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Image for A Gentleman of Substance:  The Life and Legacy of John Redpath -a Signed Copy  ( 1796 - 1869 )( Redpath Sugar Refinery related)

A Gentleman of Substance: The Life and Legacy of John Redpath -a Signed Copy ( 1796 - 1869 )( Redpath Sugar Refinery related)

By: Feltoe, Richard (signed)

Price: $13.13

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Natural Heritage Books, 2004, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 162017

ISBN: 1896219926

Condition: Very Good+ ( see Description )


---------softcover, about 10 x 8 inches, a near Fine copy with a bit of very light rubbing to edges, signed without inscription by the author, 144 pages, b&w photos throughout, ---"A Gentleman of Substance covers the remarkable life of John Redpath. Born to humble circumstances in Scotland in 1796, he emigrated to Canada in 1816 to become a stonemason in Montreal. By 1818 he had his own building and contracting firm and was working on the Lachine Canal as well as much construction and restoration work on buildings in Montreal. His work on the Rideau Canal, as contracted by Colonel John By,... View more info

Image for Not a One Horse Town:  125 ( One Hundred Twenty-Five ) Years of Toronto and Its Streetcars ---a Signed Hardcover Copy ( Ontario / Street Cars / Local History )

Not a One Horse Town: 125 ( One Hundred Twenty-Five ) Years of Toronto and Its Streetcars ---a Signed Hardcover Copy ( Ontario / Street Cars / Local History )

By: Filey, Mike (signed)

Price: $26.33

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toront, ON: Toronto of Old, 1986, 1st edition, First Printing: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 164680

ISBN: 0969150113

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


----------hardcover, a Near Fine example in a lightly rubbed Very Good+ dustjacket, ink gift inscription on front blank endpaper has been partially blacked out, signed by Filey who has also written a linitation number on the title page (#185 of 1000), quite scarce in the hardcover edition, unpaginated but well over 100 pages, packed with b&w photos many of a vintage nature and certainly difficult to come by, contents include: Rapid Transit for All; Meet Mr Williams ( Henry Burt ); Rails and Horses; Mr Wright ( John Joseph ) Was Right; The Witch's Broom; Toronto by Trolley; The Ubiquitous Sir ... View more info

Halifax, the First 250 Years ( Nova Scotia / Nova Scotian History )

By: Fingard, Judith; Janet Guildford; David Sutherland

Price: $13.13

Publisher: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Halifax, NS: Formac Publishing, 1999, 1st edition, Later Printing: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 149708

ISBN: 088780490X

Condition: Very Good+ ( see Description )


----------oblong softcover, about 10.5 x 8.25 inches, a Very Good+ copy witha bit of curling to lower corner, 192 pages, b&w photos, ---"For more than two and a half centuries Halifax has experienced both war and peace, growing from a frontier outpost to one of Canada''s most appealing and forward-looking cities. ---For many years the fate of the city was determined by the rivalries among Britain, France, and the United States: conflict meant prosperity for Halifax in 1812 and again during the U.S. Civil War. During the Victorian era Halifax enjoyed lively commerce and manufacturing and a... View more info

The Labradorians: Voices from the Land of Cain ( Newfoundland / Labrador )(inc. Land God Gave to Cain; The Straits; North of Chateau; Paradise; Torngat; Moravian Coast; Grande Baie Des Esquaimaux; Nitassinan; The Journey to Goose, etc)

By: Fitzhugh, Lynne D

Price: $30.29

Publisher: St John's, Newfoundland, St John's, NL: Breakwater, 1999, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 157686

ISBN: 1550811487

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, might be unread, 507 pages, b&w photos, contents include: The Land God Gave to Cain; The Straits; North of Chateau; Paradise; Torngat; Moravian Coast; Grande Baie Des Esquaimaux; Nitassinan; The Journey to Goose; Epilogue; Glossary; Endnotes; Bibliography; Index and Concordance, ---"Explorer Jacques Cartier dismissed it as the land God gave to Cain, but generations of people from widely differing cultures living in dense wilde ess conditions have forged the people of Labrador into a thriving, vital culture of their own. Here... View more info

