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1 Anderson, J. R. L. THE VIKINGS
Middlesex, England Puffin Books 1974 0140610146 / 9780140610147 First Edition Paperback Very Good 12mo Graham Humphreys; 
48 oo, Lightly rubbed on the corners with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. Wraparound cover art and interior colour and black and white artwork by Graham Humphreys. The Contents are: The Vikings Burst into History; The Pirate Days; In the East; About Boats and Skis and Sledges; Home from the Sea; and The Empire Builders and After. 
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2 Anonymous (editor) BLACK AND WHITE BUDGET - Volume 4, number 70 - February 9 1901
London Black and White Budget 1901 First Edition Paperback Very Good 4to 
Magazine format. Light edge and corner wear with some discolouration on the covers. Profusely illustrated with photographs, drawings and paintings in black and white. Most of the writing is uncredited; this issue contains the following: The Last Summons - The Royal Family at the Death Bed of Our Beloved Queen; Victoria - verse by W. A. MacKenzie; The Proclamation of the King; Six Hitherto Unpublished Photographs of Queen Victoria; - this entire issue is dedicated to Queen Victoria's passing and the new king. 
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3 Anonymous. (editor) BLACK HEROES IN WORLD HISTORY
New York Bantam Books 1969 First Paperback Printing Paperback Very Good 
151 pp. Bantam Book HP4852. Light edge and corner wear with minor creasing on the spine; no interior markings. Biographies from Tuesday Magazine. The Contents are: Queen of Sheba; Hannibal; Askia the Great; Esteban; Benjamin Banneker; Jean Baptiste Pointe du Sable; Le Chevalier de Saint George; Phillis Wheatley; Alexandre Dumas; Frederick Douglass; Cinque and the Amistad Mutiny; Daniel Hale Williams; Matthew Henson; Paul Laurence Dunbar; and John Luthuli. 
Price: 6.55 CDN
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4 Caistor, Nick THE RAINSTICK PACK - Explore the Mysteries and Traditions of Native Chilean Culture
Toronto Elan Press 1997 1551441756 / 9781551441757 First Canadian Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good 8vo 
96 pp. Pictorial boards matching the dustjacket; decorated endpapers; headband; illustrated throughout with colour photographs and art; decorated pages. Lightly rubbed on the corners of the dustjacket; no interior markings. The Chapters are: The Rainstick Story; The Peoples of Chile: Chile's First Peoples; A Clash of Cultures; The Land of Fire; The Mysteries of Easter Island; The Spanish Invasion; King of Araucania; Myths and Legends: Traditional Tales; Beliefs and Ceremonies: Birth Marriage Death; The Ngillatun Nature Ritual; Sharing Work; Shamans and Sorcerers; Traditional Medicine; Playing the Game; Handicrafts Past and Present; and The Future: The Campaign for Justice; followed by a glossary and an index. 
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5 Clapp, Nicholas SHEBA - Through the Desert in Search of the Legendary Queen
Boston Houghton Mifflin 2001 0395952832 / 9780395952832 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good 8vo 
(viii) 372 pp. Quarter-bound in purple cloth on lavender boards; brick red endpapers; headband; illustrated with maps, drawings and black and white plates. Light rubbing on the corners of the dustjacket; price clipped; no interior markings. The Chapters are: Part One: In Which the Queen of Sheba Appears and Her Legend Unfolds: In the Monasteries of the East; I Kings; Songs of Sheba; The Desert Queen; With Eyes Shining As Stars; Touched by the Queen. Part Two: In Which We Seek Solomon and Sheba in the Holy Land: O Jerusalem; Looking for Solomon; Zabibi and Samsi. Part Three: In a Desert Oasis - An Unexpected Sheba: Further Suspects; The Caliph's Command. Part Four: In Which We Venture to a Land of Incense and Spices: To Far Arabia; A Trail of Ruins; City of Divine and Mysterious Pleasure; Chiseled in Stone; A Secret of the Sands. Part Five: A Journey Reveals the Power and Dominion of the Queen of Sheba: The Glory of Kings; The Holy City of Aksum; By Dhow from Djibouti; The Road to Sirwah; In the House of the South Wind; and Sheba and Solomon; followed by: Epilogue: Sheba's Tomb; and Appendix One: The Names of Sheba; Appendix Two: Chronology of the Sabean (Sheban) State; Appendix Three: Demon Sheba; Appendix Four: Alchemical Sheba; and an index. 
