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DAYLIGHTING CHEDOKE: EXPLORING HAMILTON'S HIDDEN CREEK.

by Terpstra, John. Signed.

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Published
2018
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Near Fine
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First Edition
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9781928088721
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Hamilton, Ontario: James Street North Books / Wolsak and Wynn , 2018. 133 pp, 8 1/2" H. Map endpapers. Signed by author on title page. "Chedoke is one of six creeks that weave their way through Hamilton (Ontario), but it is the most hidden, lost to culverts and concrete. It sees daylight only in a couple of waterfalls where… Read more
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ANNUAL REPORT FOR PERIOD ENDING MARCH 31st 1964.

by Kooyman, B.; Malaher, G.W.; Chalmers, F.B.; Danyluk, W.W.; Webster, W.K.; Braine, A.W.; Davey, A.P.; Richards, J.S.; Gauer, E.; Smith, H.P.

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Published
1964
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Manitoba: Department of Mines and Natural Resources , 1964. 106 pp, 9 5/8" H. B&w photographs, tables, graphs. Contents: Organization Outline; Personnel Chart; Fisheries Branch; Wildlife Branch; Lands Branch; Parks Branch; Forest Management Branch; Forest Protection Branch; Field Administration; Surveys Branch; Air Service. Interior - small tear at top snd bottom of gutter on rear half of pages,… Read more
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THE GUIDE TO TREES OF CANADA AND NORTH AMERICA.

by Mitchell, Alan.

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Published
1987
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Near Fine
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9781850280538
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NZ$36.57

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Limpsfield: Dragon's World, 1987. 199 pp, 11 11/16" H. Profusely illustrated throughout in colour and b&w, showing leaves, flowers, bark, fruit/nuts, seasonal changes, outlines, etc. Also includes a "Practical Reference Section" (Suitable Trees for the Garden / Planting a Tree / Pruning and Shaping / Improving Growth of Young Trees / Measuring Height) and "A Guide to the… Read more
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THE NATURE CALENDAR - WILD FLOWERS. 1913.

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Published
1913
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Velvet Calf Edition.
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New York: Barse & Hopkins, 1913. Unpaginated (approx. 50 pp, printed on one side only with versos blank), 11" H x 7 1/8" W. "Velvet Calf" (soft leather) front cover with letter/decoration in gilt, card rear cover, stud fasteners. 12 tipped in colour plates of North American wild flowers. All pages have gold decorative borders. Each… Read more
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THE QUILL AND THE CANDLE: POEMS OF BIRDLAND IN CANADA.

by Robb, Wallace Havelock.

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Published
1927
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Good
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Toronto: Ryerson Press, 1927. 55 pp, 8" H. Mottled grey paper-covered boards with dark blue lettering, dark blue and red decoration on front cover. 8 septia-tone full page illustrations, including frontispiece - three are from photographs by the author and five are from photographs of water-colours by Major Allan Brooks, D.S.O. Contents: "Listen!"; Song of Rossignol; Twang!… Read more
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THE RISTIGOUCHE AND ITS SALMON FISHING, WITH A CHAPTER ON ANGLING LITERATURE.

by Sage, Dean. Edited by Colonel Henry A. Siegel and Harry C. Marschalk, Jr. Introduction by Arnold Gingrich. Notice by DeWitt Sage.

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Published
1973
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Very Good+
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Limited Edition.
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Goshen, Connecticut: Angler's and Shooter's Press, 1973. (xxxvi), (xvi), 304 pp, 12 3/4" H. No. 115 of 250 copies, initialled on limitation page by both editors. Full dark blue leather with bevelled edges, five raised bands and gilt lettering/decoration on spine, gilt banding and illustration of bird of prey with salmon on front board. Top edge gilt,… Read more
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image of HALTON:  RISING, WILD, AND BECKONING.  WITH 'YOUR GUIDE TO HALTON' FOLDING MAP.

HALTON: RISING, WILD, AND BECKONING. WITH 'YOUR GUIDE TO HALTON' FOLDING MAP.

by Guthrie, Ann, text. Foreword by Robert Bateman. Conclusion by Pat and Rosemarie Keough.

