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21 Gaetz, Annie L. THE PARK COUNTRY: A HISTORY OF RED DEER AND DISTRICT. (ALBERTA)
Canada Self-published 1948 First Edition Hard Cover Fair Poor Signed by Author
173 pp, 8 3/8" H. Signed by author on front free endpaper. A local history of Red Deer, Alberta, and district with much information on early settlers, ranch life, Indians, the Hudson's Bay trading post, etc. Old tape residue on endpapers, small ink stain in margin of page 68, small light stain in margin of page 141, moderate to heavy edge wear, light staining to boards, book slightly cocked, light browning and small/tiny light stains to edges of text block. Dust jacket has old taped repairs - heavy edge creasing, small edge chips and tears, small holes on spine, old tape residue, soiling and rubbing, crease down panels near hinge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
DREAMCATCHERS: MYTHS AND HISTORY.  (DREAM CATCHERS), Gottlieb, Julie V., Researcher
22 Gottlieb, Julie V., Researcher DREAMCATCHERS: MYTHS AND HISTORY. (DREAM CATCHERS)
Etobicoke Prospero 1999 1552678458 / 9781552678459 Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
128 pp, 10 1/4" H. Colour and b&w photographs, drawings. "In Ojibway tradition, mothers and grandmothers netted tiny circular cobweb-like charms from willow and sinew. These delicate charms were not meant to last but were intended to protect newborn children from 'everything evil, just as a spider's web catches and holds everything that comes in contact with it'. The beauty of dreamcatchers is reflected in their symmetry and natural accents. For generations, they have been crafted by making a hoop out of fresh wood, and then weaving a web inside the circle of deer sinew or colored thread. The unbroken strand of web/sinew is symbolic of eternity. Good dreams are also helped into the sleeper's dream world by feathers and colored beads that are attached at the bottom of the web. Careful attention is paid to leaving a hole in the middle of the web; if this is neglected, healthy dreams cannot find their way through to the dreamer." Contents: The Ojibway People; The Legend of the Dreamcatcher; Dreamcatchers and Children; The Dream Quest; Contemporary Issues - The Spiritual Legacy of Dreamcatchers; How to Make a Dreamcatcher; Notes and Bibliography; Index. Tiny dint on top edge of rear board. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, one very small edge tear archivally taped, a few tiny dints on hinges. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
DREAMCATCHERS: MYTHS AND HISTORY.  (DREAM CATCHERS), Gottlieb, Julie V., Researcher
23 Gottlieb, Julie V., Researcher DREAMCATCHERS: MYTHS AND HISTORY. (DREAM CATCHERS)
Etobicoke Prospero 1999 1552678458 / 9781552678459 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
128 pp, 10 1/4" H. Colour and b&w photographs, drawings. "In Ojibway tradition, mothers and grandmothers netted tiny circular cobweb-like charms from willow and sinew. These delicate charms were not meant to last but were intended to protect newborn children from 'everything evil, just as a spider's web catches and holds everything that comes in contact with it'. The beauty of dreamcatchers is reflected in their symmetry and natural accents. For generations, they have been crafted by making a hoop out of fresh wood, and then weaving a web inside the circle of deer sinew or colored thread. The unbroken strand of web/sinew is symbolic of eternity. Good dreams are also helped into the sleeper's dream world by feathers and colored beads that are attached at the bottom of the web. Careful attention is paid to leaving a hole in the middle of the web; if this is neglected, healthy dreams cannot find their way through to the dreamer." Contents: The Ojibway People; The Legend of the Dreamcatcher; Dreamcatchers and Children; The Dream Quest; Contemporary Issues - The Spiritual Legacy of Dreamcatchers; How to Make a Dreamcatcher; Notes and Bibliography; Index. Tiny bump at top corner of front board. Dust jacket has tiny bump at top of front flap-fold, one tiny edge tear archivally taped. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
24 Gough, Barry M., editor. THE JOURNAL OF ALEXANDER HENRY THE YOUNGER, 1799-1814. VOLUME II - THE SASKATCHEWAN AND COLUMBIA RIVERS.
