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The Biographical Directory of the Railway Officials of America for 1887
1 The Biographical Directory of the Railway Officials of America for 1887
Chicago The Railway Age Publishing Company 1887 Hard Cover Good to Very Good No Jacket Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
From the title page: "A record of the railway service of the principal officers of American railways; a supplement giving recent changes and appointments; an alphabetical list of all general and division officers not included in the biographical record; a list of prominent railway men recently deceased." The listings are thorough, and include officials from some of the most obscure short line and narrow gauge railways in the US. Among the Canadian railways listed are the Manitoba & North-Western Railway Co., the Central Ontario Railroad, the Grank Trunk Railway, the Erie & Huron Railway, the Quebec Central Railway, and numerous others. This copy once owned by one of the men included in the list, one John Stewart, division superintendent, of the New Brunswick Railway office in Woodstock, New Brunswick, and bears his signature on second end paper. Maroon cloth w/title and rule in blind to front cover, blind decoration/rule to back cover, gilt spine lettering, 416 pages + eight pages of advertisements, illustrated w/35 portraits. Moderate wear to corners/spine ends, spine slant, tanned/lightly soiled edges, previous owner's (Stewart's) name/position/city/date on second end paper. An uncommon item, especially in this condition. (C/BT) 
Price: 57.00 USD
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2 Aldington, Richard Lawrence of Arabia
London Collins Hard Cover Good Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
A critical biography. Spine slant, dusty/soiled edges, bumped corners, light edgewear, in faded, scraped and edgeworn dust jacket w/a couple of acid-free tape repairs, corner and spine edge wear/short tears. 
Price: 4.75 USD
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ON THE TRACK OF THE NEW BRUNSWICK PANTHER, The Story of Bruce Wright and the Eastern Panther (signed), Allardyce, Gilbert
3 Allardyce, Gilbert ON THE TRACK OF THE NEW BRUNSWICK PANTHER, The Story of Bruce Wright and the Eastern Panther (signed)
Fredericton Privately published 2001 0-9688897-0-0 / 9780968889701 First Edition Trade Paperback Very Good to Fine Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Inscribed by Allardyce, on title page
Allardyce tells the story of Wright and his commitment to wildlife conservation, as well as his near-obsession with finding the New Brunswick panther. Inscription reads, "To Carl/my friend/Gil." 145 pages, illustrated. Internally tight and clean, w/light general wear. 
Price: 33.25 USD
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4 Allison, Dorothy Two Or Three Things I Know For Sure
Plume/Penguin Z7340 1996 1st Plume edition Stiff Card Wraps Good to Very Good Duodecimo -- from 6¾" to 7¾" tall 
The author "tells the story of the Gibson women--sisters, cousins, daughters, and aunts--and the men who loved them, often abused them, and nonetheless shared their destinies." 94 pages, illustrated. Comes with a promotional postcard laid in. Some edgewear, light spotting, remainder stripe across bottom edge, light general wear. Internally tight and clean. 
Price: 11.88 USD
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Give Me Fifteen Minutes, Alward, Roy M. (Maxon) (arranged and edited by Dorothy Dearborn)
5 Alward, Roy M. (Maxon) (arranged and edited by Dorothy Dearborn) Give Me Fifteen Minutes
Fredericton Privately Published (printed by Unipress Ltd.) 1978 0-88790-102-6 / 9780887901027 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
A personal anecdote, being the story of Alward's life, including his "achievement in developing the Havelock Lime Works into the multi-million dollar, only privately owned lime plant in Canada it is today," and his adventures with Scout the Wonder Horse. Spruce cloth w/gilt lettering to front cover/spine, 92 pages, illustrated. Rubbed dust jacket has moderate wear to corners/spine ends, 1/8" tear to top edge of front panel. 
Price: 23.75 USD
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B.G. Forselius, Kirjamees ja rahvavalgustaja (signed), Andresen, Lembit
6 Andresen, Lembit B.G. Forselius, Kirjamees ja rahvavalgustaja (signed)
Tallinn Eesti Raamat 1991 5-450-01524-0 / 9785450015248 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Quarto -- from 9.75" to 12" tall Inscribed & Signed by Author
Text in Estonian. B.G. (Bengt Gottfried) Forselius was a 17th-century Estonian educator who introduced a number of educational innovations, among them the creation of a spelling system that simplified both the teaching and learning of Estonian. An uncommon title, and if you can read Estonian, you can be the envy of everyone on your block. Navy leatherette w/gold lettering to front cover/spine, 116 pages. This copy inscribed on reverse of first end paper (my Estonian is a bit rusty, and I'm not terribly familiar with the process Forselius created to facilitate learning the language, so please forgive me if I don't provide an accurate translation -- or even a wildly inaccurate one). Light general wear. 
Price: 71.25 USD
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7 Andrews, Allen The Splendid Pauper
London George G. Harrap 1968 First Edition Hard Cover Good Good Octavo -- from 7¾" to 9¾" Tall 
The story of a much-loved but star-cursed Victorian eccentric who "knew everybody, boosted the prestige of the British Empire, and was universally loved for his wit in the same proportion as he was tacitly avoided when he proceeded to collect the necessary subscriptions for his schemes." Brick cloth, 256 pages (including Index), illustrated. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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8 Andreychuk, Ed BURT LANCASTER, A Filmography and Biography
Jefferson McFarland & Company 0 7864 0436 1 / 9780786404360 
from Lancaster's first film in 1946 ("The Killers," based on the terrific Hemingway short story of the same name) to his last in 1991 ("Separate But Equal," a television mini-series), the author presents a fond picture of the actor, and covers his career film by film with production information, a synopsis, and commentary; the frontispiece is quite possibly the coolest photograph of Lancaster ever to appear on paper; pictorial boards, 248 pgs. incl. Bibliography and Index, illustrated; light rubbing, thin scratches/impressions; 
Price: 21.38 USD
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9 Anonymous (editor) WILLIAM PIERCE FRYE (Late a Senator from Maine), Memorial Addresses Delivered in the Senate and the House of Representatives of the United States, Sixty-Second Congress
Washington Government Printing Office 1913 Hard Cover Good No Jacket Quarto -- from 9.75" to 12" tall 
A collection of addresses delivered by a number of Senators (Johnson and Gardner of Maine, Lodge of Massachusetts, Bacon of Georgia, Gallinger of New Hampshire, Burton of Ohio, Simmons of North Carolina, Nelson of Minnesota, and Perkins of California) and members of the House (McGillicuddy, Guernsey, Gould and Hinds of Maine, Stevens of Minnesota, and Cullop of Indiana), upon the death of Senator Frye in 1911. Also included is an account of the funeral, and tributes from the Lewiston (Me.) Evening Journal. Black cloth w/gilt lettering/decoration, 110 pages, frontispiece. Bumped/worn/frayed corners/spine ends, edgewear, light cover soil/scratches, tanning, uneven tear to bottom edge of frontispiece tissue guard, moderate general wear. 
Price: 11.40 USD
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Anonymous (editor), MEN WHO HAVE RISEN, containing Authentic and Entertaining Biographies of the Most Celebrated Inventors, Discoverers, Merchants, Mechanics, Capitalists, Scientists and Scholars., Anonymous (editor), MEN WHO HAVE RISEN, containing Authentic and Entertaining Biographies of the Most Celebrated Inventors, Discoverers, Merchants, Mechanics, Capitalists, Scientists and Scholars.
10 Anonymous (editor), MEN WHO HAVE RISEN, containing Authentic and Entertaining Biographies of the Most Celebrated Inventors, Discoverers, Merchants, Mechanics, Capitalists, Scientists and Scholars. Anonymous (editor), MEN WHO HAVE RISEN, containing Authentic and Entertaining Biographies of the Most Celebrated Inventors, Discoverers, Merchants, Mechanics, Capitalists, Scientists and Scholars.
New York International Book Company No edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket Ex-Library Small Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
Contains chapters on George Stephenson, railway pioneer; the beginning of the Rothschild family; the rise of the Peel family; Alexander Wilson, ornithologist; Benjamin West, artist; millionaire John Jacob Astor; bookseller William Hutton; Sir John Franklin, navigator; John Frederic Oberlin, pastor; linguist Elihu Burritt; Wilhelm, the knife-grinder; geologist Hugh Miller; Linnaeus the naturalist; engineer John Smeaton; and David Rittenhouse, the mathematician. Orange cloth w/brown decorations/lettering to front cover, brown decorations/gilt lettering to spine, 315 pages, illustrated. Dust-soiled edges, library stamps (Mount Allison University) to top and bottom edges, other library stamps (Mount Allison Ladies' College) to front pastedown/second end paper/title page/contents page, library bookplate to front pastedown, date due page to rear end paper. Missing one of eight illustrations called for on List of Illustrations page. In considerably better shape than the usual library book. 
Price: 38.00 USD
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11 Ashby, Eric, and Mary Anderson Portrait of Haldane at Work on Education
London & Basingstoke The Macmillan Press 1974 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
despite the fact that Lord Haldane accomplished much as war minister and as a politician, the authors believe that his most enduring contribution to British society was in the field of education, most especially that of its reform, and in this volume they offer an appreciative portrait-biography which concentrates on his many efforts in that arena; navy cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 202 pgs. incl. References and Index, illustrated (frontis. and 1 in-text illustration); mildly worn corners/spine ends; rubbed dj w/some edgewear, impressions/scratches, a bit of sticker remains to top right corner of front panel, 1/4" tear to bottom edge of front panel, subsequent triangular crease from top of tear back to bottom edge; 
Price: 11.88 USD
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12 Aubry, Octave NAPOLEON, Soldier and Emperor
Philadelphia J.B. Lippincott 1938 1st US edition Hard Cover Good Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
"A comprehensive survey of the little Corsican's life from his early days in military college, as a soldier, through the Revolution and his rise to power as Consul, world hero and Emperor," and concluding with Napoleon's "exile to Elba, the Emperpor's return and St. Helena." Originally published in French, and here translated from that language by Arthur Livingston. Red cloth, 454 pages (including index), illustated w/25 illustrations in doubletone. Small scrape to bottom edge of front cover, previous owner's name/city/date neatly in ink to front end paper, in moderately worn dust jacket. 
Price: 13.78 USD
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The Life And Times Of Sir Richard Dry, The Eminent Tasmanian Statesman, Baker, A.D.
13 Baker, A.D. The Life And Times Of Sir Richard Dry, The Eminent Tasmanian Statesman
Hobart Oldham, Beddome & Meredith Pty. Ltd. 1951 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
"First Native-born Premier and Speaker of the House of Assembly in the Parliament of Tasmania, 1815-1869." Grey cloth, 110 pages, illustrated. Bumped spine ends and 1/2" split to top of front hinge. Dust jacket has moderate edgewear, very small puncture to left spine edge near bottom, light sunning to spine, a couple of quite short tears. 
Price: 10.45 USD
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ISRAEL KENNY, His Children and Their Families, Bell, E.W. (edited by Lilian M.B. Maxwell)
14 Bell, E.W. (edited by Lilian M.B. Maxwell) ISRAEL KENNY, His Children and Their Families
No Place Privately printed 1944 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Small Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
A history of Israel Kenny and his family, who arrived in Maugerville, New Brunswick, in 1767 from Massachusetts. 111 pages, illustrated, 2 folding maps. Internally tight and clean, with light general wear. (C/IT) 
Price: 57.00 USD
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ISRAEL KENNY, His Children and Their Families, Bell, E.W. (edited by Lilian M.B. Maxwell)
15 Bell, E.W. (edited by Lilian M.B. Maxwell) ISRAEL KENNY, His Children and Their Families
No Place Privately printed 1944 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Small Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
A history of Israel Kenny and his family, who arrived in Maugerville, New Brunswick, in 1767 from Massachusetts. 111 pages, illustrated, 2 folding maps. Internally tight and clean, with light general wear. (C/IT) 
Price: 57.00 USD
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16 Bell, Ian ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON, Dreams of Exile
Headline 42356 1993 1st Headline edition Trade Paperback Good Duodecimo -- from 6.75" to 7.75" tall 
Reissues the 1992 hardcover published by Mainstream. "Traces Stevenson's often chaotic progress from continent to continent, always dominated by his poor health, [and] unravels his family and sexual relations and sets him in the context of the Scotland of his day." 295 pages, including Index, advertisements, illustrated. Impressions, moderate edgewear, moderate general wear. 
Price: 5.70 USD
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17 Bergman, Andrew James Cagney
New York Galahad Books 1st Galahad Books edition Hard Cover Very Good to Fine Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
A title from the 'Pictorial Treasury of Film Stars' series, first published as a paperback original in 1973 by Pyramid Communications. In a lavishly illustrated tome, the author "covers Cagney's long career and evaluates the over sixty films that left their indelible mark on the history of motion pictures." Preface by Ted Sennett. Green boards, 156 pages (including Bibliograpy, The Films of James Cagney, Index), illustrated. Mild general wear, in rubbed dj w/moderate edgewear, light chipping to corners/spine ends. 
Price: 4.75 USD
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18 Black, Jonathan Streisand
Leisure 298DK Paperback Good to Very Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
An obvious fan tells the story of Streisand's life from humble beginnings in Brooklyn to world-wide stardom in 1975. 187 pages, illustrated. Moderate edgewear, reading crease, diagonal corner creasing, tanning. Internally tight and clean. 
Price: 4.75 USD
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19 Blatty, William Peter I'll Tell Them I Remember You
London Barrie & Jenkins First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
A funny, warm book of personal experience, about Blatty and his mother. An interesting memoir from the author of 'The Exorcist' (best of all, it doesn't vomit all over the place and grunt disparaging things about your mother). Jacket w/severe sunning to front panel and spine, additonal sunning to rear panel. 
Price: 7.60 USD
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THE NATURALIST OF THE SAINT CROIX, Memoir of George A. Boardman, A Selection of His Correspondence and Published Writings, Notices of Friends and Contemporaries With His List of the Birds of Maine and New Brunswick, Boardman, Samuel Lane (George A. Boardman)
20 Boardman, Samuel Lane (George A. Boardman) THE NATURALIST OF THE SAINT CROIX, Memoir of George A. Boardman, A Selection of His Correspondence and Published Writings, Notices of Friends and Contemporaries With His List of the Birds of Maine and New Brunswick
Bangor Privately printed 1903 Limited Edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Inscribed & signed by Boardman, on front end paper
One of 500 copies, this one inscribed to George Boardman's granddaughter, Alice Isabelle Boardman: ["To my dear Grand=daughter/Alice I. Boardman./(I know she will sometime/be interested in this book/because I wrote it.)/With my best love and/Christmas greetings./Samuel Lane Boardman/Dec. 25, 1903". Aqua boards w/half brown cloth [xvi], 351 pages (including index), illustrated, some unopened pages, Alice Boardman's bookplate on front pastedown. Bumped/worn corners/spine ends, cover wear/soil, scrapes to cover edges, flaking to title band on spine, dusty edges, torn/creased tissue guard over frontispiece, moderate general wear. Internally still fairly tight. 
