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

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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Abraham Cristall The Story of a Simple Man

By: Cashman, Tony

Price: $16.50

Publisher: Edmonton, AB, Self Published: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19316

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Red cloth boards show very light shelf wear.; A bright, solid book.; B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 34 pages; "EDMONTON, capital of Alberta, Canada. Edmonton was first incorporated as a town in 1892. At that time, there were about 700 permanent residents. Founded on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River on the site of the former Hudson's Bay Company's Fort Edmonton, it gradually began to attract settlers. Abraham and Rebecca Cristall, Edmonton's first Jews, arrived in 1893. Their children, George and Rose, were the town's first Jewish-born children. Abe became a suc... 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

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The Death of Santini The Story of a Father and His Son

By: Conroy, Pat

Price: $14.95

Publisher: New York, Nan A. Talese: 2013

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 18746

ISBN: 0385530900

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Only slight wear ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; 9.30 X 6.50 X 1.60 inches; 338 pages; "Pat Conroy’s great success as a writer has always been intimately linked with the exploration of his family history. As the oldest of seven children who were dragged from military base to military base across the South, Pat bore witness to the often cruel and violent behavior of his father, Marine Corps fighter pilot Donald Patrick Conroy. While the publication of The Great Santini brought Pat much acclaim, the rift it caused brought even more attention, fracturing an already... View more info

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Onassis Aristotle and Christina

By: Davis, L. J.

Price: $16.50

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: 1986

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 17228

ISBN: 0312584717

Condition: Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket


Board edges and DJ show light edge wear, 1/4" chip missing from top front edge of DJ.; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; B&W Photographs; 8.30 X 5.70 X 1.20 inches; 269 pages; A biography of the Greek shipping magnate, and his daughter. "The author details Onassis's financial coups, rivalries, many romantic affairs, friendships, etc. More engrossing sections describe his daughter Christina's life, stressing the vast difference between the private woman and the adopted persona. Outwardly, she suggests a neurotic: four failed marriages interrupting frantic running... 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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Louis David Riel Prophet of the New World

By: Flanagan, Thomas J.B.

Price: $14.50

Publisher: Toronto, University of Toronto Press: 1979

Edition: First Edition; Second Printing

Seller ID: 18758

ISBN: 0802054307

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


DJ shows very light shelf wear with 2 small tears on back top, lightly sun-faded on spine. ; A bright, solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 216 pages; "Early writers about Louis Riel have noted his religious beliefs but have not taken them seriously. They have usually dismissed Riel's attempt to found a new religion as the symptom of a deranged mind. Thomas Flanagan takes Riel's religion seriously and analyses it using categories developed in the literature about millenarian movements. He shows that Riel's religion, far from being simply ... View more info

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Bettina und Achim von Arnim Eine fast romantische Ehe (Paare) (German Edition)

By: Gersdorff, Dagmar von

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Berlin, Rowohlt: 1997

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 14441

ISBN: 3871342882

Condition: Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Signed by Author; Only slight wear to dust jacket; A bright, solid book, DJ in Mylar. Text in German ; B&W Illustrations; 0.87 x 8.11 x 5.2 Inches; 206 pages; "Arnim (1781 – 1831) was influenced by the earlier writings of Goethe and Herder, from which he learned to appreciate the beauties of German traditional legends and folk songs. Forming a collection of these, published the result (1806–1808), in collaboration with Clemens Brentano under the title Des Knaben Wunderhorn. He married Brentano's sister Bettina in 1811, who won wide recognition as a writer in her own right, and their da... View more info

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The Wheel of Things A biography of L. M. Montgomery, author of Anne of Green Gables

By: Gillen, Mollie

Price: $13.95

Publisher: Don Mills, ON, Fitzhenry & Whiteside: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18569

ISBN: 0889020183

Condition: Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket


Light shelf wear present on DJ and boards, lower fore corner damaged, with equivalent area of DJ missing. ; A bright, solid book dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped.; B&W Photographs; 9.13 X 6.57 X 1.11 inches; 200 pages; Through some diligent detective work, the author has discovered correspondence, long thought lost. This has served to fill out what was known of the life of Lucy Maud Montgomery, beloved author of the 'Anne' books. View more info

Image for Docteur Bethune  L'histoire du Docteur Bethune, de la Guerre D'Espagne et de la Revolution Chinoise

Docteur Bethune L'histoire du Docteur Bethune, de la Guerre D'Espagne et de la Revolution Chinoise

By: Gordon, Sydney & Ted Allan & Jean Pare

Price: $16.50

Publisher: Montreal, éditions l'étincelle: 1973

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 14497

ISBN: 0885150244

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


DJ shows light edge wear and creasing, short tear top DJ spine, previous owner's name back of front card cover. ; A tight solid book. DJ in Mylar ; Trade PB; B&W Photographs; 313 pages; This was originally published in English as 'The Scalpel, the Sword'. Text in French. View more info

Image for R.B. Bennett  The Calgary Years

R.B. Bennett The Calgary Years

By: Gray, James H.

