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HOW TO TELL A STORY AND OTHER ESSAYS., Twain, Mark,  (Samuel L. Clemens.)
HOW TO TELL A STORY AND OTHER ESSAYS.
Twain, Mark, (Samuel L. Clemens.)
150.00 USD
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RENOWN AT STRATFORD:  A RECORD OF THE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL IN CANADA 1953 / TWICE HAVE THE TRUMPETS SOUNDED:  A RECORD OF THE STRAFORD SHAKESPEAREAN FESTIVAL IN CANADA 1954 / THRICE THE BRINDED CAT HATH MEW'D:  A RECORD...1955.  3 VOLUMES., Guthrie, Tyrone & Davies, Robertson.
RENOWN AT STRATFORD: A RECORD OF THE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL IN CANADA 1953 / TWICE HAVE THE TRUMPETS SOUNDED: A RECORD OF THE STRAFORD SHAKESPEAREAN FESTIVAL IN CANADA 1954 / THRICE THE BRINDED CAT HATH MEW'D: A RECORD...1955. 3 VOLUMES.
Guthrie, Tyrone & Davies, Robertson.
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CAMP VERNON:  A CENTURY OF CANADIAN  MILITARY HISTORY., Rayment, Hugh & Sherlock, Patrick.  Foreword By Pierre Berton.
CAMP VERNON: A CENTURY OF CANADIAN MILITARY HISTORY.
Rayment, Hugh & Sherlock, Patrick. Foreword By Pierre Berton.
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MY LIFE STORY.  Plus: THE BRIGADE OF GURKHAS.  Plus: CARD., Limbu, Rambahadur, Lieutenant, VC - as told to Warrant Officer Class II Kulbahadur Rai.  Introduction by Major C.E. Maunsell.
MY LIFE STORY. Plus: THE BRIGADE OF GURKHAS. Plus: CARD.
Limbu, Rambahadur, Lieutenant, VC - as told to Warrant Officer Class II Kulbahadur Rai. Introduction by Major C.E. Maunsell.
75.00 USD
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FLASH GORDON.  BOOK ONE: MASSACRE IN THE 22nd CENTURY.  BOOK TWO: WAR OF THE CITADELS.  BOOK THREE: CRISIS ON CITADEL II.  BOOK FOUR: FORCES FROM THE FEDERATION.  BOOK SIX: CITADELS ON EARTH.  5 BOOK PARTIAL SET., (Hagberg, David.)
FLASH GORDON. BOOK ONE: MASSACRE IN THE 22nd CENTURY. BOOK TWO: WAR OF THE CITADELS. BOOK THREE: CRISIS ON CITADEL II. BOOK FOUR: FORCES FROM THE FEDERATION. BOOK SIX: CITADELS ON EARTH. 5 BOOK PARTIAL SET.
(Hagberg, David.)
35.00 USD
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TOIL & TROUBLE: MILITARY EXPEDITIONS TO RED RIVER., Stanley, George F.G.
TOIL & TROUBLE: MILITARY EXPEDITIONS TO RED RIVER.
Stanley, George F.G.
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THE GOLDEN TREASURY OF THE BEST SONGS AND LYRICAL POEMS IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE.  (PALGRAVE'S GOLDEN TREASURY OF SONGS & LYRICS.), Palgrave, Francis Turner, selected and arranged with notes by.  Robert Burns, Lord Byron, William Cowper, Thomas Gray, Robert Herrick, Charles Lamb, John Milton, Sir Walter Scott, William Shakespeare, William Wordsworth, Percy Bysshe Shelley, et al.
THE GOLDEN TREASURY OF THE BEST SONGS AND LYRICAL POEMS IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE. (PALGRAVE'S GOLDEN TREASURY OF SONGS & LYRICS.)
Palgrave, Francis Turner, selected and arranged with notes by. Robert Burns, Lord Byron, William Cowper, Thomas Gray, Robert Herrick, Charles Lamb, John Milton, Sir Walter Scott, William Shakespeare, William Wordsworth, Percy Bysshe Shelley, et al.
50.00 USD
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THAIS., France, Anatole.  Translated by Robert B. Douglas.
THAIS.
France, Anatole. Translated by Robert B. Douglas.
45.00 USD
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THE BELLS ON FINLAND STREET., Cook, Lyn.
THE BELLS ON FINLAND STREET.
Cook, Lyn.
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TORONTO SKETCHES 6.  "THE WAY WE WERE" COLUMNS FROM THE TORONTO SUNDAY SUN., Filey, Mike.
TORONTO SKETCHES 6. "THE WAY WE WERE" COLUMNS FROM THE TORONTO SUNDAY SUN.
Filey, Mike.
15.00 USD
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QUENTIN DURWARD., Scott, Walter, Sir.
QUENTIN DURWARD.
Scott, Walter, Sir.
20.00 USD
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OLD MORTALITY., Scott, Walter, Sir.
OLD MORTALITY.
Scott, Walter, Sir.
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SURREALIST GAMES.  (BOXED SET WITH BOOK, LITTLE SURREALIST DICTIONARY, FOLD-OUT POSTER/GAMEBOARD., Brotchie, Alastair.  Edited by Mel Gooding.
SURREALIST GAMES. (BOXED SET WITH BOOK, LITTLE SURREALIST DICTIONARY, FOLD-OUT POSTER/GAMEBOARD.
Brotchie, Alastair. Edited by Mel Gooding.
20.00 USD
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MOONWALKING WITH EINSTEIN:  THE ART AND SCIENCE OF REMEMBERING EVERYTHING., Foer, Joshua.
MOONWALKING WITH EINSTEIN: THE ART AND SCIENCE OF REMEMBERING EVERYTHING.
Foer, Joshua.
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JABBERWOCKY.  FROM 'THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS'., Carroll, Lewis.  Illustrated by Graeme Base.
JABBERWOCKY. FROM 'THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS'.
Carroll, Lewis. Illustrated by Graeme Base.
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HOPE IS THE THING WITH FEATHERS:  A PERSONAL CHRONICLE OF VANISHED BIRDS., Cokinos, Christopher.
HOPE IS THE THING WITH FEATHERS: A PERSONAL CHRONICLE OF VANISHED BIRDS.
Cokinos, Christopher.
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MANNERS AND MONUMENTS OF PREHISTORIC PEOPLES., Nadaillac, The Marquis de.  Translated by Nancy Bell (N. D'Anvers).
MANNERS AND MONUMENTS OF PREHISTORIC PEOPLES.
Nadaillac, The Marquis de. Translated by Nancy Bell (N. D'Anvers).
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THE A-B-C OF AVIATION., Page, Victor W., Captain.
THE A-B-C OF AVIATION.
Page, Victor W., Captain.
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THE LONELINESS OF THE LONG-DISTANCE RUNNER., Sillitoe, Alan.
THE LONELINESS OF THE LONG-DISTANCE RUNNER.
Sillitoe, Alan.
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DREAMCATCHERS: MYTHS AND HISTORY.  (DREAM CATCHERS), Gottlieb, Julie V., Researcher
DREAMCATCHERS: MYTHS AND HISTORY. (DREAM CATCHERS)
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SPLENDOUR AT COURT:  DRESSING FOR ROYAL OCCASIONS SINCE 1700., Arch, Nigel and Marschner, Joanna.
SPLENDOUR AT COURT: DRESSING FOR ROYAL OCCASIONS SINCE 1700.
Arch, Nigel and Marschner, Joanna.
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