Image for Shaping the Upper Canadian Frontier:  Environment, Society, and Culture in the Trent Valley -by Neil S Forkey / University of Calgary Press ( Trent River Valley - 19th Century Upper Canada ) )

Shaping the Upper Canadian Frontier: Environment, Society, and Culture in the Trent Valley -by Neil S Forkey / University of Calgary Press ( Trent River Valley - 19th Century Upper Canada ) )

By: Forkey, Neil S / University of Calgary Press

Price: $28.97

Publisher: Calgary, Alberta, Calgary, AB: University of Calgary Press ( UCP ), 2003, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 162592

ISBN: 1552380491

Condition: Near Fine (see desciption)


-----------hardcover, about 6w x 9.25h inches, a Near Fine example, , no dustjacket as issued, 164 pages, b&w illustrations, ---"a significant contribution to the growing body of work on Canadian environmental history. Themes of ethnicity and environment in the Trent Valley are brought into wider perspective with comparisons to other areas of contemporary settlement throughout the British Empire and North America. Forkey begins by placing his study within the literature of settler societies of Upper Canada and North America. The Trent Valley's geography, prehistory, and Native peoples, th... View more info

Image for Black Ice:  The Lost History of the Colored Hockey League of the Maritimes, 1895 - 1925 ( Canadian Black / Negro Sport History )

Black Ice: The Lost History of the Colored Hockey League of the Maritimes, 1895 - 1925 ( Canadian Black / Negro Sport History )

By: Fosty, George and Darril; Foreword By Dr Henry Bishop / Nimbus Publishing

Price: $52.73

Publisher: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Halifax, NS: Nimbus Publishing, 2008, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 164635

ISBN: 1551096951

Condition: Near Fine (see desciption)


----------softcover, a Near Fine example, feels unread, 264 pages, b&w photos, ---"In 1895, The Colored Hockey League of the Maritimes was formed in Halifax, Nova Scotia. This was Twenty-five years before the Negro Baseball Leauges in the United States, and twenty-two years before the birth of the National Hockey League. The Colored League would emerge as a premier force in Canadian hockey and supply the resilience necessary to preserve a unique culture which exists to this day. Unfortunately their contributions were conveniently ignored, or simply stolen, as white teams and hockey officia... View more info

Image for Sketch of Chipman Corner Kings County, Nova Scotia C. 1670 - 1985 -by James Fry / Community History Group of Kings Historical Society  ( NS Local History )

Sketch of Chipman Corner Kings County, Nova Scotia C. 1670 - 1985 -by James Fry / Community History Group of Kings Historical Society ( NS Local History )

By: Fry, James / Community History Group of Kings Historical Society

Price: $30.29

Publisher: Nova Scotia, No Place ( Nova Scotia ):L Community History Group of Kings Historical Society, No Date -Circa 1985, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 163430

Condition: Very Good+ ( see Description )


------------softcover, about 6w x 9h inches, a Very Good+ example with a wee bit of light rubbing, some age toning and browning to the predominately white covers, 20 pages, b&w photographs, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo ///NOT SIGNED ---GUARANTEED to be AVAILABLE/// View more info

OUR YOUNG SOLDIER: Lieutenant Francis Simcoe, 6 June, 1791 - 6 April 1812 ( John Graves Simcoe related)

By: Fryer, Mary Beacock

Price: $11.81

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Dundurn Press, 1996, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 149371

ISBN: 1550022709

Condition: Very Good+ ( see Description )


-----------trade paperback, a solid Very Good+ copy with a bit of light wear, 189 pages, b&w photos, illustrations and maps, ---"Francis Simcoe was the eldest son of John Graves Simcoe and Elizabeth Gwillim. his father is celebrated as the first lieutenant governor of Upper Canada; his mother for her Canadian diary and watercolour sketches. Francis was one year old when his family arrived at Newark (Niagara-on-the-Lake) in 1792, and almost six when they returned to England. ---Letters written by his mother, sisters, and himself reveal his childhood at Eton. At sixteen, he was an ensign in... View more info

