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Roosevelt in the Bad Lands

By: Hagedorn, Hermann

Price: $125.00

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

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

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 na... View more info

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

By: Hamilton, Lord Frederic

Price: $16.00

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

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

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 wit... View more info

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The Heart of Howe

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

Price: $20.00

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

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

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

Following Historic Trails; Famous Indian Leaders

By: Hauck, Philomena/ Snow, Kathleen M.

Price: $20.00

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

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

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

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

Price: $35.00

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

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

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

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 trace... View more info

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Admiral David Glasgow Farragut; The Civil War Years

By: Hearn, Chester G.

Price: $20.00

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

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

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

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

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