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How Come I'm Dead

By: McDonald, Glen

Price: $16.95

Publisher: Surrey, BC, Hancock House: 1985

Seller ID: 19032

ISBN: 0888391870

Condition: Very Good


Card covers show light corner curl shelf wear, pages yellowed, initials on fly leaf. ; A tight solid book. ; B&W Illustrations; 8.30 X 5.60 X 0.80 inches; 264 pages; ".. Covers the highlights of 26 years in the career of Judge Glen McDonald, who was the colorful and often controversial Vancouver Coroner from 1954-1980 and Supervisory Coroner for the Province of British Columbia." Some of the cases covered are the death of Errol Flynn, the crash of a TCA North Sta... View more info

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Stanley - Sorcerers Apprentice

By: McLynn, Frank

Price: $17.50

Publisher: London, Constable and Co.: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18196

ISBN: 0094702209

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


DJ shows light shelf wear.; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 499 pages; "This is the second volume of Frank McLynn's biography of Henry Morton Stanley. It covers the years 1877 to 1904. During this period of his life King Leopold II of the Belgians was a dominant figure. The complexity of Stanley's relationahsip with Leopold is here described - a story of emotional duplicity and double-dealing... View more info

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Jock McMeekan's Yellowknife Blade

By: McMeekan, Jock

Price: $14.50

Publisher: Duncan, BC, Lambrecht Publications: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16963

ISBN: 0919383084

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


DJ has small tears. Light shelfwear to DJ and boards. ; Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 162 pages; McMeekan's look at Yellowknife, its history, uranium mining, prospectors, trappers, bush pilots etc. View more info

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Jackie Kennedy Onassis

By: Miller, Marvin

Price: $15.00

Publisher: City of Industry, CA, Collectors Publications: 1968

Seller ID: 17107

Condition: Very Good


Some scuffing and light soil to white card covers, only light edgewear. ; A bright, solid book ; B&W and Colour photographs; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; Unpaginated pages; Published following the marriage of Jackie Kennedy to Aristotle Onassis. Contains brief biography of "the most famous bridegroom in the world". Most of book is photos in both color and b/w of Jackie and members of the Kennedy family during the White House years. 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

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Umsebenzi

By: Molefe, Michael

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Self Published: 1968

Seller ID: 16123

Condition: Very Good-


Light wear to extremities of white card covers, corners bumped, soiling to covers. ; A tight solid book. Stapled wraps. ; Trade PB; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 57 pages; A personal account by the author of his life in South Africa, where he worked as a company chauffeur for John Deere (PTY) Ltd. View more info

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Hartland de Montarville Molson Man of Honour

By: Molson, Karen

Price: $14.50

Publisher: Richmond Hill ON, Firefly Books: 2006

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 17014

ISBN: 155407150X

Condition: Near Fine


Only light wear to card covers with french flaps ; A bright, solid book ; 9.60 X 6.80 X 1.20 inches; 328 pages; " Hartland Molson's life spanned almost a century that included two world wars, Prohibition, the Depression, major political upheaval, and massive social and industrial change. Born in 1907 to great wealth and privilege, he used his numerous talents wisely and lived his life with integrity. A vigorous and active entrepreneur, he was intimately connected to ... View more info

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Lord Byron Accounts Rendered

By: Moore, Doris Langley

Price: $16.95

Publisher: London, John Murray Publishers: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18648

ISBN: 0719530954

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


Light shelfwear is evident to DJ and boards, light soil back panel of dustjacket.; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 511 pages; In order to fill out the short life of Lord Byron the author has scoured the papers of Byron's friends, publisher, executor, bankers for hints to the last years of his life. Many clues were found by tracing the money he spent View more info

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The History of the Northern Interior of British Columbia

By: Morice, A.G. (Adrian Gabriel)

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Smithers BC, Interior Stationary: 1978

Edition: Facsimile

Seller ID: 17971

ISBN: 0919213979

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


Light edge wear to book & DJ, top fore corner a little bumped, ; It seems that the ISBN for this is the same for both the trade paperback and hardcover editions - this is the hardcover edition. A bright, solid book, DJ in Mylar. Small foldout map bound in after list of illustrations (Map of New Caledonia, undated), a larger map in fine condition in pocket attached to back board. This is based on a 1907 map (by Morice) of Northern British Columbia . Appendices and index... View more info

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Time at War A Memoir

By: Mosley, Nicholas

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 2006

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 17015

ISBN: 029785240X

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Only light wear to book & dustjacket ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped.; B&W Photographs; 7.80 X 5.28 X 1.10 inches; 180 pages; "Nicholas Mosley, son of Oswald Mosley and his first wife, is an admired novelist, most famous for ACCIDENT, filmed by Joseph Losey from a Harold Pinter screenplay and starring Dirk Bogarde. Although he has previously published an autobiography, Nicholas Mosley has hitherto avoided writing about his WWII experience, in w... View more info

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Yûn-nan, South of the Clouds My life in Southwest China from 1939-1951

