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201 SEVIGNY, P. Andre Studies in Archaeology, Architecture and History Trade and Navigation on the Chambly Canal
Parks Canada, 1983, 
SÉVIGNY, P. André. Trade and Navigation on the Chambly Canal : A Historical Overview. (Ottawa) : Parks Canada, 1983. Pp 88. Illustrated. Maps. 8vo, green card covers. In the Studies in Archaeology, Architecture and History series. Vg. 10.00

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202 Shubenacadie Canal Commission) Shubenacadie Canal Guide
Shubenacadie Canal Commission, Dartmouth, 1989, 
(Shubenacadie Canal Commission). Shubenacadie Canal Guide. [Dartmouth, NS]:Shubenacadie Canal Commission, 1989. Pp. 1-28. Illustrated. Double column. 8vo, illustrated stapled white self wraps. A brief history of the construc tion and usage of the Nova Scotian inland waterway. Faint creasing near spine, else vg. 8.50

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203 SIEGFRIED, Andre Suez, Panama et les Routes Maritimes Mondiales
Librairie Armand Colin, Paris, 1940, 
SIEGFRIED, André. Suez, Panama et les Routes Maritimes Mondiales. Paris : Librairie Armand Colin, 1940. Avec 33 cartes et graphiques. Pp 298. Maps. 8vo, card covers. Ex-library, covers soiled and with surface tears. 30.00

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204 SIEGFRIED, Andre HEMMING, H.H. and Doris, trans. Suez and Panama. 1st UK in dj
Jonathan Cape, 1940, 
SIEGFRIED, André. Suez and Panama. Translated from the French by H.H. and Doris Hemming. L.: Jonathan Cape, (1940). First Printing. Pp 400. Maps. 8vo, red cloth. Vg in nicked dj. 40.00

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205 SINCLAIR, Bruce BALL, Norman R., ed. PETERSON, James O., ed. Let Us Be Honest and Modest: Technology and Society in Canadian History. pb.
Oxford University Press, 1974, 
SINCLAIR, Bruce, Norman R. BALL, and James O. PETERSON, eds. Let Us Be Honest and Modest : Technology and Society in Canadian History. Toronto: OxfordUniversity Press, 1974. Pp 309. 8vo, card covers. An anthology of contempo rary sources from the 17th to the 20th centuries. Slightly rubbed, else vg.20.00

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206 SINGER, Charles, [et al.], (eds.) HADFIELD, Charles LETHBRIDGE, T.C. TAYLOR, E.G.R. History of Technology. Library of Science Edition 5 vol set in djs
Oxford University Press, 1957, 1957 
SINGER, Charles, [et al.], (eds.). A History of Technology. Five Volume Set. Oxford University Press, 1957-1959. Library of Science Edition. Large 8vo, blue cloth. The sections of maritime interest are given below.

Volume I. From Early Times to Fall of Ancient Empires. (October 1957). Pp 827, frontis. + plates 1-36. Illustrations, maps in text. Chapter 28 "Boats and Ships"' by Adrian Digby (pp.730-743).

Volume II. The Mediterranean Civilizations and the Middle Ages c. 700 B.C. to c. A.D. 1500. (October 1957). Pp 802, frontis. + plates 37-80. Illustrations, maps in text. Chapter 16 "Shipbuilding"' (pp.563-588) by T.C. Lethbridge; as well as a section "Harbours, Docks,and Lighthouses" (pp.516-524) by R.G. Goodchild.

Volume III. From the Renaissance to the Industrial Revolution c. 1500-c. 1750. (1958). Pp 766, frontis. + plates 1-32. Illustrations, maps in text. Chapter 18 "Ships and Shipbuilding"' (pp.471-500) by G.P.B. Naish; Chapter 19 "Cartography, Survey, and Navigation to 1400" (pp.501-529) by Singer, Derek J. Price, and E.G.R. Taylor; Chapter 20 "Cartography, Survey, and Navigation 1400-1750" (pp.530-557) by E.G.R. Taylor; Chapter 22 "Precision Instruments: to 1500" (pp.582-619) by Derek J. Price; Chapter 23 "The Manufacture of Scientific Instruments from c. 1500 to c. 1700" (pp.620-647) by Derek J. Price; Chapter 24 "Mechanical Timekeepers" (pp.648-675) by H. Alan Lloyd; Chapter 17 "Canals and River Navigations before 1750" (pp.438-470) by A.W. Skempton.

