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1 Bourinot, J.G. THE STORY OF CANADA.
Toronto Copp, Clark 1896 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - No Jacket Inscribed By Author
463 pp, 7 3/4" H. Decorated green boards. A volume from The Story of the Nations series. Inscribed on front free endpaper: "T. Tait Esq. / with the best wishes of the author, / J.G. Bourinot / Ottawa, / 29th Dec 1886." B&w illustrations - photographs, reproductions, drawings, maps - some fold-out. Book is lightly cracked at two places - pages firmly held, small printing ink mark in bottom margin of pages 344 & 345, light edge wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight bump at corners, two light scuff marks on front board, light browning to edges of text block. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
TBF/TBM AVENGER.  WARBIRD PROFILE NO.2., Gallemi, Francis.  Cover art by Robert Taylor.
2 Gallemi, Francis. Cover art by Robert Taylor. TBF/TBM AVENGER. WARBIRD PROFILE NO.2.
Aries, Vaudreuil, Quebec, 1996. 
40 pp, oblong (8 1/2" H x 11" D) soft cover (stapled in wraps). ISBN 0969857810 B&w and color photographs, b&w drawings/diagrams/plans. A close-up look at the Avenger, with lots of interior views and other details. Of particular interest to mode llers. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor wear at top/bottom of spine. Very Good+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
WOLFE AT QUEBEC., Hibbert, Christopher.
3 Hibbert, Christopher. WOLFE AT QUEBEC.
Longmans, Green, London, 1959, first edition. 
194 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates, maps. "In the early hours of the morning on 13th September 1759, a British flotilla drifted silently on the ebb tide down the St Lawrence River towards Quebec. A last and desperate at tempt was being made to capture the town before the ice closed over the river and made further operations that season impossible. By dawn over 4,000 men had disembarked from the landing craft and clambered up the steep and slippery slopes on t o t h e Plains of Abraham. The French were taken completely by surprise and the battle that followed was short and dramatic. By noon the fate of Canada had been decided. In describing the events of this day and the bitter and seemingly hopel e ss s i eg e th at preceded it, (the author) has relied entirely upon contemporary sources, some of which were not available when previous accounts were written. For this reason the story which has emerged is in some respects an unfamiliar one an d the in ci den ta l p ortrait of Wolfe, stripped of the sentimental veneer which two centuries of adulation have built around him, is one which will surprise many readers. (This book) provides not only a vivid account of what has been described a s the most im port ant eve nt in the history of the 18th century, but a fascinating portrait of one of its most famous soldiers." Book slightly cocked, bump at bottom corner of boards, very light browning to edges of text block, light wrinkling a nd bro wning at botto m of spin e, a few very tiny soiling specks on top of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, two small edge tears, corner crease on front flap, light soiling, light brow nin g on spine and flap-f olds, a few small brown stains at bottom of spine. Very Good-/Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
FRENCH CANADA AND THE ST. LAWRENCE: HISTORIC, PICTURESQUE AND DESCRIPTIVE., Hopkins, J. Castell.  Introduction by Cameron Nish.
4 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
 
 
AMPLE MANSIONS:  THE VICEREGAL RESIDENCES OF THE CANADIAN PROVINCES., Hubbard, R.H.  Foreword by Her Excellency, Jeanne Sauve.
5 Hubbard, R.H. Foreword by Her Excellency, Jeanne Sauve. AMPLE MANSIONS: THE VICEREGAL RESIDENCES OF THE CANADIAN PROVINCES.
Ottawa University of Ottawa Pres 1989 0776602772 / 9780776602776 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ 
237 pp, oblong (9 1/4" H x 12 1/4" D). Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, repro-ductions. "The viceregal residences of the Canadian provinces mirror the idiosyncrasies of their inhabitants, and the tastes and talents of the architects, builders, gardeners, furniture makers and decorators who created them. In 'Ample Mansions' you will see the finest - and sometimes the worst - of Canadian style. There's no shortage of pomp in our viceregal history, but Dr. Hubbard's scholarly and sprightly text goes behind the scenes too, where there's plenty of room for rot and mildew, plugged drains and erratic staff. There are ample mansions crumbling from neglect, ample mansions consumed in conflagrations, ample mansions falling victim to political spats - and ample mansions rising in new splendour." Fine book. Dust jacket has three small areas of minor rubbing on rear panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
WARPATHS:  TRAVELS OF A MILITARY HISTORIAN IN NORTH AMERICA., Keegan, John.
