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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

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

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Terry

By: COUPLAND, Douglas

Price: $8.95

Publisher: Vancouver, Douglas & McIntyre Ltd: 2005

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 33294

ISBN: 1553651138

Condition: Near Fine


'Terry Fox was a young man who, after having a leg amputated due to cancer, decided to run across Canada to raise awareness and money for cancer research. Coupland's brief text accompanies pictures of Terry and images of various mementos from his life'. Very moving story! 176 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm. Bright, clean copy, almost 'as new'. Couple of bookseller stickers otherwise unmarked. Tight, square binding, no spine creasing. Weight, 646g. We use b... 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

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

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Cabin at Singing River: Building a Home in the Wilderness

By: CZAJKOWSKI, Chris

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Ontario, U.S.A., Camden House Pub: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Author Inscribed Copy

Seller ID: 043289

ISBN: 0921820313

Condition: As New


A woman builds her own home in the pristine wilderness of the Interior of British Columbia. Signed in the suthor's hand on the title page - 'With Best Wishes - Chris Czajkowski'. Foreword by Peter Gzowski. 149 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 23 cm. Bright, fresh and unmarked copy. Tight, square binding, no spine creases. Weight, 263g. Ships via inexpensive Canada Post Lettermail. Postage $4.00 to 6.00 within North America, in card sleeve. Enquire for rates to the Rest of t... 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

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Badge of Courage: The Life of Stephen Crane

By: DAVIS, Linda H.

Price: $8.50

Publisher: New York, Houghton Mifflin: 1998

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 22525

ISBN: 0899199348

Condition: VG+


Biography of American author, Stephen Crane [1871-1900]. 414pp, photo illustrated. Bright, clean, unmarked copy with a sound binding. No wear to boards. Unclipped dustjacket has a little edge wear. Weight, 760g. We use both the Canada Post and the United States Postal Service and offer very competitive postal charges - based on actual costs, no overcharging. Canadian GST included. Images always available. 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