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6 Cornell, James THE GREAT INTERNATIONAL DISASTER BOOK
New York Pocket Books 1979 0671819518 / 9780671819514 First Printing - First Thus Paperback Very Good 
(xii) 447 pp. Light edge and corner wear with some creasing on the spine; no interior markings. The Chapters are: Introduction: Man and Disaster; Disaster Prediction Prevention and Preparedness; Disaster's Impact on Society; Prospects for Armageddon; Preparing for the Inevitable. NATURAL DISASTERS: Avalanches; Cyclones: Hurricanes and Typhoons; Earthquakes; Famines; Floods; Landslides; Pestilence; Tornadoes; Tsunami; Volcanoes; and Weather. MANMADE DISASTERS: Explosions and Collapses; Fires; and Transportation Disasters; followed by a selected bibliography and an index. 
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7 Cottrell, Leonard LOST CITIES
London Pan Books 1959 First Paperback Printing Paperback Very Good 
220 pp. Great Pan Book G304. Light edge and corner wear with minor creasing on the spine; not store stamped. Illustrated with black and white plates. The Chapters are: City of the Winged Bulls; Lost Cities of Babylonia; A Forgotten Empire; 1984 - BC; The Land Without Sorrow; Death of a City; The Resurrection of Pompeii; The Sacred Well of Chichen-Itza; The Tragedy of the Incas; and The Discovery of Vilcabamba; followed by a postcript, bibliography and an index. 
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8 Cronin, Vincent THE LAST MIGRATION
London World Books - The Reprint Society of London 1959 Book Club Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good 12mo 
382 pp. Probably the first book club edition. Quarter-bound in beige on Navy blue boards; decorated in Navy blue and gilt on the spine; Navy blue upper edge. Light wear on the corners of the dustjacket; no interior markings. A story on the epic scale, the destruction of Ghazan the Ilkhan as enforced by the corrupt politicians of Teheran at the insistence of dollar-happy foreign missions... 
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9 Davies, A. F. BIBLICAL WEATHER
Belleville, Ontario Essence Publishing 1999 1553060067 / 9781553060062 First Printing Paperback Very Good 8vo Martin Springett; Signed by Author
388 pp. Trade paperback format. Signed on the half-title page by A. F. Davies. Light edge and corner wear with a flat uncreased spine; previous owner's name inside. Cover art by Martin Springett; illustrated with maps, diagrams and colour plates. The Chapters are: Biblical Weather; Job and Jesus; True Information from Various Disciplines; Terminology; Rediscovering the Weather of the Bible; Biblical Convictions about Weather; The Climatic and Geographic Background of Weather in the Bible; The Biblical View of the Atmosphere; The Global Scale of Atmospheric Motion; The Wind; Vertical Motion in the Atmosphere; Clouds; Precipitation; Biblical Weather Observing; Weather Interpretation - Forecasting - and Utilization of Weather Information in the Bible; Commentaries on Selected Biblical Weather Events; Using Biblical Weather Principles Today; Using Biblical Methods of Weather Interpretation Today; and Using Biblical Principles in Contemporary Weather Forcasting; followed by: Appendix One: Chronology; Appendix Two: Climate Change; Appendix Three: Archaeology from the Eastern Mediterranean to India; Appendix Four: How Egyptian and Biblical History Were Interwoven; Appendix Five: Quaternary Stratigraphy and Climate in the Mid-East; Appendix Six: Mid-East Weather During the Post-Glacial Temperature Optimun; Appendix Seven: Background Information for the 5000 BC - 4500 BC Period; Appendix Eight: Biblical Information Relative to 5000 BC - 4500 BC; Appendix Nine: Meteorological Considerations 5000 BC - 4500 BC - Charts for an Analogous Situation; Appendix Ten: Biblical Geography Information; Appendix Eleven: The Scientific Knowledge of Mesopotamian and Biblical People; Appendix Twelve: Precipitable Water; Appendix Thirteen: Ascending Motion in the Atmosphere; Appendix Fourteen: Cloud Classification; Appendix Fifteen: Contemporary Holy Land Snow Situations; Appendix Sixteen: Some Practical Single-station Solutions to Forecast Problems; Appendix Seventeen: The Interpretation of Satellite Pictures Obtained via the Internet; Appendix Eighteen: An Illustration of the Rapid Response of Water Level to Wind; A Dictionary of Meteorological Terms; and an index. 
