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BEAL, Bob & Rod MacLeod
PRAIRIE FIRE; The 1885 North-West Rebellion
Edmonton, Alberta: Hurtig, 1984.
Red cloth. pp 384, illustrated, index. Corner crease to one leaf, else fine. Jacket spine faintly sunned, else fine. "Here is the definitive book about one of the most important events in the Canadian history. 'Prairie Fire' is the first comprehensive history of the rebellion, and it makes extensive use of material never before incorporated in any other history of the uprising. Newspapers, Department of Justice records, newly discovered manuscripts and diaries, Metis' and settlers' accounts, and Riel's own writings are just some of the sources used." Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.
$18.95                          Book Number: 29678                          Order / Enquire



BEAMES, John
AN ARMY WITHOUT BANNERS
Boston: Little, Brown, 1930.
Blue cloth lettered in light green. pp (8), 301, [3]. Yellowing to page edges; Labor Day, 1931, ink owner inscription at front; creased nicks to upper inner corner of pp 281-90; else a VG clean, tight and unworn jacketless copy. Peel III 2661. Weinrich , Social Protest, 1302. Beames, born in India in 1889, went out to Canada at age 15 where he worked as a hunter, trapper, freighter, labourer, and lumberjack in the Canadian Northwest. This novel, the first of his three, was reprinted in 1988, and there was a Canadian issue (McClelland & Stewart) also in 1930 (made from US sheets). Based on his experiences of pioneer life in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.
$50.00                          Book Number: 42962                          Order / Enquire



BINNIE-CLARK, Georgina
WHEAT & WOMAN
Toronto: Bell and Cockburn, 1914.
Red cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. (viii), 413 pp. Errata slip inserted at p.viii. Frontispiece with tissue guard and 15 other interesting photo plates inserted (several of Indians). Small dark spot to top page edges penetrating slightly into text margins; text paper lightly toned; else a fine, bright copy, no owner names. Peel 2444 - "A vivid description of the author's three-year struggle to make wheat farming pay on a farm near Ft. Qu'A ppelle, Sask." Made from UK sheets.
$50.00                          Book Number: 16359                          Order / Enquire



BOON, Clarence A.
BACHELOR JIM
Virden, Manitoba: Author, 1973.
Octavo, colour pictorial boards. pp 368 + numerous colour illustrations. Glue residue to inner margin of verso of front free endpaper and following blank leaf, else a VG unworn copy. Signed by the author. Author’s autobiography, farming in Central Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
$20.00                          Book Number: 29891                          Order / Enquire



BOON, Clarence A.
WHICH WAY TO TURN NEXT
Virden, Manitoba: Author, 1975.
16mo, colour illustrated cloth. pp (viii), (216) + colour plates. VG clean and tight copy, no owner names. A novel of pioneer farmers in the Qu'Appelle Valley. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
$14.95                          Book Number: 30877                          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



HILDEBRANDT, Walter
THE BATTLE OF BATOCHE: British small warfare and the entrenched Métis
Ottawa: Environment Canada, 1989.
Revised edition. Oblong octavo, card covers. pp 120. Photos, notes, bibliography. Rear cover has a small corner crease and sticker scar, VG otherwise. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
$16.95                          Book Number: 45746                          Order / Enquire



LINDAL, WALTER (Valdimar) Jacobson
THE SASKATCHEWAN ICELANDERS: a strand of the Canadian Fabric
Winnipeg: Columbia Press, printer, 1955.
Octavo, blue cloth. pp 363. Photos, drawings, index. Tape stains to covers and endpapers; skinning to front free endpaper from removed label, rippling likewise to rear free endaper; VG clean & unworn copy otherwise. Dust jacket has large chip to rear panel, internal tape marks and repairs; fair.
$24.95                          Book Number: 45725                          Order / Enquire



MacEWAN, Grant
BLAZING THE OLD CATTLE TRAIL
Saskatoon: Modern Press, 1962.
Grey cloth. pp (vi), 248, illustrated. Ink owner name at front, else a VG clean, tight and unworn jacketless copy.
$19.00                          Book Number: 29970                          Order / Enquire



MacGREGOR, James G.
BLANKETS AND BEADS. A History of the Saskatchewan River.
Edmonton, Alberta: Institute of Applied Art, 1949.
Octavo, red cloth. 276 pp. Photos and maps in text. Fine copy, no owner names. Dust jacket has nicks and very small chips at spine ends, light dust soiling to rear panel, VG otherwise.
$19.50                          Book Number: 36445                          Order / Enquire



MACKIE, John (1862-1939)
THE DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND: a story of the wild North West. Second edition
London: Unwin, 1895.
Second UK printing (first was in 1894). Octavo, brown pictorial cloth stamped in red, gilt and silver. pp 244. Book leaned; front cover a little bowed; foxing to endpapers; tiny wear spots to spine ends; else a fine, bright copy. Set in the Cypress Hills of Southern Saskatchewan. RCMP interest. Mackie was a Scot who was himself a member of the NWMP 1888-93. Though he returned to England, his many novels all had Canadian settings. Skene-Melvin p 140. Peel 2160. AMICUS locates Unwin editions in only three libraries (OLU, LAC, UT).
$75.00                          Book Number: 44915                          Order / Enquire



