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161 Peacock, Evelyn Elizabeth. THE DAYS OF MY YOUTH. MEMORIES. POEMS.
Privately published. 
96 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), soft cover. 2 b&w photos. 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. VG 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
162 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
 
 
163 Pitt, David G. E.J. PRATT. THE TRUANT YEARS, 1882-1927 & THE MASTER YEARS, 1927-1964. 2 VOLUME SET.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1984 0802056601 / 9780802056603 Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
415 pp, 555 pp, 9 1/4" H - 2 volume set. B&w photographs. The free endpapers of Volume One appear to be missing, although there is no sign of any removal. "The Truant Years" - ISBN 0802056601- published 1984. "The Master Years" - ISBN 0802057535 - published 1987. "E.J. Pratt (1882-1964) is generally recognized as the leading Canadian poet of his generation. Moreover, as Marshall McLuhan observed in 1958, Pratt was, in his personal and social life, 'a one-man creator of a climate for the arts and letters in Canada'. Pratt was friend, counsellor, patron, and mentor to most of the young, struggling poets in Canada during the 1920s. He was also a friend and correspondent of most of the leading literary and artistic figures of the day, both in Canada - including Sir Charles G.D. Roberts, Bliss Carman, William Arthur Deacon, and Fred Varley - and abroad - John Masefield, J.R.R. Tolkien, and W.R. Benet." Books are clean and bright. Dust jackets have very minor edge wrinklingand very minor rubbing. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE JEWS OF WINDSOR, 1790-1990: A HISTORICAL CHRONICLE., Plaut, Jonathan V.  Foreword by Dr. Larry Kulisek.
164 Plaut, Jonathan V. Foreword by Dr. Larry Kulisek. THE JEWS OF WINDSOR, 1790-1990: A HISTORICAL CHRONICLE.
Toronto Dundurn 2007 1550027069 / 9781550027068 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ 
320 pp, square large 8vo (9" x 9"). B&w photographs. "Beginning with the first Jewish settler, Moses David, the important role that Windsor Jews played in the development of Ontario's south is mirrored in this 200-year chronicle. The founding pioneer families transformed their Eastern European shtetl into a North American settlement; many individuals were involved in establishing synagogues, schools, and an organized communal structure in spite of divergent religious, political, and economic interests. Modernity and the growing influence of Zionism and Conservative/Reform Judaism challenged the traditional and leftist leanings of the community's founders. From the outset, Jews were represented in city council, actively involved in communal organizations, and appointed to judical posts. While its Jewish population was small, Windsor boasted Canada's first Jewish Cabinet members, provincially and federally, in David Croll and Herb Gray. As the new millenium approached, Jews faced shrinking numbers, forcing major consolidations in order to ensure their survival." Inside - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - two small corner creases. Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE JEWS OF WINDSOR, 1790-1990: A HISTORICAL CHRONICLE., Plaut, Jonathan V.  Foreword by Dr. Larry Kulisek.
165 Plaut, Jonathan V. Foreword by Dr. Larry Kulisek. THE JEWS OF WINDSOR, 1790-1990: A HISTORICAL CHRONICLE.
Toronto Dundurn 2007 1550027069 / 9781550027068 First Edition Soft Cover Near Fine 
320 pp, square large 8vo (9" x 9"). B&w photographs. "Beginning with the first Jewish settler, Moses David, the important role that Windsor Jews played in the development of Ontario's south is mirrored in this 200-year chronicle. The founding pioneer families transformed their Eastern European shtetl into a North American settlement; many individuals were involved in establishing synagogues, schools, and an organized communal structure in spite of divergent religious, political, and economic interests. Modernity and the growing influence of Zionism and Conservative/Reform Judaism challenged the traditional and leftist leanings of the community's founders. From the outset, Jews were represented in city council, actively involved in communal organizations, and appointed to judical posts. While its Jewish population was small, Windsor boasted Canada's first Jewish Cabinet members, provincially and federally, in David Croll and Herb Gray. As the new millenium approached, Jews faced shrinking numbers, forcing major consolidations in order to ensure their survival." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor wrinkle at top of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
166 Preston, W.T.R. MY GENERATION OF POLITICS AND POLITICIANS.
D.A. Rose, Toronto, (1927). 
