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Author Name:    ROBERTS, Kenneth G. and Philip SHACKLETON

Title:   Canoe : A History of the Craft from Panama to the Arctic. Cdn in dj

Publisher:    Macmillan of Canada, Toronto, 1983, ISBN:0771595824 

Seller ID:   87636

ROBERTS, Kenneth G. and Philip SHACKLETON. The Canoe : A History of the Craft from Panama to the Arctic. Toronto: Macmillan of Canada, (1983). First Edition. Pp. (6),vii-viii,1-279,(1). Map endpapers. Illustrated. Triple column. Large oblong 8vo, brown leather with gilt lettering and decoration to front and spine. Cassell 1662, Toy 4691, Morris & Howland p.115. "The canoe has a firm place in the mythology of our continent. Its history stretches back into the unrecorded past, its construction has conferred status on the builder and has fascinated the bystander for centuries, its forms are many and varied -- as are its uses, which range from the practical to the ceremonial and totemic. Above all, there is an indefinable romance about the canoe, a sense of its place in the lives of countless generations and its role in the history of our land. It is in this sense of romance that inspired the authors -- both avid canoeists -- to begin to record the history of the canoe in North America. During years of exhaustive research and travel on three continents they became convinced that their original plan was too limiting to do justice to the scope of the subject. As a result, 'The Canoe' presents a comprehensive survey of the craft not only in all parts of North America, but also in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. Here are (among others) the early rafts and floats of the Caribbean, the great ocean-going dugouts of the North Pacific, the kayaks and the skin boats of the Arctic, and, of course, the birch bark canoes of the woodland regions -- and with them, vivid pictures of the societies that brought them into being. Eachsection of the book is lavishly illustrated with native art, paintings and drawings by early European explorers and travellers, and early and contemp orary photographs, all of which underline the rich history of the canoe, the methods of its construction, its symbolic and religious importance, and its practical applications." - from the dustjacket. Very good in dustjacket.35.00


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