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Image for Ontario's Ghost Town Heritage -by Ron Brown / Boston Mills Press ( Ontario History )

Ontario's Ghost Town Heritage -by Ron Brown / Boston Mills Press ( Ontario History )

By: Brown, Ron / Boston Mills Press

Price: $25.54

Publisher: Erin, Ontario, Erin, ON.: Boston Mills Press, 2007, 1st edition, First Printing: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 156127

ISBN: 1550464671

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


-----------softcover, about 8.5 x 11 inches, a near Fine copy, 208 pages, colour and b&w photos, ---" Ontario's Ghost Town Heritage features the most interesting or "ghostly" destinations from Ron Brown's earlier volumes, all with updated information and images, along with newly "discovered" ghost towns. In all, it includes 80 accessible locations throughout Ontario. As international travel becomes more difficult, there is a renewed interest in explo... View more info

Image for Brant Inn Memories / Burlington Historical Society ( Hamilton / Ontario Local History )( Jayne Mansfield / Louis Armstrong / Fats Waller / Stan Kenton related)

Brant Inn Memories / Burlington Historical Society ( Hamilton / Ontario Local History )( Jayne Mansfield / Louis Armstrong / Fats Waller / Stan Kenton related)

By: Brown, Stewart (signed), Foreword By Ken Davy / The Burlington Historical Society

Price: $21.70

Publisher: Burlington, ONtario, Burlington, ON.: North Shore Publishing / The Burlington Historical Society, 2008, 1st edition, First Printing: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 158879

ISBN: 1896899420

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


----------softcover, about 7 x 9 inches, a Near Fine copy but the top 3 inches of the title page has been clipped (likely a former owner's name chopped out ), Title and author and signature are intact, , 150 pages, b&w photos throughout, contents include: Foreword by Davy; Music and coleslaw provided recipe for great memories; A night at the Brant Inn was a night to remember; The Brant Inn was named after Chief Joseph Brant; A B Coleman built luxurious Brant Hotel; John... View more info

Image for Canning and Community - Past to Present ---Published for the 2nd Canning Reunion, July 7th 1991 ---Canning School Reunion Committee ( Canning, Ontario )

Canning and Community - Past to Present ---Published for the 2nd Canning Reunion, July 7th 1991 ---Canning School Reunion Committee ( Canning, Ontario )

By: Burbank, Marjorie; Donald Curtis; Clara Decker; Walter Gretzky; Agnes Hayward; Jim Hardie; Jack Hutchinson; Nancy Johnson; Edna Pipe; Tony Skokun; Eva Wilson / Canning School Reunion Committee

Price: $16.58

Publisher: Ontario, Canning, Ontario: Canning school reunion Committee, 1991, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 154372

Condition: Very Good (see description)


----------stapled trade paperback, a Very Good copy, 160 pages, b&w photos throughout, a history of Canning and area, Walter Gretzky went to school in Canning thus his participation, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

Image for The Story of Hamilton ---by Mabel Burkholder  ( Ontario Local History )

The Story of Hamilton ---by Mabel Burkholder ( Ontario Local History )

By: Burkholder, Mabel

Price: $31.94

Publisher: Hamilton, Ontario, Hamilton, ON: Mabel Burkholder, 1938, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 154447

Condition: Very Good (see description)


------------trade paperback size softcover, a solid Very Good copy, small ink name on front endpaper, a bit of light external wear but a solid clean copy, 183 pages, b&w photos throughout, contents include: Before the dawn of History; When the White Man Came; Coming of the United Empire Loyalists; Old Land Divisions; Settlement of the County of Wentworth; Settling the Six Nations Indians; The Brant Family at Burlington; Early Ambitions of Ancaster and Dundas; The Hamil... View more info

Image for Torso: The Evelyn Dick Case -by Marjorie Freeman Campbell ( Later Released as:  Bloody Matrimony: Evelyn Dick and the Torso Murder Case )( Hamilton, Ontario True Crime )

Torso: The Evelyn Dick Case -by Marjorie Freeman Campbell ( Later Released as: Bloody Matrimony: Evelyn Dick and the Torso Murder Case )( Hamilton, Ontario True Crime )

