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CHRISTMAS WITH MAUD LEWIS.
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CHRISTMAS WITH MAUD LEWIS.

By Woolaver, Lance and Brooks, Bob.

Fredericton, New Brunswick: Goose Lane, 2017. 115 pp, square (7 3/4" H x 7 3/4" D) - glazed pictorial boards - no dust jacket (as issued). Colour reproductions and photographs. "Maud Lewis has become one of Canada's favourite folk artists, and her buoyant winter pictures of nature, pets, farm animals, and people at work and play are among her most charming. Her hands were twisted with rheumatoid arthritis, but Maud earned her living by painting Christmas cards and pictures and selling them from her tiny, gaily painted one-room house beside the highway near Digby, Nova Scotia. Originally issued in 1997 and now available in this updated edition, 'Christmas with Maud Lewis' paints a portrait of how this spirited woman celebrated the season in her life and art. Maud's vision of Christmas embraces skaters sliding every which way, passengers leaning over the box of a horse-drawn sleigh, smiling oxen in their best harness, and bluebirds beside their snow-covered house." Book is Near Fine.. First Printing.. Hard Cover. Near Fine. Illus. by Maud Lewis..

$20.00

THE L.M. MONTGOMERY READER.  VOLUME 2: A CRITICAL HERITAGE.
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THE L.M. MONTGOMERY READER. VOLUME 2: A CRITICAL HERITAGE.

By Lefebvre, Benjamin, Editor. (L.M. Montgomery). Elizabeth Waterston, Helen Porter, T.D. MacLulich, Rosamond Bailey, Mary Rubio, Diane Tye, Owen Dudley Edwards, Helen M. Buss, Carole Gerson, Laura M. Robinson, Rea Wilmshurst, Elizabeth Epperly, et al.

Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014. 451 pp, 9 1/3" H. An ex-library copy with the only library markings being a security tag on the rear endpaper and four lines of identification on the top right corner of the front free endpaper, crossed out with black felt pen. Dust jacket labels have been removed cleanly and shows no residue. Volume 2 of 'The L.M. Montgomery Reader' "narrates the development of L.M. Montgomery's critical reputation in the seventy years since her death in 1942. (It) traces milestones and turning points such as adaptations for stage and screen, posthumous publications, and the development of Montgomery Studies as a scholarly field. Lefebvre's introduction also considers Montgomery's publishing history in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom at a time when her work remained in print not because it was considered part of a university canon of literature, but simply due to the continued interest of readers. The twenty samples of Montgomery scholarship included in this volume broach topics such as gender and genre, narrative strategies in fiction and life writing, translation, and Montgomery's archival papers. They reflect shifts in Montgomery's critical reputation decade by decade: the 1960s, when a milestone chapter on Montgomery coincided with a second wave of texts seeking to create a canon of Canadian literature; the 1970s, in the midst of a sustained reassessment of popular fiction and of literature by women; the 1980s, when the publication of Montgomery's life writing, which coincided with the broadcast of critically acclaimed television productions adapted from her fiction, radically altered how readers perceived her and her work; the 1990s, when a conference series on Montgomery began to generate a sustained amount of scholarship; and the opening years of the twenty-first century, when the field of Montgomery Studies became both international and interdisciplinary. This is the first book to consider the posthumous life of one of Canada's most eduringly popular authors." Very minor wear on bottom edge of boards, a small crease at top corner of half-title page, a progressively smaller light bump at top corner of pages 1 thru 80. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top edge, minor surface rubbing, two partial pieces of cello-tape on inside surface, a tiny dent on rear hinge.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.

$45.00

THE L.M. MONTGOMERY READER.  VOLUME 1: A LIFE IN PRINT.
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THE L.M. MONTGOMERY READER. VOLUME 1: A LIFE IN PRINT.

By Lefebvre, Benjamin, Editor. L.M. Montgomery, A. Wylie Mahon, Marjory MacMurchy, E. Weber, et al.

Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2013. 450 pp, 9 1/3" H. An ex-library copy with the only library markings being a security tag on the rear endpaper and four lines of identification on the top right corner of the front free endpaper, crossed out with red felt pen. Dust jacket labels have been removed cleanly and show no residue. Volume 1 of 'The L.M. Montgomery Reader' contains selections focusing "on Montgomery's role as a public celebrity and as the author of the resoundingly successful 'Anne of Green Gables' (1908). They give a strong impression of her as a writer and cultural critic as she discusses a range of topics with wit, wisdom, and humour, including the natural landscape of Prince Edward Island, her wide readership, anxieties about modernity, and the continued relevance of 'old ideals'. These essays and interviews are augmented by additional pieces that discuss her work's literary and cultural value in relation to an emerging canon of Canadian literature. Each volume (of this series) is accompanied by an extensive introduction and detailed commentary by leading Montgomery scholar Benjamin Lefebvre that trace the interplay between the author and the critic, as well as between the private and the public Montgomery." Very minor wear on bottom edge of boards. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top of spine, very light rubbing - mainly on rear panel, two partial pieces of cello-tape on inside surface.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good+.

$35.00

THE CANADIAN HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION.  REPORT OF THE ANNUAL MEETING HELD AT MONTREAL, MAY 25-26, 1939.  WITH HISTORICAL PAPERS.
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THE CANADIAN HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION. REPORT OF THE ANNUAL MEETING HELD AT MONTREAL, MAY 25-26, 1939. WITH HISTORICAL PAPERS.

By Trotter, Reginald G.; Saunders, Richard M.; Carriere, J.M.; Heaton, Herbert; Lunn, Jean; Cooke, Albert Colby; Foster, Joan M.V.; Ellis, Ethan L.; Longley, R.S.; Lockhart, A.D.; Underhill, Frank H.

Toronto: Canadian Historical Association / University of Toronto Press , 1939. 157 pp, 9 11/16" H. Contents: The Appalachian Barrier in Canadian History (The Presidential Address), by Reginald G. Trotter; The Emergence of the Coureur de Bois as a Social Type, by Richard M. Saunders; Life and Customs in the French Villages of the Old Illinois Country (1763-1939), by J.M. Carriere; When a Whole Royal Family Came to America (Portuguese Royal Family in Brazil, 1808-1821), by Herbert Heaton; The Illegal Fur Trade out of New France, 1713-60, by Jean Lunn; Empire Unity and Colonial Nationalism, 1884-1911, by Albert Colby Cooke; Reciprocity and the Joint High Commission of 1898-9, by Joan M.V. Foster; Canada's Rejection of Reciprocity in 1911, by L. Ethan Ellis; Sir Francis Hincks, Finance Minister of Canada, 1869-73, by R.S. Longley; The Contribution of Macdonald Conservatism to National Unity, 1854-78, by A.D. Lockhart; Edward Blake, the Liberal Party, and Unrestricted Reciprocity, by Frank H. Underhill; Preserving Canada's Historic Past, by the National Parks Bureau, Lands, Parks, and Forests Branch, Department of Mines and Resources; Report of the Secretary / Report of the Treasurer, by Norman Fee; List of Members and Affiliated Associations. Interior - very light browing in margins of pages, double bump with some creases at top corner of all pages. Exterior - browning and some wrinkling on spine, some soft creases at corners of covers - small piece missing at top rear corner, small area of a partial stamp mark at bottom of rear cover.. Soft Cover. Good.

$20.00

DEAR M:  LETTERS FROM A GENTLEMAN OF EXCESS.
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DEAR M: LETTERS FROM A GENTLEMAN OF EXCESS.

By Pollock, Jack.

Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1989. 308 pp, 9 1/4" H. "Until 1983 Jack Pollock (please note - NOT Jackson Pollock the American artist) was the owner of The Pollock Gallery in Toronto, where he exhibited new Canadian artists. Then, abruptly, he lost both his business and his health. Twenty years of a flamboyant lifestyle had led to drug addiction, open-heart surgery, bankruptcy, and to a profound spiritual and psychological malaise. A broken man, he retreated to the south of France, expecting to die. He didn't die. Instead, he began to come to terms with himself and his life, in part by confiding his deepest feelings in a torrent of letters to M, a psychiatrist he had consulted briefly before his departure. These letters constitute an utterly honest assessment of his life, his work, his self-worth. They speak of his daily life in France, of his past accomplishments, about contemporary art in Canada, the act of painting, the contradictions of religion, and the power of sexuality. There are stories here of the art scene in Toronto in the fifties and sixties, when artists and their supporters from the Greenwich Village area fought to save their community from destruction. Stories, too, of the discovery of Norval Morrisseau, of encounters with David Hockney, Josef Albers, and a host of other acclaimed painters, of passionate arguments with the Art Gallery of Ontario, of battles in the sixties over the censorship of art. Pollock's forthright manner and his vivid style make (this) a powerful, captivating autobiography of unusual intimacy." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor soiling, very light rubbing.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good+/Very Good.

$20.00

FIRST IN LAST OUT:  THE RCAF, WOMEN'S DIVISION AND NURSING SISTERS IN WORLD WAR II.
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FIRST IN LAST OUT: THE RCAF, WOMEN'S DIVISION AND NURSING SISTERS IN WORLD WAR II.

By Bryce, Glad. Foreword by Roberta Bondar. With messages by Margaret Couture, Norm Miller and Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Susan Beharriell.

Toronto: University Women's Club of Toronto, 2010. 224 pp, oblong (9 1/4" H x 11 1/8" D), glazed pictorial boards, b&w photographs, maps. Signed on half title page: "Glad Bryce" and also inscibed: "To / Hugh / Enjoy! / Glad". Chapter headings: First In: It Begins; Becoming a WD; Life as a WD; Trades, Training, and Jobs; WDs Overseas; Headquarters, Flying Schools and Air Stations; Special Challenges; Last Out: The End of the War at Home and Abroad; Appendices (Personal Interviews / Personal Stories); Nursing Sisters; Endnotes; Glossary; Bibliography; Index. Some light waviness at top/bottom edges of text block.. Signed and Inscribed by Author.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket - (as issued).

$35.00

THOMAS CHANDLER HALIBURTON.  MAKERS OF CANADIAN LITERATURE SERIES.
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THOMAS CHANDLER HALIBURTON. MAKERS OF CANADIAN LITERATURE SERIES.

By Logan, John Daniel. (Thomas Chandler Haliburton.)

Toronto: Ryerson Press 176 pp, 16mo (6 5/8" H), hard cover in dark blue cloth with gold lettering/decoration on spine, blindstamped border and facsimile signature on front board. Decorated title page and b&w portrait. Contents: Biographical; Anthology; Appreciation; Bibliography; Index. The Anthology section contains selections from 'The Clockmaker', 'The Old Judge', 'Sam Slick', 'The Attache', etc. Light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light rubbing on boards, slight darkening to top of text block.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket.

$17.50

ALBERTA HISTORY.  VOLUME 25, NUMBERS 2-4 (SPRING/SUMMER/AUTUMN 1977), VOLUME 26, NUMBERS 1-4 (WINTER/SPRING/SUMMER/AUTUMN 1978), VOLUME 27, NUMBERS 1 & 2 (WINTER/SPRING 1979), VOLUME 28, NUMBER 1 (WINTER 1980).  10 NUMBERS IN TOTAL.
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ALBERTA HISTORY. VOLUME 25, NUMBERS 2-4 (SPRING/SUMMER/AUTUMN 1977), VOLUME 26, NUMBERS 1-4 (WINTER/SPRING/SUMMER/AUTUMN 1978), VOLUME 27, NUMBERS 1 & 2 (WINTER/SPRING 1979), VOLUME 28, NUMBER 1 (WINTER 1980). 10 NUMBERS IN TOTAL.

