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OAKVILLE: A PLACE OF SOME IMPORTANCE., McKeon, Clare and McKeon, Joseph P.
141 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
 
 
142 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.
143 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.
144 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.
145 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
 
 
146 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.
147 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.
148 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.
149 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.
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
 
 
THE TREATIES OF CANADA WITH THE INDIANS OF MANITOBA AND THE NORTH-WEST TERRITORIES, INCLUDING THE NEGOTIATIONS ON WHICH THEY WERE BASED, AND OTHER INFORMATION RELATING THERETO., Morris, Alexander.
152 Morris, Alexander. THE TREATIES OF CANADA WITH THE INDIANS OF MANITOBA AND THE NORTH-WEST TERRITORIES, INCLUDING THE NEGOTIATIONS ON WHICH THEY WERE BASED, AND OTHER INFORMATION RELATING THERETO.
Toronto Prospero 2000 1552671410 / 9781552671412 Facsimile Reprint. Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good 
375 pp, 8vo (8 7/8" H). Reprint of the 1880 Belfords, Clarke & Co. edition. "In 1869, with the purchase of Rupert's Land from the Hudson's Bay Company, Canada assumed responsibility for any claims made by native groups in the new territory. Conscious of the escalating violence and costs in the American Indian Wars to the south, the government of the new Dominion embarked on a series of negotiations. By 1877, the Crown had signed a total of seven treaties - the first of what have become known as the numbered treaties - covering the westernmost part of Ontario, and much of the present-day Prairie Provinces. Four of these treaties were negotiated by Macdonald loyalist Alexander Morris, lieutenant-governor of both Manitoba and the North-West Territories. In addition, Morris concluded a treaty with refugee Sioux who had fled across the border from the United States Cavalry. (This) is a history of the western treaties signed by Morris and his predecessors. It is a record of the positions, negotiations and strategies, and also captures the often paternalistic attitudes held by the government and individuals toward native peoples in the Victorian era. Morris concludes with his thoughts on the implementation of the treaties and his hopes for the native groups with which he dealt. An appendix provides the full texts of the treaties." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny/small bump to corners of boards, minor rubbing, minor shallow bump to bottom of rear board, minor soiling to edges of textblock, small corner crease on page 49/50, very faint liquid splash on fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket has large corner crease on front flap, tiny perforation on front flap-fold, light rubbing - mainly on rear panel, very light edge wrinkling, light rubbing. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
NORVAL MORRISSEAU:  RETURN TO THE HOUSE OF INVENTION., Morrisseau, Norval.  Preface by Robert Houle.  Essays by Donald C. Robinson and Dr. Joseph Weinstein.
153 Morrisseau, Norval. Preface by Robert Houle. Essays by Donald C. Robinson and Dr. Joseph Weinstein. NORVAL MORRISSEAU: RETURN TO THE HOUSE OF INVENTION.
Toronto Key Porter 2007 1552637263 / 9781552637265 Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Norval Morrisseau. 
160 pp, 12 1/8" H. Profusely illustrated with colour reproductions of Morrisseau's striking artwork. "In three essays, and the quotations that accompany the paintings, we learn about Morrisseau's approach to his work and the important historical and cultural influences that shaped his art. He tells us, in his own words, about his travels to the dream-like House of Invention, his source of inspiration for both content and colour. (W)e learn of the myths and legends of his ancestors, which had a profound influence on his brush, and how they relate to his work. The book now contains some of the most complex and colourful paintings the artist has ever produced and is complemented by an essay by Donald C. Robinson, in which he describes the painter's unique approach to the physical act of painting, and explains how Morrisseau has developed as a master technician and colourist despite having little formal training." Contents: Foreword; Collecting Norval Morrisseau; Preface; Travels to the House of Invention; Paintings; Tales of Copper Thunderbird; Norval the Born Artist; Chronology; Bibliography; Acknowledgements; Index. Tiny minor bump at bottom of both hinges, two small areas of several tiny shallow dents on front panel and one separate tiny shallow dent on the front panel. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, two small areas of several tiny shallow dents on front panel and one separate tiny shallow dent on the front panel, very light rub lines on panels - four resulting in shallow line indentations, 1" tear at top of front hinge - archivally taped. 
Price: 150.00 USD
 