By: Campbell, Marjorie Freeman

Price: $16.58

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Signet Books, 1976, 1st Paperback edition, First Printing: 1976

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 162647

Condition: Good (see description)


-----------paperback, a solid Good example, overall wear, cover and spine creases, age toning to paper, 206 pages, b&w photos, contents include: Torso on a Mountainside; John Dick; Background; Stories; And Stories; Ashes and a Beige Suitcase; Murder Charge; Murder Trip; Preliminary Hearing; Fall Assizes 1946; First Trial; Twenty-Sixth Birthday; Voir Dire; Guilty; Bohozuk and MacLean; Court of Appeal; Spring Assizes 1947; Not Guilty; Baby Peter David White MacLean; The C... View more info

Image for A Mountain and a City:  The Story of Hamilton -by Marjorie Freeman Campbell  ( Ontario Local History )

A Mountain and a City: The Story of Hamilton -by Marjorie Freeman Campbell ( Ontario Local History )

By: Campbell, Marjorie Freeman, with a Preface By Lester B Pearson, Foreword By Victor K Copps

Price: $15.30

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: McClelland & Stewart / M&S, 1966, 1st edition, First Printing: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 155025

Condition: Very Good+ ( see Description )


------------hardcover, a Very Good+ copy with a bit of very light rubbing to edges, ink name and 1966 date, in a chipped and torn Good dust jacket, 351 pages, contents include: Preface - The Right Hon. Lester B. Pearson; Foreword - Victor K. Copps; 1. Mountain, Stream and Lake; 2. The Loyalists, Depew, and Land; 3. Richard Beasley; 4. Land Surveys and Settlers; 5. Brock and War; 6. Hamilton and its Founder; 7. Police Town, 1833; 8. Adolescence; 9. Allan Napier MacNab; ... View more info

The Beach in Pictures 1793 - 1932: Toronto Public Library Board Local History Handbook No. 6 ( Toronto, Ontario History )

By: Campbell, Mary and Barbara Myrvold / Toronto Public Library Board Local History Handbook

Price: $12.74

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Toronto Public Library Board Local History Handbook No. 6 , 1988, 1st edition, First Printing: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 151961

ISBN: 0920601081

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


-----------oblong quarto softcover, a Near Fine copy, 44 pages, b&w photos, contents include: Preface; Introduction; PART 1 - Development of the Beach Area -Early History; Development of the Kingston Road; Early Settlers; Summer Resort; Permanent Community; After Annexation; Waterfront Development -- PART 2 - Highlights - Small's Estate; Woodbine Beach; Woodbine park; Kew Beach School; Fire Protection; Kew gardens; Scarboro' Beach Amusement Park; Glen Stewart; Balmy bea... View more info

The Beach in Pictures 1793 - 1932: Toronto Public Library Board Local History Handbook No. 6 ( Toronto, Ontario History )

By: Campbell, Mary and Barbara Myrvold / Toronto Public Library Board Local History Handbook

Price: $12.74

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Toronto Public Library Board Local History Handbook No. 6 , 1988, 1st edition, First Printing: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 152945

ISBN: 0920601081

Condition: Very Good+ ( see Description )


-----------oblong quarto softcover, a Very Good+ copy, a wee bit of very light rubbing, newspaper clipping tipped in onto verso of front cover, 44 pages, b&w photos, contents include: Preface; Introduction; PART 1 - Development of the Beach Area -Early History; Development of the Kingston Road; Early Settlers; Summer Resort; Permanent Community; After Annexation; Waterfront Development -- PART 2 - Highlights - Small's Estate; Woodbine Beach; Woodbine park; Kew Beach Sch... View more info

Image for Ramsay Reflections 1836 - 1979 ( Ontario Local / Township History / Lanark County / Ottawa Region )

Ramsay Reflections 1836 - 1979 ( Ontario Local / Township History / Lanark County / Ottawa Region )

By: Campbell, Susan; Trisha Stewart; Shelley Timmins / Ramsay Township Council / Ontario Local History

