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1 ACORN, Milton Jackpine Sonnets. First Edition, Paperback
Steel Rail Educational Publishing, Toronto, ON, 1977, ISBN:088791005x 
ACORN, Milton. Jackpine Sonnets. Toronto, Canada : Steel Rail Educational Publishing, 1977. First Edition. Pp (8),9-109,(1). 8vo, art-illustrated green card covers. 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. "In1956, at the age of 33, he sold his carpenter's tools to becaome a full-ti me poet. Today, at the age of 54, he launches, perhaps his greatest achievement in versatility and craftsmanship." - from rear. Includes : "By Still More Stubborn Stars" (for Kenneth Leslie); "The Montreal Fan", "The CanadianBank Loan to Chile", "Drunk Thoughts of Bethune", "The Craft of Poetry's t he Art of War", "The Fascists are Coming! The Fascists are Coming!", "The Man From Headless Valley", "At Levis Where the Current Meets the Tide" and many more. Light wear to spine ends, else very good. NOTE: Due to its small size, shipping costs should be cheaper than quoted. 25.00

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2 ACORN, Milton Jackpine Sonnets. First Edition, Paperback, Signed
Steel Rail Educational Publishing, 1977, ISBN:088791005x 
ACORN, Milton. Jackpine Sonnets. Toronto : Steel Rail Educational Publishing, 1977. First Edition. Pp. 109. 8vo, green illustrated card covers, white titles to front and 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. Includes : "By Still More Stubborn Stars" (for Kenneth Leslie); "The Montreal Fan", "The Canadian Bank Loan to Chile", "Drunk Thoughts of Bethune", "The Craft of Poetry's the Art of War", "The Fascists are Coming! The Fascists are Coming!", "The Man From Headless Valley", "At Levis Where the Current Meets the Tide" and many more. Light wear to spine ends, crease to front upper corner, else very good. Author's signed inscription on the half-title. NOTE: Due to its small size, shipping costs should be cheaper than quoted. 45.00

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3 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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4 ADOVASIO, J.M. Aldine Manuals on Archaeology. SCHUMACHER, Edward. ANDREWS, Rhonda. Basketry Technology : A Guide to Identification and Analysis. Hardcover.
Aldine Publishing Company, Chicago, 1977, 
ADOVASIO, J.M. Basketry Technology : A Guide to Identification and Analysis. Drawings by Edward Schumacher and Rhonda Andrews. Chicago: Aldine Publishing Company, (1977). Pp. (7),[viii]-x,[1]-182. Illustrated in black and white, with more than 160 figures. Double column. 4to, tan cloth with black and brown lettering to spine, black lettered brown title block to spine. A volume in the Aldine Manuals on Archaeology series. Contents: 1. Introduction; 2. Recovery and Preparation; 3. Analysis of Twined Basketry; 4. Analysis of Coiled Basketry; 5. Analysis of Plaited Basketry; 6. Analysis of Miscellaneous Basketry Constructions; 7. The Basketry from Antelope House, A Case Study in Description and Interpretation. With index. Very good. 35.00

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5 AICKMAN, Robert SCOTT, Peter, foreword. Know Your Waterways : Holidays on Inland Waterways.. in dj.
Coram Publishers, London, 1955, 
AICKMAN, Robert. Know Your Waterways : Holidays on Inland Waterways. Foreword by Peter Scott. London : Coram Publishers, (n.d.). [1955]. Pp 119. 8vo, red cloth. Toy 2980. A post-war introduction to small craft holidays on English waterways, describing routes, and giving information on boat hire, maps, accommodation, licences, tolls, locks, etc. Very good in bright, quaint dustjacket. 32.50

