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A Nature Diary -by Richard Adams, Illustrated By John Lawrence (includes material about The Isle of Man ), Adams, Richard
1 Adams, Richard

A Nature Diary -by Richard Adams, Illustrated By John Lawrence (includes material about The Isle of Man )

New York, NY: N.Y. / New York: Viking, 1985, 1st Edition, First Printing
1985 0670801054 / 9780670801053
First Edition
Hard Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Near Fine (see description) John Lawrence
Not Signed
----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a lightly rubbed Near Fine price clipped dustjacket, letter "R" on front blank endpaper, 158 + 2 pages, colour and b&w illustrations, a nice copy, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
153996


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Nature Day and Night -by Richard Adams, Illustrated By David Goddard and Stephen Lee, Adams, Richard; Science Texts By Max Hooper; Illustrated By David Goddard and Stephen Lee
2 Adams, Richard; Science Texts By Max Hooper; Illustrated By David Goddard and Stephen Lee

Nature Day and Night -by Richard Adams, Illustrated By David Goddard and Stephen Lee

Middlesex, England: Middlesex, UK: Kestrel Books / Penguin Books, 1978, 1st Edition, First Printing
1978 072265359X / 9780722653593
First Edition
Hard Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Near Fine (see description) David Goddard / Stephen Lee
Not Signed
-----------hardcover, about 6 x 9.75 inches, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, 108 pages, colour and b&w illustrations, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
157796


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3 Adler, Mortimer J. And Van Doren, Charles

How to Read a Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading

New York, NY: N.Y. / New York: Touchstone / Simon & Schuster, 1972, 1st Softcover Edition, Later Printing
1972 0671212095 / 9780671212094
Later printing(s)
Soft Cover
Very Good+ ( see Description )

Uncredited Cover Art
Not Signed
------------trade paperback, about 5.5 x 8.25 inches, a Very Good to very Good+ copy, a bit of light rubbing, 426 pages, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
156284


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How to Read a Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading, Completely revised and updated for the 1970's, Adler, Mortimer J. And Van Doren, Charles
4 Adler, Mortimer J. And Van Doren, Charles

How to Read a Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading, Completely revised and updated for the 1970's

New York, NY: N.Y. / New York: Simon & Schuster, 1972, 3rd Printing Stated but this is a Book Club Edition 1st
1972 067121280X / 9780671212803
Book Club (BCE/BOMC)
Hard Cover
Very Good (see description)

Good (see description) Janet Halverson cover Design
Not Signed
----------hard cover, visually this is a Near Fine copybut the front blank endpaper has been removed and there is some ink underlining in under 50 pages of the text so this is a Good to Very Good copy only, --- in a rubbed Good dustjacket with some chips and tears, copyright page states 3rd printing but this has been blindstamped for distribution by a book club, some age toning/browning to paper, 426 pages, ---"How to Read a Book, originally published in 1940, has become a rare phenomenon, a living classic. It is the best and most successful guide to reading comprehension for the general reader. ---You are told about the various levels of reading and how to achieve them -- from elementary reading, through systematic skimming and inspectional reading, to speed reading, you learn how to pigeonhole a book, X-ray it, extract the author's message, criticize. You are taught the different reading techniques for reading practical books, imaginative literature, plays, poetry, history, science and mathematics, philosophy and social science. ---Finally, the authors offer a recommended reading list and supply reading tests whereby you can measure your own progress in reading skills, comprehension and speed."---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
159701


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Pilot's Notes:  Beaufighter II Aeroplane, Two Merlin XX Engines, Air Ministry / Minister of Aircraft Production ( A Rowlands ) / Air Council / Controller of Her Majesty's Stationery Office
5 Air Ministry / Minister of Aircraft Production ( A Rowlands ) / Air Council / Controller of Her Majesty's Stationery Office