By Dempsey, Hugh A., Editor. Donald B. Smith, J.W. Chalmers, L.J. Wilson, D.J. Hall, C.E.D. Wood, john Liss, W.T. Williamson, Elise A. Corbet, Tom M. Henson, Terry L. Chapman, Rolf, T. Lund, Colin A. Thomson, Eric, J. Holmgren, Anne B. Woywitka, et al.

Calgary, Alberta: Historical Society of Alberta 10 numbers of Alberta History, running from Spring 1977 to Spring 1979 plus Winter 1980, 10" H, each 40 pp. Colour pictorial covers, b&w photographs, drawings, maps, political cartoons. Articles cover: Half-Breed Commission; 1919 Royal Visit; Treaty No. 6; Road to Banff, 1890; Tom Kerr; Ku Klux Klan; Early Eugenics Movement; Skiing in Banff; Black Immigration; High Level Bridge; Women in Labour Movement; Railway to Athabasca; Bobtail Land Surrender; Edmonton Theatres; Arthur Evans; Stocking the Canadian Range; Elliott Galt Letters; Chivaree; Alberta Field Force; George Chipman; Buffalo Bone Industry; Ella Hartt, Photographer; Labouring on the Railroad; Killing a Wetigo; Calgary Land Reservation; To the Red Deer River; etc. Interior - Spring 1979 has a small stain at bottom edge of twp pages otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - six books with light fading and/or light browning on spine/rearhinge area - two books with moderate fading in same area, very light to light rubbing/soiling - mostly on rear covers, minor edge wear, a few soft wrinkles on some covers, Summer and Autumn 1978 have a slight bump at top corner.. Stapled in Wraps. Very Good.

$55.00

DON'T FALL OFF THE ROCKING HORSE:  AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY.
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DON'T FALL OFF THE ROCKING HORSE: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY.

By Freiman, Lawrence.

Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1978. 199 pp, 9 1/4" H. Signed by author on title page (signature only). "Lawrence Freiman's reminiscences encompass the world of his grandfather - a Canadian adventurer who fought in the American Civil War - and focus on the span of his own life, including his childhood in Ottawa, his formative years, his involvement in education, the arts and social legislation, in Zionism, and in Freiman's, the family retailing business, which he expanded into a large and successful company. Here is a person who has made it as few have, and, in the course of making it, he has not only led a rich, varied and exciting life, but has also contributed much to Canadian society. His story is one of ups and downs, of risks, losses and victories, of the growth of a family and the progress of Zionism, of Canada and her capital, of the gradual shifts of time, of the rocking horse motion of life and the excitement of not falling off." A tiny light stain at bottom of title page and opposite page - also a very tiny stain at top edge of contents page; tiny tear and creases (archivally taped) at top edge of first illustration page; light to moderate edge wear on boards; light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine; three small corner bumps on boards; light lean to spine. Dust jacket has light to moderte edge wear/wrinkling, a few small edge tears, 1/2" chip at top of rear hinge, light rubbing, very light at flap edges and on inside of spine and flap-folds.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good -/Good.

$35.00

TICKET TO HELL VIA DIEPPE: FROM A PRISONER'S WARTIME LOG 1942-1945.
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TICKET TO HELL VIA DIEPPE: FROM A PRISONER'S WARTIME LOG 1942-1945.

By Prouse, A. Robert.

Toronto: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1982. 192 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Pictorial endpapers, b&w and colour illustrations. "This fascinating memoir of three years spent in Stalag IXC deep within the Third Reich recreates in rich detail what life was like behind barbed wire. Prouse has drawn on the rich resources of his wartime log, secreted all those years beneath the barracks floor, to portray those struggles as well as the thrill of short-lived freedom, the humour of plays and dances, the terror of air raids, and the hope for liberation. The stories are told with warmth and humour and are illustrated with photographs rifled from camp files, mementoes looted after liberation, camp posters, cartoons, maps, newspapers and poetic doggerel that captures the spirit of the time." Previous owner's bookplate with name on the verso of the front free endpaper. Dust jacket has very light browning to some parts of the top/bottom edges, minor edge wear.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.

