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Image for H. H. A.   Letters of the Earl of Oxford and Asquith to a friend: First Series  1915-1922

H. H. A. Letters of the Earl of Oxford and Asquith to a friend: First Series 1915-1922

By: N/A

Price: $17.50

Publisher: London, Geoffrey Bles: 1933

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15480


Dust jacket chipped with short tears, DJ spine soiled. Previous owner's name of FFEP. ; A tight solid book, DJ in Mylar. Small bookseller stamp base of front pastedown ; 218 pages; This book one of a 2 book series. View more info

Image for Rockman  One man's crusade against apartheid police

Rockman One man's crusade against apartheid police

By: Abrahams, Eugene & Gregory Rockman

Price: $21.50

Publisher: Melville South Africa, Senior Publications: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16030


White paper covered boards show only light wear, pages lightly tanned. Dustjacket chipped head and tail of spine, a couple of short tears with attendant creasing. ; Tight solid book, DJ in Mylar. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 185 pages; Lieutenant Gregory Rockman was a young 'coloured' policeman who fought for years against apartheid in the police force and the excesses of the riot police. His experiences are written as told to a young jornalist, Eugen... View more info

Image for Go to School, You're a Little Black Boy  The Honourable Lincoln M. Alexander: A Memoir

Go to School, You're a Little Black Boy The Honourable Lincoln M. Alexander: A Memoir

By: Alexander, (PC Ont), Lincoln with Herb Shoveller

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Toronto, Dundurn Press: 2010

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16262


Slight wear to card covers, shallow crease bottom back fore corner. ; A bright, solid book ; Trade PB; 8.90 X 5.98 X 0.71 inches; 256 pages; Among the important stories that need to be told about noteworthy Canadians, Lincoln Alexander's sits at the top of the list. Born in Toronto in 1922, the son of a maid and a railway porter, Alexander embarked on an exemplary life path that has involved military service for his country, a successful political career, a thriving law ... View more info

I NEVER WONDERED

By: Alm, Edwin A.

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Vancouver, BC, Evergreen Press: 1971

Edition: First Canadian Edition

Seller ID: 1944


DJ in mylar. DJ is scuffed, lightly soiled with small chips and tears. The author's autobiography, detailing his lfe in real estate, construction, hotels and dance halls. Illustrated by Karin Jonsonn. View more info

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

Image for A Wilderness of Days  An artist's experiences as a prisoner of war in Germany

A Wilderness of Days An artist's experiences as a prisoner of war in Germany

By: Bates, Maxwell

Price: $27.50

Publisher: Victoria, BC, Sono Nis Press: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16669


Only light wear to book and DJ, 1" tear front fore edge of DJ. ; A bright, solid book, dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; 133 pages; "The Canadian painter Maxwell bates is on of the few men who experienced and survived both the infamous 'long march' of prisoners of Allied prisoners into Germany at the fall of France and the equally notorious march out of Germany before the advancing Allied troops in 1945." The artist could not resist illustrating the ha... View more info

Image for Liebe zu Deutschland heisst leiden an Deutschland  Briefe aus Kanada 1962-1976 - Ausgewahlt, herausgegeben und mit einem Vorwort versehen non Otto Roders

Liebe zu Deutschland heisst leiden an Deutschland Briefe aus Kanada 1962-1976 - Ausgewahlt, herausgegeben und mit einem Vorwort versehen non Otto Roders

By: Bauer, Walter

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Gifkendorf, Merlin Verlag: 1983

Seller ID: 12743


Light wear, some creasing head & tail of spine ; Text in German. DJ in Mylar, bright, solid book ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 479 pages View more info

Image for None of it Came Easy  The story of James Garfield Gardiner

None of it Came Easy The story of James Garfield Gardiner

By: Benson, Nathaniel Anketell

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Toronto, ON, Burns & MacEachern: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10257


Signed by Biographee; Light wear to book, DJ chipped and scuffed with short tears ; A tight solid book. DJ in Mylar, unclipped. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 272 pages; Inscribed by Gardiner on FFEP. 'The Gardiner story tells with a wealth of dramatic detail the career of an indomitable Ontario farm boy who used the precious tool of an education obtained step by step, the hard way, to rise from hired man to country teacher, to high school principal and political leader,... View more info

