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The Ship That Would Not Die

By: BECTON, F. Julien [Rear-Admiral]

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NJ, Prentice Hall Inc.: 1980

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 34321

ISBN: 0138089981

Condition: Fine


This book tells the story of the USS LAFFEY and the men who served on her during the Second World War. The book tells the story from the perspective of her commanding officer, Julian Becton, and covers the period from the ship's commissioning in 1943 till its de-commissioning in 1975. By F. Julian Becton with Joseph Morschauser III. viii, 288 p., [8] leaves of plates. : ill. ; 24 cm.Book is bright, clean and unmarked with a tight, square binding, no wear to the bright blue, faux-leather cloth binding. The unclipped dustjacket is also bright and clean showing just a little edge wear to the rea... View more info

Final Edition

By: BENSON, E. F.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, D. Appleton-Century Company: 1940

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21731

Condition: About Very Good


Autobiography of writer E. F. Benson [1867-1940]. 304pp, photo portrait frontis. Bright, clean, unmarked interior. Sound binding, no wear to hinges. Minor wear to edges of blue cloth. Weight, 670g. 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 specific destination and weight. Online estimates by the Listing Site may not be correct and either additi... View more info

None of it came easy : the story of James Garfield Gardiner

By: BENSON, Nathaniel A.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Toronto, Burns & MacEachern: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by the Subject

Seller ID: 1138

Condition: Near Fine


Autobiography of James Garfield "Jimmy" Gardiner, PC [1883-1962], Canadian farmer, educator, and politician. He served as the fourth Premier of Saskatchewan, and as a minister in the Canadian Cabinet. Foreword by Burton T. Richardson. Signed by Gardiner on the ffep. 272pp, photo illustrated [1] poem by Louis Blake Duff. Interior is bright, clean and unmarked. Binding is tight and square, no wear to the bright, clean, black cloth. The unclipped dustjacket is missing small pieces here and there. Unpacked weight, 476g. We ship Worldwide, at cost, using both Canada Post and the United S... View more info

Hans Thoma Aus Achtzig Lebensjahren

By: BERINGER, Jos. Aug.

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Leipzig, V. Hase & Koehler: 1929

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21436

Condition: About Fine


Biography of german painter, Hans Thoma [1839-1924]. German language text. 347pp, illustrated. Bright, clean copy with a sound binding. Unmarked except for a gift inscription to verso of ffep. Attractive cloth boards with decoration & titles to spine. No wear to cloth. Dustjacket is clean but with edge wear and a few chips. Weight, 700g. 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 ... View more info

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I Married the Klondike

By: BERTON, Laura Beatrice

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Canada, Lost Moose/ Harbour Publishing: 2009

Edition: Fourth Printing This Edition

Seller ID: 2074

ISBN: 1550173332

Condition: As New


'Fascinating memoir of an independent woman who headed to the Klondike and stayed for 25 years'. Foreword by Pierre Berton. Preface by Robert Service. Originally published: McClelland & Stewart, 1954. 231 pages ; 21 cm. An 'as new' copy - bright, fresh and unmarked. Unpacked weight, 278g. 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 specific de... View more info

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Prisoners of the North

By: BERTON, Pierre

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Canada, Doubleday Canada, Limited: 2004

Edition: First Editon, First Printing

Seller ID: 10253

ISBN: 0385660464

Condition: Fine


The five 'prisoners' of the Arctic were Joe Boyle, a wealthy gold prospector; Vihjalmur Stefansson, who claimed to discover a tribe of blond Eskimos; Lady Jane Franklin, widow of famed explorer Sir John Franklin; John Hornby, whose obsessive quest for adventure took him to the Arctic's Barren Ground; and poet Robert Service. Their adventures read almost like fiction. All were loners, and obsessed by the North. 328 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm. Book is 'as new'; Unclipped dustjacket is very nearly so. Unpacked weight, 692g. We use both the Canada Post and the United States Postal Service... View more info

Worth Repeating: A literary resurrection 1948-1994

By: BERTON, Pierre

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Doubleday Canada: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 33718

ISBN: 038525721X

Condition: As New


'A collection of miscellany of many of Pierre Berton's most sparkling pieces brings back lost treasures from years as a journalist covering Canada and the world'. Foreword by Geoff Pevere. xvi, 301pp. An 'as new' copy bright, fresh, unmarked. Tight, square binding, no wear to the boards. Similar, unclipped dustjacket. Unpacked weight, 474g. 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

An Irish Saint : The Life Story of Ann Preston ("Holy Ann")

By: BINGHAM, Helen E.