Pilot's Notes: Beaufighter II Aeroplane, Two Merlin XX Engines

England: London / Lancashire, UK: Controller for Her Majesty's Stationery Office / Minister of Aircraft Production / Air Council / Air Data Publication, No Date ( Circa 1970 Reprinting a 1941 Publication ), 1st Printing
1970 
First Printing
Soft Cover
Very Good+ ( see Description )

Text Cover
Not Signed
------------softcover, Very Good+, roughly the size of a standard paperback, cord tied with brass bars, unpaginated, fold-out(s) intact, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
141901


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Pilot's Notes:  Hurricane IIA, IIB, IIC, IID and IV Aircraft, Merlin XX Engine, Air Ministry / Minister of Aircraft Production ( A Rowlands ) / Air Council / Controller of Her Majesty's Stationery Office
6 Air Ministry / Minister of Aircraft Production ( A Rowlands ) / Air Council / Controller of Her Majesty's Stationery Office

Pilot's Notes: Hurricane IIA, IIB, IIC, IID and IV Aircraft, Merlin XX Engine

England: London / Lancashire, UK: Controller for Her Majesty's Stationery Office / Minister of Aircraft Production / Air Council / Air Data Publication, No Date ( Circa 1970 Reprinting a 1940 Publication ), 1st Printing
1970 
First Printing
Soft Cover
Very Good+ ( see Description )

Text Cover
Not Signed
------------softcover, Very Good+, roughly the size of a standard paperback, cord tied with brass bars, unpaginated, fold-out(s) intact, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
141900


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Pilot's Notes:  Spitfire VA, VB and VC Aircraft, Merlin 45, 45M, 46, 50, 50A, 55 or 55M Engine AND Seafire IB, IIC and III Aircraft, Merlin 45, 46 (except MK. III ), 50 or 55 Engine, Air Ministry / Minister of Aircraft Production ( A Rowlands ) / Air Council / Controller of Her Majesty's Stationery Office
7 Air Ministry / Minister of Aircraft Production ( A Rowlands ) / Air Council / Controller of Her Majesty's Stationery Office

Pilot's Notes: Spitfire VA, VB and VC Aircraft, Merlin 45, 45M, 46, 50, 50A, 55 or 55M Engine AND Seafire IB, IIC and III Aircraft, Merlin 45, 46 (except MK. III ), 50 or 55 Engine

England: London / Lancashire, UK: Controller for Her Majesty's Stationery Office / Minister of Aircraft Production / Air Council / Air Data Publication, No Date ( Circa 1970 Reprinting a 1941 Publication ), 1st Printing
1970 
First Printing
Soft Cover
Very Good+ ( see Description )

Text Cover
Not Signed
------------softcover, Very Good+, roughly the size of a standard paperback, cord tied with brass bars, unpaginated, fold-out(s) intact, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
141902


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A New Kind of Ray: The Radiological Sciences in Canada 1895 - 1995 / Les Sciences Radiologiques Au Canada / Canadian Association of Radiologists ( Radiology - X-Ray History ), Aldrich, John E (signed); Brian C Lentle (signed); Peter Munk; J Kenneth Lipinski; Roch D DesRochers; Douglas Abrams; Marie-Fore Gagne; Ron Wood; Jocelyne LaPointe; William Doern; et al/ Canadian Association of Radiologists
8 Aldrich, John E (signed); Brian C Lentle (signed); Peter Munk; J Kenneth Lipinski; Roch D DesRochers; Douglas Abrams; Marie-Fore Gagne; Ron Wood; Jocelyne LaPointe; William Doern; et al/ Canadian Association of Radiologists

A New Kind of Ray: The Radiological Sciences in Canada 1895 - 1995 / Les Sciences Radiologiques Au Canada / Canadian Association of Radiologists ( Radiology - X-Ray History )

Vancouver, British Columbia: Vancouver, BC: University of British Columbia / Canadian Association of Radiologists, 1995, 1st Edition, First Printing
1995 0969955707 / 9780969955702
First Edition
Hard Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Near Fine (see description) Verle Harrop Cover Art
Signed
----------hardcover, overseas shipping (anything outside of the USA and Canada ) will require additional postage, about 9.25 x 12.25 inches, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, signed by Aldrich and Lentle, 469 pages, b&w photos, some articles are in French, most are in English, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
157529


