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John Steinbeck: A Biography

By: PARINI, Jay

Price: $12.50

Publisher: London, Heinemann: 1994

Edition: First British Edition

Seller ID: 08803

ISBN: 0434574929

Condition: As New


This reassessment of John Steinbeck draws on the remniscences of his wife and friends, and on his own legacy of letters, diaries and manuscripts, to create a portrait of a writer whose greatest works captured the desperation and indignation experienced by Americans during the Great Depression. xxi, 535 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm. An 'as new' copy - bright, clean and quite fresh in a similar, unclipped dustjacket. Unpacked weight, 975g. We use both the Canada Post and... View more info

Princess Patricia's Regiment : 1938-1941

By: PARROTT, Donald Fleming

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Thunder Bay, Ont., D.F. Parrott: 1990

Edition: Fisrt Edition

Seller ID: 040868

Condition: About Fine


One soldier's account of his service with the Canadian Army's Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry from just before WWII until 1941 when he was transferred to another Regiment for the duration of the War. 60 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm. Includes index. OCLC Number: 38602947. Very bright and clean, unmarked. Tight, square binding. No wear to the emerald green clothbut a minor 'bubble' to lower right of the front panel. Dustjacket is almost similr. View more info

Wagon Train Over the Monashee

By: PATTERSON, Edward with Doug COX and Elizabeth PRYCE

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Penticton, Skookum Publications: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 040160

Condition: Near Fine


Story of the Patterson Family's trek across Southern Alberta and British Columbia, to settle near Penticton. 92pp, photo illustrated, maps. A clean, unmarked copy with a tight, stapled binding. Weight, 200g. Eligible for inexpensive Canada Post Lettermail rates within Canada, slightly more to the USA and other Countries. View more info

Trail to the Interior

By: PATTERSON, R. M.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Toronto, Macmillan of Canada: 1970

Edition: First Edition, Second Impression

Seller ID: 27070

Condition: Near Fine


'A personal account of exploration and adventure in the Canadian Northwest by one of the outstanding nature writers of our time'. 255pp, Photo illustrated, endpaper maps. Clean, bright interior, unmarked excepting a short first name to the tp and the fep. Tight, square binding. No appreciable wear to cloth. Unclipped dustjacket has light top-edge wear to the rear panel, but no tears or chips. Weight, 560g. We use both the Canada Post and the United States Postal Servi... View more info

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Butch Cassidy: A Biography

By: PATTERSON, Richard

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Lincoln, NE, University of Nebraska Press: 1999

Edition: Second Printing of Bison Books

Seller ID: 34406

ISBN: 0803287569

Condition: Near Fine


Robert LeRoy Parker, born in the 1880s in Utah, is better known by his alias, Butch Cassidy. His restless and acquisitive nature led him into a early life of crime. Separates mythology from actual events, bringing the story of Butch Cassidy up to date with all the most recent discoveries. 362 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm. Bright, clean, unmarked interior, quite fresh. Tight, square binding, no spine creases. Near new. Unpacked weight, 533g. We ship Worldwide, at cost, u... View more info

A Thousand Shall Fall

By: PEDEN, Murray

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Stoddart: 2004

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 048055

ISBN: 0773751815

Condition: As New


In what has been hailed as one of the finest war memoirs ever written, Murray Peden recounts his experiences as a bomber with 214 Squadron during World War II. 490pp, photo illustrated. An 'as new' copy - bright and clean. Unmarked. Tight, square binding with no spine creases. Beautiful copy! Weight, 741g. 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 ... View more info

People Weekly: John Lennon 1940-1980, a Tribute

By: PEOPLE MAGAZINE

Price: $7.95

Publisher: Los Angeles, CA, Time Inc.: 1980

Edition: Vol. 14, No. 25

Seller ID: 28021

Condition: About Very Good


Special issue of People magazine, a Tribute to the memory of John Lennon shortly after his assassination. Cover photo of John Lennon with Yoko. 112pp, photo illustrated, advertising. Clean front cover, no marks or labels but light creasing at spine. Weight, 190g. 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. Image available. View more info

