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1 Biographies Francaises d'Amerique
Journalistes Associes, Montreal, 1942, 
Les Biographies Françaises d'Amérique. Montréal : Les Journalistes AssociésÉditeurs, 1942. Pp 640. Illustrated with portraits. 8vo, blue cloth. Vg. 4 0.00

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2 (BROUGHAM, Henry NEW, Chester W. Life of Henry Brougham to 1830. 1st UK in dj
Clarendon Press, Oxford , 1961, 
(BROUGHAM, Henry). NEW, Chester W. The Life of Henry Brougham to 1830. Oxford : At the Clarendon Press, 1961. First Edition. Pp [i]-xi,(1),[1]-458,(2), frontis portrsit. Index. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Contents : 1. Childhood and Youth. 2. Barrister without Remuneration: the founding of the Edinburgh Review. 3. Crusading against the Slave Trade. 4. Whig orTory? 1804-7: Attack on the Orders in Council, 1808. 5. Rousing Byron: The Quarterly Review: Parliament at Last. 6. Repealing the Orders in Council: The Liverpool Election. 7. Adviser to the Princess of Wales. 8. The Two Princesses. 9. The Cause of the Slaves, 1807-20. 10. Political and Personal, 1812-15. 11. Political and Personal, 1816-19. 12. Schools for All, 1810-19. 13. The Queen's Trial. 14. Political and Personal, 1821-5. 15. Fighting to Free the Slaves, 1822-9. 16. Political and Personal, 1826-9. 17. The March of the Mind: Mechanics' Institutes. 18. Lord Rector of Glasgow: Society forthe Diffusion of Useful Knowledge: The Schoolmaster is Abroad. 19. Launchi ng London University, I. 20. Launching London University, II. 21. Law Reform Speech of 1828. 22. The Year 1730. Henry Peter Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux (1778 - 1868) was a British statesman who became Lord Chancellor of the United Kingdom. George Parkin Grant (1918-1988) was a Canadian philosopher, teacher and political commentator, whose popular appeal peaked inthe late 1960s and 1970s. He is best known for his nationalism, political conservatism, comments on technology, pacifism, Christian faith, and conservative views regarding abortion and is credited as one of Canada's most original thinkers. Grant was a faculty member at Dalhousie University, Halifax, N.S., twice (1947-1960, 1980-1988). Very good in lightly nicked and browned, price-clipped dustjacket.. Ex-libris George P. Grant (without indication, but acquired from his estate). 50.00

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3 (BUDGELL, Leonard) RADMORE, Claudia Coutu (ed.). Arctic Twilight : Leonard Budgell and Canada's Changing North
Blue Butterfly Books, Toronto, 2009, ISBN:9780978160012 
(BUDGELL, Leonard). RADMORE, Claudia Coutu (ed.). Arctic Twilight : LeonardBudgell and Canada's Changing North. Edited and with an Introduction by Cl audia Coutu Radmore. (Toronto) : Blue Butterfly Books, (2009). First Edition. Pp (10),[1]-469,(1),+ 32 pp plates. Map. Index. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to front board and spine. “In Arctic Twilight, Leonard Budgell chronicles a traditional way of life that was changing forever, through an outpouring of remarkable letters to a much younger friend, Claudia Coutu Radmore. His pen memorably portrays everything from dancing northern lights and the nesting practices of primal birds to astonishing human adventures and predicaments. Now edited and organized by Claudia, this unique memoir sees the light of day for the first time.” - from the dj. Corners bumped, faint stain to bottom edge, else very good in dustjacket. 22.00

