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  Inventory No. 805

Aldous, Dave.

Barns in Saskatchewan

Dave Aldous, Saskatoon, 1995, 2nd Edition, Illustrated Card Covers 21.0 cm, 107 pp
No Dust-jacket/ Near Fine     The book shows light rubbing to edges. The interior is clean, bright and tight.
Describes various barns, their construction and uses in Saskatchewan.
$ 15.00   ORDER     isbn 0969961707 ( Barns, Horses, cows, Round barns, barns, )


  Inventory No. 835

Anderson, Eldon.

Struggle and Splendor : An illustrated account of creative achievements on the great Canadian Plains.

Panorama Publications, Regina, 1996, First Edition, Illustrated Card Covers 21.5 cm, 120 pp
No Dust-jacket/ Near Fine     The book is clean, bright and tight.
Illustrated in b/w and colour images by Eldon Anderson.
$ 35.00   ORDER     isbn 0968113508 ( Saskatchewan, dust storms, prairies, )


  Inventory No. 854

Archer, John H..

Saskatchewan : A History

Western Producer Prairie Books, Saskatoon, 1980, First Edition, Paper Covered Boards (Hardcover) 22.0 cm, 422 pp includes bibliography and index
Very Good/ Near Fine     The jacket has light chipping and closed tears to top edge. Previous owner names printed in ink on ffep. The book has rubbed corner tips and bumped spine ends, overall a very good to near fine item.
blurb. John Archer, the foremost authority on Saskatchewan history, has captured the heart of Saskatchewan's struggles and successes in this book. Illustrated throughout with b/w maps.
$ 15.00   ORDER     isbn 0888336 ( Saskatchewan, Sask., Archer )


  Inventory No. 317

Armstrong, Edith Vernette.

A Wheatland Heritage
Beryl Britton, Signed by author
Modern Press, Saskatoon, 1976, 2nd Printing, Cloth Covered Boards (Hardcover) 22.5 cm, 275 pp
Near Fine/ Near Fine     Light rubbing and 2-closed tears to jacket back panel. The interior is clean bright and tight.
Illustrated with b/w portraits, and places. Illustrated map endpapers of southern Saskatchewan. Blurb. ....''call it a ''history'' if you wish-- of the settlement and early development of an area in West-Central Saskatchewan, now known as the Rural Municipality of Snipe Lake No. 259.'' Snipe Lake area is north of the South Saskatchewan River and includes the towns of Eston, Richlea and Snipe Lake
$ 65.00   ORDER     ( Saskatchewan, Snipe Lake, Eston, )


  Inventory No. 547

Barry, Bill.

Geographic Names of Saskatchewan

People Places Publishing Ltd., Regina, 2005, First Edition, Illustrated Card Covers 27.5 cm, 477 pp includes bibliography
No Dust-jacket/ Near Fine     A very nice copy clean bright and tight.
List is alphabetical with a brief note about the area, location and if available the source for the naming. The location is based on topographical map information.
$ 30.00   ORDER     isbn 1897010192 ( Saskatchewan, Names, Towns )


  Inventory No. 173

D. H. Bocking (Editor).

Saskatchewan History Vol. Xxiii Number 3 Autumn 1970

Saskatchewan Archives Board, Saskatoon, 1970, First Edition, Illustrated Stapled Card Covers 25.0 cm, 120 pp
No Dust-jacket as Issued/ Near Fine     Clean tight and bright.
The volume's articles include, unemployment Relief Camps in Saskatchewan, Edgar Dewdney and the Aftermath of the Rebellion(Riel).
$ 20.00   ORDER     ( Metis, Relief Camp, Dewdney, Riel Rebellion )


  Inventory No. 515

Editor: D. H. Bocking.

