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Man Who Loves Giants: The Continuing Story of an Artist Among Elephants and Engines

By: SHEPHERD, David

Price: $16.00

Publisher: UK, David & Charles: 1989

Edition: Second Revised Edition

Inscription: Dedicated Author's Inscription & Signature

Seller ID: 16268

ISBN: 0715394398

Condition: Fine


In this book David Shepherd describes his full and varied life, from his early career as an aviation artist with the RAF to his encounters with African wildlife and his work on the East Somerset Railway, of which he is founder and Chairman. The book also tells of his world travels. Dedicated inscription and signature in his hand to the title page - 'To Kay / with my very best wishes /. David Shepherd'. Bright, clean and unmarked. Tight, square binding, no wear to the cl... View more info

The Lengthening Shadow

By: SHIPLEY, H. R.

Price: $7.95

Publisher: Steinbach, MB, Carillon Press: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 050829

Condition: Near Fine


An account of English immigrants to Manitoba, circa 1913 - both in England and in Manitoba. 130 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm. OCLC Number: 15846548. Bright, clean interior. Unmarked except for a gift inscription to the ffep. Tight, square binding, no wear to the cloth. Unpacked weight 403g. View more info

Ride at a Gallop

By: SILVER, Benjamin S.; SILVER, Frances Aylette

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Waco, TX, Davis Brothers: 1990

Edition: First & Limited Edition

Inscription: Dedicated Authors' Inscription & Signature

Seller ID: 22722

Condition: Fine


An account of the early days of the 11th Air Assault Division in the early 1960s - 'from horsepower to helicopter power' - the first Airmobile Division in the U. S. Army. 404pp, photo illustrated. Dedicated presentation inscription, signed by the author, to the ffep. Otherwise unmarked. Bright, clean copy, both internally and externally. Orange/red cloth boards are flawless showing no signs of wear. The dustjacket is nearly similar - very clean and bright, but with 3-4 t... View more info

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The Word Detective: Searching for the Meaning of It All at the Oxford English Dictionary

By: SIMPSON, John

Price: $13.50

Publisher: New York, Basic Books: 2016

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 047735

ISBN: 0465060692

Condition: As New


Memoir from J. A. Simpson, and his time as chief editor of the Oxford English Dictionary. 'Interspersed with mino essays on words that have caught Simpson's attention'. xvi, 364pp ; 25 cm; With index. An 'as new' copy - bright and clean, still fresh, with a tight, square binding, no wear to the boards. The unclipped dustjacket is similar. Unpacked weight, 631g. We use both the Canada Post and the United States Postal Service and offer very competitive postal charges - ba... View more info

English Women

By: SITWELL, Edith

Price: $6.50

Publisher: London, Collins: 1942

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2332

Condition: Good to Very Good


A volume in the series, 'Britain in Pictures'. 47pp with 8 plates in color and 27 illustrations in b&w. Bright, clean interior. Unmarked except for a very tiny previous owner's name to the ffep. Tight, binding, sound hinges. Minor wear to edges of the boards and the usual wear to the spine. Unpacked weight, 204g. Shipping under $5.00 in Canada via Lettermail.. We ship Worldwide, at cost, using both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal cha... View more info

Youngblood of the Peace: the authorized biography of Father Emile Jungbluth, OMI

By: SMITH MATHESON, Shirlee Smith

Price: $13.50

Publisher: Edmonton, Lone Pinbe Publishing: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Author Signed Copy

Seller ID: 09284

ISBN: 1550590332

Condition: VG+


Biography of Father Emile Jugbluth, a missionary with the Indian people in the Peace River District of northern British Columbia. 247 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. Bright, clean, unmarked interior. Unmarked except for a previous owner's details to the ffep. Tight, square binding, no spine creases. Almosy 'as new'. Externally, the wrappers are bright and glossy. Weight, 442g. We ship Worldwide, at cost, using both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal c... View more info

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Rasputin: Faith, Power, and the Twilight of the Romanovs

