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Image for Mennonites in Canada:  A People's Struggle for Survival --- 1920 to 1940 -by Frank H Epp -a Signed Copy

Mennonites in Canada: A People's Struggle for Survival --- 1920 to 1940 -by Frank H Epp -a Signed Copy

By: Epp, Frank H (signed), Foreword By T D Regher

Price: $35.57

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: MacMillan / Gage Publishing, 1982, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 161766

ISBN: 0771597088

Condition: Near Fine (see desciption)


-----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Very Good dustjacket with a bit of sunning to the spine, a bit of light rubbing, a tight clean square copy, signed and inscribed "For my cherished colleague W_____ P______ Frank Epp 22 Oct 84", 640 pages, b&w photos, contents include: List of Tables and Charts; Foreword; Preface; THE UNCERTAIN FUTURE: Need for Land; Importance of Tolerance; Lack of Solidarity; Diversity Within a Corporate Personality; International Connections --- REAFFIRMATION of the FUNDAMENTALS: Fundamentalism in America / Among Old Mennonites / in Ontario / and Divisi... View more info

The French Period in Nova Scotia A.D. 1500-1758 and Present Remains : a historical, archaeological and botanical survey (inc. Port Royal, Beaubassin, Minas, Canard, Piziquid ( Pisiquit ), Cobequid, North Shore & Fishing Settlements, Cape Breton, etc)

By: Erskine, John S

Price: $32.93

Publisher: Nova Scotia, Wolfville, NS: Self Published / John S Erskine, 1975 1st Edition, First Printing: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 164604

Condition: Near Fine (see desciption)


-----------softcover, stapled as issued, a Very Good+ to Near Fine example, a bit of age toning to covers, 55 pages ---contents include: (Mitchell's map of Annapolis River 1733 - Map of Grand Pré and environs - Map of Minas area) Contents: European Discoveries and Claims; The Fishermen; The Fur Traders; The Acadians; English Rule; What Little Remains of Acadian Culture of the Early Period; Superficial Remains of Pre-Expulsion Settlements - Port Royal, Beaubassin, Minas, Canard, Piziquid, Cobequid, North Shore Settlements, Fishing Settlements, Cape Breton - Acadian Plants ( trees, fruits, veg... View more info

Image for Ontario Rocks:  Three Billion Years of Environmental Change -by Nick Eyles ( Geology / Geography )( 3 billion )

Ontario Rocks: Three Billion Years of Environmental Change -by Nick Eyles ( Geology / Geography )( 3 billion )

By: Eyles, Nick

Price: $38.21

Publisher: Markham, Ontario, Markham, ON ( Toronto, Ontario ): Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2002, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 162946

ISBN: 1550416197

Condition: Near Fine (see desciption)


------------softcover, about 8.5w x 11h inches, a Near Fine example, looks new, 339 pages, colour photos and illustrations throughout, ---"In its long and rocky past, the place we call Ontario has traveled across the equator, been peppered and pockmarked by meteorites, seen the rise and decline of towering mountains, and gave rise to some very strange and now extinct organisms. In fact, what seems like a changeless landscape was once covered by vast seas and huge, continent-wide ice sheets which measured 2 kilometres thick, leaving in their wake, the Great Lakes. --Ontario Rocks tells thi... View more info

Image for Canada Rocks:  The Geologic Journey -by Nick Eyles (signed) and Andrew Miall (signed)( Canadian Shield / North American Craton / Plate Tectonics / Mineral - Skarn Deposits / Mining / Geology )

Canada Rocks: The Geologic Journey -by Nick Eyles (signed) and Andrew Miall (signed)( Canadian Shield / North American Craton / Plate Tectonics / Mineral - Skarn Deposits / Mining / Geology )

By: Eyles, Nick and Andrew Miall (signed by both)

Price: $59.33

Publisher: Markham, Ontario, Markham, ON: Fitzhenry and Whiteside, 2007, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed (see description)

Seller ID: 164252

ISBN: 1550418602

Condition: Near Fine (see desciption)


-----------softcover, about 8.5w x 11h inches, a Near Fine example with a wee bit of light rubbing, signed without inscription by both authors, -- extra shipping may be required depending upon destination -if an issue please inquire before ordering --512 pages, packed with colour photos and illustrations, contents include: NTRODUCTION; ABOUT THE AUTHOR ; ---CHAPTER 1: A HELLISH BEGINNING --- The Hadean; The start of something Really Big 14 billion years ago; From dust to a planet; The earliest continents: a watery birth ; The birth of the Archean: a unique Canadian record; Early life on Earth... View more info

