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Captain's Papers; a Log of Whaling and Other Sea Experiences

By: WEST, Captain Ellsworth Luce; MAYHEW, Eleanor Ransom

Price: $13.95

Publisher: Barre, MASS, Barre Publishers: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 09783

Condition: Fine


Memoir of a seafaring life - Captain Ellsworth Luce West as told to Eleanor Ransom Mayhew. viii, 172 pages illustrations, map; 24 cm. A very bright, clean copy, unmarked. Tight binding, no wear to the cloth. Price-clipped dustjacket is veary nearly similar. Unpacked weight, 500g. 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

The Truth About Hollis: An Investigation

By: WEST, W. J.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London, Duckworth: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21292

ISBN: 0715622862

Condition: Near Fine


The author links Sir Roger Hollis, Director-General of MI5, to Communism and Communist agents. 230pp, photo illustrated. Bright, clean, unmarked copy with a sound binding and a similar, unclipped dustjacket. Weight, 550g. View more info

Spymaster; The Betrayal of MI5

By: WEST, William John

Price: $8.95

Publisher: New York, Wynwood Press: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14701

ISBN: 0922066329

Condition: VG+


A corroboration of Peter Wright's espionage allegations against Sir Roger Hollis in the controversial study "Spycatcher" provides new evidence and information that links Hollis, the Director General of MI5, with accusations against him being a Soviet mole. 320 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm. Book is bright, clean and unmarked. Old bookplate to the ffep. Tight,m square binding, sound hinges. Unclipped dustjacket is similar except that the spine is sun-faded. Unpacked weight, 660g. We ship Worldwide, at cost, using both Canada Post and the United States Postal Servic... View more info

Van Gogh

By: WHELDON, Keith

Price: $14.00

Publisher: London, Bison Books: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12969

ISBN: 0-88665-595-5

Condition: Fine


Fresh insight into one of the world's great painters, Vincent Van Gogh. 192pp, illustrated in Color and in b&w. Near new copy, bright and fresh. Oversize, overweight book. View more info

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Pierre-Auguste Renoir

By: WHITE, Barbara Ehrlich

Price: $19.50

Publisher: New York, Harry N. Abrams Inc: 1988

Edition: Later Edition

Seller ID: 12959

ISBN: 0-8109-8088-6

Condition: Fine


Beautifully illustrated, oversize art book in the high-quality tradition of the Abrams company. 311pp, profusely illustrated in color and in b&w. Very heavy book: extra shipping should be allowed. Bright, fresh book with a sound binding and a similar dustjacket. Virtually 'as new'. Weight, 3kg. Maximum shipping in Canada would be C$17.00. View more info

The Accidental Airline: Spilsbury's QCA

By: WHITE, Howard and SPILSBURY, Jim

Price: $8.50

Publisher: Madeira Park, Harbour Publishing: 1988

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 20449

ISBN: 0920080979

Condition: Almost Fine


The story of how an itinerant radio repairman accidentally started Queen Charlotte Airlines, Canada's largest bush flying outfit. 238pp, photo illus, diagrams, endpaper maps. Near Fine copy. Owner`s details to top margin of the half-title page, otherwise unmarked. Mint copy - bright and fresh. 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 590g unpacked. Canadian domestic postal rates rise with weight, size and distance; Rates to the USA calculated by weight alone as pe... View more info

The Last Battle: Montgomery's Campaign April-May 1945

By: WHITING, Charles

Price: $11.00

Publisher: United Kingdom, Crowood Press: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 041433

ISBN: 1852232528

Condition: Fine


A study of Field Marshall Montgomery and the last six weeks of World War II in Europe. [192] p. : ill. ; 24 cm. Bright, clean, unmarked copy. Tight, square binding with no wear to the cloth. Unclipped dustjacket is very nearly similar. Weight, 640g. 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

Skookum Jim : Native and Non-native Stories and Views about his Life and Times and the Klondike Gold Rush

By: WILKIE, Rab; SKOOKUM JIM FRIENDSHIP CENTRE

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Whitehorse, YT, YT Heritage Branch: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 041185

