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General Canadiana, Military and the North

Inventory #
Details
Price
E-17
A Statutory History
of the Steam and Electric Railways of Canada
1836-1937

Dorman, Robert, complier

1938; Canada Department of Transport; 2 books: 1) hard cover 765 pp and 2) stapled soft cover which is the Appendix consisting of a series of fold-out maps. The ffep of the hard cover has been torn and a large section is missing (no text has been lost); likewise the binding is beginning to crack at the front. Contents of both books appear to be clean. It is difficult to find this set complete.
$195.00
E-15
On Track
The Railway Mail Service in Canada

O'Reilly, Susan McLeod

1992; Canadian Museum of Civilization; soft cover; 151 pp. Illustrated in b&w and colour. Inscribed and signed by the author on the title page. Good condition.
$14.00
E-15
Footprints:
The Hungarian Legacy in Canada

Dreisziger, Nandor

2017; Embassy of Hungary and Nandor Dreisziger; soft cover; 124 pp. Good, clean condition.
$12.00
E-15
Never Done
Three Centuries of Women's Work in Canada


1974; The Corrective Collective; soft cover; 150 pp. Illustrated with numerous sketches. Significant wear to card covers, some minor soiling and a few dog-eared pages.
$14.00
E-14
The Canadian Army at War
From Pachino to Ortona
The Canadian Campaign in Sicily and Italy, 1943


ca 1943; Minister of National Defence; soft cover; 160 pp. Illustrated in b&w with numerous photos and a few paintings in colour. Significant wear to card covers. Contents appear to be clean.
$14.00
E-14
Canada at Dieppe

Hunter, T. Murray

1982; Canadian War Museum, National Museum of Man, National Museums of Canada; soft cover; 61 pp including index. Illustrated in b&w and colour with photos, paintings and maps. Minor bumps and wear to cover corners.
$12.00
E-14
The Canadian Battlefields in Belgium, The Netherlands and Germany
A Visitor's Guide

Copp, Terry and Mike Bechthold

2011; Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disaramament Studies; soft cover; 134 pp. Illustrated in b&w and colour with numerous photos and maps. Signed by Terry Copp on the title page. Some dog-eared pages; minor bumps and wear to cover corners and spine.

SOLD

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E-7
Trinity College School
Old Boys at War


1948; Old Boys' Association, Trinity College School, Port Hope, Ontario; hard cover; 231+ pp. Illustrated with b&w photos of TCS students who served in the Boer War, WW I and WW II. Includes separate errata page. Ex-library; minor bumps and wear to cover corners and spine.
$45.00
D-7
Canadians
A Battalion at War
Canadians in the Queen's Own Rifles of Canada, 1940-1945

Whitsed, Roy J.

n.d., after 1994; Burlington Books; hard cover with dj; 346 pp including index. "memoirs and recollections of 1940-1945 by veteran members and friends of Canada's senior infantry regiment The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada - edited by Roy J. Whitsed - one of the friends." Illustrated with b&w photos at the centre. The book appears to be in good condition other than a minor bump to the front board; the dj has a tear (taped) along the upper rear spine fold.

SOLD

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D-3
With the Irish Against Rommel
A Diary of 1943

Galloway, Colonel Strome

1984; Battleline Books; hard cover with dj; 176 pp plus index. "In 1943, Strome Galloway was posted to North Africa to serve with the London Irish Rifles in the campaign against Rommel. He faithfully kept almost dialy diary entries that form an engaging mixture of lucid journalism and pertinent anecdotes." Illustrated with b&w photos. Good condition, minor wear to dj, - the contents appear to be clean.
$16.00
D-3
The Elgin-Grey Papers
1846-1852

Doughty, Sir Arthur G., ed

1937; Secretary of State, Canada; soft covers; 1600+ pp in 4 volumes. "The Elgin-Grey Papers consist of private letters that passed between James Bruce, eighth Earl of Elgin and twelfth Earl of Kincardine, and Henry George, third Earl Grey, during the years 1846 to 1852, when the Earl of Elgin was Giovernor General of Canada and Earl Grey was Secretary of State for the Colonies, and also of miscellaneous papers relating to subjects of Canadian interest." Good condition, minor bumps and some soiling to card covers - there may be a few pencil notations in the text - otherwise the contents appear to be clean. This is a heavy set, which will affect postage.
$75.00
C-18
Ethnic Minorities
During Two World Wars

Thompson, John Herd

1991; Canadian Historical Association; stapled booklet; 20 pp. Historical Booklet No. 19. The booklet appears to be in good condition.
$8.00
C-18
The National Liberal Convention
Ottawa August 5, 6, 7, 1919


1919; soft cover; 214 pp. "The Story of the Convention and the Report of its Proceedings". Creasing to card covers, badly chipped spine and slightly loose binding in places. However, all is still intact.
$26.00
C-16
The Norman People
And Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States of America


1999; Genealogical Publishing Company; hard cover; 484 pp including index. Originally published in London in 1874. The book appears to be in very good condition.
$18.00
C-5
Uprooted and Transplanted
Sudeten Odyssey from Tragedy to Freedom, 1938-1958

Skoutajan, Hanns F.

2000; The Ginger Press; soft cover; 273 pp. The author's story of displacement, kindness, terror and triumph. He chronicles his family's escape from Europe in 1938 to a new life in Canada. Illustrated with some b&w photos. Inscribed and signed by the author on the title page. Good condition
$12.00
C-3
Volunteers for Sea Service
A Brief History of the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve

McKee, Cdr F.M.