Volume IV. The Industrial Revolution c. 1750-c. 1850. (1958). Pp 728, frontis. + plates 1-48. Illustrations, maps in text. Chapter 19 "Ship-Building"' (pp.574-595) by Gordon Naish, with a special half-page section for the Lloyd's Register; Chapter 20 "Cartography" (pp.596-628) by R.A. Skelton with its Section V "Hydrography and Oceanography" (pp.615-620); Chapter 21 "Dredging" (pp.629-643) by G. Doorman; Chapter 6 "The Steam-Engine to 1830" by H.W. Dickinson (pp.168-198); "Fish Preservation" (pp.44-54) by C.L. Cutting, with "A Note on Whaling" (pp.55-63) by L. Harrison Matthews; Chapter 18, Part I "Canals: Inland Waterways outside Britain" (pp.548-562) by Roger Pilkington; Chapter 18, Part II "Canals: Inland Waterways of the British Isles" (pp.563-573) by Charles Hadfield.

Volume V. The Late Nineteenth Century c. 1850-c. 1900. (1959). Pp 888, frontis. + plates 1-44. Illustrations, maps in text. Chapter 16 "Ship-Building"' (pp.350-390) by A.M. Robb; Chapter 19 "Cartography and Aids to Navigation" (pp.438-465) by D.H. Fryer; Chapter 7 "The Marine Steam-Engine" (pp.141-156) by H. Philip Spratt.

