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Life After Life; A Story of Rage and Redemption

By: Hopkins, Evans D.

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: N.Y., Free Press/Simon and Schuster, Inc.: 2005

Edition: First (Number Line Begins in 1)

Seller ID: 007894

Condition: Very Good


Original paper boards. Member of the Black Panther Party, Hopkins came to widespread attention after writing "Who's Afraid of Virginia's Chair?" while serving a sentence for armed robbery. 287 pp. ISBN 0-7432-4623-3. Remainder mark. View more info

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Rudyard Kipling; A Character Study; Life, Writings, and Literary Landmarks

By: Hopkins, R. Thurston

Price: $35.00 USD

Publisher: London, Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., Ltd.: 1921

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 009142

Condition: Good to Very Good


Original red cloth on boards. DJ heavily taped inside. Biographical, At School, Personality, Anecdotes," Brushwood Boy" and "They", "From Sea to Sea", "Kim", Tales of Horror and Terror, The Soul of Sussex, Animal Stories, Poetry, "Stalky and Co".:, Kipling's Cultured Delight in Odour, Kipling's London Days. Laid in is a page from Punch, portraying Kipling as "The Singer of Empire." 251 pp. Book is clean and sound. View more info

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Joey; The Life and Political Times of Joey Smallwood

By: Horwood, Harold

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, Stoddart: 1989

Edition: First

Seller ID: 008746

Condition: Near Fine


Original grey paper boards. DJ unclipped. Small dot remainder mark on bottom edge. 348 pp. View more info

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K.C.; The Biography of K.C. Irving

By: How, Douglas and Costello, Ralph

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, Key Porter Books: 1993

Edition: First. (Number Line Ends in 1)

Seller ID: 010353

ISBN: 1-55013-493-0

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Black paper boards. Previous owner's note. The hard-to-believe story of a multi-billionaire and his minions, the subjects of constant speculation by fellow Maritimers. P. 259 slightly out of line. 400 pp. View more info

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K.C.; The Biography of K.C. Irving

By: How, Douglas and Costello, Ralph

Price: $30.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, Key Porter Books: 1993

Edition: First. (Number Line Ends in 1)

Seller ID: 011061

ISBN: 1-55013-493-0

Condition: Very Good


Black paper boards. The hard-to-believe story of a multi-billionaire and his minions, the subjects of constant speculation - whether adulation or excoriation - by fellow Maritimers. Previous owner's bookplate. Signed by both authors on half-title. 400 pp. View more info

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Lord London; A Tale of Achievement

By: Howard, Keble (John Keble Bell)

Price: $75.00 USD

Publisher: N.Y., McBride, Nast, & Co.: 1914

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 002682

Condition: Good Plus


Original blue cloth with bold gilt lettering on boards. No front free endpaper. "Old Ladies Home, Saint John" in ink script on half-title. Light edge and backstrip abrasion. Interior clean and sound. Based on the life of Alfred Harmsworth, publisher of the Daily Mail and the Daily Mirror newspapers in London, and later becoming Lord Northcliffe. 351 pp. View more info

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Beaverbrook; A Study of Max the Unknown

By: Howard, Peter

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: Fredericton, N. B., Brunswick Press: 1964

Edition: First Canadian Edition

Seller ID: 011062

Condition: Very Good


Black cloth on boards. Unclipped DJ. Previous owner's name. One of the most capable men in recent history. 164 pp. View more info

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Things I Didn't Know; A Memoir

By: Hughes, Robert

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 2006

Seller ID: 009641

Condition: Near Fine


Black paper boards. Rear of DJ scratched, otherwise Near Fine. Hughes, who died in 2012 at 74, was widely known as an art critic. A native of Australia, this book tells the story of his falling out of love with it and his removal to New York. Opening chapters describe a near-fatal auto crash as well as subsequent debilitating experiences. Picturesque descriptions of sad events. 395 pp. View more info

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Young Hunting, a Memoir

By: Hunter, Martin

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, ECW Press: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed and Signed By Author

Seller ID: 012090

ISBN: 978-1-55022-852

Condition: Very Good


Well-written, fast-moving memoir in softcover. Signed. 250 pp. View more info

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A Twentieth-Century Physician

By: Hurst, Sir Arthur

Price: $25.00 USD

Publisher: London, Edward Arnold & Co.: 1949

Edition: First - First Published 1949

Seller ID: 006841

Condition: Very Good


Original dark blue cloth on boards. DJ price-clipped, otherwise very good. Autobiography with notes on other prominent physicians. 200 pp. View more info

Aldous Huxley, 1894-1963; A Memorial Volume, Together with His Last Essay, "Shakespeare and Religion"

By: Huxley, Julian (Ed.)

