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

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

By: Chisholm, Joseph Andrew (Ed.)

Price: $125.00

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

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

Jesus Christ; His Life and Teaching

By: Clark, Dennis E.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Elgin, Il., Dove Publications: 1977

Seller ID: 012935

Condition: Very Good


Purple cloth on boards. The Birth and Early Years of Jesus Christ. John the Baptist Points to Jesus Christ. Jesus Commences His Work in Galilee. Jesus Chooses Twelve Companions. Jesus Teaches in Parables. Jesus Travels North. Jesus Visits Jerusalem. The Growing Hostility. The Last Five Days of Jesus' Life. The Trial and Crucifixion of Jesus. The Conquest of Death. Implications of the Resurrection of Jesus. 324 pp. View more info

Rand and the Micmacs

By: Clark, Jeremiah S.

Price: $70.00

Publisher: Charlottetown, P.E.I., The Examiner: 1899

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012364

Condition: Very Good


Subject of this biography was a Baptist clergyman who sometimes worked as a bricklayer. He is most widely known for his 40 years of mission work with the Micmacs of Nova Scotia. Micmac Mission. Micmac Mythology. Poetry. Hardcover. 81 pp. View more info

John Palmer (of Bath); Mail Coach Pioneer

By: Clear, Charles R.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Blandford Press, Ltd./ Postal History Society: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012539

Condition: Very Good


Although mail was being distributed in some cases by stagecoach, the service was slow, drivers were immature and undependable, and robberies were frequent. John Palmer proposed quicker delivery accompanied by guards, at a slightly higher cost. After a week's trial the new plan was accepted. Palmer's troubles weren't over, but he and his system survived. 109 pp. View more info

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The Night Of the Knives

By: Coates, Robert C. (M.P.)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Fredericton, N. B., Brunswick Press: 1969

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 012006

Condition: Good Plus


Diefenbaker's appointment to Minister of National Defence strikes out against Dalton Camp and others. Previous owner's name stamp. 210 pp. View more info

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Freston Tower; Or, the Early Days of Cardinal Wolsey (Volume III Only of three)

By: Cobbold, The Rev. Richard

Price: $45.00

Publisher: London, Henry Colburn, Publisher: 1850

Seller ID: 008264

Condition: Good


Original 3/4 brown calf on marbled boards. Both hinges cloth-taped. The third and last volume. No reviews found. 288 pp. View more info

The Canadian Album; Men of Canada; or Success By Example (Vol. II) Quebec and Eastern Ontario

By: Cochrane, Rev. Wm. (Ed.)

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Brantford, Ont., Bradley, Garretson, and Co.: 1893

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 002386

Condition: Very Good


Original gold cloth lavishly decorated in dark brown and gilt on bevelled boards. Minor cover soil and endpaper foxing. NOTE : "...Volume II is made up of men from the Province of Quebec and for the most part of Eastern Ontario." - Introduction. Minor gutter strain. Portraits and backgrounds of 487 men, one to a page. 492 pp. plus index. View more info

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A Time to Tell; The Public Life of a Private Man

By: Cohen, Reuben

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Toronto, Key Porter Books: 1998

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 002831

ISBN: 1550139576

Condition: As New


Original maroon cloth on boards. Photo portrait DJ. All as new. New Brunswick boy makes good, and then.... Reading the Acknowledgements made me want to read the rest, since Dalton Camp agreed to write a Foreword if the author's comments about Richard Hatfield were removed - and they were not. 232 pp. View more info

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The Fighting Governor; A Chronicle of Frontenac

By: Colby, Charles W.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Toronto, Glasgow, Brook & Company: 1915

Seller ID: 010140

Condition: Very Good


Blue leather on flexible board. No. 7 of Chronicles of Canada. Handy large pocket size in a more attractive binding. The 3-man team of intendant,, bishop, and governor explained. Colby supplies a compelling and lucid narrative. 167 pp. with index. View more info

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The Founder of New France; A Chronicle of Champlain

By: Colby, Charles W.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Toronto, Glasgow, Brook & Company: 1915

Seller ID: 010157

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Blue leather on flexible board. No. 3 in the Chronicles of Canada Series. This volume devoted almost entirely to Champlain, from his first voyage in 1603 to his death in 1635. Emphasis is placed on his activities as soldier and sailor, whether as captive of the Iroquois or bold peacemaker between Algonquins and Hurons. Light wear to head of spine. No writing. Top edges gilt. 158 pp. with index. View more info

