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Tales and Sketches of the Covenanters

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Simpkin, Marshall, & Co.,Ltd.:

Seller ID: 009687

Condition: Very Good


Blue tweedy cloth on boards. The Evergreen Library. No writ ing or damage. After a battle with the Marqus of Montrose and his troops, John Brydone of the Covenanters finds a live infant at his dead mother's breast. Even though the child was born to one of the enemy, Brydone takes him to his own home. After no one appeared to claim the child after several weeks, John takes the boy, now named Philip, into his family. 372 pp. View more info

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Ainsworth's Novels; FIVE VOLS.

By: Ainsworth, William Harrison

Price: $45.00

Publisher: N.Y., Century: 1909

Seller ID: 000631

Condition: Very Good


Original green cloth with spine label on boards, no DJs. Front. and three add. ill. in each. Volume names are Windsor Castle, Jane the Queen, Mary the Queen, The Plot, and The Discovery, in order. Two small taped tears in The Discovery. Each 400+ pp. Minor edge soil and foxing. View more info

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Mother of Millions; The Story of Margaret Carnegie Fletcher of Saltoun

By: Allan, Dot

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Robert Hale, Limited: 1953

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 008827

Condition: Good Minus


Original blue cloth on boards. Reading copy only. Margaret Carnegie Fletcher introduced barley mills and weaving mills to Scotland. Only two other copies found. 222 pp. View more info

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Charles the King

By: Anthony, Evelyn

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Century: 1987

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 004737

ISBN: 0712615563

Condition: Very Good


Original black cloth on boards. Another historical novel by this author. 304 pp. View more info

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D'ri and I; A Tale of Daring Deeds in the Second War with the British, Being the Memoirs of Colonel Ramon Bell, U.S.A,

By: Bacheller, Irving

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Boston, Lothrop Publishing Company: 1901

Seller ID: 008930

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Original red cloth with oval pastedown on boards. Set in a long valley south of the St. Lawrence River, this is a tale of the War of 1812. Dark speck on cover, pencil scribble on rear endpaper, and wear to foot of spine. 362 pp. View more info

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Rob Macnab; A Story of Old Pictou

By: Baird, Frank

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Halifax, Royal Print & Litho.: 1923

Seller ID: 008615

Condition: Very Good


Original bright blue cloth on boards. Very clean, with no writing or damage. A mixture of history and fiction in mutually supportive amounts. 250 pp. View more info

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To Arms !

By: Balfour, Andrew

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Boston, L. C. Page and Company: 1898

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 009716

Condition: Good


Grey illustrated cloth on boards. Public library bookplate. Rear hinge badly cracked, so glued. The author was a Scottish Medical Officer who apparently issued a string of medical-theme novels about 1900, To Arms being one of them. Balfour was also an outstanding rugby player. He was active throu WW I, and later worked in Africa. After suffering a breakdown, he died after falling from a hospital window in 1931. 571 pp. View more info

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Eleanor and I; A Tale of the Days of King Richard II

By: Bamford, Mary E.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Boston, Congregational Sunday-School and Publishing Society: 1891

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 006343

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Original maroon cloth on boards. A fictional approach to the reign of the young Richard II, who became King at the age of ten, and was murdered (presumably) by his cousin Henry of Bolingbroke after Richard attempted to steal his inheritance. The story is told by an unnamed orphan boy, whose little sister is Eleanor. 335 pp. Gift note. View more info

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Judith Shakespeare; Her Love Affairs and Other Adventures

By: Black, William

Price: $15.00

Publisher: N.Y., A.L. Burt Company:

Seller ID: 007154

Condition: Very Good


Original maroon cloth on boards. First published in serial form in 1884. The daughter of William Shakespeare apparently lacked schooling, for at one point in her adult life she "made her mark" as a substitute for writing her name. Another source claims that she was eventually taught to read by a Quaker friend. At the time of her marriage, her husband was fighting a paternity charge by another woman. This resulted in his excommunication, but he was promptly re-... View more info

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Sunrise

By: Black, William

Price: $25.00

Publisher: N.Y., John W. Lovell Company:

Edition: Worthington

Seller ID: 008171

Condition: Very Good


Original brown cloth intricately decorated in black on boards. Gilt cover and spine.spine lettering. This is one of seven volumes by the same author from the same previous owner, all in very good condition. In Sunrise, Black gets a lot of content from the Berezowski affair, an attempt to assassinate Tsar Alexander II who was in Paris to atend the World's Fair. One of the big London papers concluded from this novel that Black had a faulty understanding of secret xocietie... View more info

