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The Charlotte M. Smith Collection of Miniature Books

Canada – Quaker Press

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Quaker Press

Lindsay, Ontario

1982-1988

The Canadian Academy of Art, The National Gallery of Canada. Newmarket, Ontario: Quaker Press, 1990. 53pp. 3-3/4″ x 2-1/2″. Signed by Roy Gurney. Colophon: This is number 23 of a limited signed edition of fifty copies compiled and published by Roy Gurney at the Quaker Press, Quaker Hill, Newmarket, Ontario. The National Gallery of Canada is number 33 in the continuing series, A Philatelists View of Canada. Contains biological sketches and stamps of Thomas Fuller, Lucius O’Brian, Phillipe Hebert, and Robert Harris. Bound in blue patterned cloth over boards with a white title label affixed to the front cover and title gold-stamped on the spine.

Canadian Aircraft Bush Planes. Newmarket, Ontario: Quaker Press, 1989. 40pp. 3-3/4″ x 2-1/2″.
Colophon: This is number 23 of a limited signed edition of fifty copies compiled and published by Roy Gurney at the Quaker Press, Quaker Hill, Newmarket, Ontario. Signed by Roy Gurney. Canadian Aircraft Bush Planes is number 29 in the continuing series A Philatelist’s View of Canada. Bound in blue patterned cloth over boards with the title stamped in gold on the spine and a light blue title label is affixed to the front cover. Purple patterned endpapers. Contains 4 Canadian stamps as illustrations.

Canadian Aircraft Flying Boats. Newmarket, Ontario: Quaker Press, 1989. 62pp. 3-3/4″ x 2-1/2″. Signed by Roy Gurney.
Colophon: This is number 23 of a limited signed edition of fifty copies compiled and published by Roy Gurney at the Quaker Press, Quaker Hill, Newmarket, Ontario. Canadian Aircraft Flying Boats is number 28 in the continuing series A Philatelist’s View of Canada.
Bound in blue patterned cloth over boards with the title stamped in gold on the spine and a light blue title label affixed to the front cover. Purple patterned endpapers. Contains 4 Canadian stamps as illustrations.

Canadian Aircraft Trainers and Transports . Newmarket, Ontario: Quaker Press, 1990. 3-3/4″ x 2-1/2″. Roy Gurney.
Colophon: This is number 23 of a limited signed edition of fifty copies compiled and published by Roy Gurney at the Quaker Press, Quaker Hill, Newmarket, Ontario. Canadian Aircraft Trainers and Transports is number 31 in the continuing series A Philatelist’s View of Canada. Bound in blue patterned cloth over boards with the title stamped in gold on the spine and a light blue title label affixed to the front cover. Purple patterned endpapers. Contains 4 Canadian stamps as illustrations.

Canadian Aircraft War Planes. Newmarket, Ontario: Quaker Press, 1989. 3-3/4″ x 2-1/2″. Signed by Roy Gurney.
Colophon: This is number 23 of a limited signed edition of fifty copies compiled and published by Roy Gurney at the Quaker Press, Quaker Hill, Newmarket, Ontario. Canadian Aircraft War Planes is number 30 in the continuing series A Philatelist’s View of Canada.
Bound in blue patterned cloth over boards with the title stamped in gold on the spine and a light blue title label affixed to the front cover. Purple patterned endpapers. Contains 4 Canadian stamps as illustrations.

Gurney, Roy. Arts in Canada. Quaker Hill, Newmarket, Ontario: Quaker Press, 1987. 43pp. 3-13/16″ x 2-1/2″.
Colophon: This is number 23 of a limited signed edition of fifty copies compiled and published by Roy Gurney at the Quaker Press, Quaker Hill, Newmarket, Ontario. Signed by Roy Gurney. Arts in Canada is number 27 in the continuing series A Philatelist’s View of Canada. This book contains five stamps with art work composed by each of the five artists talked about in the book: Emily Carr, James Wilson Morrice, Aurele de Suzor-Cote, Cornelius Krieghoff, Paul Emile Borduas. Bound in yellow cloth patterned in red design. Title is gold stamped on the spine. A white title label is affixed to the front cover. Pink patterned endsheets.

