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HISTORY OF THE CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY., Lamb, W. Kaye.
141 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
 
 
142 Lavender, David. WINNER TAKE ALL: THE TRANS-CANADA CANOE TRAIL.
New York McGraw-Hill 1977 0070366780 / 9780070366787 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
363 pp, 9 1/4" H. Map. One of 'The American Trails Series'. "Hundreds of white traders operated throughout the area for 300 years. They rubbed elbows with Jesuit priests, Indians, Scottish settlers, and English adversaries. Guided by Indians, they worked out canoe routes which eventually stretched nearly 4000 miles. They suffered portages and freeze-ups which today stagger the imagination. They lived on pemmican and wild rice, berries and fish, and risked losing their lives on every trip they made. Here are the stories of the epic fights between the Nor'west and the Hudson's Bay Company's men; the struggles between those living in a new land and their governors thousands of miles away; the feats of such great explorers as Radisson, Fraser, Simpson, and Mackenzie." One tiny corner bump, two slight corner bumps, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one tiny edge dent. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light browning on spine. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
143 Lee, Betty. Foreword by Robertson Davies. LOVE AND WHISKY: THE STORY OF THE DOMINION DRAMA FESTIVAL.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1973 0771052219 / 9780771052217 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
335 pp, 8 5/8" H. "For almost forty years - from 1932 to 1970 - theatre enthusiasts from across the nation congregated annually to participate in the msot spectacular cultural event in Canada - the yearly Dominion Drama Festival. Months of painstaking ajudication culminated in the staging of the best amateur theatre in the country, with further judging to choose the prize-winning performances. The drama was as intense offstage as on. (The author) recreates it within these page; the fledgling organization's struggle against overwhelming financial odds; the vying for presigious positions; the public furors and ther personalities involved in them; the ultimate transformation into Theatre Canada." Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, some areas of light browning. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ON THE HOMEFRONT:  A SCRAPBOOK OF CANADIAN WORLD WAR II MEMORABILIA., Lennon, Mary Jane.  In collaboration with Syd Charendoff.
144 Lennon, Mary Jane. In collaboration with Syd Charendoff. ON THE HOMEFRONT: A SCRAPBOOK OF CANADIAN WORLD WAR II MEMORABILIA.
Erin, Ontario Boston Mills Press 1981 0919822436 / 9780919822436 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
128 pp, 11 3/8" H. "(A) unique and comprehensive look at what Canadians were reading, wearing, buying and doing during the years 1939 to 1945. It contains over 450 illustrations of war time memorabilia, many of which are in colour and all of which merit a second or third look. There are excerpts from newspapers and periodicals; examples of wartime regulations, cartoons and advertising. There is a wartime crossword puzzle and some wonderful nostalgic song sheet covers. There are numerous samples of wartime mail (including postcards, Christmas cards, patriotic envelopes, V-mail and censorship markings), ration tickets, savings stamp books, recruiting posters, matchbook covers and blotters. For the kids, there are wartime toys and games, bubblegum cards and the Canadians whites." Book has slight cocking, tiny scuff on rear board, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear, wrinkling at top edge, light fading to color on front panel and on spine, light rubbing on rear panel, small ghost sticker mark on front panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
145 Littleton, James. TARGET NATION: CANADA AND THE WESTERN INTELLIGENCE NETWORK.
Toronto Lester & Orpen Dennys 1986 0886191181 / 9780886191184 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
228 pp, 9 1/2" H. "(A)s military connections between Canada and the U.S. grow ever closer, urgent questions have arisen: do the CIA and other American intelligence organizations manipulate our Canadian intelligence services? How much national autonomy do our intelligence agencies really have? These disturbing questions were brought to (the author's) attention in conversations with authorities at the highest levels of government. Over the last six years he has conducted his investigation through interviews with key players in the RCMP, the new Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), and other branches of both the Canadian and the U.S. governments. Many of them spoke to him with surprising frankness. Here, Littleton exposes the unwritten, secret agreements that exist among the Canadian intelligence services, the CIA and other Western intelligence agencies - without the full knowledge of our top government officials. He reveals how the intelligence services were part of the American attempt to implicate Lester Pearson as a Soviet spy, the dramatic increase in the power of the Canadian intelligence services since the end of the Second World War, and the efforts of the Diefenbaker, Pearson and Trudeau governments to come to grips with U.S. demands to use Canada as a strategic military zone between the two superpowers. As the cold war escalates, so does the pressure on Canad to accommodate Star Wars, Cruise missile testings, and other schemes that require the use of Canadian territory. (This) is a fascinating, disturbing account of how, in the family of the Western intelligence network, the closely linked interests of the secret services are sometimes placed before the welfare of Canada." A few tiny bumps to fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, three tiny scuffs. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
