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THE LIFE OF JOHN RUSHWORTH, EARL JELLICOE G.C.B., O.M., G.C.V.O., LL.D., D.C.L., Bacon, R. H., Admiral Sir.  Foreword by  Reginald McKenna.
1 Bacon, R. H., Admiral Sir. Foreword by Reginald McKenna. THE LIFE OF JOHN RUSHWORTH, EARL JELLICOE G.C.B., O.M., G.C.V.O., LL.D., D.C.L.
London Cassell 1936 First Edition Hard Cover Good+ 
565 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H), blue cloth with gold lettering/banding on spine, blue, gold, white and red crest on front cover. Protractor/bookmark missing. Photographs, maps, charts, plans. Contents: Preface; Bibliography; Boyhood and School-time, 1859 to 1872; 1872 to 1874; 1874 to 1878; Sub-Lieutenant to Lieutenant; 1889 to 1896; China up to the Boxer Expedition; Boxer Campaign - Part I; Boxer Campaign - Part II; End of Service in China, 1900 to 1907; Rear-Admiral in the Atlantic Fleet, 1907 to 1908; Controller and Third Sea Lord, 1908 to 1910; 1910 to 1912; 1912 to 1914; The Grand Fleet - Part I: Preliminary Remarks; The Grand Fleet - Part II, 1914 to 1915; The Grand Fleet - Part III, January, 1915 to May, 1916; Jutland - Preliminary Remarks; Jutland - Part I; Jutland - Part II; Remarks on Jutland; Grand Fleet - Jutland to November, 1916; 1916 to 1918. Admiralty; 1918. Leaving Admiralty; February, 1919 to August, 1919. The World Cruise - Part I; 1919 to 1920. The World Cruise - Part II; 1919 to 1926. The Harper Record and Admiralty Narrative; 1919 to 1924. Governor-General of New Zealand - Part I; Governor-General of New Zealand - Part II; 1924 to 1935. Later Years; The Man; Appendices: Genealogical; Naval Service of Admiral of the Fleet Earl Jellicoe; Chart of the Battle of Jutland; Glossay; Index. Previous owner's signature and date in pencil on free front endpaper, very light browning to pages, 1" x 2" light foxing mark on free front endpaper, double crease and very small edge tear at bottom corner of page v - archivally taped, progressive bump to top corner of approx. pages 65 to 155, light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, light shelf soiling on bottom of text block, wrinkling and light wear at top/bottom of spine with a few tiny tears, small bump at both corners of front board, minor rubbing and minor edge wear. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
2 Ball, Edward. THE INVENTOR AND THE TYCOON: A GILDED AGE MURDER AND THE BIRTH OF MOVING PICTURES.
New York Doubleday 2013 0385525753 / 9780385525756 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
447 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "(T)he compelling saga of an artistic genius, a ruthless railroad tycoon, and a sordid crime of passion. In frontier California 130 years ago, English immigrant Eadweard Muybridge managed to capture time and play it back on a screen, inventing stop-motion photography and moving pictures, breakthrough technologies that ushered in our age of visual media. Bankrolling his endeavor was tycoon (and former California governor) Leland Stanford, who built the west half of the transcontinental railroad and personally drove in the last golden spike. Stanford's particular obsession was whether the four hooves of a running horse ever left the ground all at once, and with Muybridge he found an answer. But personal disaster overshadowed Muybridge's remarkable achievements. A visionary artist, and technically brilliant, he was also a murderer." Very light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
MONCK:  GOVERNOR GENERAL, 1861-1868., Batt, Elisabeth.  Foreword by W.L. Morton.
3 Batt, Elisabeth. Foreword by W.L. Morton. MONCK: GOVERNOR GENERAL, 1861-1868.
McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 1976, first edition. 
191 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0771011571 "At a crucial point in Canadian history, Lord Charles Monck was entrusted with the most difficult, the most delicate task in the British Empire. And as Governor General of Canada, he presided over the Confederation of the new Dominion with tact, firmness, and diplomatic daring. Now, drawn against the background of provincial political turbulence, of menacing threats by the Americans along the border, of French-English dissent, of British-American friction, and British-Canadian dispute, Elisabeth Batt has composed a definitive biographical portrait of the remarkable man who was revered for the impartial and amenable attitude he maintained in his taxing role as 'constitutional monarch' and who remained in Canada as the new Dominion's first Governor General." A few tiny dints on top/bottom edges of boards, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few tiny chips and tears, very small closed tear on front hinge. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE ONTARIO COLLECTION., Bayer, Fern.  Foreword by the Honourable John Aird, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario.  Preface by John White.