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10 de Villiers, Marq SIX DAYS THAT SHOOK THE WORLD: The Third Russian Revolution
Toronto Harper Collins Publishers 1991 0006377505 / 9780006377504 First Edition Paperback Very Good 8vo 
34 pp. Staple-bound in card covers. Light wear on the corners; no interior markings. 
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11 Dow, George Francis (introduction by Captain Ernest H. Pentecost) SLAVE SHIPS AND SLAVING
Toronto Coles Publishing 1980 First Printing - First Thus Paperback Very Good- 8vo 
(xxxv) 349 pp. Trade paperback format. Edge and corner wear with a faint crease on the spine and some creasing on the upper left of the back cover; no interior markings. Illustrated with black and white maps and drawings. The Contents are: The Guinea Coast; Sir John Hawkins - Slave Trader; The Voyage of the Ship Hannibal of London in 1693; The Slaving Voyage of the Albion Frigate of London; The Liverpool and Bristol Slavers; Mutinies Aboard Slave Ships in the Early Days; The Ship Doctor's Narrative; The Guinea Voyage and the Sailor; The Brig Ruby of Bristol - African Slaver; Captain Crow the Last Slaver Out of Liverpool; The Recollections of a Slave Trader; Factory Life on the Guinea Coast; Slave Smuggling a Hundred Years Ago; Slaving Voyages by Rhode Island Vessels; Some American Slave Ships; Six Months on a Slaver in 1860; and The Last Voyage of an American Slaver; followed by an index. 
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12 Dow, George Francis (introduction by Captain Ernest H. Pentecost) SLAVE SHIPS AND SLAVING
Toronto Coles Publishing 1980 First Printing - First Thus Paperback Near Fine 8vo 
(xxxv) 349 pp. Trade paperback format. Lightly rubbed on the corners with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. Illustrated with black and white maps and drawings. It has been going on for centuries and it is still going on now, though mostly underground. The Contents are: The Guinea Coast; Sir John Hawkins - Slave Trader; The Voyage of the Ship Hannibal of London in 1693; The Slaving Voyage of the Albion Frigate of London; The Liverpool and Bristol Slavers; Mutinies Aboard Slave Ships in the Early Days; The Ship Doctor's Narrative; The Guinea Voyage and the Sailor; The Brig Ruby of Bristol - African Slaver; Captain Crow the Last Slaver Out of Liverpool; The Recollections of a Slave Trader; Factory Life on the Guinea Coast; Slave Smuggling a Hundred Years Ago; Slaving Voyages by Rhode Island Vessels; Some American Slave Ships; Six Months on a Slaver in 1860; and The Last Voyage of an American Slaver; followed by an index. 
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13 Durschmied, Erik THE WEATHER FACTOR - How Nature Has Changed History
London Hodder and Stoughton 2000 0340768053 / 9780340768051 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good 8vo Brigid Collins; 
(xii) 322 pp. Turquoise boards lettered in gilt on the spine. Lightly rubbed on the corners of the dustjacket; price intact; no interior markings. Wraparound dj art by Brigid Collins; illustrated with maps. The Chapters are: The Bible Tells Us So; The Lost Legions of Varus; The Divine Wind; The Night it Rained on Paris; The Frozen Armada; A Brave Called Tecumseh; Two Bridges to Cross; The Great Potato Famine; The White Death; The Week the Panzers Froze; Unexpected New Developments; For Those in Peril on the Sea; A Deluge of Fire; The Wind Factor; Death in the Delta; and Owning the Weather in 2025. 
