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A Toronto Album: Glimpses of the City That Was
Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1970.
Dark brown boards. 109 photos of old Toronto plus text. Private bookplate at front, else a fine, jacketless copy.
$13.95 Book Number: 45212 Order / Enquire
THE FIRST FIFTY YEARS: Royal Canadian Legion Branch 43
Oshawa, ON: Royal Canadian Legion, 1979.
Oblong octavo, blue pictorial cloth gilt, yellow endpapers. pp 160. Many photos. Lists of officers. Ex library, with removed label scar at rear, small scar to bottom of half title page, abrasion and whitening to upper outer corner of front free endpaper, mainly fine otherwise. Orange jacket has some sunning and abrasion to the spine, VG otherwise. History of this Oshawa, ON, branch.
$17.95 Book Number: 45494 Order / Enquire
STATUTES SPECIALLY RELATING TO THE CITY OF TORONTO. Compiled by Order of the Special Committee Appointed by the Municipal Council to Consolidate the City By-Laws.
Toronto: Rowsell & Hutchison, 1894.
xiv, 592 pp. Bound in old half calf and marbled boards, spine renewed with tan calf and leather label, new cream endpapers. Sides have rubbing, with a bit of wear to outer corners; page edges yellowed; private bookplate on front pastedown; clean and tight copy otherwise, text in fine condition. Note: 2 kg parcel, extra postage will be required
$85.00 Book Number: 22200 Order / Enquire
HISTORICAL REVIEW OF THE TOWN OF DURHAM
Durham, Ontario: 1958.
 pp, cerlox bound in card covers, photos and ads in text. Some yellowing to covers, small tears at head of spine, VG otherwise. Issued for Durham's Old Home Week, 2-6 Aug., 1958.
$30.00 Book Number: 25682 Order / Enquire
THE BOARD OF TRADE CITY OF TORONTO ANNUAL REPORT 1906
Toronto: R.G. McLean, 1906.
Octavo, blue ribbed cloth gilt, floral endpapers. pp 104, (lvi, ads). Personalized binding (R.A. Donald on front cover). Colour frontispice, many b&w photos, many pictorial ads of Toronto and area businesses. Lightly darkened spine has two small dark spots, else fine.
$45.00 Book Number: 36685 Order / Enquire
BRAMPTON'S 100th ANNIVERSARY AS AN INCORPORATED TOWN 1873-1973
Brampton, Ontario: The Corporation of the Town of Brampton and the Brampton Centennial Committee, 1973.
Quarto, gilt boards. pp 264 + 110, (2) pp of local ads. Well illustrated, some colour photos. Private owner ink inscription at top inside front cover, else fine. Note: 2 kg parcel, extra shipping may be required.
$24.95 Book Number: 37214 Order / Enquire
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 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.
$495.00 Book Number: 41987 Order / Enquire
Metropolitan Toronto Police Amateur Athletic Association: centennial book
Toronto: Metropolitan Toronto Police Amateur Athletic Association, no date , 1982.
Quarto, 31 cm, blue cloth gilt. pp (80). Many photos. Fine copy without jacket, as issued.
$15.00 Book Number: 43390 Order / Enquire
TRANSIT IN TORONTO: the story of the development of public transportation in Toronto, from horse cars to a modern, high speed subway system
Toronto: Toronto Transit Commission (TTC_, 1967.
Octavo, pp 65, . Photos. Centre spread colour map. Some red ink notations to two pages at rear, else fine. Covers years 1849-1967. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
$18.50 Book Number: 43514 Order / Enquire
CANADA'S FIRST SUBWAY: a cavalcade of progress 1921-1954
Toronto: Toronto Transportation Commission, 1954.
Squarish quarto, pp 18), stapled in blue card covers with attached maroon card cover with flaps. Illustrated in colour and b&w. Photos, portraits. Lower fore corner of the card jacket is creased, partially split; slight rubbing to spine, flap folds and rear cover; VG copy otherwise, no owner names. Map at rear ot the Yonge Street line, 12 stations between Union and Eglinton.
$50.00 Book Number: 43628 Order / Enquire
NORTHROP & LYMAN CO.'S FAMILY ALMANAC, GUIDE TO HEALTH, AND RECIPE BOOK
Toronto: Northrop & Lyman Co., 1885.
