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The Race for Copper Island

by Spalding, Henry S.

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Dave Shoots, Bookseller
Published
1905
Condition
Very Good Minus
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Presumed First
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$25.00

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New York, Cincinnati, Chicago: Benziger Brothers, 1905 Original dark blue cloth with white lettering and black and white decoration on boards. Illustration of two men (one white, one aboriginal) in a canoe, and two rifles on front cover. Gift inscription. Small dark spots on several pages, not affecting text. The protaganist, Paul Guibeau, tries to beat Louis Joliet… Read more
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Tears on the Diadem

by Dorsey, Mrs. Anna H.

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Published
1896
Condition
Good Plus
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$50.00

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New York: P. J. Kenedy & Sons, 1896 Original blue-grey cloth on boards with black titles and orange and black Art Nouveau illustration of a crown atop a rosebush on the cover. Gift inscription dated 1913. Fading and hand-soiling. Pages 131 and 133 have 1" tears at page edge not affecting text. This story is set… Read more
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Under Which Flag? A Romance of the Bourbon Restoration

by Staniforth, Edith

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Dave Shoots, Bookseller
Published
1915
Condition
Good
Edition
Presumed First
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$25.00

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London/St. Louis: R. & T. Washbourne Limited/B. Herder, 1915 Original blue cloth with gilt titles on the spine and French flags on the front cover. Gift inscription. Front hinge broken. Back hinge cracked. Hand soil. 355 pp. . Presumed First. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. 5 x 7 1/2 Inches.
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Return to Acadia; An Historical Romance

by Clarke, George Frederick

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Dave Shoots, Bookseller
Published
1952
Condition
Very Good
Edition
Stated First Edition
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$25.00

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Fredericton, N.B.: Brunswick, 1952 Original grey cloth on boards, green spine lettering. DJ has several minor closed tears, with half-inch length missing from top of spine. A novel of the Acadians. This writer greatly praised by his peers. 252 pp.. Stated First Edition. Hard Cover.. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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The Brother Keepers; The Great War Odyssey of Sable MacInnes and His Brothers

by MacNintch, John E. (Ted)

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Dave Shoots, Bookseller
Published
2007
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition.
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$50.00

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Old Saybrook, CT: AquaDoc Publications, 2007 From minister's sons to battling brothers. Please allow for extra postage. 779 pp.. Signed by Author. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Maps and Photos. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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Katherine

by Seton, Anya

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Dave Shoots, Bookseller
Published
1956
Condition
Very Good
Edition
Reprint
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$25.00

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London: Reprint Society, 1956 The story of a love affair between Katherine Swynford and John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster. Set in England in the Fourteenth Century. Very light foxing stain on both endpapers. 575 pp.. Reprint. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.
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Dear Dark Head; An Intimate Story of Ireland

by Landreth, Helen

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Dave Shoots, Bookseller
Published
1936
Condition
Very Good
Edition
Second Printing
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$15.00

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London: Whittlesey House, 1936 Faded red cloth on boards. "Story, legend, and history" of England/Ireland conflict according to Kirkus Review. Heavy book might need extra postage. Rear hinge cracked and glued. 385 pp.. Second Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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The Forge in the Forest

by Roberts, Charles G. D.

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Dave Shoots, Bookseller
Published
2003
Condition
Very Good
Edition
Reprint
ISBN
9780887806049
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$15.00

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Halifax: Formac Publishing Co. Ltd., 2003 Fictional excerpt from the period of the French and Indian Wars, in what is now called Nova Scotia. 311 pp. Soft cover. No writing or damage.. Reprint. Soft Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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Dragon Harvest

by Sinclair, Upton

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Dave Shoots, Bookseller
Published
1945
Condition
Good Plus to Very Good
Edition
Third Edition
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$30.00

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New York: Viking Canada(Penguin), 1945 Red cloth on boards. Price-clipped DJ chipped around edges. No writing. Sixth in a series of 11 volumes based on the adventures of Lanny Budd, who penetrated the German war machine on behalf of the Allies. This volume covers the period from 1938-1940, from Munich to the fall of France. 703 pp.. Third… Read more
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Consort for Victoria

by Wilkins, Vaughan

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Dave Shoots, Bookseller
Published
1959
Condition
Very Good
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$15.00

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Garden City, N. Y.: Doubleday & Co, Inc., 1959 When Queen Victoria has her eye set on Albert of Saxe-Coburg as husband and consort, opponents start the story that Albert is illegitimate. They hope that she will turn the throne over to Ernest of Hanover. Two friends of the Queen save the day. 284 pp.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. 8vo… Read more
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The Draytons and the Davenants; A Story of the Civil Wars

by Charles, Elizabeth Rundle

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Dave Shoots, Bookseller
Published
1878
Condition
Fair to Good
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$15.00

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New York: Dodd, Mead. & Company, 1878 Brown cloth on boards, embossed front and back. Grubby covers and endpapers: text clean. No reviews found. Assumed to be historical fiction. 509 pp. Bookplate of Seamen's Friend Society.. Hard Cover. Fair to Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Fay-Cox. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.
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In the Reign of Terror

by Henty, G.A.

