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A Raven in My Heart: Reflections of a Bookseller

By: McCRACKEN, Kay

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Celista, B. C., Gracesprings Collective: 2010

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Dedicated Authors' Inscription

Seller ID: 045582

ISBN: 0980960827

Condition: Almost 'As New'


'...a seemingly quiet story about the rise and fall of a bookstore in the 1990's [in Salmon Arm, B. C.] . Don't let the subject fool you. Into this context of her personal journey Kay McCracken weaves native mythology, mysticism, magic, and much more' [Good Reads]. Signed by the author and dedicated to Patricia'. vi, 270 pages : portrait ; 23 cm. Bright, clean, unmarked copy. Tight, square binding, no spine creases. Almost 'as new'. Unpacked weight, 436g. We ship Worldwi... View more info

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Wild Trails Wild Tales

By: McKAY, Bernard

Price: $7.95

Publisher: Surrey, B. C., Hancock House Pub Ltd: 2000

Edition: Second Printing of 1996

Seller ID: 040626

ISBN: 0888393954

Condition: As New


Life in the British Columbia bush as a trapper and a big game guide and outfitter. 169 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm. An 'as new' copy - bright, fresh and unmarked. Tight, square binding, no spine creases, bright, glossy wrappers.Unpacked weight, 251g. Ships via inexpensive Lettermail within Canada slightly more to the USA. Rates to the Rest of the World at cost. View more info

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Wild Trails Wild Tales

By: McKAY, Bernard

Price: $7.95

Publisher: Surrey, B. C., Hancock House Pub Ltd: 1996

Edition: First Printing of 1996

Inscription: Author Signed Copy

Seller ID: 054884

ISBN: 0888393954

Condition: VG+


Life in the British Columbia bush as a trapper and a big game guide and outfitter. 169 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm. A lightly used copy. Signed by the author on the hlf-title page. hited-out name to the same page, otherwise unmarked. Tight, square binding, no spine creases. Unpacked weight, 251g. Ships via inexpensive Canada Post Lettermail. Postage $4.00 to 6.00 within North America, in card sleeve. Enquire for rates to the Rest of the World. We ship at our cost. Ima... View more info

Gabriel Dumont Indian Fighter

By: McKEE, Sandra Lynn - Editor

Price: $6.95

Publisher: Calgary, Frontier Publishing: 1968

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 987

Condition: Fine


Gabriel Dumont (1837- 1906) was a Canadian political figure best known for being a prominent leader of the Métis people. Dumont was well known for his movements within the North-West Rebellion at the Battles of Batoche, Fish Creek, and Duck Lake as well as for his role in the signing of treaties with the Blackfoot tribe, the traditional main enemy of the Métis.[Wikipedia]. Frontier Book No 14. 51pp, photo illustrated. A Fine copy - about 'as new'. Unpacked weight, 86g.... View more info

Maquinna the Magnificent

By: McKELVIE, Bruce Alistair

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Vancouver, The Vancouver Daily Province: 1946

Edition: First Edition, Second Printing

Seller ID: 13988

Condition: Near Fine


A popular biography of the Mowachaht chief who met Captain Cook in 1778, Maquinna the Magnificent. Foreword by Andrew Paull Te Qoithetahl, President of the North American Indian Brotherhood. ix, 65 pages color ; 27 cm. Illustrated by George H. Southwell. A very bright, clean interior, unmarked. Tight binding, sound hinges, A little surface wear to the front board; paper label titles is Fine; no wear to the black cloth spine. Sharp corners. Unpacked weight, 473g. We use ... View more info

Hockey Hall of Fame Legends : The Official Book

By: McKINLEY, Michael

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Toronto, Viking Press: 1993

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 20765

ISBN: 0670852589

Condition: Fine


Legendary players from the Hockey Hall of Fame.200pp, profusely photo illustrated. Sumptuously photographed. Book is bright and fresh showing virtually no wear. Dustjacket has two or three small margin tears etc, but is otherwise bright and clean. Heavy book, weighs 1.5kg. We ship Worldwide, use both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges based on our actual costs, without overcharging. Canadian domestic postal rates rise with weigh... View more info

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A Pour of Rain: Stories from a West Coast Fort