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6 Air Ministry) Air Publication 958 King's Regulations and Air Council Instructions for the Royal Air Force, with Appendices and Index, 1942. Annual Report of the 1928 (and) Edition embodying Amendments promulgated in Amendment Lists Nos. 1-116
His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1942, 
(Air Ministry). The King's Regulations and Air Council Instructions for theRoyal Air Force, with Appendices and Index, 1942. Annual Report of the 192 8 (and) Edition embodying Amendments promulgated in Amendment Lists Nos. 1-116. Air Publication 958. London : His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1942. Pp (1),ii-xvi,1-1474. Index. 8vo, grey paper covered boards, blue cloth spine, lettered in black. Contents : 1. Introduction. 2. Organization of the R.A.F. 3. General Instruction for Officers. 4. Command, Relative Rank and Precedence. 5. Ceremonial. 6. Uniform. 7. Orders, Decorations, Medals and Other Distinctions. 8. Appointment, Confirmation, Posting, Attachment, Secondment and Promotion of Officers. 9. Training and Education Generally. 10. Airmen - Entry, Advancement, Reduction, Drafting, Engagements, Discharge and Transfer to the Reserve. 11. Regulations Relating to the Maintenance, Inspection and Testing of Aircraft. 12. Regulations Relating to Flying. 13. General Duties and Miscellaneous Provisions. 14. Movements of Air Forces. 15. Discipline. 16. Courts Martial. 17. Courts of Inquiry, Boards and Committees. 18. Leave of Absence and Passes. 19. Medical and Dental. 20. Messes. 21. Service Institutes. 22. Allotment and Occupation of Quarters. 23. Works Services and Precautions Against Fire. 24. Billeting, Hirings and Lands. 25. Mechanical Transport and Marine Craft. 26. Civil Aviation. 27. Music Services.28. Deleted. 29. Airmen's Documents and Records. 30. Correspondence, Publi cations, Records, Maps, Stationery. 31. R.A.F. Equipment and the Conveyanceof Material. 32. Clothing, Clothing Allowance, Kit Allowance, Accoutrement s, Arms, Kits and Effects. 33. Compensation for Losses. 34. Rations, RationAllowances, Fuel and Light. 35. Accounting for Financial Services. 36. Del eted. 37. Travelling, Passages and Conveyance of Furniture and Baggage. 38.Allowances. 39. Full Pay, Deductions and Stoppages. 40. Half-Pay. 41. Cond itions of Retirement, Resignation and Transfer to the Reserve; Retired Pay,Disability Retired Pay, and Gratuities - Officers. 42. Pensions and Gratui ties for Service and Disability - Airmen. 43. Pensions and Gratuities to Widows and Allowances to Children and Dependent Relatives of Officers and Airmen. 44. Half-Pay, Retired Pay, Pensions and Non-effective Gratuities - Payment of. ADDITIONAL SHIPPING CHARGES WILL BE REQUIRED FOR ORDERS OUTSIDE CANADA DUE TO ITS WEIGHT. Covers worn and smudged, penned name, hinges a bit shaky, else very good. 85.00

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7 ALFOLDY, Sandra. McGill-Queen's/Beaverbrook Canadian Foundation Studies in Art History Allied Arts : Architecture and Craft in Postwar Canada.
McGill-Queen's University Press, Montreal & Kingston, 2012, ISBN:9780773540033 
ALFOLDY, Sandra. The Allied Arts : Architecture and Craft in Postwar Canada. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queens University Press, (2012). Pp. (10),[xi]-xv,(9) of illustrations,[1]-227,(1). Illustrated, sometimes in colour. Large 8vo, illustrated blue and green card covers with white spine, yellow and white lettering to front cover, black lettering to spine, french flaps.A volume in the McGill-Queen's/Beaverbrook Canadian Foundation Studies in Art History series. "During periods of close collaboration, championed by figures like John Ruskin and William Morris, architecture and craft were referred to as 'the allied arts'. By the mid-twentieth century, however, it was more common for the two disciplines to be considered distinct professional fields, with architecture having little to do with studio craft. 'The Allied Arts' investigates the history of the complex relationship between craft and architecture by examining their intersection in Canadian public buildings. Sandra Alfoldy explains the challenges facing the development of public craft and documents the largely ignored public craft commissions of the post-war era. The book highlights theg global concerns of material, scale, form, ornament, and identity shared by architects and craftspeople. It alsostudies the ways in which the allied arts are mediated by institutions and the fragility of craft commissions that were once considered an integral p art of the built environment. Considering a wide range of craftspeople, materials, and forms -- from the ceramics of Jack Sures and Jordi Bonet to thetextile work of Mariette Rousseau-Vermette and Carole Sabiston -- Alfoldy celebrates the successes of architectural craftsmanship, developing ideas about the complex relationship between architecture and craft that reach well beyond national boundaries." - from the rear cover. Very good. 30.00

