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AFRICA'S CHILDREN: A HISTORY OF BLACKS IN YARMOUTH, NOVA SCOTIA., Robart-Johnson, Sharon.
41 Robart-Johnson, Sharon. AFRICA'S CHILDREN: A HISTORY OF BLACKS IN YARMOUTH, NOVA SCOTIA.
Toronto Natural Heritage 2009 1550028626 / 9781550028621 First Edition Soft Cover Fine 
236 pp, 9" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "Chronicling the history of Black families of the Yarmouth area of Nova Scotia, (this book) is a mirror image of the hopes and despairs and the achievements and injustices that mark the early stories of many African-Canadians. This extensively researched history traces the lives of those people, still enslaved at the time, who arrived with the influx of Black Loyalists and landed in Shelburne in 1783, as well as those who had come with their masters as early as 1767. Their migration to a new home did little to improve their overall living conditions, a situation that would persist for many years throughout Yarmouth County. By drawing on a comprehen-sive range of sources that include census and cemetery records, church and school histories, libraries, museums, oral histories, newspapers, wills, 'The Black Loyalist Directory', and many others, this is a history that has been overlooked for far too long. " Inside - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
AFRICA'S CHILDREN: A HISTORY OF BLACKS IN YARMOUTH, NOVA SCOTIA., Robart-Johnson, Sharon.
42 Robart-Johnson, Sharon. AFRICA'S CHILDREN: A HISTORY OF BLACKS IN YARMOUTH, NOVA SCOTIA.
Toronto Natural Heritage 2009 1550028626 / 9781550028621 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ 
236 pp, 9" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "Chronicling the history of Black families of the Yarmouth area of Nova Scotia, (this book) is a mirror image of the hopes and despairs and the achievements and injustices that mark the early stories of many African-Canadians. This extensively researched history traces the lives of those people, still enslaved at the time, who arrived with the influx of Black Loyalists and landed in Shelburne in 1783, as well as those who had come with their masters as early as 1767. Their migration to a new home did little to improve their overall living conditions, a situation that would persist for many years throughout Yarmouth County. By drawing on a comprehen-sive range of sources that include census and cemetery records, church and school histories, libraries, museums, oral histories, newspapers, wills, 'The Black Loyalist Directory', and many others, this is a history that has been overlooked for far too long. " Interior - small light stain on inside of front cover, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing on rear cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BOOKS IN THE BLOOD:  MEMOIRS OF A FOURTH GENERATION BOOKSELLER., Rota, Anthony.
43 Rota, Anthony. BOOKS IN THE BLOOD: MEMOIRS OF A FOURTH GENERATION BOOKSELLER.
New Castle, Delaware Oak Knoll Press 2002 1584560762 / 9781584560760 Limited Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- 
313 pp, 9" H. From an edition of 1,700 copies, of which 950 were for sale. B&w photographs, repro-ductions. "Anthony Rota, dealer in antiquarian books and first editions for over half a century, talks of the private collectors and university libraries whose collectiions he has helped to enrich over these years, remembering his colleagues in the firm and in the trade generally. His early training under Bertram Rota, and the history of the firm since the latter's early death, are followed by telling com-mentaries on virtually all aspects of the trade, including runners (scouts), auctions (and auction rings), and the problems of buying privately or in competition. As past president of the Antiquarian Book-sellers' Association, and of the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (of which he is now President of Honour), these lightly written memoirs, may be read as a guide to collectors and dealers alike, or, more simply, for the sheer pleasure of their reading." Book is slightly cocked, small area of minor fading at bottom of front board. Dust jacket has light fading to spine, top edge of flaps and 1' band at top of front panel; minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THESE ARE OUR NEIGHBORS.  NEW EDITION.  FAITH AND FREEDOM READERS., Sister M. Marguerite.
44 Sister M. Marguerite. THESE ARE OUR NEIGHBORS. NEW EDITION. FAITH AND FREEDOM READERS.
Toronto Ginn and Company New edition Hard Cover Good- No Jacket - (as issued) Alcy Kendrick, Corinne Malvern, and Ralph Shepherd. 
