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The last Englishman: An autobiography of Lieut.-Col. Alfred Daniel Wintle, M.C. (1st the Royal Dragoons)

By: Wintle, Alfred Daniel

Price: $549.95

Publisher: London, Joseph: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 465C7700

ISBN: 0718106008

Condition: Very Good


0718106008 288 pages. Index. Black and white photographic plates. "Wintle took more boredom out of the 'fifties and 'sixties than any other Englishman. His radio and television appearances provoked thousands of the most passionate, inspired and affectionate letters, cables and poems. On writing, Wintle said: 'The only reason for it is to tell a good tale.' His own story is one of the best England has produced." - from dust jacket. Light wear to clean and unmarked book. Moderate wear to dust jacket now preserved in archival-grade Brodart. A quality copy. View more info

Old woman at play

By: Wiseman, Adele

Price: $44.99

Publisher: Toronto, Clarke, Irwin: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 46501015

ISBN: 077201230X

Condition: Very Good


077201230X 148 pages. Chaika Wiseman is 82 now - a Ukrainian Jew who came to Canada in the 1920s. In childhood and now again for several decades she has been making dolls - an outpouring of "naive" art that is astonishing in its variety and profusion, and also astonishing for what it tells us about Chaika Wiseman's own history and vision of life. Relates Chaika's tough, idiosyncratic family; a childhood in Russia - the river, the village people, the pograms - and the struggle to make ends meet during the Depression in Winnipeg. Then, leads readers into the mystery - why the dolls a... View more info

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COMMANDANT OF AUSCHWITZ the Autobiography of Rudolf Hoess

By: WITH AN INTRO. BY LORD RUSSELL

Price: $99.95

Publisher: USA, THE WORLD PUB. CO.: 1959

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 517H3029

ISBN: B00U8ZM1AO

Condition: Fair


B00U8ZM1AO 285 pages. Index. Black and white photographic plates. First published in Polish in 1951 under the title Wspomnienia. "Author was taken prisoner by the British, handed over to the Poles, tried, sentenced to death, and taken back to Auschwitz and there hanged." - from dust jacket (not included with this copy. Somewhat above-average wear to decorated orange cloth-covered boards. Binding intact. Relatively few library markings. A sound reading copy. Bibliographic references: Kehr & Langmaid 6069, Enser p. 113. View more info

Destiny of Love

By: Withell, Leslie R.

Price: $44.95

Publisher: Nanaimo, BC, Canada, Self-Published: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 86301550

Condition: Good


79 pages. Fascinating autobiography of a Christian gentleman. Bookseller's stamp upon half-title page else unmarked. Moderate wear. Minor price sticker remnant upon illustrated front cover. View more info

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The Whim of the Wheel: The Memoirs of the Earl of Kimberly

By: Wodehouse, John

Price: $149.95

Publisher: U.K., Merton Priory Press Ltd: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 464C6459

ISBN: 1898937451

Condition: Fine


1898937451 204 pages. Index. Black and white illustrations. Author recounts how he squandered his large interitance on wine, women and song, and without regret. Clean, bright and unmarked with very light wear. A nice copy. View more info

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The Hidden Family Upstairs

By: Wolters, Syrt

Price: $99.95

Publisher: Canada, Springboard Pub.: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 151A5099

ISBN: 1895206014

Condition: Very Good


1895206014 136 pages. Author was born in Holland and during WWII was involved in the underground resistance. His family sheltered a Jewish family in their home for 2 and a half years. This work describes vividly how the war years affected the family and their hidden guests. Ends with liberation in 1945 by the Canadians. Gift greetings atop title page else clean, bright and unmarked. Light wear. Very nice copy. View more info

Red China Blues: My Long March from Mao to Now

By: Wong, Jan

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Toronto, ON, Canada, Doubleday: 1997

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 46400185

ISBN: 0385254903

Condition: Fine


0385254903 405 pages including index. In a wry, absorbing and often sureal narrative, she relates the horrors that led to her disillusionment with the "worker's paradise." Creates an extraordinary portrait of the world's most populous nation. Book is clean, unmarked and shows negligible wear. Dust jacket shows light soiling and wear. Very nice copy. View more info

