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Along Came the Witch (HC) A Journal in the 1960'S

By: Bevington, Helen Smith

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 19218

ISBN: 0151050805

Condition: Very Good in Very Good+ dust jacket


Signed by Author; DJ and board show very light shelf wear. Light soiling to top page edges. ; Stated first edition. A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. Inscribed by the author on the blank page before the half title. ; 8.2 X 5.3 X 1.1 inches; 223 pages; Bevington's life with her husband during the eventful years of the 1960s, their travels, the renowned people they met etc. View more info

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The Wife's Tale A Personal History

By: Edemariam, Aida

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London, 4th Estate/ HARPER COLLINS: 2018

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 19500

ISBN: 0007459602

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Signed by Author; Only slight wear ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped.; 8.6 X 5.7 X 1.3 inches; 314 pages; "A hundred years ago, a girl was born in the northern Ethiopian city of Gondar. Before she was ten years old, Yetemegnu was married to a man two decades her senior, an ambitious poet-priest. Over her lifetime her world changed beyond recognition. She witnessed Fascist invasion and occupation, Allied bombardment and exile from her city, the ascent and fall of Emperor Haile Selassie, revolution and civil war. She endured all these things alongside parenthood, widowho... 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 the break-up of her first marriage. "Just ten weeks before the 1992 Olympic Games, Silken Laumann, the reigning world c... View more info

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The Pigeon Tunnel Stories from My Life

By: Le Carré, John

Price: $22.50

Publisher: Toronto, Viking: 2016

Edition: First Canadian Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 19493

ISBN: 0735232547

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Front free end paper lightly creased. Only slight wear ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped.; 9.1 X 5.8 X 1.2 inches; 310 pages; "From his years serving in British Intelligence during the Cold War, to a career as a writer that took him from war-torn Cambodia to Beirut on the cusp of the 1982 Israeli invasion to Russia before and after the collapse of the Berlin Wall, John le Carré has always written from the heart of modern times. In this, his first memoir, le Carré is as funny as he is incisive, reading into the events he witnesses the same moral ambiguity with which ... 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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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 in the establishment of The National Library of Canada and Canada Council of the Arts. He was the older brother of actor Ray... 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 account of growing up Manitoba in the 1800's. Common to the period she only received 6 years of education. In spite of and becaus... View more info