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Image for Sir John A MacDonald:  1815 - 1891 -A Remembrance to Mark the Centennial of his Death, 6 June 1891 / Kingston Historical Society

Sir John A MacDonald: 1815 - 1891 -A Remembrance to Mark the Centennial of his Death, 6 June 1891 / Kingston Historical Society

By: Cohoe, Margaret M / Kingston Historical Society ( Brain Mulroney; W R Lederman; J Keith Johnson; Flora MacDonald; E Valorie Swain; George Speal; Ronald Watts; Donald Swainson; C E S Franks; Kenneth MCNaught; Sarah Gibson; Karyn Patterson; et al

Price: $32.93

Publisher: Kingston, Ontario, Kingston, ON: Kingston Historical Society, 1991, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 144444

ISBN: 0919770010

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


-----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy, , no dustjacket as issued, gift inscription on front endpaper, 139 pages, b&w photos, contents include: Preface by George F Henderson; Introduction - Restoration of the Gravesite by Isobel Trumpour; Tribute by / T S Webster / W R Lederman / Sarah Gibson and Karyn Patterson; JAM by J Keith Johnson; JAM truly a home loving Canadian by Flora Mac; Let us be Canadians by E Valorie Swain; Without partnership, together for the common good by Speal; Compromise and accomodation -a tribute by Watts; JAM, politician of national unity by Swainson; In memory of JAM... View more info

The Dictionary of Canadian Quotations -by John Robert Colombo

By: Colombo, John Robert

Price: $13.13

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Stoddart, 1991, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 151059

ISBN: 0773725156

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a lightly rubbed Very Good+ dustjacket, a couple of quite short closed tears, 671 pages, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

Image for Diary of Fanny Colwill Calvert:  Portrait of an Artist, 1848 - 1936 ( Muskoka / Hamilton / Guelph Ontario )( Poet )

Diary of Fanny Colwill Calvert: Portrait of an Artist, 1848 - 1936 ( Muskoka / Hamilton / Guelph Ontario )( Poet )

By: Colwill-Maddock, Marian Frye (ed.); Fanny colwill Calvert

Price: $26.33

Publisher: Ontario, Muskoka, ON: Marian Frye Colwill-Maddock ( Printed By Ampersand Printing, Guelph Ontario ), 1981, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 162228

Condition: Near Fine (see desciption)


-------------hardcover, about 8.5w x 11.25h inches, a Near Fine example, in a lightly rubbed Very Good dustjacket, some small flakes and chips, short tear on rear panel of jacket, a nice copy, 102 pages, b&w photos, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo ///NOT SIGNED ---GUARANTEED to be AVAILABLE/// View more info

Image for Warlords:  Borden, Mackenzie King, and Canada's World Wars -by Tim Cook ( Sir Robert Laird Borden / William Lyon Mackenzie King - Canadian Prime Ministers / WWI / WWII )

Warlords: Borden, Mackenzie King, and Canada's World Wars -by Tim Cook ( Sir Robert Laird Borden / William Lyon Mackenzie King - Canadian Prime Ministers / WWI / WWII )

By: Cook, Tim

Price: $26.33

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Allen Lane / Penguin Canada, 2012, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2012

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 161230

ISBN: 0670065218

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


-----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a visually Near Fine but there is a short closed tear so a Very Good+ dustjacket, jacket is now in a hi-quality mylar protector, 472 pages, b&w photos and illustrations, ---"Two portraits flank the doors leading into Canada’s House of Commons: Sir Robert Borden to the left and W.L.M. King to the right. While each man appears flatteringly stern, wise, and charismatic, it is the portrait plaques that are of particular interest. Borden's caption reads: -World War I War Leader, 1914-1918,- while King’s caption is similar: -World War II War Leader, ... View more info

Narrow Gauge for Us -The Story of the Toronto and Nipissing Ralway -by Charles Cooper ( Ontario Railroad History / Trains )( cover Art shows Stouffville Junction Rail Station )( Midland Railway related)

By: Cooper, Charles / Boston Mills Press

Price: $26.33

Publisher: Erin, Ontario, Erin, ON; Boston Mills Press, NO DATE ( 1982 ), 1st Edition, First Printing: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 152707

ISBN: 091982272X

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


---------hardcover, about 8.75 x 11.25 inches, a Near Fine copy, in a Near Fine dustjacket with a bit of light rubbing, 160 pages, b&w photos, contents include: Introduction; THE RIVALS - Vision or Folly?; The Doubleheaded MonsterThe Cheapest Road to the Best market; The Branch; Masters and Servants; A Few Enriched and Many Fleeced --- The RAILWAY - Stouffville Junction; Mary Anne; Meeting Up with the Midland; Out to Coboconk --- Epilogue; Chronology; Bibliography ---MAP Index: Berkeley Street; Stouffville Junction; Uxbridge; Blackwater Junction; Lorneville Junction; Kirkfield Quarry; Coboco... View more info

