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CANADA'S FIGHTING SHIPS. HISTORICAL PUBLICATION 12.  CANADIAN WAR MUSEUM., Macpherson, K.R.
61 Macpherson, K.R. CANADA'S FIGHTING SHIPS. HISTORICAL PUBLICATION 12. CANADIAN WAR MUSEUM.
Toronto Samuel Stevens, Hakkert, 1975 0888665660 / 9780888665669 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
116 pp, large 8vo (9 5/8" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "Canada provided the third largest allied navy in the Second World War. The Royal Canadian Navy, born amidst controversy over its very existence just before the First World War grew from small beginnings with the acquisition of the cruisers Rainbow and Niobe to radical expansion in the 1940's to fight the battle of the Atlantic. The RCN has always been a wartime service: its first submarines were bought, not by Ottawa, but by British Columbia, in the tumultuous days immediately preceding the outbreak of war in 1914. Its last aircraft carrier, the Bonaventure, left commission despite a costly refit as the tensions of the Cold War receded. (This) is the story of the ships of the RCN giving a brief history of their active service and presenting a visual account of Canada's Navy in dramatic pictures of Canada's own ships." Slight browning in margins of pages, light browning to edges of text block, light waviness to top/bottom edges of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear, light rubbing to surfaces, a few small soft creases at edges. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
COPPERMINE:  THE FAR NORTH OF GEORGE M. DOUGLAS., Mallory, Enid.  Foreword by Frances Douglas.
62 Mallory, Enid. Foreword by Frances Douglas. COPPERMINE: THE FAR NORTH OF GEORGE M. DOUGLAS.
Peterborough, Canada Broadview 1989 0921149395 / 9780921149392 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
273 pp, oblong (8 3/4" H x 11 1/3" D. B&w photographs, map. "(P)resents a compelling view of one of the great travellers of (the 20th) century and of the last days of 'the Old North'. A mining engineer and almost the archetype of the practical man, George Douglas was in 1911 given the task of searching for minerals in the watershed of the Coppermine, above the Arctic Circle. He never found great wealth, but developed a lifelong affinity with the North itself: a fragile land of subtle beauty about to be changed forever by the advance of southern 'civilization'. During that year and the next he lived a life of extraordinary adventure, became the first white man to make contact with many of the Inuit of the region, and became involved with the great figures of that last generation of Northern adventurers. He became a reluctant father figure to Jack Hornby, the doomed romantic who would starve to death with Harold Adlard and Edgar Christian in 1927. Douglas knew as well Robert Service; in one of the more grisly episodes recounted in this book, he and Service are among a group that discovers the bodies of two dead trappers in an isolated cabin. This book, illustrated with 116 of Douglas's own extraordinary photographs, makes that place, that era, and this remarkable man come to life again." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has some light edge wrinkling. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
HARPOON OF THE HUNTER., Markoosie.  Foreword by James H. McNeill.
63 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
 
 
NORWEGIAN LIFE AND LANDSCAPE., Martin, Anthony.
64 Martin, Anthony. NORWEGIAN LIFE AND LANDSCAPE.
Elek, London, 1952, first edition. 
167 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, b&w plates. "This book sketches the historical experiences, the cultural and environmental influences which have made national characteristics and form the basis of policies in home and foreign affairs. Fierce patriotism and stubborn loyalties to friends and traditions are perhaps to be expected in a people who have discovered how to live well in their inordinately long country extending far beyond the Arctic Circle a n d s l a s h ed into a crazy pattern by glaciers, mountains and fjords. Democratic institutions, the huge merchant fleet, the midnight sun, the cod fisheries of Lofoten, Hanseatic Bergen, the growing pains of the capital of Oslo, the creation o f a ne w l an gu ag e by Parliamentary decree and especially the long associations with the English across the Northern Sea, form part of the picture. A fascinating folk and a very beautiful country - the two cannot be separated...." Boards are s li gh tly c url ed at for e- edges, very light browning to edges of textblock, foxing on top of textblock, tiny foxing marks on bottom of textblock, faint foxing on boards and on inside hinges, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wea r. Du st j ack et h as lig ht e dge wear wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, browning on spine and flap-folds, scattered light foxing marks - mainly on inside of spine, minor soiling. Good+/Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
DE LA MONTAGNE AU DESERT.  BOUND WITH:  L'ERMITE DES NEIGES., Mathuisieulx, Mehier de.
