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The Confessions of Saint Augustine

By: AUGUSTINE, Saint

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, Pocket Books Inc: 1951

Edition: Collector's Edition

Seller ID: 053914

Condition: About Fine


Translated by Edward B. Pusey, D.D.; Introduction by Harold C. Gardiner, S.J. xiv, 301, 2pp List of Collector's Editions. This is No. 26. An unusual edition from Pocket Books Inc. Book is bound in quarter, black faux leather with gilt titles and decoration, five raised bands, patterened boards and endpapers. Speckled page ends. Quite handsome! Possibly printed later that the copyright date of 1951. Slight wear to the tips of the corners, otherwise Fine. We ship World... View more info

Jane Austen: A Family Record

By: AUSTEN-LEIGH, William & Richard Arthur; LE FAYE, Deirdre

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, Konecky and Konecky: 1989

Edition: Revised & Enlarged Edition [2nd]

Seller ID: 1059

ISBN: 1568520964

Condition: As New


The 1st ed. published in 1913 by William and Richard Arthur-Leigh was based on family traditions and surviving letters. This is the fully revised and enlarged edition by Deirdre Le Faye whose access to the Austen family archive allowed her to create a well-documented account of Jane Austen's life, family background and literary career. Revised edition of: Jane Austen, her life and letters. 1913. "Published in association with the British Library." xxiv, 326 page... View more info

Tales From Beyond The Tap

By: BACHMAN, Randy

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Viking Canada: 2014

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 17528

ISBN: 0670067636

Condition: As New


in 'Tales from Beyond the Tap', Randy tells more great stories from a life in rock  all of the fun, hardships, and adventure that haven' t been featured on the CBC radio show. This is Randy Bachman, unplugged!'. viii, 323 pages : illustrations. A 'mint' copy - 'as new' in a nearly similar, unclipped dustjacket - tiny nick at foot of spine . Unpacked weight, 556g. We ship Worldwide, at cost, using both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal ... View more info

Anais Nin:a Biography

By: BAIR, Deirdre

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Putnam's: 1995

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 28236

ISBN: 0399139885

Condition: As New


Biography of controversial author Anai┬Ęs Nin, known for her erotic books and many affairs, especially the one with fellow writer Henry Miller, with information taken from Nin's extensive diaries and interviews with family, friends, and enemies. xviii, 654 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm. Book is 'as new' - bright, clean and unmarked. Unclipped dustjacket is nearly similar. We ship Worldwide, use both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal cha... View more info

The Remarkable World of Frances Barkley: 1769-1845

By: BARKLEY, Frances

Price: $7.95

Publisher: Sidney, Gray's Publishing: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24392

ISBN: 0888260776

Condition: VG+


First publication of the reminiscences of Frances Barkley [1769-1845], the first woman traveller to visit the Pacific Northwest, and other exotic parts of the world. Edited by Beth Hill. 232pp, illustrated. Internally clean and bright. Old bookplate to the htp. Very small ink note to the tp. Otherwise, unmarked. Bright, clean exterior. Tight, square binding, no spine creases. Weight, 760g. We use both the Canada Post and the United States Postal Service and offer very c... View more info

Life and Complete Works of Michael Bruce, Poet of Lochleven

By: BARNET, John Guthrie

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Marshall Brothers: 1927

Edition: First Edition, Second Impression

Seller ID: 21369

Condition: Very Good


Biography of Scots poet, Michael Bruce [1746-1767] as well as his complete works. xv, 304pp, photo illustrated. 'Cottage Edition'. Bright, clean copy. Gift inscription in ink to ffep. Slight forward lean to spine, which is otherwise solid and tight. Minor wear to red cloth at tips. Weight, 460g. We ship Worldwide, at cost, using both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges, at cost, without overcharging. Canadian domestic postal rates ... View more info

Joe Louis: 50 Years an American Hero

By: BARROW, Joe Louis Jr.; MUNDER, Barbara

Price: $9.95

Publisher: New York, McGraw-Hill: 1988

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 604

ISBN: 0070039550

Condition: Fine


In this oral biography, Joe Louis Barrow, Jr., weaves a compelling account of his father's life and times with recollections from the people who knew him best: siblings and former wives, boyhood friends, trainers, opponents (including Max Schmeling and Billy Conn), sportswriters, and others. Foreword by Arthur Ashe, Jr. xvii, 270 p. : [16] p. foto's. ; 24 cm. Bright, clean, unmarked copy, bright, white pages. Nearly similar, unclipped dustjacket. Unpacked weight, 608g. ... View more info

Bartlett's Canada : a Pre-Confederation Journey.

