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Only the Lonely: Life and Artistic Legacy of Roy Orbison

By: CLAYSON, Alan

Price: $12.00

Publisher: UK, Sidgwick & Jackson Ltd: 1989

Edition: Second Reprint of 1989

Seller ID: 24194

ISBN: 0283998970

Condition: Near Fine


First biography of Roy Orbison since his death in 1988. 198pp, photo illustrated, extensive discography. Bright, clean copy, bright, white pages, unmarked. Tight, square binding, sound hinges. No wear to the cloth. The unclipped dustjacketshows some minor wear. Unpacked weight, 556g. View more info

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Chronicle of the Pharaohs: The Reign-By-Reign Record of the Rulers and Dynasties of Ancient Egypt With 350 Illustrations 130 in Color (Chronicles)

By: CLAYTON, PeterA.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: UK, Thames & Hudson: 2001

Edition: Second Printing of 1994 Edition

Seller ID: 27951

ISBN: 0500050740

Condition: Fine


The essential dual-purpose handbook to ancienr Egypt - a highly readable popular history - a unique reference work. 224pp. : profusely illustrated. ; 26 cm. An 'as new' copy - bright, fresh and unmarked. Similar unclipped dustjacket in brodart. 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 1kg unpacked. Canadian domestic postal rates rise with wei... View more info

The Nicola Valley in Review

By: CLEASBY, Henry Standley

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Merritt, BC, The Merritt Herald: 1977

Edition: Third Printing of 1958

Seller ID: 047690

Condition: Fine


Collection of short pieces on the history of the Nicola Valley, in Southern British Columbia. First published in 1958, intended to be the first of two volumes. Only this one was ever poublished. 52pp, author's portrait at front. Bright, clean and unmarked, 'as new'. Weight, 50g. Inexpenssive Lettermail postage applies. View more info

Peter Skene Ogden and the Hudson's Bay Company (American Exploration & Travel)

By: CLINE, Gloria Griffen

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Norman, OK, University of Oklahoma Press: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 34213

ISBN: 0806110732

Condition: Fine


A volume in the 'American Exploration and Travel' series. Biography of North American fur trader, Canadian-born Peter Skene Ogden (1790-1854). xv, 279 pages illustrations 23 cm. A very bright, very clean copy, almost 'as new'. Similar, unclipped dustjacket excepting a .5" closed tear to the top edge of the front panel. Very attractive copy. We ship Worldwide, use both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges based on our actual cos... View more info

Jackie Cochran: An Autobiography

By: COCHRAN, Jacqueline; BRINLEY, Maryann Bucknum

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, Bantam: 1987

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 32727

ISBN: 055305211X

Condition: Fine


Jacqueline Cochran (1906 - 1980) was a pioneer in the field of American aviation and one of the most prominent racing pilots of her generation. She was an important contributor to the formation of the wartime Women's Auxiliary Army Corps (WAAC) and Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) [Wikipedia]. 358pp, photo illustrated. An almost 'as new' copoy - bright, clean and unmarked. Tight, square binding, sound hinges, no wear to the cloth. The price-clipped dustjacket is sim... View more info

The Wilderness Told Me

By: COCHRAN, Lutie Ulrich

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Quesnel, BC, Aveline Moffat Hill: 1971

Edition: Second Prnting

Seller ID: 22824

Condition: About Very Good


An account of the author's life in the British Columbia wilderness. 150pp, photo illustrated, illustrated endpapers. Photo of the author, with explanation, taped to front, blank endpaper. generally, a clean interior. Sound, tight binding. Very minor soiling to green cloth but very little wear. Weight, 360g. 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 po... View more info

The Wilderness Told Me

By: COCHRAN, Lutie Ulrich

Price: $9.50

Publisher: Quesnel, BC, Aveline Moffat Hill: 1978

Edition: Third Printing, Trade Paper Edition

Seller ID: 048041

Condition: VG+


An account of the author's life in the British Columbia wilderness. 150pp, photo illustrated. Clean, bright interior. Sound, tight binding. Only very light wear present. Weight, 282g. 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. World rates bas... View more info

