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Image for Stone from the Mountain: Stories of Grimsby and Lincoln.

Stone from the Mountain: Stories of Grimsby and Lincoln.

By: Rannie, William F.

Price: $11.25

Publisher: Beamsville, Ontario., W. F. Rannie and Grimsby Historical Society.: 1987

Seller ID: 30333

ISBN: 0919953425

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; 148 pp. Well illustrated with many archival photographs. The area in question is "West Lincoln" which is that part of the province Ontario along the shore of Lake Ontario and west of St. Catharines. It includes the townships of Louth, Clinton and North Grimsby and the towns of Grimsby and Beamsville. Mild wear to the edges of the covers and one small closed tear in the tail edge of the front cover. Otherwise clean with a tight binding. View more info

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The Order of Saint Augustine.

By: Rano OSA., Balbino

Price: $9.00

Publisher: (1975)

Seller ID: 31163

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 21 x 14.5 cm.; 151 - (3) pp. No date nor place of publication nor publisher is explicity given. Translated into English by Fr. Arthur Ennis OSA. The date of 1975 is when it was printed. Illustrated with 8 black and white photographic plates. Ten pages of bibliographic notes in 12 parts followed by a 4 page index of principal names and topics, a 1 page listing of Augustinian General Chapters cited and a 1 page listing of Papal Bulls and Briefs cited. The library mar... View more info

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The Making of the Modern West: Western Canada Since 1945.

By: Rasporich, A. W. (editor).

Price: $11.25

Publisher: Calgary, Alberta/, University of Calgary Press: 1984

Seller ID: 10519

ISBN: 09198130406

Condition: Good


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; iv - 231 pp. A collection of 17 essays looking at all aspects of the growth and development of Western Canada since the discovery of oil at Leduc, Alberta. Contents: 1 - The Prairie West Since 1945: An Historical Survey" by Gerald Friesen, 2 - "Political Change in the New West" by Roger Gibbins, 3 - "Contemporary Western Alienation: An Opinion Profile" by David K. Elkton, 4 - "Western Alienation: A British Columbia Perspective" by Donald E. Blake, 5 - ... 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 whispe... 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

Image for Walking in Hope,1961-2006 : History of the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul. 1961-2006.

Walking in Hope,1961-2006 : History of the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul. 1961-2006.

By: Ross, Alec.

Price: $13.50

Publisher: Kingston, Ontario., Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul.: 2007

Seller ID: 30429

ISBN: 0978351401

Condition: Near Fine


8vo - 21.5 x 14 cm.; (8) - 212 - (2) pp. Published on the occasion of 145th anniversary of their foundation in Kingston, Ontario. Illuistrated with both colour and black and white photographs. One dog-eared crease on the top fore corner of page 197/198, otherwise fine. 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 r... View more info

Image for Dans la beauté de la paix; Histoire de l'abbaye de Saint-Benoît-du-Lac, 1912-2012.

Dans la beauté de la paix; Histoire de l'abbaye de Saint-Benoît-du-Lac, 1912-2012.

By: Salvas OSB., Dom Rene.

Price: $36.00

Publisher: Montreal, Quebec., Novalis.: 2012

Seller ID: 32062

ISBN: 2896464662

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


8vo - 21.5 x 26.5 cm. (oblong).; 245 - (3) pp. Wine-red cloth over boards with gilt lettering on the spine and the front board. One gilt book mark ribbon set into the headband. Illustrated throughout with many archival photographs and with a 16 page centre section of full colour photographs. Having visited this monastery myself and partaking of the Eucharistic liturgy, the book with its text and photographs only hint at the true beauty, both outer and inner, of this piec... View more info

Image for Edward Blake: The Man of the Other Way 1833-1881, Leader and Exile 1881-1912. Two volumes.

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 scu... View more info

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Which Reminds Me . . . a Memoir.

By: Sharp, Mitchell.

Price: $12.00

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

Seller ID: 27214

ISBN: 0802005454

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; xv - 288 pp. Green cloth with black lettering on the spine. Illustrated with 16 pages of black and white photographs, 18 in all. Foreword by Jean Chretien. Two appendices and a 12 page index. Both the book and the dust jacket show minor wear to the spine tips, otherwise clean and tight. View more info

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Beyond the Third Option: Trade Policy in the 1990's. (John W. Holmes Lecture).

