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The remarkable world of Frances Barkley, 1769-1845

By: Barkley, Frances

Price: $69.95

Publisher: Sidney, BC, Gray's Pub: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41301953

ISBN: 0888260776

Condition: Fair


0888260776 232 pages including index. Abundantly illustrated in black and white. Frances Barkley's "Reminiscences," published here for the first time, contain her descriptions of their life at sea, and visits to South America, India, China, and what is now known as Alaska and British Columbia. Author has added a wealth of interesting detail on the Barkleys and the world of their time. Offers an intriguing view of the eighteenth century and of a high-spirited woman in British Columbia's past. Dab of liquid paper atop first page. Prior owner's name and blind stamp upon half-title p... View more info

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The Remarkable Adventures of Portuguese Joe Silvey

By: Barman, Jean

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Canada, Harbour: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 328A4771

ISBN: 155017326X

Condition: Very Good


155017326X 88 pages. Index. Many interesting black and white photos. "Joe Silvery was a colourful B.C. settler - a saloon keeper, whaler and pioneer of herring seine fishing in the province." - from back cover. Clean and unmarked with light wear. Nice copy. View more info

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The Cape diaries of Lady Anne Barnard, 1799-1800 (Van Riebeeck Society)

By: Barnard, Anne Lindsay

Price: $199.95

Publisher: Cape Town, South Africa, Van Riebeeck Society: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 241G1906

ISBN: 0958411255

Condition: Fine


0958411255 368 pages. Volume I of "the never previously published private and unrevised records of the life of a remarkable Scotswoman, the wife of the Colonial Secretary during the first British occupation of the Cape. They tell of her attempts to reconcile the Dutch to British rule, and are particularly important in recording what official accounts ignore.... Vivid accounts are given of events such as the abortive mutiny in the Castle and the imprisonment and trial for high treason of the Graaff-Reinet rebels." - from dust jacket. Clean, bright and unmarked with negligible wear. ... View more info

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Camp Inspector - Tales of a B.C. (British Columbia) Logger

By: Barney, Gord

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Canada, First Choice: 2006

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 465G4961

Condition: Very Good


227 pages. Author's humourous black and white illustrations. Barney logged up and down the West Coast of British Columbia, including the Queen Charlotte Islands, and in many of the small logging camps on the Central Coast. Unmarked with light wear. A nice copy. View more info

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New Liberty Magazine, September 6, 1947 - The Donnelly Feud / Elwood Hughes of the C.N.E.

By: Bassett, C; Murphy, J.; Kelley, T.P.; Bemelmans, L.; Hillman, G.M.; Schisgall, O.; Stern, D.

Price: $99.95

Publisher: Toronto, Liberty of Canada Ltd.: 1947

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 301G3513

Condition: Fair


50 pages. Features: Personality Elwood Hughes - photos and article on the man behind the CNE (Canadian National Exhibition) which draws millions; How to Sell Yourself; Famous Canadian Crimes - The Donnelly Feud; Best Canadian War Photos; Lois Maxwell; Howard Rutsey; Nora-Lucille Birchell; Woman of the Week - Madame Karsh - photos and info; Beryl Davis Invades U.S. Juke Boxes. Stories: Pale Hands; On Approval; Washington Murder-Go-Round; Condensed Book - Frances (part 2 of 2). Unmarked with average wear. Soiling to front cover Please note: 6 of the 8 pages of the feature on Canadian war ph... View more info

William Hamilton Merritt: Canada's father of transportation (The Canadians)

By: Bassett, John M

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Don Mills, Fitzhenry & Whiteside: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 72600186

ISBN: 0889022003

Condition: Good


0889022003 61 pages. Number "2" and school stamp upon front cover else unmarked. Moderate wear. Decent copy. Abundantly illustrated in black and white. View more info

William Hamilton Merritt: Canada's father of transportation (The Canadians)

By: Bassett, John M

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Don Mills, Fitzhenry & Whiteside: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 72600187

ISBN: 0889022003

Condition: Good


0889022003 59 pages. Moderate wear. Usual school markings. Illustrated in black and white. View more info

William Hamilton Merritt: Canada's father of transportation (The Canadians)