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Toronto, William Briggs: 1907

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1917

Condition: Good


Life of Ann Preston, 1810-1906, Irish born Methodist who emmigrated to Canada. 155 pages, photo illustrated, 19 cm. Interior off the book is clean and unmarked. Binding is tight and square, sound, uncracked hinges. Brown cloth, however is mottled and lightly stained though with only minor wear. Interior is VG+ - Cloth only Good. Weight, 261g. Lettermail applies. View more info

Peter Skene Ogden : Fur Trader

By: BINNS, Archie

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Portland, Binfords & Mort: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 041037

Condition: VG+


Biography of Peter Skene Ogden [1790-1854], trader, trapper, explorer, diplomat, patriarch, and a Chief Factor of the Hudson's Bay Company at Fort Vancouver on the Columbia river. OCLC Number: 1830803. x, 363 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps, ports. ; 23 cm. Bright, clean interior, bright white pages. Unmarked except for ownership notesto thehalf-title page. Price-clipped dustjacket shows light wear to edges and spine. Unpacked weight, 726g. We use both the Canada Post and the United States Postal Service and offer very competitive postal charges - based on actual costs, no overcharging. Ca... View more info

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The Legendary Betty Frank: The Cariboo's Alpine Queen

By: BIRCHWATER, Sage; FRANK, Betty

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Halfmoon Bay, BC, Caitlin Press: 2011

Edition: First Printing

Inscription: Author Signed Copy

Seller ID: 33500

ISBN: 189475963X

Condition: Fine


Biography of British Columbia's Betty Frank - outdoorswoman, hunter, guide, trapper, dog musher etc. in B. C.'s Cariboo region. Betty Frank, as told to Sage Birchwater. 256 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 23 cm. Book is bright, clean and about 'as new'. Signed by Betty Frank on the ffep. However, there is a small gift note to the ffep and a tiny label to the tp. Weight, 384g. 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. Images alwa... View more info

My Seventy Years

By: BLACK, Mrs. George and PRICE, Elizabeth Bailey

Price: $50.00

Publisher: London, Thomas Nelson & Sons: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20530

Condition: Very Good


Autobiography of Yukon Pioneer and early Woman Member of Parliament in Canada, Mrs. George Black.317pp, photo illustrated. Bright, clean, unmarked interior. Ffep cleanly removed. Sound Binding. Some general wear to green cloth boards. Dustjacket is generally clean but with some discoloration to bottom 2" of spine. Very minor edge wear. 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 650g unpacked. Canadian domestic postal rates rise with weight, size and distance; Rate... View more info

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Time Lord : The Remarkable Canadian Who Missed his Train and Changed the World

By: BLAISE, Clark

Price: $7.95

Publisher: Canada, Knopf: 2000

Edition: First Canadian Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 2390

ISBN: 0676972527

Condition: As New


"This is the biography of an idea, and the remarkable story of the man who created -and then convinced the world to adopt -a unified standard for telling time. Today we take the accurate telling of time across the world for granted. Yet little more than a hundred years ago, people even in neighbouring towns lived by different time schedules: noon was simply whenever the sun happened to be overhead -Toronto time, for example, was different from Hamilton time some forty miles away. None of this mattered when people travelled in the slow style that had been the norm for generations. But then,... View more info

Lord William Russell and His Wife, 1815-1846

By: BLAKISTON, Georgiana

Price: $17.50

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21997

ISBN: 0719522420

Condition: VG+


Largely hitherto unpublished letters and diaries of the Russell Family, 1815-1846. 566pp, photo illustrated. Bright, clean unmarked copy with a sound binding. No appreciable wear to cloth. Unclipped dusjacket is also bright and clean with minor wear to head of spine. Weight, 1kg [unpacked]. 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 specific des... View more info

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Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human

By: BLOOM, Harold

Price: $20.00

Publisher: USA, Riverhead Hardcover: 1998

Edition: First Edition, Fifth Printing

Seller ID: 11394

ISBN: 1573221201

Condition: As New


Harold Bloom, the doyen of American literary critics and author of 'The Western Canon', has spent a professional lifetime reading, writing about, and teaching Shakespeare. In this magisterial interpretation, Bloom explains Shakespeare's genius in a radical and provocative re-reading of the plays. xxii, 745 p. ; 24 cm. An 'as new' copy - bright, clean and unmarked, quite fresh. Unclipped dustjacket is similar. Heavy book weihghing 1.224kg prior to packeing. We ship Worldwide, at cost, using both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges, at cost, without overcha... View more info

