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1 Acadian Entomological Society) BRITTAIN, W.H. WALKER, G.P. GORHAM, R.P. Proceedings of the Acadian Entomological Society For 1923. No. 9
Acadian Entomological Society, Truro, N.S., 1924, 
Acadian Entomological Society). Proceedings of the Acadian Entomological Society For 1923. No. 0. Truro, N.S.: (Acadian Entomological Society), May, 1924. Pp (4),[5]-72,+ 6 plates and with Errata slip tipped in at front. Illustrated. 8vo, olive green card covers, lettered in black. Contents : Proceedings of the Society for the Year 1923; Report of the Secretary-Treasurer; "Sprayng in Relation to the Renovation of Old Orchards" by G. P. Walker; "Studies on a New Species of Empusa parasitic on the Green Apple Bug (Lygus communis var. novascotiensis Knight) in the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia" by A. G. Dustan; "The Garden Springtail (Sminthurus hortensis Fitch) as a Crop Pest" by W. H. Brittain; "Insects of New Brunswick Injurious to Crops in1923" by G. P. Walker; "Insects of the Season 1923 in Nova Scotia" by J. P . Spittall; "Notes on Agriotes rmancus Say at Dartmouth, N. S." by R. P. Gorham. Very good, with Errata slip. Due to its small size, shipping costs should be cheaper than quoted. 25.00

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2 ACORN, Milton Jackpine Sonnets. First Edition, Paperback
Steel Rail Educational Publishing, Toronto, ON, 1977, ISBN:088791005x 
ACORN, Milton. Jackpine Sonnets. Toronto, Canada : Steel Rail Educational Publishing, 1977. First Edition. Pp (8),9-109,(1). 8vo, art-illustrated green card covers. Milton James Rhode Acorn (b. March 30, 1923, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. – d. August 20, 1986, Charlottetown), nicknamed The People's Poet by his peers, was a Canadian poet, writer, and playwright. "In1956, at the age of 33, he sold his carpenter's tools to becaome a full-ti me poet. Today, at the age of 54, he launches, perhaps his greatest achievement in versatility and craftsmanship." - from rear. Includes : "By Still More Stubborn Stars" (for Kenneth Leslie); "The Montreal Fan", "The CanadianBank Loan to Chile", "Drunk Thoughts of Bethune", "The Craft of Poetry's t he Art of War", "The Fascists are Coming! The Fascists are Coming!", "The Man From Headless Valley", "At Levis Where the Current Meets the Tide" and many more. Light wear to spine ends, else very good. NOTE: Due to its small size, shipping costs should be cheaper than quoted. 25.00

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3 ACORN, Milton Jackpine Sonnets. First Edition, Paperback, Signed
Steel Rail Educational Publishing, 1977, ISBN:088791005x 
ACORN, Milton. Jackpine Sonnets. Toronto : Steel Rail Educational Publishing, 1977. First Edition. Pp. 109. 8vo, green illustrated card covers, white titles to front and spine. Milton James Rhode Acorn (b. March 30, 1923, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. – d. August 20, 1986, Charlottetown), nicknamed The People's Poet by his peers, was a Canadian poet, writer, and playwright. Includes : "By Still More Stubborn Stars" (for Kenneth Leslie); "The Montreal Fan", "The Canadian Bank Loan to Chile", "Drunk Thoughts of Bethune", "The Craft of Poetry's the Art of War", "The Fascists are Coming! The Fascists are Coming!", "The Man From Headless Valley", "At Levis Where the Current Meets the Tide" and many more. Light wear to spine ends, crease to front upper corner, else very good. Author's signed inscription on the half-title. NOTE: Due to its small size, shipping costs should be cheaper than quoted. 45.00

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4 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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5 ADAMS, John W. Cultures and Communities: A Series of Monographs on Native Peoples Gitksan Potlatch : Population Flux, Resource Ownership and Reciprocity. pbk.
Holt, Rinehart and Winston of Canada, Limited, Toronto, 1973, ISBN:0039280721 
ADAMS, John W. The Gitksan Potlatch : Population Flux, Resource Ownership and Reciprocity . Toronto: Holt, Rinehart and Winston Canada, Ltd., (1973). First Printing. Pp. (2),iii-xii,1-132. Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated white card covers. A volume in the series Cultures and Communities: A Series of Monographs on Native Peoples. General editor: Sally M. Weaver. Grumet, Native Americans of the Northwest Coast : A Critical Bibliography 1. Contents :1. Introduction. 2. Aspects of Gitksan Social organization. 3. Funeral feasts. 4. Redistribution in the Potlatch. 5. Spirit of the Gift. Very good. 40.00

