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261 KNICKERBOCKER, Nancy. Canadian Heritage GOURLEY, Catherine SANDELL, Neil City of Dreams. A Special Feature on Vancouver in Canadian Heritage : The Heritage Canada Foundation Magazine, Volume 15, Issue 2, Summer 1989
Heritage Canada Foundation, Ottawa , 1989, 
KNICKERBOCKER, Nancy. “City of Dreams.” A Special Feature on Vancouver in Canadian Heritage : The Heritage Canada Foundation Magazine, Volume 15, Issue 2, Summer 1989, pp 20-34, with 19 illustrations. Ottawa : The Heritage Canada Foundation, 1989. Pp 1-44. Illustrated. Triple Column. 4to, illustrated black stapled wrappers. Vancouver articles : “A Bridge Between Worlds” (pp 22-25); “We've come a long way!” (pp 26-28); “A Very Fine House” (pp 29-30); “Tin Shed Cinderella” [Granville Island] (by Catherine Gourley, pp 31-25). Also : "Playing with a Full Deck” [playing cards] (by Neil Sandell, pp 8-11, with 2 illustrations); “The democratic republic of New Iceland” [by Lake Winnipeg] (pp 12-19); “Barging In” [moving a 170-tonne house by barge] (by Joy Bates, pp 37-40, with 3 illustrations); and more. Mailing label, else very good. 10.00

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262 KNOX, Olive Red River Shadows. First Edition
Macmillan, Toronto, 1948, 
KNOX, Olive. Red River Shadows. Toronto : Macmillan, 1948. First Edition. Pp 303. 8vo, red cloth. Peel 4110, Watters p.322. A novel set in the Red River area of Manitoba in the first half of the nineteenth century. Rubbed, slightly cocked, else very good. 20.00

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263 KOEPPEL, V. Geological Survey of Canada Paper 67-31. Age and History of the Uranium Mineralization of the Beaverlodge Area, Saskatchewan. (Report and 30 figures). Geological Survey of Canada Paper 67-31.
Geological Survey of Canada, Department of Mines and Technical Surveys, Ottawa , 1968, 
KOEPPEL, V. Age and History of the Uranium Mineralization of the Beaverlodge Area, Saskatchewan. (Report and 30 figures). Geological Survey of Canada Paper 67-31. Ottawa : Geological Survey of Canada, Department of Mines and Technical Surveys, (1968). Pp [i]-vii,(1),[1]-111,(1),+ 1 folding table in rear pocket. With text illustrations, tables, graphs. 8vo, printed olive green card covers. Spine sunned, circular inkstamp to front cover, else very good. 25.00

