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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 States Postal Service, and offer postal charges, at cost, without overcharging. Canadian domestic postal rates rise with weig... 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, no spine ctreasing. Sl;ight wear to corner tips of the wrappers. We ship Worldwide, use both Canada Post and the United State... View more info

The House of Windsor: George V to George VI [Salesman's Sample Copy]

By: ACLAND, Captain Eric

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Toronto, John C. Winston Co.: 1937

Edition: Sample Edition

Seller ID: 041856

Condition: VG


Book Salesman's Sample book , or 'Dummy'. An incomplete verson of a book, showing all of the main parts, intended to pre-sell customers on the book and to solicit pre-publication orders. This book contains parts of two separate works, the first as above, the second being, 'The Princess Elizabeth, Winston, Toronto, 1937. Clean, unmarked copy with a sound binding. Frontis illustration a little 'rippled'. Corner cut to the ffep. Further info available. Weight, 345g. We use both the Canada Post and the United States Postal Service and offer very competitive postal charges - based on actual costs, ... View more info

La Stupenda, a Biography of Joan Sutherland

By: ADAMS, Brian

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Hutchinson of Australia: 1984

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 22749

ISBN: 0091374103

Condition: About Fine


Detailed biography of Australian, operatic soprano, Joan Sutherland. 329pp, photo illustrated in color and in b&w. Bright, clean, unmarked copy with a sound binding and a similar, unclipped dustjacket. Weight, 880g. 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's GST is included. Images always available. Shipped well packed. View more info

The South Road

By: ADAMS, Robert J.

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Alberta, Megamy Publishing, Limited: 2002

Edition: Second Printing of 2001

Inscription: Author Signed Copy

Seller ID: 14981

ISBN: 0968191681

Condition: As New


Heartwarming stories of life on a farm in small town A;lberta from the author's childhood. Signed by him on the title page. 184 pages ; 21 cm. A 'mint' copy - bright, fresh and unmarked in any way. matching bookmark laid-in. Unpacked weight, 261g. May be eligible for inexpensive Canada Post Lettermail rates within Canada and the U. S.A. Image available on request. View more info

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Northrop Frye: A Visionary Life

By: ADAMSON, Joseph

Price: $5.95

Publisher: Canada, ECW Press: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 848

ISBN: 1550221841

Condition: About 'As New'


A volume in the 'Canadian biography series'. Herman Northrop Frye (1912 - 1991), Canadian literary critic and literary theorist, considered one of the most influential of the 20th century. 93pp, photo illustrated. An 'almost as new' copy - bright, clean and unmarked with a tight, square binding, no spine or wrapper creases or marks. Ships via inexpensive Canada Post Lettermail within North America, in card sleeve. Images available. Enquire for rates to Worldwide destinations. View more info

Beyond the Stump Farm

By: ADANMS, Robert J.

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Alberta, Megamy Publishing, Limited: 1997

Edition: First Printing

Inscription: Author Signed Copy

Seller ID: 14983

ISBN: 0968191622

Condition: As New


Adventures of a Canadian farm boy in the 1950s - 'as he recalls a simpler time'. 176 pages ; 21 cm. Signed by the author on the title page. Matching bookmark laid-in. A 'mint' copy - gift quality, bright, fresh and unmarked. Unpacked weight, 256g. May be eligible for inexpensive Canada Post Lettermail rates within Canada and the U. S.A. Image available on request. 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, without overcharging. This item weighs 650g. Canadian domestic postal rates rise with weight, size and distance; Rates to the USA... 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

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John Newton; From Disgrace to Amazing Grace

By: AITKEN, Jonathan; YANCEY, Philip

Price: $15.00

Publisher: USA, Crossway Books: 2013

Edition: Reprint In Trade Paperback

Seller ID: 413

ISBN: 1433541815

Condition: As New


John Newton,1725-1807, was an English Anglican clergyman and abolitionist who was forced to served as a sailor in the Royal Navy for a period. He was first a slave of Princess Peye, a black princess of the Sherbro people and then, years after, He became the captain of slave ships. He became ordained as an evangelical Anglican cleric, served Olney, Buckinghamshire, for two decades, and also wrote hymns, known for "Amazing Grace" and "Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken" [wikipedia]. 400pp. An 'as new' copy - bright, clean and fresh, no signs of use. Unpacked weight, 561g. We use... 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

