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Tudor Adventurers : an Arctic Voyage of Discovery : the Hunt for the Northeast Passage

By: EVANS, J. R.

Price: $11.50

Publisher: New York, Pegasus Books: 2014

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 052445

ISBN: 1605986135

Condition: As New


In this moving story of daring, discovery, tragedy, and adventure, historian James Evans vividly shows how the 1553 voyage of Sir Hugh Willoughby, a brave gentleman soldier, and Richard Chancellor, a brilliant young scientist and practical man of the sea, laid the foundations for England's expansion on a global stage. ix, 383 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, maps. An 'as new' copy - bright, fresh and unmarked in a similar, unclipped dustjacket.... View more info

The Days of Augusta

By: EVANS, Mary Augusta Tappage

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Vancouver, J. J. Douglas Ltd.: 1973

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 23709

ISBN: 0888940416

Condition: Fine


Edited by Jean E. Speare. Photographs by Robert Keziere. Vignette of the life of British Columbia's Mary Augusta Tappage in her own words. 79pp, illustrated with b&w photographs. Bright, clean, unmarked copy with a sound binding. Dustjacket, unclipped, shows minor wear to some edges. Weight, 410g. Ships at cost via inexpensive Canada Post Lettermail. All items protected. Image available. View more info

The Adventures of a Treasure Hunter; a Rare Bookman in Search of American History

By: EVERITT, Charles P.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown & Co: 1952

Edition: Second Edition [?] of 1951

Seller ID: 17856

Condition: Near Fine


Memoir of a famous rare bookealer and authority on Americana. 224 pages, illustrations; 22 cm. Interior is bright, clean and unmarked. Binding is tight and square, hinges sound. Cloth is very clean, corners sharp. Dustjacket is complete save for a short piece at the head of the spine. However, the DJ has been split down one side of the spine and thus separated. Re-attached with acid free tape. NOT a Book Club edition. Unpacked weight, 342g. We use both the Canada Post a... View more info

Jerry Potts, Paladin of the Plains

By: FARDY, Bernard D.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Langley, B. C., Mr. Paperback - Sunfire Pubs: 1984

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 560

ISBN: 0919531180

Condition: Good to Very Good


A biography of a half-Indian frontiersman who was for twenty years an important scout, guide, and interpreter for the North West Mounted Police. 144 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm. Bright, clean interior. Unmarked except for a previous owner's name to the inside of the front wrapper. A little surface rubbing to the front wrapper. Creases to the spine. Unpacked weight, 185g. Ships via inexpensive Canada Post Lettermail. Postage within Canada and the USA, $5.00 or less. Mor... View more info

Exploration Fawcett; arranged from his Manuscripts, Letters, Log-books, and Records

By: FAWCETT, Lt.-Col. P. H.

Price: $19.50

Publisher: London, Hutchinson: 1953

Edition: Fifth Impression, First Edition

Seller ID: 051278

Condition: Near Fine


Story of Lt.-Col. Fawcett's explorations into the heart of the South American continent undertaken from 1906 to 1925. He disappeared in the Matto Grosso region of Central Brazil in 1925. This account was arranged from his Manuscripts, Letters, Log-books, and Records by his son Brian Fawcett. 312 pages, illustrations, endpaper maps; 24 cm. Book is very clean, pages bright white. Unmarked. Green cloth shows no wear, glt titles to the spine are slightly dulled. The price-cl... View more info

Ferdinand & Isabella

By: FERNANDEZ-ARMESTO, Felipe

Price: $9.95

Publisher: New York, Dorset Press: 1992

Edition: Reprint Edition of 1975

Seller ID: 2242

ISBN: 0880297441

Condition: About 'As New'


Superb study of the joint reigns os off King Ferdinand [1452-1516] and Queen Isabella [1451-1504] of Spain. 209pp, not illustraated. Bright, clean, unmarked copy with a tight, square bindin g. Unclipped dustjacket is nearly similar with just a vertical crease to the front inner flap. View more info

The Life of Dylan Thomas

By: FITZGIBBON, Constance

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown & Co: 1965

Edition: Book Club Edition

Seller ID: 041514

Condition: Fine


Dylan Marlais Thomas (1914 -1953) was a Welsh poet and writer. viii, 375pp, photo illustrations.Bright, clean, unmarked interior. Tight, square binding. No wear to the cloth. Bright, clean dustjacket with just a 1cm closed edge tear to the top of the rear panel. No indications of a BOMC edition except possible the paper used. Unpacked weight, 566g. We ship Worldwide, at cost, using both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges, at cost... View more info