Saskatchewan History : Vol. XIX No. 2 Spring 1966

Saskatchewan Archives Board, Saskatoon, 1966, First Edition, Illustrated Stapled Card Covers 25.0 cm, (41-80) pp
No Dust-jacket as Issued/ Near Fine     Light sunning to Spine and edges. Interior clean and bright.
Included articles are; The Bell Farm by E. C. Morgan, Policing the International Boundary Area in Saskatchewan 1890-1910 by Stan D. Hanson, also includes excerpts from 1873 by Reverend J. A. Mackay
$ 20.00   ORDER     ( Saskatchewan, Bell Farm, International Boundary, Canada )


  Inventory No. 506

Editor: D. H. Bocking.

Saskatchewan History : Volume XXIV No. 2 Spring 1981

Saskatchewan Archives Board, Saskatoon, 1981, First Edition, Illustrated Stapled Card Covers 25.0 cm, [41-80] pp
No Dust-jacket as Issued/ Near Fine     Clean and bright
From Saskatoon to Moose Jaw with the prisoner Riel. The major article is Thomas Flanagan and Neil Watson's The riel Trial Revisited Criminal Procedure and the Law in 1885. Also included in this issue is Frank H. Underhill at the University of Saskatchewan: Formative years in his intellectual development.
$ 20.00   ORDER     isbn 00364908 ( Riel, 1885, Flanagan, Saskatchewan, Batoche, Intellectual Development )


  Inventory No. 514

Editor: D. H. Bocking.

Saskatchewan History : Volume XVIII No. 3, Autumn 1965

Saskatchewan Archives Board, Saskatoon, 1965, First Edition, Illustrated Stapled Card Covers 25.0 cm, (81-120) pp
No Dust-jacket as Issued/ Near Fine     Bright and clean light sunning to spine.
Articles included with this issue are Saskatchewan Place Names by A. R. Turner. Steam boating on the Saskatchewan by A. Ballentine.
$ 15.00   ORDER     ( Saskatchewan, Canada, Steamboat, Farmers Union )


  Inventory No. 516

Editor: D. H. Bocking.

Saskatchewan History : Vol. XIX No. 3, Autumn 1966

Saskatchewan Archives Board, Saskatoon, 1966, First Edition, Illustrated Stapled Card Covers 25.0 cm, (81-120) pp
No Dust-jacket/ Near Fine     Light sunning to spine and edges of card cover.
Articles include; Prairie Fires in the North-West by S. Raby. Prince Albert River Lots by Lloyd Rodwell, Wascana Creek and the ''Pile o' Bones'' by A. R. Turner.
$ 15.00   ORDER     ( Regina, Saskatchewan, North-West, River Lots, Prince Albert, Canada )


  Inventory No. 517

Editor: D. H. Bocking.

Saskatchewan History : Vol. XXIII No. 2, Spring 1970

Saskatchewan Archives Board, Saskatoon, 1970, First Edition, Illustrated Stapled Card Covers 25.0 cm, (41-80) pp
No Dust-jacket as Issued/ Near Fine     Clean and Bright interior.
Articles include James G. Gardiner and the Constitutional Crisis by Gordon Unger. The political and private life of F. W. G. Haultain. Ever hear of the Adamites, well you can read about them in this issue.
$ 10.00   ORDER     ( Saskatchewan, Haultain, James Gardiner, Adamites )


  Inventory No. 518

Editor: D. H. Bocking.

Saskatchewan History : Vol. XXVI No. 1 Winter 1973

Saskatchewan Archives Board, Saskatoon, 1973, First Edition, Illustrated Stapled Card Covers 25.0 cm, (1-40) pp
No Dust-jacket as Issued/ Near Fine     Clean and Bright interior, with light soiling to the covers, the item is very good to near fine.
Articles included are The Saskatchewan C.C.F. and the Communist Party in the 1930's by Peter Sinclair. The Agitation for Parliamentary Representation of the North-West Territories, 1879-1887.
$ 20.00   ORDER     ( Communist, Saskatchewan, Canada, North West, Territories, )


  Inventory No. 513

Editor: D. H. Bocking.

