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PRIDE AND PASSION, Robert Burns 1759-1796

By: Ferguson, DeLancey

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Russell & Russell Inc., 1964

Edition: 1st Russell & Russell edition

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 clear... View more info

Prince Michael Vorontsov, Viceroy To The Tsar (inscribed & signed)

By: Rhinelander, Anthony L. H.

Price: $50.00

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

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: 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... View more info

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Read a Zillion Books (signed)

By: Pallotta, Jerry

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Katonah, Richard C. Owen Publishers, 2004

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: 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. View more info

REMEMBER BUTLER, The Story of Sir William Butler

By: McCourt, Edward

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Toronto & Montreal, McClelland & Stewart, 1967

Edition: First Edition

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. View more info

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Remembering Phil Esposito

By: MacInnis, Craig (editor)

Price: $9.50

Publisher: Vancouver, Raincoast Books, 2003

Edition: First Edition

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. View more info

RICHARD NIXON, An Intimate And Revealing Portrait Of One Of America's Key Political Figures

By: Johnson, George

Price: $5.00

Publisher: 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; View more info

ROBERT BURNS The Man and His Work

By: Hecht, Hans

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Glasgow & Edinburgh, William Hodge & Company, 1950

Edition: 2nd revised edition

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 ... View more info

ROBERT BURNS, THE MAN AND THE POET, A Round, Unvarnished Account

By: Fitzhugh, Robert T.

Price: $8.50

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Co., 1970

Edition: First Edition

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. View more info

ROBERT F. KENNEDY, ASSISTANT PRESIDENT, The Dramatic Life Story Of The Second Most Powerful Man In Washington

By: Gordon, Gary

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Monarch K66, 1962

Edition: First Edition

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; View more info

Robert Henryson

By: McDiarmid, Matthew P.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Scottish Academic Press 03060, 1981

Edition: First Edition

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. View more info

Robert Louis Stevenson & France

By: Stott, Louis

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Aberfoyle, Creag Darach Publications, 1994

Edition: First Edition

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. View more info

Robert Louis Stevenson and the Highlands and Islands of Scotland

By: Stott, Louis

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Stirling, Creag Darach Publications, 1992

Edition: First Edition

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. View more info


By: Bell, Ian

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Headline 42356, 1993

Edition: 1st Headline edition

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. View more info

SING A SONG OF TRUST, A Biography of Rev. and Mrs. Thomas James Gamble

By: Hutchinson, Roland Henry

Price: $20.00

Publisher: No Place, Privately Printed, 1977

Edition: First Edition

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. View more info

Sir Wilfred Grenfell

By: Fox, Genevieve

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Thomas Y. Crowell, 1942

Edition: First Edition

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 firs... View more info