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6 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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7 AHLGREN, Sven MUNOZ, Adriana STILBORG, Ole LEIFSEN, Esben Past and Present in Andean Prehistory and Early History. Proceedings of a Workshop held at the Etnografiska Museet, Göteborg, Sweden September 16-17 1996.
1998, ISBN:9187484099 
AHLGREN, Sven, Adriana Muñoz, Susanna Sjödin, & Per Stenborg, (eds). Past and Present in Andean Prehistory and Early History : Proceedings of a Workshop held at the Etnografiska Museet, Göteborg, Sweden September 16-17 1996. Goteborg : (Etnografiska Museet), 1998. Pp (4),[5]-263,(9). Illustrated. Graphs, tables. 8vo, yellow cardcovers and a brown dustjacket. Etnologiska Studier / Ethnological Studies 42. Contents : Incarracay, an lnka Administrative Centre in the Cochabamba Valley. Bolivia (by Janos Gyarmati and Andras Varga); Archaeological Explorations in Eastern Bolivia: The Samaipata Project (by Albert Meyers and Cornelius Ulbert); Clay Pots and Potters' Work: Archaeology and Ethno-archaeology at Pichao in North-western Argentina (by Susana Sjodin); The Documentation of Bolivian Rock Art (by Kristin Parknert and Ann-Charlotte Larsson); Territorio, ritos y mitos en el Formativo del noroesteargentino: Un caso de estudio entre el 500 a 800 d.C. (by Martha Ortiz Malmierca); The Troublesome Xenogamy between Archaeology and Ethnohistory: Examples from Research on North-western Argentinian Prehistory and Early History (by Per Stenborg); The Santa Maria Culture - Myth or Reality? (by Per Cornell and Nils Johansson); Centres and Peripheries in the Andes: A World Systems Approach (by Atf Hornborg); The Concept of Time-Space in Quechua: Some Considerations (by Lisbet Bengtsson); Asia - Ancon - Huari: Areas deinteraccion o nudos de transicion? El rol de los tratantes (by Anna-Britta Hellbom); La metalurgia precolombina como expresion cultural y semantica ( by Maria Rosario Vazquez); Cazadores y pastores tempranos de la Puna Argentina (by Daniel E. livera); Interdisciplinary Research of the Cultural and BiologicalDiversity of the Andean Rain Forests (by Inge Schjellerup); Histories of Mobilities, Strategies of Independence: An Example from the NorthernAndes(by Esben Leifsen); Forms of Organization in the Andean Rural Areas, Past and Present (by Bibeke Andersson); AlgunosPbjetos del Noroeste Argentino en el Museo Etnografico de Goteborg, Siecia (by Adriana Munoz); Ceramology: Geting Closer to the Potters and their World (by Ole Stilborg). Some artices in English and some in Spanish. Ex-library (spine label, inkstamp), else very good. With tipped in errata slip. 65.00

