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1 Bain, Richard. Foreword by Anne Marie DeCicco-Best. Text by Hank Daniszewski. FANSHAWE COLLEGE.
London, Ontario Binea Press 2007 0978301234 / 9780978301231 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Richard Bain, photographer. 
120 pp, 12 1/8" H. "These spectacular photographs by Richard Bain serve to celebrate Fanshawe College by depicting current scenes of our campuses, its students and staff. Having been compiled during our 40th year, the photographs suggest the incredible diversity of education that occurs at Fanshawe as well as the emerging beauty of its campuses in all seasons. The work and accomplish- ment of students learning a practical skill is frequently depicted and is truly exciting to experience. In addition, this commemorative book provides a short public history of the first 30 years of Fanshawe's development ably written by Hank Daniszewski. Hank was able to speak with people, both staff and students, who were at the College at its inception in 1967." Very minor bump to bottom edge of front board. Dust jacket has minor crease at bottom edge of front panel, minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
OLD McGILL 1932.  VOLUME 35., Macmillan, Cyrus, Dr.; Leacock, Stephen, Dr.; Vaughan, Mrs.; Edmison, J.A.; Ford, Max.
2 Macmillan, Cyrus, Dr.; Leacock, Stephen, Dr.; Vaughan, Mrs.; Edmison, J.A.; Ford, Max. OLD McGILL 1932. VOLUME 35.
Montreal Undergraduates, McGill University 1932 Hard Cover Very Good - 
360 pp, 11" H, beige cloth with dark brown decoration on front board/spine, dark brown lettering on front board. Sepiatone photographs, including tipped-in, tissue-covered frontispiece. 'Graduate Monkey' themed book plate on front pastedown (name not filled in) and tailpiece. Colour print section dividers. Contents: In Memoriam; Old Principals; Old McGill, by Hon. Dr. Cyrus Macmillan; Degrees, Honoris Causa, 1931; Faculty of Arts and Science; School of Commerce; Why Graduate? by Dr. Stephen Leacock; Faculty of Dentistry; Faculty of Engineering; Department of Architecture; Faculty of Law; Undergraduate Publications; Faculty of Medicine; Faculty of Music; Faculty of Theology; Royal Victoria College; Some Random Reflections on Women and Their Education, by Mrs. Vaughan; McGill School of Physical Education; "Confession of a Door," by J.A. Edmison; Macdonald College; Other Departments; The "Campus in Camera," by Max Ford; "Exhibits in McGill's Circus," by J.A. Edmison; Graduates' Society; General Executives; Major Executive Awards; Music and Lyrics - Red and White Revue; Sectional Clubs; Athletics; Fraternities; Advertisement. Bookplate on front pastedown - no name, light browning on spine, small scuff/tear in cloth on spine, very light browning to edges of boards, minor wear at corners, minor soiling on edges of text block. 
Price: 40.00 USD
Regina University of Regina 1974 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good 
155 pp + 8 additional pages of photographs, 9 3/8" H. Cream-coloured cloth with black lettering on spine, black lettering and colour illustration on front board. "This brief history is an attempt to recall the hopes and expectations apparent in the decisions, the planning and labor of the first ten years of the University of Saskatchwan, Regina Campus." Light waviness impressions on rear endpapers and last three page leaves; and light impressions from front board pastedown/cloth construction on preliminary pages - all from manufacturing process, very small soiling mark at bottom of spine, slight smudging of ink in authors name on spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
Toronto Ryerson Press 1967 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Inscribed
194 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w photographs. Inscribed on front free endpaper: "To Dr. Friedberg. / With my thanks for your / frank, capable, / professional service / JG Hagey." (J.G. Hagey was the first President of Waterloo University.) "This is the story of the founding and development of the University of Waterloo from the first exploratory meetings when the concept of the university took root. It tells of the original campus, which was planned on 237 acres, and the long struggle for identity which ensued. Early faculty leaders - the 'fearsome five' as they were known to their cohorts - worked at establishing a set of goals and standards for the infant institution. The author describes the development of the faculties of engineering, science and arts, as well as the school of graduate studies that followed. At last, the first graduating class emerged, setting a precedent for the thousands of students who were soon to follow." Slight toning to edges of text block, minor edge wear, one or two tiny faint foxing marks on top of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear - tiny chips at top/bottom of hinges and flap-folds, light soiling - mainly at edges, small tear at top of front flap-fold - archivally taped, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 15.00 USD
