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Thinking with Both Hands; Sir Daniel Wilson in the Old World and the New

By: Ash, Marinell & Elizabeth Hulse (editor)

Price: $37.50

Publisher: Toronto, University of Toronto Press: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18440


Only slight wear ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar. ; B&W Illustrations; 9.29 X 6.28 X 1.27 inches; 392 pages; "This book is an exhaustive look at the life and career of one of the last century's most interesting and accomplished educators. Widely admired in his own day, Sir Daniel Wilson has been largely forgotten. This collection reappraises his contribution to many fields of endeavour and to the development of the University of Toronto. As well as his ow... View more info

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Annie Howells and Achille Frechette

By: Doyle, John Robert

Price: $16.50

Publisher: Toronto, University of Toronto Press: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16717


Beige dust jacket a little dust soiled, short tears, glue mark on front cover. ; A bright, solid book, dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 157 pages; Annie Howells was the daughter of the US Consul in Quebec and the sister of William Dean Howells. Achille Fréchette was a translator for the House of Commons and the brother of French-Canadian poet Louis Fréchette. Both were authors in their own right. After their marriage in 1877, t... View more info

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Aganetha's Story

By: Dyck, Florence

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Self Published: circa 2013

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 18456


Signed by Author; Card covers show slight shelf wear.; Inscribed by author on front fly leaf. A bright, solid book. ; Trade PB; B&W Illustrations and Maps; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 256 pages; Using stories told to her by her Mother and Grandmother, Florence Dyck tries to recreate the life of her great-grandmother Aganetha Neufeld née Buhler and in doing so, discovers her Mennonite roots. "Aganetha immigrated to Canada with her family in 1876 at the age of ... View more info

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The Wheel of Things A biography of L. M. Montgomery, author of Anne of Green Gables

By: Gillen, Mollie

Price: $13.95

Publisher: Don Mills, ON, Fitzhenry & Whiteside: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18569


Light shelf wear present on DJ and boards, lower fore corner damaged, with equivalent area of DJ missing. ; A bright, solid book dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped.; B&W Photographs; 9.13 X 6.57 X 1.11 inches; 200 pages; Through some diligent detective work, the author has discovered correspondence, long thought lost. This has served to fill out what was known of the life of Lucy Maud Montgomery, beloved author of the 'Anne' books. View more info

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The Clear Spirit; twenty Canadian women and their times,

By: Innis, Mary (Quayle)

Price: $16.50

Publisher: Toronto, ON, Canadian Federation of University Women By University of Toronto Press: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16718


Signed by Editor; Light wear to blue cloth covered boards, dustjacket shows wear to extremities. ; A tight solid book, price clipped ust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 304 pages; Brief biographies of such Canadian luminaries as Pauline Johnson, Agnes Macphail, Madame de la Tour, L. M. Montgomery and Emily Carr. A gift inscription by the Chairman of the editorial committee Vida Peene View more info

Prophet of the wilderness Abraham Gesner

By: Mitcham, Allison

Price: $16.50

Publisher: Hantsport, NS, Lancelot Press: 1995

Seller ID: 14137


Some creasing of front card cover; A tight solid book. ; Trade PB; B&W Illustrations; 208 pages; Geologist, explorer, inventor, author, and founder of the first Natural History Museum in Canada View more info

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The Dionnes

By: Tesher, Ellie

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Toronto, Seal Books: 2000

Edition: First Paperback Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 18322


Card covers show shelf wear, minor creasing, pages slightly yellowed.; A tight solid book. ; Mass Market PB; B&W Photographs; 6.80 X 4.10 X 0.80 inches; 322 pages; "A sensitive and candid inside account of the struggles of the Dionne quintuplets, from "million-dollar babies" to impoverished adults, and their ultimate triumph in the battle for compensation after years of exploitation. The miracle babies -- to this day the world's only surviving identical quin... View more info

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Ship ahoy, sagebrush An immigrant's tale

By: Van El, Alannah

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Vancouver BC, Seas Star Press: 1994

Seller ID: 15956


Only slight wear to card covers; Bright solid book ; Trade PB; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 111 pages; An account of a family's immigration experience. View more info