256 pp, 8 1/4" H. Published for the Catholic University of America in the 1950s (ink date of 1957 on front free endpaper), this is the second reader of the Faith and Freedom series, extending the pupil's vocabulary by 229 words. Join the children as they visit the farm, go to church and school, play games, listen to stories, celebrate Christmas, etc. Charming color illustrations showing clothes, toys, schools, stores, etc. of days-gone-by. A real nostalgia trip! School stamp and small light stains/soiling on endpapers on all endpapers, two numbers in ink on free front endpaper, large crease on free rear endpaper, light browning/foxing/soiling on edges of text block, moderate edge wear, light to moderate rubbing and a few tiny scuffs on boards. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
THE OSBORNE COLLECTION OF EARLY CHILDREN'S BOOKS, 1566-1910:  A CATALOGUE.  VOLUME I &THE OSBORNE COLLECTION OF EARLY CHILDREN'S BOOKS, 1476-1910:  A CATALOGUE.  VOLUME II.  2 VOLUME SET., St. John, Judith.  Introduction by Edgar Osborne.
45 St. John, Judith. Introduction by Edgar Osborne. THE OSBORNE COLLECTION OF EARLY CHILDREN'S BOOKS, 1566-1910: A CATALOGUE. VOLUME I &THE OSBORNE COLLECTION OF EARLY CHILDREN'S BOOKS, 1476-1910: A CATALOGUE. VOLUME II. 2 VOLUME SET.
Toronto Toronto Public Library 1975 0919486258 / 9780919486256 Reprinted with Corrections Hard Cover Very Good+ 
Volume I - 562 pp, ISBN 0919486258. Volume II - pagination runs from 563-1138 pp, ISBN 0919486541. 2 volume set - 10" H, decorative cloth boards, gilt lettering on spines, b&w and colour illustrations. Card laid in volume II stating "A Presentation Copy for The Friends of the Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books and The Lillian H. Smith Collection". "This Catalogue is a record of early English children's books in the Osborne Collection, Boys and Girls House, Toronto Public Libraries." The catalogue is arranged under the headings: Aesop and other fabulists; Myths and legendary heroes; Nursery stories and fairy tales; Poetry, verses, and rhymes; Books of instruction; The Bible and books of religious instruction; Biography and history; Travel and geography; Natural science; Games and pastimes; Stories - before 1850; Stories 1850 and after; Periodicals and annuals; Keepsakes and miscellanies; Penny dreadfuls; Movable and toy books; Almanacs and birthday books. Appendices: Chronological list of editions, 1566-1799; List of illustrators and engravers; List of publishers, book-sellers, and printers; Chronological list of editions, 1476?-1799. May require additional postage if shipping outside of Canada/U.S.A. Volume 2 has slight toning to edges of text block and light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
IMPORTANT GENEALOGICAL COLLECTIONS IN ONTARIO LIBRARIES AND ARCHIVES:  A DIRECTORY., Taylor, Ryan.  Inscribed.
46 Taylor, Ryan. Inscribed. IMPORTANT GENEALOGICAL COLLECTIONS IN ONTARIO LIBRARIES AND ARCHIVES: A DIRECTORY.
Toronto The Ontario Genealogical Society 1994 0777901854 / 9780777901854 First Edition Stapled in Wraps Very Good Inscribed By Author
75 pp, 8 15/16" H. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR ON THE DEDICATION PAGE TO THE DEDICATEE. A listing of resources available at the Ontario Genealogical Society and its branches and terms of use. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - tiny tear at top of spine, minor wrinkling and soiling on covers. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
SIR JOHN HAWKWOOD (L'ACUTO).  STORY OF A CONDOTTIERE., Temple-leader, John & Marcotti, Giuseppe.  Translated from the Italian by Leader Scott.
47 Temple-leader, John & Marcotti, Giuseppe. Translated from the Italian by Leader Scott. SIR JOHN HAWKWOOD (L'ACUTO). STORY OF A CONDOTTIERE.