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207 SINGER, Charles, [et al.], (eds.) HADFIELD, Charles SKELTON, R.A. NASH, Gordon History of Technology. Volume 4. The Industrial Revolution c. 1750-c. 1850.First Edition in dustjacket.
Oxford University Press, New York and London, 1958, 
SINGER, Charles, [et al.], (eds.). A History of Technology. Volume IV. The Industrial Revolution c. 1750-c. 1850. New York and London : Oxford University Press, 1958. First Edition. Pp 6),[v]-xxxiii,(1),[1]-728, frontispiece + plates 1-48. Illustrations, maps in text. Large 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Of nautical interest: Chapter 19 "Ship-Building"' (pp.574-595) by Gordon Naish, with a special half-page section for the Lloyd's Register; Chapter 20 "Cartography" (pp.596-628) by R.A. Skelton with its Section V "Hydrography and Oceanography" (pp.615-620); Chapter 21 "Dredging" (pp.629-643) by G. Doorman; Chapter 6 "The Steam-Engine to 1830" by H.W. Dickinson (pp.168-198); "Fish Preservation" (pp.44-54) by C.L. Cutting, with "A Note on Whaling" (pp.55-63) by L. Harrison Matthews; Chapter 18, Part I "Canals: Inland Waterways outside Britian" (pp.548-562) by Roger Pilkington; Chapter 18, Part II "Canals: Inland Waterways of the British Isles" (pp.563-573) by Charles Hadfield. Full Contents : PART I. PRIMARY PRODUCTION. 1 PARTI AGRICULTURE: FARM IMPLEMENTS (by Olga Beaumont and J. W. Y. Higs). 1 PAR T II AGRICULTURE: TECHNIQUES OF FARMINGG (by E. Fussell). 2. ISH PRESERVATION (by C. L. Cutting), with A NOTE ON WHALING (by L. Harrison Matthews). 3 METAL AND COAL MINING, 1750-1875 (by J. A. S. Ritson). 4 PART I EXTRACTION AND PRODUCTION OF METALS: IRON AND STEEL (by H. R. Schubert). 4 PART II EXTRACTION AND PRODUCTION OF METALS: NON-FERROUS METALS (by F. W. Gibbs). PARTII. FORMS OF ENERGY. 5 POWER TO 1850 (by R. J. Forbes). 6 THE STEAM-ENGINE TO 1830 (by H. W. Dickinson). 7 WATERMILLS c 1500-c 1850 (by A. Stowers). PART III. MANUFACTURE. 8 PART I THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY: DEVELOPMENTS IN CHEMICAL THEORY AND PRACTICE (by E. J. Holmyard). 8 PART II THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY: INTERACTION WITH THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION (by A. and N. L. Clow). 9 GAS FOR LIGHT AND HEAT (by Sir Arthur Elton). 10 PART I THE TEXTILE INDUSTRY:MACHINERY FOR COTTON, FLAX, WOOL, 1760-1850 (by Julia de L. Mann). 10 PART II THE TEXTILE INDUSTRY: SILK PRODUCTION AND MANUFACTURE, 1750-1900 (by W. English). 11 CERAMICS FROM THE FIFTEENTH CENTURY TO THE RISE OF THE STAFFO RDSHIRE POTTERIES (by A. and N. L. Clow). 12 GLASS (by L. M. Angus-Butterworth). 13 PRECISION MECHANICS (by Maurice Daumas). 14 MACHINE-TOOLS (by K. R. Gilbert). PART IV. STATIC ENGINEERING. 15 BUILDING AND CIVIL ENGINEERING CONSTRUCTION (by S. B. Hamilton). 16 PART I SANITARY ENGINEERING: WATER-SUPPLY (by J. Kennard). 16 PART II SANITARY ENGINEERING: SANITATION (by J. Rawlinson). PART V. COMMUNICATIONS. 17 ROADS TO c 1900 (by R. J. Forbes). 18 PART I CANALS: INLAND WATERWAYS OUTSIDE BRITAIN (by Roger Pilkington). PART II CANALS: INLAND WATERWAYS OF THE BRITISH ISLES (by Charles Hadfield). 19 SHIP-BUILDING (by George Naish). 20 CARTOGRAPHY (by R. A. Skelton). 21 DREDGING (by G. Doorman). 22 TELEGRAPHY (by G. R. M. Garratt). PART VI. SCIENTIFIC BASIS OF TECHNOLOGY. 23 THE BEGINNINGS OF THE CHANGE FROM CRAFT MYSTERYTO SCIENCE AS A BASIS FOR TECHNOLOGY (by A. R. J. P. Ubbelohde). Very good in browned and rubbed dustjacket. 40.00

