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PILOTS:  CANADIAN STORIES FROM THE COCKPIT., Melady, John.
141 Melady, John. PILOTS: CANADIAN STORIES FROM THE COCKPIT.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1989 0771058632 / 9780771058639 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
269 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs. "This is the story of flying in Canada - told by the men and women who have lived it, the pilots. The story begins with John McCurdy's history-making flight in the 'Silver Dart' over the frozen shores of Lake Bras d'Or, Baddeck, in 1909, and moves through the years, documenting the landmark flights, retelling the yarns and lore of flying, and introducing the heroes - the famous and the unsung." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine, minor browning at top edge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
GOD IS IN THE ATTIC., Merry, Herbert C.
142 Merry, Herbert C. GOD IS IN THE ATTIC.
Oakville, Ontario Self-published 1979 First Edition Soft Cover Good Inscribed By Author
133 pp, 8 5/8" H. B&w illustrations, family tree. Inscribed on half title page: "Best Wishes / Herbert C. Merry." "A nostalgic look at events as they occurred in Oakville, Ontario around the turn of the century. (D)eals with the author's life as a very, very young boy. The book tells of a return to King's Castle, the author's birthplace - a many gabled, four storied house. It describes various and amusing happenings that took place in the often carefree years preceeding the First World War Armistice. Childhood 'goings on' were just as mischievious in those days as now - there were not the the distractions of to-day. Trips to ice cream parlors, toy shops, butcher shops, the Church and barn are all described in amusing fashion. There is even a Castle ghost. (G)ently reminds the reader of times and places when life was lived at a more leisurely and happier pace." Interior - previous owner's label on half title page, progressively softer crease on pages up to approx. page 20, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - several creases down covers, tiny dent on front cover, very light browning on spine and at edges of covers, some small faint water marks on top of text block. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
TRY THE BOOGIE HOLE., Merry, Herbert C.  Inscribed.  Preface by Allan M. Masson.
143 Merry, Herbert C. Inscribed. Preface by Allan M. Masson. TRY THE BOOGIE HOLE.
Oakville, Ontario Self-published 1981 First Edition Soft Cover Good Inscribed By Author
140 pp, 8 1/4" H. B&w illustrations, family tree. Inscribed on half title page: "Best Wishes / Herbert C. Merry". "(T)he continued narration of (Mr. Merry's) early years in Oakville, Ontario. (P)icks up life in the Merry family where 'God is in the Attic' left off with the move from King's Castle to the large red brick home on Dundas Street known as Cramond House. (It) takes the reader through the early 1900's from the end of World War I, through the terrible flu epidemic and from the horse and buggy days to the advent of the automobile with its changing lifestyles." - Norma Roberts. Imterior - previous owner's label on first page, a few pages with a small corner crease - most are soft, minor soiling in margin of page 27, small ink smudges in margins of page 28 & 29. Exterior - soft creases down covers, small crease at bottom corner of covers, very light browning on spine, book is slightly cocked. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE PIONEERS.  BASED ON THE SASKATCHEWAN RADIO SERIES., Metz, Sharon.  Edited by Murray Long.
144 Metz, Sharon. Edited by Murray Long. THE PIONEERS. BASED ON THE SASKATCHEWAN RADIO SERIES.
Regina Crown Investments, Corporation of Saskatchewan 1981 0969081707 / 9780969081708 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good Gail Duesterbeck. 
93 pp, oblong (8 1/2" H x 11" D. B&w illustrations. A collection of vignettes about the people and places of early Saskatchewan, including: The Great Chief Crowfoot; Sun Dance; Indians and the Eclipse; Fur Company Rivalry; Fort Whoop-Up; Smallpox; Buffalo Hunting Caravans; Banking at Goldfields; Claim Jumping; Grasshoppers; Walter Merryfield; The Blizzard of '92; The Lost Child of Moose Mountain; Medicine Man's Treatment; Fighting a Forest Fire; The Hourie Family; The Outlaw Trail; Prairie Surveyors; Barr Colonists; Trials of the Early Bachelors; Aunty Martin's Gopher Pie; Early Saskatchewan Hotels; Lunch Counters of Yesterday; Old Time Remedies; Wills of the Pioneers, etc., etc. Interior - tiny bump at top corner of first 18 pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - book is slightly cocked, has very small crease at top corner of front over, very light blue color offset on front cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ROBERT GOURLAY, GADFLY.  THE BIOGRAPHY OF ROBERT (FLEMING) GOURLAY, 1778-1863, FORERUNNER OF THE REBELLION OF UPPER CANADA, 1837., Milani, Lois Darroch.
