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THE ONTARIO COLLECTION., Bayer, Fern.  Foreword by the Honourable John Aird, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario.  Preface by John White.
1 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
 
 
TRUE CANADIAN BATTLES THAT FORGED OUR NATION, 1759-1953., Bishop, Arthur.
2 Bishop, Arthur. TRUE CANADIAN BATTLES THAT FORGED OUR NATION, 1759-1953.
Key Porter, Toronto, 2008, first printing. 
309 pp, large 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 9781552675496 B&w maps. Contents: Foreword; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Maps; Warring With The Indians; The Fall of Quebec; The Defeat of Detroit; Queenston Heights - A Battle Won - A General Lost; L es Voltigeurs en Victoire; Bloody Sunday and Majuba Day; An Event Unprecedented in This War; Disinfection; The Byng Boys; The Duck's Walk; The March to Mons; Unrepaid Sacrifice; The Nine Bloodiest Hours; The Death Frenzy; The Normandy Conquest; T h e Miracle of the West; Omega; Bibliography; Index. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - tiny soft crease at bottom corner of both covers - migrates into the adjacent pages. Very Good+ 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
A TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE: HORNEPAYNE 1928-1978, Easton, Joyce; King, Kathleen; Collins, Janice; Berry, Kim; McKinnon, Debbie; Gammon, Krista; Easton, Jana; Vallance, Debbie; Furlong, Cindy, et al.
3 Easton, Joyce; King, Kathleen; Collins, Janice; Berry, Kim; McKinnon, Debbie; Gammon, Krista; Easton, Jana; Vallance, Debbie; Furlong, Cindy, et al. A TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE: HORNEPAYNE 1928-1978
Hornepayne, Ontario Township of Wicksteed 1978 First Edition Stapled in Wraps Good- 
78 pp, 10 1/4" H. B&w photographs, drawings, reproductions. A local history of Hornepayne, Ontario, giving information on the personalities, buildings, businesses, sports and other clubs, schools, hospitals, industries, etc. of the town. Interior - light browning to inside of covers and to edges of some pages, small area of light soiling at bottom of page 3. Exterior - light to moderate browning, light to moderate soiling, faint cup ring on front cover, bottom edge of front cover mis-aligned with text block, minor edge wear, soft wrinkles - mainly on rear cover, very light rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE COMMANDOS AT DIEPPE:  REHEARSAL FOR D-DAY.  OPERATION CAULDRON, NO 4 COMMANDO ATTACK ON THE HESS BATTERY, AUGUST 19TH, 1942., Fowler, Will.
4 Fowler, Will. THE COMMANDOS AT DIEPPE: REHEARSAL FOR D-DAY. OPERATION CAULDRON, NO 4 COMMANDO ATTACK ON THE HESS BATTERY, AUGUST 19TH, 1942.
London Collins 2002 0007111258 / 9780007111251 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
256 pp, large 8vo, (9 3/8" H). B&w maps, photographs. "History's overriding view of the Dieppe raid in 1942 is that of a catastrophic disaster, with thousands of Canadian and British troops killed or captured. Often overlooked is No 4 Commando's successful supporting element of the raid to disable the heavy German guns that threatened the supporting ships at sea. No 4 Commando's training and preparation for their part in the raid was an excellent example of operational planning, its leadership was superb and its luck held. Quite apart from this first use of Commando's, this raid was also the first instance in which US troops fired shots at their European enemy in WWII. Will Fowler has been able to interview surviving members of No 4 Commando, and with extensive research of official records has pieced together a terrific blow by blow account of one of the most daring early Commando raids of the Second World War." Light wrinkling at top of spine, remainder mark on bottom of textblock, two tiny soiling specks on fore-edge of textblock, very light browning to edges of textblock. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top of spine and flap-folds, minor remainder mark at bottom edge of panels/flaps. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE COMMANDOS AT DIEPPE:  REHEARSAL FOR D-DAY.  OPERATION CAULDRON, NO 4 COMMANDO ATTACK ON THE HESS BATTERY, AUGUST 19TH, 1942., Fowler, Will.
5 Fowler, Will. THE COMMANDOS AT DIEPPE: REHEARSAL FOR D-DAY. OPERATION CAULDRON, NO 4 COMMANDO ATTACK ON THE HESS BATTERY, AUGUST 19TH, 1942.
