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101 DUPONT, Jean-Claude. Legendes de l'Amerique Francaise. Fifth Edition, Paperback.
Sainte-Foy, QC, 1989, ISBN:2980155039 
DUPONT, Jean-Claude. Légendes de l'Amérique Française. Sainte-Foy, Québec :(The author), 1989. Fifth Edition. Pp. (4),5-66,(2). Illustrated with blac k and white artwork. 8vo, art-illustrated white card covers with black lettering to spine. "Les Français d'Amérique possédent leur littérature orale héritée des générations précédentes. Parmi ces récits transmis de boyuche à oreille en Amérique du Nord mais d'origine française, se situent les légendes, courtes récits auxquels les Anciens prêtaient foi. Elles ont toujours répondu à un certain besoin psychologique, celui d'assurer la sécurité. Au sein de cet univers m,erveilleux qui rejoint le sacré, nous voyons agir des humains qui, redoutant la solitude, étendent leur espace pour se rassurer; ils libèrent la nature, apprivoisant ou supprimant des esprits mauvais, utilisant pour c faire des moyens religieux ou magiques. Il faut cependant reconnaître qu'en 1985, c'est surtout une valeur patrimoniale qu'on attribue àces récits." - from rear. Includes: Terre-Neuve (le bâtiment du mauvais te mps: Un vaisseau fantôme erre au large du cap Saint-Georges), Île-du-Prince-Édouard (la chasse-galerie: des voyageurs se promènent dans les airs au-dessus de la mer), Nouvelle-Écosse (la cloche qui pleure: à Louisbourg, une cloche submergée sa lamente toujours), Nouveau-Brunswick (l'arbre de vie: des Acadiens trouvent un arbre merveilleux en 1755). Also, six for Quebec, three for Ontario, and one for Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Colombie-Brittanique, Territoires du Nord-Ouest, Yukon, Michigan, Maine et Connecticut, New Hampshire et Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont et New York, et Louisiane. Very good. Due to its small size, shipping charges should be a bit cheaper than quoted. 15.00

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102 DYKER, Bob Get Your Man : An Autobiography of the North-West Mounted. UK no dj.
Sampson Low, Marston & Co., Ltd., London, 1934, 
DYKER, Bob. Get Your Man : An Autobiography of the North-West Mounted. L.: Sampson Low, Marston & Co., Ltd., [n.d. - mid-1930s]. Pp. [i]-ix,(3),[1]-244. 8vo, black cloth with gilt lettering to spine. The "true, straightforward account" of the author's seven years spent as a constable in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police ins Saskatchewan and northern Alberta during the early years of the twentieth century. Outer hinges tender, inner hinges cracked, half-inch split to head of front hinge and to tail of rear hinge, foxing to initial and final leaves, some marginal smudging, corners bumped, gift inscription, else vg. 50.00

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103 Dysart and District Historical Society GLASS, Helen Dysart & District : Yesterday & Tday : Radant, Sambor, Kronsberg, Canterbury, Westlea, Gardiner, Parkland, McDonald Hills.
Dysart and District Historical Society, Dysart, 1982, ISBN:091967318X 
Dysart and District Historical Society. Dysart & District : Yesterday & Tday : Radant, Sambor, Kronsberg, Canterbury, Westlea, Gardiner, Parkland, McDonald Hills. [Dysart, Saskatchewan] : (Published by Dysart and District Historical Society, October 1982. Printed by Derksen Printers, Steinbach, Manitoba). Pp [i]-ix,(1),1-386. Double column. Illustrated with over 570 b&w photos as well as many reproductions of documents, maps, local business ephemera, &c. Index. 4to, blue cloth, silver lettering and grain elevator to front board and spine. An extremely detailed history of these Saskatchewan communities, north of Regina. Contents : Village of Dysart (by Helen Glass); Business Places; Organizations; Sports; Entertainment; Dysart District; Canterbury; Gardiner; Kronsberg; McDonald Hills; Parkland; Radant; Sambor; Westlea; Special Days; Pictures of Interest; R.M. of Lipton. ADDITIONAL SHIPPING CHARGES WILL BE REQUIRED FOR ORDERS OUTSIDE CANADA DUE TO ITS WEIGHT. Very good. Uncommon. 100.00

