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The Wait Letters

By: Wait, Benjamin

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Erin, Ontario, Press Porcepic Limited: 1976

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 012954

ISBN: 0888780605

Condition: Good to Very Good


Introduction by Mary Brown. Afterword by Michael Cross. A highly-concentrated account, "describing how Benjamin Wait was condemned to Death, Reprieved at the Last Minute by the daring exertions of his Wife, transported in Chains to Van Dieman's Land, and how He Escaped." - DJ. Possible library experience. Stamp of Forrest House, Halifax. 159 pp. View more info

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No Hay Fever and a Railway; Summers in St. Andrews, Canada's First Seaside Resort

By: Walker, Willa

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: Fredericton, N.B, Goose Lane Editions: 1989

Seller ID: 012233

Condition: Very Good


Original white cloth on boards. Onetime residents of Saint Andrews included Sir James Dunn, C.D. Howe, Sir Samuel Leonard Tilley, Sir Charles Tupper, and Sir William Van Horne, among many other prominent names. ISBN 0-86492-096-2. 171 pp. plus index. Heavy book will need extra postage. View more info

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The United Empire Loyalists; A Chronicle of the Great Migration

By: Wallace, W. Stewart

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, Glasgow, Brook & Company: 1914

Seller ID: 010160

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Blue leather on flexible board. No. 13 in the Chronicles of Canada Series. Loyalists changed the course of history. Port Roseway becomes Shelburne. Quebec. Bay of Quinte. Governors Haldimand and Parr. No writing. Some pages re-attached. 148 pp. with index. View more info

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The Story of Stone Church 1825-1975

By: Ward, Evelyn

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: Saint John, N.B., St. John's (Stone) Church: 1975

Seller ID: 008322

Condition: Good to Very Good


Original grey softcover. Tear to head of spine. A history of one of the oldest churches in Saint John. Extensive notes of the rectorsand their accomplishments. 89 pp. View more info

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The Children of Bladensfield

By: Ward, Evelyn D.

Price: $75.00 USD

Publisher: N.Y., Sand Dune - Viking: 1978

Edition: First Published in 1978

Inscription: Mary Matthiessen Wheelwright, One of the Children.

Seller ID: 000174

Condition: Very Good


Original brown half-cloth on beige boards. DJ has interior tape repairs of two 2-inch tears and general edge reinforcement top and bottom. An unassuming and nostalgic look back to the American Civil War through the lives of a family who lost two sons in it. Much historical detail adds greatly to the value, from accounts of land transfers to descriptions of implements used in everyday life. Bladensfield House was built about 1690, and its 400 acres of land abound with wildlife and mystical fragrance. Essay by Peter Matthiessen, one of the family and an established author in his own right. ... View more info

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Courtship, Love, and Marriage in Nineteenth Century English Canada

By: Ward, Peter

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: Montreal, McGill-Queen's University Press: 1990

Edition: First (No Additional printing)

Seller ID: 010361

ISBN: 0-7735-0749-3

Condition: Near Fine


White cloth on boards. No marks or damage. As well as the title subjects, this book takes special notice of class relations and the status of women for the time period. 219 pp. with index. The author is Associate Professor, Department of History, UBC. View more info

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$2000 Per Year and a Six Hour Day

By: Warren, Fred D.

Price: $22.00 USD

Publisher: Chicago, National Office Socialist Party: 1912

Seller ID: 007235

Condition: Good


Original 32-page booklet touting Socialism. Back cover is an ad for a political weekly, Appeal to Reason, situated in Girard, Kansas. View more info

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The Burning of the Valleys: Daring Raids From Canada Against the New York Frontier in the Fall of 1780

By: Watt, Gavin K.

Price: $32.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, Dundurn Press: 1997

Edition: First (Number Line Begins in 1)

Seller ID: 006577

ISBN: 1550022717

Condition: Very Good


Original colour cover trade paperback. Brief gift note. No other writing or damage. Research assistance by James F. Morrison. Another fast-moving account of skirmishes along the border as the Revolution draws near to its close. 392 pp. View more info

Island Studies; A Stream Out of Lebanon

By: Weale, David

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Charlottetown, Institute of Island Studies: 1988

Seller ID: 012988

ISBN: 0919013120

Condition: Good to Very Good


Softcover book of 57 pp. An inroduction to the hard-working Lebanese community of Prince Edward Island. No writing or damage. View more info

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Switzerland of the Swiss

By: Webb, Frank

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: London, Pitman: 1913

Seller ID: 000231

Condition: Fair


Fragile, but complete and readable. Original blind-stamped green cloth over boards, no DJ. Front hinge starting to separate. Apparently was reprinted regularly. 25 or more ill. and foldout map. 254 pp. with index, plus ads. View more info