London Collins 2002 0007111258 / 9780007111251 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
256 pp, large 8vo, (9 3/8" H). B&w maps, photographs. "History's overriding view of the Dieppe raid in 1942 is that of a catastrophic disaster, with thousands of Canadian and British troops killed or captured. Often overlooked is No 4 Commando's successful supporting element of the raid to disable the heavy German guns that threatened the supporting ships at sea. No 4 Commando's training and preparation for their part in the raid was an excellent example of operational planning, its leadership was superb and its luck held. Quite apart from this first use of Commando's, this raid was also the first instance in which US troops fired shots at their European enemy in WWII. Will Fowler has been able to interview surviving members of No 4 Commando, and with extensive research of official records has pieced together a terrific blow by blow account of one of the most daring early Commando raids of the Second World War." Light toning to edges of text block, faint erased pencil marks at top of free front endpaper. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling, two tiny dents on front hinge. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE CANADIAN PRAIRIES:  A HISTORY., Friesen, Gerald.
6 Friesen, Gerald. THE CANADIAN PRAIRIES: A HISTORY.
Toronto University of Toronto 1984 0802025137 / 9780802025135 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
524 pp, 9 7/8" H. B&w photographs, maps. "Native leaders, immigrant farm families, Alberta oil barons, and political reformers all have prominent roles in this lively and comprehensive history of the prairie west. Based on the latest research in native, labour, and urban history as well as the author's own work in social and intellectual movement, (this book) draws upon hundreds of recent books and articles and government reports to create a new, authoritative interpretation of the prairie experience." Small light bump at bottom corner of rear board, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling - mainly at top of spine, wrinkling at bottom of rear flap-fold. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
FAVORITE FOOD OF FAMOUS FOLK:  WITH DIRECTIONS FOR THE PREPARATION THEREOF GIVEN FOR THE MOST PART BY THE FAMOUS FOLK THEMSELVES TO THE LADIES OF THE GUILD OF ST. JAMES' PARISH CHURCH., Gibson, Charles Dana; Dodge, Mary Mapes; Stockton, Frank R.; Marlowe, Julia; Davis, Rebecca Harding; Swett, Sophie; Aberdeen, Countess of; Burnett, Frances Hodgson; Anthony, Susan B.; Palmer, Potter, Mrs.; Hutton, Lawrence; Osceloa, Nancy; et al.
7 Gibson, Charles Dana; Dodge, Mary Mapes; Stockton, Frank R.; Marlowe, Julia; Davis, Rebecca Harding; Swett, Sophie; Aberdeen, Countess of; Burnett, Frances Hodgson; Anthony, Susan B.; Palmer, Potter, Mrs.; Hutton, Lawrence; Osceloa, Nancy; et al. FAVORITE FOOD OF FAMOUS FOLK: WITH DIRECTIONS FOR THE PREPARATION THEREOF GIVEN FOR THE MOST PART BY THE FAMOUS FOLK THEMSELVES TO THE LADIES OF THE GUILD OF ST. JAMES' PARISH CHURCH.
Louisville, Kentucky John P. Morton 1900 First Edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket 
86 pp, 8 3/4" H. White cloth and black paper covers with gilt and blue lettering/decoration on front board. Inscribed on front free endpaper: "Mrs. Mary M.C. Atkins / from Jno. Van Horne / Peace Valley Ky. / Jany 1 1901" - Mr. Van Horne was a former V.P. of Western Union Telegraph Co. Tissue-covered b&w frontispiece, small b&w decorations on title page and throughout text. Thin red borders to pages and red initial letters to each recipe/introduction. A collection of over 40 recipes, often with short introduction by 'celebrity' contributor, including: Chili Con Carne, Major General H.W. Lawton; Silver Pudding, Viola Allen; Eggs a la Virginia, Charles Dana Gibson; Clam Soup, Edward Everett Hale; Cold Pink, Mary Mapes Dodge; (and again) Cold Pink, Frank R. Stockton; Bishop Whittle's Jowl and Greens, Rt. Rev. Francis M. Whittle; Stewed Crabs - Cream Sauce, Julia Marlowe; Creole Jambolaya - Oyster and Chicken Jambolaya, Grace King; Charlotte Russe, Laura Clay; Thin Corn Bread, Rt. Rev. H.C. Potter; Yorkshire Tea Cakes, Frances Hodgson Burnett; Tripe and Oysters - Boston Baked Pork and Beans, "Aunt Louisa" Eldridge; Spoon Bread, Rt. Rev. Hugh Miller Thompson; African Chicken Cakes, Bishop C.C. Penick; Sofkee, Nancy Osceola; Improved Indian Pudding - Luncheon or Supper Dish, Mrs. James T. Fields; Charleston Light Dragoon Punch, Sarah Barnwell Elliott; Toasted Marshmallows, Laurence Hutton; Chicken Timable, Mrs. Potter Palmer, etc. Small bump at top corner of both boards, slight darkening to spine colour, water marks/light stains on boards, faint tiny foxing marks on fore-edge of text block, very light soiling. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
A CROWN OF LIFE:  THE WORLD OF JOHN McCRAE., Graves, Dianne.  (John McCrae.)