6 Keegan, John. WARPATHS: TRAVELS OF A MILITARY HISTORIAN IN NORTH AMERICA.
Toronto Key Porter 1995 1550136216 / 9781550136210 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
370 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Map endpapers, b&w illustrations. "Begins with the establishment of New France on the St. Lawrence River and the Fench conflicts with the Indians and British of the Atlantic colonies - the latter ending with the English defeat at Yorktown." It then moves on through the Civil War, battles with native Americans and the story of U.S. and Canadian forces in WWII. Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, small dint at bottom edge of rear board, minor edge wear. Dust jacket is price clipped, has very light edge wrinkling, very small chip at top of spine, small dint at bottom edge of rear panel, very light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
WARPATHS:  TRAVELS OF A MILITARY HISTORIAN IN NORTH AMERICA., Keegan, John.
7 Keegan, John. WARPATHS: TRAVELS OF A MILITARY HISTORIAN IN NORTH AMERICA.
Toronto Key Porter 1995 1550136216 / 9781550136210 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
370 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Map endpapers, b&w illustrations. "Begins with the establishment of New France on the St. Lawrence River and the Fench conflicts with the Indians and British of the Atlantic colonies - the latter ending with the English defeat at Yorktown." It then moves on through the Civil War, battles with native Americans and the story of U.S. and Canadian forces in WWII. Minor wrinkle at top of spine, one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 16.00 USD
 
 
1759:  THE BATTLE FOR CANADA., LaPierre, Laurier L.  Inscribed.
8 LaPierre, Laurier L. Inscribed. 1759: THE BATTLE FOR CANADA.
McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, 1990), Ist edition. 
305 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0771046995 INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE: "BONNE CHANCE LAURIER L. LaPIERRE, NOV/90". B&w illus. and maps. "(This book) is no scholarly history. Rather, it is a re-creation of t he battle and of the long siege that preceded it...Lapierre conjures up the rain, the deafening noise of bombs falling on Quebec, the petty squabbles that threatened the military strategies of both sides, and adds his own commentary on event s . H e i s assisted in his interpretations by such historical figures as Bougainville for the French and Townshend for the English, whom he interviews about their roles during those long, hot months of the siege." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom o f sp i ne , v er y minor soiling on front board. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top edge of rear panel. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
NORTHERN ARMAGEDDON: THE BATTLE OF THE PLAINS OF ABRAHAM, MacLeod, D. Peter
9 MacLeod, D. Peter NORTHERN ARMAGEDDON: THE BATTLE OF THE PLAINS OF ABRAHAM
Vancouver, British Columbia Douglas & McIntyre 2008 1553654129 / 9781553654124 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
379 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w and colour illustrations (maps, plates). "(T)he story of the Siege of Quebec and its climax, the Battle of the Plains of Abraham. A brief bloody affair, it brought a brutal end to the Seven Years' War in North America, the first truly global conflict - and the first truly modern one - waged against civilians and cities as well as soldiers and fortifications. This is a story of strategy, generals and geopolitics - and ordinary people. A British sailor, an American irregular, a French officer, a Huron warrior, a nun who tended the wounded; their impressions, captured in letters and journals, give us a new, more human view of the battle, one often absent from the history books. By day's end September 13 (1759), Wolfe was dead and Montcalm dying, the British victorious and the French on the run. France's New World empire was finished. The battle was over, but the musket volleys fired that morning continue to echo through our world. The hardships of North America's First Nations, the birth of Canada, and the rise of the United States can all be traced to that morning's actions. Our world was created on that field 250 years ago. Very small bump at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, very small wrinkle at bottom of spine. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
10 Nish, Cameron; Waite, P.B.; Brown, R.C.; Prang, M.E., editors. CANADIAN HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS SERIES - 3 VOLUME SET. VOLUME I. THE FRENCH REGIME. VOLUME II. PRE-CONFEDERATION. VOLUME III. CONFEDERATION TO 1949.
