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The Hull Home Fire. First Edition

By: ABBOTT, Linda.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Flanker Press, St. John's, NF, 2013, ISBN:9781771172622: 2013

Seller ID: 104317

ISBN: 1771172622


ABBOTT, Linda. The Hull Home Fire. St. John's : Flanker Press Limited, (2013). First Printing. Pp. (6),1-231,(3). 8vo (139 x 216 mm), photo-illustrated orange - brown card covers with white lettering to spine. Linda Abbott (b. 1954, St. John's, Newfoundland) was living there at the time of publication. "Day after day, thousands of people passed by an unassuming, three-storey building on the corner of New Gower and Springdale streets in St. John's. Operated by the Hull family, the ground floor was rented to a commission merchant; the top two floors and annex buildi... View more info

Quest of the Golden Gannet. First Edition, Paperback

By: BARNHOUSE, Dorothy P.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Breakwater Books, St. John's, NL, 1979, ISBN:0919948618:

Seller ID: 2360


BARNHOUSE, Dorothy P. Quest of the Golden Gannet. (St.John's, Newfoundland): Breakwater Books Limited., (1979). Pp (5), vi-xiv, 1-97,(1). Illustrated . 8vo, art-illustrated cardcovers. Winner of the Beaver Award for Juvenile Fiction. For Barnhouse (b. 1914, Burin) see ENL:I:132. Out of print. "Questof the Golden Gannet relates the story of a young boy's fear of the unknow n and his reactions when adventure, danger and responsibility are thrust upon him. It is a story about adolescent friendship and boy-girl relationships but more importantly about maturation and growth. Tfrs tale is set in... View more info

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All Gone Widdun. First Edition.

By: BECKEL, Annamarie

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Breakwater, St. John's, 1999, ISBN:1550811479: 1999

Seller ID: 30713


BECKEL, Annamarie. All Gone Widdun. (St. John's, NF) : Breakwater, (1999). First Edition. Pp (4),5-385,(7). 8vo, art-illustrated cardcovers (cover art by Gerald Squires). Annamarie L. Beckel (b. central Ohio) . This was her first novel. "All Gone Widdun is a work of fiction. Most of the major events in the novel are based on accounts in James P. Howley's classic, The Beothucks oe Red Indians [...], and Ingeborg Marshall's A History and Ethnography of the Beothuk [...]. Nearly all the named characters-with a few notable exceptions - were real people. Their personalitie... View more info

Sunrise for Peter. First Edition In dustjacket

By: BIRD, Will R.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Ryerson, 1946,:

Seller ID: 29610


BIRD, Will R. Sunrise for Peter and Other Stories. Toronto : The Ryerson Press, (September 1946). First Printing. Pp [i]-vii,1-223,(1). 8vo, orange cloth, black lettering to spine. Watters p.249, Rhodenizer p.766, Laugher p.38. Not in O'Dea. Includes 1. Sunrise for Peter [Newfoundlanders at the Somme]; 2. The Dory Builder; 3. The Substance of Content [Newfoundland]; 4. Paid-up Member; 5. When a Boy's a Man; 6. The First Platoon; 7. Ma's Enlargement; 8. Beyond the Wire; 9. Movies Come to Gull Point [Newfoundland?]; 10. Out of the Past [a Chignecto story]; 11. One Cold Night; 12. Brother [Spence... View more info

Sunrise for Peter. First Edition

By: BIRD, Will R.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Ryerson, Toronto, 1946,:

Seller ID: 107384


BIRD, Will R. Sunrise for Peter and Other Stories. Toronto : The Ryerson Press, (September 1946). First Printing. Pp [i]-vii,1-223,(1). 8vo, orange cloth, black lettering to spine. Watters p.249, Rhodenizer p.766, Laugher p.38. Not in O'Dea. Includes 1. Sunrise for Peter [Newfoundlanders at the Somme]; 2. The Dory Builder; 3. The Substance of Content [Newfoundland]; 4. Paid-up Member; 5. When a Boy's a Man; 6. The First Platoon; 7. Ma's Enlargement; 8. Beyond the Wire; 9. Movies Come to Gull Point [Newfoundland?]; 10. Out of the Past [a Chignecto story]; 11. One Cold Night; 12. Brother [Spence... View more info

Return of the Native. First Printing.