Price: $35.78

Publisher: Ontario, Ontario: Tamsay Town Council, 1979, 1st edition, First Printing: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 155599

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


-----------softcover, about 6 x 9 inches, a solid Very Good copy, light wear, ink name, signed by Margaret Duncan who was a councillor at the time this book was published, a bit of marginalia, 72 pages, b&w photos, contents include: Ramsay Beginnings; Ramsay developing; Ramsay To-Day; Joe Baye; The Mill of Kintail; Churches; The North Lanark Historical Society; The biggest change in my lifetime is-; Municipal History; Township Council members, any image directly beside ... View more info

Image for Prince Edward County Treasury, Including the Captain John Pepper Downes Drawings of 1847, Facsimile Pages from the 1865 PE Directory, and a Portfolio of PE County Aerial Photographs; Stories and More Stories of PR County -THREE VOLUMES ( Ontario )

Prince Edward County Treasury, Including the Captain John Pepper Downes Drawings of 1847, Facsimile Pages from the 1865 PE Directory, and a Portfolio of PE County Aerial Photographs; Stories and More Stories of PR County -THREE VOLUMES ( Ontario )

By: Capon, Alan R (with John pepper Downes; Lloyd E Thompson ), Margaret E Haylock

Price: $12.74

Publisher: Ontario, Picton, ON: The Picton Gazette / Canadiana Series, 1976, 1st Edition, 1st Printing /and/ Belleville, ON: Mika Publishing, 1973 / 1982, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 150015

ISBN: 0920028004

Condition: Very Good+ ( see Description )


---------3 volumes (ONE SHIPPING PRICE ), -trade paperbacks, all are Very Good+ copies with light rubbing to the covers, 124 / 77 / 70 pages, b&w photos and illustrations, contents for TREASURY include: You'll Never Die, Sir John ( A Macdonald ); How Picton got its name; Hughes was full of booze ( Sir Sam Hughes ); Passenger Pigeon joined the dodo; Echoes of a temperance campaign; Dayton Murphy Equilibrist; Bricks were made at the Sandbanks; Downes' drawings; PE Directo... View more info

Image for Cayuga - North Cayuga Centennial History 1867 - 1967 ( This booklet is an attempt to compile & record the history cayuga, Haldimand's County Town, & of North cayuga, the surrounding Township )( Ontario Local History )

Cayuga - North Cayuga Centennial History 1867 - 1967 ( This booklet is an attempt to compile & record the history cayuga, Haldimand's County Town, & of North cayuga, the surrounding Township )( Ontario Local History )

By: Cayuga - North Cayuga Centennial Committee

Price: $31.94

Publisher: Ontario, Cayuga, ON.: Cayuga - North Cayuga Centennial Committee, 1967, 1st edition , First Printing: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 161442

Condition: Very Good (see description)


-----------softcover, about 6w x 9h inches, a solid Very Good example, a bit of light rubbing, ink name, 179 pages, b&w photos, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

A Heritage of Stone: Buildings of Niagara Peninsula, Fergus, Elora, Guelph, Region of Waterloo, Cambridge, Paris, Ancaster, Dundas, Flamborough, hamilton and St Mary's -a Signed Copy ( Architectural History )

By: Chapple, Nina Perkins (signed)

Price: $44.74

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: James Lorimer. 2006, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 151011

ISBN: 1550289357

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


---------softcover, about 10.5 x 8.25 inches, a Near Fine copy, signed by the author, 128 pages, colour photos throughout, ---"The story of the stone buildings of the cities and towns of southwest Ontario --Constructed in the most permanent of building materials, historic stone buildings are, quite literally, touchstones to other times and other lives. Exploring the history of these mid-nineteenth-century buildings -- among them, charming cottages and farmhouses, sp... View more info

Image for At the Mouth of the Credit -by Betty Clarkson / Boston Mills Press ( Mississauga South Historical Society )( Ontario Local History )

At the Mouth of the Credit -by Betty Clarkson / Boston Mills Press ( Mississauga South Historical Society )( Ontario Local History )

By: Clarkson, Betty / Boston Mills Press

Price: $11.46

Publisher: Erin, Ontario, Erin, ON: Boston Mills Press, 1977, 1st Revised Edition, First Printing: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 154638

