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Image for The Battles of the War of 1812: An Omnibus (inc. Capture of Detroit; Death of Isaac Brock; Death of Tecumseh; Revenge of the Tribes; Canada Under Siege; Battle of Lake Erie;  Attack on Montreal )

The Battles of the War of 1812: An Omnibus (inc. Capture of Detroit; Death of Isaac Brock; Death of Tecumseh; Revenge of the Tribes; Canada Under Siege; Battle of Lake Erie; Attack on Montreal )

By: Berton, Pierre; Foreword By Charlotte Gray

Price: $26.33

Publisher: Calgary, Alberta, Calgary, AB / Allston, MA: Fifth House / Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2006, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 163934

ISBN: 1897252013

Condition: Near Fine (see desciption)


----------softcover, about 7.25w x 9h inches, a Near Fine example, a wee bit of light rubbing, 317 pages, b7w illustrations, ---"Pierre Berton, perhaps Canada's best known writer, recounts the compelling stories of the battles of the War of 1812 in this third omnibus in the Pierre Berton's History for Young Canadians series. These fast-paced narratives, written for pre-teen and teenage readers, recreate the battles that would shape Canada's future. --Originally prin... View more info

Storm of the Century: The Regina Tornado of 1912 ( Saskatchewan History )

By: Bingaman, Sandra, Foreword By Mayor Pat Fiacco / University of Regina

Price: $13.13

Publisher: Regina, Saskatchewan, Regina, SK: Canadian Plains Research Center Press / University of Regina, 2011, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 149688

ISBN: 0889772487

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


-----------softcover, about 10.5 x 8.5 inches, a Near Fine copy, 118 pages, b&w photos, ---"An engaging story of one of the worst natural disasters in Canadian history, Storm of the Century recounts the ?Great Regina Cyclone? of June 30, 1912. A path of death and destruction were left in its wake, and it remains the worst tornado to have ever struck Canada to date."---, contents include: Prologue; The Storm; The City; Wascana Park; 'The Best residential District... View more info

Image for Time Lord:  The Remarkable Canadian Who Missed His Train and Changed the World ( Sandford Fleming and the Creation of Standard Time Zones )

Time Lord: The Remarkable Canadian Who Missed His Train and Changed the World ( Sandford Fleming and the Creation of Standard Time Zones )

By: Blaise, Clark ( Sandford Fleming related)

Price: $10.49

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Alfred A Knopf, 2000, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 155145

ISBN: 0676972527

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


------------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, looks new, 256 pages, ---"This is the biography of an idea, and the remarkable story of the man who created -and then convinced the world to adopt -a unified standard for telling time. Today we take the accurate telling of time across the world for granted. Yet little more than a hundred years ago, people even in neighbouring towns lived by different time schedules: noon was simply whenever the sun h... View more info

Ships of the North Shore ( Pictou, Colchester and Cumberland Counties ) / Occasional Paper No. 11, Publication of the Maritime Museum of Canada ( Nova Scotia Shipbuilding / Towns

By: Blakeley, Phyllis R (compiler), Assistant Archivist, Province of Nova Scotia and John R Stevens, Curator / Occasional Paper No. 11, Publication of the Maritime Museum of Canada

Price: $11.81

Publisher: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Halifax, NS: Occasional Paper No. 11, Publication of the Maritime Museum of Canada , 1963, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 152725

Condition: Good (see description)


----------softcover, about 7 x 9 inches, a solid Good copy, exlibrary with some library marks and stamps but overall quite clean, 52 pages, b&w photos and illustrations, the majority of the book is captioned illustrations and photos, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

Image for Genealogical Record and Biographical Sketches of The McCurdys of Nova Scotia -by H Percy Blanchard ( Signed By a McCurdy -maybe F B McCurdy )( Family History )

Genealogical Record and Biographical Sketches of The McCurdys of Nova Scotia -by H Percy Blanchard ( Signed By a McCurdy -maybe F B McCurdy )( Family History )

By: Blanchard, H Percy ( Henry )(editor and compiler); Foreword By F B ( Fleming Blanchard ) McCurdy (signed ??)

