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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... 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, other... 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 s... 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 ... 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,... 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

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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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Signposts of Our Faith: Canadian Witnesses to Vocation and Mission.

By: Gaffney, Fr. Myles.

Price: $4.50

Publisher: Calgary, Alberta., Roman Catholic Diocese of Calgary.: 2010

Seller ID: 31659

Condition: Fine


8vo - 21 x 15.5 cm.; 59 pp. A series of short biographies of Canadian Catholics who were called to love: Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha, Fr. James Morrow, Brother Anthony Kowalczyk, Katherine Hughes, Georges and Pauline Vanier, Jeanne Le Ber, Bishop Vital Grandin, The Canadian Martyrs and Joseph Chiwatenwha, Catherine Doherty, and Brother André Bessette. Illustrated with both colour and black and white full colour portraits by Joseph Adolphe one of which is a 2 panel fold-ou... View more info

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Le Québec et ses historiens de 1840 a 1920. La Nouvelle-France de Garneau à Groulx.

By: Gagnon, Serge.

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Quebec City, Quebec., Les Presse de l'Universite Laval.: 1978

Seller ID: 28310

ISBN: 0774668296

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; (8) - 474 pp. The text is in French. Volume 23 in the series "Les Cahiers d'Histoire de l'Université Laval". Twenty-five page bibliography, 13 page "Index onomastique" and an 8 page "Index thématique". Minor wear and light scuffing to the covers, otherwise clean with a solid binding. 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 though ... 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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A Meeting of Minds: The Massey College Story.

By: Grant, Judith Skelton.

Price: $58.50

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., University of Toronto Press.: 2015

Seller ID: 32021

ISBN: 1442650206

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; ix - 778 pp. Black cloth over boards with gilt lettering on the spine. Opened in 1963, Massey College was built as a residential college for graduate students studying at the University of Toronto. The first Master of the College was Robertson Davies. Well illustrated with black and white photographs and reproductions throughout. Forty-nine pages of end notes and a 28 page general index. Other than some very light scuffing to the dust jacket, the book ... View more info