By: Bassett, John M

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Don Mills, Fitzhenry & Whiteside: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 72600188

ISBN: 0889022003

Condition: Good


0889022003 61 pages. Moderate wear. Usual school markings. Illustrated in black and white. Rubber stamp upon bottom and bottom edges. View more info

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As Far As My Feet Will Carry Me - The Extraordinary Account of One Man's Escape From a Soviet Prison Camp and His Three-year Flight Across Siberia to Freedom

By: Bauer, Josef M.; Translated By Lawrence P.R. Wilson

Price: $169.95

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1957

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 431G2176

Condition: Good


347 pages. "Surely one of the most dramatic human adventures of our time is this amazing escape story of a German prisoner of war, sentenced to twenty-five years of forced labor in a Siberian mine. Rebelling against the brutal life of a Soviet prison camp, Clemens Forell undertook three years of lonely, fear-haunted flight across the endless wastes of Siberia - in pursuit of freedom." - from dust jacket. Average wear to unmarked book. Binding intact. Above-average wear to dust jacket which is now preserved in a glossy mylar cover. A sound copy. View more info

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Diary of Colonel Bayly, 12th Regiment. 1796-1830

By: Bayly, Colonel

Price: $2,995.00

Publisher: London, The Army and Navy Co-operative Society Limited: 1896

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 118C5013

Condition: Good


282 pages. Handsome bright gilt decoration upon front board. Gilt lettering upon backstrip clearly legible excepting a chip affecting three characters. Loss from top of backstrip. Prior owner's signature inside front board else unmarked. Narrow opening along back hinge. Average external wear. Additional photos available upon request. View more info

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Wondrous Strange: The Life and Art of Glenn Gould

By: Bazzana, Kevin

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Canada, McClelland and Stewart: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 517H3115

ISBN: 0771011016

Condition: Very Good


0771011016 528 pages. Black and white photographic plates. "Sheds new light on Glenn Gould's life, personality, and multifarious work as pianist, writer, broadcaster and composer. Offers a brilliant portrait of a complex figure who, while uniquely gifted and genuinely eccentric, was in many ways also a product of his time and place." - dust jacket. Clean, bright and unmarked with very light wear. Dust jacket now preserved in glossy new archival-grade Brodart. A high-quality copy. View more info

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The New Liberty Magazine, July 12, 1947 - Profile of Dr. Harold Taylor

By: Bbarker, Steve; Barker, Linda; Welch, A.; Owen, B.; Wilson, E.; Callan, J.; Dressen, E.; McClusky, T.; Clapp Jr,, C.; Harrington, J.; reeve, A.; Westcott, J.

Price: $199.95

Publisher: Toronto, Liberty of Canada Limited: 1947

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 301G3512

Condition: Good


50 pages. Features: Should Husbands and Wives Take Separate Holidays?; New Hope for High Blood Pressure - the Rice Diet; Dr. Harold Taylor - photo-illustrated article on the young President of Sarah Lawrence College; Little Audrey - great photo-illustrated article on actress Audrey Totter; Do You Want to Run a Resort?; Rides That Thrill - and Sometimes Kill - a look at amusement park rides; Movie reviews - including 11 photos; Dinah Shore's favourite laugh; Why a Golf Ball has Dimples. Stories: Forty Words; Animal Crackers for Breakfast. Condensed Book: The Border Lord (part 2 of 2). Ads... View more info

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Pioneers in Skirts: The Women's Stories From The BC/Yukon Area

By: BC/Yukon Area 79 Archives Committee

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Canada, BC/Yukon Area 79 Archives Committee: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 155H0895

ISBN: 4939462803

Condition: Very Good


4939462803 108 pages. Presents the stories of eighteen British Columbia/Yukon women who, with the assistance of A.A., recovered from alcoholism. Unmarked with moderate wear. A sound copy. View more info

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The life of Captain James Cook

By: Beaglehole, J. C

Price: $350.00

Publisher: London, A. and C. Black: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 431H1289

