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DAVID LIVINGSTONE.  FAMILY LETTERS 1841-1856.  VOLUME TWO: 1849-1856., (Livingstone, David).  Edited, with an introduction by I. Schapera.
1 (Livingstone, David). Edited, with an introduction by I. Schapera. DAVID LIVINGSTONE. FAMILY LETTERS 1841-1856. VOLUME TWO: 1849-1856.
London Chatto & Windus 1959 First Edition Very Good Very Good- 
320 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H). VOLUME II ONLY. "David Livingstone's letters are the most important source of information about his activities, beliefs and opinions. The present collection, drawn chiefly from family archives, covers not only the whole of his career as a missionary in Bechuanaland, but also his first great crossing of the continent from Loanda to Quilimane. Extracts from a few have appeared in various biographies, but the great majority have never been published before. Vivid and sometimes extremely outspoken, they contain much detail about his relations with fellow missionaries, Boers and Native chiefs, and about his own journeys into the interior; they afford new insights into his religious outlook, conceptions of missionary enterprise, scientific and linguistic interests, and medical knowledge." Very small dint and tiny stain on top of text block, soft crease/wrinkle on pages 25 to 28, very small red ink dot on front free endpaper, slight browning to edges of text block, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling, light browning - mainly on spine and rear panel, minor soiling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
SIR JOHN REITH., Allighan, Garry.  Foreword by the Rt. Hon. Lord Gainford.
2 Allighan, Garry. Foreword by the Rt. Hon. Lord Gainford. SIR JOHN REITH.
London Stanley Paul 1938 First Edition Good+ No Jacket Inscribed By Author
287 pp + publisher's advertising, 8 3/4" H. Dark green cloth with gilt lettering & banding on spine. B&w photographs, drawing. Inscribed in green ink on front free endpaper: "To my very good friends / Tom & ? Wheeler / Sharers of many happy hours / Garry Allighan". The second name has been inked over at some later date. "Controlling one of the greatest forces in international affairs, the Director-General of the B.B.C. has attained a position of power second only to that of a Prime Minister. He directs a machine that produces mass-education, mass-entertainment, and mass-information for continuous consumption by millions of the peoples of this country and every overseas nation of the Commonwealth. (His life story) is here told in full for the first time, and makes sensational revelations of the career and character of this remarkable, but unknown man. (It) is superimposed on the background of the romance of radio itself, and which clearly shows how, for this man of destiny, the man and his destiny were being developed on parallel lines. Interesting glimpses are given of those who were creating the new science in readiness for the Reith era, and fascinating disclosures are made from inside the B.B.C. itself." Light browning to endpapers, light toning to margins of pages, slight separation between some page gatherings (mostly at photograph pages) but still holding firmly, small label from bookstore on front pastedown, some edge wear to boards, wrinkling and light wear at top/bottom of spine, browning to edges of text block, some very faint liquid marks on boards, spine is a slightly darker green than boards 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
CANADIAN WATERCOLOURS AND DRAWINGS IN THE ROYAL ONTARIO MUSEUM.  2 VOLUME SET IN SLIPCASE., Allodi, Mary.  Forword by Donald Blake Webster.
3 Allodi, Mary. Forword by Donald Blake Webster. CANADIAN WATERCOLOURS AND DRAWINGS IN THE ROYAL ONTARIO MUSEUM. 2 VOLUME SET IN SLIPCASE.
Toronto Royal Ontario Museum 1974 0888541597 / 9780888541598 First Edition Near Fine 
Unpaginated, oblong (8 7/8" H x 12 1/4" D) - medium brown cloth with gilt lettering on spines and front boards. Slipcase covered in matching brown cloth with gilt lettering and colour pastedown on front panel. 2220 reproductions in b&w and colour. Volume One: Foreword; Introduction; Notes on Procedure; Abbreviations; Artists A to K. Volume Two: Artists K to Y; Anonymous Artists; Geographic Index; Subject Index. Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spines. Slipcase has very minor rubbing. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