By: BUTLER, Jonathan

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Breakwater, St. John's, 2007, ISBN:1550812300:

Seller ID: 103333


BUTLER, Jonathan. Return of the Native. (St. John's): Breakwater, (2007). First Printing. Pp. (8),9-159,(1). 8vo, illustrated white, green and pink card covers with black lettering to front cover and spine. "Kissing the big-city life goodbye, Udo Nomi returns to Newfoundland from Toronto for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to be a hero for his people -- to help free 'The Republic'. In a comic, quasi-parody of the liberties taken by contemporary writers of historical fiction, udo discovers the quadmires which exist in historical scholarship. The past is not so certain after all. Perhaps what re... View more info

1892 : A novel. pbk.

By: BUTLER, Paul

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Pennywell Books, St. John's, NF, 2008, ISBN:9781897317280:

Seller ID: 78778


BUTLER, Paul. 1892 : A novel . St. John's, NF: Pennywell Books, 2008. Pp. (12),1-165,(15). 8vo, illustrated dark card covers. A novel set in late-nineteenth-century St. John's. "An obscure servant, Kathleen, yearns for her home in Ireland. A mysterious scientist, Dr Glenwood, belives he can be the first to bring a new photographic discovery to the world. A stable hand, Tommy Fitzpatrick, battles inner demons as he tries to win Kathleen's heart. These collective struggles will soon erupt to change the fate of an entire city." - from the rear cover. Vg. 10.00 View more info

Easton: A Novel. signed

By: BUTLER, Paul EASTON, Peter)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Flanker Press Ltd., St. John's, NF, 2004, ISBN:1894463641:

Seller ID: 64719


BUTLER, Paul. Easton : A Novel. St. John's, NF: Flanker Press, Ltd., 2004. Pp. 190. 8vo, illustrated blue card covers. A historical novel set in 1611 Newfoundland, surrounding the exploits of notorious pirate Peter Easton. Vg. Signed by the author. 15.00 View more info

Cupids : a novel.

By: BUTLER, Paul.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Brazen Books, St. John's , 2010, ISBN:9781897317624:

Seller ID: 88405


BUTLER, Paul. Cupids : a novel. St. John's : Brazen Books, 2010. First Printing. Pp (6),1-183,(3). 8vo, illustrated yellow card covers, burgundy spine. "In the fall of 1611, John Guy prepares to return from his colony in Cupers Cove, Newfoundland, to Bristol, England, where he plans to woo Eliza Egret, the daughter of one of the principal stockholders of the colonization venture. Guy must return, however, with a prisoner, a mysterious young man named Bartholomew who is responsible for burning the colony’s stored grain. As the presence of a convict might cause the backers to question his ... View more info

Banting Enigma : The Assassination of Sir Frederick Banting: A Novel. First Edition, signed.

By: CALLAHAN, William R. BANTING, Frederick)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Flanker Press, St. John's, NF, 2005, ISBN:1894463706:

Seller ID: 101547


CALLAHAN, William R. The Banting Enigma : The Assassination of Sir Frederick Banting: A Novel. St. John's, NF: Flanker Press, 2005. First Printing. Pp. [i]-xxv,(1),1-338,(4). 8vo, illustrated grey card covers. A novel of intrigue about the death of Canadian medical pioneer Sir Frederick Banting, whodied after the plane he was traveling aboard crashed off Gander, Newfoundl and, during the Second World War, while on a secretive mission. By a Newfoundland author. Gift inscription to flyleaf, else vg. Signed without inscription by Callahan on the half-title page. 15.00 View more info

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The Chain Locker : A Novel. First Edition

By: CHAULK, Bob.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Killick Press, St. John's, Nfld., 2010, ISBN:9781897174555: 2010

