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The Invasion of Canada, 1812-1813

By: BERTON, Pierre

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Toronto, ON, McClelland & Stewart Ltd: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 047078

ISBN: 0771012357

Condition: Fine


'This first edition copy of 'The Invasion of Canada' by Pierre Berton is one of a limited number which have been specially bound and slipcased for the collector of fine books' - publisher's statement on verso of title page. xi, 363 p. : maps ; 25 cm. Book itself is bright and fresh and 'as new'. Faux-leather spine. Slipcase is present and is sound and near Fine. Weight, 960g. We use both the Canada Post and the United States Postal Service and offer very competitive postal charges - based on actual costs, no overcharging. Images always available. Shipped well packed. [Maximum postage to anywh... View more info

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Klondike: The Last Great Gold Rush, 1896-1899

By: BERTON, Pierre

Price: $8.95

Publisher: Toronto, Anchor Canada: 2001

Edition: Revised Edition of 1972; 5th Printing

Seller ID: 696

ISBN: 0385658443

Condition: As New


A comprehensive history of the Klondike gold rush, including the hardships faced by the many who hoped to strike it rich, stories of colourful characters, and the contrast between the lawless frontier life on the American side of the border and the more peaceful Dawson City. Governor General's Award for Non-Fiction, 1958. xxiii, 472 p. : maps ; 23 cm. An 'as new' copy - bright, clean and unmarked. Tight, square binding, no spine creases. Unpacked weight, 545g We use both the Canada Post and the United States Postal Service and offer very competitive postal charges - based on actual costs, no... View more info

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Rise to Greatness: The History of Canada From the Vikings to the Present

By: BLACK, Conrad

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart: 2014

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 33456

ISBN: 077101354X

Condition: As New


Masterful, ambitious, and groundbreaking, this is a major new history of our country by one of our most respected thinkers and historians. . . xiii, 1,106 pages, [24] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm. An absolutely 'as new' copy - bright, clean, unmarked, quite fresh. Massive and heavy weighing 1.495kg prior to packing. We use both the Canada Post and the United States Postal Service and offer very competitive postal charges - based on actual costs, no overcharging. No taxes on Canadian, American or Overseas Orders. Images always available. View more info

Bloss' Ancient History : illustrated by colored maps, and arranged to accompany a chronological chart, for the use of families and schools

By: BLOSS, C. A.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Rochester & New York, William Alling, Rochester, NY : Saxton & Miles, 205 Broadway, NY: 1845

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 694

Condition: Good Plus


Ancient history to the Fall of Rome in 476AD. [Preserved by the, 'Harvard social studies textbooks preservation microfilm project, 00315'. v, 427 pages : illustrations, four double page maps ; 20 cm. Text is clean, pages white. Some very light pencil notes and marks to the margins is noted. Light foxing to the endpapers. Binding is tight. Boards connected but a little tender in places. Leather shows wear in parts. We use both the Canada Post and the United States Postal Service and offer very competitive postal charges - based on actual costs, no overcharging. Images always available. Shipped... 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 United States was in the grip of a devastating economic depression. x, 420 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm. A 'near new' copy... 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 Kindness of Strangers : the Abandonment of Children in Western Europe from late Antiquity to the Renaissance

By: BOSWELL, John

Price: $110.50

Publisher: New York, Pantheon Books Inc: 1988

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 21394

ISBN: 0394570057

Condition: About 'As New'


This study argues that child abandonment was common among all classes and morally acceptable from antiquity until the Renaissance. Using a variety of sources, Boswell examines the evidence, presenting a history of the abandoned child and illustrating the changing meaning of family. xviii, 488 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm. Bright, clean, unmarked interior. Tight, square binding, no spine creases. Glossy, unmarked wrappers. Unmarked weight, 677g. We ship Worldwide, use both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges based on our actual co... View more info

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The Model Ship: Her Role in History

By: BOYD Norman Napier

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Woodbridge, UK, Antique Collectors Club: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 040889

ISBN: 1851493271

Condition: Fine


The theme of this book is the practical part played by the model ship in maritime development over the centuries. The author takes the reader in roughly chronological order, from Ancient Egypt's funerary models, through the Middle Ages and ex voto models to the seventeenth century when models were used to illustrate developments in naval design. 192 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm. Both book and dustjacket are 'as new' - bright, fresh, unmarked. Unpacked weight, 1.062kg. We use both the Canada Post and the United States Postal Service and offer very competitive postal charges - ba... View more info

British Columbia Historical News: Winter, 1999-2000

By: BRACHES, Fred - Editor

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Vancouver, BC, B. C. Historical Association: 1997

Edition: Vol. 33, No. 1

Seller ID: 048044

Condition: Good VG


Single issue of the B. C. Historical News for the Winter of 1999/2000. 44pp, photo illustrated. Bright, clean and unmarked excepting a small stain to bottom outer-edge of the last few pages. Weight, 159g. Inexpensive Lettermail rates may apply. View more info

British Columbia Historical News: Fall, 2002

By: BRACHES, Fred - Editor

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Vancouver, BC, B. C. Historical Association: 2002

