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1 ABBOTT, Jack China and the English: or the Character and Manners of the Chinese. As Illustrated in the History of Their Intercourse with Foreigners.
Leavitt, Lord, & Co / Crocker & Brewster, New York / Boston, 1835, 
[ABBOTT, Jack]. China and the English: or the Character and Manners of the Chinese. As Illustrated in the History of Their Intercourse with Foreigners. Written for Abbott's Fireside Series. New York : Published by Leavitt, Lord, & Co., 132 Broadway / Boston : Crocker & Brewster, 1835. First Edition.Pp [1]-264. 12mo, blue pressed cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Contents : I. Marco Polo. II. Canton. III. Difficulties. IV. The English Embassy. V. The English Embassy – Continued. VI. Introduction of the Bible. Damage to corner of pp. 181-184 affecting a dew words, spine ends worn, corners bumped,cloth rubbed and smudged, pencil marks and name to endpapers, some foxing, else good. 125.00

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2 ABBOTT, Jacob Rollo's Tour of Europe) Rollo in Naples
John R. Anderson, New York, 1858, 
ABBOTT, Jacob. Rollo in Naples . NY: John R. Anderson, (1858). Pp. (1)-219,[1], including etched plates and frontis. Illustrated. Etched title page. 8vo, illustrated brown cloth with gilt series blocks to front and spine, gilt lettering to spine. A volume in the Rollo's Tour in Europe series, focusing on the 12-year-old protagonist's adventures in Italy. Inner hinges tender, spine ends chipped, some edgewear, else vg. 25.00

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3 ABLEY, Mark Beyond Forget : Rediscovering the Prairies. First Edition in dustjacket
Douglas & McIntyre, Vancouver / Toronto, 1986, ISBN:0888945205 
ABLEY, Mark. Beyond Forget : Rediscovering the Prairies. Vancouver / Toronto : Douglas & McIntyre, (1986). First Printing. Pp 260. 8vo, green cloth, endpaper maps. "This book of travel is a wonderfully fresh and vivid observation of people, places and patterns. .Here are the prairies revealed by a traveller with an eye for the idiosyncratic as well as the sublime." Abley's1985 journey through the small towns of Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Albert a. Vg-fine in dustjacket. 30.00

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4 ABRAHAM, J. Johnston Surgeon's Log : Impression of the Far East. 16 imp. in dj
Chapman and Hall, 1929, 
ABRAHAM, J. Johnston. The Surgeon's Log : Impression of the Far East. L.: Chapman and Hall, (1929). Sixteenth Impression. Pp 302, including frontis. +[7] pp of plates. 8vo, blue cloth. A bored young doctor signs on a merchan t vessel for a chance to find his place in the sun. Here in lies his impressions of the Far East just before the decline of the British Empire. Lightly cocked, slight wear to edges, foxing to text block edges, previous owner's bookplate to ffep, ow vg. Dust jacket has a attractive colored illustration, slightly rubbed with small vertical tear to head of spine on rear fold.45.00

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5 ACKERLEY, J.R. Hindoo Holiday. 2nd UK no dj
Chatto & Windus, 1932, 
ACKERLEY, J.R. Hindoo Holiday : An Indian Journal. L.: Chatto & Windus, (April) 1932. Second Printing. Pp [i]-xi,(3),3-341,(3). 8vo, brown cloth. Cocked, else vg. 50.00

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Bett and Jim Do the Mediterranean.  signed in dj. , ADAMS, James G
6 ADAMS, James G Bett and Jim Do the Mediterranean. signed in dj.
Dorrance and Co., 1938, 
ADAMS, James G. Bett and Jim Do the Mediterranean. Philadelphia, PA: Dorrance and Co., (1938). Pp 128. 8vo, orange cloth.
A narrative in journal form relating a grand tour of the Mediterranean, from Gibraltar, to Algiers, Cairo, Palestine, Greece, the Adriatic, and Italy.
Owner's inscription, else vg in dj. Signed by author, with publisher's ordering postcard. 70.00

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7 ADAMUSZEK, Jerzy Cuba is Not Only Varadero. signed.
Yunia Publications, St. Laurent, QC, 1997, ISBN:0968104401 
ADAMUSZEK, Jerzy. Cuba is Not Only Varadero : Around Cuba by Bicycle. (St. Laurent, QC): Yunia Publications, (1997). Pp. 207 + 16 p. of colour plates. 8vo, illustrated white card covers with black spine. The Polish-born Canadian's travelogue of his cycling trip around Cuba, bypassing much of the traditional tourist trail. Vg. Signed by the author on the ffep. 25.00

