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Image for Ship ahoy, sagebrush  An immigrant's tale

Ship ahoy, sagebrush An immigrant's tale

By: Van El, Alannah

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Vancouver BC, Seas Star Press: 1994

Seller ID: 15956

ISBN: 0969746210

Condition: Near Fine


Only slight wear to card covers; Bright solid book ; Trade PB; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 111 pages; An account of a family's immigration experience. View more info

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Who's Who of Canadian Women, 1986

By: Various

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Toronto, ON, Trans-Canada Press: 1985

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 10743

ISBN: 0920966284

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket


Fore corners bumped, small notation on first blank page, DJ scuffed with short tears, missing front free end paper ; A tight solid book. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 549 pages View more info

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Autobiography of a Pennsylvania Dutchman

By: Weaver, Samuel P.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Vantage Press: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15315

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


Dust jacket chipped faded scuffed and creased, with a few short tears. ; Signed by Weaver on the front free end paper. A tight solid book. DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 228 pages; "The book is not an autobiography in the usual sense. Actually it is three books in one. First the author presents an illuminating account of his Pensylvania Dutch ancestors ; second, a record of his own distinguished career as lawyer, university pro... View more info

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The Cost of Freedom; Door of Hope

By: Weniger, George; Lois Light (translator)

Price: $15.95

Publisher: Vancouver, BC, Minor Publications: 1956

Edition: First English Edition

Seller ID: 11388

Condition: Near Fine in Good dust jacket


DJ chipped and soiled with short tears ; DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, a tight solid book. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 243 pages; A young man growing up in Nazi Germany yearns to work as a journalist in the movie industry. He secretly makes contacts with people in Berlin and Breslau but the repressive Nazi party dashes his hopes in Germany and Czechoslovakia so he makes his way to England with his girlfriend and eventually on to western Canada and British Columbia wher... View more info

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Memories of the Skeena

By: Wicks, Walter

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Saanichton, BC, Hancock House: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12173

ISBN: 0919654622

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


Light edge wear chipping & creasing to DJ ; A bright, solid book, DJ in Mylar ; B&W Photographs; Wicks worked many different jobs - fisherman, carpenter, telegraph repairman in his life near the Skeena River View more info

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Byng of Vimy General and Governor General

By: Williams, Jeffery

Price: $34.95

Publisher: London, Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd: 1983

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: 16739

ISBN: 0436571102

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Only light wear to book & DJ ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped.; 9 X 6.30 X 1.50 inches; 392 pages; "Field Marshal the Viscount Byng of Vimy did not fit into the conventional mould in the Army, as Governor-General of Canada or as Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police. Few officers commanded more widespread affection from their troops, or knew them and treated them with such respect as he did. Beginning with dramatic reforms in dress and living ... View more info

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My Memories

By: Wood, Cornelia R.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Edmonton, AB, Uvisco Press: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13578

ISBN: 0919873022

Condition: Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket


DJ chipped with a few short tape repaired tears, small sticker shadow on front panel of DJ ; A bright, solid book, DJ in Mylar ; B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 664 pages; An American by birth but very much a Canadian in thought and action, Mrs. Wood was undeterred by early political losses in Alberta. She became one of the first women to sit in the Alberta Legislature and a force in the Social Credit movement. View more info

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Gabriel Dumont The Metis chief and his lost world

By: Woodcock, George

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Edmonton, AB, Hurtig: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16800

ISBN: 0888300956

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket


DJ has small tears and chipping, light shelfwear to edges of boards. Gift notation on title page in ink. ; Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector, a tight solid book. ; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 256 pages; "Gabriel Dumont (December 1837 – May 19, 1906) was a leader of the Métis people of what is now Western Canada. In 1873 Dumont was elected to the presidency of the short-lived republic of St. Laurent; afterward he continued to play a leading rol... View more info

Image for Sowing Glory  The Memoirs of "Mary Ambree"

Sowing Glory The Memoirs of "Mary Ambree"

By: Wren, Percival Christopher

Price: $68.85

Publisher: London, Frederick A. Stokes: 1931

Edition: 1st UK; Second Printing

Seller ID: 12584

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


DJ chipped with short tears, and some discoloration, dime sized chip top fore edge. Someone has applied a strip of tape on the bottom edge of the DJ and at the base of the spine. Previous owner's name in small script on FFEP. Book, with light brown cloth covered boards, shows only light wear ; DJ in Mylar, tight solid book, hinges intact; 380 pages; In his preface to this book Wren explains how he received a diary from "Mary Ambree" with the request that he edit ... View more info

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Half of Man is Woman; a novel

By: Xianliang, Zhang; trans. by Martha Avery

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Toronto, ON, Lester & Orpen Dennys: 1988

Edition: First Canadian Edition

Seller ID: 12213

ISBN: 0886191866

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


Small spot bottom page edges, light edge wear to dustjacket ; DJ in Mylar, bright, solid book ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 285 pages; "Poet Zhang Yonglin is sentenced to a labor camp he ironically describes as a haven amidst the hysteria of the Chinese Cultural Revolution. After he marries a woman he had seen eight years earlier, the story becomes, on one level, an analogy between his temporary sexual impotence and the postion of intellectuals. A year later he is rea... View more info

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Special Deluxe A Memoir of Life & Cars

By: Young, Neil

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New York, Blue Rider Press: 2014

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 19024

ISBN: 0399172084

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Only slight wear; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. Coloured car illustrations by Young throughout; Colour Illustrations; 9.1 X 6.0 X 1.5 inches; 400 pages; " in Special Deluxe, Young has fashioned a second work of extraordinary reminiscences about his Canadian boyhood, his musical influences, his family, the rock ’n’ roll life, and one of his deepest, most ebullient passions: cars. Through the framework of the many vehicles he’s collected a... View more info