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( Canadiana )   Inventory No. 736

Bowering, George.

Stone Country : An Unauthorized History of Canada
Pierre-Paul Pariseau, Signed by the author
Penguin Canada, Toronto, 2003, First Edition, Cloth Covered Boards (Hardcover) 23.5 cm, 344 pp includes bibliography and index
Near Fine/ Near Fine     Overall a very nice looking book. There is a previous owners bookplate on the dedication page.
A history of Canada in the narrative, a well researched and unauthorized history.
$ 40.00   ORDER     isbn 0143013971 ( Canada, history, George Bowering )

( Canadiana )   Inventory No. 537

Editor: Ramsay Cook, Craig Brown, Carl Berger.

Approaches to Canadian History

University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1967, First Edition, Stiff Paper Wraps 23.0 cm, x; 98 pp
No Dust-jacket/ Very Good     There is light sunning to edges, the book is in very good condition with clean and bright pages.
''M. Brunet's rejection of the traditional interpretations of the Conquest. These papers, then go far beyond the boundaries of what is usually thought of as technical history.''
$ 15.00   ORDER     ( Canada, Canadian History, Social history, historiography )

( Canadiana )   Inventory No. 503

Father Antoine Silvy, S.J.(translated by Alice Dickson).

Letters From North America

Mika Publishing Company, Belleville, Ontario, 1980, First Separate Edition, Cloth Covered Boards (Hardcover) 23.5 cm, 228 pp includes notes
No Dust-jacket/ Very Good     This is an x-library copy with stamps on ffep and top of text block, no other markings or pockets. The book is very good condition with clean and bright pages.
Includes the maps of the areas, along the St. Lawrence 1744, and the great lakes 1744 Relation de L'America Septentrionalle (or Letters from America 1709-1710) Not only are the various Indian tribes written about but also the Eskimos, early English forts, animals, birds, trees, references to native copper mines, etc.
$ 20.00   ORDER     isbn 0919302439 ( Canadiana, Father Silvy, Hudson Bay, James Bay, Eskimo, Indian )

( Canadiana )   Inventory No. 242

George Heriot, Esq..

Travels through the Canada's: : Containing a Description of the Picturesque Scenery on Some of the Rivers and Lakes; with an account of the Productions, Commerce, and Inhabitants of those Provinces

Coles Publishing Company, Toronto, 1971, Facsimile Edition, Illustrated Card Covers 21.5 cm, Vol. 1: 270; Vol 2: 271 - 602 pp included is the vocabulary for the Algonquin Tongue
Very Good/ Near Fine     The set comes in a slip case which is in very good to near fine condition light rubbing to corners. The books are in near fine condition tight and clean.
The 4 panel frontispiece is intact. The Travels originally published in 1807 is reproduced here in facsimile.
$ 35.00   ORDER     ( Canada, Picture, 1807, George Heriot, British North America, Exploration )

( Canadiana )   Inventory No. 124

Knowles, Robert E..

The Dawn at Shanty Bay
Griselda Marshall McClure,
Fleming H. Revell Company, Grand Rapids, 1907, First Edition, Illustrated Cloth Covered Boards (Hardcover) 20.5 cm, 156 pp
No Dust-jacket/ Very Good     The book has light rubbing to edges. There is light soiling to front cover. The interior is clean and bright.
The book has illustrated pictorial endpapers , decorated pages and chapter vignettes, by Griselda Marshall McClure. The coloured frontispiece still has the tissue guard in place. Ronald Robertson's Christmas.
$ 25.00   ORDER     ( Ronald Robertson, Shanty Bay, Knowles )

( Canadiana )   Inventory No. 738

Leacock, Stephen.

Canada : The Foundations of its Future

The House of Seagram, Toronto, 1941, First Edition, Cloth Covered Boards (Hardcover) 26.0 cm, 257 pp includes index
No Dust-jacket/ Very Good     The book is clean and tight with the previous owners signature on ffep. The slip case shows rubbing along the edges. Overall a very good copy.
Profusely illustrated with images drawn by Canadian artists. Stephen Leacock explores Canadian history. Laid is the limited edition slip and also a letter to the previous owner on such a good buy, dated 1966.
$ 40.00   ORDER     ( Canada, History, Stephen Leacock, )

( Canadian History )   Inventory No. 316

MacDougall, J. R..