Price: $164.93

Publisher: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Halifax, NS / London, UK: The Honourable F B McCurdy / The Covenant Publishing Company, 1930, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed (see description)

Seller ID: 163244

Condition: Good (see description)


------------hardcover, about 7.5w x 9.75h inches, red cloth with gilt lettering and family crest/motto, a solid copy that overall is Very Good BUT I am calling this a Good copy only as this is being offered as is, this book is quite musty and thus offered as is, tape marks and heavy browning to the endpapers and the verso of the covers, a few pencil notes / marginalia, this copy has been signed by a McCurdy and dated 1942, this might be F B McCurdy but I can't state that... View more info

Image for HELPLESS:  Caledonia's Nightmare of fear and Anarchy and How the Law Failed All of Us ( Caledonia, Ontario and the Native Occupation of the Douglas Creek Estates )

HELPLESS: Caledonia's Nightmare of fear and Anarchy and How the Law Failed All of Us ( Caledonia, Ontario and the Native Occupation of the Douglas Creek Estates )

By: Blatchford. Christie

Price: $13.13

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Doubleday Canada, 2010, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2010

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 145033

ISBN: 0385670397

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


-----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, 258 pages, colour photos, an unbelievable and yet factual recounting of the Native occupation of the Douglas Creek Estates in Caledonia, Ontario and how the OPP ( Ontario Provincial Police ) refused to take action against native protestors who committed crimes literally in front of OPP officers watching from less than 50 feet away at times, Caledonia residents were ultimately abandoned and living in fear a... View more info

A History of Airlines in Canada

By: Blatherwick, John

Price: $13.13

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: The Unitrade Press, 1989, 1st First 1st Printing: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 152428

ISBN: 0919801668

Condition: Very Good+ ( see Description )


-----------hard cover, a Very Good+ copy, a bit of light rubbing to the boards, corner and lower spine tips are bumped, small flake at lower spine tip, no dustjacket as issued, 263 pages, b&w photos, contents include: Introduction --- Major Trans-Canadian and International Airlines ( Air Canada; Canadian Airlines International; Canadian Pacific / CP Air; Wardair ) ---. Regional Airlines ( Pacific Western; Transair; Nordair; Quebecair; Eastern Provincial Airways; Maritime... View more info

The Strength of a People: Acadian History in General Terms -a Signed Copy -by Nicole ( Saulnier ) Boudreau ( Nova Scotia related)

By: Boudreau, Nicole ( Saulnier ) (signed)

Price: $26.33

Publisher: Nova Scotia, Pointe-de-l'Eglise, NS: Les Editions Marciel, 2004, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 151377

ISBN: 0973524308

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


----------trade paperback, a Near Fine copy with a bit of light rubbing, signed and dated by Boudreau, 49 pages, b&w photos, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

Image for The Artist Herself: Self-Portraits by Canadian Historical Women Artists = L'Artiste Elle-Meme: autoportraits de femmes artistes au Canada (inc. Daphne Odjig, E Pauline Johnson; Frances Anne Hopkins, Emily Carr, Kenouak Ashevak, Pitseolak Ashoona, etc)

The Artist Herself: Self-Portraits by Canadian Historical Women Artists = L'Artiste Elle-Meme: autoportraits de femmes artistes au Canada (inc. Daphne Odjig, E Pauline Johnson; Frances Anne Hopkins, Emily Carr, Kenouak Ashevak, Pitseolak Ashoona, etc)

By: Boutilier, Alicia; Tobi Bruce / Art Gallery of Hamilton / Agnes Etherington Art Centre ( Erin Wall; Janice Helland; Carla Taunton; Jennifer E Salahub; Sandra Dyck; Heather Igloliorte; Norman Vorano, etc)( French and English Text )

Price: $22.37

Publisher: Ontario, Kingston / Hamilton, ON: Agnes Etherington Art Centre / Art Gallery of Hamilton, 2015, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2015

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 162919

ISBN: 1553394070

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


-----------softcover, about 9.5w x 12h inches, a Near Fine example, i173 pages, colour images throughout as well as some b&w, ---"A stunningly illustrated look at the ways in which women artists have given profound expression to their identities from colonial times to 1970. From Pauline Johnson's performance costumes representing her dual Mohawk and Euro-Canadian identity to Emily Carr's painting of herself from the back at her easel, from Hannah Maynard's playful ph... View more info

The Artist Herself: Self-Portraits by Canadian Historical Women Artists = L'Artiste Elle-Meme: autoportraits de femmes artistes au Canada (inc. Daphne Odjig, E Pauline Johnson; Frances Anne Hopkins, Emily Carr, Kenouak Ashevak, Pitseolak Ashoona, etc)

By: Boutilier, Alicia; Tobi Bruce / Art Gallery of Hamilton / Agnes Etherington Art Centre ( Erin Wall; Janice Helland; Carla Taunton; Jennifer E Salahub; Sandra Dyck; Heather Igloliorte; Norman Vorano, etc)( French and English Text )

Price: $22.37

Publisher: Ontario, Kingston / Hamilton, ON: Agnes Etherington Art Centre / Art Gallery of Hamilton, 2015, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2015

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 163554

ISBN: 1553394070

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


-----------softcover, about 9.5w x 12h inches, a Near Fine example, i173 pages, colour images throughout as well as some b&w, ---"A stunningly illustrated look at the ways in which women artists have given profound expression to their identities from colonial times to 1970. From Pauline Johnson's performance costumes representing her dual Mohawk and Euro-Canadian identity to Emily Carr's painting of herself from the back at her easel, from Hannah Maynard's playful ph... View more info

