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Escape from Romania

By: Kennedy, Gregory and Patricia; as Told to J. Esmonde Barry

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Saint John, N.B., The Authors: 1993

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 009779

ISBN: 0-920483-78-X

Condition: Good to Very Good


Original photo cover trade paperback. Intercountry adoption of a little Romanian girl by a couple from Saint John, New Brunswick, following the Romanian revolution of December, 1989. Gregory Kennedy died in November of 2014. Sun fading to top right corner of cover. 142 pp. 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

The Canadian Prison; The Story of a Tragedy

By: Kidman, John

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, Ryerson Press: 1947

Edition: First - Published 1947

Seller ID: 009113

Condition: Very Good


Original off-white paper boards. DJ lightly chipped at top. This book is really a history of the Prisoners Aid Society according to one internet review. The author has served as a correspondent for the Montreal Gazette for many years. 115 pp. View more info

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Travels in West Africa

By: Kingsley, Mary

Price: $75.00 USD

Publisher: London, Frank Cass and Co.Ltd.: 1965

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 010093

Condition: Very Good


Red cloth on boards. DJ price-clipped. Handful of news clippings laid in. Mary Kingsley made her name as both a writer and world figure as a result of these two trips in 1893 and 1895. She helped the world to see Africa through African eyes. 743 pp. Very heavy book will need extra postage. View more info

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Anne Frank in the World 1929-1945

By: Kniesmeyer, Joke, et al

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Amsterdam, Bert Bakker: 1985

Seller ID: 009973

ISBN: 90-351-02738

Condition: Very Good


Bright yellow softcover containing photo of Anne about age 6. This book is in very good condition. Text in English and German. 144 pp. View more info

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Death Ship of Halifax Harbour

By: Laffoley, Steven

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: East Lawrencetown, N.S., Pottersfield Press: 2009

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 012443

ISBN: 978-1-897426-09

Condition: Near Fine


Photo-cover paperback of 191 pp. takes the reader on a voyage from England to Halifax, with detailed account of the progress of cholera among the pasengers. View more info

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Dear Dark Head; An Intimate Story of Ireland

By: Landreth, Helen

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: London, Whittlesey House: 1936

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 011902

Condition: Very Good


Faded red cloth on boards. "Story, legend, and history" of England/Ireland conflict according to Kirkus Review. Heavy book might need extra postage. Rear hinge cracked and glued. 385 pp. View more info

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The 'Adventurers of England' on Hudson Bay; A Chronicle of the Fur Trade in the North

By: Laut, Agnes C.

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, Glasgow, Brook & Company: 1914

Seller ID: 010145

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Blue leather on flexible boards. No. 18 in the Chronicles of Canada Series. Top edges gilt. No writing. Some illustrations re-inserted. A much more pleasing binding than the red cloth (listed separately). Track survey of part of the Saskatchewan River. Assiniboines and Crees. 133 pp. with index. View more info

The Acadian Miracle

By: LeBlanc, Dudley J.

Price: $650.00 USD

Publisher: Lafayette, LA, Evangeline Publishing Company: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013183

Condition: Very Good


Original red cloth on boards with gilt lettering on spine. The author was a former Louisiana Senator and studied Acadian history for more than forty years before publishing this book, his third on the subject. Foldout family tree chart of the author's family in the back. The author is an engaging writer, and his prose comes to life on the page - this is not a dull read. Contains list of 374 Acadian prisoners at Fort Beausejour in August of 1763, as well as hundreds of other names from various censuses. Excellent resource for folks with Acadian roots. Hard to find in this condition. 419 pp... View more info

Crowds - A Study of the Genius of Democracy and of the Fears, Desires, and Expectations of the People

By: Lee, Gerald Stanley

Price: $50.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, William Briggs:

Edition: First Canadian Editiion

Seller ID: 013195

Condition: Very Good


Original red cloth with gilt titles. Spine sunned. Previous owner's name. Five pages with bent corners near the back. This book was a non-fiction bestseller in 1913 - an interesting mix of politics, social history, and philosophy. The author was an American Congregationalist minister who opposed United States involvement in WWI, and was rebuked by G.K. Chesterton for his opinion. Heavy book. 595 pp. View more info

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In Search of the Magnetic North

By: Lefroy, John Henry

Price: $45.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, Macmillan Company of Canada Ltd.: 1955

Seller ID: 010136

Condition: Very Good


Brown cloth on boards. Observations in Northwest Canada by a young explorer in the artillery who eventually became Major-General Sir Henry Lefroy. 171 pp. View more info

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Kings Landing; A Geography Guide

By: Lehmann, Joseph G./Whiteford, Gary T.

