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Men and Deeds

By: Buchan, John

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: London, Peter Davies: 1935

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 004593

Condition: Good Plus


Original dark green cloth on boards. Essays on The Causal and the Casual in History, Julius Caesar, The Massacre of Glencoe, Gordon at Khartoum, Montrose and Leadership, Lord Rosebery, and The Kirk in Scotland. 352 pp. including index. Previous owner's name and bookplate. View more info

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Sir Walter Scott 1771-1832

By: Buchan, John

Price: $40.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, Longmans, Green and Co.: 1935

Edition: First Canadian Edition

Seller ID: 011737

Condition: Very Good


Black cloth on boards. DJ missing two-inch piece bottom of spine. Book is sparkling bright. No writing or damage to book. A biography of Scott on the centenary of his death. If anyone could make Scott come alive perhaps Buchan is the one ! 382 pp. with index. View more info

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Barbara Bodichon, 1827-1891

By: Burton, Hester

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1949

Edition: First Edition Stated

Seller ID: 003885

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Original dark blue cloth on boards. Barbara Leigh Smith, an early British feminist and abolitionist, born into high Victorian society. Founder of Girton College, Cambridge. 220 pp. with index. View more info

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The Golden Door: The Life of Katharine Drexel

By: Burton, Katherine

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: N.Y., P.J. Kenedy & Sons: 1957

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 005950

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Original yellow cloth on boards. Homemade plastic wrapper over DJ. Tape stains inside covers. Previous owner's name. A high society woman enters a convent to train for service to natives and Afro-Americans. 329 pp. View more info

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The Wild North Land

By: Butler, Captain W.F.

Price: $250.00 USD

Publisher: London, Sampson Low, Marston, Low, & Searle: 1873

Edition: Believed First Edition

Seller ID: 013065

Condition: Very Good Minus


Quality binding with raised bands and gilt embossing on spine. Black leather label with author's name "Butler" is only half there. Marbled endpapers match the somewhat rubbed marbled boards. Minor wear to the leather at corners and edges. Bookplate of Sir George Stephen Bart, who was President of the Bank of Montreal at the time he founded the Canadian Pacific Railway Company and served as its first President. Fold-out map has 3" vertical tear at the top along one of the fold lines. Captain William Francis Butler wrote this book after crossing Northwest Canada in winter by dog-... View more info

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Joseph Roberts Smallwood; Journalist, Premier, Newfoundland Patriot

By: Callahan, William R.

Price: $30.00 USD

Publisher: St. John's, Newfoundland, Black Tower Productions/Flanker Press, Ltd.: 2003

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 008542

Condition: As New


Original grey cloth on boards. Bought new from university bookstore. Introduction, The Work of Building a Province, A Time for Tributes, A Confederation Chronology, The Terms of Union, The Smallwood Electoral Record, Epilogue. 282 pp. View more info

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La Vie De Joseph-Francois Perrault; Surnomme Le Pere De L'Education Du Peuple Canadien

By: Casgrain, P. B.

Price: $45.00 USD

Publisher: Quebec City, C. Darveau: 1898

Seller ID: 004814

Condition: Good


Original red cloth printed in gold on boards. Bookplate and spine label, and ink stamp of Natural History Society Library of New Brunswick. Frontispiece and cover tissue separated 2 inches at foot. 173 pp. plus appendices. View more info

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Henry James

By: Caws, Mary Ann

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: N.Y., Overlook Duckworth: 2006

Edition: First

Seller ID: 008523

Condition: As New


Original dark blue cloth on boards. Bought new from university bookstore. Points up James's love for the visual. Illustrations by many artists. 104 pp. View more info

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St. Augustine

By: Chabannes, Jacques

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday & Co., Inc.: 1962

Edition: First American Edition Stated

Seller ID: 008793

Condition: Very Good


Original dark green cloth on boards. No writing or damage. Translated by Julie Kernan. Begins almost as a novel: "Patricius Herculus rode his mule sidesaddle with a dignified air." - p. 9. It worked for me, for I found myself at the end of Chapter Three before awaking to the realization that my task is to list books on the internet, not to read them ! Nevertheless, I recommend reading this book. 239 pp. View more info

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A Gentleman of the Press; The Story of Colonel John Bayne Maclean

By: Chalmers, Floyd S.