4 Appleby, Edna (Hill). CANMORE: THE STORY OF AN ERA.
Canmore, Alberta Self-published 1975 First Edition Very Good Good- Signed by Author
163 pp, 11 1/4" H. Signed by author on front free endpaper. B&w photographs, reproductions, fold-out school group (1926) photograph facing title page. Records the history of town of Canmore and the surrounding area. "Once located within the boundaries of Rocky Mountain Park, you observe Canmore changing from a CPR town into the only thriving coal mining town of the entire Bow Valley. Pictures and records of the once existing towns of Bankhead, Anthracite, Georgetown and Kananaskis are spotlighted as they enhanced the development of Canmore itself into the town it now is. The history of Exshaw and its cement plant is also recorded. Traced throughout the book is the development of the Canmore Mines from 1887 to 1974 with a subjective view of the miner and his contribution to Canmore." A few minor very small dents on rear board, minor browning on rear pastedowns. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light to moderate edge wear and rubbing, a few very small dents and small hole on rear panel, several medium tears/creases with old tape repair at top of rear panel, two very small stains on rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
5 Armitage, Doreen. AROUND THE SOUND: A HISTORY OF HOWE SOUND-WHISTLER.
Harbour, (Madeira Park, BC, 1997). 
240 pp, 8vo, HC in dust jacket. B&w photos. "From Horseshoe Bay to Whistler and the islands and communities of Howe Sound, (this book) traces the area's rich and exciting history. Told in the voices of the people who call the area home, this anecdote-filled book tells of the first peoples, the early European explorers, the bustling gold rush trade, and the newcomers who settled to farm the fertile valley bottoms, log the fir and cedar forests, harvest the ocean's bounty, mine the region's deep veins of copper, and transform the area into the year-round outdoor recreation mecca it is today." Review copy stamp at bottom of half-title page. Very minor edgewear to boards. Dust jacket has very minor edgewear/rubbing, minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. VG+/VG+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A DICTIONARY OF CANADIANISMS ON HISTORICAL PRINCIPLES., Avis, Walter S., Editor-In-chief.  Charles Crate, Patrick Drysdale, Douglas Leechman, Matthew H. Scargill.
6 Avis, Walter S., Editor-In-chief. Charles Crate, Patrick Drysdale, Douglas Leechman, Matthew H. Scargill. A DICTIONARY OF CANADIANISMS ON HISTORICAL PRINCIPLES.
Toronto W.J. Gage 1967 First Edition Very Good Good 
927 pp, 9 13/16" H. Red cloth with gold lettering on spine, maroon endpapers. Clear dustwrapper, maroon slipcase with gold lettering/crest on front panel. A small number of b&w drawings. "The purpose of (this book) is to provide a historical record of words and expressions characteristic of the various spheres of Canadian life during the almost four centuries that English has been used in Canada. The dictionary is intended to provide the meaning, or meanings, of such terms and, where relevant, their pronunciation, etymology, and scope - both in time and space; moreover, through dated quotations, an extensive cross-referencing system, illustrative drawings, and explanatory notes relating to usage, disputed origins and other contentious matters, the editors have sought to create an informative, entertaining, and valuable reference work. Finally, the dictionary should demonstrate that a substantial vocabulary relating to both today and yesterday has been developed by Canadians in pursuing their many activities throughout their vast and varied homeland." from the Introduction. Very light browning at top/bottom edge of spine. Clear dust jacket has one small and one medium chip at top edge, one tiny edge tear, light rubbing, light red color transferred to flaps from endpapers. Slipcase has moderate edge wear, very light rubbing/soiling, a few tiny scuffs. 
Price: 37.50 USD
 
 
SEARCHING FOR YOUR ANCESTORS IN CANADA., Baker, Eunice Ruiter.
7 Baker, Eunice Ruiter. SEARCHING FOR YOUR ANCESTORS IN CANADA.
Ottawa Heritage House 1976 0920018009 / 9780920018002 Third Printing Very Good- 
80 pp, 8vo (8" H). Contents: The Family Genealogist; Searching and Recording; The Archives - National and Provincial; The Genealogical Societies; The Genealogical Society of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; Heraldry in Canada; The United Empire Loyalist Association; Historical Societies and Museums in Canada; Heritage Canada; The Order of Canada Awards; Indian and Eskimo Research; Reference Section; Sources of Information in the United States; Sources of Information in Other Countries; Books and Publications. Interior - previous owner's embossed blind stamp on free front endpaper, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, light rubbing, crease at hinges, faint hand-writing indentations on covers, one tiny corner crease, tiny ink mark on fore-edge of text block, spine flat and uncreased. 
