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1 Cain, W.C.; Fullerton, C.H. REPORT OF THE MINISTER OF LANDS AND FORESTS OF THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING MARCH 31st, 1936. SESSIONAL PAPER NO. 3, 1937.
Toronto Thomas E. Bowman 1936 Hard Cover Very Good - 
114 pp, 9 3/4" H. Medium blue covers with gilt lettering on spine/front board, gilt Ontario crest on front board. Minister's Annual Report; Department Inside Officers and Clerks; Department Outside Agents and Inspectors; Statement of Lands Sold and Leased, with Collections; Gross Revenue; Revenue Refunds; Receipts (Special Funds); Disbursements; Timber Cut and Amounts Accruing re Dues, etc.; Revenue from Woods and Forests; Acreage under License; Timber Areas disposed of; Locations, etc., under Free Grant Section, Public Lands Act; Lands Sold and Patented; Instruments Issued; Report of Records Branch; Report of Surveyor-General; Statement of Crown Surveys Completed; Survey part North Boundary, Algonquin Park; Survey Errington, etc., Townships, District of Thunder Bay; Forest Fire Protection; Reforestation; Radio Communications; Provincial Air Service. Light toning to edges of pages, slight fading to edges of boards, some darkening to spine, light soiling/staining - mainly on rear board, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
2 Cain, W.C.; Zavitz, E.J.; Rorke, L.V. REPORT OF THE MINISTER OF LANDS AND FORESTS OF THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO FOR THE YEAR ENDING 31st OCTOBER 1934. SESSIONAL PAPER NO. 3, 1935.
Toronto Thomas E. Bowman 1935 Hard Cover Very Good 
117 pp, 9 3/4" H. Medium blue covers with gilt lettering on spine/front board, gilt Ontario crest on front board. Minister's Annual Report; Department Inside Officers and Clerks; Department Outside Agents and Inspectors; Statement of Lands Sold and Leased, with Collections; Gross Revenue; Revenue Refunds; Receipts (Special Funds); Disbursements; Timber Cut and Amounts Accruing re Dues, etc.; Revenue from Woods and Forests; Acreage under License; Timber Areas disposed of; Locations, etc., under Free Grant Section, Public Lands Act; Lands Sold and Patented; Instruments Issued; Report of Records Branch; Report of Surveyor-General; Statement of Crown Surveys in Progress; Ditto Completed; Statement of Muncipal Surveys Ordered; Ditto Confirmed; Survey Township of Vermillion Additional, District of Kenora; Survey of Dam site and countour traverse of proposed storage basins on Grand River, near Waldemar, Township of East Garafraxa, County of Dufferin; Traverse of Lakes Tendinendah or Matinenda, Moon, Chiblow and other lakes in Townships 161 and 167, District of Algoma; Forestry Branch Report: Forest Fire Protection / Report of Director of Air Service / Reforestation. Light toning to page edges, light browning at inside rear hinge, very light soiling on boards - a few tiny stains on rear board, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
PEEPS AT MANY LANDS:  CANADA., Cranston, J. Herbert.
3 Cranston, J. Herbert. PEEPS AT MANY LANDS: CANADA.
London A. & C. Black 1935 Hard Cover Good+ Fair T. Mower Martin. 
90 pp, small 8vo (7 11/16" H). 4 colour plates by T. Mower Martin, b&w map, photographs - collated. Contents: "From Sea to Sea and From River Unto the Ends of the Earth"; Seen From an Aeroplane; A Climate Second to None; The Canadian Melting Pot; City and Country Life; The Habitants of Quebec; Maintaining Law and Order; The Red Man's Last Stand; Caring for the Eskimos; Centres of Population; The World's Fastest Games (Ice Hockey / Lacrosse); Fun in the Out-of-Doors; The Gigantic Iron Horse; More Motorists than Cyclists; Mercy Flights in the Northland; Wild but not Dangerous; Mining Comes to the Front; The Lumberjack; Cowboys and "Combines"; Trap Lines and Fish Nets. Very light browning to pages and endpapers, previous owner's bookplate and name in ink on front endpapers, light browning to edges of text block and on spine/edges of boards, minor soiling, one slight corner bump, light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has chips, tears and creases; moderate rubbing/soiling. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
PENLAKE:  REFLECTIONS ON PENINSULA LAKE., Darling, Anna Mirrette Campbell, preface.
