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Mechanics' magazine, museum, register, journal, and gazette, no. 157

Item is issue no. 157 of the Mechanics' Magazine from 1826 and covers a range of topics including Messrs. Applegath and Cowper's printing press, vapour baths, hydrostatics and hydraulics, and methods for preventing the explosion of foul air. It also discusses Mr. Ottley's improved oxy-hydrogen blow-pipe and features a carriage designed to carry and lay down its own railroad. This item is an original weekly part separated from a larger volume, not a reprint or copy.

Book of hours leaf with donor portrait

Item is a full page portrait of the Madonna and child from a book of hours, possibly from France. The portrait also depicts an image of the donor, who is a Cistercian nun on the left hand side, and an unknown saint on the right, who the donor would have been particularly devoted to. Donors portraits became popular from the 13th century on, and were typically meant to convey a donor's devotion and piety down through the ages.

Attack on Jinzhou Fortress

Item is a Japanese triptych of senso-e prints, created by Ginko Adachi, depicting events from the Sino-Japanese War (1894-1895).

English Civil Wars

Series consists of pamphlets, books, and periodicals produced during the English Civil Wars (1642-1652), about the wars' causes, events, political and religious debates, and effects, from the perspective of both Royalists and Parliamentarians.

Christus Dei : the Lords annoynted ; or, A theologicall discourse ...

Item is a pamphlet published during the English Civil Wars and presents a theological argument asserting that the monarchic power of King Charles I is of divine right, established by God and not by the people. It claims that every monarch is above the entire commonwealth, both individually and collectively. It includes a discussion on the development of civil society and its relationship to God, King, and country.

Satirical prints

Series contains satirical prints produced by British printers that comment and poke fun at English society, politics, prominent figures, and international events.

Dr. Syntax & bookseller

Item is a satirical print depicting chaotic figures wreaking havoc in a bookshop. An older man dressed in black confronts a large, rotund man about a book, while another man on a stool, facing the bookshelves lining the walls, flings several books into the air. At the foot of the stool, a bystander cowers as the books fall, and in the nook of the lefthand corner of the composition, a large woman drinks at a table.

Macaronies drawn after the life

Item is a satirical etching from December 1, 1773, and depicts a macaroni in two scenes. On the left, a smiling macaroni stands by a table with various items such as a copy of "Weber & Hoyle," "Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure," a pack of cards, "Harris's List" in a bookcase, a dice box, and a picture of a racehorse on the wall. On the right, a skeleton in exaggerated despair leans against a funerary monument inscribed with a humorous epitaph for "Dicky Daffodil," who supposedly died from swallowing a die out of despair from bad luck, contrary to malicious rumors.

The Western home monthly

Item contains the June issue of the Western Home Monthly for the year 1919. It comprises advertisements and articles reflecting the time period, including "The Quaint Old Fur Traders," "Peeps at Pacific Coast Life," "The Ideal Canadian Woman," among other articles.

Atlas of Western Canada : showing maps of the provinces of Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Manitoba, British Columbia, and the districts of Assiniboia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, the Dominion of Canada

Item is a promotional booklet encouraging emigration to Western Canada. It features sections on different areas with 15 colour maps, some of which are double-page. Item describes advice on immigrating to Canada such as job and economic prospects.

Canada : vacations unlimited

Item is a tourist guide for Canada, showcasing attractions like historic sites and national parks and suggesting travel options such as plane, train, or scenic routes by car. Additionally, it highlights outdoor activities like camping, fishing, and hunting, as well as opportunities for shopping, including imported goods and handcrafted items from Indigenous peoples.

Medieval and early modern manuscript collection

  • CA MRUASC C0003
  • Collection
  • [1--]-[19--?], predominant [12--]-[15--]

Collection consists of manuscript (written by hand) books, book fragments, and documents, predominantly from the medieval and early modern periods. Most items were produced in western and southern Europe (France, England, Flanders, the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, and Spain), while others originated in Asia, northern Africa, the Middle East, and Russia. Many leaves are illuminated and feature decorative initials, borders, line fillers, marginal illustrations, etc.

The collection is arranged in series by manuscript type: books of hours and prayer books, liturgical books (containing leaves from psalters, breviaries, antiphonals, and graduals), charters (legal records), Bibles, and canon law.

