNELL, Richard One Hundred and Fifty Years of the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race. 1st in dj
Precision Press, Marlow, 1979, ISBN:0950063878 
BURNELL, Richard. One Hundred and Fifty Years of the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race : An Official History. (Marlow) : Precision Press in collaborationwith Guinness, 1979. First Edition. Pp (8),1-111,(1). b&w plates, charts. Lg 8vo, light blue cloth. Toy 1685, Ben Cohen, The Thames 1580-1980 : A General Bibliography, p. 276. Vg in price-clipped dj. 70.00

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15 BURSTALL, Patricia. Golden Age of the Thames. 1st UK in dj
David & Charles, 1981, 
BURSTALL, Patricia. The Golden Age of the Thames. Newton Abbot : David & Charles, (1981). Pp 222 + 16 pp photos. 8vo, cloth. Toy 0025. "Regattas, concerts, Venetian fêtes, rowing, punting, painting, bathing - many and varied were the activities indulged in that pleasure resort which was the Thames above Richmond from about 1870 until 1914. Patricia Burstall delightfully captures the mood of the pleasure-seekers, from the Prince of Wales, passing through Boulters lock to a loyal raising of hats and a dainty flutter of white handkerchiefs, to the drunken bean-feaster bawling his raucous choruses." - the dj. With bibliography and Index. Vg in vg dj. 30.00

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16 BYRNE, L.S.R., (ed.) Eton Boating Book : Third Edition. Revised, Enlarged and Brought down to the Year 1932 by the Eton Viking Club.
Spottiswoode, Ballantyne & Co., , Eton , 1933, 
BYRNE, L.S.R., (ed.). The Eton Boating Book : Third Edition. Revised, Enlarged and Brought down to the Year 1932 by the Eton Viking Club. Eton : Spottiswoode, Ballantyne & Co.Ltd., 1933. Numbered Edition, "Subscription Copy No.233". Pp (6),[vii]-xl,[1]-695,(1) + 4 leaves of plates + 3 folding maps at rear. Thick 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, top edge gilt. Toy 1701. Contents: Editor's Preface; Eton Boathouses; Queen's Eyot; Preface tothe Second Edition of 1875 by R.H. Blake-Humfrey; Introduction to the Orig inal Editions of 1869 and 1875; Records (pp.1-626); Captains of the Boats; Winners of the House Fours; Winners of the Pulling; Winners of the Sculling; Etonians in the University Boatrace; Etonians in the Oxford v. Harvard Race; Etonian Winners at Henley; Etonian Winners in the Wingfield Scullsl Etonian Olympic Winners; Official Titles of Crews entered against Eton at Henley. With index. The photographs: Edmond Warre, Rev. A.T.W. Shadwell, J. Baring (opp. p.244); Havilland (opp. p.308); The Royal Barge (opp. p.382); The Boathouses in 1932 (opp. p.626). The maps of Regatta-Courses : 1. Henley Regatta Course; 2. Boveney Weir to Old Windsor Weir; 3. Marsh Lock toBoveney Weir. Light wear to cloth, spine sunned, else a very good, solid c opy. 200.00

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17 Canadian Magazine BARKER, R.K., Capt. CAMERON, Agnes Deans SCOTT, Marshall Owen Canadian Magazine of Politics, Science, Art and Literature. Vol. 18, November, 1901 to April, 1902, inclusive.
Ontario Publishing Co., Ltd, Toronto , 1902, 
(Canadian Magazine). The Canadian Magazine of Politics, Science, Art and Literature. Vol. XVIII, November, 1901 to April, 1902, inclusive. Toronto : The Ontario Publishing Co., Ltd., 1902. Pp [i]-iv,[1]-588. Illustrated. Maps. Double Column. Large 8vo, red cloth, gilt lettering to front board and spine. Of nautical interest : “The Rowing Season of 1901, with a brief comparison of the styles adopted in England, United States and Canada” by Capt. R.K. Barker (pp 33-37, with 6 illustrations); “The First Steamer on the Pacific” [the steamer Beaver] by Agnes Deans Cameron (pp 243-244, with 2 illustrations); “A Little Study of the Sea” by Arnold Haultain (pp 245-250, with 2 illustrations); “Changing Aspects of Sable Island” by Marshall Owen Scott(pp 341-349, with 4 illustrations and 2 maps); “The Great Seaman of the No rth” [Henry Hudson] by George Johnson (pp 514-522). . Other items of interest : “Passenger Carriages Past and Present” [trains] by W.D. McBride (pp 305-316, with 14 illustrations); “Some Observations on Hockey” by A.H. Beaton(pp 435-438, with 4 illustrations). ADDITIONAL SHIPPING CHARGES WILL BE RE QUIRED DUE TO ITS WEIGHT. Tear to top spine, spine darkened, wear to spine ends, edges and corners, bookplate, hinges shaky, else good to very good. As is. 80.00