4 Darling, Anna Mirrette Campbell, preface. PENLAKE: REFLECTIONS ON PENINSULA LAKE.
Erin / Toronto Boston Mills Press / Stoddart 1994 155046096X / 9781550460964 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 
144 pp, square large 8vo (9 3/4" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "Between these covers lies the fascinating story of pioneer life and early cottaging on one of Muskoka's most beautiful and pristine lakes. In its 150 historical photographs and lovingly researched text, 'Penlake' captures the essence of cottage life. For anyone who has spent time in Cottage Country, this wonderful volume will rekindle memories, reawaken the senses, delight and entertain." Chapter headings: Early History; The Coming of the Cottagers; Penlake Resorts; Life on the Lake; Recreation; Working; Potpourri. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
PENLAKE:  REFLECTIONS ON PENINSULA LAKE., Darling, Anna Mirrette Campbell, preface.
5 Darling, Anna Mirrette Campbell, preface. PENLAKE: REFLECTIONS ON PENINSULA LAKE.
Erin / Toronto Boston Mills Press / Stoddart 1994 155046096X / 9781550460964 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
144 pp, square large 8vo (9 3/4" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "Between these covers lies the fascinating story of pioneer life and early cottaging on one of Muskoka's most beautiful and pristine lakes. In its 150 historical photographs and lovingly researched text, 'Penlake' captures the essence of cottage life. For anyone who has spent time in Cottage Country, this wonderful volume will rekindle memories, reawaken the senses, delight and entertain." Chapter headings: Early History; The Coming of the Cottagers; Penlake Resorts; Life on the Lake; Recreation; Working; Potpourri. Book has minor slanting to spine. Dust jacket has very small crease and tiny tear at bottom of spine. 
Price: 18.00 USD
 
 
THE GREAT NEW GOLF COURSES OF CANADA., Gordon, John.
6 Gordon, John. THE GREAT NEW GOLF COURSES OF CANADA.
Toronto Warwick 2006 1894622820 / 9781894622820 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Photography by Doug Ball & Gordie Ball. 
213 pp, 4to (12 1/4" H). Profusely illustrated with color photographs. "(Examines) thirty-four of the best courses built (in Canada) since 1990. Each course is given a lavish six-page treatment that includes gorgeous photos of the best holes and a 900-word essay on its history, design philosophy, and toughest hole descriptions. The result is an ideal gift for the avid golfer." Contents: The Algonquin; Andersons Creek Golf Course; Bear Mountain Golf & Country Club; Bigwin Island Golf Club; Blackhawk Golf Club; Dakota Dunes Golf Links; Dundarave; Eagles Nest Golf Club; Club de Golf le Fountainebleau; Fox Harb'r; Georgian Bay Club; Glen Arbour Golf Course; Glencairn Golf Club; Grandview Golf Club; Humber Valley Resort; King's Riding Golf Club; Kingswood; The Lake Joseph Club; Legends on the Niagara; Magna Golf Club; Le Maitre de Mont Tremblant; Le Mirage; The Okanagan Golf Club; Osprey Valley Resorts; Rattlesnake Point Golf Club; The Rock; Rocky Crest Golf Club; Royal Oaks Estates & Golf Club; St. Eugene Mission Golf Resort; Silvertip Golf Coruse; Speargrass Golf Club; Stewart Creek Golf Club; Taboo; The Wilds at Salmonier River. A heavy book which may require extra postage depending on destination. Slight waviness to edges of text block, bottom of spine bumped, tiny bump at top corner of front board, small bump at top edge of rear board, slight bump at top of spine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing, a few tiny dints on rear panel. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
THE GREAT BADGE COLLECTION OF THE REGIMENTS AND CORPS OF THE CANADIAN ARMY.  VOLUME I., Irwin, Arthur Bruce.  Foreword by General J.A. Dextraze.  Introduction by Colonel  N.A. Buckingham.
7 Irwin, Arthur Bruce. Foreword by General J.A. Dextraze. Introduction by Colonel N.A. Buckingham. THE GREAT BADGE COLLECTION OF THE REGIMENTS AND CORPS OF THE CANADIAN ARMY. VOLUME I.
