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Pilgrims of the Wild

By: Owl, Grey

Price: $29.95

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1971

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 18258

ISBN: 0684310457

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


DJ shows shelf wear, tears and creasing . Price-clipped, small gift inscription on FFEP. ; A tight solid book, hinges intact. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. Brown cloth covered boards.; B&W Illustrations; 8.20 X 5.40 X 1.50 inches; 282 pages; "A bestseller when it was published in 1935, Pilgrims of the Wild is Grey Owl's account of his transition from successful trapper to environmentalist, as he and his Iroquois wife, Anahareo, set out to protect the endan... View more info

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Tales of an Empty Cabin,

By: Owl, Grey

Price: $17.50

Publisher: London, Lovat Dickson Ltd: 1936

Edition: 1st UK Edition

Seller ID: 19034

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Brown cloth boards show some shelf wear, corners lightly bumped. Library card envelope pasted to inside of front board. Library stamp for a Christian Science nursing home on FFEP. Small bookstore sticker on base of back pastedown. ; A tight solid book. Brown cloth covered boards with gilt title on spine. Envelope pasted to back pastedown with a number of press clippings about Grey Owl ; Ex-Library; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 335 pages; "Many readers... View more info

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Reflected Lights

By: Panabaker, Frank

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ryerson Press: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19121

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Red cloth boards show light shelf wear.; A tight solid book. ; B&W and colour plates; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 159 pages; Panabaker was a well known Canadian painter, best known for his landscapes. His areas of interest were largely southern Ontario, Georgian Bay, Algonquin Park etc but he ventured into the Rockies and the Bahamas as well. The paintings I have seen were reminiscent of the Group of Seven. Panabaker had a contract with the Hallmark card company to... View more info

Winston Churchill; His Military Life, 1895-1945

By: Paterson, Michael

Price: $16.50

Publisher: Newton Abbot, Devon UK, David & Charles: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14267

ISBN: 0715319647

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Only light scuffing of DJ; A bright, solid book, DJ in Mylar ; 1.34 x 9.29 x 6.06 Inches; 320 pages; -An incredible and unique insight into the life of Winston Churchill. Draws on previously unpublished, contemporary firsthand accounts of those who met him. Published in time for the 40th anniversary of Churchill's death "I play for high stakes and given an audience there is no act too daring and too noble." -Winston Churchill. Born to a privileged family, Winston... View more info

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The Cutting Edge; Reminiscences of Surgery at the Vancouver General Hospital and the University of British Columbia, 1915-1985

By: Patterson, Frank P.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Vancouver BC, Hatzic Publishing: 2000

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 14266

ISBN: 0968566006

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Signed by Author; Only slight wear; Signed by the author on half title page. A bright, solid book, DJ in Mylar ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 235 pages; Doctor Patterson was head of Orthopaedics at the UBC School of Medicine from 1950-1973 at which time he became Head of Surgery View more info

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Daughters in the House of Jacob A Memoir of Migration

By: Peters, Dorothy M. & Kampen, Christine S.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Winnipeg, Kindred Productions: 2016

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19114

ISBN: 1894791460

Condition: Very Good+


Card covers show very light shelf wear.; A bright, solid book.; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 275 pages; "This memoir is about two Canadian Mennonite women (cousins) - a Bible professor and a pastor - and a surprising story of migration that traces their vocational calling across generations and gender, back to their Bible teaching - preaching grandfather Jacob and to their unforgettable great-grandmother Agatha." View more info

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The Weilmoringle kid

By: Pettit, B. J. (Brian)

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Nanaimo, BC, Waratah Press: 1997

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 10627

ISBN: 0968127304

Condition: Near Fine


Signed by Author; Author's signature on title page. Only slight wear ; A bright solid, book ; Trade PB; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 204 pages; Outback people are a different society, distinctly frontier in mind and deed. In 1961, a young and inexperienced teacher found himself in a small community facing a challenge few others had met. He endured, going in a boy and coming out a man, forever grateful to the extrodinary Aboriginal boy who gave him an eye for the bush. "... View more info

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A Presley Speaks

By: Presley, Vester (as told to Deda Bonura)

Price: $18.50

Publisher: Memphis, Tennessee, Wimmer Brothers: 1988

Edition: First Edition; Seventh Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 15688

ISBN: 0939114097

Condition: Very Good


Signed by Author; Shelf wear on edges and spine, some creasing to covers, light bumps on corners. ; Signed by author on half title page. A tight solid book, hinges intact. ; Trade PB; B&W and colour photographs; 8.90 X 5.90 X 0.60 inches; 150 pages; A biography of Elvis Presley, written by his uncle Vester Presley. Vester was the gate attendant at Elvis' Graceland mansion in Memphis for over 20 years. A very personal account of the life of the King of Rock & Roll. View more info

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From Emperor to Citizen The autobiography of Aisin-Gioro Pu Yi, Volume one

By: Pu Yi; W.J.F. Jenner (translator)

Price: $16.50

Publisher: Peking, Foreign Languages Press: 1979

Edition: 2nd

Seller ID: 16528

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket


Sticker removal damage front panel of dust jacket, DJ scuffed with light chipping, top fore corners a little bumped. ; Volume one only. A tight solid book, dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; 8.10 X 5.60 X 0.80 inches; 247 pages; First published in Chinese in 1964 and then banned by the revolutionaries ten years later, this remarkable autobiography presents the story of a man who served twice as emperor of China, once as emperor of the Japanese puppet state in Manc... View more info

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Wearing Spurs

By: Reith, John (Lord)

