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21 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
 
 
WHALERS NO MORE:  A HISTORY OF WHALING ON THE WEST COAST., Hagelund, W.A.
22 Hagelund, W.A. WHALERS NO MORE: A HISTORY OF WHALING ON THE WEST COAST.
Madeira Park, BC Harbour 1987 0920080022 / 9780920080023 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
211 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, drawings, maps. "Over 30,000 whales were killed in the Pacific Northwest between 1905 and 1972, and the business of capturing and processing them created its own mythology. Here are tales of the monsters that almost got away, of whales that rammed the ships trying to capture them, and of the whalers themselves, who lived always on the edge of danger, risking life and limb in pursuit of the biggest animals in the world. Many of the old whalers were avid collectors of maritime lore, and their stories of whales and of the life in the sea - the sperm whale's ambergris, freaks of enormous size or those with legs, and giant octopus and sea monsters - create a vivid background to William Hagelund's very personal history of whaling on the west coast." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, small ink mark at top edge of rear board. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor rubbing on rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
23 Haig-Brown, Roderick. THE LIVING LAND: AN ACCOUNT OF THE NATURAL RESOURCES OF BRITISH COLUMBIA.
Macmillan of Canada, Toronto, 1961. 
269 pp, 4to (11" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w maps, drawings, graphs, tables, photos, color plates, color fold-out map in pocket at rear. Contents: The Frame of the Land; Basic Resources; Forest Resources; Agriculture; Energy; Commerical Fisheries; Mining, Recreation; Some Incidental Matters; People. Light browning to edges of endpapers, light edge wear - two very small scuffs, light browning to edges of textblocks, slight darkening to spine, wrinkling around folds in map in rear pocket. Dust jacket is price clipped, very small chips/tears at top of spine, 2" closed tear at top of front flap-fold. VG/VG 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
24 Hamilton, Bea. SALT SPRING ISLAND.
Vancouver Mitchell Press 1969 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good- Good Signed by Author
180 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. Signed by the author on the page preceding the title page. "There is an island in British Columbia's sheltered Gulf of Georgia that is uniquely blessed of Nature and the home of generations of people of widely varied origins. There they have lived with more than the usual degree of satisfactions. Some were English and American, some American negroes coming before the slaves were emancipated, some were sailors who jumped ship, not a few were Kanakas from Hawaii. Canadians and Americans of modern times are discovering the joys of island life - but the descendants of the first settlers remain the solid core of today's population. There are salt springs that give the island its unusual name - but chief amongst the natural assets of the place is its tradition of self-sufficiency and its continuing charm of country living and neighbourliness. Bea Hamilton, who was born there of a pioneering family and has never been long away from Salt Spring, is the island's journalist, author and historian. Others today may see modern Salt Spring through different eyes. this is 'her' island, the people 'her' people and she introduces them with lively interest and much respect for what they are - Salt Spring Islanders." Gift inscription on free front endpaper, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very small bump at bottom corner of boards very light edge wear, very light browning to endpapers, small stain on top of text block, two small areas of excess glue at edges of pastedowns, tiny light stain on spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, several edge tears and very small chips, light rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
25 Harris, Joseph and Anderson, Samuel. Edited and with introduction by C. Ian Jackson, technical appendix by Louis M. Sebert. LETTERS FROM THE 49TH PARALLEL, 1857-1873: SELECTED CORRESPONDENCE OF JOSEPH HARRIS AND SAMUEL ANDERSON.
Champlain Society, Toronto, 2000, one of an edition of 820 copies - unnumbered. 
477 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover (bright red cloth with gold lettering and emblem on spine - no dust jacket. B&w photos, maps, figures. Selected letters of Joseph Harris (serving the U.S. government) and Samuel Anderson (serving the British government) during the Boundary Survey from Point Roberts to the Rockies (1857-62) and from the Lake of the Woods to the Rockies (1872-74). Interior - two tiny corner creases, tiny crease at top edge of pages 290-360, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - two tiny faint marks on fore-edge of textblock. NF 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
26 Harris, R. Cole and Phillips, Elizabeth, edited by. LETTERS FROM WINDERMERE, 1912-1914.
University of British Columbia Press, Vancouver, (1991), reprint. 
243 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. B&w photos. "Written primarily by Daisy Phillips, with a few by her husband Jack, to her family in England, these letters describe the creation of a shortlived English home in the Windermere Valley of southwestern B ritish Columbia. From Daisy's frank descriptions we learn of the experiences of the Phillips and their neighbours in settling the newly opened land and of their attempts to grow fruit in an area of limited agricultural potential....Between her first request for a pamphlet on laundering handkerchiefs and her departure less than three years later, (Daisy) learned to cook on a wood stove, sew, clean house, and wash clothes without running water or servants. Gradually, the cultural barriers were breaking down as the Phillips became more involved in sharing the experience of being pioneer Canadians..." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - tiny corner creases, light rubbing, minor edge wear, very small scuff at top of spine, spine flat and uncreased. Very Good 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
NARRATIVE OF THE CANADIAN RED RIVER EXPLORING EXPEDITION OF 1857 AND OF THE ASSINNIBOINE AND SASKATCHEWAN EXPLORING EXPEDITION OF 1858.  TWO VOLUMES IN ONE., Hind, Henry Youle.  Introduction to the new edition by Roy St. George Stubbs.
27 Hind, Henry Youle. Introduction to the new edition by Roy St. George Stubbs. NARRATIVE OF THE CANADIAN RED RIVER EXPLORING EXPEDITION OF 1857 AND OF THE ASSINNIBOINE AND SASKATCHEWAN EXPLORING EXPEDITION OF 1858. TWO VOLUMES IN ONE.
Charles E. Tuttle, Rutland, Vermont, 1971, new edition. 
494 pp + 472 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover (bright red cloth with black title block and gold lettering on spine), in dust jacket. ISBN 0804810095 Color plates, b&w engravings, maps (some fold-out) - collated. "As late as 1857, the vast territory of the Canadian northwest was unknown to all but a handful of fur traders. Yet the determination of the Hudson's Bay Company to maintain its enormous fur preserve was being challenged by the persistant advance of settlement. Anticipatin g t h e t e r m ination of the Company's license in 1859 and curious about the suitability of the territory for general settlement, both the Imperial and the Canadian governments commissioned expeditions in 1857 to explore and report on the area. A n I ri sh - bo rn a rm y officer, Captain John Palliser, headed the British expedition; the moving spirit of the Canadian party was Henry Youle Hind. Hind's energy and zeal for the project lead his expedition on a thorough exploration of the R ed Ri ver an d l at er, of th e A ssiniboine and Saskatchewan Rivers as well. First hand observation of the success of even limited farming in these areas convinced Hind that the prairies were capable of absorbing many thousands of settlers and of pro vidi ng t hem wit h a good liv ing. He wrote enthusiastically of the potentialities of western agriculture, envisaging a transportation system, either wagon road or railroad, from Lake of the Woods to the Rockies that would enjoy the advan tag e of bein g fed by an a gric ultur al po pulat ion from one extremity to the other. Substantail parts of this work made their first appearance as parliamentary papers in 1857. Hind's optimistic reports outweighed the less enthusiastic findin gs o f Pal liser and ul tima tely influ enced the Im perial government to refuse the renewal of the Hudson's Bay Company's license two years later. Hind's 'Narrative', factual and objective, yet enlivened by incidents of personal experience, is fo remos t a do cument of ext raord inary visio n and foresig ht and remains today a minor classic." Previous owners small stamp on front pastedown, very light soiling and a few scattered tiny foxing marks on edges of textblock, slight darkening to edges of boar ds. Dus t jacket is pr ice cl ipped, has ve ry light edge w ear, light edge wrinkling, moderate rubbing on rear panel, 1/2" scuff mark at bottom of spine causing color loss. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 72.50 USD
 
