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1 Fenton, Terry & Wilkin, Karen. MODERN PAINTING IN CANADA: MAJOR MOVEMENTS IN TWENTIETH CENTURY CANADIAN ART.
Edmonton Hurtig / The Edmonton Art Gallery 1978 0888301626 / 9780888301628 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
119 pp, oblong (9 1/4" H x 10 1/2" D). Colour reproductions. Contents: Introduction; The Group of Seven; Montreal in the 1930s and the Contemporary Art Society; Two Isolated Modernists; Montreal and the Collective Unconscious; New Internationalism: Abstraction in Montreal and Toronto; Western Canada and the Emma Lake Workshops; Regionalism, Populism, Anti-Americanism; Biographies; Selected Bibliography; About the Authors. Book is clean. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of flap-folds and spine, slight fading to color on spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THOSE WERE THE DAYS: THE LORE OF HOCKEY BY THE LEGENDS OF THE GAME., Fischler, Stan.
2 Fischler, Stan. THOSE WERE THE DAYS: THE LORE OF HOCKEY BY THE LEGENDS OF THE GAME.
New York Dodd, Mead 1976 0396070159 / 9780396070153 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
337 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). Pictorial endpapers, b&w photographs. "There was a time when winters were cold, the ice was black, and hockey was played as much for fun as for the small money earned by the few good skaters involved. The slapshot and the red line and the curved stick were all in the future. Shifts lasted sixty minutes. And nips from pocket flasks kept the legs churning. Then the game moved indoors, taking a few of these hardy survivors along with it. The competition grew fierce. Large stadiums attracted large crowds. And the now bigger money gave rise to such legendary names as Cyclone Taylor, Newsy Lalonde, and Eddie Shore; Frank Boucher, Johnny Gagnon and Howie Morenz; Gordie Howe, Glenn Hall, and Maurice Richard. Stan Fischler spent more than five years crisscrossing North America to collect on tape the fascinating reminiscences of these modest, unassuming, once so very talented players." Very light edge wear, minor wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, light edge wrinkling - mainly at top of spine, very light rubbing/soiling on the rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
3 Gagnon, Georgette and Rath, Dan. NOT WITHOUT CAUSE: DAVID PETERSON'S FALL FROM GRACE.
Toronto HarperCollins 1991 0002158426 / 9780002158428 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
408 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs. "The stunning defeat of David Peterson's powerful Liberal government on September 6, 1990 broke many of the old rules for Canadian elections - and provided the first glimpse of how future elections will be fought. At the center of the story: Liberal leader David Peterson. Young, handsome and rich, he embodied the glory years of the 1980s when Yuppies, BMWs and image politics ruled. His decision to 'go early', to call an election only three years into his mandate, set the wheels in motion. His campaign attracts some of Canada's leading political players: campaign chair Kathy Robinson, whose pivotal position becomes a hotseat as the Liberal slide begins; former Trudeau pollster Martin Goldfarb, anxious to keep a Liberal government in power; David MacNaughton, Goldfarb critic and rival; Bob Nixon, the tough and respected treasurer faced with scuttling his balanced budget in a last-ditch vote-buying attempt; aide Vince Borg, Peterson's long-time friend, who tries to protect the premier from protesters and Liberals alike. These key players and an army of policy experts, strategists, party members, candidates and reporters tangle and clash in the race for power. (The) gripping account of how the Peterson Liberals did not anticipate or prepare for the new trends emerging in Canada's electoral process: the increasing power of special-interest groups, campaign strategies that attack incumbents without offering alternatives, negative advertising, the critical importance of perceptions and the media, an electorate with declining party allegiances and the rise of non-traditional parties. It's also the reavealing tale of how Ontario's New Democratic and Progressive Conservative parties ran campaigns that became a perfect match for the volatile mood of voters." Remainder mark on bottom of text block at spine. Dust jacket has very minor wrinkling at top of spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
AWARE (AVIATION WEATHER ALL READY FOR EMERGENCY).  AVIATION WEATHER...PLAYING BY THE RULES., Gagnon, Yves.
