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OFFICIAL ARROW STREET GUIDE OF TORONTO AND SUBURBS.  1940, 36th EDITION (COMPLETELY REVISED).
1 OFFICIAL ARROW STREET GUIDE OF TORONTO AND SUBURBS. 1940, 36th EDITION (COMPLETELY REVISED).
Toronto Might Directories 1940 36th Edition. Stapled in Wraps Fair 
164 pp + (3) Memorandum pages (blank) + (1) pp "Explanation of Map", 6 1/2" H. Small b&w fold-out map at rear. Title page continues: "Including: Location of all Streets with House or Store number on each Street at intersections, Keyed to map in back of book. Car lines indexed to show the route best serving any Street. Bus, Railroad and Air Lines and Terminals. Each Street is keyed to show the location on the Map of the City. Outline Map and Description of the Best and Quickest way for Visitors to see the Major Points of Interest. Lists of Churches, Hospitals, Amusement Parks, Hotels, Fire and Police Departments, Post Offices, Theatres, Ambulances, Consuls, Cemeteries, etc." Interior - several pages with chip and tears at top edge - tears archivally taped, small tear on fold-out map archivally taped, three indents from staple at fore-edge of all pages from middle to end of book - heavier towards end of book, very small slight curl to corners of pages. Exterior - light to moderate edge wear, corner creases, two tiny edge tears archivally taped, light soiling, browning to spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
A CITY IN THE MAKING.  PROGRESS, PEOPLE & PERILS IN VICTORIAN TORONTO., Armstrong, Frederick H.
2 Armstrong, Frederick H. A CITY IN THE MAKING. PROGRESS, PEOPLE & PERILS IN VICTORIAN TORONTO.
Dundurn, Toronto, 1988. 
358 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1550020269 B&w illustrations and map endpapers. Contents: The New City in 1834: The Physical Layout; A Rising Metropolis; Developing Communications: The First Railway Venture; The Most Controversial Torontonian: William Lyon Mackenzie; The Scottish Immigrant, The Family Compact, and Vertical Mobility: The Rise of the Carfrae Family; Evolving Multiculturalism: The Toronto's Black Community in the Late 1840's; Capt. Hugh Richardson and Toronto's Lake Communications; An Ambulatory Architect: William Hay; The Unwitting Philanthropist: The Curious Case of Andrew Mercer; The First Great Fire, 1849; The Rebuilding After the First Great Fire; The Second Great Fire, 1904. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds. Near Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
3 Boulton, D'Arcy. Edited and with introduction by John Gellner. SKETCH OF HIS MAJESTY'S PROVINCE OF UPPER CANADA.
Toronto Baxter Publishing 1961 Numbered, Limited Reprint Edition. Hard Cover Very Good Signed by publisher & editor.
91 pp, 10 1/2" H. Red simulated leather boards with gilt lettering/banding on spine and gilt lettering in oval border on front cover. Green cloth covered slipcase. No. 532 of an unspecified limited edition, signed by the publisher and editor on the limitation page. Volume 1 of The Canadian Heritage Series Library Edition. B&w map and tipped-in frontispiece. Originally published in London in 1805. This volume includes an "Introduction to the First Modern Edition". Contents: Dedication; Preface; General View of the Country; On the Produce and Value of Land; Advantages of this Traffic; Particular Account of Upper Canada; Particular Account of the Townships of Lancaster, Charlottenburgh, Cornwall, and Osnaburgh; Townships of Williamsburgh, Edwardsburgh, Johnstown, Augusta, Elizabethtown, Yonge, Lansdowne, Leeds; Townships of Pittsburgh, Kingston, Ernest-town, Kent, Ec.; Account of York, the Seat of Government; Holland River, Lake Simcoe, Ec.; Niagara River, Detroit, Thamses, Fort Erie, Ec.; Lake Erie, Woodhouse, Charlotteville, Detroit, Sandwich, Chatham, Ec.; Appendix, or, List of Town-ships not mentioned in the preceding Chapters. Tiny scuff on top edge of rear board. Slipcase has light to moderate rubbing and dust soiling. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE QUEEN'S YORK RANGERS, AN HISTORIC REGIMENT, Bull, Stewart H.  Foreword by David Macdonald Stewart.
