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Image for David Livingstone; The Story of His Life and Travels

David Livingstone; The Story of His Life and Travels

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, T. Nelson and Sons: 1894

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 001951


Original blue cloth with lettering and portrait in red on boards Gilt spine title. Intended for younger readers, but a serious, well-rounded account. 118 pp. View more info

Image for Shirley Temple; Little Playmate (No. 1730-A)

Shirley Temple; Little Playmate (No. 1730-A)

By: N/A

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Akron, OH, Saalfield Publishing Co.: 1936

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 003891


Original soft cover with photo montage. First person text by eight-year-old Shirley, with several photos which include Mother, Father, Irvin Cobb, Gary Cooper, Jack Haley, and "Mary Lou", a current stand-in. Staples rusty, but no writing or other damage. All text and photos are complete and easily legible. 16 pp. including covers. 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

Seller ID: 004303


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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The Story of John Howard; the Prison-Reformer

By: N/A

Price: $17.00

Publisher: London, T. Nelson & Sons: 1889

Seller ID: 006275


Original illustrated blue cloth on boards. Library bookplate and spine numbers, with no other evidence. Endpapers lightly foxed. 120 pp. Howard was born to wealthy parents about 1726 at or near Enfield, where he lived for several years at leisure on his inheritance. Upon travelling to Lisbon to witness a recent earthquake, he was captured and imprisoned by the French. This led to his awareness of "how the other half lived", especially those who had suffered in ... View more info

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Lenin; A Biography

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Lawrence & Wishart, Ltd.: 1955

Seller ID: 008565


Original black cloth on boards. Translated by Violet Dutt from a Russian edition of 1955. Previous owner's seal. No writing. 266 pp. plus Bibliography. View more info

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The Lives of Vasco Nunez De Balboa, Hernando Cortes, and Francisco Pizarro

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1847

Seller ID: 011507


Brown cloth on boards, embossed front and back. Grubby and lightly foxed, but readable. No author stated. Previous owner's name. The discoverer of the Pacific Ocean, the conqueror of Mexico, and the conqueror of Peru, respectively. 276 pp. with glossary. View more info

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The Long Day; The Story of a New York Working Girl as Told By Herself

By: "Rose Fortune"

Price: $20.00

Publisher: N.Y., The Century Co.: 1905

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 004745


Original green cloth on boards. "Rose Fortune" is a name the author chooses for herself as she works in a box factory. Previous owner's name and college library stamp. Shaken, with cover edge wear, but easily readable. 303 pp. View more info

Image for The Letters of Archie Butt, Personal Aide to President Roosevelt

The Letters of Archie Butt, Personal Aide to President Roosevelt

By: Abbott, Lawrence F.

Price: $23.00

Publisher: Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, Page & Company: 1924

Edition: First Edition Stated

Seller ID: 007975


Original dark blue cloth on boards. DJ spine and front cover only. Previous owner's name with no other writing or damage. Butt achieved the rank of Captain in the Spanish-American War. Returning to America in 1904 he became Depot Quartermaster at Washington, and in 1906, Depot Quartermaster at Havana. Two years later he became senior aide to the President. Major Butt died in the wreck of the Titanic on April 14, 1912. 395 pp. Heavy book might need extra postage. View more info

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Three Boys of Old Russia

By: Acker, Helen

Price: $50.00

Publisher: N.Y., Thomas Nelson and Sons: 1944

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 003500


Original burnt-orange cloth with brown decoration and titles on boards. NOT EX-LIBRARY. A biography of Tolstoy, Gorky, and Chaliapine (Russian-born French basso noted for his role in Mephistopheles ). Intended for young readers. 258 pp. View more info

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Canada's Patriot Statesman: The Life and Career of the Right Honourable Sir John A. Macdonald

By: Adam, G. Mercer

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Toronto, Rose Publishing Co.: 1891

Seller ID: 004502


Original 3/4 style in two-tone full leather on boards. Front joint split 2 inches at head. 613 pp. View more info

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Musings and Memories

By: Albert, Carrie

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New Denmark, N. B., The Family: 2000

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 011051


Grey paperback. Articles by Carrie published in Cataract Weekly over a period of 30 years. Family; Musings: Danish Customs and History; Ancestry; and Tributes. 277 pp. View more info

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Samuel Adams, Son of Liberty