Who Killed the AVRO Arrow? ( Fighter Plane / Jet )

By: Gainor, Chris

Price: $13.13

Publisher: Canada, Canada: Folklore Press, 2007, 1st edition, First Printing: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 151898

ISBN: 1894864689

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


-----------trade paperback, about 5.25 x 8.25 inches, a Near Fine copy, 256 pages, b&w photos, --- The Avro Arrow vaulted Canada into the front ranks of military aircraft design and manufacturing. Less than a year later, the Arrow program was cancelled and Avro Canada went from being one of Canada's largest corporations to a bitter memory. The completed Arrows, jet fighters full of cutting edge technology and capable of flying at twice the speed of sound, were put to the torch. The Arrow became a subject of controversy that goes on today, nearly 50 years after it flew. In this new book, aerosp... View more info

Image for Letters to Larisa:  First Generation Canadians in the 1920's, the 1930's, the War Years and Beyond  - Offspring of Original Pioneers Who Immigrated from The Austro-Hungarian ( Hapsburg ) Empire, Europe ( Hungary - Austria )( 1st / 1920s / 1930s / Canada )

Letters to Larisa: First Generation Canadians in the 1920's, the 1930's, the War Years and Beyond - Offspring of Original Pioneers Who Immigrated from The Austro-Hungarian ( Hapsburg ) Empire, Europe ( Hungary - Austria )( 1st / 1920s / 1930s / Canada )

By: Galatiuk, Paul

Price: $98.93

Publisher: Manitoba, No Place ( Likely Manitoba ): No Publisher / Self Published / Paul Galatiuk, 2005, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 157868

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


-----------hardcover, about 8.5 x 11.25 inches, a Near Fine copy, in a lightly rubbed very Good+ dustjacket, 293 pages, colour and b&w photos, includes some poetry in Hungarian ( I believe it is Hungarian ), any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

JOHN BUCHAN: Model Governor General -by J William Galbraith ( Lord Tweedsmuir )( Canada / Canadian History / Politics )

By: Galbraith, J William; Forewords By Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada and Lady Deborah Stewarthy ( John Buchan related / Lord Tweedsmuir )

Price: $36.89

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Dundurn Press, 2013, 1st edition, First Printing: 2013

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 162912

ISBN: 1459709373

Condition: Fine (see description)


----------hardcover, a Fine example, in a Fine dustjacket, 533 pages, b&w photos, ---"Soldier, spy, politician, bestselling thriller writer, and governor general of Canada — John Buchan was a man of many seasons and talents. --An accomplished Scottish journalist, soldier, head of intelligence, and Member of Parliament, John Buchan (1875-1940) is best known for penning thrillers such as The Thirty-Nine Steps. However, as Canada’s 15th governor general (1935-40), Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir, played a significant leadership role as a statesman and diplomat. --Buchan was the first govern... View more info

The Voice of Generations: A History of Communications in Newfoundland / A Publication of Newfoundland Telephone

By: Galgay, Frank; Michael McCarthy; Jack O'Keefe / Newfoundland Telephone

Price: $32.93

Publisher: St John's, Newfoundland, St John's, NL: Newfoundland Telephone Company, 1994, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 159742

ISBN: 092088403X

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


----------hardcover, about 8.75w x 11.25h inches, a near Fine copy, in a Very Good+ dustjacket with a bit of sunning, 428 pages, b&w photos, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

Ste Croix ( Dochet ) Island: A Monograph: Revised and Enlarged / Transactions of the Royal Society of Canada - Second Series 1902 - 1903, Volume VIII, Section II, Monographic Series # 3 / The New Brunswick Museum, Saint John, N.B (aka Champlain's Island )

By: Ganong, William Francis, Edited By Susan Brittain Ganong / Transactions of the Royal Society of Canada - Second Series 1902 - 1903, Volume VIII, Section II, Monographic Series # 3 / The New Brunswick Museum, Saint John , N.B.