Scarborough, Ontario Prentice-Hall 1965 Very Good Good 
Three volume set - volumes I & III are hard covers in dust jackets, volume II is soft cover. Volume I: The French Regime - 176 pp, hard cover in dust jacket, 9" H - "(C)ontains a fascinating collection of first-hand accounts by individuals involved in the founding and settling of Canada. Through their own words these men chronicle their ambitions, deeds, and frustrations, from the time of Jacques Cartier's first voyage of exploration in 1534 to the surrender of Montreal to the British in 1760. Consisting mostly of translations from the original French, this book of documents was compiled with the purpose of placing an emphasis on the social and economic aspects of life during the French Regime in Canada." Volume II: Pre-Confederation - 242 pp, soft cover, 8 3/4" H - "(C)overs the history of British North America from the end of the French regime to 1867. Thus the history of Nova Scotia begins with the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713; that of Canada with the Treaty of Paris in 1763. New-foundland I have commenced, a little arbitrarily, in 1713; for the Hudson's Bay Company and the West I have included the Charter of 1670. Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick begin with their official establishment as provinces carved out of the old Province of Nova Scotia, in 1769 and 1784 respect-ively. The basic element in the story illustrated in this book is preforce political and constitutional history (but) at the same time I have tried to present the way various societies in British North America lived and worked." Volume III: Confederation to 1949 - 334 pp, hard cover in dust jacket, 9" H - (A) fascinating collection of first-hand accounts by some of the individuals who were actively involved in the events that led from consolidation of Confederation to Canada in the era of Post World War II. (It) indicates how Confederation was consolidated between 1967 and 1896. The emergence of modern Canada up to 1914 is then discussed. The First World War and the new economy that followed it then leads into the depression, the Second World War and industrialism. In the last part, external affairs are traced from 1914 on and Canada's international position is evaluated." Volume I has small ghost sticker mark on free front endpaper, very light browning on free endpapers, light browning to edges of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, small edge chips and tears, small area of surface paper loss on rear panel, slight fading to spine color, light rubbing, protected in a mylar sleeve. Volume II is lightly cocked, has light edge wear, light browning to edges of text block, small sticker residue on front cover. Volume III has very light browning to edges of text block, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has light edge wear, a small edge tear and a few tiny edge tears, light rubbing, light fading to spine color, very light browning at top of flaps, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
GLASS MANUFACTURING IN CANADA: A SURVEY OF PRESSED GLASS PATTERNS.  NATIONAL MUSEUM OF MAN MERCURY SERIES.  HISTORY DIVISION PAPER NO. 33., Rottenberg, Barbara Lang.  With Judith Tomlin.
11 Rottenberg, Barbara Lang. With Judith Tomlin. GLASS MANUFACTURING IN CANADA: A SURVEY OF PRESSED GLASS PATTERNS. NATIONAL MUSEUM OF MAN MERCURY SERIES. HISTORY DIVISION PAPER NO. 33.
National Museums of Canada, Ottawa, 1982. 
77 pp, 11" H, soft cover. B&w photographs. Contents: Preface; Introduction; Glass Manufacturing in Canada; Glass Companies: Ontario / Quebec / New Brunswick / Nova Scotia / Manitoba / Alberta / British Columbia; Pressed Glass Patterns in the Natio nal Museum of Man Collection; Glossary; Notes; Index to Glass Companies. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light fading to spine color, light soiling marks on rear cover, tiny tear and crease at bottom edge o f front cover, minor edge wear. Very Good- 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
BATTLE FOR THE ROCK: THE STORY OF WOLFE AND MONTCALM.  GREAT STORIES OF CANADA SERIES NO. 21., Schull, Joseph.  Illustrated by Lewis Parker.
12 Schull, Joseph. Illustrated by Lewis Parker. BATTLE FOR THE ROCK: THE STORY OF WOLFE AND MONTCALM. GREAT STORIES OF CANADA SERIES NO. 21.
Macmillan, Toronto, 1960, first edition. 
