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201 Smith, W.L. THE PIONEERS OF OLD ONTARIO. THE MAKERS OF CANADA SERIES.
Toronto George N. Morang 1923 Second Printing. Hard Cover Good+ No Jacket M. McGillivray. 
343 pp, 8 7/8" H. Red cloth with gilt lettering on spine. B&w illustrations. Chapter headings: Introduc-tion; From Southern Homes; Within Reach of the St. Lawrence; On the Penetang Trail; By Way of Yonge Street; When Oakville Rivalled Toronto; Working into the Flat Country; Up Bruce and Huron Way; From Father to Son; Strong Drink, Religion and Law; Heroes and Their Descendants; Index. Some pages have a rough fore-edge due to opening, page leaf 263/264 has light wrinkling at fore-edge, previous owner's date and name in ink on front free endpaper, light edge wear to boards, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, a few small soiling and rub marks on boards. very light browning to edges of text block. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
202 Snow, Hank. With Jack Ownbey and Bob Burris. THE HANK SNOW STORY.
Urbana University of Illinois Press / Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame 1994 0252020898 / 9780252020896 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
555 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "(Traces Hank Snow's) life from humble beginnings, through his emergence as an entertainer in Canada, the United States, and throughout the world, to his stature as one of the most influential figures in country music today. But more than a rags-to-riches memoir, this book presents Hank's life and career in his own voice, with remarkable candor and incredible detail. It provides the first extensive look at the early development of country music in Canada, reveals the inner workings of the music industry (including Hank's vital and unsung role in launching Elvis Presley's career), frankly discusses the nonglamorous side of stardom, and offers the reflections of an outspoken artist who has been professionally involved with country music for nearly sixty years. Through Ernest Tubb's intercession, he made his debut on Nashville's Grand Ole Opry. Disheartened by the lack of audience response, Hank nearly abandoned his dream. Then he recorded a song he had written, 'I'm Movin' On'. It climbed to the top of the charts, staying at number one for twenty-nine weeks. More hits followed, and his life and career changed forever. Over the years, Hank has entertained servicepeople on military bases in Korea, Europe, and Vietnam. Remembering his own (difficult) childhood, he established the Hank Snow Foundation for the Prevention of Child Abuse. (He was) elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame and to the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame." Minor twist to spine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling otherwise clean and bright. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE PARACHUTE WARD:  A CANADIAN SURGEON'S WARTIME ADVENTURES IN YUGOSLAVIA., Street, Brian Jeffrey.  (Colin Scott Dafoe.)
203 Street, Brian Jeffrey. (Colin Scott Dafoe.) THE PARACHUTE WARD: A CANADIAN SURGEON'S WARTIME ADVENTURES IN YUGOSLAVIA.
Toronto Lester & Orpen Dennys 1987 0886191033 / 9780886191030 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
306 pp, 9 1/2" H. Map endpapers, b&w photographs. "On the night of 12 May 1944, Major Colin Scott Dafoe, a surgeon on special assignment with Britain's SOE parachuted behind enemy lines into German-occupied Yugoslavia. His mission, code-named 'Toffee', was to provide medical aid to the People's Liberation Army of Yugoslavia: the ragtag band of unsung heroes who were Marshal Tito's Partisans. Dafoe, a native of Madoc, Ontario, was no stranger to combat - he had served with the British 8th Army in Tobruk and El Alamein in North Africa - but nothing he had experienced in the deserts of Africa had prepared him for the war in occupied Yugoslavia. The hit-and-run tactics of guerrilla fighting in mountainous terrain made a mockery of conventional medical procedures, but Dafoe was a devoted and ingenious surgeon who put his skills to the test time and time again, despite incredible hardship and danger. In an operating room constructed from parachutes, Dafoe operate on the maimed and wounded, who were brought from miles around to receive his expert attention." Tiny wrinkle at top of rear hinge. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE STORMS BELOW:  THE TURBULENT LIFE AND TIMES OF HUGH GARNER., Stuewe, Paul.
