The Riel Collection

A Catalogue,

Written in co-operation with Greenfield Books,

Celebrating the life and legacy of Louis Riel.

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Riel, A Catalogue

 

“I am more convinced everyday that without a single exception I did right. And I have always believed that, as I have acted honestly, the time will come when the people of Canada will see and acknowledge it.” – Louis Riel, 1885.

Louis Riel: a famous name and a fabled legacy. A story central to Canadian history, about which societal sentiment has evolved, and the attendant details of which should be preserved. This catalogue includes source materials redolent of this history: Riel’s poetry, photographs, newspapers from the year of the Northwest Rebellion, and a vast array of respondent materials old and new, the volume and variety of which attest to the sustained relevance of his influence.

Mythologised variously as a rebel, traitor, madman, prophet and patriot, Louis Riel is one of the most lionized characters in the annals of Canadian history. His historically controversial exploits began during the Red River Rebellion, when Riel was 25 years old and President of the Métis National Committee; he advocated on behalf of the Métis people, negotiating terms with the Canadian Government which led to the founding of the Province of Manitoba in 1870.

After the Red River Rebellion, over a decade passed during which Riel went into exile in the USA, suffered a nervous breakdown, was institutionalised, and elected to Parliament but unable to take his seat. Responding to an invitation from Gabriel Dumont and the Métis in Batoche, Riel returned to Canada in 1884, to lead the Northwest Rebellion. In May of 1885, the Métis were defeated at Batoche, Riel surrendered, and was charged with treason. At his trial, his counsel defended him on the grounds of insanity against his wishes; Riel ended the trial with a rousing speech which left no doubt of his mental acuity, and virtually assured his prosecution. He was found guilty of high treason, and sentenced to death; on November 16, 1885, at 41 years of age, Louis Riel was hanged.

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  1. 1885 MANITOBA DAILY FREE PRESS

 

Two bound volumes containing daily issues from January 1 to December 31, 1885

 

Winnipeg, MB., Manitoba Daily Free Press, 1885. Black-&-white illustrations. Elephant folio. This is the original newspaper – it is not a reprint or copy. Two bound volumes, containing the entire year’s Monday to Saturday issues, with the exception of Nov. 24. The first volume contains the papers from January to June, the second, July to December. The first volume is intact with some wear; the second volume is missing its spine, boards are loose but present and the text block intact but for some tattering to first and last pages; edgewear throughout, and tide marks to some December issues. Each issue is complete, measures 51 x 67 cm, with the text printed in 8 columns on both sides of the page. Book number: 055285

$ 20,000.00

 

Invaluable source material about one of the major flashpoints of Canadian history, these papers contain the issues of the Manitoba Daily Free Press from the year of the Northwest Rebellion, and Louis Riel’s trial and execution: a staggering volume of information, providing detailed, often daily articles contemporary to events that shaped Canada and continue to evoke emotion to this day. Reportage of the rebellion does not end on Nov 16, the date of Riel’s hanging; commentary continues through the end of December and includes headlines such as “History of Half-Breeds and How They Have Been Treated by the Government”; “Dumont Said to be Plotting Another Rebellion”; etc. Preservation of these original documents is imperative to a continuing understanding of these momentous events.

 

  1. 1885 WINNIPEG DAILY TIMES

 

A bound volume containing all daily issues from January 4 to July 30, 1885

 

Winnipeg, MB., Winnipeg Daily Times, 1885. Black-&-white illustrations. Elephant folio, this is the original newspaper – it is not a reprint or copy – and it contains all the pages as printed for each issue. The binding holding the newspapers is now broken, but the internal binding is intact. A few issues have large closed tears, else in very good condition. Note: copies of this newspaper are not archived in the website “newspaperarchivedotcom”. Microfilmed copies are available for reference at the Millennium Library in Winnipeg, at and only two other North American institutions. Each issue is complete in itself and measures 51 x 67 cm, the text being printed in eight columns on both sides of the page. Book number: 042682

$ 12,500.00

 

The Winnipeg Daily Times was published daily (except Sunday) by the Times Printing and Publishing Company, commencing April 12, 1879 and concluding July 30, 1885. In its final year, the publisher claimed it had the largest circulation of any newspaper in Manitoba.

 

The historical significance of this archive can hardly be overestimated, as it contains a day-by-day account of the the Northwest Rebellion, nominally led by Louis Riel, and the subsequent capture and trial of the rebel leader. The daily dispatches from Regina, where Riel’s trial took place, are detailed and frequently quote extensively from actual testimony at the trial, including most of Riel’s frequent outbursts and interjections. They are the best eye witness account we have of what actually took place at what was clearly one of the most historic trials in Canadian history.

 

 

  1. LOUIS RIEL

CARTE-DE-VISITE PORTRAIT

 

  1. 1870s. Bookseller label to verso. No printed text. Light crease, small abrasion to edge of “frame” portion of image, a few small spots and fingerprints. Card measures 105 x 63 mm. Book number: 045232                         $ 650.00

 

Early reproduction of a portrait taken circa 1873, showing Riel in a dark vest and lighter-coloured jacket, hair touseled; with an added oval portrait frame complete with hanging wire.

 

  1. J. H. Noverre, Photo.
    LOUIS RIEL CARTE-DE-VISITE

Toronto: [after 1876]. Carte-de-visite. 110 x 65 mm, with photographer’s imprint below image (80 x 60 mm.), acknowledging “compliments of S. Davis & Sons, Montreal. / Largest cigar manufacturers / in the Dominion.” With some fading to text. To verso: descriptions of leading brands of tobacco, printed brightly in blue.

$ 950.00

 

  

  1. RIEL, LOUIS “DAVID”

POESIES / RELIGIEUSES ET POLITIQUES

St. Vital (Winnipeg) MB, Published by the Riel family 1886, 1st edition. Frontispiece of Riel. Stapled wraps chipped & somewhat sunned. Contents clean & unmarked. 51 pp. A scarce and important historical item. Printed in Montreal by Imprimerie de “L”Etendard”. Book number: 011883                               $ 350.00

The last (unnumbered) page contains a printed certificate from the Riel family stating (our English translation): “We, members of the Riel family, declare and certify that this is a true copy of the documents written and composed by Louis ‘David’ Riel”. The certificate is dated January 12, 1886, shortly after Riel’s execution for treason on November 16, 1885. Two longish poems are set out, composed in 1879 while Riel was in exile in Montana. As there was at that time some uncertainty as to their authenticity (the poems not having previously been published), the Riel family was persuaded to attest to Riel’s authorship. Few copies remain outside of academic or government collections, and with the rehabilitation of Riel, which has recently taken place, material associated with his name will only become more sought after. See Peel #960.

 

 

  1. THOMAS SCOTT MEDALLION

 

In the history of Manitoba, Thomas Scott occupies a position almost as controversial as that of Louis Riel. Scott was born in Ireland in 1842, and immigrated to Canada in 1863. In 1869, he joined the crew helping to build “Dawson’s Road” from the Lakehead to Winnipeg. A man of strong temperament, he had a falling-out with his boss and decamped to Fort Garry, as the yet-to-be-formed Winnipeg was then called.

 

Being an Orangeman (i.e. an Irish Protestant), he joined with other English Canadians living in the settlement to oppose Riel’s uprising against the Canadian government plan to assimilate the settlement into Canada. Scott’s methods and manners were so abrasive that he was arrested several times by Riel and the Métis who had occupied Upper Fort Garry. Although accounts differ, it is clear that, at some point, Riel and his cabal felt that Scott had to be dealt with, at least to set an example to other agitators within the settlement. Hence, on March 3, 1870, a perfunctory trial was held at the fort, at which Scott was not allowed to hear the evidence against him, or to obtain legal counsel, and he was found guilty of treason and sentenced to death.

 

Shortly after noon on the next day he was tied to a post and shot at by six Métis using muskets. Apparently, the volley did not kill him and one Métis stepped forward to administer the coup-de-grace. Scott was placed into a rough coffin and carried off into one of the buildings of the fort, where he was heard to moan and call out for several hours.