146 Lomer, Gerhard R., compiler. (Stephen Leacock) STEPHEN LEACOCK: A CHECK-LIST AND INDEX OF HIS WRITINGS.
Ottawa National Library of Canada. 1954 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
153 pp, 9 3/4" H. B&w photographic frontispiece. Contents: Preface; Sources; Arrangement; Acknowledgements; Part I. Check-list; Part II. Index; Part III. Manuscripts. Interior - very light browning to index pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very soft corner crease on front cover, tiny repaired tear at bottom of spine, one or two small faint liquid stains on covers. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
CANADIAN OCCASIONS: ADDRESSES BY LORD TWEEDSMUIR (JOHN BUCHAN)., Lord Tweedsmuir.  (John Buchan.)
147 Lord Tweedsmuir. (John Buchan.) CANADIAN OCCASIONS: ADDRESSES BY LORD TWEEDSMUIR (JOHN BUCHAN).
Toronto Musson 1941 3rd Printing Hard Cover Very Good Good Karsh photograph on dust jacket. 
256 pp, 7 7/8" H. Includes the text of addresses/speeches titled: Ave; The Western Mind; The Gate of the Pacific; The Iceland Colony (Gimli, Manitoba); Island Magic (P.E.I.); Canada's Heritage; Scotland; Mr. Roosevelt at Quebec; The Governor-General at Washington; Canada and the United States; The Service of the State; Canada's Outlook on the World; Lord Durham; The Civil Service; The Monarchy and the Commonwealth; Some Notes on Education; The Interdependence of Knowledge; A University's Bequest to Youth; Boy Scouts; The Fortress of Personality; The Folly of the Wise; The Double Life; The Moderate Man; Quality and Quantity; Engineering; The Law; Mining and Metallurgy; Medicine; Return to Masterpieces; The French Tongue. (La Langue Francaise); The Integrity of Thought. Minor browning at edges of boards and on endpapers, most pages are unopened, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor corner wear. Dust jacket has browning - mainly on spine, flap-folds, and top edge of rear panel; light edge wear wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds with a few tiny tears and chips; small soiling mark at top of spine; some light rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
148 MacEwan, Grant. POKING INTO POLITICS.
Edmonton Institute of Applied Art 1966 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
192 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. Dr. Grant MacEwan looks at Canadian politics both as a participant (once mayor of Calgary and, at time of writing, Lieutenant-Governor of Alberta) and an interested observer. This book was written "with the hope of doing something to re-awaken political enthusiasm, thereby gaining a more vigorous Democracy" and he expresses a wish that Canadians would bring to the political arena "more of the enthusiasm fans have for a football or hockey game". Small erased pencil mark on free front endpaper, tiny and small corner bumps, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mostly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light soiling, slight browning and a few very small faint stains on spine, tape on inside top/bottom edges. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
149 MacKay, Donald. THE PEOPLE'S RAILWAY: A HISTORY OF CANADIAN NATIONAL.
Vancouver Douglas & McIntyre 1992 1550540629 / 9781550540628 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
328 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H). B&w photographs, maps, graphs, reproductions. "The story of railways in Canada is the history of the country itself, and no railway has had a history more entwined with the politics of the nation than Canadian National. Donald MacKay captures the drama of the CN story from the company's beginnings in the bitter aftermath of World War I to the challenges it faces today. He profiles top executives and explores the development of railway culture through interviews with the workers who have been the lifeblood of CN throughout the years." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of hinges. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, slight fading to spine color, very light rubbing on rear panel. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE PEOPLE'S RAILWAY:  A HISTORY OF CANADIAN NATIONAL., MacKay, Donald.
150 MacKay, Donald. THE PEOPLE'S RAILWAY: A HISTORY OF CANADIAN NATIONAL.
Vancouver Douglas & McIntyre 1992 1550540629 / 9781550540628 Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
328 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H). B&w photographs, maps, graphs, reproductions. "The story of railways in Canada is the history of the country itself, and no railway has had a history more entwined with the politics of the nation than Canadian National. Donald MacKay captures the drama of the CN story from the company's beginnings in the bitter aftermath of World War I to the challenges it faces today. He profiles top executives and explores the development of railway culture through interviews with the workers who have been the lifeblood of CN throughout the years." Faint erased pencil mark on free front endpaper, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one small and one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few soft edge creases, minor rubbing. 
