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The Slopes of the Andes: Four Essays on the Rural Myth in Ontario.

By: MacGillivray, Royce

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Belleville, Ontario., Mika Publishing.: 1990

Seller ID: 20316

ISBN: 092134144X

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


8vo - 23 x 15.5 cm.; 191 pp. Bright red cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front board. Royce writes from his and his parents own experiences on a farm in Eastern Ontario at McCrimmon West. The four essays are: 1 - "The Sense of Community", 2 - "The Round of the Year", 3 - "From Pioneer to Farmer: Honour and Reviling", 4 - "The Uses of Education: A thoroughly negative-minded report from the Late Twentieth Century", followed by a short section on further reading and some notes of the sources. The book appears to have never been used at all. About the title: other than it is a line from Moby... View more info

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Man of Steel: The Story of Sir Sandford Fleming.

By: Maclean, Hugh.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., Ryerson Press.: 1969

Seller ID: 18271

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


12mo - 19.5 x 13 cm.; 145 pp. Bright green cloth over boards with gilt lettering on spine. When Fleming, an immigrant engineer from Scotland, arrived in Canada in 1845, there were only 16 miles of railroad in the whole of the country. Besides being instrumental in linking all of Canada by rail, he also developed and established Standard Time and a Commonwealth cable system for communication. Other than very mild shelf wear to the board and dust jacket edges, the book appears to have been little used if at all. View more info

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The Winning of Popular Government: A Chronicle of the Union of 1841. Volume 27 in the Chronicles of Canada Series.

By: MacMechan, Archibald.

Price: $10.80

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., Glasgow, Brook & Company.: 1916

Seller ID: 27916

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


12mo - 18 x 12 cm.; xi - 172 - (4) pp. Red cloth over boards with gilt lettering and decorations on the spine and a blind stamped publisher's crest centered on the front board. The is also volume 4 in Part VII of the 32 volume series: "The Struggle for Political Freedom". Illustrated with 8 full page plates, one of which, the frontis piece, is coloured. One page bibliographical note and a 6 page index. The covers show very minor shelf wear and with one small stain on the front. The interior is clean and the binding is tight. A few of the fore edges of the pages are yet unopened. A clear and re... View more info

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The Co-operative Movement on the Prairies, 1900-1955. (CHA Booklet No.33).

By: MacPherson, Ian.

Price: $3.60

Publisher: Ottawa, Ontario., Canadian Historical Association.: 1979

Seller ID: 33098

Condition: Near Fine


8vo - 21 x 13.5 cm.; 23 pp. Off-white covers with black lettering in a saddle stapled binding. One page bibliographical note at the back. Very minor wear to the edges of the covers. The shipping cost for this small item will be reduced after it is ordered. View more info

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A Truly Loyal Subject: An Account of the Life of George Brown and the Founding of Canada.

By: Marquis, Vincent.

Price: $5.60

Publisher: Russell, Ontario., Home Works Company: 2000

Seller ID: 18168

ISBN: 0968505805

Condition: Near Fine


8vo - 21.5 x 14 cm.; xiv - 98 pp. Written by a seasoned educator, this biography of George Brown is designed to be part of a history curriculum at the senior high school level. A select two page bibliography at the back. Very slight edge wear to the covers, otherwise an unused and unread book. View more info

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What's Past Is Prologue: The Memoirs of the Right Honourable Vincent Massey, CH.

By: Massey, Vincent

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Totonto, Ontario, Macmillan: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18414

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


8vo - 21.5 x 14.5 cm.; [18] - 540 pp. Tan / gray cloth with gilt lettering on a black spine panel. Illustrated with twenty-four pages of black and white photographs. The book shows quite mild shelf wear with like age-darkened text block edges. The dust jacket is lightly worn on the edges with a sunned spine and a inside tape repaired closed tear on the top fly fold at the front. View more info

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La route de Champlain.

By: McDowell, Franklin Davey.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Quebec., Louis-Alexandre Belisle: 1942

Seller ID: 9759

Condition: Good


8vo - 20.5 x 14 cm.; xix - 492 pp. Originally written in English as "The Champlain Road", this is the French translation. Canadian history full of blackrobes (Jesuits) and Indians (Hurons, and where there are Hurons, the Iroquois must be close by). Moderate wear and soiling on the paper covers, former owner's name stamped on cover and a few places in the text (fortunately, the stamp has small lettering). Many text pages are still unopened. View more info

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A Saga of the Church in Canada.

