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"The Electrician" PRIMERS. being a series of helpful primers on electrical subjects, for the use of students and general readears. Vol. I./Volume 1 -- Theory

By: N/A

Price: $45.00

Publisher: London, "The Electrician" Printing and Publishing Co., Ltd., 1891

Edition: First Edition

A title from the publisher's series intended "to briefly describe in simple and correct language the present state of electrical knowledge." Gilt titles, advertising on end papers, 126 pages + advertisers' page + 15-page catalogue of other titles available from the publisher, illustrated. Worn corners, scraped spine, hinges beginning, light internal soil, slits to spine edges, general wear. Uncommon in first edition. View more info

A HANDBOOK FOR TRANSLATORS (With Special Reference to International Conference Translation)

By: Fuller, Frederick

Price: $22.50

Publisher: Gerrards Cross, Colin Smythe, 1973

Edition: First Edition

Fuller, a sometime senior advisor at the United Nations, attempts "to bring home to translators the danger of falling into a dull routine and the need for keeping the mind fresh and alert." Each leaf of text followed by a blank leaf intended for Notes. Red cloth w/black lettering to front cover/spine, 66 pages (not including blank leaves). Previous owner's signature to top edge of front end paper, moderate general wear (notes pages unused). Lacking dust jacket. View more info

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A History of Botany in West Virginia

By: Boone, Weldon

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Parsons, McClain Printing Company, 1965

Edition: First Edition

Boone gives "an account of the development of botany in West Virginia, with its beginning years before the State was formed and continuing up to the present." Green cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 196 pages (including index), illustrated. (C/BT) View more info

A HOUSE OF WORDS, Jewish Writing, Identity, and Memory (signed)

By: Ravvin, Norman

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Montreal & Kingston, McGill-Queen's University Press, 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Ravvin, on title page

Wraps edition issued simultaneously with the hardcover. A collection of essays "focusing on the way Jewish history -- particularly the Holocaust -- and tradition inform postwar North American Jewish literature," highlighting the concerns of such writers as Saul Bellow, Leonard Cohen, Eli Mandel, Mordecai Richler, Chava Rosenfarb, Philip Roth, and Nathanael West. Ravvin has signed this copy, on title page. 191 pages (including Notes, Bibliography, Index), illustra... View more info

A Journey in Ladakh

By: Harvey, Andrew

Price: $11.00

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape, 1983

Edition: First Edition

Olive cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 236 pages. View more info

A Manual of the Principles and Practice of Road-making: comprising the Location, Construction, and Improvement of Roads (Common, Macadam, Paved, Plane, etc.) and Rail-roads

By: Gillespie, W.M.

Price: $60.00

Publisher: New York, A.S. Barnes & Co./Wiley & Putnam; Collins Keese & Co. / Perkins & Marvin / Thomas Cowperthwait & Co. / Cushing & Sons, 1848

Edition: 2nd edition, with additions

After stating that the roads of the United States are inferior to those of any other civilized country, Gillespie offers a comprehensive guide to everything the roadbuilder knew in 1848. Brown cloth w/gilt lettering to spine, 340 pages + 4 pages of tables, illustrated. Edgewear, scraping/fraying/wear to corners/spine edges, previous owner's signature to front end paper, considerable foxing throughout, some dampstaining. (C/BT) View more info

A New Kind of Country

By: Gilman, Dorothy (pseudonym of Dorothy Gilman Butters)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Garden City, Doubleday & Company, 1978

Edition: First Edition

In her first work of non-fiction, the author of the enormously successful Mrs. Pollifax mystery novels relates "the moving story of the renascence she sought and found in a starkly beautiful coastal village in Nova Scotia," emerging with "a new landscape of the soul." Light grey boards w/blue cloth backstrip w/gilt spine lettering, 125 pages, dust jacket illustration by Ron Becker. A bit of foxing to top edge, a couple of bumps to top edge of front cover,... View more info

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A Private Concern (signed)

By: Seccombe, W.W.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Willowdale, Nelson, Foster & Scott, 1974

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Seccombe, on title page

Concerned about the gradual disappearance of freedom of communication and the lack of protection for small business against the monopolistic designs of huge corporations, the Seccombe relates "the sixty-year history of a business that was sold because it was too successful." Seccombe has inscribed this copy to master political strategist Dalton Camp ("Dalton C./Please advise/on or before Dec. 15/...could copies/of this book help?/Wally Seccombe.") Navy ... View more info

