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Image for Seventy Years, 1852-1922; Being the Autobiography of Lady Gregory

Seventy Years, 1852-1922; Being the Autobiography of Lady Gregory

By: Lady Gregory

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: New York, Macmillan Publishing Co, Inc.: 1976

Seller ID: 012826

ISBN: 0025455 508

Condition: Very Good


The author is obviously a woman of good breeding, with both sense and sensibility. Her writing moves swiftly, bounding from one subject to another yet not failing to complete comment on the chosen article before proceeding further. Her life seems to have been a series of whirlwinds, not advancing beyond careful control. One wonders what her plays were like. 559 pp. Heavy book will need extra postage. View more info

Image for Robert M. LaFollette; June 14, 1855 - June 18, 1925  (Two-vol. Set)

Robert M. LaFollette; June 14, 1855 - June 18, 1925 (Two-vol. Set)

By: LaFollette, Fola/ LaFollette, Belle C.

Price: $30.00 USD

Publisher: New York, Macmillan Co.: 1953

Edition: First Printing Stated

Seller ID: 011694

Condition: Very Good


Blue cloth on boards. No writing or damage to either volume. LaFollette was a Wisconsin politician who served as Republican (later Progressive) Representative, governor of Wisconsin, and Senator. His bid for the Presidency ended in defeat by Calvin Coolidge in 1924. 1305 pp. in the two volumes. View more info

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Famous Singers of To-day and Yesterday

By: Lahee, Henry C.

Price: $35.00 USD

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

Seller ID: 003321

Condition: Good Plus


Original blindstamped maroon cloth decorated and lettered in gilt on boards. Green ribbon bookmark. Very clean overall. Biographical sketches of opera, oratorio, and concert singers of renown from the beginning of Italian opera to the 1880's. Several full-length portraits. Newspaper clipping of portrait and story of Caruso glued inside back cover. The front hinge has been strained at the head, but is not separated. Green ribbon bookmark. Lahee (1856-1953) was a well-known musical commentator of his day. 337 pp. plus index. View more info

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The Man from Margaree; M.M. Coady, Educator/Reformer/Priest

By: Laidlaw, Alexander F. (Ed.)

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland and Stewart, Limited: 1971

Seller ID: 008659

Condition: Very Good


Original maroon cloth on boards. Rev. Dr. Coady is credited with organizing the co-operative movement in the Maritimes in the 1930's. Previous owner's name. 218 pp. View more info

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Franklin of the Arctic; A Life of Adventure

By: Lambert, Richard S.

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart, Limited: 1960

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 010573

Condition: Good Plus


Light blue cloth on boards. School library stamps. No writing. Holding this book makes me want to read it again. 354 pp. with Reference and glossaries. View more info

Victoria; Sixty Years a Queen

By: Lancefield, Richard T.

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, G.M. Rose and Sons, Publishers: 1897

Seller ID: 012940

Condition: Good Plus


Blue cloth on boards. Gift note in black marker. Many illustrations and portraits. Scuffed at head and foot of spine. 503 pp. Heavy book will need extra postage. View more info

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Steam Lion; A Biography of Samuel Cunard

By: Langley, John G.

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Halifax, Nimbus Publishing, Ltd.: 2006

Seller ID: 008496

Condition: As New


Original dark blue cloth on boards. Purchased new from a dispersal of a university bookstore. He started in shipbuilding, mining, and forestry, expanded into warehousing, and with his ships hauled mail, freight and passengers over much of the world. 169 pp. with index. View more info

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Letters, Poems and Selected Prose Writings of David Gray

By: Larned, J.N. (Ed.)

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: Buffalo, NY, The Courier Company: 1888

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 002846

Condition: Good Plus


Original dark blue cloth with gilt spine titles on boards. Top edges gilt. Second free endpaper (Half title ?) missing. Halftone frontispiece, tissue guard, and title pp. present, with no names or additional damage. This poet was born and brought up in Edinburgh, from which the family moved to America when he was thirteen. At Sheboygan, WI, they sought a farm at Waupun. Setting out for Waupun, they inquired of a local as to the condition of the roads. He told them there was only one mudhole, but it went all the way ! After sporadic schooling when farm work was slow, David took a short t... View more info

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Sir Vivian Fuchs (The Living Biographies Series)

By: Larsen, Egon

Price: $22.00 USD

Publisher: London, Phoenix House Ltd.: 1959

Edition: First

Seller ID: 006456

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Original salmon cloth on boards. Plastic wrapper over corner-clipped DJ. Library bookplate, card pocket, and stamps. No writing. Emerging from a sheltered middle class existence, and still a student of geology, Fuchs signed on for an expedition to Greenland at the age of 21. After several trips to Africa he turned his attention to the South Pole. 110 pp. View more info

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The Honorable Judge Wilmot

By: Lathern, Rev. J.

