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THE SELECTED JOURNALS OF L.M. MONTGOMERY.  VOLUME I: 1889-1910., Rubio, Mary & Waterston, Elizabeth, editors.  (L.M. Montgomery - Lucy Maud Montgomery.)
201 Rubio, Mary & Waterston, Elizabeth, editors. (L.M. Montgomery - Lucy Maud Montgomery.) THE SELECTED JOURNALS OF L.M. MONTGOMERY. VOLUME I: 1889-1910.
Toronto Oxford University Press 1985 019540503X / 9780195405033 Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
424 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, maps, genealogical chart. The first volume of 'The Selected Journals of L.M. Montgomery' "takes her to 1910, the year before her marriage, when she left Prince Edward Island. It recounts her schooldays in Cavendish, redolent with incidents, impressions, and romantic 'crushes' that found their way into her fiction; a year spent in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, with her father and stepmother; a year of study at Prince of Wales College in Charlottetown, where she trained to be a teacher, and another at Dalhousie University; her teaching years; a powerful infatuation with the son of a family she lived with; a long and mostly unhappy period of keeping house for her grandmother; and the publication of 'Anne of Green Gables'. The autobiographical content will fasciant every devoted reader of the Anne books. But the Montgomery journals are especially interesting because they provide a unique social history and the privilege of viewing closely the life of a remarkable woman. Comprising perhaps the most vivid and detailed memoir in Canadian letters, the journals will join 'Anne of Green Gables' in ensuring Montgomery's lasting place in Canadian liter-ature." Very light browning to pages and edges of text block, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor soiling, light wrinkling and a few tiny tears at top of spine, some waviness on rear panel, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE SELECTED JOURNALS OF L.M. MONTGOMERY.  VOLUME II: 1910-1921., Rubio, Mary & Waterston, Elizabeth, editors.  (L.M. Montgomery - Lucy Maud Montgomery.)
202 Rubio, Mary & Waterston, Elizabeth, editors. (L.M. Montgomery - Lucy Maud Montgomery.) THE SELECTED JOURNALS OF L.M. MONTGOMERY. VOLUME II: 1910-1921.
Toronto Oxford University Press 1987 0195405862 / 9780195405866 Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- 
443 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, maps. The second volume of 'The Selected Journals of L.M. Montgomery' "records a time of great change and upheaval both in Montgomery's life and in society. When she wrote the first entry in this volume she had recently become a world-famous author, having published 'Anne of Green Gables' in 1908. Here we become privy to her response to the death of her grandmother, who had restricted her life severely; her marriage and honeymoon trip to Scotland and England; and her departure from Prince Edward Island to the new restrictions of her life as the wife of a Presbyterian minister in an Ontario village. Montgomery reveals the intensities of friendship, the minutiae of home-making, the joys of motherhood along with the traumas of a disturbed marriage, and records the sources and composition of the 'Anne' series and the emergence of her new heroine 'Emily'. Besides learning about the rewards and trials - including two unpleasant lawsuits - of being a successful author, we see also how a sensitive woman responded to the possibility, the actuality, and the aftermath of a world war. By turns tart and sentimental, sharp-sighted and anxiety-ridden, L.M. Montgomery provides a compelling record of her remarkable life against the background - both social and literary - of a tumultuous period in Canadian history." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling and a few tiny edge tears, light fading to spine color, wrinkling on rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE SELECTED JOURNALS OF L.M. MONTGOMERY.  VOLUME III: 1921-1929., Rubio, Mary & Waterston, Elizabeth, editors.  (L.M. Montgomery - Lucy Maud Montgomery.)
203 Rubio, Mary & Waterston, Elizabeth, editors. (L.M. Montgomery - Lucy Maud Montgomery.) THE SELECTED JOURNALS OF L.M. MONTGOMERY. VOLUME III: 1921-1929.
Toronto Oxford University Press 1992 0195409361 / 9780195409369 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
443 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, maps. The third volume of 'The Selected Journals of L.M. Montgomery' reveals "Montgomery in mature mid-life, (as) her personal and professional lives are becoming even more complex. (She) juggles the demands of motherhood, parish obligations, indifferent household help, grief at the loss of older friends and family, appeals by her PEI clan for advice and assistance - everyday struggles to balance a woman's social and domestic duties. There are also triumphs and trials more closely related to her position as a best-selling author: growing fame, the successful midwifery of her new heroines 'Emily' and 'Marigold' and a more adult novel, 'The Blue Castle'; the struggle to allocate time for correspondence with publishers, fans, pen-friends - and actually to 'write'. We trace the happy conclusion of her lawsuits against an unscrupulous publisher, and the disappointing outcome of the tempest-in-a-teapot suit arising from a minor automobile accident. There are more personal worries: the Rev. Ewan Macdonald's envy of his wife's publishing and social success; the dark shadow cast by his recurrent attacks of religious melancholia; her concern lest their sons evince similar tendencies. In mid-decade, Ewan Macdonald accepts a call to Norval, Ontario and Montgomery leaves 'dear Leaskdale' with mixed feelings. In these years, LMM turns more and more to her journal to record insights and opinions not voiceable by 'the angel of the house', as well as the brief epiphanies of delight in nature's beauty that have always sustained her. Her journal is an important example of life-writing - writing in the autobiographical mode - by a complex, sensitive, successful, and suprisingly contemporary writer." Minor bumping/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, scattered very tiny foxing marks on edges of text block. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE SELECTED JOURNALS OF L.M. MONTGOMERY.  VOLUME IV: 1929-1935., Rubio, Mary & Waterston, Elizabeth, editors.  (L.M. Montgomery - Lucy Maud Montgomery.)
