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1 Blower, James. Foreword by Grant MacEwan. GOLD RUSH: A PICTORIAL LOOK AT THE PART EDMONTON PLAYED IN THE GOLD ERA OF THE 1890s.
Toronto Ryerson Press 1971 007092919X / 9780070929197 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
199 pp, oblong (8 3/4" H x 10 5/8" D). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions. "By 1898 all roads led to the Klondike. One such road was to pass through the tiny Edmonton community, and Edmonton was never to be the same again. As the gateway and principal outfitting centre to one of the most popular - albeit treacherous - overland trails to the Yukon gold fields, Edmonton, then only 1500 strong, found itself playing host to over 2000 rough and hearty Klondikers. Within two years the town population doubled, local merchants prospered, business boomed. They were colourful times, not to be missed, and James Blower recounts them fondly. He salutes those boisterous, hopeful men equipped with pack horses, ox teams or dog sleds, embarking on a wild journey of more than 1600 miles through forests, swamps, perilous rivers and lakes. Parties of men never heard from again - did they strike it rich in the gold fields or were they victims of drowning, scurvey, starvation? Fortunately, Edmonton boasted two excellent photographers during the Klondike days - W.C. Mathers and Ernest Brown - who recorded on film this extraordinary period in history. Their photographs, most of which have never been published before, represent the greater part of this book." Faint thin red pen mark on top of text block. Dust jacket has minor efge wrinking, two very small edge tears archivally taped, an areas of a four tiny scuffs on front panel, very light soiling on rear panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
BENEATH MY FEET: THE MEMOIRS OF GEORGE MERCER DAWSON., Dawson, George Mercer.  With Phil Jenkins.
2 Dawson, George Mercer. With Phil Jenkins. BENEATH MY FEET: THE MEMOIRS OF GEORGE MERCER DAWSON.
McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 2007, first edition. 
350 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), pictorial hard cover - no dust jacket (as issued). ISBN 9780771043888 B&w photographs, maps. "George Mercer Dawson is a towering figure in Canadian history and science. Travelling by horse and canoe, he was a ground breaker in the Geological Survey's opening up of the Canadian West. In 1895, he became its director. A tough life for anyone, it was an extraordinary achievement for Dawson, who was crippled by a childhood illness that severely stunted his growth but heightened his lively spirit. An avid photographer, amateur painter, poet, and professional geologist, Dawson wrote constantly, but he never penned his memoirs. So, more than a century after his death in 1901, Phil Jenkins has lent him a hand. In Dawson's own words, Jenkins seamlessly relates the life of a great Canadian in the exciting age of exploration. It is a dazzling literary accomplishment. Dawson knew the pain of unrequited love, suffered the bite of a million mosquitoes, and yet he forged ahead, over mountainous physical odds, to become one of the most respected and enjoyed of Victorian Canadians." Minor rubbing. Near Fine 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
3 Dobrowolsky, Helene. Foreword by Dr. William Beahen. LAW OF THE YUKON: A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF THE MOUNTED POLICE IN THE YUKON.
Whitehorse, Yukon Lost Moose 1995 0969461267 / 9780969461265 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
192 pp, 12 1/4" H. B&w and colour photographs, maps, reproductions. Contents: Introduction; The First Post - Fort Constantine; The Klondike Gold Rush; Reinforcements Meet the Great Stampede; After the Rush; First Nations People and the Police; Crime, Conspiracy and Court; Women and the Force; Patrolling the Yukon; At Ease; Wartime and Alaska Highway Construction; Dog Stories; Policing Today; Honour Roll; Reference: Endnotes; Selected Bibliography; Illustrations; Index. Minor bump at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, minor rubbing, very soft crease at top of rear panel and flap, 1" faint line indentation on front panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
SILVER CENTRE (THE STORY OF AN ONTARIO MINING CAMP)., Fancy, Peter.
4 Fancy, Peter. SILVER CENTRE (THE STORY OF AN ONTARIO MINING CAMP).
Cobalt, Ontario Highway Book Shop 1985 0889543062 / 9780889543065 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good Signed by Author
145 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps, diagrams. SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE. "Silver Centre was one of Canada's celebrated mining camps. It discovered millions of dollars in silver ore (when silver's price averaged 50 cents an ounce) and probably has as much mineral wealth today in its unexamined Keewatin ground for some future economic development. But most importantly, in terms of Ontario's social history , this Silver Centre story represents the way of life for many of the people living in northern Ontario during the early years of (the twenieth) century. The story follows in detail the mining prospectors of 1907 - their silver discoveries; the early mines - their success and failures; the depressing World War I years; then rebirth with the mother lode discovery in 1920 and its climactic decade of phenomenal silver treasure; finally, the inevitable exhaustion of known deposits. Falling metal prices discourage continued searches. Mines close - sudden abandonment. This particular drama of prospectors and developers struggling with the Precambrian rocks is a constant, unifying theme. (This) is the story of a mining community and its people, of fellowship and stubborn pleasure." Very light edge wear, previous owner's name/date in ink on free front endpaper and embossed blind stamp on half-title page. A previous owner has amended the map of Silver Centre, 1924, adding the location of two rinks and a ball park, extending the left side of the map to show the rail yard, railway station and loading ramp, and filling in some squares indicating the location of buildings with red ink. Very light browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has a few small tears (archivally taped) and chips; moderate wrinkling along top edge; light browning - moderate on spine; light soiling and rubbing; small light stain, partial cup mark on front panel; small area of tiny perforations on rear panel; book color offset on inside surface; now in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE RANGE MEN.  THE STORY OF THE RANCHERS AND INDIANS OF ALBERTA., Kelly, L.V.