Toronto The Champlain Society 1992 0969342519 / 9780969342519 Limited Edition Hard Cover Near Fine 
Volume II only. Pagination runs 329 - 781 pp, large 8vo (9 5/8" H). Orange/red cloth with gilt lettering/crest on spine, top edge gilt. No. 0531 of an edition of twelve hundred and fifty. "This second volume of the Journal of the North West Company fur trader Alexander Henry the Younger portrays Henry against the larger panorama of the North American fur trade. We find him in the first entry, that for 8 August 1808, taking his leave from the Pembina post in the Red River Valley. He is destined for the Saskatchewan country and a different departmental assignment from that he previously had. We trace his route upstream along the waterways of the Saskatchewan River system, and we follow him into the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in what is now southwestern Alberta. In the course of these trading activities that cover the years 1808 through 1813, Henry meets the surveyor and discoverer David Thompson, and on occasion the latter features heavily in the narrative. During these years on the prairies and plains of western North America Henry writes extensive commentary on various native peoples. The last phase of the Journal, comprising the years 1813 and 1814, brings Henry into the watershed of the Columbia River and the Pacific Coast.. The Nor'Westers were in a very insecure position owing to the threat of United States naval intervention during the War of 1812 and to the rivalry of John Jacob Astor's Pacific Fur Company. The tension of the narrative builds with these enlarge-ments to Henry's activities, and it ends in his accidental death." From the Editor's Note. Minor rub on fore-edge of text block otherwise clean and bright. 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
25 Greene, Alma. (Gah-wonh-nos-doh / Forbidden Voice). TALES OF THE MOHAWKS.
Canada J.M. Dent & Sons 1975 046095086X / 9780460950862 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good R. G. Miller. 
186 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). (The author) "here recalls some of the tales that are told on the Six Nations Reserve on the Grand River in Ontario. Near the reserve is the town of Brantford, which is named after the Mohawk officer who led his people's fight for King George in the American War of Independence. These are stories that belong to twentieth-century farmers, shopkeepers, and high-steel workers who have never lost their communion with the natural world, which for them is also the world of the spirit. The stories' integration of traditional and present-day realities is beautifully realized in the remarkable pencil illustrations of Gary Miller, another native of the Six Nations Reserve." Contents: The Tree of Peace; Fairy Rings; Witches' Brew; Bountiful Earth; Potions and Charms; The Cycle of Life; The White Man Comes; Changing Rites; On the Grand River; Omens and Visions; New Festivals; Living Traditions. Christmas inscription on front free endpaper. Dust jacket is scuffed and worn at edges with some color loss, one or two very small closed tears and chips. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
26 Heming, Arthur. THE DRAMA OF THE FORESTS: ROMANCE AND ADVENTURE.
Toronto S.B. Gundy 1924 First Canadian Edition. Hard Cover Good+ No Jacket Arthur Heming. 
324 pp, 7 3/4" H. 14 colour plates, including frontispiece (collated). "(I) travelled twenty-three times through various parts of the vast northern woods, between Maine and Alaska, and covered thousands upon thousands of miles by canoe, pack-train, snowshoes, bateau, dog-train, buck-board, timber-raft, prairie-schooner, lumber-wagon, and 'alligator'. (B)ack again I went at all seasons of the year to encamp in that great timber-land that sweeps from the Atlantic to the Pacific. thus it has taken me thirty-three years to gather the information this volume contains - (but) I wish to explain that in compliance with the wishes of the leading actors - who actually lived their parts of this story - fictitious names have been given to the principal characters and to the principal trading posts, lakes, and rivers herein depicted. Furthermore, in order to give the reader a more interesting, complete, and faithful description of the daily and the yearly life of the forest dwellers as I have observed it, I have taken the liberty of weaving together the more interesting facts I have gathered - both first- and second-hand - into one continuous narrative as though it all happened in a single year. And in order to retain all the primitive local colour, the unique costumes, and the fascinating romance of the fur-trade days as I witnessed them in my twenties - though much of the life has already passed away - the scene is set to represent a certain year in the early (1890s)." Separation between some page gatherings (mainly at illustration locations) - pages are firm in binding, very slight bump at top corner of boards, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor shelf soiling on bottom of text block, three very small stains on top of text block, minor rubbing on boards. Book is protected in a stiff mylar sleeve. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
TRAVELS THROUGH THE CANADAS:  CONTAINING A DESCRIPTION OF THE PICTURESQUE SCENERY ON SOME OF THE RIVERS AND LAKES; WITH AN ACCOUNT OF THE PRODUCTIONS, COMMERCE, AND INHABITANTS OF THOSE PROVINCES., Heriot, George.  Introduction to New Edition by James J. Talman.
