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Image for Pioneer Pipers of British Columbia - A biographical directory of Pipers active in B.C. in the 1950s

Pioneer Pipers of British Columbia - A biographical directory of Pipers active in B.C. in the 1950s

By: N/A

Price: $199.95

Publisher: British Columbia, Western Academy of Pipe Music B.C.: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 155A5135

ISBN: 0969303505

Condition: Very Good


0969303505 286 pages. Index. Bibliography. "A compilation and sythesis of biographical data. Consists of almost 700 articles on about that many pipers, plus a few miscellaneous subjects. Some of the articles are rather full biographical outlines, and others are brief mentions of early pipers found in early newspapers and other sources." - from Introduction. Black and white illustrations throughout. Unmarked but for publication date hand-written upon title ... View more info

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The Female Autograph: Theory and Practice of Autobiography from the Tenth to the Twentieth Century

By: N/A

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Chicago, IL, U.S.A., University Of Chicago Press: 1987

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 866A5761

ISBN: 0226771210

Condition: Very Good


0226771210 244 pages. "Original essays which comprise a fascinating investigation into women's strategies for writing the self." - from back cover. Clean and unmarked with light wear. Nice copy. View more info

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Congo Footprints: A Blessing to Share

By: N/A

Price: $99.95

Publisher: British Columbia, Congo Reminiscence Fraternity: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 458C9935

ISBN: 0969476507

Condition: Fine


0969476507 223 pages. Signed by Editor upon title page. Black and white illustrations from photos in text. "The story of a brave and noble company of men and women, inspired by the love of Christ and committed to obeying His parting directive to His disciples, recorded in Mat. 28:18-20. The story is humbly told by members of the group of missionaries who went to the Belgian Congo in the first half of the 20th century." - from Foreword. Clean and unmarked wit... View more info

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The Island family Harris: Letters of an immigrant family in British North America, 1856-1866

By: N/A

Price: $99.95

Publisher: Canada, Ragweed Press: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 106A1179

ISBN: 092030429X

Condition: Fine


092030429X 159 pages. Black and white plates. "The story of a British family which crossed the Atlantic in the mid 19th century. It is told in their own words in letters written home from Canada West (Ontario) and Prince Edward Island. From the letters emerges a portrait of a fascinating family which included portrait painter Robert Harris and architect William Harris. Here we encounter the beliefs, values and attitudes of a mid-Victorian family, and a view of t... View more info

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Growing Roots - Biography (German Title: Der Dollar Un Die Seele)

By: N/A

Price: $69.95

Publisher: Germany, R.G. Fischer Verlag: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 815A2035

ISBN: 3830104197

Condition: Very Good


3830104197 283 pages. Black and white illustrations. "Author was born in Kassel, Germany in 1919. He served in the German army in World War II and emigrated to Canada where his adventures took him from Halifax to Port Alberni on Vancouver Island." - from back cover. Prior owner's small ink stamp atop half-title page else clean and unmarked with light wear. A nice copy. View more info

Passion de nos 40 ans La [Paperback] by Rainville/Ricard

By: N/A

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Hull, PQ, Canada, Vents d'Ouest Editions: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 71105368

ISBN: 2921603217

Condition: Very Good


2921603217 91 pages. Abundant black and white photographs. Some soiling and wrinkling to two front endpapers. Some rubbing to back cover. Two indentations in front cover, 5 and 3 inches long. Album souvenir de la Societe Radio-Canada (Ottawa-Hull). An attractive book with many warm stories to tell. View more info

God, Mama and Wheels

By: N/A

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Canada, Self-Published: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15104607

ISBN: 0969364121

Condition: Very Good


0969364121 201 pages plus black and white photo section. The autobiography of Norma Hall, victim of a severe case of polio at the age of two months. Her story affirms life: it cries of injustices: her home-grown psychology so innocently portrayed that the reader must rejoice, yet weep inwardly. Clean and unmarked with light wear. Nice copy. View more info

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Mark Tobey

By: N/A

Price: $89.95

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

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 548C9530

ISBN: 088885059X

Condition: Good


088885059X Printed upon glossy stock. Includes exhibition list and 46 plates in colour and black and white. Biography. Selected Bibliography. Unmarked with moderate wear. Binding tight. A quality copy. View more info

