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County of Victoria Centennial History

By Kirkconnell, Watson; MacArthur, Frankie L

Lindsay, Ontario: Victoria County Council. Hardcover. 324 pages. Bibliography. Index. Numerous black and white photographic plates. Illustrated endpapers. Second revised edition of the 1921 first edition. Clean, bright and unmarked with negligible wear. An exceptional copy. . Fine. 1967. Second Edition.


417 Squadron History

By Robbins, Keith

Canada: 1983 Canada's Wings, Inc.. Hardcover. 0920002226 104 pages. "Compiled to honour the men and women who served on 417 Squadron in peace and war from 1941 to 1983." - from Foreword. Profusely illustrated with reproductions of archival photos, most in black and white, some in colour. Prior owner's signature inside front board. Twelve additional signatures on last page - presumably of people related to the Squadron. Otherwise, book clean and unmarked with light wear. Average wear to dust jacket which is now preserved in a glossy new archival-grade Brodart cover. A quality copy of this important history. . Very Good. 1983. First Edition.



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The Journals and Letters of Sir Alexander Mackenzie - Hakluyt Society Extra Series No. 41

By Mackenzie, Sir Alexander; Lamb, W.Kaye (Editor)

Toronto: Macmillan of Canada. Hardcover. 551 pages. Index. Bibliography. Four fold-out maps. Prior owner's signature upon front free endpaper otherwise very clean, bright and unmarked with very light wear. Dust jacket now preserved in glossy new archival-grade Brodart cover. An excellent copy. . Very Good. 1970. Reprint.



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Gold & Galena: A History of the Mayo District

By Mayo Historical Society

U.S.A.: The Society. Hardcover. 0889259348 502 pages. Index. Reference list. Glossary. Pioneer list. Profusely illustrated with reproductions of wonderful archival black and white photos. Clean, bright and unmarked with negligible wear. Dust jacket now preserved in glossy new archival-grade Brodart cover. A beautiful copy. Gift quality. . Fine. 1990. First Edition.



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Seek and Save The History of 103 Rescue Unit

By Smith, G Y

Canada: The Boston Mills Press, Ontario. Hardcover. 1550460293 137 pages. "Chronicles some amazine exploits of Search and Rescue in eastern Canada." - from Foreword. Profusely illustrated with reproductions of archival black and white photos. Photo-illustrated endpapers. Clean, bright and unmarked with very light wear. Dust jacket now preserved in glossy new archival-grade Brodart cover. An excellent copy. . Very Good. 1990. First Edition.



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An Indictment of Capitalism - Address to the Jury on November 12th, 1931

By Buck, Tim; Smith, A.E. (Preface)

Toronto: National Executive Committee, Canadian Labor Defense League. Paperback. 86 pages, last six consisting of ads for related labor defense publications. Includes reproductions of photos of eight activists who were improsoned in Kingston Penitentiary, including the author. "Address to the jury on November 12th, 1931 at the trial of the eight leaders of the Communist Party of Canada during the November 2nd to November 13th, 1831..." - from front cover. With explanatory introduction by Tim Buck and Preface by A.E. Smith. Binding intact despite heavy overall wear. Age-toning to covers and contents. Few minor markings. Bits of sticker remnant atop front cover. A worthy reading/reference copy of this important piece of Canadian labour/communist history. . Fair. 1932. First Edition.



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Canadian Volunteers (Canadian Plains Studies)

By Beeching, William

Canada: Canadian Plains Research Center. Hardcover. 0889770573 212 pages. Bibliography. Index. Black and white photographic plates. Signed and inscribed by author upon title page. Map endpapers. "Some forty thousand volunteered to serve in the Republic's International Brigades, the first army of its type in recorded history. Canada's Mackenzie-Papineau Battalion, about 1,440 strong, formed part of the 15th International Brigade, itself made up of English-speaking volunteers. Among these young men and women were Canada's first dead in the fight against fascism. The story of the Canadians who fought in Spain in defence of democracy is movingly told by a man who was himself a volunteer." - from dust jacket. Clean, bright and unmarked with light wear. Slight lean to spine. Dust jacket now preserved in glossy new archival-grade Brodart cover. A quality copy. . Very Good. 1990. First Edition.



