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A Fiddler's World: Volume 1, Memoirs to 1938

By: ADASKIN, Harry

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Vancouver, November House: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20806


Volume 1 of 2 in the memoirs of Harry Adaskin, the celebrated Canadian violinist. Bold signature of Adaskin to the half-title page. 293pp, illustrated. Interior is bright and clean. Binding is sound and without wear to cloth. Sharp corners. Unclipped dustjacket shows a moderate amont of edge wear, short tears, etc. is nearly similar. We ship Worldwide, use both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges based on our actual costs, with... View more info

Bill Miner Train Robber

By: ANDERSON, Frank W.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Calgary, Frontiers Unlimited:

Edition: First Edition [?]

Seller ID: 21643


Story of the Bill Miner - outlaw and train robber who spent some time in British Columbia, was caught, imprisoned in the B. C. Pen and subsequently escaped. Frontier Book No. 7. Titles to No. 10 listed on back cover. 56pp, photo illustrated. Bright, clean, unmarked copy with a sound, stapled binding. Weight, 82g. View more info

Bill Miner ... Stagecoach & Train Robber

By: ANDERSON, Frank W.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Surrey, B. C., Heritage House Publishing: 1996

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 053025


Story of the Bill Miner - outlaw and train robber who spent some time in British Columbia, was caught, imprisoned in the B. C. Pen and subsequently escaped. 62pp [2pp ads], photo illustrated. Bright, clean copy except fpr a previous owner's name and comment to the tp. Sound, stapled binding. Externally it appears 'as new. Weight, 82g. Inexpensive Lettermail post applies. View more info

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Sterkere enn Gestapo

By: ANNA, Tante

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Oslo, Ekko Forlag: 1945

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20855


An account of the the author's experiences battling the Gestapo in Norway during the Second World War. Norwegian language text. 248pp. Bright, clean interior Sound binding. Solid hinges; small break in front hinge but no weakening. Only very minor wear to cloth. Colorful dustjacket has a little edge wear mainly to top edge. We ship Worldwide, use both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges based on our actual costs, without overcharg... View more info

Palmerston: Likeness from the Last Photograph from Life

By: ANON

Price: $7.00

Publisher: New York, Johnson, Wilson & Co.: 1874

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20454


Engraving of the English Prime Minister and Statesman, Henry John Temple 3rd Viscount Palmerston [1784-1865]. Taken from the 'Portrait Gallery of Eminent Men and Women with Biographies, by E. A. Duyckinck, New York, 1874'. Near Fine copy, with biography. Black & White. No foxing, generous margins. Weight, 15g. View more info

British Columbia History: Journal of the British Columbia Historical Federation, Volume 39 Number 1, 2006

By: ATKIN, John - Editor

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Victoria, BC, BC Historical Federation: 2006

Edition: Vol 39, No 1

Seller ID: 054028


Single issue of an important Journal of British Columbia history. Contents include - The Story oif Boris Karloff [william Henry Pratt], in British Columbia. Plus, The B. C. Penetentiary, David Spencer tokens, Reverend Dennison, Private Roy Cromarty - and more. 40pp, illustrated. Bright, clean and unmarked. Weight, 134g. Inexpensive Lettermail rates may apply. View more info

The Confessions of Saint Augustine

By: AUGUSTINE, Saint

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, Pocket Books Inc: 1951

Edition: Collector's Edition

Seller ID: 053914


Translated by Edward B. Pusey, D.D.; Introduction by Harold C. Gardiner, S.J. xiv, 301, 2pp List of Collector's Editions. This is No. 26. An unusual edition from Pocket Books Inc. Book is bound in quarter, black faux leather with gilt titles and decoration, five raised bands, patterened boards and endpapers. Speckled page ends. Quite handsome! Possibly printed later that the copyright date of 1951. Slight wear to the tips of the corners, otherwise Fine. We ship World... View more info

Anais Nin:a Biography

By: BAIR, Deirdre

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Putnam's: 1995

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 28236


Biography of controversial author Anai┬Ęs Nin, known for her erotic books and many affairs, especially the one with fellow writer Henry Miller, with information taken from Nin's extensive diaries and interviews with family, friends, and enemies. xviii, 654 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm. Book is 'as new' - bright, clean and unmarked. Unclipped dustjacket is nearly similar. We ship Worldwide, use both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal cha... View more info

I Remember Chilako

By: BAITY, Earl S.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Prince George, Prince George Printers Ltd.: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 28295


Autobiographical reminiscences of the author and his life in the Chilako region of British Columbia, south-west of Prince George.199pp, photo illustrated. Clean, unmarked copy. Tight, square binding, no creases to spine. Small repair at head of spine. We ship Worldwide, use both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges based on our actual costs, without overcharging. This item weighs 346g unpacked. Canadian domestic postal rates rise w... View more info

Leuchtende Spur : das Leben Ricarda Huchs

By: BAUM, Marie

Price: $8.95

Publisher: Tubingen, R. Wunderlich: 1950

Edition: 12-17 Tausend of First Edition

Seller ID: 20854


Biography of German historian, novelist, poet and intellectual, Ricarda Huchs [1864-1947]. 519pp, photo illustrated. Interior is clean and unmarked, slight browing to the pages. Tight, square binding, no wear to the cloth. Unclipped dustjacket shows some edge wear, but is generally clean and unmarked. We ship Worldwide, use both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges based on our actual costs, without overcharging. This item weighs 7... View more info