4 Bayer, Fern. Foreword by the Honourable John Aird, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario. Preface by John White. THE ONTARIO COLLECTION.
Markham, Ontario Ontario Heritage Foundation / Fitzhenry & Whiteside 1984 0889029792 / 9780889029798 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
388 pp, 11 1/2" H. B&w and colour reproductions. "(T)ells the unique story of over one hundred years of art collecting by successive Ontario governments, revealing for the first time the colourful history of the collection as a whole, as well as providing a complete, annotated catalogue of the more than 1100 works, by 450 artists, that make up Canada's first publicly-funded art collection." Book is clean and bright. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
5 Baylay, G.T., Lieut.-Colonel, et al. THE REGIMENTAL HISTORY OF THE GOVERNOR GENERAL'S FOOT GUARDS.
Ottawa The Regiment 1948 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good 
268 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). The soft cover first edition has been here rebound in bright red buckram with gold lettering/banding on spine, gold insignia on front board - retaining the original blue soft covers and map endpapers. B&w photographs and colour maps (most fold-out). Chapter headings: From Organization to 1914; From One World War to Another, 1914-1939; War Service in Canada; War Service in England; Embarkation for France - To Hill 239; The Pursuit to the Somme - Belgium; Freeing the Port of Antwerp - Patrolling the Maas; The Ardennes Offensive and Return to Rosmalen - The Hochwald - Tilburg and Berkel; Germany - The Return Home; The 2nd Reserve Battalion; Epilogue; History of the Regimental Rifle Association; Appendices - Roll of Honour; Honours and Awards; "For Valour"; Regimental Colours, Dress and Customs; Nominal Roll; Glossary. Light browning to top/bottom of text block, top/bottom of text block are not trimmed flat from manufacturing process, approx. half the pages have a tiny piece missing or a tiny bump at top corner, approx. pages 81 to 94 have very light scuffing to top edge. 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
THE PARISH AND CATHEDRAL OF ST JAMES', TORONTO, 1797-1997: A COLLABORATIVE HISTORY., Benn, Carl; Bryant, Giles; Cooke, William; Friesen, Paul H.; Hayes, Alan; McIntire, C. Thomas; Morris, Shirley.
6 Benn, Carl; Bryant, Giles; Cooke, William; Friesen, Paul H.; Hayes, Alan; McIntire, C. Thomas; Morris, Shirley. THE PARISH AND CATHEDRAL OF ST JAMES', TORONTO, 1797-1997: A COLLABORATIVE HISTORY.
St James' Cathedral / Toronto University Press, Toronto, 1998. 
326 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0802047149 B&w and colour photographs, b&w drawings, plans, elevations. "St James' Cathedral can justly be called the Mother Church of the city of Toronto as well as of the Anglican diocese centred there. Its congregation perpetuates one that began worshipping in Lieutenant-Governor Simcoe's tent at the very founding of the town of York in 1793. Its grounds were set aside for a place of worship in 1797, and the wooden church tha t o p ened there ten years later was the first to be built in the town. Four successive Anglican churches have stood on this site, which is now in the heart of downtown Toronto. This history, commissioned as part of St James' 200th-anniversary ce le b ra ti ons in 1996-7, represents a collaboration by seven respected amateur and professional historians. It is lavishly illustrated with over one hundred pictures from the cathedral's own archives and the holdings of other institutions, as well as e igh t p ages of specially commissioned colour plates. Alongside a general history of the church as both parish and cathedral and its ministry to the community through two centuries, there are chapters specially treating the architecture of t he s ucc essi ve b uildings and the development of St James' renowned music and liturgy. This book will appeal not only to students of religious, cultural, and architectural history but to all who take an interest in Toronto's heritage, and Canada' s." F our page leaves with tiny crease at top corner. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Near Fine/Very Goo d+ 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
LOYALIST VIGNETTES AND SKETCHES., Bousfield, Arthur and Toffoli, Garry, editors.
