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Toronto: Published by the Society, 1926.
Thick quarto, original black cloth. 564 pp + 18 plates and one folding map. Cracked inner hinges neatly repaired, mild wear to outer corners; VG otherwise. Contains 30 articles concerning Ontario history, including: "Some Facts About the Schooner 'Nancy' in the War of 1812", "First Settlements of Pennsylviania Mennonites in Upper Canada", "Shipbuilding and Navigation on Lake Ontario to September, 1816", "Canal Engineering Yesterday and To-Day", "The Law Society in Upper Canada in 1822", "The Diary of C.M. Wr ight, 58th Batallion, 14th Brigade, France", and much more, including more on the War of 1812. Note: 2 kg parcel, extra postage will be required.
$45.00                          Book Number: 3977                          Order / Enquire

BROCK, Isaac, Major-General, Sir
DISTRICT GENERAL ORDERS OF MAJ.-GEN. SIR ISAAC BROCK FROM JUNE 27TH, 1812 - OCT. 16TH, 1812. [with] INSTRUCTIONS SENT TO OFFICERS COMMANDING FORTS, by Major-General Brock shortly before the attack on Queenston
Toronto: Women's Canadian Historical Society of Toronto, 1920.
Octavo,pp 48 + folding map at front, stapled, in card covers. Small chips and tears to spine ends neatly repaired, else fine. Transaction no. 19 of the Society. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced, depending upon your location.
$25.00                          Book Number: 42782                          Order / Enquire

CAIN, Emily
GHOST SHIPS. Hamilton and Scourge: Historical Treasures from the War of 1812.
Toronto: Musson, 1983.
Quarto, brown cloth, illustrated endpapers. 152 pp. Colour and black & white photos, maps, index. Fine copy. Dust jacket has short tears, nicks, tape repairs, good. In Aug., 1813, two American schooners sank in a storm in Lake Ontario during the War of 1812. Story of the the rediscovery and photographing of these tw o wrecks at 300 feet on the lake floor, with an historical background.
$14.95                          Book Number: 45557                          Order / Enquire

COLES, Harry L.
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1965.
Octavo, blue cloth. pp (16), 298, (299, ad), [3] + plates. Map, index. Damp stain with colour loss to upper margins of rear cover, soft ripples to late leaves, just a little leaned, yellowing to page edges, VG otherwise. Jacket has rippling and damp stains to rear panel and part of spine, short tears, internal repairs, just good. Chicago History of American Civilization series.
$14.95                          Book Number: 45511                          Order / Enquire

CURZON, Sarah Anne
LAURA SECORD, THE HEROINE OF 1812 : a Drama. And Other Poems
Toronto: C. Blackett Robinson, 1887.
Octavo, original reddish-brown cloth gilt lettered, all edges gilt. pp (8), (viii), (9)-215. Without the errata slip at rear found in some copies. Covers damp stained ans faded (a portion of rear cover bleached to white); bubbling to pastedowns; offset tanning to free endpapers; ink owner name to title page (J.C. McCorkell); text paper lightly rippled. In all, only fair externally, but internally, but for the rippling, the text is VG or better. "Sarah Anne Curzon née Vincent (1833 - November 6, 1898) was a Canadian poet, journalist, editor, and playwright who was one of 'the first women's rights activists and supporters of liberal feminism' in Canada. During her lifetime she was best known for her closet drama, Laura Secord: The Heroine of 1812, one of the works that made Laura Secord a household name." - Wikipedia. She called "Laura Secord" Canada's first feminist play. Contains a 6 page "Memoir" of Secord at the front. Also includes notes and some correspondence pertaining to the War of 1812.
$25.00                          Book Number: 45476                          Order / Enquire

A VETERAN OF 1812: the life of James Fitzgibbon
Toronto: Coles, 1970.
Facsimile reprint of the Toronto: Briggs, 1894 original. Red card covers. pp (336), (55, appendices). A little leaned, rubbing to spine folds and front cover, ink owner name, text paper a bit yellowed as always, else a good, clean copy.
$9.95                          Book Number: 45223                          Order / Enquire

GELLNER, John, editor
RECOLLECTIONS OF THE WAR OF 1812: three eyewitnesses' accounts. Originally published between 1828 and 1854
Toronto: Baxter, 1964.
Quarto, dark green leather grain cloth, map endpapers. pp [2], (6), (xiv), 153, [3]. #60 of an unspecified limitation signed by the editor and publisher.Tipped in colour frontispiece has creases to one corner, else a fine copy in fine green cloth slipcase. Accounts of Shadrach Byfield, a privat the the 41st Foot, who fought from Detroit to Lundy's Lane; P. Finan, the young son of a British officer who followed the army and witnessed the capture of York; Elias Darnell, a Kentucky volunteer who describes the campaign on the western frontier. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.
$50.00                          Book Number: 45826                          Order / Enquire

