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1 ACORN, Milton LAING, Don MILLER, Glenn HEAD, Jim In the Sky
Thomas Nelson & Sons, 1976, 
ACORN, Milton. "In the Sky". A poem published in Signatures : Poems of Canada : Two, edited by Jim Head, Don Laing and Glenn Miller, p. 55. (Don Mills, Ont.): Thomas Nelson & Sons, (1976). Pp. 70. Large 8vo, red card covers, grey ill. to front, grey titles to front and spine. Also includes Alden Nowlan's "On the Nature of Human Compassion"; Margaret Atwood's "Bull Song" and "The Animals in That Country": Irving Layton's "The Predator". Verical crease the length of the front cover, spine and front worn, else vg. 15.00

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Field and Forest Rambles, With Notes on the Natural History of Eastern History of Eastern Canada, ADAMS, A.Leith
2 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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3 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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4 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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5 ADELMANN, Frederick J., ed. Boston College Studies in Philosophy, Volume 1 Quest for the Absolute
Boston College, Martinus Nijhoff, Chestnut Hill and The Hague, 1966, 
ADELMANN, Frederick J., ed. The Quest for the Absolute. Frederick J. Adelmann, Editor. Chestnut Hill, MA and The Hague: Boston College and Martinus Nijhoff, 1966. Pp. (6),[vii]-xx,[1]-207,(1). 8vo, printed cream card covers with french flaps. Boston College Studies in Philosophy, Volume 1. "This volume of essays is of especial interest to scholars working in the areas of the studies. The insights developed especially in the medieval period are valuable to students of this period. The studies range on metaphysical and historical thems from the later Aristotelians through the Greek Fathers, JohnDamascene, Aquinas, Suarez, Solovyov, Marx and Merleau-Ponty. The student interested in Marxism will find new developments of the thought of Solovyovand Contemporary Marxism. Studies of modern thinkers like Solovyov, Husser l and Marx from a scholastic background will be helpful for those preparingdissertations on these philosophers. The copious references are valuable g uides for future doctoral candidates in their work; and hence, this volume is an essential library acquisition for the university." - from the front flap. Contents: Stuart B. Martin's "The Nature of the Human Intellect as it is Expounded in Themistius' 'Paraphrasis in Libros Aristotelis de Anima'"; Frederick J. Adelmann's "The Theory of Will in St. John Damascene"; WilliamE. Carlo's "Idea and Concept: a Key to Epistemology"; John P. Rock's "Divi ne Providence in St. Thomas Aquinas"; Norman H. Wells's "Descartes on Distinction"; Joseph L. Navickas's "Hegel and the Doctrine of Historicity of Vladimir Solovyov"; Thomas J. Blakeney's "The Salient Features of the Marxist-Leninist Theory of Knowledge"; and Richard T. Murphy's "A Metaphysical Critique of Method: Husserl and Merleau-Ponty". Covers rubbed with a small dampstain to upper left front corner, chip to head of spine, bookplate verso front cover, name, else very good. 30.00

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Fisherman's Summer in Canada. First Canadian Edition, AFLALO, F. G.
6 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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7 AKBALYAN, Ye. R. (compiler) Practical Dictionary of Siberia and the North, with CD-ROM
European Publications & Severnye Prostory,, Moscow, 1948, ISBN:5987970024 
AKBALYAN, Ye. R. (compiler). Practical Dictionary of Siberia and the North.Pp (8),[7]-1101,(3). Illustrated. Maps. Triple Column. 4to, grey imitation animal skin binding, with convex medallion and incised animals to front bo ard, and gilt letering on black label to spine. "Practical Dictionary of Siberia and the North" is the first universal edition in the history of worldbook publishing which embraces history, nature, geography, economy of the Russian North and its peoples, and ethnographic data on indigenous numerically small ethnic groups. The dictionary contains 500 black-and-white illustrations and three color insets with Northern maps, flora and fauna, and clothing of Northern peoples. Note: CD contains 2,000 more illustrations, photos, and maps, as well as sound tracks with samples of Northern ethnic music. ADDITIONAL SHIPPING CHARGES WILL BE REQUIRED FOR ORDERS OUTSIDE CANADA DUE TO ITS WEIGHT. Very good, with CD-ROM. 125.00

