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Image for Hawthorne; A Study in Solitude

Hawthorne; A Study in Solitude

By: Gorman, Herbert

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: N.Y., George H. Doran Co.: 1927

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 004891

Condition: Fair to Good


Original blue cloth lettered in black on boards. Scrawling on blank prelims only, not affecting text. Murray Hill Biographies. Nathaniel Hawthorne led a private and complicated life, working periodically at unsuitable positions but returning always to writing. 179 pp. View more info

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Only in New Brunswick; New Stories from David Goss

By: Goss, David

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Halifax, Nimbus Publishing , Limited: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012005

ISBN: 978-1-55109-834

Condition: Good to Very Good


Paperback local history and biography by popular storyteller who's been doing it for 40 years. Previous owner's name blacked out. 222 pp. View more info

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The Great Maritime Detective: Peachie Carroll

By: Graham, Monica

Price: $25.00 USD

Publisher: Halifax, Nimbus Publishing Limited: 2009

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 012652

ISBN: 1-55109-705-2

Condition: Very Good


"He was a sailor, a miner, a bounty hunter, a prospector, a firefighter, a ghost hunter, a railway guard, and a strike buster - among other things." - Back cover. 210 pp. View more info

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A Biography (In Three Volumes)

By: Graham, Roger

Price: $75.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, Clarke, Irwin, & Co., Ltd.: 1960

Seller ID: 012635

Condition: Good


Three volume set all readable, with occasional pages pried apart due to moisture. Dry mold rubbed away from first and last pages of each volume. No noticeable odour. Volume I, The Door of Opportunity, ends in 1920. Volume II, And Fortune Fled, covers 1920-1927. Volume III, No Surrender, covers his retirement in 1926 to his death in 1960. 341, 535, and 202 pp., respectively, in the three volumes. Previous owner's names. News clipping laid in. Please allow for significant additional postage for the three books. View more info

Cleopatra

By: Grant, Michael

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Edison, N.J., Castle Books/ Book Sales: 2004

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 012838

ISBN: 0785818286

Condition: Very Good


"Cleopatra, queen of Egypt, was also a scholar, murderer, lover of Julius Caesar and Mark Antony, and one of the most remarkable women in history." - DJ. 301 pp. View more info

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The Tribune of Nova Scotia; A Chronicle of Joseph Howe

By: Grant, William Lawson

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, Glasgow, Brook & Company: 1915

Seller ID: 010156

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Blue leather on flexible boards. No. 26 in the Chronicles of Canada Series. Tells the story of Howe, a prominent newspaper publisher. Touches on his conflict with Tupper over Confederation. Responsible government. Top edges gilt. 163 pp. with index. View more info

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Portrait of a Surgeon; A Biography of John Hunter

By: Gray, Ernest A.

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: London, Robert Hale Limited: 1952

Seller ID: 010033

Condition: Good


Former library book shows normal wear, fading and library stamps. Dr. Hunter was widely known for his work on animals as well as humans, and he kept a small zoo in captivity at his home. 219 pp. View more info

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The Pork Chop...and Other Stories; a Memoir

By: Green, Lowell

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Carp, ON, Creative Bound, International: 2006

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 010117

ISBN: 1-894439-32-5

Condition: Fine


Colour portrait cover paperback. First paperback edition. No marks or damage. Personal stories by a 50-year veteran of radio, most of which were at CFRA, Ottawa. Known especially for covering the Springhill mine disaster. 254 pp. View more info

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William Bentinck and William III (Prince of Orange)

By: Grew, Marion E.

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1924

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 010209

Condition: Good Minus


Blue cloth on boards.Both hinges cracked. Basic theme is the deep friendship and commitment between the two men. They began their friendship as children, and continued their comradeship for 40 years. Bentinck served the king as diplomat and fellow soldier. 433 pp. View more info

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The Life of Gerald Griffin; By His Brother (The Works of Gerald Griffin, Vol. 10)

By: Griffin, Daniel

Price: $65.00 USD

Publisher: N.Y., D. & J. Sadlier & Co.:

Seller ID: 005546

Condition: Good Plus


Original green cloth blindstamped recto and verso on boards. Possibly 1896 publication date. Small piece missing from head of backstrip, otherwise clean and undamaged inside except for one pressed flower stain. Covers hand-soiled. Gerald Griffin was a Catholic novelist, journalist, and poet who joined a religious order shortly before he died in 1840 at the age of 37 years. 406 pp. View more info

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A Memoir of The Rev. Legh Richmond

By: Grimshawe, The Rev. T.S.