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8 ALLEN, E. A. Prehistoric World : or, Vanished Races
Central Publishing House, Cincinnati, 1885, 
ALLEN, E. A. The Prehistoric World : or, Vanished Races. Cincinnati : Central Publishing House, 1885. Pp (6),[3]-820,(4) + frontispiece, engraved title page, and 22 other full-page engravings. Also, 327 text illustrations. Thick 8vo, maroon half leather, maroon cloth boards, gilt lettering to front board and spine, marbled endpapers, all edges marbled. Copyright by Ferguson, Alllen, and Rader, 1885. Emory Adams Allen (1853–1933). Helped by C.C. Abbott, M.D., Prof. Charles Rau, Prof. F.W. Putnam, Alexander Winchell, LL. D., A.F. Bandelier, Cyrus Thomas, and G.F.Wright. Contents : Chapter 1. Introduction. Difficulties of the subject—Lesson to be learned—The pursuit of knowledge—Recent advances—Prehistoric past of the Old World—Of the New—Of Mexico and the South—The Isles of the Pacific—Similar nature of the relics—The wonders of the present age—History of popular opinion on this subject—The teachings of the Bible—Nature of the evidence of man's antiquity—The steps leading up to this belief—Geology—Astronomy—Unfolding of life—Nature of our inquiry. Chapter 2. Early Geological Periods. Necessity of a general acquaintance with the outlines of Geology—A time in which no life was possibleon the globe—Length of this period—History of life commences at the close of this period—On the formation of rocks—The record imperfect—The three great periods in animal life on the globe—Paleozoic Age—Animal and vegetable life of this period—Ideal scenes in this period—The Mesozoic Age—Animal and vegetable life of this period—Advance noted—Abundance of reptilian life—First appearance of birds—Nature's methods of work—the Cenozoic Age Geologicaloutline—Sketch of the Eocene Age—Of the Miocene Age—What is sufficient pro of of the presence of man—Discussion on the Thenay flints—The Pliocene Age—Animal and vegetable life of this age—Was man present during this age?—Discussion of this subject—Summing up of the evidence—Conclusion. Chapter 3. Men of the River Drift. Beginning of the Glacial Age—Interglacial Age—Man living in Europe during this age—Map of Europe—Proof of former elevation of land—The animals living in Europe during this age—Conclusions drawn from these different animals—The vegetation of this period—Different climatic conditions of Europe during the Glacial Age—Proofs of the Glacial Age — Extent ofGlacial Ice—Evidence of warm Interglacial Age—The primitive state of man—E arly English civilization — Views of Horace— Primitive man destitute of metals — Order in which different materials were used by man for weapons — Evidence from the River Somme — History of Boucher De Perthes's investigations. Discussion of the subject — Antiquity of these remains — Improvement during the Paleolithic Age — Description of the flint implements — Other countries where these implements are found — What race of men were these tribes —The Canstadt race — Mr. Dawkins's views — When did they first appear in Eu rope? The authorities on this question — Conclusion. Chapter 4. Cave-Men. Other sources of information — History of cave explorations — The formation of caves — Exploration in Kent's Cavern — Evidence of two different races —The higher culture of the later race — Evidence of prolonged time — Explor ation of Robin Hood Cave — Explorations in Valley of the River Meuse — M. Dupont's conclusions — Explorations in the Valley of the Dordogne — The station at Schussenreid — Cave-men not found south of the Alps — Habitations ofthe Cave-men — Cave-men were hunters — Methods of cooking — Destitute of t he potter's art — Their weapons — Clothing — Their skill in drawing — Evidence of a government — Of a religious belief — Race of the Cave-men — Distinct from the Men of the Drift — Probable connection with the Eskimos. Chapter 5. Antiquity of the Paleolithic Age. Interest in the Antiquity of man — Connected with the Glacial Age — The subject difficult — Proofs of a GlacialAge — State of Greenland to-day — The Terminal Moraine — Appearance of the North Atlantic — Interglacial Age — Causes of the Glacial Age — Croll's Th eory — Geographical causes — The two theories not antagonistic — The date of the Glacial Age — Probable length of the Paleolithic Age — Time Since theclose of the Glacial Age — Summary of results. Chapter 6. The Neolithic Ag e in Europe. Close of the first cycle — Neolithic culture connected with the present — No links between the two ages — Long lapse of time between the two ages — Swiss lake villages — This form of villages widely scattered — Irish cranogs — Fortified villages — Implements and weapons of Neolithic times — Possessed of pottery — Neolithic agriculture — Possessed of domestic animals — Danish shell-heaps — Importance of flint — The art of navigation —Neolithic clothing — Their mode of burial — The question of race — Possibl e remnants — Connection with the Turanian race — Arrival of the Celts. Chapter 7. The Bronze Age in Europe. Races of Men, like Individuals — Gradual change of Neolithic Age to that of Bronze — The Aryan family — First Aryans Neolithic — Origin of Bronze — How Great discoveries are made — Gold the first metal — Copper abundant — No Copper Age — The discovery of Tin — Explanation of an Alloy — Bronze, wherever found, the same composition — What is meant by the Bronze Age — Knowledge in other directions — Gradual Growth ofCulture — Three Centers of Bronze production — Habitations during the Bron ze Age — The Bronze Ax — Implements of Bronze — Personal ornaments — Ornaments not always made of Bronze — Advance in Arts of living — Advance in Agriculture — Warlike Weapons — How they worked Bronze — Advance in Government — Trade in the Bronze Age — Religion of the Bronze Age — Symbolical figures— Temples of the Bronze Age — Stonehenge. Chapter 8. The Iron Age in Europ e. Bronze not the best metal — Difficulties attending the discovery of Iron— Probable steps in this discovery — Where this discovery was first made — Known in Ancient Egypt — How this knowledge would spread — Iron would not drive out Bronze — The primitive Iron-worker — The advance in government — Pottery and ornaments of the Iron Age — Weapons of early Iron Age — The battle-field of Tilfenau — Trade of early Iron Age — Invention of Money — Invention of Alphabetic Writing — Invasion of the Germanic Tribes — The cause of the Dark Ages — Connection of these three ages — Necessity of believing in an Extended Past — Attempts to determine the same — Tiniere Delta — Lake Bienne — British Fen-lands — Maximum and Minimum Data — Mr. Geikie's conclusions — The Isolation of the paleolithic Age. Chapter 9. Early Man in America. Conflicting accounts of the American Aborigines — Recent discoveries — Climate of California in Tertiary Times — Geological changes near its close— Description of Table Mountain — Results of the discoveries there — The C alaveras skull — Other relics — Discussion of the question — Early Californians Neolithic — Explanation of this — Date of the Pliocene Age — Other discoveries bearing on the Antiquity of man — Dr. Koch's discovery — Discoveries in the Loess of Nebraska — In Greene County, Illinois — In Georgia — Difficulties in detecting a Paleolithic Age in this country — Dr. Abbott's discoveries — Paleolithic Implements of the Delaware — Age of the deposits — The race of Paleolithic man — Ancestors of the Eskimos — Comparison of Paleolithic Age in this country with that in Europe — Eskimos one of the oldest races in the World. Chapter 10. The Mound Builders. Meaning of "Mound Builders" — Location of Mound Building tribes — All Mounds not the work of men —Altar Mounds — Objects found on the Altars — Altar Mounds possibly burial Mounds — Burial Mounds — Mounds not the only Cemeteries of these tribes — Terraced Mounds — Cahokia Mound — Historical notice of a group of Mounds — The Etowal group — Signal Mounds — Effigy Mounds — How they represented different animals — Explanation of the Effigy Mounds — Effigy Mounds in other localities — Inclosures of the Scioto Valley — At Newark, Ohio — At Marietta, Ohio — Graded Ways — Fortified Inclosures — Ft. Ancient, Ohio — Inclosures of Northern Ohio — Works of unknown import — Ancient Canals in Missouri —Implements and Weapons of Stone — Their knowledge of Copper — Ancient mini ng — Ornamental pipes — Their knowledge of pottery — Of Agriculture — Government and Religion — Hard to distinguish them from the Indians. Chapter 11.The Pueblo Country. Description of the Pueblo Country — Historical outline — Description of Zuñi — Definition of a Pueblo — Old Zuñi — Inscription Ro ck — Pueblo of Jemez — Historical notice of Pecos — Description of the Moqui tribes — The Estufa — Description of the San Juan country — Aztec Springs— In the Canyon of the McElmo — The Ruins on the Rio Mancos — On Hovenweep Creek — Description of a Cliff-house — Cliff Town — Cave Houses — Ruins on the San Juan — Cave Town — The Significance of Cliff-houses — Moqui tradit ions — Ruins in Northern New Mexico — Ruins in the Chaco Cañon — Pueblo Bonito — Ruins in South-western Arizona — The Rio Verde Valley — Casa Grande —Ruins on the Gila — Culture of the Pueblo Tribes — Their Pottery — Superio rity of the Ancient pottery — Conclusion. Chapter 12. The Prehistoric Americans. Different views on this Subject — Modern System of Government — Ancient System of Government — Tribal Government universal in North America — The Indians not Wandering Nomads — Indian houses Communal in character — Indian Methods of Defense — Mandan Villages — Indians sometimes erected Mounds — Probable Government of the Mound Builders — Traditions of the Mound Builders among the Iroquois — Among the Delawares — Probable fate of the Mound Builders — The Natchez Indians possibly a remnant of the Mound Builders — Their early Traditions — Lines of resemblance between the Pueblo Tribes and the Mound Builders — The origin of the Indians — America Inhabited by the Indians from a very early time — Classification of the Indian Tribes — Antiquity of the Indian Tribes. Chapter 13. The Nahua Tribes. Early Spanish discoveries in Mexico — The Nahua tribes defined — Climate of Mexico — The Valley of Anahuac — Ruins at Tezcuco — The Hill of Tezcocingo — Ruins at Teotihuacan — Ancient Tulla — Ruins in the Province of Querataro — Casa Grandes inChihuahua — Ancient remains in Sinaloa — Fortified Hill of Quemada — The P yramid of Cholula — Fortified Hill at Xochicalco — Its probable use — Ruinsat Monte Alban — Ancient remains at Mitla — Mr. Bandelier's investigations — Traditions in regard to Mitla — Ruins along the Panuco River — Ruins in Vera Cruz — Pyramid of Papantla — Tusapan — Character of Nahua Ruins. Chapter 14. The Maya Tribes. The geographical location of the Maya tribes — Description of Copan — Statue at Copan — Altar at Copan — Ruins at Quiriga — Patinamit — Utatlan — Description of Palenque — The Palace at Palenque — The Temple of the Three Inscriptions — Temple of the Beau-relief — Temple of the Cross — Temple of the Sun — Maler's Temple of the Cross — Significance ofthe Palenque crosses — Statue at Palenque — Other ruins in Tobasco and Chi apas — Ruins in Yucatan — Uxmal — The Governor's House — The Nunnery — Roomin Nunnery — The Sculptured Façades — Temple at Uxmal — Kabah — Zayi — Lab na — Labphak — Chichen-Itza — The Nunnery — The Castillo — The Gymnasium — M. Le Plongon's researches — The tradition of the Three Brothers — Chaac-Mal — Antiquity of Chichen-Itza. Chapter 15. The Culture of the Civilized Tribes. Different views on this question — Reasons for the same — Their architecture — Different styles of houses — The communal house — The teepan — Theteocalli — State of society indicated by this architecture — The gens amon g the Mexicans — The phratry among the Mexicans — The tribe — The powers and duties of the council — The head chiefs of the tribe — The duties of the "Chief-of-Men" — The mistake of the Spaniards — The Confederacy — The idea of property among the Mexicans — The ownership of land — Their laws — Enforcement of the laws — Outline of the growth of the Mexicans in power — Theirtribute system — How collected — Their system of trade — Slight knowledge of metallurgy — Religion — Quetzalcohuatl — Huitzilopochtli — Mexican priesthood — Human sacrifice — The system of Numeration — The calendar system — The Calendar Stone — Picture-writing — Landa Alphabet — Historical outline.Chapter 16. Ancient Peru. First knowledge of Peru — Expeditions of Pizarro — Geography of Peru — But a small part of it inhabitable — The tribes of a ncient Peru — How classified — Sources of our knowledge of Peru — Garcillaso De La Vega — Origin of Peruvian civilization — The Bolson of Cuzco — Historical outline — Their culture — Divided into phratries and gentes — Government — Efforts to unite the various tribes — Their system of colonies — Theroads of the Incas — The ruins of Chimu — The arts of the Chimu people — T he manufacture of Pottery — Excavation at Ancon — Ruins in the Huatica Valley — The construction of a Huaca — The ruins at Pachacamac — The Valley of the Canete — The Chincha Islands — Tiahuanuco — Carved gateway — The Islandof Titicaca — Chulpas — Aboriginal Cuzco — Temple of the Sun — The Fortres s — General remarks. Edges lightly worn, penned name, else very good. NOTE:Some extra shipping will be needed for this hefy volume. 120.00

