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My Rural Roots : a Life Story

By: BROWN, Richard C.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: [Ontario, Canada], Author Published: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Dedicated Authors' Inscription & Signature

Seller ID: 050742

Condition: VG+


Author and Family history of Richard C. Brown born near Hamilton, Ontario, 1931. In the author's hand at the top margin pof the title page is written - 'To Donna, This is right out of the horse's mouth! Richard'. 102 pages : illustrations, genealogical table, portraits. OCLC Number: 317926616. Clean, unmarked copy with a sound binding. View more info

Tramp Royal

By: BRUCE, Michael

Price: $8.00

Publisher: London, Pan Books: 1957

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 524

Condition: VG+


Biography of Sir Michael William Selby Bruce, 11th Baronet (1894 - 1957), adventurer, author and soldier. Great Pan GP62. Originally published 1954 by Elek Books. 252 pages, [4] pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 18 cm. OCLC Number: 150572141. Vintage paperback with great front cover artwork in mint condition. Bright and clean. Faint spine creasing. Unpacked weight, 137g. Image available on request. May be eligible for inexpensive Canada Post Lettermail rates within Canada and the U. S.A. View more info

Tramp Royal; An autobiography with plates, including portraits and maps.

By: BRUCE, Sir Michael

Price: $8.00

Publisher: London, Elek: 1954

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 442

Condition: Very Good


Sir Michael William Selby Bruce, 11th Baronet (1894 - 1957) was an author, soldier and traveller. Died in Vancouver, B. C. his last home. Clean interuior. Previous owner's note to the ffep. Tight, square binding. Blue cloth shows no wear. Dustjacket is complete but is poor condition showing great wear. Unpacked weight, 547g. 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 ... View more info

The Elizabethan Deliverance

By: BRYANT, Arthur

Price: $9.00

Publisher: London, Wm Collins & Sons & Co: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 491

ISBN: 0002162075

Condition: Fine


History of England for the first 30 years of the reign of Queen Elizabeth I [1558-1603] culminatin g in the defeat of the Spanish Armada in 1588. 232 pages ; 23 cm. Maps on lining papers. Includes index. Book is bright and clean, quite unmarked and looking 'as new'. The clipped dustjacket is similar except for a very tiny nick at the foot of the spine. A handsome dustjacket. Unpacked weight, View more info

Up Your Nass

By: BRYANT, Elvira C.

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Canada, Author Published: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Dedicated Authors' Inscription & Signature

Seller ID: 2337

ISBN: 096817650X

Condition: About 'As New'


The author's biography covering the five years thzt she was an intermediate teacher and principal at Nass River Elementrary School. Dedicated, signed inscription by the author to the half-title page. 197pp, illustrated. An 'as new' copy - bright, fresh and unmarked with a tight, square binding, no creases to the spine. 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 870g. Canadian domestic postal rates rise with weight, size and distance. We use both the Canada Post and the U... View more info

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A Cowboy's Life; Memories of a Western Cowboy in an Empire of Grass

By: BRYSON, Mack

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Victoria, BC, FriesenPress: 2013

Edition: First Trade Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 31668

ISBN: 1770974350

Condition: Almost 'As New'


Memories of a Western Cowboy in the Caribo Region of British Columbia - on the Empire Valley Ranch. viii, 297 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm. Book appears 'as new' - bright & fresh. Tight, square binding, no spine creases. Only signs of uses - a tiny ink inscription to the title page - 'Engjoy! Pat. Unpacked weight, 379g. Too thick for Canada Post Lettermail. 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

Atlantic High : a Celebration

By: BUCKLEY, William F., Jr.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Nortwalk, CT, Easton Press: 1987

Edition: Easton Press Edition of

Seller ID: 043778

Condition: Fine


Atlantic High is ostensibly the tale of Buckley's 1980 voyage across the Atlantic Ocean, a recond of Buckley's meditations on the pleasures of sailing and the importance of good company. xvi, 261 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; fixed silk page marker; blue silk moire endpapers. 25 cm. Text bloc is bright, clean and unmarked. Binding is tight and square. Light stains to the top edge of the moire silk endpapers not affecting any other parts of the book. Blue leather binding is flawless as is the gilt titling and decoration. We ship Worldwide, use both Canada Post and t... View more info

