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The barbed wire waltz: The memoirs of the last waltz king : based on tapes, documents, and stories told by Robert and Einzi Stolz

By: Stolz, Robert

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Australia, R. Stolz Pub. Co: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 461G1130

ISBN: 095920170X

Condition: Good


095920170X 324 pages. Index. Chronology. Black and white photos. Based on tapes, documents, and stories told by Robert and Einzi Stolz. Moderate wear. Unmarked. Binding intact. A sound copy. View more info

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Prisoner From Alamein

By: Stone, Brian

Price: $99.95

Publisher: London, H.F. & G. Witherby: 1944

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 847G3634

Condition: Very Good


189 pages. Front endpaper map. Black and white photo portrait of author. "Author describes simply and vividly the desert campaigns in which he took part. The last retreat, from Gazala to El Alamein, culminated for him in his capture by the Germans in July, 1942 when his leg was shot off. These experiences must indeed be read to be believed. The prison-hospital in Italy; the life, if it may be called life, lived by him and his fellow prisoners is observed in great detail." - from dust jacket. Light wear to unmarked book. Binding tight. Average wear to complete dust jacket which ... View more info

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Red's Story

By: Storey, Red; Snyder, Brodie

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Canada, Macmillan Canada: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 521A4760

ISBN: 0771590903

Condition: Fine


0771590903 245 pages. Index. Black and white photographic plates. "Red tells the stories of his life in his own inimitable style, and it's an engrossing, often hilarious account of the rough and tumble golden era of Canadian sport." - from dust jacket. Clean, bright and unmarked with negligible wear. Appears unread. A great copy of what is sure to be an entertaining read. Red Storey was a great character. "Red has forgotten more about hockey than most guys know." - Don Cherry. View more info

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Crusoe of Lonesome Lake

By: Stowe, Leland

Price: $99.95

Publisher: USA, Random House: 1957

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 124C6625

Condition: Fair


234 pages. "Man against wilderness - the story of a 40-years struggle for survival in remote British Columbia" - from dust jacket. Above-average wear to price-clipped dust jacket which is now preserved in archival-grade Brodart. Average wear to book. Boards soiled. Modest lean to spine. Contents clean and unmarked. View more info

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Gunner Jingo's Jubilee

By: Strange, Thomas Bland

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Canada, The University of Alberta Press: 1988

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 106A0415

Condition: Fair


546 pages. Reprint of the 1893 first edition. "One of the best sources for the history of the North West Rebellion and especially the Alberta Field Force." - from back cover. Above-average wear. Usual library markings. Front free endpaper removed. Covers protected by clear plastic laminate. Worthy reading copy. View more info

Looking Back - Recollections of an Ordinary Life

By: Stranix, Dorothy

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Victoria BC, Self-Published (Van Coillie, Dries): 1987

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 46206042

Condition: Very Good


76 pages. A personal bouquet of whimsical stories, favorite sayings and poems, asked-for recipes - and tender recollections of family and friends, of times long ago and not so long ago. Made special by their warmth and humor, these memories of an "ordinary life" are a tribute to life and love. Author has lived in Victoria all her life, except for three years in Ottawa. She worked as a newspaper colummnist in the Western Communities outside Victoria and has also written Notes and Quotes, a brief historical record of Colwood, Langford, Metchosin, and Happy Valley-Glen Lake on Souther... View more info

Memories and Commentaries

By: Stravinsky, Igor; Craft, Robert

Price: $49.95

Publisher: USA, Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 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

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A Life in the Law - The Constitution and Much More: Memoirs of a Federal Deputy Minister of Justice

By: Tasse, Roger [Signed]

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Canada, Carswell/Thomson Reuters: 2013

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 103H4633

ISBN: 0779854098

Condition: Fine


0779854098 Signed and inscrobed by author upon front free endpaper. xi, [1], 515 pages. Index. Author "relates the journey that brought him from a modest neighbourhood of Montreal to the top echelons of legal power in Ottawa. Then takes readers backstage and leads them through the halls of power by explaining his experiences in the various positions he occupied within the federal administration. Offers a unique perspective on a period of significant change in Canada." - back board. Clean, bright and unmarked with very light wear. Appears unread. An excellent copy. 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: $49.95

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