Category: Biography & Autobiography


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"Those were the days" in Swift Current


Price: $9.50

Publisher: Skals, Author Published [?], 1971

Edition: First Edition

A Saskatchewan "71 homecoming event" ; 50 years of reminiscence of the frontier city and district. 136 p. ; 23 cm. Bright, clean copy. Pencil notes to the inside of the rear wrapper otherwise unmarked. Tight, square binding, no spine creases. Spine sun-faded. Weight, 237g. View more info

"I, Too, Have Lived in Arcadia"; A Record of Love and of Childhood

By: LOWNDES, Mrs. Belloc

Price: $9.50

Publisher: London, Macmillan, 1942

Edition: First Edition, Fourth Printing

Memoir of Bessie Rayner Parkes Belloc [1829-1925], English feminist and campaigners for women’s rights in Victorian times and poet, essayist and journalist. This work by her daughter, Mrs Belloc Lowndes. 389 pages, frontispiece, portraits; 23 cm.Clean interior. Unmarked except for an ink signature and date of a former owner to the ffep. Binding is quite tight though the paper covering the hinges shows some light cracking. Red cloth shows little wear and some age soilin... View more info

"Worthy"; a biography of Major-General F.F. Worthington, C.B., M.C., M.M.

By: WORTHINGTON, Larry [Clara E. Worthington]

Price: $49.50

Publisher: Toronto, Macmillan of Canada, 1961

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author and Subject

Biography of Major-General Frederic Franklin Worthington, 1889-1967, by his wife. Worthington was orphaned in Mexico at the age of 12. He fought the war against San Salvador and Honduras, was a gun-runner in Cuba & sided with Francisco Madero's revolutionaries in the Mexican Civil War. In the First World War he joined the Black Watch in England and later served with the Canadian Machine Gun Corps. He won the MM at Vimy Ridge. Later, as a commander he supported mechanizat... View more info

'And I Was There': Pearl Harbor and Midway Breaking the Secrets

By: LAYTON, Edwin T. [Rear Admiral]; PINEAU, Roger [Captain]; COSTELLO, John

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, William Morrow & Co, 1985

Edition: First Edition, Second Printing - BOMC

Pearl Harbor. 7 December 1941. Japanese bombs and torpedoes slam into the battleships of the Pacific Fleet as Commander Edwin T. Layton leaps up the stairs to his second-floor office. He looked out the window to see Oklahoma upside down and Arizona ablaze. Why did the Japanese attack? What had gone wrong? This is the first book by a top-ranking American navy officer to answer these questions. 596 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm. Book is 'as new' - bright, clean and unmarke... View more info

'Old Q' and Barrymore

By: CHANCELLOR, E. Beresford

Price: $29.95

Publisher: London, Philip Allan & Co., 1925

Edition: First, Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Lives of two British 'Rakes' - The Duke of Queensberry and The Earl of Barrymore. This is the fith volume in the series 'The Lives of the Rakes', but stands alone. This is copy #250 of 300 copies printed on fine paper and signed by the author. Interior is very bright and clean. Binding is sound, no weakening to hinges. Only minor wear to boards. Slight damage to paper label/titles onspine. Attractive book. Weight, 730g. We ship Worldwide, at cost, using both Canada Post... View more info

'Stroller' White: Tales of a Klondike Newsman

By: DeARMOND, R. N. - Compiler

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Vancouver, Mitchell Press Limited, 1969

Edition: First Edition

Lively anecdotes of the Klondike and Alaska told by a writer who was part of the great Gold Rush. 182pp. Bright, clean copy. Gift inscription tothe ffep otherwise unmarked. Tight, square binding, no wear to the cloth. Unclipped dustjacke is somewhat rubbed but shows only 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, without overcharging. This item weighs 450g unpac... View more info

'The Life': Memoirs of a French Hooker


Price: $9.50

Publisher: New York, Seaver Book, Viking Press, 1978

Edition: First American Printing

Best-selling book on the life of a French Prostitute. Translated from the French. First U.S. edition, 8vo, 368pp. Hardcover book with price-clipped dustjacket. Tight, clean copy. Dustjacket has very minor edge wear. VG+/VG, or better. Weight, 734g. View more info

