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THE CANADIAN ALMANAC, AND REPOSITORY OF USEFUL KNOWLEDGE, FOR THE YEAR 1861.  (WITH FOLD-OUT MAP.)
1 THE CANADIAN ALMANAC, AND REPOSITORY OF USEFUL KNOWLEDGE, FOR THE YEAR 1861. (WITH FOLD-OUT MAP.)
Toronto Maclear 1861 Soft Cover Good- 
95 pp, 8 15/16" H. Stitched in original paper cover, the first pagebeing the title page. Fold-out map - "Map of Part of Canada West Engraved Expressly for the Canadian Almanac 1861" (approx. 17" W x 16" H), printed in b&w. Title page continues: "Containing Full and Authentic Commercial, Statistical, Astronomical, Departmental, Ecclesiastical, Educational, Financial and General Information. The Astronomical Calculations Have Been Made Expressly For This Publication At The Provincial Observatory in Toronto." Includes sections about: Holydays, Disastrous Occurences, &c.; Remarkable Occurrences in 1859; Exports and Imports; Our Municipal System; Legislative Assembly of Canada; An Index to the Statutes; Tariff of Customs; Canadian Patents; Post Office Department; The Clergy of Canada; Judiciary; Banks in Canada with their Agencies, &c.; County and Judicial Officers - Canada West; Township Municipalities, Canada West; Cities, Towns and Villages; Masonic Lodges; Provincial Land Surveyors, Upper Canada; Colleges, etc., etc. Pages 85 to (96) contain advertisements. Interior - light toning in page margins, some soft corner wrinkles, some creasing and light edge wear to fold-out map. Exterior - light browning to edges of text block, light toning to edges of covers, soft wrinkling/creases on covers, very light edge wear with a few tiny chips/tears, small tear at bottom of front hinge - archivally taped. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
2 Abrams, Gary William David. PRINCE ALBERT: THE FIRST CENTURY, 1866-1966.
Prince Albert, Saskatchewan Council, City of Prince Albert 1976 2nd Printing Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
389 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w photographs, maps. Inscribed by former mayor, Dick Spence, on front free endpaper. Contents: Preface; A Mission in the Wilderness, 1866-1874; Fastest-Growing Settlement in the North-West, 1874-1881; "The Great City and Railway Centre of the North-West", 1881-1883; Roughest Town in the North-West, 1883; Loyalty in Adversity, 1884; The Rebellion and its Aftermath, 1885; A Railway at Last, 1886-1890; Prosperity Deferred, 1891-1896; Discarding the Old Ways, 1897-1901; The Hard Hand of Destiny, 1902-1906; Slipping Behind, 1906-1910; The White Coal City, 1910-1913; Disaster Unimagined, 1913-1914; The Long Road Down, 1914-1919; The Narrow Path Up, 1919-1924; The Years of Promise, 1925-1930; Selling the Power Plant, 1927-1931; Dust and Despair, 1930-1938; The Needless Struggle, 1939-1946; Epilogue, 1946-1966; Bibliography; Appendices; Index. Very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light toning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear, light to moderate rubbing, some small and tiny edge tears (some with creases) - archivally taped, very light browning on inside of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing on panels - mainly on rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
3 Bassett, John M. THE COURIERS FOR GENERAL BROCK.
Thomas Allen & Son, Toronto, (1967). 
128 pp, 8vo, HC in dust jacket. B&w illus by Leslie Callan. "In the sprinf of 1812, General Isaac Brock found himself with an almost impossible task, the defence of Canada against the power of the United States. The Couriers tells of the daring a nd imagination that General Brock used as he faced this threat. With only a handful of regular troops, local militia units and loyal Indians he moved from victory to victory. The campaign of 1812 is seen through the eyes of two young b o y s , J e r r y B utton and his Indian friend, Louis the Shawnee. The two boys journey to the North West carrying vital messages, return to witness the fall of Detroit and the victory of Queenston Heights." Dust jacket has light edgewear/rub bi ng , li gh t s oi li ng . VG +/VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
RIDLEY:  THE STORY OF A SCHOOL.  2 VOLUMES IN SLIPCASE., Beattie, Kim.  With collaboration in research by A.H. Griffith  Introduction by Arthur L. Bishop.
