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Memories and Commentaries

By: Stravinsky, Igor; Craft, Robert

Price: $39.95

Publisher: USA, Doubleday: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 86302223

Condition: Fair


167 pages. Includes black and white photographic plates. Usual library markings. Above average wear. Binding intact. View more info

Seasons - A Tapestry of Living

By: Streeter, Eunice

Price: $59.95

Publisher: Orillia, Ontario, Ptarmigan Publishing: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 86301460

Condition: Very Good


Unpaginated. Circa 1988. Includes black and white illustrations. "As you read these stories you will join Eunice in the celebration of a special family occasion, the appreciation of places and happenings in the Orillia area, the spirit of adventure as she hunts rocks in the rain or goes whale watching on the St. Lawrence River, and the all-too-familiar agony of choosing a new car. You will experience with her the changing glories of the seasons, the joys - and one sudden heartbreak - of grandparenting, the morning eagerness of setting forth on new ventures and the quiet pleasure of arr... View more info

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Positive Regard: Carl Rogers and Other Notables He Influenced

By: Suhd, Mel

Price: $49.95

Publisher: USA, Science and Behavior Books: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 353G0666

ISBN: 0831400811

Condition: Fine


0831400811 457 pages. Index. "A lively collection of life stories showing how people inspire, change, and honor each other - brances into accounts of eight remarkable individuals whom Carl Rogers influenced - their stories connect with his and then blossom into independent celebrations of the human experience. Looks at Rogers' influence upon Haruko Tsuge, Arthur W. Combs, Natalie Rogers, Ruth Sanford, John Vasconcellos, Maureen O'Hara, David Rogers and Thomas Gordon. Book clean, bright and unmarked with lightest wear - appears unread. Average wear to dust jacket. A quality copy. View more info

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Shoji Hamada: A Potter's Way and Work

By: Susan Peterson

Price: $79.95

Publisher: U.S.A., Kodansha International: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 634G3224

ISBN: 0870112287

Condition: Good


0870112287 239 pages. Glossary/Index. Chronology. Generously illustrated with both color and black and white plates. "An Ebullient, fascinating portrait of a great artist-craftsman, his relation to the ceramic tradition, and the multifaceted sides of his energetic life style... the emphasis is upon Hamada as an individual, a man whose ideas and activities have made him one of the major figures in the craft world of this century." - from dust jacket. Moderate overall wear. Binding tight. Dust jacket now preserved in glossy new archival-grade Brodart cover. A sound copy. View more info

Blue remembered hills: a recollection

By: SUTCLIFF, Rosemary

Price: $89.95

Publisher: London, United Kingdom, The Bodley Head: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 86302117

ISBN: 0370309405

Condition: Fine


0370309405 141 pages including black and white photographic plates. Author is unique in her ability to recreate in novels the life of the past. In this work she gives a moving account of the influences and the people that helped in her personal development as a writer. Book clean and unmarked with very light wear. Minor lean to spine. Light wear to price-clipped dust jacket. Nice copy. View more info

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Sky painter: The story of Robert Newton Hurley

By: Swanson, Jean Christina McLear

Price: $69.95

Publisher: Canada, Western Producer Book Service: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 128A7496

ISBN: 0919306403

Condition: Very Good


0919306403 137 pages plus 32 colour plates, 26 black and white illustrations and index. "Not only a biography of an unusual individual but also an outline history of art in Saskatoon for three decades, decades which were most significant in the realm of art in that city and in Canada." - from dust jacket. Clean, bright and unmarked with light wear. Dust jacket now preserved in a glossy new archival-grade Brodart cover. Nice copy. View more info

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Whistle Punks & Widow-Makers

By: Swanson, Robert

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Canada, Harbour Publishing: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 762G2569

ISBN: 1550170902

Condition: Fair


1550170902 160 pages. Index. "The legendary heroes of the woods come alive in this collection of stories from the golden age of logging on the West Coast." - from dust jacket. Reproductions of many wonderful archival black and white photos. Dust jacket attractive in glossy new archival-grade Brodart cover. Somewhat above-average wear and usual library markings to book. Binding intact. A worthy copy of this engaging work. View more info

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The Man with the Giant Stride: The Story of Ken Witt

By: Swatek, Joe

Price: $59.95

Publisher: USA, Holiday Press: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 554C6940

Condition: Good


163 pages. Black and white illustrations. "The story of a man who battled the hardships in his life, and who became a successful businessman, admired for his abilities and respected for his opinions." - from back cover. Average wear. Unmarked. A sound copy. View more info

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It's All Pensionable Time: 25 Years in the Royal Canadian Air Force

By: Sweanor, George

Price: $495.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Adman Publishers: 1981

Edition: Third Printing

Seller ID: 553H0862

ISBN: 0935816038

Condition: Fair


0935816038 333 pages including index and glossary. Many black and white illustrations including sketches, maps, and reproductions of photos and documents. The author's Halifax bomber was shot down over Germany in March, 1943 and he was sent to POW camp Stalag Luft III, made famous by the film The Great Escape. Printed upon glossy stock. Small phone number written atop title page, otherwise unmarked. Somewhat above-average external wear. Binding intact. A sound copy. View more info

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The Luscombe Story - Every Cloud Has a Silvaire Lining: A Story About the History of the Luscombe Airplains and of the Designer, Don Luscombe - Aviation Heritage Series

By: Swick, John C.