By: Muir, Gladys

Price: $15.95

Publisher: White Rock, BC, Self Published: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 18477

Condition: Very Good


Signed by Author; Light wear to white card covers, previous owner's name on front fly leaf. ; Signed by author on front fly. A tight solid book. ; Trade PB; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 319 pages; Gladys Muir and her husband Frank served as missionaries in China during a tumultuous period in Chinese history. View more info

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WHEELS WITHIN WHEELS

By: Murphy, Dervla

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New Haven, CT, Ticknor & Fields: 1980

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 16176

ISBN: 0899190065

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


Light wear to extremities. DJ has small tears, scuffing. ; DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. A tight solid book. ; 8.30 X 5.80 X 1 inches; 236 pages; A first-hand account of the life of travel writer Dervla Murphy in which she tells of her early life in Lismore, Co. Waterford, in her rather unusual household. Her father was the county librarian and her mother a chronic invalid. An only child, Dervla was allowed from the age of seven to freely roam on her own. View more info

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Irish Lives

By: Neary, Bernard

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Dublin, Lenhar Publications: 1989

Edition: 1st Thus

Seller ID: 16187

ISBN: 073161321X

Condition: Very Good


Some scuffing and light edge wear to green card covers. ; A bright, solid book ; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 104 pages; Brief biographies of Irish personalities in Western Australia View more info

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Haing Ngor: A Cambodian Odyssey

By: Ngor, Haing & Roger Warner

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Macmillan: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16959

ISBN: 0025893300

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


Shelfwear to DJ and cloth boards, a light lean to book ; A bright solid book. Dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped.; B&W Photographs; 9.10 X 6.20 X 1.60 inches; 478 pages; The autobiography of Haing Ngor, a Cambodian who survived the execution squads of the Khmer Rouge communists in his homeland, and went on to tell the story in the move "The Killing Fields", which won him the Best Supporting Actor Oscar. "Ngor spent four years as a "war slave" under th... View more info

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Laughter on the Stairs

By: Nichols, Beverley

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18957

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


Dustjacket chipped with short tears, spine discolored, base of books spine a little soiled ; Coloured decorative endpapers and B&W illustrations throughout. DJ in protective Brodart cover, unclipped. Green paper covered boards over yellow cloth spine ; Merry Hall Trilogy #2; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 256 pages; "In this, the second volume of the Merry Hall trilogy, Nichols is less concerned with his garden and more with his house, but the story does include the memo... View more info

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Letters from Egypt A Journey on the Nile, 1849-1850

By: Nightingale, Florence

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New York, Grove Press: 1988

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 18334

ISBN: 0802115322

Condition: Very Good in Very Good+ dust jacket


DJ shows light shelf wear, FFEP has been clipped on upper fore corner; A bright, solid book dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; 8.90 X 7.60 X 1 inches; 223 pages; "Nightingale, well known for her dedication to and reform of nursing, was also a prolific letter writer. In November 1849 she spent five months sailing from Alexandria to Abu Simbel and back. On that journey she wrote many letters to her family in England, vividly and in great detail describing the ruins, the... View more info

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Time of Their Lives The Dionne Tragedy

By: Nihmey, John & Stuart Foxman

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Ottawa, NIVA Publishing: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13652

ISBN: 0921043007

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


A little bumped head & tail of spine ; A bright, solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; 0.9 x 9.3 x 6.2 Inches; 222 pages; "a fictionalized account of actual events. Research included studying hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles dating from the eight-year period covered in this book; viewing numerous newsreels and feature films from the same period; examining a number of post-mortem documentaries of the Dionne phenomenon; and conducting many pe... View more info

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Wo Lee Stories Memories of a Childhood in Nelson, B.C.

By: Norris, John

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Self Published: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18973

ISBN: 0969276400

Condition: Very Good+


Dark red card covers show very light shelf wear.; A bright, solid book ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 52 pages; The author recounts various stories relating to growing up in Nelson, British Columbia. View more info

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SPOKEN IN JEST

By: Norwood, Gilbert

Price: $18.50

Publisher: Toronto, ON, Macmillan Company of Canada: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1970

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. DJ discoloured, some wear to edges and extemities. Lightly bumped bottom corners. Laid paper with side and bottom edges untrimmed. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 209 pages; Norwood was a Professor of Classics in Britain for many years until he was offered the position of Professor of Classics and Director of Classical Studies in Toronto in 1928. A series of humourous newspaper and magazine pieces on a wide and varied field of sub... View more info

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From Romance to Reality; the Story of Canadian WWII Brides

By: O'Hara, Peggy

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Cobalt ON, Highway Book Shop: 1983

Edition: First Edition; Second Printing

Seller ID: 18464

ISBN: 0889542856

Condition: Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket


Boards show light wear, dustjacket shows some wear and light soil with short tears, creasing and chipping. ; A tight solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 311 pages; The author has gone to the source, interviewing a number of WWII war brides to find out how their experiences compare to her own. Many of them provided photos from that time. View more info