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Letters of a Woman Homesteader

By: STEWART, Elinpre Pruitt

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin: 1982

Edition: Ninth PB Printing

Seller ID: 052463

ISBN: 0395321379

Condition: Good VG


First-person account of life on the American frontier. Elinore Stewart took to homesteading at Burt Fork, Wyoming in 1909. First published in 1914. Foreword by Gretel Ehrlich. 281 p. : illustrated. ; 20 cm. Clean copy. Unmarked interior except for a gift inscription to the htp by, we believe, a descendent of the author. Tight, square binding, single spine crease. Unpacked weight, 310g. 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 distan... View more info

Bethune

By: STEWART, Roderick

Price: $7.95

Publisher: Toronto, New Press: 1974

Edition: First Edition, Second Printing

Seller ID: 28315

ISBN: 088701914

Condition: About Fine


Betune was a Canadian Doctor who went to fight fascism in the Spanish Civil War in the 1930's, and who became a hero of the Chinese Revolution in the 1940's. 210pp, photo illustrated, maps. Very clean, tight copy, no wear to the cloth. Dustjacket is not clipped but shows some rubbing and has a closed tear to the bottom corner of the rear panel. Unpacked weight, 522g We use both the Canada Post and the United States Postal Service and offer very competitive postal charges - based on actual costs, no overcharging. This item weighs 524g. Canadian domestic postal rates rise with weight, size and... View more info

God's Galloping Girl: The Peace River Diaries of Monica Storrs, 1929-1931

By: STORRS, Monica

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Vancouver, University of British Columbia Press: 1984

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 17364

ISBN: 0-7748-0110-7

Condition: VG+


Diaries of Monica Storr who embarked on a wilderness life in the depressed thirties amidst the hardships of British Columbia's Peace River Country. Edited by W. L. Morton with Vera K. Fast. Preface by R. D. Symons. 307pp, photo illustrated. Bright, clean, unmarked copy. No ownership marks. Sound binding, light spine creases. 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 613g unpacked. Canadian domestic postal rates rise with weight, size and distance; Rates to the USA c... View more info

Eminent Victorians: Cardinal Manning, Florence Nightingale, Dr. Arnold, General Gordon

By: STRACHEY, Giles Lytton

Price: $9.95

Publisher: London, Collins: 1970

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 2349

Condition: About Fine


'Vivid, polished and unusually causticportraits of four eminent Victorians. With and Introduction by Noel Annan. A volume in 'Collis Classics', No 648. 288pp, frontis portrait. Book is bright, clean and junmarked with a tight, square binding, no wear to the cloth. Unclipped dustjacket is also clean and bright with a wee bit of wear to the top of the spine. Unpacked weight, 281g 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; Rate... View more info

On Coasts of Eternity: Jack Hodgins' fictional Universe

By: STRUTHERS, J. R. - EDITOR

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Lantzville, B. C., Oolichan Books: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24126

ISBN: 0889821569

Condition: Almost 'As New'


Story of Canadian author Jack Hodgins education, perseverance and maturation as an artist and of his ever-renewing delight in the world of the senses and the world of the spirit. 246 pages ; 23 cm. Bright, clean interior, unmarked. Tight, square binding, no spine creases. Only the slightest signs of 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 390g unpacked. Canadian domestic postal rates rise with weight, size and distance; Rates to the USA calculated by weigh... View more info

Within the Fringe: An Autobiography

By: STUART, James [Viscount Stuart of Findhorn]

Price: $7.95

Publisher: London, Bodley Head: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20501

Condition: Good VG


Autobiography of Viscount Stuart of Findhorn, British politician, Cabinet Minister, Chief Whip for Churchill [1941-1951], Soldier, and Socialite. 188pp, photo illustrated. Bright, clean copy with a sound binding. Gift inscription to ffep. Virtually no wear to cloth. Dustjacket, unclipped, has a little edge wear, tiny chips etc. 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 380g unpacked. Canadian domestic postal rates rise with weight, size and distance; Rates to the US... View more info

In the Shadow of the Cutbanks: A Story of Growing up in Prince George

By: SUGDEN, Jessie Bond

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Prince George, B. C., Fraser-Fort George Museum Society: 1986

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 14395

ISBN: 0920191029

Condition: Fine


Autobiographical account of growing up in the Prince George area of British Columbiafrom the 1920s on. 44 p., [19] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm. An 'as new' copy - brright, fresh and unmarked with a sound, stapled binding. Unpacked weight, 168g. 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

