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CONFEDERATION AT THE CROSSROADS:  THE CANADIAN CONSTITUTION., Hopkins, Russell.
141 Hopkins, Russell. CONFEDERATION AT THE CROSSROADS: THE CANADIAN CONSTITUTION.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1968 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket Inscribed By Author
423 pp, 9 1/4" H. Black covers with gilt lettering/decoration on spine. Inscribed on front free endpaper: "To the Hon W. Ross Macdonald: / In recollection of / many happy collaborations / and with best wishes / for the future! / Russell Hopkins / April, 1968." Contents: Author's Preface; A Challenge and a Dilemma; Bagehot's England: The Crown and the Lords; Bagehot's England: The Commons and the Cabinet; Constitutional Beginnings in Canada; Responsible Government; Discord and Deadlock: 1854-64; The Genesis of Confederation; The London Conference, 1866; The Nature and Structure of the B.N.A. Act; The Courts and the Constitution; External Affairs and the Constitution; The Formal Amendment of the Canadian Constitution; The Modern House of Commons; The Modern Senate; The Modern Executive; Retrospect and Prospect; Appendices; Bibliography; Index. Light toning to page margins, some light browning on half-title and title pages, light browning to edges of text block, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, tiny crease at bottom corner of pages 217 to 226, small separation at headband/text block. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
THE DIRTY THIRTIES:  CANADIANS IN THE GREAT DEPRESSION., Horne, Michiel, editor.  Edward W. Beatty, Harvey H. Black, Sir Henry Thornton, E.D. Loney, S.H. Logan, Eugene A. Forsey, R.H. Coats, H. Blair Neatby, F.R. Scott, A.C. Stewart, Angus L. Macdonald, Leonard C. Marsh, General A.G.L. McNaughton, et al.
142 Horne, Michiel, editor. Edward W. Beatty, Harvey H. Black, Sir Henry Thornton, E.D. Loney, S.H. Logan, Eugene A. Forsey, R.H. Coats, H. Blair Neatby, F.R. Scott, A.C. Stewart, Angus L. Macdonald, Leonard C. Marsh, General A.G.L. McNaughton, et al. THE DIRTY THIRTIES: CANADIANS IN THE GREAT DEPRESSION.
Copp, Clark 1972 Soft Cover Good+ 
728 pp, 8 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. "How did people live through the Depression of the 1930s? (T)he Depression irrevocably altered the attitudes of those who endured it, and consequently has subtly shaped the life styles of their children. This fascinating collection contains accounts from various classes - farmers, fishermen, industrial and extractive workers, white collar workers, members of the professions, independent proprietors, rentiers, managers - and those who belonged only to the vast mass of unemployed. Personal histories are nicely balanced by comments from academic writers, from journalists, social workers, policemen, the clergy, and from politicians and others who offered a bewildering selection of 'cures'. The final section of the book presents the reminiscences of several well-known Canadians." Interior - light toning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light browning to edgers of text block, three varying size creases at bottom corner of rear cover, two tiny corner creases on front cover, light edge wear - mainly on spine, two faint creases on spine, light rubbing - mainly on spine. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
AMPLE MANSIONS:  THE VICEREGAL RESIDENCES OF THE CANADIAN PROVINCES., Hubbard, R.H.  Foreword by Her Excellency, Jeanne Sauve.
