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My Holidays on Inland Waterways: 2000 Miles Cruising by Motor Boat and Pleasure Skiff an the Canals and Rivers of Great Britain.  3d ed no dj., BONTHRON, P
61 BONTHRON, P My Holidays on Inland Waterways: 2000 Miles Cruising by Motor Boat and Pleasure Skiff an the Canals and Rivers of Great Britain. 3d ed no dj.
Thomas Murby, 1919, 
BONTHRON, P. My Holidays on Inland Waterways : 2000 Miles Cruising by MotorBoat and Pleasure Skiff an the Canals and Rivers of Great Britain. L: Thom as Murby, (1919). Third Edition. Pp 186, frontis., fldg. map, 31 leaves plates. 8vo, red cloth. Toy 1137: "Chatty but straightforward accounts of a series of cruises on most of the extant navigable waterways of England, Scotland, and Wales. Based on articles which appeared in The Motorboat, The Motor, The Autocar, and The Lock to Lock Times. A complete itinerary, with mileage, is given on pp. xi-xvi." General guidelines and specific itineraries for voyagers setting out to explore British inland waterways, distilled fromdecades' experience. The author is pioneering new frontiers for post-war p leasure travellers; as he assures us, most of these waterways are "left severely alone by the tourist." Spine sunned, very slightly rubbed, else vg. Anice copy. 100.00

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62 BORKOWSKI, Richard C., Jr. Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad In Color : Volume One : 1976-1992. 1st in dj.
Morning Sun Books, inc., Scotch Plains, NJ, 2002, ISBN:158248077x 
BORKOWSKI, Richard C., Jr. Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad In Color : Volume One : 1976-1992 . (Scotch Plains, NJ: Morning Sun Books, Inc., 2002). First Printing. Pp. [1]-128. Illustrated in colour. Double column. 4to, black cloth with metallic lettering to front and spine. Contents: The Independent Years of the Little Giant, Diesel Locomotives and Commuter Trains, The Pittsburgh Division: Youngstown to Pittsburgh, The Youghiogneny Branch: Pittsburgh to Connellsville, The Monongahela Branch: McKeesport to Brownsville Junction, The Subsidiaries: The Monongahela Railway, Trackage Rights: Youngstown to Pittsburgh, Epilogue: The Three Rivers Railroad and CSX Transportation. Vg in dj. 50.00

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63 BOURASSA, Robert SCHLESINGER, James (foreword) Power from the North. in dj.
Prentice-Hall Canada, Inc., Scarborough, ON, 1985, ISBN:0136883672 
BOURASSA, Robert. Power from the North. With a foreword by James Schlesinger. Scarborough, ON: Prentice-Hall Canada, Inc., (1985). First Edition. Pp. 182 + 16 p. of plates. Illustrated. 8vo, red cloth spine with cream paper covered boards. A volume by the future premier of Quebec, outlining the vastpotential for hydro-electric projects in the northern parts of Quebec (and Labrador - Churchill Falls). Very good in lightly edgeworn dustjacket. 20. 00

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64 BOURQUE, Bruce J. WHITEHEAD, Ruth H. COX, Steven L. Twelve Thousand Years : American Indians in Maine. With contributions by Steven L. Cox and Ruth H. Whitehead
University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln and London, 2001, ISBN:0803213107 
BOURQUE, Bruce J. Twelve Thousand Years : American Indians in Maine. With contributions by Steven L. Cox and Ruth H. Whitehead. Lincoln and London : University of Nebraska Press, (2001). Pp [i]-xviii,(2),[1]-368,(4). Illustrated. Maps. Index. Large 8vo, black cloth, gilt lettering to spine. “Nearly twelve thousand years ago Native Americans began moving through and eventually settling along the rocky coast, rivers, lakes, valleys, and mountains of a region that would later become known as Maine. "Twelve Thousand Years" is the story of the many generations of Native peoples who for twelve millennia have called this region their home. The first to arrive were the Paleo-Indian peoples, mobile big-game hunters known for their striking stone tools. They were followed by maritime hunters, who left behind ritual sites that attracted some of America's earliest archaeologists. A very different group of immigrants replaced them, and the last three millennia of prehistorywitnessed a revival of maritime cultures that engaged in exchange with far away communities. Beginning in the sixteenth century, Native peoples in northern New England became tangled in the far-reaching affairs of European explorers and colonists. "Twelve Thousand Years" reveals how Penobscots, Abenakis, Passamaquoddies, Maliseets, Micmacs, and other Native communities both strategically accommodated and overtly resisted European and American encroachments. Since that time, Native communities in Maine have endured, adapted when necessary, and experienced a political and cultural revitalizationin recent decades. Included in this work is a valuable summary of the trad itional material culture of Maine's Native peoples - what they ate, wore, fought with, and hunted with, and their methods of transportation.” (from the dj). Contents: Introduction: The Prehistoric Past. 1. The Paleo-Indian Period. 2. The Archaic Period. 3. The Ceramic Period. 4. An Introduction to the Historic Past. 5. Early European and Native Contacts. 6. The Second Halfof the Seventeenth Century. 7. The War Years. 8. The Era of the Mission. E pilogue: Land, Politics, and Survival to the Present. Appendix: The Traditional Material Culture of the Native Peoples of Maine. ADDITIONAL SHIPPING CHARGES MAY BE REQUIRED DUE TO ITS WEIGHT. Fore-edge smudged, else very goodin dustjacket. 30.00

