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Image for Michael Kenna: A Twenty-Year Retrospective

Michael Kenna: A Twenty-Year Retrospective

By: N/A

Price: $499.95

Publisher: Tokyo, Japan, Ram Pubns & Dist: 1995

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 855A2737

ISBN: 4845709643

Condition: Fine


4845709643 Attractively signed and inscribed by Michael Kenna upon title page. "Michael's photographs are islands of serenity and silence in a loud and chaotic world... Instinctively he recognizes the source of his inspiration. The image reveals itself to him... His prints are exquisitely seductive, spiritual experiences akin to poetry or music." - from Introduction by Ruth Bernhard. List of 130 full-page plates laid in. Clean, bright and unmarked with negligible wear. Slight lean to spine. Dust jacket preserved in archival-grade Brodart. Excellent copy. View more info

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The Hatchwell Papers *SIGNED BY AUTHOR*

By: N/A

Price: $44.95

Publisher: Canada, Stellar Desktop: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 869A6911

ISBN: 0969640927

Condition: Very Good


0969640927 123 pages. "In this his first book of fiction, the author draws upon extensive experiences in war service and medical practice to create The Hatchwell Papers... In short, it is the life and times of The Rev. James Robin Hatchwell, B.D., M.M. (Military Medal)." - from back cover. Clean and unmarked but for ink stamp atop title page. Light wear. Nice copy. View more info

Image for The Wide World Magazine - The Magazine for Everybody, Vol. XLIII - No. 257, September (Sept.) 1919 - The Thrills of Parachuting (Cover Illustration)

The Wide World Magazine - The Magazine for Everybody, Vol. XLIII - No. 257, September (Sept.) 1919 - The Thrills of Parachuting (Cover Illustration)

By: "Woodpecker"; McDade, J.; Heilner, V.C.; Macdonald, T.A.; West, J.; Von Blon, J.L.; Jordan, John A.; Rose, Frank; Walkey, C.E.G.; Heald, T.D.; Leslie, H.; Strong, Robert D.; Et al

Price: $299.95

Publisher: London, George Newnes, Ltd.: 1919

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 123G4356

Condition: Fair


Pages 353-440, plus 16 pages of nostalgic ads. Features: Flying in Central Africa - part 2 - tales from the log book of an R.A.F. officer during the campaign in German East Africa - article with interesting photos; Torn by Starving Jackals in Macedonia - Private James McDade of the 6th Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers recounts his experience - with photo of McDade; Death-Struggle with An Alligator - what happened to Van Campen Heilner when he was photographing an alligator in a Florida swamp - photo-illustrated article; The Thrills of Parachuting - early and marvelously photo-illustrated article ... View more info

Image for WAR: The Trouble with Italians, No. 35, January (Jan) 9th 1943 - The Trouble with Italians

WAR: The Trouble with Italians, No. 35, January (Jan) 9th 1943 - The Trouble with Italians

By: (British) Army Bureau of Current Affairs; Bennett, Lieut. Richard; De Polnay, Pte. Peter

Price: $69.95

Publisher: Canada, (British) Army Bureau of Current Affairs / Government of Canada: 1943

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 665H0382

Condition: Very Good


12 pages. "Not to be Published - the information given in this publication is not to be communicated, either directly, to the Press or to any person not holding an official position in His Majesty's Forces." - from front cover. Reprinted in Canada January, 1943. Contents: The Trouble with Italians - summary and estimate of the Italian Army with map showing where Italian troops were as of June 1940, and another map showing same as of January 1943; The First Time They Saw Paris - Peter de Polnay of the Pioneer Corps relates his experiences of witnessing German troops enter Paris; Denta... View more info

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Silent Observer

By: Acaster, David

Price: $295.00

Publisher: North Battleford, SK, Turner Warwick Pubns: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 517H3429

ISBN: 091989917X

Condition: Good


091989917X Signed and briefly inscribed by author upon title page. xii, 167 pages. Eleven pages of black and white reproductions of photos. "Author recounts his WWII experiences as a radio technician on a bomber base in England. One of 5,000 Canadians trained in the then highly-secret application of radar, he became attached to No. 428 "Ghost" Squadron which flew out of Middleton St. George under Group 6, a Canadian auxiliary to Bomber Command." - paraphrased from back cover. Binding intact. Unmarked with average wear. A sound copy. View more info

The Pierce-Arrow Showroom is leaking;: An insider's view of the C.B.C

By: Barris, Alex

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Toronto, Ryerson Press: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 72109830

