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THE ARROW., Dow, James.
81 Dow, James. THE ARROW.
Toronto James Lorimer 1997 1550285548 / 9781550285543 Soft Cover Fine 
166 pp, 9" H. B&w photographs. "Here is the fascinating story of the rise and fall of the Arrow, the legendary interceptor jet aircraft developed by A.V. Roe Canada in the fifties. The Arrow was an unprecedented success story for Canada's fledgling aviation industry. It was conceived by its builders as the culmination of an impressive string of world firsts. Faster than any previous aircraft, it represented the leading edge of technology and an achievement of the highest calibre. Then came the dramatic decision whose rationale was not made public at the time and which remains hard to fathom even today. The Diefenbaker government cancelled the Arrow, and everything was destroyed, including the planes themselves. Nothing was to remain. Working from official documents, archives, interviews and a wide range of unofficial sources, James Dow presents the authoritative story of A.V. Roe Canada and its projects. He describes how the Arrow was developed and why it was killed. Dow takes us behind the scenes to the real dynamics and rivalries which were a part of the Arrow from the beginning and which explain its fate. This edition of the definitive books on the subject has been updated with a new introduction." 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE ARROW., Dow, James.
82 Dow, James. THE ARROW.
Toronto James Lorimer 1979 0888622811 Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
160 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "The Arrow (supersonic fighter) appeared on Avro's drawing boards in 1952 and was in the air by 1958. Test flights were a great success, and five aircraft had flown by 1959. Then came the dramatic decision whose rationale was not made public at the time, and which even now seems obscure. The Arrow was cancelled, and everything to do with it, including the planes that had already flown, was broken into scrap. Nothing was to remain. To tell the story of the Arrow, James Dow explores the impressive experience of Canada's aircraft industry, created from virtually nothing during the Second World War by C.D. Howe and recruits from the business world. Avro was put together when the government aircraft companies were sold off at the war's end. Avro's first postwar project was the Jetliner, conceived in 1945 for Air Canada (then TCA). It was very nearly the world's first passenger jet, and was first in the air in August 1949 only days behind Britain's Comet. Avro's military experience came with the CF-100 Canuck fighter, which flew first in 1951. There was even an experimental flying saucer, built for the U.S. armed forces. The Arrow was to be the culmination of this experience and this success." Previous owner's place, date and signature in ink on front free endpaper; some light toning to endpapers and to edges of text block, very tiny bump at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate rubbing, several small tears with creases at top edge, light edge wear, one small edge chip, protectedin a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
83 Dubro, James. MOB MISTRESS,
Toronto Macmillan of Canada 1988 077159917X / 9780771599170 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
200 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w photographs. "(Shirley Ryce) tells of her upbringing as the spoiled daughter of a local bookie and card-game organizer, of her early marriage, and of the fateful meeting that turned a bored housewife and mother into a mob mistress. (She) moved in organized crime circles for almost two decades, and had many mob affairs. Although she knew little of the mobsters' 'business', she saw a great deal of the mob at play. Her break with the Papalias (Hamilton, Ontario crime family) and their cohorts, and her co-operation with the police, marked a dramatic change in ther life, and in 'Mob Mistress' she looks back at who and what she was with self-deprecating frankness. At the same time, she and Dubro both give an informed and clear-eyed view of her former 'playmates' - and of the law-enforcement officers who fight them daily." Small bump to bottom corner of both boards. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, small corner crease on front flap, very light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
NOTHING MORE COMFORTING: CANADA'S HERITAGE FOOD., Duncan, Dorothy
84 Duncan, Dorothy NOTHING MORE COMFORTING: CANADA'S HERITAGE FOOD.
Toronto Dundurn 2003 1550024477 / 9781550024470 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
250 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H). "(A) reflection of our society: an eclectic mix of many different cultures and traditions. Dorothy Duncan - with her extensive knowledge of heritage foods - has chosen her favourite 'Country Fare' columns from the popular 'Century Home' magazine for this wonderful book on Canada's heritage cuisine. Each column focuses on one particular food or ingredient, and is followed by historical facts and traditional recipes for you to try at home. Fast food restaurants and instant foods will never replace our seasonal and regional specialties: maple syrup, fiddleheads, rhubarb (pie plant to our ancestors), asparagus, corn on the cob, Saskatoon berries, and McIntosh apples. The recipes in this book take advantage of Canada's unique foods, creating a taste that is distinctly Canadian." Faint soiling to fore-edge of text block, tiny faint soiling mark on copyright page. Dust jacket very light wrinkling, minor soiling. Postage for this light item will be reduced to most destinations. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
