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1 Aberdeen, Scotland] Aberdeen, Deeside, Ballater, Braemar, Ellon, Cruden Bay, and Stonehaven.
Valentine & Sons, Ltd., Dundee, 1905, 
[Aberdeen, Scotland]. Aberdeen, Deeside, Ballater, Braemar, Ellon, Cruden Bay, and Stonehaven. Dundee: Valentine & Sons, Ltd., [n.d. - early 1900s]. Pp. [32]. Illustrated. Double column. Oblong 8vo, gilt decorated green boards with tartan illustration to front. A pictorial representation of turn-of-the-century Aberdeen (and surrounding areas). Includes several dozen black-and-white photographs of various landmarks throughout the Scottish city. Covers detached from volume but present, spine heavily worn, some edgewear, small dampstain to top right corner of front board, else vg. 45.00

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2 AIKIN, John England Described
Baldwin, Cradock & Joy, London, 0, 
AIKIN, John. England Described : Being a Concise Delineation of Every County in England and Eales, with an Account of Its Most Important Products; Notice of the Principal Seats; and a View of Transactions, Civil and Military,&c. [L.: Baldwin, Cradock & Joy, ca. 1810s.]. Pp. 499. Lacking map. 8vo, c alf, with red title block and gilt lettering to spine. Both boards missing,title page and map missing, spine nicked. As is. 50.00

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3 Alexandra Women's Institute - Prince Edward Island Short History of the District of Alexandra. Prince Edward Island / History of Alexandra :200 Years 1764-1964
Alexandra Women's Institute, 1965, 
(Alexandra Women's Institute). A Short History of the District of Alexandra. Prince Edward Island. N.pl.: Compiled by The Alexandra Women's Institute,1965. Pp [1]-59,(1),+ 4 p plates. Map. 8vo, illustrated white stapled card covers. Cover title : A History of Alexandra :200 Years 1764-1964. Content s : Historical Sketch of Prince Edward Island; Topography; Census; Map; Early Days; Transportation; Alexandra Wharf; Five Mile House; Alexandra Today;Agriculture (Farm Power - Sheep Raising - Mud Digging – Farm Fences - Hay Storage - Ploughs - Blacksmithing - Wreck of Seven Brothers - Boat Building- Fox Ranching - Lobster Factories - Other Fishing - Oil Drilling - Buildi ng Foundations - Home Construction); Illumination; Water; Frolics and Bees;Alexandra School Days; Singing Schools; Alexandra Baptist Church; Doctors; Nurses; Alexandra Rural Telephone Company; Women's Institute; Youth Clubs; Blooming Hope Lodge; Rifle Range; Postal Service; Family Trees; Properties ; Honor Roll, 1914-1918; Honor Roll, 1939-1945; Recent Property Changes; A ppendix A. Faint browning to spine, penned name, else very good. 80.00

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4 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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Book of British Topography : A Classified Catalogue of the Topographical Works in the Library of the British Museum relating to Great Britain and Ireland, ANDERSON, John P.
5 ANDERSON, John P. Book of British Topography : A Classified Catalogue of the Topographical Works in the Library of the British Museum relating to Great Britain and Ireland
Satchel, London, 1881, 
ANDERSON, John P. The Book of British Topography : A Classified Catalogue of the Topographical Works in the Library of the British Museum relating to Great Britain and Ireland. London : W. Satchell & Co., 1881. Pp (6),[vii]-xvi,[1]-472,(4,ads). 8vo, brown cloth, t.e.g. Hinges cracked, a few pages foxed, else vg. 125.00

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6 ANDREWS, Mary] Cornish Pasty : The Journal of a Medical Student on Sick Leave in the Land of Giants during the Great War. Second Edition.
J. H. Lake & Co., Falmouth, 1927, 
[ANDREWS, Mary]. A Cornish Pasty : The Journal of a Medical Student on SickLeave in the Land of Giants during the Great War. By M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P. Fa lmouth : J. H. Lake & Co., 11 & 12, Market Strand, n.d. [1927]. Second Edition. Pp (4),5-68. 8vo, illustrated pale blue card covers, lettered in black, with a blank spine. "Written during a long sick leave from work in a Military Hospital during the war, this little book was originally published as a "Medical Prescription" for others who were worn out in body and mind, hoping they might seek peace by the Cornish sea." (from the Preface). Contents: Preface to Second Ediiton. 1. Westward Ho ! 2. Something about the Haven . 3. Concerning Big Men and Little Men. 4. The Lonely Coast and Cave Explorations. 5. A Day in Troy Town. 6. A Winter Day (January 16th). 7. O.H.M.S. 8. Concerning a Voyage to Percuil; a Modern Saint of Cornwall; a Wedding; and sone Ass-folk. 9. The Call of the Seashore. 10. The Great Gale. 11. The Little White Bird. 12. The Coming of Spring. 13. Tales of the Cornish Saints. 14. S.S. "St. Mawes" - 1917. 15. The Last Week. 16. The Land of Giants and Cream. Spine and margins sunned, light wear to corners, penned name, else very good. 50.00

