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ROY VERNON SOWERS: A LIFE IN RARE BOOKS.

by Mason, Roger Burford. (Roy Vernon Sowers.)

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Capricorn Books
Published
1997
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Very Good+
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780968166048
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$12.00

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Toronto: Subway Books, 1997. 93 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). One of the trade edition of 950 copies. B&w illustrations. "A Canadian whose first shop, in the mid-1920s, was a mecca for Toronto collectors and writers, Sowers later settled in Southern California. There he dealt rarities to the emerging carriage trade and subsequently worked at the famous… Read more
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ARTIST AT WAR.

by Comfort, Charles Fraser. Introduction by Eric Harrison. Afterword by Charles Fraser C. Jackson.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1995
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
Revised Edition
ISBN
9780920270219
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$10.00

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Pender Island, British Coumbia: Remembrance Books, 1995. 197 pp + 4 pp of colour maps, 9" H. Colour plates, b&w portraits. "In 1943, Charles Comfort was sent into battle to make a painter's record of the Canadian army's fight against the Germans on the Italian peninsula. (This) is his account of that fight. Enduring the shellfire, the mud, and… Read more
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YEARS OF IMPATIENCE, 1950-1960 & YEARS OF CHOICE, 1960-1968. 2 VOLUME SET.

by Pelletier, Gerard. Translated by Alan Brown.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1984
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First English Language Edition.
ISBN
9780458982707
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$40.00

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Toronto: Methuen, 1984. 245 pp, 320 pp, 9 1/4" H - 2 volume set. B&w photographs. 1. Years of Impatience, 1950-1960: "Gerard Pelletier - activist, journalist, politician and diplomat - deftly portrays 'a Quebec and a Canada immobile on their surface but moved in their depths by hidden currents of rare power.' And he tells of the birth… Read more
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CHRISTMAS WITH MAUD LEWIS.

by Woolaver, Lance and Brooks, Bob.

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Capricorn Books
Published
2017
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Printing.
ISBN
9781773100609
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$20.00

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Fredericton, New Brunswick: Goose Lane, 2017. 115 pp, square (7 3/4" H x 7 3/4" D) - glazed pictorial boards - no dust jacket (as issued). Colour reproductions and photographs. "Maud Lewis has become one of Canada's favourite folk artists, and her buoyant winter pictures of nature, pets, farm animals, and people at work and play are among her… Read more
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THE L.M. MONTGOMERY READER. VOLUME 2: A CRITICAL HERITAGE.

by Lefebvre, Benjamin, Editor. (L.M. Montgomery). Elizabeth Waterston, Helen Porter, T.D. MacLulich, Rosamond Bailey, Mary Rubio, Diane Tye, Owen Dudley Edwards, Helen M. Buss, Carole Gerson, Laura M. Robinson, Rea Wilmshurst, Elizabeth Epperly, et al.

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Capricorn Books
Published
2014
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9781442644922
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$45.00

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Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014. 451 pp, 9 1/3" H. An ex-library copy with the only library markings being a security tag on the rear endpaper and four lines of identification on the top right corner of the front free endpaper, crossed out with black felt pen. Dust jacket labels have been removed cleanly and shows no residue.… Read more
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THE L.M. MONTGOMERY READER. VOLUME 1: A LIFE IN PRINT.

by Lefebvre, Benjamin, Editor. L.M. Montgomery, A. Wylie Mahon, Marjory MacMurchy, E. Weber, et al.

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Capricorn Books
Published
2013
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9781442644915
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$35.00

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Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2013. 450 pp, 9 1/3" H. An ex-library copy with the only library markings being a security tag on the rear endpaper and four lines of identification on the top right corner of the front free endpaper, crossed out with red felt pen. Dust jacket labels have been removed cleanly and show no residue.… Read more
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THE CANADIAN HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION. REPORT OF THE ANNUAL MEETING HELD AT MONTREAL, MAY 25-26, 1939. WITH HISTORICAL PAPERS.