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10,000 hours: Reminiscences of a Helicopter Bush Pilot


Price: $16.50

Publisher: Canada, Sono Nis Press, 1985

Edition: First Edition

Autobiography focussing on author's experiences as a helicopter pilot in the Canadian arctic and northern parts of the provinces between 1954 and 1974. 245 pages, [24] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm. Book is bright and clean. Unmarked except for a tiny address label from a former owner to the ffep. Tight, square binding, no wear to the cloth. Unclipped dustjacket is also bright and clean showing only very light edge wear, but no tears or chips. We ... View more info

17 Carnations: The Royals, the Nazis and the Biggest Cover-Up in History

By: MORTON, Andrew

Price: $13.50

Publisher: U.S.A., Grand Central Publishing, 2015

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

"Morton tells the story of the feckless Edward VIII, later Duke of Windsor, his American wife Wallis Simpson, the bizarre wartime Nazi plot to make him a puppet king after the invasion of Britain, and the attempted cover-up by Churchill, General Eisenhower, and King George VI of the Duke's relations with Hitler...". xii, 370 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm. A very-nearly 'as new' copy - bright, clean and unmarked, still fresh, with a similar, unclipped dustjacket. ... View more info

2000 Days Was a Lifetime

By: CAMPBELL, Archie

Price: $14.50

Publisher: Chilliwack, BC, LCAM Pub, 2001

Edition: First Edition

Biography of a young Canadian soldier who was a Prisoner of War for over 5 years during WWII. 495 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm. Bright, clean, unmarked copy. Tight, square binding, no spine creases. Almost 'as new'. Weight, 627g. View more info

40 O.B.; or, How the War was Won

By: HOY, Hugh Cleland

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson, 1932

Edition: Ninth Impression of First Edition

An entertaining memoir of one of the British participants in Naval Intelligence during WWI. 40 O. B. was the designation of the Intelligence room. Foreword by Sir Basil Thomson, K.C.B. 287 pages frontispiece, illustrations (facsimile) plates, portraits; 22 cm. Interior is clean and unmarked. Binding is tight, hinges sound. Red cloth shows only minor wear to the extremities of the spine and the tips of the corners. Weight, 606g. View more info

: a photographer's Life

By: MELTZER, Mitlon

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar Straus Giroux, 1978

Edition: First Printing

Dorothea Lange (1895 - 1965), an influential American documentary photographer and photojournalist, best known for her Depression-era work for the Farm Security Administration (FSA). xii, 399 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. Bright, fresh, unmarked copy in a nearly similar, price-clipped dustjacket. Weight, 850g. View more info

: A Story of Early Years in Banff and My Life as a Royal Canadian Mounted Policeman's Wife. 1914-1956

By: PAULL, Dorothy Standish

Price: $11.50

Publisher: White Rock, BC, Author Published, 1993

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Autobiographical account of the life of the wife of a Royal Canadian Mounted Policeman in Banff Alberta, 1914-1956. 122pp, photo illustrated. Bright, clean, unmarked copy. Almost 'as new' except for a few innocuous indentations to front board. Weight, 370g. View more info

; the incredible story of Vrain Lucas, who created over 27,000 literary forgeries and sold them for millions and the glory of France!


Price: $12.00

Publisher: New Castle, DE, U.S.A., Oak Knoll Press, 1998

Edition: First American Edition

Story of French forger, Vrain-Denis Lucas. Translation of: 'Une fabrique de faux autographes, ou, Re´cit de l'affaire Vrain Lucas / par Henri Bordier et Emile Mabille'. xiii, 202 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. An 'as new' copy - brightm and fresh, unmarked, in a similar, unclipped dustjacket. Weight, 557g. View more info

A Bibliography of Edmund Blunden


Price: $40.00

Publisher: Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1979

Edition: First Edition

Comrehensive bibliography of English poet and critic, sometime Professor of Poetry at Oxford, Edmund Blunden. 725pp including index of first lines. Attractive copy, extremely clean and fresh. View more info