Saskatchewan History : Vol. XV No. 1 Winter 1962

Saskatchewan Archives Board, Saskatoon, 1962, First Edition, Illustrated Stapled Card Covers 25.0 cm, (1-40) pp
No Dust-jacket as Issued/ Near Fine     Bight and clean interior.
Articles include North-West Rebellion by John Archer. The territorial Exhibition 1895 by f. H. Auld.
$ 20.00   ORDER     ( Riel, Rebellion, Territorial, Saskatchewan, Canada, Archer, Homestead, Metis )


  Inventory No. 558

Editor: D. H. Bocking.

Saskatchewan History : Volume XXIV Number 3

The Saskatchewan Archives Board, Saskatoon, 1971, First Edition, Illustrated Card Covers 25.5 cm, 120 pp
No Dust-jacket/ Very Good     The book is near fine to very good, the interior is clean and bright.
Articles include by Russell: The Co-operative Governments Response to the Depression, 1930-1934. by A. N. Lalonde Colonization Companies in the 1880's. By enacting such regulations, the government hoped to sell ten million acres of land to private corporations
$ 20.00   ORDER     ( Colonization, Saskatchewan History, 1880's, depression 1930's )


  Inventory No. 519

Editor: D. H. Bocking.

Saskatchewan History : Vol. XXXIV No. 3, Autumn 1981

Saskatchewan Archives Board, Saskatoon, 1981, First Edition, Illustrated Stapled Card Covers 25.0 cm, (81- 120) pp
No Dust-jacket as Issued/ Near Fine     The interior is bright and clean.
Articles included are Honre Joseph Jaxon: A Man Who Lived for Others by Donald B. Smith. The 7th (Western) Canadian Infantry Brigade by Reginald H. Roy. Errata slip.
$ 25.00   ORDER     ( Saskatchewan, Jaxon, infantry, Canada, Riel, 1885 )


  Inventory No. 510

Editor: Evelyn Eager.

Saskatchewan History : Vol. XII, No. 3 Autumn, 1959

Saskatchewan Archives Board, Saskatoon, 1959, First Edition, Illustrated Stapled Card Covers 25.0 cm, (81- 120) pp
No Dust-jacket as Issued/ Very Good     There is rubbing to the top of front cover. Interior is clean and tight.
Articles include W. R. Motherwell and Agricultural Education 1905-1918 by Allan Turner. Prairie People: Father Gravel, Missionary-Colonizer by Rev. Mother St. Stephen.
$ 15.00   ORDER     ( Saskatchewan, Motherwell, Canada, Gravelbourg, )


  Inventory No. 511

Editor: Evelyn Eager.

Saskatchewan History : Vol. XII No. 1, Winter, 1959

Saskatchewan Archives Board, Saskatoon, 1959, First Edition, Illustrated Stapled Card Covers 25.0 cm, (1- 40) pp
No Dust-jacket as Issued/ Near Fine     Clean and bright interior, with light sunning to edges of covers.
Articles include The contest for the University of Saskatchewan by Jean E. Murray and Prairie People: The Syrians in Western Canada by Gilbert Johnson
$ 20.00   ORDER     ( Saskatchewan, Canada, Syrian, Agriculture, )


  Inventory No. 512

Editor: Evelyn Eager.

Saskatchewan History : Vo. XIII No. 1 Winter, 1960

Saskatchewan Archives Board, Saskatoon, 1960, First Edition, Illustrated Stapled Card Covers 25.0 cm, (1-40) pp
No Dust-jacket as Issued/ Near Fine     Clean and Bright interior.
Articles included in this issue are Pioneer Church Life in Saskatchewan by Christine MacDonald Nainabush Stories by Muriel Clipsham, with Documents of Western Canada: Minutes of the North-West Council 1873-1874.
$ 20.00   ORDER     ( Saskatchewan, Pioneer, Nainabush, Canada, Northwest Council )


  Inventory No. 508

Editor: Lewis H. Thomas.