by Trotter, Reginald G.; Saunders, Richard M.; Carriere, J.M.; Heaton, Herbert; Lunn, Jean; Cooke, Albert Colby; Foster, Joan M.V.; Ellis, Ethan L.; Longley, R.S.; Lockhart, A.D.; Underhill, Frank H.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1939
Condition
Good
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Toronto: Canadian Historical Association / University of Toronto Press , 1939. 157 pp, 9 11/16" H. Contents: The Appalachian Barrier in Canadian History (The Presidential Address), by Reginald G. Trotter; The Emergence of the Coureur de Bois as a Social Type, by Richard M. Saunders; Life and Customs in the French Villages of the Old Illinois Country (1763-1939),… Read more
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DEAR M: LETTERS FROM A GENTLEMAN OF EXCESS.

by Pollock, Jack.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1989
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780771070273
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Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1989. 308 pp, 9 1/4" H. "Until 1983 Jack Pollock (please note - NOT Jackson Pollock the American artist) was the owner of The Pollock Gallery in Toronto, where he exhibited new Canadian artists. Then, abruptly, he lost both his business and his health. Twenty years of a flamboyant lifestyle had led to drug addiction,… Read more
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FIRST IN LAST OUT: THE RCAF, WOMEN'S DIVISION AND NURSING SISTERS IN WORLD WAR II.

by Bryce, Glad. Foreword by Roberta Bondar. With messages by Margaret Couture, Norm Miller and Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Susan Beharriell.

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Capricorn Books
Published
2010
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780986519505
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$35.00

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Toronto: University Women's Club of Toronto, 2010. 224 pp, oblong (9 1/4" H x 11 1/8" D), glazed pictorial boards, b&w photographs, maps. Signed on half title page: "Glad Bryce" and also inscibed: "To / Hugh / Enjoy! / Glad". Chapter headings: First In: It Begins; Becoming a WD; Life as a WD; Trades, Training, and Jobs; WDs… Read more
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THOMAS CHANDLER HALIBURTON. MAKERS OF CANADIAN LITERATURE SERIES.

by Logan, John Daniel. (Thomas Chandler Haliburton.)

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Capricorn Books
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Very Good
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$17.50

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Toronto: Ryerson Press 176 pp, 16mo (6 5/8" H), hard cover in dark blue cloth with gold lettering/decoration on spine, blindstamped border and facsimile signature on front board. Decorated title page and b&w portrait. Contents: Biographical; Anthology; Appreciation; Bibliography; Index. The Anthology section contains selections from 'The Clockmaker', 'The Old Judge', 'Sam Slick', 'The Attache', etc. Light edge wear,… Read more
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ALBERTA HISTORY. VOLUME 25, NUMBERS 2-4 (SPRING/SUMMER/AUTUMN 1977), VOLUME 26, NUMBERS 1-4 (WINTER/SPRING/SUMMER/AUTUMN 1978), VOLUME 27, NUMBERS 1 & 2 (WINTER/SPRING 1979), VOLUME 28, NUMBER 1 (WINTER 1980). 10 NUMBERS IN TOTAL.

by Dempsey, Hugh A., Editor. Donald B. Smith, J.W. Chalmers, L.J. Wilson, D.J. Hall, C.E.D. Wood, john Liss, W.T. Williamson, Elise A. Corbet, Tom M. Henson, Terry L. Chapman, Rolf, T. Lund, Colin A. Thomson, Eric, J. Holmgren, Anne B. Woywitka, et al.

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Very Good
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$55.00

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Calgary, Alberta: Historical Society of Alberta 10 numbers of Alberta History, running from Spring 1977 to Spring 1979 plus Winter 1980, 10" H, each 40 pp. Colour pictorial covers, b&w photographs, drawings, maps, political cartoons. Articles cover: Half-Breed Commission; 1919 Royal Visit; Treaty No. 6; Road to Banff, 1890; Tom Kerr; Ku Klux Klan; Early Eugenics Movement;… Read more
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DON'T FALL OFF THE ROCKING HORSE: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY.

by Freiman, Lawrence.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1978
Condition
Very Good -
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780771031816
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$35.00

