John W. Doull, Bookseller, Inc.

Quick Search

Author/Illustrator
Title
Words appearing in our descriptions
Keyword(s)
 
 
 
 

Search

Click on Title to view full description

 
1 A Lady Home in the South, or, Two Year's at Uncle Warren's
American Reform Tract and Book Society, Cincinnati, 1857, 
A Lady. A Home in the South, or, Two Year's at Uncle Warren's . Cincinnati,OH: American Reform Tract and Book Society, (1857). Pp. (2),[i]-vi,[7]-134 ,(4), frontis., + 1 plate. Includes textual illustrations. 12mo, red pressed cloth with gilt decoration and lettering to spine. An abolitionist tract released prior to the outbreak of the Civil War, directed more towards juvenile readers, but with a constant message that could have been followed by all, exhibiting the sinfulness of slaveholding in general, promoting the cause through reason and reflection and the brutalizing effects that the practice of slavery has on societies where it had been implemented, rather thanthe gory, harrowing details of any individual case. Boards rubbed with a c ouple of small dampstains, spine ends worn, occasional marginal smudging and foxing with sparse pencilling, contemporary gift inscription to ffep, else vg. 200.00

Price: 200.00 CDN
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
2 ABERT, James W., Lieut. GALVIN, John (edited by) Through the Country of the Comanche Indians in the Fall of the Year 1845. ltd ed repr in blank dj.
John Howell, San Francisco, CA, 1970, 
ABERT, James W., Lieut. Through the Country of the Comanche Indians in the Fall of the Year 1845 : The Journal of a U.S. Army Expedition led by Lieutenant James W. Abert of the Topographical Engineers, Artist Extraordinary whose paintings of Indians and Their Wild West illustrate this book ; edited by John Galvin. (San Francisco, CA): John Howell Books, 1970. Pp. 77, colour frontis., + 2 folding maps and 21 p. of colour plates. Illustrated. 4to, cream cloth with gilt lettering to front and spine. Limited to 5000 copies.The journal of a U.S. Army exploratory expedition through Comanche territo ry (Mexico and the fringes of American territory) in the middle of the nineteenth century. Vg in chipped, spine sunned and dampspotted blank white dj.50.00

Price: 50.00 CDN
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
3 Account Book - Nova Scotia - 19th C Account of William John Scott's Estate [illegible] as Administrator and monies reco'd and paid by [illegible] Executor.
1872, 
(Account Book). Account of William John Scott's Estate [illegible] as Administrator and monies reco'd and paid by [illegible] Executor. A 42 page lined account book. 8vo, black cloth spine, brown pressed limp leather boards. Includes entries dating from April 3rd, 1872 to 1875. Probably William JohnScott (born about 1824 in East Gore, Nova Scotia; died March 22, 1872, in Elmsdale, Nova Scotia), owner and operator of the main store of Elmsdale. Worn and wrinkled, inner hinges cracked, lacking front free endpaper, soiling to gutters, filled out in pen and pencil, else good. 40.00

Price: 40.00 CDN
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
4 AGASSIZ, Louis and Augustus A. GOULD GOULD, Augustus A. Principles of Zoology : Touching the Structure, Development, Distribution and Natural Arrangement of the Races of Animals, Living and Extinct : Part I: Comparative Physiology
Gould, Kendall and Lincoln, Boston, 1848, 
AGASSIZ, Louis and Augustus A. GOULD. Principles of Zoology : Touching the Structure, Development, Distribution and Natural Arrangement of the Races of Animals, Living and Extinct : Part I: Comparative Physiology. With numerous illustrations. For the use of schools and colleges. Boston: Gould, Kendall and Lincoln, 38 Washington Street, 1848. Pp. (6),[i]-xix,(1),[1]-216,(18) of ads at rear, frontis. Illustrated with several dozen figures to text. 8vo, pressed green cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Contents: 1. The Sphere and Fundamental Principles of Zoology; 2. General Properties of Organized Bodies; 3. Functions and Organs of Animal Life; 4. On Intelligence and Instinct; 5. Of Motion; 6. Of Nutrition; 7. Of the Blood and Circulation; 8.Of Respiration; 9. Of the Secretions; 10. Embryology; 11. Peculiar Modes o f Reporduction; 12. Metamorphoses of Animals; 13. Geographical Distributionof Animals; 14. Geological Succession of Animals, or, their Distribution i n Time. Some damp soiling to boards, spine browned, occasional light foxing, pouch at rear, else vg. 175.00

