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Joe Louis: 50 Years an American Hero

By: BARROW, Joe Louis Jr.; MUNDER, Barbara

Price: $9.95

Publisher: New York, McGraw-Hill: 1988

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 604

ISBN: 0070039550

Condition: Fine


In this oral biography, Joe Louis Barrow, Jr., weaves a compelling account of his father's life and times with recollections from the people who knew him best: siblings and former wives, boyhood friends, trainers, opponents (including Max Schmeling and Billy Conn), sportswriters, and others. Foreword by Arthur Ashe, Jr. xvii, 270 p. : [16] p. foto's. ; 24 cm. Bright, clean, unmarked copy, bright, white pages. Nearly similar, unclipped dustjacket. Unpacked weight, 608g. We ship Worldwide, at cost, using both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges, at cost, w... View more info

Bartlett's Canada : a Pre-Confederation Journey.

By: BARTLETT, William Henry

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2259

Condition: Fine


Book contains reproductions of all the Canadian engravings of William Henry Bartlett. Introduction by Henry C. Campbell, texts by Janice Tyrwhitt. 191 pages (chiefly illustrations) map ; 32.5 cm. Bright, clean, unmarked interior. Tight, square binding. Black cloth shows no wear. UNclipped dustjacket shows minor edge wear and a single, short closed tear. Unpacked weight, 1.282kg. 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

Peking to Paris; a Journey across Two Continents in 1907

By: BARZINI, Luigi

Price: $29.95

Publisher: New York, Library Press: 1973

Edition: First American Printing - 1973-1972

Seller ID: 1629

ISBN: 0912050268

Condition: About Fine


The translation of L.P. de Castelvecchio [published in 1907 under title Pekin to Paris] has been somewhat edited and revised. xxiv, 308 pages, illustrated, endpaper maps. Interior of the bookis bright, clean and unmarked. The partial remains of a small address label is found at the top margin of the fpde. Binding is tight and square, hinges sound, no wear to the blue cloth. The unclipped dustjacket is also bright and cleam shpwing mild top edge wear and a short, 2cm closed tear to the fpot of the spine at the rear panel. Attractive copy. Unpacked weight, 726g. We use both the Canada Post and... View more info

Leuchtende Spur : das Leben Ricarda Huchs

By: BAUM, Marie

Price: $8.95

Publisher: Tubingen, R. Wunderlich: 1950

Edition: 12-17 Tausend of First Edition

Seller ID: 20854

Condition: About Fine


Biography of German historian, novelist, poet and intellectual, Ricarda Huchs [1864-1947]. 519pp, photo illustrated. Interior is clean and unmarked, slight browing to the pages. Tight, square binding, no wear to the cloth. Unclipped dustjacket shows some edge wear, but is generally clean and unmarked. 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 740g unpacked. Canadian domestic postal rates rise with weight, size and distance; Rates to the USA calculated by weight alon... View more info

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

Is There Life on Earth: An Introduction to Gurdjieff

By: BENNETT, John G.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Stonehill: 1973

Edition: Reprint of 1949

Seller ID: 239

ISBN: 0883730081

Condition: VG+


Slightly revises lectures originally delivered at Denison House, London, October 1949, under title: 'Gurdjieff, the man and his work'. George Ivanovich Gurdjieff, 1866-1949, was a mystic, philosopher, spiritual teacher, and composer of Armenian and Greek descent, born in Alexandrapol, Armenia. 162pp, [5], illust. Interior is bright, clean and unmarked. Binding is tight and square, blue wrappers and clean nd without wear. Dustjacket shows some minor edge wear; front panel is a little soiled. Ships via inexpensive Canada Post Lettermail within North America, in card sleeve. From $3.00 to $6.50 ... 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

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Lindbergh

By: BERG, A. Scott

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, G. P. Putnam`s: 1998

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 280

ISBN: 0399144498

Condition: As New


Lindbergh captured the imagination of a postwar generation hungry for heroes, and cemented a position of fame and admiration for the young pilot from Minnesota in the collective American imagination. The book wone the Pulitzer Prize for Biography in 1999.628pp : photos., portraits. Includes index. An 'as new' copy - bright, clean and unmarked, still fresh in a similar, unclipped dustjacket. A heavy book wighing 1.077 pre-packing. 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 av... 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

Tank Rider: Into the Reich with the Red Army

By: BESSONOV, Evgeni

Price: $9.95

Publisher: London, Greenhill Books: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 726

ISBN: 1853675547

Condition: 'As new''


Offering the memoirs of a Russian tank rider, this work also presents the defeat of Germany from the perspective of the Red Army. This is Evgeni Bessonov's memoir revealing what it was like to fight on the Eastern Front. There he played a key part in the struggle between the Germans and Allies, and witnessed the collapse of the Third Reich. Translated from the Russian by Bair Irincheev. 254 pages, 16 pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm. Includes index. Book is 'as new' - bright, clean and unmarked. Dustjacket, with publisher's catalog on the inside, shows a little top edg... View more info

Summoned by Bells

By: BETJEMAN, John

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1969

Edition: ENGLISH POETRY VERSE

Seller ID: 748

ISBN: 0719500990

Condition: Fine


This verse autobiography relates the story of the author's younger days set against the places and buildings that were significant in his youth - Highgate, Cornwall, Chelsea, Marlborough, Oxford quads, churches and railway stations. 111pp, illustrations by Michael Tree. Interior is bright, clean and unmarked, paper resembling hand-laid paper with chain-lines. Tight, square binding, sound hinges. Green cloth is flawless, no wear. The price-clipped, laminated dustjacket shows some curling at the edges and sun faded spine. We use both the Canada Post and the United States Postal Service and offe... 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

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Lost City of the Incas; The Story of Machu Picchu and its Buildr

By: BINGHAM, Hiram

Price: $8.00

Publisher: London, Phoenix Press: 2003

Edition: First Phoenix Edition

Seller ID: 27686

ISBN: 1842125850

Condition: About Fine


Hiram Bingham III was an American academic, explorer and politician. He made public the existence of the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu in 1911 with the guidance of local indigenous farmers. With an Introduction by Hugh Thomson. li, 286 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 20 cm. 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 total weight, boxed, insured, ... View more info