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THE SNOW WALKER., Mowat, Farley
61 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.)
62 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
 
 
THE LAST BUFFALO:  THE STORY OF FREDERICK ARTHUR VERNER, PAINTER OF THE CANADIAN WEST., Murray, Joan.
63 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.
64 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
 
 
65 Nanogak, Agnes. Introduction by Robin Gedalof McGrath. MORE TALES FROM THE IGLOO.
Edmonton Hurtig 1986 0888303017 / 9780888303011 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Agnes Nanogak. 
116 pp, oblong (6 1/4" H x 8 3/4" D). Colour illustrations. "Agnes Nanogak is one of the foremost representatives of the rich and varied storytelling tradition of the Inuit. Her gifted illustrations and tales from across the Western Arctic are combined to create this collection. (It) includes stories to suit every taste and age. There are fables about animals that quarrel and trick each other in the best tradition of Aesop. There are adventures, with young hunters going out on missions of rescue and exploration. There are tales about neighbours and strangers, in encounters that range from working and living together from day to day, to fantastic competitions and celebrations, to mortal injuries and revenge. All of the stories, whether humorous, dramatic, or instructive, along with the bewitching illustrations, tell us much about the Inuit view of the world, their experience of life, and their fascinating cultural traditions." Very small tear and wrinkle at top corner of page leaf v/vi and very small chip at top corner of page leaf vii/vii. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling, two small tears on rear panel with tape. 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
66 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.
67 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.
68 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
 
 
69 Provincial Archives. BRITISH COLUMBIA HERITAGE SERIES 1. OUR NATIVE PEOPLES. VOLUME 10. BELLA COOLA.
Province of British Columbia, Department of Education, Victoria, [1964]. 
77 pp, 9 1/2" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). B&w photographs, maps. Contents: Introduction; Subsistence; Tools, Techniques, and Industry; Religion; Family Life; Community Life; Conclusion; Appendix - Bella Coola Legends. Interior - clean and t ight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light browning to edges of covers, very light wear on spine, tiny soling speck on front cover. VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE RAVEN STEALS THE LIGHT., Reid, Bill and Bringhurst, Robert.
70 Reid, Bill and Bringhurst, Robert. THE RAVEN STEALS THE LIGHT.
Vancouver Douglas & McIntyre 1988 0888946074 / 9780888946072 Soft Cover Fine Bill Reid. 
91 pp, 10 1/2" H. "The ten masterful, complex (b&w) drawings by Bill Reid and the ten episodes from Haida mythology, told by Bill Reid and Robert Bringhurst, complement each other and bring Haida art and mythology alive as never before in an English-speaking world. The collection includes, says Reid, 'a good selection of bestiality, adultery, violence, thievery and assault' (and) demonstrate the richness and range of Haida Mythology, from bawdy yet profound tales of the trickster Raven to poignant, imagistic narratives of love and its complications in a world where animals speak, dreams come real, and demigods, monsters and men live side by side." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
71 Reid, Ron; Gray, William M.; Peake, Sean; Pryke, Susan; King, Paul; Tatley, Richard; Mason, D.H.C.; Boyer, Barbaranne; O'Brien, Brendan; Smith, Graham; Gockel, Paul; Ross, Judy. SUMMERTIMES: IN CELEBRATION OF 100 YEARS OF THE MUSKOKA LAKES ASSOCIATION.
Toronto / Erin Stoddart/Boston Mills 1994 1550460811 / 9781550460810 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
192 pp, 12 1/4"H. Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, reproductions. Contents: Foreword; Enduring Land of Rock: A Natural History of Muskoka; Obajewanung: The First Peoples; David Thompson Slept Here: Muskoka's First Surveyor; In the Footsteps of the Mapmakers: Explorers and Surveyors; The Promised Land: Early Settlers; Timber!: The Lumber Trade in Muskoka; The Muskoka Club: The First Islanders; The Last Waltz: Life in the Golden Era of Muskoka Resorts; Memories: Cottage Life at the Turn of the Century; Room with a View: Cottage Architects & Builders; Getting There is Half the Fun: Transportation in and Around Muskoka; A Reputation to Cherish: 100 Years of Boating; A Century of Concerns: The History of the Muskoka Lakes Association; Officers; Bibliography; Index. Tiny area of surface paper loss to edge of rear pastedown. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light edge wrinkling at top edge, light rubbing. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
SUMMERTIMES:  IN CELEBRATION OF 100 YEARS OF THE MUSKOKA LAKES ASSOCIATION., Reid, Ron; Gray, William M.; Peake, Sean; Pryke, Susan; King, Paul; Tatley, Richard; Mason, D.H.C.; Boyer, Barbaranne; O'Brien, Brendan; Smith, Graham; Gockel, Paul; Ross, Judy.