Price: 18.00 USD
 
 
151 MacKenzie, David. Foreword by Pierre Berton. ARTHUR IRWIN: A BIOGRAPHY.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1993 080202632X / 9780802026323 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
323 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "From 1925 to 1950 Arthur Irwin was the driving force behind the success of 'Maclean's Magazine', first as associate editor, then managing editor, and, finally, as editor. He had strong views on what it meant to be Canadian, and under his direction 'Maclean's' was moulded into 'Canada's National Magazine', mirroring the development of Canada as an independent nation in the twentieth century. In the years before the outbreak of the Second World War, he was at the centre of the Maclean company's investigation of defence contracting, or what has become known as the 'Bren Gun Scandal'. In the 1940s Irwin actively sought out writers of talent and potential and gradually added to the magazine's staff many Canadian writers who went on to distinguished careers, including Ralph Allen, Pierre Berton, Blair Fraser, and Scott Young. After leaving 'Maclean's' in 1950, Irwin was appointed film commissioner at the National Film Board, during a time when the board's survival was in doubt because of allegations of espionage and subversion. Irwin was the man called in to deal with the NFB's 'red scare', and, afterwards, he reorganized the board and moved its operations from Ottawa to Montreal. Irwin subsequently went on to a career as a diplomat: he was appointed high commissioner in Australia, and ambassador to Brazil and Mexico. In his last professional position he was publisher of an Victoria newspaper. This book, in describing a man who was profoundly representative of his times, and whose presence in major Canadian institutions was influential, captures the mood of Irwin's period and raises important questions about the roots of present-day Canadian nationalism and cultural identity." One small corner bump. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top of rear flap-fold, minor rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE FATE OF THE GRIFFON., MacLean, Harrison John.
152 MacLean, Harrison John. THE FATE OF THE GRIFFON.
Toronto Griffin House 1974 0887600699 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 
118 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w drawings, photographs. Map endpapers. "In the 1670s the great explorer Robert Cavalier, Sieur de LaSalle, built the Griffon on the upper reaches of the Niagara River, the first ship to sail above the mighty Falls. On a voyage from Lake Michigan back to the Niagara she disappeared without a trace. The author believes he has discovered her remains in an island cove near Tobermory, Ontario on Lake Huron. This fascinating account of historical deduction is based on many years of careful research." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light edge wear, 1/2" piece missing at top of spine, light browning - mainly on spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE CANADIAN LIBERAL.  A SURVEY OF NATIONAL AFFAIRS.  VOLUME 7 - Nos. 3 & 4.  WINTER 1954-1955.  SPECIAL DOUBLE ISSUE.  FEATURING PROVINCIAL CONVENTIONS., MacTavish, D.K., Q.C., et al., eds.  (Alcide Cote, Lord Campion, Walter E. Harris, J.G. Gardiner, John J. Connolly, Francis Boyd, Charles R. McElman, J.W. Pickersgill, Paul Martin, Lester B. Pearson, Robert H. Winters, Helen Grodeland.)
153 MacTavish, D.K., Q.C., et al., eds. (Alcide Cote, Lord Campion, Walter E. Harris, J.G. Gardiner, John J. Connolly, Francis Boyd, Charles R. McElman, J.W. Pickersgill, Paul Martin, Lester B. Pearson, Robert H. Winters, Helen Grodeland.) THE CANADIAN LIBERAL. A SURVEY OF NATIONAL AFFAIRS. VOLUME 7 - Nos. 3 & 4. WINTER 1954-1955. SPECIAL DOUBLE ISSUE. FEATURING PROVINCIAL CONVENTIONS.
National Liberal Federation of Canada, Ottawa, 1955. 
