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1 THE POST-OFFICE ANNUAL DIRECTORY FOR 1836-37: CONTAINING AN ALPHABETICAL LIST OF THE MERCHANTS, TRADERS, MANUFACTURERS, AND PRINCIPAL INHABITANTS: AND A SECOND LIST OF THE NAMES OF MERCHANTS, MANUFACTURERS AND TRADERS, IN GLASGOW AND SUBURBS.
Glasgow John Graham (For the Letter-Carriers of the Post-Office) 1836 Half-Leather Good- 
xv, 341, 118 pp, 7 1/8" H. Brown leather spine and corners, marbled paper-covered boards, black leather title label on spine with gilt lettering, additional gilt date and decoration, blindstamped design. Small label at top of front pastedown: "J. Carss & Co., Bookbinders, 31, Argyle Street, Glasgow." Title page continues: "Classed and Arranged Under Each Distinct Head of Trade or Profession: With a Street Directory: and An Appendix Containing many Useful Lists. Ninth Publication." The first section (xv pp) consists of a Calendar (July, 1836 to December, 1837); Stamp Duties; Index. The second section (341 pp) contains Alphabetical List of Streets, Squares, Places &c. With a Reference to their Situation; Letter Carriers; Glasgow Post-Office Directory (arranged by name); Glasgow Post-Office Directory, Arranged by Profession. The final section (118 pp) is an Appendix of additional information, including: Postages; Foreign Post Towns; English Post-Towns; Penny-Posts in England; Irish Post-Towns; Penny-Posts in Ireland; Scotch Post Towns; Penny-Posts in Scotland; Magistrates, &c.; Hackney Coaches; Porters; Agents for Traders; Harbour Dues; Carriers' Quarters; Messengers at Arms; Tide Tables, etc., etc. Two small ink stains on page 275, inside hinges are a little weak but holding well, moderate staining to edges of endpapers from leather binding - migrates into several adjacent pages, small number in ink on front free endpaper, browning/darkening to edges of text block, wear to marbled boards and leather, staining on hinges. Book is protected in a stiff mylar sleeve. 
Price: 125.00 USD
 
 
2 Armstrong, G.H. THE ORIGIN AND MEANING OF PLACE NAMES IN CANADA.
Macmillan of Canada, Toronto, (1972), reprint. 
312 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. "From a lifetime of careful and painstaking research G.H. Armstrong has selected the names of hundreds of Canadian cities, towns, rivers and lakes and provided an authoritative and helpful reference guide to their origin and meaning. Arranged alphabetically, each entry tells how the name was derived, what it means, and other details which provide a fascinating glimpse into Canadian history." 'Discard' stamp on titile page and on free, labels, etc., light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear, tiny tears/creases at top of spine/front hinge area, tiny chips at top of flap-folds, light browning along top edge. VG/VG- 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
3 Baird, John D. FIFTEEN YEARS IN THE HAWKEN LODE.
Gun Room Press, Highland Park, N.J., 1976, 3rd printing. 
120 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0882270117 B&w photographs, reproductions, drawings. Contents: By Way of Beginning; Double Guns of the Mountain Frontier; The Famous Hawken Stamp; Round Balls & Flat Jacks; Fort Clark, Trad ing Post to the Mandan; And Then Came Dinglehoofer; Shame on You, Mr. Carmichael; Fur Traders on the Waddapaw Menesotor; The Old West, As Seen by Today's Artists; Plain & Fancy; Hawkens at 130 Paces; Modern Hawken Replicas; So You Want A Mu z z l e l o a d e r; The Rifle That Could Have Been; A Hawken Returns to The Mountains; Hawken Replicas, or Fake Hawkens?; Making Meat: Mountain Man Style; Mountain Mulies & Mountain Rifles; Brickbats & Roses; The Hawken Bug. Previous owner's small s ta mp o n fr on t pa stedown, small bookstore label on rear pastedown, minor bump to top corner of textblock, small bump to top corner of both boards, minor wrinkling at top of spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light rub bin g, lig ht wr ink lin g at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, three tiny dints on front hinge, two tiny edge tears. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 52.50 USD
 
 
CORNELIUS KRIEGHOFF:  PIONEER PAINTER OF NORTH AMERICA., Barbeau, Marius.