72 Reid, Ron; Gray, William M.; Peake, Sean; Pryke, Susan; King, Paul; Tatley, Richard; Mason, D.H.C.; Boyer, Barbaranne; O'Brien, Brendan; Smith, Graham; Gockel, Paul; Ross, Judy. SUMMERTIMES: IN CELEBRATION OF 100 YEARS OF THE MUSKOKA LAKES ASSOCIATION.
Toronto / Erin Stoddart/Boston Mills 1994 1550460811 / 9781550460810 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
192 pp, 12 1/4"H. Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, reproductions. Contents: Foreword; Enduring Land of Rock: A Natural History of Muskoka; Obajewanung: The First Peoples; David Thompson Slept Here: Muskoka's First Surveyor; In the Footsteps of the Mapmakers: Explorers and Surveyors; The Promised Land: Early Settlers; Timber!: The Lumber Trade in Muskoka; The Muskoka Club: The First Islanders; The Last Waltz: Life in the Golden Era of Muskoka Resorts; Memories: Cottage Life at the Turn of the Century; Room with a View: Cottage Architects & Builders; Getting There is Half the Fun: Transportation in and Around Muskoka; A Reputation to Cherish: 100 Years of Boating; A Century of Concerns: The History of the Muskoka Lakes Association; Officers; Bibliography; Index. Very minor wear on bottom edge of boards. Dust jacket has very minor edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very minor rubbing. small crease at top corner of front flap. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
73 Rich, E.E. (Edwin Ernest.) THE FUR TRADE AND THE NORTHWEST TO 1857.
Toronto McClelland and Stewart 1967 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
336 pp, 9 1/4" H. One of 'The Canadian Centenary Series'. B&w plates, maps. "An exciting and authoritative account of the opening of the Northwest and the history and the development of the great fur-trading concerns. Professor Rich etches a graphic picture of how the often-unwilling partnership of exploration and fur trade revealed the full extent of what was to become Canadian territory." Very light edge wear/wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light to moderate edge wear wrinkling with a few tiny tears (archivally taped) and chips, slight browning to spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
TECUMTHA:  SHAWNEE CHIEFTAIN - ASTRAL AVATAR.  REVELATION OF THE TRUE SHAWANO TECUMTHA; DREAMER OF AMITY; LONLEY REDMAN MONARCH AND MIGHTY MENTOR OF THE FOREST; LEAPING PANTHER FRUSTRATED AND SHOOTING STAR BETRAYED; GIGANTIC GENIUS..., Robb, Wallace Havelock.
74 Robb, Wallace Havelock. TECUMTHA: SHAWNEE CHIEFTAIN - ASTRAL AVATAR. REVELATION OF THE TRUE SHAWANO TECUMTHA; DREAMER OF AMITY; LONLEY REDMAN MONARCH AND MIGHTY MENTOR OF THE FOREST; LEAPING PANTHER FRUSTRATED AND SHOOTING STAR BETRAYED; GIGANTIC GENIUS...
Kingston, Canada Abbey Dawn Press 1958 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good- Adrian Dingle, A.R.C.A. Signed by Author
223 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). Signed on front free endpaper in violet ink with drawing of a feather underneath: "Wallace Havelock Robb". 12 full-page illustrations by Adrian Dingle, including frontispiece (collated). Map. Title page continues: "and Magnificent Mystic Among the Gods." A story of the Shawnee chief, Tecumtha (Tecumseh), written in prose and verse, incorporating fact and mythology. Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, one corner is bumped, tiny light stain on bottom and fore-edge of text block, minor soiling. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, one or two tiny chips and small tears, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE GREAT FUR LAND OR SKETCHES FROM LIFE IN THE HUDSON'S BAY TERRITORY., Robinson, H.M.