$15.00

WITH THE WEST IN HER EYES:  THE STORY OF A MODERN PIONEER.
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WITH THE WEST IN HER EYES: THE STORY OF A MODERN PIONEER.

By Strange, Kathleen.

New York / Toronto : Dodge / George J. McLeod , 1937. 292 pp, 8 7/16" H. "(An) autobiography, written from the viewpoint of an English girl who had never been on a farm until the day she arrived in Canada. The scene is a remote rural community (Fenn) in Alberta. She writes of blizzards and hired hands, of killing work and low prices - and of the rewards of a farmer's life." Winner of a $1,000 price for the best work of non-fiction by a Canadian citizen.Tells the story of Harry and Kathleen Strange, who arrived in Fenn, Alberta in 1920 as complete novices to farms and farming but, through hard work and perseverance, had, within three years, won "the World's Wheat Championship at the Chicago International Grain Exposition" and went on to "build up a seed farm and a reputation for producing good seed that made us known from one end of agricultural Canada to another". Light browning to pastedown endpapers, moderate browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, scuff on spine/front hinge, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, lean to spine, bottom 1 1/2" of spine has discolouration - faded due to piece missing from dust jacket, small piece missing from bottom edge of free front endpaper. Dust jacket has edge wear/wrinkling/creasing, light browning on spine and flap-folds, several edge tears with creases, two large pieces missing - one at bottom of front panel and the other at the bottom of the spine and part of rear panel, small piece missing at top of rear panel, old tape along the inside top and bottom edges - old tape also covers the large chips (see pictures).. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/Poor.

$40.00

MACKENZIE, SELKIRK, SIMPSON.
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MACKENZIE, SELKIRK, SIMPSON.

By Bryce, George, Rev.

Toronto: Morang, 1905. 305 pp, 9 1/2" H. Beige cloth with paper title label on spine (a duplicate label laid in at the last page at time of publication could be used to 'freshen' the book's appearance), top edge gilt. A volume from the "Edition De Luxe" (limited to four hundred sets - this being from set 47, so numbered) of The Makers of Canada series - signed by the publisher, George Morang, on the limitation page. Three b&w tissue-covered portraits, including frontispiece. Contents: Sir Alexander Mackenzie (Struggle of the Fur Companies / The Young Trader / Fort Chipewyan / A Dash to the Arctic Sea / The Ascent of the Great River / A Wider Horizon / Winter on Peace River / Over the Great Divide / First to the Pacific and Return / Fame Achieved and the Ebbing Tide / The Great Explorer's Impulse); Lord Selkirk (A Youthful Philosopher / First Experiments in Emigration / A Dream of Empire / The Colony Begun / Red River Occupied / Angry Passions / Bloodshed / An Expedition of Rescue / Worry and Disaster / The Shadows Fall); Sir George Simpson (Dark Days and the Man for the Time / The Men He Led / The Domain of an Emperor / As Civil Ruler / A Journey Round the World / In His Letters / Before the Imperial Parliament / Canada's Debt to the Fur Companies); Index. Small soft bump at top corner of pages 200 to end of book, small area of foxing on rear endpapers, some toning to edges of text block and small foxing mark on bottom of text block, slight darkening to spine and light browning/darkening to spine paper label, minor edge wear, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine.. Signed by publisher.. Edition de Luxe.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket.

$25.00

WILLIAM LYON MACKENZIE.
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WILLIAM LYON MACKENZIE.

By Lindsey, Charles. Edited, with numerous additions by G.G.S. Lindsey.

