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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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Graham Towers and His Times.

By: Fullerton, Douglas H.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., McClelland and Stewart: 1986

Seller ID: 18365

ISBN: 0771032188

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; 348 pp. Green boards with gilt lettering on spine. Illustrated with sixteen pages of black and white photographs. From the dust jacket, a comment about Towers by Stephen Leacock: "Graham Towers has distinguished himself as that happy combination of a practical banker and theoretical economist for which the world usually looks in vain". Slight edge wear to the head edge of the unclipped dust jacket. View more info

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One Damn Thing After Another. (An Autobiography).

By: Garner, Hugh.

Price: $6.40

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., McGraw-Hill Ryerson.: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 29027

ISBN: 0070776180

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


8vo - 21.5 x 13.5 cm.; (10) - 293 pp. Brown cloth over boards with green gilt lettering on the spine. First edition as per the copyright page. From the dust jacket: ". . . the account of a Cabbagetown boy trying to get somewhere, trying to make it, with nothing more than talent and determination." Minor shelf wear to the spine tips and a mild bump on the bottom front fore corner. The unclipped (and unpriced) dust jacket has mild wear to the edges and some general... View more info

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Four Roads, The Life of George E. Gomme

By: Gomme, George E.

Price: $14.40

Publisher: Burnstown, Ontario, Canada, General Store Publishing House: 1993

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 27433

ISBN: 091943181X

Condition: Very Good


125 pp. Gomme (1912-1996) was a Canadian politican, Progressive Conservativ e of Ontario, at one time Mayor of Almonte. Lots of photos, author has inscribed and dated this copy on title page. Former owner's name on title page, otherwise, a clean, sturdy copy. ; Signed by Author View more info

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Sir Adam Beck, KB, LLD, MLA.

By: Graham, Percy W.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: London, Ontario., Carl Smith Publishing Co.: 1925

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2801

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


8vo - 21 x 15.5 cm.; Unpaginated with 62 pages. Blue cloth with gilt lettering on front only. Frontis is a tipped-in black and white photograph of Beck. The board corners are bumped with some wear. Normal shelf wear present on the edges and spine crown and heel. Beck can best be described as the Dale Carnegie of the North. One of the movers and shakers in Ontario during the early part of the 20th century, he was the driving force behind the establishment of the Ontario H... View more info

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Flint & Feather: The Life and Times of E. Pauline Johnson, Tekahionwake.

By: Gray, Charlotte.

Price: $10.40

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., Harper Collins: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18276

ISBN: 0002000652

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; [10] - 438 pp. Dark gray paper over boards with gilt lettering on spine and gilt decoration on front board. Stated first edition. Mapped end papers. Illustrated with black and white photographs (of the inset type) throughout. Extensive notes on sources, family tree, picture credits and a ten page index at the back. The unclipped dust jacket is protected with an archival jacket cover. View more info

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Paul Martin: The Power of Ambition.

By: Gray, John.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., Key Porter Books.: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 27127

ISBN: 1552632172

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


8vo - 23 x 15 cm. View more info

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The Northern Magus: Pierre Trudeau and Canadians.

By: Gwyn, Richard. (Sandra Gwyn - editor).

Price: $16.80

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., McClelland and Stewart.: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 26941

ISBN: 0771037325

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; 399 pp. Blue paper over boards with gilt lettering on ivory cloth over the spine. Illustrated with 14 pages of black and white photographs. Twenty-one page comprehensive index at the back. Signed and dated (July '84) by the author on the title page and with an inscription to the previous owner. The spine tips show slight wear, otherwise fine. The clipped dust jacket is worn on the head edge with 2 small closed tears and some associated creasing.; Signe... View more info

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The Things That Are Caesar's: The Memoirs of a Canadian Public Servant.

By: Heeney, Arnold.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., University of Toronto Press: 1972

Seller ID: 23633

ISBN: 0802019307

Condition: Near Fine in Good dust jacket


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; xiv - 218 pp. Blue/gray cloth over boards with gilt lettering on spine. Edited by Brian Heeney, foreword by John W. Holmes. Heeney (1902-1970) was Principal Secretary to Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King, Clerk of the Privy Council, Secretary to the Cabinet, Under Secretary of State for External Affairs, Ambassador to NATO and to the United States. A lifetime of government service. Illustrated with 8 pages of black and white photographs. Two a... View more info

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Doubting Castle: A Spiritual Autobiography.

By: Hiebert, Paul.

Price: $5.60

Publisher: Winnipeg, Manitoba., Queenston House Publishing.: 1976

Seller ID: 18277

ISBN: 0919866158

Condition: Fine in Good dust jacket


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; [8] - 120 pp. Blue cloth over boards with gilt lettering on spine. Hiebert, born of Mennonite parents and the the author of "Sarah Binks", recounts his spiritual quest and ". . . our restless search will not be ended until we find the God of love". The dust jacker is worn on the spine tips and on the head edge with small chips, creases, nicks and a previous taped repair at the spine head. View more info

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Chronicles of an Adventurer.

By: Hine, Harold R.