Price: 175.00 CDN
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
5 AIKIN, John England Described
Baldwin, Cradock & Joy, London, 0, 
AIKIN, John. England Described : Being a Concise Delineation of Every County in England and Eales, with an Account of Its Most Important Products; Notice of the Principal Seats; and a View of Transactions, Civil and Military,&c. [L.: Baldwin, Cradock & Joy, ca. 1810s.]. Pp. 499. Lacking map. 8vo, c alf, with red title block and gilt lettering to spine. Both boards missing,title page and map missing, spine nicked. As is. 50.00

Price: 50.00 CDN
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
6 AITKEN, Alex. Sarah Ballenden. First Edition, paperback, signed.
Artful Codger Press, Kingston, 2003, ISBN:096828258x 
AITKEN, Alex. Sarah Ballenden. A novel. Kingston, Ontario, Canada : The Artful Codger Press, (2003). First Printing. Pp. (5),6-239,(1). 8vo, art-illustrated cream card covers wtih green lettering to front cover, green and black lettering to spine. A novel by the Scottish-born, Ontario-residing author and historian. "No one could deny that Sarah Ballenden was beautiful. Northat she was elegant and charming. And as the wife of Chief Factor John Ba llenden, she was at the very pinnacle of society in the Hudson's Bay Company. She was the chatelaine, the mistress of the officers' mess at Upper FortGarry in Rupert's Land in the mid-19th Century. And she was native-born. B ut to some of the European ladies at the post it was an intolerable situation that couldn't be allowed to continue. SHe would have to be brought down.And when Sarah Ballenden became all too familiar with the handsome Irish C aptain of Militia, the ladies saw their opportunity." - from rear. Very good. Signed with inscription (though the name to whom it was inscribed has been whited-out) by Aitken on the title page. 15.00

Price: 15.00 CDN
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
7 ALBION, Robert Greenhalgh Square-Riggers on Schedule: The New York Sailing Packets to England, France, and the Cotton Ports. 1st no dj.
Princeton University Press, Princeton , 1938, 
ALBION, Robert Greenhalgh. Square-Riggers on Schedule : The New York Sailing Packets to England, France, and the Cotton Ports. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1938. Pp (6),vii-xii,(2),[1]-371, frontispiece + 12 pp plates. 8vo, black cloth. Albion's classic "systematic history" of the Americansailing packet lines on the North Atlantic and coastwise to the cotton por ts, scrupulously detailed and with splendidly informative appendixes. Chapters : 1. Background for the Black Ball; 2. The Atlantic Shuttle; 3. Enslaving the Cotton Ports; 4. Tough Ships; 5. Counting House Control; 6. Tough Men; 7. "Thirty-Six Days from Liverpool"; 8. Misadventures; 9. "Thirty Guineas, Wines Included"; 10. Canvas Versus Steam. Appendices : 1. Growth of New York Packet Service; 2. Individual Packet Records, 1818-1858; 3. IndividualPacket Records - Later Ships; 4. Individual Packets, Further Details, New Tonnage, Draft, etc ; 5. Ex-Packets in Whaling Service; 6. Major and Minor Packet Lines; 7. Packet Freight Rates, 1836; 8. Packet Cargoes - New York to Liverpool, 1818-1819, 1835; 9. Coastal Packet Cargoes - Northbound, 1835;10. Packet Ownership - Proportional Shares; 11. Length of Packet Passages to New York - General Averages; 12. Westbound Ocean Passages - Length Distribution; 13. Westbound Ocean Passages - Length Distribution, Individual Ships; 14. Black Ball Passages, 1818-1827; Eastbound and Monthly Averages; 15.Northbound Coastal Passages - Length Distribution; 16. Northbound Coastal Passages - Monthly Averages; 17. Packet Builders and Places of Building; 18. Packe Crew Listst; 19. Packet Crew Casualties; 20. Packet Captains - Biographical Notes. With bibliography and index. With bibliography and index. Very nice clean, tight copy. 200.00

