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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

Lord William Russell and His Wife, 1815-1846

By: BLAKISTON, Georgiana

Price: $17.50

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21997

ISBN: 0719522420

Condition: VG+


Largely hitherto unpublished letters and diaries of the Russell Family, 1815-1846. 566pp, photo illustrated. Bright, clean unmarked copy with a sound binding. No appreciable wear to cloth. Unclipped dusjacket is also bright and clean with minor wear to head of spine. Weight, 1kg [unpacked]. 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 w... 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

Patton : the Man Behind the Legend 1885-1945

By: BLUMENSON, Martin

Price: $9.95

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 1986

Edition: First British Printing

Seller ID: 962

ISBN: 0224028650

Condition: Fine


A re-creation of the life and career of this army general that uses liberal quotes from Patton and his family. An incisive study of General George Patton probes the sensitivity, emotionality, and insecurities that were concealed behind the public facade of a macho military man and that also produced one of the world's greatest generals. 224 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm. Bright, clean copy with an unmarked interior. Tight, square binding, no wear to the cloth. The price... View more info

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The Bolivarian Revolution (Revolutions)

By: BOLIVAR, Simon

Price: $9.95

Publisher: London, Verso: 2009

Edition: First Verso Printing

Seller ID: 040753

ISBN: 1844673812

Condition: Near Fine


The Venezuelan revolutionary Simon Bolivar [1783-1830], also known as El Libertador, sought to lead Latin America to independence from the Spanish in the early nineteenth century. This book presents an introduction to Bolivar's writings and legacy, explaining why Bolivar continues to inspire. Translated from the Spanish. Introduced by Hugo Chavez. xxxiii, 170pp. An 'as new' copy except for a light, almost invisible, vertical crease to the rear wrapper. Unpacked weight, 2... 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: $13.50

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

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Crazy Man's Creek

By: BOUDREAU, Jack

Price: $8.50

Publisher: Prince George, B. C., Caitlin Press Inc.: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 29293

ISBN: 0920576710

Condition: Near New


Long recognized as some of the roughest bush in British Columbia, it was home to many trappers and hunters who travelled the Fraser River and the Grand Trunk Railway to lose themselves in the bush. xii, 196 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 22 cm. Includes index. THis appears appera 'as new' except for a previous owner's details to the htp. Rest of book is bright, fresh and unmarked. Tight, square binding, no spine creases. Unpacked weight, 301g. View more info

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Madness, Betrayal and the Lash: The Epic Voyage of Captain George Vancouver

By: BOWN, Stephen R.

Price: $11.95

Publisher: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Douglas & McIntyre Ltd: 2010

Edition: First Paperback Printing

Seller ID: 042962

ISBN: 1553653130

Condition: Fine


An accoiunt and evaluation of the Epic voyage of Captain George Vancouver. OCLC Number: 430841209. 254 p., [19] p. of plates : ill., maps, ports. ; 23 cm. Bright, clea copy, still fresh. Small ink inscription to the verso of the htp, otherwise unmarked and almost 'as new'. Weight, 440g. We ship Worldwide 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, si... View more info

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Madness, Betrayal and the Lash: The Epic Voyage of Captain George Vancouver

By: BOWN, Stephen R.

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Douglas & McIntyre Ltd/Art Gallery of Ontario: 2008

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 044440

ISBN: 1553653394

Condition: As New


From 1792 to 1795, George Vancouver sailed the Pacific as the captain of his own expedition -- and as an agent of imperial ambition. To map a place is to control it, and Britain had its eyes on America's Pacific coast. And map it Vancouver did. His voyage was one of history's greatest feats of maritime daring, discovery, and diplomacy, and his marine survey of Hawaii and the Pacific coast was at its time the most comprehensive ever undertaken. 254 p., [19] p. of plates :... View more info

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Extraordinary Canadians: Louis Riel and Gabriel Dumont: A Penguin Lives Biography

By: BOYDEN, Joseph

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Toronto, Penguin Canada: 2010

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 1443

ISBN: 0670066710

Condition: As New


"Louis Riel is regarded by some as a hero and visionary, by others as a madman and misguided religious zealot. The Me´tis leader who fought for the rights of his people against an encroaching tide of white settlers helped establish the province of Manitoba before escaping to the United States. Gabriel Dumont was a successful hunter and Me´tis chief, a man tested by warfare, a pragmatist who differed from the devout Riel". A volume in the series - 'Extraordinary... View more info

Memories : RCAF 1941-1945

By: BRACKEN, DFC, H. Dal

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Vernon, BC, Kettle Valley Pub.: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Dedicated Author's Inscription and Signature

Seller ID: 052354

ISBN: 0968791743

Condition: As New


Memoir from a Canadian Bomber Piolt in the Royal Canadian Air Force during WWII. 190 pages : illustrations, map, portraits ; 26 cm. Dedicated inscription and signature from th author on the title page. A 'mint' copy, 'as new' - bright, fresh 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 550g. Canadian domestic postal rates rise with w... View more info

Rex Brandt a Portfolio of Recent Works Commemorating the First 25 Years of the Brandt Workshop at Corona Del Mar

By: BRANDT, Rex; MULLER, Jerome K.

