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141 BELCHER, William Henry, and Joseph Warren BELCHER Belcher Family In England and America, Comprehending a period of seven hundred years. With particular reference to the descendants of Adam Belcher ofSouthfields, Orange County, New York
Higginson Book Company, Salem, Mass., 2000, 
BELCHER, William Henry, and Joseph Warren BELCHER. The Belcher Family In England and America, Comprehending a period of seven hundred years. With particular reference to the descendants of Adam Belcher of Southfields, Orange County, New York. (Salem, Mass.: Higginson Book Company), n.d. [undated reprint circa 2000?]. Pp (16),3-481,(3). Illustrated. Index. 4to, black cloth tape spine lettered inm gilt, pale green card covers lettered in black. A favsimile repprinmt of the original Detroit 1941 edition. Contents : 1. Origin and Antiquity of the Family Name. 2. English Lineage for Seven Hundred and Sixty Years. 3. John Belcher of New Cornwall and his Children . 4. John Adam Belcher of Rtngwooi and Eagle Valley. 5. The Belcher and Kelley Families. 6. Five Generations of the Descendants of John and Eleanor Belcher. 7.Other Descendants of Adam Belchier of Southfields. 8. Benjamin Bennett and Mary Belcher and their descendants. 9. The Belcher Families in New England. 10. The War Between the States and the World War Miscellaneous Letters. 11.Our Neighb ors in Eagle Valley. 12. Genealogies of the Belcher Family and its Branches. ADDITIONAL SHIPPING CHARGES WIL BE REQUIRED FOR ORDERS OUTSIDE CANADA DUE TO ITS WEIGHT. Very good. 40.00

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142 BELDEN, Trixie) Trixie Belden and her friends Cut-Out Dolls
Whitman Publishing Cmpany, Racine, Wisconsin, 1958, 
(BELDEN, Trixie). Trixie Belden and her friends Cut-Out Dolls. Racine, Wisconsin : Whitman Publishing Cmpany, 1958. 4to, blue colour illustrated portfolio, with stiff paper cut-outs of the four characters (Trixie, Mart, Honey, and Jim) and eight pages of cut-out outfits. Short tear to inside back cover, minor creasing to some legs, and surface tear to the "R" in Mart's name at the foot of his cut-out doll, else a very nice set. None of the clothes have been cut out. 200.00

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143 BELL, A.F., Mrs. Victor in Buzzland : A Nature Fairy Story.
A. Flanagan, Chicago , 1896, 
BELL, A.F., Mrs. Victor in Buzzland : A Nature Fairy Story. Chicago : A. Flanagan, Publisher, (1896). Pp [1]-108,(2,ads),(2). Illustrated. 8vo, marooncloth spine, illustrated pale blue paper covered boards. A children's book about insects. Contents : The Brown Jacket Fairies; The Court of the Brown Jacket Fairies; The Yellow Plush Fairies; The Underground Fairies; Pin'an Needle Fairies; The Winged Flowers; The Silk Fairies; The Wicked House Fairy; The Spinner Fairy; The Great Owl with the White Cross; The Acrobat; Mr. Green Lace Wing: The Digger Fairies. Spine and corners worn, edges browned,hinges shaky, pencilled name dated '96, else good. 50.00

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144 BELL, Alexander Graham) Alexander Graham Bell : Scientist, Teacher and Humanitarian whose inventivegenius gave us the telephone.
Bell Telephone Company of Canada, 1956, 
(BELL, Alexander Graham). Alexander Graham Bell : Scientist, Teacher and Humanitarian whose inventive genius gave us the telephone.. N.pl.: The Bell Telephone Company of Canada, (March, 1956). Revised. Pp. 31. Illustrated. 8vo, light brown ill. card covers. With two green advertising postcards tipped in at front and rear. A short biography of the inventor, intended to be suitable for school children. Spine worn, front cover rubbed, crease to lower front corner, else vg. 15.00