4 Barbeau, Marius. CORNELIUS KRIEGHOFF: PIONEER PAINTER OF NORTH AMERICA.
Toronto Macmillan Company of Canada 1934 First Edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket Cornelius Krieghoff. 
152 pp, 9 3/4" H. Red cloth with silver lettering on spine and front board. Colour and b&w plates. The 'First Part' consists of a short biography of the artist. 'Second Part': Chronological List (of Kriefghoff's dated pictures); Notes and Information; "Catalogue Raisonne" - French Canada; Bourgeois and Sportsmen of Montreal and Quebec (1847-1871); Canadian Indians; Miscellanea - Nude, Still Life, Copies, Illustrations, Lists. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown, browning to edges of text block with tiny foxing marks on bottom, spine is heavily sun faded - tiltle is legible, small liquid mark on front board, faint foxing and fading on boards, very small dent on top edge of rear board, very light wear and slight bump to corners. Interior is clean. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
MACKENZIE, SELKIRK, SIMPSON., Bryce, George, Rev.
5 Bryce, George, Rev. MACKENZIE, SELKIRK, SIMPSON.
Toronto Morang 1905 Edition de Luxe. Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket Signed by publisher.
305 pp, 9 1/2" H. Beige cloth with paper title label on spine (a duplicate label laid in at the last page at time of publication could be used to 'freshen' the book's appearance), top edge gilt. A volume from the "Edition De Luxe" (limited to four hundred sets - this being from set 47, so numbered) of The Makers of Canada series - signed by the publisher, George Morang, on the limitation page. Three b&w tissue-covered portraits, including frontispiece. Contents: Sir Alexander Mackenzie (Struggle of the Fur Companies / The Young Trader / Fort Chipewyan / A Dash to the Arctic Sea / The Ascent of the Great River / A Wider Horizon / Winter on Peace River / Over the Great Divide / First to the Pacific and Return / Fame Achieved and the Ebbing Tide / The Great Explorer's Impulse); Lord Selkirk (A Youthful Philosopher / First Experiments in Emigration / A Dream of Empire / The Colony Begun / Red River Occupied / Angry Passions / Bloodshed / An Expedition of Rescue / Worry and Disaster / The Shadows Fall); Sir George Simpson (Dark Days and the Man for the Time / The Men He Led / The Domain of an Emperor / As Civil Ruler / A Journey Round the World / In His Letters / Before the Imperial Parliament / Canada's Debt to the Fur Companies); Index. Small soft bump at top corner of pages 200 to end of book, small area of foxing on rear endpapers, some toning to edges of text block and small foxing mark on bottom of text block, slight darkening to spine and light browning/darkening to spine paper label, minor edge wear, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
6 Bryce, George. A SHORT HISTORY OF THE CANADIAN PEOPLE. NEW AND REVISED EDITION.
William Briggs, Toronto, 1914, new and revised edition. 
621 pp, 8vo, hard cover (red boards, gold lettering/decoration on spine and front board, top edge gilt) - no dust jacket. Color frontispiece, b&w plates. Chapters: The Great New World; The Canadian Dominion; The Canadian Indians; The French Colonization of New France; The French Regime in Canada and Acadia; Britain in America; The Loyalist Settlement of Canada; The King's Country - A Land of Desire (1796-1817); The Remote Kingdom of the Fur-Traders; The Making of Canada (1817-1836 ); The Rebellions and the New Consitution; Progress in Provincial Life; Two Decades Under Confederation (1867-1887); Canada's Greatest Quarter-Century (1888-1913); Appendices. Interior - light browning to pages, small light foxing mark on preliminaries, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light wrinkling at top of spine, light fading to spine color, tiny dint on bottom edge of front board, two tiny ink marks on fore-edge of textblock. VG - 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
