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IN RUPERT'S LAND: MEMOIRS OF WALTER TRAILL., Atwood, Mae, editor.  (Walter Traill.)
1 Atwood, Mae, editor. (Walter Traill.) IN RUPERT'S LAND: MEMOIRS OF WALTER TRAILL.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1970 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 
232 pp, 8 3/4" H. Map endpapers. "Here is a lively and informative history of Walter J.S. Traill, youngest son of the famous Canadian pioneer settler, Catharine Parr Traill. Born in 1847, (he) left home - near Lakefield in Canada West - at 19 and set out for Prince Rupert's Land as a clerk with the Hudson's Bay Company, and this book is a collection of authentic writings compiled from his letters and journals by his nephew's wife. He tells of the day-to-day life of the Hudson's Bay clerks, of the hardships, the loneliness. The colonists are often hungry, and he recounts occasions when they ate sled dogs to prevent starvation. Traill presents a picture of the Riel rebellion, as he was for a time, a prisoner of Riel in Fort Garry and only released on condition that he left the territory Being a loyal Hudson's Bay man, he is strongly antagonistic to Louis Riel, but the rest of his writing reveals an objectivity and broadmindedness that is astonishing for the Victorian era." A couple of pages with tiny corner crease, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, some rubbing and soiling - mainly on rear panel, a few tiny edge chips and tears, very light browning at edges and on spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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
3 Feldt, Eric A. Foreword by General Douglas A. MacArthur. THE COAST WATCHERS.
Garden City, New York Nelson Doubleday 1979 Book Club Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Greg Beecham drawings. Maps by Alan McKnight. 
240 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w drawings, maps. "They watched and waited in nervewracking silence attack-ing only when stung. From treetops, from hostile beaches, from jungle camps, they saw it all and radioed what they saw - their network covering more than a half million square miles of island and ocean in the Japanese-held South Pacific. Hunted by enemy patrols, hounded by disease, starvation and sweltering heat, they risked torture and death from the heart of a Japanese-occupied tropical hell. Here are stories of incredible daring and brilliant leadership - of a hand-picked and highly unorthodox band of heroes who preferred the teeming jungle to the crowded regimentation of camp and office - told with gripping immediacy by the officer who led them. Follow the exploits of men like C.L. Page, the Australian planter whose reporting of the Japanese landing of Rabaul saved Allied lives, yet sealed his own fate - Lieutanant D.C. Horton, who hid 2,000 feet up on the mountainside overlooking the Japanese airfield at Munda and reported every aircraft that landed or took off - Blue Harris, a leader whose cool resourcefulness and legendary escapes were known throughout the islands." A few very faint tiny foxing marks on top of text block, light wrinkling and wear at bottom edge of spine, remainder spray on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, one tiny tear with old tape - two others archivally taped, very light browning to spine, light soiling and rubbing marks - mainly on rear panel, light remainder spray at bottom edge of flaps. 
Price: 15.00 USD
4 Finnie, Richard. Introduction by Diamond Jenness. LURE OF THE NORTH.
Philadelphia David McKay 1940 Hard Cover Good- 
227 pp, 10" H. Blue cloth with silver lettering/decoration on spine/front board. Map endpapers, b&w photographs. Contents: Introduction; Preface; Lure of the North; Herschel Island; Eastward with the 'Baychimo'; To Coronation Gulf; Ships That Pass in the Polar Night; Over the North Magnetic Pole; White Man's Igloo; Shipwreck in the Frozen North; Arctic Adventuress; Freeze-Up; Sled Trip; Krusenstern Chronicle; Black Magic in the White North; Arctic Christmas; Lost; Sun-Up; Social Service; Eggs and Airplanes; Among the Igloo Dwellers; Break-Up; Whither Our Eskimos?; Index. Wear and very small bump at bottom corners - light edge wear elsewhere, light fading to edges of boards and on spine, some fading to color on top of text block, light browning and light soiling on fore-edge and bottom of text block, very small area of color loss on rear board, 
Price: 15.00 USD
London Caxton 2002 1840671645 / 9781840671643 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
430 pp, 9 1/2" H. "(A) chronicle of shipping disasters during the last great war of the age of sail, based almost exclusively on the reporting of the time. Listed are some fifteen hundred ships, vessels naval and mercantile, of many nations whose tribulations were covered in the national and local newspapers as well as the specialist press like the 'Naval Chronicle'. These reports run the whole gamut of maritime tragedies - the bizarre, curious and quirky, as well as the familiar - and in all their inconsequential detail. Through the medium of the reporting of the time, what is here presented is a truly contemporary perspective of events, in itself a fascinating revelation of the mores and attitutudes of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Given the sheer number of craft lost at sea, it cannot be entirely exhaustive, but no other book contains so much non-technical information on the maritime disasters of the period 1793-1815." Creases at bottom edge of spine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, 1992, first edition. 