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Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1978. 199 pp, 9 1/4" H. Signed by author on title page (signature only). "Lawrence Freiman's reminiscences encompass the world of his grandfather - a Canadian adventurer who fought in the American Civil War - and focus on the span of his own life, including his childhood in Ottawa, his formative years, his involvement… Read more
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TICKET TO HELL VIA DIEPPE: FROM A PRISONER'S WARTIME LOG 1942-1945.

by Prouse, A. Robert.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1982
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780770600099
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$15.00

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Toronto: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1982. 192 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Pictorial endpapers, b&w and colour illustrations. "This fascinating memoir of three years spent in Stalag IXC deep within the Third Reich recreates in rich detail what life was like behind barbed wire. Prouse has drawn on the rich resources of his wartime log, secreted all those years… Read more
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WITH THE WEST IN HER EYES: THE STORY OF A MODERN PIONEER.

by Strange, Kathleen.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1937
Condition
Good
Edition
First Edition
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$40.00

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New York / Toronto : Dodge / George J. McLeod , 1937. 292 pp, 8 7/16" H. "(An) autobiography, written from the viewpoint of an English girl who had never been on a farm until the day she arrived in Canada. The scene is a remote rural community (Fenn) in Alberta. She writes of blizzards and hired hands, of… Read more
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MACKENZIE, SELKIRK, SIMPSON.

by Bryce, George, Rev.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1905
Condition
Very Good
Edition
Edition de Luxe.
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$25.00

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Toronto: Morang, 1905. 305 pp, 9 1/2" H. Beige cloth with paper title label on spine (a duplicate label laid in at the last page at time of publication could be used to 'freshen' the book's appearance), top edge gilt. A volume from the "Edition De Luxe" (limited to four hundred sets - this being from set 47,… Read more
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WILLIAM LYON MACKENZIE.

by Lindsey, Charles. Edited, with numerous additions by G.G.S. Lindsey.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1908
Condition
Very Good-
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Edition de Luxe.
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$35.00

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Toronto: Morang, 1908. 542 pp, 9 1/2" H. Beige cloth with paper title label on spine (a duplicate label laid in at the last page at time of publication could be used to 'freshen' the book's appearance), top edge gilt. A volume from the "Edition De Luxe" (limited to four hundred sets - this copy unsigned/unnumbered) of The… Read more
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TOM THOMSON: THE SILENCE AND THE STORM.

by Town, Harold and Silcox, David P.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1982
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
Second Edition
ISBN
9780771084829
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$55.00

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Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1982. 240 pp, oblong 4to (10 3/4" H). Signed on front free endpaper by Harold Town. Profusely illustrated with color reproductions, b&w photographs, drawings. "(M)arks the centennial of the artist's birth with the most extensive collection of his work ever published - 177 paintings in full colour and many more in black-and-white. The prints… Read more
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Montreal: Lovel , 1878. 901 pp + List of Subscribers, 8 3/4" H. Reddish brown bevelled boards with gilt lettering & decoration on spine and front board, black borders on front board, blind-stamped decoration on rear board. Two b&w portrait frontispieces (Lord Dufferin/Lady Dufferin) with tissue guard between. "The slow and steady development of the principles of… Read more
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TESTAMENT OF MY CHILDHOOD.

by Roquebrune, Robert de. Translated by Felix Walter.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1964
Condition
Good
Edition
First English Translation.
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$15.00

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Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1964. 160 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). "Life in a Quebec manor-house at the turn of the (20th) century is colourfully described in this biography of his childhood by Robert de Roquebrune. Skilfully woven into the texture of reminiscences about his own growing up are absorbing accounts of the early history of Canada. … Read more
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THE FLYING DUDDRIDGES OF HANLEY.

by Duddridge, Lew.

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Published
2011
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Very Good -
ISBN
9781426966538
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$15.00

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Trafford, 2011. 303 pp, 9" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. Promotional flyer glued to front free endpaper. Signed on front free endpaper (overlapping the flyer with the letter "B"): "Best / Regards / Lew Duddridge". "Lew Duddridge narrates the story of how he and his brother Len, from Hanley, Saskatchewan, served with the Royal Canadian Air Force… Read more
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