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9 American Guide Series) Augusta- Hallowell on the Kennebec. Compiled by workers of the Writers' Program of the Work Projects Administration in the State of Maine . First Edition.
(American Guide Series). Augusta - Hallowell on the Kennebec. Compiled by workers of the Writers' Program of the Work Projects Administration in the State of Maine. Illustrated. (Augusta) : The Kennebec Journal Print Shop, 1940. First Edition. Pp (4),[5]-123,(1), +16 + folding map. 8vo, wrappers. In the American Guide Series. "This volume makes no attempt to present a comprehensive history of Augusta, the capital of Maine, or of Hallowell, the State's smallest incorporated city. Its principal purpose is to relate the interesting tale of the settlement and growth of the heart of the 'Valley of the Imperial Kennebec' — a story used in many forms by many writers. In compiling factual data for the book, the writers found many variancesin dates and interpretation of historical moments, but, as far as possible , they used only that which had the approval of local historical authorities." Contents: Preface; Tourist Information; Church Guide; The Cities Today;History; From Trading Post to Forest; A Town is Hewn from the Forest; Beca use of a Bridge A New Town is Born; Rival Towns Become Rival Cities; Towardthe Threshold of Tomorrow ; Augusta as Capiatl and County Seat; Kennebec, A Poem; Kennebec — The River that Twists like a Serpent; Augusta : Points of Interest; Hallowell : Points of Interest; Points of Interest in Environs;Chronology; With Bibliography and index. 1" piece at top of spine missing, else very good. 40.00

