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1 CANADA'S AVIATION HALL OF FAME.
Wetaskiwin, Alberta Canada's Aviation Hall of Fame 1974 First Edition Card covers in cerlox binding. Very Good+ Irma Coucill. 
94 pp, oblong (8 1/2" H x 11" D). B&w portraits. Single page biographical sketches of Canadian aviation pioneers and heroes. Interior - clean with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor corner wear to covers. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
2 Aiken, Conrad. SELECTED POEMS.
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1929 First, limited edition. Hard Cover Fair Signed by Author
361 pp, 8 1/2" H. Green cloth spine with gilt lettering/decorative banding, patterned paper-covered boards. *Lacking the publisher's slipcase.* No. 3 of 210 copies, numbered and signed by Conrad Aiken on the limitation page. Aiken was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for 'Selected Poems' in 1930. Inscribed on the front free endpaper: "For Adrianne / on the way to / Hollywood / from / Philip Merivale / March : 1932". Philip Merivale was born in India, began his acting and screenwriting career in England, later moving to Los Angeles. This book is from the library of the actor Raymond Massey and we presume the 'Adrianne' of the dedication was Massey's first wife, Adrianne Allen (m.1929-1939). Ms. Allen is perhaps best known for her role in Noel Coward's 'Private Lives'. Following her divorce from Massey, Ms. Allen married American lawyer, William Dwight Whitney (and Massey married Whitney's ex-wife). In 1957 she joined her daughter, Anna Massey and Philip Merivale's son, John Merivale, in the Broadway production "The Reluctant Debutante", playing Sheila Broadbent, mother of the character played by Anna. Many pages have not been opened and others have rough edges from opening, several edge tears (archivally taped) or pieces missing from margins/corners between pages 329 & 336 - no text missing, age darkening to edges of text block - especially top of text block, moderate to heavy edge wear to boards - more at corners, browning to spine, light browning and some thin brown stains on boards, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, line dent across bottom of text block, small bump at top edge of rear board. 
Price: 175.00 USD
 
 
TORONTO, NO MEAN CITY., Arthur, Eric.  Revised by Stephen A. Otto.
3 Arthur, Eric. Revised by Stephen A. Otto. TORONTO, NO MEAN CITY.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1986 0802056687 / 9780802056689 Third Edition (Revised) Hard Cover Very Good+ Near Fine 
315 pp, 10" H. B&w photographs, maps, floor plans, reproductions. "First published in 1963, (this book) sparked the preservation movement of the 1960s and 1970s and became its bible. Now a new edition, prepared by Stephen Otto, updates Arthur's classic to include information and illustrations uncovered since the appearance of the first edition. Among these are some of the earliest photographs ever taken of Toronto, recently unearthed in a British library, and the architect's drawings for King's College, commissioned in 1829." Contents: Preface to the Third Edition; Foreword; Acknowledgements; Introduction; The Village and the Ancient Trails; 'As it was in the beginning'; A Late-Flowering Georgian; Prosperity and Eclecticism; Romanesque and Cast Iron; Epilogue; Notes; Appendixes: The Architectural Profession in the Nineteenth Century / Builders and Contractors / The Origins of Street Names in Toronto; Bibliography; Index; Picture Credits. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling with one tiny tear. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
BURNLEY: A TOWN AMIDST THE PENNINES., Ashworth, Frank.  Illustrations by Janet Smith.
4 Ashworth, Frank. Illustrations by Janet Smith. BURNLEY: A TOWN AMIDST THE PENNINES.
Mid-Pennine Arts Association, n.p., n.d. 
104 pp, oblong (5 3/4" H x 8 1/8" D) soft cover. ISBN 0950987808 B&w photographs. Contents: Foreword; Introduction; A Town Amidst the Pennines; Burnley's History; Buildings of Historical and Architectural Interest; Local Lore and Legend; Children 's Street and Playground Games; Burnley's Football Club: One Hundred years of Sporting History; A Burnley 'XI'; Burnley Milestones; Local Organisations relating to Heritage of Burnley; Bibliography and Sources Used. Interior - tiny bump at bottom c orner of text block, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear - mainly on spine, small crease at bottom corner of covers. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
5 Brockhouse, Robert. THE ROYAL ALEXANDRA THEATRE: A CELEBRATION OF 100 YEARS.
Toronto McArthur 2007 155278648X / 9781552786482 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ Edward Burtynsky, photographer. 
