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1 ABDESSEMED, Adel) MICHAUD, Philippe-Alain Adel Abdessemed : Je suis innocent
Steidl / Centre Pompidou, Gottingen, Germany / Paris, 2012, ISBN:9783869305417 
(ABDESSEMED, Adel). Adel Abdessemed : Je suis innocent. Organized by Philippe-Alain Michaud. Published on the occasion of the exhibition presented at the Centre Pompidou, Galerie Sud, from October 3, 2012 to January 7, 2013. from October 3, 2012 to January 7, 2013. (Gottingen, Germany) : Steidl / (Paris) : Centre Pompidou, (2012). First Edition. Pp (6),7-247,(1). Illustrated. 4to, illustrated white paper covered boards, black lettering to front board and spine. Adel Abdessemed, (born 1971 in Constantine, Algeria) is a conceptual artist who lives and works in Paris, France. Contents : Alfred Vacquement's "Foreword"; Works in the Exhibition; List of Works in the Exhibition; Philippe-Aiam Michaud's "Reality"; Emmanuel Alloa's " Portrait of theArtist as a Pagan"; Hanm's "To Live Dangerously"; 'Pamela M. Lee's "Animal Feeling"; Tom McDonough's "Zero Tolerance"; Patricia Falguieres's "State o f Exception"; Selected Solo and Group Exhibitions; Selected Bibliography. ADDITIONAL SHIPPING CHARGES WILL BE REQUIRED TO ORDERS OUTSIDE CANADA DUE TOITS WEIGHT. Very good. 35.00

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2 Africa) Pictorial Africa : Its Heroes, Missionaries, and Martyrs : Stirring Narratives of their Perils, Adventures, and Achievements : Together with a Full and Descriptive Account of the Peoples, Deserts, Forests, Rivers, Lakes and Mountains of the "Dark Continen
James Sangster and Co., London, 1890, 
(Africa). Pictorial Africa : Its Heroes, Missionaries, and Martyrs : Stirring Narratives of their Perils, Adventures, and Achievements : Together witha Full and Descriptive Account of the Peoples, Deserts, Forests, Rivers, L akes and Mountains of the "Dark Continent." London : James Sangster and Co., n.d. [1890?]. Pp (6),[5]-396, frontispiece. Numerous wood engravings in text (some full-page). Large 8vo, lavender cloth, front board and spine illustrated and lettered in gilt, black and red. Contents : Introduction. 1. Adventures of James Bruce—Adventures of Mungo Park—The Niger Expedition, and its Failure. 2. Samuel Crowther, the Negro Missionary—Captain Burton's Criticisms—Speke and the Victoria Nyanza—Sir Roderick Murchison-Baker and the Albert Nyanza. 3. Great Revival of Religion—Missions Resulting from it—The Remarkable Career of James Wilson-The "Duff"—Martyn, Morrison, Patteson, Heber, Williams, Smith, and Moffat. 4. David Livmgstone—His Birth—Hardships ofhis Career—Resolves to be a Missionary—Goes to Ongar—Arrives at the Cape—H istory of the Country and its Inhabitants. 5. Adventure with a Lion—Missionary Wanderings— The Bakwains — Sechele — Description of the Country—The Boers. 6. Missionary Work—Relics of Animal Worship—Removal to Chonuane—Baptismof Sechele—Ravages of the Tsetse—A Pleasant River Trip—Discovery of Lake N gami. 7. Livingstone and the Great Chief Sebituane - He Mourns his Death - Discovery of th Zambesi in Mid-Africa - The Suppression of Slavery—Return to the Cape. 8. Journey of Exploration— Kuruman—Sechele—Sekeletu—Flora and Fauna—Life amongst the Natives—Female Chieftains Interviewed—A faint Tradition of the Deluge. 9. Journeyings continued—At Shinte's Village — Native Smiths—Bechuana Vocabulary - Difficulties in the Way—The Ocean Reached—What they said in England. 10. At Loanda— Monteiro's Description of the West Coast—The Journey back—Arrival at Linyanti—Results of the Journey. 11. Moffat inwSearch of Livingstone—Affecting Meeting with a Dropsical King—Brave and H onourable Conduct of Natives—Stores for Livingstone safely deposited. 12. Off to the East Coast - The Victoria Falls - Threatening Attitude of Natives- Sekwebu's Suicide—The Gospel of Commerce. 13. The Return of Livingstone— His Reception in London, Manchester, and other Centres - Prospects of Mission Work. 14. A Great Farewell Meeting—Setting out again for Africa—A DeadlyRegion—Hippopotami Hunters—A Climb over Burning Rocks. 15. Up the Shire - Animal Life on the River—Discuvery of the Lakes Shirwa and Nyassa - The Brewing of African Beer—Funerals and Wedding Processions. 16. At t the Victoria Falls—A Royal Leper—Natives Discuss the Resurrection—Narrow Escape from aTerrible Whirlpool—Livingstone Lost by his Party—A Storm on Lake Nyassa. 1 7. The Return of the Wanderer—Publication of the "Zambesi and its Tributaries - Setting out to Africa for the Last Time. 18. Henry Stanley's Early History - The "New York Herald" Expedition—Its Equipment at Zanzibar - A Marchto the Land of the Moon. 19. Stanley describes Livingstone — They Feast to gether — Stanley's Return — Lieutenant Cameron's Travels and Adventures. 20. Death of Livingstone—Arrival of the Body at Southampton—Impressive Reception - Funeral at Westminster Abbey, 21. Emin Pasha.—The Relief Expedition—Privations and Sufferings on the March—Meeting with Emin—Stanley's Return for the Rearguard—Homeward March—Accident to Emin - Stanley's Safe Arrival atZanzibar—Telegram from the Queen. 22. Gordon and Emin Pasha—Gordon's Early Career—He goes to the Crimea—Chinese Gordon—In the Soudan—The Two Heroes—G ordon's Death. Cloth rubbed and edgeworn, title page detaching, with two first prize for attendance bookplates dated 1891, else good. 50.00

