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General Canadiana, Military and the North
British Columbia
Prairie Provinces
Maritime Provinces
United Empire Loyalists
UK and Ireland

General Canadiana, Military and the North

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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.
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.
The Elgin-Grey Papers

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.
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.
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.
Canadians on the Nile
Being the Adventures of the Voyageurs on the Khartoum Relief Expedition and Other Exploits

MacLaren, Roy

1978; University of British Columbia Press; hard cover with dj; 184 pp including index. First edition. Black & white illustrations. Dust jacket is chipped and torn, book is solid and clean.


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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.
The Social Register of Canada

1958; Social Register of Canada Ltd; hard cover; 653 pp plus index. Stated first edition. Gilt crest on front board and gilt title on spine. Minor scuffing to boards - otherwise, the book appears to be in good condition.
The Powder Horn
Chronicle of the Queen's Own Rifles of Canada

1960; soft cover; 133+ pp. Illustrated with many b&w photos. Creasing and bumps to card covers - otherwise, the book appears to be in good condition.
The Royal Canadian Regiment
Volume 2: 1933-1966

Stevens, G.R.

1967; London Printing & Lithographing Co. Ltd; hard cover with dj; 420 pp. Well illustrated with b&w photos and fold-out maps. Dust jacket is chipped and worn, boards are bumped and there is minor staining to some pages. Binding is tight.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.


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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.

Smith, Wilfred I.

1992; Dundurn Press; hard cover with dj; 346 pp including index. "The story of a group of Canadian Army officers who volunteered to serve in the British Army in Europe between D-Day, 1944, and V-E day, 1945..." Illustrated with b&w photos and the end papers are maps. Good condition.
Indian Affairs Records
at the National Archives of Canada
A source for genealogical research

Russell, Bill

1998; The Ontario Genealogical Society; soft cover; 104 pp. Illustrated with some b&w record examples. Ex-library with stamps and stickers. Card covers are a bit creased and worn.
A Regiment at War
The Story of the Royal Canadian Regiment 1939-1945

Galloway, Strome

1979; self published; soft cover; 238 pp. First published in 1946 under the title 55 Axis. "The route followed, or more properly, the "axis of advance," of units in the field was pickteted along its course with signs bearing the tactical number of the unit or formation concerned. The tactical number of The Royal Canadian Regiment was "55"." Includes a list of Commanding Officers with short bios, the Regiment's itinerary 1939-45, Roll of Honour and a list of those accidentally killed or died of natural causes. Signed by the author. Some staining to card covers and a few page ends - otherwise good condition.
Petticoat Warfare

Tierney, Ruth

1984; Mika Publishing; softcover, 82 pp. World War II. "A story based on one woman's truth and dedicated to her former comrades-in- pettcoats, both living and dead". Illustrated with b&w photos. Very good condition. Contents are clean.
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.
History of Rural Mail in Canada

Wilcox, George

1975; Public Affairs, Canada; stapled softcover, 74 pp. Illustrated with sepia style photos. Minor creases and some soiling to card covers. Contents are clean.
Never Leave Your Head Uncovered:
A Canadian Nursing Sister in World War Two

Carter, Doris V.

1999; Potlatch Publications; softcover; 155 pp; "Nursing Sister Lieutenant Doris V. Carter served overseas with the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps from 1940 to 1945". Her work took her to England, Algeria, Sicily, Italy and Belgium. This book tells her story. There is writing on the title page - otherwise the book is in good condition and the contents are clean.
Proudly She Marched
Training Canada's World War II Women in Waterloo County
Volume 1: Canadian Women's Army Corps

Russell, Ruth

2006; Canadian Federation of University Women, Kitchener-Waterloo; hardcover; 200 pp including index. From the estate of Flora MacDonald. Inscribed "To The Hon. Flora MacDonald, with many thanks and best wishes, Ruth Russell, Canadian Federation of University Women, Kitchener-Waterloo". Also included is a letter from the author to Flora MacDonald thanking her for writing the Foreward to the book and a copies of a couple of newspaper clippings announcing its publication. Illustrated with b&w photos. The book is in very good condition.
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.
John Howard Crocker LL.D.

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.
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.
Come Wind, Come Weather
Stories of Baptist Beginnings in Canada

various authors

1947; Literature Department of the Women's Baptist Missionary Societies of Ontario West; stapled booklet; 63 pp. A project of the Dominion Committee, Women's Baptist Missionary Society of Canada. Minor scuffing and age stains to card covers and previous owner's stamp on title page - the contents are clean.


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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.
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.
The Memory of All That
Canadian Women Remember World War II

Latta, Ruth

1992; General Store Publishing House; softcover; 224. "In this extraordinary collection, Ruth Latta has brought together the stories of twenty- five women from varied backgrounds who were young during the Second World War. Some served in the armed forces, others did their bit as civilians, some struggled to survive. All found their lives changed in ways they cannot forget." Crease to front cover, contents are clean. Inscribed and signed by the author on the title page.

General Canadiana, Military and the North
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United Empire Loyalists
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