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21 BORRETT, William C. HOBSON, Joe. ADAMS, Priscilla. KENT, Duke of. Tales Told Under The Old Town Clock. First Edition, no dj, signed.
BORRETT, William C. Tales Told Under The Old Town Clock. Halifax : The Imperial Publishing Company Limited, 1942. Pp (8), vii-xxiii, (1), [1]-196, (2). 8vo, turquoise cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Watters p.251, Vaison p.99, Rhodenizer p.693. For Borrett, born in Dartmouth in 1894, see Marble pp.75-6. Illustrated by Robert Chambers. Includes : The Old Town Clock of Halifax; The Isle of Demons: The almost unbelievable adventures of Marguerite deRoberval; Where History Began in North America: The Habitation at Granvill e; Father versus Son at Port La Tour: A Battle of Loyalty; And They Lived Happily Ever After: The Romance of Charles de la Tour; Pitch Forks and Cannon Balls [Louisbourg, 1745]; Sunken Ships and Golden Cargoes: A treasure hunt at Louisburg; The Founding of Halifax; The Return of the Acadians; Les Freres D'Entremont [Paul and Benoni]; The Indian's Bride: The first elopementin Halifax; The Duke of Kent's Rendezvous: The story of Prince's Lodge; Th e Lady Meant Business: A Lady and a Pirate [Priscilla Adams]; The Teazer: The end of a famous privateer; The Boy Hero of Herring Cove: A tale of the wreck of H.M.S. Tribune [1797]; Joe Hobson: Barber and fisherman extraordinary; Nova Scotia's Mystery Man: Jerome; The Mary Celeste; Princess Louise Fusiliers; A Voice in the Night [the Countess of Dufferin]; The Shubenacadie Canal 1794-1870; Sable Island; The Glory of the Sea; Queen of the Seas; Aound the World by British Radio. Some light wear to spine ends, else very good. Signed, with "cheerio and all the best", by Borrett on the title page. Lacking dustjacket. 28.00

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22 BOWMAN, A.I. Auld Kirk Museum Publications number 7 Kirkintilloch Shipbuilding
Strathkelvin District Libraries & Museums, Glasgow, 1983, ISBN:0904966089 
BOWMAN, A.I. Kirkintilloch Shipbuilding . (Glasgow): Strathkevlin District Libraries & Museums, 1983. Pp. (2),3-83,(1). Illustrated in black and white. 8vo, illustrated black and red card covers with blank spine. Auld Kirk Museum Publications number 7. A short history of shipbuilding in the central Scottish transportation hub of Kirkintilloch: the "Canal Capital of Scotland". Contents: Background to Early Canal Shipbuilding; Crawford & Co. (1866-1867); J. & J. Hay (1867-1896); J. & J. Hay Ltd. (1896-1921); J. Hay & SonsLtd. (1921-1956); J. & J. Hay Ltd. (1956-1963); Peter McGregor & Sons (190 2-1921). Faint creasing at front hinge, else very good. 30.00

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23 BRANCH, Alan E. Elements of Shipping. 2d ed pb.
Chapman and Hall, London , 1970, 
BRANCH, Alan E. Elements of Shipping. London : Chapman and Hall, (1970). Second Edition. Pp 195. 8vo, ill. card covers. Contents include: "The Ship", "Ship Design and Construction", "Ships and their Cargoes", "Manning of Vessels", "Customs House and Ships' Papers", "Maritime Canals", "Services Performed by Principal Shipping Organizations", "Passengers Fares and Freight Rates", "Liner Conferences", "Ship Operation", "Bills of Lading", "Cargoes", "The Shipping Company", "Charter Parties", "Political Aspects". Rubbed, owner's signature, else very good. 28.00