Price: 200.00 CDN
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
8 ALEXANDER, Bruce K. Globalisation of Addiction : A Study in Poverty of the Spirit. First Edition in dustjacket.
Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2008, ISBN:9780199230129 
ALEXANDER, Bruce K. The Globalisation of Addiction : A Study in Poverty of the Spirit. Oxford: Oxford University Press, (2008). First Printing. Pp. (12),[1]-470,(6), + 2 p. of colour plates. 8vo, black cloth with silver lettering to spine. The author is affiliated with the Department of Psychology at Simon Fraser University. "Scientific medicine has failed to bring addiction under control. There are no reliable methods to cure it, prevent it, or take the pain out of it. There is no durable consensus on what addiction is, what causes it, or what should be done about it. Meanwhile, it continues to increase around the world. This book argues that the cause of this failure to control addiction is that the conventional wisdom of the 19th and 20th centuries focused too single-mindedly on the afflicted individual addict.Although addiction obviously manifests itself in individual cases, its pre valence differs dramatically between societies. [...] This book shows that the social circumstances that spread addiction in a conquered tribe or a failing civilisation are also built into today's globalising free-market society. [...] The book [also] argues that the most effective response to a growing addiction problem is a social and poltiical one, rather than an individual one. Such a solution would not put the doctors, psychologists, social workers, politicians, and priests, who have served with such dedication, out of work, but it would incorporate their practices in a larger social preoject. The project is to reshape society with enough forces and imagination to enable people to find social integration and meaning in everyday life." - from the dustjacket. Very good in crisp dustjacket. 75.00

Price: 75.00 CDN
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
9 ALMEDINGEN, E.M Emperor Alexander I. uncorrected proof.
Vanguard Press, 1964, 
ALMEDINGEN, E.M. The Emperor Alexander I. (NY: Vanguard Press), [ca. 1964]. Uncorrected proof. Pp 253. 8vo, blue wraps, paper label to front. Rubbed and lightly soiled, one leaf loosening, else vg. 40.00

Price: 40.00 CDN
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
European Life, Legend & Landscape , An Artist
10 An Artist European Life, Legend & Landscape
James Challen & Son, 1859, 
An Artist. European Life, Legend & Landscape. Philadelphia: James Challen & Son, 1859. Pp. 154, [8] pp. ads, vignette to half-title. 8vo, brown pressed cloth, elaborate decoration and lettering in gilt to front, with plain decoration to rear, gilt decoration to spine. Front hinge starting, some dampstaining to fore-edge of first few leaves, occasional light foxing, spine faded, boards sunned along edges, spine ends worn and slightly frayed, small black smudge to rear board, corners bumped, previous owner's name inked to ffep, else vg. 65.00

Price: 65.00 CDN
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
11 Anonymous) Know Nothing.(?)
John J. Jewett & Company, 1855, 
Anonymous). Know Nothing.(?). Boston: John J. Jewett & Company, 1855. Pp. 347 followed by 12 pp. of ads. 8vo, pressed brown cloth with gilt decoration to spine. A novel set in the mid 19th century in the US during the Know Nothing political movement. Cocked, boards and top edge dampstained, extremeties worn, hinges starting, previous owner's name pencilled to front and rear eps, else good. 35.00

Price: 35.00 CDN
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
12 Anonymous). Adventures of a Gold-Finder. Written by Himself. Volume I only
Henry Colburn Publisher, London , 1850, 
(Anonymous). Adventures of a Gold-Finder. Written by Himself. In Three Volumes. Vol. I. London : Henry Colburn Publisher, 1850. Pp (4),[1]-300,(4,ads). 8vo, black cloth spine, brown paper covered boards, printed white paper label to spine. A Victorian novel. Very worn covers, corners bumped, spine label worn and chipped, hinges and internal sections cracked, leaves smudgedand foxed, names, pencilled notes at rear, overall a good, reading copy on ly. Very scarce. As is. Volume I only. 150.00