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Published
1998
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Very Good+
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First Edition
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Milton, Ontario: Conservation Halton Foundation / Boston Mills Press , 1998. 144 pp, oblong 9 3/8" H x 11 3/4" D. Beautifully illustrated with color photographs and maps. Folding guide map laid-in. "(A) guide to one of the most beautiful and diverse places in Ontario, the Halton watershed , which includes the world-renowned Niagara Escarpment, Carolinian forests,… Read more
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CASTOROLOGIA, OR THE HISTORY AND TRADITIONS OF THE CANADIAN BEAVER. AN EXHAUSTIVE MONOGRAPH, POPULARLY WRITTEN AND FULLY ILLUSTRATED.

by Martin, Horace T.

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Published
1892
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Good
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First Edition
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Montreal: Wm. Drysdale, 1892. 238 pp, 9 1/4" H. Brown cloth, bevelled boards, gilt lettering/decoration on spine and front board, top edge gilt. Inscribed on verso of frontispiece by the publisher: "To John Irwin Esq / of St. Andrews / Que / Feb. 1st / William F. Drysdale." Over 50 b&w illustrations (collated). Contents: Introduction; Mythology… Read more
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SUMMERTIMES: IN CELEBRATION OF 100 YEARS OF THE MUSKOKA LAKES ASSOCIATION.

by Reid, Ron; Gray, William M.; Peake, Sean; Pryke, Susan; King, Paul; Tatley, Richard; Mason, D.H.C.; Boyer, Barbaranne; O'Brien, Brendan; Smith, Graham; Gockel, Paul; Ross, Judy.

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Published
1994
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Near Fine
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First Edition
ISBN
9781550460810
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Toronto / Erin : Stoddart/Boston Mills, 1994. 192 pp, 12 1/4"H. Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, reproductions. Contents: Foreword; Enduring Land of Rock: A Natural History of Muskoka; Obajewanung: The First Peoples; David Thompson Slept Here: Muskoka's First Surveyor; In the Footsteps of the Mapmakers: Explorers and Surveyors; The Promised Land: Early Settlers; Timber!: The Lumber… Read more
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REPORT OF THE MINISTER OF LANDS AND FORESTS OF THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO FOR THE YEAR ENDING 31st OCTOBER 1933. SESSIONAL PAPER NO. 3, 1934.

by Cain, W.C.; Zavitz, E.J.; Rorke, L.V.

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Published
1934
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Very Good -
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Toronto: Herbert H. Ball, 1934. 140 pp, 9 3/4" H. Medium blue covers with gilt lettering on spine/front board, gilt Ontario crest on front board. Minister's Annual Report; Department Inside Officers and Clerks; Department Outside Agents and Inspectors; Statement of Lands Sold and Leased, with Collections; Gross Revenue; Revenue Refunds; Receipts (Special Funds); Disbursements; Timber Cut and Amounts… Read more
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OIL AND WATER: THE STRUGGLE FOR GEORGES BANK.

by Macleish, William H.

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Published
1985
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Very Good
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First Edition
ISBN
9780871130075
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Boston: Atlantic Monthly Press, 1985. 304 pp, 8 1/2" H. "Georges Bank, 20,000 square miles of turbulent shoal water off Nantucket, is one of the richest fishing grounds in the world, its depths populated by cod, haddock, flatfish, and scallops. Until recently it was a gathering place for immense fishing trawlers of all nations. Then the Bank… Read more
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REPORT OF THE MINISTER OF LANDS AND FORESTS OF THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO FOR THE YEAR ENDING 31st OCTOBER 1934. SESSIONAL PAPER NO. 3, 1935.

by Cain, W.C.; Zavitz, E.J.; Rorke, L.V.

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Published
1935
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Very Good
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Toronto: Thomas E. Bowman , 1935. 117 pp, 9 3/4" H. Medium blue covers with gilt lettering on spine/front board, gilt Ontario crest on front board. Minister's Annual Report; Department Inside Officers and Clerks; Department Outside Agents and Inspectors; Statement of Lands Sold and Leased, with Collections; Gross Revenue; Revenue Refunds; Receipts (Special Funds); Disbursements; Timber Cut and… Read more
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Toronto: Thomas E. Bowman , 1936. 114 pp, 9 3/4" H. Medium blue covers with gilt lettering on spine/front board, gilt Ontario crest on front board. Minister's Annual Report; Department Inside Officers and Clerks; Department Outside Agents and Inspectors; Statement of Lands Sold and Leased, with Collections; Gross Revenue; Revenue Refunds; Receipts (Special Funds); Disbursements; Timber Cut and… Read more
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THIS IS THE NEWFOUNDLAND. OFFICIAL BREED BOOK OF THE NEWFOUNDLAND CLUB OF AMERICA.

by Stetson, Joe, Editor. Foreword by Maynard K. Drury.

