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T. DeWitt Talmage; His Life and Work

By: Banks, Rev. Louis Albert (Ed.)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, O. W. Binkerd: 1902

Edition: Authorized Edition

Seller ID: 009129

Condition: Good to Very Good


Original green cloth with oval pastedown portrait on boards. Much space is given to descriptions of Talmage's travels around the world. Organization of the text is quite bulky and rambling, given to long paragraphs only loosely connected. As such, this book serves better as a travelog than as a biography. Many photographs. 500 pp. Heavy book will need extra postage. View more info

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Memories; An Autobiography

By: Barrymore, Ethel

Price: $15.00

Publisher: N.Y., Harper & Brothers: 1955

Edition: First Edition Stated

Seller ID: 007623

Condition: Very Good


Original pink paper boards backed in black cloth. DJ has small tear at foot. Previous owner's name. Life story of perhaps the greatest actress of all time. 310 pp. View more info

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A Way of Seeing; A Critical Study of James Agee

By: Barson, Alfred T.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Amherst, MA, University of Massachusetts Press: 1972

Edition: First, Not Stated

Seller ID: 000650

Condition: Very Good Plus


Original beige cloth on boards. DJ very good, with a couple of small spots. DJ flap blurb: "I have read everything written on Agee and his work...In my opinion (this) is the soundest general book so far". - David McDowell, Agee's literary executor and personal friend. 218 pp. with index and credits. Nearly as new. View more info

Bata; Shoemaker to the World

By: Bata, Thomas J. With Sonja Sinclair

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Toronto, Stoddart Publishing Co., Ltd.: 1990

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 012837

ISBN: 0773724168

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


The story of Thomas J. Bata and Bata Shoes, a family business with headquarters moved from Switzerland to Batawa, Ontario, in order to escape Hitler. A "feel good" story. 341 pp. with index. View more info

By the Way; 1888-1983

By: Bates, John S. (Ph.D.)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Hantsport, N.S., Lancelot Press: 1983

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 012401

ISBN: 0-88999-211-8

Condition: Good Plus


Green softcover. No writing except author's signature. Cover corner bent. Not intended as autobiography, but gives numerous details of various jobs and related activities around the world. 132 pp. View more info

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Mick Channon: The Authorised Biography

By: Batt, Peter

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Compton, Newbury, Berkshire, Highdown: 2004

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 004652

ISBN: 1904317456

Condition: Near Fine


Original green cloth on boards. Small sticker with inscription stuck to front of DJ is the only fault. Mick Channon was widely known both as a football/soccer player and horse racer. 288 pp. View more info

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The Life of General William Booth; The Founder of the Salvation Army (Volume I Only)

By: Begbie, Harold

Price: $20.00

Publisher: N.Y., The Macmillan Company: 1920

Seller ID: 008979

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Original maroon cloth on boards. Cover fading. Previous owner's name. Reverend William Booth was an active minister in the Methodist Reform Church in England. Largely self-taught, he had forsaken his position as a pawnbroker, into which his father had arranged for him to be apprenticed at the age of 13. After developing a strong practice in evangelistic preaching in London, he resigned from the Methodist New Connexion in order to pursue work among the poor full-time... View more info

The Splendid Life of Albert Smith and the Women He Left Behind

By: Belliveau, John Edward

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Windsor, N.S., Lancelot Press: 1976

Seller ID: 012961

ISBN: 0889990530

Condition: Very Good


Smith first comes to notice about 1851 with plans to build the European and North American Railway with its terminus in his home town, Shediac. He opposed Confederation at first, but eventually became a strong supporter. He is credited with giving New Brunswick responsible government and the secret ballot. He died at 61, leaving at attractive widow 25 years younger. The rest of the book deals with her travels, her writing, and her mental instability. This softcover book... View more info

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True (Blue) Grit: A Frank McKenna Review (Signed)

By: Beutel, Josh

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Saint John, N.B., Lanceman Productions: 1996

Edition: First Edition Stated

Inscription: Inscribed and Signed By Author

Seller ID: 003890

ISBN: 0-9691592-2-6

Condition: Near Fine


Original colour pictorial soft cover. Cartoons by Beutel and essays by friends and foes. McKenna has served at Premier of New Brunswick and Ambassador to the United States. He is now employed by Toronto Dominion Bank. 205 pp. View more info

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An Irish Saint; The Life Story of Ann Preston ("Holy Ann")

By: Bingham, Helen E.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Toronto, William Briggs: 1907

Seller ID: 009072

Condition: Good Plus


Original green cloth on boards. Church library copy. "Holy Ann" was an Irish girl who had been refused schooling after a week. She found her way to Toronto, where she was active in Methodist circles and became well-known for her frequent and forward testimony. 155 pp. View more info

