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181 Croft-Murray, Edward

An Album of Eighteenth Century Venetian Operatic Caricatures Formerly in the Collection of Count Algarotti
Toronto
Art Gallery of Ontario
1980

First Edition
Soft Cover
Very Good





Created in conjunction with a gallery show at the Art Gallery of Ontario from September through November 1980. 80 pages, minor edgewear and some rubbing of back cover, all else truly fine. Profusely illustrated as one would expect - with drawings rarely seen anywhere.
097144

Price: 17.50 USD
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182 Cross, W.K.

The Charlton Standard Catalogue of Canadian Communion Tokens
North York, Ontario, Canada
Charlton Press
1996
088968104X / 9780889681040
First Edition
Soft Cover
Very Good





First edition in marvelous shape - clean and solid. 270 pages, illustrated, detailed descriptions, history, weights, metals and so much more
094252

Price: 13.46 USD
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183 Cummer, Joan Whittaker

A Book of Spinning Wheels
U. S. A.
P.E. Randall
1993
091433946X / 9780914339465

Soft Cover
As New





Lovely fresh copy that aside from a touch of edgewear and a very faint spine crease appears NEW AND UNREAD. 381 pp, illustrated. One of the best reference works on the subject, chapters include: Acknowledgements, Preface, Spinning Wheel Collection, Brief History of Spinning Wheel Development, Classification of Wheels, Spindle Wheels, European Horizontal Bobbin-Flyer Wheels, European Vertical Bobbin-Flyer Wheels, American Bobbin Flyer Wheels, Canadian Bobbin Flyer Wheels, Double Flyer Wheels, Parlor Wheels, Accessories and Tables of Measurements.
093200

Price: 120.00 USD
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184 Currie, Ted ; DuVernet, Tim

Memories and Images
Bracebridge
T & T Communications
1982

First Edition
Soft Cover
Very Good



Illustrated

Softcover, original stapled wraps - 46 pp of prose, poetry, memories and photographs of the Muskoka area. Some edgewear and creasing of covers, interior fine
083911

Price: 14.50 USD
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185 Dahl, Walther

Rammjäger - das letzte Aufgebot - Nach Originalunterlagen bearb. von F. R. K. Dahl
Heusenstamm
Orion Verlag Heusenstamm
1962


Hard Cover
Very Good
Good




Hardcover - profusely illustrated with vintage photographs, maps. diagrams - the memoir and military aviation history. TEXT IN GERMAN. A solid clean copy, with only the dust jacket showing some edgewear and chipping
095835

Price: 20.00 USD
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186 Daily Mail and Empire

Half Century Anniversary Number of the Daily Mail and Empire, Toronto, Canada, 1872-1922 The story of fifty years of a great newspaper, with a review of Canadian history and progress.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Daily Mail and Empire
1922

First Edition
Soft Cover
Very Good





Original brown wraps, 1st edition, 118 pages, filled with vintage photographs, advertisements, articles and more. Comprises a general historical review of the development of the Dominion of Canada re industry, transporation, finance, education and natural resources, with emphasis on the province of Ontario and the cities of Toronto and Montreal. Also included is the ORIGINAL mailer from the Mail and Empire advertising a complimentary copy. Some rubbing of covers, along with some creasing (mostly back cover edges) - interior fine
096491

Price: 65.00 USD
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187 David Freidel, Linda Schele

