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Early Canadian Timekeepers (Collectables)

By: Varkaris, Jane; Connell, James E.

Price: $249.95

Publisher: Erin, Ontario, Canada, Art Books Intl Ltd: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 843H2331

ISBN: 1550460730

Condition: Very Good


1550460730 272 pages. Index. Footnotes. Bibliography. Printed upon glossy stock. "This remarkable work is essential reading for anyone interested in early Canadian timepieces and their makers. Two of Canada's foremost horological experts take an authoritative look at pre-1900 clocks and watches, and the artisans who made them, either commercially or as one-of-a-kind timepieces. Lavishly illustrated with black and white photography, this book surveys the making and selling of clocks and watches in Canada by over 125 persons, from the days of New France to the beginning of the 20th ce... View more info

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Kitimat My Valley

By: Varley, Elizabeth Anderson

Price: $99.95

Publisher: British Columbia, Northern Times Press: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 325A1502

ISBN: 092039003X

Condition: Fair


092039003X 228 pages. Author's signature upon title page. Many wonderful old black and white illustrations. "... As vivid as memory can make it, but with an added dash of wit, wisdom and lyricism. This is a book which every oldtimer would like to have written." - Dorothy Livesay. Usual library markings. Above-average wear. Front hinge taped. Author has hand-written changed wording to page 223. View more info

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The Living Church - A Book in Memory of the Life and Work of Rev. Richard Davidson, Principal of Emmanuel College, Toronto

By: Vaughan, Rev. Harold W.

Price: $69.95

Publisher: Toronto, The United Church Publishing House: 1949

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 124A6981

Condition: Good


193 pages. Black and white frontis of subject. Ink stamp upon front free endpaper. Few pencil markings to contents. Binding sound. Average wear to dust jacket. Solid copy. View more info

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The Life and Work of Sir William Van Horne

By: Vaughan, Walter

Price: $169.95

Publisher: New York, The Century Co.: 1920

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 815A1603

Condition: Good


388 pages. Index. Tissue-protected frontis of subject. Illustrated with photos. Describes the life of the railroad executive best-known for overseeing the construction of the first Canadian transcontinental railway. Blue buckram hardcover library binding remains sound. Usual library markings. Average wear. A solid copy. View more info

Yesterday, Today and Forever

By: Von Trapp, Maria

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Harrison, Arkansas, New Leaf Press, Incorporated: 1975

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 46400160

Condition: Fair


174 pages. Describes how author and her husband told their children about the life of Jesus and how His story entered into their lives and imaginations. Relates how author taught her children to see these events in terms of their own lives. A warm and inspirational look into the spiritual life of her famous Sound of Music family. Usual library markings. Binding sound. Average wear. View more info

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The Road Taken: Reflections of Louis H. Callister Jr.

By: W. Dee Halverson

Price: $149.95

Publisher: USA, Louis H. Callister, Jr. (Aspen Digital): 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 111H3025

ISBN: B010MWPYP6

Condition: Fair


B010MWPYP6 xxii, 220 pages. Reproductions of photos in color and black and white. The personal history of Louis (Lou) H. Callister, Jr. "Represents a family treasury of spiritual and temporal experiences that are real and truthful. Based upon scores of interviews." - Foreword. Clean and unmarked with light wear. Front free endpaper has released from front board and back endpaper has almost released from backboard, thus textblock is nearly loose. A worthy reading copy. View more info

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Another Place Another Time

By: W. Hirschmann

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Canada, Robin Brass Studio: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 811G2154

ISBN: 1896941389

Condition: Fair


1896941389 253 pages. Index. Bibliography. Profuselly illustrated with black and white photos. Printed on glossy stock. "Provides a unique view of the day-to-day life of a U-boat officer who, like young men on both sides, did his best to enjoy life while trying to do his duty. An epilogue describes his postwar life as a prisoner-of-war in Canada and Britain and his subsequent postwar move to Canada... Technical section provides a detailed pictorial tour of the Type IXC/40 U-Boat, including previously unpublished photos." - from dust jacket. Usual library marks and above-average ... View more info

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No Escape: My Young Years Under Hitler's Shadow

By: W. John Koch

Price: $199.95

Publisher: Canada, Books by W John Koch: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 464G1455

ISBN: 0973157917

Condition: Fine


0973157917 293 pages. Profusely illustrated with reproductions of wonderful archival photos, primarily in black and white. Signed and inscribed by author upon title page. "Mr. Koch's tale of life under Germany's dictator, escape from a war-ravaged Europe, and renewal in Canada is truly inspiring." - from dust jacket. Clean, bright and unmarked with negligible wear. Dust jacket now preserved in glossy new archival-grade Brodart cover. A beautiful copy. View more info

