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161 Molson, Karen. HARTLAND DE MONTARVILLE MOLSON: MAN OF HONOUR.
Richmond Hill, Ontario Firefly Books 2006 155407150X / 9781554071500 First Edition Soft Cover with Self Flaps Near Fine 
328 pp, 9 3/4" H. B&w photographs. "As an entrepreneur, at the age of 26 (Hartland de Montarville Molson) was the president of Dominion Skyways, a pioneering airline. Soon after war was declared he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force and received the Order of the British Empire for flying more than 60 combat missions during the Battle of Britain. After the war (he) returned to the family brewing business. He was Vice-President in 1950, Chairman in 1966 and Director in 1983, contributing greatly to the continued growth of the company. Called to the Senate in 1955 at age 48, he sat as an independent. For the next 38 years he was a very able and influential speaker who was not afraid to voice his opinion. In 1958 Hartland and his brother Tom formed the Molson Foundation to support 'innovative projects in the fields of health and welfare, education and social development, and the humanities'. To the end of his life this fascinating, talented and wealthy man was concerned with fulfilling his responsibility to his family and giving something back to the country in which he had played so large a part." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - tiny bump on rear flap-fold. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
MY CANADIAN LEAVES.  FACSIMILE EDITION., Monck, Frances E.O.
162 Monck, Frances E.O. MY CANADIAN LEAVES. FACSIMILE EDITION.
Canadian Library Service / University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1963, facsimile reprint edition of 2,000 copies - this copy unnumbered. 
168 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover (green cloth with gold lettering and decoration on front board) - no dust jacket. Monotone photographs on front and rear pastedowns. A facsimile reprint of Frances Monck's journal of her year (1864-5) in Lower Canada (with marginalia and corrections by the author), detailing the social life of the upper classes - the travel, balls, personalities, sports, the military, etc., as well as observations on scenery, weather, modes of transport, settlement, etc. Mrs. Monck was the sister-in-law of Lord Monck, Governor-General of Canada, 1861-1867. Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Near Fine 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
LIFE IN THE CLEARINGS.  TO WHICH IS ADDED THIS AUTHOR'S INTRODUCTION TO MARK HURDLESTONE., Moodie, Susanna.  Edited and introduced by Robert L. McDougall.
163 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
 
 
164 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
 
 
165 Morris, Eric C. SOFT FOCUS. GROWING UP ENGLISH IN MONTREAL.
Toronto St. David's Press / University of Toronto Press 1993 0969677901 / 9780969677901 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
160 pp, 9 1/4" H. "Sit back and enjoy some genuine wit and wisdom somewhat in the style of Stephen Leacock." The author recounts his boyhood in the predominantly English-speaking neighbourhood of Montreal West, from his arrival from England as a toddler just after the First World War to high school days, with some background of his father's earlier arrival in Canada. Very minor edge wear. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling and minor rubbing, tiny dent on front hinge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
NORVAL MORRISSEAU:  RETURN TO THE HOUSE OF INVENTION., Morrisseau, Norval.  Preface by Robert Houle.  Essays by Donald C. Robinson and Dr. Joseph Weinstein.
166 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
 
 
167 Morton, W.L., edited and with introduction by. Assisted by Vera K. Fast. Preface (and based on materials provided by) R.D. Symons. (Monica Storrs.) GOD'S GALLOPING GIRL: THE PEACE RIVER DIARIES OF MONICA STORRS, 1929-1931.
University of British Columbia Press, Vancouver, (1984), reprint. 
307 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. B&w photos, drawing, map. "What brough Monica Storrs to embark on a wilderness life in the depressed thirties amidst the hardships of B.C.'s Peace River country - the last North American frontier?...A refined woman of 41, the delicately reared daughter of the dean of Rochester Cathedral, she was following a family tradition in seeking missionary work in rough and alien surroundings. Her mission was the settlers and the frontier. She came to teach Sunday School and the traditions of guiding and scouting to tough, work-hardened country children. She rode horseback to bring the gospel to the families of isolated farmers and trappers. She welcomed the poor and hungry to her home - both the god-fearing and the godless. And she was, for the most part, welcome in theirs...Overcoming early fears of failure and rejection, she learned to subdue the prejudices of her moral and social upbringing and at last won acceptance and a permanent place in the heart of the north..." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, very light rubbing, spine flat and uncreased. Very Good 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