Image for Coplalook:  Chief Trader, Hudson's Bay Company, 1923 - 39 -a Signed Copy ( 1939 )

Coplalook: Chief Trader, Hudson's Bay Company, 1923 - 39 -a Signed Copy ( 1939 )

By: Copland, Dudley (signed), Introduction By William E Taylor

Price: $17.09

Publisher: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB: Watson and Dwyer, 1985 , 1967, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 148721

ISBN: 0920486126

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


-----------hard cover, a Near Fine copy in a Very Good+ dustjacket, crease on front and rear flap of jacket, signed and inscribed by Copland, 244 pages, b&w photos, contents include: Scotland; Chesterfield Inlet; Coral harbour; Repulse bay; Eskimo Point; Leave in Scotland; Lake Harbour; Ungava bay; Montreal; Aklavik, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

Sheila Copps: Worth Fighting For -a Signed Copy ( Hamilton, Ontario related)

By: Copps, Sheila (signed), Foreword By Jean Chretien ; Introduction By John C Crosbie

Price: $13.13

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toront, ONo: McClelland and Stewart ( M&S ) / A Douglas Gibson Book, 2004, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 152031

ISBN: 0771022824

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


-----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket with a wee bit of extremely light rubbing, signed with inscription " Dear ____ a true believer! Sheila Copps", laid into this copy is a colour photo of Ms Copps (about 4 x 5 inches), 212 pages, ---"Born into a political family, the daughter of a popular Hamilton mayor, Sheila Copps was destined for a life in politics. After graduating in English and French, she became a journalist with the Ottawa Citizen and the Hamilton Spectator. A spell behind the scenes with the provincial Liberals led to her election to the Ontar... View more info

Image for R100 in Canada -with 45  RPM Record -as issued ( The Airship Guarantee Company / Dirigibles / Zeppelins / Airship Guarantee Company / Imperial Air communications )( R-100 and Maritimes mooring mast facility )

R100 in Canada -with 45 RPM Record -as issued ( The Airship Guarantee Company / Dirigibles / Zeppelins / Airship Guarantee Company / Imperial Air communications )( R-100 and Maritimes mooring mast facility )

By: Countryman, Barry / Boston Mills Press

Price: $52.73

Publisher: Erin, Ontario, Erin, ON: The Boston Mills Press, 1982, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 164731

ISBN: 0919822363

Condition: Near Fine (see desciption)


-----------hardcover, about 9 x 11.25 inches, a Near Fine example, in a lightly rubbed Very Good+ dustjacket, ---this copy includes the 45 RPM record which is Near Fine and in its original sleeve, ---128 pages, packed with b&w photos, ---contents include: Peacetime Airships; The Airship Guarantee Company; Imperial Air Communications; A Mast for Canada; Shed Trials; Maiden Flight; Atlantic Flight Delays; Cardington to Montreal; Airship Communications; Storm Delays; A Montreal Welcome; The Local Flight; Montreal to Cardington; The End of British Airships; Postscript; Appendices; Bibliography, ... View more info

Losing the Empress: A Personal Journey --- The Empress of Ireland's Enduring Shadow ( Empress of Ireland Sinking )

By: Creighton, David

Price: $13.13

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Dundurn Press, 2000, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 149658

ISBN: 1550023403

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


-------------trade paperback, a Near Fine copy, 253 pages, illustrated with b&w photos, ----"The Empress of Ireland''s last voyage ended on May 29, 1914, when she was rammed by a Norwegian coal-carrier in a fog patch on the St. Lawrence River near Rimouski. For David Creighton, her voyage still continues. ---In Losing the Empress, Creighton delves into the lives of his grandparents - Salvation Army officers who were lost on the Empress - and the lives of their five orphaned children who would soon be plunged into World War I. His discoveries reveal amazing details about the Empress, whic... View more info

Image for Helen Creighton - Canada's First Lady of Folklore ---a Signed Copy

Helen Creighton - Canada's First Lady of Folklore ---a Signed Copy

By: Croft, Clary (signed) ( Helen Creighton related)

Price: $13.13

Publisher: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Halifax,NS: Nimbus Publishing, 1999, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 147552

ISBN: 1551092891

Condition: Very Good+ ( see Description )


----------large trade paperback size softcover, a Very Good+ copy, signed and inscribed by the author on the title page, 297 pages, b&w photos, ---"Helen Creighton was born at the turn of the nineteenth centry and until her death in 1989, she made a remarkable contribution towards retreiving the stories, songs, and legends that have shaped the culture and the people of the Maritimes. Written by her protege and fellow folklorist, Clary Croft, this intimate biography offers both an intriguing portrait of a woman whose life was destined to become woven into the fabric of Canadian folklore, an... View more info

