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The Scholten Story

By: Curtis, Herb

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Oromocto, N.B., Scholten Foundation: 1996

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 011998

ISBN: 0-9681421-0-9

Condition: Very Good


Blue cloth on boards. Previous owner's name. Both DJ flaps are taped to first two pages. " In just a generation, the Scholtens evolve from a culture-shocked clan of strangers in a very strange land to a formidable family of successful entrepreneurs." - DJ flap taped inside. Herb Curtis's first biography. 215 pp. View more info

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The Secret Life of Henry Ford

By: Dahlinger, John Cote

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Indianapolis, IN, Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc.: 1978

Edition: First Printing Stated

Seller ID: 011681

ISBN: 0-672-52377-9

Condition: Near Fine


Grey cloth backed in black cloth on boards. As told to Frances Spatz Leighton. Dahlinger reveals the fact that he is the son of Henry Ford. 243 pp. View more info

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High Tide and After; Memoirs, 1945-1960

By: Dalton, Hugh

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Frederick Muller, Limited: 1962

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 005470

Condition: Very Good


Original bright maroon cloth on boards. An exceptionally clean copy from a university library (stamp and bookplate). A clipping from the DJ taped inside the rear cover suggests the book's two recurrent motifs: the author's championship and support of younger delegates to the Labour Party and his warm affection for the Durham miners, whom he represented in Parliament for 26 years. 453 pp. View more info

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The Life of Sir Arthur Pearson

By: Dark, Sidney

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Hodder and Stoughton Ltd.:

Seller ID: 002549

Condition: Good


Original brown cloth with gilt coat-of-arms on boards. Shaken backing glued. Photo frontispiece. Pearson was proprietor of the Daily Express and founder of St. Dunstan's Hostel for Sailors and Soldiers Blinded in the Great War 1914-1918. Previous owner's name. 228 pp. Author was a former employee of Pearson's. View more info

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Paul, the Law, and the Covenant

By: Das, A. Andrew

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Peabody, MA, Hendrickson: 2001

Edition: First Printing - October 2001

Seller ID: 006240

ISBN: 1-56563-463-2

Condition: Near Fine


Original maroon trade paperback. Colour cover of Rembrandt painting of Paul. The author holds the Niebuhr Distinguished Chair in the Department of Theology and Religion at Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, Illinlois. 342 pp. View more info

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A Dictionary of Biography, Comprising the Most Eminent Characters of All Ages, Nations, and Professions

By: Davenport, R.A.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Boston, Otis, Broaders, and Company: 1846

Edition: First American Edition Stated

Seller ID: 005147

Condition: Good


Original black blindstamped cloth on boards. Very light wrinkling and waterstains throughout, but easily readable and well-bound. Pencilled note on rear endpaper. Small print. 527 pp. View more info

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An Account of the Life of William Davidson Otherwise John Godsman of Banffshire and Aberdeenshire in Scotland and Miramichi in British North America

By: Davidson, W.H.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Saint John, N.B., New Brunswick Museum: 1947

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 008610

Condition: Very Good


Original brown trade paperback. Historical Studies No. 6. John Godsman came from a respected family in Banffshire, where he learned the fishing business by leasing waters from the Duke of Gordon. At the age of 24 he relocated to Nova Scotia to start his own fishery. He and his business partner were granted "any two Stations or Rivers not already granted." Since the Acadians had been driven out the Miramichi area was sparsely populated. Davidson received a gr... View more info

William Lyon Mackenzie King; A Political Biography (Volume I 1874-1923)

By: Dawson, R. MacGregor

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Toronto, University of Toronto Press: 1958

Seller ID: 012617

Condition: Very Good


Red cloth on boards. Previous owner's name. Volume I only. As of the time of his retirement in 1948 King had served as Prime Minister longer than any other. Heavy book might need extra postage. 521 pp. View more info

The Imperial Shah; An Informal Biography

By: De Villiers, Gerard with Touchais, Bernard and De Villiers, Annick

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Boston, Atlantic-Little, Brown: 1976

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 012828

ISBN: 0316181528

Condition: Very Good


When Iran's democratically-elected Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh tried to audit a British oil company in 1953, the CIA instigated local riots which resulted in his overthrow and the concentration of power in the Imperial Shah, Mohammed Riza Pahlevi, the subject of this book. He lasted until 1979, when Khomeini appeared. 305 pp. View more info