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10 Anglican Church). HARRIS, R.V.). Two Hundred and Fifty Years Young : Our Diocesan Story 1710-1960. First Edition.
1960, 1960 
(Anglican Church). Two Hundred and Fifty Years Young : Our Diocesan Story 1710-1960. Published in thanksgiving for two hundred and fifty years of continuous Anglican worship in the area comprising the diocese of Nova Scotia. [Halifax] :, n.d. First Edition. Pp (2),[i]-viii,[1]-168,(6). With b&w photos and other illustrations throughout. 8vo, b&w photo-illustrated grey cardcovers, white spine, black lettering to spine.

Cover title: 250 Years Young : Our Diocesan Story 1710-1960.

Spine title: .Two Hundred and Fifty Years Young.

Foreword by Robert Harold, Bishop of Nova Scotia.
Introduction by William Wallace, Bishop Coadjutor.

1. Chancellor R.V. Harris's "Royal City of Queen Anne (Annapolis Royal Story, 1710)";

2. Harris's "FIrst Church in Halifax (Story of St. Paul's);

3. Harris's "The Loyalists and our First Bishop (The Rt. Rev. Charles Inglis, 1787-1816);

4. Bishop Davis's "First K.C.S. Boy becomes our third Bishop (The Rt. Rev. John Inglis, 1825-1850);

5. Davis's 'Birth of our Diocesan Synod (The Rt. Rev. Hibbert Binney, 1851-1887);

6. Dr. A.W. Cunningham's "The Church and Education (Kings College, K.C.S. and Edgehill";

7. Harris's "The Cathedral Movement (Cathedrals past and present);

8. Rev. Kennedy B. Wainwright's (rector of Stewiacke and Shubenacadie) "The Church on the South Shore (Including Lunenburg and Shelburne deaneries)";

9. Very Rev. E.B.N. Cochran and Bishop Davis's "The Church in the Valley:
Part I: The Deanery of Avon and
Part II: The Deanery of Annapolis";

10. Rev. H.Y. McLean's (rector of St. George's Sydney) "The Church in Isle Royale (The Cape Breton Story)";

11. Rev. Canon E.M. Malone and Major T.E. McNutt's "The Church in the Island Province (The Prince Edward Island Story)";

12. Wainwright's "The Church in the Northern Counties (The Amherst Deanery Story)";

13. Rev. Philip C. Jefferson's "The Church on the Eastern Shore";

14. Davis's "The Church in the See City (The Halifax Deanery Story)";

15. Rev. A. Stanley Hart's (rector of North Dartmouth) "The Diocese To-day (Final Chapter)".

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11 ANGUS, James T. Respectable Ditch : A History of the Trent-Severn Waterway 1833-1920. First Edition in dustjacket.
McGill-Queen's, Montreal and kingston, 1988, ISBN:0773505970 
ANGUS, James T. A Respectable Ditch : A History of the Trent-Severn Waterway 1833-1920. Kingston / Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, (1988).First Printing. Pp. (5),[vi]-xiv,(2),3-455,(3), including plates. Illustra ted in black and white. 8vo, decorated brown cloth with black lettering to spine. "In some respects the history of the Trent-Severn Waterway resemblesthe history of Canada. One parallels the other. The same political and eco nomic tensions that have constantly beset the country can be identified in the canal's story: defence against American invasion, free trade versus tariff protection, private enterprise or government intervention, the problem of moving vast quantities of grain from the central plains to deep-water ports, freight rates, energy production and who should control it, and the obsessive preoccupation with federal and provincial responsibilities. What follows is a record of how these national questions affected the development of a waterway that the country could ill afford and only a handful of people wanted. Consequently, this is not a story about transportation or engineering. It is a book about politics -- the politics of dreamers." - from the dustjacket. Contents: I: The Colonial Years, 1833-41: 1. James Bethune's Waterway; 2. The Bobcaygeon Lock; 3. The Question of Routes; 4. Improvements on the Inland Waters; 5. Improvements on the River Trent; 6. Stoppage of the Works. II: The Union Years, 1841-67: 7. Hamilton Killaly and the Board ofWorks; 8. The Timber Slides; 9. The Lumbermen's Committee; 10. The Union L ocks. III: The Macdonald Years, 1867-96: 11. The Ontario Locks; 12. A Crucial Debate; 13. A Barge Canal; 14. Buckhorn, Burleigh, and Fenelon Falls; 15. Tom S. Rubidge; 16. The Trent Valley Canal Commission. IV: The Laurier Years, 1986-1911: 17. The Conversion of Wilfrid Laurier; 18. The Peterborough-Lakefield Division; 19. The Hydraulic Lift Lock; 20. The Simcoe-Balsam Lake Division; 21. R.B. Rogers; 22. Mulock's Madness; 23. Hydroelectric Power and the Port Hope Canal; 24. The Ontario-Rice Lake Division; 25. Kerry and Culverwell. V: The Borden Years, 1911-20: 26. The Western Outlet; 27. The Port Severn Lock; 28. The Marine Railways; 29. The Couchiching Lock. With bibliography and index. Very good in crisp dustjacket. 25.00