People Weekly: April 5, 1976

By: PEOPLE WEEKLY

Price: $7.95

Publisher: Los Angeles, CA, Time Inc.: 1976

Edition: Vol. 5, No. 13

Seller ID: 054915

Condition: Good Very Good


Single issue of People Weekly, April 5, 1976. Cover features photos of the Beatles - as a group and individually. Poses the question - 'Will they sing again for $50 million?'. 78pp, photo illustrated, advertising. Clean front cover, no marks or labels. Sound stapled binding. Unpacked weight, 140g. 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. Imag... View more info

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Art: Why I Stuck with a Junkie Jazzman

By: PEPPER, Laurie

Price: $19.95

Publisher: USA, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform: 2014

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 041085

ISBN: 1494297574

Condition: As New


The book describes the author's marriage to the deeply troubled, drug-addicted, madly gifted artist - jazz musician Art Pepper [1925-1982]. xi, 370 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm. Includes index. An 'as new' copy - bright, fresh nd unmarked. Tight, square binding, no spine creases. Unpacked weight, 636g. 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 includ... View more info

Dr. Dave's Stallside Manner : More Adventures of a Country Vet

By: PERRIN, Dr. Dave

Price: $7.95

Publisher: British Columbia, Dave's Press, Limited: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 33491

ISBN: 0968794319

Condition: As New


Veterinarian David Perrin describes his practice in rural British Columbia. The animals and the people he encountered during his first year provide fodder for situations that range from the humorous to the agonizing. Follow his chaotic routine as he searches for solutions, makes mistakes, and deals with the emotional fallout of life as a country vet. 307pp, illustrated by Wendy Liddle. Bright, clean and unmarked. No marks or creases to the spine or the colorful wrappers.... View more info

The Memoir of Marco Parenti: A LIfe In Medici Florence

By: PHILLIPS, Mark

Price: $9.50

Publisher: London, Heinemann: 1989

Edition: First British Edition

Seller ID: 040820

ISBN: 0434588148

Condition: About Fine


Drawing on Parenti's recently discovered letters, diaries and "memoir", the author has concocted a portrait of this silk merchant, who lived in Florence in the mid-15th century, and the cultural and political milieu which he inhabited. xiv, 283pp. Clean, unmarked interior, pages edge slightly browned. Tight, square binding, sound hinges, no wear to the tan cloth. Unclipped dustjacket is bright, clean and unmarked. Unpacked weight, 490g. We ship Worldwide, at cost... View more info

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Picasso: The Real Family Story

By: PICASSO, Olivier Widmaier

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Munich, London Etc, Prestel Pub: 2004

Edition: First Edition in English

Seller ID: 1366

ISBN: 3791331493

Condition: Near Fine


A biography of Picasso written by his grandson. 344 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24cm. Translated from the French by Bernard Wooding, and others. Book appears about 'as new'. however, there is one small fault - there is a small lost piece at the lower corner of the ffep [blank] where it has been stuck to the dustjacket flap. Otherwise the book and the dustjacket appears unused. Unpacked weight, 872g. We use both the Canada Post and the United States Postal Serv... View more info

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The Inlet

By: PIDDINGTON, Helen

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Madeira Park, British Columbia, Canada, Harbour Pub Co: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 25259

ISBN: 1550172379

Condition: Fine


Memoir of a modern pioneer livng on Loughborough Inlet in British Columbia. 200pp, illustrated in color. Fine copy, bright and clean with an unclipped dustjacket. About 'as new'. Weight, 590g. 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 r... View more info

Marjorie Pickthall

By: PIERCE, Lorne

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Toronto, Ryerson Press: 1943

Edition: First, Limited Edition

Seller ID: 2354

Condition: VG+


Marjorie L C Pickthall [1883-1922], Canadian poet. 'The Beverley Papers - Lorne Pierce, 007'. A memorial address given at Victoria University, Toronto, April 7, 1943, in commemoration of the twenty-first anniversary of the poet's death. "Of this edition ... first published in the graduation issue of Acta Victoriana, two hundred and fifty copies only were made for the author and his friends in August, 1943." 19pp. Interior bright, clean and unmarked, quite fresh. ... View more info

E.J. Pratt: The Master Years, 1927-1964

By: PITT, David G.