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65 Boy's Own Annual. HARDING, Robert, ed. DUNBAR, George. Boy's Own Annual. Volume 59. 1936-1937.
Boy's Own Paper Office, London, 1937, 
(Boy's Own Annual). The Boy's Own Annual. Volume 59. 1934-1935. Edited by Robert Harding. London : The Boy's Own Paper Office, n.d. [1937]. Pp. [i]-iv,1-576,+ frontispiece + 3 black-and-white aviation plates. Index. Large thick 8vo, illustrated green cloth with a cricket scene to the front board andthe spine, black and cream lettering to frnot board and spine. Of nautical interest: "True Pirate Tales: The Sack of Panama" (Geoffrey Rhodes, pp. 33 -34); "The 'Rogue' Run: A Story of a Temperamental Torpedo" ("Sea-Wrack", pp. 155-159, a short story); "Where Time Stands Still: Pitcairn Island" (Edward Vernon Clayton, pp. 196, 1 photo); "Secrets from the Deep: Dr. William Beebe's Weird and Amazing Discoveries in the Depths of the Ocean" (T.C. Bridges, pp. 200-202); "On the Road to Snizort Family and the Mermaid with theDetachable Tail" ("Bywayman", pp. 212-214, a short story); "A Model Submar ine" ("Adsum, p. 214); "The Loss of the Birkenhead" (Captain S.J. Parker, pp. 225-226); "The Deep-Sea Menace: How the Naval Mine is Constructed, Laid,and Swept Up" (Commander H.R. Gordon Cumming", pp. 232-234, 1 photo and 2 diagrams); "True Pirate Tales: The Rescue of Robinson Crusoe" (Geoffrey Rhodes, pp. 238-239, on William Dampier); "The Haunted Reef: A Gripping Yarn of the South Seas" (E. Collins, pp. 244-247, a short story); "True Pirate Tales: The Capture of the Great Mogul's Treasure Ship" (Geoffrey Rhodes, pp. 248-249, on John Avery); "The Truth About Rowing nia Boat Race" (Hylton Cleaver, pp. 253-254, 1 photo); "Little Ships That Do Great Work" (John C. Campbell, pp. 264-266, 2 photos of the tug Seaman and barque Olivebank, and tug Norman and M.V. Port Hobart); "Britain's Oldest Ship Sinks" (p 287, on the ketch Ceres); "The S.S. Scouter: Sea Scouts' Novel Training Centre" (Frank Illingworth, p. 294, 1 photo); "Scourge of the Seas: A Tale of the Naval Secret Service" (a two-part serial by "Sea-Wrack"); "Land of the Blizzard: The Empire's New Possession: Australian Antarctic Territory" (T.C. Bridges,pp. 330-332, 3 whaling photos); "Early Explorers of the Pacific" (James Bo swell, p. 335); "Model Yachting Terms" (Sid G. Hedges, p. 399); "Build the 'B.O.P.' Land Yacht!" (Frank Illingworth, pp. 425-426); "Can You Row a BoatWell?: Some Points About Rowing" (E. Wrightson, pp. 468-469, with five dia grams); "Magnetic Ship Control" (John Silvester, p. 478, with two modellingdiagrams); "How to Make a Surf-rider" (p. 499, with four diagrams); "Ness by Ness: A Coastwise Cruise from Southend to Southwold in a Canvas Canoe" (Geoffrey Prout, pp. 518-520, with 8 photos and a map). Of Canadian interest: 3 L.C. Douthwaite "Larry Vincent, RCMP" stories; "Buffalo Trails" (Bud Cotton, pp. 470-472, about following a buffalo herd near Wainwright, Alberta); "Canada's Red Indians" (Philip H. Godsell, pp. 536-538). Other interesting pieces: "The History of Fireworks in England" (A. St. H. Brock, pp. 80-81); "A Footplate Trip with the 'Breakfast Flyer'" (H. Underwood, pp. 91-92, rail travel); "New Types of Aeroplanes" (H.J.C. Harper, pp. 93-95, with photos of the Hawker Huricane, Fairey Battle Bomber, and Vickers Supermarine Stranraer Flying-boat); "Croydon Ho!: Flying Home from Australia for Christmas" (H.J.C. Harper, pp. 132-134, with five photos and a map of the air route); "Khartoum: Garden City of Africa" (Harold J. Shepstone, pp. 189-191, 5 photos); "Off the Map" (Surgeon-Commander G. Murray Levick, R.N., pp. 193-194, about a Public Schools Exploring Society trip to the Lapland); "The Sport of Falconry: How Hawks are Traind to Kill Fur and Feather" (EricHardy, p. 309, 1 photo); "The King as an Airman" (H.J.C. Harper, pp. 354-355, 2 photos of the future King George VI piloting a De Havilland and a 504K Avro); "Singapore: The Wonder City of the East" (Harold J. Shepstone, pp. 377-379); "Behind the Scenes at Le Mans" (Charles Metchin, pp. 385-389); "The Empire Flying Boats" (H.J.C. Harper, pp. 433-435, 3 photos and 1 diagram); "London to New York in A.D. 2000: A Transatlantic Crossing Ten Miles Above the Earth!" (described by An Aircraft Engineer, pp. 447-448; right on as far as the six-hour New York-London jaunt; a little off on the "for a penny a mile!" prediction); "The Tailor Who Explored: The true story of how Kinthup, a Buddhist, playing a lone han on behalf of the Indian Survey, solved the mystery of Tibet's two great rivers, the Tsang-po and the Brahmaputra" (Sir George Dunbar, pp. 492-494); "Sea Cave Exploring During Your Holidays" (Sydney Moorhouse, pp. 525-526); "Race Swimming: How to Improve Speed and Win Races" (Sid G. Hedges, p. 527); "Giant American Locomotives" (H. Coble and A.R. Payne, pp. 555-556); "A First Solo Flight" (W.R.A. Walters). Boards lightly soiled, front inner hinge cracked, else very good. 50.00