145 Milani, Lois Darroch. ROBERT GOURLAY, GADFLY. THE BIOGRAPHY OF ROBERT (FLEMING) GOURLAY, 1778-1863, FORERUNNER OF THE REBELLION OF UPPER CANADA, 1837.
Thornhill, Ontario Ampersand 1971 0969044208 / 9780969044208 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ Signed by Author
275 pp, 9 1/4" H. Map endpapers, b&w plates. Signed by author on title page. The date, 1971, is supplied in ink on copyright page. "Robert Gourlay has been adulated and scorned in three countries. He was involved in the tumult of the movement for political and social reform in Scotland and England (that has often been overshadowed by the French Revolution and war with Napoleon) and in the political protest in Upper Canada between the war of 1812 and the rebellion of 1837." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light edge wear, one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, very light browning on spine, one small tear - several pieces of old tape on inside edges. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
146 Miller, Muriel BLISS CARMAN: QUEST & REVOLT.
St. John's, Newfoundland Jesperson Press 1985 0920502628 / 9780920502624 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
304 pp., 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "In this colourful and lively biography, we are urged to a new appreciation of the romantic and mythical vision of one of Canada's most important poets. In his lifetime, Bliss Carman enjoyed wide popularity in Canada, the United States and Europe, and the author shows a sensitive and knowledgeable understanding in her approach to the poet's life and work - his early years at home in New Brunswick, education in England and Scotland and his search for attention and recognition in the United States. Miller provides a lucid account of the world as it is seen through the poet's eyes and a rare look at the writing and publishing community as both struggled for survival in Carman's time." Very light browning to edges of text block, light wear at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
LETTERS OF MARSHALL MCLUHAN., Molinaro, Matie; McLuhan, Corinne; Toye, William - Editors.  (Marshall McLuhan)
147 Molinaro, Matie; McLuhan, Corinne; Toye, William - Editors. (Marshall McLuhan) LETTERS OF MARSHALL MCLUHAN.
Toronto Oxford University Press 1987 0195405943 / 9780195405941 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
562 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "Marshall McLuahn (1911-1980) became one of the most famous men of the sixties and seventies and the involuntary founder of an unofficial cult. His reputation as a communications theorist was established by two of many books. 'The Gutenberg Galaxy: The Making of Typographic Man' (1962) explains how society and human psychology were changed when pre-literate oral culture was supplanted with the invention of the phonetic alphabet and a manuscript culture gave way to the Gutenberg era of movable type, the printing press, and mass-produced books. 'Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man' (1964), McLuhan's most widely read book, explores the electronic age and its effects on individuals and society. The letters in this collection - which in the early years provide a fascinating background to McLuhan's life and intellectual growth - are filled with discussions of ideas that altered people's understanding of many aspects of the electronic age they lived in. They reveal not only the amiability of a man who earned the friendship and respect of many outstanding people of his day, but also his staggering knowledge of the literature of the great writers and thinkers of the past and present, which inspired him to achieve his penetrating insights into his age and to become its most renowned interpreter. Collectively they furnish a readable and comprehensible gloss on the ideas that made McLuhan's name. His correspondents - distinguished scholars and colleagues, celebrated politicians, famous journalists, and stars of popular culture - range from Woody Allen to Tom Wolfe. The letters are organized in three sections, each with a period introduction: 1931-1936 takes McLuhan through the University of Manitoba and Cambridge University. 1936-1946 covers one year's teaching at the University of Wisconsin; two years at Saint Louis University; one year, with his bride, at Cambridge for work on his Ph.D.; four more years at Saint Louis; and two at Assumption College, Windsor, Ontario. This period includes many letters to Wyndham Lewis. The last section begins in 1946, when McLuhan joined the staff of St Michael's College, University of Toronto. (Two years later he began a long correspondence with Ezra Pound.) Covering the period of McLuhan's fame, it ends in September 1979 with a letter to Pierre Elliott Trudeau, written shortly before McLuhan suffered a stroke that rendered him speechless. This rich and varied collection of over 450 letters, by a man whose thought exerted a singular influence throughout the western world, is an important contribution to the cultural history of the twentieth century." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling, very minor rubbing. 
