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41 MacRae, Marion and Adamson, Anthony. HALLOWED WALLS: CHURCH ARCHITECTURE OF UPPER CANADA.
Toronto Clarke, Irwin 1975 0772010294 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
304 pp, small 4to (10 1/2" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings, plans. "In a lively and informative text (the authors trace) the ecclesiastical architecture of early Ontario from the prehistoric Amerindians' Serpent Mound at Rice Lake to the Confederation era. Longhouse, synagogue, meeting-house, little country church (are all described), outling the circumstances under which they were built, the architectural features, and the changes which were made to 'update' the buildings and bring them into line with current fashion. It is an entertaining and highly readable social history. The anecdotes about the personalities and circumstances involved in each project make us aware that behind every building was a builder, and housed in every church there was a congregation made up of people of the community whose faith and aspirations were represented in the structures they erected." Waviness to top & bottom edges of text block, tiny faint foxing marks on top of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, two small tears - archivally taped, light fading to spine color and a little less on flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
HALLOWED WALLS:  CHURCH ARCHITECTURE OF UPPER CANADA., MacRae, Marion and Adamson, Anthony.
42 MacRae, Marion and Adamson, Anthony. HALLOWED WALLS: CHURCH ARCHITECTURE OF UPPER CANADA.
Toronto Clarke, Irwin 1975 0772010294 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good- 
304 pp, small 4to (10 1/2" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings, plans. "In a lively and informative text (the authors trace) the ecclesiastical architecture of early Ontario from the prehistoric Amerindians' Serpent Mound at Rice Lake to the Confederation era. Longhouse, synagogue, meeting-house, little country church (are all described), outling the circumstances under which they were built, the architectural features, and the changes which were made to 'update' the buildings and bring them into line with current fashion. It is an entertaining and highly readable social history. The anecdotes about the personalities and circumstances involved in each project make us aware that behind every building was a builder, and housed in every church there was a congregation made up of people of the community whose faith and aspirations were represented in the structures they erected." Book is Near Fine. Dust jacket has light edge wear - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few tiny tears archivally taped; light fading to spine, flap-folds, top of flaps and top of front panel; a few small rub marks, minor soiling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
43 Mair, Charles. TECUMSEH, A DRAMA and CANADIAN POEMS.
Toronto William Briggs 1901 Second Edition Hard Cover Good+ 
276 pp, 7 11/16" H. Dark blue cloth with gold lettering/decoration on spine and front board. Tissue-covered b&w photographic frontispiece of author with facsimile signature, title page decorations by J.E. Laughlin, b&w portraits of Tecumseh and Brock. Contents: Part I. Tecumseh: A Drama; The Legend of Chileeli; A Ballad for Brave Women; The Last Bison; Missipowistic; The Iroquois at the Stake; Kanata; Vain Regrets; Open the Bay!; In Memory of Wm. A. Foster; Absence; The River of Pain; Cabot; Demos Tyrannus; The Recompense; Ruins; The Chain; Fulfilment. Part II. Dreamland; The Pines; Address to a Maid; To Mount St. Patrick; Innocence; To a Morning Cloud; The North Wind's Tale; To a Captured Firefly; Night and Morn; Ponemah; Winter; Summer; To My Photograph; Wood-Notes; The Morning Land; My Love: A Rhapsody; To the Spirit of Memory; In Memory of Thomas D'Arcy McGee; Ideals; To a Humming-bird; Bardolph Redivivus; Germs; Love's Land; To an Infant; Time; Notes (Notes to Tecumseh / Notes to Poems). Very light edge wear, three tiny corner bumps, heavy browning to edges of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light browning to pages - mainly at edges and in gutter, small creases at bottom of gutter of page 131, soft crease at bottom of gutter of approx. pages 125 to 145. Protected in a stiff mylar sleeve. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
HARPOON OF THE HUNTER., Markoosie.  Foreword by James H. McNeill.
44 Markoosie. Foreword by James H. McNeill. HARPOON OF THE HUNTER.
Montreal McGill - Queen's University Press 1970 0773501029 / 9780773501027 Second Printing Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Germaine Arnaktauyok. 
