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1 Appleby, Edna (Hill). CANMORE: THE STORY OF AN ERA.
Canmore, Alberta Self-published 1975 First Edition Very Good Good- Signed by Author
163 pp, 11 1/4" H. Signed by author on front free endpaper. B&w photographs, reproductions, fold-out school group (1926) photograph facing title page. Records the history of town of Canmore and the surrounding area. "Once located within the boundaries of Rocky Mountain Park, you observe Canmore changing from a CPR town into the only thriving coal mining town of the entire Bow Valley. Pictures and records of the once existing towns of Bankhead, Anthracite, Georgetown and Kananaskis are spotlighted as they enhanced the development of Canmore itself into the town it now is. The history of Exshaw and its cement plant is also recorded. Traced throughout the book is the development of the Canmore Mines from 1887 to 1974 with a subjective view of the miner and his contribution to Canmore." A few minor very small dents on rear board, minor browning on rear pastedowns. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light to moderate edge wear and rubbing, a few very small dents and small hole on rear panel, several medium tears/creases with old tape repair at top of rear panel, two very small stains on rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
2 Associated Screen News. THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS OF CANADA.
Associated Screen News, Montreal, n.d. (c1950). 
18 full page colour photogravures of the stunning scenery - glaciers, lakes, falls, tunnels, mountains and hotels - in the wonderful nostalgic style of the time. Oblong large 8vo card covers, spiral binding. Interior - faint foxing to inside of covers and facing pages, otherwise tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edgewear. VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
London Ian Allan 1988 071101714X / 9780711017146 First Edition Very Good+ Very Good 
144 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, floor plans, elevations. "It is almost impossible to describe a typical LNER country station - the nearest it is possible to come is to say that somewhere like Otterington was one, although it was certainly not typical. The problem of finding a common strain of styles arises from the diversity of the LNER's consituents, and its adoption of a policy of decentralised management. In addition to this, the relative poverty of the company mitigated against renewal and rebuilding. (This book) is structured along the lines of these constituent companies and, with the aid of over 170 photographs and 20 line drawings, (the author) relates the histories and unifying features of the many varied stations and branches in the LNER's area of operations." Light waviness to edges of text block. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing, soft crease across bottom edge of rear panel, very small dint on rear hinge. 
Price: 22.50 USD
ROUND THE WORLD., Butler, Frank Hedges.
4 Butler, Frank Hedges. ROUND THE WORLD.
London T. Fisher Unwin 1924 First Edition Good- No Jacket 
269 pp + 2 pp publisher's advertising, 9" H. Red cloth with gilt lettering & decoration on spine and front board. Illustrated with numerous b&w photographs (collated). The author was the founder of the Royal Aero Club (1901) and the first Hon. Treasurer of the Royal Automobile Club (1897) and wrote two previous books - "Fifty Years of Travel by Land, Water and Air" and "Through Lapland with Skis and Reindeer". Chaper headings for "Round the World": The Voyage Out; From America to Hawaii; Pictures of the Pacific Islands; A Visit to Japan; Japanese Entertainment and the Drama; Korea and the Inland Sea; Through China to Hong-Kong; A Taste of the Jungle; Home Matters; From London to Brazil; The Falkland Isles; The Tip of South America; The Lands of the Incas; The Panama Canal; Cuba: How Tobacco is Grown; The National Game of Pelota; Florida Modernized; The Paradise of Fishermen; In the Track of the Ancient Voyagers; How We Lost Java; The Industries and Resources of Java; Travelling in Java; A Palace Ceremony; The Borobudur Temple; Java: Town and Country; The Island of Bali; The Ritual of Cremation; From Bali to Australia and New Zealand through Torres Straits and the Great Barrier Reef; Maori Land; The South Sea Islands; Back to Civilization; Appendices: Suggestions for an EmpireTourist Bureau; By Air to Lausanne; Index. Very light browning on free endpapers, previous owner's name in ink and faint erased pencil writing marks on front free endpaper, small edge tear on page leaf 259/260 - archivally taped, light browning to edges of text block, very light soiling on top of text block, light edge wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine with two tiny tears at top, one small corner bump, scattered small water stains and a few light stains on front board with some color loss - plus a tiny water stain on rear board. 
