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GREETINGS FROM CANADA:  AN ALBUM OF UNIQUE CANADIAN POSTCARDS FROM THE EDWARDIAN ERA 1900-1916.  (POST CARDS), Anderson, Allan and Tomlinson, Betty.
1 Anderson, Allan and Tomlinson, Betty. GREETINGS FROM CANADA: AN ALBUM OF UNIQUE CANADIAN POSTCARDS FROM THE EDWARDIAN ERA 1900-1916. (POST CARDS)
Toronto Macmillan of Canada 1978 0770517218 / 9780770517212 First Edition Soft Cover Good+ 
188 pp, oblong (9" H x 11 1/2" D). Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour. "The period between 1900 and 1916 was the golden age of the picture postcard in Canada; the craftsmanship evident in hand-tinted and lithographed 'postals' was never surpassed , the craze for collecting and sending them never so widespread. (T)hese postcards present an enchantingly candid portrait of Edwardian Canada and its citizens." Chapter headings: Towns and Villages; Fairs and Exhibitions; I Love a Parade; School Days; Fire!; Indians and Esquimaux; Breaking the Sod; A Special Breed; Remembering the Farm; To Market, To Market; Habitant Life; Felling the Timber; Working the Mines; The Klondike; Days of Sail; Harvesting the Sea; Steamboat Round the Bend; The Iron Horse; Bird's-Eye Views; The Big City; The Soft Sell; Golden Summers; Summer Sports; When Woollies Were Worn; Winter Sports; Romance on Wheels; A Woman's Place; A Man's Politics; Unfurl the Flag; Spit and Polish; Riders of the Plains; Novelties; Banish the Bar; Innocent Laughter; The Look of the People. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - edge wear, light rubbing with faint line indentations on rear cover, very small and small corner creases on covers, spine flat and uncreased. 
Price: 16.00 USD
 
 
GREETINGS FROM CANADA:  AN ALBUM OF UNIQUE CANADIAN POSTCARDS FROM THE EDWARDIAN ERA 1900-1916.  (POST CARDS), Anderson, Allan and Tomlinson, Betty.
2 Anderson, Allan and Tomlinson, Betty. GREETINGS FROM CANADA: AN ALBUM OF UNIQUE CANADIAN POSTCARDS FROM THE EDWARDIAN ERA 1900-1916. (POST CARDS)
Toronto Macmillan of Canada 1978 0770517218 / 9780770517212 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
188 pp, oblong (9" H x 11 1/2" D). Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour. "The period between 1900 and 1916 was the golden age of the picture postcard in Canada; the craftsmanship evident in hand-tinted and lithographed 'postals' was never surpassed , the craze for collecting and sending them never so widespread. (T)hese postcards present an enchantingly candid portrait of Edwardian Canada and its citizens." Chapter headings: Towns and Villages; Fairs and Exhibitions; I Love a Parade; School Days; Fire!; Indians and Esquimaux; Breaking the Sod; A Special Breed; Remembering the Farm; To Market, To Market; Habitant Life; Felling the Timber; Working the Mines; The Klondike; Days of Sail; Harvesting the Sea; Steamboat Round the Bend; The Iron Horse; Bird's-Eye Views; The Big City; The Soft Sell; Golden Summers; Summer Sports; When Woollies Were Worn; Winter Sports; Romance on Wheels; A Woman's Place; A Man's Politics; Unfurl the Flag; Spit and Polish; Riders of the Plains; Novelties; Banish the Bar; Innocent Laughter; The Look of the People. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, two tiny corner creases. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
A LITERARY & HISTORICAL ATLAS OF AMERICA.  EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY NO. 553., Bartholomew, J.G.  Revised By Samuel McKee.
3 Bartholomew, J.G. Revised By Samuel McKee. A LITERARY & HISTORICAL ATLAS OF AMERICA. EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY NO. 553.
