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The Life of Sir Arthur Pearson

By: Dark, Sidney

Price: $15.00 USD

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 USD

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 USD

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 USD

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 grant of 100,000 acres - 2/3 to himself and 1/3 to Cort, his partner. Thus began the Davidson "empire" on the Miramich... View more info

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

By: Dawson, R. MacGregor

Price: $25.00 USD

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

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The Imperial Shah; An Informal Biography

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

Price: $20.00 USD

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 USD

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 USD

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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Cyprus; Its Ancient Cities, Tombs, and Temples

By: Di Cesnola, General Louis Palma

Price: $70.00 USD

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 USD

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 USD

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 USD

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 USD

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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Closer to the Sun

By: Drabinsky, Garth with Marq De Villiers

Price: $20.00 USD

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 USD

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

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The Children's Book of Famous Lives

By: Duthie, Eric (Ed.)

Price: $25.00 USD

Publisher: London, Odhams: 1960

Edition: Revised

Seller ID: 000869

Condition: Good


Original light blue cloth on boards, no DJ. Very rare; only one other copy seen on internet. Ex-school library with evidence of card pocket and corner off FFEP. Inked initials on edge, OW good. 416 pp. View more info

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Memory's Wall

By: Eaton, Flora McCrea

Price: $30.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, Clarke, Irwin & Company Limited: 1956

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 012526

Condition: Good to Very Good


Life story of a little girl from Omemee who becomes a director of the country's biggest department store. Lots of family information and travel experiences, as well as afternoons at the track. First free endpaper missing, but no other damage. 214 pp. with index. View more info

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David Livingstone, Foe of Darkness

By: Eaton, Jeanette

Price: $40.00 USD

Publisher: N.Y., William Morrow & Company: 1971

Edition: Twelfth Printing

Seller ID: 004866

Condition: Good Plus


Original white cloth decorated in brown on boards. DJ protected by mylar wrap. Deleted stamp, card pocket, and date due slip from Chatham Junior High School Library. No additional writing or damage except front hinge lightly cracked at title page. 256 pp. View more info

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H.M.S. Richards

By: Edwards, Robert E.

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Hagerstown, MD, Review and Herald Publishing Assoc.: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002754

ISBN: 0-8280-1332-2

Condition: Very Good


Original maroon plasticized cloth with gilt signature on boards. Fragment of name and address label the only fault. The Voice of the Voice of Prophecy. 329 pp. View more info

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In a Tall Shadow (Signed)

By: England, George

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Midwest City, OK, George England: 1990

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 003737

Condition: Very Good


Original pictorial card covers with photo portrait. Biography of his father, Dr. Stephen Jackson England, well-known clergyman of Disciples of Christ in Oklahoma, and first dean of Phillips Graduate Seminary. Previous owner's names. 235 pp. View more info