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8 Amateur Yacht Research Society). MORWOOD, John. ALLEN, Julien. A.Y.R.S. Publication No. 19). Hydrofoil Craft
Amateur Yacht Research Society, Folkestone, Kent, 1958, 
(Amateur Yacht Research Society). Hydrofoil Craft . Folkestone, Kent: Amateur Yacht Research Society, (1958). Pp. [1]-35,(1), including covers. Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated stapled white wraps, front cover illustration of the Hook Hydrofin. A.Y.R.S. Publication Number 19. Includes: Robert B. Harris's "Hydrofoil Craft" (pp.7-22, with Alexander Graham Bell's HD-4 mentioned on p.11), John Morwood's "The Design of Hydrofoils", Julian Allen's "Rock and Roll Boats", and Christopher Hook's "Hydrofoils: A Warning". Lightly rubbed, a bit smoky, spine browned, else vg. Due to its small size, shipping charges should be a bit cheaper than quoted. 20.00

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9 Amateur Yacht Research Society). MORWOOD, John. HOGG, John. A.Y.R.S. Publication No. 56. Sailing Figures
Amateur Yacht Research Society, Hythe, Kent, 1966, 
(Amateur Yacht Research Society). Sailing Figures. Hythe, Kent: Amateur Yacht Research Society, 1966. First Printing. Pp. [1]-86,(2), including covers. Illustrated. 8vo, self-wraps, cover illustration of the Kurrewa. A.Y.R.S.Publication Number 56. Includes: G.F.H. Singleton on the AYRS Cruising Yac ht Design Competition; Bruce Clark's hydrofoils; Charles Satterthwaite and John Morwood on "The Scientific Method" and its application to hulls; The Racing Keelboat; Morwood on the Ten Degree Yacht; Edmund Bruce's "Performance Measuring Instruments for Sailing Craft"(pp.36-48); John Hogg's "Yacht Performance Measurement" (pp.49-69); and Bill Mehaffey on "The Recirulation Tank". Light wear, else vg. Due to its small size, shipping charges should be cheaper than quoted. 22.00

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10 AMBASZ, Emilio (ed.) Italy : The New Domestic Landscape : Achievements and Problems of Italian Design. First Edition in dustjacket
Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1972, ISBN:0870703843 
AMBASZ, Emilio (ed.). Italy : The New Domestic Landscape : Achievements andProblems of Italian Design. New York : The Museum of Modern Art, in collab oration with Centro Di, Florence, (April 1972). First Edition. Pp (10),[11]-430,(2). With 520 illustrations (124 in color). 4to, white paper covered boards, black lettering to spine, in a printed glassine dustjacket with fivepieces of cut-out objects illustrative of Italian design inserted into jac ket as issued. "During the last decade, the emergence of Italy as the dominant force in design has had a profound influence in Europe and the Americas. This phenomenon is important not only becasue of the high quality and diversity of the forms produced, but also because it has generated a lively debate on the sociocultural implications of product design, raising questionsof vital concern to designers throughout the world. For many designers, th e aesthetic quality of individual objects intended for private consumption has become irrelevant in the face of such pressing problems as poverty, urban decay, and the pollution of the environment now encountered in all industrialized countries. Consequently, they are increasingly shifting the focusof their attention from the well-designed object to man's total environmen t, seeing the designer's function as one that can mold patterns of behaviorby creating new settings for freeer, mor adaptable life styles. [...] This publication, issued in conjunction with a major exhibition at The Museum o f Modern Art, is the first to deal comprehensively with these challenging developments. Over 150 objects of Italian design of the past ten years have been selceted for the show and all are reproduced in color or black-and-white, as are the dozen environments by well-known Italian designers speciallycommissioned for the occasion." (from the dj)., Contents : Preface; Introd uction (by Emilio Ambasz); Objects Selected for their Formal and Technical Means; Objects Selected for their Sociocultural Implications; Objects Selected for their Implications of more Flexible Patterns of Use and Arrangement. Environments: Introduction; Design Program; Design as Postulation: Gae Aulenti, Ettore Sottsass, Joe Colombo, Alberto Rosselli, Marco Zanuso and Richard Sapper, Mario Bellini; Design as Commentary: Gaetano Pesce; Counterdesign as Postulation: Ugo La Pietra, Archizoom, Superstudio, Gruppo Strum, Enzo Mari; Winners of the Competition for Young Designers: Gianantonio Mari, Group 9999. Historical Articles: Introduction ; Art Nouveau in Italy (by Paolo Portoghesi); The Futurist Construction of the Universe (by Maurizio Fagiolo dell'Arco); The Beginning of Modern Research, 1930-1940 (by Leonardo Bonevolo); Italian Design 1945-1971 (by Vittorio Gregotti). Critical Articles: Introduction; Italian Design in Relation to Social and Economic Planning(by Ruggero Cominotti); Housing Policy and the Goals of Design in Italy (b y Italo Insolera); Ideological Development in the Thought and Imagery of Italian Design (by Giulio Carlo Argan); The Land of Good Design (by Alessandro Mendini); Radical Architecture (by Germano Celant); Design and Technological Utopia (by Manfredo Tafuri); A Design for New Behaviors (by Filiberto Menna). Summary (by Emilio Ambasz). ADDITIONAL SHIPPING CHARGES WILL BE REQUIRED FOR ORDERS OUTSIDE CANADA DUE TO ITS WEIGHT. Very good in browned dustjacket (with all five cut-outs present). 100.00