204 Stuewe, Paul. THE STORMS BELOW: THE TURBULENT LIFE AND TIMES OF HUGH GARNER.
Toronto James Lorimer 1988 155028150X / 9781550281507 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
230 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "Hugh Garner was one of Canada's most popular and controversial writers. He was also a controversial human being, a hard-drinking, opinionated tough guy who fought with editors, publishers and everyone else he considered part of the Establishment. Yet beneath this brash, angry exterior, Garner was a writer of sensitive short stories and a novel, 'Cabbagetown', that has become a Canadian classic. Garner's stories were drawn from his own rough, adventurous life. During the 1930s Garner ran away from a pinched, impoverished childhood in Toronto's working-class Cabbagetown to ride the rails across Canada and the United States. He fought in the Spanish Civil War and with the Canadian navy in the Second World War. Transformed from a radical to a cantankerous, free-spirited conservative in the 1950s, Garner won fame and fortune as a successful journalist, novelist and short story writer. However, as his alcoholism deepened, his escapades became more self-destructive and his attitude to life increasingly bitter. A definitive biography of a unique Canadian writer, drawing on extensive interviews with Garner's family, friends and colleagues, 'The Storms Below' has the excitement and emotional impact of a good Garner novel." Small light tape marks on endpapers, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, soiling on bottom edge of both boards. Dust jacket has very minor edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
CANADA'S AVIATION PIONEERS:  50 YEARS OF McKEE TROPHY WINNERS., Sutherland, Alice Gibson.  Foreword by Fred W. Hotson.
205 Sutherland, Alice Gibson. Foreword by Fred W. Hotson. CANADA'S AVIATION PIONEERS: 50 YEARS OF McKEE TROPHY WINNERS.
Toronto McGraw-Hill, Ryerson 1978 0070827044 / 9780070827042 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good 
304 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). B&w photographs, maps. "(T)ells the exciting story of the adventurous and often visionary men who pioneered aviation in Canada. From Canada's first pilot to modern airline pioneers and inventors, here are the winners of the Trans-Canada Trophy, awarded annually for outstanding contributions to the development of aviation in Canada. The Trans-Canada Trophy, also known as the McKee Trophy, was first awarded in 1927 to commemorate the first trans-Canada seaplane flight, made by Dalzell McKee and Earl Godfrey in September 1926. The recipients of the trophy include legendary figures and famous names in Canadian aviation: Arctic pilot 'Weldy' Phipps; the king of northern fliers, 'Matt' Berry; the great Canadian artist, author and pilot, Walter Gilbert; Avro Arrow test pilot Jan Zurakowski; Silver Dart pilot John McCurdy; 'Grant' McConachie of Canadian Pacific Air Lines, the famous 'bush pilot with a briefcase'; 'Doc' Oaks, who combined aviation and mining; 'Tommy' Siers, the brilliant engineer who developed the Worth oil dilution system for easier starting of aircraft engines in cold weather; the resourceful officer who completed the mapping of the Arctic isalnds, 'Jack' Showler; pioneer bush pilot 'Punch' Dickens; 'Wop' May, who flew the first winter air mail service 'down north' to Aklavik; and many others. This book tells in words and photographs the story of every McKee Trophy winner from 1927 to 1977. Based on years of research and interviews with many of the Trophy winners, it will appeal to general readers as well as the growing number of aviation history enthusiasts." Book is Fine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling, very tiny tear at top of rear hinge - archivally taped, several tiny scuff marks on rear panel. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
VALIANT MEN:  CANADA'S VICTORIA CROSS AND GEORGE CROSS WINNERS.  CANADIAN WAR MUSEUM HISTORICAL PUBLICATIONS NO. 7., Swettenham, John, editor.
206 Swettenham, John, editor. VALIANT MEN: CANADA'S VICTORIA CROSS AND GEORGE CROSS WINNERS. CANADIAN WAR MUSEUM HISTORICAL PUBLICATIONS NO. 7.
Toronto Hakkert 1973 888665253 First Edition Hard Cover Good+ Good+ 
234 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H) Erratum slip tipped in at Preface. B&w photographs, reproductions - four colour plates. "This book presents between the covers of one volume all Canada's Victoria Cross and George Cross winners. Extensive research makes it possible to give the most accurate possible biographical data for each Cross winner, and carefully selected accounts portray these stirring actions. The best available pictures - either of the circumstances under which the decoration was won or of the holder - illustrate these accounts." Heavy color fading at bottom edge of spine (1/2") and rear hinge area, moderate color fading at top edge of boards - mainly near spine, minor browning mark on fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket has slight browning on spine and flap-folds, three small tears archivally taped, creasing at top of spine, a few tiny chips at bottom of spine and light edge wrinkling, light rubbing, minor soiling. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
207 Swettenham, John, editor. VALIANT MEN: CANADA'S VICTORIA CROSS AND GEORGE CROSS WINNERS. CANADIAN WAR MUSEUM HISTORICAL PUBLICATIONS NO. 7.