4 Beattie, Kim. With collaboration in research by A.H. Griffith Introduction by Arthur L. Bishop. RIDLEY: THE STORY OF A SCHOOL. 2 VOLUMES IN SLIPCASE.
St Catharines, Ontario Ridley College 1963 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - 
Volume One: 612 pp.- Volume Two's pagination runs 613-1265, 9 1/4" H, black boards with gilt lettering and school crest on front boards, orange spines with black title blocks/gilt lettering. Black endpapers with illustration by Edward Goodall. B&w photographs, reproductions. A history of Ridley College, St. Catharines, Ontario. Light rubbing and soiling on boards and spines. Volume One has minor discoloration at top corner of front board. Volume Two has faint foxing marks on front board, one slight corner bump. Slipcase has moderate wear and rubbing, one top rear corner is bumped. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
5 Berton, Pierre. THE INVASION OF CANADA, 1812-1813.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1980 0771012357 / 9780771012358 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ Inscribed By Author
363 pp, 9 3/4" H. Pictorial endpapers, maps/battle plans. Inscribed on title page: "Pierre Berton / To Leon with my best wishes / Aug '85". "To America's leaders in 1812, an invasion of Canada seemed the best way to bloody John Bull's nose. It would, as Thomas Jefferson confidently predicted, be 'a mere matter of marching'. How could a nation of eight million fail to subdue a struggling colony of 300,000? Yet, when the campaign of 1812 ended on the bloody banks of the River Raisin, the only Americans left on Canadian soil were prisoners of war. Three American armies had been forced to surrender, and the British were in control of all of Michigan Territory and much of Indiana and Ohio. Drawing on personal memoirs and diaries as well as official dispatches, the author has been able to get inside the characters of the men who fought the war - the common soldier as well as the generals. (C)owards and heroes, flawed generals and bumbling bureaucrats, traitors, loyalists, war profiteers, military incompetents and geniuses. (T)he War of 1812, or more properly the myth of the war, served to give the new settlers (of Upper Canada) a sense of community and set them on a different course from that of their neighbours. The Canadian way of life, says Berton, has its roots in the invasion of Canada." Light toning to fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling; two tiny edge tears archivally taped; light browning on spine, flap-folds, top 1" of panels and top edge of flaps; several tiny dents on front hinge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
SALUTE!: CANADA'S GREAT MILITARY LEADERS FROM BROCK TO DEXTRAZE., Bishop, Arthur.
6 Bishop, Arthur. SALUTE!: CANADA'S GREAT MILITARY LEADERS FROM BROCK TO DEXTRAZE.
Toronto McGraw-Hill Ryerson 1997 0075600102 / 9780075600107 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
264 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w reproductions, photographs. "(T)ells inspiring stories of a selection of Canada's finest, from 1812 to the present day, and examines what made them great. (C)overs 12 leaders in detail from their personal history to their accomplishments on and off the battlefield." Covers: Isaac Brock; Tecumseh; Charles de Salaberry; Arthur Currie; Walter Hose, Rollo Mainguy; Mike McEwen; Guy Simonds; Keith Hodson; John Rockingham; Wilf Curtis; and Jacques Dextraze. Light waviness to edges of textblock, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, minor rubbing. Dust jacket has very minor edgwe wear, slight fading to spine colour, minor rubbing, a few tiny scuffs on rear edge of spine. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
ENID BLYTON'S ADVENTURE TREASURY., Blyton, Enid.  Compiled by Mary Cadogan & Norman Wright.
7 Blyton, Enid. Compiled by Mary Cadogan & Norman Wright. ENID BLYTON'S ADVENTURE TREASURY.
London Hodder Children's Books 1999 0340765135 / 9780340765135 First Printing Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Pat Harrison, E.H. Davie, Eileen Soper, George Brook, G.W. Backhouse, Stuart Tresilian, J. Abbey, H.M. Brock, Stanley Lloyd, Gilbert Dunlop, Beattie, Bruno Kay, et al. 