346 pp, 11 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated in colour, b&w and sepiatone with photographs/reproductions. "It was one of those grand civic gestures so loved by the aristocracy of the Gilded Age: a gift to Toronto meant to call the world's attention to its blossoming as a great city. The giver was Cawthra Mulock, 'the boy millionaire', one of the wealthiest men in Canada. The gift was the Royal Alexandra, a magnificent new theatre built - with no regard to cost - to equal the most splendid houses of London, Paris and New York. It was to be the lodestar of North American theatres, attracting the finest performers and the very best in dramatic art to a city that still smarted under the nickname 'Hogtown'. If Cawthra Mulock had known what obstacles lay in the way, he might never have broken ground. He could not have foreseen the cut-throat rivals who would seek to bankrupt him; nor the two World Wars; nor the coming of the movies, radio and television; nor the Great Depression that would close every other theatre in the country. This book tells the story of a Canadian national landmark and beloved Toronto institution, and of the remarkable, dogged and devoted champions - from Mulock to Mirvish - who have kept it alive, thriving and triumphant over 100 years." Small crease at top edge of pages 193 to 204., light waviness to edges og text block, very light wrinking at bottom of spine. Dust jacket very minor edge wrinkling, very minor rubbing, very soft wrinkle on rear panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
6 Creighton, Donald. THE FORKED ROAD: CANADA, 1939-1957.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1976 077102360X / 9780771023606 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- 
319 pp, 9 1/4" H. One of 'The Canadian Centenary Series'. B&w plates. "Canada's declaration of war against Germany in 1939 marked the beginning of the most significant eighteen-year period in the history of this nation. By the end of the Liberal regime in 1957 the country had undergone immense growth in human and material resources. The experience of the Second World War had been followed by participation in the Korean War and ten years of the Cold War. The Great Depression had given way to a boom which had continued through the exchange crisis, serious inflation and minor recessions. In addition, new life had been generated in the arts. The new road which Canada chose to follow led directly to a new world of planning and management, of economic controls and social equalization." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has wrinkling at top/bottom of spine - light elsewhere, rubbing and scratch to glossy front panel, a few tiny tears archivally taped, tiny scuff and tiny dent on rear panel, minor soiling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
7 Dickson, Lovat. THE MUSEUM MAKERS: THE STORY OF THE ROYAL ONTARIO MUSEUM.
Toronto Royal Ontario Museum 1986 0888543263 / 9780888543264 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Near Fine 
214 pp, 9 3/4" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "Mummies, dinosaurs, Persian textiles, exotic fishes, European bronzes, fossils, early Canadian furniture, artifacts of the Native peoples of Canada, rare Chinese ceramics, and a Ming tomb with its guardian figures - all these and much more are to be found in the galleries of the Royal Ontario Museum. (This book) gives a vivid account of the origins and growth of this impressive institution, which each year touches the lives of hundreds of thousands, from researchers to school classes thronging the galleries, to senior citizens involved in special programs. (The author) uses a biographical framework for the story of this exciting institution. First on the scene are the founders, such memorable figures as Sir Edmund Walker and Charles Trick Currelly. Then come the early directors, curators, and technicians, whose research and discoveries in every branch of the natural sciences and art and archaeology contributed to the Royal Ontario Museum's growing international reputation. In the aftermath of World War II a new generation of museum men and women took up the challenge of keeping the Royal Ontario Musuem one of the last combined science and art and archaeology musuems of first rank in the world. The unfolding story, with accomplishements, stresses, and strains interwoven, is captivating." One tiny corner bump, tiny bump at top/bottom of spine, tiny dent on front board. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
A PERSONAL HISTORY OF THE TORONTO SYMPHONY.  THE FIRST FIFTY, Edinborough, Arnold.