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4 (DUGUA de MONS, Pierre). GRENON, Jean-Yves ROBERTS, Phil Pierre Dugua de Mons : Fondateur de l'Acadie (1604-5), Co-Fondateur de Quebec (1608) / Pierre Dugua de Mons : Founder of Acadia (1604-5), Co-Founder of Quebec (1608)
Peninsular Press, Annapolis Royal, N.S., 2000, ISBN:0968201628 
(DUGUA de MONS, Pierre). GRENON, Jean-Yves. Pierre Dugua de Mons : Fondateur de l'Acadie (1604-5), Co-Fondateur de Quebec (1608) / Pierre Dugua de Mons : Founder of Acadia (1604-5), Co-Founder of Quebec (1608). English rendition by Phil Roberts. (Annapolis Royal, N.S.) : Peninsular Press, (2000). Pp(4),[1]-20,(6),(6),[1]-20. Maps. 8vo, illustrated white card covers, lette red in black. Contents : Pierre Dugua, Sieur de Mons, of Royan; France and America at the End of the Sixteenth Century; Apprenticeship at the Tadoussac Trading Post (1600); Lieutenant-General of New France and Vice-Admiral (1603-12); The Fur Trade Monopoly as a Means of Financing the Colony; The Invitation to Champlain to be a "Volunteer" in Acadie; The Cruel Winter of Sainte-Croix Island (1604-5); Port-Royal, First Enduring French Settlement in Canada (1605); The Intense Rivalry of Other Traders; The Founding of Quebec(1608), Joint Achievement of Pierre Dugua de Mons and Samuel de Champlain; A Higher Objective than Mere Personal Profit; Dugua de Mons Commemorated i n France, the U.S., and Canada; Preparations for the Four-Hundredth Anniversary. Back to back French and English texts. Very good. 12.50

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5 (MacDONALD, Angus L.). Dalhousie University Alumni Association Alumni News. Vol. 12, No. 1. New Series. Halifax, May, 1954.
Dalhousie University Alumni Association, 1954, 
(MacDONALD, Angus L.). Alumni News. Vol. 12, No. 1. New Series. Halifax, May, 1954. (Halifax : Dalhousie University Alumni Association, 1954). Pp [1]-64. 8vo, stapled printed mustard card covers. Includes the obituary of the former Premier of Nova Scotia, Angus Lewis Macdonald, with a description ofthe funeral, titled "A Great Dalhousian Passes." A fine copy. 10.00

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6 AAS, L. ADELER, Cort) Cort Adeler : Den Norske Sjohelt
Hovik Bokhandel, Oslo, 1943, 
AAS, L. Cort Adeler : Den Norske Sjohelt . (Oslo): Høvik Bokhandel, 1943. Pp. (6),[7]-188, port. frontis., + 11 leaves of black and white plates. Illustrated. 8vo, pressed blue cloth with gilt lettering to front and spine, top edge dyed blue. A biography of the seventeenth-century Norwegian naval hero who was a fixture in the Norwegian, Danish, Dutch and Venetian navies during a volatile period in European history. Text in Norwegian. Light shelfwear, top edge a bit dusty, else vg. 35.00

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7 ABBOTT, Roland W. Brief History of The Offer Wadham Island, Newfoundland : The Million DollarRock, with some notes on The Wadham Islands, Copper Island, Duck Island, W hite Island, Peckford's Island, Coleman Island, James Island. First Printing
Creative Publishers, St. John's, 1994, ISBN:1895387477 
ABBOTT, Roland W. A Brief History of The Offer Wadham Island, Newfoundland : The Million Dollar Rock, with some notes on The Wadham Islands, Copper Island, Duck Island, White Island, Peckford's Island, Coleman Island, James Island. St. John's : Creative Publishers, 1994. First Printing. Pp (3),iv-xx,1-62,(2). Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated turquoise card covers. Contents : Dedication; Map of Nfld. Seven Wadham Islands; Offer Wadham Island Sketch; Notes for Six Wadham Islands; Preface By R.W.Abbott; An Acknowledgement; Brief History "Offer Wadham"; The Name "Wadham"; Location; Physical Physical Geography; Tickles or Harbours; Purpose of Inhabiting Island; Lighthouse; Keepers and Assistants; Building and Developing; Dwelling Houses; Slipways; Large Boats Schooners; The Cod Fishing Season; The Day (Jut Fishing; Liver Factory; Shops or Retail Business; Post Office Communication; Observance ofThe Lord's Day; The Wadham's Bible History; Social Lite on the Island; Pop ulation Increase and Decrease; Deaths; Land Owners—Grants; Conclusions. Appendix : WadhamSong; Sources of Information; Words, Terminology, Definitions; Stories; Author: Biography. Very good. 50.00

