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TRIALS AND TRIUMPHS:  THE 150-YEAR HISTORY OF EBENEZER/RENFORTH CHURCH., Allen, Glynford P. and Calder, Dale R., editors.  Godfrey Green, Ronald F. Watts, Murray J.S. Ford, Frank Rice, Samuel J. Mikolaski, Fannie Dreisinger, Harold W. Kemp, John E. Thomas, Vincent J. Lehman, Franklin W. Morgan, Robert F. Sneyd, John A. Wilton.
1 Allen, Glynford P. and Calder, Dale R., editors. Godfrey Green, Ronald F. Watts, Murray J.S. Ford, Frank Rice, Samuel J. Mikolaski, Fannie Dreisinger, Harold W. Kemp, John E. Thomas, Vincent J. Lehman, Franklin W. Morgan, Robert F. Sneyd, John A. Wilton. TRIALS AND TRIUMPHS: THE 150-YEAR HISTORY OF EBENEZER/RENFORTH CHURCH.
Etobicoke, Ontario Renforth Historical Committee 1990 0969423802 / 9780969423805 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Signed by editors.
222 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Signed by both editors on title page. Erratum slip laid in. B&w photographs, colour frontispiece. The history of Ebenezer/Renforth Baptist Church in Etobicoke, Ontario. Tiny scuff/light stain on front board. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, very light edge wrinkling, slight browning on spine, two tiny dents on front hinge, small minor scratch on front panel, very light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
SHAKER COMMUNITIES, SHAKER LIVES., Brewer, Priscilla J.
2 Brewer, Priscilla J. SHAKER COMMUNITIES, SHAKER LIVES.
Hanover, NH University Press of New England 1986 0874513626 / 9780874513622 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
273 pp, large 8vo (89 1/4" H). B&w photographs, tables. "Athough we know much about Shaker furniture, dance, textiles, and various artifacts, few books tell us about the Shakers as real people and the inner social workings of their sect. Who were the Shakers? What were their social, economic, and religious backgrounds? Why did they join this celibate, communal sect, and why did some leave while others stayed? What did they think of life inside the communities and the rapidly changing world outside? And, perhaps most important, when and why did the sect begin to decline, and how did Believers adjust to this decline? These are some of the questions Priscilla Brewer addresses in this engaging social history. Her highly readable general introduction to the Shakers challenges basic assumptions about the timing and reasons for the group's decline. Brewer studies the Shaker movement from its founding in 1774 to its last major public statement in 1904, restricting her work to the eleven Shaker communities in eastern New York and New England. (She) provides an inside look at Shaker life by recounting the group's social organization, the occupational roles of its members, the composition of its communities, and the operation of the Shaker hierarchy. Far from being a dry, sociological study, this book is filled with anecdotes and revealing stories related by the Shakers through the many writings they left behind." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny foxing mark on fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket has minor edge wear and light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, slight fading to spine color. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE LITTLE SCHOOLS OF GREY., Hubbert,  Mildred Young.
3 Hubbert, Mildred Young. THE LITTLE SCHOOLS OF GREY.
Heathcote, Ontario Conestoga Press 1982 0919615015 / 9780919615014 First Edition Soft Cover Near Fine 
116 pp, 10 1/8" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. Stories of the schools, teachers and pupils of Grey County, Ontario at the end of the 19th/beginning of the 20th century. Contents: Preface; Foreword; They raised a house at the crossroads; Those who lighted the lamps; They held the public purse as though it were their own; The haunted schools of Glenelg; Around the kitchen table; What did you learn today?; First you have to get their attention; It wasn't all academic; Beyond the schoolyard gate; The roads were long and the games were rough; When knowledge was called to account; The schools of Grey in Ontario; Appendix; Bibliography; Index. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
MARIPOSA, THE BANNER TOWNSHIP:  A HISTORY OF THE TOWNSHIP OF MARIPOSA, VICTORIA COUNTY, ONTARIO., Irwin, Ross W.