MY FATHER'S SON: MEMORIES OF WAR AND PEACE., Mowat, Farley
168 Mowat, Farley MY FATHER'S SON: MEMORIES OF WAR AND PEACE.
Toronto Key Porter 1992 1550134302 / 9781550134308 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
340 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w photographs, map. "In the summer of 1943, a young Farley Mowat landed on the beaches of Sicily with the First Canadian Infantry division as part of the initial Allied assault on western Europe. For a year and a half his division fought its way up the Italian 'boot' in a series of savage and bloody battles, driving the German army slowly northwards. As (he) saw his comrades killed and wounded in battle, his courage and convictions were constantly tested. His spirit was sustained, in part, by his strong relationship with his parents, especially his father. Angus Mowat, a wounded veteran of the Great War, was only able to re-enlist for home service. His many letters to his son combined idealism and his belief in the power of the written word with an enormous zest for life and instinctive irreverence for authority. 'My Father's Son' begins where Farley Mowat's earlier book about his war experiences, 'And No Birds Sang', ended, recreating the later years of the Italian campaign with its devastating effects on the young men who bore the brunt of it." Book is Near Fine. Dust jacket minor edge wear, minor rubbing, small crease at top of both hinges, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE SKY'S NO LIMIT., Munro, Raymond Z.
169 Munro, Raymond Z. THE SKY'S NO LIMIT.
Toronto Key Porter 1985 0919493696 / 9780919493698 First Edition Hard Cover Good Very Good- 
288 pp, 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs. "Munro has had enough adventures and brushes with death to fill ten lifetimes - like the time a cannon shell exploded off the wing of his Spitfire over the English Channel; or the time he took on the Vancouver Police Department and exposed corruption in its ranks; or the time his hot air balloon crashed in gale force winds in the wintry Irish Sea; or the time he caroused with movie great Errol Flynn in Mexico. He draws vivid portraits of the many people and personalities he has known throughout his action-filled life, including Gary Cooper, Tony Curtis, Marilyn Monroe, air ace Sir Douglas Bader and Eleanor Roosevelt." Very small bump to top corner of pages, bump to top corner of boards, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light to moderate wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE LAST BUFFALO:  THE STORY OF FREDERICK ARTHUR VERNER, PAINTER OF THE CANADIAN WEST., Murray, Joan.
170 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
 
 
171 Neatby, H. Blair. WILLIAM LYON MACKENZIE KING. VOLUME III, 1932-1939: THE PRISM OF UNITY. (VOLUME 3).
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1976 0802053815 / 9780802053817 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
366 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. Volume 3 only. "(T)reats the depression years when King was first in Opposition and then the years after 1935 when he was once again Prime Minister; it is a masterly analysis of how one of the most enigmatic figures in Canadian history made shrewd and critical political decisions. Attention is paid in turn to his clearly successful tactics as Leader of the Opposition; the election campaign of 1935; a wide range of his domestic policies, including those on unemploy-ment, inflation, relief, and trade; and to a series of international crises - the Ethiopian crisis, the Spanish Civil War, Anschluss, and Munich - that culminated in the Second World War. At all times, King's over-riding concern was to preserve national unity at home and to avoid commitments abroad, either through the British Commonwealth or the League of Nations. We see King in his relations with other Canadian leaders - Aberhart, Pattullo, Hepburn, Duplessis, and Bennett - and with world leaders - Roosevelt, Baldwin, Chamberlain and Hitler. We also see the personal side of the man, and the link between the private and public figure." Book is clean and bright. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
FLAME OF POWER:  INTIMATE PROFILES OF CANADA'S GREATEST BUSINESSMEN., Newman, Peter C.
172 Newman, Peter C. FLAME OF POWER: INTIMATE PROFILES OF CANADA'S GREATEST BUSINESSMEN.
Toronto Longmans, Green 1959 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good - Lewis Parker 
264 pp, 8 7/8" H. B&w drawings. The author's first book. "Here, in eleven penetrating profiles, are uncommon men whose lives - public and private - have been a major influence in transforming Canada from a community ot traders and land tillers into the world's economically most animated nation. The frankness of these accounts provides fascinating and wholly new insight into the power wielded by the combination of men and money." Contents: Prologue; Sir Herbert Holt (1856-1941); Lord Strathcona (1820-1914); Sir William Van Horne (1843-1915); Sir James Dunn (1875-1956); Sir Harry Oakes (1874-1943); Lionel Forsyth (1890-1957); Gilbert LaBine (1890- ); The Steinberg Brothers (1905- ); Dr. Hans Lunberg (1893- ); Donald Gordon (1901- ); E.P. Taylor (1901- ); Epilogue; Acknowledgement; Index. Previous owner's name, place and date on front free endpaper; light browning to endpapers; very light edge wear to boards; light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear with a few very tiny chips; light browning at edges, on spine and on flap-folds; very light rubbing; crease at top of spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
KING OF THE CASTLE.  THE MAKING OF A DYNASTY:  SEAGRAM'S AND THE BRONFMAN EMPIRE., Newman, Peter C.