65 Mathuisieulx, Mehier de. DE LA MONTAGNE AU DESERT. BOUND WITH: L'ERMITE DES NEIGES.
Maison Alfred Mame et Fils, Tours, n.d. (presentation label dated 1917). 
224 pp, 4to (11" H), hard cover (gray cloth with gold lettering/decoration on spine, gold lettering/banding and picture pastedown on front board) - no dust jacket. All edges gilt. B&w illustrations. FRENCH TEXT. Two adventure stories, one set in Mexico and Algeria, where the hero joins the Foreign Legion, the other in the far north of Canada and Alaska. Table: De La Montagne au Desert - Preface - Premiere Partie: La Fuite - La Canada; La Chapelle Ardente; Le Frere et la Soeur; Le P o s t S u s pendu; La Frontiere; Hospitalite Mexicaine. Deuxieme Partie: A L'Assaut d'une Carriere - Le Naufrage; La Bombe; Les Souterrains de la Villa Nebrozzini; La Masure; Les Idees Superstitieuses de Fiorina; Le Drame de Sidi-Ben-Keilah. L ' Er mi te d e s Ne ig es: Prisonnier sur un yacht; Au poste; Halte en pleine voie; Et de sept. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown, light edge wear to boards, very light rubbing, faint liquid mark on top of textblock, two smaller marks on bo tto m o f t ex tb loc k, light wrinkling and wear at top/bottom of spine, several tiny ink marks at bottom of spine and rear hinge area, three small soiling marks on rear board, a few small light liquid marks on front board, minor loss of gol d o n le tter ing and dec ora tion . Good+ 
Price: 125.00 USD
 
 
66 Matthews, Carolyn. TRUE STORIES OF RESCUE AND SURVIVAL: CANADA'S UNKNOWN HEROES.
Dundurn, Toronto, 2008, first edition. 
171 pp, square soft cover (8" x 8"). B&w photographs. ISBN 9781550028515 "A crab boat off Newfoundland catches fire, and a dangerous rescue is undertaken by helicopter. A child goes missing in a New Brunswick forest, and a desperate hunt is mounted. A climber tumbles 70 feet down the side of a mountain in British Columbia, and a dangerous long-line rescue is attempted. A commercial helicopter crashes in Nunavut, and a search and rescue team braves a savage snowstorm to save the pilot. (This book) features the above thrilling accounts and many more from across the country, past and present. Its heroes are to be found in the RCMP, city police forces, the Canadian military, and among all the rescue workers and specialists of the C anadian Coast Guard - volunteers, too, risk injury and even death to help others. Sidebars highlight the equipment search and rescue teams use, how search dogs are trained, how long-line rescues work, how navy divers are making a difference in the deserts of Afghanistan, and the meaning of terms such as emergency position-indicating radio beacons, Maydays, datum lines, and much more." Although catalogued as for the younger reader, this book gives an interesting overview of Canadian search and rescue operations for most levels of reader. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - 1" faint scratch on rear cover. Near Fine 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
67 McCarthy, Doris. A FOOL IN PARADISE: AN ARTIST'S EARLY LIFE.
Toronto Macfarlane Walter & Ross 1990 092191203X / 9780921912033 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
257 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w photographs. "In 1926, when she was just fifteen years old, Doris McCarthy unexpectedly won a scholarship to art college. Among her mentors were the leading members of the Group of Seven: Arthur Lismer, A.Y. Jackson, J.E.H. MacDonald, and Lawren Harris. Their influence changed her life; the girl who thought herself destined to be a writer of books became instead an artist. (This book) describes the coming of age of this spirited young woman who followed an unorthodox path to happiness while struggling to establish herself in the art world of the thirties and forties. Against the backdrop of those eventful decades, she writes of a tumultuous year of study in pre-war London, adjusting to the strictures of a teaching job in the depths of the Depression, breaking loose from the conventional assumptions of the day, and finding love in unexpected places. (The) captivating memoir of her early life illuminates a period now passed, but her story resonates with remarkably timely themes: the desire for independence, the strength of friendships between girls and women, the exhilaration of creative and fulfilling work, and the search for joy and contentment in life." A small bump at top edge of front board, bottom of spine and at one corner. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling - light at bottom of spine and at bottom of front flap-fold. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CANADA'S AIR FORCE TODAY., Milberry, Larry.
68 Milberry, Larry. CANADA'S AIR FORCE TODAY.
CANAV, Toronto, 1987, first edition. 