Price: 18.00 USD
 
 
148 Molson, Karen. HARTLAND DE MONTARVILLE MOLSON: MAN OF HONOUR.
Richmond Hill, Ontario Firefly Books 2006 155407150X / 9781554071500 First Edition Soft Cover with Self Flaps Near Fine 
328 pp, 9 3/4" H. B&w photographs. "As an entrepreneur, at the age of 26 (Hartland de Montarville Molson) was the president of Dominion Skyways, a pioneering airline. Soon after war was declared he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force and received the Order of the British Empire for flying more than 60 combat missions during the Battle of Britain. After the war (he) returned to the family brewing business. He was Vice-President in 1950, Chairman in 1966 and Director in 1983, contributing greatly to the continued growth of the company. Called to the Senate in 1955 at age 48, he sat as an independent. For the next 38 years he was a very able and influential speaker who was not afraid to voice his opinion. In 1958 Hartland and his brother Tom formed the Molson Foundation to support 'innovative projects in the fields of health and welfare, education and social development, and the humanities'. To the end of his life this fascinating, talented and wealthy man was concerned with fulfilling his responsibility to his family and giving something back to the country in which he had played so large a part." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - tiny bump on rear flap-fold. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
MY CANADIAN LEAVES.  FACSIMILE EDITION., Monck, Frances E.O.
149 Monck, Frances E.O. MY CANADIAN LEAVES. FACSIMILE EDITION.
Canadian Library Service / University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1963, facsimile reprint edition of 2,000 copies - this copy unnumbered. 
168 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover (green cloth with gold lettering and decoration on front board) - no dust jacket. Monotone photographs on front and rear pastedowns. A facsimile reprint of Frances Monck's journal of her year (1864-5) in Lower Canada (with marginalia and corrections by the author), detailing the social life of the upper classes - the travel, balls, personalities, sports, the military, etc., as well as observations on scenery, weather, modes of transport, settlement, etc. Mrs. Monck was the sister-in-law of Lord Monck, Governor-General of Canada, 1861-1867. Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Near Fine 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
LIFE IN THE CLEARINGS.  TO WHICH IS ADDED THIS AUTHOR'S INTRODUCTION TO MARK HURDLESTONE., Moodie, Susanna.  Edited and introduced by Robert L. McDougall.
150 Moodie, Susanna. Edited and introduced by Robert L. McDougall. LIFE IN THE CLEARINGS. TO WHICH IS ADDED THIS AUTHOR'S INTRODUCTION TO MARK HURDLESTONE.
Toronto Macmillan of Canada 1959 Hard Cover Very Good - Good+ 
298 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H). Eight b&w plates plus fold-out map - collated. Includes the author's introduction to her novel, "Mark Hurdlestone". "Mrs. Moodie, a refined and sophisticated person by upbringing and inclination, looks, not back, but about her at the relatively advanced society which had grown up in the clearings along the 'front' of the St. Lawrence and Lake Ontario. Here we are concerned, not with the woodsman's axe and the primitive struggle against nature, not with the solitary but with social man. Mrs. Moodie is quite sure that this society is in a much healthier condition than the one she had known in England: She associates the improvement with the mixing of the classes in the new society and thinks that the absence of convention and prejudice in the relations between various occupational groups is partly due to a 'friendly' American influence. She likes the greater liveliness in social intercourse, and better still she likes the way in which the stripping away of the old preconceptions makes possible a true estimate of a man's worth which she sees simply as the sum of his native ability, his industry, his moral training and his education." First published in 1853 . Minor browning to pages, light cigarette odor, a few tiny light stains in top margin of pages 264 & 265, light browning to edges of textblock, minor wrinking at top/bottom of spine, minor soiling on bottom of textblock. Dust jacket has light edgewear/wrinkling, light browning on spine and flap-folds, light rubbing, a few tiny water marks on spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
151 Moodie, Susanna. Edited and introduced by Robert L. McDougall. LIFE IN THE CLEARINGS. TO WHICH IS ADDED THIS AUTHOR'S INTRODUCTION TO MARK HURDLESTONE.
