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Private Grief, Public Mourning: The Rise of the Roadside Shrine in British Columbia

By: BELSHAW, John; PURVEY, Diane

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Vancouver, BC, Anvil Press: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1097

ISBN: 189563699X

Condition: As New


A historical investigation of mourning sites and practices within the context of the province of British Columbia. The authors are concerned, primarily, with the rise of the roadside death memorial in the late twentieth century. 154 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), maps ; 21 cm. Bright, clean copy, still fresh and unmarked. Tight, square bnding, no spine creases, no wear. Weight, 350g. Lettermail may apply. View more info

Libraries and Culural Change

By: BENGE, Ronald C.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Clive Bingley: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17527

ISBN: 85157-073-9

Condition: About Fine


An examination of bases of modern culture and the relationship in which books and libraries stands towards them. 278pp. Bright, clean, unmarked copy with a sound binding and a nearly similar dustjacket. Weight, 550g. View more info

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Scottish Customs: From the Cradle to the Grave

By: BENNETT, Margaret - Editor

Price: $14.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Birlinn Ltd: 2004

Edition: New Edition of 1992

Seller ID: 038953

ISBN: 184158293X

Condition: VG+


An anthology of traditional Scottish customs and rites of passage, drawn from a broad range of literacy sources dating back to the sixteenth century. Tape-recorded interviews from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries give voice to tradition bearers from all walks of life, adding colour to this comprehensive picture of social behaviour. Previously published: Edinburgh : Polygon, 1992. xxii, 340 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm. Bright, clean interior, unmarked and quite fresh. Tight, square binding, light central reading crease to the spine. Bright, glossy, unmarked wrapp... View more info

The Remembered Gate: Origins of American Feminism. The Woman & the City 1800-1860

By: BERG, Barbara J.

Price: $8.95

Publisher: Oxford, Oxford University Press: 1980

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 18482

ISBN: 0195027043

Condition: Good VG


The origins of feminism in America. xvi, 374pp. generally bright and clean. Unmarked. Tight, square binding. No creases to spine.Minor edge wear to wraps. 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 440g. Canadian domestic postal rates rise with weight, size and distance; Rates to the USA calculated by weight alone. World rates based on specific destination and weight. View more info

Ms.; July, 1973

By: BERMAN, Susan K. et al - Editor

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Ms. Magazine Corp.: 1973

Edition: Vol II, No 1

Seller ID: 048006

Condition: Fine


Single issue of the celebrated magazine for Women. This issue features a photo cover of Tennis star, Billy Jean King. 116pp, illustrated, advertising. Well-preserved copy - bright, clean and unmarked with a sound binding. Display quality. Weight, 246g. View more info

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The Power of Gold: The History of an Obsession

By: BERNSTEIN, Peter L.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, John Wiley & Sons: 2000

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 12544

ISBN: 0-471-25210-7

Condition: Fine


The history of Gold from ancient times. 432pp. Mint copy, bright and fresh 'as new'. View more info

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Rajasthan: An Oral History: conversations with Komal Kothari

By: BHARUCHA, Rustom

Price: $8.50

Publisher: New Delhi, Penguin Global: 2007

Edition: Later Paperback Printing of 2003

Seller ID: 15299

ISBN: 0143029592

Condition: As New


For over five decades, Komal Kathari has journeyed through Rajasthan exploring its rich cultural and musical traditions. In this book, Rustom Bharucha attempts to map his vast experience of the desert, drawing on extended and freewheeling conversations with Kothari. VIII, [2], 358pp. An 'as new' copy - bright, clean and unmarked. Tight, square binding, no spine creases. Unpacked weight, 307g. 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 ... View more info

The Western Gate: March 1968

By: BIRNIE, Al - Editor

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Vancouver, Vancouver Liberation Press: 1968

Edition: Vol 1, No 2

Seller ID: 040473

Condition: Good VG


Copy of a scarce Vancouver, Liberal-Left newspaper. Member of the Underground Press Syndicate. Complete issue of 8pp for March of 1968. Clean copy, umarked. Original folds, horizontal and vertical. Weight, 50g. 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

The Western Gate: February, 1968

By: BIRNIE, Al - Editor

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Vancouver, Vancouver Liberation Press: 1968

Edition: Vol 1, No 1

Seller ID: 055388

Condition: Good VG


First Issue of a scarce Vancouver, Liberal-Left newspaper. Member of the Underground Press Syndicate. Complete issue of 12pp for February of 1968. Clean copy, umarked. Original folds, horizontal and vertical. Weight, 75g. 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

Beneath the Underground

By: BLACK, Bob

Price: $6.95

Publisher: Portland, Feral House: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13477

ISBN: 0-922915-21-0

Condition: VG+


In-depth exploration of an aspect of the sub-culture, the 'marginal milieu' - self-publishers of zines, art, music, posteres, pamphlets etc. 190pp, illustrated. Bright copy with a sound binding. No creases to spine. Very minor edge wear. View more info

My Seventy Years

By: BLACK, Mrs. George and PRICE, Elizabeth Bailey

Price: $50.00

Publisher: London, Thomas Nelson & Sons: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20530