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North West Miramichi : A History of the Locality with Genealogies and History of the Menzies, Sinclair, Curtis, and Mullin Families. First Edition in dustjacket, ARBUCKLE, Doreen Menzies
7 ARBUCKLE, Doreen Menzies North West Miramichi : A History of the Locality with Genealogies and History of the Menzies, Sinclair, Curtis, and Mullin Families. First Edition in dustjacket
Westboro Printers, 1978, 1978 0969077009 / 9780969077008 
ARBUCKLE, Doreen Menzies. The North West Miramichi : A History of the Locality with Genealogies and History of the Menzies, Sinclair, Curtis, and Mullin Families. (Ottawa : Printed by Westboro Printers Limited, 1978). First Edition. Pp (5),viii-xviii,[1]-463,(1). Illustrated. 8vo, green imitation leather, gilt lettering to spine.

Contents :
Chapter I :
1. A poem.
2. Service in War.
3. Geography, Topography Climate.
4. General History 1534-1763.

Chapter II :
1. General History 1764-1973.
2. Militia.

Chapter III :
1. Indians.
2. Population and Migration.

Chapter IV :
1. Fish and Game.
2. Farm and Forest.

Chapter V :
1. Economic Developments.

Chapter VI :
1. Education.
2. Buildings and Institutions.

Chapter VII : Communications:
1. Roads and Bridges.
2. Navigation.
3.Telegraph.
4. Railway.
5. Telephone.

Chapter VIII :
1. Geographical Names and Post Offices.

Chapter IX :
1. Health and Welfare.
2. Strong Drink.

Chapter X :
1. Lost in the Woods.
2. Fire and Flood.

Chapter XI :
1. Societies and Organizations.
2. Religion: General.

Chapter XII :
1. Religion: Local Churches.

Chapter XIII : 1. Social Life and Recreation.

Chapter XIV :
1. William Martin.
2. Robert Forsyth.
3. John Menzies and His Genealogy.
4. Peter Menzies.

Chapter XV :
1. Angus Gillis.
2. John Fraser.
3. Thomas Mullin.
4 . The Keating Family.
5. Alexander Mullin and His Genealogy.

Chapter XVI :
1. Henry Copp.
2. Andrew Sinclair.
3. Peter H. Sinclair and His Genealogy.

Chapter XVII :
1. Daniel Curtis and His Genealogy.
2. Patrick Curtis.

Chapter XVIII :
1. Frank and Menzies.
2. Kathleen Menzies Wenger.
3. Doreen Menzies Arbuckle.
4. Clarence S. Menzies.

Chapter XIX :
1. Clans, Families, and Surnames.

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8 ARBUCKLE, Doreen Menzies North West Miramichi : A History of the Locality with Genealogies and History of the Menzies, Sinclair, Curtis, and Mullin Families. First Edition in dustjacket, Signed
Westboro Printers, 1978, 1978 0969077009 / 9780969077008 
ARBUCKLE, Doreen Menzies. The North West Miramichi : A History of the Locality with Genealogies and History of the Menzies, Sinclair, Curtis, and Mullin Families. (Ottawa : Printed by Westboro Printers Limited, 1978). First Edition. Pp (5),viii-xviii,[1]-463,(1). Illustrated. 8vo, green imitation leather, gilt lettering to spine.

Contents :
Chapter I :
1. A poem.
2. Service in War.
3. Geography, Topography Climate.
4. General History 1534-1763.

Chapter II :
1. General History 1764-1973.
2. Militia.

Chapter III :
1. Indians.
2. Population and Migration.

Chapter IV :
1. Fish and Game.
2. Farm and Forest.

Chapter V :
1. Economic Developments.

Chapter VI :
1. Education.
2. Buildings and Institutions.

