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101 Matthews, Carolyn. TRUE STORIES OF RESCUE AND SURVIVAL: CANADA'S UNKNOWN HEROES.
Dundurn, Toronto, 2008, first edition. 
171 pp, square soft cover (8" x 8"). B&w photographs. ISBN 9781550028515 "A crab boat off Newfoundland catches fire, and a dangerous rescue is undertaken by helicopter. A child goes missing in a New Brunswick forest, and a desperate hunt is mounted. A climber tumbles 70 feet down the side of a mountain in British Columbia, and a dangerous long-line rescue is attempted. A commercial helicopter crashes in Nunavut, and a search and rescue team braves a savage snowstorm to save the pilot. (This book) features the above thrilling accounts and many more from across the country, past and present. Its heroes are to be found in the RCMP, city police forces, the Canadian military, and among all the rescue workers and specialists of the C anadian Coast Guard - volunteers, too, risk injury and even death to help others. Sidebars highlight the equipment search and rescue teams use, how search dogs are trained, how long-line rescues work, how navy divers are making a difference in the deserts of Afghanistan, and the meaning of terms such as emergency position-indicating radio beacons, Maydays, datum lines, and much more." Although catalogued as for the younger reader, this book gives an interesting overview of Canadian search and rescue operations for most levels of reader. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - 1" faint scratch on rear cover. Near Fine 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
102 May, Lowell A. Foreword by Terry Van Meter. CAMP CONCORDIA: GERMAN POWs IN THE MIDWEST.
Sunflower University Press, Manhattan, KS, 1995, 
146 pp, 11" H, soft cover. ISBN 0897451929 B&w photographs, reproductions, map. Contents: Foreword; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Building the Camp; Trouble in the Compounds; An Officers Camp; Mission Accomplished; Dismantling the Camp; Notes; Bibliography; Appendices: American Strength; German Strength; Morale Factors; The Station Hospital; Enlisted Men Detachments; POW Roster, 1943; POW Roster, 1945; American Rosters; Branch Camps; Organization Chart, Concordia Internment Camp ; I n d e x . Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, minor rubbing, three minor corner creases. Very Good 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
HALFHYDE ORDERED SOUTH., McCutchan, Philip.
103 McCutchan, Philip. HALFHYDE ORDERED SOUTH.
Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, 1979, first edition. 
220 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0297776843 Sixth novel in the "Halfhyde" series. "Lieutenant St Vincent Halfhyde, RN, finds himself once again under the thumb of his old compatriot, the incoherent and blustering Captain Watkiss, on a diplomatic mission to Chile. Under the guise of a steaming party delivering an obsolete battleship, HMS Meridian, to the Chilean government, Watkiss and Halfhyde learn from the Foreign Office official representative that their real pu rpose is to safeguard British interests in South America threatened by aggressive action on the part of the Germans. Before setting out in the old ironclad, news arrives that a British Admiral has been detained in Valparaiso, and that the w i l y V i c e -Admiral von Merkatz is steaming full ahead in that direction. The Meridian hastily leaves port in pursuit, but while she is still in British waters, Detective Inspector Todhunter from the Metropolitan Police is put aboard, and ano th er t as k i s ad de d to Halfhyde's mission: to track down Todhunter's old enemy Sir Russell Savory, top civil servant turned traitor, who has escaped from prison and is suspected of being in league with von Merkatz. Halfhyde is the first to s igh t v on Mer ka tz, s oon af ter coaling at Madeira, and the race to Valparaiso is on." Faint cigarette odor, light wrinkling at top of spine, tiny soiling speck on fore-edge of textblock, minor edge rubbing. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of spi ne a nd rear fl ap-f old, light browning at top inside edge. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
HALFHYDE OUTWARD BOUND., McCutchan, Philip.  Dust jacket illustration by Mike Roffe.
104 McCutchan, Philip. Dust jacket illustration by Mike Roffe. HALFHYDE OUTWARD BOUND.
Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, 1983, first edition. 
