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CHEADLE'S JOURNAL OF TRIP ACROSS CANADA, 1862-1863., Cheadle, Walter B.  Introduction and notes by A.G. Doughty and Gustave Lanctot.  Introduction to new edition by Lewis H. Thomas.
1 Cheadle, Walter B. Introduction and notes by A.G. Doughty and Gustave Lanctot. Introduction to new edition by Lewis H. Thomas. CHEADLE'S JOURNAL OF TRIP ACROSS CANADA, 1862-1863.
Edmonton M.G. Hurtig 1971 0888300352 / 9780888300355 First Thus Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
311 pp, 7 5/8" H. B&w illustrations, fold-out map at rear."The incredible journey of William Fitzwilliam, Viscount Milton, and his long-suffering companion, Dr. Walter Butler Cheadle, over the uncharted Yellowhead route in 1862-63 was a highly improbable, miraculously successful expedition, well-seasoned with comic relief though it very nearly ended several times in tragedy. Dr. Cheadle's 'Journal' first appeared in 1931, sixty-six years after publication of 'The North-West Passage by Land', a bestselling account of the expedition supposedly co-authored by the young Lord Milton and his companion. Besides confirming suspicions that the first book was in fact Cheadle's, the 'Journal' is more candid about the two adventurer's motives ('we were a mere party of pleasure'), and a much more precise record of life and travel in the Northwest during the latter days of the fur trade era. Cheadle acknowledges the heavy debt owed by all of the early explorers to the plains Indians, who passed on to the first white men their sophistication in the ways of the wilderness. He also records the gradual demoralization of the native people under the impact of European culture. His own Assiniboine guide was an invaluable support to Cheadle, who had to cope not only with Lord Milton's constant petulance and frequent illness, but with the most obnoxious hitchhiker ever to cross the Rockies." On or two small faint areas of browning on edges of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear and tiny tears/creases - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds (archivally taped), slight fading to spine color, faint small writing impressions on front panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
Prospero 1998 0886653584 / 9780886653583 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
96 pp, 9 1/4" H. Pictorial endpapers, many b&w and colour reproductions, decorations. "The enigma of Guinevere, a beautiful and courageous queen or a disgraced adulteress, has received less attention than the achievements of King Arthur, the adventures of noble Sir Lancelot and other knights, the magic of Merlin, or the sorcery of Morgan Le Fay. A key figure in the life of Camelot, this remarkable woman is seen variously as a scholar, seductress, warrior and gentle beauty by the countless artists and writers who have depicted her. Who, then, was Guinevere? (This) is an elegant anthology of poetry and prose, literature and legend, with commentary by Arthurian scholar Andrea Hopkins, accompanied by beautiful illustrations from medieval manuscript illumination to pre-Raphaelite masterpieces. An enlightening introduction describes the contradictory traditions of Celtic oral sources and the blending of these strands by medieval writers into the complex legend we know know. Guinevere's roles - as educated scribe to the court, hapless victim of circumstances, wise counsellor, devoted wife of King Arthur, and lover of Sir Lancelot - are explored through writings through the centuries by detractors and admirers alike." Very light edge wear, Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling, light fading to spine color. 
Price: 12.50 USD
Don Mills, Ontario Fitzhenry and Whiteside 1973 0889020140 / 9780889020146 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Good+ 
207 pp, 11 1/4" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "(This) treasury of Canadian golf includes the complete records of the: Canadian Open Championships; Canadian Amateur Championships; Willingdon Cup Matches; Senior Championships of Canada; Canadian Junior Championships; Canadian Juvenile Championships; Interprovincial Senior and Junior Team Matches; Canadian Ladies' Open; Canadian Professional Championships. While tournament histories and records make the book invaluable to any golfer, the author has drawn on a storehouse of Canadian golf experience, gained from years of travelling the Canadian and International tournament scene, to recall colourful players, golf anecdotes, and footnotes on the Canadian style of play. Even Canada's position in the world of golf is recorded through international competition and the many international invitational matches, including individual achievements by Canadian golfers." Very light wrinkling at bottom of spine, small star-shaped stamp mark on rear pastedown. Dust jacket has several very small edge tears archivally taped, moderate wrinkling at top edge, light edge wear - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light soiling/rubbing on rear panel. 
Price: 35.00 USD
LAKE OF THE OLD UNCLES., Kenney, Gerard.