Edition: Vol. 35, No. 4

Seller ID: 054023

Condition: Fine


Single issue of the B. C. Historical News for the Fall of 2002. 'Womanly Arts' issue. 44pp, photo illustrated. Bright, clean and unmarked - 'as new'. Weight, 167g. Inexpensive Lettermail rates may apply. View more info

British Columbia Historical News: Winter, 2002/2003

By: BRACHES, Fred - Editor

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Vancouver, BC, B. C. Historical Association: 2002

Edition: Vol. 36, No. 1

Seller ID: 054024

Condition: Fine


Single issue of the B. C. Historical News for the Winter of 2002/2003. 52pp, photo illustrated. Bright, clean and unmarked - 'as new'. Weight, 210g. Inexpensive Lettermail rates may apply. View more info

British Columbia Historical News: Spring, 2003

By: BRACHES, Fred - Editor

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Vancouver, BC, B. C. Historical Association: 2003

Edition: Vol. 36, No. 2

Seller ID: 054025

Condition: Fine


Single issue of the B. C. Historical News for the Spring of 2003. 44pp, photo illustrated. Bright, clean and unmarked - 'as new'. Weight, 170g. Inexpensive Lettermail rates may apply. View more info

British Columbia Historical News: Fall, 2003

By: BRACHES, Fred - Editor

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Vancouver, BC, B. C. Historical Association: 2003

Edition: Vol. 36, No. 4

Seller ID: 054026

Condition: Fine


Single issue of the B. C. Historical News for the Fall of 2003. 40pp, photo illustrated. Bright, clean and unmarked - 'as new'. Weight, 152g. Inexpensive Lettermail rates may apply. 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

The Horse of the Desert

By: BROWN, William Robinson

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Springville, NY, Jay Shuler Co.: 1967

Edition: De Luxe Edition

Seller ID: 948

Condition: About Fine


Chapters include: Habitat, Origin and History, Anatomical, Physical and Mental Qualities, Blood lines, Closely Related Breeds, Purchasing; Studs and Clubs, and Usefulness for Cavalry. First published in 1929. This is a De Luxe edition from 1967 and is No 617 of a Limited Edition. With a Supplement at rear. By William Robinson Brown ; with an introd. by Major General James G. Harbord and Henry Fairfield Osborn. xxix, 295 pages, 4 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations ; 28 cm. Former owner's name stamped in gold near bottom of front cover. Fine condition except that a former owner has inke... View more info

The Elizabethan Deliverance

By: BRYANT, Arthur

Price: $9.00

Publisher: London, Wm Collins & Sons & Co: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 491

ISBN: 0002162075

Condition: Fine


History of England for the first 30 years of the reign of Queen Elizabeth I [1558-1603] culminatin g in the defeat of the Spanish Armada in 1588. 232 pages ; 23 cm. Maps on lining papers. Includes index. Book is bright and clean, quite unmarked and looking 'as new'. The clipped dustjacket is similar except for a very tiny nick at the foot of the spine. A handsome dustjacket. Unpacked weight, View more info

English Inns

By: BURKE, Thomas

Price: $8.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1943

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 054584

Condition: Near Fine


A volume in the series, 'Britain in Pictures', 47pp with 8 plates in color and 24 illustrations in b&w. Bright, clean interior. Unmarked. Tight, binding, sound hinges. Virtually no wear to the boards. Unclipped dustjacket is nearly similar with minor wear to the spine. Unpacked weight, 238g. Shipping under $5.00 in Canada via Lettermail - similar to the USA.. 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 cal... View more info

The World Before Columbus 1100-1492

By: BURMAN, Edward

Price: $9.00

Publisher: London, W. H. Allen: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21959

ISBN: 0245547304

Condition: Fine


Voyages of exploration and discovery before the Age of Columbus. 227pp, photo illustrated. Bright, clean, unmarked copy, about 'as new'. Dustjacket is unclipped and is nearly similar. Weight, 570g. 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 based on specific destination and weight. Online estimates by the Listing Site may not be correct and either additi... View more info

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Dreams of Iron and Steel : Seven Wonders of the Nineteenth Century, from the Building of the London Sewers to the Panama Canal

By: CADBURY, Deborah

Price: $13.50

Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A., HarperCollins: 2004

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 20712

ISBN: 0007163061

Condition: As New


An account of seven great engineering feats of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. 300pp, illustrated. Mint copy, 'as new'. 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 600g unpacked. Canadian domestic postal rates rise with weight, size and distance; USA rates by weight alone. World rates based on specific destination plus weight. View more info

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Mysteries of the Middle Ages: And the Beginning of the Modern World (The Hinges of History)

By: CAHILL, Thomas

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Anchor: 2008

Edition: Second PB Printing

Seller ID: 745

ISBN: 0385495560

Condition: As New


After the long period of cultural decline known as the Dark Ages, Europe experienced a rebirth of scholarship, art, literature, philosophy, and science and began to develop a vision of Western society that remains at the heart of Western civilization today. 343 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 23 cm. Am 'absolutely 'As New' copy - bright, fresh and unmarked. Tight, square binding, no spine creases. Unpacked weight, 630g. We use both the Canada Post and the United States Postal Service and offer very competitive postal charges - based on actual costs, no overcharging. Images always av... View more info