Eventually, his body was disposed of at an unknown location.

 

His killing sparked outrage in Ontario, and led to the formation of a military response commanded by Col. Garnet Wolseley, with instructions from Prime Minister MacDonald to put down the rebellion.

 

The memory of Scott’s death remained a flash-point for Ontario Protestants and Orangemen for decades, who viewed him as a martyr. In 1900, in Winnipeg, the local Orange Order made plans to build a memorial hall named after their fallen hero, and struck a special medallion on which is stamped the words: “T. Scott. Murdered at Fort Garry, March 4, 1870.”

 

It appears to be quite scarce, as we cannot find a similar medallion held in any archival institution, nor has one recently been offered for sale.

 

There is a small hole at the top of the medallion, which suggests it might have been nailed to something or, perhaps, a fine necklace was strung through the hole and it was worn as a pendant (albeit a somewhat heavy one).

 

An intriguing find, and redolent of history.

$ 1000.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. W. D. BLATCHLY, from sketches.

 

BATTLE OF FISH CREEK

 

Lithograph

1885

44 x 63 cm.

 

Grip Printing and Publishing Company; printed by the Toronto Lithographing Co. Toronto.

 

Depicting the eponymous battle, as fought April 24th, 1885 at Fish Creek Saskatchewan; in the service of Louis Riel and the Northwest Rebellion, Gabriel Dumont and his Métis soldiers resisted the advance of Middleton and the Canadian forces. A numbered key below the image shows positioning, weaponry, and geographical features.

$ 500.00

 

 

  1. W. D. BLATCHLY, from sketches.

 

BATTLE OF CUT KNIFE CREEK

 

Lithograph

1885

44 x 63 cm.

 

Grip Printing and Publishing Company; printed by the Toronto Lithographing Co. Toronto.

 

Depicting the eponymous battle, as fought May 2nd, 1885, on a hill above the Cut Knife Reserve, Saskatchewan; Col. William Otter and his 325 men reached the top of Cut Knife Hill, and fired on a band of Cree and Assiniboine warriors who took cover in the surrounding bush, defeating Otter and his troops, who retreated. A numbered key below the image shows positioning, weaponry, and geographical features.

$ 500.00

 

 

 

 

  1. W. D. BLATCHLY, from sketches.

 

THE CAPTURE OF BATOCHE

 

Lithograph

1885

44 x 63 cm.

 

Grip Printing and Publishing Company; printed by the Toronto Lithographing Co. Toronto.

 

Depicting the eponymous battle, as fought for three days beginning May 9th, 1885, wherein Maj. General Middleton and his troops orchestrated a two-pronged attack on a group of Métis; after days of fighting, the Métis leaders were captured or forced to flee; leading to Dumont’s escape to the USA and Riel’s surrender.  A numbered key below the image shows positioning, weaponry, and geographical features.

$ 500.00

 

 

 

  1. MILLS, JOHN, MSA (Winnipeg)

LOUIS RIEL, PATRIOT

 

Mixed Media

2007

76 x 56 cm.

 

“Louis Riel, Patriot — has several chains. The land surveyor’s chain (on the right) becomes a chain of imprisonment which breaks and re-forms as the Métis symbol. The Winnipeg Rifles fought at Batoche. Soldiers were photographed on their return to Winnipeg. My images are based on the photos in the Minto Armoury” – John Mills.             

 

$ 400.00

 

 

 

 

  1. AMBROISE-DIDYME LEPINE

Winnipeg, MB, Government of Manitoba 1985, wrappers. Ill.: black-&-white illustrations. Stapled card covers: in near fine condition. 8vo, pp. 12. One of a series of a series of historical pamphlets published by the Historic Resources Branch of the Government of Manitoba. Book number: 034644                                                                             $ 25.00

 

  1. ANDERSON, FRANK W.

THE RIEL REBELLION 1885

Calgary, AB, Frontier Publishing 1955, wrappers. Ill.: b&w photographs, diagrams. Pamphlet with browning to cover and paper; overall vg condition. 8vo, pp. 80. Frontier Book No. 3. See comments on this booklet in Dhand, “Louis Riel, An Annotated Bibliography”, p. 33. Book number: 024185                                                                                       $ 10.00

 

  1. ANDERSON, FRANK W.

RIEL’S SASKATCHEWAN REBELLION

Humboldt, SK, Gopher Books 1999, wrappers. Ill.: b&w photographs, diagrams. Card covers. In near fine condition. 8vo, pp. 96. See also Frontier Book No. 31 – “Riel’s Manitoba Uprising”, published in 1977 by Frontier Publishing (& by the same author).  Book number: 034896                                                                                                                      $ 7.50

 

  1. ANDERSON, FRANK W.

THE RIEL REBELLION 1885

Calgary, AB, Frontier Books 1984, wrappers. Ill.: b&w photographs, diagrams. Larger format pb – edge-worn, scuffed; else good+ condition. 8vo, pp. 80. Frontier Book No. 3. See comments on this booklet in Dhand, LOUIS RIEL: An Annotated Bibliography, p. 33.  Book number: 034002                                                                                                      $ 10.00

 

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  1. BEGG, ALEXANDER & WALTER R. NURSEY

TEN YEARS IN WINNIPEG: A Narration of the principal events in the HISTORY OF THE CITY OF WINNIPEG

 

Winnipeg, MB, no publisher stated 1879, 1st edition, hb. Map, business directory. Freshly re-bound in dark blue cloth with gilt spine lettering. 8vo, pp. 226, advertisements. This copy has new endpapers and bears a library stamp on the first page of advertisements. The first eight pages (which includes the map) are stained. The rest of the contents are exceptionally clean and unmarked. Book number: 031556      $ 125.00

Begg came to Winnipeg in 1867, and was the first merchant to bring in to the former Red River Colony goods of Canadian manufacture. An entrepreneur as well as a merchant, he started two local newspapers and wrote extensively. Nursey was more of a journalist and entered various joint publishing ventures with Begg. This history, full of interesting, if obscure facts, details the minutia of everyday business, political and social life in Winnipeg from approximately the day of the departure of Louis Riel (August 23, 1870) to July 1979. The 48-page business directory at the end of the book is fascinating. See Peel (3rd) 860.

 

  1. BOWSFIELD, HARTWELL

LOUIS RIEL The Rebel and The Hero

Toronto, Oxford University Press 1971, 1st edition, wrappers. Ill.: b&w photos, illusts., & map. Card covers scuffed, & “thumbed” at edges; else g/vg condition. Small 8vo, pp. 160 Former owner’s name on top of title page. ISBN 0195401824 Book number: 024178

$ 12.50

 

  1. BOWSFIELD, HARTWELL (ED.)

LOUIS RIEL: Rebel of the Western Frontier or Victim of Politics and Prejudice?

Toronto, Copp Clark Publishing 1969, 1st edition, wrappers. Card covers sl. creased, scuffed & “thumbed”; else g/vg cond. 8vo, pp. 227. A title in the Issues in Canadian History series. Former owner’s name at top of first page. Book number: 032868                     $ 7.50

 

  1. BOYLE, JOHN, ET AL.

RIELISMS

Winnipeg, Winnipeg Art Gallery 2001, wrappers. Ill.: Colour illustrations. Lightest shelf wear; near fine. 4to pp. 64. Catalogue of an exhibition, held at the Winnipeg Art Gallery in 2001, of works about Riel and his legacy. Book number: 045225                             $ 20.00

 

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  1. BROOKHOUSE, A. A., ED.

SCARLET & GOLD: RIEL REBELLION EDITION

Vol. XVII

 

 

Vancouver, BC, Mounted Police Veterans Association, 1935, stapled wraps. 4to pp. 102. Text shows marginal tide marks, some loss to first page; fair. Book number: 045230

$ 500.00

 

 

This edition of the magazine of the Mounted Police Veterans’ Association, published on the 50th anniversary of the North West Rebellion, presents “many interesting stories of that time, written chiefly by the men who took an active part in this Canadian drama. We…. believe that this issue should be treasured as an historical souvenir”. Ten related, lengthy articles, peppered with photos of the rebellion.

