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he History of Civil War in America : comprising a full account of the origin and progress of the rebellion, of the various naval and military engagements, of the heroic deeds performed by armies and individuals, and of touching scenes in the Field, the ..

By: ABBOTT, John S. C.

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Springfield, Mass., Gurdon Bill:

Edition: Later Printing of First Edition

Seller ID: 806

Condition: Near Fine


Set of Two Volumes. Vol 1 dated 1865; Volume 2 dated 1865. Volume 1 first published in 1863 - 507pp, [4pp] publisher's ads, engraved frontis of Lincoln plus further engraved plates, portraits, maps etc. Volume 2 first published in 1863 - 629pp, [4pp] publisher's ads at rear, egraved frontis of Grant. Both interiors are very bright and clean, white pages no foxing. Bindings are tight and square. Marbled en dpapers. Chocolate brown, bind-stamped cloth with partitic device in gilt to both front boards. Gilt titles to spine. No wear to the cloth at all. Very attractive Set seemingly never used. Un... View more info

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A Terrible Revenge: the ethnic cleansing of the East European Germans

By: ALFRED-MAURICE DE ZAYAS

Price: $11.50

Publisher: New York, Palgrave Macmillan: 2006

Edition: Second Edition, Revised & Updated

Seller ID: 27318

ISBN: 1403973083

Condition: VG+


This book deals with the fate of fifteen million German civilians who found themselves on the wrong side of new post WWII borders. All over Eastern Europe, the inhabitants of communities that had been established for many centuries were either expelled or killed. Over two million Germans did not survive..... Translated from the German by John A. Koehler ; poetry and new texts transl. by A. De Zayas. xlii, 182pp, illustrated, maps.Bright, clean interior. Unmarked except for a small rubber stamp to the ffep. Unpacked weight, 264g. Ships via inexpensive Canada Post Lettermail. Postage $4.00 to 6.... View more info

Tragedies of the Crowsnest Pass: The Frank Slide

By: ANDXERSON, Frank; TURNBULL, Elsie

Price: $4.95

Publisher: Surrey, B. C,., Heritage House Publishing: 1988

Edition: Reprint of 1983

Seller ID: 34405

ISBN: 0919214584

Condition: Near Fine


Contents - The Crowsnest, pass of tragedy -- The Frank slide / by Frank Anderson -- Hillcrest Mine disaster / by Frank Anderson -- Fernie, city under a curse / by Elsie G. Turnbull -- The Crowsnest Pass today. 94 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 22 cm. Bright, clean interior. owner's inscription to the title page, otherwise unmarked. Unpacked weight, 145g. Ships within North America, in card sleeve, for $4.50-$6.50 depending on location. Overseas - shipping at cost. Image available. View more info

Canadian Frontier Annual

By: ANTONSON, Brian - Editor

Price: $8.95

Publisher: Surrey, BC, Nunaga Publishing: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21071

ISBN: 0919900143

Condition: Very Good


27 true stories from Canada's frontier history. 111pp, photo illustrated. Bright, clean, unmarked interior. Sound binding. Light edge wear to wraps. Light creasing to 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 311g unpacked. Canadian domestic postal rates rise with weight, size and distance; Rates to the USA calculated by weight alone as per the USPS. World rates are based on specific destination and weight. Online estimates by the Listing Site may not be corr... View more info

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A Short History of Myth

By: ARMSTRONG, Karen

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Toronto, Knopf Canada: 2005

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 25086

ISBN: 0676974198

Condition: As New


What are Myths? How have they evolved? And why do we so desparately need them? 168pp. Bright, fresh, unmarked copy in a similar, unclipped dustjcket. Absolutely '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 285g unpacked. Canadian domestic postal rates rise with weight, size and distance; Rates to the USA calculated by weight alone as per the USPS. World rates are based on specific destination and weight. Online estimates by the Listing Site may not be correct... View more info

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Post-Colonial Studies: The Key Concepts (Routledge Key Guides)

By: ASHCROFT, Bill; GRIFFITHS, Gareth; TIFFIN, Helen

Price: $9.50

Publisher: London, Routledge: 2007

Edition: Second Edition, Paperback

Seller ID: 10745

ISBN: 0415428556

Condition: Fine


"This best-selling key guide, now in its second edition, provides an essential key to understanding the issues which characterize post-colonialism, explaining what it is, where it is encountered and why it is crucial in forging new cultural identities". A 'Routledge Key Guide'. xii, 292 pages ; 23 cm. An 'about as new' copy - bright, clean and unmarked. Tight, square binding, no spine creases. Unpacked weight, 328g. 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. ... View more info

The West Beyond the West. A History of British Columbia

By: BARMAN, Jean

Price: $8.95

Publisher: Toronto, U. of Toronto Press: 1993

Edition: First Printing of TPB Ed

Seller ID: 040804

ISBN: 0802074588

Condition: Near Fine


1st printing of the trade paper edition. Wrappers, 6.5"x9.5", 449pp, photo illustrated. Almost 'as new' copy, no spine creases, bright and glossy wrappers, but, with an inked out name/address etc to the front free-endpaper. Heavy, thick book, weight 850g. 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... View more info

The West Beyond the West: A History of British Columbia

By: BARMAN, Jean

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Toronto, University of Toronto Press: 1991

Edition: First Printing, First Edition

Seller ID: 3718

ISBN: 0-8020-2739-3

Condition: Almost 'As New'