8 Edinborough, Arnold. A PERSONAL HISTORY OF THE TORONTO SYMPHONY. THE FIRST FIFTY
Rothmans of Pall Mall Canada 1971 Stapled in Wraps Very Good+ 
Unpaginated (approx. 68 pp), 10 7/8" H. B&w photographs, portraits. A short history of the first fifty years of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, its conductors, performers, fund-raising efforts, etc. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor wear at top of spine, minor rub mark on rear cover. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
9 Elliott, Maud Howe. LORD BYRON'S HELMET.
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1927 First Edition Hard Cover Good 
110 pp, 7 11/16" H. Green paper covered boards with black lettering on spine, blind stamped illustration on front board, Four b&w illustrations, including frontispiece. The story of how Lord Byron's helmet came into being, how it became the property of the author's family and how it was returned to Greece. The book is inscribed by Isadore Gould: "This book belongs to / Dorothy Branch Jackson / Given to her by / Isadore (?) Gould / and written by her friend / Maud Howe Elliott / Newport / 1927". Maud Howe Elliott (daughter of Julia Ward Howe) mentions in her diary ordering a portrait of Isadore Gould by Marion Carry in 1933. Dorothy Branch Jackson (1881-1933) wasa member of the Democratic National Committee from 1919. There is a bequest bookplate on the front pastedown, identifying the book as coming from the personal library of Raymond and Dorothy Massey. Raymond Massey was perhaps best known for his Lincoln portrayal. Tiny chip and soft crease on fore-edge of page 1, top edge of spine is worn off, light wear at top part of front hinge, light to moderate browning to edges of boards and on the spine, light stain on spine, light browning to endpapers and edges of text block. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
10 English, John. THE LIFE OF LEST PEARSON. VOLUME ONE: SHADOW OF HEAVEN, 1897-1948. VOLUME TWO: THE WORLDLY YEARS, 1949-1972. (VOLUMES I & II).
Toronto Lester & Orpen Dennys 1989 0886191653 / 9780886191658 First Editions Hard Cover Very Good+ 
414 pp, 473 pp, 9 1/4" H - 2 volume set. 'Shadow of Heaven' - ISBN 0886191653 - published 1989. 'The Worldly Years' - ISBN 0394227298 - published 1992. "Lester Pearson - Canada's 14th prime minister, and foremost diplomat - was a man of deep and passionate convictions. His vision of Canada as a force for international peace, mediation, and good will helped redefine our view of ourselves. But how did this seemingly mild and easy-going man develop such a powerful and unswerving vision - and how did he win the political clout to put his beliefs into practice?" 'Shadow of Heaven' has minor edge wear. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, very light rubbing. 'The Worldly Years' has very light wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has light winkling at top of spine, minor rubbing. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
ERTL TOY TRACTORS., Ertel, Patrick and Phillips, Catherine Lee.
11 Ertel, Patrick and Phillips, Catherine Lee. ERTL TOY TRACTORS.
St. Paul, MN MBI, 2004 0760320195 / 9780760320198 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 
127 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), Profusely illustrated with color photographs. "Ertl is one of the most celebrated names in diecast toy tractors. The company had its humble beginnings in Fred Ertl's basement shortly after World War II. Over the years it has grown and produced countless toys, much to the joy of children throughout the world. (This book) relays the history of these diecast tractors and implements and tells how the Dyersville, Iowa - based company grew leaps and bounds, while continuing their renowned commitment to quality and detail that goes into today's precision-made scale models. Two hundred spectacular color photographs bring the story of Ertl to life and showcase the spectacular diecast tractors and implements, as well as many examples of the injection molded farmers and livestock that Ertl has packaged with its toys. Whether you are a collector or played with these toys (maybe you still do!), ' Ertl Toy Tractors' will remind you of many memories as you plowed the living room carpet as a child." 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
ERTL TOY TRACTORS., Ertel, Patrick and Phillips, Catherine Lee.