By: Alderman, Clifford Lindsey

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Holt, Rinehart and Winston: 1961

Edition: First Edition Stated

Seller ID: 009496


Beige cloth on boards. Price-clipped DJ. Delegate to the First and Second Continental Congresses, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, and a three-term governor of Massachusetts, Sam Adams played a critical part in the Revolution. Intended for age 14 and up. 198 pp. View more info

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Journey Through Chaos

By: Alexandrov, Victor

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Crown Publishers: 1945

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 010857


Red cloth on boards. Previous owner's initials. Foreword by Upton Sinclair. A Russian boy challenges life at the age of 14 in the Revolution era. His family remains in Petrograd where his father is in business. He enters Finland briefly, and next joins the family in Germany. An uncle invites him to France. He resettles in Germany as a cab driver. His girlfriend encourages him to join the Communist Party. He leaves Germany as a stoker on a ship bound for Italy, where he ... View more info

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Under the Black Horse Flag' Annals of the Weld Family and Some of Its Branches

By: Anderson, Isabel

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1926

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 005408


Original red cloth on boards. Laid in are two clippings, both obituaries for Larz Anderson, prominent businessman and husband of the author, who was herself a well-educated and prolific writer. Mrs. Anderson was a granddaughter of William Fletcher Weld, owner of the largest fleet of merchant ships in America following the Civil War. She married into the Perkins Family, also notable in the shipping business. A thoroughly absorbing family and business history by a trai... View more info

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Lawrence in Arabia

By: Anderson, Scott

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland and Stewart: 2013

Seller ID: 010808


Black composition boards backed in orange cloth. Squeaky clean. No writing or damage. A current re-evaluation of the part Lawrence played in the region, as well as an up-to-date understanding of the whole picture. Heavy book will need extra postage. 577 pp. with index. View more info

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Flora MacDonald

By: Armstrong, Alvin

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Toronto, J.M. Dent: 1976

Edition: First, Not Stated

Inscription: SIGNED By Subject

Seller ID: 000646


Original orange cloth on boards, no DJ. Gilt spine lettering. Inscribed: "Stewart Galbraith, with my very best wishes, Flora MacDonald, M.P." Originally from Cape Breton, MacDonald represented Kingston and the Islands. She lost a bid for the leadership of the Progressive Conservative Party to Joe Clark. 217 pp. with index. View more info

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The Letters of Lord and Lady Wolseley 1870-1911

By: Arthur, Sir George (Ed.)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London, William Heinemann: 1922

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 007388


Original black cloth with red borders and lettering on boards. Lord Wolseley was a soldier's soldier, with a long, glorious career through many battles. The rear hinge was cracked and glued, but overall the book is sound and clean. 440 pp. View more info

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Loring Woart Bailey; The Story of a Man of Science

By: Bailey, Joseph Whitman

Price: $55.00

Publisher: Saint John, N.B., J. & A. McMillan, Limited: 1925

Seller ID: 005700


Original maroon cloth on boards. Appears to be a first edition, but with very little evidence of age or wear except the tiniest scattered flecks of foxing. Professor Bailey was born into high society at West Point, where his father was on the faculty. Less than two years after his 20th birthday he was hired as Professor of Chemistry and Natural Science at the University of New Brunswick at Fredericton, where he served for 46 years. Following this he concentrated his ... View more info

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Seventy Years of New Brunswick Life; Autobiographical Sketches

By: Baird, Lieut. Colonel William T.

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Fredericton, N. B., Arctician Books: 1978

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 010970


Maroon cloth on boards. No writing or damage. 1978 reprint by St. Annes Point Press, Fredericton, as Number 71 of a limited edition of 500 copies. Originally printed by George E. Day, Saint John, in 1890. The author's original intent was to share some history with his children, but after successful publication of parts of his story he decided to publish all of it. 358 pp. plus errata. View more info

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My Air Armada

By: Balbo, Air Marshal Italo

Price: $110.00

Publisher: London, Hurst & Blackett, Ltd.: 1934

Edition: Firs Published May, 1934

Seller ID: 007300


Original blue cloth on boards. Previous owner's name with no additional writing or damage. Intriguing record by Italy's top airman of his leading groups of planes in overseas flights to the US and Canada. His ongoing rivalry with Mussolini and the rise of Fascism are important topics. 286 pp. plus large catalog. View more info