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ERINDALE AT THE CROOK OF THE CREDIT., Adamson, Jean.
1 Adamson, Jean. ERINDALE AT THE CROOK OF THE CREDIT.
Cheltenham, Ontario Boston Mills Press 1978 0919822126 / 9780919822122 Revised Edition Very Good 
80 pp, 10" H. Number 16, Credit Valley Series. B&w photographs, map. Contents: The Crook of the Credit; Beginning the Village; A Doctor's Letter; Life in the Village; Roads; Churches; School Days; Doctors; Social Events; Politics; Erindale Hydro; Ice Cutting on the Pond; Falconer House; Toronto House; Magrath Estate; Schreiber Estate; Evans Estate. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, minor rubbing on rear cover. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
2 Ashe, David and Burnell, Joyce. OAKVILLE STREET NAMES & LANDMARKS.
London, Ontario Burnell Creighton 2007 0978428803 / 9780978428808 Very Good Very Good 
168 pp, small 4to (10 1/4" H). B&w and colour photographs and reproductions. "This collection is based on the life's work of David Ashe, who while employed as a draftsperson with the Town of Oakville compiled a listing of legal survey plans and registry information on the streets of Oakville. Being a researcher at heart, he went further and spent countless hours of his spare time gathering the history behind Oakville's streets. Joyce Burnell has picked a selection of Ashe's street histories and has added several Oakville landmarks - some of which are not longer here. Add to this, interesting archival images - some never before seen - combined with newer colour photographs and you have an intriguing reflection of Oakville's unique history. With close to 100 street name histories and over 40 landmarks featured, these interesting vignettes make for an easy, enjoyable read. This book links Oakville's street names to local, regional, national and international people, places and things. With such a diverse selection and varied inspirations, you may be surprised!" Very small bump at top/bottom of spine, a few very small bumps at bottom edge of front board, tiny tear at bottom of rear hinge. Dust jacket has some light wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and bottom of front flap, tiny tear at bottom of rear hinge - archivally taped. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
BARBED LYRES:  CANADIAN VENOMOUS VERSE., Atwood, Margaret, foreword.  (Tom Denholm, Glen Stone, Denis Woollings, Brian Davis, Gerry MacIntosh, Pierre Berton, Robertson Davies, Hoard Engel, Tomson Highway, Dennis Lee, Robert Priest, al Purdy, Charles Pachter, Mavor Moore, Don Harron, et al.)
3 Atwood, Margaret, foreword. (Tom Denholm, Glen Stone, Denis Woollings, Brian Davis, Gerry MacIntosh, Pierre Berton, Robertson Davies, Hoard Engel, Tomson Highway, Dennis Lee, Robert Priest, al Purdy, Charles Pachter, Mavor Moore, Don Harron, et al.) BARBED LYRES: CANADIAN VENOMOUS VERSE.
Toronto Key Porter 1990 1550132520 / 9781550132526 First Edition Very Good Very Good Aislin (Terry Mosher). 
112 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w illustrations by political cartoonist Aislin. "(W)inning entries and special celebrity submissions from a nationwide contest for satircal verse (judged by) author Margaret Atwood, columnist Allan Fotheringham and songwriter Nancy White. Over 100 of the best entries are featured. Also included are poems submitted by invitation from: Pierre Berton, Robertson Davies, Howard Engel, Don Harron, Tomson Highway, Dennis Lee, Mavor Moore, Susan Musgrave, Eric Nichol, Charles Pachter, Robert Priest, Al Purdy, Erika Ritter, Robin Skelton, et al." A 1/2" dia raised area under the front pastedown endpaper - causes a same size shallow dent in first few pages. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of front flap-fold and top of front hinge, minor edge wrinkling at top of rear flap. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
4 Bond, Courtney C.J. WHERE RIVERS MEET: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF OTTAWA.
Windsor Publications, n.p., (1984), Ist edition. 
