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PIONEERS AND PROGRESS., Alix Clive Historical Club.  (Beatrice Parlby, Vera Barritt, Alice Nielsen, Alice Roland Simmons, Dr. A.E. Shore, et al.)
1 Alix Clive Historical Club. (Beatrice Parlby, Vera Barritt, Alice Nielsen, Alice Roland Simmons, Dr. A.E. Shore, et al.) PIONEERS AND PROGRESS.
Alberta, Canada Alix Clive Historical Club 1974 0919212433 / 9780919212435 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good 
880 pp, 10 5/8" H. Blue cloth with gold lettering on spine, gold lettering/decoration on front board - no dust jacket (as issued). B&w photographs, reproductions, maps - section on cattle brands. A local history of the Alberta district surrounding Alix and Clive. Contents: Foreword; A "Times' Passing"; A Bird's Eye View of History; I'll Be Remembering; Half-Breed Scrip; Lamerton; Mining Along the Red Deer; Content Memories; Medicine in Pioneer Days; Breaking Horses With Mont; Railways Through Alix - C.P.R. Station Agents - C.N.R. Agents; School Districts - General Articles & Family Histories (Alix / Alix (North) / Carroll / Clive / Hickling / Hopedale - Haynes / North Star / Open Valley and Carradale / Ripley / Sargent / Stanton / Stone / St. Patrick's / Westling); Pioneers Not Bound By School Districts; Brands; Index of Family Histories / General Index. Christmas gift inscription and faint erased pencil mark on front free endpaper, light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, some very minor color fading on rear board, small area of shelf soiling on bottom of text block, small area of light soiling on top of text block. 
Price: 55.00 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 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.
3 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
 
 
THE WEXFORD: ELUSIVE SHIPWRECK OF THE GREAT STORM, 1913., Carroll, Paul.  Foreword by David L. Trotter.  Article by Tim Cumming.  Appendix by David Bannister.
4 Carroll, Paul. Foreword by David L. Trotter. Article by Tim Cumming. Appendix by David Bannister. THE WEXFORD: ELUSIVE SHIPWRECK OF THE GREAT STORM, 1913.
Dundurn, Toronto, 2010, first edition. 
326 pp, 9" H, soft cover. ISBN 9781554887361 B&w photographs, maps, plan, colour plates. Chapter headings: Historical Perspectives: Great Britain to the Great Lakes; The Skipper's Log; The Final Voyage; The Crew List, November 1913; A Memorial: November 16, 1913; Weather Forecasting in 1913: Descriptions of the Storm; The Carnage of the Storm; The Aftermath: Consequences Abound; The Goderich Inquest; Searching for the 'Wexford'; The Wreck Today; The Plunder of the 'Wexford'; Remembering the 'Wexford', November 11, 2000; Appendices; Notes; Bibliography; Index; About the Artists; About the Author. Inside - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright, slight waviness to top/bttom edges of text bloc k. Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
MOONWALKING WITH EINSTEIN:  THE ART AND SCIENCE OF REMEMBERING EVERYTHING., Foer, Joshua.
5 Foer, Joshua. MOONWALKING WITH EINSTEIN: THE ART AND SCIENCE OF REMEMBERING EVERYTHING.
New York Penguin 2011 159420229X / 9781594202292 4th Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
307 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). "On average, people squander forty days annually compensating for things they've forgotten. Joshua Foer used to be one of those people. But after a year of memory training, he found himself in the finals of the U.S. Memory Championship. Even more important, he found a vital truth we too often forget: In every way that matters, we are the sum of our memories. (This book) draws on cutting-edge research, a surprising cultural history of memory, and venerable tricks of the mentalist's trade to transform our understanding of human remembering. Under the tutelage of top 'mental athletes', Foer learns ancient techniques once employed by Cicero to memorize his speeches and by medieval scholars to memorize entire books. Using methods that have been largely forgotten, he discovers that we can all dramatically improve our memories." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor wear and tiny tear at top of front flap-fold. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
LAUGHTER-SILVERED WINGS: REMEMBERING THE AIR FORCE II., Harvey, J. Douglas.
