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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

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La Salle.

By: Osler, E. B. (Edmund Boyd).

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Don Mills, Ontario., Longmans.: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 25829

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


8vo - 22 x 14.5 cm.; [6] - 266 pp. Pictorial cloth in red and white with black lettering and art work with a matching dust jacket. A well researched biography of one of Canada's enigmatic explorers and early financiers, René-Robert Cavelier de la Salle. One page of bibliographic citations, 17 pages of notes and a 3 page general index at the back. Previous owner's name on the front free end paper and the spine tips show a whisper of shelf wear. Otherwise the book appears to have been used very little if at all. The dust jacket has mild wear to the head edge and the jacket's spine is a tad brow... View more info

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Louis Joseph Papineau: A Divided Soul. (CHA Booklet No. 11).

By: Ouellet, Fernand.

Price: $3.60

Publisher: Ottawa, Ontario., Canadian Historical Association.: 1968

Seller ID: 33106

ISBN: 0887980953

Condition: Good


8vo - 21 x 13.5 cm.; 24 pp. Pale yellow covers with black lettering in a saddle stapled binding. First published in 1961, this is the third printing. Translated from the French by Douglas J. Wurtele. One page bibliographical note at the back. Ten lines underlined in ink on pages 10 and 11. Minor wear to the covers and some light staining to the front. The shipping cost for this small item will be reduced after it is ordered. View more info

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Ethnicity and Politics in Canada since Confederation. (Booklet #17 in "Canada's Ethnic Groups" series).

By: Palmer, Howard.

Price: $4.50

Publisher: Ottawa, Ontario., Canadian Historical Association.: 1991

Seller ID: 33117

ISBN: 0887981240

Condition: Fine


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; 32 pp. Dark blue wraps with white lettering in a saddle stapled binding. One table on page 2 - "Ethnic Origins of the Canadian Population, 1871-1981". Three and a bit pages of a select bibliography 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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Great Undertakings: An Impression of British War Effort At Home and on the Western Front.

By: Penny, Arthur.

Price: $22.50

Publisher: Quebec., Chronicle Print: 1918

Seller ID: 10318

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


8vo - 20.5 x 13.5 cm.; x - [2] - 182 pp. Green cloth with black lettering on front. From July to August of 1918, a delegation of 24 Canadian newspapermen, (almost all being editors) were brought overseas by the Canadian Director of Public Information, an M. E. Nichols, to gain first hand knowledge of the war effort. This book is the one of the results. Arthur Penny (one of the delegation) was the editor of the Quebec Chronicle at the time and was responsible for thie production of this volume. The front free end paper has been removed and the front hinge is a tad wek as a result, the extremiti... View more info

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Across the Years, A Century of Education in the Province of Quebec.

By: Percival, Walter Pilling.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Montreal, Quebec., Gazette Printing Company.: 1946

Seller ID: 33082

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 20.5 x 13 cm.; xii - 195 pp. Percival was Deputy Minister and Director of Protestant Education for Quebec at the time of writing this book. Lots of photographs, focuses on education in Montreal. Blue cloth-covered boards have some edgewear, former owner's name on front free endpaper, otherwise, a clean, sturdy copy. A clear and removable archival cover has been fitted. View more info

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The Rise of a Third Party: A Study in Crisis Politics. (Enlarged Edition).

By: Pinard, Maurice.

Price: $7.20

Publisher: Montreal Quebec., Mcgill - Queen's University Press: 1975

Seller ID: 9137

ISBN: 0773502319

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 22.5 x 15 cm.; xxiii - 297 pp plus a 9 page index. Foreword by Neil J. Smelser. A case study of the rise of the Quebec Social Credit party in 1962 with further development of propositions with regards the rise of new political movements in general. Minor soiling and wear on the covers with a previous owner's name stamped on first page. View more info

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Songs II to French Texts / Chansons II sur des Textes Francais (Canadian Musical Heritage).

By: Poirier, Lucien.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Ottawa, Canada., Canadian Musical Heritage Society.: 1987

Seller ID: 31907

ISBN: 0919883087

Condition: Very Good


Elephant Folio - 30 x 23 cm.; xlvi - 222 pp. Vol. 7 of series. Text is in English and French. Contains several categories of songs: Sacred, Patriotic, Guild and Association, Lyrical Songs. A clean, sturdy edition. View more info

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Canadian Defence Policy and the Development of the Canadian Nation, 1867-1917. (CHA Booklet No. 25).

By: Preston, Richard A.

Price: $3.60

Publisher: Ottawa, Ontario., Canadian Historical Association.: 1970

Seller ID: 33111

Condition: Near Fine


8vo - 21 x 13.5 cm.; 22 pp. Beige covers with black lettering in a saddle stapled binding. One page bibliography at the back. Minor wear to the covers. The shipping cost for this small item will be reduced after it is ordered. View more info

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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 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 - "A Regional Economic Overview of the West Since 1945" by Kenneth H. Norrie, 6 - "The Economic Geography of Prairie Canada in ... View more info

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The Rebellion of 1837 in Upper Canada. (CHA Booklet No. 46). 2 copies.

By: Read, Colin.

Price: $4.50

Publisher: Ottawa, Ontario., Canadian Historical Association.: 1988

Seller ID: 33084

ISBN: 0887981372

Condition: Near Fine


8vo - 21 x 13.5 cm.; 29 pp. Red covers with white lettering in a saddle stapled binding. Two page list of suggested further reading at the back. Very minor wear to the edges of the covers. The shipping cost for these small items will be reduced after they are ordered. Both copies are included. 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 whisper of wear. Otherwise very clean and tight. The unclipped dust jacket has mild wear on the head edge with one small closed tea... 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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Newfoundland: A History. (CHA Booklet No. 10). 2 copies.

By: Rothney, G. O.

Price: $4.50

Publisher: Ottawa, Ontario., Canadian Historical Association.: 1964

Seller ID: 33088

Condition: Near Fine


8vo - 21 x 13.5 cm.; 28 pp. White covers with black lettering in a saddle stapled binding. Full page black and white map on page 2. Very minor wear to the edges of the covers. The shipping cost for these small items will be reduced after they are ordered. Both copies are included. 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

Image for Shipping and Shipbuilding in Atlantic Canada, 1820-1914. (CHA Booklet No. 42). 2 copies.

Shipping and Shipbuilding in Atlantic Canada, 1820-1914. (CHA Booklet No. 42). 2 copies.

By: Sager, Eric W. and Lewis R. Fischer.

Price: $4.50

Publisher: Ottawa, Ontario., Canadian Historical Association.: 1986

Seller ID: 33074

ISBN: 0887981119

Condition: Near Fine


8vo - 21.5 x 13.5 cm.; 23 pp. Blue and white wraps in a saddle stapled binding. Illustrated with 2 pages of marine line drawings. One page and a bit of suggestions for further reading. Very minor wear to the edges of the covers. The shipping cost for these small items will be reduced after they are ordered. Both are included. View more info

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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 piece of hallowed ground. Oh yes . . . condition . . . one small scuff on the front cover, otherwise fine. This edition is known ... View more info