Just back from Montreal where I bought the newly published twelfth book in Vehicule Press's Canadian noir series - John Buell's The Pyx (New York: Farrar, Straus & Cudahy, 1959). The cover is taken from the original paperback edition - 1960's Crest 408. Although Barye Phillip's signature as artist has been removed.
The British North American Act, enacted March 29, 1867 by the British Parliament, provided for Confederation of the three British North American colonies, Canada (Upper and Lower), Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. Now much amended as the Constitution Act, 1867, it was proclaimed into law on July 1, 1867 and Canada was born. The first official birthday celebration was in 1868, July 1 being named Dominion Day in 1879 and Canada Day in 1982. Expo 67 and Marshall McLuhan. Two lasting memories of Canada's 60s. Here are pages from an early Expo souvenir book and 1960s paperback editions of McLuhan's four most famous books. The Medium is the Massage is a PBO.
Your correspondent was recently part of a National Post article about erotica (aka porn) held at Library and Archives Canada. And here is a link to a LAC web site about Canadian pulp. The article showcases two Canadian paperbacks - Harlequin 1 from Winnipeg's Harlequin Books and Crow 21 from Toronto's Alval Publishers.
I've been collecting the White Circle series from Toronto Publisher Wm. Collins & Sons Co. Canada for about nine years. I have all but two first printings but remain unsure how many other printings I'm missing. For instance I just came across one of my favourite reprints from 1943/44 that I didn't know existed. These are reprints where Collins changed the colour of the covers but kept the design. In this case, like a few others, the printings can't be distinguished. The only diffference, aside from the colours, is an odd loop at the bottom of the "R" in "Whispering" on the red/blue version. At this point there is only one of these reprints that I know I'm missing. Could be others.