ROBERT W. SERVICE, A BIBLIOGRAPHY.
Mitham, Peter J.
This first edition is the most comprehensive bibliography of the works of British/Canadian poet-author Robert W. Service (1874-1958). As a young man, Service migrated to north-western Canada from his native Britain. The exuberant people and magnificent scenery of British Columbia and the Yukon filled him with an ebullient enthusiasm which was reflected and captured in his early poetry and his later novels. Beginning with his "Songs of a Sourdough" in 1907 to his "Songs of the High North," published in 1959, Service wrote a prodigious stream of poems and rough, frontier literature. In this well-researched and scholarly bibliography, Peter Mitham has produced a welcomed bibliography of the works of Robert W. Service. Inside hinge broken with book block partially detached. Lacks jacket.
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THE COUNTRY DYER'S ASSISTANT.
by Ellis Jr., Asa
First edition. (Evans 33670). An explanation by Ellis (d. 1801) of the technology of dyeing cloth to a broad audience, "not only to those who profess the art of dying, but also to families, who may embrace the advantages of his instructions and colour their own yarn. . .", as advertised in the January 22, 1799, edition of the Political Repository, (Brookfield, Massachusetts). Ellis's work is put in historical context by Franco Brunello in The Art of Dyeing in the History of Mankind (Vicenza: Nerri Pozza, 1973), 264-6. Describes how to use native plants and materials and instructions for obtaining exact colors. Introduction and index with errata page. Front joint cracking with scuffing at edges. Hinges cracked. Previous owner's name on front free endpaper. Light foxing throughout.