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1 Blanck, Jacob, compiler. BIBLIOGRAPHY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE. VOLUME THREE (3): EDWARD EGGLESTON TO BRET HARTE.
New Haven Yale University Press 1977 0300003129 / 9780300003123 Fourth Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
(xxiv), 482 pp, 10 1/4" H. Black cloth with red title block/gilt lettering and crest on spine. B&w illustrations. Plain brown paper dust jacket with two cut-outs revealing title and volume number. Contents: Authors in Volume Three; Illustrations; Acknowledgements; General References; Principal Periodicals Consulted; Location Symbols; Bibliography of American Literature; Initials, Pseudonyms, and Anonyms. Very light wrinkling at top of spine, light bump at bottom of spine, three very small corner bumps, small tear and tiny chip at bottom edge of first three page leaves - archivally taped. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, a few small & tiny tears archivally taped, a few tiny chips. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
BELLEVILLE: A POPULAR HISTORY., Boyce, Gerry.
2 Boyce, Gerry. BELLEVILLE: A POPULAR HISTORY.
Toronto Natural Heritage / Dundurn 2008 1550028634 / 9781550028638 First Edition Soft Cover Fine 
310 pp, square large 8vo (9" x 9"). B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. "(A) treasure trove of stories - 'glorious and not-so-glorious' - embodying the history of the city of Belleville (Ontario) and its beautiful surroundings. Gerry Boyce, the dean of the area's historians, has done a masterful job of pulling together the best of Belleville's storied past, episode by episode, decade by decade: here one learns about the Native roots of the place, its debatable 'discovery' by Champlain, its hot-headed pre-Confederation politics, its involvement in Spiritualism in the 1850s and the spread of prostitution in the Victorian 1870s. Moving forward from the days of Susanna Moodie and Mackenzie Bowell, it provides an entertaining and probing stroll through the past 110 years, reminding readers of such national events as the sensational 1959 victory by the Belleville MacFarlands over the Russians at the World Amateur Hockey Championship in Prague; and then, less well known, the financially crippling news of secret payments made to the players. Gerry Boyce (reminds) us that our history, be it local or national, is much more lively and intriguing than we often realize." Michael Peterman . Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
A FOLK TALE JOURNEY THROUGH THE MARITIMES., Creighton, Helen.  Edited with an introduction by Michael Taft and Ronald Caplan.
3 Creighton, Helen. Edited with an introduction by Michael Taft and Ronald Caplan. A FOLK TALE JOURNEY THROUGH THE MARITIMES.
Wreck Cove, Cape Breton Island Breton Books 1993 1895415284 / 9781895415285 Soft Cover Very Good 
249 pp, 9" H. B&w photographs. "These are the folk tales from Dr. Helen Creighton's life journey through the Maritime Provinces, collecting songs and ghost stories and old cures - and folk tales. Helen serves as our guide, introducing us to storytellers, setting the scene of the telling - and then she lets the person tell it as they told it to her. The feel of the kitchen and the fish shed still cling to these stories. Some are long, really miraculous folk tales - miraculous in detail and in that they managed to survive. Others are the brief riddle or the tantalizing quick-telling that a folklorist can expect along the way. Helen kept it all. And read as a whole, the reality and intensity of those smaller pieces reveals their value in among the more finished, well-told tales. (This) is a Maritime treasure." Interior - crease at bottom corner of page leaf 89/90, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - slight bump at top of spine, minor rubbing, minor soft crease at top corner of rear cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
DRAKE PAST AND PRESENT:  MAKING MEMORIES., Drake History Committee.  (Arnold M. Schroeder, Clare Haryett, Wilda Gunther, Bill Dack, Karen Friesen, Isabelle Nixon, Lindsay Blair, Matilda Dueck, hugh Strong, et al.)
4 Drake History Committee. (Arnold M. Schroeder, Clare Haryett, Wilda Gunther, Bill Dack, Karen Friesen, Isabelle Nixon, Lindsay Blair, Matilda Dueck, hugh Strong, et al.) DRAKE PAST AND PRESENT: MAKING MEMORIES.