191 pp, 4to, hard cover in dust jacket. Pictorial endpapers, profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions, maps, color plates. Contents: Early Civilization; Highway to the Interior; Settlers and Soldiers; Engineering the Canal; The Timber Days; American Entrepreneurs; Canada's Capital; Railways Westward; Culture and Growth; Centennial Pride; Partners in Progress; Bibliography. Light edge wear, to boards. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling. VG+/VG+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
5 Bryan, George J. BRYAN'S REVIEW OF OAKVILLE. ILLUSTRATED. 1923-4.
Toronto Bryan's Publications Good- 
33 pp, 9" H. c1924. B&w photographs, drawings, advertisements. Section headings include: Commerce of Oakville; Building Activities; Industries of Oakville; A Successful Industry; Where Oakville Aluminum is Made; Highway Floral Display; Oakville Utilities Commission; Schools of Oakville; War Monument; Lake Shore Motor Bus Line; Hotel Gibson, etc. Many advertisements for local and Toronto businesses. Interior - light rusting to staples with old tape re-inforcement at center of book, tiny bump at fore-edge of pages 1 to 16, small soft crease at top/bottom corners of pages, a few tiny faint foxing marks on last page and inside of rear cover. Exterior - very faint tiny foxing marks on covers, small area of surface paper loss and three tiny stains on front cover, soft corner creases, wrinkling at spine area. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
SURVIVE!  MY FIGHT FOR LIFE IN THE HIGH SIERRAS., DeLeo, Peter.
6 DeLeo, Peter. SURVIVE! MY FIGHT FOR LIFE IN THE HIGH SIERRAS.
Simon & Schuster, New York, 2005, first edition. 
241 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0743270061 B&w photographs. "When Peter DeLeo set out one Sunday morning on a sightseeing and photography trip over the central Sierra Nevada mountains in California, he had no idea th at he would soon be fighting for his life with the odds stacked very much against him. DeLeo's single-engine plane encountered turbulence, and he and his two passengers crashed in the mountains. All three survived the accident but sustain e d m u l t i p le injuries. DeLeo had broken ribs, a shattered ankle, and a badly damaged shoulder. After assessing their situation, they decided that the passengers should remain with the plane while DeLeo would hike out to bring back help. It w as al re ad y wi nt er; he left the limited emergency supplies with the plane's passengers; and he was hampered by his injuries, but DeLeo was determined to get help. He found or improvised shelter at night, carefully warmed himself during the day tim e , d ran k f ro m s mal l pools of melted snow and ice, and slowly but steadily made his way toward civilization. Suffering from exhaustion and on the verge of collapse, he found a hot spring that provided him with temporary warmth and ins ects to ea t. Inju ries , d ehyd rati on, malnutrition, and a two-day blizzard slowed him, and a rockslide nearly killed him just as he glimpsed the valley and highway that he so desperately sought, but De Leo's courage saw him through....Peter DeL eo te lls his re marka ble s tory in g rippi ng detail. His amazing saga is destined to become a classic." Bump to top corner of both boards, slight bump at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of flap-folds, minor wrinkl ing at top of spin e. Ve ry Goo d/Ver y Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE HIGHWAY TRAFFIC ACT.  REVISED STATUTES OF ONTARIO, 1937.  CHAPTER 288.  AS AMENDED BY 1938, CHAPTER 17 AND 1939, CHAPTER 20., Department of Highways, Motor Vehicles Branch.
7 Department of Highways, Motor Vehicles Branch. THE HIGHWAY TRAFFIC ACT. REVISED STATUTES OF ONTARIO, 1937. CHAPTER 288. AS AMENDED BY 1938, CHAPTER 17 AND 1939, CHAPTER 20.
Toronto T.E. Bowman 1939 Very Good 
100 pp, 6 1/2" H. Contents: Interpretation; Registration and Permits; Requirement as to Equipment; Chauffeur's Licences; Garage and Storage Licences; Rate of Speed; Weight and Load; Rules of the Road; Prohibitions and Responsibility for Accidents; Arrests, Impounding of Motor Vehicles and Rewards; Procedure, Penalties and Conviction; Traction Engines on Highways; Operator's Licence; Financial Responsibility of Owners and Drivers; Accident Reporting, Statistics and Rating; Schedule A: Certificate of Justice; Miscellaneous: Criminal Code (Extracts from); Index. Interior - staples slightly rusty, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor wear at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
ONTARIO'S ROADS AND STREETS:  AN ENGINEERING STUDY OF ROAD AND STREET NEEDS BY THE MUNICIPALITIES OF ONTARIO AND THE DEPARTMENT OF HIGHWAYS., Department of Highways.  W.J. Fulton, Deputy Minister.