Toronto Macmillan of Canada 1966 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Good 
298 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H). Map endpapers. Eight b&w plates plus facsimile of first edition (1853) title page - collated. Includes the author's introduction to her novel, "Mark Hurdlestone". "Mrs. Moodie, a refined and sophisticated person by upbringing and inclination, looks, not back, but about her at the relatively advanced society which had grown up in the clearings along the 'front' of the St. Lawrence and Lake Ontario. Here we are concerned, not with the woodsman's axe and the primitive struggle against nature, not with the solitary but with social man. Mrs. Moodie is quite sure that this society is in a much healthier condition than the one she had known in England: She associates the improvement with the mixing of the classes in the new society and thinks that the absence of convention and prejudice in the relations between various occupational groups is partly due to a 'friendly' American influence. She likes the greater liveliness in social intercourse, and better still she likes the way in which the stripping away of the old preconceptions makes possible a true estimate of a man's worth which she sees simply as the sum of his native ability, his industry, his moral training and his education." Wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one crease across spine, very small bump to top corner of both boards. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has moderate edge wear/wrinkling, tiny edge tears and chips - archivally taped, light rubbing, minor soiling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
152 Morris, Eric C. SOFT FOCUS. GROWING UP ENGLISH IN MONTREAL.
Toronto St. David's Press / University of Toronto Press 1993 0969677901 / 9780969677901 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
160 pp, 9 1/4" H. "Sit back and enjoy some genuine wit and wisdom somewhat in the style of Stephen Leacock." The author recounts his boyhood in the predominantly English-speaking neighbourhood of Montreal West, from his arrival from England as a toddler just after the First World War to high school days, with some background of his father's earlier arrival in Canada. Very minor edge wear. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling and minor rubbing, tiny dent on front hinge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
153 Morton, W.L., edited and with introduction by. Assisted by Vera K. Fast. Preface (and based on materials provided by) R.D. Symons. (Monica Storrs.) GOD'S GALLOPING GIRL: THE PEACE RIVER DIARIES OF MONICA STORRS, 1929-1931.
University of British Columbia Press, Vancouver, (1984), reprint. 
307 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. B&w photos, drawing, map. "What brough Monica Storrs to embark on a wilderness life in the depressed thirties amidst the hardships of B.C.'s Peace River country - the last North American frontier?...A refined woman of 41, the delicately reared daughter of the dean of Rochester Cathedral, she was following a family tradition in seeking missionary work in rough and alien surroundings. Her mission was the settlers and the frontier. She came to teach Sunday School and the traditions of guiding and scouting to tough, work-hardened country children. She rode horseback to bring the gospel to the families of isolated farmers and trappers. She welcomed the poor and hungry to her home - both the god-fearing and the godless. And she was, for the most part, welcome in theirs...Overcoming early fears of failure and rejection, she learned to subdue the prejudices of her moral and social upbringing and at last won acceptance and a permanent place in the heart of the north..." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, very light rubbing, spine flat and uncreased. Very Good 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE SKY'S NO LIMIT., Munro, Raymond Z.
