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  • COUSINS, William James
    A HISTORY OF THE CROW'S NEST PASS

    Lethbridge, AB: The Historic Trails Society of Alberta, 1981. pp (viii), 143. Photos. Ink name on title page, VG otherwise. Written in 1952 and finally published. Canadian Rockies. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 47238
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  • NEVITT, R.B.
    A WINTER AT FORT MACLEOD. Edited by Hugh A. Dempsey

    Edition: First Edition

    Calgary: Glenbow-Alberta Institute / McClelland and Stewart West, 1974. Octavo, blue cloth, blue endpapers. Pp 134, [2] + colour and b&w reproductions of Nevitt's pictures.. Small map at front. Review copy, with slip laid in and with a small sheet of holograph notes of a reviewer. Ink owner name inside front cover, else fine. Dust jacket has creased tears at top of front panel; good. Selected letters 1874-75 from Richard Nevitt, the surgeon at Fort Macleod, the North-West Mounted Police's first Alberta headquarters.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 39227
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  • Thwaite, Leo
    ALBERTA: an account of its wealth and progress. With an introduction by Robert P. Porter

    Edition: First Canadian issue

    Toronto: Musson, 1912. The paper issue. Grey illustrated card covers printed in black, map on rear cover. pp 250, (6, ads) + 16 plates; two maps in text, index. Yapp fore edges of covers have some nicks; front edge has two small chips and a vertical curl; page edges unopened; yellowing to page edges; else fine. A volume in Porter's Progess of Nations, Canadian Series, made from Rand, McNally sheets with cancel title leaf. A general survey. The main interest in the copy is the condition - paper covers like this are usually worn but this one is quite nice. There was also a hardcover issue. Peel 3820.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 44552
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  • Gould, Ed
    All Hell for a Basement

    Edition: First edition.

    Medicine Hat, Alberta: City of Medicine Hat, 1981. Quarto, red cloth. pp viii, 299, (5); photos throughout. Ink gift inscription to blank verso of front free endpaper, else fine in jacket. History (1882-1983) of this Alberta city. Note: 2 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 31039
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  • RYGA, George
    BALLAD OF A STONE-PICKER

    Edition: First Canadian issue

    Toronto: Macmillan, 1966. Tan boards. Light yellowing to page edges, faint damp marks to rear cover, VG. Jacket has rippling from damp to rear panel, damp stains at head of spine and adjacent corners only barely showing externally; VG, unworn otherwise. Author's second novel.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 48858
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  • RYGA, George
    BALLAD OF A STONEPICKER

    Vancouver: Talonbooks, 1976. Second edition, revised (first was in 1966). Mass market paperback format. Text paper yellowed, VG. Note: light parcel, any default shipping may be reduced.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 48859
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  • MacEWAN, Grant
    BLAZING THE OLD CATTLE TRAIL

    Edition: First edition.

    Saskatoon: Modern Press, 1962. Grey cloth. pp (vi), 248, illustrated. Ink owner name at front, else a VG clean, tight and unworn jacketless copy.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 29970
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  • EDMONDS, W. Everard
    BROAD HORIZONS: maple leaf sketches from a private studio

    Edition: First edition

    Toronto: Musson, 1919. 12mo, green cloth. pp (14), 224. VG+ copy. Dust jacket has short tears, thumbnail-size chip to lower inner corner of front panel, small chips elsewhere; good, but still pleasant in appearance. A collection of essays by a former Secretary of the Alberta Historical Society and sometime special lecturer in history at the University of Alberta. Alberta and general Canadian topics.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 45613
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  • Sparks, Susie, editor
    Calgary, a Living Heritage

    Edition: First Edition

    Junior League of Calgary, 1984. Black cloth. pp 216. Photos, index. Ink gift inscription at front, else fine. Dust jacket has some crinkles to the surface lamination, else fine. Note: 2 kg parcel, extra postage will be required

