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Catch Me If You Can

By: Abagnale, F.

Price: $171.18

Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A., Grosset & Dunlap: 1980

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 15104697

ISBN: 0448165384

Condition: Very Good


0448165384 253 pages. The true story of Frank Abagnale, alias Frank Williams, alias Robert Conrad, Frank Adams, and Robert Monjo - for five years the world's most hunted forger, fraudulent check writer, imposter, and con man extraordinaire. This story was recently made into a major motion picture starring Leonardo DiCaprio. Prior owner's name upon front endpaper else book clean, and unmarked with very light wear. Light wear to price-clipped dust jacket which is now preserved in a glossy new archival-grade Brodart cover. Very nice copy. View more info

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The Akerman Family: Growing Up with Salt Spring Island

By: Ackerman, Bob (Signed); Sherwood, Linda

Price: $149.95

Publisher: Canada, Self-Published (Van Coillie, Dries): 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 151H2221

ISBN: 0973982608

Condition: Good


0973982608 Signed, without inscription, by author upon title page. 325 pages. Index. Black and white reproductions of archival photos in text. Includes chapters on Akerman and Gyves family genealogy, plus the author's native ancestry. "Bob's incredible memory of the stories he heard from his family while he was growing up gives an excellent glimpse into what life was like for the early residents of Salt Spring Island. The stories he tells remind us of the importance of family, community and history: they remind us of our place as individuals and as part of the greater whole." - f... View more info

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Between Tzouhalem and Prevost: Memories of Duncan in the 1920s and '30s

By: Ackinclose, Muriel Jarvis

Price: $59.95

Publisher: Canada, M.J. Ackinclose: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 326A2613

ISBN: 096876360X

Condition: Fair


096876360X Approximately 110 pages. Black and white illustrations. "... Because these words were born of the visual images and impressions of a child and teenager, I beg you indulge the juvenile slant of these vignettes, excuse the fragmented and often chronologically disjointed record, and perhaps join me in returning to these simpler, kinder and happier days." - from back cover. Somewhat above-average wear. Usual library markings. A worthy reading copy. View more info

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Bryan Adams

By: Adams, Bryan

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Firefly Books: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 147A6796

ISBN: 1895565839

Condition: Very Good


1895565839 108 pages. "This book contains a selection of pictures from our various expeditions (and a few more for good measure). You won't get the whole story, but you'll get a few clues." - from Introduction. Excellent photography throughout. Clean, bright and unmarked with light wear. Nice copy. View more info

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Go Quietly...or Else

By: Agnew, Spiro T

Price: $1,500.00

Publisher: U.S.A., William Morrow: 1980

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 322H1041

ISBN: 0688036686

Condition: Very Good


0688036686 Signed and inscribed by Spiro Agnew upon half-title page. 288 pages. Index. "A powerful book in which Mr. Agnew challenges the widely held beliefs about his alleged involvement in bribery and extortion while in office. His testimony provides a detailed, well-documented, week-by-week account of the whirlwind of events leading to his resignation and unsnarls the tangle of distorted and wilfully contrived evidence that has burdened his life for the past six years." - from dust jacket. Clean and unmarked with light wear. Dust jacket now preserved in archival-grade Brodart. ... View more info

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The Orangeman: The Life & Times of Ogle Gowan

By: Akenson, Donald

Price: $69.95

Publisher: Canada, Lorimer: 1986

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 111A8187

ISBN: 088862963X

Condition: Very Good


088862963X 330 pages. Index. "Ogle Gowan... built the powerful Protestant machine that shaped Canadian history for more than 100 years." - from dust jacket. Clean, bright and unmarked with very light wear. Excellent copy. View more info

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The Dutch Touch in Ontario

By: Albert van der Mey; Martin A. Mol

Price: $149.95

Publisher: Canada, Mol Publishing: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 837A2841

ISBN: 0968254209

Condition: Fine


0968254209 232 pages. Index. Abundantly illustrated in both colour and black and white. "Presents a vivid picture of the energy and enterprise that have given Dutch-Canadians and their offspring a solid reputation as hard workers and good citizens... Conveys a deep appreciation for Canada's role in the liberation of the Netherlands in 1945 and for the many opportunities for exciting challenges that the new homeland offers." - from dust jacket. Wonderfully illustrated endpapers. Clean, bright and unmarked but for prior owner's name which is whited out atop title page. Negligible w... View more info

