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THE TRADITIONAL HISTORY AND CHARACTERISTIC SKETCHES OF THE OJIBWAY NATION., Copway, G. (George), or, Kah-ge-ga-gah-bowh, Chief of the Ojibway Nation.
1 Copway, G. (George), or, Kah-ge-ga-gah-bowh, Chief of the Ojibway Nation. THE TRADITIONAL HISTORY AND CHARACTERISTIC SKETCHES OF THE OJIBWAY NATION.
Toronto Prospero 2001 1552671801 / 9781552671801 Facsimile Reprint. Near Fine Very Good+ 
298 pp, 8vo (8 7/8" H). "Numerically the largest group of Native North Americans, the Ojibway were the first to have a history written by one of their own people. Published in 1850, its author, George Copway, or Kah-ge-g a-gah-bowh, had already achieved a certain amount of fame delivering passionate lectures in North America and Europe. Attired in traditional Ojibway dress, Copway held up the virtues of tribal life while promoting mid-nineteenth-century ideas on education. Arguing for a separate Native North American state, Copway garnered considerable support from both Natives and non-Natives. (This), Copway's finest book, is in many ways a summation of his lectures. Written primarily for a non- Native audience, Copway viewed the book as an attempt to 'awaken a deeper feeling' toward the people of the First Nations. Much more than a history, the work in an exploration of Ojibway culture through which Copway had sought to induce the British and American governments to greater efforts in improving their relationships with Native North Americans." Minor edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
DREAMCATCHERS: MYTHS AND HISTORY.  (DREAM CATCHERS), Gottlieb, Julie V., Researcher
2 Gottlieb, Julie V., Researcher DREAMCATCHERS: MYTHS AND HISTORY. (DREAM CATCHERS)
Etobicoke Prospero 1999 1552678458 / 9781552678459 Near Fine Very Good 
128 pp, 10 1/4" H. Colour and b&w photographs, drawings. "In Ojibway tradition, mothers and grandmothers netted tiny circular cobweb-like charms from willow and sinew. These delicate charms were not meant to last but were intended to protect newborn children from 'everything evil, just as a spider's web catches and holds everything that comes in contact with it'. The beauty of dreamcatchers is reflected in their symmetry and natural accents. For generations, they have been crafted by making a hoop out of fresh wood, and then weaving a web inside the circle of deer sinew or colored thread. The unbroken strand of web/sinew is symbolic of eternity. Good dreams are also helped into the sleeper's dream world by feathers and colored beads that are attached at the bottom of the web. Careful attention is paid to leaving a hole in the middle of the web; if this is neglected, healthy dreams cannot find their way through to the dreamer." Contents: The Ojibway People; The Legend of the Dreamcatcher; Dreamcatchers and Children; The Dream Quest; Contemporary Issues - The Spiritual Legacy of Dreamcatchers; How to Make a Dreamcatcher; Notes and Bibliography; Index. Tiny dint on top edge of rear board. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, one very small edge tear archivally taped, a few tiny dints on hinges. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
NARRATIVE OF THE CANADIAN RED RIVER EXPLORING EXPEDITION OF 1857 AND OF THE ASSINNIBOINE AND SASKATCHEWAN EXPLORING EXPEDITION OF 1858.  TWO VOLUMES IN ONE., Hind, Henry Youle.  Introduction to the new edition by Roy St. George Stubbs.
3 Hind, Henry Youle. Introduction to the new edition by Roy St. George Stubbs. NARRATIVE OF THE CANADIAN RED RIVER EXPLORING EXPEDITION OF 1857 AND OF THE ASSINNIBOINE AND SASKATCHEWAN EXPLORING EXPEDITION OF 1858. TWO VOLUMES IN ONE.
Charles E. Tuttle, Rutland, Vermont, 1971, new edition. 
