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WILD FLOWERS OF THE NORTH AMERICAN MOUNTAINS.
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WILD FLOWERS OF THE NORTH AMERICAN MOUNTAINS.

By Henshaw, Julia W.

New York: Robert M. McBride, 1915. 383 pp, 8 3/8" H. Reddish brown cloth with gilt lettering on spine, gilt lettering & black/red/gold illustration on front board. 16 colour plates (including frontispiece and one plate with two examples), 64 b&w plates - all present. Contents: General Key to the Families; Ferns and Fern Allies; Trees; Reeds, Grasses, Sedges and Rushes; White to Green and Brown Flowers; Pink to Red Flowers; Blue to Purple Flowers; Yellow to Orange Flowers; Glossary; Index to Scientific Names; Index to English Names. In spring, "the snow-crowned mountains rule over an enchanting land of foliage, ferns and fungi, and the alpine meadows are ablaze with bright-hued flowers that grow luxuriantly beneath the broad blue tent of the sky. From the mountains of the Yukon and Alaska to the hills of Nova Scotia and New England, in the Rockies, the Selkirks and the mountain ranges of Montana, Dakota, Washington, Oregon, California and the other States, you will find that the same miracle has been wrought. On the lower levels white-flowered scarlet-fruited shrubs mingle with the Wintergreens, Larkspurs, Violets and Columbines; flaming Indian Paint Brushes, Gentians, Queen-cups and purple Vetches cover many a slope ---." Old repair to inside front hinge - gluing of split in paper, 1917 school presentation notation in ink on free front endpaper, a 1" tear archivally taped at top of title page, some slight separation between some page gatherings but holding firmly, light toning to pages, moderate browning to edges of text block, light to moderate edge wear to baords, light rubbing to illustration on front board, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, three small scuffs/dents on rear hinge with some loss of cloth, tiny dent on fore-edge of both boards. Book is protected in a rubbed stiff mylar sleeve. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Good.

$35.00

THE NATURE CALENDAR - WILD FLOWERS.  1913.
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THE NATURE CALENDAR - WILD FLOWERS. 1913.

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 month is preceded by an illustration, describing the flower's preferred habitat, flowering season and distribution throughout the United States and Canada, and a poetic quotation, except for January where the illustration is on the title page. Then, depending on the amount of flora blooming that month, there is either further related poetry or "Wild flowers that are to be found in the Month of ____ And the locality in which you will find them." A charming Arts & Crafts style production. Interior - sharp crease/almost a tear across the top (tipped-in) edge of first colour plate, simulated silk paper covering is missing from the inside of the front cover - small pieces are left and still glued to the edges, creases at top corner of front free endpaper and the title page, light browning to title page, five page leaves have a rease at the top corner, small tear at fore-edge of rear free endpaper - archivally taped. Exterior - moderate wear to edges of rear board - also some small stains and one corner bump, front leather cover has some small areas of rubbing and areas of colour fading - also light edge wear with a tiny edge tear and tiny chip, light browning to edges of text block.. Velvet Calf Edition.. Leather & Card. Good.

$35.00

THE QUILL AND THE CANDLE:  POEMS OF BIRDLAND IN CANADA.
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THE QUILL AND THE CANDLE: POEMS OF BIRDLAND IN CANADA.

By Robb, Wallace Havelock.

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! Twang!; "Flutter Low"; I Live in Cazenovia; Meditation; Tremble Song, and Quaver Owl; The Great Untamed; The Cry of Wa-Wa; Whip-poor-will; Belleville the Beautiful; Autumn Birdsong; The Snowbirds of Christmas, and Little Snowflake; In a Berry Tree; Easter Flowers; Morningsong of Spring; Children Longing to Fly; The Great Blue Heron; I Wish I Were a Boy Again; In the Forest; The King of Fair Renown; The Forest Fire; Buried Poems of Birdland; Behold, O My Country; Morningsong; Lone Loon in the Gloaming. The second last picture plate has a very small tear (archivally taped), creases and dust soiling at fore-edge; light edge wear to boards - more at corners; one very small corner bump; small shallow bump at top edge of front board; light browning and some darkening to edges of text block; slight bump at top/bottom of spine.. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Major Allan Brooks..