4 Bull, Stewart H. Foreword by David Macdonald Stewart. THE QUEEN'S YORK RANGERS, AN HISTORIC REGIMENT
Erin, Ontario Boston Mills Press 1984 0919822665 / 9780919822665 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
248 pp, 10 1/4" H. Colour pictorial endpapers. Illustrated in b&w and colour with photographs, maps, reproductions. The story of a Canadian regiment that can trace its lineage through more than two hundred years to the early days of European history on this continent. Contents: Foreword; Preface; Rogers' Rangers; The Queen's Rangers in the American Revolution; The Queen's Rangers in Upper Canada; The York Militia in the 19th Century; The 12th Regiment York Rangers; World War I; Reorganization, Amalgamations and Affiliations; World War II; The Regiment since 1945; Appendices: Rogers' Rules of Discipline for Rangers; The Story of the Colours; The Allied Regiments; The Queen's York Rangers' Cadet Corps; Changes in the 20th Century / Commanding Officers since 1919 / Honorary Colonels and Lieutenant-Colonels / Regimental Sergeant-Majors; Chapter Notes; Bibliography; Index. Slight cigarette odor, small bump causing soft creases to top corner of pages 1-42, light waviness to fore-edge of textblock. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, very light edge wrinkling, a few light wrinkles in laminate, very light rubbing, very light browning to top inside edge. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
SEMINAR ANNUAL.  O.G.S. SEMINAR '85.  (ONTARIO GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY.), Chester, Len, ed.  (George Hancocks, Francess Halpenny, Margaret Beckman, Patrick Brode, Stanley J. Burns, Robert J. Burns, Marcia Darling, Sheila M. Embleton, Donna L. Atkinson, Marian Fowler, Peter R. Knights, Glenn J. Lockwood, Joan Magee, Bennet
5 Chester, Len, ed. (George Hancocks, Francess Halpenny, Margaret Beckman, Patrick Brode, Stanley J. Burns, Robert J. Burns, Marcia Darling, Sheila M. Embleton, Donna L. Atkinson, Marian Fowler, Peter R. Knights, Glenn J. Lockwood, Joan Magee, Bennet SEMINAR ANNUAL. O.G.S. SEMINAR '85. (ONTARIO GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY.)
Toronto Ontario Genealogical Society 1985 0920036112 / 9780920036112 Soft Cover Very Good - 
161 pp, 8vo (8 7/8" H). Contents: Preface; J. Richard Houston Memorial Lecture 1985 - Introduction - The Dictionary of Canadian Biography; The Best Gift: A Record of the Carnegie Libraries of Ontario; Sir John Beverley Robinson and the Roots of Legal Practice in Ontario; The Burns and Gamble Families of Yonge Street and York Township; Records and Resources of Toronto Trust Cemeteries; Maiden Name Retention: History and Current Attitudes; Early Canadian Diaries; The Role of Genealogy in Social History; Context for Community Genealogy and Local History: A Second Progress Report on the Beckwith Township History Project; A Nova Scotia Huguenot Family and Its Mayflower Connections; Canadian Immigration Records of Entry in Genealogical Research; Evaluating Genealogical Software; Nineteenth Century Photographs as Historical Documents; The Last Flight of HX 313; The Archives of Ontario and Genealogy; The Migration of Peoples; A Workshop With Professional Genealogists; The Resources of Religious Archives; The Authors. Interior - previous owner's name on inside of front cover, presentation stamp and previous owner's name on verso of title page, "received" stamp on inside of rear cover, slight curl to top corner of half of the pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - small creases at top corner of front cover, slight bump at top of spine, small wrinkles on spine, very minor soiling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
