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81 Stewart, Robert. SAM STEELE: LION OF THE FRONTIER.
Toronto Doubleday Canada 1979 038513598X / 9780385135986 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Fair Inscribed By Author
303 pp, 8 3/8" H. Map endpapers, b&w photographs. Inscribed on title page: "To Mr. Walter Loudon / an old Nor'Wester / Robert Stewart". "Young Sam Steele joined the North-West Mounted Police at its founding in the spring of 1873. His physical strength, skill with a horse, and determined character made him an ideal recruit for the fledgling force faced with the task of policing an area the size of Western Europe. Those first Mounties, ill-equipped and undermanned as they were, managed to bring order to a vast frontier and made possible the preservation of the fragile Canadian confederation. As he rose through the ranks, (he) took part in the great and small events of the opening of the Canadian West. Whether dealing with the refugee Sioux Chief Sitting Bull or tracking down cattle rustlers and murderers - and then dispensing justice in a tent courtroom - Steele displayed a combination of bravery, commonsense, fairness, and ingenuity. Thanks to Sam and the thirty men under him, not a mile of the Canadian Pacific Railway was lost to lawlessness during its construction through the prairies. Durng the gold rush of '98, he gained the respect of the roughnecks and dance hall girls alike in Dawson City, becoming known as the Lion of the Yukon. As commander of Lord Strathcona's Horse in the Boer War, Fighting Sam and his Big Stirrups rode the veldt as they had the Canadian prairie. This is a rich and exciting biography of the most famous Mounted Policeman of his day; it is also the story of a fascinating and formative period in Canadian history." Slight wrinkling at bottom of spine, tiny scuff on front board, one tiny corner bump, a few tiny bumps on bottom edge of front board, two ssmall scuffs to fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has several tiny chips and small tears archivally taped, small edge creases, light soiling on rear panel, light liquid stain at bottom of rear flap-fold, two 3" tears on front panel with old tape on inside, slight browning. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE HOUSEHOLD CAVALRY JOURNAL (INCORPORATING "THE ACORN" AND 'THE BLUE AND ROYAL").  VOL. No.1 1993., Tabor, P.J., Major, editor.
82 Tabor, P.J., Major, editor. THE HOUSEHOLD CAVALRY JOURNAL (INCORPORATING "THE ACORN" AND 'THE BLUE AND ROYAL"). VOL. No.1 1993.
1993. 
92 pp, 11 11/16" H, soft cover (magazine format). Profusely illustrated in color and b&w. Interior - small soft bump to top corner of textblock, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - soft crease at corners of covers, very minor edge wear. Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE STRATHCONIAN: JOURNAL OF LORD STRATHCONA'S HORSE (ROYAL CANADIANS).  ALLIED WITH THE 17/21st LANCERS.  DECEMBER 1970.  SPECIAL EDITION. (STRATHCONIAN '70), Tanguay, M.J., Captain, editor.  Major A.S. Henry, editor-in-chief.
83 Tanguay, M.J., Captain, editor. Major A.S. Henry, editor-in-chief. THE STRATHCONIAN: JOURNAL OF LORD STRATHCONA'S HORSE (ROYAL CANADIANS). ALLIED WITH THE 17/21st LANCERS. DECEMBER 1970. SPECIAL EDITION. (STRATHCONIAN '70)
The Regiment, Calgary, Alberta, 1970. 
82 pp + ads, 11" H, soft cover. B&w photographs. Contents: Commanding Officer's Message; Colonel of the Regiment's Message; Germany: Former Commanding Officer's Message - Squadron Reports - Regimental Activities - Moreuil Wood Day 1970 - Freedom o f the City of Islerlohn; Rebadge: Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal - FGH/LdSH(RC) - Regimental Museum and Archives; Return to Calgary: Lieutenant Governor's Message - Commander's Message - Fifty Years in Calgary - Strathcona's and Calgary - Re-es t a b l ishment Activies; The National Reunion: Reunion Highlights - LdSH(RC) Association News - The Honey Tank; Regular Features: Squadron Reports - Retiring the Centurion Tank - Re-organization - The Mounted Troop and Band - Changeover of RSM's - De di ca ti on of Martin Park - Exchange Officer Report - Regimental Activities - Training - Ladies Auxiliary. Interior - light browning on pages 32/33 due to laid-in old newspaper clipping, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Ex ter ior - very light browning to edges, previous owner's stamp mark and light soiling/rubbing on rear cover, tiny corner creases/wear and a few small soft wrinkles on front cover, minor edge wear. Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
JAPANESE GARDENS., Taylor, Basil, Mrs.  (Harriet Osgood.)