Condition: About Fine


'Keish', legally James Mason, best known by his nickname Skookum Jim Mason [1855-1916], was a member of the Tagish First Nation in what became the Yukon Territory of Canada. Credited with making the gold discovery at Discovery Claim that led to the Klondike Gold Rush. xiv, 229pp, photo illustrated, index. Prepared for Heritage Branch, Department of Tourism, Government of the Yukon by Rab Wilkie and the Skookum Jim Friendship Centre. A bright, clean, unmarked copy - about 'as new'. Displays an ISBN Number that appears incorrect. We ship Worldwide, use both Canada Post and the United States Po... View more info

Gau, Volk, and Reich: Friedrich Rainer and the Paradox of Austrian National Socialism

By: WILLIAMNS, Maurice

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Germany, Verlag des Geschichtsvereines fu¨r Ka¨rnten: 2005

Edition: Firsted

Inscription: Dedicated Authors' Inscription & Signature

Seller ID: 041031

ISBN: 3854541074

Condition: As New


Friedrich Rainer’s political careet offers a storybook example of the progress made by a young, ambitious, intelligent man who played his part in making the National Socialist system work. In his book, Professor Maurice Williams reconstructs the rise of a young man from the provinces to the highest echelons of Hitler’s Germany. . . A volume in the 'Archiv für vaterländische Geschichte und Topographie, 91'. Bd.Editors, Ulfried Burz and Claudia Fra¨ss-Ehrfeld. 311 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm. Dedicated presentation copy in the hand of, and signed by the author to the ffep. Boo... View more info

Between the Lights

By: WILLIAMS, Ada

Price: $8.95

Publisher: London, J. M. Dent: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20983

Condition: Good VG


Childhood reminiscences of life in England's West Country. Book is clean and bright. Old signature to ffep, otherwise unmarked. Minor wear to cloth at extremities. Dustjacket, in a ew brodart, is clean but with several small pieces missing - to extremities of spine and to top edge of back panel. 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 480g unpacked. Canadian domestic postal rates rise with weight, size and distance; Rates to the USA calculated by weight alone as p... View more info

The Diary of Mary Louise Pickering-Thomson

By: WILLIAMSON, Norman - Editor

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Winnipeg, MB, N. J. Williamson: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 29233

ISBN: 0919213650

Condition: VG+


Scarce book! A diary kept from 1893 to 1967 by a girl / woman from Portage La Prairie, Manitoba. 185 pages, [1] leaf of plates : portraits ; 28 cm. A bright, clean, unmarked copy. Sound binding. Slight sun-fading to part of the front wrapper, otherwise Fine. Unpacked weight, 513g. View more info

Wilderness Journey: Reliving the Adventures of Canada's Voyageurs

By: WILSON, Ian & Sally

Price: $12.00

Publisher: West Vancouver, B. C., Gordon Soules Book Pub: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by both Authors

Seller ID: 1106

ISBN: 0919574742

Condition: As New


For one year, Ian and Sally Wilson travelled 3000 km by canoe and dog team, following the trading routes of Canada's voyageurs. Signed by both authors on the half-title page. 246 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 22 cm. Includes index. Text and photographs by Ian & Sally Wilson. An 'as new' copy - bright, fresh and unmarked. Unpacked weight, 364g. Ships within North America for $4.50-$6.50. More Overseas. View more info

May I talk to John Howard? : The Story of J.D. Hobden, a Friend to Prisoners

By: WILTON, Jean B.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Vancouver, Author Published: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Author Inscribed & Signed Copy

Seller ID: 15100

Condition: Fine


Prison reformers with particular reference to British Columbia sndd rev J. D. Hobden, founder of the John Howard society of British Columbia. By Jean B. Wilton ; [Forewords by J. Alex Edmison and Mervyn Davis ; artist, Michael J. Evans]. 241 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 21 cm. Long dedication and signature in the hand of the author, to the ffep. Otherwise unmarked. Very bright and clean with a tight, square binding. No wear to the maroon boards. Unpacked weight, 393g. View more info

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The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary