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208 SINGER, Charles, [et al.], (eds.) ROBB, A.M. FRYER, D.H. SPRATT, H. Philip History of Technology. Volume 5. The Late Nineteenth Century c. 1850-c. 1900. First Edition in dustjacket.
Oxford University Press, 1958, 
SINGER, Charles, [et al.], (eds.). A History of Technology. Volume V. The Late Nineteenth Century c. 1850-c. 1900. New York and London : Oxford University Press, 1958. Pp (6),[v]-xxxviii,[1]-888, frontispiece + plates 1-44. Illustrations, maps in text. Large 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine.Of nautical interest: Chapter 16 "Ship-Building"' (pp.350-390) by A.M. Rob b; Chapter 19 "Cartography and Aids to Navigation" (pp.438-465) by D.H. Fryer; Chapter 7 "The Marine Steam-Engine" (pp.141-156) by H. Philip Spratt. Full Contents : PART I. PRIMARY PRODUCTION 1 GROWTH OF FOOD PRODUCTIONG. E. FUSSELL, page 1 2 MANAGEMENT AND PRESERVATION OF FOODT. N. MORRIS, page 26 3 THE STEEL INDUSTRYH. R. SCHUBERT, page 53 4 NEW EXTRACTION PROCESSES FOR METALSR. CHADWICK, page 72 5 PETROLEUMR. J. FORBES, page 102 PART II. PRIMEMOVERS 6 THE STATIONARY STEAM-ENGINE, 1830-1900A. STOWERS, page 124 7 THE MARINE STEAM-ENGINE. PHILIP SPRATT, page 141 8 INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINESD. C. FIELD, page 157 PART III. THE RISE OF THE ELECTRICAL INDUSTRY 9 THE GENERATION OF ELECTRICITYC. MACKECHNIE JARVIS, page 177 10 THE DISTRIBUTION AND UTILIZATION OF ELECTRICITYC. MACKECHNIE JARVIS, page 208 PART IV. THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY 11 HEAVY CHEMICALSTREVOR I. WILLIAMS, page 235 12 DYESTUFFSIN THE NINETEENTH CENTURYE. J. HOLMYARD, page 257 13 EXPLOSIVESJ. McGRATH, page 284 14 FINE CHEMICALSARTHUR W. SLATER, page 299 PART V. TRANSPORT 15 THE DEVELOPMENT OF RAILWAY ENGINEERINGC. HAMILTON ELLIS, page 322 16 SHIP-BUILDINGA. M. ROBB, page 350 17 AERONAUTICS PETER W. BROOKS, page 391 18 MECHANICAL ROAD-VEHICLESD. C. FIELD, page 414 19 CARTOGRAPHY AND AIDS TO NAVIGATIOND. H. FRYER, page 438 PART VI. CIVIL ENGINEERING 20 BUILDING MATERIALSAND TECHNIQUESS. B. HAMILTON, page 466 21 BRIDGES AND TUNNELSH. SHIRLEY SM ITH, page 499 22 HYDRAULIC ENGINEERINGJ. ALLEN, page 522 23 WATER-SUPPLYF. E. BRUCE, page 552 PART VII. MANUFACTURE 24 PART I THE TEXTILE INDUSTRY: WOVEN FABRICSD. A. FARNIE, page 569 24 PART II THE TEXTILE INDUSTRY: HOSIERY AND LACEF. A. WELLS, page 595 25 THE WORKING OF METALSR. CHADWICK, page 60526 MACHINE-TOOLSD. F. GALLOWAY, page 636 27 CERAMICSIREEN JAMESON, page 65 8 28 GLASS TECHNOLOGYR. W. DOUGLAS, page 671 29 PRINTING AND RELATED TRADESW. TURNER BERRY, page 683 30 PART I THE PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTS: PHOTOGRAPHYHELMUT AND ALISON GERNSHEIM, page 716 30 PART II THE PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTS: CINEMATOGRAPHYANTHONY R. MICHAELIS, page 734 31 PRODUCTION AND UTILIZATION OF RUBBERS. S. PICKLES, page 752 PART VIII. THE THRESHOLD OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY 32 EDUCATION FOR AN AGE OF TECHNOLOGYSIR ERIC ASHBY, page 776 33 TECHNOLOGYAND INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATIONCHARLES WILSON, page 799 34 TECHNOLOGY AND ITS SOCIAL CONSEQUENCESSIR ALEXANDER FLECK, page 814 Very good in browned and rubbed dustjacket. 40.00