OPPEN, William A. (compiler)
THE RIEL REBELLIONS: A Cartographic History. Le récit cartographique des affaires Riel
Toronto / Ottawa: University of Toronto Press / Public Archives of Canada, 1979.
Oblong quarto, 23 cm x 31 cm. Gilt lettered, brown cloth. pp. x, 109. Numerous maps in text, text in triple columns and in French and English. Fine, clean copy (no owner names, etc), issued without dust jacket. 1.5 kg parcel
$24.95                          Book Number: 29392                          Order / Enquire



PEEL, Bruce
STEAMBOATS ON THE SASKATCHEWAN.
Saskatoon: Prairie Books / Western Producer,
Octavo, beige cloth, colour endpaper maps. (xviii), 238, (9, index), [3] pp. Photos and map in text. Ex library, with front free endpaper rubber stamped Withdrawn, rear free endpaper removed, else fine, no other library marks. Dust jacket has small skinned spot at bottom of spine from removed label, VG otherwise. Story of steam navigation on the shallow Saskatchewan River until the mid-1880's when the river changed its course "to lose its way in the swamps west of Cumberland Lake."
$14.95                          Book Number: 45916                          Order / Enquire



REID, Helen Evans
ALL SILENT, ALL DAMNED. The Search for Isaac Barr.
Toronto: Ryerson, 1969.
Red cloth, endpaper maps. [10], 175 pp + plates. Ink name to top margin of front free endpaper, else fine. Dust jacket has some short creased tears and slight rubbing, VG otherwise. Story of the failed Barr Colony of British immigrants to Saskatchewan early in the 20th century.
$15.00                          Book Number: 19202                          Order / Enquire



RUSSELL, E.T. Pete, editor
STREETS AND ROADS OF SASKATOON
Saskatoon: Editor, 1973.
pp (6), 108. Card covers. Slight rubbing to spine, corner crease to rear cover, VG otherwise. "A Saskatoon Public School Project". Research done by students of the Saskatoon Public School System. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
$12.00                          Book Number: 45173                          Order / Enquire



SOUTHESK, Earl of (James Carnegie)
Saskatchewan and the Rocky Mountains: A Diary and Narrative of Travel, Sport, and Adventure, During a Journey Through the Hudson's Bay Company's Territories in 1859 & 1860
Edmonton, Alberta: Hurtig, 1969.
Octavo, green cloth. pp xxxviii, 448 + 2 colour folding maps; illlustrations, some full page. Fine copy. Jacket has small tears at head of spine, creases, VG otherwise. Fascimile reprint of the London, 1875, edition, with a new Introduction by L.G. Thomas. Note: bit over 1 kg parcel, extra shipping may be required.
$45.00                          Book Number: 42313                          Order / Enquire



Stechishin, Julian V.
A History of Ukrainian Settlement in Canada. Translation by Isidore Goreskyt. Edited by David Lupul
Saskatoon: Ukrainian Self-Reliance League of Canada, 1992.
Glossy printed boards. pp 246. Photographs, notes, bibliography, index. Ink notes at front of the son of a settler who is mentioned in the text, with just a few ink notes in text. Fine otherwise. Covers settlement in Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
$24.95                          Book Number: 45477                          Order / Enquire



STEGNER, Wallace
WOLF WILLOW. A History, a Story, and a Memory of the Last Plains Frontier.
New York: Viking, (1962) [for 1963]., 1963.
The unindicated second printing for the USA, third printing overall, of the first edition. Octavo, hardcover, tan cloth. Light blue topstain sunned, else fine, no owner names. Price-clipped dust jacket has insect damage along flap folds and to spine; slightly yellowed spine has rubbing, small chips and tears to tips, short snag; just good, but still presentable in appearance. A memoir of Stegner's boyhood near Saskatchewan's Cyprus Hills, just north of the Montana border, and a fine book. First published 15 Oct., 1962, with errors on the endpaper maps. The second printing (made from first printing plates) was for the UK edition (published April, 1963, made from US sheets). The present copy is the second American printing, third printing overall, with the errors on the endpaper maps corrected. Colberg A 16.1.c. Buyers beware: quite a few copies being offered as firsts are not first printings.
$34.95                          Book Number: 19469                          Order / Enquire



SWANSON, Jean
SKY PAINTER: The Story of Robert Newton Hurley
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada: Western Producer Book Service, 1973.
Squarish quarto, blue cloth, illustrated endpapers. pp (xii), 137 plus a section of 32 colour plates, 26 black and white illustrations, and an index. Ink gift inscription at top margin of front free endpaper, else fine. Dust jacket has a three inch closed tear to front panel, small tears near head of spine, good. Saskatchewan landscape painter.
$25.00                          Book Number: 31802                          Order / Enquire



TYRE, Robert
DOUGLAS IN SASKATCHEWAN: the story of a socialist experiment
Vancouver: Mitchell Press, 1962.
The paper issue. Octavo, stapled in yellow card covers in dust jacket. pp [4], (8), 212, [8] + plates. Fine in jacket. Story of Premier Tommy Douglas and the CCF government in Saskatchewan, the only working socialist government in North America. This was when Saskatchewan was fairly poor. These days, with lots of oil revenue, they go Tory, natch.
$18.50                          Book Number: 43731                          Order / Enquire



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