ISBN: 0770002927

Condition: Very Good


0770002927 197 pages. A book about television in Canada, particularly the CBC and particularly as seen through the eyes of one who has been involved in television for a dozen years. A gifted raconteur, Barris shares the experiences of his association with the CBC, partly because "I have always enjoyed telling a story, sharing a yarn, passong on an anecdote. Combines humour with thoughtful analysis in discussion of the CBC's inner machinations, personalities, attitudes and policies, producers, stars, visiting celebrities, television critics, and the viewing public. Discard stamp upon fr... View more info

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Between two benches: Not subject to extermination : autobiography of Dieter Bergman

By: Bergman, Dieter

Price: $495.00

Publisher: U.S.A., California Pub. Co: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 151H0957

ISBN: 0940471191

Condition: Fair


0940471191 438 pages. Index. The gripping autobiography and fascinating reflections of a man, neither Jew nor Aryan, who recounts his dramatic WWII experiences and life afterwards. Unmarked. Above-average wear. Binding intact. A worthy copy of this fascinating life story. View more info

Men of Faith and Daring

By: Berry, W.Grinton: Editor

Price: $139.95

Publisher: London, The "Boys Own Paper" Office: 1926

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 74604010

Condition: Fair


221 pages. High character and heroic actions are the dominating notes of the careers described in this volume. The nine stories include: Tamate - and his stirring adventures in New Guinea; The siege of For Michilimackinac - the exciting experiences of a fur trader among red Indians; Basil of Caesarea; Daniel Wilson, the Lion-Hearted Bishop of Calcutta; David Livingstone, the Greatest of Explorers; Anecdotes of Livingstone; Bishop McIlvaine of Ohio; Ambrose of Milan - the Archbiship who never feared the face of man; David Brainerd, the Apostle to the red Indians. Three colour plates includin... View more info

Image for National Home Monthly Magazine, April (Apr.) 1936 - Beijing (Peiping) Under Martial Law / First Easter Among the Godless in Russia / Olympic Preview / How Dictators are Guarded

National Home Monthly Magazine, April (Apr.) 1936 - Beijing (Peiping) Under Martial Law / First Easter Among the Godless in Russia / Olympic Preview / How Dictators are Guarded

By: Billett, M.; Paxton, A.; Clay, C.; Butcher, M.; White, S.; Schwangart, W.; Welikotny, A.; Brown, J.; Shart, J.; Hewlett, A.

Price: $299.95

Publisher: Winnipeg, National Home Monthly / Stovel: 1936

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 201G4836

Condition: Good


80 pages. Features: Nice colour ad for Dominion Inlaid Linoleum inside front cover; Editorial topics include - Advertising our country, Typical problems in the western provinces, The Return of Employment, and The Cost of Sickness; The Smooth Silence (short story); The Carpenter (short story); Peiping (Beijing/Peking) Under Martial Law - photo-illustrated article of events in troubled China; Not a Case for the Jury (short story); The Girl Who Wouldn't Get Up (short story); The Spongers (short story); First Easter Among the Godless - photo-illustrated article told by Alexander Welikotny describ... View more info

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Engineer-- Around the World in Fifty Years

By: Brawner, C. O.

Price: $199.95

Publisher: British Columbia, BiTech Publishers, Limited: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 624G4752

ISBN: 0921095627

Condition: Very Good


0921095627 338 pages. Many black and white photos. Author provided geotechnical consulting engineering in over forty countries. This book relates his everyday experiences in the form of 71 case histories of landslides, rock slides, transportation geotechnology and geotechnical engineering in surface mining. Each example illustrates at least one important lesson. Light wear. Clean and unmarked. A quality copy of this valuable reference. View more info

Image for The Wide World  - The Magazine For Men, December (Dec.) 1914, No. 200, Vol. 34 - Among Head-Hunters and Cannibals / Penelope Visits Finland

The Wide World - The Magazine For Men, December (Dec.) 1914, No. 200, Vol. 34 - Among Head-Hunters and Cannibals / Penelope Visits Finland

By: Browne, J.; Heighton, J.; Thomas, T.; Armour, C.; Hollingsworth, F.; Ranee of Sarawak; Fagan, D.; Et al

Price: $299.95

Publisher: New York, The International News Company: 1914

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 123H0756

Condition: Good


Pages 102-196 pages plus 32 pages of great vintage ads. Features: The Mutiny of the "Ziba" (part I) - a brutal captain and mates are murdered by their crew; Among Head-Hunters and Cannibals - great photo-illustrated article on some of the experiences of Captain W. Sinker who for years cruised the South Sea Islands in command of the Melanesian Mission steamer "Southern Cross"; The Rivals - two men were in love with the same lady; The Bluffing of Din Mahomed - a rascally Indian postal worker is brought to justice; The Runaway Train - story from a branch line of the C. and N.W.R.... View more info