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Pulp, Paper and People - 75 (Seventy-Five) Years of Powell River

By Southern, Karen (Signed); Bird, Peggy

Canada: P.R.H.R.A.. Hardcover. 256 pages. Index. Colour photo illustrated endpapers. Profusely illustrated with reproductions of archival black and white photos. Signed and inscribed by Southern upon title page. "Focuses on one year in every decade from 1907 to 1987, tracing the progress and regress of the community with each expansion and cut-back of their lifeline, the pulp and paper plant, now MacMillan, Bloedel Limited." - from dust jacket. Bright and unmarked with very light wear. Minor coffee stain to base of fore-edge and part of bottom edge. Dust jacket now preserved in glossy new archival-grade Brodart cover. A very nice copy of this informative reference. . Very Good. 1988. First Printing.



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Metlakahtla: The Holy City!

By Bowman, Phylis

Canada: P. Bowman. Paperback. 096909017X 160 pages. Bibliography. Presents ths history of this small native village on the Tsimpsean Peninsula seven miles south of Prince Rupert, British Columbia. Numerous black and white reproductions of archival illustrations. Light wear. Unmarked. A quality copy. . Very Good. 1983. First Edition.



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One came late: A true unsponsored story of one Canadian

By Allen, Phillip E

Edmonton: P.E. Allen. Hardcover. 0969625707 349 pages. Profusely illustrated with reproductions of archival black and white photos. Map endpapers. Signed by author upon back of front free endpaper. In 1947 the author re-trekked and re-lived the 'Gold Trails of '98' made famous by Robert W. Service - with only a clarinet, a typewriter and a dime. Sllight lean to spine. Moderate wear. A sound copy of this wonderfully high-spirited tale. . Good. 1992. First Edition.



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O.P.P. The History of the Ontario Provincial Police Force

By Higley, Dahn D

Toronto: Queen's Printer. Hardcover. 0774389648 668 pages. Footnotes. Index. Reproductions of archival black and white photos. A substantial and very informative treatment of this topic by a man who spent many year with the force. Book clean, bright and unmarked with very light wear. Average wear to dust jacket which is now preserved in a glossy new archival-grade Brodart cover. A quality copy. . Very Good. 1984. First Edition.



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Alberta Bound

Alberta, Canada: Alexa Church, Calgary, AB. Hardcover. 092010911X 168 pages. List of burial sites. Printed upon glossy stock with reproductions of archival black and white photos. "The story of the Church and Black families who settled in the Balzac area of Alberta when there was neither a Balzac nor an Alberta. They took a great gamble in coming but they made it and that's the story in this book." - from dust jacket. Pocket inside back cover contains folded sheet with colour maps of the WJ Church Nose Creek Homestead, Balzac Church Lands and Yankee Valley Kinniburgh /Black Lands. This book is as new with the exception of gift greetings and the signed bookplate of Stanley A. Church upon front free endpaper. Dust jacket now preserved in glossy new archival-grade Brodart cover. An excellent copy. . Fine. 2001. First Edition.



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Pioneers and Followers of Idylwild and Witchekan Districts

By Institute, Idywild Women's

Canada: Idywild Women's Institute. Hardcover. 256 pages. Reproductions of archival black and white photos. Fold-out map illustrates original pioneer homestead locations. A valuable genealogical reference for the four School Districts of Witchekan, Twin Bay, Log Cabin and Barnes Lake, Saskatchewan. Prior owner's small ink stamp 3x upon front endpaper. Printer's name circled on title page, otherwise unmarked with moderate wear. Binding tight. A quality copy. . Very Good. 1976. First Edition.



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Northland Post - the Story of the Town of Cochrane

By Marwick, Alice (Signed)

Canada: Self-Published. Paperback. B002D00LZE 342 pages. Signed and generically inscribed by author atop first blank leaf. Some black and white illustrations. The twenty chapters include such titles as: 'Workin' on the Railroad', The Transcontinental, Auction Sale!, Pioneering, We Become a Town, Fire!, The Settlers, Elephants Clear the Land, July 29/1916, Aftermath, The Road Back, Typhoid!, and more. Above-average wear. Binding intact. Minor lean to spine. A worthy copy of this vintage history. . Fair. 1950. First Edition.