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209 SMITH, Douglas Burnett Helsinki Drift. First Paperback Edition.
Beach Holme Publishing, Vancouver, 2002, ISBN:0888784295 
SMITH, Douglas Burnett. Helsinki Drift. Vancouver: Porcepic Books, an imprint of Beach Holme Publishing, (2002). First Canadian Edition. Pp. (10),3-81,(7). 8vo, blue ill. card covers. "Actress Mae West once said 'I've been things and seen palces.' Poet Douglas Burnet Smith might well be able to lay claim to the same boast. In his latest collection of verse he takes the reader on a kaleidoscopic journey through Amsterdam's antique streets and canals, Tuscany's sun-soaked landscapes, Paris's Gallic gabble of monuments andmadcaps, and the title poem's Finnish auditory and aural delights. In one poem we place Scrabble with Dadaist Tristan Tazara. In another work, 'Sophia,' we encouner 'the mangy wisdom of wild dogs on ever street,/ / skulking,pawing rabid piles of garbage / choking gutters, begging at the front door s of restaurants / like reeducated ideologues.' In still another verse the poet's persona contemplates Italian artist Giotto in Colorado, citing 'the copper hogbacks' in which 'he sees layered / trecento shale-engraved depictions of Egypt and the Exodus.' And everywhere his Muse takes him, Smith injects his stopovers with fresh perspectives, lending credence to seventeenth-century English essayist Sir Thomas Browne's dictum: 'Ready to be anythingin the ecstasy of being ever.'" - from rear. Very good. Due to its small s ize, shipping costs should be a bit cheaper than quoted. 8.00

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Catalogue of World Ferry, Ship, and Canal Transportation Tokens and Passes.  1st ed. , SMITH, Kenneth E SMITH, Kirk S., comp. & ed.
210 SMITH, Kenneth E SMITH, Kirk S., comp. & ed. Catalogue of World Ferry, Ship, and Canal Transportation Tokens and Passes. 1st ed.
1981, 
SMITH, Kenneth E. and Kirk S. SMITH, comp. & ed. Catalogue of World Ferry, Ship, and Canal Transportation Tokens and Passes. Redondo Beach, Calif.: The author, 1981. Pp 202. Illustrated. 8vo, black cloth. Surely a landmark in the field of nautical numismatics: an exhaustive, detailed, descriptive account of the world's ferry and canal tokens. Included among the exotica from Poland and Peru are the humble Dartmouth Ferry Commission tokens that wore through my pockets as a boy. Some blistering to front board, else vg. 140.00

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211 SMITH, Peter L. Pictorial History of Canal Craft. 1st UK in dj.
B. T. Batsford Ltd., London, 1979, ISBN:0713416378 
SMITH, Peter L. A Pictorial History of Canal Craft. London: B. T. Batsford,Ltd., (1979). First UK Printing. Pp. 135. Illustrated. Large 8vo, grey clo th with gilt lettering to spine. Toy 4696. "From narrowboats to tugs, from maintenance vessels to fibreglass cruisers - this historical survey covers each type of craft developed through the ages to work on the rivers, canalsand navigations of Britain's inland waterway system." - from the dj. Sligh tly cocked, else vg in price-clipped dj. 25.00

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212 SPRUANCE, Raymond A., Admiral) Reader's Digest 420 WORDEN, William L. BURMAN, Ben Lucien There Was a Man"
Reader's Digest, 1957, 
(SPRUANCE, Raymond A., Admiral). WORDEN, William L. "There Was a Man." An article in Reader's Digest, Vol.70, No.420, April 1957. Pp 120-128. Double column. Canadian Edition. Also: Richard Dempewolff's "The Penguin: Clown of the Antarctic"; and Ben Lucien Burman's "Canal Boat: London to Birmingham" (pp.54-60). "This Month's Cover" (with 4 paragraph text): Signal Hill, Newfoundland. Vg. 8.00

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213 SQUIRES, Roger W New Navvies. in dj.
Phillimore, 1983, ISBN:0850333644 
SQUIRES, Roger W. The New Navvies : A History of the Modern Waterways Restoration Movement. (Chichester, Sussex): Phillimore, (1983). Pp 180, [32] pp plates. 8vo, blue cloth. Toy 3241. An account of the twentieth-century revival of interest in Britain's inland waterways, and of efforts to ensure their maintenance and continued use. With appendixes providing a chronology ofrelevant legislation, names and addresses of waterways clubs and societies , and a lengthy bibliography. Vg in dj. 48.00