7 Bousfield, Arthur and Toffoli, Garry, editors. LOYALIST VIGNETTES AND SKETCHES.
Governor Simcoe Branch, The United Empire Loyalists' Association of Canada, Toronto, Ontario, 1984. 
183 pp + Index, 4to (11" H), hard cover (simulated red leather with gold lettering on spine and front cover, decorative emblem in gold on front cover) - no dust jacket (as issued). B&w illustrations. "This book is the principal bicentennial project of the Governor Simcoe Branch of the United Empire Loyalists' Association of Canada. Its purpose is to gather and preserve a collection of anecdotes, biographies and achievements of the United Empire Loyalists and their descendants." Contains over 80 pieces on various United Empire Loyalists, families, incidents, etc. Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Very Good+ 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
PERSONAL NOTE., Bruce, Charles.
8 Bruce, Charles. PERSONAL NOTE.
Toronto Ryerson Press 1941 First Edition Stapled in Wraps Very Good Inscribed By Author
8 pp, 7 7/8" H. Inscribed on front free endpaper: "To Esther Latimer with best regards Charles Bruce". A poem written after the death of Bruce's friend, Sam Robertson, Canadian Press War Correspondent, who was lost at sea through enemy action in 1941. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light wear on spine, minor edge wrinkling, browning to edges of covers, minor soiling. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
JOHN BUCHAN: A MEMOIR., Buchan, William.  (John Buchan).
9 Buchan, William. (John Buchan). JOHN BUCHAN: A MEMOIR.
Griffin House, Toronto, 1982. 
272 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 887601081 B&w photographs. "John Buchan was a man of remarkably diverse achievements: writer, lawyer, politician, soldier, scholar and, finally, Governor-General of Canada. He was the friend of Roosevelt and of George V, of Henry James and T.E. Lawrence; indeed, there was scarcely a prominent figure of the twenties and thirties whom he did not know. His contemporaries are among the most successful men of their day; his n o v e l s , still widely read, dominated the market between the wars; his histories and biographies are much admired; his achievements in public office demonstrate a gift for government and a visionary wisdom. Yet through all his work there runs a t hr ea d sp un of the simple beliefs by which he stood - courage, truth, loyalty, honour, compassion. Such a creed made him kindly, gentle and much loved; his untimely death provoked an enviable outburst of sorrow and sense of loss. To his p ubl ic, ho wev er , a nd to succeeding generations, he is an enigma, often mistakenly accused of attitudes he never held. This book, by his son, shows John Buchan as he appeared to his family and close friends, an appealing and intimate portrait o f a man whos e fa me rest s - perhaps wrongly - on his skill as a novelist. Drawn from the author's own memories, and from privileged and unpublished sources, this is an elegant study of the private face behind the public mask, in the light of an extr aord inary care er. " Ti ny s oiling speck on top edge of rear board. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinking, a few tiny specks of soiling on inside, very slight fading to spine color. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
10 Burton, G. Allan. A STORE OF MEMORIES.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1986 0771017928 / 9780771017926 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
330 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "With warmth, wry wit, and surprising candour, G. Allan Burton relates the big and small incidents in his life, sometimes with nostalgia, sometimes with bite. His story starts in Toronto's exclusive Rosedale district, where, as a child, he discovered the twin passions of horse-riding and watercolour painting, passions that became the dual themes of his life. The first took him into the Governor General's Horse Guards, into the Allied Forces' dangerous campaign in Italy during World War II, and into a life-long love of fox hunting. The second took him into architecture and interior design and then into Simpsons where he worked his way from stockboy to chairman of the company. Throughout his business career, he kept a journal in which he recorded the critical events of Simpsons growth - the formation of Simpsons-Sears, the opening of new stores, and the innovative development of shopping malls in Ontario and Quebec, the frustrations of economic recession, and finally the explosion of the 'store wars' in 1979 where the Hudson's Bay Company and Sears, Roebuck of Chicago battled for control of this major Canadian company." Very light wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has one tiny tear with crease - archivally taped, a few areas of light edge wrinkling, minor edge wear, very light rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
HISTORY OF PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND., Campbell, Duncan.