ISBN: 0919822169

Condition: Good (see description)


----------trade paperback, stapled as issued, about 6 x 8.75 inches, a Near Fine copy but there is some hi-liting so a Good copy, 72 pages, b&w photos, errata slip, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo.. View more info

Image for Reference and Guide Book of THE TRENT CANAL Including Kawartha Lakes Lake Simcoe Lake Couchiching ( Facsimile of 1911 Edition Printed By Peterborough Examiner)(inc. Ads for Peterborough Canoe Company, O'Keefe's Lager; Grand Trunk Railway, etc)

Reference and Guide Book of THE TRENT CANAL Including Kawartha Lakes Lake Simcoe Lake Couchiching ( Facsimile of 1911 Edition Printed By Peterborough Examiner)(inc. Ads for Peterborough Canoe Company, O'Keefe's Lager; Grand Trunk Railway, etc)

By: Clarry, E S (introduction) / The Department of Railways and Canals of Canada ( Facsimile of the 1911 Edition Printed By The Peterborough Examiner )

Price: $24.26

Publisher: Ontario, Ontario: Friends of The Trent-Severn Waterway, NO DATE (likely 1986 / 1986 ) ( Facsimile of the 1911 Edition Printed By The Peterborough Examiner ), 1st Facsimile Edition, First Printing: 1986

Edition: First Edition Thus

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 158856

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


-----------softcover, about 8.25 x 12.25 inches, a near Fine copy, cord tied, a facsimile of the scarce 1911 edition which was also issued in a cord-tied softcover, 26 pages of ads plus 50 pages, 9 fold out maps and charts at the rear of the book, loads of b&w photographs, the ads are from the period, a very nice production that was likely done in 1985 or 1986 as a 75th anniversary commemorative edition, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a... View more info

Image for KENSINGTON -a Signed Copy / Boston Mills Press (inc. How It Started; The Ward; The Market; Helpers; The Portuguese; Embattled; Changes; Diversity; Photo Essay; Bibliography )( Toronto Local History / neighbourhood )

KENSINGTON -a Signed Copy / Boston Mills Press (inc. How It Started; The Ward; The Market; Helpers; The Portuguese; Embattled; Changes; Diversity; Photo Essay; Bibliography )( Toronto Local History / neighbourhood )

By: Cochrane, Jean (signed), Photographs By Vincenzo Pietropaolo (signed); Preface By Liane Regendanz

Price: $34.50

Publisher: Erin / Toronto, Ontario, Erin, ON / Toronto, Ontario: Boston Mills Press / Stoddart, 2000, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 157412

ISBN: 1550463381

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


------------hardcover, about 11.25 x 8.75 inches, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, signed by Cochrane and Pietropaolo, 160 pages, b&w photos by Pietropaolo as well as many vintage historical photos, ---"Kensington is a comprehensive pictorial history of Toronto’s Kensington Market and area, from its beginnings in the 1800s right up to the year 2000. --It has been a settlement area for successive waves of immigrants — European Jews, Italians, Ukrainia... View more info

A Matter of Honour and Other Tales of Early Perth -by Susan Code -a Signed Copy ( Ontario Local History )

By: Code, Susan (signed)

Price: $12.74

Publisher: Burnstown, Ontario, Burnstown, Ontario: General Store Publishing House, 1996, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 151005

ISBN: 1896182275

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


-----------trade paperback, a Near Fine copy, 155 pages, b&w photos and illustrations, signed by Code, ---The past retold by a master storyteller: real characters and true events that will satisfy any appetite for entertaining reading. Susan Code has recreated this isolated community of nearly two centuries ago and brought back to life the host of characters who built this town out of virgin wilderness. A delightful romp in a town that is close at hand, during a time tha... View more info

Image for The Whisky King, the Remarkable True Story of Canada's Most Infamous Bootlegger & the Undercover Mountie on His Trail ( Rocco Perri / Hamilton, Ontario )( RCMP / R.C.M.P. / Royal Canadian Mounted Police / Organized Crime / True Crime )( Whiskey )