4 Gagnon, Yves. AWARE (AVIATION WEATHER ALL READY FOR EMERGENCY). AVIATION WEATHER...PLAYING BY THE RULES.
Environment Canada, (Ottawa), 1990. 
248 pp, small 4to (10" H), soft cover. ISBN 0662181751 Maps, drawings, graphs. Contents: The atmosphere; Clouds; Moisture and temperature; Pressure; Wind; Stability and instability - vertical motion; Air masses; The structure of fronts; Conditio ns at the cold front, the warm front and the trowal; Formation of clouds and fog; Visibility; Aircraft icing; Thunderstorms; Turbulence and mountain waves; Flight planning information; Hourly reports; Aviation forecasts; Pilot reports; Weather r a d a r ; Weather satellites; Decoding standard abbreviations; Weather information for aviation; Solutions to Exercises. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, very light rubbing, two tiny corn e r cr ea se s. Very Good+ 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
OPENING UP THE WEST, 1874-1881 / SETTLERS AND REBELS, 1882-1885 / LAW AND ORDER, 1886-1887 / THE NEW WEST, 1888-1889 - BEING THE OFFICIAL REPORTS TO PARLIAMENT OF THE ACTIVITIES OF THE ROYAL NORTH-WEST MOUNTED POLICE FORCE.  4 VOLUME SET., Higgitt, W.L., Commissioner, RCMP, introduction.  (The Commissioners of the Royal North-West Mounted Police.)
5 Higgitt, W.L., Commissioner, RCMP, introduction. (The Commissioners of the Royal North-West Mounted Police.) OPENING UP THE WEST, 1874-1881 / SETTLERS AND REBELS, 1882-1885 / LAW AND ORDER, 1886-1887 / THE NEW WEST, 1888-1889 - BEING THE OFFICIAL REPORTS TO PARLIAMENT OF THE ACTIVITIES OF THE ROYAL NORTH-WEST MOUNTED POLICE FORCE. 4 VOLUME SET.
Toronto Coles 1973 Facsimile Edition. Soft Cover Very Good 
This 4 volume set is part of the Coles Canadiana Collection. 9 3/16" H. First two volumes have fold-out maps/plans. "Since the North-West Mounted Police first rode onto the plains in 1874 the Force's duties and responsibilities have undergone many changes. In recognition of its services, the prefix 'Royal' was added to its title in 1904 by King Edward VII. Sixteen years later, when it became responsible for federal policing throughout Canada, it was changed again to 'Royal Canadian Mounted Police'. In these early reports readers will find first hand accounts of many of the stirring incidents which shaped the history of the West, written by those who actually participated in them. The Indian Treaties, the influx of the American Sioux under Sitting Bull, the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway, the North-West Rebellion, and the coming of the settlers are just a few of the dramatic events in which the North-West Mounted Police played an important part." Interiors- clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors- very light edge wear - mainly at top/bottom of spines, volume 2 has some light wear on rear hinge, volume 4 has a tiny bump at top of spine. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF CANADA CATALOGUE OF PAINTINGS AND SCULPTURE.  VOLUME III:  CANADIAN SCHOOL., Hubbard, R.H.  Foreword by Charles Comfort.
6 Hubbard, R.H. Foreword by Charles Comfort. THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF CANADA CATALOGUE OF PAINTINGS AND SCULPTURE. VOLUME III: CANADIAN SCHOOL.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1960 Hard Cover Very Good Fair 
463 pp, 10 1/4" H. B&w reproductions. **Volume III: Canadian School** only. "In order to make the volume of maximum value, more than one thousand works have been illustrated, through necessarily some half-tones are small in size. Check lists of the War Collections and of the Royal Canadian Academy diplomas are also included. (T)he Gallery's chief curator, Dr. R.H. Hubbard, gives detailed notes on each artist and each painting and sculpture listed." Contents: Foreword; Canadian Painting and Sculpture; Abbreviations; Paintings; Sculpture; Royal Canadian Academy Diploma Collection; Check List of Works in the Study Collection; Check List of Canadian Works in the First and Second World War Collections; Index to Accession Numbers; Index to Portraits; Index to Religious, Mythological, Allegorical, Historical, and Literary Subjects; Index to Genre Subjects; Index to Topography and Landscape; Index to Artists. Previous owner's bookplate on front free endpaper, very light edge wear, minor fading at top/bottom edges of spine, very small faint mark on top of text block. Dust jacket heavy edge wear, 1/2" piece missing at top of spine, small chip at bottom of front panel, scattered scuffs, old tape on inside edges, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
PEACEKEEPER:  THE ROAD TO SARAJEVO., MacKenzie, Lewis.