Toronto: Morang, 1908. 542 pp, 9 1/2" H. Beige cloth with paper title label on spine (a duplicate label laid in at the last page at time of publication could be used to 'freshen' the book's appearance), top edge gilt. A volume from the "Edition De Luxe" (limited to four hundred sets - this copy unsigned/unnumbered) of The Makers of Canada series. Inscribed on front pastedown: "To my good friend / J.S. Willison / Nov. 26. 08. G.G.S. Lindsey". George Goldwin Smith Lindsey (1860-1920), editor of the book, was the son of the author, Charles Lindsey, and grandson of William Lyon Mackenzie. John Stephen Willison (later Sir John - 1856-1927) was the author of "Sir Wilfrid Laurier and the Liberal Party". B&w tissue-covered frontispiece. Contents: The Period and the Man; Early Years; Upper Canada Under the Constitution Act; "The Colonial Advocate"; Silencing the Press; Enters Parliament; Expulsions from the Assembly; Mackenzie's Mission to England; Municipal and Later Parliamentary Career; Sir Francis Bond Head's Arbitrary Methods; Precursors of Civil War; A Spurt of Civil War; Frontier Warfare; After the Rebellion; The Trials of an Exile; Last Years, Illness and Death; Index. Light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, some darkening to color of boards and spine, light browning to spine paper label, tiny ink mark on rear board - a few other tiny soiling marks, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear.. Inscribed by editor.. Edition de Luxe.. Hard Cover. Very Good-/No Jacket.

$35.00

TOM THOMSON:  THE SILENCE AND THE STORM.
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TOM THOMSON: THE SILENCE AND THE STORM.

By Town, Harold and Silcox, David P.

Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1982. 240 pp, oblong 4to (10 3/4" H). Signed on front free endpaper by Harold Town. Profusely illustrated with color reproductions, b&w photographs, drawings. "(M)arks the centennial of the artist's birth with the most extensive collection of his work ever published - 177 paintings in full colour and many more in black-and-white. The prints in this book, most of them duplicating the precise dimensions of the original paintings, reproduce with unprecedented fidelity the colours, techniques and power of all of Thomson's classics, plus a number of works that have not been publicly displayed in any form. The accompanying texts provide an aesthetic commentary and a straightforward biographical chronicle." Slight lean to spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a tiny area of minor edge wear.. Signed by Author. Second Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good+/Very Good. Illus. by Tom Thomson..

$55.00

THE HISTORY OF THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE RIGHT HONORABLE FREDERICK TEMPLE, EARL OF DUFFERIN, K.P., G.C.M.G., K.C.B., F.R.S., LATE GOVERNOR GENERAL OF CANADA.
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THE HISTORY OF THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE RIGHT HONORABLE FREDERICK TEMPLE, EARL OF DUFFERIN, K.P., G.C.M.G., K.C.B., F.R.S., LATE GOVERNOR GENERAL OF CANADA.

By Leggo, William.

Montreal: Lovel , 1878. 901 pp + List of Subscribers, 8 3/4" H. Reddish brown bevelled boards with gilt lettering & decoration on spine and front board, black borders on front board, blind-stamped decoration on rear board. Two b&w portrait frontispieces (Lord Dufferin/Lady Dufferin) with tissue guard between. "The slow and steady development of the principles of Responsible Government in Canada, under Lords Durham, Sydenham, Metcalfe, Elgin, Monck, and Lisgar, and the unswerving devotedness of Lord Dufferin to those principles, should make an historical account of his Administration acceptable to all interested in them. It is chiefly with a view to point out this gradual development, and to show the means used by Lord Dufferin in the process, that this work has been projected. No Canadian statesman can hereafter pretend to even a fair knowledge of his duties or responsibilities without an intimate acquaintance with the details of Lord Dufferin's Administration; - and no inhabitant of Canada can with even tolerable clearness understand the history of his country in the absence of a familiarity with its progress since the system of Responsible Government was established." From the Preface. Previous owner's name, date and place in pencil on front pastedown, light foxing mark at the bottom of the frontispieces - more on the tissue guard, tiny crease at top corner of pages 97 to 108, very light browning to pages, a few small light stains on front free endpaper, browning to edges of text block with two very small stains on top of text block light edge wear to boards - moderate at corners and at top/bottom of spine, light rubbing and a few tiny stains on boards.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket.