Time: The Weekly Newsmagazine, January 4, 1963

By: ALEXANDER, Roy - Editor

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, Time Inc.: 1963

Edition: Volume 81, No. 1

Seller ID: 046561

Condition: About Fine


Issue of Time with front cover portrait of Pope John XXIII as 'Man of the Year'. Artwork by Bernard Safran. This is the Canadian Edition. Same editorial content as U. S. edition with added Canadian news. 56p. Clean bright wraps, sound stapled binding. Good solid copy with no address label present. No marks, creases etc. to mar the portrait Unpacked weight, 112g. We ship from both Canada and the United States with very competitive rates. Inexpensive Lettermail rates may apply to both Canada and the USA. View more info

Time: The Weekly Newsmagazine, June 7, 1963

By: ALEXANDER, Roy - Editor

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Time Inc.: 1963

Edition: Vol 81 No 23

Seller ID: 053497

Condition: About Fine


Cover features the last photograph taken of Pope John XXIII before his death. Canada edition - same content as USA edition but scarcer, plus Canadian news. 76pp. Bright and clean copy - attractive front cover portrait. Sound binding. No address label or any other marks to the front wrapper. We use both the Canada Post and the United States Postal Service and offer very competitive postal charges - based on actual costs, no overcharging. This item weighs 146g and qualifies for inexpensive Lettermail postage within Canada and the USA. View more info

Time: The Weekly Newsmagazine, December 27, 1963

By: ALEXANDER, Roy - Editor

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Time Inc.: 1963

Edition: Volume 82, No. 26

Seller ID: 055159

Condition: Near Fine


Issue of Time with front superb cover portrait of painter, Andrew Wyeth, artwork by Henriette Wyeth. This is the Canadian Edition. Same editorial content as U. S. edition with added Canadian news. 56p. Clean bright wraps, sound stapled binding. Good solid copy with NO address label. Weight, 111g. Ships via inexpensive Canada Post Lettermail within North America, in card sleeve. Under $5.00 depending on location. Images available. Enquire for rates to Worldwide destinations. View more info

Our First 50 Years

By: ALLEN, C. C.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: [British Columbia], Author Published:

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Author Signed

Seller ID: 047841

Condition: Fine


Story of a British Pioneer to the Cariboo region of British Columbia. He left England for Canada in 1912 and ended up near Quesnel in 1914. He went off to War in France and met his future wife in England. The book tells the story of their life together over 60 years. Signed by the author on the inside of the front wrapper. Undated but circa 1977. There is a small gift inscription to the front wrapper dated 1982. 78 pages : illustrations, photographs ; 18 cm. OCLC Number: 662590415. Abright, clean copy apprearing almost 'as new'. Ships via inexpensive Canada Post Lettermail within North Ameri... 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 calculated by weight alone as per the USPS. World rates are based on specific destination and weight. Online estimates by the ... 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

The Life and Letters of Father Andrew S. D. C.

By: ANDREW, Father; BURNE, Kathleen E.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Mowbray: 1953

Edition: Sixth Impression of 1949

Seller ID: 1297

Condition: VG+


The life and letters of Father Andrew [Henry Ernest Hardy, 1869-1946], co-founder of the Society of the Divine Compassion (SDC), the first Anglican society of male Franciscans, and a popular religious writer. 259 pages : illustrations (frontis., plates, portraits) ; 23 cm. Includes appendix and extracts. Edited and compiled by Kathleen E. Burne. Main body ofthe text is bright, clean and unmarked. At the back of the book are copious notes detailing a family who attended Faather Andrew's Church in Plaistow, East London. Plus, an envelope has ben pastyed to the last, blank page. Within are two ph... 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 overcharging. This item weighs 550g unpacked. Canadian domestic postal rates rise with weight, size and distance; Rates to the USA ca... 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