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3 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

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4 AKBALYAN, Ye. R. (compiler) Practical Dictionary of Siberia and the North, with CD-ROM
European Publications & Severnye Prostory,, Moscow, 1948, ISBN:5987970024 
AKBALYAN, Ye. R. (compiler). Practical Dictionary of Siberia and the North.Pp (8),[7]-1101,(3). Illustrated. Maps. Triple Column. 4to, grey imitation animal skin binding, with convex medallion and incised animals to front bo ard, and gilt letering on black label to spine. "Practical Dictionary of Siberia and the North" is the first universal edition in the history of worldbook publishing which embraces history, nature, geography, economy of the Russian North and its peoples, and ethnographic data on indigenous numerically small ethnic groups. The dictionary contains 500 black-and-white illustrations and three color insets with Northern maps, flora and fauna, and clothing of Northern peoples. Note: CD contains 2,000 more illustrations, photos, and maps, as well as sound tracks with samples of Northern ethnic music. ADDITIONAL SHIPPING CHARGES WILL BE REQUIRED FOR ORDERS OUTSIDE CANADA DUE TO ITS WEIGHT. Very good, with CD-ROM. 125.00

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5 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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6 ALPERS, Antony Dolphins. 3rd in dj.
John Murray, London, 1970, ISBN:0719500265 
ALPERS, Antony. Dolphins . London: John Murray, (1970). Third Impression. Pp. (8),[1]-251,(1), + 16 p. of plates. Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated green cloth boards in like jacket. A survey of the role of dolphins in Greek and Roman culture, the study of their behaviour in the present-day, and their interactions with humans in stories and the fishery business. With appendices. Spot to ffep, top edge spotted, else vg in spine-nicked dj. 18.00

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7 ARCHIBALD, Samuel. WINKLER, Donald, trans. Biblioasis International Translation series. Arvida. Stories. Signed Paperback.
Biblioasis, Windsor, Ontario, 2015, ISBN:9781771960427 
ARCHIBALD, Samuel. Arvida. Stories. Translated from the French by Donald Winkler. Windsor, Ontario : Biblioasis, (2015). Second Printing. Pp. (8),9-213,(3). 8vo, art-illustrated black card covers with grey lettering to front cover and spine. A volume in the Biblioasis International Translation series. General editor: Stephen Henighan. Shortlisted for the 2015 Scotiabank Giller Prize. "Like a Proust-obsessed Cormac McCarthy, Samuel Archibald's portrait of his hometown is filled with innocent children and wild beasts, attempted murder and ritual mutilation, haunted houses and road trips to nowhere, bad men and mysterious women. Gothic, fantastical, and incandescent, filled with stories of everyday wonder and terror, longing and love, 'Arvida'explores the line which separates memory from story, and heralds the arriv al of an important new voice." - from the rear cover. Includes the following stories: "My Father and Proust [Arvida I]", "Antigonish", "Cryptozoology", "In the Midst of the Spiders", "America", "In the Fields of the Lord [Blood Sisters I]", "A Mirror in the Mirror", "The Animal [Blood Sisters II]", "Jigai", "Paris in the Rain [Blood Sisters III]", "The Centre of Leisure and Forgetfulness [Arvida II]", "The Last-Born", "House-Bound", and "Madeleines [Arvida III]". Very good. Signed by the author on the half-title page. 20.00