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145 BELL, Alexander Graham). FULLER, R. Buckminster. EBER, Dorothy Harley. Genius at Work : Images of Alexander Graham Bell.
Nimbus, 1991, ISBN:092105467x 
(BELL, Alexander Graham). EBER, Dorothy Harley. Genius at Work : Images of Alexander Graham Bell. (Halifax) : Nimbus Publishing, (1991). Pp (6),7-192.Illustrated. Sq 8vo, maroon card covers. Prologue by R. Buckminster Fuller . Dorothy Margaret Harley Eber, CM (b. 1925, England). "In 1885, nine yearsafter his invention of the telephone, Alexander Graham Bell and his wife, Mabel, paid a weekend visit to Baddeck on Nova Scotia's Cape Breton Island.There they fell in love with the landscape, and soon returned to build the house and laboratory where Bell would spend his summers for the next thirt y-seven years. At Baddeck, Bell experimented in many fields, including the development of a successful hydrofoil. Less successful but equally spectacular were his efforts to construct an aircraft with tetrahedral cells in thewings allowing it to become airborne under its own power. Energetic, exube rant, occasionally eccentric, Bell was remembered with affection by friendsand neighbors in Baddeck. Dorothy Harley Eber learned of Bell's life from these same neighbors during summer visits to her cottage across the bay from his old home. In the course of many conversations, she recorded theri reminiscences not only of Bell but of a busy household that often included children and grandchildren, Bell's father and stepmother, and famous visitors -- among them Helen Keller, Anne Sullivan Macy, and SIr Wilfred Grenfell. With these interviews and exerpts from family journals, diaries, and letters, Dorothy Eber has woven an engaging, informal account of Bell's life and work on his Cape Breton headland." - from rear. Vg. 15.00

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146 BELL, Ruth M. McCormick, Andrea M. Be A Nice Girl! A Woman's Journey in the 20th Century
Canadian Federation of University Women, Ottawa, 0, 
BELL, Ruth M. Be A "Nice" Girl! A Woman's Journey in the 20th Century. Ottawa: Canadian Federation of University Women, [n.d.]. Pp. iii-180. 8vo, illustrated black card covers. "...In telling her story, Ruth pays tribute to women of past generations who influenced her and prepared the way for others. Be A "Nice" Girl weaves its way through history from the suffragette movement and the Famous Five and the Persons Case to the more contemporary issues Ruth and her colleagues faced as they worked together to open up boardrooms to women, reform pensions and family property law, protect children, and end gender steriotyping in the educational system." Missing copywright page, bottom of spine crunched, scratching to front cover, else vg. 7.00

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147 BELL, Wanda GOHMAN, Vera It's Fun to be Nice
Warner Press, Anderson, Indiana, 1956, 
BELL, Wanda. It's Fun to be Nice. Pictures by Vera Gohman. Anderson, Indiana : The Warner Press, (1956). Pp (24). Illustrated. Tall slim 8vo, illustrated yellow paper covered boards. A collection of short poems for children about being nice, with accompanying biblical quotes. Lightly rubbed, else very good. 40.00

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148 BELLOC, Hillaire]. H. B. TEMPLE-BLACKWOOD, Basil]. B.T.B. More Beasts (for worse children). as is
Edward Arnold, 1897, 
[BELLOC, Hillaire]. Verses by H. B. More Beasts (for worse children). Pictures by B. T. B. [Basil Temple-Blackwood]. London : Edward Arnold, n.d. [ca.1897]. Pp. 48. Oblong 8vo, white illustrated paper covered boards, off-whi te cloth spine. See Cahill, The English First Editions of Hilaire Belloc 3 : "Published undated on 4 November, 1897, at 3/6.". A collection of humourous, short verse, accompanied by amusing illustrations. Unfortunately a "budding Picasso" with a very amateur hand has "painted" five of the illustrations and used coloured pencils on two others. As these are in the first halfof the book (and include the title page), it appears the culprit was appre hended before futher damage could be done. Front hinge broken, covers grubby, corners chipped, edges worn, endpapers browned. As is. 40.00