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104 EASTON, Alan. DYER, K.L., Rear-Admiral. 50 North : An Atlantic Battleground. First Canadian Edition in dustjacket.
Ryerson Press, Toronto, 1963, 
EASTON, Alan. 50 North : An Atlantic Battleground. With a Foreword by Rear-Admiral K.L. Dyer. Toronto : The Ryerson Press, (1963). First Edition. Pp (8),9-287,(1). 8vo, blue cloth. Law 0201, Laugher p.159. Lieutenant-Commander Alan Herbert Easton, (b. 1902 Montreal - d. September 2001, Vermont) long-time resident of Halifax, Distinguished Service Cross, Royal Canadian Naval Reserve, served on the corvettes HMCS Battleford, Sackville and Baddeck. The Battle of the Atlantic from a Canadian perspective. Easton was a corvette and then destroyer commander. "In this exciting book, Lieutenant-Commander Alan Easton of the Royal Canadian Navy Reserve tells of his experiences during the Second World War. The first ship he commanded was a corvette [H.M.C.S. Baddeck] with faulty engines. His second corvette [H.M.C.S. Sackville] saw convoy action and battled both German U-boats and bad weather. Then Easton was given command of a destroyer [H.M.C.S. Saskatchewan] which saw action in the English Channel on the day of the Normandy invasion. Easton gives a thrilling account of this successful naval engagement. But 50 North is as much concerned with everyday life on board small warships as it is with the Atlantic battle as a whole. [...] Easton is able to portray with vividness the seamen under him, their minor quarrels as well as the more important problems which occasionally develop between the crew and the commandingofficers." - from the dj Small clip to corner of flyleaf, else very good i n lightly rubbed, edgeworn dustjacket. 30.00

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105 EDMONDS, W. Everard. Broad Horizons : Maple Leaf Sketches from a Prairie Studio. First Edition in dustjacket
Musson Book Company Limited, Toronto , 1919, 
EDMONDS, W. Everard. Broad Horizons : Maple Leaf Sketches from a Prairie Studio. With a Foreword by The Most Rev'd S.P. Matheson. Toronto : The MussonBook Company Limited, (1919). Pp (14),[1]-224,(2). 8vo, green cloth, dark green lettering to front board and spine. Peel (2003) 4480, Watters p.612, Rhodenizer p.971, Arora, The Saskatchewan Bibliography 1423. Walter EverardEdmonds, teacher, minister, journalist, author (b. October 30, 1875, Norwi ch, Ontario- d. June 23, 1966, Edmonton). "Here is a book that strikes a deeper note in Canadian Literature. Big subjects are dealt with in a broad-minded way, and every true lover of Canada will feel that this book has made its appearance at a time that its hopeful message is most sorely needed. The author believes that the past and present are vitally conected; that the men and women of to-day must be distinguished by the same energy, enterprise and breadth of vision that characterized the early pioneers.” (from the dj). Of nautical interest : Chap. 22 : Early Navigation on the Saskatchewan,pp 197-207. General Contents : 1. The Dawn of Dominion (The Story of Confe deration). 2. The New Era (Canadian Problems of To-day). 3. The City Beautiful (The Need of Town Planning). 4. The Canadian Club Movement (An Aid to Patriotism). 5. A Real Nationalism (The Value of a National Spirit). 6. Educational Progress in Alberta (Recent Progressive Legislation). 7. "Manners Makyth Man" (Courtesy, a National Asset). 8. The Khaki University (Canada's War-Time Child). 9. On English Epitaphs (A Mirror of British History). 10. The Rose in Song (A Fragrant Memory from World History). 11. The Nightingale in Song (A Brief History of English Poetry). 12. The Sockeye's Swan-Song (A Plea for Conservation). 13. Indian Customs and Legends (In Western Canada). 14. The Hudson's Bay Company (Historical Sketch). 15. Lord Selkirk and His Red River Colony (Historical Sketch). 16. A Red River Buffalo Hunt (Historical Sketch). 17. The Beginnings of Church Life on the Prairies (Historical Sketch). 18. The Royal North-West Mounted Police (Historical Sketch). 19. Place Names in Southern Alberta (Historical Sketch). 20. The Early Ranchers and Cowboys (Historical Sketch). 21. The Passing of the Trails (Historical Sketch). 22. Early Navigation on the Saskatchewan (Historical Sketch). 23. Icebreak on the Saskatchewan (An Incident of 1904). 24. Nightfall on the Prairie (Descriptive Sketch). Boards flared, corners bumped, else good inrubbed and chipped dustjacket. 85.00