Price: 26.53 CDN
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9 Alsop, Fred J ( III )/ Smithsonian Handbooks

Birds of North America, EASTERN REGION / Smithsonian Handbooks ( Institution )(covers 706 species)

New York, NY: N.Y. / New York: DK Publishing / Smithsonian ( Institution ) Handbooks, 2001, 1st Edition, First Printing
2001 0789471566 / 9780789471567
First Edition
Soft Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Photo Cover
Not Signed
-----------stiff card covers so not quite a hardcover and not quite a softcover, a Near Fine copy, very faint stress line on the spine, ink gift inscription, 751 pages, colour photos throughout, ---"Published in association with America's preeminent authority, the Smithsonian Institution, this comprehensive handbook to the birds of North America: Eastern Region includes 706 species -- all birds known to breed east of the 100th meridian on the United States and Canada, as well as regular visitors and vagrants to this region. The Smithsonian Handbook is the first identification guide that includes details of the bird's life history in a concise and user-friendly format. Each full-page profile combines a precise description, annotated photographs, and artworks to highlight the key field marks of the species in each plumage. Similar species are shown and distinguishing characteristics are noted. Further information on the bird's habits describes the typical song and other vocalizations, behavior, breeding, nesting, population, and conservation concerns. Typical flight patterns and nest locations and shapes are described with clear icons, and amplified in the text. Each bird's range during summer, winter, and on migration is clearly shown on a map."---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
150678


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Poisonous Mushrooms of Canada Including Other Inedible Fungi / Research Branch Agriculture Canada Monograph 30 ( Includes Hallucinogens / Hallucinogenic ), Ammirati, Joseph F; James A Traquair; Paul A Horgen / Research Branch Agriculture Canada Monograph 30
10 Ammirati, Joseph F; James A Traquair; Paul A Horgen / Research Branch Agriculture Canada Monograph 30

Poisonous Mushrooms of Canada Including Other Inedible Fungi / Research Branch Agriculture Canada Monograph 30 ( Includes Hallucinogens / Hallucinogenic )

Markham, Ontario: Markham, ON: Fitzhenry and Whiteside / / Research Branch Agriculture Canada Monograph 30 , 1985, 1st edition, First Printing
1985 0889029776 / 9780889029774
First Edition
Hard Cover
Good (see description)

Good (see description) Henry A C Jackson Cover Art
Not Signed
-----------hardcover, about 8.75w x 11.25h inches, a solid Good exlibrary copy in an attractive Good dustjacket with some chips and tears, library sticker on spine and rear panel of the book, cover art by Henry A C Jackson a well known artist of mushrooms, fungi and toadstools, 396 pages, b&w illustrations as well as colour photos, contents include: Preface; PART ONE: The Fungus Fruit Body ---Introduction; Fruit Body; Life Cycle; Literature ---Macroscopic Features - Basidiomycota ( Gill Mushrooms; Other mushroom fruit-like bodies; Puffballs and related fungi ) - Ascomycota ( Apothecia ) - habitat and Habit of Growth; Distribution and Seasonal Occurrence; Literature --- MICROSCOPIC FEATURES: Basidiomycota ( Hyphal Structure of mushrooms and other hymenomycetes; Hyphal structure of puffballs and antiborns; Basidiospores ) - Ascomycota ( Hyphal structure of apothecia; Aerospores ); Literature --- METHODS of STUDY: Collecting; Macroscopic Techniques; Preserving and Storing Specimens; Microscopic Techniques; Chemical Reagents; Literature --- TAXONOMY: Nomenclature; Classification; Keys and Family descriptions; Literature --- PART TWO - FUNGAL POISONING: Overview; Scope; Classification of Fungal Poisoning; Key to Toxin Groups; Guidelines for safe collecting and eating; Poisonous and edible species that look alike; Literature --- Deadly Toxins-Amatoxins and others; Toxicology and Symptomatology; Deadly Species; Descriptions of Genera and Species ( Amanita; Conocybe; Cortinarius; Galerina; Lepiota; Naematoloma ); Literature --- MONOMETHYLHYDRAZINE - Toxicology and Symptomatology; Symptom Producing Species; Description of the Genus and Species ( Gyromitra ); Literature ---COPRINE - ( Clitocybe; Coprinus ); Literature --- MUSCARINE ( Clitocybe; Inocybe ); Literature --- IBOTENIC ACID - MUSCIMOL - ( Amanita ); Literature ---HALLUCINOGENS ( Conocybe; Gymmopilus; Panaeolus; Pluteus; Psilocybe; Stropharia ); Literature --- GASTROINTESTINAL IRRITANTS ( Agaricus; Amanita; Armillariella; Boletus; Clitocybe; Collybia; Gomphus; Hebeloma; Helvella; Lactarius; Lepiota; Morchella; Mycena; Omphalotus; Paxillus; Phaeolepiota; Pholiota; Polypores; Ramaria; Rhodophylloid mushrooms; Russula; Sarcosphaera; Scleroderma; Stropharia; Tricholoma; Tricholomopsis; Tylopilus; Verpa ); LLiterature ---APPENDIX: The Collections; Abbreviations of Authorities; Ridgway Colors; Glossary; Index, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
160709