$45.00

TESTAMENT OF MY CHILDHOOD.
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TESTAMENT OF MY CHILDHOOD.

By Roquebrune, Robert de. Translated by Felix Walter.

Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1964. 160 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). "Life in a Quebec manor-house at the turn of the (20th) century is colourfully described in this biography of his childhood by Robert de Roquebrune. Skilfully woven into the texture of reminiscences about his own growing up are absorbing accounts of the early history of Canada. From his ancestors, whose careers and personalities live vividly through accounts preseved by the family, there is a strong feeling of the continuity of life and traditions from the France of Louis XIII to what was to become the province of Quebec." Interior - very light browning to pages, very small bump to top corner of pages, otherwise clean and tght with no ownership marks. Exterior - very small crease at top corner of rear cover and a tiny crease at bottom corner, light to moderate browning on rear cover, light lean to spine, moderate browning to edges of text block, slight curl at corners of front cover, minor delamination at one corner of front cover, two tiny scuffs and a small indentation on rear cover. . First English Translation.. Soft Cover. Good.

$15.00

THE FLYING DUDDRIDGES OF HANLEY.
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THE FLYING DUDDRIDGES OF HANLEY.

By Duddridge, Lew.

Trafford, 2011. 303 pp, 9" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. Promotional flyer glued to front free endpaper. Signed on front free endpaper (overlapping the flyer with the letter "B"): "Best / Regards / Lew Duddridge". "Lew Duddridge narrates the story of how he and his brother Len, from Hanley, Saskatchewan, served with the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II. They were the only two of the thirteen young men from this small town who would live to tell their story. This memoir relays the Duddridges' many flight experiences, such as making their first solo flights in a Spitfire aircraft and crash landing a burning Spitfire after a German FW 190 damaged the engine and propeller. Interwoven with tales about their farm upbringing and their personal lives (it) brings World War II to life from the perspective of two brothers who became men while experiencing the terrors and tragedy of WWII." Interior - bump to top corner of all pages, otherwise clean and tght with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - soft bump to top corner of covers.. Signed by Author. Soft Cover. Very Good -.

$15.00

PERHAPS THEY LEFT US UP THERE.  TRAINING IN ENGLAND AND FIGHTING IN NORTH AFRICA AND ITALY WITH THE 166th (NEWFOUNDLAND) FIELD REGIMENT, ROYAL ARTILLERY.
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PERHAPS THEY LEFT US UP THERE. TRAINING IN ENGLAND AND FIGHTING IN NORTH AFRICA AND ITALY WITH THE 166th (NEWFOUNDLAND) FIELD REGIMENT, ROYAL ARTILLERY.

By Lake, Harold L, M.M.

St. John's, Newfoundland: Harry Cuff, 1995. 205 pp, 8 7/16" H. B&w photographs. The late Harold Lake's personal reminiscences of his experiences with the 166th (Newfoundland) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery, during World War II. Contents: Introduction (Why I wrote this book / Some of the people in the Regiment / The view from above); Joining Up (My upbringing / Why I 'joined up' / First impressions of Army life / On our way); England (Woolwich / Deepcut / Wykhurst Park / Fleggburgh, Norfolk / The Pangbourne Stew / A social blunder / 'Cartoons' / Regimental Sergeant Major / Up and down in rank); North Africa (Bartlett's Little Pears / On Guard / On the front lines / Robert 'Browned Off' Bugden / Three Murphys / First O.P. in the hills of Tunisia / Longstop Hill / We get orders to go to Banana Ridge / Daylight frontal attack / North Africa is taken); Italy (The Sangro and the German winter line / Lanciano and north to the Moro River / Living conditions / Infiltration / Moro River and Mules / Lateral Road / Christmas, 1943 / Frisa Ridge: New Year's Eve / The Second Paratroop Brigade / An Interesting episode / Captain Eaton is awarded the Military Cross / Cassino & the Monastery - Italy 1944 / Supporting the Coldstreams Guards Assault / Chic Kelland / The 'Battle of Rome'); After the War (Campbell Eaton and Other Comrades / Perhaps they left us up there); Appendices (Quotations Concerning Newfoundland Servicemen / Excerpts from Letters to Harold's Parents from Overseas / An Unusual Legacy / War Poems). Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - slight twist to spine, light hinge creases, light edge wear, faint line indentations and very light rubbing on covers.. Second Printing.. Soft Cover. Very Good -.

