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1 ABED, Shukri B. AL-FARABI, Abu Nasr Mohammed) ARISTOTLE) Aristotelian Logic and the Arabic Language in Alfarabi
State University of New York Press, Albany, 1991, ISBN:0791403971 
ABED, Shukri B. Aristotelian Logic and the Arabic Language in Alfarabi. (Albany: State University of New York Press, 1991). First Printing. Pp. (8),[ix]-xxv,(1),[1]-201,(3). 8vo, decorated pink glossy paper covered boards, dark blue titles to front and spine. "This book explores the reaction of tenth-century Arab philosopher Abu Nasr Alfarabi to the logical works of Aristotle. From numerous short treatises the author develops a systematic and comprehensive topical survey of Alfarabi's logical writings. The book is divided into two major parts: language as a tool of logic (chapters 1-5) and logic as a tool with which to analyze language (chapter 6). The first five chapters deal with Alfarabi's analysis of the meanings of various terms as they are used in logic and philosophy. Alfarabi refutes the Artab grammarians who claimed that Arab logicians were building a language within a language and shows that the philosophical meanings of terms are in fact their most original and essential meanings. The final chapter deals with Alfarabi's analysis of certain aspects of the Arabic language (such as copula) and demonstrates that Arabic, like any natural language, conforms to universal logical structures of which natural languages are only a concrete expression." - from the rear cover. Contents: 1. Particulars and Universals: An Introduction to Alfarabi's Logical Lexicon; 2. Definition and Description in Alfarabi's System; 3. The Concept of Essence in Alfarabi; 4. The Concepts of Demonstration, Division, and Classification and Their Relationship to Definition;5. The Term Mawjud in Nonlogical Contexts; 6. Alfarabi's Linguistic Philos ophy. Very good. 37.50

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2 Acadian Entomological Society) BRITTAIN, W.H. TOTHILL, J.D. GORHAM, R.P. Proceedings of the Acadian Entomological Society For 1921. No. 7
Acadian Entomological Society, Truro, N.S., 1922, 
Acadian Entomological Society). Proceedings of the Acadian Entomological Society For 1921. No. 7. Truro, N.S.: (Acadian Entomological Society), June 1922. Pp (4),[5]-88, with Errata slip tipped in at front. Illustrated. 8vo, olive green card covers, lettered in black. Contents : Annual Meeting and Officers for the Year 1922; Report of the Secretary-Treasurer; "Some FactorsInfluencing the Occurrence of Alate Forms in Certain Aphididae" by W. H. B rittain; "Some Notes on the Natural Control of the Cecropia Moth" by J. D. Tothill; "Notes on the Pine Needle Scale and One of Its Enemies" by R. P. Gorham; "The Use of White Arsenic as an Insecticide in Bordeaux Mixture on the Potato in New Brunswick" by G. P. Walker; "An Estimate of the Damage Done in New Brunswick by the Spruce Budworm" by J. D. Tothill; "Further Experiments in the Control of the Cabbage Maggot (Chortophila brassicsicae Bouche) in 1921" by W.H. Brittain; "The Birch Leaf Skeletonizer Abundant in New Brunswick" by R. P. Gorham; "Some Notes on the Female Reproductive Organs inthe Hymenoptera" by A. B. Baird. Spine sunned, penned note to top front co ver, else very good, with Errata slip. Due to its small size, shipping costs should be cheaper than quoted. 25.00

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3 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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4 ADAM, Paul Cambridge Studies in Ecology) Saltmarsh Ecology. 1st pbk.
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1993, ISBN:0521448239 
ADAM, Paul. Saltmarsh Ecology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, (1993). First Paperback Edition. Pp. (2),[i]-xii,1-461,(5). Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated yellow card covers with faded-to-white spine. A volume in Cambridge Studies in Ecology series. Contents: 1. General features of saltmarshes and their environment, 2. The saltmarsh biota, 3. Variation in saltmarsh vegetation, 4. Coping with the environment, 5. Plant life history studies, 6.Saltmarshes as ecosystems, 7. Modification, management and conservation. S pine sunned, name, else vg. 50.00

