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OLD FORT HENRY, THE CITADEL OF UPPER CANADA., Way, Ronald L.
181 Way, Ronald L. OLD FORT HENRY, THE CITADEL OF UPPER CANADA.
Ontario-St. Lawrence Development Commission, (Kingston, Ontario), n.d. 
25 pp, 11 1/8" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). B&w photographs, maps, plans, reproductions. A brief illustrated history of Old Fort Henry at Kingston, Ontario, originally printed in the Canadian Geographical Journal. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor rubbing. Very Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
182 Way, Ronald L. ONTARIO'S NIAGARA PARKS: A HISTORY.
Niagara Parks Commission 1960 Revised Edition Hard Cover Very Good 
299 pp, small 4to (10 3/16" H). Green cloth with gold lettering on spine and front board. B&w and colour plates, 3 fold-out maps at rear. Contents: Foreword; Author's Preface; Preface to the Second Edition; Prologue; Genesis and Establishment, 1874-1905 (The Background / Beginnings / Critical Years / Early Power Development / After Two Decades); Growth and Progress, 1905-1959 (The Niagara River Boulevard / The Power Systems / Lands, Buildings, Improvements / Horticulture / Historic Sites and Memorials / Revenues and Finance / The Niagara Parks Commission); Appendices (The Chairmen, Commissioners, Superintendants and General Managers of the Niagara Parks Commission / Niagara District Memorials / Fort Mississauga); Index. Light wear at corners and at top/bottom of spine, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, multiple edge creases on leading edge of first rear map, light browning to edges of the text block. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
SOLDIERING AT FORT HENRY, THE CITADEL OF UPPER CANADA., Way, Ronald L.
183 Way, Ronald L. SOLDIERING AT FORT HENRY, THE CITADEL OF UPPER CANADA.
Ontario-St. Lawrence Development Commission, (Kingston, Ontario), n.d. 
29 pp, 11 1/8" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). B&w and colour photographs, reproductions, uniform studies. A brief history of the soldiers and regiments of Old Fort Henry, orginally printed in the Canadian Geographical Journal. Light fading to color at top of front cover, a few very soft creases on covers. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
TUG OF WAR:  THE ALLIED VICTORY THAT OPENED ANTWERP., Whitaker, W. Denis and Whitaker, Shelagh.
184 Whitaker, W. Denis and Whitaker, Shelagh. TUG OF WAR: THE ALLIED VICTORY THAT OPENED ANTWERP.
Toronto Stoddart 2000 0773732268 / 9780773732261 Second Edition, revised. Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
470 pp, 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs and maps/battle plans. "Antwerp, Leopold Canal, Woensdrecht, Breskens Pocket, Walcheren Island - these place names live on in the memories of World War Two veterans of Canadian infantry and armoured divisions who fought in the mud and wet against an unbending enemy. It was 1944 and the Canadian army, with divisions from the U.K., U.S., and Poland, had been given the difficult task of liberating the port of Antwerp and clearing both banks of the Scheldt River. The bitter Battle of the Scheldt lasted 86 days, and took the lives of more than 12,000 Allied soldiers. Brigadier General Denis Whitaker was a lieutenant-colonel in that battle, commanding the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry. For this book, he interviewed more than 150 men who fought alongside him on the Dutch polders. Meticulously researched in Europe and Canada, (this book) does not tread lightly on accepted notions of military historians. Revised with a new afterword, this important true story of nineteen- and twenty-year-old soldiers, many of whom died miserably on the sodden polders of Zeeland, deserves to be read again and again." One small corner bump. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at bottom of rear flap-fold. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
WHILE WASHINGTON BURNED:  THE BATTLE FOR FORT ERIE 1814., Whitehorne, Joseph.
185 Whitehorne, Joseph. WHILE WASHINGTON BURNED: THE BATTLE FOR FORT ERIE 1814.
The Nautical & Aviation Publishing Company of America, Baltimore, Maryland, (1992). 
