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  • BROWN'S TORONTO GENERAL DIRECTORY. 1856...
    BROWN'S TORONTO GENERAL DIRECTORY. 1856...

    Toronto: W.R. Brown, 1856. Title continues "...Comprising amongst other information, official governmental directory, alphabetical governmental directory, street directory, commercial directory, trades directory, city directory, and banking and insurance directory, with statistical, detail, and general information." At head of title page "Subscriber's Copy". (Price was three dollars - quite a bit at the time). Octavo, original red morocco grain cloth, spine gilt lettered, arms of Toronto in gilt on front cover, gilt advertisement for the St. Nicholas Saloon (58 King St. East), on rear cover. Yellow pastedowns with ads. Issued without free endpapers. pp (2, title leaf), [1, blank], (1, ad), (i)-lii (General Index, Preface, Introduction), (1)-331, [1, blank], i-lxxi (ads, many pictorial. many printed in reddish-orange), (1, title page…

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    Toronto: W.R. Brown, 1856. Title continues "...Comprising amongst other information, official governmental directory, alphabetical governmental directory, street directory, commercial directory, trades directory, city directory, and banking and insurance directory, with statistical, detail, and general information." At head of title page "Subscriber's Copy". (Price was three dollars - quite a bit at the time). Octavo, original red morocco grain cloth, spine gilt lettered, arms of Toronto in gilt on front cover, gilt advertisement for the St. Nicholas Saloon (58 King St. East), on rear cover. Yellow pastedowns with ads. Issued without free endpapers. pp (2, title leaf), [1, blank], (1, ad), (i)-lii (General Index, Preface, Introduction), (1)-331, [1, blank], i-lxxi (ads, many pictorial. many printed in reddish-orange), (1, title page for MACLEAR & CO.'S CANADIAN ALMANAC AND REPOSITORY OF USEFUL KNOWLEDGE, FOR THE YEAR 1856, being leap year...), 2-86 (text in double columns), 87- (104), ads, many pictorial + 8 leaves of ads printed both sides in reddish-orange in main text body, extra to the pagination. Ex library, rebacked, with most of original spine cloth laid down (1 cm lacking at head, and some cloth wrinkling there, but all gilt lettering still present), spine a little darkened with light sticker shadow; covers have small black soil spots and light evidence of removed tape from inner margins; inner hinges reinforced with white cloth tape and blank leaf supplied front and rear; front pastedown has a small contemporary ink name and the nice bookplate of Joseph J. Murphy; title page has a small library rubber stamp and a small corner chip (no printing affected); page edges darkened; thin text paper lightly toned; otherwise a VG, clean, tight and unworn copy. Rare in the market.

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    Book ID: 41987
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  • BUTLER, Juan, 1942-81
    CABBAGETOWN DIARY: a documentary

    Toronto: Peter Martin, 1971. Inscribed by Author; Second printing (first was in 1970). Card covers. Creases to covers, first few leaves, and upper corner of a couple leaves near middle of the book;' a number of pages have lines in margins, with a few words in the margin of one page; just a good copy. Inscribed by the author "27/3/72. To Joanne with many thanks, Juan Butler". The author's first novel (of three), a savage portrait of the Cabbagetown district of Toronto, then one of its poorest. Disappointed with the receiption of his third novel, and struggling with his mental health, Butler offed himself at age 38. A scarce signature. ; Octavo; Signed by Author

    Book ID: 49591
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  • BEAUMONT, Ralph
    CATARACT AND THE FORKS OF THE CREDIT: a pictorial history

    Edition: First printing

    No place [Erin, ON]: Author, 1973. pp [34], [2], stapled in card covers. Many photos. Some neat scoring with yellow marker, else fine. Caledon Hills. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.

    Book ID: 43378
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  • SALNEK, Margo
    COACH HOUSES OF TORONTO

    Edition: First Edition

    Erin, ON: Boston Mills Press, 2005. Glossy colour photographic boards. Fine in fine jacket, with colour photos by Donna Griffith. 1.45 kg parcel; Quarto 1550464272

    Book ID: 53679
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  • Farewell, J.E.
    -County of Ontario: short notes as to the early settlement and progress of the county and brief references to the pioneers and some Ontario county men who have taken a prominent part in Provincial and Dominion affairs

    Whitby, ON: Gazette-Chronicle Press, 1907. Octavo. Printed paper-covered boards, cloth spine. pp [4], 103, [3] + frontispiece (the court house, dated 1910) + 8 other photo plates. Text in double columns. Rebacked with author and title hand lettered; wide strips of clear tape in inner margins of covers; new endpapers?; pulpy text paper yellowed; evidence of removed label at rear; good copy otherwise, fragile text clean and unworn. Whitby, Uxbridge, Oshawa, Cannington. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.

    Book ID: 45568
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  • STAMP, Robert M.
    EARLY DAYS IN RICHMOND HILL: a history of the community to 1930

    Edition: First printing

    Richmond Hill, Ontario: Richmond Hill Public Library Board, 1991. Oblong quarto, brown cloth, pictorial endpapers. pp (xii), 400, [2]. Photos, index. Ink presentation inscription at front from the mayor, book leaned, else fine in fine jacket. 2 kg parcel

    Book ID: 45778
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  • ROSS, J. Douglas
    EDUCATION IN OSHAWA from settlement to city

    (Oshawa, ON): Oshawa Board of Education, 1970. Octavo, 220 pp 15 plates and illustrations, index, blue cloth. Small owner label at front, else fine. Dust jacket has fading to red portion of spine, small tears, small chip to rear panel, VG otherwise.

