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121 DAWSON, J. William, Sir. DAWSON, J.W. Canadian Ice Age : Being Notes on the Pleistocene Geology of Canada, with Special Reference to the Life of the Period and Its Climatal Conditions.
William V. Dawson / The Scientific Publishing Co., Montreal / New York and London , 1894, 
DAWSON, J. William, Sir. The Canadian Ice Age : Being Notes on the Pleistocene Geology of Canada, with Special Reference to the Life of the Period andIts Climatal Conditions. Montreal : William V. Dawson / New York and Londo n : The Scientific Publishing Co., 1894. Pp [i]-[xii],[1]-301,(3),(4,Scientific Pub. Co. catalogue). Illustrated. 8vo, maroon pressed cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Contents : 1. Historical Details. 2. The Succession of Deposits. 3. Physical and Climatal Conditions. 4. Physical and Climatal Conditions (cont.). 5. Some Local Details. 6. Pleistocene Fossils. 7. General Conclusions. Sir John William Dawson, CMG, FRS, FRSC (1820-1899), was a Canadian geologist and university administrator, born in Pictou, Nova Scotia, where he attended and graduated from Pictou Academy. Of Scottish descent, Dawson attended the University of Edinburgh to complete his education, and graduated in 1842, having gained a knowledge of geology and natural history fromRobert Jameson. Dawson returned to Nova Scotia in 1842, accompanying Sir C harles Lyell on his first visit to that territory. Dawson was subsequently appointed as Nova Scotia's first superintendent of education. Holding the post from 1850 to 1853, he was an energetic reformer of school design, teacher education and curriculum. From 1855 to 1893 he was professor of geology and principal of McGill University in Montreal, an institution which under his influence attained a high reputation. He was elected FRS in 1862. When the Royal Society of Canada was created he was the first to occupy the presidential chair, and he also acted as president of the British Association at its meeting at Birmingham in 1886, and president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Light wear to spine ends and corners, inkstamp, top corner of front free endpaper clipped, else a very good copy. 90.00

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122 DAWSON, J. William, Sir. DAWSON, J.W. Egypt and Syria : Their Physical Features in Relation to Bible History. By-Paths of Bible Knowledge - VI
Religious Tract Society RTS, London, 1885, 
DAWSON, J. William, Sir. Egypt and Syria : Their Physical Features in Relation to Bible History. By-Paths of Bible Knowledge - VI . (London) : The Religious Tract Society, 1885. First Edition. Pp [i]-xii,[1]-192, frontispiece. Illustrated. Maps. Index. 8vo, reddish-brown cloth, black lettering to spine, black and gilt lettering to front board, gilt vignette to front board."This work contains the results of observations made in the winter of 1883 -4, during which the writer devoted some attention to the less known features of the geology of portions of Egypt and Palestine, with especial reference to the bearing of facts of this kind on Bible History. He believes that his long and somewhat varied experience as a geological observer will enable him to throw additional light on some of the more difficult questions of Biblical geography, and to present some useful illustrations of the Sacred Scriptures. Rough notes of some of these observations have appeared in the Leisure Hour; but the present work contains a much larger amount of matter,with additional illustrations." (Preface). Contents : 1. Introduction. The Delta. 2. The Nile Valley. 3. The Geography of the Exodus. 4. Judea and Je rusalem. 5. The Jordan and the Dead Sea. 6. Prehistoric and Historic Men. 7. Past, Present, and Future. Sir John William Dawson, CMG, FRS, FRSC (1820-1899), was a Canadian geologist and university administrator, born in Pictou, Nova Scotia, where he attended and graduated from Pictou Academy. Of Scottish descent, Dawson attended the University of Edinburgh to complete his education, and graduated in 1842, having gained a knowledge of geology and natural history from Robert Jameson. Dawson returned to Nova Scotia in 1842, accompanying Sir Charles Lyell on his first visit to that territory. Dawson was subsequently appointed as Nova Scotia's first superintendent of education. Holding the post from 1850 to 1853, he was an energetic reformer of school design, teacher education and curriculum. From 1855 to 1893 he was professor of geology and principal of McGill University in Montreal, an institution which under his influence attained a high reputation. He was elected FRS in 1862. When the Royal Society of Canada was created he was the first to occupy the presidential chair, and he also acted as president of the British Association at its meeting at Birmingham in 1886, and president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Wear and tears to spine ends, covers rubbed and scuffed, rear inner hinge cracked, else a verygood, bright copy. 65.00

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123 DAWSON, J. William, Sir. DAWSON, J.W. Modern Ideas of Evolution as related to Revelation and Science. Fourth Edition
Religious Tract Society RTS, London , 1892, 
DAWSON, J. William, Sir. Modern Ideas of Evolution as related to Revelationand Science. Fourth Edition. London : The Religious Tract Society, n.d. [P reface dated 1890]. Pp[1]-240,[1]-[16](publisher's catalogue). 8vo, red cloth, gilt lettering to front board and spine. Contents : 1. Present Aspects of the Question. 2. What Is Evolution? 3. The Origin of Life. 4. The Apparition of Species in Geological Time. 5. Monistic Evolution. 6. Agnostic Evolution. 7. Theistic Evolution. 8. God in Nature. 9. Man in Nature. 10. General Conclusions. Appendix – I. Weismann on Heredity. II. Dr. McCosh on Evolution. Sir John William Dawson, CMG, FRS, FRSC (1820-1899), was a Canadian geologist and university administrator, born in Pictou, Nova Scotia, where he attended and graduated from Pictou Academy. Of Scottish descent, Dawson attended the University of Edinburgh to complete his education, and graduated in 1842, having gained a knowledge of geology and natural history from Robert Jameson. Dawson returned to Nova Scotia in 1842, accompanying Sir Charles Lyell on his first visit to that territory. Dawson was subsequently appointed as Nova Scotia's first superintendent of education. Holding the postfrom 1850 to 1853, he was an energetic reformer of school design, teacher education and curriculum. From 1855 to 1893 he was professor of geology andprincipal of McGill University in Montreal, an institution which under his influence attained a high reputation. He was elected FRS in 1862. When the Royal Society of Canada was created he was the first to occupy the preside ntial chair, and he also acted as president of the British Association at its meeting at Birmingham in 1886, and president of the American Associationfor the Advancement of Science. Rubbed, light wear, pencilling,else very g ood. 40.00

