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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.
1 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
 
 
2 Black, M.H. Foreword by Geoffrey Cass. CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1584-1984.
Cambridge Cambridge University Press 1984 0521264731 / 9780521264730 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
343 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. "In 1984 the Press celebrates four hundred years of continuous printing and publishing, and this history gives a readable and not-too-formal introduction to that unique record. It is the story of the development of the printing and publishing arm of the University of Cambridge, from the medieval system of resident stationers who dealt in manuscripts to the present large printing and publishing house which produces computer software and audio cassette tapes as well as books (mostly now computer-set). The narrative is given its proper setting in the development of the University, which has inevitably determined the history of the Press itself; in the history of the book trade as a whole; and in the intellectual and political history of England which has at times affected the fortunes of the Press. There are anecdotes about powerful personalities, from Richard Bentley to Stanley Morison, which give colour and life to the sober black-and-white history of printing and publishing." Previous owner's name label tipped-in on half-title page, very light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, some light browning on spine, small ghost sticker mark on rear flap. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
3 Brockhouse, Robert. THE ROYAL ALEXANDRA THEATRE: A CELEBRATION OF 100 YEARS.
Toronto McArthur 2007 155278648X / 9781552786482 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ Edward Burtynsky, photographer. 
346 pp, 11 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated in colour, b&w and sepiatone with photographs/reproductions. "It was one of those grand civic gestures so loved by the aristocracy of the Gilded Age: a gift to Toronto meant to call the world's attention to its blossoming as a great city. The giver was Cawthra Mulock, 'the boy millionaire', one of the wealthiest men in Canada. The gift was the Royal Alexandra, a magnificent new theatre built - with no regard to cost - to equal the most splendid houses of London, Paris and New York. It was to be the lodestar of North American theatres, attracting the finest performers and the very best in dramatic art to a city that still smarted under the nickname 'Hogtown'. If Cawthra Mulock had known what obstacles lay in the way, he might never have broken ground. He could not have foreseen the cut-throat rivals who would seek to bankrupt him; nor the two World Wars; nor the coming of the movies, radio and television; nor the Great Depression that would close every other theatre in the country. This book tells the story of a Canadian national landmark and beloved Toronto institution, and of the remarkable, dogged and devoted champions - from Mulock to Mirvish - who have kept it alive, thriving and triumphant over 100 years." Small crease at top edge of pages 193 to 204., light waviness to edges og text block, very light wrinking at bottom of spine. Dust jacket very minor edge wrinkling, very minor rubbing, very soft wrinkle on rear panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
4 Dubro, James. MOB MISTRESS,
Toronto Macmillan of Canada 1988 077159917X / 9780771599170 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
200 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w photographs. "(Shirley Ryce) tells of her upbringing as the spoiled daughter of a local bookie and card-game organizer, of her early marriage, and of the fateful meeting that turned a bored housewife and mother into a mob mistress. (She) moved in organized crime circles for almost two decades, and had many mob affairs. Although she knew little of the mobsters' 'business', she saw a great deal of the mob at play. Her break with the Papalias (Hamilton, Ontario crime family) and their cohorts, and her co-operation with the police, marked a dramatic change in ther life, and in 'Mob Mistress' she looks back at who and what she was with self-deprecating frankness. At the same time, she and Dubro both give an informed and clear-eyed view of her former 'playmates' - and of the law-enforcement officers who fight them daily." Small bump to bottom corner of both boards. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, small corner crease on front flap, very light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
FLYPAST.  NO. 79.  FEBRUARY 1988., Ellis, Ken, ed.  (Lionel Hill, Ian Gallacher, Bryan Philpott, Dave Becker, Bill Norman, Air Vice-Marshal Dwyer, Nigel Apperley, Robbie Shaw, Jeremy Collins, Mike Gradidge, Peter Gunti, Daniel Ford.)
5 Ellis, Ken, ed. (Lionel Hill, Ian Gallacher, Bryan Philpott, Dave Becker, Bill Norman, Air Vice-Marshal Dwyer, Nigel Apperley, Robbie Shaw, Jeremy Collins, Mike Gradidge, Peter Gunti, Daniel Ford.) FLYPAST. NO. 79. FEBRUARY 1988.
