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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

A Sailor's Odyssey : the autobiography of Admiral of the Fleet Viscount Cunningham of Hyndhope

By: CUNNINGHAM of HYNDHOPE, Andrew Browne, Viscount

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co.: 1952

Edition: First Edition, Fourth Printing

Seller ID: 040818

Condition: Good VG


Arguably the greatest Naval commander since Lord Nelson. In spite of incredible odds Adm. Cunningham managed to hold the Mediterranean Sea and prevent it from becoming an Axis stronghold. Soundly defeating the Italian Fleet at the Battle of Matapan and bloodying their noses earlier in an attack on Taranto harbour that the Japanese would copy for their attack on Pearl Harbour. Adm. Cunningham went on to become First Sea Lord and oversaw the British Naval forces during the... View more info

The Last of the War Brides: autobiography of Jacqueline O'Neill Dahm

By: DAHM, Jacqueline O'Neill

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Victoria, B. C., Trafford Publishing: 2005

Edition: First Edition, Third Printing

Seller ID: 17523

ISBN: 1412047242

Condition: As New


Autobiography of a British War Bridge who married a Canadian from Alberta at the end of WWII. 267 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), ports. ; 23 cm. An 'as new' copy - bright, fresjh and unmarked. Tight, square binding, no exterior marks or wear. Unpacked weight, 493g. View more info

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The Trial of Tempel Anneke: Records of a Witchcraft Trial in Brunswick, Germany, 1663

By: DAHMS, Barbara; MORTON, Peter

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Toronto, University of Toronto Press, Higher Education Division: 2006

Edition: First Trade PB Printing

Seller ID: 27245

ISBN: 1551117061

Condition: As New


The accused was Anna Roleffes, known as Tempel Anneke. She was arrested on the charge of witchcraft in June of 1663. She was found guilty and was executed on December 30th that same year. "This is a fascinating and important book." - Moshe Sluhovsky, California State University, Long Beach. Edited by Peter Morton ; translated by Barbara Dahms. xlv, 176 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm. An 'as new' copy - bright, fresh and unmarked. Tight, square binding. Unpa... View more info

Janis

By: DALTON, David - writer/editor

Price: $9.95

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 197

Edition: First Paperback Printing

Seller ID: 040069

ISBN: 0671210890

Condition: Good Very Good


Printed vocal scores include the following songs: Call on me, Down on me, Ball and chain, Try, maybe, Little girl blue, Cry baby, Woman left lonely, Me and Bobby McGee, Trust me, Janis, Sunday mornin' comin' down and Truckin'. This copy is missin g the floppy, 331/3 rpm recording originally laid-in. xi, 212 pages : illustrations, music ; 28 cm + 1 audio disc (33 1/3 rpm, stereo ; 7 1/2 in.). Clean, unmarked interior. Tight, square binding, light spine creases. Clean wrap... View more info

Kathleen Daly, Canmore workings : May 19-June 28, 1987

By: DALY, Kathleen

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Banff, AB, Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 049153

Condition: About Fine


Catalogue for an Exhibition of the Sketches and Paintings of Kathleen Daly, 1898-1994, at Banff in 1987. Catalogue essay by JoAnna Dutka. 24 p. : ill. ; 23 x 24 cm. Bright, clean and unmarked with a sound, stapled binding. Unpacked weight, 116g. Eligible for inexpensive Canada Post Lettermail rates to Canada and the USA ; other Countries somewhat more. View more info

Leeteg of Tahiti; Masterpieces on Black Velvet

By: DAVIS, Bernard

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Honolulu, HI, Author Published: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Author Inscribed & Signed Copy

Seller ID: 34470

Condition: Fine


Biography of Edgar William Leeteg [1914-1953], an American painter often considered the father of American velvet painting. He became a French citizen after immigrating to French Polynesia in 1933, where he spent the rest of his life painting the local life on black velvet. OCLC Number: 22810. 266 pages illustrations (some color); 23 cm. Two inscriptions in the author hand, with signatures, to the ffep - one dedicated, the other not. Book is bright, clean and otherwise ... View more info

Fire and Water: A Life of Peter the Great

By: DE JONGE, Alex

Price: $9.95

Publisher: New York, Coward Mc Cann & Geoghegan: 1980

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 17525

ISBN: 0698110188

Condition: Fine


Biography of Peter the Great of Russia, 1672-1725, who ruled from 1869 to 1725. 278pp. An about 'as new copy' - bright, clean and unmarked in a similar, unclipped dustjacket. Unpacked weight, 615g. 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