From My Window

By: Wagner, Gordon (Signed)

Price: $39.95

Publisher: British Columbia, Canada, The Flying -W- Publishing Co.: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 46105903

Condition: Very Good


202 pages. Black and white photographs and diagrams. Inscribed by Author to celebrated British Columbia author Joe Garner, "My First Fellow Author." Takes you over the trails the author has travelled in his seventy-three years. His trails led from nickel mining to the Royal Canadian Airforce, to logging in twenty-one countries, to surveying in British Columbia and finally to ranching Simmental cattle. View more info

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General Wainwright's Story - The account of Four Years of Humiliating defeat, Surrender, and Captivity

By: Wainwright, General Jonathan M.; Considine, Robert [Editor]

Price: $150.00

Publisher: USA, Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 161H4456

Condition: Good


314 pages. Index. Map. Copyright page provides two dates, 1945 and 1946, and states First Edition. General Wainwright's "story is well known - but his own version of the tragic days on Bataan and Corregidor, the years of captivity and suffering, the final victory and the high honors heaped on him by a grateful people, has a more than eyewitness intensity." - dust jacket. Prior owner's name inside front board. Lengthy ink gift greetings upon front free endpaper suggest both gifter and recipient may have been participants in at least some of the events described herein. Enser p.55. View more info

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The Wait letters

By: Wait, Benjamin

Price: $69.95

Publisher: Canada, Press Porcepic: 1977

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 816A2603

ISBN: 0888780605

Condition: Fair


0888780605 159 pages. "Describing how Benjamin Wait was condemned to death, reprieved at the last minute by the daring exertions of his wife, transported in chains to Van Dieman's Land, and how he escaped." - from dust jacket. Pages yellowing at edges. Somewhat above-average wear. Usual library markings. Binding intact. A worthy reference copy. View more info

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The New York Intellectuals: The Rise and Decline of the Anti-Stalinist Left From the 1930s to the 1980s

By: Wald, Alan M.

Price: $79.95

Publisher: USA, The University of North Carolina Press: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 344H1602

ISBN: 0807817163

Condition: Good


0807817163 xvi, 440 pages. Index. Footnotes. "Based on the most extensive empirical research ever undertaken on the famous group known as the 'New York Intellectuals. Emphasizes the group's agonizing 1930s and later efforts to build a Marxist alternative to the official Communist movement." - from dust jacket. Prior owner's name atop front free endpaper otherwise unmarked with light wear. Foxing to edges. Binding tight. Dust jacket now preserved in archival-grade Brodart. A sound copy. View more info

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Captain Lightfoot - The Last of the New England Highwaymen: A Narrative of His Life and Adventures, with Some Account of the Notorious Captain Thunderbolt

By: Waldo, FrederickW.; Martin, Michael (Captain Lightfoot)

Price: $99.95

Publisher: Topsfield, Massachusetts, The Wayside Press: 1926

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 734G3112

Condition: Very Good


162 pages. Black and white illustrations in text. "Captain Lightfoot, whose real name was Michael Martin, is believevd to have been the last person in Massachusetts to be hanged for highway robbery. Shortly before his execution he dictated an account of his life and adventures" (which is reprinted here) - from Preface. Prior owner's signature atop front free endpaper, otherwise contents surprisingly clean and bright. Moderate wear to book. Binding tight. Somewhat above-average wear to dust jacket which is now preserved in a glossy new archival-grade Brodart cover. A sound vintag... View more info

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Corregidor, "from paradise to hell": True narrative by Ben Waldron, prisoner-of-war

By: Waldron, Ben D

Price: $249.95

Publisher: USA, Pine Hill Press: 1990

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 661A0349

ISBN: 0962238104

Condition: Good


0962238104 Signed and inscribed by author to the son of Francisco B. Caingcoy who saw action on Bataan with the 14th Eng. 2nd Btn and was captured on 9 April 1942 by the Japanese, started the Death and escaped. 240 pages. Black and white illustrations. Winner of the Book of the Year award by the American Bookdealers Exchange. "A true narrative by Sergeant Waldron, who risked his life in keeping a day by day diary, for three and a half years as a Prisoner of War under the Japanese... A true saga of the first five months of World War Two in the Philippines, and life as a Prisoner of War.... View more info

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...And That's Why I Love the [Toronto] Argos [Argonauts] - A Lifelong Passion

By: Walker, Gord; Walker, Terry

Price: $199.95

Publisher: Canada, Terry Walker: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 341H3064