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Up and Down the Merrimac : A Vacation Trip, BOYD, Pliny Steele.
66 BOYD, Pliny Steele. Up and Down the Merrimac : A Vacation Trip
D.E. Lothrop Company, Boston, 1890, 
BOYD, Pliny Steele. Up and Down the Merrimac : A Vacation Trip. Boston : D.E. Lothrop Company, (copyright 1879). Pp [i]-vi,7-185,(4,ads),(3), frontispiece. 8vo, pictorial grey cloth, gilt panel to spine.

Toy 1314: "A rambling, facetious, descriptive and highly embroidered account of a rowing, towing, and sailing voyage in a dory up the Merrimac from Newburyport to Passaconaway Island, of camping there, and of the voyage home.".

New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

“And to gratify the gypsy, as well as to enjoy the luxury of discovery, and the fascination of peril, we took for our vacation trip a row and sail up the Merrimac – myself and two boys.” (p. 9).

Contents :
1. Preliminary.
2. The Start.
3. Rowing with the Tide.
4. A Thunder-Storm. 5. The Broken Oar. 6. Our First Sunday.
7. Onward and Upward.
8. Rowing Up Stairs.
9. Passaconaway Island.
10. Looking Toward Sunrise.
11. Solitude and Society.
12. Homeward Bound.
13. A Pinch of Salt.
14. The New Earth.
15. One Last Sunday.
16. Music in the Air.
17. Home Again.

Slightly cocked, spine ends and corners worn, bubbling to cloth, margins of leaves browned, gift inscription (dated 1892), else good. 50.00


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Rivers & Streams of England. in dj , BRADLEY, A.G. PALMER, Sutton
67 BRADLEY, A.G. PALMER, Sutton Rivers & Streams of England. in dj
Bracken Books, London, 1985, 
BRADLEY, A.G. The Rivers & Streams of England. With seventy-five full colour illustrations by Sutton Palmer. L: Bracken Books, (1985). Pp. 287. 8vo, navy cloth. Small smudge to front panel, some minor tape repair inside to top edge of panel, else vg in dj. 50.00

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68 BRAND, Dionne BHAGGIYADATTA, Sri Rivers Have Sources, Trees Have Roots : Speaking of Racism.
Cross Cultural Communication Centre, Toronto, 1986, ISBN:0969106068 
BRAND, Dionne, and Krisantha Sri BHAGGIYADATTA. Rivers Have Sources, Trees Have Roots : Speaking of Racism. Toronto : Cross Cultural Communication Centre, (1986). Pp (5),i-iii,1-182. Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated black card covers. Contents : 1. The Culture of Everyday. 2. Childhood. 3. Work. 4. Rivers Have Sources, Trees Have Roots. 5. Continuing the Fight. Dionne Brand (born 1953), a Caribbean-born Canadian poet, novelist, essayist and documentarian. She was named Toronto’s third Poet Laureate in September 2009. “In Rivers Have Sources, Trees Have Roots (1986) Brand and co-author Krisantha Sri Bhaggiyadatta interviewed a hundred people from the Canadian Native, Black, Chinese, and South Asian communities about their perspectives of racismand how it has impacted their lives. From these stories and recollections of childhood to workplace experiences, the authors critiqued the existence and commonality of racism, disparities and resistance. They argue that two themes exist where racism prevails in the lives of the interviewees and these themes are through "the culture of racism" and through the structural and institutional ways. Consequently, economic hardship, lack of employment and career choices and opportunities are some of the experiences identified by the minority, ethnic groups and immigrants. Brand recognizes that there are also different forms of struggles and visions to combat racism. This book attempts to give each individual a voice, an opportunity to speak about their personal and immigration stories as part of a historical validation and as part of a third in a series of anti-racism literature. Women and men spoke of their anger, resentments, and complaints of racial tensions of abuse, isolation, staring, name calling and being treated as different and inferior. Brand addresses how racism is used as a powerful tool to censor oppositional voices and she opposes the media report that racism occurs in isolated cases or unusual crisis.” - wikipedia. Very good. 20.00

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69 BRANDON, L.V. Geological Survey of Canada Paper 64-38 Groundwater Hydrology and Water Supply of Prince Edward Island (Report, 7 figures and Map 16-1964). Geological Survey of Canada Paper 64-38
Geological Survey of Canada, Department of Mines and Technical Surveys, Ottawa , 1966, 
BRANDON, L.V. Groundwater Hydrology and Water Supply of Prince Edward Island (Report, 7 figures and Map 16-1964). Geological Survey of Canada Paper 64-38. Ottawa : Geological Survey of Canada, Department of Mines and Technical Surveys, 1966. Pp (6),[1]-37,(1),+ folding map in rear pocket. Illustrated. 8vo, printed brown card covers. Abstract : Groundwater is effluent to rivers on Prince Edward Island. An approximate annual hydrologic balance can be made for various river basins, but the range in annual precipitation shows that this balance may vary widely. The movement of groundwater is permitted both bu intergranular permeability and interjoint flow in the bedrock. Excellent supplies of groundwater are available and towns and industries obtain their water supply from well fields. Salt-water contamination occurs in a few wells close to the seashore, and may be the main water supply problem if larger well fields are constructed for industrial and municipal growth. Spine sunned, edges browned, else very good. 35.00

