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PRE 1950 BOOKS 

This page is for books published in the period of time between 1900 and 1950.

This was a very eventful period with the introduction of flight, the domination of the automobile, 2 World Wars and many other events about which many books have been written.

1900 Portraits and Principles of the WorldÂ’s Great Men and Women $45.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1900 Portraits and Principles of the WorldÂ’s Great Men and Women. Hard cover book in good condition this 617 page is a whoÂ’s who of the worldÂ’s geatest intellects, artists, writers and all people who were leaders in their field. Illustrated with over 400 engraved cameos of most of these famous people this books also contains motivational articles by same.

 


War Related Books 

We have many books pertaining to

 both World Wars and other wars

published before 1950

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   Children's Books

We have many books from the early 1900s

meant for younger readers 

including early school books

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1908 Washington Our NationÂ’s Capital J. G. McCrory Publishers $20.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1908 Washington Our NationÂ’s Capital J. G. McCrory Publishers. Great book of photos of 1904 Washington with about 30 pages including the White House, noted landmarks and overhead views of Washington showing a very sparsely populated city. Very good condition.
Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle $20.00
Click Here for Product Details! Sherlock Holmes by A. Conan Doyle. Hard cover book in good condition. Some minor smudges and wear to cover. Published by Books Inc this is an art-type edition. Un-dated appears to be early to mid-1900s. Contains numerous stories of the famous sleuth.
1911 4th Edition Wagner from the Master Musicians series edited by Frederick J. Crowest $20
Click Here for Product Details! 1911 4th Edition Wagner from the Master Musicians series edited by Frederick J. Crowest. Marvellous book fully illustrated about one of the woldÂ’s greatest composers. Red/brown cloth bound hard cover with gold titleing, a few stains on covers and vellum sheets protecting the ink on the illustrations. Marvelous photo of Franz Listz.
1906 A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1906 A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare. The Temple Shakespeare by J.M. Dent and Co. Leather bound small book beautifully bound and decorated with a woodcut of the room in which Shakespeare was born, gold page tops and coloured illustrated title page. 112 pages in good condition with minor stains and small nick in bottom of front cover. Contains preface and glossary by Israel Gollanz M.A. 5 1/8" by 3 7/8"
1908 Ben Hur A Tale of The Christ Wallace Memorial Edition by Lew Wallace $25.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1908 Ben Hur A Tale of The Christ Wallace Memorial Edition by Lew Wallace. First Edition in the Wallace Memorial Publication and Limited to 1,000,000 copies. Sold to Sears Roebuck & Co. Hard cover book in good condition with dust jacket (some staining to DJ and small tears.Minor wear to edges of book) 560 pages.
1943 Gilbert Keith Chesterton by Maisie Ward $10
Click Here for Product Details! 1943 Gilbert Keith Chesterton by Maisie Ward. Hard cover book in good used condition. 685 pages with illustrations. Owners name and address inside front cover. Biography of this popular author.
1925 Frontier of the Deep; A Tale of the Great North East by Will Beale $20.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1925 Frontier of the Deep; A Tale of the Great North East by Will Beale. HArd cover book in good condition with owner’s name inside cover.320 pages.
1910 Young England hard cover red cloth bound book $20
Click Here for Product Details! 1910 Young England hard cover red cloth bound book. 483 pages. Marvellously illustrated and filled with great articles and stories of interest to boys. Used condition with first 2 pagwes missing and a few damaged pages. Some separation of the spine.
.....SOLD.....1920 The Jewish Fairy Tale Book Translated and adapted by Gerald Friedlander $10
