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The Biographical Directory of the Railway Officials of America for 1887

By: N/A

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Chicago, The Railway Age Publishing Company: 1887

Seller ID: 016103

Condition: Good to Very Good


From the title page: "A record of the railway service of the principal officers of American railways; a supplement giving recent changes and appointments; an alphabetical list of all general and division officers not included in the biographical record; a list of prominent railway men recently deceased." The listings are thorough, and include officials from some of the most obscure short line and narrow gauge railways in the US. Among the Canadian railways lis... View more info

Lawrence of Arabia

By: Aldington, Richard

Price: $5.00

Publisher: London, Collins:

Seller ID: bio.00006

Condition: Good


A critical biography. Spine slant, dusty/soiled edges, bumped corners, light edgewear, in faded, scraped and edgeworn dust jacket w/a couple of acid-free tape repairs, corner and spine edge wear/short tears. View more info

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ON THE TRACK OF THE NEW BRUNSWICK PANTHER, The Story of Bruce Wright and the Eastern Panther (signed)

By: Allardyce, Gilbert

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Fredericton, Privately published: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed by Allardyce, on title page

Seller ID: 017925

ISBN: 0-9688897-0-0

Condition: Very Good to Fine


Allardyce tells the story of Wright and his commitment to wildlife conservation, as well as his near-obsession with finding the New Brunswick panther. Inscription reads, "To Carl/my friend/Gil." 145 pages, illustrated. Internally tight and clean, w/light general wear. View more info

Two Or Three Things I Know For Sure

By: Allison, Dorothy

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Plume/Penguin Z7340: 1996

Edition: 1st Plume edition

Seller ID: 013768

Condition: Good to Very Good


The author "tells the story of the Gibson women--sisters, cousins, daughters, and aunts--and the men who loved them, often abused them, and nonetheless shared their destinies." 94 pages, illustrated. Comes with a promotional postcard laid in. Some edgewear, light spotting, remainder stripe across bottom edge, light general wear. Internally tight and clean. View more info

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Give Me Fifteen Minutes

By: Alward, Roy M. (Maxon) (arranged and edited by Dorothy Dearborn)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Fredericton, Privately Published (printed by Unipress Ltd.): 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017477

ISBN: 0-88790-102-6

Condition: Near Fine


A personal anecdote, being the story of Alward's life, including his "achievement in developing the Havelock Lime Works into the multi-million dollar, only privately owned lime plant in Canada it is today," and his adventures with Scout the Wonder Horse. Spruce cloth w/gilt lettering to front cover/spine, 92 pages, illustrated. Rubbed dust jacket has moderate wear to corners/spine ends, 1/8" tear to top edge of front panel. View more info

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B.G. Forselius, Kirjamees ja rahvavalgustaja (signed)

By: Andresen, Lembit

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Tallinn, Eesti Raamat: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016009

ISBN: 5-450-01524-0

Condition: Very Good


Text in Estonian. B.G. (Bengt Gottfried) Forselius was a 17th-century Estonian educator who introduced a number of educational innovations, among them the creation of a spelling system that simplified both the teaching and learning of Estonian. An uncommon title, and if you can read Estonian, you can be the envy of everyone on your block. Navy leatherette w/gold lettering to front cover/spine, 116 pages. This copy inscribed on reverse of first end paper (my Estonian ... View more info

The Splendid Pauper

By: Andrews, Allen

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, George G. Harrap: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014728

Condition: Good


The story of a much-loved but star-cursed Victorian eccentric who "knew everybody, boosted the prestige of the British Empire, and was universally loved for his wit in the same proportion as he was tacitly avoided when he proceeded to collect the necessary subscriptions for his schemes." Brick cloth, 256 pages (including Index), illustrated. View more info

BURT LANCASTER, A Filmography and Biography

By: Andreychuk, Ed

Price: $22.50

Publisher: Jefferson, McFarland & Company:

Seller ID: 008450

ISBN: 0 7864 0436 1


from Lancaster's first film in 1946 ("The Killers," based on the terrific Hemingway short story of the same name) to his last in 1991 ("Separate But Equal," a television mini-series), the author presents a fond picture of the actor, and covers his career film by film with production information, a synopsis, and commentary; the frontispiece is quite possibly the coolest photograph of Lancaster ever to appear on paper; pictorial boards, 248 pgs. incl. Bibli... View more info

WILLIAM PIERCE FRYE (Late a Senator from Maine), Memorial Addresses Delivered in the Senate and the House of Representatives of the United States, Sixty-Second Congress

By: Anonymous (editor)

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Washington, Government Printing Office: 1913

Seller ID: 013636

Condition: Good


A collection of addresses delivered by a number of Senators (Johnson and Gardner of Maine, Lodge of Massachusetts, Bacon of Georgia, Gallinger of New Hampshire, Burton of Ohio, Simmons of North Carolina, Nelson of Minnesota, and Perkins of California) and members of the House (McGillicuddy, Guernsey, Gould and Hinds of Maine, Stevens of Minnesota, and Cullop of Indiana), upon the death of Senator Frye in 1911. Also included is an account of the funeral, and tributes from... View more info

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Anonymous (editor), MEN WHO HAVE RISEN, containing Authentic and Entertaining Biographies of the Most Celebrated Inventors, Discoverers, Merchants, Mechanics, Capitalists, Scientists and Scholars.

By: Anonymous (editor), MEN WHO HAVE RISEN, containing Authentic and Entertaining Biographies of the Most Celebrated Inventors, Discoverers, Merchants, Mechanics, Capitalists, Scientists and Scholars.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, International Book Company:

Edition: No edition

Seller ID: 016439

Condition: Good


Contains chapters on George Stephenson, railway pioneer; the beginning of the Rothschild family; the rise of the Peel family; Alexander Wilson, ornithologist; Benjamin West, artist; millionaire John Jacob Astor; bookseller William Hutton; Sir John Franklin, navigator; John Frederic Oberlin, pastor; linguist Elihu Burritt; Wilhelm, the knife-grinder; geologist Hugh Miller; Linnaeus the naturalist; engineer John Smeaton; and David Rittenhouse, the mathematician. Orange cl... View more info

Portrait of Haldane at Work on Education

By: Ashby, Eric, and Mary Anderson

Price: $12.50

Publisher: London & Basingstoke, The Macmillan Press: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010896

Condition: Very Good


despite the fact that Lord Haldane accomplished much as war minister and as a politician, the authors believe that his most enduring contribution to British society was in the field of education, most especially that of its reform, and in this volume they offer an appreciative portrait-biography which concentrates on his many efforts in that arena; navy cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 202 pgs. incl. References and Index, illustrated (frontis. and 1 in-text illustration); m... View more info

NAPOLEON, Soldier and Emperor

By: Aubry, Octave

Price: $14.50

Publisher: Philadelphia, J.B. Lippincott: 1938

Edition: 1st US edition

Seller ID: 015520

Condition: Good


"A comprehensive survey of the little Corsican's life from his early days in military college, as a soldier, through the Revolution and his rise to power as Consul, world hero and Emperor," and concluding with Napoleon's "exile to Elba, the Emperpor's return and St. Helena." Originally published in French, and here translated from that language by Arthur Livingston. Red cloth, 454 pages (including index), illustated w/25 illustrations in doubletone. Sm... View more info

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The Life And Times Of Sir Richard Dry, The Eminent Tasmanian Statesman

By: Baker, A.D.

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Hobart, Oldham, Beddome & Meredith Pty. Ltd.: 1951

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: bio.00004

Condition: Very Good


"First Native-born Premier and Speaker of the House of Assembly in the Parliament of Tasmania, 1815-1869." Grey cloth, 110 pages, illustrated. Bumped spine ends and 1/2" split to top of front hinge. Dust jacket has moderate edgewear, very small puncture to left spine edge near bottom, light sunning to spine, a couple of quite short tears. View more info

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ISRAEL KENNY, His Children and Their Families

By: Bell, E.W. (edited by Lilian M.B. Maxwell)

Price: $60.00

Publisher: No Place, Privately printed: 1944

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 018021

Condition: Very Good


A history of Israel Kenny and his family, who arrived in Maugerville, New Brunswick, in 1767 from Massachusetts. 111 pages, illustrated, 2 folding maps. Internally tight and clean, with light general wear. (C/IT) View more info

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ISRAEL KENNY, His Children and Their Families

By: Bell, E.W. (edited by Lilian M.B. Maxwell)

Price: $60.00

Publisher: No Place, Privately printed: 1944

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 018052

Condition: Very Good


A history of Israel Kenny and his family, who arrived in Maugerville, New Brunswick, in 1767 from Massachusetts. 111 pages, illustrated, 2 folding maps. Internally tight and clean, with light general wear. (C/IT) View more info

ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON, Dreams of Exile

By: Bell, Ian

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Headline 42356: 1993

Edition: 1st Headline edition

Seller ID: 006480

Condition: Good


Reissues the 1992 hardcover published by Mainstream. "Traces Stevenson's often chaotic progress from continent to continent, always dominated by his poor health, [and] unravels his family and sexual relations and sets him in the context of the Scotland of his day." 295 pages, including Index, advertisements, illustrated. Impressions, moderate edgewear, moderate general wear. View more info

James Cagney

By: Bergman, Andrew

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Galahad Books:

Edition: 1st Galahad Books edition

Seller ID: 011748

Condition: Very Good to Fine


A title from the 'Pictorial Treasury of Film Stars' series, first published as a paperback original in 1973 by Pyramid Communications. In a lavishly illustrated tome, the author "covers Cagney's long career and evaluates the over sixty films that left their indelible mark on the history of motion pictures." Preface by Ted Sennett. Green boards, 156 pages (including Bibliograpy, The Films of James Cagney, Index), illustrated. Mild general wear, in rubbed dj w/mode... View more info

Streisand

By: Black, Jonathan

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Leisure 298DK:

Seller ID: 008532

Condition: Good to Very Good


An obvious fan tells the story of Streisand's life from humble beginnings in Brooklyn to world-wide stardom in 1975. 187 pages, illustrated. Moderate edgewear, reading crease, diagonal corner creasing, tanning. Internally tight and clean. View more info

I'll Tell Them I Remember You

By: Blatty, William Peter

Price: $8.00

Publisher: London, Barrie & Jenkins:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: bio.00017

Condition: Very Good


A funny, warm book of personal experience, about Blatty and his mother. An interesting memoir from the author of 'The Exorcist' (best of all, it doesn't vomit all over the place and grunt disparaging things about your mother). Jacket w/severe sunning to front panel and spine, additonal sunning to rear panel. View more info

...Memoirs and Confessions of a Stage Magician

By: Brandon, Don & Joyce

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Hanover, TAG Publications: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014991

ISBN: 0-9648920-0-6

Condition: Very Good


A look inside the world of magic, from a life-long practitioner. Black cloth w/gilt lettering to front cover/spine, 306 pages (including Appendices), illustrated, dust jacket by Joyce Brandon. A bit of slant, light general wear, in moderately worn dust jacket w/short edge tears. View more info

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SOLDIER PRIEST in the Killing Fields of Europe (signed)