Rumours of Glory

By: COCKBURN, Bruce

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Toronto, HarperCollins Publishers: 2014

Edition: First Canadian Printing

Seller ID: 2240

ISBN: 1443415901

Condition: As New


Cockburn's life has been shaped by politics, protest, romance and spiritual discovery. For more than five decades he has toured the globe, visiting such far-flung places as Guatemala, Mali, Mozambique, Afghanistan and Nepal, performing and speaking out on diverse issues, from native rights and land mines to the environment and Third World debt. His journeys have been reflected in his music and evolving styles: folk, jazz, blues, rock and worldbeat. . . 530pp, photo plate... View more info

Fragile Edge

By: COFFEY, Maria

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Dedicated Inscription from the Author

Seller ID: 040872

ISBN: 0701134070

Condition: Fine


Autobiography of British mountaineer, Maria Coffey and the story of her adventures in China and Tibet retracing the stpes of her lost husband. 183 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm. Dedicated presentation inscription in the hand of Coffey to the tp. Bright, clean, unmarked copy with a similar, unclipped 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. Th... View more info

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Double Take

By: COLE, Kathryn

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Toronto, Stoddart: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22031

ISBN: 0773729054

Condition: Fine


Story of a Canadian woman's effort to adopt a child as a single parent - overseas in the Phillipines. 242pp. Bright, clean, unmarked copy with a sound binding. About 'as new'. Weight, 540g. 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. World rate... View more info

Three Against the Wilderness

By: COLLIER, Eric

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, E. P. Dutton: 1959

Edition: First Edition, Second Printing

Inscription: Author Inscribed Copy

Seller ID: 564

Condition: About Fine


'The Amazing True Story of a Modern Pioneer Family and the Miracle they Wrought in the Barren Northern Wilderness'. A young Englishman marries a part-Native woman and together they carve a home and life in the wilderness of British Columbia, circa 1919. 349pp, map, photo illustrated, artwork by Joseph Cellini. Signed by the author on the ffep, 'With Best Wishes Eric Collier'. First owner's inscription below, dated 1959. Balance of the book is bright, clean and unmarked.... View more info

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Major General Robert E. Rodes of the Army of Northern Virginia: A Biography

By: COLLINS, Darrell L.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Savas Beatie: 2008

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 15381

ISBN: 193271409X

Condition: About 'As New'


Jedediah Hotchkiss, Stonewall Jackson's renowned mapmaker, expressed the feelings of many contemporaries when he declared that Robert Rodes was the best division commander in the Army of Northern Virginia. x, 494 pp : illustrations, maps.Bright, clean still fresh copy, unmarked. Both book and unclipped dustjacket appear 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, witho... View more info

Stompin ' Tom and The Connors Tone - The Legend Continues

By: CONNORS, Stompin' Tom

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Canada, Viking: 2000

Edition: First Edition, Second Impression

Seller ID: 28518

ISBN: 0670864889

Condition: Fine


Second and final volume in the autobiography of Canadian Country Singer and Pop Culture Legend, Stompin Tom Connors. xii, 648 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm. Interior is clean and unmarked the pages bright white and fresh. Binding is tight and squ7ae and there is ni wear to the cloth boards. The unclipped dustjacket is nearly similar except for a very short, closed tear to the top edge of the rear panel near tyhe spine. Heavy book weighing 1.249kg. View more info

