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The Diary and Letters of Betty Stettinius Trippe 1925 to 1968

By: Trippe, Betty Stettinius

Price: $199.95

Publisher: USA, Self-Published: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 124C9304

Condition: Good


303 pages. Reproductions of black and white photos in text. Consists primarily of "...accounts of various trips that I took with my husband, Juan Trippe. In the years between, I have picked out incidents that I thought were of particular interest." - from Foreword. Mr. Trippe founded Pan American Airlines and was an American airline pioneer. Prior owner's name stroked out atop front free endpaper. Average wear. Binding intact. A sound copy. View more info

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The Bayard of India: A Life of General Sir James Outram - Everyman's Library 396

By: Trotter, L.J.

Price: $99.95

Publisher: London, J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd: 1925

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 322G2273

Condition: Good


240 pages. Index. "In all those qualities which mark the born leader of men, James Outram had very few rivals among the best and greatest of the soldier statesmen who rose to fame in the service of the old East India Company." - from Preface. Average wear to unmarked book. Binding sound. Moderage age-toning to contents. Above-average wear to dust jacket which is now preserved in mylar. A sound copy. View more info

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Tu Fu - The Autobiography of a Chinese Poet, A.D. 712-770, Volume I (One)

By: Tu Fu; Ayscough, Florence (Translator)

Price: $99.95

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 1929

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 462G2757

Condition: Fair


450 pages plus 5 pages of plans and sketch map. "Including an historical year record, a biographical index, and a topographical note, as well as maps, plans, and illustrations." - subtitle. Frontisplate of author/subject. Undated but we believe this copy to be circa 1929. Sturdily rebound in green buckram. Somewhat above-average wear and soiling. Usual library markings. A worthy reading copy. View more info

My Fairytale Divorce: A Mother's Story

By: Tucker, Gillian

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Canada, Whitecap Books Ltd: 1996

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 42202668

ISBN: 1551105055

Condition: Good


1551105055 227 pages. "...a moving and powerful account of how parents can meet the biggest challenge of divorce - how to separate from one another emotionally, but work together as parents." - Dr. Peter Marchall. Average wear. Unmarked. View more info

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Max Maynard: Landscape as Metaphor - Catalogue for an Exhibition, May 5 - July 3, 1983

By: Tuele, Nicholas; Bovey, Patricia E.[Foreword]

Price: $179.95

Publisher: Victoria, B.C., Art Gallery of Greater Victoria: 1983

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 53AH3172

ISBN: 0888850670

Condition: Fair


0888850670 48 pages. Illustrated in colour and black and white. Selected Bibliography. Exhibition List. Eight informative biographical pages including archival photos. Looks "primarily at Maynard's painting in the years before he concentrated on his academic pursuits. Included also are examples of his later and more recent work which completes the circle of his artistic endeavours." - Foreword. Former library copy with above-average wear and usual markings. Hinges taped. Not pretty but a worthy reference copy. View more info

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Where We Buried the Sun

By: Tumonov, Alla

Price: $69.95

Publisher: Canada, NeWest Press: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 124A7508

ISBN: 1896300057

Condition: Very Good


1896300057 309 pages. Reference notes. "At the age of 18 the author was arrested by the secret police of Stalin's Soviet Union. She was thrust into the soul-breaking world of the Soviet prison system... Her crime? Choosing to fight against Stalin's tyranny, to resist evil with the limited resources of an 18-year-old." - from back cover. She spent 5 years in prison. Clean, bright and unmarked but for remainder dot upon bottom edge. Very nice copy. View more info

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Operating on the Frontier

By: Turnbull, Frank

Price: $79.95

Publisher: Canada, Harbour: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 106H0080

ISBN: 1550171372

Condition: Very Good


1550171372 307 pages. Index. Reproductions of several black and white photos. "Traces the life of Frank Turnbull from his boyhood in Vancouver to the 1930s when neurosurgeons used celluloid Ivory soap boxes to repair holes in the skull, to the many years of treating people with sciatica, brain tumour, epilepsy, etc., to his work as an instructor in neurosurgery and his service in medical and neurological associations." - from back cover. Clean and unmarked with light wear. Tight and square. A nice copy. View more info

Fogswamp

By: Turner, Trudy; McVeigh, Ruth M.

