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21 Brock, Jeffry V. WITH MANY VOICES. VOLUME I: THE DARK BROAD SEAS & VOLUME II: THE THUNDER AND THE SUNSHINE. MEMOIRS OF A SAILOR. 2 VOLUME SET.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1981 0771016239 / 9780771016233 First Editions Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
275 pp, 384 pp, 9 1/4" H - 2 volume set. 'The Dark Broad Seas' - ISBN 0771016239- published 1981. 'The Thunder and the Sunshine' - ISBN 0771016255 - published 1983. B&w frontispiece in Volume I. The autobiography of Rear Admiral Jeffry V. Brock. In volume I he "describes his experiences as a commander of escort groups in the U-boat ridden Atlantic of World War II. Woven through the high adventure of combat are encounters with colourful political and military figures, and the feisty people of Britain. In 1950, Brock was appointed to command the Canadian naval forces sent to Korea. His meetings with General MacArthur are frankly recounted and give a unique view of this larger-than-life figure, and his handling of the Korean conflict." In volume II, "Brock writes of his time on the Directing Staff of the National Defence College of Canada and of fascinating overseas tours. He recalls meeting eminent personages of his day, such as Lord Louis Montbatten and Field Marshal Mont-gomery. He describes four interest-filled years in London as Naval Adviser to the High Commissioner and as Canada's naval representative in Europe. He returned to Canada in 1957, and a few years later was promoted to Rear Admiral. While serving as Vice Chief of Naval Staff in Ottawa, he sensed the distant rumblings of a new confrontation - a confrontation that spelled the end of the R.C.N. as men of Brock's era knew it. Paul Hellyer, the newly appointed Minister of Defence, was steering the federal government toward a plan for the unification of Canada's armed services. Brock, in this hard-hitting, brutally honest section of his memoirs, breaks his two-decade silence with an account of the bureau-cratic engineering which culminated in his forced retirement and the dismissal of a great many loyal officers of senior rank." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spines, minor soiling on top edge of text block of vol. I, tiny dent on bottom of text block of vol. II. Dust jackets have light to moderate edge wear, light rubbing - mainly on rear panel, vol. II is sprice-clipped. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
22 Brown, Ian. FREEWHEELING: THE FEUDS, BROODS, AND OUTRAGEOUS FORTUNES OF THE BILLES FAMILY AND CANADA'S FAVORITE COMPANY. (CANADIAN TIRE.)
Toronto Harper & Collins 1989 0002159775 / 9780002159777 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
339 pp, 9 1/4" H. "From the outside, Canadian Tire looked like the country's sanest company. But inside, it was a rollicking madhouse of sisters hating brothers, sons resenting fathers, wives despising wives, and some of the weirdest habits in captivity. The zany history of the Billes family and Canadian Tire is more than a story about money. It's about people, and a company that came to embody Canadian life - a story told by Ian Brown with insight and irreverent wit." Minor wrinkle at top of spine, remainder spray mark on botton of book. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, tiny remainder mark on bottom inside edge of front and rear panels. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE BUCHANAN BOOK:  THE LIFE OF ALEXANDER BUCHANAN, Q.C., OF MONTREAL, FOLLOWED BY AN ACCOUNT OF THE FAMILY BUCHANAN.  PLUS:  LATER LEAVES OF THE BUCHANAN BOOK.  2 VOLUMES., Buchanan, A.W. Patrick, K.C.
23 Buchanan, A.W. Patrick, K.C. THE BUCHANAN BOOK: THE LIFE OF ALEXANDER BUCHANAN, Q.C., OF MONTREAL, FOLLOWED BY AN ACCOUNT OF THE FAMILY BUCHANAN. PLUS: LATER LEAVES OF THE BUCHANAN BOOK. 2 VOLUMES.