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8 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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9 ALEXANDER, Martin S., ed. GRAHAM, Helen, ed. French and Spanish Popular Fronts : Comparative Perspectives. First Edition in dustjacket, signed.
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1989, ISBN:0521350816 
ALEXANDER, Martin S. and Helen GRAHAM, eds. The French and Spanish Popular Fronts : Comparative Perspectives. Edited by Martin S. Alexander and Helen Graham. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, (1989). First Printing. Pp.(4),v-xiv,1-277,(5). 8vo, black cloth with gilt lettering to spine. "The m enace of triumphant Nazism and fascism across Europe in the 1930s drove theleft into unity with liberals, in order to make common cause against the e xtremist right. Popular Front initiatives were a significant attempt to barthe way to further fascist victories. This collection of essays focuses sp ecifically on France and Spain as the only two countries where Popular Front coalitions won political power through the ballot box. From a comparativeperspective the volume gathers leading experts on the 1930s who travel bey ond the territory of orthodox political history. Taken together, their contributions provide the first multi-dimensional approach to the Front phenomenon. The Popular Fronts in France and Spain emerge here as more than elite political partnerships -- they were movements of the masses in search fo social, cultural and educational change." -from the dustjacket. Contents: 1. Joel Cotton: "The formation of the French Popular Front, 1934-6"; 2. SantosJulia: "The origins and nature of the Spanish Popular Front"; 3. H. Haywoo d Hunt: "The French Radicals, Spain and the emergence of appeasement"; 4. Michael Alpert: "The Spanish army and the Popular Front"; 5. Martin S. Alexander: "Soldiers and Socialists: the French officer corps and leftist government, 1935-7"; 6. Mary Vincent: "The Spanish Church and the Popular Front: the experience of Salamanca province"; 7. James Steel: "'La main tendue', the French Communist Party and the Catholic Church, 1935-7"; 8. Tom Kemp: "Trotskyist and left-wing critics of the Popular Front"; 9. Paul Heywood: "The development of marxist theory in Spain and the Frente Popular"; 10. DavidBerry: "The other Popular Front: French anarchism and the Front Revolution naire"; 11. Alan Forrest: "The French Popular Front and the politics of Jacques Doriot"; 12. Adrian Rossiter: "The Blum government, the Consiel National Economique and economic policy"; 13. Jose Manuel Macarro Vera: "Social and economic policies of the Spanish left in theory and in practice"; 14. Sian Reynolds: "Women, men and the 1936 strikes in France"; 15. David A.L. Levy: "From clientelism to communism: the Marseille working class and the Popular Front"; 16. Adrian Shubert: "A reinterpretation of the Spanish PopularFront: the case of Asturias"; 17. Julian Jackson: "Le temps des loisirs: p opular tourism and mass leisure in the vision of the Front Populaire"; 18. Christopher Cobb: "The educational and cultural policy of the Popular Frontgovernment in Spain, 1936-9"; 19. Martin Stanton: "French intellectual gro ups and the Popular Front: traditional and innovative uses of the media". Very good in dustjacket. Signed, dated, and warmly inscribed by editor Martin S. Alexander, on the first page. 50.00

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10 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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11 ALLARDT, Erik. Implications of the Ethnic Revival in Modern, Industrialized Society : A Comparative Study of the Linguistic Minorities in Western Europe. Commentationes Scientiarum Socialium, Vol. 12
Societas Scientiarum Fennica, Helsinki / Helsingfors , 1979, ISBN:9516530893 
ALLARDT, Erik. Implications of the Ethnic Revival in Modern, IndustrializedSociety : A Comparative Study of the Linguistic Minorities in Western Euro pe. Commentationes Scientiarum Socialium, Vol. 12 (1979). Helsinki – Helsingfors : Societas Scientiarum Fennica, (1979). Pp [1]-81,(3). Map. Tables. 8vo, blue printed card covers. Contents : 1. The recrudescence of ethnic mobilization in Western Europe. 2. Changes in the nature and the social significance of ethnicity. 3. Modes of categorization and the cultural division of labor. 4. Attempt at a statistical analysis of linguistic minorities in Western Europe. 5. Summary: The linguistic minorities in industrial society.Penned initials to front cover, else very good. 35.00