11 Campbell, Duncan. HISTORY OF PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND.
Belleville, Ontario Mika 1972 0919302556 / 9780919302556 Facsimile Edition. Hard Cover Very Good 
224 pp, + contemporary advertisements, 9 1/8" H. Dark green cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front board. Mika's Canadiana Reprint Series No. 44. A facsimile reproduction of the 1875 Bremner Brothers edition. **Note: pages 3 to 18 have been printed twice.** Faint erased pencil marks at top corner of free front endpaper, minor bump at top of spine, minor edge wear, light toning to edges of text block. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
CHINA REVISITED, AFTER FORTY-TWO YEARS., Chiang Yee.  (The Silent Traveller.)
12 Chiang Yee. (The Silent Traveller.) CHINA REVISITED, AFTER FORTY-TWO YEARS.
New York W.W. Norton 1977 03930879143 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Chiang Yee. 
180 pp, 9 1/2" H. Illustrated throughout with the author's b&w drawings & calligraphy. "In 1933, Chiang Yee, then the governor of a district in China, was forced to leave his homeland after an argument with a warlord. The China he left was an unhealthy country: a weak central government unable to control the power of the warlords; a deteriorating economic condition; a reputation for corruption based on an ill-defined and unsatisfactory land-tax system; widespread illiteracy and famine. In 1975, after an absence of forty-two years, he returned to China. In this book he tells of his travels and records his impressions of the new China as compared to the China he left. In addition, his two grown daughters, who, along with their mother, remained in China, provide another perspective on China's progress. As Mr. Chiang travels through China, he tells of his visits to both well-known and less familiar landmarks; he describes the communes and factories of light industry which have been built in the last twenty-five years. He attends the May First celebration - the important festival of labor. But, above all, he contrasts the backwards country he left with the brand-new independent nation that has been emerging over the last twenty-five years. He points with pride to the accomplishments: 800 million Chinese living and working together in a united spirit; the feeling of peace and prosperity; no unemployment; sufficient food for all; great technical, scientific, and educational advances; increased literacy; universal medicare; and vast improvements in the status of women." Small faint scuff at top of fore-edge of text block, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, some light waviness on front panel, very light browning - mainly at edges, small light stain at top edge of spine, two line indentations across spine, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
A LOVER MORE CONDOLING., Clarkson, Adrienne.
13 Clarkson, Adrienne. A LOVER MORE CONDOLING.
McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 1968, first edition. 
158 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. First novel by Ms Clarkson who went on to be a popular Canadian Governor-General. "The problem Sara Rainer has refused to face all her life is that other people maintain she has a problem. Her hu sband died many years ago during the Normandy invasion, and her friends reason it's high time she either married again or, now that she's holidaying in France, took a lover. Poor widow! Her friend Diane, for instance, knows all the ropes a n d w a n t s to help. So does her sister Anne. As for the males, Raoul is out of the question. Henri is old, and cultured. Walker is her brother-in-law. Amory? It never occured to her. Guy? He tries too hard. The list isn't endless. M ea nw hi l e, S ar a Ra iner has to contend with the bewildering social life of Paris and the quiet life at Lormes-Sur-Oise. The Canadian widow, who doesn't feel like a widow, has to get used to visiting sumptuous chateaux and repairing ancient ch urc hes . Th en the re is an amateur production of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' to stage, during which, unexpectedly, the power fails...." Small reaminder stamp on free front endpaper, previous owner's name on front pastedown, light browning to pa ges, bro wn ing to edg es of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket light wear/creases at top/bottom of hinges and flap-folds, tiny chip at bottom of rear hinge, two small foxing marks on inside sur face, ligh t b rown ing at to p o f f laps. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
14 Collard, Elizabeth. THE POTTERS' VIEW OF CANADA: CANADIAN SCENES ON NINETEENTH-CENTURY EARTHENWARE.
Kingston McGill-Queen's University Press 1983 0773504214 / 9780773504219 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Near Fine Inscribed By Author
194 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H). Inscribed by author - "Best wishes to ..... from Elizabeth Collard". B&w photos, reproductions, marks. "This is the first book to be devoted exclusively to potters' views of Canada...The potters' views of Canada have a many-sided appeal, linking the world of artists, printmakers, and photographers to the ceramics industry...Covering the period from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the end of Queen Victoria's reign, this volume focuses chiefly on wares made for the dinner table or the washstand. All are earthenware, decorated by transfer printing, and produced by British potters. The scenes they depict range from the awesome falls at Niagara to early steamboats on the St Lawrence, from igloos in the Arctic to a governor's residence in New Brunswick. Elizabeth Collard traces the evolution of these wares, placing them in their historical setting and identifying the sources from which many of the views were derived. She also provides much detail on the English and Scottish potters and on the artists whose work they adapted to their own use." Previous owner's bookplate on free front endpaper, soft wrinkling to half-title page. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