12 Ertel, Patrick and Phillips, Catherine Lee. ERTL TOY TRACTORS.
St. Paul, MN MBI, 2004 0760320195 / 9780760320198 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
127 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), Profusely illustrated with color photographs. "Ertl is one of the most celebrated names in diecast toy tractors. The company had its humble beginnings in Fred Ertl's basement shortly after World War II. Over the years it has grown and produced countless toys, much to the joy of children throughout the world. (This book) relays the history of these diecast tractors and implements and tells how the Dyersville, Iowa - based company grew leaps and bounds, while continuing their renowned commitment to quality and detail that goes into today's precision-made scale models. Two hundred spectacular color photographs bring the story of Ertl to life and showcase the spectacular diecast tractors and implements, as well as many examples of the injection molded farmers and livestock that Ertl has packaged with its toys. Whether you are a collector or played with these toys (maybe you still do!), ' Ertl Toy Tractors' will remind you of many memories as you plowed the living room carpet as a child." Tiny bump a top of rear hinge, tiny stain on rear board. Dust jacket has small shallow dent on front hinge. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
MORE TORONTO SKETCHES:  "THE WAY WE WERE"., Filey, Mike.
13 Filey, Mike. MORE TORONTO SKETCHES: "THE WAY WE WERE".
Dundurn Press, Toronto, 1993. 
191 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 1550022016 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions. "(A) second collection of popular Mike Filey stories, written between 1975 and 1993, covering all aspects of Toronto's history. From transportation to hobbies and architecture to people, these stories give a fascinating glimpse of what Toronto was like in the past." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor rubbing. Near Fine 
Price: 13.95 USD
 
 
THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO:  A HISTORY., Friedland, Martin L.
14 Friedland, Martin L. THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO: A HISTORY.
University of Toronto Press, Toronto, (2002), Ist edition. 
764 pp, small 4to (10 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos, reproductions. "In this history of the University from its origin as King's College in 1827 to the present, Martin Friedland brings personalities, events, and changing visions and ideas into a remarkable synthesis. His scholarly yet highly readable account presents colourful presidents, professors, and students, notable intellectual figures from Daniel Wilson to Northrop Frye and Marshall McLuhan, and dramatic turning points such as the admission of women in the 1880s, the University College fire of 1890, the discovery of insulin, involvement in the two world wars, the student protests of the 1960s, and the successful renewal of the 1980s and 1990s." Very light soiling to bottom of textblock. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - soft crease at top of front panel, minor edge wear, minor soiling. NF/VG 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
CANADA 1957-1967:  THE YEARS OF UNCERTAINTY AND INNOVATION.  THE CANADIAN CENTENARY SERIES NO. 19., Granatstein, J.L.
15 Granatstein, J.L. CANADA 1957-1967: THE YEARS OF UNCERTAINTY AND INNOVATION. THE CANADIAN CENTENARY SERIES NO. 19.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1986 0771035152 / 9780771035159 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Signed by Author
375 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, political cartoons. Signed by author on title page. "In the tenth decade of Canada's confederation, the expansive and unifying post-war boom gave way to rapid change and conflicting choices. These were the years of John Diefenbaker and Lester Pearson, years when Canada's culture, economy, and politics took new directions and the foundations of today's political and social realities were laid. Beginning with a survey of the country in 1957, poised to grasp Diefenbaker's grand 'Vision', the author vividly describes how the Progressive Conservative promise won the nation - and later could not be fulfilled. In these critical years Canada joined NORAD and scrapped the Avro Arrow jet fighter; the Diefenbaker Cabinet tore itself apart over the nuclear arms question. At the same time, the economic crisis of the early sixties gave the Liberals a much-needed political weapon as the government faced soaring budget deficits, a declining dollar, and a severe recession. Politics mirrored public feelings in the mid-1960s as governments federal and provincial addressed new kinds of problems. Unification of the armed forces, medicare, and bilingualism in the public services, especially in the context of the growing political and cultural ferment in Quebec, proved divisive as well as innovative." Minor wrinkle at bottom of spine. Dust jackat has very small tear and creases at top of spine - archivally taped, some very light edge wear/wrinkling with one tiny tear archivally taped. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
MAGIC MOMENTS: FIRST 20 YEARS OF MOVING PICTURES IN TORONTO (1894-1914)., Gutteridge, Robert W.  Inscribed.  Foreword by Gerald Pratley.