    Book ID: 45577
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  • EPISTAXIS ( 4 issues for 1936-39)

    University of Toronto, Medical Society, 1936-39. 10 inches / 25.5 cm, stapled in illustrated paper covers printed in red and black. Volume 25, 1936; Volume 26, 1937; Volume 27, 1938 and Volume 28, 1939. pp 30, 46, 38, 40 (including rear cover). Toronto ads, verse, articles, jokes, cartoons and illustrations, etc. Vol. 37 has a macabre cover illustration of a skull. Staples a bit rusty, near fine. An annual published by the student Medical Society, University of Toronto. "Epistaxis" means nosebleed. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.

    Book ID: 45382
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  • BROMLEY, Jack and Jack May
    FIFTY YEARS OF PROGRESSIVE TRANSIT: a history of the Toronto Transit Commission

    New York: Electric Railroaders Association, 1978. Second printing of the hardcover issue. Quarto, maroon cloth. pp 176. Large folding supplement (maps and charts) and folding map in homemade-pouch at rear. Fine copy. Jacket has a bit of rubbing to spine lettering, small tears and one small chip to panels, VG otherwise. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.

    Book ID: 43443
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  • EUSTACE, C.J. (Cecil John Eustace)
    FORGOTTEN MUSIC

    Edition: First printing

    Toronto: McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 1974. Maroon boards. Fine copy. Dust jacket has some nicks and light rubbing, VG otherwise. A novel of Toronto.; Octavo 0070822026

    Book ID: 49378
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  • ARTHUR, Eric
    FROM FRONT STREET TO QUEEN'S PARK. The story of Ontario's Parliament Buildings. With a chapter on the "Ontario collection" by Fern Bayer

    Toronto: McCelland and Stewart, 1979. Reddish cloth. 14 pp colour plates, (15)-160, with b&w illustrations. Index. Fine copy. Jacket has creased tears, nicks, good. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.; Quarto

    Book ID: 45050
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  • COOK, Dave
    FROM FROZEN PONDS TO BEEHIVE GLORY: the story of Dixie Arena Gardens

    Edition: First printing

    Mississauga, ON: Author, 2006. Octavo, glossy card covers, 224 pp, many photos. Fine copy. Ice hockey, figure skating, lacrosse, curling, and more at this Mississauga arena over the years. i

    Book ID: 39317
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  • DIXON, Fred
    FUN WAS WHERE WE MADE IT: Mount Joy - Markham 1900-1915

    No place: No publisher, 1971. Octavo, white card covers. pp (16), (93), [3]. Photos and map in text. Ink owner name at front, else fine. Ontario local history. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.

    Book ID: 43721
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  • DIXON, Fred
    FUN WAS WHERE WE MADE IT: Mount Joy - Markham 1900-1915

    No place: No publisher, 1971. Octavo, white card covers. pp (16), (93), [3]. Photos and map in text. Ink owner name at front, else fine. Ontario local history.

    Book ID: 41077
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  • GREATER TORONTO AND THE MEN WHO MADE IT

    Edition: First Edition

    Toronto: Inter-Provincial Publishing Co, 1911. Quarto, black sheep gilt lettered, all edges gilt. pp (5)-237. Many portraits with biographical sketches and a great many photos of old Toronto scenes. Minor wear to head of spine, bottom half inch of spine chipped away, else a VG clean, tight, unrubbed copy, no owner names. Laid in is a promotional card for the book naming two officers of the company and advising that only a few copies remain. An uncommon and good Toronto book. 1.5 kg parcel

    Book ID: 40891
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  • McLEAN, Mrs. Irven and Beatrice R. McLean, compilers
    GREENWOOD THROUGH THE YEARS

    Greenwood, ON: Greenwood Farm Forum Historical Research Committee, 1960. Octavo. pp 38. Photos. Tipped in colour reproduction of a Manley MacDonald watercolour. Rebound in plain green cloth without the original card covers. Creases to title leaf, else fine.

    Book ID: 45406
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  • BENN, Carl
    HISTORIC FORT YORK 1793-1993

    Toronto: Natural Heritage, 1993. Oblong quarto, card covers. pp (192). Photos, maps, notes, index. Inscribed by the author. Tiny corner creases to covers, else fine.

    Book ID: 45351
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  • BUCKLES, Jane
    HISTORIC PICKERING

    Ontario: Author, 1972. pp 24, stapled in mustard card covers. Fine copy. Excellent pen and ink drawings of fine old Victorian houses scheduled to be torn down to make way for the Pickering airport which has never been built. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.; Oblong quarto

    Book ID: 45186
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  • KAISER, T. E., M.D.
    HISTORIC SKETCHES OF OSHAWA

    Edition: First edtion

    Oshawa, ON: The Reformer Printing and Publishing Co, 1921. Octavo, original black cloth (imitiation of a half-bound leather binding). pp [8], 216 + 31 plates. 1951 ink inscription from the author's wife on the title page; front free endpaper a little puckered from removed label; else fine. The first book- length history of Oshawa, written by a former mayor. A history beginning in 1794, including names of earliest settlers and officials, an 1857 Oshawa directory, a list of lot holders in Whitby and East Whitby townships in 1836, biographies of local notables, and more. Morley p. 193.

    Book ID: 45740
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  • HANN, Earl
    HISTORICAL PRESERVATION

    Oshawa, ON: Oshawa and District Historical Society, no date. Quarto, blue buckram (rebound?). Front free endpaper excised; evidence of removed label and two rubber stamped numbers at rear; narrow portion of upper and lower margin of first leaf clipped away (no printing loss), VG otherwise. Spine title is "Oshawa and District Historical Society. Historical Preservation, Inventory and Comment. Photos of 42 sites with commentary on facing pages. Probably issued last third of the 20th century.

    Book ID: 45451
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