Canada west

Item is a promotional pamphlet and guide targeted at prospective emigrants interested in immigrating to western Canada.

Canada west : ranching, dairying, grain raising, fruit growing, mixed farming

Item is a promotional pamphlet aimed at settlers interested in moving to Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia. It includes maps of the regions, farming information relevant to western Canada, descriptions of farming and ranching activities in various towns, and positive anecdotes shared by farmers from these areas.

Progressive worker

File comprises three issues of the Marxist-Leninist journal Progressive Worker. Issues included are from October and November 1968 (vol. 5 no. 1) and 1969 (vol. 6 no. 1). The content primarily focuses on discussions related to the Vietnam War and features articles concerning Pierre Trudeau.

Peace is in your hands

Item is a Labor-Progressive Party pamphlet published by Progress Books. The author, Leslie Morris, criticizes Canada's foreign policy in its alignment with the United States and participation in military alliances like the Atlantic War Pact, accusing Canadian leaders of prioritizing war interests over peace for capitalist gain. Morris advocates for the Labor-Progressive Party as a pro-peace and anti-imperialist political alternative.

Child life : the children's own magazine

Item is the November 1937 issue of Child Life magazine, featuring a variety of content such as stories, poems, children's activities, special features, advertisements, recipes, fashion advice, and parenting advice.

This is treason!

Item is an anti-fascist pamphlet documenting the various propaganda methods employed by the Germans to promote anti-Semitism in World War II.

The infants' magazine

Item is volume twenty of the annual periodical, The Infant's Magazine. Item contains short stories, poems, songs with musical notation, and illustrations.

Legionari di Roma in terra iberica (1936 XIV-1939 XVII)

Item is book documenting the Italian intervention, on behalf of the Francoists, during the Spanish Civil War. Item was produced and edited by the Damiano Chiesa Artillery Regiment of Italy and contains works written by various Italian authors, journalists, and military personnel praising Mussolini's involvement in the Spanish conflict. Item contains many illustrations, photogravures, and portraits.

The first folio of Shakespeare

This facsimile is an ideal copy in which each page represents the best page selected from one of the 29 most satisfactory copies of the 80 copies in the Folger Shakespeare Library.

The Herball, or Generall Historie of Plantes

Item is the second edition of a botany book written by John Gerarde and illustrated by John Payne. The second edition was enlarged and amended by Thomas Johnson. The first edition was written in 1597 and was re-printed several times because of its widespread popularity. Item contains descriptions of the characteristics, growing conditions, and uses of plants alongside over 2700 woodcut illustrations. The work is divided into three books:
Book 1: Containing grasses, rushes, reeds, cones, flags, and bulbous or onion-rooted plantes
Book 2: Containing the description, place, time, names, nature, and vertues of all sorts of herbs, for meat, medicine, or sweet-smelling use, & c.
Book 3: Containing the description, place, time, names, nature, and vertues of trees, shrubs, bushes, fruit-bearing plants, rosins, gums, roses, heath, mosses, some Indian plants, and other rare plants not remembered in Proeme to the first book. Also mushrooms, corall, and their seurall kindes, & c.

Acts and monuments of matters most speciall and memorable, happening in the Church, with an universall historie of the same. Wherein is set forth at large the whole race and course of the Church, from the primitive age to these later times of ours, with the bloudy times, horrible troubles, and great persecutions against the true martyrs of Christ, sought and wrought as well by heathen emperors, as now lately practised by Romish prelats, especially in this realme of England and Scotland. Now againe. The seventh time newly imprinted. Whereunto are annexed certaine additions of like persecutions, which have happened in these later times.

Item is the first volume of a text popularly known as Foxe's Book of Martyrs, a Protestant religious history and martyrology first published by John Day in 1563. The book recounts the persecution of Protestants and forerunners of Protestantism by the Catholic Church, particularly in England and Scotland, up to 1508. The work includes a chronology, reprinted letters, transcripts of interrogations, and text of debates, and contains a section on foreign martyrs. Foxe's work was highly influential and helped to shape lasting notions of English nationalism and anti-Catholicism. It is also considered an early, impressive example of biographical writing in post-Reformation Britain.

