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Vancouver: On Point Press 978-0-7748-9045-8 [978-0-7748-9045-8] 2019. (Hardcover) 197pp. Near fine in fine dust jacket. Bibliiography, index. "Fore more than four decades, Hugh Segal has been a leading voice of progressive conservatism in Canada. A self-described Red Tory warrior who disdains 'bootstrap' approaches to poverty, he has worked tirelessly to bring about policies that… Read more
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Toronto: University of Toronto Press [0-8020-8252-1] 2001. (Trade paperback) 440pp. Very good plus. Tables, charts, notes, index. "This book will be of great use for both undergraduate and graduate students of public administration, political science, and governance - and for a popular audience, including Ottawa-watchers" - Evert Lindquist, School of Public Administration, University of… Read more
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Histoire de la Nation Metisse Dans L'Ouest Canadien

by de Tremaudan, Auguste-Henri

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Saint-Boniface: Editions du Ble 920640-22-2 [920640-22-2] 1979. (Trade paperback) 448pp. Very good. The spine is cocked with a few reading creases and there is a closed tear where the front cover is coming away from the spine at the bottom. "L'Histoire de la nation metisse dans l'Ouest canadian, en plus d'etre l'histoire d'un groupe… Read more
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Vancouver: Mitchell Press 1962. (Hardcover) 212pp. Very good in very good dust jacket. The spine is worn at the top and bottom, the dust jacket is rubbed and chipped in a few spots, and there are a few ink marks on the front free endpaper. "From its beginning in depressed and drought-ridden Saskatchewan until… Read more
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Louis Riel et Gabriel Dumont

by Boyden, Joseph

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Toronto: Penguin Canada 978-0-670-06671-1 [978-0-670-06671-1] 2010. (Hardcover) 204pp. Very good in fine dust jacket. Sources, chronology. The bottom inch of the front cover of the book is dampstained, the spine is lightly torn and there is a previous owner's name on the front free endpaper. "Louis Riel, a controversial Metis mystic and visionary, fought… Read more
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The Canadian Parliamentary Companion

by Gemmill, J.A.

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Ottawa: J. Durie & Son 1887. (Hardcover) 430pp. Very good, no dust jacket. Tables, notes, addenda, index. The spine is lightly faded, the covers are a bit soiled, the hinges have been repaired and there are minor ink markings in the text. "Since the publication of the last edition of the Parliamentary Companion, in… Read more
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The Manitoba Mixedwoods; A Forest in Transition

by Kattenburg, David (With Lindy Clubb.)

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Brandon: Mixedwood Forest Research and Advisory Committee 0-9686070-04 [0-9686070-04] 2000. (Oblong 4to staplebound) 35pp. Very good plus. Color photographs, illustrations, maps. Two scratches on the back cover. "The southern mixedwood boreal forest stretches from Manitoba into central Saskatchewan and Alberta. Manitoba's mixedwoods straddle the province's western escarpment. They are a mosaic of coniferous and… Read more
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Toronto: Vintage Canada 978-0-307-40207-3 [978-0-307-40207-3] 2012. (Trade paperback) 433pp. Near fine. Illustrations, photographs, index. "Politely and unfailingly, every two weeks for almost four years, Yann Martel sent Prime Minister Stephen Harper a book and accompanying letter. He completed the project in 2011 with 101 book recommendations. Many books, many letters, one essential question hovering… Read more
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Life in the Clearings Versus the Bush

by Moodie, Susanna

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New York: De Witt & Davenport, Publishers [circa 1854]. (Hardcover) 300pp. Good to very good, no dust jacket. Decorated blue cloth with gilt cover illustration and gilt lettering and decorations to the spine. Ex-library, the spine is cocked and slightly fraying at the top and bottom, and the interior pages are a bit soiled, with… Read more
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Tales of the Early West

by Paterson, Edith

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Winnipeg: Privately Issued [0-9690920-0-8] 1978. (Trade paperback) 279pp. Very good. Signed by the author. Illustrations. A faint stain on the front cover. Presented by Maurice Burchell. Locale: Prairie Provinces; Western Canada. (Manitoba, CBC Radio Broadcast).
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Tales of the Early West

by Paterson, Edith (Illustrations by Bill Shuttleworth.)