Official and Confidential: The Secret Life of J. Edgar Hoover

By: SUMMERS, Anthony

Price: $9.95

Publisher: U.S.A., Putnam's: 1993

Edition: 11th Printing

Seller ID: 23046

ISBN: 0399138005

Condition: About Fine


'In this ground-breaking, at times shocking biography, J. Edgar Hoover, the man who ruled over the FBI for nearly fifty years, emerges definitively as one of the greatest menaces of our times'. 528 pages, 16 pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm. Bright, clean, unmarked copy, still reasonably fresh. Tight, square binding, no wear to the boards. The unclipped dustjacket is nearly similar. Weight, 928g. 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 packe... View more info

Sutcliffe Chronicles

By: SUTCLIFFE, Iva I.; LAIDLAW, Edna

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Canada, Author Published: 1994

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 20359

ISBN: 1550562827

Condition: Fine


History of the Sutcliffe Family and allied Families, mainly in Canada. Allied families include - Tate, Mullins, Hartley and others. 128pp, family photos. There are a small number of relevant notes & additions in ink in this copy. Otherwise, the book is bright and clean with a sound binding. No wear to the dark brown faux leather or the bright gilt titles and family crest. Unpacked weight, 412g. Ships within Canada at low, Lettermail rates. View more info

No need for Drums

By: SUTHERLAND, Florence Letts: BELL, Lorna

Price: $9.50

Publisher: Fort Vermilion, AB, Lilybell Books: 1990

Edition: First Printing

Inscription: Author Signed Copy

Seller ID: 038603

ISBN: 0889259100

Condition: Near Fine


Autobiography of the author with considerable local history of Fort Vermilion and area, in Alberta. 194pp, photo illustrated. Bright, clean interior. Small ink name to top margin of tp otherwise unmarked. Tight, square binding. Bright, glossy, unmarked wrappers giving the book a near new appearance. No spine creases. Weight, 352g. 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 t... View more info

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Stephen Spender: A Literary Life

By: SUTHERLAND, John

Price: $14.95

Publisher: USA, Oxford University Press: 2005

Edition: First American Printing

Seller ID: 2442

ISBN: 0195178165

Condition: As New


Biography of the English poet, novelist and essayist Sir Stephen Spender, 1909-1995. 627pp, photo illustrated. An 'as new' copy - bright, clean and unmarked, quite fresh, in a nearly similar, unclipped dustjacket showing a 'smidgin' of wear to the head of the spine. npacked weight, 1.098kg 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 dest... View more info

The Crippled Tree : China : Biography, History, Autobiography

By: SUYIN, Han

Price: $9.00

Publisher: London, United Kingdom, Jonathan Cape Limited: 1965

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 20003

Condition: VG+


Autobiographical account of the author and her family during the years 1885 and 1928. 461pp, photo illustrated, map. Clean interior, bright, white pages. Small gift inscription to the top margin of the verso of the htp. Tight, square binding, no wear to the bright, red cloth. The price-clipped dustjacket shows light surface rubbing, a little edge wear and wear to the extremities of the spine. Unpacked weight, 675g. 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 al... View more info

Cossack Gold: The secret of the white army Treasure

By: SVIDINE, Nicholas

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown: 1975

Edition: First English Language Edition

Seller ID: 2732

ISBN: 0316823309

Condition: Almost 'As New'


Memoir of "the son of a great Cossack family unquestionably loyal to the Czar [Nicholas II]," who was forced to flee Russia during the Revolution. In exile, he eventually found himself "summoned by General Pokrovsky to Burgas, a Bulgarian port on the Black Sea. Pokrovsky, as director of White Army military affairs behind the lines, had been charged with gathering all the deposits of both state and private banks as well as the contents of private estates whose owners were dead or in flight.Translation of 'Le secret de Nicolas Svidine'. translated from the French by Leonard Mayhew. ... View more info

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River of Time: A Memoir of Vietnam

By: SWAIN, Jon

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: 1997

Edition: First USA Printing

Seller ID: 629

ISBN: 0312169892

Condition: Fine


'A haunting memoir of Love and War in IndoChina abd its tragic conflicts'. From the British writer of 'The Killing Fields'. xiv, 281 pages ; 22 cm. Bright, clean ijnterior. Tight, square binding, no wear to the boards. The unclipped dustjacket is similar. Unpacked weight, 469g. We ship Worldwide 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. O... View more info