81 pp, 8 3/8" H. B&w illustrations. "The hero of this story, young Kamik, achieves manhood during the hunt for a wounded polar bear and his long journey home alone, after his companions have been killed. The first piece of (Inuit) fiction to be published in English describes life in the Canadian Arctic before the coming of the white man. It is an astonishing tale of a people struggling for survival in a brutal environment. (The author) lives deep inside the Arctic Circle at Resolute Bay, Northwest Territories. He was the first Canadian (Inuit) to hold a commercial flying licence and works as a pilot taking charter flights in and out of the Arctic." Book is clean and bright. Dust jackat has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
45 McDonald, Lois Halliday. (Francis Ermatinger.) FUR TRADE LETTERS OF FRANCIS ERMATINGER. WRITTEN TO HIS BROTHER EDWARD DURING HIS SERVICE WITH THE HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY 1818-1853.
Glendale, California Arthur H. Clark 1980 0870621300 / 9780870621307 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good 
317 pp, 9 1/2" H. Northwest Historical Series XV. Blue cloth with gilt lettering/banding on spine. Sepia tone frontispiece, portrait and three maps, fold-out b&w map. Contents: Foreword; Introduction; Ermatinger Family Background - Merchants of Montreal; Apprentice Clerks at the Bay; Reassignment to the Columbia Department; Brother Edward Leaves the HBC; Indian Troubles - Ermatinger Keeps a Journal; Domestic Troubles; Among Flatheads and Americans; Ministering to Missionaries and Nursing a Grudge with the HBC; Keepng the Cowlitz Farm and the Willamette Falls Store; Exile in Athabasca; Last Days of an Old Fur Trader; Bibliography; Index. Tiny tear on inside front hinge - archivally taped, two soft creases at top corner of front free endpaper, three corners slightly bumped, light edge wear, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, some light rubbing on boards 
Price: 85.00 USD
 
 
TALES OF CONFLICT., McKelvie, B.A.
46 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
 
 
47 McLean, Scott A., editor. (Sir Andrew Agnew.) FROM LOCHNAW TO MANITOULIN: A HIGHLAND SOLDIER'S TOUR THROUGH UPPER CANADA.
Toronto Natural Heritage 1999 189621956X / 9781896219561 Soft Cover Near Fine 
93 pp, 9" H. B&w reproductions, maps. Quote from Sir Crispin Agnew of Lochnaw on rear cover "I am pleased to hear that my great-grandfather's journal is to be made available to a wider public. I have always enjoyed reading of his exploits in Canada as an officer of the 93rd (Sutherland) Highlanders, an enlightened regiment in its day, which 'disapproves ploughing furrows in men's backs'. Stories of champagne made of parsnips, the Glengarry militia, 'shooting the rapids to Coteau du Lac' and of skirmishes in Canada were meat and drink to me, when I was a subaltern in the Royal Highland Fusiliers." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
THE PIONEERS.  BASED ON THE SASKATCHEWAN RADIO SERIES., Metz, Sharon.  Edited by Murray Long.
48 Metz, Sharon. Edited by Murray Long. THE PIONEERS. BASED ON THE SASKATCHEWAN RADIO SERIES.
Regina Crown Investments, Corporation of Saskatchewan 1981 0969081707 / 9780969081708 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good Gail Duesterbeck. 
93 pp, oblong (8 1/2" H x 11" D. B&w illustrations. A collection of vignettes about the people and places of early Saskatchewan, including: The Great Chief Crowfoot; Sun Dance; Indians and the Eclipse; Fur Company Rivalry; Fort Whoop-Up; Smallpox; Buffalo Hunting Caravans; Banking at Goldfields; Claim Jumping; Grasshoppers; Walter Merryfield; The Blizzard of '92; The Lost Child of Moose Mountain; Medicine Man's Treatment; Fighting a Forest Fire; The Hourie Family; The Outlaw Trail; Prairie Surveyors; Barr Colonists; Trials of the Early Bachelors; Aunty Martin's Gopher Pie; Early Saskatchewan Hotels; Lunch Counters of Yesterday; Old Time Remedies; Wills of the Pioneers, etc., etc. Interior - tiny bump at top corner of first 18 pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - book is slightly cocked, has very small crease at top corner of front over, very light blue color offset on front cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
LEGENDS OF THE MISSISSAUGAS,, Mills, W. Gordon.  Illustrations by Saul Mamakeesick.