15 Collard, Elizabeth. THE POTTERS' VIEW OF CANADA: CANADIAN SCENES ON NINETEENTH-CENTURY EARTHENWARE.
Kingston McGill-Queen's University Press 1983 0773504214 / 9780773504219 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
194 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H). B&w photographs, reproductions, marks. "This is the first book to be devoted exclusively to potters' views of Canada. The potters' views of Canada have a many-sided appeal, linking the world of artists, printmakers, and photographers to the ceramics industry. Covering the period from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the end of Queen Victoria's reign, this volume focuses chiefly on wares made for the dinner table or the washstand. All are earthenware, decorated by transfer printing, and produced by British potters. The scenes they depict range from the awesome falls at Niagara to early steamboats on the St Lawrence, from igloos in the Arctic to a governor's residence in New Brunswick. Elizabeth Collard traces the evolution of these wares, placing them in their historical setting and identifying the sources from which many of the views were derived. She also provides much detail on the English and Scottish potters and on the artists whose work they adapted to their own use." Very minor edge wear at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing to glossy surface. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
LOUISBOURG: KEY TO A CONTINENT., Downey, Fairfax.
16 Downey, Fairfax. LOUISBOURG: KEY TO A CONTINENT.
Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, N.J., 1965. 
255 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, b&w plates, maps, drawings. "(The author provides atmosphere and reality to this history) by focusing attention upon the people and the everyday happenings at the Fortress of Louisbourg and gives a colorful re-creation of land and sea battles. Downey describes this vital bastion as 'The strongest fortress in America, a walled city without a peer in the New World'. Louisbourg was guardian of the approaches to the S t . L awrence River, gateway to the heart of French Canada, and the key to a continent. In North America, the grasp of France was beginning to loosen. Its territories were shrinking, due to England's relentless drive. But total possession was im po ss i bl e so long as the great fortress Louisbourg stood fast. Then in 1744, war was declared between France and England and General William Pepperrell and American Colonial troops with the English navy laid siege to Louisbourg which fell in 174 5. En gl and 's possession lasted only three years, as Louisbourg was restored to the French by the Treaty of Aix la-Chapelle. The Seven Years War brough still another siege (1758) by the British who defeated the French. When the struggle be t ween th e tw o g reat powers ended, the fort was demolished and its people dispersed." Large birthday gift inscription blacked out on verso of free front endpaper, light browning to edges of tet block. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge we ar /wrin klin g, a few small chips and tears - old tape at top of spine, light browning, soiling on rear panel, a few tiny scuffs, slight fading to spine color. Very Good-/Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A PASSIONATE PEN:  THE LIFE AND TIMES OF FAITH FENTON., Downie, Jill.  (Faith Fenton / Alice Freeman.)
17 Downie, Jill. (Faith Fenton / Alice Freeman.) A PASSIONATE PEN: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF FAITH FENTON.
Toronto HarperCollins 1996 0002554054 / 9780002554053 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
337 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w photographs. Uncovers the secret of Alice Freeman/Faith Fenton, "the unconventional daughter of a shopkeeper who took on another identity (from her daytime job as a respectable schoolteacher) to penetrate the closed, very male world of journalism. As columnist Faith Fenton she moved with ease through society, equally at home with the rich and powerful and the less fortunate - from Lady Aberdeen, wife of the Governor General, to the working mothers of Toronto's slums. She was everywhere, attending costume balls, visiting an aging Sir John A. Macdonald, interviewing the fiery suffragette Susan B. Anthony, covering sensational murder trials. At the height of the Klondike gold rush she reinvented herself once again, heading for Dawson City where she became the first northern correspondent for 'The Globe' and married the love of her life." Very soft bump to bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, light wrinkling at top edge of front panel/flap and tiny tear at top of front flap-fold. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ELIZABETH POSTUMA SIMCOE 1762-1850:  A BIOGRAPHY.   (POSTHUMA.), Fryer, Mary Beacock.