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24 BROWN, Alexander Crosby American Neptune Tiller Notes on the Dismal Swamp Canal : Arranged on the occasion of the Fall Meeting of the Steamship Historical Society of America at the Mariners' Museum,Newport News, Virginia, October 29, 1949
Steamship Historical Society of America, Newport News, VA, 1949, 
BROWN, Alexander Crosby. Notes on the Dismal Swamp Canal : Arranged on the occasion of the Fall Meeting of the Steamship Historical Society of Americaat the Mariners' Museum, Newport News, Virginia, October 29, 1949. Newport News, VA: Steamship Historical Society of America, 1949. Pp. leaves [1]-4. 4to, stapled typescript. Notes extracted from articles in The American Nep tune and The Tiller. "The Dismal Swamp Ship Canal connecting Chesapeake Bayand Albemarle Sound is undoubtedly the oldest surviving artificial waterwa y ion the United States. Although today it is merely one link in the chain of canals which skirt the Atlantic Seaboard and comprise the Intracoastal Waterway system, it was the first to be forged and its importance has not diminished with the years." - from the first page. Vg. 10.00

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25 BUDDINGH', C., Otto DICKE, Sietzo DIJKHUIZEN en Jan van de KAM DICKE, Otto DIJKHUIZEN, Sietzo KAM, Jan van de Met de Anna Onder Zeil. in dj.
Zeilsportpromotion bv Almere in samenwerking met de VARA, Eindhoven, 1980, ISBN:9064130035 
BUDDINGH', C., Otto DICKE, Sietzo DIJKHUIZEN en Jan van de KAM. Met de AnnaOnder Zeil . (Eindhoven): Zeilsportpromotion bv Almere in samenwerking met de VARA, (1980). Pp. 207. Illustrated. 4to, brown cloth with white letteri ng to front and spine. A pictorial account of a voyage along Dutch canals and coastline on board the Anna -- a converted barge. Text in Dutch. White leaching from verso dj onto rear board, else vg in chipped, closed-torn, dampstained (rear panel, hence the leaching) dj. 20.00

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26 BURCHELL, S.C. Horizon Caravel Book LESSEPS, Ferdinand de Building the Suez Canal. First Edition. ex-lib
American Heritage, 1966, 
BURCHELL, S.C. Building the Suez Canal. N.Y.: American Heritage Publishing Co., 1966. First Edition. Pp 153. Illustrated. Lg 8vo, illustrated cloth. Ex-library, else vg. 12.00

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27 BURTON, Anthony Back Door Britain. in dj
Andre Deutsch, 1977, ISBN:0233968768 
BURTON, Anthony. Back Door Britain. (L): Andre Deutsch, (1977). Pp. 189. With [12] pp. of plates. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt titles to spine. Maps to the endpapers. The author travels by boat along the canals of England, through the Midlands up to the industrial North and then back down to the Thames. Along the way he provides the reader with practical information and shares inthe delights of this mode of transportation. Vg in price-clipped dj. 35.00

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28 CALVERT, Roger Inland Waterways of Europe. First Edition in dustjacket
George Allen & Unwin, London, 1963, 
CALVERT, Roger. Inland Waterways of Europe. Illustrated. London : George Allen & Unwin, (1963). First Printing. Pp 259. 8vo, aquamarine cloth. Toy 3292. Chapters : 1. The Rhine; 2. Rhine - Main - Danube - Ludwig's Canal; 3. The Danube; 4. France (I); 5. France (II); 6. Benelux; 7. Germany; 8. Russia; 9. Scandinavia; 10. Finland and the Baltic States; 11. Central Europe; 12. Southern Europe; 13. Conclusion. With appendices, bibliography and index.Very good in slightly chipped dustjacket. 40.00

