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Kagawa: Kaller Pa Norge

By: AAVIK, Asbjorn

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Oslo, Gry Forlag: 1950

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20953

Condition: Good VG


An account of Norwegian Christian missionaries in Asia and a biography of Japanese Christian leader, Kagawa. Norwegian language text. 125pp. Book is bright and clean. Binding sound. Previous owner's name to ffep.Dustjacket has edge wear, tiny chips etc., otherwise reasonably 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 250g unpac... View more info

Curious Cage: A Shanghai Journal 1941-1945 (SIGNED)

By: ABKHAZI, Peggy

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Victoria, B. C., Sono Nis Press: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 30345

ISBN: 0919462898

Condition: VG


While in a Japanese internment camp during World War II, the British author kept a journal which records the routine of camp life. Edited and with an introduction by S.W. Jackman. 143 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm. Interior is bright and clean. Bookplate to the half-title page. Otherwise unmarked. Tight, square binding, very faint crease to the spine. Card wrappers are sun-darkened. Unpacked weight, 297g. We ship Worldwide, at cost, using both Canada Post and the United ... View more info

Reel Women: Pioneers of the Cinema 1896 to the Present

By: ACKER. Ally

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Continuum Intl Pub Group: 1993

Edition: First Trade Paperback Printing

Seller ID: 34892

ISBN: 0826405797

Condition: VG+


A look at the women directors, producers, technicians, editors, writers and stunt women who have helped shape the history of the movies, from 1896 to the present day. This book looks at the first wave of women in creative and influential positions, before 1920, and the second wave in force tody. foreword by Judith Crist ; afterword by Marc Wanamaker. A 'Frederick Ungar' book. xxvi, 374 p. : illustrations ; 26 cm. Clean, bright, interior, unmarked. Tight, square binding, ... View more info

A Fiddler's World: Volume 1, Memoirs to 1938

By: ADASKIN, Harry

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Vancouver, November House: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20806

ISBN: 0920156029

Condition: Fine


Volume 1 of 2 in the memoirs of Harry Adaskin, the celebrated Canadian violinist. Bold signature of Adaskin to the half-title page. 293pp, illustrated. Interior is bright and clean. Binding is sound and without wear to cloth. Sharp corners. Unclipped dustjacket shows a moderate amont of edge wear, short tears, etc. is nearly similar. We ship Worldwide, use both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges based on our actual costs, with... View more info

Listen to Us - Aircrew Memories

By: AIRCREW ASSOCIATION VANCOUVER ISLAND BRANCH

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Victoria, BC, Victoria Publishing Company: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18947

ISBN: 0969869940

Condition: VG+


Aircrew memories, Canadians in the Air Force during WWII - both RCAF and RAF. 445 p. : ill., ports. ; 23 cm. Bright, clean interior. Small ink name to tyhe ffep otherwise unmarked. Tight, square binding, no spine creases. Both card wrappers show a little, minor wear. Unpacked weight, 715g. Postage at cost. We use both Canada Post and the USPS. View more info

Shakespeare The Life, The Works, The Treasures

By: ALEXANDER, Catherine M. S.; ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Sevenoaks: 2011

Edition: New Edition of 2006

Seller ID: 046218

ISBN: 1862007977

Condition: As New


Tells the story of William Shakespeare, from his birth in Stratford-upon-Avon and life as a married man, actor, playwright, poet and businessman to the enduring legacy of his work through various media. At head of cover title: RSC Royal Shakespeare Company. Includes 15 items of removable facsimile memorabilia. Originally published: 2006. 63 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm + 15 enclosures.Book and slipcase are 'as new' - contents carefully checked. View more info

The Cat and the Curmudgeon

By: AMORY, Cleveland

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown: 1990

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Inscription: Presentation Copy from the Author

