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Boss Whistle : The Coal Miners of Vancouver Island Remember

By: BOWEN, Lynne

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Lantzville, British Columbia, Canada, Oolichan Books: 1988

Edition: Seventh Printing

Seller ID: 25505

ISBN: 0889820414

Condition: Very Good


Social history of coal mining on Vancouver Island. 280pp, photo illustrated. Very bright, clean interior, unmarked. Tight, square binding. No creases to spine. Some minor edge wear, particularly to spine. Weight, 475g. View more info

These English

By: BRADEN, Bernard

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart: 1948

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed By the Author

Seller ID: 22899

Condition: Very Good


An adaptation of Braden's Canadian Broadcasting Co.'s programmes of a similar title. Bold signature and date in the author's hand on the ffep. 240pp, illustrated with drawings by John A. Hall. Book is bright and clean with a slight forward leab. Very minor wear to cloth. Dustjacket has slight soiling, edge wear, chips etc. Weight, 400g. View more info

Twelve Books That Changed the World

By: BRAGG, Melvyn

Price: $9.95

Publisher: London, United Kingdom, Hodder General Publishing Division: 2006

Edition: First Trade Paperback Printing

Seller ID: 047518

ISBN: 0340839813

Condition: VG+


The author states his views on 12 books that changed the history of the world - the book as an agent of social, political and personal revolution. 372 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm. TV tie-in. Bright, clean, unmarked interior. Tight, square binding. Faint spine creases. Slight wear to wrapper edges. Weight, 614g. View more info

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No Burden to Carry: Narratives of Black Working Women in Ontario 1920's to 1950's

By: BRAND, Dionne; Immigrant Women's Job Placement; De SHIELD, Lois

Price: $8.50

Publisher: U.S.A., Women's Press (CA): 1991

Edition: First Trade Paperback Printing

Seller ID: 29739

ISBN: 0889611637

Condition: Fine


Through oral histories, Dionne Brand documents the lives of Black women in Ontario, from the 20s through the 50s, particularly in regard to Emp[loyment. 282 pages : portrait ; 22 cm. Bright, clean and unmarked, still fresh. Tight, square binding, no spine creases. Weight, 412g. View more info

Reeftown Elite:a Study of Social Mobility in a Modern African Community on the Reef: A Study of Social Mobility in a Modern African Community on the Reef

By: BRANDEL-SYRIER, Mia

Price: $9.95

Publisher: London, Routledge and K. Paul: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 25511

ISBN: 0710069286

Condition: VG+


A volume in 'The International Library of Sociology & Social Reconstruction'. 335pp, tables, 15pp publisher's catalog at rear. Bright, clean interior. Unmarked. Tight, square binding. No wear to cloth. Unclipped dustjacket with a little edge wear. Weight, 660g. View more info

By Snowshoe, Buckboard, and Steamer: Women of the Frontier

By: BRIDGE, Kathryn Anne

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Victoria, BC, Sono Nis Press: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 046528

ISBN: 1550390864

Condition: As New


The author recounts the hardships of the women of the British Columbia Frontier through the life and times of four women - Florence Agassiz, Eleanor Fellows, Violet Sillitoe and Helen Kate Woods. 231pp, photo illustrated. Bright, fresh and unmarked - 'as new'. Weight, 448g. View more info

English Musical Culture: 1776 - 1876 - 1976

By: Briggs, Asa

Price: $9.50

Publisher: Cincinnati, University of Cincinnati: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20981

Condition: VG+


Essay on British Musical culture over a 200 year period co-inciding with the 200th Anniversary of American Independence. 59pp. Bright, clean, unmarked copy with a sound binding. Only very minor wear to chocolate cloth. 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 280g 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 specific destination and weight. Online ... View more info

A Social History of England: from the Ice Age to the Channel Tunnel

By: BRIGGS, Asa

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, George Weidenfeld & Nicholson, Ltd.: 1994

Edition: Second Edition of 1983

Seller ID: 052712

ISBN: 029783262X

Condition: Fine


'A treasure hose of scholaly knowledge...beautifully written, and full of the author's love of his country, its people and its landscape'. 348pp, profusely illustrated, some colour. Brigt, clean, unmarked inbterior. Tight, square binding, sound hinges, no wear to the buff cloth. Similar, unclipped dustjacket. Very nearly 'as new'. 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 heavy book weighs 1.335g unpacked. Canadian domestic postal rates rise with weight, size and distance; Rates... View more info

Manual of Reference for Alcohol Education

By: BRITISH COLUMBIA GOVERNMENT

Price: $29.50

Publisher: Victoria, Department of Education, Province of B. C.: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 039289

Condition: Very Good


Unusual book published in British Columbia by the Department of Education, Division of Alcohol Education, in 1949. A response to the need for education of the perils of alcohol. 92pp, illustrated. Overall, a clean copy. Small ink name to fpde, otherwise unmarked. Tight, square binding, sound hinges. Slight wear to blue cloth at tip and at extremities of the spine. Weight, 355g. View more info

The Veterans' Years: Coming Home from the War

By: BROADFOOT, Barry

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Vancouver, Douglas & McIntyre: 1985

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 23031

ISBN: 088894473X

Condition: VG+


The story of Canadian WW2 veterans returning home at the end of hostilities. 249pp. Bright, clean, unmarked copy with a sound binding. Unclipped dustjacket is nearly similar. Weight, 600g. 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 be charged if rates indicate]. View more info

