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A Day at Versailles: Illustrated Guide to the Palace, Museum, Park and the Trianons.
1 A Day at Versailles: Illustrated Guide to the Palace, Museum, Park and the Trianons.
Paris, France. G. Braun. 1923 Softcover Good 
16mo - 15.5 x 11 cm.; 124 - [4] pp. Paper covers in a light tan colour with dark brown lettering on the front and spine. Well illustrated with with very sixty detailed wood cuts and plans in black and white. The covers are soiled with corner creasing and the bottom fore corner is missing a small triangular piece. The spine shows minor wear at the foot. The interior is very clean with with some minor page browning with that being on the head margins of the pages. 19011 
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Canoeing on the Grand River: A Canoeing Guide to Ontario's Historic Grand River.
2 Canoeing on the Grand River: A Canoeing Guide to Ontario's Historic Grand River.
Cambridge, Ontario. Grand River Conservation Authority. 1999 0919783996 / 9780919783997 Softcover Very Good+ 
8vo - 23 x 15.5 cm.; 40 pp. First published in 1982, this is the fourth printing of the third edition. Full colour photographic covers in a plastic coil binding. "The book follows the Grand River from Belwood Lake just upriver from Fergus to Port Maitland at the mouth of the Grand at Lake Erie". Included, though not part of the page count, are 12 fold out maps, all 32.5 x 22 cm, and being reproduced government topographic maps with the Grand River and its features being highlighted. The maps are sequential in presentation. The book is also illustrated with several black and white photographs. A very well presented and easy to use guide. 25803 
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Regulations and Programme for Religious Education in Public Schools. 1960 (Ontario).
3 Regulations and Programme for Religious Education in Public Schools. 1960 (Ontario).
Toronto, Ontario Minister of Education 1960 Softcover Very Good 
12mo - 19.5 x 13 cm.; 70 pp. Tan wraps with black lettering and a saddle stapled binding. Beginning with regulations themselves followed by a general presentation of the scope and purpose of religious education with specifics tied to all grade levels and ending with a comprehensive daily bible readings. Included and loosely laid in is a copy of the Lesson Time Table (2 sided letter size paper) for all grades during the 1957-1958 school year. Slight soiling to the covers with one instance of two lines underlined on page 5 (the section on compulsory morning exercises). 15935 
Price: 4.80 CDN
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Bulletin of the American Geographical Society: Vol. XLI, No. 12, December 1909., Adams, Cyrus C. (editor).
4 Adams, Cyrus C. (editor). Bulletin of the American Geographical Society: Vol. XLI, No. 12, December 1909.
New York, New York American Geographical Society 1909 Soft Cover Good 
8vo - 24.5 x 15.5 cm.; Pages 729 to 868. The society was founded in 1852 with the object of encouraging geographical exploration and discovery. Contents (articles only): 1 - "Delta Experiments" by Arthur L. Smith, 2 - "Thomas Jefferson: A Pioneer Student of American Geography" by George Thomas Surface, 3 - "The Winnipeg Meeting of the British Association" by Albert Perry Brigham. 75 page index for Volume XLI. The paper covers are edge worn and soiled with a triangular chip to the lower fore corner of the back cover. Interior is clean. 13024 
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Bulletin of the American Geographical Society: Vol. XLI, No. 2, February 1909., Adams, Cyrus C. (editor).
5 Adams, Cyrus C. (editor). Bulletin of the American Geographical Society: Vol. XLI, No. 2, February 1909.
New York, New York American Geographical Society 1909 Soft Cover Good 
8vo - 24.5 x 15.5 cm.; Pages 65 to 128. The society was founded in 1852 with the object of encouraging geographical exploration and discovery. Contents (articles only): 1 - "The Origins of the Alps" by Albrecht Penck, 2 - "Camping on the Soufriere of St. Vincent" by Edmund Otis Hovey, 3 - "The Decline of the Lunar Distance of the Time and Longitude at Sea" by G. W. Littlehales, 4 - "The Dying People of Tauu" by William Churchill, 5 - "Aspects of the Coast of Northeast Greenland", 6 - "Dr. Stein's Two Years of Exploration". The paper covers are edge worn and soiled. Interior is clean. 12996 
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Bulletin of the American Geographical Society: Vol. XLI, No. 7, July 1909., Adams, Cyrus C. (editor).