494 pp + 472 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover (bright red cloth with black title block and gold lettering on spine), in dust jacket. ISBN 0804810095 Color plates, b&w engravings, maps (some fold-out) - collated. "As late as 1857, the vast territory of the Canadian northwest was unknown to all but a handful of fur traders. Yet the determination of the Hudson's Bay Company to maintain its enormous fur preserve was being challenged by the persistant advance of settlement. Anticipatin g t h e t e r m ination of the Company's license in 1859 and curious about the suitability of the territory for general settlement, both the Imperial and the Canadian governments commissioned expeditions in 1857 to explore and report on the area. A n I ri sh - bo rn a rm y officer, Captain John Palliser, headed the British expedition; the moving spirit of the Canadian party was Henry Youle Hind. Hind's energy and zeal for the project lead his expedition on a thorough exploration of the R ed Ri ver an d l at er, of th e A ssiniboine and Saskatchewan Rivers as well. First hand observation of the success of even limited farming in these areas convinced Hind that the prairies were capable of absorbing many thousands of settlers and of pro vidi ng t hem wit h a good liv ing. He wrote enthusiastically of the potentialities of western agriculture, envisaging a transportation system, either wagon road or railroad, from Lake of the Woods to the Rockies that would enjoy the advan tag e of bein g fed by an a gric ultur al po pulat ion from one extremity to the other. Substantail parts of this work made their first appearance as parliamentary papers in 1857. Hind's optimistic reports outweighed the less enthusiastic findin gs o f Pal liser and ul tima tely influ enced the Im perial government to refuse the renewal of the Hudson's Bay Company's license two years later. Hind's 'Narrative', factual and objective, yet enlivened by incidents of personal experience, is fo remos t a do cument of ext raord inary visio n and foresig ht and remains today a minor classic." Previous owners small stamp on front pastedown, very light soiling and a few scattered tiny foxing marks on edges of textblock, slight darkening to edges of boar ds. Dus t jacket is pr ice cl ipped, has ve ry light edge w ear, light edge wrinkling, moderate rubbing on rear panel, 1/2" scuff mark at bottom of spine causing color loss. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 72.50 USD
 
 
4 Huyda, Richard J. CAMERA IN THE INTERIOR: 1858. H.L. HIME, PHOTOGRAPHER. THE ASSINIBOINE AND SASKATCHEWAN EXPLORING EXPEDITION.
Toronto Coach House Press 1975 First Edition Very Good+ Very Good H.L. Hyme, photograher. 
55 pp, + photographs section, oblong (9" H x 10 3/4" D). Sepiatone photographs, plus a folded map (on thin tissue paper), additional sepiatone illustrations throughout text. "(C)ollects what are probably the first photographs taken in the Canadian west. These are the forty-nine photographs taken by Humphrey Lloyd Hime, photographer and surveyor attached to the Assiniboine and Saskatchewan Exploring Expedition, sent by the Canadian government in 1858 to survey the lands over which it hoped to gain jurisdiction when Hudson Bay Company leases expired in 1859. The plates are micrograin duotone photo offset reproductions from the original Hime prints. They have been reproduced actual size. The photographs are accompanied by maps, a detailed history of the (expedition) and an illustrated explanation of nineteenth-century photographic methods and equipment." Small group of four tiny light stains on top of text block. Dust jacket has tiny scuff on front panel, very light wear at top/bottom of hinges, light soiling on spine and hinge areas, two light ceases at bottom of front panel near hinge, minor browning at some edges, minor fading at top of flaps, one tiny edge tear, tape at inside top of spine/hinges. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
THE MANITOUS:  THE SPIRITUAL WORLD OF THE OJIBWAY., Johnston, Basil.
5 Johnston, Basil. THE MANITOUS: THE SPIRITUAL WORLD OF THE OJIBWAY.
Toronto Key Porter 1995 1550139924 / 9781550139921 Very Good- David Johnson. 
247 pp, 8" H. B&w illustrations. "A definitive collection of the legends and spiritual teachings of the Ojibway people, taken from the oral tradition and recorded here by the world's leading native expert, 'The Manitous' is a journey to the core of the Ojibway heritage, told through the stories of warriors, lovers, thieves, and spirits, and filled with the insight and wisdom of an ancient tribe. These engrossing stories - most of which have never before been recorded - provide a window into one of the oldest North American cultures, and hold great meaning for modern readers." Interior - light browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light to moderate browning to edges of text block, very light edge wear, tiny bump at top of rear hinge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE SONG OF HIAWATHA., Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth.