Scarborough, Ontario Military Badge Collections Inc. 1973 Heavy Card Good 
Three folding boards (12 1/2" H x 11" W), housing 60 facsimile cap badges of Canadian Army Regiments and Corps. The centre section contains stapled booklet (glued to the board by rear cover) with a foreword and introduction, followed by short histories of the Regiments/Corps - unpaginated (24 pp including both covers) - with b&w and colour illustrations, including centrefold showing badges included in Volume II). "This present volume, which is concerned exclusively with Armoured and Infantry Regiments contains replica badges of 60 units which were involved as a whole in active combat during the Second World War. (They) have been arranged in rows of five in order of precedence starting at the top row and reading from left to right. Although many of the Regiments and Corps whose badges appear here have either been amalgamated with other units or disbanded entirely, their badges have been accorded the precedence to which they would be entitled were they in existence." The badges included are: The Royal Canadian Dragoons; Lord Strathcona's Horse; 8th Canadian Hussars; The Governor General's Horse Guards; 4th Princess Louise Dragoon Guards; The Ontario Regiment; Sherbrooke Fusilier Regiment; Le Regiment de Trois-Rivieres; 1st Hussars; 17th Duke of York's Royal Canadian Hussars; The British Columbia Regiment; 12th Manitoba Dragoons; South Alberta Regiment; 8th. (Reserve) Reconnaissance Regiment (14th. Canadian Hussars); Calgary Regiment; The British Columbia Dragoons; The Fort Garry Horse; The Royal Canadian Regiment; Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry; Royal 22e Regiment; Governor General's Foot Guards; The Canadian Grenadier Guards; The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada; The Black Watch of Canada; The Royal Rifles of Canada; The Royal Regiment of Canada; The Royal Hamilton Light Infantry; The Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment; The Lincoln and Welland Regiment; Perth Regiment; The Highland Light Infantry of Canada; Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders; Le Regiment de la Chaudiere; Les Fusiliers Mont-Royal; The Princess Louise Fusiliers; Carleton and York Regiment; South Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment; The West Nova Scotia Regiment; North Nova Scotia Highlanders; Cape Breton Highlanders; Le Regiment de Maisonneuve; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa; The Royal Winnipeg Rifles; The Essex and Kent Scottish; 48th Highlanders of Canada; The Algonquin Regiment; The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada; Lake Superior Regiment; Saskatoon Light Infantry; The Regina Rifle Regiment; The South Saskatchewan Regiment; The Loyal Edmonton Regiment; The Winnipeg Grenadiers; The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada; The Westminster Regiment; The Calgary Highlanders; The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada; The Canadian Scottish Regiment; The Irish Regiment of Canada; The Toronto Scottish Regiment. **Volume I Only.** Very light browning in margins of pages, small corner crease on front cover, text block is loose in covers as staple have become detached. fron covers. Folding boards have browning to edges and surfaces, moderate external edge wear, an area of scuffing at top inside of front board, several very small scuffs and two small dents on inside folded board. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
TIN HATS, OILSKINS & SEABOOTS:  A NAVAL JOURNEY, 1938-1945., Jenson, Latham B.  Foreword by W.A.B. Douglas.
8 Jenson, Latham B. Foreword by W.A.B. Douglas. TIN HATS, OILSKINS & SEABOOTS: A NAVAL JOURNEY, 1938-1945.
Robin Brass Studio, Toronto, 2000, reprint. 