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124 DAWSON, J. William, Sir. DAWSON, J.W. Notes on Prehistoric Man in Egypt and the Lebanon. Being a paper bead before a meeting of the Victoria Institute, (held at the house of the Society ofArts), May 6, 1884.
Bogue, London, 1884, 
DAWSON, J. William, Sir. Notes on Prehistoric Man in Egypt and the Lebanon.London : Bogue, n.d. [1884]. Pp (2),[1]-15,(1),[1]-4 (ads),+ 3 plates. 8vo , tan printed card covers. Being a paper bead before a meeting of the Victoria Institute, (held at the house of the Society of Arts), May 6, 1884. “Inmy recent visit to Egypt and Syria, I was very desirous to learn as much a s possible respecting the traces of prehistoric men in these countries. In Egypt I was unsuccessful in obtaining any certain evidence of the existenceof man earlier than the historical period ; but in Northern Syria, followi ng in the footsteps of Canon Tristram and other explorers, more satisfactory results were obtained, and which may contribute something to the facts already known.” (first paragraph). Sir John William Dawson, CMG, FRS, FRSC (1820-1899), was a Canadian geologist and university administrator, born in Pictou, Nova Scotia, where he attended and graduated from Pictou Academy. OfScottish descent, Dawson attended the University of Edinburgh to complete his education, and graduated in 1842, having gained a knowledge of geology and natural history from Robert Jameson. Dawson returned to Nova Scotia in 1842, accompanying Sir Charles Lyell on his first visit to that territory. Dawson was subsequently appointed as Nova Scotia's first superintendent of education. Holding the post from 1850 to 1853, he was an energetic reformerof school design, teacher education and curriculum. From 1855 to 1893 he w as professor of geology and principal of McGill University in Montreal, an institution which under his influence attained a high reputation. He was elected FRS in 1862. When the Royal Society of Canada was created he was the first to occupy the presidential chair, and he also acted as president of the British Association at its meeting at Birmingham in 1886, and president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Tears to spine,bottom front corner clipped, name and date marked on front cover, else goo d. 45.00

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125 DAWSON, J. William, Sir. DAWSON, J.W. On Rhizocarps in the Erian (Devonian) Period in America. Offprint from Bulletin of the Chicago Academy of Science, Vol. I, No. 9
Chicago Academy of Science, Chicago, 1886, 
DAWSON, William, Sir. On Rhizocarps in the Erian (Devonian) Period in America. Offprint from Bulletin of the Chicago Academy of Science, Vol. I, No. 9, pp 105-118. Chicago : Printed for the Academy, 1886. Pp (2),[105]-118,(2). Illustrated. 8vo, orange printed stitched wrappers. Sir John William Dawson, CMG, FRS, FRSC (1820-1899), was a Canadian geologist and university administrator, born in Pictou, Nova Scotia, where he attended and graduated from Pictou Academy. Of Scottish descent, Dawson attended the University of Edinburgh to complete his education, and graduated in 1842, having gained a knowledge of geology and natural history from Robert Jameson. Dawson returned to Nova Scotia in 1842, accompanying Sir Charles Lyell on his first visit to that territory. Dawson was subsequently appointed as Nova Scotia's first superintendent of education. Holding the post from 1850 to 1853, he was an energetic reformer of school design, teacher education and curriculum. From 1855 to 1893 he was professor of geology and principal of McGill University in Montreal, an institution which under his influence attained a high reputation. He was elected FRS in 1862. When the Royal Society of Canada was created he was the first to occupy the presidential chair, and he also acted as president of the British Association at its meeting at Birmingham in1886, and president of the American Association for the Advancement of Sci ence. Browning to margins, crease and short tear to bottom margin, circularlibrary inkstamps, else very good. 35.00

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126 DAWSON, J. William, Sir. DAWSON, John William, Sir Canadian Ice Age : Being Notes on the Pleistocene Geology of Canada, with Special Reference to the Life of the Period and Its Climatal Conditions.
William V. Dawson, Montreal, 1893, 
DAWSON, J. William, Sir. The Canadian Ice Age : Being Notes on the Pleistocene Geology of Canada, with Special Reference to the Life of the Period andIts Climatal Conditions. Montreal : William V. Dawson, 1893. Pp [i]-[xii], [1]-301,(3). Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth, bevelled edges, gilt lettering, illustration and borders to front board, gilt lettering to spine, top edge gilt. Cover title : The Ice Age in Canada. Contents : 1. Historical Details. 2. The Succession of Deposits. 3. Physical and Climatal Conditions. 4. Physical and Climatal Conditions (cont.). 5. Some Local Details. 6. Pleistocene Fossils. 7. General Conclusions. Sir John William Dawson, CMG, FRS, FRSC(1820-1899), was a Canadian geologist and university administrator, born i n Pictou, Nova Scotia, where he attended and graduated from Pictou Academy.Of Scottish descent, Dawson attended the University of Edinburgh to comple te his education, and graduated in 1842, having gained a knowledge of geology and natural history from Robert Jameson. Dawson returned to Nova Scotia in 1842, accompanying Sir Charles Lyell on his first visit to that territory. Dawson was subsequently appointed as Nova Scotia's first superintendent of education. Holding the post from 1850 to 1853, he was an energetic reformer of school design, teacher education and curriculum. From 1855 to 1893 he was professor of geology and principal of McGill University in Montreal, an institution which under his influence attained a high reputation. He waselected FRS in 1862. When the Royal Society of Canada was created he was t he first to occupy the presidential chair, and he also acted as president of the British Association at its meeting at Birmingham in 1886, and president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Ex-library (bookmark, blindstamp, rear pouch removed), some wear to spine ends and tearto top of ront outer hinge, small dents to fore-edge, front inner hinge cr acked, else a nice, bright copy. 100.00