By: Browne, Gary, and Darrin McGrath

Price: $25.00

Publisher: St. John's, DRC Publishing: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Browne, on first end paper

Seller ID: 017789

ISBN: 097814961-0

Condition: Very Good


Tells the story of Padre Thomas Nangle and his experiences in World War 1. "A true champion of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment, its soldiers and their exploits, Padre Nangle exemplified the dogged determination and spirit of those brave Fighting Newfoundlanders." 166 pages, illustrated. Gift inscription to previous owner, previous owner's stamp to front end paper, rubbing/impressions, light general wear. Internally tight and clean. View more info

W. Somerset Maugham and the Quest for Freedom

By: Calder, Robert Lorin

Price: $9.50

Publisher: London, Heinemann: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006285

Condition: Good to Very Good


"The overall theme of this study of the author and his work is Maugham's lifelong quest for freedom from bondage, either for his characters or for himself. In his own life, as in his writing, he had a vision of the world as a prison, its bars prejudice and conventional morality, tears, poverty, disillusionment and old age." Tan cloth, 324 pages (including Appendices, Notes, Select Bibliography, Index. Spine slant, moderate corner/spine end wear, in edgeworn dus... View more info

Her Last Wee Treasure (signed)

By: Cameron, Alistair

Price: $8.50

Publisher: Fredericton, privately published:

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 011185

ISBN: 0-9692346-0-0

Condition: Good


nd (circa 1985); a collection of reminiscences following the author's first book, 'Aberdeen It Was Not'; this copy signed on title page ("With best wishes/Alistair Cameron"); 144 pages, illustrated; edgewear all around, rubbing, a thin crease to bottom edge of front cover, previous owner's name/date to top edge of front free end paper, four-word notation to bottom edge of same; View more info

JFK: An Informal Biography

By: Carr, William H.A.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Lancer 72-621: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011114

Condition: Near Fine


paperback original; some spine roll, light general wear; internally tight and clean; View more info

I Couldn't Smoke the Grass on My Father's Lawn

By: Chaplin, Michael

Price: $6.00

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1966

Edition: 1st US edition

Seller ID: 009420

Condition: Very Good


the son of Charlie Chaplin tells his story until 1966, from rejecting the life of luxury into which he was born, the experimentation with drugs, his marriage, and subsequent settling down; this copy an association copy from the collection of the late Mary Grannan, prolific writer of children's stories for print and radio, and creator of the 'Just Mary' and 'Maggie Muggins' stories; Grannan's bookplate attached to front pastedown; black cloth, 171 pgs., illustrated; moder... View more info

I Couldn't Smoke the Grass on My Father's Lawn

By: Chaplin, Michael

Price: $7.50

Publisher: London, Leslie Frewin: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011068

Condition: Very Good


the son of Charlie Chaplin tells his story until 1966, from rejecting the life of luxury into which he was born, the experimentation with drugs, his marriage, to his subsequent settling down; green/red cloth, 173 pgs., illustrated; moderate general wear; edgeworn dj w/chipping to corners/spine ends, four 1" edge tears, small piece torn from top right corner of rear panel; View more info

Abraham Lincoln

By: Charnwood, Lord

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Pocket 19: 1941

Edition: 7th printing

Seller ID: bio.00066

Condition: Good


The life and times of Honest Abe. Slant and roll, laminate lifting and split around edges, general wear. View more info

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:

Seller ID: 008444

ISBN: 0 87081 434 6


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

Seller ID: 005137

Condition: Very Good


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

Seller ID: 017587

Condition: Very Good to Fine


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

Dillinger

By: Cooper, Saul

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Hillman 133: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011626

Condition: Very Good


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

Dillinger

By: Cooper, Saul

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Hillman 133: 1960

Edition: 1st Hillman edition

Seller ID: bio.00029

Condition: About Very Good


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

Seller ID: 009935

Condition: Fine


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

Seller ID: 016645

ISBN: 0-933277-03-2

Condition: Very Good


"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

Seller ID: 010723

Condition: Very Good


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

Seller ID: 011393

ISBN: 0-920852-07-6

Condition: Near Fine


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

Seller ID: 013130

Condition: Very Good


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

Seller ID: 016966

ISBN: 0-7737-2090-1

Condition: Very Good


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

Seller ID: 017118

Condition: Very Good


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

Seller ID: 012481

ISBN: 0-684-86347-2

Condition: Near Fine


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

Seller ID: 014870

Condition: Good


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

Seller ID: 016293

ISBN: 0-88843-124-4

Condition: Very Good


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

The Way of a Transgressor

By: Farson, Negley

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Pan Giant X8: 1957

Edition: 1st Pan Giant edition

Seller ID: 005956

Condition: Good


Farson, a journalist, "TOOK PART in the Russian Revolution; WITNESSED violence in India and the arrest of Gandhi; FOUGHT with the Royal Flying Corps; SAILED his own boat across Europe; LIVED as a backwoodsman in British Columbia; SOLD oil in New York, trucks in Chicago, chain in Manchester and arms in Moscow; and was ON THE SPOT as a top foreign correspondent during most of the major events between the two World Wars." (God only knows what he could have done if h... View more info

PRIDE AND PASSION, Robert Burns 1759-1796

By: Ferguson, DeLancey

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Russell & Russell Inc.: 1964

Edition: 1st Russell & Russell edition

Seller ID: 006519

Condition: Very Good


Originally published in 1939, by Oxford University Press. Complaining that there are no dynamic biographies of the Scottish poet, and foregoing the straight-time approach usual with such undertakings, DeLancey describes his book as "my answer to the question, subordinated or ignored by most chronological biographers, What sort of a man was Robert Burns? I have therefore discarded time-sequence in favour of the relationships of everyday life in which Burns most clear... View more info

LINDBERGH, The Lone Eagle, His Life and Achievements

By: Fife, George Buchanan

Price: $14.50

Publisher: Cleveland & New York, The World Syndicate Publishing Company: 1933

Seller ID: 013181

Condition: Good


"With a Valuable Chapter on the Navigation of 'The Spirit of St. Louis'" written by Captain Robert Schofield Wood. "Including the flights of Col. Lindbergh, New York to Paris, and to every state in the U.S., Latin-American tour, to flying The Spirit of St. Louis from St. Louis to The Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C." Green cloth w/black lettering to spine/front cover, 316 pages, illustrated, maps. Some slant, tanned/lightly soiled edges, Christma... View more info

ROBERT BURNS, THE MAN AND THE POET, A Round, Unvarnished Account

By: Fitzhugh, Robert T.

Price: $8.50

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Co.: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006555

Condition: Very Good


Feeling a need to present to the world yet another biography of the Scottish poet, Fitzhugh offers Burns "mainly as he spoke for himself, and as those who knew him spoke of him." Brown cloth, 508 pages (including Appendices/List of Major Sources/Post Scripts/Index), illustrated, pictorial end papers. Light corner/spine end wear, tanned/ lightly soiled edges, previous owner's sticker to top edge of front free end paper. Lacking dust jacket. View more info

Lime Street at Two

By: Forrester, Helen

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London, The Bodley Head: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 015256

ISBN: 0-370-30886-7

Condition: Good to Very Good


Following 'Twopence to Cross the Mersey,' 'Minerva’s Stepchild,' and 'By the Waters of Liverpool,' all of which told the story of the author's girlhood, this is the story of her experiences during the years of the Second World War. Neatly signed by Forrester on title page. Blue cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 253 pages, dust jacket by Gary Keane. Slant, gently bumped/mildly worn corners/spine ends, previous owner’s name ("Jessie") to top right corner of fro... View more info

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Lime Street at Two

By: Forrester, Helen

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Bodley Head: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017182

ISBN: 0-370-30886-7

Condition: Very Good


The final part of Forrester's/Bhatia's autobiography, this part dealing with her life until the end of WWII. Blue cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 253 pages, dust jacket illustration by Gary Keane. Moderate general wear to both book and jacket. View more info

Beau James

By: Fowler, Gene

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Bantam A1626:

Seller ID: 007728


Cdn.; the life story of James J. Walker, whose adventures included politics, song-writing, the law, and much else; tie-in for the movie starring Bob Hope, Vera Miles, and Paul Douglas; originally published in hardcover by Viking; 246 pgs.; general wear; View more info

Sir Wilfred Grenfell

By: Fox, Genevieve

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Thomas Y. Crowell: 1942

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010268

Condition: Good


From early boyhood when he discovered that "there is nothing -- absolutely nothing -- half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats," to his years in Labrador spent working among the rugged people there, Fozx tells the story of a man whose love of adventure and social awareness brought him honours and fame. Blue cloth, 207 pages. Some slant, moderate wear to corners/spine ends, tanned/dusty/moderately soiled edges, front hinge beginning between firs... View more info

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THE FIGHTING FISHERMAN, The Life of Yvon Durelle (signed)

By: Fraser, Raymond

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Toronto & Garden City, Doubleday Canada Ltd. / Doubleday & Company Inc.: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Fraser & Durelle, on front end paper

Seller ID: 017709

ISBN: 0-385-15863-7

Condition: Good


Fraser tells the compelling story of "one of the all-time greatest contenders in the history of professional boxing -- Yvon Durelle -- the "fighting fisherman" who brawled his way from obscurity in a remote fishing village in New Brunswick to the top of the boxing world." Mustard boards, black cloth backstrip w/gilt spine lettering, 292 pages (including appendix), illustrated. Mild slant, moderate cover soil, bumped spine ends, light corner wear, in pri... View more info

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THE FIGHTING FISHERMAN, The Life of Yvon Durelle (signed)

By: Fraser, Raymond

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Toronto & Garden City, Doubleday Canada Ltd. / Doubleday & Company Inc.: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed by Durelle, on title page

Seller ID: 017710

ISBN: 0-385-15863-7

Condition: Good


Fraser tells the compelling story of "one of the all-time greatest contenders in the history of professional boxing -- Yvon Durelle -- the "fighting fisherman" who brawled his way from obscurity in a remote fishing village in New Brunswick to the top of the boxing world." Mustard boards, black cloth backstrip w/gilt spine lettering, 292 pages (including appendix), illustrated. This copy inscribed and signed by Durelle, on behalf of himself and his wife,... View more info

Pasture Spruce

By: Fraser, Sarah

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Halifax, Petheric Press: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011271

ISBN: 0-919380-07-7

Condition: Very Good


the author tells of her childhood in rural Nova Scotia as the nineteenth century slipped into the twentieth; 132 pages, illustrated by Mary Eliza Franklin (credited as Franklyn on the copyright page); a bit of edgewear, a few tiny soil marks, a couple of turned corners, mild general wear; View more info

A LIFE WORTHWHILE, Memories of a banker's son growing up across Canada in the years before World War II

By: Frost, C. Sydney

Price: $8.50

Publisher: Saint John, Neptune Publishing Company: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012484

ISBN: 0-9692218-8-6

Condition: Very Good


251 pages (including Bibliography, Photo Credits), illustrated. Moderate general wear. An unread copy, internally tight and clean View more info

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The Sleeping Buddha, The Story of Afghanistan Through the Eyes of One Family (signed)