Image for LASAGNA:  The Man Behind the Mask ---by Ronald Cross and Helene Sevigny ( Oka Crisis - Quebec / Mohawk Warriors First Nations / Standoff / Protest )

LASAGNA: The Man Behind the Mask ---by Ronald Cross and Helene Sevigny ( Oka Crisis - Quebec / Mohawk Warriors First Nations / Standoff / Protest )

By: Cross, Ronald and Helene Sevigny

Price: $19.73

Publisher: Vancouver, British Columbia, Vancouve, BCr: TalonBooks / Talon Books, 1994, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 155442

ISBN: 0889223483

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


----------trade paperback, about 6 x 9 inches, a Near Fine copy, 248 pages, b&w photos, ---"The events at Oka in 1990 saw the might of the Canadian Armed Forces in the service of the governments of both Quebec and Canada confront some 40 armed Mohawk "Warriors" who were defending their local community's resistance against a further colonial encroachment on their native lands. The events of that summer have etched themselves indelibly into the minds of North Americans as the latest episode in the continuing 500-year history of "Indian wars" in the Americas. --To the Mohawk ... View more info

Image for Tamped Clay and Saltmarsh Hay ( Artifacts of New Brunswick )( NB History )(inc. Memramcook Valley; Joinery; Treen and the Knife; Hammermen; Nails; Soap, Candles & Cobbett; Chignecto & Other Clay; Glass; Tin & Tinkerers; Silver; N.B. Furniture; etc)

Tamped Clay and Saltmarsh Hay ( Artifacts of New Brunswick )( NB History )(inc. Memramcook Valley; Joinery; Treen and the Knife; Hammermen; Nails; Soap, Candles & Cobbett; Chignecto & Other Clay; Glass; Tin & Tinkerers; Silver; N.B. Furniture; etc)

By: Cunningham, Robert; John B Prince

Price: $13.13

Publisher: Fredericton, New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB: University of New Brunswick Press, 1976, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 161100

ISBN: 0887900836

Condition: Very Good+ ( see Description )


----------softcover, about 6w x 9h inches, a Very Good+ example, faint spine creases, a bit of light rubbing, a tight clean copy, 280 pages, b&w photos and illustrations, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

Image for Histoire de Casavant frères facteurs d'orgues 1880-1980 ( History of the Casavant Brothers, Organ Makers )( Joseph [pere] et Joseph-Claver et Samuel-Marie Casavant [freres] )

Histoire de Casavant frères facteurs d'orgues 1880-1980 ( History of the Casavant Brothers, Organ Makers )( Joseph [pere] et Joseph-Claver et Samuel-Marie Casavant [freres] )

By: D'Aigle, Jeanne

Price: $23.69

Publisher: Quebec, St Hyacinthe, PG: Editions D'Aigle / Jeanne D'Aigle, 1989, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 158854

ISBN: 1851526803

Condition: Very Good+ ( see Description )


-----------softcover, about 7.25 x 9.25 inches, a Very Good+ copy with a bit of light rubbing, a bit of pencil marginalia but nothing too intrusive, 817 pages + 68 pages (liste complete des orgues) + 39 pages (liste des orgues construites par Casavant Freres pour Canada et Les Etats-Unis telle que compilee par leur maison) = 3 pages (bibliographie) = 2 pages (table des contents), b&w photos, all text is in French, , any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

Image for History of Sussex Corner, July 1984 -by W Harvey Dalling -a Signed Copy / Sussex Corner Village Council Bicentennial Committee, New Brunswick ( NB / N.B. Local History )

History of Sussex Corner, July 1984 -by W Harvey Dalling -a Signed Copy / Sussex Corner Village Council Bicentennial Committee, New Brunswick ( NB / N.B. Local History )

By: Dalling, W Harvey (signed) / Sussex Corner Village Council Bicentennial Committee, New Brunswick

Price: $25.01

Publisher: New Brunswick, Sussex Corner, NB: Sussex Corner Village Council Bicentennial Committee, New Brunswick, 1984, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 159489

Condition: Very Good (see description)


----------softcover, about 6w x 8.5h inches, a solid Very Good copy, a bit of light rubbing, small address label on verso of front cover, signed and inscribed by the author, non-authorial gift inscription, 32 pages, b&w photos, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

"A Mill Should Be Build Thereon": An Early History of the Todmorden Mills ( Toronto related/ Ontario Local History )

By: Darke, Eleanor

Price: $13.13

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Natural History / Natural Heritage, 1995, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 150900

ISBN: 0920474896

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


----------trade paperback, a Near Fine copy, 116 pages, b&w photos, ---"It is difficult for Todmorden Mills Museum visitors to imagine that this site so close to the busy Don Valley Parkway was once home to an important mill. As early as 1793 Governor Simcoe recognized the industrial potential of this portion of the Don River. By 1795 Skinner's sawmill was under construction, initiating an era of technological development that spread beyond the valley of the Don into what was then Muddy York. Today, Todmorden serves to remind us of Toronto's industrial heritage and the spirit of the time. ... View more info