 
REBELLIONS IN CANADA.  FOCUS ON CANADIAN HISTORY SERIES., Morton, Desmond.
154 Morton, Desmond. REBELLIONS IN CANADA. FOCUS ON CANADIAN HISTORY SERIES.
Grolier, Toronto, 1979. 
96 pp, 8 3/4" H, hard cover in pictorial boards - no dust jacket. ISBN 0717218007 B&w photographs, maps, reproductions. Contents: Preface; Introduction; The Rebellion in Lower Canada; The Rebellion in Upper Canada; The Red River Rebellion; The N orthwest Rebellion: The Second Riel Rebellion; Selected Biographies; For Discussion; Selected Further Reading; Index. Faint cigarette odor, page 57 to 64 have tiny crease at top corner, light edge wear, tiny dint at top edge of each board, wavi n e s s on hinges - caused during manufacturing, minor rubbing. Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE HISTORY OF THE NORTH-WEST REBELLION OF 1885.  COMPRISING A FULL AND IMPARTIAL ACCOUNT OF THE ORIGIN AND PROGRESS OF THE WAR, OF THE VARIOUS ENGAGEMENTS WITH THE INDIANS AND HALF-BREEDS, OF THE HEROIC DEEDS PERFORMED BY OFFICERS AND MEN..., Mulvaney, Charles Pelham.
155 Mulvaney, Charles Pelham. THE HISTORY OF THE NORTH-WEST REBELLION OF 1885. COMPRISING A FULL AND IMPARTIAL ACCOUNT OF THE ORIGIN AND PROGRESS OF THE WAR, OF THE VARIOUS ENGAGEMENTS WITH THE INDIANS AND HALF-BREEDS, OF THE HEROIC DEEDS PERFORMED BY OFFICERS AND MEN...
Coles, Toronto, 1971, facsimile reprint of the A.H. Hovey, Toronto edition of 1885. 
424 pp, 8vo (8 3/8" H), card covers. B&w illustrations. Title continues: "and of Touching Scenes in the Field, the Camp, and the Cabin; Including a History of the Indian Tribes of North-Western Canada, their Numbes, Modes of Living, Habits, Custom s, Religious Rites and Ceremonies, With Thrilling Narratives of Captures, Imprisonment, Massacres, and Hair-Breadth Escapes of White Settlers, Etc." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, t i n y b u m p to bottom corner of rear cover, minor browning to top edge of textblock. Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
MUSKOKA AND HALIBURTON 1615-1875.  A COLLECTION OF DOCUMENTS., Murray, Florence B., edited and with introduction by.
156 Murray, Florence B., edited and with introduction by. MUSKOKA AND HALIBURTON 1615-1875. A COLLECTION OF DOCUMENTS.
Toronto Champlain Society for the Government of Ontario 1965 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Fair 
445 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Red cloth, gilt lettering/banding on spine. B&w illustrations, maps - collated. "The volume begins in the seventeenth century with the arrival of the first Europeans known to have seen the Georgian Bay shore, and with the Jesuit fathers who ministered to the Algonkin Indians hunting in the area. It concludes over two hundred years later with the establishment of community life, the coming of the railways, the lumber industry and the beginning of the tourist trade." A collection of source documents. Light toning to edges of text block, minor shelf soiling on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear/creasing, small edge tears and chips, light rubbing/soiling, light fading to spine colour, some darkening to spine and flap-folds, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 60.00 USD
 
 
THE LAST BUFFALO:  THE STORY OF FREDERICK ARTHUR VERNER, PAINTER OF THE CANADIAN WEST., Murray, Joan.
157 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
 
 
THE VAGABOND FLEET:  A CHRONICLE OF THE NORTH PACIFIC SEALING SCHOONER TRADE., Murray, Peter.
158 Murray, Peter. THE VAGABOND FLEET: A CHRONICLE OF THE NORTH PACIFIC SEALING SCHOONER TRADE.
Victoria, B.C. Sono Nis Press 1988 1550390007 / 9781550390001 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good Maurice Chadwick. 
260 pp, 9 1/4" H. Map endpapers. Sepiatone photographs, colour ship portraits. "This gripping history of Canada's unknown seal hunt is a saga of greed and subterfuge, of bumbling diplomatic intrigue that almost led to war. At the same time it is the story of brave men who battled stormy seas in aging ships, many of which had seen better days. Countless lives were lost. Many of the victims were native Indians recruited with their canoes and spears from villages along the west coast of Vancouver Island. The effect of these tragedies on the Indian population and the economic impact of the fur seal hunt on their way of life is examined here for the first time. Threaded throughout the book are stories of the colourful characters who skippered and manned the sealing schooners. After years of acrimonious negotiations, a four-nation treaty was finally signed in 1911 which saved the fur seals from extinction. It was a landmark agreement in the conservation of marine life which set the pattern for a number of other international treaties over the years." Dust jacket has small wrinkle at top edge of rear flap, very light rubbing/soiling on rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
159 Nero, Robert. THE SITE: A PERSONAL ODYSSEY.
Natural Heritage, Toronto, 2001. 
95 pp, 9" H, soft cover. ISBN 1896219705 B&w photographs, map. "Poetry or potsherds? That's the surprising dilemma one of Canada's well-known nature writers confronts in this highly personalized account of a lifetime's involvement as an avocatio nal archaeologist. With deft descriptive powers, (he) leads us gently into this new facet of his amazing spectrum of interest. Not unexpectedly, there even is poetry in his approach to studying prehistoric remains! From childhood to adolesc e n c e , to wartime service with the U.S. Army in the Southwest Pacific, from exploring the vast sand dunes of Lake Athabasca to excavating a 3000-year-old-site he discovered west of Winnipeg, Nero allows us to share his enthusiasm and excitement in o ut do or adventures." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. Fine 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
160 O'Flaherty, Patrick. THE ROCK OBSERVED: STUDIES IN THE LITERATURE OF NEWFOUNDLAND.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1979 0802023517 / 9780802023513 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
222 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. "(A) study of how Newfoundland has been pereceived over the centuries by the islanders themselves and by outsiders. (This book) offers an integrated survey of Newfoundland literature, culture, and history. It illustrates the forces that have made Newfoundland a special place and Newfoundlanders a special people, 'a breed apart'. Against a background of political, economic, and cultural history, Patrick O'Flaherty submits the conflicting literary impressions of his island to a searching critical analysis. He finds the writings of explorers, missionaries, settlers, adventurers, novelists, and poets to be limited, or enlivened, by their own characters and preconceptions. There emerges a sympathetic but unsentimental picture of Newfoundland and its people, informed throughout by O'Flaherty's keen awarenes, based on an outport upbringing, of what Newfoundland has been and is." Faint erased pencil marks and two small light ink stains on front free endpaper. Dust jacket has very light browning on rear panel and on flaps. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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