6 Crawford, Bess Hillery. ROSEDALE.
Erin, Ontario Boston Mills Press 2000 1550463233 / 9781550463231 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
176 pp, oblong (10 1/4" H x 11 3/4" D). Profusely illustrated in b&w with photographs, maps, reproductions. "This lavishly illustrated and compellingly written pictorial history recounts the origins and evolution of Toronto's most prestigious neighbourhood from its beginnings in the mid-1850s to the protection of its heritage homes within the modern mega-city. Chapters are devoted to the subdivision plans of 1854-1910, the impact of generations of the Jarvis family, a who's who of Rosedale's first century, the origins of the street names, the first landowners, early estates, and Rosedale's principal architects. Featured properties include Rosedale House, Drumsnab, Chestnut Park, Caverhill, Idlewold, The Dale, Lorne Hall, Denbrae, Hollydene, Thom House, and Guiseley House. Whether you are a Rosedale resident, an admiring neighbour, a Rosedale expatriate, or a lover of history and architecture, you are sure to find this book fascinating and enlightening. Small crease at bottom corner of last page, book is lightly cocked, small bump at top corners of boards. Dust jacket has very light rubbing, light edge wrinkling at top edge. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
7 Filey, Mike. Introduction by David Crombie. TORONTO CITY LIFE: OLD & NEW.
Don Mills, Canada Nelson Foster & Scott 1979 091932401 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
82 pp,11 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings, maps. "(P)resents more than eighty never-before-published photographs of the city as it was and as it is today. The photographs are accompanied by a lively text identifying and describing the buildings and sites and offering history and anecdotes of the city's past and its people. We learn, for example, that a windmill once stood at the foot of today's Parliament Street; that the St. La wrence Hall used to be the social centre of Toronto; and that the diving towers of the High Park Mineral Baths were once a popular place for lovers." Faint erased pencil mark at top of front free endpaper, minor wrinkle at top of spine. Dust jacket has soft crease at top of front flap. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
TORONTO IN ART:  150 YEARS THROUGH ARTISTS' EYES., Firth, Edith G.
8 Firth, Edith G. TORONTO IN ART: 150 YEARS THROUGH ARTISTS' EYES.
Toronto Fitzhenry & Whiteside / City of Toronto 1983 0889027129 / 9780889027121 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
199 pp, 11 1/4" H. (B)rings together reproductions of over 170 paintings, drawings, watercolours and prints, in which 130 individual artists have interpreted aspects of the city of Toronto, from its incorporation in 1834 right up to the present day. Although organized in five chronological sections, it is not simply an illustrated history of the city. Rather it is a gallery of pictures accompanied by explanatory texts. Special emphasis has been given to new and unfamiliar material, and over 100 of the pictures in the book have never been reproduced before. Care has also been taken to reflect the ethnic, religious, social and cultural diversity of the city. The big names are here, among them such figures as Paul Kane, Sanford Fleming and Robert Harris from the Victorian period, several members of the Group of Seven, and more recent masters such as Jack Bush and David Milne. But here also are a host of less famous artists: some city residents, some passing visitors, some anonymous, some amateurs whose enthusiasm was greater than their talent. All, however, in their own ways, have made a vital contribution to our record of Toronto as it was and is." Minor scuff on bottom edge of front board, book slightly curved. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, very light edge wrinkling, three small edge tears archivally taped, slight waviness to back panel. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
THE TOWN OF YORK 1793-1815:  A COLLECTION OF DOCUMENTS OF EARLY TORONTO., Firth, Edith G., edited and with introduction by.
9 Firth, Edith G., edited and with introduction by. THE TOWN OF YORK 1793-1815: A COLLECTION OF DOCUMENTS OF EARLY TORONTO.