158 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, black, white & red drawings. Written for the younger reader. "The dark rock towering in the night - a seemingly impregnable stronghold, the silent approach in open boats with muffl ed oars, the scramble up the cliffs unchallenged by sentinels, the steady line of scarlet-clad infantrymen watching the enemy approach from the walled city across the plain: these are the elements of a story, two hundred years old, most famous o f a l l the stories of Canada. It is the story of the battle for Quebec, key to the French empire in North America. On that September day, two centuries ago, died on the battlefield, Wolfe, the victor, and Montcalm, the vanquished. Today, a s i ng le mo nu ment on the Plains of Abraham commemorate both men: the sick, moody British commander at odds with his brigadiers: the gallant Marquis dogged by misfortune. Modern research has exposed flaws in traditional accounts of these men and t he ba ttl e in wh ich they gave their lives. But the romance of that far-off clash of arms is unquenchable. The day of victory and defeat shines as brightly in the annals of Canadian and imperial history as it ever did. (The author) writes wit h s uch unco mm on f resh ness and power that even readers who know the story feel they are hearing it for the first time." Previous owner's name on free front endpaper, very light browning to top edge of boards and text block. Dust jacket has li ght edge wrin kli ng, v ery l ight soiling, small tear and creases at top edge of front panel. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
13 Stevens, Gerald. Introduction by F. St. George Spendlove. THE CANADIAN COLLECTOR: GLASS - POTTERY - FURNITURE - FIREARMS OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY.
Toronto Ryerson Press 1957 First, Limited Edition. Hard Cover Good 
100 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), dark blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine. First edition, limited to 750 copies. B&w photographs. Contents: Introduction; Early Canadian Glass (Mallorytown Glass House / The Glass Factories of the Seigniory of Vaudreuil / John C. Spence: Glass Maker / St. Johns Glass Works / The Hamilton Glass Works / The St. Lawrence Glass Works / John Herring of Napanee: Glass Maker, Founder and Builder); Canadian China and Pottery (Staffordshire Canadian Views / Canadian China and Pottery / A Check List of Early Canadian Potters); Canadian Cabinetmakers; Canadian Gunsmiths; Bibliography. A few very small foxing marks on rear endpapers, some pages with tiny bump at top corner, two tiny corner bumps to boards, light soiling marks on covers, very light edge wear, light edge wrinkling, two line indentations on rear board and rear edge of spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
WITH WOLFE TO QUEBEC: THE PATH TO GLORY., Warner, Oliver.
14 Warner, Oliver. WITH WOLFE TO QUEBEC: THE PATH TO GLORY.
Collins, London, 1972, first edition. 
224 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0002119420 Map endpapers, b&w and colour reproductions, maps. "To storm and take Quebec (William Pitt) chose thirty-two year old James Wolfe, the soldier so much admired by Nelson. On ly a few month earlier Wolfe had become secretly engaged, but as a professional soldier he embarked for North America with the utmost enthusiasm. His task was not made easier by the facts that he was opposed by the Marquis de Montcalm, outst a n d i n g for his courage and chivalry; the French had recently been reinforced and were making skilful use of savage Red Indian auxiliaries; and Wolfe's three brigadiers were highly critical and jealous of his promotion over their heads. Finall y, t he a pp ro a ch up the St. Lawrence was extraordinarily difficult owing to its complex shoals. On the other hand, Wolfe had been chosen for his superb handling of men; his expedition included one of the great navigators of history, James Coo ke; an d h elp fr om Ad miral Saunders proved a landmark in the development of combined operations. The advantages were therefore more or less equally divided between the opposing armies. With absorbing skill (the author) recounts the fluctuatio ns o f th e ac tion whi ch led to Wolfe's brilliant victory, death and apotheosis. To follow each stage of the engagement through the accounts of the men who were there - and through the remarkable illustrations collected in this book - is to exp erien ce pe rsona lly o ne of th e th ree great victories of the 'annus mirabilis'." Small area of erased pencil notation on half-title page, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has light wear at top/bottom of sp ine an d flap -folds , a fe w ve ry sm all tears at top edge/spine with old tape, corner crease on front flap, very light browning at top of flaps. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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