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BT BARN BOOK.  BOOK NO. 34.
1 BT BARN BOOK. BOOK NO. 34.
Fergus, Ontario Beatty Bros. Limited 1918 Hard Cover Fair 
352 pp, 9 3/4" H. Buff coloured cloth spine with dark brown lettering, paper-covered boards with dark brown and red lettering/borders/illustration on front board, lettering/border on rear board. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings - blue & white floor plans, elevations, Contents: Building the Barn; BT Barn Plans; BT Galvanized Steel Cow Stall; BT Sanitary Steel Pens; BT Water Bowls; BT Tanks; BT Horse Stable Fittings; BT Manure and Feed Carriers; BT Hay Carriers; BT Barn Door Track; BT Railing for Drive, Barn Scraper, and Manger Cleaner; BT Hog Pens and Troughs; Where BT Goods Are Made. Light waviness to pages, a few small scattered foxing and stain marks throughout book, 6" tear archivally taped on page leaf 31/32, light soiling on endpapers, some light insect damage on rear endpaper edges, edges of text block are darkly browned, boards are heavily rubbed and are moderately soiled, small corner bumps, light edge wear. 
Price: 125.00 USD
 
 
2 (McCrea, John McNeely.) HISTORY IN WOOD: THE McCREA MODELS.
Printed by Hunter Rose, Toronto, 1957. 
63 pp, 9 1/4" H, hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs. "In the Royal Ontario Museum of Archaeology in Toronto there is a collection of models representing pioneer life in Old Ontario in the latter half of the nineteenth century. It is the work of John McNeely McCrea of Toronto." Mr. McCrea's scale models of agricultural, domestic and industrial buildings, implements and tools, as well as bridges, fences, gates, etc. add another dimension to the study of pioneer life. Previous owner's name on free front endpaper, minor browning and soiling to edges of boards. Dust jacket has moderate edge wrinkling - mainly at top edge, several small tears archivally taped, two small closed tears on rear hinge, light browning - more on spine and flap-folds, very small watermark on spine, minor rubbing and soiling. Very Good/Good+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
LAND OF PROMISE., Blackburn, John H.  Edited and with Introduction by John Archer.
3 Blackburn, John H. Edited and with Introduction by John Archer. LAND OF PROMISE.
Toronto Macmillan of Canada 1970 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
238 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "Alberta in the early days of (the 20th century) was the last, best west. Each year immigrants from many nations arrived in search of cheap, readily available land. Among them was the Blackburn family, which came from the United States in 1911 to settle on a farm at Tofield, near Edmonton. Not yet sixteen, John Blackburn immediately went to work helping his father with the many tasks that would create a permanent home on the virgin land - clearing, breaking, fencing, sowing, digging wells, and building a house and barns. A few years later he married a neighbour's daughter and began the cycle again on his own land at Lavoy in the Vegreville district. Here he farmed until the late 1930s, and from his experience he writes movingly of the farmer's ceaseless battle against time, economic fluctuations, and the hazards of drought, hail, and early frosts. Throughout his story he gives particlar attention to the essential role of the hired man in prairie agriculture. Nor does he negelect the part played by the farm wife with her never-ending work. But life was not all drudgery for the pioneer and his family; even in hard times an active community life provided them with many diversions to lessen the harshness of their existence. For the farmers there sometimes seemed to be more bad years than good, and the financial returns were often slender. But many of the people who lived through those years remember the simple, uncomplicated life of the pioneer as the happiest time of their lives. John Blackburn's account of pioneer farming in Alberta is typical of the experience of many prairie settlers, and is an important contribution to the history of the Canadian West." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, faint erased pencil mark at top of front free endpaper. Dust jacket has minor browning at top/bottom edges of flaps, tiny black ink speck on spine, minor edge wear/wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
OLD RELICS AND CHARMING RETAINERS OF RURAL ONTARIO., Brooksbank, Jack.
4 Brooksbank, Jack. OLD RELICS AND CHARMING RETAINERS OF RURAL ONTARIO.
Cheltenham, Ontario Boston Mills 1976 0919822878 / 9780919822870 First Edition Soft Cover Near Fine Jack Brooksbank. 