Paging runs 189 - 293, 8 1/4" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). B&w photographs. Through a printing error, pages 237-244 have been inserted twice. Contents: Confederation: A Monument of Co-Operation; Canada's Parliament of Business; Saskatchewan's New Liberal Leader; Saskatchwan's Liberal Convention; He Didn't Say No!; The Grand Old Liberal - Gladstone Before Home Rule; The Canadian Tax Law - Some First Impressions; National Agricultural Questions; The Canadian Senate - Custodian of Our Basic Freedoms; British Politics in the New Year; New Brunswick Liberal Leader; New Brunswick Liberal Convention; Political Profile: Hon. Henry D. Hicks; The Peoples of Canada; Instruments of U.S.-Canadian Co-Operation; The Challenge of Co-Existence; Labour and the Liberal Government; New Records in Housing; The Successful Evolution of New Enterprises; Alberta Liberals Building Up Alternative to Social Credit; 8th Installment of Legislative Action; Book Reviews; Letters to the Editor. Interior - subscription card has two corner creases and large tear - archivally taped, very light browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small tear at top/bottom of spine - archivally taped, light edge wear/wrinkling, minor rubbing, very light browning, two tiny corner creases, tiny tear at top/bottom of front cover - archivally taped. Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
154 MacTavish, Newton. Introduction by Robert McMichael. THE FINE ARTS IN CANADA.
Toronto Coles 1973 Facsimile Edition. Soft Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
181 pp, 8vo (8 3/8" H). In slipcase with matching titling on spine and front board. Facsimile reprint of the Macmillan Company of Canada edition of 1925. One of the Coles Canadiana Collection. B&w photographs, drawings, reproductions, color plates. Contents: The Beginnings of Art in Canada; Jacobi, Krieghoff, Fowler, Berthon; The O.S.A., the R.C.A. and the M.A.A.; The Significance of the Eighties; The Dawn of Promise; The National Gallery and the Schools of Art; The Sister Arts; The Canadian Art Club; An Awakening Interest; Sculpture; Architecture; Homer Watson; George A. Reid; James Wilson Morrice; Horatio Walker; Curtis Williamson; Maurice Cullen; John Russell; M.A. Suzor-Cote; Four Notable Landscape Painters; Canadians From Abroad; Canadian Women Painters; Others of Importance; Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small bump at top of front hinge. Slipcase has minor edge wear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
155 Marshall, Bess. AN HOUSE FOR HIS KINGDOM: WESTMINSTER CENTENNIAL STORY, 1837-1979.
Orangeville, Ontario Westminster United Church 1979 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
466 pp (plus ten additional pages that are numbered, but blank), 10" H. Maroon simulated leather covers with gold lettering on spine and front board. B&w photographs, floor plans, reproductions, map. "Bess Marshall's recounting of the spiritual and temporal struggles of Orangeville's forefathers and their descendants is pure homespun. Their joys and sorrows, their ambitions and attainments, their unwavering faith in God, and the homely grass roots events of their lives are more meaningful history than battles, politics and treaties." Dust jacket has very light edge wear, light edge wrinkling, light wrinkling on hinges, minor rubbing/soiling. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
WE STAND ON GUARD:  AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE CANADIAN ARMY., Marteinson, John.  With Brereton Greenhous, Stephen J. Harris, Norman Hillmer, William Johnston and William Rawling.  Foreword by General A.J.C.D. de Chastelain.
156 Marteinson, John. With Brereton Greenhous, Stephen J. Harris, Norman Hillmer, William Johnston and William Rawling. Foreword by General A.J.C.D. de Chastelain. WE STAND ON GUARD: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE CANADIAN ARMY.
Montreal Ovale 1992 2894290438 / 9782894290439 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
511 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w photographs, reproductions, maps. "This book is the first to trace the development and actions of the Canadian Army in a completely illustrated colour format. In vivid narratives, in carefully selected photographs, in some of the best paintings and drawings from the finest war art collections in the world, in maps of important campaigns and battles, and in illustrations of the decorations, medals and badges worn by our soldiers, (it) portrays the military contribution of Canadians over the past three centuries." Light waviness to edges of text block, light wear on bottom edge of boards, light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
157 Marteinson, John. With Brereton Greenhous, Stephen J. Harris, Norman Hillmer, William Johnston and William Rawling. Foreword by General A.J.C.D. de Chastelain. WE STAND ON GUARD: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE CANADIAN ARMY.
Montreal Ovale 1992 2894290438 / 9782894290439 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
511 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w photographs, reproductions, maps. "This book is the first to trace the development and actions of the Canadian Army in a completely illustrated colour format. In vivid narratives, in carefully selected photographs, in some of the best paintings and drawings from the finest war art collections in the world, in maps of important campaigns and battles, and in illustrations of the decorations, medals and badges worn by our soldiers, (it) portrays the military contribution of Canadians over the past three centuries." Light wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor rubbing. 