Copland: 1900 through 1942

By: COPLAND, Aaron; PERLIS,Vivian

Price: $12.00

Publisher: St. Martin's/Marek: 1984

Edition: Fist Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 15384

ISBN: 0312169620

Condition: Fine


First part of a comprehensive biography of American composer, Aaron Copland, 1900-1990. Includes over 100 never-before-published photographs, letters and scores from Copland's collection. xii, 402pp : illustrated ; 25 cm. Book is bright, clean and unmmarked, quite fresh. Unclipped dustjacket is clean and unmarked but with a tiny clip lost and a couple of very short edge tears closed with acid-free tape to the rear panel. We ship Worldwide, use both Canada Post and the U... View more info

The great Marlborough and his DuchessS

By: COWLES, Virginia

Price: $12.00

Publisher: USA, Macmillan: 1983

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 051090

ISBN: 0025285807

Condition: As New


The dramatic story of John Churchill, First Duke of Marlborough and his wife Sarah, whose lives and marriage spanned almost a century of England's growing might - a time of Love, War and Splendor. John Churchill, 1650-1722. 456 p., [12] p. of plates : ill., map, ports. ; 25 cm. Book is about 'as new' - bright, clean and unmarked with a tight, square binding, no wear to the cloth.The unclipped dustjacket is very nearly the same. We ship Worldwide, use both Canada Post and... View more info

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Saga of a Seafarer: The Annals of Capt. William Irving

By: COX, Mary Aline

Price: $8.50

Publisher: New Westminster, Author Published: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 21655

Condition: Near Fine


Life of B. C. pioneer businessmen and seafarer, Captain, William Irving. This copy is #292 of a limited edition [number not stated], a memorial to Capt. William Irving. Signed by the author. 37pp, photo illustrated. Bright, clean copy with a sound, stapled binding. Weight, 100g. Ships via inexpensive Canada Post Lettermail. View more info

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The Bard: Robert Burns, a Biography

By: CRAWFORD, Robert

Price: $15.00

Publisher: UK, Jonathan Cape: 2009

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 2228

ISBN: 0224077686

Condition: As New


No writer is more charismatic than Robert Burns. To his admirers he was a genius, a hero, a warm-hearted friend; yet to the mother of one of his lovers he was a wastrel, to a fellow poet he was 'sprung... from raking of dung', and to his political enemies a 'traitor'. This biography presents the life, loves and struggles of the great poet. xii, 465 p. ; 24 cm. Bright, frsh, unmarked interior. Tight, square binding, no wear to the black cloth. Unclipped dustjacket is simi... View more info

Wise Daughters from Foreign Lands : European Women Writers in China

By: CROLL, Elisabeth

Price: $11.00

Publisher: London, Pandora Press: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20697

ISBN: 004440414X

Condition: Fine


Stories of six vibrant and bold, European women who wrote about their life and experiences in China in the 19th century. 265pp. About 'as new' copy, bright and clean. 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 460g unpacked. Canadian domestic postal rates rise with weight, size and distance; Rates to the USA calculated by weight alone as per th... View more info

Novascotiaman

By: CROWELL, Clement W.

Price: $16.50

Publisher: Halifax, NS, Nova Scotia Museum: 1979

Seller ID: 556

ISBN: 0919680119

Condition: Fine


History of the Yarmouth, Nova Scotia sailing ship, 'N.B. Lewis', from 1880-1893 and of her Captain, Frank Gullison [1836-1924]. xvii, 398 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm. Book is bright, clean and unmarked, still quite fresh. The binding is tight and square, hinges sound. No wear at all to the cloth. The dustjacket printed on unusual, somewhat fragile paper, is complete but the front panel is rippled - with no sign of dampness etc. Unpacked weight, 1.26kg. We ship Worldwi... View more info

Sentenced for Life

By: CSARDAS, Joseph

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Wollongong, Australia, Frank Joseph Dunantuli: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 559

Condition: Near Fine


The author's own account of his experiences in the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. 106 pages ; 21.5 cm. A bright, clean, unmarked copy with a tight, square binding, no spine creases. Clean, unmarked wrappers. Unpacked weight, 124g. Eligible for inexpensive Canada Post Lettermail rates within Canada, and to the USA and other Countries. View more info