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70 BRECHT, Richard D. and William P. RIVERS RIVERS, William P. Language and National Security in the 21st Century
Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, 2000, ISBN:1880671069 
BRECHT, Richard D. and William P. RIVERS. Language and National Security inthe 21st Century : The Role of Title VI/Fulbright-Hays in Supporting Natio nal Language Capacity. Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, (2000). Pp. 227. 8vo, nay and light green card covers, white titles to spine. Small crease to lower front corner, else vg. 50.00

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71 BRENTNALL, Margaret Old Customs and Ceremonies of London. in dj.
B.T. Batsford, London, 1975, ISBN:071342933x 
BRENTNALL, Margaret. Old Customs and Ceremonies of London . London: B.T. Batsford, (1975). Pp. [1]-200, including plates. Illustrated. 8vo, red cloth with gilt lettering to spine, top edge dyed red. Of nautical interest: 3. Custom's of London's River. Also includes customs and celebrations dealing with the Monarchy, and political, legal, religious and educational systems in London. Vg in dj. 20.00

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72 British Columbia - Puget Sound Picture Journey Through the Pacific Northwest : Composed of sixty-five views of the scenic wonders in the territory adjacent to Puget Sound, showing how mountains, rivers, and beautiful cities combine
Sunset Press / Puget Sounders and British Columbians, Associated, San Francisco, 1929, 
(British Columbia - Puget Sound). A Picture Journey Through the Pacific Northwest : Composed of sixty-five views of the scenic wonders in the territory adjacent to Puget Sound, showing how mountains, rivers, and beautiful cities combine to make this country an ideal playground as well as a good place to live and work. N.pl. [San Francisco] : "Published by Sunset Press withthe cooperation of 'Puget Sounders and British Columbians, Associated'", n .d [1929 / 1930?]. First Edition. Unpaginated. Pp (68). 4to, art-illustrated cardcovers, plain spine. Smith's Pacific Northwest Americana 8124. Illustrated with 65 full-page plates, such as : Mt. St. Helens; Point Defiance Park, Tacoma; Tacoma Highways; Year Around Golf in Seattle; Canal Docks, Seattle; Ideal Yachting Waters; The Great Peak of Rainier National Park; NaradaFalls;, Fishermen's Delight; The Caascades; Interesting Logging Camps; San Juan Islands; Bellingham; Lake Quinault; Surf Bathing; Elephant Rock; Parl iament Building, Victoria, British Columbia; [numerous plates on] Vancouver, British Columbia; Cowichan Bay; and much more. Rubbed, edges nicked, elsevery good. 30.00

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73 BRODERICK, B.M. Memories of Kedgwick River, New Brunswick. 2nd printing, Signed
Chathan, N.B, 1994, ISBN:0969857403 
BRODERICK, B.M. Memories of Kedgwick River, New Brunswick. (Chathan, N.B.: the author, 1994). Second Printing. Pp [1]-198,(2). With 60 b&w photos as well as other illustrations in the text. Several documents reproduced in thetext. 8vo, photo-illustrated blue card covers, lettered in white. "In this book by Rev. Bernard Michael Broderick the reader discovers interesting in sights into the history of northern new Brunswick. This area of our countrywas, at the turn of the century, a wilderness known only to the trapper, t he hunter, the angler, and the lumberjack. The book takes the reader through the opening up of this part of New Brunswick with fascinating stories of characters who share and participated in its development." - from rear cover. Contents : 1. How It All Began. 2. From Ireland to Canada. 3. Aboard theStormy Petrel. 4. Putting Down Roots. 5. Michael Broderick Was Ambidextrou s. 6. Scowing and the Voyage to Kedgwick River. 7. School and Growing Up. 8. As Things Expand. 9. Isabella Broderick MacDonald. 10. Isaac Farrar. 11. Uncle John MacDonald. 12. John Broderick. 13. The Kedgwick Bard No. 1. 14. The Kedgwick Bard No. 2. 15. The Kedgwick Bard No. 3. 16. The Kedgwick BardNo. 4. 17. Ripley, Take Note. 18. A Nearly fatal Accident, Spanish Flu, et c. 19. As Rivers Run. Epilogue. Appendices. Covers lightly worn, else very good. Signed "with best wishes" by the author, "June 14/00". Scarce. 40.00

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74 BROWNE, W.J. Newfoundland Quarterly 37:4 MUNN, W.A. HOWLEY, M.F. Our Little Rivers : 02. An article in The Newfoundland Quarterly, Vol.37, No.4, April 1938
1938, 
BROWNE, W.J. "Our Little Rivers: Chapter 2." Salmonier". An article in The Newfoundland Quarterly, Volume 37, No.4, April 1938, Spring Number. Pp 5-8.With 4 photos. Double column. John J. Evans, Sr., Printer and Proprietor. Also : W.A. Munn's "Harbour Grace History: Chapter Seventeen. " The Sixties" (pp.13-16); Agnes Marion Ayre's "King of the Gipsies" [on Bamfylde-Moore Carew, pp.9-12]; Rev. Walter Bugden's "The Beothics of Newfoundland" (pp.21-24); Archbishop M.F. Howley's "Newfoundland Name-Lore: Article XXXI" (reprinted from much earlier appearance in the NQ); the obituary of Thorburn A. MacNab; Robert Saunders's "The Rise and Fall of the Gold Standard" (pp.25-26, and a note on Saunders on p.36); a note on Geoffrey Milling "The New President of the Newfoundland Board of Trade"; W.M. Dooley's poem "Battle of Bonavista"; Robert Gear MacDonald's "Some Poets of Newfoundland and Their Work" (pp.17-20, 1st part); other poems and non-Newfoundland articles. Cover half-detached, with tear, else very good. For the issue. 55.00

