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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

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Heisenberg's War: The Secret History of the German Bomb

By: POWERS, Thomas

Price: $12.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Little Brown & Co (P): 1994

Edition: First Paperback Printing

Seller ID: 08931

ISBN: 0316716235

Condition: Almost 'As New'


Story of German physicist, Werner Heisenberg, who the author believes 'killed' the development of the Atom Bomb in WWII Germany. Originally published: New York : Knopf, 1993. xi, 607 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. Bright, clean, unmarked copy, excepting a remainder mark to the bottom edge. Fresh interior. Tight, square binding, no spine creases. Almost 'as new'. Thick and heavy weighing 790g. Plesae check for internal Canadian postal rates. USA rates as shown. 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

On the Drumhead; a selection from the writing of Mike Quin

By: QUIN, Mike

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Pacific Publishing Foundation, San Francisco, 1948:

Seller ID: 4136


A Memorial Volume, edited with a biographical sketch by Harry Carlisle and illus by Bits Hayden. 1st printing, wraps, large 8vo, 6.5"x9.5", 244pp, illus. Binding tight, interior clean, browning at page edges. Corners of covers a little worn and curl ing slightly. Spine not creased or cracked. About VG 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 ... View more info

Radio's First Voice;: The Story of Reginald Fessenden

By: RABY, Ormond

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Toronto, Canadian Communications Foundation: 2001

Edition: Second Printing of 1970

Inscription: Presentation Copy from the Author

Seller ID: 16372

ISBN: 0969094817

Condition: As New


Life and work of Reginald Aubrey Fessenden (1866 - 1932) Canadian-born inventor, who did a majority of his work in the United States and also claimed U.S. citizenship through his American-born father. During his life he received hundreds of patents in various fields, most notably ones related to radio and sonar. Fessenden is best known for his pioneering work developing radio technology, including the foundations of amplitude modulation (AM) radio. His achievements incl... View more info

Bernard Heinze: A Biography

By: RADIC, Therese

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Melbourne, Macmillan Co. of Australia: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21653

ISBN: 0333414497

Condition: Fine


Biography of Australia's Sir Bernard Heinze, musician, conductor and composer. 260pp, photo illustrated. Bright, clean, unmarked copy with a sound binding and a nearly similar dustjacket, unclipped. Weight, 600g. 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 p... View more info

CKLKG 'Thirty'; December 22, 1972

By: RADIO CKLG

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Vancouver, B. C., Radio Station CKLG: 1972

Edition: Vol 8, No 52

Seller ID: 054283

Condition: Good Very Good


Rolled poster. Issued by Radio Station CKLG in Vancouver B. C. Lists Top 30 Songs/Singles in Vancouver for December of 1972. Also, at foot of Poster, a list of the Top 10 Albums in Vancouver. On the back is an image from the Album by 'Bread' - 'Guitar Man' of birds feeding from a hand with CKLD logo below. Bright, clean copy, nearly Fine. No folds or cfeases. Must be shipped rolled. View more info

Everett Series

By: RANCE, Alistair

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Vernon, B. C., Vernon Public Art Gallery: 2012

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 052531

ISBN: 1927407036

Condition: As New


Catalogue for an Exhibition of the work of Okanagan artist & painter, Alistair Rance, for a show at the Vernon Public Art Gallery, August 2 to October 11 in 2012. 'An exploration of non-objective abstract painting'. Editor and author of an Introduction, Lubos Culen. 52pp, illustrated with full-page colour plates. An 'as new' copy - bright, fresh and unmarked. We ship Worldwide, use both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges based on... View more info

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Winston Churchill Reporting: Adventures of a Young War Correspondent

By: READ, Simon

Price: $13.50

Publisher: USA, Da Capo Press: 2015

Edition: First Edtion, First Printing

Seller ID: 21378

ISBN: 0306823810

Condition: As New


Combat, cigars, and whiskey-from the jungles of Cuba and the mountains of the Northwest Frontier, to the banks of the Nile and the plains of South Africa, comes this action-packed tale of Winston Churchill's adventures as a war correspondent in the Age of Empire. ix, 309pp. photo plates. Book is 'as new' - brihht, fresh and unmarked. Unclipped dustjacket is nearly similar with just some minor creasing to the bottom edge of the rear panel. Unpacked weight, 523g. We ship ... View more info

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The Life and the Adventures of a Haunted Convict

By: REED, Austin

Price: $8.50

Publisher: New York, Random House: 2016

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 25669

ISBN: 0812997093

Condition: As New


The Life and the Adventures of a Haunted Convict is a rare and original autobiography, a first-person account of a young black man's life as an indentured servant, a juvenile delinquent, and a prisoner in New York State in the mid-nineteenth century. By Austin Reed ; edited and with an introduction by Caleb Smith ; foreword by David W. Blight and Robert B. Stepto. lxx, 270pp, illustrated. An 'as new' copy - bright, fresh and unmarked in a similar, unclipped dustjacket. U... View more info

How the Mounties got their Own Man

By: REED, Donn

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Glassville, N.B., Brook Farm Books: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10999

