Hardcover. New York, Macmillan Company, Revised, Limited Edition, 1903, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 371 pages. Hardcover. Revised, limited edition - this edition being two hundred and forty-five copies, of which this is handstamped #38. Black & white illustrations, includes fold-out map. Darkening to spine label. Light wear. Clean, tight copy.
Softcover. Vancouver, University of British Columbia Press, 1st, 2012, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 286 pages, b&w illustrations. In December 1941, Japan attacked multiple targets in the Far East and the Pacific, including Canadian battalions in Hong Kong. This intriguing account of Canadian intelligence gathering and strategic planning on the eve of the crisis dispels the assumption that the Allies were totally unprepared for war. Canadians worked closely with their US and Allied counterparts to uncover Japan's intentions and to develop a strategic plan for defence. By highlighting Canada's role as a Pacific power, this book sheds new light both on the Pacific War and on events that led to the creation of the Grand Alliance. Clean copy.
Hardcover. Toronto, University of Toronto Press, 1st, 2006, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket, 407 pages, b&w illustrations. In his controversial and award-winning 2003 book Fields of Fire, Terry Copp offered a stunning reversal of accepted military history, challenging the conventional view that the Canadian contribution to the Battle of Normandy was a failure. Cinderella Army continues the story of the operations carried out by the First Canadian Army in the last nine months of the war, and extends the argument developed in Fields of Fire that "the achievement of the Allied and especially the Canadian armies... has been greatly underrated while the effectiveness of the German army has been greatly exaggerated." Copp supports this argument with research conducted on numerous trips to the battlefields of France, Belgium, Holland and Germany. His detailed knowledge of the battlefield terrain, along with contemporary maps and air photos, allows Copp to explore the defensive positions that Canadian soldiers were required to overcome, and to illustrate how impressive their achievements truly were. Clean copy.
Hardcover. New York, Hamlyn Publishing Group, Ltd., 1st, 1973, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Illustrated guide to historical and modern Eskimo art. 96 pages, illustrated with more than 100 photographs, both color and black/white (many full-page). Book and dust jacket are in very good condition, dust jacket shows some light edge wear.
Softcover. Toronto, Musson Book Company Limited, Revised Ed., 1931, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, original cream paper cover with light green and black lettering and decoration, and color pastedown of a painting. Ad for Chateau Frontenac inside front cover, and one for McColl-Frontenac Oil Co. Limited inside back cover. Interior is clean and free of markings. The book describes historical places of interest in the Montreal area. 96 pages including Index. Size: 6 1/4 x 9 Inches. Mild edgewear to covers.
Hardcover. Toronto, William Briggs, 1st, 1894, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Inscribed by author's son. 568 pages, b&w illustrations. Fold-out map in rear torn, but present. Bright blue cloth covers w/ gilt lettering and design. Light wear to corners; small stains on rear cover. Ex-lib with number on bottom of spine, embossed stamp on title page, pocket inside rear cover. Else a very nice, tight copy.
Softcover. Musee McCord d'histoire, 1st, d'histoire, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 143 pages, illustrated throughout in b&w. Text in French and English. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to wrappers.
Hardcover. Montreal, Poirier, Bessette & Co., unk., 1893, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, 546 pages, many b&w illustrations including maps and fold-outs. Binding is shaken and both covers loose with cracked hinges, front fly leaf loose. Internally good. Leather spine and corners with pink pebbled cloth covers, marled end papers.
Softcover. Calgary CA, University of Calgary Press, 1st, 2001, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, pictorial wraps, 615 pages. Critical forces of culture and nature collide in this comprehensive history of Ellesmere Island in the age of contact. Surveying the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Lyle Dick presents an impressive treatment of European-Inuit contact in the High Arctic (the area of what is now the Quttinirpaaq National Park) while considering the roles of the natural environment and cultures as factors in human history. As he charts the dynamic interplay between change and continuity in this forbidden land, Dick unravels the complexities of cultural exchange and human relationships to the Arctic landscape. Muskox Land provides a meticulously researched and richly illustrated treatment of Canada's High Arctic as it interweaves insights from historiography, Native studies, ecology, anthropology, and polar exploration. Winner of the Harold Adams Innis Prize for Best English Language Book in the Social Sciences, Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences. Clean copy.
Hardcover. Southbury CT, self-published, 1st, 1971, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, printed paper over pictorial boards. 75 pages with many b&w illustrations. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on half-title page. Clean, bright copy.
Hardcover. Alberta, Canada, West of the Fourth Historians, 1st, 1979, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 635 pages, photographs throughout, illustrated brown cover. Minor edge wear and fade, otherwise, very clean and tight copy.
Hardcover. Boston, David R Godine, 1st, 1993, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 226 pages. Oversized. Black cloth cover, gilt design, very little wear. Dust jacket with minor wear. Many b&w photographs throughout. A bright, clean copy. The story of William Notman and his sons and proteges who for over 60 years chronicled North America ( Canada and continental United States ) through the eye of a camera. He gives an invaluable view of what was like to live in the latter part of the Victorian era.