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149 BEMELMANS, Ludwig My War with the United States. Second American Printing in dustjacket
Viking Press, New York, 1949, 
BEMELMANS, Ludwig. My War with the United States. New York : The Viking Press, (July) 1937. Second Printing. Pp (10),9-151,(7). Illustrated. 8vo, beige illustrated cloth, spine lettering in black, top edge dyed red. "Ludwig Bemelmans, as these words are written, is somewhere in Ecuador, winding slowly on horseback toward the head-waters of the Amazon. When he reaches the coast some weeks from now, he will board a small tramp steamer named the Comedian and sail for the Galapagos Islands. What he will do after that, no one, not even himself, has the faintest idea. When Ludwig Bemelmans first came to America he worked as a busboy in a Chinese restaurant. Some years later he was the proprietor of the Hapsburg, one of the ftnest restaurants in New York. Recently he has devoted ail the time he could spare from his wife and his daughter to writing and illustrating. Hansi and The Golden Basket are two books from his pen whose charming individuality has endeared them togrown- ups as well as to the children for whom they were made. The studio of Jascha Heifetz and the stage decor for Noah stand to his credit, as do articles, stories, and illustrations in Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Town and Country, Fortune, and Story." (from the dj). "The chapters of this book were translated from the pages of my German diary which I kept during my service in the United States army." (from the Foreword). Contents : Foreword; Please Don't Shoot; Tile Operation; Summer Sprouts; The Good Prisoners; Mad Maitre d'Hotel; To the Left; Tirol in Buffalo; David; The Mess in Order; The Buttermachine; Night on Guard; A Trip to Mississipi; Leave of Absence; The Widow from Scranton; Polish Kate's; The Army Is Like a Mother; Bayonet School. Ludwig Bemelmans (April 27, 1898 – October 1, 1962) was an Austria-Hungary-born American writer and illustrator of children's books. He is known best for the Madeline picture books. Very good in chipped, browned, price-clipped dustjacket. 22.00

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150 BEN-DOR, Shmuel Newfoundland Social and Economic Studies No.04 Makkovik : Eskimos and Settlers in a Labrador Community : A Contrastive Study in Adaptation. Newfoundland Social and Economic Studies No.4
Institute of Social and Economic Research / ISER, St. John's, 1966, 
BEN-DOR, Shmuel. Makkovik : Eskimo and Settlers in a Labrador Community : AContrastive Study in Adaptation. St. John's: Institute of Social and Econo mic Research, 1966. Pp (4),i-v,(1).1-208. Maps. 8vo, blue card covers. O'Dea 3906. Institute of Social and Economic Research, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Social and Economic Studies No.4. Contents : I. The Setting, Labrador : The Area; The People; Historical Notes: Hebron; Historical Notes:Makkovik; Resettlement of Hebron Eskimos in Makkovik. II. The Village: Mak kovik 1963 : Village Layout; Houses; Public Buildings; Population. III. Economic Network : Material Culture; Subsistence Foundation of the Labrador Economy; Money Foundation of the Labrador Economy; Annual Economic Cycle; Economic Systems: Eskimo vs. Settler; Conclusion. IV. Social Organization : Eskimo Kinship Terminology; The Eskimo Family and Household; Adoption; The Eskimo Kindred; The Extension of the "Ilarit"; Settler Social Organization; Political Organization; Conclusion. V. Religious System: I. Church Year : Methodology; Religious Beliefs; Church Calandar; Sunday Patterm; Confirnationand Communion; Church Divisions and Festival Days; Annual Holidays. VI. Re ligious System: II.Accretions : The "Waluyuks"; "Kamotik" Race -- Center ofSports Day; Birthday Celebrations vs. Parties; The Dance; Drinkng; Central Themes of the Religious System; Conclusion. VII. Eskimo-Settler Relations : Eskimo vs. Settler Identity; Generational Mobility; The "Mixed" Category;Relations Prior to Hebron Resettlement; Eskimo Suspicion vs. Settler Resen tment; Bilingualism; Eskimo-Settler Relations; I. Children. II. Adults. III. Adolescents. Conclusions. VIII. The Binding Element: Adminiastration : Communication; Trade; Law Enforcement; Medical Services; Education; Conclusion. A very good, tidy copy. 20.00

