Category: Biographies


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Thinking with Both Hands; Sir Daniel Wilson in the Old World and the New

By: Ash, Marinell & Elizabeth Hulse (editor)

Price: $37.50

Publisher: Toronto, University of Toronto Press: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18440

ISBN: 0802044433

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket

Only slight wear ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar. ; B&W Illustrations; 9.29 X 6.28 X 1.27 inches; 392 pages; "This book is an exhaustive look at the life and career of one of the last century's most interesting and accomplished educators. Widely admired in his own day, Sir Daniel Wilson has been largely forgotten. This collection reappraises his contribution to many fields of endeavour and to the development of the University of Toronto. As well as his own life and work, the authors examine aspects of Victorian culture and science through the prism of the career of this most in... View more info

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The Doctor Rode Side-saddle

By: Buck, Ruth Matheson

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland and Stewart: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 14710

ISBN: 0771017359

Condition: Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket

Signed by Author; DJ has a couple of short tears, spine faded. Extensive gift notation on front free end paper. ; Author inscription on title page, inscribed to the subject of gift inscription. A tight solid book. DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; B&W Illustrations; 175 pages; The remarkable story of Elizabeth Matheson stands out as a biography of one of Canada's extraordinary women and as a compelling picture of pioneer life on the prairies. One of Canada's first woman doctors, she was a determined, truly remarkable person, whose character and achievements, from her early days in ... View more info

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Hard Choices A Memoir

By: Clinton, Hillary Rodham

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 2014

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 19340

ISBN: 1476751447

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket

DJ and boards show some shelf wear and creasing. Half-title page is clipped on top corner. ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped.; Color Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 656 pages; "Hillary Rodham Clinton’s inside account of the crises, choices, and challenges she faced during her four years as America’s 67th Secretary of State, and how those experiences drive her view of the future. Secretary Clinton’s descriptions of diplomatic conversations at the highest levels offer readers a master class in international relations, as does her analysis of how ... View more info

Hommes d'État

By: Duff, A.B. & F. Galy

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Paris, France, Desclée de Brouwer: 1936

Seller ID: 14080

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket

3 individual volumes without DJ's or slipcase, light soil to beige cloth covered boards, light foxing on a few pages, light bumping of corners; Black and brown titles and design stamped onto front and spine, bright, solid books, hinges intact, text unmarked, mitered edges. Text in French; 3 Tomes (3 volumes); B&W Illustrations; 1944 pages; Volume 1 contains Philip of Macedon (Philippe de Macédoine) by Victor Chapot, Caius Gracchus by André Oltramare, Sylla by Léon Homo, Constantine (Constantin) by Jean-Remy Palanque, Theodoric the Great (Théodoric le Grand) by Maurice Rey and Nicephorus II... 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