312 pp, oblong 8vo (8" H x 9" D), soft cover. ISBN 1896941141 B&w drawings by the author/artist. "As a boy growing up on the Prairies in the Depression, (the author) dreamed of going to sea, became a sea cadet at HMS Undaunted in Calgary, and in 1938 joined the Royal Canadian Navy as an officer cadet, training with the Royal Navy in Britain until 1941. His wartime service began on HMS Renown in the South Atlantic, searching for the Graf Spee, and off Norway engaging the battleships Scharnh orst and Gneisenau. He lost all his possessions when Renown was damaged by shellfire. He served on HMS Matabele and HMS Hood, leaving that ship weeks before she was sunk with all hands in battle with the Bismarck. Returning to Canada in la t e 1 9 4 1 , he was appointed to HMCS Ottawa, a destroyer on convoy escort duty in the North Atlantic. A year later she was sunk with great loss of life in a battle with German submarines. Jenson was among the lucky ones plucked from the Atlant ic b y a B ri ti sh corvette. He joined HMCS Niagara as executive officer, and in late 1943 briefly commanded the corvette Long Branch before going on to the destroyer Algonquin as executive officer, taking part in raids on German ships, includi ng the T irp itz , a nd being one of the ships to open fire on the shore defences in the invasion of Normandy. Algonquin completed the war raiding German shipping and escorting Allied convoys to Murmansk. The book is illustrated with L.B. Jenson' s l umin ous lin e dr awin gs, as well as sketches and diagrams illustrating uniforms, insignia and so on. His book is a valuable record not only of how ships fought the battles of the Atlantic, but of life on board, where men had to live under d iffi cult cond ition s for week s on end - all seen through the eyes of an energetic and engaging young officer." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - tiny crease at bottom edge of front cover. Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE TOM THOMSON MYSTERY., Little, William T.  Foreword by W.J. Eastaugh.
9 Little, William T. Foreword by W.J. Eastaugh. THE TOM THOMSON MYSTERY.
Toronto McGraw-Hill 1970 0070926557 / 9780070926554 Hard Cover Good+ Good+ 
239 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w photographs, reproductions, map. "In 1956, nearly forty years after the death of Canadian artist, Tom Thomson, William T. Little and three companions set themselves to a macabre task. Ever since July 16, 1917, when the artist's badly decomposed body was found floating in the waters of Canoe Lake, controversy and conjecture hovered over the matter of how Tom Thomson really met his death. It was as a result of this prolonged uncertainty that the four men began digging in the little cemetery in Algonquin Park where Thomson was supposedly buried. They were determined to solve, if only for themselves, part of the mystery that surrounded the name of Tom Thomson. What they discovered only confirmed their suspicion that the full story of Thomson's untimely death was not in fact as history had recorded it. The lack of sound and conclusive evidence from earlier investigations set William Little into action. Meticulously he pieced together everything that had ever been written, documented, speculated, or theorized about Thomson during the artist's lengthy periods in Algonquin Park - with special emphasis on those strange events which occurred prior to and after his 'accidental death by drowning'. On the one hand William Little has been able to give us a fuller understanding of both Thomson's personality and his instincts as a painter. On the other, he has amassed considerable evidence that suggests a murder, a suspect, and a motive." Large diagonal creasing on page leaf xiii/xiv, small light stain on fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket has light browning at edges and on spine/flap-folds, several very small edge tears and one small 'v' tear on front hinge - all archivally taped, light rubbing/soiling, large corner crease on front flap. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
CANADA'S FIGHTING SHIPS. HISTORICAL PUBLICATION 12.  CANADIAN WAR MUSEUM., Macpherson, K.R.
10 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
 
 
MATES OF THE TANGLE., McKishnie, Archie P.  Illustrated by Frank (Franz) H. Johnston.
11 McKishnie, Archie P. Illustrated by Frank (Franz) H. Johnston. MATES OF THE TANGLE.
Musson, Toronto, 1924. 
274 pp, small 8vo (7 9/16" H), hard cover (medium brown cloth with black lettering on spine, blue and black illustration/lettering on front board) - no dust jacket. 6 b&w plates (including frontispiece) by Group of Seven artist Frank H. (Franz) Joh nston - collated. A collection of stories about the wild animals of the Algonquin area (the mink, lynx, foxes, moose, wolves, bears, geese, weasels, etc.) and also of the trappers and hunters that cross their paths. Large school prize pr e s e n t a t i o n bookplate on free front endpaper, tiny edge tears to free front endpaer - archivally taped, book is cracked in a few places - some page sigantures are slightly loose, approx. 12 pages with light soiling - mainly in margins, ligh t to m od er at e ed ge r ubbing, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light rubbing to boards, minor browning on endpapers, small air bubbles under front pastedown, light browning and soiling to edges of textblock, slight bump to bottom borner of bo th boa rds . Go od rea din g copy only. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
THE CREATURE IN THE MAP:  A JOURNEY TO EL DORADO., Nicholl, Charles.