Bush Pilot's Mayday : a True Life Adventure

By: FORSCUTT, Ken

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Kamloops, B. C., Kenneth Brian Forscutt Pub.: 2007

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 628

ISBN: 0978451406

Condition: Fine


A true life adventures culled from years of logbook entries and the recollections of fello pilots. Bush Pilot's Journal, Book One. 156 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm. Bright, clean, unmarked copy botgh inside and outside. Almost 'as new'. Unpacked weight, 278g. Ships within North America, in card sleeve, for $4.00-$6.50 depending on location. Overseas - shipping at cost. Image available. View more info

Grand Bank Soldier: The War Letters of Lance Corporal Curtis Forsey

By: FORSEY, Curtis; RIGGS, Bert

Price: $9.90

Publisher: St. Johns, NFLD., Flanker Press: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by the Editor

Seller ID: 21855

ISBN: 1897317158

Condition: As New


The World War I letters of Lance Corporal Curtis Forsey [1895-1993], British Army, Royal Newfoundland Regiment. Signed by the editor on the title page. A 'mint' copy - bright, fresh and unmarked. Tight, square binding, no spine creasing. Weight, 300g. Lettrmail. View more info

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A Life on the Fringe : Memoirs of Eugene Forsey

By: FORSEY, Eugene

Price: $7.95

Publisher: Don Mills, ON, Canada, Oxford University Press: 1991

Edition: First Trade Paperback Printing

Seller ID: 21097

ISBN: 0195408683

Condition: As New


Memoirs of Canadian politician and public servant, Eugene Forsey. 241pp, photo illustrated. Bright, clean, unused copy. Never fully opened - no creases to spine. 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 400g unpacked. Canadian domestic postal rates rise with weight, size and distance; Rates to the USA calculated by weight alone as per the USP... View more info

The life of Charles Dickens ... with 500 portraits, facsimiles and other illustrations, collected, arranged and annotated by B.W. Matz; Two Volume Set.

By: FORSTER, John

Price: $110.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott Co.:

Edition: Memorial Edition

Seller ID: 903

Condition: Good Very Good or Better


John Forster (1812-1876), English biographer and critic, best known for his excellent Life of Charles Dickens. Forster met Dickens in 1836, and became his close friend and adviser. Dickens modeled Our Mutual Friend character John Podsnap on Forster, and his rooms are said to be the basis for the residence of lawyer Tulkinghorn in Bleak House. From the Pickwick Papers onwards Forster saw the manuscripts of nearly all Dicken's novels before the were published, and Dickens ... View more info

A Steady Lens: The True Story of Pioneer Photographer Mary Spencer

By: FOSTER,Sherril

Price: $12.50

Publisher: B. C., Caitlin Press Inc.: 2013

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 046794

ISBN: 1927575222

Condition: As New


Story of Mary Spencer [1957-1938], a pioneer woman photographer who opened a studio in Kamloops, B. C. in 1898. She moved to Summercand in 1909. Celebraterd for her photogrphs of B ill Miner and his two associates. 192 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 18 cm. An 'as new copy - bright, fresh and unmarked. Ships via inexpensive Canada Post Lettermail within North America, in card sleeve. Enquire for rates to Worldwide destinations. View more info

Traditional Singers and Songs from Ontario

By: FOWKE, Edith

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Hatboro, PA; Don Mills, ON, Folklore Associates. Burns & MacEachern: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 27691

Condition: About Fine


First volume in a series of regional folksong collections, 'Traditional singers and songs, 1'. Collected and edited by Edith Fowke ; musical transcription by Peggy Seeger ; illustrated by Katherine Bvykowycz. Words and Music., Biographies of Singers. viii, 210pp. : illustrated, portraits. OCLC Number: 301402592. Book is bright and clean. Unmarked except for a name and date to the ffep. Tight, square binding, no wear to the cloth. The unclipped dustjacket is clean and un... View more info