150 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0771042833 B&w illustrations by the author. "Taken south as a very small child from her Inuit-Eskimo parents in the Canadian Arctic - to save her life from tuberculosis - Elizabeth was one o f the children whose identity papers were lost. As a young teenager, she returns to the Arctic in search of her family and her own culture and language. She decides to stay on Nesak Island with a friendly Inuit-Eskimo family that includes U v i l u , a girl about her own age, and Poota, a somewhat older boy. Uvilu and Poota both speak some English, taught to them by an itinerant teacher who comes seasonally to give them school lessons. Days of near starvation, alleviated when th e g ir ls i n th e s mall settlement discover a way to go under the thick sea ice and collect clams; weeks of summer plenty that follow on the mainland, catching salmon, hunting caribou and geese, then celebrating with dance and song; a return cr os sin g t o t he is lan d tha t is nearly fatal as sea ice and storms close in on their frail boat - all are part of the life Elizabeth exciting story of one girl's search for her identity." Faint small watermark at bottom of front hi nge are a, l ight wr ink ling a t bo ttom of spine, minor edge rubbing. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, several very light dye marks on inside surface - probaly due to light dampness. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 1981, first edition. 
32 pp, 8vo (8 3/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0771042566 B&w illustrations by the author. "Since their father's death, it has been a starvation winter for Pitohok, his siste Upik, their mother, baby sister and grandfather. Frozen lake t rout that they find, with the help of a snow owl, provide their first food in three days. Though winter is nearly over, how can they survive when the fish is gone? Their only hope is a frozen caribou their grandfather had buried last fall , t h r e e d ays' walk away, because he was not strong enough to carry it. Pitohok and Upik must make the arduous journey to find the caribou. Using frozen caribou skin, with the remaining fish as cross supports, Grandfather fashions them a pri mi t iv e sl ed . Th en brother and sister set out on their perilous trek across the storm-swept tundra, sheltering at night in small igloos they build. The caribou is there, they load it on the sled and turn homeward - only to face a terrifying or dea l. A h uge ba rr en- ground grizzly bear, know as Long Claws, picks up their trail and follows them. Helped again by a great snow owl when they lose their way in an ice fog, the children are nearly home before the bear closes in. How can they fi ght him ? A nd y et t o gi ve up the caribou means certain death by starvation...." Minor edge wear. Dust jacket has very minor edge wear. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 1986, first edition. 
96 pp, 8vo (8 3/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0771042523 Beautifully illustrated throughout in b&w by the author. "Kungo's people - the Inuit on the coast in the Far North - are starving because the summer run of fish has failed them and the caribou herds have not returned. A hot-headed young Inuit hunter accuses the inland Indians of deliberately setting fires to prevent the caribou migration. Kungo journeys inland with the falcon bow and discovers the truth of the car i b o u ' s d i s appearance. The Indians are also starving, he finds. It is up to Kungo to prevent a bloody feud from breaking out between these neighboring peoples. With the help of his sister, Shulu, Kungo is able to explain to the Indians wh y th e fi sh h a ve n ot come up the river and to convince them that the Inuit, as well, have no food. In a dramatic and moving conclusion, Kungo and his sister manage to bring about a new understanding between the Inuit and Indians that results i n l as tin g p eac e. " Ver y s light bowing to boards, minor fading to top edge of boards. Very Good+/Near Fine 
Price: 12.50 USD
Vancouver University of British Columbia Press 1983 0774801441 / 9780774801447 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
330 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. "For profit more than fame the (fur) traders risked dangerous rapids in summer, starvation in winter, and hostile Indian tribes year round to discover new river routes 'westward of the mountains'. In pursuit of the Northwest Passage or a Great River to the West, successive expeditions were dispatched to the Far North by Sir George Simpson, the viceroylike governor of the Hudson's Bay Company. Exploration was profitable and necessary because more furs could be traded for fewer goods in the virgin lands where the white man had never been. The extraordinary achievements of the trader-adventurers - such men as Samuel Black, John Bell, and Robert Campbell - have been overlooked by previous historians because their way was so difficult and their successes so meager. Isolated at the end of 3,000 miles of canoe trails, in fierce competition with Russian and Indian traders, they always worked against the odds while at every turn the Bay Company withheld its support in order to conserve profits. This lively account of the unsung heroes of the Hudson's Bay Company provides new information about the traders who tested the mapmakers' misconceptions of the Far Northwest." Very light wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling at bottom of front panel and front flap. 