By: Sinclair, Helen.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., Editions du Gref / Glendon College.: 1996

Seller ID: 27216

ISBN: 0921916493

Condition: Fine


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; 65 - (7) pp. The text of the seventh annual John W. Holmes lecture given at Glendon College of York University on March 9, 1995. One appendix consisting of a short 2 page biography of John W. Holmes and followed by a 21 page bibliography of Holmes' works compiled by Gail Fraser. View more info

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The Strange Odyssey of Poland's National Treasures, 1939-1961.

By: Swoger, Gordon.

Price: $13.50

Publisher: Toronto, Canada., Dundurn Group.: 2004

Seller ID: 32192

ISBN: 1550025155

Condition: Near Fine


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; 214 pp. Subtitled "A Polish-Canadian Story". To insure the safety of Poland's national treasures from the Nazis, many objects ended up in Canada. After the war, the two rival governments of the Communists in Poland and the wartime government in London vied for control of the treasures. It wasn't resolved until 1961. Maps, illustrations, photos, bibliography, footnotes. A clean, sturdy copy. View more info

Image for The Steamboat Era in the Muskokas. Volume II (2), The Golden Years to Present. (A History of Steam Navigation in the Districts of Muskoka and Parry Sound, 1906 to Present).

The Steamboat Era in the Muskokas. Volume II (2), The Golden Years to Present. (A History of Steam Navigation in the Districts of Muskoka and Parry Sound, 1906 to Present).

By: Tatley, Richard.

Price: $31.50

Publisher: Erin, Ontario., The Boston Mills Press.: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 32011

ISBN: 0919783104

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


4to - 28 x 21.5 cm.; 304 pp. Grayish cloth over boards with gilt lettering on the spine and the front board. Photographic end papers and profusely illustrated with black and white photographs throughout. One page bibliography, 2 page listing of people who provided information and photographs, 3 page index of steamboats that appear in the book, and a 5 page index of people, places and enterprises that appear in the book. The book itself has very minor wear to the spine ti... View more info

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Essays in Cape Breton History.

By: Tennyson, B. D. (editor).

Price: $7.20

Publisher: Windsor, Nova Scotia., Lancelot Press.: 1973

Seller ID: 11555

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 21 x 14 cm.; 67 - [1] pp. Page [68] is a listing of other books from Lancelot Press. Stiff beige wrappers with black lettering and red linework on front. Contour map of 'South Uist' on page 6. Contents: 1 - Introduction by B. D. Tennyson, 2 - "Emigration from South Uist to Cape Breton" by Rosemary Hutchinson, 3 - "Sydney's Debt to John Despard; Administrator of Cape Breton, 1800-1807" 4 - "John George Bourinot; M. H. A. and Senator" by B. D. Tennyson, 5 - "Cape Br... View more info

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People & Places from Grimsby's Past.

By: Turcotte, Dorothy.

Price: $11.25

Publisher: Grimsby, Ontario., Self published.: 1995

Seller ID: 30450

ISBN: 0969773021

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; 179 pp. Grimsby is a town on the south shore of Lake Ontario situated half-way between Hamilton and St. Catharines in the heart of the Ontario wine country. A well illustrated book with many archival photographs and reproductions. One page index at the back. Minor wear to the cover edges, otherwise clean with a tight binding. 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 ... 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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A History & Collector's Guide to Hex Baits Limited, Brockville, Ontario 1930-1962. Including Historical Overviews of Other Early Canadian Fishing Lure Manufacturers.

By: Willis, Jim. (with assistance from Larry Lunman).

Price: $31.50

Publisher: Smiths Falls, Ontario., The Upper Canadian, Publisher.: 1999

Seller ID: 31288

ISBN: 0969118627

Condition: Very Good


4to - 28 x 21.5 cm.; 96 pp. Illustrated with an 8 page section of photographs many of which are in full colour and many other black and white photographs and reproductions within the text itself. One page bibliography and a 2 page index. Loosely laid in is the one page "HEX Baits Price Guide for the Year 2000". The other lure manufacturers profiled (albeit short profiles) are G. M. Skinner Bait Company, Gibbs Tool and Stamping Works, Williams Gold Refining Company, Allco... View more info