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FUR TRADER'S STORY. Foreword by Lord Tweedsmuir
Toronto: Ryerson, 1961.
Octavo, blue boards, endpaper maps. pp (xviii), 245 + plates. Ex library, with removed labels causing thinning to last leaf (no text lost), a few rubber stamps, sunning at foot of spine, VG and unworn otherwise. Dust jacket is only fair, with large chips, tape on spine. Adventures of a fur trader working for the Hudson's Bay Company 1910-58.
$18.00                          Book Number: 42384                          Order / Enquire

COLE, Jean Murray
EXILE IN THE WILDERNESS. The Biography of Chief Factor Archibald McDonald 1790-1853.
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.
$25.00                          Book Number: 32562                          Order / Enquire

COX, Ross
ADVENTURES ON THE COLUMBIA RIVER. Illustrated by Cleveland Rockwell and Others
Portland, Oregon: Binfords & Mort, no date (1957), 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.
$17.95                          Book Number: 36193                          Order / Enquire

FLEMING, R. Harvey, editor
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.
$75.00                          Book Number: 29416                          Order / Enquire

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.
$10.00                          Book Number: 29757                          Order / Enquire

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)
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.
$45.00                          Book Number: 29548                          Order / Enquire

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.
$25.00                          Book Number: 44890                          Order / Enquire

MacKAY, Douglas
THE HONOURABLE COMPANY. A History of the Hudson's Bay Company. Maps by R.H.H. Macaulay
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.
$25.00                          Book Number: 30256                          Order / Enquire

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.
$25.00                          Book Number: 42629                          Order / Enquire

NEWMAN, Peter C.
CAESARS OF THE WILDERNESS. Company of Adventurers Volume II. (Limited Edition)
Markham, Ontario: Viking, (1987), 1987.
The limited issue. #201 of 1000 copies signed by the author, specially bound in dark grey imitation leather gilt lettered, all edges gilt, bound-in ribbon bookmark, endpaper maps, illustrations, dark grey slipcase. Fine in fine slipcase, no previous owner names. The second volume (of three) of Newman's history of The Hudson's Bay Company.
$30.00                          Book Number: 18938                          Order / Enquire

NEWMAN, Peter C.
Company of Adventurers. Volume 1
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.
$15.00                          Book Number: 45755                          Order / Enquire

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.
$10.00                          Book Number: 44653                          Order / Enquire

RAY, George R.
KASBA (White Partridge): A Story of Hudson Bay. Author's Edition.
Toronto: William Briggs, 1915.
Grey linen grain cloth lettered and decorated in white. pp 259. Fine copy. Grey pictorial jacket printed in red & black is very lightly yellowed on spine, else fine, a super copy. Watters p. 371. Author was a former fur trader who worked for the Hudson's Bay Company who became M.P.P. for Ft. Nelson, Manitoba, in 1914. This vanity press novel was based on Ray's experiences in the Chesterfield Inlet area.
$45.00                          Book Number: 29503                          Order / Enquire

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
Toronto: 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.
$19.50                          Book Number: 42299                          Order / Enquire

TARRY BREEKS AND VELVET GARTERS. Sail on the Great Lakes of America, in War, Discovery, and the Fur Trade, Under the Fleur-de-Lys. With an Introduction by...Arthur W. Roebuck.
Toronto: Ryerson, 1958.
Blue-green cloth, pictorial endpapers. (xviii), 148, [2] pp. Colour frontispiece and six double-sided black & white plates inserted, line drawings in text. Fine copy, no previous owner names. Dust jacket has chips and tears; good. Sail and sailors on the Great Lakes during the 87 years of the French regime.
$19.95                          Book Number: 7871                          Order / Enquire

WORDARROWS: Indians and Whites in the New Fur Trade
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.
$30.00                          Book Number: 35663                          Order / Enquire

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.
$30.00                          Book Number: 19855                          Order / Enquire

WALLACE, W. Stewart
THE PEDLARS FROM QUEBEC and other papers on the Nor'Westers
Toronto: Ryerson, 1954.
Octavo, red cloth, indexed. Fine copy. Dust jacket has very small chips, internal repair, to spine tips; light rubbing; VG otherwise.
$19.50                          Book Number: 29370                          Order / Enquire

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