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Canada/USA, Hancock House Pub Ltd: 1978

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 55403592

ISBN: 0919654630

Condition: Good


0919654630 255 pages including colour and black and white photographs. The true-life story of Trudy Turner, who single-handedly built and lives in an isolated farm on the B.C. Coast Chilcotin wilderness. She carries on the work of her famous father Ralph Edwards. Light wear to unmarked book. Some yellowing to pages. Dust jacket in rough condition. Solid copy overall. View more info

The Leading Hand

By: Tymos, A.H.

Price: $119.95

Publisher: British Columbia, Self-Published: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15103876

Condition: Good


139 pages. Circa 1967. "This is a story of my experience during six years of war, and of miraculous deliverance and protection. Knowing not which way to turn myself, I put my trust in a Higher Power, and an unseen hand took me out from place to place. I lived under five different governments. Poland, my country, was occupied by Russia and later by the Nazis. I was moved to Germany which was later under American occupation, and finally emigrated to Canada, now my beloved home." - Author. Frontis illustration of author in her youth. Photo of author, her husband and daughter insid... View more info

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Joys of Life

By: Uffa Fox

Price: $149.95

Publisher: London, Newnes: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 326H3298

ISBN: B0000CN9AE

Condition: Good


B0000CN9AE 211 pages. Many black and white photographic plates. Map endpapers. "Perhaps these true stories of how an earlier generation worked, and enjoyed its leisure, which was certainly hardly-earned, may be a help to many, as well as a joy to read." - Introduction. Autobiography of Uffa Fox, a boat designer, sailing enthusiast, and friend of H.R.H. Prince Philip. Prior owner's name atop front free endpaper, otherwise clean and unmarked with moderate wear. Binding tight. Dust jacket now preserved in archival-grade Brodart. A sound copy. View more info

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Nuvo Magazine - Reflections of the Good Life, Spring 2000, Volume 3, No. 1 - Yumi Eto

By: Underwood, Jacqui; Rossiter, Sean; Gribble, Peter William; Alsop, Kay; et al

Price: $149.95

Publisher: Canada, NUVO Magazine Ltd.: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 651H2615

Condition: Good


144 pages. Features: Seeing Africa as Hemingway Saw It: Enchanted Aerie for Expatriate Canadians - Toller Cranston and Mexico's Canadian Community; Yumi Eto; Hot Designers from Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver; The Allure of Aromas; Regeneration of the Cocktail; Businessman Jack Diamond; Suggestions for the next Sue Grafton novel; CDNX - Canadian Venture Exchange gets off to a fast start; Never to old to groove to Rap; The joy of weightless sex; Bernie Gest Busted; Tillson Lever Harrison - soldier of fortune, confidence man, medical hero; Spring's new purses; Remembering Robertson Davies; and ... View more info

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Who Was Who: 1961-70 v. 6

By: Unknown

Price: $149.95

Publisher: London, A & C Black Publishers Ltd: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 151A4537

ISBN: 0713612029

Condition: Fair


0713612029 1243 pages. Usual library markings. Average wear. Binding open at title page, othwerwise a sound copy of this detailed reference. View more info

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Hill station teacher: A life with India in it

By: Unrau, Ruth

Price: $49.95

Publisher: USA, Kidron Creek Publishers: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 124A7913

ISBN: 0965748901

Condition: Good


0965748901 248 pages. Black and white illustrations. "Here's a tiffin basket full of history and memories and forward-looking Woodstock commentary... Mrs. Unrau has chronicled the 'India in her life' with meticulous detail and droll humor." - from back cover. Clean and unmarked with average wear. Sound copy. View more info

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Arthur Currie: The Biography of a Great Canadian;

By: Urquhart, Hugh M

Price: $450.00

Publisher: Toronto, J.M. Dent: 1950

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 422H0421

ISBN: B0007ITPX8

Condition: Good


B0007ITPX8 xx, 363 pages. Index. Frontis photo-portrait of Currie with Sir Douglas Haig, February, 1918. Seven colour map plates. Four pages of black and white photographic plates. Four pages of facsimile reproductions of field notes from the Battle of Ypres, 1915. "This book is a worthy detailed record of his service, such as the future will wish to possess for remembrance, and for imitation." - J.C. Smuts on page xiv. Gift greetings and prior owner's name upon front free endpaper. Two-inch marginal line on page xiii. Binding intact. Average wear. A sound copy. (Cooke Page... View more info