Toronto Champlain Society for Government of Canada/University of Toronto Press 1962 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
368 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Red cloth with gold lettering/banding on spine. "(T)ells the history of the town of York (Toronto) from the arrival of John Graves Simcoe in 1793 through the War of 1812 until news of the peace reached its citizens in the spring of 1815. The selection of contemporary documents attempts to show why York was chosen for a settlement in the first place, the kind of community that developed, and the effect of the War on that community. Apart from the normal problems connected with the establishment of any settlement, the officials of the town of York were faced with the necessity of creating a worthy capital city for Upper Canada at a time when Kingston, because of its pre-eminence as the military and naval centre of the province and its commercial prosperity, overhadowed all other settlements. The book also illustrates the gradual integration into a corporate body of many diverse elements - senior government officials, discharged soldiers, tradesmen, labourers - so that by 1815 the characteristics of modern Toronto were beginning to be evident in York. This collection of documents and the editor's very full Introduction will provide the student of local history with much primary material and the general reader with an interesting account of the early years of the modern metropolis of Toronto. Minor wear at corners, 50% of text block edges are lightly browned. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has one or two tiny edge chips and tears, light edge creases at top of rear panel, light edge wear/wrinkling, very light rubbing. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
10 FitzGibbon, Mary Agnes. A VETERAN OF 1812: THE LIFE OF JAMES FITZGIBBON.
Toronto Coles 1979 Facsimile Edition. Soft Cover Very Good 
336 pp + Appendices and Notes, 8 3/8" H. Part of the Coles Canadian Collection - facsimile of the William Briggs, Toronto, 1894 edition. B&w illustrations. "Lieutenant James FitzGibbon was one of the greatest and most venturesome leaders in the War of 1812. The commander of a troop dubbed the Bloody Boys, he practiced a form of guerilla warfare, at the time considered highly unconventional. It was the lieutenant who, in 1813, received news from Laura Secord of an impending surpise attack at Beaver Dams. And it was FitzGibbon who, despite being vastly outnumbered, obtained an American surrender two days later. After the war, FitzGibbon was twice promoted and helped supress the Rebellion of 1837. (This) biography, written by his granddaughter, includes selections of his own writing, as well as others of his time, including Isaac Brock." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor corner wear, tiny bump at bottom of rear hinge, minor rubbing. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE STORY OF CANADIAN ROADS., Guillet, Edwin C.
11 Guillet, Edwin C. THE STORY OF CANADIAN ROADS.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1968 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
246 pp, 11 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions, maps, drawings. "From portage trails snaking their way through the wilderness to superhighways carrying the raw materials and produce of an industrial nation, Canada's roads have had a romantic but long-neglected history. The problems which Canada has faced in seeking to connect two oceans by road would have been formidable even in a land more densely populated. Early builders found their way blocked by forest and swamp, rivers, rocks, vast areas of grassland, mountains, and muskeg. Their gradual success is recounted from the woodland trail cleared by Champlain in Acadia on through the early construction by corvee in New France; the Temiscouta Trail between the Atlantic Provinces and the Canadas; the infamous corduroy roads and bridges which jolted passengers unmercifully and lamed their horses; the plank roads, Canada's first contribution to road-building science; the cart tracks cut into the virgin prairies by Metis buffalo hunters; the Cariboo Road, build through sheer canyons and over mountain passes to the gold fields fo the Upper Fraser; and the vehicles which travelled these routes - the wonderul assortment of sleighs, caleches, buckboards, Red River carts, wagons, and stage-coaches of the nineteenth century. Then came the automobile, and with it an unprecedented personal mobility. Today Canada's roads are one of her principal resources. The Trans-Canada Highway, a dream for most of a century, has forged a new tie of asphalt and concrete, unifying the country." Dust jacket has very light edge wear, tiny dent on front hinge. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
12 Hunt, Peter, editor. Associate editors: Dennis Butts, Ethel Heins, Margaret Kinnell, Tony Watkins. With Gillian Avery, Anne Scott MacLeod, Julia Briggs, Zena Sutherland, Peter Hollindale, Michael Stone, Roderick McGillis & Beth Gilderdale. CHILDREN'S LITERATURE: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY.