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12 Annapolis Valley). WOODMAN, H.L. WOODMAN, H.L. On the March : The Annapolis Valley Affiliated Boards of Trade Looks Back over Forty Eventful Years
Lancelot, Hantsport, 1985, 
(Annapolis Valley). WOODMAN, H.L. On the March : The Annapolis Valley Affiliated Boards of Trade Looks Back over Forty Eventful Years., [1985?]. [Printed by Lancelot Press]. Pp [1]-135,(1). Illustrated. 8vo, beige card covers. Contents: An Easy Birth; An Early Success; A Crisis in the Orchards; Marketing Opportunities; The Four Basics; Taxes a Problem; Turnover Tax Unpopular; A Better Ferry System Sought; Booth at Toronto Fair; Harvest of Efforts; Tourism Role Endorsed; Air Link Needed; Boards Coordinated;Delegation to Montreal; CJCH-TV Transmits to Valley; Tourism Promoted; Boa rds Too Parochial?; Promotional Tour; Financial House in Order; Promotion Efforts Paying Off; Appreciation from East Hants; Catastrophe Averted; Time of Accomplishment; As Goes AVABT, So Goes Valley; Sixty Seven Festivals; Highway 101 Taking Shape; A Learning Experience; Membership increase; Bank Loan Retired; Climb Continues; CBC Moves into Valley; Tidal Power; Conventional issues; A President's Policy Committe Conference; Some Major Highlights;On the March! Vg. Due to its small size, shipping costs should be cheaper than quoted. 8.50

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13 Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia Valley.
Annapolis Valley Tourist Council in co-operation with Kentville Publishing, Kentville , 1985, 
(Annapolis Valley, N.S.). The Valley. (Kentville : The Annapolis Valley Tourist Council in co-operation with Kentville Publishing, 1985). Pp 1-40. Illustrated. Double Column. 4to, illustrated stapled wrappers. Contents : Annapolis Blossom Country – Daytrip; Middleton; Greenwood; Kingston; Festivals and Events; Aylesford; Morden; Heart of the Valley – Daytrip; Berwick; Beaches of the Minas Basin; Kentville; Farm and Country Vacations; Hall's Harbour; Live Theatre; New Minas; Golf; Map Centrefold; The Legend of Glooscap; The Footsteps of Glooscap – Daytrip; Wolfville; Port Williams; Canning; Grand Pre; Hantsport; Museums of the Valley; The land of Sam Slick – Daytrip; Windsor; Pumpkin Festival; Church Services; Questionnaire; Tide Tables & Bore Times; Country Inns, Bed & Breakfasts. Very good. 15.00

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14 APT Bulletin PECK, R.M. BALL, N.R. BASSO, J. APT : Bulletin of the Association for Preservation Technology, Vol. 09, No.1, 1977
Association for Preservation Technology APT, Ottawa, 1977, 
(APT Bulletin). APT : Bulletin of the Association for Preservation Technology, Vol. IX, No. 1, 1977. (Ottawa : APT, 1977). Pp (2),3-98,(2). Illustrated. 4to, illustrated white card covers, lettered in black. Contents : LetterRe Field Procedures for Examining Humidity in Masonry Buildings by W. Brow n Morton III (by L.J. Dugas); The Incidence of False Windows in Two Early Newfoundland Lighthouses (by R.M. Peck, pp 4-10); Plywood Reinforcement for Structural Wood Members with Internal Defects (by T. Szabo); A New Air Pollution Monitor (by P. Stumes); The Use of a Technical Model as a Design Control Aid (by R. Fairweather and M.E. Weaver); The 1894 Don Valley Pressed Brick Works Catalogue (by J. Basso); Observations on a Contemporary Account of Naval Block-Making Machinery, 1824 (by N.R. Ball, pp 74-80); A Plea for the Study of Mouldings and a ,Review of Some Sources (by M.E. Weaver). Very good. 30.00

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15 APT Bulletin PETERSEN, C. E. MEEHAN, J. BIRK, D. A. APT : Bulletin of the Association for Preservation Technology, Vol. 12, No.4. 1980
Association for Preservation Technology APT, Ottawa, 1980, 
(APT Bulletin). APT : Bulletin of the Association for Preservation Technology, Vol. XII, No. 4, 1980. (Ottawa : APT, 1980). Pp 1-72. Illustrated. 4to,illustrated white card covers, lettered in black. Contents : Inventing the I-Beam: Richard Turner, Cooper & Hewitt and Others (by C.E. Petersen); The . Molded Brick Cornice in the Valley of Virginia (by P.H. Simpson); Research and Storage — New Facilities for the Smithsonian Institution (by P.N. Perot); Demonstrating the Use of Log House Building Tools at the New Windsor Cantonment (by J. Meehan); The Anatomy of A Late Eighteenth Century Padlock from Fort Charlotte, Grand Portage National Monument, Minnesota (by D.A. Birk); A Brand New 150 Year Old Drawing Frame (by T.Z. Penn); The Old Post Office and Federal Building in Dayton, Ohio: A Case History of Restoration and Adaptive Use (by P.A. McGraw). Very good. 15.00

