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Image for Pioneer of the North  The story of Rolla and Elsie Richmond as to to George R. Upton

Pioneer of the North The story of Rolla and Elsie Richmond as to to George R. Upton

By: Larson, Ethel

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Victoria, BC, Self Published: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18966

Condition: Very Good+


Card covers show light shelf wear.; A bright, solid book, covers uncreased. ; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 48 pages; This brief biography is a combination pioneering story and religious revelation. View more info

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Unsinkable; My Untold Story

By: Laumann, Silken

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Toronto, Harper Collins Canada: 2014

Edition: 1st

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 17317

ISBN: 1443419079

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Signed by Author; Small ding on back panel of dust jacket, only light edge wear ; Inscribed by author on front free end paper. A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; 9.06 X 6.06 X 1.26 inches; 292 pages; The autobiography of the amazing Olympic rower, who came back from a leg-shattering accident 10 weeks prior to the 1992 Summer Olympics to finish in the Bronze Medal position. Laumann talks about both her professional and personal life, her children and... View more info

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Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis 1929-1994

By: Lawliss, Charles

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, J G Press: 1994

Seller ID: 17108

ISBN: 1572150408

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


One inch tear with creasing top of spine, light chipping ; A bright, solid book Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; B&W and Colour photographs; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 107 + photos pages; A commemorative book, published the year of her death, chronicling her life from childhood through her debutante years, courtship by and marriage to JFK, the assassinations, marriage to Onassis, subsequent work with social causes, and her final days in New York. View more info

Image for River Queen  The Amazing Story of Tugboat Titan Lucille Johnstone

River Queen The Amazing Story of Tugboat Titan Lucille Johnstone

By: Levy, Paul

Price: $22.50

Publisher: Madeira Park, BC, Harbour Publishing: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17070

ISBN: 1550173693

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Only slight wear to book and dust jacket ; Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. A bright, solid book.; B&W Photographs; 8.90 X 6.20 X 1 inches; 272 pages; "Rivtow was just a three-boat log-towing operation when Lucille Johnstone came aboard as an unskilled girl Friday in the late 1940s. By the 1980s, Rivtow had taken over its biggest rival to become one of the giants of the marine transportation industry with connections worldwide, and Lucille was the driving forc... View more info

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Beyond The Great Slave Lake

By: Lodge, Tom

Price: $40.00

Publisher: London, Cassell & Company: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14810

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


DJ shows only light wear and a couple of short tears, light creasing. Some soil to page edges, gift notation on front free end paper. ; A bright, solid book, DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. Wraparound jacket art ; B&W Photographs; 18 year old Tom Lodge, grandson of physicist and psychic researcher Sir Oliver Lodge, sets out for the wilds of Canada in 1954 seeking adventure and finding it; as a cowboy in Alberta; as an ice fisherman on Great Slave Lake, survivin... View more info

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March Past; a Memoir

By: Lovat, Lord

Price: $65.00

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld and Nicolson: 1979

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 17462

ISBN: 0297774565

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


DJ shows light shelf wear.; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; B&W Photographs; 9.21 X 6.54 X 1.50 inches; 399 pages; A memoir of his military experiences by Lovat, including the D-Day landing (one of the featured sequences of the film 'The Longest Day' is Lord Lovat leading his troops along the beach at Normandy with bagpipes playing behind him). "Lord Lovat is well known for his gallantry and legendary exploits as a commando leader during WWII.... View more info

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A Cabin in Clayoquot

By: Lowther, Christine

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Gabriola Island, BC, Pacific Edge Publishing: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17057

ISBN: 1895110491

Condition: Very Good+


Card covers show light shelfwear, light soiling. ; A tight solid book. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 118 pages; A journal by the author, outlining her environmental activism on the west coast of Vancouver Island, in and around the Clayoquot Sound area. View more info

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ONIONS IN THE STEW

By: MacDonald, Betty

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott Company: 1955

Edition: First Edition; Fifth Printing

Seller ID: 18412

Condition: Very Good in Fair dust jacket


Book has gift inscription on FFEP. DJ shows shelf wear, with tears, chipping and scuffing. ; A tight solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector, hinges intact; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 256 pages; A humorous look at life on Vashon Island in Puget Sound from the author of The Egg and I. View more info

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Down North

By: MacDonald, Malcolm

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press: 1943

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18059

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


DJ shows shelf wear with tears, creasing and chipping, spine lightly faded. ; A tight solid book, hinges intact. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector, unclipped. Endpapers feature art by Thoreau Macdonald, B&W plates throughout. ; B&W Plates; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 274 pages; Malcolm John MacDonald was a British politician who was appointed High Commissioner of Canada in March 1941. In the performance of his duties he took a two week tour of northern Canada in Au... View more info

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J.S.Woodsworth A Man to Remember

By: MacInnis, Grace

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Toronto, The Macmillan Company of Canada Ltd.: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18971

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dust jacket


DJ shows shelf wear, with creasing, tears and chipping. Sun-faded on spine and front top edge. ; A tight solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. Laid in is a creased copy of the In Memoriam from his Memorial Service which was held in the Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver March 29,1942 ; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 336 pages; The author of this biography is Woodsworth's daughter who continued his work, trying to improve conditions for workers. ... View more info

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End of Steel

By: MacIntyre, D. E.

