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Thinking with Both Hands; Sir Daniel Wilson in the Old World and the New, Ash, Marinell &  Elizabeth Hulse (editor)
1 Ash, Marinell & Elizabeth Hulse (editor) Thinking with Both Hands; Sir Daniel Wilson in the Old World and the New
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1999 0802044433 / 9780802044433 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Only slight wear ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar. ; B&W Illustrations; 9.29 X 6.28 X 1.27 inches; 392 pages; "This book is an exhaustive look at the life and career of one of the last century's most interesting and accomplished educators. Widely admired in his own day, Sir Daniel Wilson has been largely forgotten. This collection reappraises his contribution to many fields of endeavour and to the development of the University of Toronto. As well as his own life and work, the authors examine aspects of Victorian culture and science through the prism of the career of this most interesting and accomplished educator. The volume also includes a chronology of Wilson's life and a comprehensive bibliography of his published and unpublished writings." 
Price: 37.50 USD
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The Doctor Rode Side-saddle, Buck, Ruth Matheson
2 Buck, Ruth Matheson The Doctor Rode Side-saddle
Toronto McClelland and Stewart 1974 0771017359 / 9780771017353 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Author; DJ has a couple of short tears, spine faded. Extensive gift notation on front free end paper. ; Author inscription on title page, inscribed to the subject of gift inscription. A tight solid book. DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; B&W Illustrations; 175 pages; The remarkable story of Elizabeth Matheson stands out as a biography of one of Canada's extraordinary women and as a compelling picture of pioneer life on the prairies. One of Canada's first woman doctors, she was a determined, truly remarkable person, whose character and achievements, from her early days in Ontario and India to her death in 1958, are recounted by her daughter, author Ruth Matheson Buck. Here are her struggles as a woman and a mother of nine, her fight against discrimination in the medical profession, her tireless efforts to gain the trust of the Cree Indians at the Onion Lake Mission in Northern Saskatchewan, built up over the years, and her exhausting, life-saving journeys to the bleak outposts of her practice. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Onassis  Aristotle and Christina, Davis, L. J.
3 Davis, L. J. Onassis Aristotle and Christina
New York St. Martin's Press 1986 0312584717 / 9780312584719 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket 
Board edges and DJ show light edge wear, 1/4" chip missing from top front edge of DJ.; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; B&W Photographs; 8.30 X 5.70 X 1.20 inches; 269 pages; A biography of the Greek shipping magnate, and his daughter. "The author details Onassis's financial coups, rivalries, many romantic affairs, friendships, etc. More engrossing sections describe his daughter Christina's life, stressing the vast difference between the private woman and the adopted persona. Outwardly, she suggests a neurotic: four failed marriages interrupting frantic running around in search of diversions. But Davis shows that Christina has inherited and is wisely using her father's business acumen. Immediately after his death, she took control of the Onassis empire and is building on it. The book is sharply witty and entertaining. " 
Price: 16.50 USD
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Annie Howells and Achille Frechette, Doyle, John Robert
4 Doyle, John Robert Annie Howells and Achille Frechette
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1980 0802054501 / 9780802054500 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket 
Beige dust jacket a little dust soiled, short tears, glue mark on front cover. ; A bright, solid book, dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 157 pages; Annie Howells was the daughter of the US Consul in Quebec and the sister of William Dean Howells. Achille Fréchette was a translator for the House of Commons and the brother of French-Canadian poet Louis Fréchette. Both were authors in their own right. After their marriage in 1877, they quickly established a distinguished social circle with such luminaries as the eventual Prime Minister, Wilfred Laurier, Alphonse Lusignan and Archibald Lampman. 
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5 Duff, A.B. & F. Galy Hommes d'État
Paris, France Desclée de Brouwer 1936 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
3 individual volumes without DJ's or slipcase, light soil to beige cloth covered boards, light foxing on a few pages, light bumping of corners; Black and brown titles and design stamped onto front and spine, bright, solid books, hinges intact, text unmarked, mitered edges. Text in French; 3 Tomes (3 volumes); B&W Illustrations; 1944 pages; Volume 1 contains Philip of Macedon (Philippe de Macédoine) by Victor Chapot, Caius Gracchus by André Oltramare, Sylla by Léon Homo, Constantine (Constantin) by Jean-Remy Palanque, Theodoric the Great (Théodoric le Grand) by Maurice Rey and Nicephorus II Phocas by O. Tafrali. Volume 2 - Frederick II of Hohenstaufen by A.B. Duff, Saint Louis by Fr. Olivier- Martin, Louis XI by J. Calmette, Michel de l'Hôpital by Robert Anchel, Lorenzo de' Medici (Laurent le Magnifique) by Augustin Renaudet and Philip II of Spain (Philippe II d'Espagne) by Rafael Altamira. Volume 3 - Catherine II by P. Miloukov, Danton by B. Mirkine-Guetzevitch, Metternich by André Robert, Cavour by Georges Bourgin, Thiers by A. Dupont and Disraeli by André and Daniel Toledano. 