Price: $7.20

Publisher: Canada, New Ventures Consultants.: 1999

Seller ID: 18274

ISBN: 0968023312

Condition: Fine


8vo - 21.5 x 14 cm.; [4] - 206 pp. Second printing. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Hine joined the Canadian Navy at 16, transferred to the Royal Navy seeing action on the HMS Devonshire during World War II, put himself through law school after mustering out of the service, became a Queen's Counsel and upon retirement, began a business venture marketing products internationally that are dedicated to improving world health. A new and unread / unused book. View more info

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Mr. Speaker

By: Jerome, James

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Toronto, Canada, McClelland and Stewart.: 1985

Seller ID: 25194

ISBN: 0771044038

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


8vo - 22.5 x 15 cm.; 175 pp. Author (1933-2005) served as Speaker of the House of Commons in the Canadian Parliament in Ottawa from 1974 to 1979. "This is the first book written by a Canadian Speaker to shed light on the critical and often misunderstood role of the Speaker . . . thorny problem of disciplining some of the most powerful political figures . . . analysis of the narrowly averted constitutional crisis of June 30, 1978, the effects of television into the Ho... View more info

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This Terrible Business Has Been Good to Me: An Autobiography.

By: Jewison, Norman.

Price: $17.60

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., Key Porter Books.: 2004

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 24615

ISBN: 1552632113

Condition: Fine in Very Good dust jacket


8vo - 23.5 x 16 cm.; 304 pp. Black cloth over boards with silver gilt lettering on the spine. Illustrated with 12 pages of black and white photographs. Eight page filmography and a comprehensive 12 page index. First edition and first printing as per the copyright page. Signed by the author on the title page. The unclipped dust jacket shows wear to the spine head and that being small 'crinkles' and also with a small nick / abrasion just above the middle on the spine.; Sig... View more info

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

By: Kelly, Rev. M. V.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., Privately published: 1920

Seller ID: 7643

Condition: Very Good


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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Grace MacInnis: A Woman to Remember.

By: Latta, Ruth and Joy Trott.

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation: 2000

Seller ID: 18331

ISBN: 0738855855

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 21.5 x 13.5 cm.; 455 pp. Grace MacInnis (1905-1991), the daughter of J. S. Woodsworth, served in Canada's Parliament (the House of Commons) from 1968 to 1972. Illustrated with eight pages of black and white photographs with a nine page bibliography at the back. The front cover shows edge wear on the fore edge and there is a black remainder mark on the text block head edge.; Remainder View more info

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Count Frontenac - Wolfe and Montcalm. The Makers of Canada Series, Volume II, Anniversary Edition.

By: Le Sueur, William D. and Abbe H. R. Casgrain.

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., Oxford University Press: 1926

Seller ID: 18403

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


12mo - 19.5 x 12.5 cm.; x - [4] - 382 - [14] - 292 pp. Two volumes bound as one for the anniversary edition. Red cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Illustrated with 16 black and white reproductions plus a coloured fold out map of the Battle of the Plains of Abraham. Presentatio n bookplate from the Minister of Education dated 1928 plus an inscription from the then Inspector, a Dr. John M. Bennett on the front paste down end paper and the front free end paper respectivel... View more info

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Claude Ryan; A Biography.

By: Leclerc, Aurelien.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., NC Press: 1980

Seller ID: 18351

ISBN: 0919601006

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 21.5 x 14 cm.; 127 pp. Originally published in French as "Claude Ryan; l'homme de devoir" and translated into English by Colleen Kurtz. Preface by the Honourable Jean Chretien and dated 1979. Illustrated with eight pages of black and white photographs. The covers show mild shelf wear and a previous owner's name resides on the top of the first page, the half title page. View more info

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Gophers and Tumbleweed: Tales of a Saskatchewan Boyhood.

By: Lowes, Warren.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., Abraham Tanaka Associates.: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 27858

ISBN: 0969237510

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 23 x 15.5 cm.; 156 pp. From the back cover: ". . . is a slice of frontier history depicting those days in southern Saskatchewan during the dustbowl period of the late twenties and early thirties." Illustrated with 8 pages of black and white photographs. Signed by Warren's brother, Ray Lowes, on the title page with an inscription to the previous owner. Ray had the book published after his brother, Warren, had died. Minor wear to the cover edges and the spine... 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

Seller ID: 18329

ISBN: 0770510175

Condition: Very Good-


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

Image for The Danger Tree: Memory, War, and the Search for a Family's Past.

The Danger Tree: Memory, War, and the Search for a Family's Past.

By: MacFarlane, David.

Price: $13.50

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., MacFarlane Walter & Ross: 1991

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4046

ISBN: 0921912048

Condition: Near Fine in Fine dust jacket


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; [12] - 224 pp. Biege linen over boards with gold lettering on spine. This is a nonfiction family saga built around the Goodyears of Newfoundland - their move early in the 20th century from Ladle Cove on the Straight Shore to Grand Falls in the interior; the deaths of three brothers during WWI; the ambitions and failures of the family enterprises; their bitter division over the question of whether Newfoundland ought to become a province of Canada. Illus... View more info