27 Heriot, George. Introduction to New Edition by James J. Talman. TRAVELS THROUGH THE CANADAS: CONTAINING A DESCRIPTION OF THE PICTURESQUE SCENERY ON SOME OF THE RIVERS AND LAKES; WITH AN ACCOUNT OF THE PRODUCTIONS, COMMERCE, AND INHABITANTS OF THOSE PROVINCES.
Edmonton M.G. Hurtig 1971 0888300360 / 9780888300362 First Hurtig Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ George Heriot. 
602 pp, 10 1/2" H. Red cloth covered boards, black title block with gilt lettering/decoration on spine. Original publisher's cardboard slipcase with titling on spine and one side. Black, white & cream illustrations (several fold-out) plus colour fold-out map (collated). Title continues: "To which is sub-joined a comparative view of the manners and customs of several of the Indian nations of North and South America." "Heriot went to Quebec in 1792 as a civil servant and became deputy postmaster general of Canada in 1799. Until 1816 he remained in Canada, travelling at least as far west as Niagara Falls, perhaps Detroit, and to some extent in the United States, sketching along the way. His legacy - his water-colors and this book, an unsurpassed intimate history of 'the lakes, the rivers, and cataracts, the villages, farm-houses, and townships of Canada'. Although British reviewers of the day were unimpressed by richly detailed descriptions of a mere colony, the extent and precision of Heriot's account is a virtue one hundred and sixty years later. He wrote at length of each of the major waterways in Upper and Lower Canada which were, as James Talman points out in his introduction, 'of first importance in the life of the people as a means of travel and a source of water power'. And his sketches of buildings, particularly in Quebec, are invaluable since many of those buildings were already falling into ruin when Heriot saw them." Very minor wrinkling at top og spine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing. Slipcase has very light edge wear/rubbing, tiny slight puncture on one side, slight bump at top of spine. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
OPENING UP THE WEST, 1874-1881 / SETTLERS AND REBELS, 1882-1885 / LAW AND ORDER, 1886-1887 / THE NEW WEST, 1888-1889 - BEING THE OFFICIAL REPORTS TO PARLIAMENT OF THE ACTIVITIES OF THE ROYAL NORTH-WEST MOUNTED POLICE FORCE.  4 VOLUME SET., Higgitt, W.L., Commissioner, RCMP, introduction.  (The Commissioners of the Royal North-West Mounted Police.)
28 Higgitt, W.L., Commissioner, RCMP, introduction. (The Commissioners of the Royal North-West Mounted Police.) OPENING UP THE WEST, 1874-1881 / SETTLERS AND REBELS, 1882-1885 / LAW AND ORDER, 1886-1887 / THE NEW WEST, 1888-1889 - BEING THE OFFICIAL REPORTS TO PARLIAMENT OF THE ACTIVITIES OF THE ROYAL NORTH-WEST MOUNTED POLICE FORCE. 4 VOLUME SET.