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12 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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13 ALLEN, E. Chesley Poems
ALLEN, E. Chesley. Poems., October 5th, 1945. Pp (4),5-36. 8vo, card covers. Laugher p.5, Watters p.5. A collection of mostly nature poems by this Arcadia, Yarmouth County native. Light spotting to covers, else very good. 20.00

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14 ALSOP, Fred J., III. Birds of Canada
DK (c/o Tourmaline Editions Inc., Toronto, 2004, ISBN:1553630327 
ALSOP, Fred J., III. Birds of Canada. (Toronto) : DK (c/o Tourmaline Editions Inc., 2004). First Canadian Printing. Pp [1]-684. Illustrated. Index. Large 8vo, illustrated black paper covered boards, with matching dustjacket. Complete profiles of more than 600 species. Chapters include Visual References, Anatomy of Birds, Topography, Variations within Species, How to Identify Birds, Identifying Birds in Flight, Bird Silhouettes, Behavior, Distribution, Watching birds in backyard and field, Conservation, etc. ADDITIONAL SHIPPING CHATGES WILL BE REQUIRED DUE TO ITS MASSIVE WEIGHT. Very good in dustjacket. 35.00

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15 AMES, James Barr. Lectures on Legal History and Miscellaneous Legal Essays. With a Memoir.
Harvard University Press / Humphrey Milford, Oxford University Press, Cambridge / London , 1913, 
AMES, James Barr. Lectures on Legal History and Miscellaneous Legal Essays.With a Memoir. Cambridge : Harvard University Press / London : Humphrey Mi lford, Oxford University Press, (May) 1913. Second Thousand (Printing). Pp [i]-viii,[1]-553,(1), frontispiece portrait. Index. Large 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Ames (1846-1910) was dean of Harvard Law School from 1895 to 1910. Contents : Memoir of James Barr Ames. Points in Legal History: I. The Salic and Anglo-Saxon Courts. II. Substantive Law before the Time of Bracton. III. Appeals. IV. Trespass de Bonis Asportatis. V. Replevin. VI. Detinue. VII. Trover. VIII. Debt. IX.Covenant. X. Specialty Contracts and Equitable Defenses. XI. Account. XII. Simple Contracts prior to Assumpsit. XIII. Express Assumpsit. XIV. Implied Assumpsit. XV. Assumpsit for Use and Occupation. XVI. The Disseisin of Cha ttels. XVII. The Nature of Ownership. XVIII. The Inalienability of Choses in Acttion. XIX. Injuries to Realty. XX. The Origin of Uses. XXI. The Originof Trusts. XXII. Specific Performance of Contracts. Miscellaneous Legal Es says: Purchase for Value without Notice; The Doctrine of Price v. Neal; TheFailure of the "Tilden Trust"; Novation; Can a Murderer acquire Title by h is Crime, &c.; Two Theories of Consideration; The Vocation of the Law Professor; Mutuality in Specific Performance; Specific Performance for and against Strangers, &c.; Forged Transfers of Stock; How far an Act may be a Tort because of the wrongful Motive, &c.; Following misappropriated Property into its Product; Constructive Trusts based upon the Breach of an express oralTrust of Land; Law and Morals; Undisclosed Principal — His Rights and Liab ilities; James Bradley Thayer; Christopher Columbus Langdell. ADDITIONAL SHIPPING CHARGES WILL APPLY DUE TO ITS WEIGHT. Bubbling to cloth, penned giftinscription on paperclipped name card, rust stains from paperclip, else a very good copy. 75.00

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16 AMIS, Martin Time's Arrow. First American Edition in dustjacket
Harmony Books, 1991, 
AMIS, Martin. Time's Arrow or The Nature of the Offense. NY: Harmony Books,(1991). First US edition. Pp 168. 8vo, grey spine with black boards. Remai nder mark to bottom edge, else vg in very slightly rubbed dj. 30.00

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17 AMTMANN, Bernard. Bibliography of Canadian Children's Books and Books for Young People 1841-1967 investigation into the nature and extent of early Canadian children’sbooks and books for young people. / Livres de l'enfance & livres de la jeu nesse au Canada 1841-1967
AMTMANN, Bernard. A Bibliography of Canadian Children's Books and Books forYoung People 1841-1967 investigation into the nature and extent of early C anadian children’s books and books for young people. / Livres de l'enfance & livres de la jeunesse au Canada 1841-1967.. Montreal : (Bernard Amtmann Inc.), 1977. First Edition. Pp (6),v-viii,(1),1-124,(2). 8vo, light orange cardcovers. Very good. 35.00