Permanent way through the Khyber

By: BAYLEY, Victor

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, Jarrolds: 1939

Edition: Second [?] Edition

Seller ID: 043785


'The Beacon Library, no. 13'. Originally published in 1934. An account of building the railway through the Khyber Pass. Plus, the author's account of living amongst the Pathans and the turbulent warriors of the Noth-West Frontier for many years. 223 pages, [8] leaves of plates ; 22 cm. Book is bright, clean and unmarked with a tight binding. Sound hinges. No wear to the cloth. The unclipped dustjacket is very clean nd quite bright but with edge wear and short, closed ed... View more info

Marie Treschow: En Livsskisse

By: BERGGRAV, Eivind

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Oslo, Forlaget Land og Kirke: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20875


Biography of Marie Treschow. Norwegian language text. 135pp, photo illustrated. Bright, clean, unmarked copy with a sound binding. No wear to white cloth. Dustjacket has some edge wear, micro chips etc. Weight, 330g. View more info

The Wild Frontier: More Tales from the Remarkable Past

By: BERTON, Pierre

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Author Signed

Seller ID: 2260


Berton's mini-biographies of seven men and women neglected by history span over two hundred years of Canadian history, and demonstrate why the Canadian frontier has been like no other in its development. Signed and dated 1978 on the title page. 250 pages : maps ; 24.5 cm.Book is bright, clean and unmarked, sound hinges, tight binding, no wear to the cloth. The Unclipped dustjacket shows a little top edge wear and two very short edge tears closed with acid-free tape. We ... View more info

An Irish Saint : The Life Story of Ann Preston ("Holy Ann")

By: BINGHAM, Helen E.

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Toronto, William Briggs: 1907

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1917


Life of Ann Preston, 1810-1906, Irish born Methodist who emmigrated to Canada. 155 pages, photo illustrated, 19 cm. Interior off the book is clean and unmarked. Binding is tight and square, sound, uncracked hinges. Brown cloth, however is mottled and lightly stained though with only minor wear. Interior is VG+ - Cloth only Good. Weight, 261g. Lettermail applies. View more info

My Seventy Years

By: BLACK, Mrs. George and PRICE, Elizabeth Bailey

Price: $50.00

Publisher: London, Thomas Nelson & Sons: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20530


Autobiography of Yukon Pioneer and early Woman Member of Parliament in Canada, Mrs. George Black.317pp, photo illustrated. Bright, clean, unmarked interior. Ffep cleanly removed. Sound Binding. Some general wear to green cloth boards. Dustjacket is generally clean but with some discoloration to bottom 2" of spine. Very minor edge wear. We ship Worldwide, use both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges based on our actual costs, wi... View more info

Rex Brandt a Portfolio of Recent Works Commemorating the First 25 Years of the Brandt Workshop at Corona Del Mar

By: BRANDT, Rex; MULLER, Jerome K.

Price: $29.50

Publisher: Santa Ana, CA, Lithographed by Unicorn Press: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Dedicated Authors' Inscription & Signature

Seller ID: 040876


Edited & designed by Jerome K. Muller. 32 unnumbered pages illustrations (some color) 32 cm. One page essay by Brandt and his wife Joan; two page essay "Comments by the Artist"; three page biographical summary by Muller. Signed by Brandt on the title page with a further dedication to a fan below. An edition of 1500 Lithographed by Unicorn Press. Bright, clean and unmarked. Tight, stapled binding, bright, clean illustrated wrappers. Superior copy. Unpacked weight... View more info

Atlantic High : a Celebration

By: BUCKLEY, William F., Jr.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Nortwalk, CT, Easton Press: 1987

Edition: Easton Press Edition of

Seller ID: 043778


Atlantic High is ostensibly the tale of Buckley's 1980 voyage across the Atlantic Ocean, a recond of Buckley's meditations on the pleasures of sailing and the importance of good company. xvi, 261 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; fixed silk page marker; blue silk moire endpapers. 25 cm. Text bloc is bright, clean and unmarked. Binding is tight and square. Light stains to the top edge of the moire silk endpapers not affecting any other parts of th... View more info

The Lives of the Chief Justices of England. From the Norman Conquest till the Death of Lord Tenterden ; 4 Volume Set

By: CAMPBELL, John Lord

Price: $195.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1874

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 049010


Set of four volumes in leather. Gilt crests of Trinity College, Cambridge to both boards of all volumes. Five raised bands to the spine with decorations to each panel. OCLC Number: 2531899. Marbled endpapers and page edges. Presentation label from Trinity College, Cambridge to the front endpaper of Volume 1, as a First Prize in aspects of Law. Private bookplates to the front pde of Vols 2, 3 & 4. All bindings are sound. Leather shows minor wear in a few places. Enquire f... View more info

The Science of Leonardo: Inside the Mind of the Great Genius of the Renaissance

By: CAPRA, Fritjof

Price: $9.95

Publisher: New York, Doubleday: 2007

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 040167


'Bestselling author Fritjof Capra reveals Leonardo's artistic approach to scientific knowledge and his organic and ecological worldview' [Goodreads]. xx + 329 pp.; ill.; bibl.; index. An 'as new' copy in a similar, unclipped dustjacket - bright, fresh, unmarked. We ship Worldwide, use both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges based on our actual costs, without overcharging. This item weighs 715g unpacked. Canadian domestic posta... View more info

Daniel O'Connell: Likeness from the latest Portrait from Life.

By: CARRICK, T.

Price: $7.95

Publisher: New York, Johnson & Miles: 1874

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20451


Engraving of the great Irish patriot and political leader, Daniel O'Connell [1775-1847]. Taken from the 'Portrait Gallery of Eminent Men and Women with Biographies, by E. A. Duyckinck, New York, 1874'. Mint copy, with biography. Black & White. No foxing, generous margins. Weight, 30g. View more info