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1 ABBOTT, Linda. Hull Home Fire. Paperback.
Flanker Press, St. John's, NF, 2013, ISBN:9781771172622 
ABBOTT, Linda. The Hull Home Fire. St. John's: Flanker Press, (2013). Pp. (6),1-231,(3). 8vo, illustrated orange card covers with white lettering to spine. "Day after day, thousands of people passed by an unassuming, three-storey building on the corner of New Gower and Springdale streets in St. John's. Operated by the Hull family, the ground floor was rented to a commission merchant; the top two floors and annex building were used as a private hospital for aged and infirm patients. In the dead of winter, on February 10,1948, the simple lighting of a defective oil stove in the main building se t off a chain of events that burned the Hull Home and its Annex to the ground. When the smoke cleared, searchers found death in every room and hallway. In this gripping historical novel, Linda Abbott vividly recreates St. John's of the 1940s, exploring the details of the inferno, as well as the human side, of a tragedy that could have been avoided." - from the rear cover. Very good. 12.00

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2 ABBOTT, Roland W. Brief History of The Offer Wadham Island, Newfoundland : The Million DollarRock, with some notes on The Wadham Islands, Copper Island, Duck Island, W hite Island, Peckford's Island, Coleman Island, James Island. First Printing
Creative Publishers, St. John's, 1994, ISBN:1895387477 
ABBOTT, Roland W. A Brief History of The Offer Wadham Island, Newfoundland : The Million Dollar Rock, with some notes on The Wadham Islands, Copper Island, Duck Island, White Island, Peckford's Island, Coleman Island, James Island. St. John's : Creative Publishers, 1994. First Printing. Pp (3),iv-xx,1-62,(2). Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated turquoise card covers. Contents : Dedication; Map of Nfld. Seven Wadham Islands; Offer Wadham Island Sketch; Notes for Six Wadham Islands; Preface By R.W.Abbott; An Acknowledgement; Brief History "Offer Wadham"; The Name "Wadham"; Location; Physical Physical Geography; Tickles or Harbours; Purpose of Inhabiting Island; Lighthouse; Keepers and Assistants; Building and Developing; Dwelling Houses; Slipways; Large Boats Schooners; The Cod Fishing Season; The Day (Jut Fishing; Liver Factory; Shops or Retail Business; Post Office Communication; Observance ofThe Lord's Day; The Wadham's Bible History; Social Lite on the Island; Pop ulation Increase and Decrease; Deaths; Land Owners—Grants; Conclusions. Appendix : WadhamSong; Sources of Information; Words, Terminology, Definitions; Stories; Author: Biography. Very good. 50.00

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3 ABED, Shukri B. AL-FARABI, Abu Nasr Mohammed) ARISTOTLE) Aristotelian Logic and the Arabic Language in Alfarabi
State University of New York Press, Albany, 1991, ISBN:0791403971 
ABED, Shukri B. Aristotelian Logic and the Arabic Language in Alfarabi. (Albany: State University of New York Press, 1991). First Printing. Pp. (8),[ix]-xxv,(1),[1]-201,(3). 8vo, decorated pink glossy paper covered boards, dark blue titles to front and spine. "This book explores the reaction of tenth-century Arab philosopher Abu Nasr Alfarabi to the logical works of Aristotle. From numerous short treatises the author develops a systematic and comprehensive topical survey of Alfarabi's logical writings. The book is divided into two major parts: language as a tool of logic (chapters 1-5) and logic as a tool with which to analyze language (chapter 6). The first five chapters deal with Alfarabi's analysis of the meanings of various terms as they are used in logic and philosophy. Alfarabi refutes the Artab grammarians who claimed that Arab logicians were building a language within a language and shows that the philosophical meanings of terms are in fact their most original and essential meanings. The final chapter deals with Alfarabi's analysis of certain aspects of the Arabic language (such as copula) and demonstrates that Arabic, like any natural language, conforms to universal logical structures of which natural languages are only a concrete expression." - from the rear cover. Contents: 1. Particulars and Universals: An Introduction to Alfarabi's Logical Lexicon; 2. Definition and Description in Alfarabi's System; 3. The Concept of Essence in Alfarabi; 4. The Concepts of Demonstration, Division, and Classification and Their Relationship to Definition;5. The Term Mawjud in Nonlogical Contexts; 6. Alfarabi's Linguistic Philos ophy. Very good. 37.50

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4 ADAMS, Charles Francis State Historical Society of Wisconsin. Sifted Grain and the Grain Sifters : : An Address at the Dedication of theBuilding of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin at Madison, October 19, 1900.. ex-lib.
State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1900, 
ADAMS, Charles Francis. The Sifted Grain and the Grain Sifters : An Addressat the Dedication of the Building of the State Historical Society of Wisco nsin at Madison, October 19, 1900. Madison, Wisc.: State Historical Societyof Wisconsin, 1900. Pp 67. 8vo, rebound in library card. Ex-library (adhes ive remains, blindstamps, inkstamps), slightly rubbed, else vg. 15.00