462 pp, large 8vo, Hardcover (no dust jacket). Political memoirs of W.T.R. Preston, covering his years of involvement with the Liberal party, detailing the history of the times, the influential players and the global situation. Chapters on Lord Dufferin, Canadian Pacific Railway, Elections, Prime ministers, the First World War, Conventions, Election fraud, North Atlantic Steamship Combine, etc., etc. Interior - previous owners name (local M.P.) on free front endpaper, newspaper obituary column for W.T.R. Preston laid-in in front of book, pages browning lightly, foxing to frontis/preliminary pages, foxing to illustration and adjacent pages, book cracked in three places (all pages firmly held in place), one small dog-ear, printers ink mark in margin of page 228. Exterior - browning and tiny foxing marks to top of textblock, shelf rubbing to bottom of textblock. A good reference copy only. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE LIFE AND TIMES OF ARTHUR MALONEY: THE LAST OF THE TRIBUNES., Pullen, Charles.
167 Pullen, Charles. THE LIFE AND TIMES OF ARTHUR MALONEY: THE LAST OF THE TRIBUNES.
Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History / Dundurn Press, Toronto, 1994. 
411 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1550022245 B&w photographs, political cartoons. "Arthur Maolney was a charmingly complicated and skilled man who came out of the Ottawa Valley determined to make something of himself a s other members of his family had done before him. By the time he died in 1984 he had been a successful criminal lawyer, a politician, a social activist, and Ontario's first Ombudsman. Charles Pullen draws on his experiences as Maloney's artic l e d law student in the late 1950s and his training as both lawyer and literary scholar to present a rich and fascinating account of Maloney's busy professional and personal life." Tiny scuff on front hinge, two small light dust stains on bottom of t ex t block. Dust jacket has some minor edge wrinkling, light rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
BEFORE I FORGET: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY., Rackham, Reg.  Signed.
168 Rackham, Reg. Signed. BEFORE I FORGET: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY.
N.P. Self-published 1991 0969582609 / 9780969582601 Hard Cover Very Good + Very Good Signed by Author
191 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs. **SIGNED ON TITLE PAGE: "REG RACKHAM". The reminiscences of a former Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer. Previous owner's place, date and signature on free front endpaper, small tear with crease at bottom of free rear endpaper - archivally taped, light wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wear, light edge wrinkling - mainly at top of spine and top/bottom of flap-folds, a few soft creases at bottom of rear panel, a few very small faint liquid marks on front panel, light rubbing - mainly on rear panel. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE SCOT IN BRITISH NORTH AMERICA.  4 VOLUME SET., Rattray, W.J.
169 Rattray, W.J. THE SCOT IN BRITISH NORTH AMERICA. 4 VOLUME SET.
Toronto Maclear 1880 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - 
Four volumes, bevelled boards covered in blue cloth with gilt/black/blue lettering and decoration on spines and front boards. Brown endpapers to volumes I & II, white to volumes III & IV. Tissue-covered b&w portrait frontispiece in each volume. Pagination runs consecutively through the set - 1197 pages in total, plus publisher's advertising. Publication began in 1880 and concluded with volume IV in 1883. Contents - Volume I: The Scots at Home (The Land and the People / Early History / The War of Independence / Religion in Scotland - The Reformation and the Covenant / The Highlanders and Jacobitism / The Women and the Homes of Scotland / General Summary); The Scot Across the Sea (Abroad / Early Conquest and Colonization / British Rule after the Conquest). Volume II: The Scot in Public Life (The War of 1812 / Colonial Government down to 1791 / Constitutional Rule prior to 1812 / From 1815 to 1841 / Canada from 1840 to 1867). Volume III: The Scot in Public Life, continued (The Maritime Provinces from 1837 to 1867 / The Dominion from 1867 to 1882); The Scot in Professional Life (Universities and Colleges / The Churches / The Legal Profession). Volume IV: The Scot in the North-West (The Country and its early History / British Fur-hunting, and Settlement / The Rival Companies and Lord Selkirk / The Company and Colonization / The Canadian Pacific Railway / The Influx of Settlement / British Columbia / Journalism and Literature / Addenda). The books bear contemporary ownership blindstamps/signatures/dates of the Hume family of Galt. Some light rubbing/wear to edges, corners of boards and top/bottom of spine; light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine; wrinkling/rubbing to endpapers of the first two volumes; very light toning to edges of textblock - a little more on bottom; a few minor marks to text, but overall a clean, tight, handsome set, protected by removable stiff mylar jackets. 
