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1 Bruce, Jean. THE LAST BEST WEST.
Toronto Fitzhenry & Whiteside 1976 0889024014 / 9780889024014 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Signed by Author
177 pp, 9 1/4" H. Signed by author on title page, under printed name. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions. "Between 1896 and 1914, the Canadian government carried out a vigorous programme in central Europe, Britain, and the United States to persuade people to immigrate to the Canadian west, 'The Last Best West'. Hundreds of thousands of prospective settlers from diverse and distinctive ethnic backgrounds responded, leading to an extraordinary mass migration which changed the face of Canada. This great campaign to populate the west is presented here by Jean Bruce, in a compelling and moving selection of more than 190 photographs of the period, together with short related texts. Her superb pictorial history gives a fine sense of scope and perspective to this vital period in the growth of Canada. We see all the paraphernalia of the government advertising campaign, the journey from the setllers' homelands, the first prairie homesteads, the development of western cities and industries and, above all, the people whose lives transformed - and were transformed by - the Canadian west." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wear, very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
DRAKE PAST AND PRESENT:  MAKING MEMORIES., Drake History Committee.  (Arnold M. Schroeder, Clare Haryett, Wilda Gunther, Bill Dack, Karen Friesen, Isabelle Nixon, Lindsay Blair, Matilda Dueck, hugh Strong, et al.)
2 Drake History Committee. (Arnold M. Schroeder, Clare Haryett, Wilda Gunther, Bill Dack, Karen Friesen, Isabelle Nixon, Lindsay Blair, Matilda Dueck, hugh Strong, et al.) DRAKE PAST AND PRESENT: MAKING MEMORIES.
Drake, Saskatchewan Drake History Book Committee 1987 0889255881 / 9780889255883 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ 
471 pp, 11 1/4" H. Medium brown cloth boards with darker brown lettering on spine, lettering and decoration on front board - no dust jacket (as issued). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps. Contents: Acknowledgements; Introduction; Map; In the Beginning (Settlement of the Quill Lake Plains / Village of Drake / R.M. of Prairie Rose #309 / R.M. of Usborne #310 / The Homesteaders / Churches / Schools - Bloomfield S.D. #2575, Drake S.D. #2506, Grovenland S.D. #1421, Hiawatha S.D. #1720, Kansas S.D. #1699, Kneller S.D. #3642, Otterburn S.D. # 250, Poplar Hill S.D. #2215, Wilmot S.D. #4372; Clubs; Business; Drake Community Centre; Sod Turning for Enriched Housing; Sports; Family Histories; Roll of Honour; Recollections; Cemeteries; Picture Section. Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light 2" stain line on rear board. 
Price: 60.00 USD
 
 
3 Epp, Frank H. MENNONITES IN CANADA, 1920-1940: A PEOPLE'S STRUGGLE FOR SURVIVAL.
Toronto Macmillan of Canada 1982 0771597088 / 9780771597084 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
640 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, tables. "(1920-1940) was a critical period when the Mennonites' survival in Canada was under a variety of external threats. It was also an age in which Mennonite history was marked by fragmentation even in their own communities. During this twenty-year timespan the battle for separate schooling led to a significant emigration of Canadian Mennonites to Latin America, while another struggle was waged with our immigration authorities to allow the entry of Russian Mennonites into Canada. The book also covers the impact of the Depression on the Mennonites and their efforts to preserve their culture and racial identity. The book ends with the response of the Mennonites to the outbreak of the Second World War." Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing/soiling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
4 Gibbon, John Murray. CANADIAN MOSAIC: THE MAKING OF A NORTHERN NATION.
London J.M. Dent & Sons 1939 First British Edition Hard Cover Very Good Fair Kathleen Shackleton, W.J. Phillips, R.H. Palenske, Nicholas de Grandmaison, Ernest Neumann, James Crockart. 