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264 KORNESKI, Kurt CONNOR, Ralph Race, Nation, and Reform Ideology in Winnipeg, 1880s-1920s . First Edition
Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, Madison & Teaneck, 2015, ISBN:9781611478495 
KORNESKI, Kurt. Race, Nation, and Reform Ideology in Winnipeg, 1880s - 1920s. Madison & Teaneck : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, (2015). First Edition. Pp (4),v-viii,1-235,(5). 8vo, illustrated hardcovers, yellow spine.
"During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, a host of journalists, ministers, medical doctors, businessmen, lawyers, labor leaders, politicians, and others called for an assault on poverty, slums, disreputable boarding houses, alcoholism, prostitution, sweatshop conditions, inadequate educational facilities, and other social evils. Although they represented an array of political positions and advocated a range of strategies to deal with what they deemed problems, historians have come to term this impulse 'urban reform' or the 'urban reform movement'. Race, Nation, and Reform Ideology in Winnipeg, 1880s-1920s considers the history of reform ideology in Canada. It does so by considering four leading reformers living in what might be described as the most Canadian of Canadian cities: Winnipeg, Manitoba. While the book engages in discussions and debates surrounding the particular individuals it considers, its more general argument is that to understand the history of reform in Canada requires viewing reformers as simultaneously experiencing and responding to two basic phenomena. It requires understanding them as confronting the polarizing tendencies, exploitation, and sometimes grinding poverty that was central to the economic order they (often unwittingly) helped to impose in northern North America. It also, however, requires seeing them as fundamentally shaped by the process and legacy of the dispossession of Aboriginal peoples, and the changing nature of Aboriginal-settler relations that were also central to the development of Canada." - from rear cover.
Chapters : 1. Empire, Nation, and City; 2. Charles W.Gordon and the Christian Democracy [Gordon = the novelist Ralph Connor; 3. Minnie J. B. Campbell: Loyalism, Nation, and Empire; 4. Secular Settler Nationalism in the Politics of John W. Dafoe; 5. Francis Beynon, Progressivism, and the Pursuit of Order. With conclusion, bibliography and index.
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265 KOVACS, Martin L. Canadian Plains Studies 8. KIRKCONNELL, Watson). DREISZIGER, N. Fred. Ethnic Canadians : Culture and Education. Paperback.
Canadian Plains Research Center, University of Regina., Regina, Saskatchewan., 1978, ISBN:0889770093 
KOVACS, Martin L. Ethnic Canadians : Culture and Education. (Regina, Saskatchewan): Canadian Plains Research Center, University of Regina, 1978. FirstPrinting. Pp. (10),[1]-495,(3). 8vo, map-illustrated yellow and white card covers, black lettering to front cover and spine. Canadian Plains Studies, number 8. L.G. Crossman, General Editor of Occasional Publications. Conten ts: I. Aspects of Ethnicity: 1. "The Nature of Indian Claims" (by Lloyd I. Barber); 2. "Native Involvement in Curriculum Development: The Native Teacher as a Cultural Broker" (by June D. Wyatt); 3. "Ethnics and Non-Ethnics: Facts and Fads in the Study of Intergroup Relations" (by Joseph R. Manyoni);4. "Ethnic Analysis in the Inercultural Context: Legends of the Calling Ri ver" (by Klaus Burmeister); 5. "Ethnic Analysis of Political Armour: Analytical Problems in the Canadian Mosaic" (by Patrick L. Baker); 6. "LinguisticTrends Among Saskatchewan Ethnic Groups" (by Alan B. Anderson); 7. "Watson Kirkconnell and the Cultural Credibility Gap Between Immigrants and the Na tive-born in Canada" (by N. Fred Dreisziger; pp. 87-96); 8. "From Ringsakerto Instow: A Norwegian Radical's Saskatchewan Odyssey" (by Jorgen Dahlie); 9. "The Beginnings of Ukrainian Scholarship in Canada" (by Victor O. Buyni ak); 10. "Aspects of Ukrainian Opinion in Manitoba During World War I" (by Nadia O.M. Kazymyra); 11. "The Resurgence of Cultural Pluralism and the Problem of the Nation-State: Lord Acton Revisited" (by Joel L. Novek). II. Ethnicity and Solidarity: 12. "Ukrainian Identity in Winnipeg" (by Leo Driedger); 13. "Ethnic Solidarity in the Esterhazy Area 1882-1940" (by Donald E. Willmott); 14. "To Be or Not To Be Indian: A Question Concerning Indian Cultural Identity in Whitehorse, Yukon" (by Carmen Lambert); 15. "The Changing Role of Ethnocultural Organizations in Saskatchewan: Case Studies with Statistical Data Cast in Historical Perspective" (by Zenon Pohorecky). III. Ethnicity and Education: 16. "The Relationship Between Ethnicity and Educational Aspirations of Post-Secondary Students in Toronto and Montreal" (by Ann B. Denis); 17. "The Education of Black Students in Montreal Schools: An Emerging Anglophone Problem, a Non-Existent Francophone Preoccupation" (by Michel Laferriere); 18. "Culture, Education and Ethnicity: A Case Study of theCanadian North" (by James S. Frideres); 19. "Ethnicity and Canadian Educat ion" (by John R. Mallea); 20. "Canadianization Through the Schools of the Prairie Provinces before World War I: The Attitudes and Aims of the English-Speaking Majority" (by Marilyn J. Barber); 21. "The Public School as a Guardian of Anglo-Saxon Traditions: The Saskatchewan Experience 1913-1918" (by Raymond J.A. Huel); 22. "Language Conflict and Schools in New Brunswick" (by Nanciellen C. Sealy; pp. 305-316); 23. "The Manitoba School Question: An Ethnic Interpretation" (by Cornelius J. Jaenen); 24. "The Hungarian School Question" (by Martin L. Kovacs); 25. "How to Teach a Ukrainian" (by SaveliaCurnisky); 26. "Ethnic Studies and the Saskatchewan Community College Syst em" (by Allan W. Walker). IV. Identity and Alienation: 27. "Spearhead Anchorages and Initiation of Networks, with Special Reference to the Portuguese Case" (by Grace M. Anderson); 28. "Social Adjustment Problems and Ethnic Group Membership" (by Arthur J. Cropley); 29. "South Slavs on a Northern Margin: The Frontier Experiences of Croatian Migrants during Canada's Great Depression" (by Anthony W. Rasporich); 30. ""Decline of the WASP? Dominant Group Identity in the Ethnic Plural Society" (by Linda Bell Deutschmann); 31. "The Canadian Identity and Multiculturalism: The Implications for Students at the Elementary Level" (by Marguerite Burke). V. Ethnic Researches: Resources and Methodology: 32. "An Oral Methodology for Ethnic Studies from the Junior Secondary to the Graduate School" (by Stanley H. Scott); 33. "The Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies" (by Manoly Lupul); 34. "Sources for Ethnic Studies in Historical Federal Government Records" (by Bryan E. Corbett); 35. "A Preliminary Guide to Sources for Ethnic Studies in the Archivesof Saskatchewan" (by the Saskatchewan Archives Board, Regina). VI. Ethnic Canadians: "Ethnic Canadians: Synoptic Comments" (by Martin L. Kovacs). Spine sunned, name, else very good. 30.00

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266 KRAMER, Reinhold and Tom MITCHELL BLAKE, Hilda) Canadian Social History Series Walk Towards the Gallows : The Tragedy of Hilda Blake, Hanged 1899. Paperback Edition.
Oxford University Press, Don Mills, ON, 2001, ISBN:0195416864 
KRAMER, Reinhold and Tom MITCHELL. Walk Towards the Gallows : The Tragedy of Hilda Blake, Hanged 1899. (Don Mills, ON): Oxford University Press, (2001). First Printing. Pp. (6),vii-viii,1-318,(2). 8vo, illustrated card coverswith white lettered orange spine. A volume in The Canadian Social History Series. "On 5 July 1899 Hilda Blake, a 21-year-old maidservant in Brandon, Manitoba, who had come to Canada from England ten years earlier as an orphan immigrant, shot and killed her mistress. Two days after Christmas she washanged, one of the few women in Canadian history to die for her crime. Bla ke unintentionally left a remarkable documentary record, ranging from Poorhouse records, court pockets of custody and criminal cases in which she was the central figure, popular, journalistic and professional assessments of her character, and a poem, 'My Downfall', that she penned in Brandon Gaol while awaiting execution. To explain why Hilda bought a gun and why she firedit, Kramer and Mitchell employ both historical and literary techniques. Th e result is a richly textured story of late Victorian social, cultural, andpolitical life." - from rear cover. Name inked to title page and minor ink ing inside front cover, else very good. 15.00

