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OLD SQUARE-TOES AND HIS LADY  The Life of James and Amelia Douglas, Adams, John
1 Adams, John OLD SQUARE-TOES AND HIS LADY The Life of James and Amelia Douglas
Horsdal & Schubart Publishers 2001 092066377X / 9780920663776 First Edition Softcover Good+ 
Ex-library book in good condition, usual ex-lib type of markings. Pages are clean and unmarked. Cover has some scuffing and wear at corners, light corner curling. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 224 pages; At the pinnacle of his career, Sir James Douglas, fur trader and colonial governor, was knighted by the order of Queen Victoria, and greatly enjoyed the pomp of his position. Considering his modest beginnings as a mixed-race baby in South America, this lofty status was remarkable. The life of Amelia, companion throughout James' long rise, saw even more suprising changes. Amelia was of mixed blood too, being part-Cree, part-Scot. She never left the northern Canadian forests until she married James, but ended up a respected lady of the Empire. Between them, James and Amelia Douglas knew everybody who was anybody in western North America. Their lives saw astonishing contrasts, from crossing North America by canoe to touring Europe by train, from Native uprisings to frantic gold rushes. They met with grief as well as glory, losing seven of their beloved children. Old Square-Toes and His Lady is a story of the adventure, heartbreak and devotion that lies at the roots of western Canada. (335-noto) 
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Old Square-Toes and His Lady,  The Life of James and Amelia Douglas, Adams, John
2 Adams, John Old Square-Toes and His Lady, The Life of James and Amelia Douglas
Horsdal & Schubart Publishers 2001 092066377x / 9780920663776 First Edition Softcover Very Good+ 
Ex-library book, but still in very good condition. Sturdy laminated cover and usual ex-lib type of markings. Pages clean and all intact, a little soiling outer edge of pages. Overall wear is light. B/w illus. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 224 pages; At the pinnacle of his career, Sir James Douglas, fur trader and colonial governor, was knighted by the order of Queen Victoria, and greatly enjoyed the pomp of his position. Considering his modest beginnings as a mixed-race baby in South America, this lofty status was remarkable. The life of Amelia, companion throughout James' long rise, saw even more suprising changes. Amelia was of mixed blood too, being part-Cree, part-Scot. She never left the northern Canadian forests until she married James, but ended up a respected lady of the Empire. Between them, James and Amelia Douglas knew everybody who was anybody in western North America. Their lives saw astonishing contrasts, from crossing North America by canoe to touring Europe by train, from Native uprisings to frantic gold rushes. They met with grief as well as glory, losing seven of their beloved children. Old Square-Toes and His Lady is a story of the adventure, heartbreak and devotion that lies at the roots of western Canada. (345noto) 
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HORSE COP, Adams, Robert J.
3 Adams, Robert J. HORSE COP
Spruce Grove, Alberta Megamy Publishing 1998 0968191630 / 9780968191637 First Edition Softcover Fine Signed by Author
Signed/Inscribed by author on title page: "Happy Birthday Grandpa, Robert J. Adams 2000 #20849". Fine condition - only very light wear overall, clean and unmarked. When Bob, a country boy from the Stump Farm in rural Alberta, is accepted into the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, he embarks on a journey filled with high expectations and dreams of grandeur; he enthusiastically leaves his humble home to travel across the Canadian prairie into the nation's capital where he is trained as one of Canada's finest and then sent to small-town Saskatchewan to practice his trade without fear, favour or affection. In typical Adams fashion each story is packed with wit and humor as he shares his experiences with the effects of tear gas, penny meters, electric speed timers, and transporting prisoners in his 1960 Volkswagen Beetle. The author's third collection of short stories will leave you laughing as he comes to realize that reality is not necessarily what dreams are made of..... [osl-310]; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 226 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 12.95 USD
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THE STUMP FARM, Adams, Robert J.
