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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 weighs 360g unpacked. Canadian domestic postal rates rise with weight, size and distance; Rates to the USA calculated by weigh... 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 America, in card sleeve. Images available. Enquire for rates to Worldwide destinations. 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

Dawn across Canada : Oxcart to Railway in Ten Years

By: ATWOOD, Mae

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Victoria, BC, Morriss Publishing: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 25492

ISBN: 0919203698

Condition: As New


Walter John Strickland Traill (1847-1932) came west to Rupert’s Land in 1866 as a clerk with the Hudson's Bay Company. He was briefly imprisoned by Louis Riel in 1870 before being sent out of Red River. Later that year, he was appointed as postmaster of Fort Ellice although he was only an apprentice clerk. By 1874 he was in charge of five HBC posts in the United States. 216 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm. Includes index. OCLC : 16646880. A completely 'as new' copy - bright, fresh, unmarked. 378g. Ships via inexpensive Canada Post Lettermail within North America,... View more info

Alex Dunsmuir's Dilemma

By: AUDAIN, James

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Victoria, Sunnylane Publishing: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13457

Condition: Good VG


The story of Alex Dunsmuir, early coal mining industrialist and pioneer of British Columbia. 133pp, photo illustrated. Bright, clean copy with a sound binding. Previous owner's name to the ffep. Dustjacket has edge wear, small margin tears one chip, otherwise clean. Unpacked weight, 442g. 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

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

The Confessions of Saint Augustine

By: AUGUSTINE, Saint

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, Pocket Books Inc: 1951

Edition: Collector's Edition

Seller ID: 053914

Condition: About Fine


Translated by Edward B. Pusey, D.D.; Introduction by Harold C. Gardiner, S.J. xiv, 301, 2pp List of Collector's Editions. This is No. 26. An unusual edition from Pocket Books Inc. Book is bound in quarter, black faux leather with gilt titles and decoration, five raised bands, patterened boards and endpapers. Speckled page ends. Quite handsome! Possibly printed later that the copyright date of 1951. Slight wear to the tips of the corners, otherwise Fine. We ship Worldwide, use both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges based on our actual costs, without... View more info

Jane Austen: A Family Record

By: AUSTEN-LEIGH, William & Richard Arthur; LE FAYE, Deirdre

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, Konecky and Konecky: 1989

Edition: Revised & Enlarged Edition [2nd]

Seller ID: 1059

ISBN: 1568520964

Condition: As New


The 1st ed. published in 1913 by William and Richard Arthur-Leigh was based on family traditions and surviving letters. This is the fully revised and enlarged edition by Deirdre Le Faye whose access to the Austen family archive allowed her to create a well-documented account of Jane Austen's life, family background and literary career. Revised edition of: Jane Austen, her life and letters. 1913. "Published in association with the British Library." xxiv, 326 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm. We ship Worldwide, use both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service,... View more info

Jane Austen: A Family Record

By: AUSTEN-LEIGHT, William; AUSTEN-LEIGHT, Richard Arthur; LE FAYE, Deirdre

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Boston, Mass., G K Hall & Co.: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 930

ISBN: 0816190925

Condition: As New


Revised edition of: Jane Austen, her life and letters. 1913. By William Austen-Leigh and Richard Arthur Austen-Leigh ; revised and enlarged by Deirdre Le Faye. xxiv, 326 p., [8] p. of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm. Laid-in a small Christmas card from, and signed by, Deirdie Le Faye. An 'as new' copy - bright, clean and unmarked, still quite fresh. Unpacked weight, 874g. 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

Tales From Beyond The Tap

By: BACHMAN, Randy

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Viking Canada: 2014

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 17528

ISBN: 0670067636

Condition: As New


in 'Tales from Beyond the Tap', Randy tells more great stories from a life in rock  all of the fun, hardships, and adventure that haven' t been featured on the CBC radio show. This is Randy Bachman, unplugged!'. viii, 323 pages : illustrations. A 'mint' copy - 'as new' in a nearly similar, unclipped dustjacket - tiny nick at foot of spine . Unpacked weight, 556g. 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 ... View more info

Anais Nin:a Biography

By: BAIR, Deirdre

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Putnam's: 1995

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 28236

ISBN: 0399139885

Condition: As New


Biography of controversial author Anai¨s Nin, known for her erotic books and many affairs, especially the one with fellow writer Henry Miller, with information taken from Nin's extensive diaries and interviews with family, friends, and enemies. xviii, 654 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm. Book is 'as new' - bright, clean and unmarked. Unclipped dustjacket 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 heavy, thick book weighs1.212k g unpacked. Canadian domestic post... View more info