Price: $16.50

Publisher: London, Hutchinson: 1966

Edition: First Edition; Second Printing

Seller ID: 18879

Condition: Very Good- in Good+ dust jacket


DJ shows some shelf wear with short tears and chipping. A few pages have small (what appear to be) coffee stains. ; A tight solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 223 pages; This book, which received critical acclaim upon publication, was written after the WWI but was tucked away, unpublished for 30 years. John Reith was a junior officer in the 5th Scottish Rifles. After a relatively minor injury he transferred to the Royal Engineers and... View more info

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Punjab Pioneer

By: Reynolds, Charles

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Waco, TX, Word Books: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18654

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


DJ shows shelf wear with tears and chipping, creasing top edge. ; A tight solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector, unclipped. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 183 pages; "Dame Edith Mary Brown, DBE LRCP (24 March 1864 – 6 December 1956) was an English doctor and medical educator. She founded the Christian Medical College Ludhiana in the Punjab area of India. It was the first medical training facility for women in Asia, and served as principal of the college... View more info

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Prison Doctor One man's story that must be told in Canada today

By: Richmond, Guy

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Surrey, BC, Nunaga: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 14967

ISBN: 0919900089

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


Signed by Author; Dust jacket show light edge wear, short tear base of spine and top back edge ; Lengthy author inscription on front free end paper. A bright, solid book, DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; 0.9 x 8.8 x 5.9 Inches; 186 pages; First full-time prison physician in British Columbia gives his thoughts on prison reform. From Dr. Richmond's pre-War experiences at Dartmoor and Portland prisons in England, the book moves quickly into Oakalla Prison at Burn... View more info

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An Appetite For Life The Education of a Young Diarist, 1924-1927

By: Ritchie, Charles

Price: $16.50

Publisher: Toronto, Macmillan of Canada: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15381

ISBN: 0770515738

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Light edge wear and soil to dust jacket, embossed stamp of previous owner on front free end paper ; A bright, solid book, DJ in Mylar ; 1 x 8.4 x 5.6 Inches; 173 pages; Charles Ritchie’s first volume of diaries, 'The Siren Years', created a sensation when it was published in 1974. Besides winning the Governor General’s Award for Non-fiction, it was hailed by reviewers on both sides of the Atlantic. 'An Appetite for Life', his second volume, first published in 1977, d... View more info

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Generally Speaking The Memoirs of Major-General Richard Rohmer

By: Rohmer, Richard

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Toronto, Dundurn Press: 2004

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 16059

ISBN: 155002518X

Condition: Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket


Only slight wear ; A bright, solid book, DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; 8.98 X 6.38 X 1.81 inches; 656 pages; "Major-General Richard Rohmer is arguably Canada's most decorated citizen. A commander of the Order of Military Merit and an Officer of the Order of Canada, his career began in World War II where he earned the reputation as one of Canada's top Mustang reconnaissance pilots. For his service, which includes flying over the beaches of Normandy on D-... View more info

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The Life of Adam Smith

By: Ross, Ian Simpson

Price: $18.50

Publisher: New York, Oxford University Press: 1995

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 17829

ISBN: 0198288212

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


Missing dust jacket. ; A bright, solid book.; B&W Illustrations; 9.30 X 6.30 X 1.50 inches; 495 pages; "Few would argue that Adam Smith was one of the great minds of the eighteenth century. He is perceived through his best-known book, The Wealth of Nations, as the founder of economics as a science, and his ideas about the free market and the role of the state (in relation to it) continue to influence modern economic thought. Yet Smith achieved even more as a man of l... View more info

Fragile Lights of Earth Articles and Memories, 1942-1970

By: Roy, Gabrielle; Alan Brown translator

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland and Stewart: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14395

ISBN: 0771078285

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket


DJ chipped with light creasing and short tears, previous owner's name on FFEP ; A tight solid book. DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; 0.9 x 8.9 x 5.7 Inches; 222 pages 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 V... View more info

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On The Edge of the Primeval Forest Experiences and Observations of a Doctor in Equatorial Africa

By: Schweitzer, Albert

Price: $16.50

Publisher: London, A. & C. Black Ltd.: 1934

Edition: Ninth Printing

Seller ID: 15911

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


DJ has darkened spine with some discoloration. Dust jacket chipped with tears head and tail of spine and bottom back fore edge, bookplates on front pastedown, previous owner's name on front free end paper. Only light wear to book. ; A tight solid book. DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped, hinges intact. ; B&W Illustrations View more info

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The Art of Emily Carr

By: Shadbolt, Doris

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Toronto, Clarke, Irwin & Co. Ltd.: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18325

ISBN: 0772012555

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


Dust jacket has light soiling, light shelf wear. Blank bookplate has been pasted on half-title page. ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; Colour & B&W Plates; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 223 pages; Emily Carr, an skilled artist, buried herself in the spirit of the West Coast of Canada where she was born. "This book represents the culmination of Doris Shadbolt's long fascination with the work of Carr, a painter she views as one of the strongest... View more info

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Nostalgic Moments of a Lifetime in Paradise and Belated Confessions Book 1, the First in a Series Under the Heading : A Lifetime in Paradise

By: Shaw, Bill

Price: $16.50

Publisher: Victoria, BC, Bill Shaw: 1997

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 16483

Condition: Very Good+


Only light edge wear to white card covers. ; Laid in is a program from the funeral of Bill Shaw in September 2003 (aged 93). A bright, solid book ; Trade PB; Shaw doesn't claim any great distinction in life but only wishes to impart some of his life experiences and humorous anecdotes for any who are interested. Upon browsing through the book, I am impressed at how well spoken he is. This is not an amateurish attempt at autobiography. His life, for the most part was spen... View more info