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JOHN PRINCE:  A COLLECTION OF DOCUMENTS., Douglas, R. Alan, edited and with introduction by.  Foreword by William G. Davis.
21 Douglas, R. Alan, edited and with introduction by. Foreword by William G. Davis. JOHN PRINCE: A COLLECTION OF DOCUMENTS.
Toronto The Champlain Society 1980 Limited Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ 
229 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H) - red cloth with gilt lettering/crest on spine. No. 844 of Twelve Hundred and Fifty Copies of this Volume prnted for the Champlain Society. B&w photographs, maps, reproductions. "John Prince was undoubtedly one of the most colourful individuals to reside in Upper Canada during the half century that preceded Confederation. (The mythology that had grown up around his memory in southwestern Ontario identified him as the product of an illegal marriage between George IV and Maria Anne Fitzherbert.) His eventful career as an attorney, politician, soldier, entrepreneur, and jurist caused him to become a legend in his own lifetime both in Essex County, where he resided at Sandwich from his arrival in 1833 until 1860, and in Sault Ste Marie where he spent the last ten years of his life as Judge of the Algoma District. In the legislature his independence and erratic individualism soon earned him the reputation of a political maverick. Business interests and entrepreneurial instincts attracted him to railway and banking ventures as early as the 1830s. Individualist and eccentric though he was, John Prince was still very much a man of his age." Minor wear at corners. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
IMAGES OF JUSTICE:  A LEGAL HISTORY OF THE NORTHWEST TERRITORIES AS TRACED THROUGH THE YELLOWKNIFE COURTHOUSE COLLECTION OF INUIT SCULPTURE., Eber, Dorothy Harley.  Signed.
22 Eber, Dorothy Harley. Signed. IMAGES OF JUSTICE: A LEGAL HISTORY OF THE NORTHWEST TERRITORIES AS TRACED THROUGH THE YELLOWKNIFE COURTHOUSE COLLECTION OF INUIT SCULPTURE.
McGill-Queen's University Press, Montreal / Kingston, 1997. 
223 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0773516751 B&w photographs, map. One of the McGill-Queen's Native and Northern Series. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE: "DOROTHY HARLEY EBER" and INSCRIBED ON FRONT FREE ENDPAPER: "TO _____ & ____ _______ ALL BEST WISHES DOROTHY." "At a time when alternative legal systems for Native peoples are being debated, (this book) provides a lively, accessible account of the northern courts, their evolution, and their future in a chan ging northern society. (It) resonates with voices of the North and comes alive through interviews with many of those involved in the cases - Inuit and whites, defendants, judges, and prosecutors. Dorothy Harley Eber brings her story up to d a t e w i t h a look at the courts today and presents views of Inuit and non-Inuit with regards to future directions. She also provides valuable information on the remarkable but little-known artists who created the unique works of art in the Ye ll ow kn if e C ou rt house Collection of Inuit Sculpture." Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Near Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
CATALOGUE OF CANADIAN NEWSPAPERS IN THE DOUGLAS LIBRARY, QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY.  DOUGLAS LIBRARY OCCASSIONAL PAPERS, NUMBER 1., Ellison, Lorraine C.; Greig, Peter E. and Morley, William E.F., compilers.
23 Ellison, Lorraine C.; Greig, Peter E. and Morley, William E.F., compilers. CATALOGUE OF CANADIAN NEWSPAPERS IN THE DOUGLAS LIBRARY, QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY. DOUGLAS LIBRARY OCCASSIONAL PAPERS, NUMBER 1.
Kingston Douglas Library, Queen's University 1969 Soft Cover Very Good 
xxi, 196 pp, 10 3/4" H. Yellow card covers (stapled) with maroon binding tape spine, black lettering on front cover. Contents: Preface Introduction; Geographical Index; Catalogue; Appendix (Some Newspapers not published in Canada, but of Canadian interest). Interior - tiny to small crease at top corne of pages 127 to end of book, light paperclip rust staind and impression on top inside of front cover and first to page leaves, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - soft crease at top and bottom of front cover, small corner crease on rear cover, three tiny faint foxing marks on fore-edge of text block, light toning to top of text block, very light wear at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
24 Finnigan, Joan. KINGSTON: CELEBRATE THIS CITY.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1976 0771031602 / 9780771031601 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good Frank C. Johnston. 
