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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

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Framing Feminism; Art and the Women's Movement 1970-1985

By: Parker, Rozsika and Pollock, Griselda (Eds.)

Price: $30.00 USD

Publisher: London, Pandora Press: 1987

Seller ID: 010629

ISBN: 0-86358-179-X

Condition: Good


White illustrated cover paperback. Underlining and highlighting. 345 pp. with index. View more info

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Big Family

By: Partridge, Bellamy

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, McLeod: 1941

Edition: First Printing August, 1941

Seller ID: 000115

Condition: Good


Original blue cloth, 323 pp. A look back to the 1880's , when "food was cheap, children's demands were modest", and "no monthly payments..., since installment buying had not yet been contrived." By the sixth child of a "Big Family." P.O.N. roughly erased. 3 ink stamps. View more info

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Namaqualand; Garden of the Gods

By: Patterson, Freeman

Price: $45.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, Key Porter Books: 1984

Edition: First (Number Line Begins in 1)

Seller ID: 006438

ISBN: 0919493378

Condition: Near Fine


Original maroon cloth on boards. Unclipped DJ. Inscribed and signed by Freeman Patterson. Map, Introduction, The face of Namaqualand, Spring comes to Namaqualand, Plants and other natural things, Photographing the land in bloom, A day in the Kamiesberg. 128 pp. View more info

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Finest Kind and Other Shore Lines from Manley and Experience

By: Perry, Hattie A.

Price: $10.00 USD

Publisher: Barrington, N.S., Self Published: 1990

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 006450

ISBN: 0969145810

Condition: As New


Original tan illustrated softcover. Meet Manley and Experience, a loving couple of gulls whose favourite place in Barrington is the Old Woolen Mill. Fly with them as they observe humans in all their manifestations. Empathize with Manley as he visits the library in search of a bird book, only to be shocked by what humans are reading ! Experience consoles him, "Us birds is lucky, we'm don't hav'ta hobnob with humans." 79 pp. MULTIPLE COPIES AVAILABLE. View more info

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Through a Hole in the Fog

By: Perry, Hattie A.

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Barrington, N.S., Spindrift Publishing: 1991

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 006451

ISBN: 0969145829

Condition: As New


Original beige photo softcover. An impressive local history by the late Hattie A. Perry, longtime resident and booster of Barrington and the area. Sundry topics of local interest include newspapers, black citizens, Roosevelt's yacht, logging, Irish moss, whales, horse-racing, and fire departments. A welcome gift for anyone with connections to the area. Index of personal names. 86 pp. MULTIPLE COPIES AVAILABLE. View more info

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Mrs. Mary and Others; Women of Barrington

By: Perry, Hattie A.

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Barrington, N.S., Spindrift Publishing: 1993

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 006505

ISBN: 0969145837

Condition: As New


Original trade paperback with cross-stitch motif. Portraits and biographies of several women of Barrington who have played important roles in the struggle for emancipation and equality. Some of the names are Atwood, Rodgerson, Doane, Hogg, Wagner, and many more. 93 pp. with index of names. Booksellers inquire for multiple copies at special rates. View more info

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This Was Barrington

By: Perry, Hattie A.

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Halifax, Nova Scotia Museum: 1983

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 010350

ISBN: 0969099894

Condition: As New


Original beige illustrated softcover. Title and facing pages note 10 main points of Barrington from a century ago - from. Josiah Coffin to J. Homer. By turning to the index in the back I located "J. Fernandez Coffin" on p. 93, where it refers to a list he made in the Yarmouth Light. Such was the care with which Hattie Perry put her books together. Interesting, folksy narrative with several photos make this an entertaining as well as useful history of the Barrington area. 119 pp. MULTIPLE COPIES AVAILABLE. View more info

Rhythm of the Tides; The Fisheries of Grand Manan

By: Peters, Tim

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: [email protected], Tim Peters Photography: 2000

Edition: First Printing Stated.

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 012967

ISBN: 0970400802

Condition: Near Fine


Colour softcover shows setting lobster traps. Most of the text is contained in two pages by the author, although there are a few paragraphs as well as individual cut lines with each photo. 96 pp. View more info

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Joseph Brant (The Canadians)

By: Petrie, A. Roy

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Don Mills, ON, Fitzhenry & Whiteside: 1978

Seller ID: 006571

ISBN: 0889022178

Condition: Very Good


Original portrait cover trade paperback. A brief but informative biography of the great chief of the Mohawks of Tyendinaga and Brantford, who did so much to assist the British in war and secure the rights of his people at the same time. 64 pp. View more info

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Life and Labor in the Old South

