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1 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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The Pioneers of Utica : Being Sketches of its Inhabitants and its Institutions, with the Civil History of the Place, from the Earlies Settlement to the year 1825,- the Era of the Opening of the Erie Canal.  First Edition., BAGG, M. M.
2 BAGG, M. M. The Pioneers of Utica : Being Sketches of its Inhabitants and its Institutions, with the Civil History of the Place, from the Earlies Settlement to the year 1825,- the Era of the Opening of the Erie Canal. First Edition.
Curtiss and Childs, Printers and Publishers, Utica, NY, 1877, 1877 
BAGG, M. M. The Pioneers of Utica : Being Sketches of its Inhabitants and its Institutions, with the Civil History of the Place, from the Earlies Settlement to the year 1825,- the Era of the Opening of the Erie Canal. Utica, NY : Curtiss and Childs, Printers and Publishers, 1877. First Edition. Pp. [8],(i)-ii,(5)-665,[5], + 18 pages of plates (with tissue-guards). Illustrated with maps. 8vo, decorated brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine.

Moses Mears Bagg (b. July 13, 1816, Utica, New York - d. May 2, 1900 Utica, New York).

A history of the people of importance in early Utica, New York, up to the completion of the Erie Canal.

1. Old Fort Schuyler;
2. The First Charter of Utica;
2. Utica in 1805;
4. The Second Charter;
5. The Third Charter.

With Appendix : Notes on the Title of that Portion of Cosby's Manor, or Old Fort Schuyler Patent, which is included in the City of Utica.
With index.

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Naturalist on the River Amazons, A Record of Adventures, Habits of Animals,Sketches of Brazilian and Indian Life, and Aspects of Nature under the Equ ator, during Eleven Years of Travel.  First Edition, original cloth., BATES, Henry Walter
3 BATES, Henry Walter Naturalist on the River Amazons, A Record of Adventures, Habits of Animals,Sketches of Brazilian and Indian Life, and Aspects of Nature under the Equ ator, during Eleven Years of Travel. First Edition, original cloth.
John Murray, London, 1863, 1863 
BATES, Henry Walter. The Naturalist on the River Amazons, A Record of Adventures, Habits of Animals, Sketches of Brazilian and Indian Life, and Aspects of Nature under the Equator, during Eleven Years of Travel. IN TWO VOLUMES. London: John Murray, 1863. First Printing. I: Pp. (2),[iii]-viii,(2),[1]-351,(1), frontispiece, folding map at rear, + 4 leaves of black and white plates, including 12 engravings; II: Pp. (2),[iii]-vi,[1]-423,(1), frontispiece, + 3 leaves of plates (1 of which is in facsimile), including 20 engravings. Illustrated. 8vo, original publisher's pebbled green cloth with gilt lettering to spines, all edges stained red.
Henry Walter Bates, b. February 8, 1825, Leicester; d. February 16, 1892, London), was an important mid-century English naturalist, whose main contributions centred around mimicry in the animal kingdom.

"The Naturalist on the River Amazons" was so important and highly regarded upon its publication, that Charles Darwin dubbed it to be among the best books of natural history travel-writing ever publishing in England.

"In the autumn of 1847 Mr. A.[lfred] R.[ussell] Wallace, who has since acquired wide fame in connection with the Darwinian theory of Natural Selection, proposed to me a joint expedition to the river Amazons, for the purpose of exploring the Natural History of its banks; the plan being to make for ourselves a collection of objects, dispose of the duplicates in London to pay expenses, and gather facts, as Mr. Wallace expressed it in one his letters, 'towards solving the problem of the origin of species'. [...] My companion left the country at the end of four years; [...] I remained seven years longer, returning home in July, 1959. [...] The part of the Amazons region where I resided longest being unexplored country to the Naturalist, no less than 8000 of the species here enumerated were new to science."- from the preface.

