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Fifth Census of Canada 1911, Volume IV, Agriculture
Ottawa: King's Printer, 1914.
Large octavo, orange cloth, pp. cii, 428; tables at rear a little creased at fore-edge, but in good order. Very good or better.
$35.00 Book Number: 14374 Order / Enquire
The Dionne Years. A Thirties Melodrama.
(Toronto): McClelland & Stewart, (1977). Third printing.
Octavo, orange cloth, pp. 232; illustrated. Signed by Berton. A social history of the Thirties with special reference to the Dionne quintuplettes. Page edges toned, else near fine in a dust jacket that is a darkened on the rear panel, scuffed on the front panel, and with small tears at the head of the spine. Presents well in a supplied mylar dust jacket protector.
$30.00 Book Number: 13119 Order / Enquire
The Last Spike. The Great Railway 1881-1885.
Toronto: McClelland & Stewart Limited, (1974). Tenth printing.
Octavo, orange cloth, pp. xii, 478; illustrated. Signed by Berton. This copy with a presentation inscription to Lennox and Addington historian and former Ontario Grand Master, Walter Herrington from a member of his family dated Xmas 1974. Page edges toned with a few spots to the fore-edge, else near fine in a somewhat used dust jacket, now protected in a mylar sleeve.
$35.00 Book Number: 13120 Order / Enquire
Cats I Have Known and Loved.
(Toronto): Doubleday Canada, Limited, (2002). Second printing.
19 cm x 13.5 cm, black boards, pp. xxi, (151); illustrated by Berton. This copy with a brief presentation inscription from Berton to a fellow cat lover. Near fine in a very good dust jacket.
$27.50 Book Number: 13970 Order / Enquire
Birk, Hans Dietrich; Merey, Peter Bela;
Heraldic/Genealogical Almanac (1988).
Toronto: Published under the auspices of the Armorial Heritage Foundation, by Pro Familia Publishing, 1988.
Quarto, blue cloth, pp. xi, 221. Includes colour and black and white images of various Canadian armourials. The first in a proposed series of heraldic almanacs with a printed dedication: "To the newly established Canadian Heraldic Authority". Near fine, presumably published without dust jacket.
$85.00 Book Number: 14273 Order / Enquire
Bumsted, J. M.
Interpreting Canada's Past Vol. 1 : Before Confederation
Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Trade paperback format, pp. x, 420. Pages show inevitable tanning, else a near fine copy.
$16.50 Book Number: 12976 Order / Enquire
(Clarkson, Gordon & Co).
The Story of the Firm 1864-1964.
(N.p.: N.p., 1964). First edition.
Printed by the University of Toronto Press. A fine copy; no dust jacket.
$16.50 Book Number: 5418 Order / Enquire
DENT, John Charles.
The Last Forty Years: Canada Since the Union of 1841.
Toronto: Published by George Virtue, 1881. First edition.
25 cm x 19 cm, publisher's original dark blue cloth, with gilt decoration and bevelled edges, pp. 392 & 649; all edges gilt, numerous portraits and engravings. Typed book labels on paste-downs, slight fraying to spine ends and corner tips, small spot on upper board of Volume II, else a fine bright example, and uncommon thus.
$175.00 Book Number: 20227 Order / Enquire
DOUGLAS, Tommy. Edited by L.D. Lovick.
Tommy Douglas Speaks: Till Power is Brought to Pooling.
Lantzville: Oolichan Books, 1979. First edition, casebound issue.
Octavo, deep green boards, pp. 288; illustrated. Signed by the editor, L.D. Lovick. Printed by Morriss Printing in Victoria. A near fine copy in dust jacket, with only light edge-wear and tiny edge nicks.
$75.00 Book Number: 14350 Order / Enquire
Felt, Lawrence F.; Sinclair, Peter R. Editors.
Living on the Edge: The Great Northern Peninsula of Newfoundland
Institute of Social and Economic Research, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Trade paperback format, pp. ix, 257; illustrated. Near fine.
$27.50 Book Number: 13391 Order / Enquire
GLAZEBROOK, G.P. de T.
A History of Canadian External Relations.
Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1950. New edition.
22 cm x 14 cm, dark blue cloth, pp. vii, 449. The first part of this historical study was originally published in 1942, and is reprinted here with no changes except the correction of a few errors. The second part chronicles the development of Canadian foreign policy since 1919. The front endpaper bears the ownership signature of CSL JE Vance. John Elwood 'Jack' Vance CMM, CD (28 July 1933 - 10 September 2013) served as Lietenant-General and Vice-Chief of Canada's defence staff, and was second in command of Canada's armed forces before his retirement in 1989. The text bears a few minor pencil annotations in Vance's hand. A card for an RMC christmas dance is laid in. Near fine in a very good, price-clipped dust jacket.
$65.00 Book Number: 20232 Order / Enquire
GODSELL, Jean W.
I Was No Lady. I Followed the Call of the Wild. The Autobiography of a Fur Trader's Wife.
Toronto: The Ryerson Press, (1959). First edition, casebound issue.
Octavo, blue cloth, pp. xiv, 212; illustrated. With material on the fur trade, Mounted Police, Indians and Eskimos. An especially nice copy, with only a few small edge nicks in the dust jacket.
$27.50 Book Number: 12934 Order / Enquire
GREENLEE, James G.
Sir Robert Falconer. A Biography.
Toronto: University of Toronto Press, (1988). First edition, cloth issue.
Octavo, light brown cloth, pp. [xxiv], 407; illustrated. Excellent biography by education historian Jim Greenlee. Robert Alexander Falconer was a biblical scholar, social critic, internationalist, and the foremost Canadian university leader of his generation. He served as President of the University of Toronto from 1907-1932. Fine in a near fine dust jacket, with a crease to the rear flap.
$16.50 Book Number: 12525 Order / Enquire
Historic Houses of Canada.
Toronto:The Ryerson Press, (1952).
20 cm x 14.5 cm, deep green cloth, pp. pp. vii, 152; illustrated with drawings by Dorothy Stevens, and photographs. This book is an enlarged and completely revised edition of the author's "Canadian Houses of Romance", published in 1926. Light bump to one corner of the covers, else near fine in a very good dust jacket with a couple of tiny chips and a 1" tear to the rear panel. Comes with a mylar dust jacket protector.
$19.25 Book Number: 12170 Order / Enquire
Halliday, Hugh A.
Murder among Gentlemen : A History of Dueling in Canada.
Robin Brass Studio, Incorporated
Trade paperback format, pp. x, ; illustrated. Fine copy.
$16.50 Book Number: 12776 Order / Enquire