Montreal Privately Printed Very Good 
2 volume set. "The Buchanan Book", privately printed, Montreal, 1911in a limited edition of 300 copies. This is No. 240 and is *unsigned*, contrary to the limitation statement. Dark blue cloth with paper title label on spine, top edge gilt, (v)-xiii, 476 pp, + Appendix (5 pp), Index (viii pp), 9 5/8" H. Addenda et Corrigenda sheet laid in. Thirteen tissue-covered b&w portraits, including frontispiece (collated). Contents: Life of Alexander Buchanan, Q.C., of Montreal; The Buchanans of that Ilk; The Buchanans of Blairlusk; James Buchanan, H.B.M. Consul at New York; The Buchanans of Carbeth; The Buchanans of Ardoch; The Gray-Buchanans of Scotstown; The Buchanans of Auchmar; Ditto of Hales Hall; Ditto of Spittal; Ditto of Blairvockie; Ditto of Montreal; Family of Dr. George Buchanan of Fintona, co. Tyrone; The Buchanans of Arnpryor; Ditto of Lenny; Ditto of Auchineden; Ditto of Arnpryor (second family); Ditto of Powis; Ditto of Gartacharne; The Carrick Buchanans of Drumpellier; The Buchanans of Auchintorlie; The Buchanans in Campsie and Baldernock; The Buchans of Drummikill; Ditto of Drumhead; Ditto of Finnick-Drummond; The Leith-Buchanans of Ross Priory; The Buchannans late of Miltoun; A Genealogical Note; The Quater-centenary of George Buchanan; Some Distinguished Buchanans; Some Buchanans in the United States of America; Appendix. "Later Leaves of the Buchanan Book", printed for private circulation by Editions Edouard Garand, Montreal 1929. Paper covers, 482 pp., 9 7/8" H. Eight b&w plates, including frontis-piece (collated). "The Buchanan Book" has very small bump to fore-edge of pages 405 to end of book, minor edge wear, minor rubbing to boards, light run marks to top edge gilt. "Later Leaves of the Buchanan Book" - page 6 has some small light soiling marks including a small area of red ink in margin, some page edges have wrinkles and very small chips, the top/bottom edges of text block are not trimmed, there is wrinkling/creasing to edges of covers and top/bottom of spine - there are also tiny tears, light soiling to covers. 
Price: 400.00 USD
 
 
JAMES WILSON MORRICE:  A BIOGRAPHY., Buchanan, Donald W.
24 Buchanan, Donald W. JAMES WILSON MORRICE: A BIOGRAPHY.
Toronto Ryerson Press 1936 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good James Wilson Morrice. 
187 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w tissue-covered photograph frontispiece, b&w plates, 1 colour plate. A biography of the Canadian artist, James Wilson Morrice (1865-1924), detailing his nomadic life spent in Europe, North Africa, the West Indies and Canada, his work, associations and friendships (including Henri Matisse and Somerset Maugham). Includes a "Catalogue Raisonne" (divided geographically) and a "General Index". Interior - a very soft bump to top corner of text block, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, very soft crease at top corner of covers, light soiling on covers, a faint 2" line indention on front cover. 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
OX BELLS & FIREFLIES: A MEMOIR., Buckler, Ernest.
25 Buckler, Ernest. OX BELLS & FIREFLIES: A MEMOIR.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1968 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Walter Richards. 
302 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). B&w illustrations. "Oxen were still yoked to sledges and the scythe and the ax and the crosscut saw were common everyday tools when Ernest Buckler grew up on a Nova Scotia farm at the edge of the wilderness. (This book) recalls those days. With sudden stabbing immediacy it brings the reader a bird sound, an odor, acrid or delicious, a remembered vagary of wind or sun, the timbre of a voice, or the true look of the men and women who peopled the Nova Scotia of Mr. Buckler's boyhood. It brings back as well the whole texture of a life that now exists only in our memories of the snowbound world of Whittier and the farm life of our grandfathers' times - a life so deeply rooted in the eleentals of earth and rock, wind and weather, and so closely paced to the rhythm of the seasons, of birth, growth and death, that each change on the face of nature (a blood-red sunset, a frost at dawn, the first pales leaves on a silver birch) is resonant with meaning." Gift inscription and two small stamps on free front endpaper, small bump to top edge of front board, minor rubbing. Dust jacket is price clipped, has very light edge wear/wrinkling, two very small tears and one tiny chip. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
26 Buckler, Ernest. OX BELLS & FIREFLIES: A MEMOIR.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1968 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good- Very Good- Walter Richards. 