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Toronto, Univ of Toronto Press: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 038983

ISBN: 0802057535

Condition: About 'As New'


Second volume of a comprehensive biography of Canadian poet, born in Newfoundland, E. J. Pratt [1882-1964]. xviii, 555pp, [18] plates of illustrations, index. Bright, clean, unmarked copy, still fresh. Tight, square binding, no wear to the black cloth. Unclipped dustjacket is similar. Unpacked weight, 1.037kg. We ship Worldwide, at cost, using both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges, at cost, without overcharging. Canadian domest... View more info

Jakobsonian Poetics and Slavic Narrative: From Pushkin to Solzhenitsyn (Sound and Meaning: The Roman Jakobson Series in Linguistics and Poetics)

By: POMORSKA, Krystyna

Price: $16.50

Publisher: Durham, NC, Duke University Press Books: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 875

ISBN: 0822312336

Condition: About 'As New'


"Krystyna Pomorska (1928-1986), a noted specialist of Slavic literature and literary theory, is best known for her pioneering work in applying Roman Jakobson's theories of poetics to prose narratives. This collection draws together and makes accessible her writings over two decades (among them articles appearing in English for the first time). She treats a wide range of Slavic literary works, including those by Pushkin, Tolstoi, Pasternak, Chekhov, and Solzhenitsyn, ... View more info

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Dickens' Fur Coat and Charlotte's Unanswered Letters: The Rows and Romances of England's Great Victorian Novelists

By: POOL, Daniel

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., HarperCollins: 1997

Edition: First Edition, Second Printing

Seller ID: 047846

ISBN: 0060183659

Condition: Almost 'As New'


The author turns his keen eye to England's great Victorian novelists themselves, to reveal the surprisingly human private side of their public genius. xvi, 282 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. Bright, clean and unmarked. Tight, square binding, no spine creases. Almost 'as new'! Weight, 443g. View more info

Below the Bridge: Memories of the South Side of St.John's (North America's Oldest City) (Canada's Atlantic folklore and folklife series)

By: PORTER, Helen

Price: $8.00

Publisher: St Johns, Nfld., Breakwater Books: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14412

ISBN: 0919948723

Condition: Good VG


'Canada's Atlantic Folklore and Folklife Series, no. 2'. 126 pages, [2] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm. Two stamps to the ffp - Okanagan Women's Calition and Presentation stamp from the Canada Council. Otherwise the book is unmarked. Tight, square binding, no wear to the cloth. The Dustjacket shows little wear. Tape marks to the foot of the spine where a label [?] removed. Not 'ex-library'. Unpacked weight, 300g. Ships via inexpensive Lettermail within Canada. View more info

The Roll Call of Honour; A New Book of Golden Deeds

By: QUILLER-COUCH, Arthur

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Thomas Nelson:

Edition: Later Edition

Seller ID: 33101

Condition: Near Fine


Acoounts of Nine 'Heroes' - written for the juvenile reader. Bolivar -- John Brown -- Abraham Lincoln -- Garibaldi -- David Livingstone -- Florence Nightingale -- Pasteur -- Gordon -- Father Damien. [9]-348 pages : illustrations ; 4pp publisher's ads at rear. 21 cm. Colour frontis and eight colour plates, artwork by W. D. Almond. Undated edition - c 1932[?]. Bright, clean, unmarked interior except for a presenttion inscription to the ffep. Tight, square binding, sound... View more info

Charles Dickens & Other Victorians

By: QUILLER-COUCH, Sir Arthur

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Cambridge, UK, Cambridge Univ Press: 1927

Edition: Pocket Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 1966

Condition: Good Very Good


Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch (1863-1944), who often published under the pen-name of 'Q', was one of the giants of early twentieth-century literature and literary criticism. A novelist and poet who was also a Professor of English, he helped to form the literary tastes of generations of literary students and scholars who came after him. Contents - 1. Dickens; 2. Thackeray; 3. The Victorian Background; 4. Disraeli; 5. Mrs Gaskell; 6. Anthony Trollope. From Lecture given at Cam... View more info