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Frontier Cattle Ranching in the Land and Times of Charlie Russell. First Edition in dustjacket, ELOFSON, Warren M.
106 ELOFSON, Warren M. Frontier Cattle Ranching in the Land and Times of Charlie Russell. First Edition in dustjacket
McGill-Queen's University Press / University of Washington Press, ontreal & Kingston / Seattle , 2004, ISBN:0773527036 
ELOFSON, Warren M. Frontier Cattle Ranching in the Land and Times of Charlie Russell. Montreal & Kingston : McGill-Queen's University Press / Seattle : University of Washington Press, (2004). First Edition. Pp [i]-xiv,(2),[1]-247,(1). Illustrated. Map. Index. 8vo, black cloth, silver lettering to spine.

“In Frontier Cattle Ranching in the Land and Times of Charlie Russell, Warren Elofson debunks the myth of the American "wild west" and the Canadian "mild west" by demonstrating that cattlemen on both sides of the forty-ninth parallel shared a common experience. Focusing on Montana, Southern Alberta, Southern Saskatchewan, and the well-known figure of Charlie Russell - an artist and storyteller from that era who spent time on both sides of the border - Elofson examines the lives of cowboys and ranch owners, looking closely at the prevalence of drunkenness, prostitution, gunplay, rustling, and vigilante justice in both Canada and the USA.” - from the dj.

Contents :
1. The First Eastern and European Migration.
2. The Pattern of Agricultural Development.
3. "Go West, Young Man."
4. The Old World in the New.
5. Unruly Young Men.
6. Rustling.
7. Rangeland Entertainment.
8. "Nice" Ladies and "Sporting" Girls.
9. Where Have All the Range Cattle Gone?
10 The Triumph of Ranch Farming.
11. Conclusion.
With notes and index.

Very good in dustjacket. 30.00

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107 EMBURY, Jean T. (editor) History of the Diocese of Qu'appelle
EMBURY, Jean T. (editor). History of the Diocese of Qu'appelle . [, n.d - 1959?]. Pp. 72 + 4 p. of plates. Large 8vo, decorated white stapled card covers. A volume relating to the diocese of Qu'appelle in southern Saskatchewan, with lists of bishops, deans, an brief histories of the region. Lightly rubbed, else vg. 20.00

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108 ENDICOTT, Stephen Lyon. Bienfait : The Saskatchewan Miners' Struggle of '31. Signed copy
University of Toronto Press, Toronto , 2002, ISBN:0802084524 
ENDICOTT, Stephen Lyon. Bienfait : The Saskatchewan Miners' Struggle of '31. Toronto : University of Toronto Press, (2002). First Edition. Pp [i]-xi,(1),[1]-180,+ 22 pp. plates. Index. 8vo, illustrated blue card covers. "Against all odds, the miners of Bienfait, Saskatchewan attempted, in 1931, to change their miserable situation by organizing a union. Stephen Endicott focuses on the miners' tumultuous thirty-day strike to explore the social consequences of capitalist restructuring during the Great Depression. The miners' bid to gain union recognition with the aid of the Workers' Unity League of Canada failed, and Endicott's in?depth examination of the key factors and players attempts to explain why it did so, and why a similar union drive a decade later eventually succeeded. Based on a large number of both oral and written primary resources, Bienfait offers a new interpretation of the role of the corporations, the government, the courts and the police and in the process demonstrates how a militant union leadership helped the workers gain the strength and unity of purpose to challenge the powers of wealth and deep-seated prejudice. Endicott opens a new chapter in the history of Canadian labour relations which reveals much about Canadians and Canadian society during the Depression. Stephen Lyon Endicott is a Senior Scholar (retired) in History, the School of Arts and Letters, the Atkinson Faculty of Liberal and Professional Studies, York University." from the first page. Very good. Signed without inscription by the author. 20.00