302 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). B&w illustrations. "Oxen were still yoked to sledges and the scythe and the ax and the crosscut saw were common everyday tools when Ernest Buckler grew up on a Nova Scotia farm at the edge of the wilderness. (This book) recalls those days. With sudden stabbing immediacy it brings the reader a bird sound, an odor, acrid or delicious, a remembered vagary of wind or sun, the timbre of a voice, or the true look of the men and women who peopled the Nova Scotia of Mr. Buckler's boyhood. It brings back as well the whole texture of a life that now exists only in our memories of the snowbound world of Whittier and the farm life of our grandfathers' times - a life so deeply rooted in the eleentals of earth and rock, wind and weather, and so closely paced to the rhythm of the seasons, of birth, growth and death, that each change on the face of nature (a blood-red sunset, a frost at dawn, the first pales leaves on a silver birch) is resonant with meaning." Tiny foxing marks on to and fore-edge of text block, tiny chip in rear pastedown. Dust jacket has light edge wear and wrinkling with small tears (archivally taped) - mainly at the top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few tiny foxing marks at top of rear flap. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
27 Burns, Florence M. WILLIAM BERCZY.
Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Don Mills, Ontario, 1977. 
64 pp, 8 1/2" H, soft cover. ISBN 0889022372 One of 'The Canadians' series. The story of William Berczy, born in Wallerstein, Swabia, who came to Upper Canada, becoming a founding father of Toronto. Contents: Prologue; Early Life; Adventures in Turkey; The Painter in Italy; William and Charlotte in London; Emigrants for America; The Genesee Tract; York; London Revisted; Disillusionment in York; The Artist in Montreal; William and Sons in Quebec; Death in New York; Further Reading. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light wear at bottom of rear hinge, light rubbing, minor soiling. VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
28 Burton, G. Allan. A STORE OF MEMORIES.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1986 0771017928 / 9780771017926 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
330 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "With warmth, wry wit, and surprising candour, G. Allan Burton relates the big and small incidents in his life, sometimes with nostalgia, sometimes with bite. His story starts in Toronto's exclusive Rosedale district, where, as a child, he discovered the twin passions of horse-riding and watercolour painting, passions that became the dual themes of his life. The first took him into the Governor General's Horse Guards, into the Allied Forces' dangerous campaign in Italy during World War II, and into a life-long love of fox hunting. The second took him into architecture and interior design and then into Simpsons where he worked his way from stockboy to chairman of the company. Throughout his business career, he kept a journal in which he recorded the critical events of Simpsons growth - the formation of Simpsons-Sears, the opening of new stores, and the innovative development of shopping malls in Ontario and Quebec, the frustrations of economic recession, and finally the explosion of the 'store wars' in 1979 where the Hudson's Bay Company and Sears, Roebuck of Chicago battled for control of this major Canadian company." Very light wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has one tiny tear with crease - archivally taped, a few areas of light edge wrinkling, minor edge wear, very light rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
ATLANTIC HEARTH: EARLY HOMES AND FAMILIES OF NOVA SCOTIA., Byers, Mary & McBurney, Margaret.
29 Byers, Mary & McBurney, Margaret. ATLANTIC HEARTH: EARLY HOMES AND FAMILIES OF NOVA SCOTIA.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1994 0802029353 / 9780802029355 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ No Jacket 
364 pp, 10 1/4" H. Gray cloth with peacock blue lettering on spine and front board. Pictorial endpapers, b&w photographs, reproductions. Chapter headings: Introduction; Halifax; The South Shore; The French Shore, The Annapolis Valley, Truro; Northern Nova Scotia and the Eastern Shore; Cape Breton Island. Very light wrinkling at bottom of spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
CHARLES G.D. ROBERTS.  MAKERS OF CANADIAN LITERATURE SERIES., Cappon, James.
