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Agriculture on Parade

MacEwan, Grant

Editore: Nelson, Toronto, 1950
Condizione: VG++ Rilegato
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SUBTITLED: ` The Story of the Fairs and Exhibitions of Western Canada '. Portage La Prairie, Manitoba got into the concept of an agricultural fair (READ: competition) early - 1872. Most other Prairie cities soon followed. Spring shows and fall shows soon evolved into Fat Cattle shows and Poultry shows and those into Horticultural Fairs often with machinery exhibits or horse-racing to spice up the `crowd draw'. Early fairs featured aeroplane rides as an attraction. The roots of the P.N.E. and the Royal Winter are here as well. 200 pages illus. w/ B&W archive photos. Cond: Blue boards with black titling (spine) WITH a navy blue D.J. over. This latter has drawing in white of farmers, tractor, grain and livestock. Book is lightly soiled and has some SUN fading. Jacket is torn, rubbed or chipped at all extremities. (now protected in mylar) None offensive !! Orig. price was $4.00 Signed and dedicated by the author on the TITLE page. Binding tight !! Pages yellowing sli. at edges. Quote (p. 73) : " ._._.some of the directors considered it. The famous `Two Percent Beer' or ` Temperance Beer', that the directors outlawed from the Exhibition Grounds (June 16, 1909) was rearing its alcoholic shadow again. And Pari-mutuel machines were ._._._. ." Size: 8vo. Codice inventario libreria 001221

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Titolo: Agriculture on Parade

Casa editrice: Nelson, Toronto

Data di pubblicazione: 1950

Legatura: Hard Cover

Illustratore: B/W Photographs ( Archives)

Condizione libro:VG++

Condizione sovraccoperta: Fair

autografato: Signed by Author

Edizione: First (English).

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