Saskatchewan History : Vol. VIII, No. 2, Spring, 1956

Saskatchewan Archives Board, Saskatoon, 1955, First Edition, Illustrated Stapled Card Covers 25.0 cm, (41-80) pp
No Dust-jacket as Issued/ Near Fine     Clean and Bright is the copy.
This issue covers from Pioneering Farming Experiences to Regina in 1895: Fair Days and the Fair Sex.
$ 20.00   ORDER     ( Saskatchewan, Regina, Fair, History, 1955 )


  Inventory No. 507

Editor-in Chief: Hilda Neatby.

Saskatchewan History : Vol. II No. 1, Winter, 1949

Saskatchewan Archives Board, Saskatoon, 1949, First Edition, Illustrated Stapled Card Covers 25.0 cm, [1-40] pp
No Dust-jacket as Issued/ Very Good     The book is in very good to near fine condition with light sunning to top all edges. The pages are clean and supple.
Beginning with A. N. Reids Local Government in the North-West Territories too Historical Abstracts: The difficulties of the Hudson's Bay Company's Penetration of the west by R. Glover. These are two of articles covered in this issue.
$ 30.00   ORDER     ( Saskatchewan, Canada, Hudson Bay, North-West, Territorial, Territories )


  Inventory No. 201

Greenblat, Jim.

Those Were the Days in Swift Current

Modern Press, Saskatoon, [1971], First Edition, Illustrated Card Covers 22.5 cm, 136 pp
No Dust-jacket as Issued/ Near Fine     Near fine except previous owner has marked a few paragraphs with ink pen.
A quote from the dust jacket. ...He says the series will not be any gem of literature, but just straight telling of the things and people he remembers.
$ 25.00   ORDER     ( Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Western Canada, Cowboys )


  Inventory No. 560

Hildebrandt, Walter.

Views from Fort Battleford : Constructed Visions of an Anglo-Canadian West

Canadian Plains Research Center, Regina, 1994, First Edition, Illustrated Card Covers 24.0 cm, x; 130 pp includes appendices, notes, bibliography, and index
No Dust-jacket/ Near Fine     The book is as new, clean and bright.
Walter Hildebrandt, investigates the role the North West Mounted Police and the North-West Field Force, after the 1885 Resistance, by analyzing government policies. ''This book argues that the Anglo-Canadian presence in the Canadian West was established with little concern for those who were there before and with little sensitivity to the culture of the First Nations and Metis Peoples.'' The book is illustrated through out with b/w images, there is a map tipped in on the back free end paper, showing the Mo
$ 35.00   ORDER     isbn 0889770867 ( Metis, Resistance, 1885, North West Mounted Police, North West Field Force, Policies )


  Inventory No. 172

Lewis H. Thomas (Editor).

Saskatchewan History Vol. Ix, No. 1 Winter 1956
McGregor Hone,
The Saskatchewan Archives Board, Saskatoon, 1956, First Edition, Illustrated Stapled Card Covers 25.0 cm, 40 pp
No Dust-jacket as Issued/ Very Good     There is light discolouration on edges. Interior is clean and bright.
Articles include, The Western Metis after the insurrection.
$ 20.00   ORDER     ( Metis, Saskatchewan, History, Western Canada )


  Inventory No. 555

McCourt, Edward.

Saskatchewan

Macmillan Company of Canada Limited, Toronto, 1968, First Edition, Cloth Covered Boards (Hardcover) 22.5 cm, 238 pp includes, appendix and index
Very Good/ Near Fine     The dust-jacket is price clipped there is light rubbing to the corners. The book is in near fine condition, bright clean and tight.
A quote from the dust jacket. and through talks with men who remember how it was after Batoche, how it was when the steam combine first threshed the wheat, as well as through his own feelings and observations visiting the changing Saskatchewan today. Illustrated in b/w.
$ 25.00   ORDER     ( Saskatchewan, Western Canada, Cypress Hills, North-West, )


  Inventory No. 115

McPherson, Arlean.