30 Cappon, James. CHARLES G.D. ROBERTS. MAKERS OF CANADIAN LITERATURE SERIES.
Toronto Ryerson Press Hard Cover Very Good 
148 pp, 16mo (6 5/8" H), dark blue cloth with gold lettering/decoration on spine. No date. B&w portrait. Looks at the life and work of Charles G.D. Roberts, focusing largely on his poetry. Contents: Biographical; Anthology; Appreciation; Bibliography; Index. Very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, some darkening to edges of text block. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
CHEADLE'S JOURNAL OF TRIP ACROSS CANADA, 1862-1863., Cheadle, Walter B.  Introduction and notes by A.G. Doughty and Gustave Lanctot.  Introduction to new edition by Lewis H. Thomas.
31 Cheadle, Walter B. Introduction and notes by A.G. Doughty and Gustave Lanctot. Introduction to new edition by Lewis H. Thomas. CHEADLE'S JOURNAL OF TRIP ACROSS CANADA, 1862-1863.
Edmonton M.G. Hurtig 1971 0888300352 / 9780888300355 First Thus Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
311 pp, 7 5/8" H. B&w illustrations, fold-out map at rear."The incredible journey of William Fitzwilliam, Viscount Milton, and his long-suffering companion, Dr. Walter Butler Cheadle, over the uncharted Yellowhead route in 1862-63 was a highly improbable, miraculously successful expedition, well-seasoned with comic relief though it very nearly ended several times in tragedy. Dr. Cheadle's 'Journal' first appeared in 1931, sixty-six years after publication of 'The North-West Passage by Land', a bestselling account of the expedition supposedly co-authored by the young Lord Milton and his companion. Besides confirming suspicions that the first book was in fact Cheadle's, the 'Journal' is more candid about the two adventurer's motives ('we were a mere party of pleasure'), and a much more precise record of life and travel in the Northwest during the latter days of the fur trade era. Cheadle acknowledges the heavy debt owed by all of the early explorers to the plains Indians, who passed on to the first white men their sophistication in the ways of the wilderness. He also records the gradual demoralization of the native people under the impact of European culture. His own Assiniboine guide was an invaluable support to Cheadle, who had to cope not only with Lord Milton's constant petulance and frequent illness, but with the most obnoxious hitchhiker ever to cross the Rockies." On or two small faint areas of browning on edges of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear and tiny tears/creases - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds (archivally taped), slight fading to spine color, faint small writing impressions on front panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
32 Coleman, Jim. A HOOFPRINT ON MY HEART.
Toronto McClelland and Stewart 1971 0771019947 / 9780771019944 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Fair Inscribed By Author
256 pp, 8 3/4" H. Inscribed on front free endpaper: "In memory of / Magda Don (?) / & Duchess of York / Jim Coleman / Winnipeg". "(T)he warmly nostalgic story of a little boy who 'always wanted to own a race horse'. The boy grew up to acquire a collection of remarkably individualistic friends, some of whom were 'no better than God intended them to be'. Jim Coleman writes of his off-beat playmates, equine and human, with lively affection." Small Christmas gift inscription in ink on front pastedown, light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate edgewear/wrinkling/creasing, several edge tears archivally taped and very small chips, 1" chip at top of rear panel, light rubbing, a few tiny scuffs. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
33 Connors, Stompin' Tom. (Tom C. Connors.) Foreword by John Farrington. STOMPIN' TOM: BEFORE THE FAME.
Toronto Viking 1995 0670864870 / 9780670864874 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
525 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "In this unforgettable memoir of his first thirty-one years, Tom Connors (Stompin' Tom) tells the real story behind the man in the black hat: born to an unwed teenager in Saint John, New Brunswick, he was hitchhiking with her by the age of three, begging on the streets by the age of four. Life in two orphanages and a foster home was followed by hard years on the road after Tom ran away at the age of thirteen. But always he had his guitar, his songs, and a dream. Unflinchingly honest, often funny, sometimes heartbreaking, this is an intimate self-portrait by one of Canada's best-loved heroes." Minor wear on bottom edge, tiny bump at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
34 Cosentino, Frank and Leyshon, Glynn. OLYMPIC GOLD: CANADA'S WINNERS IN THE SUMMER GAMES.
Toronto Holt, Rinehart and Winston 1975 0039233308 / 9780039233303 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ 
147 pp, square (8 3/4" H x 8 3/4" D). Pictorial glazed boards (no dust jacket - as issued). B&w photographs. "(T)ells the stories of all of Canada's Gold Medallists since the first medal was won by the Winnipeg Shamrocks Lacrosse Club in 1904; stories of individual struggles, long lonely hours of practice with makeshift and borrowed equipment, agonizing self-sacrifice and incredible determin-ation, all centred towards one goal: To enter, alone and unsupported, the most demanding athletic competition in the world, and win." Minor rubbing on glossy boards. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
LUCILLE TEASDALE:  DOCTOR OF COURAGE., Cowley, Deborah.  Inscribed by author.