The third volume of the ecclesiastcall historie: containing the acts and monuments of martyrs, with a generall discourse of these later persecutions, horrible troubles and tumults, stirred up by Romish prelates in the church : with diuers other things incident, especially to this realme of England and Scotland, as partly also to all other forraine nations appertaining, from the time of Queene Maries entering upon the crowne, to the reigne of of our late gracious soveraigne Queen Elizabeth of blessed memorie. Whereunto are annexed certaine additions, unto the time of our soueraigne Lord King Charles now raigning.

Item is the third volume of Foxe's Book of Martyrs, which describes the sufferings of Protestants in England and Scotland during the reigns of Queen Mary, Elizabeth I, and the beginning of the reign of Charles I.

Foxe's Book of Martyrs is a Protestant religious history and martyrology first published by John Day in 1563. The book recounts the persecution of Protestants and forerunners of Protestantism by the Catholic Church, particularly in England and Scotland. The work includes a chronology, reprinted letters, transcripts of interrogations, and text of debates, and contains a section on foreign martyrs. Foxe's work was highly influential and helped to shape lasting notions of English nationalism and anti-Catholicism. It is also considered an early, impressive example of biographical writing in post-Reformation Britain.

The second volume of the ecclesiastcall historie: containing the acts and monuments of martyrs, with a generall discourse of these later persecutions, horrible troubles and tumults, stirred up by Romish prelates in the church : with diuers other things incident, especially to this realme of England and Scotland, as partly also to all other forraine nations appertaining, from the time of King Henry the eighth, until the beginning of the reigne of Queene Mary

Item is the second volume of Foxe's Book of Martyrs, which describes the sufferings of Protestants in England and Scotland from the reign of King Henry VIII up until the start of the reign of Queen Mary.

Foxe's Book of Martyrs is a Protestant religious history and martyrology first published by John Day in 1563. The book recounts the persecution of Protestants and forerunners of Protestantism by the Catholic Church, particularly in England and Scotland. The work includes a chronology, reprinted letters, transcripts of interrogations, and text of debates, and contains a section on foreign martyrs. Foxe's work was highly influential and helped to shape lasting notions of English nationalism and anti-Catholicism. It is also considered an early, impressive example of biographical writing in post-Reformation Britain.

Acts and monuments of matters most speciall and memorable, happening in the church, with a universal historie of the same : Wherein is set forth at large, the whole race and course of the church, from the primitive age to these later times of ours, with the bloudy times, horrible troubles, and great persecutions against the true martyrs of Christ, fought and wrought as well by heathen emperors, as now lately practiced by Romish prelates, especially in this realme of England and Scotland. Now again, as it was recognised, perused, and recommended to the studious reader

Item is the first volume of Foxe's Book of Martyrs, which describes the sufferings of Protestants in England and Scotland from the founding of the Church until 1508.

Foxe's Book of Martyrs is a Protestant religious history and martyrology first published by John Day in 1563. The book recounts the persecution of Protestants and forerunners of Protestantism by the Catholic Church, particularly in England and Scotland. The work includes a chronology, reprinted letters, transcripts of interrogations, and text of debates, and contains a section on foreign martyrs. Foxe's work was highly influential and helped to shape lasting notions of English nationalism and anti-Catholicism. It is also considered an early, impressive example of biographical writing in post-Reformation Britain.

Maß und Gewicht aller Staaten der Erde

Item is a clandestine publication, sometimes referred to as 'camouflage literature', containing news coverage of the Spanish Civil War which was strictly censored in Nazi Germany.

Der Anti-Nazi : Redner und Pressematerial uber die N.S.D.A.P.

Item is a collection of loose-leaf pages of facts and counter-arguments refuting Nazi claims and anti-Semitic propaganda, produced by a secret organisation of German Jews. The loose-leaf format allowed for the easy and covert distribution of information during public meetings.

KZ : Bildbericht aus fünf kozentrationslagern

Item contains an illustrated report by the American War Information Office on behalf of the Supreme Commander of the Allied forces. This item was published while the Allied forces liberated prisoners from concentration camps across Germany. Shocked at the discovery of the systematic murder of prisoners, the Allied forces published this illustrated report to inform Germans of the war crimes Germany committed.