128 pp, 11 1/4" H. "Strategically located at the confluence of the St. Lawrence River, the Rideau River system and Lake Ontario, the city of Kingston is cloaked in more than three hundred years of history. This picturesque city has attracted an increasing number of artists in recent years, and two of them - poet Joan Finnigan and painter Frank Johnston - have captured the character and spirit of Kingston in a book filled with photographs old and new, maps and engravings, paintings, drawings, historical vignettes and poetry. With an emphasis on the human aspects of Kingston life, (it) is an expression of affection not just for the city and its environs, but for its populace over the generations. Ten original watercolours by Frank Johnston - all faithfully reproduced in full colour - add to the beauty of the book. Along with the wealth of modern and archival material, they reflect the unique atmosphere of a city that has played a significant role in the history of Canada." Light wrinkle down five pages - mostly at front of book (likely from manufacturing process). Dust jacket has minor edge wear, some light edge wrinkling - mainly at top of front panel and flap. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE TOWN OF YORK 1793-1815:  A COLLECTION OF DOCUMENTS OF EARLY TORONTO., Firth, Edith G., edited and with introduction by.
25 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.
26 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
 
 
UPPER CANADIAN IMPRINTS, 1801-1841:  A BIBLIOGRAPHY., Fleming, Patricia Lockhart.  Foreword by Marianne Scott.
27 Fleming, Patricia Lockhart. Foreword by Marianne Scott. UPPER CANADIAN IMPRINTS, 1801-1841: A BIBLIOGRAPHY.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1988 0802025854 / 9780802025852 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good 
556 pp, 11" H. Tan cloth with black and red lettering/banding on spine and front board - no dust jacket (as issued). "(T)he first comprehensive analytical bibliography of Upper Canadian imprints, providing a full range of descriptive bibliographical information taken from originals located in more than fifty collections in Canada, the United States, and Great Britain. The bibiliography identifies all types of material - books, pamphlets, government documents, serials, broadsides, and printed ephemera - and contains extensive notes, valuable to the support of many types of Canadian reseach." Contents: Foreword; Acknowledgement; Introduction; Symbols; Other Sources; Upper Canadian Imprints; Appendix A: Newspapers; Appendix B: Journals; Appendix C: Imprints Not Located; Name Index; Title Index; Genre and Subject Index; Trades Index; Place of Publication Index; Language Index. Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very small bump to top rear corner, bump to bottom corner of both boards, very small light stain on rear board. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
THE CELEBRATION BOOK 130 YEARS AT THE CHURCH OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST, NORWAY., Forewords by Jeremy Van-Lane and Rev. Fred J. Nicholson.
28 Forewords by Jeremy Van-Lane and Rev. Fred J. Nicholson. THE CELEBRATION BOOK 130 YEARS AT THE CHURCH OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST, NORWAY.
Self-published, Toronto, 1980. 
47 pp, 8 3/4" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). B&w photographs. A brief history of the Church of St. John the Baptist, Norway (once a village, but now absorbed into Toronto, Ontario). Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - Very small soft corner crease on front cover, minor soiling on rear cover. Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
29 Glazebrook, G.P. deT. THE STORY OF TORONTO.
Toronto University of Toronto 1971 0802017916 / 9780802017918 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
310 pp, 10" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. 3 maps - one on inside of dust jacket, 2 in book (1 folds out). "The purpose of this book is to tell the story of Toronto from its earliest days to the present: to describe its character at each stage of growth, how it changed, and why." Contents: Preface; Illustrations; A place in search of a purpose; The birth of a town; War and reconstruction; Government and governed; Urban supremacy; Provincial capital; Pride and prejudice; Progress and poverty; The end of an era; Problems of greatness; Life in Metropolitan Toronto; Toronto's realm; Notes; Bibliography; Picture and map credits; Index. Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has minor edge wear/wrinkling, tiny dent on rear hinge. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE PRICE OF COMMAND:  A BIOGRAPHY OF GENERAL GUY SIMONDS., Graham, Dominick.