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Field and Forest Rambles, With Notes on the Natural History of Eastern History of Eastern Canada, ADAMS, A.Leith
5 ADAMS, A.Leith Field and Forest Rambles, With Notes on the Natural History of Eastern History of Eastern Canada
Henry S. King, London, 1873, 
ADAMS, A.Leith. Field and Forest Rambles, With Notes on the Natural Historyof Eastern Canada. London : Henry S. King & Co., 1873. Pp (6), vii-xvi, [1 ]-333, (1), (1, adv.), (1), frontis., 2 maps (1 fldg), 1 geological cross-section plate. 8vo, original pressed green cloth, gilt to spine. Waterston 138. "British surgeon-major Adams was ordered to New Brunswick from Malta. Here he explored and recorded wildlife and geology on the Restigouche and Miramichi and St.John Rivers. He quotes his seasonal observations during wilderness wanderings over a three-year period." - Waterston p.138. par Much onnative people, birds, trout, moose, deer, &c. Among the running haeds (ind icating short sections) are University of New Brunswick, Extermination of the Native Animals, Effects of the Climate on Europeans, Leprosy among the French Settlers of Tracadie, The Monster of Lake Utopia, A Backwood Shanty and its Inmates, Strange Mode of Decoying Wild Fowl, and Ludicrous Occurenceat an Inn. Original spine expertly relaid, a very attractive copy, with th e book label of a Kansas City Jost. 225.00

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Field and Forest Rambles, With Notes on the Natural History of Eastern History of Eastern Canada , ADAMS, A.Leith
6 ADAMS, A.Leith Field and Forest Rambles, With Notes on the Natural History of Eastern History of Eastern Canada
Henry S. King, 1873, 
ADAMS, A.Leith. Field and Forest Rambles, With Notes on the Natural History of Eastern Canada. L.: Henry S. King & Co., 1873. Pp (6), vii-xvi, [1]-333, (1), (1, adv.), (1), frontis., 2 maps (1 fldg), 1 geological cross-section plate. 8vo, original pressed green cloth, gilt to spine. "British surgeon-major Adams was ordered to New Brunswick from Malta. Here he explored and recorded wildlife and geology on the Restigouche and Miramichi and St.John Rivers. He quotes his seasonal observations during wilderness wanderings over a three-year period." - Waterston p.138. par Much on native people, birds, trout, moose, deer, &c. Among the running haeds (indicating short sections) are University of New Brunswick, Extermination of the Native Animals, Effects of the Climate on Europeans, Leprosy among the French Settlers of Tracadie, The Monster of Lake Utopia, A Backwood Shanty and its Inmates, Strange Mode of Decoying Wild Fowl, and Ludicrous Occurence at an Inn. Cocked, edgeworn, hinges cracked, else vg. 175.00

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7 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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Fisherman's Summer in Canada. First Canadian Edition, AFLALO, F. G.
8 AFLALO, F. G. Fisherman's Summer in Canada. First Canadian Edition
McClelland & Goodchild, Ltd., Toronto, 1911, 
AFLALO, F. G. A Fisherman's Summer in Canada. Toronto: McClelland & Goodchild, Ltd., 1911. First Canadian Edition. Pp. 147. Illustrated with photographs. Frontis. 8vo, pressed maroon cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Spadoni and Donnelly 13. Chapters on fishing the Nipigon, New Brunswick, the Great Lakes, etc., plus a large portion devoted to to tuna fishing. Spine slightly faded, rubbed, ends bumped, semi-circular smudge to front cloth, corners lightly bumped, bookplate to front paste-dpwn, previous owner's name inked toffep. else vg. 100.00