8 Graves, Dianne. (John McCrae.) A CROWN OF LIFE: THE WORLD OF JOHN McCRAE.
St Catharines, Ontario Vanwell 1997 15506809149 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
300 pp, lg.8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w maps, drawings, photographs. "Born in Canada, (John) McCrae served in the South African War before carving out a career as an eminent doctor. It was during the Great War, whilst serving in 1915 as both an artillery and medical officer in the Second Battle of Ypres, that he wrote his famous poem (In Flanders Fields). Set against a background of nearly half a century of history, (the author) brings alive in fascinating detail John McCrae and his world - amongst them Rudyard Kipling, Leo Amery, Sir Alexander Fleming, and Stephen Leacock; the threads that linked their lives; and the story of four people who, after the war, were instrumental in the events that led to poppies being manufactured and sold to raise funds." Dust jacket has soft wrinkle at bottom edge of front panel. 
Price: 18.00 USD
 
 
9 Graves, Dianne. (John McCrae.) A CROWN OF LIFE: THE WORLD OF JOHN McCRAE.
St Catharines, Ontario Vanwell 1997 15506809149 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ 
300 pp, lg.8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w maps, drawings, photographs. "Born in Canada, (John) McCrae served in the South African War before carving out a career as an eminent doctor. It was during the Great War, whilst serving in 1915 as both an artillery and medical officer in the Second Battle of Ypres, that he wrote his famous poem (In Flanders Fields). Set against a background of nearly half a century of history, (the author) brings alive in fascinating detail John McCrae and his world - amongst them Rudyard Kipling, Leo Amery, Sir Alexander Fleming, and Stephen Leacock; the threads that linked their lives; and the story of four people who, after the war, were instrumental in the events that led to poppies being manufactured and sold to raise funds." Book is in Fine condition. Dust jacket has very minor rubbing on rear panel, small area of laminate loss on front panel. 
Price: 18.00 USD
 
 
PITTSBURGH BIENNIAL.  SEPTEMBER 9 - NOVEMBER 6, 1994.  BOB BINGHAM, LOWRY BURGESS, DENNIS CHILDERS, JOANNA COMMANDAROS, AARONEL DE ROY GRUBER, THOM DROEGE, CHRISTOPHER L. FETTER, JOSEPH DANIEL FIEDLER, ANN NEAL GILLEN, TIM KAULEN, BOB LA BOBGAH, ET, Grote, Robert E., foreword.  Introduction by Murray Horne.  (John Kissick, Eleanor Heartney, Murray Horne.)
10 Grote, Robert E., foreword. Introduction by Murray Horne. (John Kissick, Eleanor Heartney, Murray Horne.) PITTSBURGH BIENNIAL. SEPTEMBER 9 - NOVEMBER 6, 1994. BOB BINGHAM, LOWRY BURGESS, DENNIS CHILDERS, JOANNA COMMANDAROS, AARONEL DE ROY GRUBER, THOM DROEGE, CHRISTOPHER L. FETTER, JOSEPH DANIEL FIEDLER, ANN NEAL GILLEN, TIM KAULEN, BOB LA BOBGAH, ET
Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1994. 
40 pp, 11" H, soft cover. Addendum laid in. Color and b&w illustrations. The catalogue of the exhibition. Artists represented: Bob Bingham; Lowry Burgess; Dennis Childers; JoAnna Commandaros; Aaronel de Roy Gruber; Thom Droege; Christopher L. F etter; Joseph Daniel Fiedler; Ann Neale Gillen; Tim Kaulen; Bob La Bobgah; Bryan Rogers; Phil Rostek; Carolyn P. Speranza; William D. Wade. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear - light at t o p / b o t t om of spine, very light rubbing - mainly on front cover. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
11 Harris, Deborah Turner. Cover art by Don Maitz (1 & 2) and Daniel Horne (3). THE CALEDON SAGA. 3 VOLUME SET. 1. CALEDON OF THE MISTS. 2. THE QUEEN OF ASHES. 3. THE CITY OF EXILE.
