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COURT LADY AND COUNTRY WIFE.  ROYAL PRIVILEGE AND CIVIL WAR:  TWO NOBLE SISTERS IN SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY ENGLAND., Betcherman, Lita-Rose.
1 Betcherman, Lita-Rose. COURT LADY AND COUNTRY WIFE. ROYAL PRIVILEGE AND CIVIL WAR: TWO NOBLE SISTERS IN SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY ENGLAND.
Toronto HarperCollins / Phyllis Bruce 2005 0002007894 / 9780002007894 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
384 pp, 9 1/4" H. "The lives of two dazzling aristocratic sisters, Lucy and Dorothy Percy, present a perfect window into the world of political unrest and social intrigue of seventeenth-century English society. Their breeding, beauty, and cunning made them among the most influential women of their time. Born during the reign of Elizabeth I, the Percy sisters came to prominence at the court of Charles I. Lucy, the Countess of Carlisle - the 'court lady' - dominated the royal scene thanks to her position at the center of power. Her beauty, captured in magnificent Van Dyck portraits, and her political skill attracted prominent lovers, and her charm and talents as a gossip ensured her inclusion in the Queen's inner circle. Then, her machinations during the Civil WAr led to her imprisonment in the Tower of London. Her sister, Dorothy, Countess of Leicester - the 'country wife' - had twelve surviving children and managed the family estates while her husband traveled abroad or immersed himself in books. As a diplomat's wife, she was brilliant, with a keen eye and special purview of European politics. This early ancestor of Princess Diana's family was also a shrewish wife who bossed her mate for more than thirty-seven years before he rebelled publicly, causing a scandal. (This book) brilliantly depicts the position of upper-class women in seventeenth-century Britain and illuminates a grand and turbulent era." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has some very light edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A DAUGHTER OF HETH., Black, William (1841-1898).
2 Black, William (1841-1898). A DAUGHTER OF HETH.
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good E. Welch Ridout. 
414 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H). Thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt. Burgundy endpapers, b&w illustrations, including frontispiece, decorated title page. **No dustjacket or slipcase.** When a spirited Catholic orphan from France comes to live with her Presbyterian relatives in Scotland, she becomes interested in a married nobleman - tragedy ensues. The Scottish author, William Black, had a large output and was very popular in the 19th century. "A Daughter of Heth" was one of his most successful novels. 1933 Christmas gift inscrption in ink on half-title page with some ink offset on opposite page, light toning to margins of pages, very light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, minor edge wear, slight fading to spine colour, small light scuff on front cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
WITH AXE AND BIBLE: THE SCOTTISH PIONEERS OF NEW BRUNSWICK, 1784-1874., Campey, Lucille H.
3 Campey, Lucille H. WITH AXE AND BIBLE: THE SCOTTISH PIONEERS OF NEW BRUNSWICK, 1784-1874.
Toronto Natural Heritage 2007 1897045220 / 9781897045220 First Edition Soft Cover Fine 
206 pp, 9" H. B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. "New Brunswick's enormous timber trade attracted the first wave of Scots in the late 18th century. As economic conditions in Scotland worsened, the flow of emigrants increased, creating distinctive Scottish communities along the province's major timber bays and river frontages. While Scots relied on the timber trade for economic sustenance, their religion offered another form of support, sustaining them in a spiritual and cultural sense. These two themes, the axe and the bible, underpin their story. Using wide-ranging documentary sources, includ-ing passenger lists and newspaper shipping reports, (this book) traces the progress of Scottish colon- ization and its ramifications for the province's early development. Who were these Scots? What factors caused them to select their various locations? What problems did they face? Were they successful pioneers? Why was the Scottish Church so important to them? In tracing the process of emigration, (the author) offers new insights on where Scots settled, their overall impact and the cultural legacy they left behind. (It) is the first fully documented account of Scottish emigration to New Brunswick." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
WITH AXE AND BIBLE: THE SCOTTISH PIONEERS OF NEW BRUNSWICK, 1784-1874., Campey, Lucille H.
4 Campey, Lucille H. WITH AXE AND BIBLE: THE SCOTTISH PIONEERS OF NEW BRUNSWICK, 1784-1874.
Toronto Natural Heritage 2007 1897045220 / 9781897045220 First Edition Soft Cover Near Fine 
206 pp, 9" H. B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. "New Brunswick's enormous timber trade attracted the first wave of Scots in the late 18th century. As economic conditions in Scotland worsened, the flow of emigrants increased, creating distinctive Scottish communities along the province's major timber bays and river frontages. While Scots relied on the timber trade for economic sustenance, their religion offered another form of support, sustaining them in a spiritual and cultural sense. These two themes, the axe and the bible, underpin their story. Using wide-ranging documentary sources, includ-ing passenger lists and newspaper shipping reports, (this book) traces the progress of Scottish colon- ization and its ramifications for the province's early development. Who were these Scots? What factors caused them to select their various locations? What problems did they face? Were they successful pioneers? Why was the Scottish Church so important to them? In tracing the process of emigration, (the author) offers new insights on where Scots settled, their overall impact and the cultural legacy they left behind. (It) is the first fully documented account of Scottish emigration to New Brunswick." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small faint rub mark on front cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
5 Gibbon, John Murray. CANADIAN MOSAIC: THE MAKING OF A NORTHERN NATION.
London J.M. Dent & Sons 1939 First British Edition Hard Cover Very Good Fair Kathleen Shackleton, W.J. Phillips, R.H. Palenske, Nicholas de Grandmaison, Ernest Neumann, James Crockart. 