165 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0297782703 Tenth novel in the "Halfhyde" series. "After the debacle of Captain Watkiss' accidental death....Lieutenant St Vincent Halfhyde unexpectedly finds himself put on the half-pay list of Her Majesty's Navy. Appalled by the business of marriage, in which he unwittingly fell prey to an admiral's daughter of stern character, he decides to combine a reprieve from his wife and a desire to broaden his experience with a spell u n d e r s a il, on a merchantman bound for Sydney. On a drunken evening in Liverpool the gullible Captain MacRafferty signs Halfhyde on as an able seaman; his ship, the 'Aysgarth Falls', has a crew mainly consisting of unseamanlike villains on t he r un f ro m t he police, led by a First Mate whose obvious dishonesty and bullying tactics immediately alarm Halfhyde. Bad weather and outbreaks of fighting in the fo'c'sle herald the dangers ahead. In his efforts to uncover a lucrative b ut il lic it dea l m ad e b etw een the First Mate and a mysterious passenger to be picked up off Chile, Halfhyde falls into the hands of unscrupulous captors who intend to sell him to his old enemy, Vice Admiral Paulus von Merkatz. The German fla gsh ip's ine vit able pre sen ce i n So uth American waters provides Halfhyde, aided by an English captain, with a chance to display his naval training and quick thinking as he hoodwinks von Merkatz and sets off in pursuit of the 'Aysgarth Falls', now seve ral d ays ahead . Cl ashe s bet ween the three ships are unavoidable and it is not until they reach the treacherous shallows around the Great Barrier Reef of Australia that Halfhyde has a chance to try one of his most devious of stratage ms." Faint cigar ette odor, small ligh t crea se at fore-edge of pages 115 to 132, small shallow dint at top edge of front board. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, light edge browning - mainly at top inside edge and at top of flaps. Ver y Good+ /Very G ood 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
HALFHYDE ON THE AMAZON., McCutchan, Philip.  Dust jacket illustration by Rodger Towers.
105 McCutchan, Philip. Dust jacket illustration by Rodger Towers. HALFHYDE ON THE AMAZON.
Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, 1988, first edition. 
188 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0297792393 Fourteenth novel in the "Halfhyde" series. "St Vincent Halfhyde, commanding the steamer 'Taronga Park', is under orders to leave Liverpool for the Amazon River. His passenger is a senior British diplomat charged with a delicate mission to Brazil, where the German Emperor is believed to be establishing a naval base from which to harass British shipping in the event of war. Halfhyde's voyage is plagued with clashes of person alities, with bad weather....and murder. A horribly mutilated corpse is found aboard the 'Taronga Park' in the Liverpool Docks, but when Detective Inspector Todhunter of the Metropolitan Police is embarked to sail with the ship, Halfhyde i s u n c l e a r whether the policeman's investigations are confined to murder. More surprises await Halfhyde in Brazil where, at the small port of Santarem, he meets an old adversary whose unwelcome presence complicates the already volatile deali ng s w it h th e So ut h American authorities and with the sinister German navy." Light browning in margins of pages, small shallow dint on top of textblock, light browning to edges of textblock. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling at top o f s pi ne and f lsp -f old s, very light browning on spine. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
RIBBON OF FIRE., McLean, Allan Campbell.
106 McLean, Allan Campbell. RIBBON OF FIRE.
London Collins 1962 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good - 
189 pp, 8vo (8 1/8" H). "The day that Alasdair was dragged off by the police to the factor's house, accused of writing an anonymous letter threatening murder to the laird, was the day of Lachlann Ban's return from prison. For the year is 1884 and the crofters in the small township of Skye are being oppressed to the limit of their endurance by the laird and his harsh factor. Already they have fought back by pulling down the laird's fine new wall; and now with Lachlann Ban again at their head are determined to resist to the last the laird and his crippling reforms. Lachlann Ban was a bold leader and a fiery one. Who but he would have fought a pitched hand battle with the factor? Who but he would have dared to rescue a man from prison in Portree and then convey him safely in another man's coffin? Who but he would have gathered an army of men to march to the laird, their torches a ribbon of fire through the hills? Allan Campbell McLean's new novel for older boys and girls is filled with the conflicts and struggle of the times: the fierce antagonism between Lachlann Bann and the factor; the mounting tension of the men hidden on the hillside waiting to roll boulders on the heads of the soldiers in the pass below; the treachery of those who betrayed them. And the characters in the story - Alasdair himself; Lachlann Ban; Alasdair's father; his embittered mother; the crippled tailor; the laird and his dark-haired daughter who proves a real ally - are memorably drawn." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, 1" closed tear and a few tiny closed tears, light soiling/rubbing on rear panel. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