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151 BENNET, Amy KILBY, Don One Christmas in Lunenburg. in dj
James Lorimer & Company Ltd., 2004, ISBN:1550288687 
BENNET, Amy. One Christmas in Lunenburg. Illustrated by Don Kilby. Toronto:James Lorimer & Company Ltd., (2004). Pp. [23], unpaginated. Square 8vo, r ed cloth, gilt titles to spine. A delightful children's story about Christmas time on Nova Scotia's South Shore. Gift inscription, else vg in dj. 12.00

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152 BENNETT, C.M With Morgan on the Main. in dustjacket
Musson, Toronto, 1939, 
BENNETT, C.M. With Morgan on the Main. Toronto : Musson, 1939. Pp 287. 8vo,tan cloth. A fictionalized account of the career of Henry Morgan, as seen through the eyes of a young boy. Swashbuckling aplenty. Christmas sticker to flyeaf, else very good in poor, worn dustjacket. 35.00

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153 BENNETT, Paul W. Vanishing Schools, Threatened Communities : The Contested Schoolhouse in Maritime Canada, 1850-2010.
Fernwood Publishing, Halifax and Winnipeg, 2011, ISBN:9781552664018 
BENNETT, Paul W. Vanishing Schools, Threatened Communities : The Contested Schoolhouse in Maritime Canada, 1850-2010. Halifax and Winnipeg : Fernwood Publishing, (2011). Pp [i]-x,1-190. Illustrated. Index. 8vo, illustrated brown card covers. "Traditional schoolhouses and neighbourhood schools are disappearing at an alarming rate, maknig way for hughe schools that serve multiple communities and adhere to the logic of modernization, centralization,and uniformity. In 'Vanishing Schools, Threatened Communities', Paul W. Be nnett exploes the phenomenon of school closures, focusing on the little known and contentious history of public schooling in Maritime Canada from 1850until the present. In a lively and stimulating narrative, Bennett examines the rise of common schooling from one-room schoolhouses taht encouraged lo cal democratic control through to 'super sized' schools governed by a vast bureaucracy that silences public participation. Local 'save our schools' movements do arise in cities, towns, and villages throughout the Maritimes but rarely succeed in slowing the unrelenting march of 'progress'. Bennet contends that in both urban and rural Maritime Canada, closing schools rips out a social anchor vital to community survival and imperils the democratic ideals that originally guided the public school system. He shows that education is increasingly dominated by a bureaucratic state where the 'bigger is better' ideology and an impersonal, unresponsive organizational apparatus drive the entire system. The book closes with a clarion call to completely reinvent public educatuion to better serve the needs of our children and ourcommunities." -from the rear cover. Contents : 1. Schoolhouses and Communi ties — An Endangered Heritage. 2. The Advent of the Modern Education State.3. The Rural One-Room Schoolhouse. 4. The Urban Palace Schools. 5. Moderni zation — Surviving the Onslaught of Progress. 6. Consolidation, Bureaucracy, and the People. 7. Retrenchment — Declining Enrolment and School Closures. 8. The School Savers and Their Mission. Epilogue: Restoring and Humanizing Public Education. Very good. 15.00

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154 BENZAQUEN, Adriana S. Encounters with Wild Children : Temptation and Disappointment in the Study of Human Nature. signed in dj.
McGill-Queens University Press, Montreal and Kingston, 2006, ISBN:9780773529724 
BENZAQUEN, Adriana S. Encounters with Wild Children : Temptation and Disappointment in the Study of Human Nature . Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queens University Press, (2006). Pp. (4),[v]-vi,[1]-393,(1). With a couple of textual illustrations. 8vo, black paper covered board with gilt lettering to spine. "Today, wild children inspire moral questions about why we include or exclude others from our modern conception of the human. 'Encounters With Wild Children' offers an analysis of what wild chldren tell us about how human beings relate to outsiders and the historical process of socializing the unsocial." - from the dj. Vg in dj. Signed and inscribed by Benzaquen on the ffep. 30.00

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Creators and Destroyers of the English Navy.  First Edition in dustjacket,, BERCKMAN, Evelyn
155 BERCKMAN, Evelyn Creators and Destroyers of the English Navy. First Edition in dustjacket,
Hamish Hamilton, London, 1974, ISBN:0241890349 1974 0241890349 / 9780241890349 
BERCKMAN, Evelyn. Creators and Destroyers of the English Navy : as related by the State Papers Domestic. London : Hamish Hamilton, (1974). First Edition. Pp (8),[ix]-xii,(2),[3]-212 + 16 pages of plates. 8vo, dark blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine.

