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The Glorious Adventure

By Halliburton, Richard

Star Books/Garden City Publishing , 1927 VERY GOOD/VERY GOOD. An excellent copy: clean, tight, square, no markings, excellent black boards, clipped DJ in Bro-Dart, top edge in original yellow by publisher. 6" x 8.25", 354 pages map endpapers, b&w frontispiece photo of author, b&w illustrations in text. The renowned author follows the route of Ulysses around the Mediterannean. . Hard Cover.

$16.00

An Inexplicable Story, Or, The Narrative of Questus Firmus Siculus
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An Inexplicable Story, Or, The Narrative of Questus Firmus Siculus

By Skvorecky, Josef

Toronto: Key Porter Books, 2002 BRAND NEW/BRAND NEW First English Language Edition, Translated from the Czech language. No wear, no markings, pristine. 5.5" x 9.25", 179 pages. Nobel Prize nominee and Governor General's Award winner Josef Skvorecky will enthrall you with a mystery as baffling as any from his Boruvka collections in this puzzle of history, poetry and love. Scrolls describing the life of Questus, a Roman who lived in the 1st century AD during the reign of Augustus, are found in Central America in the tomb of an ancient Mayan king. The central mystery: How did the scrolls come to end up in Central America thousands of years before anyone knew that the Americas existed? An academic mystery that challenges some of our most deeply held beliefs about history.. . Hard Cover.

$14.95

The General in His Labyrinth

By Marques, Gabriel Garcia

Alfred A. Knopf, 1990 VG/VG First English Language Edition, 1st American Printing. Previous owner's ID sticker on front endpaper, handwritten notes on half title page, a few pages with underlined quotes. Boards, binding and pages all VG-Fine. DJ has no tears, no chipping. 5.75" x 8.25", 285 pages. Written in cogent, measured prose, moving to a somber internal rhythm, this short, historically based novel depicts the last days of Simon Bolivar, the Liberator of South America. Originally titled 'El General en Su Laberinto' when first published in Spanish. Margaret Atwood calls this book a "fascinating tour de force and a moving tribute to an extraordinary man.". Hard Cover.

$17.95

The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights, From the Winchester Manuscripts of Thomas Malory and Other Sources

By Steinbeck, John

NY: Farrar Straus and Giroux, 1976 VG+/VG- 4th Printing (1977) HCDJ. A beautiful unmarked copy in blindstamped maroon cloth. Top edge tanned otherwise as-new in all respects. Appears unread. DJ has chipping and short tears, now expertly closed. 6.25" x 9.25", 364 pages. Edited by Chase Horton, Nobel Prize winning author John Steinbeck tells these stories: Merlin, The Knight with Two Swords, The Wedding of King Arthur, The Death of Merlin, Morgan le Fay, Gawain Ewain and Marhalt, The Noble Tale of Sir Lancelot of the Lake.. Hard Cover.

$14.95

My Harp Is Turned to Mourning

By Reimer, Al

Winnipeg, MB: Hyperion Press, 1985. NEAR FINE First Printing. Inscribed and signed by the author on the title page. No creases, superb wraps, brand new unmarked pages. 6" by 9", 440 pages, maps. - Published for the Mennonite Literary Society and the University of Winnipeg, this book describes how the Russians targetted Mennonites in the early 20th century.. Soft Cover.

$32.95

Some Silent Shore

By Johannesson, Sigrid

St. Louis, Mo: Sunrise Publishing Co., 1980 As-New/Near-Fine First Edition. A pristine untouched copy with no markings and no wear - in a very nice unclipped DJ with a trace of shelfwear. 5.75" x 8.75", 179 pages, illustrations by Virginia Krueger Woltzen. The author, who grew up on the shores of Lake Winnipeg, writes with compassion about the experiences of the Paulsons in the early 1930s, through individual stories of courageous women, Icelandic fishermen in Manitoba and Saulteaux Indians.. Hard Cover.

$18.95

Ceremony of the Innocent
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Ceremony of the Innocent

By Caldwell, Taylor

Fawcett Crest, 1976 FINE softcover. Quite clearly unread, no creases, nearly perfect covers, pristine unmarked interiors. 4.25" x 7", 555 pages. Taylor Caldwell's most personal novel, about the coming of age of a woman and country. A romantic, moving and unforgettable tale.. Paperback.