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109 EPP, Helmut, and Cindy TAYLOR (eds.) TAYLOR, Cindy Proceedings of the Seventeenth Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing / Compte rendu du dix-septieme Symposium canadien sur la teledetection, Saskatoon,Saskatchewan, Canada, 13-15 June/Juin 1995. Volume I
Canadian Remote Sensing Society / Societe canadienne de teledetection, in co-operation with, Ottawa, 1995, 
EPP, Helmut, and Cindy TAYLOR (eds.). Proceedings of the Seventeenth Canadian Symposium on Remote Seising / Compte rendu du dix-septieme Symposium canadien sur la teledetection, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, 13-15 June/Juin 1995. Volume I. (Ottawa : Canadian Remote Sensing Society / Societe canadienne de teledetection, in co-operation with Saskatchewan Research Council,Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 1995). Pp i-xi,1-531,(1). Illustrated. 4to, illus trated white card covers, lettered in black. Waterstain to bottom edge, else very good. 65.00

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Buffalo Days and Nights. in dj, ERASMUS, Peter THOMPSON, Harry SPRY, Irene, intro.
110 ERASMUS, Peter THOMPSON, Harry SPRY, Irene, intro. Buffalo Days and Nights. in dj
Glenbow-Alberta Institute, Calgary, 1976, 
ERASMUS, Peter. Buffalo Days and Nights. As told to Hanry Thompson. Introduction by Irene Spry. (Calgary) : Glenbow-Alberta Institute, (1976). Pp [i]-xxxii,1-343,(1),+ 8 pp.plates. 8vo, brown cloth. Arora, The Saskatchewan Bibliography 1488. Very good in dustjacket. 100.00

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111 FARMER, David L., (ed.) CHURCHILL, Winston S. WOODS, Randall B. WEGERT, Karl H. Canadian Journal of History, Vol. 32, Number 3, December 1987
Journal of History Company Limited, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, 1987, 
FARMER, David L., (ed.). Canadian Journal of History, Volume 32, Number 3, December 1987. (Saskatoon: published by the Journal of History Company Limted at the University of Saskatchewan), 1987. Pp. (6),[297]-455,(3). 8vo, red & white card covers. Includes the following articles: Randall B. Woods' “The Politics of Diplomacy: Winston S. Churchill and the Second Quebec Conference” (pp. 367–82); Karl H. Wegert's "Political Engagement and the German Intelligentsia, 1789-1800"; Christopher English's "French Public Opinion and the Second Empire's Intervention in China, 1854-61"; Victor M. Batzel's ""The General Scope of the Act' : A Study of Law, Moralism, and Administration in England 1844-1910"; With numerous reviews. Very good. For the issue. 12.50

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Lengthening Shadows.  1st US in dj. signed w/letter to author , FEWSTER, Lysle
112 FEWSTER, Lysle Lengthening Shadows. 1st US in dj. signed w/letter to author
Pageant Press Inc., 1957, 
FEWSTER, Lysle. Lengthening Shadows. N.Y.: Pageant Press, Inc., (1957). First US Edition. Pp. 94. 8vo, grey cloth. Watters p.286. Vg in dj (wear from tape to rear bottom edge, some small chips to spine ends and along top front edge) Signed by the author on the title page, with a letter to the author discussing the book. 60.00

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Flour Sacks and Binder Twine.  First Edition, Signed, FIEGUTH, Joyce
113 FIEGUTH, Joyce Flour Sacks and Binder Twine. First Edition, Signed
Epic Press, Belleville, ON 2003 1553066863 / 9781553066866 
FIEGUTH, Joyce. Flour Sacks and Binder Twine. (Belleville, Ontario) : Epic Press, (2003). First Edition. Pp. [1]-143,(1). 8vo, photo-illustrated black card covers, white lettering to spine.