 
28 Holt, Simma. TERROR IN THE NAME OF GOD: THE STORY OF THE SONS OF FREEDOM DOUKHOBORS.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1964 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good- 
312 pp, 9 1/2" H. Map endpapers, b&w photographs. "Shocking, tragic, almost unbelievable, is this account of the strange sect and its fanatic leaders who have defied the laws of Canada for over fifty years. (Uses) the records of the RCMP, the courts, and the government, (and) also the statements of the Doukhobors themselves to complete this history of the sect from its origin in Russia to the present day. It is a story of fanatical terrorism let loose in the name of religious freedom; of a Mafia-like organization growing more sophisticated in its criminal activities with each passing year - an organization which has killed twenty-three Canadians, destroyed almost twenty million dollars' worth of property, and warped the lives of successive generations of Doukhobor children." Very light browning to edges of text block, very small bump at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds; toning to flap-folds, hinges and edges; several very small edge tears and chips; light rubbing; a few tiny scuffs on spine; crease down rear flap; now protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
29 Jacobsen, Larry G. LEANING INTO THE WIND: MEMOIRS OF AN IMMIGRANT PRAIRIE FARM BOY.
Bloomington, Indiana 1st Books 2004 141076804X / 9781410768049 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ Signed by Author
309 pp, large 8vo (9" H). Signed by author on title page. B&w photographs. "This is a humorous story about an awkward runt - a misfit growing up on a farm on the western prairies during a time when there were few radios and no electricity or plumbing. It tells about a boy in a large poverty-stricken family coming of age and making his way into the workforce. (It) gives the reader vivid insights into farm life during the nineteen thirties and forties. The reader will also experience life in the rugged logging, mining and construction camps. Here you will meet some extraordinary characters the author toiled and drank with - a special breed of men who not only worked hard, but played hard. Underground mining was hazardous, but more of these men were killed at the wheels of their cars, than down the mines. The author also tried sales - first vacuum cleaners door to door and later real estate. During his earlier years he used up nine lives, as well as having other narrow scrapes. At age forty-four he entered graduate school for an MBA despite having only a Grade X education and at age fifty one he launched a rewarding consulting career." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear, minor curl at corners of covers, tiny faint soiling mark on bottom of textblock. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
30 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
 