7 MacKenzie, Lewis. PEACEKEEPER: THE ROAD TO SARAJEVO.
Vancouver Douglas & McIntyre 1993 155054098X / 9781550540987 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
345 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). Map endpapers, b&w photographs, maps. "Brave, tough, resourceful, and, rarest of all, blessed with an irreverent sense of humour, (Major-General Lewis) MacKenzie needed all those qualities for the biggest assignment of his military career: striving for peace among the warring factions in the former Yugoslavia. In this riveting memoir, MacKenzie describes how he created Sector Sarajevo, and with a 30-nation UN force set out to liberate the airport to receive desperately needed food and medical supplies. MacKenzie's outstanding and unorthodox leadership catapulted him to the status of an international celebrity, as he used the media - 'the only weapon I had' - to maximum advantage. Against the daily drama of shelling, sabotage, murder and shameless propaganda, motivated by ethnic hatreds, MacKenzie's adventures in Sarajevo read like a war novel - except that it is all tragically true. With the verve of a natural storyteller, (he) also recounts the often bizarre highlights of eight previous peacekeeping tours in the Middle East, Cyprus and Vietnam. From bluffing his way through the Turkish-Cypriot lines to boisterous forays into Saigon's netherworld; from basketball in the Gaza Strip to dodging sniper fire in Sarajevo; from daring diplomatic improvisations to bluntly outspoken criticisms of the UN bureaucracy: here is a veteran peackeeper's frank, funny and unforgettable story." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine/front hinge. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, tiny tear and wrinkling at bottom of front hinge/front panel. 
Price: 16.00 USD
 
 
PEACEKEEPER:  THE ROAD TO SARAJEVO., MacKenzie, Lewis.
8 MacKenzie, Lewis. PEACEKEEPER: THE ROAD TO SARAJEVO.
Vancouver Douglas & McIntyre 1993 155054098X / 9781550540987 First Edition Very Good Very Good+ 
345 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). Map endpapers, b&w photographs, maps. "Brave, tough, resourceful, and, rarest of all, blessed with an irreverent sense of humour, (Major-General Lewis) MacKenzie needed all those qualities for the biggest assignment of his military career: striving for peace among the warring factions in the former Yugoslavia. In this riveting memoir, MacKenzie describes how he created Sector Sarajevo, and with a 30-nation UN force set out to liberate the airport to receive desperately needed food and medical supplies. MacKenzie's outstanding and unorthodox leadership catapulted him to the status of an international celebrity, as he used the media - 'the only weapon I had' - to maximum advantage. Against the daily drama of shelling, sabotage, murder and shameless propaganda, motivated by ethnic hatreds, MacKenzie's adventures in Sarajevo read like a war novel - except that it is all tragically true. With the verve of a natural storyteller, (he) also recounts the often bizarre highlights of eight previous peacekeeping tours in the Middle East, Cyprus and Vietnam. From bluffing his way through the Turkish-Cypriot lines to boisterous forays into Saigon's netherworld; from basketball in the Gaza Strip to dodging sniper fire in Sarajevo; from daring diplomatic improvisations to bluntly outspoken criticisms of the UN bureaucracy: here is a veteran peackeeper's frank, funny and unforgettable story." Slight bump at bottom of spine with a tiny tear at bottom of rear hinge. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, minor crease at bottom of front flap. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