Compendium maleficarum

Item is a collection of writing on witchcraft by Ambrosian monk Francesco Maria Guazzo, which was originally published in 1608. Contents of the work includes:

Preface to the reader -- Editor's introduction -- Foreword -- The first book. The nature and extent of the force of imagination ; Of artificial magic ; Whether this magic can produce true effects ; That witches effect their marvels with the help of the devil ; The men of old accredited witches with marvelous deeds ; Of the witches' pact with the devil ; By their terrible deeds and imprecations witches produce rain and hail, etc. ; The power of witches over external things ; Whether the devil and truly enrich his subjects ; Whether witches can by their art create any living thing ; Whether there truly are incubus and succubus devils; and whether children can be generated by copulation with them ; Whether witches are really transported from place to place to their nightly assemblies ; Whether witches can transmute bodies from one form to another ; Whether witches have power to make beasts talk ; Whether the devil can make men insensible to torture ; Whether by witchcraft and devil's work the sexes can be interchanged ; Whether the spirits of the dead can appear to men ; Of apparitions of demons, or spectres ; That cacodemons exercise their magic powers of their own will.

The second book. Dealing with the various kinds of witchcraft, and certain other matters which should be known. Of soporific spells ; Witches use human corpses for the murder of men ; Of Witches' Poisons ; Of tying the points ; Of incendiary witchcraft ; The devil wishes to perpetuate the race of witches ; Of the various ways by which witches vent their spite upon the human race ; Of the different diseases brought by demons ; Why God permits the devil so to busy himself with witchcraft ; The laws observed by witches in causing and in curing sickness ; Witches use something of religion in healing sickness ; Threatening or beating witches is the best method of removing the spells cast by them ; After the many blasphemies committed by witches, the demon at last tries to induce them to kill themselves with their own hands ; Upon those who have once fallen into his power the devil keeps a tenacious grip, even when they stand tortured before their judges, or in holy places, or wherever they may be ; A summary in a few words of all the crimes of witches ; The devil deceives and seduces by means of false revelations or apparitions ; Of the appeal to God ; Of the trial by single combat ; Of vulgar purgation by fire ; Of superstitious folk.

The third book. Treating of the divine remedies for those who are bewitched, and of other certain matters. Whether it is lawful to remove a spell in order to heal one that is bewitched ; How to distinguish demoniacs and those who are simply bewitched ; Recent examples of the mercy of God and tyrrany of the devil ; Of divine and supernatural remedies.

Histoire des diables de Loudun, ou de la possession des religieuses ursulines, et de la condamnation & du suplice d'Urbain Grandier, curé de la même ville : cruels effets de la vengeance du Cardinal de Richelieu.

Item describes the historical event known as the Loudun possessions, a significant witchcraft trial in 1634 involving Ursuline nuns who alleged demonic possession. According to Aubin's account, political motives played a role in Urbain Grandier's conviction and subsequent execution for witchcraft.

De betoverde weereld : zynde een grondig ondersoek van't gemeen gevoelen aangaande de geesten, deselver aart en vermogen, bewind en bedrijf: als ook't gene de menschen door derselver kraght en gemeenschap doen, in vier boeken ondernomen

Contains four volumes published as one. Volume 1. De betoverde weereld -- Volume 2. Der betoverde weereld, het tweede boek -- Volume 3.Der betoverde weereld, het derde boek -- Volume 4. Der betoverde weereld, het vierde boek.

The maniac father

Item is a single-volume collection of a penny dreadful called "The Maniac Father," initially published in 76 numbered parts. It includes a frontispiece and features illustrations at the beginning of each numbered segment.

The book of household management ...

Item is an extensive guide to running a household in Victorian Britain. Originally published in 24 monthly parts between 1859 and 1861, this item is the first edition and printing in book form.

Western Canadiana collection

  • CA MRUASC C0014
  • Collection
  • 1812-2020, predominant 1870-1970

Collection primarily consists of published books and periodicals as well as souvenir photographs, postcards, offprints, and maps relating to the early history and exploration of western Canada.

The English hous-wife, containing the inward and outward vertues which ought to be in a compleat woman ...

