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121 COATES, Ken S. MORRISON, William R. Land of the Midnight Sun : A History of the Yukon. First Edition in dustjacket.
Hurtig Publishers, Edmonton, 1988, ISBN:0888303319 
COATES, Ken S. and William R. MORRISON. Land of the Midnight Sun : A History of the Yukon. Edmonton : Hurtig Publishers, (1988). First Printing. Pp. (8),1-336. Illustrated with several dozen black and white photos to text. 8vo, green cloth with gilt lettering to spine. "To people around the world, the word 'Yukon' carries a certain magic. It evokes images of dance-hall girls and prospectors, the steep Chilkoot Pass and rushing rivers, Dan McGrew and Sam McGee. Robert Service's poetry seems to have defined the Yukon and trapped it in an era for all time. But the Yukon is more -- much more. Its history is colourful and varied and encompasses far more than the days of the Klondike. This book birngs that neglected history ot life for the readeras no other has ever done. It is an irony of a region rich in irony that t he Yukon, one of the last places in North America to be developed, was actually one of the first areas of the continent to bear the footprint of man. From that beginning, the history of the Yukon is told in the lives of the men and women who lived it. The story begins as a slow stream -- the gradualarrival of the explorers and missionaries amongst the scattered tribes of the native people. It gathers momentum and floods through the heady days ofgold rush fever and the Klondike -- men like George Carmack and Tagish Cha rley and women like the indomitable Martha Black, who climbed over the Passinto the Yukon while pregnant and spent the rest of her ninety years in he r adopted land. The stream encounters a dam after the gold rush -- things slow down and Dawson City shrinks to a third of the size it was in its glorydays. But then comes the Second World War and the building of the Alaska H ighway -- the Yukon booms once more. Booms usually bring busts and for a while it looks as if the stream of the Yukon's fortunes will slow to a trickle once again. But then there's oil... Professors Coates and Morrison have produced a tremendously readable history of an area usually consigned to a few pages at the back of most Canadian history books. The Yukon can only gain in importance in days to come; it is a territory fuill of potential and its past is full of excitement. Canadians owe it to themselves to know more about their past and their future and there can be few more pleasant ways to do that than by reading 'Land of the Midnight Sun'." - from the dustjacket. Bookplate, else very good in corner-trimmed dustjacket. 20.00

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122 CODY, Robin Voyage of a Summer Sun : Canoeing the Columbia River.. 1st card covers
Sasquatch Books, Seattle , 1996, 
CODY, Robin. Voyage of a Summer Sun : Canoeing the Columbia River. Seattle : Sasquatch Books, (1996). First Paperback Printing. Pp 301. Illustrated. 8vo, card covers. Cassell 473. A chatty excursion down the Columbia from itssource in the Canadian Rockies to the sea. Very good. 12.50

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123 COFFIN, Stewart. Black Spruce Journals : Tales of Canoe-Tripping in the Maine Woods, the Boreal Spruce Forests of Northern Canada, and the Barren Grounds. Paperback.
Heron Dance Press, Williston, VT, 2007, ISBN:9781933937403 
COFFIN, Stewart. Black Spruce Journals : Tales of Canoe-Tripping in the Maine Woods, the Boreal Spruce Forests of Northern Canada, and the Barren Grounds. (Williston, VT: Heron Dance Press, 2007). First Printing. Pp. (8),1-183,(1). With 99 black and white photos and 7 map reproductions. 8vo, illustrated pale green card covers with black lettering to front cover and spine. "Stewart Coffin writes vividly and compellingly of nearly fifty years of canoe travel in Maine, Quebec,m the Barren Lands, and Labrador. The logistical, physical, and psychological demands of canoeing in remote country are described convincingly. Likewise, Coffin's observatrions about his companionson the trail emphasize the importance of judging shrewdly the persons with whom one is going to share food, portages, rapids, and bad weather." - fro m the rear cover. Contents: The Great Outdoors; The Rapid River; The Dead and Kennebec Rivers; Against All Odds; Eddie Dutelle; The Boat Business; TheMaine Woods; Into the Canadian Wilds; The Kazan River; The George River; T he Wacouno River; The Naskaupi River; The Moisie River; Nature Photographer; The Kipawa and Dumoine Rivers; The Romaine River; The Bow Trip and the Ste. Marguerite River; The Wakwayowkastic River; The Ugjoktok River; Across Labrador by Paddle and Pedal; The Magpie River; The Ashuanipi River; More Adventures, 1986-1988; Adventures with George Luste; Around the Campfire; Paddles; Back to the Maine Woods. Very good. 35.00