Chapter VII : Communications:
1. Roads and Bridges.
2. Navigation.
3.Telegraph.
4. Railway.
5. Telephone.

Chapter VIII :
1. Geographical Names and Post Offices.

Chapter IX :
1. Health and Welfare.
2. Strong Drink.

Chapter X :
1. Lost in the Woods.
2. Fire and Flood.

Chapter XI :
1. Societies and Organizations.
2. Religion: General.

Chapter XII :
1. Religion: Local Churches.

Chapter XIII : 1. Social Life and Recreation.

Chapter XIV :
1. William Martin.
2. Robert Forsyth.
3. John Menzies and His Genealogy.
4. Peter Menzies.

Chapter XV :
1. Angus Gillis.
2. John Fraser.
3. Thomas Mullin.
4 . The Keating Family.
5. Alexander Mullin and His Genealogy.

Chapter XVI :
1. Henry Copp.
2. Andrew Sinclair.
3. Peter H. Sinclair and His Genealogy.

Chapter XVII :
1. Daniel Curtis and His Genealogy.
2. Patrick Curtis.

Chapter XVIII :
1. Frank and Menzies.
2. Kathleen Menzies Wenger.
3. Doreen Menzies Arbuckle.
4. Clarence S. Menzies.

Chapter XIX :
1. Clans, Families, and Surnames.

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9 BALL, Wilfrid. Sussex. Painted by Wilfrid Ball.
Adam and Charles Black, London , 1906, 
BALL, Wilfrid. Sussex. Painted by Wilfrid Ball. London : Adam & Charles Black, MCMVI [1906]. Pp [i]-xi,(1),1-197,(1),(4,ads),+ 75 colour plates (each with a printed tissue guard) + folding map at rear. Index. Large 8vo, blue cloth, decorated in gilt, gold and white, gilt lettering to front board andspine, top edge gilt. Contents : 1. The Physical Nature of the County. 2. The Historical Development of Sussex. 4. The Individual Character of Sussexand the Way to see the County. Light wear to spine ends and corners, ex-li brary (spine numbering, bookplate, penned number, rear pouch), else very good. 50.00

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10 Beecham's Phooto-folio) Beecham's Photo-folio : 24 Choice Photographic Views. One Penny. Bristol & Clifton
Thomas Beecham, St. Helens, Lancashire, 1899, 
(Beecham's Phooto-folio). Beecham's Photo-folio : 24 Choice Photographic Views. One Penny. Bristol & Clifton. St. Helens, Lancashire : Thomas Beecham,n.d. [1899?]. Pp (24) unnumbered. Illustrated. Small oblong 8vo, yellow st apled wrapers, letlered and decorated in red and black. Photo-captions : The Cathedral and Jubilee Statue - Bristol; The Cathedral and St. Augustine'sGate; The Cathedral and Jubilee Statue - Bristol; The Cathedral, Norh Side - Bristol; Bristol Cathedral, Choir East; Bristol Cathedral, The Norman Ga te; Bristol Cathedral, North Porch; Colstons Avenue - Bristol; St. Augustine's Parade - Bristol; The Quay - Bristol; The Downs - Clifton; St. Mary's Redcliffe, THe REredos - Bristol; St. Augustine's Gate - Bristol; The Cemetery - Bristol; College Green - Bristol; Clifton Bridge (I); Clifton Bridge (II); Clifton Bridge, From Ferry; Clifton Bridge (III); Christ Church - Clifton; The Promenade - Clifton; Drinking Fountain on the Downs - Clifton; TheRiver from the Downs - Clifton; Clifton from the Downs. Penned name dated April 1899, rubbed, staple rusted, else every good. NOTE This small item will require less postage to ship. 30.00

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11 BELL, Fergus Hanna Newry, Warrenpoint & Rostrevor : Early Photographs from the Lawrence Collection 1865-80
Friar's Bush Press, Belfast, 1989, 
BELL, Fergus Hanna. Newry, Warrenpoint & Rostrevor : Early Photographs fromthe Lawrence Collection 1865-80. (Belfast) : Friar's Bush Press, (1989). P p 78. Illustrated. Small oblong 8vo, card covers. Very good. 10.00