Price: 237.50 USD
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21 Brandon, Don & Joyce ...Memoirs and Confessions of a Stage Magician
Hanover TAG Publications 1995 0-9648920-0-6 / 9780964892002 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
A look inside the world of magic, from a life-long practitioner. Black cloth w/gilt lettering to front cover/spine, 306 pages (including Appendices), illustrated, dust jacket by Joyce Brandon. A bit of slant, light general wear, in moderately worn dust jacket w/short edge tears. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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The Real Klondike Kate (signed), Brennan, T. Ann
22 Brennan, T. Ann The Real Klondike Kate (signed)
Fredericton Goose Lane Editions 1990 0-86492-134-9 / 9780864921345 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Inscribed & signed by Brennan, on half-title
Brennan tells the story of Katherine Ryan of Johnville, New Brunswick, who, instead of the "teen-age opportunist from Seattle, Washington," was the real Klondike Kate. Inscription reads, "Dan & Kate/Best Wishes/T. Ann Brennan/December 1990." 207 pages (including index, bibliography), illustrated. Faint soil to pages 47/8, moderate general wear. Internally tight. 
Price: 28.50 USD
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SOLDIER PRIEST in the Killing Fields of Europe (signed), Browne, Gary, and Darrin McGrath
23 Browne, Gary, and Darrin McGrath SOLDIER PRIEST in the Killing Fields of Europe (signed)
St. John's DRC Publishing 2006 097814961-0 / 9780978149611 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Browne, on first end paper
Tells the story of Padre Thomas Nangle and his experiences in World War 1. "A true champion of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment, its soldiers and their exploits, Padre Nangle exemplified the dogged determination and spirit of those brave Fighting Newfoundlanders." 166 pages, illustrated. Gift inscription to previous owner, previous owner's stamp to front end paper, rubbing/impressions, light general wear. Internally tight and clean. 
Price: 23.75 USD
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24 Byrd, Richard E. Alone
Ace Star K-102T 
reissue of the 1938 hardcover edition first published by G.P. Putnam's Sons; the story of the author's five months spent in total isolation at Antarctica's Advance Base, a tiny hut south of Little America; mild slant/roll, moderate general wear; a nice copy, internally tight and clean; 
Price: 4.75 USD
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25 Calder, Robert Lorin W. Somerset Maugham and the Quest for Freedom
London Heinemann 1972 First Edition Hard Cover Good to Very Good Good to Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
"The overall theme of this study of the author and his work is Maugham's lifelong quest for freedom from bondage, either for his characters or for himself. In his own life, as in his writing, he had a vision of the world as a prison, its bars prejudice and conventional morality, tears, poverty, disillusionment and old age." Tan cloth, 324 pages (including Appendices, Notes, Select Bibliography, Index. Spine slant, moderate corner/spine end wear, in edgeworn dust jacket w/soil/smudging to rear panel. 
Price: 9.03 USD
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26 Cameron, Alistair Her Last Wee Treasure (signed)
Fredericton privately published 0-9692346-0-0 / 9780969234609 Stiff Card Wraps Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Author
nd (circa 1985); a collection of reminiscences following the author's first book, 'Aberdeen It Was Not'; this copy signed on title page ("With best wishes/Alistair Cameron"); 144 pages, illustrated; edgewear all around, rubbing, a thin crease to bottom edge of front cover, previous owner's name/date to top edge of front free end paper, four-word notation to bottom edge of same; 
Price: 8.08 USD
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27 Carr, William H.A. JFK: An Informal Biography
Lancer 72-621 1962 First Edition Paperback Near Fine Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
paperback original; some spine roll, light general wear; internally tight and clean; 
Price: 4.75 USD
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28 Chaplin, Michael I Couldn't Smoke the Grass on My Father's Lawn
New York G.P. Putnam's Sons 1966 1st US edition Hard Cover Very Good Good to Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
the son of Charlie Chaplin tells his story until 1966, from rejecting the life of luxury into which he was born, the experimentation with drugs, his marriage, and subsequent settling down; this copy an association copy from the collection of the late Mary Grannan, prolific writer of children's stories for print and radio, and creator of the 'Just Mary' and 'Maggie Muggins' stories; Grannan's bookplate attached to front pastedown; black cloth, 171 pgs., illustrated; moderate general wear; dj w/wear to corners/spine ends, rubbing, impressions; 
Price: 5.70 USD
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29 Chaplin, Michael I Couldn't Smoke the Grass on My Father's Lawn
London Leslie Frewin 1966 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
the son of Charlie Chaplin tells his story until 1966, from rejecting the life of luxury into which he was born, the experimentation with drugs, his marriage, to his subsequent settling down; green/red cloth, 173 pgs., illustrated; moderate general wear; edgeworn dj w/chipping to corners/spine ends, four 1" edge tears, small piece torn from top right corner of rear panel; 
Price: 7.13 USD
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30 Charnwood, Lord Abraham Lincoln
Pocket 19 1941 7th printing Paperback Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
The life and times of Honest Abe. Slant and roll, laminate lifting and split around edges, general wear. 
Price: 4.75 USD
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31 Chen, Fu Hua BETWEEN EAST AND WEST, Life on the Burma Road, the Tibet Highway, the Ho Chi Minh Trail, and in the United States
Niwot University Press of Colorado 0 87081 434 6 / 9780870814341 
after accomplishing some amazing feats in his seventy years in the field of civil engineering, the author relates his life story as an engineer, researcher, businessman and educator; black cloth, 191pgs. incl. Appendices and Index, illustrated; rubbed dj w/mild general wear; an unread copy; 
Price: 18.53 USD
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32 Clayton, Deidra EAGLE, The Life and Times of R. Alan Eagleson
Toronto Lester & Orpen Dennys 1982 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
Before he became a convicted felon, Alan Eagleson was the most powerful man in all of Canadian sport, and this book takes a look at his career, accomplishments, and legal difficulties (at least, up until 1982, after which things got a little less rosy). Navy cloth, 246 pages (including Notes and Index), frontispiece cartoon by Bickerstaff. Previous owner's sticker on front pastedown, some tanning. Dust jacket w/some impressions. 
Price: 14.25 USD
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The Journal and Biography of Nicholas Collin, 1746-1831, Collin, Nicholas (translated by Amandus Johnson)
33 Collin, Nicholas (translated by Amandus Johnson) The Journal and Biography of Nicholas Collin, 1746-1831
Philadelphia The New Jersey Society of Pennsylvania (printed by Sinnickson Chew & Sons Company) 1936 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good to Fine Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
Translated by Johnson from the original Swedish, this is the journal of "the last Rector from Sweden of the Old Swedes' Church in Philadelphia [who] was one of the outstanding personalities of his day, and widely known in the colonies." Collin "held advanced views on the conservation of forsts, on the protection of birds and animals, on the use of vegetable products for the manufacture of 'useful articles,' on city planning, and a dozen other subjects." Also contains "The list of names of Collin's church members, with special remarks about each one, [which] makes the volume invaluable to amateur and professional genealogists of the Delaware Valley." Blue cloth w/gilt decoration to front cover, gilt spine lettering, 368 pages (including bibliography, index), illustrated, dust jacket illustration by Naglee. A hint of wear to corners/spine ends, mild foxing to front end papers/reverse of frontispiece, in moderately edgeworn dust jacket w/short edge tears, small scrape to right edge of front panel, 1" diagonal tear beginning at top corner of rear fold, light general wear. Cloth still bright blue, w/gilt still brilliant and attractive. 
Price: 28.50 USD
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34 Cooper, Saul Dillinger
Hillman 133 1959 First Edition Paperback Very Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
144 pages. A sensationalist view of the notorious criminal's life and loves. Slant, tanned pages. 
Price: 5.70 USD
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35 Cooper, Saul Dillinger
Hillman 133 1960 1st Hillman edition Paperback About Very Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
sensationalist view of the notorious criminal's life and loves; just a bit of slant, light edgewear, light chipping to spine ends, thin crease top right edge of front cover and top left edge of rear, light rubbing; 
Price: 4.75 USD
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36 Coren, Michael The Man Who Created Narnia
Toronto Lester Publishing 1994 1st Canadian edition Hard Cover Fine Fine Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
the biography of C.S. Lewis, creator of the Narnia books, and a defender of Christianity; told in a fashion that will appeal primarily to juvenile readers, but one which is entirely inoffensive to the adult reader; Lewis died on the same day as Aldous Huxley, a day which also saw U.S. President John F. Kennedy assassinated; black boards, 140 pgs., incl. Index, illustrated; 
Price: 6.65 USD
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1935 (signed), Cornish, Sam
37 Cornish, Sam 1935 (signed)
Boston Ploughshares Books 1990 0-933277-03-2 / 9780933277038 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Inscribed & Signed by Author
"Melding autobiography, poetry, and fiction," Cornish presents "a memoir of growing up black in Baltimore during the Depression and World War II." Black cloth w/silver spine lettering, 181 pages, illustrated. This copy inscribed and signed on front end paper ("To Helen/I didn't forget/Sam Cornish"). Small soil marks to top and fore-edge, light general wear, in moderately edgeworn dust jacket w/short edge tears, rubbing, impressions. 
Price: 23.75 USD
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38 Curry, Ralph L. Stephen Leacock
Garden City Doubleday & Company 1959 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good About Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
the author was Director of the Stephen Leacock Memorial Home in Orillia, Ontario, and here presents a detailed tribute to the great Canadian humourist; grey cloth, 383 pgs., incl. Index, photo endpapers; light soil/spotting to front cover, previous owner's name whited out on first end paper; dj w/chipping to top spine, light wear to top corners, moderate edgewear, some yellowing to spine; 
Price: 4.75 USD
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39 Cuthbertson, Brian THE OLD ATTORNEY GENERAL, A Biography of Richard John Uniake
Halifax Nimbus Publishing Limited 1980 0-920852-07-6 / 9780920852071 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
The author, a direct descendant of his subject, takes a look at an early 19th-century Nova Scotian of considerable influence. Gold cloth w/gilt lettering, 150 pages (including Bibliography and Index), illustrated, map end papers. Light general wear in dust jacket w/impressions, light edgewear, slightly sunned spine; a nice copy; 
Price: 7.13 USD
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40 Cyr-Gahagan, Alvine YES FATHER, Pioneer Nursing in Alberta
Manchester Hammer Publications 1979 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
The author relates the story of her life, focusing mainly on her experiences as nurse in Western Canada. Blue cloth w/silver illustration/lettering, 186 pages, illustrated. This copy was signed by the author on the front end paper, but the signature was subsequently magic-markered out by some mental midget. Author's address sticker affixed to the top left corner of front pastedown (unfortunately, apparently not anything about which to get too excited, since there are other copies with her address sticker). 
Price: 10.93 USD
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THE RAINMAKER, A Passion for Politics (signed), Davey, Keith
41 Davey, Keith THE RAINMAKER, A Passion for Politics (signed)
Toronto Stoddart 1986 0-7737-2090-1 / 9780773720909 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good to Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Inscribed & Signed by Author
A political memoir (so you have to read it with three grains of salt, and automatically consider discounting at least sixty per cent of it as self-serving rubbish) by a Canadian backroom guy once known as "the heart and soul of the Liberal Party," and who ran "more national election campaigns than anyone in North America." This copy inscribed and signed by Davey, on title page ("For Reg Porter/who has a generous son/K. Davey/Nov 4/86"). Black cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 383 pages (including index), illustrated. A bit of slant, moderate wear to corners/spine ends, in dust jacket w/impressions/scratches and mild edgewear. 
Price: 8.08 USD
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The Nova Scotia Eatons 1760-1975, Eaton, Charles Ernest
42 Eaton, Charles Ernest The Nova Scotia Eatons 1760-1975
No Place Privately Printed 1979 First Edition Flexible Plastic Very Good No Jacket (as issued) Quarto -- from 9.75" to 12" tall 
An impressive genealogy of thirteen generations of Eaton families descended from John and Anne Eaton of Salisbury and Haverhill, Massachusetts, after they left Wilfshire, England, for the New World. 836 pages, plus 18-page index of Eaton names, and 49-page index of other names, colour illustration of Eaton crest. Moderate general wear. This weighs more than the average book, so additional postage will probably be required. 
Price: 47.50 USD
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43 Eggers, Dave A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
New York Simon & Schuster 2000 0-684-86347-2 / 9780684863474 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
Author's well-received first book, and quite possibly the most delightfully peculiar autobiography ever written. Grey cloth w/red cloth backstrip w/silver spine lettering, 375 pages, dust jacket illustration by Komar & Melamid. Bumped spine ends, in lightly scuffed dust jacket w/an impression to left edge of front panel, gentle crinkle to top spine. Dust jacket in protective Brodart sleeve. A nice, unread copy. (A word about our grading: Fine -- or, sometimes, As New -- is our highest grade, and it's down from there. "Mint" is a word referring to a delightful flavour or an imposing edifice where coins are produced. It may be acceptable where baseball cards or comic books or coins and the like are concerned, but it has absolutely no place in the terminology and protocols of the book world. No place whatsoever. None. Zero.) 
Price: 23.75 USD
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44 Elwyn, Verrier The Tribal World of Verrier Elwyn
London Oxford University Press/OUP 1964 First Edition Hard Cover Good Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
The life story of an unusual man who "strove to put the idea of 'philanthropology' into practical form. Octavo, hardcover in black and yellow buckram, 356 pages (including Index), illustrated, dust jacket by Otto Kadlecsovics. 
Price: 6.65 USD
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Living Learning Remembering (signed), England, Robert
45 England, Robert Living Learning Remembering (signed)
Vancouver Centre for Continuing Education/University of British Columbia/UBC 1980 0-88843-124-4 / 9780888431240 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Author
From the front flap: "These memoirs cover Robert England's three years as a teacher of Slawa Rural School (1920-3) in northern Saskatchewan, his co-operation with the Masonic Memorial Scholarship Scheme for fifty teachers in rural non-English-speaking districts (1921-4); his work as Continental Superintendent, Colonization Department, C.N.R. Europe (1924-9); as Western Manager, Colonization-Agriculture, C.N.R. Western Region (1930-6) and the Community Progress Competitions project; adult education activities continued as first Director of Extension, The University of British Columbia (1936-7) and as first Director of the Canadian Legion Educational Services Overseas in 1940; followed by his account of the planning under the Canadian government for re-establishment in civil life of World War II veterans as Executive Secretary of the Interdepartmental General Advisory Committee on Rehabilitation and Demobilization (1940-3); and his Chairmanship of the committee of University Requirements (1945-6)." (Apparently the only thing he didn't do was pour cement for the UBC student union building.) This copy signed by England, on title page. Yellow cloth w/black spine lettering, 211 pages (including bibliography, index). Gently bumped corners, light general wear, in rubbed dust jacket w/impressions/scratches, 1" tear to top edge of front panel, other shorter edge tears. 
