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Image for Thinking with Both Hands; Sir Daniel Wilson in the Old World and the New

Thinking with Both Hands; Sir Daniel Wilson in the Old World and the New

By: Ash, Marinell & Elizabeth Hulse (editor)

Price: $37.50

Publisher: Toronto, University of Toronto Press: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18440


Only slight wear ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar. ; B&W Illustrations; 9.29 X 6.28 X 1.27 inches; 392 pages; "This book is an exhaustive look at the life and career of one of the last century's most interesting and accomplished educators. Widely admired in his own day, Sir Daniel Wilson has been largely forgotten. This collection reappraises his contribution to many fields of endeavour and to the development of the University of Toronto. As well as his ow... View more info

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The Doctor Rode Side-saddle

By: Buck, Ruth Matheson

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland and Stewart: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 14710


Signed by Author; DJ has a couple of short tears, spine faded. Extensive gift notation on front free end paper. ; Author inscription on title page, inscribed to the subject of gift inscription. A tight solid book. DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; B&W Illustrations; 175 pages; The remarkable story of Elizabeth Matheson stands out as a biography of one of Canada's extraordinary women and as a compelling picture of pioneer life on the prairies. One of Canada's ... View more info

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Onassis Aristotle and Christina

By: Davis, L. J.

Price: $16.50

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: 1986

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 17228


Board edges and DJ show light edge wear, 1/4" chip missing from top front edge of DJ.; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; B&W Photographs; 8.30 X 5.70 X 1.20 inches; 269 pages; A biography of the Greek shipping magnate, and his daughter. "The author details Onassis's financial coups, rivalries, many romantic affairs, friendships, etc. More engrossing sections describe his daughter Christina's life, stressing the vast difference between the ... View more info

Hommes d'État

By: Duff, A.B. & F. Galy

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Paris, France, Desclée de Brouwer: 1936

Seller ID: 14080


3 individual volumes without DJ's or slipcase, light soil to beige cloth covered boards, light foxing on a few pages, light bumping of corners; Black and brown titles and design stamped onto front and spine, bright, solid books, hinges intact, text unmarked, mitered edges. Text in French; 3 Tomes (3 volumes); B&W Illustrations; 1944 pages; Volume 1 contains Philip of Macedon (Philippe de Macédoine) by Victor Chapot, Caius Gracchus by André Oltramare, Sylla by Léon Hom... View more info

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Aganetha's Story

By: Dyck, Florence

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Self Published: circa 2013

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 18456


Signed by Author; Card covers show slight shelf wear.; Inscribed by author on front fly leaf. A bright, solid book. ; Trade PB; B&W Illustrations and Maps; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 256 pages; Using stories told to her by her Mother and Grandmother, Florence Dyck tries to recreate the life of her great-grandmother Aganetha Neufeld née Buhler and in doing so, discovers her Mennonite roots. "Aganetha immigrated to Canada with her family in 1876 at the age of ... 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


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

Image for The Wheel of Things  A biography of L. M. Montgomery, author of Anne of Green Gables

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


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

Image for Docteur Bethune; L'histoire du Docteur Norman Bethune de la Guerre d'Espagne de la Révolution chinoise

Docteur Bethune; L'histoire du Docteur Norman Bethune de la Guerre d'Espagne de la Révolution chinoise

By: Gordon, Sydney; Ted Allan; Jean Paré translator

Price: $16.50

Publisher: Montreal, éditions l'étincelle: 1973

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 14497


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; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 313 pages; This was originally published in English as 'The Scalpel, the Sword'. Text in French. 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


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


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 Latin Among Lions  Alvaro Guevara

Latin Among Lions Alvaro Guevara

By: Holman-Hunt, Diana

Price: $17.50

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph Ltd: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18420


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

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Ingersoll; a Biographical Appreciation

By: Kittredge, Herman Eugene

Price: $39.95

Publisher: New York, The Dresden Pub. Co: 1911

Seller ID: 13886


Front hinge has been repaired with archival materials, some edge wear and scuffing of marbled paper covered boards, some soiling of last few pages; 3/4 Morocco leather binding with marbled paper covered boards, marbled endpapers, frontispiece with tissue guard and 8 B&W photos, top edge gilt. Facsimile of letter foldout. Pages appear to be laid paper, some of the fore edges roughly opened. A solid book. This book finished up the 12 volume set of Ingersoll's Works.; Inger... View more info

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Thomas Cranmer A Life

By: MacCulloch, Diarmaid

Price: $22.50

Publisher: New Haven, Yale University Press: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17657


Missing dust jacket ; A bright, solid book.; B&W Illustrations; 9.21 X 5.98 X 1.81 inches; 692 pages; "Thomas Cranmer was the architect of the Anglican Book of Common Prayer. He was the Archbishop who guided England through the early Reformation, and Henry VIII through the minefields of divorce. Diarmaid MacCulloch traces Cranmer from his East-Midland roots to early Tudor Cambridge, into the household of the family of Anne Boleyn, and through the political labyrinth ... View more info

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Remember Butler; the Story of Sir William Butler

By: McCourt, Edward

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart: 1967

Edition: First Canadian Edition

Seller ID: 15036


Dust jacket worn and scuffed heavily chipped with short tears and creasing, ink transfer on front flap. Corners of red cloth covered boards lightly bumped, whited out name on front free end paper along with some erasure, small smudge bottom of frontispiece ; DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped, tight solid book. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 276 pages; Sir William Butler, an Irish officer in the British Army served in Canada during the first Riel R... View more info

Prophet of the wilderness Abraham Gesner

By: Mitcham, Allison

Price: $16.50

Publisher: Hantsport, NS, Lancelot Press: 1995

Seller ID: 14137


Some creasing of front card cover; A tight solid book. ; Trade PB; B&W Illustrations; 208 pages; Geologist, explorer, inventor, author, and founder of the first Natural History Museum in Canada View more info