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THE CHILDREN OF AATAENTSIC I A History of the Huron People to 1660, Volume  One
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THE CHILDREN OF AATAENTSIC I A History of the Huron People to 1660, Volume One

By Trigger, Bruce G.

Montreal & London: McGill-Queen's University Press. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1976. First Edition. Hardcover. 0773502394 . Please Note: Volume One Only, NO dustjacket. Brown cloth hardcover in very good condition. 453 pages, 1st edition. Cover has some bumping at corners, light age tanning to edges, a bit moreso to spine and minimal soiling, a little ink rubbing on spine. Flaps from missing dustjacket have been taped inside front endpages. Pages are clean and intact, with no markings, minor age tanning to page edges, very light soiling outer edge of pages. B/w illustrations. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 453 pages; Trigger's work integrates insights from archaeology, history, ethnology, linguistics, and geography. This wide knowledge allows him to show that, far from being a static prehistoric society quickly torn apart by European contact and the fur trade, almost every facet of Iroquoian culture had undergone significant change in the centuries preceding European contact. He argues convincingly that the European impact upon native cultures cannot be correctly assessed unless the nature and extent of precontact change is understood. His study not only stands Euro-American stereotypes and fictions on their heads, but forcefully and consistently interprets European and Indian actions, thoughts, and motives from the perspective of the Huron culture. The Children of Aataentsic revises widely accepted interpretations of Indian behaviour and challenges cherished myths about the actions of some celebrated Europeans during the "heroic age" of Canadian history. In a new preface, Trigger describes and evaluates contemporary controversies over the ethnohistory of eastern Canada. (1312,5-18) .

$55.00

It Could Have Been Worse, The Autobiography of a Pioneer

By Peggy Holmes; Aided and Abetted by Joy Roberts

Toronto: Totem Books. Good. 1983. First Edition. Softcover. 0002168553 . Totem Books, 1983, paperback edition. Very good interior, with good-minus cover. Pages are clean and intact, with no markings. Age tanning to pages and inside covers. B/w photos. Cover has scuffing, several creases, small amount of price sticker residue, and moderate edge and corner wear. In 1919 young Peggy Holmes arrived in Canada with one of the first contingents of World War I brides, bound for Northern Alberta to homestead in the bush country near St. Lima. Pioneering in the Canadian wilderness was far removed from the comfortable existence Peggy had known growing up in Kingston-upon-Hull, England, but she brought to it all the joy of living that still characterizes her today at 82 (when the book was written)..... (125os,0415) ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 190 pages .

$9.50

Gandhi, His Life and Message for the World

By Louis Fischer

New York: NAL. Very Good. 1954. Paperback. 0451621425 . 1954 copyright, later printing. Pages feel tight and unread, no markings. Cover has light wear to edges /corners and and light creasing ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 189 pages .

$3.25

Fabulous Farmer, the Story of Walter Knott and His Berry Farm

By Holmes, Roger and Paul Bailey

Los Angeles, CA: Westernlore Publishers. Good+. 1956. First Edition. Hardcover. Hardcover with illustrated boards, no jacket as issued. First edition 1956. Cover has light corner bumping, light edgewear , small tears to spine bottom and light ink rubbing. Chip from top of spine has been neatly taped. Pages are all intact and clean other than several pages have small amounts of underlining in pen. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; From a Reviewer: "Memories of Walter Knott.......Having worked at Knott's Berry Farm in the early 1970's, I feel very fortunate to have met Walter Knott. I often saw him early on Sunday mornings before the park opened when I was going to work in Ghost Town and he was walking from his home (at Knott's) to the little church by the lake. He was always very friendly and always said hello to any employees who passed by. This book was the first of several books to be written about the entrepreneurial man who founded Knott's Berry Farm in the 1940's after starting to grow berries in a very rural Buena Park, California in 1920. He developed Knott's Berry Farm as the first "theme park" in the United States by bringing in old buildings from various abandoned gold mining towns to form "Ghost Town" as an attraction for visitors who were waiting to have Mrs. Knott's famous Chicken Dinner. This was his way of paying tribute to the pioneering spirit of his ancestors who travelled west in covered wagons. The story of Walter Knott is an inspirational one for anyone, but particularly for those with an entrepreneurial spirit. He never gave up, despite many hardships and set-backs. This is also a wonderful book for anyone interested in the history and development of Orange County up to 1956 when the book was published. Highly recommended! " (375noto,713) .

$45.00

Butter Down the Well - Reflections of a Canadian Childhood

By Collins, Robert

SK: Western Producer Prairie Books. Very Good. 1985. Second Printing. Softcover. Western Producer, 2nd printing 1985. Very good condition. Pages clean and unmarked other than small gift inscription first endpage and one page with two small edge tears, light age tanning to pages. Cover has light scuffing and slight wear at corners. ; 8vo .