Toronto & East Lansing, MI: Ryerson / East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 1958.
Octavo, reddish brown cloth. (viii), 286 pp, index, illustrations. Fine in near fine jacket, no owner names.
$24.95                          Book Number: 45727                          Order / Enquire

Graves, Donald E., editor
MERRY HEARTS MAKE LIGHT DAYS: the War of 1812 Journal of Lieutenant John Le Couteur, 104th Foot
Ottawa: Carleton University Press, 1993.
Octavo, card covers in jacket. pp 308. Illustrated, bibliography, index. Ink owner name at front, else fine.
$12.95                          Book Number: 45663                          Order / Enquire

HISTORY OF THE WAR OF 1812 between Great Britain and the United States of America
Toronto: Morang, 1905.
Second edition. Tall octavo, (publisher's?) half sheep and light green cloth, spine with raised bands, lettered and decorated in gilt, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers, title page in red & black. pp [2], (xvi), 372, [2]. Frontispiece map and numerous illustrations and maps in text. Index. Joints cracked, neatly repaired, cracked inner hinges repaired with clear archival paper tape; light shelf rubbing to lower edges; else fine, no owner names. A significant history because it was one of the earliest from an Anglo-Canadian point of view. Previously published in St. John and Halifax in 1901 (some textual differences from this edition). Note: 2 kg parcel, extra postage will be required.
$85.00                          Book Number: 44301                          Order / Enquire

THE BLOODYBACKS. The British Serviceman in North America and the Caribbean 1655-1783.
London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1968.
Octavo. Maroon boards, pinkish endpapers. (368) pp, indexed. Review copy with dated review slip pasted in; VG in VG price-clipped dust jacket.
$18.00                          Book Number: 21738                          Order / Enquire

Toronto: Macmillan, 1934.
Octavo. Green limp cloth. [6], 35, [3] pp + frontispiece and 3 other plates. The whole rippled by damp but no tide marks, else fine. Uncommon. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
$19.95                          Book Number: 45504                          Order / Enquire

HENRY, Mrs. P.A.
MEMOIR OF REV. THOMAS HENRY, Christian Minister, York Pioneer, and Soldier of 1812
Oshawa, ON: Oshawa Historical Society, 1997.
Quarto, plum card covers, cerlox bound. pp 192 + an appendix of photos and an index. Facsimile reprint of the Toronto, 1880, edition. "Reprinted with appendix by the Oshawa Historical Society in recognition of its fortieth anniversary 1957-1997". Minor cover use, else fine.
$19.95                          Book Number: 45453                          Order / Enquire

HITSMAN, J. Mackay
THE INCREDIBLE WAR OF 1812: A Military History
Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1966.
Second printing. Octavo, card covers. pp (xiv), 265 + plates; maps in text, index, bibliography. Bit leaned, else VG.
$14.95                          Book Number: 45505                          Order / Enquire

Hodgins, Thomas, 1828-1910
British and American diplomacy affecting Canada,
Toronto: Publishers' Syndicate, 1900.
Dark blue cloth. 102 p + colour map frontispiece. 1 map in text. Covers a little bowed, else fine and bright. "The substance of the earlier pages of this little work appeared as an article on 'Canada's loss by the treaty of independence', with incidental references to some later treaties, in an English Review in 1898." Appendix no. 1. Articles of the Treaty of 1825 ... no 2. Provisional boundary between Canada and Alaska ... no. 3. Map of Lynn canal ....
$35.00                          Book Number: 44582                          Order / Enquire

HOLDEN, Alan and Lieutenant Colonel William A. Smy, compilers
(Ridgeville, ON): Colonel John Butler (Niagara) Branch of the United Empire Loyalists' Association of Canada, 2002.
Quarto, 33 leaves printed on rectos only, spiral bound in card covers. Fine. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
$10.00                          Book Number: 44977                          Order / Enquire

