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Joyful in Hope.

By: Pironio, Cardinal Eduardo.

Price: $5.20

Publisher: Middlegreen, Slough, UK., St. Paul Publications.: 1980

Seller ID: 18297

ISBN: 0854391568

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 21 x 14 cm.; 182 pp. Approbations present. Translated from the Italian by Kent White. Cardinal Pironio was an Argentinian bishop and seminary professor before being called to the office of Pro-Prefect of the Sacred Congregation for Religious and for Secular Institutes. A reflection on the Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Easter and hope. Light stains on text block fore-edge, inscription on half-title page; binding sturdy, text pages clean. View more info

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Nérée Beauchemin.

By: Poulin OFM., P. Gonzalve.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Trois Rivieres, Quebec., Editions Bien Public.: 1934

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 28574

Condition: Good+


8vo - 24.5 x 16 cm.; 77 - (3) pp. The text is in French. Tan coloured wraps over a flat stapled text block. Brown lettering on spine, brown lettering and red engravings on front and back covers. Foreword by l'Abbe Albert Tessier. Illustrtaed with several full page black and white photographs printed on a coated paper stock. The interior is very clean with many of the pages yet unopened on the head and fore edges. The yapped overhang of the covers is quite chipped and the... View more info

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The Thirteenth One, A Prairie Family's Adventures in Early 20th Century Canada

By: Regan, Denyse Gervais

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Ontario., Privately published.: 2009

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 24304

ISBN: 0981339808

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; 312 pp. Signed by Regan on verso of front cover. A self-published family history from 1900 to 1945 in Elie, Manitoba, and bits in Big Bend and Gypsumville. Lots of photos. A bit of minor soiling, otherwise, a sturdy, clean volume.; Signed by Author View more info

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Radical Mandarin: The Memoirs of Escott Reid.

By: Reid, Escott.

Price: $9.60

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., University of Toronto Press.: 1989

Seller ID: 23508

ISBN: 0802058116

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


8vo - 22.5 x 15 cm.; xi - [11] - 405 pp. Very pale mauve cloth over boards with dark mauve lettering on spine. Illustrated with 13 black and white photographs on 10 pages. Comprehensive 11 page index at the back. The text block head edge is lightly dust soiled and the spine tips show a whisper of shelf wear, otherwise very clean and tight. View more info

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Radical Mandarin: The Memoirs of Escott Reid.

By: Reid, Escott.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., University of Toronto Press.: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 27105

ISBN: 0802058116

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


8vo - 22.5 x 15 cm.; xi - (11) - 405 pp. Very pale mauve cloth over boards with dark mauve lettering on spine. From the jacket: "In the golden age of Canadian diplomacy, during the governments of Louis St. Laurent and Lester Pearson, Escott Reid played a central role". Illustrated with 13 black and white photographs on 10 pages. Comprehensive 11 page index at the back. One small bump (more of a little ding) to the bottom front fore corner and the spine tips show ... View more info

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Canadian Portraits: C.B.C. Broadcasts.

By: Riddell, R. G.

Price: $6.40

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., Oxford University Press.: 1940

Seller ID: 29098

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


8vo - 19 x 13 cm.; xi - 154 pp. Green cloth over boards with brown lettering on the spine. Twenty-one brief biographies originally given as radio talks sponsored by the Canadian Historical Association. Illustrated with 8 black and white full page photogrpahs or reproductions. Usual library markings with the book showing moderate wear to the externals and having a soild and sound binding.; Ex-Library View more info

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Diefenbaker's World: A Populist in Foreign Affairs.

By: Robinson, H. Basil.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., University of Toronto Press: 1989

Seller ID: 27121

ISBN: 0802026788

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; xv - [15] - 352 pp. Gray cloth over boards with blue gilt letting on spine. Illustrated with 14 pages of black and white photographs and cartoons. Well annotated with a four page bibliograph y and an eleven page index. The book shows very light wear to the fore corners and spine tips and has 3 pea size stains on the back board. Otherwise, 'tis clean and tight. A clear and removable cover has been fitted. View more info

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A Son of Québec.

By: Roy, Andrew. (edited by Daniel Huffaker).

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Ste. Anne de Bellevue, Quebec., Shoreline.: 2004

Seller ID: 27802

ISBN: 1896754392

Condition: Very Good+


8vo - 24.5 x 17 cm.; (4) - 141 pp. A biography best described by quoting from the back cover: "Andrew Roy, a direct descendent of a 'fille du roi', comes from a family of Québecois nuns and priests. In the early 1800's Charles Roy makes the decision to become an Anglican, and the family tree becomes French Protestant. Andrew grows up in the rectory of Holy Trinity Church in Lévis, where his father is the clergyman. After the RCAF, he goes into teaching and eventual... View more info

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Edward Blake: The Man of the Other Way 1833-1881, Leader and Exile 1881-1912. Two volumes.

By: Schull, Joseph.