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MWCC - The Magic Wand Correspondence Club - EIGHT Issues ( Volume 2, # 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10-11-12 (all 1953 ) and Dec 1952 )(inc. Tental Melepathy / Vanishing Orange Crush By Dennis Lee )( Magic / Magician Fanzine ), Andrews, Arthur MWCC- The Magic Wand Correspondence Club; with Dennis Lee; Marcus Bloch; Paul LaVasseur; Arthur N Humphrey; J Harlan Underhill; David Roper; Amazing Dr Maurice; Daniel A Moran; Edward Konstant; Tom Waldrop; Irv Weiner; et al
11 Andrews, Arthur MWCC- The Magic Wand Correspondence Club; with Dennis Lee; Marcus Bloch; Paul LaVasseur; Arthur N Humphrey; J Harlan Underhill; David Roper; Amazing Dr Maurice; Daniel A Moran; Edward Konstant; Tom Waldrop; Irv Weiner; et al

MWCC - The Magic Wand Correspondence Club - EIGHT Issues ( Volume 2, # 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10-11-12 (all 1953 ) and Dec 1952 )(inc. Tental Melepathy / Vanishing Orange Crush By Dennis Lee )( Magic / Magician Fanzine )

Shelby, Ohio: USA: MWCC - The Magic Wand Correspondence Club, 1952, 1953, 1st Edition, First Printing
1998 
First Edition
Soft Cover
Good (see description)

Text Cover
Not Signed
-----------8 issues, stapled 8.5 x 11 sheets, various pagination, issue 10-11-12 are one issue, all aare Good or better, light rubbing and wear, some curling to corner tips, these issues include two magic offerings by Dennis Lee which were many, many years before he was published, as well one other issue mentions Dennis Lee, full of magic tricks and magician news, obviously quite rare and definitely not in (m)any Dennis Lee collections, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
159395


Price: 166.18 CDN
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A Bird in the Bush:  The Story of the Province of Quebec Society for the Protection of Birds, 1917 - 2002 -a Signed Copy, Arnaudin, Margaret Pye (signed)
12 Arnaudin, Margaret Pye (signed)

A Bird in the Bush: The Story of the Province of Quebec Society for the Protection of Birds, 1917 - 2002 -a Signed Copy

Quebec: Westmount, PQ: Price Patterson Ltd. / The Province of Quebec Society for the Protection of Birds, 2002, 1st edition, First Printing
2002 
First Edition
Soft Cover
Very Good+ ( see Description )