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11 American Boat & Yacht Council Safety Standards for Small Craft 1971-72.
American Boat & Small Craft, Inc., 1971, 
(American Boat & Yacht Council). Safety Standards for Small Craft 1971-72. N.pl.: American Boat & Small Craft, Inc., (1971). Pp [1]-446,(2). Illustrated. 8vo, printed pale blue card covers. Incorporates BIA recommended practices for pleasure boats, engines, boat trailers, and marine products. Spine rubbed, creased, and waterstained, else very good. 12.00

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12 Americana Magazine Americana. Volume 6, Number 3, July / August, 1978
American Heritage Publishing , New York , 1978, 
(Americana Magazine). Americana. Volume 6, Number 3, July / August, 1978. New York : American Heritage Publishing Co., Inc., 1978. Pp [1]-78,(2). Illustrated. Double Column. 4to, illustrated stapled wrappers. Contains articles on old paint, baseball cards, Wallace Nutting, Boothbay's Theater Museum,the Bradbury Building, bottled water, branding irons, the singing telegram , and more. Rubbed, else very good. 8.00 Keywords : A MAGAZINE PERIODICAL ANTIQUES COLLECTIBLES xBRANDING IRONS UNITED STATES

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13 ANDERSON, Patrick Visiting Distance : Poems: New, Revised, and Selected. Second Edition, Paperback.
Borealis Press, Ottawa, 1978, ISBN:0919594484 
ANDERSON, Patrick. A Visiting Distance : Poems: New, Revised, and Selected.Ottawa: Borealis Press, 1978. Second Edition. Pp. (8),1-149,(1). 8vo, prin ted white card covers with red lettering to front cover and spine. "In thiscollection of poems, new and old, various distances visit each other; the past solicits the present and is re-interpreted; his rural world of Essex, England, is juxtaposed with Montreal and the countryside of Quebec; privateworlds and obsessions confront public interests; Greece and the Far East a re labels on the baggage of the perennial traveller; and the ultimate distance is the mystery ofthe craft of poetry itself, patiently and humbly submitted to over a wide range of subjects, forms, and musical patterns." - fromthe rear cover. Very good. Due to its relatively small size, shipping cost s should be a bit cheaper than quoted. 20.00

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14 ANGLO, Sydney, (ed.) Damned Art : Essays in the Literature of Witchcraft. First Edition in dustjacket
Routledge & Kegan Paul, London, 1977, ISBN:0710085893 
ANGLO, Sydney, (ed.). The Damned Art : Essays in the Literature of Witchcraft. London : Routledge & Kegan Paul, (1977). First Edition. Pp (4),v-viii,1-258,(2). Index. 8vo, black cloth, silver lettering to spine. "Learned demonological literature, though frequently cited, is little read; and facile generalisation about such material has preceded the detailed study of individual texts. The Damned Art seeks to reverse this process. Only indirectly concerned with the unanswerable problems of popular mentality which have largely occupied recent students of medieval and renaissance witch persecution, the book approaches witchcraft and demonology through literary records. The works discussed deal not with the inchoate prejudices of the multitude but rather with contemporary theories propounded by those who sought either to justify, or to refute, persecution. Eight scholars of differing interests, and with different approaches to their subject, examine a selection of important, representative witchcraft texts - published in England, France, Germany, Italy and America - setting them within their intellectual context,and analysing both their style and argument. Thus not only the emotionalis m, but also the methodology of witchcraft belief is set before the modern reader; and the latter is, perhaps, even more harrowing than the former." (from he dj). Contents : 1. Evident authority and authoritative evidence : The malleus maleficarum (by Sydney Anglo). 2. Witchcraft and magic in Renaissance Italy : Gianfrancesco Pico and his Strix (by Peter Burke). 3. Johann Weyer's De praestigiis daemonum : unsystematic psychopathology (by Christopher Baxter). 4. Jean Bodin's De la demonomanie des sorciers : the logic of persecution (by Christopher Baxter). 5. Reginald Scot's Discoverie of witchcraft : scepticism and Sadduceeism (by Sydney Anglo). 6. A Tudor anthropologist : George Gifford's Discourse and dialogue (by Alan Macfarlane). 7. KingJames's Daemonologie : witchcraft and kingship (by Stuart Clark). 8. Pierr e de Lancre's Tableau de l'inconstance des mauvais anges et demons : the sabbat sensationalised (by Margaret M. McGown). 9. Cotton Mather's Wonders ofthe invisible world : some metamorphoses of Salem witchcraft (by M. Wynn T homas). 10. Two late Scottish witchcraft tracts : Witch/craft proven and The tryal of witchcraft (by Christina Larner). Epilogue : The desiderata of disbelief (by Sydney Anglo). Some underlining in pen, else very good in spine-browned, price-clipped dustjacket. 30.00