Joyce Fieguth, née Epp (b. 1925, Rosthern, Saskatchewan).

"As a six-week-old baby, Joyce Epp and her somewhat naive young parents Isaac and Sarah travelled by horse and wagon, with a cow ties behind and a few dishes and doilies packed carefully away, to being a new life of homesteading north of Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan. They and the members of their extended family who also made the trek had almost nothing: no income, and few material possessions.

Yet despite poverty and challenges, their life was a rich and happy one. Flour Sacks and Binder Twine tells the story of pioneering in the 1920s and 30s in a community where everything was made out of or held together by bleached flour sacks and an abundance of binder twine, reinforced by great measures of family love and faith in God." - from the rear cover.

Very good. Signed and inscribed by the author on the first page. 20.00

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114 FINN, Ed. Journalist's Life on the Left.
Boulder Publications, Portugal Cove-St. Philip's, 2013, ISBN:9781927099315 
FINN, Ed. A Journalist's Life on the Left. (Portugal Cove-St. Philip's, NF): Boulder Publications, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, (2013). Pp. (3),iv-viii,1-252,(4). Illustrated in black and white. 8vo, illustrated red and grey card covers with black lettering to front cover and spine. "Born in Spaniard's Bay, Newfoundland, in 1926, Ed Finn grew up in Corner Brook, where he later became first a printer's apprentice, then a reporter, columnist, and editor of the cityt's daily newspaper, the Western Star. His long career as a journalist later included two years as a reporter with the Montreal Gazette and 14 years as a labour relations columnist for the TorontoStar. During his four-year fling in politics in Newfoundland (1959 to 1962 ) he served as the first provincial leader of the NDP and ran as an NDP cnadidate in two provincial and two federal elections. He worked closely with Tommy Douglas for some years and helped defend and promote his pinoeering Medicare legislation in Saskatchewan." - from the rear cover. Very good. 12.50

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115 FITCH, E.R. Baptists of Canada : A History of their Progress and Achievements. softcover
Standard Publishing Co., Ltd.,, Toronto, 1911, 
FITCH, Rev. E.R. The Baptists of Canada : A History of their Progress and Achievements. Edited by Rev. E.R. Fitch, B.A., B.D., Superintendent of the Missionary Department of the B.Y.P.U. of Ontario and Quebec. Toronto : The Standard Publishing Company, Limited, (1911). Mission Study Text Book No.1. Pp (6),7-304, frontispiece. 8vo, red cardcovers, lettered in black. Wattersp 783, Rhodenizer p.345. Ernest Robert Fitch (b. August 8, 1878, Kingsvill e, Ontario - d. December 27, 1935, Granville, Ohio). Part I. : The MaritimeProvinces, . pp 15-100. 1. "Their Common History", pp.15-42 (The Beginning s - Nova Scotia Baptist Association - Co-operation - The Baptist Conventionof Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. - The United Bapti st Convention of the Maritime Provinces); 2. Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, 1821-1911, pp.43-73 (A. Regular Baptists - Nova Scotia Baptist Association, 1821-1851 - Control of Home Missions by Three Associations (1850-1857) - The Nora Scotia Baptist Home Missionary Society (1857-1872) - The Nova Scotia Home Missionary Union (1872-1879) - 6. The Convention Board (1879-1910) - Outstanding Men - Special Work B. Free Baptists - Rise - Organization - The Free Baptist Conference - Union with Regular Baptists); 3. New Brunswick, pp.74-100. Part II.—Ontario and Quebec.4. Individual Evangelization and Attempted Organiza tion (1776-1851); 5. Unification, Organization, Missions (1851-1888); 6. Consolidation, Expansion, Missions (1888-1910). PartIII.—Grande-Ligne (pp.197-230). 7. The Grande-Ligne Mission. Part IV.—West ern Canada (pp.231-292), 8. Historical Sketch (Laying Foundations - Progress on Prairies - The Pacific Province - Expansion and Union with British Columbia - Organization and Interprovincial Relations); 9. Special Features (Baptist Women of Western Canada - Non-English Work - The Conferences - Educational Work) . With appendix and index. Spine faded, owner's inkstamps, else vg. 30.00

