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IN RUPERT'S LAND: MEMOIRS OF WALTER TRAILL., Atwood, Mae, editor.  (Walter Traill.)
1 Atwood, Mae, editor. (Walter Traill.) IN RUPERT'S LAND: MEMOIRS OF WALTER TRAILL.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1970 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 
232 pp, 8 3/4" H. Map endpapers. "Here is a lively and informative history of Walter J.S. Traill, youngest son of the famous Canadian pioneer settler, Catharine Parr Traill. Born in 1847, (he) left home - near Lakefield in Canada West - at 19 and set out for Prince Rupert's Land as a clerk with the Hudson's Bay Company, and this book is a collection of authentic writings compiled from his letters and journals by his nephew's wife. He tells of the day-to-day life of the Hudson's Bay clerks, of the hardships, the loneliness. The colonists are often hungry, and he recounts occasions when they ate sled dogs to prevent starvation. Traill presents a picture of the Riel rebellion, as he was for a time, a prisoner of Riel in Fort Garry and only released on condition that he left the territory Being a loyal Hudson's Bay man, he is strongly antagonistic to Louis Riel, but the rest of his writing reveals an objectivity and broadmindedness that is astonishing for the Victorian era." A couple of pages with tiny corner crease, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, some rubbing and soiling - mainly on rear panel, a few tiny edge chips and tears, very light browning at edges and on spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE STORY OF CANADIAN ROADS., Guillet, Edwin C.
2 Guillet, Edwin C. THE STORY OF CANADIAN ROADS.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1968 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
246 pp, 11 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions, maps, drawings. "From portage trails snaking their way through the wilderness to superhighways carrying the raw materials and produce of an industrial nation, Canada's roads have had a romantic but long-neglected history. The problems which Canada has faced in seeking to connect two oceans by road would have been formidable even in a land more densely populated. Early builders found their way blocked by forest and swamp, rivers, rocks, vast areas of grassland, mountains, and muskeg. Their gradual success is recounted from the woodland trail cleared by Champlain in Acadia on through the early construction by corvee in New France; the Temiscouta Trail between the Atlantic Provinces and the Canadas; the infamous corduroy roads and bridges which jolted passengers unmercifully and lamed their horses; the plank roads, Canada's first contribution to road-building science; the cart tracks cut into the virgin prairies by Metis buffalo hunters; the Cariboo Road, build through sheer canyons and over mountain passes to the gold fields fo the Upper Fraser; and the vehicles which travelled these routes - the wonderul assortment of sleighs, caleches, buckboards, Red River carts, wagons, and stage-coaches of the nineteenth century. Then came the automobile, and with it an unprecedented personal mobility. Today Canada's roads are one of her principal resources. The Trans-Canada Highway, a dream for most of a century, has forged a new tie of asphalt and concrete, unifying the country." Dust jacket has very light edge wear, tiny dent on front hinge. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
LITERARY HISTORY OF CANADA:  CANADIAN LITERATURE IN ENGLISH.  SECOND EDITION.  3 VOLUME SET., Klinck, Carl F., editor.  Victor Hopwood, Fred Cogswell, Edith Fowke, Gordon Roper, Elizabeth Waterston, Roy Daniells, Desmond Pacey, Munro Beattie, Northrop Frye, George Woodcock, Claude Bissell, Henry B. Mayo, Sheila A. Egoff, Brandon Conron,  et al.
