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CIA: A History

By: Ranelagh, John

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: London, BBC Books: 1992

Edition: First Published 1992

Seller ID: 004011

ISBN: 0563362502

Condition: Very Good


Original dark blue cloth on boards. No writing and no damage. Personnel, history, primary targets, presidential relations, etc. Points up the attitude that "anything goes" in its clandestine operations. An eye-opener. 256 pp. View more info

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Caught in the Revolution

By: Rappaport, Helen

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: 2017

Edition: First U.S. Edition Stated

Seller ID: 012752

ISBN: 1250056640

Condition: Very Good Plus


Black cloth on boards. The most cold-blooded events of my awareness before the Holocaust. 430 pp. View more info

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Canada and Three Crises (Contemporary Affairs Series No. 42)

By: Reford, Robert W.

Price: $30.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, The Canadian Institute of International Affairs: 1968

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 003785

Condition: Very Good


Original bright red cloth on boards. Previous owner's name. Minor hand soil on DJ. No other writing and no damage. The offshore islands of China, the Suez Canal crisis in 1956, and the Cuba missile crisis. 246 pp. View more info

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A World Away; A Canadian Adventure on Easter Island

By: Reid, Helen Evans

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, Ryerson Press: 1965

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 007190

Condition: Very Good


Original light brown cloth on boards. No writing or damage. METEI , Medical Expedition to Easter Island, was Canada's contribution to International Biological Year 1965. This book by one of the party, a paediatrician, traces the project from beginning to end in a somewhat light-hearted vein. 37 members of the party, 230 sailors, and several visiting journalists set off from Halifax on November 15, returning three months later. Purpose of the expedition was to enumerate and study the entire population in order to assess their current conditions and prospects for the future. The island is ... View more info

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The Loyalists in Ontario

By: Reid, William D.

Price: $100.00 USD

Publisher: Lambertville, NJ, Hunterdon House: 1973

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 006563

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Original red cloth on boards. Previous owner's name and notes. Alphabetical arrangement of family records made up by grouping sons and daughters under heads of families, from the Abrahams to the Zimmermans. 418 pp. View more info

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Rubbing Shoulders; Hobbies and Experiences That Have Enriched the Author's Life

By: Rhuda, Ernest

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Hantsport, N.S., Lancelot Press:

Seller ID: 001193

Condition: Very Good


Original pictorial cover trade paperback. Very good. Recollections of the author's life in Nova Scotia, from the Halifax explosion of 1917 to the burning of Yarmouth County Academy in 1949. Book is undated. Only a couple of tiny specks on the cover, OW very good. 156 pp. View more info

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The First Book of the Vikings

By: Rich, Louise Dickinson

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: New York, Franklin Watts, Inc.: 1962

Seller ID: 010652

Condition: Good


Colour-illustrated cloth on boards. School library stamp. Hand-soiled. Informative text with b/w art. 66 pp. with index. View more info

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Social Organization

By: Rivers, W.H.R.

Price: $35.00 USD

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.: 1924

Edition: First (No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 010181

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Maroon cloth on boards. Very clean. Half-title leaf removed. Edited by W.J. Perry and based upon Dr. Rivers' lectures of 1921 and 1922, the year of his death. The author of the Preface suggests reading the first and third Appendices, which deal with the Classificatory System of Relationships and Dual Organization, before studying the rest of the book. 226 pp. View more info

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So This is Ottawa

By: Roberts, Leslie

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, Macmillan of Canada Limited: 1933

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 002366

Condition: Very Good


Original maroon cloth with black lettering on boards. Red DJ with grey decoration and lettering has minor interior tape repairs. Author of "These Be Your Gods" and "When the Gods Laughed", Roberts wrote for newspapers and magazines from Montreal area in the first half of the 20th Century. This book is a critique of politicians and how they do/don't do their jobs. 222 pp. View more info

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An Introduction to the Geography of the Canadian Arctic

By: Robinson, J.L., (Et al)

Price: $25.00 USD

Publisher: Ottawa, Dept. Of Mines and Technical Surveys, Geographical Branch: 1951

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 007242

Condition: Very Good


Original blue stapled softcover backed in black cloth. No writing or damage. Laid in is a Postscript advising of changes between dates of writing and publication. This book attempts to "present a broad outline of the physical environment..., man's adaptation to this environment, and the utilization of its resources." - Preface. Many maps; all intended are present. 118 pp. plus additional foldout maps. View more info

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The Origins of Franco's Spain; The Right, The Republic and Revolution, 1931-1936

By: Robinson, Richard A.H.

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: Newton Abbot, Devon, David & Charles: 1970

Edition: First. (No Additional Printings.)