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29 CAMPBELL, George India As It May Be; An Outline of a Proposed Government and Policy
John Murray, London, 1853, 
CAMPBELL, George. India As It May Be; An Outline of a Proposed Government and Policy. London : John Murray, 1853. Pp (4),[iii]-xxv,(1),[1]-438,[1]-32(ads dated Jan.1853),+ 2 maps. 8vo, original maroon pressed cloth. The maps:"Sketch of a portion of the Plain of the Ganges" (opp p.128) and "Proposed Site of the Capital of India" (opp p.130). George Campbell (1824, Cupar, F ifeshire - d. February 18. 1892, Cairo), Indian colonial administrator and reformer; Scottish M.P. Chapters : 1. Home Government. Nature of question and main principle premised - Nature of present defects - Shall India be actively governed in India or in England? - The controlling power of the Crownas at present exercised - Evils to he remedied -Proposed remedy - Minor ch anges - The administrative board and its defects - Proposed modes of election - Proposed mode of joint nomination and election - Summary of proposed Home Government - Suggested changes in regard to India House establishment -The Court of Proprietors - Proposed Court of Experts - Patronage 2. Indian Government. - Use of name of the Crown. - Necessity of one centralised gov ernment - Deficiencies of present Supreme Government - Remedies for those deficiencies - Proposed government and rules - Expense - Explanation of proposals - Appointment of unprofessional persons - Share of natives in government - Permanent location of Supreme Government - Why Calcutta should not bethe place - Why the place should be in Hindostan - Suggestion of a localit y and consequent arrangements Alternative if plan rejected - Local governments - Proposed 5th government and 6th political division - Constitution of subordinate governments - Expense, powers, location, &c. - Arrangements failing a centralised government; 3. Our Political Relations. External relations - The eastern frontier - The western frontier - Internal political relations - Necessity of revised system - Contingents and native troops - Political stipends - Policy of upholding states and privileges - Policy and opportunities of acquiring territor - The rules of succession; 4. The Civil Administration. Present state - Necessary amendments - Relation of government to its subjects . Necessity of codification and systematization - Agrarian code and policy - Duties of new Law Commission - Penal code - Criminal procedure and police - Civil procedure - The civil law - Commercial code - Abolition of local and personal distinctions - Judicial establishments - Proposed College of Justice - Separation of executive and judicial functions - Heads of executive departments - Local district executive - Union of executivepower in same hands - Size, establishment, &c, of districts - Municipaliti es and proposed octroi - Location of stations - Language of business - Modeof centralization - Relation of the government to its servants - Personnel of the service - Real nature of question covenanted or uncovenanted - Nece ssity of a line between European and native offices - Employment of natives- European service, comparative cheapness and advantage of - Question of p rofession or no profession - The uncovenanted European servants - Proposed opening of important offices to persons not in the service - Civil employment of military officers; 5. The Civil Service: Present state and defects - Necessity of enhanced standard - Nature of proposed remedies - Question of limit to numbers - Tests : Positive or relative — objections to relative test - Positive test by a single examination - By a series of tests combined with education - Haileybury : its state and defects - Proposed remedy by transfer of education and tests to an Indian College at Cambridge - CambridgeUniversity Commission Eeport, and argument derived therefrom - Education o f executive students - Separation and training of judicial students - Selection of a college - Alternative of amendments at Haileybury - Appointments and distribution of service in India - Farther training of judicial servants - Abolition of "college" system Training of executive servants - Promotion - Tenure of office - Salaries - Leave of absence - Pensions - Proposed rules; 6. Military Establishments. Financial importance of the army - Its statistics - Distinction between regulars and troops commonly called irregular- Cost of the army - Comparative cost of different arms - Comparative cost of different elements - Comparative cost of different presidencies - Compo sition of the native army - Comparison with former periods - Necessity of European troops - Regular sepoy army — its state — causes of its deficiencies - Employment of natives in superior grades - Proposed cavalry arrangements - Proposed infantry arrangements - Infusion of new blood into the native army - The commissariat, proposed change - Supply of European officers to the army - Naval establishments (pp.368-9); 7. Finance. General financial position - Necessity of improvement - How to create a surplus - Review of items of receipt, and proposed measures in regard thereto - Ditto of items of charge, and proposed reductions - Home charges - General result - Application of the surplus - Finance of different local governments - Financial treatment of Madras - Punjab finance - Altered form of accounts - Local financeand responsibility - Plan of local budgets and financial distribution - Re mittances by hypothecation; 8. Moral and Material Improvement. Provision for spiritual instruction - Absence of public - Failure of private - State ofnatives, and facilities for conversion - Causes of failure - Mode of proce eding suggested - Government interference towards this object - The most necessary means - Ecclesiastical establishment - Hindoo and Mahommedan endowments Education : Deficiencies of present system - Nature of, recommended - Schools and colleges - Languages - Political result of education - The press — condition of — causes of its defects - Measures recommended in regard to - Post-office - Overland communication - And connection with Mediterranean Countries - Colonization — difficulties of settlers - Suggested promotionand facilities - Proposed encouragement of immigration of Southern Christi ans - Amalgamation with the natives, and gradual transformation of the masses - Material improvements : Agriculture and machinery - Cotton — other products — tea - Suggested mode of agricultural speculation - Necessity of laws for protection of capital - Public works : Railways - Reasons for preferring Bombay to Calcutta line for main route - Question of interposition of companies - Roads and bridges — caravanserais — tolls - Indus harbour — canals of irrigation. Rebacked with original spine laid on, some foxing.and browning, particularly to early pages, else very good, tight. , With armorial bookplate o Hharry Hamilton Hinshaw, , 425.00

