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41 MacFall (Major Haldane) Beware the German's Peace!

London, etc.: Cassell, 1918. First edition. Red cloth lettered in black. An old pencil note to the title page, some dust soiling of covers, a bright very good copy otherwise. Illustrated with several maps. 
Price: 45.00 CAD
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Those Who Have Come Back. Illustrated., Macfarlane (Peter Clark)
42 Macfarlane (Peter Clark) Those Who Have Come Back. Illustrated.

Toronto: McClelland, Goodchild, & Stewart, (1914). First Canadian edition, utilizing the sheets of the American edition. Brown cloth, spine lettered in black. Frontispiece & 3 illustrations. Some marks on cloth from adjacent tape, but a clean very good copy in the pictorial dust jacket, the spine of which is very faded. The jacket has been internally reinforced with tape, which has yellowed, and there are short tears and chipping to the edges. An uncommon book, especially in the jacket. Tales of criminals and drug addicts who have come back to society. One of the illustrations depicts creatures imagined by a woman addicted to morphine. 
Price: 90.00 CAD
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43 Marietan (Ignace) Les Bisses. La Lutte Pous L'Eau en Valais. 65 Photographies de Charles Paris.

Neuchatel: Editions du Griffon, (1948). Original pictorial wrappers designed in colour, lettered in black & red. Issued as Tresors de Mon Pays 28. Small repair to base of spine, crease in back cover, light edge wear, a nice clean copy otherwise. 65 photographs. 
Price: 35.00 CAD
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The Birds of Heaven. Travels with Cranes., Matthiessen (Peter) (Illustrations by Robert Bateman).
44 Matthiessen (Peter) (Illustrations by Robert Bateman). The Birds of Heaven. Travels with Cranes.
NY: North Point, 2001. First edition. 
Red boards, black cloth spine lettered in silver. Map end papers. A fine copy in a very lightly used dust jacket, light wear to tips and spine ends. Paintings and drawings by Robert Bateman. Signed by Matthiessen on the title page. The inner rear jacket flap has an anti-theft strip stuck to the back, not noticeable. 
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Manners and Rules of Good Society or Solecisms to be Avoided. By a Member of the Aristocracy., Member of the Aristocracy.
45 Member of the Aristocracy. Manners and Rules of Good Society or Solecisms to be Avoided. By a Member of the Aristocracy.

London: Warne, 1905. Twenty-Eighth edition. Red cloth, front cover designed in black, spine lettered in gilt. Tan floral end papers. Some chipping to spine ends and some wear to tips; a bright very good copy in general. The 14th edition of this etiquette book was published in 1887; prior to that the title was: "Manners and Tone of Good Society : or, Solecisms to be Avoided", the earliest edition of which seems to be from 1879. 
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The Families and Genera of Bats., Miller (Gerrit S.)
46 Miller (Gerrit S.) The Families and Genera of Bats.
Washington: Government Printing Office, 1907. 
Original printed wrappers. Wear to spine, chipped at lower spine, ink number on spine, a very good copy in general. Issued as: Smithsonian Institution / United States National Museum / Bulletin 57. Many illustrations in the text; 14 inserted plates at rear. 
Price: 50.00 CAD
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The Motor Boat Manual. A Book of Technical Instruction for Marine Motorists. Fifth Edition., Motor Boats.
47 Motor Boats. The Motor Boat Manual. A Book of Technical Instruction for Marine Motorists. Fifth Edition.

London: Temple Press, [c.1914]. Gray cloth, designed and lettered in red & black. Some repair to upper spine, a clean very good copy otherwise. Ownership inscription dated 1914 on front flyleaf. Many illustrations, interesting ads. 
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Papers relating to New England Elevator Company. Deed of Site. Mortgage. Subrogation. Lease., New England Elevator Company. 1902.
48 New England Elevator Company. 1902. Papers relating to New England Elevator Company. Deed of Site. Mortgage. Subrogation. Lease.
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1902. A 42-page booklet, stapled, in pale green printed wrappers. One folding plate on blue paper, printed in black & red. Ownership signature on the front wrapper, light edge wear, about fine. This booklet prints the deed, mortgage, etc. for the construction of a grain elevator in Portland, Maine. It contains the details of a contract between the Atlantic & St. Lawrence Railroad Company, the New England Elevator Company, and The Grand Trunk Railway Company Of Canada. The folding plate is a map showing the intended site of the elevator, by the GTR Passenger Station on India Street in Portland, Maine. 
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49 Niklaus (Thelma) (Jacket by Mervyn Peake). Harlequin Phoenix or The Rise and Fall of a Bergamask Rogue.
London: The Bodley Head, (1956). First edition. 
Yellow boards, spine lettered in black. Some discoloration of boards, jacket browned at edges and rear panel, small stains; in general, a decent, very good copy. Numerous illustrations, some in colour, one folding. Dust jacket art by Mervyn Peake. Traces the colourful history of this dramatic clown through the ages. 
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50 Olmsted (Duncan H.) -compiler. Papyrus. Some Notes Concerning the Origins of Writing Materials in the West. Part 1. Compiled by Duncan H. Olmsted. Decorations by Valenti Angelo.