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The Four Jameses

By: Deacon, William Arthur

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ryerson: 1953

Edition: Revised

Seller ID: 001624

Condition: Very Good


Original blue cloth on boards. No DJ. Large, scrawly inscription and slightly musty, OW very good. The Four Jameses are Gay, McIntyre, Gillis, and MacRae - all Canadian writers, nicknamed Monarchs of the Quill. 210 pp View more info

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Captains of Fortune; Profiles of Six Italian Condottier

By: Deiss, Joseph Jay

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Thomas Y. Crowell Co.: 1967

Seller ID: 011536

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Rose cloth on boards. Unclipped DJ. Tiny dent to foot of cover. The condottieri were independent military contractors who served the highest bidder, and were sometimes capable of switching sides if it suited their purpose. These six operated in the 13th to 16th Centuries. 304 pp. with index. View more info

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Citizens Irving; K.C. Irving and His Legacy

By: DeMont, John

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Toronto, Doubleday Canada Limited: 1991

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 011941

ISBN: 0-385-25313-3

Condition: Good to Very Good


Black paper boards. Another book about Canada's wealthiest family, the Irvings, and their conflicts with the McLeans, Premier Robichaud, and anyone else who stood between them and their next dollar. First free endpaper is missing. No writing. 253 pp. with index. View more info

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Cyprus; Its Ancient Cities, Tombs, and Temples

By: Di Cesnola, General Louis Palma

Price: $70.00

Publisher: Nicosia, Star Graphics, Ltd.: 1991

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 009090

Condition: Very Good


Original red cloth on boards.Unclipped DJ. Reprint of an 1877 edition. 448 pp. Heavy book will need extra postage. View more info

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A Pinch of Pound Notes; An Autobiograph

By: Dingle, John

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Rupert Hart-Davis: 1954

Seller ID: 011865

Condition: Very Good


Maroon cloth on boards. DJprotected by plastic jacket. John Dingle dreams of becoming a chef, and does so. 240 pp. View more info

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Catherine the Great

By: Dixon, Simon

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, HarperCollins Publishers: 2009

Edition: First U.S. Edition Stated

Seller ID: 011895

ISBN: 978-0-06-078627

Condition: Very Good


White paper boards backed in blue. No writing or damage except black remainder mark on foot. The story of the advantageous marriage of a German princess into the even more prestigious Russian hierarchy, who, by hook and by crook, ruled from 1762 to her death in 1796. 432 pp. with index. View more info

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The Living Sisters of the Little Flower

By: Dolan, Rev. Albert H.

Price: $27.00

Publisher: Chicago, The Carmelite Press: 1926

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 007124

Condition: Very Good


Original green cloth on boards. No writing. Brown spot on cover. The author was National Director of the National Society of the Little Flower. His aim seems to be to make the readers feel that they almost knew Saint Therese. Edited by Robert A. Lusk. 192 pp. View more info

A Lady of the Last Century (Mary Wortley Montagu)

By: Doran, John

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Boston, Francis A Niccolls & Co.:

Edition: Edition Deluxe; No. 347 of 1000

Seller ID: 003255

Condition: Very Good


Original tweedy dark blue cloth on boards. Small spine title label. Previous owner's neat bookplate, ow very good. Limited Edition. Court, Salon, and Green Room Series. Front. photogravure. This book grew out of interest in Lady Montagu's letters. 256 pp. View more info

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Being An American

By: Douglas, William O.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: N.Y., The John Day Company: 1948

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 003915

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Original blue cloth on boards. DJ crinkled along head. Previous owner's name. The American idea, Public service, Problems of our times, Postwar horizons. 214 pp. View more info

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Closer to the Sun

By: Drabinsky, Garth with Marq De Villiers

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland and Stewart: 1995

Edition: First Number Line Begins in 1

Seller ID: 009595

Condition: Very Good


Maroon paper boards. No writing or damage. An introduction to one of the most important cultural figures of Canada, co-founder of Ciineplex and Cineplex-Odeon. DJ reveals high praise from Alex Colville and Christopher Plummer, among others. Heavy book will need extra postage. 520 pp. View more info

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Marguerite Long; A Life in French Music , 1874-1966

By: Dunoyer, Cecilia

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Bloomington,Indiana, Indiana University Press: 1993

Edition: First(Number Line Begins in 1)

Seller ID: 010515

ISBN: 0-253-31839-4

Condition: Very Good


Brown cloth on boards. Clear plastic wrapper over DJ. Foxing freckles on t op edges only. 240 pp. View more info