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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

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A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains (Stanfords Travel Classics)

By: BIRD, Isabella

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Oxford, UK, John Beaufoy Publishing: 2009

Edition: Reprint of 1879

Seller ID: 046313

ISBN: 1906780080

Condition: Near Fine


Gives a description of life in Colorado Territory at a time when it was only notionally under the control of the American authorities, having been brutally seized from the Indians. This book tells of magnificent unspoiled landscapes, of small remote townships, of the author's encounters with rattlesnakes, wolves, and pumas and grizzly bears. A volume in 'Stanfords Travel Classics'. Originally published: 1879. iv, 174 pages ; 21.5 cm. Bright, clean, unmarked copy. Tight, square binding, no spine creases. Slight surface wear to the covers. Ships via inexpensive Canada Post Lettermail within Nort... View more info

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American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer

By: BIRD, Kai; SHERWIN, Martin J.

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, Vintage Books: 2006

Edition: Sixth Printing This Edition

Seller ID: 037375

ISBN: 0375726268

Condition: As New


Definitive biography of Julius Robert Oppenheimer, 1904-1967, was an American theoretical physicist and professor of physics at the University of California, Berkeley. Sometimes known as the 'Father of the Atomib Bomb'. Originally published: New York : Knopf, 2005. Awards: Winner of Pulitzer Prize (Biography) 2006. xiii, 721 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm. An 'as new' copy - bright, fresh and unmarked. Tight, square binding, no spine creases and showing no marks or wear to the card covers. We use both the Canada Post and the United States Postal Service and offer very competitive postal charge... 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

70 Years Next to Paradise

By: BLACKWELL, Alan

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Ootsa Lke, B. C., Alan Blackwell / Power Line Productions: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Author Signed & Dated

Seller ID: 25017

ISBN: 1550565907

Condition: About As New


Autobiography of a British Columbia Pioneer from Ootsa Lake who saw action with the 'Devil's Brigade ' in WWII and later worked as a logger, farmer, guide-outfitter and placer miner. Signed and dated by the author on the Dedicxation page. 150pp, photo illustrated. A bright, clean, unmarked copy about 'as new'. Unpacked weight, 362g. This book may qualify for inexpensive, Canada Post lettermail rates. 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

Herblock's Here and Now

By: BLOCK, Herbert

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster: 1955

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 23725

Condition: Good Very Good


Book by Herb Block, the brilliant political cartoonist and satirist. Signed by Block on the ffep. 30.000 words of text and 250 cartoons on 280pp. Book is bright and clean, binding is tight and square. Only minimal wear to cloth at tips. Dustjacket has two lost pieces, one at top edge of front panel, the other at the top edge of the rear panel. Weight, 500g. 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

A Penguin in the Eyrie; An R.A.F. Diary, 1939-1945,

By: BOLITHO, Hector

Price: $9.95

Publisher: London, Hutchinson: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 285

Condition: VG+


A memoir of WWII by Hector Bolitho, a New Zealand author, novelist and biographer. During World War II he joined the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (RAFVR) as an intelligence officer with the rank of squadron leader and later as editor of the Coastal Command Intelligence Review. x, 254 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm. Interior if the book is bright and clean. Unmarked except for a name/date in ink to the ffep. Tight, square binding, no wear to the blue cloth. Unpacked weight, 475g. We use both the Canada Post and the United States Postal Service and offer very competitive postal charges - bas... 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

A Gentleman Adventurer: The Arctic Diaries of R.H.G. Bonnycastle

By: BONNYCASTLE, Richard H. G.

Price: $8.50

Publisher: Canada, Lester & Orpen Dennys: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 25472

ISBN: 0886190746

Condition: Fine


Account of the author's experience in Northern Canada as an employee of the Hudson's Bay Company between 1928 and 1931. Edited and compiled by Heather Robertson. 217, [1] pages, [1] leaf of plates : illustrations ; 27 cm. Interior is bright, clean and unmarked, quite fresh. Binding is tight nd square and there is no wear to the cloth. The unclipped dustjacket is similar. Weight, 795g. 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... 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

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Wilderness Dreams

By: BOUDREAU, Jack

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Prince George, BC, Caitlin Press: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 038568

ISBN: 1894759001

Condition: As New


The pioneer life of the Bowden family in British Columbia's Cariboo region. 159pp, photo illustrated. Bright, fresh, unmarked copy, absolutely 'as new'. Weight, 274g. 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

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Mountains, Campfires & Memories

By: BOUDREAU, Jack

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Madeira Park, British Columbia, Canada, Caitlin Press: 2003

Edition: First Edition, Second Printing

Seller ID: 28344

ISBN: 0920576958

Condition: As New


Stories of pioneers and the backwoods of British Columbia. The author's third book. 254pp, photo illustrated. Mint copy, 'as new'. Weight, 444g. 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