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Image for M. E. : A Portrait of Emily Carr

M. E. : A Portrait of Emily Carr

By: Hembroff-Schleicher, Edythe

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Toronto, Clarke, Irwin Company Limited: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17273

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


DJ has light soiling and some chipping, creasing with tears along top edge. Green cloth boards show light edge wear. ; A tight solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 123 pages; "M. E. (the title is taken from the signature Emily Carr frequently used) is a moving study of an artist's struggle against despair and loneliness. It is also an intimate portrayal of a close friendship. To her fellow Victorians, Emily Carr was an eccentric ... View more info

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Grass Beyond the Mountains Discovering the Last Great Cattle Frontier on the North American Continent

By: Hobson Jr., Richmond P.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott Co.: 1951

Edition: First Edition; Second Printing

Seller ID: 18859

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


DJ shows shelf wear with tears, creasing and chipping, price-clipped. Front board has light moisture stain near spine not affecting binding or text. Gift notation glued in on half title page. ; A tight solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; 8.10 X 5.50 X 1.50 inches; 256 pages; "Richmond P. Hobson Jr. (1907-1966) was born in Washington, DC, where he worked with pack outfits, survey crews, and construction gangs, saving, all the while, to buy a cattle r... View more info

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Abe The Newsboy Hero of a Thousand Fights

By: Hollandersky, Abe

Price: $16.50

Publisher: Los Angeles, Abe The Newsboy: 1953

Edition: Seventeenth Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 18355

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Signed by Author; Blue cloth boards show some shelf wear, corners bumped. ; Signed by the author in blue ink on the frontispiece. A tight solid book, hinges intact, gilt stamped front and spine. B&W plates throughout. ; B&W Photographs; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 531 pages; "After he tried to sell a newspaper to Teddy Roosevelt aboard the presidential yacht USS Mayflower in September 1906, Roosevelt had Admiral Robley D. Evans create the official unpaid tit... 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... View more info

Image for Life and Works of the Rt. Hon. Sir John Thompson P.C., K.C.M.G., Q.C. Prime Minister of Canada

Life and Works of the Rt. Hon. Sir John Thompson P.C., K.C.M.G., Q.C. Prime Minister of Canada

By: Hopkins, J. Castell

Price: $22.25

Publisher: Brantford, ON, Bradley, Garretson & Co.: 1900

Edition: First Canadian Edition

Seller ID: 12071

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Blue cloth covered boards with black and gilt stamped design front cover, gilt titles on spine - some browning of pages, wear to extremities, light fraying head & tail of spine, hinges started but still solid ; A tight solid book. ; 1895; B&W Illustrations; 479 pages; Included is a preface by the Governor General of Canada - the Earl of Aberdeen. This is a biography of the fourth Prime Minister of Canada View more info

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Warrior Chiefs Perspectives on Senior Canadian Military Leaders

By: Horn, Colonel Bernd & Stephen Harris

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Toronto, Dundurn Press: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17099

ISBN: 1550023519

Condition: Very Good+


Sun-faded on spine. Card covers show light edge wear.; A tight solid book. ; B&W Illustrations; 9.10 X 6 X 0.93 inches; 365 pages; They were the men who led our nation in war and peace. In world wars, they were the steady hands guiding our forces to victory; in peacekeeping, they helped to establish and preserve order. Over the years they have helped the Canadian Forces to become one of the proudest militaries in the world.Warrior Chiefs: Perspectives on Senior Canadian... View more info

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And ...Howe! An Authorized Autobiography

By: Howe, Gordie & Colleen Howe & Tom Delisle

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Traverse City MI, Power Play Pubns Inc: 1995

Edition: First Edition; Second Printing

Seller ID: 18121

ISBN: 0964714906

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Signed by All Authors; Light creasing top edge of DJ ; Signed by both Gordie and Colleen Howe. A bright, solid book dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped.; B&W Photographs; 9.21 X 5.98 X 1.89 inches; 428 pages; " Ask Bobby Orr who was the best ever, and he’ll tell you it was Gordie Howe. Ask Wayne Gretzky, and he’ll say the same thing. Big, skilled, mean, and nearly indestructible, Howe dominated the game and the record books for decades. Today he is still known as “M... View more info

