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A Narrative of Missionary Enterprises in the South Sea Islands; With Remarks Upon the Natural History of the Islands, Origin, Languages, Traditions, and Usages of the Inhabitants. [Association Rev. George Cheyne]

By: Williams, John

Price: $250.00

Publisher: London, J. Snow, 1837

Edition: First Edition


X, 589, ad. Folding map. Color frontis, engraved vignette on title, all plates and engravings present as called, some plates still have the tissue guard. 1st edition, second thousand. With a very interest Canadian/English provenance: the first free endpaper has a gift inscripted "Presented by Col. Forlong of 43rd Regiment to his much esteemed friend Rev. G. Cheyne. Amherstburg." The 43rd was in Canada and "went to New Brunswick in 1835, and was one of the reg... View more info

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A People Highly Favoured of God. The Nova Scotia Yankees and the American Revolution

By: Stewart, Gordon; Rawlyk, George

Price: $21.97

Publisher: Toronto, Macmillan of Canada, 1972

Edition: First Edition


xiii + 219 pp. Index, notes. Frontis map. Pale green paper dust jacket has some small chipping around the edges, sunning, small splotch on spine, flaps intact. Book itself is clean and nice, interior has neat owner inscript on first free endpaper, otherwise crisp and good. Nice. copy. Explores the difference between the Yankees who went to Nova Scotia before the Revolution and the US Yankees and why the former did not revolt. With special emphasis on the influence of H... View more info

A Public Nuisance A history of the mummers troupe

By: Brookes, Chris

Price: $42.00

Publisher: St. John's, Memorial University of Newfoundland, 1988


xiii, 249pp + 4 unnumbered pages. Frontis, photographs, appendices, glossary, bibliography. Book has green paper softcover with white, green, and pink text on front cover, white text on spine, and white and pink text on back cover, front cover has a photograph. Corners are very slightly bent. Text is clear and unmarked. ; Social and Economic Studies; Vol. 36; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 266 pages View more info

Image for A Selection of Work  Contemporary Indian Art - the Trail from the Past to the Future

A Selection of Work Contemporary Indian Art - the Trail from the Past to the Future

By: CINADER, BERNHARD

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Regina & Peterborough, Mackenzie Gallery and Native Studies Programme / Trent University, 1977


31 pp. Pamphlet with 2 staples, brilliant colored art on glossy wraps, interior many b/w photos. Showing artworks by Angus Trudeau, Jacob E. Thomas, Duffy Wilson, Jacob F. Thomas, Jr., Carl Ray, Elwood Green, Wayne Goodwill, Alex Janvier, Amos Dawson, Larry Rosso, Norval Morrisseau, Saul Williams, Joshim Kakegamic, Jackson Beardy, Denny Dixon, Douglas Cranmer, Arthur Shilling, William Powless, Clifford Maracle, Serain Stamp, Francis Kagige, Del Ashkewe, Blake Debassige... View more info

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a wild uncertainty

By: Power, Nicholas

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Toronto, Gesture Press,

Edition: First Edition


8 pages, stapled at the spine, no covers. No date but circa 2014?. Power was writing about wild uncertainties at that point with his characteristic spaces lines. Some moderate edge wear and general wear but pretty clean and intact considering its unprotected state. Nicholas Power is a founding member of the Meet the Presses literary collective, and has performed with the storytelling duo The Wordweavers and the sound poetry ensemble Alexander’s Dark Band.He has bee... View more info

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Administrative Law in Canada. Second Edition

By: Blake, Sara

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Toronto & Vancouver, Butterworths, 1997

Edition: Second Edition


Lxxx + 200 pp. Index. Table of Cases. Black/dark green hard cover with gilt is clean and unmarked, minor corner wear, interior has a few light pencil underlinings, otherwise clean and fresh. ; 200 pages View more info

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After Paradise

By: Rapoport, Janis

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Toronto, Simon & Pierre, 1996

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author


94 pp. Signed to a friend by the author on the title page, with an invitation to the book launch tucked in. Brown paper covers with b/w photo is clean and nice, slightlest bit of corner curl to top corner, small crease at bottom edge. Interior clean and bright, first few pages have a small bit of curl at top corner, otherwise very good. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 94 pages; Signed by Author View more info

