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AMERICAN WICKER: WOVEN FURNITURE FROM 1850 TO 1930., Adamson, Jeremy.  Photography by Kit Latham.
1 Adamson, Jeremy. Photography by Kit Latham. AMERICAN WICKER: WOVEN FURNITURE FROM 1850 TO 1930.
Rizzoli, New York, (1993). 
175 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0847816702 Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photographs, reproductions. Contents: Wicker in History; The Emergence of an American Industry, 1840-1873; The Great Rivals: Wakefiel d Rattan Company and Heywood Brothers and Company, 1874-1897; Victorian Wicker and the American Home, 1876-1900; The Search for New Materials, Styles, and Meanings in the Progressive Era, 1893-1914; Novel Uses, Technologies, and Designs for t h e M o d e rn Age, 1915-1930; Wicker in the 1930s. A few tiny dints on bottom edge of both boards. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing, tiny dint on front panel. Very Good +/ Ve r y Go od 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
2 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
 
 
THE CANADIAN PRAIRIES:  A HISTORY., Friesen, Gerald.
3 Friesen, Gerald. THE CANADIAN PRAIRIES: A HISTORY.
Toronto University of Toronto 1984 0802025137 / 9780802025135 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
524 pp, 9 7/8" H. B&w photographs, maps. "Native leaders, immigrant farm families, Alberta oil barons, and political reformers all have prominent roles in this lively and comprehensive history of the prairie west. Based on the latest research in native, labour, and urban history as well as the author's own work in social and intellectual movement, (this book) draws upon hundreds of recent books and articles and government reports to create a new, authoritative interpretation of the prairie experience." Small light bump at bottom corner of rear board, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling - mainly at top of spine, wrinkling at bottom of rear flap-fold. 
Price: 20.00 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.
4 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
 
 
BATTLESHIP: THE SINKING OF THE PRINCE OF WALES AND THE REPULSE., Middlebrook, Martin and Mahoney, Patrick.
5 Middlebrook, Martin and Mahoney, Patrick. BATTLESHIP: THE SINKING OF THE PRINCE OF WALES AND THE REPULSE.
Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1979, first American edition. 
302 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 068416330 B&w photographs, maps, drawings. "(T)ells for the first time the full story of the 'Prince of Wales' and 'Repulse' disaster (December 10, 1941). Disposing convincingly of several accepted myths, the authors take full advantage of recently released secret World War II documents from British government archives and of the Japanese 'Official History', which gives a fascinating view of the Japanese side of this devastating battl e. Light browning to fore-edge of text block, pages 205 to 226 have either a tiny dint/tear/hole at top edge - page 223/4 has an open small tear, pages 209 to 254 have a tiny dint at bottom edge - some also have a tiny hole, very light wrink l i n g a t top/bottom edge of spine. dust jacket has light browning, crease on front flap, light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, area of tiny holes on both flap-folds. Good/Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
6 O'Flaherty, Patrick. THE ROCK OBSERVED: STUDIES IN THE LITERATURE OF NEWFOUNDLAND.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1979 0802023517 / 9780802023513 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
222 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. "(A) study of how Newfoundland has been pereceived over the centuries by the islanders themselves and by outsiders. (This book) offers an integrated survey of Newfoundland literature, culture, and history. It illustrates the forces that have made Newfoundland a special place and Newfoundlanders a special people, 'a breed apart'. Against a background of political, economic, and cultural history, Patrick O'Flaherty submits the conflicting literary impressions of his island to a searching critical analysis. He finds the writings of explorers, missionaries, settlers, adventurers, novelists, and poets to be limited, or enlivened, by their own characters and preconceptions. There emerges a sympathetic but unsentimental picture of Newfoundland and its people, informed throughout by O'Flaherty's keen awarenes, based on an outport upbringing, of what Newfoundland has been and is." Faint erased pencil marks and two small light ink stains on front free endpaper. Dust jacket has very light browning on rear panel and on flaps. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE ARCHITECTURE OF EDWARD & W.S. MAXWELL., Theberge, Pierre; Hill, Robert G.; Bland, John; Yates, Henry B.; James, Ellen; Pepall, Rosalind M.; Sweeny, Robert; Murray, Irena; Wolfe, Jeanne M.; Jacobs, Peter.
7 Theberge, Pierre; Hill, Robert G.; Bland, John; Yates, Henry B.; James, Ellen; Pepall, Rosalind M.; Sweeny, Robert; Murray, Irena; Wolfe, Jeanne M.; Jacobs, Peter. THE ARCHITECTURE OF EDWARD & W.S. MAXWELL.
Montreal Montreal Museum of Fine Arts 1991 289192150X / 9782891921503 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
91 pp, 11" H. B&w and colour photographs, elevations, floor plans. "The brothers Edward and William S. Maxwell of Montreal were among Canada's foremost architects at the turn of the century. Their work includes city and country houses, railway stations, hotels, government buildings, and cultural institutions, among them such landmarks as the Saskatchewan Legislative Building, the tower block of the Chateau Frontenac and the original 1912 building of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Published on the occasion of the travelling exhibition (of the same name), this catalogue constitutes the first comprehensive study of a firm whose buildings span the country. The fruit of the Maxwell's collaboration is illustrated with watercolour renderings, elevation drawings and photographs. In addition, the architects' relationship with their clients and the firm's close co-operation with craftsmen and artists is examined." Interior - book slightly cracked at centre, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very small piece of surface paper loss at bottom of spine, light crease down spine. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 


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