4 Adams, Robert J. THE STUMP FARM
Spruce Grove, Alberta Megamy 1997 0968191606 / 9780968191606 Softcover Very Good 
Ex-library book, but still in very good condition - sturdy laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings. Clean interior, all pages intact. SUMMARY: Enjoy the trials of Bobby as we take a humorous journey back through tiime to a world forgotten. A time when a young Canada was bringing boys back from the second World War, but the hardships were unnoticed by a young boy who was more concerned with genuine moose hide moccasins, his Grandfather's .22 and the pin up of Marilyn Monroe on the out house wall.....; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; Live his adventures laugh at his antics as the author recalls the age of innocence. View this naive youth with love and laughter as we reminisce about better times. Times when we were too young to see the cynicism and harsh realities of the world. When our needs were simple and laughter came easily. (300-osl? ) 
Price: 3.95 USD
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The Rumrunners - Dodging the Law During Prohibition, Anderson, Frank W.
5 Anderson, Frank W. The Rumrunners - Dodging the Law During Prohibition
Folklore Pub 2004 1894864409 / 9781894864404 First Edition Softcover New 
Book is new and unread, no markings. 120 pages. B/w illustrations. The thirsty days of Prohibition in Alberta began at midnight on June 30, 1916, but many had been drinking so hard that the booze had long ago run out. Suddenly, the rumrunner was king, and backyard stills popped up everywhere. Even though the government introduced new laws and set up a new police force, liquor was still being made, sold and consumed by those who could outwit the law. Here is Frank W. Anderson's rollicking account of the Prohibition years. (200os) ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Price: 10.50 USD
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CHARLES BRUCE A Literary Biography, Andrew Wainwright
6 Andrew Wainwright CHARLES BRUCE A Literary Biography
Formac Publishing 1988 0887800645 / 9780887800641 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
Very good condition. Pages unmarked other than erased pencilled prices on endpage. Light edge/corner wear to cover, one rear corner is creased. " Charles Bruce is one of the most distinguished Canadian writers of all time. His most noted work, The Channel Shore is one of the best Canadian novels of the 20th century. His short stories and poetry won acclaim from his contemporaries and in 1951 he won the Governor General's Award for a book of poetry. " [480] ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 14.95 USD
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The Life of a River, Andy Russell
7 Andy Russell The Life of a River
Toronto McClelland and Stewart 1987 0771078781 / 9780771078781 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
HC/DJ - near fine/very good. Book is from the Writers Guild of Alberta library and has a few ex-lib type markings, including a front pocket and spine sticker. Hardcover is clean and tight, with minimal wear and no markings other than as above. Dustjacket has light age tanning, light scuffing and very light edgewear, no tears. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; “For those with eyes to see, a river can be a living link with our past. ” In this unique blend of history and reminiscence, Andy Russell tells the story of the Oldman River, running east from the Rocky Mountains. He recalls his personal encounters with the land and the people; the astonishing role this area has played since the Ice Age as the only ice-free passage on the continent; the ancient peoples who lived and hunted along its shores; the coming of the first white explorers, and then settlers; and finally, the dam that will destroy the river. Part memoir, part history, part passionate defence of nature, this book is an “emotional and fascinating tale” (Saskatoon Star-Phoenix). (465not,0514) 
Price: 13.50 USD
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MEMORIES OF MARGARET My Friendship with Margaret Laurence, Bailey, Don
8 Bailey, Don MEMORIES OF MARGARET My Friendship with Margaret Laurence
Prentice Hall 1989 0135743931 / 9780135743935 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
An attractive copy, only light wear overall. Interior clean & tight, no markings. 237 pages. "......We engaged in each other's lives and I have struggled to recount those moments as accurately as I could. My goal in committing these memories to the page is an attempt to give some small sense of who Margaret Laurence, the human being, was. To me at least". ; 8vo 
Price: 10.50 USD
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LAND OF PROMISE, Blackburn, John H.