Click Here for Product Details! 1920 The Jewish Fairy Tale Book Translated and adapted by Gerald Friedlander. Hard cover ex-library book with colour illustrations by George W. Hood (Some missing) Fair condition with a few loose pages and bent edges. Published by the Frederick A. Stokes Co. These are Jewish stories collected from various Jewish writings. 8 1/4" by 5 3/4"
Early 1900 PatsieÂ’s Bricks by Lilian Staple Mead $5
Click Here for Product Details! PatsieÂ’s Bricks by Lilian Staple Mead. 1800s hard green cloth bound book with illustrated cover. No dust jacket, 166 pages in used condition with some dog ears and minor tears. Has 4 great full page illustrations or etchings. 7 1/2" by 5"
1931 The Golden Dog (Le Chien DÂ’Or) A Romance of Old Quebec by William Kirby F.R.S.C $10
Click Here for Product Details! 1931 The Golden Dog (Le Chien DÂ’Or) A Romance of Old Quebec by William Kirby F.R.S.C. Hard cover book in used condition probably a school book it has 2 names inside the cover with 10b and 10a respectively.
Early 1900s Miss McDonald by Mrs. Mary J. Holmes $20.00
Click Here for Product Details! Early 1900s Miss McDonald by Mrs. Mary J. Holmes. Hard cover book in very good condition. Published by Hurst & Co. 146 pages with great signed image of Mrs. Mary J. Holmes in the front.
1908 Mr. CreweÂ’s Career by Winston Churchill $15
Click Here for Product Details! 1908 Mr. CreweÂ’s Career by Winston Churchill. Black cloth hard cover illustrated with full page images.
1936 PepyÂ’s Diary in 2 volumes deciphered by Rev J Smith $20
Click Here for Product Details! 1936 PepyÂ’s Diary in 2 volumes deciphered by Rev J Smith. The actual diary of 1600s Samuel Pepys who rose through the ranks of the British Navy to become Secretary of the Admiralty. He was then imprisoned in the tower of London, released and then re-instated in the Admiralty. Fascinating story of 1600s life. 2 books in good condition with pink cloth hard covers with some fading maybe.
1929 Burning Beauty by Temple Bailey $3
Click Here for Product Details! 1929 Burning Beauty by Temple Bailey. Blue grey hardcover book with stains on cover and ownerÂ’s name inside cover.
1921 The Little Minister by J. M. Barry $15
Click Here for Product Details! 1921 The Little Minister by J. M. Barry. Hard cover book by the noted author of Â’Peter PanÂ’. This novel was originally published in 1891 and J.M. Barrie wrote a subsequent play in 1897. It was adapted to 4 silent films and in 1934 was made into a feature film starring Katherine Hepburn. Some wear and tear but in good used condition. (See images)
1929 The Sioux of St. Jude’s by Wingrove Willson $10.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1929 The Sioux of St. Jude’s by Wingrove Willson. Hard cover book in used condition with loss of dye on covers causing the curious marks seen. Interior good with illustration.
1918 The PeopleÂ’s Common Sense Medical Advisor by R.V. Pierce MD - 86th edition $15
Click Here for Product Details! 1918 The PeopleÂ’s Common Sense Medical Advisor by R.V. Pierce MD - 86th edition. Black cloth bound hard cover fully illustrated contains a massive amount of practical (and some very scary) remedies and treatments for common ailments and human disorders. There is a large section of natural remedies for various ailments with recipes, usage and drawings of plants from which they are derived.
1904 Cabbages and Kings by O Henry $30.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1904 Cabbages and Kings by O Henry. Hard cover book in good condition. 312 this is the first full book published by O Henry the noted American humourist. Cabbages and Kings was his first collection of stories, followed by The Four Million. Some of his best and least-known work is contained in Cabbages and Kings.
1906 The Americana Book Br to Ca edited Frederick Converse Beach $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1906 The Americana Book Br to Ca edited Frederick Converse Beach. One of a set of 16 volumes of the Encyclopedia Americana. Hard cover book in good condition with some wear to covers. Fully illustrated with black and white illustrations and some colour plates.
1911 Songs of a Sourdough by Robert W. Service $20.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1911 Songs of a Sourdough by Robert W. Service. Hard cover book in good used condition with slight separation at spine odd checkmarks and general wear (see images). 116 pages with illustrations this is the 30th edition.