London J.M. Dent & Sons 1930 Revised and Enlarged Edition. Hard Cover Good Very Good 
242 pp, 6 13/16" H. Map endpapers, decorated title page. Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w maps, plus 8 plates depicting coins. "The transformation, bit by bit, of a wilderness into the category of a Europeanized civilization may be comprehended from a series of maps which shows the ever advancing line of settlement as it first gnawed away the forests of the sea coast, and then after trickling through mountain passes, seeped across the plains to be stopped finally by the Pacific Ocean. Waterways, roads, and more recently, the railroads, have contributed to the movement of the past towards the fulfilment of the present. The following maps portray the expanding movements of new nations as two continents were wrested from a wilderness. The coloured maps locate states, towns, waterways, advancing frontiers, routes of travel, population densities, and industries. The black and white maps, besides those showing battle alignments and military campaigns, contain many specimens of early maps with their quaint antiquarian charm." Includes "A Brief Survey of the Coinage of North and South America" by G.C. Brooke, "A Gazetteer of Towns and Places in America having a Literary or Historic Interest", "Contributions to the Literature of the United States" and an Index. Book is lightly cocked, light browning to edges of text block, light edge wear, very small old ink mark on bottom of text block, rubbing with slight color loss on covers, cloth is split on hinges - repaired, small edge tear on free front endaper - archivally taped. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny chip at top of spine, slight fading to spine and flap-fold color. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
4 Bell, Charles Napier. (Henry Kelsey.) THE JOURNAL OF HENRY KELSEY (1691-1692). THE FIRST WHITE MAN TO REACH THE SASKATCHEWAN RIVER FROM HUDSON BAY, AND THE FIRST TO SEE THE BUFFALO AND GRIZZLY BEAR OF THE CANADIAN PLAINS - WITH NOTES ON SOME OTHER EXPERIENCES OF THE MAN.
Winnipeg Dawson Richardson Publications / The Historical and Scientific Society of Manitoba 1928 Flexible simulated Leather Very Good - 
43 pp, 9 1/4" H. Flexible dark brown simulated leather covers with blind stamped borders and black lettering (evidence of some gilt on letters of 'Henry Kelsey', but very faint) on front board. B&w frontis-piece plus 9 maps (one fold-out, 1 double page, 7 single page). The Historical and Scientific Society of Manitoba - Transaction No. 4 (New Series), 24th May, 1928. Small split in paper of inside front hinge, light liquid stain on front pastedown and on first panel of fold-out map that is between the endpapers, light waviness to bottom 1/2" of all pages, very light browning to endpapers, tiny bump at top/bottom of spine, loss of gold color on front board title lettering. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
TRUE CANADIAN BATTLES THAT FORGED OUR NATION, 1759-1953., Bishop, Arthur.
5 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
 
 
CANADA'S GLORY:  BATTLES THAT FORGED A NATION., Bishop, Arthur.  Foreword Hon. Hartland de M. Molson.
6 Bishop, Arthur. Foreword Hon. Hartland de M. Molson. CANADA'S GLORY: BATTLES THAT FORGED A NATION.
McGraw-Hill Ryerson, Toronto, (1996), Ist printing. 
309 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0075528096 B&w maps, photos, reproductions. "Spanning over 200 years of Canadian history and over 30 major battles, (this book) includes: The War of 1812, when Upper Canada and Lower C anada united to defeat the American threat, giving Canadians a true sense of nationalism for the first time; The Boer War in South Africa, from 1899 to 1902 where Canadian troops first fought and won overseas; World War I and its grim trench warf a r e , including the Battle of Vimy Ridge - a classic in terms of planning and strategy - described in unforgettable detail; World War II, with its triumphs and tragedies - Hong Kong, Dieppe, D-Day, and the Battle of Normandy. Arthur Bishop's deta il ed r esearch and colourful narrative brings the personalities of war to life and imbues each battle with the drama and emotions that makes it memorable..." Slight waviness to edges of text block, very small bump at top corners of both boards, l igh t w rin kling at top/bottom of spine, a few tiny soiling marks on boards, tiny dint on bottom edge of rear board, place/date/notation/initials in ink on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has light rubbing, slight fading on spine, wrinkling at to p/bo ttom of spine/flap-folds and at top of rear panel, crease down rear flap. Very Good-/Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
FRENCH CANADA., Boswell, Hazel.