84 Taylor, Basil, Mrs. (Harriet Osgood.) JAPANESE GARDENS.
London Methuen 1912 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Walter Tyndale. 
298 pp, 10 1/4" H. Deep red cloth with gilt lettering/banding/decoration on spine and front board, top edge gilt. 28 tissue-covered colour plates (including frontispiece), mounted on beige stock with borders and captions (collated). Contents: Preface; On Japanese Gardens in General; Japanese Gardening History; Gardening Principles; Garden Stones; Garden Accessories (Lanterns and Pagodas); Garden Fences and Hedges; Garden Architecture (Gates, Summer-Houses, and Bridges); Wells, Water-Basins, etc.; Landscape Gardens; Green Gardens; Water Gardens and Dried-up Water Scenery; Miniature Gardens; Some Particular Gardens; Flower Arrangement; Garden Folk-Lore and Legends - (I); Ditto (2); Flower Festivals; The Four Seasons of Flowers. Light wrinkling and wear at top/bottom of spine; light wear at board corners; light toning to fore-edge and bottom of text block; front free endpaper has small creases at top corner, one tiny edge tear archiavally taped and a tiny hole at bottom corner; very small hole in tissue of plate opposite page 244 - piece is glued to margin of page 244; rear free endpaper has small creases at top/bottom corner and a tiny hole at top corner - tiny hole a top corner of preceeding page also; paper is split on inside rear hinge but holding firmly. 
Price: 225.00 USD
 
 
85 Telfer, W.P. HUMBOLDT ON THE CARLTON TRAIL.
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Modern Press 1975 First Printing, Limited Edition. Hard Cover Very Good Urban Lukan. 
84 pp, oblong (8 3/4" H x 11" D). Copyright page states 'Limited Edition', but no limitation details supplied. Light brown cloth with black lettering on spine, black lettering & decoration on front board. B&w photographs, maps, drawings. A local history of Humboldt, Saskatchewan. Contents: Acknowledgements; Introduction; The First White Visitors; The Red River Cart; The Carlton Trail; The Dominion Telegraph; The Weldons; The Death of Birdie; Alfred von Lindeburgh; The Suicide at Round Hill; The Diary of Elizabeth McFadden; 1880-1884; 1885 - The Rebellion Year; Tom Hourie's Swimming Feat; The Indian Capture at Dead Moose Lake; The Humboldt Stone; The Stage Coach Holdup; Epilogue - The Settlers Arrive; Bibliography; Alexander von Humboldt. Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight bump at bottom corner of both boards. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
PRIDE IN THE PAST...CONFIDENCE IN THE FUTURE.  ADVERTISING PRINTING BLOCK WITH AERIAL VIEW OF DOWNTOWN TORONTO LOOKING TOWARDS THE ISLANDS., Toronto-Dominion Bank
86 Toronto-Dominion Bank PRIDE IN THE PAST...CONFIDENCE IN THE FUTURE. ADVERTISING PRINTING BLOCK WITH AERIAL VIEW OF DOWNTOWN TORONTO LOOKING TOWARDS THE ISLANDS.
Toronto Toronto-Dominion Bank 1959 No Binding Very Good 
Copper printing block, mounted on wood - 7" wide by 10 1/8" H x approx. 7/8" deep, comprising an aerial view of downtown Toronto looking towards the islands (5" x 7") and promotional text by The Toronto-Dominion Bank, referencing the 125th birthday of Toronto (1959). Approx. weight 2.2 kg (4 1/2 lbs). Some scattered non-active woodworm holes in wood - mainly at one edge, old paper label on back, light rubbing on copper plate. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