5 Kelly, L.V. THE RANGE MEN. THE STORY OF THE RANCHERS AND INDIANS OF ALBERTA.
Toronto Coles 1980 Reprint Soft Cover Very Good 
468 pp, 8 1/4" H. B&w photographs. Interior - light browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor wear at top of spine, light browning to edges of text block. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
6 Martin, Gwen L. GESNER'S DREAM: THE TRIALS AND TRIUMPHS OF EARLY MINING IN NEW BRUNSWICK.
Fredericton, New Brunswick Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum 2003 1894475461 / 9781894475464 Soft Cover Very Good+ 
328 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs, reproductions - colour maps. Inscribed by author on half title page. "Whenever you read this book, whether by day or by night, miners are at work in New Brunswick. Their underground world is magical and terrifying. Caverns traced by fragile points of light recede into utter blackness, and the stone walls expose swirls of rock frozen in three dimensions. Overhead are vaulted ceilings, silent and beautiful as a Gothic cathedral. The heritage of New Brunswick mining reaches back over three action-packed centuries. Gypsum smugglers sailed down the Bay of Fundy by midnight. Mine developers battled each other using fists in the boardroom and pisols in the field. Many prospectors died without making a dime, while others lost their rightful holdings at gunpoint. And a lucky or skillful few hit the jackpot. The romantic, lively and ultimately triumphant tale of mining in New Brunswick is revealed here for the first time, richly illustrated with more than 140 historical photographs gathered from archives and attics across the province." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very small crease at fore-edge of front cover. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
7 Robertston, Heather. MEASURING MOTHER EARTH: HOW JOE THE KID BECAME TYRRELL OF THE NORTH.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 2007 0771075391 / 9780771075391 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
348 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs, maps. "One of Canada's first scientific explorers, Joseph Burr Tyrrell began his career in the late nineteenth century by surveying the Rocky Mountains on foot and mapping remote northern regions from a birchbark canoe; he ended it at the dawn of the Atomic Age, flying across the wilderness in bush planes. Among his many accomplishments, Tyrrell discovered Canada's first dinosaur, Albertosaurus, and an Ice Age glacier he named Keewatin. He risked his own and his companions' lives charting the Dubawnt and Kazan river networks west of Hudson Bay, and rescued the maps and records of Canada's great geographer, David Thompson, from oblivion. After he failed to find gold in the Klondike, Tyrrell gambled on buying a gold mine in Kirkland Lake, Ontario, and won millions." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very minor edge wear. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
8 Twichell, Heath. NORTHWEST EPIC: THE BUILDING OF THE ALASKA HIGHWAY.
New York St. Martin's Press 1992 0312077548 / 9780312077549 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
368 pp, 9 1/2" H. Map endpapers, b&w photographs, maps. "(T)he panoramic story of the courageous U.S. Army Engineers and civilian contractors who toiled in the tense months after Pearl Harbor to build a 1,500-mile emergency supply line through the rugged Canadian Rockies to isolated military bases in Alaska. The construction of this winding gravel road - GI's called it the ALCAN - was very much an all-American adventure: blacks, whites, and natives working together under the harshest extremes of climate and terrain - racing to bolster Alaska's defenses and deter another Japanese attack on North American soil. The Alaska Highway - with its hundreds of bridges, chain of airfields, and oil refinery and pipeline system (known as CANOL) - opened to traffic in late 1942 and was in full use one year later. Though one of the greatest feats of twentieth-century macro-engineering, this huge project sparked as much protest as patriotism. Critics argued that the road was in the wrong place and would have little postwar value; a well-publicized investigation of CONOL's excesses gave a critical boost to the career of Senator Harry S. Truman." Very light wrinkling at top of spine, very small bump at top corner of both boards. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds, light fading to spine color. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
9 Zaslow, Morris. THE NORTHWARD EXPANSION OF CANADA, 1914-1967.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1988 0771090714 / 9780771090714 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
421 pp, 9 1/4" H. One of 'The Canadian Centenary Series'. B&w photographs, maps. "In the concluding volume of his study of the Canadian North since Confederation, Morris Zaslow details with encyclopedic scope the accelerating change typical of the second half of that era. In this period the frontiers of agriculture and industry swept northward from near the international border to their economic limits. In the search for oil and natural gas, these limits were also close to the country's physical limits. Assisted by new roads, extended railways, improved river transportation, and the new airplane, settlers, prospectors, and developers cleared land, sought mineral treasures, opened enterprises, and established permanent settlements in areas formerly given over to hunting and trapping by the native peoples. At the same time, the institutions of society and government familiar to southern Canada followed at a more measured pace." Minor wrinkling at top of spine, small bump at bottom corner of both boards. Dust jacket has small light stain on front panel, wrinkling at bottom of flap-folds with old tape on inside surface - very light edge wrinkling elsewhere. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 


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