7 Boswell, Hazel. FRENCH CANADA.
New York Viking 1938 First Edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket Hazel Boswell. Signed by Author
82 pp, oblong (6 1/2" H x 9 1/2" D). Oatmeal-coloured cloth with reddish brown lettering on spine, reddish-brown illustration on front board. Pictorial endpapers (Christmas Market at Quebec), 25 charming full-page colour illustrations. Signed by Hazel Boswell, underscored with a flourish and dated July 1938 on half title page. "I have been anxious to make this book as French Canadian in character as I could. In my illustrations I have therefore tried to follow the type of drawing and design that the French Canadian women make for their hooked rugs and other work." From the Author's Note. Contents: Quebec Seminary; The Chateau Frontenac; The Caleche; Christmas Trees; Tourists; Dog Derby; Carting Snow; Les Enfants de Marie; The Island of Orleans; Lorette; Scotch Names; The Habitant; The Cure; Sunday; The Calvaire; Carrying the Mail; Going to School; The Saw Mill; The Butcher; The Oven; Sugaring Time; Eel Fisheries; Hooked Rugs; Weaving; Spinning; Notes. Very light soiling to edges of boards and spine, scattered very light small stains on boards, top/bottom of book and one in margin of page 48. 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
8 Bourinot, J.G. THE STORY OF CANADA.
Toronto Copp, Clark 1896 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - No Jacket Inscribed By Author
463 pp, 7 3/4" H. Decorated green boards. A volume from The Story of the Nations series. Inscribed on front free endpaper: "T. Tait Esq. / with the best wishes of the author, / J.G. Bourinot / Ottawa, / 29th Dec 1886." B&w illustrations - photographs, reproductions, drawings, maps - some fold-out. Book is lightly cracked at two places - pages firmly held, small printing ink mark in bottom margin of pages 344 & 345, light edge wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight bump at corners, two light scuff marks on front board, light browning to edges of text block. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
9 Campbell, John W., Jr., ed. (Poul Anderson, R.R. Merliss, Everett B. Cole, Lee Correy, Donald Kingsbury; P. Schuyler Miller). Cover art by Freas. ASTOUNDING SCIENCE FICTION. APRIL 1955. VOLUME LV, NUMBER 2.
Street & Smith, New York, 1955. 
162 pp, soft cover (digest size), stapled inside wraps. B&w illustrations by Freas, Riley, Solo and van Dongen. Contents: The Long Way Home by Poul Anderson (Part One of Four Parts); The Stutterer by R.R. Merliss; The Players by Everett B. Cole; The Plains of San Augustine by Lee Correy; The Right to Breed (article on population control) by Donald Kingsbury; The Editor's Page; In Times to Come; The Analytical Laboratory; The Reference Library by P. Schuyler Miller; Brass Tacks. Interior - very light browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear - mainly on spine, light rubbing. VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
10 Cederberg, Fred. THE LONG ROAD HOME: THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A CANADIAN SOLDIER IN ITALY IN WORLD WAR II.
Toronto General Publishing 1984 0773601228 / 9780773601222 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 
257 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). Map endpapers, b&w photographs, drawings. "The Connaught Ranges - Camp Borden - Debert - Liverpool - Aldershot - Hunstanton - Salisbury Plain - London - Naples - Ortona - Orsogna - Cassino - Hitler Line - Gothic Line - Ravenna - Senio River - Avellino - Rome - Coriano Ridge - Lamone River - The Naviglio - Po Plains. These are the places burned into the memories of many veterans of the Italian Theater in World War II. Here, for the first time, is the infantryman's story - the coal miner from Cape Breton, the fisherman from the west coast, the hayshaker from the prairies - as told through the eyes of Sergeant Fred Cederberg of the Cape Breton Highlanders and Lanark and Renfrew Scottish. This is the story of the soldiers' training, their army 'home away from home' in England, landing in Naples, and facing the crack troops of the German 10th Army in mountainous central Italy." Large Christmas gift inscription on half-title page, small printing ink stain on page 159 - does not effect text, light edge wear at corners and at top/bottom of spine, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, moderate wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, several small chips and tears, scuffing on spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE LONG ROAD HOME:  THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A CANADIAN SOLDIER IN ITALY IN WORLD WAR II., Cederberg, Fred.