Condition: Very Good


258 pages. Black and white reproductions of photos. "A compilation of Argonaut tales - some of them silly, others revealing, all of them interesting". - Preface. Includes chapters entitled: Jim Palmer; Ab Box; Art West; Red Storey; Annis Stukus; Fritz Hanson; Bill Zock; Shanty McKenzie; Les Ascott; Don Durno; Frank Morris; Joe Krol; Royal Copeland; Bob Moran; John Kerns; Uly Curtis; Al Pfeifer; Fred Black; Bobby Kuntz; Dick Shatto; Jim Rountree; Bobby Taylor; Bill Symons; Leo Cahill. Clean and unmarked with light wear. A nice copy of this sensational compilation of historic Argo m... View more info

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The Granite Monthly - A New Hampshire Magazine Devoted to History, Biography, Literature and State Progress, August, 1906, Vol XXXVIII, No. 8, New Series, Vol. I, No. 8 - Gen. Stephen H. Gale

By: Walker, Thomas J.; Metcalf, H.H.; Gilman, Isabel Ambler; Spaulding, Charles S.; Dunbar, Effie E.

Price: $199.95

Publisher: USA, The Granite Monthly Company: 1906

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 302G3023

Condition: Good


Pages 227-255. Features: Gen. Stephen H. Gale - article with full-page photo portrait and illustration of the Gale Bros. Inc. shoe factory at Exeter; A Meritorious Institution - The New Hampshire Orphans' Home - article with nice photos; New Hampshire Night at thte Exile Club; Vice-President George M. Dallas; A Natural Barometer; Obituaries for Prof. Christopher C. Langdell; Barron Shirley, Hon. Charles J. Smith; Eugene F. McQuesten, Dr. Sophronia Fletcher, Dr. Julia Wallace Russell, David M. Thompson; Poems; Nicely illustrated ad for Prescott pianos on back cover; and more. Moderate wear. ... View more info

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Don't Call Me a Legend: The Extraordinary Story of International Pilot Charlie Vaughn

By: Wallace, Garth; Waalce, Garth

Price: $69.95

Publisher: Canada, Happy Landings: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 465H1802

ISBN: 0969732236

Condition: Fine


0969732236 234 pages. Black and white reproductions of photos. "The tale of how this farm boy ferry pilot has battled bad weather, mechanical failures, red tape, and exhaustion to survive where others have failed. Fly with Charlie as he delivers a Cessna Skyymaster to Botswana, a Twin Otter across the Pacific, and a Hawker Siddeley 748 through Russia. If you love adventure, you won't be disappointed." - from dust jacket. Clean, bright and unmarked with very light wear. Price-clipped dust jacket now preserved in archival-grade Brodart. An excellent copy. View more info

Bishop in Honan: Mission and museum in the life of William C. White

By: Walmsley, Lewis Calvin

Price: $59.95

Publisher: Toronto, University of Toronto Press: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 46309013

ISBN: 0802033245

Condition: Fine


0802033245 230 pages including index plus black and white photographic plates. Subject (1873-1960) had two great careers, first as a missionary in China, and then as a collector and curator of one of the world's greatest museum collections of Chinese archeology. Recounts the history of a rich life that bridged two diverse cultures. Book unmarked, clean and square with minimal wear. Small tear and moderate edgewear to dust jacket. View more info

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Boy Wonder: My Life in Tights

By: Ward, Burt; Ross, Stanley Ralph

Price: $495.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Logical Figments Inc: 1995

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 46303901

ISBN: 0964704803

Condition: Fine


0964704803 300 pages. Signature and inscription of Burt Ward, the Robin character from the 'Batman' television show, atop half-title page. A revealing look behind the scenes at all the sizzling secrets you were never supposed to hear... the explosions, the injuries, the feuds, the vendettas and 'Superhero' sex with young fans. The true story of what really went on in and out of the BatCave... vividly unmasked for the first time in the Boy Wonder's own words. "I advise all who are planning to read it to invest in a pair of asbestos gloves for page-turning duties!" - Yvonne Craig, Ba... View more info

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A nun goes to the dogs: A biography of Mother Cecilia Mary, O.S.B

By: Ward-Harris, E. D

Price: $49.95

Publisher: British Coliumbia, Sono Nis Press: 1977

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 111A9105

ISBN: 0919462464

Condition: Fair


0919462464 136 pages. "Will warm the heart of every animal lover... takes readers behind the scene for a look at the realities of convent life." - from back cover. Black and white photos. First published in 1969. Binding tender with age but still intact. Unmarked. Average wear. Worthy copy. View more info