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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

Seller ID: 18168

ISBN: 0968505805

Condition: Near Fine


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 Public Life: Volume I, Far From Home.

By: Martin, Paul.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Ottawa, Ontario., Deneau: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18407

ISBN: 088879092

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


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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What's Past Is Prologue: The Memoirs of the Right Honourable Vincent Massey, CH.

By: Massey, Vincent

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Totonto, Ontario, Macmillan: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18414

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


8vo - 21.5 x 14.5 cm.; [18] - 540 pp. Tan / gray cloth with gilt lettering on a black spine panel. Illustrated with twenty-four pages of black and white photographs. The book shows quite mild shelf wear with like age-darkened text block edges. The dust jacket is lightly worn on the edges with a sunned spine and a inside tape repaired closed tear on the top fly fold at the front. View more info

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Halfway to Happy

By: McGuire, Jennifer

Price: $9.60

Publisher: Owen Sound, Ontario, Glenmalure Publications.: 2010

Seller ID: 21974

ISBN: 0973709316

Condition: Fine


8vo - 21 x 14 cm.; 215 pp. "When Jennifer decided to move back to her small town, with her four young sons in tow, she had no money, no car and no hope for a social life . . . a collection of columns following Jennifer's journey . . ." McGuire is a humour columnist for the Owen Sound Sun Times and, under a different moniker, "In Mother Words", in the Toronto Sun, Edmonton Sun and London Free Press. A new, unread copy. View more info

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Drapeau.

By: McKenna, Brian and Susan Purcell

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Clarke, Irwin & Company.: 1980

Seller ID: 19526

ISBN: 0772012989

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; [8] - 375 pp. Black cloth with silver gilt lettering on spine. Illustrated with eight pages of black and white photographs. The first biography (unauthorized) of Jean Drapeau, the man responsible for Montreal hosting Expo '67 and the Montreal Olympics. The boards show mild shelf wear to the edges and the same with the unclipped dust jacket. View more info

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Mitch Hepburn.

By: McKenty SJ, Neil.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., McClelland and Stewart: 1967

Seller ID: 23466

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; [10] - 307 pp. Light beige cloth with purple lettering on spine and a horizontal purple band across boards and spine. Illustrated with 16 pages of black and white photographs. Elected as a Liberal to the premiership of Ontario in 1934, Hepburn became embroiled in squabbles both petty and substantial and his feud with fellow Liberal Mackenzie King led the dissembling of the Ontario Liberal Party. "I have made some mistakes" was one of his commen... View more info

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September Gale: A Study of Arthur Lismer of the Group of Seven.

By: McLeish, John A. B.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., J. M. Dent & Sons.: 1973

Seller ID: 24742

ISBN: 0460945572

Condition: Near Fine


8vo - 22 x 15 cm.; xi - 212 pp. First published in 1955, this is the second edition. Illustrated with 17 pages of photogrpahs and reproductions of which 4 are colour plates and one is the black and white frontis photograph of Arthur Lismer. Four page chronological listing of Lismer's paintings and drawings, 1913-1950, along with a 4 page index of proper names. The covers show some very light shelf wear to the edges and the spine is a tad darkened or sunned. View more info

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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

Seller ID: 27619

ISBN: 0919630790

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


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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Pauline Johnson and Her Friends.

By: McRaye, Walter.

Price: $14.40

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., Ryerson Press.: 1947

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18279

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


12mo - 19.5 x 14 cm.; xv - 182 pp. Blue cloth over boards with gilt lettering on spine and front board. A first edition and first printing from December of 1947. Foreword by A. H. O'Brien and a postscript by Lorne Pierce. Two page bibliography at the back. Illustrated with eight photographic plates including the frontispiece printed on a coated paper stock. The book shows very mild shelf wear to the board edges and the text block edges are age darkened, more so the head ... View more info

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God Is in the Attic.

By: Merry, Herbert C.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Oakville, Ontario., Privately published.: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 26735

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 21 x 13.5 cm.; x - 133 pp. Stiff yellow wrappers with black lettering and art work. "A nostalagic look at events as they occured in Oakville, Ontario around the turn of the century". Signed and inscribed to a previous owner by the author on the first (half title) page. Mild wear and soiling to the covers, otherwise clean and tight. View more info

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The Life and Times of Ted Russell

By: Miller, Elizabeth Russell

Price: $9.60

Publisher: St. John's, Newfoundland, Jesperson Press.: 1981

Seller ID: 22425

ISBN: 0920502326

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 21 x 13 cm.; 239 pp. A biography of the Newfoundland writer (1904-1977) by his daughter, Elizabeth, who is a scholar and academic. Ted Russell, among other things, wrote stories for CBC Radio under the name of "Uncle Mose" about a fictious outport, Pigeon Inlet. This biography is well documented with footnotes, photos, and an extensive bibliography. Minor reader wear; binding sturdy and text pages clean. 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

Seller ID: 30008

ISBN: 0968759300

Condition: Very Good+


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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Ivan Hicks, Fifty Years of Fabulous Fiddle Music.