Toronto Hakkert 1973 888665253 First Edition Hard Cover Good Fair 
234 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H) Erratum slip tipped in at Preface. B&w photographs, reproductions - four colour plates. "This book presents between the covers of one volume all Canada's Victoria Cross and George Cross winners. Extensive research makes it possible to give the most accurate possible biographical data for each Cross winner, and carefully selected accounts portray these stirring actions. The best available pictures - either of the circumstances under which the decoration was won or of the holder - illustrate these accounts." Compliments label on front pastedown, faint erased pencil notation on front free endpaper, one line of pen notation on half-title page, small liquid stain at bottom edge of a few preliminary pages, three tiny liquid stains on bottom of text block - they migrate slightly into several pages, very light browning and soiling on edges of text block, book is lightly cocked, slight color fading to boar edges ans on parts of spine. Dust jacket has old tape repairs on inside edges, moderate browning to spine and flap-folds - light browning elsewhere, several edge tears and chips, scattered tiny light stains - mainly on spine ans hinges. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
McNAUGHTON.  3 VOLUME SET.  VOLUME 1. 1887-1939.  VOLUME 2. 1939-1943.  VOLUME 3. 1944-1966., Swettenham, John.
208 Swettenham, John. McNAUGHTON. 3 VOLUME SET. VOLUME 1. 1887-1939. VOLUME 2. 1939-1943. VOLUME 3. 1944-1966.
Toronto Ryerson Press First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 
370 pp, 381 pp, 396 pp, large 8vos (9 1/4" H) - 3 volume set. Volume 1 published 1968, volumes 2 & 3 1969. B&w photographs, maps. "General Andrew George Latta McNaughton, P.C., C.H., C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O., was a patriot who served his country diligently as scientist, inventor, soldier and stateman for more than half a century. His full-time military career began with his enlistment in the Canadian Field Artillery, where his skill and ingenuity as a gunner earned him, by the war's end, the rank of brigadier-general and command of the Canadian Corps Heavy Artillery. His interest in science resulted in the invention of the cathode ray direction finder - the direct forerunner of radar - in 1923. (Volume 2) describes McNaughton's career in the Second World War from his appointment as Inspector General of the troops mobilizing to form the 1st Canadian Division until the end of 1943, when he was removed from command of the First Canadian Army. McNaughton had antagonized (General Sir Alan) Brooke by his unceasing fight for Canadian autonomy. (Canadian Defence Minister) Ralston undermined his position by detaching a corps and sending it to Italy. With that policy established, McNaughton said, it would be better for Ralston to put someone in charge who believed in it; he himself did not. Nor could McNaughton have served under Montgomery after the latter, in highhanded fashion, had refused McNaughton access to his own troops in Sicily. (Volume 3) begins with McNaughton's return from the overseas command in 1944, (following his career as governor-general, Minister of Defence,) delegate to the United Nations and member of its Security Council and Atomic Energy Commission; he was president of the Canadian half of the Canadian-U.S. Joint Board of Defence; and he was chairman of the Canadian section of the International Joint Commission, a body established to deal with water problems between Canada and the United States." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spines; very light edge wear; minor browning to edges of text blocks; vol. 2 has missing free front endpaper, large corner crease on page leaf 123/124, six pages with light pen lines in margins or underlining of text, tiny foxing mark in margin of page 157. Dust jackets have varying light to heavy edge wear/wrinkling/creasing, all have small to medium tears, vol. 2 has 3" chip on rear panel, vol. 2 has some very light browning, all are in mylar sleeves, vols. 2 & 3 have been price-clipped. 
Price: 60.00 USD
 
 
209 Telfer, W.P. HUMBOLDT ON THE CARLTON TRAIL.
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Modern Press 1975 First Printing, Limited Edition. Hard Cover Very Good Urban Lukan. 