4 Kenney, Gerard. LAKE OF THE OLD UNCLES.
Toronto Dundurn 2008 1550028022 / 9781550028027 First Edition Soft Cover Near Fine 
193 pp, 9" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "Recounts a journey that began three-quarters of a century ago in a small village inn nestled in the Laurentian Hills of Quebec. One day, the journey will end at the village cemetery, just one kilometre from the inn. The traveller is the author. The trip is not long, but is rich in rural and natural experiences along the way. Gerard Kenney takes us along the route that led him to build a lone log cabin on the small and inaccessible Lake of the Old Uncles. No roads reach the pond, only a footpath. The hours spent in the quietude of the forest cabin have resulted in the author's personal philosophy, which was inspired by his hero, Henry David Thoreau. (He) shares with his readers the evolution of his philosophy through his personal experiences with the people and the wilderness flora and fauna he has encountered on his life's journey." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 15.00 USD
Toronto Ryerson Press Hard Cover Very Good 
132 pp, 16mo (6 5/8" H), dark blue cloth with gold lettering/decoration on spine. No date. B&w portrait. Looks at the life and work of William Henry Drummond, perhaps best known for his poems in French Canadian dialect . Contents: Biographical; Anthology; Appreciation; Glossary; Bibliography; Index. Very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, some darkening to edges of text block. 
Price: 20.00 USD
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1974 0771054505 / 9780771054501 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
190 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, maps. "(T)ells the story of Canada's Athabasca area in Northern Alberta. There, one of nature's mightiest rivers and the gigantic lake into which it flows have witnessed the exploits of fur-traders, explorers, missionaries and pioneers. Dr. MacGregor presents the region before the coming of the white man, the tentative beginnings of the fur-trade, the early explorations of Samuel Hearne and Peter Pond, the probing journeys of the voyageurs, the long and bitter rivalry between the Hudson's Bay Company and the North West Company for the rich fur resources of the region. Here are tales of advernturers and settlers, the scow brigades and sternwheeler crews, the railway builders and the airplane pilots, all of whom have set their mark on the region. Of special interest in the light of recent events, is the history of the development of the Athabasca oil sands, from its early beginnings at the turn of the (20th) century to the modern extraction complex of today." Minor wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine, tiny dent on front hinge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1963 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good- 
262 pp, 9 1/4" H. Map endpapers, b&w photographs, maps, reproductions. "John A. McDougall left his Ontario home in 1873 to seek his fortune in the West, first as a fur trader on the Fort Carlton Trail, and then for some fifty years as a merchant in Edmonton (population forty when he first arrived there in 1879). During his lifetime he saw the Indians signing their lands over to the Crown; watched the hamlet of Edmonton by-passed by the railroad and later cut off for weeks by hostile Indians during the second Riel Rebellion. He experienced the Edmonton boom when the Klondike rush began and the decline resulting from the gradual abandonment of the overland route to the Yukon. A long hard climb to prosperity followed. (This book) throws new light on an important section of Canadian history and illustrates the magnitude of the changes that have taken place in the West in the past hundred years." Very light browning to spine and to edges of boards. Dust jacket has several edge tears archivally taped, a few small scuffs/rub marks, very light fading on spine/hinges, some light soiling on hinges, very small closed tear on front hinge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
THE EXETER AND THE NORTH SASKATCHEWAN., McGrane, J.E.  Foreword by Lieut. Cmdr. K.E. Grand, R.C.N. (R.)
8 McGrane, J.E. Foreword by Lieut. Cmdr. K.E. Grand, R.C.N. (R.) THE EXETER AND THE NORTH SASKATCHEWAN.
Exeter Sea Cadet Corps, Lac La Biche, Alberta, 1950. 
107 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover (blue boards with yellow lettering/insignia on front board) - no dust jacket. B&w photos. "This is the tale of the birth, growth and achievements of Canada's most northern Sea Cadet Corps...This lively story reaches its climax with the second 'Exeter's' 450-mile cruise down the treacherous North Saskatchewan River, a voyage that had not been made since the roaring days that followed the Riel Rebellion..." Free front endpaper roughly removed with an area of surface paper loss on front pastedown at hinge, very small ink mark on title page, light edge wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners of boards, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Good reference copy. 
Price: 22.50 USD
Toronto Natural Heritage 1999 189621956X / 9781896219561 Soft Cover Near Fine 
93 pp, 9" H. B&w reproductions, maps. Quote from Sir Crispin Agnew of Lochnaw on rear cover "I am pleased to hear that my great-grandfather's journal is to be made available to a wider public. I have always enjoyed reading of his exploits in Canada as an officer of the 93rd (Sutherland) Highlanders, an enlightened regiment in its day, which 'disapproves ploughing furrows in men's backs'. Stories of champagne made of parsnips, the Glengarry militia, 'shooting the rapids to Coteau du Lac' and of skirmishes in Canada were meat and drink to me, when I was a subaltern in the Royal Highland Fusiliers." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 12.00 USD
SASKATCHEWAN HISTORY.  VOL. XXXVII NO.s 1, 2 & 3.  (WINTER, SPRING, AUTUMN 1984).  PLUS INDEX., Oliver, E.H.; Bloomfield, G.T.; Feather, Joan; Matthews, Vincent L.; Glen Makahonuk; Neufeld, David; Ronaghan, Allen; Thomas F. Schilz; Spinks, J.W.T.; Goldsmith, Violet.