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12 BIRD, Junius B. Anthropological Papers of the American Museum of Natural History, 38:4 Excavations in Northern Chile
American Museum of Natural History, New York, 1943, 
BIRD, Junius B. Excavations in Northern Chile. New York: The American Museum of Natural History, 1943. Pp. (4),173-318,(2). Illustrated in black and white. Double column. 8vo, printed grey wraps with black lettering to front cover and blank spine. Anthropological Papers of the American Museum of Natural History, volume XXXVIII, part IV. Contents: 1. Introduction; 2. Climate and Topography: Effect on Life in Northern Chile; 3. Excavations in the Vicinity of Arica: i. Lower Azapa Valley, ii. Alacran Island, iii. Playa Miller Casino (La Lisera): Pottery -- Textiles and Basketry -- Miscellaneous -- Hunting and Fishing Gear -- Chipped Stone Artifacts -- Animal and Plant Remains -- Burials, iv. Los Gentiles Cemetery, v. Playa de los Gringos Cemetery: [examinations of seven grave sites and a false burial], vi. Excavations at Quiani: Chipped Stone Artifacts -- Hunting and Fishing Gear -- Miscellaneous -- Burials -- Conclusions, vii. Caleta Vitor; 4. Excavations at Punta Pichalo, Psagua: Artifacts -- Fishing Gear -- Miscellaneous -- Plant Remains -- Faunal Remains -- Burials -- Conclusions; 5. Excavations at Taltal: Coarse Stonework -- Fine Stonework -- Fishing Gear -- Miscellaneous -- Conclusions; 6. Coquimpbo and La Serena; 7. Conclusion. Name expunged from front cover, minor inking to title page and verso, else very good. Due to its small size, shipping costs should be cheaper than quoted. 40.00

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13 BLAIR, Duncan K Coastal Resource Management in the Gulf of Nicoya beige comb bound card covers
University of Washington, 1979, 1979 
BLAIR, Duncan K. Coastal Resource Management in the Gulf of Nicoya. [N. pl.] : University of Washington, 1979. Pp 52. 4to, beige plastic comb bound card covers.

Contents:
Part One.
1. The Physical Setting: Location and size of the Gulf of Nicoya Topography and climate - Population distribution

2. Resources, Uses and Activities in and around the Gulf:
Ports -
Fishing
Tourism -
Transportation -
Biological reserves - Runoff and waste water -
Agriculture -
Fresh water extraction -
Uses and activities associated with mangrove swamps -
1. Salt extraction -
2. Wood cutting -
3. Aquaculture -
Scientific research

3. The Legal Framework for Coastal Resource Management :
Hlstory -
Present
The public zone -
The restricted zone -
Other legislation;

4. The Institutional Framework for Coastal Resource Management:
Principal institutions and agency -
CONICIT -
International agencies -
OFIPLAN

5. Summary to Part One

Part Two.
6. Mangrove Uses :
Importance of mangroves to estuarine systems -
Possible effects of mangrove-associated uses and activities -
Legal recognition of these effects -
Administrative network of mangrove management :
MAG-Fish and Wildlife -
2. ICT -
Management problems Manipulation of agencies by private developers
Different agency orientations
Overlapping interests of other agencies
Shortage of funds, staff and equipment -
Summary and analysis

7. Tourism: Foreign and domestic -
Economic importance of tourism -
Connections between tourism and development projects and other resource uses -
Mata de Limon -
Puntarenas, central plateau and Fertica -
Arenal irrigation project - Summary and analysis

8. Summary and Conclusion

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14 BOCKING, Richard C. Mighty River : A Portrait of the Fraser. 1st Cdn in dj
Douglas & McIntyre, 1997, ISBN:155054523x 
BOCKING, Richard C. Mighty River : A Portrait of the Fraser. Vancouver : Douglas & McIntyre / Seattle : University of Washington Press, (1997). First Printing. Pp 294. Maps. 8vo. blue cloth. "'Mighty River' follows the Fraserfrom its source down to the Pacific, recounting many of the human and natu ral histories that intertwine on its banks. Author Richard Bocking describes the delicate ecosystems nourished by the Fraser and offers vivid historical glimpses of First Nations peoples, explorers like Alexander Mackenzie and Simon Fraser, and gold seekers trekking the river's canyon." - from the dj. Vg in dj. 25.00

