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  • CHUBB, Jean and Hilda Milligan, compilers
    LEAVES OF YESTERYEAR: a history of the Bon Accord Distrrict and the biographies of the men and women who pioneered the area

    Bon Accord, Alberta: Bon Accord F.W.U.A, 1977. Second printing. Octavo, blue cloth. pp 402 + plates. Endpaper maps. Fine copy, no owner names.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 40272
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  • Kilford, Christopher R
    Lethbridge at war: The military history of Lethbridge from 1900 to 1996

    Edition: First printing

    Lethbridge, Alberta: Battery Books, 1996. Card covers. pp 220; photos, index. Signed by the author. Fine copy.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 50438
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  • HOPKINS, Monica
    LETTERS FROM A LADY RANCHER. With introduction by Sheilagh S. Jameson

    Edition: First printing

    Calgary: Glenbow Museum, 1981. Octavo, grey cloth. pp (xviii), 172, [2], photo, index. Ink name and erasure to front free endpaper, else fine. Jacket has some margin sunning, flap creases, VG otherwise. Letters to friends, 1909-11, from a young British bride who took up the rancing life in Southern Alberta.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 45808
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  • SMEETON, Miles
    MOOSE MAGIC. Drawings by P.F. Wright.

    Edition: First Canadian edition

    Toronto: Collins & Harvill Press, 1974. Octavo. Blue boards. (192) pp + photos. Drawings in text. Fine copy. Jacket has some rubbing, short tear, VG otherwise. Adventures with moose in a private game sanctuary in the foothills of the Rockies in Alberta.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 45498
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  • FARRAN, Roy, 1921-2006
    NEVER HAD A CHANCE

    Edition: First printing

    London: Bles, 1967. Black boards. Fine in fine jacket, flap price intact. A novel of two bank robbers on the lam and a wounded bear in the Canadian Rockies. Farran, a much decorated British army officer (SAS), emigrated to Calgary, Alberta, where he founded newspapers and had a political career, serving as a cabinet minister under Peter Lougheed. While serving in Palestine after the war, he was court-martialled for murder of a Jewish teen-age resistance operative but the case collapsed for want of conclusive evidence.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 49366
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  • FOOTNER, Hulbert
    NEW RIVERS OF THE NORTH. The Yarn of Two Amateur Explorers. With Photographs by Auville Eager and the Author. The Head-Waters of the Fraser: The Peace River: The Hay River: Alexandra Falls.

    Edition: First Edition

    New York: Outing Publishing Company, 1912. Black cloth gilt lettered. 281, [3] pp + rontispiece with tissue guard and 23 other photo plates and one map. Moderate wear to spine tips; lacking the front free endpaper; ink name and nice large pictorial bookplate (Shannony C ottage, E. Downingtown, PA, Edward Kerr, Jr.) on front pastedown; VG otherwise. Travels in Alberta and the Northwest Territories of Canada by this prolific Canadian-born author of many crime novels.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 10797
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  • ELLS, S.C.
    NORTHLAND TRAILS. Illustrations by the author

    Edition: First edition.

    No place (Toronto), no date (1938): Author, 1938. Blue cloth stamped in red. pp (3)-189. Illustrations throughout. Mild rubbing to spine tips, a VG clean copy of this collection of verse, essays, and short stories, mostly set in the Canadian Northwest in the areas around Waterways, Fort McMurray, and Portage la Loche. Author was an engineer and geologist with the Dominion civil service, in charge of investigation of the oil sands in Northern Alberta. Watters p. 222. Peel III 6190

    Condition: Book: Very Good, Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 32495
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  • Gray, James H.
    R.B. Bennett: The Calgary Years

    Edition: First printing

    University of Toronto Press, 1991. Red cloth. pp (xxii), 310. Photos, index. Fine in fine jacket.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 49059
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  • SHERIDAN, Clare
    REDSKIN INTERLUDE

    Edition: First edition.

    London: Nicholson & Watson, 1938. Octavo, brick cloth. pp 318, (2) + colour frontispiece + 19 b&w plates (most double-sided). Light 1940 ink name inside front cover, light spine sunning, light yellowing to page edges, VG jacketless copy otherwise. "Sheridan live for a summer on the Blood Indian reserve sculpting from native models." - Peel (3) 6225. Mostly Alberta.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 36422
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  • MITCHELL, W.O.
    ROSES ARE DIFFICULT HERE. A Novel.

    Edition: First printing

    Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1990. Yellow boards. Fine copy. Price-clipped jacket has a bit of crinkling to the surface lamination at foot of spine, else fine. Set in the Alberta foothills in the 1950s.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 45701
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  • ROSES ARE DIFFICULT HERE (inscribed) by MITCHELL, W.O.
    MITCHELL, W.O.
    ROSES ARE DIFFICULT HERE (inscribed)

    Edition: First printing

    Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1990. Yellow boards. Fine in fine jacket. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR "Regards to______, W.O. Mitchell" to top margin of title page. With an Xmas, 1990, inscription in another hand lower on the title page. Set in the Alberta foothills in the 1950s.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 9936
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  • McDOUGALL, John
    SADDLE, SLED AND SNOWSHOE: Pioneering on the Saskatchewan in the Sixties. With Illustrations by J.E. Laughlin.