Price: 37.50 USD
 
 
CASTOROLOGIA, OR THE HISTORY AND TRADITIONS OF THE CANADIAN BEAVER.  AN EXHAUSTIVE MONOGRAPH, POPULARLY WRITTEN AND FULLY ILLUSTRATED., Martin, Horace T.
158 Martin, Horace T. CASTOROLOGIA, OR THE HISTORY AND TRADITIONS OF THE CANADIAN BEAVER. AN EXHAUSTIVE MONOGRAPH, POPULARLY WRITTEN AND FULLY ILLUSTRATED.
Montreal Wm. Drysdale 1892 First Edition Hard Cover Good Inscribed by Publisher.
238 pp, 9 1/4" H. Brown cloth, bevelled boards, gilt lettering/decoration on spine and front board, top edge gilt. Inscribed on verso of frontispiece by the publisher: "To John Irwin Esq / of St. Andrews / Que / Feb. 1st / William F. Drysdale." Over 50 b&w illustrations (collated). Contents: Introduction; Mythology and Folklore; Mammoth Beavers; The European Beaver; The More Important American Rodents; Life History of the Canadian Beaver; Geographical Distribution; Engineering Accomplish-ments; Economic Considerations; Chemico-Medical Properties; Importance in Trade and Commerce; Uses of the Beaver in Manufactures; Hunting the Beaver; Experiments in Domestication; Anatomy - Osteology - Taxidermy; The Beaver in Heraldry; Appendices: Photo-copies from Original Documents - 1721-1726; Samuel Hearne's Account of the Beaver; Plaptypsyllus Castoris. Bookplate on front pastedown, a fe pages ahe rough edges due to opening, a few page edge tears archivally taped, light browning to edgews of text block, wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light edge and corner wear, wrinkling to cloth on spine, wrinkling/bubbling to cloth on front board, two very small dents on bottom edge of rear board, some light staining and color variation on cloth boards, some darkening to spine color. 
Price: 125.00 USD
 
 
159 Matthews, Carolyn. TRUE STORIES OF RESCUE AND SURVIVAL: CANADA'S UNKNOWN HEROES.
Dundurn, Toronto, 2008, first edition. 
171 pp, square soft cover (8" x 8"). B&w photographs. ISBN 9781550028515 "A crab boat off Newfoundland catches fire, and a dangerous rescue is undertaken by helicopter. A child goes missing in a New Brunswick forest, and a desperate hunt is mounted. A climber tumbles 70 feet down the side of a mountain in British Columbia, and a dangerous long-line rescue is attempted. A commercial helicopter crashes in Nunavut, and a search and rescue team braves a savage snowstorm to save the pilot. (This book) features the above thrilling accounts and many more from across the country, past and present. Its heroes are to be found in the RCMP, city police forces, the Canadian military, and among all the rescue workers and specialists of the C anadian Coast Guard - volunteers, too, risk injury and even death to help others. Sidebars highlight the equipment search and rescue teams use, how search dogs are trained, how long-line rescues work, how navy divers are making a difference in the deserts of Afghanistan, and the meaning of terms such as emergency position-indicating radio beacons, Maydays, datum lines, and much more." Although catalogued as for the younger reader, this book gives an interesting overview of Canadian search and rescue operations for most levels of reader. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - 1" faint scratch on rear cover. Near Fine 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO CANADIAN HONOURS., McCreery, Christopher.  Foreword by His Royal Highness The Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex.
160 McCreery, Christopher. Foreword by His Royal Highness The Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex. THE BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO CANADIAN HONOURS.
Toronto Dundurn 2008 1550027484 / 9781550027488 First Edition Soft Cover Fine 
96 pp, square (8" x 8"). Colour and b&w illustrations. "For more than forty years Canadian orders, decorations, and medals have been used to recognize exemplary citizens for their outstanding contributions to our country and to the world. Although Canada is a relatively young country, it is fortunate to have one of the most comprehensive honours systems in the world. With the Order of Canada as its centre, the Canadian honours system includes the Victoria Cross, the Star of Courage, the Order of St. John, the General Campaign Star, the Canadian Forces Decoration, and a wide variety of other awards. From the honours of New France to the many British medals awarded to Canadians prior to 1967, the different elements of the modern Canadian honours system are explained. Rich with full-colour illustrations, this book provides an easy-to-understand overview of Canadian honours and informs the reader who has received them and how they are bestowed. (It ) also includes a wearing guide and a ribbon chart." Inside - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
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