10 Oliver, E.H.; Bloomfield, G.T.; Feather, Joan; Matthews, Vincent L.; Glen Makahonuk; Neufeld, David; Ronaghan, Allen; Thomas F. Schilz; Spinks, J.W.T.; Goldsmith, Violet. SASKATCHEWAN HISTORY. VOL. XXXVII NO.s 1, 2 & 3. (WINTER, SPRING, AUTUMN 1984). PLUS INDEX.
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Saskatchewan Archives Office 1984 Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
120 pp in 3 volumes (complete year), 10" H. Single sheet Index to Volume XXIV (1984) laid in. B&w illustrations. Articles: Lewis Herbert Thomas, 1917-1983; "I Can See a Car in That Crop: Motorization in Saskatchewan, 1906-1934; Kelsey's Journal of 1691 Reconsidered; Documents of Western History - Stockholm's First Teacher: Excerpts from the Diary of Violet Goldsmith; Early Medical Care in Saskatchewan; The Saskatoon Relief Camp Workers' Riot of May 8, 1933: An Expression of Class Conflict; Thorbergur Thorvaldson: A Canadian Scientist-Statesman; The Prairie Pastor - E.H. Oliver; Brandy and Beaver Pelts: Assiniboine-European Trading Patterns, 1695-1805; Early Mining Exploration in Northern Saskatchewan: The H.V. Dardier Expedition of 1914-1917. Plus book reviews. Interiors - No 2 has soft bump at top/bottom corners of text block, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - No 2 has soft creases at top/bottom corner of covers, all books have very minor edge wear and minor toning to edges/spines. 
Price: 20.00 USD
THE SEEDS:  THE LIFE STORY OF A MATRIARCH., Pare, Lucy Griffith.  With Antoine Pare.
11 Pare, Lucy Griffith. With Antoine Pare. THE SEEDS: THE LIFE STORY OF A MATRIARCH.
Ste-Lucie-des-Laurentides, Quebec L'aRPENT PERDU 1984 0969138717 / 9780969138716 First Edition Soft Cover Good 
353 pp, 10 3/4" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "(A) profusely illustrated slice of history giving a first-hand account of Lucy Griffith Pare's 96 years. Beginning in Australia, the story follows the fortunes of the author and her family from the relative comfort of Melbourne to the harsh conditions of the Western Australian Goldfields. As a child of seven in 1895 the author travels by camel train along with her sisters and mother to join her father in the thick of the goldrush. The story traces the growth of a desert camp of tents to the twin cities of Coolgardie and Kalgoorlie. Then, just before the First (World) War, the author meets and marries Alphonse Pare, a French Canadian mining engineer, and moves into a new life in Canada. The story continues in Montreal and recounts the growth of their family through the turbulent years of the two wars and the Depression. In the First (World) War Alphonse serves in the cavalry and Lucy awaits him in the British Isles; in the Second (World) War, they are represented by four sons and three sons-in-law in uniform. After the Second (World) War, the author finds herself in the centre of a burgeoning Canadian family that spans four generations and includes nine children, forty-six grandchildren and an ever-increasing number of great-grandchildren." Interior - small hand-written notation in margin of page 135 in black ink and also in red ink in top margin of page 195, small stain at top of pages 132 and 133 - migrates lightly through page. Exterior - small stain on top of text block, small crease at fore-edge of front cover, very light edge wear, two light stains at bottom edge of front cover, two tiny scuffs on front cover, light creases and some wrinkles on spine, a very small stain on fore-edge of text block. 
Price: 30.00 USD
12 Roy, Gabrielle. Translated from the French by Harry L. Binsse. WHERE NESTS THE WATER HEN.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1965 Hard Cover Very Good 
160 pp, 8 1/4" H. Blue/green boards with red lettering on spine and front board, black illustration on front board. A novel about the Tousignant family of remote Little Water Hen island, Manitoba, and of Father Joseph-Marie, a Capuchin, who cares for the local community. Boards are slightly curled, minor wrinkling at bottom of spine, tiny bump at bottom corner of both boards. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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
14 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
15 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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