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WAKE OF THE GREAT SEALERS.

by Mowat, Farley

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Published
1973
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Very Good
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780771015274
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NZ$93.96

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Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1973. 157 pp, 11 7/8" H, green cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour. Inscribed on front free endpaper: "To Linda & Royston / with kind regards / & best wishes, / David Blackwood". "Farley Mowat describes the Newfoundland men of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries who set out… Read more
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A STORY AS SHARP AS A KNIFE: THE CLASSICAL HAIDA MYTHTELLERS AND THEIR WORLD.

by Bringhurst, Robert.

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Capricorn Books
Published
2000
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Very Good
ISBN
9781550547955
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NZ$25.30

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Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre, 2000. 527 pp, 9" H. B&w illustrations. "Native American oral literature has often been presented, wrongly, as a sea of anonymous folktales. Here instead are the works of unforgettable individuals: the blind poet Ghandl, the crippled master myth-spinner Skaay, the cagey old historian Kilxhawgins, and other Haida authors who speak with crystal clarity… Read more
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EVANGELINE.

by Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth.

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Published
1905
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Good+
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Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1905. 132 pp, 9 3/4" H. Red cloth with gilt lettering & white decorations on spine and front board. Beautifully decorated/illustrated throughout with pictorial endpapers, decorated title page, 22 plates, including frontispiece (mainly in tones of black/white/red, some full colour), additional small drawings, pale red decorative background to all text pages, incorporating images of hourglasses, bibles, spider… Read more
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THE MANITOUS: THE SPIRITUAL WORLD OF THE OJIBWAY.

by Johnston, Basil.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1995
Condition
Very Good-
ISBN
9781550139921
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NZ$21.68

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Toronto: Key Porter, 1995. 247 pp, 8" H. B&w illustrations. "A definitive collection of the legends and spiritual teachings of the Ojibway people, taken from the oral tradition and recorded here by the world's leading native expert, 'The Manitous' is a journey to the core of the Ojibway heritage, told through the stories of warriors, lovers, thieves, and… Read more
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AGAINST THE GRAIN & OTHER STORIES.

by Kennedy, C. Fairn.

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Published
1979
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Very Good
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NZ$28.91

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Toronto: Second Story Graphics, 1979. 96 pp, 7 3/8" H. B&w drawings. A group of short stories on the themes of elves, stars, eagles, insects, princesses, etc. The author was born on Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Contents: Against the Grain; Thane and the Sheepdogs; A Dream of the Insect; The Boy and the Eagle; The Old… Read more
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LEGENDS OF QUEBEC. FROM THE LAND OF THE GOLDEN DOG.

by Boswell, Hazel.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1966
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Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1966. 120 pp, 8" H. Colour illustrations. Contents: Foreword; The Feast of St. John the Baptist; The White Owl; The Weeping Rock; Felix the Obstinate; Old Desanges; The Lighthouse of Ste. Julie; Josephine's Promise; The Man Who Shot the Cross; The Little Bear; The Trip to Paris; Notes. Small McClelland and Stewart stamp… Read more
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NORVAL MORRISSEAU: RETURN TO THE HOUSE OF INVENTION.

by Morrisseau, Norval. Preface by Robert Houle. Essays by Donald C. Robinson and Dr. Joseph Weinstein.

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Capricorn Books
Published
2007
Condition
Very Good
Edition
Second Printing
ISBN
9781552637265
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NZ$216.84

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Toronto: Key Porter, 2007. 160 pp, 12 1/8" H. Profusely illustrated with colour reproductions of Morrisseau's striking artwork. "In three essays, and the quotations that accompany the paintings, we learn about Morrisseau's approach to his work and the important historical and cultural influences that shaped his art. He tells us, in his own words, about his travels to the… Read more
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CASTOROLOGIA, OR THE HISTORY AND TRADITIONS OF THE CANADIAN BEAVER. AN EXHAUSTIVE MONOGRAPH, POPULARLY WRITTEN AND FULLY ILLUSTRATED.

by Martin, Horace T.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1892
Condition
Good
Edition
First Edition
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NZ$166.24

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Montreal: Wm. Drysdale, 1892. 238 pp, 9 1/4" H. Brown cloth, bevelled boards, gilt lettering/decoration on spine and front board, top edge gilt. Inscribed on verso of frontispiece by the publisher: "To John Irwin Esq / of St. Andrews / Que / Feb. 1st / William F. Drysdale." Over 50 b&w illustrations - all present. Contents:… Read more
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HARPOON OF THE HUNTER.

by Markoosie. Foreword by James H. McNeill.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1970
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
Second Printing
ISBN
9780773501027
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Montreal: McGill - Queen's University Press, 1970. 81 pp, 8 3/8" H. B&w illustrations. "The hero of this story, young Kamik, achieves manhood during the hunt for a wounded polar bear and his long journey home alone, after his companions have been killed. The first piece of (Inuit) fiction to be published in English describes life in… Read more
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LEGENDS TOLD IN CANADA.

by Fowke, Edith.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1994
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780888544100
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Toronto: Royal Ontario Museum, 1994. 96 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w and color illustrations. "Sorcerers incanting over boiling cauldrons, a witch disguised as a goose, vicious poltergeists, a woman-warrior, a dangerous enchantress - these are a few of the beings that inhabit Canada's rich folklore tradition. (This) is Edith Fowke's selection of Canadian historical legends,… Read more
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SPIRIT QUEST and TIME OF THE THUNDERBIRD. (KAYA AND TALA ADVENTURES.)

by Silvey, Diane.