152 pp, 4to (12 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0075496704 "(A) comprehensive look at the many tasks and the ever-fascinating selection of aircraft making up today's Air Force. It's all here, whether a Hercules transporting aid to some d istant land or suporting troops in the field, an Aurora on maritime patrol, CF-18s on watch over the Arctic or on low-level runs across Europe, or a Labrador helicopter on a life-or-death search and rescue mission. Over 300 colour photographs a r e a t the heart of (this book), showing the aircraft at their best and in their operational environments. Every type in service is featured, as are some of the RCAF's earlier aircraft, included for a touch of nostalgia. There is the tiny Musket ee r a nd the heavyweight Boeing 707, the ancient Dakota and today's Dash 8, light helicopters and hi-tech CF-18s. (The book) also focuses on the people who are the Air Force today and shows them on the job. Various bases are also included." Tin y d in t on rear board, small bump at bottom corner of both boards, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very small area of surface paper loss at top edge of rear endpapers near hinge. Dust jacket has tiny dint on rear panel, light rubbing, one smal l e dg e t ear - archivally taped, light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spne and flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 27.00 USD
 
 
1960 POVUNGNITUK 1970, Monette, Luc, researcher.
69 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 RING., Moran, Daniel Keys.  Based on a screenplay by William Stewart and Joanne Nelsen.
70 Moran, Daniel Keys. Based on a screenplay by William Stewart and Joanne Nelsen. THE RING.
New York Doubleday 1988 0385248164 / 9780385248167 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
467 pp, 9 1/2" H "Centuries ago, men died for the chance to posses the Ring, to be the master of its powers. But the Sisterhood, which protected it, grew weary of the fighting. At last they fled to an alien planet to keep the Ring in peace. Now, in the paradise city of Parliament, the genetically designed, psychic Rulers possess the power of the Ring, which the Sisterhood still guards. On Earth, the Rulers have reigned as gods for generations. In the Arctic North Lands, Giants twice the height of human men are secretly perfecting the science of terraforming, in exchange for a share of the Ring's might. In the Valley which joins the two lands, thousands of Workers have long served as slaves to Rulers and Giants alike. Though the three races have reached an uneasy truce, war will come again. And this time the Workers will be prepared. Cain of Eastmarch, a telepath who once nearly joined the Rulers, leads the Workers. But to truly claim victory, Cain must first steal the Ring from the Sisterhood - and suffer their curse." Minor wear at bottom of hinges, very small shallow bump on bottom edge of rear board. Dust jacket has some very light edge wrinkling, very light rubbing on rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
71 Moran, Daniel Keys. Based on a screenplay by William Stewart and Joanne Nelsen. THE RING.
New York Doubleday 1988 0385248164 / 9780385248167 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
467 pp, 9 1/2" H "Centuries ago, men died for the chance to posses the Ring, to be the master of its powers. But the Sisterhood, which protected it, grew weary of the fighting. At last they fled to an alien planet to keep the Ring in peace. Now, in the paradise city of Parliament, the genetically designed, psychic Rulers possess the power of the Ring, which the Sisterhood still guards. On Earth, the Rulers have reigned as gods for generations. In the Arctic North Lands, Giants twice the height of human men are secretly perfecting the science of terraforming, in exchange for a share of the Ring's might. In the Valley which joins the two lands, thousands of Workers have long served as slaves to Rulers and Giants alike. Though the three races have reached an uneasy truce, war will come again. And this time the Workers will be prepared. Cain of Eastmarch, a telepath who once nearly joined the Rulers, leads the Workers. But to truly claim victory, Cain must first steal the Ring from the Sisterhood - and suffer their curse." Minor soiling on top of text block near spine. Dust jacket has some areas of light edge wrinkling, small crease at top corner of rear flap, very light rubbing and a 1" knife mark on rear panel. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
72 Mowat, Farley ORDEAL BY ICE.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1960 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Fair Inscribed By Author
