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Image for The Twice-Weekly Letters July 10, 1999 to Sept 25, 2009

The Twice-Weekly Letters July 10, 1999 to Sept 25, 2009

By: Genn, Robert & Judi Birnberg & Lorna MacPhee

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Vancouver BC, Studio Beckett Publications: 2010

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 19134

ISBN: 0978467310

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Signed by Author; Only slight wear ; Inscribed by Robert Genn on title page, satin bookmark bound in, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; 9.1 X 6.0 X 2.3 inches; 947 pages; "In 1999, Canadian Painter Robert Genn started emailing personally addressed letters to some of his friends. One by one, in the viral nature that is the Internet, these letters were copied, shared and generally passed around. Gradually at first, Robert's list grew until tens of thousands now go out... 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 ... 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

A Lovely Letter from Cecie The 1907-1915 Vancouver Diary and World War I Letters of Wallace Chambers

By: Gillis, John Graham

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Vancouver BC, Peanut Butter Publishing: 1998

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 12938

ISBN: 0897168151

Condition: Near Fine


Light scuffing of card covers ; A bright, solid book ; 0.5 x 8.7 x 6 Inches; 181 pages; The 1907-1959 Vancouver diary and World War I letters of Wallace Chambers give a rare glimpse into the world of middle-class young people in Vancouver of the early 1900s. Raised in B.C.'s Nicola Valley, John Graham Gillis is a Vancouver cardiologist and historian. His mother, Gertrude, was a younger sister of Wallace Chambers. 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

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Ralph Edwards of Lonesome Lake

By: Gould, Ed; Ralph Edwards

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Saanichton, BC, Hancock House Publishers Ltd.: 1981

Edition: 1st; Second Printing

Seller ID: 16995

ISBN: 0919654746

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


Light edge wear, creasing & short tears to DJ. ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped.; 8.30 X 5.90 X 1.20 inches; 296 pages; This is an oral history narrated by Edwards and written by Gould. This is the first of a trilogy of books about and by Edwards family members. It is the amazing story of a man who lived a self dependent life in the wilderness of British Columbia, learned to fly at 65 and became a commercial fisherman at 70. Edwards is best known ... View more info

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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 de... 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 Franci... View more info

Image for Eavesdroppings  Stories From Small Towns When Sin Was Fun

Eavesdroppings Stories From Small Towns When Sin Was Fun

By: Green, Bob

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Toronto, Dundurn: 2006

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 16790

ISBN: 1550026291

Condition: Near Fine


Signed by Author; Only slight wear to card covers; Signed by the author on the front fly leaf. A bright, solid book.; 8.82 X 5.98 X 0.55 inches; 200 pages; "Eavesdroppings recounts life in the small towns of Ontario before sin arrived on the Internet - a time when churches were never locked and parents, not wishing to be disturbed while they listened to the radio, shooed their children out to play in the dark, unguarded streets without fear. Here you'll find comedy,... View more info

Image for Alexander of Macedon, 356-323 B.C.  A Historical Biography

Alexander of Macedon, 356-323 B.C. A Historical Biography

By: Green, Peter

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Berkeley, CA, University of California Press: 1991

Edition: 1st Thus

Seller ID: 18803

ISBN: 0520071654

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


DJ and boards show very light shelf wear. Bottom fore corners lightly bumped. ; A bright, solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. This is a revised edition of a work that originally appeared in 1970. ; 8.20 X 5.60 X 1.50 inches; 617 pages; "Until recently, popular biographers and most scholars viewed Alexander the Great as a genius with a plan, a romantic figure pursuing his vision of a united world. His dream was at times characterized as a benevolent in... View more info

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Echoes From a Frozen Land

By: Haagensen, Borge

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Victoria, BC, Island Pacific Publishing: 2013

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 16579

ISBN: 0973713674

Condition: Near Fine


As new, 1 copy is creased on back fly leaf. ; Glossy pictorial card covers ; Trade PB; B&W and Colour illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 95 pages; As a young man in Denmark, Haagensen became enamoured of the ham radio and what it could be used for. As he grew and obtained his education, he discovered the Institute of Technology and a course for Radio Operators in Copenhagen. WWII was approaching and Denmark, being on the border with Germany, everyone was affected.... View more info

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Measure of The Year

By: Haig-Brown, Roderick

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Toronto, William Collins Sons & Co.: 1950

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 17280

Condition: Very Good in Fair dust jacket


DJ is soiled, with tape repaired tears, creasing and chipping. A large wedge-shape on the back panel of the DJ, approx. 2" X 1.5" is missing. ; A tight solid book. DJ in Mylar. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 279 pages; "Roderick L. Haig-Brown welcomes us onto his lush farm for a year of insights and observations. In this eloquently written account, Haig-Brown, his wife Ann and their four children tour us through each season, and teach us the ways in which the... View more info