49 Mills, W. Gordon. Illustrations by Saul Mamakeesick. LEGENDS OF THE MISSISSAUGAS,
Altona / Natural Heritage, (Toronto), 1992. 
48 pp, 11" H, soft cover. ISBN 0969572905 "An epic retelling in poetic form of the creation myth of the Mississaugas. The author of the poem, W. Gordon Mills, was a businessman with the T. Eaton Company in Toronto in 1923 when he wrote the poem. He was later to serve as Deputy Minister of National Defence for Naval Services in the Second World War. In recognition of his wartime work he was named a Companion of the Order of Saint Michael and Saint George (CMG). The poem is illustrated by eleven paintings, specially commissioned for this publication. The paintings are the work of Saul Mamakeesick, a young Cree/Ojibway artist from Sandy Lake in Northern Ontario. Mamakeesick's art shows the influence of the Woodland School of Native Art which first began to depict Anishinabeg legendary heroes in its art in the early 1970s." Inside - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. Fine 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
1960 POVUNGNITUK 1970, Monette, Luc, researcher.
50 Monette, Luc, researcher. 1960 POVUNGNITUK 1970
Levis, Quebec La Federation des Cooperatives du Nouveau Quebec 1970 Soft Cover Very Good - 
112 pp, 11" H. B&w reproductions, photographs. Catalogue celebrating the tenth anniversary of the Print Shop of the Povungnituk Cooperative Association. "Povungnituk prints are very sought after for their high artistic quality, also for the documentation interest that they have. Many of them are descriptive of an Eskimo way of life that has now disappeared; others illustrate myths and legends which the old artists perpetuate in the stone." "There are only thirty lithographs printed from the same stone; each one of them is numbered and is an original. When the thirty impressions are made, the stone is destroyed to insure that there is only this amount on the market." Bilingual text (French / English), with one page in Inuktitut syllabics. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very small tear on tear cover - archivally taped, light soiling/rubbing and faint scratches on rear cover, light toning to edges of covers and on spine, very light browning to edges of text block, very small sticker removal mark on front cover. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE TREATIES OF CANADA WITH THE INDIANS OF MANITOBA AND THE NORTH-WEST TERRITORIES, INCLUDING THE NEGOTIATIONS ON WHICH THEY WERE BASED, AND OTHER INFORMATION RELATING THERETO., Morris, Alexander.
51 Morris, Alexander. THE TREATIES OF CANADA WITH THE INDIANS OF MANITOBA AND THE NORTH-WEST TERRITORIES, INCLUDING THE NEGOTIATIONS ON WHICH THEY WERE BASED, AND OTHER INFORMATION RELATING THERETO.
Toronto Prospero 2000 1552671410 / 9781552671412 Facsimile Reprint. Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good 
375 pp, 8vo (8 7/8" H). Reprint of the 1880 Belfords, Clarke & Co. edition. "In 1869, with the purchase of Rupert's Land from the Hudson's Bay Company, Canada assumed responsibility for any claims made by native groups in the new territory. Conscious of the escalating violence and costs in the American Indian Wars to the south, the government of the new Dominion embarked on a series of negotiations. By 1877, the Crown had signed a total of seven treaties - the first of what have become known as the numbered treaties - covering the westernmost part of Ontario, and much of the present-day Prairie Provinces. Four of these treaties were negotiated by Macdonald loyalist Alexander Morris, lieutenant-governor of both Manitoba and the North-West Territories. In addition, Morris concluded a treaty with refugee Sioux who had fled across the border from the United States Cavalry. (This) is a history of the western treaties signed by Morris and his predecessors. It is a record of the positions, negotiations and strategies, and also captures the often paternalistic attitudes held by the government and individuals toward native peoples in the Victorian era. Morris concludes with his thoughts on the implementation of the treaties and his hopes for the native groups with which he dealt. An appendix provides the full texts of the treaties." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny/small bump to corners of boards, minor rubbing, minor shallow bump to bottom of rear board, minor soiling to edges of textblock, small corner crease on page 49/50, very faint liquid splash on fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket has large corner crease on front flap, tiny perforation on front flap-fold, light rubbing - mainly on rear panel, very light edge wrinkling, light rubbing. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
NORVAL MORRISSEAU:  RETURN TO THE HOUSE OF INVENTION., Morrisseau, Norval.  Preface by Robert Houle.  Essays by Donald C. Robinson and Dr. Joseph Weinstein.