455 pp, 9 3/8" H. Brick-coloured cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Map endpapers, b&w photographs, maps, drawings, reproductions, plus 23 colour plates (collated), including 19 full-page portraits of 'types' (many in national costume) and 4 with two illustrations per page showing people, buildings and landscapes. "This is the first comprehensive account of the contributions made to Canadian history and culture by some twenty-five European races. The plan which the author has adopted is to trace the history of each racial group from its original home in Europe, accentuating those incidents that show relationships between such races in Europe previous to their coming to Canada. The history has been documented so far as possible with quotations from contemporary records. The text incorporates the words of the ballads recently broadcasted by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in the series of musical talks conducted by (the author)." Chapters cover United States, France, England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Scandinavia, Eastern Baltic, Poland, Ukraine, Czechoslovakia, the Balkans, Hungary, Russia, Italy, Spain, Portugal, the Hebrew, concluding with "Cement for the Canadian Mosaic". Small soft crease at top corner of pages 279 to304, small crease at top corner of illustration page opposite page 280, minor shelf soiling on bottom of text block & boards, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear/creasing, small tears with old tape on inside edges, light browning and foxing on spine, darkening to top edge, light soiling/rubbing. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
6 Marshall, Bess. AN HOUSE FOR HIS KINGDOM: WESTMINSTER CENTENNIAL STORY, 1837-1979.
Orangeville, Ontario Westminster United Church 1979 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
466 pp (plus ten additional pages that are numbered, but blank), 10" H. Maroon simulated leather covers with gold lettering on spine and front board. B&w photographs, floor plans, reproductions, map. "Bess Marshall's recounting of the spiritual and temporal struggles of Orangeville's forefathers and their descendants is pure homespun. Their joys and sorrows, their ambitions and attainments, their unwavering faith in God, and the homely grass roots events of their lives are more meaningful history than battles, politics and treaties." Dust jacket has very light edge wear, light edge wrinkling, light wrinkling on hinges, minor rubbing/soiling. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
7 McBride, Ian. THE SIEGE OF DERRY IN ULSTER PROTESTANT MYTHOLOGY.
Dublin Four Courts Press 1997 1851822992 / 9781851822997 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
93 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H). "The Siege of Derry (1688-9) is the key political myth in Loyalist culture. This study looks at the Siege, reconstructing the ways in which the defence of Derry has been commemorated and interpreted over the last 300 years. Celebrated by historians, artists, poets and preachers, re-enacted in anniversary demonstrations and parades, the Siege provides a unique insight into the mixture of triumphalism and insecurity that lies behind the slogan 'No Surrender!'. The story of the Siege embodies in dramatic form the series of timeless lessons regarding the relationship between Ulster Protestants and their ancestral enemies, and the book shows how each generation has emphasised or suppressed different components according to its ideological needs. At various times the emblematic events of 1688-9 have been represented as a providential deliverance from popery, the restoration of the ancient constitution, a blow struck for the rights of man, and the original act of loyalist rebellion. The memory of the Siege has been a source of discord as well as an agent of union, exposing tensions between Liberals and Conservatives, Anglicans and Presbyterians, the social elite and the common people. A fuller understanding of its role in the Loyalist imagination affirms the complexity and diversity of the Protestant tradition." Previous owner's small stamp on front paste down, small bump to bottom corner of a pprox. page 60 to end of book, tiny bump to top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, tiny closed tear on front hinge, light rubbing - faint rub lines on rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE UPPER OTTAWA VALLEY TO 1855:  A COLLECTION OF DOCUMENTS., Reid, Richard, edited and introduction by.
8 Reid, Richard, edited and introduction by. THE UPPER OTTAWA VALLEY TO 1855: A COLLECTION OF DOCUMENTS.
Toronto The Champlain Society 1990 0886290619 / 9780886290610 Limited Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ 
354 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H). Red cloth with gilt lettering/crest on spine No. 692 of an edition of twelve hundred and fifty. B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. Contents: Foreword; Preface; Illustrations and Maps; Introduction (British Emigration Policy and the Settlement of the Ottawa Valley / Social Order and Growth in the Valley / From Timber to Lumber / Changing Patterns of Transportation / Urban Growth in the Ottawa Valley and the Rise of Bytown / Ottawa Valley Politics, 1820-1855 / Religion and Education in the Valley); Documents (arranged under the same headings); Bibliography; Index. Minor bumping at corners. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
9 Ruggle, Richard, Reverend. NORVAL ON THE CREDIT RIVER.
Erin, Ontario Press Porcepic 1973 0888780214 / 9780888780218 First Edition Sewed in wraps Very Good Signed by Author
51 pp + (4 pp) footnotes, 8 1/8" H. Green textured soft covers with black lettering and pastedown illustration on front cover. Volume I in the Credit Valley History Series. Signed on title page: "Richard Ruggle". B&w photographs. Contents: Before History; The Indians; The Mill; The Name and the Post Office; Transportation; Presbyterians; Anglicans; Methodists and the United Church; The Militia; Work in Town and Country; Education; The End; Footnotes. Interior - previous owner's name on half-title page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - soft crease on front cover pastedown picture, slight fading to color on spine and hinge areas. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 


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