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WAKE OF THE GREAT SEALERS.

by Mowat, Farley

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Published
1973
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Very Good
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First Edition
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9780771015274
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Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1973. 157 pp, 11 7/8" H, green cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour. Inscribed on front free endpaper: "To Linda & Royston / with kind regards / & best wishes, / David Blackwood". "Farley Mowat describes the Newfoundland men of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries who set out… Read more
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DOORS HELD AJAR.

by Brown, Isobel; Krachun, Peggy Smith; Strowbridge, Nellie P. Helen Fogwill Porter and Bernice Morgan, compilers.

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Published
1997
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Very Good
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First Edition
ISBN
9781895387766
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St. John's, Newfoundland: Killick Press, 1997. 182 pp, 8 3/8" H. "(This book) reflects not only the distinctive narrative voices of its authors, but also the diverse life-experiences of these three women: growing up in Glasgow between the wars, growing up in a small Newfoundland outport, growing up within the constraints of a fundamentalist religion, coming to this country… Read more
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HISTORIC NEWFOUNDLAND.

by Horwood, Harold

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Published
1986
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Very Good+
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First Edition
ISBN
9780195405644
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Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1986. Unpaginated, 10 3/4" H. Profusely illustrated with colour photographs. "Newfoundland history is that of a people struggling against just about everything - storms and ice-fields, pirates and privateers who wanted to rob them of their meagre earnings, Dutch and French raiders sent to wrest their country from them, and last of all, their own… Read more
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THE EARLY TRADING COMPANIES OF NEW FRANCE: A CONTRIBUTION TO THE HISTORY OF COMMERCE AND DISCOVERY IN NORTH AMERICA.

by Biggar, H.P.

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Published
1901
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Good
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First, Limited Edition.
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Toronto: University of Toronto Library, 1901. 308 pp, 10 1/4" H. No. 118 of the limited first edition of 600 copies. Rebound in maroon cloth with gilt lettering on spine, new endpapers. An ex-library copy with college stamp on top edge of textblock, library stamps, etc. on free endpapers. *Please note: lacks fold-out map that should… Read more
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CENSUS ATLAS OF NEWFOUNDLAND, 1971.

by Shrimpton, Mark, preface.

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Published
1977
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St. John's, Newfoundland: Institute of Social and Economic Research, Memorial University of Newfoundland, 1977. Approximately 180 pp (pagination varies throughout atlas), 11 1/2" H. White plastic three ring binder with blue/yellow decoration. Full page maps with heavy card dividers between sections. Contents: Preface; Province of Newfoundland (Introductory Maps / Sex, Fertility and Age / Education / Mobility… Read more
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DOCUMENTARY PROBLEMS IN CANADIAN HISTORY. VOLUME II: POST CONFEDERATION.

by Bumsted, J.M., editor. (Paul Stevens, G.N. Emery, Charles W. Humphries, Douglas L. Cole, Donald Arthur Kubesh, C.M. Wallace, J.L. Granatstein, Richard Allen, Patricia Roy, G.E. Panting, Laurier La Pierre, Bruce W. Hodgins.)

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Published
1969
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Very Good
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First Edition
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Georgetown, Ontario: Irwin-Dorsey, 1969. 314 pp, 10" H. "The collection includes twelve articles by some of the leading specialists in a number of areas of Canadian history since Confederation. Each specialist concentrates on a certain problem and incorporates some of the documentary evidence he himself would employ in considering the problem." Contents: Laurier and National Unity;… Read more
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THE ROCK OBSERVED: STUDIES IN THE LITERATURE OF NEWFOUNDLAND.

by O'Flaherty, Patrick.

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Published
1979
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Very Good
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780802023513
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Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1979. 222 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. "(A) study of how Newfoundland has been pereceived over the centuries by the islanders themselves and by outsiders. (This book) offers an integrated survey of Newfoundland literature, culture, and history. It illustrates the forces that have made Newfoundland a special place… Read more
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THE ATLANTIC PROVINCES: NEWFOUNDLAND, NOVA SCOTIA, NEW BRUNSWICK, PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND. CANADIAN LOCAL HISTORIES TO 1950: A BIBLIOGRAPHY / VOLUME I.

by Morley, William F.E.

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Published
1967
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Very Good+
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First Edition
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Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1967. 137 pp, 10" H. 4 maps (2 fold out), some facsimile title pages. "(This book) is not only a work of reference but also a bibliographical study. It is invaluable as a source of information not only to historians or those who are mainly interested in the history of their home… Read more
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THE NEW FOUNDE LAND.

by Mowat, Farley.

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Published
1989
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Fine
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Reprint
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9780771066894
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Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1989. 330 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). Map. "1989 (marked) the fortieth anniversay of Newfoundland's entrance into the Canadian confederation. Farley Mowat, Canada's most impassioned man of letters, has had a long and rich association with Newfoundland. Over the years he has come to feel an abiding love for her untamed… Read more
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NEWFOUNDLAND IN THE NORTH ATLANTIC WORLD, 1929-1949.

by Neary, Peter.

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Published
1988
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Very Good+
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780773506688
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Kingston: McGill - Queen's University Press, 1988. 459 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, map. "Following a brief summary of major developments in Newfoundland before 1929, Neary gives an account of the tumultuous events that led to the demise of responsible self-government and the establishment of a British-appointed Commission of Government in 1934. He draws material from… Read more
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ALBERT PERLIN: A BIOGRAPHY.

by Hollohan, Francis G.

