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Image for Louis 'David' Riel: Prophet of the New World.

Louis 'David' Riel: Prophet of the New World.

By: ( James Bell, F. J. H. Merrill, Harlan Smith)

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, University of Toronto Press: 1979

Seller ID: 18345


8vo - 22.5 x 15 cm.; ix - 216 pp. Black cloth over boards with silver gilt lettering on the spine. First published by the University of Toronto Press in 1979, this is a reprint from the same year. Well indexed and annotated with bibliographical references. Previous owner's name stamped on the front free end paper and the title page. The dust jacket is edge worn on the top edge with small creases and one closed tear on the back at the top of 2 cm in length. Otherwise the ... View more info

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The Memoirs of C. B. Sissons.

By: Alienum, Nil.

Price: $10.40

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., University of Toronto Press: 1964

Seller ID: 18361


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; xii - 260 pp. Brown cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Illustrated with eight pages of black and white photographs. Previous owner's name stamped on the front paste down end paper. The boards show very mild shelf wear on the tail edges. The dust jacket is worn at the spine tips with two small closed tears and shows mild shelf wear elsewhere. View more info

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The Saintly Life of Jeanne Mance: First Lay Nurse in North America.

By: Atherton, William Henry.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: St. Louis, Missouri., Catholic Hospital Association: 1945

Seller ID: 15178


8vo - 21.5 x 14 cm.; vi - (3) - 95 pp. Orange/red wraps with a saddle stapled binding. Jeanne Mance (1606-1673) came from the Champagne region of France and travelled to Quebec where she became involved with the founding of the medical mission in Montreal, the beginnings of Hotel Dieu. The covers show some very slight soiling and edge wear, else near fine. View more info

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Mary Sitts: More Than a Captivity Tale.

By: Baltaz, Diane P.

Price: $13.50

Publisher: Ayr, Ontario., Sand Plains Publishers.: 1995

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 29805


8vo - 22.5 x 15 cm.; vi - 299 pp. The story of Mary Sitts, who was the first known white woman to live in Southern Ontario. She was captured by a raiding party of Mississauga Indians under the direction of the Mohawk, Joseph Brant and lived in the Grand River valley. She was freed in 1787 but prior to that she became well versed in Mississauga medicine and was later known as Granny Johnson throughout Norfolk County. Illustrated with "An approximate Map of Sitts Count... View more info

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No Sense of Evil: Espionage, The Case of Herbert Norman.

By: Barros, James.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Ottawa, Ontario., Deneau Publishers: 1986

Seller ID: 18339


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; xi - 259 pp. Off white cloth over boards with gilt lettering on spine. Norman, a one-time member of the Communist party and later a diplomat with the Canadian Department of External Affairs, committed suicide in Cairo in 1957. Barros explores the history and life of Norman with information gleaned from declassified documents from both Canada and the USA. The book concludes with three appendices, extensive footnotes and a comprehensive index. View more info

Image for Jérôme Le Royer de la Dauversière: His Friends and Enemies. 1597-1659.

Jérôme Le Royer de la Dauversière: His Friends and Enemies. 1597-1659.

By: Bechard SJ., Henri.

Price: $8.80

Publisher: Bloomingdale, Ohio., Apostolate for Family Consecration.: 1991

Seller ID: 18265


8vo - 21.5 x 14 cm.; xviii - 478 pp. Jérôme Le Royer was the founder of the Religious Hospitallers of St. Joseph in Montreal, Quebec and the founder of the Holy Family Confraternity. One of Fr. Béchard's aims in the writing of this book was to encourage the laity as they seek to follow the spirit of the Second Vatican Council. A new and unread / unused book. View more info

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My Assiduous Lifestyle

By: Benson, Frederick E.

Price: $6.40

Publisher: Belleville, Ontario, Canada, Essence Publishing.: 1998

Seller ID: 19865


8vo - 21 x 13.5 cm.; 181 pp. Born in 1909, this is Benson's autobiography which spans many changes in society. A new copy. View more info

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High Buttoned Shoes and Tabi.

By: Bingle, Florence Rothwell.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Kingston, Ontario., Tabi Publishing Company: 1980

Seller ID: 15401


8vo - 22 x 13 cm.; 80 pp. Covering the years 1918 to 1922, this is the tale of a young Listowel, Ontario school teacher who traveled to Japan to teach at the Canadian Academy in Kobe. Photos. Small stain and small closed tear on the cover; text pages clean. View more info

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The Imperial Canadian: Vincent Massey in Office.

By: Bissell, Claude.

Price: $10.40

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., University of Toronto Press: 1986

Seller ID: 18328


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; xii - (24) - 361 pp. Dark blue/grey cloth over boards with gilt lettering on spine. Illustrated with 23 pages of black and white photographs. Massey served as Canada's High Commissioner to London from 1935 to 1946 returning to Canada to serve as the Chancellor of the University of Toronto before being appointed Governor General, the first Canadian to be so appointed. (This volume follows Bissell's earlier book: "The Young Vincent Massey".) The ... View more info

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The Paper Chase to the Coulsons of Clarke.

By: Brown, Dorothy.

Price: $9.60

Publisher: Newcastle, Ontario., Self published.: 2000

Seller ID: 25486


8vo - 20.5 x 13.5 cm.; 169 pp. Full colour photographic wrappers. Three page bibliography and 7 page index at the back. Illustrated with black and white photographs. The author's personal recounting of her genealogical search for her family roots. View more info

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Harvester of the North.

By: Cantelon, Elmer J.