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8 ABRAHAM, Richard KERENSKY, Alexander Alexander Kerensky : The First Love of the Revolution. First British Edition in dustjacket
Sidgwick & Jackson, London, 1987, ISBN:0283994762 
ABRAHAM, Richard. Alexander Kerensky : The First Love of the Revolution. London : Sidgwick & Jackson, (1987). First British Edition. Pp (8),[ix]-xii,(3),[1]-503,(1), frontispiece + 32 pp plates. Index. 8vo, yellow cloth, giltlettering to black panel on spine. "In July 1917, Alexander Kerensky succe eded Prince Lvov as premier of Russia's Provisional Government, which was estabJished after the February overthrow of Czar Nicholas II. Kerenskv was himself deposed later that year by Lenin's Bolsheviks, causing him fo flee to Paris where he became an active propagandist against the Soviet regime. In 1940, he emigrated to the United States, where he lived until his death in 1970. In this innovative biography, Richard Abraham offers a comprehensive analysis of Kerensky's politics and an intimate portrait of the man and his turbulent times. Tracing the course of Kerensky's career from obscure political trials to open, conspiraionai organizations, leadership, and finally exile, Abraham demonstrates that Kerensky was the representative and charismatic leader of the rank-and-file of the Russian intelligentsia. His prominence in 1917 was therefore no accident, but the fruit of his unremitting commitment to revolution, and of efforts which almost triggered a revolution as early as 1915. The author confirms that Kerensky played a crucial rolein forestalling any rallying of the Right before the October Revolution an d reexamines the accusation that he and his Socialist Revolutionary comrades were responsible for the horrors of the civil war. Kerenskv's belief in parliamentary democracy is evident in Abraham's concise account of his fiftyyears in exile. " (from the dj). Contents : Preface. 1. Inspector Kerensky 's Career. 2. A Hesitant Hero. 3. Against the Tide. 4. Tribune of the People. 5. Terribly Little Time. 6. Citizen Brutus. 7. Fires of Hope and Aspiration. 8. The People's Minister of Justice. 9. Ambition and Diplomacy. 10. Patriotism of a New Type. 11. The Supreme Persuader-In-Chief. 12. No Longer an Idealist? 13. Statesman or Revolutionary? 14. Reproaches and Slander. 15.All Necessary Measures. 16. Regeneration? 17. A Romantic Exile. 18. The Lo ng Reprieve. Very good in dustjacket (tear and crease to back panel). 50.00

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9 ACKERMAN, Carl W. EASTMAN, George) SELIGMAN, Edwin R.A., intro. George Eastman. in dj.
Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1930, 
ACKERMAN, Carl W. George Eastman . Introduction by Prof. Edwin R.A. Seligman. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, the Riverside Press, 1930. First American Printing. Pp. [i]-xviii,[1]-522,(2), port. frontis., + 24 p. of plates.Illustrated. Large 8vo, green cloth with gilt lettering to front and spine . A biography of one of the foremost experts in the field of film photography. Intermittent edge-foxing and smudging, else vg in rubbed, chipped, teastained, unclipped dj. 50.00

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10 ACORN, Milton). GUDGEON, Chris GUDGEON, Chris. Out of this World : The Natural History of Milton Acorn. in dj.
Arsenal Pulp Press, Vancouver, 1996, ISBN:1551520303 
(ACORN, Milton). GUDGEON, Chris. Out of this World : The Natural History ofMilton Acorn. Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press, (1996). Pp (10),11-239,(1) + illustrations. 8vo, maroon cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Milton James Rhode Acorn (b. March 30, 1923, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. – d. August 20, 1986, Charlottetown), nicknamed The People's Poet by his peers, was a Canadian poet, writer, and playwright. "Out of this World is a lively biography of Milton Acorn (1923-1986)and his era, exploring - and exposing - his larger-than-life myths, and tracing his tragic rise and fall, from his childhood in Prince Edward Island to his years spent in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver, where he found himself immersed in literary communities that included the likes of Irving Layton, Al Purdy, Dorothy Livesay, bill bissett, Joe Rosenblatt and Patrick Lane. During this time, Acorn married the poetGwendolyn MacEwen ; their brief, turbulent union is legend and had a profo und impact on his life. Very good in dustjacket. 25.00

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11 ACORN, Milton). LEMM, Richard LEMM, Richard Milton Acorn : In Love and Anger. in dj. signed
Carleton University Press, Ottawa, 1999, 1999 0886293405 / 9780886293406 
(ACORN, Milton). LEMM, Richard. Milton Acorn : In Love and Anger. (Ottawa) : Carleton University Press, (1999). First Edition. Pp [i]-xiii,(1),[1]-279,(3). Illustrated. 8vo, black cloth.

