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City of the Rivers

Department of Industry and Commerce, Winnipeg, 1959. 4to in card covers; 56 pp. with charcoal illustrations by Wilhelm Kaufmann. Near Fine. Introductory material well-presented on the history of... [read more] | $10.00

The Past In Our Future: Shellmouth - 100 Years (1908-2008) Boulton - 125 Years (1884-2009)

Winnipeg: Jostens Canada Limited, 2008. First Edition. quarto. Pictorial Boards. Fine 336 pp.; photographs throughout; double-columned glossy paper. Family names alphabetical by surname; Table of Contents;... [read more] | $60.00

A Green & Pleasant Place: A Glimpse of Creemore & Area.

Creemore, Ontario: Purple Hills Arts & Heritage Society, 1998. Revised Edition. quarto. Pictorial Card Covers. Near Fine 238 pp.; map on verso rear cover; archival photographs throughout. A revision... [read more] | $20.00

Court House: The Norfolk County Court House, Simcoe, Ontario

Ontario: Norfolk Historical Society, Octavo. Stapled Card Covers. Fine n.d. [3] 52 [1] pp., illustrations and photographs throughout. Prepared by the 'Save Our Courthouse Committee' of the Norfolk Historical... [read more] | $20.00

North American Boundary. Part I Correspondence Relating to the Boundary between the British Possessions in North America and the United States of America under the Treaty of 1783. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty July 1840.

London: T. R. Harrison (Printer), 1840. Folio (13"). Half-Leather. Very Good + 168 pp. Ex library with only indicia being a name stamp on the front free endpaper and a paper spine label. Half-bound... [read more] | $340.00

La grande comete de 1882. Qu'est-ce que c'est? Qu'annonce-t-elle? Est-ce la fin du monde? Si elle rencontrait la Terre, qu'arriverait-il? Causerie populaire.
A.M. [Auguste Michel].

Quebec: J. N. Duquet, 1882. 16mo (16 cm). Original Wraps. Very Good. 72 pp. in sewn wraps. Known in English as the Great Comet of 1882, it became visible in the southern sky in September o 1882, and... [read more] | $65.00

Fisheries of the Pacific Northwest Coast. Volume 1: Traditional Commercial Fisheries
Bay-Hansen, C.D.

Vantage Press, New York, 1991. First Edition; Unmarked: Fine in like dustjacket. [x] + 221 pp.; Bibliography, Glossary of Japanese Fish, Shellfish and Seafood terms. Beginning with the observations... [read more] | $20.00

Quatre-vingts Ans de Souvenirs: Histoire d'une Famille
Béique, Mme. F.-L.

Montreal: Editions Bernard Valiquette, 1939. Octavo. quarter leather. Fine. Small 8vo, beautifully rebound in quarter morocco over marbled paper with the original card covers and spine bound in. 287 +... [read more] | $100.00

Henry's Journal : Covering Adventures and Experiences in the Fur Trade on the Red River, 1799-1801.
Bell, Charles Napier [ Alexander Henry ].

Fairfield, Washington: Ye Galleon Press, 1982. Small 8vo. Stapled Card Covers. Fine. A reprint of a paper, read before the Historical and Scientific Society of Manitoba in 1888, based upon the "Journal... [read more] | $15.00

Canada at War: A Speech delivered by Rt. Hon. Sir Robert Laird Borden, K.C., P.C., G.C.M.G. in New York City, November 18th, 1916
Borden, Sir Robert Laird Borden

"Nearly two years ago the First Canadian Division, composed of untried men gathered hurriedly from the ordinary avocations of life throughout our country, were put to the supreme test at Ypres. Men... [read more] | $40.00

The Great Lone Land: An Account of the Red River Expedition and Other Travels and Adventures in Western Canada
Butler, William Francis

Edmonton: Hurtig, 1973. Second Printing Thus. 8vo;. Cloth. Fine / Fine. 388 pp., including appendices; fold-out route map and illustrations. A reproduction of the original edition of 1872 published in... [read more] | $35.00

Fifty Years of Service, 1891-1941. a brief history of our company, with reproductions of early Vancouver, from original sources.
B[ritish] C[olumbia] District Telegraph and Delivery Company

Vancouver, n.d. [194?]. unpaginated [16 p.]; stapled pictorial cardcovers; 24 cm.; illust., ports., with an ‘Acknowledgement’ to Major James S. Matthews, City Archivist. [Edwards & Lort,... [read more] | $32.00

The Story of the Totem
Campbell-Johnston, Ronald Campbell

Vancouver: J.T. Pyott, 12mo (18cm). Illustrated Card Covers. Good + n.d. (but 1924); 62 pp.; yapp edges; illustrations by Amy Ellen Campbell-Johnston, with her self-attribution in the margin at the base... [read more] | $60.00

Census of the three provisional districts of the North-West Territories, 1884-5: Recensement des trois districts provisoires des Territoires du nord ouest, 1884-5.
Canada, Department of Agriculture

Ottawa: Department of Agriculture, 1886. Octavo. Cloth. Fine [xvii], 97 pp.; tables; 26 cm.; English and French text on facing pages. Of great significance for many reasons, not the least of which is its... [read more] | $130.00

La Petite Nation and the Papineaus: Background to The Seigniory Club 1674-1957.
Claxton, Brooke. [Brian Brooke Claxton, 1898-1960]

Ethel Wilson – Association Copy Ottawa: Self Published, 1957. Quarto; (11"). Cerlox bound. About Fine pp. [8] + [1]-51 pp.; Typed manuscript printed on rectos only with the exception of frontispiece... [read more] | $270.00

Exile in the Wilderness: The Biography of Chief Factor Archibald McDonald
Cole, Jean Murray

Burns & MacEachern, Don Mills, 1979. pp. [xviii] 278; map endpapers, illustrated, Manuscript Sources, Bibliography, Notes and Index. Fine/Fine From the dj: “Drawing extensively... [read more] | $29.00

Butter Down the Well. Reflections of a Canadian Childhood
Collins, Robert

Western Producer Prairie Books, Saskatoon, 1980; 149 pp. Collins’ funny, sad, poignant memoir of growing up in rural Saskatchewan is the best of its kind, as is, in the fiction genre, W. O. Mitchell’s... [read more] | $25.00

Life in Canada
Conant, Thomas

Toronto: William Briggs . 12mo (18.5 cm.). Cloth. Fine xi [i] 13-290 pp.; 27 photos and line drawings, including frontis. port., & 2 pp. ads. In maroon cloth with bright gold titles and stylized 'C';... [read more] | $55.00

Notes on Rupert's Land.
Corbett, Rev. G. O., M.D.

Toronto: Bibliographical Society of Canada, 1967. Facsimile Edition. Octavo;. Card Covers; Near Fine. This reprint is Number 8 in the facsimile series of the Bibliographical Society, and is of note not... [read more] | $15.00

Yukon: Places & Names.
Coutts, R[obert] C.

Gray’s Publishing, Sidney, B.C., 1980. Pictorial paper over boards, as issued. 294 pp. + prelims. + two double-page maps. An alphabetical listing of the historical basis for hundreds of place... [read more] | $10.00