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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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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

Daniel O'Connell: Likeness from the latest Portrait from Life.

By: CARRICK, T.

Price: $7.95

Publisher: New York, Johnson & Miles: 1874

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20451

Condition: About Fine


Engraving of the great Irish patriot and political leader, Daniel O'Connell [1775-1847]. Taken from the 'Portrait Gallery of Eminent Men and Women with Biographies, by E. A. Duyckinck, New York, 1874'. Mint copy, with biography. Black & White. No foxing, generous margins. Weight, 30g. View more info

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Glenn Gould: Some Portraits of the Artist as a Young Man

By: CARROLL, Jock

Price: $14.50

Publisher: Toronto, Stoddart: 1995

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 052355

ISBN: 0773729046

Condition: Fine


Collection of photographd of pianist Glenn Gould at the beginnings of his concert career. Text and photographs by Jock Carroll. 96 pages : chiefly portraits ; 24 x 31 cm. Book is 'as new' - bright, fresh and unmarked. Sound binding, no wear to the cloth. The unclipped dustjacket is nearly similar with just minor wear along parts of the bottom edge. 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 oversized item weighs 856g. Canadian domestic postal rates rise with weight, size and dis... View more info

The Tomb of Tutankhamen

By: CARTER, Howard

Price: $14.50

Publisher: New York, Dutton: 1972

Edition: First Dutton Printing of 1954 Original

Seller ID: 046220

ISBN: 0525220801

Condition: Fine


A shortened version of the 3-v. work entitled: 'The tomb of Tut-ankh-Amen', originally published 1923-33. Includes bibliographical references. 236 pages : 17 color plates and 65 monochrome illustrations and 2 appendices ; 26 cm. Book is virtually 'as new' - bright, fresh and unmarked. Price-clipped dustjacket is bright and clean with only minor 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 958g unpacked. Canadian domestic postal rates rise with weight, size and d... View more info

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Anti-Tank: The Story of a Desert Gunner in the Second World War

By: CARTER, Mark

Price: $19.00

Publisher: UK, Pen and Sword: 2012

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 28903

ISBN: 1848848110

Condition: As New


This is a vivid and perceptive insight into the horrors of war as experienced by British soldiers of the Royal Artillery in the Desert War in 19412. The author, who fought in the campaign, brings to life the true nature of the fighting as British gunners struggled to defend their comrades from the armored power of the Axis forces under Erwin Rommel. 165 pages : photo illustrations ; 24 cm. An absolutely 'as new' copy - bright, fresh, unmarked. Unpacked weight, 534g. We ship Worldwide, at cost, using both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges, at cost, witho... View more info

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Anthony Blunt: His Lives

By: CARTER, Miranda

Price: $15.95

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 2001

Edition: First American Edition/Printing

Seller ID: 540

ISBN: 0374105316

Condition: About 'As New'


Biography of British Spy, Traitor, Art Historian and Homosexual. xviii, 590 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm.An almost 'as new' colpy - bright, fresh and unmarked in a similar, uncl;ipped dustjacket. Only noted defect - a previous owner's bookplate to the ffep. Thick heavy book weighing 1.018kg. 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 rat... View more info

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Alexander the Great: the Hunt For a New Past

By: CARTLEDGE, Paul

Price: $12.50

Publisher: USA, Overlook Press: 2004

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 642

ISBN: 1585675652

Condition: As New


An analysis of Alexander the Great's political and military accomplishments traces the path of his armies while charting the course of his influence, citing his impact on military tactics, scholarship, and politics. 368 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm. An 'as new' copy - bright, fresh and unmarked cop, 'as new', in a similar, unclipped dustjacket. Unpacked weight, 667g. 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 availabl... View more info

I Like British Columbia

By: CASH, Gwen

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Toronto, Macmillan: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Presentation Copy from the Author

Seller ID: 22261

Condition: About Very Good


The author, a one-time Vancouver newspaperwoman, reminisces on British Columbia. Large, bold presentation inscrption to ffep, in the hand of the author, made out to Victomtesse de la Jarrie. 192pp, illustrated by J. M. Donald. Interior is bright, clean and unmarked. Minor wear to blue cloth boards. Sound binding. Weight, 510g. 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... View more info

The Archduke and the Assassin: Sarajevo, June 28th 1914

By: CASSELS, Lavender

Price: $9.95

Publisher: New York, Dorset Press: 1988

Edition: First Dorset Printing

Seller ID: 1982

ISBN: 0880292229

Condition: Fine


An account of the assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria by Bosnian student Gavrilo Princip in 1914. vii, 216 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm. An about 'as new' copy - bright, fresh and unmarked in a similar, unclipped dustjacket. Unpacked weight, 582g. 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

Excuse us! Herr Schicklgruber : a memoir of an officer who commanded an infantry company of the Royal Winnipeg Rifles (Canadian Army) in Normandy

By: CHADDERTON, H. Clifford

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Ottawa, War Amputations of Canada: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1589

ISBN: 0973512024

Condition: Near Fine


Memoir of a Canadian soldier in WWII and some of his comrades. vii, 184, 3 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm. Laid-in are three pages of Press Information. On the verso of the front wrapper is pasted a small label with a note from the author. The signatue on this label appears to be printed, NOT holographic. Clean, unmarked copy with a tight, square binding, no 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 600g unpacked. Canadian domestic postal rates rise wi... View more info