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And ...Howe! An Authorized Autobiography

By: Howe, Gordie & Colleen Howe & Tom Delisle

Price: $16.95

Publisher: Traverse City MI, Power Play Pubns Inc: 1995

Edition: First Edition; Third Printing

Seller ID: 18170

ISBN: 0964714906

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Signed by All Authors; DJ shows light creasing.; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. Signed by both Gordie and Colleen Howe ; 9.21 X 5.98 X 1.89 inches; 428 pages; " Ask Bobby Orr who was the best ever, and he’ll tell you it was Gordie Howe. Ask Wayne Gretzky, and he’ll say the same thing. Big, skilled, mean, and nearly indestructible, Howe dominated the game and the record books for decades. Today he is still known as “Mr. Hockey,” and any ... View more info

Image for Solitary in the Ranks  Lawrence of Arabia as airman and private soldier

Solitary in the Ranks Lawrence of Arabia as airman and private soldier

By: Hyde, H. Montgomery

Price: $17.50

Publisher: London, Constable: 1977

Edition: 1st UK

Seller ID: 15064

ISBN: 0094620709

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


Price clipped dust jacket has some creasing top edge, sticker shadows of front panel ; A tight solid book. DJ in Mylar ; 1.1 x 8.9 x 5.9 Inches; 288 pages; Tracing Colonel Lawrence's career in the Royal Tank Corps and the R.A.F., this book features his organisation of the Arab revolt against the Turks. The narrative is based on the correspondence between the Colonel and Trenchard who was a man in the lowest rank of the service. View more info

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Mea Cuba

By: Infante, G. Cabrera; Kenneth Hall (translator)

Price: $24.95

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber: 1994

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15402

ISBN: 0571172555

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


Only light edge wear and scuffing of dust jacket. Some tanning of pages as is common in British printings. ; DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. A bright, solid book. Text in English. ; 1.9 x 8.7 x 6.1 Inches; 503 pages; "Mea Cuba is a political autobiography, the political testament of Cuba's greatest living writer, a collection of Guillermo Cabrera Infante's writings on Cuba from 1968-1992. In this remarkable and compelling volume Cabrera Infante explores th... View more info

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The Clear Spirit; twenty Canadian women and their times,

By: Innis, Mary (Quayle)

Price: $16.50

Publisher: Toronto, ON, Canadian Federation of University Women By University of Toronto Press: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16718

Condition: Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket


Signed by Editor; Light wear to blue cloth covered boards, dustjacket shows wear to extremities. ; A tight solid book, price clipped ust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 304 pages; Brief biographies of such Canadian luminaries as Pauline Johnson, Agnes Macphail, Madame de la Tour, L. M. Montgomery and Emily Carr. A gift inscription by the Chairman of the editorial committee Vida Peene View more info

THE GOLDEN WARRIOR: the Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia

By: James, Lawrence

Price: $16.50

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld and Nicolson: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12548

ISBN: 0297810871

Condition: Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


Some edge wear and chipping of DJ, Discard stamp and damage to FFEP from removal of pocket, some damage to top of back board ; DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. A tight solid book. ; Ex-Library; B&W Illustrations; 404 pages View more info

Image for Louis  The Louis Armstrong Story 1900-1971

Louis The Louis Armstrong Story 1900-1971

By: Jones, Max & John Chilton

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown and Co: 1971

Edition: 1st US

Seller ID: 15594

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Light wear to book and dustjacket, light soil to last page of index ; A bright, solid book, DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; B&W Photographs; 9.80 X 7 X 1.30 inches; 256 pages View more info

The Newspapering Murrays

By: Keddell, Georgina

Price: $18.50

Publisher: Toronto, ON, McClelland & Stewart: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12777