Gurney, Roy. Birds of Canada. Lindsay, Ontario: Quaker Press, 1985. 44pp. 3-3/4″ x 2-1/2″. Signed by author. COLOPHON: This is number 23 of a limited signed edition of fifty copies compiled and published by Roy Gurney at the Quaker Press, Lindsay, Ontario. Birds of Canada is number twenty-two in the continuing series A Philatelist’s View of Canada. Bound in light green patterned cloth over boards with the title stamped in gold on the spine and a white title label affixed to the front cover. Light blue patterned endpapers. Contains 7 Canadian stamps as illustrations.

Gurney, Roy. Endangered Wildlife, Vol.1. Lindsay, Ontario: Quaker Press, 1985. 3-3/4″ x 2-1/2″. Signed by author.
Colophon: This is number 23 of a limited signed edition of fifty copies compiled and published by Roy Gurney at the Quaker Press, Lindsay, Ontario. Endangered Wildlife, Vol.1 is number eighteen in the continuing series A Philatelist’s View of Canada.
Bound in yellow cloth with a red pattern over boards. Title is stamped in gold on the spine and a white title label is affixed to the front cover. Pink patterned endpapers. Contains 4 Canadian stamps as illustrations.

Gurney, Roy. Endangered Wildlife, Vol.2.. Lindsay, Ontario: Quaker Press, 1985. 3-3/4″ x 2-1/2″. Signed by author.
Colophon: This is number 23 of a limited signed edition of fifty copies compiled and published by Roy Gurney at the Quaker Press, Lindsay, Ontario. Endangered Wildlife, Vol.2 is number nineteen in the continuing series A Philatelist’s View of Canada.
Bound in yellow cloth with a red pattern over boards. Title is stamped in gold on the spine and a white title label is affixed to the front cover. Pink patterned endpapers. Contains 5 Canadian stamps as illustrations.

Gurney, Roy. Explorers of Canada, Vol.1. Lindsay, Ontario: Quaker Press, 1984. 3-3/4″ x 2-1/2″. Signed by author.
Colophon: This is number 23 of a limited signed edition of fifty copies compiled and published by Roy Gurney at the Quaker Press, Lindsay, Ontario. Explorers of Canada, Vol.1 is number fourteen in the continuing series A Philatelist’s View of Canada.
Bound in orange-brown patterned cloth over boards with the title stamped in gold on the spine and a white title label affixed to the front cover. Dusty rose patterned endpapers. Contains 4 Canadian stamps as illustrations.

Gurney, Roy. Explorers of Canada, Vol. 2. Lindsay, Ontario: Quaker Press, 1984. 3-3/4″ x 2-1/2″. Signed by author.
Colophon: This is number 23 of a limited signed edition of fifty copies compiled and published by Roy gurney at the Quaker Press, Lindsay, Ontario. Explorers of Canada, Vol. 2 is number fifteen in the continuing series A Philatelist’s View of Canada . Signed by Roy Gurney. Bound in orange-brown patterned cloth over boards with the title gold stamped on the spine and a white title label affixed to the front cover. Dusty rose patterned endpapers. Contains 5 Canadian stamps as illustrations.

Gurney, Roy. Explorers of Canada, Vol. 3. Lindsay, Ontario: Quaker Press, 1984. 3-3/4″ x 2-1/2″. Signedy by author.
Colophon: This is number 23 of limited signed edition of fifty copies compiled and published by Roy Gurney at the Quaker Press, Lindsay, Ontario. Explorers of Canada, Vol. 3 is number sixteen in the continuing series A Philatelist’s View of Canada.
Bound in orange-brown patterned cloth with the title gold stamped on the spine and a white title label affixed to the front cover. Dusty rose endpapers with pattern that matches the cover. Contains 5 Canadian stamps as illustrations.

Gurney, Roy. Five Canadian Trees. Lindsay, Ontario: Quaker Press, 1984. 3-3/4″ x 2-1/2″. Signed by author.
Colophon: This is number 23 of a limited signed edition of fifty copies compiled and published by Roy Gurney at the Quaker Press, Lindsay, Ontario. Five Canadian Trees is number seventeen in the continuing series A Philatelist’s View of Canada . Signed by Roy Gurney.
Bound in green patterned cloth over boards with the title gold stamped on the spine and a white title label affixed to the front cover. Light blue patterned endpapers. Contains 5 Canadian stamps as illustrations.