52 Morrisseau, Norval. Preface by Robert Houle. Essays by Donald C. Robinson and Dr. Joseph Weinstein. NORVAL MORRISSEAU: RETURN TO THE HOUSE OF INVENTION.
Toronto Key Porter 2007 1552637263 / 9781552637265 Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Norval Morrisseau. 
160 pp, 12 1/8" H. Profusely illustrated with colour reproductions of Morrisseau's striking artwork. "In three essays, and the quotations that accompany the paintings, we learn about Morrisseau's approach to his work and the important historical and cultural influences that shaped his art. He tells us, in his own words, about his travels to the dream-like House of Invention, his source of inspiration for both content and colour. (W)e learn of the myths and legends of his ancestors, which had a profound influence on his brush, and how they relate to his work. The book now contains some of the most complex and colourful paintings the artist has ever produced and is complemented by an essay by Donald C. Robinson, in which he describes the painter's unique approach to the physical act of painting, and explains how Morrisseau has developed as a master technician and colourist despite having little formal training." Contents: Foreword; Collecting Norval Morrisseau; Preface; Travels to the House of Invention; Paintings; Tales of Copper Thunderbird; Norval the Born Artist; Chronology; Bibliography; Acknowledgements; Index. Tiny minor bump at bottom of both hinges, two small areas of several tiny shallow dents on front panel and one separate tiny shallow dent on the front panel. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, two small areas of several tiny shallow dents on front panel and one separate tiny shallow dent on the front panel, very light rub lines on panels - four resulting in shallow line indentations, 1" tear at top of front hinge - archivally taped. 
Price: 150.00 USD
 
 
THE SNOW WALKER., Mowat, Farley
53 Mowat, Farley THE SNOW WALKER.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1975 0771066309 / 9780771066306 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Inscribed By Author
222 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H). Inscribed by author on title page: "to Luba / with love / Farley Mowat / 75.". "(P)resents a memorable portrait of a land and its people, capturing the essence of the Arctic and of Eskimo lore. The reader meets Koonar, the first intruder from the world of the whites, who bore a strange and powerful gift to the Innuit (the People). And Angutna, who was Brother to Kipmik, the white fox - and who paid a terible price for that. Arnuk, the lost Husky, and the lone wolf. Kala, who survived by means of an act of desperation. Nakusiak, who was washed ashore on a Scottish island. These figures and many others swell to life-like proportions through the accomplished prose of Farley Mowat. Poignant in its depiction of a way of life that is no more, (it) is sure to be counted among (his) finest contributions to Canadian literature." Previous owner's name in ink on front free endpaper, a few very light finger marks in margins of pages, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing, a few tiny edge tears - some with creases, tiny ink mark at bottom edge of front flap and front panel, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE POLAR PASSION:  THE QUEST FOR THE NORTH POLE.  WITH SELECTIONS FROM ARCTIC JOURNALS., Mowat, Farley.  (Thorgisl Orrabeinsfostri, Robert Bylot, William Baffin, Elisha Kent Kane, Charels Francis Hall, George Tyson, Adolphus Greely, Fridtjof Nansen, Frederick Cook.)