4 Irwin, Ross W. MARIPOSA, THE BANNER TOWNSHIP: A HISTORY OF THE TOWNSHIP OF MARIPOSA, VICTORIA COUNTY, ONTARIO.
Guelph, Ontario Ross Irwin Enterprises 1984 0969174500 / 9780969174509 First Edition Hard Cover Good 
192 pp, 10 1/4" H. White cloth boards with dark brown lettering on spine, dark brown lettering, banding and township crest on front board - no dust jacket (as issued). Map endpapers, b&w photographs, reproductions, maps/plans. Contents: Natural Resources; Indian Settlements; Government; Survey; Settlement; Transportation; Agricultural Industries; Agriculture; Communications; Public Utilities; Education; Religion; Social Life; Military; Communities; References; Appendix; Index. Christmas (1984) gift inscription in ink on one preliminary page, one light separation between two page gatherings but pages are held firmly in binding, light browning to spine and most edges of boards, several light to dark small stains on rear board, a few scattered very light stains on front board, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, scattered tiny foxing marks on top and bottom of text block. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
MARIPOSA, THE BANNER TOWNSHIP:  A HISTORY OF THE TOWNSHIP OF MARIPOSA, VICTORIA COUNTY, ONTARIO., Irwin, Ross W.
5 Irwin, Ross W. MARIPOSA, THE BANNER TOWNSHIP: A HISTORY OF THE TOWNSHIP OF MARIPOSA, VICTORIA COUNTY, ONTARIO.
Guelph, Ontario Ross Irwin Enterprises 1984 0969174500 / 9780969174509 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good 
192 pp, 10 1/4" H. White cloth boards with dark brown lettering on spine, dark brown lettering, banding and township crest on front board - no dust jacket (as issued). Map endpapers, b&w photographs, reproductions, maps/plans. Contents: Natural Resources; Indian Settlements; Government; Survey; Settlement; Transportation; Agricultural Industries; Agriculture; Communications; Public Utilities; Education; Religion; Social Life; Military; Communities; References; Appendix; Index. Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, boards are slightly curved, tiny dent on bottom edge of front board. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
THE RIVER PALACE., Lewis, Walter and Neilson, Rich.
6 Lewis, Walter and Neilson, Rich. THE RIVER PALACE.
Toronto Dundurn 2008 155002793X / 9781550027938 First Edition Soft Cover Fine 
248 pp, large 8vo (9" H). B&w photographs, reproductions, drawings. "Steamboats carrying passengers from Hamilton to Montreal via the rapids of the St. Lawrence were a popular sight in the latter half of the nineteenth century. In 1855, the 'Kingston', an iron steamboat built for John Hamilton, appeared on the Great Lakes. When the Prince of Wales (later Edward VII) toured British North America in 1860, the 'Kingston' became his floating palace for much of his time between Quebec and Toronto. While many steamboats claimed to be floating palaces, the 'Kingston' truly was one. The 'Kingston' was wrecked many times and survived spectacular fires in 1872 and 1873. Late in her career, she was converted into a salvage vessel and renamed the 'Cornwall'. In 1930 she was finally taken out and sunk near one of Kingston's ship graveyards. There she remained until diver Rick Neilson discovered her in 1989. Today, the once-palatial 'Kingston' is a popular dive site and tourist attraction." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE RIVER PALACE., Lewis, Walter and Neilson, Rich.
7 Lewis, Walter and Neilson, Rich. THE RIVER PALACE.
Toronto Dundurn 2008 155002793X / 9781550027938 First Edition Soft Cover Fine 
248 pp, large 8vo (9" H). B&w photographs, reproductions, drawings. "Steamboats carrying passengers from Hamilton to Montreal via the rapids of the St. Lawrence were a popular sight in the latter half of the nineteenth century. In 1855, the 'Kingston', an iron steamboat built for John Hamilton, appeared on the Great Lakes. When the Prince of Wales (later Edward VII) toured British North America in 1860, the 'Kingston' became his floating palace for much of his time between Quebec and Toronto. While many steamboats claimed to be floating palaces, the 'Kingston' truly was one. The 'Kingston' was wrecked many times and survived spectacular fires in 1872 and 1873. Late in her career, she was converted into a salvage vessel and renamed the 'Cornwall'. In 1930 she was finally taken out and sunk near one of Kingston's ship graveyards. There she remained until diver Rick Neilson discovered her in 1989. Today, the once-palatial 'Kingston' is a popular dive site and tourist attraction." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