Gurney, Roy. The History of Trains and Engines. Newmarket, Ontario: Quaker Press, 1995. 32pp. 3-3/4″ x 2-7/16″. Signed by author.
Colophon: This is number 23 of a limited signed edition of fifty copies compiled and published by Roy Gurney at the Quaker Press, Newmarket, Ontario. The History of Trains and Engines is number 36 in the continuing series A Philatelist’s View of Canada.
Contains four train stamps. Bound in orange-yellow patterned cloth with a white title label affixed to the front cover and title gold-stamped on the spine.

Gurney, Roy. The National Parks of Canada. Newmarket, Ontario: Quaker Press, n.d. 43pp. 3-13/16″ x 2-7/16″.
Colophon: This is number 23 of a limited signed edition of fifty copies compiled and published by Roy Gurney at the Quaker Press, Newmarket, Ontario. Signed by Roy Gurney. The National Parks of Canada is number 35 in the continuing series A Philatelist’s View of Canada. Illustrated with seven Canadian stamps with pictures of the national parks written about in the text. Bound in yellow and green patterned cloth over boards with a stamp affixed to the front cover and the title gold-stamped on the spine.

Gurney, Roy. People of the Arctic, Vol.1. Quaker Press, 1985. 3-3/4″ x 2-1/2″. Signed by author.
Colophon: This is number 23 of a limited signed edition of fifty copies compiled and published by Roy Gurney at the Quaker Press, Lindsay, Ontario. People of the Arctic, Vol.1 is number twenty in the continuing series A Philatelist’s View of Canada.
Contains 8 Canadian postage stamps as illustrating Spirits, Shelter, and Community. Bound in blue patterned cloth over boards with the title stamped in gold on the spine and a white paper title label affixed to the front cover. Puple patterned endpapers.

Gurney, Roy. People of the Arctic, Vol.2. Lindsay, Ontario: Quaker Press, 1985. 3-3/4″ x 2-1/2″. Signed by author.
Colophon: This is number 23 of a limited signed edition of fifty copies compiled and published by Roy Gurney at the Quaker Press, Lindsay, Ontario. People of the Arctic, Vol. 2 is number twenty-one in the continuing series A Philatelist’s View of Canada .
Bound in blue patterned cloth with the title stamped in gold on the spine and a white title label affixed to the front cover. Purple patterned endsheets. Contains 5 Canadian stamps used as illustrations.

Gurney, Roy. Steam Locomotives, Vol. 1 and 2. Quaker Hill, Newmarket, Ontario: Quaker Press, 1986. 3-3/4″ x 2-1/2″. Signed by author.
Colophon: This is number 23 of a limited signed edtion of fifty copies compiled and published by Roy Gurney at the Quaker Press, Quaker Hill, Newmarket, Ontario. Steam Locomotives, Vol. 1 and 2, are numbers 25 & 26, respectively, in the continuing series A Philatelist’s View of Canada. Each bound in orange-brown patterned cloth over boards with the title stamped in gold on the spine and a Canadian stamp affixed to the front cover. Dusty rose patterned endpapers. Each contains 4 Canadian stamps as illustrations.

Langridge, May. Canada’s Ships and Ice Breakers, Vol. 1: From Coastal Ships to Inland Vessels. Lindsay, Ontario: Quaker Press, 1981. 3-3/4″ x 2-1/2″. Colophon: Limited edition of 50 copies of which this is number 23, signed by Roy Gurney. Compiled, printed, and published by Roy Gurney. Typesetting by Becky Painter. Design by Harold Kurschenska. Bound in green cloth with blue pattern over boards. Title is gold stamped on the spine and a grey title label is affixed to the front cover. Blue patterned endpapers. Contains 8 Canadian stamps as illustrations. This is #6 in A Philatelist’s View of Canada continuing series.

Langridge, May. Canada’s Ships and Ice Breakers, Vol.2: From Sailing Vessels to Ice Vessels. Lindsay, Ontario: Quaker Press, 1981. 3-3/4″ x 2-1/2″.