204 Rubio, Mary & Waterston, Elizabeth, editors. (L.M. Montgomery - Lucy Maud Montgomery.) THE SELECTED JOURNALS OF L.M. MONTGOMERY. VOLUME IV: 1929-1935.
Toronto Oxford University Press 1998 0195413814 / 9780195413816 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
439 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, maps. The fourth volume of 'The Selected Journals of L.M. Montgomery' "covers a tumultuous period in the writer's life. By 1929 she was 54 years old and known world-wide as the author of 'Anne of Green Gables' and many other books, yet this was also a time of numerous setbacks: the stock market crash, a drop in royalties from her many books, the need to provide her two sons with a university education while her husband's modest church salary was often in arrears, and the fact that many loans she made to friends and family were not repaid. She faced personal crises in relations with her sons and her husband and there was furious controvery in her husband's parish, Norval Presbyterian Church. She also felt concerns over her own mental state and she became the unwilling object of a young woman's declarations of passionate love. Yet this was not a period without joy: the volume opens with happy travels to Prince Edward Island and western Canada and ends with her looking forward with great excitement to a new life in Toronto. Besides providing an intimate look into the daily life of one of the world's best-loved authors, these journals can also be read as a fascinating social history of the early twentieth century. For example, Montgomery's health concerns provide intriguing insights into the state of medical practices. Readers may shudder slightly when a bout of asthma is treated with strychnine tablets or a 'bad chill' brings out a compound of arsenic." Minor wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE CANADIAN COWBOY:  STORIES OF COWS, COWBOYS, AND CAYUSES., Russell, Andy.  Illustrations by Don Brestler.
205 Russell, Andy. Illustrations by Don Brestler. THE CANADIAN COWBOY: STORIES OF COWS, COWBOYS, AND CAYUSES.
McClelland & Stewart, (Toronto, 1994), 2nd printing. 
287 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. B&w illustrations. Contents: Trailing Herds North and West; Saddles and the Men Who Rode Them; The Development of Cowboy Costume; Cowboys and the Buffalo; The Last of the Free Range; Life in Cow Country; Saskatchewan Campfires; British Columbia Cow Country; Trails of a Young Cowboy; Tough Times; The Unknown Quantity; Some Hazards of the Game; George and Frenchy; Cows, Cayuses, and Dudes; In Retrospect; Epilogue - The Wall-Eyed Stud. Interior - a few scattered light ink marks on last page, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing. VG+ 
Price: 11.50 USD
 
 
206 Santink, Joy L. TIMOTHY EATON AND THE RISE OF HIS DEPARTMENT STORE.
Toronto University of Toronto 1990 0802027202 / 9780802027207 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
319 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "In 1869, when Timothy Eaton opened his small dry goods store on Yonge Street in Toronto, the term 'department store' was unknown in North America and in Europe. By the 1890s the phrase had entered the language. In Canada, the biggest factor in that change was Eaton himself, an Irish immigrant with little formal education. Twenty years after it opened, his Toronto store was unquestionably the largest and most successful department store in Canada. (This is) a biography of Timothy Eaton which is at the same time a history of the first forty years of the Eaton store in Toronto and an account of the revolutionary changes in the way goods were sold during this period. There were enormous improvements in transportation, communication, and the mass production of goods. Urbanization grew at a tremendous rate; so did the population. This revolution imposed new demands on the retail industry, demands that many merchants at both the wholesale and retail levels chose to ignore. Timothy Eaton did not make that mistake. He used competitive and sometimes hostile markets as tools, rather than obstacles, in his search for sales." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at bottom of spine - minor elsewhere. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
207 Schabas, Ezra. SIR ERNEST MACMILLAN: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING CANADIAN.
Toronto University of Toronto 1994 0802028497 / 9780802028495 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
374 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "As a conductor, organist, pianist, composer, educator, writer, administrator, and musical statesman, Sir Ernest MacMillan stands as a towering figure in Canada's musical history. His role in the development of music in Canada from the beginning of (the 20th) century to 1970 was pivotal. He conducted the Toronto Symphony Orchestra for twenty-five years, and the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir for fifteen. He was principal of the Toronto (now Royal) Conservatory of Music and dean of the University of Toronto's Faculty of Music. He founded both the Canadian Musc Centre, and was a founding member of the Canada Council. He was also the first president of the Composers, Authors and Publishers Association of Canada. Ezra Schabas provides not only the first detailed biography of MacMillan, but also a frank, richly detailed, and handsomely illustrated account of the Canadian music scene." Minor edge wear, one very tiny corner bump. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top of rear flap-fold. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
OF MUD AND DREAMS:  UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO 1957-1967., Scott, James.
