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  • COX, Ross
    ADVENTURES ON THE COLUMBIA RIVER. Illustrated by Cleveland Rockwell and Others

    Edition: First of this edition

    Portland, Oregon: Binfords & Mort, no date (1957). Octavo, green cloth, endpapers illustrated in green. pp (vi), 105 + plates on text paper. Fine copy, no owner names. Pale green price-clipped dust jacket has some sunning, light soiling, light damp stains along spine; good. Extracts form the two volume, London, 1831, first edition. An important fur trade journal. Cox, a young Irishman, was up and down the Columbia River in 1812-17, working for Astor and then the North West Company.; Octavo

    Condition: Fine in Good dust jacket

    Book ID: 36193
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  • WALKER, (Alexander, 1764-1831).
    AN ACCOUNT OF A VOYAGE TO THE NORTH WEST COAST OF AMERICA IN 1785 & 1786. Edited by Robin Fisher and J.M. Bumsted.

    Vancouver / Seattle: Douglas & McIntyre / University of Washington Press, 1982. Octavo, black & tan boards, 319 pp. Fine copy, no owner names. Dust jacket has creased tears, light yellowing, minor soiling; good. First book publication of this manuscript at the National Library of Scotland. "Ensign Alexander Walker accompanied the fur-trading expedition of C.J.S. Strange, sailing from India to the Northwest Coast of North America just eight years after the voyage of Capt. James Cook. Calling at Indian settlements from Nootka to Prince William Sound, Walker spent more time with the Indians than Cook and kept a detailed journal..." - jacket. 0888943474

    Book ID: 19855
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  • ROSS, Eric
    BEYOND THE RIVER AND THE BAY: Some oberservations on the State of the Canadian Northwest in 1811 with a View to Providing the Intending Settler with an Intimate Knowledge of That Country

    Edition: First Edition

    University of Toronto Press, 1970. Yellow cloth. pp xiv, (192), [2] + 5 folding maps (4 are double-sided) in pouch at rear (complete)+ 5 plates (4 double-sided). Index. A very good clean, tight and unworn jacketless copy. A book about the fur trade in the Canadian Northwest in the early 19th century, based on an imaginary contemporary manuscript.; Octavo 0802052231

    Book ID: 42299
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  • NEWMAN, Peter C.
    Company of Adventurers. Volume 1

    Edition: First Edition

    Markham, Ontario: Viking, 1985. Blue boards, endpaper maps, illustrations, index. Owner blind stamp to half-title leaf, else fine. Jacket has moderate wear, VG otherwise. First volume of author's history of the Hudson's Bay Company. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required. 0670803790

    Book ID: 45755
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  • Morantz, Toby
    Ethnohistoric Study of Eastern James Bay Cree Social Organiztion, 1700-1850

    Ottawa: National Museums of Canada, 1983. National Museum of Man, Mercury Series: Canadian Ethnology Service Paper No. 88. Quarto, card covers. pp 199. Two sketch maps in text. VG clean, tight and unworn copy, no owner names. A study of the effects of the fur trade on the Cree people of this region.

    Book ID: 42629
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  • COLE, Jean Murray
    EXILE IN THE WILDERNESS. The Biography of Chief Factor Archibald McDonald 1790-1853.

    Edition: First Edition

    Toronto: Burns & MacEachern, 1979. Octavo. Brown boards, endpaper maps. pp (xx), 268 + four double-sided plates. Fine in very nearly fine jacket. A biography drawn heavily from McDonald's own reports, letters and diaries. He was responsible for the well-being of all 94 members of Selkirk's ill-fated Red River settlement in Manitoba. Much on the Hudson's Bay Company, the fur trade, long canoe voyages through the Canadian North West. 0887680811

    Book ID: 32562
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  • STUBBS, Roy St. George
    FOUR RECORDERS OF RUPERT'S LAND: a brief survey of the Hudson's Bay Company courts of Rupert's Land

    Edition: First Edition

    Winnipeg: Peguis, 1967. Brown cloth, endpaper maps. pp (16), 192 + plates. Index. Fine copy. Jacket has a short tear to upper inner corner of front panel and likewise to rear panel, VG otherwise.; Octavo