7 Campbell, Susan. FORT WILLIAM: LIVING AND WORKING AT THE POST.
Thunder Bay Old Fort William / Ontario Ministry of Culture and Recreation 1980 0774311029 / 9780774311021 Second Impression. Soft Cover Very Good 
123 pp, 11" H. B&w photographs, reproductions, maps, tables. One of a series of publications concerning the excavation and research into the 19th century fur trading post on Lake Superior at Thunder Bay. Contents: Illustrations; Tables; Foreword; Acknowledgements; Introduction (The Nature of Historical Data / Additional Limitations / An Operating Framework); The Climate of the Times (Early French Traders / The North West Company / Fort William / After 1821); People and the Fur Trade (Fort William's Role / Management / Labour / Indians); Season to Season (Spring / Summer / Autumn / Winter / As the Need Arose); From Day to Day (Conflicts / Bousing / Accidents, Illness and Death / Famine / Natural Calamities); Some Thoughts / References. Interior - small faint ghost sticker mark at top of first page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, tiny corner creases on front cover. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
ANTEROS QUARTET.  1. THE FAR KINGDOMS.  2. THE WARRIOR'S TALE.  3. KINGDOMS OF THE NIGHT.  4. THE WARRIOR RETURNS.  (THE FAR KINGDOMS SERIES).  4 VOLUME SET., Cole, Allan and Bunch, Chris.
8 Cole, Allan and Bunch, Chris. ANTEROS QUARTET. 1. THE FAR KINGDOMS. 2. THE WARRIOR'S TALE. 3. KINGDOMS OF THE NIGHT. 4. THE WARRIOR RETURNS. (THE FAR KINGDOMS SERIES). 4 VOLUME SET.
New York Del Rey / Ballantine Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good+ Cover art by Keith Parkinson (1&2) and Gnemo (3&4). 
Four volume set, 6 7/8" H. 1. The Far Kingdoms - 439 pp, 1994 1st printing, ISBN 0345380568 - "a place of bright sunlight and magic, where wine and song were always sweet, every purse was fat with gold, and every heart at ease. (It was) said to lie in the distant east, across the straits of the Narrow Sea, beyond the benighted Pepper Coast, in uncharted territory. Young, pampered Amalric Antero cared only for real places and possible dreams. But then he meet Janos Greycloak, a dashing soldier who dabbled in forbidden magic and who carried on him proof of riches and mysteries beyond imagination. And suddenly Amalric found himself setting out on the adventure of a lifetime, a daring and perilous quest through unknown lands peopled by nightmares, to seek the ultimate in fables." 2. The Warrior's Tale - 471 pp, 1995 3rd printing, ISBN 0345387341 - Captain Rali Emilie Antero came from an illustrious family of traders, wizards, and adventurers. But Rali cared little for magic, and even less for journeying. She was a soldier, captain of the elite Maranon Guard, staunch defenders of the magestic city of Orissa. But her family legacy was about to catch up with her. For the Guard's latest mission was sheer suicide: a sea-going odyssey in search of an evil master wizard - the last Archon of Lycanth - who had fled with an secret doomsday spell that could destroy all of civilization. It would be Rali's greatest challenge: a desperate pursuit, raging across the great Western Sea to the fire reefs that marked the end of the world - and beyond, to places unmarked even in legend." 3. Kingdoms of the Night - 436 pp, 1996 first printing, ISBN 0345387325 - "Ever since Amalric Antero returned from the legendary Far Kingdoms, bringing with him magic and riches, the people of Orissa believed they lived in a golden age. Even Amalric did not suspect the truth: that dark forces from another world threatened his beloved city. Then a beautiful stranger arrived claiming to be the great-granddaughter of Janos Greycloak, master-wizard and betrayer of Amalric's youth. And Amalric learned that the idyllic lands he had thought were the Far Kingdoms were not - and that the real Far Kingdoms, The Kingdoms of the Night, were all that stood between civilization and unimaginably evil powers from another world. But now the strength of the Kingdoms was flagging. Only someone with a stout heart and a legacy of magic flowing through his veins - someone like Amalric Antero - could hope to unravel the secrets of the Old Ones and lock the door between realities once and for all. And so Amalric set out, with little more than his wits and the magic of another Greycloak, to find the Kingdoms of the Night." 