364 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). Map endpapers. INSCRIBED ON HALF TITLE PAGE: "POUR LE MADAME! FARLEY MOWAT 1960". "Read of the voyages of the intrepid Martin Frobisher, who found a fortune in fool's gold; of Henry Hudson's tragic end in a bay which bears his name; of Jens Munk's living nightmare which lasted a full winter and which ended with the death of 61 of his 63-man crew; of Captain Thomas James, trapped in the ice and forced to sink his ship to survive; of James Knight's unsuccessful attempt to find that elusive chimera, the North West Passage; of Captain William Scoresby and the whalers who again and again braved the ice so that the ladies of England could be properly corseted; of John Ross, who was held prisoner by the ice for four winters; of the mysterious disappearance of the Franklin Expedition and the horrifying discoveries made by his would-be rescuers; and of Charles Hall who lived as an Eskimo and showed that white men could survive in the Arctic. In this book Farley Mowat takes us on a vicarious journey through the full saga of Arctic exploration from the time of Pytheas to the present day." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny bump at bottom corner of rear cover, light browning to edges of text block, small jagged tear with crease at top of page 159/160 - archivally taped. Dust jacket has chips and edge tears with creases; light to moderate edge wear, edge wrinkling and rubbing; light fading to spine colour; 3" tear on front flap-fold; minoe soiling; protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 85.00 USD
 
 
73 Mowat, Farley SIBIR: MY DISCOVERY OF SIBERIA.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1972 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Good- Signed by Author
313 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H). Map endpapers, 2 b&w maps. SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON HALF TITLE PAGE. "In over 29,000 miles of Siberian travel over mountains, steppes, taiga and tundra, the author visited regions not seen by any westerner since 1917, including the diamond mines at Mirny; the golden Kolyma; the new Leningrad; and Tchersky, once the most remote place of exile in all Russia but now a burgeoning new city on the shores of the Arctic Ocean. Lively, anecdotal, highly personal, Mowat's graphic prose brings to life a people who share the top of the world with us, their hopes and aspirations, their humour, their dedication to the dramatic awakening of 'Sibir' - The Sleeping Land." Christmas gift inscription on verso of free front endpaper, very light browning to edges of text block, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight browning to edges of endpapers. Dust jacket has light rubbing, light edge wear/wrinkling, moderate at top/bottom of hinges and flap-folds with some very small tears and chips, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE SNOW WALKER., Mowat, Farley
74 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.)
75 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
 
 
CASTLEGUARD., Muir, Dalton and Ford, Derek.  Foreword by J. Keith Fraser.
76 Muir, Dalton and Ford, Derek. Foreword by J. Keith Fraser. CASTLEGUARD.
Ottawa Ministry of Environment 1985 0660117908 / 9780660117904 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
Unpaginated, oblong (8 3/4" H x 11 1/4" D). 113 colour photographs, plus three maps. "Beside the Columbia Icefield, in Banff National Park, lies a narrow valley. One end of the valley is a barren arctic waste, newly formed by the retreat of the ice ages. Gradually, it grades into an alpine meadow and then into a northern coniferous forest. The valley and the glaciers around it gell the story of how the landscapes of Canada were formed, from the great ice ages to this summer's flowers. Partway down the valley there is a cave mouth, the sole entrance to an enormous complex of vaults and passage-ways under the valley and glacier. In the cold darkness of the Castleguard caves water has been forming and enlarging passages for hundreds of thousands of years. Glistening white stalactites, among the purest in the world, have been growing for millennia. Come celebrate Castleguard with the adventurers who have explored and photographed the austere beauty of this land shaped by water, cold and time." Contents: Foreword; Castleguard; The Two Landscapes of Castleguard; Populating a New Land; A Succession of Plant Communities; Water Makes Life Possible; The Little Ice Age; Cave Formation: The Surface; Cave Formation: Underground; Return to Light; The Experience; An Overview; Maps; Photographers/Acknowledgements. Tiny bump at top of spine. Dust jacket has minor rubbing on rear panel, very small wrinkle at top of spine, 2" crease at bottom edge of rear panel, minor browning at top edge of flap-folds. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
IRENE AVAALAAQIAQ:  MYTH AND REALITY., Nasby, Judith.  (Irene Avaalaaqiaq.)
77 Nasby, Judith. (Irene Avaalaaqiaq.) IRENE AVAALAAQIAQ: MYTH AND REALITY.
McGill-Queen's University Press, Montreal, 2002. 
128 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 0773524401 Color and b&w illustrations. "Inuit artist Irene Avaalaaqiaq is best know for her remarkable wall hangings, which reveal a rich tradition of spirit and shamanistic imagery. In this first critical r etrospective of Avaalaaqiaq's work, Judith Nasby discusses her life and art as well as her commitment to preserving her Inuit heritage and making it accessible to an international audience." Fine 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
HOORAY FOR TODAY!  A CANADIAN CHILD'S YEAR., Newman, Fran and Boulanger, Claudette.  (Leslie McFarlane, Kerry Wood, Robert Thomas Allen, Bruce Hutchinson, Horst Schmid, Jean Little, Mona Gould, Andy O'Brien, Bess Kaplan, Bobby Hull, Carlo Italiano, Pitseolak, Miyuki Tanobe, John Diefenbaker, e
78 Newman, Fran and Boulanger, Claudette. (Leslie McFarlane, Kerry Wood, Robert Thomas Allen, Bruce Hutchinson, Horst Schmid, Jean Little, Mona Gould, Andy O'Brien, Bess Kaplan, Bobby Hull, Carlo Italiano, Pitseolak, Miyuki Tanobe, John Diefenbaker, e HOORAY FOR TODAY! A CANADIAN CHILD'S YEAR.