Key, Stamford, Lincs., 1988. 
63 pp, 11 11/16" H, soft cover (magazine format - stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated with b&w and color photographs. Contents: Spirit of FlyPast (Photo competition); Early Days (DH Moth in 1920s & 1930s); G-MKIV - The Verdict (crash of Blenh eim); Urals Bomber (Junkers Ju 390); Triumph of Flight (competition); Just one of the Many (Liberator); Soaring Springboks (South Africa museum pieces); First ot Fall (Spitfire and Heinkel); Fairey Days at Hayes; Australian View; Antarctic A r c h a e o l o gy (Soviet polar base); Taiwan Transports (classic propliners at Taipei); News (Lighning); Preservation News (Spitfire, B-25, etc.); Preservation Project (Calaina in Alaska and a regal Rapide); American Classics (Rearwin); Registe r R ev ie w (T ri -P ac er ); Aviation Archaeology (wrecks on Arran); Museums of the World (Musee de l'Air, Le Bouget); Type Report (methanol Fury, Pilatus P.2), etc. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor e dg e w ear , v er y l igh t w ear at top/bottom of spine, light rubbing on rear cover and small liquid stain on rear cover, minor browning to edges of textblock. VG- 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
FRANK HIRD'S LANCASHIRE TALES.  (PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED AS "MORE STORIES OF OLD LANCASHIRE".), Hayes, Cliff, selected by.  (Frank Hird)
6 Hayes, Cliff, selected by. (Frank Hird) FRANK HIRD'S LANCASHIRE TALES. (PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED AS "MORE STORIES OF OLD LANCASHIRE".)
Aurora, Bolton, n.d. 
191 pp, 8 1/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 1859260403 B&w illustrations. Contents include: The Preston Guild Merchant; Rochdale Tokens; The Leper's Inheritance; Hand-Loom v Power-Loom; The Battle of Preston; The Siege of Lathom House; Some Lancashire Pro verbs; The Romance of Radcliffe Tower; The Mistress of Rossall Grange; The Unsworth Dragon; The Murder at "The Jolly Carter"; Ship-Building at Carke; An Old Alum Mine; Sacred Music in Lancashire; The Fire at Holker Hall; The Glen of the Deadly Nig h t shade; Owd Pinder; The Founder of the Grindletonians; Warrikin Fair; Possessed by a Devil; A Trafford and a Byron Feud; Crowbent in the Eighteenth Century; etc., etc. Interior - previous owner's small notation with place, date and signature on in si de of front cover; otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light fading on spine and some edges of covers. Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE LOST SQUADRON., Hayes, David.
7 Hayes, David. THE LOST SQUADRON.
Toronto Bloomsbury / Madison Press 1994 0747518262 / 9780747518266 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Lou Sapienza, Cornelius Braun, David Kaufman, photography. William S. Phillips, Craig Kodera, aviation art. 
223 pp, 11 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, maps, reproductions. "The real-life quest to free WWII planes (6 P-38 Lightnings and 2 B-17 Flying Fortress bombers), entombed within a Greenland glacier. They had become an Arctic legend. Tales of an entire squadron of war-birds from 1942 still sitting on the ice in Greenland were passed from one pilot to another. On a jaunt to the far north in 1980, two pilots from Atlanta, Georgia, heard the story and decided to look for the lost planes. What began as casual curiosity soon became a twelve-year adventure and a multimillion-dollar obsession. Here is the gripping, true story of how perseverance triumphed over seemingly impossible odds in pursuit of a dream." Slight bump at top of spine, very light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has wrinkling and tiny tear at top of spine - archivally taped, minor edge wrinkling, very light rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
WILDERNESS MISSION:  THE STORY OF SAINTE-MARIE-AMONG-THE-HURONS., Hayes, John F.