DeLorean

By: DE LOREAN. John Z.; SCHWARZ, Ted

Price: $14.00

Publisher: USA, Zondervan Publishing House: 1985

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 33445

ISBN: 0310379407

Condition: Fine


The story of John De Lorean, former executive at General Motors and founder of the now defunct Delorean Motor Company, or DMC. Also describes his arrest and subsequent trial for cocaine possession. 349 pages, [9] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm. Book is bright, clean and unmarked. No wear to the boards. The unclipped dustjacket is nearly similar except for a tiny 'nick' to the top edge of the front panel nea`r the spine. We use both the Canada Post and the Unite... View more info

The autobiography of Cecil B. De Mille

By: De Miller, Cecil B.; HAYNE, Donald

Price: $17.50

Publisher: London, W. H. Allen: 1960

Edition: First British Edition

Seller ID: 29385

Condition: Near Fine


Autobiography of American filmmaker, Cecil B. De Mille [1881-1959]. Edited by Donald Haynes. 432pp, [photo illustrated, index. Interior of the book is bright, clean and unmarked. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound. No wear to the black cloth. The price clipped dustjacket, laminated by the publisher, is complete but with a fair amount of edge wear, small lost chips etc. Unpacked weight, 860g. We ship Worldwide, at cost, using both Canada Post and the United St... View more info

White Tribe Dreaming: Apartheid's bitter roots : notes of an eighth-generation Afrikaner

By: De VILLIERS, Marq

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Canada, Macmillan of Canada: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 611

ISBN: 0771595301

Condition: As New


'..., book written to explain how apartheid came to be. Tracing the Afrikaner's history from settlement at the Cape, it chronicles the founding of race relations on slavery and a master-servant relationship'. Neither pro nor anti apartheid. xxvii, 420pp, maps, genealogical table. Book appears 'as new' - except for a bookplate to the ffep. Several newspaper articles of relevance in a plastic bag laid-in. Unpacked weight, 883g. We ship Worldwide, at cost, using both Canada... View more info

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Guy Debord: Complete Cinematic Works: Scripts, Stills, Documents

By: DEBORD, Guy

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Edinburgh, AK Press: 2005

Edition: First Trade Paper Edition in English [?

Seller ID: 047697

ISBN: 1902593839

Condition: As New


Guy Debord, 1931-1994, French Marxist theorist, philosopher, filmmaker, member of the Letterist International, founder of a Letterist faction, and founding member of the Situationist International. xi, 258 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm. An absolutely 'as new' copy - 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 435g unp... View more info

Empty Mansions : the mysterious life of Huguette Clark and the spending of a great American Fortune

By: DEDMAN, Bill; NEWELL, Paul Clark Jr

Price: $9.95

Publisher: New York, Ballantine Books: 2013

Edition: First Edition, Sixth Printing

Seller ID: 19591

ISBN: 0345545567

Condition: As New


When Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Bill Dedman noticed a property listing for a grand estate that had been unoccupied for nearly sixty years, he stumbled into one of the most surprising American stories of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Empty Mansions is a rich tale of wealth and loss, complete with copper barons, Gilded Age opulence, and backdoor politics. At its heart is a reclusive 104-year-old heiress named Huguette Clark. xxviii, 456 pages, 24 pages of ... View more info

Memoirs

By: DENISON, Brig. Gen. S. A.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Toronto, T. H. Best Printing: 1927

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Dedicated Authors' Inscription

Seller ID: 2299

Condition: Good to Very Good


Military Memoirs of Brigadier General Septimus Julius Augustus Denison, 1859-1937. British born Officer in both the British and the Canadian Army. 174 pages : frontispiece, portraits. On the front paste-down endpaper the author has written -'Henry J. Denison / from his affect. Brother / Septimus / Oct 1927'. Interior is clean and unmarked. Binding is tight and square, hinges sound. One defect - about half of the rear board has become discoloured [water damage?] - howeve... View more info

Alone to Everest

By: DENMAN, Earl

Price: $12.50

Publisher: London, Collins: 1954

Edition: First Edition, Second Impression

Seller ID: 2361

Condition: About Fine


An account of the mountaineering exploits of Earl Denman in Africa and in Tibet. Denman was a Canadian mountaineer, from British Columbia, who tried to climb Mount Everest in 1947 without success. 255pp, photo illustrated. Bright, clean, unmarkd copy. Tight, square binding, sound hinges, no wear to the cloth. The price-clipped dustjacket shows only minor edge wear and a little surface aging. Unpacked weight, 403g. View more info