227 pp, large 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illus. "...recounts the first U.S. victory on the land against an organized British force and details the series of bloody attacks and counterattacks...drawing from new archaeological discoveries a nd pains taking archival and genealogical research, offers a compelling tale of bravery and bravado, of fear and sacrfice, of fleeting glories and costly standoffs. Featuring maps and extensive appendixes of the armies involved, the boo k a n a l y z e s the strategy and tactics of the battle and highlights the emergence of the new military leaders, like Brigadier General Winfield Scott, who instilled new standards for military professionalism in the U.S. Army." Minor edgewear t o b oa rd s. Du st j ac k et has very light edgewear, one tiny closed tear at bottom of front panel near spine. NF/NF 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
A DREAM OF EAGLES/THE CAMULOO CHRONICLES 1st. 7 BOOKS OF  SERIES.  1. THE SKYSTONE.  2. THE SINGING SWORD.  3. THE EAGLE'S BROOD.  4. THE SAXON SHORE.  5. THE SORCERCER.  BOOK I. THE FORT AT RIVER'S BEND.  6. THE SORCERER.  BOOK II. METAMORPHOSIS., Whyte, Jack.
186 Whyte, Jack. A DREAM OF EAGLES/THE CAMULOO CHRONICLES 1st. 7 BOOKS OF SERIES. 1. THE SKYSTONE. 2. THE SINGING SWORD. 3. THE EAGLE'S BROOD. 4. THE SAXON SHORE. 5. THE SORCERCER. BOOK I. THE FORT AT RIVER'S BEND. 6. THE SORCERER. BOOK II. METAMORPHOSIS.
Penguin, (Toronto, 1993/9th, 1994/7th, 1995/4th, 1996/1st, 1998/1st, 1998/1st, 2001/3rd). 
624 pp, 612 pp, 643 pp, 769 pp, 534 pp, 530 pp, 809 pp, paperbacks - 7 volumes. An epic saga of Camelot, the Round Table, Merlyn and the High King - Arthur. Interiors - vol. 7 has 10 small dog-ear corner creases and slight browning in margins of p ages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor to light edge wear on covers, vol. 1 has two tiny dints on fore-edge of rear cover and last few pages, vol.1 & 7 spines are slightly concave, vol. 5 has spine cr e a s e s - a few faint creases on some other spines, vol. 6 has a few tiny scuffs on spine. Very Good 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
187 Wickenden, Dorothy. NOTHING DAUNTED: THE UNEXPECTED EDUCATION OF TWO SOCIETY GIRLS IN THE WEST.
New York Scribner 2011 1439176582 / 9781439176580 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
286 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs. "In the summer of 1916, Dorothy Woodruff and Rosamond Underwood, close friends from childhood and graduates of Smith College, left home in Auburn, New York, for the wilds of northwestern Colorado. Bored by their society luncheons, charity work, and the effete young men who courted them, they learned that two teaching jobs were available in a remote mountaintop schoolhouse and applied - shocking their families and friends. They took the new railroad over the Continental Divide and made their way by spring wagon to the tiny settlement of Elkhead, where they lived with a family of homesteaders. They rode several miles to school each day on horseback, sometimes in blinding blizzards. Their students walked or skied on barrel staves, in tattered clothes and shoes tied together with string. The man who had lured them out west was Ferry Carpenter, a witty, idealistic, and occasionally outrageous young lawyer and cattle rancher. He had promised them the adventure of a lifetime and the most modern schoolhouse in Routt County; he hadn't let on that the teachers would be considered dazzling prospective brides for the locals. In their buoyant letters home, the two women captured the voices and stories of the pioneer women, the children, and the other memorable people they got to know. Nearly a hundred years later, the granddaughter of Dorothy Woodruff found the letters and began to reconstruct the women's journey. Enhancing the story with interviews with descendants, research about these vanished communities, and trips to the region, (she) creates an exhilarating saga about two intrepid young women and the 'settling up' of the West." Browning to bottom of text block - mainly near spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling and minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
188 Williams, Edward F. EARLY MEMPHIS AND ITS RIVER RIVALS.
Historical Hiking Trails 1984 Third Printing Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
36 pp, 9 11/16"H. Reprinted from The West Tennessee Historical Society Papers Vol. XXII 1968. Reproductions of town plans, river maps, portraits and drawings. The story of how Memphis, Tennessee got its first firm foothold in its climb to success as the metropolitan center of the 'Mid-South'. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear/wrinkling. Bottom corner slightly bent. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
A DEVIL AND A GOOD WOMAN, TOO:  THE LIVES OF JULIA PETERKIN., Williams, Susan Millar.  (Julia Peterkin.)