3 Klinck, Carl F., editor. Victor Hopwood, Fred Cogswell, Edith Fowke, Gordon Roper, Elizabeth Waterston, Roy Daniells, Desmond Pacey, Munro Beattie, Northrop Frye, George Woodcock, Claude Bissell, Henry B. Mayo, Sheila A. Egoff, Brandon Conron, et al. LITERARY HISTORY OF CANADA: CANADIAN LITERATURE IN ENGLISH. SECOND EDITION. 3 VOLUME SET.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1976 Second Edition. Hard Cover Very Good+ 
550 pp, 410 pp, 391 pp - 3 volume set - 9 1/4" H. dark blue and red cloth with gilt and dark blue lettering on spines and front boards, blue endpapers. Chapter headings include: The Voyagers; Explorers by Land (to 1867); Explorers by Sea: The West Coast; Literary Acitivy in the Maritime Provinces (1815-1880); Folktales and Folk Songs; Confederation to the First World War; Writers of Fiction (1880-1920); Canadian History and Social Sciences (1920-1960); Religious and Theological Writings (to 1960); Travel Book on Canada (1920-1960); Essays and Autobiography; Children's Literature (to 1960); Drama and Theatre; Poetry; Politics and Literature in the 1960s; Philosophical Literature; The Physical Sciences and Engineering; The Biological Sciences; Writing in the Social Sciences; Critical Theory: Some Trends, etc., etc. Some very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine of volumes One and Two, small area of minor colour loss on front board of volume One, minor corner wear on all volumes. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
4 Klinck, Carl F., general editor. Alfred G. Bailey, Claude Bissell, Roy Daniells, Northrop Frye, Desmond Pacey, editors. Victor G. Hopwood, Fred Cogswell, Munro Beattie, Gordon Roper, Elizabeth Waterston, Edith Fowke, Frank W. Watt, Michael Tait, et al. LITERARY HISTORY OF CANADA: CANADIAN LITERATURE IN ENGLISH.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1973 0802051472 / 9780802051479 Reprinted with Corrections Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
945 pp, 9 1/2" H. "This major effort of a large group of scholars working in the field of Canadian literature provides a comprehensive, up-to-date reference work on the English literary history of Canada. It will be invaluable as a source of information on authors, genres, and literary trends and influences. It is also a fascinating account, lively and well written, of the ways in which writers have over the centuries striven to record reactions to a powerful natural environment and to their society against the background of other literary traditions in English. This volume represents a positive attempt to give a history of Canada in terms of writings which deserve attention because of significant thought, form, and use of language; it also aims to contribute to criticism by offering reasons for singling out those works regarded as the best." Very minor edge wear to boards. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, slight fading to spine color, light rubbing on spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
5 Lee, Betty. Foreword by Robertson Davies. LOVE AND WHISKY: THE STORY OF THE DOMINION DRAMA FESTIVAL.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1973 0771052219 / 9780771052217 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
335 pp, 8 5/8" H. "For almost forty years - from 1932 to 1970 - theatre enthusiasts from across the nation congregated annually to participate in the msot spectacular cultural event in Canada - the yearly Dominion Drama Festival. Months of painstaking ajudication culminated in the staging of the best amateur theatre in the country, with further judging to choose the prize-winning performances. The drama was as intense offstage as on. (The author) recreates it within these page; the fledgling organization's struggle against overwhelming financial odds; the vying for presigious positions; the public furors and ther personalities involved in them; the ultimate transformation into Theatre Canada." Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, some areas of light browning. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
WILLIAM WYE SMITH: RECOLLECTIONS OF A NINETEENTH CENTURY SCOTTISH CANADIAN., McLean, Scott A. and Vance, Michael E., editors.  (William Wye Smith)
6 McLean, Scott A. and Vance, Michael E., editors. (William Wye Smith) WILLIAM WYE SMITH: RECOLLECTIONS OF A NINETEENTH CENTURY SCOTTISH CANADIAN.
Toronto Natural Heritage 2008 1550028049 / 9781550028041 First Edition Soft Cover Near Fine 
421 pp, large 8vo (9" H). B&w illustrations. "Many nineteenth-century writers highlighted the difficulties recent immigrants faced - the clearing of forest and the breaking of new ground, the isolation and long Canadian winters - and emphasized what they perceived as the negative, alienating influences of Ontario's rapid urban and industrial expansion. In turn, however, they celebrated the progress demon-strated in the pioneers' domination over nature, the establishment of thriving communities, and the extension of transportation networks. William Wye Smith, a popular nineteenth-century Upper Canadian poet, was no exception. Smith prepared his 'Canadian Reminiscences', a handwritten compilation of anecdotes that relate to his experiences as journalist, clergyman, and son of Scottish settlers, to provide his own unique perspective of pioneer life. This fully annotated version of his unpublished manuscript highlights Smith's unwitting testimony to the social life of the province, his relationship to the construction and maintenance of Scottish and Canadian identity, and his position in literary history." Inside - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - tiny soft corner crease. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
WILLIAM WYE SMITH: RECOLLECTIONS OF A NINETEENTH CENTURY SCOTTISH CANADIAN., McLean, Scott A. and Vance, Michael E., editors.  (William Wye Smith)
7 McLean, Scott A. and Vance, Michael E., editors. (William Wye Smith) WILLIAM WYE SMITH: RECOLLECTIONS OF A NINETEENTH CENTURY SCOTTISH CANADIAN.
