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The Accidental Airline: Spilsbury's QCA

By: WHITE, Howard and SPILSBURY, Jim

Price: $8.50

Publisher: Madeira Park, Harbour Publishing: 1988

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 20449

ISBN: 0920080979

Condition: Almost Fine


The story of how an itinerant radio repairman accidentally started Queen Charlotte Airlines, Canada's largest bush flying outfit. 238pp, photo illus, diagrams, endpaper maps. Near Fine copy. Owner`s details to top margin of the half-title page, otherwise unmarked. Mint copy - bright and fresh. 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 590g unp... View more info

Skookum Jim : Native and Non-native Stories and Views about his Life and Times and the Klondike Gold Rush

By: WILKIE, Rab; SKOOKUM JIM FRIENDSHIP CENTRE

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Whitehorse, YT, YT Heritage Branch: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 041185

Condition: About Fine


'Keish', legally James Mason, best known by his nickname Skookum Jim Mason [1855-1916], was a member of the Tagish First Nation in what became the Yukon Territory of Canada. Credited with making the gold discovery at Discovery Claim that led to the Klondike Gold Rush. xiv, 229pp, photo illustrated, index. Prepared for Heritage Branch, Department of Tourism, Government of the Yukon by Rab Wilkie and the Skookum Jim Friendship Centre. A bright, clean, unmarked copy - about... View more info

Gau, Volk, and Reich: Friedrich Rainer and the Paradox of Austrian National Socialism

By: WILLIAMNS, Maurice

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Germany, Verlag des Geschichtsvereines fu¨r Ka¨rnten: 2005

Edition: Firsted

Inscription: Dedicated Authors' Inscription & Signature

Seller ID: 041031

ISBN: 3854541074

Condition: As New


Friedrich Rainer’s political careet offers a storybook example of the progress made by a young, ambitious, intelligent man who played his part in making the National Socialist system work. In his book, Professor Maurice Williams reconstructs the rise of a young man from the provinces to the highest echelons of Hitler’s Germany. . . A volume in the 'Archiv für vaterländische Geschichte und Topographie, 91'. Bd.Editors, Ulfried Burz and Claudia Fra¨ss-Ehrfeld. 31... View more info

Between the Lights

By: WILLIAMS, Ada

Price: $8.95

Publisher: London, J. M. Dent: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20983

Condition: Good VG


Childhood reminiscences of life in England's West Country. Book is clean and bright. Old signature to ffep, otherwise unmarked. Minor wear to cloth at extremities. Dustjacket, in a ew brodart, is clean but with several small pieces missing - to extremities of spine and to top edge of back panel. 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 480g un... View more info

The Man for a New Country: Sir Matthew Baillie Begbie

By: WILLIAMS, David R.

Price: $9.50

Publisher: Sidney, Gray's Publishing: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 27158

ISBN: 0-88826-068-7

Condition: Near Fine


Biography of British Columbia's legendary 'Hanging Judge', the province's first judge, Sir Matthew Baille Begbie. 333pp, photo illustrated, endpaper maps. Clean, bright copy with sound binding. Previous owner has signed/dated twice. otherwise unmarked. No wear to the red cloth. Dustjacket shows some edge wear and rubbing to the rear panel. Weight, 770g. View more info

The Diary of Mary Louise Pickering-Thomson

By: WILLIAMSON, Norman - Editor

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Winnipeg, MB, N. J. Williamson: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 29233

ISBN: 0919213650

Condition: VG+


Scarce book! A diary kept from 1893 to 1967 by a girl / woman from Portage La Prairie, Manitoba. 185 pages, [1] leaf of plates : portraits ; 28 cm. A bright, clean, unmarked copy. Sound binding. Slight sun-fading to part of the front wrapper, otherwise Fine. Unpacked weight, 513g. View more info

May I talk to John Howard? : The Story of J.D. Hobden, a Friend to Prisoners

By: WILTON, Jean B.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Vancouver, Author Published: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Author Inscribed & Signed Copy

