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The Spy Who Wasn't Caught: The Story of Julius Silber

By: SETH, Ronald

Price: $18.00

Publisher: London, Robert Hale: 1966

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 21207

Condition: Near Fine


Story of the German Spy who worked for British Postal Censorship during the First World War. 189pp Bright, clean, unmarked copy with a sound binding. No appreciable wear to cloth. Dustjacket is also quite bright and clean but with a little edge wear and a tear to fore-edge fold on back panel. Weight, 400g. View more info

Ernest Thompson Seton's America

By: SETON, Ernest Thompson; WILEY, Farida A.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Devon-Adair: 1954

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 32026

Condition: Fine


Selections from the writings of the artist-naturalist Ernest Thompson Seton [1860-1946]. 413 pages, illustrations by the author; 23 cm. Book is Fine - bright, clean and unmarked with a tight, square binding, no wear to the beige cloth. The price-clipped dustjacket is complete but with edge wear, and a short, closed edge tear to the bottom of the rear panel. Unpacked weight, 771g. 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 is included. Images always available. Shipped well pack... View more info

Niki Goldschmidt: A Life in Canadian Music

By: SETTERFIELD, Gwenlyn

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Downsview, Ontario, Canada, Univ of Toronto Press: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22580

ISBN: 0802048072

Condition: Fine


Life of Niki Goldschmidt, 'godfather' of music festivals in Canada. 222pp, photo illustrated. Bright, clean, unmarked copy with an unclipped dustjacket. Almost '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. Canadian GST included. Images always available. View more info

Richard III : England's Black Legend

By: SEWARD, Desmond

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Franklin Watts: 1984

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 21104

ISBN: 0531098176

Condition: Good VG


Biography of England's King Richard III [1452-1485]. 220pp, photo illustrated. Bright, clean, unmarked copy with a tight, square binding. No creases to spine but a little wear to some edges. 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 440g unpacked. Canadian domestic postal rates rise with weight, size and distance; Rates to the USA calculated by weight alone as per the USPS. World rates are based on specific destination and weight. Online estimates by the Listing Sit... View more info

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Mary Shelley

By: SEYMOUR, Miranda

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Grove Press: 2001

Edition: First American Printing

Seller ID: 1539

ISBN: 0802117023

Condition: As New


A "New York Times" Notable Book of the Year and a "Washington Post" Best Book of 2001, "Mary Shelley" [1797-1851], gracefully moves through the dramatic life of the woman behind history's most legendary monster. The Mary readers meet here, brilliantly brought to life by Seymour from previously unexplored sources, is brave, generous, and impetuous. Originally published: London : John Murray, 2000. xvi, 655 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm. An 'as new' copy - bright, fresh and unmarked in a similar, unclipped dustjacket. Unpacked weight, 1.099kg. We use both the Canada Post... View more info

Rudyard Kipling

By: SEYMOUR-SMITH, Martin

Price: $8.95

Publisher: New York, St Martins Press: 1990

Edition: First USA Printing

Seller ID: 976

ISBN: 0312039255

Condition: Fine


Biography of British author, Rudyard Kipling [1865-1936]. With a new foreword by the author. xv, 375 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm. Both book and dustjacket appear almost 'as new'. Unpacked weight, 726g. 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 ... View more info

Emily Carr

By: SHADBOLT, Doris

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Vancouver, Douglas & McIntyre: 1990

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 19436

ISBN: 0888946902

Condition: Near Fine


Life of the great Canadian painter, Emily Carr [1871-1945] in which the author reassesses the various themes of Carr's life. 240pp, profusely illustrated in color and in b&w. Bright, clean copy with a tight, square binding. Owner's details inked-outto the inside of the front wrapper. Otherwise, this copy appears 'as new'. 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's GST is included. Images always available. Shipped well packed. View more info

From Snowshoes to Politics

By: SHELFORD, Cyril

Price: $7.95

Publisher: Victoria, Orca Book Publishers: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22983