Mores recent, state-of-the-art History of Canada's Western Province by a leading academic. 1st printing, large 8vo, 428pp, photo illustrated. Hardcover in black cloth with gilt titles and with unclipped dustjacket. Excellent copy. Book is 'as new' except for a gift inscription to the ffep. The unclipped dustjacket is about 'as new'. , 'as new'. Unpacked weight, 920g. 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 is included. Images always available. Shipped well packed. Maximum ... View more info

A History of Australia

By: BARNARD, Marjorie

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Sydney, Angus & Robertson: 1976

Edition: Australian Classics, Later Edition

Seller ID: 22879

ISBN: 0207133476

Condition: VG+


Detailed, one volume history of Australia. 710pp. Bright, clean, unmarked copy with a tight, square binding. No wear to cloth. Similar, unclipped, dustjacket, somewhat faded at the spine. Weight, 860g. 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 anywhere within Canada is now approx US$15.00- up to 5kg total weight, boxed, insured, trackable and faster than regular parcels. Less will be charged if rates indicate]. View more info

Sword of the Raj: The British Army in India, 1747-1947

By: BEAUMONT, Roger A.

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Indianapolis, Bobbs-Merrill: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13760

ISBN: 0672521369

Condition: Fine


Sweeping account of the British Army in India over a two-hundred year span. xv, 237 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm. Book is 'as new' - bright, clean and unmarked. Tight, square binding, no wear to the boards. Unclipped dustjacket is similar. Unpacked weight, 554g. 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

History of British Columbia : from its earlier discovery to the present Time

By: BEGG, Alexander

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Toronto, William Briggs: 1894

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 32303

Condition: Fine


Alexander Begg was the Crofter Commissioner to the Government of British Columbia. He was born in Scotland and emigrated in 1846. xvii, 568pp, Illustrated, large folding map at rear, author's frontis portrait with facsimile signature. Most attractive copy we have ever found - bright, clean and unmarked., nearly flawless. Folding map, present at rear of book, shows a short tear at the point where it is attached to the book, but is otherwise Fine. Other copies available. We ship Worldwide using both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges, at cost, without over... View more info

Making Peoples: A History of the New Zealanders from Polynesian Settlement to the End of the Nineteenth Century

By: BELICH, James

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Auckland; London, Allen Lane - Penguin Press: 1996

Edition: Third Printing

Seller ID: 968

ISBN: 0713991712

Condition: About Fine


This volume, the first in a two-volume work, looks at the history of New Zealand covering the period from the Polynesian settlement to the end of the 19th century. Winner of Book Data New Zealand Booksellers' Choice Award 1997. 497 pages ; 25 cm. Bright, clean, unmarked interior. Tight, square binding, sound hinges. No wear to the cloth. Unclipped dustjacket is nearly similar shopwing some light edge wear - but no tears or creases. Unpacked weight, 864g. We use both the Canada Post and the United States Postal Service and offer very competitive postal charges - based on actual costs, no overch... View more info

The Rise and Fall of Paradise

By: BENDINER, Elmer

Price: $7.50

Publisher: New York, Dorset Press: 1983

Edition: First Dorset Printing

Seller ID: 20721

ISBN: 0880294663

Condition: Fine


An account of when Arabs and Jews built a Kingdom in Spain. 254pp. Bright, clean, unmarked copy with a sound binding. Dustjacket is similar but with a 1/2" tear to front flap-crease, at top. View more info

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The Proper Study of Mankind: An Anthology of Essays

By: BERLIN, Isaiah

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar Straus & Giroux: 1998

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 33472

ISBN: 0374237506

Condition: As New


A collection of Isaiah Berlin's essays - Sir Isaiah Berlin OM CBE FBA was a Russian-British social and political theorist, philosopher and historian of ideas. Book first published in 1997 by Chatto & Windus Limited, United Kingdom. Edited by Henry Hardy and Roger Hausheer ; with a foreword by Noel Annan ; introduction by Roger Hausheer. xxxvi, 667 pages ; 24 cm. An 'as new' cop y - bright, fresh and unmarked in a similat, unclipped dustjacket. Heavy book weighing 1kg before packing. We use both the Canada Post and the United States Postal Service and offer very competitive postal charges - ba... View more info

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Marching As to War: Canada's Turbulent Years 1899-1953

By: BERTON, Pierre

Price: $8.95

Publisher: Canada, Anchor Canada: 2002

Edition: Second Paperback Printing

Seller ID: 2048

ISBN: 0385258194

Condition: Fine


In the first half of the twentieth century a young Canada went to War four times - the Boer War, WWI, WWII and the Korean War. 632 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm. A very nearly 'as new' copy - bright, clean and unmarked with a tight, square binding and uncreased spine. Thick and heavy for a paperback weighing 717g. Hardcover also available. 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

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The Invasion of Canada 1812-1813

By: BERTON, Pierre

Price: $9.50

Publisher: Anchor Canada: 2001

Edition: Anchor Canada Edition, 3rd PB Printing

Seller ID: 18092

ISBN: 0385658397

Condition: Near Fine


An account of the War of 1812 between Canada and the United States. First published in 1980 this is the 3rd printing of the Anchor paperback edition. 363pp, numerous maps. Bright, clean interior, unmarked. Tight, square binding, no spine creases. NOT a remainder. Near new copy. Unpacked weight, 405g. Too thick for Lettermail postage. 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 pe... 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

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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