4. The Warrior Returns - 440 pp, 1997 1st printing, ISBN 0345413121 - "All of Orissa believed that Rali Emilie Antero, legendary warrior and sorceress extraordinaire, was dead, lost at sea during some grand adventure gone wrong. In fact, Rali was not dead, but left entombed in ice to dream for eternity - until a goddess needed her for one last quest. Novari, a beautiful succubus intent on achieving ultimate power, had swept the world by storm. All the Anteros has been assassinated - save one: a golden, magical child named Emilie. Novari had succeeded in taking Orissa. Now she had only to seize little Emilie, as well. She never counted on the return of Rali Antero - ." Interiors - vol. 4 has a bookstore stamp on first page, otherwise clean and tght with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - very light edge wear - vol. 1 has a 1/2" scuff at top of front hinge, vol. 1 has a small date stamp on bottom of text block, vol. 2 has a few faint creases on the spine and a light spine lean. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
9 Craig, Martha. With contributions by A.W. Peart & W.F.W. Fisher, Geo. E. Fisher, C.C. James, Thomas Hood, David Sinclair, J.J. Barker, W.A. Emory, O.T. Springer, H.H. Hurd, et al. THE GARDEN OF CANADA: BURLINGTON, OAKVILLE AND DISTRICT.
Facsimile Reprint Hard Cover Very Good - 
96 pp, 9 1/4" H. Black cloth with gold lettering on front board. A facsimile reprint of the William Briggs, Toronto, 1902 edition. B&w photographs of farms, fruit picking, residences, churches, businesses, residents, etc.. Contents: The Garden of Canada; Burlington District; Officers of the Burlington Fruit-Growers Association; Burlington Horticultural Association; The Burlington Fruit Experiment Station; "By Their Fruits Ye Shall Know Them"; Geo. Fisher, Esq.; "Shady Cottage" Dairy and Fruit Farm; "Bonnie Place" Fruit Farm; C.F. Coleman: House and Sign Painter, Paper Hanger, Decorator and Grainer; The Hotel Brant and Annex; Burlington's Up-to-date Planing Mill and Lumber Yard; Burlington Box, Barrel and Basket Works; U.E. Loyalists: The Families Ghent and Davis; Lumber Yard and Planing Mill Owned by Mr. John Kentner; "Maple Lodge", Residence of W. Ghent, Esq.; Greengill Stock Farm; Facts Relating to "The Poplars"; Ontario Orchards; O.T. Springer, Esq., Burlington: Prominent Fruit-Grower; The Traders Bank of Canada; Grey Stone Villa; Clovelly Summer Cottages; Crown Farm; Burlington Plains; Burlington Public Library; Maplehurst, Residence of Godwin Bros.; Mr. William McCabe, LL.B., F.I.A.; Bronte Villa Farms and Orchards; Lakehurst Sanitarium; plus advertisements for properties for sale. Small to medium crease at bottom corner of pages 83 to 94, tiny corner crease on rear board, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, spine is very slightly twisted, a few very small rub marks on boards - mainly on rear board. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
ALBERTA HISTORY.  VOLUME 25, NUMBERS 2-4 (SPRING/SUMMER/AUTUMN 1977), VOLUME 26, NUMBERS 1-4 (WINTER/SPRING/SUMMER/AUTUMN 1978), VOLUME 27, NUMBERS 1 & 2 (WINTER/SPRING 1979), VOLUME 28, NUMBER 1 (WINTER 1980).  10 NUMBERS IN TOTAL., Dempsey, Hugh A., Editor.  Donald B. Smith, J.W. Chalmers, L.J. Wilson, D.J. Hall, C.E.D. Wood, john Liss, W.T. Williamson, Elise A. Corbet, Tom M. Henson, Terry L. Chapman, Rolf, T. Lund, Colin A. Thomson, Eric, J. Holmgren, Anne B. Woywitka, et al.