Toronto Coles 1973 Facsimile Edition. Soft Cover Very Good 
This 4 volume set is part of the Coles Canadiana Collection. 9 3/16" H. First two volumes have fold-out maps/plans. "Since the North-West Mounted Police first rode onto the plains in 1874 the Force's duties and responsibilities have undergone many changes. In recognition of its services, the prefix 'Royal' was added to its title in 1904 by King Edward VII. Sixteen years later, when it became responsible for federal policing throughout Canada, it was changed again to 'Royal Canadian Mounted Police'. In these early reports readers will find first hand accounts of many of the stirring incidents which shaped the history of the West, written by those who actually participated in them. The Indian Treaties, the influx of the American Sioux under Sitting Bull, the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway, the North-West Rebellion, and the coming of the settlers are just a few of the dramatic events in which the North-West Mounted Police played an important part." Interiors- clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors- very light edge wear - mainly at top/bottom of spines, volume 2 has some light wear on rear hinge, volume 4 has a tiny bump at top of spine. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
ON THE LAND: CONFRONTING THE CHALLENGES OF ABORIGINAL SELF-DETERMINATION IN NORTHERN QUEBEC & LABRADOR., Hodgins, Bruce W. and Cannon, Kerry A., eds. (Matthew Coon Come, Zebedee Nungak, Daniel Ashini, Mary Ellen Turpel, Harvey Feit, Alan Penn, Boyce Richardson.)
29 Hodgins, Bruce W. and Cannon, Kerry A., eds. (Matthew Coon Come, Zebedee Nungak, Daniel Ashini, Mary Ellen Turpel, Harvey Feit, Alan Penn, Boyce Richardson.) ON THE LAND: CONFRONTING THE CHALLENGES OF ABORIGINAL SELF-DETERMINATION IN NORTHERN QUEBEC & LABRADOR.
Betelgeuse, Toronto, 1995. 
165 pp, 8 1/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 0969078366 4 fold-out maps. "If the people of Quebec claim a right to sovereignty, Inuit of Quebec argue that their right of self-determination empowers them with the choice to remain part of Quebec, of Canada, or to secede on their own. The James Bay Cree consider Hydro Quebec's 'mad plans to engineer and dam the vast ecosystem' where they have lived for centuries an affront to their own right to control their land. The Labrador Innu are struggling with both the federal and provincial governments to protect their traditional hunting territories from threats imposed by military training flights and mineral exploration. All of these are challenges. As the Native peoples of Canada are meeting t h e m , asserting their right to make choices for themselves, they stand steadfastly 'on the land' from which flow their inherent rights to self-determination." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and b ri gh t. Fi ne 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
TO THE ARCTIC BY CANOE 1819-1821.  THE JOURNAL AND PAINTINGS OF ROBERT HOOD, MIDSHIPMAN WITH FRANKLIN., Hood, Robert.  Edited by C. Stuart Houston.
30 Hood, Robert. Edited by C. Stuart Houston. TO THE ARCTIC BY CANOE 1819-1821. THE JOURNAL AND PAINTINGS OF ROBERT HOOD, MIDSHIPMAN WITH FRANKLIN.
Montreal Arctic Institute of North America / McGill-Queen's University Press 1975 0773501924 / 9780773501928 Reprinted with Corrections Hard Cover Fine Very Good Robert Hood. 
217 pp, 11" H. B&w and colour illustrations, maps. "(In 1819, a) dedicated but ill-prepared group of Englishmen set out under instructions from the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty to seek for the Northwest Passage. They encountered every hardship and hazard during their two-year mission, a mission which culminated, almost inevitably, in the loss of many lives. One of those who died was a young midshipman, Robert Hood, who had, in spite of the many dangers and problems that beset the expedition, kept a remarkable and invaluable record, in words and paintings, of the experiences of this, the first Franklin expedition. Hood's journal, less formal and more lively than Franklin's official account, shows his appreciation of the beauty as well as the harshness of his surroundings and an awareness, unusual in his time, of some of the adverse effects on the native peoples and their environment of the coming of Europeans. His paintings are among the finest as well as the earliest records of the animals and birds of northern Canada." Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light wear and crease at top of spine, faint small line indentation on rear panel. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
31 James, William C. A FUR TRADER'S PHOTOGRAPHS: A.A. CHESTERFIELD IN THE DISTRICT OF UNGAVA, 1901-4.
Kingston McGill - Queen's University Press 1985 0773505938 / 9780773505933 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- A.A. Chesterfield, photographer. 