Image for The Oak Island Mystery:  The Secret of the World's Greatest Treasure Hunt -by lionel and Patricia Fanthorpe (aka The Money Pit )

The Oak Island Mystery: The Secret of the World's Greatest Treasure Hunt -by lionel and Patricia Fanthorpe (aka The Money Pit )

By: Fanthorpe, Lionel & Patricia

Price: $26.33

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Hounslow Press, 1995, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1995

Edition: First Edition Thus

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 163925

ISBN: 0888821700

Condition: Very Good+ ( see Description )


-------------trade paperback, about 6w x 9h inches, a Very Good+ example, a bit of light rubbing, 221 pages, b&w photos and illustrations, ---"It began innocently enough ... in 1795 three boys discovered the top of an ancient shaft on uninhabited Oak Island in Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia. The boys began to dig, and what they uncovered started the world's greatest and stangest treasure hunt. Two hundred years of courage, back-breaking effort, ingenuity, and engineering skills have so far failed to retrieve what is concealed there. --The Oak Island curse prophesies that the treasure will not be ... View more info

Image for The Oak Island Mystery:  The Secret of the World's Greatest Treasure Hunt -by lionel and Patricia Fanthorpe (aka The Money Pit )

The Oak Island Mystery: The Secret of the World's Greatest Treasure Hunt -by lionel and Patricia Fanthorpe (aka The Money Pit )

By: Fanthorpe, Lionel & Patricia

Price: $26.33

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Hounslow Press, 1995, 1st Edition, 2nd Printing: 1995

Edition: Later Printing of the first Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 164296

ISBN: 0888821700

Condition: Very Good+ ( see Description )


-------------trade paperback, about 6w x 9h inches, a Very Good+ example, a bit of light rubbing, 221 pages, b&w photos and illustrations, ---"It began innocently enough ... in 1795 three boys discovered the top of an ancient shaft on uninhabited Oak Island in Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia. The boys began to dig, and what they uncovered started the world's greatest and stangest treasure hunt. Two hundred years of courage, back-breaking effort, ingenuity, and engineering skills have so far failed to retrieve what is concealed there. --The Oak Island curse prophesies that the treasure will not be ... View more info

Image for The Legend of Jack Munroe:  A Portrait of a Canadian Hero ---by Dorothy Farmiloe -a Signed Copy ( Timmins related / Porcupine, Ontario Fire of 1911 )( Princess Patricia's Regiment / Princess "Pats" related)(aka:  Canada's Forgotten Hero )

The Legend of Jack Munroe: A Portrait of a Canadian Hero ---by Dorothy Farmiloe -a Signed Copy ( Timmins related / Porcupine, Ontario Fire of 1911 )( Princess Patricia's Regiment / Princess "Pats" related)(aka: Canada's Forgotten Hero )

By: Farmiloe, Dorothy (signed)( Jack Munroe related)

Price: $32.93

Publisher: Windsor, Ontario, Windsor, ON.: Black Moss Press, 1994, 1st edition, First Printing: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 155619

ISBN: 0887532551

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


----------softcover, about 6 x 9 inches, a Near Fine copy, signed by the author, 250 pages, b&w photos, ---"Jack Munroe, the man who saved Golden City, was no ordinary hero. A prospector himself and a reputed mining engineer, he was also a famed football star and the amateur boxing champion of the American West Coast. This is the story of his life --Jack Munroe was a legendary character. He was a man of heroic proportions; the savior of Golden City, a World Class heavyweight boxer, a millionaire prospector, a writer, a soldier, and the man whose collie was the inspiration for Lassie. Munr... View more info

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

By: Feltoe, Richard

Price: $13.13

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

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 150463

ISBN: 1896219926

Condition: Very Good+ ( see Description )


---------softcover, about 10 x 8 inches, a Very Good+ copy with a bit of very light rubbing to edges, 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, established his business reputation, whi... View more info

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 )

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

By: Filey, Mike (signed)

Price: $13.13

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

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 147858

ISBN: 0969150113

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


-----------oblong large (quarto) hardcover, a Near Fine copy 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, 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... 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: $50.09

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