NOTHING MORE COMFORTING: CANADA'S HERITAGE FOOD., Duncan, Dorothy.  Signed
85 Duncan, Dorothy. Signed NOTHING MORE COMFORTING: CANADA'S HERITAGE FOOD.
Toronto Dundurn 2003 1550024477 / 9781550024470 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Signed by Author
250 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H). SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE. "(A) reflection of our society: an eclectic mix of many different cultures and traditions. Dorothy Duncan - with her extensive knowledge of heritage foods - has chosen her favourite 'Country Fare' columns from the popular 'Century Home' magazine for this wonderful book on Canada's heritage cuisine. Each column focuses on one particular food or ingredient, and is followed by historical facts and traditional recipes for you to try at home. Fast food restaurants and instant foods will never replace our seasonal and regional specialties: maple syrup, fiddleheads, rhubarb (pie plant to our ancestors), asparagus, corn on the cob, Saskatoon berries, and McIntosh apples. The recipes in this book take advantage of Canada's unique foods, creating a taste that is distinctly Canadian." Small bump at bottom corner of rear board, tiny bump at bottom corner of front board. Dust jacket has some small areas of very light edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. Postage for this light item will be reduced to most destinations. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
86 Duncan, Joy, ed. Illustrated by Sgt. Dale Davies, R.C.M.P. RED SERGE WIVES.
Centennial Book Committee, n.p., (1974), Ist edition. 
249 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs. "A story of the wives of R.C.M.P. members is as old as the story of the Force itself for, with the formation of the North-West Mounted Police and the appointment of its first married officers, women became inextricably involved in the welfare of the neophyte police body." Stories about, and reminiscences of, R.C.M.P. wives from the earliest days to around the middle of the twenieth century. Previous owners info on half-title page, light edge wear to boards, tiny dints to edges of boards, light wrinkling to hinges. Dust jacket has small chips and closed tears, small sticker residue on rear panel, old tape repairs at top edge, moderate rubbing. VG/G 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
WINGS FOR VICTORY:  THE REMARKABLE STORY OF THE BRITISH COMMONWEALTH AIR TRAINING PLAN IN CANADA., Dunmore, Spencer.
87 Dunmore, Spencer. WINGS FOR VICTORY: THE REMARKABLE STORY OF THE BRITISH COMMONWEALTH AIR TRAINING PLAN IN CANADA.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1994 0771029276 / 9780771029271 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
399 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs. "Full of personal anecdotes, (this) is the story of the BCATP (British Commonwealth Air Training Plan) and of the politicians who negotiated it into existence, of the officers and airmen of the RCAF and the RAF, and of the many civilians who made it work day by day. Above all, it is the story of the young men who entered the scheme as clerks and farmers, students and salesmen, and graduated as pilots, navigators, air gunners, air bombers, and flight engineers." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, tiny wrinkle at top of hinges. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, slight fading to spine colour. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
WINGS FOR VICTORY:  THE REMARKABLE STORY OF THE BRITISH COMMONWEALTH AIR TRAINING PLAN IN CANADA., Dunmore, Spencer.
88 Dunmore, Spencer. WINGS FOR VICTORY: THE REMARKABLE STORY OF THE BRITISH COMMONWEALTH AIR TRAINING PLAN IN CANADA.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1994 0771029276 / 9780771029271 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
399 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs. "Full of personal anecdotes, (this) is the story of the BCATP (British Commonwealth Air Training Plan) and of the politicians who negotiated it into existence, of the officers and airmen of the RCAF and the RAF, and of the many civilians who made it work day by day. Above all, it is the story of the young men who entered the scheme as clerks and farmers, students and salesmen, and graduated as pilots, navigators, air gunners, air bombers, and flight engineers." Light cigarette odour, very light browning to edges of textblock. Dust jacket has very minor edge wear/wrinkling - tiny tear and light wear at bottom of rear flap-fold. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
89 Dunn, Kenneth W., foreword. DIRECTORY OF GRADUATES, 1890-1965.
Montreal Graduates' Society of McGill University 1966 Hard Cover Very Good- 
759 pp, 9" H. Red buckram boards with gold lettering on spine, red lettering/crest on front board. "This fourth 'Directory of Graduates' includes all living holders of McGill degrees conferred up to and including the 1965 Fall Convocation. It also contains those McGill diploma graduates and past students whose names are on the Graduates' Society's records, but this category is not complete." Some areas of light to moderate edge rubbing. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
CANADIAN IMPRESSIONISM., Duval, Paul.
