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Image for Go Ahead or Go Home The Trethewey Story

Go Ahead or Go Home The Trethewey Story

By: Sleigh, Daphne

Price: $19.50

Publisher: Abbotsford, BC, Vicarro Publishing: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19092

ISBN: 0969867808

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Boards show very light shelf wear.; A bright, solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; B&W Photographs; 9.4 X 6.4 X 0.9 inches; 227 pages; "This book is the story of five generations of the Trethewey family. They originally made their name in the lumber industry, owning large sawmills and numerous logging operations in the Fraser Valley, where the family were early pioneers. The towns of Abbotsford, Mission and Harrison Mills ( and to a lesser extent Chil... View more info

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Long Lance The true story of an impostor

By: Smith, Donald B

Price: $18.50

Publisher: Toronto, Macmillan of Canada: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18490

ISBN: 0771595859

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


DJ shows some shelf wear with small tears and light chipping, scuffing, small bump top edge of book. Pages are toned; A tight solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; B&W Illustrations; 8.50 X 5.70 X 1.20 inches; 304 pages; "At the turn of the century, a boy named Sylvester Long, the son of mixed blood parents, living in the "colored" section of Winston-Salem NC, signed on with a traveling Wild West show where he fell in with the Indians who work... View more info

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From the Land of Shadows The Making of Grey Owl

By: Smith, Donald B.

Price: $19.50

Publisher: Saskatoon, SK, Western Producer Prairie Books: 1990

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 16095

ISBN: 0888333099

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Signed by Author; Minor creasing to dust jacket edges, front flap creased.; Signed by author on title page. DJ in Mylar. A bright, solid book.; B&W Photographs, maps; 9.10 X 6.30 X 1.10 inches; 320 pages; "Grey Owl was born Archibald Stansfeld Belaney in 1888, in Hastings, England. He died in 1938 in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, as the famed North American Indian conservationist Grey Owl. On emigrating to Canada, he spent his early years as a trapper in northern Ont... View more info

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Young Mr. Smith in Upper Canada

By: Smith, Larratt William & Mary Larratt Smith (editor)

Price: $22.50

Publisher: Toronto, University of Toronto Press: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 18564

ISBN: 0802023762

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


Signed by Author; DJ has short tears and light chipping, creasing to upper edge.; Inscribed by the editor, the author's granddaughter. A tight solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; B&W Illustrations; 9.30 X 6.10 X 1.10 inches; 215 pages; Larratt William Smith (1820-1905), a lawyer, not notable in his own right but his diaries give a revealing view of life in Upper Canada. These diaries are edited and presented here by his granddaughter. View more info

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The Life and Lines of a Pioneer

By: Smith, Stanley J.

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Chilliwack BC, Vista Heritage Books: 1980

Edition: 1st

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 18391

Condition: Very Good


Signed by Author; Light wear to pictorial card covers ; Signed by the author on acknowledgment page. Photos and poetry throughout. A bright, solid book ; B&W Illustrations; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; This was written in honour of the the author's grandmother, Annie Smith who moved with her husband and sons from Nottingham England to the Canadian Prairies to set down roots. Her life experiences and Christian beliefs inspired the poetry she was known for. View more info

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A Soldier's Disgrace

By: Snyder, Don J.

Price: $16.50

Publisher: Dublin NH, Yankee Books: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16431

ISBN: 0899091393

Condition: Fine in Very Good dust jacket


Some creasing to front panel of dust jacket, old price sticker on DJ. ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped.; 9 X 6.30 X 1.10 inches; 254 pages; Ronald Alley died trying to clear his name. His widow continued the battle. He had been captured by the Koreans during the police action and vilified by the lies of other prisoners at a later court martial. Alley and his wife begged Snyder to help clear his name but unfortunately he died in the 1970s before Snyd... View more info

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THE LIFE OF NELSON

By: Southey, Robert Esq. Lld.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, William Tegg: circa 1870

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 2994

Condition: Very Good-


24mo 5" - 6" tall; 408 pages; Purple cloth covered boards with gilt print on spine and black blind stamped design on front. Hinges intact. Colour frontispiece and 9 B&W engravings. First 35 pages of text is a biography of Southey dated 1867. The book is not dated but probably comes from 1870's or 80's. This is a solid little book. Corners are bumped, light edgewear. Some careless student has spilled black ink on the back board with small spots on spine & front, ... 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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Survival; The Story of My Life

By: Sterling, Ruth Story

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Juneau, AK, Self Published: 1992

Seller ID: 10362

Condition: Very Good


Only slight wear to white card covers ; A bright solid, book ; Trade PB; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 220 pages; A family history that takes them from Oklahoma to the gold hills of Alaska. After moving around to various gold mining towns, she and her husband decide to pull up stakes in Colorado and move their family to Alaska. View more info

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Webster and His Master-pieces

By: Tefft, B. F

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Auburn, Miller, Orton & Mulligan: 1854