By: BARTLETT, William Henry

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2259

Condition: Fine


Book contains reproductions of all the Canadian engravings of William Henry Bartlett. Introduction by Henry C. Campbell, texts by Janice Tyrwhitt. 191 pages (chiefly illustrations) map ; 32.5 cm. Bright, clean, unmarked interior. Tight, square binding. Black cloth shows no wear. UNclipped dustjacket shows minor edge wear and a single, short closed tear. Unpacked weight, 1.282kg. We use both the Canada Post and the United States Postal Service and offer very competitive p... View more info

Leuchtende Spur : das Leben Ricarda Huchs

By: BAUM, Marie

Price: $8.95

Publisher: Tubingen, R. Wunderlich: 1950

Edition: 12-17 Tausend of First Edition

Seller ID: 20854

Condition: About Fine


Biography of German historian, novelist, poet and intellectual, Ricarda Huchs [1864-1947]. 519pp, photo illustrated. Interior is clean and unmarked, slight browing to the pages. Tight, square binding, no wear to the cloth. Unclipped dustjacket shows some edge wear, but is generally clean and unmarked. 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 7... View more info

Permanent way through the Khyber

By: BAYLEY, Victor

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, Jarrolds: 1939

Edition: Second [?] Edition

Seller ID: 043785

Condition: About Fine


'The Beacon Library, no. 13'. Originally published in 1934. An account of building the railway through the Khyber Pass. Plus, the author's account of living amongst the Pathans and the turbulent warriors of the Noth-West Frontier for many years. 223 pages, [8] leaves of plates ; 22 cm. Book is bright, clean and unmarked with a tight binding. Sound hinges. No wear to the cloth. The unclipped dustjacket is very clean nd quite bright but with edge wear and short, closed ed... View more info

The Ship That Would Not Die

By: BECTON, F. Julien [Rear-Admiral]

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NJ, Prentice Hall Inc.: 1980

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 34321

ISBN: 0138089981

Condition: Fine


This book tells the story of the USS LAFFEY and the men who served on her during the Second World War. The book tells the story from the perspective of her commanding officer, Julian Becton, and covers the period from the ship's commissioning in 1943 till its de-commissioning in 1975. By F. Julian Becton with Joseph Morschauser III. viii, 288 p., [8] leaves of plates. : ill. ; 24 cm.Book is bright, clean and unmarked with a tight, square binding, no wear to the bright b... View more info

Final Edition

By: BENSON, E. F.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, D. Appleton-Century Company: 1940

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21731

Condition: About Very Good


Autobiography of writer E. F. Benson [1867-1940]. 304pp, photo portrait frontis. Bright, clean, unmarked interior. Sound binding, no wear to hinges. Minor wear to edges of blue cloth. Weight, 670g. We ship Worldwide, at cost, using both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges, at cost, without overcharging. Canadian domestic postal rates rise with weight, size and distance; Rates to the USA calculated by weight alone as per the USPS. Wo... View more info

None of it came easy : the story of James Garfield Gardiner

By: BENSON, Nathaniel A.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Toronto, Burns & MacEachern: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by the Subject

Seller ID: 1138

Condition: Near Fine


Autobiography of James Garfield "Jimmy" Gardiner, PC [1883-1962], Canadian farmer, educator, and politician. He served as the fourth Premier of Saskatchewan, and as a minister in the Canadian Cabinet. Foreword by Burton T. Richardson. Signed by Gardiner on the ffep. 272pp, photo illustrated [1] poem by Louis Blake Duff. Interior is bright, clean and unmarked. Binding is tight and square, no wear to the bright, clean, black cloth. The unclipped dustjacket is mi... View more info

Marie Treschow: En Livsskisse

By: BERGGRAV, Eivind

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Oslo, Forlaget Land og Kirke: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20875

Condition: Near Fine


Biography of Marie Treschow. Norwegian language text. 135pp, photo illustrated. Bright, clean, unmarked copy with a sound binding. No wear to white cloth. Dustjacket has some edge wear, micro chips etc. Weight, 330g. View more info

Hans Thoma Aus Achtzig Lebensjahren

By: BERINGER, Jos. Aug.

