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THE STRANGE DISAPPEARANCE OF MR. TOAST with MR. TOAST AND THE WOOLLY MAMMOTH.  2 BOOKS., Brent, Stuart.
1 Brent, Stuart. THE STRANGE DISAPPEARANCE OF MR. TOAST with MR. TOAST AND THE WOOLLY MAMMOTH. 2 BOOKS.
New York Viking Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Leslie Goldstein / Lilian Obligado. Inscribed By Author
62 pp & 94 pp - 2 volumes - 9 3/8" H. B&w illustrations. 1. The Strange Disappearance of Mr. Toast - inscribed on front free endpaper in red ink: "For Lesley / from / Stuart Brent" - First edition, 1964 - "Mr. Toast was a golden retriever, and the Brent family was his personal responsibility. He never failed to devote his full time and attention to his duties, rounding up lost children, patiently accepting Baby Joe's hugs and kisses, even settling quarrels between the younger children with a few cuffs of a firm but gentle paw. (After the family arrives at Bark Point for their summer holiday), suddenly Mr. Toast was nowhere to be found! Had he arrived with them? Had he leaped out of the car to go off chasing rabbits as soon as the car door was opened? No one was sure. Where could Mr.Toast be?" 2. Mr. Toast and the Woolly Mammoth - inscribed on front free endpaper in red ink: "For Lesley / from / Stuart Brent / with Appreciation" - Third printing, 1966 - Exploring a quarry, two of the eldest Brent boys "reached a point where a landslide gave way under them, tossing them violently to the bottom" where Mr. Toast "proceeded to discover what was undoutedly the biggest bone of his life! The story of the unearthing of a prehistoric monster by the entire Brent family makes for exciting and enlightening reading." Very minor edge rubbing. Dust jackets have very light edge wear with one or two tiny edge tears, some light browinng on inside of spine of book 1 and very light browning on inside of spine of book 2. Dust jackets are protected in mylar sleeves. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
2 Johnson, Margaret S., written and illustrated by. BRIGHT FLASH.
New York William Morrow 1961 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
64 pp, 8 3/16" H. Beautifully illustrated with b&w drawings by the author. "Bright Flash, a Dalmation puppy, barked too much. He barked to be let in and out, he barked at squirrels, and he barked at the milkman. Then his family, the Rogers, sent him to a dog trainer, and finally he learned not to bark. That winter the Rogers went away for a month and left Flash at the Farm-in-the-Zoo. At first the puppy was lonely, but gradually he began to enjoy life with all the farm animals. He was now a quiet dog and never frightened them by barking. But one night something happened that made Flash bark again, and when the excitement was over, he proved that now he knew when to bark and when not to." Light edgewear to boards, series of tiny rub marks down front hinge (from manufacturing process), otherwise book is very clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Dust jacket has light edgewear/rubbing, minor wrinkling, one small closed tear, light browning/soiling to rear panel, silver Morrow Eagle Library Edition label (3" x 3/4") at bottom of spine/front panel (this is NOT a library book ). Lovely front cover illustration in blue/black/white - now protected in mylar sleeve. 
Price: 37.50 USD
 
 
GOD IS IN THE ATTIC., Merry, Herbert C.
3 Merry, Herbert C. GOD IS IN THE ATTIC.
Oakville, Ontario Self-published 1979 First Edition Soft Cover Good Inscribed By Author
133 pp, 8 5/8" H. B&w illustrations, family tree. Inscribed on half title page: "Best Wishes / Herbert C. Merry." "A nostalgic look at events as they occurred in Oakville, Ontario around the turn of the century. (D)eals with the author's life as a very, very young boy. The book tells of a return to King's Castle, the author's birthplace - a many gabled, four storied house. It describes various and amusing happenings that took place in the often carefree years preceeding the First World War Armistice. Childhood 'goings on' were just as mischievious in those days as now - there were not the the distractions of to-day. Trips to ice cream parlors, toy shops, butcher shops, the Church and barn are all described in amusing fashion. There is even a Castle ghost. (G)ently reminds the reader of times and places when life was lived at a more leisurely and happier pace." Interior - previous owner's label on half title page, progressively softer crease on pages up to approx. page 20, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - several creases down covers, tiny dent on front cover, very light browning on spine and at edges of covers, some small faint water marks on top of text block. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
MUSKOKA AND HALIBURTON 1615-1875.  A COLLECTION OF DOCUMENTS., Murray, Florence B., edited and with introduction by.
4 Murray, Florence B., edited and with introduction by. MUSKOKA AND HALIBURTON 1615-1875. A COLLECTION OF DOCUMENTS.
Toronto Champlain Society for the Government of Ontario 1965 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Fair 
445 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Red cloth, gilt lettering/banding on spine. B&w illustrations, maps - collated. "The volume begins in the seventeenth century with the arrival of the first Europeans known to have seen the Georgian Bay shore, and with the Jesuit fathers who ministered to the Algonkin Indians hunting in the area. It concludes over two hundred years later with the establishment of community life, the coming of the railways, the lumber industry and the beginning of the tourist trade." A collection of source documents. Light toning to edges of text block, minor shelf soiling on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear/creasing, small edge tears and chips, light rubbing/soiling, light fading to spine colour, some darkening to spine and flap-folds, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 60.00 USD
 