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The Life of John Ruskin

By: Collinigwood, W. G.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co., Ltd.: 1911

Edition: Eighth Edition

Seller ID: 010505

Condition: Good Plus


Blue cloth on boards. Spine faded. A few gutters glued. The author is a longtime student and friend of Ruskin's. This book is weighted toward biography, since his works are available elsewhere. 314 pp. with index. View more info

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John Keats; His Life and Poetry, His Friends, Critics and After-Fame

By: Colvin, Sidney

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan and Co., Limited: 1920

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 004924

Condition: Very Good


Original dark blue cloth with spine titles in gold on boards. Laid in is a two-page clipping treating of the death of Keats. This heavy book wll need extra postage, so please inquire before ordering. Previous owner's name. 600 pp. View more info

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The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson (5 Vol. Set)

By: Colvin, Sir Sidney (Ed.)

Price: $100.00

Publisher: London, William Heinemann, Ltd.: 1924

Edition: First Tusitala Edition, 1924

Seller ID: 010938

Condition: Very Good


Blue cloth on boards. Previous owner's initials in 1, 2, and 3. Begin with letters from his student days (1868) to his last days in Samoa (1894) where he died at the age of 45 years. Touching tributes from a Mataafa chief and other Samoans. Appendices. Indices to the letters, and index to the entire 30-volume set. 1394 pp. in the five small volumes of letters. View more info

One Heart, One Way; Alden Nowlan, A Writer's Life

By: Cook, Gregory M.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Lawrencetown Beach, N.S., Pottersfield Press: 2003

Seller ID: 012913

ISBN: 189590059X

Condition: Very Good


Portrait cover paperback. No writing or damage. A rambling record of the life of a New Brunswick poet by one his closer friends. 367 pp. Heavy book might need extra postage. View more info

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Cochrane; The Real Master and Commander

By: Cordingly, David

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Bloomsbury USA: 2007

Edition: First U.S. Edition Stated

Seller ID: 011887

ISBN: 1-58234-534-1

Condition: Near Fine


Black cloth on boards. No writing or damage. Kirkus Review warns "Landlubbers may find this a lengthy voyage, but devotees of yarns about brave British tars will be delighted to be aboard." 420 pp. with index. View more info

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Will Carleton; A Biographical Study

By: Corning, A. Elwood

Price: $22.00

Publisher: N.Y., The Lanmere Publishing Co.: 1917

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 003657

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Original green cloth lettered in gilt on boards. Previous owner's name, with reference to Blooming Grove Study Club, Mr. Corning - Leader. Interesting account of Carleton's meeting Walt Whitman. This copy has one gutter strain between pp. 48-49, and a few cover spots. No extraneous writing and no other damage. The last line encapsulates Carleton's literary contribution, "To popularize rural domestic life." 98 pp. View more info

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Letters to Isabel; A New Edition with Seventeen More Letters and Some Postcripts

By: Craigmyle, Lord

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Ivor Nicholson and Watson, Ltd.: 1936

Edition: New Edition

Seller ID: 007039

Condition: Good Plus


Original blue cloth on boards. Edgeworn and faded. Previous owner's name. This copy was in the library of Peninsular and Oriental ship, Maloja, evidenced by both bookplate and bookmark. Maloja was launched in 1923, and requisitioned into military service in 1939. In 1940 the ship encountered a German craft near Iceland. After rescuring the crew it sank the German ship, the La Coruna of the Hamburg South American Line. Maloja returned to passenger service in 1947, and... View more info

John A. MacDonald, The Old Chieftain

By: Creighton, Donald

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Toronto, Macmillan of Canada: 1955

Seller ID: 012636

Condition: Very Good


Blue cloth on boards. No writing or underlininig. DJ missing piece at top. Maclean's Magazine says "Creighton's book is ...the best Macdonald biography." - DJ. 603 pp. View more info

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The Embattled Philosopher; A Biography of Denis Diderot

By: Crocker, Lester G.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: East Lansing, MI, Michigan StateCollege Press: 1954

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 010972

Condition: Good Plus


Red cloth on boards. Library stamp and card pocket. An account of the reciprocating influences upon the life of a young Frenchman. He stalled his sweetheart when she wanted to marry. His differences with his father led to his being confined in a monastery. Eventually he became known for his philosophy, as expressed primarily in publication of the Encyclopedie. 442 pp. with index. View more info