371 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H) Integral ribbon bookmark. 'Gameboard' endpapers (at front 'The Way to the Castle', a 'Secret Seven' game, at rear, a 'Famous Five' game), stories and extracts illustrated in colour, plus colour plates showing book covers, magazines, puzzles, boxes. "This glorious treasury contains stories and extracts from the adventures of the 'Famous Five' (1942-63), the 'Secret Seven' (1949-63), the 'Adventure' series (1944-55), the 'Adventurous Four' (1940-52) and the 'Five Find-Outers' (1943 -61), as well as classic out of print stories from the 'Enid Blyton Magazine' and 'Sunny Stories'." Concludes with a memoir of Enid Blyton. Dust jacket has minor rubbing and light edge wrinkling at top of rear flap and fold. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
ENID BLYTON'S ADVENTURE TREASURY., Blyton, Enid.  Compiled by Mary Cadogan & Norman Wright.
8 Blyton, Enid. Compiled by Mary Cadogan & Norman Wright. ENID BLYTON'S ADVENTURE TREASURY.
London Hodder Children's Books 1999 0340765135 / 9780340765135 First Printing Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Pat Harrison, E.H. Davie, Eileen Soper, George Brook, G.W. Backhouse, Stuart Tresilian, J. Abbey, H.M. Brock, Stanley Lloyd, Gilbert Dunlop, Beattie, Bruno Kay, et al. 
371 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H) Integral ribbon bookmark. 'Gameboard' endpapers (at front 'The Way to the Castle', a 'Secret Seven' game, at rear, a 'Famous Five' game), stories and extracts illustrated in colour, plus colour plates showing book covers, magazines, puzzles, boxes. "This glorious treasury contains stories and extracts from the adventures of the 'Famous Five' (1942-63), the 'Secret Seven' (1949-63), the 'Adventure' series (1944-55), the 'Adventurous Four' (1940-52) and the 'Five Find-Outers' (1943 -61), as well as classic out of print stories from the 'Enid Blyton Magazine' and 'Sunny Stories'." Concludes with a memoir of Enid Blyton. Book has very minor edge wear. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top of front flap-fold, very light rubbing. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
HISTORIC FORTS OF ONTARIO., Bradford, Robert D.  Foreword by Stephen D. Mecredy.
9 Bradford, Robert D. Foreword by Stephen D. Mecredy. HISTORIC FORTS OF ONTARIO.
Belleville, Ontario Mika 1988 0921341202 / 9780921341208 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
176 pp, 4to (11 1/2" H). Beautifully illustrated in b&w and colour with photographs, reproductions, maps/plans. Contents: Foreword; Preface; The Heritage; Ontario's First Forts: The Iroquoian Fortified Village; In Search of Souls: Ste-Marie-Among-the-Hurons; The First British Army Fort: Fort Erie; Guardian of the Capital: The Old Fort at York; Canadiens, Nor'Westers and Adventurers: Fort William; Frontier Sentinel: Fort George; The South-West Bastion: Ford Malden; Dockyard Sentry: Fort Frederick; Citadel of Upper Canada: Fort Henry; Guarding the St. Lawrence Life Line: Fort Wellington; Watch on the Niagara: Fort Mississauga; Views of various forts and other military establishments; Glossary; Notes; Bibliography; Index. Previous owner's name and date on free front endpaper, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, minor edge wear, very light rubbing, minor line indentation on front panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
10 Bradford, Robert D. Foreword by Stephen D. Mecredy. HISTORIC FORTS OF ONTARIO.
Belleville, Ontario Mika 1988 0921341202 / 9780921341208 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
176 pp, 4to (11 1/2" H). Beautifully illustrated in b&w and colour with photographs, reproductions, maps/plans. Contents: Foreword; Preface; The Heritage; Ontario's First Forts: The Iroquoian Fortified Village; In Search of Souls: Ste-Marie-Among-the-Hurons; The First British Army Fort: Fort Erie; Guardian of the Capital: The Old Fort at York; Canadiens, Nor'Westers and Adventurers: Fort William; Frontier Sentinel: Fort George; The South-West Bastion: Ford Malden; Dockyard Sentry: Fort Frederick; Citadel of Upper Canada: Fort Henry; Guarding the St. Lawrence Life Line: Fort Wellington; Watch on the Niagara: Fort Mississauga; Views of various forts and other military establishments; Glossary; Notes; Bibliography; Index. Dust jacket has very minor edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
11 Brock, George; Lustig, Robert; Marks, Laurence; Parker, Robert; Seale, Patrick. With Maureen McConville. Introduced by John Le Carre. Researched by Paul Lashmar. Edited by Donald Trelford. SIEGE: SIX DAYS AT THE IRANIAN EMBASSY.
