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EDMONTON TRADER:  THE STORY OF JOHN A. McDOUGALL., MacGregor, James G.
141 MacGregor, James G. EDMONTON TRADER: THE STORY OF JOHN A. McDOUGALL.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1963 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good- 
262 pp, 9 1/4" H. Map endpapers, b&w photographs, maps, reproductions. "John A. McDougall left his Ontario home in 1873 to seek his fortune in the West, first as a fur trader on the Fort Carlton Trail, and then for some fifty years as a merchant in Edmonton (population forty when he first arrived there in 1879). During his lifetime he saw the Indians signing their lands over to the Crown; watched the hamlet of Edmonton by-passed by the railroad and later cut off for weeks by hostile Indians during the second Riel Rebellion. He experienced the Edmonton boom when the Klondike rush began and the decline resulting from the gradual abandonment of the overland route to the Yukon. A long hard climb to prosperity followed. (This book) throws new light on an important section of Canadian history and illustrates the magnitude of the changes that have taken place in the West in the past hundred years." Very light browning to spine and to edges of boards. Dust jacket has several edge tears archivally taped, a few small scuffs/rub marks, very light fading on spine/hinges, some light soiling on hinges, very small closed tear on front hinge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
EARLIEST TORONTO., MacIntosh, Robert M.
142 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.
143 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
 
 
THE MAGIC LEAVES: A HISTORY OF HAIDA ARGILLITE CARVING., Macnair, Peter L. and Hoover, Alan L.
144 Macnair, Peter L. and Hoover, Alan L. THE MAGIC LEAVES: A HISTORY OF HAIDA ARGILLITE CARVING.
British Columbia Provincial Museum, Victoria, 1984, first printing. 
211 pp, 10 1/2" H x 9 11/16" D, soft cover. ISBN 0771884079 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. Contents: Foreword; Acknowledgements; The Reif Collection; Argillite: The Material; The Form of Haida Art; The Haida and Tobacco; A Chronology For Argillite Artifact Types; Ceremonial Pipe Forms; Haida Panel Pipes; Ship Pipes; Animal Form Bowls; Euro-American Figures; Western Tableware; Recorders; Early Trade Pipes; Early Totem Poles; Chests and Model Houses; Haida Plates and Platters; Haida Figures and Figure Groups; Late Trade Pipes; Late Poles; Late Platters, Chests and Other Objects; Appendix - A History of the Study of Argillite; Reference. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, a few very small scuffs and indentations on rear cover. Very Good 
Price: 60.00 USD
 
 
COPPERMINE:  THE FAR NORTH OF GEORGE M. DOUGLAS., Mallory, Enid.  Foreword by Frances Douglas.
145 Mallory, Enid. Foreword by Frances Douglas. COPPERMINE: THE FAR NORTH OF GEORGE M. DOUGLAS.
Peterborough, Canada Broadview 1989 0921149395 / 9780921149392 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
273 pp, oblong (8 3/4" H x 11 1/3" D. B&w photographs, map. "(P)resents a compelling view of one of the great travellers of (the 20th) century and of the last days of 'the Old North'. A mining engineer and almost the archetype of the practical man, George Douglas was in 1911 given the task of searching for minerals in the watershed of the Coppermine, above the Arctic Circle. He never found great wealth, but developed a lifelong affinity with the North itself: a fragile land of subtle beauty about to be changed forever by the advance of southern 'civilization'. During that year and the next he lived a life of extraordinary adventure, became the first white man to make contact with many of the Inuit of the region, and became involved with the great figures of that last generation of Northern adventurers. He became a reluctant father figure to Jack Hornby, the doomed romantic who would starve to death with Harold Adlard and Edgar Christian in 1927. Douglas knew as well Robert Service; in one of the more grisly episodes recounted in this book, he and Service are among a group that discovers the bodies of two dead trappers in an isolated cabin. This book, illustrated with 116 of Douglas's own extraordinary photographs, makes that place, that era, and this remarkable man come to life again." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has some light edge wrinkling. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
DE LA MONTAGNE AU DESERT.  BOUND WITH:  L'ERMITE DES NEIGES., Mathuisieulx, Mehier de.