84 pp, oblong (8 3/4" H x 11" D). Copyright page states 'Limited Edition', but no limitation details supplied. Light brown cloth with black lettering on spine, black lettering & decoration on front board. B&w photographs, maps, drawings. A local history of Humboldt, Saskatchewan. Contents: Acknowledgements; Introduction; The First White Visitors; The Red River Cart; The Carlton Trail; The Dominion Telegraph; The Weldons; The Death of Birdie; Alfred von Lindeburgh; The Suicide at Round Hill; The Diary of Elizabeth McFadden; 1880-1884; 1885 - The Rebellion Year; Tom Hourie's Swimming Feat; The Indian Capture at Dead Moose Lake; The Humboldt Stone; The Stage Coach Holdup; Epilogue - The Settlers Arrive; Bibliography; Alexander von Humboldt. Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight bump at bottom corner of both boards. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
SASKATCHEWAN HISTORY.  VOL. XXIV NO.s 1, 2 & 3.  (WINTER, SPRING, AUTUMN 1971).  PLUS INDEX., Thomas, Lewis H.; Huel, Ray; Crone, Ray; Bocking, D.; Stuart, Kent; Denney, C.D.; Russel, P.A., Lalonde, A.N.
210 Thomas, Lewis H.; Huel, Ray; Crone, Ray; Bocking, D.; Stuart, Kent; Denney, C.D.; Russel, P.A., Lalonde, A.N. SASKATCHEWAN HISTORY. VOL. XXIV NO.s 1, 2 & 3. (WINTER, SPRING, AUTUMN 1971). PLUS INDEX.
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Saskatchewan Archives Office 1971 Stapled in Wraps Very Good+ 
120 pp in 3 volumes (complete year), 10" H. Single sheet Index to Volume XXIV (1971) laid in. B&w illustrations. Articles: From Pampas to the Prairies: The Welsh Migration of 1902; The Teaching of French in Saskatchewan Public Schools, A Curious Infraction of the Provisions of the School Act in Ethier S.D. No. 1834, 1921-23; How Bold the Airborne, The First Aerial Honeymoon in Western Canada; Political Manoeuvring in the Territorial Executive 1885; Newspaper Scrapbook:The Old Mail Route; The Scottish Crofter Colony, Saltcoats, 1889-1904; The Saskatchewan Board of Film Censors, 1910-1935; In Memory of Mary Rose (Pritchard) Sayers, The Last Witness (Frog Lake Massacre); Newspaper Scrapbook: Report of General Meeting of The Doukhobor Community Held at Verigin, January 25th, 1910; The Co-operative Government's Response to the Depression, 1930-1934; Colonization Companies in the 1880's; Newspaper Scrapbook: Mooomin Fox-Hounds. Plus book reviews. Interiors - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors - very minor wear on spines. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
211 Toye, William, General Editor. Carl Berger, Frank Davey, Kildare Dobbs, Edith Fowke, david Hoffman, Naim, Kattan, Laurent Mailhot, Joyce Marshall, Jean-Louis Roy, Donat Savoie, norah Story, Miriam Waddington, jack Warwick, George Woodcock, et al. SUPPLEMENT TO THE OXFORD COMPANION TO CANADIAN HISTORY AND LITERATURE.
Toronto Oxford University Press 1973 0195402057 / 9780195402056 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
318 pp, 9 1/2" H. "In nearly 200 biographical entries, thirty-seven contributors discuss most of the novelists, poets, playwrights, historians, and other writers who have published significantly from the beginning of 1967 to the end of 1972. Books and periodicals (in both English and French) are described in bibliographical articles under Anthologies, Belles Lettres, Children's Books, Drama, Eskimos, Fiction, Folklore, History Studies, Indians, Indian Legends and Art, Literary Magazines, Literary Studies, Poetry, Political Writings, and Translations. While the author entries provide an essential source of information about the leading writers, the bibliographical articles are an organized round-up of publications that will prove illuminating and invaluable to those readers who have only an uncertain knowledge of just what books have become available since 1967. Of all the discoveries that can be made in this 'Supplement', perhaps the most striking and important for the English-speaking reader are the extent and nature of the literary flowering that has taken place in French Canada, here described in detail for the first time in English." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, tiny stain in text of page 89. Dust jacket has wrinkling at bottom of the spine and at top of front flap area, one tiny edge tear and two tiny edge chips. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
FROM QUILL TO BALLPOINT, 1591-1988., Vick, Dorothy.