By: Ghafour, Hamida

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Toronto, McArthur & Company: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016644

ISBN: 139781552786444

Condition: As New


Ghafour "fled Khabul with her parents as a small child in 1981," and returned in 2003 as a journalist for the Daily Telegraph, "reporting for the paper, seeing more of the place that she and her family had once called home." This copy signed by Ghafour, on title page. Black cloth w/silver spine lettering, 336 pages (including acknowledgements, bibliography, index), illustrated w/photographs. An unread copy. View more info

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The Ramblings of a Prairie Rover (signed)

By: Giles, Laurence

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Victoria, Victoria Family History Society: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed and signed by Giles, on title page

Seller ID: 018112

Condition: Very Good


Giles, born in 1913 in rural Saskatchewan, here recounts the story of his life, with observations on a variety of subjects. Typescript, 188 pages, illustrated. A bit of edgewear, 1/4" tear to top edge of front cover, scuffed covers, light general wear. Uncommon. View more info

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Middle Caraquet -- The Lean Years (signed)

By: Gionet, Albert

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Pompano Beach, Exposition Press of Florida, Inc.: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 017039

ISBN: 0-682-40353-9

Condition: Very Good


Gionet's memoir of growing up in Middle Caraquet, New Brunswick. The memoir began as "a series of short pieces Mr. Gionet would send to members of his family every year for Christmas in lieu of traditional cards." The copy inscribed and signed, on half-title. Inscription reads, "To John & Marguerite:/May you enjoy this/book as much as I've/enjoyed writing it./Love and best wishes/Bert." Laid in is a full-page typewritten letter from Gionet to the afor... View more info

FRANK SINATRA, The Man, The Myth and The Music

By: Goddard, Peter

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Greywood 70-165: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010692

ISBN: 0-7745-0165-0

Condition: Good


from the swing band era of the 1940s through the musical revolution of the 1960s and beyond, the author looks at the life and occasionally troubled times of a show business titan (never really got it, myself, but that's okay; there are *lots* of things I don't get); 154 pgs., illustrated; rubbing, cover creasing, tanned pages; View more info

ROBERT F. KENNEDY, ASSISTANT PRESIDENT, The Dramatic Life Story Of The Second Most Powerful Man In Washington

By: Gordon, Gary

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Monarch K66: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009146

Condition: Good


takes a complimentary look at the man many people believe would one day have been leader of the most powerful nation on the planet; includes material on his influence with his brother, his work as Attorney General (including efforts against big-time union strong-men Dave Beck and Jimmy Hoffa), and much else; 143 pgs. incl. Bibliography; some slant, edgewear, thin creasing/handling wear, tanning, general wear; View more info

MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT, A New Genus

By: Gordon, Lyndall

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Little, Brown/Time Warner Book Group: 2005

Edition: Uncorrected Proof

Seller ID: 015313

ISBN: 0 316 72866 7

Condition: Near Fine


A comprehensive work which probes the myths surrounding Wollstonecraft, "and vindicates her life in accord with her own values of experimentation and resilience." An uncommon proof. 520 pages. A lovely unread copy. Internally tight and clean. View more info

William Gosse Hay

By: Gosse, Fayette

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Melbourne, Oxford University Press: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006150

Condition: Very Good


A title from the Australian Writers and Their Work series edited by Geoffrey Dutton, this one concerning a writer described by the author as "not a great writer. Sometimes he is brilliant, sometimes clumsy; but he is always odd--which makes him more interesting though more exasperating than a writer of average talent." Published by Lansdowne Press, this copy bears an OUP sticker across the Lansdowne imprint on the title page, and another across the copyright inf... View more info

John Donne

By: Gransden, K.W.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Hamden, Archon Books: 1969

Edition: Revised edition

Seller ID: 012218

Condition: Near Fine


Originally published in 1954, and considered by the author "A 'companion' to Donne, not a reassessment." Black cloth, 197 pages (including Select Bibliography, Index), illustrated. Lightly used dust jacket. A nice copy. View more info

Memoirs of a Highland Lady 1797-1827

By: Grant, Elizabeth

Price: $6.50

Publisher: London, John Murray:

Edition: 1st thus

Seller ID: 007053

ISBN: 0 7195 0550 X

Condition: Good


Originally published in 1898, and offering a vivid and intimate picture of domestic and public life in London, Edinburgh and the Highlands. Cream cloth, 296 pages (including index), illustrated. Slant, bumped/bent top corners, previous owner's sticker at top edge of front pastedown, sticker shadow to bottom right corner of front free end paper. Price-clipped dust jacket w/rubbing, impressions, sticker remains to bottom left corner of front flap (accounting for shadow ... View more info

The Elvis Presley Story

By: Gregory, James (ed.)

Price: $13.50

Publisher: Hillman 130: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010114

Condition: Very Good


paperback original; the life story of some moderately successful pop star, from birth to his army days; contains 32 pages of photos and what the publisher sensationalizes as "A full-page pinup of Elvis in color," which in translation means: "the back cover"; contains a complete listing (until 1960, at any rate) of the singer's RCA recordings; Introduction by the eternal teenager, Dick Clark; cover short-cut from 1/16" to 1/8" along top edge, moder... View more info

The Elvis Presley Story

By: Gregory, James (editor)

Price: $13.50

Publisher: Hillman 130: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011726

Condition: Very Good


Paperback original. The life story of some moderately successful pop star, from birth to his army days. Contains 32 pages of photos and what the publisher sensationalizes as "A full-page pinup of Elvis in color," which in translation means: "the back cover." Also contains a complete listing (until 1960, at any rate) of the singer's RCA recordings. Introduction by the eternal teenager, Dick Clark. Moderate edgewear, light rubbing, impressions, tanning. Int... View more info

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BEN & ME, From Temperance to Humility -- Stumbling Through Ben Franklin's Thirteen Virtues, One Unvirtuous Day at a Time (signed)

By: Gunn, Cameron

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Perigree / Penguin: 2010

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Gunn, on half-title

Seller ID: 017755

ISBN: 0399536078

Condition: Near Fine


An admirer of Benjamin Franklin, Gunn records his "attempt to live by Franklin's thirteen virtues, a list of lofty ideals the Founding Father held dear," but which take "this ordinary man way outside his comfort zone and into a thicket of not-so-modern values." 250 pages (including notes, brief author biography). Internally tight and clean, with only light general wear. View more info

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Wanderlust & Wildlife

By: Guymer, Wilfred (edited by Myrna Guymer)

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Owen Sound, Lobstick Landing Publishing: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 016667

ISBN: 0-9687234-0-3

Condition: Very Good to Fine


A former game warden tells some stories about his life and times. From the back cover: "They are stories of the North -- of a youth spent in and around The Pas, Manitoba. They are stories of nature -- of a lifetime filled with a love of outdoor pursuits, and a career as a conservation officer." 245 pages, illustrated. A quarter-inch tear to bottom spine, moderate general wear. Internally tight and clean. View more info

Paying Guest in Siberia

By: Hadow, Maria

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Fontana 511: 1961

Edition: 1st Fontana edition

Seller ID: 012811

Condition: Good to Very Good


The story of a Polish woman who, when the Russians invaded her country during the Second World War, demanded to be sent to Siberia so that she would not be separated from her mother. 127 pages. Some spine slant, sticker pull to bottom right corner of front cover, tanning, light general wear. View more info

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MY NAME'S NOT SUSIE, A Life Transformed by Literacy (inscribed & signed)

By: Hamilton, Sharon Jean

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Portsmouth, Boynton/Cook Publishers: 1996

Edition: 2nd printing

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 015748

ISBN: 0-86709-361-7

Condition: Very Good


From the front flap: "By age three, Karen Agnes Fleming had already been negelcted by her mother and made a ward of the court; had been in eighteen foster homes where she was given a new series of names; had experienced physical, sexual, and emotional abuse; and had been labeled disobedient, uneducable, and a social misfit." This copy inscribed and signed by Hamilton, on half-title ("For Gertrude/Keep loving and reading/All the best/Sharon J. Hamilton")... View more info

CAPTAIN FOR LIFE and other temporary assignments

By: Harkes, John, with Denise Kiernan

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Chelsea, Sleeping Bear Press: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 015613

ISBN: 1-866947-49-X

Condition: Very Good


The first American to play in soccer in the English Premier League tells his story. Signed by Harkes on front end paper. Black cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 228 pages (including photo credits), illustrated. Bumps to spine ends, bottom edge, bottom corners, in rubbed dust jacket w/a few impressions/thin scratches. View more info

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Beyond the Nightmare (signed)

By: Harris, Irene

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Christchurch, University of Canterbury Press: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016224

ISBN: 0-908812-06-X

Condition: Good


For more than three decades Irene Harris lived with an alcoholic. Daughter, sister, and mother to alcoholics, she sought help from "the Queen Mary Hospital at Hanmer Springs, as a non-drinking co-dependent." This is her story. This copy inscribed on front end paper ("To Vanda./Thanks for your/friendship -- keep/loving/Irene"), then signed in full beneath her name on title page. 162 pages. Impressions/thin scratches to covers, light edgewear. Interna... View more info

ROBERT BURNS The Man and His Work

By: Hecht, Hans

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Glasgow & Edinburgh, William Hodge & Company: 1950

Edition: 2nd revised edition

Seller ID: 006540

Condition: Good


Originally published in German in 1919, then translated by Jane Lymburn and published by Hodge in 1936. Hecht contends that the space between Burns and himself permits him a less biased view, if an also less acute one. Contains the author's Preface to the first English edition. Foreword by Sir Patrick J. Dollan. Laid in is a piece of ephemera of moderate interest, that being an advance order form for the 1936 Hodge edition, consisting of an 8.5" x 11" single ... View more info

SMALL MERCIES, A Boy After War

By: Hillen, Ernest

Price: $7.50

Publisher: TorontoViking/Penguin:

Seller ID: 008972


sequel to "The Way of a Boy," covering the two years immediately after World War II, and seeing the author land in Canada where he must adapt "to a new language and country at the same time as he adjusts to adolesence."; the copyright date is listed (incorrectly) as 1977, but since this is a sequel to a book published in 1993, and the last time I checked no one on the planet had fallen into a wormhole, it seems a tad unlikely that 1977 is correct; this co... View more info

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American Indian Lives: Artists and Craftspeople

By: Hirschfelder, Arlene

Price: $18.50

Publisher: New York, Facts On File / Infobase Holdings: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 016208

ISBN: 0-8160-2960-1

Condition: Near Fine


First printing w/complete number sequence. A title from the publisher's American Indian Lives series, this one taking a look at a number of native craftspeople, including Allan Houser, Oscar Howe, Dat So La Lee, Bill Reid, Jaune Quick-To-See Smith, Rhonda Holy Bear, and many others. 150 pages (including selected bibliography, index), illustrated. Light rubbing, light general wear. An unread copy. View more info

Life & Work of the Right Hon. Sir John Thompson

By: Hopkins, J. Castell

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Brantford, Bradley, Garretson & Co.: 1895

