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The Prize of Learning Love; The Life of Margaret Fawcett Norrie, Nova Scotia's First Woman Senator

By: Thompson, Catherine

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Saint John, N.B., Trinity Publishing: 2006

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 012062

ISBN: 1-897306-42-3

Condition: Near Fine


Softcover with flaps. No writing or damage. An impressive first book, featuring the life of a farmer's daughter who became Nova Scotia's first woman senator. 414 pp. View more info

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Vernor Had Vision

By: Thomson, Winnifred Conrad

Price: $27.00 USD

Publisher: Sussex, N.B., Maritime Publishing Lt.: 1976

Seller ID: 005809

Condition: Very Good


Original dark blue trade paperback lettered and decorated in white. Signed by the author. A loving tribute to the author's uncle who was accidentally blinded early in life, yet became an inspiration to others through his musical skills and searching personality. Includes a family tree. 44 pp. View more info

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Gringo Rebel; Mexico, 1913-1914

By: Thord-Gray, I.

Price: $50.00 USD

Publisher: Coral Gables, FL, University of Miami Press: 1961

Edition: Third Edition

Inscription: Inscribed and Signed By Author

Seller ID: 008537

Condition: Very Good


Original maroon cloth on boards. This book is limited to two years in the life of an exceptional soldier who served under more than a dozen different flags in his long career. Also, he translated a dictionary into a local dialect. In his spare time he attained a Ph.D. First-hand account of the Mexican Revolution. 487 pp. Heavy book will need extra postage. View more info

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Hitler 1889-1945

By: Toland, John

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Paris, Editions Robert Laffont: 1983

Seller ID: 012831

ISBN: 2221011392

Condition: Good to Very Good


Softcover text in French. 971 pp. with index. No marks or damage. View more info

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The Trail of Black Hawk (Great Indian Chiefs Series)

By: Tomlinson, Paul G.

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: N.Y., D. Appleton and Company: 1924

Edition: Reprint of 1915 Edition

Seller ID: 007442

Condition: Good


Original red cloth on boards. Previous owner's initials, fading to cover, dents to front edges, and a few random pencil marks, not affecting readability. Biography in story form, with a substantial list of other sources (bibliography). 341 pp. View more info

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If I Could Turn and Meet Myself; The Life of Alden Nowlan

By: Toner, Patrick

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: Fredericton, N.B., Goose Lane Editions: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012957

ISBN: 0864922655

Condition: Very Good


A plump and pleasing biography. 339 pp. with index. View more info

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Laurence Kavanagh; His Life and Times 1764-1830

By: Traboulsee, Anthony

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Cape Breton Island, N.S., Fourth Degree Assembly, KOC: 1962

Seller ID: 011244

Condition: Very Good


Beige stapled softcover of 61 pp. Also contains a short history of the Knights of Columbus and a bio of Father William B. MacLeod. View more info

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An Autobiography and Other Essays

By: Trevelyan, G.M.

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: London, Longmans, Green and Co.: 1949

Edition: Second Impression

Seller ID: 003945

Condition: Very Good


Original blue cloth on boards. DJ chipped, with small parts missing. Previous owner's name. A little less than a fifth of this book is autobiography, the balance being devoted to essays on a number of subjects. 237 pp. View more info

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An Autobiography; Illustrated

By: Trudeau, Edward Livingston (M.D.)

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday Page & Company: 1916

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 002777

Condition: Good


Original black cloth with gilt lettering on boards. Dr. Trudeau contracted TB while caring for his brother, who had the disease. The doctor recovered, and founded a sanatorium at Saranac Lake, N.Y., to treat others. Although Trudeau died in 1915 the institution continued until 1954, when it was closed due to lessened demand. Previous owner's name. Backstrip head repaired. 322 pp. View more info

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A Second View of Things: A Memoir

By: Trueman, Albert W.

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland and Stewart, Limited: 1982

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 008804

Condition: Very Good


Original black paper boards. An unusually capable eclectic, Trueman served as university president in Manitoba and New Brunswick, Chancellor of University of Western Ontario, and founding Director of the Canada Council. Father of Peter Trueman, the newscaster, who reminds us that his father was a serious student of English literature and loved to sing. 185 pp. View more info

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J.H. Garrison and Disciples of Christ

By: Tucker, William E.