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Alias Papa: A Life of Fritz Schumacher (Oxford Paperbacks)

By: Wood, Barbara

Price: $39.95

Publisher: UK, Oxford Univ Pr: 1985

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 111A0195

ISBN: 0192818813

Condition: Fair


0192818813 394 pages. Index. "An excellent biography that does not conceal the warts." - Financial Times. Average wear. Front black leaf removed. Lengthy gift inscription and rubber stamp upon half title. Bit of writing inside back cover. Sound copy. View more info

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My Memories

By: Wood, Cornelia R.

Price: $99.95

Publisher: Edmonton, Uvisco Press: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 124A5545

ISBN: 0919873022

Condition: Fine


0919873022 664 pages. Black and white illustrations. "This volume of memories is the interesting and important record of a remarkable career. It is a career which has its roots in the United States, and leading the author into high places of state and local affairs. She is one of the few Canadian women to hold such a distinction." - from dust jacket. Prior owner's details upon front free endpaper else book clean, bright and unmarked. Light wear to dust jacket now preserved in glossy new archival -grade Brodart cover. Very nice copy. View more info

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Something from our hands: Historical Canadian biography based upon memoirs recorded in 1899 by Rev. John Wood, a founding member of Congregational ... in 1853, and a prominent citizen of his day

By: Wood, John

Price: $249.95

Publisher: Canada, Wood Family Archives: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 554A2532

ISBN: 0969239610

Condition: Good


0969239610 202 pages. Signed and inscribed by W.A. Wood upon title page. Spine sunned. Moderate wear. Binding intact. A sound copy. View more info

Malcolm Lowry: The Man and His Work (Canadian Literature Series, 3)

By: Woodcock, George

Price: $39.95

Publisher: British Columbia, UBC Press: 1973

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 86904651

ISBN: 0774800062

Condition: Fair


0774800062 174 pages. Presents the man, his works and the sources in himself and his world from which he constructed what many critics regard as the finest writing ot come out of Canada. Library markings. Yellowed clear tape to covers and spine. Still a worthy working copy. View more info

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Something Ventured: An Autobiography

By: Woodhouse, C. M.

Price: $795.00

Publisher: London, HarperCollins Distribution Services: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 863H3318

ISBN: 0246110619

Condition: Very Good


0246110619 208 pages. Index. Black and white photographic plates. "Guerrilla fighter, undercover agent, diplomat, Director of Chatham House, chief editor of of Penguin Books, MP for Oxford, industrialist and author, Mr. Woodhouse ventured much.... he spent the war years with the Greek Resistance and describes the hazards of working with rival guerilla groups as well as the rigours of partisan warfare in the mountains... A witty, stylish and above all thought-provoking account of a colorful and distinguished career." - dust jacket. Light wear to clean and unmarked book. Prior owner... View more info

African Adventures

By: Woodsworth, Bruce

Price: $99.95

Publisher: Maderia Park, BC, Canada, Sylvia Woodsworth: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 55403196

ISBN: 0968267203

Condition: Fine


0968267203 410 pages. Subject was born in Winnipeg as the third son of J.S. Woodsworth. With his geological degree he pioneered in the Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Northern Rhodesia. He taught high school for 17 years, became principal, and was a fruit farmer in the Okanagan. Clean, bright and unmarked with faintest wear. Blank bookplate inside front cover. Excellent copy. View more info

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The House That Jack Built - A Memoir:

By: Woolridge, The Hon. C.V. "Jim" CBE, JP, MP

Price: $129.95

Publisher: Bermuda, Marita Books: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 322G0805

Condition: Good


197 pages. Illustrated with colour and black and white photography. Gift greetings and pencil erasures atop front free endpaper, otherwise unmarked. Average wear. Binding intact. A sound copy. View more info

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Maclean's - Canada's National Magazine, 1 July, 1949 - Maggie Muggins / George A. Wright

