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Image for Thinking with Both Hands; Sir Daniel Wilson in the Old World and the New

Thinking with Both Hands; Sir Daniel Wilson in the Old World and the New

By: Ash, Marinell & Elizabeth Hulse (editor)

Price: $37.50

Publisher: Toronto, University of Toronto Press: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18440

ISBN: 0802044433

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Only slight wear ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar. ; B&W Illustrations; 9.29 X 6.28 X 1.27 inches; 392 pages; "This book is an exhaustive look at the life and career of one of the last century's most interesting and accomplished educators. Widely admired in his own day, Sir Daniel Wilson has been largely forgotten. This collection reappraises his contribution to many fields of endeavour and to the development of the University of Toronto. As well as his ow... View more info

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The Doctor Rode Side-saddle

By: Buck, Ruth Matheson

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland and Stewart: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 14710

ISBN: 0771017359

Condition: Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket


Signed by Author; DJ has a couple of short tears, spine faded. Extensive gift notation on front free end paper. ; Author inscription on title page, inscribed to the subject of gift inscription. A tight solid book. DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; B&W Illustrations; 175 pages; The remarkable story of Elizabeth Matheson stands out as a biography of one of Canada's extraordinary women and as a compelling picture of pioneer life on the prairies. One of Canada's ... View more info

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The Death of Santini The Story of a Father and His Son

By: Conroy, Pat

Price: $14.95

Publisher: New York, Nan A. Talese: 2013

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 18746

ISBN: 0385530900

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Only slight wear ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; 9.30 X 6.50 X 1.60 inches; 338 pages; "Pat Conroy’s great success as a writer has always been intimately linked with the exploration of his family history. As the oldest of seven children who were dragged from military base to military base across the South, Pat bore witness to the often cruel and violent behavior of his father, Marine Corps fighter pilot Donald Patrick Conroy. While the pub... View more info

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Onassis Aristotle and Christina

By: Davis, L. J.

Price: $16.50

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: 1986

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 17228

ISBN: 0312584717

Condition: Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket


Board edges and DJ show light edge wear, 1/4" chip missing from top front edge of DJ.; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; B&W Photographs; 8.30 X 5.70 X 1.20 inches; 269 pages; A biography of the Greek shipping magnate, and his daughter. "The author details Onassis's financial coups, rivalries, many romantic affairs, friendships, etc. More engrossing sections describe his daughter Christina's life, stressing the vast difference between the ... View more info

Hommes d'État

By: Duff, A.B. & F. Galy

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Paris, France, Desclée de Brouwer: 1936

Seller ID: 14080

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


3 individual volumes without DJ's or slipcase, light soil to beige cloth covered boards, light foxing on a few pages, light bumping of corners; Black and brown titles and design stamped onto front and spine, bright, solid books, hinges intact, text unmarked, mitered edges. Text in French; 3 Tomes (3 volumes); B&W Illustrations; 1944 pages; Volume 1 contains Philip of Macedon (Philippe de Macédoine) by Victor Chapot, Caius Gracchus by André Oltramare, Sylla by Léon Hom... View more info

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Aganetha's Story

By: Dyck, Florence

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Self Published: circa 2013

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 18456

ISBN: 1771361840

Condition: Very Good+


Signed by Author; Card covers show slight shelf wear.; Inscribed by author on front fly leaf. A bright, solid book. ; Trade PB; B&W Illustrations and Maps; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 256 pages; Using stories told to her by her Mother and Grandmother, Florence Dyck tries to recreate the life of her great-grandmother Aganetha Neufeld née Buhler and in doing so, discovers her Mennonite roots. "Aganetha immigrated to Canada with her family in 1876 at the age of ... View more info

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Louis David Riel Prophet of the New World

By: Flanagan, Thomas J.B.