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In Them Days : A Scrapbook of Friends and Happenings and An Alternative Enterprise. First Edition in dustjacket, signed by author, BRAMLEY, J. D.
15 BRAMLEY, J. D. In Them Days : A Scrapbook of Friends and Happenings and An Alternative Enterprise. First Edition in dustjacket, signed by author
Leedfs, Yorkshire, 2003, ISBN:0854622502 2003 0854622502 
BRAMLEY, J. D. In Them Days : A Scrapbook of Friends and Happenings and An Alternative Enterprise. (Yorkshire : Leeds, 2003. First Edition. Pp (3),iv-viii,1-299. 4to, green imitation leather, souine and front board lettered in gilt.
"Sherburn farmer, Don Bramley, has dug into his many archives, tapes, jottings and photngraphs. and has produced an enthralling book straight from many horses' mouths (so to speak). Sherburn. South Milford. Fairburn and Monk Fryston and tneir citizens are particularly well covered.

There is an early crystal-set making wheelwright and undertaker, Lord King's ex-mining mechanic, a bookie's runner, wheel-tapper, perfect village headmaster, cricket secretary of seventy years, a blind gentleman's gentleman, a Monk Fryston blacksmith from Devon and more! All tell their stories in their own way.

Long gone shops and farms are listed as well as the Good Old Days of farming, steam ploughing and threshing, the last catle at Home Farm and the sad demise of Church Fenton YFC 1993. Favourite writers J. L. Carr and A. G. Street get a chapter. Don's father's cycling adventures to Aberdeen, Brighton and Switzerland go back to pre keep fit and 3R days. Other sports include rugby, cricket, badminton and ploughing with an experience in a crowd of 104,000 at Odsal in 1954.

There is more of World War II including an AeroClub trip to the Lincs. Aviation Centre, looking ex-prisoners up in Germa ny and sixteen pages of an ex-Fairburner's last op. in 1944, and subsequent adventures. Less pages but a longer journey to work on the Burma railway will keep Harry Rawting's memories deservedly alive.

Back to happier times is the Story of the Load of Hay from the Halls at Towton to Middleham, whichDon has offered to Sir Alan Ayckbourn - but no reply as yet. His version of Julie Christie playing the ladv of Monk Fryston Hall at the turn of the century would compete with the Calendar Girls to a perfect setting.

All told there are 208 pages of A4 in hard back including 114 black and white and 96 colour photographs. Twelve poems add to the enjoyment as well as numerous original sayings and quotations." (from the dj).

Contents :
1. Reminscences from the Mitford Messenger.
2. Jim Bramley's Cycling Adventures.
3. Dick Pearson's Stories.
4. Sherburn People and Memories.
5. South Mitford.
6. Monk Fryston.
7. Fairburn.
8. The War.
9. Spoort.
10. Writers.
11. Miscellaneous.

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16 BUCHAN, James Walter (ed.). History of Peeblesshire. In Three Volumes
Jackson, Wylie and Co., Glasgow, 1925, 
BUCHAN, James Walter (ed.). A History of Peeblesshire. [In Three Volumes]. Glasgow : Jackson, Wylie and Co., Publishers to the University, 1925-1927. Pp [i]-xii,[1]-498,(2),+ 16 paltes + 2 folding maps (1 coloured); [i]-xv,(1),[1]-555,(1),+ 55 plates (7 folding) + 10 folding leaves of pedigrees + 4 folding maps; [i]-xix,(1),[1]-721,(1),+ 44 plates + 24 folding leaves of pedigrees + 8 folding maps. Text Illustrations. Index. 8vo, burgundy cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Contents : Vol. I : 1. Prehistoric and Roman Periods (by Thomas Hastie Bryce). 2. Historical Outline of the Enf of the Eighteenth Century (by Robert Sangster). 3. The County in the Nineteenth Century (by James R. Marshall). 4. The County in the Great War (by James D. Munro). 5. The Literature of the County (by Lt.-Col. John Buchan). 6. The Woollen Industry of Peeblesshire (by M.G. Thorburn of Glenormiston). 7. Architecturein the County (by B.N.H. Orphoot). 8. The Agriculture of Peeblesshire (by H.M. Conacher). 9. Geology (by Robert Eckford). 10. Botany (by Lt.-Col. F.R.S. Balfour of Dawyck). 11. Fauna (by W.T. Blackwood). Vol. II : 1. Peebles: Early History (by James Walter Buchan). 2. Peebles: 1600 to 1700 (by James Walter Buchan). 3. Peebles: 1700 to 1800 (by James Walter Buchan). 4. Peebles: 1800 to 1900 (by James Walter Buchan). 5. Peebles: Early Manners and Customs (by James Walter Buchan). 6. Peebles: The Burgh Possessions (by James Walter Buchan). 7, The Parish of Peebles (by James Walter Buchan). 8. The Parish of Innerleithen (by Robert mathieson). 9. The Parish of Eddleston (by Rev. G. Lindsay Leslie). 10. The Parish of Traquair (by A. Francis Steuart). Vol. III : 1. The Parish of Newlands (by Rev. Henry Paton). 2. The Parish of West Linton (by James Walter Buchan). 3. The Parish of Kirkurd (by Rev. T.D. Miller and James Walter Buchan). 4. The Parish of Skirling (by James Walter Buchan and Clement Bryce Gunn). 5. The Parish of Broughton, Glenholm and Kilbucho (by Rev. Henry Paton and James Walter Buchan). 6. The Parish of Tweedsmuir (by Mrs. John Land and James Walter Buchan). 7. The Parish of Drumelzier (by Rev. N.M. Kesting). 8. The Parish of Stobo (by Rev. J.R. Cruickskank). 9. The Parish of Lyne and Megget (by Rev. Moses Taggart andthe Editors). 10. The Parish of Manor (by the Editors with the assistance of Rev. J.W. Murray). ADDITIONAL SHIPPING WILL BE REQUIRED DUE TO ITS WEIGHT. Light waterstaining to corners and fore-edge of Vol. I, front inner hinges of Volumes II and II are cracked, light wear to edges and corners bumped, bubbling to inside covers, penned name to each volume, else good to very good. The 3-volume set for 385.00