8 Hayes, John F. WILDERNESS MISSION: THE STORY OF SAINTE-MARIE-AMONG-THE-HURONS.
Toronto Ryerson Press 1969 770031668 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
120 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). B&w illustrations. "Until 1649, this small island of Christianity served as the central residence for the Jesuits in Huronia. Here were established Ontario's first hospital, first school, first farm and first social service centre. Begun in 1639, this community within the wooden palisades, stone bastions and sturdy timber buildings prospered until the Iroquois Indians began their reign of terror in the area. Fearing for the safely of its inhabitants, the administrators of Sainte-Marie put it to the torch and fled to what is now Christian Island to establish Sainte-Marie II. (This book) provides a fascinating account of this missionary endeavour. (Hayes) traces the history of Sainte-Marie from its roots in the arrival of Champlain at Quebec, through the early years of the Huron mission, the building and destruction, the intervening years, the early renewed interest in the site during the last century, archaeological investigation in recent decades and finally the reconstruction. Also included is material on Huron life and customs, the life of the Jesuits, and a tour of the site." Minor edge wear, very small bump at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at bottom of spine, small ghost sticker mark at top corner of front panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
JOHN SULLIVAN HAYES: A KEEPSAKE., Hayes, John Sullivan; Maloney, Margaret Crawford; Hayes, Elliott.
9 Hayes, John Sullivan; Maloney, Margaret Crawford; Hayes, Elliott. JOHN SULLIVAN HAYES: A KEEPSAKE.
The Friends of the Osborne & Lillian H. Smith Collections, Toronto Public Library, Toronto, 1994, printed in an edition of 1000 copies. 
38 pp, 8 1/2" H, soft cover. B&w illustrations. ISBN 0920601278 Contents: Introduction by Margaret Crawford Maloney, Curator, Osborne, Lillian H. Smith and Canadiana Collections, Toronto Public Library; John Sullivan Hayes, by Elliott Hayes; Conf essions of a Book Collector: This lecture was given by John Hayes to the Friends of the Osborne and Lillian H. Smith Collections on February 3, 1977. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean. NF 
Price: 19.95 USD
 
 
TO THE ARCTIC BY CANOE 1819-1821.  THE JOURNAL AND PAINTINGS OF ROBERT HOOD, MIDSHIPMAN WITH FRANKLIN., Hood, Robert.  Edited by C. Stuart Houston.
10 Hood, Robert. Edited by C. Stuart Houston. TO THE ARCTIC BY CANOE 1819-1821. THE JOURNAL AND PAINTINGS OF ROBERT HOOD, MIDSHIPMAN WITH FRANKLIN.
Montreal Arctic Institute of North America / McGill-Queen's University Press 1975 0773501924 / 9780773501928 Reprinted with Corrections Hard Cover Fine Very Good Robert Hood. 
217 pp, 11" H. B&w and colour illustrations, maps. "(In 1819, a) dedicated but ill-prepared group of Englishmen set out under instructions from the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty to seek for the Northwest Passage. They encountered every hardship and hazard during their two-year mission, a mission which culminated, almost inevitably, in the loss of many lives. One of those who died was a young midshipman, Robert Hood, who had, in spite of the many dangers and problems that beset the expedition, kept a remarkable and invaluable record, in words and paintings, of the experiences of this, the first Franklin expedition. Hood's journal, less formal and more lively than Franklin's official account, shows his appreciation of the beauty as well as the harshness of his surroundings and an awareness, unusual in his time, of some of the adverse effects on the native peoples and their environment of the coming of Europeans. His paintings are among the finest as well as the earliest records of the animals and birds of northern Canada." Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light wear and crease at top of spine, faint small line indentation on rear panel. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
11 Johnston, Mac. CORVETTES CANADA: CONVOY VETERANS OF WWII TELL THEIR OWN TRUE STORIES.
Mississauga, Ontario John Wiley & Sons Canada 2008 0470154292 / 9780470154298 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
243 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, map. "From the fall of 1940 until May 1945, 'Corvettes Canada' follows these small warships as they shepherd convoys of merchant ships carrying weapons, food, oil, raw materials and manufactured goods from North America to the United Kingdom. On the return trip, the escorts bring back the empty ships for reloading. As told in the words of the veterans, the routines of life aboard a corvette are punctuated by sudden bursts of fierce action - the life-and-death moments for warships, merchant ships and German submarines. This was but one enemy - the other was the North Atlantic itself, a powerful force that brought severe cold, icy storms and fierce gales. In addition to the famous Newfie-Derry Run on the North Atlantic, corvettes also saw duty in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, on the Triangle Run to New York and Boston, in the Caribbean, in the Mediterranean and in the English Channel, as well as the Pacific Ocean." Previous owner's large signature, place and date on free front endpaper, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top of spine, minor rubbing. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
CORVETTES CANADA:  CONVOY VETERANS OF WWII TELL THEIR TRUE STORIES., Johnston, Mac.
