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The Invasion of Canada 1812-1813, Berton, Pierre
1 The Invasion of Canada 1812-1813
Berton, Pierre
Little, Brown 1980 0316092169 / 9780316092166 First Hardcover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First American Edition in original dust jacket. Clean ivory boards with orange cloth spine, gold lettering on spine; blind-stamped decoration on cover. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean illustrated endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated with maps by Geoffrey Matthews. 363 pages with index. Dust jacket has very shallow chipping at top and bottom spine ends (under 1/8"), price clip at upper corner of front inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. To a small number of American leaders in the summer of 1812, the invasion and annexation of Canada seemed to be, as Thomas Jefferson confidently predicted, "a mere matter of marching." Yet two years later when this "War of 1812" was abandoned on the bloody banks of the River Raisin, the only Americans left on Canadian soil were prisoners of war, three entire American armies had been forced to surrender (one without every having fired a shot), and the British suddenly controlled all of Michigan as well as most of present-day Indiana and Ohio. In this vivid account of the war's first year and of the events leading up to it, Pierre Berton rescues a half-forgotten chapter from the story of Canadian-American relations and turns it into an engrossing, historically accurate narrative that reads like a fast-paced novel. Drawing on personal memoirs, soldiers' diaries, and official dispatches, berton portrays all sides of the men who fought the war. 026752

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These English, Braden, Bernard
2 These English
Braden, Bernard
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1948 First Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Jacket John A. Hall, Illustrator 
First Canadian Edition in original dust jacket. Very clean rose red cloth boards with black title box, bright gold lettering on spine. Top and bottom spine edges very lightly bumped, no fraying, fading or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. 240 pgs. with illustrations by John A. Hall. Clean dustjacket has very shallow chipping at top and bottom spine edge, short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. An adaptation of Bernard Braden's C.B.C. programs of similar title, and was the result of thousands of requests from radio listeners tha these broadcasts be put in permanent form. Mr. Braden visited England in the summer of 1947 where he obtained interviews with people prominent in the political, economic and social reconstruction of England. 5-1/2" x 8". Great Britain. 016961

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Away to Cape Breton, Brinley, Gordon
3 Away to Cape Breton
Brinley, Gordon
New York Dodd Mead 1936 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Putnam Brinley, Illustrator 
Clean red cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or fraying. Slight fading at top and bottom spine edges. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean map-illustrated endpapers; tasteful previous owner bookplate on back side of front free endpaper. 266 pages. Color frontis illustration, plus illustrations throughout by Putnam Brinley. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has a few small shallow chips at top and bottom of spine edge, a few tiny closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. An exploration of Cape Breton Island, that fascinating bit of land flung far out into the Atlantic off the northeastern end of Nova Scotia, by the author of "Away to the Gaspe." 8vo. Nova Scotia. 013837

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Maps & Dreams, Brody, Hugh
4 Maps & Dreams
Brody, Hugh
New York Pantheon 1982 0-394-52104-8 / 9780394521046 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Clean beige boards with brown cloth spine, dark brown lettering on cover, gold lettering on spine. Very little wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. No names, writing or bookplates. Small remainder mark to top page edges. 297 pgs. with index. Illustrated with maps. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, no chips, very light edgewear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Eighteen-month journey into the Canadian sub-arctic, exploring the culture of the native people as well as the geography. 8 vo.. Adventure. 007860

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West to the Setting Sun, Chalmers, Harvey
5 West to the Setting Sun
Chalmers, Harvey
Toronto The MacMillan Co. 1946 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket Signed
Very clean blue cloth boards with gold illustration on cover, gold lettering on spine. Very slight wear to one corner of spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, clean endpapers with maps. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page. No names, writing or marks. 363 pgs. with notes and chronilogical list of events. The story of Mohawk Indian leader Joseph Brant, and the early Canadian/American frontier. 8vo. Historical Novel. 010769

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The Ouananiche and its Canadian Environment, Chambers, E. T. D.
6 The Ouananiche and its Canadian Environment
Chambers, E. T. D.
New York Harper & Brothers 1896 First Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
Decorated American trade binding, first edition. Green cloth boards with darker green, red and silver fish decoration on cover, fishing hook and fly design on spine, stamped gold lettering. Very slight browning to spine. Slight surface wear to spine corners, no fraying or wear-through. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean with gilt top page edges. Small previous owner name and date neatly penned on front free endpaper. Fifteen illustrations, including frontispiece with tissue guard. Decorated title page. Preface by the author. 357 pages with index. An extended investigation of the Ouananiche (a salmon of landlocked populations living in lakes in Labrador and Newfoundland). 025433