10 Dempsey, Hugh A., Editor. Donald B. Smith, J.W. Chalmers, L.J. Wilson, D.J. Hall, C.E.D. Wood, john Liss, W.T. Williamson, Elise A. Corbet, Tom M. Henson, Terry L. Chapman, Rolf, T. Lund, Colin A. Thomson, Eric, J. Holmgren, Anne B. Woywitka, et al. ALBERTA HISTORY. VOLUME 25, NUMBERS 2-4 (SPRING/SUMMER/AUTUMN 1977), VOLUME 26, NUMBERS 1-4 (WINTER/SPRING/SUMMER/AUTUMN 1978), VOLUME 27, NUMBERS 1 & 2 (WINTER/SPRING 1979), VOLUME 28, NUMBER 1 (WINTER 1980). 10 NUMBERS IN TOTAL.
Calgary, Alberta Historical Society of Alberta Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
10 numbers of Alberta History, running from Spring 1977 to Spring 1979 plus Winter 1980, 10" H, each 40 pp. Colour pictorial covers, b&w photographs, drawings, maps, political cartoons. Articles cover: Half-Breed Commission; 1919 Royal Visit; Treaty No. 6; Road to Banff, 1890; Tom Kerr; Ku Klux Klan; Early Eugenics Movement; Skiing in Banff; Black Immigration; High Level Bridge; Women in Labour Movement; Railway to Athabasca; Bobtail Land Surrender; Edmonton Theatres; Arthur Evans; Stocking the Canadian Range; Elliott Galt Letters; Chivaree; Alberta Field Force; George Chipman; Buffalo Bone Industry; Ella Hartt, Photographer; Labouring on the Railroad; Killing a Wetigo; Calgary Land Reservation; To the Red Deer River; etc. Interior - Spring 1979 has a small stain at bottom edge of twp pages otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - six books with light fading and/or light browning on spine/rearhinge area - two books with moderate fading in same area, very light to light rubbing/soiling - mostly on rear covers, minor edge wear, a few soft wrinkles on some covers, Summer and Autumn 1978 have a slight bump at top corner. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
11 Downie, Mary Allice, Hamilton, Mary, selected and introduced by. Illustrations by E.J. Revell. 'AND SOME BROUGHT FLOWERS': PLANTS IN A NEW WORLD.
University of Toronto Press, Toronto, (1980). 
164 pp, large 8vo (10 1/4"), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0802023630 70 watercolors by E.J. Revell. "In seventy exquisite watercolours E.J. Revell has captured the beauty of plants found by early travellers in North America - from Ash to Winte rgreen, Bittersweet to Wappatoo, the common Bedstraw and the uncommon Camass, the edible Fiddlehead and the ubiquitous Dandelion. Accompanying each painting are quotations from a variety of explorers and settlers, describing the plants an d r e f l e c t i ng the practical, aesthetic, and botanic interests of newcomers in different parts of the country...The result is an intriguing mixture of native knowledge and frontier wisdom which provides a picture of life in a new land..." Du st ja ck et h as s om e darkening to panels and edges, minor edge wrinkling. NF/VG+ 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
WHEN THE WHALERS WERE UP NORTH:  INUIT MEMORIES FROM THE EASTERN ARCTIC., Eber, Dorothy Harley.
