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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

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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

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The Rebel in the House; The Life and Times of A.A. Heaps, MP

By: Heaps, Leo

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: London, Niccolo Publishing Company: 1970

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 008721

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Original black cloth on boards. DJ complete but short tears head and foot. A.A. Heaps (1888-1949) won a scholarship which he could not use because the family relied on him to work. At 13 he began to learn the upholstering trade, and 25 years later, as an MP, he recovered Laurier's office chair for Prime Minister MacKenzie King. In 1910 he moved to Winnipeg, where he took part in the General Strike of 1919. The author is the son of A.A. Heaps. No writing, but traces of dry mildew at head. No odour. 168 pp. View more info

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Admiral David Glasgow Farragut; The Civil War Years

By: Hearn, Chester G.

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: Annapolis, MD, Naval Institute Press: 1998

Edition: First Printing Stated.

Seller ID: 011885

ISBN: 1-55750-384-2

Condition: Near Fine


Beige paper boards backed in purple cloth. No writing or damage. Farragut's foster father signed him up as a seagoing midshipman at the age of nine. He became the first rear admiral, vice admiral, and admiral in the U.S. Navy, serving almost sixty years. 382 pp. View more info

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Yours Faithfully, Leslie Henson

By: Henson, Leslie

Price: $22.00 USD

Publisher: London, John Long Limited:

Seller ID: 001989

Condition: Very Good


Original red cloth on boards. No date. Foreword by Ian Hay. Previous owner's name in pencil. DJ torn, taped, and missing pieces top and bottom of spine. "One of the most unspoilt and popular of all stage stars" - DJ. Simpson's Lending Library plate in back the only evidence. 180 pp. View more info

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Elsie !; An Authorized Biography of Elsie Wayne

By: Hersey, Linda

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Saint John, N.B., Neptune Publishing Company, Limited: 1998

Edition: First (Number Line Ends in 1)

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 007458

Condition: Near Fine


Original colour photo trade paperback. Elsie's public life began as City Councillor in 1977, and extended through positions as Mayor for four terms, MP from 1993 to 1997, and Interim Leader of the Progressive Conservative Party in 1998. Photos show her with a number of well-known others. Signed by Elsie Wayne and Linda Hersey. First edition. 211 pp. ISBN 1-896270-15-8 View more info

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Down the Stretch; Recollections of a Pioneer Sportsman and Journalist

By: Hewitt, W.A.

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, Ryerson Press: 1958

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 008313

Condition: Very Good


Original orange paper boards. First free endpaper mssing. DJ jas a few nicks along head. Book is clean with no writing. Hewitt, 1875-1966, was involved in sports in many capacities all his life. Current fans will be more familiar with his son, Foster, and grandson, Bill, both hockey announcers of recent vintage. 239 pp. View more info

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Joe Howe; The Man Who Was Nova Scotia

By: Hill, Kay

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland and Stewart, Limited: 1982

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 009912

ISBN: 0-7710-4096-2

Condition: Near Fine


Blue cloth on boards. Unclipped DJ. No writing or damage. Biography of a politician who could do no wrong (in the eyes of some) by a renowned children's author. 220 pp. View more info

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The Salt-Box

By: Hilliard, Jan

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: N.Y., W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.: 1951

Edition: First Edition Stated

Seller ID: 007397

Condition: Good Plus


Original green cloth on boards. Growing up in seaside Nova Scotia. First free endpaper excised. DJ has multiple repaired tears and a small piece missing at the foot of the spine. Book is clean and sound. 212 pp. View more info

Joseph Stalin: Man and Legend

By: Hingley, Ronald

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: New York, Konecky and Konecky: 1974

Seller ID: 012888

ISBN: 1568520050

Condition: Near Fine


Green composition boards. DJ flawless. 482 pp. Heavy book will need extre postage. View more info

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Uneasy Lies the Head

By: HM Hussein of Jordan

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: London, Heinemann: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011974

Condition: Good


Red cloth on boards. Library card pocket. DJ protected by plastic wrapper. King Hussein (1935-1999) served Jordan as King from 1952 until his death from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. 233 pp. View more info

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Joyce Kilmer; Poems, Essays, and Letters; Two Volumes in One

By: Holliday, Robert Cortes (Ed.)

Price: $16.00 USD

Publisher: Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday and Co., Inc.: 1946

Seller ID: 002236

Condition: Very Good


Original brown cloth on boards. Price-clipped DJ chipped with small pieces missing and internal repairs. Volume One; Memoir and Poems, 271 pp. Volume Two; Prose Works, 290 pp. Frontispiece portraits at age 30 in civilian clothes, and two years later as a sergeant in uniform (Two months before he was killed in action). Previous owners' names. View more info

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The Romance of Biography

By: Hood, Edwin Paxton

Price: $30.00 USD

Publisher: London, James Clarke & Co.: 1876

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 001940

Condition: Good


Original green cloth heavily decorated in black and gilt on bevelled boards. Pencilled notes on endpapers, and minor marginalia. Previous owner's name. Bookseller's stamp. Several strained gutters, but holding together well if carefully handled. 388 pp. with index, plus ads. View more info