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16 Arctic Journal Arctic: Journal of the Arctic Institute of North America. Vol. 12, No. 1 toVol. 13, No. 4, March 1959 to December 1960.
Arctic Institute of North America, Montreal , 1959, 
(Arctic). Arctic : Journal of the Arctic Institute of North America. Vol. 12, No. 1 to Vol. 13, No. 4, March 1959 to December 1960. Montreal : Arctic Institute of North America, 1959-1960. Pp [1]-256,(2),[1]-280,(2),+ large folding map in rear pocket of Vol. 13, No. 2. Illustrated. Index. 8vo, greencloth, gilt lettering to spine. Contents : Vol. 12 (1) : Bogs and Fens in the Hudson Bay Lowlands (by Hugo Sjors); Some Structural and Thermal Characteristics of Snow Shelters (by Robert W. Eisner and William O. Pruitt, Jr.); Recent Studies of the North Magnetic Dip Pole (by K. Whitham, E. I. Loomer, and E. Dawson); Freeze-Thaw Frequencies and Mechanical Weathering in Canada (by J. Keith Fraser). Vol. 12 (2) : Gravity Measurements in Alaska (by E. Thiel, N. A. Ostenso, W. E. Bonini, and G. P. Woollard); The McCall Glacier Project and its Logistics (by Robert W. Mason); Glacier Studies of the McCall Glacier, Alaska (by John E. Sater); Notes on the Geology of the McCall Valley Area (by Charles M. Keeler); Sir Edward William Parry (by R. N. Rudmose Brown). Vol. 12 (3) : The Yearly Cycle of the Mistassini Indians (byEdward S. and Jean H. Rogers); The Incubation Patch of Wild Geese: its Rec ognition and Significance (by Harold C. Hanson); Some Palaeomagnetic Measurements in Antarctica (by G. Turnbull); Snow as a Factor in the Winter Ecology of the Barren Ground Caribou (Rangifer arcticus) (by William O. Pruitt, Jr.). Vol. 12 (4) : Field Measurements of the Basal Oxygen Consumption of Atlantic Salmon Parr and Smolts (by G. Power); In Defence of a Standard Phonemic Spelling in Roman Letters for the Canadian Eskimo Language (by RaymondC. Gagné); Some Characteristics of the Climate in Forest and Tundra Region s in Alaska (by David M. Hopkins); Roald Amundsen (by Harald U. Sverdrup). Vol. 13 (1) : Behaviour and Social Organization of the Wild Bison of Wood Buffalo National Park, Canada (by W. A. Fuller); On the Importance of the Phonemic Principle in the Design of an Orthography (by Raymond C. Gagné); Arctic Ice Island and Ice Shelf Studies, Part II (by A. P. Crary). Vol. 13 (2): Photogrammetric and Glaciological Studies of Salmon Glacier (by Dieter H aumann); Carnivorous Walrus and Some Arctic Zoonoses (by Francis H. Fay); AStrain Gauge Technique for the Dynamic Measurement of Ice (by Don B.Clark) . Vol. 13 (3) : Some Regularities in the Distribution of the Vegetation in the Arctic Tundra (by V. D. Aleksandrova); The Distribution of Permafrost and its Relation to Air Temperature in Canada and the U.S.S.R. (by R. J. E. Brown); Maximum Post-Glacial Marine Submergence in Northern Melville Peninsula (by Victor W. Sim). Vol. 13 (4) : The Vegetation of Northern Manitoba V. Establishing the Major Zonation (by J. C. Ritchie); Type E Botulism: a Hazard of the North (by Claude E. Dolman); Recent Records of the California Grey Whale (Eschrichtius glaucus) along the North Coast of Alaska (by William J. Maker). Plus notes, reviews, etc. Two years (8 issues) bound together in cloth. ADDITIONAL SHIPPING CHARGES WILL APPLY DUE TO ITS WEIGHT. Institutional inkstamps, foxing to fore-edge, else very good. The bound volume for100.00