Item is a comprehensive guide encompassing essential skills and virtues expected of a well-rounded woman in 17th century England. The book covers a wide range of topics including medicine, surgery, cookery, oil extraction, banquet preparation, wine preservation, distillation, perfumery, textile production, household management, and more.

The art of cookery, made plain and easy ...

Item is a book showcasing recipes typical of British cuisine during the 18th century, particularly favored by affluent households. Glasse purposefully employed "plain and easy" language to facilitate instruction for individuals of lower socioeconomic backgrounds in following her recipes.

The experienced English housekeeper ...

Item contains Elizabeth Raffald's original recipes. The cookbook contains a diverse array of recipes ranging from family dishes to elaborate dining options, showcasing the abundance of ingredients available in the 18th century. Raffald's work is notable for its introduction of confectionery techniques and particularly acclaimed for her practical pickling and preserving recipes.

Gassho Dojikun [combined book of children's textbook]

Item is an illustrated textbook for children from Edo Period, created by Suaraya Gensuke and six other authors. The textbook covers a wide range of topics and subjects including moral teachings, historical events, times tables, geography, reading, math, and defines important relationships such as those between a feudal lord and followers, father/son, husband/wife, and parents/children etc.

Early print collection

  • CA MRUASC C0001
  • Collection
  • 1477-1904

Collection illustrates the early development of movable type printing in Europe. Collection consists of printed books including a book of hours, leaves from Bibles, hagiographies, liturgical texts, Japanese woodblock prints, and works of history, literature, and canon law.

Japanese woodblock printing

Series contains volumes and prints that were created using Japanese woodblock printing techniques. Woodblock printing was introduced to Japan during China's Han Dynasty but didn't become widespread in Japan until the Edo period (1603-1868). Woodblock printing became particularly popular among ukiyo-e artists. The process involved applying water-based coloured ink to relief carvings.

Series contains senso-e war prints, ukiyo-e style prints, manga books, and an educational book for children.

Medicinal experiments ...

Item is a comprehensive collection of home remedies designed to treat various ailments including dysentery, gonorrhea, blisters, toothaches, and other health conditions.

Rare book collection

  • CA MRUASC C0012
  • Collection
  • 1653-2012

Collection consists of rare books and other publications that are not part of other collections or fonds. Collection contains one series on chapbooks.

Outlines of the theory and practice of midwifery

Item includes Alexander Hamilton's "Outlines of the Theory and Practice of Midwifery" along with William Smellie's "A Set of Anatomical Tables." Hamilton's text covers a range of topics in midwifery such as female anatomy, menstruation, conception, fetal health, pregnancy, labour, abortion, difficult delivery scenarios, and obstetric surgery. Since Hamilton's work lacks illustrations, Smellie's anatomical tables play a crucial role in visually explaining the mother-child anatomical relationships, aiding in a better grasp of midwifery theory and practice.

Edward the Black Prince, or, a tale of the feudal times

Item is an adventurous narrative of Edward the Black Prince embarking on an epic journey. This penny dreadful was originally released in 36 weekly installments costing a penny each, with each installment clearly labeled with its corresponding part number at the bottom of the opening pages. The weekly installment details are visible along the inner margins, particularly where the pages are less tightly bound.

Island

Item is a limited edition of 150 copies; the first 26 copies are lettered A-Z and are signed by the author and artist. This book is E of A-Z.

French processional choirbook leaf fragment

Item is the upper portion of a processional choirbook leaf that had been reused as a binding cover. Fragment includes seven lines of text and music in square notation capturing verses 1-3 (recto) and 6-11 (verso) of Psalm 94. As indicated by the heading on the recto which reads 'In honore beatissime', this leaf would have been used for the feast of a female saint.

Italian passionary leaf

Item is a trimmed leaf (some parts of the blank margins cut away when the leaf was reused to bind a later book) from a passionary , a collection of martyrs' legends that were read aloud during the celebration of the Divine Office. The leaf is ruled in plummet, written in 2 columns of 32 lines in a Romanesque bookhand, and marked for public recitation.