The Veterans' Years: Coming Home from the War

By: BROADFOOT, Barry

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Vancouver, Douglas & MacIntyre: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 34484

ISBN: 088894473X

Condition: Near Fine


An account of veterans returning to civilian life after the end of WWII. 1st edition, 8vo, 249pp, photo illustrated. Hardcover in green & cream cloth, with dustjacket. Book is bright and clean with an ink gift inscription to the verso of the front endpaper. Tight, square binding, no wear to cloth. Unclipped dustjacket is also bright, clean and unmarked. View more info

The Veterans' Years: Coming Home from the War

By: BROADFOOT, Barry

Price: $9.50

Publisher: Vancouver, Douglas & MacIntyre: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Author Signed Copy

Seller ID: 048690

ISBN: 088894473X

Condition: Near Fine


An account of veterans returning to civilian life after the end of WWII. Signed by the author on the title page. 1st edition, 8vo, 249pp, photo illustrated. Hardcover in green & cream cloth, with dustjacket. Book is bright and clean and is unmarked. Tight, square binding, no wear to cloth. Unclipped dustjacket is also bright, clean and unmarked. Weight, 587g. View more info

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Gender in the Legal Profession: Fitting of Breaking the Mould

By: BROCKMAN, Joan

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Vancouver, UBC Press: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24110

ISBN: 0774808349

Condition: As New


Women in the Legal Profession in Canada. 259pp. Bright & fresh, 'as new'. Weight, 540g. View more info

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A History of Future Cities

By: BROOK, Daniel

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, W. W. Norton & Company: 2013

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 625

ISBN: 0393078124

Condition: As New


An exploration of four cities that reflect a blend of Eastern and Western cultures traces the historical threads connecting St. Petersburg, Shanghai, Mumbai, and Dubai while discussing their conflicted embrace of modernity. 457 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm. An 'as new' copy - bright, clean and unmarked, quite fresh. Similar, unclipped dustjacket. NOT a remainder. Unpacked weight, 802g. 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

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Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women

By: BROOKS, Geraldine

Price: $7.00

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A., Anchor Books: 1996

Edition: 25th Printing

Seller ID: 039395

ISBN: 0385475772

Condition: Almost 'As New'


Studies of the daily lives of Muslim women in the Middle East. 255pp. Bright, clean, unmarked copy with a crease-free spine - almost 'as new'. Weight, 214g. View more info

Girls of Summer: In Their Own League

By: BROWNE, Lois

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Toronto, HarperCollins Publishers Ltd.: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 617

ISBN: 0002158388

Condition: About Fine


Baseball is North America's favorite pastime...unknown to many, young women played the game, as hard and as well as most men, at a time when many men were away at war...the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. x, 212 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm. A bright, clean copy, inside and outside. Unmarked. Tight, square binding, sound hinges, no wear to the cloth. Unclipped dustjacket is nearly similar. Unpacked weight, 522g. We ship Worldwide, at cost, using both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges, at cost, without overcharging. Canadian domes... View more info

After the War

By: BRUCE, Jean

Price: $9.50

Publisher: Toronto, Fitzhenry & Whiteside: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 036332

ISBN: 0889025878

Condition: About Fine


Story of the immigrants who came to Canada in the aftermath of the second World War. 1st printing, 8vo, 9.25'x9.25', 192pp, photo illustrated. Hardcover with unclipped dustjacket. Clean, tight copy with only very minor edge wear to DJ. Weight, 780g. View more info

City in Print: A Bibliography

By: BRYFOGLE, R. Charles

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Agincourt, ON, General Learning Press: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14075

ISBN: 0-88874-003-4

Condition: About Fine


A comprehensive bibliography of materials relating to urban studies in the English language. Main volume in cloth plus supplement one, in wraps. 324pp + 43pp. Bright, clean set with sound bindings. No wear to cloth Minor wear to dustjacket of main volume . Supplement is near Fine. Heavy books, weighing 1.22kg. View more info

Capital of the Mind: How Edinburgh Changed the World

By: BUCHAN, James

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 2003

Edition: First Edition, Third Printing

Seller ID: 046058

ISBN: 0719554462

Condition: Fine


An account of the intellectual flowering that took place in Edinbugh in the second half of the eighteenth century. xi, 436 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps, ports. (some col.) ; 24 cm. Bright, clean, unmarked copy, still fresh. Tight, square binding, no wear to the cloth. Unclipped dustjacket is nearly similar. Weight, 835g. View more info

Woman's Home Companion: February, 1923

By: BUCKLEY, George D. - President

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Springfield, OH, Crowell Publishing: 1923

Edition: Vol 1, No 2

Seller ID: 048966

Condition: Good Very Good


Second Issue of a monthly magazine for Wome and the Home. Six items of fiction; five special articles; three Movie features, pus many pieces on cooking, gardening, fashion, housebuilding, handoicrafts etc, and, many great advertisinment several in full-color. This issue features a Jolly Jane paperdoll page. 136pp, profusely illustrated. These issues becomng hard to find! Internal text block better than VG. Wrappers show some edge wear, tiny chips, and a couple of very short edge tears, otherwise clean, bright and unmarked. Weight, 535g. View more info