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30 CAMPBELL, Marjorie Freeman Niagara : Hinge of the Golden Arc. First Edition in dustjacket.
Ryerson Press, Toronto, 1958, 
CAMPBELL, Marjorie Freeman. Niagara : Hinge of the Golden Arc. Toronto : The Ryerson Press, (1958). First Printing. Pp 356. Illustrated. 8vo, reddish-brown cloth. See especially chapter 23 on the Welland Canal "Ships Climb a Mountain." With bibliography and index. Very good in chipped dustjacket. 30.00

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31 Canada - Canadian Parliament Canadian Parliament : Biographical Sketches and Photo-engravures of the Senators and Members of the House of Commons of Canada
Perrault Printing Co., Montreal , 1906, 
Canada - Canadian Parliament. The Canadian Parliament : Biographical Sketches and Photo-engravures of the Senators and Members of the House of Commonsof Canada. Being the Tenth Parliament, Elected November 3, 1904. Montreal : The Perrault Printing Co., 1906. Pp. (8),[9]-255,(1, errata). Tall 8vo, wine cloth with bevelled edges, gilt lettering and decoration to front, plain spine. Full of photos and short biographies. Prime Minister Sir Wilfrid Laurier, Sir Frederick W. Borden (Minister of Militia) from Nova Scotia; W.S. Fielding (Minister of Finance) from Nova Scotia; H.R. Emmerson (Minister of Railways and Canals) from New Brunswick; Senator Charles Edward Church (b. January 3, 1835 ,Tancook Island, Lunenburg County); Senator John Lovitt (b. October 9, 1832, Yarmouth); Senator William MacDonald (b. October 7, 1837, River Deny's Road, Inverness County, Cape Breton); Senator David MacKeen (b. September 23, 1839, Mabou, Cape Breton); Senator J.D. McGregor (b. September 1, 1838, New Glasgow, Pictou County); Senator Thomas McKay of Truro(b. Januaryr 8, 1839, Pictou County); Senator William Miller of Arichat (b . February 12, 1834, Antigonish); Senator Lawrence G. Power (b. August 9, 1841, Halifax); Senator James E. Robertson of Montague (b. October 8, 1840, New Perth, Prince Edward Island); Senator William Ross (b. December, 1825, Boularderie Island, Cape Breton); Senator Josiah Wood of Sackville, New Brunswick (b. April 18, 1845, Sackville, New Brunswick; Clerk of the House Thomas Barnard Flint (b. April 28, 1847, Yarmouth); Leader of the Opposition Robert L. Borden (b. June 26, 1854, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia); Alexander Johnston, MP for Sydney (b. April 24, 1867, Red Island, Richmond County, Cape Breton); Frederick A. Lawrence, MP for Colchester (b. April 23, 1843, Port Hood, Inverness County, Cape Breton); Angus McLennan, MP for Inverness (b. May 3, 1844, Broad Cove, Inverness County, Cape Breton); &c, &c. Tear to flyleaf, else very good in original cloth, with bright gilt. 160.00