146 Mathuisieulx, Mehier de. DE LA MONTAGNE AU DESERT. BOUND WITH: L'ERMITE DES NEIGES.
Maison Alfred Mame et Fils, Tours, n.d. (presentation label dated 1917). 
224 pp, 4to (11" H), hard cover (gray cloth with gold lettering/decoration on spine, gold lettering/banding and picture pastedown on front board) - no dust jacket. All edges gilt. B&w illustrations. FRENCH TEXT. Two adventure stories, one set in Mexico and Algeria, where the hero joins the Foreign Legion, the other in the far north of Canada and Alaska. Table: De La Montagne au Desert - Preface - Premiere Partie: La Fuite - La Canada; La Chapelle Ardente; Le Frere et la Soeur; Le P o s t S u s pendu; La Frontiere; Hospitalite Mexicaine. Deuxieme Partie: A L'Assaut d'une Carriere - Le Naufrage; La Bombe; Les Souterrains de la Villa Nebrozzini; La Masure; Les Idees Superstitieuses de Fiorina; Le Drame de Sidi-Ben-Keilah. L ' Er mi te d e s Ne ig es: Prisonnier sur un yacht; Au poste; Halte en pleine voie; Et de sept. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown, light edge wear to boards, very light rubbing, faint liquid mark on top of textblock, two smaller marks on bo tto m o f t ex tb loc k, light wrinkling and wear at top/bottom of spine, several tiny ink marks at bottom of spine and rear hinge area, three small soiling marks on rear board, a few small light liquid marks on front board, minor loss of gol d o n le tter ing and dec ora tion . Good+ 
Price: 125.00 USD
 
 
147 McConnell, Gail A. (Inscribed by the author.) Pictorial research by Stan D. Hanson. Chapter V by A. Stirling King. SASKATOON: HUB CITY OF THE WEST. AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY.
(Windsor Publications, n.p., 1983), Ist edition. 
127 pp, 4to, hard cover in dust jacket. INSCRIBED AND DATED BY THE AUTHOR TO THE EDITIOR ON HALF-TITLE PAGE. B&w and color photos, maps, reproductions. "(T)ells the remarkable Saskatoon story with insight and skill, beginning with the captivating saga of the Temperance Colonists and the land they settled. Their vision of Saskatoon as a transportation centre foreshadowed the determination of later citizens to bring the railroads to their city, enabling Saskatoon to proclaim itself the 'Hub City' by the turn of the century. The decades of the new century brought struggle and achievement - the agricultural co-ops of the twenties; the Depression of the 'dirty thirties'; the mineral boom of the sixties; and Saskatoon's emergence, in the eighties, as a research centre for science and technology. A special chapter, 'Partners in Progress', profiles the contributions of Saskatoon's business community, whose support helped make this volume possible." Tiny bumps to corners, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light soiling on bottom edge of boards. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, two small closed tears archivally taped - one with crease. VG/VG 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
148 McDermott, Gerald. Inscribed, with illustration. COYOTE: A TRICKSTER TALE FROM THE AMERICAN SOUTHWEST.
Harcourt Brace, San Diego, 1994. 
Unpaginated, oblong (9 1/4" H x 11 1/4" D), hard cover in dust jacket. INSCRIBED AND DATED BY THE AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR ON FRONT FREE ENDPAPER, WITH A DRAWING OF COYOTE'S HEAD. ISBN 0152207244 "Wherever Coyote goes, you can be sure he'll find troubl e. Now he wants to sing, dance and fly like the crows, so he begs them to teach him how. The crows agree but soon tire of Coyote's bragging and boasting. They decide to teach the great trickster a lesson. This time, Coyote has found rea l t r o u b l e ! In his unique style master storyteller Gerald McDermott deftly combines rhythmic language with bold art inspired by Zuni folklore and southwestern design to bring this Native American tale to life." Dust jacket has minor wrinkli ng at t op o f re ar panel. Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
149 McDonald, Lois Halliday. (Francis Ermatinger.) FUR TRADE LETTERS OF FRANCIS ERMATINGER. WRITTEN TO HIS BROTHER EDWARD DURING HIS SERVICE WITH THE HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY 1818-1853.