9 McDowall, Duncan. QUICK TO THE FRONTIER: CANADA'S ROYAL BANK.
Toronto McClelland and Stewart 1993 0771055048 / 9780771055041 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
478 pp, 10" H. Pictorial endpapers, b&w photographs, reproductions. "(T)he story of the Royal Bank, told not only in terms of executive personalities and corporate strategies, but also through an exploration of its corporate culture - of the lives of the people of the Royal - and of the part this corporate culture played in the opening of the country and the expansion of international trade. Throughout are vignettes that focus on some diverting details in the life of the Royal Bank. How many, for instance, know that Henry Mullins, the manager of the Mariposa branch of the Exchange Bank in Stephen Leacock's 'Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town', was based on a real-life Royal Banker, George Rapley, of the Orillia, Ontario branch? Or that, in an effort to foil robbers, tellers were often expected to sleep on the bank premises (sometimes in front of the vault) with loaded revolvers under their pillows? Eminently readable as well as informative (this book) fills an important gap in Canadian business history." Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly top edge small scratch on both panels, tiny dent on front panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
10 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
 
 
A CONCISE HISTORY OF CANADIAN PAINTING.  SECOND (EXPANDED) EDITION., Reid, Dennis.
11 Reid, Dennis. A CONCISE HISTORY OF CANADIAN PAINTING. SECOND (EXPANDED) EDITION.
Toronto Oxford University Press 1988 0195406648 / 9780195406641 Second (expanded) Edition. Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
418 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w and colour illustrations. "This Second Edition covers painting to 1980. A long final chapter treats a crucial fifteen years when there developed in Canada a tremendous interest in other art forms and an apparent falling off of interest in painting. In fact the cry was hear - throughout the western world - that painting was dead. It turned out, however, that this was far from true. Dennis Reid discusses the work of established artists who produced steadily in the period - including Jack Bush, Jack Chambers, Greg Curnoe, Gershon Iskowitz, John Meredith, Guido Molinari, Jack Shadbolt, and Claude Tousignant - as well as new arrivals on the scene who have since joined the ranks of leading Canadian artists. Among the more recent painters discussed are David Bolduc, John Boyle, David Craven, Paterson Ewen, Ivan Eyre, Yves Gaucher, John Hall, Ron Martin, Michael Morris, Norval Morrisseau, Christopher Pratt, Shirley Wiitasalo, and Tim Zuck. Enriched by this overview, and by many additions to the original text, (this) is the widest-ranging and most authoritiative handbook available. Lucid, interesting, and informative, it is still a pleasure to read from first to last." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very small bump on bottom edge of both boards. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
IMPORTANT CANADIAN ART.  AUCTION AND EXHIBITION.  WEDNESDAY, MAY 17, 1989., Sotheby's.
12 Sotheby's. IMPORTANT CANADIAN ART. AUCTION AND EXHIBITION. WEDNESDAY, MAY 17, 1989.
Toronto Sotheby's 1989 Soft Cover Very Good 
Unpaginated, 358 lots. Colour and b&w reproductions. The catalogue of the exhibition and auction held on May 17th, 1989. Artists represented include: William Armstrong, John William Beatty, Frederic Marlett Bell-Smith, Andre Charles Bieler, M. Emily Carr, Alfred Joseph Casson, Frederick Simpson Coburn, Stanley Morel Cosgrove, Maurice Galbraith Cullen, Marc-Aurele Fortin, Clarence Alphonse Gagnon, Frederick Stanley Haines, Lawren Stewart Harris, Robert Harris, Yvonne McKague Housser, Alexander Young Jackson, Frank Hans Johnston, Dorothy Knowles, Cornelius David Krieghoff, William Kurelek, Arthur Lismer, James Edward Hervey MacDonald, Henri Leopold Masson, James Wilson Morrice, Herbert Sidney Palmer, Robert Wakeham Pilot, Jean-Paul Riopelle, William Goodridge Roberts, Florence Wyle and many more. Interior - light browning to inside of covers, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, very light browning to edges of covers. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 


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