Seller ID: 011096

ISBN: 0-7153-4908-2

Condition: Good Plus


Black paper (?) boards. University library stamp, date due slip. No writing. Cover joints beginning to fail, but will survive careful handling. A study of the Right from the beginning of the Second Republic in April, 1931, up to the outbreak of the Civil War in July, 1936. 475 pp. with index. View more info

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Fear God and Take Your Own Part

By: Roosevelt, Theodore

Price: $25.00 USD

Publisher: N.Y., George H. Doran Company: 1916

Seller ID: 004575

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Original mustard cloth lettered in black on boards. Grubby, but easily readable. A diatribe on patriotism by a former US president, and dedicated to Julia Ward Howe, author of The Battle Hymn of the Republic, and distant relative of my former wife. 414 pp. Two local obituaries glued to first free endpaper. View more info

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Moments Make a Year

By: Ross, Victoria Burrill

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Sackville, N.B., Author: 1958

Edition: First (No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 002281

Condition: Good Plus


Original green trade paperback with cover drawing of sundial by Lawren Harris, Jr. A diary of the years 1926-1935 by the wife of the Principal of Mount Allison Ladies' College, the Reverend William Charles ("Billee") Ross. Staple rust showing through and "12" in black crayon on cover, otherwise clean and sound. 216 pp. View more info

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Parliamentary Profiles S-Z

By: Roth, Andrew

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: London, Parliamentary Profile Services, Ltd.: 1984

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 007753

Condition: Very Good


Original blue softcover lettered and decorated in black. Fourth volume in the series. Pp. 705-960. ISBN 0-900582-24-3. No marks or damage. View more info

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Parliamentary Profiles L-R (only)

By: Roth, Andrew

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: London, Parliamentary Profile Services, Ltd.: 1984

Seller ID: 007808

Condition: Very Good


Original green softcover lettered and illustrated in black. Computer-generated book with backgrounds of members of Parliament. ISBN 0-900582-23-5. Described on back cover as "cheekiest", "useful", and "invaluable." Pp. 453 to 704 of the set. View more info

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The Old United Empire Loyalists List; With a New Introduction By Milton Rubincam

By: Rubincam, Milton (Ed.)

Price: $40.00 USD

Publisher: Baltimore, MD, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.: 1993

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 006799

ISBN: 080630331X

Condition: Near Fine


Original reprint of 1885 publication of The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada by the United Empire Loyalists1784-1884; The Celebrations at Adolphustown, Toronto, and Niagara, with an Appendix, Containing a Copy of the U.E. List, Preserved in the Crown Lands Department at Toronto. It was published by Rose Publishing, Toronto. One name highlighted. No writing and no damage. 334 pp. NOTE: Please check out my Loyalist Collection catalog for more Loyalist history. View more info

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Black Anger

By: Sachs, Wulf

Price: $25.00 USD

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown, and Company: 1947

Edition: First Edition Stated

Seller ID: 009344

Condition: Very Good


Original green cloth on boards. No writing or damage. The author is a psychoanalyst, who first wrote this story ten years earlier under another title. It describes the life of a native man who went to the city, but when he returned to the kraal he was shunned as superior. Going once again to the city, he is even more rebellious. The reviewer draws a parallel between native symbolism and Freud. 324 pp. View more info

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Lotta and the Unitarian Service Committee Story

By: Sanger, Clyde

Price: $22.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, Stoddart Publishing Co., Ltd.: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012701

ISBN: 0-7737-2072-3

Condition: Near Fine


"She was young and small and a woman. She was a new Canadian with an unpronounceable name. It was not a winning combination for the year 1945. But this did not deter Lotta Hitschmanova from launching the Unitarian Service Committee of Canada (now USC Canada) with headquarters in her own tiny Ottawa apartment." - DJ. No writing or damage to book or DJ. 266 pp. with index. View more info

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Africville; A Spirit That Lives On

By: Saunders, Charles R.

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Africville, N. S., Africville Exhibition Steering Committee: 1989

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 012485

ISBN: 0-7703-9348-9

Condition: Good to Very Good


Softcover booklet of 26 pp. shows and tells the story of the destruction of Africville, one of many towns of black residents closed down in the 60's under the guise of Urban Renewal. About 400 individuals were affected. View more info

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Share and Care; The Story of the Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children

By: Saunders, Charles R.

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Halifax, Nimbus Publishing, Limited: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012711

ISBN: 1-55109-065-1

Condition: Good Plus


The author gives a well-rounded picture of the challenges involved in the administration of the NSHCC. Originally for the care of black children, it has now accepted a few whites as well. The board and staff are to be congratulated for providing good care in a situation complicated by changing race issues. 254 pp. View more info