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Permanent way through the Khyber

By: BAYLEY, Victor

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, Jarrolds: 1939

Edition: Second [?] Edition

Seller ID: 043785

Condition: About Fine


'The Beacon Library, no. 13'. Originally published in 1934. An account of building the railway through the Khyber Pass. Plus, the author's account of living amongst the Pathans and the turbulent warriors of the Noth-West Frontier for many years. 223 pages, [8] leaves of plates ; 22 cm. Book is bright, clean and unmarked with a tight binding. Sound hinges. No wear to the cloth. The unclipped dustjacket is very clean nd quite bright but with edge wear and short, closed edge-tears View more info

The Work of Christopher Wren

By: BEAD, Geoffrey

Price: $9.95

Publisher: London, Bloomsbury Books: 1987

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 047441

ISBN: 0906223792

Condition: Fine


Sir Christopher Wren 1632-1723, English anatomist, astronomer, geometer, and mathematician-physicist, as well as one of the most highly acclaimed English architects in history. Reprint. Originally published: Edinburgh : J. Bartholomew, 1982. 238 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm. A fine copy in a similar, unclipped dustjacket. Unpacked weight, 883g. 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's GST is included. Images always available. Shipped well packed. View more info

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

Marie Treschow; en Livsskisse

By: BERGGRAV, Eivind

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Oslow, Forlaget Land og Kirke: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 041708

Condition: Fine


Biography of Marie Treschow, a Scandinavian noble, and aunt of one of Norway's richest women, Mille-Marie Treschow, was paralyzed in a diving accident in 1933 but became a renowned benefactor in the arts and education. Text in Norwegian. 136pp, photo illustrated. book is bright and clean. Unmarked except for a small name in ink to the htp. Tight, binding, sound hinges, no wear to the cloth. The dustjacket is complete with minor soiling and little edge wear Unpacked weight, 325g. We use both the Canada Post and the United States Postal Service and offer very competitive postal charges - based ... 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

True Canadian Heroes in the Air

By: BISHOP, William Arthur

Price: $8.95

Publisher: Toronto, ON, Canada, Key Porter Books: 2008

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 046729

ISBN: 1552678679

Condition: About 'As New'


Written by Arthur Bishop, son of Billy Bishop ; foreword by Lieut.-General F.R. Sutherland. Originally published as 'Courage in the Air'. xii, 307 p. : ill., ports. ; 23 cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. Bright, clean, unmarked copy. Tight, square binding, no spine creases. Almost 'as new'. Weight, 450g, We use both the Canada Post and the United States Postal Service and offer very competitive postal charges - based on actual costs, no overcharging. Images always available. Shipped well packed. [Maximum postage to anywhere within Canada is now approx US$15.00- up to 5kg tota... 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

Kenojuak

By: BLODGETT, Jean; KENJOUAK

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Toronto, Firefly Books: 1985

Edition: New Edition

Seller ID: 31267

ISBN: 0920668313

Condition: Fine


'Kenojuak' is a tribute honouring the life and work of one of the world's most celebrated and prolific Eskimo artists. Originally published in 1981, as a limited edition of 275, this book was never before available to the general public. We are proud to present a new edition of this magnificent book-a visually stunning and richly documented history of an important Canadian artist - Kenoujak [1927-2013]. 252 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 x 28 cm. Bright, clean, unmarked interior. Tight, square binding, sound hinges, no wearto the cloth. The unclipped dustjacket is nearly similar show... 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