Ad Infinitum Books

Quick Search

Advanced Search



Click on Title to view full description

1 The Canadian Rockies.
High Country Colour, Calgary: 1989. English language edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good conditiion. 
A collection of impressive, full color photographs of Western Canada. 
Price: 17.62 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
2 Time Out: Toronto.
Time Out Guides Unlimited, London: 2005. 1904978320 / 9781904978329 Second Edition. s Softcover. Good condition. 
The only guide you'll need when visiting Canada's busines capital and cultural dynamo. As well as giving informed opinion on the city's hippest hotels, bars, cafes, restaurants, it delves deep into its prestigious film, theatre and literary scenes. Side trips to Niagara Falls and local wineries are also covered. "The best city guides in print" - The Independent 
Price: 3.75 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
3 Toronto.
Coombe Books: First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
A photographic introduction to this cosmopolitan city that few others can match. 
Price: 15.15 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
4 ABRAHAMSON, UNA. God Bless Our Home: Domestic Life In Nineteenth Century Canada.
Burns & MacEachern Limited, Canada: 1967. Second Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Fair condition. Dustjacket has slight chips and scratches. 
This book is an unusual and amusing compendium of pioneer lore. Mrs. Abrahamson has included dozens of strange recipes, old superstitions, tried and often-untrue home remedies and herbal cures, along with the popular games and songs and fashionable pastimes of the era. Every facet of domesticity is examined, from the relationship of the sexes to the upbringing of children. Includes an Index. 
Price: 23.51 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
Vintage Canada, Toronto: 2006. 0679313850 / 9780679313854 First Printing. s Softcover. Very good condition. 
The thirty-five essays in Dropped Threads 3: Beyond the Small Circle focus on the theme of personal discoveries, what women have to tell and want to share with others. These women writee about family secrets, sexuality, rebellion, their own crevices of deep joy or regret; on being a late bloomer, finding connections to nature, to animals and to a "tribe"; on embracing forgiveness, kindness and new perspectives beyond the small circle of individual sight. The need to share these stories is rem arkable and in this latest collection, Marjorie Anderson has created a forum for Canadian women to discuss their experiences of growth and discovery, and they do so with honesty, insight and humour. Authors included are Margaret Atwood, June Callwood, Tracey Ann Coveart, Lorna Crozier, Andrea Curtis, Norma DePledge, Maggie De Vries, M. A. C. Farrant, Llane Faulder, Natalie Fingerhut, Lorri Neilsen Glenn, Marie-Lynn Hammond, Harriet Hart, Frances Itani, Melanie D. Janzen, Gillian Kerr, Chantal Kreviazuk, Silken Laumann, Jodi Lundgren, C. B. Macintosh. Heather Mallick, Barbara McLean, Barbara Mitchell, Bernice Morgan, Patricia Pearson, Beth Powning, Judy Rebick, Susan Riley, Laurie Sarkadi, Barbara Scott, Jodie Stone, Cathy Stonehouse, J. C. Szasz, Aritha van Herk, and Janice Williamson. 
Price: 22.33 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
6 BENNETT, JOHN W. Northern Plainsmen: Adaptive Strategy And Agrarian Life.
Aldine Atherton, Inc, Chicago: 1971. 0202010872 / 9780202010878 First Paperback Edition. s Softcover. Good condition. 
A study of a rural region and plural society, this book is a distinctive contribution to anthropology, in that it brings the conceptual framework of that discipline to bear on a contemporary agrarian society and its historical development, rather than on peasant or tribal peoples; cultural ecology, in that it shows the nature of the adaptations of four distinctive social groups to the environment of the Canadian Great Plains; the study of social and economic change change, as it describes cultural patterns and mechanisms that are relevant to agrarian development the world over; and North American studies, inasmuch as it deals with community life in the classic sequence of settlement of the Western Plains. Includes an Index. 
Price: 28.98 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
7 BERGERON, LEANDRE. Dictionnaire De La Langue Quebecoise.
VLB editeur, Montreal: 1981. s Softcover. Livre d'ocasion. Fair condition. 
Un dictionnaire general complet de la langue quebecoise comprendrait a peu pres tous les mots qu'on retrouve dans un dictionnaire francais comme le Robert et ceux qu'on retrouve dans ce dictionnaire. En effet, la langue quebecoise est si riche qu'elle comprend tout le francais moderne et des mots, d'expressions, de tournures syntaxiques qui lui sont propres, sans parler, il va de soi, de toute la creativite quotidienne dont font montre les Quebecois par trop influences par le conformisme sterilisant qui paralyse la plupart des societes occidentales trop bien eduquees. 
Price: 14.20 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
8 BERTON, PIERRE. The Invasion Of Canada, Volume 0ne: 1812-1813, Flames Across The Border: The Canadian American Tragedy, 1813-1814.
Atlantic Monthly Press, New York: 1980. 0316092169 / 9780316092166 First American Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
In this two volume set, Berton captures the reader's interest by telling the story from the point of view of its players-dozens of soldiers, commanders, politicians, and civilians who took part in the planning, battles, and diplomacy of the war are heard from in their own words. Berton's character descriptions are excellent, and his ability to place the reader in the midst of battle is incomparable. Includes an Index. 
Price: 90.96 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Montreal / Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal. First Edition, Seventh Printing. s Softcover. Reading copy. 
An exhibition catalogue issued in conjunction with an exhibition held at the Musee des Beaux-Arts de Montreal June 11 to August 13 (ca. 1980) about Montreal and the people who live in it. It attempts to focus on the physical qualities of Montreal, and make visible, through images and information, the meaning of the city in the minds of most of its people. The text is in both French and English. 
Price: 189.53 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
10 DAVIDSON, JAMES WEST; RUGGE, JOHN. Great Heart: The History Of A Labrador Adventure.
Viking Press, New York: 1988. 0670819506 / 9780670819508 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 