The Whisky King, the Remarkable True Story of Canada's Most Infamous Bootlegger & the Undercover Mountie on His Trail ( Rocco Perri / Hamilton, Ontario )( RCMP / R.C.M.P. / Royal Canadian Mounted Police / Organized Crime / True Crime )( Whiskey )

By: Cole, Trevor

Price: $25.54

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: HarperCollins / Harper Collins, 2017, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2017

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 160487

ISBN: 1443442232

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


-----------hardcover, about 6.25w x 9.25h inches, a Near Fine copy, in a Near Fine dustjacket, one corner on one page has been turned, looks new, 493 pages, b&w photos, ---"A rich and fascinating history of Canada’s first celebrity mobster, Rocco Perri—King of the Bootleggers—and the man who pursued him, Canada’s first undercover Mountie, for readers of Erik Larson, Dean Jobb and Charlotte Gray ---At the dawn of the 20th century, two Italian men arrived in C... View more info

Image for TWO VOLUMES: Holy Old Whistlin' - Yarns About Algonquin Park Loggers -with Finer Than Hair on a Frog: More Yarns About Loggers and the Like -by Brent A Connelly -both Signed ( Whistling ) ( Ontario Logging Accounts )

TWO VOLUMES: Holy Old Whistlin' - Yarns About Algonquin Park Loggers -with Finer Than Hair on a Frog: More Yarns About Loggers and the Like -by Brent A Connelly -both Signed ( Whistling ) ( Ontario Logging Accounts )

By: Connelly, Brent A (signed)

Price: $38.34

Publisher: Ontario, Renfrew, ON: General Store Publishing House, 2005, 2007, 1st edition, First Printing for Both: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 162104

ISBN: 1897113897

Condition: Near Fine (see desciption)


------------2 volumes (ONE SHIPPING CHARGE), softcovers, about 8.5w x 8.5h inches, both are Near Fine examples, both are signed and inscribed to former owners, 139 and 161 pages, b&w photos, contents of HOLY include: Introduction; Shaping a Dream; McRae Lumber Co.; This, That and the Other Thing; Tales of Truck Drivers; A Personal Moment; The Algonquin Forestry Authority; Time to Whittle a Stick; References, ---FROG = ---"The plates are scraped and the smokes are li... View more info

Image for Elora  / The Early History of Elora, Ontario and Vicinity ( Copy Owned By William Perkins Bull  with His Bookplate )( Ontario Local History )

Elora / The Early History of Elora, Ontario and Vicinity ( Copy Owned By William Perkins Bull with His Bookplate )( Ontario Local History )

By: Connon, John R ( William [ Wm ] Perkins Bull related )

Price: $127.94

Publisher: Ontario, Elora, ON: The Elora Express and The Fergus News-Record, 1930, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Author's Copy

Seller ID: 160996

Condition: Good (see description)


-------------hardcover, about 6.75w x 10h inches, a solid Good example of a scarce Elora history, de-accessioned from the Brampton Library with normal exlibrary marks and stamps, this copy has the bookplate of noted Canadian author Wm Perkins Bull on the verso of the front cover, a solid copy in green cloth, light edge and tip wear, some browning to preliminary pages, 207 pages, b&w photos and illustrations, a nice copy with a nice association, ---BULL grew up on a farm ... View more info

ELORA, the Early History of Elora and Vicinity ( Ontario Local History )

By: Connon, John; Introduction By Gerald Noonan

Price: $14.02

Publisher: Waterloo, Ontario, Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University, 1974, 1st Revised Edition, First Printing: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 151009

ISBN: 0889200114

Condition: Very Good+ ( see Description )


---------softcover, about 6 x 9 inches, a Very Good+ copy with light wear, a bit of age toning to covers, pencil inscription, 208 pages, contents include: Biography of John Robert Connon; Introduction; Township of Pilkington: The First Settlers: Who They Were Where They Came From; Elora: Its Early History; Letters By William Gilkison; How Elora Received Its Name; The Bon-Accord Settlement; Indian Visitors; The Search for a Lost Settler; Elora: Its Early History Continue... View more info