Price: 49.95 USD
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Aganetha's Story, Dyck, Florence
6 Dyck, Florence Aganetha's Story
Self Published circa 2013 1771361840 / 9781771361842 First Edition Softcover Very Good+ Signed by Author
Signed by Author; Card covers show slight shelf wear.; Inscribed by author on front fly leaf. A bright, solid book. ; Trade PB; B&W Illustrations and Maps; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 256 pages; Using stories told to her by her Mother and Grandmother, Florence Dyck tries to recreate the life of her great-grandmother Aganetha Neufeld née Buhler and in doing so, discovers her Mennonite roots. "Aganetha immigrated to Canada with her family in 1876 at the age of 11 years. She was part of a movement that brought large groups of Mennonites from southern Russia to Canada during the years 1874-1880." " Included in this book is a brief history of Mennonites, a Buhler/Neufeld genealogy, and memories of Aganetha along with pictures and stories of her children and grandchildren." 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Bettina und Achim von Arnim  Eine fast romantische Ehe (Paare) (German Edition), Gersdorff, Dagmar von
7 Gersdorff, Dagmar von Bettina und Achim von Arnim Eine fast romantische Ehe (Paare) (German Edition)
Berlin Rowohlt 1997 3871342882 / 9783871342882 Hardcover Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Author; Only slight wear to dust jacket; A bright, solid book, DJ in Mylar. Text in German ; B&W Illustrations; 0.87 x 8.11 x 5.2 Inches; 206 pages; "Arnim (1781 – 1831) was influenced by the earlier writings of Goethe and Herder, from which he learned to appreciate the beauties of German traditional legends and folk songs. Forming a collection of these, published the result (1806–1808), in collaboration with Clemens Brentano under the title Des Knaben Wunderhorn. He married Brentano's sister Bettina in 1811, who won wide recognition as a writer in her own right, and their daughter Gisela (one of seven children) became a writer as well." 
Price: 17.50 USD
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Docteur Bethune; L'histoire du Docteur Norman Bethune de la Guerre d'Espagne de la Révolution chinoise, Gordon, Sydney; Ted Allan; Jean Paré translator
8 Gordon, Sydney; Ted Allan; Jean Paré translator Docteur Bethune; L'histoire du Docteur Norman Bethune de la Guerre d'Espagne de la Révolution chinoise
Montreal éditions l'étincelle 1973 0885150244 / 9780885150243 Second Printing Paperback Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
DJ shows light edge wear and creasing, short tear top DJ spine, previous owner's name back of front card cover. ; A tight solid book. DJ in Mylar ; Trade PB; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 313 pages; This was originally published in English as 'The Scalpel, the Sword'. Text in French. 
Price: 16.50 USD
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R.B. Bennett  The Calgary Years, Gray, James H.
9 Gray, James H. R.B. Bennett The Calgary Years
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1991 0802059759 / 9780802059758 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
DJ shows light edge wear, some damage to front cover, bottom fore corner of book bumped. ; Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. A tight, solid book.; B&W Photographs; 9.26 X 6.17 X 1.10 inches; 310 pages; A young New Brunswick lawyer arrived in Calgary in 1897. In the 30 years before he assumed the leadership of the federal Conservative party, Bennett served in many capacities in the Northwest Territories and the Alberta legislature. Business was another love - oil development, grain, real estate, mining. This book covers those 30 years of hard work. 