Ace, New York, (1994,1995, 1997), Ist printings. 
402 pp, 448 pp, 365 pp, mass market paperbacks - 3 volumes. B&w maps. "For decades, the last scions of the Dunladry have languished in luxurious exile, growing soft and weak in the comforts of the Feyan court. Now their highland home cries out for its rulers - Duncan, with his virgin blade, and Mhairi, his sister - to lead the clans in a struggle for freedom from the usurping tyrant. But their battle is no ordinary one of sword and steel. For the priest-servants of the usurper have the very forces of darkness at their command. In the first test of his sword against a shape-shifting demon, the young king falls...And the fate of the empire lies in the hands of Mhairi, who must answer the call of her blood...as woman, as warrior, and as queen!" Interiors - two creases to first page in book 1, small book store stamp and old price on first page of book 2, soft corner crease to top of pages 329 to end of book 3 and light browning to inside of covers of book 3, other wise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors - light edge wear, soft crease down rear cover of book 3, spines flat with two very faint creases on book 3. VG 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE ADAM HORNE ADVENTURES.  3 VOLUME SET.  1. THE BOMBAY MARINES.  2. THE WAR CHEST.  3. CHINA FLYER., Hill, Porter.  Wraparound dust jacket illustrations by Paul Wright.
12 Hill, Porter. Wraparound dust jacket illustrations by Paul Wright. THE ADAM HORNE ADVENTURES. 3 VOLUME SET. 1. THE BOMBAY MARINES. 2. THE WAR CHEST. 3. CHINA FLYER.
Souvenir Press, London, 1985, 1986, 1987, first editions. 
220 pp, 220 pp, 203 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), 3 volumes - hard covers in dust jackets. ISBN 0285626515, 0285627139 & 0285627805. B&w maps. From the dust jacket of 'The Bombay Marines': "Newly returned from a successful assignment to rid the Arabian Se a of pirates, Captain Adam Horne of the frigate 'Eclipse' is summoned to the presence of his commading officer, Commodore Watson, head of the East India Company's private fighting unit, the much derided Bombay Marines. It is 1761, and Pond i c h e r r y , last stronghold of the French in the Indian subcontinent, has just fallen to the British. Now Captain Horne is given a strange and secret mission: to capture the defeated French commander Thomas Lally, from his prison at Fort St. G eo rg e in M ad ra s - or the unit will be disbanded for failure. Due to the deployment of most of the Marines on the east coast of India, Horne's force is seriously undermanned. He is left with only one choice: to take his pick of the motley co lle cti on of th iev es, r ap ists and murderers held in the prisons of Bombay Castle and subject them to intensive training for the most closely guarded campaign of the Seven Years' War. Drawing on a wealth of historical characters and events, and on l itt le-s tudi ed d ocum ent s o f the East India Company's early history, the action moves from sea to land, from the colourful waterfront of Bombay to the sadistic penal colony of Bull Island and the final, cataclysmic denouement within th e wa lls o f Fo rt St . Geo rge. In C apta in A dam Horne Porter Hill has created a character as vivid as Hornblower and Ramage, a man who has rejected the prestige of service in the Royal Navy or the East India Company's Maritime Service for the d ashin g, dar e-dev il lif e of h istor y's fi rst c omman do-style unit, operating amid the exotic dangers of Britain's most coveted oriental territories...." Very slight cigarette odor, minor browning to pages and edges of textblocks of one volume , ligh t brown ing to pages and top of te xtblock s of t wo vol umes, very small bump to top corners of boards of one volume. Dust jackets have minor edge wrinkling - "Bombay Marines" has wrinkling at top of flap-folds and tiny dint on front hing e, mino r browni ng at t op edge s, Very Good/V ery Good + 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
OSGOODE HALL:  AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY., Honsberger, John.
13 Honsberger, John. OSGOODE HALL: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY.
Toronto Dundurn 2004 1550025139 / 9781550025132 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Kenneth Jarvis, RCA, photographer. 