Orinda: Press of the Golden Key, 1979. Olive wrappers designed and lettered in green. A tipped-in piece of papyrus, from the Papyrus Institute, Cairo, serves as a frontispiece. Limited to 150 copies, 100 of which were for presentation to members of the Roxburghe Club, San Francisco. Signed by Olmsted on the title page. One little wrinkle to front wrapper, a stain to the upper edge which extends down the center pages (a spill on the booklet while opened? not very noticeable); fine otherwise. 
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51 Pardee (Jean) The Yale Man Up To Date. With Character Sketches.
New Haven: Price, Lee & Adkins, 1894. First edition. anticat16 
12mo. Blue buckram designed and lettered in gilt. beveled edges, top edge gilt. Frontispiece & several plates, as well as small vignette illustrations. First signature starting, popped out a bit, trifling shelf wear, a little rubbing to back cover, otherwise a nice bright copy. A pleasant little book. The illustrations are from drawings, engravings and photographs, by at least 10 different contributors. 
Price: 45.00 CAD
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52 Penn-Lewis (Mrs.) "Much Fruit." The Story of A Grain Of Wheat.

London: Marshall Brothers / Leicester: Alfred Tacey / NY: Revell, [c.1900]. First edition. Small decorative wrappers, stapled. 36 pages, plus an ad leaf at the rear. Some staining to covers, staples rusty, a few pencil marks within, very good generally. Ownership inscription on the first leaf dated 1908. Concerns the Parable of The Sower. A short religious pamphlet which has been reprinted several times; this original edition is uncommon. 
Price: 45.00 CAD
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53 Perkins (W. Frank) -editor. A New Forest Bibliography.
Lymington: C.T. King/Southampton: H.M. Gilbert & Sons, 1935. Second Edition. 
30pp. Small green wrappers, stapled, lettered in black. Some rusting of the staples, browned at edges, very good. This is enlarged from the first edition, which was issued in 1925 under the editorship of Heywood Sumner. Includes New Forest fiction, also Anonyma. A useful little checklist. 
Price: 35.00 CAD
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54 Petit (Alfred le) Alfred le Petit, Photographe <>. negatifs commentes.

Paris: Ceros / Librairie Plantureaux, 2005. 48 pages. Square, flexible pictorial boards, pictorial end papers. Frontispiece & numerous plates. Issued as: VENTI - 11. A fine copy. Reproduces some extraordinary and occasionally outrageous photos by Petit, who was a caricaturist and photographer in 19th century France. 
Price: 45.00 CAD
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History of Thomastown and District. With Illustrations by Canon Bentley., Pilsworth (W.J.)
55 Pilsworth (W.J.) History of Thomastown and District. With Illustrations by Canon Bentley.
Kilkenny: Kilkenny Journal Limited, (1953). 
93pp., stapled, porous printed wrappers. Fading to spine and front wrapper, short tears at the base of the spine, a clean very good copy. Uncommon. 
Price: 75.00 CAD
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Steam Voyages on The Seine, The Moselle, & The Rhine; with Railroad Visits to The Principal Cities of Belgium, &c.  In Two Volumes., Quin (Michael J.)
56 Quin (Michael J.) Steam Voyages on The Seine, The Moselle, & The Rhine; with Railroad Visits to The Principal Cities of Belgium, &c. In Two Volumes.

London: Henry Colburn, 1843. First edition. VOLUME 2 ONLY. Original green cloth, covers stamped in blind, spine lettered in gilt. Pale yellow coated end papers. Lithographed frontispiece, a view of the Chateau of Elz. Inscription on front fly leaf, some foxing of end leaves and frontispiece, light wear to cloth, a very good copy, internallly very fresh and partly unopened. This is Volume 2 only, of a 2-volume set. 
Price: 50.00 CAD
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57 Rixon (Annie) The Truth About Thunderbolt. Australia's "Robin Hood".
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Sydney: George M. Dash, 1940. First edition. Textured gray boards, front cover lettered in black, pictorial paper label on front panel. 158 pages. Several illustrations from photographs. Light wear to spine and edges, a clean and attractive copy of a book which is difficult to find in nice shape. 
Price: 50.00 CAD
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Royal Danish Airforce In-Flight Booklet., Royal Danish Airforce.
58 Royal Danish Airforce. Royal Danish Airforce In-Flight Booklet.
np/nd [1960s or 70s]. 
Bluel wrappers, stapled. Insignia on front cover. 32pp. "Welcome Aboard" booklet with text in Danish and English, many humorous illustrations. This looks to have been used on the C-47 and C-54 aircraft. Very good condition. 
Price: 45.00 CAD
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Motor Truck and Automobile Motors and Mechanism. A Practical Illustrated Treatise...  with Numerous Revisions and Extensions by John B. Rathbun., Russell (Thomas H.)
59 Russell (Thomas H.) Motor Truck and Automobile Motors and Mechanism. A Practical Illustrated Treatise... with Numerous Revisions and Extensions by John B. Rathbun.

Chicago: Charles C. Thompson, 1917. Blue cloth, spine and front cover lettered in gilt. A bit of light shelf wear, but an unusually clean and attractive copy. Many illustrations. This is an expanded version of Rusell's AUTOMOBILE MOTORS AND MECHANISM, first published in 1909. This 1917 edition is uncommon. 
Price: 45.00 CAD
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60 Sellers (Tom) 21 New Card Tricks.

London: George Johnson, The Magic Wand Office, 1936. Green decorative wrappers. 24 pages. Illustrated. An uncommon booklet of card tricks. Staples are rusty, browning along spine, a nice copy otherwise. 
Price: 45.00 CAD
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