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15 ANSON, Peter F. Mariners of Brittany
J.M. Dent, London, 1931, 
ANSON, Peter F. Mariners of Brittany . Written and illustrated by Peter F. Anson. L.: J.M. Dent, (1931). Pp. [i]-xiii,(1),1-254,(2), frontis. Illustrated. Map endpapers. 8vo, blue cloth with black lettering to front and spine. Contents: 1. Introduction -- "Armor", Country of the Sea, 2. Religion andSocial Conditions among the Mariners of Brittany, 3. Superstitions and Fol k-Lore, 4. Breton Seamen in the French Navy, 5. The Breton Cod Fisheries, 6. The Breton Sardine Fisheries, 7. The Breton Tunny Fisheries, 8. Types of Fishing Vessels and other Craft on the Coast of Brittany, 9. Ille-et-Vilaine -- Cancale to Saint-Brieuc, 10. Côtes-du-Nord -- Saint-Brieuc to Locquirec, 11-14. Finistère: i. Locquirec to Pointe Saint-Mathieu, ii. The Islands of Molène, Ouessant, and Sein, iii. Pointe Saint-Mathieu to Penmarch, iv. Penmarch to Le Pouldu, 15. Morbihan, 16. Loire-Inférieure -- Piriac to Nantes. Includes copious Newfoundland references. Spine heavily sunned (to white) with frayed ends and brown staining, slightly splayed, boards and top edge dampstained (though the stain seems not to have percolated to the text ormargins). As is. 16.00

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History of Mosaics.  signed ltd ed , ANTHONY, Edgar Waterman
16 ANTHONY, Edgar Waterman History of Mosaics. signed ltd ed
Porter Sargent, 1935, 
ANTHONY, Edgar Waterman. A History of Mosaics. Boston: Porter Sargent, (1935). Pp. (2), (6), [7]-332, (2), followed by 80 leaves of plates. 4to, full vellum, gilt titles to front and spine, single line gilt border to boards and spine, gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers, a.e.g. This edition is limitedto fifty copies signed and numbered by the author, this being no. 47. Chap ters: 1. The Origin and Spread of Mosaic; 2. The Characteristics and Technique of Classical and Christian Mosaics; 3. Hellenistic and Roman Mosaics; 4. Roman Mosaics from the Fourth to the Seventh Centuries; 5. The Mosaics ofRavenna; 6. Other Early Mosaics to the Seventh Century; 7. The Seventh and Eighth Centuries; 8. The Roman School of the Ninth Century; 9. The Elevent h Century in the Near East; 10. Sicilian Mosaics; 11. Venetian and Florentine Mosaics; 12. Roman Mosaics of the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries; 13. The Fourteenth Century; 14. From the Renaissance to the Nineteenth Century;15. Nineteenth Century and Modern Mosaics. With Notes, Bibliography, Gloss ary and Index. A general light soiling to the vellum, some minor rubbing tothe gilt, slight fading to the dentelles at the fore-edge, owner's name to the first blank, else a very good copy. 250.00

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17 Antiques Gazette. Volume 2, Number 6, July / August 1976 Antiques Gazette. Volume 2, Number 6, July / August 1976
Left Bank Publications, Vancouver, 1976, 
(Antiques Gazette). Antiques Gazette. Volume 2, Number 6, July/August 1976.Vancouver : Left Bank Publications, 1976. Pp (2),3-30,(2) including covers . Illustrated. Triple Column. 4to, illustrated brown stapled wrappers. Includes articles on silver pots, Canadian pine, engravings, and U.S. bicentennial collectibles. Spine bowned, else very good. 8.00