143 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
 
 
144 Humber, William. FREEWHEELING: THE STORY OF BICYCLING IN CANADA.
Erin, Ontario Boston Mills 1986 0919783376 / 9780919783379 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good - 
160 pp, 11" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions. Contents: Introduction; A Portrait of Canada in the Country of Bicycling; Bicycling: A Nineteenth-Century Passion; From Heart's Content to Dawson: Bicycle Fever Spreads Throughout the Dominion; The Business of Cycling; Off to War: The Story of the Canadian Corps Cyclists' Battalion; Touring: A Canadian Journey in Three Parts (Part One: Lyman Hotchkiss Bagg's Voyage of Discovery in 1880s Canada / Part Two: Bicycling Across Canada in the Twentieth Century / Part Three: Three Tours - Tour One: Prairie Cycling - Tour Two: Through Cape Breton - Tour Three: Newfoundland Journey); High-Wheels and Safeties: The Early Days of Bicycle Racing; Six Days Shall They Labour; Canada Against the World: The Ascent of Steve Bauer. Interior - crease at bottom corner of last pages 151 to 160, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - medium crease at bottom corner of rear cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
CATALOGUE NO. 57:  INSTRUMENTS & SUPPLIES FOR SURVEYORS, ENGINEERS, ARCHITECTS & DRAUGHTSMEN.  PHOTOGRAMMETRIC & METEOROLOGICAL INSTRUMENTS, BLUE AND DIRECT PROCESS PAPERS, CLOTHS & FILMS., Instruments (1951) Limited.
145 Instruments (1951) Limited. CATALOGUE NO. 57: INSTRUMENTS & SUPPLIES FOR SURVEYORS, ENGINEERS, ARCHITECTS & DRAUGHTSMEN. PHOTOGRAMMETRIC & METEOROLOGICAL INSTRUMENTS, BLUE AND DIRECT PROCESS PAPERS, CLOTHS & FILMS.
Ottawa Instruments (1951) Limited Hard Cover Very Good - 
440 pp, 9 1/8" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions of instruments and accessories available for surveyors, engineers, architects and draughtsmen in the mid-20th century. There is an pouch on the rear pastedown (perhaps once containing samples), but it is now empty. Minor edge wear, very light browning to edges of text block, crease at bottom of spine, very light wrinkling at top of spine, some areas of very light rubbing on spine and front panel color; light soiling on bottom edge of boards, slightly on bottom of text block and on rear board. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
146 Jack, Donald. Forewords by Pierre Berton and Martin M. Hoffman, M.D. ROGUES, REBELS, AND GENIUSES: THE STORY OF CANADIAN MEDICINE.
Toronto Doubleday Canada 1981 0385155751 / 9780385155755 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
662 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "(A) lively and absorbing account of more than 400 years of medicine in Canada, from the Indian shamans to the present day. Canadian doctors have made an enormous contribution to world medicine - their achievements range from the discovery of insulin to the development of the cobalt bomb. And the famouse names are here: Grenfell, Archibald, Osler, Bethune, Penfield, Selye, Banting. But, as Pierre Berton points out in his foreword, (this) is 'more than a history of Canadian medicine: in a curious way it is also a history of the Canadian nation. In his monumental examination of the place of doctors in our history, Donald Jack makes it clear that since Cartier's day medical men have been bound up in the development of the country - not only as practitioners but also as politicians, explorers, gadflies, soldiers, community leaders.' The author brings to his subject not only a depth of research but a novelist's eye for the dramatic, the humorous, and the eccentric. The medical men and women who appear in these pages, 'in their furs and shirtsleeves, bloodstained frock coats and sterilzed gowns, tell an intensely personal story of triumphant response to challenge; triumphant not least because their lives affirm the supreme value of the individual ego'." Wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor rubbing. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine, light rubbing, slight browning to top/bottom edges. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE STORY OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN DENTAL CORPS., Jackson, H.M., Lieut.-Colonel.
