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Steel of Empire : The Romantic History of the Canadian Pacific, the Northwest Passage of Today

By Gibbon, John Murray

Toronto , Canada: McClelland and Srewart Limited, 1935. 423pp.N.B. Head and tail of spine rubbed. Slight scratch to rear board. . First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$12.77

Backroads of Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands
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Backroads of Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands

By Joan Donaldson-Yarmey

Lone Pine Publishing (CA), 1998. Paperback. Very Good/No d/j as Published. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$12.77

Endangered Spaces: The Future for Canadas Wilderness
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Endangered Spaces: The Future for Canadas Wilderness

By Hummel, Monte

Toronto, ON, Canada: Key Porter Books, 1989. 288pp.. Cloth. Very Good/Very Good/Price Clipped. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$12.77

The Canadian Men and Women of the Time: A Hand-Book of Canadian Biography of Living Characters

By Morgan, Henry James

Toronto: William Briggs , 1912. N.B. No Dust Jacket. Rubbing to head and tail of spine. Boards and spine a little darkened/faded. Heavy discolouration to spine. Split along inside edge of front paste down and rear paste down. Corners of boards a little rubbed. . Second Edition. Cloth. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$31.93

Here Be Dragons: Telling Tales of People, Passion and Power
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Here Be Dragons: Telling Tales of People, Passion and Power

By Newman, Peter C.

Canada: Douglas Gibson, 2005. First Paperback Edition. Paperback. Very Good/No d/j as Published. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$19.16

Cumbria to Canada

By Park Benson, Thomas

Cumbria: Printed By the Reminder Printing Company of Ulverston, 1990. N.B. previous owners inscription to ffep, possilbly that of the author. Address label residue to inside front cover. fading to spine. light rubbing to edges and corners of covers. 118pp.. Card Covers. Very Good/No d/j as Published. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$6.39

Raincoast Chronicles Fourth Five: No. IV: Stories and History of the BC Coast
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Raincoast Chronicles Fourth Five: No. IV: Stories and History of the BC Coast

By Edited By White, Howard

British Columbia: Harbour Publishing, 2005. By far the largest of the collections "Raincoast Chronicles Fourth Five" collects the complete "Raincoast Chronicles" 16, 17, 18, 19, and 20 and is living proof that some things just keep getting better. Containing 32 inimitable stories, from poems and articles, the volume expounds on such diverse matters as supernatural deer, the cannery village of Ceepeecee, fishing-fleet superstitions and the coveted recipe for donkey boiler coffee. Writers include coast favourites Howard White, Doreen Armitage, Tom Henry, Dick Hammond, Vickie Jensen and Bus Griffiths. As a bonus, this collection includes two longer features: one on the history of Telegraph Cove, BC, by Pat Wastell Norris and one on the frontier women of BC by Stephen Hume. The book is illustrated in characteristically extravagant fashion with drawings and archival photos.420pp.. Reprint. Cloth. New/New. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Heavy Item Postage Quote.

$25.55

Lethbridge : A Centennial History

By Johnston, Alex; Den Otter, Andy

Lethbridge: Thecity of Lethbridge , 1985. First Edition. Cloth. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$19.16

The Journey from Tollgate to Parkway : African Canadians in Hamilton
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The Journey from Tollgate to Parkway : African Canadians in Hamilton

By Shadd, Adrienne

Toronto: Natural Heritage Books, 2010. When the Lincoln Alexander Parkway was named, it was a triumph not only for this distinguished Canadian but for all African Canadians. This book looks at the history of blacks in the Ancaster-Burlington-Hamilton area, their long struggle for justice and equality in education and opportunity, and their achievements, presented in a fascinating and meticulously researched historical narrative. Although popular wisdom suggests that blacks first came via the Underground Railroad, the possibility that slaves owned by early settlers were part of the initial community, then known as the 'Head of the Lake', is explored. Adrienne Shadd's original research offers new insights into urban black history, filling in gaps on the background of families and individuals who are very much part of the history of this region, while also exploding stereotypes, such as that of the uneducated, low-income early black Hamiltonian. 374pp.. Paperback. Like New/No d/j as Published. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$12.77