35 Cowley, Deborah. Inscribed by author. LUCILLE TEASDALE: DOCTOR OF COURAGE.
XYZ Publishing, Montreal, 2005. 
177 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H), soft cover. ISBN 1894852168 B&w photographs, map. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR ON FIRST PAGE. "Lucille Teasdale was determined to become a doctor and help children in need. She entered medical school in 1950 and was one of the f irst women in Quebec to receive a diploma as a surgeon. In 1961, she married an Italian doctor, Piero Conti, and went to northern Uganda with him. There, they established St. Mary's-Lacor Hospital. For over 35 years, they treated people w i t h c o n t agious diseases such as malaria, tuberculosis, and AIDS. They continually expanded the services of the hospital and trained Ugandans to staff it. Dr. Lucille performed thousands of operations under extremely difficult conditions. W he n ci v il w ar b roke out in Uganda in the early 1970s, she was forced to become a war surgeon. Even though repeated rebel attacks on the hospital put their lives in constant peril, the couple stayed on to help the people who depended on th em for m edi ca l c are . Bef ore the world knew about HIV, Dr. Lucille contracted the virus when sharp bone fragments penetrated her rubber gloves in the course of performing an operation on a wounded soldier. She took precautions but contined to wo rk f or anot her ten yea rs to save lives and raise funds for the hospital. She spoke out boldly on HIV/AIDS and became an inspiring example to people living with the disease. She died of AIDS in 1996 and is buried in Uganda, on the grounds of Lacor Ho spita l." Inte rior - c lean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. Near Fine 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
ZERO TOLLERANCE:  AN INTIMATE MEMOIR BY THE MAN WHO REVOLUTIONIZED FIGURE SKATING., Cranston, Toller.  With Martha Lowder Kimball.
36 Cranston, Toller. With Martha Lowder Kimball. ZERO TOLLERANCE: AN INTIMATE MEMOIR BY THE MAN WHO REVOLUTIONIZED FIGURE SKATING.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1997 0771023340 / 9780771023347 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
352 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs. "Toller Cranston is: six-time Canadian figure-skating champion, celebrity, costume designer, artist extraordinaire, broadcaster, choreographer of skating routines, raconteur, bon vivant, coach, world traveller, art collector, legend and enigma. In 1976 he won Olympic bronze (so why did it feel like defeat?). This book tells the story of his life after those fateful games at Innsbruck. The rise and fall of Toller's first professional ice show is described in soul-searing detail. His subsequent triumphant tour of Europe as the Skater of the Century is recounted, in contrast, with wicked humour. There are vignettes here of his encounters with the rich and famous from Leonard Bernstein to Pierre Cardin and of his life among Europe's aristocrats and bohemians. Toller has experienced the high life and the low. He has stayed in the most luxurious hotels, held court in palatial houses, sought seclusion in beautiful estates. But the hard times took their toll. In the early 1990s a combination of circumstances, including a disastrous professional association with out-of-control American skater Christopher Bowman and a lawsuit that dragged on for years (ending in complete victory for Toller), led to a personal crisis from which recovery came slowly. But even in the blackest hours, Toller's humour and creative powers never deserted him - an extraordinary self -portrait written by a uniquely gifted individual. Toller's wit, insight, and delicious way with words will entertain and astound readers whether they are skating fans or not." Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