 
NORTH AMERICAN MOOSE., Peterson, Randolph L.
5 Peterson, Randolph L. NORTH AMERICAN MOOSE.
Toronto University of Toronto 1955 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good- 
280 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, maps, tables, graphs, drawings. Chapter headings: Introduction; Taxonomy and Distribution; Palaeontological History; Post-Glacial Dispersal in North America; Moose in the Early History of North America; General Population Status; Distribution and Status of Moose in Ontario; Rate of Reproduction; General Life History; General Behaviour and Activities; Food Habits; Annotated List of the Principal Moose Food Plants of Eastern North America; Food Plants of Western North America; Habitat Studies; Relationships with Other Animals; Diseases, Parasites, and Insect Pests; Accidents; Population Studies; Management; Appendix A: A Study of Mandibular Tooth-wear as an Index to Age of Moose; Appendix B: Studies of Moose Antler Development in Relation to Age; Literature Cited; Index. Light edge wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, a few light scratches and rubbing on boards, small bump to top corner of both boards, minor soiling on top of text block. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
6 Provincial Archives. BRITISH COLUMBIA HERITAGE SERIES 1. OUR NATIVE PEOPLES. VOLUME 10. BELLA COOLA.
Province of British Columbia, Department of Education, Victoria, [1964]. 
77 pp, 9 1/2" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). B&w photographs, maps. Contents: Introduction; Subsistence; Tools, Techniques, and Industry; Religion; Family Life; Community Life; Conclusion; Appendix - Bella Coola Legends. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light browning to edges of covers, very light wear on spine, tiny soling speck on front cover. VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
7 Ream, Peter T. THE FORT ON THE SASKATCHEWAN: A RESCOURCE BOOK ON FORT SASKATCHEWAN AND DISTRICT.
Fort Saskatchewan Self-published 1974 Second Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Good+ Inscribed By Author
591 pp, 9 1/4" H. Inscribed on half title page: "With best wishes, Peter T. Ream". Map endpapers, b&w photographs, maps/plans. "Starting with the area's first industry and ending with the great industrial boom of the mid-twentieth century, Peter Ream brings alive the history of one of the oldest settled areas of Alberta. (He) narrates the early Indian and fur trade activity near the mouth of the Sturgeon River - then known as Birch Hills - where the plentiful supplies of spruce and birch bark made possible the building of canoes for the long trip down the North Saskatchewan River to the Hudson Bay. It was here in the spring of 1755 that Anthony Henday camped - the first white man to penetrate into what is now the Province of Alberta. Forty years later, in 1795, a trading fort, known as Fort Augustus was established by the North-West Company and in the same year the Hudson's Bay Company built Edmonton House close by. The first settlement took place in 1872 with the arrival of Francois and Joseph Lamoureux followed in 1891 by a group of settlers from Austria and still later by the Parry Sound Colony from Ontario. The book continues through the events of early settlement and development to (the early 1970s). This is a resource book - fully documented and appendixed. The material has been thoroughly researched from such sources as the national and provincial archives, municipal records and the early records of the Oblate Fathers of St. Albert." Slight bump to top corner of pages, light edge wear, small bump to top corner of both boards. Dust jacket has light rubbing, one small and one or two tiny tears archivally taped, light edge wear/wrinkling, minor soiling on rear panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
HEAVY WORDS LIGHTLY THROWN: THE REASON BEHIND THE RHYME., Roberts, Chris.
8 Roberts, Chris. HEAVY WORDS LIGHTLY THROWN: THE REASON BEHIND THE RHYME.
London Granta 2004 1862077657 / 9781862077652 Second Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
176 pp, 9" H. B&w illustrations. "Was little Jack Horner a squatter? 'Baa, baa, Black Sheep' a bleat about taxation? What did Jack and Jill do on that hill? Who was Mary? And why was she contrary? This witty and ingenious book delves into the hidden meanings of the most innocuous-sounding nursery rhymes, revealing a seething subtext of sexual innuendo, religious hatred and political subversion. (It) provides a fascinating history lesson, teases out some alarming Freudian interpretations, and makes entertaining connections to contemporary political and popular culture." A few very tiny specks of faint glue residue on rear board. Dust jacket has 2' crease at bottom of rear hinge, very minor edge wear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE GREAT FUR LAND OR SKETCHES FROM LIFE IN THE HUDSON'S BAY TERRITORY., Robinson, H.M.
9 Robinson, H.M. THE GREAT FUR LAND OR SKETCHES FROM LIFE IN THE HUDSON'S BAY TERRITORY.
Toronto Coles 1975 Facsimile Edition. Hard Cover Fine Very Good- Charles Gasche. 
348 pp, 8 5/8" H. Burgundy cloth with black title block, gilt lettering/banding on spine, gilt lettering/banding on front board - one of the Coles Canadian Collection. B&w illustrations. A facsimile of the edition published by G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York, 1879. "In approximately 1870, one H.M. Robinson, writer and traveller, journeyed by dog sled to the Hudson's Bay Territory. The account of his months there is fascinating not only for its first-hand look at life in northern Canada, but also for this cultured man's view of it. The book includes excursions by dog sled and canoe, as well as hunting expeditions. It documents life in a Hudson's Bay Company fort, in a fur-hunters' camp, and in an Indian settlement. There are absorbing accounts of voyageurs, the Blackfeet Indians, 'nomadic' hunters, and medicine men, as well as breath-taking descriptions of the landscape. Since little knowledge of the North was generally available, Mr. Robinson's commentary helped to shape the attitudes of early Canadians, thus eventually influencing government policy. Through this book, modern readers can achieve a more complete idea of what it was like to be alive in the North in the 1870's. But more than that, we are able to trace the roots of the nation's successes and failures in dealing with people and the natural resources of the vast expanse once known as the Hudson's Bay Territory." Dust jacket has light wdge wear/wrinkling, two taped (inside) edge tears - one with creases, minor rubbing and soiling. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 


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