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267 KREMER, Valerie, ed. FLANAGAN, Thomas. SANDWELL, R.W. Histoire Sociale / Social History, No. 53. Social History / Histoire sociale, Volume XXVII, No. 53, May / Mai 1994.
Université d'Ottawa, Ottawa, 1994, 
KREMER, Valerie, ed. Social History / Histoire sociale, Volume XXVII, No. 53, May / Mai 1994. Ottawa: Université d'Ottawa, 1994. Pp. (8),[1]-224. 8vo,photo-illustrated blue card covers, white lettering to front and spine. In cludes: R.W. Sandwell: "Rural Reconstruction: Towards a New Synthesis in Canadian History" (pp. 1-32); Renee Joyal et Carole Chatillon: "La Loi quebecoise de protection de l'enfance de 1944: genese et avortement d'une reforme" (pp. 33-64); Thomas Flanagan and Gerhard Ens: "Metis Land Grants in Manitoba: A Statistical Study" (pp. 65-88); Jean-Pierre Collin: "Vers un cooperatisme social: la Ligue ouvriere catholique et la question du logement dans les annees 1940" (pp. 89-110). With a research note: "Eager Eugenicists: A Reappraisal of the Birth Control Society of Hamilton" (by Catherine Annau).With a round table: "What Happened to Our Data?", with contributions from J.R. Miller, Kris Inwood, and Gordon Darroch; and a review essay: J.-Guy Lalande: Paysans et gouvernement russes au XIXe siecle". With book reviews Very good. For the issue. 10.00

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268 KURELEK, William ARNOLD, Abraham KURELEK, William Jewish Life in Canada. : Paintings & Commentaries by William Kurelek. A Historical Essay by Abraham Arnold. First Edition, First Printing in dustjacket
Hurtig Publishers, Edmonton , 1976, 1976 0888301073 / 9780888301079 
KURELEK, William and Abraham ARNOLD. Jewish Life in Canada : Paintings & Commentaries by William Kurelek. A Historical Essay by Abraham Arnold. Edmonton : Hurtig Publishers, 1976. First Edition, First Printing. Pp (6),7-91,(5). Oblong 8vo, mid-blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine.

William Kurelek, CM (b. March 3, 1927, Whitford, Alberta – d. November 3, 1977, Toronto) was a Canadian artist and writer.

Abraham J. Arnold, C.M., LL.D. (b.1923, Montreal - d. January 28, 2011, Winnipeg, Manitoba) historian and Jewish leader.

"One of the first Jews to set foot in Canada was a female, Esther Brandeau. Disguises as a boy, she arrived in Quebec in September of 1738 on the ship Saint Michael. After officials discovered her true identity and further discovered that she would not convert from Judaism to Catholicism, they promptly shipped her back to France. From this inhospitable beginning, Canadian Jews have grown to a population of two hundred and seventy-six thousand, a group whose unique contributions to Canada, both as a people and individually, are firmly acknowledged. Their remarkable story has found worthy expression in this collaboration between the artist, William Kurelek, and the historian, Abraham Arnold.

William Kurelek has rightly become one of Canada's most well loved artists and the paintings in this book are among his very finest. From the newly arrived immigrants waiting silently on a lonely Saskatchewan station platform, to the quiet expectancy of a family's Sabbath table; from the serenity of the day's routine on a Jewish dairy farm, to the hustle and bustle of Morosnick's market in Winnipeg, Kurelek, himself a non-Jew, gives us a visible and touching link with the Jewish heritage in Canada in these unforgettable paintings. His commentaries for each of the sixteen paintings in the series tell of the inspiration for and his special relationship to each subject.

Abraham Arnold's deft and lively essay on Jewish life in Canada provides the historic basis of the book. He focusses.on the continuation of the Jewish community in light of the European experience and its development in Canadian society. Arnold explores the myth of the 'jew pedlar'; the evolution of organized Jewish community life in all the major centres; the movements within Judaism from Orthodox to Reform and Conservative; the rabbi; the rise of Talmud Torahs and Peretz Schools; Canadian Jews and ZZionism; the government's closed-door policy to the desperate Jews of Nazi Germany.

Jewish Life in Canada is a remarkable story and a fine collaboration between artist and historian." - from the dj.

William Kurelek's Introduction;
Sixteen paintings with commentaries;
Abraham Arnold's Introduction;
Jewish Immigration;
Parnosse — Earning a Living;
Peddling to Politics;
Synagogue Development;
Education;
Community Organization;
The Jewish Community Today;
Notes.