113 pp, oblong (9 1/4" H x 11" D). B&w photographs. "(P)resents the most significant images from a previously unresearched collection of early twentieth-century photographs. The photographer, A.A. Chesterfield, spent most of his working life as a professional photographer, a field in which he achiev-ed a national reputation. But between 1901 & 1904 he was employed as a fur trader with the Hudson's Bay Company, and his most significant camera work comes from this period. The only white man at the company's northernmost posts (Great Whale River and Fort George), he lived and worked with the Cree and Inuit. The photographs he took during this period are remarkable in their combination of technical skill, visual appeal, and documentary and historical significance. (He) recorded the effects of post life upon the Cree and Inuit, and showed how the white agents of the church and fur trade made use of native implements, clothing, and transportation. Recognizing the threat to native ways of life posed by the white man's advancing civilization, he photographed the native people's dress, their everyday activities, the details that define a culture. The text provides a detailed framework in which to understand the photographs. James describes Chesterfield's life, the region, the people he photo-graphed, the role of the Hudson's Bay Company, the documentary significance of the activities depict-ed in the photographs, and the relationship between these and other extant photos of that region and era." Minor twist to spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear - mainly at top/bottom of hinges and flap-folds, light edge wrinkling, light rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
32 Jameson, Mrs. (Anna Jameson). WINTER STUDIES AND SUMMER RAMBLES IN CANADA. 3 VOLUME SET.
Toronto Coles 1972 Facsimile Edition. Soft Cover Near Fine 
315 pp, 341 pp, 356 pp, 8 3/8" H - 3 volume set, without the original slipcase. Part of the Coles Canadiana Collection - a facsimile reprint of the Saunders and Otley, London, 1838 edition. The journals of Anna Jameson. "While in Canada, I was thrown into scenes and regions hitherto undescribed by any traveller, (for the northern shores of Lake Huron are almost new ground,) and into relations with the Indian tribes, such as few European women of refined and civilised habits have ever risked, and none have recorded. My intention was to have given the result of what I had seen, and the reflections and comparisons excited by so much novel experience." Interiors - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors - very minor edge wear. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
33 Jameson, Mrs. (Anna) WINTER STUDIES AND SUMMER RAMBLES IN CANADA. (3 VOLUMES IN 1)
Toronto Coles 1972 Facsimile Reprint of John Murray 1912 Ed Hard Cover Very Good 
315 pp, 341 pp, 356 pp - 3 volumes in 1, 8 1/2" H. Originally published in 1838 by Saunders and Otley, London, England, this facsimile reprint is part of the Coles Canadiana Collection. Maroon boards with black title block, gold lettering/banding on spine, golde lettering/banding on front board. Anna Jameson's account of her travels in Upper Canada, by sleigh, steamboat, canoe, stage coach, etc., gives firsthand impressions of the people and places, including much information on the native people she encountered. Light wrinkling at top of spine, minor corner wear. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE SHAGGANAPPI., Johnson, E. Pauline.   (Tekahionwake.)  Introduction by Ernest Thompson Seton.
34 Johnson, E. Pauline. (Tekahionwake.) Introduction by Ernest Thompson Seton. THE SHAGGANAPPI.
Toronto William Briggs 1913 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good 
257 pp, 7 5/8" H. Red cloth with gold lettering on spine and front board. Four b&w photographs, including tissue-covered frontispiece. A collection of short stories by E. (Emily) Pauline Johnson, the Canadian author of Mohawk descent also known as Tekahionwake. Contents: Introduction; The Shagganappi; The King's Coin; A Night With "North Eagle"; Hoolool of the Totem Poles; The Wolf-Brothers; We-Hro's Sacrifice; The Potlatch; The Scarlet Eye; Sons of Savages; Jack o' Lantern; The Barnardo Boy; The Broken String; Maurice of His Majesty's Mails; The Whistling Swans; The Delaware Idol; The King Georgeman; Gun-Shy Billy; The Brotherhood; The Shadow Trail; The Saucy Seven; Little Wolf-Willow. Tiny hole in tissue protecting frontispiece, a few tiny scuffs on fore-edge of text block, very small faint liquid mark on verso of rear free endpaper, book is very slightly cocked, minor soiling in margin of page 200, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear with one tiny scuff, two very small edge bumps. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
THE VALLEY OF THE SIX NATIONS:  A COLLECTION OF DOCUMENTS ON THE INDIAN LANDS OF THE GRAND RIVER., Johnston, Charles M, edited and with introduction by.