Photo Cover
Signed
----------trade paperback, a Very Good+ copy with a bit of very light rubbing, signed and inscribed by the author, 255 pages, b&w photos, ---"For 85 years, the Province of Quebec Society for the Protection of Birds (PQSPB) - Quebec's oldest bird club - has been introducing people to the fascinating world of bird study. Its membership has included naturalists of every stripe: professional and amateur ornithologists, oologists, bird banders, botanists, conservationists, educators, bird listers, and people with the simple basic need to commune with nature. The stories of the early PQSPB members, along with the descriptions of their birding haunts - all part of the natural landscape of the Montreal area in years gone by - give a historical view of the city through the eyes of the naturalist. The various approaches to bird study, from the romantic and aesthetic to the academic and recreational, reflect our changing attitudes towards the natural world. The needs for bird protection - created by overhunting and molestation in the first part of the last century and pesticides and habitat loss today - deliver a strong conservation message of concern to all. Not just a chronological account, but a story of people and their times, A Bird in the Bush will interest the history buff and nature lover alike"---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
146940


Price: 17.22 CDN
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A Piece of Blue Sky:  Scientology, Dianetics and L Ron Hubbard Exposed, Atack, John; Preface By Russell Miller ( L Ron Hubbard related)
13 Atack, John; Preface By Russell Miller ( L Ron Hubbard related)

A Piece of Blue Sky: Scientology, Dianetics and L Ron Hubbard Exposed

New York, NY: N.Y. / New York: Lyle Stuart Book / Carol Publishing Group, 1990, 1st Edition, First Printing
1990 081840499X / 9780818404993
First Edition
Hard Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Near Fine (see description) Steven Brower cover Design
Not Signed
-----------hardcover, about 6 x 9.25 inches, a near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, 428 pages, contents include: Preface / Russell Miller --What is Scientology? --Part 1: Inside Scientology 1974-1983 --My beginnings --Saint Hill --On to OT --The seeds of dissent --Part 2: Before Dianetics 1911-1949 --Hubbard's beginnings --Hubbard in the East --Hubbard the explorer --Hubbard as hero --His miraculous recovery --His magickal career --Part 3: The bridge to total freedom 1949-1966 --Building the bridge --The Dianetic foundations --Wichita --Knowing how to know --The religion angle --The lord of the manor --The world's firs real clear --part 4: The sea organization 1966-1976 --Scientology at sea --Heavy ethics --The empire strikes back --The death of Susan Meister --Hubbard's travels --The flag land base --Part 5: The guardian's office 1974-1980 --The guardian unguarded --Infiltration --Operation Meisner --part 6: The commodore's messengers 1977-1982 --Making movies --The rise of the messengers --The young rulers --The Clearwater hearings --The religious technology center and the international finance police --Part 7: The independents 1982-1984 --The mission holders' conference --The Scientology war --Splintering --Stamp out the squirrels! --Part 8: Judgments --Scientology at law --The child custody case --SIgning the pledge --Dropping the body --After Hubbard --Part 9: Summing up --The founder --The Scientologist --Fair game, ethics and the scriptures. ---"Atack exposes Hubbard's bizarre imagination and behavior, tracing the creation of Scientology in the years following World War II to perhaps its final schism following Hubbard's death in 1986. A shocking book that reveals all: the abuses, falsehoods, paranoia, and greed of Hubbard and his pseudo-military Scientologist henchmen"---, , any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
156441


Price: 23.87 CDN
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PAYBACK:  Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth ---by Margaret Atwood ---a Signed Copy, Atwood, Margaret (signed)
14 Atwood, Margaret (signed)

PAYBACK: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth ---by Margaret Atwood ---a Signed Copy

Toronto, Ontario: Toronto, ON: The House of Anansi, 2008, 1st Edition, Later Printing
2008 0887848109 / 9780887848100
Later Printing of the first Edition
Soft Cover
Very Good+ ( see Description )

Photo Cover
Signed
----------trade paperback, a Very Good+ copy with just a wee bit of very light rubbing, 230 pages, signed by Atwood without inscription on the title page, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
142949