12 Eber, Dorothy Harley. WHEN THE WHALERS WERE UP NORTH: INUIT MEMORIES FROM THE EASTERN ARCTIC.
Kingston McGill-Queen's University Press 1989 0773507027 / 9780773507029 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
187 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). Map endpapers, b&w and colour photographs, reproductions. "During the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, whaling vessels from Britain and America plied their trade in great numbers in the waters off the Eastern Arctic of North America. The heyday of whaling has, until now, been documented solely from the perspective of the whalers, never from the viewpoint of the Inuit, whose lives were touched - and sometimes destroyed - by their presence. Here, finally, is a rich view from the perspective of the Inuit, who welcomed the whalers and served on their crews. The author tells a story drawn from oral memories, a story which will soon disappear with the last Inuit generation to have seen the whalers. Illuminated by a remarkable collection of drawings, photographs, and illustrations, many in full colour, tales are told of when the whalers first appeared on the north-east coast of Baffin Island, how they set upland stations in the whale-rich waters of Cumberland Sound, and how they eventually pushed on into Hudson Bay. During this time the Inuit not only fed and clothed the whalers, they hunted with them, adding to the whalers' wealth. Our understanding of change in Inuit life is often linked to the fur traders, who arrived in the North fifty years after the arrival of the whalers. In truth it is the Inuit's close contact with the foreign world of the whalers which maked the beginning of a change in previously undisturbed Inuit culture and tradition." Minor edge wear. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ADVENTURERS IN THE WEST: HENRY ROSS HALPIN, FUR TRADER AND INDIAN AGENT., Elliott, David R.  Foreword by Dr. Richard J. Preston.
13 Elliott, David R. Foreword by Dr. Richard J. Preston. ADVENTURERS IN THE WEST: HENRY ROSS HALPIN, FUR TRADER AND INDIAN AGENT.
Toronto Natural Heritage / Dundurn 2008 1550028030 / 9781550028034 First Edition Soft Cover Near Fine 
239 pp, 9" H. B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. "In 1872, Irish-born, seventeen-year-old Henry Ross Halpin arrived in Fort Garry, Manitoba, to take up a position with the Hudson's Bay Company. His career took him from the shores of Hudson Bay, across the plains, and to the headwaters of the Mackenzie River. Throughout his life, he immersed himself in learning the traditions and culture of Canada's Native Peoples and ultimately became an Indian agent. At his death in 1930, he was described as 'one of the best acquainted with Indian tradition and legend in the west'. Halpin was catapulted onto the historical stage in 1885, being captured by rebel Cree and serving as a secretary/negotiator for Big Bear, the non-rebel Cree chief at the siege of Fort Pitt. Born into a family of journalists, he was a great storyteller and astute observer. His memoirs of his life in the fur trade and of his captivity, combined with his correspondence and annual reports to the Department of Indian Affairs, offer a rare glimpse of life during these turbulent times of change in the West." Inside - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear, otherwise clean and bright. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
14 Gaetz, Annie L. THE PARK COUNTRY: A HISTORY OF RED DEER AND DISTRICT. (ALBERTA)
Canada Self-published 1948 First Edition Hard Cover Fair Poor Signed by Author
173 pp, 8 3/8" H. Signed by author on front free endpaper. A local history of Red Deer, Alberta, and district with much information on early settlers, ranch life, Indians, the Hudson's Bay trading post, etc. Old tape residue on endpapers, small ink stain in margin of page 68, small light stain in margin of page 141, moderate to heavy edge wear, light staining to boards, book slightly cocked, light browning and small/tiny light stains to edges of text block. Dust jacket has old taped repairs - heavy edge creasing, small edge chips and tears, small holes on spine, old tape residue, soiling and rubbing, crease down panels near hinge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
15 Gilpin, John F. Picture research by John E. McIsaac. "Partners in Progress" by Stanley Arthur Williams. EDMONTON: GATEWAY TO THE NORTH. AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY.
Windsor, n.p., (1984), Ist edition. 
320 pp, 11 1/4" H, hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with b&w and color photographs, reproductions, maps. "In this lavishly illustrated, comprehensive history of Edmonton, John F. Gilpin's expertly written text combines with a stunning assemblage of images to produce a significant and beautiful chronicle of Alberta's queen city." Tiny corner bumps, slight soiling to bottom edge of boards. Light creasing at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing, light edge wrinkling, one very small closed tear. VG/VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
MURDER AMONG GENTLEMEN:  A HISTORY OF DUELLING IN CANADA., Halliday, Hugh A.