12 Nicholl, Charles. THE CREATURE IN THE MAP: A JOURNEY TO EL DORADO.
New York William Morrow 1995 0688146007 / 9780688146009 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
398 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w illustrations. "In May 1595, a hundred Englishmen - 'gentlemen, soldiers, rowers, boat-keepers, boys, and of all sorts' - rowed up a river in South America in search of the lost golden city of El Dorado. They were led by Sir Walter Ralegh, forty years old, ready to hazard his fading reputation on this doomed gamble. Four hundred years later Charles Nicholl follows their trail into the strange terrain of this enduring international obsession. The journey begins with Ralegh's curious 'charte' in the British Museum and leads through the labyrinthine delta of the Orinoco River and up into the rugged Guiana highlands of southern Venezuela, the setting of Conan Doyle's 'The Lost World'. A night with a Warao tobacco shaman, an encounter with the jungle-hermit Laime, bush pilot Jimmy Angel's stories of earlier days, life in the shantytowns of the region's gold diggers - these color and deepen the book's intense recollection of that original Elizabethan expedition. In this vivid reconstruction, Nicholls blends historical scholarship with idiosyncratic reportage in a unique and fascinating mix." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has some light wrinkling at top of spine and top edge, slight fading to some of the spine and front hinge colour. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
SOUTHERN ONTARIO/QUEBEC CANOE ROUTES., Nickels, Nick, editor.
13 Nickels, Nick, editor. SOUTHERN ONTARIO/QUEBEC CANOE ROUTES.
Lakefield, Ontario Trent Publishing 1971 Stapled in Wraps Very Good - 
119 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w photographs. A prose guidebook (i.e. without maps), detailing a number of canoe routes in Southern Ontario & Quebec, with additional advice on trip planning, equipment, clothing, food, etc. Contents: A Variety of Trip Combinations (From Provincial Parks); Symbolically Speaking (Abbreviations describe routes); North Bay Forestry District (Its border waterway); Pembroke Forestry District (Algonquin Park routes); Lindsay Forest District (In Central Ontario); Trent-Severn Waterway (From Lakes Ontario to Huron); Rideau Waterway (From Ottawa to Kingston, 125 miles); Tweed Forestry District (In the Mazinaw region); Quebec Province (Cradle of Canadian canoeing); Boy Scouts (Quebec Provincial Council - For Scouters); Acknowledgements (Assistance from many sources). Interior - small soft bump to top corner of first half of pages and a soft large crease at top corner of last half of pages. Exterior - soft corner creases, very light wear on spine and at corners, two small light stains on fore-edge of text block. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
WORLD TALES:  THE EXTRAORDINARY COINCIDENCE OF STORIES TOLD IN ALL TIMES, IN ALL PLACES., Shah, Idries, collected and introduced by.  Note on the Illustrations by Ivan Tyrrell.
14 Shah, Idries, collected and introduced by. Note on the Illustrations by Ivan Tyrrell. WORLD TALES: THE EXTRAORDINARY COINCIDENCE OF STORIES TOLD IN ALL TIMES, IN ALL PLACES.
Harmondsworth Allen Lane / Kestrel 1979 0722668600 / 9780722668603 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good - James Marsh, Chris McEwan, Peter Richardson, Carol Lawson, Ken Laidlaw, Peter Goodfellow, Ivan Tyrrell, Alan Tunbridge, Brian Froud, Alan Lee, Ivan Hissey, et al. 
259 pp, 11 3/4" H. "Folk tales are part of the universal heritage of mankind. This beautiful and unusual collection of sixty-five tales from around the world reveals the extraordinary coincidence of stories told in all ages and all countries. Some tales are found in nearly every society throughout history, with only the cultural details being different. This volume includes, for instance, an Algonquin Indian version of Cinderella and a Norse William Tell. Each story has a short introduction that traces its history through various cultures. Then, a single version of the tale is selected and evocatively told by Idries Shah. The hundred and one outstanding illustrations are by thrity-seven famous leading illustrators, all living in Britain. Each picture has been specially commissioned for this book." Areas of light fading to colour on boards (shows imprint of design on front panel of dust jacket) and spine, small slight corner bumps, two tiny marks on rear board, minor soiling on top of text block, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds; light toning to spine, flap-folds and edges. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
ALMAGUIN CHRONICLES: MEMORIES OF THE PAST., Taim, Astrid.
