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image of HOCKEY HAT TRICK.  3 VOLUMES IN SLIPCASE.  GORDIE HOWE: NUMBER 9.  BOBBY HULL.  FIRE-WAGON HOCKEY: THE STORY OF THE MONTREAL CANADIENS.

HOCKEY HAT TRICK. 3 VOLUMES IN SLIPCASE. GORDIE HOWE: NUMBER 9. BOBBY HULL. FIRE-WAGON HOCKEY: THE STORY OF THE MONTREAL CANADIENS.

by Vipond, Jim; Hunt, Jim and O'Brien, Andy.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1970
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Very Good
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First Paperback Printings.
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Toronto: Ryerson Press, 1970. 157 pp, 105 pp, 138 pp, 7" H - 3 volume set in slipcase. Illustrated with b&w photographs. Interiors - light toning to the pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors - very light edge wear - a little more at the top/bottom of the spines, a couple of tiny… Read more
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WILLIAM WYE SMITH: RECOLLECTIONS OF A NINETEENTH CENTURY SCOTTISH CANADIAN.

by McLean, Scott A. and Vance, Michael E., editors. (William Wye Smith)

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Capricorn Books
Published
2008
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9781550028041
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Toronto: Natural Heritage, 2008. 421 pp, large 8vo (9" H). B&w illustrations. "Many nineteenth-century writers highlighted the difficulties recent immigrants faced - the clearing of forest and the breaking of new ground, the isolation and long Canadian winters - and emphasized what they perceived as the negative, alienating influences of Ontario's rapid urban and industrial expansion. In turn, however,… Read more
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MAX BENTLEY: HOCKEY'S DIPSY-DOODLE DANDY.

by Fitkin, Ed.

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Fair
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Toronto: Castle / Baxter Publishing 144 pp, 6 1/8" H. The story of Maxwell Herbert Lloyd (Max) Bentley's (1920-1984) hockey career, from the early days in Delisle, Saskatchewan through his days in the NHL. One of the NHL's 100 Greatest Players, Max racked up 245 goals and 299 assists during his time with the Chicago Blackhawks (1940-1947), the… Read more
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LEADING LADIES - CANADA - 1639-1967.

by Bannerman, Jean.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1967
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Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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Dundas, Ontario: Privately Published, 1967. 332 pp, 9 1/4" H - deep red cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front board. The limitation page of this copy states "deluxe edition", but does not have a number filled in and is not signed. B&w photographs, reproductions. "(P)resents to readers many new and fascinating inisghts into the characters and… Read more
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SIR JAMES DOUGLAS. THE MAKERS OF CANADA SERIES.

by Coats, Robert Hamilton and Gosnell, R.E.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1908
Condition
Very Good
Edition
Edition de Luxe.
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Toronto: Morang, 1908. 369 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 is copy number 47 -… Read more
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SIR CASIMIR STANISLAUS GZOWSKI: A BIOGRAPHY.

by Kos-Rabcewicz-Zubkowski, Ludwik and Greening, William Edward.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1959
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Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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Toronto: Burns & MacEachern / Engineering Institute of Canada , 1959. 213 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w illustrations, family tree. Contents: Foreword; The Polish background and the youth of Gzowski; Early struggles in the United States; Gzowski arrives in Canada / His work as Superintendant of roads and waterways in the London district of Upper Canada; Gzowski's railway activities;… Read more
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CLARENCE A. GAGNON, R.C.A., LL.D.

by Robson, Albert H.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1945
Condition
Very Good
Edition
Revised Edition
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Toronto: Ryerson Press, 1945. 32 pp, 6 1/4" H. Part of Ryerson's "Canadian Art Series". B&w photograph frontispiece, 10 colour reproductions. Contains a short appreciation of Gagnon's work, biographical notes, partial list of paintings in public collections, list of public collections containing etchings, followed by the plate section with descriptions. Interior - a few very small areas… Read more
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MY CANADIAN LEAVES. FACSIMILE EDITION.

by Monck, Frances E.O.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1963
Condition
Very Good
Edition
Facsimile Reprint.
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NZ$36.35

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Toronto: Canadian Library Service / University of Toronto Press,, 1963. 168 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H) - green cloth with gold lettering and decoration on front board. Facsimile reprint edition of 2,000 copies - this copy unnumbered. Monotone photographs on front and rear pastedowns. Frances Monck's journal of her year (1864-5) in Lower Canada (with marginalia and corrections by… Read more
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CAN'T SOMEBODY SHUT HIM UP?

by Shulman, Morton, Dr. and Kastner, Susan.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1993
Condition
Very Good+
ISBN
9781895629224
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Toronto: Warwick, 1993. 293 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "Dr. Morton Shulman has had a dozen brilliant careers, most of them contradictory, all of them played out with as much publicity as possible. Among them: crusading coronor, millionaire investor, socialist member of parliament, Tory newspaper columnist, television talk show host, bestselling author, mutual fund underwriter, and dedicated physician.… Read more
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CORONER / MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATURE. 2 BOOKS.

by Shulman, Morton.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1975
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Editions.
ISBN
9780889020177
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NZ$43.61

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Toronto: Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 1975. 2 volumes by the crusading coroner and NDP member of the Ontario Legislature - 9 1/4" H. B&w political cartoons. 1. Coroner - 154 pp, 1975 first edition, ISBN 0889020175. "Dr. Shulman believed that the (Ontario Chief) coroner's job was not merely to determine the cause of unnatural deaths, but to take steps to… Read more
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image of PORTRAITS OF BRITISH AMERICANS.  3 VOLUME SET.

PORTRAITS OF BRITISH AMERICANS. 3 VOLUME SET.

by Notman, W., photographer. Biographical Sketches by Fennings Taylor.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1865
Condition
Very Good-
Edition
First Editions.
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NZ$1,817.25

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Montreal: William Notman, 1865. 425 pp, 350 pp, 280 pp, - 3 volume set, 8 5/8" H (just under 22 cm). These volumes have been rebound in dark red faux leather cloth with gilt lettering/bands and blind stamped decoration on spines. Speckle decoration to text block edges. New medium brown endpapers and white preliminaries - original text starts with… Read more
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THE IRISHMAN IN CANADA.

by Davin, Nicholas Flood.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1877
Condition
Good-
Edition
First Edition
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NZ$83.59

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London / Toronto: Samson Low, Marston / Maclear , 1877. 692 pp + (4) pp publisher's advertisement, 8 3/4" H. Green cloth with gilt & black lettering & decoration on spine and front board, blind stamped decoration on rear board - bevelled boards. Chapter headings: Motive of the "Irishman in Canada"; Antecedents of the Irishman in Canada; Antecedents… Read more
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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
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780968166048
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NZ$17.45

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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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NZ$14.54

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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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image of THE CANADIAN HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION.  REPORT OF THE ANNUAL MEETING HELD AT MONTREAL, MAY 25-26, 1939.  WITH HISTORICAL PAPERS.

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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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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NZ$50.88

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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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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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image of 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.

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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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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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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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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