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1 ROSS, Eric ROBERTSON, Ian Alexander Bell Beyond the River and the Bay : Some Observations on the State of the Canadian Northwest in 1811 with a View to Providing the Intending Settler with an Intimate Knowledge of That Country. First Edition in dj
University of Toronto Press, Toronto , 1970, ISBN:0802052231 
ROSS, Eric. Beyond the River and the Bay : Some Observations on the State of the Canadian Northwest in 1811 with a View to Providing the Intending Settler with an Intimate Knowledge of That Country. (Toronto ) : University ofToronto Press, (1970). First Printing. Pp (),[vii]-xiii,(3),[3]-190,(4) + 5 plates. Illustrated. 9 maps on five folding sheets in rear pocket. 8vo, orange cloth, black lettering to spine. Arora, The Saskatchewan Bibliography4263. "Ian Alexander Bell Robertson, the imaginary writer of this book, wa s invented by the author to describe the Canadian Northwest in 1811, in order to overcome a number of technical difficulties as well as to provide a means by which remarks of contemporary observers might be easily integrated into the text." - from the Preface. "[...] brings to life the exciting landscape of the Canadian Northwest in the early years of the nineteenth century when the fur traders from the St. Lawrence clashed with their rivals fromHudson Bay. The book is based on an imaginary long-lost manuscript by Alex ander Bell Robertson entitled 'Some Observations on the State of the Canadian Northwest in 1811.' Robertson, a friend of Lord Selkirk and Sir Walter Scott, was invented by Ross in order to integrate remarks by such contemorary observers as David Thompson, Daniel Harmon, Peter Fidler and Alexander Mackenzie into the text. Robertson was influenced by Lord Selkirk and came toshare his concern for the poor of the Scottish Highlands. Like Selkirk, he reached the conclusion that emigration would greatly assist in overcoming the economic difficulties of the Highlands. And so in 1811, when Selkirk was given his large land grant to colonize Red River, Robertson offered his support by writing a description of the whole of the Northwest as it was at that time with 'a view to providing the intending settler with an Intimate Knowledge of the country.' His manuscript was completed late in 1811, a fewmonths after the arrival of the vanguard of the Selkirk settlers at York F actory, but apparently it was set aside and lost and was not found again until 1963 when it was disscovered in an Edinburgh attic. It is now being published for the first time. The book provides a picture of the Northwest as it was immediately prior to the first white settlement, based on sources that would have been available to a writer at that time. The arrival of the first agricultural pioneers in the Northwest in 1811 marked the beginning ofthe end of the era of the Indian and the fur trade, and the first falterin g steps towards permanent settlement which later was to change the face of the West, a face which had remained for many centuries virtually unscarred by the hand of man. The Northwest of 1811, still in its natural state, is well worth knowing today, not only as a backdrop against which the to project the fur trade during its most exciting period, but as a starting point for modern studies of the geography and history of the region." - from the dj. Name, else in very good in unclipped dustjacket. 45.00

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2 ROSS, Eric ROBERTSON, Ian Alexander Bell Beyond the River and the Bay : Some Observations on the State of the Canadian Northwest in 1811 with a View to Providing the Intending Settler with anIntimate Knowledge of That Country. 2nd pr. card covers
University of Toronto Press, Toronto , 1973, 
ROSS, Eric. Beyond the River and the Bay : Some Observations on the State of the Canadian Northwest in 1811 with a View to Providing the Intending Settler with an Intimate Knowledge of That Country. (Toronto) : University of Toronto Press, (1973). Second Printing. Pp 190. Illustrated. Maps in rear pocket. 8vo, white card covers. "Ian Alexander Bell Robertson, the imaginarywriter of this book, was invented by the author to describe the Canadian N orthwest in 1811, in order to overcome a number of technical difficulties as well as to provide a means by which remarks of contemporary observers might be easily integrated into the text." - from the Preface. Light spotting to front cover, sticker ghost, else very good. 15.00

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3 ROSS, Eric Full of Hope and Promise: The Canadas in 1841. in dj.
McGill-Queens University Press, 1991, ISBN:0773508554 
ROSS, Eric. Full of Hope and Promise: The Canadas in 1841. Montreal and Kingston : Mcgill-Queen's University Press, 1991. Pp 165. 8vo, green cloth. A semi-fictional account of one person's emigration from the Scottish highlands to Upper Canada in the early part of the 1840s, presnting a detailed examination of the social life and customs of Canadian life during the period.Contents: 1. Two Peoples, One Country; 2. The Rage of Emigration; 3. The A nnihilation of Space and Time; 4. The Spirit of Improvement; 5. Diverisons;6. Immigrants, Optimism, and Future Prospects. Vg in vg dj. 25.00

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4 ROSS, Eric Pictou Island, Nova Scotia : The Rise and Fall of an Island Community. First Edition
1987, 
ROSS, Eric. Pictou Island, Nova Scotia : The Rise and Fall of an Island Community. N.pl .: n.pub., (1987). First Edition. Designed and printed by Morriss Printing Co. Ltd., Victoria, B.C. Pp (4),[5]-32. Illustrated with one map and one b&w photo. 8vo, stapled blue and white cardcovers. Very good. 35.00

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5 GOULDING, Eric Ross). OLE WUN HI (Old One Eye) Ole Wun Hi Hi, Ole Wun Tales of Van. Signed by the author
Citizen Presses, 1919, 
(GOULDING, Eric Ross). OLE WUN HI ("Old One Eye"). Tales of Van. [Vancouver] : (The Citizen Presses), n.d. [ca 1919]. Pp [1]-15,(1). Double Column. 8vo, illustrated brown stapled card covers, printed in red. Eric Ross Goulding was born March 23, 1881, and died January 17, 1920, and was buried in Vancouver. He graduated from Oxford University, was a Boer War veteran, and a private in the Royal Canadian Regiment in World War I, where he lost an eye, hence, Ole Wun Hi (Old One Eye). These tales are of a humorous, satiricalnature. Contents : Tale the First - Concerning the Eldermen elect and the ambitions that they had; Tale the Second - Concerning the Drought and the things that men did do at that time [on prohibition]. Tale the Third - Concerning the Men of Medicine and the trials that they had. Tale the Fourth - Concerning the Land the Warriors would Get for to Farm, and other matters. Tale the Fifth - Concerning the Ways of a Maid with a Man and how they do spin webs to catch the unwary. Tale the Sixth - Concerning them that did put Coal upon the Home Fires and found for themselves soft jobs. Tale the Seventh - Concerning how Some do Get Them Good Jobs and how others get them on jobs at all. Tale the Eighth - Concerning the Bolshevites and the things that they would do. [Two poems] : "Fallen Comrades" and "To the Heroic Dead." Spine sunned, vertical crease, else very good. Signed with inscription by the author : "To Jack Tyler / from the author / Eric Ross Goulding / (Ole Wun Hi)." Very scarce. 450.00

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