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Childhood Daze

By: West, Bertha

Price: $18.00 USD

Publisher: Woodstock, N.B., Self-published:

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Inscription: Inscribed and Signed By Author

Seller ID: 004125

ISBN: 0969321600

Condition: Very Good


Original photo cover white trade paperback. A collection of lively incidents of social history, such as Martha's (age 7) falling in love with an older man (He was 9), and other intimate goings-on, delightfully described. 123 pp. of good-humoured writing. View more info

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Mock Trial; The Woodrow Wheatley Story

By: Wheatley, Woodrow

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Charlottetown, P.E.I., A-1 Computer Services: 1992

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 003142

ISBN: 0-9693424-1-1

Condition: Very Good


Original pictorial blue cover trade paperback. The author's 25-year fight with the PEI justice system over a bank's putting him out of business. 249 pp. View more info

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The Lengthened Shadow of One Man

By: Wheelwright, William Bond and Kean, Sumner

Price: $40.00 USD

Publisher: Fitchburg, MA, Crocker, Burbank, & Co., Ass'cn.: 1957

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 006825

Condition: Very Good


Original grey cloth backed in red cloth on boards. Signed by Donald M. Crocker, one of five fifth-generation managers of the company, makers of book and industrial papers since 1826. 181 pp. View more info

Stories from the Six Worlds; Micmac Legends

By: Whitehead, Ruth Holmes

Price: $35.00 USD

Publisher: Halifax, Nimbus Publishing Limited: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012952

ISBN: 0921054068

Condition: Near Fine


Maroon cloth on boards. DJ Very Good shows wear to front hinge area. This book impresses me as factual and authentic. Well illustrated and of good material. 242 pp. View more info

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A Death in the Delta; The Story of Emmett Till

By: Whitfield, Stephen J.

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: New York, Free Press/ Macmillan: 1988

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 012651

ISBN: 0029351219

Condition: Very Good


Black cloth on boards. Tiny repaired tear to DJ foot of spine. Personally, one of the most horrifying stories I have ever read. I was just four years older than he at the time, having just graduated from Grade 12 in Ohio. I am humbled by the courage and strength of Emmett's mother, Mrs.Mamie Bradley, who insisted that the body be shipped back to Chicago and be displayed in the open casket at the funeral. 193 pp. View more info

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I Wish I Could Give My Son a Wild Raccoon

By: Wigginton, Eliot (Ed.)

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Garden City, N.Y., Anchor Press/ Doubleday: 1976

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 006689

ISBN: 038512287X

Condition: Very Good


Original brown paper boards backed in beige composition. No writing or damage. The schoolteacher who started the Foxfire Books with his students in 1966 in Northern Georgia has edited this volume. It is a gathering of stories about Americans from all over and the things they learned in order tlo survive. 366 pp. View more info

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Freedom From Fear; Can It Be Achieved in Canada ?

By: Williamson, E.L.R.

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: Montreal, Author: 1945

Seller ID: 000530

Condition: Very Good


Original dark blue cloth on boards. Good DJ. Covers show dry powder evidence of mildew between covers and DJ. Musty. A four-point program: 1. Reduction in the cost of living through tax reform; 2. A plan for nation-wide hoime ownership, not tenancy; 3. A comprehensive system of social services, "bought and paid for"; and 4. Social insurance for every Canadian without distinction as to occupation or status. 115 pp. plus bibliography. View more info

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His Eminence of England (The Canterbury Festival Play, 1953)

By: Williamson, Hugh Ross

Price: $35.00 USD

Publisher: London, William Heinemann: 1953

Edition: First (First Published 1953)

Seller ID: 006471

Condition: Very Good


Original bright red cloth on boards. A few tiny edge tears in DJ. Reginald Pole (1500-1558) could have been Pope, and might have been King. As a Cardinal he moved among the high and mighty. As a mover and shaker he was often threatened with assassination, for he was always in the middle between Church and State. After reading an internet biography I wondered how the playwright could compress the story into 78 pp. of a small book. Perhaps his greatest achievement was the fact that he died a natural death ! View more info

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The Straight Mind and Other Essays

By: Wittig, Monique

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Boston, Beacon Press: 1992

Seller ID: 010611

ISBN: 0-8070-7917-0

Condition: Good Plus


Limited underlining. "These essays represent the radical extension of de Beauvoir's theory, its unexpected lesbian future." - back cover. 107 pp. View more info

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Equality and the Charter; Ten Years of Feminine Advocacy Before The Supreme Court of Canada

By: Women's Legal Education and Action Fund

Price: $40.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, Emond Montgomery Publications, Limited: 1996

Seller ID: 009651

Condition: Near Fine


Glossy dark green faux leather on boards, lettered in gilt. Cases are presented in chronological order. Flawless condition. 529 pp. with index. Heavy book will need more than "default" postage. View more info