173 Newman, Peter C. KING OF THE CASTLE. THE MAKING OF A DYNASTY: SEAGRAM'S AND THE BRONFMAN EMPIRE.
New York Atheneum Books for Young Readers 1979 0689109636 / 9780689109638 Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
304 pp, 9 1/2" H. "It is one of the world's great fortunes, the empire founded by Sam Bronfman and carried on through his family, a kingdom worth more than $7 billion nurtured on bootleg alcohol and sustained through decades of deals, scandals, legal explosions and interfamily warfare. At its heart is the Seagram Company Ltd., the world's largest distilling operation, responsible for more than one million bottles of liquor per day sold in the U.S. alone, but it also reaches far beyond that - to oil companies, hotels, mines, factories and real estate all over the world." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor bump to top edge of both boards, minor fading at top/bottom edges of boards. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, one small tear archivally taped. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
174 Nichol, Eric, editor. (Francis Dickens.) DICKENS OF THE MOUNTED: THE ASTONISHING LONG-LOST LETTERS OF INSPECTOR F. DICKENS NWMP, 1874-1886.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1989 0771068077 / 9780771068072 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
294 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). Map on front endpapers, reproductions of letters on rear endpapers. "Few people know that Charles Dickens had a son who served in the North-West Mounted Police in the days when the Canadian West was wild. Those historians who mention his twelve years in the force (1874-1886) dismiss him as a round peg in a square hole, a fat, stammering, slightly deaf, alcoholic Englishman with a tendency to fall off his horse in the course of tense confrontations with Indian warriors. These recently discovered letters home to England set the record straight, and reveal the true Dickens. Not only do these letters tell us much about the Dickens family, even to the point of parodying 'Pa's' purple prose, they also tell us a great deal about early Canada as Dickens saw it in Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, and Winnipeg, and in forts all across the prairies. Dickens met everyone worth meeting in the West - including Crowfoot, Gabriel Dumont, Sam Steele, Jerry Potts, and Louis Riel - and even encountered famous visitors such as Sitting Bull, the Governor General, and Col. Harry Flashman (whom he calls 'a humbug'). And while he may have blotted his copy-book surrendering Fort Pitt to Riel's rebels, we learn here that he deserves credit for inspiring the Mounties' Musical Ride and the phrase 'a Mountie always gets his man'. Editor Nichol's wonderful skills have brought this man so alive that when we part from Frank Dickens at the end of the book, we do so with the sense of having lost a friend." Small area of light browning on top of text block. Dust jacket has tiny dent on rear panel, very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A PAINTBRUSH IN MY HAND., Odjig, Daphne.  Through R.M. Vanderburgh and M.E. Southcott.
175 Odjig, Daphne. Through R.M. Vanderburgh and M.E. Southcott. A PAINTBRUSH IN MY HAND.
Toronto Natural Heritage 1992 092047473X / 9780920474730 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
174 pp, 10 3/4" H. B&w photographs, colour and b&w reproductions. "Throughout (this book) Daphne Odjig's story has been told by herself as related through R.M. Vanderburgh and M.E. Southcott. As a product of an oral tradition that was still flourishing during her childhood in the village of Wikwemikong on Manitoulin Island in Georgian Bay, Daphne became a superb storyteller, in the tradition of her elders. It is this inheritance that she has built on as she told her stories to her two collaborators. Odjig's skills as a storyteller are reflected in the impressionistic introductions to many of the chapters. Her lively expresion of events and activities in her life come vividly alive for Vanderburgh who has maintained as much as possible the authenticity of Odjig's narratives and tried to pass these impressions along to the reader. Odjig's skill in visual communication is evident in the paintings reproduced here. Southcott has tried to pass on to the reader the thoughts and emotions the artist experienced in the creation of these paintings." Tiny repaired tear at bottom of front inside hinge, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small bump to bottom corner of each board. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing, small tear on front panel near hinge - archivally taped, tiny dent on front hinge, tiny sticker removal mark on front panel. 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
SASKATCHEWAN HISTORY.  VOL. XXXVII NO.s 1, 2 & 3.  (WINTER, SPRING, AUTUMN 1984).  PLUS INDEX., Oliver, E.H.; Bloomfield, G.T.; Feather, Joan; Matthews, Vincent L.; Glen Makahonuk; Neufeld, David; Ronaghan, Allen; Thomas F. Schilz; Spinks, J.W.T.; Goldsmith, Violet.
176 Oliver, E.H.; Bloomfield, G.T.; Feather, Joan; Matthews, Vincent L.; Glen Makahonuk; Neufeld, David; Ronaghan, Allen; Thomas F. Schilz; Spinks, J.W.T.; Goldsmith, Violet. SASKATCHEWAN HISTORY. VOL. XXXVII NO.s 1, 2 & 3. (WINTER, SPRING, AUTUMN 1984). PLUS INDEX.
