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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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Yesterdays' Pulpit: Memoirs of an Oblate Missionary. (a mini-biography, 1932-1942).

By: Monahan OMI., Paul L.

Price: $6.80

Publisher: Vancouver, BC., Oblates - OMI.: 1982

Seller ID: 27369

ISBN: 0969130805

Condition: Near Fine


8vo - 21 x 13.5 cm.; 186 pp. Fr. Monahan (1902 - ) was ordained in 1929 and after serving in 2 parishes was assigned to the Oblate Mission Band (1932-1942) and it is this time that serves as the basis for his memoirs. Illustrated with black and white photographs. View more info

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Roses in December: An Oblate's Melody of Memories.

By: Monahan OMI., Paul L.

Price: $6.80

Publisher: Vancouver, BC., Oblates - OMI.: 1990

Seller ID: 27388

ISBN: 096913083X

Condition: Near Fine


8vo - 21 x 13.5 cm.; 228 pp. Fr. Monahan (1902 - ) was ordained in 1929 and after serving in 2 parishes was assigned to the Oblate Mission Band (1932-1942), then he served as a chaplain in the RCAF, was later stationed in Spokane, Washington and upon his retirement, he wrote this book "dedicated to the beautiful people who made so many things happen, so many things possible - a casual combinmation of autobiographical fragments and his memories . . ." (from the back cover). Illustrated with black and white photographs. Clean and tight with a wee bit of wear to the cover edges. 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 colour. Full page map of the free city of Danzig and environs on page 8. Signed by the author on the title page. 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 Dowager. The story of this remarkable woman follows her life from Farmersville, Ontario, to medical school in MIchigan and then on... 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 to have been used very little if at all. The dust jacket has mild wear to the head edge and the jacket's spine is a tad brow... 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 . . ." Signed by the author on the title page.; Signed by Author 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, Minnie White, Sarah Benoit, Viola Payne, Phyllis O'Leary, Beatrice Sibley, Annie Dollimount and Vivian Cluett. The book is sign... 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. Lloyd H. Person". The book shows mild shelf wear and that on the bottom fore corners and spine tips. The interior is ver... View more info

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As Far As Ever the Puffin Flew.

By: Petrie, Frank.

Price: $11.25

Publisher: New York., Vantage Press: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8461

ISBN: 053311922-7

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


8vo - 22.5 x 15 cm.; x - 353 pp. Black "leather look" paper over boards with silver gilt lettering on the spine. Stated first edition and with a gift inscription on title page by author. There is a bump on the fore edge corners 2" up from the tail. A Canadian economist involved with international affairs, reflects on and his describes his career and the world as he knows it. He is from Newfoundland, so he is a bit blunt, which actually is a good thing. Illustrated with 14 pages of black and white photographs.; Signed by Author View more info

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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 front cover is soiled on the fore edge margin. A clear and removable archival cover has been fitted. 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 a whisper of wear. Otherwise very clean and tight. The unclipped dust jacket has mild wear on the head edge with one small closed tea... View more info

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A Boy from Burnstown: My Life's Story.

By: Richardson, George.

Price: $13.50

Publisher: Ontario., Privately published.: 1998

Seller ID: 32433

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 22 x 14 cm.; (6) - 324 - (2) pp. Bound with a black plastic coil in card stock covers with mylar overlays. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Born on a farm outside of Burnstown in Renfrew County, Richardson served as a United Church minister, eventually retiring in Perth, Ontario. Signed by the author on the title page. The clear mylar sheets are scuffed a tad and show some yellowing with age. Otherwise very clean with a sound binding. 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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C. D., The Life and Times of Clarence Decatur Howe.

By: Roberts, Leslie.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Toronto, Canada., Clarke, Irwin & Company.: 1957

Seller ID: 32449

Condition: Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; 246 pp. Biography of Canadian Liberal politician who served in the cabinets of Mackenzie King and Louis St. Laurent. Howe (1886-1960) is credited with transforming the Canada into an industrial-based economy. Some photos, index. Red cloth-covered boards with gilt spine lettering. Bit of underlining on three pages, otherwise, a clean, sturdy copy. Dust jacket has some edgewear and closed tears. 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