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SIXTEEN YEARS IN THE INDIAN COUNTRY:  THE JOURNAL OF DANIEL WILLIAMS HARMON, 1800-1816., Lamb, W. Kaye, editor. (Daniel Williams Harmon.)
1 Lamb, W. Kaye, editor. (Daniel Williams Harmon.) SIXTEEN YEARS IN THE INDIAN COUNTRY: THE JOURNAL OF DANIEL WILLIAMS HARMON, 1800-1816.
Toronto Macmillan Company of Canada 1957 Hard Cover Good+ Good- Maps by C.C.J. Bond. 
277 pp, 8 3/4" H. Map endpapers, frontispiece, maps. "The Journal of Daniel Williams Harmon is one of the great basic documents of the fur trade and of Canadian exploration. In early corrupt versions it was printed several times but of recent years has become increasingly difficult to obtain. Here for the first time is the authentic text meticulously edited by a foremost authority on Canadiana. The journal begins on April 29, 1800, when Harmon shortly after his twenty-first birthday, 'under an engagement to the North West Coy.' left Lachine for the West in one of thirty canoes, all heavily laden with supplies and bound for the Company's central rendezvous and depot at Grand Portage on Lake Superior It ends on August 18, 1819, at Fort William with the entry: 'I have at length arrived at head quarters. In coming from New Caledonia to this place, which is a distance of at least three thousand miles, nothing uncommon has occurred. A few days hence, I shall leave this place to proceed to Canada. As I have already described the country between this, and Montreal, I shall here conclude my Journal.' Between these two entries are the observations of a man with a sharp and sympathetic eye and a gift for succinct description. His journal is a lively, often exciting, always informative, record of life in the wilderness." Previous owner's name, small fore-edge stain - migrates into first few pages, very light dust soiling on top of text block, light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light bumping to corners, tiny bump to top edge of front board. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear, small edge chips, old tape at top/bottom inside edges, fading to spine color and on panels at hinges two small faint cup-rings on front panel. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
SUPERIOR ILLUSIONS., Pope, Richard.  Illustrated by Neil Broadfoot.  Foreword by Kirk Wipper.
2 Pope, Richard. Illustrated by Neil Broadfoot. Foreword by Kirk Wipper. SUPERIOR ILLUSIONS.
Natural Heritage, Toronto, 1998. 
125 pp, oblong 8vo (8" H x 10" D) soft cover. ISBN 1896219470 B&w and colour illustrations. "An epic portrayal of life as experienced on the Voyageur Route from Lachine to the great summer meeting-place at Grand Portage. Drawing on his extensive research, (the author) presents a typical young Scot, employed as a clerk by the North West Company. A recent arrival from Scotland, the responsible yet inexperienced, Dugald Macleod embarks on his first trip 'up country'. Neil Broadfoot's original artwork realistically captures both the beauty and the perils of those turbulent times." A fictionalized account presented in verse, accompanied by contemporary quotations. Inside - small bump at top corner of text block, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - small crease/bump at bottom edge of rear cover, small crease/bump at top corner of covers, very light rubbing on rear cover. Very Good- 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE ART OF NORVAL MORRISSEAU., Sinclair, Lister and Pollock, Jack.
3 Sinclair, Lister and Pollock, Jack. THE ART OF NORVAL MORRISSEAU.
Toronto Methuen 1979 0458938203 / 9780458938209 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good - Norval Morrisseau. Signed by artist and author.
200 pp, oblong 4to (11 1/4" H x 13 1/2" D). Signed on title page by Norval Morrisseau (in Ojibwe syllabics) and Jack Pollock. "(E)xplores the genius of an artist whose work has been influenced by symbolism and his own intrinsic spirituality. Morrisseau is one of Canada's foremost artists and the acknowledged founder of the Woodland Indian School of Artists. Although his roots lie in the Ojibway culture, his genius as a creative painter defy classification. Stories of rituals, ceremonies and magical godlike creatures come to life on canvas, as do the visions, dreams and inspirations Morrisseau experiences, because, as he tells us, a shaman-artist is endowed with special spiritual powers. More than 130 color reproductions of paintings and prints, as well as numerous drawings and other pirctures in b&w, accompanied, wherever possible, by legends and lore connected with the heritage of an ancient culture." Extra postage will be required outside of Canada and the United States for this heavy volume. Book is slightly bowed, approx. 1" of damp staining to cloth at top edge of boards not effecting text block. Dust jacket has some tiny indentations and faint line indentations on front panel, a few very small line indentations on rear panel, very light rubbing, slight toning to white lettering on spine and top letter on front panel, some minor darkening to top inside edge. 
Price: 300.00 USD
 


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