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116 FLETCHER, Edith L. Scotia Heritage. First Edition., Signed
The Author, Glenholme, N.S., 1984, ISBN:0889992614 
FLETCHER, Edith L. Scotia Heritage. [Glenholme : The Author], n.d. [Dec. 1984]. "Printed by Lancelot Press, Hantsport, N.S.". First Edition. Pp (4),5-474,(2), With 30 b&w photos and several maps in the text. 8vo (138 x 205 mm), illustrated blue cardcovers, with white lettering to spine, and photo ofFletcher on rear. Edith Lillian Fletcher (b. October 11, 1904, Belmont, Co lchester County - d. February 23, 1990, Glenholme, Colchester County, Nova Scotia) longtime teacher in Kennedy, Saskatchewan and at Truro Junior High.Contents : Introduction. 1. The Isles Across the Sea. 2.Christianity Come s to the Isles. 3. The Early Government of Scotland. 4. The Normans of Scotland. 5. The Royal House of Stewart. 6. The Fletchers of Glenorchy. 7. The Vale of Strathmore. 8. The Fletchers of Salton. 9. The Mayflower Colony. 1 0. Early Migration to America. 11. The Acadians After 1710. 12. Governor Lawrence and His Associates. 13. The Expulsion of the Acadians. 14. Events inNova Scotia After 1755. 15. Colonel Alexander McNutt. 16. The First Settle rs of Londonderry Township. 17. Faith of Our Fathers. 18. The War of Independence, 1775-1783. 19. The Settlement of Folly Village. 20. The Fletchers of Halifax – After 1759. 21. The Fletchers of Masstown and DeBert. 22. Settlers of the Township of Onslow. 23. The Fletchers of West Colchester. 24. The Paternal Grandparents. 25. Early Settlers of DeBert Village. 26. The Maternal Relatives. 27. The Destiny of North Americans. Bibliography. Some creasing to spine, else very good. Uncommon. Signed, without inscription, by the author. 60.00

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117 FORD, Cathy Saffron, Rose and Flame : The Joan of Arc Poems. First Edition, Signed.
Gynergy Books, Charlottetown, PEI, 1989, ISBN:092188107x 
FORD, Cathy. Saffron, Rose and Flame : The Joan of Arc Poems. Charlottetown, PEI: Gynergy Books, 1989. Pp. (10),11-127,(1). 8vo, illustrated red card covers. A collection of poetry by the Saskatchewan-born poet, dedicated to the life of Joan of Arc. Very good. Signed and inscribed by the author on the title page. 25.00

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118 Fowke, Vernon C. Canadian Affairs. Vol. 1. Number 14. Prairie Provinces. Canadian Affairs. Vol. 1. Number 14, Canadian Edition. August 1, 1944.
Edmond Cloutier, King's Printer, Ottawa, 1944, 
Fowke, Vernon C. Prairie Provinces. Canadian Affairs. Vol. 1. Number 14., August 1, 1944, Canadian Edition. (Ottawa : Edmond Cloutier, King's Printer,1944). Pp [1]-19,(1). Illustrated. 8vo, self-wraps, green & black coloured front cover. Sections of Fowke's article : Down the Chute [wheat, wheat pr ices]; New Wartime Mixture; What's in the Shield? [coal, oil, minerals, &c]; A Roving Eye [health care, co-ops, schools, labour]; Post-War Prairies. Followed by Guide for Discussion section and "Quiz : What About the Prairies.". Published for the Canadian Armed Forces by the Wartime Information Board. Very good, crisp and clean. 25.00

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A Voyage to the Northwest Coast of America. First Edition thus in dustjacket, FRANCHERE, Gabriel
119 FRANCHERE, Gabriel A Voyage to the Northwest Coast of America. First Edition thus in dustjacket
Citadel Press, New York, 1969, 1969 
FRANCHÈRE, Gabriel. A Voyage to the Northwest Coast of America. Edited by Milo Milton Quaife. New York : The Citadel Press, (1968). Pp. (6),ix-liii,(3),3-318,(2) + 3 maps + 3 illustrations [including "View of the Falkland Isles" opp. p.22]. 8vo, black cloth, silver lettering to spine.
A reprint of the Lakeside Classics edition of 1954.