Price: $29.50

Publisher: Santa Ana, CA, Lithographed by Unicorn Press: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Dedicated Authors' Inscription & Signature

Seller ID: 040876

Condition: Near Fine


Edited & designed by Jerome K. Muller. 32 unnumbered pages illustrations (some color) 32 cm. One page essay by Brandt and his wife Joan; two page essay "Comments by the Artist"; three page biographical summary by Muller. Signed by Brandt on the title page with a further dedication to a fan below. An edition of 1500 Lithographed by Unicorn Press. Bright, clean and unmarked. Tight, stapled binding, bright, clean illustrated wrappers. Superior copy. Unpacked weight... View more info

Mozart in Vienna 1781-1791

By: BRAUNBEHRENS, Volkmar

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A., Grove Weidenfeld: 1990

Edition: First USA Edition

Seller ID: 043214

ISBN: 0802110096

Condition: Fine


Translated from the German, 'Mozart in Wien'. ix, 481 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm. Bright, clean copy, inside and outside. Tiny remainder mark to the bottom edge otherwise unmarked. Unclipped dustjacket shows only traces of edge wear. Scan available. Weight, 810g. View more info

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Mozart in Vienna 1781-1791

By: BRAUNBEHRENS, Volkmar

Price: $9.95

Publisher: U.S.A., Grove Weidenfeld: 1990

Edition: First Edition in English

Seller ID: 16270

ISBN: 0802110096

Condition: Near Fine


An account of the period of Mozart's life spent in Vienna, 1781-1691. Translated from the German by Timothy Bell. ix, 481 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm Book is bright, white and clean. Unmarked except for a bookseller's label to the ffep. Tight, square binding, no wear to the cloth. Unclipped dustjacket is nearly similar. Weight, 811g. View more info

Browsing in Britain

By: BRAY, G. Peters

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Vancouver, Author Published: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21226

Condition: About Fine


An account of Canadians travel in Britain in the early-mid 1950s. Previous published as a series of articles in the 'Vancouver New Herald'. 146pp, errata slip pasted to rear endpaper. Tip of htp clipped, otherwise no defects. Book is bright and clean. binding is sound. Dustjacket has minor edge wear and darkening to spine. Weight, 320g. View more info

A Schoolteacher in Old Alaska : The Story of Hannah Breece

By: BREECE, Hannah; JACOBS, Jane

Price: $7.95

Publisher: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, Random House of Canada, Limited: 1995

Edition: First Edition, Second Printing

Seller ID: 22249

ISBN: 0394224760

Condition: Fine


Autobiography of an old-time Alaska schoolteacher. 302pp, photo illustrated, endpaper maps. Bright, clean copy. Gift inscription to front endpaper, partially crossed out in felt-pen, otherwise book is near new. Weight, 520g. We ship Worldwide 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... View more info

Breaking Prairie Sod : the Story of a Pioneer Preacher in the Eighties : with a Discussion on the Burning Question of to-day, "Shall the alien go?"

By: BRIDGMAN, Capt. Wellington

Price: $14.50

Publisher: Toronto, Musson: 1920

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 040797

Condition: Solid VG


Pioneer years of a Methodist preachers, later an Army chaplin in WWI. OCLC Number: 21180867. xv, 265 p., [6] leaves of plates : ports. ; 20 cm. Introduction by J.E. Hughson. Clean interior, no foxing. Previous owners' details to the front endpapers otherwise unmarked. Tight, square binding. Virtually no wear to the red cloth, with gilt titles, showing only a very little soiling. Weight, 457g. We ship Worldwide, at cost, using both Canada Post and the United States Postal... View more info

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The Voyage of the Vizcaina: The Mystery of Christopher Columbus's Last Ship

By: BRINKBAUMER, Klaus; HOGES, Clemens

Price: $12.00

Publisher: USA, Harcourt: 2006

Edition: First USA Edition

Seller ID: 33928

ISBN: 0151011869

Condition: As New


The discovery of a very old shipwreck off the coast of Panama leads to a reconstruction and new understanding of the voyages of Christopher Columbus to the New World. Translated from the German. 328pp, endpaper maps; 23 cm., includes index. An 'as new' copy - bright, clean and unmarked in a similar, unclipped dustjacket. Not a Remainder. Unpacked weight, 573g. We ship Worldwide, at cost, using both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charge... View more info