208 Scott, James. OF MUD AND DREAMS: UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO 1957-1967.
Toronto Ryerson Press 1967 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Inscribed
194 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w photographs. Inscribed on front free endpaper: "To Dr. Friedberg. / With my thanks for your / frank, capable, / professional service / JG Hagey." (J.G. Hagey was the first President of Waterloo University.) "This is the story of the founding and development of the University of Waterloo from the first exploratory meetings when the concept of the university took root. It tells of the original campus, which was planned on 237 acres, and the long struggle for identity which ensued. Early faculty leaders - the 'fearsome five' as they were known to their cohorts - worked at establishing a set of goals and standards for the infant institution. The author describes the development of the faculties of engineering, science and arts, as well as the school of graduate studies that followed. At last, the first graduating class emerged, setting a precedent for the thousands of students who were soon to follow." Slight toning to edges of text block, minor edge wear, one or two tiny faint foxing marks on top of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear - tiny chips at top/bottom of hinges and flap-folds, light soiling - mainly at edges, small tear at top of front flap-fold - archivally taped, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
GREAT SCOTS!  HOW THE SCOTS CREATED CANADA., Shaw, Matthew.  Foreword by Hon. Duff Roblin.
209 Shaw, Matthew. Foreword by Hon. Duff Roblin. GREAT SCOTS! HOW THE SCOTS CREATED CANADA.
Heartland, Winnipeg, 2003. 
224 pp, 9 3/4" H, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1896150446 B&w and colour illustrations. "Through the fur trade, Scots formed the backbone of North America's first continent-wide industry more than two hundred years ago. They then used their power to create the first banks, railways, shipping lines, universities, and media. They also branched into and dominated politics, the military and literature. This book demonstrates the astounding extent to which Canada's fundamental institutions and culture are a product of early, tough-minded Scottish immigrants." Bump at top corner of boards, tiny bump at bottom corner of boards and front hinge, slight fading at bottom edge of front board and spine. Dust jacket has very light rubbing, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
210 Shortt, Terry. NOT AS THE CROW FLIES. A LIFETIME OF ADVENTURES IN EXOTIC AND UNTAMED LANDS.
Toronto McClelland and Stewart 1975 0771081677 / 9780771081675 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Terry Shortt. Signed/inscribed by author/illustrator
255 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). Signed by author under printed name on title page and inscribed by him on the half title page: "To Ruth: / with affection and / best wishes / Terry Shortt". B&w drawings. "A lifetime of adventure in the world's most exotic, untamed lands - an exuberant odyssey to distant islands, tropical forests and glacier-strewn Arctic wastes - the keen observations and infectious enthusiasm of an artist and model-maker - (this) is world-famous Terry Shortt's absorbing personal narrative of his more than forty years of field travel to the Galapagos, India, Africa, Ecudador, Northern Canada, Greenland and other far-flung destinations. Illustrated with the author's superb studies of nature and birdlife, these are more than memoirs. Vivid, sensuous, even poetic, Terry Shortt's writing conjures the world he has met and reproduced in over a thousand displays for the Royal Ontario Museum, in hundreds of illustrations for twenty books and thousands of sketches and drawings for publications throughout the world. (A)n anecdotal, entertaining celebration of a life-long devotion to nature by a master of nature lore and illustration." Three very tiny soiling marks on top of text block, minor edge wear. Dust jacket very light edge wear/wrinkling, very light browning on spine and flap-folds, light rubbing, small area of tiny soiling marks on front panel, crease at bottom of front panel, two edge tears archivally taped. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE ART OF NORVAL MORRISSEAU., Sinclair, Lister and Pollock, Jack.
211 Sinclair, Lister and Pollock, Jack. THE ART OF NORVAL MORRISSEAU.
Toronto Methuen 1979 0458938203 / 9780458938209 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good - Norval Morrisseau. Signed by artist and author.