$25.00

RATTRAY MARSH, THEN AND NOW:  ARTICLES ON THE HUMAN SETTLEMENT AND NATURAL HISTORY OF THE RATTRAY MARSH CONSERVATION AREA.
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RATTRAY MARSH, THEN AND NOW: ARTICLES ON THE HUMAN SETTLEMENT AND NATURAL HISTORY OF THE RATTRAY MARSH CONSERVATION AREA.

By Hussey, Ruth and Goulin, Judith. Ian D. Macdonald, Elliott G. Heslop, John Newell, Lorelie Mitchell, Kirsten Burling. Epilogue by James E. Bendell.

Rattray Marsh Protection Association, 1990. 210 pp, 9" H. B&w photographs, drawings, maps - errata slip glued in on 'Notes' section at rear. "There is a special, wild place in the heart of the City of Mississauga, where rare animals and plants thrive surrounded by development. This book is a complete and living chronicle of the Rattray Marsh Conservation Area, its human settlement and natural history. It is a must for those who value such pockets of nature. Yet (it) does more. It is a statement of how we can successfully live in harmony with nature and wild things. It is an open-eyed description of how this area was preserved and how it can be maintained." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - slight twist to spine, very light edge wear, two tiny corner creases, small slight bump at fore-edge of front cover, small very light stain on top of text block, minor rubbing.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good -.

$20.00

PIONEER GARDENS AT BLACK CREEK PIONEER VILLAGE.
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PIONEER GARDENS AT BLACK CREEK PIONEER VILLAGE.

By Langdon, Eustella. Foreword by Russell Cooper.

Toronto: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1972. 64 pp, 10 1/4" H. Dark brown simulated leather covers with gilt lettering/decoration on front board, gilt lettering on spine. Colour photographs, reproductions. "(B)rings together the historical information gleaned through original research conducted for the planning of the gardens at Black Creek Pioneer Village. It reveals which plants the Canadian pioneers grew in their gardens, and how they used them. (I)ncludes photographs of Black Creek Pioneer Village, pioneer recipes, herbal remedies, paintings and drawings done by pioneers, rare old documents and botanical illustrations. (B)rings alive an era when people lived close to the land (and shows) how important gardens were in our early history." Light lean to spine, two tiny dents on top edge of front board, small rub mark on front board. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear - mostly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing on panels, crease at top edge of front panel.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.

$15.00

THE RISTIGOUCHE AND ITS SALMON FISHING, WITH A CHAPTER ON ANGLING LITERATURE.
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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.

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, integral ribbon bookmark, marbled endpapers. A facsimile of the 1888 edition, reproducing the original b&w illustrations, fold-out map, decorative headpieces and initial capitals, etc., with the addition of a tissue-covered colour frontispiece by Charles DeFeo - "Dean Sage's Favorite Flies" (signed) and a colour plate by Ogden M. Pleissner (signed). Chapter headings: The River; Canoes and Indians; Camp Harmony; The Salmon; Tackle and How to Use It; The Salmon of the Matapedia Bridge; Hours for Angling; The Waugan et Infra; The Season of 1885; The Adventures of 1886; Angling Literature. Includes an Introduction by Arnold Gingrich, "A Notice of Dean Sage" by DeWitt L. Sage and a Bibliography. The verso of the free front endpaper shows some separation at the hinge (not visible from the front) - probably due to the thickness of the paper. Very minor wear at top/bottom corner of rear board and at bottom of rear hinge, very minor wear on bottom edge of both boards, small light scuff (approx. 3/4") to gilt on top of text block. A very handsome production. Additional pictures available on request. Very Good+ to Near Fine. Limited Edition.. Full-Leather. Very Good+. Illus. by Charles DeFeo and Ogden M. Pleissner..