A Profile of the Tantramar Marshes

By: Bowser, Elaine, Sara Lochhead, Richard MacKinnon, Robert MacKinnon, Richard MacKinnon, Karen McClure, Kathy Skerrett, Diane Tye

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Sackville, No publisher, 1978

Edition: First Edition

"A Young Canada Works Project in the summer of 1978," supported the seven Mount Allison University students who researched and compiled this title. 130 pages (including Selected Bibliography), illustrated. Light general wear. Internally tight and clean. View more info

A Short History of the Scottish Coal-Mining Industry

By: McKechnie, James, and Murray Macgregor (editors)

Price: $12.50

Publisher: The National Coal Board, Scottish Division, 1956

Edition: First Edition

Intended primarily for school use, by senior pupils. Blue cloth, gilt lettering to front cover, 116 pages, including Index, illustrated, colour frontispiece, errata slip tipped-on at bottom of page 116. Moderate corner/spine end wear, tape stains to pastedowns/end papers, sticker shadow to top edge of front pastedown, previous owner's named inked out at top of front free end paper, previous owner's initials in top right corner of front free end paper, light foxing to e... View more info

A Treatise on Dinitrogen Fixation, Section III: Biology

By: Hardy, R.W.F., and Warren S. Silver (editors)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, John Wiley & Sons, 1977

Edition: First Edition

"Devoted to a consideration of the broader aspects of dinitrogen fixation--the organisms involved, pertinent physiological processes of the microbe and the host plant, and, where appropriate, certain phytogeographical facets." This copy contains the uncommon Errata slip laid in. Green cloth w/gilt cover design/spine lettering, 675 pages (including Subject Index and Taxonomic Index), illustrated. Mild spine slant, light corner/spine end wear, previous owner's name... View more info

A Treatise on Dinitrogen Fixation, Section IV: Agronomy and Ecology

By: Hardy, R.W.F., and A.H. Gibson (editors)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, John Wiley & Sons, 1977

Edition: First Edition

"Emphasizes the nature and extent of the contribution of free-living and symbiotic diazotrophs in both natural habitats and agricultural situations, and the factors, either environmental or managerial, that influence this contribution." Green cloth w/gilt cover design/spine lettering, 527 pages (including Subject Index and Taxonomic Index), graphs, charts. Spine slant, tiny smudge to bottom edge, previous owner's name/city/date to front free end paper. Edgeworn d... View more info

A WOMAN'S ALMANAC 1988, voices from Newfoundland and Labrador (signed)

By: White, Marian A. (editor)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: St. John's, Breakwater Books, 1987

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by White, on title page

An almanac/calendar "designed so you can record your agendas, stories, and special events," with historical data and astrological information, each month highlighting one of a group of twelve Newfoundland/Labrador women, among them Janice Udell, Eva Ellen Abbott, Joy Burt, Patti Au, Mani Aten (Mary Adele Andrews) Antane, Cassie Brown, Fran Innes, Sarabande (a singing group comprised of Jane Robinson, Antonia McGrath, Isabella St. John, Kathy Phippard, Ester Squir... View more info


By: N/A

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Aberdeen, Aberdeen Historical Society (printed by Friesen Printers), 1982

Edition: First Edition

The history of a small Saskatchewan community, containing information on groups, businesses and people, with 160 pages of family histories, hundreds of photographs, and a number of recipes. Red cloth w/gilt illustration/spine lettering, 307 pages. Some spine slant, light corner wear, light general wear. A nice copy. This item weighs more than the average book, so additional postage may be required. View more info

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ACADEMIC ARITHMETIC, Being Part Four of the Progressive School Series of Arithmetics

By: Kennedy, W.T., and Peter O'Hearn

Price: $13.50

Publisher: Halifax, T.C. Allen & Co., 1898

Edition: First Edition

Two Halifax school principals present the final part of their four-part Arithmetic, "designed for use in Academic and High Schools." Errata slip tipped in between copyright page and preface. Plum cloth w/black lettering/rule to front cover, 143 pages (including examination papers and answers. Previous owner's name in pencil, a few pencil notations throughout. View more info