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 45074
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  • CHORUS TO ADVENTURERS, being the later life of... With a Foreword by Stephen Gwynn and 47 illustrations from photographs by POCOCK, Roger ("A Frontiersman")
    POCOCK, Roger ("A Frontiersman")
    CHORUS TO ADVENTURERS, being the later life of... With a Foreword by Stephen Gwynn and 47 illustrations from photographs

    Edition: First printing

    London: John Lane The Bodley Head, 1931. Octavo, red boards stamped in black. pp (xvi), 304 + frontispiece portrait and 15 plates (some double-sided). Some foxing in text, mainly early and late and in vicinity of the plates; page edges are yellowed and foxed; nicks and touched up small chip to ends of lightly darkened spine; else a VG clean and unworn jacketless copy, no owner names. Pocock, born in England, was a "North-West Mounted Policeman, peddler, jounalist, missionary, sailor, prospector, novelist and artist, and is perhaps best known as the founder of the Legion of Frontiersmen." (U of Alberta). A close friend of Sir Sam Steele, in 1899 and 1900 he rode from Fort McLeod, Alberta, the 3600…

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    London: John Lane The Bodley Head, 1931. Octavo, red boards stamped in black. pp (xvi), 304 + frontispiece portrait and 15 plates (some double-sided). Some foxing in text, mainly early and late and in vicinity of the plates; page edges are yellowed and foxed; nicks and touched up small chip to ends of lightly darkened spine; else a VG clean and unworn jacketless copy, no owner names. Pocock, born in England, was a "North-West Mounted Policeman, peddler, jounalist, missionary, sailor, prospector, novelist and artist, and is perhaps best known as the founder of the Legion of Frontiersmen." (U of Alberta). A close friend of Sir Sam Steele, in 1899 and 1900 he rode from Fort McLeod, Alberta, the 3600 mile length of the Outlaw Trail to Mexico City, the only recorded equestrian journey the entire length of the trail. His life was one of great interest and adventure. Uncommon book.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 41062
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  • SMYTHE, Frank S.
    CLIMBS IN THE CANADIAN ROCKIES

    Edition: First UK printing

    London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1950. Blue cloth. pp 260 + photo plates, a few in colour, index. Fine. Price-clipped jacket has a one inch corner tear to front panel, tiny chip at foot of spine, VG+ otherwise. The distinguished mountaineer's last book.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 42722
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  • HART, E.J.
    DIAMOND HITCH: the early outfitters and guides of Banff and Jasper

    Edition: First printing

    Banff, Alberta: Summerthought, 1979. Large quarto, colour illustrated card covers. pp (8), 160. Notes, photos, index. Corner crease to front cover, ink gift inscription at front, VG otherwise.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 45891
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  • DOWN THE MACKENZIE THROUGH THE GREAT LONE LAND by WALDO, Fullerton
    WALDO, Fullerton
    DOWN THE MACKENZIE THROUGH THE GREAT LONE LAND

    Edition: First Edition

    New York: Macmillan, 1923. Green cloth with illustrated label on front cover, endpaper maps. pp (xiv), 251, [5] + Frontispiece & 30 photo plates on 16 leaves; index. Spine very lightly darkened; yellowing to page edges; light foxing to pages adjacent to the plates; small bumps to upper outer corners of covers; else a fine, bright copy, no owner marks. Good descriptive narrative of a trip starting in Edmonton and ending at Arctic Red River.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 51595
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  • MacGREGOR, James G.
    EDMONTON TRADER. The Story of John A. McDougall.

    Edition: First edition.

    Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1963. Tan on cream cloth, endpaper maps. x, 262 pp + double-sided plates, map and reproduction in text. Fine copy. Thin jacket has wear at head of spine, chip to rear panel, good. Biography of this 19th century Edmonton, Alberta, merchant, with some material on the Klondike gold rush.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 47235
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  • FERNS, S.J. & H.S.
    EIGHTY-FIVE YEARS IN CANADA

