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Regent Park. A Study in Slum Clearance

By: Rose, Albert

Price: $99.00

Publisher: Toronto, University of Toronto Press: 1958

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 6875

Condition: Good in Fair dust jacket


Xiii + 242 pp. Inscribed to the Regent Park architect. Green and grey DJ in fair condition some wear along edges and several tears on front cover. Green cloth boards. Book is in good condition clean with no marks or wear. ; X X ; 242 pages View more info

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Her Kindled Shadow : An Introduction to the Work of Richard Outram

By: Sanger, Peter

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Antigonish, NS, Canada, Antigonish Review Press, The: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004605

ISBN: 0920653057

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


307 pp + [vi] Limited edition of 50 of which this is number 13. Linen cloth hard covers with white and red paper spine label, covers are clean, front cover very slightly proud. Interior has beautiful red handmade paper end papers, hand printed red design on the title page with a tissue guard, book was hand sewn and bound by Ruth Legge, a faint pencil erasure on first blank, otherwise text pages are clean and unmarked. A lovely copy of this title which is hard to find i... View more info

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Through Darkling Air The Poetry of Richard Outram

By: Sanger, Peter

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Kentville, Ns, Canada, Gaspereau Press: 2010

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 5306

ISBN: 1554470617

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


460 pp. Index. Illustrated with many photos, color plates, frontis sketch. Beautiful dark green and silver dust jacket (Japanese rice paper? ) just a bit of edge curl, spine is faded. Book itself is crisp and clean on the exterior, a small owner name/address stamp on first blank, very small mark at bottom of fore-edge of the book block, otherwise fresh and clean. A typically meticulous production from this wonderful press. ; 8.60 X 5.60 X 1.60 inches; 460 pages 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

Seller ID: 5791

ISBN: 1554470145

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


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

Etienne Gilson

By: Shook, Laurence K.

Price: $36.00

Publisher: Toronto, Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies: 1984

Seller ID: 8804

ISBN: 0708319x

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


KB3. 412pp + 2 unnumbered pages. Index, frontis, photographs. Book has brown cloth hardover with silver text on spine. Text is clear and unmarked. ; The Etienne Gilson Series; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 414 pages View more info

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Pioneer Papers. No. 1-6

By: Simcoe County Pioneer and Historical Society

Price: $110.00

Publisher: Barrie, Simcoe County Pioneer and Historical Society: 1908

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 7406

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


40 pp, 70 pp, 43 pp, 25 pp, 82 pp, 83-164 pp. 1908, 1908, 1910, 1911, 1912, 1917. Each issue with a frontis plate and illustrated throughout with plates. Original dark green ribbed cloth with double blind ruling, dull spine gilt and white library marks on spine, interior has normal library marks but otherwise clean and fresh. Interesting and unusual early Ontario history. ; Ex-Library; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

The Life and Times of Sir Alexander Tilloch Galt with Gzowski family provenance

By: Skelton, Oscar Douglas

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Toronto, Oxford University Press: 1920

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 9725

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


[vi], 586 pp. Frontis portrait of Galt. Errata slip Frontis plate of Galt. Nicely illustrated including map. With the book plate G. Stanislaus Gzowski and a signature with date of 1924 -- evidently the family of the engineer by the same name who designed Niagara Bridge, Yonge Street, etc. References to Gzowski are pencilled in on the first blank. Original dark red ribbed cloth with blind ruling, title in dull gilt. Bit of rubbing at corners, spine tips are a little rubb... View more info

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The Autobiography of a Teacher of French With Preliminary Chapters from Various Sources

By: Squair, John

Price: $39.00

Publisher: Toronto, University of Toronto Press: 1928

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 7375

Condition: Good in New dust jacket


[x], 292 pp. Index. Dark blue cloth blind ruled covers, gilt to spine. Normal wear and minor bumping at corners, white library numbers to spine, interior has library marks, but otherwise clean. Uncut rough cut pages. An attractive copy of this story of the teaching of French in Toronto and the University College. ; Ex-Library; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 292 pages 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: $18.00

Publisher: Toronto, Macmillan of Canada: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005113

ISBN: 0770508669

Condition: Good in Good dust jacket


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

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Sides First Limited Edition, Signed

By: Straub, Peter

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Baltimore, Cemetery Dance Publications: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7397

ISBN: 1587671654

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


310 pp. Gift inscription from the author on the title page to another Canadian writer. Glossy black, white and red dust jacket has just a hint of shelf wear. Author inscription was made in ink and bleeds through to the copyright page, otherwise clean and fresh. Nice copy. ; LP; 7.50 X 5.10 X 1.40 inches; 310 pages; Signed by Author View more info

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The Seventh Annual Year Book, Hamilton Normal School

By: Students Of Hamilton Normal School

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Hamilton, ON, Students of Hamilton Normal School: 1922

Seller ID: 5804

Condition: Fair


55 pages. Illustrated with photos and ads. Green cloth with gilt ruling, edges are rubbed, some spotting and light staining, spine quite worn with joints fraying. Interior floral end papers, hinges cracking, some thumbing on some pages and starting to separate at bottom of pages, page 15/16 is oddly bound in after page 1/2 but everything is present. Small pieces of different paper appear to be bound in between 38-39. Lists the classes for 1921-22 with names and addresses... View more info