Image for Smuts ;  The fields of force, 1919-1950

Smuts ; The fields of force, 1919-1950

By: Hancock, W. K

Price: $29.95

Publisher: London, Cambridge University Press: 1968

Edition: 1st UK Edition

Seller ID: 18773

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


Dustjacket worn and lightly soiled, chipped with short tears, some damage on back panel from water damage (something peeled away some surface). Back board slightly bowed. ; A tight solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped, hinges intact.; 9.13 X 6.57 X 1.11 inches; 589 pages; This covers a period in which Smuts was in and out of power as Prime Minister of South Africa. "Field Marshal Jan Christiaan Smuts PC, OM, CH, DTD, ED, KC, FRS (24 May 1870 – 11 September 19... View more info

Image for Rick Hansen  Man in Motion

Rick Hansen Man in Motion

By: Hansen, Rick, Ph.D. & Jim Taylor

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Vancouver BC, Douglas & Mcintyre Ltd: 1987

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 18120

ISBN: 0888945604

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


Signed by All Authors; DJ shows light shelf wear, some pages at the beginning show some creasing. ; Signed on the front free end paper by both Rick Hansen and Jim Taylor. A bright, solid book dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped.; B&W Photographs; 9.10 X 6 X 1 inches; 191 pages; "In 1973, Rick Hansen was a carefree teenager hitchhiking home from a fishing trip, a kid who lived and breathed sports. But after the truck he was riding in went out of control and crashed, Hansen... View more info

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Plan B One Man's Journey from Tragedy to Triumph

By: Harcourt, Mike & John Lekich

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Mississauga, ON, John Wiley & Sons: 2004

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 15738

ISBN: 0470835044

Condition: Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Signed by Author; Slight edge wear, short crease top front flap of DJ ; A bright, solid book DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; 0.79 x 9.45 x 4.72 Inches; 244 pages; "Mike Harcourt is an exceptional person who has tirelessly dedicated his life to public service and making a difference in the lives of others. His courage, determination and inspiration were evident as he dealt with a potentially devastating spinal cord injury. 'Plan B' is the story of how M... View more info

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Plan B One Man's Journey from Tragedy to Triumph

By: Harcourt, Mike & John Lekich

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Mississauga, ON, John Wiley & Sons: 2004

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 16388

ISBN: 0470835044

Condition: Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Signed by Author; Slight edge wear.; Signed by author on title page. A bright, solid book DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; 0.79 x 9.45 x 4.72 Inches; 244 pages; "Mike Harcourt is an exceptional person who has tirelessly dedicated his life to public service and making a difference in the lives of others. His courage, determination and inspiration were evident as he dealt with a potentially devastating spinal cord injury. 'Plan B' is the story of how Mike... View more info

Image for He Moved A Mountain  The Life of Frank Calder and the Nisga'a Land Claims Accord

He Moved A Mountain The Life of Frank Calder and the Nisga'a Land Claims Accord

By: Harper, Joan

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Vancouver BC, Ronsdale Press: 2013

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16678

ISBN: 1553802276

Condition: Near Fine


Only slight wear to card covers. ; A bright, solid book.; B&W Illustrations; 8.98 X 5.98 X 0.63 inches; 201 pages; "Dr. Frank Arthur Calder of BC's Nisga'a First Nation was the first aboriginal person to be elected to any Canadian governing body. For twenty-six years he served as an MLA in the legislature of British Columbia. He was the driving force behind Canada's decision to grant recognition of aboriginal land title to First Nations people throughout the country.... View more info

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Vision from the Heart

By: Haun, Gary

Price: $24.95

Publisher: 1st Book Library: 2003

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 15506

ISBN: 141073918X

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Signed by Author; Light edge wear only; Author signature base of front free end paper with inscription above, probably a different hand ; B&W Illustrations; 9.36 X 6.50 X 0.68 inches; 165 pages; "In Vision From the Heart, Gary Haun shares his perspective on facing life's challenges. After losing his eyesight while in the Marine Corps, Gary did not let his limitations control his life. He hopes that by focusing on some of his experiences, others, especially those with... View more info

Image for Caroline Courtier  Life of Lord Cottington

Caroline Courtier Life of Lord Cottington

By: Havran, Martin Joseph

Price: $14.50

Publisher: Columbia SC, University of South Carolina Press: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16067

ISBN: 0872492842

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


White dust jacket scuffed and showing some edge wear and shelf soil. ; A bright, solid book, DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; 232 pages; "He served the early Stuart monarchs in Spain and in Parliament.... became privy councillor and Chancellor of the Exchequer during the so-called "eleven years of tyranny" of CharlesI. ....Cottington helped mastermind the Royalist war effort until he fled to France in 1646. ...he followed Prince Charles 's court-i... View more info

Bloody Practice Doctoring in the Cariboo & Around the World

By: Haynes, Sterling

Price: $13.50

Publisher: Prince George, BC, Caitlin Press: 2003

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 14406

ISBN: 0920576974

Condition: Very Good


Signed by Author; Light moisture damage lower front corner ; Signed by author on title page ; Trade PB; 0.4 x 8.96 x 6.08 Inches; 196 pages; Beginning his medical practice in the wild frontier town of Williams Lake, the author reflects on his life, which takes him through northern Canada, Alabama, Africa and Central America. View more info