Image for Stone Country:  An Unauthorized History of Canada ---a Signed Copy

Stone Country: An Unauthorized History of Canada ---a Signed Copy

By: Bowering, George (signed)

Price: $13.13

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Viking Penguin, 2003, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 147548

ISBN: 0143013971

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


-----------hard cover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, signed by Bowering on the title page without inscription, 344 pages, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

Image for Ontario Album:  Images of the Past from the Private Files of Terry Boyle (signed) and Ron Brown (includes:  The Golden Horseshoe; Toronto; Eastern Ontario; Southwestern Ontario; Georgian Bay; Northern Ontario ) ( Photographs )

Ontario Album: Images of the Past from the Private Files of Terry Boyle (signed) and Ron Brown (includes: The Golden Horseshoe; Toronto; Eastern Ontario; Southwestern Ontario; Georgian Bay; Northern Ontario ) ( Photographs )

By: Boyle, Terry (signed) / Ron Brown

Price: $13.13

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Polar Bear Press, 1998, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 144409

ISBN: 1896757081

Condition: Very Good (see description)


----------large (small oblong quarto) softcover, a Very Good copy witha bit of light rubbing, signed by Boyle, 143 pages, packed with b&w photos, contents include: Introduction; The Golden Horseshoe; Toronto; Eastern Ontario; Southwestern Ontario; Georgian Bay; Northern Ontario, very nice compilation of many rarely seen images, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

Image for Brick By Brick:  The Story of Clayburn / Clayburn ( BC ) Village Community Society  ( British Columbia Local History )

Brick By Brick: The Story of Clayburn / Clayburn ( BC ) Village Community Society ( British Columbia Local History )

By: Braches, Helmi (ed.) With John Adams, Janet Bingham, Susanna Clemas Houwen; Foreword By Michael Kluckner / Clayburn ( BC ) Village Community Society

Price: $26.33

Publisher: British Columbia, British Columbia: Clayburn ( BC ) Village Community Society, 2001, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed (see description)

Seller ID: 162463

ISBN: 0968977707

Condition: Near Fine (see desciption)


----------softcover, about 8.25w x 10.75h inches, a Near Fine example, looks new, this copy has been signed by Cyril Holbrow to whom the book was dedicated, 181 pages, b&w photos throughout any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo ///SIGNED/// View more info

Hotbed of Treason: Norwich and the Rebellion of 1837 ( Upper Canada / Ontario History )

By: Brearley, David; Foreword By Helen Stover

Price: $11.81

Publisher: Ontario, No Place ( Ontario ): No Publisher / Self Published, 1986, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 149588

ISBN: 0929027027

Condition: Very Good+ ( see Description )


-----------trade paperback, a Very Good+ copy with just a bit of light rubbing, former owner's bookplate on verso of front cover, 107 pages, b&w illustrations, ---"Armed rebellion in Upper Canada came only after a long-sustained but unsuccessful effort to secure political and administrative reform. This book details the events leading up to the insurrection in the prosperous farming area that later became the County of Oxford, particularly Norwich and Dereham Townshi... View more info

The Connecting File, The Royal Canadian Regiment, 1970 /and/ 1971 Editions -TWO VOLUMES -The Regimental Journal of the RCR

By: Britton, Captain R R ( Managing ed.); Lt-Col D G Loomis, Lt-Col J C Hayter; Major E H Weber, Lt B M Archibald, MWO J E Anderson (all Editors or Contributors )

Price: $32.93

Publisher: Canada, Canada: The Royal Canadian Regiment ( The RCR ), 1970, 1971, 1st Edition, First Printing for Both: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 160630

Condition: Very Good (see description)


-----------2 volumes (ONE SHIPPING PRICE ), one softcover and one hardcover, the 1970 issue is a softcover, a Very Good+ example, a bit of light rubbing, 126 pges, b&w photos ---the 1971 issue is a hardcover, a solid Very Good example, a bit of light wear, some sunning to the blue cloth and the spine, no dustjacket as issued, 170 pages, b&w photos, ---these were issued to keep former members up-to-date on all news for the Regiment including In Memoriam lists for that yea... View more info

Image for Under the Surface of Crime:  The Autobiography of a Policeman of Canada and the Motherland -by Ex-Constable Jack Brown -a Signed Copy  ( Behind the Scenes with a Police Officer )

Under the Surface of Crime: The Autobiography of a Policeman of Canada and the Motherland -by Ex-Constable Jack Brown -a Signed Copy ( Behind the Scenes with a Police Officer )

