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The Revenge of the Methodist Bicycle Company  Sunday streetcars and municipal reform in Toronto, 1888-1897, Armstrong, Christopher
1 Armstrong, Christopher The Revenge of the Methodist Bicycle Company Sunday streetcars and municipal reform in Toronto, 1888-1897
Toronto Peter Martin Associates 1977 0887781683 / 9780887781681 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Dust jacket shows some edge wear and light creasing, pages a little tanned ; A tight solid book. DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; B&W Illustrations; 214 pages; The story is simple: big-money interest who owned Toronto's street railways wanted to run streetcars on Sundays. They claimed this would be a boon to the working man on his day of rest, but it was clear that profit was their real motive. Respectable leaders of Toronto society were adamantly opposed; Sunday streetcars were a desecration of the Sabbath, the work of the Devil. But ultimately, the robber barons won and the cars ran on Sunday-just as the first great bicycle craze began. Everybody bought bikes-some of them from the Methodist Bicycle Company-and the Sunday streetcars were virtually empty. Revenge is a rollicking good story peopled by flamboyant characters with Good and Evil fighting it out in public view. Richly illustrated with cartoons and photographs from the period, it is an exuberant refutation of the notion that Canadian history is dull. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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The Lion, the Eagle, and Upper Canada: A Developing Colonial Ideology, Errington, Jane
2 Errington, Jane The Lion, the Eagle, and Upper Canada: A Developing Colonial Ideology
Montreal McGill-Queen's University Press 1987 0773506039 / 9780773506039 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Only slight wear.; A bright, solid book, DJ in Mylar ; 0.95 x 9.32 x 5.92 Inches; 272 pages; "Errington argues that in order to appreciate the evolution of Upper Canadian beliefs, particularly the development of political ideology, it is necessary to understand the various and changing perceptions of the United States and of Great Britain held by different groups of colonial leaders. Colonial ideology inevitably evolved in response to changing domestic circumstances and to the colonists' knowledge of altering world affairs. It is clear, however, that from the arrival of the first loyalists in 1748 to the passage of the Naturalization Bill in 1828, the attitudes and beliefs of the Upper Canadian elite reflect the fact that the colony was a British- American community. Errington reveals that Upper Canada was never as anti-American as popular lore suggests, even in the midst of the War of 1812. By the mid 1820s, largely due to their conflicting views of Great Britain and the United States, Upper Canadians were irrevocably divided. The Tory administration argued that only by decreasing the influence of the United States, enforcing a conservative British mould on colonial society, and maintaining strong ties with the Empire could Upper Canada hope to survive. The forces of reform, on the other hand, asserted that Upper Canada was not and could not become a re-creation of Great Britain and that to deny its position in North America could only lead to internal dissent and eventual amalgamation with the United States. Errington's description of these early attempts to establish a unique Upper Canadian identity reveals the historical background of a dilemma which has yet to be resolved." 
Price: 21.50 USD
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Eavesdroppings  Stories From Small Towns When Sin Was Fun, Green, Bob
3 Green, Bob Eavesdroppings Stories From Small Towns When Sin Was Fun
Toronto Dundurn 2006 1550026291 / 9781550026290 First Edition; First Printing Softcover Near Fine Signed by Author
Signed by Author; Only slight wear to card covers; Signed by the author on the front fly leaf. A bright, solid book.; 8.82 X 5.98 X 0.55 inches; 200 pages; "Eavesdroppings recounts life in the small towns of Ontario before sin arrived on the Internet - a time when churches were never locked and parents, not wishing to be disturbed while they listened to the radio, shooed their children out to play in the dark, unguarded streets without fear. Here you'll find comedy, outrage, and tragedy but no disguise. Included are actual events and the names of all persons involved.The author tracks the quaint immorality of smalltown sin in the 1930s and its evolution from full-frontal bingo in the churches to the current degeneracy of nude women wrestling men in vats of Jell-O in licensed nightclubs, but he never moralizes. Indeed, he provides no uplifting messages at all - just gossip, which, as Oscar Wilde said, "is what history is all about and more fun." 
Price: 17.50 USD
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Morris Township Past to Present, Kirkby, Jeanne
4 Kirkby, Jeanne Morris Township Past to Present
Morris, ON Morris Township 1981 First Edition Paperback Very Good 
Card covers show some shelf wear, with previous owner's notation on outside of back cover, light soil to page edges. ; A tight solid book. ; B&W Photographs 
Price: 27.50 USD
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The Face of Early Toronto  An archival record, 1797-1936, Martyn, Lucy Booth
5 Martyn, Lucy Booth The Face of Early Toronto An archival record, 1797-1936
Sutton West Paget Press 1982 0920348246 / 9780920348246 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
DJ shows light shelf wear, some creasing and one short tear top edge. ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; Maps and B&W photos; 157 pages; The highlights of this book are the number of street maps taken from Goad's 1884 Atlas of Toronto, architectural drawings of 19th century buildings and early photographs of buildings accompanied by a short history. 
Price: 44.95 USD
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Sketches of Temiskaming, Newton-White, Muriel E.
6 Newton-White, Muriel E. Sketches of Temiskaming
Cobalt ON Highway Book Shop 1972 088954008X / 9780889540088 First Edition Softcover Very Good+ 
Light shelfwear to card cover edges. Small stain on back cover. ; A bright, solid book.; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 41 pages; Poetry about the Temiskaming area of Ontario accompanied by black and white pencil sketches. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Index to the Publications of the Ontario Historical Society, 1899-1972, Society, Ontario Historical
7 Society, Ontario Historical Index to the Publications of the Ontario Historical Society, 1899-1972
Toronto Ontario Historical Society 1974 Softcover Very Good+ 
Light edge wear to green card covers; A bright, solid book ; Trade PB; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 175 pages 
Price: 29.95 USD
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Twenty-Seven Years In Canada West Or The Experience of an Early Settler, Strickland, Samuel & Agnes Strickland (editor)
8 Strickland, Samuel & Agnes Strickland (editor) Twenty-Seven Years In Canada West Or The Experience of an Early Settler
Edmonton, AB Hurtig Publishers 1972 088830028X / 9780888300287 Facsimile; Second Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Very light shelf wear to DJ, but sun-faded on spine. Prev. owner's name stamped on FFEP. ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. Blue cloth covered boards are bright with black and gilt title on spine ; Small 8vo 7" - 8" tall; 344 pages; "The Canada West of his colonial experience extended from the bush country just east of Toronto to the Huron Tract in southwestern Ontario. Typical of many scions of genteel but no longer wealthy British families, Samuel Strickland came to Canada in 1825 hoping to establish himself in a new open society. It was his earliest experiences as a gentleman pioneer in a thoroughlyuncivilized wilderness that provided the background for his narrative originally published in 1853". 
Price: 40.00 USD
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