8 MacRae, Marion and Adamson, Anthony. HALLOWED WALLS: CHURCH ARCHITECTURE OF UPPER CANADA.
Toronto Clarke, Irwin 1975 0772010294 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
304 pp, small 4to (10 1/2" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings, plans. "In a lively and informative text (the authors trace) the ecclesiastical architecture of early Ontario from the prehistoric Amerindians' Serpent Mound at Rice Lake to the Confederation era. Longhouse, synagogue, meeting-house, little country church (are all described), outling the circumstances under which they were built, the architectural features, and the changes which were made to 'update' the buildings and bring them into line with current fashion. It is an entertaining and highly readable social history. The anecdotes about the personalities and circumstances involved in each project make us aware that behind every building was a builder, and housed in every church there was a congregation made up of people of the community whose faith and aspirations were represented in the structures they erected." Waviness to top & bottom edges of text block, tiny faint foxing marks on top of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, two small tears - archivally taped, light fading to spine color and a little less on flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
HALLOWED WALLS:  CHURCH ARCHITECTURE OF UPPER CANADA., MacRae, Marion and Adamson, Anthony.
9 MacRae, Marion and Adamson, Anthony. HALLOWED WALLS: CHURCH ARCHITECTURE OF UPPER CANADA.
Toronto Clarke, Irwin 1975 0772010294 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good- 
304 pp, small 4to (10 1/2" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings, plans. "In a lively and informative text (the authors trace) the ecclesiastical architecture of early Ontario from the prehistoric Amerindians' Serpent Mound at Rice Lake to the Confederation era. Longhouse, synagogue, meeting-house, little country church (are all described), outling the circumstances under which they were built, the architectural features, and the changes which were made to 'update' the buildings and bring them into line with current fashion. It is an entertaining and highly readable social history. The anecdotes about the personalities and circumstances involved in each project make us aware that behind every building was a builder, and housed in every church there was a congregation made up of people of the community whose faith and aspirations were represented in the structures they erected." Book is Near Fine. Dust jacket has light edge wear - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few tiny tears archivally taped; light fading to spine, flap-folds, top of flaps and top of front panel; a few small rub marks, minor soiling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS / A CHRISTMAS CAROL (ABRIDGED BY JANE PARKER RESNICK) / ERNEST NISTER'S YULETIDE DELIGHTS / ERNEST NISTER'S SNOWY DAYS.  FOUR SMALL XMAS BOOKS (3 1/4" - 3 7/8" H.), Moore, Clement C.; Dickens, Charles; Strong, Stacie.
10 Moore, Clement C.; Dickens, Charles; Strong, Stacie. THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS / A CHRISTMAS CAROL (ABRIDGED BY JANE PARKER RESNICK) / ERNEST NISTER'S YULETIDE DELIGHTS / ERNEST NISTER'S SNOWY DAYS. FOUR SMALL XMAS BOOKS (3 1/4" - 3 7/8" H.)
Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Lynn Bywaters, Arthur Rackham, Jim Deesing. 
A group of four little books ranging from 3 1/4" to 3 7/8" H. 1. The Night Before Christmas - unpaginated, Andrews and McMeel, Kansas City, 1992, ISBN 0836230272 - hard cover in dust jacket, illustrations by Lynn Bywaters. 2. A Christmas Carol - abridged by Jane Parker Resnick, 157 pp, Running Press, Philadelphia, 1990, ISBN 0894718541- hard cover in dust jacket, illustrations by Arthur Rackham. 3. Ernest Nister's Yuletide Delights with Antique Changing Pictures - four leaves with pull tabs to create changing pictures (all in good working order), HarperCollins, 1992, ISBN 0001373757. 4. Ernest Nister's Snowy Days with Antique Changing Pictures - four leaves with pull tabs to create changing pictures (all in good working order), HaperCollins, 1992, ISBN 0001373730. A charming collection to read and/or use to decorate for the holiday season. Minor edge wear to boards. The two dust jackets have very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
11 Moore, Peter. DAMN HIS BLOOD: BEING A TRUE AND DETAILED HISTORY OF THE MOST BARBAROUS AND INHUMANE MURDER AT ODDINGLEY AND THE QUICK AND AWFUL RETRIBUTION.