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John Newton (Men of Faith)

By: SWIFT, Catherine

Price: $6.00

Publisher: USA, Bethany House Pub: 1994

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 2368

ISBN: 1556613059

Condition: VG+


"John Newton (1725-1807) was a British sailor whose life of sin took him to the western coast of Africa, where he became a virtual slave before getting involved in the African slave trade. His dramatic conversion during a violent storm in the North Atlantic, however, did not end his involvement with slave trading. It would be six years before he gave up his career as a sea captain and went on to become an Anglican clergyman. Dissatisfied with the hymns of the day, Newton began writing his own, many autobiographical in nature, and is remembered for "Amazing Grace," "How Sweet th... View more info

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The King Whisperers: Power Behind the Throne, from Rasputin to Rove

By: SWINT, Kerwin

Price: $13.50

Publisher: New York, Union Square Press: 2011

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 25260

ISBN: 1402772017

Condition: As New


Discusses some of the most powerful and influential advisors in world history who proved to be shrewd, aggressive, and often, as merciless as the ruler they served from the Babylonians to the modern era. Throughout history, behind so many de facto rulers, there can often be found a shadowy puppet-master pulling the strings. vii, 328 pages ; 24 cm. An 'as new' copy - bright, fresh and unmarked in a similar, unclipped dustjacket. Unpacked weight, 638g. We use both the Canada Post and the United States Postal Service and offer very competitive postal charges - based on actual costs, no overchargi... View more info

Cornelii Taciti de Vita Agricolae

By: TACITUS, Cornelius; FURNEAUX, H.; ANDERSON, J. G. C.; HAVERFIELD, F.

Price: $9.50

Publisher: Oxford, Clarendon Press: 1961

Edition: 2nd Edition, Rev. and Rewritten

Seller ID: 32552

Condition: VG+


Work by the Roman historian Tacitus, written c. AD 98, which recounts the life of his father-in-law Gnaeus Julius Agricola, an eminent Roman General and Governor of Britain from AD 77/78 - 83/84. Edited by H. Furneaux... revised and largely rewritten by John George Clark Anderson. With contributions by the late Prof. F. Haverfield. First issued in 1922 in this version. lxxxvii, 194pp : illustrations. Translated from the Latin with copious notes. Book is bright, clean and unmarked with a tight binding. Very slight bottom edge wear. We ship Worldwide, use both Canada Post and the United States... View more info

Dog-Team and School-Desk

By: TAYLOR, Phyllis Mary

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London, Herbert Jenkins: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2528

Condition: VG+


An absorbing account of daily life in the Arctic Circle, with particular reference to the practical problems of school life and child education. An English school-mistress teaches at Aklavic in the Yukon in the 1950s. 160pp, photo illustrated, frontis map. Bright, clean interior, unmarked. The ffep is missing - very cleanly excised. Tight, square binding, no wear to the blue cloth. The price-clipped dustjacket is also bright and clean with slight wear at the tips of the top corners. Unpacked weight, 390g. Too thick for lettermail rate. We use both the Canada Post and the United States Postal ... View more info

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Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong

By: TEACHOUT, Terry

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 2009

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 31476

ISBN: 0151010897

Condition: Fine


Louis Armstrong was the greatest jazz musician of the twentieth century and a giant of modern American culture. He knocked the Beatles off the top of the charts, wrote the finest of all jazz autobiographies and created collages that have been compared to the art of Romare Bearden. This title presents an account of Armstrong's life. Originally published: London: JR, 2009. xx, [1], 475pp, illustrated. Book is bright,m clean and unmarked - near new. Unclipped dustjacket is nearly similar but with a few light scratches to tye front panel. Unpacked weight, 718g. We ship Worldwide, at cost, using bo... View more info

From Rags to Riches : Horatio Alger, Jr., and The American Dream

By: TEBBEL, John

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Macmillan: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1360

Condition: About Fine


A biography of Horatio Alger, 1832-1899. Alger's own life was so unlike his heroes that the public would have been shocked to know about it. Offers insights into the man and his writings, the America he lived in (1834-1899), and the curious phenomenon he helped give voice to--the American dream. vi, 245 pages : illustrations, portrait ; 21 cm. Book is bright, clean and unmarked with a tight, square binding, sound hinges, and with no wear to the cloth. The price-clipped dustjacket is complete but with aa few, small nicks, a small chip and a tape repair to the rear flap View more info