Colophon: Limited edition of 50 copies of which this is number 23, signed by Roy Gurney. Compiled, printed, and published by Roy Gurney. Typesetting by Becky Painter. Design by Harold Kurschenska. Bound in red cloth with black pattern over boards. Title is gold stamped on the spine and a grey title label is affixed to the front cover. Pink patterned endpapers. Contains 8 Canadian stamps as illustrations. This is #7 in A Philatelist’s View of Canadacontinuing series.

Langridge, May. Indians of Canada, Vol. 1 & 2. Lindsay, Ontario: Quaker Press, (1981)-1982. 3-3/4″ x 2-1/2″. Signed by Roy Gurnery.
Colophon: This is number 23 of a limited signed edition of fifty copies compiled and published by Roy Gurney at the Quaker Press.
Vol 1 and vol.2 are numbers 5 and 8, respectively, in this series. Both bound in red patterned cloth over boards with the title gold stamped on the spine and a grey title label affixed to the front cover. Vol 1 contains 8 Canadian stamps as illustrations. Vol 2 has 7 Canadian stamps used as illustrations. Both have pink patterned endpapers.

Indians of Canada, Vol.3. Lindsay, Ontario: Quaker Press, 1982. 3-3/4″ x 2-1/2″. Signed by Roy Gurney.
Colophon: This is number 23 of a limited signed edition of fifty copies compiled and published by Roy Gurney at the Quaker Press, Lindsay, Ontario. Indians of Canada Vol. 3. is number twelve in the continuing series A Philatelist’s View of Canada .
Contains seven 8 cent Canadian stamps as illustrations. Bound in red cloth with a black pattern over boards with the title gold stamped on the spine and a Canadian stamp affixed to the front cover.

Langridge, May. Native Wildlife Vol.1. Lindsay, Ontario: Quaker Press, n.d. 3-3/4″ x 2-1/2″. COLOPHON: Limited edition of 50 copies of which this is number 23, signed by Roy Gurney. Typesetting by Becky Painter. Production and Design Assistance, Harold Kurschenska. ┬áContains 9 Canadian stamps used as illustrations. Bound in patterned orange-brown cloth over boards with the title stamped in gold on the spine and a white title label affixed to the front cover. Endpapers are dusty rose with a matching pattern to the covers.

Langridge, May. Our Emblem Dear: A Philatelist’s Look at the Maple Leaf. Lindsay, Ontario: Quaker Press, 1980. 32pp. 3-3/4″ x 2-1/2″.
Colophon: Limited edition of 50 copies of which this is number 23, signed by Roy Gurney. Typesetting by Becky Painter. Production and design assistance by Harold Kurschenska. Bound in yellow cloth with a red pattern over boards with the title stamped in gold on the spine and a grey title label affixed to the front cover. Pink patterned endpapers. Contains 5 Canadian stamps as illustrations.

Langridge, May. The Prime Ministers of Canada, Vol.1: From MacDonald to Laurier. Lindsay, Ontario: Quaker Press, n.d. 3-3/4″ x 2-1/2″. COLOPHON: Limited edition of 50 copies of which this is number 10, signed by Roy Gurney. Typesetting by Becky Painter. Production and design assistance by Harold Kurschenska. Compiled, printed, and published by Roy Gurney. Bound in blue patterned cloth over boards with the title stamped in gold on the spine and a grey title label affixed to the front cover. Purple patterned endpapers. Contains 7 blue printed silhouettes and 7 Canadian stamps used as illustrations.

Langridge, May. The Prime Ministers of Canada, Vol.2: From Bordon to Diefenbaker. Lindsay, Ontario: Quaker Press, n.d. 3-3/4″ x 2-1/2″. COLOPHON: Limited edition of 50 copies of which this is number 10. Typesetting by Becky Painter. Production and design assistance by Harold Kurschenska. Signed by Roy Gurney. Compiled, printed, and published by Roy Gurney. Bound in blue patterned cloth over boards with the title stamped in gold on the spine and a grey title label affixed to the front cover. Purple patterned endpapers. Contains 7 blue printed silhouettes and 7 Canadian stamps used as illustrations.