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, Doubleday Canada: 1969

Edition: Stated First Edition

Seller ID: 000750

Condition: Very Good


Original decorated blue cloth on boards, DJ. All very good, though ex-library. Biography of Maclean and his publishing empire. Preacher's son makes good. Minor library stamps. No card pocket, but large portion torn out of rear endpaper caused by its removal. Laminated DJ. 368 pp. View more info

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Stonewall Jackson; (Two-vol. Set)

By: Chambers, Lenoir

Price: $25.00 USD

Publisher: New York, William Morrow & Co.: 1959

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 011695

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Red cloth on boards. No writing. Faint cup rings on Vol. I. Internet reviews credit Chambers with a substantial version of Jackson's brief life, told in these 1133 pages. Some readers will grumble that the ample notes are placed at the end of Vol. II. View more info

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My Autobiography

By: Chaplin, Charles

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: N.Y., Simon and Schuster: 1964

Seller ID: 006488

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Original black cloth on boards. DJ chipped along head, taped inside. From a difficult childhood to the top of the Hollywood heap, Charlie Chaplin was to me the funniest man who ever lived. His dancing potatoes skit in Gold Rush is funnier every time I see it. Heavy book might need extra postage. 512 pp. View more info

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River Boy at War (Signed)

By: Chapman, J.K.

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Fredericton, N.B., Goose Lane Editions Ltd.: 1985

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 003301

ISBN: 0-86492-068-07

Condition: Very Good


Original red trade paperback with airplane cover. Signed by author, who has shared with us here his experience as navigator on a torpedo bomber in WWII, his third "River Boy" title. He is now retired from teaching history at University of New Brunswick. Inscription to previous owner, but no damage or other writing. 103 pp. View more info

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G.K.C. As M.C.; Being a Collection of Thirty-seven Introductions

By: Chesterton, G.K.

Price: $125.00 USD

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co. Ltd.: 1929

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 006068

Condition: Fair to Good


Original grey cloth on boards. Edited by J.P. de Fonseka. A reading copy. First free endpaper missing. Front hinge cracked and glued. Drawing of Chesterton (?) in photo corners inside cover. Backstrip split at joint. Ink blots to bottom edges to p. 29. Impressions of the persons and works of several major writers, including Boswell, Holmes, Johnson, Austen, and Gilbert and Sullivan. 272 pp. plus bibliographical note. View more info

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Thomas Carlyle

By: Chesterton, G.K. And Williams, J.E. Hodder

Price: $30.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, Copp Clark Company:

Seller ID: 009215

Condition: Very Good


Original black faux leather on boards. Previous owner's bookplate. Marbled endpapers. Top edges gilt. A slender volume of limited text, but bolstered by many portraits and photographs related to Carlyle and his home. 40 pp. View more info

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(Bookman Biographies) Charles Dickens

By: Chesterton, G.K./Kitton, F.G.

Price: $75.00 USD

Publisher: New York, James Pott and Company:

Seller ID: 012332

Condition: Very Good


Gift note dated 1908. Green cloth decorated in gilt on boards. A selection of portraits and other scenes related to the author, with ample descriptions of all. Biographical text by F.G. Kitton. 44 pp. View more info

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Beaverbrook; A Life

By: Chisholm, Anne/ Davie, Michael

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: London, Hutchinson/Random House: 1992

Edition: First

Seller ID: 011081

ISBN: 0-09-173549-1

Condition: Near Fine


Black cloth on boards. No writing or damage. A hefty volume commensurate with the scope of the accomplishments of the subject. On this day after the British vote to abandon the EU, we could surely use him ! 589 pp. Heavy book will need extra postage. View more info

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The Speeches and Public Letters of Joseph Howe; New and Complete Edition in Two Volumes

By: Chisholm, Joseph Andrew (Ed.)

Price: $75.00 USD

Publisher: Halifax, N.S., The Chronicle Publishing Company, Limited: 1909

Edition: New and Complete Edition

Seller ID: 004611

Condition: Good Plus


Original black cloth with blindstamped border and gold shield on boards. Minor corner and edge wear. Previous owner's bookplate. Based upon Mr. Annand's edition of 1858. Joseph Howe was the son of the Queen's Printer. He succeeded as a newspaperman before going into politics. He opposed Confederation, and claimed that he had brought democracy to Nova Scotia. Vol. I has 668 pp., and Vol. II has 672 pp. View more info

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The Speeches and Public Letters of Joseph Howe (Based Upon Mr. Annand's Edition of 1858)

By: Chisholm, Joseph Andrew (Ed.)

Price: $125.00 USD

Publisher: Halifax, Chronicle Publishing Company, Limited: 1909

Edition: New and Complete Edition

Seller ID: 006523

Condition: Near Fine


Original full red leather with shield in gold containing three thistles and a salmon. Two volume set. All edges gilt. New and Complete Edition limited to 500 copies of which this is Number 500. Previous owners' small bookplate and gift note in ink. The finest set we've seen. Volume I covers 1804-1848. Volume II covers 1849-1873. 668 and 680 pp., respectively. Please allow for extra postage. View more info

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My Years as Prime Minister

By: Chretien, Jean

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, Alfred A. Knopf Canada: 2007

Edition: First Edition Stated

Seller ID: 010493

ISBN: 978-0-676-97900

Condition: Very Good


Red cloth backed in white cloth on boards. Bold gift note. First elected to Parliament in 1963, Chretien served ten years at Prime Minister (1993-2003). He always impresses me as a real person. 435 pp. View more info