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The Backwoods of Canada : Being Letters from the Wife of an Emigrant Officer, illustrative of the Domestic Economy of British America

By: TRAILL, Catherine Parr Strickland

Price: $8.50

Publisher: Toronto, Prospero Books: 2000

Edition: Facsimile Reprint

Seller ID: 21556

ISBN: 1552671437

Condition: As New


Facsimile reprint. Originally published: London : C. Knight, 1836. (The library of entertaining knowledge). A volume in the 'Prospero Canadian Collection'. 351 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm. Bright, clean and still fresh. Unmarked and 'as new'. We ship Worldwide, use both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges based on our actual costs, without overcharging. This item weighs 520g unpacked. Canadian domestic postal rates rise with we... View more info

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The Honky Tonk Angels

By: TROTT, Walt

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Nashville, TN, Nova Books: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Six Autographs

Seller ID: 042789

ISBN: 0963268406

Condition: Fine


Subtitle on spine: The Kitty Wells-Johnny & Jack story. "A dual biography"-- to front cover. Foreword by Chet Atkins. 305 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. Multiple autographs on the title page - Kitty Wells, Johnny Wright, Bobby Wright and three others - for a total of six. Bright, fresh copy, about 'as new'. We ship Worldwide, use both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges based on our actual costs, without overcharging. This item weigh... View more info

A whoreson mad fellow (Charles Hippolyte Labussie`re) : an unconventional biography of an original man who at the risk of his life saved from the guillotine the stars of the ComeĀ“die Franc?aise and a great number of other Persons

By: TROWBRIDGE, W. R. H.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London, Grayson & Grayson: 1933

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22025

Condition: VG+


Biography of Charles Hippolyte Delpeuch de La Bussiere [1768-1808] French actor and 'enfant terrible', responsible for saving many persons from the guillotine. 275 pages, 8 leaves of plates : frontispiece, illustrations, portraits ; 22 cm. Very bright, clean interior, unmarked. Tight, square binding, sound hinges. Slight wear only to the black cloth. Unpacked weight, 605g. We ship Worldwide, at cost, using both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer ... View more info

Wings of the North

By: TURNER, Dick

Price: $8.50

Publisher: Saanichton, BC, Hancock House: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 047777

ISBN: 0919654614

Condition: About Fine


Life of bush pilot in Northwest Territories of Canada since 1958. 288 p. : ill. ; 22 cm. Book is bright and clean. Previous owner's name, address to the ffep - that of prominent B. C. Businessman S. G. Foord, founder of KalTire. Otherwise unmarked. Binding is tight and square and there is no wear to the cloth. Unclipped dustjacket is reasonably clean, but there is some rippling to the spine [water damage?], not affecting the book. Weight, 568g. View more info

Wings of the North

By: TURNER, Dick

Price: $8.50

Publisher: Saanichton, BC, Hancock House: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 048217

ISBN: 0919654614

Condition: VG+


Life of bush pilot in Northwest Territories of Canada since 1958. 288 p. : ill. ; 22 cm. Book is bright and clean. Previous owner's name, address to the ffep, otherwise unmarked. Binding is tight and square and there is no wear to the cloth. Unclipped dustjacket is reasonably clean, but there is some sun-darkening/rippling to the spine [not water damage], not affecting the book. Weight, 568g. View more info

Cowboys, Characters & Critters: The Life of the British Columbia Cowboy

By: TWAN, Liz

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Alkali Lake, B. C., Coyote Lake Publishing: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19859

Condition: As New


A photographic essay with a focus on the everyday life of the ranch cowboys, many of whom are Esketemc First Nation cowboys. The ranch was sold to the Douglas Lake Cattle Company in April 2008. 96pp, full colour. An 'as new' copy - bright, clean and unmarked. Unpacked weight, 271g. Eligible for inexpensive Canada Post Lettermail rates to Canada and the USA ; other Countries somewhat more. View more info