455 pp, 9 3/8" H. Brick-coloured cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Map endpapers, b&w photographs, maps, drawings, reproductions, plus 23 colour plates (collated), including 19 full-page portraits of 'types' (many in national costume) and 4 with two illustrations per page showing people, buildings and landscapes. "This is the first comprehensive account of the contributions made to Canadian history and culture by some twenty-five European races. The plan which the author has adopted is to trace the history of each racial group from its original home in Europe, accentuating those incidents that show relationships between such races in Europe previous to their coming to Canada. The history has been documented so far as possible with quotations from contemporary records. The text incorporates the words of the ballads recently broadcasted by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in the series of musical talks conducted by (the author)." Chapters cover United States, France, England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Scandinavia, Eastern Baltic, Poland, Ukraine, Czechoslovakia, the Balkans, Hungary, Russia, Italy, Spain, Portugal, the Hebrew, concluding with "Cement for the Canadian Mosaic". Small soft crease at top corner of pages 279 to304, small crease at top corner of illustration page opposite page 280, minor shelf soiling on bottom of text block & boards, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear/creasing, small tears with old tape on inside edges, light browning and foxing on spine, darkening to top edge, light soiling/rubbing. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
5 Hillman, Thomas A. IMMIGRATION TO THE CANADIAN PRAIRIES 1870-1914. IMMIGRATION DANS LES PRAIRIES CANADIENNES 1870-1914.
(Information Canada, Ottawa, 1971). 
22 pp. (English text), 24 pp, (French text), 8vo (9" H), soft cover stapled in wraps. Bound together, each with own 'front cover'. The catalogue of an exhibition of manuscripts, maps, pictures, etc. relating to immigration to the Canadian prairies. Contents include: The West is Opened for Settlement; The Flow Begins; Immigration from Western Europe; Immigration from Eastern Europe; Immigration from Scandinavia; Immigration from the British Isles; Immigration from the United States; Progressing from the Pioneer Life. Interior - light bump to bottom of textblock near spine, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, minor rubbing, small bump to bottom of spine/textblock - covers clean and bright. VG 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
6 MacRae, Marion and Adamson, Anthony. HALLOWED WALLS: CHURCH ARCHITECTURE OF UPPER CANADA.
Toronto Clarke, Irwin 1975 0772010294 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
304 pp, small 4to (10 1/2" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings, plans. "In a lively and informative text (the authors trace) the ecclesiastical architecture of early Ontario from the prehistoric Amerindians' Serpent Mound at Rice Lake to the Confederation era. Longhouse, synagogue, meeting-house, little country church (are all described), outling the circumstances under which they were built, the architectural features, and the changes which were made to 'update' the buildings and bring them into line with current fashion. It is an entertaining and highly readable social history. The anecdotes about the personalities and circumstances involved in each project make us aware that behind every building was a builder, and housed in every church there was a congregation made up of people of the community whose faith and aspirations were represented in the structures they erected." Waviness to top & bottom edges of text block, tiny faint foxing marks on top of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, two small tears - archivally taped, light fading to spine color and a little less on flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
HALLOWED WALLS:  CHURCH ARCHITECTURE OF UPPER CANADA., MacRae, Marion and Adamson, Anthony.
7 MacRae, Marion and Adamson, Anthony. HALLOWED WALLS: CHURCH ARCHITECTURE OF UPPER CANADA.
Toronto Clarke, Irwin 1975 0772010294 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good- 
304 pp, small 4to (10 1/2" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings, plans. "In a lively and informative text (the authors trace) the ecclesiastical architecture of early Ontario from the prehistoric Amerindians' Serpent Mound at Rice Lake to the Confederation era. Longhouse, synagogue, meeting-house, little country church (are all described), outling the circumstances under which they were built, the architectural features, and the changes which were made to 'update' the buildings and bring them into line with current fashion. It is an entertaining and highly readable social history. The anecdotes about the personalities and circumstances involved in each project make us aware that behind every building was a builder, and housed in every church there was a congregation made up of people of the community whose faith and aspirations were represented in the structures they erected." Book is Near Fine. Dust jacket has light edge wear - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few tiny tears archivally taped; light fading to spine, flap-folds, top of flaps and top of front panel; a few small rub marks, minor soiling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
MENNONITE FURNITURE:  THE ONTARIO TRADITION IN YORK COUNTY., Nykor, Lynda Musson & Musson, Patricia D.  Foreword by Nancy-Lou Patterson.  Photographs by Martha Kuehner.