Price: 11.88 USD
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46 Farson, Negley The Way of a Transgressor
Pan Giant X8 1957 1st Pan Giant edition Paperback Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
Farson, a journalist, "TOOK PART in the Russian Revolution; WITNESSED violence in India and the arrest of Gandhi; FOUGHT with the Royal Flying Corps; SAILED his own boat across Europe; LIVED as a backwoodsman in British Columbia; SOLD oil in New York, trucks in Chicago, chain in Manchester and arms in Moscow; and was ON THE SPOT as a top foreign correspondent during most of the major events between the two World Wars." (God only knows what he could have done if he didn't have to stop to capitalize everything.) This edition abridged by the author. Cover by Wilton. Some spine roll, nicks to spine ends, soiled/tanned edges, impressions/rubbing, crease to top right corner of front cover, tanned pages, foxing to inside covers. 
Price: 4.75 USD
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47 Ferguson, DeLancey PRIDE AND PASSION, Robert Burns 1759-1796
New York Russell & Russell Inc. 1964 1st Russell & Russell edition Hard Cover Very Good Good to Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
Originally published in 1939, by Oxford University Press. Complaining that there are no dynamic biographies of the Scottish poet, and foregoing the straight-time approach usual with such undertakings, DeLancey describes his book as "my answer to the question, subordinated or ignored by most chronological biographers, What sort of a man was Robert Burns? I have therefore discarded time-sequence in favour of the relationships of everyday life in which Burns most clearly revealed his personality." This copy from the library of Canadian poet/editor/essayist, Fred Cogswell, and bears his signature on front free end paper; blue cloth, gilt spine lettering, 321 pages, including index. Moderate edgewear all around, tanned/ lightly dusted edges w/faint soil to top, offsetting to pastedowns and end papers. Plain brown dust jacket with 2.25" torn from top spine, moderate corner wear. 
Price: 71.25 USD
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48 Fife, George Buchanan LINDBERGH, The Lone Eagle, His Life and Achievements
Cleveland & New York The World Syndicate Publishing Company 1933 Hard Cover Good Good Duodecimo -- from 6.75" to 7.75" tall 
"With a Valuable Chapter on the Navigation of 'The Spirit of St. Louis'" written by Captain Robert Schofield Wood. "Including the flights of Col. Lindbergh, New York to Paris, and to every state in the U.S., Latin-American tour, to flying The Spirit of St. Louis from St. Louis to The Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C." Green cloth w/black lettering to spine/front cover, 316 pages, illustrated, maps. Some slant, tanned/lightly soiled edges, Christmas gift inscription to previous owner, pencil impressions to top right corner of front end paper, in dust jacket w/some edgewear, 1" tear to bottom edge of front panel, small piece from top left front cover/top right spine edge, short edge tears. Jacket in protective mylar sleeve. 
Price: 13.78 USD
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49 Fitzhugh, Robert T. ROBERT BURNS, THE MAN AND THE POET, A Round, Unvarnished Account
Boston Houghton Mifflin Co. 1970 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
Feeling a need to present to the world yet another biography of the Scottish poet, Fitzhugh offers Burns "mainly as he spoke for himself, and as those who knew him spoke of him." Brown cloth, 508 pages (including Appendices/List of Major Sources/Post Scripts/Index), illustrated, pictorial end papers. Light corner/spine end wear, tanned/ lightly soiled edges, previous owner's sticker to top edge of front free end paper. Lacking dust jacket. 
Price: 8.08 USD
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50 Forrester, Helen Lime Street at Two
London The Bodley Head 1985 0-370-30886-7 / 9780370308869 First Edition Hard Cover Good to Very Good Good to Very Good Small Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Author
Following 'Twopence to Cross the Mersey,' 'Minerva’s Stepchild,' and 'By the Waters of Liverpool,' all of which told the story of the author's girlhood, this is the story of her experiences during the years of the Second World War. Neatly signed by Forrester on title page. Blue cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 253 pages, dust jacket by Gary Keane. Slant, gently bumped/mildly worn corners/spine ends, previous owner’s name ("Jessie") to top right corner of front free end paper, light toning, in dust jacket w/sunned edges/spine, rubbing, thin scratches. 
Price: 28.50 USD
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Lime Street at Two, Forrester, Helen
51 Forrester, Helen Lime Street at Two
London Bodley Head 1985 0-370-30886-7 / 9780370308869 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Small Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
The final part of Forrester's/Bhatia's autobiography, this part dealing with her life until the end of WWII. Blue cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 253 pages, dust jacket illustration by Gary Keane. Moderate general wear to both book and jacket. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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52 Fowler, Gene Beau James
Bantam A1626 
Cdn.; the life story of James J. Walker, whose adventures included politics, song-writing, the law, and much else; tie-in for the movie starring Bob Hope, Vera Miles, and Paul Douglas; originally published in hardcover by Viking; 246 pgs.; general wear; 
Price: 4.75 USD
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53 Fox, Genevieve Sir Wilfred Grenfell
New York Thomas Y. Crowell 1942 First Edition Hard Cover Good Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Mary Reardon 
From early boyhood when he discovered that "there is nothing -- absolutely nothing -- half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats," to his years in Labrador spent working among the rugged people there, Fozx tells the story of a man whose love of adventure and social awareness brought him honours and fame. Blue cloth, 207 pages. Some slant, moderate wear to corners/spine ends, tanned/dusty/moderately soiled edges, front hinge beginning between first and second end papers, in price-clipped dust jacket w/sun-darkened spine, edgewear, largish chips from top spine end, long thin strip from top left portion of front panel, chipping to corners/bottom spine, short edge tears, smudged rear panel, general wear. 
Price: 14.25 USD
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THE FIGHTING FISHERMAN, The Life of Yvon Durelle (signed), Fraser, Raymond
54 Fraser, Raymond THE FIGHTING FISHERMAN, The Life of Yvon Durelle (signed)
Toronto & Garden City Doubleday Canada Ltd. / Doubleday & Company Inc. 1981 0-385-15863-7 / 9780385158633 First Edition Hard Cover Good Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Fraser & Durelle, on front end paper
Fraser tells the compelling story of "one of the all-time greatest contenders in the history of professional boxing -- Yvon Durelle -- the "fighting fisherman" who brawled his way from obscurity in a remote fishing village in New Brunswick to the top of the boxing world." Mustard boards, black cloth backstrip w/gilt spine lettering, 292 pages (including appendix), illustrated. Mild slant, moderate cover soil, bumped spine ends, light corner wear, in price-clipped dust jacket w/slightly faded spine, chipping/short tears to spine ends, rubbing, general wear. Dust jacket now in protective mylar sleeve. Copies signed by both Fraser and Durelle are very scarce. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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THE FIGHTING FISHERMAN, The Life of Yvon Durelle (signed), Fraser, Raymond
55 Fraser, Raymond THE FIGHTING FISHERMAN, The Life of Yvon Durelle (signed)
Toronto & Garden City Doubleday Canada Ltd. / Doubleday & Company Inc. 1981 0-385-15863-7 / 9780385158633 First Edition Hard Cover Good Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Inscribed by Durelle, on title page
Fraser tells the compelling story of "one of the all-time greatest contenders in the history of professional boxing -- Yvon Durelle -- the "fighting fisherman" who brawled his way from obscurity in a remote fishing village in New Brunswick to the top of the boxing world." Mustard boards, black cloth backstrip w/gilt spine lettering, 292 pages (including appendix), illustrated. This copy inscribed and signed by Durelle, on behalf of himself and his wife, "To Dr. Jeweett (sic) a man/that will never forgotn (sic)/Yvon & Theresse (sic)." This is presumably the same Dr. Jewett of whom Theresa Durelle says, on page 224, "If it hadn't been for Dr. Jewett, I don't know where he [Durelle] would have landed," and of whom Durelle says, on page 225, "Eventually I got cured, but not a hundred percent...not perfect. I was cured by Dr. Jewett of Fredericton after eight months of treatment." Mild slant, light cover soil, general wear, in price-clipped dust jacket w/slightly faded spine, chipping/tears to corners/spine ends, rubbing, impressions/thin scratches, general wear. Dust jacket now in protective mylar sleeve. 
Price: 71.25 USD
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56 Fraser, Sarah Pasture Spruce
Halifax Petheric Press 1971 0-919380-07-7 / 9780919380073 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Mary Eliza Franklin/Franklyn 
the author tells of her childhood in rural Nova Scotia as the nineteenth century slipped into the twentieth; 132 pages, illustrated by Mary Eliza Franklin (credited as Franklyn on the copyright page); a bit of edgewear, a few tiny soil marks, a couple of turned corners, mild general wear; 
Price: 7.13 USD
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57 Frost, C. Sydney A LIFE WORTHWHILE, Memories of a banker's son growing up across Canada in the years before World War II
Saint John Neptune Publishing Company 1994 0-9692218-8-6 / 9780969221883 First Edition Trade Paperback Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
251 pages (including Bibliography, Photo Credits), illustrated. Moderate general wear. An unread copy, internally tight and clean 
Price: 8.08 USD
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The Sleeping Buddha, The Story of Afghanistan Through the Eyes of One Family (signed), Ghafour, Hamida
58 Ghafour, Hamida The Sleeping Buddha, The Story of Afghanistan Through the Eyes of One Family (signed)
Toronto McArthur & Company 2007 139781552786444 First Edition Hard Cover As New As New Small Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Author
Ghafour "fled Khabul with her parents as a small child in 1981," and returned in 2003 as a journalist for the Daily Telegraph, "reporting for the paper, seeing more of the place that she and her family had once called home." This copy signed by Ghafour, on title page. Black cloth w/silver spine lettering, 336 pages (including acknowledgements, bibliography, index), illustrated w/photographs. An unread copy. 
Price: 47.50 USD
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The Ramblings of a Prairie Rover (signed), Giles, Laurence
59 Giles, Laurence The Ramblings of a Prairie Rover (signed)
Victoria Victoria Family History Society 1982 First Edition Wraps (Velobind strip binding) Very Good Small Quarto -- from 9¾" to 12" tall Inscribed and signed by Giles, on title page
Giles, born in 1913 in rural Saskatchewan, here recounts the story of his life, with observations on a variety of subjects. Typescript, 188 pages, illustrated. A bit of edgewear, 1/4" tear to top edge of front cover, scuffed covers, light general wear. Uncommon. 
Price: 33.25 USD
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Middle Caraquet -- The Lean Years (signed), Gionet, Albert
60 Gionet, Albert Middle Caraquet -- The Lean Years (signed)
Pompano Beach Exposition Press of Florida, Inc. 1987 0-682-40353-9 / 9780682403535 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Patricia Gionet Inscribed & Signed by Author
Gionet's memoir of growing up in Middle Caraquet, New Brunswick. The memoir began as "a series of short pieces Mr. Gionet would send to members of his family every year for Christmas in lieu of traditional cards." The copy inscribed and signed, on half-title. Inscription reads, "To John & Marguerite:/May you enjoy this/book as much as I've/enjoyed writing it./Love and best wishes/Bert." Laid in is a full-page typewritten letter from Gionet to the aforementioned John and Marguerite, mentioning information about the book's publication, mutual aquaintances, pies, the health of the author's mother-in-law (at the time, about to turn 95), and a few other topics. Also laid in is a promotional sheet for the book. Navy cloth, 160 pages. Light general wear, in moderately edgeworn dust jacket w/scratches/impressions, sunned spine/folds, light soil, rubbing. 
Price: 19.00 USD
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61 Goddard, Peter FRANK SINATRA, The Man, The Myth and The Music
Greywood 70-165 1973 0-7745-0165-0 / 9780774501651 First Edition Paperback Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
from the swing band era of the 1940s through the musical revolution of the 1960s and beyond, the author looks at the life and occasionally troubled times of a show business titan (never really got it, myself, but that's okay; there are *lots* of things I don't get); 154 pgs., illustrated; rubbing, cover creasing, tanned pages; 
Price: 4.75 USD
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62 Gordon, Gary ROBERT F. KENNEDY, ASSISTANT PRESIDENT, The Dramatic Life Story Of The Second Most Powerful Man In Washington
Monarch K66 1962 First Edition Paperback Good Duodecimo -- from 6.75" to 7.75" tall 
takes a complimentary look at the man many people believe would one day have been leader of the most powerful nation on the planet; includes material on his influence with his brother, his work as Attorney General (including efforts against big-time union strong-men Dave Beck and Jimmy Hoffa), and much else; 143 pgs. incl. Bibliography; some slant, edgewear, thin creasing/handling wear, tanning, general wear; 
Price: 4.75 USD
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63 Gordon, Lyndall MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT, A New Genus
London Little, Brown/Time Warner Book Group 2005 0 316 72866 7 / 9780316728669 Uncorrected Proof Stiff Card Wraps Near Fine No Jacket (as issued) Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
A comprehensive work which probes the myths surrounding Wollstonecraft, "and vindicates her life in accord with her own values of experimentation and resilience." An uncommon proof. 520 pages. A lovely unread copy. Internally tight and clean. 
Price: 19.00 USD
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64 Gosse, Fayette William Gosse Hay
Melbourne Oxford University Press 1965 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
A title from the Australian Writers and Their Work series edited by Geoffrey Dutton, this one concerning a writer described by the author as "not a great writer. Sometimes he is brilliant, sometimes clumsy; but he is always odd--which makes him more interesting though more exasperating than a writer of average talent." Published by Lansdowne Press, this copy bears an OUP sticker across the Lansdowne imprint on the title page, and another across the copyright information on the copyright page. 36 pages (including Select Bibliography), tipped-in frontispiece. Faint ink star on inside back cover, light general wear. 
Price: 14.25 USD
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65 Gransden, K.W. John Donne
Hamden Archon Books 1969 Revised edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Duodecimo -- from 6.75" to 7.75" tall 
Originally published in 1954, and considered by the author "A 'companion' to Donne, not a reassessment." Black cloth, 197 pages (including Select Bibliography, Index), illustrated. Lightly used dust jacket. A nice copy. 
Price: 28.50 USD
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66 Grant, Elizabeth Memoirs of a Highland Lady 1797-1827
London John Murray 0 7195 0550 X / 9780719505508 1st thus Hard Cover Good Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
Originally published in 1898, and offering a vivid and intimate picture of domestic and public life in London, Edinburgh and the Highlands. Cream cloth, 296 pages (including index), illustrated. Slant, bumped/bent top corners, previous owner's sticker at top edge of front pastedown, sticker shadow to bottom right corner of front free end paper. Price-clipped dust jacket w/rubbing, impressions, sticker remains to bottom left corner of front flap (accounting for shadow to front free end paper). 
