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

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

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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

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Charles Inglis; Missionary, Loyalist, Bishop (1734-1816)

By: Harris, Reginald V.

Price: $18.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, General Board of Religious Education (Church of England): 1937

Edition: First: First Printed 1937

Seller ID: 007087

Condition: Very Good


Original bright red cloth on boards. Thumb-size faded spot on cover. Author Harris was Chancellor of the Diocese of Nova Scotia. Bishop Inglis's noteworthy career began about 1755, when he served as a teacher in a Free School for German children in Pennsylvania. He had to go to London for his ordination, following which he was assigned to be missionary to Dover, Pa., which is now in Delaware. The book outlines his many accomplishments, positions, and friendships with prominent people in both government and church. 186 pp. View more info

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The Heart of Howe

By: Harvey, D.C. (Ed.)

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, Oxford University Press: 1939

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 004043

Condition: Very Good


Original black cloth with gold spine lettering on boards. Selections from the letters and speeches of Joseph Howe, a newspaperman who served Nova Scotia broadly and brilliantly for many years, finally being appointed Lieutenant-Governor in 1873, shortly before his death. 197 pp. View more info

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A New Light on Lord Macaulay

By: Hassard, Albert R.

Price: $30.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, Confederation Life Building/Rockingham Press: 1918

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 007750

Condition: Very Good


Original light grey-green cloth on boards. No writing or damage. Without reading this book, one can only wonder what "new light" this author wishes to shed. Apparently, Macaulay was either loved or hated by anyone he met. A child prodigy privileged to attend the best schools, he developed into a tireless public servant and widely-read historian. Few have served so broadly and deeply in such a relatively short life. He died at 59. 76 pp. View more info

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The Autobiography of Sir Patrick Hastings

By: Hastings, Sir Patrick

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: London, William Heinemann, Ltd.: 1949

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 004706

Condition: Very Good


Original black cloth on boards. Appealing conversational tone drew me in. Going to the net, I learned that Hastings had achieved a high post, only to be unseated by political tides. He then took up an interest in drama. Worth it to me just to experience his writing. 297 pp. View more info

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Following Historic Trails; Famous Indian Leaders

By: Hauck, Philomena/ Snow, Kathleen M.

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: Calgary, Detselig Enterprises, Ltd.: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012490

ISBN: 0-920490-99-9

Condition: Very Good


Dekanahwideh, Chief Membertou, Kondiaronk, Pontiac, Joseph Brant, Crowfoot, Maquinna, with Glossary and Bibliography. 90 pp. View more info

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The First Hundred Thousand (Being the Unofficial Chronicle of a Unit of "K(1)")

By: Hay, Ian (Capt. Ian Hay Beith)

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, William Briggs:

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 005673

Condition: Fair to Good


Original brown cloth lettered in black on boards. List of titles on cover includes All in It, which came out after the first appearance of this title, as a continuance of it. An understated autobiography of life in the trenches of WWI. Lots of humour in the midst of it all. Previous owner's name. Short tear head of front joint. 342 pp. View more info

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Dictionary of Canadian Biography; Vol. II (1701-1740)

By: Hayne, David M. (Gen. Ed.)

Price: $35.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, University of Toronto Press: 1969

Seller ID: 012373

Condition: Very Good


Bright red cloth on boards. No writing or damage. DJ price-clipped. 759 pp. Very heavy book will need extra postage. View more info

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Thanks for Coming!

By: Haynes, Jim

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: London, Faber and Faber: 1984

Edition: First Publlished in 1984

Seller ID: 001798

ISBN: 0-571-13176-X

Condition: Good


Bright pink paperback. Library sticker on spine, cancelled stamp on title page. Autobiography of Jim Haynes, replete with references to well-known names. Backgrounds of several sex-centred papers. Unpaginated (approx. 200 pp.). View more info

Image for Morning Star; A Biography of Lucy Stone

Morning Star; A Biography of Lucy Stone

By: Hays, Elinor Rice

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: N.Y., Harcourt Brace and World: 1961

Edition: First Edition Stated

Seller ID: 002356

Condition: Very Good


Original beige cloth with large gilt "LS" on boards. Pictorial DJ with author's portrait on verso. Patterned endpapers. Lucy Stone was a contemporary of, and fellow suffragete with, Susan B. Anthony. Due to a split in the movement, Lucy has been virtually unknown. Ink spill on page 111, but still readable. No other marks. 339 pp. with index. View more info