Category: Auto/Biography


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BETWEEN EAST AND WEST, Life on the Burma Road, the Tibet Highway, the Ho Chi Minh Trail, and in the United States

By: Chen, Fu Hua

Price: $19.50

Publisher: Niwot, University Press of Colorado,

after accomplishing some amazing feats in his seventy years in the field of civil engineering, the author relates his life story as an engineer, researcher, businessman and educator; black cloth, 191pgs. incl. Appendices and Index, illustrated; rubbed dj w/mild general wear; an unread copy; View more info

EAGLE, The Life and Times of R. Alan Eagleson

By: Clayton, Deidra

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Toronto, Lester & Orpen Dennys, 1982

Edition: First Edition

Before he became a convicted felon, Alan Eagleson was the most powerful man in all of Canadian sport, and this book takes a look at his career, accomplishments, and legal difficulties (at least, up until 1982, after which things got a little less rosy). Navy cloth, 246 pages (including Notes and Index), frontispiece cartoon by Bickerstaff. Previous owner's sticker on front pastedown, some tanning. Dust jacket w/some impressions. View more info

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The Journal and Biography of Nicholas Collin, 1746-1831

By: Collin, Nicholas (translated by Amandus Johnson)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, The New Jersey Society of Pennsylvania (printed by Sinnickson Chew & Sons Company), 1936

Edition: First Edition

Translated by Johnson from the original Swedish, this is the journal of "the last Rector from Sweden of the Old Swedes' Church in Philadelphia [who] was one of the outstanding personalities of his day, and widely known in the colonies." Collin "held advanced views on the conservation of forsts, on the protection of birds and animals, on the use of vegetable products for the manufacture of 'useful articles,' on city planning, and a dozen other subjects." ... View more info


By: Cooper, Saul

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Hillman 133, 1959

Edition: First Edition

144 pages. A sensationalist view of the notorious criminal's life and loves. Slant, tanned pages. View more info


By: Cooper, Saul

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Hillman 133, 1960

Edition: 1st Hillman edition

sensationalist view of the notorious criminal's life and loves; just a bit of slant, light edgewear, light chipping to spine ends, thin crease top right edge of front cover and top left edge of rear, light rubbing; View more info

The Man Who Created Narnia

By: Coren, Michael

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Toronto, Lester Publishing, 1994

Edition: 1st Canadian edition

the biography of C.S. Lewis, creator of the Narnia books, and a defender of Christianity; told in a fashion that will appeal primarily to juvenile readers, but one which is entirely inoffensive to the adult reader; Lewis died on the same day as Aldous Huxley, a day which also saw U.S. President John F. Kennedy assassinated; black boards, 140 pgs., incl. Index, illustrated; View more info

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1935 (signed)

By: Cornish, Sam

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Boston, Ploughshares Books, 1990

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

"Melding autobiography, poetry, and fiction," Cornish presents "a memoir of growing up black in Baltimore during the Depression and World War II." Black cloth w/silver spine lettering, 181 pages, illustrated. This copy inscribed and signed on front end paper ("To Helen/I didn't forget/Sam Cornish"). Small soil marks to top and fore-edge, light general wear, in moderately edgeworn dust jacket w/short edge tears, rubbing, impressions. View more info

Stephen Leacock

By: Curry, Ralph L.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Garden City, Doubleday & Company, 1959

Edition: First Edition

the author was Director of the Stephen Leacock Memorial Home in Orillia, Ontario, and here presents a detailed tribute to the great Canadian humourist; grey cloth, 383 pgs., incl. Index, photo endpapers; light soil/spotting to front cover, previous owner's name whited out on first end paper; dj w/chipping to top spine, light wear to top corners, moderate edgewear, some yellowing to spine; View more info

THE OLD ATTORNEY GENERAL, A Biography of Richard John Uniake

By: Cuthbertson, Brian

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Halifax, Nimbus Publishing Limited, 1980

Edition: First Edition

The author, a direct descendant of his subject, takes a look at an early 19th-century Nova Scotian of considerable influence. Gold cloth w/gilt lettering, 150 pages (including Bibliography and Index), illustrated, map end papers. Light general wear in dust jacket w/impressions, light edgewear, slightly sunned spine; a nice copy; View more info

YES FATHER, Pioneer Nursing in Alberta

By: Cyr-Gahagan, Alvine

Price: $11.50

Publisher: Manchester, Hammer Publications, 1979

Edition: First Edition

The author relates the story of her life, focusing mainly on her experiences as nurse in Western Canada. Blue cloth w/silver illustration/lettering, 186 pages, illustrated. This copy was signed by the author on the front end paper, but the signature was subsequently magic-markered out by some mental midget. Author's address sticker affixed to the top left corner of front pastedown (unfortunately, apparently not anything about which to get too excited, since there are oth... View more info

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THE RAINMAKER, A Passion for Politics (signed)

By: Davey, Keith

Price: $8.50

Publisher: Toronto, Stoddart, 1986

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

A political memoir (so you have to read it with three grains of salt, and automatically consider discounting at least sixty per cent of it as self-serving rubbish) by a Canadian backroom guy once known as "the heart and soul of the Liberal Party," and who ran "more national election campaigns than anyone in North America." This copy inscribed and signed by Davey, on title page ("For Reg Porter/who has a generous son/K. Davey/Nov 4/86"). Black cl... View more info

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The Nova Scotia Eatons 1760-1975

By: Eaton, Charles Ernest

Price: $50.00

Publisher: No Place, Privately Printed, 1979

Edition: First Edition

An impressive genealogy of thirteen generations of Eaton families descended from John and Anne Eaton of Salisbury and Haverhill, Massachusetts, after they left Wilfshire, England, for the New World. 836 pages, plus 18-page index of Eaton names, and 49-page index of other names, colour illustration of Eaton crest. Moderate general wear. This weighs more than the average book, so additional postage will probably be required. View more info

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

By: Eggers, Dave

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster, 2000

Edition: First Edition

Author's well-received first book, and quite possibly the most delightfully peculiar autobiography ever written. Grey cloth w/red cloth backstrip w/silver spine lettering, 375 pages, dust jacket illustration by Komar & Melamid. Bumped spine ends, in lightly scuffed dust jacket w/an impression to left edge of front panel, gentle crinkle to top spine. Dust jacket in protective Brodart sleeve. A nice, unread copy. (A word about our grading: Fine -- or, sometimes, As New -- ... View more info

The Tribal World of Verrier Elwyn

By: Elwyn, Verrier

Price: $7.00

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press/OUP, 1964

Edition: First Edition

The life story of an unusual man who "strove to put the idea of 'philanthropology' into practical form. Octavo, hardcover in black and yellow buckram, 356 pages (including Index), illustrated, dust jacket by Otto Kadlecsovics. View more info

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Living Learning Remembering (signed)

By: England, Robert

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Vancouver, Centre for Continuing Education/University of British Columbia/UBC, 1980

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

From the front flap: "These memoirs cover Robert England's three years as a teacher of Slawa Rural School (1920-3) in northern Saskatchewan, his co-operation with the Masonic Memorial Scholarship Scheme for fifty teachers in rural non-English-speaking districts (1921-4); his work as Continental Superintendent, Colonization Department, C.N.R. Europe (1924-9); as Western Manager, Colonization-Agriculture, C.N.R. Western Region (1930-6) and the Community Progress Compe... View more info