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CANADA: her natural resources, navigation, principal steamer lines and transcontinental railways. The 12th Congress of the Permanent International Association of Navigation Congresses
Ottawa: Dept. of Marine and Fisheries, 1912.
Quarto, brown cloth backstrip and brown card covers embossed in gilt. pp 287 + frontispiece portrait + colour folding map + large colour folding map at rear. Many interesting photos in text of boats, trains, scenery, etc. Title page printed in red and yellow, on thicker paper. The large folding map at rear has some creases and a two inch tear, but clean and unworn otherwise; separation in gutter at p 284, with paper pulled away from the staples; last leaf has nicks and a margin crease; a VG or better copy otherwise, covers quite clean, not creased, unworn; no owner names. Note:1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping mayl be required.
$65.00                          Book Number: 36778                          Order / Enquire

THE GOLDEN YEARS OF TRUCKING. Commemorating Fifty Years of Service by the Ontario Trucking Association.
Rexdale, Ontario: Ontario Trucking Association, 1977.
Green boards. (x), (190) pp. Well illustrated. Narrow band of sunning to foot of spine, two small light tan spots to fore edges, VG+ otherwise in VG jacket. Inscribed in 1979 by J.O. Goodman, Executive VP, to Roy McMurtry, at time Attorney-General of Ontario and later Chief Justice.
$25.00                          Book Number: 45011                          Order / Enquire

THE LIGHTS OF COBB AND CO.: the story of the frontier coaches, 1854-1924
Adelaide: Rigby, 1967.
Octavo, brown cloth. pp 228 + plates. Fine in near fine jacket. Story of an Australian stage coach line.
$19.50                          Book Number: 36737                          Order / Enquire

Toronto: Macmillan, 1917.
Octavo, light grey cloth. pp (2), (viii), 258, (4). Cracked ront inner hinge neatly repaired, mild cover soiling, else a VG copy, no owner names. Argues against private ownership of railways, informed by the conduct of the famous railway criminals, er, patriots, of the 19th century in the US and Canada.
$30.00                          Book Number: 36726                          Order / Enquire

KEEPING ONTARIO MOVING: the history of roads and road building in Ontario
Toronto: Dundern, 2015.
Large square quarto, black boards. pp xvi, 432. Colour and b&w illustrations, index. Corner crease to one leaf, two small tan spots to fore edges, else fine in fine jacket. Note: 3 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.
$35.00                          Book Number: 45381                          Order / Enquire

Canadian Pacific Railway (Sanford Fleming, Engineer-in- Chief)
Ottawa: Printed by Maclean, Roger, & Co., 1878.
Tall octavo. Original light green printed wrappers. pp 104 + 3 colour folding maps. Spine chipped, neatly repaired; old tape stains to inner margins of covers; 2 cm strip at top of front cover clipped away with resultant browning to first page; hole cut in front cover just about the imprint; corner chips to covers; text paper lightly toned; light damp stain at bottom margin of first four leaves; in all, VG internally clean and unworn, just fair externally, the whole now sound in the binding. With rubber stamp to front cover "Library of Sanford Fleming". Lowther 523. When Sir John A. MacDonald was returned to power on 16 Oct., 1878 (after being booted from office in consequence of the Pacific Scandal of bribe-taking over the CPR contract), Sir John's government quickly decided that the great railway would take the southern route and terminate at Port Moody, British Columbia, following the Fraser and Thompson Rivers from Kamloops. Sir San Fleming had argued for the northern route, crossing the Rockies at the Yellowhead Pass.
$350.00                          Book Number: 31382                          Order / Enquire

THE QUEEN'S HIGHWAY from ocean to ocean
London & Chicago: Sampson, Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington / A.C. McClurg, 1887.
With the McClurg spine imprint. Octavo, red pictorial cloth stamped in black and silver, gilt lettered, black endpapers. pp (xii), (432) + frontispiece with tissue guard and 19 collotype plates + 2 colour folding maps at rear. Book a little leaned; front free endpaper protrudes at fore edge a little, crack to gutter after the front free endpaper; very light spine darkening, yellowing to page edges, soft bumps to outer corners and to foot of spine, else a near fine, bright & tight copy, no owner names. An account of crossing Canada by the newly completed Canadian Pacific Railway. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.
$175.00                          Book Number: 36744                          Order / Enquire

Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1966.
Quarto. Brown boards. [10], 246 pp, indexed, photos, maps and illustrations in text. Fine in VG jacket. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.
$16.95                          Book Number: 45798                          Order / Enquire

HOOD, M. McIntyre
OSHAWA. "The Crossing Between the Waters". A History of "Canada's Motor City".
Oshawa, Ontario: McLaughlin Public Library Board,, 1968.
Blue cloth, pictorial endpapers. (viii), 408 pp. Numerous photos inserted. Soft bruise to upper outer corners of text and rear cover, nick to top edge of rear cover, else a fine copy. Jacket has nicks and rubbing to spine tips, short creased tear to rear panel, VG otherwise. Inscribed by the author. Local history of this Ontario city, home of an important General Motors plant, site of a previous Canadian automobile plant (the McLaughlin). Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.
$24.95                          Book Number: 9018                          Order / Enquire

B.S.A. MOTOR CYCLES: A practical guide covering all models from 1931. With fifty-five illustrations
London: C. Arthur Pearson, 1951.
3rd edition (first was in 1948). 12mo, red boards. pp viii, 9-194, (14, ads). 55 figures in text. Pencil ownership inscription at front, else a VG+ clean, tight and unworn copy. The dust jacket is poor - about half torn away. A technical book on BSA maintenance.
$18.00                          Book Number: 36990                          Order / Enquire

London & Toronto: J.M. Dent, 1915.
Octavo, blue cloth gilt. Pp xvi, 264 + frontispiece portrait, 30 plates, and 2 folding maps. Bibliography, index. Mild rubbing to tips of lightly darkened spine and outer corners; front cover has 4 tiny white flecks and a small dark spot; 1916 ink name at front; offset tanning to free endpapers; 3 inch closed tear to rear map neatly repaired; else a VG clean, tight and unworn copy otherwise. The author, of the Manitoba bar, was founder and for two years editor of the "Herald" at the Pas. "The purpose of this book is chiefly to tell of the country along the Hudson Bay Railway now under construction, of Hudson’s Bay, the Mediterranean Sea of North America, and of the resources to be found in Manitoba’s new territory, including the great inland sea on which it borders." - Preface. Laid in is a folded TLS on Dept. of Railways & Canals signed by F.M. MacLennan. He is returning the book to someone. He says there are "so many erroneous newspaper extracts" and "the talk of a great city on the coast of Hudson Bay seems to me to be absurd" because of the weather there. Peel III 4167.
$65.00                          Book Number: 33740                          Order / Enquire

TUPPER, Charles, Sir (1821-1915).
DISCOURS DE SIR CHARLES TUPPER sur les resolutions du chemin de fer du Pacifique Canadien 5 Février 1884 [caption title].
Ottawa: 1884.
Octvo, 68 pp, sewn. Disbound ex library copy, no covers. Pulpy text paper tanned; paper remains to spine; library perforation to first leaf and several others; "884" rubber stamped to top margin of page 1; else VG, binding tight, text clean and unworn . The French language version of ANNUAL STATEMENT RESPECTING THE CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY...5th Feb., 1884. Ottawa: McLean, Roger, 1884 (51 pp). Sir Charles Tupper, one of the "Fathers of Confederation", was a very important Canadian politician of t he 19th century. From 1873-78 he was right-hand man of Canada's first Prime Minister, Sir John A. MacDonald, and was himself briefly (6 months) Prime Minister in 1896. From 1879-1884 he was minister of railways and canals, and as such supervised the arrangements for the building of the Canadian Pacific Railway. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced, depending upon your location.
$25.00                          Book Number: 13920                          Order / Enquire

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