By: MEILLEUR, Helen

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Vancouver, Raincoast Books: 2001

Edition: First Printing TPB

Seller ID: 040370

ISBN: 1551924226

Condition: VG+


This reissue of an out-of-print treasure of Canadian literature is one of the best accounts we have of the first non-native settlers on what is now Canada's Northwest coast. Fort (later Port) Simpson - where author Helen Meilleur was born in 1910. . . Foreword by Stephen Hume. 325pp, photo illustrated. Bright, clean, unmarked copy. Tight, suare binding, no spine creases. Only tiny defect - tip of lower corner of the front wrapper shows a light crease. Unpacked weight, 50... View more info

Great Lovers

By: Melly, GEORGE; DORIN, Walter

Price: $9.95

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape Ltd: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1529

ISBN: 0224019422

Condition: Fine


Twenty accounts of great Love Affairs among great people. Each account accompoanyed with a striking colour illustration. - Solomon and the Queen of Sheba; Tristam & Iseult; Chopin and George Sand; Napoleon and Josephine etc etc. 47pp, color illustartions. Interior is very bright and clean and is unmatked. Tight, square binding, no wear to the blue cloth. The unclipped dustjacket is very nearly similar. We ship Worldwide, use both Canada Post and the United States Post... View more info

John Wesley Hardin: Dark Angel of Texas

By: METZ, Leon C.

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Norman, OK, University of Oklahoma Press: 1998

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 891

ISBN: c

Condition: As New


John Wesley Hardin, easily the most feared and fearless of all the gunfighters in the West. Nobody knows the exact number of his victims-perhaps as few as twenty or as many as fifty. In his way of thinking, Hardin never shot a man who did not deserve it. Originally published: El Paso, Tex. : Mangan Books, 1996. Winner of Spur Awards (Western Biography), 1997. xiv, 337 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm. An 'as new' copy - bright, clean and unmarked. Tight, square bindin... View more info

David Bowie Black Book

By: MILES, Barry

Price: $29.95

Publisher: USA, Music Sales Corp: 1980

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 040070

ISBN: 0825639581

Condition: VG+


Illustrated biography, text by Barry Miles, book designed by Pearce Marchbank, complete with full biography. [126] pages : illustrations, portraits ; 30 cm. Clean, unmarked interior. Tight, squ8are binding, no spine creases. Some light scratches and wear to surface of wrappers. 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 g unpacked. Canadian dom... View more info

Shutters West

By: MILLER. Nina Hull

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Denver, Sage Books: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 29283

Condition: Solid VG


Book features the photography of Arundel Hull [1846-1908] who documented pioneer and frontier life in the Old West. 152 pages : illustrations, portraits, facsimiles ; 16 x 24 cm. OCLC Number: 2195853. Interior of the book is clean and bright. Unmarked except for a previous owner's details to the ffep. Binding is tight and square, hinges sound. No wear to the green cloth with silver titles. Unpacked weight, 420g. We ship Worldwide, at cost, using both Canada Post and the ... View more info

Viscount Southwood

By: MINNEY, R. J.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London, Odhams Press Limited: 1954

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 516

Condition: Very Good


Viscount Southwood [1873-1946], British newspaper proprietor and Labour politician. He rose from humble origins to become head of Odhams Press, Britain's largest newspaper and printing combine. 354pp, numerous illustrations. OCLC Number: 563194508. Bright, clean interior, unmarked. Tight, square binding, sound hinges. Clkean boards without wear. Spine is somewhat sun-faded with a little wear to the paper label titles. Unpacked weight, 1.041kg. We ship Worldwide, at cost... View more info

Elisha Kent Kane and the Seafaring Frontier

By: MIRSKY, Jeannette

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown & Co: 1954

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24860

Condition: Near Fine


Biography of Elisha Kent Kane (1820 - 1857) American explorer, and a medical officer in the United States Navy during the first half of the 19th century. He was a member of two Arctic expeditions to rescue the explorer Sir John Franklin. viii, 201 pages, map to page 2 ; 8vo. Book is bright, clean and unmarked with a tight, square binding, sound hinges, no wear to the navy blue cloth. The price-clipped dustjacket shows minor edge wear, a sun-faded spine and tape-marks [?]... View more info