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Winnipeg: Privately Issued [0-9690920-0-8] [1978]. (Trade paperback) 279pp. Very good. Illustrations. A previous owner's name markered out inside and ring marks on the back cover. Presented by Maurice Burchell. Illustrations by Bill Shuttleworth. Locale: Prairie Provinces; Western Canada. (Manitoba, CBC Radio Broadcast).
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A Number of Things; Stories of Canada Told Through Fifty Objects

by Urquhart, Jane (Illustrations by Scott McKowen.)

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Toronto: Patrick Crean Editions 978-1-44343-206-1 [978-1-44343-206-1] 2016, 1st printing. (Hardcover) 226pp. Very good plus in near fine dust jacket. Illustrations. The bottom of the spine is lightly worn and a previous owner's inscription inside. "From one of our nation's most beloved and iconic authors comes a lyrical 150th birthday gift to Canada. Jane Urquhart… Read more
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The Grenfell Obsession; An Anthology

by O'Brien, Patricia (editor)

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St. John's: Creative Publishers [1-895387-08-6] 1992. (4to) 162pp. Near fine in near fine dust jacket. Map endpapers, photographs, illustrations, bibliography. A faint stain on the front panel of the dust jacket. "Wilfred Thomason Grenfell was a young doctor when he arrived in Labrador in August 1892. There he found a land and a people… Read more
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Toronto: Key Porter [1-55013-101-X] 1989, numbered copy from a limited edition. (4to) 288pp. Near fine in fine dust jacket. Bookplate signed by the general editor. Maps, color photographs, illustrations, appendices, tables. The covers are lightly faded at the top and bottom edges. "Endangered Spaces provokes some pressing questions. Are Canadians willing to let wilderness… Read more
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Ottawa: J. Bureau 1875. (Hardcover) 152pp. Good, no dust jacket. Burgundy cloth with gilt lettering on the front cover. Plans, fold-out plan, illustrated photographic postcards, tables, advertisements. The spine is faded and edgeworn at the top and bottom, the front hinge is starting to crack, and the pages are dampstained. "In presenting this book… Read more
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Pirates & Outlaws of Canada 1610-1932

by Horwood, Harold (With Ed Butts.)

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Toronto: Doubleday Canada Limited 0-385-018373-9 [0-385-018373-9] 1984. (Hardcover) 260pp. Very good plus in very good plus dust jacket. Photographs, illustrations, bibliography, index. The spine is a bit cocked and the dust jacket is slightly faded along the spine. "Pirates and Outlaws takes the reader on a journey to a time when pirates ruled the… Read more
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Ottawa: Department of Mines and Resources 1946. (Map portfolio) np. Very good plus. Two maps printed with blue ink. Legends. The original envelope is creased with some minor closed tears. Time Period 1940's. Publisher series: Geological Survey Paper46-9. Locale: Nor-Acme--Manitoba; Prairie Provinces; Snow Lake--Manitoba; Western Canada. (Manitoba, Geological Survey, Geology--Manitoba, Maps, Mining--Manitoba).… Read more
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Vet in the Saddle; John L. Poett: First Veterinary Surgeon of the North West Mounted Police

by Loew, Franklin M. (With Edward H. Wood.) (Biography of John Luke Poett.)

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Saskatoon: Western Producer Prairie Books [1978]. (Hardcover) 128pp. Very good in very good dust jacket. Photographs, illustrations., map, appendices, notes, index. Minor rubbing to dust jacket. Biography of John Luke Poett. Locale:. (Western Canada, North West Mounted Police, Veterinary Science).
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Toronto: Penguin 978-0-14-319398-2 [978-0-14-319398-2] 2018. (Trade paperback) 344pp. Near fine. Black and white and color illustrated maps, color photograph, notes, index. "Every map tells a story. And every map has a purpose - it invites us to go somewhere we've never been. A History of Canada in Ten Maps conjures the world as it… Read more
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Sveinn Thorvaldson M.B.E.; A Family Chronicle

by Thorvaldson, Skapti O.

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Skapti O. Thorvaldson [1984]. (Hardcover) 73pp. Very good plus, no dust jacket. Signed by author. Frontispiece, photographs, gilt lettering. Locale: Arnes; Icelandic River--Manitoba; Riverton--Manitoba. (Manitoba, Business, Canadian Pacific Railway, Family History, Politics).
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