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'Stroller' White Tales of a Klondike Newsman

By: DeArmond, R. N.

Price: $18.50

Publisher: Vancouver BC, Mitchell Press Limited, 1969

Edition: First Edition


Edge wear and light soiling to DJ, sun-faded on edges, small tears. ; Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. A tight solid book. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 182 pages; "Here is a book of lively anedcotes of the Klondike and Alaska told by a beloved writer who was part of the great Gold Rush and who stayed in the North until he died." White was an American journalist who fell in love with the North and its peoples View more info

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'Tis Me Again, B'y!

By: McDonald, Andy

Price: $16.50

Publisher: St. John's, Newfoundland, Breakwater, 1990

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author


Signed by Author; Light shelfwear and corner curl to card covers. ; Signed in an old man's shaky handwriting by the author on the title page. A bright, solid book.; 8.90 X 5.90 X 0.50 inches; 175 pages; This is MacDonald's fourth book of humourous anecdotes about growing up and living in Nova Scotia, that outpost of Scottish culture. View more info

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A Cabin in Clayoquot

By: Lowther, Christine

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Gabriola Island, BC, Pacific Edge Publishing, 1997

Edition: First Edition


Card covers show light shelfwear, light soiling. ; A tight solid book. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 118 pages; A journal by the author, outlining her environmental activism on the west coast of Vancouver Island, in and around the Clayoquot Sound area. View more info

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A Horseman and the West

By: Trotter, Beecham; Arthur Hawkes

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Toronto, Macmillan Company of Canada, 1925

Edition: First Edition


Brown cloth covered boards are worn with corners a little bumped. Front hinge split but taped and still strong. Previous owner's name stamped on front pastedown, some pencil underlining. ; Pebbled cloth covered board blind stamped, small gilt design on front, gilt titles on spine. Two B&W plates including frontispiece. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 304 pages; Mr. Trotter with the help of Arthur Hawkes has written an account of the pioneering beginnigs of Brandon, Manit... View more info

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A Land Apart A South African Reader

By: Coetzee, J. M. & Andre Philippus Brink

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber, 1986

Edition: First Edition


Prev. owner's name on FFEP in black ink, some tanning of pages as is common in British books of this era.; Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. A bright, solid book.; 8.66 X 5.59 X 1.10 inches; 256 pages; "A Land Apart explores the literary traditions (Black and White, English and Afrikaans) of South Africa as they engage with the reality of life there today." View more info

A Lovely Letter from Cecie The 1907-1915 Vancouver Diary and World War I Letters of Wallace Chambers

By: Gillis, John Graham

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Vancouver BC, Peanut Butter Publishing, 1998

Edition: First Printing


Light scuffing of card covers ; A bright, solid book ; 0.5 x 8.7 x 6 Inches; 181 pages; The 1907-1959 Vancouver diary and World War I letters of Wallace Chambers give a rare glimpse into the world of middle-class young people in Vancouver of the early 1900s. Raised in B.C.'s Nicola Valley, John Graham Gillis is a Vancouver cardiologist and historian. His mother, Gertrude, was a younger sister of Wallace Chambers. 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


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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A Soldier's Disgrace

By: Snyder, Don J.

Price: $16.50

Publisher: Dublin NH, Yankee Books, 1987

Edition: First Edition


Some creasing to front panel of dust jacket, old price sticker on DJ. ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped.; 9 X 6.30 X 1.10 inches; 254 pages; Ronald Alley died trying to clear his name. His widow continued the battle. He had been captured by the Koreans during the police action and vilified by the lies of other prisoners at a later court martial. Alley and his wife begged Snyder to help clear his name but unfortunately he died in the 1970s before Snyd... View more info

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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


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

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A Year in the Life of Andy Warhol

By: McCabe, David

Price: $18.95

Publisher: London, Phaidon Press, 2003

Edition: First Edition


Heavy opaque mylar has short tears head and tail of spine, book shows only slight wear. ; A bright, solid book, Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. Titles in green on dust jacket, images on front and back boards. ; B&W Illustrations; 9 X 6.42 X 1.24 inches; 240 pages; "In late 1964 Andy Warhol commissioned young fashion photographer David McCabe to document his daily activities for one year. During the course of this project, whenever the artist called McCabe wou... View more info

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Abe The Newsboy Hero of a Thousand Fights

By: Hollandersky, Abe

Price: $16.50

Publisher: Los Angeles, Abe The Newsboy, 1953

Edition: Seventeenth Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author


Signed by Author; Blue cloth boards show some shelf wear, corners bumped. ; Signed by the author in blue ink on the frontispiece. A tight solid book, hinges intact, gilt stamped front and spine. B&W plates throughout. ; B&W Photographs; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 531 pages; "After he tried to sell a newspaper to Teddy Roosevelt aboard the presidential yacht USS Mayflower in September 1906, Roosevelt had Admiral Robley D. Evans create the official unpaid tit... View more info

AGAINST THE TIDES

By: Tylor, Carollyne

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Canada, Self Published, 1983

Inscription: Signed by Author


Signed by Author; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 286 pages; Privately Printed, Blue boards with gilt print. The life of Alfred James Parker. Inscribed By Author. Small bump top corner. 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


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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And ...Howe! An Authorized Autobiography

By: Howe, Gordie & Colleen Howe & Tom Delisle

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Traverse City MI, Power Play Pubns Inc, 1995

Edition: First Edition; Second Printing


Signed by All Authors; Light creasing top edge of DJ ; Signed by both Gordie and Colleen Howe. A bright, solid book dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped.; B&W Photographs; 9.21 X 5.98 X 1.89 inches; 428 pages; " Ask Bobby Orr who was the best ever, and he’ll tell you it was Gordie Howe. Ask Wayne Gretzky, and he’ll say the same thing. Big, skilled, mean, and nearly indestructible, Howe dominated the game and the record books for decades. Today he is still known as “M... View more info

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And ...Howe! An Authorized Autobiography

By: Howe, Gordie & Colleen Howe & Tom Delisle

Price: $16.95

Publisher: Traverse City MI, Power Play Pubns Inc, 1995

Edition: First Edition; Third Printing


Signed by All Authors; DJ shows light creasing.; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. Signed by both Gordie and Colleen Howe ; 9.21 X 5.98 X 1.89 inches; 428 pages; " Ask Bobby Orr who was the best ever, and he’ll tell you it was Gordie Howe. Ask Wayne Gretzky, and he’ll say the same thing. Big, skilled, mean, and nearly indestructible, Howe dominated the game and the record books for decades. Today he is still known as “Mr. Hockey,” and any ... View more info