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10912

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Dark brown cloth covered boards worn at extremities, corners bumped, chipped head & tail of spine and a few chips along edges of spine. Some soil of page edges, a few spots in text ; A tight solid book, hinges intact, frontispiece of Webster with tissue guard, blind stamped design front and back boards, gilt titles on spine ; 498 pages; This volume of the set is the biography of Daniel Webster View more info

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The Dionnes

By: Tesher, Ellie

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Toronto, Doubleday Canada: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19009

ISBN: 0385258437

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


Light wear to book, dustjacket shows light chipping and creasing ; A bright, solid book dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; 9.1 X 6.3 X 1.2 inches; 324 pages; A sensitive and candid inside account of the struggles of the Dionne quintuplets, from "million-dollar babies" to impoverished adults, and their ultimate triumph in the battle for compensation after years of exploitation. In February 1998, a press conference was held by three tired 63-year-old women, who held... View more info

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The Last Train to Zona Verde My Ultimate African Safari

By: Theroux, Paul

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart: 2013

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16705

ISBN: 0771085095

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; Maps; 9.25 X 6.14 X 1.57 inches; 353 pages; "Theroux first came to Africa as a twenty-two-year-old Peace Corps volunteer, and the pull of the vast land never left him. Now he returns, after fifity years on the road, to explore the little-travelled territory of western Africa and to take stock both of the place and of himself." View more info

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The Sailor

By: Thompson, Sydney

Price: $16.95

Publisher: Peterborough ON, Transcontinental Printing: 2002

Edition: First Edition; Second Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 15877

ISBN: 0968227473

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


Signed by Author; Light wear to extremities, tape remnant on FFEP ; Inscribed by the author on the front free end paper. DJ in mylar, unclipped. A bright, solid book.; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 317 pages; This is an autobiography in the 3rd person. Thompson served on the Athabaskan during the Korean War View more info

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Lugard in Africa

By: Thomson, A. A. & Dorothy Middleton

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Robert Hale: 1959

Edition: 1st UK Edition

Seller ID: 18774

Condition: Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket


Dustjacket chipped with short tears, light soil. Small bookshop sticker base of front pastedown. ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped.; B&W maps; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 189 pages; Frederick John Dealtry Lugard, 1st Baron Lugard (22 January 1858 – 11 April 1945) had a varied and distinguished career as a soldier, explorer and colonial administrator. He is best known for his work in Nigeria, where "he raised the West Africa Frontier Force, curb... View more info

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The Journey of Martin Nadaud; A Life and Turbulent Times

By: Tindall, Gillian

Price: $16.95

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16639

ISBN: 0701168676

Condition: Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket


Tanning of pages as is common in British publications of this era ; Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. A bright, solid book.; B&W Photographs; 8.50 X 5.51 X 1.18 inches; 310 pages; "An exceptional work of miniaturist history that recreates through the life of a little-known figure the turbulent worlds of Paris and London in the mid-nineteenth century." "Martin Nadaud (1815-1898) was a prominent and self-made figure of 19th-century French politics. Nadaud... View more info

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John F. Kennedy War Hero

By: Tregaskis, Richard

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Dell: 1962 (1964)

Edition: 1st; Third Printing

Seller ID: 17110

Condition: Very Good-


Covers creased with some wear to corners, erasure of pencil marks on front fly leaf, a few pages at back of book show staining at fore edge. A few pages dog-eared, back card cover a little soiled. ; A tight solid book. ; 8.43 X 5.85 X 0.73 inches; 223 pages; Dell F149 paperback original. Essentially the story of Jack Kennedy and PT-109, published during his presidency. View more info

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A Horseman and the West

By: Trotter, Beecham; Arthur Hawkes

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Toronto, Macmillan Company of Canada: 1925

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15582

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Brown cloth covered boards are worn with corners a little bumped. Front hinge split but taped and still strong. Previous owner's name stamped on front pastedown, some pencil underlining. ; Pebbled cloth covered board blind stamped, small gilt design on front, gilt titles on spine. Two B&W plates including frontispiece. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 304 pages; Mr. Trotter with the help of Arthur Hawkes has written an account of the pioneering beginnings of Brandon, Mani... View more info

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Hudson's Bay Trader

By: Tweedsmuir, Lord

Price: $19.95

Publisher: London, Clerke & Cockeran: 1951

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 18866

Condition: Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket


DJ shows light shelf wear with short tears, chipping, light soil. Tape remnants on inside front and back DJ flaps. ; A tight solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector, unclipped. Illustrated throughout by photographs which were, for the most part, the author's own. ; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 176 pages; The second Lord Tweedsmuir, oldest son of the author, John Buchan, spent a number of years in Canada. He was also John Buchan but better known... View more info

AGAINST THE TIDES

By: Tylor, Carollyne

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Canada, Self Published: 1983

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3585

Condition: Fine with no dust jacket


Signed by Author; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 286 pages; Privately Printed, Blue boards with gilt print. The life of Alfred James Parker. Inscribed By Author. Small bump top corner. 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