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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 respectively. Red bookmark set into the headband. The externals show mild shelf wear and the spine is faded. A clear and removable archi... 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 is faded, otherwise clean and tight. 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

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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. Illustrated with b/w photos. Author has inscribed and signed on the title page. One small surface stain on the text block fore edg... View more info

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Man of Steel: The Story of Sir Sandford Fleming.

By: Maclean, Hugh.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., Ryerson Press.: 1969

Seller ID: 18271

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


12mo - 19.5 x 13 cm.; 145 pp. Bright green cloth over boards with gilt lettering on spine. When Fleming, an immigrant engineer from Scotland, arrived in Canada in 1845, there were only 16 miles of railroad in the whole of the country. Besides being instrumental in linking all of Canada by rail, he also developed and established Standard Time and a Commonwealth cable system for communication. Other than very mild shelf wear to the board and dust jacket edges, the book appears to have been little used if at all. View more info

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Robert Service: Under the Spell of the Yukon.

By: Mallory, Enid Swerdferger.

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Surrey, British Columbia., Heritage House Publishing.: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 18244

ISBN: 1894384954

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; xvii - 238 pp. Red cloth over boards with white lettering on spine. Foreword by Jack White. A biography of the "Bard of the Yukon" that fills in some of the missing gaps of Service's years in Canada and the US. Illustrated with black and white photographs and maps. Signed by the author on the title page. Both book and dust jacket show a hint of mild shelf wear.; Signed by Author View more info

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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

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

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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John P. Robarts: His Life and Government

By: McDougall, A. K.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Toronto, Canada., University of Toronto Press.: 1986

Seller ID: 32349

ISBN: 0802034268

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; xiii, (18), 320 pp. Part of the Ontario Historical Studies Series. Robarts (1917-1982) was Premier of the Canadian province of Ontario from 1961-1971 and remembered "for his integrity and for the status and stability he gave Ontario . . ." Photos, appendices, footnotes, bibliography, index. A clean, sturdy volume. Dust jacket has very minor rubbing and a couple of small closed tears. View more info

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La route de Champlain.

By: McDowell, Franklin Davey.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Quebec., Louis-Alexandre Belisle: 1942

Seller ID: 9759

Condition: Good


8vo - 20.5 x 14 cm.; xix - 492 pp. Originally written in English as "The Champlain Road", this is the French translation. Canadian history full of blackrobes (Jesuits) and Indians (Hurons, and where there are Hurons, the Iroquois must be close by). Moderate wear and soiling on the paper covers, former owner's name stamped on cover and a few places in the text (fortunately, the stamp has small lettering). Many text pages are still unopened. 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 comments from his latter years. Previous owner's name on the front free end paper. The book itself shows a hint of shelf wear. The dust jac... 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 sturdy copy. Dust jacket has minor edgewear. 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 edge. The dust jacket is lightly soiled with small chips on the head edge and larger a chip (pea-sized) on the tail edge at t... 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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Expatriate.

By: Minifie, James M.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., Macmillan: 1976

Seller ID: 32446

ISBN: 0770513239

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


8vo - 22.5 x 15 cm.; x - 214 pp. Brown cloth with gilt lettering on spine. This is Minifie's second volume of memoirs continuing on after "Homesteader". The book was finished by his wife, Gilliam Minifie as James died before doing so himself. Illustrated with eight pages of black and white photographs. Introduction by Leland Stowe with an afterword (L'Envoi) by Hugh Keenleyside. Brown cloth-covered boards with gilt spine lettering. Light soiling to text block fore-edge; otherwise, pages clean, binding sturdy. Dust jacket has light edgewear. View more info