1905 Dominion Short-horn Breeders book Vol 11 Bulls and Cows $25.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1905 Dominion Short-horn Breeders book Vol 11 Bulls and Cows. Hard cover book in good condition published by the Dominion Short-Horn BreedersÂ’ Association. Contains pedigrees of short-horn cattle both Canadian and American.
1948 It Gives Me Great Pleasure by Emily Kimbrough $7.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1948 It Gives Me Great Pleasure by Emily Kimbrough Illustrated by Helen Hokinson. Hard cover book in good condition.227 pages. Probable First Edition
....SOLD.....1900 Les Miserables by Victor Hugo MembersÂ’s Edition $10.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1900 Les Miserables by Victor Hugo MembersÂ’s Edition. Hard cover book in good condition this was a school book I believe and is probably a condensed version of the 3 volume original. 253 pages
Early 1900s The Pioneers by James Fenimore Cooper $25.00
Click Here for Product Details! The Pioneers: The Sources of the Susquehanna; is a historical novel, the first published of the Leatherstocking Tales, a series of five novels by American writer James Fenimore Cooper. 508 page hard cover book in good condition with some minor stains and wear to covers.
1909 The CourtinÂ’ by James Russell Howard illustrated by Arthur I Keller $15
Click Here for Product Details! 1909 The CourtinÂ’ by James Russell Howard illustrated by Arthur I Keller. This is a book of poems in quaint dialectic style. Beautifully bound and illustrated. A great item for any library collection.
1935 The Battle of Basinghall Street by E. Phillips Oppenheim $10
Click Here for Product Details! 1935 The Battle of Basinghall Street by E. Phillips Oppenheim. Hard cover book in good used comdition. 314 pages. Financial intrigues in the City of London.The son of a man broken by eight ruthless businessmen sets out to wreak havoc on the lives of those very men, whom he considers responsible for his fatherÂ’s death.
1906 The Greatest Wonders of the World edited by Esther Singleton $30.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1906 The Greatest Wonders of the World edited by Esther Singleton. Greatest Natural Wonders of the World Hard cover book in very good condition contains 40 natural Wonders of the world given literary treatment by 40 of the most famous writers of the world - over 40 b&w full page photographs. From the Canyons of Colorado (Gordon-Cumming) to the Rock of Gibraltar (Augustus Hare), the Falls of Zambesi (Livingstone) to the Vale of Kashmir (Andrew Wilson)
1928 So You’re Going To England! by Clara E. Laughlin $20.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1928 So You’re Going To England! by Clara E. Laughlin. Hard cover book in good condition with crease in back cover and some staining to covers.. Sort of a travel guide to 1928 England with photos and illustrations of vintage English landmarks.. 571 pages
1904 Safe Counsel by B. G. Jeffries and J. L. Nichols $20.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1904 Safe Counsel by B. G. Jeffries and J. L. Nichols. "A complete sexual science and a guide to Purity and Physic of Manhood Advice to Maiden, Wife and Mother Love, Courtship and Marriage" Controversial sex education hardcover book in good condition. Great illustrations.
1943 Against This Rock by Louis Zara $10
Click Here for Product Details! 1943 Against This Rock by Louis Zara. Hard cover book in used condition 635 pages. (See images). Covers faded, slight separation at spine and front page torn with ownerÂ’s name.
1944 Forever Amber by Kathleen Winsor $5.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1944 Forever Amber by Kathleen Winsor. Hard cover book in used condition. Loose spine some stains to covers (See images). 972 pages this a romance novel about the restoration period in England with vivid images of fashion, politics, mild sex scenes, affairs and public disasters of the time, including the plague and the Great Fire of London. This book was banned in 14 states as Â’pornographyÂ’.
1936 World Observer Encyclopedic Volumes 1, 7 and 8 $20.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1936 World Observer Encyclopedic Volumes 1, 7 and 8. 3 volumes from the World Observer Encyclopedic. HArd cover embossed leatherette in good condition. These are from an 8 Volume set. We can sell seperately if desired. Contact us.