The Good Provider: H. J. Heinz and his 57 varieties

By: Alberts, Robert C

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Boston, MA, Houghton Mifflin: 1973

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 46501111

ISBN: 0395171261

Condition: Very Good


0395171261 297 pages including index and many interesting archival black and white photographic plates. This first full-scale biography of H.J. Heinz is a product of sound scholarship and an important contribution to American social history. It is based upon a mass of family diaries, letters, documents, scrapbooks, and other papers made available for this work. Book clean and unmarked with light wear. Average wear to dust jacket which bears a one inch tear to bottom edge of back panel. Nice copy of this interesting and nostalgic work. View more info

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Bessie Smith - Empress of the Blues

By: Albertson, Chris; Schuller, Gunther: Commentary By

Price: $299.95

Publisher: USA, Kane: 1975

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 117A8334

Condition: Good


144 pages. Index. Discography. "The Greatest Singer and Entertainer of the Century - Bessie Smith comes alive again in this unique collection of 30 of her most famous songs. Not just copies of sheet music, here are actual transcriptions of her most famous songs, with piano reproductions and guitar chords... Gunther Schuller contributes notes on her singing style - perhaps the only good critical description of her art. This is the ideal companion to the record set of Bessies's complete recordings." - from back cover. Songs include: It Makes My Love Come Down, Long Road, Jailhouse... View more info

David Livingstone: The Missionary Who "Discovered" Africa 1813-1873 (Heroes of Faith and Courage)

By: Alex, Ben

Price: $39.95

Publisher: USA, Victor Books: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 45304788

ISBN: 1564764745

Condition: Very Good


1564764745 43 pages. Nicely illustrated juvenile literature. "An adventure that will inspire young and old alike: Livingstone's determination to reach his goal, his humility and love for the African people and his storng faith in God." - from back cover. Clean, bright and unmarked with light wear. Nice copy. View more info

Hudson Taylor: The Missionary Who Won a Nation by Prayer (Heroes of Faith and Courage)

By: Alex, Marlee; Alex, Ben

Price: $39.95

Publisher: USA, Victor Books: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 45304789

ISBN: 1564764761

Condition: Fine


1564764761 51 pages. Hudson arrived in China with an impossible task... yet he won the world's greatest nation through prayer. Juvenile literature. Clean, bright and unmarked with minimal wear. Lovely copy. View more info

Remembering Leacock: An Oral History

By: Allan Anderson

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Canada, Deneau: 1983

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 86302147

ISBN: 0888790937

Condition: Good


0888790937 229 pages. Vivid, personal recollections of Canada's most beloved humourist. Stephen Leacock comes alive in reminiscences by people who knew him in one of his many roles as professor, writer, gentleman farmer and all-round eccentric. Illustrated in black and white. Binding intact. Usual library markings. Average wear. Good working copy. View more info

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Dew Upon the Grass

By: Allan, Billie Lamb

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Saskatoon, Canada, Western Producer: 1969

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 122G0893

Condition: Good


140 pages. Black and white photos in text. Reprint of the 1963 first edition. "A true account of pioneering in the bush country of Manitoba, north of 53... The heartwarming story of the author's family of 11 children and their trials, tears, and happiness as they struggled to survive in the wilds of an unsettled land." - from back cover. Average wear. Unmarked. A sound copy. View more info

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The Canadian Magazine, July 5, 1975 - Norman Bethune Cover Illustration

By: Allan, Ted; Cobb, David; Gormely, Sheila; Grescoe, Paul; Benoit, Jehane;

Price: $149.95

Publisher: Toronto, Southstar: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 316G2183

Condition: Good


28 pages. Features: Norman Bethune - The Sinner Who Became a Saint - article with many illustration in colour and black and white; Nice full-page colour-photo ad for Benson & Hedges cigarettes features fishermen holding their catch; Plain Jayne - Actress Jayne Eastwood - with great full-page colour photo; Scotiabank centerfold ad; Joseph Sedgwick - Master of Advocacy - article with full-page colour-photo portrait of this great Canadian lawyer; Nice full-page colour-photo ad for Crown brand corn syrup; The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Mailman - How Ottawa cut Tom Howard's Olympic Chances in... View more info

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OUR FIRST 60 YEARS. A Story of a Cariboo Pioneer

By: Allen, C. C.