75 Robinson, H.M. THE GREAT FUR LAND OR SKETCHES FROM LIFE IN THE HUDSON'S BAY TERRITORY.
Toronto Coles 1975 Facsimile Edition. Hard Cover Fine Very Good- Charles Gasche. 
348 pp, 8 5/8" H. Burgundy cloth with black title block, gilt lettering/banding on spine, gilt lettering/banding on front board - one of the Coles Canadian Collection. B&w illustrations. A facsimile of the edition published by G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York, 1879. "In approximately 1870, one H.M. Robinson, writer and traveller, journeyed by dog sled to the Hudson's Bay Territory. The account of his months there is fascinating not only for its first-hand look at life in northern Canada, but also for this cultured man's view of it. The book includes excursions by dog sled and canoe, as well as hunting expeditions. It documents life in a Hudson's Bay Company fort, in a fur-hunters' camp, and in an Indian settlement. There are absorbing accounts of voyageurs, the Blackfeet Indians, 'nomadic' hunters, and medicine men, as well as breath-taking descriptions of the landscape. Since little knowledge of the North was generally available, Mr. Robinson's commentary helped to shape the attitudes of early Canadians, thus eventually influencing government policy. Through this book, modern readers can achieve a more complete idea of what it was like to be alive in the North in the 1870's. But more than that, we are able to trace the roots of the nation's successes and failures in dealing with people and the natural resources of the vast expanse once known as the Hudson's Bay Territory." Dust jacket has light wdge wear/wrinkling, two taped (inside) edge tears - one with creases, minor rubbing and soiling. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
76 Shemie, Bonnie. NATIVE DWELLINGS SERIES. HOUSES OF SNOW, SKIN AND BONES (FAR NORTH) / HOUSES OF BARK: TIPI, WIGWAM AND LONGHOUSE (WOODLAND INDIANS) / HOUSES OF HIDE AND EARTH (PLAINS INDIANS) / MOUNDS OF EARTH AND SHELL (THE SOUTHWEST) / HOUSES OF ADOBE (THE SOUTHWEST).
Montreal Tundra Hard Cover Near Fine Bonnie Shemie. 
Five books from the Native Dwellings series. * A sixth book was issued (Houses of Wood: the Northwest coast) but is not included here.* 24 pages each, in glazed pictorial boards with map endpapers. Illustrated in colour and b&w with drawings and diagrams. 1. Houses of Snow, Skin and Bones - ISBN 0887762409, 1989 - "Northerners used whatever materials were to hand: snow, stone, earth, skin, bones and any driftwood found along the shores. How each type of dwelling was con-structed and lived in is told here through a simple text and illustrations that are informative and artistic." 2. House of Bark - ISBN 0887762468, 1990 - "Although native tribes build many sizes and styles of bark dwellings according to their survival needs, three main types emerge: the tipi, the wigwam and the longhouse. How all of these were constructed is made clear in Bonnie Shemie's detailed drawings and made humanly relevant in the beautiful double-page colored illustrations that are works of art." 3. Houses of Hide and Earth - ISBN 0887762697, 1991 - "The western plains are a windswept land of extreme summer heat and winter cold, without trees or other natural shelter. The Indians built their houses with the only materials they had: the skins of the buffalo they hunted or the soil dug from the earth around them. How they improved and adapted these materials to their needs and environment is the subject of this fascinating book. (Shemie) also discusses the earthlodge, dating from AD 700 and unlike anything we have today. Both tipi and earthlodge were laid out according to religious beliefs and symbols, as were other prairie buildings such as arbors, burial platforms, sweat lodges and the impressive structures used to celebrate the sun dance." 4. Mounds of Earth and Shell - ISBN 0887763189, 1993 - "Of all the buildings made by the Native peoples across North America, the least known and understood are the mounds. Who built these structures? Why did they build them? And where did the builders go? Mounds built of shell, and then of earth, date back over 3000 years. They were used for religious ceremonies, burial sites and hills to hold homes of the powerful. From Florida as far north as Ontario, and from the Atlantic coast to the Mississippi Valley these structures are keys to our understanding of the earliest civilizations of North America's Native peoples." 5. House of Adobe - ISBN 0887763308, 1995 - "In the harsh, dry landscape of the American Southwest, the Native peoples built some of the continent's most enduring architecture out of adobe and stone. Bonnie Shemie explores the techniques used to create these dwellings and takes us to the impressive stone structures of Chaco Canyon, New Mexico, the cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde, Colorado, the many pueblos of the region, and explains the significance of the kiva." Two volumes with a few very tiny dents on top edge of boards. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
77 Silvey, Diane. SPIRIT QUEST and TIME OF THE THUNDERBIRD. (KAYA AND TALA ADVENTURES.)
Toronto Dundurn Soft Cover Near Fine Joe Silvey and John Mantha. 