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8 AFLALO, F.G. Sunset Playgrounds : Fishing Days and Others in California and Canada. First Edition
Witherby & Co., 1909., London, Witherby & Co., 1909., 1909, 
AFLALO, F.G. Sunset Playgrounds : Fishing Days and Others in California andCanada. London : Witherby & Co., 1909. First Edition. Pp. (2),[iii]-xii,(2 ),[3]-251,(1) + frontispiece + 31 plates of photos. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Hand, A Bookman's Guide to Hunting, Shooting, Angling, and Related Subjects, A45. Leaving Britain on the liner Tagus and returning on the Empress of Ireland. Part I. From the Solent to the Golden Gates. 1. Days on the Caribbean; 2. New Orleans; 3. A Railroad Journey. Part II. California. 1. San Francisco; 2. The Lake of My Dreams [Lake Tahoe]; 3. The Finest Sea-Fishing in the World; 4. The Yosemite Valley and the Big Trees. Part III. - Two Cities. 1. A City of Roses [Portland, Oregon]; 2. Good-Bye to the States [Seattle, Washington]. Part IV. Canada. 1. The Pacific Slope; 2.The Rockies; 3. Cities of the Plain [Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto, Montreal] . With index. Weat to cloth, corners bumped, wear to inner hinges, else very good with clean interior. 45.00

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The Call of the Sea : A Prose Anthology, AFLALO, F.G. (comp.).
9 AFLALO, F.G. (comp.). The Call of the Sea : A Prose Anthology
E.P. Dutton, New York , 1907 
AFLALO, F.G., (comp.). The Call of the Sea : A Prose Anthology. New York : E.P. Dutton & Co., 1907. Pp [i]-xx,[1]-236. 12mo (4 x 6½ inches), gilt decorated blue cloth, gilt lettering to front and spine, all edges gilt, colour illustrated endpapers.

Frederick George Aflalo (1870 - 1918), a British zoologist and author.

Divided into sections :
I. The Ancients and the Sea.
II. The Character of the Sea.
III. Scenery.
IV. Night and Day.
V. Weather.
VI. Ships and Sea Travel.
VII. Life in the Sea.
VIII. Sea Fights.

Slight wear to spine edges, contemporary name, a few pen marks, else very good. 15.00

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10 Africa) Pictorial Africa : Its Heroes, Missionaries, and Martyrs : Stirring Narratives of their Perils, Adventures, and Achievements : Together with a Full and Descriptive Account of the Peoples, Deserts, Forests, Rivers, Lakes and Mountains of the "Dark Continen
James Sangster and Co., London, 1890, 
(Africa). Pictorial Africa : Its Heroes, Missionaries, and Martyrs : Stirring Narratives of their Perils, Adventures, and Achievements : Together witha Full and Descriptive Account of the Peoples, Deserts, Forests, Rivers, L akes and Mountains of the "Dark Continent." London : James Sangster and Co., n.d. [1890?]. Pp (6),[5]-396, frontispiece. Numerous wood engravings in text (some full-page). Large 8vo, lavender cloth, front board and spine illustrated and lettered in gilt, black and red. Contents : Introduction. 1. Adventures of James Bruce—Adventures of Mungo Park—The Niger Expedition, and its Failure. 2. Samuel Crowther, the Negro Missionary—Captain Burton's Criticisms—Speke and the Victoria Nyanza—Sir Roderick Murchison-Baker and the Albert Nyanza. 3. Great Revival of Religion—Missions Resulting from it—The Remarkable Career of James Wilson-The "Duff"—Martyn, Morrison, Patteson, Heber, Williams, Smith, and Moffat. 4. David Livmgstone—His Birth—Hardships ofhis Career—Resolves to be a Missionary—Goes to Ongar—Arrives at the Cape—H istory of the Country and its Inhabitants. 5. Adventure with a Lion—Missionary Wanderings— The Bakwains — Sechele — Description of the Country—The Boers. 6. Missionary Work—Relics of Animal Worship—Removal to Chonuane—Baptismof Sechele—Ravages of the Tsetse—A Pleasant River Trip—Discovery of Lake N gami. 7. Livingstone and the Great Chief Sebituane - He Mourns his Death - Discovery of th Zambesi in Mid-Africa - The Suppression of Slavery—Return to the Cape. 8. Journey of Exploration— Kuruman—Sechele—Sekeletu—Flora and Fauna—Life amongst the Natives—Female Chieftains Interviewed—A faint Tradition of the Deluge. 9. Journeyings continued—At Shinte's Village — Native Smiths—Bechuana Vocabulary - Difficulties in the Way—The Ocean Reached—What they said in England. 10. At Loanda— Monteiro's Description of the West Coast—The Journey back—Arrival at Linyanti—Results of the Journey. 11. Moffat inwSearch of Livingstone—Affecting Meeting with a Dropsical King—Brave and H onourable Conduct of Natives—Stores for Livingstone safely deposited. 12. Off to the East Coast - The Victoria Falls - Threatening Attitude of Natives- Sekwebu's Suicide—The Gospel of Commerce. 13. The Return of Livingstone— His Reception in London, Manchester, and other Centres - Prospects of Mission Work. 14. A Great Farewell Meeting—Setting out again for Africa—A DeadlyRegion—Hippopotami Hunters—A Climb over Burning Rocks. 15. Up the Shire - Animal Life on the River—Discuvery of the Lakes Shirwa and Nyassa - The Brewing of African Beer—Funerals and Wedding Processions. 16. At t the Victoria Falls—A Royal Leper—Natives Discuss the Resurrection—Narrow Escape from aTerrible Whirlpool—Livingstone Lost by his Party—A Storm on Lake Nyassa. 1 7. The Return of the Wanderer—Publication of the "Zambesi and its Tributaries - Setting out to Africa for the Last Time. 18. Henry Stanley's Early History - The "New York Herald" Expedition—Its Equipment at Zanzibar - A Marchto the Land of the Moon. 19. Stanley describes Livingstone — They Feast to gether — Stanley's Return — Lieutenant Cameron's Travels and Adventures. 20. Death of Livingstone—Arrival of the Body at Southampton—Impressive Reception - Funeral at Westminster Abbey, 21. Emin Pasha.—The Relief Expedition—Privations and Sufferings on the March—Meeting with Emin—Stanley's Return for the Rearguard—Homeward March—Accident to Emin - Stanley's Safe Arrival atZanzibar—Telegram from the Queen. 22. Gordon and Emin Pasha—Gordon's Early Career—He goes to the Crimea—Chinese Gordon—In the Soudan—The Two Heroes—G ordon's Death. Cloth rubbed and edgeworn, title page detaching, with two first prize for attendance bookplates dated 1891, else good. 50.00