Price: $14.50

Publisher: Toronto, University of Toronto Press: 1979

Edition: First Edition; Second Printing

Seller ID: 18758

ISBN: 0802054307

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


DJ shows very light shelf wear with 2 small tears on back top, lightly sun-faded on spine. ; A bright, solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 216 pages; "Early writers about Louis Riel have noted his religious beliefs but have not taken them seriously. They have usually dismissed Riel's attempt to found a new religion as the symptom of a deranged mind. Thomas Flanagan takes Riel's religion seriously and analyses it us... View more info

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Bettina und Achim von Arnim Eine fast romantische Ehe (Paare) (German Edition)

By: Gersdorff, Dagmar von

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Berlin, Rowohlt: 1997

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 14441

ISBN: 3871342882

Condition: Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Signed by Author; Only slight wear to dust jacket; A bright, solid book, DJ in Mylar. Text in German ; B&W Illustrations; 0.87 x 8.11 x 5.2 Inches; 206 pages; "Arnim (1781 – 1831) was influenced by the earlier writings of Goethe and Herder, from which he learned to appreciate the beauties of German traditional legends and folk songs. Forming a collection of these, published the result (1806–1808), in collaboration with Clemens Brentano under the title Des Knaben ... View more info

Image for The Wheel of Things  A biography of L. M. Montgomery, author of Anne of Green Gables

The Wheel of Things A biography of L. M. Montgomery, author of Anne of Green Gables

By: Gillen, Mollie

Price: $13.95

Publisher: Don Mills, ON, Fitzhenry & Whiteside: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18569

ISBN: 0889020183

Condition: Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket


Light shelf wear present on DJ and boards, lower fore corner damaged, with equivalent area of DJ missing. ; A bright, solid book dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped.; B&W Photographs; 9.13 X 6.57 X 1.11 inches; 200 pages; Through some diligent detective work, the author has discovered correspondence, long thought lost. This has served to fill out what was known of the life of Lucy Maud Montgomery, beloved author of the 'Anne' books. View more info

Image for Docteur Bethune; L'histoire du Docteur Norman Bethune de la Guerre d'Espagne de la Révolution chinoise

Docteur Bethune; L'histoire du Docteur Norman Bethune de la Guerre d'Espagne de la Révolution chinoise

By: Gordon, Sydney; Ted Allan; Jean Paré translator

Price: $16.50

Publisher: Montreal, éditions l'étincelle: 1973

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 14497

ISBN: 0885150244

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


DJ shows light edge wear and creasing, short tear top DJ spine, previous owner's name back of front card cover. ; A tight solid book. DJ in Mylar ; Trade PB; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 313 pages; This was originally published in English as 'The Scalpel, the Sword'. Text in French. View more info

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R.B. Bennett The Calgary Years

By: Gray, James H.

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Toronto, University of Toronto Press: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17105

ISBN: 0802059759

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


DJ shows light edge wear, some damage to front cover, bottom fore corner of book bumped. ; Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. A tight, solid book.; B&W Photographs; 9.26 X 6.17 X 1.10 inches; 310 pages; A young New Brunswick lawyer arrived in Calgary in 1897. In the 30 years before he assumed the leadership of the federal Conservative party, Bennett served in many capacities in the Northwest Territories and the Alberta legislature. Business was another love - oil de... View more info

Image for Black Fire  The True Story of the Original Tom Sawyer--and of the Mysterious Fires That Baptized Gold Rush-Era San Francisco

Black Fire The True Story of the Original Tom Sawyer--and of the Mysterious Fires That Baptized Gold Rush-Era San Francisco

By: Graysmith, Robert

Price: $16.50

Publisher: New York, Crown: 2012

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 18415

ISBN: 030772056X

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Light wear to DJ. Remainder dot on bottom page edges. Previous owner's initials on FFEP.; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; 9.30 X 6.60 X 1.20 inches; 268 pages; "The first biography of the little-known real-life Tom Sawyer (a friend of Mark Twain during his brief tenure as a California newspaper reporter), told through a harrowing account of Sawyer's involvement in the hunt for a serial arsonist who terrorized mid-nineteenth century San Franci... View more info

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Latin Among Lions Alvaro Guevara

By: Holman-Hunt, Diana

Price: $17.50

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph Ltd: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18420