6 Harvey, J. Douglas. LAUGHTER-SILVERED WINGS: REMEMBERING THE AIR FORCE II.
McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 1984, first edition. 
277 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0771040474 B&w cartoons. "From the author of 'Boys, Bombs, and Brussels Sprouts' and 'The Tumbling Mirth: Remembering the Air Force' comes yet another uproarious ascent into high-altit ude insanity. And this time, in the interest of 'equal flights', (the author) frequently features the delightful anecdotes sent to him by WDs. As enthusiastic and proud as any member of the air force, the first-ever members of the Women's D i v i s i o n led a life that was often tough, but always intriguing. (This book) contains dozens of hilarious stories from WDs who recall the days when uniforms seemed to come in just a single size - but women had to be brave in more ways than on e. Th er e is a wealth of other incident here as well. Confessions of blunders (or hair-breadth escapes) in the air, details of disastrous parades, and stories of social occasions that were sometimes bungled - but always enjoyed. Poems, prangs, an d pr act ic al jok es are all part of this light-hearted look at the air force from pre-RCAF days on." Small area of slight color fading on free front end paper, light wear at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wear at top/b otto m of s pine an d f lap- folds, a few tiny scuff marks, tiny dint on rear hinge, creases at bottom of rear panel. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
7 Harvey, J. Douglas. THE TUMBLING MIRTH: REMEMBERING THE AIR FORCE.
McClelland and Stewart, (Toronto, 1983), Ist ed. Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
263 pp, 8vo (9 1/4"), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0771040490 Liberally illus. with cartoons. An anecdotal history of the Royal Canadian Air Force from its origin in 1924 to the time of unification in 1967. An account to delight all readers - and one that will bring tears of laughter and recognition to air force personnel of every rank and station. Previous owner's ink name stamp on top of text block, Christmas gift inscription on free front endpaper, light wear and wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very small surface paper loss at bottom of front board. Dust jacket has been price clipped, has light edge wear - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, slight browning to color on spine, a few very light line indentations on rear panel, soft crease down front panel near hinge, surface paper loss at top2" of front flap-fold. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
8 MacInnis, Craig, editor. (Trent Frayne, June Callwood, Hugh MacLennan, Sidney Katz, Andy O'Brien, Dink Carroll, Milt Dunnell, Jack Todd.) REMEMBERING THE ROCKET: A CELEBRATION.
Toronto Stoddart 1998 0773731288 / 9780773731288 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good- 
128 pp, 7 3/4" H. B&w and colour photographs. "He has been called the 'greatest goal scorer in professional hockey history,' not least for his astonishing feat of notching 50 goals in 50 games. Yet that alone hardly explains his legend. Maurice Richard not only ushered in hockey's modern era with his prolific scoring touch and fiery play, he also came to symbolize the hopes and fears of an entire culture. Quebec in the 1940s and '50s wanted a hero and they found one in Richard - a fierce competitor, a skilful artist and a proud warrior, whose famous temper triggered one of the darkest events in Canadian sporting history - the Montreal riot of 1955. This look back at the greatest player to ever don the red, white and blue includes some of the finest sportswriters of the era, documenting Richard the hero and Richard the villain, Richard the doting family man and Richard the aging hockey legend. Passionate about everything in life, Richard raised the stakes for all of us who understand that hockey has always been more than just a game." Large gift insciption on free front endpaper; previous owner's name, place and date on half-title page; 5" line indentation on rear board. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, 5" line indentatiom on rear panel, two tiny light stains on inside surface. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
PRELUDE TO BATTLE., Moore, Gordon.
9 Moore, Gordon. PRELUDE TO BATTLE.
Misas Books, Tunbridge Wells, (1993), first edition. 
