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Amy Ferguson and The Nelson Boys' Choir. Part One: Beginnings 1904-1939. Part Two: The War Years and After 1940-1966. Part Three: Carrying On 1967-1971. Part Four: Developing the Boy's Inimitable Singing Voice from the workbooks of Amy Ferguson

By POISSON, Helen Ferguson

Comox, BC, 2001. Souvenir Edition. Staplebound. Fine. 4 vols.: 14, (16), 15-34; 20, (12), 21-44; 22, (12), 23-48; 26, (8), 27-56. Three 22 cm books and one 16 cm book. Numerous b&w illustrations. Staplebound. In cardboard box. Part I contains excerpts from Boys, Music and Mrs. F. by M. D. Bradshaw, 1971. Edition marked the inauguration of the Amy Ferguson Institute, Nelson, BC.

$35.00

The Roots of the Nazi Tree (The Text of a Speech Delivered by Grant Dexter Before the Canadian Club of Winnipeg, Jan. 14, 1939)

By DEXTER, Grant

Toronto: Draper Dobie & Company, 1939. Staplebound. Very good +. 7 p. including front cover. 28 cm. Cartoon on front cover. Staplebound booklet. Horizontal crease. Some pencil marks on rear. Speaker was the London Correspondent of the Winnipeg Free Press. Title comes from a 1937 speech by Hitler.

$40.00

Studies in Presocratic Philosophy Vol. I: The Beginnings of Philosophy

By FURLEY, David J.; ALLEN, R. E. (eds.)

London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1970. Cloth. Good +/Good. x, 429, 11 p. 23 cm. Red cloth hardcover in dustjacket. Bottom corners bumped and small white mark top rear. In dustjacket with a few tears and chips to edges. Pages neat and clean. Topics: the characteristics and effects of presocratic philosophy; Ionian philosophy; review of F. M. Cornford; equality and justice in early Greek cosmologies; theology and philosophy in early Greek thought; Popper on science and the presocratics; Theophrastus; Aristotle as historian; hot and cold, dry and wet in early Greek thought; Anaximander and the beginnings of Greek philosophy; Pythagoreans and Greek mathematics; the discovery of incommensurability by Hippasus of Metapontum; on Heraclitus.

$50.00

Modern Athens. Displayed in a Series of Veiws, or Edinburgh in the Nineteenth Century; Exhibiting the Whole of the New Buildings, Modern Improvements, Antiquities & Picturesque Scenery, of the Scottish Metropolis & Its Environs, From Original Drawings by Mr. Thomas. H. Shepherd. With Historical Topographical & Critical Illustrations
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Modern Athens. Displayed in a Series of Veiws, or Edinburgh in the Nineteenth Century; Exhibiting the Whole of the New Buildings, Modern Improvements, Antiquities & Picturesque Scenery, of the Scottish Metropolis & Its Environs, From Original Drawings by Mr. Thomas. H. Shepherd. With Historical Topographical & Critical Illustrations

By SHEPHERD, Thomas. H. (illus.)

London: Jones & Co. Temple of the Muses, 1829. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. vi, 88, [1] p. + engravings. 28 cm. Two engravings on frontispiece plate, two title page vignettes, and 99 engravings on 50 plates in rear section. Half burgundy leather with marbled paper boards. Front hinge and corners repaired. Boards rubbed and edges worn. Ink inscriptions on front free endpaper. Some foxing and thumbing. Tissue covers in rear section mostly present and intact. Thomas Hosmer Shepherd (1792–1864) was a watercolour artist well known for his architectural depictions. His paintings were the basis for steel engravings in many books like this one. Shepherd's work is characterized by an attention to detail and lifelike scenes that contain people, carriages, and horses. His scenes of Edinburgh, therefore, show patrons entering the Hunterian Museum, horses and carts at the vegetable and fish market, and soldiers in front of the castle. Note the unusual name of the publishing house. Bookseller James Lackington had a store in Finsbury Square named Temple of the Muses in the late 18th century. The shop had a frontage of 140 feet and was one of the sights of London. On top of the building was a dome with a flagpole, which flew a flag when Mr. Lackington was in residence, rather as though he was the king. And the king of booksellers he undoubtedly was, becoming the pioneer of remaindering and earning a profit of £5,000 in 1793. Later, in the early 1800s, the bookstore was sold to Jones and Company for distribution of their books and other works. Sadly, this remarkable edifice burned down in 1841.

$600.00

The Public Health Manual
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The Public Health Manual

By GLENN, James Morrison

St. Thomas, ON: The Municipal World, 1903. Very good. 131 p. 23 cm. Black cloth hardcover with gold print. Some rubbing to cloth, bumped corners, a bit of wear to lower front hinge. A little staining to text block edge. Title continues: "Containing the Public Health Acts of the Province of Ontario and Regulations of the Provincial Board of Health Together with Notes of Decided Cases." Contains smallpox, cholera and diptheria regulations, regulations re ice supplies, inspection of meat and milk supplies, vaccinations, prevention of fraud and manufacture of cheese and butter, much more. Tucked inside is an 8 p. supplement entitled "Regulations concerning Diptheria and Scarlet Fever" published by Municipal World in 1903.

$75.00

"Scrub;" Or, the Workhouse Boy's First Start in Life
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"Scrub;" Or, the Workhouse Boy's First Start in Life

By BALFOUR, Clara Lucas

London: S. W. Partridge & Co, nd. Second Edition. Softcover. Good. viii, 63, 16 p. 16 cm. B&w illustrations. Red cloth over paper. Some soiling to exterior. Cracked at p. viii. Front free endpaper missing.