18 Fryer, Mary Beacock. ELIZABETH POSTUMA SIMCOE 1762-1850: A BIOGRAPHY. (POSTHUMA.)
Dundurn Press, Toronto, 1989. 
276 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 1550020641 B&w and colour plates, maps. "Elizabeth Poshuma Simcoe was a remarkable woman. Raised in a wealthy and genteel English family, as a young wife, she accompanied her husband, the career soldier John Graves Simcoe, on his posting as the first lieutenant-governor of Upper Canada - then a sparsely populated backwoods outpost of the empire. She embraced with enthusiasm this chance for adventure and her diaries and her plentiful sketches reflect thi s joy of discovery in this 'new land'. The Simcoes returned to England in 1796 to await further imperial postings. John Graves Simcoe died in 1806 and his widow lived on to 1850 as a wealthy English countrywoman. While her popular Canadi a n d i a r i e s remain a valuable source for this intriguing biography, other materials exist that have rarely been looked at over the decades. Of considerable interest are the hundreds of letters Elizabeth's best friend, Mary Anne Bruges, sent to C a na da , an d hu ndreds of Elizabeth's own letters have survived, as well as those of her daughters and sons. From these neglected sources emerges the story of an energetic, involved woman. Her life divides into two phases. As the wife of Joh n G ra ves Si mc oe, E liz abeth is a sensible lady of the Age of Reason, pursuing the picturesque with sketch book and water colours. Following Simcoe's death, her long life as a widow finds meaning in fostering the well-being of her church. " I nter ior - m inor br owni ng in m argins of pages, very faint cigarette odor, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light browning to edges of textblock and covers, small soft corner crease on front cove r. V ery G ood 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
ALLAN MACLEAN, JACOBITE GENERAL:  THE LIFE OF AN EIGHTEENTH CENTURY CAREER SOLDIER., Fryer, Mary Beacock.  (Allan Maclean.)
19 Fryer, Mary Beacock. (Allan Maclean.) ALLAN MACLEAN, JACOBITE GENERAL: THE LIFE OF AN EIGHTEENTH CENTURY CAREER SOLDIER.
Dundurn, Toronto, 1987, Ist edition. 
253 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 1550020110 B&w photos, maps, reproductions. "Born on the Isle of Mull to an impoverished laird of the clan Maclean, young Allan fought his first battle - for Bonnie Prince Charlie at Culloden - from a sense of deep conviction and family loyalty. He fled into exile when the Stuart cause was lost. In Holland he became a mercenary, and after amnesty was granted for Jacobites, he joined the British army serving in North America during the Seven Y e a r s ' W a r , and again during the American Revolution. He was at Quebec on New Year's Eve 1775 when the city was attacked by Benedict Arnold, and shortly thereafter became the military governor of Montreal...This fast-paced and intriguing bo ok g iv es a pe ne tr at ing insight into the challenges facing a man who chose a military career during the tumultuous period of the eighteenth century." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light rubbing, sm all cr eas e a t t o p c orn er of front cover - migrates into first two pages, soft crease on front cover, minor edge wear, small crease across spine. Very Good+ 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
THE LITTLE EMPEROR: GOVERNOR SIMPSON OF THE HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY., Galbraith, John S.
20 Galbraith, John S. THE LITTLE EMPEROR: GOVERNOR SIMPSON OF THE HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY.
Toronto Macmillan of Canada 1976 0770513891 / 9780770513894 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
232 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w illustrations, map. "For forty years the 'Little Emperor', Sir George Simpson, ruled a domain that stretched from Hudson Bay to the Pacific and the Arctic, wielding power a feudal king might have envied. An illegitimate child, raised by his father's family in Scotland, Simpson caught the eye of Andrew Colvile of the Hudson's Bay Company. Simpson was first sent to North America in 1820, that last year of uneasy rivalry before the North West and Hudson's Bay companies united. (He) rose rapidly in the Company's service; in an era of primitive communication he was given a great deal of latitude by his employers, and he quickly demonstrated that they could rely on his judgement. Ruthless and domineering in both public and private life, he made many enemies, but his undoubted business talents won wide admiration in Canada and in England. In his later years Simpson was increasingly involved in the business life of Canada, and by the time of his death in 1860, he was one of the leading financial figures in the colony." 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
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