90 Duval, Paul. CANADIAN IMPRESSIONISM.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1990 0771029650 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good 
166 pp, square 4to (11 3/4" H). "This beautiful volume, full of the light and colour that characterize most Impressionist art, is a thoroughly enjoyable guide to Canadian Impressionist painting from roughly 1885 to 1920. It brings together, for the first time in book form, the Canadian representatives of the world's most popular and accessible school of painting, offering a totally fresh look at a now-vanished society, and presenting a strong contrast to the isolated, unpopulated vision of the country usually portrayed by the Group of Seven - although members of that group are represented in their earlier, more intimate styles. 'Canadian Impressionism' conveys a vivid cross-section of the subject, including many paintings that have never before been reproduced. The work of neglected artists such as Helen McNicoll, Frank Armington, John S. Gordon, John Russell, and William Clapp is featured among the seventy full-colour plates, alongside the more familiar talents of J.W. Morrice, Paul Peel, Lawren Harris, Maurice Cullen, and A.Y. Jackson. (A) revelation and a delight, showing as it does a charming side of Canadian art that has not, until now, received the attention that it deserves." Light toning to edges of pages/text block, waviness to top/bottom edges of text block, several very small dents at bottom edge of boards, a few small shallow dents on fore-edge of boards, several very light stains on boards. Dust jacket has minor waviness at top/bottom edges, very light toning at top/bottom inside edges, sharp crease down rear hinge 
Price: 67.50 USD
 
 
91 Eayrs, James. NORTHERN APPROACHES: CANADA AND THE SEARCH FOR PEACE.
Toronto Macmillan Canada 1961 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
195 pp, 8 3/4" H. "A brilliant intelligence is brought to bear on the vital issues of Canadian defence and foreign policy, on Canada's relations with the U.S. and the British Commonwealth and the Communist bloc. Canadians do not always look at these problems in the same way as their North American neighbours. This book considers the Canadian 'style' in approaching such questions. (Discusses) difficult and frightening issues such as the location of the Great Deterrent, the acquisition of nuclear weaons, the fate of the Avro Arrow, civil defence. (Eayrs) examines the 'Nostrum of Neutralism' and while he concedes its appeal, concludes that the arguments in its favour are not valid at present. Commonwealth concerns, the monarchy, America's ill-fated intervention in Cuba, the role of the United Nations, the non-recognition of Communist China - all these questions and others of the kind are fearlessly and realistically discussed." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has beem price-clipped, has very light soiling/rubbing, light edge wear - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few tiny edge tears archivally taped. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THOREAU MacDONALD: A CATALOGUE OF DESIGN AND ILLUSTRATION., Edison, Margaret E.  Letter by Barker Fairley.  Autobiographical note by Thoreau MacDonald.
92 Edison, Margaret E. Letter by Barker Fairley. Autobiographical note by Thoreau MacDonald. THOREAU MacDONALD: A CATALOGUE OF DESIGN AND ILLUSTRATION.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1973 0802019595 / 9780802019592 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good- Thoreau MacDonald. 