By: Brown, Jack (signed), Ex-Constable

Price: $395.93

Publisher: Gardenvale, Quebec, Gardenvale, PQ: The Garden City Press, 1934, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1934

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 155753

Condition: Very Good+ ( see Description )


------------hardcover, about 5.5 x 7.75 inches, brown cloth, a solid Very Good+ copy, a bit of light edge wear, a bit of age toning to the edges of the boards, book is very slightly cocked, in the scarce dustjacket which has some chips and tears but overall looks very nice especially with a hi-quality mylar protector on the jacket, old newspaper clipping on verso of front board with offset to facing endpaper, signed and inscribed by the author "To G F W_____, Esq. wi... View more info

Image for Semper Paratus: The History of the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry ( Wentworth Regiment )  1862 - 1977 ( RHLI )

Semper Paratus: The History of the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry ( Wentworth Regiment ) 1862 - 1977 ( RHLI )

By: Brown, Kingsley Sr. and Jr. and Greenhous, Brereton

Price: $31.61

Publisher: Hamilton, Ontario, Hamilton, ON: Royal Hamilton Light Infantry Historical Association ( RHLI ), 1977, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 160872

ISBN: 0969075405

Condition: Very Good (see description)


-----------trade paperback, about 6w x 9h inches. a solid Very Good example, ink name and date, 446 pages, contents include: Dedication; Foreword; Preface; The First Mess Dinner; Early Days; a Change of Command; On Active Service; Ridgeway; Lessons Learned; The Late Victorian Years; The south African War; The twentieth Century; The great War; An ' In Between ' Time; The Second World War; Operation Jubilee; The Return to Europe; Verrieres Ridge; Back to Dieppe; Dieppe to... View more info

Image for Labrador Diary, 1915 - 1925:  The Gordon Journals

Labrador Diary, 1915 - 1925: The Gordon Journals

By: Buckle, Archdeacon Francis; Foreword By Philip Cartwright Gordon ( Anglican Parish of Cartwright, Labrador )

Price: $38.21

Publisher: Labrador, Cartwright, Labrador: Anglican Parish of Cartwright, Labrador, 2003, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed (see description)

Seller ID: 164224

ISBN: 0973344806

Condition: Near Fine (see desciption)


------------softcover, about 5.5w x 8.25h inches, a Near Fine / Fine example, likely unread, signed by the author "Every Blessing Francis Buckle ", 227 pages, b&w photos, ---based on the journals of Henry and Clara (nee Ashall) Gordon who worked coastal Labrador at the beginning of the twentieth century, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo ///SIGNED ---GUARANTEED to be AVAILABLE/// View more info

Image for Outlaws of the Lakes:  Bootlegging & Smuggling from Colonial Times to Prohibition -by Edward Butts (inc. Rocco Perri, al Capone, James Jesse Strang, Ben Kerr, Jennie Justo, The Purple Gang, Charlie Mills, etc)( Liquor Smugglers / Rumrunners, Whisky, etc)

Outlaws of the Lakes: Bootlegging & Smuggling from Colonial Times to Prohibition -by Edward Butts (inc. Rocco Perri, al Capone, James Jesse Strang, Ben Kerr, Jennie Justo, The Purple Gang, Charlie Mills, etc)( Liquor Smugglers / Rumrunners, Whisky, etc)

By: Butts, Edward

Price: $13.13

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Lynx Images, 2004, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 161123

ISBN: 1894073487

Condition: Near Fine (see desciption)


-----------softcover, about 6w x 9h inches, a Near Fine example, pencil name on front endpaper, 271 pages, b&w photos and illustrations, ---"What Great Lake was the hunting ground of a twentieth century pirate? ---Where did Canada’s "King of the Bootleggers" end his days? ---Who was the only man Al Capone ever truly feared? ---Since the earliest colonial times, the Great Lakes have been a smugglers’ highway. Together with the Upper St. Lawrence River, the... View more info

THE GOVERNOR'S ROAD: EARLY BUILDINGS AND FAMILIES FROM MISSISSAUGA TO LONDON -signed ( Ontario History / Dundas Street / Oakville; Trafalgar Village / Waterdown; Dundas; Ancaster; Brantford / Mount Pleasant; St George / Thamesford; Paris; Woodstock)

By: Byers, Mary and Margaret McBurney (signed By both)

Price: $19.73

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: University of Toronto Press ( UTP ), 1982, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 150641

ISBN: 0802024831

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a lightly rubbed near Fine dustjacket, signed without inscription by both authors, gift inscription, 319 pages, b&w photos, ---"In 1793 Lieutenant - Governor John Graves Simcoe ordered a road cut through the wilderness of Upper Canada - a military link westward from Lake Ontario and a spur to settlement. It was called 'The Governor's Road', partly in derision, for its path was narrow and winding, beset with stones and stumps.... View more info