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81 Warner, John Anson and Bradshaw, Thecla, Introduction by. (Allen Sapp.) A CREE LIFE: THE ART OF ALLEN SAPP.
Vancouver J.J. Douglas 1977 0888941498 / 9780888941497 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good- Allen Sapp. 
126 pp, 4to, (12 1/4" H). Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour. "This superb book brings together more than ninety of Sapp's (Saskatchwan Cree artist Kiskayetum Saposkum) best paintings, one-third in full colour and many accompanied by his own words. The introduction provides a rich backdrop that tells much of Sapp's life, his people's history and his developing success as a painter." Book is very clean. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very small scuff on front panel, very light rubbing including a few tiny scuffs, two very small edge tears archivally taped, tiny dent on rear hinge. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
REBELLION IN THE MOHAWK VALLEY: THE ST. LEGER EXPEDITION OF 1777., Watt, Gavin K.  Research assistance by James F. Morrison.
82 Watt, Gavin K. Research assistance by James F. Morrison. REBELLION IN THE MOHAWK VALLEY: THE ST. LEGER EXPEDITION OF 1777.
Dundurn, Toronto, 2002, first edition. 
429 pp, large 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 1550023764 B&w reproductions, maps. "In the summer of 1777, the British general John Burgoyne mounted a massive expedition from Canada to New York State with the goal of splitting the rebelling American colonies into two. Simultaneously, Brigadier Barry St. Leger led a supporting flank attack from Lake Ontario into the Mohawk Valley. His expedition had three major goals: recruit the Iroquois and their allies; defeat the rebel troops in the Mohawk region; and join Burgoyne's Grand Army at Albany. St. Leger's Indians and loyalists shattered the Mohawk Valley militia at Oriskany on their march to relieve Fort Stanwix; however, the fort's stubborn defenders stalled St. Leger until he was d u p e d into retreating. He then attempted to reinforce Burgoyne, but was halted at Ticonderoga due to lack of transport. The grand campaign from Canada ended in catastrophe when word came of Burgoyne's surrender. The remaining troops destroy e d Ti co nd er oga and withdrew to Canada." Interior - tiny crease at top/bottom corner of first few pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, three very small light corner creases. Very Good+ 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
HUDSON'S BAY TO HARO STRAIT: BOOKS ON WESTERN CANADA AND THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST.  A COLLECTORS' GUIDE., Whale, G.J. Kim.
83 Whale, G.J. Kim. HUDSON'S BAY TO HARO STRAIT: BOOKS ON WESTERN CANADA AND THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST. A COLLECTORS' GUIDE.
Victoria, British Columbia Rockland Books 1998 0968326005 / 9780968326008 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Signed by Author
316 pp + Index, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). No. 186 of the first edition of 500 copies. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper. "(T)he boundaries of the guide are reasonably flexible. If a book contains significant Western or Western Arctic material, it will be included. The geographic reach embraces all the past and present territory of Western and Arctic Canada, all that was once Rupert's Land as well as those areas where histories have intermingled. For example, the great gold rushes of Alaska and the Klondike are strongly linked, and that's reflected in the accounts dealing with those events. I don't think I've missed many of the West's important books, but allow me the occasional oversight. The listings of the books have been made as clear and simple as possible, with a minimum of bibliographic description; enough ony to provide a sense of the size, shape and format of the book and a rough guide to the contents. The physical description is as extensive as needs be to identify the first or most desired edition or, in a lot of cases, the best edited; occasionally all three." From the Introduction. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
HUNTING WITH THE ESKIMOS.  THE UNIQUE RECORD OF A SPORTSMAN'S YEAR AMONG THE NORTHERNMOST TRIBE - THE BIG GAME HUNTING, THE NATIVE LIFE, AND THE BATTLE FOR EXISTENCE THROUGH THE LONG ARCTIC NIGHT., Whitney, Harry.  Introduction by Dillon Wallace.
84 Whitney, Harry. Introduction by Dillon Wallace. HUNTING WITH THE ESKIMOS. THE UNIQUE RECORD OF A SPORTSMAN'S YEAR AMONG THE NORTHERNMOST TRIBE - THE BIG GAME HUNTING, THE NATIVE LIFE, AND THE BATTLE FOR EXISTENCE THROUGH THE LONG ARCTIC NIGHT.