ISBN: 0920501095

Condition: Fine


Autobiography of a British Columbia pioneer and politician - Cyril Shelford. 289pp, photo illustrated. Very bright, clean and unmarked copy. Sound binding. No wear to cloth. Nearly similar dustjacket. Weight, 650g. 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, trackable and faster than regular parcels. Less will be charged if rates indicate]... View more info

The diary of Frances Lady Shelley; Volume One Only

By: SHELLEY, Lady Frances; EDGCUMBE, Richard

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Scribner's: 1912

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1695

Condition: Very Good


First volume of a two-volume set. Vol 1 covers 1787 to 1817. Interior is bright and clean. Name-date to the ffep otherwise unmarked. Tight, square binding, sound hinges.Light wear top spine edges. Wear to cloth at head of spine. Spine a little sun-darkened. vii, 406pp, illustrated, folded plate. 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 780g unpacked. Canadian domestic postal rates rise with weight, size and distance; Rates to the USA calculated by weight alone as ... View more info

Man Who Loves Giants: The Continuing Story of an Artist Among Elephants and Engines

By: SHEPHERD, David

Price: $16.00

Publisher: UK, David & Charles: 1989

Edition: Second Revised Edition

Inscription: Dedicated Author's Inscription & Signature

Seller ID: 16268

ISBN: 0715394398

Condition: Fine


In this book David Shepherd describes his full and varied life, from his early career as an aviation artist with the RAF to his encounters with African wildlife and his work on the East Somerset Railway, of which he is founder and Chairman. The book also tells of his world travels. Dedicated inscription and signature in his hand to the title page - 'To Kay / with my very best wishes /. David Shepherd'. Bright, clean and unmarked. Tight, square binding, no wear to the cloth. The unclipped dustjacket is very nearly similar. Unpacked weight, 785g. We use both the Canada Post and the United State... View more info

The Lengthening Shadow

By: SHIPLEY, H. R.

Price: $7.95

Publisher: Steinbach, MB, Carillon Press: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 050829

Condition: Near Fine


An account of English immigrants to Manitoba, circa 1913 - both in England and in Manitoba. 130 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm. OCLC Number: 15846548. Bright, clean interior. Unmarked except for a gift inscription to the ffep. Tight, square binding, no wear to the cloth. Unpacked weight 403g. View more info

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The Telephone Gambit: Chasing Alexander Graham Bell's Secret

By: SHULMAN, Seth

Price: $11.50

Publisher: USA, W. W. Norton & Company: 2008

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 24134

ISBN: 0393062066

Condition: As New


The author states that Alexander Graham Bell stole the invention of the telephone from scientist Elisha Gray. 256pp, illustrated, bibliography, index. Bright, fresh and unmarked in a similar unclipped dustjacket - 'as new'. This item weighs 411g unpacked. 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. USA postage usually $6.50 or less. Canadian postage varies considerably depending on weight and destination. Maximum postage to anywhere within C... View more info

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From Fjord to Floathouse: One Family's Journey from the Farmlands of Norway to the Coast of British Columbia

By: SIEBERT, Myrtle

Price: $8.95

Publisher: Victoria, BC, Trafford Publishing: 2002

Edition: Sixth Printing

Inscription: Author Signed Copy

Seller ID: 210

ISBN: 1553690621

Condition: About As New


An account of the Forberg family from Norway and their immigration and subsequent life in rural, coastal British Columbia. 243 p. : ill., maps, ports., geneal. tables ; 23 cm. Ships via inexpensive Canada Post Lettermail within North America, in card sleeve. From $3.00 to $6.50 depending on exact weight and location. Image available. Enquire for rates to Worldwide destinations. View more info

Ride at a Gallop

By: SILVER, Benjamin S.; SILVER, Frances Aylette

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Waco, TX, Davis Brothers: 1990