58 pp, 86 pp - 2 volumes 9" H. Spirit Quest (ISBN 9781550028317 - second printing, 2009 - b&w illustrations by Joe Silvey) - "Told in the tradition of rich Coast Salish legend, Diane Silvey recounts the adventures of teenaged twins Kaya and Tala as they journey into the British Columbian wilderness confronting fish and fowl, beast and phantom, on their mission to retrieve a sacred box which symbolizes the spirit of their people. They encounter wolverines, snakes and sharp-toothed fish of the deep as well as ferocious hawkmen and the evil spirits of the underworld as they and their mystical friend Y push ahead on the back on an eagle." Time of the Thunderbird (ISBN 9781550027921 - first printing, 2008 - b&w illustrations by John Mantha) - "Kaya and Tala are on a new mission to discover why the children from a village in British Columbia have disappeared. Earth dwarves are being blamed for the missing children, but the twins are sure they're not at fault. Something very sinister has happened, so the sister and brother set out with Yaket, their friend and companion, to rescue the kidnapped children. Along the way they undergo a series of tests and meet a mysterious owl, a talking rock, a cedar ogre, Aixos, the most ferocious of all sea serpents, and the Thunderbird himself!" Interiors - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors - clean and bright. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
78 Steele, Ian K. WARPATHS: INVASIONS OF NORTH AMERICAN.
New York Oxford University Press 1994 0195082222 / 9780195082227 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
282 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w maps, plans, photographs, reproductions. "(P)rovides a sweeping history of the numerous European invasions of North America, painting a dramatic new portrait of the centuries of warfare that shook the continent. Steele's fascinating account destroys the old image of technologically advanced Europeans overrunning primitive savages. Instead, he reveals how Amerindians rose to the challenge of each successive invasion with martial and diplomatic skill, from the defeat of Ponce de Leon in 1513 to a negotiated peace with the British in 1765. In war after war, the Amerindians and Europeans battled in a precarious balance, adapting each other's technology and tactics and seeking each other out as allies and as supply sources of food and weapons. Steele follows the experience of the Spanish at San Agustin, the English at Jamestown and Plymouth, the French at Quebec, and the Dutch at Albany, revealing the vast range of Amerindian strategies for coping with invaders. He continues the story through the arrival of European regulars in 1755, showing how the Amerindians adapted to the resulting changes in warfare and the ultimate British victory over the French. In the end, the triumphant English were faced with a powerful Amerindian campaign against their outlying posts that forced them to accept a military stalemate on the frontier, leading to a negotiated balance of power in 1765." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
79 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
 
 
80 Tippett, Maria. BETWEEN TWO CULTURES: A PHOTOGRAPHER AMONG THE INUIT.
Toronto Viking 1994 0670852430 / 9780670852437 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Charles Gimpel. 
178 pp, oblong (10 3/4" H x 12" D). B&w photographs. "During the fifties and sixties, before Arctic travel was fashionable or easy, the distinguished British art dealer and amateur photographer Charles Gimpel made several journeys to the Canadian North. Maria Tippett introduces us to more than one hundred and twenty superb photographs taken during those trips, revealing a land in the midst of change and a photographer with a magnetic attraction to his subject. By the time Gimpel made his last visit to the region in 1968, the Inuit world had changed dramatically. The skidoo had replaced the dog team as a means of transportation. The pre-fabricated wooden house and styrofoam igloo were favoured over the sod hut and snow house. Inuit art had become a multi-million dollar enterprise. And commercial goods from clothing and food to refrigerators and power boats were imported from southern Canada. With a lively text that places Gimpel's photographs within the social and cultural milieu of the time, 'Between Two Cultures' gives us a unique and important glimpse of a people in transition." Very minor edge wear. Dust jacket has a small wrinkle at top of rear hinge, small dent on spine, a few very light rub lines. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
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