1973; Houstons Standard Publications; stapled booklet; 69 pp. A Brief history of the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve, its predecessors and successors on its 50th anniversary, 1973. Illustrated with many b&w photos. Includes several appendices including lists of commanding and executive officers. The front card cover is badly creased. The contents appear clean.
$12.00
C-2
World War II Adventures of Canada's Bluenose
The Americans

Higgins, Andrew and Jesse Spalding III

1998; Andrew Higgins; softcover; 192 pp including index. Stated first edition. The Bluenose II was purchased by 2 Americans and saw service in the second world war "carrying deadly cargoes of munitions and dynamite through the submarine infested waters of the Caribbean". Well illustrated with photographs and documents. The card covers are creased and worn with a couple of marks on the back where stickers have been removed. Contents appear clean.
$16.00
B 21
The Writings of David Thompson, Volume 1
The Travels, 1850 Version

Moreau, William E., editor

2009; The Champlain Society; hardcover; 352+ pp. 5 fold-out maps plus 5 single page excerpts from Key Map. The book is in very good condition.
$26.00
X
The Canadian Army
1939 - 1945
An Official Historical Summary

Stacey, Colonel C.P.

1948; Authority of the Minister of National Defence; hardcover; 354 pp including index. Illustrated with colour plates and many fold-out maps. End papers are coloured maps. Some sun staining to front board and spine, corners are bumped - contents appear clean.
$18.00
X
The Encyclopedia of Canada

Wallace, W. Stewart, general editor

1940; University Associates of Canada; hardcover; 6 volume set, each volume approx 300 pp. This is not your average encyclopedia. The set was issued strictly as a "Registered Edition". Each copy issued was registered in the name of the owner and certified in Volume 1. This copy was registered in the name of C. Ulrich R. Tartre, Notaire, Ex-Mayor of the Village of Sutton, Brome County, P.Q. Illustrated throughout with both b&w and colour plates, and colour maps of the provinces. Decorative red cloth bindings showing a gilt crest containing a beaver and a maple leaf. The set is in very good condition.
$75.00
B-20
As for the Canadians
The Remarkable Story of the RCAF's "Guinea Pigs" of World War II

Donovan, Rita

2000; BuschekBooks; soft cover; 303 pp, including index. The story of injured RCAF airmen who were part of The Guinea Pig Club project at Queen Victoria Hospital in Sussex, which put airmen's bodies back together and helped rebuild their spirits. Illustrated with b&w photos. Inscribed and signed by the author on the title page. Wear to rear card cover - otherwise, the book is in good condition.

SOLD

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X
When Christmas Crossed the Peace

McClung, Nellie L.


1923; Thomas Allen; soft cover with boards and dj; 149 pp. Nellie McClung "was a Canadian feminist, politician, author, and social activist. She was a part of the social and moral reform movements prevalent in Western Canada in the early 1900s. In 1927, McClung and four other women: Henrietta Muir Edwards, Emily Murphy, Louise McKinney and Irene Parlby, who together came to be known as "The Famous Five" (also called "The Valiant Five"), launched the "Persons Case," contending that women could be "qualified persons" eligible to sit in the Senate. The Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the current law did not recognize women as such. However, the case was won upon appeal to the Judicial Committee of the British Privy Council [which was] the court of last resort for Canada at that time." (from Wikipedia). This is her first book. Significant wear to the dj; previous owner's name on ffep; contents appear clean. This is a hard to find title.
$375.00
#A-22
Children of the Land
The Story of the Macdonald Movement in Canada

Sherwood, Herbert Francis

circa 1910; reprinted by permission from The Outlook, New York, April 23, 1910; stapled booklet, approx 15 pp. The Macdonald movement focused on the training of young people towards a rural life in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Illustrated with b&w photos. Minor wear and some soiling to card covers. Contents are clean.
$16.00
A-14
Women of the War Years
Stories of Determination and Indomitable Courage

Galloway, Orpha E.(Peggy), Committee Chairman

2000; Orpha E. Galloway; hardcover; 320 pp. From the estate of Flora MacDonald. Signed by Mrs. Galloway on p. vi. Also included is a letter from Committee Chairman Galloway to Flora MacDonald thanking her for writing the Foreward to the book and a small gift card announcing its publication. Illustrated with b&w photos. The book is in very good condition.
$35.00
A-13
John Howard Crocker LL.D.
1870-1859

Keyes, Mary Ellen

1966; The University of Western Ontario; stapled book; 96 pp. Part of the Western Ontario History Nuggets series, this being Volume no. 32. John Howard Crocker was a pioneer in early Canadian physical fitness and in the promotion of amateur athletics. He worked for the YMCA for many years, and was manager of Canada's first Olympic Team (1908). Illustrated with b&w photos. Covers are scuffed and worn, but the contents are clean.
$25.00
A-10
Fraternal Correspondence and Reviews
Canada 1936

Ponton, William Nisbet, P.G.M.


Masons, Grand Lodge of Canada
1936; softcover with paper wraps; 288 pp. Contains transcripts of correspondence from Lodges around the world on a variety of subjects. The names of Grand Masters and Grand Secretaries as well as sometimes other members are noted for each lodge covered. Covers are creased, contents are clean.
$45.00
L14-20
Winning the Second Battle
Canadian Veterans and the Return to Civilian Life 1915-1930

Morton, Desmond and Glenn Wright

1987; University of Toronto Press; hard cover; 328 pp including index. Illustrated with b&w photos. Good condition.
$35.00
L14-6
Enduring Hardship
The Chinese Laundry in Canada

Hoe, Ban Seng

2003; Canadian Museum of Civilization; soft cover; 86 pp. Well illustrated with black & white photographs and documents. Very good condition.
$12.00

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