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4 BENEDETTI, Count, [Vincent]. Essais Diplomatiques : Nouvelle Serie, precedes d'une Introduction sur la Question d'Orient.
E. Plon, Nourrit et Cie, Imprimeurs, Editeurs, Paris, 1897, 
BENEDETTI, Count, [Vincent]. Essais Diplomatiques : Nouvelle Serie, precedes d'une Introduction sur la Question d'Orient. Paris : Librarie Plon / E. Plon, Nourrit et Cie, Imrpimeurs-Editeurs, 1897. Pp. (4),[i]-lv,(1),[1]-412,(4). 8vo, rebound in black cloth with gilt lettering to spine, original front cover bound in. Spine reads: "Cte. Benedetti". Vincent, Count Benedetti,b. April 29, 1817, Corsica; d. March 28, 1900, Paris, Franco-Prussian War provocateur and diplomat. He wrote to collections of diplomatic essays, this collection detailing responses to "The Eastern Question". Contents: 1. LaQuestion d'Egypte [1891]; 2. Mehemet-Ali durant ses dernieres annees [1895 ]; 3. Un ambassadeur anglais en Orient [1895]; 4. Le comte de Cavour et le prince de Bismarck [1896]. Text in French. A couple instances of underlining, else very good. 60.00

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My Rambles in the New World, BIART, Lucien HAUTEVILLE, Mary de, trans.
5 BIART, Lucien HAUTEVILLE, Mary de, trans. My Rambles in the New World
Sampson Low, Marston & Co., London, 1893, 1893 
BIART, Lucien. My Rambles in the New World. Translated by Mary de Hauteville. London: Sampson Low, Marston & Company, Ltd., St. Dunstan's House, [Aberdeen University Press], 1893. Pp. [i]-vii,(1),[1]-296, frontis. (with tissue guard), + 27 p. of plates. Illustrated. 8vo, pictorial olive-green cloth with black-outlined gilt lettering to front and spine.

Lucien Biart (b. June 21, 1828, Versailles, France - d. March 18, 1897, Batignolles, Paris).

A travelogue by the French naturalist about his expedition through North and Central America, starting in Quebec on board the schooner Siren, and visiting numerous points in between. The bulk of this volume focuses on Biart's stay in western Mexico, and his encounters with the indigenous people of the region.

Contents:
1. Labrador (including Biart's encounters with the Esquimaux of the region );
2. A Canadian Family (with information on his travels on the St. Lawrence);
3. Niagara in Winter (which includes a short stop-over in Halifax);
4. San Francisco;
5. Tortoise Island;
6. A Waterspout at Sea;
7. Christmas Dayat Havannah;
8. From Havannah to New Orleans;
9. The Horse-Tamer;
10. Teno chtitlan;
11. The Pearl Forest;
12. The Tuxpango Cascade;
13. The Serpent-Charmer;
14. The Dead City;
15. The Unicorn;
16. The Grotto of the Toltecs;
17. Aztec Education.

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6 Boston - Metropolitan Park Commissioners Report of the Board of Metropolitan Park Commissioners. January, 1893 - Boston
Metropolitan Park Commissioners, Boston, 1893, 1893 
(Boston – Metropolitan Park Commissioners). Report of the Board of Metropolitan Park Commissioners. January, 1893. Commonwealth of Massachusetts, House – No. 150. Pp [i]-xvi,[1]-147,(1),+ 31 plates + 14 maps, plans, diagrams (4 folding). (Boston : Metropolitan Park Commissioners, 1893). First Edition. 8vo, maroon pressed cloth, gilt lettering to front board and spine.

Contents :
An Act to establish a Board of Metropolitan Park Commissioners. Report of the Commission.

Report or the Secretary – Part First :
1. Need of an Ample Provision of Open Spaces, and Difficulties in the Way of obtaining them;
2. The Logical Method of solving this Problem;
3. Special Advantages that will follow the Adoption of this Plan.

Part Second –
1. An Examination of the Separate Features under Consideration;
2. Boston Bay, — Its Islands and Shores; 3. Inland Features of the North and West Metropolitan Region – Lynn Woods;
4. The Charles River;
5. Features of the South Metropolitan Region. — The Neponset River;
6. Lakes and Ponds of the Metropolitan District.

Part Third –
1. Special Pleasure-ways, or Roads for Light Traffic;
2. Local Pleasure Grounds, Playgrounds and Breathing Spots.