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: bio.00030

Condition: Good to Very Good


Biography of Canada's 4th prime minister. Gilt edges, title gold-stamped on tooled leather, 480 pages, illustrated. A bit of flaking to edge gilt, moderate cover wear, offsetting to floral endpapers, some internal soil. Internally tight. View more info

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Noel Streatfeild

By: Huse, Nancy

Price: $7.00

Publisher: New York, Twayne Publishers: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 016376

ISBN: 0-8057-4515-7

Condition: Fine


1st printing w/complete number sequence. Atitle from the Twayne's English Authors Series, this one exploring Streatfeild's many children's novels, as well as her non-fiction and autobiography. Red cloth, 163 pages (including Notes and References, Selected Bibliography, Index), frontispiece illustration by Ruth Gervis. An unread copy. Rubbed/scuffed dust jacket. View more info

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Noel Streatfeild

By: Huse, Nancy

Price: $6.50

Publisher: New York, Twayne Publishers: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 016977

ISBN: 0-8057-4515-7

Condition: Fine


1st printing w/complete number sequence. Atitle from the Twayne's English Authors Series, this one exploring Streatfeild's many children's novels, as well as her non-fiction and autobiography. Red cloth, 163 pages (including notes and references, selected bibliography, index), frontispiece illustration by Ruth Gervis. An unread copy. Rubbed/scuffed dust jacket w/a hint of edgewear, faint/thin scratch to top portion of front panel. View more info

SING A SONG OF TRUST, A Biography of Rev. and Mrs. Thomas James Gamble

By: Hutchinson, Roland Henry

Price: $20.00

Publisher: No Place, Privately Printed: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 016970

Condition: Near Fine


The story of a Canadian missionary/pastor and his Polish-born wife. 150 pages (including appendices), illustrated. Some spine slant, light general wear. Internally tight and clean. Uncommon. View more info

THAT GREAT LUCIFER, A Portrait of Sir Walter Ralegh

By: Irwin, Margaret

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Penguin 1803: 1962

Edition: 1st Penguin edition

Seller ID: 009155

Condition: Good


originally published in 1960 by Chatto & Windus; the author ".sets out to catch some of the sparkling lights that flashed from the most brilliant of the brilliants in an almost legendary epoch," and tells the story of Sir Walter Ralegh, "--soldier, sailor, explorer, colonist, courtier, poet, historian, philosopher."; 319 pgs. incl. Index, illustrated; slant/roll, soiled edges, corner creasing, original price sticker, previous owner's name, general wear; View more info

Pere Murray And The Hounds

By: Jack Gorman

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Sidney, Gray's Publishing: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: bio.00018

Condition: Very Good


The story of Saskatchewan's Notre Dame College. "In 1927, an indomitable little priest 'on loan' from the Archdiocese of Toronto, arrived in the small western town of Wilcox, Saskatchewan, with an entourage of fifteen boys. Six years later, in the depth of the Depression, with no campus, no experience and no money, Father Athol Murray founded a college to help the young people of the poverty-stricken prairies obtain their higher education--they learned their history... View more info

RICHARD NIXON, An Intimate And Revealing Portrait Of One Of America's Key Political Figures

By: Johnson, George

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Monarch K57:

Seller ID: 008820


paperback original; very shortly after the man who would come to be known as "Tricky Dick," -- and who would one day be disgraced out of office as a result of the Watergate scandal -- lost the U.S. presidency to John F. Kennedy, the author took a partisan look as the life and times of Richard Milhaus Nixon; minor spine roll, mild wear to corners/spine ends, light tanning; a nice bright copy, internally tight and clean; View more info

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WILDERNESS WOMEN, Canada's forgotten history (signed)

By: Johnston, Jean

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Toronto, Peter Martin Associated Limited: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 017238

ISBN: 0-88778-084-9

Condition: Very Good


The stories of eight women "who played indispensible roles in the exploration of North America and the development of Canada. The women include Gudrid the Viking, Marguerite de Roberval, Jeanne Mance, Molly Brant, Marie-Anne Lagimodiere, Amelia Douglas, Charlotte Selina Bompas, and Martha Black. This copy inscribed and signed by Johnston, thusly: "Sylvia Keresztes/Jan 24, 1974/Your friend/Jean Johnston". Uncommon signed. Pale green cloth w/gilt spine let... View more info

Nocturne: A Life of Chopin

By: Jordan, Ruth

Price: $9.50

Publisher: New York, Taplinger Publishing Company: 1978

Edition: 1st US edition

Seller ID: 013099

ISBN: 0-8008-5593-0

Condition: Very Good


Jordan "brings a warm, human understanding to a complex character," showing that despite the tremendous amount written about him, "his life still has some surprises to offer." Tan cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 286 pages (including Epilogue, References, Bibliography, Index), illustrated. Lightly edgeworn dust jacket w/strongly sunned spine. View more info

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All That is Bitter & Sweet (signed)

By: Judd, Ashley, with Maryanne Vollers

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Ballantine Books: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Judd, on title page

Seller ID: 017628

ISBN: 034552361X

Condition: Fine


White boards w/silver spine lettering, 406 pages, illustrated. Lightly scuffed dust jacket w/thin scratches to rear panel. A nice, unread copy. View more info

Trials and Tribulations of a Bluenose Barrister

By: Kanigsberg, R.A., Q.C.

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Halifax, Petheric Press: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010883

ISBN: 0-919380-23-9

Condition: Near Fine


a Nova Scotia lawyer offers a selection of anecdotes from his years of practice; Foreword by Ian MacKeigan; 80 pgs., cover illustration by Chambers; light general wear; internally tight and clean; View more info

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THE SHATTERED BADGE, The Story of Ed Donovan, Stress Cop (signed by Donovan)

By: Kankewitt, Bill

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Toronto, Methuen: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Donovan

Seller ID: 017133

ISBN: 0-459-80460-6

Condition: About Very Good


The story of a former Boston police officer (currently an actor, editor and publisher) who became "the acknowledged expert with a world-wide reputation for dealing with police stress." This copy inscribed by Donovan, on half-title ("Martha/Fraternally/Ed Donovan"). Navy cloth w/silver foil spine lettering, 236 pages, illustrated. Spine slant, bumped corners, tiny soil mark to bottom corner of fore-edge, moderate general wear, in rubbed dust jacket w/bu... View more info

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THE MAN WHO MADE LISTS, Love, Death, Madness, and the Creation of Roget's Thesaurus (signed)

By: Kendall, Joshua

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons / Putnam / Penguin Group: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016695

ISBN: 0399154620

Condition: As New


First printing w/complete number sequence. The story of Peter Mark Roget -- polymath, eccentric, synonym aficionado," whose father's early death and the mental illness of his mother and sister caused him to start making lists at the age of eight, which was the beginning of "his quest to put everything in its rightful place, one word at a time." And the rest (remainder, balance, residue) is history (past, yesterday, antiquity.) This copy signed by Kendall, ... View more info

IMPRINT OF THE MARITIMES, Highlights in the Lives of 100 Interesting Americans Whose Roots Are in Canada's Atlantic Provinces

By: Kerr, J. Ernest

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Boston, The Christopher Publishing House:

Seller ID: 008369


autobiographical sketches arranged alphabetically, and including such notables as Bliss Carman, Colonel Frank Parker Day, Justice William O. Douglas, Thomas A. Edison, Ruby Keeler, Walter Pidgeon, Captain Ben Pine, John Carter Vincent, and many others; blue cloth w/gilt lettering, 229 pgs., illustrated; gently bumped corners/spine ends, light tanning; dj w/light chipping to spine ends, two 1/4" tears to top edge, two previous owner's short tape repairs to reverse, mi... View more info

THE MAN IN THE PANAMA HAT, Reminiscences of My Uncle, Stephen Leacock

By: Kimball, Elizabeth

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart / M&S: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006001

Condition: Very Good


Kimball presents, "an intriguing personal memoir of one of the most fascinating and famous of all Canadian personalities." "Kimball prints extracts from a journal, 'House, Garden & Fish Book Vol. 2,' that Leacock kept in 1943 at Old Brewery Bay." [Spadoni, page 643]. Orange cloth, 174 pages, photo end papers. Dust jacket by David John Shaw. Bump to top left corner of back cover, 1" horizontal impression to left edge of back cover, large gift inscr... View more info

PATRICK O'BRIAN, A Life Revealed

By: King, Dean

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Henry Holt and Company: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011283

ISBN: 0-8050-5976-8

Condition: Fine


the biography of the fiercely secretive man who created, among other things, some of the best historical novels to feature the Royal Navy; tan boards w/black cloth backstrip, 397 pages (including Epilogue, Selected Bibliography, Acknowledgements, Index), illustrated; rubbed dust jacket w/mild edgewear, impressions/scratches; an unread copy; View more info

PATRICK O'BRIAN, A Life Revealed

By: King, Dean

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Henry Holt and Company: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011872

ISBN: 0-8050-5976-8

Condition: Near Fine


The biography of the fiercely secretive man who created, among other things, some of the best historical novels to feature the Royal Navy. Tan boards w/black cloth backstrip, 397 pages (including Epilogue, Selected Bibliography, Acknowledgements, Index), illustrated. Lightly worn corners/spine ends, in rubbed dust jacket w/mild edgewear, impressions/scratches. An unread copy. View more info

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Please Excuse My Daughter (signed)

By: Klam, Julie

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, Riverhead Books/Penguin Group: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016683

ISBN: 1594489807

Condition: As New


First printing w/complete number sequence. A Jewish woman who "had been brought up to look pretty and wait for a rich man to sweep her off her feet" tells her story. This copy signed by Klam, on title page. Robin's egg boards/cloth backstrip w/gilt initials to front cover, gilt spine lettering, 257 pages. An unread copy View more info

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Out of the Depths (signed)

By: Knockwood, Isabelle

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Lockeport, Roseway Publishing: 1994

Edition: 2nd edition, 2nd printing

Inscription: Signed by Knockwood, on title page

Seller ID: 016975

ISBN: 0-9694180-6-X

Condition: Very Good


"The Experiences of Mi'kmaw Children at the Indian Residential School at Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia." Above her signature Knockwood has written the year (2000), and beneath it, "Keep the healing circle strong." 159 pages, illustrated. Light general wear. Internally tight and clean. View more info

Nagako, Empress of Japan

By: Koyama, Itoko

Price: $8.50

Publisher: New York, The John Day Company: 1958

Edition: 1st John Day Company edition

Seller ID: bio.00037

Condition: Good to Very Good


Translated from the Japanese by Atsuo Tsuruoka. From the front cover: "The intimate story of a princess raised in the Feudal tradition who wanted above all to be a modern wife." 189 pages. Sunning to spine tips, lighter sunning to spine, two very small tan soil marks to first endpaper. Dust jacket has edgewear, severely sunned top quarter of spine, 1" tear at left edge of rear panel, 2 shorter tears, wear/chipping to spine ends, .75" tears to top spi... View more info