Remnant of Canada Council bookplate, else very good in rubbed unclipped dustjacket. 30.00


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269 KURELEK, William ARNOLD, Abraham KURELEK, William Jewish Life in Canada. : Paintings & Commentaries by William Kurelek. A Historical Essay by Abraham Arnold. First Edition, First Printing in dustjacket
Hurtig Publishers, Edmonton , 1976, ISBN:0888301073 
KURELEK, William and Abraham ARNOLD. Jewish Life in Canada : Paintings & Commentaries by William Kurelek. A Historical Essay by Abraham Arnold. Edmonton : Hurtig Publishers, 1976. First Edition, Later Printing. Pp (6),7-91,(5). Oblong 8vo, mid-blue cloth spine, cream lettering to spine, matching thecream coloured boards. This printing has a different binding, has a higher price on the jacket, than the first, and has the publisher, the ISBN, and "Printed and bound in Canada" printed in white on the back panel of the jacket, uses a whiter, smoother paper stock for the pages, but appears otherwise the same. William Kurelek, CM (b. March 3, 1927, Whitford, Alberta – d. November 3, 1977, Toronto) was a Canadian artist and writer. Abraham J. Arnold, C.M., LL.D. (b.1923, Montreal - d. January 28, 2011, Winnipeg, Manitoba) historian and Jewish leader. "One of the first Jews to set foot in Canada was a female, Esther Brandeau. Disguises as a boy, she arrived in Quebec in September of 1738 on the ship Saint Michael. After officials discovered her true identity and further discovered that she would not convert from Judaism to Catholicism, they promptly shipped her back to France. From this inhospitable beginning, Canadian Jews have grown to a population of two hundred and seventy-six thousand, a group whose unique contributions to Canada,both as a people and individually, are firmly acknowledged. Their remarkab le story has found worthy expression in this collaboration between the artist, William Kurelek, and the historian, Abraham Arnold. William Kurelek hasrightly become one of Canada's most well loved artists and the paintings i n this book are among his very finest. From the newly arrived immigrants waiting silently on a lonely Saskatchewan station platform, to the quiet expectancy of a family's Sabbath table; from the serenity of the day's routine on a Jewish dairy farm, to the hustle and bustle of Morosnick's market in Winnipeg, Kurelek, himself a non-Jew, gives us a visible and touching link with the Jewish heritage in Canada in these unforgettable paintings. His commentaries for each of the sixteen paintings in the series tell of the inspiration for and his special relationship to each subject. Abraham Arnold's deft and lively essay on Jewish life in Canada provides the historic basis of the book. He focusses.on the continuation of the Jewish community in light of the European experience and its development in Canadian society. Arnold explores the myth of the 'jew pedlar'; the evolution of organized Jewish community life in all the major centres; the movements within Judaism from Orthodox to Reform and Conservative; the rabbi; the rise of Talmud Torahs and Peretz Schools; Canadian Jews and ZZionism; the government's closed-doorpolicy to the desperate Jews of Nazi Germany. Jewish Life in Canada is a r emarkable story and a fine collaboration between artist and historian." - from the dj. William Kurelek's Introduction; Sixteen paintings with commentaries; Abraham Arnold's Introduction; Jewish Immigration; Parnosse — Earninga Living; Peddling to Politics; Synagogue Development; Education; Communit y Organization; The Jewish Community Today; Notes. Very good in inclipped dustjacket. 25.00

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270 KUROWSKI, Franz Panzer Aces. Translated by David Johnston.
J.J. Fedorowicz Publishing, Winnipeg, Manitoba, 1992, ISBN:0921991134 
KUROWSKI, Franz. Panzer Aces. Translated by David Johnston. (Winnipeg, Manitoba) : J.J. Fedorowicz Publishing, (1992). First Canadian Edition. Pp [i]-v,(1),1-265,(1). Illustrated. Folio, illustrated green glossy paper coveredboards. The story of German tank commanders in World War II. Contents : In troduction; The German Panzer Arm of World War Two; Generalmajor Dr. Franz Bake; Hermann Bix; Rudolf Von Ribbentrop; Hans Bolter; Michael Wittmann; Albert Ernst; Appendices. WILL REQUIRE EXTRA SHIPPING CHARGES DUE TO ITS WEIGHT. Very good. 75.00

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271 KUZ, Tony J. (ed.) Winnipeg 1874 - 1974 : Progress and Prospects
Manitoba Department of Industry and Commerce, Winnipeg, 1974, 
KUZ, Tony J.,(ed.). Winnipeg 1874 - 1974 : Progress and Prospects. Winnipeg: Manitoba Department of Industry and Commerce, 1974. Pp (4),iii-xii,1-248 . Frontispiece. Maps. 8vo, orange card covers, lettered in yellow and white, white spine lettered in black. Contents : Part I - The Process of Urbanization : Editor's Comments; Metropolitan Winnipeg: Inter-Urban Relationships(by T. J. Kuz); Migration Into Manitoba c. 1885 - c. 1920 and Some Problem s and Questions Which It Raises (by B. M. Evans); Growth, Ethnic Groups andSocio-Economic Areas of Winnipeg (by W. J. Carlyle); Winnipeg: A City in t he Making (by T. R. Weir). Part II - The Economic Base : Editor's Comments;The Food and Beverage Industry : Winnipeg Livestock and Meat Pprocessing I ndustry: A Century of Development (by R. Paraliament); The Brewing Industryin Winnipeg (by W. Houston); The Transportation Industry : Motor Coach Ind ustries Limi Motor Coach Industries Limited - Company Submission; Flyer Industries Limited - Company Submission; The Aerospace Industry in Winnipeg (by Ed Thornhill); Farm Machinery Industry : Canadian Co-operative ImplementsLimited - Company Submission ; Versatile Manuiactunng Limited - Company Su bmission; The Electrical Manufacturing Industry in Winnipeg (by D. Ross); The Metal Fabricating Industry (by D. Watson); The Apparel Industry : Development of the Apparel Industry in Winnipeg (by R. Hastie); The Apparel Industry in Winnipeg (by Mary Lile Benham); The Construction Industry in Winnipeg (by Roger Newman). Part III - Distinctive Activities and Functions : Editor's Comments; The Place of Metropolitan Winnipeg in the Provincial Economy(by D. Lofto); Winnipeg as a Financial Centre (by G. F. Parsons); Winnipeg as a Transportation Centre (by R. Schmidt); Culture at the Gateway (by Vic tor Leathers). Part IV - Fuuture Economic Prospects : The Future Economic Prospects of Winnipeg: An Analytical Speculation (by D. Hum). Rubbed, else very good. 30.00