54 Mowat, Farley. (Thorgisl Orrabeinsfostri, Robert Bylot, William Baffin, Elisha Kent Kane, Charels Francis Hall, George Tyson, Adolphus Greely, Fridtjof Nansen, Frederick Cook.) THE POLAR PASSION: THE QUEST FOR THE NORTH POLE. WITH SELECTIONS FROM ARCTIC JOURNALS.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1967 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
303 pp, 12 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated with reproductions, drawings, maps, photographs. Contents: Foreword; The First Steps North: The Saga of Thorgisl Orrabeinsfostri c. 997 A.D.; The Bay of Disbelief: The Fifth Voyage of Robert Bylot and Wm. Baffin, 1616; A Moth to the Flame: Elisha Kent Kane, Arctic Explorations, 1853-55; Life on an Ice-Floe: Charles Francis Hall, Life Among the Esquimaux, 1865 / George Tyson, Wonderful Drift, 1871-73; Lieut. Greely Sees It Through: Adolphus Greely, Three Years of Arctic Service, 1881-84; The Inland Ice: Fridtjof Nansen, The First Crossing of Greenland, 1888; The Passion Quickens: A Survey - 1892-1906; The Top of the World: Frederick Cook, My Attainment of the Pole, 1907-08; Epilogue; Sources and Acknowledgements; Index. Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, two very tiny stains on top of text block, very light edge wear. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/creasing, a few small edge tears and chips - tears archivally taped, light fading to spine color, light rubbing a few small faint foxing marks on inside. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
MUSKOKA AND HALIBURTON 1615-1875.  A COLLECTION OF DOCUMENTS., Murray, Florence B., edited and with introduction by.
55 Murray, Florence B., edited and with introduction by. MUSKOKA AND HALIBURTON 1615-1875. A COLLECTION OF DOCUMENTS.
Toronto Champlain Society for the Government of Ontario 1965 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Fair 
445 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Red cloth, gilt lettering/banding on spine. B&w illustrations, maps - collated. "The volume begins in the seventeenth century with the arrival of the first Europeans known to have seen the Georgian Bay shore, and with the Jesuit fathers who ministered to the Algonkin Indians hunting in the area. It concludes over two hundred years later with the establishment of community life, the coming of the railways, the lumber industry and the beginning of the tourist trade." A collection of source documents. Light toning to edges of text block, minor shelf soiling on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear/creasing, small edge tears and chips, light rubbing/soiling, light fading to spine colour, some darkening to spine and flap-folds, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 60.00 USD
 
 
THE LAST BUFFALO:  THE STORY OF FREDERICK ARTHUR VERNER, PAINTER OF THE CANADIAN WEST., Murray, Joan.
56 Murray, Joan. THE LAST BUFFALO: THE STORY OF FREDERICK ARTHUR VERNER, PAINTER OF THE CANADIAN WEST.
Toronto Pagurian 1984 0889321302 / 9780889321304 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Frederick Arthur Verner. 
192 pp, 10 7/8" H11 3/4" D. B&w and colour reproductions, b&w photographs. "Frederick Arthur Verner was one of the great artists of western North America in the nineteenth century. (He) was born in Halton County, Ontario, in 1836, (and) lived through the period when the Canadian West was being tamed and settled, the fur trade was coming to an end, and the Indians were submitting to the treaties. He had a glimpse of how it had been at an earlier period, and his paintings, most frequently of Indian and buffalo subjects, typically combine careful observation with an Arcadian vision of a lost era, and are among the most evocative works of Canadian nineteenth century art. (This) is the first major book to be published on Frederick Arthur Verner. (Joan Murray presents) a vivid and far more detailed account of his life than has ever been given before, and in surveying the whole range of his work as an artist, gives it a fresh and sensitive new interpretation." Very minor edge wear, small area of shelf soiling on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - moderate at top of spine, small faint water stain at bottom inside of spine, three very small dents on rear panel and one on spine, minor rubbing. 
Price: 150.00 USD
 
 
THE VAGABOND FLEET:  A CHRONICLE OF THE NORTH PACIFIC SEALING SCHOONER TRADE., Murray, Peter.
57 Murray, Peter. THE VAGABOND FLEET: A CHRONICLE OF THE NORTH PACIFIC SEALING SCHOONER TRADE.
Victoria, B.C. Sono Nis Press 1988 1550390007 / 9781550390001 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good Maurice Chadwick. 