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., Macmillan: 1975

Seller ID: 18291

ISBN: 0770512178X

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; Volume 1: Edward Blake,The Man of the Other Way 1833-1881 (ISBN 0770512178X - 1975). xi - 257 pp. Volume 2: Edward Blake, Leader and Exile 1881-1912. (ISBN 0770513255 - 1976). xi - 266 pp. Both are bound with a gloss black paper over boards and gilt lettering on spine. Both volumes have 16 pages of black and white photographs and reproductions on a coated paper along with smaller in-text illustrations. Both dust jackets show moderate shelf wear and scu... View more info

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Once Again, At Forty.

By: Shannon, Jim

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Burnstown, Ontario., General Store Publishing.: 1995

Seller ID: 19113

ISBN: 1896182194

Condition: Fine


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; 134 pp. Shannon relates his experiences when he, in his forties and a successful college teacher, took the other less travelled path and a winding and world circling path it turned out to be. View more info

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Which Reminds Me . . . a Memoir.

By: Sharp, Mitchell.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., University of Toronto Press.: 1994

Seller ID: 27214

ISBN: 0802005454

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; xv - 288 pp. Green cloth with black lettering on the spine. Illustrated with 16 pages of black and white photographs, 18 in all. Foreword by Jean Chretien. Two appendices and a 12 page index. Both the book and the dust jacket show minor wear to the spine tips, otherwise clean and tight. View more info

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A Very Double Life: The Private World of Mackenzie King.

By: Stacey, C. P.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., Macmillan.: 1976

Seller ID: 23468

ISBN: 0770513905

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; 256 pp. Wine red cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Illustrated with sixteen pages of black and white photographs. Previous owner's name on the front free end paper. Otherwise very clean with a solid and tight binding. Light shelf wear to the spine tips. The dust jacket shows mild shelf wear to the edges and that mostly on the spine tips. View more info

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Diefenbaker: Leadership Gained, 1956-62, Leadership Lost, 1962-67. (Two volumes).

By: Stursberg, Peter.

Price: $28.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., University of Toronto Press: 1975

Seller ID: 18111

ISBN: 0802021301

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; Leadership Gained (ISBN - 0802021301, 1975): xv - 278 pp. Leadership Lost (ISBN - 0802022251, 1976). dark blue cloth over boards with silver and gilt lettering on spines. An oral history (Stursberg interviewed all the key people, some 56 in all) of the Chief's rise to and fall from power. Both volumes are illustrated with many black and white photographs and both have extensive indices with volume two having an appendix of the interview particulars (da... View more info

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An Evangelical Mind, Nathanael Burwash and the Methodist Tradition in Canada, 1839-1918

By: Van Die, Marguerite

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Kingston, Ontario, Canada, McGill-Queen's University Press.: 1989

Seller ID: 24850

ISBN: 0773506950

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; 280 pp. Through this study of Burwash, Van Die explores the impact biblical criticism, idealist thought, and the evolutionary theory of Darwin had on the religious thought of nineteenth century Canadian Methodists. Photos, footnotes, bibliography, index. Text is tight and clean; dust jacket has yellowed a bit. View more info

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The Outsider: The Life of Pierre Elliott Trudeau

By: Vastel, Michel.

Price: $6.80

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., Macmillan: 1990

Seller ID: 18381

ISBN: 0771591004

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; vi - 266 pp. Red cloth with black lettering on spine. Illustrated with sixteen pages of black and white photographs. Previous owner's name stamped discreetly on the bottom of the title page and again on the bottom of the back free end paper. Otherwise very clean and tight with no signs of use. The unclipped dust jacket shows mild shelf wear. View more info

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Run of the Town: Stories of an Unfettered Youth.

By: West, Terrence Rundle.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Renfrew, Ontario., General Store Publishing House.: 2006

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 24616

ISBN: 1897113420

Condition: Fine


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; viii - 205 pp. From the preface: "These seventeen stories chronicle life and times in a small Northern Ontario resource town in the quarter century between 1940 and 1965. The community happens to be Hearst . . ." Signed and dated by the author on the title page along with a personal inscription. "Winner of the 2007 Northern Lit Award" sticker on the front cover.; Signed by Author View more info

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Truck Driving to Glory

By: Winquist, Henry S.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Vantage Press.: 1978

Seller ID: 22832

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


8vo - 20 x 13.5 cm.; 40 pp. An upbeat memoir of a farm boy from near Edmonton, Alberta, who made a success of himself as a truck driver. A clean, tight volume with a dust jacket that has minor edgewear. View more info

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Wilkinson: Warrior, Musician, Bishop.

By: Young, George.

Price: $8.80

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., Anglican Book Centre.: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 27304

ISBN: 0919891179

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


8vo - 21 x 13.5 cm.; 151 pp. Burgundy cloth over boards with gilt lettering on the spine. Foreword by Roland Michener. Illustrated with 10 pages of black and white photographs. Five pages of acknowledgement s, a 6 page appendix, a 3 page chronology and an 8 page index. The dust jacket shows some light scuffing best seen in reflected light. Otherwise the book appears to have been used very little if at all. View more info