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21 Batten, Jack. THE CLASS OF '75.
Toronto Macmillan Canada 1992 0771591780 / 9780771591785 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
270 pp, 9 1/4" H. "September 1972. University of Toronto Law School. 150 students They came from across Canada - rich kids, middle class kids, and students who worked at night and on weekends to pay their fees. For some, law school was a stepping stone in a carefully thought-out career plan; others were there because they thought they'd give law school a whirl. Twenty percent of the group were women, a peak ratio at the time. They studied together for three years, working hard, being challenged by their teachers, by new ideas, and by each other. Each found a way through the maze of courses, cases, debates and exams. Then they fanned out across the country to careers as diverse as their beginnings. 1991. Judges, corporate lawyers, sole practitioners, tax specialists, labour lawyers, criminal lawyers, parliamentarians - . Jack Batten has found twenty-seven members of the class that graduated in 1975 and interviewed them at length to find out what they've been up to since." Book is clean. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE SPIRIT OF THE REGIMENT:  AN ACCOUNT OF THE 48TH HIGHLANDERS FROM 1956 TO 1991., Batten, Jack.
22 Batten, Jack. THE SPIRIT OF THE REGIMENT: AN ACCOUNT OF THE 48TH HIGHLANDERS FROM 1956 TO 1991.
Privately Printed 1991 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine No Jacket - (as issued) 
172 pp, small 4to (10 1/4" H). Dark green cloth with silver lettering/insignia on front board. B&w photographs. "Kim Beattie's book 'Dileas' takes the history of the 48th to the year 1956. This present book, a more informal work than Beattie's monumental record, picks up the story in 1956 and carries it forward to 1991. However, for the benefit of readers not familiar with the 48th's founding and its early years, the first two chapters recount the pre-1956 history of the regiment in abbreviated form." Minor wear at bottom of spine. 
Price: 37.50 USD
 
 
THE SPIRIT OF THE REGIMENT:  AN ACCOUNT OF THE 48TH HIGHLANDERS FROM 1956 TO 1991., Batten, Jack.
23 Batten, Jack. THE SPIRIT OF THE REGIMENT: AN ACCOUNT OF THE 48TH HIGHLANDERS FROM 1956 TO 1991.
Privately Printed 1991 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine No Jacket - (as issued) 
172 pp, small 4to (10 1/4" H). Dark green cloth with silver lettering/insignia on front board. B&w photographs. "Kim Beattie's book 'Dileas' takes the history of the 48th to the year 1956. This present book, a more informal work than Beattie's monumental record, picks up the story in 1956 and carries it forward to 1991. However, for the benefit of readers not familiar with the 48th's founding and its early years, the first two chapters recount the pre-1956 history of the regiment in abbreviated form." Very minor corner wear 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
24 Baylay, G.T., Lieut.-Colonel, et al. THE REGIMENTAL HISTORY OF THE GOVERNOR GENERAL'S FOOT GUARDS.
Ottawa The Regiment 1948 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good 
268 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). The soft cover first edition has been here rebound in bright red buckram with gold lettering/banding on spine, gold insignia on front board - retaining the original blue soft covers and map endpapers. B&w photographs and colour maps (most fold-out). Chapter headings: From Organization to 1914; From One World War to Another, 1914-1939; War Service in Canada; War Service in England; Embarkation for France - To Hill 239; The Pursuit to the Somme - Belgium; Freeing the Port of Antwerp - Patrolling the Maas; The Ardennes Offensive and Return to Rosmalen - The Hochwald - Tilburg and Berkel; Germany - The Return Home; The 2nd Reserve Battalion; Epilogue; History of the Regimental Rifle Association; Appendices - Roll of Honour; Honours and Awards; "For Valour"; Regimental Colours, Dress and Customs; Nominal Roll; Glossary. Light browning to top/bottom of text block, top/bottom of text block are not trimmed flat from manufacturing process, approx. half the pages have a tiny piece missing or a tiny bump at top corner, approx. pages 81 to 94 have very light scuffing to top edge. 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
WE CAME TO CANADA., Beak, T.W.