Price: $13.50

Publisher: Toronto, Peter Martin Associates: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15989

ISBN: 0887780687

Condition: Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket


Dustjacket chipped and scuffed with short tear top front panel. Previous owner's name back of front free end paper. ; A bright, solid book, green and white DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; B&W Illustrations; 8.40 X 5.10 X 0.80 inches; 133 pages; This is a first person narrative of the author's life in the early 1900's Montreal and his years working for the Canadian Pacific Railway. View more info

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McNab of Dundurn

By: MacRae, Marion

Price: $16.50

Publisher: Toronto, ON, Clarke, Irwin: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4631

ISBN: 0772004935

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket


Signed by Author; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 240 pages; Signed by author on title page. DJ in mylar. DJ has some soiling, small tears and chipping, price clipped. The biography of Sir Allan MacNab, the owner of Dundurn Castle, which was renovated by the City of Hamilton (Ontario) as its Centennial project. Allan MacNab was a railway promoter, Upper Canada government official, suppressor of the 1837 Rebellion, and builder of Dundurn Castle. View more info

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Wandjuk Marika Life Story

By: Marika, Wandjuk & Jennifer Isaacs

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Saint Lucia, Queensland, AU, University of Queensland Press: 1995

Seller ID: 17382

ISBN: 0702225649

Condition: Very Good


Light edgewear and scuffing of heavy card covers with french flaps. Gift notation to previous owner ; Colour photographs; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 176 pages; "Autobiography of one of Australia's greatest indigenous statesmen, artists, religious leaders, who died in 1987; also poet, dreamer, champion of land rights, and all round magnificent ambassador for his people. As told to family member, author Jennifer Isaacs (Yolngu name Miwura)." View more info

Image for What's Past is Prologue The Memoirs of Vincent Massey

What's Past is Prologue The Memoirs of Vincent Massey

By: Massey, Vincent

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Toronto, The Macmillan Co.: 1963

Edition: First Edition; Second Printing

Seller ID: 17262

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


DJ has short tears, light chipping and scuffing. Price-clipped. ; A tight solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 540 pages; Massey was the first Canadian-born individual to serve as Canada's governor general and he proved to be a successful transition for the office away from occupants who had consistently been both members of the peerage and born overseas. His best known accomplishments were for being involved... View more info

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A Year in the Life of Andy Warhol

By: McCabe, David

Price: $18.95

Publisher: London, Phaidon Press: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18492

ISBN: 0714843229

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


Heavy opaque mylar has short tears head and tail of spine, book shows only slight wear. ; A bright, solid book, Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. Titles in green on dust jacket, images on front and back boards. ; B&W Illustrations; 9 X 6.42 X 1.24 inches; 240 pages; "In late 1964 Andy Warhol commissioned young fashion photographer David McCabe to document his daily activities for one year. During the course of this project, whenever the artist called McCabe wou... View more info

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Tales of an Old Bold Pilot Who Lived to Tell His Story of Flying The North

By: McCallum, Jack & Stephen Hill (as told to)

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Sicamous, BC, Hummingbird Press: 2006

Edition: Second Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 14521

ISBN: 0973600306

Condition: Very Good+


Signed by Author; Light edge wear to pictorial card covers, previous owner's name on FFEP, small spot on back cover. ; A bright, solid book, signed by author on title page ; Trade PB View more info

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Clearing In the West My Own Story

By: McClung, Nellie

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Toronto, Thomas Allen: 1935

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 18257

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Signed by Author; Tan cloth boards show some shelf wear, light soiling. Previous owner's name on half-title page. Small piece of paper cut out of another book with book related poem pasted onto front pastedown. On front fee end paper is what appears to be a glossy sheet with photo of McClung and brief bio taped in with attendant tape stains ; Signed and dated by the author. A tight solid book, hinges intact; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 378 pages; McClung's personal acco... View more info

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The Stream Runs Fast; My Own Story

By: McClung, Nellie L.

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Toronto, Thomas Allen Limited: 1945

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 16698

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Brown paper covered boards with silver print shows some edge wear, corners bumped ; A tight solid book, hinges intact; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 316 pages; This is a continuation of her autobiography 'Clearing in the West', published in 1935. That book ends with two young people standing on the rear platfom of a train 101 miles southwest of Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1896. This book continues through some tumultuous times, marriage to Robert McClung, the birth of her childre... 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

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'Tis Me Again, B'y!

By: McDonald, Andy

Price: $16.50

Publisher: St. John's, Newfoundland, Breakwater: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 16855

ISBN: 0920911420

Condition: Very Good+


Signed by Author; Light shelfwear and corner curl to card covers. ; Signed in an old man's shaky handwriting by the author on the title page. A bright, solid book.; 8.90 X 5.90 X 0.50 inches; 175 pages; This is MacDonald's fourth book of humourous anecdotes about growing up and living in Nova Scotia, that outpost of Scottish culture. View more info