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Love, Lucy

By: BALL, Lucille; HOFFMAN, Betty Hannah

Price: $15.00

Publisher: USA, Thorndike Press: 1997

Edition: Large Print Edition

Seller ID: 1884

ISBN: 0786209658

Condition: Fine


Autobiography of Lucille Désirée Ball, 1911-1989, American actress, comedian, model, entertainment studio executive and producer. Foreword by Lucie Arnaz. This is a LARGE PRINT edition. 365pp, photo illustrated. An about 'as new' copy - bright, clean and unmarked, still quite fresh. Unpacked weight, 515g. 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

The Remarkable World of Frances Barkley: 1769-1845

By: BARKLEY, Frances

Price: $7.95

Publisher: Sidney, Gray's Publishing: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24392

ISBN: 0888260776

Condition: VG+


First publication of the reminiscences of Frances Barkley [1769-1845], the first woman traveller to visit the Pacific Northwest, and other exotic parts of the world. Edited by Beth Hill. 232pp, illustrated. Internally clean and bright. Old bookplate to the htp. Very small ink note to the tp. Otherwise, unmarked. Bright, clean exterior. Tight, square binding, no spine creases. Weight, 760g. 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. Image... View more info

Life and Complete Works of Michael Bruce, Poet of Lochleven

By: BARNET, John Guthrie

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Marshall Brothers: 1927

Edition: First Edition, Second Impression

Seller ID: 21369

Condition: Very Good


Biography of Scots poet, Michael Bruce [1746-1767] as well as his complete works. xv, 304pp, photo illustrated. 'Cottage Edition'. Bright, clean copy. Gift inscription in ink to ffep. Slight forward lean to spine, which is otherwise solid and tight. Minor wear to red cloth at tips. Weight, 460g. 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 specif... View more info

Joe Louis: 50 Years an American Hero

By: BARROW, Joe Louis Jr.; MUNDER, Barbara

Price: $9.95

Publisher: New York, McGraw-Hill: 1988

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 604

ISBN: 0070039550

Condition: Fine


In this oral biography, Joe Louis Barrow, Jr., weaves a compelling account of his father's life and times with recollections from the people who knew him best: siblings and former wives, boyhood friends, trainers, opponents (including Max Schmeling and Billy Conn), sportswriters, and others. Foreword by Arthur Ashe, Jr. xvii, 270 p. : [16] p. foto's. ; 24 cm. Bright, clean, unmarked copy, bright, white pages. Nearly similar, unclipped dustjacket. Unpacked weight, 608g. We ship Worldwide, at cost, using both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges, at cost, w... View more info

Bartlett's Canada : a Pre-Confederation Journey.

By: BARTLETT, William Henry

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2259

Condition: Fine


Book contains reproductions of all the Canadian engravings of William Henry Bartlett. Introduction by Henry C. Campbell, texts by Janice Tyrwhitt. 191 pages (chiefly illustrations) map ; 32.5 cm. Bright, clean, unmarked interior. Tight, square binding. Black cloth shows no wear. UNclipped dustjacket shows minor edge wear and a single, short closed tear. Unpacked weight, 1.282kg. 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

Leuchtende Spur : das Leben Ricarda Huchs

By: BAUM, Marie

Price: $8.95

Publisher: Tubingen, R. Wunderlich: 1950

Edition: 12-17 Tausend of First Edition

Seller ID: 20854

Condition: About Fine


Biography of German historian, novelist, poet and intellectual, Ricarda Huchs [1864-1947]. 519pp, photo illustrated. Interior is clean and unmarked, slight browing to the pages. Tight, square binding, no wear to the cloth. Unclipped dustjacket shows some edge wear, but is generally clean and unmarked. 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 740g unpacked. Canadian domestic postal rates rise with weight, size and distance; Rates to the USA calculated by weight alon... View more info

Permanent way through the Khyber

By: BAYLEY, Victor

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, Jarrolds: 1939

Edition: Second [?] Edition

Seller ID: 043785

Condition: About Fine


'The Beacon Library, no. 13'. Originally published in 1934. An account of building the railway through the Khyber Pass. Plus, the author's account of living amongst the Pathans and the turbulent warriors of the Noth-West Frontier for many years. 223 pages, [8] leaves of plates ; 22 cm. Book is bright, clean and unmarked with a tight binding. Sound hinges. No wear to the cloth. The unclipped dustjacket is very clean nd quite bright but with edge wear and short, closed edge-tears View more info

The Work of Christopher Wren

By: BEAD, Geoffrey

Price: $9.95

Publisher: London, Bloomsbury Books: 1987

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 047441

ISBN: 0906223792

Condition: Fine


Sir Christopher Wren 1632-1723, English anatomist, astronomer, geometer, and mathematician-physicist, as well as one of the most highly acclaimed English architects in history. Reprint. Originally published: Edinburgh : J. Bartholomew, 1982. 238 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm. A fine copy in a similar, unclipped dustjacket. Unpacked weight, 883g. 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