11 Cederberg, Fred. THE LONG ROAD HOME: THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A CANADIAN SOLDIER IN ITALY IN WORLD WAR II.
Toronto General Publishing 1984 0773601228 / 9780773601222 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
257 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). Map endpapers, b&w photographs, drawings. "The Connaught Ranges - Camp Borden - Debert - Liverpool - Aldershot - Hunstanton - Salisbury Plain - London - Naples - Ortona - Orsogna - Cassino - Hitler Line - Gothic Line - Ravenna - Senio River - Avellino - Rome - Coriano Ridge - Lamone River - The Naviglio - Po Plains. These are the places burned into the memories of many veterans of the Italian Theater in World War II. Here, for the first time, is the infantryman's story - the coal miner from Cape Breton, the fisherman from the west coast, the hayshaker from the prairies - as told through the eyes of Sergeant Fred Cederberg of the Cape Breton Highlanders and Lanark and Renfrew Scottish. This is the story of the soldiers' training, their army 'home away from home' in England, landing in Naples, and facing the crack troops of the German 10th Army in mountainous central Italy." Very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top of spine, several creases down spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
CHEADLE'S JOURNAL OF TRIP ACROSS CANADA, 1862-1863., Cheadle, Walter B.  Introduction and notes by A.G. Doughty and Gustave Lanctot.  Introduction to new edition by Lewis H. Thomas.
12 Cheadle, Walter B. Introduction and notes by A.G. Doughty and Gustave Lanctot. Introduction to new edition by Lewis H. Thomas. CHEADLE'S JOURNAL OF TRIP ACROSS CANADA, 1862-1863.
Edmonton M.G. Hurtig 1971 0888300352 / 9780888300355 First Thus Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
311 pp, 7 5/8" H. B&w illustrations, fold-out map at rear."The incredible journey of William Fitzwilliam, Viscount Milton, and his long-suffering companion, Dr. Walter Butler Cheadle, over the uncharted Yellowhead route in 1862-63 was a highly improbable, miraculously successful expedition, well-seasoned with comic relief though it very nearly ended several times in tragedy. Dr. Cheadle's 'Journal' first appeared in 1931, sixty-six years after publication of 'The North-West Passage by Land', a bestselling account of the expedition supposedly co-authored by the young Lord Milton and his companion. Besides confirming suspicions that the first book was in fact Cheadle's, the 'Journal' is more candid about the two adventurer's motives ('we were a mere party of pleasure'), and a much more precise record of life and travel in the Northwest during the latter days of the fur trade era. Cheadle acknowledges the heavy debt owed by all of the early explorers to the plains Indians, who passed on to the first white men their sophistication in the ways of the wilderness. He also records the gradual demoralization of the native people under the impact of European culture. His own Assiniboine guide was an invaluable support to Cheadle, who had to cope not only with Lord Milton's constant petulance and frequent illness, but with the most obnoxious hitchhiker ever to cross the Rockies." On or two small faint areas of browning on edges of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear and tiny tears/creases - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds (archivally taped), slight fading to spine color, faint small writing impressions on front panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE PLAINS OF ABRAHAM., Connell, Brian.
13 Connell, Brian. THE PLAINS OF ABRAHAM.
Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1959. 
288 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, maps/battle plans. "A turning point in history two hundred years ago. Here is the exciting and vigorous story of the capture of Quebec and all that led up to it, of the clashes of character between the leaders concerned and of the effect of this victory on the future of the English-speaking world." Two tiny corner bumps, very light browning to edges of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket h a s b e e n price-clipped, has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light browning on spine, a few very small tears archivally taped. Very Good/Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
14 Craig, Martha. With contributions by A.W. Peart & W.F.W. Fisher, Geo. E. Fisher, C.C. James, Thomas Hood, David Sinclair, J.J. Barker, W.A. Emory, O.T. Springer, H.H. Hurd, et al. THE GARDEN OF CANADA: BURLINGTON, OAKVILLE AND DISTRICT.