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124 COISH, Calvin Atlantic Advocate 77:12 SHEA, Harold BELLIVEAU, J.E. Charm of the Humber"
1987, 
COISH, Calvin. "The Charm of the Humber." An article in The Atlantic Advocate, February 1985. Vol.77, No.12. Pp 40-42. Triple column. Also: Martin Flewwelling's "Profile: Eric Clarke" (p.6). Also : Harold Shea's "I Cover the Waterfront" [Halifax]; Stan Fitzner's "The Admirable Cape Islander" [p.11];Ruth Kilpatrick and Pauline Bissett's "Moncton's Magic Mountain"; John E. Belliveau's "The Sumner Family Business Dynasty: The Great Expander" [Moncton]; Ted Jones' "Behind the Scenes: Children of a Lesser God" [the making of the film in the Saint John area]; Patrick J. McManus' "The Elusive Spooksof Halifax"; Trudy Duivenvoorden-Mitic's "An Isle with a Past: Profile of Heron Island" [N.B.]; others, usual columns. Vg. for the issue 4.00

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125 COLE. Arlene. Between Two Rivers : Newcastle, Maine : A Brief History of Newcastle on the250th Anniversary of Its Incorporation on June 19, 1753.
Lincoln County Publishing Co., Newcastle, Maine, 2003, 
COLE. Arlene. Between Two Rivers : Newcastle, Maine : A Brief History of Newcastle on the 250th Anniversary of Its Incorporation on June 19, 1753. [Newcastle, Maine] : Lincoln County Publishing Co., 2003. Pp [i]-vi,1-162. Illustrated. Maps. 4to, illustrated card covers. Contents : Part I : Alewives;Archaeology; Boats; Bridges; Cemeteries;h Charter; Churches; Damariscotta River; Garrisons; Incorporation; Indians; Land; Lincoln Academy; Maps & drawings; Mills; Oyster Shells; Post Offices; Railroads; Roads; Schools; Sheepscot River; Taniscot; Town Lines; Veterans. Part II : Communities (Damariscotta Mills, East Newcastle, Newcastle, North Newcastle, Sheepscot, South Newcastle); Then & Now; Newcastle's (Selectmen, Bi-Centennial, Fire Company, Historical Society); Here & There. Very good. Signed by author on Foreword page. 35.00

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126 COLLINDER, Bjorn Lapps. First Edition in dustjacket.
Princeton University Press, for the American Scandinavian Foundation, New York, 1949, 
COLLINDER, Bjorn. The Lapps. New York and Princeton: Princeton University Press, for the American Scandinavian Foundation, 1949. First Printing. Pp. (12),3-252, colour frontispiece, + 16 p. of plates. Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth with silver-lettered black title block to spine. "In the northern crown of the Scandinavian peninsula, stretching across Norway, Sweden, Finland,and into Russia, extends a roughly defined region known as Lapland. In thi s wild country, cut by rivers and fjords, with vast forests and mountains of striking beauty, live thirty thousand Lapps. Through a nomadic culture oftheir own, which has only recently begun to be deeply affected by modern E uropean developments, they have preserved the ways of their forefathers. This book -- the first general book in English on the Lapps since 1674 -- is a detailed account of this ancient and difficult life." - from the dj. Contents: 1. The Land of the Lapps; 2. The History of the Lapps; 3. The LappishLanguage; 4. Race and National Character; 5. Lapp Clothing; 6. Lapp Dwelli ngs; 7. Food and Drink; 8. The Reindeer and its Domestication; 9. The Dog and the Enemies of the Reindeer; 10. Reindeer Breeding; 11. From the Cradle to the Grave; 12. Paganism and Superstition; 13. Shamanism and Ecstasy; 14.Taboo and the Bear; 15. Sacrifices; 16. Prayers and Spells; 17. Literature , Art, and Music; 18. Ancient and Modern Opinions of the Lapps. Light shelfwear, else very good in nicked, spine-browned, unclipped dustjacket. Ex-libris noted anthropologist Chester S. Chard (founder of the journal Arctic Anthropology, and author of several books), with his name stamp to flyleaf. 25.00