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75 BRUCE, Peter Henry. Russia Through European Eyes, No. 9. Memoirs of Peter Henry Bruce, Esq., A Military Officer in the services of Prussia, Russia, & Great Britain, containing An Account of his Travels in Germany, Russia, Tartary, Turkey, The West Indies, &. as also Several Very Interesting Private Anecdotes of
Da Capo Press, New York, 1970, 
BRUCE, Peter Henry. Memoirs of Peter Henry Bruce, Esq., A Military Officer in the services of Prussia, Russia, & Great Britain, containing An Account of his Travels in Germany, Russia, Tartary, Turkey, The West Indies, &. as also Several Very Interesting Private Anecdotes of The Czar, Peter I, of Russia. New York : Da Capo Press, 1970. New Impression. Pp (6),[iiii]-xv,(1),[1]-527,(1). 8vo, red cloth, gilt vignette to front board, gilt lettering and black panel to spine. Russia Through European Eyes, No. 9. First published 1782, second edition 1783 (Dublin), this reprint being a facsimile of the second edition. Tear to penultimate page, else very good. 80.00 Contents : Book 1 The author's descent. - His grandfather's going into the Prussian service. - John Bruce's marriage and descendants, and the author's birth, etc. - His entering into the Prussian service. - Lines on the battle of Ramillies. - A remarkable story of the author's landlady. - His first campaign.- His second campaign. - Defeat of the French. - Siege of Lisle. - A remar kable accident to prince Eugene. - Captain Dubois. - A sad accident to the enemy's cavalry. - Bon mot of the duke of Marlborough. - Siege of Ghent. - Third campaign. - Siege of Tournay. - Battle of Malplaquet. - Story of a Swiss recruit. - Siege of Mons. - Fourth campaign. - Siege of Doway. - Siege of Bethune. - A sad misfortune to six Scotch officers. - Sieges of Aire andSt. Venant. - Terrible story of the Jesuits at Tournay. Book 2 He goes int o the Russian service, a captain. - Overtakes general Bruce at Pruss-Holland. - A curious story of a man at Elbing. - They arrive at Jaweross, where the Czar is privately married. - General Bruce's rank and honours. - Accountof the Russian army. - Their numbers and cloathing. - Expedition against t he Turks. - Council of war at the Neister. Prince Constanure joins them without any troops. - A swarm of locusts. - The Turks appear. - The Russians form on the river Pruth. - Engage the Turks three days. - The czarina saves the whole army and prince Canamire. - The king of Sweden upbraids the grandvizier. - The Russians return. - Colonel Pitt's lady and daughter carried off by the Tartars. - The grand seignior approves the treaty. - Captain Bruce sent express to Constantinople. - Description of that city. - Its mosques. - Accommodations for strangers. - Strength. - The seraglio. - Scutari, afine view. - The port and harbour. - Suburbs. - Arsenal. - Air and climate . - The Turks contrasted. - Domestic Accommodations. - Internal government of the country. - Religion. - Worship. - The plague. - Their games. - Diet.- Rest. - Exercise of their youth. - Dress of their ladies. - Ointment of Pilo. - Their predominint interest. - Matrimonial privilege. - Concubine marriage. - Policy of their religion. - Severities on the amorous stranger. -Their laws of debt. - In criminal cases. - Their punishments. - The channe l of the captain's information. - New difficulties to the Treaty at the Pruth. - Change of ministry. - A fresh treaty. - Fresh interruption to the peace. - Against which the czar remonstrates. - Ministry again changed. - The Russian ambassador, etc. sent to the Seven Towers. - Mighty preparations for war, which end against the king of Sweden at Bender. - Reflexions. Book 3Marriage of the czarowitz. - The czar's celebration of his old wedding. - General Baur's discovery of himself to his friends and brother officers. - The empress Catherine's descent and rise. - Prince Menzikof's rise, and theczar's narrow escape from poison. - Expedition against the Swedes. - Descr iption of the city of Moscow. - An ambassador from Persia; a great fire in Moscow. - A young physician burnt by the clergy, who are therefore deprivedof the power of life and death, and holidays and convents abridged. - Mann ers of the gentry. - Description of the women. - Entertainments of the common people. - Marriage. - The princess Natalia's humorous fancy in the marriage of the dwarfs. - Three women punished for drowning their husbands. - The punishment of the knout. - The czar's birth and marriage. - A virtuous young lady. - Muscovite robberies and murders. - The czar's danger by them. -Remarkable murder of Swedish officers by Jews. - Suppression of the Robber s. - Seat of empire changed from Moscow to Petersburgh. - A description of the czarowitz's person and manners. - Ridiculous custom in burying. - Theirimages. - Their baths. - Manner of travelling. - Religious fasis. Book 4 C ity of Novogorod. - The Sterlit fib. - Marshal Zeremetof's military mistakes. - The readiest method to get out of the Russian service. - The city of Petersburgh. - The czar's usual table. - His entertainments. - His present of boats to different ranks, and its good design. - An ambassador from Usbeck Tartary. - A naval excursion for his entertainment. - Cronstadt and Cronelet. - Oramanbaum, Petersboff, and Catharinhoff. - The grand dutchess born,and the prince's behaviour on the occasion. - His disrespect to the czar. - Naval expedition, in which the czar was rear admiral. - His gallant action with Ehrenshield. - He takes Aland. - His triumphal entry at Petersburgh.- Promoted to vice-admiral. - He complimnts Ehrenshield's bravery. - His s peech to the senate. - His resentment of the czarowitz's disrespect. - He institutes frequent social assemblies and a royal academy. - Court-martial on Admiral Kruys. - The order of St. Catherine. - Confusions in the revenue,and the consequent distress. - Many delinquents punished. - Fiscals appoin ted. - The czar's public entertainments. - Mr Slitter's perpetuum mobile. -The old Findlander. - Hard frost at Petersburgh. - Experiements on bears. - Method of killing them. Book 5 Descent upon Sweden. - Birth of the emperor's grandson Peter, and death of the princess, his mother. - The birth of Peter Petrowitz, son to the emperor. - A carnaval. - The czar's double eagle. - The czar's attention to improve his capital and country. - His militaryrewards and punisbents. - Thirty tall grenadiers for the king of Prussia. - A horrid murder at Riga. - Contributions on Dantzig. - His scheme in taking Weismar. - Conference with the king of Denmark and arrival at Copenhagen. - The combined fleets. - The Danes alarmed. - Resufe subsistence to the troops. - A conference with the king of Denmark in his capital, with its consequences. - The story of leutenant general Bohn. - Oppressive scheme of the Duke of Mecklenburg. - The distress of his people. - The czarowitz dissapears. - The captain refused leave to quit the Russian service. - The czar'sreturn from Paris. - The return of his army to Petersburgh. - Desorders in his absence redressed. - Attempt to discover a north passage to India. - T he fatal expedition of prince Beckwitz. - A new regulation at Petersburgh, and a silk manufactory at Moscow. Book 6 Return of the czarowitz from Moscow, and his esclusion from the succession. - His accomplices. - The prince, Mary concerned in it. - The trials of the czarowitz at Petersburgh. - His death and character. - The Swedish field-marshall Rheinshield's return home.