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Image for Historical and Descriptive Account of Persia, Including a Description of Afghanistan and Beloochistan

Historical and Descriptive Account of Persia, Including a Description of Afghanistan and Beloochistan

By: Fraser, James B.

Price: $100.00 USD

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1833

Seller ID: 011417

Condition: Good


Brown cloth on boards. The Family Library, No. 70. Previous owner's name. 345 pp. View more info

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The Greater Abbeys of England

By: Gasquet, Abbot

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, The Musson Book Co., Limited: 1908

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 004622

Condition: Good Plus


Original dark blue blindstamped cloth lettered in gold on boards. Fifty-nine colour plates after Warwick Goble. Top edges gilt. Three plates re-inserted. The heart-rending story of the destruction of the abbeys in 1535-1536 by Henry VIII's Bill of Suppression, carried out by Thomas Cromwell. Students of history, religion, and architecture alike will profit from a serious study of this book. Previous owner's name. 378 pp. View more info

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Every Life Counted

By: Georgia Frances (Reid) McGinn and Mary Wendy (Reid) O'Hara

Price: $50.00 USD

Publisher: Saint John, N.B., Self-published:

Edition: First

Seller ID: 006125

Condition: Near Fine


Original photo soft cover with plastic coil. A family record of the grandparents of the two authors. The author of "Together in Exile", Peter Murphy, provided early information on the Mullin, Reed, Crilly, and Keenan families, while family members on both sides pitched in with records of Reid, Crilley, Perry, and Tobin families as well. The result is an impressive 303-page document which includes many photos as well as text. Something to make any family member proud, and an inspiration to others to record their backgrounds before they become lost. View more info

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Persepolis; The Achaemenian Capital

By: Ghirshman, R. And Herzfeld, E.

Price: $60.00 USD

Publisher: Tehran, Iran, Mirdashti Farhangsara:

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 006337

ISBN: 9649163476

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Original dark blue paper boards. Unclipped colour photo DJ. Compiled and translated by F. Ghani. Text in English with some Arabic. One tiny chip from front DJ. 122 pp. Photo history of the empire from the Seventh to Fourth Centuries, B.C. culminating in the development of Iran. Heavy book may need extra postage. View more info

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Canadian Mosaic; The Making of a Northern Nation

By: Gibbon, John Murray

Price: $25.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland and Stewart, Limited: 1938

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 009198

Condition: Very Good


Original dark blue cloth on boards. Comprehensive consideration of the influence of various countries and people in founding Canada. Large, heavy book will need extra postage. 455 pp. View more info

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Letters and Diaries of Lady Durham

By: Godsell, Patricia (Ed.)

Price: $25.00 USD

Publisher: Ottawa, Oberon Press: 1979

Seller ID: 012640

ISBN: 0-88750-3233

Condition: Very Good


Tan tweed on boards. DJ has two faint spots on front. While Lord Durham is dealing with rebellion in Canada in the summer of 1838, his wife was keeping his mother-in-law informed. The Report on the Affairs of British North America is credited with leading to the union of 1841, responsible government, and Confederation. 203 pp. with index. View more info

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History of Modern Europe, 1878-1919

By: Gooch, G.P.

Price: $30.00 USD

Publisher: New Ork, Henry Holt and Company: 1923

Seller ID: 010169

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Dark green cloth on boards. Negligible underlines in Chapter I only. Meant as a continuation of Fyffe's History of Modern Europe 1792-1878, yet differing in method. Noted for its impartiality, even to the point of detachment, the book deals primarily with diplomatic transactions of various countries rather than their internal development. Date estimated from the Preface (December, 1922). 728 pp. with index. Heavy book will need extra postage. View more info

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Ready...Set...Go ! A St. John's Sports Pictorial

By: Graham, Frank W.

Price: $40.00 USD

Publisher: St. John's, Newfoundland, Creative Publishers: 1988

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 003292

ISBN: 0-920021-54-9

Condition: Very Good


Original black cloth on boards. Colour photo DJ has short head tears taped inside. Inscription with no other writing. Many photos, including several full-page. Issued in conjunction with the city's Centennial. 260 pp. with index. View more info

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The Tribune of Nova Scotia; Vol. 28, Chronicles of Canada, Edited By George M. Wrong and H.H. Langton

By: Grant, William Lawson

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, Glasgow, Brook & Company: 1921

Seller ID: 010024

Condition: Good


Maroon cloth on boards. Part VII, The Struggle for Political Freedom. Responsible government. Railways. 163 pp. View more info

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The Museum Called Canada

By: Gray, Earle

Price: $32.00 USD

Publisher: Random House Canada: 2004

Edition: First (Number Line Ends in 1)

Seller ID: 007405

Condition: Near Fine


Original brown paper boards. A "museum" of 25 rooms, from Entry Hall to Earth and Sky Atrium, tracing Canada's history through a number of artifacts, written, drawn, carved, or otherwise created, and described in detail. Heavy book will need extra postage. 705 pp. plus Acknowledgements and Index. Previous owner's bookplate, with no other writing and no damage. ISBN 0-679-31220-X. View more info

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A Short History of the English People (3 Vol. Set)

By: Green, J. R.