Price: 6.18 USD
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67 Gregory, James (ed.) The Elvis Presley Story
Hillman 130 1960 First Edition Paperback Very Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
paperback original; the life story of some moderately successful pop star, from birth to his army days; contains 32 pages of photos and what the publisher sensationalizes as "A full-page pinup of Elvis in color," which in translation means: "the back cover"; contains a complete listing (until 1960, at any rate) of the singer's RCA recordings; Introduction by the eternal teenager, Dick Clark; cover short-cut from 1/16" to 1/8" along top edge, moderate general handling wear; internally tight; 
Price: 12.83 USD
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68 Gregory, James (editor) The Elvis Presley Story
Hillman 130 1960 First Edition Paperback Very Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
Paperback original. The life story of some moderately successful pop star, from birth to his army days. Contains 32 pages of photos and what the publisher sensationalizes as "A full-page pinup of Elvis in color," which in translation means: "the back cover." Also contains a complete listing (until 1960, at any rate) of the singer's RCA recordings. Introduction by the eternal teenager, Dick Clark. Moderate edgewear, light rubbing, impressions, tanning. Internally tight and clean. A nice copy. 
Price: 12.83 USD
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BEN & ME, From Temperance to Humility -- Stumbling Through Ben Franklin's Thirteen Virtues, One Unvirtuous Day at a Time (signed), Gunn, Cameron
69 Gunn, Cameron BEN & ME, From Temperance to Humility -- Stumbling Through Ben Franklin's Thirteen Virtues, One Unvirtuous Day at a Time (signed)
New York Perigree / Penguin 2010 0399536078 / 9780399536076 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Near Fine Small Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Gunn, on half-title
An admirer of Benjamin Franklin, Gunn records his "attempt to live by Franklin's thirteen virtues, a list of lofty ideals the Founding Father held dear," but which take "this ordinary man way outside his comfort zone and into a thicket of not-so-modern values." 250 pages (including notes, brief author biography). Internally tight and clean, with only light general wear. 
Price: 19.00 USD
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Wanderlust & Wildlife, Guymer, Wilfred (edited by Myrna Guymer)
70 Guymer, Wilfred (edited by Myrna Guymer) Wanderlust & Wildlife
Owen Sound Lobstick Landing Publishing 2000 0-9687234-0-3 / 9780968723401 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Very Good to Fine Duodecimo -- from 6.75" to 7.75" tall 
A former game warden tells some stories about his life and times. From the back cover: "They are stories of the North -- of a youth spent in and around The Pas, Manitoba. They are stories of nature -- of a lifetime filled with a love of outdoor pursuits, and a career as a conservation officer." 245 pages, illustrated. A quarter-inch tear to bottom spine, moderate general wear. Internally tight and clean. 
Price: 11.88 USD
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71 Hadow, Maria Paying Guest in Siberia
Fontana 511 1961 1st Fontana edition Paperback Good to Very Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
The story of a Polish woman who, when the Russians invaded her country during the Second World War, demanded to be sent to Siberia so that she would not be separated from her mother. 127 pages. Some spine slant, sticker pull to bottom right corner of front cover, tanning, light general wear. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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MY NAME'S NOT SUSIE, A Life Transformed by Literacy (inscribed & signed), Hamilton, Sharon Jean
72 Hamilton, Sharon Jean MY NAME'S NOT SUSIE, A Life Transformed by Literacy (inscribed & signed)
Portsmouth Boynton/Cook Publishers 1996 0-86709-361-7 / 9780867093612 2nd printing Hard Cover Very Good Good to Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Inscribed & Signed by Author
From the front flap: "By age three, Karen Agnes Fleming had already been negelcted by her mother and made a ward of the court; had been in eighteen foster homes where she was given a new series of names; had experienced physical, sexual, and emotional abuse; and had been labeled disobedient, uneducable, and a social misfit." This copy inscribed and signed by Hamilton, on half-title ("For Gertrude/Keep loving and reading/All the best/Sharon J. Hamilton"). Quarter brown cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 151 pages + bibliography. A bit of slant, bumped spine ends, a couple of turned corners, in rubbed dust jacket w/edgewear, moderate general wear. Jacket in protective mylar sleeve. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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73 Harkes, John, with Denise Kiernan CAPTAIN FOR LIFE and other temporary assignments
Chelsea Sleeping Bear Press 1999 1-866947-49-X First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Author
The first American to play in soccer in the English Premier League tells his story. Signed by Harkes on front end paper. Black cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 228 pages (including photo credits), illustrated. Bumps to spine ends, bottom edge, bottom corners, in rubbed dust jacket w/a few impressions/thin scratches. 
Price: 14.25 USD
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Beyond the Nightmare (signed), Harris, Irene
74 Harris, Irene Beyond the Nightmare (signed)
Christchurch University of Canterbury Press 1991 0-908812-06-X / 9780908812066 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Good Small Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Inscribed & Signed by Author
For more than three decades Irene Harris lived with an alcoholic. Daughter, sister, and mother to alcoholics, she sought help from "the Queen Mary Hospital at Hanmer Springs, as a non-drinking co-dependent." This is her story. This copy inscribed on front end paper ("To Vanda./Thanks for your/friendship -- keep/loving/Irene"), then signed in full beneath her name on title page. 162 pages. Impressions/thin scratches to covers, light edgewear. Internally tight and clean. Uncommon signed. 
Price: 33.25 USD
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75 Hecht, Hans ROBERT BURNS The Man and His Work
Glasgow & Edinburgh William Hodge & Company 1950 2nd revised edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
Originally published in German in 1919, then translated by Jane Lymburn and published by Hodge in 1936. Hecht contends that the space between Burns and himself permits him a less biased view, if an also less acute one. Contains the author's Preface to the first English edition. Foreword by Sir Patrick J. Dollan. Laid in is a piece of ephemera of moderate interest, that being an advance order form for the 1936 Hodge edition, consisting of an 8.5" x 11" single sheet folded once vertically, and displaying as page 1 the 1936 title page (with "Ready January, 1936" and "Price 12/6 net." across top edge); page 2 is an excerpt from the Author's Preface to the English Edition; page 3 is the Contents Page; and, page 4 is the order form. Red cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 301 pages. Includes Appendix -- Heron's 'A Memoir of the Life of the Late Robert Burns', originally published in Edinburgh in 1797 -- bibliography, indices. Slant, wear to corners/spine ends, tanned/dusty edges, off-setting to end papers, previous owner's sticker across top edge of front free end papaper. Order form is unused, w/edgewear, light soil. 
Price: 14.25 USD
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76 Hillen, Ernest SMALL MERCIES, A Boy After War
TorontoViking/Penguin 
sequel to "The Way of a Boy," covering the two years immediately after World War II, and seeing the author land in Canada where he must adapt "to a new language and country at the same time as he adjusts to adolesence."; the copyright date is listed (incorrectly) as 1977, but since this is a sequel to a book published in 1993, and the last time I checked no one on the planet had fallen into a wormhole, it seems a tad unlikely that 1977 is correct; this copy signed, by author, on title page; spruce cloth, 206 pgs. incl. Acknowledgements, illustrated; minor bump to top spine; dj w/similar small bump; a nice unread copy, internally tight and clean; 
Price: 7.13 USD
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American Indian Lives:  Artists and Craftspeople, Hirschfelder, Arlene
77 Hirschfelder, Arlene American Indian Lives: Artists and Craftspeople
New York Facts On File / Infobase Holdings 1994 0-8160-2960-1 / 9780816029600 First Edition Illustrated Boards Near Fine No Jacket (as issued) Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
First printing w/complete number sequence. A title from the publisher's American Indian Lives series, this one taking a look at a number of native craftspeople, including Allan Houser, Oscar Howe, Dat So La Lee, Bill Reid, Jaune Quick-To-See Smith, Rhonda Holy Bear, and many others. 150 pages (including selected bibliography, index), illustrated. Light rubbing, light general wear. An unread copy. 
Price: 17.58 USD
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78 Hopkins, J. Castell Life & Work of the Right Hon. Sir John Thompson
Brantford Bradley, Garretson & Co. 1895 First Edition Leather Good to Very Good No Jacket (as issued) Small Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
Biography of Canada's 4th prime minister. Gilt edges, title gold-stamped on tooled leather, 480 pages, illustrated. A bit of flaking to edge gilt, moderate cover wear, offsetting to floral endpapers, some internal soil. Internally tight. 
Price: 23.75 USD
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Noel Streatfeild, Huse, Nancy
79 Huse, Nancy Noel Streatfeild
New York Twayne Publishers 1994 0-8057-4515-7 / 9780805745153 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
1st printing w/complete number sequence. Atitle from the Twayne's English Authors Series, this one exploring Streatfeild's many children's novels, as well as her non-fiction and autobiography. Red cloth, 163 pages (including Notes and References, Selected Bibliography, Index), frontispiece illustration by Ruth Gervis. An unread copy. Rubbed/scuffed dust jacket. 
Price: 6.65 USD
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Noel Streatfeild, Huse, Nancy
80 Huse, Nancy Noel Streatfeild
New York Twayne Publishers 1994 0-8057-4515-7 / 9780805745153 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
1st printing w/complete number sequence. Atitle from the Twayne's English Authors Series, this one exploring Streatfeild's many children's novels, as well as her non-fiction and autobiography. Red cloth, 163 pages (including notes and references, selected bibliography, index), frontispiece illustration by Ruth Gervis. An unread copy. Rubbed/scuffed dust jacket w/a hint of edgewear, faint/thin scratch to top portion of front panel. 
Price: 6.18 USD
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81 Hutchinson, Roland Henry SING A SONG OF TRUST, A Biography of Rev. and Mrs. Thomas James Gamble
No Place Privately Printed 1977 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Near Fine Small Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
The story of a Canadian missionary/pastor and his Polish-born wife. 150 pages (including appendices), illustrated. Some spine slant, light general wear. Internally tight and clean. Uncommon. 
Price: 19.00 USD
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82 Irwin, Margaret THAT GREAT LUCIFER, A Portrait of Sir Walter Ralegh
Penguin 1803 1962 1st Penguin edition Paperback Good Duodecimo -- from 6.75" to 7.75" tall 
originally published in 1960 by Chatto & Windus; the author ".sets out to catch some of the sparkling lights that flashed from the most brilliant of the brilliants in an almost legendary epoch," and tells the story of Sir Walter Ralegh, "--soldier, sailor, explorer, colonist, courtier, poet, historian, philosopher."; 319 pgs. incl. Index, illustrated; slant/roll, soiled edges, corner creasing, original price sticker, previous owner's name, general wear; 
Price: 4.75 USD
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83 Jack Gorman Pere Murray And The Hounds
Sidney Gray's Publishing 1977 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
The story of Saskatchewan's Notre Dame College. "In 1927, an indomitable little priest 'on loan' from the Archdiocese of Toronto, arrived in the small western town of Wilcox, Saskatchewan, with an entourage of fifteen boys. Six years later, in the depth of the Depression, with no campus, no experience and no money, Father Athol Murray founded a college to help the young people of the poverty-stricken prairies obtain their higher education--they learned their history and philosophy from an incredible library of original mediaeval manuscripts and they produced some of the toughest amateur hockey teams in the history of the sport in Canada." You gotta love a priest who'll exhort his afflicted hockey team with the words, "Goddammit, boys, if you can't beat 'em, at least give 'em the measles!"; 164 pages, including index, illustrated. Previous owner's signature on front pastedown, dusty edges, light edgewear. Dust jacket is rubbed w/strongly-sunned (but legible) spine, crinkling/short tears to spine ends, short tears to top front fold and bottom rear fold, short tear to bottom of rear panel. 
Price: 4.75 USD
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84 Johnson, George RICHARD NIXON, An Intimate And Revealing Portrait Of One Of America's Key Political Figures
Monarch K57 
paperback original; very shortly after the man who would come to be known as "Tricky Dick," -- and who would one day be disgraced out of office as a result of the Watergate scandal -- lost the U.S. presidency to John F. Kennedy, the author took a partisan look as the life and times of Richard Milhaus Nixon; minor spine roll, mild wear to corners/spine ends, light tanning; a nice bright copy, internally tight and clean; 
Price: 4.75 USD
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WILDERNESS WOMEN, Canada's forgotten history (signed), Johnston, Jean
85 Johnston, Jean WILDERNESS WOMEN, Canada's forgotten history (signed)
Toronto Peter Martin Associated Limited 1973 0-88778-084-9 / 9780887780844 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Patricia Wilson Johnston Inscribed & Signed by Author
The stories of eight women "who played indispensible roles in the exploration of North America and the development of Canada. The women include Gudrid the Viking, Marguerite de Roberval, Jeanne Mance, Molly Brant, Marie-Anne Lagimodiere, Amelia Douglas, Charlotte Selina Bompas, and Martha Black. This copy inscribed and signed by Johnston, thusly: "Sylvia Keresztes/Jan 24, 1974/Your friend/Jean Johnston". Uncommon signed. Pale green cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 242 pages (including acknowledgements, general bibliography, general references), illustrated by Patricia Wilson Johnston. Mild wear to corners/spine ends, some foxing to top and bottom edges, in rubbed dust jacket w/light edgewear, mild wear to corners/spine ends, impressions. 
Price: 42.75 USD
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86 Jordan, Ruth Nocturne: A Life of Chopin
New York Taplinger Publishing Company 1978 0-8008-5593-0 / 9780800855932 1st US edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
Jordan "brings a warm, human understanding to a complex character," showing that despite the tremendous amount written about him, "his life still has some surprises to offer." Tan cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 286 pages (including Epilogue, References, Bibliography, Index), illustrated. Lightly edgeworn dust jacket w/strongly sunned spine. 
Price: 9.03 USD
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All That is Bitter & Sweet (signed), Judd, Ashley, with Maryanne Vollers
87 Judd, Ashley, with Maryanne Vollers All That is Bitter & Sweet (signed)
New York Ballantine Books 2011 034552361X / 9780345523617 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Judd, on title page
White boards w/silver spine lettering, 406 pages, illustrated. Lightly scuffed dust jacket w/thin scratches to rear panel. A nice, unread copy. 
Price: 38.00 USD
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88 Kanigsberg, R.A., Q.C. Trials and Tribulations of a Bluenose Barrister
Halifax Petheric Press 1977 0-919380-23-9 / 9780919380233 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Near Fine Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
a Nova Scotia lawyer offers a selection of anecdotes from his years of practice; Foreword by Ian MacKeigan; 80 pgs., cover illustration by Chambers; light general wear; internally tight and clean; 
Price: 7.13 USD
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THE SHATTERED BADGE, The Story of Ed Donovan, Stress Cop (signed by Donovan), Kankewitt, Bill
89 Kankewitt, Bill THE SHATTERED BADGE, The Story of Ed Donovan, Stress Cop (signed by Donovan)
Toronto Methuen 1986 0-459-80460-6 First Edition Hard Cover About Very Good About Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Donovan
The story of a former Boston police officer (currently an actor, editor and publisher) who became "the acknowledged expert with a world-wide reputation for dealing with police stress." This copy inscribed by Donovan, on half-title ("Martha/Fraternally/Ed Donovan"). Navy cloth w/silver foil spine lettering, 236 pages, illustrated. Spine slant, bumped corners, tiny soil mark to bottom corner of fore-edge, moderate general wear, in rubbed dust jacket w/bumped corners, light edgewear, thin scratches. An uncommon title. 