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Kings Landing, N.B., Kings Landing Corporation: 1980

Seller ID: 007608

Condition: Very Good


Original photo cover booklet of approximately 72 pp. No writng or damage. A comprehensive view of life at this historical village, from initial planning to longterm effects. Described and pictured are buildings, activities, and animals. Quizzes and questions make your visit a learning experience. Don't miss the recipes ! View more info

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Country Matters

By: Leighton, Clare

Price: $100.00 USD

Publisher: London, Victor Gollancz Limited: 1937

Seller ID: 012637

Condition: Very Good


Maroon cloth on boards. DJ split at spine and missing half of spine. To someone from the country, this book is a delight. Over 70 woodcuts by the author portray the Blacksmith, the Flower Show, and the Felled Oak, as well as many others. Timothy Childs rings in the New Year. 160 pp. View more info

The Visible Past; The Pictorial History of Simcoe County

By: Leitch, Adelaide

Price: $55.00 USD

Publisher: Simcoe County, Ontario, County of Simcoe: 1967

Edition: First Printing (No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 006934

Condition: Very Good


Original orange cloth on boards. No writing or damage to book. DJ has small chips at head of spine. A large, heavy book well-filled with wide-ranging text and photos. Surprising what an important part of Canadian history began in Simcoe County, and how many important leaders came from there or were active there - Banting, Brebeuf, Osler - many more names can be added. Photos are clear and comprehensive when taken together. Gives evidence of a strong community effort. No writing or damage to the book. DJ has three small edge tears along head. 305 pp. Heavy book will need extra postage. View more info

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Iran Under the Pahlavis

By: Lenczowski, George (Ed.)

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Stanford, CA, Hoover Institution Press: 1978

Seller ID: 010757

ISBN: 0-8179-6641-2

Condition: Very Good


Maroon cloth on boards. Unclipped DJ has small tears head and foot as well as scars from tape and library label removal. The reign of the Pahlavis began with a coup d'etat by Reza Khan in February, 1921. His son, Mohammad Reza Shah Aryamehr succeeded him in 1941.Surviving the ouster of Prime Minister Mossadegh in 1953, he was exiled in 1979. In came Ayatollah Khomeini. This heavy book will need extra postage. 550 pp. View more info

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"Characters Oriental"; A Series of 36 Coloured Drawings of Characters in Chinese and Japanese Mythology and Legend

By: Leonard, David James

Price: $75.00 USD

Publisher: Hong Kong, South China Morning Post, Ltd./Four Corners Publishing Co. (Far East), Limited: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009928

ISBN: 962-224-004-6

Condition: Good Plus


Red cloth lettered in gilt on boards. Previous owner's name. Staples have pulled through the first three leaves. However, should the purchaser wish to separate the drawings for display, this would not be an issue. 36 brief descriptions on verso, cover page, and 36 drawings on recto. View more info

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Cry of the People; United States Involvement in the Rise of Fascism, Torture, and Murder and the Persecution of the Catholic Church in Latin America

By: Lernoux, Penny

Price: $25.00 USD

Publisher: Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday & Co. Inc.: 1980

Edition: First Edition Stated

Seller ID: 010701

ISBN: 0-385-13150-x

Condition: Good


Grey paper boards backed in black. Previous owner's name. Marginal marking in one chapter. Price-clipped DJ. A comprehensive look at a multi-party problem, by a resident of Colombia. Heavy book might need extra postage. 535 pp. View more info

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Tragedy in the Commons

By: Loat, Alison and MacMillan, Michael

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, Random House Canada: 2014

Edition: First (Number Line Ends in 1)

Seller ID: 010657

ISBN: 978-0-307-36129

Condition: Near Fine


Brown cloth on boards. No writing or damage. This book strikes me as a proper and effective antidote to much traditional politics. 274 pp. View more info

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Manitoba Essays; Written in Commemoration of the Sixtieth Anniversary of the University of Manitoba

By: Lodge, R.C. (Ed.)

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, Macmillan Company of Canada, Lts.: 1193

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 007891

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Original red cloth on boards. Tan DJ is unclipped, but has small piece missing at head of spine and is chipped along head. 19 essays by various members of various faculties, including one on the Loyalist migrations by L.O. MacFarlane. 432 pp. View more info

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Leon Trotsky Speaks

By: Lovell, Sarah (Ed.)

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: N.Y., Pathfinder Press, Inc.: 1972

Edition: First Edition Stated

Seller ID: 009131

Condition: Good to Very Good


Original photo cover paperback. Organized into three parts: 1906-1917, the preparation for the socialist revolution in Russia; 1917-1929, Trotsky as Commissar of Foreign Affairs and defender of workers' democracy against Stalinism; and 1929-1940, his exile and death. Previous owner's name. 333 pp, including Index. View more info