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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

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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

Crusoe of Lonesome Lake

By: STOWE, Leland

Price: $29.50

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1957

Edition: Twelfth Printing of First Editiion

Seller ID: 06232

Condition: Near Fine


Story of a man with a passion for leading life in his own way; story of Ralph Edwards' pioneering life in the wild interior of Northern British Columbia. 234pp, endpaper maps. Book is very clean and bright with a firm, tight binding. Unmarked. Dustjacket has price clip and top edge chips but is generally clean. Weight, 496g. View more info

Eminent Victorians: Cardinal Manning, Florence Nightingale, Dr. Arnold, General Gordon

By: STRACHEY, Giles Lytton

Price: $9.95

Publisher: London, Collins: 1970

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 2349

Condition: About Fine


'Vivid, polished and unusually causticportraits of four eminent Victorians. With and Introduction by Noel Annan. A volume in 'Collis Classics', No 648. 288pp, frontis portrait. Book is bright, clean and junmarked with a tight, square binding, no wear to the cloth. Unclipped dustjacket is also clean and bright with a wee bit of wear to the top of the spine. Unpacked weight, 281g We ship Worldwide, at cost, using both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and ... View more info

Within the Fringe: An Autobiography

By: STUART, James [Viscount Stuart of Findhorn]

Price: $7.95

Publisher: London, Bodley Head: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20501

Condition: Good VG


Autobiography of Viscount Stuart of Findhorn, British politician, Cabinet Minister, Chief Whip for Churchill [1941-1951], Soldier, and Socialite. 188pp, photo illustrated. Bright, clean copy with a sound binding. Gift inscription to ffep. Virtually no wear to cloth. Dustjacket, unclipped, has a little edge wear, tiny chips etc. We ship Worldwide, use both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges based on our actual costs, without overc... View more info

Sutcliffe Chronicles

By: SUTCLIFFE, Iva I.; LAIDLAW, Edna

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Canada, Author Published: 1994

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 20359

ISBN: 1550562827

Condition: Fine


History of the Sutcliffe Family and allied Families, mainly in Canada. Allied families include - Tate, Mullins, Hartley and others. 128pp, family photos. There are a small number of relevant notes & additions in ink in this copy. Otherwise, the book is bright and clean with a sound binding. No wear to the dark brown faux leather or the bright gilt titles and family crest. Unpacked weight, 412g. Ships within Canada at low, Lettermail rates. View more info

No need for Drums

By: SUTHERLAND, Florence Letts: BELL, Lorna

Price: $9.50

Publisher: Fort Vermilion, AB, Lilybell Books: 1990

Edition: First Printing

Inscription: Author Signed Copy

Seller ID: 038603

ISBN: 0889259100

Condition: Near Fine


Autobiography of the author with considerable local history of Fort Vermilion and area, in Alberta. 194pp, photo illustrated. Bright, clean interior. Small ink name to top margin of tp otherwise unmarked. Tight, square binding. Bright, glossy, unmarked wrappers giving the book a near new appearance. No spine creases. Weight, 352g. We ship Worldwide, at cost, using both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges, at cost, without overcharg... View more info

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Stephen Spender: A Literary Life

By: SUTHERLAND, John

Price: $14.95

Publisher: USA, Oxford University Press: 2005

Edition: First American Printing

Seller ID: 2442

ISBN: 0195178165

Condition: As New


Biography of the English poet, novelist and essayist Sir Stephen Spender, 1909-1995. 627pp, photo illustrated. An 'as new' copy - bright, clean and unmarked, quite fresh, in a nearly similar, unclipped dustjacket showing a 'smidgin' of wear to the head of the spine. npacked weight, 1.098kg 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 wi... View more info

The Crippled Tree : China : Biography, History, Autobiography

By: SUYIN, Han

Price: $9.00

Publisher: London, United Kingdom, Jonathan Cape Limited: 1965

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 20003

Condition: VG+


Autobiographical account of the author and her family during the years 1885 and 1928. 461pp, photo illustrated, map. Clean interior, bright, white pages. Small gift inscription to the top margin of the verso of the htp. Tight, square binding, no wear to the bright, red cloth. The price-clipped dustjacket shows light surface rubbing, a little edge wear and wear to the extremities of the spine. Unpacked weight, 675g. We use both the Canada Post and the United States Postal... View more info