9 Blackburn, John H. LAND OF PROMISE
Toronto Macmillan 1970 First Edition Hardcover Good in Good dust jacket 
Ex-library book with laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings. Jacket, attached to book, has light wear, moderate soiling and fading to spine. Interior pages are clean and tight, may be the occasional small spot or earmark, light soiling to outer edge of pages. B/w photos. Blackburn's account of pioneer farming in Alberta is typical of the experience of many prairie settlers, and is an important contribution to the history of the Canadian West. [565]; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 9.50 USD
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A BORDER OF BEAUTY Arthur Lismer's Pen and Pencil, Bridges, Marjorie Lismer
10 Bridges, Marjorie Lismer A BORDER OF BEAUTY Arthur Lismer's Pen and Pencil
Red Rock 1977 0920178049 / 9780920178041 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
HC/DJ - fine/VG+. Hardcover clean, tight and unmarked, a little bumping at spine ends, slight upward tilt to front cover. Jacket has light edgewear, few small tears and light age tanning, not clipped. Colour & b/w illustrations. A myriad of pen and ink drawings - landscapes, satirical, and always the faces of people - a mood, a time, a place - captured by the artist with swift strokes of pen and pencil.... [770] ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 156 pages 
Price: 15.95 USD
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NAKED EYE, Burrill, William
11 Burrill, William NAKED EYE
Toronto Insomniac Press 1998 1895837316 / 9781895837315 First Edition Softcover Very Good+ 
Ex-library book in very good condition - sturdy laminated cover, usual ex-lib type markings, only light wear overall. "This is a collection of William Burrill's often caustic and always humorous column Naked Eye which appears every week in Eye Weekly. William Burrill is the secret love-child of Dave Barry and P. J. O'Rourke with all the subtleties of Hunter S. Thompson. Burrill is funny, irreverent, charismatic and insightful.... " (os) ; ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Price: 7.00 USD
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THE PERFECTION OF THE MORNING An Apprenticeship in Nature, Butala, Sharon (Signed)
12 Butala, Sharon (Signed) THE PERFECTION OF THE MORNING An Apprenticeship in Nature
Harper Collins 1994 0002550636 / 9780002550635 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by author on half title page. Hardcover is clean, tight and unmarked. Jacket has a little scuffing & slight edge creasing, no tears. "Always aware of the spiritual and the mysterious that hover on the verge of all experience, Butala's highly acclaimed memoir of how she left a promising academic career to live as a rancher's wife in a desolate part of Saskatchewan paints a portrait that tells of the abundance of the Canadian landscape, as well as its harshness and social limitations. " [441]; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by Author 
Price: 15.50 USD
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THE BOOK OF TED Epistles from an Unrepentant Redneck, Byfield, Ted
13 Byfield, Ted THE BOOK OF TED Epistles from an Unrepentant Redneck
Edmonton, AB Keystone Press 1998 09683372 First Edition Hardcover Fine with no dust jacket 
Blue, faux leather hardcover, no jacket (as issued) . Limited edition not stated but No. 2235 printed on last endpage. Minimal Wear overall, interior clean & tight, no markings. 69 pages, b/w photos. Colour frontispiece of Byfield. From Inside Front Cover: "By all objective standards, Ted Byfield is the finest columnist in Canada today. In the 25 years he has been publishing Alberta Report, Byfield has delivered his unabashedly conservative message with wit and intelligence, engaging and challenging his reader, and never for a second boring him.....In this book are gathered the best of Byfield's weekly columns from the past quarter century. They cover everything from abortion to zionism and are guaranteed to elicit on of two reactions in the reader - 'Absolutely right! ' or 'Absolute Crap! ' For, love him or hate him, no one comes away from reading a Ted Byfield column feeling the least bit equivocal.."; 8vo 
Price: 21.50 USD
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JIM A Life with AIDS, Callwood, June
14 Callwood, June JIM A Life with AIDS
Lester and Orpen Denny's 1988 0886192242 / 9780886192242 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
Very good condition. Cover has light wear to corners, a little corner curling. Pages are clean and intact, with no markings, very light spotting outer edge of pages. The story of a gay Jehovah's witness, as he struggles with AIDS. "Jim's story will inform and enlighten everyone who seeks a better understanding of a tragedy that increasingly touches all our lives. And people with AIDS, and their families and friends, will find in it strength and encouragement" (from back cover). [540] ; 8vo 
Price: 11.95 USD
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YOU CAN'T PRINT THAT!  Memoirs of a Political Voyeur, Charles Lynch
15 Charles Lynch YOU CAN'T PRINT THAT! Memoirs of a Political Voyeur
Edmonton, AB Hurtig Publishers 1983 0888302452 / 9780888302458 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Hurtig HARDCOVER edition 1983, first edition. HC/DJ - near fine/VG. Hardcover is clean and intact, with no markings, slight spotting outer edge of pages, slight wear/bumping to corners. Dustjacket is price clipped, with minor edge wear, no tears, scuffing of back and front. ; 8vo; "Memoirs of a Political Voyeur. Hilarious, uproarious, and at times outrageous. Charles Lynch's memoirs give a close-up view of many of the great figures of the era, revealing everything from the naked truth (literally) about John Diefenbaker to Prince Philip's remarks about the Queen. " (590noto, 8-14) 
Price: 14.95 USD
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THE STAIRWAY The Reissue of an Early Feminist Classic, Chown, Alice A.