Covering Niagara : Studies in Local Popular Culture
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Covering Niagara : Studies in Local Popular Culture

By Nicks, Joan; Grant, Barry Keith

Ontario: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2010. This book closely examines some of the myriad forms of popular culture in the Niagara region of Canada. Essays consider common assumptions and definitions of what popular culture is and seek to determine whether broad theories of popular culture can explain or make sense of localised instances of popular culture and the cultural experiences of people in their daily lives. Among the many topics covered are local bicycle parades and war memorials, cooking and wine culture, radio and movie-going, music stores and music scenes, tourist sites, and blackface minstrel shows. The authors approach their subjects from a variety of critical and historical perspectives and employ a range of methodologies that includes cultural studies, textual analysis, archival research, and participant interviews. Altogether, the book provides a richly diverse mapping of the popular culture of a particular area of Canada and demonstrates the complexities of everyday culture. 376pp.. Paperback. New/No d/j as Published. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$15.97

A Border of Beauty: : Arthur Lismer's Pen and Pencil

By Lismer Bridges, Marjorie

Toronto: Red Rock Publishing Co. Limited , 1977. N.B. Previous owners inscription to ffep. Slight chipping to head of D/J spine. Slight fading to D/J. 156pp.. First Printing. Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$19.16

A Social History of Canada

By Woodcock, George

Canada: Penguin Books, 1989. One of Canada's most respected historians and critics provides a social history of Canada from the native people through the "primary exploiters", who include fishermen, fur traders, miners, soldiers and settlers, through World War I and II to the Quebec and Canada of today.423pp.Slight darkening to pages, some fading to covers.Previous owner's signature on ffep.. Paperback. Good/No d/j as Published. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$9.58

Far West : the Story of British Columbia

By Francis, Daniel

BC, Canada: Harbour Publishing, 2006. British Columbia's colourful story has been told many times, but until now no one has attempted to relate the chronicle specifically for young readers. From the gold rush to the Gumboot Navy and from 'bride ships' to WAC, Bennett, BC history comes alive in this highly illustrated and vivid account by award-winning writer and historian Daniel Francis. Starting with the story of BC's aboriginal people and their lives prior to the arrival of the Europeans, "Far West" recounts first contact with early explorers such as Captain James Cook and Captain George Vancouver and the changes the fur trade brought to the 'New World'. Francis then describes how BC was born, starting with the gold rush and Confederation eras, going through to modern times and speculating on BC's future. This title is richly illustrated with archival photos, colourful paintings, maps and original illustrations. 175pp.. Paperback. New/No d/j as Published. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$14.69

The Sleighs of My Childhood Les Traineaux De Mon Enfance

By Italiano, Carlo

Montreal: Tundra Books, 1974. Two one inch closed tears to rear d/j,some rubbing to d/j edges.Previous owner's name on front pastedown.Signed by author/artist on half title page.. Signed by Author. Signed First Edition. Cloth. Fine/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$12.77

E.J. Looking Back : Montreal Society from the Fifties to the Eighties

By Gordon, E. J

Montreal, Canada: Price-Patterson, Limited, 1993. N.B. Corners slightly rubbed. Tiny split to base of spine. Inscribed by author on title page. 163pp.. Signed Copy. Paperback. Very Good/No d/j as Published. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$7.66

Louisbourg : From Its Foundations to Its Fall 1713-1758

By McLennan, J.S

Nova Scocia, Canada : Fortress Press, 1969. N.B. Corners and edges rubbed. Creases to top corners of covers. Previous owners inscription on half title page. 328pp.. Third Edition. Paperback. Good/No d/j as Published. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$19.16

