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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 exte... 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. ... 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 ... 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: $8.00

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/red wraps with a saddle stapled binding. 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

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

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 app... 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... 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 ... 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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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

Image for Faith and Freedom: The Life and Times of Bill Ryan, SJ.

Faith and Freedom: The Life and Times of Bill Ryan, SJ.

By: Chodos, Bob and Jamie Swift.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Ottawa, Ontario., Novalis.: 2002

Seller ID: 11987

ISBN: 2895072469

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; 253 pp. Black cloth over boards with gilt lettering on the spine. Born in Renfrew, Ontario in 1925, Fr. Ryan moved into a very active role on international stage dealing with issues of social justice and the years of 'turmoil' between the church and Jesuits. Illustrated with 16 pages of black and white photographs. Inked date on the half title page and the dust jacket has a crease on the inside front flap corner. View more info

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George Grant: A Biography.

By: Christian, William.

Price: $9.60

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

Seller ID: 18405

ISBN: 0802059228

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; xx - [ 25] - 472 pp. White cloth with purple lettering on spine. First published in 1993, this is the second printing. Illustrated with twenty four pages of black and white photographs. Well annotated with an eleven page bibliography of Grant's published works prepared by Mark Haslett. Previous owner's bookplate on the blank page (page ii) facing the title page. Otherwise very clean and tight showing little if any signs of use. View more info

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Room for All of Us: Surprising Stories of Loss and Transformation.

By: Clarkson, Adrienne.

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., Allen Lane / Penguin.: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 23974

ISBN: 0670065471

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


8vo - 22.5 x 15 cm.; [4] - 248 pp. Ivory coloured cloth over boards with gilt red lettering on spine. With bibliography and index. Clarkson writes of the immigrant experience enriching the stories with her own memories. Signed and dated by the author on the title page with an added personal inscription by her. The unclipped dust jacket has one small "crumple" (quite small actually) on the spine crown at the back.; Signed by Author View more info

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Trudeau and Our Times. Volume 1 - The Magnificent Obsession, Volume 2 - The Heroic Delusion.

By: Clarkson, Stephen and Christina McCall.

Price: $32.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., McClelland & Stewart: 1990

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 18382

ISBN: 0771054149

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


8vo - 23.5 x 15.5 cm.; Volume 1 (ISBN 0771054149): The Magnificent Obsession. 502 pp. 24 pages of black and white photographs. 20 page bibliography. Volume 2 (ISBN 0771054173): The Heroic Delusion. 588 pp. 30 page bibliography. Volume 2 is signed by Clarkson on the title page. Both volumes are bound in a black paper over boards with red gilt lettering on the spine. Both show very mild shelf wear and appear to have never been used. The unclipped dust jackets of both volum... View more info