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214 St. Lawrence Seaway RIPLEY, Donald M. "Bagman". VAN DER AA, Hans. Gateway to the World : A Picture Story of the St. Lawrence Seaway; with photographs and water colors by Hans van der Aa
Chomedy Publications, Montreal , 1959, 
(St. Lawrence Seaway). Gateway to the World : A Picture Story of the St. Lawrence Seaway; with photographs and water colors by Hans van der Aa. (Montreal: Chomedy Publications, 1959). Pp 1-184. Illustrated. Large 8vo, blue cloth. A photographic review of a contemporary wonder: the completion of the St. Lawrence Seaway. With descriptive text by Hydraulic Engineer (and Nova Scotia native) Donald M. Ripley. Contents include: the history of the St Laurence Waterway, the old St Laurence Canals (with pictures of shipping on the Lachine Canal, the Iroquois Canal, and Soulanges Canal), the developmentof plans and construction of the St Laurence Seaway, excavation, lock cons truction, locks on the international section, Iroquois lock, dredging, bridges, Jacques Cartier Bridge, Victoria Bridge, Mercier and C.P.R. Bridges, St Louis and Valleyfield Bridges, Cornwall-Massena International Bridge, builders of the Seaway, power projects, moving villages affected by the construction, creation of Upper Canada Village and Crysler Memorial Park, Seaway tours, Seaway ships, star of the 1959 navigation season, the "Salties" (Ocean-going vessels), harbours competing for Seaway trade. Very good. Gift inscription from the printer. 40.00

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215 STANFORD, Neal. Last days of the Panama Canal. An article in Science Digest, Vol. 54, No. 1, July 1963
1963, 
STANFORD, Neal. “Last days of the Panama Canal.” An article in Science Digest, Vol. 54, No. 1, July 1963, pp 29-31 (with illustration and map). New York : Popular Mechanics Company, 1963. Pp [1]-96. Illustrated. Double Column. 8vo, illustrated white stapled wrappers. “Although it is still one of themost profitable and efficiently run enterprises in the world, the interoce anic waterway is growing old, and its days are numbered.” Covers rubbed andbrowned, els e good. For the issue 6.50

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216 STARKEY, H.F. Schooner Port : Two Centuries of Upper Mersey Sail. First Edition
G.W. & A. Hesketh, 1983, 
STARKEY, H.F. Schooner Port : Two Centuries of Upper Mersey Sail. Ormskirk & Northridge : G.W. & A. Hesketh, (1983). Pp 245. Illustrated. Map. 8vo, card covers. Contents : The Inland Waterways and the Development of the Region in the Eighteenth Century; Early Traffic on the Upper River; The Growth of Runcorn as a Port 1786-1830; Competition from the Railways; Runcorn, an Independent Customs Port 1847-1850; The Expansion of the Shipbuilding Industry; Expanding maritime Trade and Industrial Restraint, 1850-1865; Trade Fluctuations and the Deteriorating Navigable Channel, 1859-1872; The Schooners; Urban and Industrial Growth after 1860; The Port of Runcorn and the Manchester Ship Canal. With bibliography and index. Very good. 18.00

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217 STEPHENS, George Washington St. Lawrence Waterway Project. 1st
Louis Carrier & Co., 1929, 
STEPHENS, George Washington. The St. Lawrence Waterway Project : The Story of the St.Lawrence River as an International Highway for Water-borne Commerce. Montreal : Louis Carrier & Co., [December 1929]. First Edition. Pp 460.Illustrated. Folding Maps. 8vo, black cloth. Rhodenizer p.243. Says "Copyr ight 1930". Some wear to cloth, else vg. 60.00