154 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0859361195 "This is the story of a young infantry soldier in World War Two; the training and social life within a group of eighteen year old boys, who two years later in 1944 were to take t heir place in the spearhead of the British/Canadian offensive, as the pivot of the Allied thrust. After basic training, we follow the author through specialist training for infantry support groups with the Vickers machine gun and the 4.2 i n c h m o r t a r. In spite of the rigours of preparing for the greatest invasion in history, life was often exciting and enjoyable, with the bonuses of comradeship, and the opportunity to stretch fledgling wings, away from the parental nest. M os t of t h e yo un g me n had had little experience of travel, and the girls from far away towns and villages were there to be wooed, and perhaps won....The story is mostly fact, with incidents amalgamated and modified, to give greater coherence a nd in ter est . T he pla ce s a re real, and many of the people are real - others, again, are amalgams of several met during the years 1942-1944. The account of the training is pretty accurate, but some of the 'social' incidents have been modified bu t m aint ain th e e sse ntia l a tmos phere of the times. Younger readers will appreciate the tremendous upheaval in the lives of their fathers and uncles - and, indeed, grandfathers! Older readers will give a few wry smiles, remembering some of t heir own expe rie nces of the t ime. " De scribed as 'an autobiographical novel'. Very light edge wear, tiny dint to bottom of front board, slight bump at bottom of spine, small faint stain on fore-edge of textblock. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/ wrink ling. VG /VG+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
L.M. MONTGOMERY: THE NORVAL YEARS, 1926-1935, Quaile, Deborah.  (L.M. Montgomery)
10 Quaile, Deborah. (L.M. Montgomery) L.M. MONTGOMERY: THE NORVAL YEARS, 1926-1935
Ayton, Ontario Woodbird Press 2006 0973391111 / 9780973391114 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ No Jacket Signed by Author
209 pp, oblong 8vo (8" H x 10" D). SIGNED ON HALF TITLE PAGE, AND ALSO INSCRIBED "TO E--- ENJOY THE MEMORIES OF MAUD! DEB SEPT 10/06." Promotional book mark and author's business card laid in. Profusely illustrated with photographs, reproductions of newspaper clippings, book covers, etc. Contents: Introduction: The Allure of L.M. Montgomery; Foreword; From Prince Edward Island to the World; Norval History; Maud's Home and Gardens; Friends and Family; Norval and Union Presbyterian Churches; Local Beauty; Life in the Village; Devotions and Duties; Maud's Days; L.M. Montgomery's Accomplishments; Leaving Norval; Remembering Maud: Montgomery in Modern Norval; Epilogue; Endnotes; Bibliography; Index. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, minor rubbing. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
BOOKS IN THE BLOOD:  MEMOIRS OF A FOURTH GENERATION BOOKSELLER., Rota, Anthony.
11 Rota, Anthony. BOOKS IN THE BLOOD: MEMOIRS OF A FOURTH GENERATION BOOKSELLER.
New Castle, Delaware Oak Knoll Press 2002 1584560762 / 9781584560760 Limited Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- 
313 pp, 9" H. From an edition of 1,700 copies, of which 950 were for sale. B&w photographs, repro-ductions. "Anthony Rota, dealer in antiquarian books and first editions for over half a century, talks of the private collectors and university libraries whose collectiions he has helped to enrich over these years, remembering his colleagues in the firm and in the trade generally. His early training under Bertram Rota, and the history of the firm since the latter's early death, are followed by telling com-mentaries on virtually all aspects of the trade, including runners (scouts), auctions (and auction rings), and the problems of buying privately or in competition. As past president of the Antiquarian Book-sellers' Association, and of the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (of which he is now President of Honour), these lightly written memoirs, may be read as a guide to collectors and dealers alike, or, more simply, for the sheer pleasure of their reading." Book is slightly cocked, small area of minor fading at bottom of front board. Dust jacket has light fading to spine, top edge of flaps and 1' band at top of front panel; minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