    Book ID: 55300
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  • LA VÉRENDRYE: his life and times. A biography and a social study of a folklore figure, soldier, fur trader, explorer by KAVANAGH, Martin
    KAVANAGH, Martin
    LA VÉRENDRYE: his life and times. A biography and a social study of a folklore figure, soldier, fur trader, explorer

    Brandon, Manitoba: Author, 1968. Blue cloth, endpaper maps. pp xiv, 262 + plates and charts (some folding), illustration in text, index. Light ring stain to front cover, else fine. Jacket has some chips and tears, flap crease, VG otherwise. "Pierre Gaultier de Varennes, sieur de La Vérendrye (17 November 1685 – 5 December 1749) was a French Canadian military officer, fur trader and explorer. In the 1730s, he and his four sons explored the area west of Lake Superior and established trading posts there. They were part of a process that added Western Canada to the original New France territory that was centred along the Saint Lawrence basin. He was the first known European to reach present-day North Dakota…

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    Brandon, Manitoba: Author, 1968. Blue cloth, endpaper maps. pp xiv, 262 + plates and charts (some folding), illustration in text, index. Light ring stain to front cover, else fine. Jacket has some chips and tears, flap crease, VG otherwise. "Pierre Gaultier de Varennes, sieur de La Vérendrye (17 November 1685 – 5 December 1749) was a French Canadian military officer, fur trader and explorer. In the 1730s, he and his four sons explored the area west of Lake Superior and established trading posts there. They were part of a process that added Western Canada to the original New France territory that was centred along the Saint Lawrence basin. He was the first known European to reach present-day North Dakota and the upper Missouri River in the United States. In the 1740s, two of his sons crossed the prairie as far as present-day Wyoming, United States and were the first Europeans to see the Rocky Mountains north of New Mexico."- Wikipedia.; Octavo

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    Book ID: 55315
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  • FLEMING, R. Harvey, editor
    MINUTES OF COUNCIL NORTHERN DEPARTMENT OF RUPERT LAND, 1821-31. With an Introduction by H.A. Innis

    Toronto: The Champlain Society, 1940. Tall thick octavo. Red crested cloth gilt, top edges gilt. pp [2], (lxxviii), 480 + ads + frontispiece with tissue guard, top edges gilt. #275 of an edition of 550 copies. Hudson Bay Company Series III. Spine lightly sunned and lightly spotted, with bruise at foot, corner crease to the tissue guard, else a fine copy, no owner names. Note: 2 kg parcel, extra postage will be required.

    Book ID: 29416
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  • PRYDE, Duncan
    NUNAGA: my land, my country

    Edmonton: Hurtig, 1971. Khaki cloth, colour endpaper maps. pp 285 + plates. Fine in jacket. Author's adventures living and fur trading in the high north among the Eskimos.

    Book ID: 44653
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  • Kemp, Douglas, editor
    Papers read before the Historical and Scientific Society of Manitoba. Series III, Number 17, 1960-1961

    Winnipeg: The Society, 1964. 120 pp, stapled in card covers. Slight sunning to spine and edges, else fine. Printed revised table of contents tipped in. Articles on The Hutterians, fur trade, Manitoba history. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced, depending upon your location. ; Octavo

    Book ID: 29757
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  • LALOR, George
    SAGKEENG

    Winnipeg: Pemmican, 1993. pp (8), 157. Photos in text. Inscribed by the author on a label on the title page. Fine copy. "Sagkeeng tells of the return of the traders, now both French and English, to the region, of the departure of the Cree and the arrival of a host of other aboriginal people from the east and south: Ojibway, Ottawa and Potowatomi. It tells of the fur wars that followed between the rival trading companies and of their tragic impact on the land and on its people. The story concludes when the warring factions unite to form one concern, the Hudson's Bay Company". ; Octavo; Signed by Author

    Book ID: 55298
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  • SHIPLEY, Nan
    THE BLONDE VOYAGEUR