Facsimile Reprint Hard Cover Very Good - 
96 pp, 9 1/4" H. Black cloth with gold lettering on front board. A facsimile reprint of the William Briggs, Toronto, 1902 edition. B&w photographs of farms, fruit picking, residences, churches, businesses, residents, etc.. Contents: The Garden of Canada; Burlington District; Officers of the Burlington Fruit-Growers Association; Burlington Horticultural Association; The Burlington Fruit Experiment Station; "By Their Fruits Ye Shall Know Them"; Geo. Fisher, Esq.; "Shady Cottage" Dairy and Fruit Farm; "Bonnie Place" Fruit Farm; C.F. Coleman: House and Sign Painter, Paper Hanger, Decorator and Grainer; The Hotel Brant and Annex; Burlington's Up-to-date Planing Mill and Lumber Yard; Burlington Box, Barrel and Basket Works; U.E. Loyalists: The Families Ghent and Davis; Lumber Yard and Planing Mill Owned by Mr. John Kentner; "Maple Lodge", Residence of W. Ghent, Esq.; Greengill Stock Farm; Facts Relating to "The Poplars"; Ontario Orchards; O.T. Springer, Esq., Burlington: Prominent Fruit-Grower; The Traders Bank of Canada; Grey Stone Villa; Clovelly Summer Cottages; Crown Farm; Burlington Plains; Burlington Public Library; Maplehurst, Residence of Godwin Bros.; Mr. William McCabe, LL.B., F.I.A.; Bronte Villa Farms and Orchards; Lakehurst Sanitarium; plus advertisements for properties for sale. Small to medium crease at bottom corner of pages 83 to 94, tiny corner crease on rear board, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, spine is very slightly twisted, a few very small rub marks on boards - mainly on rear board. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
15 Dempsey, Hugh A. TREASURES OF THE GLENBOW MUSEUM.
Calgary, Alberta Glenbow-Alberta Institute 1991 1895379008 / 9781895379006 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
200 pp, 11 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w. "(P)rovides a glimpse into the vast collections of the museum and tells the stories of their origin and acquisition. From 1954 to 1966, Glenbow was the pride of Eric L. Harvie, Calgary philanthropist. During those years, he brought priceless objects from all parts of the world, while his staff concentrated on collecting western Canadian artifacts. Since then, Glenbow has added significantly to its collections and has gained international acclaim for its exhibitions and museum programs." Very minor wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has minor wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
TROOPER AND REDSKIN IN THE FAR NORTH-WEST: RECOLLECTIONS OF LIFE IN THE NORTH-WEST MOUNTED POLICE, CANADA, 1884-1888. (NORTHWEST), Donkin, John G.
16 Donkin, John G. TROOPER AND REDSKIN IN THE FAR NORTH-WEST: RECOLLECTIONS OF LIFE IN THE NORTH-WEST MOUNTED POLICE, CANADA, 1884-1888. (NORTHWEST)
Toronto Coles 1973 Facsimile Edition. Hard Cover Fine Very Good 
289 pp + 32 pp publisher's list, 8 5/8" H. Burgundy cloth with black title block, gilt lettering/banding on spine, gilt lettering/banding on front board - one of the Coles Canadian Collection. B&w frontispiece, fold-out map. A facsimile of the edition published by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, London, 1889. "In the early 1880's, an adventurous young Englishman set off for a look at the New World, and soon found himself swept up in the current of immense historical forces that were shaping the young Canadian nation. He joined the North-West Mounted Police, and during the next five years he witnessed the rise and fall of Louis Riel, the subjugation of the Indians, and the opening of the West, from the point of view of the common soldier. He was determined that the outside world should know the real truth about the Canadian West, and not the romanticized, idealized image that was promoted to lure immigrants to this harsh and often terrifying territory. His account of his gruelling trek from Regina to his post at Prince Albert, Saskatchwan, is unforgettable. He gives a day-by-day account of the tense months of the rebellion in the North-West. He observed Riel at close hand, as his prison guard, and his notes on his prisoner shed new light on a controversial figure. Later, he helped to subdue the Indians, and to quash the illicit whiskey trade, and he tells of the discovery of vast amounts of coal in the Souris district. The tale he tells is a far cry from the modern technicolor version of the Mounties and the old West, and it is a must for any reader who wants to know what Canada was really like one hundred years ago." Dust jacket has areas of light wrinkling at top edge. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
DRAKE PAST AND PRESENT:  MAKING MEMORIES., Drake History Committee.  (Arnold M. Schroeder, Clare Haryett, Wilda Gunther, Bill Dack, Karen Friesen, Isabelle Nixon, Lindsay Blair, Matilda Dueck, hugh Strong, et al.)