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127 DAWSON, J. William, Sir. DAWSON, John William, Sir Canadian Ice Age : Being Notes on the Pleistocene Geology of Canada, with Special Reference to the Life of the Period and Its Climatal Conditions.
William V. Dawson, Montreal, 1893, 
DAWSON, J. William, Sir. The Canadian Ice Age : Being Notes on the Pleistocene Geology of Canada, with Special Reference to the Life of the Period andIts Climatal Conditions. Montreal : William V. Dawson, 1893. Pp [i]-[xii], [1]-301,(1). Illustrated. 8vo, rebound in grey card covers, with brown cloth tape spine, printed label to front board. Contents : 1. Historical Details. 2. The Succession of Deposits. 3. Physical and Climatal Conditions. 4. Physical and Climatal Conditions (cont.). 5. Some Local Details. 6. Pleistocene Fossils. 7. General Conclusions. Sir John William Dawson, CMG, FRS, FRSC (1820-1899), was a Canadian geologist and university administrator, born in Pictou, Nova Scotia, where he attended and graduated from Pictou Academy. Of Scottish descent, Dawson attended the University of Edinburgh to complete his education, and graduated in 1842, having gained a knowledge of geology and natural history from Robert Jameson. Dawson returned to Nova Scotiain 1842, accompanying Sir Charles Lyell on his first visit to that territo ry. Dawson was subsequently appointed as Nova Scotia's first superintendentof education. Holding the post from 1850 to 1853, he was an energetic refo rmer of school design, teacher education and curriculum. From 1855 to 1893 he was professor of geology and principal of McGill University in Montreal,an institution which under his influence attained a high reputation. He wa s elected FRS in 1862. When the Royal Society of Canada was created he was the first to occupy the presidential chair, and he also acted as president of the British Association at its meeting at Birmingham in 1886, and president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Rebound with portion of original cover pasted to front board, typed paper labels to spine, foxed, ex-library (spine label, bookplate), partly unopened, else a god copy only. As is. 40.00

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128 DAWSON, J. William, Sir. WHITEAVES, J.F. (ed.) REEKS, Henry BROOME, Gordon Canadian Naturalist and Quarterly Journal of Science with the Proceedings of the Natural History Society of Montreal. New Series - Vol. 5 - No. 3, September, 1870
Dawson Brothers, Montreal , 1870, 
(DAWSON, J. William). WHITEAVES, J.F. (ed.). The Canadian Naturalist and Quarterly Journal of Science with the Proceedings of the Natural History Society of Montreal. New Series – Vol. V – No. 3, September, 1870. Montreal : Dawson Brothers, 1870. Pp [241]-364. 8vo, orange printed wrappers. Includes “The Earthquake of October 20th, 1870” (by Principal Dawson, pp 282-289) [the earthquake was felt in New Brunswick, Quebec and Ontario]; “Science Education Abroad” (Extracts from a Lecture by Principal Dawson, pp 263-281). Other contents : “Canadian Phosphates Considered with Reference to Their Use in Agriculture” (by Gordon Broome, pp 241-263); “Notes on the Birds of Newfoundland” (by Henry Reeks, pp 289-304, to be continued); “On the Origin andClassification of Original or Crystalline Rocks” (by Thomas Macfarlane, pp 304-312, to be continued); “Notes on the Botany of a Portion of the Counti es of Hastings and Addington” (by B.J. Harrington, pp 312-319); and more. Sir John William Dawson, CMG, FRS, FRSC (1820-1899), was a Canadian geologist and university administrator, born in Pictou, Nova Scotia, where he attended and graduated from Pictou Academy. Of Scottish descent, Dawson attendedthe University of Edinburgh to complete his education, and graduated in 18 42, having gained a knowledge of geology and natural history from Robert Jameson. Dawson returned to Nova Scotia in 1842, accompanying Sir Charles Lyell on his first visit to that territory. Dawson was subsequently appointed as Nova Scotia's first superintendent of education. Holding the post from 1850 to 1853, he was an energetic reformer of school design, teacher education and curriculum. From 1855 to 1893 he was professor of geology and principal of McGill University in Montreal, an institution which under his influence attained a high reputation. He was elected FRS in 1862. When the Royal Society of Canada was created he was the first to occupy the presidential chair, and he also acted as president of the British Association at its meeting at Birmingham in 1886, and president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Spine ends chipped, rubbed, edges nicked, lightlybrowned, foxing to fore-edge, else good. 60.00

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129 DAWSON, J. William. DAWSON, J.W., Sir Notes on the Scottish Devonian Plants. Offprint from the Canadian Naturalist, Vol. 8, No. 7, February 1878
Canadian Naturalist, 1878, 
DAWSN, J.W. Notes on the Scottish Devonian Plants. Offprint from the Canadian Naturalist, Vol. VIII, No. 7, February 1878, pp 273-282. Pp [1]-10. 8vo,stitched, disbound, in plain brown paper covers. Sir John William Dawson, CMG, FRS, FRSC (1820-1899), was a Canadian geologist and university administrator, born in Pictou, Nova Scotia, where he attended and graduated from Pictou Academy. Of Scottish descent, Dawson attended the University of Edinburgh to complete his education, and graduated in 1842, having gained a knowledge of geology and natural history from Robert Jameson. Dawson returned to Nova Scotia in 1842, accompanying Sir Charles Lyell on his first visit tothat territory. Dawson was subsequently appointed as Nova Scotia's first s uperintendent of education. Holding the post from 1850 to 1853, he was an energetic reformer of school design, teacher education and curriculum. From 1855 to 1893 he was professor of geology and principal of McGill Universityin Montreal, an institution which under his influence attained a high repu tation. He was elected FRS in 1862. When the Royal Society of Canada was created he was the first to occupy the presidential chair, and he also acted as president of the British Association at its meeting at Birmingham in 1886, and president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Disbound, margins browned, else very good. Inscribed “Regards of the author.” 30.00