Toronto Natural Heritage 2008 1550028049 / 9781550028041 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ 
421 pp, large 8vo (9" H). B&w illustrations. "Many nineteenth-century writers highlighted the difficulties recent immigrants faced - the clearing of forest and the breaking of new ground, the isolation and long Canadian winters - and emphasized what they perceived as the negative, alienating influences of Ontario's rapid urban and industrial expansion. In turn, however, they celebrated the progress demon-strated in the pioneers' domination over nature, the establishment of thriving communities, and the extension of transportation networks. William Wye Smith, a popular nineteenth-century Upper Canadian poet, was no exception. Smith prepared his 'Canadian Reminiscences', a handwritten compilation of anecdotes that relate to his experiences as journalist, clergyman, and son of Scottish settlers, to provide his own unique perspective of pioneer life. This fully annotated version of his unpublished manuscript highlights Smith's unwitting testimony to the social life of the province, his relationship to the construction and maintenance of Scottish and Canadian identity, and his position in literary history." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor rubbing on covers, very minor soiling on bottom of text block, minor rubbing on covers. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
PAPERS OF THE BIBLIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY OF CANADA XXIV., Schieder, Rupert; Elder, Carol; Spadoni, Carl; Fee, Margery; Lochhead, Doulgas G.; Lamb, W. Kaye; MacDonald, Bertrum H.; Richardson, R. Alan; Kotin, David B.
8 Schieder, Rupert; Elder, Carol; Spadoni, Carl; Fee, Margery; Lochhead, Doulgas G.; Lamb, W. Kaye; MacDonald, Bertrum H.; Richardson, R. Alan; Kotin, David B. PAPERS OF THE BIBLIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY OF CANADA XXIV.
Toronto Bibliographical society of Canada 1986 00676896 Soft Cover Very Good 
123 pp, 8 11/16" H. Contents: Editorial Note; Our Contributors; Catharine Parr Traill: Three Bibliographical Questions; Early Printing Offices in Newmarket, Ontario; The Publishers Press of Montreal; Lorne Pierce, Ryerson Press, and The Makers of Canadian Literature Series; Essays in Canadian Bibliography: Bibliographical Studies in Reprint; 'Seventy-Five Years of Canadian Bibliography'; The Development of a Subject Classification Scheme for the 'Bibliography of Canadian Science and Technology to 1914'; Books in Review. Postage for this light item will be reduced to most destinations. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - soft wrinkles and soft crease on front cover, very minor soiling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE FAIR MAID OF PERTH., Scott, Walter, Sir.
9 Scott, Walter, Sir. THE FAIR MAID OF PERTH.
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good - D.C. Smyth. 
632 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H), thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt - in slipcase. Burgundy endpapers, b&w plates, including frontispiece, decorated title page. When Henry Gow, an armourer, foils a plot to abduct the beautiful Catharine Glover in 15th century Perth, Scotland, he becomes embroiled in royal plots and a highland feud. Light toning in margins of pages, moderate browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, a few tiny rub marks on covers, light fading to spine colour, minor edge wear. Slipcase has very light edge wear, slight fading at front edges, darker colouring on edge of bottom panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
FLORA'S LEXICON: AN INTERPRETATION OF THE LANGUAGE AND SENTIMENT OF FLOWERS: WITH AN OUTLINE OF BOTANY, AND A POETICAL INTRODUCTION.  (THE LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS.), Waterman, Catharine H.  (Catharine Harbeson.)