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Dave Shoots, Bookseller
Published
1896
Condition
Good Plus to Very Good
Edition
First Canadian Edition
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$100.00

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Toronto: William Briggs, 1896 Brown cloth on boards. Gift note dated '97. Another story set in the French Revolution. Front hinge showing strain but not broken. Eight b/w illustrations. 351 pp.. First Canadian Edition. Hard Cover. Good Plus to Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by J. Schonberg. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.
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Annette; The Story of a Pioneer Woman

by Nadeau-Single, Lee

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Dave Shoots, Bookseller
Published
1990
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition Stated
ISBN
9780533088195
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$25.00

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New York: Vantage Press, Inc., 1990 Black cloth on boards. Unclipped DJ glossy and intact. The author draws upon her habitant background to create this historical novel. Sensible treatment of nakedness, sex, and rape make for a positive learning experience for younger readers. 138 pp.. Signed by Author. First Edition Stated. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾"… Read more
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The Arm and the Darkness

by Caldwell, Taylor

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Dave Shoots, Bookseller
Published
1944
Condition
Good Plus to Very Good
Edition
Reprint
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$50.00

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New York: Sun Dial Press, 1944 Red cloth on boards. First t wo leaves folded. Previous owner's initials. France in the time of Cardinal Richelieu at the height of the struggle between the Roman Catholics and Huguenots. Romantic love story of a mixed coupling. 604 pp.. Reprint. Hard Cover. Good Plus to Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" -… Read more
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Barbarian

by Price, Willard

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Dave Shoots, Bookseller
Published
1941
Condition
Good Plus to Very Good
Edition
First Edition (No Additional printings)
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$125.00

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New York: John Day Company, 1941 Blue cloth on boards. Interesting romance based on the implications of the Open Door policy towards isolationist Japan in the 1850's. Young Jonathan Boone had helped to carry President Fillmore's demanding letter to the Japanese ruler. Five years later he moved there and married a Japanese girl. Things do not go well. 310 pp.… Read more
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The Young Robert Bruce

by Oliver, Jane

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Dave Shoots, Bookseller
Published
1962
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Good Plus to Very Good
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London: Max Parrish, 1962 Maroon paper on boards. I misjudged this book completely. At first I thought it was intended for young readers, for the protagonist is only seven and the illustration simplistic. After a chapter I raised the reading level to "juvenile." Not long after that I was bothered by unfamiliar terms to the extent that I judged… Read more
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The Birth of Mischief

by Sabatini, Rafael

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Dave Shoots, Bookseller
Published
1945
Condition
Good Plus
Edition
First ( No Additional printings)
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$20.00

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Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1945 Bright red cloth on boards. Price-clipped DJ torn head and foot of spine. The Crown Prince Fritz is about to finish his own composition, preparatory to riding off to battle. 308 pp.. First ( No Additional printings). Hard Cover. Good Plus/Fair. Illus. by John Alan Maxwell (DJ). 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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The Splendid Spur; Being Memoirs of the Adventures of Mr. John Marvel, Etc.

by Quiller-Couch, A. T. (Ed.)

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Condition
Good
Edition
Reprint
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$15.00

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London: Thomas Nelson & Sons, Ltd. Red cloth on boards. Previous owner's name. No other writing. A small, readable copy of this popular romance set in King Charles's time, written about 1890. Some wear to front joint. 287 pp.. Reprint. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.
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The Trail of the Conestoga

by Dunham, Mabel

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Published
1942
Condition
Good Plus to Very Good
Edition
First. (No Additional printings)
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$30.00

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Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1942 Fading green cloth on boards. No writing or physical damage. Mennonites of Pennsylvania, called "Pennsylvania Dutch", emigrate to Canada. The Conestoga wagon originated with the Conestogas, of the Iroquois Confederacy, in Pennsylvania. 340 pp. plus glossary. . First. (No Additional printings). Hard Cover. Good Plus to Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾"… Read more
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The Settlers in Canada

by Captain Marryat

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Condition
Good
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$15.00

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London: Collins' Clear-type Press Red cloth on boards. Cover embossed. Spine faded. Newly-arrived in Canada, Mr. and Mrs. Campbell inherit a large sum of money. 320 pp.. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. Illus. by J.F.. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.
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