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14 Epstein, Isidore JUDAISM - A Historical Presentation
Middlesex, England Pelican Books - Penguin Books 1959 First Paperback Printing Paperback Very Good- 
349 pp. Pelican Book A440. Edge and corner wear with an uncreased spine; previous owner's name on the front endpaper; no other interior markings. The Chapters are: The Beginnings; Israel's Selection; The Torah; Israel's Defection; National and Religious Disruption: The Tragic Kingdom of Israel; The Kingdom of Judah: It's Rise and Fall; The Prophets; Priests and Psalmists; The Wise Men; The Judean Theocratic State; The Second Hebrew Commonwealth; The Jewish National Spiritual Centre; The Talmud in the Making; Talmudic Judaism: Its Faith; Talmudic Judaism: Ethics and Virtue; Talmudic Judaism: Religious Observances; The Consolidation of Talmudic Judaism; Jewish Philosophy; Jewish Mysticism: The Kabbalah; The Contribution of Medieval Rabbinism; Modern Movements in Judaism; and The Jewish State and Judaism; followed by a bibliography and an index. 
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15 Fagan, Brian M. THE JOURNEY FROM EDEN - The Peopling of Our World
London Thames and Hudson 1990 Later Printing Paperback Very Good 8vo 
256 pp. Trade paperback format. Light edge and corner wear with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. Illustrated with black and white plates, drawings and diagrams. The Chapters are: Part One: In Search of Eve: A Question of Questions; Of Candelabras and Noah's Arks; The Genetic Detectives; The Savanna Homeland; African Ancestors. Part Two: Diaspora: The Saharan Pump; The European Neanderthals; Qafzek and Skhul. Part Three: Bamboo and Boats: The Priveval Asians; The First Seafarers. Part Four: Master of Winter: The Rise of the Cro-Magnons; A Cultural Apogee; The Plains Dwellers; Northeast Asians; The Settlement of the Americas; After the Ice Age; and The Journey from Eden; followed by an index. 
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16 Felton, Bruce WHAT WERE THEY THINKING - Really Bad Ideas Throughout History
Guilford, Connecticut The Globe Pequot Press 2003 0762726679 / 9780762726677 First Softcover Edition Paperback Very Good 8vo 
(xi) 274 pp. Trade paperback format. Light edge and corner wear with a flat uncreased spine and a faint partial crease on the front cover; no interior markings. Unfortunately, people rarely learn from history and continue to do stupid things. Just look at the current leadership in both the U.S. and Canada - incompetent, delusional, and morally bankrupt. The Contents are: Thousands Flee as Mutant Cheese Attacks White House - Bad Ideas in American Politics and Government; Making the Whole World British - Bad Ideas in Politics and Government Beyond U.S. Shores; The Plot to Kill Hitler's Mustache - Bad Ideas in War and Peace; The Strange Journey of Haydn's Head - Bad Ideas in Arts and Letters; Officer Arrest that Projectionist - Bad Ideas in Popular Culture; Nuking the Moon - Bad Ideas in Science and Medicine; Selling the Babe - Bonehead Plays in the Field of Sports; Honey I Drained the Canal - A Miscellany of Moronic Stunts Pointless Heroics and Unsafe Practices; Board Games from Hell - and Other Marketplace Excesses; Thanks but I Had a Big Lunch - A Smorgasbord of Unappetizing Ideas; Monsieur Sauvage's Flying Egg - Transportation Ideas that Hopped the Track; Look Younger and Have Fewer Hemorrhoids - Bad Ideas for Better Living; When Tommy Dorsey Played for Apes - Bad Ideas in Flora and Fauna; Fat Men in Chimneys - Lamebrained Crimes Misdemeanors and Legal Pronouncements; and The End - Death as the Ultimate Bad Idea. 
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17 Ferguson, Kitty PYTHAGORAS - His Lives and the Legacy of a Rational Universe
London Icon Books 2010 1848311923 / 9781848311923 First UK Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ 8vo 
(xiv) 366 pp. Black boards lettered in silver on the spine; red endpapers; illustrated with black and white photographs, diagrams and a map. Light wear at the corners of the dustjacket; price intact; no interior markings. Pythagoras of Samos, a Greek philosopher who influenced both Plato and Aristotle. The Contents are: Sixth Century B.C.; Fifth Century B.C. - Seventh Century A.D.; and Eighth - Twenty-First Centuries A.D.; followed by an appendix, notes, bibliography and an index. 
