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Emily Hickey; Poet, Essayist - Pilgrim, A Memoir.

By: Dinnis, Enid.

Price: $67.50

Publisher: London, UK., Harding & More.: 1927

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 31274

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


12mo - 19 x 12.5 cm.; 126 pp. Light blue paper over boards with beige cloth on the spine and a brown lettered paste-on paper label at the head of the spine. Printed in a limited edition of 500 copies this copy is not numbered. Sepia toned frontis photograph of Emily Hickey. Enid Dinnis' introduction and essay on Emily run up to page 60, then followed by Emily's "Pilgrim Songs" and "Sabbath Songs". The text is printed on a cream toned woven paper with the the fore and tail edges of the tetx block being left untrimmed. Many of the fore edges of the pages are unopened. The fore corners and spine ... View more info

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Spy-Jacked! A Tale of Spain.

By: Dowden, Mavis Bacca

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Pulborough, UK, SMH Publishing.: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 21000

ISBN: 951261924

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


8vo - 21 x 14.5 cm.; [4] - 261 - [1] pp. Green cloth over boards with gilt lettering on spine. Dowden left Italy at the onset of the second world war and settled in Spain living in a convent. She became involved with the resistance in Barcelona and rescued prisoners who fled France over the Pyrenees into Spain. Arrested for espionage, she was imprisoned. Illustrated with five pages of black and white photographs, one of which is a frontis portrait. The publisher's name has been covered with a distributor's label on both the title page and the copyright page. Signed with an inscription by the a... View more info

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Mission Accomplished Under Sentence of Death: Life of Henry Steel.

By: Erny, Edward.

Price: $4.50

Publisher: Westchester, Illinois., Good News Publisher.: 1967

Seller ID: 30431

Condition: Very Good


12mo - 19 x 13.5 cm.; 96 pp. Illustrated with 4 pages of black and white photographs. Henry Steel was a minister with the Oriental Missionary Society and this account is taken from the original manuscript written for that same society. Minor wear to the covers and the first page is clipped on the top fore edge corner, otherwise clean with a sound binding. View more info

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Mission Accomplished Under Sentence of Death: Life of Henry Steel.

By: Erny, Edward.

Price: $4.50

Publisher: Westchester, Illinois., Good News Publisher.: 1967

Seller ID: 30432

Condition: Very Good


12mo - 19 x 13.5 cm.; 96 pp. Illustrated with 4 pages of black and white photographs. Henry Steel was a minister with the Oriental Missionary Society and this account is taken from the original manuscript written for that same society. Minor wear to the covers and the first page is clipped on the top fore edge corner, otherwise clean with a sound binding. View more info

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Alexander MacKay: Missionary and Engineer.

By: Evans, A. R.

Price: $16.00

Publisher: London, UK., Oliphants.: 1956

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 27169

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


12mo - 18.5 x 12.5 cm.; 95 pp. Bright yellow cloth over boards with black lettering on the spine and the the front board with a black line drawing illustrating the front board also. Full colour frontis drawing of Mackay operating a hand pump. From the dust jacket: "The first engineer missionary, Alexander Mackay answered the challenge made by H. M. Stanley to send a missionary to Uganda, to teach the people to become Christian, and cure their diseases . . . and turn his hand to anything, like a sailor." The book shows a trace of wear to the spine tips, otherwise clean and tight. The du... View more info

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Dispatches From the Global Village.

By: Evans, Derek.

Price: $7.20

Publisher: Kelowna, British Columbia., Wood Lake Publishing.: 2007

Seller ID: 30790

ISBN: 1551455536

Condition: Fine


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; 190 pp. Evans is a Canadian who has traveled the world working for various human rights organization including Amnesty International. An as-new and unused book. View more info

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G. K. Chesterton; A Biography.

By: Ffinch, Michael.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: London, UK., Weidenfeld & Nicolson.: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 30135

ISBN: 0297788582

Condition: Near Fine in Fine dust jacket


8vo - 23.5 x 15.5 cm.; (14) - 369 pp. Brown cloth with gilt lettering on the spine. Illustrated with 8 pages of black and white photogrpahs. Sixteen pages of references, 3 page list of selected works by Chesterton and a 7 page index. Some light sunning or fading to the head edges of the boards, else fine. The dust jacket is not clipped. View more info

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Hands to the Needy, Marguerite d'Youville, Apostle to the Poor.

