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Image for This Bridge Called My Back; Writings By Radical Women of Color

This Bridge Called My Back; Writings By Radical Women of Color

By: Moraga, Cherrie and Anzaldua, Gloria (Eds.)

Price: $40.00 USD

Publisher: New York, Kitchen Table; Women of Color Press: 1983

Edition: Second Edition, Third Printing

Seller ID: 010610

ISBN: 0-913175-03-X

Condition: Good Plus


Brown paperback. Very little highlighting. Winner of the 1986 Before Columbus Foundation American Book Award. Dozens of contributors wordwide. 261 pp. View more info

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Century of Farewells: A Biographical Dictionary of Prince Edward Island Immigrants, 1800-1900; Vol. I of Two

By: Morison, J. Clinton

Price: $25.00 USD

Publisher: Summerside, PEI, Crescent Isle Publishers: 2009

Edition: First

Seller ID: 010279

ISBN: 978-0-9809110-4

Condition: Very Good


Colour cover trade paperback. Vol. I only of a 2-volume set. Covers family names Abbot to MacGregor. No marks or damage. 256 pp. View more info

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Memorandum on Resignation

By: Morley, John Viscount

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co., Limited: 1928

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 007995

Condition: Very Good


Original maroon cloth on boards. Morley's explanation of the reasons for his resignation from Asquith's Cabinet at the beginning of WWI. Morley's friend, John Burns, had already resigned in opposition to going to war. The primary cause of their leaving seems to be Asquith's dealings with the French, which were kept secret from the Cabinet. 39 pp. Previous owner's name in pencil. No damage. View more info

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Why the West Rules - for Now

By: Morris, Ian

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland and Stewart, Ltd.: 2010

Edition: First. Number Line Begins in 1.

Seller ID: 011391

ISBN: 978-0-7710-6455

Condition: Near Fine


Beige paper boards. No writing or damage. The patterns of history and what they reveal about the future. 750 pp. with index. Heavy book will need extra postage. View more info

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Ministers and Generals; Politics and the Canaduan Militia, 1868-1904

By: Morton, Desmond

Price: $25.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, University of Toronto Press: 1970

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 008807

Condition: Near Fine


Original scarlet cloth on boards. Unclipped DJ. No writing or damage. Historian Desmond Morton needs no introduction to Canadian readers. Here he tackles the impossible attempt by Canadian policy makers to appoint a British colonel to command the Canadian militia. Finally, after 30 years and attempts by eight British officers, Canada changed the Militia Act to allow a Canadian commander. 257 pp. View more info

The British Century; A Photographic History of the Last Hundred Years

By: Moynahan, Brian

Price: $30.00 USD

Publisher: N.Y., Random House: 1997

Edition: Stated First Edition

Seller ID: 001444

Condition: As New


Original black cloth on boards. Photo DJ. All as new. A history in photos from various parts of the empire, on war, sports, industry, people, stage and screen, with supporting text. From Queen Victoria to Princess Diana, and nearly everyone of note in the interim. 304 large pp. Please email for postal quote. View more info

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The Seigneurs of Old Canada

By: Munro, William Bennett

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, Glasgow, Brook & Company: 1915

Seller ID: 010139

Condition: Very Good


Blue leather on flexible board. Chronicles of Canada Series No. 5. Convenient large pocket size. Map of the seigneuries. Two drawings by Krieghoff. No writing or damage. 155 pp. with index. View more info

Saint Croix; The Sentinel River

By: Murchie, Guy

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: New York, Duell, Sloan, and Pearce: 1947

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 012973

Condition: Very Good


Previous owner's name. Two DJ panels laid in. Green cloth on boards. No writing or damage. 281 pp. with index. Historical sketches of its discovery, early conflicts and final occupation by English and American settlers with some comments on Indian life. View more info

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Directory of Irish Genealogy 1991; Vol. 2

By: Murphy, Sean

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Dublin, Divelina Publications: 1991

Seller ID: 005981

Condition: Very Good


Original blue softcover booklet of 48 pp.with map cover. No writing or damage. Clans of Ireland, Register of Irish emigrants, and many more articles. Qualifies as letter mail for reduced postage. View more info

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Prince Edward's Legacy: The Duke of Kent in Halifax - Romance and Beautiful Buildings

By: Naftel, William D.