$4.95

Law and Order - Being the Official Reports to Parliament of the Activities of the Royal North-West Mounted Police Force

By The Commissioners Of The Royal North-West Mounted Police

Coles Publishing. Good in Good dust jacket. 1973. Hardcover. Coles 1973 Hardover edition. Facsimile of the 1886-1887 originals. Ex-library book, still in quite good condition - laminated cover and usual ex-lib type of markings. Pages all intact, occasional light soiling to pages, light soiling outer edge of pages. Appears dustjacket was laminated twice and the original laminate was somewhat loose around edges, so this can still be noticed. Light wear at jacket corners and light scuffing to jacket, otherwise good. These illuminating reports are an invaluable source of historical information concerning the force's work in guiding the progress of civilization in the early West. (695,0211) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

$14.95

The Remarkable World of Frances Barkley, 1769-1845
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The Remarkable World of Frances Barkley, 1769-1845

By Hill, Beth & Cathy Converse

TouchWood Editions. Very Good+. 2003. First Edition. Softcover. 1894898087 . Ex-library book, but still in great condition - laminated cover and usual ex-lib type of markings. Pages clean and intact, cover has a little scuffing and slight wear to edges. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 224 pages; Frances Barkley was the first European woman to set foot on the west coast of Canada. She was just 17 when, in 1786, she left England to embark on an adventurous, round-the-world voyage that was to last eight years. Her husband, Captain Charles William Barkley, was a merchant trader, taking European goods on the long and dangerous trip to exotic ports in the Far East. He sailed his Imperial Eagle into the land of Chief Maquinna to trade with coastal natives and gain wealth transporting sea-otter skins across the Pacific Ocean from Vancouver Island to China. After a sheltered upbringing, Frances found herself in a wider world, helping her husband in his business, meeting strange and foreign peoples, giving birth to her children, surviving the tragedy of their deaths, and, through it all, observing her astonishing situation with wisdom and wit. Barkley Sound, Imperial Eagle Channel, and several other place names on Vancouver Island are lasting memorials of the visits of this intrepid couple. The coastal ship Frances Barkley, which today carries freight and passengers across the waters first seen by Frances over 200 years ago, is also a tribute to a young woman of openness and courage. (320noto? ) .

$5.50

Fallen Empires,   Lost Theatres of Edmonton 1881-1914
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Fallen Empires, Lost Theatres of Edmonton 1881-1914

By Orrell, John

Edmonton, AB: Newest Publishers. Very Good+. 2007. First Edition. Softcover. 1897126166 . Ex-library book, but still in great condition. Sturdy laminated cover and usual ex-lib type of markings. Pages clean and intact - overall wear is very light. ; Landmark Editions; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 174 pages; Fallen Empires—part of NeWest Press’s Landmark Edition Series—traces the development of Edmonton’ s theatre scene from its humble beginnings in meeting halls in 1881 to the flourishing theatre scene of 1914, where live drama and vaudeville acts were in high demand. Author John Orrell describes in exquisite detail the construction and appearance of these early theatres, as well as the performances which took place there, and the reaction of theatre reviewers. Fallen Empires charts the rise and fall of great theatres such as the Pantages and the second Empire Theatre, as well as lesser known ones, like Robertson Hall and Thistle Arena, which were no less key to the development of Edmonton’s arts culture. Orrell describes the fates of these early theatres, many of which were destroyed by fire or pulled down to make way for cinema houses. The only book of its kind, Fallen Empires brings Edmonton’s past theatres to life—preserving a vital part of Edmonton’s history. This new edition has an introduction by Diane Bessai, and an updated biography by Wendy Orrell. (280osl) .

$9.95

The Mad Trapper of Rat River

By North, Dick

Macmillan of Canada. Very Good in Good dust jacket. 1972. Hardcover. 0770508960 . Hardcover/dustjacket - near fine/good. Edition not stated. Hardcover is clean and unmarked other than previous owner's name stamp on title page. Slight wear to corners/spine ends of hardcover. Jacket has age tanning, several small edge tears and light soiling, not clipped. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 144 pages; Review: "It was a bitterly cold December 26, 1931 when four members of the RCMP approached the small cabin of a mysterious trapper named Albert Johnson. There sole intent was to question Johnson about a complaint made by a neighbouring trapper concerning traps that had been tampered with. But without a word, the trapper fired upon the constables, injuring one. Shortly thereafter, Johnson had disappeared into the bush, thus instigating an epic manhunt that would last close to fifty days, and span some 150 miles. ....." (375osl) .