107 Mellor, John. THE COMPANY STORE: JAMES BRYSON McLACHLAN AND THE CAPE BRETON COAL MINERS, 1900-1925.
Toronto Doubleday Canada 1983 0385128126 / 9780385128124 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
362 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w photographs. "The devastating story of Cape Breton's miners and the strikes they launched against the companies that owned their homes, their possessions, and their churches. Canadians - and the rest of the world - will be shocked by accounts of police brutality and murder, mass demonstrations, rebellion, scandalous politicking, and most of all, desperate poverty and hunger. The miners had always been paid starvation wages by companies that held total monopolies of such towns as Glace Bay. The first time they launched a strike in 1905, soldiers were brought in and machine guns and barbed wire were set up around the mining communities. Credit was cut off from company stores (the only stores). Miners were evicted from company-owned houses (the only houses) in the middle of winter. The death toll was enormous. Strikes over the next fifteen years simply led to continued harrassment and eviction. At one time, the company was permitted, by government order, to employ hundreds of special police, mounted on horseback and supplied with guns and heavy sticks, to batter miners into submission. James Bryson McLachlan was the hero of the Cape Bretoners when he took up their cause and organized strikers and entered into negotiations with the companies. (This) is also his story - and the story of the beginnings of the labour movement for all of Canada." Small Christmas gift inscription on front free endpaper, a few tiny dents on bottom of text block, very light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light browning at edges, light rubbing/soiling on rear panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
WAFFEN-SS.  (1) FORGING AN ARMY (1934-1943).  6501., Michulec, Robert and Volstad, Ronald.
108 Michulec, Robert and Volstad, Ronald. WAFFEN-SS. (1) FORGING AN ARMY (1934-1943). 6501.
Concord, Hong Kong, 1997. 
52 pp, 11" H, soft cover. ISBN 9623616244 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, 2 full-page color uniform studies. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - one tiny corner crease. Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
WAFFEN-SS IN COMBAT.  6504., Michulec, Robert.  Edited by Tom Cockle.  Color plates by Ronald Volstad.
109 Michulec, Robert. Edited by Tom Cockle. Color plates by Ronald Volstad. WAFFEN-SS IN COMBAT. 6504.
Concord, Hong Kong, 1999. 
52 pp, 11" H, soft cover. ISBN 9623616457 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, 4 pages of color uniform studies. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. Near Fine 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE SNOW WALKER., Mowat, Farley
110 Mowat, Farley THE SNOW WALKER.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1975 0771066309 / 9780771066306 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Inscribed By Author
222 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H). Inscribed by author on title page: "to Luba / with love / Farley Mowat / 75.". "(P)resents a memorable portrait of a land and its people, capturing the essence of the Arctic and of Eskimo lore. The reader meets Koonar, the first intruder from the world of the whites, who bore a strange and powerful gift to the Innuit (the People). And Angutna, who was Brother to Kipmik, the white fox - and who paid a terible price for that. Arnuk, the lost Husky, and the lone wolf. Kala, who survived by means of an act of desperation. Nakusiak, who was washed ashore on a Scottish island. These figures and many others swell to life-like proportions through the accomplished prose of Farley Mowat. Poignant in its depiction of a way of life that is no more, (it) is sure to be counted among (his) finest contributions to Canadian literature." Previous owner's name in ink on front free endpaper, a few very light finger marks in margins of pages, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing, a few tiny edge tears - some with creases, tiny ink mark at bottom edge of front flap and front panel, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
EXTRA VIRGINITY: THE SUBLIME AND SCANDALOUS WORLD OF OLIVE OIL., Mueller, Tom.
111 Mueller, Tom. EXTRA VIRGINITY: THE SUBLIME AND SCANDALOUS WORLD OF OLIVE OIL.
New York W.W. Norton 2012 0393070212 / 9780393070217 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
238 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w and colour photographs. "For millenia, fresh olive oil has been one of life's necessities - not just as food but also as medicine, a beauty aid, and a vital element of religious rituals. Medical researchers today continue to confirm the remarkable, life-giving properties of true extra virgin olive oil. But this symbol of purity has become deeply corrupt. Most of what appears in supermarkets falls short of the high standards that define extra virgin oil, and some of it isn't even made from olives. Smelly, rancid, and downright fake olive oils are everywhere, from corner pizzerias to top restaurants. Tom Mueller takes us on a journey through the world of olive oil, meeting the hardworking artisan producers who struggle to conserve ancient, local traditions in the face of an increasingly globalized marketplace; fraudsters and multinationals who control the flows of fake products; chefs, researchers, military police, and oil sommeliers who celebrate the extraordinary oils that truly deserve the name 'extra virgin'. Superbly written, rich with fascinating forays into olive oil's uses throughout time, (this book) unveils the sacred history and profane present of a substance seen for millennia as the essence of health and civilization." Very minor rubbing on boards. Dust jacket has some minor edge wrinkling and minor rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE HISTORY OF THE NORTH-WEST REBELLION OF 1885.  COMPRISING A FULL AND IMPARTIAL ACCOUNT OF THE ORIGIN AND PROGRESS OF THE WAR, OF THE VARIOUS ENGAGEMENTS WITH THE INDIANS AND HALF-BREEDS, OF THE HEROIC DEEDS PERFORMED BY OFFICERS AND MEN..., Mulvaney, Charles Pelham.