Price: 225.00 USD
 
 
170 Richeler, Mordecai. BROADSIDES: REVIEWS AND OPINIONS.
Markham, Ontario Viking 1990 0670833061 / 9780670833061 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
254 pp, 9 1/4" H. "From Canada's most outspoken novelist and essayist comes a broadside of outrageous remarks, irreverent wisdom and wickedly accurate criticism. Whether surveying the international literary scene or considering the excesses of pop psychology, Mordecai Richler attacks his diverse subjects with relish and devastating wit. We learn about Richler's opinions on everything from movieland to conspiracy theories, from reincarnation to orgies, and from political wives to male impotence in 14th century France. But there is another side to Richler - a kinder, gentler man who celebrates marriage and friendship, fatherhood and harmony. In a mellow mood, Richler meditates on the joys of reading, the power of fiction, and the great rewards of a profession in writing." Very minor edge wear, very light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at bottom of spine, tiny scuff on rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
JOHN RICHARDSON.  MAKERS OF CANADIAN LITERATURE SERIES., Riddell, William Renwick.
171 Riddell, William Renwick. JOHN RICHARDSON. MAKERS OF CANADIAN LITERATURE SERIES.
Toronto Ryerson Press Hard Cover Very Good 
226 pp, 16mo (6 5/8" H), blue cloth with gold letter/decoration on spine. No date, but the preface is dated 1923. B&w portrait. Looks at the life and works of Major John Richardson, "the first Upper-Canadian novelist". Born in Queenston in 1796, he served in the War of 1812 and was taken prisoner at Moraviantown in 1813. Contents: Biographical; Early Works ("Tecumseh" / "Ecarte"); "Wacousta"; "The Canadian Brothers" (Matilda Montgomerie); Life in Spain ("Movements of the British Legion" / "Personal Memoirs"); Newspaper Ventures ("The New Era, or Canadian Chronicle" / "War of 1812" / "The Canadian Loyalist"); Autobiographical Works ("Eight Years in Canada" / "The Guards in Canada"); Tales of the Chicago Tragedy ("Hardscrabble" / "Wau-nan-gee"); "The Monk Knight of St. John"; Anthology; An Appreciation; Bibliography; Index. Very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, some darkening to edges of text block, a few tiny foxing marks on bottom of text block. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
JEAN I. GUNN: NURSING LEADER.  CANADIAN MEDICAL LIVES SERIES., Rieger, Natalie.
172 Rieger, Natalie. JEAN I. GUNN: NURSING LEADER. CANADIAN MEDICAL LIVES SERIES.
Asociated Medical Services / Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Markham, Ontario, 1997. 
264 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1550411756 B&w photographs. "In 1913 Jean Gunn, a native of Belleville who trained at the prestigious New York Presbyterian Hospital, became the Superintendant of Nurses at the Toronto General Hospital. For more than a quarter of a century she gave her energy and time to numerous nursing and health issues and the nursing service at the Toronto General. Recognized as a leader by nurses, doctors, politicians and hospital trustees, she manoeuvred around obstructions with humour, diplomacy, persistence and a fine sense of justice. Her contribution shows that the nursing profession achieved success despite the hierarchical, paternal and oppressive attitudes and behaviour of hospital trustees, medical doctors and politcians towards the nursing profession. Her story delineates the ambivalence which nurses had in working with other women on issues which were not related directly to nursing. It describes the respect with which Gunn was held by colleagues and her students at the General. Her achievements provide an alternative to the traditional interpretation of nursing's history as being oppressed and under patriarchal control, striving unsuccessfully to become a profession. What Gunn and her nurse colleagues accomplished in her life is relevant to today's problems in the health care system. We must know of those struggles before we lose the gains they fought for." Tiny tear on front inside hinge. NF/ F 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
AFRICA'S CHILDREN: A HISTORY OF BLACKS IN YARMOUTH, NOVA SCOTIA., Robart-Johnson, Sharon.
173 Robart-Johnson, Sharon. AFRICA'S CHILDREN: A HISTORY OF BLACKS IN YARMOUTH, NOVA SCOTIA.
Toronto Natural Heritage 2009 1550028626 / 9781550028621 First Edition Soft Cover Fine 
236 pp, 9" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "Chronicling the history of Black families of the Yarmouth area of Nova Scotia, (this book) is a mirror image of the hopes and despairs and the achievements and injustices that mark the early stories of many African-Canadians. This extensively researched history traces the lives of those people, still enslaved at the time, who arrived with the influx of Black Loyalists and landed in Shelburne in 1783, as well as those who had come with their masters as early as 1767. Their migration to a new home did little to improve their overall living conditions, a situation that would persist for many years throughout Yarmouth County. By drawing on a comprehen-sive range of sources that include census and cemetery records, church and school histories, libraries, museums, oral histories, newspapers, wills, 'The Black Loyalist Directory', and many others, this is a history that has been overlooked for far too long. " Inside - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
AFRICA'S CHILDREN: A HISTORY OF BLACKS IN YARMOUTH, NOVA SCOTIA., Robart-Johnson, Sharon.