$20.00

THE SEEDS:  THE LIFE STORY OF A MATRIARCH.
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THE SEEDS: THE LIFE STORY OF A MATRIARCH.

By Pare, Lucy Griffith. With Antoine Pare.

Ste-Lucie-des-Laurentides, Quebec: L'aRPENT PERDU, 1984. 353 pp, 10 3/4" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "(A) profusely illustrated slice of history giving a first-hand account of Lucy Griffith Pare's 96 years. Beginning in Australia, the story follows the fortunes of the author and her family from the relative comfort of Melbourne to the harsh conditions of the Western Australian Goldfields. As a child of seven in 1895 the author travels by camel train along with her sisters and mother to join her father in the thick of the goldrush. The story traces the growth of a desert camp of tents to the twin cities of Coolgardie and Kalgoorlie. Then, just before the First (World) War, the author meets and marries Alphonse Pare, a French Canadian mining engineer, and moves into a new life in Canada. The story continues in Montreal and recounts the growth of their family through the turbulent years of the two wars and the Depression. In the First (World) War Alphonse serves in the cavalry and Lucy awaits him in the British Isles; in the Second (World) War, they are represented by four sons and three sons-in-law in uniform. After the Second (World) War, the author finds herself in the centre of a burgeoning Canadian family that spans four generations and includes nine children, forty-six grandchildren and an ever-increasing number of great-grandchildren." Interior - small hand-written notation in margin of page 135 in black ink and also in red ink in top margin of page 195, small stain at top of pages 132 and 133 - migrates lightly through page. Exterior - small stain on top of text block, small crease at fore-edge of front cover, very light edge wear, two light stains at bottom edge of front cover, two tiny scuffs on front cover, light creases and some wrinkles on spine, a very small stain on fore-edge of text block.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Good.

$30.00

ALL THE FINE YOUNG EAGLES: IN THE COCKPIT WITH CANADA'S SECOND WORLD WAR FIGHTER PILOTS.
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ALL THE FINE YOUNG EAGLES: IN THE COCKPIT WITH CANADA'S SECOND WORLD WAR FIGHTER PILOTS.

By Bashow, David L. Forewords by Lt.-Gen. A.M. DeQuetteville and Air Vice-Marshal J.E. Johnson.

Toronto: Stoddart, 1997. 384 pp, 9 3/16" H. B&w photographs. "From the Battle of France to the Normandy invasion, from the defence of Malta to victory in the Pacific, (young Canadian) airmen fought with great courage in all theatres of the war. Signing up in every province and territory, and serving with both the RAF and the RCAF, they flew many daring missions in their Spitfires and Hurricanes, Kittyhawks, Mustangs, Typhoons, and Mosquitos. (The author) tells the stories of Canada's fighter heroes, using their own wartime correspondence and later memoirs to capture the gripping atmosphere in the cockpit as they waged war in the air. Near-legendary names like Stocky Edwards, Buzz Beurling, and Moose Fumerton recount tales of fierce dog-fights, dramatic victories, and narrow escapes, as well as stories of squadron life, leave in London, budding romances, homesickness, and the tragic loss of cherished friends." Interior - light toning in margins of pages, small area of water marking/waviness at bottom corner of approx. pages 37 to 48, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, very light soiling to edges of text block.. First Paperback Edition.. Soft Cover. Very Good -.

$15.00

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