Condition: Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket


Signed by Biographee; Price clipped DJ is scuffed, spine faded, a couple of marks on DJ spine, light erasure top edge FFEP ; A gift inscription by Margaret 'Ma' Murray on title page. A tight solid book. DJ in Mylar ; B&W Photographs; 224 pages; "Ma" Margaret Lally Murray and her husband George dominated the interior of British Columbia, she as a journalist and he as a politician. This biography was written by their daughter. View more info

The Newspapering Murrays

By: Keddell, Georgina

Price: $18.95

Publisher: Toronto, ON, McClelland & Stewart: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 14531

Condition: Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket


Signed by Biographee; DJ is scuffed, chipped, a couple of short tears, bookplate on front pastedown ; A gift inscription by Margaret 'Ma' Murray on title page and signed by author, her daughter. A tight solid book. DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; B&W Photographs; 224 pages; "Ma" Margaret Lally Murray and her husband George dominated the interior of British Columbia, she as a journalist and he as a politician. This biography was written by their dau... View more info

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Black Wolf - The Life of Ernest Thompson Seton

By: Keller, Betty

Price: $13.50

Publisher: Vancouver, BC, Douglas & Mcintyre: 1984

Edition: First Canadian Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 11484

ISBN: 088894439X

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Light scuffing of DJ. Previous owner's name on FFEP ; DJ in Mylar, bright solid, book. ; B&W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 240 pages; This is a scholarly biography of the naturalist's colorful life. View more info

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Patrick O'Brian A Life Revealed

By: King, Dean

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New York, Henry Holt & Company: 2000

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 16442

ISBN: 0805059768

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Only slight wear ; A bright solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped.; B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 397 pages; The untold life story of a novelist whose greatest fictional creation was his own identity.In a 1998 article in New York magazine, Dean King offered readers a small sampling of the secret history of Patrick O'Brian, the creator of the bestselling series of Aubrey-Maturin novels. O'Brian has always guarded the secrets of his personal hist... View more info

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I Am Hutterite

By: Kirkby, Mary-Ann

Price: $24.50

Publisher: Prince Albert SK, Polka Dot Press: 2007

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 16897

ISBN: 0978340507

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Only slight wear to book & dustjacket ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped.; 8.60 X 5.70 X 0.90 inches; 203 pages; Mary-Ann Kirkby spent the first ten years of her life in a Hutterite Colony in Manitoba, Canada. "Your mother and father are running away,said a voice piercing the warm air.I froze and turned toward home.To a Hutterite, nothing is more shamefulthan that word, running away, Weglaufen...In 1969, Ann-Maries parents did the unthinkable. The... View more info

Image for The Bone Woman A Forensic Anthropologist's Search for Truth in Rwanda, Bosnia, Croatia and Kosovo

The Bone Woman A Forensic Anthropologist's Search for Truth in Rwanda, Bosnia, Croatia and Kosovo

By: Koff, Clea

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Toronto, Random House: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16702

ISBN: 0676976069

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Front flap of DJ has some creasing. ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped.; B&W Photographs; 9.13 X 6.57 X 1.11 inches; 271 pages; "In the spring of 1994, Rwanda was the scene of the first acts since World War II to be legally defined as genocide. Two years later. Clea Koff, a twenty-three-year-old forensic anthropologist analyzing prehistoric skeletons in the safe confines of Berkeley, California, was one of sixteen scientists chosen by the UN I... View more info

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Ich Sah Die Welt Mit Liebevollen Blicken Ein Leben In Selbstzeugnissen

By: Kollwitz, Käthe

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Wiesbaden, Fourier Verlag: circa 1980

Seller ID: 18329

ISBN: 392169521X

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Illustrated boards have light soiling, small stain page fore edges.; A bright, solid book, white cloth covered boards. Text in original German ; B&W Illustrations; 9.13 X 6.54 X 1.42 inches; 400 pages; The title translates, roughly, as: "I saw the world with loving look: A Life in supernaturalism". The diaries and drawings - partly unreleased - acquainting the reader with the highs and lows in the life of artist Käthe Kollwitz. "Käthe Kollwitz, née Schmidt... View more info