Price: $299.95

Publisher: USA, Sunshine House: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 761G4424

Condition: Good


216 pages. A detailed history of the Luscombe Airplane Corporation, its products and its people. Profusely illustrated with 200 black and white photos plus many drawings intended for the Luscombe purist desiring to restore his/her aircraft to its original lustre. Clean and unmarked with moderate wear. Binding sound. Dust jacket now preserved in glossy new archival-grade Brodart. A quality copy of this exceptional reference. View more info

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Royalty Annual - Number Four (4)

By: Talbot, Godrey; Thomas, Wynford Vaughan

Price: $69.95

Publisher: London, Andrew Dakers Ltd.: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 151A5068

Condition: Good


128 pages. Undated. Circa 1950s "*The* book for authoritative and absorbing information about the British Royal Family." - from dust jacket. Lavishly illustrated in black and white. Provides personal studies of the Queen and her family, many intimate glimpses of their personalities, their work, their homes, their daily lives and many historic public engagements. Subjects include: Prince Charles's schooldays, a new royal aircraft, the press and the palace, Princess Margaret's fashions, the music of monarchs, the Queen goes racing, salutes of guns, Her Majesty as host; Royal Family... View more info

Reverend Ben... - Auto-biography of an Irish-Canadian Preacher

By: Taylor, Ben (Signed)

Price: $49.95

Publisher: British Columbia, Self-Published: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 86301501

Condition: Very Good


222 pages. Author's signature upon title page else clean and unmarked. The fascinating story of the Rev. Ben Taylor, who served in the ministry of the Methodist Church in Ireland, and later in the United Church of Canada. Includes black and white photographic plates. Moderate wear. Nice copy. View more info

Six Journeys: A Canadian Pattern

By: Taylor, Charles

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Toronto, ON, Canada, House Of Anansi: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 46206177

ISBN: 0887840574

Condition: Fair


0887840574 254 pages. Six biographical studies of Canadians who went against the grain of their society and found a sustaining vision in other cultures. Author suggests that searching for a self and a faith in other cultures is a typically Canadian pattern, relevant to all of us. Binding has split at page 10 but is still holding together. Book otherwise in good condition. About 1/3 of fore-edge of dust jacket has been torn along edge of front board. Fly spots to top edge. Average wear and soiling to dust jacket. View more info

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Sour-dough and the Queen: Many Lives of Klondike Joe Boyle

By: Taylor, Leonard

Price: $99.95

Publisher: Toronto, Methuen Publications,Canada: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 326H3600

ISBN: 0458968102

Condition: Very Good


0458968102 xi, 394 pages. Bibliography. Black and white photographic plates. "Joe Boyle led many lives - sailor, sports promoter, entrepreneur, diplomat, soldier, spy - each life a testament to a romantic nature, a love of action, a blunt, single-minded devotion to doing what seemeed right and what needed to be done. Decorated by four European countries for outstanding services in war, he long remained unsung and all but forgotten in his own land. Now, using new material from the Boyle family archives never before published, this book recreates in colourful detail the exciting life of... View more info

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Stalin's Apologist: Walter Duranty: The New York Times's Man in Moscow

By: Taylor, S.J.

Price: $39.95

Publisher: USA, Oxford University Press: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 234G1642

ISBN: 0195057007

Condition: Fair


0195057007 404 pages. Index. Bibliography. Footnotes. "... Proves again that the successful journalist is often the man who tells people what they want to believe rather than the truth." - from dust jacket. Above-average wear. Front endpaper neatly removed. Usual library markings. A worthy reading copy. View more info

Beating Around the Bush: A Life in the Northern Forest

By: Taylor, Wilf; Fry, Alan

Price: $59.95

Publisher: Madeira Park, BC, Canada, Harbour: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 86301884

ISBN: 1550170155

Condition: Fine


1550170155 250 pages. Alan Fry's signature upon title page. In this irreverent look at backwoods life and politics Wilf Taylor recounts his dealings with zesty bears, inept supervisors, and overzealous hunters. Reveals the human side of a rugged and unforgiving land. Clean, bright and unmarked with negligible wear. Dust jacket protected by clear glossy protective cover. Excellent copy. View more info

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River Runts

By: Ted Merrill, Bill Merril

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Canada, Firgrove Publishing Co.: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 462G2706

ISBN: 0973189002

Condition: Very Good


0973189002 156 pages. Signed by both authors upon title page. "An engaging and unique memoir, told with a wry wit by two brothers now in their seventies." - from back cover. Very light wear. Clean and unmarked. A nice copy. View more info

A Family Love Story

By: The Magnus Family; Edited By Neville Avison

Price: $69.95

Publisher: Mayne Island, BC, Canada, Alea Publishing: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 55402807

ISBN: 0969352603

Condition: Good


0969352603 175 pages. Brad Magnus, the subject of the book, has signed his first name upon title page. A family love story centred upon son Brad, the second of four boys, who was born with Down Syndrome. "The essence of our story is: Every person is valuable! Our personal faith and therefore our positive outlook, continues to give us courage to try what seems impossible." - from introduction. Average wear. Unmarked. Binding intact. Solid copy. View more info

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Henry Chaplin - A Memoir

By: The Marchioness of Londonderry; Chaplin, Henry (Signed)

Price: $299.95

Publisher: London, Macmillan and Co., Limited: 1926

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 322G3321

Condition: Fair


347 pages. Index. Signed and inscribed by author upon front free endpaper. Reprint of the first 1926 edition. Prior owner's details and faint red markings inside front board. Sunning to backstrip. Clearly legible gilt lettering upon backstrip. Handsome gilt decoration upon maroon cloth-covered front board. View more info

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Joseph Stalin - A Short Biography

By: The Marx-Engels-Lenin Institute

Price: $49.95

Publisher: New York, Workers Library Publishers: 1941

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 464G3059

Condition: Good


94 pages. Black and white photographic plates. Reprint of the 1939 First edition. Unmarked. Binding intact. Moderate overall age-toning. A sound copy. View more info