Image for The Wide World - The Magazine for Everybody, July, 1919, Vol. XLIII, No. 255: Amat Sik - Hero of the Singapore Mutiny

The Wide World - The Magazine for Everybody, July, 1919, Vol. XLIII, No. 255: Amat Sik - Hero of the Singapore Mutiny

By: Butler, H.G.; Hornbeck, R.R.; Garnett, L.; Rockman, E.; Clark-Kennedy, S.; McMillan, A.; Masters, D.; Shane, M.; Garland, E.; Jordan, J.; Beattie, S.; Courtier-Forster, R.; St. Lawrence, B.; Humpherus, S.; Lees, G.

Price: $299.95

Publisher: London, George Newnes: 1919

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 123G3915

Condition: Good


Pages 180-262 plus 16 pages of ads. This is a particularly excellent issue jammed full of fascinating accounts. Features: Terrible Experiences in the Arctic - a whaling schooner is crushed by ice and its crew exists on moss and snow for nearly a week; Amat Sik - Hero of the Singapore Mutiny - he avenged the killing of his employer, an English officer; The Trade Guilds of Constantinople - article with truly amazing photos; The Yaqui Luck-Piece; My Brumby Hunt; When Everything Happened to Me - hauling timber in the 1870s; Salving (Salvaging) Fifty Million Pounds' Worth of Shipping - fantastic ... View more info

Image for The Wide World  - The Magazine For Everybody, August (Aug.) 1924, No. 316, Vol. LIII - The Fire-Walkers of Fiji / Hunting Bighorn Sheep in Mexico

The Wide World - The Magazine For Everybody, August (Aug.) 1924, No. 316, Vol. LIII - The Fire-Walkers of Fiji / Hunting Bighorn Sheep in Mexico

By: C.V.T.; Johnson, G.; McLaren, J.; Hogg, J.; Wilkins, B.; Walmsley, L.; Charles, B.; Et al

Price: $299.95

Publisher: New York, The International News Company: 1924

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 123H0766

Condition: Fair


Pages 266-352 pages plus 16 pages of great vintage ads. Features: The Crowsnest Holdup - a spectacular hold-up on the Canadian Pacific Railway and the tragic manhunt that followed; The Fire-Walkers of Fiji - a mystery that has never been solved - great photo-illustrated article; Roaming the Wild South Seas (part I) - Jack McLaren relates some of his strange and exciting experiences there; Hunting Bighorn Sheep in Mexico - a most exciting shooting trip in the wild Cocopah Mountains of Mexico - fantastic photo-illustrated article; Alone Across the Atlantic - Mr. Alain J. Gerbault sailed alone f... View more info

Image for The Wide World - The Magazine for Men, June, 1916, No. 218, Vol. 37 - A Holiday in Mongolia

The Wide World - The Magazine for Men, June, 1916, No. 218, Vol. 37 - A Holiday in Mongolia

By: Corson, A.; Treacher, M.; Fletcher, A.; Askew, A.; Czaplicka, M.; Lees, G.; Shepstone, H.; Rigg, W.; Bredon, J.; Lincoln, R.;

Price: $299.95

Publisher: New York, The International News Company: 1916

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 123H0750

Condition: Good


Pages 97-192 plus 32 pages of vintage ads. Features: A Battle With a Bear - a young sportsman drops into a lively rough-and-tumble fight with a big black bear; Real-Life Romances of the War (part I) - Malcolm Savage Treacher, a sergeant in a famous regiment who has been invalided to England after an exciting time in the Near East sets down stories - cameos of the Great War - told to him by soldiers during his seven months' sojourn in various hospitals (part I); From Job To Job Around the World (part IV) - the continuing remarkable adventures of two young Americans who set out from San Francis... View more info

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1413 days: In the wake of a Canadian DEMS gunner

By: Cowling, Bill

Price: $99.95

Publisher: Canada, W.A. Cowling: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 138A7660

ISBN: 0969921209

Condition: Very Good


0969921209 124 pages. Index. Black and white illustrations. "Author reconstructs his father's experiences in the Royal Canadian Navy in the Second World War... Traces his ships, where they went, and what they did." - from Introduction. Clean, bright and unmarked with lightest wear. Only defect is two inch scratch to front cover. View more info

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We Were Innocents: An Infantryman in Korea

By: Dannenmaier, William D.