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18 ANDERSON, Lindsay, Captain JOHNSTON, W.H., preface Cruise in an Opium Clipper. New Edition
George Allen & Unwin Ltd, London, 1935, 
ANDERSON, Lindsay, Captain. A Cruise in an Opium Clipper. With a new Preface by W.H. Johnston. London : George Allen & Unwin Ltd, (1935). New Edition,Entirely Re-set. Pp (8),[9]-224. Illustrated. 8vo, grey cloth, blue letter ing to front board and spine, top edge dyed blue. Ships mentioned in the Preface include the Eamont, the America, and the Hispaniola. Contents : Preface. 1. I Take Service on Board an Opium Clipper at Shanghai; 2. A Visit to a Sailors' Boarding-House; 3. Sailors' Wrongs and Remedies — a Crimp's Tricks; 4. A Crimp's Tricks {continued); 5. I Make Acquaintance With My New Shipmates; 6. A Secret Expedition; 7. A Typhoon; 8. A Typhoon [continued); 9. The Typhoon Passes Away; 10. We Arrive at Moy and Refit; 11. The Captain Explains the Nature of the Enterprise; 12. We Reach Our Destination, but Cannot Pass the Reef; 13. Seeking for a Passage; 14. Still Seeking; 15. A Passage Discovered; 16. Bumping Over the Reef; 17. A Snug Harbour, but a JealousNeighbour; 18. We Do a Good Trade; 19. Traffic on Board; 20. Surveying the Entrance to the Harbour; 21. Surveying Operations Continued; 22. We Succes sfully Cross the Reef in a Boat; 23. Return Across the Reef; 24. More Trading; 25. The Last of Our Cargo Sold - Symptoms of a Typhoon; 26. A Typhoon; 27. Anl Armed Junk Grounds Close to Us — We Capture Her — The Dutch Schooner Swept Away; 28. We Search for the Schooner and Find Her Ashore — A Brush with Wreckers; 29. We Rescue the Crew — My Party Relieved by the Captain and a Fresh Party; 30. Miraculous Escape trom Hostile Natives — The Captain and His Men Hunted by Them; 31. Search for Missing Men — Horrible Discovery;32. An Expedition — We Capture a Mandarin; 33. Preparations for a Second E xpedition; 34. We Disembark at the Wreckers' Village; 35. The Mandarin Escapes — We Burn the Village and Return Safely; 36. A Jesuit Missionary Seeks Refuge With Us — Tells of Hostile Intentions Against Us — We Resolve to Negotiate; 37. Native Merchants Ransom the Junk — They Promise to Use Their Influence Wl'th the Chief Mandarin of the District; 38. We Proceed to the Chief Mandarin's Village, Reach Our Destination, and Land Without Opposition; 39. A Satisfactory Arrangement — We Visit the Schooner and Bury the Murdered Men; 40. The Natives Attack Us by Land and Water — They Are Easily Repulsed; 41. News of the Approach of a Squadron of Formosian War Junks; 42. The Arrival of the Squadron Announced — We Capture the Leading Junk as it Enters the Harbour; 43. The Other Three Junks Captured One by One; 44. Peace Placed on a Firm Basis; 45. We Leave — Cross the Reef Safely — Reach Amoy — I Am Sent to Hongkong with Letters for the Owners - Conclusion. Slightly cocked, spine and covers browned and smudged, name, some minor foxing and smudging internally, else good. 65.00