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A Daughter of Freedom

By: Blanchard, Amy E.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Boston, Wilde: 1900

Seller ID: 000476

Condition: Good


Original highly-decorated tan cloth with 9 hearts comprised of leafy branches, on boards. No DJ. Gilt lettering, worn on spine only. Cocked. OW very close to very good. No marks inside except tiny bookseller's label. A rare volume based on latter stages of the American War for Independence. 312 pp. plus ads. Only one other copy found. View more info

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A Gentle Pioneer; Being the Story of the Early Days in the New West

By: Blanchard, Amy E.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Boston, Wilde: 1903

Seller ID: 000477

Condition: Good


Original soft green cloth with white pines and gilt lettering, on boards. No DJ. This one slightly more worn than my other listing for her A Daughter of Freedom, but still a lovely, sound volume. Large gift inscription, a few tiny dark cover specks, OW very good. 336 pp. Follow the wagons west to the Ohio Country ! View more info

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Artie Bostock, Tory

By: Bostwick, Frank J. (Jr.)

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Charlottetown, P.E.I., The Author: 1983

Edition: First

Seller ID: 005998

Condition: Near Fine


Original computer-generated soft cover. Inscribed and signed by the author. The story of a colonial boy and his family on the eve of the American Revolution. 97 pp. View more info

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Ten Thousand Shall DIe

By: Bourne, Peter

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson: 1951

Edition: First Published 1951

Seller ID: 000256

Condition: Very Good


First British edition in original maroon cloth, no DJ. Tiny thumbtack (?) hole in spine. Normal edge wear and corners bent, clean and unmarked, so graded Very Good. The fictional enlargement of the construction of a railway across the Isthmus of Panama in the days of the California gold rush. 376 pp. View more info

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Mistress Nell Gwynn

By: Bowen, Marjorie (Gabrielle M.V. Campbell)

Price: $45.00

Publisher: N.Y., D. Appleton: 1926

Edition: First (No Other Printings)

Seller ID: 001839

Condition: Very Good


Original bright red cloth with gilt lettering and designs on boards. DJ chipped, weak at folds, and repaired inside with invisible tape.. Author's dedication to Miss Dorothy Gish, who played "Pretty Witty Nelly" (a favourite of Charles II) in the silent film of 1926. 242 pp. View more info

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Hansen; A Novel of Canadianization

By: Bridle, Augustus

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Toronto, Macmillan and Co. Limited: 1924

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 002653

Condition: Good Plus


Original olive green cloth on boards. Missing both endpapers. Has been called a smug account about a young Ontarian who wants to create the West in his own image. Numerous racial slurs. The author is better known for his many contributions in the field of music, especially in the Toronto area. 368 pp. View more info

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The Sisters of Soleure; A Tale of the Sixteenth Century

By: C.S.W. (Caroline Snowden Whitmarsh Guild)

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Parry and McMillan: 1857

Edition: First

Seller ID: 009004

Condition: Good


Original brown cloth on boards. Religious historical fiction at its best ! Set in Reformation Switzerland. Suggest you read review online. Spine ends worn, and pencil doodling and previous owner's name on first f ree endpaper. 272 pp. View more info

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The Eternal City

By: Caine, Hall

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Toronto, George N. Morang & Co., Ltd.: 1901

Edition: First Canadian Editiion

Seller ID: 006315

Condition: Good


Original blue trade paperback. Quite scarce in softcover (Only two additional copies found). Modern clear tape length of both joints and head and foot of spine. No writing. Caine's most popular book, it was criticized by officials of the Vatican upon its release by Heinemann earlier this same year. Based on a love triangle in which one man kills another following the rape of their mutual friend. This and several others of Caine's novels were popular film fare. 638 ... View more info

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The Arm and the Darkness

By: Caldwell, Taylor

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Sun Dial Press: 1944

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 010858

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Red cloth on boards. First t wo leaves folded. Previous owner's initials. France in the time of Cardinal Richelieu at the height of the struggle between the Roman Catholics and Huguenots. Romantic love story of a mixed coupling. 604 pp. View more info

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The Settlers in Canada

By: Captain Marryat

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Collins' Clear-type Press:

Seller ID: 010516

Condition: Good


Red cloth on boards. Cover embossed. Spine faded. Newly-arrived in Canada, Mr. and Mrs. Campbell inherit a large sum of money. 320 pp. View more info