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9 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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10 AGUIRRE, Robert W. International Straits of the World, Vol.15 Panama Canal.. Volume 15 in the International Straits of the World series. First Edition
Martinus Nijhoff, Leiden / Boston, 2010, ISBN:9004177280 
AGUIRRE, Robert W. The Panama Canal. Leiden / Boston : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2010. First Edition. Pp. (4),[v]-xii,(2),[1]-293,(5). Maps, tables, illustrations in text. 8vo, green paper-covered boards, light green lettering to front & spine. Volume 15 in the International Straits of the World series. "The relationship between straits and interoceanic canals has always been ambiguous. Unlike straits, interoceanic canals are neither natural nor subject to a universal legal regime like the Law of the Sea. However, straits and interoceanic canals share comparable historical experiences due to their geographic similarities. Suspending interest in a purely legal analysis, The Panama Canal lets logic yield to experience and considers the Panama Canal as an 'artificial strait'. The volume recasts the dynamic events that have changed the Panama Canal in the context of three interactive elements: environments, flows, and territoriality. Cleverly deciphering from history how changes in one element led to changes in another, The Panama Canal suggests a considerably new perspective for viewing the canal's past and future." - from rear cover. Contents : 1. Introduction. A. Straits in Comparative Perspective. B. The Three Circumstances of a Strait: Environments, Flows, and Territoriality. C. Conclusion. 2. Part One - The Environment of aStrait. A. Introduction. B. How a Strait Became an Isthmus 16 Million Year s Ago. C. How an Isthmus Became an Artificial Strait One Hundred Years Ago.D. Why an Artificial Strait Will Reach Maximum Sustainable Capacity Betwee n 2009 and 2012 Unless Enhanced. E. Conclusion. Part Two - Flows Through the Environment. 3. Interoceanic Flows in Transit Through Panama's Human-Built Environment. A. Introduction. B. The Royal Road and Cruces Trail 1540–1740. C. The Panama Railroad 1852–1869. D. The Panama Canal 1914–date. E. Conclusion. Part Three - Territoriality Over Flows Through the Environment. 4. Panamanian Territoriality in Geographic Perspective. A. Maritime-Commercialand Territorial-Administrative Societies. B. The Two Panamas Under the Vic eroyalty of Peru Until 1717. C. The Two Panamas Under the Viceroyalty of New Granada Until Panamanian Independence in 1821. D. The Two Panamas Under Great Colombia (1819–1831). E. Conclusion. 5. American Territoriality in Geographic Perspective. A. Territorial Enlargement, Political Regimes, and Interoceanic Transportation. B. Territoriality and Territorial Enlargement. C.Conclusion. 6. The Expansion of the Powers of the Federal Government. A. I ntroduction. B. Expansion of the Powers of the Federal Government Over Transportation During the ‘1st republic’ (1780s–1820s). C. Expansion of the Powers of the Federal Government Over Transportation During the ‘1st democracy’ (1830s–1870s). D. Expansion of the Powers of the Federal Government Over Other Buffer Zones. E. The 1888 Supreme Court Decision in California v. Central Pacific Railroad Company. F. Conclusion. 7. Interoceanic Transportation and the Two Panamas Under the '1st democracy' (1830s-1870s). A. American Territoriality Over Interoceanic Transportation During the ‘1st democracy’ (1830s–1870s). B. The Two Panamas Under the Centralized Republic of New Granada (1831–1858). C. The Two Panamas Under the Federalist Grenadine Confederation (1858–1863) and United States of Colombia (1863–1886). D. Conclusion. 8. Interoceanic Transportation and the Two Panamas Under the '2nd republic' ,(1870s-1930s) Before Panamanian Independence. A. American Territoriality OverInteroceanic Transportation. B. The Two Panamas Under the Republic ofColombia (1886–1903). C. The Two Panamas Under the Republic of Panama. D. Conclusion. 9. The Extraterritorial Expansion of the Powers of the Federal Government Over the Maritime Environment after the 1880s. A. Introduction. B. The Extraterritorial Expansion of the Powers of theFederal Government Over Islands, Straits, and Sea LanesDuring the ‘2nd republic’ (1870s–1930s). C. Conclusion. 10. The Panama Canal and The Two Panamas Under the '2nd republic' (1870s-1930s) After Panammanan Independence. A. American Extraterritoriality through the 1903Hay-Bunau-Varilla Treaty. B. The Panama Canal and Canal Zone. C. The Two Panamas During an Era of Political Opposition Among the Elite 1900s to 1930s. D. Conclusion. 11. The Panama Canal and The Two Panamas Under the '2nd democracy' (1930s-1970s). A. American Territoriality Over InteroceanicTransportation Under the ‘2nd democracy’ (1930s–1970s). B. The Two Panamas During an Era of Social Rivalry between Non-Elite and Elitefrom the 1930s to the 1960s. C. The Two Panamas Under the National Guard U ntil 1981. D. American Territoriality and the 1977 Panama Canal Treaties. E. Conclusion. 12. The Panama Canal and The Two Panamas Under the '3rd republic' (1980-?). A. American Territoriality Over InteroceanicTransportation During the ‘3rd republic’ (1980–?). B. The Two Panamas Under the Panamanian Defense Forces Until 1989. C. The Two Panamas after the Abolishment of the Panamanian Defense Forces. D. Conclusion. 13. The Future nof the Panama Canal as an Artificial Strait. A. Changes in Panama’s Environment and Competition from Other Routes. B. Panamanian Societies and American Policy Regimes.C. Conclusion. Appendix. Very good. 170.00

