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Maker and Craftsman: The Story of Dorothy L. Sayers

By: Alzina Stone Dale

Price: $39.95

Publisher: USA, Eerdmans: 1978

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 15104757

ISBN: 0802835155

Condition: Good


0802835155 158 pages. "Sayers is best known as the creator of the Lord Peter Wimsey detective stories that have charmed and fascinated a generation of devoted readers." - from dust jacket. Average wear. Unmarked. View more info

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Aman Story of a Somali Girl

By: Aman

Price: $39.95

Publisher: London, Trafalgar Square: 1994

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 151A5325

ISBN: 0747520224

Condition: Fair


0747520224 349 pages. "A lyrical first-hand account of a complex and charismatic modern-day African heroine." - Kirkus Reviews. Index. Average wear. Unmarked. View more info

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Armee Paguluses - Teise Poola Armeekorpuse Arengulugu

By: Anders, Kindralleitnant W.

Price: $295.00

Publisher: Stockholm, Valis-Eesti Kirjastus: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 422H0422

Condition: Fair


226 pages. Text in Swedish. One page illustration of Abbey Monte Cassino and vicinity in Italy, with WWII military movements indicated. Unmarked. Average wear. Binding intact. A sound copy. View more info

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Oil Seekers - A Celebration of What it Was Like

By: Anderson, Don

Price: $99.95

Publisher: Canada, Self-Published: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 322G0659

Condition: Good


107 pages. "To all my oilfield friends and even those that are not... this book is written so that families, descendants, relatives, friends, historians, a few companies, wealthy people and politicians understand a little of what kind of people it took to build an industry in Canada under conditions not seen in too many places." - from Dedication page. Black and white illustrations from photos. Unmarked with moderate wear. Binding intact. A sound copy of this interesting, informative and entertaining work. View more info

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Mr. Chemainus: A Milltown Daughter Recalls Noel Frederick Lang

By: Anderson, Joy Lang

Price: $69.95

Publisher: Canada, Fir Grove Publishing: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 863H3505

ISBN: 0921271093

Condition: Good


0921271093 100 pages. Bibliography. Grainy black and white reproductions of archival photos. "A warm tribute to not only Noel Lang but all the men and women who have laboured to make Chemainus what it is today." - Introduction. Prior owner's details blacked out atop title page otherwise unmarked with moderate wear. A sound copy. View more info

The Wealth of the Windsors

By: Andrew Morton

Price: $39.95

Publisher: London UK, Macmillan: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 46105159

ISBN: 1854799460

Condition: Very Good


1854799460 186 pages with index and many colour plates. Previous owner's shiny gold owner's sticker on front cover. Vast properties, countless pieces of priceless jewellery, art treasures, a string of thoroughbred racehorses - these form but a small part of the Windsor fortune. "Andrew Morton's study of the royal loot stands out because it is based on shrewd, honest digging." The Guardian. View more info

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Satyajit Ray the Inner Eye

By: ANDREW ROBINSON

Price: $89.95

Publisher: London, ANDRE DEUTSCH LTD: 1990

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 464C9022

ISBN: 0233986308

Condition: Good


0233986308 412 pages. Index. Bibliography. Footnotes. Black and white photographic plages. "An Extraordinarily good, detailed and selfless book." - V.S. Naipaul. "The quiet but deep observation, understanding and love of the human race which are characteristic of all his films, have impressed me greatly. Mr. Ray is a wonderful and respectful man. I feel that he is a 'giant' of the movie industry." - Akira Kurosawa. Average wear. Unmarked. A sound copy. View more info

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Not Like Dad

By: Andrews, John

Price: $89.95

Publisher: Canada, MacMillan Canada: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 441G2915

ISBN: 0771590288

Condition: Good


0771590288 220 pages. Bibliography. "John Andrews's personal account of recovery from childhood sexual abuse (at the hands of his father and brother) is both powerful and inspiring. This book will serve as a beacon of hope for other men survivors of sexual trauma." - from back cover. Average wear. Prior owner's name atop first page, otherwise unmarked with moderate wear. A sound copy of this important work. View more info

Confessions of a Business Man's Wife - Who Mad Her Husband a Success

By: Anonymous

Price: $495.00

Publisher: New York, Sears Publishing Company: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 55402849

Condition: Very Good


165 pages. An anonymous biography of a woman who made her husbad a success. "Until you have read this you cannot guess the number and variety of things that a woman can do, often without expense, to promote her husband's business." - from dust jacket. Bright, happy, constructive, suggestive reading for any wife, young or old, new to the game or experienced in it. Light wear to book which is clean and unmarked. Average wear and soiling to dust jacket. Very nice copy. View more info

Radio wizard: Edward Samuel Rogers and the revolution of communication

By: Anthony, Ian

Price: $69.95

Publisher: Canada, Gage Publishing Company for Rogers: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15103835

ISBN: 0771580509

Condition: Fine


0771580509 130 pages including list of sources and index. "Rogers combined his interest in radio with an innate marketing ability. Rogers Radios became the leading manufacturer of radios in Canada and the United States. He started a companion radio station, CFRB in Toronto, the first all-electric radio station in the world, powered by Rogers AC tubes. An exciting tale from the Roaring Twenties and its effects can be felt to this day. His is a Canadian success story and his achievements stand as an inspiration to anyone who has had a desire to follow a dream." - from dust jacket. ... View more info

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The Apostle of Alaska - The Story of William Duncan of Metlakahtla

By: Arctander, John W.