For Gabriel Franchère (b. November 3, 1786, Montreal - d. April 12, 1863 in St Paul, Minnesota) see DCB Volume 9.

Milo Milton Quaife (b. October 6, 1880, Nashua, Iowa - d. 1959, Michigan) .

"An early nineteenth-century journal of an astonishing voyage from Montreal to the Columbia River via Cape Horn, including descriptions of the court of King Tamehamema of Hawaii and the founding of Fort Astoria." front of dj.

"By 1811 the American fur trade, under the aegis of John Jacob Astor, had burgeoned into a tremendous enterprise. One of Astor's associates was Montreal-born Canadian, Gabriel Franchère.

Franchère kept a diary of one of the most extraordinary voyages ever experienced. Leaving Montreal in 1811, he arrived in New York, where he and a group of other young Americans and Canadian shipped out on the American vessel Tonquin , bound for the Pacific Northwest. The thrilling danger-packed voyage around Cape Horn to the rugged Pacific Coast included a stop-over in Hawaii, where the voyagers were royally entertained at the court of King Tamehamema.

Franchère provides us with colorful descriptions of the founding of Fort Astoria at the mouth of the Columbia River and its subsequent surrender to the British forces during the War of 1812.

The book ends with an account of the overland return to Montreal - a journey as intrepid and dramatic as the sea voyage out." - from dj flaps.

Chapters :
1. From Montreal to New York;
2. From New York to the Falklands;
3. Around Cape Horn;
4. Sojourn at Hawaii;
5. Domain of King Tamehamema;
6. From Hawaii to the Columbia;
7. Founding of Astoria;
8. Ascending the Columbia;
9. Fort Astoria Completed;
10. Desertion and Pursuit;
11. Arrival of Overland Party;
12. Trading and Exploring Activities;
13. War and Confusion;
14. Fate of the Tonquin ,;
15. Surrender of Astoria;;
16. Indian Treachery and Warfare;
17. Last Winter on the Columbia;
18. Natural Resources of the Columbia;
19. The Native Inhabitants;
20. War, Matrimony and Religion;
21. Return to Canada;
22. On the Upper Columbia;
23. Crossing the Rocky Mountains;
24. Descending the Athabasca;
25. Down the Saskatchewan;
23. Lake Winnipeg and Rainy Lake;
27. Arrival at Fort William;
28. From Fort William to Montreal ;
29. In Retrospect.
With appendix "Errors of Washington Irving"
With index.

Very good in dustjacket. 25.00

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120 FREEMAN, Lewis R. Nearing North. ex-lib.
Dodd, Mead, New York, 1928, 
FREEMAN, Lewis R. The Nearing North. NY: Dodd, Mead, and Co., (1928). Pp. (i)-xii,(1)-385,[3], frontis., + 30 p. of plates. Illustrated. 8vo, ribbed blue cloth with gilt lettering to front and spine. Arctic Bibliography 5258,Cassell 728. "The journalist describes his river trips in northern Canada, on the Slave, Mackenzie and Nelson, and others; the Hudson Bay Railroad to the end of the steel, and work of the Hudson's Bay Co. throughout these re gions." - A.B. "Some excellent material on northern river travel. Author retraced part of Mackenzie's route up the Peace River. He also traveled down the Athabasca, Slave and Mackenzie Rivers, as well as the Saskatchewan and Nelson. Some travel around the Bay to Ungava." - Cassell. Ex-library (sticker ghost and number to spine, pouch removed from front, bookplate pasted tofront), top edge spotted, inner hinges tender, some inking, else vg. 20.00

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