Price: 71.25 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
11 DEVOLPI, CHARLES P. British Columbia: A Pictorial Record - Historical Prints And Illustrations Of The Province Of British Columbia Canada 1778 - 1891.
Longman Canada Limited: 1973. First Edition (Unstated). Iconogrfaphy of Canada Series. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition but there are some small tears and chips missing in the dustjacket. 
A lavish collection of pictures that tell the story of the early days of what is now British Columbia. Assembled here are 184 early prints, reproduced from woodcuts, engravings and lithographs published during the time covered by the book. 
Price: 68.35 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
Time-Life Books, Alexandria: 1976. First Printing. The Old West Series. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Very Good condition. 
The vast Canadian wilderness, which streteched from the Great Lakes to the Pacific Ocean, yielded with great reluctance to the French and British adventurers who went west in search of furs, then gold, and finally farmland. Here, in a highly illustrated volume, is the fascinating variety of ways these pioneers traveled westward. Includes an Index. 
Price: 9.26 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
13 FARQUHARSON, CHARLIE. Charlie Farquharson's Histry Of Canada: Ree Vised And More Expansive.
Macmillan Canada, Toronto: 1992.. Second Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
What with their Centennial-and-a-quarter having been passed and all, Charlie Farquharson has seen fit to retrieve his historian's hat and pen an up-to-here-and-now edition of his best-selling History of Canada, that unique chronicle of his home and native land. 
Price: 23.23 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
14 FILEY, MIKE; ALLEN, ROBERT THOMAS (FOREWORD). I Remember Sunnyside: The Rise & Fall Of A Magical Era.
The Canadian Publishers, Toronto: 1985. 0771031416 / 9780771031410 Reprint. s Softcover. Good condition. 
" . . . a mine of golden memories- a data bank jammed with the history of west Toronto, complete with excellent reproduction of about 175 pictures. Anyone who cares deeply about our history will welcome this book into his library." - John Downing, Sunday Sun 
Price: 33.73 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
15 FORBES, ALEXANDER WITH CONTRIBUTIONS BY O. M. MILLER, N. E. ODELL & ERNST C. ABBE; JOHN K. WRIGHT (EDITOR). American Geographic Society Special Publication No. 22 - Northernmost Labrador: Mapped From The Air.
American Geographic Society, New York: 1938. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
A project that incorporated new methods of surveying Labrador from the air at the time. Includes maps, photographs and an Index. 
Price: 23.47 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
16 GOLD, GERALD L. Saint Pascal: Changing Leadership & Social Organization In A Quebec Town.
Holt, Rinehart & Winstonof Canada LTD., Toronto: 1975. 0039280454 / 9780039280451 s Softcover. Good condition. 
A discussion of a small town in Canada, and how its economy, culture, leadership and religion affect the people there. Includes an Index. 
Price: 21.38 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
17 GRODZINSKI, JOHN R.; GRAVES, DONALD E. (FOREWORD). Defender Of Canada: Sir George Prevost And The War Of 1812.
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman: 2013. Volume 40 in the Campaigns and Commanders Series. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
When war broke out between Great Britain and the United States in 1812, Sir George Prevost, captain general and governor in chief of British North America was responsible for defending a group of North American colonies that stretched as far as the distance from Paris to Moscow. Special forces are intensively trained, specially selected military units performing unconventional and often high-risk missions. In this book, Andrew L. Hargreaves not only describes tactics and operations but also outlines the distinctions between commandos and special forces, traces their evolution during the war, explains how the Anglo-American alliance functioned in the creation and use of these units, looks at their command and control arrangements, evaluates their impact, and assesses their cost-effectiveness. The first real impetus for the creation of British specialist formations came in the desperate summer of 1940 when, having been pushed out of Europe following defeat in France and the Low Countries, Britain began to turn to irregular forces in an effort to wrest back the strategic initiative from the enemy. The development of special forces by the United States was also a direct consequence of defeat. After Pearl Harbor, Hargreaves shows, the Americans found themselves in much the same position as Britain had been in 1940: shocked, outnumbered, and conventionally defeated, they were unable to come to grips with the enemy on a large scale. By the end of the war, a variety of these units had overcome a multitude of evolutionary hurdles and made valuable contributions to practically every theater of operation. In describing how Britain and the United States worked independently and cooperatively to invent and put into practice a fundamentally new way of waging war, this book demonstrates the two nations' flexibility, adaptability, and ability to innovate during World War II. Andrew L. Hargreaves is a military historian and lecturer who holds a Ph.D. from the Department of War Studies, King's College London. 
Price: 33.20 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