30 Graham, Dominick. THE PRICE OF COMMAND: A BIOGRAPHY OF GENERAL GUY SIMONDS.
Toronto Stoddart 1993 0773726926 / 9780773726925 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
345 pp, 8vo (9 1/4" H). Map endpapers, b&w photographs, maps. "Lieutenant General Guy Granville Simonds was one of the Second World War's most dynamic strategists and commanded enormous respect from British generals such as Bernard Montgomery and Alan Brooke. (This book) tells the whole story for the first time, tracing Simonds's family origins and detailing his postwar career as Canada's top military man. The focus, though, is on Simonds's campaigns in World War II. Graham takes us from the rocky shores of Sicily to the fierce fighting in the Dutch polders, examining the military and political infighting that seemed to dog every hard-won mile of Simonds's successful march into the German Rhineland." Small area of dampness staining at bottom of front board, gift inscription on half-title and on dedication page, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, minor soiling on fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket has light wrinkling on spine and at top edge, small area of dampness staining at bottom inside edge of front panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE PRICE OF COMMAND:  A BIOGRAPHY OF GENERAL GUY SIMONDS., Graham, Dominick.
31 Graham, Dominick. THE PRICE OF COMMAND: A BIOGRAPHY OF GENERAL GUY SIMONDS.
Toronto Stoddart 1993 0773726926 / 9780773726925 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
345 pp, 8vo (9 1/4" H). Map endpapers, b&w photographs, maps. "Lieutenant General Guy Granville Simonds was one of the Second World War's most dynamic strategists and commanded enormous respect from British generals such as Bernard Montgomery and Alan Brooke. (This book) tells the whole story for the first time, tracing Simonds's family origins and detailing his postwar career as Canada's top military man. The focus, though, is on Simonds's campaigns in World War II. Graham takes us from the rocky shores of Sicily to the fierce fighting in the Dutch polders, examining the military and political infighting that seemed to dog every hard-won mile of Simonds's successful march into the German Rhineland." Book has tiny bump at top of front hinge. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very minor rubbing. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
GUNS ACROSS THE RIVER: THE BATTLE OF THE WINDMILL, 1838., Graves, Donald E.  Additional research by Arthur J. Robinson.
32 Graves, Donald E. Additional research by Arthur J. Robinson. GUNS ACROSS THE RIVER: THE BATTLE OF THE WINDMILL, 1838.
Prescott Friends of Windmill Point 2002 1896941214 / 9781896941219 Reprint with minor corrections. Soft Cover Very Good Christopher Johnson, maps - marine art by Peter Rindlisbacher.. 
263 pp, 8" H x 9" D. B&w photographs, maps, drawings. "In 1838, seeing political turbulence in Canada as an opportunity, members of a clandestine American organization, the Patriot Hunters, launched a series of attacks across the international border. The Hunters hoped to duplicate the success of the Texas rebellion two years before when their heroes Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie fought to establish a republic in northern Mexico. Destesting 'tyranny and oppression wherever manifested', they believed that all it would take was 'a good stand maintained for a short time' by Americans and then Canadians would do their own fighting to win freedom from the British yoke. The most ambitious Hunter attack was launched in November 1838 when a force of more than 500 armed men, commanded by a European soldier of fortune, set out from northern New York in a flotilla of chartered and hijacked vessels. Avoiding the naval and miitary forces of two nations, they occupied a stone windmill near Prescott, Ontario, confident that Canadians would rally to their standard. Their hopes were doomed. After five days of heavy fighting, British regulars and Canadian militia captured this 'Alamo of the North', and those invaders who survived were imprisoned in Fort Henry at Kingston and tried by court martial - eleven were executed and sixty deported to an Australian penal colony. (This book) tells the full story of this bloody but forgotten military action and the undeclared war of which it was a part. (It) traces the rise of the Patriot Hunters in the northern United States, describes their odyssey down the St. Lawrence and provide a detailed account of the five-day battle that followed. (P)acked with fascinating information about a colourful time in North American history and about the men who fought at the windmill - their personalities, tactics, weapons, uniforms, and even the songs they sang." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, slight lean to spine. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