- Negotiation at Aland, for peace with Sweden, renewed. - King of Sweden's death. - The death of baron Gortz. - The fiscal's information against the grandees for misdemeanours, and their trial. - Prince Gagaren's unaccountable behaviour. - More of the czarowitz's confererates. - Death of prince Peter Oetrowitz. - Prince Peter Alexowitz made a seargeant, taught his exercise, and made ensign. - Negotiations for peace renewed, but fruitless. - The czar resolves to command it. - Memorable descent on Sweden. - The British fleet come too late. - The czar disgusted with Britain. - The Jesuits banished. - The czar seized with a fit at Revil. - General Weyde's illness, and the czar's concern for him. - Affairs of Sweden. - Marshal Weyde's death. - Ill treatment of his family. - His funeral. - The czar reproves Menzikoff. - Captain Bruce's inffectual attempt to quit the Russian service. - The newking of Sweden notifies his accession. - A second invasion. - The Swedes a ttack our fleet with loss. - The czar receives the duke of Holstein into his protection. - Court martial on lieutenant colonel Graves. A curious lawsuit between two brothers at Reval. - Fresh preparations against Sweden. - Proposals on their part, for a cessation of hostilities, rejected. - A third descent on Sweden, which obliged them to sign the preliminaries, and a child remarkdly preserves. - The fleet arrive at Petersburgh. - The czar honoured by his senate with the title of Peter the Great, &c. - A wise reformation in the benefits of the law. - The captain again refused leave to quit. - Triumphal entry into Moscow. - A proclamation and oath regarding the succession. Book 7 The reason for the Persian expedition. - Embark on the river Moscow. - Nismi Novogorod. - Embark on the gallies. - The Ceremiss Tartars. - Casan Tartars. - Manner of fishing in the Wolga. - Kinds of Fish. - Alabaster quarry. - Bulgarian Tartars, and the Maiden-Hill. - Kalmuch Tartars. -Astrachan. - Nagayan Tartars. - Short account of the Tartars in general. - The Nagayan Tartars manner of life. - Desarts near Astrachan rich with sal t. - Fruits at Astrachan. - The Banyan woman's burning herself at her husband's death. - The inhabitants of India. The Banyans. Book 8 Army embark at Astrachan, 18th of July. - Variety of wild fowl on the little islands. - Terki, the capital city of Circassia. - Herring in the Caspian. - Voyage to Bustrow. - General Waterang's account from the province of Andreof. - Circassia, and its inhabitants, their manners, religion, &c. - Continuation of the voyage, and view of mount Caucasus, &c. - The army land at Agrechan. - March into Asia. - Kindness of the Dagastan Tartars. - The army pass the river Sulack. - General Wateraang joins the army. - Embarrassed on their march,a severe punishment of the officers of the guards. - Arrive at Tarku, with a description of the Dagestan Tartars. - Interview with the ladies. - The Dagastan ladies wait on the empress. - Erect a monument at Tarku, and marchfor Derbent through a fine country. - Sultan Udenack's cruelty, and its co nsequences. - Twenty desperate Tartars. - A beautiful Tartar youth slain. -Undaunted resolution of the priest. - Arrive at Derbent. - Description of the city. - Remarkable Tombs. - Alexander and Malkehatura. - Jackalls and sand hares. - Suchary bread. - Two express and one ambassador arrive at the army. - A Turkish ambassador obliges the emperor to return. - Occasion of the troubles in Persia. - The army return. - Cold nights. - Dangerous and harrassing march. - The new town of Swetago-Kerst. - Fort at the river Nitzi destroyed, and revenged. - The army re-imbark at Agrecham. - The provisionsfor the captain's galley lost; a starving voyage. - Arrive at Astrachan th e 15th of October. Book 9 Progress up the Wolga to Czaritza. - The Gost there. - A short history of the Cossacks. - Stephen Ratzin's Rebellion. - Ordered to survey the Caspian Sea, on which he proceeds to Taik and Yembo. - Island of Kula, and Turkistan Tartars. - Gulf of Iskander. - River Oxus and the Usbeck Tartars. - The Gulf of Carabuga. - River Darta. - River Ossa. - Gulf of Astrabat. - Provinces of Terebat and Massenderan. - Gulf of Sinfili and City of Resbt. - Difficult path of the Pyles. - The Rivers Ardeschin and Linkeran, and the famous naphtha oil-pits. - The River Cyrus, or Kur. - The city of Baky. - City of Shamachie. - City of Derbent. - The river Sulack. - Gulf of Agrechan, Island of Trentzeni and city of Terki. - General description of the Caspian Sea. - Watch tower on John's Island. - General Matuskin's marriage to the window in tears. - Contest among the Kalmucks, and expedition against them. - Description of their kibbets. - A battle with the Kalmucks. - Some odd Customs among them. - The Baranetz, or Lambskin. - Returns for Moscow up the Wolga. - A narrow escape from the ice. - Proceed by land. - A cruel robbery in the woods. - A remarkable discovery of a town, with an account of it. - A wild girl taken in the wood. - Arrival at Moscow.Book 10 The Duke of Holstein. - The fall of baron Shasirof. - The captain endeavours to get his discharge. - A dignified troop of chevaliers. - A description of the cathedral. - Procession to the coronation of the empress. -Corenation ceremony. - Procession to the church of St. Michael. - Processi on to the church of the Resurrection. - Dinner in the hall of solemnities. - New mode of promotion. - The captain obtains his furlough. - The captain leaves Moscow. - A Swedish colonel at Riga suspected of having shot Charlesthe XIIth of Sweden. - The captain embarks for Scotland. - Puts into Erdho lm, a Danish harbour and fort. - Description of the harbour. - Departs for Elsingohr. - Driven into Marstr and dismasted. - Quarrel between Carnegie and his mate. - He arrives in Scotland. Book 11 The captain sent engineer tofortify Providence, and goes out in the Rose man of war. - Arrives at the island of Madeira. - Waits on the Portuguese governor. - Description of theisland. - A hard passage to Carolina. - Misses a fine prize. - A violent s torm. - The fortifications at Charlestown. - Arrives at Providence. The ruinous condition of fort Nassau. - Short history of the Bahama islands. - Theoppresive practices of governor Fitzwilliam. - Governor Tinker succeeds hi m. - Short account of that gentleman. - The captain prevails on the inhabitants to carry materials for building fort Montague. - Nature of the stone. - and mastich wood. - Description of fort Montaque. - The governor's letterabout it. - A quarrel with lieutenant Stewart. - The captain confined. - a nd set at liberty. Book 12 The treatment of two privateers and their owners. - Letter from Lieutenant Moone. - Letter from a friend. - Letter from lieutenant Dromgole. - Division of the quick silver. - The captain applies again to the assembly to bring the materials. - The Assembly withdraw the governors salary. - Letter from lieutenant Moone. - Another from Charlestown. -Letter from governor Glen. - Produce of the Bahama Islands, and the adjace nt sea. - Observations on St. Salvador and the Bimini islands. - The inhabitants of Providence. - Description of Fort Nassau. - Cost of both forts. - The captain leave Providence. - Arrives at Charlestown. - A visit from a Cherokee kings. Captain Frankland's rich prize. - A short description of Carolina. - The captain sails for England. - Arrives at London. Tear to penultimate page, else very good. 80.00