Price: 25.00 USD
FAMINE IN IRELAND AND WEST KERRY., Kavanagh, Gordon.  Signed.
10 Kavanagh, Gordon. Signed. FAMINE IN IRELAND AND WEST KERRY.
Self-published, n.p., 2003. 
152 pp, 8 1/4" H, soft cover. B&w map, photograph. SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE. "West Kerry was to experience equal, if not worse devastation (than Connacht and West Cork) during the Famine. Due to the remoteness of Dingle and the townlands w est of the town it received much less publicity. The reports that are available of what the people had to endure are horrific, indicating a district, which was to be completely neglected during a period of extreme suffering." From the Introductio n . Interior - tiny crease at top/bottom corner of approx first 25 pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - small crease at corners of front cover. Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
SIXTEEN YEARS IN THE INDIAN COUNTRY:  THE JOURNAL OF DANIEL WILLIAMS HARMON, 1800-1816., Lamb, W. Kaye, editor. (Daniel Williams Harmon.)
11 Lamb, W. Kaye, editor. (Daniel Williams Harmon.) SIXTEEN YEARS IN THE INDIAN COUNTRY: THE JOURNAL OF DANIEL WILLIAMS HARMON, 1800-1816.
Toronto Macmillan Company of Canada 1957 Hard Cover Good+ Good- Maps by C.C.J. Bond. 
277 pp, 8 3/4" H. Map endpapers, frontispiece, maps. "The Journal of Daniel Williams Harmon is one of the great basic documents of the fur trade and of Canadian exploration. In early corrupt versions it was printed several times but of recent years has become increasingly difficult to obtain. Here for the first time is the authentic text meticulously edited by a foremost authority on Canadiana. The journal begins on April 29, 1800, when Harmon shortly after his twenty-first birthday, 'under an engagement to the North West Coy.' left Lachine for the West in one of thirty canoes, all heavily laden with supplies and bound for the Company's central rendezvous and depot at Grand Portage on Lake Superior It ends on August 18, 1819, at Fort William with the entry: 'I have at length arrived at head quarters. In coming from New Caledonia to this place, which is a distance of at least three thousand miles, nothing uncommon has occurred. A few days hence, I shall leave this place to proceed to Canada. As I have already described the country between this, and Montreal, I shall here conclude my Journal.' Between these two entries are the observations of a man with a sharp and sympathetic eye and a gift for succinct description. His journal is a lively, often exciting, always informative, record of life in the wilderness." Previous owner's name, small fore-edge stain - migrates into first few pages, very light dust soiling on top of text block, light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light bumping to corners, tiny bump to top edge of front board. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear, small edge chips, old tape at top/bottom inside edges, fading to spine color and on panels at hinges two small faint cup-rings on front panel. 