North Winds Press, Richmond Hill, Ontario, 1979, first edition. 
Unpaginated, oblong (8 1/4" H x 9 7/8" D), hard cover in pictorial boards - no dust jacket. ISBN 059007623X Profusely illustrated in colour with 24 full page drawings facing 24 pages of text, describing various cultural, religious and ethnic celeb rations held during the year, starting with Canada Day on July 1st. From the Calgary Stampede, Highland Games, Caribana, and Oktoberfest, to Hallowe'en, the Grey Cup, Hanukkah, Christmas and Chinese New Year through Carnaval, the Arctic Wi n t e r G a m e s, a Ukranian Easter, the Stanley Cup, Victoria Day, St. Antony's and St. Jean Baptiste Day, the varied authors cross the country and the years to show how Canadian children have, and still do, celebrate the passing of the year. Ar ea s of l i gh t br ow ning on boards, small ghost sticker mark on rear board, minor rubbing. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
NORTHWEST TERRITORIES POSTAL CANCELLATIONS 1907-1986., O'Reilly, Kevin.  Inscribed by author.
79 O'Reilly, Kevin. Inscribed by author. NORTHWEST TERRITORIES POSTAL CANCELLATIONS 1907-1986.
Unitrade Press, Toronto, (1987). 
230 pp, 4to (11" H), soft cover. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE. B&w reproductions, maps. "A brief introduction reviews the geographic, temporal and philatelic scope of this research. This is followed by an office-by-office historical sketch, illustrations of the markings and a listing of their known usages...Features: All impressions of devices used to cancel mail from N.W.T. post offices and accompanying registration boxes are illustrated in full size; Each cancellation has been assigned a general type code and an individual numerical suffix. (Many offices have more than one marking of a a certain type.); 13 detailed topographical maps; Important data for each post office including status, location, population of area, origin of name and name changes; Historical sketches of the settlements relating to the most significant events; The proof date (of hammers) where known; Earliest and latest dates known for cancels; Appendices including the Eastern Arctic Patrol Ship itineraries; A special feature of this study is the inclusion of United States Army Post Offices located in the N.W.T." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear - a little more on front edge of spine, minor rubbing, soft creases at rear corners with light migration into adjacent pages, flat uncreased spine. VG 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
ONLEY'S ARCTIC:  DIARIES AND PAINTINGS OF THE HIGH ARCTIC., Onley, Toni.  Foreword by George Woodcock.
80 Onley, Toni. Foreword by George Woodcock. ONLEY'S ARCTIC: DIARIES AND PAINTINGS OF THE HIGH ARCTIC.
Vancouver Douglas & McIntyre 1989 088894666X / 9780888946669 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Toni Onley. 
166 pp, 10 3/4" H. Colour and b&w illustrations - reproductions, photographs, maps. "Toni Onley made his first trip to the High Arctic in 1974 aboard a Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker, the CCGS Louis S. St. Laurent. He returned the following year, this time piloting his small flying boat on a 10,000 kilometre odyssey into the eastern Arctic from Vancouver, B.C. Eleven years later, he and poet Claude Peloquin boarded another coast guard vessel on a voyage to confirm Canada's cultural sovereignty in northern waters. During each of these trips, Onley kept a diary of his daily observations: the unexpected colour, the mysterious quality of the light, the meteoric changes in the weather, the way land and sea and sky converge to tease the eye. The diaries also make many allusions to historical events and environmental concerns, and provide a lively commentary on life abaord ship and in the air. As an artist, Onley found his paintings ready-made in a landscape stripped to its bare essentials. His three trips inspired more than 200 watercolours, prints, oils and pencil drawings, of which 122 are represented here. In these stunning works, Onley exhibits his characteristic skill with a watercolour brush, capturing the fleeting light and shadow and the fragile, vulnerable beauty of the far north." Tiny dent on top edge of front board and a very small dent on the bottom edge. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top edge, two tiny dents on front hinge. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
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