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1 NIVEN, Frederick Flying Years. British Edition in dustjacket
Collins, London, 1935, 
NIVEN, Frederick. The Flying Years. London : Collins, (February) 1935. Second Impression. Pp (4),5-284. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Watters p. 353, Rhodenizer pp. 747 ("a story of pioneerin g in the West"), Drew, Lawmen in Scarlet : An Annotated Guide to Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Print and Performance. p.88. "In this novel Mr. Frederick Niven's characters move against a background of changing years. Its opening scenes are in Scotland and the hardly known Canadian West of a generation sgo. It is a story of the exiled and evicted in a strange land — and what they made of it and of themselves. Such has been the celerity of change there, that in the lifetime of one man we hear the lowing of the buffalo herds, the cries of the hunters and the shrill sound of the Red River carts fade away over the horizon, giving place to tne locomotive's hoot and the drone, overhead, of the aeroplane. Against the background of the flying years, the background ofTime and Eternity, go transient men — with their ambitions, their loves, t heir hopes, their regrets, there three-score and ten of fugitive experience, their nostalgia -- as in a shadow-show." (from the dj). Fading to both boards, else very good in an attractive dustjacket (spine faded and spine ends chipped). 100.00

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2 NIVEN, Frederick Lost Cabin Mine. Grosset & Dunlap Reprint
Grosset & Dunlap , New York, 1925, 
NIVEN, Frederick. The Lost Cabin Mine. New York : Grosset & Dunlap, Publishers, n.d. [circa 1925?]. Pp (4),[v]-vi,(2),1-312. 8vo, red cloth, with black lettering & small illustration on spine and front. Watters p.353; Rhodenizer pp.747-748. A reprint of the 1908 Dodd-Mead edition. Chapters : 1. Introduces "The Apache Kid" with whom Later I become Acquainted; 2. Mr. Laughlin Tells the Story up to Date; 3. Mr. Laughlin’s Prophecy is Fulfilled; 4. ITake my Life in my Hands; 5. I Agree to "Keep the Peace" in a New Sense; 6 . Farewell to Baker City; 7. The Man with the Red Head; 8. What Befell at the Half-Way House; 9. First Blood; 10. In the Enemy’s Camp; 11. How it was Dark in the Sunlight; 12. I am Held as a Hostage; 13. In which Apache Kid Behaves in his Wonted Way; 14. Apache Kid Prophesies; 15. In which the Tables are Turned—at Some Cost; 16. Sounds in the Forest; 17. The Coming of MikeCanlan; 18. The Lost Cabin is Found; 19. Canlan Hears Voices; 20. Compensa tion; 21. Re-enter—The Sheriff of Baker City; 22. The Mud-Slide; 23. The Sheriff Changes his Opinion; 24. For Fear of Judge Lynch; 25. The Making of aPublic Hero; 26. Apache Kid Makes a Speech; 27. The Beginning of the End; 28. Apache Kid Behaves Strangely at the Half-Way House to Kettle; 29. So-Long; 30. And Last Stain to bottom inch of the fore-edge, else very good. 20.00

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3 NIVEN, Frederick Lover of the Land and Other Poems. First Edition.
Boni & Liveright, New York, 1925, 
NIVEN, Frederick. A Lover of the Land and Other Poems. New York: Boni & Liveright, 1925. First American Printing. Pp. (4),v-vi,(2),9-72. 8vo, green cloth with printed paper title label to spine. Includes the following poems: "A Lover of the Land", "Memories", "My World", "To Pauline", "Now Goes Our Lady to the Wood", "Her Servants Look on the Little Mother from Between theTapestries", "At Morning", "A Harvest", "Trees", "Undertones", "Unrest", " Travelling", "Inventory", "To the Mystery", "A Song of Silence", "Li Po", "The Song of the Freemen", "The Three Yew-Trees", "North Devon", "The Ash-Tree", "The Song of the Peebles Pedlar", "Thinking of Some Living Poets", "'First the Blade, Then the Ear, After That", "Words", "Politics", "A Song of Rest", "My Lady of Dreams", "Epitaph", "A Carol from Falnders", "In Memoriam (Edward Thomas, poet and critic, killed in action, 1917)", "Theocritus inAlexandria", "To Those Who Call Me Back". Light foxing to initial and fina l leaves, spine browned, name inked to flyleaf, blindstamp to title page, else very good. 25.00

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4 NIVEN, Frederick Mine Inheritance. British Edition in dustjacket
Collins, London, 1940, 
NIVEN, Frederick. Mine Inheritance. London : Collins, (1940). Pp (10),11-432. Endpaper Maps. 8vo, red cloth, black lettering to spine.

Watters p.353, Rhodenizer pp.747-748, ("with title from Psalm 16:5 and setting in the Red River settlement, the first Canadaian novel selected by the Book Society in Great Britain"), Drew, Lawmen in Scarlet : An Annotated Guide to Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Print and Performance. p.88.

"It was in the spring of the year 1811 that Thomas Douglas. Earl of Selkirk, and Captain Miles Macdonell sat in the study of the Earl's London house. On the table between them lay a map [...] . It was a map of Canada, and there, on the banks of the Red River, Lord Selkirk pointed out the tract of land known as Assiniboia which he had purchased from the Hudson's Bay Company in order to found a settlement, a colony, for the Highlanders who were then being evicted from their small crofts to make room for sheep. - It is this story of the first important British settlement in the Canadian West, this epic in the history of Canada, that Mr. Niven tells in Mine Inheritance. In times such as these [during WW2], there is a profound significance inthis story of the first opening up of the Canadian West, the adaptation of life to adverse conditions, the will to live freely and at peace." - from the dj.

Top edge dusty, else very good in rubbed and nicked, but overall very nice, dustjacket. 25.00

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5 NIVEN, Frederick Transplanted. First Edition
Collins, Toronto, 1944, 
NIVEN, Frederick. The Transplanted. Toronto : Collins, (1944). First Edition. Pp (6),7-310,(2). 8vo, navy cloth. Watters p.354; Rhodenizer pp.747-748,Drew, Lawmen in Scarlet : An Annotated Guide to Royal Canadian Mounted Pol ice in Print and Performance. p.88. Rubbed and lightly soiled, adhesive star to fflyleaf, else very good. 30.00

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6 NIVEN, Frederick Wild Honey. First Canadian Edition
MacMillan Company of Canada Limited, Toronto, 1927, 
NIVEN, Frederick. Wild Honey. Toronto : The Macmillan Company of Canada Limited, 1927. First Canadian Edition. Pp (4),1-251,(1). 8vo, orange cloth with darker orange lettering on spine and front. Watters p.354; Rhodenizer pp.747-748. From the American sheets of Dodd-Mead. Rubbed and lightly soiled, else very good. Uncommon. 30.00

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