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8 ARMSTRONG, Tammy Scare in the Crow.
Goose Lane, Fredericton, N.B., 2010, ISBN:9780864926272 
ARMSTRONG, Tammy. The Scare in the Crow. (Fredericton, N.B.) : Goose Lane, (2010). First Printing. Pp [1]-110,(2). 8vo, illustrated pale green card covers. A book of poetry. "The Scare in the Crow races across the back roads like a muscle car making a beer run. Then it pauses, in haunting contemplation of a walk through the woods. Armstrong's poems inhabit the fantasia of this world - in the peculiarities of taxidermy, crowds watching a house wash away in a spring flood, old tombstones cast over a riverbank, or rumours of a sighting of the extinct eastern panther. Gothic shadows of dead friends and strangers inhabit the lost cause of failing farms and industries, eroding communities, children dispersed, the names of distant cousins slippingthrough loose fingers. With blistering wit, Armstrong invites us to laugh at the zaniness of life. From moments of melancholy emerges an unflinching gaze at people who cling to life and livelihood the only way they know how.And always she senses the pulse of the natural world - beautiful, transfor mative, and populated with the perceptions of animal minds." - from the back cover. Tammy Armstrong grew up in the border town of St. Stephen, New Brunswick, and now lives in Fredericton. Very good. 10.00

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9 ARTHUR, Richard Ten Thousand Miles In a Yacht
Richard Arthur, New York, 1906, 
ARTHUR, Richard. Ten Thousand Miles In a Yacht : Round Up the West Indies and Up the Amazon. Introduction by William M. Ivins. New York : Richard Arthur, 42 Broadway, 1906. Pp (8),9-253,(1). IIlustrated. 8vo, green cloth, gilt lettering to front board and spine, top edge gilt. Hallett, Bermuda in Print : A Guide to the Printed Literature on Bermuda, 2nd ed., p. 15. Toy 1021. Contents : Introduction; The Origin of the Voyage; The Tail-end of a Storm; The Bermuda Islands; The Lesser Antilles (Dominica; Martinique - Mont Pelee - The Ruins of St. Pierre; Santa Lucia - The Pitons; Barbados); Down to the Equator; A Month on the Amazon (The Mouth of the Great River; The City of Para; A Thousand Mile Journey Upstream; A City in the Wilderness; The Amazonian Indians; A Hunting Excursion; Plant and Animal Life of the AmazonValley; Turning Homeward; Agriculture on the Amazon; Back to Para; Rubber Gathering ; Good-bye to the Amazon); Death and Suicide in the Menagerie; Along the Coast of South America (A True Fish Story; Trinidad;; Venezuela; Cura9ao); A Record Roll and Others; Jamaica; The Dry Tortugas (A Long Detour for Some Fishing; A Feat in Navigation; A Day's Sport; The Fifty-Pound FishWe Didn't Catch); Havana, Cuba; Nassau, New Providence; Back to "Little Ol d New York". Inkstamp to fore-edge, penned gift inscription, else a nice bright copy. 250.00