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The Floor of Heaven: A True Tale of the Last Frontier and the Yukon Gold Rush

By: BLUM, Howard

Price: $9.95

Publisher: New York, Broadway Books: 2012

Edition: First Paperback Printing

Seller ID: 28897

ISBN: 0307461734

Condition: About 'As New'


Three men - Charles A Siringo; Jefferson Randolph Smith; George W Carmack - from vastly different backgrounds attempt to strike it rich in the Yukon gold rush at the end of the nineteenth century, unaware of the danger and despair they will face in their quest for gold. Howard Blum brings up two interesting facts which are integral to this book. One, the Yukon gold rush came as a final hurrah for the displaced heroes of the Wild West. And two, it occurred while the United States was in the grip of a devastating economic depression. x, 420 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm. A 'near new' copy... View more info

Patton : the Man Behind the Legend 1885-1945

By: BLUMENSON, Martin

Price: $9.95

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 1986

Edition: First British Printing

Seller ID: 962

ISBN: 0224028650

Condition: Fine


A re-creation of the life and career of this army general that uses liberal quotes from Patton and his family. An incisive study of General George Patton probes the sensitivity, emotionality, and insecurities that were concealed behind the public facade of a macho military man and that also produced one of the world's greatest generals. 224 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm. Bright, clean copy with an unmarked interior. Tight, square binding, no wear to the cloth. The price-clipped dustjacket is similar. Unpacked weight, 511g. We use both the Canada Post and the United States Postal Service and o... View more info

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The Bolivarian Revolution (Revolutions)

By: BOLIVAR, Simon

Price: $9.95

Publisher: London, Verso: 2009

Edition: First Verso Printing

Seller ID: 040753

ISBN: 1844673812

Condition: Near Fine


The Venezuelan revolutionary Simon Bolivar [1783-1830], also known as El Libertador, sought to lead Latin America to independence from the Spanish in the early nineteenth century. This book presents an introduction to Bolivar's writings and legacy, explaining why Bolivar continues to inspire. Translated from the Spanish. Introduced by Hugo Chavez. xxxiii, 170pp. An 'as new' copy except for a light, almost invisible, vertical crease to the rear wrapper. Unpacked weight, 227g. Ships within North America, in card sleeve, for $3.50-$5.50 depending on location. Overseas - shipping at cost. Image a... View more info

The Hero of Brittany : the Story of Bertrand du Guesclin, Constable of France and of Castile

By: BONNECHOSE, Emile De

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London & New York, Griffith and Farran; E. P. Dutton:

Edition: Later Edition

Seller ID: 23786

Condition: Good VG


Translated from the French by Margaret S. Jeune. 158pp, frontis illustration in b&w, 15pp Publisher's Catalog at back - E. P. Duttn, New York. Undated, cira 1870s. Chocolate brown cloth with flower design to front, silver highlights, gilt titles. Same to spine. Flower design to back panel. One small 'dig' to the top edge of the rear panel, otherwise a clean, unmarked and soild copy. Unpacked weight, 218g. View more info

The Life of Samuel Johnson: Two Volumes in One

By: BOSWELL, James

Price: $13.50

Publisher: London, Dent: 1978

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 22027

ISBN: 0460000012

Condition: Near Fine


The great classic biography of Dr. Johnson [1709-1784] by his friend, James Boswell [1740-1795]. First published in 1791. Everyman's Library 1. Introduction by John Wain; Index by Alan Dent. Two volumes in One - xxxv, 638pp + 646pp. Interuor is very clean, pages bright white. Gift inscription tothe ffep otherwise unmarked. Tight, square binding, no wear to the cloth. Unclipped dustjacket shows some minor rubbing and a little edge wear. Unpacked weight, 722g. We ship Worldwide, at cost, using both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges, at cost, without ov... View more info

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Crazy Man's Creek

By: BOUDREAU, Jack

Price: $8.50

Publisher: Prince George, B. C., Caitlin Press Inc.: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 29293

ISBN: 0920576710

Condition: Near New


Long recognized as some of the roughest bush in British Columbia, it was home to many trappers and hunters who travelled the Fraser River and the Grand Trunk Railway to lose themselves in the bush. xii, 196 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 22 cm. Includes index. THis appears appera 'as new' except for a previous owner's details to the htp. Rest of book is bright, fresh and unmarked. Tight, square binding, no spine creases. Unpacked weight, 301g. View more info