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A Canadian for All Seasons, The John E. Robbins Story.

By: McLeish, John A. B.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., Lester and Orpen., 1978


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; 315 pp. Robbins (1903-1995) was a remarkable Canadian who, in his lifetime, was involved in the founding of a number of cultural organizations, was editor-in-chief for the Encyclopedia Canadiana, President of Brandon University in Manitoba, and the first Canadian ambassador to the Vatican. The final chapter of this book is a conversation between McLeish and Robbins. Footnotes, bibliography, index. Dust soiled text block head; otherwise, a clean and stu... View more info

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A Great Christian Layman: A Memoir of John Eldridge, Hepworth, Ont.

By: Kelly, Rev. M. V.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Toronto, Canada, Private Printing, 1920


8vo - 19.5 x 13.5 cm.; 32 pp. An ancestor of the church bell manufacturing Eldridges of Sussex, England, John (1837-1908) immigrated to Canada, settled on a farm in the Owen Sound area of Ontario, and did much to aid the development of the Catholic Church in the area. A saddle stapled booklet with brown card stock covers and 1/4" yapped edges. The cover has some soiling and edgewear, former owner's name (Elizabeth Eldridge) is on the first blank page; frontis is a ph... View more info

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A Life on the Fringe: The Memoirs of Eugene Forsey.

By: Forsey, Eugene.

Price: $5.60

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., Oxford University Press, 1991


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; viii - 241 pp. Illustrated with six pages of black and white photographs. Well indexed and with a five page appendix of literary allusions, 'tis from Eugene Forsey after all. The covers show very mild shelf wear and scuffing, otherwise it appears to have never been used. View more info

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A Life on the Fringe: The Memoirs of Eugene Forsey.

By: Forsey, Eugene.

Price: $9.60

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., Oxford University Press, 1990


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; viii - 241 pp. Gray-blue paper over boards with gilt lettering on spine. Illustrated with six pages of black and white photographs. Well indexed and with a five page appendix of literary allusions, 'tis from Eugene Forsey after all. Very minor shelf wear to the spine heel, otherwise the book appears to have never been used. View more info

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A Man of Influence: Norman A. Robertson and Canadian Statecraft 1929-68.

By: Granatstein, J. L.

Price: $11.20

Publisher: Ottawa, Ontario., Deneau Publishers, 1981


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; xv - 488 pp. Dark maroon cloth over boards with gilt lettering on spine. Illustrated with sixteen pages of black and white photographs. A biography of one of Canada's well know civil servants. "Robertson played the central role in Canada's wartime policy to Japanese Canadians as well as in the Gouzenko spy case and the Bomarc missile crisis of 1963. He was deeply involved in the League of Nations, the founding of the Unted Nations and of NATO."... View more info

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A Son of Qu├ębec.

By: Roy, Andrew. (edited by Daniel Huffaker).

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Ste. Anne de Bellevue, Quebec., Shoreline., 2004


8vo - 24.5 x 17 cm.; (4) - 141 pp. A biography best described by quoting from the back cover: "Andrew Roy, a direct descendent of a 'fille du roi', comes from a family of Québecois nuns and priests. In the early 1800's Charles Roy makes the decision to become an Anglican, and the family tree becomes French Protestant. Andrew grows up in the rectory of Holy Trinity Church in Lévis, where his father is the clergyman. After the RCAF, he goes into teaching and eventual... View more info

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A Truly Loyal Subject: An Account of the Life of George Brown and the Founding of Canada.

By: Marquis, Vincent.

Price: $5.60

Publisher: Russell, Ontario., Home Works Company, 2000


8vo - 21.5 x 14 cm.; xiv - 98 pp. Written by a seasoned educator, this biography of George Brown is designed to be part of a history curriculum at the senior high school level. A select two page bibliography at the back. Very slight edge wear to the covers, otherwise an unused and unread book. View more info

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A Very Double Life: The Private World of Mackenzie King.

By: Stacey, C. P.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., Macmillan., 1976


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; 256 pp. Wine red cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Illustrated with sixteen pages of black and white photographs. Previous owner's name on the front free end paper. Otherwise very clean with a solid and tight binding. Light shelf wear to the spine tips. The dust jacket shows mild shelf wear to the edges and that mostly on the spine tips. View more info

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A Very Public Life: Volume I, Far From Home.

By: Martin, Paul.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Ottawa, Ontario., Deneau, 1983

Edition: First Edition


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; xiii - 482 pp. Red cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Stated first edition. Previous owner's name stamped on the front paste down end paper. Illustrated with fourteen pages of black and white photographs. The dust jacket show general though quite mild shelf wear and scuffing. 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


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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Affectionately Yours: The Letters of Sir John A. Macdonald and His Family.

By: Macdonald, Sir John A. (J. K. Johnson - editor)

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Macmillan, 1969


8vo - 22 x 14.5 cm.; 205 pp. A collection of over 200 letters that date from 1842 to 1891. Illustrated with eight pages of black and white photographs and reproductions. General and moderate scuffing to the covers with mild shelf wear. The interior is clean and the binding is solid. View more info

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An Evangelical Mind, Nathanael Burwash and the Methodist Tradition in Canada, 1839-1918

By: Van Die, Marguerite

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Kingston, Ontario, Canada, McGill-Queen's University Press., 1989


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; 280 pp. Through this study of Burwash, Van Die explores the impact biblical criticism, idealist thought, and the evolutionary theory of Darwin had on the religious thought of nineteenth century Canadian Methodists. Photos, footnotes, bibliography, index. Text is tight and clean; dust jacket has yellowed a bit. 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


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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Antek's Odyssey: Journey from Orenburg to Canada.

By: Miszkiel, Antek.

Price: $13.50

Publisher: Ottawa, Ontario., Privately published., 2001

Inscription: Signed by Author


8vo - 21 x 13.5 cm.; (12) - 276 pp. Minor wear to the covers. Signed and dated (2002) with an inscription by the author on the title page. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Six page index of names at the back.; Signed by Author View more info

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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


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