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Edward Elgar, the Record of a Friendship

By: BURLEY, Rosa and CARRUTHERS, Frank C.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: London, Barrie & Jenkins: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21095

ISBN: 0214654109

Condition: Near Fine


Biography of Edward Elgar by his long-time friend, Rosa Burley. 211pp, two photo illustrations, illustrated endpapers. Bright, clean copy with a sound binding. Ink name to lower margin of front endpaper. Dustjacket has only very minor edge wear to top. 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 420g 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 specif... View more info

Cyanide in my Shoe

By: BUTLER, Josephine

Price: $7.95

Publisher: Glos., UK, This England: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2133

Condition: Very Good


'The true story of 'Jay Bee' - the only woman in Churchill's 'Secret Circle' of intelligence agents. NB - recent attempts have been made to debunk her story by author Angela Raby. 205pp, photo illustrated. Bright, clean copy internally except for a name in ink and a private library stamp to the ffep. Tight, square binding. Unclipped dustjacket is bright and clean but with a small repair to a chip at the foot of the spine also affecting the cloth beneath. UInpacked weight, 381g. We use both the Canada Post and the United States Postal Service and offer very competitive postal charges - based on... View more info

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Recapitulation: A Journey

By: CAETANI, Sveva; THOMPSON, Heidi; PEART, Angela Gibbs; BUTLER, Dennis

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Vernon, BC, Coldstream Books: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 045328

ISBN: 0969814704

Condition: Fine


This remarkable, unique book comprises the most extraordinary art, which illustrates the late Sveva Caetani's ( daughter of the Italian scholar, Leone Caetani, Duke of Sermoneta ) spiritual and artistic journey. Loosely modelled after the Divine Comedy, Sveva's illustrated journey takes her through Hell, Purgatory and Heaven - a 13-year effort to paint these magnificant large watercolours. A scarce book - only a few in circulation. Included with this book, and laid-in, is a photocopy of a letter from Caetani's father, a written letter from Caetani's artist friend about Caetani , a newspaper ar... View more info

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A Hero for the Americas: The Legend of Gonzalo Guerrero

By: CALDER, Robert

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Canada, University of Regina Press: 2017

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 050472

ISBN: 0889775095

Condition: As New


A group of shipwrecked Spaniards washed onto the coast of the Yucatán Peninsula in 1512, leading to first contact between the Spanish and the Maya. Two men survived the ordeal: Jerónimo de Aguilar, who became a translator for Hernán Cortés in his conquest of the Aztecs, and Gonzalo Guerrero, who, as legend has it, embraced the Mayan way of life and skillfully led the opposition to the Spanish take-over of the Yucatán. 217pp, including index. An absolutely 'as new', unused copy. Unpacked weight, 252g. Ships via inexpensive Canada Post Lettermail. Postage $4.00 to 6.00 within North America,... View more info

Guest of Hirohito

By: CAMBON, Kenneth

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Vancouver, PW Press: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 046893

ISBN: 0-9694983-0-6

Condition: VG+


Autobiographical account of a Canadian Prisoner-of-War captured by the Japanese in Hong Kong in 1941. 184pp, photo illustrated. Bright, clean copy with only minor signs of use. Previous owner's name/date to the tp, otherwise unmarked. Sound binding with no creasing to spine. Unpacked weight, 340g. Ships within North America, in card sleeve, for $4.00-$6.50 depending on location. Overseas - shipping at cost. Image available. View more info

Mexican Cavalcade

By: CAMPBELL, H. Murray

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Mexico, Editorial Cultura: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 11180

Condition: VG+


Autobiography of a prominent British businessman who lived and worked in Mexico from 1908-1952. Covers Mexican history through this fascinating period of its history. English text. 324pp. Bright, clean copy with a sound binding. Blue cloth boards are very clean and bright . Lower corner of front board is bumped. Dustjacket, in brodart, is very clean and bright with a little edge wear and some fading to the spine. View more info