6 Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth. THE SONG OF HIAWATHA.
Indianapolis Bobbs-Merrill 1906 Very Good- No Jacket Harrison Fisher. Decorations by E. Stetson Crawford. 
189 pp, 9 3/4" H. Green cloth with gilt lettering, black & white decoration on spine and front board, some blind stamped decoration on front board. Green pictorial endpapers. Profusely illustrated throughout with tissue-covered color frontispiece, colour and b&w plates, additional smaller b&w drawings and light green decorative borders & decorations behind the text - all present. Contents: Introduction; The Peace-Pipe; The Four Winds; Hiawatha's Childhood; Hiawatha and Mudjekeewis; Hiawatha's Fasting; Hiawatha's Friends; Hiawatha's Sailing; Hiawatha's Fishing; Hiawatha and the Pearl-Feather; Hiawatha's Wooing; Hiawatha's Wedding Feast; The Son of the Evening Star; Blessing the Cornfields; Picture-Writing; Hiawatha's Lamentation; Pau-Puk-Keewis; The Hunting of Pau-Puk-Keewis; The Death of Kwasind; The Ghosts; The Famine; The White Man's Foot; Hiawatha's Departure. Small edge tear on title page - archivally taped, a slight separation between a few page gatherings but they are still very firm in binding, light to moderate edge wear - mostly at top/bottom of spine and at corners, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine plus a few tiny tears at bottom, some darkening to edges of text block - mostly top edge, tiny dent at bottom edge of both boards. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
WILLIAM WYE SMITH: RECOLLECTIONS OF A NINETEENTH CENTURY SCOTTISH CANADIAN., McLean, Scott A. and Vance, Michael E., editors.  (William Wye Smith)
7 McLean, Scott A. and Vance, Michael E., editors. (William Wye Smith) WILLIAM WYE SMITH: RECOLLECTIONS OF A NINETEENTH CENTURY SCOTTISH CANADIAN.
Toronto Natural Heritage 2008 1550028049 / 9781550028041 First Edition Near Fine 
421 pp, large 8vo (9" H). B&w illustrations. "Many nineteenth-century writers highlighted the difficulties recent immigrants faced - the clearing of forest and the breaking of new ground, the isolation and long Canadian winters - and emphasized what they perceived as the negative, alienating influences of Ontario's rapid urban and industrial expansion. In turn, however, they celebrated the progress demon-strated in the pioneers' domination over nature, the establishment of thriving communities, and the extension of transportation networks. William Wye Smith, a popular nineteenth-century Upper Canadian poet, was no exception. Smith prepared his 'Canadian Reminiscences', a handwritten compilation of anecdotes that relate to his experiences as journalist, clergyman, and son of Scottish settlers, to provide his own unique perspective of pioneer life. This fully annotated version of his unpublished manuscript highlights Smith's unwitting testimony to the social life of the province, his relationship to the construction and maintenance of Scottish and Canadian identity, and his position in literary history." Inside - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - tiny soft corner crease. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
WILLIAM WYE SMITH: RECOLLECTIONS OF A NINETEENTH CENTURY SCOTTISH CANADIAN., McLean, Scott A. and Vance, Michael E., editors.  (William Wye Smith)
8 McLean, Scott A. and Vance, Michael E., editors. (William Wye Smith) WILLIAM WYE SMITH: RECOLLECTIONS OF A NINETEENTH CENTURY SCOTTISH CANADIAN.