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Published
1956
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Very Good -
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Orange, Connecticut: Practical Science Publishing, 1956. 270 pp, 8 3/4" H. Black boards with white lettering on spine. Map endpapers, b&w photographs, drawings, reproductions. Contents: Origin; History; The Newfoundland in Art, Literature, Lore and Legend; Companion and Guardian; The Newfoundland as a Working Dog; Care; Feeding; Medicine and First Aid; Training and Obedience Work; The Standard… Read more
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MONO CLIFFS PROVINCIAL PARK MASTER PLAN.

by Dodds, Brian and Tomlinson, David.

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Published
1974
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Very Good
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Aurora, Ontario: Brian Dodds / David Tomlinson Landscape Architects for Ministry of Natural Resources, Ontario, 1974. 46 pp, 10 3/4" H. 7 monotone drawings by Dorothy Clark McClure, 8 maps (6 fold-out). Letter approving the Master Plan from Leo Bernier, Minister of Natural Resources, attached to rear of title page. Name of Deputy Minister on title page… Read more
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image of THE AQUATIC EXPLORERS:  A HISTORY OF THE FISHERIES RESEARCH BOARD OF CANADA.

THE AQUATIC EXPLORERS: A HISTORY OF THE FISHERIES RESEARCH BOARD OF CANADA.

by Johnstone, Kenneth.

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Published
1977
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Very Good
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780802022707
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Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1977. 342 pp, 10 1/2" H. B&w photographs. "In 1898 a group of scientists, working without pay, often under hazardous conditions with only the most primitive equipment, began a systematic study of the fishes of Canada's inland and marine waters. The team operated under the aegis of a board of management which… Read more
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CASTLEGUARD.

by Muir, Dalton and Ford, Derek. Foreword by J. Keith Fraser.

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Published
1985
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Very Good+
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780660117904
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Ottawa: Ministry of Environment, 1985. Unpaginated, oblong (8 3/4" H x 11 1/4" D). 113 colour photographs, plus three maps. "Beside the Columbia Icefield, in Banff National Park, lies a narrow valley. One end of the valley is a barren arctic waste, newly formed by the retreat of the ice ages. Gradually, it grades into an… Read more
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NOT AS THE CROW FLIES. A LIFETIME OF ADVENTURES IN EXOTIC AND UNTAMED LANDS.

by Shortt, Terry.

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Published
1975
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Very Good+
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First Edition
ISBN
9780771081675
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Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1975. 255 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). Signed by author under printed name on title page and inscribed by him on the half title page: "To Ruth: / with affection and / best wishes / Terry Shortt". B&w drawings. "A lifetime of adventure in the world's most exotic, untamed lands - an… Read more
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BACK TRACKING IN THE FUR INDUSTRY.

by Hodgson, Robert G.

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Published
1947
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Very Good-
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First Edition
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Toronto: Fur Trade Journal of Canada, 1947. 100 pp, 11 7/8" H. Dark blue cloth with black lettering/decoration on front board. B&w photographs, drawings. Contents: Introduction; The Early Silver Fox Industry and the Men Who Made It (Sir Charles Dalton's Own Story / Frank Tuplin / B.I. Rayner / Jim Tuplin / The Industry Spreads / Russia… Read more
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THE SPORTSMAN AND NATURALIST IN CANADA; OR NOTES ON THE NATURAL HISTORY OF THE GAME, GAME BIRDS, AND FISH OF THAT COUNTRY.

by King, W. Ross, Major.

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Published
1974
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Facsimile Edition.
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Toronto: Coles, 1974. 334 pp, 8 3/8" H. B&w drawings. One of the Coles Canadian Collection - a facsimile of the edition published by Hurst & Blackett, London, 1866. "Step into the boots of a touring English sportsman, travel across the ocean and up the St. Lawrence River. Ramble vast tracts of primaeval forest, game stocked… Read more
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