Cossack Gold: The secret of the white army Treasure

By: SVIDINE, Nicholas

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown: 1975

Edition: First English Language Edition

Seller ID: 2732

ISBN: 0316823309

Condition: Almost 'As New'


Memoir of "the son of a great Cossack family unquestionably loyal to the Czar [Nicholas II]," who was forced to flee Russia during the Revolution. In exile, he eventually found himself "summoned by General Pokrovsky to Burgas, a Bulgarian port on the Black Sea. Pokrovsky, as director of White Army military affairs behind the lines, had been charged with gathering all the deposits of both state and private banks as well as the contents of private estates whose... View more info

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River of Time: A Memoir of Vietnam

By: SWAIN, Jon

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: 1997

Edition: First USA Printing

Seller ID: 629

ISBN: 0312169892

Condition: Fine


'A haunting memoir of Love and War in IndoChina abd its tragic conflicts'. From the British writer of 'The Killing Fields'. xiv, 281 pages ; 22 cm. Bright, clean ijnterior. Tight, square binding, no wear to the boards. The unclipped dustjacket is similar. Unpacked weight, 469g. 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 with weight, size and d... View more info

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John Newton (Men of Faith)

By: SWIFT, Catherine

Price: $6.00

Publisher: USA, Bethany House Pub: 1994

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 2368

ISBN: 1556613059

Condition: VG+


"John Newton (1725-1807) was a British sailor whose life of sin took him to the western coast of Africa, where he became a virtual slave before getting involved in the African slave trade. His dramatic conversion during a violent storm in the North Atlantic, however, did not end his involvement with slave trading. It would be six years before he gave up his career as a sea captain and went on to become an Anglican clergyman. Dissatisfied with the hymns of the day, Ne... View more info

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The King Whisperers: Power Behind the Throne, from Rasputin to Rove

By: SWINT, Kerwin

Price: $13.50

Publisher: New York, Union Square Press: 2011

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 25260

ISBN: 1402772017

Condition: As New


Discusses some of the most powerful and influential advisors in world history who proved to be shrewd, aggressive, and often, as merciless as the ruler they served from the Babylonians to the modern era. Throughout history, behind so many de facto rulers, there can often be found a shadowy puppet-master pulling the strings. vii, 328 pages ; 24 cm. An 'as new' copy - bright, fresh and unmarked in a similar, unclipped dustjacket. Unpacked weight, 638g. We use both the Cana... View more info

Cornelii Taciti de Vita Agricolae

By: TACITUS, Cornelius; FURNEAUX, H.; ANDERSON, J. G. C.; HAVERFIELD, F.

Price: $9.50

Publisher: Oxford, Clarendon Press: 1961

Edition: 2nd Edition, Rev. and Rewritten

Seller ID: 32552

Condition: VG+


Work by the Roman historian Tacitus, written c. AD 98, which recounts the life of his father-in-law Gnaeus Julius Agricola, an eminent Roman General and Governor of Britain from AD 77/78 - 83/84. Edited by H. Furneaux... revised and largely rewritten by John George Clark Anderson. With contributions by the late Prof. F. Haverfield. First issued in 1922 in this version. lxxxvii, 194pp : illustrations. Translated from the Latin with copious notes. Book is bright, clean an... View more info

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Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong

By: TEACHOUT, Terry

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 2009

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 31476

ISBN: 0151010897

Condition: Fine


Louis Armstrong was the greatest jazz musician of the twentieth century and a giant of modern American culture. He knocked the Beatles off the top of the charts, wrote the finest of all jazz autobiographies and created collages that have been compared to the art of Romare Bearden. This title presents an account of Armstrong's life. Originally published: London: JR, 2009. xx, [1], 475pp, illustrated. Book is bright,m clean and unmarked - near new. Unclipped dustjacket is ... View more info

From Rags to Riches : Horatio Alger, Jr., and The American Dream

By: TEBBEL, John

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Macmillan: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1360

Condition: About Fine


A biography of Horatio Alger, 1832-1899. Alger's own life was so unlike his heroes that the public would have been shocked to know about it. Offers insights into the man and his writings, the America he lived in (1834-1899), and the curious phenomenon he helped give voice to--the American dream. vi, 245 pages : illustrations, portrait ; 21 cm. Book is bright, clean and unmarked with a tight, square binding, sound hinges, and with no wear to the cloth. The price-clipped ... View more info