"Through archival and private sources, many previously untapped, Richard Lemm connects Acorn?s self-perpetuated image as a working-class rebel, and his peculiar brand of communism, to his employment history and experience of war. The poet's troubled relationships with family members, his wife - writer Gwendolyn MacEwan - lovers, other writers and friends, and his chronic ill-health are all explored as sources of both personal pain and inspiration."

"A fine critical biography of one of Canada's great poets." - Patrick Lane.

Milton James Rhode Acorn (b. March 30, 1923, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. – d. August 20, 1986, Charlottetown), nicknamed The People's Poet by his peers, was a Canadian poet, writer, and playwright.

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12 ACREMAN, Celesta Gerber For the Love of Labrador - My Story
Robinson Blackmore, St. John's, 1997, ISBN:096826400X 
ACREMAN, Celesta Gerber. For the Love of Labrador - My Story. [St. John's :Robinson Blackmore, 1997]. First Edition. Pp (6),1-73,(1). With 37 b&w pho tos in the text. 8vo, photo-illustrated cardcovers, white spine with black lettering. Celesta Gerber Acreman (b. August 23, 1913, Pandora, Ohio - d. February 15, 1997, Mary's Harbour, Labrador). "She came to Labrador in 1940,first as a volunteer nurse with the International Grenfell Association (I. G.A.). Over the years she developed a keen interest in writing about her life and experiences while living on the Labrador coast. She devoted fifty-seven years of her life to serving communities in Labrador [including George's Cove, Port Hope Simpson, Battle Harbour and Mary's Harbour]. In addition to her chosen work career, Celesta was very active in many aspects of Labrador community life as a volunteer and leader with the Town COuncil, Labrador Craft Association and the St. Mary the Virgin Church." - from the rear cover. Contents: Foreword by her children; Part I. Out of Pandora's Box, 1913-1940; Part II. Fifty-Seven Years for Labrador, 1940-1997; Tribute to My Dear Wife by Gordon Acreman; Tribute to Our Mother Celesta (Gerber) Acreman by Betty Barnes. Very good. 20.00

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13 ACTON, Harold MITFORD, Nancy Nancy Mitford: a Memoir. First Edition in dustjacket
Hamish Hamilton, London, 1975, 
[MITFORD, Nancy] ACTON, Harold. Nancy Mitford : A Memoir. London : Hamish Hamilton, 1975. Pp (10),xi-xvi,1-252,(2) + 12 pp plates. 8vo, rose cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Ritchie, Harold Acton : A Bibliography. A23a. Several page corner creased from in-lieu-of-book-mark folding over, else very good in unclipped dustjacket. Ex libris Rev. R.J. MacSween (1915-1990) with his name on flyleaf. 25.00