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5 ADAMS, John D. Arts-Crafts Lamps
Popular Mechanics Co., Chicago, 1911, 
ADAMS, John D. Arts-Crafts Lamps. Popular Mechanics Handbook. Chicago : Popular Mechanics Co., (1911). Pp (5),6-87,(1),(5,ads),(3). Illustrated. 8vo, green cloth, gilt lettering to front board and spine, white lamp sketch to front board. Includes includes photographs and sketches/plans for building various types of lamps. Contents : Introduction. 1. One-Light Portable Lamp. 2. Two-Light Portable Lamp. 3. Four-Light Chandelier. 4. Dining-Room Dome. 5. Reading Lamp. 6. Parlor or Den Lantern. 7. Lantern. 8. One-Light Portable. 9. Shade for Drop Light. 10. Four-Light, Chain-Hung Chandelier. 11. One-Light Bracket. 12. Piano Lamp. 13. Wall Lamp . 14. Newel Post Lamp. 15. Electric Candle Sconce. 16. One-Light Bracket. Covers warped, spine gilt rubbed off, edgeworn, spotting to cloth, front inner hinge cracked, else good.35.00

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6 ADAMS, Thomas Harvard City Planning Studies, Volume VI Design of Residential Areas : Basic Considerations, Principles, and Methods. First Edition
Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 1934, 
ADAMS, Thomas. The Design of Residential Areas : Basic Considerations, Principles, and Methods. Cambridge : Harvard University Press, 1934. First Edition. Pp (6),[v]-xiv,(2),3-296,(8), frontispiece + 10 plates + 65 figures intext. 8vo [175 x 250 mm], maroon cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Contents : Part One - Basic Considerations. 1. Introduction : The term "home neighborhood," Backgrounds of this study, Scope of report. 2. A Bird's-eye View : Home neighborhoods in cities, The relation of housing to civic welfare, Neighborhood development and city planning, Extent and diversity of residential areas, Needs and opportunities for residential planning, The attitude of the citizen. 3. Present Urban Conditions an Trends : Increase and changing distribution of urban population, Simultaneous outward and upward growth, Decentralization, Cost of travel an incident in cost of shelter, Forms of suburban distribution, Housing densities, Increase of supply of buildable land for residence, Blighted areas, The fundamental question of land prices, Proper and improper uses of land, Security of investment in homes, Relation of municipal finance to land development, Basic economic factors in city planning. 4. The Control of Land Subdivision : Origins and effects of past policies, Improvements in methods and policies, Persuasion and control, Degrees of control, Public purchase of land for housing, Replanning of existing subdivisions. 5. Zoning of Residential Areas : Classification of uses and densities in residential areas; Urban land use ratios; Classification of land for different types of houses; Building lines and setbacks; Esthetic phases of zoning; A constructive zoning policy. 6. Basic Economic Factors in Housing : Existing supply of dwellings; Trends in home ownership; Housing provision in relation to incomes; Cost of land and local improvements; Economic aspects of the several housing types; Need of improved standards in new housing. 7. Retrospect and Summary of Conclusions. Part Two - Principles andMethods. 8. Basic Principles and Requirements in Civic Design : Fundamenta ls in design; Principles and practice; Technical approach. 9. The Civic Pattern : Traditional forms of street pattern; Examples of formal patterns; Transportation in modern city plans; The use pattern; Limits and shapes of city expansion. 10. Elements in the Neighborhood Plan : Major and minor localstreets, 148 Zoning and neighborhood units; Recreation space, 165 Sizes an d shapes of blocks; Areas, widths, and depths of lots. 11. The Cost of the Lot : Cost of land; Cost of local improvements; Relation of front-foot to square-foot costs; Lot costs in relation to platting methods; Replatting existing blocks; Problems of housing on high-cost land; General summary regarding costs of lots. 12. The Home Neighborhood Pattern : Theoretical studies of subdivision; A case study : Westover, Mass.; Plan for high-cost land; Apartment development at Jackson Heights, L. I. 13. Practical Examples of Neighborhood and Town Planning : Riverside, Ill.; Forest Hills Gardens, N. Y.;War Housing villages; Mariemont, Ohio; Kingsport, Tenn.; Radburn, N. J.; L etchworth, England; Hampstead and Wythenshawe, England; Welwyn, England; Corner Brook, Newfoundland; Chatham Village, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Lawrence Farms,Westchester County, N. Y. 14. Existing Trendas and Future Possibilities. A ppendix 1 - Unit Prices of Local Improvements. Appendix 2 - BlockPlatting Schemes A-D : Comparison of Costs and Distribution of Areas. Appendix 3 - Statistical Data on Theoretical Designs : Lot Costs in Relation to Platting Methods: Table I, Cost of improvements on the lot; Table II, Cost of public improvements per lot; Table III, Cost of excess public improvements; Table IV, Cost per lot in block 1200 feet long; Table V, Excess public improvement cost in relation to block length;. Eight Home Neighborhood Patterns : Table VI, Distribution of areas; Table VII, Average cost per dwelling. Appendix 4 - Westover : A Neighborhood Unit : Table I, Distribution of Areas; Table II, Costs of development chargeable to residential areas; Table III, Costs of development per dwelling; Table IV, Area, population, and density statistics. Appendix 5 - Jackson Heights Apartmet Development : Statistical Data for Alternative Schemes : Table I, Scheme A; Table II, Scheme B; Table III, Summary. Appendix 6 - Area Distribution, Densities, and Public Improvement Costs of Fourteen United States Housing Corporation Projects. Light wearto spine ends and corners, else very good. A "With the Author's compliment s" note laid in. 60.00