25 Beak, T.W. WE CAME TO CANADA.
Ottawa Self-published 1959 3rd Edition Soft Cover Very Good- 
63 pp, 7 5/8" H. "The author, at the age of 39 gave up a good job in the British Civil Service, with pension, security and good prospects, to emigrate to Canada. After three and a half years he is established as a private consultant in his chosen field with an expanding business of his own. In this booklet he sets down with a forth-rightness which only one who has ventured forth and has succeeded has the right to use, his experiences and views on what it takes to make a success of immigration to Canada. (He) aims to supply those who are interested in the possibility of emigration the kind of information so many have found only after they have been in the country for some time." Contents: The Author; Preface; About Canada; About Canadians; Getting a Job in Canada; Work and Working Conditions in Canada; Unemployment and Availability of Work; Living and Living Costs; Where to Settle; The Problems of Settling In; If You Decide to Come. An interesting look at attitudes and opportunities in mid-20th century Canada, along with tables comparing Canadian and British wage rates, food and clothing costs, etc. Postage will be reduced to most destinations for this light item. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light browning on spine, minor browning to edges of covers. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
26 Berger, Carl and Cook, Ramsay, editors. (John Warkentin, Frits Pannekoek, Arthur Silver, Alan Wilson, Robert Page, Robert Craig Brown, Richard Allen, Donald Avery, J.E. Rae, Lewis H. Thomas, Morris Zaslow, D.G. Creighton, Jacques Monet.) THE WEST AND THE NATION: ESSAYS IN HONOUR OF W.L. MORTON.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1976 077101192X / 9780771011924 First Edition Hard Cover Good+ Very Good 
335 pp, 8 1/2" H. "The contributors to (this book) consist of eminent colleagues of Dr. Morton, including his equally renowned contemporary, Donald Creighton, plus Ramsay Cook, Craig Brown, Jacques Monet, Richard Allen, and others. Each of them has prepared for this volume an article which adds a new dimension to areas of Canadian history in which Dr. Morton specialized: western Canadian history from the earliest explorations to the protest movements of the twenties and thirties, the history of the Conservative Party, and the role of the monarchy in Canadian life. In addition, Carl Berger has contributed an essay which analyzes and assesses Dr. Morton's contribution to the field of history." Minor browning to bottom of text block, moderate browning in margins of pages and to fore-edge and top of text block. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, one small edge tear (with crease) and two tiny tears - archivally taped, minor rubbing, verry light browning at top edge of flaps. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
ADVENTURES OF A COLUMNIST., Berton, Pierre.
27 Berton, Pierre. ADVENTURES OF A COLUMNIST.
McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, 1960, first edition. 
211 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "Pierre Berton takes us behind the scenes for a look at this business of writing a daily newspaper column. It's a highly personalized account, to be sure, but one that is well calculated to entertain almost any reader. Included along with the author's personal comments is a varied selection of many of the best columns he has written over a two-year period. None of them has appeared before in book form." Very small light mark on page 121, tiny chip at bottom edge of free rear endpaper, slight darkening to top of textblock, very light edge wear. Dust jacket has several small closed tears - one with creases, light edge wear/wrinkling wear at top of spine and flap- folds has been colored with black ink, tiny chips at top of spine and top/bottom of flap-folds, light rubbing, minor soiling. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
MARCHING AS TO WAR:  CANADA'S TURBULENT YEARS, 1899-1953., Berton, Pierre.
28 Berton, Pierre. MARCHING AS TO WAR: CANADA'S TURBULENT YEARS, 1899-1953.
Doubleday Canada 2001 0385257252 / 9780385257251 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
632 pp, large 8vo (9 5/8" H). Pictorial endpapers, b&w maps. "The first war of the century, which took Canadian soldiers to South Africa, and the last, which sent them to Korea, bracket the tumultuous years of the (20th) century's first half like bookends on the shelf of history. They have a good deal in common, these two minor conflicts, whose chronicles pale when compared to the bloodbaths of the two world wars. Canada's wartime days are long past, and for many, the scars of war have healed. Vimy has been manicured clean, its pockmarked slopes softened by a green mantle of Canadian pines. Dieppe has reverted to a resort town, its beaches long since washed free of Canadian blood. Now a days, Canadians are proud of their role as Peacekeepers, from which they have gained a modicum of the international acclaim the nation has always craved, with precious little blood wasted in the process. In this monumental work, Pierre Berton brings Canadian history to life once again, relying on a host of sources, including newspaper accounts and first-hand reports, to tell the story of these four wars through the eyes of the privates in the trenches, the generals at the front, and the politicians and families back home. By profiling the interwar years, Berton traces how one war led to the next, and how the country was changed in the process. Illustrated with maps and line drawings, 'Marching as to War' describes how the experience of war helped to bind Canada together as a nation and chronicles the transformation of Canada's dependence upon Great Britain and its slow emergence as an independent nation caught in a love-hate relationship with the United States." Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling and very minor rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE INVASION OF CANADA, 1812-1813 with FLAMES ACROSS THE BORDER, 1813-1814.  2 VOLUME SET., Berton, Pierre.
