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1 Berton, Pierre. THE INVASION OF CANADA, 1812-1813.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1980 0771012357 / 9780771012358 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ Inscribed By Author
363 pp, 9 3/4" H. Pictorial endpapers, maps/battle plans. Inscribed on title page: "Pierre Berton / To Leon with my best wishes / Aug '85". "To America's leaders in 1812, an invasion of Canada seemed the best way to bloody John Bull's nose. It would, as Thomas Jefferson confidently predicted, be 'a mere matter of marching'. How could a nation of eight million fail to subdue a struggling colony of 300,000? Yet, when the campaign of 1812 ended on the bloody banks of the River Raisin, the only Americans left on Canadian soil were prisoners of war. Three American armies had been forced to surrender, and the British were in control of all of Michigan Territory and much of Indiana and Ohio. Drawing on personal memoirs and diaries as well as official dispatches, the author has been able to get inside the characters of the men who fought the war - the common soldier as well as the generals. (C)owards and heroes, flawed generals and bumbling bureaucrats, traitors, loyalists, war profiteers, military incompetents and geniuses. (T)he War of 1812, or more properly the myth of the war, served to give the new settlers (of Upper Canada) a sense of community and set them on a different course from that of their neighbours. The Canadian way of life, says Berton, has its roots in the invasion of Canada." Light toning to fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling; two tiny edge tears archivally taped; light browning on spine, flap-folds, top 1" of panels and top edge of flaps; several tiny dents on front hinge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE POLAR PASSION:  THE QUEST FOR THE NORTH POLE.  WITH SELECTIONS FROM ARCTIC JOURNALS., Mowat, Farley.  (Thorgisl Orrabeinsfostri, Robert Bylot, William Baffin, Elisha Kent Kane, Charels Francis Hall, George Tyson, Adolphus Greely, Fridtjof Nansen, Frederick Cook.)
2 Mowat, Farley. (Thorgisl Orrabeinsfostri, Robert Bylot, William Baffin, Elisha Kent Kane, Charels Francis Hall, George Tyson, Adolphus Greely, Fridtjof Nansen, Frederick Cook.) THE POLAR PASSION: THE QUEST FOR THE NORTH POLE. WITH SELECTIONS FROM ARCTIC JOURNALS.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1967 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
303 pp, 12 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated with reproductions, drawings, maps, photographs. Contents: Foreword; The First Steps North: The Saga of Thorgisl Orrabeinsfostri c. 997 A.D.; The Bay of Disbelief: The Fifth Voyage of Robert Bylot and Wm. Baffin, 1616; A Moth to the Flame: Elisha Kent Kane, Arctic Explorations, 1853-55; Life on an Ice-Floe: Charles Francis Hall, Life Among the Esquimaux, 1865 / George Tyson, Wonderful Drift, 1871-73; Lieut. Greely Sees It Through: Adolphus Greely, Three Years of Arctic Service, 1881-84; The Inland Ice: Fridtjof Nansen, The First Crossing of Greenland, 1888; The Passion Quickens: A Survey - 1892-1906; The Top of the World: Frederick Cook, My Attainment of the Pole, 1907-08; Epilogue; Sources and Acknowledgements; Index. Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, two very tiny stains on top of text block, very light edge wear. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/creasing, a few small edge tears and chips - tears archivally taped, light fading to spine color, light rubbing a few small faint foxing marks on inside. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
THE STORY OF ISAAC BROCK (GENERAL SIR ISAAC BROCK, K.B.): HERO, DEFENDER AND SAVIOUR OF UPPER CANADA, 1812., Nursey, Walter R.
3 Nursey, Walter R. THE STORY OF ISAAC BROCK (GENERAL SIR ISAAC BROCK, K.B.): HERO, DEFENDER AND SAVIOUR OF UPPER CANADA, 1812.
McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, (1923), 4th edition, enlarged and revised. 
237 pp, small 8vo (7 3/4" H), hard cover (dark blue cloth with gold lettering and decoration on spine and front board, color pastedown on front board), in dust jacket. Color frontispiece, 23 additional b&w and color plates (not including duplicates - see below), b&w 'Plan of the Battle of Queenston'. "....deals with Brock's boyhood in Guernsey, his school days, his military career prior to coming to Canada, and very fully with his career as Major-General and Governor of Upper Canad a . " D u e t o a printing/binding error, pages 177-184 and 185-192 (including two plates) have been duplicated. All pages and plates are present. Areas of light browning/foxing on endpapers, small light foxing mark on title page, several plates h av e l ig ht w a vi ness and or very light tiny foxing marks at top 1/4 of page, a few text pages with very light small foxing marks, very light browing and very tiny foxing marks on edges of textblock, very light wrinkle at top of spine. Dust ja cke t ha s fe w v ery s mal l rears and chips, light soiling and rubbing, a few tiny foxing marks, light edge wear/wrinkling, slight darkening to spine and flap-folds and some edges. G/G 
Price: 50.00 USD
 


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