By: Wright, George A.; Gardner, Ray; Kahn, Fritz; Wuorio, Eva-Lis; Bordrero, Rosalie; Weber, Lenora; et al

Price: $299.95

Publisher: Toronto, Maclean Hunter / Key Publishers: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 201H2465

Condition: Good


56 pages. Features: Cover illustration of Lady in rain trying to find her summer camp; Nice colour ad for International trucks inside front cover; Molson's ad features marketer Hedleigh Venning, a marketer for Shirrif's Limited; I Was an Amateur Magistrate - George A. Wright recently retired as Chief Magistrate of Brockville, Ontario; Debt Detectives - they'll hunt you forever if you don't pay that bill; Priests, Pickets and Politics - the Asbestos strike violence overshadowed some sensational news - the swing to the left inside the church in Quebec; The Reluctant Bush Pilot (fiction); Prize ... View more info

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How High the Bounty

By: Wright, Jessie Louetta with Lucille M Catley

Price: $79.95

Publisher: Portland, OR, U.S.A., Salmagundi Enterprises: 1982

Edition: Second Printing, Revised Edition

Seller ID: 463H3739

ISBN: B0041XS82O

Condition: Fair


B0041XS82O Signed and generically inscribed by Jessie Wright upon half-title page. 473 pages. Bibliography. Black and white reproductions of archival photos. Maps. Provides a running account of the author's unique wilderness life in the Umpqua National Forest, beginning in 1915. Above-average external wear and soiling. Gift greetings upon half-title page. Pencilled notes to last blank leaf. Binding intact. Not pretty but a sound reading copy of this popular and engaging biography. View more info

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Autobiography of a Yogi

By: Yogananda, Paramhansa; Evans-Wentz, W.Y. (Preface)

Price: $6,500.00

Publisher: New York, The Philosophical Library: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 516H2195

Condition: Good


xvi, 498 pages. Index. Forty-nine black and white photos and illustrations. Map of India. Frontis portrait of author. "The subtle but definite laws by which yogis perform miracles and attain complete self-mastery are explained with a scientific clarity." - Dust jacket. "His unusual life document is certainly one of the most revealing of the depths of the Hindu mind and heart, and of the spiritual wealth of India, ever to be published in the West." - Preface. Selected as one of the "100 Most Important Spiritual Books of the Twentieth Century" by a committee led by... View more info

George-Etienne Cartier: Montreal Bourgeois

By: Young, Brian J.

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Montreal, PQ, Canada, McGill-Queen's University Press: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 55402971

ISBN: 0773503714

Condition: Good


0773503714 181 pages including notes, index and black and white illustrations. Show's how Cartier, as the dominant Quebec politician of his day, directed the transformation of that society's fundamental landholding, legal, business, and educational institutions. Moderate wear. Some markings. Binding tight. Solid working copy. View more info

Hello Canada! The Life and Times of Foster Hewitt

By: Young, Scott

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Toronto, ON, Canada, Seal Books: 1986

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 46105039

ISBN: 0770421423

Condition: Very Good


0770421423 216 pages, 16 pages of great black and white photos. 'Hello Canada' is the first definitive biography of Foster Hewitt. Few Canadians will ever forget the sound of his voice as he screamed the words "He shoots! He scores!." View more info

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O'Brien, From Water Boy to One Million A Year

By: Young, Scott & Astrid

Price: $179.95

Publisher: Toronto, Ryerson Press: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 463H4268

ISBN: B000GLEOQY

Condition: Good


B000GLEOQY 249 pages. Index. Black and white photographic plates. Biography of Michael John O'Brien, railway builder, industrialist, philanthropist, and founder of the town of Renfrew, Ontario. He "quit school to work at the age of fourteen carrying water to railroad builders. Before he was nineteen he was sub-contracting for railroad work. When the forerunner of the Canadian National Railways was being laid across Canada, he built more of it than any other man. Further, O'Brien and his son Ambrose played a part in founding the Montreal Canadiens hockey team. (This book is) a valua... View more info