ISBN: 0718112903

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


Book shows slight wear, some erasure on front free end paper, DJ has short tears with light chipping, price crossed out lower front flap.; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 313 pages; "Álvaro Guevara Reimers (Valparaíso, Chile, 13 July 1894 – Aix-en-Provence, France, 16 October 1951) was a painter, based in London and loosely associated with the Bloomsbury set." He studied art in Britain and due to his family's... View more info

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Ingersoll; a Biographical Appreciation

By: Kittredge, Herman Eugene

Price: $39.95

Publisher: New York, The Dresden Pub. Co: 1911

Seller ID: 13886

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Front hinge has been repaired with archival materials, some edge wear and scuffing of marbled paper covered boards, some soiling of last few pages; 3/4 Morocco leather binding with marbled paper covered boards, marbled endpapers, frontispiece with tissue guard and 8 B&W photos, top edge gilt. Facsimile of letter foldout. Pages appear to be laid paper, some of the fore edges roughly opened. A solid book. This book finished up the 12 volume set of Ingersoll's Works.; Inger... View more info

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Remember Butler; the Story of Sir William Butler

By: McCourt, Edward

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart: 1967

Edition: First Canadian Edition

Seller ID: 15036

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


Dust jacket worn and scuffed heavily chipped with short tears and creasing, ink transfer on front flap. Corners of red cloth covered boards lightly bumped, whited out name on front free end paper along with some erasure, small smudge bottom of frontispiece ; DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped, tight solid book. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 276 pages; Sir William Butler, an Irish officer in the British Army served in Canada during the first Riel R... View more info

Prophet of the wilderness Abraham Gesner

By: Mitcham, Allison

Price: $16.50

Publisher: Hantsport, NS, Lancelot Press: 1995

Seller ID: 14137

ISBN: 0889995818

Condition: Very Good-


Some creasing of front card cover; A tight solid book. ; Trade PB; B&W Illustrations; 208 pages; Geologist, explorer, inventor, author, and founder of the first Natural History Museum in Canada View more info

The Inlet Memoir of a Modern Pioneer

By: Piddington, Helen

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Madeira Park, BC, Harbour: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13981

ISBN: 1550172379

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Only slight wear; A bright, solid book, DJ in Mylar ; Color Illustrations; 0.74 x 9.85 x 6.87 Inches; 200 pages; "Yearning for the peace and isolation of the mid-coast wilderness, Helen Piddington and Dane Campbell turned their backs on the comforts of city life and moved to a derelict log cabin in Loughborough Inlet some 150 miles north of Vancouver." Scattered through book are color illustrations by Piddington. View more info

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Joseph Anton A Memoir

By: Rushdie, Salman

Price: $16.50

Publisher: Toronto, Knopf Canada: 2012

Edition: First Canadian Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 18620

ISBN: 0307401367

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


Light shelf wear is evident. ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; 9.30 X 5.90 X 1.70 inches; 636 pages; "On February 14, 1986, Valentine’s Day, Salman Rushdie was telephoned by a BBC journalist and told that he had been “sentenced to death” by the Ayatollah Khomeini, a voice reaching across the world from Iran to kill him in his own country. For the first time he heard the word fatwa. His crime? To have written a novel called The Satanic V... View more info

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James Cook, Maritime Scientist

By: Stamp, Tom & Cordelia Stamp

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Yorkshire, England, Caedmon of Whitby: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18006

ISBN: 0905355040

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


DJ and boards show some shelf wear, small 1/2" tear to top back of DJ. Gift inscriptions on FFEP. ; A tight solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector, unclipped. ; 8.58 X 5.43 X 0.47 inches; 159 pages View more info

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The Swans Fly Over

By: Uttley, Alison T. & C.F. Tunnicliffe (Illustrator)

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, Faber and Faber: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18806

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


DJ and boards show very light shelf wear.; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped.; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 139 pages; This is an memoir from the prolific children's author. Here she reminisces about the countryside where she grew up. View more info