112 Mulvaney, Charles Pelham. THE HISTORY OF THE NORTH-WEST REBELLION OF 1885. COMPRISING A FULL AND IMPARTIAL ACCOUNT OF THE ORIGIN AND PROGRESS OF THE WAR, OF THE VARIOUS ENGAGEMENTS WITH THE INDIANS AND HALF-BREEDS, OF THE HEROIC DEEDS PERFORMED BY OFFICERS AND MEN...
Coles, Toronto, 1971, facsimile reprint of the A.H. Hovey, Toronto edition of 1885. 
424 pp, 8vo (8 3/8" H), card covers. B&w illustrations. Title continues: "and of Touching Scenes in the Field, the Camp, and the Cabin; Including a History of the Indian Tribes of North-Western Canada, their Numbes, Modes of Living, Habits, Custom s, Religious Rites and Ceremonies, With Thrilling Narratives of Captures, Imprisonment, Massacres, and Hair-Breadth Escapes of White Settlers, Etc." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, t i n y b u m p to bottom corner of rear cover, minor browning to top edge of textblock. Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE MONEY THAT MONEY CAN'T BUY., Munro, James.
113 Munro, James. THE MONEY THAT MONEY CAN'T BUY.
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1968 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Jacket design by Larry Ratzkin. 
241 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). "The killing of a Chinese spy by three Russians in Northern England compels retaliation by Loomis, chief of Department K. John Craig abducts a Russian agents in Spain, narrowly escaping the Spanish police in a wild sea chase to Gibraltar, and picks up a batch of counterfeit money in the bargain. Meanwhile, Loomis has uncovered a fanatic anti-Communist organization in Britain which is trying to make trouble between Russia, Britain, and the United States. The suspected leader is a publishing tycoon. Before Craig is able to make sense of the situation, he undergoes some strange experiences in a simulated Wild West town and is almost broken by extreme torture. Once again, James Munro has written a superb and bizarre suspense novel." A few very small creases at top edge of pages 79 to 90. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, one small edge tear, light soiling on rear panel, protected in mylar sleeve. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE SKY'S NO LIMIT., Munro, Raymond Z.
114 Munro, Raymond Z. THE SKY'S NO LIMIT.
Toronto Key Porter 1985 0919493696 / 9780919493698 First Edition Hard Cover Good Very Good- 
288 pp, 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs. "Munro has had enough adventures and brushes with death to fill ten lifetimes - like the time a cannon shell exploded off the wing of his Spitfire over the English Channel; or the time he took on the Vancouver Police Department and exposed corruption in its ranks; or the time his hot air balloon crashed in gale force winds in the wintry Irish Sea; or the time he caroused with movie great Errol Flynn in Mexico. He draws vivid portraits of the many people and personalities he has known throughout his action-filled life, including Gary Cooper, Tony Curtis, Marilyn Monroe, air ace Sir Douglas Bader and Eleanor Roosevelt." Very small bump to top corner of pages, bump to top corner of boards, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light to moderate wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
MASSED BANDS SPECTACULAR.  BELLAHOUSTON PARK, GLASGOW 1990.  SOUVENIR BROCHURE., N/A
115 N/A MASSED BANDS SPECTACULAR. BELLAHOUSTON PARK, GLASGOW 1990. SOUVENIR BROCHURE.
Glasgow Michael Kelly Associates 1990 Stapled in Wraps Very Good - 
Unpaginated (42 pp.), 11 3/4" H. Color illustrations (photographs, reproductions, uniform studies, tartans). Contents: Foreword; The Army Benevolent Fund; City of Glasgow Council; The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards; The Scots Guards; The Royal Scots; The Royal Highland Fusiliers; The King's Own Scottish Borderers; The Cameronians; The Black Watch; Queen's Own Highlanders; Programme of Music; The Gordon Highlanders; The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders; The Territorial Army; Pipes and Drums; The Ceremony of Beating Retreat; Military Bands; Tartans and the Soldier; Regimental Colours; Pipe Banners; Strathclyde Police Pipe Band; Queen Victoria School; The Golden Lions. Interior - very light cigarette odor, small faint watermark at fore-edge of approx. first 15 pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge browning, small faint watermark on inside edge of front cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
JOE 90 TOP SECRET COMIC ANNUAL., N/A.
