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Image for CANADA : an historical magazine. Vol 2 No 2 December 1974

CANADA : an historical magazine. Vol 2 No 2 December 1974

By: Gagan, David P. [edit by]

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Toronto, Holt, Rinehart and Winston: 1974

Seller ID: 1124685

Condition: Very Good


periodical, 78 pages, this issue dedicated to Sir John A MacDonald, a clean, bright copy View more info

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FIDDLING IN NEW BRUNSWICK : the history and its People

By: Gary L Copeland; New Brunswick Fiddlers Association.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Moncton, N.B, 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1125357

ISBN: 0968810500

Condition: Very Good


pict. paper wraps, 575 pages, [24] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), portraits, ...the prime movers and pioneers behind the growth of fiddle music in New Brunswiock and what factors influenced its growth to the present day...the authors historical research began on the Isle of St. Croix, Champlain's settlement at the mouth of theST. Croix river, and continued to every corner of N.B. and to other Maritime locations. ..all musical styles are represented here, D... View more info

Dr. Olds of Twillingate : portrait of an American surgeon in Newfoundland

By: Gary L Saunders

Price: $27.50

Publisher: St.John's Newfoundland, Breakwater Books Limited: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed By Author

Seller ID: 112557221

ISBN: 1550810928

Condition: Very Good


pict. paper covers, xix, 363 pages : illustrations, signed by author on title with a three line inscription to former owner, has publisher broadside laid-in, and a copy of a letter written to the author by a nurse who worked with Olds in the 40's. View more info

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PRINCE OF PUBLISHERS; A Study of the Work and Career of Jacob Tonson

By: Geduld,Harry M

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Bloomington, Indiana Univ. Press,: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1123266

Condition: Very Good


pict trade paper binding, 245 pages, illustrated, facsims, ports, index,very light edge wear, Indiana University humanities series, no. 66 View more info

FAMOUS ADVENTURES AND PRISON ESCAPES OF THE CIVIL WAR;

By: George Washington Cable; William Pittenger; Adolphus E Richards; Basil Wilson Duke; Orlando Bolivar Willcox; Thomas H Hines; Frank E Moran; W H Shelton; John Taylor Wood;

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, The Century Co.,: 1893

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: MT 0518

Condition: Good


orig. 2 tone gilt cover, gilt spine, t.e.g., pp., 338 , illustrated, frontispiece, numerous black & white illustrations, edge wear, damage to top of spine, small ink stamp of former owner on the front free end-paper, ink sig of former owner across center of title page, tight, clean internally.,CONTENTS; War diary of a Union woman in the South / ed. by G.W. Cable -- Locomotive chase in Georgia / by W. Pittenger -- Mosby's "Partizan rangers" / by A.E. Richards --... View more info

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AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY; Introduction By Sir John Gielgud

By: Gielgud,Kate Terry

Price: $24.50

Publisher: London, Max Reinhardt,: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 123755

Condition: Very Good


cloth, gilt spine, 239 pages,frontis. port., illustrated from photographs, index, ex private library with bookplate inside front cover, light edge chips to d.j.,d.j is NOT price-clipped, tight, clean copy. Daughter of Kate Terry and mother of John Gielgud tells her story... View more info

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EARLY PARRSBOROUGH AND ITS FIRST FAMILIES; Signed Copy

By: Gilbert Edward Crane

Price: $30.00

Publisher: [Parrsboro, N.S.], [E.C. Gilbert]: 2008

Edition: Revised Edition,

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 112557080

Condition: Very Good


pict. card covers, spiral binding, 122 pages, illustrated, maps, much to interest genealogists her with info on first families, early businesses, early ferries and privateers, loyalist arrival, german settlers, early settlers and their grants, sea battle off Blomimdon, etc, two wmall stains at top edge of front wrap, and small stain on two or three prelims, else a very good copy. View more info

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WINSTON S CHURCHILL, Volume III, The Challenge of War,1914-1916