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7 ADAMS, Thomas). CALDWELL, Wayne J., ed. Rediscovering Thomas Adams : Rural Planning and Development in Canada. Paperback Edition.
UBC Press, Vancouver, Toronto, 2011, ISBN:9780774819244 
(ADAMS, Thomas). Rediscovering Thomas Adams : Rural Planning and Development in Canada. Edited by Wayne J. Caldwell. Vancouver, Toronto : UBC Press, (2011). Pp. (8),ix-xxiv,[1]-400, including plates. Illustrated in black and white. 8vo, photo-illustrated card covers with brown spine, black, cream adn white lettering to front cover, white and cream lettering to spine. A reprinting, with commentaries, of Adams's classic 1917 work "Rural Planning and Development: A Study of Rural Conditions and Problems in Canada". "Suburbanization, affordable housing, mass transportation, loss of fertile lands -- these are modern problems, yet they are not new. Thomas Adams grappled with these same isues nearly a century ago, when he wrote 'Rural Planning andDevelopment', a book that quickly became a touchstone for planners and pla nning in Canada. Reprinted for the first time and updated with commentariesby leading Canadian planners, this book highlighs Adams' influence on the planning profession and the continued relevance of his comprehensive visionfor planning -- to move beyond the demands of the moment to embrace long-t erm strategies for building stronger rural communities." - from rear. Includes commentaries by Jeanne M. Wolfe, Michael Troughton, Hok-Lin Leung, Ian Wight, Len Gertler, Tony Fuller, Jill L. Grant, John Devlin, Gary Davidson,and Wayne J. Caldwell. Very good. 30.00

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8 Africa - Housing) United Nations Economic Commission on Africa Human Settlements in Africa : The Role of Housing and Building
United Nations, 1976, 
(Africa - Housing). Human Settlements in Africa : The Role of Housing and Building. Addis Abba: United Nations, April 1976. Pp. 196. Illustrated with numerous charts and photographs throughout. 4to, cream coloured ill. card covers. Spine sunned, rear cover rubbed, else vg. 50.00

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9 Air Ministry) Bomber Command Continues : The Air Ministry Account of the Rising OffensiveAgainst Germany. pbk.
Musson, Toronto, 1942, 
(Air Ministry). Bomber Command Continues : The Air Ministry Account of the Rising Offensive Against Germany . Issued for the Air Ministry by the Ministry of Information. Toronto: The Musson Book Company, Ltd., 1942. Pp. [1]-64. Illustrated. 8vo, decorated stapled red card covers. Contents: 1. T.2619Flies Home; 2. The Building of a Bomber; 3. Giants in the Making: The Stir lings; 4. The Story Continued: The Assault on the Sea-Bases; 5. "I Chose a Ship..."; 6. Maschinen Fabrik Augsburg; 7. Help to Russia; 8. Bombing by Day; 9. The Greater Offensive Opens: Bostons Over France; 10. Bomber Command Builds Up its Strength; 11. The Men on the Ground Prepare; 12. The Hammer Falls: One Thousand Bombers Over Cologne; 13. The Blow Strikes Home. Vg. 20.00

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10 AL NAIB, S.K., (ed.) Dockland : An Illustrated Historical Survey of Life and Work in East London. Fourth Printing
North East London Polytechnic, London, 1989, ISBN:0901987808 
AL NAIB, S.K., (ed.). Dockland : An Illustrated Historical Survey of Life and Work in East London. "Published by North East London Polytechnic in conjunction with the Greater London Council", (March 1989). Fourth Printing. Pp(6),7-304. Illustrated. Maps. Double Column. 4to, illustrated blue and bla ck card covers. "London's Docks have flourished as a commercial enterprise for nearly two centuries. This highly illustrated volume, which brings together the experiences of lightermen and industrial archaeologists, dockers and civil engineers, paints a vivid portrait of life and work in Dockland from the nineteenth century until the present day." - from the rear cover. "With 295 photographs and many line illustrations and maps." Contents : "Red'' sails in the sunset? (Foreword by George Nicholson); Foreword to the first edition (by Ashley Barker); Editor's preface (by SK Al Naib / RJM Carr); Note on the Second Edition (by SK Al Naib); Dockland: origins and earlier history (by Professor Theo Barker); Warehouses in dockland (by Malcolm Tucker); Lost Buildings in dockland (by Paul Cahocoressi); The work of the dock engineer (by Ivan Greeves); A dockland community - the Isle of Dogs (by EveHostettler); Dock labour history (by Lord Howie); A museum in docklands (b y Chris Elmers); Museum ships and harbours in the United Kingdom (by Sir Patrick Bayly); Cargo handling (by George Adams); Royal docklands of Woolwichand Deptford (by Philip MacDougall); The development of the ship (by Alan Pearsall); Ship building and related industries on the Isle of Dogs (by EveHostettler); Dockland transport (by Alan Pearsall); Reminiscences of a ste vedore (by George Adams); Hydraulic power (by Tim Smith); Some personal reflections on London's lighterage industry (by John Jupp); Postscript (by RJMCarr); Bibliographical notes. ADDITIONAL SHIPPING CHARGES WILL RE REQUIRED FOR ORDERS OUTSIDE CANADA DUE TO ITS WEIGHT. Very good. 25.00

