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The Life of Venerable Marguerite Bourgeoys: Foundress of the Congregation of Notre Dame of Montreal.

By: N/A

Price: $12.60

Publisher: New York., P. J. Kenedy & Sons.: 1932

Seller ID: 30618

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


8vo - 22.5 x 15 cm.; xiii - 231 pp. Dark blue cloth over boards with gilt lettering on the spine and in a gilt bordered panel on the front board with blind stamped border rules on the margins of the front board. The text block head edge is stained blue to match as issued. Introduction by John Gregory Murray, the then archbishop of St. Paul. Illustrated with 12 full page black and white plates one of which is the frontis piece. The library markings, none of which are external, are a stamp on the title page and attachments on the back end papers. Dated gift note and a blacked out previous owner'... View more info

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The Life of Venerable Marguerite Bourgeoys: Foundress of the Congregation of Notre Dame of Montreal.

By: N/A

Price: $16.20

Publisher: New York., P. J. Kenedy & Sons.: 1932

Seller ID: 31523

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


8vo - 22.5 x 15 cm.; xiii - 231 pp. Dark blue cloth over boards with gilt lettering on the spine and in a gilt bordered panel on the front board with blind stamped border rules on the margins of the front board. The text block head edge is stained blue to match, the fore and tail edges are untrimmed, all as issued. Introduction by John Gregory Murray, the then archbishop of St. Paul. Illustrated with 12 full page black and white plates one of which is the frontis piece. Some of the pages remain unopened on the tail edges. The volume shows very mild wear to the spine tips and the bottom fore co... View more info

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Louis 'David' Riel: Prophet of the New World.

By: ( James Bell, F. J. H. Merrill, Harlan Smith)

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, University of Toronto Press: 1979

Seller ID: 18345

ISBN: 0887801188

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


8vo - 22.5 x 15 cm.; ix - 216 pp. Black cloth over boards with silver gilt lettering on the spine. First published by the University of Toronto Press in 1979, this is a reprint from the same year. Well indexed and annotated with bibliographical references. Previous owner's name stamped on the front free end paper and the title page. The dust jacket is edge worn on the top edge with small creases and one closed tear on the back at the top of 2 cm in length. Otherwise the book appears to have been used very little if at all. View more info

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The Memoirs of C. B. Sissons.

By: Alienum, Nil.

Price: $10.40

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., University of Toronto Press: 1964

Seller ID: 18361

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; xii - 260 pp. Brown cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Illustrated with eight pages of black and white photographs. Previous owner's name stamped on the front paste down end paper. The boards show very mild shelf wear on the tail edges. The dust jacket is worn at the spine tips with two small closed tears and shows mild shelf wear elsewhere. View more info

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The Saintly Life of Jeanne Mance: First Lay Nurse in North America.

By: Atherton, William Henry.

Price: $6.30

Publisher: St. Louis, Missouri., Catholic Hospital Association: 1945

Seller ID: 15178

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 21.5 x 14 cm.; vi - (3) - 95 pp. Orange wraps with black lettering in a saddle stapled binding. Illustrated with seven black and white drawings. First published in the July/August, 1945 issue of "Hospital Progress", the official journal of the Catholic Hospital Association. Jeanne Mance (1606-1673) came from the Champagne region of France and travelled to Quebec where she became involved with the founding of the medical mission in Montreal, the beginnings of Hotel Dieu. The covers show some very slight soiling and edge wear, else near fine. View more info

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Timothy Warren Anglin, 1822-96, Irish Catholic Canadian.

By: Baker, William M.

Price: $16.20

Publisher: Toronto, Canada., University of Toronto Press.: 1977

Seller ID: 32452

ISBN: 0802053688

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; xiv - 336 pp. Anglin was an Irish immigrant to New Brunswick and then later to Toronto, editor of the newspaper, The Freeman, and later of the Toronto Tribune. He was also a highly controversial member of Parliament as the very partisan Speaker of the House of Commons. Photos, footnotes, index. White cloth-covered boards with a pictorial front cover. Minor soiling on boards and text block fore-edge, former owner's name on front free endpaper; otherwise, a clean text and sturdy binding. A clear and removable archival cover has been fitted. View more info

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The Baldwins and the Great Experiment.