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19 ANDERSON, M. S. Historians and Eighteenth Century Europe 1715-1789. First Edition in dustjacket
Clarendon Press / Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1979, ISBN:0198225482 
ANDERSON, M. S. Historians and Eighteenth Century Europe 1715-1789. Òxford : Clarendon Press, 1979. First Edition. Pp (4),[v]-vi,(2),[1]-251,(1). Index. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "This book surveys the development, over the last two centuries or more, of historians' ideas and views about the most important issues in the history of eighteenth-century Europe.Some aspects of that history have aroused violent and prolonged controvers y which is still active today. Was the great French Revolution in some way immanent in the structure of the Old Regime in France and thus inevitable? Or was that structure fundamentally healthy and brought down in revolution only by the malice of dissident groups or by mere ill-luck? Was the Enlightenment a great movement of intellectual and therefore ot social and political liberation, or a destructive assault on the bonds which held states and societies together? These questions bit'terly divided contemporary observers: they still divide historians today. The character and achievement of thegreat 'Enlightened Despots' of the period and the origins of the Industria l Revolution in Britain are other controversial issues which bulk iarge in the book. In each case, on the basis of a wide-ranging survey of writing infive languages, the development of historians' thinking is analysed. The i nfluence on that thinking of the social, political and intellectual environment in which individual scholars worked, and the importance of deweloping ideas about the nature and scope of history in general, are stressed." (from the dj). Contents : Preface. I. The Old Regime in France : Early Works: from the Eighteenth Century to the July Monarchy; Romantics and Ideologues: from Michelet to Taine; The Old Historiography at its Zenith; The Last Forty Years: Quantification, Regional Studies, Mentalites. II. The Enlightenment : Traditional Views: an Age of Reason and Freedom or one of merely destructive Criticism?; Voltaire and Rousseau: the Historiography of Two Thinkers; A New Departure or an Outgrowth of the Past ?; The Triumph of the Bourgeois Spirit ?; The Streak of Irrationalism; Widening Views. III. Monarchs andDespots : Thee Idea of Enlightened Despotism; Prussia: Frederick the Great ; Russia: Catherine the Great; The Habsburg Empire: Maria Theresa and Joseph II. IV. Great Britain: Industry and Parliamentary Government : The Origins of the Industrial Revolution; King, Parliament, and Parties: the Problem of the First Years of George III. Conclusion. Very good in dustjacket. 50.00

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Trade, Plunder and Settlement : Maritime Enterprise and the Genesis of the British Empire.  First Edition Hardcover in dustjacket., ANDREWS, Kenneth R.
20 ANDREWS, Kenneth R. Trade, Plunder and Settlement : Maritime Enterprise and the Genesis of the British Empire. First Edition Hardcover in dustjacket.
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1984, ISBN:0521257603 1984 0521257603 / 9780521257602 
ANDREWS, Kenneth R. Trade, Plunder and Settlement : Maritime Enterprise andthe Genesis of the British Empire 1480-1630. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, (1984). First Printing. Pp. (6),v-ix,(1),1-394,(10). 8vo, black cloth with gilt lettering to spine.

"Not since 1945 has a general account of the origins of the British Empire been published, as if the demise of the empire freed us from our imperial past and historians from any obligation to digest it. Of course, it has done nothing of the kind, but it does enable the historian today to approach that past in a more critical spirit and to attempt a deeper and more detached analysis than could have been expected a generation ago. The purpose of this work is therefore not merely to reco unt but to explain the course of English overseas expansion and the beginning of the overseas empire; a prolonged pregnancy, culminating in a difficult birth and sickly infancy.

The introductory essay discusses the forces and motives involved in the expansion movement, which is seen as being part of a wider European movement and derivative in many ways from it. The author considers the attitude and conduct of the Tudors and early Stuarts towards this fundamentally commercial movement and examines the nature and importance of sea power, the contribution of different social groups, and the relevance of religious and economic ideals as well as nationalistic sentiment.These various themes are taken up again in the narrative chapters which follow, dealing with the enterprises of exploration, trade, plunder and colonisation successively through from the early Bristol quest for 'Brasil' to the diverse ventures of the 1620s. The last chapter comments on the itneraction of trade, plunder and settlement and the wave-like chronological pattern of the English advance to oceanic empire." - from the dustjacket.

With many Newfoundland references, particularly in chapters 9 and 14.

1.Early Ventures, 1480-1550;
2. The Northeast;
3. From Muscovy to Persia;
4. The Levant;
5. Western Africa;
6. The Caribbean;
7. Beyond the Equinoctial ;
8. Northwest with Frobisher and Davis;
9. Gilbert's Ventures;
10. Roanoke;
11. The Sea-War, 1585-1603;
12. The East India Company;
13. The West Indies, 1585-1630;
14. North America, 1591-1630;
15. North and Northwest, 1602-32;
16. Reflections.

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