Seller ID: 20987

Condition: Fine


Signed by the author on the title page - 'For Amber, Cleveland Amory, 1990'. 295pp, illustrated by Lisa Adams. Very bright, clean, unmarked copy with a sound binding and a similar, unclipped dutjacket. 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 580g unpacked. Canadian domestic postal rates rise with weight, size and distance; Rates to the USA c... View more info

To Fly and Fight: Memoirs of a Triple Ace

By: ANDERSON, Clarence E. 'Bud'

Price: $14.00

Publisher: USA, St Martins Press: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 32726

ISBN: 0312051719

Condition: Fine


Memoir of an American WWII Fighter Pilot and later Test Pilot. Clarence E. "Bud" Anderson, with Joseph P. Hamelin ; foreword by Chuck Yeager. xv, 306 pages, [8] leaves of plates : illustrations. Bright, clean, unmarked copy. Tight, square binding, sound hinges, no wear to the cloth. Price-clipped dustjacket is similar. We ship Worldwide, use both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges based on our actual costs, without over... View more info

Bill Miner Train Robber

By: ANDERSON, Frank W.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Calgary, Frontiers Unlimited:

Edition: First Edition [?]

Seller ID: 21643

Condition: Good VG


Story of the Bill Miner - outlaw and train robber who spent some time in British Columbia, was caught, imprisoned in the B. C. Pen and subsequently escaped. Frontier Book No. 7. Titles to No. 10 listed on back cover. 56pp, photo illustrated. Bright, clean, unmarked copy with a sound, stapled binding. Weight, 82g. View more info

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Bill Miner ... Stagecoach & Train Robber

By: ANDERSON, Frank W.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Surrey, B. C., Heritage House Publishing: 1996

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 053025

ISBN: 0919214185

Condition: Near Fine


Story of the Bill Miner - outlaw and train robber who spent some time in British Columbia, was caught, imprisoned in the B. C. Pen and subsequently escaped. 62pp [2pp ads], photo illustrated. Bright, clean copy except fpr a previous owner's name and comment to the tp. Sound, stapled binding. Externally it appears 'as new. Weight, 82g. Inexpensive Lettermail post applies. View more info

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Sterkere enn Gestapo

By: ANNA, Tante

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Oslo, Ekko Forlag: 1945

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20855

Condition: Very Good or Better


An account of the the author's experiences battling the Gestapo in Norway during the Second World War. Norwegian language text. 248pp. Bright, clean interior Sound binding. Solid hinges; small break in front hinge but no weakening. Only very minor wear to cloth. Colorful dustjacket has a little edge wear mainly to top edge. We ship Worldwide, use both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges based on our actual costs, without overcharg... View more info

Palmerston: Likeness from the Last Photograph from Life

By: ANON

Price: $7.00

Publisher: New York, Johnson, Wilson & Co.: 1874

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20454

Condition: Fine


Engraving of the English Prime Minister and Statesman, Henry John Temple 3rd Viscount Palmerston [1784-1865]. Taken from the 'Portrait Gallery of Eminent Men and Women with Biographies, by E. A. Duyckinck, New York, 1874'. Near Fine copy, with biography. Black & White. No foxing, generous margins. Weight, 15g. View more info

The Wonderful Heroine: A True Story of Womanhood Triumphant

By: ANON

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Montreal, Family Herald and Weekly Star:

Edition: Not Stated

Seller ID: 21288

Condition: Good to VG


Pamphlet produced by the Family Herald and Weekly Star about the time of the Russian Revolution. A sentimental, supposedly true story, of a woman assaulted by brutal Bolsheviks. Circa 1918. 23pp. Interior is clean, stapled bindind is sound though staples are rusty. Wraps are dusty. Light, vertical crease at centre where once folded. Very scarce. Weight, 30g. Ships via inexpensive Canada Post Lettermail. View more info

