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    The Long Trick of Pennywise by Pound John

    North Devon, United Kingdom: Arthur H. Stockwell Limited, 1990. 1st edition. 79 pages. Illustrated by David Berry. The subtitle of this book is "A Tale of the Cheshire Waterways" and it is based on the adventures of a family on the Pennywise navigating the Cheshire waterways. An attractive book in original pictorial card covers. Very Good++. REDUCED POSTAGE ON THIS ITEM. . First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good++. Illus. by David Berry. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.



    Safety of Dams: by Not listed

    A very nice copy in very good condition, clean and unmarked except for the name "McLean" printed on the front wrap, upper right-hand corner.



    The Allegheny by Way, Frederick, Jr

    Farrar and Rinehart, 1942. 1st. Hardcover. A VG+ tight copy with a VG to VG+ litely edgeworn dj. Rivers of America Series.



    Report from The Committee on Roads and Canals, to whom were referred sundry memorials of the citizens of New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, and Wisconsin, praying Congress to take measures to opean a canal around the Falls of St. Mary's, at the outlet of lake Superior; also, a bill proposing an appropriation for that object

    Washington, 1844. In Book Box. Near Fine. 28th Congress, 1st Session. Report No. 268. 45 p. 25 cm. Fold-out chart. Disbound. In folderwith red cloth and blue paper. Some discolouration to blue paper. In beige cloth and green and brown paper slipcase. Pp. 17-32 darkened. Spot on last page. Former owner's label on flap and small bookseller's sticker on rear pastedown.



    The Amazing MIssissippi by Willard Price

    John Day, 1963. First American Edition. Hardcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. 188 pages + b/w photos. Ex-library with typical marks, light discoloring and wear; good sound binding. Contents include Backbone of America; Infant Mississippi; Land of 10,000 Lakes; The Parboiled Nudes; Lumberjacks and Monsters; Small Boat Big River; The Heavenly Twins; Steamboat Memories; Miracle of the Towboat; Cities that Never Were; Aboard the Huck Finn; Playboat and Showboat; Cairo is in Egypt; A River Changes Its Sex; The Shantyboat; Old Al Abdicates; The Great WAll; Snagboat and Delta Queen; New Orleans and BEyond; Deep Delta. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Standard Weight. Category: American History; Inventory No: 109528. .



    The Maritime Canal of Suez: Brief Memoir of the Enterprise From its Earliest Date, and Comparison of its Probable Results with those of a Ship Canal Across Darien by NOURSE, J. E

    Washington City: Philp & Solomons, 1869. Soft cover. Fair. 57 p. 24 cm. 2 fold-out maps (1 colour), b&w map, 2 b&w illustrations. Original covers attached to white paper. Ink signature on front cover. Folding maps extensively repaired. Title page attached with repair paper. Former owner's label attached inside front cover. Bottom corner of p. 23 dampstained. Front cover gives date as 1870.



    Minutes of Meetings of the Cromford Canal Company 1789 - 1799 by Potter and Riden (Ed)

    Chesterfield, Great Britain: Derbyshire Record Society, 2015. 1st edition. 8vo. 192 pages including detailed index. This is an excellent detailed record of the running of the company over a 10 year period from 1789 to 1799. In original black cloth gilt hard cover binding. Fine in Fine attractive pictorial dust wrapper. MAY REQUIRE EXTRA POSTAGE OUTSIDE UK. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo.



    The Canal Age by Hadfield, Charles

    Newton Abbot: David & Charles. VG : in very good condition with dust jacket. 1981. Reprint. Green hardback cloth cover. 220mm x 150mm (9" x 6"). 233pp. .



    Lake, River & Sea-Run Fishes of Canada by Wooding, Frederick H

    Madeira Park, BC: Harbour., 1994 First edition in hardcover with dust jacket. 303 pp. Illustrations, references, index. One light corner bump, jacket has one small tear. Near Fine/Near Fine.. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. BW1-6.



    The River Runs Uphill: A Story of Success and Failure by AICKMAN, Robert

    Burton on Trent: J.M. Pearson, 1986. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Fine. 210 p. 22 cm. B&w photographs in centre section. Blue cloth hardcover in mylar-covered dustjacket. Owner's label on half title. A history of the Inland Waterways Association by one of its founders.



    The Connecticut by Hard, Walter

    New York: Rinehart & Company, 1947. First edition. Hardcover. Douglas W. Gorsline. 310pp. Octavo [21 cm] Gray cloth with title gilt stamped on backstrip. Very good/Near fine. Light rubbing to extremities of spine faded jacket. Thirty-second volume in the 'Rivers of America' series. Illustrated by Douglas W. Gorsline. Fitzgerald C26.



    The Amazing Mississippi by Price Willard

    New York: The John Day Company, 1963. Willard Price explores the Mississippi River from source to mouth. Here in word and 48 photographs is the story of America's watery backbone, past and present told in the most interesting way. It provides a wealth of history that we should all understand and appreciate. The photographs are by the author and Mary Virginia Price. An index is also supplied. A sound, clean book in a photo illustrated, price-intact dust jacket.. First American Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.



    Colorado River Controversies by Stanton, Robert Brewster; Edited by James M. Chalfant

    New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1932. First edition. Hardcover. 232pp. Octavo [22 cm] Red cloth covered boards with gilt stamped titles on the spine and front cover (The gilt on the spine has rubbed off). Very good. The extremities are gently bumped and rubbed. The spine is sunned, and just a little stained. There are a handful of small stains on the text block edges, and the top edge of the text block is darkened. The pages are tanned, and have occasional light foxing. Foreword by Julius F. Stone. Robert Brewster Stanton was a civil engineer and surveyor of canyons in Colorado for the Colorado Canyon and Pacific Railroad Company between 1889 and 1890.