37 Cunnings, T.A.J. Foreword by Arnold Naimark. THE SAGA OF DOCTOR THOR: PAUL H.T. THORLAKSON CC MD. A BIOGRAPHY.
Winnipeg University of Manitoba 1986 0919932258 / 9780919932258 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
635 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. " 'There is perhaps no figure in the history of medicine in Manitoba whose influence has been greater than that exerted by Dr. Paul H.T. Thorlakson - 'Doctor Thor' as he is affectionately known. There are of course many whose contributions in particular spheres were unsurpassed, but none whose vision was broader; none whose grasp of the import of social developments for medical practice was firmer; none whose ability to transform grand designs into reality was greater. The story of the life and career of Dr. Thor reveals much of the drive, tenacity and dynamism that animated this remarkable man; but for each of us whose life has been touched in some special way by him (this book) will bring to mind many personal recollections of the force of this personality'." From the Foreword. Small light liquid stain on bottom of text block, tiny stain on top of text block, minor wrinkling at top of spine, one tiny corner bump, two tiny scuffs on rear board, minor edge wear, slight bump at top corner of each board. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, one tiny edge tear archivally taped. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
BENEATH MY FEET: THE MEMOIRS OF GEORGE MERCER DAWSON., Dawson, George Mercer.  With Phil Jenkins.
38 Dawson, George Mercer. With Phil Jenkins. BENEATH MY FEET: THE MEMOIRS OF GEORGE MERCER DAWSON.
McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 2007, first edition. 
350 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), pictorial hard cover - no dust jacket (as issued). ISBN 9780771043888 B&w photographs, maps. "George Mercer Dawson is a towering figure in Canadian history and science. Travelling by horse and canoe, he was a ground breaker in the Geological Survey's opening up of the Canadian West. In 1895, he became its director. A tough life for anyone, it was an extraordinary achievement for Dawson, who was crippled by a childhood illness that severely stunted his growth but heightened his lively spirit. An avid photographer, amateur painter, poet, and professional geologist, Dawson wrote constantly, but he never penned his memoirs. So, more than a century after his death in 1901, Phil Jenkins has lent him a hand. In Dawson's own words, Jenkins seamlessly relates the life of a great Canadian in the exciting age of exploration. It is a dazzling literary accomplishment. Dawson knew the pain of unrequited love, suffered the bite of a million mosquitoes, and yet he forged ahead, over mountainous physical odds, to become one of the most respected and enjoyed of Victorian Canadians." Minor rubbing. Near Fine 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
RINGING THE CHANGES: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY., de la Roche, Mazo.
39 de la Roche, Mazo. RINGING THE CHANGES: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY.
Macmillan Company of Canada, Toronto, 1957, first edition. 
304 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs. "Jalna, the tremendous tribe of Whiteoaks, the distant Canadian background, with its maple trees, its great lake, its fascinating mixture of primitive outdoors and civilised comfo rt: was it from such a background that Mazo de la Roche sprang? In this long family chronicle stretching from generation to generation, has she been telling us something of herself? (This book) answers these questions. Here is a vivid re-cr e a t i o n of (her) life, in some ways so like the life of a Whiteoak, but always individual and characteristic. The background is the same, the beautiful section of Ontario that borders on one of the great Canadian lakes, but the experience is d if fe re nt . S he gives us a spontaneously written account of the rather strange childhood of one who was born with the writer's eye, who grew to use her gifts, and for whom discerning Fortune gave the opportunity of finding a world-wide audience, ap pro ach ed in so many languages, retained through so many years. - But (it) is not only about a writer's work. It is a story of friendships and travel, of animal friends as well as human ones; and of a perfect companionship that has endured n earl y a life tim e, and is honoured in the dedicatory inscription to the book." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has been price clipped; has light edge wear and tiny chip/tears at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds; moderate br ownin g on rear pan el, spi ne and flap-folds, slight waviness along top/bottom edges of both panels. Very Good+/Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
PETER McARTHUR., Deacon, William Arthur.
40 Deacon, William Arthur. PETER McARTHUR.
Toronto Ryerson Press Hard Cover Very Good 
180 pp, 6 3/4" H. Dark blue cloth with gilt lettering/decoration on spine, blindstamped signature & border on front board. B&w portrait. One of the "Makers of Canadian Literature" series, edited by Lorne Albert Pierce. Contents: Biographical; Anthology; Appreciation; Bibliography; Index. Tiny light glue mark on free rear endpaper, a few very tiny dlue marks at top of inside front hinge, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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