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THE EMPIRE CLUB OF CANADA, ADDRESSES 1982-1983.  EIGHTIETH YEAR., A.J. Casson, Sir Edmund Hillary, George Cohon, Thomas J. Bata, Dr. F. Leutwiler, Joe Clark, Peter C. Newman, Peter Pocklington, Barnett Danson, J. Trevor Eyton, Dr. Kazimierz Sabbat, Claude Taylor, Jean Chretien, Claude F. Bennett, et al.
1 A.J. Casson, Sir Edmund Hillary, George Cohon, Thomas J. Bata, Dr. F. Leutwiler, Joe Clark, Peter C. Newman, Peter Pocklington, Barnett Danson, J. Trevor Eyton, Dr. Kazimierz Sabbat, Claude Taylor, Jean Chretien, Claude F. Bennett, et al. THE EMPIRE CLUB OF CANADA, ADDRESSES 1982-1983. EIGHTIETH YEAR.
The Empire Club Foundation 1984 Hard Cover Very Good+ No Jacket 
396 pp, 7 3/8" H. Red cloth with gilt lettering/banding on spine, gilt lettering/emblem on front board. B&w photographs. Contents include: New Directions for the Canadian Economy, by Peter Lougheed; Swiss Monetary Policies - The Case of a Smaller Country, by Dr. F. Leutwiler; The Canadian Economy, by Joe Clark; The Future of the Canadian Establishment, by Peter C. Newman; Reminiscences of the Group of Seven, by A.J. Casson; Commitments and Constraints: Ontario Hydro's Role in Today's Economy, by Hugh L. Macaulay; Let's Make Canada Great Again, by Peter Pocklington; Canada's Military-Industrial Complex, by Barnett J. Danson; Canada in a Fragile World, by Thomas J. Bata; Weathering the Storm - Manitoba's Economy, by Victor Schroeder; The Future of Canada's Troubled Automotive Indusry, by Patrick J. Lavelle; Beyond Everest, by Sir Edmund Hillary; Canadian Banks - Myth and Reality, by Walter Stewart; The Polish Government in Exile and Poland After Martial Law, by Dr. Kazimierz Sabbat; McDonald's Worldwide - Past, Present, Future, by George Cohon; The Critical Issues with Respect to Energy Policy in Canada Today, by Jean Chretien; Ontario's Place in World Agriculture, by Dennis R. Timbrell, etc. Minor corner wear, tiny wrinkle at top of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
2 Doyle, Arthur Conan. THROUGH THE MAGIC DOOR.
London John Murray 1912 Second Impression. Hard Cover Good 
274 pp, + publisher's advertising, 7 3/4" H. Red cloth with gilt lettering on spine. 16 b&w plates (collated). The creator of Sherlock Holmes discusses his favourite authors and books. "Come through the magic door with me, and sit here on the green settee, where you can see the old oak case with its untidy lines of volumes. Smoking is not forbidden. Would you care to hear me talk of them? Well, I ask nothing better, for there is no volume there which is not a dear personal friend, and what can a man talk of more pleasantly than that? The other books are over yonder, but these are my own favourites - the ones I care to re-read and to have near my elbow. There is not a tattered cover which does not bring it mellow memories to me." Previous owner's name in ink on front pastedown, very light browning to endpapers, moderate browning to title page, book is slightly cocked, light fading to spine and rear hinge, one small corner bump and one slight edge bump, light wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine - includes tiny tear, light edge wear. Book is protected in a stiff mylar sleeve. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
THE TOWN OF YORK 1793-1815:  A COLLECTION OF DOCUMENTS OF EARLY TORONTO., Firth, Edith G., edited and with introduction by.
3 Firth, Edith G., edited and with introduction by. THE TOWN OF YORK 1793-1815: A COLLECTION OF DOCUMENTS OF EARLY TORONTO.