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Hons and Rebels

By: MITFORD, Jessica

Price: $8.90

Publisher: New York, New York Review Books: 2004

Edition: Reprint of 1960

Seller ID: 2459

ISBN: 1590171101

Condition: About Fine


Wonderful autobiography of an English eccentric, '...the hugely entertaining tale of Mitford's upbringing....not exactly conventional'. Introduction by Christopher Hitchens. xxiii, 284pp, illust. ; 21 cm. Bright, clean, unmarked interior. Tight, square binding, no spine creases. Unpacked weight, 340g. We ship Worldwide using both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges, at cost, without overcharging. Canadian domestic postal rates rise ... View more info

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Unflinching: The Making of a Canadian Sniper

By: MITIC, Jody

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Toronto, Simon & Schuster: 2015

Edition: First Edition, Third Printing

Seller ID: 052864

ISBN: 147679510X

Condition: As New


"Elite sniper Jody Mitic loved being a soldier. His raw, candid, and engrossing memoir follows his personal journey into the Canadian military, through sniper training, and firefights in Afghanistan, culminating on the fateful night when he stepped on a landmine and lost both of his legs below the knees ..."--Publisher description. xi, 238 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly colour), portraits ; 24 cm. An 'as new' copy - bright, fresh an... View more info

The Prince of Princes : The Life of Potemkin

By: MONTEFIORE, Simon Sebag

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London, Phoenix Press: 2001

Edition: First PB Edition

Seller ID: 2436

ISBN: 1842124382

Condition: As New


Epic best-selling biography of Catherine the Great's co-ruler and secret lover - Grigorij Aleksandrovic Potemkin [1739-1791]. Shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize 2001. xvi, 634pp, [24] plates in color and in b&w; 22 cm. An 'as new' copy - bright, clean and unmarked, quite fresh. Tight, square binding, no spine creases. No marks, creases etc to the wrappers. Unpacked weight, 842g. We ship Worldwide, at cost, using both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service... View more info

Young Stalin

By: MONTEFIORE, Simon Sebag

Price: $11.95

Publisher: McArthur & Company, McArthur & Co Pub Ltd: 2007

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 041163

ISBN: 1552786463

Condition: As New


'Stalin, like Hitler, remains the very personification of evil but also one of the creators of today’s world. Now in an enthralling biography that reads like a thriller, Simon Sebag Montefiore unveils the shadowy, adventurous journey of the Georgian cobbler’s son who became the Red Tsar'. xxviii, 397pp, photo plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm. Bright, fresh, unmarked interior. Tight, square binding, no wear to the cloth. Unclipped dustjacket is similar. An 'as new... View more info

Letters of a Lifetime

By: MOODIE, Susanna; Ballstadt, Carl

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Downsview, Ontario, Canada, Univ of Toronto Press: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 32093

ISBN: 0802025803

Condition: Fine


Collection of the letters of Susanna Moodie, 1803-1885. 390pp, photo frontis. Bright, fresh copy, about 'as new' . Further info available if required. Weight, 800g. View more info

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I Celebrate Myself: The Somewhat Private Life of Allen Ginsberg

By: MORGAN, Bill

Price: $14.95

Publisher: USA, Viking Adult: 2006

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 28677

ISBN: 0670037966

Condition: As New


A biography of Ginsberg which draws on his unpublished private journals. It sheds light on some of the aspects of Ginsberg's life, including the poet's associations with other members of the Beat Generation, his relationship with his lifelong partner, Peter Orlovsky, his involvement with Tibetan Buddhism, and above all his genius for living. xv, 702 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm. aN .An 'as new' copy - bright, fresh and unmarked in a similar,unclipped dustjacket. Unpack... View more info

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Breaking Trail: From Canada's Northern Frontier to the Oil Fields of Dubai

By: MORIMOTO, Tom

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Calgary, AB, Fifth House Ltd.: 2007

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 30981

ISBN: 189725217X

Condition: About 'As New'


Autobiography of Tom Morimoto, Japanese --Canadian prospector, WWII veteran, chemical engineer and much more. An almost 'as new' copy only the very slightest of use visible. 'Unmarked. Unpacked weight, 400g. 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... View more info