16 Chown, Alice A. THE STAIRWAY The Reissue of an Early Feminist Classic
University of Toronto Press 1988 0802066836 / 9780802066831 Softcover Very Good+ 
Very nice condition, only light wear overall, light wear to cover, clean, no markings. The Stairway reveals much about Alice Chown's life and thought and points to her importance in Canadian feminist history persuing such topics as the abolition of war and the belief in a new age. The reissue of an early feminist classic, tells of an extraordinary life: suffragist, settlement worker, peace activitist, journalist, College teacher. Memoirs of an early 20th-century Canadian feminist. (450noto? ) ; 8vo; 273 pages 
Price: 7.50 USD
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TYPING A LIFE IN 26 KEYS, Cohen, Matt
17 Cohen, Matt TYPING A LIFE IN 26 KEYS
Toronto Vintage Canada 2001 0679311246 / 9780679311249 First Edition Softcover Fine 
Trade softcover in excellent condition, clean and intact, small remainder marking across bottom edge of pages, wear is minimal. 248 pages. Matt Cohen left us all a gift when he decided, in the last six months of his life, to write a memoir. Typing is an invaluable and touching reckoning of the writing life, funny in many places, brilliant in others. (300noto) ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall 
Price: 8.95 USD
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Butter Down the Well - Reflections of a Canadian Childhood, Collins, Robert
18 Collins, Robert Butter Down the Well - Reflections of a Canadian Childhood
SK Western Producer Prairie Books 1985 Second Printing Softcover Very Good 
Western Producer, 2nd printing 1985. Very good condition. Pages clean and unmarked other than small gift inscription first endpage and one page with two small edge tears, light age tanning to pages. Cover has light scuffing and slight wear at corners. ; 8vo 
Price: 4.95 USD
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Butter Down the Well Reflections of a Canadian Childhood, Collins, Robert
19 Collins, Robert Butter Down the Well Reflections of a Canadian Childhood
Saskatoon, SK Western Producer Prairie Books 1986 0888331304 / 9780888331304 Third Printing Softcover Near Fine 
Very nice condition, pages clean and unmarked, light age tanning. Light scuffing to cover. Minor wrinkling to small area near bottom of first section of pages. " The dirty thirties might have been barren - a veritable physical wasteland - but to a young boy with a large imagination and an alert mind, they were years of joy and delight. It is a compelling story which holds one's interest from beginning to end. "--Canadian Book Review Annual. (180os) ; 8vo; 149 pages 
Price: 6.50 USD
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BULL RIDING  Rodeo's Most Dangerous 8 Seconds, Cowan, Floyd
20 Cowan, Floyd BULL RIDING Rodeo's Most Dangerous 8 Seconds
Detselig Enterprises Ltd. 1999 1550591797 / 9781550591798 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
Ex-library book, but still in very good condition - sturdy laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings such as front and spine sticker. Interior pages clean and tight, a little soiling to outer edge of pages. Cover has light scuffing and light wear at corners. B/w & colour photos. "Bull riders are a breed of their own, in no other sport do they have to put their lives on the line and be outmatched 10 to 1 in size." Here you'll meet the men who take these risks, and the legendary bulls they ride.....; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 185 pages; You'll also find the bull fighters, the clowns who not only entertain the audience but save bull riders' lives, as well as the ranchers who raise bulls for the rodeo. You'll travel with cowboys on the grinding road from event to event and see firsthand the gruelling life of a rodeo bull rider. 29 bxw and 18 color pictures. [462-osl] 
Price: 18.95 USD
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