6 Adams, Cyrus C. (editor). Bulletin of the American Geographical Society: Vol. XLI, No. 7, July 1909.
New York, New York American Geographical Society 1909 Soft Cover Good 
8vo - 24.5 x 15.5 cm.; Pages 409 to 472. The society was founded in 1852 with the object of encouraging geographical exploration and discovery. Contents (articles only): 1 - "The Messina Earthquake" by William Herbert Hobbs, 2 - "The Operation of Geographic Factors in History" by Ellen Churchill Semple, 3 - "Honorary and Corresponding Members and Fellows of the American Geographical Society". The paper covers are edge worn and soiled. Interior is clean. 13013 
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Twenty-Five Years in a Waggon: Sport and Travel in South Africa., Anderson, Andrew A.
7 Anderson, Andrew A. Twenty-Five Years in a Waggon: Sport and Travel in South Africa.
London, UK. Chapman and Hall 1888 Hardcover Good 
8vo - 22 x 14.5 cm.; xii - [2] - 423 pp plus 40 pages of additional books from the publisher. Green cloth over boards with gilt lettering on spine and ruled black multi-line border on the front and back boards. This is the second edition and produced in one complete volume. Illustrated with 14 drawings (all present) by the author and one fold out map at the back which has four place names written on it in red pencil from a previous and unknown owner. The front and back hinges are starting with tearing in the end paper gutters. The binding is a tad shaken though still quite solid. The externals show moderate wear with bumped and rubbed corners and spine ends along with some scuffing of the cloth on the boards. A clear and removable archival cover has been fitted. 17492 
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Popular Resorts and How to Reach Them. Combining a Brief Description of the Principal Summer Retreats in the United States, and the Routes of Travel Leading to Them., Bachelder, John B.
8 Bachelder, John B. Popular Resorts and How to Reach Them. Combining a Brief Description of the Principal Summer Retreats in the United States, and the Routes of Travel Leading to Them.
Boston, Massachusetts. John B. Bachelder. 1875 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
8vo - 20.5 x 13.5 cm.; 364 pp. Green cloth over boards with gilt lettering on the spine and the front board and with double black border rules front and back and decorative black stampings on the head and tail margins of both boards. First published in 1873, this is the third edition. From the title page: "Illustrated by One Hundred and Fifty-Two Wood-Cuts by the best engravers, many of them from original sketches by the author". Present also is the folded map (opens to 71 x 48 cm) tipped in on the front free end paper. The panel by which the map is fastened to the end paper has a closed tear that has been previously taped repaired on the back, otherwise the map is in a very good to near fine condition. The interior is clean otherwise and the binding is solid. The externals show mild to moderate wear (bumped corners, wear to the spine tips and joints) with the major fault being that the spine has a cut in it, 6 cm long from the foot up and another cut of ~ 6 cm near the head. All-in-all a quite presentable copy that could be easily repaired. 27268 
Price: 32.00 CDN
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8 Around the Americas on a Motorcycle., Bausenhart, Werner.
9 Bausenhart, Werner. 8 Around the Americas on a Motorcycle.
New York. Legas 2000 1894508025 / 9781894508025 Softcover Very Good+ Signed by Author
8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; 239 pp. An avid traveller by motorcycle and retired, Bausenhart describes his trip around North and South America, from Deadhorse, Alaska to Tierra del Fuego. In addition to the usual travelogue, he describes "matters specific to motorcycle adventure travel: the documents required, the maintenance of the bike, road and riding conditions, border crossings, transporting the bike by air freight, and accomodation and security for bike and rider. An appendix lists exact distances and the names of secure campgrounds and hotels." Photos. Bausenhart has inscribed this copy on the first page. A clean, tight volume.; Signed by Author 16267 
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The Cathedrals of Southern France., Bumpus, T. Francis.
10 Bumpus, T. Francis. The Cathedrals of Southern France.
New York. J. Pott & Co. (1927) Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
12mo - 18.5 x 12.5 cm.; viii - 224 pp. Bright red cloth over boards with gilt lettering on spine and front. Tthe top edge of the text block is gilt. Location map printed on the front paste down end paper as issued. Illustrated with 50 black and white photographs and drawings on 28 plates, one of which is the frontis. Previous owner's name blacked out on the front free end paper, the externals show mild wear on the lower fore corners and spine tips, otherwise very clean with a tight binding. A clear and removable archival cover has been fitted. 23478 
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Journal of a Second Expedition Into the Interior of Africa from the Bight of Benin to Soccatoo, to Which is Added the Journal of Richard Lander: from Kano to the Sea-Coast, Partly by a More Eastern Route., Clapperton, Hugh.
11 Clapperton, Hugh. Journal of a Second Expedition Into the Interior of Africa from the Bight of Benin to Soccatoo, to Which is Added the Journal of Richard Lander: from Kano to the Sea-Coast, Partly by a More Eastern Route.