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17 Arctic Journal EULLER, John E. COOK, Frederick A. SAVILE, D.B.O. Arctic: Journal of the Arctic Institute of North America. Volume 17, No. 4,December 1964
Arctic Institute of North America, Montreal , 1964, 
(Arctic). Arctic : Journal of the Arctic Institute of North America. Volume17, No. 4, December 1964. Montreal : Arctic Institute of North America, 19 64. Pp [217]-296. Illustrated. Maps. 8vo, illustrated green stapled wrappers. Includes: John E. Euller's "The Centenary of the Birth of Frederick A. Cook" (pp 219-221) - Reviews the controversy as to whether Cook or Peary wasfirst to reach the North Pole, and presents some considerations indicating the authenticity of Cook's claim: his feasable method of travel and proven ability to make the journey, his accurate description of the polar region, and his consistent story. Also, Cook's discoveries of a westerly drift of ice northwest of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago and of ice islands are in line with later findings in the area. Also, J.H. Day and H.M. Rice's "The characteristics of some permafrost soils in the Mackenzie Valley, N.W.T." (pp 222-236); D.B.O. Savile's "General ecology and vascular plants of the Hazen camp area" (pp 237-258); Minze Stuiver, Harold W. Borns, Jr., and GeorgeH. Denton's "Age of a widespread layer of volcanic ash in the southwestern Yukon Territory" (pp 259-261); James M. Havenss's "Climatological notes fr om Axel Heiberg Island, N.W.T., Canada" (pp 261-263); Michael Aleksiuk's "Observations of birds and mammals in the Perry River region, N.W.T." (pp 263-268); J.C.F. Tedrow and G.F. Walton's "Some Quaternary events of northern Alaska" (pp 268-271); Leonard A. LeSchack's "Long-period oscillations of the ice recorded by continuous gravimeter measurements from drift station T-3" (pp 272-279); P.A. Compton's "Recent changes of sea-level along the northeast coast of Brodeur Peninsula, Baffin Island, N.W.T." (pp 279-284); plus News and Reviews. Rubbed, else very good. 20.00

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18 Arctic Journal GOLUBEV, Lev GIVEN, Robert R. SAINSBURY, C.L. Arctic: Journal of the Arctic Institute of North America. Volume 18, No. 4,December 1965
Arctic Institute of North America, Montreal , 1965, 
(Arctic). Arctic : Journal of the Arctic Institute of North America. Volume18, No. 4, December 1965. Montreal : Arctic Institute of North America, 19 65. Pp [205]-288. Illustrated. Maps. 8vo, illustrated green stapled wrappers. Includes: Lev Golubev's "Profitable exchanges and contacts between U.S.S.R. and Canada" (pp 206-212); Robert R. Given's "Five collections of cumacea from the Alaskan Arctic" (pp 213-229); C.L. Sainsbury, Reuben Kachadoorian, R.H. Campbell, and D.W. Scholl's "Marine platform of probable Sangamon age, and associated terrace deposits, Cape Thompson area, northwestern Alaska" (pp 230-245); R.W. Popham and R.E. Samuelson's "Polar exploration with Nimbus meteorological satellite" (pp 246-255); K.C. Ivarson's "The microbiology of some permafrost soils in the Mackenzie Valley, N.W.T." (pp 256-260);E.O. Hohn's "Ornithological observations in the Askinuk Mountains and Scam mon Bay area, Yukon Delta, Alaska" (pp 260-261); L.A. Viereck's "Relationship of white spruce to lenses of perennially frozen ground, Mount McKinley National Park, Alaska" (pp 262-267); Richard H. Ragle's "Icefield Ranges Research Project" (pp 269-270); plus Notes, News and Reviews. Rubbed, else very good. 20.00

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19 Arctic Journal VanSTONE, James W. OLIVER, D.R. WEEDFALL, Robert O. Arctic: Journal of the Arctic Institute of North America. Volume 16, No. 3,September 1963
Arctic Institute of North America, Montreal , 1963, 
(Arctic). Arctic : Journal of the Arctic Institute of North America. Volume16, No. 3, September 1963. Montreal : Arctic Institute of North America, 1 963. Pp [149]-212. Illustrated. Maps. 8vo, illustrated green stapled wrappers. Includes: T.E. Jones's "An approach to polar research" (pp 151-157); James W. VanStone's "Changing patterns of Indian trapping in the Canadian Subarctic" (pp 158-174, describes changes observed among Chipewyans at Snowdrift in southwestern Mackenzie District in 1960-1961); D.R. Oliver's "Entomological studies in the Lake Hazen area, Ellesmere Island, including lists ofspecies of arachnida, collembola, and insecta" (pp 175-180); Robert O. Wee dfall's "Variation of soil temperatures in Ogotoruk Valley, Alaska" (pp 181-194); J. Ross Mackay's "Notes on the shoreline recession along the coast of the Yukon Territory" (pp 195-197); R.E. Munn's "The micrometeorological tower at Resolute, N.W.T." (pp 198-200); R.S. Adhaw's "A thermograph for usein the Arctic" (pp 200-202); Roland H. Mulvey's "Some soil-inhabiting, fre shwater, and plant-parasitic nematodes from the Canadian Arctic and Alaska"(pp 202-204); D.C. Nutt and L.K. Coachman's "A note on Ice Island WH-5" (p p 204-206); plus News and Reviews. Rubbed, else very good. 20.00

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20 ARMITAGE, Doreen Around the Sound. in dj
Harbour Publishing, 1997, 
ARMITAGE, Doreen. Around the Sound : A History of Howe Sound - Whistler. (Madeira Park, B.C.) : Harbour Publishing, (1997). Pp 240. Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth. "From Horseshoe Bay to Whistler and the islands and communitiesof Howe Sound, Around the Sound traces the area's rich and exciting histor y. Told in the voices of the people who call the area home, this anecdote-filled book tells of the first peoples, the early European explorers, the bustling gold rush trade, and the newcomers who settled to farm the fertile valley bottoms, log the fir and cedar forests, harvest the ocean's bounty, mine the region's deep veins of copper, and transform the area into the year-round outdoor recreation mecca it is today." -from the dj. Vg-fine in dj. 28.00

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