147 Jackson, H.M., Lieut.-Colonel. THE STORY OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN DENTAL CORPS.
Royal Canadian Dental Corps 1956 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good 
475 pp, 9 1/4" H. Green cloth with gold lettering on spine, gold lettering/badge on front board - no dust jacket (as issued). B&w photographs. Contents: Foreword; Introduction; Military Dentistry and the Dental Surgeons of the C.A.M.C.; The Great War of 1914-19; The Post-War Period; The Reorganization of 1935; Reorganization in 1939 and the Outbreak of War; Organization in Canada; Dental Headquarters and Its Early Problems; Keeping Pace with Expanding Services; Training: Demobilization; The District Companies; ditto (ii); The Ist Divisional Dental Company, C.A.S.F.; Intermediate Overseas Base and Headquarters; Companies Prepare for Action; More Companies Are Alerted; Dental Services with the R.C.A.F.; ditto (ii); With the Royal Canadian Navy; North Africa, Sicily and Italy; Preparations for Operation "Overlord"; Normandy; North-West Europe; Germany; Through to the Finish; Special Forces; The Post-War Corps; Appendices. Light edge wear, wrinkling at top of spine, small tear at top corner of front board - repaired, tiny light stain on fore-edge of text block. 
Price: 60.00 USD
 
 
ENGLAND, SCOTLAND & FRANCE:  IMPRESSIONS OF A TEN THOUSAND MILES' TOUR., James, Geo. M. (George).
148 James, Geo. M. (George). ENGLAND, SCOTLAND & FRANCE: IMPRESSIONS OF A TEN THOUSAND MILES' TOUR.
Belleville, Ontario The James' Texts Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
79 pp, 8 3/4" H. c1932. "Mr. and Mrs. G.M. James left their home, 339 Charles St., Belleville, Ontario, on April 25, 1932, and sailed from Montreal on April 29 for London, England. After visiting many important places in London and throughout England, they went to Edinburgh and various parts of Scotland and finally to Paris and many historic places in France. Their return journey began at Southampton on July 16 and they arrived back home on July 30, after an absence of over three months. The following matter appeared from time to time in The Ontario Intelligencer, Belleville's splendid daily newspaper, in the form of letters descriptive of the scenes, facts and incidents encountered by Mr. James . At the request of many enthusiastic readers, the fifteen long letters have been revised and printed in combined form along with some other details which Mr. James did not have time while abroad to write out in full." Interior - minor browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light browning to edges of textblock, tiny tear at top of spine, small soft crease at bottom corner of covers and soft crease at bottom edge of covers. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
149 Jameson, Sheilagh S. With Nola B. Erickson. CHAUTAUQUA IN CANADA.
Calgary, Alberta Glenbow-Alberta Institute 1979 0919224075 / 9780919224070 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
161 pp, 9 3/8" H x 10 3/16" D. B&w photographs, reproductions. "Chautauqua brought education, inspiration, and entertainment to the people of Canada. They flocked to the brown tents - symbols of the movement - to hear noted lecturers, listen to good music, and see live theatre. To many in small towns across the prairies and in isolated areas it brought their only opportunity for a cultural experience; it brightened their lives by bringing a touch of drama, a glimpse of far away places and a sense of magic, and thus filled an important need in their lives. This book traces the history of its phenomenon in Canada. It touches on its beginnings in the United States and on the lives of its Canadian founders, John M. and Nola B. Erickson. The work of the Ericksons in developing Chautauqua, the activities of the many young people who assisted in operating the circuits, and the experiences of the talent who appeared on the platforms, are all a part of the story." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few tiny edge tears archivally taped. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE AQUATIC EXPLORERS:  A HISTORY OF THE FISHERIES RESEARCH BOARD OF CANADA., Johnstone, Kenneth.
150 Johnstone, Kenneth. THE AQUATIC EXPLORERS: A HISTORY OF THE FISHERIES RESEARCH BOARD OF CANADA.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1977 0802022707 / 9780802022707 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good 
342 pp, 10 1/2" H. B&w photographs. "In 1898 a group of scientists, working without pay, often under hazardous conditions with only the most primitive equipment, began a systematic study of the fishes of Canada's inland and marine waters. The team operated under the aegis of a board of management which was later to evolve into the Fisheries Research Board, a scientific organization that has placed Candada among the world's leaders in fishery knowledge. This history of the Fisheries Research Board examines the aims and achievements of its research, its attempts to deal with the often conflicting demands of pure and applied science, and its confrontations with a frequently uncomprehending and dissatisfied government. The people who shaped and sustained the organization figure prominently in the account. In-depth taped interviews with senior members and employees, as well as the Annual Reports and other publications of the Department of Fisheries, have enabled (the author) to produce a rich history of a remarkable scientific organization." Very light wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
WARPATHS:  TRAVELS OF A MILITARY HISTORIAN IN NORTH AMERICA., Keegan, John.