Price: 17.22 CDN
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The Guide to Historic Costume -by Karen Baclawski ( Encyclopedia of Clothes / Clothing / Fashion / Dress / Shoes, etc), Baclawski, Karen; Foreword By Negley Harte, Director of The Pasold Research Fund
15 Baclawski, Karen; Foreword By Negley Harte, Director of The Pasold Research Fund

The Guide to Historic Costume -by Karen Baclawski ( Encyclopedia of Clothes / Clothing / Fashion / Dress / Shoes, etc)

New York, NY: N.Y. / New York: Drama Book Publishers, 1995, 1st edition, First Printing
1995 0896761371 / 9780896761377
First Edition
Hard Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Near Fine (see description) Photo Cover
Not Signed
-----------hardcover, about 7.5 x 10 inches, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, 239 pages, profusely illustrated with b&w photos, , any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
157905


Price: 25.20 CDN
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The Oxford University Press and the Spread of Learning - 1478 to 1978 ---with A Keepsake to Remind You of Your Visit to an Exhibition Held at the D B Weldon Library, The University of Western Ontario, London, Canada - 1978, Barker, Nicolas, Preface By Charles Ryskamp
16 Barker, Nicolas, Preface By Charles Ryskamp

The Oxford University Press and the Spread of Learning - 1478 to 1978 ---with A Keepsake to Remind You of Your Visit to an Exhibition Held at the D B Weldon Library, The University of Western Ontario, London, Canada - 1978

Oxford, England: Oxford, UK: At the Clarendon Press, 1978, 1st Edition, First Printing
1978 0199510865 / 9780199510863
First Edition
Soft Cover
Very Good+ ( see Description )

Uncredited Cover Art
Not Signed
-----------large (quarto) softcover, a Very Good+ copy with light wear and a bit of rubbing to the cream covers, 332 pages, b&w photos as well as 4 additional full page plates/illustrations, laid in is --- 1 ) A Keepsake (2 copies -one is Near Fine, one is Very Good with a smudge) - 2 ) Invitation from Western University to the exhibition - 3 ) Invitation to a wine and cheese reception at Western U. presented by OUP, contents include: Preface; Introduction; The Early university and Its Books; The First press at Oxford; The Second Press; The press Established at Oxford; Successors of Joseph Barnes; Acquisition of printing Types; Laud's Vision of a University Press; Survival of Laud's Vision; John Fell - The vision Realized; The Fell Types; The press at Work; The First Books; Illustrated Books; Printing the Bible - Pitt, Parker and Guy; The End of a Partnership; Roots of the English Language; Fell's Successors - Aldrich, Charlett, and the Clarendon Building; Thomas Hearne; The Bible Patent - John Baskett; Publishing After Hearne; William Blackstone; The Reformed Press; Resumption of the Bible Press; Technical Change; Restoration of classical Scholarship; Other Books 1800 to 1850; Results of the Partnership -the New Building; Growth of Evangelicalism and the Text of the Bible; Oriental Scholarship; Thomas Combe - Mechanization of the Press; Royal Commission and Its Effect on the Press; Clarendon press Series; Bartholomew Price -the great Expansion; Horace Hart -Rediscovery of the Fell Types; The London Business and Revised Version; The New English Dictionary; The OXFORD Style; Charles Cannan -the Making of the Modern Pres; The Expansion of the London Business - Sir Humphrey Milford; Recent Fine Printing; Other Branches Overseas; Publishing in Modern Times; Ephemera; Elipoge; APPENDIX - The Oxford Almanacks; Index; Plates, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
160728


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A Splendor of Letters:  The Permanence of Books in an Impermanent World -by Nicholas Basbanes, Basbanes, Nicholas A
17 Basbanes, Nicholas A

A Splendor of Letters: The Permanence of Books in an Impermanent World -by Nicholas Basbanes