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11 AKAHA, Tsuneo Japan in Global Ocean Politics. First Edition in dustjacket
University of Hawaii Press , Honolulu, 1985, ISBN:0824808983 
AKAHA, Tsuneo . Japan in Global Ocean Politics. Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press and Law of the Sea Institute, University of Hawaii, (1985). First Printing. Pp (8),[ix]-xii,[1]-224,(4). Text maps. 8vo, blue cloth. "National enclosure of the world's oceans is one of the most important global trends to have emerged during the second half of the twentieth century. Awareness of the real and potential value of the ocean and its resources and recognition of the growing s carcity of natural resources on land have promptednation-states to claim and exert control over wide areas of the hitherto u nclaimed oceans and their riches. Japan in Global Ocean Politics is a detailed study of a mighty ocean nation's reaction to the demise of the traditional ocean regime based on the principle of freedom of the seas and its adjustment to the emergence of a new order characterized by national ocean enclosure. Japan's traditional maritime interests, particularly shipping and fishing, defined the country's role in global ocean politics until the middleof the 1970s; its posture was reactive, and even recalcitrant, on most law of the sea issues. In 1976-1977 Japan changed its policy in favor of accep ting extended coastal jurisdiction for others as well as for itself. The author explains why and intricately describes the process of policy making that took place amid competing domestic and interna tional pressures. In accommodating its diplomatic, economic, and security interests Japan imposed a formidable task on its public and private sectors, one that was accomplished with innovative policy adjustments, particularly in the manner in which the territorial sea limit and fishery jurisdiction were extended." Chapters : 1. The International Political Economy of Ocean Management and Japan; 2. The First and Second United Nations Conferences on the Law of the Sea; 3. Japan's Fight against the Proliferation of Expansionist Coastal States' Claims; 4. The United Nations Seabed Committee; 5. The Caracas-to-Geneva Session of the Third UNCLOS; 6. Japan's 12-Mile Territorial Sea Decision; 7. The Soviet 200-Mile Fishery Zone and Japan's 200-Mile Fishery Zone Decision. With conclusion, appendix, notes, bibliography and index. A few penned page numbers on end-paper, else very good in lightly worn dustjacket. 40.00