By: Mitcham, Allison

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Hantsport, Nova Scotia, Lancelot Press.: 1996

Seller ID: 19541

ISBN: 0889996180

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 20 x 14 cm.; 112 pp. A brief biography of Hicks, of Riverview, New Brunswick, who plays old-time fiddle music. Photos and charming pen and ink drawings by Peter Mitcham. This copy is signed by Ivan Hicks. Minor wear on covers; a clean, tight copy. View more info

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One Life in the 20th Century.

By: Mueller, Heinz.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., Privately published.: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 27297

ISBN: 1897486065

Condition: Fine with no dust jacket


8vo - 21 x 13.5 cm.; 157 pp. Glossy coated yellow paper over boards with black lettering and full colour photograph on the front board. No dust jacket as issued. Foreword by the author's son describing the process of his father writing his memories: from the Polish town of Zoppot (Sopot) to immigration to Canada and the establishing of a business "Wholesale Lettering and Carving" in Toronto. Illustrated with 30 pages of photographs most of which are in full colou... View more info

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Honour Due: The Story of Dr. Leonora Howard King.

By: Negodaeff-Tomsik, Margaret.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Ottawa, Ontario., Canadian Medical Association.: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 27346

ISBN: 0920169333

Condition: Near Fine


8vo - 23.5 x 16.5 cm.; xx - 236 pp. Illustrated with many black and white photographs and 2 maps. From the back cover: "In 1877, Dr. Leonora Howard, 26 years old, left her family farm in Canada to work as a doctor in Imperial China - the China of concubines and bound feet, of incredible riches and aching poverty. She stayed for 47 years, refusing to leave despite wars and violent uprisings. She became the first Western woman to be made a Mandarin by the Empress Dowag... View more info

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La Salle.

By: Osler, E. B. (Edmund Boyd).

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Don Mills, Ontario., Longmans.: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 25829

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


8vo - 22 x 14.5 cm.; [6] - 266 pp. Pictorial cloth in red and white with black lettering and art work with a matching dust jacket. A well researched biography of one of Canada's enigmatic explorers and early financiers, René-Robert Cavelier de la Salle. One page of bibliographic citations, 17 pages of notes and a 3 page general index at the back. Previous owner's name on the front free end paper and the spine tips show a whisper of shelf wear. Otherwise the book appears... View more info

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School Days, Cool Days.

By: Paterson, Murray.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Peterborough, Ontario., Privately published.: 2009

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 26429

ISBN: 0557051746

Condition: Fine


8vo - 23 x 15.5 cm.; 182 pp. Murray Paterson taught in the Lakefield Public School for seven years and then at six schools in Peterborough from 1949 to 1984. From the author's preface: "This is a book that anyone who taught from the 1950's to the 1980's could have written. Sure, the classroom anecdotes would vary somewhat, but life in all schools back in those days followed very much a similar pattern over the years. We taught in an era of several momentous changes ... View more info

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Mike: The Memoirs of the Rt. Hon. Lester B. Pearson. Volume 2, The International Years, 1948-1957.

By: Pearson, Lester B. (edited by John A. Munro and Alex I. Inglis).

Price: $9.00

Publisher: London, UK., Victor Gollancz: 1974

Seller ID: 30180

ISBN: 0575018232

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


8vo - 22.5 x 15 cm.; xi - 344 pp. Dark blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine. First UK edition. Illustrated with 12 pages of black and white photographs. The corners and spine tips show light bumping and a previous owner has a a line inked note on the top of the front free end paper. Otherwise, clean and tight. The unclipped dust jacket has light wear on the edges and most of the that is on the head edge. View more info

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Island Maid: Voices of Outport Women.

By: Pelley, Rhonda (text) with photographs by Sheilagh O'Leary.

Price: $16.00

Publisher: St. John's, Newfoundland., Breakwater Books.: 2013

Seller ID: 26497

ISBN: 1550813250

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 23 x 23 cm.; 119 - (7) pp. From the back cover: "In the ealry 1990's, Sheilagh O'Leary and Rhonda Pelley spent two summers travelling in Newfoundland interviewing women who shared unique life stories filled with hard work, love, heartbreak, and family". First published in 2010, this is the second printing. Profusely illustrated with many black and white photographs. The women whose stories are told: Olive Blundon, Beulah Oake, Bessie Hurley, Flora Whitt, Mi... View more info

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Growing up in Minby.

By: Person, Lloyd H.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan., Western Producer Book Service.: 1974

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 23056

ISBN: 0919306470

Condition: Very Good- in Good dust jacket


8vo - 21.5 x 13.5 cm.; [10] - 244 pp. Mustard yellow paper over boards with black lettering on the spine and the front board. Minby recounts his memories of life in a small prairie village during the period 1928-1930 when he was a boy approaching his teen aged years using a fictional character called Wally Viggo to do so. Signed and inscribed on the title page by the author for William Kurelek as follows: "Inscribed for William Kurelek whose art I greatly appreciate.... View more info