 

 

 

 

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  1. BROWN, CHESTER

LOUIS RIEL / Issues 1-10, complete

Montreal, Canada, Drawn & Quarterly 1999-2003, stapled wraps. Slight age-toning, negligible shelf wear: crisp and clean, vg+. 8vo Book number: 045214

                                                $ 125.00

This is a complete run of the original serialized ten-issue comic strip biography of Louis Riel, which was later published as a book, and became a surprise bestseller; it was the first graphic novel to make the Canadian bestseller list, and has been touted by critics as one of the best graphic novels to be published.

  

  1. BROWN, CHESTER
    LOUIS RIEL / Issues 1-6 and 8-10 (missing 7)
    Montreal, Canada, Drawn & Quarterly 1999-2003, stapled wraps. Slight age-toning, occasional shelfwear: crisp and clean, vg. 8vo Book number: 045215 $ 100.00
  2. BROWN, CHESTER

LOUIS RIEL / The Second Issue

Montreal, Canada, Drawn & Quarterly 1999, stapled wraps. Slight age-toning, light scuffing and crease; crisp, vg. 8vo Book number: 045216                                                      $ 20.00

  1. BROWN CHESTER

LOUIS RIEL / The Third Issue

Montreal, Canada, Drawn & Quarterly 1999, stapled wraps. Slight age-toning, light scuffing; crisp, vg. 8vo Book number: 045217                                                          $ 20.00

  1. BROWN CHESTER

LOUIS RIEL / The Fourth Issue

Montreal, Canada, Drawn & Quarterly 2000, stapled wraps. Slight age-toning, light scuffing; crisp, vg. 8vo Book number: 045218                                                         $ 20.00

  1. BROWN CHESTER

LOUIS RIEL / The Fifth Issue

Montreal, Canada, Drawn & Quarterly 2000, stapled wraps. Slight age-toning; crisp, vg. 8vo. Book number: 045219                                                                                     $ 20.00

 

  1. BROWN CHESTER

LOUIS RIEL / Eighth Issue

Montreal, Canada, Drawn & Quarterly 2002, stapled wraps. Slight age-toning; crisp, vg. 8vo Book number: 045220                                                                                      $ 20.00

  1. BROWN CHESTER

LOUIS RIEL / The Ninth Issue

Montreal, Canada, Drawn & Quarterly 2003, stapled wraps. Slight age-toning, one light crease; crisp, vg. 8vo Book number: 045221                                                           $ 20.00

  1. BROWN CHESTER

LOUIS RIEL / The Tenth Issue

Montreal, Canada, Drawn & Quarterly 2003, stapled wraps. Slight age-toning, light creasing; crisp, vg. 8vo Book number: 045222                                                         $ 20.00

  1. BROWN, GEORGE W. (ED.)

THE CANADIAN HISTORICAL REVIEW / New Series of The Review of Historical Publications Relating to Canada / Vol. XX, Nos. 1 – 4

Toronto, Canada, University of Toronto Press 1939, hb. Ill.: black-&-white illustrations. Four issues bound in dark buckram with gilt lettering to spine. Royal 8vo, pp. [2], 484. Includes Articles, Notes and Documents, Correspondence, Review Article, Reviews of Books, Comments, & Recent Publications. Includes articles on Viking weapons, “The Literature Relating to Norse Voyages to America”, Lord Durham and his Report (six articles), “Buffalo as a Possible Influence in the Development of Prairie Lands” by F. G. Roe, “Riel’s Petition to the President of the United States”, by George F. G. Stanley, etc. With original front cover from the March, 1939, issue bound-in at end. University of Winnipeg stamps to top and bottom edges, and to ffep – no other such markings. Boards a bit scuffed & soiled; a few pencil notes to margin of several pages; else vg condition. Book number: 029737     $ 50.00

 

  1. BRYCE, REV. GEORGE

WORTHIES OF OLD RED RIVER

Winnipeg, MB, 1896, 1st printing, wrappers. Ill.: black-&-white illustrations. Pamphlet format in original printed stiff paper covers. 8vo, pp. 12. Transaction No. 48; published by the Historical and Scientific Society of Manitoba. Peel (3d) 183.  Biographies of John Pritchard, Pierre Falcon, Adam Thom, Louis Riel, Pere (“the elder Riel”), Alexander Ross, Andrew McDermott, and Donald Gunn, and an account of the times in which they lived. Light shelf wear and a touch of soiling to covers. A few marginal smudges to text. Overall, in good plus condition. Scarce item. Book number: 041824                                     $ 35.00

 

  1. BUMSTED, J. M., TRADUCTION DE MARIE-HELENE DUVAL

LOUIS RIEL c. CANADA les annees rebelles

Winnipeg, Great Plain Publications 2005, wrappers. Ill.: black-&-white illustrations. Near fine condition in illustrated card covers. Royal 8vo, pp. 387. First published in English, this is the French language translation. ISBN 2896110100 Book number: 034687         $ 12.50

 

  1. BUMSTED, J. M.

LOUIS RIEL v. CANADA The Making of a Rebel

Winnipeg, MB, Great Plains Publications 2001, 1st edition, wrappers. Ill.: black-&-white illustrations. Near fine condition in card covers. Royal 8vo, pp. 334. ISBN 1894283252 Book number: 043649                                                                                             $ 17.50

 

  1. BUMSTED, J. M.

THE RED RIVER REBELLION

Winnipeg, MB, Watson & Dwyer 1996, 1st edition, wrappers. Ill.: maps, b&w photos, illusts. Larger format pb – covers curled at edges, light shelf wear: vg. 8vo, pp. 359. A Canada Council subsidized interpretation of the events surrounding the Métis/Indian uprising of 1885. ISBN 0920486231 Book number: 043832                                     $ 15.00

 

  1. BUMSTED, J. M. (ED.)

REPORTING THE RESISTANCE Alexander Begg and Joseph Hargrave on the Red River Resistance

Winnipeg, MB, University of Manitoba Press 2003, 1st edition, . Ill.: maps, b&w illustrations. Larger format pb – near fine condition. 8vo, pp. A revisionist account of the Red River Rebellion (now called a “resistance”). ISBN number on book is incorrect. Book number: 036064                                                                                                      $ 16.50

 

  1. BUMSTED, J. M.

THOMAS SCOTT’S BODY and Other Essays on Early Manitoba History

Winnipeg, MB, University of Manitoba Press 2000, 1st edition, . Ill.: black-&-white illustrations. Larger format pb – near fine condition. 8vo, pp. x, 258. ISBN 0887556450 Book number: 036075                                                                                             $ 12.50

 

  1. [CANADA POST FIRST DAY COVERS]

LOUIS DAVID RIEL (1844-1885) / LOUIS DAVID RIEL HALF-BREED HERO, STATESMAN, MARTYR, MADMAN, REBEL

Canada Post 1970. Two “first day of issue” printed envelopes with Riel stamps. Book number: 045228                                                                                                      $ 20.00

 

  1. CHARETTE, GUILLAUME

MANITOBA JUBILEE Account of Events Which Brought About the Formation of the Province

Winnipeg, Métis Historical Society (?) ND (c. 1930), wrappers. Stapled offprint (?). Corners turned, light wear, else g/vg cond. 8vo, pp. 11. A selective account of the 1869/1870 Riel Rebellion, wholly sympathetic to Riel. Text is double-columned. Peel (3d) 550.  Book number: 043418                                                                                                     $ 15.00

 

  1. CHODAN, TIM AND DAN ASFAR

LOUIS RIEL

NP (Alberta), Folklore Publishing 2003, 1st edition, wrappers. Ill.: map, b&w illustrations & photos. Larger format pb – as new condition. 8vo, pp. 231. A quick reading of portions of the book suggests it suffers from poor editing and superficial research. ISBN 1894864050 Book number: 017147                                                                                             $ 10.00