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Saskatchewan Archives Office 1984 Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
120 pp in 3 volumes (complete year), 10" H. Single sheet Index to Volume XXIV (1984) laid in. B&w illustrations. Articles: Lewis Herbert Thomas, 1917-1983; "I Can See a Car in That Crop: Motorization in Saskatchewan, 1906-1934; Kelsey's Journal of 1691 Reconsidered; Documents of Western History - Stockholm's First Teacher: Excerpts from the Diary of Violet Goldsmith; Early Medical Care in Saskatchewan; The Saskatoon Relief Camp Workers' Riot of May 8, 1933: An Expression of Class Conflict; Thorbergur Thorvaldson: A Canadian Scientist-Statesman; The Prairie Pastor - E.H. Oliver; Brandy and Beaver Pelts: Assiniboine-European Trading Patterns, 1695-1805; Early Mining Exploration in Northern Saskatchewan: The H.V. Dardier Expedition of 1914-1917. Plus book reviews. Interiors - No 2 has soft bump at top/bottom corners of text block, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - No 2 has soft creases at top/bottom corner of covers, all books have very minor edge wear and minor toning to edges/spines. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
177 Oliver, Peter. G. HOWARD FERGUSON: ONTARIO TORY.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1977 0802033466 / 9780802033468 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Inscribed By Author
501 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. Inscribed on title page: "For John Watson, / with my very best wishes, / Peter Oliver". "As premier of Ontario from 1923 to 1930, G. Howard Ferguson was the most successful, the most colourful, and perhaps the ablest of Canadian politicians of his time. Largely as a result of his leadership, the Ontario Tories emerged from the debacle of their 1919 defeat to eliminate virtually all political opposition - and launch the Conservative dynasty in Ontario. Peter Oliver's study of Ferguson's life and times provides both a revealing picture of a political professional of driving ambition and rare talent and a commentary on a largely rural society dealing with the challenges of industrialization and urbanization." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, previous owner's name stamp on free front endpaper, minor glue residue on endpapers, minor browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, light edge browning, one very small tear archivally taped some rubbing with color loss at bottom of spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
178 Osler, E.B. THE MAN WHO HAD TO HANG: LOUIS RIEL.
Longmans, Green, Toronto, (1961), Ist edition. 
320 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. "Whether he was a martyr to his country's growth or the traitor he was branded, and why the jury's recommendation for mercy was ignored have been the unhappy questions on Canada's conscience since that November morning in 1885 when Louis Riel walked to the gallows 'with the dignity of a king'. Although one of the author's illustrious forebears appeared for the prosecution, E.B. Osler takes his stand unequivocally on the side of Riel; and every fair-minded Canadian will want to give him a hearing." Previous owner's name on front pastedown, small, light stain on textblock fore edge and a few very tiny stains on bottom of text block, light browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket is lightly browned, with small chips/tears(archivally taped)/creases at edges, light edge wear. VG/G+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
179 Peacock, Evelyn Elizabeth. THE DAYS OF MY YOUTH. MEMORIES. POEMS.
Privately published. Soft Cover Very Good 
96 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H). 2 b&w photographs. The personal reminiscenes of Evelyn Elizabeth Peacock (April 19, 1876-June 7, 1971), looking back on her childhood on a Ontario farm, "About twelve miles from the St. Lawrence Market as the crow flies." She writes about farm life, school, recreation, trips to the big city, Christmas, etc., etc. The second half of the book consists of her poetry. The book was inscribed by the author's daughter in 1986. Interior - small faint stain on first two pages, gift inscription on inside of front cover, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - small soft crease on front cover, faint indentations on covers, spine flat with very faint crease. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
180 Pitman, Walter. VICTOR FELDBRILL: CANADIAN CONDUCTOR EXTRAORDINAIRE.
Toronto Dundurn Press 2010 1554887682 / 9781554887682 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ 
430 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w and colour photographs. "(A)n account of the life and cultural contribution of one of Canada's most talented conductors. Born in 1924, he made his Toronto Symphony conducting debut at the age of eighteen. He went on to become the artistic director of the Winnipeg Symphony, a conductor with the Toronto Symphony, and a guest conductor of virtually every major symphony orchestra in Canada. Feldbrill was also the first conductor-in-residence at the University of Toronto's Faculty of Music, from 1968 to 1982. However, what really set Feldbrill apart was his limitless enthusiasm and support of Canadian music and young musicians, as well as his insistence on playing the music of Canadian composers despite the reluctance of some orchestral managers and the initial opposition of audiences at the time. In doing so he reached out to young people and trained many to take their places as members of Canadian orchestras from coast to coast." Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
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