Munnings, Dr. Gladys. Arts in Canada: Six Writers. Newmarket, Ontario: Quaker Press, 1990. 55pp. 3-13/16″ x 2-1/2″. COLOPHON: This is number 23 of a limited signed edition of fifty copies compiled and published by Roy Gurney at the Quaker Press, Quakerhill, Newmarket, Ontario. Signed by Roy Gurney. Arts in Canada: Six Writers is number 32 in the continuing series A Philatelists View of Canada. Contains six Canadian stamps as illustrations. Bound in yellow cloth with orange pattern on it. White title label affixed to the front cover and title is gold-stamped on the spine.

Munnings, Dr. Gladys. Canadian Women of Distinction. Newmarket, Ontario: Quaker Press, 1984. 54pp. 3-13/16″ x 2-7/16″. COLOPHON: This is number 23 of a limited signed edition of fifty copies compiled and published by Roy Gurney at the Quaker Press, Newmarket, Ontario. Signed by Roy Gurney. Canadian Women of Distinction is number 34 in the continuing series A Philatelist’s View of Canada. Contains five Canadian stamps with a picture of each of the distiguished women written about in the text. Bound in yellow and green patterned cloth with a Canadian stamp of Therese Casgrain affixed to the front cover and the title gold-stamped on the spine.

Munnings, Dr. Gladys. Seven Plus One, Vol.1 and 2: Tom Thompson and the Group of Seven. Quaker Hill, Newmarket, Ontario: Quaker Press, 1987. 3-3/4″ x 2-1/2″. Signed by Roy Gurney. COLOPHON: This is number 23 of a limited signed edition of fifty copies compiled and published by Roy Gurney at the Quaker Press, Quaker Hill, Newmarket, Ontario. Seven Plus One, Vol.1 and 2: Tom Thompson and the Group of Sevenare numbers 23 & 24, respectively, in the continuing series A Philatelist’s View of Canada. Both bound in tan cloth with green pattern over boards. Title stamped in gold on the spines and a Canadian stamp affixed to the front covers. Blue patterned endpapers. Volume I contains three Canadian stamps as illustrations. Volume II contains four Canadian stamps as illustrations.

Munnings, Dr. Gladys. Votes for Women. Lindsay, Ontario: Quaker Press, n.d. 3-3/4″ x 2-1/2″. Signed by Roy Gurney. COLOPHON: This is number 23 of a limited signed edition of fifty copies compiled and published by Roy Gurney at the Quaker Press. VOTES FOR WOMEN is number nine in the continuing series A Philatelist’s View of Canada. Bound in tan cloth with a dark blue-green pattern over boards. Title is gold stamped on the spine and a white title label is affixed to the front cover. Blue patterned endpapers. Contains 6 Canadian stamps as illustrations.

Munnings, Dr. Gladys. Women of New France. Quaker Press, 1982. 40 pp. 3-3/4″ x 2-1/2″. COLOPHON: This is number 23 of a limited signed edition of fifty copies compiled and published by Roy Gurney at the Quaker Press, signed by Roy Gurney. Women of New France is number ten in the continuing series A Philatelist’s View of Canada. Contains five Canadian stamps as illustrations. Bound in blue patterned cloth over boards with the title stamped in gold on the spine and a white title label affixed to the front cover. Purple patterned endpapers.

Roseblade, Colin. Wild Flowers of Canada. Lindsay, Ontario: Quaker Press, 1982. 3-3/4″ x 2-1/2″. COLOPHON: This is number 23 of a limited signed edition of fifty copies compiled and published by Roy Gurney at the Quaker Press, Lindsay, Ontario. Wild Flowers of Canada is number eleven in the continuing series A Philatelist’s View of Canada . Signed by Roy Gurney. Bound in tan cloth with a green pattern over boards. The title is stamped in gold on the spine and a light green title label is affixed to the front cover. Contains 8 Canadian stamps used as illustrations. Text and drawing by Colin Roseblade. Blue patterned endpapers.

Women in the Arts . Lindsay, Ontario: Quaker Press, 1982. 3-3/4″ x 2-1/2″. Signed by Roy Gurney. COLOPHON: This is number 23 of a limited signed edition of fifty copies compiled and published by Roy Gurney at the Quaker Press, Lindsay, Ontario. Women in the Arts is number thirteen in the continuing series A Philatelist’s View of Canada. Contains five Canadian stamps as illustrations. Bound in green patterned cloth with the title gold stamped on the spine and a green title label affixed to the front cover. Blue-grey patterned endpapers.