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76 BUCKMAN, David Lear Old Steamboat Days on the Hudson River. 1st ed, ex-lib.
Grafton Press, 1907, 
BUCKMAN, David Lear. Old Steamboat Days on the Hudson River: Tales and Reminiscences of the Stirring Times that Followed the Introduction of Steam Navigation. NY: Grafton Press, (1907). First Edition. Pp 143, frontis.+ 20 leaves of plates + fldg list. 8vo, green cloth. Contents include "Robert Fulton", "The First Steamboat", "Some Old-Timers", "Rival Lines on the River", "How the Great River Monopoly Was Broken", "Steamboat Evolution", "Old RiverCaptains", "Fast Time on the River", "Disasters of River Travel", "Floatin g Towns", "Barge Travel on the River", "The Steamboats of To-Day", "Hudson-Fulton Memorials", and "Henry Hudson's River". Ex-library (bookplate, pouchremoved, etc.), rubbed, pen marking to one page, small waterstain and damp wrinkling to bottom corner of last seventy pages, else g. 80.00

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77 BUFFON, Georges-Louis Leclerc. Buffon's Natural History, Abridged. Incluiding the History of the Elements,the Earth, Mountains, Rivers, Seas, Winds, Whirlwinds, Waterspouts, Volcan oes, Earthquakes, Man, Quadrupeds, Birds, Fishes, Shell-Fish, Lizards, Serpents, Insects, Vegetables.
J. Johnson &c., London, 1792, 
BUFFON, Georges-Louis Leclerc. Buffon's Natural History, Abridged. Incluiding the History of the Elements, the Earth, Mountains, Rivers, Seas, Winds, Whirlwinds, Waterspouts, Volcanoes, Earthquakes, Man, Quadrupeds, Birds, Fishes, Shell-Fish, Lizards, Serpents, Insects, Vegetables. Illustrated with great variety of copper plates, elegantly engraved. IN TWO VOLUMES. London:printed for J. Johnson, G.G. & J. Robinson, F. & C. Rivington, G. Kearsley , J. Walker, Ogilvy & Speare, Vernor & Hood, T.N. Longman, Lackington, Allen &Co., and Lees & Hurst, [ca. 1792]. I: Pp. (6),[iii]-xxxvii,(3),[1]-353,(3), frontispiece, + 40 leaves of engraved plates; II: Pp. (2),[1]-494, + 67leaves of engraved plates (3 of which are folding). Illustrated. Engraving s to title pages. 8vo, rebound in contemporary full tree calf, gilt lettered red and black leather title and volume blocks to psine, seven gilt tooledbands to spine, gilt borders to boards, gilt dentelles. Georges-Louis Lecl erc Buffon, naturalist and philosopher, b. September 7, 1707, Burgundy; d. April 16, 1788, Paris. This nature encyclopedia is illustrated with hundreds of engravings of birds, insects, sea life, primates, quadrupeds, and other creatures (including the soon-to-be-extinct Dodo). Though many of the plates have been rebound out of order (or do not correspond with their page location), all plates are present and accounted for. Outer hinges worn, spineends nicked, some scratching to spine, short margin split to plate opposit e I.59, else very good. Ex-libris Commander R. Jukes Hughes, R.N., with armorial bookplate inside both boards. (In his later years -- mid-1880s -- Commander Jukes Hughes served as a government surveyor in southern Africa). A tidy set. 300.00