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11 ALBION, Robert Greenhalgh Square-Riggers on Schedule: The New York Sailing Packets to England, France, and the Cotton Ports. 1st no dj.
Princeton University Press, Princeton , 1938, 
ALBION, Robert Greenhalgh. Square-Riggers on Schedule : The New York Sailing Packets to England, France, and the Cotton Ports. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1938. Pp (6),vii-xii,(2),[1]-371, frontispiece + 12 pp plates. 8vo, black cloth. Albion's classic "systematic history" of the Americansailing packet lines on the North Atlantic and coastwise to the cotton por ts, scrupulously detailed and with splendidly informative appendixes. Chapters : 1. Background for the Black Ball; 2. The Atlantic Shuttle; 3. Enslaving the Cotton Ports; 4. Tough Ships; 5. Counting House Control; 6. Tough Men; 7. "Thirty-Six Days from Liverpool"; 8. Misadventures; 9. "Thirty Guineas, Wines Included"; 10. Canvas Versus Steam. Appendices : 1. Growth of New York Packet Service; 2. Individual Packet Records, 1818-1858; 3. IndividualPacket Records - Later Ships; 4. Individual Packets, Further Details, New Tonnage, Draft, etc ; 5. Ex-Packets in Whaling Service; 6. Major and Minor Packet Lines; 7. Packet Freight Rates, 1836; 8. Packet Cargoes - New York to Liverpool, 1818-1819, 1835; 9. Coastal Packet Cargoes - Northbound, 1835;10. Packet Ownership - Proportional Shares; 11. Length of Packet Passages to New York - General Averages; 12. Westbound Ocean Passages - Length Distribution; 13. Westbound Ocean Passages - Length Distribution, Individual Ships; 14. Black Ball Passages, 1818-1827; Eastbound and Monthly Averages; 15.Northbound Coastal Passages - Length Distribution; 16. Northbound Coastal Passages - Monthly Averages; 17. Packet Builders and Places of Building; 18. Packe Crew Listst; 19. Packet Crew Casualties; 20. Packet Captains - Biographical Notes. With bibliography and index. With bibliography and index. Very nice clean, tight copy. 200.00

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12 ALBRIGHT, Madeleine WOODWARD, Bill Madam Secretary : A Memoir. First Printing in dustjacket. signed
Miramax Books, New York, 2003, ISBN:0786868430 
ALBRIGHT, Madeleine. Madam Secretary : A Memoir. With Bill Woodward. (New York) : Miramax Books, (2003). First Printing. Pp (6),vii-xiv,(2),3-562,+ 32pp plates. Text Illustrations. Index. 8vo, black cloth spine, grey paper c overed boards, silver lettering to spine. Contents : Part One - From Madlenka to Madeleine Albright : 1. Heroes & Villains. . Becoming an American. 3.Best of all possible worlds. 4. Family values. 5. Mrs. Albright goes to Wa shington. 6. From pole to pole. 7. 'Til death do us part. 8. The Velvet Revolution. Part Two - Fourteen Suits and a Skirt : 9. A sign saying simply "United States." 10. New World (dis)order. 11. Frequent flyer. 12. Horror in the Balkans. 13. The strength of my own voice. Part Three - Madam Secretary: 14. "I want you to be my Secretary of State." 15. Names on the synagogue wall. 16. Building a Europe whole and free. 17. Migraine Hussein.; 18. Wel come to the Middle East. 19. Palestinians and Israelis coming together. 20.Dueling with dictators. 21. As the world turns. Part Four - Waging War, Pu rsuing Peace : 22. A special kind of evil. 23. Milosevic is the problem. 24. Kosovo: diplomacy and the threat of force. 25. The alliance prevails. 26.Freedom and order in the global era. 27. Inside the hermit kingdom. 28. Th e fruitless quest. 29. Had we but world enough and time. Selected Chronology. Official international travel. Very good in unclipped dustjacket. Signedwith inscription by the author. With a Democrats Abroad Canada Luncheon in vitation / menu card laid in. The inscription was to an attendee of that luncheon and was dated on that day. 25.00

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13 ALCOTT, Ron. RICHARDSON, Arleigh D. STEWART, Dick, foreword. Building Classic Salmon Flies. First Edition in dustjacket.
Nimbus, Halifax, 1995, ISBN:1551091380 
ALCOTT, Ron. Building Classic Salmon Flies. Foreword by Dick Stewart. Edited by Arleigh D. Richardson III. Photographs by the author. Halifax: Nimbus Publishing Ltd., (1995). First Printing. Pp. (6),7-197,(1). Illustrated in black and white. Large 8vo, navy blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. "In a book that will be welcomed by both experienced salmon fly tyers and fly-tyers who have not yet built a classic salmon fly, master fly-tyer Ron Alcott explains how to build these brilliant flies, which more than any others have risen to the status of an art form. A student of the nineteenth- andearly-twentieth-century writers on salmon flies, Alcott demystifies for to day's readers the often confusing information and instructions in those historic texts and offers extensive advice for contemporary tyers." -- from dust jacket. Very good in price-clipped dust jacket. 25.00