190 pp, small 4to (10 3/4" H). Ex-library copy. Profusely illustrated in b&w. "(A) record of the works of Thoreau MacDonald as a designer and illustrator. The basis of the catalogue is a collection built up by Margaret E. Edison since the early thirites, when TM began to be a leader in Canadian book designing: it is the first bibliographic catalogue of the work of a Canadian artist. Thoreau MacDonald, born near Toronto in 1901, is the only son of J.E.H. MacDonald, a member of the Group of Seven. His childhood was spent in the woods and fields near High Park and his chapter of recollections, written especially for this book, tells of his delight in nature. For the past sixty years, he has lived in Thornhill, and his love and respect for the rural way of life is referred to by Barker Fairley in an introductory letter, also written for this book. An evaluation of his work by E.R. Hunter, art critic and author of a book on Thoreau MacDonald, is contained in the text." Ex-library copy with the a few stamps and labels - mainly at front and rear, several very small old tape residue marks on endpapers, slight browning to edges of text block - soiling on top near spine, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, sticker mark/residue at bottom of spine, small tear at top of front hinge - archivally taped, old cover/tape residue marks at top of inside spine - now protected by removeable mylar sleeve. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
THOREAU MacDONALD: A CATALOGUE OF DESIGN AND ILLUSTRATION., Edison, Margaret E.  Letter by Barker Fairley.  Autobiographical note by Thoreau MacDonald.
93 Edison, Margaret E. Letter by Barker Fairley. Autobiographical note by Thoreau MacDonald. THOREAU MacDONALD: A CATALOGUE OF DESIGN AND ILLUSTRATION.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1973 0802019595 / 9780802019592 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Thoreau MacDonald. 
190 pp, small 4to (10 3/4" H). Profusely illustrated in b&w. "(A) record of the works of Thoreau MacDonald as a designer and illustrator. The basis of the catalogue is a collection built up by Margaret E. Edison since the early thirites, when TM began to be a leader in Canadian book designing: it is the first bibliographic catalogue of the work of a Canadian artist. Thoreau MacDonald, born near Toronto in 1901, is the only son of J.E.H. MacDonald, a member of the Group of Seven. His childhood was spent in the woods and fields near High Park and his chapter of recollections, written especially for this book, tells of his delight in nature. For the past sixty years, he has lived in Thornhill, and his love and respect for the rural way of life is referred to by Barker Fairley in an introductory letter, also written for this book. An evaluation of his work by E.R. Hunter, art critic and author of a book on Thoreau MacDonald, is contained in the text." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight waviness to book. Dust jacket has deveral small edge tears archivally taped, a few tiny chips, light fading to spine color, minor soiling - including a small ink line at top edge of rear panel. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
NATIONAL RESEARCH IN CANADA:  THE NRC, 1916-1966., Eggleston, Wilfrid.  Foreword by W.G. Schneider.
94 Eggleston, Wilfrid. Foreword by W.G. Schneider. NATIONAL RESEARCH IN CANADA: THE NRC, 1916-1966.
Toronto Clarke, Irwin 1978 0772011818 / 9780772011817 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
470 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photoraphs. "Skidding tires. Jet engines. Stars. Improved packaging. Seaweed. Radar. Wheat rust. Atoms. All have been the objects of intensive research by Canadian scientists. We are scarcely aware of the effects of such scientific reseach and planning on our daily lives; yet their impact is incalculable. The National Research Council in Ottawa has been responsible not only for research conducted in its own laboratories, but also in universities and regional laboratories across the country. The history of the Council is enriched by strong personalities such as Dr. Henry Marshall Tory, its first President and early champion of federal research. It chronicles the frustration of bureaucratic haggling, and the battles for improved funding and facilities to carry on important projects. It is the dramatic account of wartime work for more effective weaponry, on gas masks, radar and atomic fission. And it details the equally significant, but less known work on wheat rust, the difficulties of construction in the Canadian environment and wind tunnel experiments to ensure aviation safety." Wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor soiling on front board, minor corner wear. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine, light rubbing on front panel. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
CANADA 95.  THE COLLECTION OF 1995 STAMPS., Ellis, Louise and Ebbs, Leslie Elizabeth.