Two Thousand Miles of Gold : from Val d'Or to Yellowknife

McClelland & Stewart, Limited, Toronto, (1946), First Edition, Cloth Covered Boards (Hardcover) 22.0 cm, xvi, 234 pp includes index
Very Good/ Very Good     The jacket, has a couple of open and closed tears to the edges with light soiling to rear panel. Internally clean and bright. Overall this item shows very good to near fine in condition.
Illustrated throughout with b/w plates of miners, mining camps and machinery. This is a history of the gold mines in the Canadian Shield to the gold rush in Yellowknife.
$ 30.00   ORDER     ( Gold Mining Canada, Gold, Yellowknife, Canadian Shield )

( Canadiana )   Inventory No. 504

Ross, Eric.

Beyond the River and the Bay : Some observations on the State of the Canadian Northwest In 1811 with a View to Providing the Intending Settler with an Intimate Knowledge of That Country

University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1970, First Edition, Cloth Covered Boards (Hardcover) 24.0 cm, xiii, maps, 190 pp includes bibliography, notes and index
Near Fine/ Near Fine     The book and dust-jacket are in near fine condition. There is a name plate on ffep. The maps are in fine condition.
The book is based on an imaginary long-lost manuscript by Ian Alexander Bell Robertson..when Selkirk was given his large land grant to colonize Red River, Robertson offered his support by writing a description of the whole of the Northwest as it was at that time
$ 60.00   ORDER     isbn 0802052231 ( Red River, Hudson Bay, Selkirk, Northwest, Mtis, Fur, Agriculture )

( Canadiana )   Inventory No. 730

Senator Keith Davey.

The Rainmaker : A Passion for Politics
Stoddard Publishing Co. Limited, Toronto, 1986, First Edition, Paper Covered Boards (Hardcover) 24.0 cm, xii; 383 pp includes index
Near Fine/ Near Fine     With the exception of the small coffee stain to the front text block, it is in near fine condition, clean and bright interior.
A quote from the dust jacket. In this fascinating mix of autobiography and expose, he takes us right into the heart of a modern political Party.Revealing portraits of many of his contemporaries. Canadian Politics from the early 1960's to the middle 80's.
$ 45.00   ORDER     isbn 0773720901 ( Davey, Liberal, Canadian Politics, Trudeau, Turner )

( Canadiana )   Inventory No. 562

Sheldon J. Godfrey & Judith C. Godfrey.

Search Out the Land : The Jews and the Growth of Equality in British Colonial America 1740-1867

McGill-Queen's University Press, Montreal, 1995, First Edition, Cloth Covered Boards (Hardcover) 23.5 cm, xxx; 396 pp includes notes, bibliography and index; advert
Near Fine/ Near Fine     The book is tight clean and bright a fine copy.
A quote from the dust jacket. To date, Jews and Jewish contributions to the early development of the British colonies in North America have been marginalized. In Search out the Land, Sheldon Godfrey and Judith Godfrey begin to redress this situation
$ 45.00   ORDER     isbn 0773512012 ( Jew, Jewish, British Colonial America, 18th century, Canada )

( Canadian History )   Inventory No. 312

Snyder, Roy G..

Fifty Years of Artificial Insemination in Canada 1934 - 1984

The Canadian Association of Animal Breeders, Canada, 1984, First Edition, Trade Paperback 23.0 cm, 337 pp
No Dust-jacket/ Very Good     Their is some light soiling, along with rubbing to edges and spine. There are small chips to bottom of spine. The interior is clean, bright and tight.
''I am very pleased that this history if Artificial Insemination in Canada has now been completed and put into print, to serve as a permanent record of the role that this technique has played, to date, in livestock improvement here in Canada.''R. J. McDonald
$ 65.00   ORDER     ( Insemination, Breeder, Artificial insemination, Animal Breeders )

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