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Canada, Caryall Books Ltd: 1989

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 155H1491

ISBN: B000ONTJJQ

Condition: Good


B000ONTJJQ 83 pages. Several black and white reproductions of archival photos. Author was born in England in 1890. Here he recounts his B.C. pioneering memories. Unmarked with moderate wear. A sound copy. View more info

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One came late: A true unsponsored story of one Canadian

By: Allen, Phillip E

Price: $199.95

Publisher: Edmonton, P.E. Allen: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 431G3086

ISBN: 0969625707

Condition: Good


0969625707 349 pages. Profusely illustrated with reproductions of archival black and white photos. Map endpapers. Signed by author upon back of front free endpaper. In 1947 the author re-trekked and re-lived the 'Gold Trails of '98' made famous by Robert W. Service - with only a clarinet, a typewriter and a dime. Sllight lean to spine. Moderate wear. A sound copy of this wonderfully high-spirited tale. View more info

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Maclean's - Canada's National Magazine, 15 March (Mar.) 1951 - Toronto Maple Leafs Front Cover / Comrade Tim Buck of Canada's Communist Party

By: Allen, R.; Fraser, B.; Anglin, G.; Neville, Charles; Bodsworth, F.; Robertson, George H.; Callwood, J.; Mayse, Arthur; et al

Price: $495.00

Publisher: Toronto, Maclean Hunter / Key Publishers: 1951

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 201H2459

Condition: Good


68 pages. Features: Great cover illustration of Toronto Maple Leaf locker room by Franklin Arbuckle shows button being sewn onto uniform of team captain Ted "Teeder" Kennedy by Tim Daly with Turk Broda in background; The Case History of Comrade Tim Buck - Leader of Canada's Communist Party for 21 years; You Too Can Be a Perfect Parent; The Hex-man of Croaker's Hole (fiction); Conscription! - How soon will it come?; Art Reaume - The Battered Boss of Windsor, Ontario; How to Pay Less Income Tax; Sir John Franklin's Folly; Regina's Always Starting Something; Whooping Cough - Number One B... View more info

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Maclean's - Canada's National Magazine, May 20, 1961 - The Apprenticeship of Mordecai Richler / Aksel Schiotz / African Diary

By: Allen, Ralph; Mair, Shirley; Richler, Mordecai; Krantz, Judith; gardner, Ray; Stollery, Peter; Heine, William C.

Price: $299.95

Publisher: Montreal, Maclean Hunter: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 201G4719

Condition: Good


72 pages. Features: Colour black label beer inside front cover; Very nice one-page colour-photo ad for the 1961 Buick Electra 225 Convertible (black) at the Thornwood train station; Nice one-page colour-photo Pepsi ad shows couple with baseball and bat; First part of series by Ralph Allen features Sir Sam Hughes, who through together a citizens' army in months during WWI - with photos; Enter the Platypus - on Aching Feet - new 'Platypus Point' shoes will reduce the amount of deformation caused to women's feet by needle-point shoes; The Apprenticeship of Mordecai Richler - the story of his fas... View more info

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Wartime with Shell

By: Allen, Robert Stephenson

Price: $39.95

Publisher: U.K., Imprint unknown: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 665G3127

ISBN: 1871128137

Condition: Good


1871128137 144 pages. Reproductions of black and white photos. "Autobiography of a Shell Marine Superintendent who survived the six years of war-time convoys and was recommended for a bravery award. His tanker refueled FDR's aircraft carrier on its way to the Tehran conference and he served 18 months on Merchan Aircraft Carriers which finally defeated the U-boat in the North Atlantic." - from back cover. Prior owner's details atop title page. Light wear. Binding tight. A quality copy. View more info

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Where Life and Death Hold Hands

By: Allister, W.

Price: $79.95

Publisher: Canada, Musson Book Co: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 553H1333

ISBN: 0773722688

Condition: Good


0773722688 245 pages. Black and white illustrations. "On Christmas Day 1941, Hong Kong fell to the Japanese. William Allister, a young Canadian, was one of 10,000 prisoners captures that day... Like many who suffered in the camps, he returned home a troubled man. For the next forty years he would try to piece his life together, knowing one day he needed to return to Camp 3D in Kawasaki, Japan, to reclaim, resolve and understand." - from dust jacket. Moderate wear. Clean and unmarked. Moderate tanning to contents. Binding tight. A sound copy. View more info