By: Baldwin, R. M. and J.

Price: $13.50

Publisher: Don Mills, Ontario., Longmans.: 1969

Seller ID: 32453

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


8vo - 21.5 x 14 cm.; xiii - 269 pp. Story of three generations of the Balwin family which immigrated from Ireland to Canada in 1799, Robert the Emigrant, Robert the Honourable, and Dr. William Warren Baldwin. The Great Experiment "was the introduction of responsible government (by which Canada obtained self government) . . ." Bibliography, index. Black cloth-covered boards with white spine lettering and map endpapers. A clean, sturdy volume. Dust jacket has minor edgewear. View more info

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Jérôme Le Royer de la Dauversière: His Friends and Enemies. 1597-1659.

By: Bechard SJ., Henri.

Price: $8.80

Publisher: Bloomingdale, Ohio., Apostolate for Family Consecration.: 1991

Seller ID: 18265

ISBN: 0932406203

Condition: Fine


8vo - 21.5 x 14 cm.; xviii - 478 pp. Jérôme Le Royer was the founder of the Religious Hospitallers of St. Joseph in Montreal, Quebec and the founder of the Holy Family Confraternity. One of Fr. Béchard's aims in the writing of this book was to encourage the laity as they seek to follow the spirit of the Second Vatican Council. A new and unread / unused book. View more info

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My Assiduous Lifestyle

By: Benson, Frederick E.

Price: $6.40

Publisher: Belleville, Ontario, Canada, Essence Publishing.: 1998

Seller ID: 19865

ISBN: 1896400930

Condition: Near Fine


8vo - 21 x 13.5 cm.; 181 pp. Born in 1909, this is Benson's autobiography which spans many changes in society. A new copy. View more info

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High Buttoned Shoes and Tabi.

By: Bingle, Florence Rothwell.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Kingston, Ontario., Tabi Publishing Company: 1980

Seller ID: 15401

ISBN: 0969050704

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 22 x 13 cm.; 80 pp. Covering the years 1918 to 1922, this is the tale of a young Listowel, Ontario school teacher who traveled to Japan to teach at the Canadian Academy in Kobe. Photos. Small stain and small closed tear on the cover; text pages clean. View more info

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The Imperial Canadian: Vincent Massey in Office.

By: Bissell, Claude.

Price: $10.40

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

Seller ID: 18328

ISBN: 0802056563

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; xii - (24) - 361 pp. Dark blue/grey cloth over boards with gilt lettering on spine. Illustrated with 23 pages of black and white photographs. Massey served as Canada's High Commissioner to London from 1935 to 1946 returning to Canada to serve as the Chancellor of the University of Toronto before being appointed Governor General, the first Canadian to be so appointed. (This volume follows Bissell's earlier book: "The Young Vincent Massey".) The book appears to have never been used while the dust jacket shows mild wear along the top edge. View more info

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C. D. Howe: A Biography.

By: Bothwell, Robert and William Kilbourn.

Price: $13.50

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Mcclelland and Stewart: 1979

Seller ID: 32445

ISBN: 0771045379

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; 397 pp. Faux leather cloth (a mottled red and dark brown) over boards with gilt lettering on spine. Oft times called the Minister of Everything, C. D. Howe served for over 25 years in federal politics and brought Canada into and onto the world stage in the post war period of the 1950's. Illustrated with eight pages of black and white photographs. Minor shelf wear on boards, previous owner's inscription on front free endpaper, otherwise, a clean, sturdy copy. Perhaps Howe is most remembered for his quick reply to a question in the House of Commons about his financial 'estimat... View more info

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The Paper Chase to the Coulsons of Clarke.

By: Brown, Dorothy.

Price: $9.60

Publisher: Newcastle, Ontario., Self published.: 2000

Seller ID: 25486

ISBN: 1553061594

Condition: Fine


8vo - 20.5 x 13.5 cm.; 169 pp. Full colour photographic wrappers. Three page bibliography and 7 page index at the back. Illustrated with black and white photographs. The author's personal recounting of her genealogical search for her family roots. View more info

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A Fine and Private Place.

By: Callaghan, Morley.