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127 COLQUHOUN, P[atrick]. Treatise on the Commerce and Police of the River Thames
1800, 
COLQUHOUN, P[atrick]. Treatise on the Commerce and Police of the River Thames: Containing an historical view of the trade of the port of London; and suggesting Means for preventing the Depredations thereon, by a Legislative System of River Police. With an account of the functions of the various magistrates and corporations exercising jurisdiction on the river; and a general view of the penal and remedial statutes connected with the subject, by P. Colquhoun, LL.D. L.: Printed for Joseph Mawman, in the Poultry, successor to Mr Dilly, [by] H. Baldwin and Son, Printers, New Bridge-street, 1800. First Edition. Pp [4], xxxiv, 593[-594], 609-676, [20] +2 fldg tables + folding map [at p.1]. 8vo, calf. Ben Cohen, The Thames 1580-1980 : A General Bibliography, p. 297-298. Map has been trimmed a tad too closely, (but not affecting text & image) and map folds are a askew, ow very nice clean and pleasant copy. 1,500.00

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128 COLWELL, Frederic S. Rivermen. Cdn in dj
McGill - Queen's, 1989, 
COLWELL, Frederic S. Rivermen : A Romantic Iconography of the River and theSource. Kingston, Montreal, London : McGill - Queen's University Press, (1 989). Pp 220. 8vo, maroon cloth. "Rivermen examines the mythic context and psychological dimensions of the river and its source through an investigation of the recurring motifs associated with the source in classical and English literature - the heroic quest, the river journey, and the naiad or muse." from the dj. Vg-fine in dj. 20.00

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129 COMFORT, Judith SHERIDAN, Victoria Country Roads of the Maritimes : New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Nova Scotia. 1st pr.
Nimbus Publishing, Halifax, 1994, ISBN:1551090767 
COMFORT, Judith. Country Roads of the Maritimes : New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Nova Scotia. Halifax, Nova Scotia : Nimbus Publishing, (1994). First Printing. Pp (8),ix-x,(2),3-175,(7). Illustrated. Map. 8vo, illustrated blue card covers. "Take a ferry and you can smeel the salt air, watch raucous seagulls swoop down to mob a fishing boat, and enjoy the sights of lobster traps lining wharfs and docks far above boats stranded at low tide. [...] Relive the struggles of settlers from many lands and the tragic story of the Acadians on these harsh but picturesque shores as you browse historic villages and museums. Swim at magnificent beaches, roam rocky cliffs overlooking the sea, and discover marshes and wildlife sanctuaries teeming with birds. [...] From the apple orchards and fishing villages of New Brunswick to the rolling dairy famrs on Prince Edward Island and the rugged cliffs and salmon-rich rivers of Nova Scotia, join Judith Comfort, a Nova Scotia native, as she travels twelve routes in these fascinating provinces." - from the rear cover. Contents: 1. Island Hopping: Campobello, Deer Island, and St Andrews-by-the Sea; 2. Ferryland: The Kingston Peninsula and Area; 3.River Towns of the St. John; 4. The Acadian Peninsula: Caraquet to Miscou; 5. Souris to the East Point Lighthouse; 6. Norhtern Queens County and Prin ce Edward Island National Park; 7. Nature in the Extreme: The Parrsboro Shore; 8. Blomidon Country: Wolfville and the Dyke Lands; 9. Rocky Peninsulas:Yarmouth County; 10. Beaches of Lunenburg County; 11. Harbour Villages of the Eastern Shore; 12. Enchanted Valley: The Margaree. Very good. 8.00