Hoffa's Man: The Rise and Fall of Jimmy Hoffa As Witnessed by His Strongest Arm

By: FRANCO, Joseph; HAMMER, Richard

Price: $8.95

Publisher: New York, Prentice Hall: 1987

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 2034

ISBN: 0135177642

Condition: VG+


In this blistering story of power abused, Richard Hammer documents the rise and fall of Jimmy Hoffa as witnessed by Joe France, one of his most trusted lieutenants. xv, 332 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm. Includes index. Bright, clkean, unmarked interior. Tight, square binding. Mild lower corner-tip bumps to the boards otherwise no wear. The unclipped dustjackjet is bright and clean with a little wear to the top edge and the coirner-tip of the front ... View more info

The Last Laird of MacNab; An Episode in the Settlement of MacNab Township, Upper Canada

By: FRASER, Alexander

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Refrew, Canada, Renfrew Printing: 1974

Edition: Reprint of 1899

Seller ID: 10257

Condition: About Fine


Archibald McNab was the 13th chieftain of the McNab clan from the Loch Tay region in Scotland. In order to escape heavy debts, he fled to Upper Canada where he negotiated for land along the Ottawa River so that he might bring his clansmen from Scotland as settlers. 218pp, [2], [10pp] publisher's ads. A 'near new' copy - bright, clean and unmarked. No damage to the plastic comn binding. Unpacked weight, 273g. We use both the Canada Post and the United States Postal Servic... View more info

Beloved Emma: The Life of Emma, Lady Hamilton

By: FRASER, Flora

Price: $8.50

Publisher: UK, Papermac: 1999

Edition: Later Edition of Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 20355

ISBN: 0333783204

Condition: As New


An account of the life of Lady Hamilton [1765-1815], Lord Nelson's lover.Originally published: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1986. xii, 410 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, 1 map, portraits ; 22 cm. An 'as new' copy - very bright and fresh with a tight, square binding and an uncreased spine. Unpacked weight, 539g. We ship Worldwide, use both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges based on our actual costs, without overcharging. ... View more info

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The Letters and Journals of Simon Fraser, 1806-1808 (Voyageur Classics)

By: FRASER, Simon; LAMB, W. Kaye

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Canada, Dundurn Press Ltd: 2007

Edition: First Printing This Edition

Seller ID: 1333

ISBN: 1550027131

Condition: Fine


Employed by the Montreal-based North West Company, Simon Fraser was responsible for building many of British Columbia's first trading posts. His exploratory efforts helped lead to Canada's boundary later being declared at the 49th parallel. This volume provides a detailed introduction as well as illuminating annotations to Fraser's journals.Originally published: Toronto : Macmillan of Canada, 1960. in series 'Pioneer Books'. edited and introduced by W. Kaye Lamb ; forewo... View more info

Big Bear, Indian Patriot

By: FRASER, William B.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Calgary, Historical Society of Alberta: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16674

Condition: Fine


Big Bear, also known as Mistahi-maskwa [c.1825 -1888], was a powerful and popular Cree chief who played many pivotal roles in Canadian history, in particular 'Treaty Six'. He objected to the signing of the treaty with the Canadian government. Later he was involved in the Riel Rebellion. This article was originally published in the Alberta Historical Review, Spring 1966. 15 pages in double columns: illustrations ; 26 cm. Bright, clean and unmarked, it appears about 'as ne... View more info

The Silence of the North

By: FREDRICKSON, Olive A.; EAST, Ben

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Crown Publishers: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 33455

Condition: Fine


East, a veteran outdoors writer, chronicles Fredrickson's incredible life of adventure in the Arctic wilderness--from the time she witnessed her mother's death at age nine through her marriage to a trapper to her desperate fight to survive after his death. 209 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.Bright, clean, unmarked copy. Tight, square binding, no wear to the grey cloth. The Unclipped dustjacket has a sun-faded spine, slight edge wear, and a small chip lost from gthe botto... View more info

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The Fellowship: The Untold Story of Frank Lloyd Wright and the Taliesin Fellowship

By: FRIEDLAND, Roger; ZELLMAN, Harold

Price: $15.00

Publisher: USA, Regan [Harper Collins]: 2006

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 634

ISBN: 0060393882

Condition: Almost 'As New'


Frank Lloyd Wright's Wisconsin estate, Taliesin, gave rise to a fascinating and provocative cultural experiment: the Taliesin Fellowship, an extraordinary architectural colony where Wright trained hundreds of devoted apprentices, while using them as the de facto architectural practice where all of his late masterpieces--Fallingwater, Johnson Wax, the Guggenheim Museum--were born. . . xii, 689 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm. A 'Remainder' copy with a mark to ... View more info