Price: 150.00 CDN
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
13 ANSEL, William D. Whaleboat : A Study of Design, Construction and Use from 1850 to 1970. First Edition, Paperback
Mystic Seaport Museum, Mystic, CT , 1978, ISBN:0913372404 
ANSEL, William D. The Whaleboat : A Study of Design, Construction and Use from 1850 to 1970. (Mystic, CT : Mystic Seaport Museum, 1978). First Edition. Pp [i]-v,(1),1-147,(3). Illustrated. Index. Double Column. Oblong 8vo, illustrated blue card covers, white lettering to front. Forster, The South Sea Whaler : An Annotated Bibliography 159. Contents : Introduction. 1. Development of the Whaleboat to 1870. 2. Performance and Use. 3. Lines of the Whaleboat. 4. Hull Structure. 5. Fittings and Equipment. 6. Sailing Rigs. 7. Whaleboat Production. 8. Building Methods. 9. Painting, Repairs, and Maintenance of Whaleboats. 10. The Whaleboat and Related Types. Appendices : A. Sailing Plans and Rigs. B. Notes, Lines, and Construction Drawings of Whaleboats. Spine and top corner sunned to white, small stain to bottom margin ofpp. v and vi, top corner of title-page clipped, else very good. 35.00

Price: 35.00 CDN
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
14 ARNELL, J.C. Sailing in Bermuda : Sail Racing in the Nineteenth Century. First Editionin dustjacket, Signed
Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club, Hamilton, Bermuda, 1982, 
ARNELL, J.C. Sailing in Bermuda : Sail Racing in the Nineteenth Century. Hamilton, Bermuda : Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club, (1982). First Edition. "This book was designed by Laurie Lewis and was printed by the Universityof Toronto Press." Pp (6),[vii]-xiv,[1]-255,(3) + colour frontispiece. Ill ustrated. 8vo, red cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Hallett, Bermuda in Print : A Guide to the Printed Literature on Bermuda, 2nd ed., p. 14. "This history of sail racing in Bermuda has been published by the Royal Hamilton Aamteur Dinghy Club to mark its centennial in 1982. From the origins of competitive sailing, when the Bermuda Gazette of 18 May 1793 reported that 'Upon the whole every person of judgment must allow that the people of Bermuda are wonderfully dextrous in the art of boat sailing,' it describes aspects ofsailing which are unique to this small island. The book chronicles the eve nts and proceedings of sail racing in the nineteenth century and tells of the development of the 'Bermuda Rig', which has been proven to be the most efficient rig for windward sailing in the history of naval architecture. Sixappendices list information on every named sloop, dinghy, and skiff which will be valuable to other researchers in maritime history." - front dj flap. Chapters : 1. The Origins of Competitive Sailing; 2. The First Yacht Clubs; 3. Early Club Activities; 4. Other Competitive Sailing; 5. The Start of Dingy Racing; 6. The Royal Bermuda Yacht Club Challenge Cups; 7. Dingey Racing Comes of Age; 8. The Fitting of Boats; 9. Handicapping; 10. The Fittingof Dingeys; 11. Epilogue. Appendices : A. Major Cup Winners; B. Bermudian Sloops (pp.155-190); C. Bermuda Dinghies (pp.191-231); D. Decked Dinghies; E. Two-Masted Skiffs (12- 20' keel); F. Royal Bermuda Yacht Club yacht measurements as measured by Ambrose Gosling in 1894-97. With index. Very good in dustjacket. Gift inscriptiion from Celia and Jack Arnell on the flyleaf. Signed by Jack Arnell on the title page. 45.00

Price: 45.00 CDN
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
15 ARNOLD, Matthew JAMES, Gilbert. Poems. 1905.
1905, 
ARNOLD, Matthew. Poems. With Twelve Photogravures after Gilbert James. L: George Routledge & Sons, Ltd., 1905. Pp 148, [12] leaves plates. 8vo, brown cloth, gilt to front and spine. One Plate loose, slightly rubbed, bookplate, else vg. 40.00

Price: 40.00 CDN
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
16 ARON, Jean-Paul Cahiers des Annales 25 Essai sur la sensibilité alimentaire à Paris au 19e siècle. signed
Librairie Armand Colin, Paris, 1967, 
ARON, Jean-Paul. Essai sur la sensibilité alimentaire à Paris au 19e siècle. Paris : Librairie Armand Colin, 1967. Pp 124 + 21 Tables. 8vo, wrappers. Half-inch tear to top spine, else very good. Presentation inscription from the author. 40.00

