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Image for Thinking with Both Hands; Sir Daniel Wilson in the Old World and the New

Thinking with Both Hands; Sir Daniel Wilson in the Old World and the New

By: Ash, Marinell & Elizabeth Hulse (editor)

Price: $37.50

Publisher: Toronto, University of Toronto Press: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18440

ISBN: 0802044433

Condition: 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 in... View more info

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Abraham Cristall The Story of a Simple Man

By: Cashman, Tony

Price: $16.50

Publisher: Edmonton, AB, Self Published: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19316

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Red cloth boards show very light shelf wear.; A bright, solid book.; B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 34 pages; "EDMONTON, capital of Alberta, Canada. Edmonton was first incorporated as a town in 1892. At that time, there were about 700 permanent residents. Founded on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River on the site of the former Hudson's Bay Company's Fort Edmonton, it gradually began to attract settlers. Abraham and Rebecca Cristall, Edmonton's first Jews, arrived in 1893. Their children, George and Rose, were the town's first Jewish-born children. Abe became a suc... View more info

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Annie Howells and Achille Frechette

By: Doyle, John Robert

Price: $16.50

Publisher: Toronto, University of Toronto Press: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16717

ISBN: 0802054501

Condition: 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 Fr├ęchette was a translator for the House of Commons and the brother of French-Canadian poet Louis Fr├ęchette. 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, A... View more info

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Louis David Riel Prophet of the New World

By: Flanagan, Thomas J.B.

Price: $14.50

Publisher: Toronto, University of Toronto Press: 1979

Edition: First Edition; Second Printing

Seller ID: 18758

ISBN: 0802054307

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


DJ shows very light shelf wear with 2 small tears on back top, lightly sun-faded on spine. ; A bright, solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 216 pages; "Early writers about Louis Riel have noted his religious beliefs but have not taken them seriously. They have usually dismissed Riel's attempt to found a new religion as the symptom of a deranged mind. Thomas Flanagan takes Riel's religion seriously and analyses it using categories developed in the literature about millenarian movements. He shows that Riel's religion, far from being simply ... View more info

Image for The Wheel of Things  A biography of L. M. Montgomery, author of Anne of Green Gables

The Wheel of Things A biography of L. M. Montgomery, author of Anne of Green Gables

By: Gillen, Mollie

Price: $13.95

Publisher: Don Mills, ON, Fitzhenry & Whiteside: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18569

ISBN: 0889020183

Condition: Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket


Light shelf wear present on DJ and boards, lower fore corner damaged, with equivalent area of DJ missing. ; A bright, solid book dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped.; B&W Photographs; 9.13 X 6.57 X 1.11 inches; 200 pages; Through some diligent detective work, the author has discovered correspondence, long thought lost. This has served to fill out what was known of the life of Lucy Maud Montgomery, beloved author of the 'Anne' books. View more info

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Rick Hansen Man in Motion

By: Hansen, Rick & Jim Taylor

Price: $14.50

Publisher: Vancouver BC, Douglas & McIntyre: 1999

Edition: Second Revised Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 19306

ISBN: 1550547593

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


Signed by Author; DJ and boards show light shelf wear.; A bright, solid book dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. Inscribed by Rick Hansen on FFEP. ; B&W Photographs; 9.2 X 6.3 X 1.0 inches; 223 pages; "The true story of Rick Hansen's journey around the world in a wheelchair powered by nothing but the strength in his arms and the determination in his heart. He was an athlete facing a challenge and hoping that along the way he could raise awareness of the potential of people with disabilities, and raise money to fund spinal cord research, rehabilitation and awareness. If someone had told him th... View more info

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The Clear Spirit; twenty Canadian women and their times,

By: Innis, Mary (Quayle)

Price: $16.50

Publisher: Toronto, ON, Canadian Federation of University Women By University of Toronto Press: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16718

Condition: 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 View more info

Image for Prophet of the wilderness  Abraham Gesner

Prophet of the wilderness Abraham Gesner

By: Mitcham, Allison

Price: $16.50

Publisher: Hantsport, NS, Lancelot Press: 1995

Seller ID: 14137

ISBN: 0889995818

Condition: 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 View more info

Image for Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine and Robert Baldwin

Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine and Robert Baldwin

By: Saul, John Ralston

Price: $18.50

Publisher: Toronto, Penguin Canada: 2010

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 19336

ISBN: 0670067326

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Only slight wear ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped.; Extraordinary Canadians; 7.8 X 5.4 X 1.0 inches; 253 pages; "Canada has no better interpreter than prolific writer and thinker John Ralston Saul. Here he argues that Canada did not begin in 1867; indeed, its foundation was laid by two visionary men, Louis-Hippolyte LaFontaine and Robert Baldwin. The two leaders of Lower and Upper Canada, respectively, worked together after the 1841 Union to lead a reformist movement for responsible government run by elected citizens instead of a colonial governor.But it was during th... View more info

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Ship ahoy, sagebrush An immigrant's tale

By: Van El, Alannah

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Vancouver BC, Seas Star Press: 1994

Seller ID: 15956

ISBN: 0969746210

Condition: Near Fine


Only slight wear to card covers; Bright solid book ; Trade PB; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 111 pages; An account of a family's immigration experience. View more info