Toronto Champlain Society for Government of Canada/University of Toronto Press 1962 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
368 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Red cloth with gold lettering/banding on spine. "(T)ells the history of the town of York (Toronto) from the arrival of John Graves Simcoe in 1793 through the War of 1812 until news of the peace reached its citizens in the spring of 1815. The selection of contemporary documents attempts to show why York was chosen for a settlement in the first place, the kind of community that developed, and the effect of the War on that community. Apart from the normal problems connected with the establishment of any settlement, the officials of the town of York were faced with the necessity of creating a worthy capital city for Upper Canada at a time when Kingston, because of its pre-eminence as the military and naval centre of the province and its commercial prosperity, overhadowed all other settlements. The book also illustrates the gradual integration into a corporate body of many diverse elements - senior government officials, discharged soldiers, tradesmen, labourers - so that by 1815 the characteristics of modern Toronto were beginning to be evident in York. This collection of documents and the editor's very full Introduction will provide the student of local history with much primary material and the general reader with an interesting account of the early years of the modern metropolis of Toronto. Minor wear at corners, 50% of text block edges are lightly browned. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has one or two tiny edge chips and tears, light edge creases at top of rear panel, light edge wear/wrinkling, very light rubbing. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE TOWN OF YORK 1793-1815:  A COLLECTION OF DOCUMENTS OF EARLY TORONTO., Firth, Edith G., edited and with introduction by.
4 Firth, Edith G., edited and with introduction by. THE TOWN OF YORK 1793-1815: A COLLECTION OF DOCUMENTS OF EARLY TORONTO.
Toronto Champlain Society for Government of Canada/University of Toronto Press 1966 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
381 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Red cloth with gold lettering/banding on spine. B&w illustrations (1 colour), fold-out map. "The period covered by this book is one of the most important in the history of Toronto. It begins in February, 1815, when news of the end of the War of 1812 reached York, and ends on March 6, 1834, when Toronto became the first incorporated city in Ontario. During this time it had changed from a small, undistinguished village, whose main reason for being was that it was the capital of Upper Canada, to a booming city. Immigration increased the population fourteen-fold, and gave to Toronto the strongly British attitudes it was to maintain for more than a century. Individuals acting alone could no longer accomplish what was needed by the burgeoning community, and the citizens of York combined to provide a more or less efficient system for coping with their problems. Towards the end of the period political animus and the outbreak of cholera complicated its smooth functioning, but nevertheless the prototypes of many of Toronto's present institutions were established at this time." Two faint 1" surface paper scratches/scuffs at top corner of pages xlii & xliii. Dust jacket has very rubbing, very light edge wear at top/bottom of flap-folds. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE SCHOOL OF FEMININITY.  A BOOK FOR AND ABOUT WOMEN AS THEY ARE INTERPRETED THROUGH FEMININE WRITERS OF YESTERDAY AND TODAY., Greene, Margaret Lawrence.
5 Greene, Margaret Lawrence. THE SCHOOL OF FEMININITY. A BOOK FOR AND ABOUT WOMEN AS THEY ARE INTERPRETED THROUGH FEMININE WRITERS OF YESTERDAY AND TODAY.
Toronto Musson 1972 0773700072 / 9780773700079 First Canadian Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good - 
382 pp, 8 3/4" H. 6 b&w illustrations. "As provocative and challenging as when it was first published in 1936, (this book) traces the development of female thought as reflected by the creative imagination of writers from Mary Wollstonecraft and Jane Austen to Pearl Buck and Virginia Woolf. With superb balance of reason and passion, the author probes the minds and hearts of her fellow creatures. She assesses their feeling towards their existence as women and examines their reactions to the role society expects them to fulfil." Contents: Part I. The Nineteenth-Century School of Femininity. We Wrtie as Women; Mary Wollstonecraft: Who Walked an Emotional Tight Rope; Jane Austen: Who Rode a Flirtatious Merry-Go-Round; The Bronte Sisters: Who Wrestled with Romance; George Eliot: Who Sat Like the Recording Angel and Wrote; Olive Schreiner: Who Lay Listening to the Biological Drum Beating. Part II. The Twentieth-Century School of Femininity. Little Girl Pals: Anita Loos - Dorothy Parker - Katharine Brush - Daphne du Maurie; Go-Getters: Edna Ferber - Fannie Hurst - G.B. Stern - Rose Macaulay; Matriarchs: Dorothy Canfield - Margaret Ayer Barnes - Storm Jameson - Phyllis Bentley - Phyllis Bottome - Sheila Kaye-Smith - Ruth Suckow - Evelyn Scott - Kate O'Brien; Helpmeets: Edith Wharton - Helen Grace Carlisle - Mary Borden - May Sinclair - Margaret Goldsmith - I.A.R. Wylie - Kay Boyle; Sophisticated Ladies: Ellen Glasgow - Mazo de la Roche - Margaret Kennedy - E.H. Young - E.M. Delafield - "Elizabeth" - Victoria Sackville-West; Priestesses: Pearl Buck - Radclyffe Hall - Mary Webb; Artistes: Katherine Mansfield - Willa Cather - Clemence Dane - Virginia Woolf. Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear, two small tears arcvhivally taped, light rubbing, scratch mark down front panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE PRESIDENT'S BOOK:  THE STORY OF THE SUN LIFE ASSURANCE COMPANY OF CANADA., Harris, George H.