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14 ADAMS, Ansel, and John MUIR MUIR, John ADAMS, Ansel MAUK, Charlotte E. (ed.) Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada. First Edition in dustjacket
Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, 1948, 
ADAMS, Ansel, and John MUIR. Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada. Photographs byAnsel Adams. Sel;ections from the Works of John Muir. Edited by Charlotte E. Mauk. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Company, 1948. First Edition. Pp (12),ix-xix,(5),3-132,(2),+ 64 leaves of black-and-white plates. Large 8vo, tan cloth, brown lettering to front board and spine. "This book is an interpretation, in text and photographs, of Yosemite Valley and the Sierra Nevada range of mountains. the text is from the works of John Muir, a naturalist whosewriting reveals the excitement and beauty and strength in a world untouche d by man. the photographs were created by Ansel Adams, whose camera discovers that which lies before us all - and magically, what our eyes may fail tocommunicate to our hearts. this combination of word and image creates a st atement of grater intensity than either word or image alone. Sixty-four photographs are beautifully reproduced in this big book. Mr. Adams has chosen phrases from Muir which, facing the photographs, are perfect captions. These photographs are the work of several years, and almost all are here reproduced for the first time. The text has been taken from Mountains of California, The Yosemite, My First Summer in the Sierra, and others of Muir's best-known book. the selections have been wove into a unified description of thecountry, in all seasons and in all mods, by Miss Charlotte Mauk of Berkele y, California. The lines which delimit Yosemite on a map have no meaning onthe high watershed ridges which are the geographic boundaries of the Park. In actuality, the spirit of Yosemite depends on an environment which exten ds to the Pacific and to the clear bleak loneliness of the deserts beyond the Sierra crest. Begin with the rolling hills of the Coast Range and the wide expanse of the Central Valley. Climb, as Muir did when he was shepherding his flocks, the rugged foothills of the Sierra. See Yosemite in its high-mountain matrix; cross the Sierra to the wild and barren beauty of Mono; look at Tahoe on the north, the great ranges south of Yosemite, and the tremendous tossing wall of the east face of the Sierra. Behold mountains and quiet pools, twigs, clouds, canyons, stones - great vistas and intimate realities." (from the dj). Contents : Introduction. A biography of John Muir. Selections from the Works of John Muir : I. The Sierra Nevada : The range of light; The snow and the glaciers. II. The Yosemite : Into the mountains; Characteristics of the canyons; The incomparable Yosemite; The approach to thevalley; The first view - the Bridal Veil; General features of the valley; The upper canyons; Natural features near the valley; Down the Yosemite Creek: The Yosemite Fall; A wonderful ascent; The grandeur of Yosemite Fall; The Nevada Fall; The Vernall Fall; The Illilouette Fall; The beauty of the rainbows. III. My first sumer in the Sierra : Through the foothills with a flock of sheep; In the camp on the Norht Fork of the Merced; To the high mountains; The Yosemite; Mount Hoffmann and Lake Tenaya; The Mono Trail; BloodyCanyon and Mono Lake; The Tuolumne Camp. IV. Winter in the Yosemite : A ho me in winter; The snow; Snow banners. V. Sierra thunderstorms : Sierra thunderstorms. Photographs by Ansel Adams : The Photographs : Notes on the photographs; Photographic data; Sources of exerpts used with photographs. Very good in spine-chipped, but unclipped, dustjacket. 125.00

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15 ADAMS, Ansel. ALINDER, Mary Street. Ansel Adams : An Autobiography. First Edition in dustjacket.
New York Graphic Society / Little Brown and Company, Boston, 1985, ISBN:0821215965 
ADAMS, Ansel. Ansel Adams : An Autobiography. With Mary Street Alinder. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, (1985). First Printing. A New York Graphic Society Book. Pp. (8),ix-xii,(2),1-400,(2). With 277 black and white illustrations to text. Square 4to, red cloth with silver lettering to spine. "Hiswas a world of mountains and woodlands andthe vast, timeless reach of the western landscape. If a country as limitless as this can ever be said to have posed for its portrait, certainly the photographer behind the camera wasAnsel Adams. And now he has given us this book. Here, in his prodigiously illustrated autobiography, completed just prior to his death in 1984, is Adams' testament of a life of dedication, adventure, achievement, remarkable friendships, plainspoken wisdom, and a concern for man and nature. It is a memoir of times spent with Alfred Stieglitz, Georgia O'Keeffe, Edward Weston, Nancy and Beaumont Newhall, Imogen Cunningham, Edwin Land, and so many more in the pantheon of the art and photography world. Here, not only in hisown words but also in photographs the world over (and many others never be fore pbulished), this extraordinary man steps forward to share with us his love of music, the beauty of the wilderness, loyalties and dreams, and thatclear-eyed vision that saw beyond the mountains the heart of America." - f rom the dustjacket. Very good in price-clipped dustjacket. Due to the weight of this book, extra shipping charges may be necessary to cover postage oninternational orders. 40.00

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16 ADAMS, Richard Day Gone By : An Autobiography. First Edition in dustjacket
Hutchinson, London, 1990, ISBN:0091739675 
ADAMS, Richard. The Day Gone By : An Autobiography. London : Hutchinson, (1990). First Printing. Pp 398. "This captivating and beautifully-written memoir follows Adams from his birth in 1920 to the end of the Second World War. It contains a memorable recreation of the Adams family, while recording the childhood of an observant, deeply sensitive boy in Newbury, Berkshire, from the mid 1920s on." Very good in dustjacket. 20.00