Oxford Oxford University Press 1995 0192123203 / 9780192123206 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good 
378 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H). Pictorial endpapers, many b&w and color photographs and reproductions. "(T)races the history of children's books in Britain, the USA, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand from the very first printed books through to the present day. (This book) takes 'children's literature' to mean books designed for children as well as books for childhood, and so embraces everything from religious tracts to multi-media comics, from the 'classic' to the unashamedly popular. Written by leading experts, this survey shows that children's literature reflects how childhood has been defined, controlled, and appreciated at different times. It reveals how adults have explored questions of power, entertainment, sexuality, and equality through their writing for children, and demonstrates how the borders between what is adult and what children's fiction are routinely blurred. A series of chronological chapters charts the 'history' which begins in the sixteenth century with grammars and ABCs. We move from books of instruction through to fables and fantasies in the eighteenth century, from reward books and romance to school stories in the nineteenth, and on to comics, colour picture-books, and science fiction in (the twentieth century). Throughout the text, books, authors, illustrators, publishers, and children readers are discussed within their wider social, political, and economic environment. Richly illustrated in black and white and colour, and with a section on further reading, a full index, and a chronology which places books for children in their literary and political context, this is a fascinating study which will delight all readers, young and old." Dust jacket has minor edge wear and light edge wrinkling; tiny dent on front hinge; slight fading to color on front panel, spine, top edge and flap-folds. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
HISTORY OF THE COUNTY OF ONTARIO, 1615-1875., Johnson, Leo A.
13 Johnson, Leo A. HISTORY OF THE COUNTY OF ONTARIO, 1615-1875.
Whitby, Ontario Corporation of the County of Ontario 1973 0969099606 / 9780969099604 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Good+ 
386 pp, 4to (10 1/4" H). B&w photographs, maps, drawings, tables. Contents: Foreword; Preface; The Native Peoples; Preparing for Settlement: Treaties and Surveys; Land Grants and Early Settlement, 1790-1820; Pioneer Society, 1790-1820; Immigration and Settlement, 1820-40; The Developing Agarian Society, 1820-40; Social Crisis: Conflict and Rebellion, 1820-40; Mercantile Development: Villages and Roads, 1840-51; Conflicting Vision: Education and Religion, 1840-51; The Creation of Ontario County; Farmer and Master Craftsman, 1851-71; Progress: The Idea and Its Proponents; Responses to Urbanization: Welfare and Education; The Building of the Railways; Social Crisis: Organization for Reform, 1871-75. Small bump at top of both hinges, tiny bump on bottom edge of both boards, small area of light soiling on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, heavy creasing and moderate wear at top/bottom of spine, two small tears at top of spine - archivally taped, old tape on inside of bottom of spine, light rubbing on rear panel. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
EARLIEST TORONTO., MacIntosh, Robert M.
14 MacIntosh, Robert M. EARLIEST TORONTO.
Renfrew, Ontario General Store Publishing 2007 1897113412 / 9781897113417 2nd Printing Soft Cover Fine 
107 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w and colour illustrations, maps. "Beginning with the dramatic conflicts in the aboriginal communities around Lake Ontario before the coming of the Europeans in the early seventeenth century, followed by two centuries of French exploration and settlement, the city's early history will surprise many Torontonians. Simcoe, the founder of the Village of York in 1793, is often presented as a great administrator and military leader. In fact he was a poor manager with no attachment to Canada, and a vigorous advocate of English snobbery and class distinction. His chief concern was to gain preferment in London and to transplant the values of the British class system to the forest frontier. (This book) makes a plausible case that the real founder of Toronto was William Berczy, a remarkably cultured and determined man who led an expedition of German immigrants to Markham in 1794, and who contributed significantly to the early development of the new settlement. Later chapters focus on the people and events that shaped the early years of a struggling frontier community. One of the stories is about the sinking of the Speedy on Lake Ontario, and how it led to the building of The Grange, today one of Toronto's oldest extant buildings and the birthplace of the Art Gallery of Ontario." 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
EARLIEST TORONTO., MacIntosh, Robert M.