87 Twichell, Heath. NORTHWEST EPIC: THE BUILDING OF THE ALASKA HIGHWAY.
New York St. Martin's Press 1992 0312077548 / 9780312077549 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
368 pp, 9 1/2" H. Map endpapers, b&w photographs, maps. "(T)he panoramic story of the courageous U.S. Army Engineers and civilian contractors who toiled in the tense months after Pearl Harbor to build a 1,500-mile emergency supply line through the rugged Canadian Rockies to isolated military bases in Alaska. The construction of this winding gravel road - GI's called it the ALCAN - was very much an all-American adventure: blacks, whites, and natives working together under the harshest extremes of climate and terrain - racing to bolster Alaska's defenses and deter another Japanese attack on North American soil. The Alaska Highway - with its hundreds of bridges, chain of airfields, and oil refinery and pipeline system (known as CANOL) - opened to traffic in late 1942 and was in full use one year later. Though one of the greatest feats of twentieth-century macro-engineering, this huge project sparked as much protest as patriotism. Critics argued that the road was in the wrong place and would have little postwar value; a well-publicized investigation of CONOL's excesses gave a critical boost to the career of Senator Harry S. Truman." Very light wrinkling at top of spine, very small bump at top corner of both boards. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds, light fading to spine color. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
BLOODY PROVOST:  AN ACCOUNT OF THE PROVOST SERVICE OF THE BRITISH ARMY, AND THE EARLY YEARS OF THE CORPS OF ROYAL MILITARY POLICE., Tyler, R.A.J.
88 Tyler, R.A.J. BLOODY PROVOST: AN ACCOUNT OF THE PROVOST SERVICE OF THE BRITISH ARMY, AND THE EARLY YEARS OF THE CORPS OF ROYAL MILITARY POLICE.
London Phillimore 1980 085033598 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
245 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w illustrations. "(A) carefully researched account of the development of the military police from the Middle Ages to the end of the Boer War. By that time, Provost Marshals were being recognised as Military Police Officers, though full recognition was delayed until 1953. Military historians on both sides of the Atlantic will find much that is new in Major Tyler's authoritative text, while past or present members of the military police will be fascinated to learn of the centuries-old traditions of their calling and the proud, if ruthless, actions of so many of their predecessors." Previous owner's small stamp on front pastedown, minor wrinkle at top of spine, minor soiling mark on fore-edge of textblock. Dust jacket is price clipped, has very minor edge wear, light wrinkling at top of spine. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
THE DULANYS OF WELBOURNE: A FAMILY IN MOSBY'S CONFEDERACY., Vogtsberger, Margaret Ann.  Maps by Katherine Tennery.  Genealogical charts by Tracey A. Barger.
89 Vogtsberger, Margaret Ann. Maps by Katherine Tennery. Genealogical charts by Tracey A. Barger. THE DULANYS OF WELBOURNE: A FAMILY IN MOSBY'S CONFEDERACY.
Rockbridge, Berryville, Virginia, 1995. 
316 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 188352203X Map endpapers, b&w photographs. "Richard Henry Dulany personally equipped a company of mounted riflemen, the Dulany Troop, in July 1861. Thus he began a commendable militar y career. The thrice-wounded Dulany rose to temporary command of the Laurel Brigade, yet the young widower was also a father and brother and son whose concern for the well-being of his extended family at Welbourne, his historic country estate n e a r Middleburg, in Loudoun County, Virginia, was foremost in his heart and permeated his thoughts and letters. The writings of the colonel, his father, his children (who ranged in age from five to twelve years old when the war began) and other f am il y m embers who flowed in and out of Welbourne's spacious rooms reveal the touching activity of daily life maintained despite the chaotic times. Their words reveal the gravity of their situation, yet they also note lighter moments and give tha nks fo r sm all triumphs." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has some minor edge wrinkling, very light rubbing. Near Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 37.50 USD
 
 
REBELLION IN THE MOHAWK VALLEY: THE ST. LEGER EXPEDITION OF 1777., Watt, Gavin K.  Research assistance by James F. Morrison.
90 Watt, Gavin K. Research assistance by James F. Morrison. REBELLION IN THE MOHAWK VALLEY: THE ST. LEGER EXPEDITION OF 1777.
Dundurn, Toronto, 2002, first edition. 