Price: 14.00 USD
 
 
8 Banwell, Selwyn. (Sir Matthew Baillie Begbie.) A FRONTIER JUDGE: BRITISH JUSTICE IN THE EARLIEST DAYS OF FARTHEST WEST.
Rous & Mann, Toronto, 1938, Ist edition. 
30 pp, 8vo, HC in pictorial boards - no dust jacket (as issued). B&w frontispiece portrait. Matthew Baillie Begbie was appointed the first judge of the new Colony of British Columbia during the Gold Rush. He was proved to be a tough, but even-handed adminstrator of the law, surprising many by his views that the Indian 'had the same right to life and property as the white man' - ." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edgewear, light uneven fading, five tiny perforations to surface paper of hinges, tiny areas of surface paper loss at bottom of front board and corners, rear top corner lightly bumped, minor soiling. A sound copy. G+ 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
CORNELIUS KRIEGHOFF:  PIONEER PAINTER OF NORTH AMERICA., Barbeau, Marius.
9 Barbeau, Marius. CORNELIUS KRIEGHOFF: PIONEER PAINTER OF NORTH AMERICA.
Toronto Macmillan Company of Canada 1934 First Edition Good No Jacket Cornelius Krieghoff. 
152 pp, 9 3/4" H. Red cloth with silver lettering on spine and front board. Colour and b&w plates. The 'First Part' consists of a short biography of the artist. 'Second Part': Chronological List (of Kriefghoff's dated pictures); Notes and Information; "Catalogue Raisonne" - French Canada; Bourgeois and Sportsmen of Montreal and Quebec (1847-1871); Canadian Indians; Miscellanea - Nude, Still Life, Copies, Illustrations, Lists. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown, browning to edges of text block with tiny foxing marks on bottom, spine is heavily sun faded - tiltle is legible, small liquid mark on front board, faint foxing and fading on boards, very small dent on top edge of rear board, very light wear and slight bump to corners. Interior is clean. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
KING GEORGE VI:  A PICTORIAL RECORD OF HIS GREAT LIFE., Beckles, Gordon, introduction.  Tribute by Winston Churchill.  Message to the Nation by Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother.
10 Beckles, Gordon, introduction. Tribute by Winston Churchill. Message to the Nation by Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother. KING GEORGE VI: A PICTORIAL RECORD OF HIS GREAT LIFE.
London Daily Express / London Express 1952 Very Good Fair 
136 pp, 10 3/4" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w (and a few colour) photographs. "This volume is a tribute to his late Majesty King George VI, the sailor king who gave of himself unsparingly in the faithful service of his peoples. He lives on in the memories recalled by this book - memories of the fifteen years of his courageous reign, and earlier as the Duke of York. The boy, the young man with an eager heart, the husband and the father. An outstanding biography written and illustrated with sympathy and deep respect that will stir the hearts of the multitudes who loved him." Chapter headings: A Future King is Born; He is Crowned King; The King's Daughter Weds; The Last Years of His Great Life; Last Salute to a Great Monarch. Book is slightly bowed; previous owner's place, date and signature on front free endpaper; very small bump at top corner of approx first 30 pages; small bump at top corner of front board. Dust jacket has several large chips at edges - some with creases and tears, light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, spine colour is faded from purple to grey, 2" tear with old tape on inside, some signs of wrinkling on panels - probably due to light dampness, light browning on inside and on flaps; light rubbing and several small scuffs on panels. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE EARLY TRADING COMPANIES OF NEW FRANCE:  A CONTRIBUTION TO THE HISTORY OF COMMERCE AND DISCOVERY IN NORTH AMERICA., Biggar, H.P.
11 Biggar, H.P. THE EARLY TRADING COMPANIES OF NEW FRANCE: A CONTRIBUTION TO THE HISTORY OF COMMERCE AND DISCOVERY IN NORTH AMERICA.