174 Robart-Johnson, Sharon. AFRICA'S CHILDREN: A HISTORY OF BLACKS IN YARMOUTH, NOVA SCOTIA.
Toronto Natural Heritage 2009 1550028626 / 9781550028621 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ 
236 pp, 9" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "Chronicling the history of Black families of the Yarmouth area of Nova Scotia, (this book) is a mirror image of the hopes and despairs and the achievements and injustices that mark the early stories of many African-Canadians. This extensively researched history traces the lives of those people, still enslaved at the time, who arrived with the influx of Black Loyalists and landed in Shelburne in 1783, as well as those who had come with their masters as early as 1767. Their migration to a new home did little to improve their overall living conditions, a situation that would persist for many years throughout Yarmouth County. By drawing on a comprehen-sive range of sources that include census and cemetery records, church and school histories, libraries, museums, oral histories, newspapers, wills, 'The Black Loyalist Directory', and many others, this is a history that has been overlooked for far too long. " Interior - small light stain on inside of front cover, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing on rear cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
175 Robertston, Heather. MEASURING MOTHER EARTH: HOW JOE THE KID BECAME TYRRELL OF THE NORTH.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 2007 0771075391 / 9780771075391 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
348 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs, maps. "One of Canada's first scientific explorers, Joseph Burr Tyrrell began his career in the late nineteenth century by surveying the Rocky Mountains on foot and mapping remote northern regions from a birchbark canoe; he ended it at the dawn of the Atomic Age, flying across the wilderness in bush planes. Among his many accomplishments, Tyrrell discovered Canada's first dinosaur, Albertosaurus, and an Ice Age glacier he named Keewatin. He risked his own and his companions' lives charting the Dubawnt and Kazan river networks west of Hudson Bay, and rescued the maps and records of Canada's great geographer, David Thompson, from oblivion. After he failed to find gold in the Klondike, Tyrrell gambled on buying a gold mine in Kirkland Lake, Ontario, and won millions." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very minor edge wear. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE RUSH FOR SPOILS:  THE COMPANY PROVINCE, 1871-1933 & PILLARS OF PROFIT:  THE COMPANY PROVINCE, 1934-1972.  2 VOLUME SET., Robin, Martin.
176 Robin, Martin. THE RUSH FOR SPOILS: THE COMPANY PROVINCE, 1871-1933 & PILLARS OF PROFIT: THE COMPANY PROVINCE, 1934-1972. 2 VOLUME SET.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1972 0771076754 / 9780771076756 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
318 pp, 351 pp, 9 1/4" H - 2 volume set. 'The Rush for Spoils' - published 1972, ISBN 0771076754. 'Pillars of Profit' - published 1973, ISBN 077107672X. B&w illustrations. "This is an extensively researched and thorough history of British Columbia that represents a new departure in the political and historical literature of the province. (The) first volume covers the years to 1933, when Conservative Premier Tolmie was replaced by the Liberal Pattullo. (The second volume covers) the stormy years of T.D. Pattullo's war on the Great Depression, the Liberal-Conservative coalition against Socialism, the reign of W.A.C. Bennett and Social Credit during twenty years of scandal and controversy and, finally, the victory of the N.D.P. under Dave Barrett in the general election of August, 1972. Dr. Robin's critical approach to the politicians, their ideologies and policies, is supported by a mass of facts that will make this well-written and entertaining study a standard reference work for years to come." The Rush for Spoils has minor wrinkle at bottom of spine and very small light stain on top of text block. Dust Jackets: 'The Rush for Spoils' has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, four small edge tears archivally taped. 'Pillars of Profit' has very light edge wear and rubbing. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
177 Rome, David, editor. CANADIAN JEWS IN WORLD WAR II. PART II: CASUALTIES.
Montreal Canadian Jewish Congress 1948 Soft Cover Good- 
150 pp, 10 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "This volume deals with the men and women who appeared in the official casualty lists of the Canadian armed forces, those reported killed, dead, missing, presumed dead, wounded, injured, ill and prisoners of war. The editors have taken the liberty of including the name of Dr. Louis Slotin, the civilian who died under unusually heroic circumstances during his reseach on the atom. We have also included several who gave their lives in the service while they were still technically civilians." Interior - light water stain at top edge of first page and approx. pages 108 to end of book, tiny crease or curl to top/bottom corner of approx. first 20 pages. Exterior - moderate edge wear, corner creases and edge tear (archivally taped) on front cover, piece missing at top corner of front cover, light rubbing/soiling, a few tiny scuffs, small pieces missing from top/bottom of spine, faint creases on rear cover. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