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272 Lahave Islands, N.S. - Cookbook) 200 Plus Years on Lahave Islands, Nova Scotia, Recipes & Traditions. These memories of Lahave Islands and area were gathered to support the Lahave Islands Marine Museum
Gateway Publishing Co. Ltd., Winnipeg, Manitoba, 2006, 
(Lahave Islands, N.S. - Cookbook). 200 Plus Years on Lahave Islands, Nova Scotia, Recipes & Traditions. These memories of Lahave Islands and area weregathered to support the Lahave Islands Marine Museum. (Winnipeg, Manitoba : Gateway Publishing Co. Ltd., 2006). Pp (20),1-122,(10), + 8 section separators. 8vo, black spiral binding, illustrated tan card covers, lettered in brown. Divided into three sections : 20 pages of local history, ec.; 122 pages of recipes; and 10 pages of cooking tips. The Lahave section contains :Introduction; "The Kitchen", "My Kitchen Prayer", and "A Lovely Recipe" (p oems by Effie Baker); "Dirty Dishes" (poem by Hattie Himmelman); Birch Broom (by Mildred Bushen); The Bagget General Store; Hattie & Clyde Himmelman; Tea Meetings (by Hattie Himmelman); Way of Life - Lives of Achievement - A Green Bay Story (by J. Shirley Cohrs); Island Life (by Isabelle Bush). Verygood. 12.00

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A Bird in the House: Stories. First Canadian Edition in dustjacket, LAURENCE, Margaret
273 LAURENCE, Margaret A Bird in the House: Stories. First Canadian Edition in dustjacket
McClelland & Stewart, 1970, 1970 
LAURENCE, Margaret. A Bird in the House : Stories. Toronto / Montreal : McClelland and Stewart Limited, (1970). First Canadian Edition. "Printed and bound in the United States of America". Pp (12),3-207,(3). 8vo, gold cloth, gilt lettering to spine, gilt ML logo to front board.

Warwick A7, Spadoni and Donnelly 2184.

Jean Margaret Laurence, CC (née Wemyss) (b. July 18, 1926, Neepawa, Manitoba – d. January 5, 1987, Selwyn, Ontario) was a Canadian novelist and short story writer, and is one of the major figures in Canadian literature.

"With the wonderful amalgam of strength and sensibility that has distinguished her novels, Margaret Laurence gives us in these interlocking stories the emotionally charged moments of attachment to others or rebellion acrainst them through which a woman remembers herself as a girl.

Vanessa MacLeod (at eight she was writing romances by flashlight under the bedcovers) here recaptures her childhood — each episode colored by, and in memory bound to, a member of her family. She summons them up in turn: her pioneer Grandfather Connor, remembered still as the awesome voice of righteousness, the scourge of cardplayer, drinker, smoker, chewer, and young person caught overstepping the mark; her family-proud Scots grandmother, so painfully present in the frightening hours when the new baby came; her tough-minded Aunt Edna, the maverick grownup, secretly commnicatinig strength and confidence to the maverick child; her father, the generous, overworked G.P. suddenly gone, killed by the flu epidemic — and only her mother's quiet strength slowly bringing the tottering world back into balance.

With a directness and simplicity that move and stir our own memories, the author of The Fire-Dwellers and A Jest of God makes felt the vulnerability of childhood, and the effects of place (a small town in Manitoba), of time (the Depression thirties), and of close-knit family upon the heart-breaking joyous process of growing up." (from the dj).

Includes the following stories:
"The Sound of the Singing",
"To Set Our House In Order",
"Mask of the Bear",
"A Bird in the House",
"The Loons",
"Horses of the Night",
"The Half-Husky", and
"Jericho's Brick Battlements".

The lighest of brown-spotting to top edge, minor sunning to cloth edges, else very good in a very good unclipped dustjacket. 175.00

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274 LAURENCE, Margaret A Bird in the House: Stories. First Canadian Edition in dustjacket
McClelland & Stewart, 1970, 1970 
LAURENCE, Margaret. A Bird in the House : Stories. Toronto / Montreal : McClelland and Stewart Limited, (1970). First Canadian Edition. "Printed and bound in the United States of America". Pp (12),3-207,(3). 8vo (152 x 215 mm), gold cloth, gilt lettering to spine, gilt ML logo to front board.

Warwick A7, Spadoni and Donnelly 2184.

Jean Margaret Laurence, CC (née Wemyss) (b. July 18, 1926, Neepawa, Manitoba – d. January 5, 1987, Selwyn, Ontario) was a Canadian novelist and short story writer, and is one of the major figures in Canadian literature.