The Lives of the Chief Justices of England. From the Norman Conquest till the Death of Lord Tenterden ; 4 Volume Set

By: CAMPBELL, John Lord

Price: $195.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1874

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 049010

Condition: VG+


Set of four volumes in leather. Gilt crests of Trinity College, Cambridge to both boards of all volumes. Five raised bands to the spine with decorations to each panel. OCLC Number: 2531899. Marbled endpapers and page edges. Presentation label from Trinity College, Cambridge to the front endpaper of Volume 1, as a First Prize in aspects of Law. Private bookplates to the front pde of Vols 2, 3 & 4. All bindings are sound. Leather shows minor wear in a few places. Enquire for more details - pictures. Weight, 2.182kg. View more info

Die Fackel Im Ohr: Lebensgeschichte 1921-1931

By: CANETTI, Elias

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Munchen, Carl Hanser Verlag: 1980

Edition: First Hanser Edition

Seller ID: 22598

ISBN: 3446131388

Condition: Fine


Autobiographical account of an important period in the life of Jewish-German writer, Elias Canetti. Canatti won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1980. German language edition. 407pp. Very bright, clea, unmarked copy, almost 'as new'. Weight, 570g. USA Postal Rates available. View more info

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The Science of Leonardo: Inside the Mind of the Great Genius of the Renaissance

By: CAPRA, Fritjof

Price: $9.95

Publisher: New York, Doubleday: 2007

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 040167

ISBN: 0385513909

Condition: As New


'Bestselling author Fritjof Capra reveals Leonardo's artistic approach to scientific knowledge and his organic and ecological worldview' [Goodreads]. xx + 329 pp.; ill.; bibl.; index. An 'as new' copy in a similar, unclipped dustjacket - bright, fresh, 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 715g 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 bas... View more info

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Bruce

By: CARLIN, Peter Ames

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster [Touchstone]: 2012

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 2467

ISBN: 1439191824

Condition: As New


Biohraphy of Bruce Springsteen [b.1949], written with the subject's co-operation. xi, [3], 494pp, photo illustrated, index. An 'as new' copy - bright, fresh and unmarked in a similar, unlipped dustjacket. NOT a Remainder. Unpacked weight, 734g. 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... View more info

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Lady Catherine, the Earl, and the Real Downton Abbey

By: CARNARVON, Fiona - Countess of Carnarvon

Price: $8.50

Publisher: New York, Broadway Books: 2013

Edition: First USA Paperback Printing

Seller ID: 31663

ISBN: 0385344961

Condition: As New


The follow-up to the international bestseller Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey, this book moves the story into the 1920s, and focuses on the remarkable American heiress who came to reign at Highclere Castle. xii, 353 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map, portraits, genealogical table ; 21 cm. An 'as new' copy - bright, clean and unmarked with a tight, square bonding, no spine creasing. Unpacked weight, 369g. Too thick to qualify for inexpensive Canada Post Lettermail. View more info

Foreign Devils Had Light Eyes: A Memoir of Shanghai, 1933-1939

By: CARNEY, Dora Sanders

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Toronto, Virgo Press: 1981

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 18637

ISBN: 0888930240

Condition: About 'As New'


An account of the author's 7 years living, marrying and raising a family in the Shanghai of the International Settlement of the 1930s. Afterword by the author's daughter, Pat Carney, MP & now Senator. 256pp, photo illustrated. Bright, clean copy with a tight, square binding. About 'as new'. Weight, 470g. 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 o... View more info

Sunlight in the shadows: The landscape of Emily Carr

By: CARR, Emily; DODD, Kerry Mason

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Toronto, Oxford University Press: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 31992

ISBN: 0195404645

Condition: Near Fine


Text consists of excerpts from the artist's unpublished correspondence, manuscripts and journals. Colour photographs of scenes from landscapes that inspiredEmily Carr's paintings. x, [78] pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm. Photography by Michael Breur ; text by Kerry Mason Dodd. Bright, clean, unmarked interior. tight, square binding, no wear to the cloth. The unclipped dustjacket is nearly similar. Unpacked weight, 521g. 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 include... View more info