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Official Souvenir Programme of the Visit to Calgary (Alberta) of Their Majesties the King and Queen, May 26th, 1939

By Leslie, Sara; al, et

Alberta: City of Calgary / Kinsmen Club of Calgary. Paperback. 16 pages. Printed on glossy stock. Nostalgic photos of dignitaries and Royalty. Logistical details of the visit. Average wear and soiling. Prior owner's name inside front cover. Nibbling near lower corner. A sound vintage copy. . Good. 1939. First Edition.



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Chatting About the 'Post Offices' of Vaughan Township, Ontario

By O'Rourke, Norberta (Signed)

Canada: Self-Published. Paperback. 148 pages. Signed by author upon title page. Reproductions of archival black and white photos. "Recalls and records the history of the Post Offices in Vaughan Township and some of the related history of our forefathers, as they cleared the land and endured hardships to lay the foundation of our way of life." - from page 1. Post offices mentioned include: Carrville, Coleraine, Concord, Edgeley, Elder's Mills, Elgin Mills, Hope, Humber, Jefferson, Kleinburg, Langstaff, Maple, Nashville, Patterson, Pine Grove, Purpleville, Richmond Hill, Richvale, Sherwood, Teston, Thornhill, Tormore, Vellore, Woodbridge, and Yongehurst. Moderate external wear. Binding tight. Contents clean, bright and unmarked. A quality copy. . Good. 1983. First Edition.



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Come With Me to Yesterday: Tales Retold of Pioneer Days in East Kootenay ("Yesterday" Series - No. 1)

By Kay, Dave; MacDonald, D.A

Canada: Cranbrook Courier Press. Paperback. 72 pages. "A collection of items of historical interest gleaned from old files of early district newspapers and other sources, telling of some of the more important events and people of the early days in the area." - subtitle. Reproductions of archival photos. Average wear. Unmarked. A sound vintage copy. . Good. 1965. First Edition.



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Progressive Conservative Speakers' Handbook

By Canada, The Progressive Conservative Party of

Ottawa: The Progressive Conservative Party of Canada. Paperback. Original Progressive Conservative Party of Canada Speakers' Handbook for use in the run-up to the Canadian federal election of 1945. Printing date not stated but was most likely 1944, possibly 1945. Unpaginated. Two inches thick. Provides the full spectrum of PC policies and points with which to attack the Liberal and C.C.F. parties. Contents divided into the following sections: Table of Contents; Leadership - with considerable biographical information on PC leader John Bracken; War Policy and Veterans; Agriculture; Labour; Reconstruction and Natural Resources; Transportation; International Problems; Liberal Policy; C.C.F. Policy. The sections on Liberal and C.C.F. policies extensively document the perceived weaknesses of these parties and were no-doubt intended to serve as the arsenal of attack ads and talking points to be used against these parties. Unmarked. Average wear and soiling. Due to wartime restrictions these handbooks were string-bound. Provides a comprehensive snapshot of the Canadian federal political scene prior to the election of 1945, as seen from the PC perspective. A unique and highly-informative WWII-era Canadian federal political memento. . Good. 1944. First Edition.



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No apology from me

By Smallwood, Joseph Roberts

St. John's, Newfoundland: Newfoundland Book Publishers (1967). Paperback. 0920508103 174 pages. "In surprise after surprise this book reveals the truth about confederation." - subtitle. Average wear. Binding intact. Unmarked. Fly specks to front cover near spine. A sound copy. . Fair. 1979. First Edition.



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To You With Affection From Joey

By Smallwood, Joseph (Joey) R

St. John's, Newfoundland: Action for Joey Committees. Paperback. 175 pages. "A short message (to the People of Newfoundland and Labrador) from your Premier". An interesting review of where the Province has come from and where Mr. Smallwood sees it going. Average wear. Unmarked. Binding intact. A sound vintage copy. . Good. 1969. First Edition.


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