16 Gutteridge, Robert W. Inscribed. Foreword by Gerald Pratley. MAGIC MOMENTS: FIRST 20 YEARS OF MOVING PICTURES IN TORONTO (1894-1914).
Whitby, Ontario Gutteridge-Pratley 2000 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ Signed by Author
258 pp, 10 7/8" H. Over 200 (b&w) illustrations. Errata slip tipped in at dedication page. **INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE: "BEST REGARDS ROBERT W. GUTTERIDGE APRIL 5, 2011". Contents: Foreword; To the Reader; Acknowledgement; Pre-Cinema; The Kinetoscope; The Vitascope; The Eidoloscope; The Lumiere Cinematographe; The Kinematograph(e); The Cinematographe Returns; The Animatograph; The Motograph; The Jubilee; Fire! Fire!; The Bioscope; The Biograph / The Mutoscope; Early Film Genres: Fight Films / War Films / Trick Films / Religious Films; Toward the Nickelodeon; Age of the Nickelodeon; Photo-Playhouse Boom!; Sound: The Lecturer / Music and Effects / Synchronization; Colour; Specials: Hale's Tours / Lyman H. Howe's Travel Festival / Kinemacolor / Adventure / Moving Picture Convention / War Films; Production and Distribution: Living Canada / S. Max Walkinshaw / George Scott / Conness-Till Film Co. / Canadian Themes from Outside / Distribution; Appendices; Film Index; General Index. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor waviness to top/bottom of text block, a few very minor edge wrinkles, very minor soiling on bottom of text block. 
Price: 125.00 USD
 
 
PARTIAL RECALL., Harris, Erdman.
17 Harris, Erdman. PARTIAL RECALL.
Privately Published 1980 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good Inscribed By Author
181 pp, 9" H. Colour frontispiece, b&w photographs. Inscribed on front fee endpaper: "With many fond memories of luncheons at the Century and the treat of reading your books / Erdman". Personal reminiscences of Erdman Harris (of the Massey-Harris Harrises and the Shenstones on his mother's side), born in Toronto in 1898. Recounts his early days on Walmer Road in Toronto, his trip to the Delhi Durbar, boarding school life, time at Princeton University where he worked with F. Scott Fitzgerald on the Triangle Club show of 1916 (Safety First), further studies in Edinburgh, teaching in Cairo, marriage and family life, etc. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, a few minor soiling marks and very faint liquid marks on rear cover. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
ELEVENTH WORLD PLOUGHING CONTEST, OCTOBER 10/11 1963.  CONN SMYTH FARMS, CALEDON, ONTARIO, CANADA.  OFFICIAL HANDBOOK 1963., Jose, Donald W. And Hall, Alfred, editors.  (Alfred Hall, O.R. Evans, Walter Feuerlein, W.O. Twaits, A.D. Faunce, Rudolf Wicha, Donald W. Jose, A.G. Spear.)
18 Jose, Donald W. And Hall, Alfred, editors. (Alfred Hall, O.R. Evans, Walter Feuerlein, W.O. Twaits, A.D. Faunce, Rudolf Wicha, Donald W. Jose, A.G. Spear.) ELEVENTH WORLD PLOUGHING CONTEST, OCTOBER 10/11 1963. CONN SMYTH FARMS, CALEDON, ONTARIO, CANADA. OFFICIAL HANDBOOK 1963.