London, England Frank Cass & Co. 1966 Hard Cover Very Good 
4to - 24.5 x 18 cm.; xxiii - [1] - 355 p. Green cloth with gilt lettering on a black spine panel with a gilded drawing of an African hut on lower right of front board. A facsimile reproduction of the original edition of 1829 as published by John Murray of London. Tipped in fold out map (pages 196-197) of the Soudan area with this map being printed on a high quality vellum and measuring 20.5" x 17.25". The verso of reproduced title page is a map of the course of the Kowara or Quarra as described by Bello's schoolmaster. The book shows minor wear on the corners and spine crown and heel. A clean and tight copy with the minor wear noted. A clear and removable archival has been fitted. 9194 
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Treasure-Diving Holidays., Crile, Jane & Barney.
12 Crile, Jane & Barney. Treasure-Diving Holidays.
New York. Viking Press. 1954 First Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
8vo - 21.5 x 14 cm.; xvi - 263 pp. Dark blue cloth on the lower three-quart er of the casing with green on the top quarter. Gilt lettering on spine and front. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Signed by both authors and three of their four children on the title page as follows: "To Fran -- With a million memories - (?)rumio and Petruchio - old cars - Mary Ellen Chase - deserted beaches - Tier(?) - noses - - - - long talks - wonderful, wonderful, from - Jano, Barney, Joan Crile, Susie Crile, George Crile III". "Fran" is Frances Rich a sculptor of some renown from the midwest and the daughter of Irene Rich of Hollywood fame. The externals show overall mild shelf wear with heavier wear on the spine tips, more so on the top with some damage to the green cloth. The gilt lettering on the green cloth of the spine is very faded (all gone) and the same lettering on the green cloth of the front shows some loss of the gilt. The binding is a tad loose at both front and back hinges though the text block itself is sound.; Signed by All Authors 21563 
Price: 20.00 CDN
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Landscapes of Glory: An English Pilgrimage., Davies, Tom.
13 Davies, Tom. Landscapes of Glory: An English Pilgrimage.
London, UK. Triangle Books 1996 0281049084 / 9780281049080 Softcover Fine Illustrated by Jean Freer 
8vo - 19.5 x 12.5 cm.; viii - 108 pp. A Welshman and journalist, Davies sets out to track down the soul of England through his travels. A powerful call on God by a Celtic heart and a poetic and funny meditation on the joys of the ordinary world. An as-new and unused book. 3623 
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The Voyage of the Jeannette: The Ship and Ice Journals of George W. De Long, Volume II., De Long, George W. and Emma De Long (editor).
14 De Long, George W. and Emma De Long (editor). The Voyage of the Jeannette: The Ship and Ice Journals of George W. De Long, Volume II.
New York. Houghton Mifflin Co. 1884 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 
8vo - 23 x 14.5 cm.; xii - pages 441 to 911. Professionally rebound in a beige linen cloth with paste on spine and front board labels with other repairs made as required. All maps, engravings and illustrations are present. Bottom fore edge corner of pp. 487/8 is missing affecting 1 word of the text. Otherwise a very nice copy. Very minimal foxing present. Digital images of any aspect are available upon request. This is Volume II only. A clear and removable archival cover has been fitted. 3103 
Price: 72.00 CDN
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Osterreichs Anteil an der Erforschung der Erde., Hassinger, Hugo.
15 Hassinger, Hugo. Osterreichs Anteil an der Erforschung der Erde.
Wien Verlag Adolf Holzhausens NFG. Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
8vo - 24 x 17 cm.; 194 pp. Text is in Austrian German. No copyright date; a reprint. Footnotes, index, 3 foldouts. Paper covered boards with cloth spine. Minor edgewear, some corner bumping; binding tight, text pages clean. Dust jacket has sunned spine, some light soiling and edgewear with a few small closed tears. 14160 
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Overnight or Short Stay at Religious Houses Around the World., Hughes Ret., Colonel James J. and Victorai D. Hughes.
16 Hughes Ret., Colonel James J. and Victorai D. Hughes. Overnight or Short Stay at Religious Houses Around the World.
Bloomfield, New Jersey. Hugen Press. (1995) 0963242725 / 9780963242723 Softcover Good 
8vo - 21.5 x 14 cm.; vii - 152 pp. First published in 1995, this is the fifth edition, revised and extended. One appendix that includes several maps of European locations. Alphabetical listings by countries and districts. Marginalia present with some underlining, a wee bit of highlighting but mostly marginal checkmarks and asterisks. Mild to moderate wear to the covers with the binding being tight. 28152 
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Bulletin of the American Geographical Society: Volume XXXIV, No. 1, February, 1902., Hurlbut, Geo. C. (editor).