Price: 118.75 USD
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THE MAN WHO MADE LISTS, Love, Death, Madness, and the Creation of Roget's Thesaurus (signed), Kendall, Joshua
90 Kendall, Joshua THE MAN WHO MADE LISTS, Love, Death, Madness, and the Creation of Roget's Thesaurus (signed)
New York G.P. Putnam's Sons / Putnam / Penguin Group 2009 0399154620 / 9780399154621 First Edition Hard Cover As New As New Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Author
First printing w/complete number sequence. The story of Peter Mark Roget -- polymath, eccentric, synonym aficionado," whose father's early death and the mental illness of his mother and sister caused him to start making lists at the age of eight, which was the beginning of "his quest to put everything in its rightful place, one word at a time." And the rest (remainder, balance, residue) is history (past, yesterday, antiquity.) This copy signed by Kendall, on half-title. Blue and charcoal boards w/gilt initials to front cover, gilt spine lettering, 297 pages (including acknowledgments, index), illustrated. An unread copy. 
Price: 47.50 USD
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91 Kerr, J. Ernest IMPRINT OF THE MARITIMES, Highlights in the Lives of 100 Interesting Americans Whose Roots Are in Canada's Atlantic Provinces
Boston The Christopher Publishing House 
autobiographical sketches arranged alphabetically, and including such notables as Bliss Carman, Colonel Frank Parker Day, Justice William O. Douglas, Thomas A. Edison, Ruby Keeler, Walter Pidgeon, Captain Ben Pine, John Carter Vincent, and many others; blue cloth w/gilt lettering, 229 pgs., illustrated; gently bumped corners/spine ends, light tanning; dj w/light chipping to spine ends, two 1/4" tears to top edge, two previous owner's short tape repairs to reverse, mild general wear; 
Price: 11.88 USD
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92 Kimball, Elizabeth THE MAN IN THE PANAMA HAT, Reminiscences of My Uncle, Stephen Leacock
Toronto McClelland & Stewart / M&S 1970 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
Kimball presents, "an intriguing personal memoir of one of the most fascinating and famous of all Canadian personalities." "Kimball prints extracts from a journal, 'House, Garden & Fish Book Vol. 2,' that Leacock kept in 1943 at Old Brewery Bay." [Spadoni, page 643]. Orange cloth, 174 pages, photo end papers. Dust jacket by David John Shaw. Bump to top left corner of back cover, 1" horizontal impression to left edge of back cover, large gift inscription on second end paper, moderate general wear. Moderately edgeworn dust jacket w/some wear/tiny tears to spine ends, moderate corner wear, rubbing, 1" impression to left edge of rear panel (corresponding to impression to back cover), general wear. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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93 King, Dean PATRICK O'BRIAN, A Life Revealed
New York Henry Holt and Company 2000 0-8050-5976-8 / 9780805059762 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
the biography of the fiercely secretive man who created, among other things, some of the best historical novels to feature the Royal Navy; tan boards w/black cloth backstrip, 397 pages (including Epilogue, Selected Bibliography, Acknowledgements, Index), illustrated; rubbed dust jacket w/mild edgewear, impressions/scratches; an unread copy; 
Price: 4.75 USD
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94 King, Dean PATRICK O'BRIAN, A Life Revealed
New York Henry Holt and Company 2000 0-8050-5976-8 / 9780805059762 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
The biography of the fiercely secretive man who created, among other things, some of the best historical novels to feature the Royal Navy. Tan boards w/black cloth backstrip, 397 pages (including Epilogue, Selected Bibliography, Acknowledgements, Index), illustrated. Lightly worn corners/spine ends, in rubbed dust jacket w/mild edgewear, impressions/scratches. An unread copy. 
Price: 4.75 USD
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Please Excuse My Daughter (signed), Klam, Julie
95 Klam, Julie Please Excuse My Daughter (signed)
New York Riverhead Books/Penguin Group 2008 1594489807 / 9781594489808 First Edition Hard Cover As New As New Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Author
First printing w/complete number sequence. A Jewish woman who "had been brought up to look pretty and wait for a rich man to sweep her off her feet" tells her story. This copy signed by Klam, on title page. Robin's egg boards/cloth backstrip w/gilt initials to front cover, gilt spine lettering, 257 pages. An unread copy 
Price: 42.75 USD
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Out of the Depths (signed), Knockwood, Isabelle
96 Knockwood, Isabelle Out of the Depths (signed)
Lockeport Roseway Publishing 1994 0-9694180-6-X / 9780969418061 2nd edition, 2nd printing Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Knockwood, on title page
"The Experiences of Mi'kmaw Children at the Indian Residential School at Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia." Above her signature Knockwood has written the year (2000), and beneath it, "Keep the healing circle strong." 159 pages, illustrated. Light general wear. Internally tight and clean. 
Price: 14.25 USD
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97 Koyama, Itoko Nagako, Empress of Japan
New York The John Day Company 1958 1st John Day Company edition Hard Cover Good to Very Good Good to Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
Translated from the Japanese by Atsuo Tsuruoka. From the front cover: "The intimate story of a princess raised in the Feudal tradition who wanted above all to be a modern wife." 189 pages. Sunning to spine tips, lighter sunning to spine, two very small tan soil marks to first endpaper. Dust jacket has edgewear, severely sunned top quarter of spine, 1" tear at left edge of rear panel, 2 shorter tears, wear/chipping to spine ends, .75" tears to top spine edges, apparent sticker removal at bottom left of rear panel took a 1.5" x .75" piece of finish with it (no loss of text), wear/chipping to corners. 
Price: 8.08 USD
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98 Leaming, Barbara POLANSKI, The Filmmaker as Voyeur
New York Simon & Schuster 1981 0-671-24985-1 / 9780671249854 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
The first detailed study of filmmaker Roman Polanski and the notoriety surrounding him, including his Holocaust childhood, his marriage to Sharon Tate, his flight from America after a much-publicized sex crime with a thirteen-year-old, and his "professional victories over this chaos." Tan boards w/brown cloth backstrip, silver spine lettering, 220 pages (including Filmography and Index), illustrated. Mildly bumped corners/spine ends, remainder stamp to bottom edge, in rubbed dust jacket w/impressions/thin scratches, moderate wear to corners/spine ends, light edgewear. 
Price: 4.75 USD
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99 LeBourdais, D.M. STEFANSSON, Ambassador of the North
Montreal Harvest House 1963 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good to Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
the author enjoyed a forty-year friendship with Vilhjalmur Stefansson, at one time travelling the length and breadth of the U.S. as lecture-tour companion and guide, so this evaluation of the explorer's career -- whose affection for the vast Canadian North and its people led to a much greater understanding of that area, and garnered for him worldwide recognition as a champion of the North -- may be somewhat biased, especially considering criticisms of the man and his actions in recent years; tangerine cloth, 204 pgs. incl. Index, fold-out map; gently bumped spine ends, previous owner's name/date on front pastedown; moderately edgeworn dj w/chipping to corners/spine ends, rubbing, impressions; 
Price: 13.78 USD
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100 Leitch, David God Stand Up for Bastards
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1973 1st US edition Hard Cover Very Good About Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
when he was seven days old the author's parents advertised him for adoption, and shortly thereafter his connections with his birth parents were severed; the little gaffer went on to become a reporter for The Sunday Times, covering Lord Thomson's interview with Khruschev, the Pope's Holy Land visit, the Six Day War, the Russian take-over of Czechoslovakia, the fighting at Khe Sanh during the Vietnam war, and many other events; moderate wear to corners/spine ends, bumped corners, sticker shadow to first end paper; dj w/ some edgewear, wear to corners/spine ends, 1" tear to bottom left edge of front panel, 1/4" tear to top right spine edge, impressions, general wear; 
Price: 4.75 USD
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101 Lias, Godfrey Olaf
London MacGibbon & Kee and Douglas Saunders 1958 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Small Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
The story of an unidentified man "who from the age of sixteen has been knocking round the world getting mixed up in one adventure after another. He has fought in World War I under the French flag and in Spain for the republicans./In World War II he was a spy for the British in Germany, was captured, tortured and sentenced to death--and still got away with it." Black cloth, 216 pages. Price-clipped dust jacket w/lightly smudged rear panel, minute corner wear, 1/4" tear to bottom edge of rear panel. 
Price: 19.00 USD
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102 Lige, Elise, with Mary L. Wrucke Elise
Langley privately published (Trinity Printing) 1987 First Printing Stiff Card Wraps Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Author
The author tells the story of her escape from Russian communists in Estonia, peril on the ocean, her conversion to Christianity, and "her subsequent walk with the Lord." This copy signed by Lige, on title page. 104 pages, cover by Cristi L. Wheaton. Light soil, moderate general wear. 
Price: 19.00 USD
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103 Linklater, Eric Mary Queen of Scots
New York D. Appleton-Century Company 1933 First Edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket Duodecimo -- from 6.75" to 7.75" tall 
A title from the Appleton Biographies series. Black cloth, 162 pages including Bibliographical Note and Index, frontispiece. Edgewear, moderate corner/spine end wear, sunned spine, scuffing/faint soil to cloth, tanning. Lacking dust jacket. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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104 Louis, Joe The Joe Louis Story
Grosset & Dunlap / G&D Hard Cover Small Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
Originally published in hardcover, in 1947, by Duell, Sloane and Pearce, under the title, "My Life Story." The autobiography of one of boxing's most famous names, from his youth on an Alabama farm, to world champion. Salmon-coloured tweed, 197 pages, four b&w illustrations. Bumped and worn corners/spine ends, tanned edges, small bookseller's sticker to bottom of front pastedown, the notation "Xmas 1956" to top left corner of front end paper, some minor scrapes to fore-edge, some light foxing to top edges of a few pages. Dust jacket w/edgewear, several short tears along edges, jagged 1" tear to top of rear panel, chipping/tears to spine ends/corners, moderate sunning to spine, impressions/scratches, foxing to reverse. 
Price: 28.50 USD
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105 Lucas-Dubreton, J. The Fourth Musketeer
New York Coward-McCann 1928 1st Coward-McCann edition Hard Cover Very Good Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
Biography of the author of such classics as 'The Three Musketeers,' 'The Count of Monte Cristo,' 'The Queen's Necklace,' and many others, and whose life the publisher says is "so mad, so grotesque in itself, that the biographer has no difficulty in finding theatrical incidents, humorous anecdotes, and brilliantly colored adventures to adorn his tale." Translated from the French by Maida Castelhun Darnton. Red cloth, 276 pages (including bibliographical note). Dusty/soiled edges, previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown, offsetting from same across to first end paper, light edgewear. Dust jacket is price-clipped w/edgewear, light chipping, short tears, wear/chipping to corners. 
Price: 18.53 USD
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106 Lynd, Robert Dr. Johnson and Company
Penguin 503 1946 First Edition Paperback Very Good Duodecimo -- from 6.75" to 7.75" tall 
An interesting little tome on Dr. Johnson, as well as Boswell and other personages in the great man's life, including Goldsmith, Reynolds, Burke, and his earliest friends. 128 pages. Tanning, light general wear. Internally tight and clean. 
Price: 4.75 USD
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Remembering Phil Esposito, MacInnis, Craig (editor)
107 MacInnis, Craig (editor) Remembering Phil Esposito
Vancouver Raincoast Books 2003 1-55192-639-3 / 9781551926391 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Fine Small Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
First printing w/complete number sequence. Contains a variety of articles telling the story of one of hockey's greatest centres, a Boston Bruins legend, and the heart, soul and guts of Team Canada in 1972. Black and gold boards w/gold spine lettering, 115 pages (including acknowledgements), plus four pages of advertisements for other titles in the publisher's Remembering series, copiously illustrated. Tiny soil marks to bottom edge. An unread copy. 
Price: 9.03 USD
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DRUMBLAIR, Memories of a Jamaican Childhood (signed), Manley, Rachel
108 Manley, Rachel DRUMBLAIR, Memories of a Jamaican Childhood (signed)
Toronto Vintage Canada/Random House of Canada 1997 0-676-97083-4 / 9780676970838 1st Vintage edition Trade Paperback As New Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Author
1st printing w/complete number sequence. Winner of the 1997 Governor General's Award for Non-Fiction. The author, a poet in her own right and daughter and granddaughter to two Jamaican leaders, here "tells the story of the brilliant, artistic Manleys -- Jamaica's most prominent and glamorous political family -- and the house that nurtured them: Drumblair." Signed on title page. 418 pages, illustrated. An unread copy. 
Price: 47.50 USD
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DRUMBLAIR, Memories of a Jamaican Childhood (signed), Manley, Rachel
109 Manley, Rachel DRUMBLAIR, Memories of a Jamaican Childhood (signed)
Toronto Vintage Canada/Random House of Canada 1997 0-676-97083-4 / 9780676970838 1st Vintage edition Trade Paperback Near Fine Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Author
1st printing w/complete number sequence. Winner of the 1997 Governor General's Award for Non-Fiction. The author, a poet in her own right and daughter and granddaughter to two Jamaican leaders, here "tells the story of the brilliant, artistic Manleys -- Jamaica's most prominent and glamorous political family -- and the house that nurtured them: Drumblair." This copy signed ("Best wishes/Rachel Manley") on title page. 418 pages, illustrated. Small nick to top right corner of back cover. An unread copy. 
Price: 42.75 USD
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Learning the Hard Way, Mantle, Craig Leslie
110 Mantle, Craig Leslie Learning the Hard Way
Kingston Canadian Defence Academy Press 2007 0-662-45313-1 / 9780662453130 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Small Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
Published simultaneously with the hardcover. Sub-titled "The leadership experiences of Lieutenant Agar Adamson during the South African War, 1899-1902," this one tells the story of Adamson pleading "for a commission that would take him to South Africa in the service of Queen and Empire," where "he quickly discovered the difficulties of leading soldiers in battle and of leading them well." 111 pages (including map and image credits, select bibliography, glossary, index, brief author biography), illustrated. Internally tight and clean, with moderate general wear. 
Price: 19.00 USD
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Memoirs of a Dilettante, Margerison, H.
111 Margerison, H. Memoirs of a Dilettante
Sussex New Horizon 1982 0 86116 129 7 / 9780861161294 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Small Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
A writer of "a series of potted histories of Sovereigns of England" here offers his memoirs. Uncommon. Blue leatherette w/silver foil spine lettering, 134 pages, illustrated, dust jacket by Karen Belsey. A nice copy in a lightly rubbed dust jacket w/impressions. 
