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Author Name:    McCOWAN, Dan

Title:   Hill-Top Tales. Signed copy in dust-jacket

Publisher:    Macmillan Company of Canada Limited, Toronto , 1948, 

Seller ID:   95319

McCOWAN, Dan. Hill-Top Tales. Illustrated from photographs by the author and others. Toronto : The Macmillan Company of Canada Limited, 1948. First Edition. Pp [i]-xi,(3),1-206, frontis + 12 leaves plates. Index. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to front board and spine. Watters p. 332. “This book deals mainly with the doings and adventures of many interesting people who have appeared against the magnificent back-drop of the Canadian Rockies and there acted their several parts in the greatest of all dramas.” - from the Preface. Persons include Paul Kane, Henry Irwin, George Simpson, Donald Smith, and Pierre-Jean De Smet. Contents : 1. The Stone Boilers. 2. A Great Canadian Diarist. 3. The Map Maker. 4. An Emperor Rode in the Rockies. 5. Black Gown. 6. The Palette of Paul Kane. 7. Pot Luck. 8. Plant Hunters. 9. Trail Blazer. 10. Rainbow Trail. 11. Pioneer Days in the Foothills. 12. Silver City. 13. Old as the Hills. 14. Father Pat. 15. Alpine Ups and Downs. 16. Dirty Work at the Crossroads. 17. Stone Dead. 18. The Big Hill. 19. Guiding Stars. 20. A Warden of the Selkirks. 21. Burden Bearers. 22. Bow Bells. 23.Yee Chow, Herbalist. 24. "What's Cooking?" 25. Gathering of the Clans. 26. Royalty in the Rockies. Yellowing to edges, else very good in edgeworn and chipped, price-clipped dustjacket. Signed by the author. 35.00


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