8 Department of Highways. W.J. Fulton, Deputy Minister. ONTARIO'S ROADS AND STREETS: AN ENGINEERING STUDY OF ROAD AND STREET NEEDS BY THE MUNICIPALITIES OF ONTARIO AND THE DEPARTMENT OF HIGHWAYS.
Toronto Department of Highways 1958 Good 
57 pp, 9 1/4" H x 12 1/8" D. Photographs (some aerial), maps, tables, graphs. Frontispiece shows the newly built $19 million Burlington Bay Skyway. Contents: Foreword; Summary; Economic Activities Generate Highway Needs; Traffic and Government; Cooperative Study; Urban Street Needs; County and Township Road Needs; Provincial Highway Needs; Programs and Policies; Appendix. Shows a Classification Plan for Cobourg, Proposed 20-Year Major Street Improvements for Brantford, Metropolitan Toronto Expressway Plan, Backlog Plus 5-Year Needs on King's Highways, Design Standards, Work Sheets, etc. Interior - progressively smaller soft bump at top corner of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - small creases at corners of covers, very light edge wear, light rubbing on rear cover, several tiny and small scuffs on covers - mainly on rear cover. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
9 Dobbs, Kildare. RIBBON OF HIGHWAY: BY BUS ALONG THE TRANS-CANADA.
Toronto Little, Brown 1992 20316187828 Very Good Very Good 
239 pp, 9 1/4" H. "World-traveller Kildare Dobbs has ridden the transcontinental buses to rediscover Canada for himself. He travelled more than 7,000 miles by bus along the world's longest national highway, the Trans Canada that runs from St. John's, Newfoundland to Victoria, British Columbia. The result is a portrait of the immense land, a travel book lit by memories and imagination, and at the same time a chorus of Canadian voices, as the seatmates who travel with him tell their stories. Bus travellers tend not to be people who talk to Royal Commissioners or phone-in media shows. Yet going quietly about their lives they're truly representative of their origins and their country." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top edge, minor browning at top edge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
10 Dobrowolsky, Helene. Foreword by Dr. William Beahen. LAW OF THE YUKON: A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF THE MOUNTED POLICE IN THE YUKON.
Whitehorse, Yukon Lost Moose 1995 0969461267 / 9780969461265 Very Good+ Very Good+ 
192 pp, 12 1/4" H. B&w and colour photographs, maps, reproductions. Contents: Introduction; The First Post - Fort Constantine; The Klondike Gold Rush; Reinforcements Meet the Great Stampede; After the Rush; First Nations People and the Police; Crime, Conspiracy and Court; Women and the Force; Patrolling the Yukon; At Ease; Wartime and Alaska Highway Construction; Dog Stories; Policing Today; Honour Roll; Reference: Endnotes; Selected Bibliography; Illustrations; Index. Minor bump at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, minor rubbing, very soft crease at top of rear panel and flap, 1" faint line indentation on front panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
11 Dyer, Gwynne. IGNORANT ARMIES: SLIDING INTO WAR IN IRAQ.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 2003 0771029772 / 9780771029776 Second Printing Near Fine 
189 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). "Around the world thoughtful people are asking one vital question: How could an unspeakable terrorist act carried out by a small group of Islamist zealots, most of them Saudi Arabian, result in war being declared on Iraq, a country with a brutal but firmly secular government that had no known connection with 9/11? Is it a grotesque mistake, a sinister plot, or just the strategic equivalent of a highway pileup? Far too many politicians and journalists who should know better have swallowed the story that Saddam Hussein is a threat to the West, that his weapons of mass destruction are about to fall into the hands of suicidal terrorist fanatics, and that we must invade Iraq before the Beast of Baghdad eats us, hair and all. And too few observers have pointed out that the weapons are not very dangerous, that Saddam has been successfully contained for over a decade without a war, and that the emperor has not clothes." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
SILVER CENTRE (THE STORY OF AN ONTARIO MINING CAMP)., Fancy, Peter.