95 Ellis, Louise and Ebbs, Leslie Elizabeth. CANADA 95. THE COLLECTION OF 1995 STAMPS.
Canada Canada Post Corporation 1995 066059837X / 9780660598376 Hard Cover Near Fine 
66 pp, 10 3/4" H. Black covers with gilt lettering on spine, blindstamped maple leaf and lettering on front board. Pictorial endpapers, colour and b&w photographs, drawings throughout. Colour illustrated slipcase. Contains 68 stamps (collated), which have been removed from the original envelope and inserted into the protective plastic sleeves on the appropriate pages - face value over $32.00. Louisbourg (5); Manitoba 125 (1); Bridges (4); Golf (5); Group of Seven (7); New Members (3); Historic Vehicles (6); Alfred Pellan (1); Comic Book Superheroes (5); Lunenburg Academy (1); The Arctic (5); Christmas - Emile Brunet Stone Carvings (3); Animal Migration - Canada/Mexico (4) 1945 (4); The Holocaust (1); United Nations (1); La Francophonie (1); 30th Anniversary of Flag (1); Definitive Stamps (8); Greeting Stamps (2). Bilingual text (English/French). Book and slipcase are in fine condition. Minor wear on edges of original envelope that contained stamps. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
SHADOW OF HEAVEN: THE LIFE OF LESTER PEARSON.  VOLUME ONE: 1897-1948., English, John.
96 English, John. SHADOW OF HEAVEN: THE LIFE OF LESTER PEARSON. VOLUME ONE: 1897-1948.
Toronto Lester & Orpen Dennys 1989 0886191653 / 9780886191658 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
414 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "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? In this formidable and fascinating first volume, John English casts new light on the private and publice life of this remarkable Canadian." Very light edge wear, very light wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, very light rubbing, minor browning at top edge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
97 English, John. THE LIFE OF LESTER 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+ Very Good 
414 pp, 473 pp, 9 1/4" H - 2 volume set. B&w photographs. '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: 40.00 USD
 
 
98 Epp, Frank H. MENNONITES IN CANADA, 1920-1940: A PEOPLE'S STRUGGLE FOR SURVIVAL.
Toronto Macmillan of Canada 1982 0771597088 / 9780771597084 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
640 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, tables. "(1920-1940) was a critical period when the Mennonites' survival in Canada was under a variety of external threats. It was also an age in which Mennonite history was marked by fragmentation even in their own communities. During this twenty-year timespan the battle for separate schooling led to a significant emigration of Canadian Mennonites to Latin America, while another struggle was waged with our immigration authorities to allow the entry of Russian Mennonites into Canada. The book also covers the impact of the Depression on the Mennonites and their efforts to preserve their culture and racial identity. The book ends with the response of the Mennonites to the outbreak of the Second World War." Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing/soiling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
99 Evans, A. Margaret and Barker, C.A.V. CENTURY ONE: A HISTORY OF THE ONTARIO VETERINARY ASSOCIATION, 1874-1974.
Guelph, Ontario Self-published 1976 0969069000 Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
516 pp, 9 1/4" H. Pictorial endpapers, b&w photographs. "Few people appreciate the significant contribution made by veterinarians to the economic importance of the livestock industry, the quality of small animals and the control of diseases affecting public health throughout Canada. The increasing value of such work is largely due to the efforts of the profession itself, particularly in the province of Ontario. Human survival still depends on animals and animal products. To that close relationship the veterinarian brings the benefits of modern science; his professional skill and integrity today defend the economic and physical well-being of all citizens. In a fast-flowing but detailed narrative, the authors review the early years of the O.V.A., its emphasis on high ethical and scientific standards and a long struggle for adequate statutory recognition. These advances have been closely linked to the remarkable role of the Ontario Veterinary College throughout the century. The book also traces the rise of the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association to its position of national influence. In Canada, the profession is unique in that close collaboration with all levels of government is constantly required. The control and suppression of rabies is only one example - perhaps the best know to the public." Dust jacket has tiny tear/wrinkling at top of front hinge - archivally taped, minor soiling. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
100 Fairclough, Ellen Louks. Introduction by Margaret Conrad. SATURDAY'S CHILD: MEMOIRES OF CANADA'S FIRST FEMALE CABINET MINISTER.
Toronto University of Toronto 1995 0802007368 / 9780802007360 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
179 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "Ellen Fairclough is perhaps best known as the first woman in Canada to become a federal cabinet minister. John Diefenbaker appointed her Secretary of State in 1957. In the course of her career she also served as Minister of Citizenship and Immigration and Minister responsible for Indian Affairs, and was in charge of the National Gallery, the National Film Board, the Dominion Archives, and the National Library. She was also a chartered accountant, a business woman, a local politician in Hamilton (Ontario), and a wife and mother. At a time when many people believed that a woman's place was in the home, she successfully balanced family obligations with a career in the largely male world of politics." Minor wrinkle at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkle at top of rear flap. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
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