$1250.00

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

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, Lake Ontario shoreline, creeks, valleys and rich wetlands. The book features 160 spectacular photographs that show how these vital natural landscapes coexist with Burlington, Oakville, Milton, Halton Hills and other communities in the watershed. More than 5,500 hectares of conservation lands protect the unique geological features and environmentally sensitive habitats in areas such as Hilton Falls, Crawford Lake, Rattlesnake Point, Bronte Creek Provincial Park and the Royal Botanical Gardens. From archaeological sites and a rare meromictic lake to the ancient cedars of Ontario's oldest growth forest, the watershed holds a treasure trove of fascinating places of which even the most knowledgeable residents and visitors may not be aware." Minor slant to spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, some areas of very light edge wrinkling, light rubbing on rear panel. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good+/Very Good.

$24.00

CASTOROLOGIA, OR THE HISTORY AND TRADITIONS OF THE CANADIAN BEAVER.  AN EXHAUSTIVE MONOGRAPH, POPULARLY WRITTEN AND FULLY ILLUSTRATED.
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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.

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 and Folklore; Mammoth Beavers; The European Beaver; The More Important American Rodents; Life History of the Canadian Beaver; Geographical Distribution; Engineering Accomplish-ments; Economic Considerations; Chemico-Medical Properties; Importance in Trade and Commerce; Uses of the Beaver in Manufactures; Hunting the Beaver; Experiments in Domestication; Anatomy - Osteology - Taxidermy; The Beaver in Heraldry; Appendices: Photo-copies from Original Documents - 1721-1726; Samuel Hearne's Account of the Beaver; Plaptypsyllus Castoris. Bookplate on front pastedown, a fe pages ahe rough edges due to opening, a few page edge tears archivally taped, light browning to edgews of text block, wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light edge and corner wear, wrinkling to cloth on spine, wrinkling/bubbling to cloth on front board, two very small dents on bottom edge of rear board, some light staining and color variation on cloth boards, some darkening to spine color.. Inscribed by Publisher.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good.

$125.00

SUMMERTIMES:  IN CELEBRATION OF 100 YEARS OF THE MUSKOKA LAKES ASSOCIATION.
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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.

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 Trade in Muskoka; The Muskoka Club: The First Islanders; The Last Waltz: Life in the Golden Era of Muskoka Resorts; Memories: Cottage Life at the Turn of the Century; Room with a View: Cottage Architects & Builders; Getting There is Half the Fun: Transportation in and Around Muskoka; A Reputation to Cherish: 100 Years of Boating; A Century of Concerns: The History of the Muskoka Lakes Association; Officers; Bibliography; Index. Very minor wear on bottom edge of boards. Dust jacket has very minor edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very minor rubbing. small crease at top corner of front flap.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good.

$27.50

FIFTY YEARS IN RETROSPECT.  CANADA, 1882-1932.
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FIFTY YEARS IN RETROSPECT. CANADA, 1882-1932.

By The Royal Society of Canada. (Lawrence Burpee, Sir Robert Falconer, Chanoine Emile Chartier, Aegidius Fauteux, Gustave Lanctot, Lorne Pierce, Chester Martin, Diamond Jenness, R.H. Coats, O.D. Skelton, A. Norman Shaw, J.C. Fields, F.M.G. Johnson, et al.

Toronto: Ryerson Press, 1932. 179 pp, 10 1/2" H. Teal cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front board. Contents: Introduction; The Intellectual Life of Canada as Reflected in Its Royal Society; La Litterature au Canada Francais; Cinquante Ans d'Histoire au Canada Francais; Retrospective d'Economie Sociale au Canada Francais; English Canadian Literature; Fifty Years of Canadian History; Fifty Years of Archaeology in Canada; Fifty Years of Statistical Progress; Fifty Years of Political and Economic Science in Canada; Presidential Address - Section III, Including an Account of the Progress of Physics in Canada; The Royal Society of Canada and Canadian Mathematics; Chemistry and the Royal Society of Canada; Fifty Years of Canadian Astronomy; Some Aspects of the Geological Studies of the Canadian Shield; Fifty Years of Pleistocene Geology in Canada; The Growth of Theories of the Formation of Ore Deposits in the Last Fifty Years; Trends in Fifty Years of Canadian Stratigraphy; Mineralogy in Canada; The Development of Zoology in Canada; Progress in Fisheries Research in Canada; The Development of Physiology and Biochemistry in Canada; The Development of Pathology and Bacteriology in Canada in the Last Fifty Years; Clinical Medicine and the Royal Society; A Sketch of the Past Fifty Years of Canadian Botany. A small lightly erased pencil notation on front pastedown at hinge, a few tiny foxing marks at top of front inside hinge, very light soiling to top/bottom of text block, very small dent and scuff on rear board, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light edge wear.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.