12 Fancy, Peter. SILVER CENTRE (THE STORY OF AN ONTARIO MINING CAMP).
Cobalt, Ontario Highway Book Shop 1985 0889543062 / 9780889543065 First Edition Very Good Good Signed by Author
145 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps, diagrams. SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE. "Silver Centre was one of Canada's celebrated mining camps. It discovered millions of dollars in silver ore (when silver's price averaged 50 cents an ounce) and probably has as much mineral wealth today in its unexamined Keewatin ground for some future economic development. But most importantly, in terms of Ontario's social history , this Silver Centre story represents the way of life for many of the people living in northern Ontario during the early years of (the twenieth) century. The story follows in detail the mining prospectors of 1907 - their silver discoveries; the early mines - their success and failures; the depressing World War I years; then rebirth with the mother lode discovery in 1920 and its climactic decade of phenomenal silver treasure; finally, the inevitable exhaustion of known deposits. Falling metal prices discourage continued searches. Mines close - sudden abandonment. This particular drama of prospectors and developers struggling with the Precambrian rocks is a constant, unifying theme. (This) is the story of a mining community and its people, of fellowship and stubborn pleasure." Very light edge wear, previous owner's name/date in ink on free front endpaper and embossed blind stamp on half-title page. A previous owner has amended the map of Silver Centre, 1924, adding the location of two rinks and a ball park, extending the left side of the map to show the rail yard, railway station and loading ramp, and filling in some squares indicating the location of buildings with red ink. Very light browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has a few small tears (archivally taped) and chips; moderate wrinkling along top edge; light browning - moderate on spine; light soiling and rubbing; small light stain, partial cup mark on front panel; small area of tiny perforations on rear panel; book color offset on inside surface; now in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE IAMBICS OF NEWFOUNDLAND: NOTES FROM AN UNKNOWN SHORE., Finch, Robert.
13 Finch, Robert. THE IAMBICS OF NEWFOUNDLAND: NOTES FROM AN UNKNOWN SHORE.
New York Counterpoint 2007 158243154X / 9781582431543 First Edition Very Good+ Very Good+ 
270 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). "After spending the greater part of a decade traveling around the island of Newfoundland, at 'the edge of North America', beloved nature writer and host of an NPR radio series Robert Finch chronicles the people, geography, and wildlife of this remote and lovely place. From the shear cliffs of Cape Spear overlooking the Atlantic, the beaches of Sandy Cove (about eight miles by road from Squid Tickle), the steep streets of St. John's, and the moss-covered tundra of the southern coast, Finch carefully collects the intimate stories of birds and moose and foxes - and the people who share their space. He evokes an untrammeled landscape of raw beauty even as he tells a tale of economic hardship, with the local cod fisheries deplete and very little industry to replace it. Finch's ear is finely attuned to the vernaclar of Newfoundlander's stories; he revels in the particular cadences and unexpected movement of their tales. With a boundless curiosity, a profound appreciation for the beauty of everyday life and prose as hospitable and full of good humor as the people he encounters, Finch brings alive a wide array of characters - fishermen, hunters and hitchhikers, newcomers and old timers - and an island tucked between provinces, languages, and cultures, a land of ancient hardship and stirring beauty." Slight bump at top of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling - mainly at top of spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE STORY OF CANADIAN ROADS., Guillet, Edwin C.
14 Guillet, Edwin C. THE STORY OF CANADIAN ROADS.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1968 Very Good+ Very Good 
246 pp, 11 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions, maps, drawings. "From portage trails snaking their way through the wilderness to superhighways carrying the raw materials and produce of an industrial nation, Canada's roads have had a romantic but long-neglected history. The problems which Canada has faced in seeking to connect two oceans by road would have been formidable even in a land more densely populated. Early builders found their way blocked by forest and swamp, rivers, rocks, vast areas of grassland, mountains, and muskeg. Their gradual success is recounted from the woodland trail cleared by Champlain in Acadia on through the early construction by corvee in New France; the Temiscouta Trail between the Atlantic Provinces and the Canadas; the infamous corduroy roads and bridges which jolted passengers unmercifully and lamed their horses; the plank roads, Canada's first contribution to road-building science; the cart tracks cut into the virgin prairies by Metis buffalo hunters; the Cariboo Road, build through sheer canyons and over mountain passes to the gold fields fo the Upper Fraser; and the vehicles which travelled these routes - the wonderul assortment of sleighs, caleches, buckboards, Red River carts, wagons, and stage-coaches of the nineteenth century. Then came the automobile, and with it an unprecedented personal mobility. Today Canada's roads are one of her principal resources. The Trans-Canada Highway, a dream for most of a century, has forged a new tie of asphalt and concrete, unifying the country." Dust jacket has very light edge wear, tiny dent on front hinge. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
KISS OF THE FUR QUEEN., Highway, Tomson.