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17 ADLOW, Elijah SHAW, Lemuel. Genius of Lemuel Shaw: Expounder of the Common Law. signed in dj.
Massachusetts Law Quarterly, Official Publication of the Massachusetts Bar Association, 1962, 
ADLOW, Elijah. The Genius of Lemuel Shaw : Expounder of the Common Law. (Boston): Sponsored by The Massachusetts Law Quarterly, Official Publication of the Massachusetts Bar Association, (1962). Pp 388. 8vo, green cloth. Vg in rubbed, nicked dj. Signed with an inscription from Adlow. 30.00

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18 ADRIAN, Arthur A. LEMON, Mark PUNCH Mark Lemon : First Editor of Punch. First Edition in dustjacket.
Oxford University Press, London, 1966, 
ADRIAN, Arthur A. Mark Lemon : First Editor of Punch. London : Oxford University Press, 1966. First Edition. Pp. (8),[ix]-xiv,[1]-241,(1) + 8 pages ofb&w illustrations. 8vo, green cloth, gilt lettering to spine, top edge red . Arthur Allen Adrian (b. April 24, 1906, Moundridge, Kansas - d. October 21, 1996, Cleveland, Ohio). A biography of Mark Lemon (1809-1870), the firsteditor of Punch, published to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the found ing of the magazine in 1841. "A biography of Mark Lemon (1809-1870), the first Editor of Punch, has long been overdue, but Lemon has been fortunate inhis eventual biographer, Professor Arthur A. Adrian of the English Departm ent, Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, who has already shown hissympathetic understanding of the Victorian period in his life of Georgina Hogarth. Lemon is at last fully revealed as the man who was chiefly responsible for the survival of Punch in its early days, who edited the magazine for close on thirty years, and whose genial diplomacy and tact fused a miscellaneous band of writers and artists into the brotherhood of the Punch Table. Professor Adrian's researches have enabled him to present a fresh and absorbing picture of the early Punch collaborators; but he has done much morethan this. He has brought to light a representative Victorian of inexhaust ible energy and gusto, a prolific dramatist and author, an amateur actor famous for his Falstaff, the friend of Charles Dickens and Benjamin Webster, and not least a tireless philanthropist and public benefactor, whose own large family and generous temper kept him always impecunicous. It is a rich and readable study in Victoriana that Professor Adrian has given us to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the founding of Punch in 1841." (from the dj). Contents : Preface. 1. 'The Days of Glory'. 2. Hops, Chops, and Playbills. 3. Punch Is Born. 4. 'From Street Corner to Drawing-Room'. 5. Punch TableTalk. 6. Punch 'Jaunts and Jollities'. 7. Friends and Enemies. 8. 'Outs' w ith 'Sparkler'. 9. 'Father of Crawley'. 10. 'Scribbling Is a Pleasure'. 11.'In Propria Persona'. 12. 'Under the Daisies'. Appendix. Bibliography. Ind ex. Slight bump to tail of spine, else vg in well rubbed, edgeworn, but unclipped dustjacket. 35.00

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

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20 AITON, John. HENDERSON, Alexander). Life and Times of Alexander Henderson, giving a History of the Second Reformation of the Church of Scotland, and of the Covenanters, during the Reign of Charles I.
Fraser & Co., Edinburgh, 1836, 
(HENDERSON, Alexander). AITON, John. The Life and Times of Alexander Henderson, giving a History of the Second Reformation of the Church of Scotland, and of the Covenanters, during the Reign of Charles I. Edinburgh: Fraser & Co. North Bridge; Smith, Elder & Co. and H. Washbourne, London; and W. Curry, Jun. & Co., Dublin, MDCCCXXXVI [1836]. Pp. (4),[v]-xx,[1]-674, frontispiece, + 1 folded letter facsimile leaf. 8vo, contemporary grey paper coveredboards, greenish cloth spine, black lettered white paper label to spine. A biography of and survey of the contributions of the 17th-century Scottish theologian. Contents: 1. Youth of Henderson; 2. Origin and Early Progress of the Troubles in Scotland; 3. Book of Canons and Liturgy; 4. The Covenant;5. Hamilton's Commission; 6. Glasgow General Assembly; 7. Who Bgan the War in Scotland, the King or the Covenanters?; 8. The Solemn League and Covena nt; 9. Westminster Assembly; 10. Death of Henderson Front inner hinge broken, first signature loose but present, soiling to boards and endpapers, faint dampstaining to upper fore-corner, as is. Uncommon. 80.00

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