By: McGivern, Father J. S.

Price: $4.50

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., Catholic Register.:

Seller ID: 6061

ISBN: 09690310X

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 21.5 x 14 cm.; vi - 92 pp. A columnist for the Catholic Register and a professional historian / archivist of the Jesuits and for the Archdiocese of Toronto, Father McGivern wrote about the heroism of the unknown pioneers who gave their lives for God and served the building of the Canadian nation, from the early days of exploration to chaplains who served in the two world wars. Book has monastery library stamp and notations on title page; shows minimal wear. View more info

Image for Creating Canadian Historical Memory: The Case of the Famine Migration of 1847. (Booklet #30 in "Canada's Ethnic Groups" series).

Creating Canadian Historical Memory: The Case of the Famine Migration of 1847. (Booklet #30 in "Canada's Ethnic Groups" series).

By: McGowan, Mark.

Price: $4.50

Publisher: Ottawa, Ontario., Canadian Historical Association.: 2006

Seller ID: 33120

ISBN: 0887982565

Condition: Fine


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; 19 pp. Dark blue wraps with white lettering in a saddle stapled binding. Two pages of suggestions for further reading at the back. An as-new and unused booklet. The shipping cost for this small item will be reduced after it is ordered. View more info

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The St. Patrick's Benevolent Society of Toronto: A History.

By: McKeever, Eileen. (editor).

Price: $36.00

Publisher: Ottawa, Ontario., Providence Road Press.: 1995

Seller ID: 31529

ISBN: 1896243096

Condition: Fine with no dust jacket


8vo - 21.5 x 28 cm. (oblong).; 54 pp. Green paper over boards with a faux leather finish and gilt lettering on the front board. Illustrated with black and white photographs, drawings, maps and reproductions. Four appendices: "Benevolent Personalities" 4 pages, "Society Directors and Officers" 1 page, "Bibliograohy" 1 page and "Endnotes" 2 pages. View more info

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Drapeau.

By: McKenna, Brian and Susan Purcell

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Clarke, Irwin & Company.: 1980

Seller ID: 19526

ISBN: 0772012989

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; [8] - 375 pp. Black cloth with silver gilt lettering on spine. Illustrated with eight pages of black and white photographs. The first biography (unauthorized) of Jean Drapeau, the man responsible for Montreal hosting Expo '67 and the Montreal Olympics. The boards show mild shelf wear to the edges and the same with the unclipped dust jacket. View more info

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A Canadian for All Seasons, The John E. Robbins Story.

By: McLeish, John A. B.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., Lester and Orpen.: 1978

Seller ID: 27619

ISBN: 0919630790

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; 315 pp. Robbins (1903-1995) was a remarkable Canadian who, in his lifetime, was involved in the founding of a number of cultural organizations, was editor-in-chief for the Encyclopedia Canadiana, President of Brandon University in Manitoba, and the first Canadian ambassador to the Vatican. The final chapter of this book is a conversation between McLeish and Robbins. Footnotes, bibliography, index. Dust soiled text block head; otherwise, a clean and sturdy copy. Dust jacket has minor edgewear. View more info

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Manitoba Milestones.

By: McWilliams, Margaret.

Price: $7.20

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., J. M. Dent & Sons.: 1928

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 7782

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


8vo - 19.5 x 13.5 cm.; xiv - 249 pp. Green cloth over boards with blue lettering on spine and provincial crest on front. An illustrated general history of Manitoba. Well indexed with many useful charts and lists at the back. Moderate wear and soiling to the externals. Previous owner's bookplate on the front paste down end paper. The binding is solid and the interior is clean. View more info

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On Western Trails in the Early Seventies.

By: MdDougall, John.

Price: $27.00

Publisher: Toronto, Canada., William Briggs.: 1911

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 32476

Condition: Good


12mo - 19 x 12.5 cm.; viii - 279 pp. McDougall (1842-1917) wrote a number of books about his life and times in the West, which in this case is the Prairie provinces. A missionary, a government official, he was engaged in many aspects of dealing with various First Nations groups, often with much sympathy for their relations with the government. This volume picks up his tale starting in January, 1873. Green cloth-covered boards with gilt lettering on spine and front board. Light edgewear, some foxing and a bit of water staining; library markings consist of name stampings on a few pages; binding ... View more info

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The Millennium History of Aylmer.