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Published
1985
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First Edition
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St. John's, Newfoundland: Jesperson Press, 1985. 136 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w photographs. "(G)ives a colourful account of one man's profession. Albert Perlin would have to be considered one of Newfoundland's first professional journalists and with it came an unwavering concern for his country's social, political and cultural future. Along with a view of the man,… Read more
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EDUCATION IN THE ATLANTIC PROVINCES. LECTURES DELIVERED UNDER THE QUANCE LECTURES IN CANADIAN EDUCATION.

by Frecker, G. A. Foreword by W. P. Thompson.

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Published
1956
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Toronto: W.J. Gage, 1956. 112 pp, 8vo (8" H). Publisher's reply card and business card laid in. Contents: Dr. G.A. Frecker: A Biographical Sketch; Lecture I: The Historical Background and Earlier Developments; Lecture II: Education for Our Times. Minor musty odor, fiant foxing marks on top of text block. Glassine dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling,… Read more
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THE ART OF DAVID BLACKWOOD.

by Gough, William. (David Blackwood).

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Published
1988
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Fine
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780075496809
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Toronto: McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 1988. Unpaginated, square small 4to (10 3/4" H x 10 3/4" D). Profusely illustrated with colour reproductions of the artist's work and b&w photographs. "(This book) is an experience as direct as a Nor'Easter, powerful as spring. It gathers together, for the first time in print, a retrospective of the major works of this… Read more
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THE SHORT TRIANGLE. A STORY OF THE SEA AND MEN WHO GO DOWN TO IT IN SHIPS.

by Young, George. (Inscribed by author.)

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Published
1991
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Very Good
Edition
8th Printing
ISBN
9780920454015
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Queensland, Nova Scotia: Self-published, 1991. 79 pp, 8 15/16" H. In dust wrapper which repeats design on front cover. Inscribed on page 5: "For ____ and ________; With the Warmest Wishes of the Author, George Young of Queensland N.S. Christmas, 2001." B&w photographs, drawing. "The Short Triangle was an area bounded by drawing a line from… Read more
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THE BATTLE OF THE SOMME: THE HEROISM AND HORROR OF WAR.

by Gilbert, Martin.

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Published
2006
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Very Good+
Edition
First Canadian Edition.
ISBN
9780771035470
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Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 2006. 332 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs, maps. "(O)n 1 July 1916, on the first day of the Battle of the Somme, 733 of 801 men in the 1st Newfoundland Regiment were killed. From their starting position in a British support trench, the Newfoundlanders had to cross some 230 metres… Read more
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RIOTS AND RELIGION IN NEWFOUNDLAND: THE CLASH BETWEEN PROTESTANTS AND CATHOLICS IN THE EARLY SETTLEMENT OF NEWFOUNDLAND.

by Dawe, David.

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Published
2011
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Very Good+
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9781926881041
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St. John's, Newfoundland: Flanker, 2011. 244 pp, 9" H. B&w illustrations. "(D)elves into the history of conflict between our English and Irish ancestors, a controversial topic that has been overlooked, diminished, or completely ignored in many history books. (The author) retraces the foundation of Newfoundland's religious history and explains how the battle between the English Protestants and the Irish… Read more
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DOCTOR OLDS OF TWILLINGATE: PORTRAIT OF AN AMERICAN SURGEON IN NEWFOUNDLAND.

by Saunders, Gary L.

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Published
1997
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Very Good+
Edition
Third Printing
ISBN
9781550810929
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St. John's, Newfoundland: Breakwater, 1997. 367 pp, 9" H. B&w photographs, illustrations. "John Olds grew up in Connecticut, sailed on Long Island Sound, played polo for Yale and went to medical school at Johns Hopkins. As a third year medical student he went on a summer's adventure to an unheard of hospital in the equally obscure town of Twillingate in… Read more
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THE PRICE PAID FOR CHARLEY.

by Pilgrim, Earl B. Signed. Edited by Burton K. Janes.

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Published
1990
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Edition
Second Edition
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White Bay, Newfoundland : Tromso Enterprises, 1990. 207 pp, 8vo (8 3/8" H). B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. Signed by author at bottom of first page. "This book is written as a special report to the ruling authorities as a commendation of four people who worked personally for many years with Sir Wilfred T. Grenfell. From all indications, it is… Read more
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THE IRON DOOR (AN ODE).

by Pratt, E.J.

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Published
1927
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First, Limited Edition.
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Toronto: Macmillan Company of Canada, 1927. 30 pp, 7 7/8" H. One of nine hundred copies printed on Byronic White Laid Paper. B&w illustrations. "E.J. Pratt's first poems reflect the seafaring environment in which he passed his youth, 'Newfoundland Verse' being a collection of lyrics and narratives of seafaring and fishing life. 'The Witches' Brew' is an imaginative and… Read more
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A BATTLE LOST: AN UNSUCCESSFUL ATTEMPT TO SAVE THE SEAL HUNT.

by Patey, Francis.

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Published
1990
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St. Anthony, Nfld.: Privately Printed, 1990. 86 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). B&w photographs. Inscribed on title page: "Best Wishes / Francis Patey / Dec. 1990". Contents: A Historical Sketch of the Seal Hunt; The Protesters Arrive; Supporters of the the Seal Hunt Organize; Planning for a Showdown; The Media Circus Comes to St. Anthony; The Long-awaited… Read more
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