Price: 35.00 USD
I WOULD DO IT AGAIN:  REMINISCENCES OF THE ROCKIES., Campbell, Robert E.  Foreword by T.U. "Tommy" Primrose.
5 Campbell, Robert E. Foreword by T.U. "Tommy" Primrose. I WOULD DO IT AGAIN: REMINISCENCES OF THE ROCKIES.
Toronto Ryerson Press 1959 First Edition Very Good- Good- 
204 pp, 8 5/8" H. B&w photographs. "Urged many times to write the story of his life, Mr. Robert Campbell, now in his eighty-eighth year, finally acceded to the request. The result is this very readable book of reminiscence, rich in humour and history, adventure and anecdote, told by a master storyteller. In a breezy and colloquial style the author tells of his experiences in and around Banff, of his political life, experiences in the army during World War I, and his encounters with important visitors in the Canadian Rockies. This is not only a fascinating story, but a valuable record of early days when the Rockies were just beginning to attract attention as a tourist centre for the world." A few scattered very small light stains on page 49, light edge wear, small bump at three corners, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, creases at top of rear panel, several edge tears archivally taped, light rubbing/soiling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
PEEPS AT MANY LANDS:  CANADA., Cranston, J. Herbert.
6 Cranston, J. Herbert. PEEPS AT MANY LANDS: CANADA.
London A. & C. Black 1935 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
Vancouver Douglas & McIntyre 1982 0888943601 / 9780888943606 Very Good+ Very Good+ Nicholas de Grandmaison. 
124 pp, 12 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated with colour reproductions, b&w photographs. "(P)resents 64 of de Grandmaison's finest Indian portraits, all from the Bank of Montreal collection. Superbly reproduced in color, they are enhanced by J. Russell Harper's introduction and a text from Hugh A. Dempsey, Chief Curator of the Glenbow Museum. Dr. Dempsey sketches in the details of de Grandmaison's life, provides a background to the history and way of life of the native peoples the artist painted, and writes informative, sometimes anecdotal, captions about the subjects themselves. The very names of these people are fascinating: Favorite Ill Walker, Blue Flash of Lightning, Sinew Feet, Mrs. Shot Both Sides." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor rubbing and mnor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 30.00 USD
ALBERTA HISTORY.  VOLUME 25, NUMBERS 2-4 (SPRING/SUMMER/AUTUMN 1977), VOLUME 26, NUMBERS 1-4 (WINTER/SPRING/SUMMER/AUTUMN 1978), VOLUME 27, NUMBERS 1 & 2 (WINTER/SPRING 1979), VOLUME 28, NUMBER 1 (WINTER 1980).  10 NUMBERS IN TOTAL., Dempsey, Hugh A., Editor.  Donald B. Smith, J.W. Chalmers, L.J. Wilson, D.J. Hall, C.E.D. Wood, john Liss, W.T. Williamson, Elise A. Corbet, Tom M. Henson, Terry L. Chapman, Rolf, T. Lund, Colin A. Thomson, Eric, J. Holmgren, Anne B. Woywitka, et al.
8 Dempsey, Hugh A., Editor. Donald B. Smith, J.W. Chalmers, L.J. Wilson, D.J. Hall, C.E.D. Wood, john Liss, W.T. Williamson, Elise A. Corbet, Tom M. Henson, Terry L. Chapman, Rolf, T. Lund, Colin A. Thomson, Eric, J. Holmgren, Anne B. Woywitka, et al. ALBERTA HISTORY. VOLUME 25, NUMBERS 2-4 (SPRING/SUMMER/AUTUMN 1977), VOLUME 26, NUMBERS 1-4 (WINTER/SPRING/SUMMER/AUTUMN 1978), VOLUME 27, NUMBERS 1 & 2 (WINTER/SPRING 1979), VOLUME 28, NUMBER 1 (WINTER 1980). 10 NUMBERS IN TOTAL.