12 Johnston, Mac. CORVETTES CANADA: CONVOY VETERANS OF WWII TELL THEIR TRUE STORIES.
Toronto McGraw-Hill Ryerson 1994 0075513811 / 9780075513810 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
310 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs, map. "The corvette was 'the' ship to define the Canadian navy in World War II as an escort service. From the fall of 1940 until May 1945, we follow these small warships as they shepherd convoys of merchant ships carrying weapons, food, oil, raw materials and manufactured goods from North America to the United Kingdom. On the return trip, the escorts bring back the empty vessels for reloading. We see the routines of corvette life punctuated by sudden bursts of fierce action. These are life-and-death moments for the warship escorts, the merchant ships they protect and the attacking U-boats of the German navy. But there is another enemy - the North Atlantic itself. It is a powerful force that dictates the corvette crews' living conditions and, at times, even their chances of survival. The corvettes saw action in other important areas, so our veterans tell us about the famous Triangle Run and lesser-known efforts such as trips to Labrador and escort work in the St. Lawrence River. We also learn about service in the English Channel, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean and in the Pacific Ocean. This is the story of the men themselves - men from the lower deck and the wardroom. It is the story of the 123 corvettes they sailed. And in many ways the corvette story is an analogy for Canada as a whole: unprepared for war, committed to a cause, bloodied in batle - and ultimately triumphant." Creasing at fore-edge of page 113/114, slight bump/wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top of hinges and flap-folds, very minor rubbing. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
CORVETTES CANADA:  CONVOY VETERANS OF WWII TELL THEIR TRUE STORIES., Johnston, Mac.
13 Johnston, Mac. CORVETTES CANADA: CONVOY VETERANS OF WWII TELL THEIR TRUE STORIES.
Toronto McGraw-Hill Ryerson 1994 0075513811 / 9780075513810 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
310 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs, map. "The corvette was 'the' ship to define the Canadian navy in World War II as an escort service. From the fall of 1940 until May 1945, we follow these small warships as they shepherd convoys of merchant ships carrying weapons, food, oil, raw materials and manufactured goods from North America to the United Kingdom. On the return trip, the escorts bring back the empty vessels for reloading. We see the routines of corvette life punctuated by sudden bursts of fierce action. These are life-and-death moments for the warship escorts, the merchant ships they protect and the attacking U-boats of the German navy. But there is another enemy - the North Atlantic itself. It is a powerful force that dictates the corvette crews' living conditions and, at times, even their chances of survival. The corvettes saw action in other important areas, so our veterans tell us about the famous Triangle Run and lesser-known efforts such as trips to Labrador and escort work in the St. Lawrence River. We also learn about service in the English Channel, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean and in the Pacific Ocean. This is the story of the men themselves - men from the lower deck and the wardroom. It is the story of the 123 corvettes they sailed. And in many ways the corvette story is an analogy for Canada as a whole: unprepared for war, committed to a cause, bloodied in batle - and ultimately triumphant." Previous owner's signature, place & date in ink on front free endpaper; book is lightly cocked; wrinkling at top/bottom of spine; very light wear on bottom edge of boards and at corners. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing with a few small faint scratches on rear panel. 
Price: 16.00 USD
 
 
THE AQUATIC EXPLORERS:  A HISTORY OF THE FISHERIES RESEARCH BOARD OF CANADA., Johnstone, Kenneth.