29 Berton, Pierre. THE INVASION OF CANADA, 1812-1813 with FLAMES ACROSS THE BORDER, 1813-1814. 2 VOLUME SET.
Anchor Canada 2001 0385658397 / 9780385658393 Soft Cover Very Good+ Geoffrey Matthews, maps. 
2 volume set, 9" H. B&w maps. 1. The Invasion of Canada - 5th printing, ISBN 0385658397, 363 pp - "To America's leaders in 1812, an invasion of Canada seemed to be 'a mere matter of marching,' as Thomas Jefferson confidently predicted. How could a nation of 8 million fail to subdue a struggling colony of 300,000? Yet, when the campaign of 1812 ended, the only Americans left on Canadian soil were prisoners of war. Three American armies had been forced to surrender, and the British were in control of all of Michigan Territory and much of Indiana and Ohio. In this remarkable account of the war's first year and the events that led up to it, Pierre Berton transforms history into an engrossing narrative that reads like a fast-paced novel. Drawing on personal memoirs and diaries as well as official dispatches, (he) has been able to get inside the characters of the men who fought the war - the common soldiers as well as the generals, the bureaucrats and the profiteers, the traitors and the loyalists." 2. Flames Across the Border - 2nd printing, ISBN 0385658389, 492 pp - "The Canada-U.S. border was in flames as the War of 1812 continued. York's parliament buildings were on fire, Niagara-on-the-Lake burned to the ground and Buffalo lay in ashes. Even the American capital of Washington, far to the south, was put to the torch. The War of 1812 had become one of the nineteenth century's bloodiest struggles. (This) is a compelling evocation of war at its most primeval level - the muddy fields, the frozen forests and the ominous waters where men fought and died. Pierre Berton skilfully captures the courage, determination and terror of the universal soldier, giving new dimension and fresh perspectives to this early conflct between the two emerging nations of North America." Interiors - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor wear at top/bottom of spines. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
30 Berton, Pierre. THE INVASION OF CANADA, 1812-1813.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1980 0771012357 / 9780771012358 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ Inscribed By Author
363 pp, 9 3/4" H. Pictorial endpapers, maps/battle plans. Inscribed on title page: "Pierre Berton / To Leon with my best wishes / Aug '85". "To America's leaders in 1812, an invasion of Canada seemed the best way to bloody John Bull's nose. It would, as Thomas Jefferson confidently predicted, be 'a mere matter of marching'. How could a nation of eight million fail to subdue a struggling colony of 300,000? Yet, when the campaign of 1812 ended on the bloody banks of the River Raisin, the only Americans left on Canadian soil were prisoners of war. Three American armies had been forced to surrender, and the British were in control of all of Michigan Territory and much of Indiana and Ohio. Drawing on personal memoirs and diaries as well as official dispatches, the author has been able to get inside the characters of the men who fought the war - the common soldier as well as the generals. (C)owards and heroes, flawed generals and bumbling bureaucrats, traitors, loyalists, war profiteers, military incompetents and geniuses. (T)he War of 1812, or more properly the myth of the war, served to give the new settlers (of Upper Canada) a sense of community and set them on a different course from that of their neighbours. The Canadian way of life, says Berton, has its roots in the invasion of Canada." Light toning to fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling; two tiny edge tears archivally taped; light browning on spine, flap-folds, top 1" of panels and top edge of flaps; several tiny dents on front hinge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE SMUG MINORITY., Berton, Pierre.
31 Berton, Pierre. THE SMUG MINORITY.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1968 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- 
160 pp, 8 3/4" H. "This is a book about freedom - and the lack of it - in Canada: freedom from useless and often degrading toil; freedom from want and freedom from ignorance. It is Berton's thesis, documented by public statments made over the past generation, that a smug minority of business and political leaders has conspired to inhibit that freedom. The author indicts his fellow countrymen for failing to invest in human beings in the same way that they invest in power plants, highways, and gold mines. His researches into poverty in Canada and into the inequalities of the education system will shock a good many readers just as his theories on work and leisure will enrage others raised in the Calvinist ethic. The book ranges over a wide variety of topics: the hippie movement in Toronto's Yorkville village - the author's personal experiences in a Yukon mining camp - the future of educational television in Canada - and the Chamber of Commerce's abortive 'Operation Freedom' campaign. But always Berton hammers on his central theme - that the nation has been held back by an inbred power-elite: 'Selfish, narrow, short-sighted men unable to grasp the vision of the future, imprisoned by a bookkeeping attitude to life, creeping silently and blindly along at the tag end of the parade of progress'." Small stamp mark on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of spine, light to moderate rubbing - mostly on rear panel, one small edge tear archivally taped. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
32 Betcherman, Lita-Rose. THE LITTLE BAND: THE CLASHES BETWEEN THE COMMUNISTS AND THE POLITICAL AND LEGAL ESTABLISHMENT IN CANADA, 1928-1932.