Seller ID: 99676

ISBN: 1897174551


CHAULK, Bob. The Chain Locker : A Novel. (St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador : Killick Press, 2010). First Edition. Pp [i]-vii,(1),1-275,(1). Map. 8vo, photo-illustrated blue and orange cardcovers, white lettering to spine. Robert 'Bob' Chaulk (b. Notre Dame Bay, Newfoundland). “The Chain Locker is a powerful novel based on the tragic loss of the SS Viking off Newfoundland in 1931. In a bold re-creation of the drama, author Bob Chaulk begins his story when 13-year-old Jackie Gould stows away on a sealing ship. All is well until the ship is mysteri... View more info

Shamrock in the Snow : The Story of a Canadian Hero, Thomas D'Arcy McGee : An historical novel.

By: DONOVAN, Michael Leo. McGEE, Thomas D'Arcy)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Jesperson Publishing, St. John's, NF, 1996, ISBN:0921692749: 1996

Seller ID: 105053

ISBN: 0921692749


DONOVAN, Michael Leo. A Shamrock in the Snow : The Story of a Canadian Hero, Thomas D'Arcy McGee : An historical novel. (St. John's, NF) : Jesperson Publishing Limited, (1996). First Edition. Pp (8),9-160. Illustrated with 2 b&w photos in the text. 8vo, photo-illustrated white cardcovers, with black spine lettered in red. Michael Leo Donovan (b. 1954). An historical novel of the life of Thomas D'Arcy McGee (1825-1868). “Thomas D'Arcy McGee was born in Ireland in 1825. In 1847 he married Mary McCaffrey. Soon after, McGee became a wanted man and escaped to... View more info

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The Vanished Race. First Edition.

By: ENGLISH, Arthur

Price: $80.00

Publisher: Editions Edouard Garand, Montreal, 1927,: 1927

Seller ID: 5899


ENGLISH, Arthur. The Vanished Race. Montréal : Editions Edouard Garand, 1927. Pp (4),[5]-154,(2). Small 8vo, blue cloth spine, marbled boards. O'Dea 1880, Watters p.284, Laugher p.166, Rhodenizer p.15. Arthur Stanislaus English (1878-1940) in DNLB pp.99-100, ENL I:779 A work of fiction concerning the Beothuks, with an historical introduction, by this Newfoundland author. Very good. 80.00 View more info

Forty Testoons. new ed.

By: FISK, Alan

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Breakwater, 2007,:

Seller ID: 92778


FISK, Alan. Forty Testoons. (Evansburg, AB: Chronicler Publishing, 2007). Originally published by Breakwater in 1999. Pp 234. 8vo, ill. white and yellow card covers, blue lettering to spine. "A novel of political intrigue, spies, and treason in [early] Newfoundland. The year is 1504 and Father RalphFletcher, a young priest, is paid forty silver coins called testoons to st ay and minister to the winter crew while the summer crew returns to England. He and the native Beothuk people become swept up in intrigue concerning the politics of faraway England." - from the rear cover. Vg. 10.00 View more info

Waking Up in the City of Dreams

By: HENNESSEY, Bryan

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Killick Press, an imprint of Creative Publishers, St. John's, 1993,:

Seller ID: 11567


HENNESSEY, Bryan. Waking Up in the City of Dreams. St. John's : Killick Press, an imprint of Creative Publishers, 1993. Pp (3), iv-x, (1), 1-149, (1).8vo, card covers. par Hennessey (b.1949, St. John's). "Through an interre lated series of short stories, this 'fractured novelette' reflects the experiential essence of growing up in St. John's, Newfoundland from the 1950s to the end of the 1970s. "The sights and sounds of contemporary St. John's are to be found in the city delicately poised between the historical provincialism and uncritical embrace of the modern world. "Hennessey's... View more info

Confession in Moscow. Signed paperback.

By: JOHANSEN, Michael.