15 Taim, Astrid. ALMAGUIN CHRONICLES: MEMORIES OF THE PAST.
Toronto Natural Heritage 2008 1550027603 / 9781550027600 First Edition. Soft Cover Fine 
190 pp, small 4to (10" H). B&w photographs, map. "The Almaguin Highlands region, located approximately eighty kilometres north of the halfway point to the North Pole and rising high above sea level, was once coveted for its majestic white pine, game and silver birch. More than a century later; much of its unspoiled wilderness areas remain intact, ready for new exploration. Today, its enviable position of being just north of Muskoka and within easy driving distance of southern Ontario has made the Highlands the logical choice for the eco-tourist seeking new adventures. (This book) paints a lively picture of what the area must have been like in the early days. Here are the lumberjacks who ventured into the last of the great timber stands to cut down what was left of the white pine, and the intrepid settlers who trekked across the terrain not that far behind them - sometimes with little more than blazed trails as their guide. And here are the boat builders whose steamers and tugs traversed the multiple waterways, so important to the district, and the men and women of all walks of life who contributed to the spirit of the times." Inside - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
ALMAGUIN CHRONICLES: MEMORIES OF THE PAST., Taim, Astrid.
16 Taim, Astrid. ALMAGUIN CHRONICLES: MEMORIES OF THE PAST.
Toronto Natural Heritage 2008 1550027603 / 9781550027600 First Edition. Soft Cover Very Good 
190 pp, small 4to (10" H). B&w photographs, map. "The Almaguin Highlands region, located approximately eighty kilometres north of the halfway point to the North Pole and rising high above sea level, was once coveted for its majestic white pine, game and silver birch. More than a century later; much of its unspoiled wilderness areas remain intact, ready for new exploration. Today, its enviable position of being just north of Muskoka and within easy driving distance of southern Ontario has made the Highlands the logical choice for the eco-tourist seeking new adventures. (This book) paints a lively picture of what the area must have been like in the early days. Here are the lumberjacks who ventured into the last of the great timber stands to cut down what was left of the white pine, and the intrepid settlers who trekked across the terrain not that far behind them - sometimes with little more than blazed trails as their guide. And here are the boat builders whose steamers and tugs traversed the multiple waterways, so important to the district, and the men and women of all walks of life who contributed to the spirit of the times." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing, soft crease at fore-edge of front cover. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
17 Telfer, A.H. Edited by Lorene DiCorpo. WORTH TRAVELLING MILES TO SEE: DIARY OF A SURVEY TRIP TO LAKE TEMISKAMING, 1886.
Toronto Natural Heritage 2004 189621987X / 9781896219875 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
167 pp, 9" H. B&w photographs, maps, reproductions. "The story of (Alexander) Niven and the other surveyors who mapped the Townships of the Little Clay Belt in the District of Temiskaming in the 1880s". "A.H. Telfer's personal diaries, which tell of the day-to-day hardships and accomplishments of these surveyors, are a fascinating account of the country before the great land rush of the 1890s and the Cobalt mining boom of 1903, which changed the landscape dramatically. (B)ridges the gap between the fur trading and logging eras, and the settlement of Temiskaming. Of equal interest is the mention in the diary of pioneers in the area, such as C.C. Farr, the founder of the town of Haileybury; Edouard Piche, one of the earliest settlers on Lake Temiskaming; and the Heard brothers from Haliburton, who were among the first homesteaders." Inside - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - slight twist to spine, three tiny corner creases, small bump at bottom edge of rear cover - migrates into pages with a light scuff on bottom of text block. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
LEGACY: THE NATURAL HISTORY OF ONTARIO., Theberge, John B., ed.  With Mary T. Theberge, David Barr, Theodore Mosquin.  Don Bonner, cartographer.
18 Theberge, John B., ed. With Mary T. Theberge, David Barr, Theodore Mosquin. Don Bonner, cartographer. LEGACY: THE NATURAL HISTORY OF ONTARIO.
McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, 1989. 