Report of the Landscape Architect :
1. A summary of the physical and historical geography of the metropolitan district;
2. A study of the way in which the peculiar geography of the metropolitan district ought to govern the selection of the sites of public open spaces;
3. A review of the opportunities which still present themselves for creating new open spaces in accordance with the governing considerations just laid down.

Appendices.

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Canada during The Victorian Era : A Historical Review, BOURINOT, J. G. Royal Society of Canada, Second Series, 1897-98 Vol. III, Section II
7 BOURINOT, J. G. Royal Society of Canada, Second Series, 1897-98 Vol. III, Section II Canada during The Victorian Era : A Historical Review
1897, 1897 
BOURINOT, J. G.. Canada during The Victorian Era : A Historical Review. From the Transactions of the Royal Society of Canada, Second Series, 1897-98, Volume III, Section II. For sale by J. Durie & Son, Ottawa; the Copp-Clark Co., Toronto ; Bernard Quaritch, London, 1897. Pp. 81, including 20 pages of plates and one large folding map. 8vo, maroon cloth, gilt lettering to front.

Sir John George Bourinot, KCMG, FRSC (b. October 24, 1836, Sydney, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia – d. October 13, 1902, Ottawa).

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A Canadian Manual on the Procedure At Meetings of Municipal Councils, Shareholders and Directors of Companies, Synods, Conventions, Societies and Public Bodies Generally with an Introductory Review of the Rules and Usages of Parliament that Govern Public Assemblies in Canada, BOURINOT, J.G
8 BOURINOT, J.G A Canadian Manual on the Procedure At Meetings of Municipal Councils, Shareholders and Directors of Companies, Synods, Conventions, Societies and Public Bodies Generally with an Introductory Review of the Rules and Usages of Parliament that Govern Public Assemblies in Canada
Carswell, 1894, 1894 
BOURINOT, J.G. A Canadian Manual on the Procedure At Meetings of Municipal Councils, Shareholders and Directors of Companies, Synods, Conventions, Societies and Public Bodies Generally with an Introductory Review of the Rules and Usages of Parliament that Govern Public Assemblies in Canada. Toronto : The Carswell Co. (Ltd.), Law Publishers, 1894. First Edition. Pp (6),[v]-viii,(2),[3]-444,(2). 8vo, pebbled blue cloth, gilt to front and spine.

Sir John George Bourinot, KCMG, FRSC (b. October 24, 1836, Sydney, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia – d. October 13, 1902, Ottawa).

Spine title is Procedure of Public Meetings.

Arranged in five parts:
I. Rules and Usages of Parliament.
II. Rules of Order and Procedure for Public Meetings and Scoieties.
III. Corporate Companies.
IV. Church Synods and Conferences.
V. Municipal Councils.

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Builders of Nova Scotia. A Historical Review.  With an Appendix Containing Copies of Rare Documents Relating to the Early Days of the Province, BOURINOT, Sir John G. HOWE, Joseph TUPPER, Charles JOHNSTON, James William
9 BOURINOT, Sir John G. HOWE, Joseph TUPPER, Charles JOHNSTON, James William Builders of Nova Scotia. A Historical Review. With an Appendix Containing Copies of Rare Documents Relating to the Early Days of the Province
1899, 1899 
BOURINOT, Sir John G. Builders of Nova Scotia. A Historical Review. With anAppendix Containing Copies of Rare Documents Relating to the Early Days of the Province. Illustrated. N.pl.: Transactions of the Royal Society of Can ada, 1899. Pp (2),iii-viii,1-197,(1),i-vi,(4), frontispiece + 20 leaves plates. Also illustrations in the text. 8vo, modern blue cloth.

Morley p.69, Vaisonp.6, Watters p.469, Rhodenizer p.560. NSIB 42.

Set out in three Parts :
Origins of the People of Nova Scotia;
Establishment of the Great Churches;
Reminiscences of Eminent Nova Scotians for over Forty Years.

Chapters include
"French Settlement of Nova Scotia",
"Foundation of Halifax",
"New England Migration";
"Early Government of the Province",
"Coming of the United Empire Loyalists",
"Scotch Settlement",
"Influx of Irish",
"Racial Elements of the Nova Scotian People',
"Honourable James William Johnston";
"Honourable Joseph Howe", and
"Some Famous Soldiers", &c.

