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Image for Faith and Freedom: The Life and Times of Bill Ryan, SJ.

Faith and Freedom: The Life and Times of Bill Ryan, SJ.

By: Chodos, Bob and Jamie Swift.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Ottawa, Ontario., Novalis.: 2002

Seller ID: 11987

ISBN: 2895072469

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; 253 pp. Black cloth over boards with gilt lettering on the spine. Born in Renfrew, Ontario in 1925, Fr. Ryan moved into a very active role on international stage dealing with issues of social justice and the years of 'turmoil' between the church and Jesuits. Illustrated with 16 pages of black and white photographs. Inked date on the half title page and the dust jacket has a crease on the inside front flap corner. 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

ISBN: 0802059228

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


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

ISBN: 0670065471

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


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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Trudeau and Our Times. Volume 1 - The Magnificent Obsession, Volume 2 - The Heroic Delusion.

By: Clarkson, Stephen and Christina McCall.

Price: $32.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., McClelland & Stewart: 1990

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 18382

ISBN: 0771054149

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


8vo - 23.5 x 15.5 cm.; Volume 1 (ISBN 0771054149): The Magnificent Obsession. 502 pp. 24 pages of black and white photographs. 20 page bibliography. Volume 2 (ISBN 0771054173): The Heroic Delusion. 588 pp. 30 page bibliography. Volume 2 is signed by Clarkson on the title page. Both volumes are bound in a black paper over boards with red gilt lettering on the spine. Both show very mild shelf wear and appear to have never been used. The unclipped dust jackets of both volumes show very mild shelf wear / scuffing.; Signed by Author View more info

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Laurier: His Life and World.

By: Clippingdale, Richard.

Price: $11.25

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

Seller ID: 18294

ISBN: 0070823022

Condition: Near Fine in Good dust jacket


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 pea size chip on the tail edge of the back panel. View more info

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Big Daddy, Frederick G. Gardiner and the Building of Metropolitan Toronto.

By: Colton, Timothy J.

Price: $13.50

Publisher: Toronto, Canada., University of Toronto Press.: 1980

Seller ID: 32444

ISBN: 0802023932

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; 216 pp. This biography of Gardiner (1895-1983) mainly focuses on his time as the "founding boss" of Metro Toronto advocating for expansion, with little public consultation, deserving of the name "political bulldozer". Photos, footnotes, index. A clean, tight copy with a dust jackey in very good condition. Only fault is a price stamped on half-title page. View more info

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Life of Sister Marguerite Bourgeoys.

By: de Glandelet, Charles.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Montreal, Quebec., Congregation of Notre Dame.: 1994

Seller ID: 30653

Condition: Very Good


16mo - 16.5 x 11.5 cm.; 165 - (3) pp. First published in French in 1715. The title page continued: " . . . Sister of the Blessed Sacrament. Establisher, Foundress and First Superior of the Secular Sisters of the Congrégation de Notre-Dame established in Ville-Marie on the Island of Montréal in Canada." Translated from the French by members of CND. One page bibliography at the back. Previous owner's name on the first page and the covers have very mild shelf wear, otherwise clean with a tight binding. View more info

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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

ISBN: 077051569X

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


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 some small stains on the lower one-quarter of it. Otherwis eclean and tight. The dust jacket has edge wear to the spine tips a... View more info

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The Last Rose of Summer. (an autobiography).

By: Dittburner, Ruth.

Price: $7.20

Publisher: Renfrew County., Privately Published.:

Seller ID: 31097

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 21.5 x 14 cm.; (6) - 88 pp. Ruth was born and raised in Renfrew County and lived and worked in many of the towns and villages that make up the county. No date of publication is given though known to in the 1980's. Minor wear to the edges of the covers, otherwise very clean with a sound binding. View more info

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Le frère André et l'Oratoire Saint Joseph du Mont Royal.