151 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.
152 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
 
 
153 Keith, Janet. THE COLLEGIATE INSTITUTE BOARD OF OTTAWA. A SHORT HISTORY: 1843-1969.
Ottawa Collegiate Institute Board of Ottawa Hard Cover Very Good+ 
115 pp, 10" H. c1969. Dark blue cloth with gold lettering on front board. Compliments slip laid in. B&w photographs, reproductions. Contents: Trustees and Administrators; Secondary Schools; Cirriculum; Teachers; Students; Members of the Collegiate Institute Board; Secretary-Treasurers ditto; Members of the Industrial Advisory Committee; Members of the Commercial ditto; Members of the Advisory Vocational Committee; Members of the Advisory Committee on French Language Instruction; Members of the Advisory Committee on Schools for Trainable Retarded Children; Principals of Secondary Schools; Ottawa Secondary Schools; Reference Notes; Note on Author. Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
154 King, M. Christine. (E.W.R. Steacie.) E.W.R. STEACIE AND SCIENCE IN CANADA.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1989 0802026672 / 9780802026675 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
243 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs. "(C)anadian science began to develop quickly (during and after the Second World War), and in the 1950s the rise in Canada's position as a scientific nation was phenomenal. The laboratories of the National Research Council in Ottawa became centres of scientific excellence to which young scientists from five continents eagerly gravitated. Much of this development was due to the ability, vision, and enthusiasm of Ned Steacie, president of the NRC from 1952 to 1962. (This book) recounts a classic case of the right man in the right place at the right time. Under Steacie's leadership the NRC achieved an international status that scientific institutions around the world envied, and with a swiftness that has seldom been matched." Dust jacket has soft crease at top edge of front panel. NF/VG+ 
Price: 16.00 USD
 
 
KICKING ASS IN CANADIAN POLITICS., Kinsella, Warren.  Inscribed.
155 Kinsella, Warren. Inscribed. KICKING ASS IN CANADIAN POLITICS.
Random House Canada, n.p., 2001, first printing. 
245 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0679310851 INSCRIBED ON HALF TITLE PAGE: "TO T____ BEST WISHES & MANY THANKS! WARREN NOV. 2001". ALSO INSCRIBED ON VERSO OF FRONT FREE ENDPAPER: "T____, HOPEFULLY MY RETIREMENT WILL BE AS ENJOYABLE AS YOURS, MIKE HARRIS". The second inscription is in two different coloured inks (possibly two different hands). "(F)or the first time, Kinsella lifts the veil on what really goes on inside campaigns - and it's not pretty. This is the good, the bad and the ugly of partisan politics, and Kinsella argues that all three are necessary for a healthy and democratic political dialogue. But this isn't a cynic's book on how to manipulate the voting public. The advice from the Prince of Darkness is 'stay on message, and stick to the truth'. Those practitioners of the black arts who resort to lies and cheating are most often burned at the stake by the voters. And he marshals plenty of evidence and insider stories from the hottest campaigns and campaigners in Canada and the United States - among them, James Carville, Besey Wright, Haley Barbour and Dick Morris - to prove his point. Your'll learn about push-polling, frugging, ratf**king, quick response, dirty tricks and oppo, and you'll learn how to counter them all. You'll be treated to Kinsella's Twelve Handy Tips for Surviving Encounters with Unethical, Unscrupulous, Unprincipled Political Journalists, as well as to his unique rating system on whose political reporting you can trust. This is a must-read not only for political junkies but also for marketers and PR flaks alike: it is a handbook, not only on how to win, but how to make sure your opponent loses." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has some minor rubbing/tiny shallow dints on rear panel. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
LITERARY HISTORY OF CANADA:  CANADIAN LITERATURE IN ENGLISH.  SECOND EDITION.  3 VOLUME SET., Klinck, Carl F., editor.  Victor Hopwood, Fred Cogswell, Edith Fowke, Gordon Roper, Elizabeth Waterston, Roy Daniells, Desmond Pacey, Munro Beattie, Northrop Frye, George Woodcock, Claude Bissell, Henry B. Mayo, Sheila A. Egoff, Brandon Conron,  et al.