35 Johnston, Charles M, edited and with introduction by. THE VALLEY OF THE SIX NATIONS: A COLLECTION OF DOCUMENTS ON THE INDIAN LANDS OF THE GRAND RIVER.
Toronto The Champlain Society 1964 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
344 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2"). Red cloth with gilt lettering/banding on spine. Colour frontispiece, b&w photographs/reproductions, maps (two fold-out). "In the Introduction and the Documents that follow, an attempt has been made to illumine several facets of the history and in the process some of the Six Nations' social, military, and political affairs in old Ontario. The record is brought up to the mid-nineteenth century when the last sizable tracts of the original grant of 1784 were conveyed to white purchasers and the present reserve assumed its definitive form." Contents: Introduction; Documents - The People of the Island; The Exodus to the Grand River; A Disputed Title; The White Man's Frontier; The War Path - 1812 and 1837; Christianity in the Longhouse; A Stock-taking; Bibliography. 10% of text block edges are lightly browned. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling, light rubbing, small tear archivally taped, some waviness on spine. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
36 Karamanski, Theodore J. FUR TRADE AND EXPLORATION: OPENING THE FAR NORTHWEST, 1821-1852.
Vancouver University of British Columbia Press 1983 0774801441 / 9780774801447 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
330 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. "For profit more than fame the (fur) traders risked dangerous rapids in summer, starvation in winter, and hostile Indian tribes year round to discover new river routes 'westward of the mountains'. In pursuit of the Northwest Passage or a Great River to the West, successive expeditions were dispatched to the Far North by Sir George Simpson, the viceroylike governor of the Hudson's Bay Company. Exploration was profitable and necessary because more furs could be traded for fewer goods in the virgin lands where the white man had never been. The extraordinary achievements of the trader-adventurers - such men as Samuel Black, John Bell, and Robert Campbell - have been overlooked by previous historians because their way was so difficult and their successes so meager. Isolated at the end of 3,000 miles of canoe trails, in fierce competition with Russian and Indian traders, they always worked against the odds while at every turn the Bay Company withheld its support in order to conserve profits. This lively account of the unsung heroes of the Hudson's Bay Company provides new information about the traders who tested the mapmakers' misconceptions of the Far Northwest." Very light wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling at bottom of front panel and front flap. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
37 Kenney, James F., editor. (Captain James Knight.) THE FOUNDING OF CHURCHILL: BEING THE JOURNAL OF CAPTAIN JAMES KNIGHT, GOVERNOR-IN-CHIEF IN HUDSON BAY, FROM THE 14th OF JULY TO THE 13th OF SEPTEMBER, 1717.
Toronto J.M. Dent & Sons 1932 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Inscribed By Author
213 pp, 7 3/4" H. Five b&w illustrations, including frontispiece (collated). Inscribed on front free endpaper: "To / Jean F. Thomas / best of helpers / from / James F. Kenney / 10 June, 1943". "The Journal of the founding of the Hudson's Bay Company's trading-post at Churchill river, now published for the first time, will, it is hoped, prove to be a worth-while addition to the scanty collection of original sources for the early history of Hudson bay that are available in print." from the Preface. Contents: Introduction; The Discovery of Churchill; The First Establishment of the Hudson's Bay Company at Churchill; Captain James Knight; The Second Founding of Churchill; The Fate of Captain Knight; The Later History of Churchill; The Journal; Bibliography; Index. Minor edge wear to boards, minor toning to page margins, very light browning to edges of text block, very light wrinkling at top of spine, small line indentation on rear board. 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
38 Kinsella, W.P. TWO SPIRITS SOAR: THE ART OF ALLEN SAPP - THE INSPIRATION OF ALLAN GONOR.
Toronto Stoddart 1990 0773724273 / 9780773724273 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Allen Sapp. 