Price: $6.40

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., Macmillan.: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 29032

ISBN: 0770512771

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


8vo - 21 x 13.5 cm.; 213 pp. Green cloth over boards with gilt lettering on the spine. First edition as per the copyright page. Callaghan's 17th published book. Very minor shelf wear to the spine tips, otherwise clean and tight. The dust jacket has wear to the head edge of the back panel and the spine crown. The spine is also a tad darkened. View more info

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Deep Green Road.

By: Cameron, Thelma.

Price: $11.20

Publisher: Carleton Place, Ontario., Crystal Rock Art Room: 2003

Seller ID: 14486

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 23 x 15.5 cm.; x - 242 pp. From the back cover: "Self taught artist and writer Thelma Cameron paints a vivid word picture of life in Hawkesbury, Cornwall and Winchester during the first half of this century (1900's), The Deep Green Road chronicles Thelma's adventures and misadventures as she grows from childhood to young womanhood. Liberally illustrated throughout the book are photos to help us relate to her family, friends and neighbours. Also her visual anecdotes tell how a small girl tries hard to be good but often fails and, as a young woman, she struggles to make an unfortunate marr... View more info

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Harvester of the North.

By: Cantelon, Elmer J.

Price: $6.40

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., Full Gospel Publishing House.: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 26801

Condition: Fine in Very Good dust jacket


8vo - 20 x 13.5 cm.; 112 pp. Orange cloth over boards with black lettering on spine. The autobiography of a harvester of grain and of souls, a Penecostal pioneer. Illustrated with a black and white frontis photograph of Mr. and Mrs Cantelon plus several black and white line drawings by Rev. Willard Cantelon. The unclipped dust jacket shows minor edgewear to the head edge and the fore corners. View more info

Image for Brown of the Globe. Volume One: The Voice of Upper Canada, 1818-1859. Volume Two, Statesman of Confederation, 1860-1880. (Two volumes in slipcase).

Brown of the Globe. Volume One: The Voice of Upper Canada, 1818-1859. Volume Two, Statesman of Confederation, 1860-1880. (Two volumes in slipcase).

By: Careless, J. M. S.

Price: $32.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., Macmillan.: 1963

Seller ID: 27196

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


8vo - 24.5 x 15 cm.; Volume One (the 1966 reprint): viii - 354 pp. Volume Two (1963): ix - 406 pp. Beige cloth over boards with brown lettering on spines and front boards. Illustrated end papers in both and twelve pages of illustrations (photographs and reproductions) in each volume. The spines of both are a tad darkened. Otherwise they are very clean with solid and tight bindings. Both dust jackets are unclipped and that for volume 2 has mild wear to the spine tips. As with the books, the spines are a tad darkened. The publisher's slip case is present (a simple green affair with no markings) ... View more info

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A Woman in a Man's World.

By: Casgrain, Therese F.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., McLelland and Stewart.: 1972

Seller ID: 25847

ISBN: 0771019157

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; 192 pp. Gray cloth over boards with gilt lettering on the spine. Translated from the French, "Une femme chez les hommes", by Joyce Marshall. Foreword by Frank R. Scott. Previous owner's name on the front free end paper. The unclipped dust jacket is worn on the edges, more so on the head edge with a 4 cm closed tear at the spine crown. View more info

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I Found My Thrill on Parliament Hill.

By: Chenier-Cullen, Nicole.

Price: $13.50

Publisher: New York., iUniverse Inc.: 2009

Seller ID: 32450

ISBN: 1440179409

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; 379 pp. A sprightly biography of Bud Cullen (1927-2005), Canadian Liberal politician and Federal Court judge, member of Pierre Trudeau's government, outspoken, scandalously fell in love with his chief of staff and married her (the author of this book), and finally dying of Lewy Body, an Alzheimer related disease. A lifetime of success, humour and honest spirit. Photos, endnotes. A clean, sturdy volume. View more info

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Ramblings of a Rolling Stone.

By: Childs, John W.

Price: $6.40

Publisher: Renfrew, Ontario., General Store Publishing: 2005

Seller ID: 14286

ISBN: 189711320X

Condition: Near Fine


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; 155 pp. "A Boy's Journey from England to Canada During World War II." Photos. A new and unused book. View more info