Macmillan, London, 1980. 
144 pp, mass market paperback. B&w photographs. ISBN 0333309510 "A Bank Holiday, so everyone was home for the first live political siege to be televized on British soil - a sensitive, deeply patriotic nation deprived of the fun of war and the st atus of a Great Power - A hit team of black-uniformed frogmen roping down the side of an embassy, Action Man personified, stepping off the back of our cereal packets and performing the impossible." From the introduction. Interior - very light b r o w ning to pages, tiny light stain on page 33, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light to moderate edge wear, a few soft creases on covers, very light browning to edges of text block. Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE BUCHANAN BOOK:  THE LIFE OF ALEXANDER BUCHANAN, Q.C., OF MONTREAL, FOLLOWED BY AN ACCOUNT OF THE FAMILY BUCHANAN.  PLUS:  LATER LEAVES OF THE BUCHANAN BOOK.  2 VOLUMES., Buchanan, A.W. Patrick, K.C.
12 Buchanan, A.W. Patrick, K.C. THE BUCHANAN BOOK: THE LIFE OF ALEXANDER BUCHANAN, Q.C., OF MONTREAL, FOLLOWED BY AN ACCOUNT OF THE FAMILY BUCHANAN. PLUS: LATER LEAVES OF THE BUCHANAN BOOK. 2 VOLUMES.
Montreal Privately Printed Very Good 
2 volume set. "The Buchanan Book", privately printed, Montreal, 1911in a limited edition of 300 copies. This is No. 240 and is *unsigned*, contrary to the limitation statement. Dark blue cloth with paper title label on spine, top edge gilt, (v)-xiii, 476 pp, + Appendix (5 pp), Index (viii pp), 9 5/8" H. Addenda et Corrigenda sheet laid in. Thirteen tissue-covered b&w portraits, including frontispiece (collated). Contents: Life of Alexander Buchanan, Q.C., of Montreal; The Buchanans of that Ilk; The Buchanans of Blairlusk; James Buchanan, H.B.M. Consul at New York; The Buchanans of Carbeth; The Buchanans of Ardoch; The Gray-Buchanans of Scotstown; The Buchanans of Auchmar; Ditto of Hales Hall; Ditto of Spittal; Ditto of Blairvockie; Ditto of Montreal; Family of Dr. George Buchanan of Fintona, co. Tyrone; The Buchanans of Arnpryor; Ditto of Lenny; Ditto of Auchineden; Ditto of Arnpryor (second family); Ditto of Powis; Ditto of Gartacharne; The Carrick Buchanans of Drumpellier; The Buchanans of Auchintorlie; The Buchanans in Campsie and Baldernock; The Buchans of Drummikill; Ditto of Drumhead; Ditto of Finnick-Drummond; The Leith-Buchanans of Ross Priory; The Buchannans late of Miltoun; A Genealogical Note; The Quater-centenary of George Buchanan; Some Distinguished Buchanans; Some Buchanans in the United States of America; Appendix. "Later Leaves of the Buchanan Book", printed for private circulation by Editions Edouard Garand, Montreal 1929. Paper covers, 482 pp., 9 7/8" H. Eight b&w plates, including frontis-piece (collated). "The Buchanan Book" has very small bump to fore-edge of pages 405 to end of book, minor edge wear, minor rubbing to boards, light run marks to top edge gilt. "Later Leaves of the Buchanan Book" - page 6 has some small light soiling marks including a small area of red ink in margin, some page edges have wrinkles and very small chips, the top/bottom edges of text block are not trimmed, there is wrinkling/creasing to edges of covers and top/bottom of spine - there are also tiny tears, light soiling to covers. 
Price: 400.00 USD
 
 
13 Cook, Lura Lincoln. THE WAR OF 1812 ON THE FRONTIER. ADVENTURES IN WESTERN NEW YORK HISTORY, VOLUME IX.
Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society, 1961. 