"With the wonderful amalgam of strength and sensibility that has distinguished her novels, Margaret Laurence gives us in these interlocking stories the emotionally charged moments of attachment to others or rebellion acrainst them through which a woman remembers herself as a girl.

Vanessa MacLeod (at eight she was writing romances by flashlight under the bedcovers) here recaptures her childhood — each episode colored by, and in memory bound to, a member of her family. She summons them up in turn: her pioneer Grandfather Connor, remembered still as the awesome voice of righteousness, the scourge of cardplayer, drinker, smoker, chewer, and young person caught overstepping the mark; her family-proud Scots grandmother, so painfully present in the frightening hours when the new baby came; her tough-minded Aunt Edna, the maverick grownup, secretly commnicatinig strength and confidence to the maverick child; her father, the generous, overworked G.P. suddenly gone, killed by the flu epidemic — and only her mother's quiet strength slowly bringing the tottering world back into balance.

With a directness and simplicity that move and stir our own memories, the author of The Fire-Dwellers and A Jest of God makes felt the vulnerability of childhood, and the effects of place (a small town in Manitoba), of time (the Depression thirties), and of close-knit family upon the heart-breaking joyous process of growing up." (from the dj).

Includes the following stories:
"The Sound of the Singing",
"To Set Our House In Order",
"Mask of the Bear",
"A Bird in the House",
"The Loons",
"Horses of the Night",
"The Half-Husky", and
"Jericho's Brick Battlements".

Minor bumping to spine ends, else very good in nicked, price-clipped dustjacket. 65.00


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275 LAURENCE, Margaret A Tree for Poverty : Somali Poetry and Prose. Paperback facsimile reprint
McMaster University Library Press / Irish University Press, 1970, 1970 071651415X / 9780716514152 
LAURENCE, Margaret. A Tree for Poverty : Somali Poetry and Prose. Collected by Margaret Laurence. (Shannon, Ireland) : McMaster University Library Press / Irish University Press, (1970). "Printed in the Republic of Ireland at Shannon by Robert Hogg Printer to Irish University Press". Pp (4),[v]-vi,(4),[1]-146,(4). 8vo (135 x 209 mm), tan card covers, red lettering to front cover & spine.

Warwick A11.

Jean Margaret Laurence, CC (née Wemyss) (b. July 18, 1926, Neepawa, Manitoba – d. January 5, 1987, Selwyn, Ontario) was a Canadian novelist and short story writer, and is one of the major figures in Canadian literature.

A facsimile reprint of the Nairobi 1954 edition of Margaret Laurence's first book.

I. Introduction;

II. Somali Poetry: Belwo -- Gabei.

III. Somalie Prose:
Translated Stories:
1. 'Igaal Bowkahh,
2. The Strange and Terrible Camel,
3. How the Meat was Divided,
4. Right and Wrong,
5. The Jinna,
6. The Man Who had Four Wives,
7. High or Low,
8. The Cheating Lesson,
9. The Townsman,
10. The Blind Sheikh.

Paraphrased stories:
A. Arabic:
1. Ahmed the Woodseller,
2. How Donkeys Came to Be,
3. Nebii Hhudur and the Camel Bone,
4. Nebii Hhudur and the Dish of Jowari,
5. Abana Wys and the Tub of Oil,
6. Abana Wys and the Bedbugs,
7. The Beard of Abana Wys,
8. Abana Wys and the Two Corpses,
9. Abana Wys and the Blind Thief;

B. Somali:
1. the Great Surprise,
2. Tale of Two Thieves,
3. The Man Who Swore Falsely,
4. The Four Wise Counsellors,
5. The Ghee and the Milk,
6. Midgan Stories,
7. Wiil Waal and the Sheep's Gullet,
8. Wiil Waal and the Silver Ring,
9. Wiil Waal and the Wisest Man,
10. Wiil Waal and the Cowardly Warriors,
11. Wiil Waal and the Midgan's Well,
12. Arawailo and the Climbing of Mil-Milac,
13. The Death of Arawailo,
14. The Story of Deg-Der,
15. The Story of Darod,
16. The Story of Sheikh Au Barkhadleh,
17. The Story of Sheikh Ishaak.

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Heart of a Stranger. First Edition in dustjacket, LAURENCE, Margaret
276 LAURENCE, Margaret Heart of a Stranger. First Edition in dustjacket
McClelland & Stewart, 1976, 1976 077104710X / 9780771047107 
LAURENCE, Margaret. Heart of a Stranger. (Toronto) : McClelland and Stewart, (1976). First Edition. "Printed and bound in Caanda" Pp (10),11-221,(3). 8vo (147 x 219 mm), purple cloth, gilt lettering to spine.

Warwick A9, Spadoni & Donnelly 2756.

Jean Margaret Laurence, CC (née Wemyss) (b. July 18, 1926, Neepawa, Manitoba – d. January 5, 1987, Selwyn, Ontario) was a Canadian novelist and short story writer, and is one of the major figures in Canadian literature.