By: Gilbert Martin

Price: $75.00

Publisher: London, Heinemann: 1977

Edition: Reprint of 1971 Edition

Seller ID: 1123914

Condition: Very Good


red cloth, gilt spine, pp., xxxii,988; illustrated, Six facsimile letters, 56 photographs, and 20 maps , Biographical notes on all persons mentioned in the volume.Relates Churchill's story, political and personal- from the outbreak of war in August 1914 until December 1916. has small closed tear at head of spine at front cover, in protective mylar, dust jacket is price-clipped, spine of d.j lightly faded Size: 8 vo,. View more info

ROAD TO VICTORY, Winston S Churchill, 1941-1945

By: Gilbert, Martin

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Toronto, Stoddart: 1986

Edition: First Canadian Edition

Seller ID: 1123128

ISBN: 0773720774

Condition: Fine


blue cloth, gilt spine, xx, 1417 pages, illustrated, 24 full page b & w plates, maps, index, covers the period from the attack on Pearl Harbor to V.E. Day. Size: 8 Vo., View more info

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NOWLANVILLE : before and More

By: Gill Mary

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Woodstock N.B., Published By Author: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 11255596

Condition: Very Good


pict. paper wraps, pp., v, 235 : illustrations, portraits, signed by author on title page with long inscription to reader, ligth edge wear, a scarce title, Cover title "Nowlandville "84 Before and More". Nowlandville is a tiny community in Nelson-Miramichi, in Northumberland County, New Brunswick about four miles south of the Miramichi River. Much here for genealogists. View more info

HORN OF PLENTY; The Story of Louis Armstrong By...Translated from the French By James F. Bezou,

By: Goffin, Robert

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Allen, Towne & Heath, Inc.: 1947

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 184

Condition: Very Good


black cloth, gilt spine, pp., 304, port. frontis., ex private library with bookplate inside front cover, d.j. has tears with loss at spine ends, chipped at edges, back panel of d.j. is soiled, in a mylar protective d.j. View more info

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NOT WINSTON, JUST WILLIAM

By: Golland Jim

Price: $50.00

Publisher: London, The Herga Press: 1991

Edition: Second Printing,

Seller ID: 456044

Condition: Fine


pict. card wraps, 40 pages, illustrated, The author taught at Harrow, here he relates that Churchill was a very good student in many areas, contrary to the professions of Churchill and some historians Size: 8 Vo., 21cm., View more info

OUTAMARO; Le Peintre Des Maisons Vertes,L'art Japonais Au XVIIIe Siecle. Postface de M.J. -H.Rosny Jeune...

By: Goncourt,Edmond De

Price: $80.00

Publisher: Paris, Ernest Flammarion & Eugene Fasquelle:

Edition: Reprint of 1891 Paris Edition

Seller ID: 123426

Condition: Very Good


n. d. (1924), bound in half faux morocco, gilt spine,3 raised bands, marbled boards, patterned endpapers, pp., 276 (1), frontispiece illustration, light wear along spine, else a bright,tight copy View more info

A CROWN OF LIFE: The World of John McCrae

By: Graves, Dianne

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Tonbridge, Kent, United Kingdom, Spellmount, Limited Publishers: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 123228

ISBN: 1 873376863

Condition: Very Good


red cloth, gilt spine, pp., xx,300, illustrated, frontis., 8 full page b & w plates from photographs, 9 pp bibliography, index, in protective mylar d.j. Biography of soldier-doctor-poet Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae whose words are called to mind every year on 11 November, for his poem, 'In Flanders Fields',The poem was inspirational in the adoption of the poppy as the symbol of rememberance. View more info

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PROFITS AND POLITICS : Beaverbrook and the Gilded Age of Canadian Finance

By: Gregory P Marchildon

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Toronto, University of Toronto Press: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 11255680