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130 CONNOR, Ralph GORDON, Charles William Arm of Gold.
McClelland & Stewart, Toronto , 1932, 
CONNOR, Ralph. The Arm of Gold. Toronto : McClelland & Stewart, Limited, Publishers, (1932). Pp (6),1-314. 8vo, orange cloth, black lettering to frontboard and spine, top edge dyed orange. Watters p.297, Spadoni & Donnelly 1 061, Tennyson, Cape Bretoniana 4960. “The scene of his latest novel is Ravanoolish, a lovely Cape Breton village, clinging to the hillsides that run down to the Bras d'Or. Four hours away, the great smokestacks from coal pitsand steel-furnaces, roll their sooty clouds to blacken the clean blue of h eaven. Between these two extremes flow the rivers of the actors in the drama. Here religion and scepticism, the sweet culture of gentle souls and the fierce ruthlessness of modern commerce, materialism and idealism, pure loveand hideous lust, mingle and work out their various destinies.” - from the dj. Slightly cocked, spine and margins faded, minor spotting to spine, pen ned initials dated 1932, foxing to edges, else good in rubbed, spine chipped and torn, gold-coloured dustjacket illustrated in green and black. As is.30.00

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131 CORLE, Edwin Rivers of America Gila : River of the Southwest. First Edition
Holt, Rinehart and Winston, New York, Chicago & San Francisco, 1951, 
CORLE, Edwin. The Gila : River of the Southwest. Illustrated by Ross Santee. New York, Toronto : Rinehart and Company, Inc., (1951). First Edition. Pp(18),5-402. Illustrated. 8vo, yellow-gold cloth. A volume in the Rivers of America series. Fitzgerald, The Rivers of America: A Descriptive Bibliogra phy, G6, Farquhar, Books of the Colorado River & the Grand Canyon : A Selective Bibliography 31. Part I. Theater of Operations ... to 1540 1. Death ofa Dinosaur; 2. Roll, Gila, Roll; 3. Long before Columbus; 4. They Built a Big House; 5. A Black Man and a White Man. Part II. Spain Spins the Plot, 1540 to 1821 6. The Tidings Brought to the Viceroy; 7. A Gentleman from Salamanca [Coronado]; 8. A Scholar from Austria [Eusebio Francisco Kino]; 9. The Lost Bells of Tumacacori; 10. By the Order of St. Francis. Part III. Mexico Casts the Play, 1821 to 1856. 11. The Interlopers; 12. General Kearny Loses His Patience; 13. The Mormon Battalion; 14. The Oatman Case [Royce Oatman and his family at the hands of the Apaches]; 15. Mr. Gadsden Makes a Purchase [James Gadsden and Arizona]. Part IV. The U.S.A. Produces the Show, 1856 to 1870. 16. A River to Cross; 17. "Pioneers! O Pioneers!"; 18. The Mail Must Get Through; 19. The Blue, The Gray, and the Old Pueblo [Tucson, &c]; 20. Of Mines and Mining Men. Part IV. The Critics Are Heard From, 1870 to... 21. "Shoot Anybody Who Wears a Hat"; 22. An Apache Is an Apache; 23. W hat's the Name of That Town Again?; 24. It's Poison! [on flora and fauna]; 25. Where Were You on February 14, 1912? With bibliography and index. Very light wear to extremities, else very good. 40.00

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132 Corps of Engineers, Department of the Army) Port and Terminal Charges at United States Pacific Coast Ports. 1949 ed.
GPO, 1949, 
(Corps of Engineers, Department of the Army). Port and Terminal Charges at United States Pacific Coast Ports; prepared by the Board of Engineers for Rivers and Harbors. Washington: GPO, 1949. Pp 230. 8vo, brown cloth. Includes Astoria, Bellingham, Coos Bay, Eureka, Everett, Grays Harbor, Longview, Los Angeles and Long Beach, Monterey, Oakland, Olympia, Port Angeles, Portland, Redwood City, Richmond Harbor, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Stockton, Tacoma, and Vancouver, Wash. Rubbed and soiled, owners signature, else vg. 65.00