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12 ALBANESE, Catherine L. Nature Religion in America : From the Algonkian Indians to the New Age. First Edition in dustjacket.
University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1990, ISBN:0226011453 
ALBANESE, Catherine L. Nature Religion in America : From the Algonkian Indians to the New Age . Chicago & London : University of Chicago Press, (1990). First Printing. Pp (6),vii-xvi,1-267,(5). Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "This ground-breaking study reveals an unorganized and previously unacknowledged religion at the heart of American culture. Nature, Albanese argues, has provided a compelling religious center throughout American history. In a book of remarkable originality and vision, Albanese charts the multiple histories of American nature religion and explores the moral and spiritual responses the encounter with nature has provoked throughout American history. Tracing the connections between movements and individuals both unconventional and established, Albanese treats figures from popular culture, such as the nineteenth-century Hutchinson Family Singers and almanac-version Davy Crockett, as well as historically prominent culture brokers, including Thomas Jefferson, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, and John Muir. Just as there are variant understandings of what nature is, there are diverse nature religions. Moving beyond Algonkian Indians, Anglo-American Puritans, and Revolutionary War patriots, Albanese argues persuasively for a classic American double vision of nature, notably articulated by Emerson and Thoreau. On the one hand, nature was real, and Americans should live in harmony with it; on the other, nature was illusory, and they should master it with the power of mind. The conceptual crack between nature real and nature illusory dogged later Americans: Albanese explores nineteenth-century wilderness preservation and mind cure and turns her attention,too, to physical forms of ature healing in movements such as water cure, h omeopathy, and chiropractic. She goes on in the twentieth century to find that the quantum provides a powerful metaphor to fill the crack between contrary views of nature. And she discovers old and new together in politicallyorganized Greens and feminist followers of' the Goddess, who also share a common landscape with nature writer Annie Dillard and Bear Tribe founder Sun Bear, with Reiki initiate healers and practitioners of macrobiotics. Throughout Nature Religion in America, Albanese emphasizes those who have not been formally trained as theologians, ceremonial leaders, or ethical guides.She demonstrates that nature religion in America has flourished among a ca dre of people who have thought and acted for themselves. The first of its kind, this study is a preliminary guide to a vast and previously uncharted religious world."" - from the dj. Foreword, by Martin E. Marty; Introduction: The Case for Nature Religion; 1. Native Ground: Nature and Culture in Early America; 2. Republican Nature: From the Revolution that Was Lawful to the Destiny That Was Manifest; 3. Wildness and the Passing Show : Transcendental Religion and Its Legacies; 4. Physical Religion: Natural Sin and Healing Grace in the Nineteenth Century; 5. Recapitulating Pieties: Nature's Nation in the Late Twentieth Century. With Epilogue, Notes, Suggestions for Further Reading and index. Very good in dustjacket. 16.00

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13 Alberta Municipal Affairs. Guide to Information on Municipalities, Alberta Municipal Affairs. Revised Edition.
Alberta Municipal Affairs, Edmonton, 1978, 
Alberta Municipal Affairs. Guide to Information on Municipalities, Alberta Municipal Affairs. Revised Edition, May 1978. Edmonton: Alberta Municipal Affairs, 1978. Pp. (40). Various paginations. 4to, stapled printed brown card covers with cream lettering to front. Replaces the late 1977 publication "Statistical Information on Municipal Governments Available From Alberta Municipal Goverments". Contents: Alberta Advanced Education and Manpower; Alberta Agriculture; Alberta Business Development and Tourism; Alberta Consumer and Corporate Affairs; Alberta Culture; Albert Education; Alberta Enegy and Natural Resources; Alberta Environment; Alberta Hospitals and Medical Care; Alberta Housing and Public Works; Alberta Labour; Alberta Municipal Affairs; Alberta Transportation; Alberta Recreation Parks and Wildlife; Alberta Treasury, Bureau of Statistics; Alberta Utilities and Telephones; Alberta's Municipal Associations. Very good. Uncommon. 25.00

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14 ALEXEYEV, Pyotr Soviet Booklet No. 84 Delay is Dangerous : The Soviet View on the German Problem. Questions Answered by Pyotr Alexeyev
Soviet Booklets, London, 1962, 
ALEXEYEV, Pyotr. Delay is Dangerous : The Soviet View on the German Problem. Questions Answered by Pyotr Alexeyev. London : Soviet Booklet No. 84, January 1962. Pp (4),5-[24]. 8vo, white stapled card covers, lettered in blackand red. "The Novosti Press Agency in the U.S.S.R. receives many letters f rom its foreign readers in which they ask questions about Germany and West Berlin. This is quite natural. The attention of people in diverse countriesis now focused on this problem. We have picked out the questions asked mos t often and put them to our commentator Pyotr Alexeyev. The Novosti Press Agency hopes that this booklet will help the British public to gain a correct understanding of the Soviet Union's position on the German problem." Shipping charges may be reduced due to its light weight. Very good. 25.00