POLANSKI, The Filmmaker as Voyeur

By: Leaming, Barbara

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011930

ISBN: 0-671-24985-1

Condition: Very Good


The first detailed study of filmmaker Roman Polanski and the notoriety surrounding him, including his Holocaust childhood, his marriage to Sharon Tate, his flight from America after a much-publicized sex crime with a thirteen-year-old, and his "professional victories over this chaos." Tan boards w/brown cloth backstrip, silver spine lettering, 220 pages (including Filmography and Index), illustrated. Mildly bumped corners/spine ends, remainder stamp to bottom edg... View more info

God Stand Up for Bastards

By: Leitch, David

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin: 1973

Edition: 1st US edition

Seller ID: 010161

Condition: Very Good


when he was seven days old the author's parents advertised him for adoption, and shortly thereafter his connections with his birth parents were severed; the little gaffer went on to become a reporter for The Sunday Times, covering Lord Thomson's interview with Khruschev, the Pope's Holy Land visit, the Six Day War, the Russian take-over of Czechoslovakia, the fighting at Khe Sanh during the Vietnam war, and many other events; moderate wear to corners/spine ends, bumped c... View more info

Olaf

By: Lias, Godfrey

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, MacGibbon & Kee and Douglas Saunders: 1958

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005103

Condition: Very Good


The story of an unidentified man "who from the age of sixteen has been knocking round the world getting mixed up in one adventure after another. He has fought in World War I under the French flag and in Spain for the republicans./In World War II he was a spy for the British in Germany, was captured, tortured and sentenced to death--and still got away with it." Black cloth, 216 pages. Price-clipped dust jacket w/lightly smudged rear panel, minute corner wear, 1/4... View more info

Elise

By: Lige, Elise, with Mary L. Wrucke

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Langley, privately published (Trinity Printing): 1987

Edition: First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 015153

Condition: Good


The author tells the story of her escape from Russian communists in Estonia, peril on the ocean, her conversion to Christianity, and "her subsequent walk with the Lord." This copy signed by Lige, on title page. 104 pages, cover by Cristi L. Wheaton. Light soil, moderate general wear. View more info

Mary Queen of Scots

By: Linklater, Eric

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, D. Appleton-Century Company: 1933

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006822

Condition: Good


A title from the Appleton Biographies series. Black cloth, 162 pages including Bibliographical Note and Index, frontispiece. Edgewear, moderate corner/spine end wear, sunned spine, scuffing/faint soil to cloth, tanning. Lacking dust jacket. View more info

The Joe Louis Story

By: Louis, Joe

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap / G&D:

Seller ID: sp.00036


Originally published in hardcover, in 1947, by Duell, Sloane and Pearce, under the title, "My Life Story." The autobiography of one of boxing's most famous names, from his youth on an Alabama farm, to world champion. Salmon-coloured tweed, 197 pages, four b&w illustrations. Bumped and worn corners/spine ends, tanned edges, small bookseller's sticker to bottom of front pastedown, the notation "Xmas 1956" to top left corner of front end paper, some minor... View more info

The Fourth Musketeer

By: Lucas-Dubreton, J.

Price: $19.50

Publisher: New York, Coward-McCann: 1928

Edition: 1st Coward-McCann edition

Seller ID: bio.00088

Condition: Very Good


Biography of the author of such classics as 'The Three Musketeers,' 'The Count of Monte Cristo,' 'The Queen's Necklace,' and many others, and whose life the publisher says is "so mad, so grotesque in itself, that the biographer has no difficulty in finding theatrical incidents, humorous anecdotes, and brilliantly colored adventures to adorn his tale." Translated from the French by Maida Castelhun Darnton. Red cloth, 276 pages (including bibliographical note). ... View more info

Dr. Johnson and Company

By: Lynd, Robert

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Penguin 503: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014234

Condition: Very Good


An interesting little tome on Dr. Johnson, as well as Boswell and other personages in the great man's life, including Goldsmith, Reynolds, Burke, and his earliest friends. 128 pages. Tanning, light general wear. Internally tight and clean. View more info

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Remembering Phil Esposito

By: MacInnis, Craig (editor)

Price: $9.50

Publisher: Vancouver, Raincoast Books: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 016197

ISBN: 1-55192-639-3

Condition: Near Fine


First printing w/complete number sequence. Contains a variety of articles telling the story of one of hockey's greatest centres, a Boston Bruins legend, and the heart, soul and guts of Team Canada in 1972. Black and gold boards w/gold spine lettering, 115 pages (including acknowledgements), plus four pages of advertisements for other titles in the publisher's Remembering series, copiously illustrated. Tiny soil marks to bottom edge. An unread copy. View more info

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DRUMBLAIR, Memories of a Jamaican Childhood (signed)

By: Manley, Rachel

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Toronto, Vintage Canada/Random House of Canada: 1997

Edition: 1st Vintage edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 012108

ISBN: 0-676-97083-4

Condition: As New


1st printing w/complete number sequence. Winner of the 1997 Governor General's Award for Non-Fiction. The author, a poet in her own right and daughter and granddaughter to two Jamaican leaders, here "tells the story of the brilliant, artistic Manleys -- Jamaica's most prominent and glamorous political family -- and the house that nurtured them: Drumblair." Signed on title page. 418 pages, illustrated. An unread copy. View more info

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DRUMBLAIR, Memories of a Jamaican Childhood (signed)

By: Manley, Rachel

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Toronto, Vintage Canada/Random House of Canada: 1997

Edition: 1st Vintage edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 012109

ISBN: 0-676-97083-4

Condition: Near Fine


1st printing w/complete number sequence. Winner of the 1997 Governor General's Award for Non-Fiction. The author, a poet in her own right and daughter and granddaughter to two Jamaican leaders, here "tells the story of the brilliant, artistic Manleys -- Jamaica's most prominent and glamorous political family -- and the house that nurtured them: Drumblair." This copy signed ("Best wishes/Rachel Manley") on title page. 418 pages, illustrated. Small nick to ... View more info

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Learning the Hard Way

By: Mantle, Craig Leslie

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Kingston, Canadian Defence Academy Press: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017752

ISBN: 0-662-45313-1

Condition: Very Good


Published simultaneously with the hardcover. Sub-titled "The leadership experiences of Lieutenant Agar Adamson during the South African War, 1899-1902," this one tells the story of Adamson pleading "for a commission that would take him to South Africa in the service of Queen and Empire," where "he quickly discovered the difficulties of leading soldiers in battle and of leading them well." 111 pages (including map and image credits, select biblio... View more info

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Memoirs of a Dilettante

By: Margerison, H.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Sussex, New Horizon: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 016119

ISBN: 0 86116 129 7

Condition: Near Fine


A writer of "a series of potted histories of Sovereigns of England" here offers his memoirs. Uncommon. Blue leatherette w/silver foil spine lettering, 134 pages, illustrated, dust jacket by Karen Belsey. A nice copy in a lightly rubbed dust jacket w/impressions. View more info

Sovereigns of England Series, No. 1: The English Normans & Plantagenets

By: Margerison, H.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Thorpe Bay, Essex, Privately Published: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 016178

Condition: Very Good


The first of "a series of booklets on the Sovereigns of England, from the earliest years of the post-Roman occupation and the Norman Conquest through the ages to the present day." 18 pages (including genealogical tables), illustrated. Light general wear. An uncommon item. View more info

Sovereigns of England Series, No. 2: Lancaster and York, The Tudors

By: Margerison, H.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Thorpe Bay, Essex, Privately Published: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 016179

Condition: Very Good


The second of "a series of booklets on the Sovereigns of England, from the earliest years of the post-Roman occupation and the Norman Conquest through the ages to the present day." 18 pages (including genealogical tables), illustrated. Light general wear. An uncommon item. View more info

Sovereigns of England Series, No. 5: Queen Victoria

By: Margerison, H.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Thorpe Bay, Essex, Privately Published: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 016180

Condition: Very Good


The fifth of "a series of booklets on the Sovereigns of England, from the earliest years of the post-Roman occupation and the Norman Conquest through the ages to the present day." 18 pages, illustrated. Light general wear. An uncommon item. View more info

Sovereigns of England Series, No. 6: Edward VII

By: Margerison, H.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Thorpe Bay, Essex, Privately Published: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 016181

Condition: Very Good


The sixth of "a series of booklets on the Sovereigns of England, from the earliest years of the post-Roman occupation and the Norman Conquest through the ages to the present day." 18 pages, illustrated. Light general wear. An uncommon item. View more info

Sovereigns of England Series, No. 7: George V

By: Margerison, H.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Thorpe Bay, Essex, Privately Published: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 016182

Condition: Very Good


The seventh of "a series of booklets on the Sovereigns of England, from the earliest years of the post-Roman occupation and the Norman Conquest through the ages to the present day." 18 pages, illustrated. Light general wear. An uncommon item. View more info

Sovereigns of England Series, No. 8: Edward VIII & George VI

By: Margerison, H.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Thorpe Bay, Essex, Privately Published: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 016183

Condition: Very Good


The eighth of "a series of booklets on the Sovereigns of England, from the earliest years of the post-Roman occupation and the Norman Conquest through the ages to the present day." 18 pages, illustrated. Light general wear. An uncommon item. View more info

Sovereigns of England Series, No. 9: Elizabeth II

By: Margerison, H.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Thorpe Bay, Essex, Privately Published: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 016184

Condition: Very Good


The ninth of "a series of booklets on the Sovereigns of England, from the earliest years of the post-Roman occupation and the Norman Conquest through the ages to the present day." 22 pages, illustrated. Light general wear. An uncommon item. View more info

Sovereigns of England Series, No. 10: Royal Residences of England and Scotland

By: Margerison, H.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Thorpe Bay, Essex, Privately Published: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 016185

Condition: Very Good


The tenth of "a series of booklets on the kings and queens from the earliest years of the post-Roman occupation and the Norman Conquest through the ages to the present day." 18 pages, illustrated. Light general wear. An uncommon item. View more info

REMEMBER BUTLER, The Story of Sir William Butler

By: McCourt, Edward

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Toronto & Montreal, McClelland & Stewart: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013543

Condition: Very Good


The story of "a Tipperary Irishman who served in the British Army for nearly half a century," including experience of the Riel Rebellion, a prominent role in the founding of the North-West Mounted Police, combat in the Ashanti and Zulu wars, and much more. Red cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 276 pages (including Notes, Bibliography, Index), illustrated. Moderate general wear, in rubbed dust jacket, edgewear, short edge tears, general wear. View more info

The Man Who Made New Brunswick Sing

By: McCullagh, Harold

Price: $7.50

Publisher: St. Stephen, Print'N Press Ltd.:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006863

Condition: Very Good


The story of New Brunswick musician David Thomson. Foreword by Louis Robichaud. 97 pages + 13 pages of photographs. Reading crease, edgewear, moderate handling wear, previous owner's sticker to inside front cover. View more info

Robert Henryson

By: McDiarmid, Matthew P.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Scottish Academic Press 03060: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006468

Condition: Very Good


A title from the Scottish Writers Series, this one "mostly concerned with Henryson's poetic art and the cultural world of fifteenth century Scotland and Europe that nurtured it. 125 pages. Original price sticker at bottom edge of back cover, thin reading creases, remnant of previous owner's sticker to top edge of inside front cover, moderate general wear. View more info

They Gave Royal Assent (signed)