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Toronto, University of Toronto Press: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17105

ISBN: 0802059759

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


DJ shows light edge wear, some damage to front cover, bottom fore corner of book bumped. ; Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. A tight, solid book.; B&W Photographs; 9.26 X 6.17 X 1.10 inches; 310 pages; A young New Brunswick lawyer arrived in Calgary in 1897. In the 30 years before he assumed the leadership of the federal Conservative party, Bennett served in many capacities in the Northwest Territories and the Alberta legislature. Business was another love - oil development, grain, real estate, mining. This book covers those 30 years of hard work. View more info

Image for Black Fire  The True Story of the Original Tom Sawyer--and of the Mysterious Fires That Baptized Gold Rush-Era San Francisco

Black Fire The True Story of the Original Tom Sawyer--and of the Mysterious Fires That Baptized Gold Rush-Era San Francisco

By: Graysmith, Robert

Price: $16.50

Publisher: New York, Crown: 2012

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 18415

ISBN: 030772056X

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Light wear to DJ. Remainder dot on bottom page edges. Previous owner's initials on FFEP.; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; 9.30 X 6.60 X 1.20 inches; 268 pages; "The first biography of the little-known real-life Tom Sawyer (a friend of Mark Twain during his brief tenure as a California newspaper reporter), told through a harrowing account of Sawyer's involvement in the hunt for a serial arsonist who terrorized mid-nineteenth century San Francisco.When 28-year-old San Francisco Daily Morning Call reporter Mark Twain met Tom Sawyer at a local bathhouse in 1863, he was... View more info

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Rick Hansen Man in Motion

By: Hansen, Rick & Jim Taylor

Price: $14.50

Publisher: Vancouver BC, Douglas & McIntyre: 1999

Edition: Second Revised Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 19306

ISBN: 1550547593

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


Signed by Author; DJ and boards show light shelf wear.; A bright, solid book dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. Inscribed by Rick Hansen on FFEP. ; B&W Photographs; 9.2 X 6.3 X 1.0 inches; 223 pages; "The true story of Rick Hansen's journey around the world in a wheelchair powered by nothing but the strength in his arms and the determination in his heart. He was an athlete facing a challenge and hoping that along the way he could raise awareness of the potential of people with disabilities, and raise money to fund spinal cord research, rehabilitation and awareness. If someone had told him th... View more info

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Latin Among Lions Alvaro Guevara

By: Holman-Hunt, Diana

Price: $17.50

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph Ltd: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18420

ISBN: 0718112903

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


Book shows slight wear, some erasure on front free end paper, DJ has short tears with light chipping, price crossed out lower front flap.; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 313 pages; "Álvaro Guevara Reimers (Valparaíso, Chile, 13 July 1894 – Aix-en-Provence, France, 16 October 1951) was a painter, based in London and loosely associated with the Bloomsbury set." He studied art in Britain and due to his family's wealth became well known among the wealthy, thus the title of the book. View more info

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Remember Butler; the Story of Sir William Butler

By: McCourt, Edward

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart: 1967

Edition: First Canadian Edition

Seller ID: 15036

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


Dust jacket worn and scuffed heavily chipped with short tears and creasing, ink transfer on front flap. Corners of red cloth covered boards lightly bumped, whited out name on front free end paper along with some erasure, small smudge bottom of frontispiece ; DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped, tight solid book. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 276 pages; Sir William Butler, an Irish officer in the British Army served in Canada during the first Riel Rebellion and as intelligence officer with the Red River Expedition. His report on the conditions in the Canadian West led to ... View more info

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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

The Inlet Memoir of a Modern Pioneer

By: Piddington, Helen

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Madeira Park, BC, Harbour: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13981

ISBN: 1550172379

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Only slight wear; A bright, solid book, DJ in Mylar ; Color Illustrations; 0.74 x 9.85 x 6.87 Inches; 200 pages; "Yearning for the peace and isolation of the mid-coast wilderness, Helen Piddington and Dane Campbell turned their backs on the comforts of city life and moved to a derelict log cabin in Loughborough Inlet some 150 miles north of Vancouver." Scattered through book are color illustrations by Piddington. View more info

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Joseph Anton A Memoir

By: Rushdie, Salman

Price: $16.50

Publisher: Toronto, Knopf Canada: 2012

Edition: First Canadian Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 18620

ISBN: 0307401367

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


Light shelf wear is evident. ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; 9.30 X 5.90 X 1.70 inches; 636 pages; "On February 14, 1986, Valentine’s Day, Salman Rushdie was telephoned by a BBC journalist and told that he had been “sentenced to death” by the Ayatollah Khomeini, a voice reaching across the world from Iran to kill him in his own country. For the first time he heard the word fatwa. His crime? To have written a novel called The Satanic Verses, which was accused of being “against Islam, the Prophet, and the Quran.” So begins the extraordinary, often harrowi... View more info

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Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine and Robert Baldwin

By: Saul, John Ralston

Price: $18.50

Publisher: Toronto, Penguin Canada: 2010

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 19336

ISBN: 0670067326

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Only slight wear ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped.; Extraordinary Canadians; 7.8 X 5.4 X 1.0 inches; 253 pages; "Canada has no better interpreter than prolific writer and thinker John Ralston Saul. Here he argues that Canada did not begin in 1867; indeed, its foundation was laid by two visionary men, Louis-Hippolyte LaFontaine and Robert Baldwin. The two leaders of Lower and Upper Canada, respectively, worked together after the 1841 Union to lead a reformist movement for responsible government run by elected citizens instead of a colonial governor.But it was during th... View more info