Evelyn Domenica Berckman (b. October 18, 1900, Philadelphia – d. September 18, 1978, Kensington, London).

A comparative examination of the naval policies of Elizabeth I, James I, Charles I, Cromwell, and Charles II.

"The Creators: Elizabeth 1, Charles 1, and Charles II. The Destroyers: James I, and Oliver Cromwell. For a hundred years the Navy alternately flourished and rotted in neglect. During Elizabeth's reign, piracy was kept to a minimum; when James l, intent on more personal matters than the strength of his Fleet, reigned, Dutch fishermen trespassed in English waters, harbours and lighthouses decayed, the Admiralty itself was riddled with graft and treachery. Charles I and Charles II maintained a continual interest in the Navy and in the seamen's conditions; under the Commonwealth, there was massive impressment but nothing for the victims because of Cromwell's misappropriation of Naval monies. Amazingly, the spirit the Navy, although it weakened, never died, and in Charles I and Charles II found its greatest champions.

Evelyn Berckman has harvested much unforgettable material from the State Papers jn this remarkable panorama of Naval history We see Elizabeth on the eve of the Spanish Armada and hear Francis Drake: 'Stop them now, and stop them ever.' We witness the rise of James's favourite Buckingham, and the launching of Charles I's great ship, Sovereign of the Seas. Turkish pirates land at Monts Bay and carry off sixty men, women and children, and the Dutch fleet sails up the Medway to devastate Chatham and Rochester. The House of Commons is in uproar over the hated Ship Money, and Prince Rupert of the Rhine leads his guerilla fleet on raiding parties. In the background, men like John Milton and Samuel Pepys work away. And, always, there is the ordinary sailor, exposed to danger, appalling conditions, plague, contempt." from the dj.


1. The Source;
2. Elizabeth I : Creator;
3. James I : Destroyer;
4. Charles I : Creator;
5. Cromwell : Destroyer;
6. Charles II : Creator.
With index.

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156 BERGER, Melvin. Oil Spill!
Harper Collins Publishers, New York, 1994, ISBN:0064451216 
BERGER, Melvin. Oil Spill! Illustrated by Paul Mirocha. (New York) : HarperCollins Publishers, (1994). Second Printing. Pp [1]-31,(1). Illustrated. O blong 8vo, illustrated stapled card covers. Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science, Stage 2. An illustrated book about oil spills for children in the primarygrades (ages 5 to 9) and includes hands-on activities that children can do themselves. Very good. 5.00

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Tales Tiv Tell , BERGSMA, Harold and Ruth AJAYI, A.
157 BERGSMA, Harold and Ruth AJAYI, A. Tales Tiv Tell
Oxford University Press, Ibadan, Nigeria, 1969, 
BERGSMA, Harold and Ruth (collected by). Tales Tiv Tell . Illustrated by A.Ajayi. Ibadan, Nigeria: Oxford University Press, 1969. Pp. 104. Illustrate d. 8vo, illustrated pink card covers. A collection of traditional stories in language directed towards Nigerian school children from the Tiv people ofthe Benue Plateau State in Nigeria. Lightly rubbed, else vg. 65.00

