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The Revenge of the Methodist Bicycle Company Sunday streetcars and municipal reform in Toronto, 1888-1897

By: Armstrong, Christopher

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Toronto, Peter Martin Associates: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15804

ISBN: 0887781683

Condition: 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 r... View more info

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The Lion, the Eagle, and Upper Canada: A Developing Colonial Ideology

By: Errington, Jane

Price: $21.50

Publisher: Montreal, McGill-Queen's University Press: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14959

ISBN: 0773506039

Condition: 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... View more info

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Eavesdroppings Stories From Small Towns When Sin Was Fun

By: Green, Bob

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Toronto, Dundurn: 2006

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 16790

ISBN: 1550026291

Condition: Near Fine


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... View more info

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Morris Township Past to Present

By: Kirkby, Jeanne

Price: $27.50

Publisher: Morris, ON, Morris Township: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18223

Condition: 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 View more info

Image for The Face of Early Toronto  An archival record, 1797-1936

The Face of Early Toronto An archival record, 1797-1936

By: Martyn, Lucy Booth

Price: $44.95

Publisher: Sutton West, Paget Press: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18225

ISBN: 0920348246

Condition: 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. View more info

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Michipicoten Memories

By: N/A

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Wawa, ON, Michipicoten Heritage Committee: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19030

Condition: Very Good+


Illustrated card covers show light shelf wear. Previous owner's name on title page. ; A tight solid book. ; Sepia illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 56 pages; "Wawa is a township in the Canadian province of Ontario, located within the Algoma District and associated with Wawa Lake. Formerly known as the township of Michipicoten, after a nearby river of that name, the township was officially renamed in 2007 for its largest and best-known community of Wawa. This area was first developed for fur trading. In the late 19th century, both gold and iron ore were found and mined, leading to t... View more info

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Index to the Publications of the Ontario Historical Society, 1899-1972

By: Society, Ontario Historical

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario Historical Society: 1974

Seller ID: 16479

Condition: Very Good+


Light edge wear to green card covers; A bright, solid book ; Trade PB; 175 pages View more info

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Twenty-Seven Years In Canada West Or The Experience of an Early Settler

By: Strickland, Samuel & Agnes Strickland (editor)

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Edmonton, AB, Hurtig Publishers: 1972

Edition: Facsimile; Second Printing

Seller ID: 18026

ISBN: 088830028X

Condition: 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 7½" - 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 exp... View more info