Price: $25.00 USD

Publisher: Halifax, Formac Publishing Company, Limited: 2005

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 007836

Condition: Near Fine


Original illustrated paper boards, backed in green cloth. Engrossing historical background illustrated by many photos and drawings, some in colour. ISBN 0-88780-648-1. How many Haligonians know the story ? 96 pp. View more info

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Youth's Work in the New World

By: Nall, T. Otto

Price: $25.00 USD

Publisher: N.Y., Association Press: 1936

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 003908

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Original green cloth with bright gold lettering on boards. Interviews with 27 men and women whose eyes were "turned to the future" even in the midst of the Depression. Encouragement for the young to forge ahead, to "create something that is useful or beautiful or ennobling - or all three."- DJ. Previous owner's name. DJ chipped and hand-soiled. Text age-toned and edges dirty, but all readable. 216 pp. View more info

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The Life of a Sportsman

By: Nimrod (Charles Apperley)

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: London, John Lehmann: 1948

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 004718

Condition: Very Good


Original red cloth on boards. First published in 1832, a "half-true, half-fictitious story." We are not told which is which, but anyone who is nuts on horses, riding, hunting, drinking and/or gambling won't care. Previous owner's name. 384 pp. View more info

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Suffer Little Children; An Autobiography of a Foster Child

By: O'Brien, Dereck

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: St. John's, Newfoundland, Breakwater: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012225

ISBN: 1-55081-032-4

Condition: Very Good


Photo cover hardback of 167 pp. First-person account of growing up in foster care. As a former Protection Caseworker for Children's Aid Society I can vouch that such things as are described here really happen in Canada. I commend the author ! View more info

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Mother Ireland

By: O'Brien, Edna

Price: $25.00 USD

Publisher: New York, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers: 1976

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 010906

ISBN: 0-15-162587-5

Condition: Good Plus


Green cloth on boards. Previous owner's name stamp blacked out. DJ has tiny tears head and foot of spine. No underlining or other writing. First nonfiction work by a popular novelist. .144 pp. View more info

John Bull and His Island

By: O'Rell, Max

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1884

Edition: Authorized Edition

Seller ID: 012809

Condition: Good Plus


Red cloth on boards. Feathered edges. Light cover soil. Gift note. General history and social customs of England. 243 pp. Library bookplate. View more info

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Montreal Boundary Creek Mining Company, Limited; Original Minutes of Formation and Bylaws

By: Ogilvie, Walker Alexander

Price: $100.00 USD

Publisher: Saint John, N.B., 1899

Seller ID: 005745

Condition: Very Good


Original blank book containing handwritten records of the formation and Bylaws of The Montreal Boundary Creek Mining Company. Senator Alexander Walker Ogilvie, of Montreal, served as chairman. Others from Montreal were James George Ross (Chartered Accountant), William Barclay Stephens (Manager of the Western Loan and Trust Co.), and William Lovett Hogg ( Manager of the Investment Co.). From Saint John were Frank A. Baird (Mining Broker), and Edward P. Raymond. Capital stock was $2,000,000 divided into two million shares at $1.00 each. Additional handwritten entries are by L.J. Tweedie, Pro... View more info

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East and West Indians Rescue Trinidad

By: Ottley, C.R.

Price: $100.00 USD

Publisher: Fairview, Diago Martin, Trinidad, Crusoe Publishing House: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012512

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Orange softcover with photo of two young ladies. This is the third volume of Trinidad history by this author, intended to cover the period 1838-1850. Map of Trinidad bound in, and map of Port of Spain attached inside back cover. Widely distributed in 1975, but scarce today. 121 pp. View more info

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Donalblane of Darien

By: Oxley, J. MacDonald

Price: $25.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, Musson Book Company:

Seller ID: 007917

Condition: Fair to Good


Original red cloth on boards. Canada Series. The story of wealthy Scotsman, William Paterson, and his founding of the Darien project, written for younger readers. First free endpaper and frontispiece have sustained a mid-page cut of 1-2 inches. Previous owner's name. The protagonist, Donalblane, was a nephew to a friend of Paterson's. 128 pp. View more info

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Cape Breton Ships and Men

By: Parker, John P.

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, McGraw-Hill Ryerson, Ltd.: 1980

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 007111

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Original illustrated cover trade paperback. ISBN 0-07-077872-8. I found the drawings which show the steps in building a ship especially interesting. One of the classics of Maritime history. 199 pp. View more info

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The Bank Book

By: Parker, Maude

Price: $100.00 USD

Publisher: London, Eyre and Spottiswoode, Limited: 1928

Seller ID: 007361

Condition: Very Good


Original green cloth on beveled boards. No writing or damage except minor abrasion to beveled edges of cover. Begins with an 8-page historical summary of the Bank of England, and then 12 colour plates with short descriptions of each on facing page, separated by two blank pp. in each case. Heavy book will need extra postage. View more info