 
SIXTEEN YEARS IN THE INDIAN COUNTRY:  THE JOURNAL OF DANIEL WILLIAMS HARMON, 1800-1816., Lamb, W. Kaye, editor. (Daniel Williams Harmon.)
31 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
 
 
32 Leduc, Joanne, editor. (Thomas McMicking.) OVERLAND FROM CANADA TO BRITISH COLUMBIA. BY MR. THOMAS McMICKING OF QUEENSTON, CANADA WEST.
Vancouver University of British Columbia Press 1981 0774801360 / 9780774801362 First Thus Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ William G.R. Hind 
121 pp, 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w and colour illustrations - reproductions, photographs, map. "Spurred on by reports of gold in the Cariboo, adventurers from all over the world descended on British Columbia in the mid-1800s. Among them were ambitious easterners who accepted the challenge of the shorter but more arduous overland route across the prairies and the Rockies. One such man determined to find his fortune in the West was Thomas McMicking - destined to lead the largest and best organized group of 'Overlanders' into British Columbia. His record of their epic journey is a valuable historical document that possesses the universal appeal of an adventure story." Minor wrinkle at top of spine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
33 MacBeth, R.G. THE ROMANCE OF WESTERN CANADA. (SECOND EDITION).
The Ryerson Press, Toronto, 1920. 
309 pp, 8vo, HC (no dust jacket). B&w photos. The story of the opening and settlement of Canada's West - from the Selkirk Colony and the Hudsons Bay Company, through the Northwest Rebellion and political development, plus chapters on the religious development and education history of the region. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edgewear to boards, light shelf wear to bottom of textblock, very minor wrinkling to top/bottom of spine. V G 
Price: 18.00 USD
 
 
THE MAGIC LEAVES: A HISTORY OF HAIDA ARGILLITE CARVING., Macnair, Peter L. and Hoover, Alan L.
34 Macnair, Peter L. and Hoover, Alan L. THE MAGIC LEAVES: A HISTORY OF HAIDA ARGILLITE CARVING.
British Columbia Provincial Museum, Victoria, 1984, first printing. 
211 pp, 10 1/2" H x 9 11/16" D, soft cover. ISBN 0771884079 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. Contents: Foreword; Acknowledgements; The Reif Collection; Argillite: The Material; The Form of Haida Art; The Haida and Tobacco; A Chronology For Argillite Artifact Types; Ceremonial Pipe Forms; Haida Panel Pipes; Ship Pipes; Animal Form Bowls; Euro-American Figures; Western Tableware; Recorders; Early Trade Pipes; Early Totem Poles; Chests and Model Houses; Haida Plates and Platters; Haida Figures and Figure Groups; Late Trade Pipes; Late Poles; Late Platters, Chests and Other Objects; Appendix - A History of the Study of Argillite; Reference. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, a few very small scuffs and indentations on rear cover. Very Good 
Price: 60.00 USD
 