$7.95

Saga Plays (The Passing of Sinfiotli, Ingiald Evilheart, The Sword of Sigurd)

By Betts, Frank

Oxford, UK: B.H. Blackwell, 1917 VERY GOOD First Edition HC. Nice blue cloth with faded spine, minor marks on paper label on front board, part of paper label on spine missing. Nice interiors, solid, as-new hinges, unmarked, top edge tanning. 5.5" x 7.75", 101 pages. Several pages were uncut by the printer, leading me to believe the text is unread. Contains three Viking sagas, The Passing of Sinfiotli, Ingiald Evilheart and The Sword of Sigurd. . Hard Cover.

$45.00

Drums of Niagara, An Adventure Story of Early Canada

By Acland, Eric

Toronto: Thomas Nelson & Sons, 1953 GOOD+/no DJ, First Edition (stated). Once in the collection of a school, and a genealogical society, and marked as such. Only light wear and rubbing to sky blue boards, with red titles. Loosened hinges, but all pages intact and tight, clean and bright text appears unhandled. 5.5" x 8", 226 pages, frontispiece, map endpapers at front, pictorial endpapers at rear, illustrated by Marjorie Lusk Fortey. - In this adventure story of very early Canada, Peter Hartley sets out with a musket and broad-axe, and ends up winning major battles against all odds, saving Fort Niagara, and being granted the King's Commission. This is a historically accurate book, from which emerges the story of the birth of British Canada, the First Parliament of Upper Canada, and the laying of the foundations of a democratic government. . Hard Cover.

$11.95

The Old Loyalist, A Story of United Empire Loyalist Descendants in Canada

By Davis, A.R. (Allan Ross), C.E

Toronto: William Briggs, 1908 VERY GOOD- First Edition HC. Formerly in the collection of a genealogical society, and marked as such. Dark green cloth boards with gold coat of arms and white lettering. Light rubbing at extremities, slight tearing at spine tips. Square and solid binding, only a few pages with small marks. Previous owners' names on prelim pages. 5.5" x 7.75", 367 pages, glossy frontispiece by A.M. Wickson with tissue guard. Historical fiction, the stories of the United Empire Loyalists, and their descendants in Canada. . Hard Cover.

$140.00

A Rose for Virtue, The Very Private Life of Hortense, Stepdaughter of Napoleon I, Mother of Napoleon III

By Lofts, Norah

NY: Doubleday, 1971 VERY GOOD+/VERY GOOD book club edition HCDJ. A beautiful unmarked copy: crisp, clean, tight, no markings, nice boards, text appears unhandled and unread. DJ has light edge wear & a couple of really small edge tears. 5.75" x 8.5", 278 pages. The private life of one of history's most fascinating women, the romantic heroine known as Hortense de Beauharnais, stepdaughter of Napoleon Bonaparte. It's a vivid portrait of Napoleonic France, and of a woman who became a reluctant partner in its glory - and an innocent victim of its hatreds and intrigues. . Hard Cover.

$11.95

The Soldier and the Sage: A Novel About Akiba

By Hubler, Richard G

NY: Crown Publishers, 1966 Very Good/Very Good First Edition, 1st Printing. A nice ex-library copy with few markings. Excellent green cloth boards, tight binding, clean text. Clipped DJ has been protected in mylar since 1966, very nice. 6" x 8.5", 375 pages. A stirring account of a great sage of the Jewish people, Akiba ben Joseph. The story is told by Rufus Teneius, a Roman tribune, who watched with divided feelings as his friend Akiba helped Simeon Bar Cocheba lead a revolt against Rome that almost brought the Empire of Hadrian to its knees. "Peopled with a host of legionaries, proconsuls, slaves, insurrectionists, martyrs, and saints, this novel of that age of struggle and bloodshed carries the reader past war to the whispers of eternity and compassion to come, as the Jews reaffirmed their deathless faith in the one God.". Hard Cover.

$11.95

The Nobleman

By Benedikt, B.D

Eric S. Rosen Publishing, 1986 Fine/VG+ First Edition, 1st Printing HCDJ. An exceptional copy in brand new condition, previous owner's name on front endpaper, no other markings. DJ has tiny edge tears, trace of shelfwear. 5.5" x 8.5", 383 pages. Excellent novel by this award winning Canadian writer and film maker. "Through a tragic destiny of one noble family, the Ludbergs, Benedikt describes to us in the most dramatic way the fall of the East European aristocracyt under Nazi occupation and their final and total annihilation with the coming of Communism." . Hard Cover.

$12.95

Sha-Ko-Ka

By Square, Jocelyn

Winnipeg, Canada: Jocelyn Square, 1980. BRAND NEW 6" by 9" in glossy card covers. Signed by the author on the title page. Tremendous illustrations, in both b&w and color, by Susan A. Ross. A work of fiction based on true historical events, the building of Upper and Lower Fort Garry on the Red River of Manitoba. During the 1850's, Lower Ft. Garry emerged with a strong role as the southern depot for supplying provisions for the fur trade. This is the story of two young Indian boys, Sha-ko-ka and his brother Amoo.. Soft Cover. Illus. by Susan A. Ross.