Leonardo Da Vinci; The Tragic Pursuit of Perfection

By: VALLENTIN, Antonia

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Viking Press: 1938

Edition: First Edition in English

Seller ID: 16273

Condition: Fine


Biography of Leonardo da Vinci, 1452-1519. xii, 561pp, illustrated in color and in b&w. Translated from the German. CLC Number: 692247254. Hard to believe that this copy dates from 1938 - book is Fine, bright, clean and unmarked. Tight, square binding, sound hinges, no wear to the cloth. The unclipped dustjacket is also bright and clean but with edge wear, short closed tears, and a couple of tiny chips. We ship Worldwide, use both Canada Post and the United States Posta... View more info

Menno Simons: Places, Portraits and Progeny

By: VISSER, Piet; SPRUNGER, Mary

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Canada, Friesen's: 1996

Edition: First Canadian Edition

Seller ID: 045710

ISBN: 1550564625

Condition: As New


Chronological history of the life of Menno Simons [1496-1561], founder of the Mennonites with drawings & prints of him etc. 168 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm. Also published in a Dutch and German edition. A very bright, clean and unmarke copy, still fresh. Tight, square binding, no wear to the cloth. Similar, unclipped dustjacket. Unpacked weight, 1.031kg. We ship Worldwide, at cost, using both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges, a... View more info

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Stanley Kubrick, Director: A Visual Analysis

By: WALKER, Alexander; TAYLOR, Sybil; RUCHTI, Ulrich

Price: $15.00

Publisher: USA, W. W. Norton & Company: 2000

Edition: First Printing This Edition

Seller ID: 32097

ISBN: 0393321193

Condition: About 'As New'


'Kubrick fans everywhere will relish this as the definitive book on the Director'. Stanley Kubrick, 1928-1999. 376pp, profusely photo illustrated.Bright, clean, unmarked copy, both inside and outside. Tight, square binding, no spine creases. View more info

Politicians of a Pioneering Province

By: WALKER, Russell R.

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Vancouver, Mitchell Press: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 21117

Condition: About Fine


An account of the politicians who dominated the early years of British Columbia. Signed by the author on the ffep. 246pp, photo illustrated in b&w. Bright, clean, unmarked copy with a sound binding. No wear to boards. Dustjacket is bright and clean but with a little edge wear and minor rubbing. Weight, 660g. View more info

Madame d'Youville: The Valiant Woman of Canada

By: WALMSLEY, Elizabeth

Price: $9.95

Publisher: London, Longmans Green: 1913

Seller ID: 21263

Condition: Good +


Article in a magazine entitled 'The Month', No. 591 [New series 201], Sept. 1913, pp285-295. Interior of magazine is bright and clean. binding is tight and square. Wraps are a little soiled and there is wear to spine. Weight, 210g. Ships via inexpensive Canada Post Lettermail. View more info

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

By: WARD, Maisie

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Sheed & Ward: 1943

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 2322

Condition: VG+


Gilbert Keith Chesterton, English writer, poet, philosopher, dramatist, journalist, orator, lay theologian, biographer, and literary and art critic. Chesterton is often referred to as the "prince of paradox". xv, 685pp, illustrated. OCLC Number:476660143. Bright, clean interior. Unmarked except for a small private library stamp to the foot of thee ffep. Bright, orange cloth boards are bright and clean, however the spine is sun-faded. Majotr parts of the original ... View more info

The Max Ward Story: A Bush Pilot in the Bureaucratic Jungle

By: WARD, Max

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart: 1991

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 07754

ISBN: 0-7710-8302-5

Condition: Fine


Autobiography of Max Ward, the Canadian Bush Pilot who started Wardair, a successful, but now defunct, Airline Company. 342pp, photo illustrated, endpaper maps. Bright, clean copy, quite fresh. Small ink signature of a former owner to the top margin of the front endpaper. Otherwise unmarked. Unclipped dustjacket - near Fine. Unpacked weight, 691g. View more info

Stuck on an Island

By: WATSON, Jacqueline

Price: $14.00

Publisher: San Diego, CA, Author Published: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Dedicated Authors' Inscription & Signature