Condition: Fine


cloth, dust jacket, 348 pages, index, in protective mylar,CONTENTS: 1. Max Aitken and the Nature of Finance Capitalism during the Laurier Boom -- 2. Circuitous Road to Halifax, 1879-1904 -- 3. Caribbean Adventurer -- 4. Building the Royal Securities Corporation -- 5. The Montreal Engineering Company -- 6. The Takeover and Transformation of Montreal Trust -- 7. Hubris and the Young Financier -- 8. Manufacturing the Canada Cement Company -- 9. Merger Promoter Extraordinair... View more info

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WINGED VICTORY; The Story of Amy Johnson

By: Grey, E.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin: 1966

Edition: Second Printing,

Seller ID: 1123632

Condition: Very Good


pict. orange cloth, 160 p. [1] p., (2 pp bibliography),small edge tears to d.j, ink sigs inside front cover and on front fly, (1903 - 1941), pioneering English aviatrix. Flying solo or with her husband, Jim Mollison, Johnson set numerous long-distance records during the 1930s. Johnson flew in the Second World War as a part of the Air Transport Auxiliary where she died during a ferry flight. First women to fly solo from Britain to Australia.Shot down over the Thames Estua... View more info

Image for JOHN A. : the man who made us : the life and times of John A. Macdonald, Together with ; NATION MAKER : Sir John A. Macdonald : his life, our times. Volume two, 1867-1891,

JOHN A. : the man who made us : the life and times of John A. Macdonald, Together with ; NATION MAKER : Sir John A. Macdonald : his life, our times. Volume two, 1867-1891,

By: Gwyn Richard

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Toronto, Random House:

Seller ID: 11255599

Condition: Very Good


pict. paper wraps, V.1. 1815-1867 -- 542 pages,: v. 2. 1867-1891, 728 pages; illustrated, both volumes in very good condition, V.1: "The first volume of Richard Gwyn's definitive biography of John A. Macdonald follows his life from his birth in Scotland in 1815 to his emigration with his family to Kingston, Ontario, to his days as a young, rising lawyer, to his tragedy-ridden first marriage, to the birth of his political ambitions, to his commitment to the all-but-im... View more info

The Swan family (early-1800's - 1980)

By: Hall Jocelean Swan; Crozier Margaret Swan

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Fredericton, New Brunswick, J.S. Hall & M.S. Crozier,: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 112555804

Condition: Very Good


printed paper wraps, vii, 243 pages : illustrations, maps; Includes index, Includes Briggs, Cleghorn, Coburn, Lister, Little, Piercy and related families..very good condition, Henry Swan (d.1850/1851) married Elizabeth Russell and the family immigrated from England to Harvey, New Brunswick in 1850. Descendants lived in New Brunswick, Ontario, British Columbia and elsewhere. Some descendants immigrated to Maine and elsewhere in the United States. View more info

SANDEMAN : Two Hundred Years of Port and Sherry

By: Halley, Ned

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London, The House of Sandeman: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1123476

ISBN: 0906782465

Condition: Fine


red,dec. cloth, gilt spine, pp.,vii, 152 p. : illustrated,. (some col.), pict. endpapers (colored maps),index, small closed tear at foot of spine of d.j , A volume marking the bicentenary of the Sandemann firm which was established in 1790 by George Sandeman, son of a Scottish cabinet-maker. A lavious and informative production View more info

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NEWSPAPER LORDS IN BRITISH POLITICS; with Lord Beaverbrook's Bookplate Laid-in.

By: Hambro, C. J.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London,, MacDonald: 1958

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1125334

Condition: Very Good


pp., 63, illustrated, frontis.,20 full page b & w plates, from photographs, edge wear and light soil to d.j. , small ink sig on front endpaper. A biography of Max Aitken, Baron Lord Beaverbrook, Canadian born, newspaper magnate and Minister of Aircraft Production in Churchill wartime cabinet. Author was Speaker of the Norwegian Parliament View more info