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Capricorn Books
Condition
Near Fine
ISBN
9781550028317
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NZ$32.53

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Toronto: Dundurn 58 pp, 86 pp - 2 volumes 9" H. Spirit Quest (ISBN 9781550028317 - second printing, 2009 - b&w illustrations by Joe Silvey) - "Told in the tradition of rich Coast Salish legend, Diane Silvey recounts the adventures of teenaged twins Kaya and Tala as they journey into the British Columbian wilderness confronting fish and fowl, beast… Read more
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CANADIAN FOLK-LIFE AND FOLK-LORE. (FOLKLORE)

by Greenough, William Parker. "G. De Mountauban."

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Capricorn Books
Published
1971
Condition
Very Good
Edition
Facsimile Edition.
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NZ$28.91

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Toronto: Coles, 1971. 199 pp, 8 1/2" H. Facsimile reprint of the George H. Richmond edition of 1897 - one of the Coles Canadiana Collection. Maroon boards with black title block, gold lettering/banding on spine, gold lettering/banding on front board. B&w illustrations, music notation. An affectionate look at Quebec and vicinity at the end of the… Read more
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TECUMSEH, A DRAMA and CANADIAN POEMS.

by Mair, Charles.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1901
Condition
Good+
Edition
Second Edition
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NZ$50.60

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Toronto: William Briggs, 1901. 276 pp, 7 11/16" H. Dark blue cloth with gold lettering/decoration on spine and front board. Tissue-covered b&w photographic frontispiece of author with facsimile signature, title page decorations by J.E. Laughlin, b&w portraits of Tecumseh and Brock. Contents: Part I. Tecumseh: A Drama; The Legend of Chileeli; A Ballad for Brave Women; The Last… Read more
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A FOLK TALE JOURNEY THROUGH THE MARITIMES.

by Creighton, Helen. Edited with an introduction by Michael Taft and Ronald Caplan.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1993
Condition
Very Good
ISBN
9781895415285
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Wreck Cove, Cape Breton Island: Breton Books, 1993. 249 pp, 9" H. B&w photographs. "These are the folk tales from Dr. Helen Creighton's life journey through the Maritime Provinces, collecting songs and ghost stories and old cures - and folk tales. Helen serves as our guide, introducing us to storytellers, setting the scene of the telling -… Read more
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DREAMCATCHERS: MYTHS AND HISTORY. (DREAM CATCHERS)

by Gottlieb, Julie V., Researcher

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Capricorn Books
Published
1999
Condition
Near Fine
ISBN
9781552678459
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Etobicoke: Prospero, 1999. 128 pp, 10 1/4" H. Colour and b&w photographs, drawings. "In Ojibway tradition, mothers and grandmothers netted tiny circular cobweb-like charms from willow and sinew. These delicate charms were not meant to last but were intended to protect newborn children from 'everything evil, just as a spider's web catches and holds everything that comes… Read more
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GHOSTS OF OAKVILLE & HAUNTED HALTON. B00 TOO.

by Burnell, Joyce.

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Capricorn Books
Published
2004
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Very Good
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NZ$14.46

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Oakville, Ontario: Self-published, 2004. 57 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w drawings. Inscribed facing the title page: "For your entertainment only - Joyce Burnell. Jan. 2005". A collection of stories about hauntings in Oakville, Ontario and the surrounding area. Includes: The Captain and the Mystery Light; Spirit Seen at St. Paul's; Sixteen Mile Creek; Burnhamthorpe Road;… Read more
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WHERE THE HECK IS BALAHECK? UNUSUAL PLACE-NAMES FROM EASTERN ONTARIO.

by Dawber, Michael.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1995
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
First Printing.
ISBN
9781896182162
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Burnstown, Ontario: General Store Publishing, 1995. 145 pp, 9" H. "(E)xplores the origin of more than 400 fascinating place names around Eastern Ontario. You'll find folklore - like the tale of the 'Bastard' township - and documented history, such as the true story of the Breakaway of Hilton Creek. You'll find the stories behind our forgotten, and nearly forgotten place… Read more
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FOUR ANCESTORS: STORIES, SONGS, AND POEMS FROM NATIVE NORTH AMERICA.

by Bruchac, Joseph.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1996
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780816738434
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NZ$36.14

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N.P.: BridgeWater, 1996. 96 pp, small 4to (10 1/8" H). Wonderful colour illustrations and decoration throughout. "Just as we have four grandparents, and our lives come from their lives, so we might describe fire, earth, water, and air as our 'Four Ancestors'. From the giant who pulled the sun across the sky to the mighty elk who created the… Read more
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LEGENDS OF THE MISSISSAUGAS,

by Mills, W. Gordon.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1992
Condition
Near Fine
ISBN
9780969572909
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Toronto: Altona / Natural Heritage, 1992. 48 pp, 11" H. "An epic retelling in poetic form of the creation myth of the Mississaugas. The author of the poem, W. Gordon Mills, was a businessman with the T. Eaton Company in Toronto in 1923 when he wrote the poem. He was later to serve as Deputy Minister of National Defence… Read more
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THE ARCTIC: ENIGMAS AND MYTHS.

by Simpson-Housley, Paul.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1996
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Near Fine
ISBN
9781550022643
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Toronto: Dundurn Press, 1996. 144 pp, 8vo (9" H). B&w maps. "(S)eeks to provide illustrations of Arctic mysteries and fictions which often occur as a result of misconceptions of Arctic geography. The chapters are extremely varied in subject matter, and conclusions are in the domain of speculation. The book begins with very early examples of northern travels starting with… Read more
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