$11.95

Sha-Ko-Ka

By Square, Jocelyn

Winnipeg, Canada: Jocelyn Square, 1980. BRAND NEW 6" by 9" in glossy card covers. Signed by the author on the title page. Tremendous illustrations, in both b&w and color, by Susan A. Ross. A work of fiction based on true historical events, the building of Upper and Lower Fort Garry on the Red River of Manitoba. During the 1850's, Lower Ft. Garry emerged with a strong role as the southern depot for supplying provisions for the fur trade. This is the story of two young Indian boys, Sha-ko-ka and his brother Amoo.. Soft Cover. Illus. by Susan A. Ross.

$11.95

Trumpet of Salvation: A Biographical Novel on the Lives of William and Catherine Booth, Founders of the Salvation Army

By Nygaard, Norman E

Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan Publishing House, 1961. VERY GOOD/VERY GOOD First Edition, 1st Printing. Ex-Church library, but appears unread, has few markings, quite nice. Clipped DJ is bright and colorful, only a trace of edge wear. 5.75" by 8.25", 180 pages. An unforgettable story about the founders of the Salvation Army, by the Minneapolis born author (1897) and Presbyterian pastor (Los Angeles, Syracuse, Kimball, NB).. Hard Cover.

$11.95

My Harp Is Turned to Mourning

By Reimer, Al

Winnipeg, MB: Hyperion Press, 1985. VG- First Edition softcover, 1st Printing, warmly inscribed and signed by the author on the title page. A nice copy of this scarce book, with light wear to covers and pristine unmarked interiors, no spine creases. 6" by 9", 440 pages, maps on inside covers. - The tenth volume of a series, published for the Mennonite Literary Society and the University of Winnipeg, of stories dealing with the Mennonite experience in the Soviet Union. This is a sweeping historical novel, set in the years 1905 to 1924, that depicts peace-loving Mennonites caught helplessly in the cataclysmic events of the Russian Revolution and its aftermath.. Soft Cover.

$22.95

The Monarchs of Merry England: William I to Richard III

By Carse, Roland

Leeds, England: Alf Cooke Ltd. GOOD+ large format HC, 9" x 11.25", circa 1907-1910. Eighteen full-page color plates and many b&w vignettes by W. Heath Robinson, Britain's premier illustrator in the early 20th century. Historical rhymes of historical times by Roland Carse. Boards rubbed at corners, red cloth spine has 2.5" tear at bottom. Front hinge weakened, several pages with short edge tears, markings on back of one plate only, two of 18 plates loose with wear to edges, no foxing. . Hard Cover. Illus. by W. Heath Robinson.

$48.00

The Judgment House

By Parker, Gilbert

NY: A.L. Burt, 1913. Very Good HC in bright crimson boards with black border & designs, and white lettering. Boards nearly fine, binding square and solid, hinges tight, all 469 pages excellent, no foxing. Tiny tear at base of title page, frontis and all three b&w plates by W. Hatherell, one plate loose, fore-edges slightly darkened, former owner's name on front endpaper otherwise unmarked. Includes glossary of Africaans vocabulary on page 471. A very nice copy of this antique book, no DJ as issued. - - - Historical novel set in Britain at the time of the Boer War and the Jameson Raid. The author was born at Camden East in what is now Ontario, in 1860, and educated at Trinity College.. Hard Cover.

$22.95

The Man From Glengarry: A Tale of the Ottawa

By Connor, Ralph

Chicago: Fleming H. Revell Co., 1901. VERY GOOD+ First U.S. Edition of this historical novel of the building of the Canadian West by the men of Glengarry. Deep maroon boards with orange and yellow designs, image of man log rolling on a river on front, gilt titles on spine. No bumps, square & solid, two ownership stickers otherwise unmarked. All pages crisp & clean, no foxing. 5.5" by 7.75", 473 pages. - A tale of loggers on the Scotch and Ottawa Rivers, stories of the sons of Scotland's Glengarry men. "For not wealth, not enterprise, not energy, can build a nation into sure greatness, but men, and only men with the fear of God in their hearts, and with no other." "The men are worth remembering. They carried the marks of their blood in their fierce passions, their courage, their loyalty; and of the forest in their patience, their resourcefulness, their self-reliance.". Hard Cover.

$30.00

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