Unpaginated (approx. 85 pp.), oblong (8" H x 9 3/4" D). 42 b&w studies of old Ontario houses, barns, churches, mills, etc. with captions by author/artist. "Ontario's heritage of buildings in wood & stone represents a delightful panorama of architectural styles, reflecting many cultural influences. Such diversity in form & texture, when reviewed in their contrasting settings, constantly remind us all of the love & care, also the pride of craftsmanship, our predecessors devoted to these structures, be it Town, Village or Country. This record of some old relics & charming retainers is a reminder that we must strive to preserve all we can, whilst we can." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A FOLK TALE JOURNEY THROUGH THE MARITIMES., Creighton, Helen.  Edited with an introduction by Michael Taft and Ronald Caplan.
5 Creighton, Helen. Edited with an introduction by Michael Taft and Ronald Caplan. A FOLK TALE JOURNEY THROUGH THE MARITIMES.
Wreck Cove, Cape Breton Island Breton Books 1993 1895415284 / 9781895415285 Soft Cover Very Good 
249 pp, 9" H. B&w photographs. "These are the folk tales from Dr. Helen Creighton's life journey through the Maritime Provinces, collecting songs and ghost stories and old cures - and folk tales. Helen serves as our guide, introducing us to storytellers, setting the scene of the telling - and then she lets the person tell it as they told it to her. The feel of the kitchen and the fish shed still cling to these stories. Some are long, really miraculous folk tales - miraculous in detail and in that they managed to survive. Others are the brief riddle or the tantalizing quick-telling that a folklorist can expect along the way. Helen kept it all. And read as a whole, the reality and intensity of those smaller pieces reveals their value in among the more finished, well-told tales. (This) is a Maritime treasure." Interior - crease at bottom corner of page leaf 89/90, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - slight bump at top of spine, minor rubbing, minor soft crease at top corner of rear cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
USED AND RARE:  TRAVELS IN THE BOOK WORLD., Goldstone, Lawrence and Goldstone, Nancy.
6 Goldstone, Lawrence and Goldstone, Nancy. USED AND RARE: TRAVELS IN THE BOOK WORLD.
New York St. Martin's 1997 0312156820 / 9780312156824 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
215 pp, 8 1/2" H. 3rd printing. "What started as a last resort on the quest for a cheap gift soon became an addiction. (The authors) found themselves visiting every rare-book store between Boston and Manhattan, spending ever increasing amounts of money on first editions, leather-bound classics, and out-of-print volumes. Along the way, they gained an education in books - and in people - that we can all savor. This warm and witty story is filled with eccentric characters, from snobby book dealers to bearded backwoodsmen (who just happen to have a fortune in rare books in their barns). ('Used and Rare') is an enjoyable education and a love letter to book lovers everywhere." The remains (backing paper) of two large labels on the free front endpaper, tiny dent/scuff on top of text block, very minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, small tear at bottom of rear hinge - archivally taped. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
DIRT ROAD PICTURES., Grant, Ken.
7 Grant, Ken. DIRT ROAD PICTURES.
Erin, Ontario Porcupine's Quill 1977 088984030X / 9780889840300 Limited Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 
Unpaginated, 8" H x 9" D. Limited edition of 500 copies, bound in full buckram. B&w drawings, with captions, of barns, farm houses, churches and other buildings of architectural interest from 19th century Stewarttown, Hornby, Georgetown, Cheltenham, Erin, Milton, etc. Light discoloration at top corner of front free endpaper, three very light small stains on edges of boards, light soiling to bottom edge of boards. Dust jacket has light to noderate edge wear, light rubbing, a few tiny scuffs, old tape on inside top/bottom edges. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
LAKEFIELD COLLEGE SCHOOL.  THE FIRST 100 YEARS., Harris, Andrew, editor.  Introduction by I. Norman Smith.
8 Harris, Andrew, editor. Introduction by I. Norman Smith. LAKEFIELD COLLEGE SCHOOL. THE FIRST 100 YEARS.
Toronto Pagurian 1979 0889321124 / 9780889321120 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- 
240 pp, 10" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "In 1879 Lakefield College School opened its doors to fifteen boys betwen the age of nine and fourteen. The staff consisted of headmaster Sparham Sheldrake, a well-educated Englishman unsuited to farming, and his two part-time assistants. The Grove, as it was then called, comprised 'a large private house, some cow barns, and a square in front where wood was piled for the furnace,' according to an early report. In 1979, masters and Old Boys of Lakefield College School are celebrating both the school's centennial and its successful evolution from a primitive backwoods school to one of the most respected institutions of learning in Canada." Minor wrinkle at top of spine. Dust jacket has very light rubbing, several small areas of delamination at bottom edge of rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
9 Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia. SEASONED TIMBERS: A SAMPLING OF HISTORIC BUILDINGS UNIQUE TO WESTERN NOVA SCOTIA. VOL. 1
Halifax, Nova Scotia Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia 1973 Second Printing Soft Cover Very Good 
152 pp, 8vo, 8 7/8" H. A collection of fine examples of Nova Scotia's architectural heritage in a section of Halifax County. Many b&w photos with full descriptions. Includes small maps of areas represented. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - book slightly cocked, very light browning to spine. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
A HISTORY OF CANADIAN ARCHITECTURE.  VOLUME 1 & VOLUME 2.  2 VOLUME SET., Kalman, Harold.