397 pp, 4to (12 1/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 077108398X Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, drawings, maps. "(Q)uite simply the most important, authoritative and comprehensive book ever produced in Canada on the natural environment...(It) provides a broad overview of all Ontario's natural features. It deals with bedrock, soils, birds, mammals, insects, wildflowers, forests, prehistoric life, and much more, with emphasis upon certain specific topics; specia l environments, for instance, such as the Erie Sand Spits, the Niagara Escarpment, and the four larger parks: Algonquin, Quetico, Pukaskwa, and Polar Bear. There are also forty-two 'Vignettes of Nature'. These short articles about outstandi n g n a t u ral features or highlights are arranged geographically. They cover such topics as: Pembroke swallows, bogs and beaver ponds, passenger pigeons, the migration of monarch butterflies, reptiles, the Loring Deer Yard, the owls of the Kings to n a re a, p er egrine falcons in the city, bat roosts, and Ontario's white pelicans....(T)here are twenty-five 'Science Excursions', enjoyable thumbnail descriptions of research written by the actual scientists involved. Knowledge-hungry nature lo ve rs wi ll lea rn the latest on what can be done about blackflies and mosquitoes, spruce budworm, the background and progress of rabies research, diseases in deer and moose, and why Ontario's weather seems to reach such extremes." This is a h eavy bo ok and wil l re qui re extra postage. Slight browning and waviness to top of text block. Dust jacket has very light rubbing, light wrinkling at top of rear flap-fold. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
NO HAY FEVER & A RAILWAY:  SUMMERS IN ST. ANDREWS, CANADA'S FIRST SEASIDE RESORT., Walker, Willa.
19 Walker, Willa. NO HAY FEVER & A RAILWAY: SUMMERS IN ST. ANDREWS, CANADA'S FIRST SEASIDE RESORT.
Fredericton, New Brunswick Goose Lane Editions 1989 0864920962 / 9780864920966 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Signed by Author
176 pp, oblong 8vo (8 3/4" H x 11 1/4" D). B&w photographs, maps, reproductions. SIGNED AND DATED BY AUTHOR ON HALF TITLE PAGE. "During the latter years of the nineteenth century St. Andrews was 'discovered' by a wealthy few who sought a summer place by the sea. Escaping from Boston, Montreal, St. Louis, Toronto and elsewhere, they bought, rented, or built houses, returning year after year as their children did in turn. Luxurious hotels such as 'The Argyll' and 'The Algonquin' - advertising 'no hay fever' and good rail connections - were built to serve them, and a summer society was established: riding, sailing, playing tennis and croquet, dining, dancing, and gossiping. Fathers of Confederation like Sir Leonard Tilley and Sir Charles Tupper, the great railway builders Sir William Van Horne and Lord Shaughnessy, financiers like Sir James Dunn, politicians from Senator Cairine Wilson and C.D. Howe to John Turner, were joined in St. Andrews by socialites and possessors of 'old money' from both Canada and the United States. (This book) records the achievements and oddities of the people who made up this small but distinctive society and describes the 'cottages' in which they spent those summers by the sea." Previous owner's name on free front endpaper, small light soiling mark at fore-edge of free rear endpaper. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
20 Walker, Willa. NO HAY FEVER & A RAILWAY: SUMMERS IN ST. ANDREWS, CANADA'S FIRST SEASIDE RESORT.
Fredericton, New Brunswick Goose Lane Editions 1989 0864920962 / 9780864920966 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
176 pp, oblong 8vo (8 3/4" H x 11 1/4" D). B&w photographs, maps, reproductions. "During the latter years of the nineteenth century St. Andrews was 'discovered' by a wealthy few who sought a summer place by the sea. Escaping from Boston, Montreal, St. Louis, Toronto and elsewhere, they bought, rented, or built houses, returning year after year as their children did in turn. Luxurious hotels such as 'The Argyll' and 'The Algonquin' - advertising 'no hay fever' and good rail connections - were built to serve them, and a summer society was established: riding, sailing, playing tennis and croquet, dining, dancing, and gossiping. Fathers of Confederation like Sir Leonard Tilley and Sir Charles Tupper, the great railway builders Sir William Van Horne and Lord Shaughnessy, financiers like Sir James Dunn, politicians from Senator Cairine Wilson and C.D. Howe to John Turner, were joined in St. Andrews by socialites and possessors of 'old money' from both Canada and the United States. (This book) records the achievements and oddities of the people who made up this small but distinctive society and describes the 'cottages' in which they spent those summers by the sea." One slight corner bump. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
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