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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

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

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

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

The Wild Frontier: More Tales from the Remarkable Past

By: BERTON, Pierre

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Author Signed

Seller ID: 2260

ISBN: 0771013604

Condition: Fine


Berton's mini-biographies of seven men and women neglected by history span over two hundred years of Canadian history, and demonstrate why the Canadian frontier has been like no other in its development. Signed and dated 1978 on the title page. 250 pages : maps ; 24.5 cm.Book is bright, clean and unmarked, sound hinges, tight binding, no wear to the cloth. The Unclipped dustjacket shows a little top edge wear and two very short edge tears closed with acid-free tape. We ... 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: $12.00

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. 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

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Time Lord : The Remarkable Canadian Who Missed his Train and Changed the World

By: BLAISE, Clark

Price: $7.95

Publisher: Canada, Knopf: 2000

Edition: First Canadian Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 2390

ISBN: 0676972527

Condition: As New


"This is the biography of an idea, and the remarkable story of the man who created -and then convinced the world to adopt -a unified standard for telling time. Today we take the accurate telling of time across the world for granted. Yet little more than a hundred years ago, people even in neighbouring towns lived by different time schedules: noon was simply whenever the sun happened to be overhead -Toronto time, for example, was different from Hamilton time some fort... View more info

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Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human

By: BLOOM, Harold

Price: $20.00

Publisher: USA, Riverhead Hardcover: 1998

Edition: First Edition, Fifth Printing

Seller ID: 11394

ISBN: 1573221201

Condition: As New


Harold Bloom, the doyen of American literary critics and author of 'The Western Canon', has spent a professional lifetime reading, writing about, and teaching Shakespeare. In this magisterial interpretation, Bloom explains Shakespeare's genius in a radical and provocative re-reading of the plays. xxii, 745 p. ; 24 cm. An 'as new' copy - bright, clean and unmarked, quite fresh. Unclipped dustjacket is similar. Heavy book weihghing 1.224kg prior to packeing. We ship Worldw... View more info

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The Floor of Heaven: A True Tale of the Last Frontier and the Yukon Gold Rush

By: BLUM, Howard

Price: $9.95

Publisher: New York, Broadway Books: 2012

Edition: First Paperback Printing

Seller ID: 28897

ISBN: 0307461734

Condition: About 'As New'


Three men - Charles A Siringo; Jefferson Randolph Smith; George W Carmack - from vastly different backgrounds attempt to strike it rich in the Yukon gold rush at the end of the nineteenth century, unaware of the danger and despair they will face in their quest for gold. Howard Blum brings up two interesting facts which are integral to this book. One, the Yukon gold rush came as a final hurrah for the displaced heroes of the Wild West. And two, it occurred while the Unit... View more info

The Hero of Brittany : the Story of Bertrand du Guesclin, Constable of France and of Castile

By: BONNECHOSE, Emile De

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London & New York, Griffith and Farran; E. P. Dutton:

Edition: Later Edition

Seller ID: 23786

Condition: Good VG


Translated from the French by Margaret S. Jeune. 158pp, frontis illustration in b&w, 15pp Publisher's Catalog at back - E. P. Duttn, New York. Undated, cira 1870s. Chocolate brown cloth with flower design to front, silver highlights, gilt titles. Same to spine. Flower design to back panel. One small 'dig' to the top edge of the rear panel, otherwise a clean, unmarked and soild copy. Unpacked weight, 218g. View more info

The Life of Samuel Johnson: Two Volumes in One

By: BOSWELL, James

Price: $14.00

Publisher: London, Dent: 1978

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 22027

ISBN: 0460000012

Condition: Near Fine


The great classic biography of Dr. Johnson [1709-1784] by his friend, James Boswell [1740-1795]. First published in 1791. Everyman's Library 1. Introduction by John Wain; Index by Alan Dent. Two volumes in One - xxxv, 638pp + 646pp. Interuor is very clean, pages bright white. Gift inscription tothe ffep otherwise unmarked. Tight, square binding, no wear to the cloth. Unclipped dustjacket shows some minor rubbing and a little edge wear. Unpacked weight, 722g. We ship W... View more info