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A Bride Goes North, Comfort, Marie A.
7 A Bride Goes North
Comfort, Marie A.
New York Carlton Press 1970 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Signed
First Edition, signed by author, in original unclipped jacket. Clean toast brown cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Inscribed and signed on front free endpaper by author: "To my good friend - Marie A. Comfort." Illustrations by Ruth Nincehelser. 154 pages. Clean jacket is not price clipped (3.50 on front inside flap), very small shallow chips at upper spine edge, a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The story of Margaret and Merritt Comfort who set off on a cold November day in 1895 on their way as home missionaries to the pioneer families in the Parry Sound district of Northern Canada, as told by their daughter. 022401

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A Gentleman of Courage, Curwood, James Oliver
8 A Gentleman of Courage
Curwood, James Oliver
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1924 Reprint Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Grosset & Dunlap edition in beautiful illustrated jacket. Clean unfaded red cloth boards with black lettering and line border on cover, black lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Illustrated by Robert W. Stewart. 342 pages. Clean dust jacket has small corner chips, slight wear to rear spine fold. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A novel of love and adventure in the wilderness of Five Fingers, a French Canadian pioneer village on Lake Superior in the 1890's. 021389

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The River's End - A New Story of God's Country, Curwood, James Oliver
9 The River's End - A New Story of God's Country
Curwood, James Oliver
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1919 Reprint Hardcover Very Good+ Fair Jacket 
Grosset & Dunlap edition in tattered dust jacket. Very clean red cloth boards with black title box on cover, black lettering on spine. No fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Brief previous owner inscription in light pencil neatly written on front free endpaper with date (1924). Four illustrations by Dean Cornwell. 303 pages. Illustrated jacket is clean, slightly age-toned, missing large piece at base of spine, has corner and edge wear. Story of adventure and romance with the Royal Mounted Police of Canada. 026623

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The Habitant, Drummond, William Henry
10 The Habitant
Drummond, William Henry
New York / London G. P. Putnam's 1897 First Hardcover Very Good No Dust jacket Frederick Simpson Coburn, Illustrator 
Clean green clothboards with unchipped gold lettering and gold portrait of a pipe-smoking man on cover, gold lettering on spine (somewhat dimmed). Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Some fraying to top and bottom spine edges. Pages and edges are clean; tasteful previous owner bookplate on front free endpaper which has caused some browning to preliminaries from offset reaction. Frontis illustration with clean tissue guard. Illustrations by Frederick Simpson Coburn; Introduction by Louis Frechette. 137 pp. 020741

Price: 25.00 USD
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11 50 Years of Adventure and Progress in Canadian Skies
Ellis, Frank H.
Toronto The Ryerson Press 1959 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean sky blue cloth boards with red lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. 230 pgs. with index. Illustrated with photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, with a few tiny short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Clean gift-quality book. 8vo. Aviation. 009023

Price: 30.00 USD
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Prairie Women: Images In American And Canadian Fiction, Fairbanks, Carol
12 Prairie Women: Images In American And Canadian Fiction
Fairbanks, Carol
New Haven and London Yale University Press 1986 0300033745 / 9780300033748 First Hardcover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, First printing in clean original dust jacket. Clean unfaded green cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated with photographs, drawings. 300 pages with index. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, has slight wear at top spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. This book is based on an examination of over 100 works from the frontier era to the present, all written by American and Canadian women who lived long periods of their lives on the prairies. The works provide new insights into women's roles on the frontier, their ordeals, and the factors behind their decisions to stay on prairie farms and in prairie towns. 025474

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13 Boughs Bend Over
French, Maida Parlow
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1943 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Canadian in original dust jacket. Very clean green cloth boards with red lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. Clean dustjacket has light chipping at top and bottom of spine, small closed edge tears (1/2" and under). Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. An epic story of an early Canadian settlement. 007634

Price: 10.00 USD
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Check to the King, Gerard, Morice
14 Check to the King
Gerard, Morice
Toronto Copp Clark Co. 1907 First Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
Clean decorated binding - unfaded moss green cloth boards with red, white and black musketeer with sword on cover, black and red lettering on cover, unchipped gold stamped lettering on spine. No fraying or wear to cloth, no wear to decoration. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with blank endpapers (slight browning to endpapers, and to text pages). Christmas 1907 inscription in light pencil on front free endpaper. 306 pages. 025657

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Maria Chapdelaine, Hemon, Louis
15 Maria Chapdelaine
Hemon, Louis
Toronto The MacMillan Co. Of Canada Ltd. 1938 Re-issue Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Jacket Thoreau MacDonald, Illustrator 
Translated by W. H. Blake. Very clean brown cloth boards with small gold illustration on front and gold lettering on spine. Clean brown endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Binding is tight and square, pages are clean and bright. 174 pgs. Illustrated with woodcuts by Thoreau MacDonald. Historical introduction by Hugh Eayrs. Minimal edge wear to dustjacket with two very small closed edge tears and light soiling. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover.Fiction. 014136