33 Guillet, Edwin C. 'YOU'LL NEVER DIE, JOHN A.!'
Toronto Macmillan of Canada 1967 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ 
149 pp, 9 7/8" H. B&w photographs, reproductions, political cartoons. A pictorial biography of Sir John A. Macdonald, Canada's first Prime Minister. "Macdonald ranks high among Canadian statesmen, and not only because of his unrivalled skill in managing men and softening antagonisms in a most important period of history; his achievements include the safeguarding of law and order in difficulties, the conciliation of French and English and Roman Catholics and Protestants, the union of the provinces, the building of the Canadian Pacific Railway, and the continuance of the British connection. Not without faults, he had among his great qualities vision, tact, patience, and common sense." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE STORY OF CANADIAN ROADS., Guillet, Edwin C.
34 Guillet, Edwin C. THE STORY OF CANADIAN ROADS.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1968 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
246 pp, 11 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions, maps, drawings. "From portage trails snaking their way through the wilderness to superhighways carrying the raw materials and produce of an industrial nation, Canada's roads have had a romantic but long-neglected history. The problems which Canada has faced in seeking to connect two oceans by road would have been formidable even in a land more densely populated. Early builders found their way blocked by forest and swamp, rivers, rocks, vast areas of grassland, mountains, and muskeg. Their gradual success is recounted from the woodland trail cleared by Champlain in Acadia on through the early construction by corvee in New France; the Temiscouta Trail between the Atlantic Provinces and the Canadas; the infamous corduroy roads and bridges which jolted passengers unmercifully and lamed their horses; the plank roads, Canada's first contribution to road-building science; the cart tracks cut into the virgin prairies by Metis buffalo hunters; the Cariboo Road, build through sheer canyons and over mountain passes to the gold fields fo the Upper Fraser; and the vehicles which travelled these routes - the wonderul assortment of sleighs, caleches, buckboards, Red River carts, wagons, and stage-coaches of the nineteenth century. Then came the automobile, and with it an unprecedented personal mobility. Today Canada's roads are one of her principal resources. The Trans-Canada Highway, a dream for most of a century, has forged a new tie of asphalt and concrete, unifying the country." Dust jacket has very light edge wear, tiny dent on front hinge. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
35 Gutierrez Baldoquin, Hilda, editor. (Alice Walker, Rosa Zubizarreta, Kenneth Kenshin Tanaka, Bonnie Duran, Larry Yang, Charles Johnson, Viveka Chen, Maxine Hong Kingston, Thich Nhat Hanh, Sala Steinbach, Gaylon Ferguson, Merle Kodo Boyd, et al.) DHARMA, COLOR, AND CULTURE: NEW VOICES IN WESTERN BUDDHISM.
Parallax, Berkeley, 2004. 
239 pp, 8vo (8 15/16" H), soft cover. ISBN 1888375426 "Thought-provoking and passionate, (this book) provides a unique perspective on Buddhism in the West. In this groundbreaking anthology, practitioners of color across the entire spectrum of Bud dhist traditions share their perspectives on suffering and the path to the cessation of suffering. In personal and original essays, Jan Willis, Alice Walker, Maxine Hong Kingston, Charles Johnson, Thich Nhat Hanh, and others reveal the conne c t i o n s between spiritual practice and the liberation of all human beings. These essays by twenty-six Latino, Asian, Asian American, African American, and Native American Buddhist practitioners highlight how Buddhism can be an effective antido te t o su ff er i ng and a vehicle for liberation. (It) forges a new path in our understanding of the simple truths of Buddhism and their relevance for all of us." Minor edge wear - light wear at top of rear hinge. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
36 Harney, Robert F.; Luciuk, Lubomyr Y.; Wynnyckyj, Iroida L.; Kordan, Bohdan S.; Taskey, Lu; Hryniuk, Stella; Sokolsky, Zoriana Yaworsky; Gregorovich, Andrew; Piniuta, Harry; Stefura, Mary; Romanow, Yvonna; Momryk, Myron; Krawchuk, Peter; et al. UKRAINIANS IN ONTARIO. POLYPHONY: THE BULLETIN OF THE MULTICULTURAL HISTORY SOCIETY OF ONTARIO. VOL. 10 - DOUBLE ISSUE, 1988.
