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image of ILLUSTRATED MONTREAL, THE METROPOLIS OF CANADA.  ITS ROMANTIC HISTORY, ITS BEAUTIFUL SCENERY, ITS GRAND INSTITUTIONS, ITS PRESENT GREATNESS, ITS FUTURE SPLENDOR.

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Montreal: John Mcconniff, 1899. 111 pp, oblong (6" H x 9" D) - red patterned cloth spine with decorated paper-covered bevelled boards, all edges red. Floral-patterned endpapers, profusely illustrated in b&w with photographs (by William Notman, et al) and drawings showing the public, commercial, religious, and private buildings of late 19th century Montreal, along with the surrounding scenery, sports, methods… Read more
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image of OLD OAKVILLE:  A CHARACTER STUDY OF THE TOWN'S EARLY BUILDINGS AND OF THE MEN WHO BUILT THEM.

OLD OAKVILLE: A CHARACTER STUDY OF THE TOWN'S EARLY BUILDINGS AND OF THE MEN WHO BUILT THEM.

by Peacock, David and Peacock, Suzanne.

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Published
1995
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Very Good+
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Second Printing
ISBN
9780888820402
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Toronto: Hounslow, 1995. 138 pp, small square 4to (10" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w line drawings, plans, photographs, map. "(A) chronological record illustrating the architectural styles of forty-five of the town's nineteenth-century buildings. From the simple farm cottage to the stately mansion, from the first public houses to the churches of the last quarter of the century, this… Read more
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NOVA SCOTIA SKETCH BOOK & VANISHING HALIFAX. 2 VOLUMES.

by Jenson, L.B.

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Halifax, Nova Scotia: Petheric Press 2 volumes - oblong (7" H x 10" D). Unpaginated, profusely illustrated with the author/artists's detailed drawings of buildings, architectural details, streetscapes, ships, landscapes, maps, etc. depicting Nova Scotia scenes. "Nova Scotia Sketch Book" is the Second Edition, copyright 1969. "Vanishing Halifax" is the Fifth Printing, 1970, ISBN 919380026. Both books… Read more
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SUMMERTIMES: IN CELEBRATION OF 100 YEARS OF THE MUSKOKA LAKES ASSOCIATION.

by Reid, Ron; Gray, William M.; Peake, Sean; Pryke, Susan; King, Paul; Tatley, Richard; Mason, D.H.C.; Boyer, Barbaranne; O'Brien, Brendan; Smith, Graham; Gockel, Paul; Ross, Judy.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1994
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9781550460810
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NZ$39.75

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Toronto / Erin : Stoddart/Boston Mills, 1994. 192 pp, 12 1/4"H. Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, reproductions. Contents: Foreword; Enduring Land of Rock: A Natural History of Muskoka; Obajewanung: The First Peoples; David Thompson Slept Here: Muskoka's First Surveyor; In the Footsteps of the Mapmakers: Explorers and Surveyors; The Promised Land: Early Settlers; Timber!: The Lumber… Read more
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BURLINGTON: IMAGES OF A CITY...

by Balbar, George.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1989
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Fine
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780920277287
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NZ$20.24

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St Catharines, Ontario: Vanwell, 1989. 65 pp, oblong (7 1/2" H x 10 3/4" D). "(E)scorts you on a watercolor and pen-and-ink tour of Burlington (Ontario) yesterday and today. Through George's eyes, you can wander among the majestic residences in Roseland, revel in the rural beauty of Kilbride, thrill at the breathtaking views of Lake Ontario and become… Read more
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THE CANADIAN HOME: FROM CAVE TO ELECTRONIC COCOON.

by Denhez, Marc.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1994
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9781550022025
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NZ$28.91

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Toronto: Durndurn Press, 1994. 256 pp, 11 1/4" H. Inscribed by the author on half title page: "With Best Wishes / Marc Denhez". B&w photographs, plans, drawings, reproductions. "(This book) is about fashion, politics, social mores, innovation, imagination, and technology. Prehistoric Inuit homes with windows of stretched seal guts, the log cabin, the bungalow, the R-2000… Read more
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THE HONOURABLE SOCIETY OF OSGOODE HALL.

by Armstrong, C.H.A. Essay by E.R. Arthur. Foreword by D'Alton Lally McCarthy.