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158 BERNAL, Martha E., and George P. KNIGHT (eds.). DOYLE, Anna-Beth OCAMPO, Katheryn A. Ethnic Identity : Formation and Transmission Among Hispanics and Other Minorities. SUNY United States Hispanic Studies series.
State University of New York Press / S.U.N.Y. Press, Albany, New York, 1993, ISBN:0791413012 
BERNAL, Martha E., and George P. KNIGHT (eds.). Ethnic Identity : Formationand Transmission Among Hispanics and Other Minorities. (Albany) : State Un iversity of New York Press, (1993). First Printing. Pp [i]-viii,[1]-311,(1). Tables. Figures. Index. 8vo, illustrated green paper covered boards. A volume in the SUNY United States Hispanic Studies series. Contents : 1. Introduction (by Martha E. Bernal and George P. Knight). Part I. - Formation of Ethnic Identity. 2. Gender, Race, and Ethnicity: The Sequencing of Social Constancies (by Katheryn A. Ocampo, Martha E. Bernal, and George P. Knight).3. Development of Mexican American Identity (by Martha E. Bernal, George P . Knight, Katheryn A. Ocampo, Camille A. Garza, and Marya K.Cota). 4. The Early Development of Ethnic Identity and Attitudes (by Frances E. Aboud and Anna-Beth Doyle). 5. A Three-Stage Model of Ethnic Identity Development in Adolescence (by Jean S. Phinney). 6. Biculturalism Among Adolescents (by Mary Jane Rotheram-Borus). Part II. - Transmission of Ethnic Identity. 7. Family Socialization and Mexican American Identity and Behavior (by George P. Knight, Martha E. Bernal, Marya K. Cota, Camille A. Garza, and Katheryn A. Ocampo). 8. The Impact of Mexican Descendants' Social Identity on the Ethnic Socialization of Children (by Aida Hurtado, Jaclyn Rodriguez, Patricia Gurin, and ]anette L. Beals). 9. Family Influences on Demographic Trends in Hispanic Ethnic Identification and Labeling (by Leobardo F. Estrada). 10. Influence of Acculturation on Familialism and Self-Identification among Hispanics (by Gerardo Marin). 11. Mexican American Ethnic Labeling: An Intrafamilial and Intergenerational Analysis (by Raymond Buriel and Desdemona Cardoza). Part III. - Integrative Approaches to the Formation and Transmission ofEthnic Identity. 12. A Social Cognitive Model of the Development of Ethnic Identity and Ethnically-Based Behaviors (by George P. Knight, Martha E. Be rnal, Camille A. Garza, and Marya K. Cora). 13. A Psychocultural Approach to Ethnic Interaction in Contemporary Research (by George A. De Vos). Part IV. - Implications of the Study of Ethnic Identity in Multicultural Societies. 14. 14 Ethnic Identity in Plural Societies (by John W. Berry). Very good. 35.00

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159 BERTER, Geraldine. THOMAS, Gerald HALPERT, Herbert LABRIE, Vivian Folktale and Children in the Tradition of French Newfoundlanders. An article in Canadian Folklore Canadien, Vol. 1, Nos. 1-2
Folklore Studies Association of Canada, 1979, 
BERTER, Geraldine. “The Folktale and Children in the Tradition of French Newfoundlanders.” An article in Canadian Folklore Canadien, Vol. 1, Nos. 1-2,1979, pp 5-11. (Nepean, Ont.) : Foklore Studies Association of Canada, 197 9. Pp (2),[1]-96,(2). 8vo, illustrated white card covers. Also, “The Folktale and Folktale Style in the Tradition of French Newfoundlanders” (by Gerald Thomas, pp 71-78)). Other contents : “The Cut-Off Head Frozen On”: Some International Versions of a Tall Tale (by Herbert Halpert); Folktales and Social Structure: The Case of the Chinese in Montreal (by Ban Seng Hoe); Le Sabre de Lumière et de Vertu de Sagesse Anatomie d'Une Rémémoration (by Vivian Labrie). Rubbed and browned, else very good. 20.00

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160 BERTON, Pierre. Drifting Home. First Edition in dustjacket, signed.
Alfred A Knopf, New York, 1974, ISBN:0394490819 
BERTON, Pierre. Drifting Home. New York : Alfred A Knopf, 1974. First US edition. Pp 174, [24] pp plates. 8vo, brown cloth, gilt lettering to front cover and spine. Toy 1307, Cassell 143 : "Author and family raft the Yukon River retracing his father's footsteps from the gold rush times". Dust jacketadds: "By raft down the Yukon, with his wife and six children, the author of The Impossible Railway retraces the great wilderness route of the 1898 goldrush to the ghost town of Dawson that was his own childhood home." Very good in unclipped dustjacket. Signed, inscribed and dated by Berton on the half-title leaf. 30.00

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