Glendale, California Arthur H. Clark 1980 0870621300 / 9780870621307 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good 
317 pp, 9 1/2" H. Northwest Historical Series XV. Blue cloth with gilt lettering/banding on spine. Sepia tone frontispiece, portrait and three maps, fold-out b&w map. Contents: Foreword; Introduction; Ermatinger Family Background - Merchants of Montreal; Apprentice Clerks at the Bay; Reassignment to the Columbia Department; Brother Edward Leaves the HBC; Indian Troubles - Ermatinger Keeps a Journal; Domestic Troubles; Among Flatheads and Americans; Ministering to Missionaries and Nursing a Grudge with the HBC; Keepng the Cowlitz Farm and the Willamette Falls Store; Exile in Athabasca; Last Days of an Old Fur Trader; Bibliography; Index. Tiny tear on inside front hinge - archivally taped, two soft creases at top corner of front free endpaper, three corners slightly bumped, light edge wear, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, some light rubbing on boards 
Price: 85.00 USD
 
 
LAURA SECORD:  THE LEGEND AND THE LADY., McKenzie, Ruth.
150 McKenzie, Ruth. LAURA SECORD: THE LEGEND AND THE LADY.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1971 0771058195 / 9780771058196 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good - 
142 pp, 8 3/4" H. Illustration section on thick yellow stock. "(In the 1930s) skeptical historians began 'investigating' the account of the young Queenston housewife who undertook to walk twenty miles through the woods to warn a British officer of an impending American attack. Doubts were raised as to the validity of the whole story and Laura and her famous walk with the (non-existent) cow became a matter of ridicule for many. Was she heroine or fraud? In this lively and authoritative book, pieces of the puzzle are fitted together from documentary evidence, many unknown facts about Laura Secord's life and background are disclosed, and the truth about her role in Canadian history is finally revealed." Contents: Prologue: The Mystery of Laura Secord; The War Comes to Queenston; Laura's Girlhood and Marriage; Life Goes On in the Midst of War; The Secret Plan to Capture FitzGibbon; How Laura Warned FitzGibbon; Victory at Beaver Dams; The Heroine in Limbo; The Lonely Widow; The Prince Comes to the Rescue; Laura Becomes Famous; The Debunkers Try to Topple Laura; Epilogue: Laura Secord as Heroine; Index. Christmas gift inscription in ink on free front endpaper, mnor twist to spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, a few tiny chips and tears at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, slight fading to spine colour, light rubbing on rear panel, light toning to edges, three creases at bottom corner of rear flap. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
OAKVILLE: A PLACE OF SOME IMPORTANCE., McKeon, Clare and McKeon, Joseph P.
151 McKeon, Clare and McKeon, Joseph P. OAKVILLE: A PLACE OF SOME IMPORTANCE.
Windsor Publications, Burlington, Ontario, 1986. 
134 pp, 11 1/4" H, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0897811704 B&w and colour illustrations. "The story of Oakville's evolution from a mill at the mouth of the Sixteen (Mile Creek) to a thriving commercial harbour is told with humour, insight, and humanity. The growth of a community out of the wilderness is an inspiring tale of vision and hard work, told in first-hand accounts of events ranging from the first terrible winters to the coming of the first automobile. The men and women w h o b u i lt Oakville speak eloquently of their struggle and their triumph. A special 'Partners in Progress' section (by Jeffrey Charles Martin) details the businesses that have grown and thrived in Oakville through the years." Small area of wavi ne ss at b ot tom corner of approx. last 60 pages, slight browning to edges of text block, slight bump at bottom of spine, scattered tiny soiling specks on covers. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, many faint indentation lines on front panel, l igh t r u bbi ng - m ainly on rear panel, small stain at bottom of front panel, light edge wear/wrinkling, a few tiny edge tears, very light browning to edges, bump at bottom of spine. Very Good-/Good+ 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
152 McLean, Scott A., editor. (Sir Andrew Agnew.) FROM LOCHNAW TO MANITOULIN: A HIGHLAND SOLDIER'S TOUR THROUGH UPPER CANADA.