116 N/A. JOE 90 TOP SECRET COMIC ANNUAL.
Century 21, n.p., 1969. 
93 pp, 12" H, hard cover (pictorial boards) - no dust jacket. Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, cartoons. Contents: W.I.N. Identicards - Joe 90 and Professor McClaine; Joe 90 - 'Black Gold'; World Intelligence Network - Par t One; 'Paw-Foot Patrol'; How Nemesis Began....The Champions' Origin; The Champions - 'Error of Judgement'; W.I.N.'s Grins; 'The World Cup'; Ninepence + Tenpence = SPORT; Stamp Collecting - 'Making a Start'; Star Trek; Joe 90 - 'Double Str i k e ' ; W o r l d Intelligence Network - Part Two; Joe's Jokes; Land of the Giants; 'Campbell, Man of Speed'; Stamp-Collecting - 'A New Look'; The Champions - 'Deadline Discovery'; W.I.N. Identicards - Sam Loover and Shane Weston; Joe 90 - 'Snat ch t o Sl av e ry '; N in epence + Tenpence = SPORT - 'The Master-Stroke'; World Intelligence Network - Part Three; 'Airborne America'; Land of the Giants. First page is price clipped at bottom corner, inside hinges are slightly pulled but holdin g t igh tl y, bum p at top of gu tters of all pages, bump to top of spine, small bump to bottom of spine, minor edge wear and a few tiny edge dints, very light rubbing to boards, light pencil erasure mark at top corner of first page. Good+ 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
VISA TO RUSSIA., Newman, Bernard.
117 Newman, Bernard. VISA TO RUSSIA.
Herbert Jenkins, London, 1959, first edition. 
244 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs, maps. At the time of the author's tour, visits to Russia were carefully orchestrated affairs, watched over by government officials. "But what if you go as a private individual? Bernard Newman determined to find the answer to this question during the summer of (1958), and his account of his lone pilgrimage makes a fascinating book of the first importance. By simple devices at the disposal of any tourist he went m o r e o r l ess where he pleased, had dozens of conversations with ordinary people and enjoyed the hospitality of many a Russian home. Once the barrier of suspicion was penetrated, he found the Russians as friendly as the people of most other g re at n at i on s. H is meetings with them were disarmingly informal and quite the contrary to common experience. Then he was arrested, and he saw at first hand the police state at work. He saw something of the power of the Communist party lead er, of th eir d isr ega r d f or truth, of individual freedom, of human rights. It was a grim experience, and was in marked and sombre contrast to his earlier friendly encounters with the Man-in-the-Street. (This) is a balanced and trustworthy pict ure of a nat ion liv ing un der Communism, an existence which has been variously described by other writers as heaven, or as hell. In his description of it Bernard Newman has not fallen into the pitfalls of extremes. Instead, he has set asi de pr ejud ice a nd in an objec tive an d no n-political account tells us precisely what he saw and did." Top edge dye has migrated to top fore-edge of last 6 pages, tiny light stain on bottom of textblock, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small book store label on f ront p asted own, mino r bump at bottom of front board. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing, light browning. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
KING OF THE CASTLE.  THE MAKING OF A DYNASTY:  SEAGRAM'S AND THE BRONFMAN EMPIRE., Newman, Peter C.