.....SOLD.....1910 BaedekerÂ’s Berlin and itÂ’s Environs by Karl Baedeker $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1910 BaedekerÂ’s Berlin and itÂ’s Environs by Karl Baedeker. Intended as a tourist guide book this was published shortly before WW I. Describes Berlin through maps,plans and other illustrations. Maps fold out. Good condition hardcover over 200 pages. Many places described probably do not exist anymore after the destruction of 2 World Wars.
1944 The Bradshaws of Harniss by Joseph C. Lincoln $10
Click Here for Product Details! 1944 The Bradshaws of Harniss by Joseph C. Lincoln. Hard cover book in good condition this was the authorÂ’s last literary effort. 379 pages.
1929 The WorldÂ’s Best Essays edited by F. H. Pritchard $15
Click Here for Product Details! 1929 The WorldÂ’s Best Essays edited by F. H. Pritchard. Hard cover book in good used condition. Some staining on covers and page edges. Piece cut of of first page (See image). 1012 pages of essays and writings by the worldÂ’s greatest minds. From Plato to Thomas Jefferson and every other countryÂ’s leading thinkers throughout history.
.....SOLD.....1909 On The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin $20.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1909 On The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin. Hard cover book in used condition with some wear to cover edges and rear cover board loose.
1922 The Man Who Knew Too Much by Gilbert K. Chesterton First Edition $20
Click Here for Product Details! 1922 The Man Who Knew Too Much by Gilbert K. Chesterton First Edition. Original hard cover first edition copy of this controversial author. Contains various detective stories. In used condition with a few stains and slight separation at spine.
1940 Fighting Angel Portrait Of A Soul by Pearl S. Buck $10
Click Here for Product Details! 1940 Fighting Angel Portrait Of A Soul by Pearl S. Buck. Hard cover book with dust jacket in good used condition with minor wear to cover some damage to dust jacket. (See images). Fighting Angel is a memoir, sometimes called a "creative non-fiction novel," written by Pearl S. Buck (Pullitzer and Nobel Prize winner) about her father, Absalom Sydenstricker as a companion to her memoir of her mother, ’The Exile’
1911 Catering For Special Occasions with Menus and Recipes by Fannie Merritt Farmer $20.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1911 Catering For Special Occasions with Menus and Recipes by Fannie Merritt Farmer. Arranged for the Canadian Table by Jennie B. Williams. Illustrated with photos and drawings. Probable First Edition. Good used condition with stains on cover and on pages. 240 pages
1926 Pioneering in the Prairy West by W.C. Pollard $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1926 Pioneering in the Prairy West by W.C. Pollard. Hard cover book in good used condition with some water stains. 92 pages with photos. A study of the early Alberta and North West Territories Parry Sound settlement.
1900 WorldÂ’s Great Classics History of Europe in the Middle Ages $35.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1900 WorldÂ’s Great Classics History of Europe in the Middle Ages. This is Volume 2 of 3 Middle Ages books. Part of the University Collection from a limited edition set of 35 volumes in 28 books limited to 1000. 494 page hard cover missing spine cover and some wear to covers. Illustrated. We have another book from this set available.
1901 World’s Great Classics Rawlinson Edition Egyptian Literature $35.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1901 World’s Great Classics Rawlinson Edition Egyptian Literature. Part of the University Collection this is one of limited edition set of 35 volumes in 28 books limited to 1000. This volume contains Egyptian Tales, Litanies, Invocations, the Book of the Dead and Cuneiform Writings. 398 page hard cover missing spine cover and some wear to covers. Illustrated. We have another book from this set available.
1904 Leaders of Men Edited by R. Campbell Tibb and Henry W. Ruoff $35.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1904 Leaders of Men Edited by R. Campbell Tibb and Henry W. Ruoff. Types and Principles of Success. Lives of Prominent Canadian and American Men of the present Day. Hard cover book in used condition with part of spine cover off and some water stains near back (See images). 695 pages with history, photos and illustrations of the people discussed.