6 Harris, George H. THE PRESIDENT'S BOOK: THE STORY OF THE SUN LIFE ASSURANCE COMPANY OF CANADA.
Montreal Sun Life Assurance 1928 First Edition Full-Leather Good+ S.H. Maw and A. Sherriff Scott. Inscribed
284, xxvi pp, 10 3/8" H, full dark brown leather with gilt lettering/decoration on spine, gilt border to front and rear boards and gilt decoration bordering fixed endpapers. Dark brown endpapers, top edge gilt. Inscribed on second free endpaper: "With the Compliments of / Arthur B. Wood / Feb/10/30". At the time, Mr. Wood was Head of the Actuarial Department and would later go on to become President himself. 15 tissue-covered b&w plates (portraits and company building) plus 12 b&w decorations. The history of the Sun Life Assurance Company, produced to celebrate Mr. Thomas Bassett Macaulay's fifty years of service with the company. Three page leaves have a small fore-edge tear which are archivally taped and two leaves have a small edge chip. Leather has light to moderate edge wear, faint to light rubbing on boards - light to moderate on spine. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
LITERARY CRITICISM OF EDGAR ALLAN POE.  REGENTS CRITICS SERIES., Hough, Robert L.
7 Hough, Robert L. LITERARY CRITICISM OF EDGAR ALLAN POE. REGENTS CRITICS SERIES.
Univeristy of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, (1966), 2nd printing. 
155 pp, 8vo (8" H), soft cover. A collection of Poe's literary criticisms, collected under the following headings: First Principles; English Poetry and Prose; The American Scene. Interior - previous owners name and small sticker mark on first page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - moderate to heavy rubbing, inked out old price and light sticker residue on front cover, light edge wear, spine uncreased. Good sound reading copy only. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
8 Hunvald, Henry, compiler. Illustrated by Jeff Hill. CHESS QUOTATIONS FROM THE MASTERS.
Peter Pauper Press, Mount Vernon, New York, 1972. 
62 pp, 12mo (7 3/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Black, white, red and yellow illustrations. A collection of quotations and proverbs by chess and literary masters on the subject of the game of kings and those who play it. Previous owner's chop (stamp) on free front endpaper, minor edge wear, very light browning to top of book. Dust jacket is price clipped, has four small areas of surface paper loss on front panel, light soiling. Very Good/Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
MISCELLANEOUS ESSAYS.  VOLUME I and VOLUME II.  2 VOLUME SET., Macaulay, Lord.  (Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1800-1859.)
9 Macaulay, Lord. (Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1800-1859.) MISCELLANEOUS ESSAYS. VOLUME I and VOLUME II. 2 VOLUME SET.