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Published
1952
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Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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Toronto: Clarke, Irwin, 1952. 60 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "(A) sketch of the origin and some features of the earlier history of the Law Society of Upper Canada and its seat at Osgoode Hall". Also contains an essay on "The History and Architecture of the Fabric" by E.R. Arthur. Slight toning to endpapers, very… Read more
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ICE PALACES.

by Anderes, Fred & Agranoff, Ann.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1983
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780771598579
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Toronto: Macmillan of Canada, 1983. 132 pp, oblong (9 1/8" H x 10 3/4" D). Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w photographs, repro-ductions, architectural drawings. "The magical buildings illustrated in this pioneer study of a virtually unknown architectural phenomenon were truly built of ice, and they were said to shimmer with color and fire reminiscent of sapphire, topaz,… Read more
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QUEBEC'S PARLIAMENT BUILDING: WITNESS TO HISTORY.

by Noppen, Luc and Deschenes, Gaston. With Claude Tibault, Jocelyn Saint-Pierre, Maurice Pellerin, Gilles Gallichan, Marc-Andre Bedard, Maurice Belley, Francine Brousseau, Denis Castonguay, Jean-Pierre Labiau, Rene Villeneuve, Helen Ziarko, et al.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1986
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9782551087860
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Quebec: Gouvernement du Quebec, 1986. 204 pp, 12" H. Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour with photographs, architectural drawings, reproductions. Contents: Preface; Quebec's Parliament Today: the Institution and the Building; The Shaping of Parliamentary Institutions (The Formative Years: the Parliament of Lower Canada / An Impossible Union: Parliament in the Mid 19th Century); Building the House of… Read more
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AMPLE MANSIONS: THE VICEREGAL RESIDENCES OF THE CANADIAN PROVINCES.

by Hubbard, R.H. Foreword by Her Excellency, Jeanne Sauve.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1989
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780776602776
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Ottawa: University of Ottawa Pres, 1989. 237 pp, oblong (9 1/4" H x 12 1/4" D). Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, repro-ductions. "The viceregal residences of the Canadian provinces mirror the idiosyncrasies of their inhabitants, and the tastes and talents of the architects, builders, gardeners, furniture makers and decorators who created them. In 'Ample Mansions'… Read more
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THE CORNER OF "DUKE & GEORGE" - THE NORTH-EAST CORNER OF ADELAIDE STREET EAST AND GEORGE STREETS. A PROFILE IN ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY.

by Godfrey, Sheldon J. Research by Judy Godfrey.

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First Edition
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Toronto: Self-published Unpaginated, (20) pp, oblong (8 1/2" H x 11" D). Sepiatone photographs, reproductions. This corner in Toronto, Ontario holds two important buildings: "the oldest remaining bank building in Canada and what is believed to be the oldest remaining building built as a post office in Canada." A look at the history and evolution of these… Read more
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THE CITY OF TORONTO'S INVENTORY OF BUILDINGS OF ARCHITECTURAL AND HISTORICAL IMPORTANCE. (CITY OF TORONTO.)

by Toronto Historical Board. Foreword by J.A. McGinnis & A. Gregorovich.

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Published
1981
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Very Good
Edition
Second Edition
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Toronto: Toronto Historical Board, 1981. 115 pp, 11" H x 8 1/2" D. Pictorial covers. An inventory of historical and important buildings in the city of Toronto, Ontario, giving: Municipal Numbers / Street Name / Ward / Reason / List / Building Type / Bylaw / Name, Date, Architect, and Location (as available). The listings are not… Read more
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THE ROYAL ALEXANDRA THEATRE: A CELEBRATION OF 100 YEARS.

by Brockhouse, Robert.