156 Klinck, Carl F., editor. Victor Hopwood, Fred Cogswell, Edith Fowke, Gordon Roper, Elizabeth Waterston, Roy Daniells, Desmond Pacey, Munro Beattie, Northrop Frye, George Woodcock, Claude Bissell, Henry B. Mayo, Sheila A. Egoff, Brandon Conron, et al. LITERARY HISTORY OF CANADA: CANADIAN LITERATURE IN ENGLISH. SECOND EDITION. 3 VOLUME SET.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1976 Second Edition. Hard Cover Very Good+ 
550 pp, 410 pp, 391 pp - 3 volume set - 9 1/4" H. dark blue and red cloth with gilt and dark blue lettering on spines and front boards, blue endpapers. Chapter headings include: The Voyagers; Explorers by Land (to 1867); Explorers by Sea: The West Coast; Literary Acitivy in the Maritime Provinces (1815-1880); Folktales and Folk Songs; Confederation to the First World War; Writers of Fiction (1880-1920); Canadian History and Social Sciences (1920-1960); Religious and Theological Writings (to 1960); Travel Book on Canada (1920-1960); Essays and Autobiography; Children's Literature (to 1960); Drama and Theatre; Poetry; Politics and Literature in the 1960s; Philosophical Literature; The Physical Sciences and Engineering; The Biological Sciences; Writing in the Social Sciences; Critical Theory: Some Trends, etc., etc. Some very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine of volumes One and Two, small area of minor colour loss on front board of volume One, minor corner wear on all volumes. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
157 Klinck, Carl F., general editor. Alfred G. Bailey, Claude Bissell, Roy Daniells, Northrop Frye, Desmond Pacey, editors. Victor G. Hopwood, Fred Cogswell, Munro Beattie, Gordon Roper, Elizabeth Waterston, Edith Fowke, Frank W. Watt, Michael Tait, et al. LITERARY HISTORY OF CANADA: CANADIAN LITERATURE IN ENGLISH.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1973 0802051472 / 9780802051479 Reprinted with Corrections Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
945 pp, 9 1/2" H. "This major effort of a large group of scholars working in the field of Canadian literature provides a comprehensive, up-to-date reference work on the English literary history of Canada. It will be invaluable as a source of information on authors, genres, and literary trends and influences. It is also a fascinating account, lively and well written, of the ways in which writers have over the centuries striven to record reactions to a powerful natural environment and to their society against the background of other literary traditions in English. This volume represents a positive attempt to give a history of Canada in terms of writings which deserve attention because of significant thought, form, and use of language; it also aims to contribute to criticism by offering reasons for singling out those works regarded as the best." Very minor edge wear to boards. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, slight fading to spine color, light rubbing on spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
158 Knox, F.A.; Beedle, A.; Knowles, A.J.; Chadsey, Horace M.; Shepherd, S.A.; Kennedy, Gordon; Byleveld, Herbert C.; Greening, W.E.; King, Wilfred; Gedge, A.E.; Campbell, Alistair A.; Mallovy, Naomi; Galt, Ian; Gomery, Percy; Fidler, Vera; van Stockum, Hilda THE CANADIAN BANKER. VOL. 67, NO. 3. WINTER, 1960.