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218 STEWART, Sheila Ramlin Rose : The Boatwoman's Story.
Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1993, ISBN:0192123262 
STEWART, Sheila. Ramlin Rose : The Boatwoman's Story. Illustrated by David Miller. (Oxford) : Oxford University Press, 1993. Pp [i]-xix,(5),1-230,(2).Illustrated. Map. Index. 8vo, black cloth, gilt lettering to spine. “From the turn of the century to the late 1950s horse-drawn narrow-boats became ararer and rarer sight on Britain's canals. Carrying a wide variety of carg oes to such destinations as the Potteries, the textile mills of Lancashire,the papermills of London, the colleges of Oxford, they struggled on agains t increasing competition from rail and road traffic to maintain their placein the country's economy. Yet little has been written about the families w ho lived and worked on these boats - in particular the women. Drawing on recorded interviews with the few boatwomen left who were born and bred on horse-drawn boats, Sheila Stewart has recounted their experiences as seen through the eyes of an illiterate boatwoman, travelling mainly on the Oxford Canal through the Great War, the Depression, the Second World War, and the decline of the canals. It is a poignant account of astonishing courage and resilience, capturing a unique way of life during the first sixty years of this century." - from the dj. Piece torn from top of ffep, else very good in unclipped dustjacket. 15.00

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219 STONE, Nathaniel. STONE, Elizabeth. On the Water : Discovering America in a Rowboat. First Edition in dustjacket.
Broadway Books, New York, 2002, ISBN:0767908414 
STONE, Nathaniel. On the Water : Discovering America in a Rowboat ; illustrations by Elizabeth Stone. New York: Broadway Books, (2002). First Printing. Pp. (8),ix-x,(2),3-323,(3). 8vo, white paper covered boards with blue cloth spine. "Few people have ever considered the eastern United States to be an island, but when the author began tracing waterways in his new atlas at the age of ten, he discovered that if pone had a boat it was possible to use a combination of waterways to travel up the Hudson River, west across thebarge canals and the Great Lakes, down the Mississippi River to the Gulf o f Mexico, and back up the eastern seaboard. Years later, still facscinated by the idea of the island, Stone read a biography of Howard Blackburn, a nineteenth-century Gloucester fisherman who had attempted to sail the same route a century before. So in April 1999 Stone decided to launch a seventeen-foot scull beneath the Brooklyn Bridge to see how far he could get. After ten months and some six thousand miles he arrived back at the Brooklyn Bridge, and continued rowing on the Eastport. Retracing Stone's extraordinary voyage, 'On the Water' is a marvelous portrait of the vibrant cultures inhabiting American shores and the magic of a traveler's chance encounters. From Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where a rower at the local boathouse bequeaths him a pair of fabled oars, to Vanceburg, Kentucky, where he spends a day fishing with Ed Taylor -- a man whose efficient simplicity recalls 'The Old Manand the Sea' -- Stone makes his way, stroke by stroke, chatting with tugbo at operators and sleeping in his boat under the stars. He listens to the live strains of Dwight Yoakum on the banks of the Ohio while the world's largest Superman statue guards the nearby town square, and winds his way through the Louisiana bayous, where he befriends Scoober, an old man who reminds him that the happiest people are those who've 'got nothin'. He briefly adopts a rowing companion -- a kitten -- along the west coast of Florida, and finds himself stuck in the tidal mudflats of Georgia. Along the way, he flavors his narrative with local history and lore and records the evolution of what started out as an adventure but became a lifestyle. An extraordinary literary debut in the lyrical, timeless style of William Least Heat-Moon andHenry David Thoreau, 'On the Water' is a mariner's tribute to childhood dr eams, solitary journeys, and the transformative powers of America's rivers,lakes, and coastlines." - from the dj. Very good in dustjacket. 15.00

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220 THURSTON, E. Temple DAKIN, W.R. Flower of Gloucester. 1st ed.
Williams and Norgate, 1911, 
THURSTON, E. Temple. The Flower of Gloucester. Illustrated by W.R. Dakin. L: Williams and Norgate, 1911. Pp 244, col. frontis., [5] leaves col. plates. 8vo, green cloth, t.e.g., gilt titles on spine, gilt dec. and title to front. Toy 1205. The first edition of a canal classic. A very civil meander through the English country, with impromptu philosophical ruminations en route. With charming colour plates and text illustrations by Dakin. A lovely book. Slightly rubbed, very slight shelfwear, occasional light foxing to initial leaves, gift inscription to ffep, else vg. 250.00

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