New York, NY: N.Y. / New York: HarperCollins / Harper Collins, 2003, 1st Edition, First Printing
2003 0060082879 / 9780060082871
First Edition
Hard Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Near Fine (see description) Photo Cover
Not Signed
-----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, remainder mark, small smudge on bottom edge of text block, 444 pages, ---"In A Splendor of Letters, Basbanes continues the lively, richly anecdotal exploration of book people, places, and culture he began in 1995 with A Gentle Madness and expanded in 2001 with Patience & Fortitude, a companion work that prompted the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and biographer David McCullough to proclaim him "the leading authority of books about books." Basbanes now offers a consideration of the many pressing issues that surround the role of books in contemporary society, such as the willful destruction of books and libraries in Sarajevo, Tibet, and Cambodia, and the spirited efforts to restore them. The matter of "discards" at various libraries takes on an entirely new dimension as well, with fully researched stories about the kind of attitudes that may lead to the loss of "last copies" of important works. In vivid detail, Basbanes examines the many materials that have been used over the centuries to record information-among them clay tablets, papyrus scrolls, slabs of stone, palm leaves, animal skins, and hammered sheets of gold and copper. Also discussed are the various debates that continue to rage about preservation, which may mean saving and storing books on paper indefinitely, or as electronic data, which are by nature ephemeral. In this beautifully packaged edition, Nicholas Basbanes brings to a close his wonderful trilogy on the remarkable world of books and bibliophiles"---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
144893


Price: 13.23 CDN
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18 BB, Illustrated and Written by Denys Watkins-Pitchford ( B.B.)

Ramblings of a Sportsman - Naturalist ---by B.B. ( BB / Denys Watkins-Pitchford )

London, England: London, UK: Michael Joseph, 1979, 1st Edition, First Impression
1979 0718118154 / 9780718118150
First Edition
Hard Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Near Fine (see description) Denys Watkins-Pitchford
Not Signed
-----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, 176 pages, b&w illustrations by Denys Watkins-Pitchford aka BB, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
150486


Price: 22.54 CDN
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19 Beken, Kenneth; Foreword By Prince Philip, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh; Introduction By Hammond Innes ( Frank Beken / Beken of Cowes related)

BEKEN of COWES: A Hundred Years of Sail ( 100 / One Hundred )( Sailing Ships / Racing Yachts in the Solent )( Yachting )

New York, NY: N.Y. / New York: Alfred A Knopf, 1981, 1st Edition, First Printing
1981 0394523261 / 9780394523262
First Edition
Hard Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Near Fine (see description) Photo Cover
Not Signed
-----------hardcover, about 10.5w x 14.5h inches, a Near Fine copy, in a close to Near Fine price clipped dustjacket, small mark at top and bottom of spine of jacket, unpaginated ( 190 pages ), packed with lovely b&w photos of which TWO are double fold-outs (so 4 pages wide ) and many are two pages wide (so side-by-side), at the rear of the book is a Photographic Index complete with captions and brief descriptions and histories of the vessels most of which are yachts, overseas shipping (anywhere outside of canada and the USA ) will require additional charges, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
160216


Price: 26.53 CDN
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Butterfield Bank: One Hundred and Fifty, a Sesquicentennial History ( Bermuda banking / 150 Years / History / Butterfield Family )(still in shrinkwrap), Bell , Jonathan and Roger Crombie / Butterfield Bank
20 Bell , Jonathan and Roger Crombie / Butterfield Bank

Butterfield Bank: One Hundred and Fifty, a Sesquicentennial History ( Bermuda banking / 150 Years / History / Butterfield Family )(still in shrinkwrap)

Bermuda: Bermuda : Bank of N.T. Butterfield, 2008, 1st Edition, First Printing (assumed)
2008 
First Edition
Hard Cover
Fine (see description)

Fine (see description) Photo Cover
Not Signed
-----------hardcover, about 6.25 x 9.25 inches, a Fine copy in a Fine dustjacket, still in shrinkwrap, an unopened copy, 144 pages, colour photos, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
156069


Price: 30.52 CDN
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