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Brainwashed in Peking - Three Years in the Prison of Mao Tse'Tung

By: Van Coillie, Dries

Price: $299.95

Publisher: Belgium, Self-Published (Van Coillie, Dries): 1969

Edition: First English Edition

Seller ID: 322G0141

Condition: Fair


320 pages. "A narrative of the work of dehumanization in China. It can compare with Koestler's 'Darkness at Noon', but is much more dramatic." - De Linie, Amsterdam. "In succession the author underwent the Japanese occupation (30 months of concentration camp), the civil war, and finally five years of the Communist regime. He spent the last three years in prison in the capital. In 1954 he was exiled from China." - from back cover. Usual library markings. Somewhat above-average wear. Binding brittle. A worthy copy of this important work. View more info

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I am Nokomis, too: The biography of Verna Patronella Johnston

By: Vanderburgh, Rosamond M

Price: $149.95

Publisher: Canada, General Pub. Co: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 738G3242

ISBN: 0773600612

Condition: Very Good


0773600612 247 pages. References. Frontispiece illustration of subject. Sepia-toned reproductions of archival photos. "In this story of Verna as "Nokomis" (grandmother, knowledgeable and respected Ojibwa elder) the values, beliefs and contributions of this Indian are leading the way for her people to reestablish their honour, destiny and dignity, and to maintain their rights in today's society." - from dust jacket. Moderate overall wear. Bookplate and bit of writing upon front free endpaper. Price-clipped dust jacket now preserved in glossy new archival-grade Brodart cov... View more info

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Bill Vanderzalm (Vander Zalm) "For the People": Hindsight - Insight - Foresight

By: Vanderzalm (Vander Zalm), Bill (Signed)

Price: $199.95

Publisher: Canada, Self-Published: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 322G1929

Condition: Very Good


648 pages. Signed and generically inscribed by Vanderzalm upon front free endpaper. The autobiography of British Columbia's 28th Premier. Light wear to clean and unmarked book. Minor lean to spine. Several short openings to bottom edge of front panel of dust jacket which is now preserved in a glossy new archival-grade Brodart cover. This bookseller is particularly appreciative of Mr. Vanderzalm's activism against the imposition of both the HST and 'smart' meters in British Columbia. Thank-you, Mr. Vanderzalm. Well done! View more info

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The Saturday Evening Post, Vol. 251, No. 1 (January/February 1979)

By: Various

Price: $49.95

Publisher: USA, The Saturday Evening Post Co.: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 336H1313

ISBN: B000PRPWX8

Condition: Good


B000PRPWX8 144 pages. Features: Tribute to Norman Rockwell; General Alexander M. Haig, Jr.; and more. Unmarked with average wear. A sound copy. View more info

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The Illustrated London News - May 15, 1937 Special Double Number *The Coronation Ceremony of King George VI*

By: Various Contributors

Price: $149.95

Publisher: London, The Illustrated London News: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 739C6319

Condition: Fair


Ten full colour plates including portrait of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, Crowning of King and Queen and scenes from the processional. "Together with many drawings and photographs illustrating the whole of the Coronation ceremony in detail and the various stages of the processional drives from Buckingham Palace tot he Abbey and thence, through the great London thoroughfares, back to the palace; and with numerous pictures of the acclamation of the King and Queen by the People of the Empire on the great occasion of their crowning." - from contents pg VI. Key Feature: Our Note Book... View more info

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Kitomahkitapiiminnooniksi: Stories from Our Elders - Volume 2 (Two/II)

By: Various Contributors

Price: $139.95

Publisher: Canada, K.B.E./Donahue House: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 738C8962

ISBN: 0969933622

Condition: Very Good


0969933622 118 pages. Glossy colour-illustrated boards. Glossary. Index. Clean light wear. Front free endpaper removed. School stamp inside back board. A sound copy. View more info