Seller ID: 566

Condition: Fine


Adventures of an American couple in the Canadian Gulf islands. 244pp, illustrations by Migs Russell Edwards. Dedication in the author's hand to friends on Salt Spring Island. This copy appears to be the first version with a spiral wire binding, printed in the USA in 1997. Illustration to the front wrapper in green ink. A Fine copy - 'as new'. Unpacked weight, 368g. We ship Worldwide, at cost, using both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal c... View more info

Great Bear: A Journey Remembered

By: WATT, Frederick B.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Yellowknife, Outcrop Ltd.: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 30996

ISBN: 0-919315-00-3

Condition: About Fine


Story of the Great Bear mining Rush of the early 1930's - the discovery of pitchblende near Great Bear Lake in Canada's Northwest Territories. Signed by the author on the half title page. 228pp, photo illustrated, endpaper maps. Bright, clean copy with a sound binding. Gift inscription to head of htp, otherwise unmarked. Dustjacket has a little edge wear to extremities of spine. Weight, 570g. View more info

Webster!

By: WEBSTER, Jack

Price: $8.50

Publisher: Vancouver, BC, Canada, Douglas & McIntyre, Limited: 1990

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Inscription: Inscribed By the Author

Seller ID: 20920

ISBN: 0888947062

Condition: Fine


Autobiography of hard-hitting broadcaster from British Columbia, by way of Glasgow, Jack Webster. Boldly signed by Webster on the title page. 247pp, photo illustrated. Fine copy - bright and fresh - with a similar dustjacket. We ship Worldwide, use both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges based on our actual costs, without overcharging. This item weighs 570g unpacked. Canadian domestic postal rates rise with weight, size and dist... View more info

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The Medical Discoveries of Edward Bach, Physicin; What Flowers Do for the Human Body

By: WEEKS, Nora

Price: $6.00

Publisher: London, C. W. Daniel Co.: 1973

Seller ID: 051009

ISBN: 0852070012

Condition: VG+


Edward Bach [1886-1936], English doctor, homeopath, bacteriologist and spiritual writer, best known for developing a range of remedies called the Bach flower remedies, a form of alternative medicine inspired by classical homeopathic traditions. 141pp, photo frontis portrait, 2pp publisher's ads at rear. Bright, clean anmd unmarked with a tight, square binding, no wear to the cloth.. Unpacked weight, 195g. Eligible for inexpensive Canada Post Lettermail rates to Canada an... View more info

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Mistress of the Monarchy: The Life of Katherine Swynford, Duchess of Lancaster

By: WEIR, Alison

Price: $9.95

Publisher: New York, Ballantine Books: 2009

Edition: First US Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 041333

ISBN: 0345453239

Condition: Fine


Authoritative biography of Katherine Swynford, Duchess of Lancaster, the third wife of John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, a son of King Edward III. She had been the Duke's lover for many years before their marriage. xxii, 392pp, colour illustrations. Bright, clean copy. Very tiny remainder mark to the bottom edge otherwise unmarked. Similar, unclipped dustjacket but with a 2cm closed split at the foot of the fold in the fore-edge of the front panel.. Unpcked weight, 750g... View more info

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One Writer's Beginnings (The William E. Massey Sr. Lectures in American Studies)

By: WELTY, Eudora

Price: $8.50

Publisher: USA, Harvard University Press: 2003

Edition: 20th Printing

Seller ID: 23731

ISBN: 0674639278

Condition: VG+


Three lectures at Harvard University in 1983. 104pp. Bright, clean, unmarked interior. No spine creases. Slight curl to fore-edge of front wrapper. Eligible for inexpensive Canada Post Lettermail rates within Canada, slightly more to the USA and other Countries. View more info

The Truth About Hollis: An Investigation

By: WEST, W. J.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London, Duckworth: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21292

ISBN: 0715622862

Condition: Near Fine


The author links Sir Roger Hollis, Director-General of MI5, to Communism and Communist agents. 230pp, photo illustrated. Bright, clean, unmarked copy with a sound binding and a similar, unclipped dustjacket. Weight, 550g. View more info