Toronto Natural Heritage 1999 189621956X / 9781896219561 Soft Cover Near Fine 
93 pp, 9" H. B&w reproductions, maps. Quote from Sir Crispin Agnew of Lochnaw on rear cover "I am pleased to hear that my great-grandfather's journal is to be made available to a wider public. I have always enjoyed reading of his exploits in Canada as an officer of the 93rd (Sutherland) Highlanders, an enlightened regiment in its day, which 'disapproves ploughing furrows in men's backs'. Stories of champagne made of parsnips, the Glengarry militia, 'shooting the rapids to Coteau du Lac' and of skirmishes in Canada were meat and drink to me, when I was a subaltern in the Royal Highland Fusiliers." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
THE HISTORY OF CANADA., McNaught, Kenneth.
153 McNaught, Kenneth. THE HISTORY OF CANADA.
New York Praeger 1970 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
336 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w maps. "The history of Canada is the story of an ever expanding frontier and of the attempt to create a new nation in the face of enormous physical and human obstacles. (The author) follows this development from the very first probings of the tiny bands of explorers, missionaries, and 'coureurs de bois' that opened up 'New France'. He examines the great military struggles for control of the continent in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, which played such a vital part in laying down the present political and racial divisions. (Later) Canadians faced the enormous problems of welding scattered communities into provinces and provinces into a self-governing federation. The political task of nation-building was itself closely bound up with the building of the railways and the exploitation of the country's vast resources. Professor McNaught analyzes these great economic and social changes, as well as the part Canada played in two world wars and the process by which the Dominion evolved a new role in international affairs and new relationships with both Britain and the United States. (Concludes) with a survey of postwar Canada, which emphasizes that the expansion of the human frontier and the problems of unity and nationhood remain part of the Canadian question." Two very tiny stains on the half-title page, very small soft bump at top corner of middle third of pages, faint scuff on top of text block, very light wrinkling at top of spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has very light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
DUST AND STEEL., Mercer, Patrick.
154 Mercer, Patrick. DUST AND STEEL.
London HarperCollins 2010 000730272X / 9780007302727 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
390 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w map. "As the ship docked in Bombay, Anthony Morgan and his company, fresh from England, were given their first orders: the execution of mutineers using artillery to blow them to pieces. This was the harsh reality of the mutiny that swept British India where massacres of men, women and children on both sides were commonplace. Into this plunged Morgan, bewildered by the complications of tribe, caste, religion and deep-seated racial hatred among those he led as well as fought, and yet he was expected to triumph. The Mutiny was one of the greatest challenges to the Victorian Empire - it seared itself into the psyche of both Indians and British for a century and more. (This) is a gripping novel about a soldier's dilemma between orders, saving his career, and a matter of his honour." Minor lean to spine, minor wrinkle at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has some very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top edge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE RED HOUSE BY THE ROCKIES:  A TALE OF RIEL'S REBELLION., Mercier, Anne and Watt, Violet.
155 Mercier, Anne and Watt, Violet. THE RED HOUSE BY THE ROCKIES: A TALE OF RIEL'S REBELLION.
Musson, Toronto, n.d., (preface dated 1896, gift inscription dated 1916). 
126 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H), hard cover (medium brown cloth with gold lettering on spine, red and dark brown lettering on front board, red and dark brown decoration on spine and front board) - no dust jacket. B&w frontispiece, chapter decorations. "The object of this little story is to tell the tale of the revolt of the Indians and half-breeds in 1885, under Louis Riel, with the aim of getting what the half-breeds held to be their rights in the distribution of Reserve lands by Gov e r n m e n t . The events are drawn from contemporary papers; and the facts of the struggle, so far as given here, are strictly true (though all the skirmishes are not mentioned), - with this exception, that the name of the worthy agent, Maclean, at F or t Pi tt , is changed, and his family - a numerous one - are not all spoken of. But the valour and pious courage shown by him, his wife, and daughters, are matters of history. The son of Charles Dickens was, as here stated, the Inspector of Pol ice a t F ort P itt at the time. The letters and diaries here given are all genuine....The story of the Red House and its inmates is fictitious, though founded on fact." A few small light foxing marks on a few pages, school award inscrip tio n on fre e f ront end pap er, s mall piece missing fron top edge of rear pastedown, light browning and very small foxing marks on edges of textblock, light edge wear to boards, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small scuff on front boar d, s catte red v ery faint mark s on boa rd s . Good+ 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
156 Merritt, Richard; Butler, Nancy; Power, Michael, eds. (Joy Ormsby, Bruce G. Wilson, Brian Leigh Dunnigan, Elizabeth Severin, Dorothy Duncan, Peter Moogk, Charles G. Roland, et al.) Foreword by J.M.S. Careless. THE CAPITAL YEARS: NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE, 1792-1796.