Canadian Pacific Railway: 1926. First Edition. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Reading copy. Fragile condition. 
Contains numerous stories about Canada's St. Lawrence River. Extensively illustrated with very unusual paintings. 
Price: 58.19 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
19 JOHNSTON, A. J. B. Endgame 1758: The Promiose, The Glory, And The Despair Of Louisbourg's Last Decade.
University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln and London: 2008. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
The story of what happened at the colonial fortified town of Louisbourg between 1749 and 1758 is one of the great dramas of the history of Canada, indeed North America. The French stronghold on Cape Breton Island, strategically situated near the entrance to the Gulf of St. Lawrence, was from soon after its founding a major possession in the quest for empire. The dramatic military and social history of this short-lived and significant fortress, seaport, and community, and the citizens who made it their home, are woven together in A. J. B. Johnston's gripping biography of the colony's final decade, presented from both French and British perspectives. Endgame 1758 is a tale of two empires in collision on the shores of mid-eighteenth-century Atlantic Canada, where rival European visions of predominance clashed headlong with each other and with the region's Aboriginal peoples. The magnitude of the struggle and of its uncertain outcome colored the lives of Louisbourg's inhabitants and the nearly thirty thousand combatants arrayed against it. The entire history comes to life in a tale of what turned out to be the first major British victory in the Seven Years' War. How and why the French colony ended the way it did, not just in June and July 1758, but over the decade that preceded the siege, is a little-known and compelling story. A. J. B. Johnston is a longtime historian with Parks Canada. He is the author of numerous books, including Storied Shores: St. Peter's, Isle Madame, and Chapel Island in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries; Control and Order: The Evolution of French Colonial Louisbourg, 1713-1758; and Life and Religion at Louisbourg, 1713-1758. "For Johnston, a longtime historian with Parks Canada, Endgame 1758 is a fitting capstone to a career devoted to French colonial Louisbourg, and of all the author's books the one most obviously written with a cross-over audience in mind. The prose is often appropriately dramatic, and colourful individuals and narrative drive play a greater role than in Johnston's earlier work, which of necessity is more quantitative and analytical in nature."—Philip Girard, Literary Review of Canada "Based on exhaustive and meticulous research in French, British and British and French colonial records, [Endgame 1758] successfully places the events leading to the fall of Louisbourg within the mid-18th-century Atlantic world. Johnston uses his well-sustained chess metaphor to carefully reconstruct the movement of opposing fleets, military strategies and engagements that form the central focus of the monograph. . . . While offering a wealth of rich detail about the naval and military engagements that led to the final defeat of Louisbourg as well as the social and commercial aspects of life in the fortified town, it is a highly readable book."—Canadian Historical Association "Johnston makes full use of the array of new and older resources in his Endgame 1758. In a well written, balanced, and researched analysis, he puts that campaign in a historic, cultural, and strategic context. . . . A very welcome and needed addition to the literature on the French and Indian War."—William Nester, Journal of Military History "Johnston's excellent research reveals much about this isolated outpost that was so crucial to the leaders of Europe's most powerful countries for the duration of this one eventful decade."—David T. Flaherty, American Review of Canadian Studies "Endgame is the most important work done on Louisbourg by the historian best placed to do it. This is a great contribution to the field of colonial studies and superb military history. It is an outstanding work."—William Newbigging, associate professor of history and chair of the Department of History at Algoma University College "Endgame is a masterful book. Johnston demonstrates that the 1758 siege of Louisbourg was a critical turning point in the Seven Years' War, paving the way for the loss of Quebec and events that then led directly to the American Revolution. In 23 years at Louisbourg, Johnston has put Louisbourg scholarship on the World Stage."—Kenneth Donovan, historian, Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site of Canada 2008 Dartmouth Book Award for Non-fiction Nominee. 2008 Clio Award, sponsored by the Canadian Historical Association, Atlantic region winner. 
Price: 18.95 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
Thomas Nelson and Sons, Toronto: 1961. Second Impression. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition but dustjacket is only fair.. 
Emphasis has been placed on simplicity and clarity with the elimination of unnecessary and cluttering details. Physical features including relief have been shown on most maps and in as pictorial a fashion as possible. Includes an Index and Bibliography. 
Price: 16.10 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
  1  2  NEXT >  

Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to [email protected]
Copyright©2020. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by