260 pp, 9 1/4" H. Map endpapers. Sepiatone photographs, colour ship portraits. "This gripping history of Canada's unknown seal hunt is a saga of greed and subterfuge, of bumbling diplomatic intrigue that almost led to war. At the same time it is the story of brave men who battled stormy seas in aging ships, many of which had seen better days. Countless lives were lost. Many of the victims were native Indians recruited with their canoes and spears from villages along the west coast of Vancouver Island. The effect of these tragedies on the Indian population and the economic impact of the fur seal hunt on their way of life is examined here for the first time. Threaded throughout the book are stories of the colourful characters who skippered and manned the sealing schooners. After years of acrimonious negotiations, a four-nation treaty was finally signed in 1911 which saved the fur seals from extinction. It was a landmark agreement in the conservation of marine life which set the pattern for a number of other international treaties over the years." Dust jacket has small wrinkle at top edge of rear flap, very light rubbing/soiling on rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
58 Nichol, Eric, editor. (Francis Dickens.) DICKENS OF THE MOUNTED: THE ASTONISHING LONG-LOST LETTERS OF INSPECTOR F. DICKENS NWMP, 1874-1886.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1989 0771068077 / 9780771068072 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
294 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). Map on front endpapers, reproductions of letters on rear endpapers. "Few people know that Charles Dickens had a son who served in the North-West Mounted Police in the days when the Canadian West was wild. Those historians who mention his twelve years in the force (1874-1886) dismiss him as a round peg in a square hole, a fat, stammering, slightly deaf, alcoholic Englishman with a tendency to fall off his horse in the course of tense confrontations with Indian warriors. These recently discovered letters home to England set the record straight, and reveal the true Dickens. Not only do these letters tell us much about the Dickens family, even to the point of parodying 'Pa's' purple prose, they also tell us a great deal about early Canada as Dickens saw it in Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, and Winnipeg, and in forts all across the prairies. Dickens met everyone worth meeting in the West - including Crowfoot, Gabriel Dumont, Sam Steele, Jerry Potts, and Louis Riel - and even encountered famous visitors such as Sitting Bull, the Governor General, and Col. Harry Flashman (whom he calls 'a humbug'). And while he may have blotted his copy-book surrendering Fort Pitt to Riel's rebels, we learn here that he deserves credit for inspiring the Mounties' Musical Ride and the phrase 'a Mountie always gets his man'. Editor Nichol's wonderful skills have brought this man so alive that when we part from Frank Dickens at the end of the book, we do so with the sense of having lost a friend." Small area of light browning on top of text block. Dust jacket has tiny dent on rear panel, very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A PAINTBRUSH IN MY HAND., Odjig, Daphne.  Through R.M. Vanderburgh and M.E. Southcott.
59 Odjig, Daphne. Through R.M. Vanderburgh and M.E. Southcott. A PAINTBRUSH IN MY HAND.
Toronto Natural Heritage 1992 092047473X / 9780920474730 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
174 pp, 10 3/4" H. B&w photographs, colour and b&w reproductions. "Throughout (this book) Daphne Odjig's story has been told by herself as related through R.M. Vanderburgh and M.E. Southcott. As a product of an oral tradition that was still flourishing during her childhood in the village of Wikwemikong on Manitoulin Island in Georgian Bay, Daphne became a superb storyteller, in the tradition of her elders. It is this inheritance that she has built on as she told her stories to her two collaborators. Odjig's skills as a storyteller are reflected in the impressionistic introductions to many of the chapters. Her lively expresion of events and activities in her life come vividly alive for Vanderburgh who has maintained as much as possible the authenticity of Odjig's narratives and tried to pass these impressions along to the reader. Odjig's skill in visual communication is evident in the paintings reproduced here. Southcott has tried to pass on to the reader the thoughts and emotions the artist experienced in the creation of these paintings." Tiny repaired tear at bottom of front inside hinge, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small bump to bottom corner of each board. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing, small tear on front panel near hinge - archivally taped, tiny dent on front hinge, tiny sticker removal mark on front panel. 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
WAKING NANABIJOU: UNCOVERING A SECRET PAST., Poling, Jim, Sr.