By: Fitts, Sister Mary Pauline, G.N.S.H.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Yardley, Pennsylvania., Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart.: 2000

Seller ID: 30836

ISBN: 0967971608

Condition: Fine


8vo - 20.5 x 13 cm.; xiii - 293 pp. Approbations present. Biography of the Foundress of the Grey Nuns. Bibliography, index. An as-new and unused book. View more info

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Abraham Lincoln's World.

By: Foster, Genevieve.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York., Charles Scribner's Sons.: 1944

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 27286

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dust jacket


4to - 25.5 x 19 cm.; x - 347 pp. Green cloth over boards with off-white lettering on the spine and art work centered on the front board. Signed and dated with a personal inscription by the author on the half title page. Loosely laid in is a mimeographed list of Newberry Award Winners issued by the Chicago Public Library and signed by Genevieve Foster on the back. The book is well illustrated by the author. Five page "Index of Characters" at the back. The book shows only mild wear to the board corners and spine tips and the tetx block head edge is darkened. otherwise clean and tight. Th... View more info

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Least-Expected Heroes of the Holocaust: Personal Memories.

By: Gara, Vera.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Ottawa, Ontario., Self-published.: 2011

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 26881

ISBN: 0987778900

Condition: Fine


8vo - 23 x 15.5 cm.; (10) - 123 pp. Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the back cover, a comment written by the Hon. David Kilgour: ". . . Vera Gara tells of a childhood of virtually unimaginable circumstances beginning in 1938 when her Jewish Austrian family was forced to flee from Vienna to Hungary at the beginning of the Nazi nightmare. She guides readers through the ensuing ordeals which involved being forced into ghettos, then cattle cars, and months of forced labour before ending up at Theresein camp near Prague, and finally, years later, reaching the freedom of Vienn... View more info

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Kaiser Bill.

By: Garrett, Richard.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Hove, East Sussex, UK., Wayland Publishers.: 1978

Seller ID: 32814

ISBN: 853404364

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


8vo - 21 x 18 cm.; 96 pp. Burgundy coth over boards with gilt lettering on the spine. A volume from the pubisher's series "Wayland Kings and Queens". Profusely illustrated with many black and white photographs, 3 page listing of principal characters, 2 page chronology, 1 page of further reading and a 1 page index. Small sticker scar on the front flap of the jacket, else fine. View more info

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Human Tortoises, A Spastic's Story.

By: Godwin, Peter

Price: $8.00

Publisher: London, Max Parrish.: 1960

Seller ID: 19149

Condition: Good+


12mo - 19.5 x 13 cm.; 143 pp. Autobiography of a man with cerebral palsy and his triumphs. Paper-covered boards lightly soiled with bumped corners, former owner's name on front free endpaper, small closed tear on last page; binding sturdy, text pages clean. View more info

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Two Sides of the Atlantic; Notes of an Anglo-American Newspaperman.

By: Grant, Hamil.

Price: $13.50

Publisher: London, UK., Grant Richards Ltd.: 1917

Seller ID: 8866

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


8vo - 22 x 14 cm.; 311 pp. Dark blue cloth over boards with gilt lettering on spine and front. A Brit's look at different aspects of American culture in the early 20th century such as newspapers, British in the US, social class, summer resorts, West Point and the Navy, millionaires, Americans in Britain, the Canadian bush . . . . . The spine is sunned, the corners bumped and the edges show mild shelf wear. Light foxing in text and that is confined to the first and last pages. Otherwise the interior is clean and the binding is solid. A clear and removable archival cover has been fitted. View more info

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P. E. Svinhufvud, 1861-1936.

By: Gummerus, Herman.

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Helsinki, Finland., 1936

Seller ID: 14095

Condition: Good+


4to - 25.5 x 19.5 cm.; 32 - [32] pp. The text is in French. "Publié par le Comité Organisant la Célébration du Soixante-Quinzième Anniversaire du Président de la République Finlandaise". Pehr Evind Svinhufvud (1861-1944) was President of Finland from 1931-1937. The last 32 pages are photos of Svinhufvud. Paper wraps are soiled with edgewear of small tears and creases to the overhanging yap. View more info

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A New Light on Lord Macaulay.