Price: 40.00 USD
Toronto Doubleday Canada 1983 0385128126 / 9780385128124 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
362 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w photographs. "The devastating story of Cape Breton's miners and the strikes they launched against the companies that owned their homes, their possessions, and their churches. Canadians - and the rest of the world - will be shocked by accounts of police brutality and murder, mass demonstrations, rebellion, scandalous politicking, and most of all, desperate poverty and hunger. The miners had always been paid starvation wages by companies that held total monopolies of such towns as Glace Bay. The first time they launched a strike in 1905, soldiers were brought in and machine guns and barbed wire were set up around the mining communities. Credit was cut off from company stores (the only stores). Miners were evicted from company-owned houses (the only houses) in the middle of winter. The death toll was enormous. Strikes over the next fifteen years simply led to continued harrassment and eviction. At one time, the company was permitted, by government order, to employ hundreds of special police, mounted on horseback and supplied with guns and heavy sticks, to batter miners into submission. James Bryson McLachlan was the hero of the Cape Bretoners when he took up their cause and organized strikers and entered into negotiations with the companies. (This) is also his story - and the story of the beginnings of the labour movement for all of Canada." Small Christmas gift inscription on front free endpaper, a few tiny dents on bottom of text block, very light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light browning at edges, light rubbing/soiling on rear panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
Times Books, New York, 1979, second printing. 
278 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0812907388 B&w illustrations. "The epic story of how the Twentieth Air Force was built into the most advanced strategic weapon of World War II and the prototype for today's Strategic A ir Command is filled with action, heroic adventures, and technological triumphs. (This book) describes the expert teamwork which offset the tremendous obstacles facing General Henry ('Hap') Arnold, Chief of Army Air Corps, from the outset. T h e B - 2 9 had to be designed, built, tested, and proved in an impossibly short time. But perhaps the greatest enemy of all was geography: The men in General Curtis LeMay's command flew B-29s carrying their own fuel over the Himalayas from Indi a, w he r e th ey were based for operations over China, Southeast Asia, and ultimately, Japan. Replete with firsthand reports and anecdotes, here are accounts of air battles against suicidal Japanese pilots, and of political infighting. The cast of ch ara ct er s i ncl udes supporters such as FDR and General George Marshall, and such prominent wartime figures as Chennault, Stilwell, and Chiang Kai-shek. The author details LeMay's little-known, successful tactic that wiped out virtually e very maj or J apa nes e ci ty l ong before the A-bombs were dropped. (He) argues convincingly that LeMay's strategy made not only the American atom bombing of Japan unnecessary, but also the development and future use of nuclear weapons." Small s hallo w bum p at bott om e dge o f fro nt board. Dust jacket has two very small edge tears with creases - archivally taped, light rubbing, large corner crease on front flap, wrinkling and soft crease on spine. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 10.00 USD
AFTER THE BATTLE.  NUMBER 123: THE SIEGE OF LENINGRAD., Ramsey, Winston G., editor-in-chief.  Karel Margry, editor.
14 Ramsey, Winston G., editor-in-chief. Karel Margry, editor. AFTER THE BATTLE. NUMBER 123: THE SIEGE OF LENINGRAD.
London Battle of Britain International 2004 0306154X Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
55 pp, 11 5/8" H (magazine format). Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, maps, plans. Contents: The Siege of Leningrad; Preservation: How Churchill and Wren came to Missouri; United Kingdom: The Admiralty Citadel; It Happened Here: The Death of General Andrews. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - ghost sticker removal mark on front cover, small soft bump at top corner of front cover - migrates into adjacent pages. 
Price: 15.00 USD
WAR ON SARK: THE SECRET LETTERS OF JULIA TREMAYNE., Tremayne, Julia.  Introduction by Michael Beaumont, Seigneur of Sark.
15 Tremayne, Julia. Introduction by Michael Beaumont, Seigneur of Sark. WAR ON SARK: THE SECRET LETTERS OF JULIA TREMAYNE.
Webb & Bower, Exeter, 1981. 
208 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0906671418 B&w illustrations. "From 1 July 1940 to 14 May 1945 Julia Tremayne and the other inhabitants of the tiny Channel Island of Sark were cut off from the mainland of Britain by the German invasion and Occupation. Mrs. Tremayne's letters during this time to her daughter in England did not reach their destination until after the War. The letters were written at some risk and Mrs Tremayne was constantly urged to des t r o y t h em. Fortunately, they survived, to give a remarkable picture of conditions on the beleaguered Island, and remain a fascinating memorial to the courage and endurance of the Islanders." Two very small corner bumps, minor wrinkling at bo tt om o f s pi ne . Dust jacket has minor rubbing, some minor edge wrinkling. Very Good/Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD

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