    Physicochemical Processes: For Water Quality Control by Weber Jr., Walter J

    Wiley. Hardcover. 0471924350 Missing dust jacket. Has writing/highlighting. Acceptable Condition. Five star seller - Buy with confidence! . Fair.



    Waterways and Railways to Warrington by Norton Peter

    Caterham, Great Britain: Railway & Canal Historical Society, 1974. 1st edition. 70 pages including several excellent detailed maps. This is an expertly written account of the waterways and railways surrounding Warrington. A scarce first edition. In original pictorial blue card covers. Very Good++. REDUCED POSTAGE ON THIS ITEM. . First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good++. Small 4to.



    San Francisco Bay: The Urbanized Estuary. Investigations into the Natural History of San Francisco Bay and Delta; With Reverence to the Influence of Man by Conomos, T. John, editor, Margaret Berson, assistant editor

    San Francisco: Pacific Division/American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1979. Paperback. 493p., coated paperstock illustrated with charts, maps and diagrams; softbound in 10x7 inch decorated wraps. Mild external signs of wear, top edge has a couple light bumps, ownership name of [A. Starker] Leopold on cover (he was a Berkeley prof and environmentalist), good clean copy. Fifty-eighth annual meeting of the Pacific Division held at SF State University June 12-16, 1977.



    On the Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal by Waterson, Alec

    Radcliffe, Great Britain: Neil Richardson, 1985. 1st edition. A5. 82 pages. Well illustrated throughout with maps, plans and black and white photographic plates. A mine of information on the canal. In original attractive pictorial grey card covers. Very Good+. REDUCED POSTAGE ON THIS ITEM. Delph Books Tel: 0161 764 4488. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good+. A5.



    Suwannee River: Strange Green Land by Matschat, Cecile Hulse

    New York: The Literary Guild of America, 1938. Hardcover. Good in Poor dust jacket. Illustrated by Alexander Key. Sound binding and hinges. Clean, age-darkened pages. Cloth over boards is edge rubbed with bumped corners, overall light shelf wear. DJ tattered, front flap detached but present. ; History, description, and folklore of the Suwannee River. Essay by Constance Lindsay Skinner, "Rivers and American Folk," at end. ; Rivers of America; 8.25" tall; 309 pages.



    THE BRIDGE: a story of the Great Lakes by PICKTHALL, M.L.C. (Marjorie)

    London: Hodder & Stoughton, no date (1922), 1922. Light blue cloth lettered in black. Light yellowing to endpapers, tanning to inner margins of free endpapers, two small tan spots on very lightly darkened spine, and a couple small faint damp spots on front cover, yellowing to page edges, else fine, no owner names. Dust jacket has chips across head of spine and small corner chips at foot, but no lettering lost; small chips to outer corners; splits to lower spine folds internally repaired; VG otherwise, attractive.. Art by D. Farley. The second of two novels for adults, after three juveniles, by this major minor Canadian poet. Uncommon in any sort of jacket.. First printing. Hardcover. Octavo.



    Agents of Revolution - John and Thomas Gilbert - Entrepreneurs by Lead Peter:

    Keele, Great Britain: University of Keele, 1989. 1st edition. 8vo. 183 pages including list of subscribers and bibliography. Contains many good illustrations, maps and plans in black and white. This is volume II in the Staffordshire Heritage Series. An excellent detailed account of the canal pioneers in Staffordshire and the Midlands. In attractive pictorial soft covers. Fine. A real bargain!. First Edition. Soft Cover. Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.



    Search & recovery by Erickson, Ralph D

    Santa Ana Ca: Professional Association of Diving Instructors, 1983. 52p., photo and diagrammatic illustration, trade-size glossy color wraps, mild edgewear, a very good copy.



    Recollections of Boat Building at Ladyshore for the Manchester, Bolton, Bury Canal by Waterson, Alec

    Bury, Great Britain: The Author, 1982. 1st edition. A5. 29 pages including numerous excellent line drawings. A first class detailed account of narrow boat building at Ladyshore. In original blue pictorial textured card covers. Very Good++. REDUCED POSTAGE ON THIS ITEM. . First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good++. A5.



    Oceanic Birds of South America (2 vols). by Murphy, Robert Cushman

    New York:: Macmillan. Cloth. 1245 pp., 4to. Cloth hardcovers. 2 vols. A study of species of the related coasts & seas, including the american Quadrant of Antarctica based upon the Brewster-Sanford collection in the american Museum of Natural History. Illustrated w/ paintings by Francis L. Jaques, & photos, maps & other drawings. Some sunning, scuffing, flexing & shelfwear to boards. Moderate sunning, slight scuffing, shelfwear, cocking & shaking to spines but bindings very sturdy. Slight soiling to textblock edges. Po pen inscriptions to ffeps, otherwise pgs clean & crisp. . Very Good. 1936..



    Coal, Cotton and Canals by Malet Hugh

    Radcliffe, Great Britain: Neil Richardson, 1990. 3rd edition. A4. 12 pages. It consists of 3 studies in local canal history by Dr Hugh Malet. Well illustrated trhoughout with good black and white photographic plates and drawings including a double spread plan of the Duke of Bridgewater navigable canal in 1769.A very interesting and informative item. In original attractive pictorial buff card covers. Very Good+. REDUCED POSTAGE ON THIS ITEM. . Third Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good+. A4.



    Wilderness Rivers of America by Jenkinson, Michael

    Abrams, 1981. 1st . Hardcover. A FINE tight copy in a FINE bright dj!.

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