Drake, Saskatchewan Drake History Book Committee 1987 0889255881 / 9780889255883 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ 
471 pp, 11 1/4" H. Medium brown cloth boards with darker brown lettering on spine, lettering and decoration on front board - no dust jacket (as issued). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps. Contents: Acknowledgements; Introduction; Map; In the Beginning (Settlement of the Quill Lake Plains / Village of Drake / R.M. of Prairie Rose #309 / R.M. of Usborne #310 / The Homesteaders / Churches / Schools - Bloomfield S.D. #2575, Drake S.D. #2506, Grovenland S.D. #1421, Hiawatha S.D. #1720, Kansas S.D. #1699, Kneller S.D. #3642, Otterburn S.D. # 250, Poplar Hill S.D. #2215, Wilmot S.D. #4372; Clubs; Business; Drake Community Centre; Sod Turning for Enriched Housing; Sports; Family Histories; Roll of Honour; Recollections; Cemeteries; Picture Section. Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light 2" stain line on rear board. 
Price: 60.00 USD
 
 
HISTORY OF GUELPH, 1827-1927., Johnson, Leo A.
5 Johnson, Leo A. HISTORY OF GUELPH, 1827-1927.
Guelph, Ontario Guelph Historical Society 1977 096905940X / 9780969059400 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good 
389 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs, maps, reproductions. Contents: Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgements; John Galt's Grand Design; Galt's Departure and Aftermath; Local Government and Politics; Roads and Toll Gates; Establishment of Churches; Early Schools and Social Institutions; The Coming of the Railroads; Guelph Achives Town Status; Industrial Expansion, 1847-1870; Religion and Education; Guelph becomes a City; Public Utilities, A Municipal First; Economic and Social Problems; Notes; Appendices; Index. Dust jacket has minor wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, some areas of light wrinkling at top edge, light fading to spine colour, a few very tiny scuffs. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
CASTLE KILBRIDE:  THE JEWEL OF WILMOT TOWNSHIP., Knowles, Paul.
6 Knowles, Paul. CASTLE KILBRIDE: THE JEWEL OF WILMOT TOWNSHIP.
Commemorative Collectibles, New Hamburg, Ontario, 1994. 
96 pp, 4to (11" H), soft cover. ISBN 0969887302 Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour. The story of a gracious home built in 1877 by industrialist James Livingston, left derelict and finally restored and opened as a musuem. Interior - clean an d tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing, one minor corner crease. Very Good+ 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
THE FAMILIES OF MERIGOLD'S POINT., Martin, Dorothy L.
7 Martin, Dorothy L. THE FAMILIES OF MERIGOLD'S POINT.
Mississauga, Ontario Mississauga Heritage Foundation 1984 0969199503 / 9780969199502 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
155 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w photographs, reproductions, maps, family trees. "Merigold's Point was the name given to a small formation of land jutting out into Lake Ontario, west of the Credit River. It consisted of the surveyed lots 27-33 and their broken fronts in Concessions 3 and 4, south of Dundas Street (S.D.S.), Toronto Township. Today, most of this land is owned by Gulf Canada, which is situated at the foot of Southdown Road and the Lake Shore Highway in Clarkson, Mississauga. Merigold's Point was part of the first purchase within the Mississauga Tract in 1805. Following the survey by Samuel Wilmot in 1806, settlers began to arrive - one of the first being Thomas Merigold, who settled there with several families from New Brunswick, forming a new neighbourhood which came to be known as Merigold's Point." Contents: Prologue; The Setting; The Merigold Family; The Jarvis Family; The Bradley Family; The Thompson Family; The Marlatt Family; The Bradley Museum; Footnotes/References; Bibliography; Appendices; Index. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor fading at top edge of rear cover, very light crease and a few very tiny soiling marks on spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE FORTUNES OF NIGEL., Scott, Walter, Sir.
8 Scott, Walter, Sir. THE FORTUNES OF NIGEL.
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good+ Wilmot Lunt. 
624 pp, 16mo (6 3/16" H), thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt - in slipcase. Burgundy endpapers, integral ribbon bookmark, sepiatone illustrations, including frontispiece. When a Scottish nobleman, Nigel Olifaunt, travels to London to secure his ancestral lands, he falls prey to the political intrigues of the Duke of Buckingham who wants the estate for himself. Plots, murder and romance ensue. Minor wear on edges and at corners, very light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block. Slipcase has some light fading to colour at edges, light corner wear, wear at top rear edge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 


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