11 Appendices (pp.97-197) including
the Charter of 1621 (in Latin & English),
the Royal Commission to Cornwallis, and
a speech each of Johnston and Howe.
With an index.
Bound in modern blue cloth from the TRSC, Sect II, 1899.

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Blind Man's Offering, BOWEN, B.B.
10 BOWEN, B.B. Blind Man's Offering
New York, 1867, 
BOWEN, B.B. A Blind Man's Offering. New York : Published by the Author, 1867. Pp 432. Frontis. 8vo, black cloth. Gift inscription, foxed, front hinge starting, dried flowers laid in with corresponding stains, else very good. 60.00

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Machinists', Engineers' and Fire Men's Friend. The practical form to dividethe Valves, and set the eccentric on a Locomotive, Link Motion Engine, and on a direct and a indirect Motion, Stationary Engine, BUCKWALTER, P. W.
11 BUCKWALTER, P. W. Machinists', Engineers' and Fire Men's Friend. The practical form to dividethe Valves, and set the eccentric on a Locomotive, Link Motion Engine, and on a direct and a indirect Motion, Stationary Engine
Ernst Luft, Job Printer & Bookbinder, Pittsburgh, PA, 1871, 1871 
BUCKWALTER, P. W. Machinists', Engineers' and Fire Men's Friend. The practical form to divide the Valves, and set the eccentric on a Locomotive, Link Motion Engine, and on a direct and a indirect Motion, Stationary Engine. Pittsburgh, PA : Ernst Luft, Job Printer & Bookbinder, 6th Avenue, 1871. Pp (4),[3]-93,(5),+ 9 plates + large folding plate at rear. Small 8vo, original black cloth boards, with new black cloth spine, both blank.

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12 BURTON, Richard Francis, et al) Alla Ricerca delle Sorgenti del Nilo e Nel Centro dell'Africa, viaggi celebri di Burton, Speke, Grant, Baker, Livingstone, Stanley, Miani, Schweinfurth, Piaggia, Gordon, Gessi, Antinori, ecc. narrati dai viggiatori stessi
Fratelli Treves, Editori, Milano, 1878, 1878 
(BURTON, Richard Francis, et al). Alla Ricerca delle Sorgenti del Nilo e Nel Centro dell'Africa, viaggi celebri di Burton, Speke, Grant, Baker, Livingstone, Stanley, Miani, Schweinfurth, Piaggia, Gordon, Gessi, Antinori, ecc. narrati dai viggiatori stessi. Milano : Fratelli Treves, Editori, 1878. Pp (6),[v]-xvi,1-830,(4). Illustrated. Double Column. 4to, red leather spine, red cloth boards, gilt lettering & decoration to spine.

A collection of voyages for the source of the Nile.

Contents :
Introduzione, di Eugenio Torelli Viollier;
Il Tanganika ed it lago Nyanza, di Burton e Speke;
Le sorgenti del Nilo, del Capitano Speke; L'Alberto-Nyanza o lago Alberto, dir Sir Samuele White Baker;
Come io trovai Livngstone, di Enrico Stanley;
L'ultimo giornale, di Davide Livingstone; Ismailia (Gondokoro), di Sir Samuele White Baker;
Viaggio al Monbuttu, di Giovanni Miani;
Nel centro dell' Africa, di Giorgio Schweinfurth.

Text in Italian.

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Heavy wear to covers, a few marginal notes, else a very good, solid copy. 60.00



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The Great Lone Land : A Tale of Travel and Adventure in the North-West of America.  14th Edition, BUTLER, W. F., Col.
13 BUTLER, W. F., Col. The Great Lone Land : A Tale of Travel and Adventure in the North-West of America. 14th Edition
Burns Oates & Washbourne, 1891, 1891 
BUTLER, W. F., Colonel. The Great Lone Land : A Tale of Travel and Adventure in the North-West of America. With Illustrations and Route Map. London : Sampson Low, Marston & Company, 1891. Fourteenth Edition. Pp. 386, 32 pp. of publications, folding map frontispiece with tissue guard, [6] leaves plates. 8vo, red cloth,with black and gilt illustration to front and spine.