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Breakwater, St. John's, 2003, ISBN:1550811975:

Seller ID: 104665


JOHANSEN, Michael. Confession in Moscow. (St. John's): Breakwater Books, (2003). Pp. (6),7-210,(6). 8vo, illustrsated card covers with black spine, white and red lettering to front cover and white lettering to spine. "In the spring of 1990, Mathias Finne turns himself in at a police station in Moscow to confess to a murder he apparently committed in the last days of the Second World War in Bornholm, Denmark. In an interview with a police inspector, Finne recounts the dramatic events that took place when he was a ten-year-old boy. He tells the tale of a child caught between Nazi collaborati... View more info

Found Far and Wide. First Edition, Paperback.

By: MAJOR, Kevin.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Breakwater Books, St. John's, 2016, ISBN:9781550816327:

Seller ID: 112203


MAJOR, Kevin. Found Far and Wide. (St. John's, NL, Canada) : Breakwater Books, (2016). First Printing. Pp. (10),11-270,(2). 8vo, photo-illustrated grey card cvoers with white and grey lettering to front cover and spine. "'Found Far and Wide' follows Sam Kennedy through the tragedy of the Great Newfoundland Sealing Disaster of 1914, the horrros of The First World War, and the dangers of working high steel in Prohibition-era New York. And as Sam journeys throuhg the turbulent first half of the twentieth century, carrying the ghosts of those he's lost, he clings to his love for a woman he's o... View more info

The Violent Friendship of Esther Johnson. Advance Proof Copy.

By: MORGAN-COLE, Trudy J. JOHNSON, Esther) SWIFT, Jonathan)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Penguin Books Canada, Toronto, 2006,: 2006

Seller ID: 71895


MORGAN-COLE, Trudy J. The Violent Friendship of Esther Johnson. (Toronto) : Penguin Canada, (2006). Advance Proof Copy. Pp. (8),[1]-421,(1). 8vo, art-illustrated dark cardcovers with white spine. Trudy Jeanne Morgan-Cole (b. 1965, St. John's). A fictionalized account about the friendship between Johnson and satirist Jonathan Swift. Esther Johnson (b. March 13, 1681, Richmond, Surrey – d. January 28, 1728, Dublin). "One of literary history's most enduring mysteries, Esther Johnson was the lifelong friend, confidante, muse, and rumoured wife of Jon... View more info

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Ottawah, The Last Chief of the Red Indians of Newfoundland : A Romanc First Edition

By: MURRAY, Charles Augustus]

Price: $850.00

Publisher: Appleyard, 1847,: 1847

Seller ID: 28885


[MURRAY, Charles Augustus]. Ottawah, The Last Chief of the Red Indians of Newfoundland : A Romance. London : E. Appleyard, 86, Farringdon Street, [1847]. Pp [i]-iv,1-176. Illustrated. Double column. 8vo, modern half-calf, marbled boards and endpapers, with pictorial wrappers bound in. O'Dea 520a, Rhodenizer p.31. Not in TPL, Lande, Watters. See E.J. Devereux, "The Beothuk Indians of Newfoundland in Fact and Fiction," (The Dalhousie Review, Vol.50, No.3, Autumn 1970, pp 350-362). See DNB for Sir Charles Murray (1806-1895). Sir C... View more info

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Last Sentinel of Castle Hill : A Newfoundland Story. In glassine dj.

By: O'REILLY, John A.

Price: $120.00

Publisher: Elliot Stock, 1916,:

Seller ID: 7808


O'REILLY, Rev. John A. The Last Sentinel of Castle Hill : A Newfoundland Story. L.: Elliot Stock, 1916. Pp (6),7-382. 8vo, red cloth. O'Dea 1644, Laugher p.429, Watters p.357. See ENL IV:178-9. "Newfoundland shall yet be a great country in spite of all we hear about bigotry." Thus thought Father Lambert as he stood on the deck of the schooner Native Flag sailing into New Port, having just come around Deadman's Head, locally called Deadman. The reasons for his predicting the future conversion of the whole Island to Catholicity were manifold, but at the moment this idea was recalled to h... View more info