Ottawa Deneau 0888790716 / 9780888790712 First Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
247 pp, 9 1/4" H. "In 1921, a 'little band' of disparate activists formed the Communist Party of Canada. Civil authorities across the country reacted with fear, even though R.C.M.P. officers described the party as 'a handful of ineffective English-speaking leaders, a negligible French-speaking element, an isolated Jewish element, with the agitators drawn from the Finnish and Ukrainian immigrants, whose benevolent societies paid for the Party's maintenance'. (This book) documents the ensuing clashes between the Canadian communists and Canada's political and legal establishments, from 1928 to 1932. Dr. Betcherman skillfully recreates the excitement of street fights and court cases, culminating in the spectacular trial of communist Tim Buck. (She) interviewed Communist Party members, Crown attorneys and Defence lawyers of the period, and was granted access to rare transcripts of trials, appeals and correspondence in compiling this, the first detailed and thoroughly entertaining history of these events." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, three very small corner bumps. Dust hacket has very light edge wear and wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, tiny dent on rear hinge, tiny scuffs on rear flap-fold. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE EARLY TRADING COMPANIES OF NEW FRANCE:  A CONTRIBUTION TO THE HISTORY OF COMMERCE AND DISCOVERY IN NORTH AMERICA., Biggar, H.P.
33 Biggar, H.P. THE EARLY TRADING COMPANIES OF NEW FRANCE: A CONTRIBUTION TO THE HISTORY OF COMMERCE AND DISCOVERY IN NORTH AMERICA.
Toronto University of Toronto Library 1901 First, Limited Edition. Hard Cover Good No Jacket 
308 pp, 10 1/4" H. No. 118 of the limited first edition of 600 copies. Rebound in maroon cloth with gilt lettering on spine, new endpapers. An ex-library copy with college stamp on top edge of textblock, library stamps, etc. on free endpapers. *Please note: lacks fold-out map that should accompany text.* Chapter headings: Introduction: Brief description of early expeditions to the regions of the St. Lawrence; The Discovery and Occupation of the St. Lawrence Valley; The Birth and Growth of Trade and Commerce, 1497-1597; The Two Attempts of La Roche and the First Fur-Trade Monopoly; The Two Monopolies of Monts, 1604-1608; The Freedom of Trade, 1609-1613; Champlain's Company, 1614-1620; The Caens Company and its Union with Champlain's, 1621-1627; The Company of New France, 1627-1629; New France under the Scottish and English Company, 1629-1632; Appendix: The Sources (Official / Narrative / Anonymous); Index. A small bump to the top corner of approx. 2/3 of the pages (becomes progessively smaller) - 21 page leaves have a small piece missing at the top corner; small tear at bottom of title page archivally taped; very light browning to pages and edges of text block; very light wear at corners of boards and at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
CANADA, 1900-1945, Bothwell, Robert; Drummond, Ian; English, John.
34 Bothwell, Robert; Drummond, Ian; English, John. CANADA, 1900-1945
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1987 0802056903 / 9780802056900 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
427 pp, 8vo (9 1/4" H). "Through war, depression, and social upheaval, the first half of the twentieth century was a period of unprecedented turbulence in Canada. In this lively and perhaps contentious survey, (the authors) explore the political and economic forces that shaped this era of change. Beginning at the turn of the century, they consider the status of Canada in the empire and the world, the burgeoning growth of its economy, and the development of social and labour problems, up to the eruption of war in 1914. They discuss the political currents running through Canada during two wars, the interwar economic boom and depression, and the plans for post-war reconstruction, and assess the impact of these and other events on Canada's political, economic, social, and cultural institutions." Illustrated with political cartoons. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
LORD ELGIN., Bourinot, John George, Sir.