 

  1. CONSTANTIN-WEYER, MAURICE

THE HALF-BREED

New York City, The Macaulay Company 1930, hb. Bound in original woven green cloth with stamped black lettering. 8vo, pp. 310. Originally published in France under the title “La Bourrasque” in 1925 (which translates loosely as “A Fit of Anger”, or temper tantrum, an interesting comment on Riel). Published in Canada as “A Martyr’s Folly”, our offering is the first American edition of a novel about Louis Riel and the Red River Rebellion 1869-70. No dust jacket is present, but the blurb on the Canadian jacket reads, in part: “Riel combined the gallantry of his French blood with the ferocity of his Indian forbears. No more virile fighter and lover has come to life in the pages of modern fiction.” Whew! This edition also lacks the Introduction by Pelham Edgar, who says, in that Introduction: “On re-reading the book I find it difficult to say where the author has gone wrong in the matters of actual fact.” Peel [3d] 552, 552, 554, and p. 749; and “Louis Riel / A Bibliography” 355). Re-published in 1954 as a Harlequin book! Constantin-Weyer (1881-1964) was born in France, and settled in Manitoba, near St. Claude in 1904. He married a Métis woman in 1910, but was unsuccessful at various odd jobs. He returned to France to fight in World War One, receiving 58 wounds, and became one of France’s most decorated soldiers. He remained in his native country, eventually writing over 40 novels. Our copy has a slight spine slant, and the spine is sunned. Light overall shelf wear. Contents clean and tight. A good plus copy. Book number: 038495                                                                                             $ 35.00

 

  1. COULTER, JOHN

THE TRIAL OF LOUIS RIEL

Ottawa, Ontario, Oberon Press 1978, reprint, wrappers. Ill.: b&w illustrations. Card covers scuffed & rubbed at edges; else good plus condition. Small 8vo, pp. 66 The script of a play performed in 1967 which recreated the trial of Louis Riel as it took place in 1885. School stamp on inside front cover. No other markings. Book number: 032733                    $ 7.50

 

  1. DAFOE, CHRISTOPER, EDITOR

THE BEAVER Exploring Canada’s History

Winnipeg, Hudson’s Bay Company 1987 and 1988. Ill.: colour, b&w photos, illusts. Four magazines, each a bit edge-worn, with sl. scuffing; else vg. Sold as a set of four issues: June/July, Aug/Sept, Oct/Nov 1987; Aug/Sept, 1988 (this last issue has water stain).  Articles on Samuel Hearne, Louis Riel, Calixa Lavallee, musk-oxen, Acadia, Lord Selkirk, pirates of Newfoundland, etc. Book number: 028231                                               $ 25.00

 

  1. DAVIDSON, WILLIAM MCCARTNEY

LOUIS RIEL 1844-1885

Calgary, AB, Albertan Publishing Company 1955, 1st edition, wrappers. Ill.: b&w photos and illustrations. Bound in original card covers. 8vo, 214 pp. The author was an Alberta newspaperman, who interviewed many of the people associated with Riel and his activities.
Card covers a bit stained, worn and creased. Some paragraphs neatly underlined, or highlighted, in ink. Else, the book is in good condition. Book number: 039807         $ 15.00

 

  1. DONKIN, JOHN GEORGE

TROOPER IN THE FAR NORTH-WEST Recollections of Life in the North-West Mounted Police, Canada, 1884-1888

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Western Producer Prairie Bks 1987, wrappers. Larger format pb – covers a bit scuffed & edge-worn; else vg. 8vo, pp. xiv, 289. Originally published in 1889 in London by Sampson, Low et al. A facsimile edition was also published by Coles (Toronto) in 1973. With a foreword to this edition by Murray Malcolm. Book number: 033647  $ 7.50

 

  1. DORGE, LIONEL

LOUIS RIEL / MANITOBAN 1844-1885

Winnipeg, MB, Manitaba Centennial Corp. 1971, 1st edition, wrappers. Ill.: black-and-white photographs. Stapled paper covers show slightest wear; else vg/nf condition. Small 4to, pp. 11 The text is in French and English and shows on the cover the controversial statue of Riel by Etienne Gaboury & Marcien Lemay. Book number: 034652            $ 17.50

 

  1. FLANAGAN, THOMAS

LOUIS ‘DAVID’ RIEL: ‘PROPHET OF THE NEW WORLD’

Toronto, University of Toronto 1979, 1st edition, hb. Near fine cond. in sl. scuffed; else vg/nf dust jacket. 8vo, pp. ix, 216 With Notes and a comprehensive index. See Sask. Lib. Assn. bibliog. pp. 55. ISBN 0802054307 Book number: 002254                               $ 15.00

 

  1. FLANAGAN, THOMAS

LOUIS ‘DAVID’ RIEL: ‘PROPHET OF THE NEW WORLD’

Halifax, NS, Goodread Biographies 1983. Card covers creased & scuffed, edges turned; else good condition. pp. viii, 215. With Notes and a comprehensive index. Book number: 032864

$ 10.00

 

  1. GIBSON, DALE WITH LEE GIBSON AND CAMERON HARVEY

ATTORNEY FOR THE FRONTIER Enos Stutsman

Winnipeg, MB, University of Manitoba Press 1983, 1st edition, hb. Ill.: maps, b&w illustrations. Near fine condition in slightly worn, else very good dust jacket. Royal 8vo, pp. 180. Book number: 044001                                                                                     $ 15.00

 

  1. HAM, GEORGE H.

REMINISCENCES OF A RACONTEUR

Toronto, Musson Book Company 1921, 1st edition, hb. Ill.: folding map, b&w photos. Bound in original wine-red cloth, blocked in blind and gilt. 8vo, pp. xvi, 330. Boards soiled at edges, spine a bit darkened. Endpapers show light foxing. Else: clean, tight and very good condition. George Henry Ham (1847-1926) arrived in Winnipeg in 1876 and joined the staff of the fledgling Manitoba Free Press. He left in 1879 to found The Tribune, and then in 1880 assumed the editorship of the Winnipeg Times. He covered the 1885 North-West Rebellion for the Toronto Times and continued in various capacities in the newspaper and advertising business until his death. This book contains several chapters relating his experiences in Winnipeg in the 1870s and 1880s, as well as his observations on the Riel Rebellion, Mark Twain, the North-West Mounted Police, Icelanders, The Hudson’s Bay Company, the C.P.R., magicians and mountebanks, etc. etc. See Peel (3d) 4592.           Book number: 000251                                                                                            $ 25.00

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  1. HAULTAIN, T. [THEODORE] ARNOLD

THE SOUVENIR NUMBER OF THE CANADIAN PICTORIAL AND ILLUSTRATED WAR NEWS 

A HISTORY OF RIEL’S REBELLION AND HOW IT WAS QUELLED

 

Toronto, Grip Printing and Publishing 1885, wrappers. Part I: July 1885, and Part II: August 1885. Folio; 15×11″. Part I: covers starting to split at fold, faint occasional tide mark to bottom margin, a few dogears, remarkably crisp and clean. Part II: in pieces, showing a few chips and tears at page edges. Middleton lithograph missing, but including many full- and half-page b&w illustrations including three double-page illustrations Peel 1461. Book number: 045231          $ 500.00

 

  1. HAULTAIN, T. [THEODORE] ARNOLD

THE SOUVENIR NUMBER OF THE CANADIAN PICTORIAL AND ILLUSTRATED WAR NEWS / A HISTORY OF RIEL’S REBELLION AND HOW IT WAS QUELLED

Toronto, Grip Printing and Publishing 1885, wrappers. Part II: August 1885. Folio; 15×11″
Disbound, and missing the last pages, but including the front cover plus 8 leaves (pages 25-40) and retaining the eight pages of illustrations including two double-page illustrations: The Battle of Cut Knife Creek; and The Capture of Batoche. All pages loose, with tears and chips at edges, tide mark to one page margin, and cloudy discolouration to Batoche plate. Peel 1461. Book number: 045233                                                                            $ 50.00

 

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  1. HUYSHE, CAPTAIN G. L.