Toronto Multicultural History Society of Ontario 1988 07047002 Soft Cover Very Good 
298 pp, 10 15/26" H. B&w photographs, maps, etc. Contents: Preface; A Distinct Constiuency - the Ukrainians of Ontario; Ukrainians in Ontario and the 1981 Canada Census; The Religious Life Cycle; Ukrainian Immigration to Ontario; Ukrainians and Internment Operations in Ontario during the First World War; The Beginnings of Ukrainian Settlement in Toronto, 1891-1939; The Ukrainian Community in Toronto, 1914-71; Ukrainians in Waterloo and Wellington Counties; The Ukrainian Community of Fort Frances, 1980; Sudbury Ukrainian Time Line; The Ukrainian Community in Windsor - Past and Present; Ukrainians in Ottawa; Ukrainians in Kingston; The Association of United Ukrainian Canadians in Ontario; Being Ukrainian in Timmins - a Personal Reminiscence; The Decline of the Ukrainian Pro-Communist Organization; The Sitch Movement in Eastern Canada; Ukrainian War Veterans in Ontario; The Ukrainian National Federation of Canada; The Ukrainian Flying School in Oshawa; The Canadian League for the Liberation of Ukraine and Its Women's Association; The Ukrainian Youth Association of Canada; Plast-Ukrainian Youth Association of Canada Toronto Branch; Suzhero; Carpatho-Rusyns in Ontario; Tserkvy: a Survey of Ukrainian-Canadian Church Architecture in Ontario, Its Major Roots and Trends; Ukrainian Art and Artists in Otnario; The Chair of Ukrainian Studies at the University of Toronto; Hryhorij Skovoroda Kursy in Toronto; "Vedmedyky" - Volleyball Champions; The Canadian Ukrainian Immigrant Aid Society; The Ukrainian Professional and Business Club; All in the Family: Three Generatiios of the Wrzesnewsky Family and the Future Bakery; Oral History: Ukrainian Women's Voices; The Ukrainian Collection of the Multicultural History Society of Ontario; The Bohdan Panchuk Papers; Resources on Ukrainians in Ontario at the National Archives of Canada; Ukrainians in Ontario: A Selected Bibliography; Celebrating the Millennium of Christianity in Ukraine; The Ukrainian Information Bureau at Work; Ukrainian Life in Ontario. Interior - tiny bump to bottom corner of pages to approx. page 100, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor wrinkling at bottom of spine, tiny crease at bottom corner of front cover, spine slightly twisted. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
THE ELDON HOUSE DIARIES:  FIVE WOMEN'S VIEWS OF THE 19TH CENTURY., Harris, Robin S. and Harris, Terry G., editors.  (Charlotte Owen Harris, Amelia Ryerse Harris, Sophia Ryerson Harris, Lucy Ronalds Harris, Amelia Archange Harris.)
37 Harris, Robin S. and Harris, Terry G., editors. (Charlotte Owen Harris, Amelia Ryerse Harris, Sophia Ryerson Harris, Lucy Ronalds Harris, Amelia Archange Harris.) THE ELDON HOUSE DIARIES: FIVE WOMEN'S VIEWS OF THE 19TH CENTURY.