Lieutenant General Sir William Francis Butler GCB, PC (Ire) (b. October 31, 1838, Ballyslatteen, Golden, County Tipperary, Ireland – d. June 7, 1910, Bansha, County Tipperary).

Peel 342: "After participating in the events of 1870 at Red River, the author was sent on a special mission across the prairies to report on the smallpox epidemic. This is one of the travel classics of the West."

An account of the author's overland journey from Lake Superior to the Rocky Mountains, originally published in 1872.

Binding cocked, hinges starting, spine darkened, cloth lightly rubbed, fore-edge of map with some small chips, else very good. 100.00



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14 CALKIN, Hervey C., Hon U.S. Congress. Shall we build our own Ships or purchase them of England
Congressional Globe, Washington, D.C., 1870, 
CALKIN, Hervey C., Hon. Shall we build our own Ships or purchase them of England: Speech of Hon. Hervey C. Calkin, of New York in the House of Representatives, May 18, 1870. (Washington, D.C.) : Congressional Globe Office, 1870. Pp 7. 8vo, wraps. Hervey Chittenden Calkin (b. March 23, 1828, Malden, New York – d. April 20, 1913, the Bronx, New York) politician and an advocate for the creation of a domestic American shipbuilding industry. A speech in support of a bill (H.R. No. 1889) designed to revive the foundering shipbuilding and operating industries in the United States. The Member appeals to his colleagues, particularly those from the West, to support measures designed to protect these interests. Very good. NOTE: Less shipping for this slim item. 65.00

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Lyrics on Freedom, Love and Death. By the late George Frederick Cameron. Edited by his brother Charles J. Cameron.  First Edition., CAMERON, George Frederick.
15 CAMERON, George Frederick. Lyrics on Freedom, Love and Death. By the late George Frederick Cameron. Edited by his brother Charles J. Cameron. First Edition.
Lewis W. Shannon / Alexander Moore, Kingston / Boston , 1887, 1887 
CAMERON, George Frederick. Lyrics on Freedom, Love and Death. By the late George Frederick Cameron. Edited by his brother Charles J. Cameron. Kingston : Lewis W. Shannon / Boston : Alexander Moore, 1887. First Edition. "Printed at the Daily News Office, Kingston." Pp (20),[1]-295,(1). 8vo, green pressed cloth, bevelled edges, gilt lettering to spine, top edge gilt.

Watters p. 32, Rhodenizer p. 883.

George Frederick Cameron (b. September 24, 1854, New Glasgow, Pictou County Nova Scotia - d. September 17, 1885, Kingston, Ontario) a Canadian poet, lawyer, and journalist.

"In accordance with the last wishes of the author, the first portion of his manuscript is here submitted to vour judgment. This volume represents about one fourth of his life work. If it is well received, the rest will follow in due course. This is a Canadian contribution to our common literature, and I hope that it may be thought by the old world a worthy interpreter of our younger and broader national life." - from the preface.

Arranged in the following sections :

Lyrics of Freedom (pp 3-60).
I. Cuba.
II. Russia.
III. France.
IV. Columbia.
V. Erin.

Lyrics of Love (pp 61-136).
Adelphi (pp 137-146).
Lyrics in Pleasant Places and Other Places (pp 147-223)
Ysolte (pp 225-248). Lyrics on Death (pp 249-274).
Sacred (pp 275-278).

His Last Lyrics (pp 280-294).
L'Envoi – To the Poets of the Past and Future.

The poems include:
"My Political Faith",
" Justice",
"Columbia vs. Freedom",
"Nay, Strike Again",
"The Cuban Dead",
"Alexis Romanoff ",
"Columbia - Russia !",
"The Czar",
"To The Czar",
"Bunker Hill",
"Amoris Finis",
"The Beacon Hill Coquette",
"Aperotos",
"Lurline",
"Cursed be the Bigotry",
"The Mayflower",
"Edgar Allen Poe",
"Quid Refert?",
"McDonald Clarke",
"Three Sonnets: On Leaving Nova Scotia, 1874" (pp.172-174),
"To John Rhode. A Postal",
"Tybee" [Tybee Island, Georgia],
"The 'Week' vs. Wendell Phillip",
"To Wendell Phillips",
"The Poet's Reason",
"Bunker Hill, 1885",
"To John Carruthers, Esq., Glenvale",
"Lord Byron"
and many more.