Toronto Dundurn 1991 1550021494 / 9781550021493 First Edition Soft Cover with Self Flaps Very Good+ 
256 pp, 9" H. B&w photographs, drawings, maps, plans, reproductions. "Published to celebrate the bicentennial anniversary of the opening of the first parliament of Upper Canada. Nine scholars have contributed to this book, which explores the daily life of the inhabitants during the time period 1792-1796 when the area served as the capital of Upper Canada. (It) presents a detailed look at how the people of the area lived two hundred years ago. Various aspects of life are explored - from the clothing they wore to the homes they lived in, the transportation networks they used, and the taverns where they spent their leisure time. Other topics covered include the political culture, military life, early town planning, religious beliefs, food and medical understanding." Inside - slight indentation from edge of rear flap and last few pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE PIONEERS.  BASED ON THE SASKATCHEWAN RADIO SERIES., Metz, Sharon.  Edited by Murray Long.
157 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
 
 
LEGENDS OF THE MISSISSAUGAS,, Mills, W. Gordon.  Illustrations by Saul Mamakeesick.
158 Mills, W. Gordon. Illustrations by Saul Mamakeesick. LEGENDS OF THE MISSISSAUGAS,
Altona / Natural Heritage, (Toronto), 1992. 
48 pp, 11" H, soft cover. ISBN 0969572905 "An epic retelling in poetic form of the creation myth of the Mississaugas. The author of the poem, W. Gordon Mills, was a businessman with the T. Eaton Company in Toronto in 1923 when he wrote the poem. He was later to serve as Deputy Minister of National Defence for Naval Services in the Second World War. In recognition of his wartime work he was named a Companion of the Order of Saint Michael and Saint George (CMG). The poem is illustrated by eleven paintings, specially commissioned for this publication. The paintings are the work of Saul Mamakeesick, a young Cree/Ojibway artist from Sandy Lake in Northern Ontario. Mamakeesick's art shows the influence of the Woodland School of Native Art which first began to depict Anishinabeg legendary heroes in its art in the early 1970s." Inside - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. Fine 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE SETTLEMENT OF YORK COUNTY.  TO MARK THE ONE HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ESTABLISHMENT IN 1850 OF LOCAL MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT IN THE TOWNSHIPS, VILLAGES, TOWNS AND COUNTIES OF CANADA WEST., Mitchell, John.
159 Mitchell, John. THE SETTLEMENT OF YORK COUNTY. TO MARK THE ONE HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ESTABLISHMENT IN 1850 OF LOCAL MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT IN THE TOWNSHIPS, VILLAGES, TOWNS AND COUNTIES OF CANADA WEST.
Municipal Corporation of the County of York, First Edition Hard Cover Very Good- 
114 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H) - red cloth with gold lettering on spine and front board - no dust jacket (as issued). (1950). B&w frontispiece. Contents: Our Fading Pictures; Scalp Locks and Fire Waters; An Act of Government; Punts and Frog Ponds; York's Pioneer Yeoman; Pigeon Pie; York's Blooded Gentry; Dutch Broad Brims; Quaker Bonnets; The York Militia; Silver Snuff Boxes; Toll Roads; The Voice of Toronto; The Siege of Toronto; Low Taxation; Hog-Town Days; The Orange and the Green; A Nice Plutocracy. Previous owner's name/date on free front endpaper, very light browning to edges of text block, three small light liquid marks on fore-edge of text block, light edge wear to boards/spine, light fading to spine color and top of front cover, two very small faint water marks on front board. 
Price: 15.00 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.
160 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
 
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