By: Hassard BCL., Albert R., BCL.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., Confederation Life Building, Rockingham Press: 1918

Seller ID: 9906

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


12mo - 18 x 12.5 cm.; 76 pp. Green cloth over boards with black lettering on spine and front. Frontis of Lord Macaulay A short biography of Lord Thomas Macaulay (1800-1859), English lawyer, politician, essayist, poet and historian. Hassard, the author, was a Canadian and authored, among other books, "Famous Canadian Trials". The fore and tail edges of the text block are not trimmed. The externals show mild shelf wear and soiling. The interior is very clean and the binding is solid. A clear and removable archival cover has been fitted. View more info

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Soul Quest, A Spiritual Odyssey Through 40 Days and 40 Nights of Mountain Solitude.

By: Hawker, Paul.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Kelowna, British Columbia., Northstone.: 2006

Seller ID: 31009

ISBN: 1551455447

Condition: Fine


8vo - 22 x 15 cm.; 221 pp. "Longing for enlightenment, Hawker embarks on a solitary journey into the wilderness. . . ascends a mountain in New Zealand. . . chooses to face his fears as a way to break through the veneer of his existence." Author is a non-fiction television writer/producer for Australian and New Zealand networks. An as-new and unused book. View more info

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Ludwig Borne: Recollections of a Revolutionist.

By: Heine, Heinrich.

Price: $54.00

Publisher: London, UK., Newman & Co.: 1881

Seller ID: 746

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


12mo - 18.5 x 12 cm.; 189 pp. Grey / blue cloth over boards with gilt lettering on spine. Black border design stamped on the head and tail edges of the spine and the front board, blind stamped on the back board. The externals shows mild shelf wear to extremities. Remains of bookplate from previous owner on front free end paper. The text block head edge dust soiled and quite darkened. This edition is abridged and translated by Thomas Selby Egan. Title page date is 1881 with no additional printings made note of on same or verso. Translator's note ('observation') on following page. Interior is cl... View more info

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For the Greater Glory: Biographical Sketches of Six Humanitarians Whose Lives Have Been . . .

By: Henderson, Dorothy.

Price: $9.60

Publisher: New York., Exposition Press.: 1958

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 27439

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


8vo - 20.5 x 13 cm.; 188 pp. Light blue cloth over boards with dark blue lettering on the spine and the front board. Stated first edition. Signed by the author on the title page. Illustrated with 6 full page black and white portrait photographs of the six subjects who are Marion Hilliard, Roland Hayes, Kurt Lewin, Kasturbai Gandhi, E. Robert Schmitz and Howard Thurman. Each biographical sketch has a black and white head piece or symbol on the first page of each and they were designed by Douglas C. Henderson. The book shows mild wear to the externals, has a faint ghost of a sticker on the lower... View more info

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James J. Hill, A Great Life in Brief.

By: Holbrook, Stewart H.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York., Alfred A. Knopf.: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 28199

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


12mo - 18.5 x 12 cm.; 205, vii pp. Hill, the "Empire Builder", (1838-1916) was a Canadian-American railroad executive with the Great Northern Railway responsible for building railways across the northern US. The dust jacket flap describes him as "part visionary, part robber baron, part buccaneer". Bibliography, index. Green cloth-covered boards with gilt spine lettering and blind-stamped title on front cover, red stain on the text block head. Bit of shelfwear and former owner's name on front endpaper; a clean text and sturdy binding. Dust jacket lightly soiled with light edgew... View more info

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The Tiger: The Life of Georges Clemenceau, 1841-1929.

By: Holt, Edgar.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, UK., Hamish Hamilton.: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24984

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; 303 pp. A biography "which presents Clemenceau 'in the round' - not only as politician, but also as patriot, lover of the French soil, journalist, author, friend, husband, father, and above all as an intensely human being." Photos, endnotes, bibliography, index. Holt wrote many books of nineteenth-century history. Green paper-covered boards with gilt spine lettering. A clean, sturdy volume. Dust jacket has very minor edgewear. View more info