17 Drake History Committee. (Arnold M. Schroeder, Clare Haryett, Wilda Gunther, Bill Dack, Karen Friesen, Isabelle Nixon, Lindsay Blair, Matilda Dueck, hugh Strong, et al.) DRAKE PAST AND PRESENT: MAKING MEMORIES.
Drake, Saskatchewan Drake History Book Committee 1987 0889255881 / 9780889255883 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ 
471 pp, 11 1/4" H. Medium brown cloth boards with darker brown lettering on spine, lettering and decoration on front board - no dust jacket (as issued). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps. Contents: Acknowledgements; Introduction; Map; In the Beginning (Settlement of the Quill Lake Plains / Village of Drake / R.M. of Prairie Rose #309 / R.M. of Usborne #310 / The Homesteaders / Churches / Schools - Bloomfield S.D. #2575, Drake S.D. #2506, Grovenland S.D. #1421, Hiawatha S.D. #1720, Kansas S.D. #1699, Kneller S.D. #3642, Otterburn S.D. # 250, Poplar Hill S.D. #2215, Wilmot S.D. #4372; Clubs; Business; Drake Community Centre; Sod Turning for Enriched Housing; Sports; Family Histories; Roll of Honour; Recollections; Cemeteries; Picture Section. Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light 2" stain line on rear board. 
Price: 60.00 USD
 
 
ADVENTURERS IN THE WEST: HENRY ROSS HALPIN, FUR TRADER AND INDIAN AGENT., Elliott, David R.  Foreword by Dr. Richard J. Preston.
18 Elliott, David R. Foreword by Dr. Richard J. Preston. ADVENTURERS IN THE WEST: HENRY ROSS HALPIN, FUR TRADER AND INDIAN AGENT.
Natural Heritage / Dundurn, Toronto, 2008, first edition. 
239 pp, 9" H, soft cover. ISBN 9781550028034 B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. "In 1872, Irish-born, seventeen-year-old Henry Ross Halpin arrived in Fort Garry, Manitoba, to take up a position with the Hudson's Bay Company. His career took him from the shores of Hudson Bay, across the plains, and to the headwaters of the Mackenzie River. Throughout his life, he immersed himself in learning the traditions and culture of Canada's Native Peoples and ultimately became an Indian agent. At his death in 1930, he was described as 'one of the best acquainted with Indian tradition and legend in the west'. Halpin was catapulted onto the historical stage in 1885, being captured by rebel Cree and serving as a secretary/negotiator for Big Bear, the non-rebel Cree chief at the siege of Fort Pitt. Born into a family of journalists, he was a great storyteller and astute observer. His memoirs of his life in the fur trade and of his captivity, combined with his correspondence and annual reports to the Department of Indian Affairs, offer a rare glimpse of life during these turbulent times of change in the West." Inside - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear, otherwise clean and bright. Near Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
FLASHMAN AND THE REDSKINS.  FROM THE FLASHMAN PAPERS, 1849-50 AND 1875-76., Fraser, George MacDonald.  Dust jacket art by Barbosa.
19 Fraser, George MacDonald. Dust jacket art by Barbosa. FLASHMAN AND THE REDSKINS. FROM THE FLASHMAN PAPERS, 1849-50 AND 1875-76.
Collins, London, 1982, first edition. 