Price: 25.00 USD
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Gift of Wings: An Aerial Celebration of Canada, Hiebert, Carl
16 Gift of Wings: An Aerial Celebration of Canada
Hiebert, Carl
Erin, Ontario, Canada Boston Mills Press 1995 155046129X / 9781550461299 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket Signed
Third Edition, SIGNED by the author, in clean unchipped slipcase. As new condition. Clean unfaded blue boards with bright gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean deep blue endpapers. Signed by the author on half-title page: "Carl E. Hiebert.' No other writing or marks. Gorgeous full color photographs throughout taken over Canada from the air. 179 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped; enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. An amazing book written and photographed by an amazing man, Carl Hiebert, who after traveling the world and indulging his passion for adventure sports, from scuba-diving to sky-diving, was suddenly made a paraplegic by a freak hang-gliding accident. After two months in recovery and two weeks in rehabilitation, he place a GONE FISHING sign on his hospital door and, with the help of a friend, made his way to a farmer's field where a single-seat ultralight aircraft was waiting. Within two years of his accident, he opened a flight school and became Canada's first paraplegic ultralight flight instructor. In 1986 he became the first Canadian to fly across Canada in an ultralight. Hi epic two-month, 5,000 flight concluded at Expo '86 in Vancouver and raised over $100,000 for the Canadian Paraplegic Association. A truly inspirational tale of human potential. 027291

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Canada's Classic Fishing Lodges, John,St. Louis;Townley, John
17 Canada's Classic Fishing Lodges
John,St. Louis;Townley, John
Erin, Ontario, Canada Boston Mills Press 2003 1550463969 / 9781550463965 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean book and dust jacket. Midnight blue cloth boards with silver lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean yellow endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Beautifully illustrated with full-color photographs. 160 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, unclipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Lovely book about fishing lodges in Canada, portrayed in essays and photographs, including sport fishing, recreation, lodgings, fishing guides, and their great outdoor environment. 027788

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Wild Voyageur - Story of a Canada Goose, Jones, Adrienne
18 Wild Voyageur - Story of a Canada Goose
Jones, Adrienne
London Macmillan 1968 First Hardcover Fine Near Fine Jacket Lois Darling, Illustrator 
First British Edition (so stated) in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean unfaded blue cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated by Lois Darling. 174 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped; slightest hint of browning to spine. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The life history of a gander, Chen, so named by the eskimo girl Mooshnuk, who defies her tribe's code in concealing the whereabouts of the wounded bird even though she knew it meant depriving the family of food. A story of natural history, evoking the wild skies, the dangerous barrens, the predators - including man - which surround these magnificent birds. 024730

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The Golden Dog - A Romance of Old Quebec, Kirby, William
19 The Golden Dog - A Romance of Old Quebec
Kirby, William
Toronto The Musson Book Company, Ltd. 1925 Later Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Clean hardcover book in unclipped dust jacket. Clean green cloth boards with stamped gold lettering and small gold design on cover and spine. No fraying or fading. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean map-illustrated endpapers; previous owner name neatly penned on back side of frontispiece illustration. Illustrated by C. W. Jefferys. 580 pages. Clean illustrated dust jacket is not price clipped (2.00 on front inside flap), has some edge/corner wear wear and short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Story begins in 1748 when Canada was still French. The scene is laid in the historic city of Quebec, and it pictures with all the glowing romance of the 18th century the life, the haunts, the secrets of that high-built wonder city in a thrilling story of the days of New France. First published in 1877, The Golden Dog led the way in Canadian historical romance and opened the eyes of later Canadian novelists to the wealth of material that lay in the unknown and almost forgotten Canadian past. 027396

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The Second Scroll, Klein, A. M.
20 The Second Scroll
Klein, A. M.
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1951 First Hardcover Near Fine Good Jacket 
Stated First Edition in original unclipped dust jacket. Clean black and white decorated boards with bright orange spine, cream title box with black lettering on spine. Hint of very slight surface wear to spine corners. No fraying or fading. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean blank endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 198 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (2.75 on front inside flap), has considerable edge and corner chipping. Enclosed in enw archival quality removable mylar cover. An exciting novel set in Canada, Italy, Morocco, and Israel. Central character is a young Canadian journalist in search of his ever vanishing Uncle Melech, whom he all but catches up with in Rome and at the Vatican, in the ghetto of Casablanca, and in the environs of Jerusalem. Dealing with this search and all its implications, the author has employed an almost Joycean richness of allusion, liturgy, and pun. The result is a short, rich, fascinating an unique book of enormous suggestiveness and literary power. 025167

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