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14 ALEXANDER, David Acadiensis 10:1 O'DEA, Shane OMMER, Rosemary E. Literacy and Economic Development. An article in Acadiensis : Journal of the History of the Atlantic Region, Vol.10, No.1. Autumn/ A utomne 1980
Acadiensis, 1980, 
ALEXANDER, David. "Literacy and Economic Development in Nineteenth Century Newfoundland." An article in Acadiensis : Journal of the History of the Atlantic Region, Volume 10, No.1. Autumn/Automne 1980. Pp 3-34. Also Shane O'Dea's review essay "Architecture and Building History in Atlantic Canada" (pp.158-163). John G. Reid's "Mount Allison College: The Reluctant University" (pp.35-66); Rosemary E. Ommer's "Anticiapting the Trend" the Pictou Ship Register, 1840-1889" (pp.67-89); Susan Buggey's "Building Halifax, 1841-1871" (pp.90-112); and a document "A Letter from Louisbourg, 1756" (written bya Monsieur De La Varenne), edited here by Ken Donovan, several review essa ys including Harold F. McGee's "No Longer Neglected: The Native Peoples of the Maritimes"; W.G. Godfrey's "Canadian History Textbooks and the Maritimes"; others. Vg. 8.50

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15 Alexandra Women's Institute - Prince Edward Island Short History of the District of Alexandra. Prince Edward Island / History of Alexandra :200 Years 1764-1964
Alexandra Women's Institute, 1965, 
(Alexandra Women's Institute). A Short History of the District of Alexandra. Prince Edward Island. Compiled by The Alexandra Women's Institute,1965. Pp [1]-59,(1),+ 4 p plates. Map. 8vo, illustrated white stapled card covers. Cover title : A History of Alexandra :200 Years 1764-1964. Content s : Historical Sketch of Prince Edward Island; Topography; Census; Map; Early Days; Transportation; Alexandra Wharf; Five Mile House; Alexandra Today;Agriculture (Farm Power - Sheep Raising - Mud Digging – Farm Fences - Hay Storage - Ploughs - Blacksmithing - Wreck of Seven Brothers - Boat Building- Fox Ranching - Lobster Factories - Other Fishing - Oil Drilling - Buildi ng Foundations - Home Construction); Illumination; Water; Frolics and Bees;Alexandra School Days; Singing Schools; Alexandra Baptist Church; Doctors; Nurses; Alexandra Rural Telephone Company; Women's Institute; Youth Clubs; Blooming Hope Lodge; Rifle Range; Postal Service; Family Trees; Properties ; Honor Roll, 1914-1918; Honor Roll, 1939-1945; Recent Property Changes; A ppendix A. Faint browning to spine, penned name, else very good. 80.00

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16 ALLABY, Eric Grand Manan.
Grand Manan Museum, Grand Manan, 1984, ISBN:0969178700 
ALLABY, Eric. Grand Manan. [N. pl]: Grand Manan Museum, 1984. Pp [1]-64. Double column. Illustrated with numerous b/w and/or colour photos and drawings to text. Oblong 8vo, stapled illustrated card covers. Chapters : INTRODUCTION: Getting there, Geography; Geology; BEGINNINGS: Discovery; Roots sink... branches grow; DEVELOPMENT: Early Fisheries; Shipwrecks; Life saving; Lighthouses are established; Ferry Service; Fishing boats develop; FISHING TODAY: The versatile lobster boat; Fishing boats of Grand Manan; The Grand Manan fishermen's calendar; Fundy Tides; Lobster fishing; Weir building; Weirfishing; The purse seine; The purse seine fleet; Hand line fishing; Fish d ragging; Scallop dragging; SOCIETY: The Island Church; North Head; Dark Harbor, Dulseland; Castalia, fountain of youth; Woodwards Cove; Smoked Herring; Grand Harbor; Grand Manan Museum; White Head; Seal Cove; The southern end. THE NATURAL SEA: Sea life; Other fish; Whales; Machias Seal Island. EPILOGUE. Owner's name, else very good. Due to its small size, shipping costs should be cheaper than quoted. 15.00

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17 ALLABY, Eric Ginn Studies in Canadian History Shipbuilding in the Maritimes. 2nd printing.
Ginn and Co., 1973, 
ALLABY, Eric. Shipbuilding in the Maritimes. Ginn and Co., 1973. Second Printing. Pp 24. Illustrated. Oblong 8vo, card covers. In the Ginn Studies in Canadian History series. Contents: A launching; Beginnings; Time capsule; The shipyard; Building a ship; The ship's rig; The Marco Polo; The golden age; The decline; Psotscript. Vg. 12.50