15 MacIntosh, Robert M. EARLIEST TORONTO.
Renfrew, Ontario General Store Publishing 2007 1897113412 / 9781897113417 2nd Printing Soft Cover Near Fine 
107 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w and colour illustrations, maps. "Beginning with the dramatic conflicts in the aboriginal communities around Lake Ontario before the coming of the Europeans in the early seventeenth century, followed by two centuries of French exploration and settlement, the city's early history will surprise many Torontonians. Simcoe, the founder of the Village of York in 1793, is often presented as a great administrator and military leader. In fact he was a poor manager with no attachment to Canada, and a vigorous advocate of English snobbery and class distinction. His chief concern was to gain preferment in London and to transplant the values of the British class system to the forest frontier. (This book) makes a plausible case that the real founder of Toronto was William Berczy, a remarkably cultured and determined man who led an expedition of German immigrants to Markham in 1794, and who contributed significantly to the early development of the new settlement. Later chapters focus on the people and events that shaped the early years of a struggling frontier community. One of the stories is about the sinking of the Speedy on Lake Ontario, and how it led to the building of The Grange, today one of Toronto's oldest extant buildings and the birthplace of the Art Gallery of Ontario." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - a few pages with a tiny wrinkle at bottom edge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
WILLIAM WYE SMITH: RECOLLECTIONS OF A NINETEENTH CENTURY SCOTTISH CANADIAN., McLean, Scott A. and Vance, Michael E., editors.  (William Wye Smith)
16 McLean, Scott A. and Vance, Michael E., editors. (William Wye Smith) WILLIAM WYE SMITH: RECOLLECTIONS OF A NINETEENTH CENTURY SCOTTISH CANADIAN.
Toronto Natural Heritage 2008 1550028049 / 9781550028041 First Edition Soft Cover Near Fine 
421 pp, large 8vo (9" H). B&w illustrations. "Many nineteenth-century writers highlighted the difficulties recent immigrants faced - the clearing of forest and the breaking of new ground, the isolation and long Canadian winters - and emphasized what they perceived as the negative, alienating influences of Ontario's rapid urban and industrial expansion. In turn, however, they celebrated the progress demon-strated in the pioneers' domination over nature, the establishment of thriving communities, and the extension of transportation networks. William Wye Smith, a popular nineteenth-century Upper Canadian poet, was no exception. Smith prepared his 'Canadian Reminiscences', a handwritten compilation of anecdotes that relate to his experiences as journalist, clergyman, and son of Scottish settlers, to provide his own unique perspective of pioneer life. This fully annotated version of his unpublished manuscript highlights Smith's unwitting testimony to the social life of the province, his relationship to the construction and maintenance of Scottish and Canadian identity, and his position in literary history." Inside - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - tiny soft corner crease. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
WILLIAM WYE SMITH: RECOLLECTIONS OF A NINETEENTH CENTURY SCOTTISH CANADIAN., McLean, Scott A. and Vance, Michael E., editors.  (William Wye Smith)
17 McLean, Scott A. and Vance, Michael E., editors. (William Wye Smith) WILLIAM WYE SMITH: RECOLLECTIONS OF A NINETEENTH CENTURY SCOTTISH CANADIAN.