Forest of Kings : The Untold Story of the Ancient Maya
NY
William Morrow
1990


Soft Cover
Very Good





Minor edgewear and spine crease otherwise a fine clean sturdy copy. From the publisher;"The recent interpretation of Maya hieroglyphs has given us the first written history of the New World as it existed before the European invasion. In this book, two of the first central figures in the massive effort to decode the glyphs, Linda Schele and David Freidel, make this history available in all its detail. A Forest of Kings is the story of Maya kingship, from the beginning of its institution and the first great pyramid builders two thousand years ago to the decline of Maya civilization and its destruction by the Spanish. Here the great historic rulers of pre-Columbian civilization come to life again with the decipherment of their writing. At its height, Maya civilization flourished under great kings like Shield-Jaguar, who ruled for more than sixty years, expanding his kingdom and building some of the most impressive works of architecture in the ancient world. Long placed on a mist-shrouded pedestal as austere, peaceful stargazers, the Maya elites are now known to have been the rulers of populous, aggressive city-states. Hailed as "a Rosetta stone of Maya civilization" (Brian M. Fagan, author of People of the Earth), A Forest of Kings is "a must for interested readers," says Evon Vogt, professor of anthropology at Harvard University. "
098050

Price: 14.49 USD
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188 David Macfarlane

Store of Dreams
Toronto
Globe and Mail ( Edwin o'Dacre )
1989


Soft Cover
Fine





Fine condition, clean bright and bright - this is an article found within a 1989 Toronto periodical and this listing includes the entire magazine, not just the article in the title.
067265

Price: 9.99 USD
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189 Davies, Blodwen ; Pierce, Lorne - Editor

Old Father Forest - Ryerson Canadian History Readers Series
Toronto
Ryerson Press
1930

First Edition
Soft Cover
Very Good



Illustrated

This volume is part of the wonderful "Ryerson Canadian History Readers" issued in the 1920s and 1930s for use in Canadian schools. All volumes in this series were issued in wraps (soft cover), staple bound. Created to fill a void in the study of very specific areas of Canadian history and biography, each reader contains a wealth of historical information through the characters and events covered. The books are written in a charming and vivid manner. This particular copy is in very good shape, clean and tight, with very minor edgewear and only a touch of age toning.
048797

Price: 17.99 USD
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190 Davies, Blodwen ; Pierce, Lorne - Editor

Story of Agriculture - Ryerson Canadian History Readers Series
Toronto
Ryerson Press
1930

First Edition
Soft Cover
Very Good





This volume is part of the wonderful "Ryerson Canadian History Readers" issued in the 1920s and 1930s for use in Canadian schools. All volumes in this series were issued in wraps (soft cover), staple bound. Created to fill a void in the study of very specific areas of Canadian history and biography, each reader contains a wealth of historical information through the characters and events covered. The books are written in a charming and vivid manner. This particular copy is in very good shape, clean and tight, with very minor edgewear and only a touch of age toning.
048804

Price: 17.99 USD
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191 Davies, Charles W

Romance of Niagara
Canada
Morgan-Davies Pub
2000
0969638620 / 9780969638629

Soft Cover
As New





APPEARS NEW AND UNREAD. Stories of the Niagara Frontier - the early visitors of the 1800s, the natives, explorers, settlers, the great Falls, forts, heroes, scoundrels, the River Road, smugglers, daredevils and more. Illustrated with photgraphs
095524

Price: 9.99 USD
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192 Davis, M. Dale; Davis, Renate

Civilizations in History : Africa and Asia
Don Mills, ON, Canada
Oxford University Press
1991
0195408284 / 9780195408287

Soft Cover
Very Good





Ink markings on bottom page edges and discolouration on the inside front cover otherwise a fine tight copy.
C5139

Price: 12.99 USD
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193 Davison ; Adams et al

Davison & Adams - Ale, Wine and Liquor Merchants - Biographical Sketch - City of Brantford ( Ontario ) from the History of Brant County Ontario
Toronto
Warner, Beers & Co.
1883


Soft Cover
New





This is a biographical sketch of the individual listed in the title, and was originally published in 1883 as a part of the History of Brant County Ontario. This is a facsimile reprint copy of the original work, plain paper, staple bound card covers. As this is a faithful copy of the original there are some defects that will be reproduced, primarily a touch of foxing - text however is clean, clear, legible and unobscured.
068603

Price: 4.99 USD
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194 Day, Martin

History of English Literature 1837 to the Present
U. S. A.
CCG
1964


Soft Cover
Good to Fair





Some edgewear and creasing of spine and covers,as well some age toning, otherwise still a good reading copy
NS12415