Price: $13.13

Publisher: St John, New Brunswick, Saint John, NB: The New Brunswick Museum, 1945, 1st Revised and Enlarged First 1st Printing: 1945

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 149197

Condition: Very Good+ ( see Description )


-----------trade paperback size stapled softcover, about 6.5 x 9.75 inches, a Very Good+ copy, some light wear to covers, 125 pages, b&w photos, contents include: Preface; maps and Illustrations; William Francis Ganong; 'The Meaning of the day'; STE CROIX ISLAND: Introduction; Geography; Geology and natural History; Names; Maps; Literature; History (The Acadian Period, 1604 - 1632; The Utopian Medallion; The Boundary Discussions, 1796 - 1799; The Modern period, 1799 - 1902; The Future of the Island ); Appendix, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic phot... View more info

Ste Croix ( Dochet ) Island: A Monograph: Revised and Enlarged / Transactions of the Royal Society of Canada - Second Series 1902 - 1903, Volume VIII, Section II, Monographic Series # 3 / The New Brunswick Museum, Saint John, N.B (aka Champlain's Island )

By: Ganong, William Francis, Edited By Susan Brittain Ganong / Transactions of the Royal Society of Canada - Second Series 1902 - 1903, Volume VIII, Section II, Monographic Series # 3 / The New Brunswick Museum, Saint John , N.B.

Price: $13.13

Publisher: St John, New Brunswick, Saint John, NB: The New Brunswick Museum, 1979, 1st Revised and Enlarged Edition, 2nd Printing: 1979

Edition: Later Printing of 1st Revised Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 154987

ISBN: 0919326447

Condition: Good (see description)


-----------trade paperback size stapled softcover, about 6.5 x 9.75 inches, a solid Good copy, some wear to covers, rubbing to corners, 125 pages, b&w photos, contents include: Preface; maps and Illustrations; William Francis Ganong; 'The Meaning of the day'; STE CROIX ISLAND: Introduction; Geography; Geology and natural History; Names; Maps; Literature; History (The Acadian Period, 1604 - 1632; The Utopian Medallion; The Boundary Discussions, 1796 - 1799; The Modern period, 1799 - 1902; The Future of the Island ); Appendix, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not ... View more info

Image for The Sea is at Our Gates:  The History of the Canadian Navy  ( RCN / R C N / Royal Canadian Navy )

The Sea is at Our Gates: The History of the Canadian Navy ( RCN / R C N / Royal Canadian Navy )

By: German, Commander Tony, Foreword By Vice Admiral Harry DeWolf

Price: $13.13

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: McClelland & Stewart ( M&S ), 1990, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 138844

ISBN: 0771032692

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


------------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket,360 pages, ---recounts, for the first time, the story of Canada's navy, gale-driven and becalmed, from its colonial roots through the twentieth-century wars to the close of the Cold War era in 1990, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

Image for Stories About Storytellers:  Publishing Alice Munro, Robertson Davies, Alistair Macleod, Pierre Trudeau and Others -by Douglas Gibson -a Signed and Inscribed Copy / ECW Press

Stories About Storytellers: Publishing Alice Munro, Robertson Davies, Alistair Macleod, Pierre Trudeau and Others -by Douglas Gibson -a Signed and Inscribed Copy / ECW Press

By: Gibson, Douglas (signed)( Doug )

Price: $22.37

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: ECW Press, 2011, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 157101

ISBN: 1770410686

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


-----------hardcover, about 6.25 x 9.25 inches, a near Fine copy, in a Near Fine dustjacket, signed and inscribed by the author "For M____, Who remembers W.O. and his snuff. Best wishes, Doug Gibson", 380 pages, b&w caricature illustrations by Jenkins, contents include: STEPHEN LEACOCK 1869 - 1944 Professor, Humorist, and Immigration Agent ; HUGH MacLENNAN 1907 - 1990 Teacher, Novelist, Essayist, and Cottager; R.D. SYMONS 1898 - 1973 Cowboy, Writer, Artist, and Conservationist ; HAROLD HORWOOD 1923 - 2006 Newfoundlander, Novelist, Naturalist, and Neglected Genius; BARRY BROADFOOT 1... View more info

