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Image for J.H. Garrison and Disciples of Christ

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

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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Net Worth; The Memories of C.E. Pickering

By: Walker, Dean

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, Yorkminster Publishing: 1973

Edition: First Edition (No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 002263

ISBN: 0-919692-00-1

Condition: Very Good


Original blue cloth lettered in gilt on boards. The main man of Dustbane, a compound used to collect dust and dirt when sweeping. Minor chipping of DJ, slightly cocked, and freckled edge foxing. 171 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

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The Bradbury Chronicles; The Life of Ray Bradbury

By: Weller, Sam

Price: $25.00 USD

Publisher: New York, William Morrow: 2005

Edition: First Edition Stated

Seller ID: 009376

Condition: Near Fine


Original white paper boards backed in grey. Red remainder mark on foot edges. Otherwise, Fine. No writing or damage. Subtitle, "Predicting the Past, Remembering the Future." Fahrenheit 451 was probably his best-known title. 384 pp. with index. View more info

Image for Life and Labors of Robert Alex. Fyfe, D.D.;Founder and for Many Years President of the Canadian Literary Institute, Now Woodstock College

Life and Labors of Robert Alex. Fyfe, D.D.;Founder and for Many Years President of the Canadian Literary Institute, Now Woodstock College

By: Wells, J.E.

Price: $125.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, J.E. Wells: 1885

Edition: First (No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 001766

Condition: Very Good


Original green cloth with bright gilt lettering. Very rare biography of outstanding Baptist preacher in U.S. and Canada. No marks or deliberate damage. One pair of leaves edge-torn by careless separation(uncut). Active at Perth, Ontario; Milwaukee, WI; Toronto; and Woodstock, Ontario, but known primarily for his founding of, and long connection with, Canadian Literary Institute. 466 pp. View more info

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The Young Wordsworth

By: West, Trudy

Price: $18.00 USD

Publisher: N.Y., Roy Publishers, Inc.: 1965

Seller ID: 008828

Condition: Good to Very Good


Original dark green paper boards. Unclipped DJ. Upper board lightly dished at top. No writing. 136 pp. View more info

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The Truth About Hollis

By: West, W.J.

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: London, Duckworth: 1989

Seller ID: 002367

ISBN: 0 7156 2286 2

Condition: Very Good


Original black cloth with gilt spine lettering on boards. Previous owner's bookplate the only fault. An investigation which follows on questions raised by Peter Wright in his book, Spycatcher, as to the presence of a Communist sympathizer/spy in MI5 during World War II. 230 pp. View more info

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Mock Trial; The Woodrow Wheatley Story

By: Wheatley, Woodrow

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Charlottetown, P.E.I., A-1 Computer Services: 1992

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 003142

ISBN: 0-9693424-1-1

Condition: Very Good


Original pictorial blue cover trade paperback. The author's 25-year fight with the PEI justice system over a bank's putting him out of business. 249 pp. View more info

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Showman; The Russ Whitebone Story

By: Whitebone, Russ

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Fredericton, N.B., Goose Lane Editions: 1986

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 004521

ISBN: 0864920881

Condition: Near Fine


Original white photo cover trade paperback. Inscription signed by Shirley Whitebone, wife of the author. Very interesting reading, well-written and fast-moving life story of this gregarious entertainer. Lots of history of Saint John as well. 118 pp. plus Contents page. View more info

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Henry Miller; Letters to Emil

By: Wickes, George (Ed.)

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: New York, New Directions Publishing Corp.: 1989

Edition: First Clothbound

Seller ID: 010968

ISBN: 0-8112-1092-8

Condition: Very Good


Black cloth on boards. DJ protected by plastic wrapper. Library stamp and card pocket. No writing. 168 pp. View more info

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The Builders of America; Lives of Great Americans from the Monroe Doctrine to the Civil War

By: Wildman, Edwin

Price: $125.00 USD

Publisher: Boston, L.C. Page & Company: 1925

Edition: First Impression, October, 1925

Seller ID: 008990

Condition: Very Good


Original tan illustrated cloth on boards in exceptional condition. DJ front flap laid in. No writing or damage. 314 pp. with index. View more info

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The Greville Diary; Including Passages Hitherto Withheld from Publication (2 Vol. Set)

By: Wilson, Philip Whitewell (Ed.)

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: London, William Heinemann, Ltd.: 1927

Seller ID: 007768

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Original black cloth on boards. Previous owner's bookplate. The subject's chief talent seems to be that of being in the right place at the right time. His position among the social and political elite led to many incidents reported here. Volume I has 568 pp. Volume II has 602 pp. Please allow for extra postage on these heavy books. View more info