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130 DAWSON, J.W. Contributions toward the Improvement of Agriculture in Nova-Scotia; with Practical Hints on the Management and Improvement of Live Stock, compiled from Youatt, Johnston, Young, Peters, Stephens, &c. Second Edition, Revised and Improved
Printed by Richard Nugen, Halifax, N.S., 1856, 
DAWSON, J.W. Contributions toward the Improvement of Agriculture in Nova-Scotia; with Practical Hints on the Management and Improvement of Live Stock,compiled from Youatt, Johnston, Young, Peters, Stephens, &c. Second Editio n, Revised & Improved. Published under a Grant of the Legislature. Halifax,N.S.: Printed by Richard Nugent, and sold by all Booksellers, and by all S ecretaries of Agricultural Societies throughout the Province, 1856. Pp [3]-280. Illustrated. with 12 figures of different breeds of cattle. Index. 8vo, brown half-leather, brown marbled paper covered boards. "In preparing, bycommand of your Excellency, a new edition of the Practical Hints on Live S tock, [Halifax, 1854, 145 pp., NSIB 31] I have endeavored, by incorporatingwith it the matter of my previously published pamphlet, entitled Scientifi c Contributions toward the Improvement of Agriculture, [Pictou, 1853] to produce a connected elementary treatise on our Provincial Husbandry." - from the dedication to Lieutenat-Governor LeMarchant. Dawson was keenly interested in the problems of education in his native province, particularly in view of the serious ignorance of agricultural chemistry and other scientific aspects of agriculture among Nova Scotian farmers. ... In 1850 his friends in the House of Assembly, Joseph Howe and George Renny Young, persuaded him to assume the newly created post of superintendent of education for Nova Scotia" - DCB XII:231. Contents : I. Introductory Remarks on the Agriculture of Nova Scotia, its climate and soil. II. Soils.—General remarks on Soils —Various kinds of Soils in Nova Scotia. III. Grain Crops.— Wheat, and its e nemies, as rust, insect, weevil, &c. The Oat — Rye — Barley — Indian Corn —Buckwheat — Beans — Peas. IV. Green Crops, &c. — Turnips—Carrots—Mangel Wu rtzel — The Potato—Clover and Grasses — Flax, Hemp, and Broom Corn. V. Rearing And Management Of Cattle — Breeds of Cattle — Choice and purchase of Cattle — Breeding — Management of Calves — Draught Oxen— Feeding and Fattening. VI. The Dairy.— Qualities and Food of Milch Cows — Buildings—Compositionand Properties of Milk— Butter-making —:Cheese-making. VII. Farm Horses.—T raining of Horses — Feeding. VIII. Sheep — Breeds — Selection and Rearing. IX. Swine.— Breeds — Feeding — Pig Sties & Troughs —Curing of Pork and Bacon. X. — Poultry.— The Domestic Fowl — The Turkey — The Duck—The Goose. XI. Manures.— Organic Manures — Mineral or Inorganic Manures — Selections on the Management of Animal Manures. XII. Orchard And Garden Fruits.—Diseases and Enemies of Fruit Trees. XIII. Rotation Of Crops.— Detailed Plan of a Rotation suited to British America. XIV. Miscellaneous Hints On Husbandry.— Ploughing — Extracts from Johnston's Report—Agricultural Reports for Nova Scotia — Hedges. Appendix.— Meteorological Tables — Instructions on Chemical Analysis. Heavy wear to edges, covers rubbed, front inner hinge cracked, penned name, minor foxing and smudging, else a good solid copy. As is. 175.00

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131 DAWSON, J.W. DAWSON, J. William Contributions toward the Improvement of Agriculture in Nova-Scotia; with Practical Hints on the Management and Improvement of Live Stock, compiled from Youatt, Johnston, Young, Peters, Stephens, &c. Second Edition, Revised and Improved
Printed by Richard Nugen, Halifax, N.S., 1856, 
DAWSON, J.W. Contributions toward the Improvement of Agriculture in Nova-Scotia; with Practical Hints on the Management and Improvement of Live Stock,compiled from Youatt, Johnston, Young, Peters, Stephens, &c. Second Editio n, Revised and Improved. Published under a Grant from the Legislature. Halifax, N.S.: Printed by Richard Nugent, 1856. Pp (8),[9]-280, frontispiece + 5 plates. Tables. 8vo, half leather, marbled bds. TPL 3652. DCB XII:230-237. This is the only edition under this title. With an index. "In preparing, by command of your Excellency, a new edition of the Practical Hints on LiveStock, [Halifax, 1854, 145 pp., NSIB 31] I have endeavored, by incorporati ng with it the matter of my previously published pamphlet, entitled Scientific Contributions toward the Improvement of Agriculture, [Pictou, 1853] to produce a connected elementary treatise on our Provincial Husbandry." - from the dedication to Lieutenat-Governor LeMarchant. Chapters : Introductory Remarks; Soils; Grain Crops; Green Crops, &c; Rearing and Management of Cattle; The Dairy; Farm Horses; Sheep; Swine; Poultry; Manures; Orchard and Garden Fruits; Rotation of Crops; and Miscellaneous Hints. Also Meteorological tables, imports & exports from various N.S. ports, &c. Dawson was keenly interested in the problems of education in his native province, particularly in view of the serious ignorance of agricultural chemistry and other scientific aspects of agriculture among Nova Scotian farmers. ... In 1850 his friends in the House of Assembly, Joseph Howe and George Renny Young, persuaded him to assume the newly created post of superintendent of education forNova Scotia" - DCB XII:231. Some soiling to boards with fraying to fore-ed ge, dampstain to initial leaves at gutter, plus a few occasional dampstainsto margins, slightly bowed, inner hinges a bit shaky, else good. 125.00