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11 AHLBERG, Birgitta Trip on the Gota Canal. Second Edition.
Swedish Touring Club, Stockholm , 1954, 
AHLBERG, Birgitta. A trip on the Gota Canal. Second Edition. Stockholm : The Swedish Touring Club, MCMLIV [1954]. Pp [1]-111,(1). Illustrated. Maps. Small 8vo, illustrated tan cloth, lettered in blue to front board and spine.Penned address, else very good. 10.00

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12 Alberta Post-War Reconstruction Committee] Existing Financial Situation in Relation to Post-War Reconstruction
[Alberta Post-War Reconstruction Committee]. Existing Financial Situation in Relation to Post-War Reconstruction. Being the Interim Report by the Sub-Committee on Finance of the Alberta Post-War Reconstruction Committee. No place.: Alberta Publicity & Travel Bureau, Printed by A. Shnitka, King's Printer, 1943. Pp (2),3-119,(1). 8vo, blue cardcovers. Vg. 30.00

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13 ALBRIGHT, Madeleine WOODWARD, Bill Madam Secretary : A Memoir. First Printing in dustjacket. signed
Miramax Books, New York, 2003, ISBN:0786868430 
ALBRIGHT, Madeleine. Madam Secretary : A Memoir. With Bill Woodward. (New York) : Miramax Books, (2003). First Printing. Pp (6),vii-xiv,(2),3-562,+ 32pp plates. Text Illustrations. Index. 8vo, black cloth spine, grey paper c overed boards, silver lettering to spine. Contents : Part One - From Madlenka to Madeleine Albright : 1. Heroes & Villains. . Becoming an American. 3.Best of all possible worlds. 4. Family values. 5. Mrs. Albright goes to Wa shington. 6. From pole to pole. 7. 'Til death do us part. 8. The Velvet Revolution. Part Two - Fourteen Suits and a Skirt : 9. A sign saying simply "United States." 10. New World (dis)order. 11. Frequent flyer. 12. Horror in the Balkans. 13. The strength of my own voice. Part Three - Madam Secretary: 14. "I want you to be my Secretary of State." 15. Names on the synagogue wall. 16. Building a Europe whole and free. 17. Migraine Hussein.; 18. Wel come to the Middle East. 19. Palestinians and Israelis coming together. 20.Dueling with dictators. 21. As the world turns. Part Four - Waging War, Pu rsuing Peace : 22. A special kind of evil. 23. Milosevic is the problem. 24. Kosovo: diplomacy and the threat of force. 25. The alliance prevails. 26.Freedom and order in the global era. 27. Inside the hermit kingdom. 28. Th e fruitless quest. 29. Had we but world enough and time. Selected Chronology. Official international travel. Very good in unclipped dustjacket. Signedwith inscription by the author. With a Democrats Abroad Canada Luncheon in vitation / menu card laid in. The inscription was to an attendee of that luncheon and was dated on that day. 25.00