ISBN: 091976102X

Condition: About Fine


True story of one man's courageous struggle for justice within the RCMP - Al Thiel an RCMP Office at McBride, British Columbia. 107 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm. Bright, clean injterior, unmarked. Tight, square binding, faint spine creases. An 'almost as new copy'. Scare title. Unpacked weight, 142g. Postage under $5.00 within Canada; $5.00 to the USA, more overseas. We mail at cost. Image available. View more info

Confessions of a Small Town Sailor

By: REEDER, Barrie

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Edmonton, AB, Pusser Publications: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Author Inscribed Copy

Seller ID: 26939

ISBN: 0978127609

Condition: About D


Autobiography of the author's career in the Royal Canadian Navy in the late 1950s and early 1960s. 200pp, illustrated. Inscribed in the author's hand to his Aunt Helen, on the title page. Bright, clean and otherwise unmarked. Tight, square binding, no spine creases. Bright, glossy, unmarked wrappers. Unpacked weight, 294g. We ship Worldwide, at cost, using both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges, at cost, without overcharging. Can... View more info

In Those Days : the Reedman Family Story

By: REEDMAN, Isabelle

Price: $20.00

Publisher: British Columbia, Author Published:

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Author Signed

Seller ID: 2276

Condition: Near Fine


An account of a family, originally from England, who settled in British Columbia's Shuswap. OCLC Number: 606363623. 111pp, photo illustrated. Signed 'Best Wishes / Isabelle' at the foot of the POreface. Bright, clean, unmarked copy. Tight, square binding. Unpacked weight, 186g. Eligible for inexpensive Canada Post Lettermail rates within Canada, slightly more to the USA and other Countries. View more info

Remembering Reinhold Niebuhr: Letters of Reinhold and Ursula M. Niebuhr

By: REINHOLD, Niebuhr; Reinhold, uRSULA

Price: $15.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Harper: 1991

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 046910

ISBN: 0060662344


These letters provide a unique look at the life and times of one of the most original religious and political minds America has ever produced. Karl Paul Reinhold Niebuhr was an American Reformed theologian, ethicist, commentator on politics and public affairs, and professor at Union Theological Seminary for more than 30 years. xv, 432 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. An 'as new' copy - bright, cklean and fresh in a similar, unclipped dustjacket. Unpacked weight, 800g. We ship Worldwid... View more info

The Dunsmuir Saga

By: REKSTEN, Terry

Price: $8.95

Publisher: Vancouver, Douglas & MacIntyre: 1991

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 08256

ISBN: 0-88894-742-9

Condition: Fine


Story of three generation of Vancouver Island's legendary Dunsmuir family. Ropbert Dunsmuir was at one time the richest man in British Columbia from an Empire based on coal and on railways. Newspaper extracts of relevance, laid-in. 290pp, photo illustrated. About 'as new' copy. 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 660g. We use both the Can... View more info

Double Cross: The Inside Story of James A. Richardson and Canadian Airways

By: RENDER, Shirley

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Vancouver, Douglas & McIntyre: 1999

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 036732

ISBN: 1550547224

Condition: Almost 'As New'


Story of Canadian Airways and its founder, James A. Richardson, Canada's largest airline in the 1930s. Foreword by Max Ward. 333pp, illustrated. Bright, clean copy. Tiny ink gift inswcription to ffep otherwise unmarkedd and almost 'as new'. Fine, unclipped dustjacket. Weight, 660g. 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 Oversea... View more info

Gunboat 658 : the Story of the Operations of a Motor Gunboat in the Mediterranean from the Fall of Tunisia until the German Surrender

By: REYNOLDS, Leonard Charles

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, William Kimber: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2256

Condition: Good to Very Good


The story of the operations of a Royal Navy motor gunboat in the Mediterranean from the fall of Tunisia until the German surrender. 246pp, photo plates, endpaper maps, [10pp publisher's ads at rear]. Interior of the book is clean and unmarked, pages bright white. Binding is tight and square, hinges sound. Blue cloth is faded with minor staining, gilt titles to spine also faded. Minor wear to the cloth. Interior is VG+ - exterior is Good. We ship Worldwide, use both Canad... View more info

Big Jim Ryan

By: REYNOLDS, Reginald

Price: $7.95

Publisher: Victoria, Orca Book Publishers: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Presentation Copy from the Author

Seller ID: 19194

ISBN: 0920501052

Condition: Near Fine


'Forty years in Victoria as seen through the life and lens of the Capital City's premier news photographer'. 144pp, photo illustrated. Bright, clean copy, almost 'as new'. Unpacked weight, 290g. Eligible for inexpensive Canada Post Lettermail rates within Canada, slightly more to the USA and other Countries. View more info

Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton: the secret agent who made the pilgrimage to Mecca, discovered the Kama Sutra, and brought the Arabian Nights to the West

By: RICE, Edward

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Scribner's, New York [1990]: 1990

Edition: Book Club Edition

Seller ID: 3374

Condition: Fine


Fascinating biography of the great Victoria Explorer, Scholar, Author, Scientist, Soldier and Secret Agent. Book Club edition. 8vo, 522pp, photo illustrated. Hardcover with Dustjacket. Book is tight and clean, still fresh. Dustjacker shows a minor amount of edge wear. Unpacked weight, 944g. 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... View more info