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BEYOND FORGET: Rediscovering the Prairies.
Edition: First US printing.
San Francisco: Sierra Club, (1986) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first book - he grew up in the Canadian West and in 1985 he revisited the Prairie Provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. He includes accounts of the various colonies of immigrants, the treatment of Indians, and of the countryside itself. Index. viii, 260 pp. ISBN: 0-871567059.
Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (corners bumped, bookstore line on top edge)Book ID: 68251More details Price: $15.00
SAAMIS REVIEW, Volume 3, Winter 1978.
Edition: First appearance in print of these works.
Alberta, Canada: 1978. The Saamis Review is an interdisclipinary journal of the arts, humanities and social sciences, but this entire issue is devoted to the local history and pre-history of south eastern Alberta. Included are articles on the one of the region's early railways, the 'turkey-Trail' railway, reminiscences of a ranch-hand and farmer in the early years of the 20th century, another on rural schools, the growth of the German population, etc. Illustrated with photographs. 118 pgs.
Condition: Near fine in stiff illustrated wrappersBook ID: 15662More details Price: $25.00
IT COULD HAVE BEEN WORSE.
Edition: First printing.
Toronto: Collins, (1980.) dj. Hardcover first edition - "The Autobiography of a Pioneer" In 1919, the author arrived from Yorkshire as a Canadian war bride, and she and her husband homesteaded in Northern Alberta. She shares those early days of good times and difficult in these pioneer reminiscences. Photographs. 190 pp. ISBN: 0-00-2166127.
Condition: Very good in a near fine dust jacket. (bookplate)Book ID: 58398More details Price: $16.50
THE PHANTOM ROAN.
New York: Scholastic, (1968.). Set mostly in Alberta, Canada against the backdrop of the attempt to eliminate cattle mange, this is a classic "horse story" - of a horse turned outlaw by mistreatment as a rodeo horse, left to die when injured, rescued by a young man who wants to be a veterinarian, only to have the horse stolen again. Originally published in 1949. 229 pp.
Condition: Very good condition.Book ID: 36910More details Price: $7.50
THE MONITOR: A Randy Craig Mystery.
Edition: Paperback original.
Winnipeg: Ravenstone / Turnstone Press, (2003). SIGNED first edition - "Former University of Alberta lecturer Randy Craig is now working part-time at Edmonton's Grant MacEwan College, and struggling to make ends meet. That is, until she takes an evening job monitoring a chat room called Babel for an employer she knows only as Chatgod" and begins to suspect that their is a link between the chatroom and a man found murdered at his computer. SIGNED on the title page. 322 pp plus ads. ISBN: 0-888012845.
Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.Book ID: 77008More details Price: $15.00
THE ROAR OF THE CROWD: A Randy Craig Mystery.
Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.
Winnipeg: Ravenstone / Turnstone Press, (2014). SIGNED first edition - The 6th novel featuring former University of Alberta lecturer Randy Craig who has landed a summer job running a high school theater program linked to a Shakespear Festival. SIGNED on the title page. 378 pp plus ads. ISBN: 978-0888014702.
Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.Book ID: 77009More details Price: $21.50
BONES TO PICK: A Phoebe Fairfax Mystery.
Edition: First printing.
Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, (2002) dj. Hardcover first edition - The third mystery featuring Canada's most reluctant sleuth, Phoebe Fairfax, who has once again found herself embroiled in murder. Set against the backdrop of remote Alberta, this is a story of a bunch of old bones and unrequited love. 268 pp. ISBN: 0-7710-68018.
Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)Book ID: 62893More details Price: $18.50
TRAILS OF A WILDERNESS WANDERER.
Edition: Later printing.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1983 (c 1970) dj. Hardcover - Autobiography of a man born in southwest Alberta in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains, and who still runs a working ranch there - a look back at his life as a cowboy, broncbuster, trapper, guide, outfitter, rancher and wildlife photographer. Illustrated with photographs and drawings at the head of each chapter. xv, 298 pp. ISBN: 0-39444938X.
Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (stamp of previous owner, partially hidden by dj flap, edgewear to dj especially at the ends of the spine)Book ID: 67889More details Price: $13.50