    Edition: First printing

    Winnipeg: Queenston Publishing House, 1978. Octavo, brown boards. pp (4), 188 + photos on text paper. Ex library: tape scars to covers, lacking the rear free endpaper, number stamped to verso of title leaf, bottom page edge rubber stamped, else a VG clean and unworn copy. Life of an ordinary Canadian working man - first Calgary Stampede, first oil strike in Alberta, opening of the first Ford plant in Detroit.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 45532
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  • GWEN: an idyll of the canyon by CONNOR, Ralph (pseud. of Charles W. Gordon)
    CONNOR, Ralph (pseud. of Charles W. Gordon)
    GWEN: an idyll of the canyon

    Edition: First Canadian issue

    Toronto / New York: Westminster / Revell, c1899 [1904]. Octavo. Plain white cloth spine, rear cover green paper-covered boards, front cover is a photographic label printed in black, lettered in green. pp 94, (1, Revell ads). Tan background illustration on every page. Front cover a little yellowed, with one very small chip to label; front cover has slight rubbing to fore edge and lower corner; pencil ownership inscription at front; else a VG copy. A story set in the foothills of the Selkirks in Alberta, previously published as chapters 9-13 of THE SKY PILOT (1899). Uncommon Connor title. Note: light parcel, any default shipping may be reduced

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 42167
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  • HISTORY OF ST. PAUL, ALBERTA, 1909-1959

    Edition: First edition.

    St. Paul, Alberta: St. Paul Journal, 1960. Octavo, card covers. pp 232, illustrated. White spine has hand lettered title and a short tear at foot; red star and ink name inside front cover; small corner creases to covers; text paper toned; VG otherwise. Laid in is an issue of The Alberta Municapal Counsellor periodical for Jan., 1965, which has an article on St. Paul. Pages 143 to end are in French and are a religious history of the town.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 36152
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  • RYGA, George
    HUNGRY HILLS

    Edition: First printing

    Toronto: Longmans Canada, 1963. Octavo, tan cloth. Fine copy. Dust jacket has light soiling to rear panel, nicks and soft creases to edges, original bookstore price stickers including a reduced price at bottom of rear flap; VG+ otherwise. Author's first novel, set in the Alberta foothills. Jacket art by Jerry Lazare.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 42534
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  • CAMPBELL, Robert
    I WOULD DO IT AGAIN: reminiscences of the Rockies

    Edition: First printing

    Toronto: Ryerson, 1959. Green cloth. pp 204 + plates. Ink owner name, minor rubbing to foot of spine, else fine in chipped and creased dust jacket. "Urged many times to write the story of his life, Mr. Robert Campbell, now in his eighty-eighth year, finally acceded to the request. The result is this very readable book of reminiscence, rich in humour and history, adventure and anecdote, told by a master storyteller. In a breezy and colloquial style the author tells of his experiences in and around Banff, of his political life, experiences in the army during World War I, and his encounters with important visitors in the Canadian Rockies. This is not only a fascinating story, but a valuable…

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    Toronto: Ryerson, 1959. Green cloth. pp 204 + plates. Ink owner name, minor rubbing to foot of spine, else fine in chipped and creased dust jacket. "Urged many times to write the story of his life, Mr. Robert Campbell, now in his eighty-eighth year, finally acceded to the request. The result is this very readable book of reminiscence, rich in humour and history, adventure and anecdote, told by a master storyteller. In a breezy and colloquial style the author tells of his experiences in and around Banff, of his political life, experiences in the army during World War I, and his encounters with important visitors in the Canadian Rockies. This is not only a fascinating story, but a valuable record of early days when the Rockies were just beginning to attract attention as a tourist centre for the world." - jacket.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 48308
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  • VAN DER MARK, Christine
    IN DUE SEASON. With a new Introduction by Dorothy Livesay and an Afterword by Dorothy Wise, the author's daughter

    Vancouver: New Star Books, 1979. Card covers. pp (8), iv, 372. Covers have light rubbing, small chip to top edge of front cover, text paper yellowed, chip to bottom margin of last leaf (manufacturing flaw), VG otherwise. A novel of a solo woman pioneering in Northern Alberta, first published in 1947. "one of the first, if not the first Canadian novel wherein the plight of the Native Indian and the Métis is honestly and painfully recorded." - Dorothy Livesay.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 48931
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