$24.95

THE MOLSONS Their Lives and Times, 1780-2000
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THE MOLSONS Their Lives and Times, 1780-2000

By Molson, Karen

Firefly Books. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 2001. First Edition. Hardcover. 1552094189 . Excellent condition. HC/DJ - fine/near fine. Hardcover clean and unmarked. Jacket has light scuffing and a little edge crinkling, one light crease on bottom edge, no tears. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 384 pages; This is the true story of a remarkable family as told by a direct descendant of John Molson. Through generations, we follow their saga. We see the Molsons cope with change and opportunity in business, and we watch them deal with personal triumphs, private tragedies, and the everyday aspects of life. The first Molson arrived in Montreal in 1782 from England, with little money but a single-minded ambition. Working hard, with a belief in the future of his adopted land, John Molson established a small brewery in Montreal and put his heart and soul into the business. Over the next 200 years the Molsons expanded the brewery again and again. The founder's drive and ability was passed on to his sons, grandsons, and future generations. The family established a bank and a steamship line, recognizing that as the young country grew, opportunities would grow with it. They became a major force in politics, sports (the Montreal Canadiens hockey team) , and philanthropy. And they witnessed history, both through privileged eyes and as everyday participants. They were involved in the young nation's achievements, and in its rebellions, wars, and epidemics...... (*Note - due to heavy weight, extra shipping may apply) [1070] .

$19.95

BELL OF AFRICA The Greatest Elephant Hunter of Them All
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BELL OF AFRICA The Greatest Elephant Hunter of Them All

By Walter D. M. Bell

Suffolk, U. K.: Neville Spearman. Near Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1983. Third Printing. Hardcover. 0854351353 . Neville Spearman, U. K. 1983, third impression of 1960 original. HC/DJ - near fine/fine. Clear protective lined sleeve on dustjacket. Jacket underneath is in excellent condition, clean with no visible tears, light age tanning to edges, front flap clipped, a little crinkling to top corners. Protective sleeve has some scuffing. Hardcover is clean with some bumping to spine ends and corners, very light soiling outer edge of pages, slight forward cock to spine. Interior is unmarked other than a previous owner's address stamp (quite small) in three different locations within book. Light age tanning to page edges. Includes an appendix on rifles and shooting. The story of Karamojo Bell, the greatest of the old professional elephant hunters, who penetrated alone into wild regions where he was the first and only white man.....; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 252 pages; It is a fine tribute to a courageous man whose life has been told in part only in his earlier best-selling book, The Wanderings of an Elephant Hunter. [725] .

$115.00

PRINCE NAPOLEON IN AMERICA, 1861 Letters from His Aide-De-Camp
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PRINCE NAPOLEON IN AMERICA, 1861 Letters from His Aide-De-Camp

By Pisani, Lieutenant-Colonel Camille Ferri

London: The Galley Press. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1960. Hardcover. HC/DJ - near fine/very good. Hardcover clean, tight and unmarked other than a couple light spots outer edge of pages. Jacket has light edgewear, light soiling and several tiny edge tears, not clipped. First published in 1862 under the title, Lettres sur les Etats- Unis d'Amerique, In 1861 Prince Napoleon visited the U. S. Accompanied by his aide-de-camp, Lt. -Col. Ferri-Pisani. Ferri-Pisani, who later rose to the rank of Lt. -General, wrote this series of letters presenting a moving and spirited account of what he saw. [432-noto] ; 8vo .

$10.50

Part of My Soul

By Mandela, Winnie

Penguin. Good. 1986. First Edition. Softcover. 0140084835 . Light edgewear & light creasing to cover, small peel on back where sticker was removed. Interior pages are clean & tight except for the photo pages, 3 of which are loose and are just set into the book. No internal markings, age tanning of page edges. 164 pages plus booklists. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 176 pages; Winnie Mandela has been described as 'the mother of the black people of South Africa...the incarnation of the black spirit.' This is her moving personal story of courage and dignity, and a powerful indictment of apartheid. 8 pages of b/w photographs. [osl-160] .

$3.95

NANCY CUNARD  A Biography
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NANCY CUNARD A Biography

By Chisholm, Anne

Penguin (Non-Classics). Very Good. 1985. Softcover. 014005572x . 1985 reprint. Pages clean and intact, light age tanning to page edges. Cover has moderate edgewear, a bit moreso at corners, spine ends. Several light creases on covers and remainder mark across bottom edge of pages. "She symbolized the twenties and scandalized and thirties; like a shooting star, she was beautiful, rebellious - and doomed." b/w photos; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 512 pages .

$3.95

BROKEN PROMISES
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BROKEN PROMISES

By Tetterington, Bill

Golden West Press. Near Fine in Good dust jacket. 1973. First Edition. Hardcover. 0903965003 . Hardcover is clean and unmarked, light age tanning to endpages. Cover has some indents around edge and bumping to corners. Jacket has light soiling, scuffing and several small edge tears and chips. The author tells the story of his life-long quest for the real stories behind the cowboys, gunfighters and Indians of the American West. A fascinating collection of true stories. He calls his book Broken Promises because he feels every Agreement the white man made with the Indians was eventually broken. [600]; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 156 pages .