Toronto University of Toronto Library 1901 First, Limited Edition. Good No Jacket 
308 pp, 10 1/4" H. No. 118 of the limited first edition of 600 copies. Rebound in maroon cloth with gilt lettering on spine, new endpapers. An ex-library copy with college stamp on top edge of textblock, library stamps, etc. on free endpapers. *Please note: lacks fold-out map that should accompany text.* Chapter headings: Introduction: Brief description of early expeditions to the regions of the St. Lawrence; The Discovery and Occupation of the St. Lawrence Valley; The Birth and Growth of Trade and Commerce, 1497-1597; The Two Attempts of La Roche and the First Fur-Trade Monopoly; The Two Monopolies of Monts, 1604-1608; The Freedom of Trade, 1609-1613; Champlain's Company, 1614-1620; The Caens Company and its Union with Champlain's, 1621-1627; The Company of New France, 1627-1629; New France under the Scottish and English Company, 1629-1632; Appendix: The Sources (Official / Narrative / Anonymous); Index. A small bump to the top corner of approx. 2/3 of the pages (becomes progessively smaller) - 21 page leaves have a small piece missing at the top corner; small tear at bottom of title page archivally taped; very light browning to pages and edges of text block; very light wear at corners of boards and at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
ATHANASE DE MEZIERES AND THE LOUISIANA-TEXAS FRONTIER 1768-1780.  VOLUME II.  (VOL. 2).  (SPAIN IN THE WEST:  A SERIES OF ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS FROM FOREIGN ARCHIVES - VOLUME II.), Bolton, Herbert Eugene.
12 Bolton, Herbert Eugene. ATHANASE DE MEZIERES AND THE LOUISIANA-TEXAS FRONTIER 1768-1780. VOLUME II. (VOL. 2). (SPAIN IN THE WEST: A SERIES OF ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS FROM FOREIGN ARCHIVES - VOLUME II.)
Arthur H. Clark, Cleveland, 1914, first edition. 
392 pp, large 8vo (9 5/8" H), hard cover (maroon cloth with gold lettering on spine) - no dust jacket. Top edge gilt. B&w frontispiece. Title continues: "Documents Published for the First Time, From the Original Spanish and French Manuscripts, C hiefly in the Archives of Mexico and Spain; Translated into English; Edited and Annotated". Section Headings: Indian Troubles in Texas, and the Attack on De Mezieres and the Baron de Ripperda; Frontier Problems, 1774-1777; Plan for Joint C a m p a i g n s Against the Osages and Apaches by the Nations of the North and the Forces of Texas and Louisiana, 1777-1778; The Expedition of 1778 from Bexar to the Nations of the Upper Trinity, Brazos, and Red Rivers; The Expedition of 1779 to t he N at io ns b et we en Natchitoches and the Middle Brazos; Recommendations for Reforms in the Province of Texas - The Death of De Mezieres, 1779; Errata; Index. Very light browning to pages, light waterstain at top of pages up to approx. pag e 4 0 - st ain fa des qu ick ly after the title page but the light waviness continues to page 40, many pages as yet unopened, two heavy water stains on top 2" of rear board causing discoloration and loss of color, light to moderate edge wear to b oard s an d to p/bo ttom of spin e, a fe w tiny soiling marks and scuffs, heavy browning to fore-edge and bottom of textblock. Scan available of rear board on request. Good 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
BELLEVILLE: A POPULAR HISTORY., Boyce, Gerry.
13 Boyce, Gerry. BELLEVILLE: A POPULAR HISTORY.
Toronto Natural Heritage / Dundurn 2008 1550028634 / 9781550028638 First Edition Fine 
310 pp, square large 8vo (9" x 9"). B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. "(A) treasure trove of stories - 'glorious and not-so-glorious' - embodying the history of the city of Belleville (Ontario) and its beautiful surroundings. Gerry Boyce, the dean of the area's historians, has done a masterful job of pulling together the best of Belleville's storied past, episode by episode, decade by decade: here one learns about the Native roots of the place, its debatable 'discovery' by Champlain, its hot-headed pre-Confederation politics, its involvement in Spiritualism in the 1850s and the spread of prostitution in the Victorian 1870s. Moving forward from the days of Susanna Moodie and Mackenzie Bowell, it provides an entertaining and probing stroll through the past 110 years, reminding readers of such national events as the sensational 1959 victory by the Belleville MacFarlands over the Russians at the World Amateur Hockey Championship in Prague; and then, less well known, the financially crippling news of secret payments made to the players. Gerry Boyce (reminds) us that our history, be it local or national, is much more lively and intriguing than we often realize." Michael Peterman . Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
INDIAN FIGHTS AND FIGHTERS., Brady, Cyrus Townsend.