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18 ALLEN, Cecil J. Iron Road. in poor dj.
John F. Shaw & Co., London, 1926, 
ALLEN, Cecil J. The Iron Road. London: John F. Shaw & Co., [n.d., ca.1926].Pp. [i]-viii,[1]-192, [1]-192 + frontis. Illustrated with black and white photos throughout, plus 13 colour plates + frontis. 8vo, red cloth covers with black lettering and illustrations to front and spine. Subtitle on frontcover only: The Wonders of Railway Progress. Chapters: Railway Building: 1 . The Iron Road - Past and Present; 2. How Railways are Planned; 3. RailwayGradients; 4. Railway Gauges, Wide and Narrow; 5. Railways Among the Mount ains; 6. Tunnels and Tubes; 7. Bridges and Viaducts; 8. Building the Line; 9. The Permanent Way; 10. Railway Stations and the Handling of Passengers; 11. Signals and Railway Signalling; 12. Inside the Signal-Box; Locomotives and Their Work: 1. The Development of the Steam Locomotive; 2. Locomotive Types - Wheels and Their Arrangement; 3. How the Locomotive is Built - Frames, Cylinders, and Valve-Motion; 4. Where the Steam is Generated - the Boiler; 5. Locomotives of Exceptional Types; 6. The Locomotive "at Home"; 7. TheLocomotive at Work; 8. Locomotive Tests and Trial Runs; 9. World-Famous Ex press Trains; 10. How Long-Distance Train Running Has Been Made Possible; 11. Passenger Coaches and Their Design; 12. Freight Trains and their Working; 13. Electric Railways. Name, date , address in ink to ffep, dampstain to topedge, some markings to covers where paper from dj has stuck to covers, wear to extremities, soiling to spine, else vg in poor, chipped, edgeworn, torn dj with dampstain to spine, chunk missing from front and top of spine, and foredges torn 70.00.