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Black Fire  The True Story of the Original Tom Sawyer--and of the Mysterious Fires That Baptized Gold Rush-Era San Francisco, Graysmith, Robert
10 Graysmith, Robert Black Fire The True Story of the Original Tom Sawyer--and of the Mysterious Fires That Baptized Gold Rush-Era San Francisco
New York Crown 2012 030772056X / 9780307720566 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
Light wear to DJ. Remainder dot on bottom page edges. Previous owner's initials on FFEP.; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; 9.30 X 6.60 X 1.20 inches; 268 pages; "The first biography of the little-known real-life Tom Sawyer (a friend of Mark Twain during his brief tenure as a California newspaper reporter), told through a harrowing account of Sawyer's involvement in the hunt for a serial arsonist who terrorized mid-nineteenth century San Francisco.When 28-year-old San Francisco Daily Morning Call reporter Mark Twain met Tom Sawyer at a local bathhouse in 1863, he was seeking a subject for his first novel. As Twain steamed, played cards, and drank beer with Sawyer (a volunteer firefighter, customs inspector, and local hero responsible for having saved ninety lives at sea), he had second thoughts about Shirley Tempest, his proposed book about a local girl firefighter, and began to envision a novel of wider scope. Twain learned that a dozen years earlier the then eighteen-year-old New York-born Sawyer had been a “Torch Boy,” one of the youths who raced ahead of the volunteer firemen’s hand-drawn engines at night carrying torches to light the way, always aware that a single spark could reduce the all-wood city of San Francisco to ashes in an instant. At that time a mysterious serial arsonist known by some as “The Lightkeeper” was in the process of burning San Francisco to the ground six times in eighteen months – the most disastrous and costly series of fires ever experienced by any American metropolis." 
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Latin Among Lions  Alvaro Guevara, Holman-Hunt, Diana
11 Holman-Hunt, Diana Latin Among Lions Alvaro Guevara
London Michael Joseph Ltd 1974 0718112903 / 9780718112905 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket 
Book shows slight wear, some erasure on front free end paper, DJ has short tears with light chipping, price crossed out lower front flap.; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 313 pages; "Álvaro Guevara Reimers (Valparaíso, Chile, 13 July 1894 – Aix-en-Provence, France, 16 October 1951) was a painter, based in London and loosely associated with the Bloomsbury set." He studied art in Britain and due to his family's wealth became well known among the wealthy, thus the title of the book. 
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The Clear Spirit;  twenty Canadian women and their times,, Innis, Mary (Quayle)
12 Innis, Mary (Quayle) The Clear Spirit; twenty Canadian women and their times,
Toronto, ON Canadian Federation of University Women By University of Toronto Press 1966 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket 
Signed by Editor; Light wear to blue cloth covered boards, dustjacket shows wear to extremities. ; A tight solid book, price clipped ust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 304 pages; Brief biographies of such Canadian luminaries as Pauline Johnson, Agnes Macphail, Madame de la Tour, L. M. Montgomery and Emily Carr. A gift inscription by the Chairman of the editorial committee Vida Peene 
Price: 16.50 USD
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Douglas Bader; a biography, Jackson, Robert
13 Jackson, Robert Douglas Bader; a biography
London Arthur Barker Ltd. 1983 021316857X / 9780213168575 Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
DJ shows light edge wear, previous owner's name on inside front board. ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; B&W Photographs; 9.21 X 6.30 X 1.02 inches; 170 pages; The biography of the reknowned pilot and World War II ace, who accomplished more than his airmen contemporaries despite having lost both legs due to an aviation crash in 1932. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Ingersoll; a Biographical Appreciation, Kittredge, Herman Eugene
14 Kittredge, Herman Eugene Ingersoll; a Biographical Appreciation
New York The Dresden Pub. Co 1911 Hardcover Very Good- with no dust jacket 
Front hinge has been repaired with archival materials, some edge wear and scuffing of marbled paper covered boards, some soiling of last few pages; 3/4 Morocco leather binding with marbled paper covered boards, marbled endpapers, frontispiece with tissue guard and 8 B&W photos, top edge gilt. Facsimile of letter foldout. Pages appear to be laid paper, some of the fore edges roughly opened. A solid book. This book finished up the 12 volume set of Ingersoll's Works.; Ingersoll's Works #13; B&W Illustrations; 581 pages; "Colonel Robert Green Ingersoll (August 11, 1833 – July 21, 1899) was a Civil War veteran, American political leader, and orator during the Golden Age of Freethought, noted for his broad range of culture and his defense of agnosticism." His father was a Presbyterian with abolitionist leanings. RG Ingersoll studied for the law and practiced with his brother in Illinois. "With the outbreak of the American Civil War, he raised the 11th Illinois Cavalry Regiment and took command. The regiment fought in the Battle of Shiloh. Ingersoll was later captured, then released on his promise that he would not fight again, which was common practice early in the war." After the war he dabbled at the edge of politics and became a renowned orator - most often speaking on the subjects of Free Thought and Humanism. Ingersoll was a long time friend of Walt Whitman and gave the eulogy at his funeral. 