Image for Isaiah Tubbs of Prince Edward County / Fragments of History Series 2 ( Ontario History )

Isaiah Tubbs of Prince Edward County / Fragments of History Series 2 ( Ontario History )

By: Gilchrist, Gill / Fragments of History Series 2

Price: $13.13

Publisher: Ontario, Ontario: No Publisher / Fragments of History Series 2, No Date (1990's ?), 1st Edition, First Printing: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 141742

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


-----------pamphlet, a Near Fine copy, 19 pages, b&w illustrations, Tubbs was an early settler in the Hallowell area (now Picton ), any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

Image for The Gunsmiths of Canada:  A Checklist of Tradesmen, with Update 81:  Historical  Arms Series # 14 ( Canadian Gun Smiths / Makers )

The Gunsmiths of Canada: A Checklist of Tradesmen, with Update 81: Historical Arms Series # 14 ( Canadian Gun Smiths / Makers )

By: Gooding, S James / Historical Arms Series

Price: $15.77

Publisher: Ottawa, Ontario, Ottawa, ON: Museum Restoration Service / Historical Arms Series, 1974, 1st Revised Edition, First Printing: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 145473

ISBN: 091931614X

Condition: Very Good+ ( see Description )


-----------stapled softcover, a Very Good+ copy with a bit of light rubbing, 32 + 6 pages of amendments, this edition adds 80+ gun makers not included in the earlier edition, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

Image for Fighting Sail on Lake Huron and Georgian Bay:  The War of 1812 and Its Aftermath  -by Barry Gough -Signed Twice

Fighting Sail on Lake Huron and Georgian Bay: The War of 1812 and Its Aftermath -by Barry Gough -Signed Twice

By: Gough, Barry (signed twice)

Price: $43.49

Publisher: St Catharines, Ontario, St Catharines, ON: Vanwell Publishing, 2002, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed (see description)

Seller ID: 163829

ISBN: 1550681141

Condition: Near Fine (see desciption)


------------hardcover, a Near Fine example, in a Near Fine dustjacket, looks new, signed without inscription by the author of the title page, signed and inscribed by the author on the front blank endpaper "for my dear friend J____ with best wishes from the Author", --- 303 pages, b&w photos and illustrations, contents include: Preface; Chronology of the War on Lake Huron and adjacent waters; The Western Frontier; THE ROWBOAT WAR - Michilimackinac; THE BATTLE of LAKE ERIE - Naval Superiority on the Lakes in the Balance; THE NANCY and HER ESCAPE - Season's Close; THE WATER RATS - Fort W... View more info

Image for Going Downtown:  A History of Winnipeg's Portage Avenue -by Russ Gourluck -a Signed Copy  ( Portage and Main, Winnipeg / Manitoba Local History )

Going Downtown: A History of Winnipeg's Portage Avenue -by Russ Gourluck -a Signed Copy ( Portage and Main, Winnipeg / Manitoba Local History )

By: Gourlick, Russ (signed)

Price: $36.89

Publisher: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB: Great Plains Publications, 2006, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 159266

ISBN: 1894283651

Condition: Very Good (see description)


-----------softcover, about 10 x 11 inches, a solid Very Good copy, a nice copy overall but there is some curling to the cover corners and the first 30 or so pages, nothing serious but there is some curling, ---signed by the author without inscription, ---290 pages, b&w photos, a section-by-section look at the most famous of all Winnipeg streets, ---"Come along with Russ Gourluck, author of the best—selling A Store Like No Other: Eaton’s of Winnipeg, as he takes us on a nostalgic tour of what was the heart of Winnipeg’s shopping and entertainment for most of the 20th century. Illust... View more info