Condition: Very Good


Autobiography of Yukon Pioneer and early Woman Member of Parliament in Canada, Mrs. George Black.317pp, photo illustrated. Bright, clean, unmarked interior. Ffep cleanly removed. Sound Binding. Some general wear to green cloth boards. Dustjacket is generally clean but with some discoloration to bottom 2" of spine. Very minor edge 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 650g unpacked. Canadian domestic postal rates rise with weight, size and distance; Rate... View more info

n the pink : Caroline Blackwood on Hunting

By: BLACKWOOD, Caroline

Price: $19.00

Publisher: London, Bloomsbury Pub Ltd: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1696

ISBN: 0747500509

Condition: Fine


An investigation into the current state of fox-hunting and the controversy surrounding it. The book includes satanic legends, ancient rituals, hunting terminology and etiquette. 'A highly readable account of fox-hunting in Britain, highlighting the origins of the practice and all the lies and myths used by its practitioners to justify their pursuit in the face of growing opposition'. 164 pages ; 24 cm. No erratta slip. Book is bright, clean and unmarked. Binding is tight and square -no wear to the cloth. Unclipped dustjacket is nearly similar with some minor creasing to the lower fore-corner o... View more info

The English World; History, Character and People

By: BLAKE, Robert - Editor

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 11738

Condition: About Fine


Book about the English World with text by Hugh Trevor-Roper, Max Beloff, Kenneth Muir, Asa Briggs and many others.268pp, 306 illustrations, 85 in color, 221 photographs, drawings and maps. Bright, fresh copy with a sound binding and completely unmarked. Similar dustjacket. View more info

Alarms and Diversions: The American Mind Through American Magazines 1900-1914

By: BLOOMFIELD, Maxwell H.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: The Hague, Mouton & Co.: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 27100

Condition: About Fine


Book Interprets certain major aspects of American Life in the period 1900-1914, as recorded by contemporary journalists. 174pp. Bright, clean, unmarked interior. Tight, square binding. No wear to cloth. Unclipped dustjacket is clean but with minor edge wear. Weight, 480g. View more info

George Sand and the Victorian World

By: BLOUNT, Paul G.

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Athens, University of Georgia Press: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 09930

ISBN: 0-8023-0451-4

Condition: About Fine


Biography of the Victorian writer, Geroge Sand, pseudonym of Mme. Dudevant [1804-1876]. 190pp. Bright, almost fresh copy, with sound binding. Dustjacket has a little edge wear and a small 1/2" closed tear at head of spine. View more info

English Villages

By: BLUNDEN, Edmund

Price: $6.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1941

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 054586

Condition: VG


A volume in the series, 'Britain in Pictures', 47pp with 12 plates in color and 25 illustrations in b&w. Bright, clean interior excepting a little light foxing to the first/last pae. Unmarked. Top tip of ffep clipped. Tight, binding, sound hinges. Some wear to the extremities of the spine and the tips of the corners. Clipped [?] dustjacket shows general wear and some soiling to the rear panel. Unpacked weight, 214g. Shipping under $5.00 in Canada via Lettermail - similar to the USA.. We ship Worldwide, at cost, using both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal c... View more info

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The Sibling Society

By: BLY, Robert

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Reading, Mass, Addison-Wesley: 1996

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 08324

ISBN: 0-201-40646-2

Condition: Fine


Shows society today as a culture where adults remain children and where children have no desire to become adults - leaving us as 'a nation of squabbling siblings'. 319pp. Near new copy with just a very little edge wear to dustjacket. View more info

Manuel De L'Etiquette Courante Parmi La Bonne Societe Canadienne-Francaise

By: BOLDUC, Evelyn

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Ottawa, Author Published [?]: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21542

Condition: About Very Good


Etiquette for French-Canadians. 127pp, table de matieres. French language text. Clean copy. Some minor rippling to front edge [moisture damage?], but mild and unobtrusive. Sound binding. Weight, 240g. View more info

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Canada and the Canadians

By: BONNYCASTLE, Sir Richard Henry

Price: $8.95

Publisher: USA[?], CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform: 2015

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 26727

ISBN: 1508506884

Condition: About Fine


A Canadian culture study by Sir Richard Henry Bonnycastle. He tghought that the Mother Country knew very little about the finest colony that it possessed. Likewise the immigrants who left Britain for Canada. Unpaginated - POD edition. Almost 'as new'. Unmarked. Tight binding, no spine or cover creases. 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

"Master" and Men Pink 'un Yesterdays

By: BOOTH, J. B.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, T. Werner Laurie: 1927

Edition: First Edition, Second Impression

Seller ID: 049511

Condition: Near Fine


' a revival of interest in the cheery and irresponsible life of the roaring 'nineties and eraly nineteen hundreds in the square mile of London..'. - Horse Racing, Theatre, Gambling, Musical Comedy, Clubland, Sporting Gentlemen etc. 380pp, photo plates, [4pp]. Book is still very bright and clean, page quite white. Unmarked. Binding is tight and square, hinges sound, no cracking. Pink cloth is bright and clean with only slight sun-fading to the spine. No appreciable wear. Dustjacket lacking. Weight, 696g. View more info