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15 ALEXIS, André Childhood. FirstEdition, signed by author
McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 1998, ISBN:0771006659 
ALEXIS, André. Childhood. (Toronto): McClelland and Stewart, (1998). First Printing. Pp. (12),3-265,(5). 8vo, photo-illustrated beige and black card covers, with French flaps. Winner of the Chapters First Novel Award and the Trillium Prize. "Childhood is André's Alexei's beeatifully ceafted début novel. It is a story about love, about memory - and forgiveness -about the persistence, the potency of the past. Set in a Southern Ontario town close tothe U.S. border in the '50s and '60s, and in Ottawa in the years that foll ow, the story is narrated by Thomas MacMillan. Through his clear-eyed vision and his unsentimental ordering of events, we meet a cast of brilliantly drawn characters. Among them are: Edna MacMillan, Thomas's volatile, unpredictable Trinidadian grandmother; and Katarina, the mother, who left him at birth, and ten years later, in the company of the sinister Mr. Mataf, swoopshim up and takes him from Petrolia. Soon after, we meet the unforgettable Henry Wing, a Black man with Chinese blood, a gentle conjuror who lives in faded Victorian splendour, and whose life work as a self-sttyled scientist is collecting esoteric facts of the natural world." - from front flap. Verygood. Signed, without inscription, by the author on title page. 30.00

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16 ALI, Salim REID-HENRY, David SCHOLZ, Robert BARRUEL, Paul Birds of Sikkim. 2nd imp in dj.
Oxford University Press, Delhi, 1989, ISBN:0195623347 
ALI, Sálim. The Birds of Sikkim . With coloured plates by David Reid-Henry,Robert Scholz and Paul Barruel, and line drawings by Paul Barruel and Walt er Ahrens. Delhi: Oxford University Press, (1989). Second Printing. Pp. (4),[v]-xxx,(2),[1]-414,(2), + 24 p. of plates (most of which are in colour). Illustrated. Map endpapers. 8vo, blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Athorough ornithological field manual for the Sikkim region of northern Ind ia, near the Chinese border, encompassing much of the Himalayas. "Over 400 species are described in detail, and much of the information has never beenpublished elsewhere". -from the dj. Dr. Ali died in 1987. Gift inscription to ffep, light edge bumping, else very good in lightly rubbed, nicked dust jacket. 30.00

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17 ALLABY, Eric Grand Manan.
Grand Manan Museum, Grand Manan, 1984, ISBN:0969178700 
ALLABY, Eric. Grand Manan. [N. pl]: Grand Manan Museum, 1984. Pp [1]-64. Double column. Illustrated with numerous b/w and/or colour photos and drawings to text. Oblong 8vo, stapled illustrated card covers. Chapters : INTRODUCTION: Getting there, Geography; Geology; BEGINNINGS: Discovery; Roots sink... branches grow; DEVELOPMENT: Early Fisheries; Shipwrecks; Life saving; Lighthouses are established; Ferry Service; Fishing boats develop; FISHING TODAY: The versatile lobster boat; Fishing boats of Grand Manan; The Grand Manan fishermen's calendar; Fundy Tides; Lobster fishing; Weir building; Weirfishing; The purse seine; The purse seine fleet; Hand line fishing; Fish d ragging; Scallop dragging; SOCIETY: The Island Church; North Head; Dark Harbor, Dulseland; Castalia, fountain of youth; Woodwards Cove; Smoked Herring; Grand Harbor; Grand Manan Museum; White Head; Seal Cove; The southern end. THE NATURAL SEA: Sea life; Other fish; Whales; Machias Seal Island. EPILOGUE. Owner's name, else very good. Due to its small size, shipping costs should be cheaper than quoted. 15.00

