Monthly Archives: June 2016

William Arthur Deacon

This edition of The Four Jameses by William Arthur Deacon was published by The Ryerson Press in 1953. These wise and witty portraits are a satirical look at four poets of the 19th and early 20th centuries – James Gay, … Continue reading

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The Anne Series

  The First Canadian Editions of the Anne series were published in 1942, the year Lucy Maud Montgomery died in Toronto, just as they were coming off the presses of The Ryerson Press. Mark Twain described Anne of Green Gables as … Continue reading

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Gordie Howe Number 9

Gordie Howe Number 9, by renowned Globe and Mail Sportswriter Jim Vipond, was published in 1968 by The Ryerson Press. It remains a fitting tribute to a great hockey player and ambassador of the game Howe loved so much. Written … Continue reading

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A Scar Is Born

  A Scar is Born is Eric Nicol’s hilarious tale of his (mis)adventures in New York from August to October 1967.  The following is taken from the flap copy of A Scar is Born, published by The Ryerson Press in … Continue reading

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Pearls and Pebbles

  Pearls and Pebbles; Or Notes from an Old Naturalist by Catherine Parr Traill (1802-1899) was published by William Briggs in 1894. The publisher’s edition in The Ryerson Press collection is unique in that the production values remain in remarkable … Continue reading

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