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18 ARGYLE, E.W. Ships on Stamps. Part Five : Local Craft & Yachts
Picton Publishing, Chippenham, Wilts, 1971, 
ARGYLE, E.W. Ships on Stamps. Part Five : Local Craft & Yachts. (Chippenham, Wilts.: Picton Publishing, 1971). Pp (2),1-63,(3). Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated white stapled card covers. An illustrated catalogue of stamps portraying local craft and yachts, followed by brief notes on the ship's history, the country that issued the stamp, etc. Very good. 15.00

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19 ARIAS, Ron Five Against the Sea : A True Story of Courage and Survival.. in dj.
New American Library, New York, 1989, ISBN:0453007031 
ARIAS, Ron. Five Against the Sea : A True Story of Courage and Survival. New York : New American Library, (1989). First Printing. Pp. (10),1-226,(2) +8 p. of plates. 8vo, black cloth spine with black paper covered boards. 14 2 days lost at sea. "It was January 19, 1988. The waters were calm and the skies cloudless as five fishermen set off on a week-long trip along the Costa Rican coast. Five days later, their twenty-nine-foot wooden craft was foundering against thirty-foot waves as a dreaded north wind - El Norte - struck with full force, setting them adrift in the perilous waters of the Pacific. This was only the beginning of a five-month nightmare that would drivethe men to the very limits of human endurance - a terrifying odyssey that ended in June with a dramatic rescue at sea 550 miles southeast of Hawaii, a journey of 4,500 miles. This is the uncredible true story of survival against almost insurmountable odds. With no radio or navigational equipment, and only a makeshift spear for catching fish, the five men fought sesperate bouts of hunger and thirst, bailing night and day to keep their leaky vessel from gong under." - from the dj. Very good in dust jacket. 20.00

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Iron : Cast and Wrought Iron in Canada from the Seventeenth Century to the Present. First Edition in dustjacket, ARTHUR, Eric and Thomas RITCHIE
20 ARTHUR, Eric and Thomas RITCHIE Iron : Cast and Wrought Iron in Canada from the Seventeenth Century to the Present. First Edition in dustjacket
University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1982, ISBN:0802024297 
ARTHUR, Eric and Thomas RITCHIE. Iron : Cast and Wrought Iron in Canada from the Seventeenth Century to the Present. Toronto : University of Toronto Press, (1982). First Edition. Pp (6),[vii]- xiv,[1]-242. Double column. Illustrated. 4to, dark grey cloth, black lettering to front and spine. "This volume is a tribute to the ironmasters - men of persistence, determination, and inventiveness, who have been little recorded or recognized; to the craftsmen whose high standards of design and fabrication allowed beauty to touchwhat could have been mundane - kettles, pots, sugar tongs, and above all, the stoves for which Canada is famous; and finally, to the worker in wrought iron whose creations reached a pinnacle in the magnificent fence enclosing the Parliament Buildings in Ottawa. With 250 black and white illustrations of everything from steamships to stoves, trains to trivets, and spits to spittoons, this book provides an introduction to iron: its preparation, forming, application, and decorative properties and uses. The focus is primarily Canadian. As Eric Arthur explains: 'To some degree, to study iron in Canada is to follow the gradual sophistication of Canadian culture. Ironworking began in Canada, as elsewhere, to a large extent to produce implements ofthe utmost utility, yet even in these the creative abilities of the ironwo rker are visible. As Canadian society developed, ironworking gradually began to fulfil more sophisticated desires. Finally, the age of industrialization was based on the ability of the iron- worker to produce rails and locomotives, ships and machines - in short all the things that made the growth ofCanada possible.' " - from the dj. Contents: 1. The technology of iron; 2. The development of the Canadian iron and steel industry; 3. The hammer and the anvil: wrought iron (and The Lozeau crosses); 4. The engineer and the ironmaster: cast and rolled iron; 5. Fences, railings, and palings, iron grilles and gratings, hinges and hardware, handrails and stairs, doors, gates, portals and other grand entrances (with photo essay of Frederick Flatman and The Parliament Buildings in Ottawa); 6. Pots and pans, trivets and tongs, cauldrons and kettles, spits and spittoons, irons and andirons, and muchelse; 7. Initiative, inventiveness, and daring in nineteenth-century archi tecture cast in iron (with a photo essay on the Hamilton Pump-House); 8. Stoves for all seasons: for heating and cooking -- ornate for the opulent, modest for the majority -- firebacks and fireplaces, mantels and other iron accoutrements; 9. Iron ships and iron horses: the pioneer developers. With notes, bibliography and index. Very good in dustjacket. 50.00

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