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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 ... 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

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 ... 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

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, with... View more info

The Bookman; Dickens Centenary Number, February, 1912

By: ADCOCK, A. St. John - Acting Editor

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1912

Edition: No. 245, Vol. XLI

Seller ID: 054529

Condition: Very Good or Better


Single issue of a monthly magazine published in London from 1891 until 1934 by Hodder & Stoughton. It was a catalogue of current publications that also contained reviews, advertising and illustrations. This issue was a Special celebrating the Centenary of Charles Dickens. pp225 to pp274, plus ads. Plate with printed portrauit of Dickens, laid-in. Also a wonderful coloured advertisement from the Nelson Library for their new editiopn of The Pickwick Papers pasted-in at bac... 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

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 F... 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

The Young Millionaires

By: ARMOUR, Lawrence A.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Chicago, Playboy Press: 1974

Edition: First Edition in Paperback

Seller ID: 055003

Condition: Near Fine


Playboy 16232. The super-success stories of 23 men who made it big...while they were still young enough to enjoy it! Foreword by James A. Ling; afterword by Nick J. Mileti. 254pp, not illustrated. Interior is bright and clean - except - Bookstore stamp to the inside of the front wrapper. Ink notes to the rear blank endpaper. Otherwise unmarked. Binding is very tight with no creasing. Bright, glossy wrappers. Ships via inexpensive Canada Post Lettermail within North Ame... 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

Resolution : The Story of Captain Cook's Second Voyage of Discovery

By: AUGHTON, Peter

Price: $8.95

Publisher: London, Orion Pub Co: 2005

Edition: First Trade Paper Edition

Seller ID: 14702

ISBN: 0753820382

Condition: Near New


An account of Captain Cook's Second Voyage of discovery to the Southern waters of the Indian, Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. His ship was called the 'Resolution'. Originally published: London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2004. xiv, 224 pages, [8] pages of plates : color illustrations, maps, 1 color portrait ; 20 cm. Bright, clean, unmarked interior. Tight, square binding. Faint creases to the spine. Unpacked weight, 241g. View more info