118 Newman, Peter C. KING OF THE CASTLE. THE MAKING OF A DYNASTY: SEAGRAM'S AND THE BRONFMAN EMPIRE.
New York Atheneum Books for Young Readers 1979 0689109636 / 9780689109638 Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
304 pp, 9 1/2" H. "It is one of the world's great fortunes, the empire founded by Sam Bronfman and carried on through his family, a kingdom worth more than $7 billion nurtured on bootleg alcohol and sustained through decades of deals, scandals, legal explosions and interfamily warfare. At its heart is the Seagram Company Ltd., the world's largest distilling operation, responsible for more than one million bottles of liquor per day sold in the U.S. alone, but it also reaches far beyond that - to oil companies, hotels, mines, factories and real estate all over the world." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor bump to top edge of both boards, minor fading at top/bottom edges of boards. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, one small tear archivally taped. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
119 Nichol, Eric, editor. (Francis Dickens.) DICKENS OF THE MOUNTED: THE ASTONISHING LONG-LOST LETTERS OF INSPECTOR F. DICKENS NWMP, 1874-1886.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1989 0771068077 / 9780771068072 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
294 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). Map on front endpapers, reproductions of letters on rear endpapers. "Few people know that Charles Dickens had a son who served in the North-West Mounted Police in the days when the Canadian West was wild. Those historians who mention his twelve years in the force (1874-1886) dismiss him as a round peg in a square hole, a fat, stammering, slightly deaf, alcoholic Englishman with a tendency to fall off his horse in the course of tense confrontations with Indian warriors. These recently discovered letters home to England set the record straight, and reveal the true Dickens. Not only do these letters tell us much about the Dickens family, even to the point of parodying 'Pa's' purple prose, they also tell us a great deal about early Canada as Dickens saw it in Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, and Winnipeg, and in forts all across the prairies. Dickens met everyone worth meeting in the West - including Crowfoot, Gabriel Dumont, Sam Steele, Jerry Potts, and Louis Riel - and even encountered famous visitors such as Sitting Bull, the Governor General, and Col. Harry Flashman (whom he calls 'a humbug'). And while he may have blotted his copy-book surrendering Fort Pitt to Riel's rebels, we learn here that he deserves credit for inspiring the Mounties' Musical Ride and the phrase 'a Mountie always gets his man'. Editor Nichol's wonderful skills have brought this man so alive that when we part from Frank Dickens at the end of the book, we do so with the sense of having lost a friend." Small area of light browning on top of text block. Dust jacket has tiny dent on rear panel, very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
120 Nish, Cameron; Waite, P.B.; Brown, R.C.; Prang, M.E., editors. CANADIAN HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS SERIES - 3 VOLUME SET. VOLUME I. THE FRENCH REGIME. VOLUME II. PRE-CONFEDERATION. VOLUME III. CONFEDERATION TO 1949.
Scarborough, Ontario Prentice-Hall 1965 Very Good Good 
Three volume set - volumes I & III are hard covers in dust jackets, volume II is soft cover. Volume I: The French Regime - 176 pp, hard cover in dust jacket, 9" H - "(C)ontains a fascinating collection of first-hand accounts by individuals involved in the founding and settling of Canada. Through their own words these men chronicle their ambitions, deeds, and frustrations, from the time of Jacques Cartier's first voyage of exploration in 1534 to the surrender of Montreal to the British in 1760. Consisting mostly of translations from the original French, this book of documents was compiled with the purpose of placing an emphasis on the social and economic aspects of life during the French Regime in Canada." Volume II: Pre-Confederation - 242 pp, soft cover, 8 3/4" H - "(C)overs the history of British North America from the end of the French regime to 1867. Thus the history of Nova Scotia begins with the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713; that of Canada with the Treaty of Paris in 1763. New-foundland I have commenced, a little arbitrarily, in 1713; for the Hudson's Bay Company and the West I have included the Charter of 1670. Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick begin with their official establishment as provinces carved out of the old Province of Nova Scotia, in 1769 and 1784 respect-ively. The basic element in the story illustrated in this book is preforce political and constitutional history (but) at the same time I have tried to present the way various societies in British North America lived and worked." Volume III: Confederation to 1949 - 334 pp, hard cover in dust jacket, 9" H - (A) fascinating collection of first-hand accounts by some of the individuals who were actively involved in the events that led from consolidation of Confederation to Canada in the era of Post World War II. (It) indicates how Confederation was consolidated between 1967 and 1896. The emergence of modern Canada up to 1914 is then discussed. The First World War and the new economy that followed it then leads into the depression, the Second World War and industrialism. In the last part, external affairs are traced from 1914 on and Canada's international position is evaluated." Volume I has small ghost sticker mark on free front endpaper, very light browning on free endpapers, light browning to edges of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, small edge chips and tears, small area of surface paper loss on rear panel, slight fading to spine color, light rubbing, protected in a mylar sleeve. Volume II is lightly cocked, has light edge wear, light browning to edges of text block, small sticker residue on front cover. Volume III has very light browning to edges of text block, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has light edge wear, a small edge tear and a few tiny edge tears, light rubbing, light fading to spine color, very light browning at top of flaps, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
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