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  • GILL, E. A. Wharton (Edward Anthony Wharton), 1858-1944.
    A MANITOBA CHORE BOY: the Experiences of a Young Emigrant Told from His Letters. With Illustrations Reproduced from Photographs.

    Edition: First printing

    London: Religious Tract Society, 1912. Cream printed boards.pp (viii), 83, [1], [4, ads] + 12 plates. Spine is yellowed and lightly rubbed, with shallow chips to ends; text paper lightly toned; slight foxing to pages adjacent to the plates; slight yellowing to margins of covers; else a VG clean, tight and unworn copy. "This book is really fiction, but the portrayal of Manitobe life is faithful enough to pass as true experience". - Peel 2297. Watters p. 296. The author was Honourary Canon of St. John's Cathedral, Winnipeg. Note: light parcel, any default shipping may be reduced; Octavo

    Book ID: 51299
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  • REVILLE, F. Douglas
    A REBELLION: a story of the Red River Uprising. Illustrated by Paul Wickson

    Edition: First Edition

    Brantford, Ontario: Hurley Printing Company, 1912. Maroon cloth lettered in white. pp (14), (199), [9] + 10 sepia toned plates. Fine in copy. Dust jacket has some soiling to the rear panel, near fine otherwise. A novel of the first Riel Rebellion in Manitoba in 1869-1870.

    Book ID: 44583
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  • A RED SEA RISING: the flood of the century

    Winnipeg Free Press, 1997. Oblong quarto, colour glossy photographic boards. pp x. 182, index, colour photos. Fine copy. "The Great Flood of 1997 was the biggest story that many of us at the Winnipeg Free Press had ever covered. From the moment that the centre of Grand Forks, North Dakota, was destroyed, the newsroom at the Free Press switched into gear that it has probably not been in outside of wartime.For more than two weeks, there was very little in the main news section of the Free Press other than coverage of the flood." Note: 2 kg parcel, extra postage will be required.

    Book ID: 45353
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  • FITZGIBBON, Mary (1851-1915)
    A TRIP TO MANITOBA; or, Roughing It on the Line

    Edition: First Edition

    Toronto: Rose-Belford, 1880. Original dark olive pictorial cloth stamped in black, gilt, and blind. pp xvi, (14)-267. Book a little leaned, mild wear to spine tips and corners, cloth snag at center of rear cover repaired, slight cloth bubbling to covers, yellowing to endpapers; else a VG clean and tight copy, no owner names. "Railroad Edition" rubber stamped in red on rear free endpaper by publisher. "Light-hearted anecdotes on a railroad trip out west, by the woman who co-authored two books with Catherine Parr Traill." - Waterston, The Travellers, p. 152.; Small octavo

    Book ID: 26797
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    LIVESAY, Dorothy

    Edition: First printing

    Winnipeg: Peguis Publishers, 1973. Blue cloth. Canada Council complimentary label at front, else fine. Jacket has light rubbing, VG. ; Octavo

    Book ID: 49047
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  • BEHIND THE PALISADES. An Autobiography. by McTAVISH, George Simpson
    McTAVISH, George Simpson
    BEHIND THE PALISADES. An Autobiography.

    Sidney, BC: Miss Evelyn Gurd / Gray's Publishing, 1963. Brown cloth. pp [2], (6), 249, [3] + plates. Fine copy. Jacket has a fingernail size chip at foot of spine and a short tear to rear panel, VG otherwise. Publishing info is on a label on the title page. McTavish was Chief Trader for Hudson's Bay Company. ; Octavo

    Book ID: 55314
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  • MACLEOD, Margaret Arnett

    Winnipeg: Author, 1938. Second edition (first 1937). Octavo, pp (ii), 39 pp, stapled in black and silver card covers with flaps. Sunning to spine, else a fine, uncreased copy, no owner names. Lord Selkirk's Bell; Rev. John West's Bell; Two Early School Bells; The Bells of St, Boniface; The Bell of the Lower Fort; The Bells of St. Andrews; St. Johns and Others; Two Upper Fort Bells; Grace Church Bell. Photos in text. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced, depending upon your location.

    Book ID: 36814
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  • HAIG, Kennethe M.
    BRAVE HARVEST: the life story of E. Cora Hind

    Edition: First printing

    Toronto: Thomas Allen, 1945. Brown cloth. pp 275 + frontispiece portrait. Signed by the author. Ink gift inscription and later owner name on half-title leaf, else a VG clean and unworn jacketless copy. "Ella Cora Hind (September 18, 1861 - October 6, 1942) was Western Canada's first female journalist and a women's rights activist." She was an expert on agriculture. Manitoba.; Octavo; Signed by Author

    Book ID: 47985
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  • BRIDGMAN, Wellington, Rev. (Captain)
    BREAKING PRAIRIE SOD: the story of a pioneer preacher in the eighties with a discussion of the burning question of to-day, "Shall the alien go?"