331 pp, square large 8vo (9 1/4" H x 9 1/4" D). B&w and colour illustrations. "Osgoode Hall is a national monument and one of Canada's architectural treasures. Of the many public buildings erected in pre-Confederation Canada, it best encapsulates the diverse stylistic forces that shaped public buildings of its era. The gated lawns, the grandly Venetian rotunda, the ornate courtroom, the portrait-lined walls, and the stained-glass windows evoke a venerable dignity to which few Canadian institutions can aspire. It has been the seat of the Law Society of Upper Canada since 1832 and of several of the Superior Courts of the province for almost as long. It has become a symbol of the legal tradition, not only in Ontario, but throughout Canada and beyond." Small gift notation on verso of free front endpaper. Dust jaclet has some very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE DIRTY THIRTIES:  CANADIANS IN THE GREAT DEPRESSION., Horne, Michiel, editor.  Edward W. Beatty, Harvey H. Black, Sir Henry Thornton, E.D. Loney, S.H. Logan, Eugene A. Forsey, R.H. Coats, H. Blair Neatby, F.R. Scott, A.C. Stewart, Angus L. Macdonald, Leonard C. Marsh, General A.G.L. McNaughton, et al.
14 Horne, Michiel, editor. Edward W. Beatty, Harvey H. Black, Sir Henry Thornton, E.D. Loney, S.H. Logan, Eugene A. Forsey, R.H. Coats, H. Blair Neatby, F.R. Scott, A.C. Stewart, Angus L. Macdonald, Leonard C. Marsh, General A.G.L. McNaughton, et al. THE DIRTY THIRTIES: CANADIANS IN THE GREAT DEPRESSION.
Copp, Clark 1972 Soft Cover Good+ 
728 pp, 8 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. "How did people live through the Depression of the 1930s? (T)he Depression irrevocably altered the attitudes of those who endured it, and consequently has subtly shaped the life styles of their children. This fascinating collection contains accounts from various classes - farmers, fishermen, industrial and extractive workers, white collar workers, members of the professions, independent proprietors, rentiers, managers - and those who belonged only to the vast mass of unemployed. Personal histories are nicely balanced by comments from academic writers, from journalists, social workers, policemen, the clergy, and from politicians and others who offered a bewildering selection of 'cures'. The final section of the book presents the reminiscences of several well-known Canadians." Interior - light toning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light browning to edgers of text block, three varying size creases at bottom corner of rear cover, two tiny corner creases on front cover, light edge wear - mainly on spine, two faint creases on spine, light rubbing - mainly on spine. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
A HISTORY OF CANADIAN ARCHITECTURE.  VOLUME 1 & VOLUME 2.  2 VOLUME SET., Kalman, Harold.
15 Kalman, Harold. A HISTORY OF CANADIAN ARCHITECTURE. VOLUME 1 & VOLUME 2. 2 VOLUME SET.
Toronto Oxford University Press 1994 0195406966 / 9780195406962 First Editions Hard Cover Near Fine 
Volume 1 - 478 pp. Volume 2 - pagination runs 479-933 pp. 2 volume set - 10" H. B&w photographs, reproductions, architectual drawings/floor plans. Volume 1 Contents: The First Buildings; New France; British and American Settlement on the Atlantic Coast; Classicism in Upper and Lower Canada; Building for Communications, Defence, and Commerce; The Return to the Past: The Victorian Revivals; Early Building on the Prairies; The Settlement of the West Coast; Notes; Bibliographies on the History of Canadian Architecture; Glossary; Index of Canadian Buildings; General Index. Volume 2 Contents: The Railway and the Opening of the West; Building the Young Dominion; Domestic Archi-tecture; Town Planning; The True North; Architecture Between the Wars; Modern Architecture and Beyond; Notes; Bibliographies on the History of Canadian Architecture; Glossary; Index of Canadian Buildings; General Index. May require extra postage is shipping outside Canada/U.S.A. Minor edge wear to boards. 
Price: 60.00 USD
 
 
MORRICE:  A GREAT CANADIAN ARTIST REDISCOVERED., Laing, G. Blair.  Introduction by Jean Sutherland Boggs.
16 Laing, G. Blair. Introduction by Jean Sutherland Boggs. MORRICE: A GREAT CANADIAN ARTIST REDISCOVERED.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1984 0771045689 / 9780771045684 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good James Wilson Morrice. 