George Frederick Cameron [1854-1885] was born in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, September 24th, 1854, and moved with his family to Boston in the spring of 1869. He entered the Boston University of Law in 1872, worked as a lawyer in Boston until 1882, when he entered Queen's University and was the prize poet in 1883. In March 1883, he became Editor of the Kingston News. He died of heart disease on the 17th of September, 1885.

Lightly rubbed, a little wear to spine ends and corners, penned name, else very good in a solid original binding.. 150.00


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Une Seconde Acadie : L'Ile Saint-Jean - Ile du Prince-Edouard sous le Régime Français. First Edition, Signed, CASGRAIN, H.R.
16 CASGRAIN, H.R. Une Seconde Acadie : L'Ile Saint-Jean - Ile du Prince-Edouard sous le Régime Français. First Edition, Signed
Imprimerie de L.-J. Demers & Frère, Québec , 1894, 1894 
CASGRAIN, l'Abbé H.R. Une Seconde Acadie : L'Ile Saint-Jean - Ile du Prince-Edouard sous le Régime Français. Québec : Imprimerie de L.J. Demers & Frère, 1894. First Edition. Pp (8),[7]-419,(1). Maps, tables in the text. 8vo, rebound in modern red library cloth, gilt lettering to spine.

Henri-Raymond Casgrain, R.S.C. (b. December 16, 1831, Rivière-Ouelle, Lower Canada – d. February 11, 1904, Quebec City, Québec).

Strangley, not seen in Maillet, Bibliographie des publications de l'Acadie des provinces maritimes: livres et brochures, 1609-1995.

Ex-library, else very good, in stout buckram. Signed, with inscription, dated "ce 21 Août 1896" by Casgrain. 140.00


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The Ministry of Life, CHARLESWORTH, Maria Louisa
17 CHARLESWORTH, Maria Louisa The Ministry of Life
Carlton & Porter, New York, 1865, 1865 
CHARLECHARLESWORTH, Maria Louisa. The Ministry of Life. New York : Carlton & Porter, n.d. [ca 1865]. Pp (4),[5]-465,(1),(8, publisher ads),(2). Illustrated with frontispiece and four plates. 8vo (122 x 180 mm), red pressed cloth, gilt lettering to spine.

Maria Louisa Charlesworth (b. October 1, 1819, Blakenham Parva, Suffolk - d. October 16, 1819, Nutfield, Surrey) was an English author of religious books.

1. The Orphan in her New Home.
2. Antonia and her Studies.
3. Development of Antonia's Character.
4. Leonore, Bill Briggen, and the old Beechtree.
5. Anastasu, a New Pastor, and a Lost Opportunity.
6. Harry North.
7. Taking up the Cross.
8. Antonia a Ministering Angel.
9. The old Moated Grange.
10. Laura.
11. Clara's first Lesson of Charity.
12. Miss Keymer's Farewell — A Faithful Reprover.
13. The new Alpine Pastor.
14. Anastasia's School and one of its Scholars.
15. A Memorable Sabbath.
16. Laura's Work.
17. The Desolate Lady.
18. Joyful News — Lauka's confession.
19. Jane Trevenon.
20. Jane in London.
21. Captain North — Ottaway — Miss Keymer.
22. The Alpine Pastor — Betty Briggen.
23. Life in a Village Parsonage.
24. A Happy Family.
25. Marian's Birthday — The Village School.
26. The Village Fete.
27. The Alpine Pastor's Bride.

Wear to spine ends, rubbed, spine darkened, tear to front free endpaper at gutter, foxing throughout, elsae very good. 45.00


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Complete Works of Stephen Charnock, B.D., With Introduction by the Rev. James McCosh. In Five Volumes, CHARNOCK, Stephen. McCOSH, James.
18 CHARNOCK, Stephen. McCOSH, James. Complete Works of Stephen Charnock, B.D., With Introduction by the Rev. James McCosh. In Five Volumes
James Nichol / James Nisbet and Co. / W. Robertson, Edinburgh / London / Dublin, 1864, 1864 
CHARNOCK, Stephen. The Complete Works of Stephen C harnock, B.D., With Introduction by the Rev. James McCosh. [In Five Volumes]. Edinburgh : James Nichol / London : James Nisbet and Co. / Dublin : W. Robertson, 1864-1866. Pp 536; 544; 534; 598; 593. Index. 8vo, blindstamped purple cloth, gilt lettering to spine, all edges dyed red.