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18 ALLAN, Peter John. CHRISTMAS, Henry, ed. Poetical Remains of Peter John Allan, Esq., Late of Fredericton, New Brunswick. With a Short Biographical Notice. First Edition. in original cloth
Smith, Elder, & Co, London, 1853, 
ALLAN, Peter John. The Poetical Remains of Peter John Allan, Esq., Late of Fredericton, New Brunswick. With a Short Biographical Notice. Edited by theRev. Henry Christmas. London : Smith, Elder, & Co., MDCCCLIII [1853]. Firs t Edition. Pp (4),[v]-xxiv,[1]-171,(1). 8vo, maroon pressed cloth, gilt lettering to spine. TPL 5364. "Peter John Allan (June 6, 1825 – October 21, 1848) was a Canadian poet. Peter John Allan was born in York, England, the third son of Dr. Colin Allan and Jane Gibbon. Peter John Allan's father was Chief Medical Officer at Halifax before moving to Fredericton in 1836 upon his retirement. Growing up in Fredericton, Peter John briefly attended King's College but left before completing his degree. He then turned to the study of law. About the same time, he began to publish his compositions in the New Brunswick Reporter and Fredericton Advertiser, a local newspaper published by James Hogg. Allan began to plan the publication of a volume of poetry. He solicited enough subscriptions to underwrite the cost of publication and had completed the manuscript when he died suddenly in 1848 at Fredericton, following a brief illness. His poems were posthumously published in London in the summer of 1853 by his brother, and entitled The Poetical Remainsof Peter John Allan. Influenced by the aesthetic concepts of the Romantic poets and especially by the style and versification of Lord Byron, Allan was able in his most effective poetry to break away from the moralistic attitudes and sentimental tone that had prevailed in locally written verse sincethe end of the 18th century. Allan was excited by the potential of man's i magination, by the range of experience that imagination offered to human consciousness, and by the relationship between the natural world and ideal reality, which only the imagination opened to human awareness. In his best poems, Allan used this intense sensitivity to ideal reality to control the rush of emotion he felt when confronted with the sensual beauty of nature. This control gave an intellectual toughness to his verse that was missing in the verses of contemporary Maritime poets such as Joseph Howe and Mary JaneKatzmann, who approached nature poetry by way of sentimentalism. The new n ote struck by Allan's verse was probably noticed by few. It had an immediate if muted effect on James Hogg's poetry, but it was not until the early verses of Charles G.D. Roberts and Bliss Carman that once again intellectual perception and emotional sensitivity were to be found in so subtle a balance in the poetry of Maritime Canada." - from wikipedia. Spine rebacked, binding repaired, cloth waterstained and soiled, some foxing and soiling to some leaves, gift inscription dated 1858, else very good. 400.00

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19 ALLEN, A. British Antarctic Survey, Scientific Report 55: Seismic Refraction Investigations in the Scotia Sea
British Antarctic Survey / Her Majesty's Stationery Office / HMSO, London, 1966, 
ALLEN, A. British Antarctic Survey, Scientific Reports No. 55 : Seismic Refraction Investigations in the Scotia Sea. London : Published by the BritishAntarctic Survey, 1966. Pp. (2),[1]-44, (2 plate leaves). Tables, maps, di agrams in text. 4to, grey cardcovers. Brit. Antacrt. Surv. Sc. Rep. No. 55.Ex institutional library with usual stamps, else very good. 50.00

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20 ALLEN, C.R.K. Mskegooakade [Marshlands] Reprinted from the Journal of Education,
Nova Scotia Museum, Halifax , 1981, 
ALLEN, C.R.K. Mskegooakade [cover adds: Marshlands]. (Halifax : Nova ScotiaMuseum, 1981). Pp [1]-8. Illustrated. Double Column. 4to, illustrated gree n stapled card covers. Reprinted from the Journal of Education, Vol. 7, No.1, January, 1981. About the salt marshes which fringe the estuaries of the Chebogue and Tusket rivers in southwestern Nova Scotia. Very good. 10.00

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