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good 
457 pp, 440pp - 2 volume set, 16mo (6 1/8" H), thin burgundy leather over card covers/spines - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt. Burgundy endpapers, sepiatone frontispieces, decorated title pages. **No dustjackets or slipcases.** A collection of essays & reviews by the British author, historian & politician, Lord Macaulay. Contents: Volume I - Machiavelli; Southey's Colloquies; Mr. Robert Montgomery's Poems; Civil Disabilities of the Jews; Moore's Life of Lord Byron; Boswell's Life of Johnson; The Pilgrim's Progress with a Life of John Bunyan; War of the Succession in Spain; Lord Bacon. Volume II - Gladstone on Church and State; Ranke's History of the Popes; Leigh Hunt - Dramatists of the Restoration; Frederic the Great; Madame D'Arblay; The Life and Writings of Addison. Both volumes have slight fading to spine colour and minor edge wear. Volume I has a small bump to bottom corner of approx. pages 225 to end of book. Volume II has a corner crease on front pastedwon endpaper, small soft crease at fore-edge of pages 1 to 42, small soft crease at top corner of preliminary pages, light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
MUSKOKA AND HALIBURTON 1615-1875.  A COLLECTION OF DOCUMENTS., Murray, Florence B., edited and with introduction by.
10 Murray, Florence B., edited and with introduction by. MUSKOKA AND HALIBURTON 1615-1875. A COLLECTION OF DOCUMENTS.
Toronto Champlain Society for the Government of Ontario 1965 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Fair 
445 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Red cloth, gilt lettering/banding on spine. B&w illustrations, maps - collated. "The volume begins in the seventeenth century with the arrival of the first Europeans known to have seen the Georgian Bay shore, and with the Jesuit fathers who ministered to the Algonkin Indians hunting in the area. It concludes over two hundred years later with the establishment of community life, the coming of the railways, the lumber industry and the beginning of the tourist trade." A collection of source documents. Light toning to edges of text block, minor shelf soiling on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear/creasing, small edge tears and chips, light rubbing/soiling, light fading to spine colour, some darkening to spine and flap-folds, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 60.00 USD
 
 
11 Rexford, E.I., Gammell, I., & McBain, A.R. THE HISTORY OF THE HIGH SCHOOL OF MONTREAL.
Hard Cover Very Good Good- 
310 pp, 8 1/4" H. No publishing information, but lists of prefects, cup winners, etc., run to 1949. Dark blue cloth with yellow lettering on front board. B&w photographs. "The High School of Montreal, founded in 1843, represents an unbroken line of secondary education from 1800 onward. Its history presents well defined stages of development, each stage bearing some characteristic features." Appendices: Dr. Rexford's Historical Sketch; Senior Masters since 1843; Junior Teachers since 1870; Head Boys since 1843; Winners of the Rector's Trophy; Head Prefects; Governor-General's Silver Medalists; Winners of the Gammell Cup. Very light browning to edges of text block, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor rubbing. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear/creasing, small edge tears and chips, small hole on rear panel; toning to edges, spine and flap-folds; tiny scuffs - mainly on spine; light rubbing; now protected in a mylar sleeve 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
FROM NAPOLEON TO THE SECOND INTERNATIONAL: ESSAYS ON NINETEENTH-CENTURY EUROPE., Taylor, A.J.P.  Edited with an introduction by Chris Wrigley.
12 Taylor, A.J.P. Edited with an introduction by Chris Wrigley. FROM NAPOLEON TO THE SECOND INTERNATIONAL: ESSAYS ON NINETEENTH-CENTURY EUROPE.
Hamish Hamilton, London, 1993, first edition. 
426 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0241134447 "A.J.P. Taylor (1906-90) was one of Britain's most popular and authoritative historians. He wrote definitive works of British and diplomatic history which also became bestse llers, and was much admired for the many television lectures he gave - which he delivered without notes or visual aids and which ended precisely on time. His essays have always been recognized as amongst his best work and therefore some of t h e f i n e st historical writing of the last forty years. They provide short and incisive assessments of major historical figures and issues. Combining essays from earlier collections with pieces previously unpublished in volume form, this book br in g s to ge th er the best of Taylor's essays on nineteenth-century British and continental European history, including pieces on Napoleon, Metternich, 1848, Bismarck, Disraeli, Parnell and the Second International." Wrinkling at bottom of spin e. Du st j ack et has minor edge wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, 1" taped tear at bottom of front hinge, very light rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 


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