Francis Chantrey: Donkey Boy and Sculptor

By: ARMITAGE, Harold

Price: $45.00

Publisher: London, Mills & Boon: 1915

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21134

Condition: VG+


Biography of British sculptor, Sir Francis Chantrey [1781-1841]. 188pp, illustrated by Charles Ashmore. Interior is generally bright and clean with a little minor foxing present in parts. Binding is sound, hinges solid. Ink signature to ffep. Orange cloth shows virtually no wear. Good copy of a scarce book. 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 we... View more info

British Columbia History: Journal of the British Columbia Historical Federation, Volume 39 Number 1, 2006

By: ATKIN, John - Editor

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Victoria, BC, BC Historical Federation: 2006

Edition: Vol 39, No 1

Seller ID: 054028

Condition: Fine


Single issue of an important Journal of British Columbia history. Contents include - The Story oif Boris Karloff [william Henry Pratt], in British Columbia. Plus, The B. C. Penetentiary, David Spencer tokens, Reverend Dennison, Private Roy Cromarty - and more. 40pp, illustrated. Bright, clean and unmarked. Weight, 134g. Inexpensive Lettermail rates may apply. View more info

The Confessions of Saint Augustine

By: AUGUSTINE, Saint

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, Pocket Books Inc: 1951

Edition: Collector's Edition

Seller ID: 053914

Condition: About Fine


Translated by Edward B. Pusey, D.D.; Introduction by Harold C. Gardiner, S.J. xiv, 301, 2pp List of Collector's Editions. This is No. 26. An unusual edition from Pocket Books Inc. Book is bound in quarter, black faux leather with gilt titles and decoration, five raised bands, patterened boards and endpapers. Speckled page ends. Quite handsome! Possibly printed later that the copyright date of 1951. Slight wear to the tips of the corners, otherwise Fine. We ship World... View more info

Jane Austen: A Family Record

By: AUSTEN-LEIGH, William & Richard Arthur; LE FAYE, Deirdre

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, Konecky and Konecky: 1989

Edition: Revised & Enlarged Edition [2nd]

Seller ID: 1059

ISBN: 1568520964

Condition: As New


The 1st ed. published in 1913 by William and Richard Arthur-Leigh was based on family traditions and surviving letters. This is the fully revised and enlarged edition by Deirdre Le Faye whose access to the Austen family archive allowed her to create a well-documented account of Jane Austen's life, family background and literary career. Revised edition of: Jane Austen, her life and letters. 1913. "Published in association with the British Library." xxiv, 326 page... View more info

Anais Nin:a Biography

By: BAIR, Deirdre

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Putnam's: 1995

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 28236

ISBN: 0399139885

Condition: As New


Biography of controversial author Anai┬Ęs Nin, known for her erotic books and many affairs, especially the one with fellow writer Henry Miller, with information taken from Nin's extensive diaries and interviews with family, friends, and enemies. xviii, 654 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm. Book is 'as new' - bright, clean and unmarked. Unclipped dustjacket is nearly similar. We ship Worldwide, use both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal cha... View more info

I Remember Chilako

By: BAITY, Earl S.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Prince George, Prince George Printers Ltd.: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 28295

Condition: VG+


Autobiographical reminiscences of the author and his life in the Chilako region of British Columbia, south-west of Prince George.199pp, photo illustrated. Clean, unmarked copy. Tight, square binding, no creases to spine. Small repair at head of spine. 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 346g unpacked. Canadian domestic postal rates rise w... View more info

Life and Complete Works of Michael Bruce, Poet of Lochleven

By: BARNET, John Guthrie

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Marshall Brothers: 1927

Edition: First Edition, Second Impression

Seller ID: 21369

Condition: Very Good


Biography of Scots poet, Michael Bruce [1746-1767] as well as his complete works. xv, 304pp, photo illustrated. 'Cottage Edition'. Bright, clean copy. Gift inscription in ink to ffep. Slight forward lean to spine, which is otherwise solid and tight. Minor wear to red cloth at tips. Weight, 460g. 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 ... View more info