Price: 42.75 USD
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112 Margerison, H. Sovereigns of England Series, No. 10: Royal Residences of England and Scotland
Thorpe Bay, Essex Privately Published 1979 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Small Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
The tenth of "a series of booklets on the kings and queens from the earliest years of the post-Roman occupation and the Norman Conquest through the ages to the present day." 18 pages, illustrated. Light general wear. An uncommon item. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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113 Margerison, H. Sovereigns of England Series, No. 1: The English Normans & Plantagenets
Thorpe Bay, Essex Privately Published 1978 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Small Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
The first of "a series of booklets on the Sovereigns of England, from the earliest years of the post-Roman occupation and the Norman Conquest through the ages to the present day." 18 pages (including genealogical tables), illustrated. Light general wear. An uncommon item. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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114 Margerison, H. Sovereigns of England Series, No. 2: Lancaster and York, The Tudors
Thorpe Bay, Essex Privately Published 1978 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Small Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
The second of "a series of booklets on the Sovereigns of England, from the earliest years of the post-Roman occupation and the Norman Conquest through the ages to the present day." 18 pages (including genealogical tables), illustrated. Light general wear. An uncommon item. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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115 Margerison, H. Sovereigns of England Series, No. 5: Queen Victoria
Thorpe Bay, Essex Privately Published 1979 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Small Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
The fifth of "a series of booklets on the Sovereigns of England, from the earliest years of the post-Roman occupation and the Norman Conquest through the ages to the present day." 18 pages, illustrated. Light general wear. An uncommon item. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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116 Margerison, H. Sovereigns of England Series, No. 6: Edward VII
Thorpe Bay, Essex Privately Published 1979 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Small Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
The sixth of "a series of booklets on the Sovereigns of England, from the earliest years of the post-Roman occupation and the Norman Conquest through the ages to the present day." 18 pages, illustrated. Light general wear. An uncommon item. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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117 Margerison, H. Sovereigns of England Series, No. 7: George V
Thorpe Bay, Essex Privately Published 1979 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Small Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
The seventh of "a series of booklets on the Sovereigns of England, from the earliest years of the post-Roman occupation and the Norman Conquest through the ages to the present day." 18 pages, illustrated. Light general wear. An uncommon item. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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118 Margerison, H. Sovereigns of England Series, No. 8: Edward VIII & George VI
Thorpe Bay, Essex Privately Published 1980 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Small Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
The eighth of "a series of booklets on the Sovereigns of England, from the earliest years of the post-Roman occupation and the Norman Conquest through the ages to the present day." 18 pages, illustrated. Light general wear. An uncommon item. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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119 Margerison, H. Sovereigns of England Series, No. 9: Elizabeth II
Thorpe Bay, Essex Privately Published 1980 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Small Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
The ninth of "a series of booklets on the Sovereigns of England, from the earliest years of the post-Roman occupation and the Norman Conquest through the ages to the present day." 22 pages, illustrated. Light general wear. An uncommon item. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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120 McCourt, Edward REMEMBER BUTLER, The Story of Sir William Butler
Toronto & Montreal McClelland & Stewart 1967 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
The story of "a Tipperary Irishman who served in the British Army for nearly half a century," including experience of the Riel Rebellion, a prominent role in the founding of the North-West Mounted Police, combat in the Ashanti and Zulu wars, and much more. Red cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 276 pages (including Notes, Bibliography, Index), illustrated. Moderate general wear, in rubbed dust jacket, edgewear, short edge tears, general wear. 
Price: 16.63 USD
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121 McCullagh, Harold The Man Who Made New Brunswick Sing
St. Stephen Print'N Press Ltd. First Edition Trade Paperback Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
The story of New Brunswick musician David Thomson. Foreword by Louis Robichaud. 97 pages + 13 pages of photographs. Reading crease, edgewear, moderate handling wear, previous owner's sticker to inside front cover. 
Price: 7.13 USD
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122 McDiarmid, Matthew P. Robert Henryson
Scottish Academic Press 03060 1981 First Edition Paperback Very Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
A title from the Scottish Writers Series, this one "mostly concerned with Henryson's poetic art and the cultural world of fifteenth century Scotland and Europe that nurtured it. 125 pages. Original price sticker at bottom edge of back cover, thin reading creases, remnant of previous owner's sticker to top edge of inside front cover, moderate general wear. 
Price: 5.70 USD
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123 McGregor, D.A. They Gave Royal Assent (signed)
Vancouver Mitchell Press 1967 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Author & Subject
"Assembles for the first time the story of Government House, treats of the human aspects of the inhabitants of the vice-regal residence." This copy a gift from Colonel Clarence Wallace (Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia from 1950 to 1955) to John Babbitt McNair (Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick from 1965 through 1968), with a laid-in letter (signed by Wallace, who also contributes a Foreword) ) indicating this fact. This copy signed by both author McGregor and former Lieutenant-Governor Wallace, on title page. 75 pages, illustrated. Rubbed dust jacket w/mild edgewear, 1/4" tear to top left corner of front panel. 
Price: 42.75 USD
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ME & MR. G (And Various Side Trips) (signed), Meglemre, Mary
124 Meglemre, Mary ME & MR. G (And Various Side Trips) (signed)
Orlando Rivercross Publishing, Inc. 2001 1-58141-062-X / 9781581410624 2nd printing Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Inscribed & Signed by Author
Meglemre tells her story "as she followed her destiny through the hills of tinsel town," including her friendship with Cary Grant (was he gay? was he a WWII espionage agent? could he juggle chainsaws?) , inside information about the real reason Greta Garbo gave up Hollywood, and much else that the woman who could have been Mrs. Fred Astaire thinks that we should know. This copy inscribed and signed on title page. Black boards w/silver spine lettering, 139 pages, illustrated. Light general wear, in similar dust jacket. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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125 Merezhkovsky, Dmitri S. The Life Of Napoleon
London J.M. Dent & Sons 1929 First Edition Hard Cover Good Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
Merezhkovsky attempts to prove that Napoleon was essentially the last of the heroes, heir to Dionysus and Alexander the Great. A companion volume to the author's earlier 'Napoleon: A Study.' Translated from the Russian by Catherine Zvegintzov. Green cloth, 375 pages. Christmas gift inscription to previous owner and said owner's bookplate on front pastedown. Dust jacket is price-clipped w/moderate edgewear, short tears, some chipping, rubbing, general wear. Uncommon in a dust jacket. 
Price: 38.00 USD
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CALL ME BURROUGHS, A Life, Miles, Barry
126 Miles, Barry CALL ME BURROUGHS, A Life
New York Twelve / 12 / Grand Central Publishing 2013 1455511951 / 9781455511952 Uncorrected Proof Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
Miles tells the complete story of one of the three most important people of the Beat Generation (along with Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg) -- although a legitimate case could be made for there being four such people, the last being Joan Vollmer, Burroughs's common-law wife, whom he shot while attempting, drunk and drug-addled, to shoot a water tumbler from her head, William Tell-style. 712 pages (including notes, bibliography, 20 blank index pages), illustrated. Rubbing, light edgewear, a little smudging, crinkled/partially turned top left corner of back cover, similar flaws to same area of last hundred pages of so, diminishing the further into the book one goes. All in all a pretty good copy that is internally tight and clean. Uncommon. 
Price: 71.25 USD
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127 Millar, A.R. Mary Queen of Scots: Her Life Story
Edinburgh & London Sands & Co. 1931 New & revised edition Hard Cover Good to Very Good No Jacket Duodecimo -- from 6.75" to 7.75" tall 
A title "intended to give in a compendious form an outline of the life and adventures of the hapless Queen, and to hold the scale evenly betwixt the various writers who have perhaps indiscreetly erred in either praise or blame. It certainly contains facts not to be readily found in any other works on the subject." (So there!, all you other writers on the subject). Gilt lettering on blue cloth, 227 pages, including Index, illustrated. Bumped/lightly worn corners/spine ends, cloth sun-faded, tanned/dusty edges, previous owner's sticker at top of front pastedown, light general wear. 
Price: 14.25 USD
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128 Miller, Henry HENRY MILLER'S BOOK OF FRIENDS, A Tribute to Friends of Long Ago
Santa Barbara Capra Press 1976 1st Capra Press edition Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
Wraps edition published simultaneously with the hardcover and limited editions. With poignancy and insight, Miller recalls his interactions with various friends and acquaintances of his youth. 138 pages, illustrated. Impressions, previous owner's name, moderate general wear. 
Price: 4.75 USD
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129 Miller, Muriel Bliss Carman: Quest & Revolt
St. John's Jesperson Press 1985 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
Among other things, the author covers Carman's "early years at home, in New Brunswick, education in England and Scotland and his search for attention and recognition in the United States." Cream cloth w/brown cloth backstrip, 304 pages (including Bibliographical Addenda/Index), illustrated. Moderate wear to spine ends. Dust jacket w/light general wear. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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Bliss Carman:  Quest & Revolt, Miller, Muriel
130 Miller, Muriel Bliss Carman: Quest & Revolt
St. John's Jesperson Press 1985 0-920502-62-8 / 9780920502624 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
Among other things, Miller covers Carman's "early years at home, in New Brunswick, education in England and Scotland and his search for attention and recognition in the United States." Cream cloth w/brown cloth backstrip, 304 pages (including bibliographical addenda, index), illustrated. Some edgewear, a bit of warp to front board, light edgewear, light tanning, in rubbed dust jacket w/light general wear. 
Price: 7.13 USD
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131 Morpurgo, J.E. Master of None
Manchester Carcanet Press 1990 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good to Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
A Scholar of Christ's Hospital, the author relates an eventful life, including his active service in World War II, his participation in the post-war success of Penguin Books, and his time as director of the National Book League. Black cloth, 332 pages (including Index). Dust jacket w/some sunning to spine, numerous impressions/scratches. 
Price: 13.78 USD
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132 Muir, Professor James JOHN ANDERSON, Pioneer of Technical Education and the College he Founded
Glasgow John Smith & Son (Glasgow) Ltd. 1950 First Edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
The biographer died after completing a first draft on the life of Anderson, and leaving notes to form a history of the Royal Technical College. To James M. Macaulay fell the task of completing the story. Red cloth, 162 pages, including Appendix, illustrated. Moderate edgewear, bumped corners, moderate handling soil, tanned/dusty edges, offsetting to end papers. 
Price: 9.03 USD
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"FEAR YE NOT," A Life of Christ, Murdoch, Father B.J.
133 Murdoch, Father B.J. "FEAR YE NOT," A Life of Christ
St. Paul Cathetical Guild Educational Society 1961 1st Cathetical Guild edition Stiff Card Wraps About Very Good Duodecimo -- from 6.75" to 7.75" tall 
Published under the imprimatur of Camille A. LeBlanc, bishop of Bathurst, New Brunswick, with the nihil obstat of Thomas J. McKendy. 269 pages Some spine slant, small chip to bottom spine, tanned pages, handling wear, light spotting to edges, moderate general wear. Internally tight and clean. Uncommon in this edition. 
Price: 33.25 USD
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THE ORANGE TREES OF BAGHDAD, In Search of My Lost Family (signed), Nadir, Leilah
134 Nadir, Leilah THE ORANGE TREES OF BAGHDAD, In Search of My Lost Family (signed)
Toronto Key Porter Books 2007 139781552639412 First Edition Hard Cover As New As New Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Author
First printing w/complete number sequence. From the front flap: "Through her father's memories, Leilah recounts her family's lost story, from Iraq at the turn of the twentieth century during the British occupation, to the Iran-Iraq War and the Gulf War. Through her cousins still living in Baghdad, she experiences the thunderous explosions of the present-day conflict." This copy signed by Nadir, on title page. Black cloth w/grey spine lettering, 327 pages (including brief author biography), illustrated w/photographs by Farah Nosh. An unread copy. 
Price: 27.08 USD
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135 Nash, Eve Mills, and Kenneth J. Harvey LITTLE WHITE SQUAW, a white woman's story of abuse, addiction, and reconciliation (signed)
Vancouver Beach Holme Publishing/Prospect Books 2002 0-88878-427-9 / 9780888784278 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Inscribed by authors, on half-title
"The story of a woman shaped by childhood sexual and emotional abuse, alcoholic family members, religious fanaticism, and the superstitions of a fortune-telling grandmother." 425 pages (including acknowledgements), cover illustration by Jerry Whitehead. Edgewear, impressions/scratches, internally tight and clean. 
Price: 16.63 USD
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136 Nichols, John (Edward L. Hart, editor) MINOR LIVES, A Collection of Biographies by John Nichols
Cambridge Harvard University Press 1971 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
"Annotated and with an Introduction on John Nichols and the Antiquarian and Anecdotal Movements of the late Eighteenth Century." Divided into four categories: I--Antiquarians, II--Booksellers and Printers, III--Illustrators and Designers, and IV--Curate, Scholar, Grub, Poet. Blue cloth w/silver spine lettering, 367 pages (including Index), illustrated. A suggestion of wear to corners/spine ends, in moderately sunned dust jacket w/light edgewear, tiny chip from top edge of rear panel. 
Price: 10.45 USD
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137 Nicolson, Nigel Portrait of a Marriage
Futura 7091 1974 1st Futura edition Paperback Very Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
"tells the story of Harold Nicolson's forty-nine year marriage to Vita Sackville-West, a union based on mutual trust, shared interests, deepening love, total frankness and reciprocal infidelity."; 250 pgs., incl. Index, illustrated; tanned pages, light general wear; 
Price: 4.75 USD
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Grandmother Told Me, Norrad, Winnifred (as told to Shirley Spencer)
138 Norrad, Winnifred (as told to Shirley Spencer) Grandmother Told Me
No Place Elgin Press, Inc. First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
No date (circa 1998). Spencer tells the story of her grandmother, who came to New Brunswick, Canada, from England when she was only 16, and who lived in the province until her death at the age of 104. Contains much information of interest to genealogists and local historians. 142 pages + 20-page section on Winnifred's descendants, illustrated. Light edgewear, light smudging, light general wear. Internally tight and clean. Uncommon. 
Price: 33.25 USD
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139 O'Harris, Pixie, and Kaye Harman OUR SMALL SAFE WORLD, Recollections of a Welsh childhood
Sydney Boobook Publications 1986 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
The author writes of her childhood "in the small village of Sully, on the Welsh coast." In the Family History section, neice Harman takes up family research begun by O'Harris's nephews, "gathering the recollections of the older family members in Australia, and filling in more branches from documented research sources." Red cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 215 pages + xxii pages bound in front and rear, illustrated, dust jacket painting by George F. Harris. 
Price: 9.03 USD
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C.B. Olson, Profile of a Pioneer, Olson, Clarence B., and Lillian M. Rempel
140 Olson, Clarence B., and Lillian M. Rempel C.B. Olson, Profile of a Pioneer
No Place (Terrace) Privately Published (printed by Totem Press Terrace Ltd.) Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
The reminiscences of the grandson of a Norwegian immigrant to Minnesota, and the grandson's life before and after his move to Canada in the early 1930s. Contains much of genealogical interest. This copy presented by author's son, Don, to a friend, and signed by Don on the inside back cover. 154 pages (including index of names), illustrated. Light wear to corners/spine ends, light cover soil. Internally tight and clean. 
Price: 28.50 USD
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Read a Zillion Books (signed), Pallotta, Jerry
141 Pallotta, Jerry Read a Zillion Books (signed)
Katonah Richard C. Owen Publishers 2004 1-57274-597-5 / 9781572745971 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine No Jacket (as issued) Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Inscribed & Signed by Author
A title from the publisher's Meet The Author series. This copy inscribed and signed, by Palotta, on title page. Inscription reads, "To Carol.../Keep on reading!/Jerry Pallotta 2005". So if your child's name is Carol, then this is the book for you! Or not. You decide. 33 pages, illustrated. Light general wear. 