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Aiken Drum

By: Sanger, Peter

Price: $32.00

Publisher: Nova Scotia, Gaspereau Press, 2006

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author


Signed on the title page by the author. Brown French paper wraps are clean and bright, book itself is beautifully designed and executed, clean and fresh, a lovely copy in a typically beautiful Gaspereau edition. The author's 8th collection of poetry . ; 7.90 X 5 X 0.70 inches; 137 pages; Signed by Author View more info

Image for Alexander Begg's Red River Journal and Other Papers Relative to the Red River Resistance of 1869-1870 The Publications of the Champlain Society XXXIV

Alexander Begg's Red River Journal and Other Papers Relative to the Red River Resistance of 1869-1870 The Publications of the Champlain Society XXXIV

By: Morton, W.L, Editor

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Toronto, The Champlain Society, 1956

Edition: Limited Edition


xxii, folding map,636, xvi. Index. Frontis plate of Alexander Begg and 4 more plates. Limited edition of 500, this is no. 85. Red cloth with gilt to spine shows minor normal wear, faint small spot to back cover, spine a little faded. Top edge gilt, fore-edges rough cut, many pages never separated. Bookplate of Sir Ellsworth Flavelle, cracking at half title, but otherwise clean and nice. ; Publications of the Champlain Society; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 636 pages View more info

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Annotated time table descriptive of the journey of His Royal Highness, Prince Arthur of Connaught over the Canadian Northern Railway: Through a Thousand Miles of Wheatfields

By: Canadian Northern Railway Company

Price: $225.00

Publisher: Canada, Canadian Northern Railway Co., 1906

Edition: First Edition; First Printing


48 pages, 9 leaves of plate, including large folding map as well as small map of CNR lines. . Tall octavo in original limp black leather with gilt stamping, dated April 1906. Leather is quite worn, chipped away at top and bottom, spine covering coming away at front hinge and spine tips. Leather of the front cover is loose from the underlying paper board, blank at the title is loose. Text and illustrations are clean and unmarked. The text section is set off in columns wi... View more info

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Between the Lines of Sadness

By: McGrath, Laurie-Lyn & Watterson, Georgia

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Toronto, Xanthus Press, 1995


I + 88 pp. Black and white softcover with image of woman on front cover. Book is in good condition clean with no marks. Signed by both both authors on title page. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

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Breaking Trail

By: Larkin, Phyllis

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Ontario, South Western Ontario Poetry, 1985

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author


24 pp. Gift inscription from the author on the inside front cover. Original cream paper wraps, interior is clean and unmarked. The author's poetry reflects her upbringing on the Canadian prairie. This is her first book. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 24 pages; Signed by Author View more info

Cabot to Cartier sources for a historical ethnography of northeastern North America, 1497-1550.

By: Hoffman, Bernard G.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Toronto, University of Toronto Press, 1961


Xii + 287 pps. Blue and black DJ. DJ is worn with small tear on front, and several tears on the back. Black cloth boards. Ex-library with single library stamp on front fly page - otherwise in good condition, clean with no other marks. ; Ex-Library View more info

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Canada under British Rule 1760-1905

By: Bourinot, John G.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Toronto, The Copp, Clark Company Limited, 1901


Xi + 346 pp. 2 appendices and index at rear. 3 fold out maps inside rear. Green cloth boards. Book is in fair condition, covers faded and marked, as well as rubbed along edges. Interior is mostly clean with no signficant marks. Very usable copy. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

Canadian Homes and Gardens Book of Houses

By: Hodgins, J. Herbert & MacPherson, Mary-Etta, editors

Price: $70.00

Publisher: Toronto, The MacLean Publishing Co., 1930


242 pages. Houses and plans for the first 100 pages, then details such as fencing, bathroom appliances, lighting, etc. To page 150, then gorgeous ads, all home related -- from furniture to roof tiles to toilet seats. Folio bound in green cloth with gilt, corners bit bumped , some wear and rubbing on the spine, spine tips rubbed. Front cover has a faint beverage ring on the gilt. Interior has bookplate, some mild thumbing, but otherwise clean and nice. Very much fun. ; 4t... View more info