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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.
$30.00                          Book Number: 36152                          Order / Enquire

Calgary, Aberta: Fencelines and Furrows History Book Society, 1971.
Second edition, revised. Narrow quarto, maroon cloth gilt. pp 576 pp. Many photos in text. Yellowing to page edges, small ink name at front, fine copy otherwise. Alberta local history (Blackie region). Note: 2 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.
$65.00                          Book Number: 40494                          Order / Enquire

Canada. Department of the Interior. Scott, William Duncan (b.1861), author of text.
Western Canada farm lands: Free 160 acres farm lands: Where and how and all about it: Information and facts for the prospective settler
Ottawa: Department of the Interior, 1903.
Single 53 x 71 cm sheet folded accordion style to 19 x 10 cm panels, printed both sides, 22 pp text on recto, colour 1903 map of Canada on reverse side, many photos. Peel 2716 notes "There may have been a precursor published by the Department of Agriculture circa 1891, Where and how and all about it: Information and facts for the prospective settler." Short split to one fold and one corner, crease to one panel, else fine. Quite scarce.
$125.00                          Book Number: 41821                          Order / Enquire

CANUCK, Janey (Emily Murphy)
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".
$19.50                          Book Number: 43734                          Order / Enquire

CASHMAN, A.W. (Tony)
THE VICE-REGAL COWBOY. (Life and Times of Alberta's J.J. Bowlen)
Edmonton, Alberta: Institute of Applied Art, 1957.
The paper issue. Octavo, illustrated card covers. pp 200. Photos in text. Front cover has a sticker scar to upper corner with partial loss of "N"; soft cover creases; VG clean and tight copy otherwise. Bowlen was appointed Lieutenant Governor of Alberta in Jan., 1950.
$18.00                          Book Number: 44072                          Order / Enquire

SINGING WIRES. The Telephone in Alberta.
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.
$25.00                          Book Number: 7678                          Order / Enquire

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.
$35.00                          Book Number: 40272                          Order / Enquire

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.
$19.50                          Book Number: 42032                          Order / Enquire

CONNOR, Ralph (pseud. of Charles W. Gordon)
GWEN: an idyll of the canyon
Toronto / New York: Westminster / Revell, c1899 [1904], 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.
$45.00                          Book Number: 42167                          Order / Enquire

EDMONDS, W. Everard
BROAD HORIZONS: maple leaf sketches from a private studio
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.
$19.95                          Book Number: 45613                          Order / Enquire

Hamilton, Saskatoon, & Vancouver: H.R. Larson Publishing Company, 1950.
Octavo, illustrated card covers. [4], (x), 135, [3] pp. Photos and map in text. Spine faded, with tears at ends neatly repaired, VG copy otherwise. Edwards writes of his days as a guide in the Canadian Rockies, including the Yoho National Park, at the turn of the 20th century. Not in Peel.
$25.00                          Book Number: 38221                          Order / Enquire

NORTHLAND TRAILS. Illustrations by the author
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
$25.00                          Book Number: 32495                          Order / Enquire

FERNS, S.J. & H.S.
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.
$14.95                          Book Number: 45532                          Order / Enquire

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.
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.
$25.00                          Book Number: 10797                          Order / Enquire

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.
$15.00                          Book Number: 10974                          Order / Enquire

GAHAGAN, Alvine Cyr (Margaret Mitchell])
YES FATHER. Pioneer Nursing in Alberta.
Manchester, NH: Hammer Publications, 1979.
Dark blue pictorial cloth stamped in gilt without dust jacket (presumably as issued). vi, 186 pp. Photos throughout. Fine copy. Signed by the author, and with her small name label to front pastedown. Reprints a short 17 Feb., 1941, letter from Gone with the Wind author Margaret Mitchell (she thanks the author for her kind words and encourages her in her book project). Author's experiences as an Alberta nurse in the first half of the 20th century.
$15.00                          Book Number: 17557                          Order / Enquire

GILEAD, Heather
London: Dent, 1967.
Red cloth. pp (vi), (185) + plates. Fine in near fine jacket. Author recounts her experiences growing up in Alberta, and a trip she made with her octogenerian mother to her Iowa birthplace.
$15.00                          Book Number: 43729                          Order / Enquire

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 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.
$35.00                          Book Number: 45326                          Order / Enquire

Gould, Ed
All Hell for a Basement
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.
$25.00                          Book Number: 31039                          Order / Enquire

GOVIER, Katherine
BETWEEN MEN (proof copy)
Markham, ON: Viking / Penguin Canada, 1987.
Advance proof. (xxii), 312 pp, cream card covers. With colour photo copy of the unfinished dust jacket attached to the spine and with narrow overlap used as flaps (as issued by the publisher). SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Light sticker stain to front panel of jacket, else fine. A scarce advance state of this novel. Projected publication date of September, 1987. A novel based on a true event which took place in Calgary in 1889.
$45.00                          Book Number: 8836                          Order / Enquire

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