Price: 14.25 USD
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JOE PALMER, A New Brunswick Entrepreneur (signed), Palmer, Stephen, with Ruby Shaw & Arthur Doyle
142 Palmer, Stephen, with Ruby Shaw & Arthur Doyle JOE PALMER, A New Brunswick Entrepreneur (signed)
No Place Privately Published 1995 1-55137-585-0 / 9781551375854 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Authors
"This is the story of Joe Palmer, one of New Brunswick's most remarkable entrepreneurs. He began as a Carleton County farm boy in the nineteen thirties and went on to play a pivotal role in creating one of Canada's largest trucking companies. Along the way he also immersed himself in politics and community affairs." Foreword by Frank McKenna, erstwhile premier of New Brunswick. This copy signed by Palmer, Shaw and Doyle, at bottom of title page. 230 pages, illustrated. A hint of edgewear, 1" strip cut from top of title page (presumably containing previous owner's name). Internally tight and clean. Uncommon signed. 
Price: 47.50 USD
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Wall Street and Broad, Palmer, Teri
143 Palmer, Teri Wall Street and Broad
Dell 9418 1976 First Edition Paperback Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
From the back cover: "When Teri Palmer started on Wall Street, she thought her main job would be selling stocks and bonds, and coming up with the right figures. But she found out that the figures her bosses and customers were keen on were not on the ticker tape, and the hottest commodity she had to sell was herself." 223 pages. Rubbing/flaking, thin scratches, moderate general wear. 
Price: 5.70 USD
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144 Pearl, Jack General Douglas MacArthur
Monarch MA315 1961 First Edition Paperback Very Good to Fine Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
paperback original; the story of one of America's best-known soldiers (and given credit on the back cover as, "The man who wrested the South Pacific from the greedy imperialistic Japanese."); some edgewear, moderate general wear; 
Price: 4.75 USD
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Man of Labrador, Powell, Benjamin W.
145 Powell, Benjamin W. Man of Labrador
Corner Brook Privately Published 1993 1-883704-00-6 / 9781883704001 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Good to Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
Powell "reflects on his life as a young man in the wilds of Labrador." 234 pages, illustrated. Scuffing/scratches to covers, light soil. Internally tight. 
Price: 14.25 USD
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THE LAST DAYS OF THE LAST FATHER, With a Who's Who Amongst Newfoundlanders At Home and Abroad, Pumphrey, Ron
146 Pumphrey, Ron THE LAST DAYS OF THE LAST FATHER, With a Who's Who Amongst Newfoundlanders At Home and Abroad
St. John's Pumphrey Publications 1994 0-921713-18-5 / 9780921713180 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
348 pages, illustrated. General handling wear. 
Price: 11.40 USD
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Townshend of Huron (signed), Purdy, J.D. (Judson Douglas)
147 Purdy, J.D. (Judson Douglas) Townshend of Huron (signed)
London Althouse Press 1992 0-920354-33-5 / 9780920354339 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Inscribed & Signed by Author
The story of the achievements of an education reformer and Anglican priest whose career stretched across six decades. This copy inscribed and signed ("For John, Caroline & Anna/love & best wishes,/Jud.") in a spidery hand, on half-title. 166 pages (including notes, bibliography, index), illustrated. Impressions, light surface wear. Internally tight and clean. 
Price: 14.25 USD
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148 Rhinelander, Anthony L. H. Prince Michael Vorontsov, Viceroy To The Tsar (inscribed & signed)
Montreal & Kingston McGill-Queen's University Press 1990 0-7735-0747-7 / 9780773507470 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Inscribed & Signed by Author
The subject "grew up in England.and later became an officer in the Russian army during the Napoleonic wars. In 1823 Alexander I appointed Vorontsov to the post of governor general of New Russia. He was so sucessful.that in 1845 Nicholas I promoted him to viceroy and extended his authority to include Caucasia--with the extraordinary mandate of 'unlimited powers'." Black cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 279 pages (including index, bibliography and notes), illustrated. This copy warmly inscribed ("Scott--Good luck on your studies and future career. Best regards from a teacher and friend, and author of this 'weighty tome.'"), dated and signed by the author on first end paper. (If your name is Scott, this is your chance to pretend that you hobnob with the academic elite; if it isn't, here's your chance to pretend that you have a friend named Scott who hobnobs with the academic elite.) 
Price: 47.50 USD
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149 Ritz, David FAITH IN TIME, The Life of Jimmy Scott
Cambridge Da Capo Press/Perseue Books 2002 0-306-81088-3 / 9780306810886 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
1st printing w/complete number sequence. The author chronicles the amazing life and peculiar times of quite possibly the best voice ever to sing jazz. Maroon boards, 270 pages (including Acknowledgements, Bibliography, Discography, Index), illustrated. Black remainder stripe to bottom edge, in lightly scuffed dust jacket. An unread copy. 
Price: 4.75 USD
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Creston Valley Profiles (signed), Rockwell, Wilson
150 Rockwell, Wilson Creston Valley Profiles (signed)
Caldwell The Caxton Printers 1984 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good to Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Author
Contains biographical sketches of past and present (well, until 1984, at any rate) residents of the Creston Valley, in British Columbia. This copy signed by Rockwell, on half-title. Red leatherette w/gilt lettering to front cover/spine, 343 pages, illustrated. A hint of wear to corners/spine ends, rubbed dust jacket w/light edgewear, impressions, small triangular piece from top edge of rear panel. Jacket now in protective mylar sleeve. 
Price: 71.25 USD
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151 Roddy, Edward G. Mills, Mansions, and Mergers: The Life of William M. Wood (inscribed & signed)
North Andover Merrimack Valley Textile Museum 1982 0-9374-74-0405 First Edition Hard Cover About Very Good No Jacket (as issued) Quarto -- from 9.75" to 12" tall Inscribed & Signed by Author
Tells the life story of a man born to poor immigrant parents, whose income by the time of his death "ranked him as perhaps the second highest paid executive in the United States." This copy inscribed and signed on front end paper (inscription reads "To Gwen, a/transplanted villager/Edward G. Roddy"). Illustrated boards, 148 pages (including Appendices, Notes, Index), copiously illustrated. Light smudging, two small sticker pulls to front cover, mild general wear. 
Price: 90.25 USD
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152 Ross, James THE POWER I PLEDGE, Being a Centenary Study of the Life of William Quarrier and The Work He Pioneered
Glasgow Quarrier's Homes/Robert MacLehose 1971 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
the story of the founder of The Orphan Homes of Scotland, where thousands of children were given a home environment and taught self-reliance; Quarrier, born in 1829, became a Christian when seventeen years old, and dedicated his life to improving conditions for those in need; blue cloth, 118 pgs. incl. Epilogue/Council of Management and Officials/Bibliography, illustrated; previous owner's name in small ink letters at top of front free end paper, mild general wear; lightly edgeworn dj w/impressions/thin scratches, light smudging, 1/4" tear to top edge of rear panel; 
Price: 8.55 USD
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The Chloroform Man, Rowland, John
153 Rowland, John The Chloroform Man
London Lutterworth Press 1961 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Small Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
The story of Sir James Simpson, who developed chloroform as an anaesthethic. Dusty edges, light soil to orange cloth, small soil mark to rear pastedown. Orange cloth w/black spine lettering, 136 pages, dust jacket illustration by Richard Kennedy. Dust jacket is price-clipped w/light speckling to front panel, smudged rear panel. 
Price: 8.08 USD
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BALLAD OF THE WHISKEY ROBBER, A True Story of Bank Heists, Ice Hockey, Transylvanian Pelt Smuggling, Moonlighting Detectives, and Broken Hearts (signed), Rubinstein, Julian
154 Rubinstein, Julian BALLAD OF THE WHISKEY ROBBER, A True Story of Bank Heists, Ice Hockey, Transylvanian Pelt Smuggling, Moonlighting Detectives, and Broken Hearts (signed)
New York Little, Brown & Company 2004 0-316-07167-6 / 9780316071673 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Author
First printing w/complete number sequence. The story of Attila Ambrus, "one-time pelt smuggler, professional hockey goalie (possibly the worst in the sport's history), pen salesman, Zamboni driver, gravedigger, church painter, roulette addict, building superintendent, whiskey drinker, and native of Transylvania who's decided that the best thing to do with his time is to rob as many banks as possible." This copy signed, on title page, by Rubinstein. Maroon boards w/cream cloth backstrip, pink foil spine lettering, 319 pages (including postscripts, notes on sources, bibliography, appendix and acknowledgements), illustrated. Gently bumped spine ends, in dust jacket w/mild edgewear. A nice collectible copy. 
Price: 38.00 USD
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155 Shaw, Charles Macmahon Bernard's Brethren
London Constable & Company 1939 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good to Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
an Australian relative of George Bernard Shaw's here relates his views of Shaw, with stories about the Shaw family and its history; throughout the text are a number of usually contradictory comments by Shaw, made as he read the manuscript before its publication, and printed here in red, on facing pages; blue cloth, 161 pgs., frontis.; minute soil to bottom edge, lightly scuffed cloth, a bit of a smoky aroma; dj w/sunned spine, chipping to corners/spine ends, edgewear all around, small sticker pull, general wear; 
Price: 9.50 USD
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156 Shelly, Gordon I TAKE THE RAP, The True Story of One Man's War on Society
Popular Giant/Eagle Books G239 1958 1st Popular Library/Eagle Books edition Paperback Very Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
Canadian printing. A juvenile delinquent/New Orleans jazzman/drug addict/intimate of Hollywood lovelies/hopeless alcoholic/popular disc jockey offers the story of his life, "from juvenile delinquency to adult crime." 143 pages, cover illustration by Mitchell Hooks. Light surface wear, tanned pages. Internally tight and clean. 
Price: 6.18 USD
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157 Shirley, Glenn Born To Kill
Monarch MA393 1963 First Edition Paperback Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
True crime. The story of William (Billy) E. Cook, "whose orgy of violence overshadowed anything in the John Dillinger-Pretty Boy Floyd era." 126 pages. Slant, uneven fore-edge, impressions, tanning, moderate general wear. 
Price: 14.25 USD
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THE LIFE OF GEORGE STEPHENSON AND OF HIS SON ROBERT STEPHENSON; comprising also A History of the Invention and Introduction of the Railway Locomotive, Smiles, Samuel
158 Smiles, Samuel THE LIFE OF GEORGE STEPHENSON AND OF HIS SON ROBERT STEPHENSON; comprising also A History of the Invention and Introduction of the Railway Locomotive
New York Harper & Brothers 1868 1st US edition Hard Cover Good to Very Good No Jacket Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
Contains the preface to the eighth edition (UK, 1864). Maroon cloth w/rule/publisher's device in blind to covers, gilt spine lettering, 501 pages (including index), plus four pages of advertisements for other Harper & Brothers titles, illustrated. Library sticker to front pastedown, stamp to title page. Wear to corners/spine ends, soiled edges, moderate cover soil, some internal soil. This is a little heavier than the average title, and may, depending on destination, require a little extra postage. (C/BT) 
Price: 23.75 USD
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I Raised a U.S. Marine, Smith, Mary L.
159 Smith, Mary L. I Raised a U.S. Marine
New York Carleton Press / Hearthstone 1970 First Edition Hard Cover About Very Good Good Small Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
Smith presents "a simple, moving, eloquently restrained biography of her son, Sergeant E. Wayne Smith, who was killed in Vietnam in October 1968." An uncommon title. Blue cloth w/black spine lettering, 93 pages, illustrated, dust jacket illustration by Charles Mazarakes. Mild slant, dusty/lightly foxed edges, light edgewear, previous owner’s named magic-markered out at top of front end paper, faint foxing to endpapers, in lightly edgeworn dust jacket w/short tears along spine sides, light chipping to corners/spine ends, light foxing. Jacket now in protective mylar sleeve. 
Price: 47.50 USD
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160 Smuts, J.C. Jan Christian Smuts
London Cassell & Company 1952 First Edition Hard Cover Good Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
"The story of Smuts is the story of South Africa and his whole life was spent in a constant struggle against the political creed which is the root cause of the troubles in the Union today." Black cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 568 pages (including Biographical Summary, Bibliography, Index), illustrated. Bumped corners, light edgewear, Christmas gift inscription on front free end paper, moderately tanned pages, moderate general wear, in dj w/chipping/short tears to corners/spine ends, 1/2" tear to bottom edge of front panel, scuffing/scraping to front panel. 
Price: 4.75 USD
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The Life of William Cowper, Esq., in Two Volumes, Southey, Robert
161 Southey, Robert The Life of William Cowper, Esq., in Two Volumes
Boston Phillips, Sampson, and Company 1858 1st thus Hard Cover Good No Jacket (as issued) Small Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
A two-volumes-in-one edition of Southey's classic work detailing the life of a man considered by many to be the most popular poet and hymnodist of his age. Green cloth patterned in blind, gilt spine lettering, 329/360 pages, respectively, frontispiece engraving of Cowper, tissue guard. Reverse spine slant, moderate wear to corners/spine ends, light cover soil, soiled/tanned edges, internal soil/foxing, internally tight. An uncommon edition. 
Price: 38.00 USD
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162 Stargell, Willie, and Tom Bird WILLIE STARGELL, An Autobiography (signed)
New York Harper & Row 1984 0-06-015238-9 / 9780060152383 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Inscribed & Signed by Author
First printing w/complete number sequence. One of baseball's all-time greats tells his story. Inscribed and signed by Stargell, on front end paper. Inscription reads: "To/Quinnie/My Best/Willie Stargell". Holds appeal merely by virtue of the fact that Stargell has signed it, but if your name is Quinnie and you're a Pittsburgh Pirates fan, I'm thinkin' that you've just found your dream book (and even if your name isn't Quinnie it's a pretty nice find). Laid in is an interesting item, for an activity you might not associate with Stargell: a programme for one of the series of Eastman-Wilson Concerts performed by the Eastman Philharmonia. This one took place on Sunday, April 8, 1984, in Jordan Hall at the New England Conservatory. David Effront conducted, and Willie Stargell was the guest narrator. The programme consists of two 8.5 x 11 sheets folded to produce eight pages (including covers). Information includes: an introduction; notes on the work to be performed; bios of the Philharmonia, Effron, Stargell and Joseph Schwanter, professor of composition at the Eastman School of Music; and a complete list of the members of the Eastman Philharmonia. Mustard boards, brown cloth backstrip w/gilt spine lettering, 247 pages, illustrated. Gently bumped bottom corners. Dust jacket has light edgewear and 3 short edge tears. Jacket in protective mylar sleeve. 