Toronto The Canadian bankers' Association 1960 Soft Cover Very Good 
163 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w illustrations. Contents: Editorial: The March of Events; Business and Its Own Conscience; Bankers and their Attitudes; "The Three Wise Men"; Money and Inflation (First of Two Parts); Chartered Accountants and Bankers; Profits and Profits; Canada's Historical Sites: A Neglect-ed Source of Tourist Revenue; A London Letter; Decimal Coinage for Britain?; Changing Styles in Consumer Financing; Annual Income Twenty Pounds; Bankers in the Ball-Room; Via Sallustiana to Haukeliseter; Manoeuvre of Trapper Jim; Treasure Trove at the Printing Bureau; Art as an Investment; Legal Decisions; The Banker's Bookshelf; The D.R. Wilkie and The Canadian Bankers' Association Scholarships; The Essay Competition 1960 - Results and Comments; Banking Examinations, June 1960 - Results and Notes. Interior - small tear (archivally taped) and crease at top corner of last page, slight browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, light browning to edges of text block, minor browning to edges of covers. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE BOYD GANG., Lamb, Marjorie and Pearson, Barry.
159 Lamb, Marjorie and Pearson, Barry. THE BOYD GANG.
Toronto Peter Martin 1976 0887781454 / 9780887781452 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
256 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "On Friday, September 9, 1949, Edwin Boyd (a little drunk at the time) withdrew $2,300 from a Toronto suburban branch of the Bank of Montreal - at the point of a gun. Bullets whistled past Boyd's head as he left the bank. The manager emptied his revolver at the fleeing bandit, but missed every time. Perhaps if Boyd had been shot or captured in the keystone cops chase that followed, his career would have ended the day it began. But he wasn't and it didn't. Two years later, Boyd was the nation's most notorious bandit and the leader of a phenomenon known as 'The Boyd Gang'. The Canadian public was terrorized and screaming for blood - and still more titillating newspaper stories. When Toronto's Sgt. of Detectives Edmund 'The Chinaman' Tong (a Welshman) was gunned down by gang members, the public waited for the final act in the saga: retribution. But the real story - the intrigues, motives, love affairs, betrayals, and the modus operandi of both criminals and police - was more fascinating than the most lurid fabrications dreamed up by the press. This story is told here for the first time." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, very light browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has very light edge wear, minor wrinkling at bottom of spine, scattered very small scuff/rubbing marks - mainly on rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
HISTORY OF THE CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY., Lamb, W. Kaye.
160 Lamb, W. Kaye. HISTORY OF THE CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY.
New York Macmillan 1977 0025676601 / 9780025676602 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good- Good+ 
491 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). One of the 'Railroads of America' series. B&w photographs, maps. "In 1881 a company was formed to lay the 1,900 miles of railway that would connect Montreal and British Columbia in just five years. There were two separate and distinct sections. The first extended through the forbidding Laurentian Shield north of Lake Huron and Lake Superior, between Callander and Thunder Bay. The second spanned the 1,250 miles between Red River and Kamloops, starting with 850 miles of relatively easy going across the prairies, followed by 400 mountainous miles through the Rockies and on to the Pacific. On November 7, 1885, with a minimum of ceremony, the last spike in the track was driven at Craigellachie. There followed the years of expansion. The railroad was doing its job and now it ws the turn of ocean liners, Great Lakes steamers and finally, the airlines. Diversification, the prevailing pattern in the middle twentieth century, had been foreseen by the Canadian Pacific in the 1870s. Its original charter empowered it to own telegraph and telephone lines and to build wharves, docks, and grain elevators, and an early critic's remark that he 'did not know of anything they are not authorized to do' is still appropriate." Wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light wear on bottom edge of boards, shelf soiling on bottom of stext block. two very small corner bumps. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing, a few very small tears and tiny chips 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
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