Toronto Natural Heritage 2008 1550028049 / 9781550028041 First Edition Very Good+ 
421 pp, large 8vo (9" H). B&w illustrations. "Many nineteenth-century writers highlighted the difficulties recent immigrants faced - the clearing of forest and the breaking of new ground, the isolation and long Canadian winters - and emphasized what they perceived as the negative, alienating influences of Ontario's rapid urban and industrial expansion. In turn, however, they celebrated the progress demon-strated in the pioneers' domination over nature, the establishment of thriving communities, and the extension of transportation networks. William Wye Smith, a popular nineteenth-century Upper Canadian poet, was no exception. Smith prepared his 'Canadian Reminiscences', a handwritten compilation of anecdotes that relate to his experiences as journalist, clergyman, and son of Scottish settlers, to provide his own unique perspective of pioneer life. This fully annotated version of his unpublished manuscript highlights Smith's unwitting testimony to the social life of the province, his relationship to the construction and maintenance of Scottish and Canadian identity, and his position in literary history." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor rubbing on covers, very minor soiling on bottom of text block, minor rubbing on covers. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
LEGENDS OF THE MISSISSAUGAS,, Mills, W. Gordon.
9 Mills, W. Gordon. LEGENDS OF THE MISSISSAUGAS,
Toronto Altona / Natural Heritage 1992 0969572905 / 9780969572909 Near Fine Saul Mamakeesick. 
48 pp, 11" H. "An epic retelling in poetic form of the creation myth of the Mississaugas. The author of the poem, W. Gordon Mills, was a businessman with the T. Eaton Company in Toronto in 1923 when he wrote the poem. He was later to serve as Deputy Minister of National Defence for Naval Services in the Second World War. In recognition of his wartime work he was named a Companion of the Order of Saint Michael and Saint George (CMG). The poem is illustrated by eleven paintings, specially commissioned for this publication. The paintings are the work of Saul Mamakeesick, a young Cree/Ojibway artist from Sandy Lake in Northern Ontario. Mamakeesick's art shows the influence of the Woodland School of Native Art which first began to depict Anishinabeg legendary heroes in its art in the early 1970s." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
MUSKOKA AND HALIBURTON 1615-1875.  A COLLECTION OF DOCUMENTS., Murray, Florence B., edited and with introduction by.
10 Murray, Florence B., edited and with introduction by. MUSKOKA AND HALIBURTON 1615-1875. A COLLECTION OF DOCUMENTS.
Toronto Champlain Society for the Government of Ontario 1965 Reprint Very Good Fair 
445 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Red cloth, gilt lettering/banding on spine. B&w illustrations, maps - collated. "The volume begins in the seventeenth century with the arrival of the first Europeans known to have seen the Georgian Bay shore, and with the Jesuit fathers who ministered to the Algonkin Indians hunting in the area. It concludes over two hundred years later with the establishment of community life, the coming of the railways, the lumber industry and the beginning of the tourist trade." A collection of source documents. Light toning to edges of text block, minor shelf soiling on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear/creasing, small edge tears and chips, light rubbing/soiling, light fading to spine colour, some darkening to spine and flap-folds, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 60.00 USD
 
 
THE LAST BUFFALO:  THE STORY OF FREDERICK ARTHUR VERNER, PAINTER OF THE CANADIAN WEST., Murray, Joan.
11 Murray, Joan. THE LAST BUFFALO: THE STORY OF FREDERICK ARTHUR VERNER, PAINTER OF THE CANADIAN WEST.
Toronto Pagurian 1984 0889321302 / 9780889321304 First Edition Very Good+ Very Good Frederick Arthur Verner. 
192 pp, 10 7/8" H11 3/4" D. B&w and colour reproductions, b&w photographs. "Frederick Arthur Verner was one of the great artists of western North America in the nineteenth century. (He) was born in Halton County, Ontario, in 1836, (and) lived through the period when the Canadian West was being tamed and settled, the fur trade was coming to an end, and the Indians were submitting to the treaties. He had a glimpse of how it had been at an earlier period, and his paintings, most frequently of Indian and buffalo subjects, typically combine careful observation with an Arcadian vision of a lost era, and are among the most evocative works of Canadian nineteenth century art. (This) is the first major book to be published on Frederick Arthur Verner. (Joan Murray presents) a vivid and far more detailed account of his life than has ever been given before, and in surveying the whole range of his work as an artist, gives it a fresh and sensitive new interpretation." Very minor edge wear, small area of shelf soiling on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - moderate at top of spine, small faint water stain at bottom inside of spine, three very small dents on rear panel and one on spine, minor rubbing. 