$20.00

THE DRAMA OF THE FORESTS: ROMANCE AND ADVENTURE.

By Heming, Arthur.

Toronto: S.B. Gundy, 1924. 324 pp, 7 3/4" H. 14 colour plates, including frontispiece (collated). "(I) travelled twenty-three times through various parts of the vast northern woods, between Maine and Alaska, and covered thousands upon thousands of miles by canoe, pack-train, snowshoes, bateau, dog-train, buck-board, timber-raft, prairie-schooner, lumber-wagon, and 'alligator'. (B)ack again I went at all seasons of the year to encamp in that great timber-land that sweeps from the Atlantic to the Pacific. thus it has taken me thirty-three years to gather the information this volume contains - (but) I wish to explain that in compliance with the wishes of the leading actors - who actually lived their parts of this story - fictitious names have been given to the principal characters and to the principal trading posts, lakes, and rivers herein depicted. Furthermore, in order to give the reader a more interesting, complete, and faithful description of the daily and the yearly life of the forest dwellers as I have observed it, I have taken the liberty of weaving together the more interesting facts I have gathered - both first- and second-hand - into one continuous narrative as though it all happened in a single year. And in order to retain all the primitive local colour, the unique costumes, and the fascinating romance of the fur-trade days as I witnessed them in my twenties - though much of the life has already passed away - the scene is set to represent a certain year in the early (1890s)." Separation between some page gatherings (mainly at illustration locations) - pages are firm in binding, very slight bump at top corner of boards, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor shelf soiling on bottom of text block, three very small stains on top of text block, minor rubbing on boards. Book is protected in a stiff mylar sleeve.. First Canadian Edition.. Hard Cover. Good+/No Jacket. Illus. by Arthur Heming..

$45.00

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.
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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.

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 Accruing re Dues, etc.; Revenue from Woods and Forests; Acreage under License; Timber Areas disposed of; Locations, etc., under Free Grant Section, Public Lands Act; Lands Sold and Patented; Instruments Issued; Report of Records Branch; Report of Surveyor-General; Statement of Crown Surveys in Progress; Ditto Completed; Statement of Muncipal Surveys Ordered; Ditto Confirmed; Retracement part Interprovincial Boundary of Ontario and Quebec; Traverse Southerly Portion James Bay and Parts Moose and Harricanaw Rivers; Survey Base and Meridian Lines, District of Cochrane; Re-establishment of Township Lines at their Intersection with C.P.R., Districts of Algoma and Thunder Bay; Survey Township of Horden, District of Cochrane; Survey North Boundary of Townships of Gould, Grassett, 175 and Boundary between 176 and 182, District of Algoma; Survey South Part of Township of McKay, County Renfrew; Forestry Branch Report: Forest Fire Protection / Report of Director of Air Service / Reforestation. Slight toning to edges of pages, very light browning on rear endpapers, light soiling on boards, areas of tiny scuff marks on boards, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine.. Hard Cover. Very Good -.

$40.00

OIL AND WATER:  THE STRUGGLE FOR GEORGES BANK.
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OIL AND WATER: THE STRUGGLE FOR GEORGES BANK.

By Macleish, William H.