 
35 Maiden, Cecil. LIGHTED JOURNEY: THE STORY OF THE B.C. ELECTRIC.
Vancouver British Columbia Electric Company 1948 First Edition Hard Cover Good Poor 
170 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. A history of power generation and urban transportation in lower B.C. from the mid-nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century. Three very tiny stains on front pastedown, previous owner's address label on copyright page, area of light browning on free rear endpaper, slight browning on copyright page and on front pastedown, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small bump at bottom corner of boards, very light browning to edges of text block, minor bumps to top edge of rear board. Dust jacket several chips and tears, old tape and tape marks, one 4' tear on rear flap fold has been archivally taped, moderate browning, foxing on rear panel, edge creases and edge wear, several tiny scuffs, now protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
36 Mather, Barry and McDonald, Margaret. NEW WESTMINSTER: THE ROYAL CITY.
Vancouver J.M. Dent & Sons (Canada) and The Corporation of the City of New Westminster 1958 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good- Poor 
192 pp, 8 3/4" H. Map endpapers, b&w photographs, map. "(New Westminster) aspired to and attained the position of Capital of the Crown Colony and it survived the loss of that distinction to its rival, Victoria, readjusting from political to economic concerns and becoming the hub of industry and export that it is today (1958). (This book) includes special chapters on such memorable events as, 'The Night The City Burned', and 'The Great Bank Robbery'. Yet in some respects (it) is the story of pioneer British Columbia over the past 100 years." Light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small area of browning on top of text block. Dust jacket has moderate soiling, browning to spine and flap-folds, old tape repairs, moderate edge wear/wrinkling, faint erased pencil marks on front flap, piece missing from top of spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
37 McGregor, D.A. (Signed.) THEY GAVE ROYAL ASSENT. THE LIEUTENANT-GOVERNORS OF BRITISH COLUMBIA.
Mitchell Press, Vancouver, (1967). 
75 pp, large 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE. B&w drawings, photographs. "British Columbia's vice-regal representatives, from earliest colonial days to the present, have been surrounded by traditional ceremony and a modest degree of pageantry related to their office; but human qualities have shone through the austerities of their position. Most were highly respected for their dedication to duty and for their hospitality and were makers of a traditio n o f p u b l i c service...(This book) assembles for the first time the story of Government House, treats of the human aspects of the inhabitants of the vice-regal residence." Minor edge wear to boards, a few tiny light foxing marks on top/botto m o f te x tb lo ck . D ust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, a few small closed tears - archivally taped, light rubbing, light browning to flap-folds and hinges. VG/VG- 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
TALES OF CONFLICT., McKelvie, B.A.
38 McKelvie, B.A. TALES OF CONFLICT.
Vancouver Vancouver Daily Province 1949 Hard Cover Good C.P. Connorton. 
99 pp, 10 1/2" H. Black cloth spine with gilt lettering, gray paper covered boards with red lettering & decoration on front board. Colour frontispiece, b&w drawings. Stories of conflicts between the native peoples and white explorers/settlers in British Columbia during the 19th century. Contents: Preface; The Price of Safety; Kendrick's Laundry; The White Slave of Slaves; The Captive Armourer; Treachery at Fort St. John; New Caledonia Conflict; Attack at Fort McLoughlin; Finlayson's Strategy; Fort Rupert Murders; The Basis of Freedom; Hell's Gate Aflame; Massacre at Ganges; The Salt Whisky War; The Defiance of Ot-chee-wun; The Chilcotin War; The Pirates of Clayoquot; The Obstinacy of Chief Jim; When Chief Isadore Ran Riot; Notes. Previous owner's bookplate and a small Christmas gift inscription on front free endpaper, small bump at bottom of rear board, a few faint line indentations on front board, minor browning to edges of boards, some very small foxing marks and a small faint liquid mark on rear board, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
39 Morley, Alan. VANCOUVER: FROM MILLTOWN TO METROPOLIS.
Vancouver Mitchell Press 1969 Second Edition, revised and updated. Hard Cover Very Good Fair 
241 pp, 9 1/8" H. B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. "This is the story of Hastings Mill and Moodyville days, of Gassy Jack and his Deighton House saloon, of John Morton, the brickmaker, Sam Greer and Sam Brighouse, of the Great Fire, of Van Horne, the railway builder, and so many of those whose names must be forever associated with a city grown in the span of a single lifetime from nothing to a world crossroads and metropolis. It is a saga of a truly Western Canadian city through years of high emprise and deep depression to modern times. In this cavalcade of builders the city is seen as the work of very human people who live again in these pages. It is an affectionate salute to the makers of today's amenities and to the greater city to come. Crease at top corner of page leaf 59/60, light bump at top/bottom of spine, faint browning to bottom of book, tiny dent at bottom edge of front board. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear/creasing with very small chips and tears, moderate rubbing with color loss, light staining/soiling on rear panel mow in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
40 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
 
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