THE RED RIVER EXPEDITION

 

London and New York, Macmillan and Co. 1871, 1st edition, hb. 8vo, pp. xi, 275. 3 folding maps, 3 black & white illustrations. One of the two plates depicts “President” Louis Riel. Beautifully bound in contemporary polished calf. This copy has been most handsomely rebacked with the spine in compartments. Marbled endpapers. All maps, the folding Appendix and the textual illustrations present and in excellent condition. The contents are exceptionally bright, and appear to have been seldom read. A very good copy.  Book number: 043158.                                               $ 250.00                                                                                

More an account of the experience of Col. Wolseley’s troops as they laboured to reach the Red River Colony to suppress the Riel-led insurrection, than a description of the actual military manoeuvres (of which there were little, as Riel fled before the troops arrived). See Peel 329.

 

 

  1. JORDAN, MARY

TO LOUIS from your sister who loves you SARA RIEL

Toronto, Griffin House 1974, 1st edition, hb. Ill.: map. Sl. shelf soiling; else vg/nf in torn, rubbed fair/good jacket. 8vo, pp. xvi, 172. Inscribed, and signed, on title page by author. ISBN 0887600646 Former owner’s name and address stamp to front free endpaper. Book number: 034800                                                                                                      $ 25.00

 

  1. KENNEDY, W. W.

TO UNDERSTAND IS TO FORGIVE: Revealing Letter by Louis Riel / Article clipping from November 1942

37 x 10 cm. pp. 1. In which the author recounts his experience reading an original and sincere letter written by Louis Riel to his wife on the day his execution was delayed, in which Riel expresses heartfelt gratitude to God for the reprieve, and sends love and good wishes to his wife, children, and family. Book number: 045235                                                 $ 15.00

 

  1. KREUTZWEISER, ERWIN E.

THE RED RIVER INSURRECTION Its Causes and Events

Gardenvale, Que, Garden City Press ND (1936), 1st edition, hb cloth. Sl. scuffed at corners, spine sunned, headband weak, else g/vg. 8vo, pp. ix, 166 No dust jacket. Book number: 05970                                                                                                                      $ 15.00

  1. LUSSIER, A. S. (EDITOR)

LOUIS RIEL & THE MÉTIS Riel Mini-Conference Papers

Winnipeg, Pemmican Publications 1991, 2nd printing, wrappers. Sl. creasing to card covers; else in near fine condition. 8vo, pp. 173. With contributions by G.F.G. Stanley, Thomas Flanagan & others. Riel bibliography at end. One or two sentences on a half dozen pages have been highlighted. Book number: 029716                                                $ 17.50

 

 

  1. LUSTY, TERRENCE

LOUIS RIEL Humanitarian

NP (Calgary, AB), Published by the author 1973, 1st edition, wrappers. Ill.: black-&-white illustrations. Stapled card covers sl. soiled; else very to near fine condition. 8vo, pp. 28. A few pencilled comments to margins. Small oval stamp of Manitoba Archives to first page.

Book number: 034647                                                                 $ 10.00

 

 

 

  1. MACBETH, R. G.

THE ROMANCE OF WESTERN CANADA

Toronto, Ryerson Press 1920, 2nd edition, hb. Ill.: black-&-white illustrations. Bound in original ribbed olive-green cloth, lettered in black. 8vo, pp. xii, 309. Scrape to rear board. Light overall scuffing & rubbing. Binding a bit shaken. A good copy. Peel (3d) 4405.
Rubber stamp of publisher on front free endpaper. Extensive pencilling throughout (editor’s notes?) – could be erased. Book number: 039274                                                     $ 15.00

 

  1. MACGREGOR, JAMES G.

EDMONTON TRADER The Story of John A. McDougall

Toronto, McClelland & Stewart 1963, 1st edition, hb. Ill.: maps, b&w illustrations. 8vo, pp. x, 262. Very slight shelf wear, else very good condition in lightly chipped and soiled, else good plus, to very good, dust jacket.  Book number: 029818                                    $ 12.50

 

  1. [THE MANITOBA CENTENNIAL CORPORATION]

THE NEW NATION Fort Garry, May 12th, 1870

Toronto, Games Publications Ltd. ND (1970), 1st edition, wrappers. Ill.: colour illustrations. Very good condition in original printed stapled covers. 12mo, Unpaginated. A comic book of which 160,000 copies were printed and distributed in Manitoba schools to commemorate (and greatly simplify) the formation of the Province of Manitoba and its centennial in 1970. Book number: 043730                                                                                             $ 10.00

 

  1. [THE MANITOBA CENTENNIAL CORPORATION] AND [THE WINNIPEG FREE PRESS]

THE NEW NATION Fort Garry, May 12th, 1870 [together with] ALLARD BLASTS RIEL COMIC BOOKS [newspaper clipping]

Toronto, Games Publications Ltd. ND (1970), 1st edition, wrappers. Ill.: colour illustrations. Small 8vo, Stapled wraps a bit thumbed & creased; else vg. The clippings are from the May 13 & 14, 1970 issues of The Winnipeg Free Press
A comic book of which 160,000 copies were printed and distributed in Manitoba schools to commemorate (and greatly simplify) the formation of the Province of Manitoba and its centennial in 1970. A French-Canadian MLA was upset at the comic book, and certain factual inaccuracies regarding Louis Riel; hence the two newspaper clippings laid-in loose. Book number: 039172                                                                                            $ 25.00

 

  1. MCLEAN, DON

1885 Métis Rebellion or Government Conspiracy?

NP (Winnipeg), Gabriel Dumont Institute 1985, 1st edition, wrappers. Ill.: maps, b&w photos. Larger format pb – covers a bit soiled & sl. edge-worn; else vg. 8vo, pp. 137. The Gabriel Dumont Institute is a government-funded enterprise advocating the views of the Métis. McLean was their employee. Book number: 005830                                       $ 10.00

 

  1. [MEDALLION]

REGINA COMMEMORATIVE DOLLAR 1980: LOUIS RIEL – MÉTIS LEADER / HOME OF THE R.C.M.P.

Regina, SK, 1980. 32mm Book number: 045237                                                      $ 20.00

 

  1. [MEDALLIONS]

TWO MEDALLIONS: MANITOBA CANADA 1870-1995 – LOUIS RIEL, FOUNDER OF MANITOBA / NWMP MOUNTED OFFICER

Manitoba, 1995. One gold-plated, one silver. 33mm each Book number: 045236      $ 20.00

 

  1. MELNYK, GEORGE (ED.)

RIEL TO REFORM A History of Protest in Western Canada

Saskatoon, SK, Fifth House Publishers, 1992, wrappers. Larger format pb – edges sl. “thumbed”, sl. soiled; else vg cond. 8vo, pp. viii, 311. Twenty-one articles on western alienation. Errata slip laid-in loose.  Book number: 031277                                     $ 12.50

 

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  1. MORICE, REV. A. G.
    HISTORY OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IN WESTERN CANADA

From Lake Superior to the Pacific (1659-1895)

Toronto, Musson Book Company 1910, 1st edition, hb. Folding maps, black and white illustrations. Complete two volume set, bound in original wine-red cloth. Larger 8vo, Pagination: pp. xxiv, 362; xi, 414. The text is in English. A separate French edition was also published. See Peel (3d) 2226. Spines of both volumes sunned. Cloth rubbed at extremities and a bit spotted. Discrete oval stamp of Manitoba Archives on front free endpapers. Large folding map to rear of volume II has repaired tear. No other markings to this volume. The binding of volume I is tight; the binding of volume II is a bit sprung, but nothing    is loose. Overall, a      good, to good plus, set. Book number: 034761 $150.00                                                                                                              An important association copy. Inscription in pen in volume I on blank page facing Preface page reads: “Ce livre appartient a Joseph Riel / Riel P.O. / Man.”, which translates to “This book belongs to Joseph Riel / Riel Post Office / Manitoba” (Joseph Riel was the youngest brother of Louis Riel). Same name written in margin on p. 95 and p. 127 (which has off-set to page 126). There is a different inscription, in ink in the same hand, on the reverse of the photo plate of Gabriel Dumont, facing page 169 of volume II. It reads: “Ce livre a ete achetter par Joseph Riel / Riel P.O. / Manitoba”, which translates (approximately, as “achetter” should be “achete”) “This book purchased by Joseph Riel”, etc.