The Battlefords: A History

Town of Battleford, Saskatchewan, 1967, First Edition, Cloth Covered Boards (Hardcover) 22.5 cm, (18); 264 pp includes appendices, chapter notes and index
Very Good/ Very Good     The dust-jacket shows light rubbing and minor closed tears to edges. The book is clean and bright. Overall in very good condition.
Map front end paper, begins the history of the Battlefords. The book includes many stories about early settlers and characters in the Battleford area. Includes an account of the Riel Rebellion.
$ 25.00   ORDER     ( Metis, Battleford, Riel, Finlayson, Saskatchewan, Big Bear )


  Inventory No. 734

Popp, Mary.

A Century in the West : Life of a Pioneer Woman Mary Popp's Story

Twin Valley Consulting Ltd., Langenburg, Saskatchewan, [1998], First Edition, Illustrated Card Covers 23.0 cm, xxiv; 241 pp includes bibliography, index
No Dust-jacket/ Very Good     The book is clean and bright in very good to near fine condition.
The book chronicles the life of Mary Popp, from the Langenburg area in Saskatchewan. The pioneers presented where from an area in Germany called the Rheinland- Pflaz, whose language is more correctly called Pfalzisch rather than Schwabisch.
$ 40.00   ORDER     isbn 096840930x ( Germans, Saskatchewan, Popp, Saskatchewan Germans, German Lutheran )


  Inventory No. 177

Swanson, Ruth.

The First Hundred Years : Around Churchbridge 1880-1980

Churchbridge History Committee, Churchbridge, 1980, First Edition, Illustrated Cloth Covered Boards (Hardcover) 28.5 cm, 311 pp includes index
No Dust-jacket as Issued/ Near Fine     The book is in near fine condition clean bright and tight.
The book has map endpapers. Illustrated throughout with family photographs, histories. The First Hundred Years, tells the story of Churchbridge, Saskatchewan and the surrounding school districts
$ 85.00   ORDER     isbn 0889251657 ( Saskatchewan, Churchbridge )


  Inventory No. 785

Tecumseh History Book Committee.

Tecumseh on the Prairies : Including Forget, Heward, Stoughton & Area Volume 1

Tecumseh History Book Committee, Regina, Saskatchewan, 1985, First Edition, Cloth Covered Boards (Hardcover) 28.0 cm, viii, 542 pp
No Dust-jacket as Issued/ Very Good     The book shows soiling to foredge and top. The top front corner bumped. The interior is clean and bright.
An area history in Saskatchewan includes family and town histories in the area of South Eastern Saskatchewan, including Stoughton, Forget and Heward.
$ 45.00   ORDER     isbn 0919781012 ( Stoughton, Heward, Forget, Saskatchewan )


  Inventory No. 176

The Fairview Book Committee.

Fairview Country: Aird, Bisley & Greenan 1984

Fairview Book Committee, Rosetown, 1984, First Edition, Faux Leather (Hardcover) 28.5 cm, 245 pp
No Dust-jacket as Issued/ Very Good     A very good copy clean and tight. This is an x-library copy with a stamp on top fore edge.
This area history, includes Saskatoon and the areas south and west. The fold out map a copy of the 1914 Department of The Interior Map is still intact, showing the Saskatoon Land District.
$ 70.00   ORDER     ( Aird, Saskatoon, Maps, Saskatchewan History, )


  Inventory No. 787

The Saskatchewan Association of Architects.

Historic Architecture of Saskatchewan

Focus Publishing, Regina, Saskatchewan, 1987, 2nd Printing, Cloth Covered Boards (Hardcover) 22.0 x 30.5 cm oblong, 184 pp
No Dust-jacket/ Near Fine     The book is clean, and bright. The front board has a slight warp.
The book is a short history of Architecture in Saskatchewan, illustrated with colour plate images of historically significant buildings in Saskatchewan.
$ 15.00   ORDER     isbn 0919781136 ( Architecture, Saskatchewan, Historical Saskatchewan, Buildings, Early Era )


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