Price: $30.00 USD

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012827

Condition: Very Good


Blue cloth on boards. No marks or damage to book or DJ. Having known Aldous Huxley for Brave New World alone, this volume broadened my appreciation of him immensely. Tributes by more than two dozen of his contemporary artists make up the body of the book, with his last essay, Shakespeare and Religion, as a finale. 175 pp. View more info

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Wings Over the Sea; The Story of Allan Moses

By: Ingersoll, L.K.

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Fredericton, N.B., Goose Lane Editions: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012511

ISBN: 0-86492-101-2

Condition: Very Good


Story of a man credited with the museum on Grand Manan. Photos in Africa. Previous owner's name. Tea stain on edges only. 151 pp. plus index. View more info

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Mr. Speaker

By: Jerome, James

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland and Stewart: 1985

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 003637

ISBN: 0-7710-4403-8

Condition: Very Good


Original black paper boards. Photo portrait DJ, unclipped. No writing or damage. Speaker of the House of Commons from 1974 to 1979, Jerome offers an insider's look at the difficult task of getting politicians to play by the rules. 175 pp. View more info

The Works in 15 Vols.; Vol. XII Lives of the English Poets

By: Johnson, Samuel

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: Edinburgh, Bell & Bradfute: 1806

Seller ID: 012688

Condition: Good


Full brown calf on boards. The Lives of the English Poets; Addison, Hughes, Sheffield, Prior, Congreve, Blackmore, Fenton, Gay, Granville, Yalden, Tickell, Hammond, Somervile, and Savage. 328 pp. Remains of library bookplate. View more info

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All the Days of His Life; A Biography of Archdeacon H.A. Cody

By: Jones, Ted

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: Saint John, N.B., New Brunswick Museum: 1981

Seller ID: 010111

ISBN: 0-919-32607-2

Condition: Good Plus


Marbled softcover. No writing or damage. Spine lightly creased, but not broken. This biography by Cody's nephew reveals the respect in which he was held both locally and internationally. He wrote 25 books. 428 pp. plus family trees. View more info

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A Checkered Life; Poetic Waifs

By: Joyce, Col. John A.

Price: $85.00 USD

Publisher: Chicago, S.P. Rounds, Jr.: 1883

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 003502

Condition: Good Plus


Original yellow cloth decorated in black in checkerboard motif on boards. Author served in 24th Kentucky Infantry during the Civil War, and was a poet of some reknown. Book is lightly soiled and worn outside, and has a thumb-sized hole through one preliminary leaf. Leaf-patterned endpapers. Interior clean and easily-readable. A Checkered Life has 300 pp. Poetic Waifs has 18 pp. View more info

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Soldier Doctor; The Story of William Gorgas

By: Judson, Clara Ingram

Price: $18.00 USD

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1942

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 010526

Condition: Good Plus


Yellow cloth on boards. School library evidence. At first glance this book appears intended as an effort to inspire young people to enter the military as medical officers. However, the text is plodding to the point of boredom. William Gorgas emerged from the South to active duty in Cuba, where he and others battled the fly that brings yellow fever. Later he worked in Panama and Africa. 151 pp. View more info

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Life and Public Services of Hon. Wm. E. Gladstone (etc.)

By: Kelsey, D.M.

Price: $40.00 USD

Publisher: St. John, N.B., R.A.H. Morrow: 1898

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 002953

Condition: Very Good Plus


Original grey cloth decorated in blue and black with gilt lettering on boards. Previous owner's name on front free endpaper. Presentation page blank. Patterned endpapers and marbled edges. Appears unread. 504 pp. A complete copy, not a salesman's sample. The only copy found by this publisher. View more info

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The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning (Two Volume Set)

By: Kenyon, Frederic G. (Ed.)

Price: $30.00 USD

Publisher: N.Y., The Macmillan Comany: 1898

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 006481

Condition: Good


Original maroon cloth on boards. First free endpapers and frontispiece portraits missing from both volumes. Volume I covers 1806-1851. Volume II covers 1851-1861, and includes a copy of her letter to Napoleon III in behalf of Victor Hugo, whom Napoleon had exiled. Volume I has 478 pp. Volume II has 464 pp. Please allow for extra postage. View more info

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Walker of Derry

By: Kerr, W.S.

Price: $100.00 USD

Publisher: Londonderry, Self Published: 1938

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 006976

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Original bright red cloth backed in yellow cloth on boards. Faded strip along head of cover prevents its being Very Good. Previous owner's name and date ('45). For those not familiar with the history of Ireland, this book honours the memory of Rev. George Walker and many others who defended the city of Londonderry from James II, deposed King of England who was attempting to rouse his Catholic supporters in order to regain the British throne. With assistance from France, James attacked in April, 1689. Without benefit of advanced weapons or official leadership, the residents of Derry held fa... View more info