14 Brady, Cyrus Townsend. INDIAN FIGHTS AND FIGHTERS.
New York Doubleday, Page 1909 Good reading copy only. No Jacket Remington, Schreyvogel, Blumenschein and Crawford. 
423 pp, 8 1/4" H. B&w drawings, photographs, maps & plans (including tissue-covered frontispiece) - collated. Contents: Part I. Protecting the Frontier: The Powder River Expedition; The Tragedy of Fort Phil Kearney; The Thirty-Two Against the Three Thousand; Personal Reminisences of Fort Phil Kearney and the Wagon-Box Fight; Forsyth and the Rough Riders of '68; The Journey of the Scouts and the Rescue of Forsyth; A Scout's Story of the Defense of Beecher's Island; Carpenter and His Brunettes. The Fight on Beaver Creek; A Further Discussion of the Beaver Creek Affair; The Battle of the Washita; Carr and Tall Bull at Summit Springs. Part II. The War with the Sioux: With Crook's Advance; Ex-Trooper Towne on the Rosebud Fight; The Grievance of Rain-in-the-Face; The Little Big Horn Campaign; The Last of Custer; One of the Last Men to see Custer Alive; The Personal Story of Rain-in-the-Face; Two Interesting Affairs; The First Success; A Decisive Blow; Miles' Great Campaigning; What They are There for - A Sketch of General Guy V. Henry, A Typical American Soldier. Appendices: Appendix A - Being a Further Discussion of General Custer's Course in the Little Big Horn Campaign; Appendix B - Further Light on the Conduct of Major Reno. Index. A few pages with small light soiling marks or light stains, two pages with small edge tear archivally taped, one page with wrinkling, very light browning to pages, front inside hinge has re-inforcement tape, front free endpaper is missing, spilt paper on inside rear hinge - hinge is holding well, light soiling staining to endpapers, heavy browning to edges of text block/boards and spine - also some staining/soiling, moderate edge wear - 1" piece missing on front hinge. book is protected in a stiff mylar sleev with some rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
LAWRENCE OF ARABIA: THE LIFE, THE LEGEND., Brown, Malcolm.
15 Brown, Malcolm. LAWRENCE OF ARABIA: THE LIFE, THE LEGEND.
London Thames & Hudson / Imperial War Museum 2005 0500512388 / 9780500512388 First Edition Very Good Very Good 
208 pp, 11" H. Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour with photographs, reproductions, maps. A visual biography that "takes us inside the mind of a man of extraordinary energy, ability and charisma who seemed to have everything in his hands only to throw it away, turning the rest of his life into an obsessive quest for anonymity and sanctuary. In Lawrence's own atmospheric photographs, haunting paintings of the desert and its peoples, evocative drawings and ephemera, all supported by quotations from his personal account of his experiences, we are able to enjoy the unfolding drama at first hand." Small light bump at top of rear hinge, one corner and at lower fore-edge of rear board; one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, small taped tear at top of front flap, very light rubbing and a few small faint line indentations on panels. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE BUFFALO PEOPLE:  PREHISTORIC ARCHAEOLOGY ON THE CANADIAN PLAINS., Bryan, Liz.
16 Bryan, Liz. THE BUFFALO PEOPLE: PREHISTORIC ARCHAEOLOGY ON THE CANADIAN PLAINS.
Edmonton University of Alberta Press 1991 0888642210 / 9780888642219 First Edition Very Good 
215 pp, 9" H. B&w and colour photographs, b&w drawings/diagrams. "The prehistoric nomadic inhabitants of Canada had no writing, no large settlements, and very little in the way of lasting material things. Before Europeans came to North America they had no guns, no horses, no hard metals. What clues we have come primarily from the work of archaeologists sifting through the buried evidence - little bits of stone and bone and pottery, refuse heaps and fire pits, ancient villages and burials, fingerprints and prehistoric blood. Yet theirs is a long and triumphant story of survival, a story that is even now just beginning to be told." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear, two small minoe corner creases, very slight lean to spine. 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
MACKENZIE, SELKIRK, SIMPSON., Bryce, George, Rev.
17 Bryce, George, Rev. MACKENZIE, SELKIRK, SIMPSON.
Toronto Morang 1905 Edition de Luxe. Very Good No Jacket Signed by publisher.
