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Switzerland of the Swiss

By: Webb, Frank

Price: $15.00

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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The Voice of Newfoundland; A Social History of the Broadcasting Corporation of Newfoundland, 1939-1949

By: Webb, Jeff A.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Toronto, University of Toronto Press: 2008

Seller ID: 008502

Condition: As New


Original photo cover trade paperback. Bought new from university bookstore. Emergence of Public Broadcasting, Government Use, Music and News, Wartime, Confederation Debates, Transitions. 272 pp. View more info

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The Origin of the English

By: Weldon, Major B. De W.

Price: $15.00

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

Edition: Second Edition, Revised

Seller ID: 011017


Brown cloth on boards. Frequent pencil notation. Traces the history of the English to the fall of the City of Samaria to the Assyrians in 721 B.C., the end of the Kingdom of Israel. 272 pp. plus two Appendices and Index. It is recommended that you read Appendix B before reading Chapter I. View more info

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Childhood Daze

By: West, Bertha

Price: $18.00

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

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

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

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

A Death in the Delta; The Story of Emmett Till

By: Whitfield, Stephen J.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Free Press/ Macmillan: 1988

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 012651

ISBN: 0-02-935121-9

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

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

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

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... View more info

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The Straight Mind and Other Essays

By: Wittig, Monique

Price: $15.00

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

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

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The Red River Colony; A Chronicle of the Beginnings of Manitoba

By: Wood, Louis Aubrey

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Toronto, Glasgow, Brook & Company: 1915

Seller ID: 010146

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Blue leather on flexible boards. No. 21 in the Chronicles of Canada Series. Quality binding. Some illustrations re-inserted. Story begins with John Paul Jones and his ship, the Ranger, on the southwest coast of Scotland ! 152 pp. View more info

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Tales of Pioneer Women; Collected By the Women's Institutes of New Zealand

By: Woodhouse, A.E. (Ed.)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Christchurch, N.Z., Whitcombe & Tombs, Limited: 1940

Edition: Second Revised Edition

Seller ID: 007058

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Original green cloth on boards. Previous owner's name. Rear hinge cracked. Maps of North and South Islands on front endpapers. Although some of the Institutes did not submit information, this book is nevertheless an interesting introduction to the settlement history of New Zealand. 337 pp. including index. View more info

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Secrets of the Convent and Confessional; An Exhibition of the Influence and Workings of Papacy Upon Society and Republican Institutions

By: Wright, Julia M'Nair

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Cincinnati, Ohio, National Publishing Company: 1874

Seller ID: 003912

Condition: Good Minus


Original brown blindstamped cloth decorated in black and gold on boards. Corner and spine end wear. One illustration re-inserted. A vigourous anti-Catholic polemic. 622 pp. with appendix. View more info

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A Journey Through Ruins; The Last Days of London

By: Wright, Patrick

Price: $42.00

Publisher: London, Radius: 1991

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 004713

ISBN: 0091731909

Condition: Near Fine


Original blue cloth on boards. Colour pictorial DJ unclipped. "In this book I took East London as a prism through which to view the Thatcher years and their transformation of British life." - From Patrick Wright website. 294 pp. including index. View more info

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Patterns on the Wall

By: Yates, Elizabeth

Price: $20.00

Publisher: N.Y., Knopf: 1946

Edition: Third Printing

Seller ID: 000756

Condition: Very Good


Original grey cloth decorated in faux stencilled red and green on boards, no DJ. A charming historical excursion through Southern New Hampshire, prompted by the discovery of ancient stencilling in a house reconstruction project. "Eighteen hundred and froze-to-death", a term not to be forgotten. 241 pp. Ex school library with card pocket and stamps, mylar, Inscription, still very good. View more info

Privilege of Sex; A Century of Canadian Women

By: Zaremba. Eve (Ed.)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Toronto, Anansi: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012521

ISBN: 0-88784-617-3

Condition: Good to Very Good


White softcover. No writing or damage. Women begin transforming their doubts about assigned roles into political and social action. 173 pp. View more info

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Woman of Labrador; Elizabeth Goudie

By: Zimmerly, David (Ed.)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Toronto, Peer Martin Associates, Limited: 1975

Edition: Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 009692

Condition: Good Plus


Photo cover paperback. Life story of Elizabeth Goudie during the period 1920-1970, largely in her own words. David Zimmerly has added some historical introduction and detail. Recommended as a guidebook for semi-subsistence living. Set in the Northwest River-Mud Lake area. 166 pp. Nicks to corners and spots to cover. View more info