Edition: First & Limited Edition

Inscription: Dedicated Authors' Inscription & Signature

Seller ID: 22722

Condition: Fine


An account of the early days of the 11th Air Assault Division in the early 1960s - 'from horsepower to helicopter power' - the first Airmobile Division in the U. S. Army. 404pp, photo illustrated. Dedicated presentation inscription, signed by the author, to the ffep. Otherwise unmarked. Bright, clean copy, both internally and externally. Orange/red cloth boards are flawless showing no signs of wear. The dustjacket is nearly similar - very clean and bright, but with 3-4 tiny edge tears closed with acid free tape. Attractive copy almost 'as new'. We ship Worldwide, use both Canada Post and the ... View more info

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The Word Detective: Searching for the Meaning of It All at the Oxford English Dictionary

By: SIMPSON, John

Price: $13.50

Publisher: New York, Basic Books: 2016

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 047735

ISBN: 0465060692

Condition: As New


Memoir from J. A. Simpson, and his time as chief editor of the Oxford English Dictionary. 'Interspersed with mino essays on words that have caught Simpson's attention'. xvi, 364pp ; 25 cm; With index. An 'as new' copy - bright and clean, still fresh, with a tight, square binding, no wear to the boards. The unclipped dustjacket is similar. Unpacked weight, 631g. 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

Due North

By: SIMPSON, Myrtle

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Gollancz: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 050584

ISBN: 0575005858

Condition: Fine


An account of an abortive expedition from Ward Hunt Island, Canada, towards North Pole in 1969, man-hauling a sledge, by a husband and wife team. 191 pages, 16 plates illustrations, map, portraits; 22 cm. Book is bright, clean and unmarked.. Bunding is tight and square, no wear to the cloth. The unclipped dustjacket shows only some light wear to the tips and to the spine edges. Unpacked weight, 408g. 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. ... View more info

Cannibal Quest

By: SINCLAIR, Gordon

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Toronto, Doubleday, Doran & Gundy: 1933

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 34557

Condition: About Fine


Memoirs of travel to India and Asia by Canadian author, Gordon Sinclair. 300pp, frontis photo portrait, photo illustrated, drawings, endpaper maps. Bright, clean, unmarked interior. Tight, square binding, no wear to red cloth. Attractive copy. Scan available. Weight, 512g. 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, trackable and faster th... View more info

Stories of the German Artists

By: SINGER, Hans W.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1911

Edition: Later Edition in English

Seller ID: 13165

Condition: Very Good


Artists include - Martin Schongauer.--Albrecht Du¨rer.--Hans Burgkmair, Hans Baldung, and Matthias Gru¨newald.--Albrecht Altdorfer and the Nuremberg "little masters."--The two Cranachs.--The two Holbeins.--Adam Elsheimer.--Anton Raphael Mengs.--Daniel Chodowiecki.--Anton Graff. xi, 314 pages, 32 plates (8 color, including frontispiece) 21 cm.. Attractive bindiung Green cloth with elaborate gilt designs and titles to the front board; gilt titles to the spine. A little wear to the extremities of the spine. Tight, square binding. Clean interior, unmarked except for a previous owner's d... View more info

English Women

By: SITWELL, Edith

Price: $6.50

Publisher: London, Collins: 1942

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2332

Condition: Good to Very Good


A volume in the series, 'Britain in Pictures'. 47pp with 8 plates in color and 27 illustrations in b&w. Bright, clean interior. Unmarked except for a very tiny previous owner's name to the ffep. Tight, binding, sound hinges. Minor wear to edges of the boards and the usual wear to the spine. Unpacked weight, 204g. Shipping under $5.00 in Canada via Lettermail.. 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 cal... View more info

The Four Continents: Being More Discursions on Travel, Art and Life

By: SITWELL, Sir Osbert

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan: 1954

Edition: 1st Edition, 3rd Impression

Seller ID: 036159

Condition: Fine


A summary of travel during forty years in the four continents of his title - Europe, Asia, Africa and America. x, 281pp, 281 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm. Interior of the book is bright, cklean and unmarke. Binding is tight and square. The orange cloth shows no wear and has sharp corners. The unclopped dustjacket has onllllly minor defects - a mark to the top corner of the front panel where a price sticker has been removed, and, slight age-discoloration to the rear panel. Unpacked weight, 543g. We use both the Canada Post and the United States Postal Service and offer very competitive posta... View more info