By: Dubuc, Jean-Guy.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Strasbourg, France., Editions du Signe.:

Seller ID: 31487

ISBN: 2877182452

Condition: Near Fine


4to - 29.5 x 21 cm.; Unpaginated with 44 pages. No date of publication is given. Full colour glossy wraps in a saddle stapled binding. Profusely illustrated with many colour photographs. A souvenir type publication sold at the Oratory in Montreal. Minor wear to the edges of the covers, else fine. 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

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


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 by Author View more info

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A Time Apart: Letters of Love and War.

By: Egener, Fred and Norah. (edited by Joan Barfoot).

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Owen Sound, Ontario., The Ginger Press.: 1995

Seller ID: 32534

ISBN: 092177334X

Condition: Fine


8vo - 21.5 x 14 cm.; 214 pp. "Four years of letters (1941-1945) between a young Owen Sound housewife and her husband stationed overseas, published on the fiftieth anniversary of his return." Illustrated with 4 black and white photographs. An as-new and unused book. View more info

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And Now Here's Max.

By: Ferguson, Max.

Price: $10.80

Publisher: New York / Toronto., McGraw-Hill Company of Canada.: 1967

Seller ID: 32447

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


8vo - 20.5 x 13 cm.; 167 pp. Ferguson (1924-2013) was a popular CBC radio broadcaster famous for his comic and controversial Rawhide radio series. This book won the 1968 Stephen Leacock Award for humour. Lime green cloth-covered boards with red spine lettering. Minor wear on boards, former owner's name and brief notation on front free endpaper and half-title page; text is otherwise clean and binding sturdy. Dust jacket is rubbed with light edgewear. 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

Condition: Very Good


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

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Hands to the Needy, Marguerite d'Youville, Apostle to the Poor.

By: Fitts, Sister Mary Pauline, G.N.S.H.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Yardley, Pennsylvania., Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart.: 2000

Seller ID: 30836

ISBN: 0967971608

Condition: Fine


8vo - 20.5 x 13 cm.; xiii - 293 pp. Approbations present. Biography of the Foundress of the Grey Nuns. Bibliography, index. An as-new and unused book. View more info

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Archibald the Arctic.

By: Fleming, Archibald Lang. (The Flying Bishop).

Price: $9.00

Publisher: New York., Appleton-Century-Crofts.: 1956

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 30345

Condition: Very Good in Fair dust jacket


8vo - 21 x 14 cm.; (30) - 399 pp. Light blue cloth over boards with black cloth and red gilt lettering on the spine. The text block head edge is stained a blueish-black as issued. Mapped end papers of the Canadian Arctic and illustrated with 16 pages of black and white photographs. Five page index at the back. From the dust jacket: "The adventurous life story of the famous Scotsman who dared the desolate wastes of Baffin Land and beyond, where no white man had ever been, to bring Christianity to the Eskimo." Previous owner's name on the front free end paper and the spine tips have mild wear, o... View more info

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Circles of Power: The Most Influential People in Canada.

By: Fleming, James.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., Doubleday: 1991

Seller ID: 18388

ISBN: 0385253125

Condition: Fine in Very Good dust jacket


8vo - 22.5 x 15 cm.; vii - 404 - [1] pp. Black paper with gilt lettering on spine. With 5 appendices: Political Elite Survey Results, Bureaucratic Elite Survey Results, Corporate Elite Survey Results, Religious Elite Survey Results, Media Elite Survey Results, an eight page bibliography plus notes and an index. The dust jacket has two small chips on the spine tail. The book 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: $5.60

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

Seller ID: 18402

ISBN: 0195408683

Condition: Very Good+


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

Seller ID: 23467

ISBN: 0195408683

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


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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Island Wings: A Memoir.

By: Foster, Cecil.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., HarperCollins.: 1998

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 24077

ISBN: 0006384978

Condition: Fine


8vo - 21 x 13 cm.; [6] - 313 pp. First soft cover edition and so stated, the same year as the hardcover. Cover illustration by Clemente Botelho. View more info