$17.50

VIRUNGA The Passion of Dian Fossey
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VIRUNGA The Passion of Dian Fossey

By Mowat, Farley

McClelland & Stewart. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1987. First Edition. Hardcover. 0771066775 . HC/DJ - fine/near fine. Hardcover is clean, tight and unmarked other than slight soiling outer edge of pages. Colour photos. Jacket has light scuffing, slight corner wear, price clipped on front flap and some light creasing to back flap, no tears. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 380 pages; On December 28, 1985 after eighteen years of research in the dripping rain forests of the Virunga volcanoes in central Africa, Dian Fossey was brutally murdered. Though not quite fifty-four years old, she had lived a life as remarkable and rewarding as that of any woman of our time. Dian Fossey went to Africa at the urging of famed anthropologist Dr. Louis Leakey to study one of the rarest, most mysterious animals on earth: the wild mountain gorilla. She found the great, gentle apes threatened on all sides by zoo collectors, poachers, herdsmen and scientists. Slowly, she came to understand the magnificent creatures on their own terms, to understand and admire--even to love them. She became their greatest champion--and their greatest martyr. Virunga is the startling true account of Dian Fossey's life as told by Canada's favorite wildlife writer, Farley Mowat. Based on Fossey's private correspondence, journals, camp records, personal papers and interviews with her colleagues, friends and enemies, it is the story of one woman's inexhaustible passion for life--and the creatures who share it with us. [775] .

$14.50

UNDER THE PARISH LANTERN

By Archer, Fred

Hodder & Stoughton Ltd. Good+. 1974. Softcover. 0340178647 . Pages clean and unmarked, light age tanning to interior. B/w photos. Cover has several creases, light edgewear, and small silver ink mark on spine. "An almost magical evocation of country life....in the lost England of the first World War and shortly after." --The Sunday Times (110os) ; Coronet Books; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 160 pages .

$3.50

DOCTOR FREUD

By Emil Ludwig

Manor Books. Very Good. 1973. Softcover. Clean, tight condition. Pages are unmarked, light age tanning. Cover has very light edgewear, light scuffing, creasing to spine. The master biographer's famous study of one of the most controversial sex psychologists of all time. [180-notosl] ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall .

$7.95

COME WATCH THE SUN GO HOME A Memoir of Upheaval and Revolution in China
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COME WATCH THE SUN GO HOME A Memoir of Upheaval and Revolution in China

By Chen, Chen

Marlowe & Company. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1998. First Edition. Hardcover. 1569247420 . Ex-library book with usual ex-lib type markings. Pages are clean & tight. Last page has been taped at spine. Jacket has light scuffing & light edge/corner wear. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 322 pages; "In the late 1940's, the Chen family gathered for a dusk-time ritual at their hillside home in Berkeley, California to "watch the sun go home" to their native China. Having fled persecution in Chungking during the Sino-Japanese war (1937-45) , the Chens settled briefly in Peking, then escaped to the U. S. During the intensifying civil war. Repatriated and classified as "national bourgeois", they were yet to endure the violence of the Cultural Revolution - separation, imprisonment, internal exile, and "re-education" in the "cadre schools" designed for ideological criminals. Chen Chen was labeled a counter-revolutionary, and after making disparaging remarks about Mao's wife, suffered beating, starvation and solitary confinement with her three-month-old baby. For the next seven years, she was barred from being a musician and writer and assigned to agricultural work. Come Watch the Sun Go Home powerfully evokes the viciousness and absurdity of a society in thrall to totalitarian hysteria and the manifold ironies awaiting Chen upon her "rehabilitation" and return to professional life. While taking part in an educational exchange in the United States in 1989, the author learned of the Tiananmen Square massacre. Chen's condemnation of the regime was broadcast on national television, and she has yet to return to China and her children. This defiant woman's story tells of a life spent in two worlds, one lived in the East and the other in the West; one of prosperity and privilege, one of poverty amid the vicissitudes of history. [635] .

$8.45

SILICON VALLEY, HIGH TECH Window to the Future
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SILICON VALLEY, HIGH TECH Window to the Future

By Gene Bylinski; Charles O'Rear; Lawrence Bender

Hong Kong: Interncontinental Publishing. Near Fine. 1985. First Edition. Hardcover. 9622760015 . (culled 7-15 due to age and weight) outdated I think; 4to 11" - 13" tall; (*Note - due to heavy weight, over 5 lbs. , extra postage will be required. If you'd like an exact quote, please contact us) [2400] .

$31.50

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