By: SMITH, Douglas

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 2016

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 24394

ISBN: 0374240841

Condition: Fine


"On the centenary of the death of Rasputin comes a definitive biography that will dramatically change our understanding of this fascinating figure. A hundred years after his murder, Rasputin continues to excite the popular imagination as the personification of evil. . ." xx, 817 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm. This is an 'as new' copy - bright, fresh and unmarked in an unclipped dustjacket. Thick and quite heavy weighing 1.204kg. We use both Canada Post and... View more info

Loving Letters from Ogden Nash : A Family Album (Vol. 1)

By: SMITH, Linell Nash (editor)

Price: $9.50

Publisher: Boston, Little Brown & Company: 1990

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 20483

ISBN: 0316598356

Condition: Near Fine


A selection of letters from American poet, Ogden Nash, to members of his family. 357pp, photo illustrated.Bright, clean copy with a sound binding and a similar dustjacket. Remainder mark to bottom edge. 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 750g unpacked. Canadian domestic postal rates rise with weight, size and distance; Rates to the USA ... View more info

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Wanted Man: The Forgotten Story of an American Outlaw

By: SPARGO, Tasmin

Price: $9.95

Publisher: New York, Bloomsbury USA: 2004

Edition: First USA Printing

Seller ID: 2734

ISBN: 1582342288

Condition: As New


One September night in 1892 the Wild West went east. A masked man boarded the American Express Special train as it sped through New York State and single-handedly stole a fortune. His name was Oliver Curtis Perry, and he instantly became the country's most wanted man. 240 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm. Bright, clean, unmarked interior, quite fresh. Tight, square binding, no wear to the boards. The unclipped dustjacket is similar. 'As New'. Unpacked weight, 534g. We... View more info

Chilcotin Holiday

By: St. PIERRE, Paul H.

Price: $6.50

Publisher: Vancouver, Douglas & McIntyre: 1995

Edition: Seventh Printing of 1984

Seller ID: 052220

ISBN: 0888944179

Condition: Almost 'As New'


A collection of St. Pierre's Vancouver Sun columns written during the 1960's and 70's. They portray men and women of the Chilcotin. 165 pages. There is a name in ink to the half-title page otherwise the book appears 'as new'. We ship Worldwide, use both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges based on our actual costs, without overcharging. Unpacked weight 232g. Qualifies for inexpensive Lettermail rates within Canada. Other Canadian... View more info

Looking Back at the Cariboo-Chilcotin with Irene Stangoe

By: STANGOE, Irene

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Surrey, B. C,., Heritage House Pub Co Ltd: 2005

Edition: First Edition, Second Printing

Seller ID: 34403

ISBN: 1895811252

Condition: As New


Frontier and Pioneer Life in British Columbia's Cariboo-Chilcotin region. 157 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm. An 'as new' copy - bright, fresh and unmarked. Unpacked weight, 219g. Ships within North America, in card sleeve, for $4.50-$6.50 depending on location. Overseas - shipping at cost. Image available. View more info

The Songwriters

By: STAVEACRE, Tony

Price: $9.95

Publisher: London, British Broadcasting Corporation: 1980

Seller ID: 17851

ISBN: 0563176385

Condition: Near Fine


History, criticism, biography. Includes - Leslie Stuart: 'The lily of laguna'. Lionel Monckton: 'Arcady is ever young'. Noel Coward: 'Poor little rich girl'. Ray Noble: 'Goodnight sweetheart'. Ivor Novello: 'We'll gather lilacs'. Lionel Bart: 'Fings ain't wot they used t'be'. John Lennon and Paul McCartney: 'A hard days's night'. Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber: 'Heaven on their minds'. 191 pages : illustrations, facsimile, portraits ; 24 cm. Bright, clean, unmarked int... View more info

Emily, Wife of PFT

By: STCYR-TOMPKINS, C. J.