$45.00

Canadian Soundings: Poems
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Canadian Soundings: Poems

By POTTLE, Herbert Lench

nd. ca. 1968. Softcover. Very good. 42 p. 23 cm. Staplebound card covers. Light soiling to exterior. Inscribed by author on title page.

$40.00

Professional Wresting
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Professional Wresting

By SMITH, Ed. W.

New York: American Sports Publishing Co, 1916. Paperback. Good +. No. 19R. "Red Cover Series" of Athletic Handbooks. [4], 95, [11] p. 17 cm. B&w illustrations. Staplebound paper covers. Chipped edges and spine ends. Some soiling to rear. Pages neat and clean.

$60.00

The Late Hour
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The Late Hour

By STRAND, Mark

New York: Atheneum, 1979. Paperback. Very good. viii, 48 p. 22 cm. Softcover. Label residue on rear. Slight wear and discolouration. Signed by author on title page and inscribed by former owner inside front cover.

$75.00

A Book of Written Readings
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A Book of Written Readings

By MCCAFFERY, Steve

Erin, ON: Press Porcepic, 1974. Softcover. Near fine. 136 p. 21 cm. Card covers. Inscribed by author on half title. Faint discolouration to covers.

$75.00

Drug of Choice
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Drug of Choice

By LANGE, John [CRICHTON, Michael]

The New American Library of Canada Limited, 1970. First printing. Softcover. Near fine. 143 p. 18 cm. Paperback.

$150.00

Les Homosexuels S'Organisent
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Les Homosexuels S'Organisent

By SYLVESTRE, Paul-François

Montreal: Les Editions Homeureux, 1976. Softcover. Ex library-very good +. 166 p. 22 cm. A few b&w illustrations. Paperback. Signed by author on title page. Ex library with label mark lower spine, a bit of soiling to covers. French text.

$50.00

Murder Stalks the Wakely Family
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Murder Stalks the Wakely Family

By DERLETH, August W.

New York: Loring & Mussey, 1934. First Edition of author's first hardcover book. Cloth. Ex library-fair. A Judge Peck Mystery Story. 239 p. 20 cm. Orange cloth hardcover. Some soiling to covers, slight spine lean, spine faded with worn head, a little wear to corners, front board tender. Library ink stamps on endpapers. Spotting or soiling throughout.

$75.00

Emmanuel Levinas' Conceptual Affinities with Liberation Theology
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Emmanuel Levinas' Conceptual Affinities with Liberation Theology

By MAYAMA, Alain

New York: Peter Lang, 2010. Hardcover. Near fine. American University Studies Series VII Theology and Religion vol. 292. xiii, 233 p. 23 cm. Mauve hardcover. Some light wear. Inside like new.

$75.00

Babylon: Its Revival and Final Desolation: Being the Second Series of Aids to Prophetic Enquiry
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Babylon: Its Revival and Final Desolation: Being the Second Series of Aids to Prophetic Enquiry

By NEWTON, Benjamin Wills

London: Houlston & Sons, 1859. Second edition, revised. Hardcover. Good +. 164, [2] p. 18 cm. One plate and one fold-out map. Brown cloth hardcover with bevelled edges, black and gold impressing. Corners bumped, spine faded with slightly torn ends. Some pencil marks. Describes the gradual decline of Babylon and its ruins, etc. Appendix.

$60.00

The Browns of Providence Plantations: Colonial Years
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The Browns of Providence Plantations: Colonial Years

By HEDGES, James B.

Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1952. Hardcover. Fine. xviii, 379 p. 24 cm. 8 b&w illustrations. 3/4 burgundy leather with burgundy cloth, gilt trim on spine. Page pasted in states the book awarded as a Lida Shaw King Prize to Jennifer S. N. Brown of the class of 1962, appointed Elisha Benjamin Andrews Scholar for Distinguished Excellence in College Studies. Very clean and neat. Indexed.

$75.00

China In Convulsion. Vol. I
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China In Convulsion. Vol. I

By SMITH, Arthur H.

New York: Fleming H. Revell, 1901. Cloth. Good +. xiv, [4], 3-364 p. 23 cm. 48 b&w illustrations and 2 maps. Red cloth hardcover with gold print and white and grey print. Spine faded and corners a little bumped. Ink signature on front free endpaper and ink notation on p. 48 margin. Occasional foxing or thumbing but most of text and illustrations are very clean. Some rough edges, particularly rear fold-out. Discusses anti-foreign riots (Boxer Rebellion) in China in late 19th century, sources of antipathy against foreigners, Protestants and Catholics in China, foreign occupation, etc.

$75.00

Honey Gal
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Honey Gal

By WILLEFORD, Charles

Beacon Books/Universal Publishing and Distributing, 1958. Softcover. Fair. B160. 188, [4] p. 18 cm. Pictorial paperback. Tape-repaired spine, tear in spine tail. Pages browned, tears in bottoms of pages up to p. 50.

$45.00

Until They Do Not Breathe
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Until They Do Not Breathe

By TUBBS, N. C.

New York: Arrow Publishing, February 1950. Softcover. Good. 128 p. 18 cm. Paperback. Covers separating from text block and paper browning. Ink signature and some foxing to title page. "A Lunatic At Large!"

$40.00

Poison Gas
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Poison Gas

London: The Union of Democratic Control, nd. ca. 1935. Very good. 63 p. 21 cm. Cover designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer. B&w photos within. Staplebound booklet. Light wear to spine and edge. Topics include: chlorine gas, phosgene, tear gas, mustard gas, Lewisite, incendiary bombing, thermit, descriptions of future warfare by Lt.-Gen. von Metszch, Dr. J. W. Hale, Major Lefebure, bacteria germs in warfare, Chislehurst caves, gas masks and protective clothing, etc.

$35.00

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