Toronto Coles 1974 Facsimile Edition. Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
453 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 photographs. A facsimile of the edition published by The Century Company, New York, 1910. "Here is an exciting episode to stir the blood of the most jaded adventure lover - a fourteen-month hunting expedition with the Eskimos of Greenland and Ellesmere Island in 1908-09. Thrilling incidents and hair-breadth escapes were the fortune of Whitney and his Eskimo guides and companions in their quest for polar bear, wolves, musk-ox, seal, and narwhal. The fast-paced, concise style makes every page absorbing reading, as he documents a life of constant battle for survival in the Arctic territory at the turn of the century. Innumerable photographs and extensive observations of the Eskimo way of life make this book a unique contribution to the early study of Arctic regions and their peoples. Breath-taking drama unfolds from the first page, when the author departs aboard Admiral Peary's exploratory sailing ship; through the last page, when an injured sailor is lost and, finally, tragically abandoned as the party leaves for home. Through the pages of this book, we discover life as it existed in the Arctic frontier of a century ago." A few tiny soiling specks on boards. Dust jacket has very light rubbing, light wrinkling at top of rear flap, minor soiling on spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
85 Zaslow, Morris. THE NORTHWARD EXPANSION OF CANADA, 1914-1967.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1988 0771090714 / 9780771090714 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
421 pp, 9 1/4" H. One of 'The Canadian Centenary Series'. B&w photographs, maps. "In the concluding volume of his study of the Canadian North since Confederation, Morris Zaslow details with encyclopedic scope the accelerating change typical of the second half of that era. In this period the frontiers of agriculture and industry swept northward from near the international border to their economic limits. In the search for oil and natural gas, these limits were also close to the country's physical limits. Assisted by new roads, extended railways, improved river transportation, and the new airplane, settlers, prospectors, and developers cleared land, sought mineral treasures, opened enterprises, and established permanent settlements in areas formerly given over to hunting and trapping by the native peoples. At the same time, the institutions of society and government familiar to southern Canada followed at a more measured pace." Minor wrinkling at top of spine, small bump at bottom corner of both boards. Dust jacket has small light stain on front panel, wrinkling at bottom of flap-folds with old tape on inside surface - very light edge wrinkling elsewhere. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
86 Zaslow, Morris. THE OPENING OF THE CANADIAN NORTH, 1870-1914.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1971 0771090722 / 9780771090721 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
339 pp, 9 1/4" H. One of 'The Canadian Centenary Series'. B&w photographs, maps. "(T)races Canada's northward expansion in the years after Confederation. In the forefront of the movement were the fur-traders, missionaries, and gold-seekers. Behind them came provincial and federal overnments, concerned for their authority, and anxious to develop the riches of the North. Under the Laurier government (1896-1911) the advance quickened, and the roles of the Geological Survey, North-West Mounted Police, and Departments of the Interior, Indian Affairs, and Marine and Fisheries, gained new importance. A country which, by Confederation, had barely extended beyond the Gulf of St. Lawrence and St Lawrence Lowlands region, ahd by 1914 occupied the prairies. Aided by new transcontinental railways, its people had begun moving into the forest of the Middle North along a front that extended from lake St John to Dawson, and the Arctic frontier beyond recieved increasing attention. But the governments failed in their treatment of the native population, and in their eagerness to foster development they allowed resources to be exploited blindly, for and by foreign interest in the main." Slight darkening to edges of text block, very light wrinkling to top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, light rubbing and small light scratch on front panel, minor soiling, a few small and tiny edge tears - archivally taped, slight browning to spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
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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.
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.
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EDMONTON TRADER:  THE STORY OF JOHN A. McDOUGALL., MacGregor, James G.
EDMONTON TRADER: THE STORY OF JOHN A. McDOUGALL.
MacGregor, James G.
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THE PIONEERS.  BASED ON THE SASKATCHEWAN RADIO SERIES., Metz, Sharon.  Edited by Murray Long.
THE PIONEERS. BASED ON THE SASKATCHEWAN RADIO SERIES.
Metz, Sharon. Edited by Murray Long.
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HALLOWED WALLS:  CHURCH ARCHITECTURE OF UPPER CANADA., MacRae, Marion and Adamson, Anthony.
HALLOWED WALLS: CHURCH ARCHITECTURE OF UPPER CANADA.
MacRae, Marion and Adamson, Anthony.
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TALES OF CONFLICT., McKelvie, B.A.
TALES OF CONFLICT.
McKelvie, B.A.
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THE RAVEN STEALS THE LIGHT., Reid, Bill and Bringhurst, Robert.
THE RAVEN STEALS THE LIGHT.
Reid, Bill and Bringhurst, Robert.
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THE SNOW WALKER., Mowat, Farley
THE SNOW WALKER.
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OPENING UP THE WEST, 1874-1881 / SETTLERS AND REBELS, 1882-1885 / LAW AND ORDER, 1886-1887 / THE NEW WEST, 1888-1889 - BEING THE OFFICIAL REPORTS TO PARLIAMENT OF THE ACTIVITIES OF THE ROYAL NORTH-WEST MOUNTED POLICE FORCE.  4 VOLUME SET., Higgitt, W.L., Commissioner, RCMP, introduction.  (The Commissioners of the Royal North-West Mounted Police.)
OPENING UP THE WEST, 1874-1881 / SETTLERS AND REBELS, 1882-1885 / LAW AND ORDER, 1886-1887 / THE NEW WEST, 1888-1889 - BEING THE OFFICIAL REPORTS TO PARLIAMENT OF THE ACTIVITIES OF THE ROYAL NORTH-WEST MOUNTED POLICE FORCE. 4 VOLUME SET.
Higgitt, W.L., Commissioner, RCMP, introduction. (The Commissioners of the Royal North-West Mounted Police.)
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