429 pp, large 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 1550023764 B&w reproductions, maps. "In the summer of 1777, the British general John Burgoyne mounted a massive expedition from Canada to New York State with the goal of splitting the rebelling American colonies into two. Simultaneously, Brigadier Barry St. Leger led a supporting flank attack from Lake Ontario into the Mohawk Valley. His expedition had three major goals: recruit the Iroquois and their allies; defeat the rebel troops in the Mohawk region; and join Burgoyne's Grand Army at Albany. St. Leger's Indians and loyalists shattered the Mohawk Valley militia at Oriskany on their march to relieve Fort Stanwix; however, the fort's stubborn defenders stalled St. Leger until he was d u p e d into retreating. He then attempted to reinforce Burgoyne, but was halted at Ticonderoga due to lack of transport. The grand campaign from Canada ended in catastrophe when word came of Burgoyne's surrender. The remaining troops destroy e d Ti co nd er oga and withdrew to Canada." Interior - tiny crease at top/bottom corner of first few pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, three very small light corner creases. Very Good+ 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
RIDER'S GUIDE TO MOUNTED GAMES., Webber, Toni.
91 Webber, Toni. RIDER'S GUIDE TO MOUNTED GAMES.
Shrewsbury Swan Hill 1996 1853105651 / 9781853105654 Soft Cover Very Good+ 
141 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H). B&w photographs, drawings, diagrams. "Aimed at both the rider and the organiser, this book covers all levels from children's gymkhanas to Prince Philip Cup games. For most competitors gymkhanas are their first introduction to competitive riding and the author includes a brief history of gymkhanas and how they developed. Toni Webber has a wealth of practical experience and she uses this to the full to give the reader advice on training the pony, choosing a games pony, learning difficult manoeuvres, making equipment. She is also able to impart much helpful advice to the rider - no matter what their age or level of ability. Also included in the book are basic rules for the different games currently in use along with a list of useful addresses." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear, light rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
HUDSON'S BAY TO HARO STRAIT: BOOKS ON WESTERN CANADA AND THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST.  A COLLECTORS' GUIDE., Whale, G.J. Kim.
92 Whale, G.J. Kim. HUDSON'S BAY TO HARO STRAIT: BOOKS ON WESTERN CANADA AND THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST. A COLLECTORS' GUIDE.
Victoria, British Columbia Rockland Books 1998 0968326005 / 9780968326008 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Signed by Author
316 pp + Index, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). No. 186 of the first edition of 500 copies. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper. "(T)he boundaries of the guide are reasonably flexible. If a book contains significant Western or Western Arctic material, it will be included. The geographic reach embraces all the past and present territory of Western and Arctic Canada, all that was once Rupert's Land as well as those areas where histories have intermingled. For example, the great gold rushes of Alaska and the Klondike are strongly linked, and that's reflected in the accounts dealing with those events. I don't think I've missed many of the West's important books, but allow me the occasional oversight. The listings of the books have been made as clear and simple as possible, with a minimum of bibliographic description; enough ony to provide a sense of the size, shape and format of the book and a rough guide to the contents. The physical description is as extensive as needs be to identify the first or most desired edition or, in a lot of cases, the best edited; occasionally all three." From the Introduction. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
FIRST IN THE FIELD:  GAULT OF THE PATRICIAS., Williams, Jeffery.
93 Williams, Jeffery. FIRST IN THE FIELD: GAULT OF THE PATRICIAS.
St Catharines, Ontario Vanwell 1995 1550680552 / 9781550680553 First Canadian Edition. Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
278 pages, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "Born into a wealthy Montreal family in 1882, Gault was fortunate in having the means to pursue his own desires, of which a taste for adventure figured prominently and was to take him, as a subaltern in the 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles, to fight in the Boer War, and throughout the rest of his life on any number of more or less hazardous expeditions. But the act for which his name will be for ever carved in stone was the raising at his own expense on the outbreak of the First World War of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry." Dust jacket has very minor edge wear and is lightly rubbed. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
FIRST IN THE FIELD:  GAULT OF THE PATRICIAS., Williams, Jeffery.
94 Williams, Jeffery. FIRST IN THE FIELD: GAULT OF THE PATRICIAS.
St Catharines, Ontario Vanwell 1995 1550680552 / 9781550680553 First Canadian Edition. Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
278 pages, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs. Separate Foreword leaf (not mentioned in Table of Contents) laid in. "Born into a wealthy Montreal family in 1882, Gault was fortunate in having the means to pursue his own desires, of which a taste for adventure figured prominently and was to take him, as a subaltern in the 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles, to fight in the Boer War, and throughout the rest of his life on any number of more or less hazardous expeditions. But the act for which his name will be for ever carved in stone was the raising at his own expense on the outbreak of the First World War of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry." Very small bump at top of rear hinge, minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light rubbing, is price-clipped, has very light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
95 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
 
 
96 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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