The Story of Port Coquitlam: Where Rails Meet Rivers ( BC / British Columbia Local History )

By: Davis, Chuck

Price: $13.13

Publisher: British Columbia, Madeira Park, B.C.: Harbour Publishing, 2000, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 148442

ISBN: 1550172212

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


-----------hardcover, about 10.5 x 10.5 inches, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, gift inscription on front blank endpaper, 204 pages, colour and b&w photographs, ---"Port Coquitlam is one tough little city with a colourful history. From its beginnings as a humble settlement on the crossroads of two CPR lines, it grew to become one of the five fastest growing cities in Canada, with a population of just over 50,000. ---In the early years it survived a tragic depression, only to be hit with the Spanish influenza epidemic of 1918. The city then pulled through the devastating - and ... View more info

Image for History of the Eastern Townships, Province of Quebec, Dominion of Canada, Civil and Descriptive, in Three Parts

History of the Eastern Townships, Province of Quebec, Dominion of Canada, Civil and Descriptive, in Three Parts

By: Day, Mrs C M / Mika Publishing

Price: $39.53

Publisher: Belleville, Ontario, Belleville, Ontario: Mika Publishing 1989 ( Facsimile Reprint of the 1869 John Lovell Edition ), 1st Mika Edition, First Printing: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 146103

ISBN: 0921341288

Condition: Very Good+ ( see Description )


-----------hardcover, Very Good+, spine slightly cocked, 475 pages plus index of names, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

Image for Mounted Police Life in Canada: A Record of Thirty-one Years' Service - Prospero Canadian Collection ( NWMP / N W M P / North West Mounted Police )( Royal Canadian / RCMP related) ( 31 )

Mounted Police Life in Canada: A Record of Thirty-one Years' Service - Prospero Canadian Collection ( NWMP / N W M P / North West Mounted Police )( Royal Canadian / RCMP related) ( 31 )

By: Deane, Captain R ( Richard ) Burton / Coles / Prospero Canadian Collection

Price: $13.13

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Prospero Canadian Collection edition, 2001, 1st Printing: 2001

Edition: First Printing

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 147037

ISBN: 155267181X

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


-----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, substantial corner clip on front endpaper, 312 pages, b&w illustrations, fold out map is intact, contents include: 1883 - 4 Regina; 1885 Rebellion Year; 1886 - 8 Regina; 1888 Lethbridge; 1888 - 97 Lethbridge; 1898 - 1902 Lethbridge and MacLeod; 1902 - 06 Maple Creek; 1906 - 14 Calgary; The passing of the Calgary Barracks 1914; Mounted Police Law; An Unrecorded Incident of Mounted Police History -The Crooked Lakes Affair; Wholesale Cattle Smuggling; Louis Riel - Executed for Treason; Three Trials for Murder; Incidents of Police... View more info

Image for An Anecdotal History of Kings County New Brunswick -by dorothy Dearborn ( NB / N.B. Local History -inc. Riverbank, Sussex Land Grants, Kingston Peninsula, Rothesay, Quispamsis, Early Churches, etc) )

An Anecdotal History of Kings County New Brunswick -by dorothy Dearborn ( NB / N.B. Local History -inc. Riverbank, Sussex Land Grants, Kingston Peninsula, Rothesay, Quispamsis, Early Churches, etc) )

By: Dearborn, Dorothy

Price: $13.13

Publisher: Saint John, New Brunswick, Saint John, NB: Neptune Publishing, 2001, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 159490

ISBN: 1896270255

Condition: Very Good+ ( see Description )


----------softcover, about 6w x 9h inches, a solid Very Good+ copy, a bit of light rubbing, small address label on verso of front cover, some sunning to the bottom edge of the covers and spine, 144 pages, b&w photos, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

History in Their Blood: The Indian Portraits of Nicholas de Grandmaison from the Collection of The Bank of Montreal

By: Dempsey, Hugh A; Introduction By J Russell Harper, Illustarted By Nicholas de Grandmaison

Price: $23.69

Publisher: Vancouver, British Columbia / Toronto, Ontario, Vancouver, BC / Toronto, ON: Douglas and McIntyre, 1982, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 163548

ISBN: 0888943601

Condition: Fine (see description)


-----------hardcover, about 9.75w x 12.25h inches, a Fine copy in a Fine slipcase, no dustjacket as issued, 124 pages, colour illustrations by Nicholas de Grandmaison, b&w photos, colour illustrationsa very nice book, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo ///NOT SIGNED ---GUARANTEED to be AVAILABLE/// View more info