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19 ALLEN, E. A. Prehistoric World : or, Vanished Races
Central Publishing House, Cincinnati, 1885, 
ALLEN, E. A. The Prehistoric World : or, Vanished Races. Cincinnati : Central Publishing House, 1885. Pp (6),[3]-820,(4) + frontispiece, engraved title page, and 22 other full-page engravings. Also, 327 text illustrations. Thick 8vo, maroon half leather, maroon cloth boards, gilt lettering to front board and spine, marbled endpapers, all edges marbled. Copyright by Ferguson, Alllen, and Rader, 1885. Emory Adams Allen (1853–1933). Helped by C.C. Abbott, M.D., Prof. Charles Rau, Prof. F.W. Putnam, Alexander Winchell, LL. D., A.F. Bandelier, Cyrus Thomas, and G.F.Wright. Contents : Chapter 1. Introduction. Difficulties of the subject—Lesson to be learned—The pursuit of knowledge—Recent advances—Prehistoric past of the Old World—Of the New—Of Mexico and the South—The Isles of the Pacific—Similar nature of the relics—The wonders of the present age—History of popular opinion on this subject—The teachings of the Bible—Nature of the evidence of man's antiquity—The steps leading up to this belief—Geology—Astronomy—Unfolding of life—Nature of our inquiry. Chapter 2. Early Geological Periods. Necessity of a general acquaintance with the outlines of Geology—A time in which no life was possibleon the globe—Length of this period—History of life commences at the close of this period—On the formation of rocks—The record imperfect—The three great periods in animal life on the globe—Paleozoic Age—Animal and vegetable life of this period—Ideal scenes in this period—The Mesozoic Age—Animal and vegetable life of this period—Advance noted—Abundance of reptilian life—First appearance of birds—Nature's methods of work—the Cenozoic Age Geologicaloutline—Sketch of the Eocene Age—Of the Miocene Age—What is sufficient pro of of the presence of man—Discussion on the Thenay flints—The Pliocene Age—Animal and vegetable life of this age—Was man present during this age?—Discussion of this subject—Summing up of the evidence—Conclusion. Chapter 3. Men of the River Drift. Beginning of the Glacial Age—Interglacial Age—Man living in Europe during this age—Map of Europe—Proof of former elevation of land—The animals living in Europe during this age—Conclusions drawn from these different animals—The vegetation of this period—Different climatic conditions of Europe during the Glacial Age—Proofs of the Glacial Age — Extent ofGlacial Ice—Evidence of warm Interglacial Age—The primitive state of man—E arly English civilization — Views of Horace— Primitive man destitute of metals — Order in which different materials were used by man for weapons — Evidence from the River Somme — History of Boucher De Perthes's investigations. Discussion of the subject — Antiquity of these remains — Improvement during the Paleolithic Age — Description of the flint implements — Other countries where these implements are found — What race of men were these tribes —The Canstadt race — Mr. Dawkins's views — When did they first appear in Eu rope? The authorities on this question — Conclusion. Chapter 4. Cave-Men. Other sources of information — History of cave explorations — The formation of caves — Exploration in Kent's Cavern — Evidence of two different races —The higher culture of the later race — Evidence of prolonged time — Explor ation of Robin Hood Cave — Explorations in Valley of the River Meuse — M. Dupont's conclusions — Explorations in the Valley of the Dordogne — The station at Schussenreid — Cave-men not found south of the Alps — Habitations ofthe Cave-men — Cave-men were hunters — Methods of cooking — Destitute of t he potter's art — Their weapons — Clothing — Their skill in drawing — Evidence of a government — Of a religious belief — Race of the Cave-men — Distinct from the Men of the Drift — Probable connection with the Eskimos. Chapter 5. Antiquity of the Paleolithic Age. Interest in the Antiquity of man — Connected with the Glacial Age — The subject difficult — Proofs of a GlacialAge — State of Greenland to-day — The Terminal Moraine — Appearance of the North Atlantic — Interglacial Age — Causes of the Glacial Age — Croll's Th eory — Geographical causes — The two theories not antagonistic — The date of the Glacial Age — Probable length of the Paleolithic Age — Time Since theclose of the Glacial Age — Summary of results. Chapter 6. The Neolithic Ag e in Europe. Close of the first cycle — Neolithic culture connected with the present — No links between the two ages — Long lapse of time between the two ages — Swiss lake villages — This form of villages widely scattered — Irish cranogs — Fortified villages — Implements and weapons of Neolithic times — Possessed of pottery — Neolithic agriculture — Possessed of domestic animals — Danish shell-heaps — Importance of flint — The art of navigation —Neolithic clothing — Their mode of burial — The question of race — Possibl e remnants — Connection with the Turanian race — Arrival of the Celts. Chapter 7. The Bronze Age in Europe. Races of Men, like Individuals — Gradual change of Neolithic Age to that of Bronze — The Aryan family — First Aryans Neolithic — Origin of Bronze — How Great discoveries are made — Gold the first metal — Copper abundant — No Copper Age — The discovery of Tin — Explanation of an Alloy — Bronze, wherever found, the same composition — What is meant by the Bronze Age — Knowledge in other directions — Gradual Growth ofCulture — Three Centers of Bronze production — Habitations during the Bron ze Age — The Bronze Ax — Implements of Bronze — Personal ornaments — Ornaments not always made of Bronze — Advance in Arts of living — Advance in Agriculture — Warlike Weapons — How they worked Bronze — Advance in Government — Trade in the Bronze Age — Religion of the Bronze Age — Symbolical figures— Temples of the Bronze Age — Stonehenge. Chapter 8. The Iron Age in Europ e. Bronze not the best metal — Difficulties attending the discovery of Iron— Probable steps in this discovery — Where this discovery was first made — Known in Ancient Egypt — How this knowledge would spread — Iron would not drive out Bronze — The primitive Iron-worker — The advance in government — Pottery and ornaments of the Iron Age — Weapons of early Iron Age — The battle-field of Tilfenau — Trade of early Iron Age — Invention of Money — Invention of Alphabetic Writing — Invasion of the Germanic Tribes — The cause of the Dark Ages — Connection of these three ages — Necessity of believing in an Extended Past — Attempts to determine the same — Tiniere Delta — Lake Bienne — British Fen-lands — Maximum and Minimum Data — Mr. Geikie's conclusions — The Isolation of the paleolithic Age. Chapter 9. Early Man in America. Conflicting accounts of the American Aborigines — Recent discoveries — Climate of California in Tertiary Times — Geological changes near its close— Description of Table Mountain — Results of the discoveries there — The C alaveras skull — Other relics — Discussion of the question — Early Californians Neolithic — Explanation