16 pp, 9 3/4" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). Sepiatone illustrations, map on inside rear cover. Interior - light cigarette odor, very light browning to inside of covers, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - ve ry light browning to edges of covers. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
14 Donegan, Rosemary. Introduction by Rick Salutin. SPADINA AVENUE
Vancouver Douglas & McIntyre 1985 0888944721 / 9780888944726 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
192 pp, 11 1/2" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "Spadina has been the starting point for wave after wave of new Canadian immigrants. Once the main focus for Jewish culture and life in Toronto, the street became a centre of commerce and saw intense political activity during the thirties and forties. Now the Jewish garment factories overlook bustling Chinese sidewalk markets. Greek cafes jostle with delicatessens and Szechuan restaurants. Contemporary art and music thrive amidst this colourful ethnic diversity. Studios and alternative galleries crowd abandoned warehouse space above street level, and all along the street, such classic watering holes as Grossman's, the El Macombo, the Paramount and the Silver Dollar dispense entertainment for tastes that run from black and new wave music to strippers. (This book) presents a collection of photographs and related texts ranging from the years when the street was a tree-lined boulevard, right through to today, when the Queen Street art scene and a rapidly expanding Chinatown are transforming Spadina. Drawing on his own Jewish roots and family history, Rick Salutin provides a very personal introduction that demonstrates how and why Spadina is unique, why it has become so important to those whose lives it has intersected. Organized to reflect and even recreate the Spadina experience, (it) takes the reader up the street starting at the lakeshore and ending at Bloor Street." Very tiny bump at top corner of both boards, small slight bump at top of rear hinge. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
GENERAL BROCK., Edgar, Lady.
15 Edgar, Lady. GENERAL BROCK.
Toronto Morang 1904 Edition de Luxe. Hard Cover Good+ No Jacket Signed by publisher.
322 pp, 9 1/2" H. Beige cloth with paper title label on spine (a clean, bright duplicate label laid in at the last page at time of publication could be used to 'freshen' the book's appearance), top edge gilt. A volume from the "Edition De Luxe" (limited to four hundred sets - this being from set 47, so numbered) of The Makers of Canada series - signed by the publisher, George Morang, on the limitation page. B&w frontispiece and two maps. Contents: His Birthplace; Service Abroad - Holland; Service Abroad - The Baltic; In Canada; Upper and Lower Canada - 1802; Military Posts; Preparations for War; Old Quebec; Affairs in Europe, 1808; Politics in Quebec; Quebec and Niagara; 1811 in Canada and Europe; The New Governor; Gathering Clouds; Canada's Defence; On the Frontier; A Vigorous Commander; Brownstown and Maguaga; Detroit; The Armistice; Consequences of Armistice; Queenston Heights; Index. Light browning and a few tiny edge tears on on-trimmed fore-edge of text block, small fore-edge tear archivally taped on page leaf 311/312, browning to spine and spine label, a few scattered tiny foxing marks on boards - mainly rear board, shelf soiling on bottom edge of boards. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE SETTLE & CARLISLE ROUTE.  RAILWAY WORLD SPECIAL., Ellis, C. Hamilton; Allen, C.J.; Slindon, F.; Brock, Peter; Harris, Michael.
16 Ellis, C. Hamilton; Allen, C.J.; Slindon, F.; Brock, Peter; Harris, Michael. THE SETTLE & CARLISLE ROUTE. RAILWAY WORLD SPECIAL.
Ian Allan, Weybridge, 1988, second reprint. 
48 pp, 11 1/4" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). ISBN 0711014485 Profusely illustrated in b&w with photographs, route map, reproductions of timetables. Contents: Introduction; Renaissance of the Midland Railway; The Midland train services of 190 5; The summer 1903 timetables; Along the route (photo feature); Snows of 1947; Steam past (photo feature); Steam finale over Ais Gill; Main line steam revival (photo feature); Inspector George Gordon, Carlisle; Moods (photo feature); The s u m m e r 1 9 5 9 timetables. Interior - faint cigarette odor, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. VG+ 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE TOWN OF YORK 1793-1815:  A COLLECTION OF DOCUMENTS OF EARLY TORONTO., Firth, Edith G., edited and with introduction by.