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133 COUSTEAU, Jacques-Yves RICHARDS, Mose. FRIER, Scott. Jacques Cousteau's Amazon Journey. in dj.
Abrams, 1984, 
COUSTEAU, Jacques-Yves and Mose RICHARDS. Jacques Cousteau's Amazon Journey; with photographs by Scot Frier [et al.]. NY: Harry N. Abrams, (1984). Pp 235. Illustrated. 4to, brown cloth. A mighty expedition, even by the late Mr. Cousteau's standards: an eighteen month investigation of the Amazon, ranging over two thousand miles from the sea to elevations of eighteen thousand feet in the Andes. Small bookplate, else vg in rubbed dj. 50.00

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134 COY, Harold COLLINS, Fred Real Book about Rivers. US book club in dj
Garden City Books, 1954, 
COY, Harold. The Real Book about Rivers. Illustrated by Fred Collins. Garden City : Garden City Books, (copyright 1953). Book Club Edition. Pp 192. 8vo, tan cloth. Vg in dj. 12.50

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135 CREIGHTON, Donald Empire of the St. Lawrence. no dj
Macmillan, 1956, 
CREIGHTON, Donald. The Empire of the St. Lawrence. Tor.: Macmillan Co. of Canada, 1956. Pp (8),v-vii,(3),1-441,(1). Maps. 8vo, red cloth. "This book was originally published as one of a series on Canadian-American relations sponsired by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and was then entitled The Commercial Empire of the St. Lawrence 1760-1850. Out of print for a number of years (copies have been selling in the rare book market at substantial prices) it has now been re-issued with a new preface, and with a new title which more accurately describes a work that is very much more than commercial history." - from the dj. Some neat underlining in pencil, name, owner's blindstamp, else vg. 30.00

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136 CURTIS, Herb Luther Corhern's Salmon Camp Chronicles. First Edition
Goose Lane, 1999, 1999 086492268x / 9780864922687 
CURTIS, Herb. Luther Corhern's Salmon Camp Chronicles. (Fredericton, New Brunswick) : Goose Lane, (1999). First Edition. Pp [1]-184,(8). 8vo, art- and photo-illustrated card covers, mostly red spine, with white lettering.

Herb Curtis (b. December 23, 1949 in Keenan Siding, Northumberland County, New Brunswick).

"Luther Corhern's boss at the Salmon Camp, an angler's paradise on the Miramichi River, decides that his sports would enjoy a log: a fishing record embellsihed with yarns. Lute's the natural choice to man the old Remington. Lute is a dreamer. Especially off season, his mind ranges in all directions: a computer that sends letters from the future, the curative power of salt herring tied to the feet, golf and Christmas. But every topic leads back to the salmon and the mystical river that's home to man and fish alike." - from the rear.

The chapters [un-numbered in the text] are:
1. Call Me Luther;
2. We Call Him Cavender Bill;
3. The Convenient Store;
4. The Secret;
5. The Name Game;
6. The Whitewall Rapids;
7. Moving Right Along;
8. Winning the Lottery;
9. A One-Horse Hope and Sleigh, Eh?;
10. On Sabbatical;
11. My Inheritance;
12. Call of the Quill;
13. Flood Talk;
14. The Virtual Time Machine;
15. A Rainy Day Friend;
16. Holidays;
17. The Tiger's Extinct at Riverbend;
18. Wade Rivers;
19. A Green Machine Day;
20. Walking;
21. Summer Complaints;
22. A Night on the Cains;
23. All That Glitters;
24. Between Tears and Laughter;
25. The Kitchen Table;
26. The Cure-All;
27. The Craziest Dreams;
28. Thirsts of the Soul;
29. Trailer Fever.