224 pp, 11 3/4" H. Profusely illustrated with colour reproductions. "James Wilson Morrice is one of the twentieth century's most talented and lyrical painters. Whether depicting a Quebec village in winter, a Paris cafe, or a North African market place, Morrice's vibrant colours and perfectly balanced compositions capture his subjects in a suspended timelessness. The story of (his) life is no less colourful than his paintings. The young James's passion for art took him in 1890, at the age of twenty-five, from his wealthy Montreal background to Paris. It was here, among other artists such as Matisse, and writers such as Somerset Maugham and Arnold Bennett, that he felt a true kinship. And it was not long before Morrice's paintings were seen in the great Salons of Paris, and sent to the Montreal Art Association and the Canadian Art Club in Toronto for exhibition. Laing's fascinating account reveals the complexity of Morrice's genius and gives a definitive picture of James Wilson Morrice - the man, the artist, and his work." Slight waviness at top/bottom edges of text block. Dust jacket has light toning on spine, flap-folds and some edges; one small edge tear archivally taped; minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
HISTORY OF THE CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY., Lamb, W. Kaye.
17 Lamb, W. Kaye. HISTORY OF THE CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY.
New York Macmillan 1977 0025676601 / 9780025676602 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good- Good+ 
491 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). One of the 'Railroads of America' series. B&w photographs, maps. "In 1881 a company was formed to lay the 1,900 miles of railway that would connect Montreal and British Columbia in just five years. There were two separate and distinct sections. The first extended through the forbidding Laurentian Shield north of Lake Huron and Lake Superior, between Callander and Thunder Bay. The second spanned the 1,250 miles between Red River and Kamloops, starting with 850 miles of relatively easy going across the prairies, followed by 400 mountainous miles through the Rockies and on to the Pacific. On November 7, 1885, with a minimum of ceremony, the last spike in the track was driven at Craigellachie. There followed the years of expansion. The railroad was doing its job and now it ws the turn of ocean liners, Great Lakes steamers and finally, the airlines. Diversification, the prevailing pattern in the middle twentieth century, had been foreseen by the Canadian Pacific in the 1870s. Its original charter empowered it to own telegraph and telephone lines and to build wharves, docks, and grain elevators, and an early critic's remark that he 'did not know of anything they are not authorized to do' is still appropriate." Wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light wear on bottom edge of boards, shelf soiling on bottom of stext block. two very small corner bumps. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing, a few very small tears and tiny chips 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
18 Maiden, Cecil. LIGHTED JOURNEY: THE STORY OF THE B.C. ELECTRIC.
Vancouver British Columbia Electric Company 1948 First Edition Hard Cover Good Poor 
170 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. A history of power generation and urban transportation in lower B.C. from the mid-nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century. Three very tiny stains on front pastedown, previous owner's address label on copyright page, area of light browning on free rear endpaper, slight browning on copyright page and on front pastedown, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small bump at bottom corner of boards, very light browning to edges of text block, minor bumps to top edge of rear board. Dust jacket several chips and tears, old tape and tape marks, one 4' tear on rear flap fold has been archivally taped, moderate browning, foxing on rear panel, edge creases and edge wear, several tiny scuffs, now protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
LITTLE VISITS WITH GREAT AMERICANS:  OR SUCCESS, IDEALS AND HOW TO ATTAIN THEM.  TWO VOLUME SET., Marden, Orison Swett, editor.
19 Marden, Orison Swett, editor. LITTLE VISITS WITH GREAT AMERICANS: OR SUCCESS, IDEALS AND HOW TO ATTAIN THEM. TWO VOLUME SET.
New York Success Company 1905 Hard Cover Very Good 
742 pp in two volumes - deep maroon cloth with gilt lettering and decoration on spines and front boards, top edges gilt. Red marbled endpapers, b&w frontispieces and decorated title pages. A few b&w plates, plus a photograph section in volume 2. Short biographies, collected under the headings: Invention; Manufacture; Commerce; Finance; Transportation; Labor; Public Life; Education and Literature; Art; Amusement; Philanthropy; Divinity; Canadians. The subjects of the biographies include: Thomas Alva Edison, Andrew Carnegie, Marshall Field, John Wanamaker, Sir Thomas Lipton, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Lyman Judson Gage, Samuel Gompers, Theodore Roosevelt, Jacob Gould Schurman, Ella Wheeler Wilcox, Lew Wallace, Frederic Remington, Charles Dana Gibson, John Philip Sousa, Helen Keller, John Burroughs, Nathan Straus, Robert Laird Borden, Goldwin Smith, Sir William C. Van Horne, etc., etc. Volume 1 has light browning on pages 338/339 at gutter due to laid-in piece of paper. Both volumes have light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny bump at bottom corners of boards (volume 1 has a tiny bump at one top corner), a few small light rub marks, very light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block - volume 2 has small foxing mark on fore-edge. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
20 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
 
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