    Edition: First printing

    Toronto: Burns & MacEachern, 1971. Red boards. Rubber stamp of the Canadian Book Information Centre at front, lightl yellowing to page edges, else fine. Jacket has rubbing, VG otherwise. Set in Manitoba, an historical novel of the fur trade.; Octavo 0887680267

    Book ID: 48891
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  • LAUT, Agnes C.
    THE CONQUEST OF THE GREAT NORTHWEST. Being the Story of the Adventurers of England Known as The Hudson's Bay Company. New Pages in the History of the Canadian Northwest and Western States

    New York: Moffat, Yard, 1911. First one volume edition (first was 1908, in two volumes). Green cloth. pp (xxii), (410); v-(x), 415 + 2 plates and 2 folding maps. Page edges yellowed, bookplate at front, page edges yellowed; VG otherwise. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.; Octavo

    Condition: Good

    Book ID: 44890
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  • LAUT, Agnes C.
    THE CONQUEST OF THE GREAT NORTHWEST: Being the story of the Adventurers of England known as The Hudson's Bay Company. New Pages in the history of the Canadian Northwest and Western States (2 volumes)

    Edition: First Edition

    New York: Outing, 1908. Two volumes, blue cloth gilt, dark blue top page edges, other edges rough trimmed. pp (xxii), 409 + addenda slip at p. xiii and numerous plates and maps, folding map at rear; (xii), 415 + plates and maps. Spines a bit sunned with gilt lettering dulled; private bookplate on front pastedowns; 22 April, 1909, ink gift inscription at front of Vol. I; Vol. II has a bruise to lower outer corner of front cover and front inner hinge neatly repaired with rice paper; else a VG clean and tight pair. Note: 2 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.; Octavo

    Condition: Very Good

    Book ID: 29548
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  • MacKAY, Douglas
    THE HONOURABLE COMPANY. A History of the Hudson's Bay Company. Maps by R.H.H. Macaulay

    Edition: First Edition

    Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1936. Green cloth, dark green lettering. Terra cotta illustrated endpapers, pp. xii, [15] - 396 + plates; maps in text. A VG clean & tight jacketless copy, no owner names. "First Edition" stated. Variant (secondary?) publisher's binding. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping may be required.; Octavo

    Book ID: 30256
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  • WALLACE, W. Stewart
    THE PEDLARS FROM QUEBEC and other papers on the Nor'Westers

    Edition: First Edition

    Toronto: Ryerson, 1954. Octavo, red cloth, indexed. Fine copy. Dust jacket has very small chips, internal repair, to spine tips; light rubbing; VG otherwise.

    Book ID: 29370
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  • MACKENZIE, Alexander, 1764-1820
    VOYAGES FROM MONTREAL ON THE RIVER ST. LAURENCE THROUGH THE CONTINENT OF NORTH AMERICA TO THE FROZEN AND PACIFIC OCEANS, in the Years 1789 and 1793. With a Preliminary Account of the Rise, Progress, and Present State of the Fur Trade in that Country.

    No place (Toronto): No publisher (Radissson Society of Canada), no date (1927). Maroon cloth lettered and decorated in gilt to the spine, top page edges red. pp iii-xxviii, 498 + frontispiece portrait and 4 other plates inserted, map and 7 illustrations in text. Private book plate at front, very nearly fine otherwise. A reprint of the London, 1801, first edition, with added foreword by the editor of this edition John W. Garvin as well as an Introduction by Charles W. Colby. No. 3 in the publisher's Master-works of Canadian Authors series. 1.5 kg parcel; Octavo

    Book ID: 50989
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  • VIZENOR, Gerald
    WORDARROWS: Indians and Whites in the New Fur Trade

    Edition: First printing

    Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1978. Octavo, brown cloth. Fine copy. Jacket has edge nicks, spine spine sunning, slight rubbing, VG otherwise. Signed by the author. With the ink ownership surname of a noted Canadian Indian novelist inside front cover (hidden by jacket flap) and his tiny pencil initials on front free endpaper. ; Signed by Author 0816608598

    Book ID: 35663
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