212 Vick, Dorothy. FROM QUILL TO BALLPOINT, 1591-1988.
Owen Sound Dorothy Vick 1979 0969341504 / 9780969341505 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good 
376 pp, 11 1/8" H. Maroon simulated leather with gold lettering on spine and front board - no dust jacket (as issued). B&w photographs. An alphabetical listing of authors with links to Grey and Bruce counties, Ontario. Biographical sketches vary from a few lines to a few pages and publications to date are noted. 3" light scratch on rear board. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
DEAR NAN:  LETTERS OF EMILY CARR, NAN CHENEY AND HUMPHREY TOMS., Walker, Doreen, editor.  (Emily Carr.)
213 Walker, Doreen, editor. (Emily Carr.) DEAR NAN: LETTERS OF EMILY CARR, NAN CHENEY AND HUMPHREY TOMS.
Vancouver University of British Columbia Press 1990 0774803487 / 9780774803489 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
436 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w and colour illustrations. "This collection includes 150 letters Emily Carr wrote to her friends Nan Cheney and Humphrey Toms and 100 other letters relating mainly to Emily Carr. The letters date from 1930 to 1945, the most prolific period in Carr's career as both painter and writer. In them she writes in colourful detail about her everyday activities, and discusses her painting - 'the biggest thing in my life'. There are outbursts of exasperation and anger as well as many indications of her caring, her warmth, her wisdom and her wit, and of her impatience with critics and poseurs; and they give insights into her various relationships with, among others, Lawren Harris, Ira Dilworth, Jack Shadbolt, Garnett Sedgewick, Dorothy Livesay, A.Y. Jackson, and Arthur Lismer. The correspondence between Cheney and Toms reveals how Carr was regarded at the time and attests to their mutual interest in the Vancouver art scene. As an active member Cheney relates gossip about the local art community, providing a very personal and often exceedingly critical view of the Vancouver art milieu of the time." Dust jacket has very minor wrinkling at top/bottom of flap-folds. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE KNIGHT OF DUNDURN., Wallace, W.S.  Illustrated by Thoreau MacDonald.
214 Wallace, W.S. Illustrated by Thoreau MacDonald. THE KNIGHT OF DUNDURN.
Rous & Mann, Toronto, 1960. 
22 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover (gray boards with repeated gold decoration of thistle, maple leaf and rose, paste-on title block) - no dust jacket. Pictorial endpapers, b&w portrait of Sir Allan, monotone illustrations by Thoreau MacDonald. A sh ort history of the career of Sir Allan Napier MacNab of Dundurn Castle, Hamilton. Split in paper on front hinge has been neatly reglued, two small tears in paper on rear hinge have been reglued, minor soiling marks in bottom margin of pag e s 6 & 7 . VG- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
215 Warner, John Anson and Bradshaw, Thecla, Introduction by. (Allen Sapp.) A CREE LIFE: THE ART OF ALLEN SAPP.
Vancouver J.J. Douglas 1977 0888941498 / 9780888941497 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ Allen Sapp. 
126 pp, 4to, (12 1/4" H). Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour. "This superb book brings together more than ninety of Sapp's (Saskatchwan Cree artist Kiskayetum Saposkum) best paintings, one-third in full colour and many accompanied by his own words. The introduction provides a rich backdrop that tells much of Sapp's life, his people's history and his developing success as a painter." Minor edge wear to boards, very light browning to edges of textblock. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, a few tiny closed tears, tiny dint on front hinge, small areas of surface paper loss at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few tiny scuffs. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
216 Warner, John Anson and Bradshaw, Thecla, Introduction by. (Allen Sapp.) A CREE LIFE: THE ART OF ALLEN SAPP.
Vancouver J.J. Douglas 1977 0888941498 / 9780888941497 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good- Allen Sapp. 
126 pp, 4to, (12 1/4" H). Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour. "This superb book brings together more than ninety of Sapp's (Saskatchwan Cree artist Kiskayetum Saposkum) best paintings, one-third in full colour and many accompanied by his own words. The introduction provides a rich backdrop that tells much of Sapp's life, his people's history and his developing success as a painter." Book is very clean. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very small scuff on front panel, very light rubbing including a few tiny scuffs, two very small edge tears archivally taped, tiny dent on rear hinge. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
JACK SHADBOLT., Watson, Scott.  (Jack Shadbolt.)