16 Halliday, Hugh A. MURDER AMONG GENTLEMEN: A HISTORY OF DUELLING IN CANADA.
Toronto Robin Brass 1999 1896941095 / 9781896941097 First Edition Soft Cover Fine 
198 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). B&w illustrations. "The formal duel, with its elaborate ritual and code of conduct, was once considered the 'honourable' way for self-styled gentlemen to settle disputes involving character and integrity. The law made no special provisions for duelling - the winner in a fatal contest was a murderer. But the prevailling sentiment that a duel was 'fair', and the fact that upper-crust combatants in the thinly populated 19th-century Canada were well-connected with the judiciary, meant that duellists usually escaped with little or no punishment. What is surprising is that so many came from the ranks of those whose job it was to uphold the law - lawyers, judges and politicians, including at least two future Fathers of Confederation and several chief justices. Hugh Halliday not only describes some of the most interesting duels that took place in Canada but looks at duelling in light of our human tendency to ritualize conflicts with codes of acceptable and unacceptable practice. He also examines the steps that often led to a duel, including the public 'posting' of allegations, or insults, that was frequently a part of the process." Appendix: The Irish Duelling Code. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 14.00 USD
 
 
NARRATIVE OF THE CANADIAN RED RIVER EXPLORING EXPEDITION OF 1857 AND OF THE ASSINNIBOINE AND SASKATCHEWAN EXPLORING EXPEDITION OF 1858.  TWO VOLUMES IN ONE., Hind, Henry Youle.  Introduction to the new edition by Roy St. George Stubbs.
17 Hind, Henry Youle. Introduction to the new edition by Roy St. George Stubbs. NARRATIVE OF THE CANADIAN RED RIVER EXPLORING EXPEDITION OF 1857 AND OF THE ASSINNIBOINE AND SASKATCHEWAN EXPLORING EXPEDITION OF 1858. TWO VOLUMES IN ONE.
Charles E. Tuttle, Rutland, Vermont, 1971, new edition. 
494 pp + 472 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover (bright red cloth with black title block and gold lettering on spine), in dust jacket. ISBN 0804810095 Color plates, b&w engravings, maps (some fold-out) - collated. "As late as 1857, the vast territory of the Canadian northwest was unknown to all but a handful of fur traders. Yet the determination of the Hudson's Bay Company to maintain its enormous fur preserve was being challenged by the persistant advance of settlement. Anticipatin g t h e t e r m ination of the Company's license in 1859 and curious about the suitability of the territory for general settlement, both the Imperial and the Canadian governments commissioned expeditions in 1857 to explore and report on the area. A n I ri sh - bo rn a rm y officer, Captain John Palliser, headed the British expedition; the moving spirit of the Canadian party was Henry Youle Hind. Hind's energy and zeal for the project lead his expedition on a thorough exploration of the R ed Ri ver an d l at er, of th e A ssiniboine and Saskatchewan Rivers as well. First hand observation of the success of even limited farming in these areas convinced Hind that the prairies were capable of absorbing many thousands of settlers and of pro vidi ng t hem wit h a good liv ing. He wrote enthusiastically of the potentialities of western agriculture, envisaging a transportation system, either wagon road or railroad, from Lake of the Woods to the Rockies that would enjoy the advan tag e of bein g fed by an a gric ultur al po pulat ion from one extremity to the other. Substantail parts of this work made their first appearance as parliamentary papers in 1857. Hind's optimistic reports outweighed the less enthusiastic findin gs o f Pal liser and ul tima tely influ enced the Im perial government to refuse the renewal of the Hudson's Bay Company's license two years later. Hind's 'Narrative', factual and objective, yet enlivened by incidents of personal experience, is fo remos t a do cument of ext raord inary visio n and foresig ht and remains today a minor classic." Previous owners small stamp on front pastedown, very light soiling and a few scattered tiny foxing marks on edges of textblock, slight darkening to edges of boar ds. Dus t jacket is pr ice cl ipped, has ve ry light edge w ear, light edge wrinkling, moderate rubbing on rear panel, 1/2" scuff mark at bottom of spine causing color loss. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 72.50 USD
 
 
FRENCH CANADA AND THE ST. LAWRENCE: HISTORIC, PICTURESQUE AND DESCRIPTIVE., Hopkins, J. Castell.  Introduction by Cameron Nish.
