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1 Blower, James. Foreword by Grant MacEwan. GOLD RUSH: A PICTORIAL LOOK AT THE PART EDMONTON PLAYED IN THE GOLD ERA OF THE 1890s.
Toronto Ryerson Press 1971 007092919X / 9780070929197 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good 
199 pp, oblong (8 3/4" H x 10 5/8" D). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions. "By 1898 all roads led to the Klondike. One such road was to pass through the tiny Edmonton community, and Edmonton was never to be the same again. As the gateway and principal outfitting centre to one of the most popular - albeit treacherous - overland trails to the Yukon gold fields, Edmonton, then only 1500 strong, found itself playing host to over 2000 rough and hearty Klondikers. Within two years the town population doubled, local merchants prospered, business boomed. They were colourful times, not to be missed, and James Blower recounts them fondly. He salutes those boisterous, hopeful men equipped with pack horses, ox teams or dog sleds, embarking on a wild journey of more than 1600 miles through forests, swamps, perilous rivers and lakes. Parties of men never heard from again - did they strike it rich in the gold fields or were they victims of drowning, scurvey, starvation? Fortunately, Edmonton boasted two excellent photographers during the Klondike days - W.C. Mathers and Ernest Brown - who recorded on film this extraordinary period in history. Their photographs, most of which have never been published before, represent the greater part of this book." Faint thin red pen mark and scattered tiny stains on top of text block. Dust jacket has minor efge wrinking, two very small edge tears archivally taped, an areas of a four tiny scuffs on front panel, very light soiling on rear panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
2 Crawford, Bess Hillery. ROSEDALE.
Erin, Ontario Boston Mills Press 2000 1550463233 / 9781550463231 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
176 pp, oblong (10 1/4" H x 11 3/4" D). Profusely illustrated in b&w with photographs, maps, reproductions. "This lavishly illustrated and compellingly written pictorial history recounts the origins and evolution of Toronto's most prestigious neighbourhood from its beginnings in the mid-1850s to the protection of its heritage homes within the modern mega-city. Chapters are devoted to the subdivision plans of 1854-1910, the impact of generations of the Jarvis family, a who's who of Rosedale's first century, the origins of the street names, the first landowners, early estates, and Rosedale's principal architects. Featured properties include Rosedale House, Drumsnab, Chestnut Park, Caverhill, Idlewold, The Dale, Lorne Hall, Denbrae, Hollydene, Thom House, and Guiseley House. Whether you are a Rosedale resident, an admiring neighbour, a Rosedale expatriate, or a lover of history and architecture, you are sure to find this book fascinating and enlightening. Small crease at bottom corner of last page, book is lightly cocked, small bump at top corners of boards. Dust jacket has very light rubbing, light edge wrinkling at top edge. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
3 Cunnings, T.A.J. Foreword by Arnold Naimark. THE SAGA OF DOCTOR THOR: PAUL H.T. THORLAKSON CC MD. A BIOGRAPHY.
Winnipeg University of Manitoba 1986 0919932258 / 9780919932258 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
635 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. " 'There is perhaps no figure in the history of medicine in Manitoba whose influence has been greater than that exerted by Dr. Paul H.T. Thorlakson - 'Doctor Thor' as he is affectionately known. There are of course many whose contributions in particular spheres were unsurpassed, but none whose vision was broader; none whose grasp of the import of social developments for medical practice was firmer; none whose ability to transform grand designs into reality was greater. The story of the life and career of Dr. Thor reveals much of the drive, tenacity and dynamism that animated this remarkable man; but for each of us whose life has been touched in some special way by him (this book) will bring to mind many personal recollections of the force of this personality'." From the Foreword. Small light liquid stain on bottom of text block, tiny stain on top of text block, minor wrinkling at top of spine, one tiny corner bump, two tiny scuffs on rear board, minor edge wear, slight bump at top corner of each board. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, one tiny edge tear archivally taped. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
MYTH, MAGIC, AND MYSTERY: ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF AMERICAN CHILDREN'S BOOK ILLUSTRATION., Hearn, Michael Patrick / Clark, Trinkett / Clark, H. Nichols B.
4 Hearn, Michael Patrick / Clark, Trinkett / Clark, H. Nichols B. MYTH, MAGIC, AND MYSTERY: ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF AMERICAN CHILDREN'S BOOK ILLUSTRATION.
Boulder, Colorado Roberts Rinehart Publishers in cooperation with The Chrysler Museum of Art 1996 1570980799 / 9781570980794 Soft Cover Very Good 
242 pp, 4to (11 1/2" H). Profusely illustrated in color and b&w. "A stunning achievement, 'Myth, Magic, and Mystery' brings together the work of nearly every prominent children's book illustrator of the twentieth century. Developed for a nationwide, touring exhibition beginning at The Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Virginia in June 1996, this book stands alone as a portable encyclopedia of the 'masters' of the genre. Included here are the works of such popular illustrators as N.C. Wyeth, Chris Van Allsburg, Maurice Sendak, Dr. Seuss, Edward Gorey, Tomi Ungerer, and others; a special feature of the book is a complete 'alphabet' created from a selection of the classic ABC books by the likes of Richard Scarry and 'Curious George' creator H.A. Rey. (This) will be a volume to be treasured alongside the classics themselves, a book to be sought after for moments of quiet contemplation or recollections of sheer joy." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, light rubbing on covers, tiny dent on fore-edge of text block, tiny stain on bottom of text block. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
5 Hunter, Douglas. (Tim Horton.) OPEN ICE: THE TIM HORTON STORY.
Toronto Viking, (Toronto, 1994), Ist edition. 1994 0670854050 / 9780670854059 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
456 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "From his Nickel Belt adolescence, mixing it up on the ice with all the other young hopefuls, to the pinnacle of his career with the Maple Leafs, to the final game of a self-proclaimed 'tired old man', Then there was Tim Horton the business man, hustling for an off-season living like the rest of his fellow Maple Leafs in the days when salaries rarely broke $20,000. (He) eventually found donuts (but) when faced with the choice of building a business empire or playing the game, he chose the game every time, in a professional career that spanned an incredible twenty-five seasons - and ended only on the night of his death." Dust jacket has very minor wrinkling at top of hinges. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 


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