By: McGregor, D.A.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Vancouver, Mitchell Press: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author & Subject

Seller ID: 014584

Condition: Near Fine


"Assembles for the first time the story of Government House, treats of the human aspects of the inhabitants of the vice-regal residence." This copy a gift from Colonel Clarence Wallace (Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia from 1950 to 1955) to John Babbitt McNair (Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick from 1965 through 1968), with a laid-in letter (signed by Wallace, who also contributes a Foreword) ) indicating this fact. This copy signed by both author McGre... View more info

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ME & MR. G (And Various Side Trips) (signed)

By: Meglemre, Mary

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Orlando, Rivercross Publishing, Inc.: 2001

Edition: 2nd printing

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 017074

ISBN: 1-58141-062-X

Condition: Near Fine


Meglemre tells her story "as she followed her destiny through the hills of tinsel town," including her friendship with Cary Grant (was he gay? was he a WWII espionage agent? could he juggle chainsaws?) , inside information about the real reason Greta Garbo gave up Hollywood, and much else that the woman who could have been Mrs. Fred Astaire thinks that we should know. This copy inscribed and signed on title page. Black boards w/silver spine lettering, 139 pages... View more info

The Life Of Napoleon

By: Merezhkovsky, Dmitri S.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: London, J.M. Dent & Sons: 1929

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: bio.00075

Condition: Good


Merezhkovsky attempts to prove that Napoleon was essentially the last of the heroes, heir to Dionysus and Alexander the Great. A companion volume to the author's earlier 'Napoleon: A Study.' Translated from the Russian by Catherine Zvegintzov. Green cloth, 375 pages. Christmas gift inscription to previous owner and said owner's bookplate on front pastedown. Dust jacket is price-clipped w/moderate edgewear, short tears, some chipping, rubbing, general wear. Uncommon... View more info

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CALL ME BURROUGHS, A Life

By: Miles, Barry

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Twelve / 12 / Grand Central Publishing: 2013

Edition: Uncorrected Proof

Seller ID: 018129

ISBN: 1455511951

Condition: Very Good


Miles tells the complete story of one of the three most important people of the Beat Generation (along with Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg) -- although a legitimate case could be made for there being four such people, the last being Joan Vollmer, Burroughs's common-law wife, whom he shot while attempting, drunk and drug-addled, to shoot a water tumbler from her head, William Tell-style. 712 pages (including notes, bibliography, 20 blank index pages), illustrated. Rubb... View more info

Mary Queen of Scots: Her Life Story

By: Millar, A.R.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Edinburgh & London, Sands & Co.: 1931

Edition: New & revised edition

Seller ID: 006385

Condition: Good to Very Good


A title "intended to give in a compendious form an outline of the life and adventures of the hapless Queen, and to hold the scale evenly betwixt the various writers who have perhaps indiscreetly erred in either praise or blame. It certainly contains facts not to be readily found in any other works on the subject." (So there!, all you other writers on the subject). Gilt lettering on blue cloth, 227 pages, including Index, illustrated. Bumped/lightly worn corners... View more info

HENRY MILLER'S BOOK OF FRIENDS, A Tribute to Friends of Long Ago

By: Miller, Henry

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Santa Barbara, Capra Press: 1976

Edition: 1st Capra Press edition

Seller ID: 006782

Condition: Very Good


Wraps edition published simultaneously with the hardcover and limited editions. With poignancy and insight, Miller recalls his interactions with various friends and acquaintances of his youth. 138 pages, illustrated. Impressions, previous owner's name, moderate general wear. View more info

Bliss Carman: Quest & Revolt

By: Miller, Muriel

Price: $10.00

Publisher: St. John's, Jesperson Press: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006146

Condition: Near Fine


Among other things, the author covers Carman's "early years at home, in New Brunswick, education in England and Scotland and his search for attention and recognition in the United States." Cream cloth w/brown cloth backstrip, 304 pages (including Bibliographical Addenda/Index), illustrated. Moderate wear to spine ends. Dust jacket w/light general wear. View more info

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Bliss Carman: Quest & Revolt

By: Miller, Muriel

Price: $7.50

Publisher: St. John's, Jesperson Press: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 015781

ISBN: 0-920502-62-8

Condition: Very Good


Among other things, Miller covers Carman's "early years at home, in New Brunswick, education in England and Scotland and his search for attention and recognition in the United States." Cream cloth w/brown cloth backstrip, 304 pages (including bibliographical addenda, index), illustrated. Some edgewear, a bit of warp to front board, light edgewear, light tanning, in rubbed dust jacket w/light general wear. View more info

Master of None

By: Morpurgo, J.E.

Price: $14.50

Publisher: Manchester, Carcanet Press: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004862

Condition: Very Good


A Scholar of Christ's Hospital, the author relates an eventful life, including his active service in World War II, his participation in the post-war success of Penguin Books, and his time as director of the National Book League. Black cloth, 332 pages (including Index). Dust jacket w/some sunning to spine, numerous impressions/scratches. View more info

JOHN ANDERSON, Pioneer of Technical Education and the College he Founded

By: Muir, Professor James

Price: $9.50

Publisher: Glasgow, John Smith & Son (Glasgow) Ltd.: 1950

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006371

Condition: Good


The biographer died after completing a first draft on the life of Anderson, and leaving notes to form a history of the Royal Technical College. To James M. Macaulay fell the task of completing the story. Red cloth, 162 pages, including Appendix, illustrated. Moderate edgewear, bumped corners, moderate handling soil, tanned/dusty edges, offsetting to end papers. View more info

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"FEAR YE NOT," A Life of Christ

By: Murdoch, Father B.J.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: St. Paul, Cathetical Guild Educational Society: 1961

Edition: 1st Cathetical Guild edition

Seller ID: 017762

Condition: About Very Good


Published under the imprimatur of Camille A. LeBlanc, bishop of Bathurst, New Brunswick, with the nihil obstat of Thomas J. McKendy. 269 pages Some spine slant, small chip to bottom spine, tanned pages, handling wear, light spotting to edges, moderate general wear. Internally tight and clean. Uncommon in this edition. View more info

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THE ORANGE TREES OF BAGHDAD, In Search of My Lost Family (signed)

By: Nadir, Leilah

Price: $28.50

Publisher: Toronto, Key Porter Books: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016631

ISBN: 139781552639412

Condition: As New


First printing w/complete number sequence. From the front flap: "Through her father's memories, Leilah recounts her family's lost story, from Iraq at the turn of the twentieth century during the British occupation, to the Iran-Iraq War and the Gulf War. Through her cousins still living in Baghdad, she experiences the thunderous explosions of the present-day conflict." This copy signed by Nadir, on title page. Black cloth w/grey spine lettering, 327 pages (in... View more info

LITTLE WHITE SQUAW, a white woman's story of abuse, addiction, and reconciliation (signed)

By: Nash, Eve Mills, and Kenneth J. Harvey

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Vancouver, Beach Holme Publishing/Prospect Books: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed by authors, on half-title

Seller ID: 014997

ISBN: 0-88878-427-9

Condition: Good


"The story of a woman shaped by childhood sexual and emotional abuse, alcoholic family members, religious fanaticism, and the superstitions of a fortune-telling grandmother." 425 pages (including acknowledgements), cover illustration by Jerry Whitehead. Edgewear, impressions/scratches, internally tight and clean. View more info

MINOR LIVES, A Collection of Biographies by John Nichols

By: Nichols, John (Edward L. Hart, editor)

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Harvard University Press: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014453

Condition: Near Fine


"Annotated and with an Introduction on John Nichols and the Antiquarian and Anecdotal Movements of the late Eighteenth Century." Divided into four categories: I--Antiquarians, II--Booksellers and Printers, III--Illustrators and Designers, and IV--Curate, Scholar, Grub, Poet. Blue cloth w/silver spine lettering, 367 pages (including Index), illustrated. A suggestion of wear to corners/spine ends, in moderately sunned dust jacket w/light edgewear, tiny chip from to... View more info

Portrait of a Marriage

By: Nicolson, Nigel

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Futura 7091: 1974

Edition: 1st Futura edition

Seller ID: 011523

Condition: Very Good


"tells the story of Harold Nicolson's forty-nine year marriage to Vita Sackville-West, a union based on mutual trust, shared interests, deepening love, total frankness and reciprocal infidelity."; 250 pgs., incl. Index, illustrated; tanned pages, light general wear; View more info

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Grandmother Told Me

By: Norrad, Winnifred (as told to Shirley Spencer)

Price: $35.00

Publisher: No Place, Elgin Press, Inc.:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 018105

Condition: Very Good


No date (circa 1998). Spencer tells the story of her grandmother, who came to New Brunswick, Canada, from England when she was only 16, and who lived in the province until her death at the age of 104. Contains much information of interest to genealogists and local historians. 142 pages + 20-page section on Winnifred's descendants, illustrated. Light edgewear, light smudging, light general wear. Internally tight and clean. Uncommon. View more info

OUR SMALL SAFE WORLD, Recollections of a Welsh childhood

By: O'Harris, Pixie, and Kaye Harman

Price: $9.50

Publisher: Sydney, Boobook Publications: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013841

Condition: Very Good


The author writes of her childhood "in the small village of Sully, on the Welsh coast." In the Family History section, neice Harman takes up family research begun by O'Harris's nephews, "gathering the recollections of the older family members in Australia, and filling in more branches from documented research sources." Red cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 215 pages + xxii pages bound in front and rear, illustrated, dust jacket painting by George F. Harris. View more info

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C.B. Olson, Profile of a Pioneer

By: Olson, Clarence B., and Lillian M. Rempel

Price: $30.00

Publisher: No Place (Terrace), Privately Published (printed by Totem Press Terrace Ltd.):

Seller ID: 017597

Condition: Very Good


The reminiscences of the grandson of a Norwegian immigrant to Minnesota, and the grandson's life before and after his move to Canada in the early 1930s. Contains much of genealogical interest. This copy presented by author's son, Don, to a friend, and signed by Don on the inside back cover. 154 pages (including index of names), illustrated. Light wear to corners/spine ends, light cover soil. Internally tight and clean. View more info

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Read a Zillion Books (signed)

By: Pallotta, Jerry

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Katonah, Richard C. Owen Publishers: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016953

ISBN: 1-57274-597-5

Condition: Near Fine


A title from the publisher's Meet The Author series. This copy inscribed and signed, by Palotta, on title page. Inscription reads, "To Carol.../Keep on reading!/Jerry Pallotta 2005". So if your child's name is Carol, then this is the book for you! Or not. You decide. 33 pages, illustrated. Light general wear. View more info

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JOE PALMER, A New Brunswick Entrepreneur (signed)

By: Palmer, Stephen, with Ruby Shaw & Arthur Doyle

Price: $50.00

Publisher: No Place, Privately Published: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Authors

Seller ID: 016432

ISBN: 1-55137-585-0

Condition: Very Good


"This is the story of Joe Palmer, one of New Brunswick's most remarkable entrepreneurs. He began as a Carleton County farm boy in the nineteen thirties and went on to play a pivotal role in creating one of Canada's largest trucking companies. Along the way he also immersed himself in politics and community affairs." Foreword by Frank McKenna, erstwhile premier of New Brunswick. This copy signed by Palmer, Shaw and Doyle, at bottom of title page. 230 pages, i... View more info