The Unknown Prime Minister; The Life and Times of Andrew Bonar Law 1858-1923

By: Blake, Robert

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Eyre & Spottiswoode: 1955

Seller ID: 012642

Condition: Good


Green cloth on boards. Library stamp. First free endpaper removed. 556 pp. View more info

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Madame Proust

By: Bloch-Dano, Evelyne

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Chicago, University of Chicago Press: 2007

Seller ID: 008521

Condition: As New


Original bright red cloth on boards. Purchased new from university bookstore. " Throughout, Bloch-Dano offers sensitive readings of Proust's work, drawing out the countless interconnections among his mother, his life, and his magnum opus." - DJ flap. 310 pp. View more info

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The Collected Letters Of Charles G.D. Roberts

By: Boone, Laurel (Ed.)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Fredericton, N.B., Goose Lane Editions: 1989

Edition: Firat Edition

Seller ID: 010104

ISBN: 0-86492-094-6

Condition: Near Fine


Black cloth on boards. Book and DJ unmarked and undamaged. Heavy book will need extra postage. 664 pp, View more info

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Trudeau Albums

By: Borins, Sara (Ed.)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Toronto, Otherwise Inc. Editions: 2000

Edition: First( No Additional Printings)

Seller ID: 011198

ISBN: 0-670-89293-9

Condition: Near Fine in Box


Black laminated boards. A biographical photo album of Pierre Elliott Trudeau, with essays by leading literary figures. 160 pp. View more info

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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.; Vol. I & 2 of 3

By: Boswell, James

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, J.M. Dent and Sons, Ltd.: 1925

Edition: Reprint of 1901 Edition

Seller ID: 010187

Condition: Very Good


Blue-green cloth lettered and decorated in gilt on boards. Volumes I and II only, out of 3. No marks or damage to this partial set. 458 and 464 pp, respectively, in the two volumes. Heavy books will need extra postage. View more info

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The Life of General Gordon

By: Boulger, Demetrius C.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Thomas Nelson & Sons: 1896

Seller ID: 008283

Condition: Good Plus


Original blue cloth on boards. Probably published in the 40's.Cover very bright. Previous owner's name. Small margin tear head of title. Hinge cracked at last page (glued). 479 pp. View more info

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The Voyages and Explorations of Samuel De Champlain 1604-1616, Narrated By Himself (The Trailmakers of Canada) 2 Vol Set.

By: Bourne, Edward Gaylord (Ed.)

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Toronto, The Courier Press: 1911

Seller ID: 006085

Condition: Very Good


Original blindstamped red cloth on boards. Two-volume set. Translated by Annie Nettleton Bourne. Introduction by W.L. Grant. Also includes The Voyage of 1603 reprinted from Purchas His Pilgrimes. Previous owner's name stamp, with no other writing. Minor waterstains in Vol. II not affecting text. 254 and 229 pp, respectively. View more info

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My Theatre Life

By: Bournonville, August

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Middletown, CT, Wesleyan University Press: 1979

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 005611

ISBN: 0-8195-5035-3

Condition: Near Fine


Original bright red cloth on boards. Price-clipped DJ. Translated from the Danish by Patricia N. McAndrew. This large, heavy book will need extra postage. Primarily a choreographer, Bournonville supported and encouraged boys as well as girls to dance. He served the Danish Royal Ballet for nearly 50 years. 709 pp. including index. View more info

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Born in a Crowd

By: Braggiotti, Gloria

Price: $15.00

Publisher: N.Y., Thomas Y. Crowell: 1957

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 005014

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Original green cloth on boards. Lots of date stamps and bookshop stamp, but no other library evidence. DJ flaps taped inside front cover. After their mother dies, eight children move from Italy to Boston, where they apparently are surrounded by nurses, servants, and animals. Some of the sisters start a dancing school, and the music of six pianos is mentioned in passing ! 311 pp. View more info

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Never Lose Steerage Way

By: Braidwood, Jack W.

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Picton, Ontario, The Picton Gazette: 1976

Edition: First Printing Stated

Seller ID: 005433

ISBN: 0920028020

Condition: Very Good


Original blue cloth on boards. Previous owner's name. The frontispiece map of Prinyer's Cove, Prince Edward County, Ontario, led me to jump to the conclusion that this was a folksy memory trip by one of the many local sailors who populate an area where I lived for more than 20 years. Not so. Instead, this author takes the reader from St. Petersburg, where he was born, to his compulsory service in the British Army, and eventually to Canada, still a young man. Only a fe... View more info