17 Firth, Edith G., edited and with introduction by. THE TOWN OF YORK 1793-1815: A COLLECTION OF DOCUMENTS OF EARLY TORONTO.
Toronto Champlain Society for Government of Canada/University of Toronto Press 1962 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
368 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Red cloth with gold lettering/banding on spine. "(T)ells the history of the town of York (Toronto) from the arrival of John Graves Simcoe in 1793 through the War of 1812 until news of the peace reached its citizens in the spring of 1815. The selection of contemporary documents attempts to show why York was chosen for a settlement in the first place, the kind of community that developed, and the effect of the War on that community. Apart from the normal problems connected with the establishment of any settlement, the officials of the town of York were faced with the necessity of creating a worthy capital city for Upper Canada at a time when Kingston, because of its pre-eminence as the military and naval centre of the province and its commercial prosperity, overhadowed all other settlements. The book also illustrates the gradual integration into a corporate body of many diverse elements - senior government officials, discharged soldiers, tradesmen, labourers - so that by 1815 the characteristics of modern Toronto were beginning to be evident in York. This collection of documents and the editor's very full Introduction will provide the student of local history with much primary material and the general reader with an interesting account of the early years of the modern metropolis of Toronto. Minor wear at corners, 50% of text block edges are lightly browned. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has one or two tiny edge chips and tears, light edge creases at top of rear panel, light edge wear/wrinkling, very light rubbing. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
18 FitzGibbon, Mary Agnes. A VETERAN OF 1812: THE LIFE OF JAMES FITZGIBBON.
Toronto Coles 1979 Facsimile Edition. Soft Cover Very Good 
336 pp + Appendices and Notes, 8 3/8" H. Part of the Coles Canadian Collection - facsimile of the William Briggs, Toronto, 1894 edition. B&w illustrations. "Lieutenant James FitzGibbon was one of the greatest and most venturesome leaders in the War of 1812. The commander of a troop dubbed the Bloody Boys, he practiced a form of guerilla warfare, at the time considered highly unconventional. It was the lieutenant who, in 1813, received news from Laura Secord of an impending surpise attack at Beaver Dams. And it was FitzGibbon who, despite being vastly outnumbered, obtained an American surrender two days later. After the war, FitzGibbon was twice promoted and helped supress the Rebellion of 1837. (This) biography, written by his granddaughter, includes selections of his own writing, as well as others of his time, including Isaac Brock." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor corner wear, tiny bump at bottom of rear hinge, minor rubbing. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
BATTLE LINES: EYEWITNESS ACCOUNTS FROM CANADA'S MILITARY HISTORY., Granatstein, J.L. and Hillmer, Norman.
19 Granatstein, J.L. and Hillmer, Norman. BATTLE LINES: EYEWITNESS ACCOUNTS FROM CANADA'S MILITARY HISTORY.
Thomas Allen, Toronto, 2004, first edition. 
490 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in printed plastic dust jacket. ISBN 0887621562 "An outstanding collection of firsthand accounts from the front lines of our military history, drawn from letters, diaries, and reportage from the Plains of A braham and the Red River Rebellion to the battlefields of two world wars and Korea, as well as the harrowing missions in Bosnia and Afghanistan. This is a book that animates our past in the words of those who lived the Canadian military exper i e n c e . Small bump at top of front hinge. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of hinges, light rubbing. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
20 Gray, William. SOLDIERS OF THE KING: THE UPPER CANADIAN MILITIA 1812-1815. A REFERENCE GUIDE.
Erin, Ontario Boston Mills Press / Stoddart 1995 1550461427 / 9781550461428 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ 
288 pp, large 8vo, (9 1/4" H). Map. "Based on contemporary official documents, reports, returns, and master lists, (this book) provides the most complete account ever published of the nature and extent of the participation of the people of Upper Canada in the War of 1812. (P)rovides an insighful overview of the organization of the militia and the various volunteer corps, and contributes to our written history a comprehensive guide to the militia corps active during the war, with a nominal list of commissioned officers, as well as the men who volunteered to serve in corps." Dust jacket has minor rubbing and a small line indentation on rear panel, very minor edge wear. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
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