5 Smith, Peter L. With F.G.C. Wood & S.G. Pettit. A MULTITUDE OF THE WISE: UVIC REMEMBERED.
Victoria, British Columbia Alumni Association of the University of Victoria 1993 1550580523 / 9781550580525 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
208 pp, 11 1/4" H. Colour and b&w photographs, cartoons, etc. "(T)ells the story of UVic's evolution from the tiny original Victoria College of 1903 to the modern University of Victoria (British Columbia). (An) informal and affectionate review of an unusually colourful institution, presented by a native Victorian who is an alumnus of Victoria College and a longtime faculty member at UVic. (The) narrative is enlivened with anecdotal reminiscences, and is richly illustrated with archival photographs. A primary aim has been to reveal how UVic's personality continues to be influenced by its long tradition, although greatly altered by the dramatic changes that it has undergone. The University's history is treated in detail only until 1975, a watershed year in its growth. In reflective essays, the author summarizes more recent developments." Minor wrinkle at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
SIEGFRIED SASSOON.  TWAYNE'S ENGLISH AUTHORS SERIES., Sternlicht, Sanford.  (Siegfried Sassoon.)
6 Sternlicht, Sanford. (Siegfried Sassoon.) SIEGFRIED SASSOON. TWAYNE'S ENGLISH AUTHORS SERIES.
Twayne, New York, 1993. 
136 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0805770216 "Born into a privileged family in Kent in 1886, Sassoon spent a largely unremarkable childhood. Upon completing his last year at the distinguished secondary school Marlborough Col lege, a schoolmaster wrote of him: 'shows no particular intelligence or aptitude for any branch of his work; seems unlikely to adopt any special career'. After two years at Cambridge and a few more pursuing gentlemanly pastimes, Sassoon d e c i d e d t o concentrate on his poetry, which remained mediocre. This was to change with his entry into the army, just a few days before Britain entered the (First World War), and the inspiration the horrors of trench warfare provided him. Hi s wa r po em s w er e t o have an immediacy and vibrancy unmatched by any he had written before. In this study, Sanford Sternlicht examines not only this poetry but Sassoon's other literary endeavours, including the widely acclaimed 'The Complete M em oir s of Geo rg e She rs to n', to create the most comprehensive study of him to date. The first book to profit from the publication of the Sassoon diaries in the 1980s, (it) is an authroitative and well-balanced introduction to the life and wor k o f a fa sci nati ng wr iter . It also provides strong evidence against the popular view that Sassoon was a purely Georgian poet, placing his combat poetry squarely in the modernist tradition. Sassoon' copious post-World War I satirical and relig ious poe try is fully ex pli cated a nd evaluated." Fine/Fine 
Price: 17.50 USD
THE RYERSON INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY. CALENDAR FOR 1949-1950., The Ryerson Institute of Technology.
7 The Ryerson Institute of Technology. THE RYERSON INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY. CALENDAR FOR 1949-1950.
Toronto Department of Education, Ontario 1949 Soft Cover Very Good - 
104 pp, 10 5/8" H. B&w photographs, 2 maps. Calendar for the technical institute (founded in 1948 and now Ryerson University), including descriptions of the departments: School of Architectural Draughting; School of Business; School of Costume Design; School of Electronics; School of Food Technology; School of Furniture Design; School of Jewellery and Horology; School of Mechanical and Industrial Technology; School of Photography - each school section is preceded by a dividing page with red lettering/illustration. "Application for Admission" still bound in at rear (not filled in). Interior - tiny foxing mark on title page, dmall bump causing soft creases at bottom edge of all pages, some scattered soft wrinkles on some pages - mainly at fore-edge, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear - mostly on spine, light rubbing on rear cover, light toning to edges of text block. 
Price: 30.00 USD
Chesley, Ontario Verna Mae Weeks 1993 0969130155 / 9780969130154 First Edition Soft Cover Fine 
229 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w photographs, reproductions. A local history of Lorne Park, Ontario, now part of the city of Mississauga. "Today, Lorne Park can scarcely be found. Old roads have been changed; and it takes, sometimes, a magnifying glass to locate a lane once well-known. The old Public School is gone, burned and demolished years ago, but has been replaced with a modern red brick building much better suited to the needs of today's children. To the south, on the Lorne Park Road, near where school classes were once held in the first Community Hall, there stands a giant - the Lorne Park Secondary School. Even if they never once heard the name of Lorne Park, Ontario, everyone who knows football in Mississauga today surely knows of the Lorne Park Spartans. This team is well-named, for the early settlers on these Lorne Park fields led, indeed, a Spartan-like existence. They were courageous, hard-working, and rigorous; and yet they too had their merry times. They played their pianos, violins, and accordions fit to lift the roof, and they stamped to the music in their own Community Hall, where today can be found the parking lot and athletic fields of this Secondary School." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 35.00 USD

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