217 Watson, Scott. (Jack Shadbolt.) JACK SHADBOLT.
Vancouver Douglas & McIntyre 1990 0888946139 / 9780888946133 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jack Shadbolt. 
243 pp, 12 1/2" H. "In this first full study of the renowned (Canadian) painter, Scott Watson explores Shadbolt's personal struggles to be an artist and to resolve conflicting drives - between spontaneity and restraint, order and chaos - in the context of shifting trends in art as well as social change. Shadbolt also struggled to be understood in a culture that, when he began, was not ready for modern art. From (his) early love of nature and awakening artistic sensibilities to his coming of age while studying in New York, London and Paris, Watson explores the evolution of an artist who has an international perspective but who is also a unique regional painter with a profound sense of place. In chronicling Shadbolt's development, the author has created a portait that gives an insightful look at the nature of the artistic sensibility, enriched with liberal excepts from the painter's own writings on art and the life of the artist. Lavishly illustrated with the art of Jack Shadbolt - 220 illustrations, including 110 in colour." Tiny dent on rear board and on fore-edge of front board, minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has bery light rubbing. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
218 Wild, Roland. Foreword by the Honorable W.A.C. Bennett. (Amor De Cosmos). AMOR DE COSMOS.
Ryerson, Toronto, (1958). 
146 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. "An outstanding biography of the second premier of the Province of British Columbia. Amor De Cosmos is the man who was chiefly responsible for British Columbia's coming into Confederation. He is one of the most colourful men in the history of the Province. He has often been overshadowed as a personality because people only remember him as a man who changed in name from Smith. His career reveals the conditions of living at the time, the challenging personalities who carved out the new colony, and the position in which the Province was regarded by Britain." Dust jacket has minor edgewear/wrinkling/rubbing, crease line down front panel near front flap-fold. VG+/VG- 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
219 Williams, David R. THE MAN FOR A NEW COUNTRY: SIR MATTHEW BAILLIE BEGBIE.
Sidney, British Columbia Gray's Publishing 1977 0888260687 / 9780888260680 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 
333 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "(B)iography of Sir Matthew Baillie Begbie, the first judge of British Columbia, who, after his death, became known as 'The Hanging Judge'. An extremely humane, literate, generous, humorous and fair-minded man, this misnomer has prevented appreciation of his well-rounded personality and his importance in the development of British Columbia. A successful lawyer in London, he left England to seek adventure. He found it quickly, during the gold rush days, and the Cariboo area, around Barkerville, was the locale of most of his work before 1871. Though many officials preferred to stay in Victoria, Begbie travelled constantly, mainly on horseback - camping out, baking his own bread, and living off the land, as he established British law throughout the enormous area. This book is an account of a highly-talented man: speaker of several languages and Indian dialects; mathematician, meteorologist and cartographer; classical scholar and student of history and literature; musician and artist; hunter and outdoorsman; courageous judge. He ranks as an outstanding Canadian pioneer." Light edge wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor soiling on top of text block, tiny stain on bottom of text block, faint erased pencil mark on front free endpaper. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, light to moderate rubbing, very small tear at top of spine archivally taped, one or two tiny chips, two tiny dents on front hinge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
FIRST IN THE FIELD:  GAULT OF THE PATRICIAS., Williams, Jeffery.
220 Williams, Jeffery. FIRST IN THE FIELD: GAULT OF THE PATRICIAS.
St Catharines, Ontario Vanwell 1995 1550680552 / 9781550680553 First Canadian Edition. Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
278 pages, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "Born into a wealthy Montreal family in 1882, Gault was fortunate in having the means to pursue his own desires, of which a taste for adventure figured prominently and was to take him, as a subaltern in the 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles, to fight in the Boer War, and throughout the rest of his life on any number of more or less hazardous expeditions. But the act for which his name will be for ever carved in stone was the raising at his own expense on the outbreak of the First World War of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry." Dust jacket has very minor edge wear and is lightly rubbed. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
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THE TRAIL OF LOVE:  AN APPRECIATION OF CANADIAN PIONEERS AND PIONEER LIFE., Flatt, W.D.  Inscribed.
THE TRAIL OF LOVE: AN APPRECIATION OF CANADIAN PIONEERS AND PIONEER LIFE.
Flatt, W.D. Inscribed.
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