Calgary, Alberta Historical Society of Alberta Very Good 
10 numbers of Alberta History, running from Spring 1977 to Spring 1979 plus Winter 1980, 10" H, each 40 pp. Colour pictorial covers, b&w photographs, drawings, maps, political cartoons. Articles cover: Half-Breed Commission; 1919 Royal Visit; Treaty No. 6; Road to Banff, 1890; Tom Kerr; Ku Klux Klan; Early Eugenics Movement; Skiing in Banff; Black Immigration; High Level Bridge; Women in Labour Movement; Railway to Athabasca; Bobtail Land Surrender; Edmonton Theatres; Arthur Evans; Stocking the Canadian Range; Elliott Galt Letters; Chivaree; Alberta Field Force; George Chipman; Buffalo Bone Industry; Ella Hartt, Photographer; Labouring on the Railroad; Killing a Wetigo; Calgary Land Reservation; To the Red Deer River; etc. Interior - Spring 1979 has a small stain at bottom edge of twp pages otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - six books with light fading and/or light browning on spine/rearhinge area - two books with moderate fading in same area, very light to light rubbing/soiling - mostly on rear covers, minor edge wear, a few soft wrinkles on some covers, Summer and Autumn 1978 have a slight bump at top corner. 
Price: 55.00 USD
Calgary, Alberta T. Edwards Thonger 1952 First Edition Good 
236 pp, 12" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. Alternate pages are advertising for local and/or related businesses/services/etc. Contents: The Greatest Outdoor Show On Earth; The Stampede Is Born; "Let 'Er Buck"; The Victory Stampede 1919; Prince of Wales Cowboy; Midnight, Hell On Hooves; Clem Gardner, Cowman; Four Of A Kind; 1924 To 1934. Prosperity and Depression; 1935-1952. The Lush Years; The Livestock Show; Royal Winter Stampede 1951; The Corral The Stampede Built; L'Envoi; The Record Tells The Story; Do You "Savvy The Burro"?; Banff Indian Days; Square Dance Glamour; Calgary, Canada's Oil Capital. Interior - covers have pulled away from their glue-down area exposing staples and glue residue, area of excess glue residue and surface paper loss on last page and inside of rear cover, very soft crease at top corner of approx. page 165 to end of book. Exterior - minor browning to top of text block, spine and front cover; two tiny ink marks and one small corner crease on front cover; very light edge wear; small area of soiling on bottom of text block. 
Price: 35.00 USD
CITY TO CITY., Morris, Jan.
10 Morris, Jan. CITY TO CITY.
Toronto Macfarlane Walter & Ross 1990 Very Good Very Good Barry Blitt. 
173 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w illustrations. "During her regular visits to Canada over the past thirty-five years, (Morris) has watched its evolution with a mixture of empathy, fascination, and frustration. She finds the preoccupation with national identity baffling, since she herself has no trouble in differentiating Canada from every other country in the world. Nowhere in Canada, she says, could she ever imagine herself to be in the United States. The pursuit of happiness nowadays, she believes, can be better pursued north of the border. Indeed, she described the Canadian society as 'on the whole, the most admirable on earth', and writes that she is 'not ashamed to say that I have grown to love the country'. Not that 'City to City' is all sweetness and praise. Her assessments of the ten places she writes about - St John's, Newfoundland; St Andrews, New Brunswick; Montreal; Ottawa; Toronto; Saskatoon; Edmonton; Banff; Vancouver; and Yellowknife - are never predictable. In fact, her reaction is sometimes the opposite of what Canadians might expect. Some of the cities that Canadians consider 'world class' fall, in her view, well short of the mark. In smaller places, which many urban Canadians dismiss as provincial and uninteresting, she discovers great value and appeal. Canadians may not be flattered by everything Jan Morris has to say about their country, but no reader will fail to be stimulated, informed and entertained. Deeply personal and yet brilliantly researched, highly readable and yet profoundly resonant, (it) is an astute portrayal of a country poised on the brink between true nationhood and disintegration." Light browning to fore-edge and top of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small bump at bottom edge of front board. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has very light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
CASTLEGUARD., Muir, Dalton and Ford, Derek.  Foreword by J. Keith Fraser.