of this — Date of the Pliocene Age — Other discoveries bearing on the Antiquity of man — Dr. Koch's discovery — Discoveries in the Loess of Nebraska — In Greene County, Illinois — In Georgia — Difficulties in detecting a Paleolithic Age in this country — Dr. Abbott's discoveries — Paleolithic Implements of the Delaware — Age of the deposits — The race of Paleolithic man — Ancestors of the Eskimos — Comparison of Paleolithic Age in this country with that in Europe — Eskimos one of the oldest races in the World. Chapter 10. The Mound Builders. Meaning of "Mound Builders" — Location of Mound Building tribes — All Mounds not the work of men —Altar Mounds — Objects found on the Altars — Altar Mounds possibly burial Mounds — Burial Mounds — Mounds not the only Cemeteries of these tribes — Terraced Mounds — Cahokia Mound — Historical notice of a group of Mounds — The Etowal group — Signal Mounds — Effigy Mounds — How they represented different animals — Explanation of the Effigy Mounds — Effigy Mounds in other localities — Inclosures of the Scioto Valley — At Newark, Ohio — At Marietta, Ohio — Graded Ways — Fortified Inclosures — Ft. Ancient, Ohio — Inclosures of Northern Ohio — Works of unknown import — Ancient Canals in Missouri —Implements and Weapons of Stone — Their knowledge of Copper — Ancient mini ng — Ornamental pipes — Their knowledge of pottery — Of Agriculture — Government and Religion — Hard to distinguish them from the Indians. Chapter 11.The Pueblo Country. Description of the Pueblo Country — Historical outline — Description of Zuñi — Definition of a Pueblo — Old Zuñi — Inscription Ro ck — Pueblo of Jemez — Historical notice of Pecos — Description of the Moqui tribes — The Estufa — Description of the San Juan country — Aztec Springs— In the Canyon of the McElmo — The Ruins on the Rio Mancos — On Hovenweep Creek — Description of a Cliff-house — Cliff Town — Cave Houses — Ruins on the San Juan — Cave Town — The Significance of Cliff-houses — Moqui tradit ions — Ruins in Northern New Mexico — Ruins in the Chaco Cañon — Pueblo Bonito — Ruins in South-western Arizona — The Rio Verde Valley — Casa Grande —Ruins on the Gila — Culture of the Pueblo Tribes — Their Pottery — Superio rity of the Ancient pottery — Conclusion. Chapter 12. The Prehistoric Americans. Different views on this Subject — Modern System of Government — Ancient System of Government — Tribal Government universal in North America — The Indians not Wandering Nomads — Indian houses Communal in character — Indian Methods of Defense — Mandan Villages — Indians sometimes erected Mounds — Probable Government of the Mound Builders — Traditions of the Mound Builders among the Iroquois — Among the Delawares — Probable fate of the Mound Builders — The Natchez Indians possibly a remnant of the Mound Builders — Their early Traditions — Lines of resemblance between the Pueblo Tribes and the Mound Builders — The origin of the Indians — America Inhabited by the Indians from a very early time — Classification of the Indian Tribes — Antiquity of the Indian Tribes. Chapter 13. The Nahua Tribes. Early Spanish discoveries in Mexico — The Nahua tribes defined — Climate of Mexico — The Valley of Anahuac — Ruins at Tezcuco — The Hill of Tezcocingo — Ruins at Teotihuacan — Ancient Tulla — Ruins in the Province of Querataro — Casa Grandes inChihuahua — Ancient remains in Sinaloa — Fortified Hill of Quemada — The P yramid of Cholula — Fortified Hill at Xochicalco — Its probable use — Ruinsat Monte Alban — Ancient remains at Mitla — Mr. Bandelier's investigations — Traditions in regard to Mitla — Ruins along the Panuco River — Ruins in Vera Cruz — Pyramid of Papantla — Tusapan — Character of Nahua Ruins. Chapter 14. The Maya Tribes. The geographical location of the Maya tribes — Description of Copan — Statue at Copan — Altar at Copan — Ruins at Quiriga — Patinamit — Utatlan — Description of Palenque — The Palace at Palenque — The Temple of the Three Inscriptions — Temple of the Beau-relief — Temple of the Cross — Temple of the Sun — Maler's Temple of the Cross — Significance ofthe Palenque crosses — Statue at Palenque — Other ruins in Tobasco and Chi apas — Ruins in Yucatan — Uxmal — The Governor's House — The Nunnery — Roomin Nunnery — The Sculptured Façades — Temple at Uxmal — Kabah — Zayi — Lab na — Labphak — Chichen-Itza — The Nunnery — The Castillo — The Gymnasium — M. Le Plongon's researches — The tradition of the Three Brothers — Chaac-Mal — Antiquity of Chichen-Itza. Chapter 15. The Culture of the Civilized Tribes. Different views on this question — Reasons for the same — Their architecture — Different styles of houses — The communal house — The teepan — Theteocalli — State of society indicated by this architecture — The gens amon g the Mexicans — The phratry among the Mexicans — The tribe — The powers and duties of the council — The head chiefs of the tribe — The duties of the "Chief-of-Men" — The mistake of the Spaniards — The Confederacy — The idea of property among the Mexicans — The ownership of land — Their laws — Enforcement of the laws — Outline of the growth of the Mexicans in power — Theirtribute system — How collected — Their system of trade — Slight knowledge of metallurgy — Religion — Quetzalcohuatl — Huitzilopochtli — Mexican priesthood — Human sacrifice — The system of Numeration — The calendar system — The Calendar Stone — Picture-writing — Landa Alphabet — Historical outline.Chapter 16. Ancient Peru. First knowledge of Peru — Expeditions of Pizarro — Geography of Peru — But a small part of it inhabitable — The tribes of a ncient Peru — How classified — Sources of our knowledge of Peru — Garcillaso De La Vega — Origin of Peruvian civilization — The Bolson of Cuzco — Historical outline — Their culture — Divided into phratries and gentes — Government — Efforts to unite the various tribes — Their system of colonies — Theroads of the Incas — The ruins of Chimu — The arts of the Chimu people — T he manufacture of Pottery — Excavation at Ancon — Ruins in the Huatica Valley — The construction of a Huaca — The ruins at Pachacamac — The Valley of the Canete — The Chincha Islands — Tiahuanuco — Carved gateway — The Islandof Titicaca — Chulpas — Aboriginal Cuzco — Temple of the Sun — The Fortres s — General remarks. Edges lightly worn, penned name, else very good. NOTE:Some extra shipping will be needed for this hefy volume. 120.00

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20 ALMQVIST, Bertil. Vasa Saga - the Story of a Ship
Bonnier Carlsen, Belgium, 1999, ISBN:9163831767 
ALMQVIST, Bertil. The Vasa Saga [cover adds – the Story of a Ship]. (Belgium) : Bonnier Carlsen, 1999. Pp (24). Illustrated. 4to, illustrated glossy white paper covered boards. A children's book telling the story of the building of the Swedish warship Vasa in 1627, its sinking on its maiden voyage in 1628, the salvaging of its 50 cannons using diving bells in 1664, the retrieval of the ship's hull in 1961 and placement in a museum. Very good. 10.00

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