Toronto The Champlain Society 1994 0969342535 / 9780969342533 Limited Edition Hard Cover Near Fine 
517 pp, large 8vo (9 11/16" H). Red cloth with gilt lettering/crest on spine. No. 531 of an edition of twelve hundred and fifty copies. Color frontispiece, b&w photographs, reproductions, maps. The diaries of five women (United Empire Loyalist descendants), ranging in age from thirteen to eighty- four, who lived in Eldon House, London, Ontario during the nineteenth century. An interesting look at the family and social life of the era, as well as religion, politics, health care, women's issues. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
O.P.P.:  THE HISTORY OF THE ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE FORCE., Higley, Dahn D.
38 Higley, Dahn D. O.P.P.: THE HISTORY OF THE ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE FORCE.
Toronto Queen's Printer 1984 0774389648 / 9780774389648 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
668 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "The OPP came into existence (in 1909) with a total strength of fifty-one men, of whom forty-four were constables deployed across the vast province. By the end of World War I in 1918, only twenty-six constables were still serving with the force, but returning veterans were sought for enlistment with the provincials and the force grew, assuming every-increasing responsibilities for policing the province. Liquor law enforcement during the rumrunning days of the 1920s, and the creation of a highway patrol in 1930 played major parts in the evolution of the provincial police. The story of the OPP includes tales of murder, sabotage, corruption, and political influences. There were relief expeditions to the north in the wake of devastating forest fires, and confrontations with hoboes, harvesters, and loafers. Violent crimes, jail-breaks, war services, and industrial disputes all had to be contended with, and not a few members of the provincial police were killed in the performance of their duties over the years. 'Hepburn's Private Army' and 'Drew's Gestapo' gave rise to much criticism of the provincials, and embarrassing Royal Commissions did little to enhance the image or the morale of Ontario's finest. Despite the challenges to its continued existence, the OPP has emerged today as one of the finest, best equipped, and most brilliantly led police forces in the world." Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top edge.. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
INTREPID WARRIORS: PERSPECTIVES ON CANADIAN MILITARY LEADERS., Horn, Bernd, Colonel, ed.  Foreword by John Scott Cowan.  (Craig Leslie Mantle, Andrew B. Godefroy, Michael Whitby, Douglas E. Delaney, David L. Bashow, Tod Strickland, P. Whitney Lackenbaur, Bernd Horn.)
39 Horn, Bernd, Colonel, ed. Foreword by John Scott Cowan. (Craig Leslie Mantle, Andrew B. Godefroy, Michael Whitby, Douglas E. Delaney, David L. Bashow, Tod Strickland, P. Whitney Lackenbaur, Bernd Horn.) INTREPID WARRIORS: PERSPECTIVES ON CANADIAN MILITARY LEADERS.
Canadian Defence Academy Press, Kingston, 2007, first edition. 
269 pp, large 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 9781550027112 B&w photographs. "Command and leadership are very personal endeavours. How an individual commands and exercises leadership speaks more to the character and personality of the respective in dividual than it does to the concepts of command or leadership themselves. (This book) takes an intimate look at a number of Canada's finest military commanders and leaders during the crucible of war. Collectively, the chapters in this volum e o f f e r valuable insights into different command and leadership approaches, behaviours, and styles. They also reinforce the timeless truth that the character and presence of courageous leaders are critical to military outcomes, particularly du ri n g ti me s of ambiguity, undertainty, and chaos." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
ON A LONELY SIDE ROAD OUTSIDE THE CITY OF LONDON, ONTARIO.  THE STORY OF CHARLES W. LEACH., Horn, Jean E. (Porter).
40 Horn, Jean E. (Porter). ON A LONELY SIDE ROAD OUTSIDE THE CITY OF LONDON, ONTARIO. THE STORY OF CHARLES W. LEACH.
Kingston, Ontario Iawah House 1983 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
193 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w photographs, maps. Written to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Camp Iawah (and its predecessory, the Christian Youth Centre), this is a biography of Charles W. Leach (and his wife, Ruth) and his life of service within the Baptist Church in Ontario. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, light rubbing on covers, diagonal crease down front cover near hinge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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