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 also became a bone of contention for explorers in oil, pitting the great multinational companies against one another, to say nothing of federal and state governments, jostling for their share of offshore oil revenues. Georges has long been the subject of dispute between the United States and Canada, and in the fall of 1984 the International Court of Justice in the Hague awarded a large portion of the Bank to Canada. Oil-lease sales were scheduled - and cancelled. Fishermen protested to their political representatives, who protested to their governments. Over the storm-lashed and fecund waters of Georges Bank, William MacLeish has travelled many times - by trawler, by helicopter, by scientific research vessel, by airplane, and by scallop boat. His pages bring us the scientists, the fishing people, politicians, lawyers, and oilmen connected with Georges Bank." Book is slightly cocked, has minor soiling on top of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine - bump at top of front hinge. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, a few small light scuff marks, light soiling/rubbing on rear panel.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good-.

$20.00

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.
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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.

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 Amounts Accruing re Dues, etc.; Revenue from Woods and Forests; Acreage under License; Timber Areas disposed of; Locations, etc., under Free Grant Section, Public Lands Act; Lands Sold and Patented; Instruments Issued; Report of Records Branch; Report of Surveyor-General; Statement of Crown Surveys in Progress; Ditto Completed; Statement of Muncipal Surveys Ordered; Ditto Confirmed; Survey Township of Vermillion Additional, District of Kenora; Survey of Dam site and countour traverse of proposed storage basins on Grand River, near Waldemar, Township of East Garafraxa, County of Dufferin; Traverse of Lakes Tendinendah or Matinenda, Moon, Chiblow and other lakes in Townships 161 and 167, District of Algoma; Forestry Branch Report: Forest Fire Protection / Report of Director of Air Service / Reforestation. Light toning to page edges, light browning at inside rear hinge, very light soiling on boards - a few tiny stains on rear board, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine.. Hard Cover. Very Good.

$40.00

REPORT OF THE MINISTER OF LANDS AND FORESTS OF THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING MARCH 31st, 1936.  SESSIONAL PAPER NO. 3, 1937.
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REPORT OF THE MINISTER OF LANDS AND FORESTS OF THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING MARCH 31st, 1936. SESSIONAL PAPER NO. 3, 1937.

By Cain, W.C.; Fullerton, C.H.

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 Amounts Accruing re Dues, etc.; Revenue from Woods and Forests; Acreage under License; Timber Areas disposed of; Locations, etc., under Free Grant Section, Public Lands Act; Lands Sold and Patented; Instruments Issued; Report of Records Branch; Report of Surveyor-General; Statement of Crown Surveys Completed; Survey part North Boundary, Algonquin Park; Survey Errington, etc., Townships, District of Thunder Bay; Forest Fire Protection; Reforestation; Radio Communications; Provincial Air Service. Light toning to edges of pages, slight fading to edges of boards, some darkening to spine, light soiling/staining - mainly on rear board, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine.. Hard Cover. Very Good -.

$40.00

MONO CLIFFS PROVINCIAL PARK MASTER PLAN.
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MONO CLIFFS PROVINCIAL PARK MASTER PLAN.

By Dodds, Brian and Tomlinson, David.

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 blacked out and replaced with stamped name. Contents: Letter to Minister; Introduction; Regional Context; Local Context; Park Site; Cultural History; Development Potential; Development Plan; Activities; Maintenance; Services; Development Costs; Operational Expenditure and Revenue; Acknowledgements; Public Meetings; Reference. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - slight fading to spine color, one tiny corner crease on front cover, spine is slightly twisted.. Soft Cover. Very Good. Illus. by Dorothy Clark McClure..

$45.00

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

By Johnstone, Kenneth.

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 was later to evolve into the Fisheries Research Board, a scientific organization that has placed Candada among the world's leaders in fishery knowledge. This history of the Fisheries Research Board examines the aims and achievements of its research, its attempts to deal with the often conflicting demands of pure and applied science, and its confrontations with a frequently uncomprehending and dissatisfied government. The people who shaped and sustained the organization figure prominently in the account. In-depth taped interviews with senior members and employees, as well as the Annual Reports and other publications of the Department of Fisheries, have enabled (the author) to produce a rich history of a remarkable scientific organization." Very light wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.