Image for The Charles Bentall Story - A Man of Industry and Integrity

The Charles Bentall Story - A Man of Industry and Integrity

By: Bentall, Shirley

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Vancouver, BC, The Bentall Group Ltd.: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15052


Light edge wear, previous owner's name on front free end paper ; DJ in Mylar. ; 198 pages; Charles Bentall, a giant in the development of the downtown core of Vancouver is featured in this book along with his family. View more info

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I Married the Klondike

By: BERTON, LAURA BEATRICE

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart: 1961

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 12378


DJ chipped with short tears, light soil, some creasing. Two gift notations on half-title page, only light wear to book ; A tight solid book, hinges intact, DJ in Mylar ; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 231 pages; The author, mother of Canadian writer and journalist Pierre Berton, writes of her 25 years in Dawson City, Yukon. Beginning in 1907, when she was offered the position of Kindergarten Directress for Dawson City, the author tells of life in the Canadi... View more info

Image for Klondike; the Life & Death of the Last Great Gold Rush

Klondike; the Life & Death of the Last Great Gold Rush

By: Berton, Pierre

Price: $19.95

Publisher: London, W. H. Allen: 1960

Edition: 1st UK

Seller ID: 12322


Price clipped DJ chipped with light delamination, short tears & some creasing. Light yellowing of pages ; DJ in Mylar, bright, solid book ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 456 + index pages; A classic Canadian history by someone who spent his first 12 years in Dawson City. Berton was born there after the big rush and was imbued with the history of the place by his parents, especially by his mother, Laura Beatrice Berton, who wrote the biographical classic 'I Married the Klondi... View more info

Image for The Dionne Years  A Thirties Melodrama

The Dionne Years A Thirties Melodrama

By: Berton, Pierre

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New York, W. W. Norton & Co.: 1978

Edition: 1st; Second Printing

Seller ID: 17028


Light edge wear to DJ a couple of short tears, small chip to fore edge.; Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector, tight solid book. ; B&W Illustrations; 9.50 X 6.50 X 1 inches; 232 pages; "An account of the struggles of the Dionne quintuplets, from "million-dollar babies" to impoverished adults, and their ultimate triumph in the battle for compensation after years of exploitation.In February 1998, a press conference was held by three tired 63-year-old women, wh... View more info

Dark Safari; the Life Behind the Legend of Henry Morton Stanley

By: Bierman, John

Price: $18.50

Publisher: New York, Knopf: 1990

Edition: Stated First Edition

Seller ID: 12634


Front flap creased, slight edge wear to book & DJ ; DJ in Mylar, unclipped, bright, solid book ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 401 pages; A savagely deprived childhood rendered John Rowlands something of an emotional cripple, yet this unloved illegitimate son of a housemaid became Sir Henry Morton Stanley, the celebrated African explorer. Evasion, suppression and falsification were his defenses against the abandonment, rejection and betrayal that haunted his life--an... View more info

Before It's Too Late; a Decade of Life in the Queen Charlottes

By: Bryant, Elvira Christina

Price: $13.50

Publisher: Victoria, BC, Self Published: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14630


Inscribed by author on title page. A bright, solid book ; 0.5 x 9 x 6 Inches; 140 pages View more info

Image for Young Winston's Wars  The Original Despatches of Winston S. Churchill War Correspondent, 1897-1900

Young Winston's Wars The Original Despatches of Winston S. Churchill War Correspondent, 1897-1900

By: Churchill, Winston & Frederick Woods (editor)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, The Viking Press: 1973

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 18361


DJ shows shelf wear with small tears and light chipping, front flap creased. Previous owner's name on FFEP, half title and title page. A couple of pages show water damage at fore edge, shelf soil bottom fore corner ; A tight solid book, hinges intact, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; B&W Photographs and maps; 8.66 X 5.83 X 1.57 inches; 350 pages; "Few people realize that Winston Churchill's fame began with the name he made for himself as a war correspondent during ... View more info