Seller ID: 15100

Condition: Fine


Prison reformers with particular reference to British Columbia sndd rev J. D. Hobden, founder of the John Howard society of British Columbia. By Jean B. Wilton ; [Forewords by J. Alex Edmison and Mervyn Davis ; artist, Michael J. Evans]. 241 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 21 cm. Long dedication and signature in the hand of the author, to the ffep. Otherwise unmarked. Very bright and clean with a tight, square binding. No wear to the maroon boards. Unpacked weight, 39... View more info

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The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary

By: WINCHESTER, Simon

Price: $9.95

Publisher: New York, HarperCollins: 1998

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 039092

ISBN: 0060175966

Condition: Near Fine


A story of the making of the Oxford English Dictionary and of two major contributors - Professor James Murrsy, the editor, and Dr. William Chester Minor, a mad, criminal cobtributor. 242pp, illustrated, illustrated endpapers. Bright, clean copy. Gift inscription to the front endpaper but the body of text is unmarked. Tight, square binding, no wear to the boards. Price-clipped dustjacket, Unpacked weight, 412g. View more info

Wisconsin Cranberry Growers : Centennial Heritage Book

By: Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Black River Falls, WI, Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22458

Condition: Fine


History of the WEisconsin Cranberry Growers Asssociation and their many employers and employees over the years. iv, 315 pages : illustrations ; 32 cm. OCLC Number: 21196981. Internally very bright, still fresh and unmarked. Tight, square binding. No wear to the cranberry red faux leather binding, Gil stamped titles and 4.25" medallion of a cranberry worker are very bright and fresh. An about 'as new' copy. Heavy book weighing, 1.678kg. View more info

Beijing confidential : a tale of comrades lost and Found

By: WONG, Jan

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Canada, Doubleday Canada: 2007

Edition: CHINA TRAVEL BEIJING AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Inscription: Author Signed

Seller ID: 29647

ISBN: 0616445717

Condition: About 'As New'


In the early 70s, Canadian Jan Wong was studying at Beijing University when a young stranger, Yin Luoyi, asked for help in getting to the United States. Wong, then a starry-eyed Maoist, immediately reported Yin to the authorities. Thirty-three years on, Wong revisits the Chinese capital to begin her search for the person who has haunted her conscience; to apologize, to somehow make amends, and at the very least, to discover whether Yin survived. 320pp, maps. Signed by t... View more info

Florence Nightingale 1820-1910

By: WOODHAM-SMITH, Cecil

Price: $9.95

Publisher: London, Constable: 1950

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2235

Condition: VG+


Classic biography of Florence Nightingale, 1820-1910, English social reformer and statistician, and the founder of modern nursing. vii, 615pp, illustrated. Bright, clean, unmarked interior, pages bright white. Tight, square binding, sound hinges. Slight wear to blue cloth at edges of spine.. Silver ink titles to spine are bright. We ship Worldwide, use both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges based on our actual costs, without ov... View more info

Oliver Cromwell

By: WOOLRYCH, Austin

Price: $12.00

Publisher: UK, Oxford University Press: 1968

Edition: Canadian Reprint of 1964

Seller ID: 2391

Condition: Good Very Good


One of the celebrated 'Clarendon Biographies'. 64pp, illustrated. Bright, clean copy, unmarked. Tight, sound binding. Very minor wearto the boards at some edges. Eligible for inexpensive Canada Post Lettermail rates within Canada, slightly more to the USA and other Countries. View more info

TINA: The Tina Turner Story

By: WYNN, Ron

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Collier Books: 1985

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 14650

ISBN: 0020077807

Condition: Fine


Well illustrated and detailed biography of rock singer, Tina Turner. Bright, clean, unmarked copy. Tight, square binding, no spine creases. Looks almost 'as new'. 158 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm. 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 565g unpacked. Canadian domestic postal rates rise with weight, size a... View more info