Price: $6.40

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., Full Gospel Publishing House.: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 26801


8vo - 20 x 13.5 cm.; 112 pp. Orange cloth over boards with black lettering on spine. The autobiography of a harvester of grain and of souls, a Penecostal pioneer. Illustrated with a black and white frontis photograph of Mr. and Mrs Cantelon plus several black and white line drawings by Rev. Willard Cantelon. The unclipped dust jacket shows minor edgewear to the head edge and the fore corners. View more info

Image for Brown of the Globe. Volume One: The Voice of Upper Canada, 1818-1859. Volume Two, Statesman of Confederation, 1860-1880. (Two volumes in slipcase).

Brown of the Globe. Volume One: The Voice of Upper Canada, 1818-1859. Volume Two, Statesman of Confederation, 1860-1880. (Two volumes in slipcase).

By: Careless, J. M. S.

Price: $32.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., Macmillan.: 1963

Seller ID: 27196


8vo - 24.5 x 15 cm.; Volume One (the 1966 reprint): viii - 354 pp. Volume Two (1963): ix - 406 pp. Beige cloth over boards with brown lettering on spines and front boards. Illustrated end papers in both and twelve pages of illustrations (photographs and reproductions) in each volume. The spines of both are a tad darkened. Otherwise they are very clean with solid and tight bindings. Both dust jackets are unclipped and that for volume 2 has mild wear to the spine tips. As ... View more info

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A Woman in a Man's World.

By: Casgrain, Therese F.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., McLelland and Stewart.: 1972

Seller ID: 25847


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; 192 pp. Gray cloth over boards with gilt lettering on the spine. Translated from the French, "Une femme chez les hommes", by Joyce Marshall. Foreword by Frank R. Scott. Previous owner's name on the front free end paper. The unclipped dust jacket is worn on the edges, more so on the head edge with a 4 cm closed tear at the spine crown. View more info

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Ramblings of a Rolling Stone.

By: Childs, John W.

Price: $6.40

Publisher: Renfrew, Ontario., General Store Publishing: 2005

Seller ID: 14286


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; 155 pp. "A Boy's Journey from England to Canada During World War II." Photos. A new and unused book. View more info

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George Grant: A Biography.

By: Christian, William.

Price: $9.60

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., University of Toronto Press: 1994

Seller ID: 18405


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; xx - [ 25] - 472 pp. White cloth with purple lettering on spine. First published in 1993, this is the second printing. Illustrated with twenty four pages of black and white photographs. Well annotated with an eleven page bibliography of Grant's published works prepared by Mark Haslett. Previous owner's bookplate on the blank page (page ii) facing the title page. Otherwise very clean and tight showing little if any signs of use. View more info

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Room for All of Us: Surprising Stories of Loss and Transformation.

By: Clarkson, Adrienne.

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., Allen Lane / Penguin.: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 23974


8vo - 22.5 x 15 cm.; [4] - 248 pp. Ivory coloured cloth over boards with gilt red lettering on spine. With bibliography and index. Clarkson writes of the immigrant experience enriching the stories with her own memories. Signed and dated by the author on the title page with an added personal inscription by her. The unclipped dust jacket has one small "crumple" (quite small actually) on the spine crown at the back.; Signed by Author View more info

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Laurier: His Life and World.

By: Clippingdale, Richard.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., McGraw-Hill Ryerson: 1979

Seller ID: 18294


8vo - 24.5 x 17.5 cm.; 224 pp. Dark green cloth over boards with gilt lettering on spine. One of the volumes in the McGraw-Hill series on Canadian Prime Ministers under the general editorship of W. Kaye Lamb. Illustrated with 20 colour plates and over 100 black and white photographs. Previous owner's name stamed on the front paste down end paper, else fine. The dust jacket shows moderate shelf wear and that to the jacket edges with small chips, nicks and creases with one... View more info

Image for One Canada: Memoirs of the Right Honourable John G. Diefenbaker, The Tumultuous Years 1962 to 1967.

One Canada: Memoirs of the Right Honourable John G. Diefenbaker, The Tumultuous Years 1962 to 1967.

By: Diefenbaker, John G.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., Macmillan.: 1977

Seller ID: 27219


8vo - 23 x 14.5 cm.; xxiii - 309 pp. Bright blue cloth over boards with gilt lettering on the spine. This is volume 3 of John Diefenbaker's memoirs. Illustrated with 12 pages of black and white photographs from the period. Two appendices, List of Acts passed by Diefenbaker's government from 1957 to 1963 and the Declaration of Loyality of November 15 of 1966. Seven page general index. The book shows very mild shelf wear to the spine tips and the text block fore edge has s... View more info

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Andrew Baird of Manitoba College.

By: Edwards, Reverend John A. M.

Price: $13.50

Publisher: Winnipeg, Manitoba., University Of Winnipeg Press.: 1972

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4783


8vo - 21.5 x 15.5 cm.; (14) - 135 pp. Red cloth over boards with black lettering on the spine. Baird (1855-1940) was one of the great educators of his time and made a significant contribution to the Presbyterian Church and Manitoba College. This is the story of his life illustrated with black and white photographs. Signed on the title page by the author. The board edges show some very slight shelf wear while the dust jacket has some light edge wear and soiling.; Signed ... View more info

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The Mantle of Howe / Mr. Minister of Finance (2 volume set).

By: Fergusson, Dr. Bruce

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Windsor, Nova Scotia, Lancelot Press: 1970/1971

Seller ID: 19338


8vo - 21 x 13.5 cm.; Biography of William Stevens Fielding (1848-1929), journalist, Premier of Nova Scotia, and Minister of Finance under Laurier and Mackenzie King. The author was the Nova Scotia Provincial Archivist and Professor of History at Dalhousie University. Volume 1 - 304 pp.; volume 2 - 288 pp. Endnotes, photos. Some light wear and soiling on card stock covers and text block edges; bindings tight, text pages clean. View more info