Octavo, pp 36, printed in double columns, in pictorial paper covers. Small puncture with string to upper inner corner; 3 mm nick to fore edge throughout; text paper lightly toned; small tan spot on front cover; VG otherwise. Rubber stamp of dealer A. Herbold, Chippewa, ON, in designated space on rear cover. Pictorial ad for Dr. Thomas' Eclectic Oil inside front cover, small wood cut illustrations, other ads, monthly charts, and testimonials from Canadians in text. This Toronto patent medicine / snake oil firm moved their business from Newcastle to Toronto in 1874 and were located at 21 Front Street in 1885. See Driver, Culinary Landmarks, p. 301. This almanac contains has no cookery recipes. AMICUS locates only one copy (U of Sask.)
$35.00 Book Number: 44673 Order / Enquire
TORONTONENSIS. The yearbook of the University of Toronto 1933. Volume XXXV
Toronto: Univerisity of Toronto Press, 1933.
Blue leather grain pictorial cloth stamped in light metallic blue. pp 469. Reproductions of three Owen Staples engravings at front. April, 1933, ink ownership inscription at front, minor wear at foot of spine, else fine. Note: 2.5 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.
$35.00 Book Number: 45018 Order / Enquire
POLYPHONY: the bulletin of the Multicultural History Society of Ontario. Toronto's People. Spring / Summer 1984. Vol. 6, No. 1
Toronto: Multicultural History Society of Ontario, 1984.
Colour paper covers. pp (6), 254. Many photos. Fine.
$13.95 Book Number: 45048 Order / Enquire
THE SPIRIT OF PLACE
Toronto: BCE Development Corporation, 1988.
Large squarish octavo, white copy. pp 48. Illustrated with b&w photos, plans, illustrations (some in colour). Fine in fine jacket, with a printed invitation to the opening. BCE Place is a fantastic architectural achievement in the heart of downtown Toronto. It encompases a full city block, 5 acres, and incorporates 13 Victorian commercial buildings into the structure. The atrium and the stained glass rotunda of the Bank of Montreal are breath-taking. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.
$25.00 Book Number: 45065 Order / Enquire
LARGE LITHOGRAPHED MAP OF DOWNTOWN TORONTO 1888
50 X 88 cm. Engraved by Rolph, Smith. Map area is 33 x 57 cm. Issued as an advertisement by P. Jameson, clothiers, corner of Yonge and Queen. Pictures of the establishment to the left and right of the map, large typographical heading at top. Vertical crease, else fine. Matted. Note: very large parcel, extra shipping will be required.
$650.00 Book Number: 45067 Order / Enquire
EPISTAXIS ( 4 issues for 1936-39)
Toronto: University of Toronto, Medical Society, 1936-39, 1936.
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.
$60.00 Book Number: 45382 Order / Enquire
BOWMANVILLE HISTORY PROJECT
Bowmanville, ON: Bowmanville High School, 1980.
Quarto, approx. 60 pages reproduced from typescript, brad bound in plain blue folder. Maps in text. Fine copy. A history of Bowmanvile, Ontario, 1958-75, produced as a summer works project by high school and university students. Signed by John C. Morris, Project Co-ordinator.
$10.95 Book Number: 45386 Order / Enquire
NOSTALGIC MEMORIES OF BYGONE TORONTO. At the waterfront
No place (Toronto): Excelsior Life, (197-?),
Oblong 16mo, 11.5 x 14.5 cm. pp , rounded corners. Two pages of text, the rest b&w photos of passenger ships. Rebound in half brown cloth and marbled boards. Fine. AMICUS locates at OTY only.
$15.00 Book Number: 45400 Order / Enquire
OLD HOME WEEK. August 11-17, 1974. Souvenir programme [cover title]
Oshawa, ON: Corporation of the City of Oshawa, 1974.
Octavo, 32 pp, stapled in card covers. Photos, mostly local ads. Bit of rubbing along the spine fold, VG otherwise. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
$15.00 Book Number: 45405 Order / Enquire
THROUGH A CENTURY WITH STREETSVILLE 1859-1959
Streetsville, ON: Streetsville Review, for the Streetsville Centennial Committee, 1959.
Octavo, pp (112), stapled in yellow card covers. Photos, local ads, introductory note by John Diefenbaker. "A Souvenir of the Centennial Celebration June 25-26-27-28, 1959". Mild soiling and small tear to rear cover, VG+ otherwise. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
$25.00 Book Number: 45437 Order / Enquire