154 Munro, Raymond Z. THE SKY'S NO LIMIT.
Toronto Key Porter 1985 0919493696 / 9780919493698 First Edition Hard Cover Good Very Good- 
288 pp, 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs. "Munro has had enough adventures and brushes with death to fill ten lifetimes - like the time a cannon shell exploded off the wing of his Spitfire over the English Channel; or the time he took on the Vancouver Police Department and exposed corruption in its ranks; or the time his hot air balloon crashed in gale force winds in the wintry Irish Sea; or the time he caroused with movie great Errol Flynn in Mexico. He draws vivid portraits of the many people and personalities he has known throughout his action-filled life, including Gary Cooper, Tony Curtis, Marilyn Monroe, air ace Sir Douglas Bader and Eleanor Roosevelt." Very small bump to top corner of pages, bump to top corner of boards, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light to moderate wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE LAST BUFFALO:  THE STORY OF FREDERICK ARTHUR VERNER, PAINTER OF THE CANADIAN WEST., Murray, Joan.
155 Murray, Joan. THE LAST BUFFALO: THE STORY OF FREDERICK ARTHUR VERNER, PAINTER OF THE CANADIAN WEST.
Toronto Pagurian 1984 0889321302 / 9780889321304 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Frederick Arthur Verner. 
192 pp, 10 7/8" H11 3/4" D. B&w and colour reproductions, b&w photographs. "Frederick Arthur Verner was one of the great artists of western North America in the nineteenth century. (He) was born in Halton County, Ontario, in 1836, (and) lived through the period when the Canadian West was being tamed and settled, the fur trade was coming to an end, and the Indians were submitting to the treaties. He had a glimpse of how it had been at an earlier period, and his paintings, most frequently of Indian and buffalo subjects, typically combine careful observation with an Arcadian vision of a lost era, and are among the most evocative works of Canadian nineteenth century art. (This) is the first major book to be published on Frederick Arthur Verner. (Joan Murray presents) a vivid and far more detailed account of his life than has ever been given before, and in surveying the whole range of his work as an artist, gives it a fresh and sensitive new interpretation." Very minor edge wear, small area of shelf soiling on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - moderate at top of spine, small faint water stain at bottom inside of spine, three very small dents on rear panel and one on spine, minor rubbing. 
Price: 150.00 USD
 
 
156 Neatby, H. Blair. WILLIAM LYON MACKENZIE KING. VOLUME III, 1932-1939: THE PRISM OF UNITY. (VOLUME 3).
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1976 0802053815 / 9780802053817 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
366 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. Volume 3 only. "(T)reats the depression years when King was first in Opposition and then the years after 1935 when he was once again Prime Minister; it is a masterly analysis of how one of the most enigmatic figures in Canadian history made shrewd and critical political decisions. Attention is paid in turn to his clearly successful tactics as Leader of the Opposition; the election campaign of 1935; a wide range of his domestic policies, including those on unemploy-ment, inflation, relief, and trade; and to a series of international crises - the Ethiopian crisis, the Spanish Civil War, Anschluss, and Munich - that culminated in the Second World War. At all times, King's over-riding concern was to preserve national unity at home and to avoid commitments abroad, either through the British Commonwealth or the League of Nations. We see King in his relations with other Canadian leaders - Aberhart, Pattullo, Hepburn, Duplessis, and Bennett - and with world leaders - Roosevelt, Baldwin, Chamberlain and Hitler. We also see the personal side of the man, and the link between the private and public figure." Book is clean and bright. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
157 Nichol, Eric, editor. (Francis Dickens.) DICKENS OF THE MOUNTED: THE ASTONISHING LONG-LOST LETTERS OF INSPECTOR F. DICKENS NWMP, 1874-1886.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1989 0771068077 / 9780771068072 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
294 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). Map on front endpapers, reproductions of letters on rear endpapers. "Few people know that Charles Dickens had a son who served in the North-West Mounted Police in the days when the Canadian West was wild. Those historians who mention his twelve years in the force (1874-1886) dismiss him as a round peg in a square hole, a fat, stammering, slightly deaf, alcoholic Englishman with a tendency to fall off his horse in the course of tense confrontations with Indian warriors. These recently discovered letters home to England set the record straight, and reveal the true Dickens. Not only do these letters tell us much about the Dickens family, even to the point of parodying 'Pa's' purple prose, they also tell us a great deal about early Canada as Dickens saw it in Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, and Winnipeg, and in forts all across the prairies. Dickens met everyone worth meeting in the West - including Crowfoot, Gabriel Dumont, Sam Steele, Jerry Potts, and Louis Riel - and even encountered famous visitors such as Sitting Bull, the Governor General, and Col. Harry Flashman (whom he calls 'a humbug'). And while he may have blotted his copy-book surrendering Fort Pitt to Riel's rebels, we learn here that he deserves credit for inspiring the Mounties' Musical Ride and the phrase 'a Mountie always gets his man'. Editor Nichol's wonderful skills have brought this man so alive that when we part from Frank Dickens at the end of the book, we do so with the sense of having lost a friend." Small area of light browning on top of text block. Dust jacket has tiny dent on rear panel, very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A PAINTBRUSH IN MY HAND., Odjig, Daphne.  Through R.M. Vanderburgh and M.E. Southcott.