 

  1. MORICE, A. G.

A CRITICAL HISTORY OF THE RED RIVER INSURRECTION after Official Documents and non-Catholic Sources

Winnipeg, MB, Canadian Publishers 1935, 1st edition, wrappers. Royal 8vo, pp. 375. Card covers “thumbed” a bit and lightly soiled. Many pages uncut – contents unread. Very good overall condition.  Book number: 039003                                                                $ 50.00

 

  1. MORTON, DESMOND

THE LAST WAR DRUM The North West Campaign of 1885

Toronto, Hakkert 1972, 1st edition, hb. Ill.: map, b&w photographs. Near fine cond. in lightly chipped, sl. scuffed; else vg dj. Tall 8vo, xxii, 193 pp. “Canada Council” presentation bookplate on ffep. Dust jacket price-clipped. Book number: 013087                         $ 20.00

 

  1. MORTON, DESMOND AND REGINALD H. ROY / EDITED WITH INTRODUCTION AND NOTES BY

TELEGRAMS OF THE NORTH-WEST CAMPAIGN 1885

Toronto, The Champlain Society 1972, hb. Ill.: maps and frontispiece. Slight shelf wear, else in very good, to near fine, condition. Royal 8vo, pp. ciii, 431. Volume XLVII of the publications of The Champlain Society. Bound in original red cloth with gilt spine lettering.
Published in an edition of one thousand copies. This copy not numbered.

Book number: 043064                                                                                             $ 40.00

 

  1. MULVANEY, CHARLES PELHAM

THE HISTORY OF THE NORTH-WEST REBELLION OF 1885

Toronto, Coles 1971, . Ill.: b&w illustrations & maps. Larger format pb – card covers sl. rubbed & soiled; else vg cond. 8vo, pp. 424 Part of the Coles Canadiana Collection of reprints of important works in Canadian history. First published by Hovey in 1885.

Book number: 002255                                                                                            $ 15.00

 

  1. MULVANEY, CHARLES PELHAM

THE HISTORY OF THE NORTH-WEST REBELLION OF 1885

Toronto, A. H. Hovey & Co. 1885, 1st edition, hb cloth. Ill.: black-&-white illustrations. Small 8vo, pp. viii, 424. Includes “A History of the Indian Tribes of North-Western Canada.” Peel (3d) 1508. Bound in decorated brown cloth, stamped in gilt and blind. Hinges cracked, wear to board edges, some soiling and rubbing. Contents clean and tight: a good reading copy. Book number: 031943                                                                                    $ 50.00

 

  1. MULVANEY, CHARLES PELHAM

THE HISTORY OF THE NORTH-WEST REBELLION OF 1885

Toronto, A. H. Hovey & Co. 1885, 1st edition, hb cloth. Ill.: maps, b&w illustrations. Bound in embossed green cloth with gilt lettering & designs. Small 8vo, pp. viii, 424. Includes “A History of the Indian Tribes of North-Western Canada.” Peel (3d) 1508. Bound in decorated green cloth, stamped in gilt and blind. Front hinge cracking, wear to board edges, some soiling and rubbing. Contents clean and tight, with usual browning to paper: a good copy. Book number: 032058                                            $ 60.00                                                                                                   

 

 

 

 

 

  1. O’DONNELL, JOHN H.

MANITOBA AS I SAW IT. From 1869 to Date. With Flash-Lights on the First Riel Rebellion

Winnipeg, MB, Clark Bros. & Co. 1909, 1st edition, hb. Ill.: b&w photos and illustrations. 8vo, pp. 158. Light wear to boards. Front hinge stressed, but holding nicely. Contents unmarked. A good plus, to very good, copy. A somewhat “chatty” and anecdotal history of the province as seen by one of its early settlers. O’Donnell was trained as a doctor in Ontario and in 1869 was invited by John Schultz to join Schultz’s medical practice in the Red River Settlement (later Winnipeg). The book contains interesting observations on the 1869/70 rebellion, the behaviour of Louis Riel, and the events following Riel’s flight from Winnipeg. This is a first edition, published in the same year as the Musson edition of Toronto. Peel (3d) 3323 does not indicate priority. Book number: 044693                 $ 35.00

 

  1. OSLER, E. B.

The Man Who Had to Hang LOUIS RIEL

Toronto, Longmans, Green & Company 1961, 1st edition, hb cloth. Ill.: black-and-white photos. 8vo, 320 pp. A “frankly sympathetic biography” of Riel by “an English Canadian”. Signed by the author on the title page. Boards creased and bumped at bottom of rear board. Former owner’s name sticker to front free endpaper. Otherwise, the book is clean, tightly-bound in and good plus condition. No dust jacket. Book number: 043026     $ 15.00

 

  1. OSLER, E. B.

The Man Who Had to Hang LOUIS RIEL

Toronto, Longmans, Green & Company 1961, 1st edition, hb cloth. Ill.: black-and-white photos. 8vo, 320 pp. A “frankly sympathetic biography” of Riel by “an English Canadian”. Signed by the author on the title page. Very light shelf wear, else very good condition. The dust jacket is well-worn, with clear tape repairs to spine, but overall it is still serviceable. Book number: 040201                                                                                               $ 25.00

 

  1. OSLER, E. B.

The Man Who Had to Hang LOUIS RIEL

Toronto, Longmans, Green & Company 1961, 1st edition, hb cloth. Ill.: black-and-white photos. Bds. bumped, light shelf wear; else vg in sl. worn, good+ dj. 8vo, 320 pp. A “frankly sympathetic biography” of Riel by “an English Canadian”. Book number: 038336     $ 10.00

 

  1. OSLER, E. B.

The Man Who Had to Hang LOUIS RIEL

Toronto, Longmans, Green & Company 1961, 1st edition, hb cloth. Ill.: black-and-white photos. Very good, to near fine, condition. No dust jacket. 8vo, 320 pp. A “frankly sympathetic biography” of Riel by “an English Canadian”. Book number: 034466     $ 10.00

 

  1. [POSTCARD]

LOUIS RIEL (1844-1885)

Winnipeg, Henry Kalen Limited ca. 1980s. Posed portrait photographic image. Book number: 045226                                                                                                        $ 7.50

 

 

 

  1. [POSTCARD]

Monument of Louis Riel, St Boniface Indian Chief, North West Rebellion

Montreal, The Valentine & Sons Pub Co ca. 1909. Corners scuffed, age-toned, light soiling to verso; good. Postcard depicts a monument in a cemetery protected by low railings. Book number: 045227                                                                                                      $ 10.00

 

  1. REID, JENNIFER

LOUIS RIEL AND THE CREATION OF MODERN CANADA / Mythic Discourse and the Postcolonial State

Winnipeg, MB, University of Manitoba Press 2012. Ill.: map. A larger format paperback in near fine condition. 8vo, pp. xi, 314. ISBN 9780887557347 Book number: 041349  $ 27.50

 

  1. [RIEL, LOUIS]

BATOCHE NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE

Ottawa, ON, 1967, 1st printing, wrappers. Ill.: maps, b&w illustrations. A stapled pamphlet showing light shelf wear, else in g/vg cond. 8vo, pp. 19. Published by the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development. Book number: 043461                              $ 7.50

 

  1. [RIEL, LOUIS]