    Edition: First Edition

    Toronto: Musson, 1920. Red cloth gilt lettered. pp (xvi), 265, [7] + 4 photographic portraits. Slight wear to foot of lightly darkened spine; light marks to rear cover; small abrasion inside front cover; small brown spots to lightly yellowed page edges; VG otherwise. Methodist minister in Western Canada, anti-immigrant - "Canada Must Be British", "Why the Hun Should Be Sent Home" (chapter headings). ; Octavo

    Book ID: 55290
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  • COOK, Robert ("Kilty")
    CHA-SKE AT THE BALL: Including A Bag of Memories

    No place (Souris, Manitoba): Privately issued. Second edition (first ed. of 300 copies also in 1963).Black boards. Lacking the front free endpaper, else fine. Dust jacket has spine chips, good. Poem, Cha-Ske at the ball, and author's reminiscences of life in Manitoba, 1890-1900. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.

    Book ID: 44637
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  • CITY OF THE RIVERS. Illustrations by Wilhelm Kaufmann, Winnipeg

    Winnipeg: Bureau of Travel and Publicity, Department of Industry and Commerce, 1957. Cream pictorical card covers printed in blue and brown. pp (56). Illustrated with b&w drawings. Sticker scar to front cover (no printing affected), soft crease to upper outer corners, VG otherwise. Short history of Winnipeg. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.; Quarto

    Book ID: 45068
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  • INGALDSON, Violet Paula
    COLD ADVENTURE. Illustration and cover design by Merle smith

    Edition: First Edition

    Toronto: Copp Clark, 1959. Light blue cloth. pp (6), 168, [2]. Fine copy. Dust jacket has nicks to ends of lightly yellowed spine, small rubbed tears to ends of flap folds, VG otherwise. A novel for teenagers about ice fishing on Lake Winnipeg by a Winnipeg author of Icelandic descent whose father was a lake fisherman in Gimli. Watters p.315. Good illustrations.

    Book ID: 44362
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  • MacEWAN, Grant
    CORNERSTONE COLONY. Selkirk's Contribution to the Canadian West.

    Edition: First printing

    Saskatoon, Saskatchewan: Western Producer Prairie Books, 1977. Octavo, blue cloth. pp (x), 228 + index; reproductions in text. Fine copy, signed by the author on the title page. Dust jacket has small chips and tears, generally VG. The author "salutes Thomas Douglas, 5th Earl of Selkirk, in this gripping account of the tribulatioons and triumphs experienced at Selkirk's Red River Settlement during its first twenty-five years: 1811-1836". - jacket.; Signed by Author 0919306802.

    Book ID: 22044
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  • PATERSON, Ruth and Jack
    CRANBERRY PORTAGE: frontier life at the crossroads of the north

    Edition: First Edition

    Vancouver: J.J. Douglas, 1974. pp (4), 171 + plates. Slight foxing to page edges; small remains of a sticker on front cover and large remains of sticker on rear cover; a good copy. Pioneer life in Northern Manitoba. ; Octavo

    Book ID: 55311
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  • JORDAN, Mary

    Saint-Boniface, Manitoba: Éditions des Plaines, 1980. Octavo, orange card covers. pp (184). Sunning to spine, VG otherwise. Letters to Louis Riel from his sister, a missionary and member of la Congrégation des Soeurs Grises. Text is in French. Traduit de l'anglais par Francoise Carignan. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.

    Book ID: 45989
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  • Dixon, Fredrick John (1881-1931)
    Dixon's Address to the Jury in Defence of Freedom of Speech; Considered the Most Powerful Address Ever Delivered in the Courts of Manitoba; And Judge Galt's Charge to the Jury in Rex V. Dixon

    Edition: First Edition

    Winnipeg: The Defense Committee, no date (1920). Octavo, pp (126), [2]. Beige card covers. Ex library, with small rubber stamp in corner of front cover, title page, and inside rear cover; ink library numbers to upper inner corner of title page; no other library marks. Printed on cheap paper, now yellowed and very fragile. Plain spine has some chips, newly repaired externally the length of the spine with rice paper; front cover has some soiling, old sticker stain; old tape repairs in margins of some leaves with consequent browning, but no text affected; in all just good, but text body clean and unworn. Peel (3) 4579. Weinrich 832 A. Concerns the Winnipeg General Strike of 1919. Dixon was one of the strike leaders. A scarce book.

    Book ID: 41947
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  • GUNN, J.J.
    ECHOES OF THE RED. A Reprint of Some of the Early Writings of the Author Depicting Pioneer Days in the Red River Settlements. Illustrated by Herbert Joseph.

    Edition: First Edition

    Toronto: Macmillan, 1930. Tan cloth lettered in red. (x), 246 pp + frontispiece portrait with small photo on recto, two other photo plates and one full-page drawing of old Fort Garry; numerous vignette illustrations in text. Fine in fine jacket. Watters p. 684. "A book of short stories and sketches written over twenty years ago by a native of Manitoba. The old days on the prairies rise before us - the days of Indian, voyageur and pioneer. It contains interesting descriptions of the 'tripmen', now passed away, of the Christmas festivities in early days, of t he old-time school, and of life on the Indian reservations and among the wood camps, and throughout the Red River is the connecting link." - jacket flap.; 12mo

    Book ID: 7944
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  • McGLYNN, J.C.

    Ottawa: Queen's Printer, 1959. Octavo, pp 72, pale grey card covers, two large colour folding maps in pouch at rear. Light sunning to spine and inner margin of covers,small chip at foot of spine, else fine, no owner names. Canada Department of Mines and Technical Surveys, Geological Survey of Canada Memoir 305

    Book ID: 41879
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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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