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137 DAHL, Ervin Gateway to the Interior : A Brief History of Hope 1971
1971, 
DAHL, Ervin. Gateway to the Interior : "A Brief History of Hope" 1971. N.pl.: n.pub., n.d. [ca 1971]. Pp (2),1-65,(1). Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated orange stapled card covers, lettered in maroon. Hope is a district municipality located at the confluence of the Fraser and Coquihalla rivers in the province of British Columbia, Canada. Contents : Foreword; Gateway to the Interior; The First White Man; The Native Indians; The Early Forts; The FraserRiver Gold Rush; Law And Order at the Forts; Trouble!; The First Church in Hope; Official Survey of Hope Townsite; To the Goldfields; A Road to the I nterior; Hope Gets a School; Building the C.P.R.; Hope Revitalized; Floods and Fires; Hope Grows Up; Logging; Post-war Development. Very good. 30.00

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138 DAMPIER, William, Captain MASEFIELD, John, ed. Dampier's Voyages : Consisting of a New Voyage Round the World, a Supplement to the Voyage Round the World, Two Voyages to Campeachy, a Discourse of Winds, a Voyage to New Holland, and a Vindication, in answer to the Chimerical Relation of William Funnell
E. Grant Richards, London, 1906, 
DAMPIER, William, Captain. Dampier's Voyages : Consisting of a New Voyage Round the World, a Supplement to the Voyage Round the World, Two Voyages to Campeachy, a Discourse of Winds, a Voyage to New Holland, and a Vindication, in answer to the Chimerical Relation of William Funnell. Edited by John Masefield. In Two Voyages. London : E. Grant Richards, 1906. Numbered Limited Edition. Pp (8),vii-ix,(1),[1]-[612], frontispiece portrait + 5 folding maps; (4),v-vii,(1),[1]-624,+ 5 folding maps + 8 plates. Index. 8vo, green cloth, gilt vignettes to front board and spine, gilt lettering to spine, topedge gilt. "This edition is limited to one thousand copes for sale in the United Kingdom. No. ---." Contents : Vol. I : The Life of William Dampier; Note on the Text; Author's Dedication and Preface; Author's Table of Contents; The Introduction to the Voyage Round the World; mThe Voyage Round the World; Appendix to the Voyage Round the World : Dampier's Associates; Dedication and Preface to the Supplement; The Contents of the Supplement; The Voyage to Tonquin from Achin in Sumatra. Vol. II : Part I - Supplement of the Voyage round the World, continued from Vol. I. IV. Of the Government of Tonquin, Kings, Soldiers, and Mandarins. V. Voyage to Tenan. Journey by Land to Cachao, Occurrences. VI. Return trom Tonquin, with some Particulars of Cambodia and Bencouli, and Arrival at Malacca and Achin. VII. Achin described; its Natural and Political State, Customs, Trade, Civil Wars, etc. VIII. Author's Voyage to Malacca; Malacca described. IX. Return to Achin ; Voyage to Fort St. George, and thence to Bencouli; Bencouli described. Part II - The Campeachy Voyages. I. First Journey to Campeachy, and Return. Jucatan, Alcranes, and Island of Pines described. II. Second Voyage to Campeachy. TheEast Coast described; its Vegetables, Weather, Animals, etc. III. Logwood- Cutting, Beef-Hunting, and Occurrences. IV. The West Coast Rivers. The Mountain Cow, Indians, etc. V. The Rivers further West, the Products of Campeachy. Return to England. Part III - A Discourse of Winds, Storms, Seasons, Tides, and Currents in the Torrid Zone. I. On the True or General Trade Wind at Sea, Crossing the Line, etc. II. Of the Coasting and Constant Trade Winds. III. Of the Shifting Trade Winds and Monsoons. IV. Of Sea and Land Breezes. V. Of Peculiar Breezes and Winds of Particular Effects, Summasenta Winds, Cartagena Breezes, Popogaios, erenos, and Haramjatans. VI. Of Storms, Norths, Souths, Hurricanes, Tuffoons, Stormy Monsoons, and Elephantas. VII. Of the Seasons of the Year, Weather, Rains, and Tornadoes. VIII. Of Tides and Currents. Natal described. Part IV - A Voyage to New Holland. I. Departure from England. The Canary Isles. Teneriffe, Mayo, and St. Jago described. II. Course and Winds in Crossing the Line. Bahia, the City and Country described. III. Winds, Sea-reckonings and Variations. Arrival in New Holland. Description of the Country. An Account of Plants. Part V. I. A Continuation of a Voyage to New Holland. II. Letters and Papers Relating to the Voyage of the "St. George." III. Captain Dampier's Vindication. IV. Captain Dampoier's Vindication Answered. V. Courts-Martial. ADDITIONAL SHIPPING CHARGES WILL BE REQUIRED FOR ORDERS OUTSIDE CANADA DUE TO ITS WEIGHT. Rebacked (with original worn spine laid on), new endpapers, rubbed and lightly spotted, some sunning and bubbling to cloth, corners bumped, bottom portion of pp 130-134 of Vol. I torn, some light pencil marks, else a good, solid copy. Limited to 1,000 numbered copies, this copy unnumbered. The two-volume set for 280.00