15 Highway, Tomson. KISS OF THE FUR QUEEN.
Toronto Doubleday Canada 1998 0385256523 / 9780385256520 First Edition Near Fine Near Fine 
310 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). The author's first novel. Two small Cree boys are torn from their family and placed in a Catholic residential school where their names are changed and they are forced to speak English only. As young men, they move to Winnipeg where they confront racism, but are always watched over by the 'Fur Queen', a beautiful young woman they saw in their childhood in a photograph and have taken as their guardian angel. "Native story-telling techniques with European narrative form to create an engaging, funny, passionate and triumphant novel about the experience of being a stranger in your own land." Book is Near Fine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, and very minor rubbing. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
O.P.P.:  THE HISTORY OF THE ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE FORCE., Higley, Dahn D.
16 Higley, Dahn D. O.P.P.: THE HISTORY OF THE ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE FORCE.
Toronto Queen's Printer 1984 0774389648 / 9780774389648 First Edition Very Good+ Very Good 
668 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "The OPP came into existence (in 1909) with a total strength of fifty-one men, of whom forty-four were constables deployed across the vast province. By the end of World War I in 1918, only twenty-six constables were still serving with the force, but returning veterans were sought for enlistment with the provincials and the force grew, assuming every-increasing responsibilities for policing the province. Liquor law enforcement during the rumrunning days of the 1920s, and the creation of a highway patrol in 1930 played major parts in the evolution of the provincial police. The story of the OPP includes tales of murder, sabotage, corruption, and political influences. There were relief expeditions to the north in the wake of devastating forest fires, and confrontations with hoboes, harvesters, and loafers. Violent crimes, jail-breaks, war services, and industrial disputes all had to be contended with, and not a few members of the provincial police were killed in the performance of their duties over the years. 'Hepburn's Private Army' and 'Drew's Gestapo' gave rise to much criticism of the provincials, and embarrassing Royal Commissions did little to enhance the image or the morale of Ontario's finest. Despite the challenges to its continued existence, the OPP has emerged today as one of the finest, best equipped, and most brilliantly led police forces in the world." Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top edge.. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
DOCUMENTS ON CANADIAN EXTERNAL RELATIONS VOLUME 9  1942-1943.  DOCUMENTS RELATIFS AUX RELATIONS EXTERIEURES DU CANADA., Hilliker, John F., editor.
17 Hilliker, John F., editor. DOCUMENTS ON CANADIAN EXTERNAL RELATIONS VOLUME 9 1942-1943. DOCUMENTS RELATIFS AUX RELATIONS EXTERIEURES DU CANADA.
Hull, Quebec Department of External Affairs 1980 0660504642 / 9780660504643 Very Good 
1891 pp, 9 5/16" H. Dark maroon cloth with gilt lettering/coat of arms/banding and black title blocks on spine, gilt coat of arms on front cover. B&w photographs, fold-out map at rear. Bilingual French/English Introduction / Location of Documents / List of Persons / Captions to Illustrations / Indexes. Main text English only. This volume "deals with the evolution of Canadian policy during the middle years of the war, from the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, until the end of 1943. During those years, attention shifted from working out the bases of Canada's participation, as 'a belligerent second only to Britain as a Commonwealth military power', to an attempt to define this country's place in an Allied war effort dominated by much larger nations. That effort was important not only because Canadians were concerned about the conduct of the war itself but also because precedents were being established which would profoundly affect their interests once peace returned. It was a time of testing Canada's sovereignty and for determining the recognition which the country might expect for its contribution to victory." Chapter headings: Conduct of External Relations; Conduct of War; Post-War Planning; United Nations Organizations and Conferences; Other International Organizations and Conferences; Commonwealth Relations; Relations with the United States; Relations with France; Bilateral Relations; Appendices. Tiny bump at top of front hinge, light shelf soiling on bottom of text block, minor soiling on top of text block. 
Price: 95.00 USD
 
 
THE NEW LISKEARD STORY., Kurowski, Louis S.