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78 BULLER, Fred Giant Salmon : A Record of the Largest Atlantic Salmon Ever Caught : The Domesday Book of Giant Salmon. First Edition in dustjacket.
Firefly Books, Richmond Hill, 2008, ISBN:9781554074389 
BULLER, Fred. Giant Salmon : A Record of the Largest Atlantic Salmon Ever Caught. [Half-title adds: "The Domesday Book of Giant Salmon"]. (Richmond Hill): Firefly Books, (2008). First Printing. Pp. (5),6-488. Illustrated largely in colour. 4to, illustrated grey glossy paper covered boards with gilt titles to front and spine, in like jacket, with yellow ribbon placemarker. "This fascinating collection of personal accounts, angling statistics and original photographs and artwork tells the history of the largest Atlantic salmon (Salmon salar) ever caught. The result of four decades of compilationand meticulous research by angler and author Fred Buller, 'Giant Salmon' i ncludes every known salmon with a weight of 50 pounds or more to have been caught in rivers around the world -- in Canada, the United States, Scotland, Ireland, Norway and Sweden. Categorized by weight and method of capture, the stories of these phenomenal fish make intriguing reading for the avid angler, the general enthusiast and the historically curious alike. Illustrated with original photographs of catches, catch sites and the fishers involved, and featuring detailed lists for each category, maps of river locationsand a comprehensive bibliography, this handsomely produced volume is a cla ssic of angling history." - from the dust jacket. Very good in clean, crispdust jacket. Due to the weight of this book (about three kilos), extra cha rges will likely apply to cover the cost of shipping. 60.00

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79 BULLOCK, Alan MORTON, H.V. SYKES, Christopher HINDE, Thomas Great Rivers of Europe.
Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, 1966, 
BULLOCK, Alan. Great Rivers of Europe. Introduction by Alan Bullock. L.: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, (1966). Pp 290. Illustrated. Oblong 4to, grey cloth in "Time-Life International Book Society" slipcase. Contents : The Danube by Basil Davidson; The Elbe by Joseph Wechsberg; The Loire by Freda White; The Po by H.V. Morton; The Rhine by Christopher Sykes; The Seine by James Campbell; The Tagus by Thomas Hinde; The Thames by Nigel Nicolson; The Tiber by Georgina Mason; The Volga by Lionel and Miriam Kochan. Very good in dustjacket and slipcase. 60.00

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80 BURSTALL, Patricia. Golden Age of the Thames. 1st UK in dj
David & Charles, 1981, 
BURSTALL, Patricia. The Golden Age of the Thames. Newton Abbot : David & Charles, (1981). Pp 222 + 16 pp photos. 8vo, cloth. Toy 0025. "Regattas, concerts, Venetian fêtes, rowing, punting, painting, bathing - many and varied were the activities indulged in that pleasure resort which was the Thames above Richmond from about 1870 until 1914. Patricia Burstall delightfully captures the mood of the pleasure-seekers, from the Prince of Wales, passing through Boulters lock to a loyal raising of hats and a dainty flutter of white handkerchiefs, to the drunken bean-feaster bawling his raucous choruses." - the dj. With bibliography and Index. Vg in vg dj. 30.00

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