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139 DANA, Julian Rivers of America Series 07 SKINNER, Constance Lindsay COSGRAVE, John O'Hara, II Sacramento : River of Gold. First Edition in dustjacket
Farrar & Rinehart, New York, 1939, 
DANA, Julian. The Sacramento : River of Gold. Illustrated by John O'Hara Cosgrave II. New York & Toronto : Farrar & Rinehart, Incorporated, (1939). First Edition, Second State (with Farrar device verso title page). Pp. (14),3-294 + [13, the essay "Rivers and American Folk", by Constance Lindsay Skinner],(1). 8vo, brick red cloth with black title block to spine. Fitzgerald,The Rivers of America: A Descriptive Bibliography, S1, Toy 3372. No. 7 in The Rivers of America series. "Rising high in the region of Shasta, flowingthree hundred and twenty miles through forests, vineyards, and fertile far m land, merging eventually with the blue Pacific before the Golden Gate, the Sacramento is a river of a thousand tales, for history came latest and ran fastest along its banks. "This is the sory of that river. It is the storyof the building of an empire; of brown-robed monks, audacious in a dream o f faith; of rough-voiced caballeros and dark-eyed senoritas; of forty-niners, of visionaries like John Sutter who saw a treasure house of grain in itsfertile valley. His land caused the first fights between seekers of gold b elow the erath's surface and those who sought it above; the struggle between the mining capitalists and the great producers of wheat and grain. There are river boats and captains; adventurers, yellow-skinned and white, from all over the world; immigrants dreaming of land of their own. "Agricultural and commercial progress have made the pioneer way of life a memory in the Great Valley. Hollywood directors have cast the river in a hundred varying roles. But, unperturbed by the changing pattern of life on its banks, the Sacramento flows, still the golden river of the Golden Empire state. Julian Dana has written with the same imaginative love for his state as characterized his earlier works, Sutter of California, The Man Who Built California, etc." from the dustjacket. Parts : 1. Red Man's River; 2. Conquest; 3. Gold;4. The Imperishable Land; 5. River Days. With index, followed by "Rivers a nd American Folk" by series editor, Constance Lindsay Skinner. Head of spine faded, pastedowns browned and spotted, else very good in spine faded, nicked unclipped dustjacket. 60.00

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140 DAVIES, Blodwen Ryerson Canadian History Readers MacLAREN, Edith B. SAMPSON, Jean Story of Hydro : White Thunder
Ryerson Press, Toronto, 1931, 
DAVIES, Blodwen. The Story of Hydro : White Thunder. [Illustrated by Edith B. MacLaren and Jean Sampson]. Toronto: The Ryerson Press, (1931). Pp. 1-26,(6). With two illustrations, one of a dream consdering making hydro work (MacLaren) and one of the Queenston-Chippewa Power Plant (Sampson). Small 8vo, stapled printed yellow card covers. A volume in The Ryerson Canadian History Readers. Lorne Pierce, editor. A nice, tight copy. 20.00

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