Price: $22.00 USD

Publisher: St. Louis, MO, The Bethany Press: 1964

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 003886

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Original beige cloth on boards. DJ has thumb-size piece missing at foot, and is price-clipped. This book describes and interprets the "middle period" of Disciples history, following Alexander Campbell. 278 pp. with index. View more info

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Pauline Johnson; Her Life and Work

By: Van Steen, Marcus

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, Hodder & Stoughton/ Musson: 1973

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 010963

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Blue cloth on boards. Library evidence. DJ protected by plastic wrapper. Life story and poetry of a girl from Brantford, Ontario, who became the sweetheart of England. 278 pp. View more info

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Black Majesty; The Life of Christophe King of Haiti

By: Vandercook, John W.

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: N.Y., Harper & Brothers: 1928

Edition: Seventh Printing

Seller ID: 006688

Condition: Very Good


Original gold cloth decorated in red and black on boards. Christophe was a slave in his early life in Saint Domingue, but obtained his freedom before the slave uprising of 1791. After working at a variety of jobs he enterd the military under Toussaint Louverture, and by 1802 was a general. Eventually he became King of the northern region, but was considered something of a despot. Ill and unhappy, he shot himself at age 53. 207 pp. plus bio. DJ shows handsoil and is taped inside. View more info

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The Poets' Tributes to Garfield; A Collection of Many Memorial Poems

By: Various Poets

Price: $45.00 USD

Publisher: Cambridge, Mass., Moses King: 1882

Seller ID: 009671

Condition: Good to Very Good


Dark brown cloth decorated and lettered in gilt on beveled boards. Gift note, Christmas, 1882, with no other writing. All edges gilt. 160 poetic tributes to the slain President. Very small stamp, Mary Mellish, Archibald Memorial, suggests it may have been donated to a library after the first owner was through with it. Further research places this library at Mount Allison University. 168 pp. View more info

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Sherman E. Burroughs; Memorial Addresses (To)

By: Various U.S. Congressmen

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: Washington, D.C., Sixty-seventh Congress (GPO): 1924

Seller ID: 001433

Condition: Very Good


Original black cloth with gilt cover lettering on boards. No DJ. Minor mildew haze on cover only. Tributes and testimonials to Burroughs by 14 fellow U.S. congressmen supply a surprising amount of biographical information, in addition to the expected congratulatory messages. Hon. Sherman E. Burroughs represented the first district of New Hampshire in the House for six years, commencing in 1917, when he filled the vacancy left by the death of Hon. Cyrus A. Sulloway. Mr. Burroughs had made a reputation as an astute lawyer much earlier, and in the interim served in the state legislature. 58 pp... View more info

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A Little Nut-Brown Man; My Three Years with Lord Beaverbrook

By: Vines, C.M.

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: London, Leslie Frewin Publishers, Ltd.: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012915

Condition: Very Good


Bright blue paper boards. DJ price-clipped. No other damage and no writing. A rather light-hearted look at the wealthy businessman who near the end of his career hired a young male secretary. View more info

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Leonardo Da Vinci

By: Von Seidlitz, Woldemar

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Wien, Phaidon-Verlag: 1935

Seller ID: 000805

Condition: Good


Original black cloth with gilt lettering cover and spine, no DJ. Considerable underlining and marginalia have reduced it to good, but still quite readable and useful. A substantial book. Many illustrations are interspersed through text, with the last several pages reserved for Da Vinci's own works. 728 pp. TEXT IN GERMAN. View more info

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Fun in a Chinese Laundry

By: Von Sternberg, Josef

Price: $40.00 USD

Publisher: New York, Macmillan & Co.: 1965

Edition: First Printing Stated

Seller ID: 012646

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Yellow cloth on boards. DJ protected by vinyl wrapper. Library bookplate. Previous owner's name blacked out. The film director credited with discovering Marlene Dietrich shares his work and life. 348 pp. View more info

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The Macmillan Dictionary of Canadian Biography

By: Wallace, W. Stewart (Ed.)

Price: $25.00 USD

Publisher: London, Macmillan: 1967

Edition: Third Edition, Revised and Enlarged

Seller ID: 005811

Condition: Very Good


Original dark blue cloth on boards. Price-clipped DJ has small tears head of spine and corner wear. Interior clean and unmarked. Heavy book will need extra ;postage. 822 pp. View more info

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Thomas Carlyle

By: Watt, L. Maclean

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: London, Jack:

Seller ID: 000129

Condition: Fair


Original decorative cloth, no DJ, bent corners, some underlining. P.O.N. is H.A. Cody, signed over initials D.H.L. as last-previous owner. Cody, an Anglican minister in Saint John for many years, was widely known in Canada for his novels, which are still highly-collectible. This little volume is a slim, necessarily brief biography of Carlyle. People's Books. 93 pp. View more info