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Unwinding

By: Swede, George

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Toronto, Missing Link Press: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 7654

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Unpaginated, slim stapled oblong octavo, in red paper covers with a sketch of what one assumes is George Swede on the cover. Covers are a bit sunned, interior paper a little toned and obviously read, but otherwise a nice clean copy of this early small press edition by a prolific poet. View more info

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Ojibway Melody

By: Symons, Harry

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Toronto, Self Published/Ambassador Books Ltd: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 9594

Condition: Good in Fair dust jacket


xii, 294 pp. Cream paper dust jacket with Lake Huron scene by Frank Panabaker. DJ has some lacks, chips and general wear but still holding together. Brown cloth boards a little rubbed at extremities, interior front end papers have newspaper clippings regarding the book winning the Leacock Medal affixed with old yellowed tape, owner inscription. Otherwise clean and unmarked. "Ojibway melody" will prove a magic carpet for swift and pleasurable transit to the histo... View more info

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The Story of Yuku

By: Tate, Dorothy Dean

Price: $55.00

Publisher: Toronto, William Briggs: 1910

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 6368

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


245 pp. Dark grey green cloth covers with lovely silver grey lettering and a falling Art Nouveau silver bird, grey and white paper pastedown of Mt. Fuji. Covers have minor wear, corners a little bent in, spine tips starting to wear. Interior first free end paper has owner inscript, title page has a small chip at the fore-edge, paper edges are all rough cut, but otherwise clean and unmarked. Attractive little first edition, the story of a romance between a Japanese girl a... View more info

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Every Woman's Almanac 1977 Appointment Calendar and Handbook

By: The Everyday Collective

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Toronto, The Women's Press: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 6030

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Unpaginated. Brown flexible cloth covers with photos of women. Interior each month has a theme: The Artist in Us; Doing Time; Tenants Together; The Inner Protest; Our Own Bodies; The Immigrant Worker; On the Road to Liberation; We Organize, etc. Cover photo by Lynn Murray. Illustrated inside. Never used. Spine a little sunned, some minor shelf wear, otherwise clean and fresh. Iconic feminist ort, from a pioneering feminist press in Toronto. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall View more info

Louis St. Laurent, Canadian Signed by Prime Minister Laurent

By: Thomson, Dale C

Price: $225.00

Publisher: Toronto, Macmillan of Canada: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8706

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


KB1 x,[ii],564 pp. Index. Illustrated with photos. Signed and inscribed by Prime Minister Laurent on the half title page to Vernon E. Johnson, Episcopal priest who devoted his life to working against alcoholism. Brown linen with dull gold title, moderate normal wear, corners very lightly inturned, interior clean and unmarked. Canadian history with nice provenance. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 564 pages View more info

Illustrated Toronto: Past and Present, being an Historical and Descriptive Guide-Book: Its Architecture, Manufacture,Trade; its Social, Literary, Scientific and Charitable Institutions; its Churches, Schools, and College; and other Principal Points of Interest to the Visitor

By: Timperlake, J., Compiler

Price: $700.00

Publisher: Toronto, Peter A. Gross: 1877

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 9542

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Xvi, 17-384 pp. " together with A Key to the Publisher's Bird's-Eye View of the City. Illustrated with over sixty Pages of Colored Lithographs." Full dark green leather with blind ruling and brilliant gilt, rebacked with original spine laid down, polished marble edges, original blue endpapers (rear endpaper replaced) with old owner bookplate. Text and plates within ruled borders, each plate has a tissue guard. A very nice copy of this look at Toronto nearly 150 ... View more info

Victor Gordon Tupper. A Brother's Tribute

By: Tupper, Reginald Hibbert (R.H.T.)

Price: $210.00

Publisher: Toronto, Humphrey Milford, Oxford University Press,: 1921

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 9591

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


66 pp. Frontis plate of Tupper and illustrated with many other plates. Signed by Tupper's father, Charles Hibbert Tupper (1855-1827), a Canadian politician and lawyer, to Sir Charles Russell, Bart. (1863-1928). Black cloth covers with double blind ruling a little faded, corners gently worn, paper spine label is faded and only just legible. Interior is clean and nice with only the father's inscription. Victor Gordon Tupper (b. Ottawa,1896, died Vimy, France,1917) was a ... View more info

Histoire Du Notariat Canadien 1621-1960

By: Vachon, André

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Montreal, La Chambre Des Notaires De La Province De Québec: 1961

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6212

Condition: Very Good


211 pps. 32 plates. Table of contents at rear. Book is in French. Dark red cloth boards. Book is in good condition, very clean with no marks. Limited edition book, very scarce. Signed by author on fly page in blue pen, 1961. ; Congrès International Du Notariat; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by Author View more info

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The Storm and the Silence Signed by Author, to Canadian Prime Minister John Turner

By: Walker, David

Price: $45.00

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 9060

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


KB 10. Unknown date and edition. As is. Light orange cloth with antlers to front, signs of some humidity staining to front cover bottom, all extremities bit rubbed and worn, interior title page is removed. From a donation from books belong to the 17th prime minister of Canada, John Turner, inscribed to John from David. Interior is otherwise clean and nice. Better condition than it sounds, nice association copy. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 248 pages; Signed by Auth... View more info