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Capricorn Books
Published
2007
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Very Good
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9781552786482
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Toronto: McArthur, 2007. 346 pp, 11 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated in colour, b&w and sepiatone with photographs/reproductions. "It was one of those grand civic gestures so loved by the aristocracy of the Gilded Age: a gift to Toronto meant to call the world's attention to its blossoming as a great city. The giver was Cawthra Mulock,… Read more
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THE LEGISLATIVE BUILDING OF MANITOBA, THE KEYSTONE PROVINCE OF THE DOMINION OF CANADA, SITUATED IN THE CAPITAL CITY, WINNIPEG.

by Leslie, Thomas W., with B.M. Lyndon.

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Published
1926
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Edition
Second Edition
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Winnipeg: Provincial Government of Manitoba, 1926. 71 pp, 9" H. Dark green paper-covered boards with titling, decoration and Manitoba crest on front board. B&w photographs, maps, plan. The Manitoba Legislative Building was designed by Frank Worthington Simon, F.R.I.B.A. and was formally opened in 1920. "This book is designed with two objects in view; first to call… Read more
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HOUSES OF OLD TORONTO.

by Roberts, Mary Anne.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1977
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780889320635
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Toronto: Pagurian, 1977. 96 pp, 4to (11 3/4" H). "William Roberts has painted twenty watercolours of his favourite old houses - from the shabby little corner store at King and Berkeley Streets to the 'edifice magnificent in every respect', the Bank of Montreal at Yonge and Front Streets. The twenty paintings, the many black and white drawings, and… Read more
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THE O'KEEFE CENTRE: THIRTY YEARS OF THEATRE HISTORY.

by Walker, Hugh.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1991
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Very Good+
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9781550132915
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Toronto: Key Porter, 1991. 310 pp, 4to (11 3/4" H). "Since its opening in 1960, the O'Keefe Centre has been Canada's premier theatre: home of the National Ballet of Canada and the Canadian Opera Company, the chief venue for Broadway musicals and plays, international artists, modern and classical dance companies - everything glorious in the performing arts. Almost… Read more
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BT BARN BOOK. BOOK NO. 34.

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Published
1918
Condition
Fair
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NZ$180.70

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Fergus, Ontario: Beatty Bros. Limited, 1918. 352 pp, 9 3/4" H. Buff coloured cloth spine with dark brown lettering, paper-covered boards with dark brown and red lettering/borders/illustration on front board, lettering/border on rear board. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings - blue & white floor plans, elevations, Contents: Building the Barn; BT Barn Plans; BT Galvanized Steel… Read more
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HISTORIC FORTS OF ONTARIO.

by Bradford, Robert D. Foreword by Stephen D. Mecredy.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1988
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780921341208
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NZ$32.53

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Belleville, Ontario: Mika, 1988. 176 pp, 4to (11 1/2" H). Beautifully illustrated in b&w and colour with photographs, reproductions, maps/plans. Contents: Foreword; Preface; The Heritage; Ontario's First Forts: The Iroquoian Fortified Village; In Search of Souls: Ste-Marie-Among-the-Hurons; The First British Army Fort: Fort Erie; Guardian of the Capital: The Old Fort at York; Canadiens, Nor'Westers and Adventurers: Fort… Read more
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image of A CENTURY TO CELEBRATE / UN CENTENAIRE A FETE, 1893-1993.  THE ONTARIO LEGISLATIVE BUILDING / L'EDIFICE DE L'ASSEMBLEE LEGISLATIVE DE L'ONTARIO.

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Toronto: Legislative Assembly of Ontario / Dundurn Press, 1993. 164 pp, oblong (9 7/8" H x 11 1/4" D). Bilingual text (English/French) Pictorial endpapers, b&w and colour photographs, reproductions. "The year 1993 marks the centennial of the official opening of the Ontario Legislative Building at Queen's Park. The building, designed in the Richardson Romanesque style by… Read more
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THE FACE OF TORONTO.

by Greenhill, Ralph. Introduction by Alan Gowans.

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Published
1960
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Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1960. Unpaginated, 7 1/2" H. B&w photographs. "Here is a faithful, affectionate, and penetrating visual study of a Canadian city in the middle of the twentieth century. If you know Toronto (whether you love it or hate it or simply live there), you will find on every page an unexpected revelation of… Read more
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