Price: $125.00 USD

Publisher: Halifax, Methodist Book-Room: 1880

Seller ID: 007855

Condition: Very Good


Original green cloth on boards. Well-respected and well-loved, Judge Wilmot served as Attorney-General and later, Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick. He is credited by some with initiating "responsible government" to the province. Prefatory Notice by the young Reverend Currie hailed Wilmot as an outstanding member of the Methodist Church in Fredericton of which Currie was pastor. The aurhor, Rev. J. Lathern, was pastor of Exmouth Methodist Church in Saint John. Very light foxing. 133 pp. View more info

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Colette; A Biographical Study

By: Le Hardouin, Maria

Price: $18.00 USD

Publisher: London, Staples Press Limited: 1958

Edition: First British Edition

Seller ID: 011528

Condition: Very Good


Beige cloth on boards. Author of "Gigi", Colette was nominated for the Nobel Prize in 1948. Included with this book is a handful of related magazine and newspaper clippings. This book contains no writing or damage. 186 pp. with bibliography. View more info

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Thomas H. Raddall; Twayne's World Authors Series; Canadian Literature

By: Lecker, Robert (Ed.)

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: Boston, Twayne Publishers: 1983

Edition: First (No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 010359

ISBN: 0-8057-6557-3

Condition: Very Good


Green cloth on boards. Clean and sound. Previous owner's bookplate. One of Canada's too few creators of historical fiction, Raddall worked his way up from various manual jobs to the notice of John Buchan and Rudyard Kipling, among others. He vowed to stop writing when it became no longer interesting. Known for straightforward reporting of events related to military and maritime life. 151 pp. View more info

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Frank; The Life and Politics of Frank McKenna

By: Lee, Philip

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Fredericton, N.B., Goose Lane Editions: 2001

Edition: First (Number Line Ends in 1)

Seller ID: 010473

ISBN: 0-86492-303-1

Condition: Very Good


Brown cloth on boards. Gift note. DJ lightly taped to pastedowns. "A nearly perfect politician" in the words of Dalton Camp - DJ. After 10 years as a whirlwind politician, McKenna landed softly among the bankers, who seem to control everything. 318 pp. View more info

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Sonia Kovalevsky; Biography and Autobiography

By: Leffler, A.C. / Kovalevsky, Sonia

Price: $65.00 USD

Publisher: N.Y., Macmillan: 1895

Seller ID: 001284

Condition: Very Good


Original green cloth with gilt lettering on boards. No DJ. Ex-library, but shows no excessive wear. Library rules pasted inside front cover. "Discard" in large script on Front Free Endpaper. Library seal on title page. Part I consists of a Memoir by A.C. Leffler (Edgren), Duchessa Di Cajanello. Part II is titled Reminiscences of Childhood, Written by Herself. Translated into English by Louise Von Cossel. She grew up in Russia. Library numbers and sticker on spine, and card pocket removed from inside rear cover. 317 pp. View more info

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Milton Acorn; In Love and Anger

By: Lemm, Richard

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: Ottawa, Carleton University Press: 1999

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 010704

ISBN: 0-88629-340-5

Condition: Near Fine


Black cloth on boards. No writing or damage. Acorn was born in PEI, and served in WW II. I could find no record of his formal education. I first learned of him from a fellow poet, Al Purdy. Acorn worked as a carpenter, and survived on a disability pension after being injured on a ship. 279 pp. with index. View more info

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The Life and Times of William Shakespeare

By: Levi, Peter

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Avenel, N.J., Wings Books/Random House: 1995

Seller ID: 012835

ISBN: 0517146983

Condition: Near Fine


Dark blue paper boards backed in light blue cloth. 391 pp. with index and bibliography. View more info

Image for This Awful Drama; General Edwin Gray Lee, C.S.A., And His Family

This Awful Drama; General Edwin Gray Lee, C.S.A., And His Family

By: Levin, Alexandra Lee

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: N.Y., Vantage Press: 1987

Edition: First Edition Stated

Seller ID: 009046

Condition: Near Fine


Original dark blue cloth on boards. DJ unclipped. A cousin of Robert E. Lee, Edwin Gray Lee served briefly in combat, but was then sent to Canada to aid Confederate couriers and escaped POWs. The author has inscribed and signed the book. 248 pp. View more info

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Martin Luther King, Jr.; A Profile

By: Lincoln, C. Eric (Ed.)

Price: $50.00 USD

Publisher: N.Y., Hill and Wang: 1970

Edition: Stated First Edition, January, 1970

Seller ID: 000305

Condition: Very Good


One other copy seen. Original blue cloth, good price-clipped DJ with mylar wrapper. Ex-Library, but not abused. Library stamp, tape stains, and partial card envelope, OW Very Good. Contributions by several prominent figures who knew King well. 232 pp. View more info

Image for Park Street Prophet; A Life of Harold John Ockenga

Park Street Prophet; A Life of Harold John Ockenga

By: Lindsell, Harold

Price: $30.00 USD

Publisher: Wheaton, IL, Van Kampen Press: 1951

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 006883

Condition: Very Good


Original blue cloth on boards. DJ worn at corner folds. No writing or other damage. Biography of the noted pastor of Park Street Church, Boston. 175 pp. View more info

Image for Eliakum Zunser, Poet of His People

Eliakum Zunser, Poet of His People

By: Liptzin, Sol

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: N.Y., Behrman House, Inc.: 1950

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 009180

Condition: Near Fine


Original bright red cloth on boards. Unclipped DJ wrinkled along foot, and has tiny tear at top rear. Zunser was a popular singer of songs in Yiddish from the time of the Crimean War to WWI. Several songs are included. 248 pp. View more info