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10 ATWOOD, Margaret Year of the Flood : A Novel. First Edition in dustjacket
McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, 2009, ISBN:9780771008443 
ATWOOD, Margaret. The Year of the Flood : A Novel. (Toronto) : McClelland &Stewart, (2009). First Printing. Pp (14),[3]-434,(2). 8vo, grey cloth, red lettering to spine. "Margaret Atwood’s eagerly anticipated new novel is a testament to her remarkable literary mastery and imaginative power. Though set in the undefined near future, the novel reflects a world we very much recognise and poignantly reminds us of our own enduring humanity. The times and species have been changing at a rapid rate, and the social compact is wearing as thin as environmental stability. Adam One, the kindly leader of the God’s Gardeners – a religion devoted to the melding of science and religion, as well as the preservation of all plant and animal life – has long predicted a natural disaster that will alter Earth as we know it. Now it has occurred, obliterating most human life. Two women have survived: Ren, a young trapeze dancer locked away in the high-end sex club where she works, andToby, a God’s Gardener who barricades herself inside a luxurious spa where many of the treatments are edible. Have others survived? Ren’s bio-artist friend Amanda? Zeb, her eco-fighter stepfather? Her onetime lover, Jimmy? Or the murderous Painballers? Not to mention the CorpSeCorps, the shadowy, corrupt policing force of the ruling powers… As Adam One and his followers make their way through a changed world, Ren and Toby will each find their way out, leading to the novel’s unexpected and affecting conclusion. By turnsdark, tender, violent, thoughtful, and uneasily hilarious, The Year of the Flood is Atwood at her most brilliant and inventive." (from the dj). Very good in unclipped dustjacket. 20.00

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11 AUBERTIN, Uncle Roger. Adventures of Tonio the Pony and Buzzy
Pageant Press, Inc., New York , 1966, 
AUBERTIN, “Uncle Roger.” The Adventures of Tonio the Pony and Buzzy. New York : Pageant Press, Inc., (1966). First Edition. Pp (10),1-73,(1), with 45 RPM Record laid in. Illustrated. 4to, red cloth, gilt lettering to spine. The 4 songs on the record are : 1. Lonely Pony Song. 2. Be Kind To Animal Friends. 3. Walk Walk Walking. 4. Sleep Sleep Sleep. Very good in edgeworn dustjacket (with tears to flap creases). With very good record. 30.00

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12 AUSTEN, Peter. Wild, Wild Wets. ill card covers.
Heritage House, 2002, ISBN:1894384407 
AUSTEN, Peter. Wild, Wild Wets : An aquaphiliac at the end of his paddle. (Surrey, B.C.): Heritage House, (2002). First Edition. Pp 144. Illustrated with photos to text. 8vo, illustrated card covers. "This hilarious odyssey through Europe, Canada, the U.S., Mexico, and Australia combines remarkable characters, cultures, and history with fantastic places, animal encounters,environmentalism, and above all, adventure." -from the cover. Covers rubbe d, small stain to fore-edge, ow vg. 12.50

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13 AVERY, Mark, and Roderick LESLIE LESLIE, Roderick SNOW, Philip Birds and Forestry. First Edition in dustjacket
T & A D Poyser, London, 1990, ISBN:0856610585 
AVERY, Mark, and Roderick LESLIE. Birds and Forestry. Illustrated by PhilipSnow. London : T & A D Poyser, (1990). First Edition. Pp (4),v-xii,1-299,( 9). Illustrated. Index. 8vo, green cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "The conflict between forestry and nature conservation has, in recent years, become a major environmental issue. The planting of large tracts of land with exotic conifers and the resulting disturbance of existing plant and animal communities has polarized the debate, each camp believing that it holds the most rational view." (from the dj). Contents : 1. Introduction. 2. Birds inForests. 3. Managing the Forest. 4. Conservation Management. 5. The Birds of the Uplands. 6. The Effects of Afforestation on Upland Birds. 7. Case Studies. 8. Money and Power in the Uplands. 9. The Future. Very good in dustjacket. 35.00

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14 BAKER, John R. TREMBLEY, Abraham Abraham Trembley of Geneva, Scientist and Philosopher, 1710-1784. First Edition in dustjacket
Edward Arnold & Co., London, 1952, 
BAKER, John R. Abraham Trembley of Geneva, Scientist and Philosopher, 1710-1784. London : Edward Arnold & Co., (1952). First Edition. Pp (6),vii-xix,(1),1-259,(1). Illustrated. Index. 8vo, red cloth, black lettering to spine."This is the first full-scale biography of Abraham Trembley of Geneva that has ever been published. It is strange that so little has been written abo ut him until now, for he must rank with the greatest discoverers in biology. Trembley's outlook was essentially dynamic. He was a student of processes, especially those of growth and reproduction, Hewas the first person to show that certain animals can be artificially multiplied bv division, the first to make permanent grafts of animal tissues, the first to prove by rigorous experiment that asexual reproduction by budding occurs in animals, and the first to witness cell-division; he also discovered that some of the lower animals multiply by dividing: in two. So accurate were his observations that the present-day student of biology can learn much by reading about his discoveries. His scientific method provides an example for all time. Trembley was interested in many subjects besides biology, especially in politics,moral philosophy, and methods of education. His ideas on these subjects ar e discussed at some length in this book. His educational principles were far in advance of his time and indeed are applicable today." (from the dj). Contents : 1. Background. 2. Early Researches. 3. Hydra : History of the Researches. 4. Hydra : Sstructure and Movements : Relation to Envtronment: Feeding and Digestion. 5. Hydra : Reproduuction under Natural Conditions : Regeneration and Grafting. 6. Researches on Other Animals, 1741-1746. 7. A Decade of Travel, 1747-1757. 8. Scientific Activities after 1757. 9. Scientific Method. 10. Education. 11. Politics. 12. Religion and Moral Philosophy. Penned note to one page, personal inkstamp. else very good in unclipped dustjacket (with a couple of short tears)/ 22.00