12 Sears, Val. HELLO SWEETHEART - GET ME REWRITE: REMEMBERING THE GREAT NEWSPAPER WARS.
Toronto Key Porter 1988 1550131125 / 9781550131123 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
213 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w plates. "Exactly how the (Toronto) 'Telegram' came to feature Marilyn Bell's first-person, front-page account of her swim across Lake Ontario while she was under exclusive contract to the 'Toronto Star' continues to interest students of newspaper ethics to this day. But in the 1950s, as veteran newspaperman Val Sears recounts, shenanigans of this sort were commonplace. In their competition to build readership, newspapers resorted to extreme measures - even hiding crime victims - for the sake of an exclusive story. It was the age of the great newspaper wars and Val Sears was a frontline combatant. His rollicking account of the events that made the headlines, and the behind-the-scenes skirmishes among reporters battling for a scoop, is often hilarious, sometimes surprising, and occasionally tragic. Whether he is describing the bank-robbing Boyd Gang, whose repeated escapes from a Toronto prison inspired hysteria and ended in murder, the horrible devastation inflicted by Hurricane Hazel, or the miracle of the men who survived the collapse of the coal mine in Springhill, Nova Scotia, (he) demonstrates a marvellous wit and the skills of a gifted raconteur. Journalists in particular will be interested in Sears' view of how newspaper reporting has changed over the years: how stories were carefully 'built', or often stolen from other papers; how the role of the reporter has shifted, and how readers have also altered their expectations of their daily newspaper." Very minor edge wear at top/bottom of hinges. Dust jacket has very minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
13 Snow, Hank. With Jack Ownbey and Bob Burris. THE HANK SNOW STORY.
Urbana University of Illinois Press / Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame 1994 0252020898 / 9780252020896 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
555 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "(Traces Hank Snow's) life from humble beginnings, through his emergence as an entertainer in Canada, the United States, and throughout the world, to his stature as one of the most influential figures in country music today. But more than a rags-to-riches memoir, this book presents Hank's life and career in his own voice, with remarkable candor and incredible detail. It provides the first extensive look at the early development of country music in Canada, reveals the inner workings of the music industry (including Hank's vital and unsung role in launching Elvis Presley's career), frankly discusses the nonglamorous side of stardom, and offers the reflections of an outspoken artist who has been professionally involved with country music for nearly sixty years. Through Ernest Tubb's intercession, he made his debut on Nashville's Grand Ole Opry. Disheartened by the lack of audience response, Hank nearly abandoned his dream. Then he recorded a song he had written, 'I'm Movin' On'. It climbed to the top of the charts, staying at number one for twenty-nine weeks. More hits followed, and his life and career changed forever. Over the years, Hank has entertained servicepeople on military bases in Korea, Europe, and Vietnam. Remembering his own (difficult) childhood, he established the Hank Snow Foundation for the Prevention of Child Abuse. (He was) elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame and to the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame." Minor twist to spine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling otherwise clean and bright. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
14 Watts, Alan W. MYTH AND RITUAL IN CHRISTIANITY.
New York Vanguard Press Hard Cover Very Good Good- 
262 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w illustrations. "Professor Watts has approached his task of re-assessing and re-interpreting the Christian story with sincerity and great acumen. He makes it clear that its essential character can never be fully understood in terms of the 'reverent remembering of a past history', but only as the 're-living of a timeless truth'. This truth, he maintains, is 'much more profound than the mere facts which once happened' and invests the story with the 'tremendous dignity of myth'. For, for him, the word myth does not denote what is 'untrue' or 'unhistorical', but that 'complex of stories which human beings regards as demonstrations of the inner meaning of the universe and of human life'. Under the clear lens of his inquiring and acute mind, not only do we see how the complicated pattern of Christian ritual has evolved from events recorded in the Old and New Testaments, but much of the symbolism of other religions, much of the thought of philosophers and poets down the ages seem to fall miraculously into place within the overall scheme of things. Thus, we are presented not only with a penetrating analysis of the meaning of Christian symbolism, but also with a philosophy of life which will appeal to thinking men and women, both inside and outside the faith. This stimulating book is more likely to fire the imagination than a host of pious utterances by prelates or dogmatic assertions by those who are lacking in faith." Previous owner's name in ink on free front endpaper, minor browning to pages, light browning to edges of text block, light edge wear, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, inside rear hinge has a 1/2" split in the paper only. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light to moderate browning - mainly on spine and edges, small edge chips and tears, light soiling, some waviness on the spine (mostly visible on the inside surface) - protected in a removable mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 


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