11 Muir, Dalton and Ford, Derek. Foreword by J. Keith Fraser. CASTLEGUARD.
Ottawa Ministry of Environment 1985 0660117908 / 9780660117904 First Edition 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
ANDRE BIELER: AN ARTIST'S LIFE AND TIMES., Smith, Frances K.  Introduction by Michael Bell.
12 Smith, Frances K. Introduction by Michael Bell. ANDRE BIELER: AN ARTIST'S LIFE AND TIMES.
Toronto Merritt 1980 092088606X / 9780920886069 First Edition Near Fine Very Good Andre Bieler. 
176 pp, 4to (11 3/4" H). Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w reproductions, b&w photographs. "This study of the life and work of Andre Bieler, one of Canada's most important living artists, spans eighty-three years of his life and art in Europe, the United States and Canada. It studies him against the flowering of twentieth-century Canadian art, a fascinating history in itself. (S)tarts with (his) birth in Switzerland in 1896, tracing his European family roots, his World War I experiences and his traditional artist's apprenticeship in Europe, his arrival in Canada as a young artist and subsequent exploration of the rural 'habitant' way of life in Quebec's L'ile d'Orleans and on the north shore of the St. Lawrence River. Most important, the author shows us the extraordinary creative energy of Andre Bieler, his exuberance and intense love of people and life that, even in his eighties, keep him experimenting in art, traveling across Canada, Europe and Mexico in search of his subject, and which define him as an artist of classic, versatile and sustained talent." Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of hinges and flap-folds, 1" faint line indentation on front panel, tiny dent/closed perforation on rear hinge. 
Price: 30.00 USD
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Fifth House 1995 1895618657 / 9781895618655 First Edition Near Fine Very Good+ 
294 pp, 10" H. B&w photographs, maps. "Between 1915 and 1946, some ten thousand men were put to work in western Canada's national parks. They were the country's unwanted - unskilled foreign workers, the jobless and the homeless, conscientious objectors, perceived enemies of the state, and prisoners of war. These men had committed no crimes, but because of war or depression, they were seen as a possible threat to public order and a potential source of civil unrest. The Canadian government consequently sent them to the parks - world-renowned places such as Banff, Jasper, and Yoho - where they were held under duress in isolated work camps for months, sometimes years. (This) is the first comprehensive, illustrated history of the national park labour camp story, examining where and when the various groups were interned and how they were treated and employed. It also describes their significant contributions to the built environment of the parks - including many of the heritage buildings - at a time when such development would not normally have been undertaken." Book is Near Fine. Dust jacket gas a tiny scuff/dent on rear panel, tiny light scuff at top of rear flap-fold. 
Price: 20.00 USD
FLYPAST.  NO. 41.  DECEMBER 1984.  (FLY PAST.), Ward, Frank, ed.  (David Oliver, Jeremy Collins, Paul Brindley, Paul Coggan.)
14 Ward, Frank, ed. (David Oliver, Jeremy Collins, Paul Brindley, Paul Coggan.) FLYPAST. NO. 41. DECEMBER 1984. (FLY PAST.)
Key, Stamford, Lincs., 1984. 
68 pp, 11 11/16" H, soft cover (magazine format, stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, 4 pages color. Contents: Airfield Archaeology (Banff airfield in WWII); Anson at Risk; Riviera Firecats (Grumman Tracker water bombers) ; The Collectair (aeronautica); Museums of the World (Swedish Air Force Museum); Dive Bombers (Curtiss Helldiver); Harlingen '84 (including Confederate Airshow); Aviation Archaeology (update on Wellington in Loch Ness); Preservation News; E n g i n e s ( S unbeam); Harry Ferguson (first Briton to design, build and fly his own monoplane 75 years ago); Type Report (six years of Mustang International); Holm Run (Lockheed test pilot Skip Holm - Reno Air Races). Interior - minor brownin g to p ag es , ot h er wi se clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear to covers, light wear on spine, very light rubbing and date stamp on rear cover, short light scratch on front cover, light browning to edges of te xtb loc k. V G 
Price: 10.00 USD

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