178 Rubinek, Saul. SO MANY MIRACLES.
Markham, Ontario Viking 1988 0670818585 / 9780670818587 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
216 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w photographs. "Saul grew up thinking that everyone's parents had nightmares. While interviewing his mother and father, he found more than the source of nightmares. This powerful oral history paints a vivid picture of the young 'shtetl' girl who fell in love with the first Jewish man she ever saw dance the tango - the city boy, a boy who had broken away from religious tradition to make his fortune as an actor. (This) is the story of the young couple's love and marriage, over the strenuous objections of parents, despite the spectre of war and Holocaust. Frania and Israel tell of their 28 months in hiding with Polish farmers; of how they ran from Poland with the help of an underground refugee network and made their way, through the Displaced Persons camp, to Canada. The last part of the book is about the Rubineks' return to Poland, after more than 40 years, to have a reunion with the Polish family who saved their lives. Saul began to tape interviews with his mother and father over 12 years ago. What emerged was not only a family reconciliation but also an intricate personal history - romantic, horrific and passionate." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE SELECTED JOURNALS OF L.M. MONTGOMERY.  VOLUME I: 1889-1910., Rubio, Mary & Waterston, Elizabeth, editors.  (L.M. Montgomery - Lucy Maud Montgomery.)
179 Rubio, Mary & Waterston, Elizabeth, editors. (L.M. Montgomery - Lucy Maud Montgomery.) THE SELECTED JOURNALS OF L.M. MONTGOMERY. VOLUME I: 1889-1910.
Toronto Oxford University Press 1985 019540503X / 9780195405033 Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
424 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, maps, genealogical chart. The first volume of 'The Selected Journals of L.M. Montgomery' "takes her to 1910, the year before her marriage, when she left Prince Edward Island. It recounts her schooldays in Cavendish, redolent with incidents, impressions, and romantic 'crushes' that found their way into her fiction; a year spent in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, with her father and stepmother; a year of study at Prince of Wales College in Charlottetown, where she trained to be a teacher, and another at Dalhousie University; her teaching years; a powerful infatuation with the son of a family she lived with; a long and mostly unhappy period of keeping house for her grandmother; and the publication of 'Anne of Green Gables'. The autobiographical content will fasciant every devoted reader of the Anne books. But the Montgomery journals are especially interesting because they provide a unique social history and the privilege of viewing closely the life of a remarkable woman. Comprising perhaps the most vivid and detailed memoir in Canadian letters, the journals will join 'Anne of Green Gables' in ensuring Montgomery's lasting place in Canadian liter-ature." Very light browning to pages and edges of text block, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor soiling, light wrinkling and a few tiny tears at top of spine, some waviness on rear panel, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE SELECTED JOURNALS OF L.M. MONTGOMERY.  VOLUME II: 1910-1921., Rubio, Mary & Waterston, Elizabeth, editors.  (L.M. Montgomery - Lucy Maud Montgomery.)
180 Rubio, Mary & Waterston, Elizabeth, editors. (L.M. Montgomery - Lucy Maud Montgomery.) THE SELECTED JOURNALS OF L.M. MONTGOMERY. VOLUME II: 1910-1921.
Toronto Oxford University Press 1987 0195405862 / 9780195405866 Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- 
443 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, maps. The second volume of 'The Selected Journals of L.M. Montgomery' "records a time of great change and upheaval both in Montgomery's life and in society. When she wrote the first entry in this volume she had recently become a world-famous author, having published 'Anne of Green Gables' in 1908. Here we become privy to her response to the death of her grandmother, who had restricted her life severely; her marriage and honeymoon trip to Scotland and England; and her departure from Prince Edward Island to the new restrictions of her life as the wife of a Presbyterian minister in an Ontario village. Montgomery reveals the intensities of friendship, the minutiae of home-making, the joys of motherhood along with the traumas of a disturbed marriage, and records the sources and composition of the 'Anne' series and the emergence of her new heroine 'Emily'. Besides learning about the rewards and trials - including two unpleasant lawsuits - of being a successful author, we see also how a sensitive woman responded to the possibility, the actuality, and the aftermath of a world war. By turns tart and sentimental, sharp-sighted and anxiety-ridden, L.M. Montgomery provides a compelling record of her remarkable life against the background - both social and literary - of a tumultuous period in Canadian history." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling and a few tiny edge tears, light fading to spine color, wrinkling on rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
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