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15 BAKER, Olaf SAVITT, Sam Shasta and Gimmery. First Edition in dustjacket
Dodd, Mead and Company, New York, 1958, 
BAKER, Olaf. Shasta and Gimmery. Illustrated by Sam Savitt. New York : Dodd, Mead and Company, 1958. First Edition. Pp (4),v-vi,(6),1-210,(2), frontispiece + 3 plates. 8vo, pale blue cloth black lettering to spine. "To a frontier cabin in the far, lonely reaches of the great Northwest crept an Indian squaw, pursued by the hostile braves o the dreaded Snake tribe. When she slipped back into the forest, to whatever savage fate awaited her at the hands of her enemies, she left behind her, on the cabin doorstep, her half-Indian, half-white baby. And so Gimmery came to the Taggarts and grew up in the white settlement, in ignorance of his redskin heritage. Eventually, the boy made the acquaintance of the old Indian woman, Sequoia, and defended her against the suspicious enmity of the community. Through her, he met the fabled wolf man who was first presented to delighted young readers by Olaf Baker in his popular book, Shasta of the Wolves. The two shared many thrilling adventures together after Gimmery became involved in the theft of Sequoia's medicine bundle. Half-fact, half-fantasy, this story contains all the favorite ingredients of magic and mystery and animal lore that Olaf Baker knows so well how to blend." (from the dj). Tear to top spine, else very goodin nicked, unclipped dustjacket. 20.00

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16 BAKEWELL, F.C. Electric Science : Its History, Phenomena, and Applications. First Edition.
Ingram, Cooke, & Co., London, 1853, 
BAKEWELL, F.C. Electric Science : Its History, Phenomena, and Applications.London: Ingram, Cooke, & Co.,1853. First Printing. Pp. (4),[iii]-viii,[9]- 199,(3), frontispiece, + 3 leaves of plates. With numerous engraved illustrations to text. 8vo, rebound in full calf prize binding, gilt decoration and two gilt tooled borders to front board, elaborate gilt tooled decoration,five raised bands, gilt lettered black leather title block to spine, gilt dentelles, with all edges marbled, marbled endpapers. Contents: Part I: TheHistory of Electricity: 1. The discovery of electric attraction, [&c.]; 2. The identity of lighting and electricity pointed out by Franklin, [&c.]; 3 . Discovery of Galvanism, and the circumstances that led to it, [&c.]; 4. Discovery of Electro-magnetism, [&c.]. Part II: The Phenomena of Electricity: 5. General Properties; 6. Direct Development of Electricity; 7. Accumulated Electricity; 8. Miscellaneous Properties and Effects; 9. Atmospheric Electricity; 10. Electricity from High-Pressure Steam; 11. Excitement of Voltaic Electricity; 12. Phenomena of Voltaic Electricity; 13. Secondary Currents; 14. Electro-Chemical Decomposition; 15. Electro-Magnetism; 16. Magneto, Thermo, and Animal Electricity; 17. Economical Apparatus. Part III: The Applications of Eletricity: 18. Electric Telegraphs: Means of Communication; 19. Electric Telegraphs: Signal Instruments; 20. Electric Telegraphs: Recording Instruments; 21. Electro-Metallurgy; 22. Electric Clocks; 23. Miscellaneous Applications of Electricity. Outer hinges repaired (boards reattached), bookplate to front pastedown, light browning to top marbled edge, else a very good, tight, bright, tidy copy. 250.00