60 Poling, Jim, Sr. WAKING NANABIJOU: UNCOVERING A SECRET PAST.
Natural Heritage, Toronto, 2007, first edition. 
287 pp, 9" H, soft cover. ISBN 9781550027570 B&w photographs. "A woman from Northern Ontario is buried; her jewellery box reveals a mystery. Veteran Canadian journalist Jim Poling took on the most important assignment of his career: Just who was his mother? Why did she take a lifelong secret to her grave? The author searches for clues throughout Alberta and the Ontario communities of Thunder Bay and Chapleau, the CPR town where the people he believed were his ancestors played out their ro les in building the national railway. A search that began in anger at his mother's secrecy concludes with an understanding of her actions. In the process, he explores the place of families within Canadian society and reveals the shameful ong o i n g d iscrimination against Native peoples and the abusive treatment of illegitimacy. Throughout, glimpses of working life in newsrooms add insider perspectives on the 'handling' of our daily news. Poling observes that Canada will never reali ze i ts t r ue potential until positive steps are taken to resolve long-standing issues." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. Fine 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
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PAPER STAYS PUT:  A COLLECTION OF INUIT WRITING., Gedalof, Robing, editor.  Mary Panegoosho, Akeeko, Leah Idlout, Markoosie, Eepilk, Alootook Ipellie, John Weetaluk, Anthony Apkark Thrasher, John Ayaruaq, Charlie Patsauq, Peter Pitseolak, Ohokto, Leonie Kappi, Kiakshuk, Nuligak, Mrs. Louis Tapatai, et a
PAPER STAYS PUT: A COLLECTION OF INUIT WRITING.
Gedalof, Robing, editor. Mary Panegoosho, Akeeko, Leah Idlout, Markoosie, Eepilk, Alootook Ipellie, John Weetaluk, Anthony Apkark Thrasher, John Ayaruaq, Charlie Patsauq, Peter Pitseolak, Ohokto, Leonie Kappi, Kiakshuk, Nuligak, Mrs. Louis Tapatai, et a
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LEGENDS OF VANCOUVER., Johnson, E. Pauline (Tekahionwake).  Preface by Bernard McEvoy.
LEGENDS OF VANCOUVER.
Johnson, E. Pauline (Tekahionwake). Preface by Bernard McEvoy.
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MUSKOKA AND HALIBURTON 1615-1875.  A COLLECTION OF DOCUMENTS., Murray, Florence B., edited and with introduction by.
MUSKOKA AND HALIBURTON 1615-1875. A COLLECTION OF DOCUMENTS.
Murray, Florence B., edited and with introduction by.
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THE BUFFALO PEOPLE:  PREHISTORIC ARCHAEOLOGY ON THE CANADIAN PLAINS., Bryan, Liz.
THE BUFFALO PEOPLE: PREHISTORIC ARCHAEOLOGY ON THE CANADIAN PLAINS.
Bryan, Liz.
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MICHAEL ROBINSON:  THE SPIRIT AND THE SMOKE., Robinson, Michael.  Foreword by Mimi Gely.  Essay by Carol Podedworny.
MICHAEL ROBINSON: THE SPIRIT AND THE SMOKE.
Robinson, Michael. Foreword by Mimi Gely. Essay by Carol Podedworny.
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HISTORY IN THEIR BLOOD:  THE INDIAN PORTRAITS OF NICHOLAS DE GRANDMAISON., Dempsey, Hugh A.  Introduction by J. Russell Harper.
HISTORY IN THEIR BLOOD: THE INDIAN PORTRAITS OF NICHOLAS DE GRANDMAISON.
Dempsey, Hugh A. Introduction by J. Russell Harper.
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NORVAL MORRISSEAU:  RETURN TO THE HOUSE OF INVENTION., Morrisseau, Norval.  Preface by Robert Houle.  Essays by Donald C. Robinson and Dr. Joseph Weinstein.
NORVAL MORRISSEAU: RETURN TO THE HOUSE OF INVENTION.
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POVUNGNITUK.  THEMATIC CATALOGUE / CATALOGUE THEMATIQUE., Sivuak, Paulosie, et al.
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