10 Kalman, Harold. A HISTORY OF CANADIAN ARCHITECTURE. VOLUME 1 & VOLUME 2. 2 VOLUME SET.
Toronto Oxford University Press 1994 0195406966 / 9780195406962 First Editions Hard Cover Near Fine 
Volume 1 - 478 pp. Volume 2 - pagination runs 479-933 pp. 2 volume set - 10" H. B&w photographs, reproductions, architectual drawings/floor plans. Volume 1 Contents: The First Buildings; New France; British and American Settlement on the Atlantic Coast; Classicism in Upper and Lower Canada; Building for Communications, Defence, and Commerce; The Return to the Past: The Victorian Revivals; Early Building on the Prairies; The Settlement of the West Coast; Notes; Bibliographies on the History of Canadian Architecture; Glossary; Index of Canadian Buildings; General Index. Volume 2 Contents: The Railway and the Opening of the West; Building the Young Dominion; Domestic Archi-tecture; Town Planning; The True North; Architecture Between the Wars; Modern Architecture and Beyond; Notes; Bibliographies on the History of Canadian Architecture; Glossary; Index of Canadian Buildings; General Index. May require extra postage is shipping outside Canada/U.S.A. Minor edge wear to boards. 
Price: 60.00 USD
 
 
CREATING WOODEN VILLAGES.  DESIGNS FOR 18 MINIATURE BUILDINGS., Kern, Evan J.  Color renditions by Sarah Kern Grant.
11 Kern, Evan J. Color renditions by Sarah Kern Grant. CREATING WOODEN VILLAGES. DESIGNS FOR 18 MINIATURE BUILDINGS.
Stackpole, Mechanicsburg, PA, 1997. 
113 pp, 11" H, soft cover. ISBN 0811727823 B&w photographs, plans, drawings, color drawings, photographs. "In small towns all across America, there are houses and buildings that have been standing for more than a century - some for as long as 300 years. Now you can replicate these architectural treasures in miniature and create your own historic village. With the patterns and easy-to-follow instructions provided in this enchanting book, you can make these buildings and more: A Victoria n r ailroad station; A Mansard house; A Tudor manor house; A one-room schoolhouse; A general store; A log tavern; An Italianate mansion; A Federal-style town hall; A Victorian church; A Georgian house; A Pennsylvania German bank barn; Outhouses." In t er ior - one page with two soft creases at top corner, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light rubbing to glossy surface of covers. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BLACK CREEK PIONEER VILLAGE., Mika, Nick and Mika, Helma.  With Gary Thomson.
12 Mika, Nick and Mika, Helma. With Gary Thomson. BLACK CREEK PIONEER VILLAGE.
Belleville, Ontario Mika Publishing 1988 0921341229 / 9780921341222 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
96 pp, 8 3/8" H. Colour and b&w photographs, drawings, map. "In the northwest corner of the bustling city of Toronto stands Black Creek Pioneer Village, a replica of a typical 19th century crossroads settlement in southern Ontario. The village (is) laid out on a 56-acre site. Within the confines of the village the sounds and sights of another age are in sharp contrast to the towering buildings and the noise of 20th century traffic on nearby Jane Street and Steeles Avenue. At Black Creek the pace is slower, reminiscent of a time when life was harder and simpler but rewarding. The village consists of 41 historic buildings, each offering a fascinating glimpse into the past. Inside the houses and artisans' shops the visitor sees how Upper Canada's early settlers lived and worked. Here the housewife cooks the family's meal in the open hearth of the fireplace; the cabinet-maker works on his foot-powered lathe; the blacksmith hammers a horseshoe on his anvil; women are spinning, dyeing yarn and weaving cloth. There is the old stone gristmill with its 18.5-foot waterwheel which drives the machinery to grind the whole wheat flour for the local inn. At the Half Way House patrons are offered a hearty fare, and at the Laskay Emporium the shopkeeper takes time to chat with the customers." Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top edge, minor wear at top of flap-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