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32 Canada - Dominion Bureau of Statistics) Canada Year Book 1914
J. de L. Tache, Ottawa, 1915, 
(Canada - Dominion Bureau of Statistics). The Canada Year Book 1914. Ottawa: J. de L. Tache, Printer to the King's Most Excellent Majesty, 1915. Pp ( 2),[iii]-xvi,[1]-698,+ coloured folding map + 8 plates. Text maps and illustrations. Index. 8vo, blue cloth with pressed borders, gilt lettering to front and spine. Of nautical interest: Part VI - Producton : Fisheries (pp 230-236); Part VIII - Transportation and Communication : Canals (pp 492-500);Shpping (pp 500-512). Edgeworn, else very good. 50.00

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33 Canada - Handbook) MALCOLM, James Canada 1930 : A Handbook of Present Conditions and Recent Progress in the Dominion
Dominion Bureau of Statistics, Ottawa, 1930, 
(Canada - Handbook). Canada 1930 : A Handbook of Present Conditions and Recent Progress in the Dominion. Published by authority of the Hon. James Malcolm, M.P., Minister of Trade and Commerce. Ottawa : Dominion Bureau of Statistics, (1930). Pp (4),v-vii,(1),1-181,(3). Illustrated. Maps. 8vo, grey card covers, printed in black and green, blank spine. Contents : 1. Outline of Political History - Confederation - The Expansion of Canada; 2. Area - Natural Resources - Climate; 3. The Constitution and Government of Canada - Public Finances, Dominion, Provincial and Municipal; 4. Population - GeneralEconomic Progress - Births, Deaths and Marriages - Immigration; 5. General Survey of Canadian Wealth and Productive Activities - Foreign Capital Inve stments; 6. Agriculture - Field Crops, Live Stock, Dairying, Fruit - Agricultural Wealth and Income; 7. The Forest Wealth of Canada - Lunbering, Pulp and Paper, Subsidiary Industries; 8. Mining; 9. The Water Powers of Canada;10. The Fisheries of Canada (pp 89-93); 11. The Fur Trade - Fur Farming; 1 2. The Manufactures of Canada; 13. Construction - Building Permits; 14. TheTrade of Canada - Exports and Imports - Non-Commodity Exchanges - Tourist Trade - Tariff Legislation; 15. Internal Trade - Wholesale and Retail Trade- Stock Markets - Prices. 16. Transportation and Communications - Railways , Electric Railways, Express, Telegraph, Telephones, Shipping, Canals, The Post Office (pp 129-137); 17. Finance - Currency and Banking - Loan and Trust Companies - Insurance - Interest; 18. The Labour Movement - Employers Associations - Co-operative Societies; 19. Education - Scientific Research - Libraries - Art. Spine sunned to brown, tear to foot of spine, "Canada 1930" penned to spine, else very good. 35.00

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34 Canada - Information RETTY, J.A. 5000 Facts about Canada. Forty-Fifth Annual Edition.
Ontario Publishing Co., Toronto, 1952, 
(Canada – Information). 5000 Facts about Canada. Forty-Fifth Annual Edition. Toronto : The Ontario Publishing Co., Limited, n.d. [1952]. Pp (4),1-146,(2). Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated red stapled card covers. A collection ofdata on Canada. Includes the article “Iron – Master of Metals in New Quebe c and Labrador” by J.A. Retty (pp 3-18), along with many statistics on government, business, industry, farming, canals, etc. Rubbed, else very good. 15.00

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35 Canals - British Canals Book 1978
Link House Holdings, Croyden, 1977, 
(Canals). The Canals Book 1978. Croyden : Link House Holdings, 1977. Pp 1-136. Illustrated. Maps. Oblong 8vo, illustrated card covers. “Pick your holiday cruise from more than 2000 miles of canals and rivers in England, Scotland and Wales!' - from the front cover. Tear to top spine, rubbed and some edgewear, a couple of loose leaves, else good to very good. 15.00