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14 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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15 ALEXANDER, Philip F., ed Earliest Voyages Round the World 1519-1617
Cambridge UP, 1925, 
ALEXANDER, Philip F., ed. The Earliest Voyages Round the World 1519-1617. Cambridge: At the University Press, 1925. Pp 216. Illustrated. 8vo, green cloth.
Cambridge Travel Books.
Contemporary accounts of the circumnavigations of Magellan, Drake, Cavendish, and Le Maire and Schouten.
Top of spine chipped, spine faded, slightly rubbed. With bookplate of Alexander Laing. 55.00

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16 ALLEN, Tom Rolling Home : A Cross-Canada Railroad Memoir. in dj.
Penguin Viking, Toronto, 2001, ISBN:0670884731 
ALLEN, Tom. Rolling Home : A Cross-Canada Railroad Memoir . (Toronto): Penguin Viking, (2001). Pp. [i]-xiv,(2),[1]-298,(6). Illustrated with maps. 8vo, blue cloth spine with grey paper covered boards, grey lettering to spine.The Canadian radio host's account of his cross-Canada railroad journey, st arting in Halifax, and finishing on Vancouver Island. Vg in dj. 18.00

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17 ALLGYER, John D. Kentucky Bound.
Pequea Publishers, Gordonville, PA, 1981, 
ALLGYER, John D. Kentucky Bound. Gordonville, PA : Pequea Publishers, 1981.First Edition. Pp [1]-72,(8). Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated blue card cove rs. The diary of a journey by covered wagon from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, to Marion, Kentucky, during the summer of 1979. Spine browned, penned name, else very good. Uncommon. 15.00

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18 ALMON, Bert Mind the Gap. First Edition, paperback, signed by author
Ekstasis Editions, Victoria, B.C., 1996, ISBN:0921215975 
ALMON, Bert. Mind the Gap. (Victoria, B.C.) : Ekstasis Editions, (1996). First Edition. Pp (10),11-94,(2). 8vo, illustrated red and white card covers,lettered in black and orange. Bert Almon was born in Port Arthur, Texas on July 23, 1943, during a hurricane. He has lived a fairly quiet life since. He came to Canada to teach at the University of Alberta in 1968 and has be come a Canadian citizen. He is married to the poet Olga Costopoulos. This bookof poetry is divided in two : I. Mid the Gap : a travel diary. II. Postmodern Times. Very good. Signed with inscription by the author. 15.00

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19 Alpine Club of Canada). WHEELER, Arthur O.). THORINGTON, J. Monroe). HICKSON, J.W.A.). Canadian Alpine Journal, Volume 17, 1928.
Alpine Club of Canada, Banff, 1929, 
(Alpine Club of Canada). The Canadian Alpine Journal, Volume 17, 1928. Banff, AB: published by The Alpine Club of Canada, 1929. Pp. (8),[1]-97,(5) of ads, + 22 leaves of plates (3 of which are folding). Illustrated in black and white. 8vo, printed grey card covers with black lettering to front cover, blank spine. Contents: W.A. Don Munday's "Mt. Waddington" (pp. 1-14); J. Monroe Thorington's "Trails of the Athabaska and Columbia, 1928" (pp. 14-22); M.M. Strumia's "Scrambles Around Maligne Lake" (pp. 22-28); J.W.A. Hickson's "The British and French Military Groups Revisited, 1928" (pp. 28-38); Arthur O. Wheeler's "Rogers Pass at the Summit of the Selkirks" (pp. 38-53); J.E. Johnson's "Ascents of Mts. Redoubt and Casemate" (pp. 53-56); A.L.O.W.'s "Some Memories of the Mountains" (pp. 56-61); G.K.'s "The Surveyor as a Mountaineer" (pp. 61-66); Wheeler's "Mounts Brown and Hooker" (pp. 66-69); Thorington's "Mounts Brown and Hooker--A Reply" (pp. 69-71). With "In Memoriam" for John Percy Farrare, Valere Alfred Fynn, Benjamin Frank Seaver, and John Henry Cuntz, as well as several reviews. Dampstain to spine (also affecting initial and final leaves at gutter), creasing to covers, name to front cover, else very good. For the issue. 50.00

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20 ALSAR, Vital LOPEZ, Enrique Hank. La Balsa to Australia : The Longest Raft Voyage in History. Travel Book Club in dustjacket
Travel Book Club, London, 1975, 
ALSAR, Vital. La Balsa to Australia : The Longest Raft Voyage in History; with Enrique Hank Lopez. London : Travel Book Club, 1975. Pp 219. Illustrated. 8vo, red cloth. "Four dedicated adventurers set out from the Ecuadorian port of Guayaquil on a voyage that many experts believed to be impossible. Their mission: to reach Australia on a balsa wood raft- 8,600 miles across the Pacific Ocean- the longest raft voyage in recorded history." -from the dj. Owner's signature, else very good in dustjacket. 28.00

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