$20.00

CASTLEGUARD.
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CASTLEGUARD.

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

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 alpine meadow and then into a northern coniferous forest. The valley and the glaciers around it gell the story of how the landscapes of Canada were formed, from the great ice ages to this summer's flowers. Partway down the valley there is a cave mouth, the sole entrance to an enormous complex of vaults and passage-ways under the valley and glacier. In the cold darkness of the Castleguard caves water has been forming and enlarging passages for hundreds of thousands of years. Glistening white stalactites, among the purest in the world, have been growing for millennia. Come celebrate Castleguard with the adventurers who have explored and photographed the austere beauty of this land shaped by water, cold and time." Contents: Foreword; Castleguard; The Two Landscapes of Castleguard; Populating a New Land; A Succession of Plant Communities; Water Makes Life Possible; The Little Ice Age; Cave Formation: The Surface; Cave Formation: Underground; Return to Light; The Experience; An Overview; Maps; Photographers/Acknowledgements. Tiny bump at top of spine. Dust jacket has minor rubbing on rear panel, very small wrinkle at top of spine, 2" crease at bottom edge of rear panel, minor browning at top edge of flap-folds.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good+/Very Good.

$35.00

MR JACKSON'S MUSHROOMS.
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MR JACKSON'S MUSHROOMS.

By Cazort, Mimi, edited and with introduction by. Foreword By Dr. Rene Pomerleau. (Henry Alexander Carmichael Jackson.)

Ottawa: National Gallery of Canada, 1979. 161 pp, 13" H. "(T)he record of a Canadian naturalist and artist, Henry Jackson, elder brother of A.Y. Jackson. It is also his record of changes, both social and environmental, that took place in Montreal and the Quebec countryside during the Depression, the Second World War, and the period immediately following. It is finally a testament to the rich inner recources of a man who, with very little money and no formal education, celebrated the abundance and variety of the natural world around him. The forty-two full-colour plates, forty reproduced actual size, reveal Jackson's extraordinary eye for detail and total command of technique. His masterful colouring and delicacy of touch fully transcend the original documentary purposes of his works. The detailed notebooks carefully kept from 1927 to 1954 richly illustrate not only Jackson's genuine, almost escapist, love of nature, but also his deep affection for people, especially the countryfolk, among whom he lived and worked." Very small area of color loss on rear board cloth. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, one tiny dent on rear flap-fold, a few tiny edge tears.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good+/Very Good. Illus. by Henry Alexander Carmichael Jackson..

$30.00

NOT AS THE CROW FLIES.  A LIFETIME OF ADVENTURES IN EXOTIC AND UNTAMED LANDS.
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NOT AS THE CROW FLIES. A LIFETIME OF ADVENTURES IN EXOTIC AND UNTAMED LANDS.

By Shortt, Terry.

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 exuberant odyssey to distant islands, tropical forests and glacier-strewn Arctic wastes - the keen observations and infectious enthusiasm of an artist and model-maker - (this) is world-famous Terry Shortt's absorbing personal narrative of his more than forty years of field travel to the Galapagos, India, Africa, Ecudador, Northern Canada, Greenland and other far-flung destinations. Illustrated with the author's superb studies of nature and birdlife, these are more than memoirs. Vivid, sensuous, even poetic, Terry Shortt's writing conjures the world he has met and reproduced in over a thousand displays for the Royal Ontario Museum, in hundreds of illustrations for twenty books and thousands of sketches and drawings for publications throughout the world. (A)n anecdotal, entertaining celebration of a life-long devotion to nature by a master of nature lore and illustration." Three very tiny soiling marks on top of text block, minor edge wear. Dust jacket very light edge wear/wrinkling, very light browning on spine and flap-folds, light rubbing, small area of tiny soiling marks on front panel, crease at bottom of front panel, two edge tears archivally taped.. Signed/inscribed by author/illustrator . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good+/Very Good. Illus. by Terry Shortt..

$35.00

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