Price: 40.00 CDN
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
17 Art Gallery of Ontario) GIBSON, Pamela WISTOW, David Canadians in Paris 1867-1914 : An Educational Exhibition Using the Gallery's Collection and Long Term Loans
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, 1979, ISBN:0919876498 
(Art Gallery of Ontario). Canadians in Paris 1867-1914 : An Educational Exhibition Using the Gallery's Collection and Long Term Loans. (Toronto : Art Gallery of Ontario, 1979). Pp (1),2-48. Illustrated. 4to, illustrated tan stapled card covers, lettered in red. An exhibition helld at the Art Galleryof Ontario, March 3 to April 15, 1979. Contents : Introduction (by Pamela Gibson); 19th Centuiy Paris and the Canadian Artist : An Essay by David Wistow; Selected Bibliography; Catalogue of the Exhibition; Appendix : Canadian Artists in Paris during the 1867 — 1914 period, the Salons in which they exhibited and the dates. Tear to foot of spine, else very good. 15.00

Price: 15.00 CDN
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
Modern Street Ballads , ASHTON, John
18 ASHTON, John Modern Street Ballads
Chatto & Windus, 1888, 
ASHTON, John. Modern Street Ballads. With Fifty-Six Illustrations. L Chatto & Windus, 1888. Pp 405. 8vo, blue patterned cloth, gilt dec. to front and spine. Rear inner hinge cracked, slightly cocked, rubbed with slight wear to extremities, top edge dusty, owner's signature, else vg. 60.00

Price: 60.00 CDN
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
19 ASHTON, John Searching for Raymond-Ville : Pioneer French Settlement in Nova Scotia. First Edition., Signed
Eureka, 2004, ISBN:9780968794505 
ASHTON, John. Searching for Raymond-Ville : Pioneer French Settlement in Nova Scotia. (Eureka, Pictou Co., Nova Scotia : Ashton Creative Desigh, 2004). First Edition. "Printing - Pictou Advocate, Pictou, N.S." . Pp. i-viii,1-160. Illustrated 8vo, illustrated card covers, no lettering to spine. "Raymond-Ville was a short lived late 19th century settlement of French immigrants who left their home as a result of the Franco-Prussian War. They locatedin the south boundary area of Pictou County, Nova Scotia, between the comm unities of Lorne and Trafalgar. The memory of these settlers is kept alive through documents and artifacts collected by Pictonian John Ashton. He invites you to learn more about their experience as representatives of Nova Scotia's rich cultural mosaic." - Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library. Underlining to 8 pages, a few small stains, else very good. Signed, with inscription, by Ashton. 12.00

Price: 12.00 CDN
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
20 ATTLEE, Clement) Acadiensis 13:2 NEARY, Peter MURPHY, Terrence Clement Attlee's Visit to Newfoundland. A document/article in Acadiensis : Journal of the History of the Atlantic Region, Vol.13, No.2.
1984, 
(ATTLEE, Clement). NEARY, Peter. "Clement Attlee's Visit to Newfoundland, September 1942." A document/article in Acadiensis : Journal of the History of the Atlantic Region, Vol.13, No.2. Spring/Printemps 1984. Pp 101-109. Charles Allain, et. al.'s review article "David Alexander's Vision of Canada" (pp.115-121). Also MUN scholar Terrence Murphy's "The Emergence of MaritimeCatholicism, 1781-1830" (pp.29-49). Also: W.D. Hamilton's "Indian Lands in New Brunswick: The Case of the Little South West Reserve" (pp.3-28); Terre nce Murphy's "The Emergence of Maritime Catholicism, 1781-1830" (pp.29-49, much on James Jones, Edmund Burke, Angus MacEachern, &c); M. Brook Taylor's"Thomas Chandler Haliburton as a Historian" (pp.50-68); Dean Jobb's "The P olitics of the New Brunswick and Prince Edward Railway, 1872-1886" (pp.69-90); Nanciellen Davis' research note "'Patriarchy from the Grave': Family Relations in 19th Century New Brunswick Wills"; and A.J.B. Johnston's brief communication "Commemorating Louisbourg, c.1767". Very good. 10.00

Price: 10.00 CDN
Add to Shopping Cart
 
  1  2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  NEXT >   Skip 10 >>


Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to info@doullbooks.com
Copyright©2017. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by ChrisLands.com

 

 

cookie