London Chatto & Windus 2012 0701186445 / 9780701186449 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
364 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w illustrations. "The brutal murder of the Reverend George Parker in the secluded village of Oddingley on Midsummer's Day in 1806 gripped everyone from the Home Secretary in London to newspapermen across the country. It was a strange and stubborn case. The investigation lasted more than two decades, involving multiple inquests, judges and coroners, each more determined than the last to solve Oddingley's most gruesome crime - or crimes, as it turned out. (This) is a fascinating glimpse into English rural life at the beginning of the nineteenth century, so often epitomised by the civilised drawing rooms of Jane Austen or the rural idylls of Constable. England was exhausted and nervous, dogged by Pitt's war taxes, mounting inflation and the lingering threat of a French invasion. Violence was rife, particularly in rural communities where outsiders were regarded with deep suspicion. With a cast of characters straight out of Hardy, 'Damn His Blood' is a nail-biting true story of brutality, greed and ruthlessness which brings an elusive society vividly back to life." 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
KIDNAPPED., Stevenson, Robert Louis.  Introduction by Rosaline Masson.
12 Stevenson, Robert Louis. Introduction by Rosaline Masson. KIDNAPPED.
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good+ 
298pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H), thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt - in slipcase. Burgundy endpapers, b&w illustrations, including frontispiece. When the orphaned David Balfour travels to the House of Shaws to join his uncle, the wicked Ebenezer Balfour preceives him as a threat and arranges for him to be kidnapped and taken to the Carolinas. Very minor edge wear. Slipcase has moderate edge wear and rubbing, several stains on one side panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
DOCUMENTS RELATING TO THE GREAT AWAKENING IN NOVA SCOTIA, 1760-1791., Stewart, Gordon T., edited with introduction by.
13 Stewart, Gordon T., edited with introduction by. DOCUMENTS RELATING TO THE GREAT AWAKENING IN NOVA SCOTIA, 1760-1791.
Toronto The Champlain Society 1982 Limited Edition Hard Cover Very Good 
299 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H). Orange/red cloth with gilt lettering/crest on spine, top edge gilt. No. 721 of an edition of sixteen hundred and fifty printed for the Champlain Society. B&w frontispiece, map. Contents: Preface; Introduction; Documents - A Return of the Settlers with Their Stock of the Township of Yarmouth, June 1764; Letters from John Winslow to John Hancock, Chignecto, May 12, 1768; The Memorial of the Congregational Church in Cornwallis in the County of Kings County in the Province of Nova Scotia, Cornwallis, November 8, 1769; Bejamin Gerrish and Malachy Salter to the Reverend Mr. Andrew Eliot, Halifax, January 18, 1770; The Records of the Church of Jebogue in Yarmouth, Together with an Historical Account of the First Settlement of Yarmouth by the English - The First Ministering of the Word - The Erection of the First Meetinghouse - The Coming of Mr. Henry Alline and Other Preachers to Yarmouth and the Effects which Followed, etc., (1761-1762); The Rev. Mr. Henry Alline's Life &c. (1741-1784); Index. Two rub lines across bottom of text block, very light bumping to corners. light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
IN THE WAKE OF THE WIND-SHIPS:  NOTES, RECORDS AND BIOGRAPHIES PERTAINING TO THE SQUARE-RIGGED MERCHANT MARINE OF BRITISH NORTH AMERICA., Wallace, Frederick William.
14 Wallace, Frederick William. IN THE WAKE OF THE WIND-SHIPS: NOTES, RECORDS AND BIOGRAPHIES PERTAINING TO THE SQUARE-RIGGED MERCHANT MARINE OF BRITISH NORTH AMERICA.
Toronto Musson 1927 First Canadian Edition. Hard Cover Good Fair 
282 pp, 8 7/8" H. Green cloth with gold lettering/banding on spine, blindstamped ship on front board. Map on front endpapers, b&w frontispiece, plates. Section headings: In the Wake of the Wind-Ships; Quebec's Shipping Era; The New Brunswickers; The Nova Scotia-men. Index. Previous owner's name stamp on front and rear pastedowns and at bottom of "forward" page, gift inscription on half-title page, light browning on rear free endpaper, browning to edges of text block, some shelf soiling on bottom of text block, dust staining to top of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine with one or two tiny tears, very light edge wear, one very small corner bump. Dust jacket has edge wear/creasing and small chips and tears, old tape along top/bottom inside edges, heavy browning on spine and moderate browning elsewhere, light rubbing, one or two small light stains, two creases on front panel pastedown picture. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 


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