Free Spirit: Stories of You, Me and BC

By Truscott, Gerald

Victoria: Royal BC Museum, 2008. This title includes a book and a DVD. Highlighted by brilliant photographs, the colourful stories of British Columbia's history leap off the pages of this beautiful book. BC became a colony in 1858, and this book celebrates its 150 years with a selection of vignettes about objects from our collective past and the people intimately involved with them. This entertaining book captures the essence of British Columbia and the diversity of its people and landscapes. Among the stories are, a dozen selections from the People History Project: personal stories and short family histories from around the province. This book also includes "Evergreen Playland", a DVD of BC tourism travelogues from the 1950s and 1960s. 170pp.. First Edition. Paperback. New/No d/j as Published. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$22.99

Exploring the Interior Country Roads of British Columbia
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Exploring the Interior Country Roads of British Columbia

By Bryan, Liz

BC, Canada: Heritage House, 2008. Liz Bryan explores and celebrates the amazing landscapes of British Columbia and traces the early history of this, Canada's western-most province. Through 18 picturesque country journeys, mostly in the Interior between the Rockies and the Coast Mountains, she takes readers through some of the most diverse and beautiful scenery in the country. British Columbia has everything: forests, rivers, lakes, grasslands, alpine peaks, sagebrush plateaus, desert valleys and badlands.This diversity can be explained in part by the province's remarkable geological history: it is not one land, but several, formed over time by unstoppable tectonic forces and modified by volcanic activity and glacial ice. In this title, much of the human history of the province, which closely follows the patterns of its geology, can be discovered along the network of roads stitching the province together. In this book, traces of the Native peoples' ancestral presence are found, along with those of the fur traders, explorers, gold miners, ranchers and homesteaders who settled here. This book offers an invitation to celebrate British Columbus' scenic heartland. Driving instructions and maps complement the text, and Bryan's colour photographs demonstrate the spectacular beauty of British Columbia. 190pp.. First Edition. Paperback. New/No d/j as Published. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$15.97

Country Roads of Alberta: Exploring the Routes Less Travelled

By Bryan, Liz

BC,Canada: Heritage House, 2007. Experience history and the outdoors in "Country Roads of Alberta", an intriguing new photographic guidebook that takes you to places you've never been before. Alberta's scenery is as diverse as its topography. Fringed along its western edge by high mountains, the land descends through foothills to stretch into undulating plains sculpted by ancient ice into ridges, hills and deep coulees. Under the changing light of the prairie sky, the rolling landscape reveals tipi rings and medicine wheels - remnants of the first people to call this land home - as well as marks of later civilisation: homesteads, old barns, churches and the graveyards of the first immigrants.Antelope, wild goats, moose, beaver, prairie dogs and birds are among the bountiful wildlife that flourish here. In "Country Roads of Alberta", Liz Bryan guides readers along the back roads of this beautiful landscape. In addition to driving directions and maps, Bryan includes snippets of archaeology, history, geology and other interesting information. The heart of her book, though, is in her magnificent, full-colour photos that celebrate Alberta's many landscapes - some still wild, and all most beautiful. 160pp.. First Edition. Paperback. Like New/No d/j as Published. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$15.97

The Story of Dunbar : Voices of a Vancouver Neighbourhood

By Edited By Schofield, Peggy

Vancouver, BC, Canada: Ronsdale Press, 2007. This work draws on interviews with more than 350 local residents, including both recent arrivals and descendants of pioneers. Their personal accounts are woven together with information from diaries and other records in the City of Vancouver Archives and carefully chosen published sources to form twelve chapters that explore different aspects of community life. The arts, churches and schools, how people shopped and how they got around, where they lived and relaxed are all described. Read about how this "streetcar suburb" developed from forest and farmland, how it was impacted by world events, and what made it both typical and unique. This is a story of the past century - from the settlement of the West to the development of a modern world-class city - brought to life through the experiences of people living in the neighbourhood of Dunbar. It is a reminder that history occurs in the streets of quiet out-of-the-way neighbourhoods as surely as on battlefields and in corporate boardrooms. 441pp.. ISBN: 9781553800408. Paperback. New/No d/j as Published. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Heavy Item Postage Quote. VANCOUVER (B.C.)_HISTORY CANADA. Catalogs: CANADA.

$19.16

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