CURSE OF THE FLEUR DE LIS: The Biography of Jacob Killman, Sr. U. E. Broken Ear (Ta-Honh-Ta-Riako)
Caledonia, ON: Killman Art Gallery Publishing, 1990.
Blue boards, endpaper maps. pp 278. Illustrated. Fine copy. VG jacket has some sunning in margins. jacket. "This is the true story of a man who lived during the most turbulent years in the history of North America. The colourful saga of a soldier, lover & valiant founding father of the great province of Ontario." Chapters: Albany Bush - his life in British colonial New York; Catharine's Town - home of his Seneca lover; The Committee Men - the rebel committee of safety; The Secret Expedition - the Loyalist counter attack; Painted Tories - a Loyalist guerrilla army is born; The Castle Smasher - the death of the confederacy; Flaming Arrows - flame and sword, Loyalist retaliation; The Last Command - the defeat of the rebel Daniel Boone; The Land Ticket - banishment, the struggle at Niagara; and A Province is Born - the War of 1813 and the new British colony of Upper Canada prevails. Size: Octavo.
$17.95                          Book Number: 45295                          Order / Enquire

(Lowell, John, Jr., 1769-1840) A NEW ENGLAND FARMER
PERPETUAL WAR, the policy of Mr. Madison : being a candid examination of his late message to Congress, so far as respects the following topicks ..viz., the pretended negotiations for peace ..the important and interesting subject of a conscript militia...
Boston: Printed by C. Stfbbins [sic, Stebbins], 1812.
Octavo, stitched, in self wrappers, edges untrimmed. pp 78, [2, blank]. The title continues: "and the establishment of an immense standing army of guards and spies, under the name of a local volunteer force .....By a New England Farmer...". Spine nearly repaired with clear archival paper tape; paper tanned; tan soil spots to last three leaves; some light foxing in text; else a VG copy. >>> John Lowell, Jr., was a member of the Federalist Party and a leading member of the "Essex Junto", a political group from Essex County, Massachusetts active during the Revolution. During the War of 1812, they called for a new union of the the original thirteen states which would entail the succession of those states from a union which was adding territory in the west. A wealthy partrician from Roxbury, Lowell led the New England opposition to the War of 1812. In this and his other extreme pamphlet, President James Madison was accused of refusing to seek a peaceful settlement with Great Britain, and he wrote in favour of impressment of seamen as a right of long standing, not a cause for war. Arguing against the invasion of Canada [Madison had already sent three expeditions, all of which, as well as all subsequent and all former American invasions, ultimately failed.], he wrote "but is Canada necessary to Great-Britain? No: is it as important to her as her own seamen? No; then she will never give up to our demand of protecting her own native subjects, even if we take Canada." He goes on to say that Madison and his supporters "have so often promised us, the barren provinces of two Canadas, as a compensation for the loss or our commerce, our blood, and our treasure" and asks "will those men, who proposed and discussed a bill, for the occupation and annexation of the Canadas, in the United States, pretend, that those provinces will invade us?" He thought that the British were not in a strong enough position to defend Canada (they weren't, particularly, but with the help of the militia and some Indians, not to mention some incompentance on the part of the American officers, they sent the invaders back home with fewer men]. Edward Everett wrote of Lowell "He possessed colloquial powers of the highest order and a flow of unstudied eloquence never surpassed, and rarely, as with him, united with the command of an accurate, elegant, and logical pen." Despite the probable truth of this judgment, John Lowell was one of the founders of the Massachusetts General Hospital, a benefactor of the Boston Atheneum, for many years the President of the Massachusetts Agriculture Society [he was an avid and distinguished agriculturalist and botanist], and from 1810-28 a member of the Harvard corporation. AMICUS online locates five "hard copies" (SRU, NSWA, OKQ, OOA, OONL]. TPL 905. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
$295.00                          Book Number: 38950                          Order / Enquire

Oxford: Clarendon Press (Oxford University), 1906.
Maroon cloth. pp (8), (270), [2] + 7 maps (5 large folding), and one map in text. Yellowing to spine edges; spine lightly sunned with minor rubbing; rubber stamped ink private owner name on front free endpaper and across title page; VG+ otherwise.
$95.00                          Book Number: 47691                          Order / Enquire

M'LEOD, D., Major General (Donald M'Leod, 1779-1879)
A BRIEF REVIEW OF THE SETTLEMENT OF UPPER CANADA. With a new introduction by William F.E. Morley
Belleville, Ontario: Mika, 1977.
Second printing of this facsimile reprint of the Cleveland, 1841, edition Octavo, green cloth. pp (8), 292. Fine copy. The origial title page continues: "by the U.E. Loyalists and Scotch Highlanders, in 1783: And of the Grievances Which Compelled the Canadas to Have Recourse to Arms in Defence of Their Rights and Liberties, in 1837 and 1838: Together with a brief sketch of the campaigns of 1813, '13, '14: with an account of the military excursions, burnings, and sacking of towns and villages, by the British, in the upper and lower Provinces, during the commotion of 1837 and '38." M'Leod was a journalist who became a leader on the reformers side in the Upper Canada Rebellion.
$30.00                          Book Number: 45370                          Order / Enquire

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