Price: 6.99 USD
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195 De L'Estoile, Pierre : Roelker, Nancy Lyman

The Paris of Henry of Navarre as Seen By Pierre De L'estoile Selections from His Memoires Journaux
Cambridge
Harvard University Press
1958

First Edition
Hard Cover
Very Good
No Jacket


Illustrated

Hardcover 1st edition, blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine, no dj. Minor sheflwear and a few scuffs on cover, former owner's signature otherwise a fine clean solid copy
087057

Price: 32.55 USD
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196 Decaux, Alain

Napoleon's Mother ( Original Title Letizia Mere De L'empereur )
London
Cresset Press
1962

First Thus
Hard Cover
Very Good
Very Good


Illustrated ( Frontispiece )

Hardcover 1st English editon - minor shelfwear otherwise a fine clean solid copy. Dust jacket is a little chipped otherwise fine
078014

Price: 18.99 USD
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197 Dedopolus, Tom

The Brotherhood: Inside the Secret World of the Freemasons
U.S.A.
Thunder's Mouth Press
2005
1560258292 / 9781560258292

Soft Cover
Very Good





A clean fresh copy with only a touch of edgewear. From the publisher:"The Freemasons are the world’s best-known fraternity. Famous for their secretive nature and impressive roster of historical members, they are often regarded as a sinister force operating behind the scenes. Some dismiss them as a group of old men who dress up to play games and indulge in a convivial dinner. Others believe they are a corrupting network of avid nepotists and political dabblers, pulling society’s strings for their own dark ends.This is a long way from the Order’s original reputation as a force of enlightenment, social responsibility, and scientific awareness. Behind the rumors, hearsay, and façade of secrecy, Freemasonry resonates with a beautiful tradition of philosophical symbolism. The journey through the degrees of Masonry is the journey through life itself.Written by the grandson of a very high-ranking Mason, The Brotherhood is a fascinating look inside an enigmatic institution. Starting with the visible structure of international Freemasonry and the myths and legends that surround it, the book moves on to examine the true meaning of Freemasonry—its mythological and real history, its social context, and the symbolism and philosophy that illuminates every aspect of the Craft, with a look at the current state of Freemasonry today."
095149

Price: 8.99 USD
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198 DeLancey, Caroline

A Desk Book of Correct Social Correspondence and the Etiquette of Social Stationery
New York
Eaton, Crame & Pike Company
1922

First Edition
Hard Cover
Very Good





Hardcover, two toned cloth with gilt titles. A WONDERFUL piece of social history, where the author outlines how to go about writing invitations, titles, modes of address, the uses of stationery and so much more! 150 pages, indexed. Minor edgewear otherwise fine. Imagine where two brothers are marrying two sisters... who writes the invitations? All sorts of unusual and also mundane situations
097714

Price: 14.50 USD
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199 Dempster, George et al

George Dempster - Hatter & Furrier - Biographical Sketch - City of Brantford ( Ontario ) from the History of Brant County Ontario
Toronto
Warner, Beers & Co.
1883


Soft Cover
New





This is a biographical sketch of the individual listed in the title, and was originally published in 1883 as a part of the History of Brant County Ontario. This is a facsimile reprint copy of the original work, plain paper, staple bound card covers. As this is a faithful copy of the original there are some defects that will be reproduced, primarily a touch of foxing - text however is clean, clear, legible and unobscured.
093899

Price: 2.91 USD
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200 Deutschen Kolonialkrieger Bundes

Unvergessenes Heldentum Das Kolonisationswerk Der Deutschen Schutztruppe Und Marine : Ein Gedenbuch
Berlin
Kolonialwarte Agencia Duems
1924

First Edition
Soft Cover
Good





100 pages in GERMAN - Original wraps, plus advertisements. Illustrated with photographs. 100 Seiten mit photos illustriert. Covers are rather worn, interior fine. Abdeckungen sind nicht getragen, innen fein.
095837

Price: 29.00 USD
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