189 Williams, Susan Millar. (Julia Peterkin.) A DEVIL AND A GOOD WOMAN, TOO: THE LIVES OF JULIA PETERKIN.
Athens, Georgia University of Georgia Press 1997 0820319120 / 9780820319124 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
343 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs. "Julia Peterkin revolutionized American literature by writing seriously about the lives of plain black farming people. In five bold, lyrical books she pushed the bounds of realism to earn the startled praise of such intellecturals and literary artists as W.E.B. Du Bois and Langston Hughes. A plantation mistress who vowed to 'write what is, even if it is unpleasant', she took up writing at the age of forty, produced two best-selling novels, and won a Pulitzer Prize before mysteriously abandoning writing twelve years later. Peterkin's fiction chronicles the collapse of plantation agriculture on the Gullah coast of South Carolina. At the same time her writings are a thinly veiled autobiography of a southern white woman struggling to create something new out of the beauty and sorrow around her. Writing to her mentor H.L. Menckn in 1922, Peterkin declared, 'These black friends of mine live more in one Saturday night than I do in five years. I envy them, and I guess as I cannot be them, I seek satisfaction in trying to record them.' The first full account of Peterkin's life is an exemplary biography of a brilliant, enigmatic women who defied convention, lived as she pleased, and wrorte what she knew." Minor edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor rubbing, some fading to spine colour (still very legible) and parts of top edge/front flap-fold. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
190 Woodcock, George. A PICTURE HISTORY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA.
Edmonton Hurtig 1980 0888301855 / 9780888301857 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
240 pp, 11 1/4" H. "With almost four hundred (b&w) illustrations - which include paintings, drawings, maps, and original documents as well as a splendid section of fascinating photographs - the story of British Columbia is presented here in all its exciting contrast. In telling the story of Canada's western-most province, George Woodcock has vividly caught its unique character. (He) presents the varied personalities who shaped the province: Canadian fur traders and British naval captains; genteel citizens of nineteenth-century Victoria and brawling miners in Barkerville; high-minded missionaries and hard-living railroad builders; land speculators, farmers, politicians, journalists, industrialists, and of course the original inhabitants, the Coast Indians with their rich cultural traditions. (This book) spans the whole range from the age of the dinosaurs to the politics of the 1980s, and it includes (many) fascinating details. History comes alive as, picture by picture, Woodcock traces the development of a small settlement on Vancouver Island into the thriving province we know today." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear, minor edge wrinkling, very light rubbing with a few tiny scuffs on rear panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
191 Zaslow, Morris. THE NORTHWARD EXPANSION OF CANADA, 1914-1967.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1988 0771090714 / 9780771090714 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
421 pp, 9 1/4" H. One of 'The Canadian Centenary Series'. B&w photographs, maps. "In the concluding volume of his study of the Canadian North since Confederation, Morris Zaslow details with encyclopedic scope the accelerating change typical of the second half of that era. In this period the frontiers of agriculture and industry swept northward from near the international border to their economic limits. In the search for oil and natural gas, these limits were also close to the country's physical limits. Assisted by new roads, extended railways, improved river transportation, and the new airplane, settlers, prospectors, and developers cleared land, sought mineral treasures, opened enterprises, and established permanent settlements in areas formerly given over to hunting and trapping by the native peoples. At the same time, the institutions of society and government familiar to southern Canada followed at a more measured pace." Minor wrinkling at top of spine, small bump at bottom corner of both boards. Dust jacket has small light stain on front panel, wrinkling at bottom of flap-folds with old tape on inside surface - very light edge wrinkling elsewhere. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
192 Zaslow, Morris. THE OPENING OF THE CANADIAN NORTH, 1870-1914.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1971 0771090722 / 9780771090721 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
339 pp, 9 1/4" H. One of 'The Canadian Centenary Series'. B&w photographs, maps. "(T)races Canada's northward expansion in the years after Confederation. In the forefront of the movement were the fur-traders, missionaries, and gold-seekers. Behind them came provincial and federal overnments, concerned for their authority, and anxious to develop the riches of the North. Under the Laurier government (1896-1911) the advance quickened, and the roles of the Geological Survey, North-West Mounted Police, and Departments of the Interior, Indian Affairs, and Marine and Fisheries, gained new importance. A country which, by Confederation, had barely extended beyond the Gulf of St. Lawrence and St Lawrence Lowlands region, ahd by 1914 occupied the prairies. Aided by new transcontinental railways, its people had begun moving into the forest of the Middle North along a front that extended from lake St John to Dawson, and the Arctic frontier beyond recieved increasing attention. But the governments failed in their treatment of the native population, and in their eagerness to foster development they allowed resources to be exploited blindly, for and by foreign interest in the main." Slight darkening to edges of text block, very light wrinkling to top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, light rubbing and small light scratch on front panel, minor soiling, a few small and tiny edge tears - archivally taped, slight browning to spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
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