200 pp, oblong 4to (11 1/4" H x 13 1/2" D). Signed on title page by Norval Morrisseau (in Ojibwe syllabics) and Jack Pollock. "(E)xplores the genius of an artist whose work has been influenced by symbolism and his own intrinsic spirituality. Morrisseau is one of Canada's foremost artists and the acknowledged founder of the Woodland Indian School of Artists. Although his roots lie in the Ojibway culture, his genius as a creative painter defy classification. Stories of rituals, ceremonies and magical godlike creatures come to life on canvas, as do the visions, dreams and inspirations Morrisseau experiences, because, as he tells us, a shaman-artist is endowed with special spiritual powers. More than 130 color reproductions of paintings and prints, as well as numerous drawings and other pirctures in b&w, accompanied, wherever possible, by legends and lore connected with the heritage of an ancient culture." Extra postage will be required outside of Canada and the United States for this heavy volume. Book is slightly bowed, approx. 1" of damp staining to cloth at top edge of boards not effecting text block. Dust jacket has some tiny indentations and faint line indentations on front panel, a few very small line indentations on rear panel, very light rubbing, slight toning to white lettering on spine and top letter on front panel, some minor darkening to top inside edge. 
Price: 300.00 USD
 
 
ANDRE BIELER: AN ARTIST'S LIFE AND TIMES., Smith, Frances K.  Introduction by Michael Bell.
212 Smith, Frances K. Introduction by Michael Bell. ANDRE BIELER: AN ARTIST'S LIFE AND TIMES.
Toronto Merritt 1980 092088606X / 9780920886069 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Andre Bieler. 
176 pp, 4to (11 3/4" H). Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w reproductions, b&w photographs. "This study of the life and work of Andre Bieler, one of Canada's most important living artists, spans eighty-three years of his life and art in Europe, the United States and Canada. It studies him against the flowering of twentieth-century Canadian art, a fascinating history in itself. (S)tarts with (his) birth in Switzerland in 1896, tracing his European family roots, his World War I experiences and his traditional artist's apprenticeship in Europe, his arrival in Canada as a young artist and subsequent exploration of the rural 'habitant' way of life in Quebec's L'ile d'Orleans and on the north shore of the St. Lawrence River. Most important, the author shows us the extraordinary creative energy of Andre Bieler, his exuberance and intense love of people and life that, even in his eighties, keep him experimenting in art, traveling across Canada, Europe and Mexico in search of his subject, and which define him as an artist of classic, versatile and sustained talent." Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of hinges and flap-folds, 1" faint line indentation on front panel, tiny dent/closed perforation on rear hinge. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
"DUFFY'S REGIMENT":  A HISTORY OF THE HASTINGS AND PRINCE EDWARD REGIMENT., Smith, Kenneth B.  Foreword by Rt. Hon. Lord Tweedsmuir CBE.
213 Smith, Kenneth B. Foreword by Rt. Hon. Lord Tweedsmuir CBE. "DUFFY'S REGIMENT": A HISTORY OF THE HASTINGS AND PRINCE EDWARD REGIMENT.
Toronto Dundurn Press 1987 1550020226 / 9781550020229 First Edition Soft Cover Near Fine 
222 pp, 8vo (9" H). B&w photographs, plan, map. "This is the gripping story of how one man's half-century of service and devotion helped build and develop the Hastings & Prince Edward Regiment; and how that regiment played a vital role in Canada's efforts during the Second World War. Angus Duffy was Regimental Sergeant-Major during the Second World War; commanding officer from 1958 to 1962, and Honorary Colonel from 1976 to 1981, and a man revered and respected for his tough but humane approach to leadership, and undying belief that the common foot soldier was more important than the commissioned officer. (A) detailed, and often touching look at the impact one man had on his regiment, and the incredible sacrifice of those men." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear, minor rubbing. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
"DUFFY'S REGIMENT":  A HISTORY OF THE HASTINGS AND PRINCE EDWARD REGIMENT., Smith, Kenneth B.  Foreword by Rt. Hon. Lord Tweedsmuir CBE.
214 Smith, Kenneth B. Foreword by Rt. Hon. Lord Tweedsmuir CBE. "DUFFY'S REGIMENT": A HISTORY OF THE HASTINGS AND PRINCE EDWARD REGIMENT.
Toronto Dundurn Press 1987 1550020226 / 9781550020229 First Edition Soft Cover Near Fine 
222 pp, 8vo (9" H). B&w photographs, plan, map. "This is the gripping story of how one man's half-century of service and devotion helped build and develop the Hastings & Prince Edward Regiment; and how that regiment played a vital role in Canada's efforts during the Second World War. Angus Duffy was Regimental Sergeant-Major during the Second World War; commanding officer from 1958 to 1962, and Honorary Colonel from 1976 to 1981, and a man revered and respected for his tough but humane approach to leadership, and undying belief that the common foot soldier was more important than the commissioned officer. (A) detailed, and often touching look at the impact one man had on his regiment, and the incredible sacrifice of those men." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor wear at top of rear hinge area. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
215 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
 
 
216 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.)
217 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.
218 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.
219 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.
220 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. 
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