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132 DAWSON, J.W. DAWSON, J. William, Sir Fifty Years of Work in Canada : Scientific and Educational. Being autobiographical notes by Sir William Dawson. Edited by Rankine Dawson
Ballantyne, Hanson & Co., London and Edinburgh, 1901, 
DAWSON, J. William, Sir. Fifty Years of Work in Canada : Scientific and Educational. Being autobiographical notes by Sir William Dawson. Edited by Rankine Dawson. London and Edinburgh : Ballantyne, Hanson & Co., 1901. Pp (2),[i]-ix,(1),[1]-308, portrait frontis. 8vo, black cloth, gilt lettering to spine, gilt crest to front board, red parallel horizontal lines to both boards and spine, top edge gilt. Watters p.490. “This book, is Sir William Dawson's own account of his life and work, and is, by his express wish, presented in his own words. From beginning to end, it is his, and his alone ! Thatit does not claim to be a biography, in any proper sense, it is needless t o state ; nor, is it necessary to apologise, for omissions, and lack of continuity. It was never intended to be more than rough jottings, of such events and periods in his life, as remained, after the lapse of years, most firmly and vividly impressed on his own mind.” - from the editor's Preface. Contents : 1. Birthplace and parentage. 2. Early educational experiences. 3. Student life in Edinburgh, and relations with Lyell and Logan. 4. marriage.5. Educational work in Nova Scotia. 6. Edinburgh and McGill. 7. McGill Nor mal School. 8. Publications and researches. 9. Visits to England in 1865 and 1870. 10. College life : and the Peter Redpath Museum. 11. Royal Society of Canada. 12. Meetings of the American and British Associations for the Advancement of Science, 1882-86. 13. The higher education of women. 14. Closing years. 15. Obituary. Sir John William Dawson, CMG, FRS, FRSC (1820-1899), was a Canadian geologist and university administrator, born in Pictou, Nova Scotia, where he attended and graduated from Pictou Academy. Of Scottishdescent, Dawson attended the University of Edinburgh to complete his educa tion, and graduated in 1842, having gained a knowledge of geology and natural history from Robert Jameson. Dawson returned to Nova Scotia in 1842, accompanying Sir Charles Lyell on his first visit to that territory. Dawson was subsequently appointed as Nova Scotia's first superintendent of education. Holding the post from 1850 to 1853, he was an energetic reformer of school design, teacher education and curriculum. From 1855 to 1893 he was professor of geology and principal of McGill University in Montreal, an institution which under his influence attained a high reputation. He was elected FRSin 1862. When the Royal Society of Canada was created he was the first to occupy the presidential chair, and he also acted as president of the British Association at its meeting at Birmingham in 1886, and president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Slightly cocked, tears to spine, wear to spine ends and corners, cloth rubbed, inner hinges cracked, library stamp, else good. “With the Editor's Compliments” penned to half-title. As is. 70.00

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133 DAWSON, J.W. DAWSON, J. William, Sir Geological History of Plants.
D. Appleton and Company, , New York, 1888, 
DAWSON, J. William, Sir. The Geological History of Plants. With illustrations. New York : D. Appleton and Company, 1888. First Edition. Pp (4),[1]-4,[i]-x,[1]-290,(6,ads),(2). Illustrated. Index. 8vo, maroon cloth decorated in black, gilt lettering to spine. Volume LXI in The International Scientific Series. “The object of this work is to give, in a connected form, a summary of the development of the vegetable kingdom in geological time. To the geologist and botanist the subject is one of importance with reference to their special pursuits, and one on which it has not been easy to find any convenient manual of information. It is hoped that its treatment in the present volume will also be found sufficiently simple and popular to be attractive to the general reader.” - from the Preface. Contents : 1. Preliminary ideas of geological chronology and of the classification of plants. 2. Vegetation of the Laurentian and Early Paleozoic - Questions as to algae. 3. The Erian or Devonian forests - Origin of petroleum - The age of acrogens and gymnosperms. 4. The Carboniferous flora - Culmination of the acrogens - Formation of coal. 5. The flora of the Early Mesozoic - Reign of pines and cycads. 6. The reign of angiosperms in the Later Cretaceous and Early Tertiary or Kainozoic. 8. Plants from the Tertiary to the modern period. 8. General laws of origin and migrations of plants - Relations of recent and fossil floras. Appendix : (i) Comparative view of Palaeozoic floras, (ii) Heer's latest statements on the Greenland flora, (iii) Mineralisation of fossil plants, (IV) General works on paleobotany. Sir John William Dawson, CMG, FRS, FRSC (1820-1899), was a Canadian geologist and university administrator, born in Pictou, Nova Scotia, where he attended and graduated from Pictou Academy. Of Scottish descent, Dawson attended the University of Edinburgh to complete his education, and graduated in 1842, having gained a knowledge of geology and natural history from Robert Jameson. Dawson returned to Nova Scotiain 1842, accompanying Sir Charles Lyell on his first visit to that territo ry. Dawson was subsequently appointed as Nova Scotia's first superintendentof education. Holding the post from 1850 to 1853, he was an energetic refo rmer of school design, teacher education and curriculum. From 1855 to 1893 he was professor of geology and principal of McGill University in Montreal,an institution which under his influence attained a high reputation. He wa s elected FRS in 1862. When the Royal Society of Canada was created he was the first to occupy the presidential chair, and he also acted as president of the British Association at its meeting at Birmingham in 1886, and president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Wear to spine ends and edges, tears along outer hinges, corners bumped, cloth rubbed, some pencil marks, glue stains to pastedowns, else a good solid copy. As is. 75.00