8 Nykor, Lynda Musson & Musson, Patricia D. Foreword by Nancy-Lou Patterson. Photographs by Martha Kuehner. MENNONITE FURNITURE: THE ONTARIO TRADITION IN YORK COUNTY.
James Lorimer, Toronto, 1977. 
95 pp, 8 3/8" H, soft cover. B&w photographs. ISBN 0888621493 "Mennonites are among the earliest settlers of nineteenth-century Ontario. A law-abiding, deeply religious and pacifist people, they travelled from Pennsylvania by wagon and foot to s ettle in the Niagara area around Kitchener-Waterloo and in York County north of Toronto. To Canada the Mennonites brought a long rural tradition of architecture, furniture-making and folk art. These ideas inspired the houses and farms the y b u i l t , and the production of a great variety of furniture, in a style rooted in Germany and Pennsyvania and modified with the Ontario experience. Authors Musson and Nykor concentrate on the furniture of the York County area, and draw paral le l s an d co nt ra s ts with the predominant styles in other Ontario communities. Also discussed are the homes, farms and churches of the Mennonite community. These too are distinctive in style while unmistakeably part of the larger nineteenth-c ent ur y Ont ar io tra dit io n." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear and browning, ghost sticker mark and small indentation on front cover, very light rubbing/soiling and small corner crease on rear co ve r, s pin e c olor is fad ed - lettering still very legible. Very Good- 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
WHEN WAR CAME TO KLEINDARP AND MORE KLEINDARP STORIES., Reimer, Al.  Edited by Dianne Hiebert.
9 Reimer, Al. Edited by Dianne Hiebert. WHEN WAR CAME TO KLEINDARP AND MORE KLEINDARP STORIES.
Canada Rosetta Projects 2008 0978462947 / 9780978462949 Soft Cover Very Good Inscribed By Author
192 pp, 8" H. Inscribed on title page: "For Gerry & Eugene: / Nice seeing you again. / Hope you enjoy these storie! / Al". "Most of the short stories in this collection focus on the Mennonite town of Kleindarp during the mid-century, World War II decades. It is a staid Mennonite community that tries to ignore the war as much as possible while pursuing its rigorous religious practices and passion for 'born again' spirituality'. But along with an older 'fallen-off' (lapsed church member) like Gumshoe Ike Isaac and a non-believer like Duck Janz, there are younger rebels like Danny Brandt, Mel Plett and Steve Froese who turn their backs on the community and opt for Caesare's world. However, there are also characters like Old Eva, Anna Brandt and Wilhelm Fast, among others, who are able to lead rewarding lives in Kleindarp in spite of its self-enforced restrictions. These stories illustrate that even a small, isolated Mennonite world has both dark and bright sides where human nature can flare above oppression and prejudice, and envision life in new and creative forms." "The final story in this collection, 'Mennonite Firebirds', is a sequel to (the author's) historical novel ('My Harp is Turned to Mourning') about the Mennonites in Russia during the tragic revolutionary years". Contents: Preface; Moses in the Promised Land; Old Eva's Cure; When War Came to Kleindarp; Hey, Think You're Charlie Conacher?; Duck Janz and Gumshoe Ike Isaac; Revival; Opening and Closing the Door to Life; A Pocketful of Sugar Cubes; Cycling to Vancouver; A Face in the Mud; Mennonite Firebirds; Acknowledgements. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - slight curl-up of fore-edge of front cover, minor wear at top/bottom of front hinge. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE NETHERLANDS:  A STUDY OF SOME ASPECTS OF ART, COSTUME AND SOCIAL LIFE., Sitwell, Sacheverell.