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18 Hailsham, The Viscount; Churchill, Sir Winston THE IRON CURTAIN FIFTEEN YEARS AFTER - with - THE SINEWS OF PEACE
Fulton,Missouri John Findley Green Foundation Lectures - Westminster College 1960 First Printing - First Thus Paperback Very Good 8vo 
48 pp. Staple-bound in card covers. Light rubbing at the corners; no interior markings. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Both titles in a single volume, The Iron Curtain Fifteen Years After by The Viscount Hailsham from 1960; and a reprint of the 1946 Winston Churchill lecture, The Sinews of Peace. 
Price: 27.45 CDN
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19 Halstead, Murat THE STORY OF THE PHILIPPINES - and Our New Possessions including The Ladrones, Hawaii, Cuba and Porto (Puerto) Rico - The El Dorado of the Orient
Chicago Our Possessions Publishing 1898 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 8vo 
512 pp. Gray cloth with a gilt, red and blue pictorial and gilt lettering on the front panel and spine; gray endpapers; headband; glossy black and white frontis of General Merritt, the first Governor-General of the Philippine Islands; illustrated throughout with black and white plates. Light wear on the corners with some minor fading on the spine; no interior markings; the front hinge is loose but the gutter is intact; the rear hinge is slightly loose and the gutter is intact. The full title is: THE STORY OF THE PHILIPPINES and Our New Possessions including The Ladrones, Hawaii, Cuba and Porto Rico - Natural Riches, Industrial Resources, Statistics of Productions, Commerce and Population; The Laws, Habits, Customs, Scenery and Conditions of the Cuba of the East Indies and the Thousand Islands of the Archipelagoes of India and Hawaii, with Episodes of Their Early History - The El Dorado of the Orient - Personal Character Sketches and Interviews with Admiral Dewey, General Merritt, General Aguinaldo and the Archbishop of Manila - History and Romance, Tragedies and Traditions of Our Pacific Possessions - Events of the War in the West with Spain and The Conquest of Cuba and Porto Rico - splendidly and picturesquely illustrated with half-tone engravings from photographs, etchings from special drawings, and the military maps of the Philippines, prepared by the War Department of the United States. The Chapters are: The Origin of This Story of the Philippines; Admiral Dewey on His Flagship; Life in Manila; From Long Island to Luzon; Interview with General Aguinaldo; The Philippine Mission; The Proclamations of General Aguinaldo; Interview with Archbishop of Manila; Why We Hold the Philippines; The Philippine Islands as They Are; Official History of the Conquest of Manila; The Administration of General Merritt; The American Army in Manila; The White Uniforms of Our Heroes in the Tropics; A Martyr to the Liberty of Speech; Events of the Spanish American War; The Peace Jubilee; Early History of the Philippines; The Southern Philippines; Specifications of Grievances of the Filipinos; Hawaii as Annexed; Early History of the Sandwich Islands; The Start for the Land of Corn Stalks; Kodak Snapped at Japan; Our Picture Gallery; Cuba and Porto Rico; The Ladrones; The Official Title to Our New Possessions in the Indies; Battles with the Filipinos Before Manila; and The Aguinaldo War of Skirmishes. 
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20 Harvey, Denis (editor) THE CANADIAN MAGAZINE - December 13 1969 - The Sixties: A Special Issue
Toronto The Star Weekly 1969 First Edition Paperback Very Good Folio 
34 pp. Light wear. Illustrated in colour and black and white. The special 1960s issue, examining the decade year-by-year and featuring everyone from Fidel Castro through Rocket Richard and Elvis Presley, Gary Cooper and Ernest Hemingway, John Lennon Paul McCartney George Harrison Ringo Starr and Beatlemania, Richard Chamberlain and Marilyn Monroe, Bob Dylan and Gordie Howe, Charles de Galle and James Bond, Che Guevara and Pierre Trudeau, Tiny Tim and Joe Namath... the list goes on. 
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