By: Members of the Rotary Club of Aylmer.

Price: $27.00

Publisher: Aylmer, Quebec., Rotary Club of Aylmer.: 2000

Seller ID: 32844

ISBN: 0968739903

Condition: Very Good


4to - 26.5 x 18 cm.; viii - 235 pp. A profusely illustrated history of the town of Aylmer, Ontario located in Elgin County. Two page map of the town of Aylmer (pages vi and vii). The contributing writers are Kirk Barons, Tom Cunniffe, Giles Hume, Reverend Norman Jones, Barbara McKenna, Joe Mennill, Berniece Sinden, and Pat Zimmer. Minor shelf wear to the edges of the covers, otherwise clean with a sound and tight binding. View more info

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Creed and Culture: the Place of English-Speaking Cathoics in Canadian Society, 1750-1930.

By: Murphy, Terrence and Gerald Stortz. (editors).

Price: $8.10

Publisher: Montreal Quebec / Kingston, Ontario, McGill - Queen's University Press: 1993

Seller ID: 10633

ISBN: 0773509542

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; xxxix - [11] - 253 pp. Black cloth with gilt lettering on spine. A collection of essays (10 in all) that "combine narrative elements with historical analysis to examine the experience of English-speaking Catholics in the light of social categories such as ethnicity, gender and class". Contents: 1 - "English-French Relations in the Canadian Catholic Community" by Robert Choquette, 2 - "Anti-Catholicism in Canada: From the British Conquest to the Great War", by J. R. Miller, 3 - "Catholicism and Colonial Policy in Newfoundland, 1779-1845", by Raymond J. Lahey, 4 - "Scottish Ca... View more info

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Creating Carleton: The Shaping of a University.

By: Neatby, H. Blair and Don McEown.

Price: $31.50

Publisher: Montreal, Quebec / Kingston, Ontario., McGill-Queen's University Press.: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 30420

ISBN: 077352486X

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


8vo - 24.5 x 16 cm.; xii - 240 pp. Black cloth over boards with gilt lettering on the spine. Fifty illustrations with most being black and white photographs. One appendix: "Enrolment at Carleton University, 1942-1982", 17 pages of notes and a 6 page index. The dust jacket has some very minor edge wear. Signed by both authors on the title page with an inscription.; Signed by Author View more info

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Catholics in English Canada: A Popular History, Volume 1, 1790-1900.

By: Nicolson, Murray.

Price: $6.30

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., Life Ethics Information Centre.: 2000

Seller ID: 10308

ISBN: 1895599075

Condition: Near Fine


8vo - 21.5 x 13 cm.; 153 pp. A succinct and well referenced shorter history of Catholics in British North America and then later Canada. Illustrated with black and white photographs, maps and drawings. Five page index at the back. An as-new and unused book showing a hint of shelf wear. View more info

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From Someplace Else: A Memoir.

By: Osborne, Ralph.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., ECW Press.: 2003

Seller ID: 30286

ISBN: 1550225502

Condition: Near Fine


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; (8) - 312 pp. A personal memoir of the author's stint at Rochdale College in Toronto as the general manager for two years during the sixties. Illustrated with 10 pages of a letter (prose / poem) to the author penned by Sylvia. Very mild shelf wear to the edges of the covers, else fine. Memories . . . a quick meal at Etherea Natural Foods on the ground floor . . . conversations to match the uniqueness of the cuisine. View more info

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The Night the Mice Danced the Quadrille, Five Years in the Backwoods.

By: Osborne, Thomas

Price: $13.50

Publisher: Erin, Ontario, Boston Mills Press.: 1995

Seller ID: 33072

ISBN: 1550461354

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; 192 pp. Osborne writes of the years, 1874-1879, when his family lived in the rugged Canadian wilderness of the Muskoka lakes in Ontario. "This lively account of Canadian pioneer life proves to be both interesting history and first-rate entertainment." The illustrator spent six years in the same area and at the same time as Osborne. Index of place names and proper names. Inscribed by former owner on half title page, minor wear on cover; otherwise, a clean, tight volume. View more info