35 Bourinot, John George, Sir. LORD ELGIN.
Toronto Morang 1903 Edition de Luxe. Hard Cover Very Good - No Jacket Inscribed
276 pp, 9 1/2" H. Beige cloth with paper title label on spine (a duplicate label laid in at the last page at time of publication could be used to 'freshen' the book's appearance), top edge gilt. A volume from the "Edition De Luxe" (limited to four hundred sets - this copy unnumbered) of The Makers of Canada series - inscribed in red ink on the limitation page: "With the Compliments / of / the Publishers (underscored) / Nov 16 - 1903". There is also a previous owner's signature in black ink on this page. B&w tissue-covered frontispiece. Contents: Early Career; Political Condition in Canada; Political Difficulties; The Idemnification Act; The End of the Lafontaine-Baldwin Ministry, 1851; The Hincks-Morin Ministry; The History of the Clergy Reserves (1791-1854); Seigniorial Tenure; Canada and the United States; Farewell to Canada; Political Progress; A Comparison of Systems; Bibliographical Note; Index. Light wrinkling/creasing at some untrimmed edges of pages and at some corners of pages, light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, very slight bumping at corners of boards, light browning on spine and at edges of boards, moderate browning and a few tiny scuffs on spine label, two small foxing marks on rear board. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
LOYALIST VIGNETTES AND SKETCHES., Bousfield, Arthur and Toffoli, Garry, editors.
36 Bousfield, Arthur and Toffoli, Garry, editors. LOYALIST VIGNETTES AND SKETCHES.
Governor Simcoe Branch, The United Empire Loyalists' Association of Canada, Toronto, Ontario, 1984. 
183 pp + Index, 4to (11" H), hard cover (simulated red leather with gold lettering on spine and front cover, decorative emblem in gold on front cover) - no dust jacket (as issued). B&w illustrations. "This book is the principal bicentennial project of the Governor Simcoe Branch of the United Empire Loyalists' Association of Canada. Its purpose is to gather and preserve a collection of anecdotes, biographies and achievements of the United Empire Loyalists and their descendants." Contains over 80 pieces on various United Empire Loyalists, families, incidents, etc. Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Very Good+ 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
37 Brimelow, Peter. THE PATRIOT GAME: NATIONAL DREAMS & POLITICAL REALITIES.
Toronto Key Porter 1986 1550130013 / 9781550130010 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
310 pp, 9 1/2" H. "(A)rgues that Canada ought to be a second Switzerland, with a living standard actually higher than that of the U.S. But in fact it is embroiled in a tangle of regional and linguistic quarrels, mainipulated by both the Liberals and their Mulroney Tory imitators, and an elite in Ottawa that truly represents neither Anglophones nor Francophones. 'The Patriot Games' offers an unconventional view of Canada that will shatter many myths. Brimelow endorses the argument of Goldwin Smith's 1891 classic 'Canada and the Canadian Question' that our country is 'rich by nature, poor by policy'. He demonstrates that this is a direct consequence of fatally-flawed political institutions, which have created divisive polices like bilingualism and Canadian Nationalism. He shows that, paradoxically, English Canada is the dispossessed and colonized nation within a weakening Confederation. In a provocative portrait of the Trudeau era, he describes how the Liberals imposed an artificial bilingualism policy on an unsuspecting country, alienating the West and having little effect in Quebec. (This book) challenges us to come to terms with what being a Canadian means." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very tiny dent on front hinge.. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
38 Brock, Jeffry V. WITH MANY VOICES. VOLUME I: THE DARK BROAD SEAS & VOLUME II: THE THUNDER AND THE SUNSHINE. MEMOIRS OF A SAILOR. 2 VOLUME SET.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1981 0771016239 / 9780771016233 First Editions Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
275 pp, 384 pp, 9 1/4" H - 2 volume set. 'The Dark Broad Seas' - ISBN 0771016239- published 1981. 'The Thunder and the Sunshine' - ISBN 0771016255 - published 1983. B&w frontispiece in Volume I. The autobiography of Rear Admiral Jeffry V. Brock. In volume I he "describes his experiences as a commander of escort groups in the U-boat ridden Atlantic of World War II. Woven through the high adventure of combat are encounters with colourful political and military figures, and the feisty people of Britain. In 1950, Brock was appointed to command the Canadian naval forces sent to Korea. His meetings with General MacArthur are frankly recounted and give a unique view of this larger-than-life figure, and his handling of the Korean conflict." In volume II, "Brock writes of his time on the Directing Staff of the National Defence College of Canada and of fascinating overseas tours. He recalls meeting eminent personages of his day, such as Lord Louis Mountbatten and Field Marshal Montgomery. He describes four interest-filled years in London as Naval Adviser to the High Commissioner and as Canada's naval representative in Europe. He returned to Canada in 1957, and a few years later was promoted to Rear Admiral. While serving as Vice Chief of Naval Staff in Ottawa, he sensed the distant rumblings of a new confrontation - a confrontation that spelled the end of the R.C.N. as men of Brock's era knew it. Paul Hellyer, the newly appointed Minister of Defence, was steering the federal government toward a plan for the unification of Canada's armed services. Brock, in this hard-hitting, brutally honest section of his memoirs, breaks his two-decade silence with an account of the bureaucratic engineering which culminated in his forced retirement and the dismissal of a great many loyal officers of senior rank." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spines, minor soiling on top edge of text block of vol. I, tiny dent on bottom of text block of vol. II. Dust jackets have light to moderate edge wear, light rubbing - mainly on rear panel, vol. II is price-clipped. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