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134 DAWSON, J.W. DAWSON, J. William, Sir. Archaia; or, Studies of the Cosmogony and Natural History of the Hebrew Scriptures. First Edition
B. Dawson & Son / Sampson Low, Son & Co., Montreal / London , 1860, 
DAWSON, J.W. Archaia; or, Studies of the Cosmogony and Natural History of the Hebrew Scriptures. Montreal : B. Dawson & Son / London : Sampson Low, Son & Co., 1860. First Edition. Pp (14),[9]-400,(6,Index),(4). 8vo, purple pressed cloth, gilt lettering to spine. TPL 5856, Watters p.777. Contents : 1. Introductory. 2. Objects, Character and Authority of the Hebrew Cosmogony. 3. General Views of Nature contained in the Hebrew Scriptures. 4. The Beginning. 5. The Desolate Void. 6. Light. 7. Days of Creation. 8. The Atmosphere. 9. The Dry Land. 10. The First Vegetation. 11. Luminaries. 12. The Lower Animals. 13. The Higher Animals. 14. Man. 15. The Rest of the Creator. 16. Unity and Antiquity of Man. 17. Comparisons and Conclusions. Appendix : A. Authenticity and Genuineness of the Mosaic Books. B. Relation of the Human and Tertiary Periods. C. Original Fluidity of the Earth. D. Azoic Rocks.E. Ancient Floras. F. Development of Specific Forms by Natural Law. G. The Tanninim. H. Recent Elevation of "Western and Central Asia, and Specific C entres of Creation. I. Primitive Unity of Language. K. Ancient Mythologies.L. Supposed Tertiary Races of Men. Sir John William Dawson, CMG, FRS, FRSC (1820-1899), was a Canadian geologist and university administrator, born i n Pictou, Nova Scotia, where he attended and graduated from Pictou Academy.Of Scottish descent, Dawson attended the University of Edinburgh to comple te his education, and graduated in 1842, having gained a knowledge of geology and natural history from Robert Jameson. Dawson returned to Nova Scotia in 1842, accompanying Sir Charles Lyell on his first visit to that territory. Dawson was subsequently appointed as Nova Scotia's first superintendent of education. Holding the post from 1850 to 1853, he was an energetic reformer of school design, teacher education and curriculum. From 1855 to 1893 he was professor of geology and principal of McGill University in Montreal, an institution which under his influence attained a high reputation. He waselected FRS in 1862. When the Royal Society of Canada was created he was t he first to occupy the presidential chair, and he also acted as president of the British Association at its meeting at Birmingham in 1886, and president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Slightly cocked, spine sunned and faded to brown, light wear to spine ends and corners,endpapers soiled, a few pencilled notes, else very good. 150.00

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135 DAWSON, J.W. DAWSON, J. William, Sir. Handbook of Zoology : With Examples from Canadian Species, Recent and Fossil. Part I.- Invertebrata. . First Edition
Dawson Brothers, Montreal, 1870, 
DAWSON, J.W. Handbook of Zoology : With Examples from Canadian Species, Recent and Fossil. Part I.- Invertebrata. With 275 Illustrations. Montreal : Dawson Brothers, 1870. Pp [i]-v,(3),[1]-264. Illustrated. Small 8vo, blue pressed cloth, gilt lettering to front board. “In teaching Zoology nothing isof more importance than to have the means of directing the attention of th e student to the animals of the country in which he lives. For this reason I have been in the habit of preparing a synopsis of the subject for the useof my classes, with examples taken as far as possible from common native s pecies. In preparing a new edition of this synopsis, I was advised by the publisher to give it greater extension, in the hope that it might be useful to other teachers, and also to isolated students and collectors. The present manual is the result of this attempt ; and the only merit which it claimsis that of giving a skeleton of the subject, with illustrations taken from species which the student can collect for himself within the limits of Bri tish North America, or can readily obtain access to in public or private collections. Fossil animals are included as well as those which arc recent, because many types not represented in our existing fauna, occur as fossils in our rock formations ; and because one important use of the teaching of Zoology is that it may be made subsidiary to geological research.” (from the Preface). Contents : I. Physiological Zoology. 1. General nature of tho Animal. 2. Tissues of the Animal. 3. Functions of the Animal. II. Zoological Classification. 1. General Consideration. 2. The species in Zoology. 3. Genera and higher groups. 4. Division into Provinces. 5. Division into Classes.6. Division into Families and Orders. III. Descriptive Zoology— Radiata. 1 . Protozoa. 2. Anthozoa or Actinozoa. 3. Acalephae or Hydrozoa. 4. Ecbinodermata. IV. Descriptive Zoology – Mollusca. 1. Heterobranchiata. 2. Lamellibranchiata. 3. Gasteropoda. 4. Cephalopoda. V. Descriptive Zoology – Articulata. 1. Annulata. 2. Crustacea. 3. Insocta. 4. Arachnida. Appendices - A. Classification of Vertebrata. B. Instructions for Colleotjng and Preserving Invertebrate Animals. Sir John William Dawson, CMG, FRS, FRSC (1820-1899), was a Canadian geologist and university administrator, born in Pictou, NovaScotia, where he attended and graduated from Pictou Academy. Of Scottish d escent, Dawson attended the University of Edinburgh to complete his education, and graduated in 1842, having gained a knowledge of geology and naturalhistory from Robert Jameson. Dawson returned to Nova Scotia in 1842, accom panying Sir Charles Lyell on his first visit to that territory. Dawson was subsequently appointed as Nova Scotia's first superintendent of education. Holding the post from 1850 to 1853, he was an energetic reformer of school design, teacher education and curriculum. From 1855 to 1893 he was professor of geology and principal of McGill University in Montreal, an institutionwhich under his influence attained a high reputation. He was elected FRS i n 1862. When the Royal Society of Canada was created he was the first to occupy the presidential chair, and he also acted as president of the British Association at its meeting at Birmingham in 1886, and president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Light spotting to cloth, light smudge to title page, else a very good copy. 75.00