479 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers. "When the tide of battle surged over the slopes of Little Bighorn, and Sitting Bull's braves gathered for the final charge that would sweep away the gallant remnant of Custer's 7th Cavalry, a clarion voice was heard above the crash of shots and whistle of arrows, the war-whoops and the pounding hooves: - Readers of his previous adventures will not fail to identify the speaker, or to recognise the tall, distinguished figure in evening dress, tails and whiskers, fleeing the stricken field: Sir Harry Flashman, V.C., veteran of countless retreats from battle and bedchamber, the most decorated coward of the Victorian age, was meeting his fate with the same matchless poltroone ry and deafness to duty and decency which had sustained him through a lifetime of dishonourable service, and endeared him to a generation of readers. But how the arch-cad of Dr Arnold's Rugby found himself in the climactic struggle of the Ame r i c a n West is only one chapter in an odyssey as hair-raising and scandalous as any in his six earlier volumes of memoirs. He traces it with his usual shameless candour and caustic humour, from the wagon-trains of the Forty-Niners, when he foug ht h is t er r ified way across the Plains in command of a bordello on wheels, to the holocaust of Bent's Fort and the horrors of scalp-hunting raids, Apache warpaths, dinner parties with Custer, captivity among the Sioux, confrontations with Pres ide nt Gra nt and W ild Bill Hickock, duels, escapes, conspiracies, and shoot-outs - to say nothing of passionate encounters with Indian belles, dusky beauties, enthusiastic widows, and mysterious adventuresses. This is Flashy's West as only he ca n de scr ibe it - th e W est, at once legendary and authentic, of Mangas Colorado and Kit Carson, of Custer and Spotted Tail, of Crazy Horse and the Deadwood stage, a pageant of savage warriors and Mountain Men, glory-hunting soldiers and gunfighter s, ga mble rs, ecc entri cs, scoundrels, and those extraordinary folk, white and Indian, who broke the trails or resisted the invasion." Book slightly cocked, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine/hinges, very light speckles of foxing on top of te xt blo ck. Dust jac ket ha s be en price clipped, has minor edge wear/wrinkling, soft wrinkles at top edge of rear flap, light rubbing. Very Good-/Very Good 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
LETTERS HOME:  THE WARTIME CORRESPONDENCE AND DIARY OF JOHN EDWIN GARDINER RCAF (1919-1942)., Gardiner, John Edwin.  Edited by David E. Smith.
20 Gardiner, John Edwin. Edited by David E. Smith. LETTERS HOME: THE WARTIME CORRESPONDENCE AND DIARY OF JOHN EDWIN GARDINER RCAF (1919-1942).
University of Regina / Canadian Plains Research Center, Regina, Saskatchewan, 2004. 
197 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 088977157X B&w photographs. "John Edwin Gardiner was the eldest son of James 'Jimmy' Gardiner, the most prominent Liberal politician of his day in western Canada. Edwin was called up by the RCAF in November 1 940, received his Wings in October 1941, and travelled to England in early November 1941. On August 18, 1942, on the eve of the Dieppe Raid, Edwin wrote to his father: 'At long last we're going to take part in something big which you will r e a d a l l about in the papers long before you get this letter'. Edwin Gardiner was killed when his plane went down on the following day. James Gardiner, who had lost two brothers in the First World War, had now lost his son to war. His wife , Vi ol et , f ou nd the grief unbearable and took her own life in October 1944, yet another casualty of war. Gardiner kept all of Edwin's letters to the family. He investigated the circumstances of his son's death, visiting the graveyard at St. A ubi n L e C au f o n s eve r al occasions and writing a thorough record of his findings. To the end of his life, he maintained contact with the family of the Canadian pilot who died at the same time as Edwin and with the French family who cared for the ir g rave s. Joh n Ed win Ga rdiner's voice in 'Letters Home' is engaging, humorous, and intelligent. Like so many others of his generation, he exudes confidence and optimism despite the dangers of his situation. Perhaps most striking, a nd m ost t ouchi ng, h owe ver, is th e ge nui ne family affection that pervades these letters." Fine 
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