"In a volume of personal essays sparkling with ail the insight, wit, and humanity that have distinguished her many masterpieces of fiction - from The Stone Angel to The Diviners - Margaret Laurence shares with us an entertaining and wide-ranging store of memories, observations, enthusiasms, and experiences. The manner is relaxed, the writing is superb, and the topics reflect the multi-faceted interests ot a woman whose greatness as an author is matched by the warmth and magnetism of her personality. That personality asserts itself on every page, whether the topic be the sources and influences that nave affected her art, the travels she has made through Greece, Egypt, Africa, and Scotland, or the homes she has known in such locales as Manitoba's Whitemud Valley, England's Buckinghamshire, and Ontario's Otonabee River. There is comedy in her accounts of taxi-drivers, plane-flights, and TV appearances; passion in her views on the prairie Indian's fate and in her depiction of African life and literary figures. Full of humour, wisdom, and depth, this volume offers to her legion of avid readers a new perspective on Margaret Laurence and her art and, for those not familiar with her fiction, provides a fascinating introduction to one of this country's major authors." from the jacket.

Foreword
A Place to Stand On
Sayonara, Agamemnon
The Very Best Intentions
The Poem and the Spear
The Epic Love of Elmii Bonderi
Good Morning to the Grandson of Ramesses the Second
Captain Pilot Shawkat and Kipling's Ghost [Captain Pilot Shawkat Gemes, Suez Canal pilots, &c]
Hie Wild Blue Yonder
Put Out One or Two More Flags
Road from the Isles
Inside the Idiot Box
I am a Taxi
Living Dangerously... by Mail
The Shack
Upon a Midnight Clear
Open Letter to the Mother of Joe Bass
Man of Our People [on Gabriel Dumont]
Where the World Began.

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277 LAURENCE, Margaret The Diviners. First Edition in dustjacket, Signed.
McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 1974, ISBN:0771047487 1974 0771047487 / 9780771047480 
LAURENCE, Margaret. The Diviners. (Toronto) : McClelland and Stewart, (1974). First Canadian Edition. "Printed and bound in Canada by T.H. Best Printing Company Limited, Don Mills, Ontario". Pp (14),[3]-392,(6). 8vo, pale blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine.

Warwick A5, Spadoni & Donnelly 2560.

Jean Margaret Laurence, CC (née Wemyss) (b. July 18, 1926, Neepawa, Manitoba – d. January 5, 1987, Selwyn, Ontario) was a Canadian novelist and short story writer, and is one of the major figures in Canadian literature.

"Tapping the same sources which she drew on for The Stone Angel, A Jest of God, The Fire-Dwellers and A Bird in the House, Margaret Laurence returns with new depth and scope to the human themes and intensity realized world of those works. The richness, power and simplicity of her writing find renewed expression in The Diviners, which draws the reader into the life of Morag Gunn, a woman at a crossroads in her life and art.

Living alone in rural Ontario, witnessing her daughter's progress in achieving adult independence, Morag struggles to continue her writing, haunted by gnosts from her personal and ancestral past. Striving to divine a course for her own future, she casts back through her heritage - a heritage of the vast Canadian prairies with their Old World roots and outcast Indians and Metis, a heritage embodied in the people and society of the town of Manawaka.

This new novel reveals again the mature craft and artistry with which Margaret Laurence has pursued her vision. In The Diviners, as in all her works, everyday incidents lead to the emotions that shape life. And, in Morag Gunn, she has created another memorable character, one whose courageous experience emerges as the experience of all dispossessed people in search of their birthright." (from the dj).

The jacket of this has "Margaret Laurence" printed in red on the spine of the dustjacket. We have another with "Margaret Laurence" printed in light grey, which we suspect may be an later variant.

Sparse spotting to fore-edge, a couple of small damp spots to top edge, spine ends sunned, else very good in spine-nicked, flap-creased, rear-panel-chipped (square inch to bottom edge), price-clipped dustjacket. Signed, without inscription, by Laurence on the title page. Signed copies of Laurence's works are scarce. 400.00



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278 LAURENCE, Margaret The Diviners. First Edition in dustjacket.
McClelland and Stewart, 1974, 1974 0771047487 / 9780771047480 
LAURENCE, Margaret. The Diviners. (Toronto) : McClelland and Stewart, (1974). First Canadian Edition. "Printed and bound in Canada by T.H. Best Printing Company Limited, Don Mills, Ontario". Pp (14),[3]-392,(6). 8vo, pale blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine.

Warwick A5, Spadoni & Donnelly 2560.

Jean Margaret Laurence, CC (née Wemyss) (b. July 18, 1926, Neepawa, Manitoba – d. January 5, 1987, Selwyn, Ontario) was a Canadian novelist and short story writer, and is one of the major figures in Canadian literature.

"Tapping the same sources which she drew on for The Stone Angel, A Jest of God, The Fire-Dwellers and A Bird in the House, Margaret Laurence returns with new depth and scope to the human themes and intensity realized world of those works. The richness, power and simplicity of her writing find renewed expression in The Diviners, which draws the reader into the life of Morag Gunn, a woman at a crossroads in her life and art.

Living alone in rural Ontario, witnessing her daughter's progress in achieving adult independence, Morag struggles to continue her writing, haunted by gnosts from her personal and ancestral past. Striving to divine a course for her own future, she casts back through her heritage - a heritage of the vast Canadian prairies with their Old World roots and outcast Indians and Metis, a heritage embodied in the people and society of the town of Manawaka.

This new novel reveals again the mature craft and artistry with which Margaret Laurence has pursued her vision. In The Diviners, as in all her works, everyday incidents lead to the emotions that shape life. And, in Morag Gunn, she has created another memorable character, one whose courageous experience emerges as the experience of all dispossessed people in search of their birthright." (from the dj).