Price: $25.00 USD

Publisher: New York, Protestant Episcopal Society for the Promotion of Evangelical Knowledge: 1859

Edition: From the 12th London Edition

Seller ID: 011451

Condition: Fair to Good


Brown cloth on boards. Life story of a highly respected clergyman in England. First 100 pages water-stained but readable. 447 pp. View more info

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Oliver Cromwell; The Hero of Puritan England

By: Groser, Horace G.

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: London, Sunday School Union:

Seller ID: 007185

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Original illustrated red cloth on boards. Several uncredited drawings. Splendid Lives Series. 139 pp. View more info

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Eva Braun; Hitler's Mistress (Signed)

By: Gun, Nerin E.

Price: $45.00 USD

Publisher: N.Y., Meredith Press: 1968

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Inscription: Inscribed and Signed By Author

Seller ID: 008354

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Original blue paper boards backed in blue cloth. Gun, a free-lance journalist, adds some details to the romance of Hitler with Eva Braun. Several photos not seen elswhere. Front board finger-smudged and faded. Interior clean and sound. 301 pp. with index. View more info

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A Life in the Theatre

By: Guthrie, Tyrone

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: London, Readers Union/Hamish Hamilton: 1961

Seller ID: 006648

Condition: Very Good


Original yellow-brown tweedy cloth on boards. No writing or damage to book. DJ has a few short tears along head. A cousin to the late and better-known Tyrone Power tells his life story in the theatre. 320 pp. View more info

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A King's Story; the Memoirs of the Duke of Windsor

By: H.R.H. Edward, Duke of Windsor

Price: $30.00 USD

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1951

Edition: Fourth Printing

Seller ID: 012663

Condition: Good Plus


Black cloth on boards. Previous owner's name the only writing. For 38 years a world traveler, ending in abdication in 1936 after being King for nearly a year. DJ tattered around edges. 435 pp. View more info

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Roosevelt in the Bad Lands

By: Hagedorn, Hermann

Price: $125.00 USD

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1921

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 008049

Condition: Very Good


Original maroon cloth on boards. A story of Theodore Roosevelt in North Dakota, where he lived as a rancher near the town of Medora for four years. Crayon scribble to the rear inside cover. Light stains to covers. 491 pp. View more info

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Keats as Doctor and Patient

By: Hale-White, Sir William

Price: $40.00 USD

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press: 1938

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 008200

Condition: Very Good


Original dark blue cloth on boards. Spine titles in gold. Previous owner's name front and back. Keats studied medicine for five years, but after "the opening of a man's temporal artery...I never took up the lancet again."- p. 37. Four years later he died of consummption at the age of 25. 93 pp. View more info

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Vanished Pomps of Yesterday/ The Days Before Yesterday

By: Hamilton, Lord Frederic

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: London, Hodder and Stoughton: 1943

Seller ID: 004307

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Original blindstamped grey cloth on boards. Two of Hamilton's three most popular books, each complete in itself. Vanished Pomps deals largely with life as a diplomat in Petrograd. Days Before Yesterday was written in response to the popularity of Vanished Pomps, and contains more daily events, one of the most terrifying of which (to a six-year-old) is the ordeal of the nightly walk down the "Passage of Many Terrors" in his Irish home. Previous owner's last name in pencil in each. Both DJs are lightly chipped head and foot. 319 and 320 pp., respectively. View more info

Image for My Yesterdays; The Vanished Pomps of Yesterday, The Days Before Yesterday, and Here, There, and Everywhere

My Yesterdays; The Vanished Pomps of Yesterday, The Days Before Yesterday, and Here, There, and Everywhere

By: Hamilton, Lord Frederic

Price: $16.00 USD

Publisher: Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, Doran, & Co.: 1931

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 006769

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Original dark blue cloth on boards. Three books in one by this British M.P. who introduced skiing to Canada. Heavy book will need extra postage. View more info

Image for A Magician of Science; The Boys' Life of Steinmetz

A Magician of Science; The Boys' Life of Steinmetz

By: Hammond, John Winthrop

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: N.Y., The Century Co.: 1926

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 004237

Condition: Very Good


Original maroon cloth lettered in yellow on boards. Previous owner's name. Biography of scientist in magnetism and electricity. 210 pp. View more info