THE QUEEN v LOUIS RIEL

New York City, Gryphon Editions 1992, hb. Beautifully bound in half leather over decorated cloth boards. 8vo, pp. xxxv, 383. A transcript of the trial of Louis Riel in 1885; with introductions by Alan Dershowitz and Desmond Morton. A specially-bound reprint of the 1974 edition published by The University of Toronto Press. This is a title in The Notable Trials Library. Very nicely bound with all edges gilt and a ribbon marker. Former owner’s bookplate in back of book; else near fine condition. See “Louis Riel: A Bibliography”, 1162; Friesen & Lusty, “The Métis of Canada: An Annotated Bibliography”, p. 16; Artibise, “Western Canada Since 1870: A Select Bibliography, 999. Not in Peel, but see Peel (3d) 1533 for reference to original document. Book number: 034493                               $ 50.00

 

  1. [RIEL, LOUIS]

THE QUEEN v LOUIS RIEL

Toronto, University of Toronto Press 1974, wrappers. Card covers sl. scuffed, with minor edge rubbing; else vg cond. 8vo, pp. xxxv, 383 A transcript of the trial of Louis Riel in 1885; with an introduction by Desmond Morton. Former owner’s ink name on ffep. Book number: 029216                                                                                                                    $ 12.50

 

  1. [RIEL, LOUIS]

THE STORY OF LOUIS RIEL THE REBEL CHIEF

Toronto, Coles 1979, wrappers. Ill.: black-&-white illustrations. Spine sl. chipped, covers sl. scuffed; else vg condition. 8vo 192 pp. Part of the Coles Canadiana Collection of reprints of important works in Canadian history. Soft cover edition. Book number: 002256        $ 7.50

 

  1. RODNEY, WILLIAM

KOOTENAI BROWN His Life and Times 1839-1916

Sidney, BC, Gray’s Publishing 1969, 1st edition, hb. Ill.: maps on eps, b&w photos. Sl. bumped, else nf cond. in sl. edge-worn, else vg dust jacket. 8vo, pp. 251. Book number: 030738                                                                                                                    $ 10.00

 

 

  1. SCHULTZ, HON. JOHN, M.D.

A FORGOTTEN NORTHERN FORTRESS

Winnipeg, MB, 1894, 1st printing, wrappers. Ill.: black-&-white illustrations. Pamphlet, with neatly taped spine & light wear, else good+ cond. 8vo, pp. 14. An original pamphlet published by the Historical and Scientific Society of Manitoba. Transaction No.47 of the Society, published February 13th, 1894. A pamphlet about Fort Prince of Wales, near Churchill, Manitoba. Peel (3d) 2168. Schultz was lieutenant-governor of Manitoba at the time of writing this article. Book number: 041459                                                    $ 40.00

 

  1. SCHULTZ, HON. JOHN, M.D.

THE OLD CROW WING TRAIL

Winnipeg, MB, 1894, wrappers. Ill.: black-&-white illustrations. Pamphlet, with neatly taped spine & light wear, else g/vg cond. 8vo, pp. 32. An original pamphlet published by the Historical and Scientific Society of Manitoba. This is the original pamphlet, as published by the Society almost 120 years ago. It is not some horrid print upon demand concoction. Peel (3d) 2169. Book number: 041458                                                   $ 65.00

 

  1. SHILLIDAY, GREG (ED.)

MANITOBA 125 – A HISTORY

Winnipeg, Great Plains Publications 1993, 1st edition, hb. Ill.: colour, b&w illustrations. Complete three volume set in publisher’s matching slipcase. 4to, pp. 238. Each volume very sl. scuffed, else in vg/nf cond. A sanitized “history” of the province which offends no one but the truth.  Volume One: “Rupert’s Land to Riel”; volume two: “Gateway to the West”; volume three: “Decades of Diversity”. Book number: 040121                                    $ 40.00

 

  1. SIGGINS, MAGGIE

RIEL A Life of Revolution

Toronto, Harper Collins 1994, 1st edition, hb. Ill.: maps, b&w photographs. Sl. shelf wear, else vg/nf in sl. edge-worn, vg/nf dust jacket. Royal 8vo, pp. xviii, 507 The life and times of Louis Riel, the disturbed Métis leader, and revolutionary of the Northwest Rebellion. Occasionally simplistically written, sympathetic to Riel and his causes (good and bad), and lacking in much original research. Notwithstanding, still a reasonably entertaining account of the “Father of Manitoba”. Book number: 013259                                                  $ 20.00

 

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  1. SOMERS, HARRY, MAVOR MOORE, JACQUES LANGUIRAND

LOUIS RIEL / The Canadian Opera Company

Toronto ON, CBC Radio 1975. Live from the Kennedy Center, Historical Recording, 23 Oct 1975. Flip-top box contains three LPs in their mylar sleeves, the staplebound accompanying booklet, and a copyright notice.

Book number: 045224                                          $ 30.00

This opera was composed by Harry Somers as a centennial-year commission, in 1967. Colour pastedown to front of box; box shows some scuffing and bumping, slight ripple to bottom edge of booklet; records appear unscathed.

 

  1. STANLEY, GEORGE F. G., ed.

THE COLLECTED WRITINGS OF LOUIS RIEL

Edmonton, AB, University of Alberta Press 1985, 1st edition, hb. frontispiece, facsimiles. Complete five-volume set, uniformly bound in green cloth. Royal 8vo, Issued without dust jackets. Each volume in very good, to near fine, condition. Book number: 34625     $ 75.00

  1. STANLEY, GEORGE F. G.

LOUIS RIEL

Toronto, McGraw-Hill Ryerson 1963, 1st edition, hb. Ill.: maps, b&w illustrations. Royal 8vo, pp. 433. Full indexed and completely documented, with extensive notes. See Dhand, LOUIS RIEL An Annotated Bibliography, p. 11.
Former owner’s bookplate on inside front board. No other markings. Light shelf wear: very good condition. Dust jacket torn across top and generally rubbed and creased: about fair condition.Book number: 042531                                                                             $ 25.00

 

  1. STANLEY, G. F. G

LOUIS RIEL Patriot or Rebel?

Ottawa, ON, Canadian Historical Assoc. 1964, wrappers. Old price sticker, sl. shelf wear; else vg cond. in card covers. Small 8vo, pp. 28. Historical booklet No. 2. Former owner’s name on top of first page. Book number: 006240                                                     $ 10.00

 

  1. STANLEY, G. F. G.

LOUIS RIEL

NP (St. Boniface, MB), ND (1970), . Stapled card covers rolled, a few words underlined; else vg cond. An off-print of a paper presented to the Historical Society of St. Boniface on Jan. 17, 1970. The text is in French. Book number: 033663                                            $ 10.00

 

  1. STANLEY, GEORGE F.G.

LOUIS RIEL

Toronto, Ryerson Press 1969, , hb. Ill.: maps, b&w illustrations. Sl. shelf wear; else vg/nf in rubbed, chipped, good dust jacket. Royal 8vo, pp. [15], 433 A balanced and well-researched account of the life of Riel. With extensive notes. Fifth printing of the first edition.  Book number: 038373                                                                                                      $ 25.00

 

  1. STANLEY, G. F. G.

MANITOBA 1870 A Métis Achievement / Manitoba 1870 une Realisation Métisse

Winnipeg, MB, Univ. of Winnipeg Press 1972, 1st edition, wrappers. Card covers sl. sunned & soiled, sl. edge wear; else vg cond. Square 8vo, pp. 30, 32 A bilingual edition: contents published in both English and French. Former owner’s signature at top of first page.

Book number: 024188                                                                                             $ 27.50

 

  1. TENNANT, BUGLER JOSEPH F.

ROUGH TIMES 1870-1920

NP (Winnipeg, MB), Published by the author ND (1920), 1st edition, hb. Ill.: black-and-white photographs. Bound in original red cloth stamped and lettered in gilt. Royal 8vo, pp. xiv, 271. A souvenir of the 50th anniversary of the Red River Expedition and the formation of the Province of Manitoba
Cloth chipped away near head of spine for about 5 cms. Light discoloration streak to cloth on front board. Small tear to top of rear hinge. Binding tight. Contents unmarked. A good copy of the original book. Book number: 041091                                                     $ 35.00

 

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  1. THEE HEADCOATS

LOUIS RIEL

 

West Vancouver BC, Nardwuar the Human Seviette 1992. 7″ single by British Garage-punk legend Billy Childish and his “Thee Headcoats”: the song is a reworking of “Louie Louie”. Book number: 045223.