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36 Canals - Canada Navigation Canals : Rideau, Trent, Quebec, St. Peters / Canaux de navigation : Rideau, Trent, Québec, Saint-Pierre.
Parks Canada, Ottawa, 1973, 
(Canals - Canada). Navigation Canals : Rideau, Trent, Quebec, St. Peters / Canaux de navigation : Rideau, Trent, Québec, Saint-Pierre. (Ottawa) : Parks Canada, (1973). Pp [1]-30; [1]-30. Illustrated. Maps. 4to, illustrated card covers, French flaps. Back to back bilingual texts (English and French).Not in Tennyson, Cape Bretoniana. Browned, else very good. 15.00

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37 Canals - Canada Department of Transportation] Canal Regulations governing the Use and Management of the Department of Transport Navigation Canals : St. Peters, Canso, St. Ours, Chambly, Ste. Anne,Carillon, Grenville, Rideau, Murray, Trent. Established by Order in Counci l P.C. 1960-664
Roger Duhamel, Queen's Printer, Ottawa, 1960, 
[Canals - Canada Department of Transportation]. Canal Regulations governingthe Use and Management of the Department of Transport Navigation Canals : St. Peters, Canso, St. Ours, Chambly, Ste. Anne, Carillon, Grenville, Rideau, Murray, Trent. Established by Order in Council P.C. 1960-664 of May 12, 1960. Ottawa: Roger Duhamel, Queen's Printer, 1960. Pp. (1)-26,[2]. 8vo, printed stapled grey card covers. Vg. 20.00

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38 CANALS) Soo Locks Boat Tours 1989 Vol 1) Locks & Ships. card covers
Soo Locks Boat Tours, 1989, 
(Canals). Locks & Ships. Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.: Soo Locks Boat Tours, 1989. [Cover adds... Special Feature Articles: The Soo Locks; The St. LawrenceSeaway; The Panama Canal; Ships Listing; Soo History; Charts & Nautical Te rms]. Pp 96. Illustrated with b/w and/or colour photos and drawings to text. 8vo, illustrated card covers. Soo Locks Boat Tours 1989. Volume One November Shipwreck Edition. "This book was designed to answer the most frequently asked questions that our crews have received over the years. [...] This first volume has a special section on the major November shipwrecks." -from the text. Ships referred to as shipwrecked or lost in this section are: Thesteamer Bannockburn; Ira H. Owen; George Herbert; Cresent City; Turrent Ch ief; Henry B. Smith; H. E. Runnels; Tioga; Myron; Novadoc; William B. Davock; Anna C. Minch; Carl D. Bradley; Daniel J. Morrell; and the Edmund Fitzgerald. Covers rubbed, price sticker remainder to front cover, ow vg. 15.00

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39 Canals- United Kingdom] DARWIN, Anthony (ed.) ATTERBURY, Paul (ed.) Nicholson's Guides to the Waterways : South East. First Edition in dustjacket
British Waterways Board, London, 1972, 
[Canals- United Kingdom]. Nicholson's Guides to the Waterways : South East.Edited by Paul Atterbury and Anthony Darwin. London : British Waterways Bo ard, [ca. 1972]. Pp 160. 8vo, red cloth. Toy 3173(1). An informative and very well-designed guide, especially interesting for its cruising directions to the canals of London. Very good in very slightly rubbed dustjacket. 25.00

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40 Canals] Canals of Canada: under the jurisdiction of the Department of Railways and Canals : 1931
F. A. Acland, Printer to the King's Most Excellent Majesty, Ottawa, 1931, 
[Canals]. The Canals of Canada : under the jurisdiction of the Department of Railways and Canals : 1931. Ottawa; F. A. Acland, Printer to the King's Most Excellent Majesty, 1931. Pp. (1)-30, + 2 folding maps at rear. 8vo, printed stapled brown card covers. Faint creasing, else vg. 20.00

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