Price: 90.25 USD
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163 Stirling, Monica A PRIDE OF LIONS, A Portrait of Napoleon's Mother
London Collins 1961 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
A biography of Napoleon's mother. Red cloth w/gilt lettering to front cover/spine, 319 pages (including index), illustrated. Christmas gift inscription to previous owner, tanned edges, edgewear. Dust jacket has moderate edgewear and slightly discoloured spine. 
Price: 4.75 USD
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164 Stott, Louis Robert Louis Stevenson & France
Aberfoyle Creag Darach Publications 1994 1-874585-03-2 / 9781874585039 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Duodecimo -- from 6.75" to 7.75" tall 
Stevenson had many associations with France, and this book takes a look at them as a significant part of his experience and make-up. 128 pages (including bibliography and index), illustrated. Moderate general wear. 
Price: 11.88 USD
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165 Stott, Louis Robert Louis Stevenson and the Highlands and Islands of Scotland
Stirling Creag Darach Publications 1992 1-874585-01-6 / 9781874585015 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Good to Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
A chronicle of Stevenson's Scotland and its influences on him and his work. 154 pages (including Appendices and Index), illustrated. Rubbing, reading crease, general wear. 
Price: 7.13 USD
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166 Symonds, John Addington The Life Of Michelangelo Buonarroti
New York Modern Library 1928 First Modern Library edition Flexible Leatherette Good No Jacket Duodecimo -- from 6.75" to 7.75" tall 
Brown leatherette w/gilt ML device to front cover, gilt spine lettering, 544 pages plus 4-page list of other Modern Library titles. Bumped corners, dusty edges, nicks to spine ends. 
Price: 7.13 USD
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167 Taylor, Allan K. From a Glasgow Slum to Fleet Street
London Alvin Redman Limited Hard Cover Good No Jacket Small Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
No date (circa 1950). A well-known journalist, author and broadcaster, born in abject poverty, tells the story of his rise to fame. Buckram, 245 pages, illustrated. Some slant, dusty/tanned/soiled edges, moderate edgewear all around, moderate general wear. Lacking dust jacket. 
Price: 12.35 USD
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THE ORIGINAL MARVELETTES, Motown's Mystery Girl Group, Taylor, Marc
168 Taylor, Marc THE ORIGINAL MARVELETTES, Motown's Mystery Girl Group
Jamaica Aloiv Publishing Co. 2004 0-96523285-9 / 9780965232852 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good to Fine Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
The story of "How five teenage girls changed Motown forever." Or, as Martha Reeves said, "The Marvelettes paved the way for Motown's girl groups -- the Supremes, everybody. If they hadn't worked, we wouldn't have worked." Maroon cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 219 pages (including discography, bibliography, index) + advertisements, illustrated. Bumped/lightly worn corners, in lightly rubbed/lightly edgeworn dust jacket w/corner wear, impressions. 
Price: 28.50 USD
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169 Thomas, Lewis H. THE RENAISSANCE OF CANADIAN HISTORY, A Biography of A.L. Burt
Toronto & Buffalo University of Toronto Press 1975 0-8020-5304 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
"describes the thought and career of the historian A.L. Burt, a key figure in the period of Canadian historical scholarship which spans the second and third decades of this century."; tangerine cloth, 189 pgs. incl. Appendices and Index, frontis.; bent/wrinkled top corners, mild wear to bottom corners/spine ends; dj w/moderate wear to corners/top spine end, 3/8" and 1/4" tears to bottom spine, moderate general wear; 
Price: 7.60 USD
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170 Thomson, Winnifred Conrad VERNOR HAD VISION, A Tribute to Vernor Wilberforce Jones
Sussex privately published 1976 Stiff Card Wraps Good to Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
The life story of the author's blind uncle and his accomplishments. 44 pages, frontispiece. A hint of edgewear, 1/4" tear to fore-edge of front cover, previous owner's sticker to front end paper. An uncommon item. 
Price: 23.75 USD
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171 Toledano, Marc The Franciscan of Bourges
London George C. Harrap & Co. 1970 1st UK edition Hard Cover Very Good to Fine Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
reissues the 1967 French first edition; in 1943 Marc and Yves Toledano were arrested by the Gestapo, then tortured and imprisoned in the German-controlled Bourges prison, their fate sealed until the arrival of a Franciscan monk in the guise of a prison guard and nurse gave them sympathy, care, food and hope, even helping some of the Bourges prisoners to escape; purple boards, 174 pgs., incl. Translator's Notes, frontis.; dj w/light edgewear, 1/2" tear to bottom left spine edge, sticker shadow; 
Price: 7.13 USD
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A Journey Worth Making, Tooley, Robert
172 Tooley, Robert A Journey Worth Making
Fredericton Self-published 1992 0-9696498-0-0 / 9780969649809 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
A physician and military historian tells his story. 232 pages, illustrated. Internally tight and clean w/light edgewear, crease to bottom right corner of front cover. 
Price: 14.25 USD
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A Journey Worth Making, Tooley, Robert
173 Tooley, Robert A Journey Worth Making
Fredericton Self-published 1992 0-9696498-0-0 / 9780969649809 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
A physician and military historian tells his story. 232 pages, illustrated. Internally tight and clean w/only light general wear. 
Price: 16.63 USD
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174 Torgov, Morley A Good Place To Come From
New York St. Martin's 0-312-33930-5 / 9780312339302 1st US edition Hard Cover Very Good Good to Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
Memoirs of growing up, by a prominent Canadian novelist. Blue cloth w/silver spine lettering, 186 pages, dust jacket illustration by Amy Bernstein. 
Price: 6.18 USD
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175 Tremlett, George The David Bowie Story
Futura 70514 1974 First Edition Paperback Very Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
Paperback original. The life and times (up until 1974, at least) of David Robert Jones (some guy from England, apparently). Covers the range of Bowie's life, from the entirely interesting (his affection for the music and writing of Anthony Newley, Lou Reed and Iggy Pop) to the downright dull (his affection for wearing all-black clothing). 159 pages, including chronology, illustrated. Moderate general wear. 
Price: 4.75 USD
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THE LIFE OF BARON FREDERIC TRENCK:  containing his adventures, and cruel and excessive sufferings during an imprisonment of ten years, in the fortress of Magdeburg, Trenck, Baron Frederic
176 Trenck, Baron Frederic THE LIFE OF BARON FREDERIC TRENCK: containing his adventures, and cruel and excessive sufferings during an imprisonment of ten years, in the fortress of Magdeburg
Philadelphia William A. Leary 1849 2nd Leary edition Hard Cover Fair No Jacket (as issued) Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
Originally published in German, this is Trenck's account of his ten-year imprisonment after his affair with the sister of Frederick II of Prussia. In France, whence he eventually travelled during the French Revolution, the French got the idea that he was an Austrian spy, and set up a date for him with Dr. Joseph Guillotine's edgy little device. Brown cloth w/gilt illustration to front cover, gilt lettering/designs to spine, 288 pages (plus eight-page catalogue of other titles published by Leary), illustrated. Bumped/considerably worn corners/spine ends, part of top right spine scraped/torn/missing, some cover soil, faded gilt, pencil scribble to front pastedown, front end paper excised, pencil scribble to top of first title page, previous owner's name elegantly written to top of first text pagesevere foxing throughout, pencil notation ("Pa won't let us go" -- damn that Pa, anyway!) to rear blank end paper. Uncommon. 
Price: 23.75 USD
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NO COMMON TASK, The Autobiography of a Ghost-hunter, Underwood, Peter
177 Underwood, Peter NO COMMON TASK, The Autobiography of a Ghost-hunter
London Harrap 1983 0-245-53959-X / 9780245539596 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
The president of the Ghost Club offers the details of his thirty-five years spent covering scientific psychical research. Butterscotch cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 239 pages (including index), illustrated. Bumped corners, in dust jacket w/light edgewear, thin scratches/impressions. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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178 Wallace, W. Stewart The Memoirs of the Rt. Hon. Sir George Foster, P.C., G.C.M.G.
Toronto Macmillan Company of Canada 1933 First Edition Hard Cover Good to Very Good No Jacket Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
The story of a Carleton County New Brunswicker born in 1847, and who went on to devote nearly fifty years of his life to politics, sitting in either the House of Commons or the Senate until his death in 1931. Gilt lettering on black cloth, 291 pages (including Appendix and Index, illustrated. Dust-soiled edges, light corner wear, front end paper excised. Lacking dust jacket. 
Price: 14.25 USD
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179 Walter, David James I
Wayland Publishers 1975 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Square Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
A title from the Wayland Kings and Queens series, this one an overview of the monarch who became King of Scotland at the ripe old age of thirteen months, and who subsequently became King of England at the age of thirty-six, only to degenerate into a petulant old drunkard. Black cloth, 96 pages (including Table of Dates/Principal Characters/Further Reading/Index/Picture Credits), illustrated. Dust jacket w/light rubbing, mild impressions, some flaking to top folds. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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180 Waters, Ethel, with Charles Samuels His Eye is on the Sparrow
Bantam Giant A985 1952 1st Bantam Giant edition Paperback Very Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
The life story of the renowned entertainer who started life as the result of a rape, and who overcame poverty and racism to make her mark in American music and theatre. Some slant/roll, moderately sunned spine, reading creases to spine, light edgewear, strongly tanned pages, small chip out of fore-edge of first end paper. 
Price: 4.75 USD
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181 Whelan, Eugene, with Rich Archbold WHELAN, The Man in the Green Stetson
Toronto Irwin Publishing 1986 0 7725 1621 9 / 9780772516213 2nd printing Hard Cover Very Good Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Inscribed & Signed by Author
A populist politician who served as a backbencher in the Lester Pearson government and as Pierre Trudeau's Minister of Agriculture here offers his memoirs. This copy inscribed, signed and dated ("Moncton N.B/March 17/87/To/Marina & Bill Murphy's/My 'Great'Grandmother Kelly/was a Murphy./Hon Eugene F. Whelan P.C.") on front end paper. Olive cloth w/white spine lettering, 322 pages (including Acknowledgements, Index), illustrated. Moderate general wear, in rubbed dust jacket w/impressions/thin scratches. 
Price: 9.03 USD
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182 White, Andrew Thomas Mann
Grove Press/Evergreen Pilot EP31 1965 1st Evergreen Pilot edition Paperback Very Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
Originally published the same year by Oliver & Boyd. Offers "a brief biographical account, a detailed survey of the writer's work, a report on the best published criticism, and a selected bibliography." 122 pages (including Bibliography). Rubbing, moderate general wear. Internally tight and clean. 
Price: 5.23 USD
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183 White, William S. Majesty and Mischief
Macfadden 60-124 1963 1st Macfadden edition Paperback Very Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
Presents both positive and negative views of American president Franklin D. Roosevelt. Some slant, reading crease, moderate general wear. 
Price: 4.75 USD
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184 Whitehead, Eric CYCLONE TAYLOR, A Hockey Legend
Toronto & Garden City Doubleday Canada Limited/Doubleday & Company 1977 0-385-13063-5 / 9780385130639 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Fair Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
a look at one of hockey's first superstars, a guy who was once paid $5,250 for a 12-game season (at the time the highest per-game salary ever paid to a team athlete -- unlike today, where a guy can get paid $5,250 for the length of time it takes him to break wind on the bench); mustard boards w/red cloth backstrip, 205 pgs., illustrated (including a 1977 photograph of Taylor shaking hands with habs goalie Ken Dryden, the image of Dryden being such that it would be difficult to imagine him looking any more stupid); mild slant, light wear to spine ends; price-clipped dj w/light rubbing, edgewear, short edge tears, impressions/scratches, creasing, smudged panels; dj in protective mylar sleeve; 
Price: 6.65 USD
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The Story of a Literary Career, Wilcox, Ella Wheeler
185 Wilcox, Ella Wheeler The Story of a Literary Career
Holyoke Elizabeth Towne 1905 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Good Duodecimo -- from 6.75" to 7.75" tall 
To save herself some time, Wilcox wrote this little item to send to groups and reading clubs continually asking for information about her. "With description of Mrs. Wilcox's Home and Life, by Ella Giles Ruddy." 60 pages + 2 pages of advertisements for other Elizabeth Towne books, illustrated. Edgewear, soiled covers, impressions, a turned corner, dampstaining. Internally tight. 
Price: 42.75 USD
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186 Wilson, Dorothy Clarke HANDICAP RACE, The Inspiring Story of Roger Arnett
New YorkMcGraw-Hill Book Company 
in 1931, record-breaking track athlete Roger Arnett was on his way to a meet when a car accident left him a paraplegic in a time when paraplegia was not well understood, and meant endless battles with infections and other ailments; this is his story, from his marriage to a polio sufferer and their adoption of three children, to cultivating and cross-breeding prize-winning varieties of gladioli, to his ministry to bring hope and assistance to the physically disabled; this copy signed, on front free end paper, by the biography's subject ("With best wishes,/Roger Arnett"); navy cloth, 278 pgs. + brief author bio, illustrated; mild wear to corners/spine ends, light tanning, mild general wear; dj w/moderate edgewear, 1/4" tear to top edge of front panel, a couple of scratches to same, moderate general wear; 
Price: 14.25 USD
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187 Woodcock, George BEYOND THE BLUE MOUNTAINS, An Autobiography
Markham Fitzhenry & Whiteside 1987 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good to Fine Very Good to Fine Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
The second part of the author's autobiography, following 'Letter to the Past.' Chapter XXX, moving along quite nicely in its description of a legal spat between Margaret Atwood and Fraser Sutherland, and concerning a semi-fiction by someone named Wigle (said semi-fiction having been published by Sutherland, and having unflatteringly introduced Atwood as a character from real life), comes to an abrupt stop in mid-sentence at the bottom of page 267, skipping immediately to page 270 and Chapter XXXI. Apparently legal action was threatened, and the offending pages were omitted. Blue cloth, 300 pages. Remainder stripe across bottom edge. Dust jacket w/light edgewear. 
Price: 14.25 USD
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188 Woodcock, George GABRIEL DUMONT, The Metis Chief and His Lost World
Edmonton Hurtig Publishers 1976 0-88830-095-6 / 9780888300959 1st hardcover edition Hard Cover Good to Very Good Good to Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
The story of Gabriel Dumont, "the legendary Metis plainsman, guerrilla general and enigmatic comrade of Louis Riel." Black cloth, 256 pages (including biographical notes and acknowledgements), map end papers, illustrated. 
Price: 7.60 USD
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189 Woodcock, George (editor) Malcolm Lowry: The Man and His Work
Vancouver University of British Columbia Press 1971 Paperback About Very Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
A collection of essays presenting Lowry's work and the sources from which he constructed it. 174 pages (including Notes on Contributors and Selected Bibliography). Some slant, some sunning, crease to top left corner of back cover. 
Price: 8.55 USD
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190 Yancey, Becky, & Cliff Linedecker My Life With Elvis
Warner 81927 1978 1st Warner edition Paperback Very Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
For thirteen years Becky Yancey was Presley's personal secretary, and in this tome she chronicles his moods, myths and music. 350 pages, illustrated. A bit of spine roll, moderate general wear. Internally tight and clean. 
Price: 4.75 USD
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