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Wall Street and Broad

By: Palmer, Teri

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Dell 9418: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012164

Condition: Good


From the back cover: "When Teri Palmer started on Wall Street, she thought her main job would be selling stocks and bonds, and coming up with the right figures. But she found out that the figures her bosses and customers were keen on were not on the ticker tape, and the hottest commodity she had to sell was herself." 223 pages. Rubbing/flaking, thin scratches, moderate general wear. View more info

General Douglas MacArthur

By: Pearl, Jack

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Monarch MA315: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011322

Condition: Very Good to Fine


paperback original; the story of one of America's best-known soldiers (and given credit on the back cover as, "The man who wrested the South Pacific from the greedy imperialistic Japanese."); some edgewear, moderate general wear; View more info

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Man of Labrador

By: Powell, Benjamin W.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Corner Brook, Privately Published: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 016569

ISBN: 1-883704-00-6

Condition: Good to Very Good


Powell "reflects on his life as a young man in the wilds of Labrador." 234 pages, illustrated. Scuffing/scratches to covers, light soil. Internally tight. View more info

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THE LAST DAYS OF THE LAST FATHER, With a Who's Who Amongst Newfoundlanders At Home and Abroad

By: Pumphrey, Ron

Price: $12.00

Publisher: St. John's, Pumphrey Publications: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 016356

ISBN: 0-921713-18-5

Condition: Good


348 pages, illustrated. General handling wear. View more info

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Townshend of Huron (signed)

By: Purdy, J.D. (Judson Douglas)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Althouse Press: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016212

ISBN: 0-920354-33-5

Condition: Very Good


The story of the achievements of an education reformer and Anglican priest whose career stretched across six decades. This copy inscribed and signed ("For John, Caroline & Anna/love & best wishes,/Jud.") in a spidery hand, on half-title. 166 pages (including notes, bibliography, index), illustrated. Impressions, light surface wear. Internally tight and clean. View more info

Prince Michael Vorontsov, Viceroy To The Tsar (inscribed & signed)

By: Rhinelander, Anthony L. H.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Montreal & Kingston, McGill-Queen's University Press: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: bio.00049

ISBN: 0-7735-0747-7

Condition: Very Good


The subject "grew up in England.and later became an officer in the Russian army during the Napoleonic wars. In 1823 Alexander I appointed Vorontsov to the post of governor general of New Russia. He was so sucessful.that in 1845 Nicholas I promoted him to viceroy and extended his authority to include Caucasia--with the extraordinary mandate of 'unlimited powers'." Black cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 279 pages (including index, bibliography and notes), illustrated... View more info

FAITH IN TIME, The Life of Jimmy Scott

By: Ritz, David

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Da Capo Press/Perseue Books: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012077

ISBN: 0-306-81088-3

Condition: Near Fine


1st printing w/complete number sequence. The author chronicles the amazing life and peculiar times of quite possibly the best voice ever to sing jazz. Maroon boards, 270 pages (including Acknowledgements, Bibliography, Discography, Index), illustrated. Black remainder stripe to bottom edge, in lightly scuffed dust jacket. An unread copy. View more info

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Creston Valley Profiles (signed)

By: Rockwell, Wilson

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Caldwell, The Caxton Printers: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016336

Condition: Very Good


Contains biographical sketches of past and present (well, until 1984, at any rate) residents of the Creston Valley, in British Columbia. This copy signed by Rockwell, on half-title. Red leatherette w/gilt lettering to front cover/spine, 343 pages, illustrated. A hint of wear to corners/spine ends, rubbed dust jacket w/light edgewear, impressions, small triangular piece from top edge of rear panel. Jacket now in protective mylar sleeve. View more info

Mills, Mansions, and Mergers: The Life of William M. Wood (inscribed & signed)

By: Roddy, Edward G.

Price: $95.00

Publisher: North Andover, Merrimack Valley Textile Museum: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 014421

ISBN: 0-9374-74-0405

Condition: About Very Good


Tells the life story of a man born to poor immigrant parents, whose income by the time of his death "ranked him as perhaps the second highest paid executive in the United States." This copy inscribed and signed on front end paper (inscription reads "To Gwen, a/transplanted villager/Edward G. Roddy"). Illustrated boards, 148 pages (including Appendices, Notes, Index), copiously illustrated. Light smudging, two small sticker pulls to front cover, mild gener... View more info

THE POWER I PLEDGE, Being a Centenary Study of the Life of William Quarrier and The Work He Pioneered

By: Ross, James

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Glasgow, Quarrier's Homes/Robert MacLehose: 1971

Seller ID: 009026

Condition: Very Good


the story of the founder of The Orphan Homes of Scotland, where thousands of children were given a home environment and taught self-reliance; Quarrier, born in 1829, became a Christian when seventeen years old, and dedicated his life to improving conditions for those in need; blue cloth, 118 pgs. incl. Epilogue/Council of Management and Officials/Bibliography, illustrated; previous owner's name in small ink letters at top of front free end paper, mild general wear; light... View more info

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BALLAD OF THE WHISKEY ROBBER, A True Story of Bank Heists, Ice Hockey, Transylvanian Pelt Smuggling, Moonlighting Detectives, and Broken Hearts (signed)

By: Rubinstein, Julian

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Little, Brown & Company: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016006

ISBN: 0-316-07167-6

Condition: Near Fine


First printing w/complete number sequence. The story of Attila Ambrus, "one-time pelt smuggler, professional hockey goalie (possibly the worst in the sport's history), pen salesman, Zamboni driver, gravedigger, church painter, roulette addict, building superintendent, whiskey drinker, and native of Transylvania who's decided that the best thing to do with his time is to rob as many banks as possible." This copy signed, on title page, by Rubinstein. Maroon boar... View more info

Bernard's Brethren

By: Shaw, Charles Macmahon

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Constable & Company: 1939

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009685

Condition: Very Good


an Australian relative of George Bernard Shaw's here relates his views of Shaw, with stories about the Shaw family and its history; throughout the text are a number of usually contradictory comments by Shaw, made as he read the manuscript before its publication, and printed here in red, on facing pages; blue cloth, 161 pgs., frontis.; minute soil to bottom edge, lightly scuffed cloth, a bit of a smoky aroma; dj w/sunned spine, chipping to corners/spine ends, edgewear all... View more info

Born To Kill

By: Shirley, Glenn

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Monarch MA393: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013187

Condition: Good


True crime. The story of William (Billy) E. Cook, "whose orgy of violence overshadowed anything in the John Dillinger-Pretty Boy Floyd era." 126 pages. Slant, uneven fore-edge, impressions, tanning, moderate general wear. View more info

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THE LIFE OF GEORGE STEPHENSON AND OF HIS SON ROBERT STEPHENSON; comprising also A History of the Invention and Introduction of the Railway Locomotive

By: Smiles, Samuel

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1868

Edition: 1st US edition

Seller ID: 016677

Condition: Good to Very Good


Contains the preface to the eighth edition (UK, 1864). Maroon cloth w/rule/publisher's device in blind to covers, gilt spine lettering, 501 pages (including index), plus four pages of advertisements for other Harper & Brothers titles, illustrated. Library sticker to front pastedown, stamp to title page. Wear to corners/spine ends, soiled edges, moderate cover soil, some internal soil. This is a little heavier than the average title, and may, depending on destination,... View more info

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I Raised a U.S. Marine

By: Smith, Mary L.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Carleton Press / Hearthstone: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 016460

Condition: About Very Good


Smith presents "a simple, moving, eloquently restrained biography of her son, Sergeant E. Wayne Smith, who was killed in Vietnam in October 1968." An uncommon title. Blue cloth w/black spine lettering, 93 pages, illustrated, dust jacket illustration by Charles Mazarakes. Mild slant, dusty/lightly foxed edges, light edgewear, previous owner’s named magic-markered out at top of front end paper, faint foxing to endpapers, in lightly edgeworn dust jacket w/short... View more info

Jan Christian Smuts

By: Smuts, J.C.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: London, Cassell & Company: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011694

Condition: Good


"The story of Smuts is the story of South Africa and his whole life was spent in a constant struggle against the political creed which is the root cause of the troubles in the Union today." Black cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 568 pages (including Biographical Summary, Bibliography, Index), illustrated. Bumped corners, light edgewear, Christmas gift inscription on front free end paper, moderately tanned pages, moderate general wear, in dj w/chipping/short tears to... View more info

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The Life of William Cowper, Esq., in Two Volumes

By: Southey, Robert

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Boston, Phillips, Sampson, and Company: 1858

Edition: 1st thus

Seller ID: 017681

Condition: Good


A two-volumes-in-one edition of Southey's classic work detailing the life of a man considered by many to be the most popular poet and hymnodist of his age. Green cloth patterned in blind, gilt spine lettering, 329/360 pages, respectively, frontispiece engraving of Cowper, tissue guard. Reverse spine slant, moderate wear to corners/spine ends, light cover soil, soiled/tanned edges, internal soil/foxing, internally tight. An uncommon edition. View more info

WILLIE STARGELL, An Autobiography (signed)

By: Stargell, Willie, and Tom Bird

Price: $95.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 015577

ISBN: 0-06-015238-9

Condition: Very Good


First printing w/complete number sequence. One of baseball's all-time greats tells his story. Inscribed and signed by Stargell, on front end paper. Inscription reads: "To/Quinnie/My Best/Willie Stargell". Holds appeal merely by virtue of the fact that Stargell has signed it, but if your name is Quinnie and you're a Pittsburgh Pirates fan, I'm thinkin' that you've just found your dream book (and even if your name isn't Quinnie it's a pretty nice find). Laid ... View more info

A PRIDE OF LIONS, A Portrait of Napoleon's Mother

By: Stirling, Monica

Price: $5.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: bio.00051

Condition: Very Good


A biography of Napoleon's mother. Red cloth w/gilt lettering to front cover/spine, 319 pages (including index), illustrated. Christmas gift inscription to previous owner, tanned edges, edgewear. Dust jacket has moderate edgewear and slightly discoloured spine. View more info

Robert Louis Stevenson and the Highlands and Islands of Scotland

By: Stott, Louis

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Stirling, Creag Darach Publications: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006842

ISBN: 1-874585-01-6

Condition: Good to Very Good


A chronicle of Stevenson's Scotland and its influences on him and his work. 154 pages (including Appendices and Index), illustrated. Rubbing, reading crease, general wear. View more info

Robert Louis Stevenson & France

By: Stott, Louis

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Aberfoyle, Creag Darach Publications: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007263

ISBN: 1-874585-03-2

Condition: Very Good


Stevenson had many associations with France, and this book takes a look at them as a significant part of his experience and make-up. 128 pages (including bibliography and index), illustrated. Moderate general wear. View more info

The Life Of Michelangelo Buonarroti

By: Symonds, John Addington

Price: $7.50

Publisher: New York, Modern Library: 1928

Edition: First Modern Library edition

Seller ID: bio.00056

Condition: Good


Brown leatherette w/gilt ML device to front cover, gilt spine lettering, 544 pages plus 4-page list of other Modern Library titles. Bumped corners, dusty edges, nicks to spine ends. View more info

From a Glasgow Slum to Fleet Street

By: Taylor, Allan K.