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Leipzig, V. Hase & Koehler: 1929

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21436

Condition: About Fine


Biography of german painter, Hans Thoma [1839-1924]. German language text. 347pp, illustrated. Bright, clean copy with a sound binding. Unmarked except for a gift inscription to verso of ffep. Attractive cloth boards with decoration & titles to spine. No wear to cloth. Dustjacket is clean but with edge wear and a few chips. Weight, 700g. We ship Worldwide, at cost, using both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges, at cost, without o... View more info

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I Married the Klondike

By: BERTON, Laura Beatrice

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Canada, Lost Moose/ Harbour Publishing: 2009

Edition: Fourth Printing This Edition

Seller ID: 2074

ISBN: 1550173332

Condition: As New


'Fascinating memoir of an independent woman who headed to the Klondike and stayed for 25 years'. Foreword by Pierre Berton. Preface by Robert Service. Originally published: McClelland & Stewart, 1954. 231 pages ; 21 cm. An 'as new' copy - bright, fresh and unmarked. Unpacked weight, 278g. We ship Worldwide, at cost, using both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges, at cost, without overcharging. Canadian domestic postal rates rise ... View more info

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Prisoners of the North

By: BERTON, Pierre

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Canada, Doubleday Canada, Limited: 2004

Edition: First Editon, First Printing

Seller ID: 10253

ISBN: 0385660464

Condition: Fine


The five 'prisoners' of the Arctic were Joe Boyle, a wealthy gold prospector; Vihjalmur Stefansson, who claimed to discover a tribe of blond Eskimos; Lady Jane Franklin, widow of famed explorer Sir John Franklin; John Hornby, whose obsessive quest for adventure took him to the Arctic's Barren Ground; and poet Robert Service. Their adventures read almost like fiction. All were loners, and obsessed by the North. 328 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm. Book is 'as new'; Un... View more info

An Irish Saint : The Life Story of Ann Preston ("Holy Ann")

By: BINGHAM, Helen E.

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Toronto, William Briggs: 1907

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1917

Condition: Good


Life of Ann Preston, 1810-1906, Irish born Methodist who emmigrated to Canada. 155 pages, photo illustrated, 19 cm. Interior off the book is clean and unmarked. Binding is tight and square, sound, uncracked hinges. Brown cloth, however is mottled and lightly stained though with only minor wear. Interior is VG+ - Cloth only Good. Weight, 261g. Lettermail applies. View more info

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The Legendary Betty Frank: The Cariboo's Alpine Queen

By: BIRCHWATER, Sage; FRANK, Betty

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Halfmoon Bay, BC, Caitlin Press: 2011

Edition: First Printing

Inscription: Author Signed Copy

Seller ID: 33500

ISBN: 189475963X

Condition: Fine


Biography of British Columbia's Betty Frank - outdoorswoman, hunter, guide, trapper, dog musher etc. in B. C.'s Cariboo region. Betty Frank, as told to Sage Birchwater. 256 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 23 cm. Book is bright, clean and about 'as new'. Signed by Betty Frank on the ffep. However, there is a small gift note to the ffep and a tiny label to the tp. Weight, 384g. We use both the Canada Post and the United States Postal Service and offer very competi... View more info

My Seventy Years

By: BLACK, Mrs. George and PRICE, Elizabeth Bailey

Price: $50.00

Publisher: London, Thomas Nelson & Sons: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20530

Condition: Very Good


Autobiography of Yukon Pioneer and early Woman Member of Parliament in Canada, Mrs. George Black.317pp, photo illustrated. Bright, clean, unmarked interior. Ffep cleanly removed. Sound Binding. Some general wear to green cloth boards. Dustjacket is generally clean but with some discoloration to bottom 2" of spine. Very minor edge wear. We ship Worldwide, use both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges based on our actual costs, wi... View more info