By: WINCHESTER, Simon

Price: $9.95

Publisher: New York, HarperCollins: 1998

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 039092

ISBN: 0060175966

Condition: Near Fine


A story of the making of the Oxford English Dictionary and of two major contributors - Professor James Murrsy, the editor, and Dr. William Chester Minor, a mad, criminal cobtributor. 242pp, illustrated, illustrated endpapers. Bright, clean copy. Gift inscription to the front endpaper but the body of text is unmarked. Tight, square binding, no wear to the boards. Price-clipped dustjacket, Unpacked weight, 412g. View more info

Wisconsin Cranberry Growers : Centennial Heritage Book

By: Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Black River Falls, WI, Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22458

Condition: Fine


History of the Wisconsin Cranberry Growers Asssociation and their many employers and employees over the years. iv, 315 pages : illustrations ; 32 cm. OCLC Number: 21196981. Internally very bright, still fresh and unmarked. Tight, square binding. No wear to the cranberry red faux leather binding, Gil stamped titles and 4.25" medallion of a cranberry worker are very bright and fresh. An about 'as new' copy. Heavy book weighing, 1.678kg. We use both the Canada Post and the United States Postal Service and offer very competitive postal charges - based on actual costs, no overcharging. Canadia... View more info

Beijing confidential : a tale of comrades lost and Found

By: WONG, Jan

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Canada, Doubleday Canada: 2007

Edition: CHINA TRAVEL BEIJING AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Inscription: Author Signed

Seller ID: 29647

ISBN: 0616445717

Condition: About 'As New'


In the early 70s, Canadian Jan Wong was studying at Beijing University when a young stranger, Yin Luoyi, asked for help in getting to the United States. Wong, then a starry-eyed Maoist, immediately reported Yin to the authorities. Thirty-three years on, Wong revisits the Chinese capital to begin her search for the person who has haunted her conscience; to apologize, to somehow make amends, and at the very least, to discover whether Yin survived. 320pp, maps. Signed by the author on the title page. Bright, clean, unmarked copy. Tight, square binding, no wear to the red cloth. Unclipped dustj... View more info

Gabriel Dumont: The Metis Chief and His Lost World

By: WOODCOCK, George

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Edmonton, Hurtig Publishers: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 07162

ISBN: 0888300956

Condition: About Fine


Biography of the Canadian Metis Leader from Saskatchewan, a central figure in the Rebellion of 1885. 256pp, photo illustrated, endpaper maps. Book is bright, clean and unmarked. Tight square binding, no wear to the cloth. The price-clipped dustjacket shows minor edge wear, no tears or chips. Unpacked weight, 495g. 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 always available. View more info

Florence Nightingale 1820-1910

By: WOODHAM-SMITH, Cecil

Price: $9.95

Publisher: London, Constable: 1950

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2235

Condition: VG+


Classic biography of Florence Nightingale, 1820-1910, English social reformer and statistician, and the founder of modern nursing. vii, 615pp, illustrated. Bright, clean, unmarked interior, pages bright white. Tight, square binding, sound hinges. Slight wear to blue cloth at edges of spine.. Silver ink titles to spine are bright. 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 816g unpacked. Canadian domestic postal rates rise with weight, size and distance; Rates to the... View more info

Oliver Cromwell

By: WOOLRYCH, Austin

Price: $12.00

Publisher: UK, Oxford University Press: 1968

Edition: Canadian Reprint of 1964

Seller ID: 2391

Condition: Good Very Good


One of the celebrated 'Clarendon Biographies'. 64pp, illustrated. Bright, clean copy, unmarked. Tight, sound binding. Very minor wearto the boards at some edges. Eligible for inexpensive Canada Post Lettermail rates within Canada, slightly more to the USA and other Countries. View more info

They Call Me Gump

By: WORSLEY, Lorne; MORIARTY, Tim

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead & Co.: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 883

ISBN: 0396070299

Condition: VG+


Biography of celebrated NHL Hockey Goaltender, Lorne 'Gump' Worsley [1929-2007]. "An Associated Features book." xii, 176 pages, 8 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm. Interior of book is bright, clean and unmarked, pages bright white. Binding is tight and square, hinges sound. Emerald green cloth is bright and sghows no wear, but, with a little discoloration to the fore-edges. Sharp corners. The price-clipped dustjacket is bright and clean but with some light edge wear. Unpacked weight, 390g. We use both the Canada Post and the United States Postal Service and offer ... View more info