10 Waterman, Catharine H. (Catharine Harbeson.) FLORA'S LEXICON: AN INTERPRETATION OF THE LANGUAGE AND SENTIMENT OF FLOWERS: WITH AN OUTLINE OF BOTANY, AND A POETICAL INTRODUCTION. (THE LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS.)
Ottawa, Ontario Algrove 2001 1894572424 / 9781894572422 Facsimilie Reprint Soft Cover Very Good 
252 pp, 7 1/2" H. Facsimile reprint of the Crosby, Lee & Company of Boston edition of 1860. 2 b&w frontispieces, all pages with black double border and decorative initial capitals in b&w. An alphabetical arrangement of flowers, bushes & trees, giving a very brief botanical description followed by the sentiment that plant represents and poetical quotes about that sentiment. For example: Valerian represents an 'Accommodating Disposition' and the quotes include "Kindness in women, not their beauteous looks, Shall win my love." by Shakespeare and Zinnia represents 'Absence' as described by Dryden, "Love reckons hours for months, and days for years; And every little absence is an age." Concludes with an Index of Flowers and an Index of Interpretations. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small soft corner crease on rear cover, tiny bump at top of front hinge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CHILDREN'S LITERATURE IN CANADA.  TWAYNE'S WORLD AUTHORS SERIES - CHILDREN'S LITERATURE., Waterston, Elizabeth.
11 Waterston, Elizabeth. CHILDREN'S LITERATURE IN CANADA. TWAYNE'S WORLD AUTHORS SERIES - CHILDREN'S LITERATURE.
New York Twayne, New York 1992 0805782648 / 9780805782646 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
212 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w illustrations. "Waterston's informative study brings to life Canadian history and culture and illuminates a unique literary community in which acclaimed adult writers like Margaret Atwood, Margaret Laurence, and Mordechai Richler are also the authors of children's books. Waterston demonstrates the distinctly Canadian elements of such works as 'The Young Fur Traders' (1856), 'Anne of Green Gables' (1908), and 'Alligator Pie' (1974). This study delineates the developmental stages through which children progress and discusses the various literary genres that appeal to them at each stage, from picture books and nursery rhymes to historical tales and science fiction. In addition to her focus on the response of the child to various genres, Waterston provides sophisticated literary analysis of the works that have endured as classics, demonstrating how their continuing relevance is rooted in their literary merit. She examines literary styles, themes, and motifs and shows how many of the perennial favorites embrace quintessentially Canadian virtues: honesty, a strong will to survive, humor, passion, and genuine kindness. American and Canadian teachers, librarians, and parents will find in this complete guide a resource for expanding their young readers' literary universe." Minor edge wear, remainder mark on bottom of textblock, tiny foxing mark on top of textblock. Dust jacket has light color fading and some wrinkling on spine, minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
12 Weston, Robert and Taylor, Robert. Foreword by Air Vice Marshal 'Johnnie' Johnson. THE AIR COMBAT PAINTINGS OF ROBERT TAYLOR.
Vanwell, (St. Catharine's, Ontario, 1987). 
128 pp, oblong 4to (11 3/8" H x 14 1/2" D), hard cover in dust jacket. Pictorial endpapers, profusely illlustrated throughout in b&w and color. "This is the first time a book has been produced featuring a comprehensive selection of Taylor's work and it is thus a publication of great significance. Those already familiar with his work will be intrigued to discover for the first time the secrets of his techniques, and all combat aviation buffs will delight in the behind-the-scenes stories of life with the 'Aces'. In researching his paintings, Robert Taylor has worked with some of the greatest aviators in the world and the text draws upon his encyclopedic fund of facts and anecdotes concerning these famous figures and their service careers. In addition to this, a number of these great pilots have contributed their own first-hand accounts of the aircraft they flew in combat and other personal recollections...features in-depth visual and verbal studies of many of Taylor's most outstanding paintings, along with a wealth of colour details, pencil sketches and photographs. Much of this visual information has never been published before..." Small soft bump to bottom corner of textblock, very small pencil erasure mark on free front endpaper, tiny bump to bottom front corners, slight bump at top/bottom of spine - with 1" closed tear at top of rear hinge, minor rubbing to boards. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, light rubbing, a few faint line indentations. VG -/VG 
Price: 45.00 USD
 


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