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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-out. Two page bibliography. An as-new and unused book. 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 light scuffing. 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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A Man of Influence: Norman A. Robertson and Canadian Statecraft 1929-68.

By: Granatstein, J. L.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Ottawa, Ontario., Deneau Publishers: 1981

Seller ID: 32350

ISBN: 0888790465

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; xv - 488 pp. Dark maroon cloth over boards with gilt lettering on spine. Illustrated with sixteen pages of black and white photographs. A biography of one of Canada's well know civil servants. "Robertson played the central role in Canada's wartime policy to Japanese Canadians as well as in the Gouzenko spy case and the Bomarc missile crisis of 1963. He was deeply involved in the League of Nations, the founding of the United Nations and of NATO." He served under five prime ministers - Bennett, King, St. Laurent, Diefenbaker and Pearson. Bit of soiling on the tail edge... 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 appears as-new and unused. 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.; Signed by Author 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 appendices and a comprehensive index. Previous owner's name written and stamped on the front paste down end paper, otherwise c... 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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Portraits of Canadian Catholicism.

By: Higgins, M. W. and D. R. Letson. (M. T. Griffin - editor).

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., Griffin House Graphics.: 1986

Seller ID: 23305

ISBN: 887601111

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 23 x 14.5 cm.; 196 pp. Biographical profiles of Gerald Emmett Carter, Remi de Roo, Mary Jo Leddy, Larry Henderson, Morley Callaghan, Marie-Claire Blais, Marc Lalonde, Andy Hogan, Richard Cashin, Emmett Hall, Jean Forest, and Larkin Kerwin. Illustrated with black and white portrait sketches. Minor shelf wear to the covers while the interior is clean and the binding is tight. View more info

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Portraits of Canadian Catholicism.

By: Higgins, M. W. and D. R. Letson. (M. T. Griffin - editor).

Price: $5.85

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., Griffin House Graphics.: 1986

Seller ID: 32203

ISBN: 887601111

Condition: Good


8vo - 23 x 14.5 cm.; (8) - 196 pp. Biographical profiles of Gerald Emmett Carter, Remi de Roo, Mary Jo Leddy, Larry Henderson, Morley Callaghan, Marie-Claire Blais, Marc Lalonde, Andy Hogan, Richard Cashin, Emmett Hall, Jean Forest, and Larkin Kerwin. Illustrated with black and white portrait sketches. Ten pages of Sources Consulted. Minor shelf wear to the covers with a sticker ghost on the front while the interior is clean and the binding is sound. 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 House, . . . account of why he felt it necessary to initiate a complete overhaul of the administration of Parliament,. . . insi... 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.; Signed by Author 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 photograph of Mr. And Mrs. John Eldridge in 1891. The interior is very clean and the binding is solid. The shipping cost for th... 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