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17 BARNES, Al G. Master Showman. 1st UK
Jonathan Cape, 1938, 
BARNES, Al G. Master Showman. London: Jonathan Cape, (1938). First UK Edition. Pp. 288. Frontis. Illustrated. 8vo, orange-red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, top edge red. Animal acts in travelling circuses and the work that goes into their training and performing. Binding slightly cocked, spine faded, ends bumped, previous owner's name to ffep, inkstamp reading "From the Circus Collection of Don Stacey, 30 Fieldend, Twickenham, Middlesex, England" on ffep, else vg. 40.00

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18 BARNES, R.S.K. And J. GREEN (eds.). Estuarine Environment.
Applied Science Publishers Ltd, London, 1972, ISBN:0853345392 
BARNES, R.S.K. And J. GREEN (eds.). The Estuarine Environment. London : Applied Science Publishers Ltd, (1972). First Edition. Pp [i]-xii,1-133,(3). Illustrated. Index. 8vo, black cloth, gilt lettering to spine. The inauguralsymposium of the Estuarine and Brackish-water Biological Association (now renamed the Estuarine and Brackish-water Science Association) held on 13th October, 1971. Contents : 1. Estuarine and Brackish Waters – an Introduction (W.D.P. Stewart). 2. Sedimentation in Estuaries (K.R. Dyer). 3. Chemical Processes in Estuaries (John Phillips). 4. Physiological Problems for Animal Life in Estuaries (L.C. Beadle). 5. Aspects of Salt-Marsh Ecology with Particular Reference to Inorganic Plant Nutrition (R.L Jefferies). 6. Standing Crop, Productivity and Trophic Relations of the Fauna of the Ythan Estuary (H. Milne and G.M. Dunnet). 7. The Importance of Estuaries to Commercial Fisheries (P.R. Walne). 8. The Effects of Pollution on the Thames Estuary (M.J. Barrett). 9. Summarising Review (Don R. Arthur). Name, else very good.20.00

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19 BARNES, R.S.K., and J. GREEN (eds.) STEWART, W.D.P. DYER, K.R. WALNE, P.R. Estuarine Environment.
Applied Science Publishers, London, 1972, ISBN:0853345392 
BARNES, R.S.K., and J. GREEN (eds.). The Estuarine Environment. London : Applied Science Publishers Ltd, (1972). Pp [i]-xii,1-133,(3). Illustrated. Index. 8vo, black cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Contents : 1. Estuarine andBrackish Waters – an Introduction (by W.D.P. Stewart). 2. Sedimentation in Estuaries (by K.R. Dyer). 3. Chemical Processes in Estuaries (by John Phil lips). 4. Physiological Problems for Animal Life in Estuaries (by L.C. Beadle). 5. Aspects of Salt-Marsh Ecology with Particular Reference to Inorganic Plant Nutrition (by R.L. Jefferies). 6. Standing Crop, Productivity and Trophic Relations of the Fauna of the Ythan Estuary (by H. Milne and G.M. Dunnet). 7. The Importance of Estuaries to Commercial Fisheries (by P.R. Walne). 8. The Effects of Pollution on the Thames Estuary (by M.J. Barrett). 9.Summarising Review (by Don R. Arthur). Wear to top spine, penned name, els e very good. 20.00

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20 BARRETT, Clarence Cape Breton Highlands National Park : A Park Lovers Companion. First Edition
Breton Books, Wreck Cove, 2002, ISBN:1895415624 
BARRETT, Clarence. Cape Breton Highlands National Park : A Park Lovers Companion. Wreck Cove : Breton Books, (2002). First Edition. Pp (6),vii-x,1-163,(3, publisher's ads). Illustrated with drawings and maps, descriptions of every trail, photographs including 35 in colour. 8vo, photo illustrated cardcovers, red spine. Clarence Barrett (b. 1947). "Here is the best guide to Cape Breton Highland National Park - a lasting companion to this northern treasure, on trail and off, any time of the year. Respected naturalist and photographer Clarence Barrett delivers terrific stories from his passionate exploration of Cape Breton life and land." - from rear. Prologue; 1. Discovering the Park; 2. Before the Park: A Short History; 3. Geology: The Park'sLandscape and How It Got That Way; 4. Animal Life; 5. Hiking and Ski Trail s; 6. Off-Trail Exploring. End Note. Appendix A: Vital Information AppendixB: Whales in Cape Breton's Waters. Very good. 12.50

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