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18 CASSELL'S) Cassell's Book of Sports and Pastimes
Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co., 1910, 
(CASSELL'S). Cassell's Book of Sports and Pastimes. L: Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co., [ca. 1910?]. Pp. 780. With more than 800 illustrations. Colouredfrontis of cricket player positions. 8vo, green and red cloth covered boar ds with elaborate gilt decoration and titles to front, red cloth spine withgilt titles and decoration, bevelled edges. An exhaustive listing "of athl etics and other manly exercises" with explanations and the rules of play for more than two hundred games and activities. Of nautical interest are sections on mast-climbing, walking the mast, rowing, canoeing, boat-sailing andmodel ship-building. Front hinge cracked, light wear to the spine ends, el se vg, bright. 90.00

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19 CHAN, Arlene and Susan HUMPHRIES HUMPHRIES, Susan Paddles Up! : Dragon Boat Racing in Canada. pbk.
Dundurn Press, Toronto, 2009, ISBN:9781554883950 
CHAN, Arlene and Susan HUMPHRIES. Paddles Up! : Dragon Boat Racing in Canada. Toronto: Dundurn Press, (2009). Pp. (10),11-294,(2). Illustrated. Doublecolumn. Square 8vo, illustrated blue card covers. Contents: 1. Chan's "The Beginnings"; 2. Albert McDonald and Suzanne McKenzie's "Basic Dragon Boat Paddling Technique"; 3. Jamie Hollins's "Getting There: Dry Land Training";4. Matt Robert's "Drumming and Steering"; 5. Kamini Jain's "Dragon Boat Co aching"; 6. Andrew Fox's "Teams and Teamwork"; 7. McDonald's "Voice of the Beast"; 8. Jim Farintosh's "The Making of an A-Team"; 9. Dr. David Levy's "Common Injuries, Prevention, and Treatment"; 10. Pam Lumb Collett's "Nutrition"; 11. Mike Kerkmann's "The International Standard Dragon Boat: CanadianContent"; 12. Gerry Kavanagh's "Dragon Boat Paddles"; 13. "Dragon Boat Rac ing: A Guide to Safety on the Water"; 14. Eleanor Nielsen's "Riding the Dragon"; 15. Kathy Levy's "The Little Team That Grew"; 16. Matt Smith's "Canada and the International Scene". Very good. 20.00

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20 CLINCH, Sarah. HALLETT, Meghan (ed.). Diary of Sarah Clinch : A Spirited Socialite in Victorian Nova Scotia
Nimbus Publishing Limited, Halifax, 2001, ISBN:1551093766 
CLINCH, Sarah. The Diary of Sarah Clinch : A Spirited Socialite in Victorian Nova Scotia. Edited by Meghan Hallett. (Halifax : Nimbus Publishing Limited, 2001). Pp. (5),vi-x,1-182. Illustrated. 8vo, green ill. card covers, brown spine with white titles. The 1853 diary of a girl from Boston who was entertained, while staying in Halifax, by some of the most respected families and figures of the day in Nova Scotia, with names like Haliburton, Almon,Bliss, Starr and Binney. "By 1853, Halifax had evolved from a garrison tow n into a thriving mercantile city, complete with the customs and conventions of Victorian sensibilities. It was in this genteel social milieu that eighteen-year-old Sarah Clinch -- as a guest of close relatives Reverend William and Mary Bullock -- came to experience Victorian life to the fullest. Lavish dinner parties, fancy balls, sleigh rides, rowing on the North West Arm, and a trip to the Annapolis Valley keep the young Bostonian entertained." - from rear. Vg. Due to its small size, shipping costs should be cheaper than quoted. 14.00

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