Toronto World Ploughing Organization, Public Relations Committee 1963 1963 Soft Cover Very Good+ 
128 pp, 8 3/8" H. B&w photographs, drawings, map, advertisements. Contents: The 1963 Peace Cairn; The World Ploughing Organization; Message from the Hon. Lester B. Pearson; Message from the Hon. Wm. A. Stewart; Official Appointments, World Ploughing Organization; Executive Officers, ditto; Canadian World Contest Board; Ploughing - As Old as History; Match Plowing in Canada; The Esso Golden Plough; The Massey-Ferguson Rose Bowl; Straw and the Plough; Competitors and Team Managers; A New Decade in World Ploughing Begins; Rules for Ploughing in the World Ploughing Contest; Field Map; Daily Programme, World Contest Details; Time Table of all Main Daily Events; World Contest Score Card; Past World Ploughing Contests and World Champions; The Plough: A Weapon Against Hunger in theWorld; 1964: A warm welcome and much to see in Austria; The Canadian Plowing Championship; An Introduction to Canadian Agriculture; The Cairn of Peace; Ploughing in Southern Rhodesia. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light wear on spine edges. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
A HISTORY OF CANADIAN ARCHITECTURE.  VOLUME 1 & VOLUME 2.  2 VOLUME SET., Kalman, Harold.
19 Kalman, Harold. A HISTORY OF CANADIAN ARCHITECTURE. VOLUME 1 & VOLUME 2. 2 VOLUME SET.
Toronto Oxford University Press 1994 0195406966 / 9780195406962 First Editions Hard Cover Near Fine 
Volume 1 - 478 pp. Volume 2 - pagination runs 479-933 pp. 2 volume set - 10" H. B&w photographs, reproductions, architectual drawings/floor plans. Volume 1 Contents: The First Buildings; New France; British and American Settlement on the Atlantic Coast; Classicism in Upper and Lower Canada; Building for Communications, Defence, and Commerce; The Return to the Past: The Victorian Revivals; Early Building on the Prairies; The Settlement of the West Coast; Notes; Bibliographies on the History of Canadian Architecture; Glossary; Index of Canadian Buildings; General Index. Volume 2 Contents: The Railway and the Opening of the West; Building the Young Dominion; Domestic Archi-tecture; Town Planning; The True North; Architecture Between the Wars; Modern Architecture and Beyond; Notes; Bibliographies on the History of Canadian Architecture; Glossary; Index of Canadian Buildings; General Index. May require extra postage is shipping outside Canada/U.S.A. Minor edge wear to boards. 
Price: 60.00 USD
 
 
20 Kilbourn, William. INTIMATE GRANDEUR: ONE HUNDRED YEARS AT MASSEY HALL.
Toronto Stoddart 1993 0773727426 / 9780773727427 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
161 pp, small 4to (10 1/4" H). B&w photographs, reproductions, colour plates. "(S)pins marvellous tales of boxing matches, typing contests, peace rallies, military musters, beauty pageants, Shakespeare in Yiddish, labour and political conventions, religious conventicles, temperance meetings, and rock and roll extravaganzas. For the past 100 years Massey Hall has witnessed a dazzling human cavalcade: Winston Churchill, Betrand Russell, Anna Pavlova, Jack Dempsey, Glenn Gould, Dr. Spock, George Gershwin, Sir Wilfrid Laurier, Isadora Duncan, Stompin' Tom Connors, Rudyard Kipling, Sergei Rachmaninov, Thomas Mann, Charlie Parker, Tom Longboat, Igor Stravinsky, Eleanor Roosevelt, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Will Rogers, the Dalai Lama, and the Barenaked Ladies. All have trodden the boards of the Old Lady of Shuter Street, which has served as a kind of magic lantern displaying the tastes and passions of Canadians in the 20th century. Chronicles the personalities behind the building of the Hall and the formation of the world-renowned Mendelssohn Choir and Toronto Symphony. We meet Hart Almerrin Massey, the family patriarch who bankrolled the Hall and dedicated it to the memory of Charles Albert, one of his sons. And we encounter the genius of Dr. Augustus Vogt, the founder of the Mendelssohn, and witness the mastery and merriment of the Toronto Symphony's Sir Ernest MacMillan, a man Roberston Davies has said 'set new standards of taste, purged the repertoire, and demanded a new quality of attention'. In the end, though, it is Massey Hall that emerges as the chief character in Kilbourn's lyrical evocation of time and place." Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top of spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
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