Price: 150.00 USD
 
 
12 Ruggle, Richard, Reverend. NORVAL ON THE CREDIT RIVER.
Erin, Ontario Press Porcepic 1973 0888780214 / 9780888780218 First Edition Very Good Signed by Author
51 pp + (4 pp) footnotes, 8 1/8" H. Green textured soft covers with black lettering and pastedown illustration on front cover. Volume I in the Credit Valley History Series. Signed on title page: "Richard Ruggle". B&w photographs. Contents: Before History; The Indians; The Mill; The Name and the Post Office; Transportation; Presbyterians; Anglicans; Methodists and the United Church; The Militia; Work in Town and Country; Education; The End; Footnotes. Interior - previous owner's name on half-title page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - soft crease on front cover pastedown picture, slight fading to color on spine and hinge areas. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
CANADIAN BATTLEFIELDS AND OTHER POEMS.  SECOND EDITION, REVISED AND ENLARGED., Wilkinson, J.R., Lieut.-Col.
13 Wilkinson, J.R., Lieut.-Col. CANADIAN BATTLEFIELDS AND OTHER POEMS. SECOND EDITION, REVISED AND ENLARGED.
William Briggs, Toronto, 1901, 2nd editions, revised and enlarged. 
309 pp, 7 1/4" H, hard cover (maroon cloth with gold lettering, banding and design on spine and front board) - no dust jacket. Tissue-covered frontispiece. The author was with the 21st Fusiliers. A collection of poems on the War of 1812, the Riel Rebellion, and other subjects. Contemporary gift inscription and small soiling mark on free front endpaper, very light browning to pages, light soiling marks in bottom margin of pages 79 and 80, very light small soiling marks in margins o f a p p r o x . pages 81 to 94, moderate browning to edges of textblock - small stain on top of textblock, light edge wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, book slightly cocked. Good 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE TWO SOOS, AMERICAN AND CANADIAN, ON THE FALLS OF THE ST. MARY'S RIVER.  THE HISTORY OF LAKE NAVIGATION, THE NATIONS COMMERCE PASSING BY ITS DOORS - THE LARGEST AND MOST USEFUL LOCKS IN THE WORLD BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED AND DESCRIBED., Young, A.E., Compiler.
14 Young, A.E., Compiler. THE TWO SOOS, AMERICAN AND CANADIAN, ON THE FALLS OF THE ST. MARY'S RIVER. THE HISTORY OF LAKE NAVIGATION, THE NATIONS COMMERCE PASSING BY ITS DOORS - THE LARGEST AND MOST USEFUL LOCKS IN THE WORLD BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED AND DESCRIBED.
Sault Ste. Marie / Grand Rapids Young's Art Studio / James Bayne Co. Fair A.E. Young, photographer. 
Unpaginated (approx. 58 pp, excluding covers), oblong (6 3/4" H x 9" D), with string ties. No date (c1910). Title page continues: "Mammoth Power Developed and Industries Established - The Growth of Two Large Cities - In the Land of Hiawatha." Two page introduction, followed by b&w photographs with captions (some fold-out), showing the locks and their surroundings, including pictures of power houses, industries, shipping, fishing, etc. Also some 'set up' views from the poem 'Hiawatha'. Interior - most pages have a very small soft crease or curl at corners - one has a sharp corner crease, one page with a 1" archivally taped margin tear and one with a tiny repaired tear, some very light soiling to some pages, one fold-out picture has fore-edge creases another has several corner creases at fore-edge Exterior - covers have moderate edge wear, corner creases, one tiny corner piece missing, two edge tears archivally taped, a few tiny scuffs and some very light rubbing; spine has repaired tears, light soiling and light edge wear; browning to edges of text block. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 


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