                                                                  $ 35.00

Etched into the centre of the record: “Did you know that my friend Hugh Baker’s / Great Grandfather actually helped capture Louis Riel?”. Liner blurb by Canadian historian Pierre Berton; cover art by Mint-O-Shank.

 

 

  1. THOMPSON, CHARLES

THE PARADOX OF LOUIS RIEL: Was he the true Father of Manitoba? / Winnipeg Free Press November 16 & 17

Winnipeg, Winnipeg Free Press 1985. B&w illustrations. Underlining, creased where folded, age-toned. 5-part article published over two days; clipped from the Winnipeg Free Press. Book number: 045234                                                                                                        $ 20.00

 

  1. THOMPSON, CHARLES DUNCAN

LOUIS RIEL Creation of Manitoba

Winnipeg, MB, History ePublisher 2010, 1st edition, wrappers. Ill.: black-&-white illustrations. Near fine condition in card covers. 8vo, pp. 263. ISBN 9780973291537
We have done no more than read the blurb on the back cover of this book, and glance through its contents, but it appears to be a self-published effort at interpreting known historical facts and mixing them with “vital secrets” which the author claims to have uncovered when “he was chosen by Ottawa to ‘sift through the red-hot coals’ to find the truth. The prime minister at the time, John Diefenbaker, introduced him to Eli Dumont, the hero of Tourond Coulee.” It appears that portions of the book would benefit from re-writing, and that the whole would be greatly improved by the application of some professional editing skills. No copies located in WorldCat or Amicus, although the latter shows Thompson as the author of “‘Winipic: the city that would not die’ – Lord Selkirk’s astounding version and praise — for the founders who overcame arson, murder, slaughter and butchery”. Book number: 043650                                                                   $ 50.00

 

  1. TREMAUDAN, AUGUSTE-HENRI DE

HISTOIRE DE LA NATION MÉTISSE DANS L’OUEST CANADIEN

St. Boniface (Winnipeg), MB, Editions du Ble 1979, reprint, wrappers. Ill.: black-&-white illustrations. Softcover edition – light wear & soiling to covers, else g/vg. 8vo, pp. 448. A history of the Métis people in the Canadian West. Written in French. See Peel 3481. Book number: 041791                                                                                                   $ 12.50

 

 

 

  1. TREMAUDAN, A.-H. DE (TRANSLATED BY ELIZABETH MAGUET)

HOLD HIGH YOUR HEADS (History of the Métis Nation in Western Canada)

Winnipeg, Pemmican Publications 1982, wrappers. Ill.: maps. Larger format pb – covers scuffed & edge-worn; else g/vg cond. 8vo, pp. xxix, 210. Former owner’s name on ffep. ISBN 09191443245 Book number: 016637                                                                       $ 12.50

 

  1. TRUSS, JAN

A VERY SMALL REBELLION

Edmonton, AB, J. M. LeBel Enterprises 1977, 1st edition, hb. Ill.: black-&-white illustrations. Boards scuffed, & rubbed at edges; else g/vg condition. 8vo. pp. 95. With an Essay by Jack Chambers and illustrations by Peter Millward. Former owner’s name on half-title. ISBN 092000802X Book number: 024189                                                        $ 25.00

 

  1. WIEBE, RUDY

THE SCORCHED-WOOD PEOPLE

Toronto, McClelland & Stewart 1977, 1st edition, Hb. Bumped at spine, sl. edge wear; vg in sl. rubbed, chipped, vg dj. 8vo, pp. 351. A compelling epic of Gabriel Dumont and Louis Riel, two prominent historical figures. Book number: 015761                                   $ 25.00

 

  1. WIEBE, RUDY AND BOB BEAL (EDS.)

WAR IN THE WEST Voices of the 1885 Rebellion

Toronto, McClelland & Stewart 1985, 1st edition. Ill.: b&w photos, illusts., & maps. Light edge wear to card covers, else in very good condition. Oblong 4to, 192 pp. Designed to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the North-West Rebellion. Ink gift inscript. to front endpaper. ISBN 0771089732 Book number: 043607                                               $ 20.00

 

  1. WOODCOCK, GEORGE

GABRIEL DUMONT The Métis Chief and his Lost World

Edmonton, Alberta, Hurtig Publishers 1976, wrappers. Ill.: b&w photos and illustrations. Larger format pb – covers creased & a bit “thumbed”; else vg. 8vo, 256 pp. Biography of the Métis plainsman, guerilla general and comrade of Louis Riel. ISBN 088830126X
Former owner’s ink signature on half title page. Foredges a bit soiled. Book number: 030400                                                                                                                   $ 10.00

 

  1. WOODCOCK, GEORGE

GABRIEL DUMONT The Métis Chief and his Lost World

Edmonton, AB, Hurtig Publishers 1975, 1st edition, hb. Ill.: b&w photos, illusts., & maps. Vg+ in vg+ dj (minor bump to bottom spine, sl edge wear to dj). 8vo, 256 pp. Biography of the legendary Métis plainsman, guerilla general and comrade of Louis Riel. ISBN 0888300956 Book number: 022748                                                                         $ 15.00

 

  1. YOUNG, REV. GEORGE

MANITOBA MEMORIES Leaves from My Life in the Prairie Provinces, 1868-1884

Toronto, William Briggs 1897, 1st edition, hb. Ill.: black-&-white illustrations. Bound in original sienna cloth with gilt decoration & lettering. Small 8vo, pp. 364. Very light shelf wear. Cloth to front board sl. rippled, else a very clean, tight copy in excellent condition.
A Methodist missionary’s somewhat biased account of life in Manitoba and the “Northwest” during the last half of the 19th century. Includes a summary of the events surrounding the 1869/70 rebellion (Known as the “Riel Rebellion”. Young was the chaplain to Thomas Scott, who was executed under Riel’s orders in 1869). Book number: 034468                    $ 50.00

 

 

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Sixteen Chromolithographic Plates of Battlefield Sketches and Views, from “Report upon the Suppression of the Rebellion in the North-West Territories, and Matters in Connection Therewith, in 1885”, by the Department of Militia and Defence of the Dominion of Canada, Presented to Parliament, Ottawa, 1886. Most plates measure 22.5 x 14 cm, with five larger, folding plates measuring 22.5 x 32 cm. Lithographed by Canada Bank Note Co., Montreal.

Plates drawn by Herbert de Haga Haig (Capt. R. E.); R. L. Wadmore (“C” Co. Inft. Sch.

Corps), and Staff Sargeant Newby. Some tears, paper brittle, Plates X and XII trimmed short with losses of a few letters or words. The original accompanying report is not included, nor is the last plate contained therein, or the frontispiece map.                                                                  $ 7500.00

 

 

 

 

Riel, Charles. THE GIBBET OF REGINA. THE TRUTH ABOUT RIEL. SIR JOHN MACDONALD AND HIS CABINET BEFORE THE PUBLIC OPINION. BY ONE WHO KNOWS. N.Y.: Thompson & Moreau, 1886. 200pp. Illustrated, frontis and 3 plates. Original printed wrappers, chipped at top and bottom of spine, small nick on title page. First Edition. Canada Annotated Bibliography (online). “This book was first published in New York in 1886. It is a rather subjective analysis of the troubles of 1870 and 1885 accompanied by a series of newspaper articles. Louis Riel was the victim of a well-orchestrated plot by the Canadian Orangists supported by the Canadian Government. His only crime was that he defended the fundamental rights of his countrymen.”; Peel 1515.

$ 450.00

 

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