Price: 39.95 USD
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Thomas Cranmer  A Life, MacCulloch, Diarmaid
15 MacCulloch, Diarmaid Thomas Cranmer A Life
New Haven Yale University Press 1996 0300066880 / 9780300066883 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Missing dust jacket ; A bright, solid book.; B&W Illustrations; 9.21 X 5.98 X 1.81 inches; 692 pages; "Thomas Cranmer was the architect of the Anglican Book of Common Prayer. He was the Archbishop who guided England through the early Reformation, and Henry VIII through the minefields of divorce. Diarmaid MacCulloch traces Cranmer from his East-Midland roots to early Tudor Cambridge, into the household of the family of Anne Boleyn, and through the political labyrinth of the Henrican court. By then a major English statesman, living the life of a mediaeval prince-bishop, Cranmer navigated the church through the king's vacillations and finalized two successive English Prayer Books. MacCulloch reconstructs the crises which Cranmer negotiated, from his compromising association with three of Henry's divorces, the plot by religious conservatives to oust him, his role in the attempt to establish Lady Jane Grey as Queen, to the vengeance of the Catholic Mary Tudor. In gaol after Mary's accession, Cranmer nearly succumbed to recant his life's achievements, but was able to turn the very day of his death at the stake into a dramatic demonstration of his Protestant faith. From this account, Cranmer emerges as a sharply-focussed figure, more conservative early in his career than admirers have allowed, more evangelical than Anglicanism would later find comfortable. His legacy is his contribution to the shape and structure of English speech and, through his Prayer Book, to the moulding of an international language and the theology it expressed." 
Price: 22.50 USD
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Remember Butler; the Story of Sir William Butler, McCourt, Edward
16 McCourt, Edward Remember Butler; the Story of Sir William Butler
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1967 First Canadian Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Dust jacket worn and scuffed heavily chipped with short tears and creasing, ink transfer on front flap. Corners of red cloth covered boards lightly bumped, whited out name on front free end paper along with some erasure, small smudge bottom of frontispiece ; DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped, tight solid book. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 276 pages; Sir William Butler, an Irish officer in the British Army served in Canada during the first Riel Rebellion and as intelligence officer with the Red River Expedition. His report on the conditions in the Canadian West led to the founding of North-West Mounted Police. These experiences formed the basis for his books 'The Great Lone Land' and 'The Wild North Land'. He also served in later years in Africa but resigned before the Boer War. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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17 Mitcham, Allison Prophet of the wilderness Abraham Gesner
Hantsport, NS Lancelot Press 1995 0889995818 / 9780889995819 Paperback Very Good- 
Some creasing of front card cover; A tight solid book. ; Trade PB; B&W Illustrations; 208 pages; Geologist, explorer, inventor, author, and founder of the first Natural History Museum in Canada 
Price: 16.50 USD
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18 Piddington, Helen The Inlet Memoir of a Modern Pioneer
Madeira Park, BC Harbour 2001 1550172379 / 9781550172379 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Only slight wear; A bright, solid book, DJ in Mylar ; Color Illustrations; 0.74 x 9.85 x 6.87 Inches; 200 pages; "Yearning for the peace and isolation of the mid-coast wilderness, Helen Piddington and Dane Campbell turned their backs on the comforts of city life and moved to a derelict log cabin in Loughborough Inlet some 150 miles north of Vancouver." Scattered through book are color illustrations by Piddington. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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James Cook, Maritime Scientist, Stamp, Tom &  Cordelia Stamp
19 Stamp, Tom & Cordelia Stamp James Cook, Maritime Scientist
Yorkshire, England Caedmon of Whitby 1978 0905355040 / 9780905355047 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
DJ and boards show some shelf wear, small 1/2" tear to top back of DJ. Gift inscriptions on FFEP. ; A tight solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector, unclipped. ; 8.58 X 5.43 X 0.47 inches; 159 pages 
Price: 15.00 USD
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The Dionnes, Tesher, Ellie
20 Tesher, Ellie The Dionnes
Toronto Seal Books 2000 0770428312 / 9780770428310 First Paperback Edition; First Printing Paperback Very Good 
Card covers show shelf wear, minor creasing, pages slightly yellowed.; A tight solid book. ; Mass Market PB; B&W Photographs; 6.80 X 4.10 X 0.80 inches; 322 pages; "A sensitive and candid inside account of the struggles of the Dionne quintuplets, from "million-dollar babies" to impoverished adults, and their ultimate triumph in the battle for compensation after years of exploitation. The miracle babies -- to this day the world's only surviving identical quintuplets -- were raised in a compound separated from their family and put on display for thousands of tourists. In addition to the personal struggles the three remaining sisters candidly relate, 'The Dionnes' recounts the stories of their friends, families, lawyers, supporters, and legions of admirers. 'The Dionnes' is a tale of humanity and courage, of family feuding and family solidarity, and of the long and painful road to justice." 
Price: 19.95 USD
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