ISBN: 0713613823

Condition: Fine


0713613823 xii, 760 pages. Fifty-one illustrations (four in colour). Five maps. Bibliography. Index. "A deeply revealing study of the growth of a complex character, stubborn and passionate yet patient and judicious, seen in his actions as an unrivalled navigator and explorer and as a commander of men." - from dust jacket. Previous to this work the author spent many years editing Cook's copious journals, a monument of scholarship in four massive volumes. Book clean, bright, tight and unmarked with negligible wear. Light wear to dust jacket now preserved in archival-grade Brodart... View more info

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SHADD. The Life and Times of Mary Shadd Cary

By: BEARDEN, JIM; BUTLER, LINDA SHADD. (Signed)

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Toronto, ON, Canada, NC Press: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 124A7544

ISBN: 0919600743

Condition: Good


0919600743 233 pages plus footnotes, bibliography and index. "Shadd was the first black woman on the North American continent to found and edit a weekly newspaper, publishing The Provincial Freeman in Windsor, Toronto, and Chatham during the 1850s... Her story is not simply that of a black and a woman, but of a unique and exciting human being whose life should be a stimulation and a challenge to all people everywhere." - from back cover. Clean and unmarked wiht moderate wear. Binding tight. Quality copy. View more info

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Along the road

By: Beattie, Jessie Louise

Price: $69.95

Publisher: Toronto, Ryerson Press: 1954

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 517H3082

ISBN: B0007K0XSM

Condition: Good


B0007K0XSM viii, 168 pages. Black and white illustrations. "A collection of stories about people who visited the pioneer home in Blair, Ontario in which the author grew up - a book for the social historian of the early twentieth century, as well as for the casual reader." - dust jacket. Book is tidy and unmarked with light wear. Above-average wear to dust jacket now preserved in glossy new archival-grade Brodart. A sound copy. Bibliographic reference: Bishop page 1051 View more info

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Johan Svendsen: The Man, The Maestro, The Music

By: Benestad, Finn; Schjulderup-ebbe, Dag

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Columbus, Ohio, U.S.a., Peer Gynt Press: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 106A0427

ISBN: 0964523809

Condition: Good


0964523809 422 pages. Subject has been described as "the boy from the wrong side of the tracks who won both the kingdom and a bevy of princesses." - from dust jacket. Bibliography. Index. Usual library markings. Moderate wear. Sound reference copy. View more info

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Rolling in the Grass Roots

By: Benjamin, Les (Leslie) (Signed); Warren, John

Price: $79.95

Publisher: Canada, Self-Published: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 151H1225

ISBN: 0968268609

Condition: Very Good


0968268609 Signed and inscribed by author atop title page. 256 pages. Index. Reproductions of black and white photos. Oblong 6" x 9". Biography of this longtime N.D.P. M.P. from Saskatchewan. Clean and unmarked with very light wear. A nice copy. View more info

The Charles Bentall story: A man of industry and integrity

By: Bentall, Shirley

Price: $99.95

Publisher: Vancouver, B.C., Bentall Group: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 86301762

ISBN: 0969237502

Condition: Fine


0969237502 198 pages including bibliography. Subject came to Canada from England in 1908. From his early days as a junior engineer in England, through his work as one of the founders and then president of the Dominion Construction Company, Charles Bentall was devoted to serving his adopted city of Vancouver through his business endeavours and his church and community activities. When he died in 1974 at the age of 92, he left behind a successful company with an unequalled reputation for reliability, service and workmanship. Published to celebrate the seventy-fifth anniversary of the Dominio... View more info

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Out of Bondage

By: Bentley, Elizabeth

Price: $950.00

Publisher: London, Rupert Hart-Davis: 1952

Edition: First British Edition

Seller ID: 326H3430

Condition: Good


256 pages. "Author returned to America in 1934 after a year of studies in Italy, haunted by the possibility of a Fascist regime rising in her homeland. Befriended by a communist, she became one herself. Later, her horrified realisation of the true nature of her Russian masters led her to contact the F.B.I. and spy for them, while still working for the Soviets." - dust jacket. Bentley's story was serialized in McCall's magazine in 1951. Gift greetings atop front free endpaper, otherwise book unmarked with moderate external wear and soiling. Binding tight. Average wear to dust jac... View more info