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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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Vanishing Spaces: Memoirs of Louis Goulet. (Memoirs of a Prairie Métis).

By: Charette, Guillaume. (translated by Ray Ellenwood).

Price: $12.80

Publisher: Winnipeg, Manitoba., Editions Bois-Brules.: 1980

Seller ID: 27927


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; xii - 177 pp. A translation of the French edition: "L'Éspace de Louis Goulet". Illustrated with maps spread over two pages on the inside of the covers and their facing pages with English in the front and French in the back. Also illustrated with 20 black and white drawings in the text and 2 cover drawings, all by Bérard. Two page translator's afterword, 2 page biographical note and a four page appendix. The covers show mild edge wear and the ... 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