By: Phillips, Ulrich Bonnell

Price: $25.00 USD

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown, and Co.: 1929

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 010490

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Dark blue cloth on boards lettered and decorated in gilt. Prominent gift note inside front cover. Appears to be a straightforward study of society in the South with all its warts and wonders. Foldout Economic Map of the South (1860) attached to last page of index. 375 pp. with index. View more info

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Islands of Death

By: Pidhainy, Semen

Price: $75.00 USD

Publisher: Burns and MacEachern: 1953

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 004767

Condition: Very Good


Original black cloth on boards. An absorbing and depressing autobiographical account of a Ukrainian sent to a Russian labour camp, Solovky, near the Arctic Circle. No writing or damage. 240 pp. View more info

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Rebuilding National Political Parties

By: Politics 4416 Class, UNBSJ

Price: $25.00 USD

Publisher: Fredericton, N.B., Brunswick Press, Ltd.: 1996

Seller ID: 012323

ISBN: 0-88790-123-9

Condition: Very Good


A class project, signed by several members of the class, as well as the Hon. Jean J. Charest and Mr. Bernard Lord. Class Instructor was Dr. Don Desserud. 95 pp. View more info

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Three English Women in America

By: Pope-Hennessy, Una

Price: $25.00 USD

Publisher: London, Ernest Benn Limited: 1929

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009910

Condition: Good Plus


Brown cloth on boards. Previous owner's name. In 1827, Frances (Fanny)Trollope, wife of a lawyer in England, took her family to Nashoba, a commune in the U.S. After a short stay they moved to Cincinnati. Her motives for going toi the States are not clear, but she seemed to have an interest in the anti-slavery movement. At any rate, she used some of this experience to develop her subsequent writing career. Fanny Kemble, a British actress and abolitionist, married Pierce Butler, a plantation owner with many slaves. After they separated in 1847 she toured the U.S., but did not publish her... View more info

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Cajun Sketches; From the Prairies of Southwest Louisiana

By: Post, Lauren C.

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Baton Rouge, LA, Louisiana State University Press: 1962

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 007657

Condition: Very Good


Original beige cloth on boards. Previous owner's name. DJ worn along head. Photos taken in the 30's depict farming methods, weaving, homes, and entertainments. 215 pp. View more info

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My Twenty-Five Years in China

By: Powell. John B.

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: New York, Macmillan & Co.: 1945

Edition: First Printing Stated

Seller ID: 010861

Condition: Very Good


Grey cloth on boards. Previous owner's initials. For twenty years before Pearl Harbor Powell published the newspaper, China Weekly Review. This book outlines lots of wartime history never touched on in my education or experience. Another book I want to read. 435 pp. View more info

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B.C. Studies, No. 6-7, Fall-Winter, 1970 (Archaeology in British Columbia, New Discoveries)

By: Prang, Margaret/ Young, Walter (Eds.)

Price: $25.00 USD

Publisher: Vancouver, B.C., University of British Columbia Press: 1970

Seller ID: 007967

Condition: Very Good


Original yellow softcover. All 152 pages devoted to B.C. sites and digs, with photos and drawings. Maps and datelines of native tribes. Sites in the Queen Charlotte Islands, Lytton, Lillooet, Fraser Delta, Gulf Islands, St. Mungo, Bella Coola, and many others. Of interest to any student of primitive cultures, their tools and weapons. Book is clean and sound. View more info

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Lunenburgh or the Old Eastern District

By: Pringle, J.D.

Price: $40.00 USD

Publisher: Belleville, Ontario, Mika Publishing Company: 1980

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 006573

Condition: Very Good


Original reprint in blue cloth on boards. First published in 1890 by Judge Pringle of Cornwall, who includes "personal recollections" of the town as well as history of the King's Royal Regiment of New York and names of successful bidders for lots in Stormont, Dundas, and Glengarry up to 1786. Previous owner's bookplate, name, and notes. Otherwise clean and undamaged. 421 pp. plus Appenda of Officers List of the First Battalion of His Majesty's Regiment of Royal Highland Emigrants and List of Names. View more info

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The Enduring Empire of the Brit-ish

By: Pritchett, Rev. P. H.

Price: $50.00 USD

Publisher: London, Covenant Publishing Co., Ltd.: 1928

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 011029

Condition: Good Plus


Blue cloth on boards. Several marginal checks and some underlining in pencil. Cover soil and edge foxing. We recently listed another title from Covenant Publishing which supports the same theory. See The Origin of the English by Weldon. 101 pp. View more info

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Ancient and Holy Wells of Cornwall

By: Quiller-Couch, M. & L.

Price: $65.00 USD

Publisher: London, Chas J. Clark: 1894

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 006215

Condition: Good


Original green cloth on beveled boards. Two previous owners' names. Cover generally abraded, but intact. References to 96 wells. Some endpaper notes. 217 pp. View more info