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Vernon, BC, Author Published: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 32848

Condition: About Fine


Biography of an English, pioneer immigrant to British Columbia on the ocassion of her 100th birthday. 161pp, photo illustrated. Bright, clean, unmarked copy, almost 'as new'. Weight, 250g. Ships within North America, in card sleeve, for $4.00-$6.50 depending on location. Overseas - shipping at cost. Image available. View more info

My Life with the Eskimo

By: STEFANSSON, Vilhjalmur; ANDERSON, Rudolf Martin

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Macmillan: 1922

Edition: Later Edition of 1913

Seller ID: 040059

Condition: Fine


"Between 1906 and 1918, anthropologist and explorer Vilhjalmur Stefansson went on three long expeditions to the Alaskan and Canadian Arctic. For supplies he relied heavily on local resources, and he adopted the Eskimo way of living, thus successfully demonstrating his theory that the rigors of existence in the Arctic are much reduced by the use of such techniques. "Report on natural history collections of the expedition, by Rudolf Martin Anderson": pages 436-... View more info

Homer Stevens: A Life in Fishing

By: STEVENS, Homer; KNIGHT, Rolf

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Madeira Park, British Columbia, Canada, Harbour Pub Co: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22299

ISBN: 1550170708

Condition: Fine


Autobiography of British Columbia's Homer Stevens, who spent 50 years in the fishing industry both as a fisherman and as a labor leader in the United Fishermen and Allied Worker's Union. 255pp, photo illustrated. Bright, clean, unmarked copy, about 'as new'. Weight, 550g. 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. I... View more info

Gaugin

By: STEVENSON, Lesley; GAUGIN, Paul

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Bison Group: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 043650

ISBN: 0861246039

Condition: VG+


History, description, criticism of the life and work of artist Paul Gaugin [1848-1903]. Contain 90 large-format full-color plates combining well-known works with those rarely seen. 176 pages : illustrations (mostly color), portraits ; 37 cm. Includes index. Interior is bright, clean and unmarked, binding tight and square, No wear to the cloth but a couple of mild indents are present. The unclipped dustjacket is similar. Very large, heavy book weighing, 1.62pkg pre-packin... View more info

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Past to Present: A Reporter's Story Of War, Spies, People, And Politics

By: STEVENSON, William

Price: $14.00

Publisher: USA, Lyons Press: 2012

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 633

ISBN: 0762773707

Condition: Fine


William Stevenson may be best known for his friendship with and books about another William Stephenson, otherwise known as Intrepid, whose spy network and secret diplomacy changed the course of history. Originally published in 1976, A Man Called Intrepid sold over 2 million copies and quickly became a New York Timesbestseller. However, readers will be just as fascinated by his life's story and adventures. vii, 264 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm. Book is about 'as new', th... View more info

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Letters of a Woman Homesteader

By: STEWART, Elinpre Pruitt

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin: 1982

Edition: Ninth PB Printing

Seller ID: 052463

ISBN: 0395321379

Condition: Good VG


First-person account of life on the American frontier. Elinore Stewart took to homesteading at Burt Fork, Wyoming in 1909. First published in 1914. Foreword by Gretel Ehrlich. 281 p. : illustrated. ; 20 cm. Clean copy. Unmarked interior except for a gift inscription to the htp by, we believe, a descendent of the author. Tight, square binding, single spine crease. Unpacked weight, 310g. We ship Worldwide, at cost, using both Canada Post and the United States Postal Servi... View more info

Arrow through the Heart: The Life and Times of Crawford Gordon and the Avro Arrow

By: STEWART, Greig

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Canada, McGraw-Hill Ryerson: 1998

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 041730

ISBN: 0075601028

Condition: As New


Biography of Crawford Gordon one-time president of Avro Canada at the time of the ill-fated Avro Arrrow project. xvii, 216 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm. Bright, clean and unmarked, pages white and fresh. Tight, square binding, no wear to the boards. Unclipped dustjacket is very nearly similar with just a hint of top edge wear. Weight, 560g. View more info

God's Galloping Girl: The Peace River Diaries of Monica Storrs, 1929-1931

By: STORRS, Monica

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Vancouver, University of British Columbia Press: 1984

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 17364

ISBN: 0-7748-0110-7

Condition: VG+


Diaries of Monica Storr who embarked on a wilderness life in the depressed thirties amidst the hardships of British Columbia's Peace River Country. Edited by W. L. Morton with Vera K. Fast. Preface by R. D. Symons. 307pp, photo illustrated. Bright, clean, unmarked copy. No ownership marks. Sound binding, light spine creases. We ship Worldwide, use both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges based on our actual costs, without overchar... View more info