Price: $150.00 USD

Publisher: London, Macmillan and Co, Ltd.: 1898

Edition: Special/Illustrated Edition (First Thus)

Seller ID: 010191

Condition: Good Plus


Maroon cloth, backed in heavier, darker leather-like cloth on boards. One loose colour illustration in Vol. 2, and a few gutter strains in the three volumes. Typical of the unusual quality of this set is a 5-part foldout colour drawing of London in 1600 (Frontispiece of Vol. 3). Edited by Mrs. J.R. Green and Miss Kate Norgate. Normal wear to covers and corners, with short tear in spine of Vol. 3. 1906 pp. in the three volumes. Large, heavy books will need extra postage. View more info

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History of the English People (Three-Volume Set)

By: Green, John Richard

Price: $30.00 USD

Publisher: N.Y., A.L. Burt:

Seller ID: 005155

Condition: Very Good


Original green cloth on boards. Top edges gilt. Covers the period 449-1760. Previous owner's name in light pencil. No noticeable damage. 578, 501, and 453 pp., respectively. View more info

The Making of England

By: Green, John Richard

Price: $50.00 USD

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1882

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 013080

Condition: Fair to Good


This book has a highly decorated spine with raised bands, and gilt decoration and lettering. Brown 3/4 leather on chestnut cloth boards. The front cover bears an embossed gilt shield which reads "Davenport School for Boys, Portland Manor, St. John, N.B." Inside the cover there is a label indicating that the book had been awarded to a student for Latin in 1892. The other endpaper has a newspaper clipping indicating the list of prize winners at Davenport School for that year. Renowned geologist, George Matthew, won prizes for Latin, English, French and Prayer Book History. Marbled e... View more info

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Kirk - McColl, 1785-1980; 195 Years of Christian Witness

By: Gregg, Ellen E.

Price: $45.00 USD

Publisher: St. Stephen, N.B., Print 'n' Press Ltd.: 1980

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 003764

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Original blue card covers with photo of church inset. Surface scrape at head of cover. No writing and no other damage. History of Kirk - McColl United Church of St. Stephen, N.B. 166 pp. View more info

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Open Secrets; Off the Beaten Track in Canada's Story

By: Griffin, Selwyn P.

Price: $35.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, Macmillan Cmpany of Canada, Ltd.: 1929

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 009288

Condition: Very Good


Original blue cloth on boards. Bookplate and previous owner's name. No other writing or damage. Among the many incidents related are: Ships that Were Sent to Sea to Sink, Walker's Ear, and The Pirate of the St. Lawrence. There are 27 more. 328 pp. with index. View more info

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A Popular History of England from the Earliest Times to the Accession of Victoria/ Guizot's Popular History of England from the Accession of Victoria 1837-1874 (5-Vol. Set)

By: Guizot, M.

Price: $525.00 USD

Publisher: Boston, Dana Estes and Charles E. Lauriat: 1876

Seller ID: 009265

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Original 3/4 leather on marbled boards. Volumes 1-4 published 1876. Volume 5 with General Index published 1881. All five volumes translated by M.M. Ripley. No writing or foxing throughout. Vol. 1 missing fingernail-size piece head of spine. Vol. 2 has cracked rear hinge. Vol. 5 has cracked front hinge. Light normal wear to corner tips. A sturdy, attractive set with marbled boards, edges, and endpapers. 408, 448. 408, 458, and 539 pp., respectively. Illustrations tissue-guarded wherever appropriate. Vol. 5 weighs 1.835 Kg., just over 4 lbs, with others slightly less. Please inquire for... View more info

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Canadian Footprints; A Study in Foregrounds and Backgrounds

By: Hammond, M.O.

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, The Macmillan Company of Canada, Limited: 1926

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 005877

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Original violet paper boards backed in blue cloth. Gift inscription, "T.A. Crerar from C. Rice-Jones with Best Wishes. Christmas, 1926." These two men were fellow officers of the United Grain Growers, Winnipeg, about 1920. This volume is a general history of Canada, with many photos. Minor pencil notes. 305 pp. View more info

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The Church of Saint Paul in Halifax, Nova Scotia:1749-1949

By: Harris, Reginald V.

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, The Ryerson Press: 1949

Edition: First

Seller ID: 006107

Condition: Very Good


Original bright red cloth on boards. Unclipped DJ worn head and foot of spine. Previous owner's name. A 200-year history of the first Protestant church in Canada. Previous owner's name.310 pp. including index. View more info

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Pioneering in North York; A History of the Borough

By: Hart, Patricia W.

Price: $17.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, General Publishing Company, Limited: 1968

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 006638

Condition: Very Good


Original bright red cloth decorated in black stripes on boards. Signed by the author on title page. DJ has taped repairs inside. A scholarly work of 324 pp. Heavy book will need extra postage. View more info

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The History of Canada/History of Prince Edward Island

By: Hay and Anderson

Price: $18.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, Copp Clark: 1905

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012366

Condition: Good


Red cloth on boards. Two small books under one cover. Frequent underlining in pencil. Endpapers full of notes. 123 pp. Gutter crack. View more info