Price: $69.95

Publisher: New York, Fleming H. Revell Company: 1909

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 422G0029

Condition: Fair


395 pages. Index. Black and white photographic plates. Fold-out map. Usual library markings. Heavily worn. A worthy reading copy. Wickersham 1479. View more info

One Woman's War: A Canadian Reporter with the Free French

By: Arnold, Gladys

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Canada, Lorimer: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 42202407

ISBN: 0888628757

Condition: Fine


0888628757 222 pages including black and white photographic plates. Author's vivid, eyewitness account of the fall of France and the growth of the Free French resistance. She was sent to Paris by Canadian Press in October 1939, and was the only Canadian reporter to experience the sudden, traumatic invasion of France by the Germans in the spring of 1940. Clean, bright and unmarked. Cigarette smoke odour. Negligible wear. Splendid copy. View more info

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Freshly Remembered - the Story of Thomas Graham, Lord Lynedoch

By: Aspinall-Oglander, Cecil

Price: $149.95

Publisher: London, The Hogarth Press: 1956

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 422A2670

Condition: Fair


309 pages. Index. Black and white photographic plates. "General Aspinall-Oglander is an experienced biographer, and the picture he evokes of a warm and strangely forgotten personality is set off to great advantage in its framework of stirring events." - from dust jacket. Above-average wear. Usual library markings. Binding intact. Front free endpaper removed. A worthy reference copy. View more info

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Corridors of Time III

By: Aubrey Kerr

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Calgary, AB, Canada, Self Published: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 151H1990

ISBN: 0969856040

Condition: Good


0969856040 Signed, without inscription, by author upon title page. 177 pages. Index. Black and white reproductions of photos. Contains great reminiscences of oil patch hands such as J. Grant Spratt, Martin Luther Hovis, Antonie VandenBrink, Vern "Dry Hole" Hunter, Carl Moore, and thirteen others. Average wear. A sound copy. View more info

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From coalmine to castle;: The story of the Dunsmuirs of Vancouver Island

By: Audain, James

Price: $149.95

Publisher: New York, Pageant Press: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 326H3283

ISBN: B0007EO5QE

Condition: Fair


B0007EO5QE 213 pages. Eight pages of photographic plates. "A true saga of the New World is the story of the Dunsmuirs of Vancouver Island. No history of British Columbia, no references to older days, no account of the 'good old times' could possibly be complete without a story of the famous family whose members helped found the Province, and whose adventures in life brought them wealth, power, and social position." - page 1. Author was the grandson of James Dunsmuir. Lowther indicates publication of this title was withdrawn in consequence of legal action. Bit of writing stroked o... View more info

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My Borrowed Life

By: Audain, James

Price: $149.95

Publisher: Sidney, B.C., Gray's Publishing Limited: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 463H4080

ISBN: B002GW9RT0

Condition: Good


B002GW9RT0 226 pages. 24cm. Autobiography of Vancouver Island coal magnate James Dunsmuir's eldest grandson. "I feel that exposing the situations through which I have passed may be of help to others. I have laced the story of my life with familiar names and incidents of a sensational nature not only to entertain but to point up the pitfalls to be avoided at all levels of society." - dust jacket. "He brings to life the downward path from the silk of society to the seamy side of Soho and the gutters of Marseilles." - dust jacket. Moderate wear to publisher's green cloth. B... View more info

The Immortal Ninon - A Character Study of Ninon De L'enclos

By: Austin, Cecil

Price: $99.95

Publisher: London, George Routledge & Sons, Ltd.: 1927

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 86302724

Condition: Good


261 pages including black and white plates. "Ninon was a lover of variety, and the story of her life will have been ill told if it does not give rise to various opinions." - from introduction. Unmarked. Moderate wear. Binding intact. Solid copy. View more info

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From Spirit to Spirit: Mari's Music - Norway: 24 Minute VHS Video Tape in Case

By: Author Not Stated

Price: $69.95

Publisher: Canada, Filmwest: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 117A8201

Condition: Good


24- Minute VHS video tape in case. Sami composer and singer Mari Boine Persen, from Tromso, Norway, combines traditional styles with modern influences - resulting in world music at its best. Date unknown. Circa 1990s? Average wear. Sound working copy. View more info

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The Story of a Man and the Company he Built - Vulcan Stamping and Manufacturing Company

By: Author Not Stated

Price: $79.95

Publisher: USA, Vulcan Stamping and Manufacturing Company: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 116A9149

Condition: Good


59 pages. Black and white photographic plates. "A chronicle of Patrick Henry McCarthy and Vulcan Stamping and Manufacturing Company, the company he built." - from Preface. Clean and unmarked with moderate wear. Binding sound. Quality copy. View more info

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Who's Who 1950: An Annual Biographical Dictionary with Which is Incorporated "Men and Women of the Time" - One Hundred and Second Year of Issue

By: Author Not Stated

Price: $149.95

Publisher: London, Adam and Charles Black: 1950

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 422A2423

Condition: Fair


3111 pages. Average wear. Boards and spine sunned. Binding intact. Hinges starting. A quality working copy. View more info