1946 The Portable Woolcott selected by Joseph Hennessee $10.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1946 The Portable Woolcott selected by Joseph Hennessee. Hard cover book in used condition with some bent corners on cover, slight wear on edges and ownerÂ’s name inside front cover. Collection of Alexander WoolcottÂ’s commentaries and prose.
1929 The History Of Tom Jones A Foundling by Henry Fielding Vol 1 & 2 $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1929 The History Of Tom Jones A Foundling by Henry Fielding Vol 1 & 2. Hard cover books in good condition with minor wear to cover edges and owner’s name inside covers. These are reprinted from the original 1908 edition. 389 and 419 pages.
1946 A Treasury of Laughter selected by Louis Untermeyer $10.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1946 A Treasury of Laughter selected by Louis Untermeyer. Hard cover book in good condition with some stains to covers. Illustrated by Lucille Corcos this is a collection of humorous stories, poems, essays, tall tales, jokes, boners, epigrams, memorable quips, and devastating crushers. 712 pages
1930 The Barrets of Wimpole Street by Rudolph Besier $20.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1930 The Barrets of Wimpole Street by Rudolph Besier. Sub titled ’A Comedy in Five Acts’ this is a hard cover book in good condition. Illustrated. Appears to be a first edition. This is a play based on Elizabeth Barrett and poet Robert Browning’s courtship.
Early 1900s A Thorny Path By Hesba Stretton $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! Early 1900s A Thorny Path By Hesba Stretton. A Thorny Path, the title taken from a German hymn, refers to a life that is not always rosy. Chance meetings, charitable deeds and hardships on London streets combine into a heartwarming story. Good condition hard cover some discolouration on title page.
1948 The Travels of Marco Polo The Venetian translated and edited by William Marsden $30.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1948 The Travels of Marco Polo The Venetian translated and edited by William Marsden. Beautifully illustrated by Jon Corbino this hard cover book is in very good condition. 344 pages comprises 3 books of the legendary merchant’s travels in the East.
Pre 1904 A Window In Thrums by J. M. Barry $20.00
Click Here for Product Details! Pre 1904 A Window In Thrums by J. M. Barry. Hard cover book in used condition with some stains to cover and front pages. Published before he wrote the famous Peter Pan in 1904. 192 pages.
1921 Red Pepper’s Patients by Grace S. Richmond $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1921 Red Pepper’s Patients by Grace S. Richmond. Hard cover book in good condition with a written dedication inside front cover. One in the series of Red Pepper books featuring a doctor with a fiery temper.
.....SOLD.....1909 Mrs. BeetonÂ’s Book of Household Management $50.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1909 Mrs. BeetonÂ’s Book of Household Management. Large illustrated hard cover in good used condition some damage to corner of cover (see images). This was the Victorian familyÂ’s Bible for living in the 1800s. This is the 1909 updated version of the 1800 book we have on sale elsewhere. Mrs. Beeton has advice for every member of a fashionable household from the Mistress to the lowest servant. Everything from servantÂ’s duties to butchering to marketing, home doctoring and even legal advice.. Many old recipes and full color illustrations. Over 2000 pages and 4 " thick!
.....SOLD.....1919 The PeopleÂ’s Home Library by R.C. Barnum $20
Click Here for Product Details! 1919 The PeopleÂ’s Home Library by R.C. Barnum. Marvellous old book containg 3 reference guides. "The PeopleÂ’s Home Medical Book; The PeopleÂ’s Home Recipe Book; and The PeopleÂ’s Home Stock Book" . The book measures 7" by 10" and is 3" thick.
.....SOLD.....1925 The Book of Life by Robert Collier Volumes 2,3,4 of 7 $25.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1925 The Book of Life by Robert Collier Volumes 2,3,4 of 7. Three volumes bound in embossed leather like material with gold title. These are the autographed editions and in very good condition with minor scuffs and volume 2 has a small piece of the cover page top corner missing. Each measure 7" by 4 1/2". Price is for all 3

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