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17 CALDER, Nigel English Channel. First American Edition in dustjacket
Viking, 1986, 1986 0670800228 / 9780670800223 
CALDER, Nigel. The English Channel. (New York) : Viking, (1986). First American Edition. Pp (4),[v]-vi,(4),[1]-373,(1) + 16 pages of illustrations. Maps in the text. 8vo, white cloth spine, blue paper-covered boards, red metallic lettering to spine.

Toy 2748.

"The strip of sea that the English call the Channel and the French call the Sleeve is, quite simply, the most fascinating piece of water in the world. The globe's busiest seaway, the Channel is a stormy passage that remains a wild frontier between, two closely related peoples who, by long tradition, detest each other's manners and phiiosophy.

Nigel Calder, whose informative, witty books have explained the mysteries of science to millions of readers, here embarks on a wide-ranging exploration of a body of water extraordinarily rich in natural and historical interest, an 'untidy museum,' touching on everything from geology and archaeology, history and politics, to navigational principles and the lore of the sea. His is a tour that slips through the boundaries of time: each stretch of coastline evokes a theme that may be prehistoric, ultramodern, or something in-between, from the cross-Channel invasion of 1066 to that of 1944, from the first airborne crossing by hydrogen balloon in 1785 to present-day plans for an underwater tunnel linking England to the Continent.

Offering unlimited opportunities for trading and smuggling, for piracy and conquest, the Channel has been the setting for events that shaped our world. But man's actions are always balanced by the sea itself, and Calder shows how the forces of nature — changes in the coastlines, the treacherous tides and impartial winds — have had a profound effect on the fates ot nations, As he traces the changes in the Channel over the centuries, Calder offers a unique view of such events as the collapse of the Roman Empire, the development of European trading rivalries, the defeat of the Spanish Armada, and the games of hide-and-seek that British, French, Russian, and American submarines play there today.

Geologists, marine scientists, and historians have all mined the Channel's rich remnants of past glories and disasters. In a charming and engaging synthesis of their findings and his own observations, Calder has written his most unusual work ever, a virtual 'biography' of the world's most celebrated waters. " - from the dj.