13 Moir, Gillian; Orr, Helen; Thorkelsson, Ione; Kuziw; Hockman, John, compilers. EARLY BUILDINGS OF MANITOBA.
Winnipeg, Manitoba Peguis 1973 0919566227 / 9780919566224 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good 
163 pp, oblong (8 3/4" H x 11 1/4" D), brown simulated leather covers with gold lettering on front board - no dust jacket (as issued). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. Contents: Preface; The Beginnings; Log Construction; Frame Construction; Stone Construction; Brick Construction; Veneered, Steel Frame and Concrete Construction; Maps; Important Dates in Manitoba's History; Credits. Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one slight corner bump, two tiny dents on rear board, tiny light stain and a small area of shelf soiling on bottom of text block. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
14 Richard, George P. (Signed) SKETCHING RAMBLES IN ONTARIO: A COLLECTION OF PEN AND INK DRAWINGS. VOLUME 1.
Self-published, London, 1977, No.642 of 1,000 copies. 
96 pp, oblong 8vo, HC in dust jacket. SIGNED BY ARTIST AT BOTTOM OF HALF-TITLE PAGE. Profusely illustrated with pen and ink drawings on medium brown stock. The artist has recorded old buildings, structures and rural life which is rapidly disappearing. Dust jacket has minor edgewear/rubbing/soiling, one small closed tear at top of front panel. Near Fine/Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
15 Rickard, George P. SKETCHING RAMBLES IN ONTARIO: A COLLECTION OF PEN AND INK DRAWINGS. VOLUME 1 (ONE).
London, Ontario George P. Rickard Studio 1977 First, Limited Edition. Hard Cover Very Good+ Good+ George P. Rickard. Signed
95 pp, oblong (8 3/4" H x 11 1/8" D). Signed by the artist on the half title page and numbered (number 806 of a limited edition of 1000 copies) in the same ink on the limitation page. Ninety-three repro-ductions of pen and ink drawings of old buildings and places of interest in Ontario, with descriptive captions. Among the locations included are: Cataract, Tavistock, Sparta, Port Stanley, Bruce Peninsula, St. Thomas, London, Tobermory, Arva, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Delaware, Chatsworth, Port Dover, Glencoe, Inglis Falls, the Oil Museum of Canada, Frome, Mono Centre, Port Rowan, St. Mary's, Coldstream, Wiarton, Chepstow, Startford, Bayfield, etc. Book is clean. Dust jacket has some soft edge wrinkling, a few small edge tears with old tape on inside, light rubbing, light soiling - more on spine edges. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
YOU ARE NEVER ALONE:  OUR LIFE ON THE DONNELLY HOMESTEAD.  REVISED EDITION., Salts, J. Robert. .
16 Salts, J. Robert. . YOU ARE NEVER ALONE: OUR LIFE ON THE DONNELLY HOMESTEAD. REVISED EDITION.
Lucan, Ontario J. Robert Salts 1997 0968156703 / 9780968156704 Revised Edition Soft Cover Very Good Inscribed By Author
92 pp, 11" H. B&w photographs, drawings. Inscribed by author on title page: "J. Robert Salt / from the / Donnelly / Homestead / on the / Roman Line". The author, whose family purchased and lived on the old Donnelly homestead, recounts the history of the massacre in which five of the family members died "in the early hours of the morning of Wednesday, February 4th, 1880" and his and others experiences of strange happenings during their subsequent residence. Interior - tiny bump at top/bottom corner of approx. first 15 pages, minor toning on inside of covers, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very small bump at top/bottom corner of front cover, a few minor wrinkles on covers. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
OUR FRIENDLY FRIENDS., Slobodkin, Louis.
17 Slobodkin, Louis. OUR FRIENDLY FRIENDS.
Vanguard, N.Y., 1951, first edition. 
Unpaginated, oblong (9 3/16" H x 11" D), hard cover in dust jacket. "Delightful verses and three-color illustrations (by the author) tell of a day among 'Our Friendly Friends'. The book emphasizes the proper social relationships with these friendl y animals....the story ends at nightfall (when our friendly friends go home as they should)....which makes this book especially appropriate for bedtime and quiet time." A companion to Mr. Slobodkin's "The Friendly Animals". Heavy edge wea r t o b o a r ds, slight bump to bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, has heavy edge wear, several small chips and tears, small pice missing from bottom of spine, old tape repairs (on inside) to tears on top half of spine, tiny speck on e a ch p a ne l ne ar hinge, light rubbing. Good/Fair 
Price: 20.00 USD
 


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