From the seller's description: "...the text comprising part of two readings for St Paul: the end of Bibliotheca Hagiographica Latina no. 6659 (which usually begins Dehinc elapsis a passione sanctorum apostolorum…) and the beginning of BHL 6570: the rubric is now abraded, but probably reads Passio sancti Pauli ; the text opens C[um venissen]t Romam Lucas a Galatia Titus a Dalmatia … , and ends on the verso at … et ibant letantes & gaudentes... The folded-up part of the lower margin of the current leaf has a quire signature .I. , showing that this was the last leaf of the first quire of the parent volume; the text therefore probably refers to the feast of the Conversion of St. Paul on 25 January, rather than his more common feast (with St. Peter) much later in the year on 29 June."

Diana Patterson fonds

  • CA MRUASC F0028
  • Fonds
  • 1986-2024

Fonds reflects Patterson's career as a professor in both the Department of English and the Centre for Communications Studies at Mount Royal University, and as a chronicler of the University's history. Fonds contains course outlines, programs for Conservatory and theatre performances, research on the history of the Conservatory and theatre, presentation notes and photos, meeting minutes, and correspondence.

Diana Patterson

Pack horse in the rockies

Item is a collection of ten cartoons by Stewart Cameron, a Canadian cartoonist best known for his cowboy cartoons and his editorial cartoons lampooning Alberta Premier William Aberhart. The cartoons are reproductions of the original. The original mailing envelope is included.

Illuminated Quran

Item is an illuminated Ottoman Qur'an signed by the scribe, Muhammad al-Fardi, otherwise known as Hafiz al-Qur'an. Item is the 183rd Qur'an copied by al-Fardi. Item contains gold roundel verse markers, gold and polychrome marginal decorations, and flower designs marking each Surah.

Tennyson

Item is an appraisal of Tennyson's work by a British literary historian.

Herewith the clues

Item is an interactive murder mystery case file, in which the reader examines physical evidence and clues to correctly guess the murderer.

The Strand Magazine

Item is an issue of an illustrated monthly British magazine containing short fiction stories and illustrations.

The girl's own annual VOL. XI

Item contains issues of the weekly publication, The Girl's Own Paper, amalgamated and published as an annual volume. Item contains issues no. 510-561 from October 5, 1889 to September 27, 1890 and the special issues Gillyflowers and Christmas Cherries. Item contains short stories, poems, songs, illustrations, and educational articles aimed at young women and girls.

The girl's own annual VOL. V

Item contains issues of the weekly publication, The Girl's Own Paper, amalgamated and published as an annual volume. Item contains issues no. 197-248 from October 6, 1883 to September 27, 1884. Item contains short stories, poems, songs, illustrations, and educational articles aimed at young women and girls.

The girl's own annual VOL. II

Item contains issues of the weekly publication, The Girl's Own Paper, amalgamated and published as an annual volume. Item contains issues no. 40-91 from October 2, 1880 to September 24, 1881 and a special Christmas issue. Item contains short stories, poems, songs, illustrations, and educational articles aimed at young women and girls.

The schoolgirls' own annual

Item is an issue of an annual periodical aimed at young girls. Item contains short stories, poems, songs, and illustrations.

Bennie Ehnisz fonds

  • CA MRUASC F0062
  • Fonds
  • 1940-1943

Fonds illustrates the military service of Bennie Emil Ehnisz, a former student of Mount Royal College, in the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War. Fonds contains military medals, correspondence, and objects commemorating Ehnisz's military service and death.

Bennie Emil Ehnisz

Bennie Ehnisz contextual information

  • CA MRUASC F0062-0265-11
  • File
  • Copied 2023 (originally created [194-], 2002, and 2011)
  • Part of Bennie Ehnisz fonds

File contains contextual information to accompany the Bennie Ehnisz fonds. File consists of reproductions of newspaper clippings reporting Ehnisz's death, photocopied photos of Ehnisz's military service-related possessions and his burial service, and war memorial web content. File contents were compiled by Kirk Ehnisz, Bennie Ehnisz's nephew.

Who has seen the wind

Item transferred from the Mount Royal Library to the Mount Royal Archives and Special Collections.

Photographs

File consists of copies of four photographs of Ronald Smith in his football uniform and the MRC football team.

Coach's basketball jacket

Item is a 1979 CCAA National Champion basketball jacket worn by Jack Kenyon. An embroidered patch on the left sleeve reads "Cougar Booster Club."

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