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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 posta... 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 inexpensiv... 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 posta... 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... 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 act... 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 s... 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 dome... 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... 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 ... View more info

A.J. Casson, My Favorite Watercolours 1919 to 1957

By: CASSON, A. J.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Canada, Canada: Cerebrus/Prentice Hall: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 041916

ISBN: 0920016138

Condition: Fine


Alfred Joseph Casson [1898-1992], youngest member of the Group of Seven. Known for his landscapes, forests and farms of Ontario. 142pp, chiefly pictorial with explanatory text. All full-page illustrations in colour, smaller illustrations in b&w. Foreword by Paul Duval.Book is very bright and clean and is unmarked. Binding is tight and square, hinges sound, no wear to the cloth. The unclipped dustjacket is also bright and clean but with a few short edge tears and a couple... 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 cha... View more info

Algonquians, Hurons and Iroquois: Champlain Explores America, 1603-1616

By: CHAMPLAIN, Samuel De

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Dartmouth, NS, Brook House Press: 2000

Edition: Reformated Edition

Seller ID: 041277

ISBN: 1896986013

Condition: New Fine


Translation of: 'Les voyages de la Nouvelle France'. Originally published in 2 vols. in 1906 as: The voyages and discoveries, 1604-1616. Translated by Annie Nettleton Bourne ; edited by Edward Gaylord Bourne. Reformated into One Unabridged Volume. xxvi, 238 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm. Samuel de Champlain, 1574-1635. Bright, clean and unmarked. Tight, square bin ding, no spine creases. Tiny touch of wear to the tips of the corners of the front panel. Othersie, th... View more info

Cloud and water : a 50 year anniversary photobiography of Master Hsing Yun

By: CHANG, Ju - Editor

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Taibei, Taiwan, Fo Guang Shan Religions Affairs Committee: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 044248

Condition: Fine


The 50 year Anniversary Book for Master Hsing Yun's endeavors in Dharma propagation. Chinese language text - some text in English. 647 p. : chiefly ill. (some col.), ports. ; 38 cm. + 1 CD-ROM (12 cm). Editor - Ju Chang ; pictures - Yung Lui ; translator - Miao Guang ; Chinese editor - Man Yi. A massive, impressive biography of an important Buddhist priest from Taiwan, Repoublic of China. Very high quality production values. Book - in pristine condition - is nestled in ... View more info

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Mao: The Unknown Story

By: CHANG, Jung; HALLIDAY, Jon

Price: $17.50

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 2005

Edition: Fourth Printing

Seller ID: 22306

ISBN: 0224071262

Condition: As New


The book is full of startling revelations, exploding the myth of the Long March, and showing a completely unknown Mao: he was not driven by idealism or ideology; his intimate and intricate relationship with Stalin went back to the 1920s, ultimately bringing him to power; he welcomed Japanese occupation of much of China; and he schemed, poisoned and blackmailed to get his way". Short-listed for British Book Awards: History Book of the Year 2006. 814 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.... View more info

Where the Lardeau River Flows

By: CHAPMAN, Peter

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Victoria, Province of British Columbia, Ministry of Provincial Secretary and Govt. Services, Provincial Archives: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23876

ISBN: 0771882483

Condition: Near Fine


Sound Heritage Series Number 32. Local history of the Lardeau-Duncan sub-region of the West Kootenays of British Columbia. 84pp, photo illustrated. Bright, clean copy. Unmarked. Tight binding, no spine creases or wear. Unpacked weight, 280g. Ships within North America, in card sleeve, for $4.50-$6.50 depending on location. Overseas - shipping at cost. Image available. View more info

Count Von Moltke

By: CHAPPEL, Alonzo

Price: $6.00

Publisher: New York, Johnson, Wilson & Co.: 1874

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20456

Condition: About Fine


Engraving of the great Prussian General and Strategist, Count Helmuth Karl Bernhard Von Moltke [1800-1891]. Taken from the 'Portrait Gallery of Eminent Men and Women with Biographies, by E. A. Duyckinck, New York, 1874'. Near Fine copy, with biography. Black & White. No foxing, generous margins. Weight, 20g. View more info

Henry VII

By: CHRIMES, S. B.

Price: $13.50

Publisher: USA, University of California Press: 1992

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 21861

ISBN: 0520022661

Condition: Fine


Biography of the first Tudor monarch in England, Henry VII [1457-1509]. xv, 373pp, illustrated, index. Very attractive copy - bright, clean and still fresh. Unmarked. No wear to the cloth. Unpacked weight, 828g 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... View more info

Gopher Gold: A Collection of Short Stories

By: CHRISTENSON, B. &. B.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Vanguard, Sask, B & B Christenson: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Authors Signed Copy

Seller ID: 2251

ISBN: 0968751504

Condition: As New


Stories and anecdotes of pioneer farm life in southern Saskatchewan. Signed by the authors on the title page. 251 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm. Bright, fresh, unmarked copy. 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.380 g unpacked. Canadian domestic postal rates rise with weight, size and distance; Rat... View more info