The jacket of this has "Margaret Laurence" printed in light grey on the spine of the dustjacket. We have another with "Margaret Laurence" printed in red, which we suspect may be an earlier variant.

Very good in slightly chipped price-clipped dustjacket. 45.00



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279 LAURENCE, Margaret The Prophet's Camel Bell. First Edition in dustjacket.
McClelland and Stewart, Limited, Toronto, 1963, 1963 
LAURENCE, Margaret. The Prophet's Camel Bell. (Toronto) : McClelland and Stewart Limited, (1963). First Canadian Printing. Pp. (10),[1]-239,(7), + 8 pages of b&w plates. Illustrated. 8vo, red cloth with gilt lettering to spine.

Warwick A8, Spadoni and Donnelly 1676.

Jean Margaret Laurence, CC (née Wemyss) (b. July 18, 1926, Neepawa, Manitoba – d. January 5, 1987, Selwyn, Ontario) was a Canadian novelist and short story writer, and is one of the major figures in Canadian literature.

The Canadian author's second book, this being memoirs of her time spent amid nomadic camel-herders in Somalia, during the time her husband served as an engineer, constructing rain reservoirs.

"When her engineer husband took charge of a scheme to build rain reservoirs for stock-watering places across the dry Haud in Somaliland, Margaret Laurence set out with him to Africa in the hopeful belief that friendliness and a liberal outlook would suffice to bridge the differences between East and West. But she soon began to discover the complexity and difficuity in any attempted communication between peoples of widely-different cultures, different religions, different ways of looking at life.

Living out in camp, the author gradually came to know something of the life of the nomadic camel-herding Somalis, and to nave a deep regard for these desert people who must struggle incessantly for survival in their barren land, but who manage also to produce many skilled orators, poets and storytellers. Of all this Mrs Laurence writes delightfully; with humour, keen observation and humanity, with vivid descriptions of the country and the Somalis she met.

Numerous ' travel' books have been written about the Horn of Africa. This isn't one of them ; it records another kind of journey, an exploration of human relationships, the discovery of a fascinating people and their way of life in a still little-known part of Africa. As such, it is as much a book of the 1960's as Burton's famous travels were of the 1850s." - (from the dj).

1. Innocent Voyage.
2. Footsteps.
3. House in the Clouds.
4. Jilal.
5. Flowering Desert.
6. Place of Exile.
7. The Ballehs.
8. Arrivederci, Italia.
9. A Teller of Tales.
10. Mohamed.
11. Arabetto.
12. The Old Warrior.
13. A Tree for Poverty.
14. The Imperialists.
15. Nabad Gelyo.
Glossary of Somali Words.
Bibliography.

Bookplate, else very good in nicked, spine-chipped dustjacket. 50.00


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280 LAURENCE, Margaret). XIQUES, Donez. Margaret Laurence : The Making of a Writer. First Edition in dustjacket, signed.
Dundurn Press, Toronto, 2005, ISBN:1550025791 2005 1550025791 / 9781550025798 
(LAURENCE, Margaret) Donez XIQUES. Margaret Laurence : The Making of a Writer. Toronto : Dundurn Press, (2005). First Pritning. Pp. (8),[9]-408, + 8 pages of b&w plates. Illustrated. 8vo, black cloth with silver lettering to spine.

Dona Xiques (b. April 30, 1936, Staten Island, New York). The author resides regularly in Nova Scotia.

"'Margaret Laurence: The Making of a Writer' is an engaging narrative that contains new and important findings about Laurence's life and career. This biography reveals the challenges, successes, and failures of the long apprenticeship that preceded the publication of 'The Stone Angel', Laurence's first commercially successful novel.

Donez Xiques demonstrates the importance of Margaret Laurence's early work as a journalist in her development as a writer and covers her return to Canada from Africa in the late 1950s. She details the significance of Laurence's 'Vancouver years' as well as the challenges of her year in London prior to settling at Elm Cottage in Buckinghamshire, when Laurence stood on the verge of success.

The Margaret Laurence known to most people is a public figure of the 1960s and 1970s: matriarchal, matronly, and accomplished. The story of her early years in the harsh setting of the Canadian Prairies during the 1930s -- years of drought and the Great Depression -- and of her African years has never before been chronicled with the thoroughness and vividness that Xiques provides for the reader.

Appended to this powerful new biography is a short story by Margaret Laurence that has never before been published and two other stories that have not been widely available. They indicate the range of her concerns and show a marked departure from her fiction in 'The Tomorrow-Tamer and Other Stories' and 'A Bird in the House'.

Readers will benefit from the extensive research in this full and vibrant portrait of one of the most revered writers of twentieth-century Canadian literature." -from the dustjacket.
1. Landscape of the Heart;
2. A Bird in the House;
3. The Magic of Writing;
4. Hitler in Manitoba: The High School Years;
5. The College Years;
6. Journalism;
7. New Territory;
8. Heart of a Stranger;
9. Stolen Time;
10. Uncertain Alchemy.

Appendix: Three Stories by Margaret Laurence:
A. "Mrs. Cathcart, In and Out of Purdah";
B. "A Fable -- For the Whaling Fleets";
C. "A Queen in Thebes".

With notes, selected bibliography, and index.

Very good in crisp dustjacket. Signed, without inscription, by Xiques. 35.00

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