Price: $149.95

Publisher: USA, University of Illinois Press: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 553H1386

ISBN: 0252024494

Condition: Fine


0252024494 Signed and dated by author upon title page. 230 pages. Black and white illustrations. "Provides Dannenmaier's narrative account of his combat experiences, including a vivid re-creation of the bloody battle for Outpost Harry, which he describes as 'trivial and insignificant - except to the men who fought it.' Describes the frustration of men on the front lines who never saw their commanding superiors, the exhaustion of soldiers whose long-promised leaves never materialized, the transitory friendships and shared horrors that left indelible memories. A tribute to the Americans... View more info

Tropic of Hockey: My Search for the Game in Unlikely Places

By: Dave Bidini

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Toronto, ON, Canada, McClelland & Stewart: 2000

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 52100204

ISBN: 0771014570

Condition: Fine


0771014570 288 pages. After flipping from the Stanley Cup Playoffs to Martha Steward, author resolved to follow Canada's best export to the rest of the world, to find out whether the true game still existed elsewhere. Weaves hilarious stories of encounters with odd-sized rinks and players of wildly different talents and experiences with tales of his travels and bang-on observations about the game and players in North America. As he discovers, the tropic of hockey connects players and fans around the world. A wonderful gift for your special hockey fanatic. View more info

Image for The Wide World Magazine, October 1919, Vol. XLIII, No. 258 - My Mine-Sweeping Experiences

The Wide World Magazine, October 1919, Vol. XLIII, No. 258 - My Mine-Sweeping Experiences

By: Dickie, C.J.; White, J.; Rose, F.; Webster, F.; Somerset-Lister, H.; Jordan, J.; Garnett, L.; Gordon, P.; Martyn, F.; McBride, R.; Heald, T.; Turner, F.; West, J.; Gaillard, H.

Price: $299.95

Publisher: London, George Newnes: 1919

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 123G3916

Condition: Fair


Pages 442-528 plus 24 pages of nice ads. Features: Hunting Wild Cattle - an Englishman's stirring adventures while catching bulls in Patagonia; My Mine-Sweeping Experiences - Joe W. White describes his WWI mine-sweeping and submarine-hunting adventures in home waters - a valuable record of the dangerous work and daring methods employed by our fishermen in destroying enemy mines and driving away submarines - with great photos; The Golden Nugget (short story); The One-Handed Hunter and the Rhinocerous; In the Wilds of Siberia - Part III - fascinating narrative with many photos of convicts/priso... View more info

Image for With Hitler on the Road to Power: Personal experiences with my leader

With Hitler on the Road to Power: Personal experiences with my leader

By: Dietrich, Otto

Price: $2,950.00

Publisher: London, Liberty Bell: 1934

Edition: First English Edition

Seller ID: 734H0330

ISBN: B00086QB7W

Condition: Good


B00086QB7W Stated first (English) impression by H.F. Lucas & Co. / 69 Fitzjohn's Avenue, London, 1934. First published in German in 1934. 77 pages. 23cm x 15.5cm. "These pages... recount decisive days of struggle and great moments, in a series of fragments from personal reminiscences, which the author has been privileged to experience with his leader during the last years until the attainment of power." - from Introduction. Clean and unmarked contents mildly age-toned. Average soiling and wear to off-white card covers. Binding intact. KEHR & LANGMAID 627, MADDEN p.103 View more info

Image for The Wide World Magazine - True Stories of Adventure, March (Mar.) 1928, Vol. LX, No. 359 - Slave-Raiding

The Wide World Magazine - True Stories of Adventure, March (Mar.) 1928, Vol. LX, No. 359 - Slave-Raiding

By: Ferguson, R.; Tench, C.; Dunn, H.; Mackenzie, D.; Hardwicke, D.; Nolan, J.; Struve, H.; Musson, H.; Bailey, E.; MacLeod, J.; Chambers, H.; Cunningham, E.; Wilkinson, W.

Price: $199.95

Publisher: London, George Newnes Limited: 1928

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 123G3924

Condition: Fair


Pages 338-420 + 16 pages of nice ads, including one page for Leonard Wood Memorial, an organization combatting leprosy. Features: The Sealed River - the terrible events which befell a young British police officer at the hands of an old Boer ex-commandant; The Hold-Up of No. 13 - remarkable robbery of the Southern Pacific Railway Company in Oregon, October 11, 1923 - article with photos of Hugh De Autremont, Ray Charles De Autremont and Roy A.A. De Autremont; Saving a President - the author spirited President Porfirio Diaz of Mexico from Mexico City to the coast when he adbicated in 1911; Ning... View more info