10 Sitwell, Sacheverell. THE NETHERLANDS: A STUDY OF SOME ASPECTS OF ART, COSTUME AND SOCIAL LIFE.
London B.T. Batsford Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
168 pp, 8 3/4" H. Top edge orange. Pictorial endpapers, b&w drawings, b&w and colour plates, fold-out map at rear. Contents: Introduction; Dutch Water Towns (Delft, Dordrecht, Haarlem, Leyden, Utrecht); Amsterdam (Churches, Canals, Houses, and their Interiors); Villages of the Waterland (Broek, Koog aan de Zaan, Krommenie, Monnikendam, Edam, Volendam, Marken); The Hague and the Work of Daniel Marot; Noord Holland (Haarlem, Alkmaar, Hoorn, Enkhuizen, Medemblik); Friesland (Costume, Towns and Villages, Religious Sects); Two Excursions: Sunday at Staphorst / Weekday at Spakenburg; Dutch Gardens; Cornelis Troost and his Times; Zeeland (The Islands of Walcheren, Noord and Zuid Beveland, Schouwen and Tholen, Zeeuwsch-Vlaanderen, Over Flakkee and Voorne; Index. Previous owner's name stamp on free front endpaper, minor edge wear, tiny bump at top of front hinge. Dust jacket has square clip at top of front flap - price is present; very light browning to spine, flap-folds, and some edges; very light edge wear/wrinkling, minor soiling. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
11 Smucker, Barbara. BARBARA SMUCKER COLLECTION. 3 VOLUMES IN SLIPCASE. AMISH ADVENTURE; DAYS OF TERROR; AND, UNDERGROUND TO CANADA.
Puffin, (Harmondsworth, 1984, 1984, 1985), reprints. 
158 pp, 152 pp + Notes & Bibliography, 144 pp, mass market paperbacks - 3 volumes in slipcase. Three adventure stories for children. In 'Amish Adventure' a modern day boy learns about the life of local Amish farmers, in "Days of Terror', the exodus of Mennonites to Canada and the United States is seen through the eyes of 10-year-old boy, and in 'Underground to Canada' a young slave girl escapes to Canada via the Underground Railway. Interiors - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors - light edge wear on edges of spine, 1/2" knife cut on each spine, one small corner crease and one soft corner crease. Slipcase has light to moderate edge wear, light rubbing. G+/Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
KITCHENER:  A TRADITION OF EXCELLENCE., Stanton, Ray and Pearce, Richard.
12 Stanton, Ray and Pearce, Richard. KITCHENER: A TRADITION OF EXCELLENCE.
Burlington, Ontario Windsor Publications 1991 0897813812 / 9780897813815 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
136 pp, 12 1/4" H. B&w and colour photographs. "In its days as 'Busy Berlin', the city known today as Kitchener took great pride in its reputation as a thriving business and manufacturing centre. The heritage of Berlin's original German-speaking inhabitants - a tradition of hard work and craftsmanship - remained woven into the cultural fabric of the city long after the name change of World War I. Today the city has come full circle, and 'Made in Kitchener' has again become a trademark of excellence. (This book) brings the story to life, capturing the essence of Kitchener as never before. (It) brings together all the elements, both of the past and of the present, which make Kitchener such an exciting place to live, work, and play. In addition, those businesses and organizations which have contributed to the city's growth are profiled in a special section, 'Kitchener's Enterprises', by corporate profile writer Richard Pearce." Minor cocking to book. Dust jacket has some very light to minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
PARK PRISONERS:  THE UNTOLD STORY OF WESTERN CANADA'S NATIONAL PARKS, 1915-1946., Waiser, Bill.
13 Waiser, Bill. PARK PRISONERS: THE UNTOLD STORY OF WESTERN CANADA'S NATIONAL PARKS, 1915-1946.
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Fifth House 1995 1895618657 / 9781895618655 First Edition Hard Cover 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
 


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