18 Kurowski, Louis S. THE NEW LISKEARD STORY.
New Liskeard, Ontario Louis S. Kurowski 1983 First Edition Very Good - 
(81) printed pages (reverse of each leaf blank) + pages of b&w photograph illustrations not included in the pagination, 11" H. Medium blue card covers with black lettering on front cover, stapled with black binding tape on spine. A local history of New Liskeard, Ontario. This book appears to have been produced using a type of stencil duplicating process. Contents: The Early Scene; C.C. Farr; Early Settlers and the Hardships; Temiskaming & Northern Ontario Railway; Other Methods of Travel; The Ferguson Highway; Pioneers Recall; George Alvin (Allie) Bateson; Mrs. S.B. Moore; Mr. & Mrs. Frank Herron; Alex Brown and Ruth Brown (Nee: Howard); Fiftieth Anniversary Celebrations; Interesting People; McCamus-McKelvie Partnersip; Ruby Dunn Wathen; Ernest Sawford-Dye; Our Schools; New Liskeard Public School; New Liskeard Secondary School; Separate Schools; Demonstration Farm; Seventy-Fifth Anniversary; Our Sister Town; Footnotes; Appendices: Song of the Hub, by George White; Mayors of the Town of New Liskeard; T. & N.O. Railway Timetable (1906); Participants at the 50th Anniversary Celebrations at New Liskeard who came to this area up to 1900. Interior - soft crease,curl at top corner of pages up to page 5, tiny/very small curl at top/bottom corner of most pages, small soft crease at top edge of page 54 to end of book, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - soft creases at three corners, soft wrinkling at top rear edge, a few minor line dents on covers. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE MAKING OF THE CANADIAN WEST; BEING THE REMINISCENCES OF AN EYE-WITNESS., MacBeth, R.G., Rev.
19 MacBeth, R.G., Rev. THE MAKING OF THE CANADIAN WEST; BEING THE REMINISCENCES OF AN EYE-WITNESS.
Toronto Coles 1973 Facsimile Edition. Near Fine Very Good- 
230 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, drawings. A facsimile of the edition published by William Briggs, Toronto, 1898. "As a boy, R.G. MacBeth witnessed the struggle we now know as the Riel Rebellion. His account begins with the barring to the new Canadian governor of the highway between Fort Garry and the border on October 21, 1869, and ends with the triumphant return of the Winnipeg Light Infantry to Winnipeg in 1885. Written from 'notes made nightly at the camp-fire' while the author took part in the military campaign, the story is dramatic and authentic. However, there is more here than simply sources for the military or political historian. The book brings to life the drama of frontier days. The remarkable men who shaped the West walk again: Ambroise Lepine, Riel's huge lieutenant, 'the only one who manifested anything like manliness after it was over'; Dr. John Shultz, who escaped from the rebels by running six miles on an injured leg through arctic temperatures; Donald A. Smith, the commissioner from Ottawa, 'a man of rare skill and tact'; Riel himself, who 'felt the wine of a new movement in his system'. The heart-breaking struggle of these men and their contemporaries to create a new land is graphically portrayed." Dust jacket has light edge rubbing, small tear (archivally taped) with creases at top of front flap-fold. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE FAMILIES OF MERIGOLD'S POINT., Martin, Dorothy L.
20 Martin, Dorothy L. THE FAMILIES OF MERIGOLD'S POINT.
Mississauga, Ontario Mississauga Heritage Foundation 1984 0969199503 / 9780969199502 First Edition Very Good 
155 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w photographs, reproductions, maps, family trees. "Merigold's Point was the name given to a small formation of land jutting out into Lake Ontario, west of the Credit River. It consisted of the surveyed lots 27-33 and their broken fronts in Concessions 3 and 4, south of Dundas Street (S.D.S.), Toronto Township. Today, most of this land is owned by Gulf Canada, which is situated at the foot of Southdown Road and the Lake Shore Highway in Clarkson, Mississauga. Merigold's Point was part of the first purchase within the Mississauga Tract in 1805. Following the survey by Samuel Wilmot in 1806, settlers began to arrive - one of the first being Thomas Merigold, who settled there with several families from New Brunswick, forming a new neighbourhood which came to be known as Merigold's Point." Contents: Prologue; The Setting; The Merigold Family; The Jarvis Family; The Bradley Family; The Thompson Family; The Marlatt Family; The Bradley Museum; Footnotes/References; Bibliography; Appendices; Index. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor fading at top edge of rear cover, very light crease and a few very tiny soiling marks on spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
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