305 pp, 9 1/2" H. Beige cloth with paper title label on spine (a duplicate label laid in at the last page at time of publication could be used to 'freshen' the book's appearance), top edge gilt. A volume from the "Edition De Luxe" (limited to four hundred sets - this being from set 47, so numbered) of The Makers of Canada series - signed by the publisher, George Morang, on the limitation page. Three b&w tissue-covered portraits, including frontispiece. Contents: Sir Alexander Mackenzie (Struggle of the Fur Companies / The Young Trader / Fort Chipewyan / A Dash to the Arctic Sea / The Ascent of the Great River / A Wider Horizon / Winter on Peace River / Over the Great Divide / First to the Pacific and Return / Fame Achieved and the Ebbing Tide / The Great Explorer's Impulse); Lord Selkirk (A Youthful Philosopher / First Experiments in Emigration / A Dream of Empire / The Colony Begun / Red River Occupied / Angry Passions / Bloodshed / An Expedition of Rescue / Worry and Disaster / The Shadows Fall); Sir George Simpson (Dark Days and the Man for the Time / The Men He Led / The Domain of an Emperor / As Civil Ruler / A Journey Round the World / In His Letters / Before the Imperial Parliament / Canada's Debt to the Fur Companies); Index. Small soft bump at top corner of pages 200 to end of book, small area of foxing on rear endpapers, some toning to edges of text block and small foxing mark on bottom of text block, slight darkening to spine and light browning/darkening to spine paper label, minor edge wear, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
PEOPLE FROM THE SKY:  AINU TALES FROM NORTHERN JAPAN., Carpenter, Frances.
18 Carpenter, Frances. PEOPLE FROM THE SKY: AINU TALES FROM NORTHERN JAPAN.
Garden City, New York Doubleday 1972 First Edition Very Good Very Good- Betty Fraser. 
107 pp, 9 7/16" H. B&w illustrations. "In the model Ainu village on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido, Old Ekashi is one of the few storytellers who can remember the drama and excitement of ancient customs, legends and magic. Toko and Haruko beg their grandfather to repeat their favorite tales of Kamui, the Great-and-Important God, who sent lesser gods from the Sky Country to teach, protect and guide the Ainu people. Although Ekashi's eyes twinkle as he explains why the lark never flies very high, why the Ainu have no books and why the sparrow has only one dark spot on her beak, he doest not reveal just how much of his fabulous accounts of myth and folklore he really believes." Contents; People from the Sky; A-E-Oina, the Demon, and the Tattle-tale Dog; Animals from Heaven; "Good-by, Dear Little Bear God"; The Hungry Time; Yoshi-Tsuni, Brave Warrior from Japan; The Old Man on the Mountain; The Frog's Tattoo; The Mad Dancers of Upo-Pou-Shi; The One-Eyed Monster; Fox Magic; Pan'ambe and Pen'ambe; The Bats of Ru-Pe-Shi-Pi; The Golden Mare; Flying Sword; Two Terrible Fish; The "Little People". 3" line of glue residue on free front endpaper, browning on inside hinges. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light edge browning/foxing, light browning on spine, two small edge tears, very light general soiling, small soiling stain at bottom of front flap-fold. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
DEATH COMES FOR THE ARCHBISHOP.  ILLUSTRATED EDITION., Cather, Willa.
19 Cather, Willa. DEATH COMES FOR THE ARCHBISHOP. ILLUSTRATED EDITION.
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1929 First Illustrated Trade Edition. Hard Cover Good+ No Jacket Harold Von Schmidt. 
343 pp, 8vo (9" H) - medium brown cloth with dark brown lettering on spine and front board, illustration of a pot on front board. Pictorial endpapers, b&w illustrations. The first illustrated trade edition. Set in New Mexico in the second half of the 19th century, this is a story of the interaction between the respresentatives of the Catholic Church and the local and native people. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown, a few pages slightly roughly opened at bottom edge - mainly at front of book and at page 331, a few pages at rear of book not opened, moderate browning to edges of textblock, some staining to colored top of textblock, light edge wear, light rubbing, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small colored mark on bottom edge of both boards. 
Price: 155.00 USD
 
 
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.
20 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 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
 
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