Nichol's Series of Standard Divines, Puritan Period.

Stephen Charnock (1628–1680), Puritan divine, was an English Puritan Presbyterian clergyman born at the St Katherine Cree parish of London.

Contents :

Vol. 1. Divine providence. Existence of God. Practical atheism. God's being a spirit. Spiritual Worship. Eternity of God. Immutability of God. God's omnipresence. God's knowledge.

Vol. 2. Wisdom of God. Power of God. Holiness of God. Goodness of God. God's dominion. God's patience.

Vol. 3. Necessity of regeneration. Nature of regeneration. Efficient of regeneration. The Word, the instrument of regeneration. God's being the author of reconciliation. Cleansing virtue of Christ's blood.

Vol. 4. Knowledge of God. Knowledge of sin. Misery of unbelievers. Shewing who are unbelievers. The end of the Lord's Supper. Subjects of the Lord's Supper. Unworthy receiving of the Lord's Supper. Self-examination. Knowledge of Christ crucified. Christ our Passover. Voluntariness of Christ's death. Acceptableness of Christ's death. Obedience.

Vol. 5. Necessity of Christ's death. Necessity of Christ's exaltation. Christ's intercession. The object of faith. Afflictions. The removal of the Gospel. Mercy received. Mortification. Proving weak grace victorious. The sinfulness and cure of thoughts. The Church's stability. The fifth of November. Delight in prayer. Mourning for other men's sins. The comfort of child-bearing women. The sins of the regenerate. The pardon of sin. Man's enmity to God. The chief sinners objects of the choicest mercy.

ADDITIONAL SHIPPING CHARGES WILL BE REQUIRED DUE TO ITS WEIGHT. Gutters of Vol. I strengthened with cloth tape, some foxing, some soiling to endpapers, spines sunned to bo spine ends and corners, else very good in original binding. The 5-volume set for 300.00



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19 CLARK, Susie C. The Round Trip from the Hub to the Golden Gate.. First Ediition
Lee and Shepard Publishers / Charles T. Dillingham, Boston / New York , 1890, 1890 
CLARK, Susie C. The Round Trip from the Hub to the Golden Gate. Boston : Lee and Shepard Publishers / New York : Charles T. Dillingham, MDCCCXC [1890]. First Edition. Pp (6),[5]-193,(3, travel ads),(2). 8vo, brown cloth, gilt lettering to front board & spine.

Susie Champney Clark (b. 1856).

Contents :
1. Departure.
2. Through Canada to Chicago.
3. Across the Plains to Santa Fe.
4. Over the Desert to Paradise.
5. Pasadena.
6. Pasadena – Its Environs.
7. Los Angeles – Santa Monica.
8. Santa Barbara.
9. Riverside.
10. San Diego.
11. En Route.
12. San Francisco.
13. Oakland.
14. The Rainy Season.
15. Sonoma County.
16.The Lick Observatory.
17. Santa Cruz – Monterey.
18. To the Yo Semite.
19. In the Valley.
20. Homeward Bound.
21. Salt Lake City.
22. The Scenic Route.
23. How We Spent Memorial Day.
24. The Home Stretch.

Covers spotted/stained (especially top spine), contemporary gift inscription, else very good. 25.00


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20 COLUMBUS, Christopher). HALE, Edward Everett Life of Christopher Columbus from his own letters and journals and other documents of his time
G.L. Howe, Chicago, 1891, 
(COLUMBUS, Christopher). HALE, Edward Everett. The Life of Christopher Columbus from his own letters and journals and other documents of his time. Chicago : G.L. Howe & Co., 1891. Pp 320. Illustrated. 8vo, purple pressed cloth. Some wear to covers, hinges cracked, else very good - on "cheap" paper. 20.00

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