39 Broughton, R. Peter. LOOKING UP: A HISTORY OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY OF CANADA.
Toronto Dundurn 1994 1550022083 / 9781550022087 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
288 pp, oblong (8 3/4" H x 11 1/4" D). B&w photographs, reproductions. "One hundred and twenty-five years ago eight men met on December 1, 1868, to form the Toronto Astronomical Club. Among them were a tailor, a teacher and a cabinet-maker. How surprised these ordinary citizens would be to see that their little group has grown into an organization of over 3000 members in all parts of the country, in the United States and overseas. Twenty-two cities from St John's to Victoria have local chapters or 'Centres' of the RASC. Novices and naturalists, amateurs and professional scientists all play important roles in this remarkable success story. General readers will be surprised to find out what amateurs can learn from the sky, at meetings and through the Society's publications. Leaders of other volunteer organizations, educators looking for ways to promote greater appreciation of science, and local historians interested in the role of the Society in the life of their communities will find helpful ideas in this book. And members themselves will be better equipped to make decisions for the future through an appreciation of the development of the Society, its individual Centres and the men and women who have led them." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, two small shallow dents at top edge of rear board. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top rear edge and at bottom of spine, minor rubbing, 2" faint scratch on rear panel. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
40 Brown, Ian. FREEWHEELING: THE FEUDS, BROODS, AND OUTRAGEOUS FORTUNES OF THE BILLES FAMILY AND CANADA'S FAVORITE COMPANY. (CANADIAN TIRE.)
Toronto Harper & Collins 1989 0002159775 / 9780002159777 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
339 pp, 9 1/4" H. "From the outside, Canadian Tire looked like the country's sanest company. But inside, it was a rollicking madhouse of sisters hating brothers, sons resenting fathers, wives despising wives, and some of the weirdest habits in captivity. The zany history of the Billes family and Canadian Tire is more than a story about money. It's about people, and a company that came to embody Canadian life - a story told by Ian Brown with insight and irreverent wit." Minor wrinkle at top of spine, remainder spray mark on botton of book. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, tiny remainder mark on bottom inside edge of front and rear panels. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
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RENOWN AT STRATFORD:  A RECORD OF THE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL IN CANADA 1953 / TWICE HAVE THE TRUMPETS SOUNDED:  A RECORD OF THE STRAFORD SHAKESPEAREAN FESTIVAL IN CANADA 1954 / THRICE THE BRINDED CAT HATH MEW'D:  A RECORD...1955.  3 VOLUMES., Guthrie, Tyrone & Davies, Robertson.
RENOWN AT STRATFORD: A RECORD OF THE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL IN CANADA 1953 / TWICE HAVE THE TRUMPETS SOUNDED: A RECORD OF THE STRAFORD SHAKESPEAREAN FESTIVAL IN CANADA 1954 / THRICE THE BRINDED CAT HATH MEW'D: A RECORD...1955. 3 VOLUMES.
Guthrie, Tyrone & Davies, Robertson.
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DOCUMENTS ON CANADIAN EXTERNAL RELATIONS VOLUME 9  1942-1943.  DOCUMENTS RELATIFS AUX RELATIONS EXTERIEURES DU CANADA., Hilliker, John F., editor.
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THE RELATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES TO THE CANADIAN REBELLION OF 1837-1839., Tiffany, Orrin Edward.
THE RELATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES TO THE CANADIAN REBELLION OF 1837-1839.
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SHADOW OF HEAVEN: THE LIFE OF LESTER PEARSON.  VOLUME ONE: 1897-1948., English, John.
SHADOW OF HEAVEN: THE LIFE OF LESTER PEARSON. VOLUME ONE: 1897-1948.
English, John.
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