    Ryerson. Earlier 20th century reprint from plates of the Toronto: Briggs, 1896, edition. Grey cloth stamped in black. (x), (11)-(283) pp + 16 plates. Tan soil spots to covers and page edges, else a good clean, tight and unworn copy , no previous owner names. Peel 1450. Author was a Methodist missionary among the Indians in the Canadian Northwest.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 19088
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  • SEEDS OF PINE by CANUCK, Janey (Emily Murphy)
    CANUCK, Janey (Emily Murphy)
    SEEDS OF PINE

    Toronto: Musson, 1922. Later issue. Green pictorial cloth lettered in black. pp (x), 302. Text paper yellowed, else a VG clean, tight and unworn copy, no owner names. Printed in Canada from plates of the London & Toronto: Hodder & Stoughton, 1914, first edition, but without the plates found in that edition. A nice copy of this Alberta novel by Judge Murphy, an activist for women's rights, first female magistrate in the British Empire and one of the "Famous Five".

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 43734
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  • CASHMAN, Tony
    SINGING WIRES. The Telephone in Alberta.

    Edition: First edition

    Edmonton: Alberta Government Telephones Commission, 1972. QuaRto, yellow cloth. 496 pp. Numerous photos in text, some in colour. Signed by the author. Light soiling to bottom margin of last page of text, else fine. White jacket lightly soiled, two inch creased tear to rear panel; VG otherwise. History of the telephone in Alberta. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 7678
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  • RYLLAT, R.M.
    SURVEYING THE CANADIAN PACIFIC: memoir of a railroad pioneer

    Edition: First US edition

    Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 1991. Grey cloth. pp xxvi, 246. Colour illustrations. Repaired tear to fore margin of front pastedown (manufacturing flaw) hidden by jacket flap, else fine. Dust jacket has a one ince tear to front panel, VG otherwise. First publication of a journal kept by a CPR surveyor in British Columbia and Alberta 1871-73), with his own drawings.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 43574
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  • COMFORT, Darlene J.
    THE ABASAND FIASCO: the rise and fall of a brave pioneer Oil Sands extraction plant

    Edmonton, Alberta: Friesen Printers, 1980. Quarto, pale green cloth. pp 148, [4]. Well illustrated with photos. Rippling from damp to lower portion of text throughout, but no visible tide mark; else fine, no owner names. Dust jacket has nicks, short tear, very small chips, some damp rippling; VG otherwise. Story of a failed attempt to commercially extract oil from the oil sands near Fort McMurray, Northern Alberta, from 1913 through the 1940s.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 42032
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  • Gostick, Ron, 1918- 2005
    The architects behind the world communist conspiracy, by Ron Gostick, Editor, The Canadian Intelligence Service

    Walter's Falls, ON: The Canadian Anti-Communist League, 1951. Octavo, 16 pp stapled in grey card covers. Photo portraits. Soft creases to outer corners, else fine. "Ronald A. Gostick was a long-time figure on the Canadian far right and founder of the Canadian League of Rights. Gostick was involved in the Canadian social credit movement and later published far right and anti-Semitic material over the course of 50 years, including the Canadian Intelligence Service and On Target! and numerous books and pamphlets. Gostick influenced a number of figures on the Canadian far right. Jim Keegstra got most of his reading material through his membership in Gostick's League. He also collaborated with John Ross Taylor and was a mentor to Paul…

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    Walter's Falls, ON: The Canadian Anti-Communist League, 1951. Octavo, 16 pp stapled in grey card covers. Photo portraits. Soft creases to outer corners, else fine. "Ronald A. Gostick was a long-time figure on the Canadian far right and founder of the Canadian League of Rights. Gostick was involved in the Canadian social credit movement and later published far right and anti-Semitic material over the course of 50 years, including the Canadian Intelligence Service and On Target! and numerous books and pamphlets. Gostick influenced a number of figures on the Canadian far right. Jim Keegstra got most of his reading material through his membership in Gostick's League. He also collaborated with John Ross Taylor and was a mentor to Paul Fromm and an associate of Patrick Walsh, a fellow traveller who worked as research director at the CLR. He was also associated with former Member of Parliament John A. Gamble, who worked with Gostick as Canadian leader of the World Anti-Communist League in the 1980s." - Wikipedia. He grew up in Alberta. Bible Bill Aberhart was an strong influence. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.

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    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 45326
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  • FRASER, Esther
    THE CANADIAN ROCKIES. Early Travels and Explorations.

    Edmonton, Alberta: Hurtig, 1969. Blue boards, colour endpaper maps. xvi, (252) pp + two double-sided colour photo plates; numerous photos in text, indexed. Covers have sunning to upper and lower margins, bit of foxing to page edges, VG otherwise. Price-clipped jacket is just good, with creases to flaps, yellowing and numerous edge tears to rear panel, spine; internal foxing; bubbling to lamination of front panel.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 10974
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  • THE KITE by MITCHELL, W.O.
    MITCHELL, W.O.
    THE KITE

    Edition: First printing

    Toronto: Macmillan, 1962. Octavo, green boards. Spine very lightly sunned, else fine, no owner names. Dust jacket is very nearly fine, colours bright, with tiny nicks. Nice jacket and title page art by Leslie Smart. Author's second novel, third book, set in Alberta

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 39321
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  • RASMUSSEN, Beryl
    THE LEAVES ARE SILVER

    High River, Alberta: Author, 1969. pp (6), 41, stapled in blue card covers. Corner crease to front cover, else fine. Signed by the author. A collection of essays, with some verse.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 51570
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