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136 DAWSON, J.W. DAWSON, J. William, Sir. Origin of the World, according to Revelation and Science. First Edition
Dawson Brothers, Publishers, Montreal, 1877, 
DAWSON, J.W. The Origin of the World according to Revelation and Science. Montreal : Dawson Brothers, Publishers, 1877. First Edition. Pp (4),[i]-vii,(1),[9]-438,(2). Index. 8vo, maroon cloth, gilt lettering to spine, horizontal black lines to front board and spine. Watters p.777. “The scope of thiswork is in the main identical with that of "Archaia," published in i860; b ut in attempting to prepare a new edition brought up to the present condition of the subject, it was found that so much required to be rewritten as tomake it essentially a new book, and it was therefore decided to give it a new name, more clearly indicating its character and purpose. The intention of this new publication is to throw as much light as possible on the present condition of the much-agitated questions respecting the origin of the world and its inhabitants. To students of the Bible it will afford the means of determining the precise import of the biblical references to creation, and of their relation to what is known from other sources. To geologists and biologists it is intended to give some intelligible explanation of the connection of the doctrines of revealed religion with the results of their respective sciences. A still higher end to which the author would gladly contribute is that of aiding thoughtful men perplexed with the apparent antagonisms of science and religion, and of indicating how they may best harmonize our great and growing knowledge of nature with our old and cherished beliefsas to the origin and destiny of man.” (from the Preface). Contents : 1. Th e Mystery of Origins and Its Solutions. 2. Objects and Nature of a Revelation of Origins. 3. Objects and Nature of a Revelation of Origins (continued). 4. The Beginning. 5. The Desolate Void. 6. Light and Creative Days. 7. The Atmosphere. 8. The Dry Land and the First Plants. 9. Luminaries. 10. The Lower Animals. 11. The Higher Animals and Man. 12. The Rest of the Creator.13. Unity and Antiquity of Man. 14. Unnity and Antiquity of Man (continued ). 15. Comparisons and Conclusions. Appendices : A. True and False Evolution. B. Evolution and Creation by Law. C. Modes of Creation. D. Theories of Life. E. Recent Facts as to the Antiquity of Man. F. General Periods in Connection with Genesis. G. Chemistry of the primeval Earth. H. Tannin and Bhemah. I. Ancient Mythologies. K. Assyrian and Egyptian Texts. L. Species and Varieties in Connection with Evolution and the Unity of Man. Sir John William Dawson, CMG, FRS, FRSC (1820-1899), was a Canadian geologist and university administrator, born in Pictou, Nova Scotia, where he attended and graduated from Pictou Academy. Of Scottish descent, Dawson attended the University of Edinburgh to complete his education, and graduated in 1842, having gained a knowledge of geology and natural history from Robert Jameson. Dawsonreturned to Nova Scotia in 1842, accompanying Sir Charles Lyell on his fir st visit to that territory. Dawson was subsequently appointed as Nova Scotia's first superintendent of education. Holding the post from 1850 to 1853, he was an energetic reformer of school design, teacher education and curriculum. From 1855 to 1893 he was professor of geology and principal of McGillUniversity in Montreal, an institution which under his influence attained a high reputation. He was elected FRS in 1862. When the Royal Society of Canada was created he was the first to occupy the presidential chair, and he also acted as president of the British Association at its meeting at Birmingham in 1886, and president of the American Association for the Advancementof Science. Spine sunned, wear to spine ends, corners bumped, penned name, inkstamp, else very good. 75.00

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137 DAWSON, J.W. DAWSON, John William, Sir Chain of Life in Geological Time : A Sketch of the Origin and Succession ofAnimals and Plants.
Religious Tract Society, RTS, London, 1880, 
DAWSON, J.W. The Chain of Life in Geological Time : A Sketch of the Origin and Succession of Animals and Plants. With numerous illustrations. (London): The Religious Tract Society, n.d. [1880]. Pp [i]-xiv,[1]-272,(2). Illust rated. Index. 8vo, maroon half leather, maroon marbled paper covered boards. “Questions as to the origin and history of life are not at the present time limited to mere philosophical speculation and poetical imagining. The solutions of these questions are now supposed to be based on the facts of Biology and Palaeontology; and, establishing themselves on these facts, the bolder speculators suppose that they can scale heaven, dethrone God, and sweep away all belief in the spiritual nature and higher destinies of man. No portion of our modern acquisitions in science is more closely connected withthese daring speculations than that which relates to the succession of for ms of life in geological time ; and none is more unfairly dealt with by themore extreme theorists. On the one hand, they parade carefully selected se ries of fossil species as demonstrating the reality of continuous derivation. On the other hand, when this process fails to meet the requirements of the facts, they affirm that the imperfection of the record, or of our know- ledge of it, invalidates any testimony of Palaeontology on. the subject.” -from the Preface. Contents : I. Preliminary Considerations as to the Exten t and Sources of our Knowledge. II. The Beginning of Life on the Earth. III. The Age of Invertebrates of the Sea. IV. The Origin of Plant Life on the Land. V. The Appearance of Vertebrate Animals. VI. The First Air-breathers.VII. The Empire of the Great Reptiles. VIII. The First Forests of Modern T ype. IX. The Reign of Mammals. X. The Advent of Man. XL Review of the History of Life. Sir John William Dawson, CMG, FRS, FRSC (1820-1899), was a Canadian geologist and university administrator, born in Pictou, Nova Scotia, where he attended and graduated from Pictou Academy. Of Scottish descent, Dawson attended the University of Edinburgh to complete his education, and graduated in 1842, having gained a knowledge of geology and natural history from Robert Jameson. Dawson returned to Nova Scotia in 1842, accompanying Sir Charles Lyell on his first visit to that territory. Dawson was subsequently appointed as Nova Scotia's first superintendent of education. Holding the post from 1850 to 1853, he was an energetic reformer of school design, teacher education and curriculum. From 1855 to 1893 he was professor of geology and principal of McGill University in Montreal, an institution which under his influence attained a high reputation. He was elected FRS in 1862. When the Royal Society of Canada was created he was the first to occupy the presidential chair, and he also acted as president of the British Association at its meeting at Birmingham in 1886, and president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Spine severely chipped and partly detached, heavy wear to covers, lacking free endpapers, ex-library (bookplate, inkstamps, rear pouch), some foxing and smudging, some tape repair to gutters, a few pencil marks, overall a poor copy. As is. 40.00