Toronto Natural Heritage 2008 1550028049 / 9781550028041 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ 
421 pp, large 8vo (9" H). B&w illustrations. "Many nineteenth-century writers highlighted the difficulties recent immigrants faced - the clearing of forest and the breaking of new ground, the isolation and long Canadian winters - and emphasized what they perceived as the negative, alienating influences of Ontario's rapid urban and industrial expansion. In turn, however, they celebrated the progress demon-strated in the pioneers' domination over nature, the establishment of thriving communities, and the extension of transportation networks. William Wye Smith, a popular nineteenth-century Upper Canadian poet, was no exception. Smith prepared his 'Canadian Reminiscences', a handwritten compilation of anecdotes that relate to his experiences as journalist, clergyman, and son of Scottish settlers, to provide his own unique perspective of pioneer life. This fully annotated version of his unpublished manuscript highlights Smith's unwitting testimony to the social life of the province, his relationship to the construction and maintenance of Scottish and Canadian identity, and his position in literary history." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor rubbing on covers, very minor soiling on bottom of text block, minor rubbing on covers. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
18 Moore, Lucy. AMPHIBIOUS THING: THE LIFE OF LORD HERVEY.
London Viking 2000 067087986X / 9780670879861 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
376 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). Colour plates. "Lord Hervey was one of the most controversial figures of the Georgian age. The consummate courtier - strikingly handsome, elegant and witty - he was both the favourite of the Queen and right-hand man to Walpole. Painted by Hogarth, satirized by Fielding and Pope, and confidant of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Hervey counted among his friends and enemies some of the most brilliant men and women of the age. Yet for all his hard-won fame, there was a scandalous private side to Hervey. He was certainly a rake (rumour had it that he shared a mistress with the Prince of Wales), but such behaviour was quite normal among the eighteenth-century aristocracy. Less usual, however, was his ten-year affair with another man. From the outset, Hervey was fascinated by Stephen Fox. His engaging, delightfully witty letters reveal the depth of their passion for one another, and the lengths to which they were driven in order to escape detection. Finally, theirs became an 'open secret', one of many factors that was to contribute to Hervey's downfall. In this entertaining and wonderfully observed biography, Lucy Moore brings to life an entire age, with its shimmering artifice and its poisonous deceit, its highly wrought melodrama and its grand passions." Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top of spine. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
19 O'Flaherty, Patrick. THE ROCK OBSERVED: STUDIES IN THE LITERATURE OF NEWFOUNDLAND.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1979 0802023517 / 9780802023513 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
222 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. "(A) study of how Newfoundland has been pereceived over the centuries by the islanders themselves and by outsiders. (This book) offers an integrated survey of Newfoundland literature, culture, and history. It illustrates the forces that have made Newfoundland a special place and Newfoundlanders a special people, 'a breed apart'. Against a background of political, economic, and cultural history, Patrick O'Flaherty submits the conflicting literary impressions of his island to a searching critical analysis. He finds the writings of explorers, missionaries, settlers, adventurers, novelists, and poets to be limited, or enlivened, by their own characters and preconceptions. There emerges a sympathetic but unsentimental picture of Newfoundland and its people, informed throughout by O'Flaherty's keen awarenes, based on an outport upbringing, of what Newfoundland has been and is." Faint erased pencil marks and two small light ink stains on front free endpaper. Dust jacket has very light browning on rear panel and on flaps. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
HOUSES OF OLD TORONTO., Roberts, Mary Anne.
20 Roberts, Mary Anne. HOUSES OF OLD TORONTO.
Toronto Pagurian 1977 0889320632 / 9780889320635 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good William Roberts. 
96 pp, 4to (11 3/4" H). "William Roberts has painted twenty watercolours of his favourite old houses - from the shabby little corner store at King and Berkeley Streets to the 'edifice magnificent in every respect', the Bank of Montreal at Yonge and Front Streets. The twenty paintings, the many black and white drawings, and the carefully researched text are an affectionate look at old Toronto. The personal stories behind the facades are loving told by Mary Anne Roberts, who traces their history through the people who built them and the people who have lived (or worked, worshipped, or were entertained) in them." Tiny dent on top edge of front board. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, closed tear on front hinge - taped on inside. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
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