18 Hopkins, J. Castell. Introduction by Cameron Nish. FRENCH CANADA AND THE ST. LAWRENCE: HISTORIC, PICTURESQUE AND DESCRIPTIVE.
Toronto Coles 1974 Facsimile Edition. Hard Cover Fine Very Good 
431 pp, 8 5/8" H. Burgundy cloth with gilt lettering/banding on spine and front board - one of the Coles Canadian Collection.B&w illustrations. A facsimile of the edition published by John Winston Co., Philadelphia, 1913 - with a new introduction for the Coles Canadiana Collection. "After establishing the physical setting of French Canada and its natural splendor, Hopkins examines and describes the types - religious, social, psychological - who were responsible for the creation of French Canada, and French Canadian society. As themes, Hopkins emphsizes the discoverers Cartier and Champlain, the explorers - fur traders Lasalle, and LaVerendrye, the roles of the Church, the martyrs, the early government administrators. Hopkins' views and sentiments reflected the philosophies of many of his contemporaries, including John A. Macdonald, Wilfrid Laurier and Sir Thomas Chapais. Despite the strong and steady current of Imperial sentiment prevailing, an incipient Canadian nationalism was emerging, fostered by the creation of national heroes, villains and saints." Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light wrinkling/rubbing at bottom of rear hinge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
19 James, William C. A FUR TRADER'S PHOTOGRAPHS: A.A. CHESTERFIELD IN THE DISTRICT OF UNGAVA, 1901-4.
Kingston McGill - Queen's University Press 1985 0773505938 / 9780773505933 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- A.A. Chesterfield, photographer. 
113 pp, oblong (9 1/4" H x 11" D). B&w photographs. "(P)resents the most significant images from a previously unresearched collection of early twentieth-century photographs. The photographer, A.A. Chesterfield, spent most of his working life as a professional photographer, a field in which he achiev-ed a national reputation. But between 1901 & 1904 he was employed as a fur trader with the Hudson's Bay Company, and his most significant camera work comes from this period. The only white man at the company's northernmost posts (Great Whale River and Fort George), he lived and worked with the Cree and Inuit. The photographs he took during this period are remarkable in their combination of technical skill, visual appeal, and documentary and historical significance. (He) recorded the effects of post life upon the Cree and Inuit, and showed how the white agents of the church and fur trade made use of native implements, clothing, and transportation. Recognizing the threat to native ways of life posed by the white man's advancing civilization, he photographed the native people's dress, their everyday activities, the details that define a culture. The text provides a detailed framework in which to understand the photographs. James describes Chesterfield's life, the region, the people he photo-graphed, the role of the Hudson's Bay Company, the documentary significance of the activities depict-ed in the photographs, and the relationship between these and other extant photos of that region and era." Minor twist to spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear - mainly at top/bottom of hinges and flap-folds, light edge wrinkling, light rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
SPITZEE ANOTA., King, D.R.
20 King, D.R. SPITZEE ANOTA.
Longmans, Green, Toronto, (1957), first edition. 
252 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "Here's an exciting sequel to 'Sukanabi', D.R. King's popular story of fur traders and Indians. Reunited with his family in Fort Edmonton, young Ted MacDonnell quickly makes a name for himself as a hunter and rifle shot. But he does not stay long in the fort. His father plans to return as a settler to the Spitzee Anota - the country around the Spitzee River - where once he traded with the Indians; and Ted goes ahead to reconnoitre..." Whiskey traders, capture by hostile Blackfeet, a prairie fire, living with the tribe of his friend White Calf and the arrival on the scene of the Mounted Police all figure in the adventures Ted experiences in the Assiniboia region. Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny soft crease at top corner of approx. page 80 to page 180, very small bump to top corners of boards. Dust jacket has small tears at top of spine and flap-folds, tiny chips at bottom of spine and flap-folds, light edge wear/wrinkling, 1/2"x1/4" piece missing at bottom edge of rear panel, light rubbing, very light edge browning, corner crease on rear flap, front panel illustration is bright and complete. VG/G+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
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