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138 DAWSON, J.W. DAWSON, John William, Sir Chain of Life in Geological Time : A Sketch of the Origin and Succession ofAnimals and Plants.
Harper & Brothers, New York, 1875, 
DAWSON, J.W. The Story of Earth and Man. New York : Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1875. Pp (2),[i]-xiii,(3),[1]-403,(3).+ colour geological chart frontis. Text Illustrations. Index. 8vo, maroon cloth, gilt lettering to spine. “The science of the earth as illustrated by geological research, is one of the noblest outgrowths of our modern intellectual life. Constituting the sum of all the natural sciences in their application to the history of our world, it affords a very wide and varied scope for mental activity, and deals with some of the grandest problems of space and time and of organic existence. It invites us to be present at the origin of things, and to enter into the very workshop of the Creator. It has, besides, most important and intimate connection with the industrial arts and with the material resources at the disposal of man. Its educational value, as a means of cultivating the powers of observing and reasoning, and of accustoming the mind to deal with large and intricate questions, can scarcely be overrated. But fully to serve these high ends, the study of geology must be based on a thorough knowledge of the subjects which constitute its elementary data. It must be divested as far as possible of merely local colouring, and of the prejudices ofspecialists. It must be emancipated from the control of the bald metaphysi cal speculations so rife in our time, and above all it must be delivered from that materialistic infidelity, which, by robbing nature of the spiritualelement, and of its presiding Divinity, makes science dry, barren, and rep ulsive, diminishes its educational value, and even renders it less efficient for purposes of practical research.” - from the Preface. Contents: 1. TheGenesis of the Earth. 2. The Eozoic Ages. 3. The Primordial and Cambrian A ge. 4. The Silurian Ages. 5. The Devonian or Erian Age. 6. The Carboniferous Age. 7. The Permian Age. 8. The Mesozoic Ages. 9. The Mesozoic Ages (continued). 10. The Neozoic Ages. 11. The Neozoic Ages (continued). 12. Close of the Post-Pliocene, and Advent of Man. 13. Advent of Man (continued). 14. Primitive Man. 15. Primitive Man (continued). Sir John William Dawson, CMG,FRS, FRSC (1820-1899), was a Canadian geologist and university administrat or, born in Pictou, Nova Scotia, where he attended and graduated from Pictou Academy. Of Scottish descent, Dawson attended the University of Edinburghto complete his education, and graduated in 1842, having gained a knowledg e of geology and natural history from Robert Jameson. Dawson returned to Nova Scotia in 1842, accompanying Sir Charles Lyell on his first visit to that territory. Dawson was subsequently appointed as Nova Scotia's first superintendent of education. Holding the post from 1850 to 1853, he was an energetic reformer of school design, teacher education and curriculum. From 1855to 1893 he was professor of geology and principal of McGill University in Montreal, an institution which under his influence attained a high reputation. He was elected FRS in 1862. When the Royal Society of Canada was created he was the first to occupy the presidential chair, and he also acted as president of the British Association at its meeting at Birmingham in 1886, and president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Ex-library (spine numbering, discard stamp, blindstamp), penned name, spine ends and corners worn, cloth rubbed, else a good, solid copy. As is. 35.00

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Acadian Geology. First Edition, DAWSON, John William DAWSON, J. William
139 DAWSON, John William DAWSON, J. William Acadian Geology. First Edition
Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh, 1855, 1855 
DAWSON, John William. Acadian Geology. Edinburgh : Oliver and Boyd [and] London: Simpkin, Marshall, and Co. [and] J. Dawson and Son, Pictou, N. S., 1855. First Edition. Pp. [i]-xii, [1]- 388 with four wood-engraved plates, 35 illustrations and large hand-coloured, engraved folding map "Geological Map of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Part of New Brunswick". Small 8vo. Original brownish-violet cloth stamped in gilt and blind, and with gilt lettering to spine.

TPL 5663.

Chapters:
1. Introduction;
2. General Description of Nova Scotia;
3. Modern Alluvial Deposits;
4. The Drift, Diluvium or Boulder Formation;
5. The New Red Sandstone;
6. The New Red Sandstone (Continued);
7. The New Red Sandstone (Continued);
8. The Carboniferous System;
9. The Carboniferous System (Continued);
10. The Carboniferous System (Continued);
11. The Carboniferous System (Continued);
12. The Carboniferous System (Continued);
13.The Carboniferous System (Continued);
14. Devonian and Upper Silurian Systems;
15. Metamorphic District of the Atlantic Coast.
With Appendix.

Spine faded, fore-corners bumped, some wear to all extremities. Light to moderate water-staining affects lower margin of most leaves (as well as -- more detractingly so -- corresponding portions of the map). Very slight foxing to some leaves, map (apart from the waterstaining) is somewhat browned and having neatly repaired 2 1/2" tear affecting design. Neat ink signature of an early owner to top of title page.

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140 DAWSON, John William. DAWSON, J.W., Sir Evolution and the Apparition of Animal Forms. An article excerpted from ThePrinceton Review, Vol. 1, 1878
Princeton Review, 1878, 
DAWSON, J.W. Evolution and the Apparition of Animal Forms. An article excerpted from The Princeton Review, Vol. 1, 1878, pp (1),[662]-675,(1). 8vo, disbound, in plain brown paper covers with penned title to front cover. Sir John William Dawson, CMG, FRS, FRSC (1820-1899), was a Canadian geologist and university administrator, born in Pictou, Nova Scotia, where he attended and graduated from Pictou Academy. Of Scottish descent, Dawson attended theUniversity of Edinburgh to complete his education, and graduated in 1842, having gained a knowledge of geology and natural history from Robert Jameson. Dawson returned to Nova Scotia in 1842, accompanying Sir Charles Lyell on his first visit to that territory. Dawson was subsequently appointed as Nova Scotia's first superintendent of education. Holding the post from 1850 to 1853, he was an energetic reformer of school design, teacher education and curriculum. From 1855 to 1893 he was professor of geology and principal of McGill University in Montreal, an institution which under his influence attained a high reputation. He was elected FRS in 1862. When the Royal Society of Canada was created he was the first to occupy the presidential chair, and he also acted as president of the British Association at its meeting at Birmingham in 1886, and president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Disbound from journal, pages loose, first and last page browned, some foxing, else good only. 15.00

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