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(Bookman Biographies) Charles Dickens

By: Chesterton, G.K./Kitton, F.G.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, James Pott and Company,


Gift note dated 1908. Green cloth decorated in gilt on boards. A selection of portraits and other scenes related to the author, with ample descriptions of all. Biographical text by F.G. Kitton. 44 pp. View more info

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A Biographical Sketch of the Late Rev. Job Shenton

By: Shenton, M.J.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Saint John, McMillan, 1902


Dark blue cloth with gilt spine lettering. Rev. Shenton's portrait on front. Written by his widow. Contains some of his sermons and lectures as well as biography. Rev. Shenton began his ministry at Fairville, N.B., preached in large congregations in Saint John, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island, returning and retiring at Fairville (now Saint John), where he died. A Methodist pastor beloved thoughout the Maritimes. 161 pp. Rear hinge beginning to ... View more info

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A Checkered Life; Poetic Waifs

By: Joyce, Col. John A.

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Chicago, S.P. Rounds, Jr., 1883

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)


Original yellow cloth decorated in black in checkerboard motif on boards. Author served in 24th Kentucky Infantry during the Civil War, and was a poet of some reknown. Book is lightly soiled and worn outside, and has a thumb-sized hole through one preliminary leaf. Leaf-patterned endpapers. Interior clean and easily-readable. A Checkered Life has 300 pp. Poetic Waifs has 18 pp. View more info

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A Corn of Wheat; Or, The Life of W. J. McKenzie of Korea

By: McCully, Elizabeth A.

Price: $300.00

Publisher: Toronto, The Westminster Co. Ltd., 1904

Edition: Second Edition


Original dark green cloth on boards. Previous owner's name. Portrait front. and five additional photos present. McKenzie began life as an all-round athlete and scholar in Cape Breton, where he began teaching school at age 13. Influenced toward religion by his grandfather, he attended the Academy at Pictou and then Dalhousie College, Halifax. By this time he had decided upon his life's work. After a mission tour to Labrador, he turned his efforts toward Korea. Phot... View more info

A Date with History; Memoirs of a Canadian Historian

By: Stacey, C.P.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Ottawa, Deneau Publishers,


The author grew up across the street from University of Toronto, where he was influenced by prominent people including Lester Pearson and George Wrong. Stacey is known for his 4-volume history of WW II. 293 pp. with index. View more info

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A Dictionary of Biography, Comprising the Most Eminent Characters of All Ages, Nations, and Professions

By: Davenport, R.A.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Boston, Otis, Broaders, and Company, 1846

Edition: First American Edition Stated


Original black blindstamped cloth on boards. Very light wrinkling and waterstains throughout, but easily readable and well-bound. Pencilled note on rear endpaper. Small print. 527 pp. View more info

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A Gentleman of the Press; The Story of Colonel John Bayne Maclean

By: Chalmers, Floyd S.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Toronto, Doubleday Canada, 1969

Edition: Stated First Edition


Original decorated blue cloth on boards, DJ. All very good, though ex-library. Biography of Maclean and his publishing empire. Preacher's son makes good. Minor library stamps. No card pocket, but large portion torn out of RFEP caused by its removal. Laminated DJ. 368 pp. View more info

A Lady of the Last Century (Mary Wortley Montagu)

By: Doran, John

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Boston, Francis A Niccolls & Co.,

Edition: Edition Deluxe; No. 347 of 1000


Original tweedy dark blue cloth on boards. Small spine title label. Previous owner's neat bookplate, ow very good. Limited Edition. Court, Salon, and Green Room Series. Front. photogravure. This book grew out of interest in Lady Montagu's letters. 256 pp. View more info

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A Life in the Theatre

By: Guthrie, Tyrone

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Readers Union/Hamish Hamilton, 1961


Original yellow-brown tweedy cloth on boards. No writing or damage to book. DJ has a few short tears along head. A cousin to the late and better-known Tyrone Power tells his life story in the theatre. 320 pp. View more info

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A Magician of Science; The Boys' Life of Steinmetz

By: Hammond, John Winthrop

Price: $20.00

Publisher: N.Y., The Century Co., 1926

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)


Original maroon cloth lettered in yellow on boards. Previous owner's name. Biography of scientist in magnetism and electricity. 210 pp. View more info

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A Memoir of The Rev. Legh Richmond

By: Grimshawe, The Rev. T.S.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Protestant Episcopal Society for the Promotion of Evangelical Knowledge, 1859

Edition: From the 12th London Edition


Brown cloth on boards. Life story of a highly respected clergyman in England. First 100 pages water-stained but readable. 447 pp. View more info

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A Memory of John F. Kennedy; Visit to Ireland, 26th-29th June, 1963

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Dublin, Wood Printing Works Ltd., 1963


Original green cloth on boards, brightly lettered in gold. Colour portrait DJ has several repaired tears inside. 32 pp. View more info

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A New Light on Lord Macaulay

By: Hassard, Albert R.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Toronto, Confederation Life Building/Rockingham Press, 1918

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)


Original light grey-green cloth on boards. No writing or damage. Without reading this book, one can only wonder what "new light" this author wishes to shed. Apparently, Macaulay was either loved or hated by anyone he met. A child prodigy privileged to attend the best schools, he developed into a tireless public servant and widely-read historian. Few have served so broadly and deeply in such a relatively short life. He died at 59. 76 pp. View more info

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A Parson's Adventures

By: McPherson, G.W.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Yonkers, N.Y., Yonkers Book Co., 1925

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)


Original blue cloth on boards. DJ crimped along head. Previous owner's name. Native of Cape Breton, the author experimented with various jobs in the States before returning home. He than found his way into seminary, served a few churches, and eventually decided to practice tent evangelism. A high point was discovering the son of evangelist Gipsy Smith in one congregaton. Young Smith then resigned from the Navy and joined the parson as vocalist. 298 pp. View more info

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A Pinch of Pound Notes; An Autobiograph

By: Dingle, John

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Rupert Hart-Davis, 1954


Maroon cloth on boards. DJprotected by plastic jacket. John Dingle dreams of becoming a chef, and does so. 240 pp. View more info