134 pp, oblong large 8vo (9 1/4" H x 11 15/16" D). Profusely illustrated with colour reproductions of the artist's work and b&w photographs. "(C)elebrates the distinctive talent of the Canadian painter Allen Sapp, a Cree from Saskatchewan, and his relationship with Dr. Allan Gonor, mentor and friend. Sapp specializes in paintings depicting native life as he remembers it on the Red Pheasant Reserve near North Battleford, with subjects ranging from social activities and farming chores to full-dress ceremon-ies. These remarkable examples of Canadian art might never have existed were it not for Dr. Gonor, a man of uncommon insight who early recognized Sapp's ability and encouraged him to paint from his own experience rather than trying to copy other artists' modes of expression. Sapp's career flourished after Gonor's excellent advice and support in the generous style of the traditional artist's patron. The result: finely detailed paintings richly evocative of life in a close-knit community, full of warmth and nostalgia. In the text, W.P. Kinsella, a fiction writer well known for his attraction to native Canadian subjects, compares his own passion for writing, as he was growing up, with Sapp's similar youthful dedication to art. Kinsella then explores the productive relationship between Sapp and Gonor to provide a very satisfying picture of this unique and important painter's life and work." Very small bump at two corners and at bottom of front hinge, previous owner's bookplate on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, light wear at top/bottom of spine; front hinge has tiny chip at top, a very small dent and a tiny scuff; a few tiny dents on front panel, very light rubbing. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
SIXTEEN YEARS IN THE INDIAN COUNTRY:  THE JOURNAL OF DANIEL WILLIAMS HARMON, 1800-1816., Lamb, W. Kaye, editor. (Daniel Williams Harmon.)
39 Lamb, W. Kaye, editor. (Daniel Williams Harmon.) SIXTEEN YEARS IN THE INDIAN COUNTRY: THE JOURNAL OF DANIEL WILLIAMS HARMON, 1800-1816.
Toronto Macmillan Company of Canada 1957 Hard Cover Good+ Good- Maps by C.C.J. Bond. 
277 pp, 8 3/4" H. Map endpapers, frontispiece, maps. "The Journal of Daniel Williams Harmon is one of the great basic documents of the fur trade and of Canadian exploration. In early corrupt versions it was printed several times but of recent years has become increasingly difficult to obtain. Here for the first time is the authentic text meticulously edited by a foremost authority on Canadiana. The journal begins on April 29, 1800, when Harmon shortly after his twenty-first birthday, 'under an engagement to the North West Coy.' left Lachine for the West in one of thirty canoes, all heavily laden with supplies and bound for the Company's central rendezvous and depot at Grand Portage on Lake Superior It ends on August 18, 1819, at Fort William with the entry: 'I have at length arrived at head quarters. In coming from New Caledonia to this place, which is a distance of at least three thousand miles, nothing uncommon has occurred. A few days hence, I shall leave this place to proceed to Canada. As I have already described the country between this, and Montreal, I shall here conclude my Journal.' Between these two entries are the observations of a man with a sharp and sympathetic eye and a gift for succinct description. His journal is a lively, often exciting, always informative, record of life in the wilderness." Previous owner's name, small fore-edge stain - migrates into first few pages, very light dust soiling on top of text block, light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light bumping to corners, tiny bump to top edge of front board. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear, small edge chips, old tape at top/bottom inside edges, fading to spine color and on panels at hinges two small faint cup-rings on front panel. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
40 Lavender, David. WINNER TAKE ALL: THE TRANS-CANADA CANOE TRAIL.
New York McGraw-Hill 1977 0070366780 / 9780070366787 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
363 pp, 9 1/4" H. Map. One of 'The American Trails Series'. "Hundreds of white traders operated throughout the area for 300 years. They rubbed elbows with Jesuit priests, Indians, Scottish settlers, and English adversaries. Guided by Indians, they worked out canoe routes which eventually stretched nearly 4000 miles. They suffered portages and freeze-ups which today stagger the imagination. They lived on pemmican and wild rice, berries and fish, and risked losing their lives on every trip they made. Here are the stories of the epic fights between the Nor'west and the Hudson's Bay Company's men; the struggles between those living in a new land and their governors thousands of miles away; the feats of such great explorers as Radisson, Fraser, Simpson, and Mackenzie." One tiny corner bump, two slight corner bumps, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one tiny edge dent. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light browning on spine. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
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