158 Odjig, Daphne. Through R.M. Vanderburgh and M.E. Southcott. A PAINTBRUSH IN MY HAND.
Toronto Natural Heritage 1992 092047473X / 9780920474730 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
174 pp, 10 3/4" H. B&w photographs, colour and b&w reproductions. "Throughout (this book) Daphne Odjig's story has been told by herself as related through R.M. Vanderburgh and M.E. Southcott. As a product of an oral tradition that was still flourishing during her childhood in the village of Wikwemikong on Manitoulin Island in Georgian Bay, Daphne became a superb storyteller, in the tradition of her elders. It is this inheritance that she has built on as she told her stories to her two collaborators. Odjig's skills as a storyteller are reflected in the impressionistic introductions to many of the chapters. Her lively expresion of events and activities in her life come vividly alive for Vanderburgh who has maintained as much as possible the authenticity of Odjig's narratives and tried to pass these impressions along to the reader. Odjig's skill in visual communication is evident in the paintings reproduced here. Southcott has tried to pass on to the reader the thoughts and emotions the artist experienced in the creation of these paintings." Tiny repaired tear at bottom of front inside hinge, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small bump to bottom corner of each board. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing, small tear on front panel near hinge - archivally taped, tiny dent on front hinge, tiny sticker removal mark on front panel. 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
159 Oliver, Peter. G. HOWARD FERGUSON: ONTARIO TORY.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1977 0802033466 / 9780802033468 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Inscribed By Author
501 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. Inscribed on title page: "For John Watson, / with my very best wishes, / Peter Oliver". "As premier of Ontario from 1923 to 1930, G. Howard Ferguson was the most successful, the most colourful, and perhaps the ablest of Canadian politicians of his time. Largely as a result of his leadership, the Ontario Tories emerged from the debacle of their 1919 defeat to eliminate virtually all political opposition - and launch the Conservative dynasty in Ontario. Peter Oliver's study of Ferguson's life and times provides both a revealing picture of a political professional of driving ambition and rare talent and a commentary on a largely rural society dealing with the challenges of industrialization and urbanization." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, previous owner's name stamp on free front endpaper, minor glue residue on endpapers, minor browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, light edge browning, one very small tear archivally taped some rubbing with color loss at bottom of spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
160 Osler, E.B. THE MAN WHO HAD TO HANG: LOUIS RIEL.
Longmans, Green, Toronto, (1961), Ist edition. 
320 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. "Whether he was a martyr to his country's growth or the traitor he was branded, and why the jury's recommendation for mercy was ignored have been the unhappy questions on Canada's conscience since that November morning in 1885 when Louis Riel walked to the gallows 'with the dignity of a king'. Although one of the author's illustrious forebears appeared for the prosecution, E.B. Osler takes his stand unequivocally on the side of Riel; and every fair-minded Canadian will want to give him a hearing." Previous owner's name on front pastedown, small, light stain on textblock fore edge and a few very tiny stains on bottom of text block, light browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket is lightly browned, with small chips/tears(archivally taped)/creases at edges, light edge wear. VG/G+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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