17 Hurlbut, Geo. C. (editor). Bulletin of the American Geographical Society: Volume XXXIV, No. 1, February, 1902.
New York, New York American Geographical Society 1902 Soft Cover Fair 
8vo - 24.5 x 15.5 cm.; Pages 1 to 93. The society was founded in 1852 with the object of encouraging geographical exploration and discovery. Contents (articles only): 1 - "Recent Work of the US Geological Survey in Alaska" by F. C. Schrader, 2 - "The Tides in the Midst of the Pacific Ocean, A Study" by Alexander Brownlie, 3 - "Physiographic Notes" by Ralph S. Tarr, 4 - "The Preglacial Course of the Middle Portion of the Genesee River" by R. H. Whitbeck, 5 - "Notes on Climatology" by Robert DeC. Ward, 6 - "Notes on Geographical Education" by Richard E. Dodge, 7 - "M. Froidevaux's Paris Letter". The paper covers are detached and are themselves edge worn and browned. The interior is clean with some pages still uncut on the top and fore edges.; Magazine 13046 
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Bulletin of the American Geographical Society: Volume XXXIV, No. 2, April 1902., Hurlbut, Geo. C. (editor).
18 Hurlbut, Geo. C. (editor). Bulletin of the American Geographical Society: Volume XXXIV, No. 2, April 1902.
New York, New York American Geographical Society 1902 Soft Cover Good 
8vo - 24.5 x 15.5 cm.; Pages 89 to 196. The society was founded in 1852 with the object of encouraging geographical exploration and discovery. Contents (articles only): 1 - "The Physiographic Divisions of Kansas" by George I. Adams, 2 - "The Geography of Cuba" by T. Wayland Vaughan and A. C. Spencer, 3 - "The Tides in the Midst of the Pacific Ocean" by Alexander Brownlie, 4 - "The Isthmian Canal" by Arthur P. Davis, 5 - "Abstract of an Address" by M. Hughes le Rouz, 6 - "Notes on Climatology" by Robert Dec. Ward, 7 - "Notes on the Tidal Bore" by John V. V. Booraem, 8 - "Manufactures of the United States" by Henry Gannett, 9 - "Map Notices" by Henry Gannett, 10 - "M. Froidevaux's Paris Letter", 11 - "Obituary - Robert L. Viele". The paper covers are edge worn and browned. The interior is clean with some pages still uncut on the top and fore edges.; Magazine 13047 
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Bulletin of the American Geographical Society: Volume XXXIV, No. 3, June 1902., Hurlbut, Geo. C. (editor).
19 Hurlbut, Geo. C. (editor). Bulletin of the American Geographical Society: Volume XXXIV, No. 3, June 1902.
New York, New York American Geographical Society 1902 Soft Cover Good 
8vo - 24.5 x 15.5 cm.; Pages 197 to 282. The society was founded in 1852 with the object of encouraging geographical exploration and discovery. Contents (articles only): 1 - "Maps and Map Making" by John R. Torbert, 2 - "The Forest People of British Guiana" by James Rodway, 3 - "The Ruined Pueblo in New Mexico Discovered by Vargas in 1692" by J. Walter Fewkes, 4 - "On the Flora of the West Indies with Special Reference to the Island of St. Kitts" by W. H. Alexander, 5 - "Notes on Economic Geography" by Albert Perry Brigham, 6 - "Notes on Climatology" by Robert Dec. Ward, 7 - "Census Statistics of Agriculture" by Henry Gannett, 8 - "M. Froidevuax's Paris Letter", 9 - "US Board on Geographic Names - Decisions", 10 - "Departure of the Windward" by H. L. Bridgman. The paper covers are edge worn and browned. The interior is clean with some pages still uncut on the top and fore edges. 13050 
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Bulletin of the American Geographical Society: Volume XXXV, Number 3, June 1903., Hurlbut, Geo. C. (editor).
20 Hurlbut, Geo. C. (editor). Bulletin of the American Geographical Society: Volume XXXV, Number 3, June 1903.
New York, New York American Geographical Society 1903 Soft Cover Good 
8vo - 24.5 x 15.5 cm.; Pages 231 to 326. The society was founded in 1852 with the object of encouraging geographical exploration and discovery. Contents (articles only): 1 - "Notes During a Journey in Guatemala, March - December 1902" by Gustav Eisen, 2 - "The Climate of the Philippines" by Walter S. Tower, 3 - "Topographic Surveys of New Jersey, Massachussetts and Ohio", 4 - "M. Froidevaux's Paris Letter", 5 - "The New Port of Vera Cruz". The paper covers are edge worn and browned. The interior is clean with some pages still uncut on the top and fore edges.; Magazine 13055 
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