14 Johnstone, Kenneth. THE AQUATIC EXPLORERS: A HISTORY OF THE FISHERIES RESEARCH BOARD OF CANADA.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1977 0802022707 / 9780802022707 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good 
342 pp, 10 1/2" H. B&w photographs. "In 1898 a group of scientists, working without pay, often under hazardous conditions with only the most primitive equipment, began a systematic study of the fishes of Canada's inland and marine waters. The team operated under the aegis of a board of management which was later to evolve into the Fisheries Research Board, a scientific organization that has placed Candada among the world's leaders in fishery knowledge. This history of the Fisheries Research Board examines the aims and achievements of its research, its attempts to deal with the often conflicting demands of pure and applied science, and its confrontations with a frequently uncomprehending and dissatisfied government. The people who shaped and sustained the organization figure prominently in the account. In-depth taped interviews with senior members and employees, as well as the Annual Reports and other publications of the Department of Fisheries, have enabled (the author) to produce a rich history of a remarkable scientific organization." Very light wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
15 Kenney, James F., editor. (Captain James Knight.) THE FOUNDING OF CHURCHILL: BEING THE JOURNAL OF CAPTAIN JAMES KNIGHT, GOVERNOR-IN-CHIEF IN HUDSON BAY, FROM THE 14th OF JULY TO THE 13th OF SEPTEMBER, 1717.
Toronto J.M. Dent & Sons 1932 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Inscribed By Author
213 pp, 7 3/4" H. Five b&w illustrations, including frontispiece (collated). Inscribed on front free endpaper: "To / Jean F. Thomas / best of helpers / from / James F. Kenney / 10 June, 1943". "The Journal of the founding of the Hudson's Bay Company's trading-post at Churchill river, now published for the first time, will, it is hoped, prove to be a worth-while addition to the scanty collection of original sources for the early history of Hudson bay that are available in print." from the Preface. Contents: Introduction; The Discovery of Churchill; The First Establishment of the Hudson's Bay Company at Churchill; Captain James Knight; The Second Founding of Churchill; The Fate of Captain Knight; The Later History of Churchill; The Journal; Bibliography; Index. Minor edge wear to boards, minor toning to page margins, very light browning to edges of text block, very light wrinkling at top of spine, small line indentation on rear board. 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
THE 1960 STRATFORD FESTIVAL.  (STRATFORD FESTIVAL CANADA 1960.), Langham, Michael; Applebaum, Louis.
16 Langham, Michael; Applebaum, Louis. THE 1960 STRATFORD FESTIVAL. (STRATFORD FESTIVAL CANADA 1960.)
Stratford, Ontario Stratford Shakespearean Festival Foundation of Canada 1960 Stapled in Wraps Good- Cover design By Walter Yarwood. 
Unpaginated (approx. 52 pp excluding wraps), 10 7/8" H. Many b&w and colour illustrations (photographs, drawings, costume studies). A souvenir brochure of the season that included: King John; A Midsumer Night's Dream; Romeo and Juliet; H.M.S. Pinafore, etc., with performances by Julie Harris, Christopher Plummer, Mervyn Blake, Glenn Gould, Leopold Stokowski, et al. Postage will be reduced for this light item to most destinations. Interior - small area of dampness wrinkling/light staining at lower fore-edge of pages, small light water staining on inside edge of both covers, minor rusting on staples. Exterior - light to moderate rubbing on covers, light edge wear, corner creases on front cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY HISTORICAL RESEARCH.  SEPTEMBER, 1962.  VOL. XL.  NO. 163., McGuffie, T.H., ed.  (Major P.R. Adair, Major G. Tylden, Marquess Cambridge, Gerald O. Rickword, Major A. McK. Annand, Lt-Col. Geoffrey White, James Hayes, David Erskine, S.W. Jackman, H. Fulford Williams, Sidmouth, et al.)
17 McGuffie, T.H., ed. (Major P.R. Adair, Major G. Tylden, Marquess Cambridge, Gerald O. Rickword, Major A. McK. Annand, Lt-Col. Geoffrey White, James Hayes, David Erskine, S.W. Jackman, H. Fulford Williams, Sidmouth, et al.) JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY HISTORICAL RESEARCH. SEPTEMBER, 1962. VOL. XL. NO. 163.
Society for Army Historical Research, London, 1962. 
