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So I was looking through my parents books this morning, and I found one that I think will prove to be quite interesting! It's called Famous Canadian Stories: The Romance of Discovery, Exploration and Development. I'm looking forward to reading through it and seeing if it will be useful. It was published in 1931.

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783family

Awesome!!! I love old books! I love the language and...hmmm...world view, I guess. Here are my favorites:

Maxwell's school composition 1900's

Maxwell's writing in English 1900's

Background of the Bible- booth 1930's

Record of America- adams 1930's

 

Would you post again once you've read it and let us know your thoughts?

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783family

Awesome!!! I love old books! I love the language and...hmmm...world view, I guess. Here are my favorites:

Maxwell's school composition 1900's

Maxwell's writing in English 1900's

Background of the Bible- booth 1930's

Record of America- adams 1930's

 

Would you post again once you've read it and let us know your thoughts?

Sorry- should have included that I am a bit obsessed with Canada, hence the interest!

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featherhead

Awesome!!! I love old books! I love the language and...hmmm...world view, I guess. Here are my favorites:

Maxwell's school composition 1900's

Maxwell's writing in English 1900's

Background of the Bible- booth 1930's

Record of America- adams 1930's

 

Would you post again once you've read it and let us know your thoughts?

Sure! So far it looks pretty cool. I am not a history buff at all, so I won't be able to say whether or not the information is accurate. I read the first little chapter on the Vikings, and it was neat. Definitely stuff I never learned in school!

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I hope this works. The first is one page of the table of contents, and the second is part of the first chapter.

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Just for fun, there was at least one Canadian children's magazine back in the 1800s. Back home, I have a bound copy of one year. I *think* it was called Snowdrop, but it's 6,000 miles away in a box. I do remember reading it and liking it. Lots of beautiful engravings, short stories, puzzles and stuff. I can't remember if it had serial stories that were so common at the time. I think my volume was from the 1880s.

(I collect English-language children's books, magazines, tracts... printed before 1900, so that is why I have it).

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Here is the rest of the table of contents,

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featherhead

Just for fun, there was at least one Canadian children's magazine back in the 1800s. Back home, I have a bound copy of one year. I *think* it was called Snowdrop, but it's 6,000 miles away in a box. I do remember reading it and liking it. Lots of beautiful engravings, short stories, puzzles and stuff. I can't remember if it had serial stories that were so common at the time. I think my volume was from the 1880s.

(I collect English-language children's books, magazines, tracts... printed before 1900, so that is why I have it).

Very cool!

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2Cor8:9

This looks AMAZING!!! Thanks for sharing & just "giddy" for you!!! :)

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Watch out for less than favourable views about Aboriginal peoples and Louis Riel. I have an edited version (edited by George Tait, copyright 1953) of this book. Much of the racist language has been removed, but not all.

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Watch out for less than favourable views about Aboriginal peoples and Louis Riel. I have an edited version (edited by George Tait, copyright 1953) of this book. Much of the racist language has been removed, but not all.

Thanks for the warning!

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