Chapters :
1. Towards Ushant : World's' Bend;
2. Towards Brest : Fit for an Admiral?;
3. Towards Roscoff : Accidentd Oil;
4. Towards Bréhat : Someone Else's Stones ;
5. Towards the Rance River : The Tides of Saint-Malo;
6. Towards Guernsey : Never a Barrier;
7. Towards Barfleur : Eleanor's Empire;
8. Towards Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue : Rooke's Bonfire;
9. Towards Ouistreham : The Beaches of Normandy;
10. Towards the Seine River : Heirs of the Vikings;
11. Towards Boulogne : Uranium River;
12. Towards Gris-Nez : Petroleum River;
13. Towards Calais : The Dam and the Tunnel;
14. Fogbound in Calais : Different Kinds of Madness;
15. Towards De Panne : Who Won the Armada Fight?;
16. Towards South Goodwin : Escape of an Army;
17. Towards Dover : Echoes in the Sand;
18. Towards Hastings : Wreck of a Dutchman;
19. Towards Brighton : The Seaside Age;
20. Towards Selsey : Green and Pleasant Land;
21. Towards the Solent : Pomp of Yesterday;
22. Towards Weymouth Bay : The Source of the Oil;
23. Towards Brixham: Slingers and Fishermen;
24. Towards Plymouth : The Drake Phenomenon;
25. Towards Fowey : Free Traders;
26. Towards Penzance : Earthy Assets;
27. Towards Bishop Rock : Beyond Nationhood.
With bibliography and index.

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Topography of Ireland.  in dj. , CAMBRENSIS, Giraldus GERALD of Wales O'MEARA, John J. (trans.)
18 CAMBRENSIS, Giraldus GERALD of Wales O'MEARA, John J. (trans.) Topography of Ireland. in dj.
Dundalgan Press (W. Tempest) Ltd., Dundalk, 1951, 
CAMBRENSIS, Giraldus. Topography of Ireland . The First Version, [newly translated from the earliest manuscript by John J. O'Meara]. Dundalk: Dundalgan Press (W. Tempest) Ltd., 1951. Pp. (6),[1]-121,(1), frontis., + 4 p. of black and white plates. Illustrated. Small 8vo, illustrated yellow paper covered boards in like jacket. Gerald of Wales's account of his travels to Ireland in the latter part of the twelfth century, with special emphasis paid to Ireland's natural history, its wonders, and its inhabitants. Vg in nicked dj. 50.00

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19 Canada - Handbook) STEVENS, H.H. Canada 1932 : The Official Handbook of Present Conditions and Recent Progress
Dominion Bureau of Statistics, Ottawa, 1932, 
(Canada - Handbook). Canada 1932 : The Official Handbook of Present Conditions and Recent Progress. Published by Authority of the Hon. H.H. Stevens, M.P., Minister of Trade and Commerce. Ottawa : Dominion Bureau of Statistics, (1932). Pp (4),3-192. Illustrated. Maps. Index. 8vo, maroon card covers, printed in black and white. Contents : 1. Area - Topography and Drainage - Climate; 2. Population - Births, Deaths and Marriages - Immigration - Aboriginal Races; 3. The Constitution and Government of Canada; 4. Wealth, Production and Income - Capital Investments; 5. Agriculture; 6. The Forest Wealth of Canada - Lunbering - Pulp and Paper; 7. Mines and Minerals; 8. The Water Powers of Canada; 9. The Fisheries of Canada (pp 79-82); 10. The Fur Trade; 11. The Manufactures of Canada; 12. Construction; 13. Transprtation andCommunications; 14. External Trade of Canada - Non-Commodity Exchanges - T ariff Relations; 15. Internal Trade - Wholesale and Retail Trade - Freight Movements - Stock Markets - Commodity Prices - Cost of Living. 16. Public Financfe; 17. Currency and Banking - Insurance - Loan and Trust Companies - Miscellaneous; 18. Labour; 19. Education - Research Concils - Libraries; 20. Miscellaneous Statistics. Spine sunned, else very good. 30.00

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20 CHALFANT, Fran C. JONSON, Ben) Ben Jonson's London : A Jacobean Placename Dictionary. First edition in dustjacket.
University of Georgia Press, Athens, 1978, ISBN:0820303925 
(JONSON, Ben). CHALFANT, Fran C. Ben Jonson's London : A Jacobean PlacenameDictionary. Athens: The University of Georgia Press, (1978). First Printin g. Pp. (10),[3]-215,(1). Map endpapers. Illustrated. 8vo, red cloth with gilt titles to spine, top edge dyed red. "Ben Jonson was a Londoner. He livedthere from his infancy, left for only brief periods of travel, and used va rious locales in or near London as the settings for eleven of his seventeenplays. 'Ben Jonson's London' opens with a discussion of the purpose, scope , and success of Jonson's use of London settings and placenames. Chalfant demonstrates that Ben Jonson brought the same judicious, erudite, and dramatically functional insight to his handling of London topography -- from overal settings to very brief mentions -- as he did to his well-known use of classical, mythological, and iconographical detail." - from the dustjacket. Very good in dustjacket. `25.00

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