Price: $13.00

Publisher: London, Alvin Redman Limited:

Seller ID: 007117

Condition: Good


No date (circa 1950). A well-known journalist, author and broadcaster, born in abject poverty, tells the story of his rise to fame. Buckram, 245 pages, illustrated. Some slant, dusty/tanned/soiled edges, moderate edgewear all around, moderate general wear. Lacking dust jacket. View more info

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THE ORIGINAL MARVELETTES, Motown's Mystery Girl Group

By: Taylor, Marc

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Jamaica, Aloiv Publishing Co.: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017793

ISBN: 0-96523285-9

Condition: Very Good to Fine


The story of "How five teenage girls changed Motown forever." Or, as Martha Reeves said, "The Marvelettes paved the way for Motown's girl groups -- the Supremes, everybody. If they hadn't worked, we wouldn't have worked." Maroon cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 219 pages (including discography, bibliography, index) + advertisements, illustrated. Bumped/lightly worn corners, in lightly rubbed/lightly edgeworn dust jacket w/corner wear, impressions. View more info

THE RENAISSANCE OF CANADIAN HISTORY, A Biography of A.L. Burt

By: Thomas, Lewis H.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Toronto & Buffalo, University of Toronto Press: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009975

ISBN: 0-8020-5304

Condition: Very Good


"describes the thought and career of the historian A.L. Burt, a key figure in the period of Canadian historical scholarship which spans the second and third decades of this century."; tangerine cloth, 189 pgs. incl. Appendices and Index, frontis.; bent/wrinkled top corners, mild wear to bottom corners/spine ends; dj w/moderate wear to corners/top spine end, 3/8" and 1/4" tears to bottom spine, moderate general wear; View more info

VERNOR HAD VISION, A Tribute to Vernor Wilberforce Jones

By: Thomson, Winnifred Conrad

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Sussex, privately published: 1976

Seller ID: 015468

Condition: Good to Very Good


The life story of the author's blind uncle and his accomplishments. 44 pages, frontispiece. A hint of edgewear, 1/4" tear to fore-edge of front cover, previous owner's sticker to front end paper. An uncommon item. View more info

The Franciscan of Bourges

By: Toledano, Marc

Price: $7.50

Publisher: London, George C. Harrap & Co.: 1970

Edition: 1st UK edition

Seller ID: 010307

Condition: Very Good to Fine


reissues the 1967 French first edition; in 1943 Marc and Yves Toledano were arrested by the Gestapo, then tortured and imprisoned in the German-controlled Bourges prison, their fate sealed until the arrival of a Franciscan monk in the guise of a prison guard and nurse gave them sympathy, care, food and hope, even helping some of the Bourges prisoners to escape; purple boards, 174 pgs., incl. Translator's Notes, frontis.; dj w/light edgewear, 1/2" tear to bottom left ... View more info

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A Journey Worth Making

By: Tooley, Robert

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Fredericton, Self-published: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017824

ISBN: 0-9696498-0-0

Condition: Very Good


A physician and military historian tells his story. 232 pages, illustrated. Internally tight and clean w/only light general wear. View more info

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A Journey Worth Making

By: Tooley, Robert

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Fredericton, Self-published: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017872

ISBN: 0-9696498-0-0

Condition: Very Good


A physician and military historian tells his story. 232 pages, illustrated. Internally tight and clean w/light edgewear, crease to bottom right corner of front cover. View more info

A Good Place To Come From

By: Torgov, Morley

Price: $6.50

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's:

Edition: 1st US edition

Seller ID: bio.00057

ISBN: 0-312-33930-5

Condition: Very Good


Memoirs of growing up, by a prominent Canadian novelist. Blue cloth w/silver spine lettering, 186 pages, dust jacket illustration by Amy Bernstein. View more info

The David Bowie Story

By: Tremlett, George

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Futura 70514: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006797

Condition: Very Good


Paperback original. The life and times (up until 1974, at least) of David Robert Jones (some guy from England, apparently). Covers the range of Bowie's life, from the entirely interesting (his affection for the music and writing of Anthony Newley, Lou Reed and Iggy Pop) to the downright dull (his affection for wearing all-black clothing). 159 pages, including chronology, illustrated. Moderate general wear. View more info

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THE LIFE OF BARON FREDERIC TRENCK: containing his adventures, and cruel and excessive sufferings during an imprisonment of ten years, in the fortress of Magdeburg

By: Trenck, Baron Frederic

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, William A. Leary: 1849

Edition: 2nd Leary edition

Seller ID: 017075

Condition: Fair


Originally published in German, this is Trenck's account of his ten-year imprisonment after his affair with the sister of Frederick II of Prussia. In France, whence he eventually travelled during the French Revolution, the French got the idea that he was an Austrian spy, and set up a date for him with Dr. Joseph Guillotine's edgy little device. Brown cloth w/gilt illustration to front cover, gilt lettering/designs to spine, 288 pages (plus eight-page catalogue of other... View more info

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NO COMMON TASK, The Autobiography of a Ghost-hunter

By: Underwood, Peter

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Harrap: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 016113

ISBN: 0-245-53959-X

Condition: Very Good


The president of the Ghost Club offers the details of his thirty-five years spent covering scientific psychical research. Butterscotch cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 239 pages (including index), illustrated. Bumped corners, in dust jacket w/light edgewear, thin scratches/impressions. View more info

The Memoirs of the Rt. Hon. Sir George Foster, P.C., G.C.M.G.

By: Wallace, W. Stewart

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Toronto, Macmillan Company of Canada: 1933

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006372

Condition: Good to Very Good


The story of a Carleton County New Brunswicker born in 1847, and who went on to devote nearly fifty years of his life to politics, sitting in either the House of Commons or the Senate until his death in 1931. Gilt lettering on black cloth, 291 pages (including Appendix and Index, illustrated. Dust-soiled edges, light corner wear, front end paper excised. Lacking dust jacket. View more info

James I

By: Walter, David

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Wayland Publishers: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006378

Condition: Near Fine


A title from the Wayland Kings and Queens series, this one an overview of the monarch who became King of Scotland at the ripe old age of thirteen months, and who subsequently became King of England at the age of thirty-six, only to degenerate into a petulant old drunkard. Black cloth, 96 pages (including Table of Dates/Principal Characters/Further Reading/Index/Picture Credits), illustrated. Dust jacket w/light rubbing, mild impressions, some flaking to top folds. View more info

His Eye is on the Sparrow

By: Waters, Ethel, with Charles Samuels

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Bantam Giant A985: 1952

Edition: 1st Bantam Giant edition

Seller ID: 005923

Condition: Very Good


The life story of the renowned entertainer who started life as the result of a rape, and who overcame poverty and racism to make her mark in American music and theatre. Some slant/roll, moderately sunned spine, reading creases to spine, light edgewear, strongly tanned pages, small chip out of fore-edge of first end paper. View more info

WHELAN, The Man in the Green Stetson

By: Whelan, Eugene, with Rich Archbold

Price: $9.50

Publisher: Toronto, Irwin Publishing: 1986

Edition: 2nd printing

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 014204

ISBN: 0 7725 1621 9

Condition: Very Good


A populist politician who served as a backbencher in the Lester Pearson government and as Pierre Trudeau's Minister of Agriculture here offers his memoirs. This copy inscribed, signed and dated ("Moncton N.B/March 17/87/To/Marina & Bill Murphy's/My 'Great'Grandmother Kelly/was a Murphy./Hon Eugene F. Whelan P.C.") on front end paper. Olive cloth w/white spine lettering, 322 pages (including Acknowledgements, Index), illustrated. Moderate general wear, in rubbed d... View more info

Thomas Mann

By: White, Andrew

Price: $5.50

Publisher: Grove Press/Evergreen Pilot EP31: 1965

Edition: 1st Evergreen Pilot edition

Seller ID: 011662

Condition: Very Good


Originally published the same year by Oliver & Boyd. Offers "a brief biographical account, a detailed survey of the writer's work, a report on the best published criticism, and a selected bibliography." 122 pages (including Bibliography). Rubbing, moderate general wear. Internally tight and clean. View more info

Majesty and Mischief

By: White, William S.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Macfadden 60-124: 1963

Edition: 1st Macfadden edition

Seller ID: 004975

Condition: Very Good


Presents both positive and negative views of American president Franklin D. Roosevelt. Some slant, reading crease, moderate general wear. View more info

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The Story of a Literary Career

By: Wilcox, Ella Wheeler

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Holyoke, Elizabeth Towne: 1905

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017632

Condition: Good


To save herself some time, Wilcox wrote this little item to send to groups and reading clubs continually asking for information about her. "With description of Mrs. Wilcox's Home and Life, by Ella Giles Ruddy." 60 pages + 2 pages of advertisements for other Elizabeth Towne books, illustrated. Edgewear, soiled covers, impressions, a turned corner, dampstaining. Internally tight. View more info

HANDICAP RACE, The Inspiring Story of Roger Arnett

By: Wilson, Dorothy Clarke

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New YorkMcGraw-Hill Book Company:

Seller ID: 008772


in 1931, record-breaking track athlete Roger Arnett was on his way to a meet when a car accident left him a paraplegic in a time when paraplegia was not well understood, and meant endless battles with infections and other ailments; this is his story, from his marriage to a polio sufferer and their adoption of three children, to cultivating and cross-breeding prize-winning varieties of gladioli, to his ministry to bring hope and assistance to the physically disabled; this... View more info

BEYOND THE BLUE MOUNTAINS, An Autobiography

By: Woodcock, George

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Markham, Fitzhenry & Whiteside: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006286

Condition: Very Good to Fine


The second part of the author's autobiography, following 'Letter to the Past.' Chapter XXX, moving along quite nicely in its description of a legal spat between Margaret Atwood and Fraser Sutherland, and concerning a semi-fiction by someone named Wigle (said semi-fiction having been published by Sutherland, and having unflatteringly introduced Atwood as a character from real life), comes to an abrupt stop in mid-sentence at the bottom of page 267, skipping immediately t... View more info

GABRIEL DUMONT, The Metis Chief and His Lost World

By: Woodcock, George

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Edmonton, Hurtig Publishers: 1976

Edition: 1st hardcover edition

Seller ID: 015275

ISBN: 0-88830-095-6

Condition: Good to Very Good


The story of Gabriel Dumont, "the legendary Metis plainsman, guerrilla general and enigmatic comrade of Louis Riel." Black cloth, 256 pages (including biographical notes and acknowledgements), map end papers, illustrated. View more info

Malcolm Lowry: The Man and His Work

By: Woodcock, George (editor)

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Vancouver, University of British Columbia Press: 1971

Seller ID: 006198

Condition: About Very Good


A collection of essays presenting Lowry's work and the sources from which he constructed it. 174 pages (including Notes on Contributors and Selected Bibliography). Some slant, some sunning, crease to top left corner of back cover. View more info