Paging runs 111 - 166, 10" H, soft cover. Two colour plates, 4 pages sepiatone illustrations. Contents include: The Coldstream Guards, c. 1680; Rimington's Guides, 1899 to 1901; The Volunteer Reviews in Hyde Park in 1799, 1800 and 1803; Military G leanings from the Cheveley Papers; General Robert Melville of Strathkinness and the Carronade; Lt.-Col. W. Munro and Officers of the 39th Regiment in the Crimea; The Permanent Forces of The Cape of Good Hope in 1884; Two Soldier Brothers of t h e E i g h teenth Century / Notes: Advice on Recruiting from the Horsbrugh Papers; Camping Instructions; etc. / Questions; Reply: "Fusilier", "Light Infantry" and "Rifle" Titles. Museum Supplement No. 52 (September, 1962) laid in. Interior - m in or b r ow ni ng t o pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, light browning, issue number written in ink on spine, two tiny edge tears, faint red pencil mark on fron t cov er. V er y G ood - 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
18 Miller, Muriel BLISS CARMAN: QUEST & REVOLT.
St. John's, Newfoundland Jesperson Press 1985 0920502628 / 9780920502624 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
304 pp., 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "In this colourful and lively biography, we are urged to a new appreciation of the romantic and mythical vision of one of Canada's most important poets. In his lifetime, Bliss Carman enjoyed wide popularity in Canada, the United States and Europe, and the author shows a sensitive and knowledgeable understanding in her approach to the poet's life and work - his early years at home in New Brunswick, education in England and Scotland and his search for attention and recognition in the United States. Miller provides a lucid account of the world as it is seen through the poet's eyes and a rare look at the writing and publishing community as both struggled for survival in Carman's time." Very light browning to edges of text block, light wear at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
19 Morse, Eric W. Foreword by Sigurd F. Olson. CANOE ROUTES OF THE VOYAGEURS: THE GEOGRAPHY AND LOGISTICS OF THE CANADIAN FUR TRADE.
Toronto / St. Paul Quetico Foundation of Ontario / Minnesota Historical Society 1962 Stapled in Wraps Very Good- 
41 pp, 11 1/8" H. B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. "This account of the life and times of the voyageurs appeared as a series of three articles in the May, July and August, 1961, issues of the Canadian Geographical Journal under the title 'Voyageur's Highway', and has been reprinted expressly for the Quetico Foundation of Ontario and the Minnesota Historical Society." Section headings: The Waterways of the Fur Trade; Overcoming Navigational Obstacles; The Logistics of the Canadian Fur Trade; Contribution to the Development of Canada; Reading List. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - one slight corner crease, 6" knife cut on front cover - archivally taped. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE POLAR PASSION:  THE QUEST FOR THE NORTH POLE.  WITH SELECTIONS FROM ARCTIC JOURNALS., Mowat, Farley.  (Thorgisl Orrabeinsfostri, Robert Bylot, William Baffin, Elisha Kent Kane, Charels Francis Hall, George Tyson, Adolphus Greely, Fridtjof Nansen, Frederick Cook.)
20 Mowat, Farley. (Thorgisl Orrabeinsfostri, Robert Bylot, William Baffin, Elisha Kent Kane, Charels Francis Hall, George Tyson, Adolphus Greely, Fridtjof Nansen, Frederick Cook.) THE POLAR PASSION: THE QUEST FOR THE NORTH POLE. WITH SELECTIONS FROM ARCTIC JOURNALS.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1967 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
303 pp, 12 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated with reproductions, drawings, maps, photographs. Contents: Foreword; The First Steps North: The Saga of Thorgisl Orrabeinsfostri c. 997 A.D.; The Bay of Disbelief: The Fifth Voyage of Robert Bylot and Wm. Baffin, 1616; A Moth to the Flame: Elisha Kent Kane, Arctic Explorations, 1853-55; Life on an Ice-Floe: Charles Francis Hall, Life Among the Esquimaux, 1865 / George Tyson, Wonderful Drift, 1871-73; Lieut. Greely Sees It Through: Adolphus Greely, Three Years of Arctic Service, 1881-84; The Inland Ice: Fridtjof Nansen, The First Crossing of Greenland, 1888; The Passion Quickens: A Survey - 1892-1906; The Top of the World: Frederick Cook, My Attainment of the Pole, 1907-08; Epilogue; Sources and Acknowledgements; Index. Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, two very tiny stains on top of text block, very light edge wear. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/creasing, a few small edge tears and chips - tears archivally taped, light fading to spine color, light rubbing a few small faint foxing marks on inside. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
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