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Image for Z Wiatru i Ognia . . . Opowiesc o Blogoslawionym Eugeniuszu de Mazenod, Zalozycielu Zgromadzenia Misjonarzy Oblatow.

Z Wiatru i Ognia . . . Opowiesc o Blogoslawionym Eugeniuszu de Mazenod, Zalozycielu Zgromadzenia Misjonarzy Oblatow.

By: Roche OMI., Aime.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., Oblates.: 1975

Seller ID: 27328

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 21 x 15 cm.; 141 - (19) pp. The text is in Polish. Illustrated wraps in black and white. Translated into Polish from the original French, "Le bienheureux Eugène de Mazenod", by Gustaw Kania. illustrated with black and white photographs and maps. 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 eventually returns to Québec City to work in English Protestant Education at the Provincial level. As a member of the Superior Council o... 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 scuffing. Previous owner's inked note (date) on the front free end paper of volume 1. 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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A Woman with a Purpose, The Diaries of Elizabeth Smith 1872-1884.

By: Smith, Elizabeth (edited by Veronica Strong-Boag).

Price: $13.50

Publisher: Toront, Ontario., University of Toronto Press.: 1980

Seller ID: 31974

ISBN: 0802063977

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 22 x 14 cm.; xxxviii - 298 pp. Footnotes in the extensive Introduction and photos. Smith was one of the first women doctors to be educated in Canada. The diary chronicles, among other life events, her battle for admission into the all-male medical school at Queen's University in Kingston. Of interest to those who want a first hand experience of a woman's life in southern Ontario in the late nineteenth century. Bit of minor soiling and edgewear; text is clean and binding sturdy. 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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With the West in Her Eyes, The Story of a Modern Pioneer.

By: Strange, Kathleen.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Toronto, Canada., Macmillan Company of Canada Limited.: 1945

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 32190

Condition: Very Good-


8vo - 20.5 x 13.5 cm.; 293 pp. First published in 1937, this is a later reprint with an Epilogue dated 1945. Autobiography of English immigrants to western Canada and the farm life outside of Fenn, Alberta. Front free endpaper has the following "Inscribed with the best wishes of the author, Kathleen Strange, Winnipeg, 1947." Blue cloth-covered boards with black lettering on spine and front board. Some soiling on fore-edge text block and on a few pages. ; Signed by Author 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 (dates, lengths and Public Archive tape numbers). Both books and dust jackets show only mild shelf wear with the dust jacket of ... View more info

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George-Etienne Cartier, A Biography.

By: Sweeny, Alastair.

Price: $13.50

Publisher: Toronto, Canada., McClelland and Stewart.: 1976

Seller ID: 32451

ISBN: 0771083637

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; 352 pp. A major biography of an important Canadian politician and a Father of Confederation. Cartier (1814-1873) was a French Canadian rebel and member of the first federal government. Extensive bibliography, photos, index. A bit of soiling on text block fore-edge, otherwise, a clean, sturdy copy. Dust jacket has some light rubbing. View more info

Image for La Vénérable Marie de l'Incarnation, Ursuline. Née Marie Guyart, Fondatrice du Monastère de Québec.

La Vénérable Marie de l'Incarnation, Ursuline. Née Marie Guyart, Fondatrice du Monastère de Québec.

By: Ue religieuse des Ursulines.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Paris, France., P. Tequi: Libraire-Editeur.: 1910

Seller ID: 30907

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


8vo - 21.5 x 14 cm.; xxiv - 534 pp. The text is in French. Textured black cloth over boards with a faux panelled spine and gilt lettering on the spine with blind stamped border rules on the front and back boards. With an 8 page introduction by Mgr. Baunard. A quite comprehensive table of contents, "Table des Matières", at the back. This is the "new edition" illustrated with 15 black and white plates one of which is the tissue protected frontis piece. The library markings, none of which are exrternal, are a blacked out stamp on the half title page, a stamp on the title page and attachments on ... View more info

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Limerick Township and Area History Bits.

By: Vallieres, Catharine M. (editor).

Price: $40.50

Publisher: Bellevile, Ontario., Essence Publishing / Epic Press.: 2015

Seller ID: 32129

ISBN: 1460004671

Condition: Very Good


4to - 25.5 x 20.5 cm.; 269 pp. This is the second printing from the same year as its first publication. Illustrated with many black and white archival photographs and 1 colour plate of the "Digital Memories Quilt". Limerick township is located in the northern part of Hastings County, Ontario about an hour's drive north of Belleville on Highway 62. It is south of Bancroft, east of Coe Hill and north of Madoc. First opened up 'officially' by the Hastings Colonization Road which ran from Belleville to Maynooth. I live just north of this area and it can be truly said to be a land of rocks, trees a... 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

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Woodsworth, Social Pioneer (Authorized Sketch).

By: Ziegler, Olive.

Price: $22.50

Publisher: Toronto, Canada., Ontario Publishing Co.: 1934

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 32408

Condition: Very Good-


8vo - 21 x 13 cm.; xii - 202 pp. Frontis portrait plus six more illustrations, Foreword by Dr. Salem Bland. A biography of James S. Woodsworth (1874-1942), a believer in the social gospel and founder of the first socialist party in Canada, the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation, the CCF, which evolved into today's New Democratic Party. Ziegler has inscribed this copy of the front free endpaper. Blue cloth-covered boards lightly soiled with minor edgewear, endpapers lightly foxed, former owner's name on front free endpaper, a few finger smudges in text; binding sturdy. A clear and removable a... View more info