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The Annotated Jules Verne: Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the...

The Annotated Jules Verne: Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
Jules Verne, 1870
foreword and annotations: Walter James Miller, 1976
Thomas Y. Crowell Company, US, 1976
ex libris signature on first leaf: Ralph Francis Barrick

Diableries: Stereoscopic Adventures in Hell

Diableries: Stereoscopic Adventures in Hell
Brian May, Dennis Pellerin, and Paula Fleming, 2013
Diorama tableaux and photography by: “Henniter”, “Halbert”, “LaMiche”, “Marinier” and others, 1860–~1895
The London Stereoscopic Company Ltd., UK 2013
lenticular photograph on box cover, “owl” stereoscope intact

Webster’s New World Dictionary of the American...

Webster’s New World Dictionary of the American Language
Second Concise Edition
general editor: David B. Guralnik
Avenel Books, US, 1978

Dictionary of Word Origins

Dictionary of Word Origins
Joseph T. Shirpley, 1945
Littlefield, Adams & Company, US, 1964 edition
library “discard”. Spine ripped and reglued. Ex libris stamp on first leaf “Quamican Jr. Secondary” and inventory stamp on third leaf “1196”
And while I decided at the outset of this project not to include commentaries on the books, I could not resist including my favourite entry: “nun. see nincompoop.”

The Columbia Viking Desk Encyclopedia, Third Edition

The Columbia Viking Desk Encyclopedia, Third Edition
Volume Two - Laval, F. X. de–Zworykin
edited by Columbia Encyclopedia editors, Columbia University, 1953, 1960, 1968
William Bridgewater, editor-in-chief
Viking Press, US
Published in Candada by MacMillan Company, CA, 1968
printed in US

The Columbia Viking Desk Encyclopedia, Third Edition

The Columbia Viking Desk Encyclopedia, Third Edition
Volume One - Aa–Lavaca Bay
edited by Columbia Encyclopedia editors, Columbia University, 1953, 1960, 1968
William Bridgewater, editor-in-chief
Viking Press, US
Published in Canada by MacMillan Company, CA, 1968
printed in US
pressed inside: my dad’s invitations to my sisters’ weddings with the flowers he wore as boutonnières

Canadian Orders, Decorations, and Medals

Canadian Orders, Decorations, and Medals
F. J. Blatherwick, 1984
The Unitrade Press, CA, 3rd edition 1985

Coins of Canada

Coins of Canada J. A. Haxby and R. C. Willey, 1971, 1972, 1977, 1982, 1983, 1985
The Unitrade Press, CA, sixth edition 1985
ex libris signature on first leaf “Ralph Barrick” numerical progressions and lottery numbers(?) on first leaf and inside front and back covers

Cat Catalog: The Ultimate Cat Book

Cat Catalog: The Ultimate Cat Book
editor: Judy Fireman, 1976
Workman Publishing Company Inc., US, first printing September 1976

Master Lighting Guide for Portrait Photographers

Master Lighting Guide for Portrait Photographers
Christopher Grey, 2004
Amherst Media Inc., US, 2004
printed in Korea

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