London T. Fisher Unwin 1889 Limited Edition Hard Cover Good 
370 pp, 11 1/8" H. Dark blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front board, gilt decoration on front and rear boards, top edge gilt. No. 302 of "Four hundred copies for the Public" - an additional "one hundred reserved for presentation to the Public Libraries, the Press, and Friends". Tissue-covered frontispiece, plus two additional tissue-covered b&w plates (the Tower of Contignolo and the Castle of Montecchio). A few pages as yet unopened. A biography of the 14th century English mercenary, Sir John Hawkwood, who spent most of his life in Italy. An interesting look at the military, political and social life of the time. Bery light browning to endpapers, preliminary pages and also in page margins and gutters; browning and waviness to fore-edge and bottom of text block; small tear at bottom edge of page leaves 21/22 & 207/208 - archivally taped; several small creases at bottom vorner of pages 293 to 296; small chip at fore-edge of page leaf 249/250; light to moderate edge wear on boards; wrinkling and wear at top/bottom of spine - loss of cloth at top of spine and rear hinge; light wear and at corners; light to moderate rubbing on boards - mainly on rear board with come colour loss; small bump at rear board corners. Book is protected in a stiff mylar sleeve. 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
THE ARCHITECTURE OF EDWARD & W.S. MAXWELL., Theberge, Pierre; Hill, Robert G.; Bland, John; Yates, Henry B.; James, Ellen; Pepall, Rosalind M.; Sweeny, Robert; Murray, Irena; Wolfe, Jeanne M.; Jacobs, Peter.
48 Theberge, Pierre; Hill, Robert G.; Bland, John; Yates, Henry B.; James, Ellen; Pepall, Rosalind M.; Sweeny, Robert; Murray, Irena; Wolfe, Jeanne M.; Jacobs, Peter. THE ARCHITECTURE OF EDWARD & W.S. MAXWELL.
Montreal Montreal Museum of Fine Arts 1991 289192150X / 9782891921503 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
91 pp, 11" H. B&w and colour photographs, elevations, floor plans. "The brothers Edward and William S. Maxwell of Montreal were among Canada's foremost architects at the turn of the century. Their work includes city and country houses, railway stations, hotels, government buildings, and cultural institutions, among them such landmarks as the Saskatchewan Legislative Building, the tower block of the Chateau Frontenac and the original 1912 building of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Published on the occasion of the travelling exhibition (of the same name), this catalogue constitutes the first comprehensive study of a firm whose buildings span the country. The fruit of the Maxwell's collaboration is illustrated with watercolour renderings, elevation drawings and photographs. In addition, the architects' relationship with their clients and the firm's close co-operation with craftsmen and artists is examined." Interior - book slightly cracked at centre, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very small piece of surface paper loss at bottom of spine, light crease down spine. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
LORNE PARK DREAMS OF LONG AGO., Weeks, Verna Mae.
49 Weeks, Verna Mae. LORNE PARK DREAMS OF LONG AGO.
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
 
 
PORT CREDIT: A GLIMPSE OF OTHER DAYS., Weeks, Verna Mae.
50 Weeks, Verna Mae. PORT CREDIT: A GLIMPSE OF OTHER DAYS.
Mississauga, Ontario Verna Mae Weeks 1995 0969130163 / 9780969130161 First Edition Soft Cover Fine 
194 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. A local history of Port Credit, Ontario, now part of the city of Mississauga. Contents: Introduction; The Credit River Indian Band; On the River; The Harbour; The First Fire; Recovery, and the Second Fire; Wrecks, and Brave Vesselmen; The Ann Brown; The Last of the Stone Hookers; The Fishing Tugs; River Sports and Recreations; The Park on the Little Green Island; In the Village; The Oil Companies; The Brick Yard; The Starch Works; The Lumber Yard; Inns and Hotels; The Public Schools; The Public Library; An Historic Graveyard; On Peter Street; The Village Dressmaker; A Lake Captain; The Marshes; As the Years Passed By. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
51 Weeks, Verna Mae. PORT CREDIT: A GLIMPSE OF OTHER DAYS.
Mississauga, Ontario Verna Mae Weeks 1995 0969130163 / 9780969130161 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
194 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. A local history of Port Credit, Ontario, now part of the city of Mississauga. Contents: Introduction; The Credit River Indian Band; On the River; The Harbour; The First Fire; Recovery, and the Second Fire; Wrecks, and Brave Vesselmen; The Ann Brown; The Last of the Stone Hookers; The Fishing Tugs; River Sports and Recreations; The Park on the Little Green Island; In the Village; The Oil Companies; The Brick Yard; The Starch Works; The Lumber Yard; Inns and Hotels; The Public Schools; The Public Library; An Historic Graveyard; On Peter Street; The Village Dressmaker; A Lake Captain; The Marshes; As the Years Passed By. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very tiny crease at bottom corner of covers, minor twist to spine, minor soiling on bottom of text block. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
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