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The Sammy Fain Songbook: Piano / Vocal / Guitar

By: N/A

Price: $69.95

Publisher: USA, Hal Leonard Publishing: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 108C8830

ISBN: 0881888389

Condition: Fair


0881888389 142 pages. Includes biography, nice reproductions of photos and eulogy. Songs include: All in the Golden Afternoon; April Love; Are You Havin' Any Fun?; The Black Hills of Dakota; By a Waterfall; A Certain Smile; The Deadwood Stage; Dear Hearts and Gentle People; The Dickey-Bird Song; Even as You and I; An Eleven O'Clock Song; Ev'ry Day; He's Only Wonderful; I Can Dream, Can't I?; I Left My Sugar Standing in the Rain; I'll Be Seeing You; I'm Late; I Went Mer... View more info

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So Much to Be Done: Women Settlers on the Mining and Ranching Frontier (Women in the West)

By: N/A

Price: $49.95

Publisher: USA, University of Nebraska Press: 1990

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 866A9981

ISBN: 0803231342

Condition: Good


0803231342 325 pages. Bibliography. "The best collection of its kind I know." - Lillian Schlissel, author of Woman's Diaries of the Overland Trail. Usual library markings. Moderate wear. Sound copy. View more info

Haven't Any News: Ruby's Letters from the Fifties (Life Writing)

By: N/A

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Waterloo, ON, Canada, Wilfrid Laurier University Press: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 55403396

ISBN: 0889202486

Condition: Very Good


0889202486 165 pages. Correspondence which captures the voice of an ordinary housewife from the fifties. Clean, bright and unmarked with minimal wear. Excellent copy. View more info

Enough is Enough: Aboriginal Women Speak Out

By: N/A

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Toronto, ON, Canada, Women's Press (CA): 1997

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 73200766

ISBN: 088961119X

Condition: Very Good


088961119X 253 pages. "A book really telling our story would offer different things to different people. Indian women, who read it would say, 'Why, if they could do that - accomplish that - then we can too.' To white women and others, it would be an education: they would see what life on a reserve is like for women. They would see what all our protesting has been about." - Glenna Perley to Editor. Bit of high-lighting else unmarked and clean with very light ... View more info

Toxic Fame: Celebrities Speak on Stardom

By: N/A

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Detroit, MI, U.S.A., Visible Ink Pr: 1996

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 46400126

ISBN: 0787608742

Condition: Very Good


0787608742 534 pages including index. Would you trade your privacy for guaranteed fame and fortune? Don't answer until you've read this book! Includes 2,000 revealing exclusive quotes from celebrities including Richard Dreyfuss, Julia Roberts, Whitney Houston, John Goodman, Roseanne, and many others. "... Gossip at its best." - Bill Harris, "Showtime" Very light wear. Clean and unmarked. Excellent copy. View more info

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And Then I Wrote: The Songwriter Speaks

By: N/A

Price: $59.95

Publisher: Vancouver, BC, Canada, Arsenal Pulp Press: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 848G1372

ISBN: 1551520230

Condition: Fair


1551520230 242 pages including index. A revealing look at the craft of songwriting in the words of the songwriters themselves: a compendium of anecdotes and quotations from well-known songwriters, from Irving Berlin and Stephen Foster to Mick Jagger and Kurt Cobain, on their influences, work habits, and how they came to write the songs now ingrained in the popular imagination - a book for songwriters and music fans alike. Above-average wear. Unmarked. Binding intact.... View more info

Still Soaring

By: N/A

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Edmonton, AB, Brandywine Enterprises Ltd.: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 72500715

ISBN: 0921180004

Condition: Fair


0921180004 150 pages. Author's signature upon title page. Follows her previous bestsellers with this delightful collection of funny, sad, and fascinating stories filled with "Holmes-spun philosophy." At 90, as Canada's oldest broadcaster, she still regularly presents her lively stories on CBC radio. Recounts more memorable incidents from her early life, her pioneer days, and her eventful years in the city. Prior owner's name atop half-title page else unmarke... View more info

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A Place of Honour: Manitoba's War Dead Commemorated in Its Geography

By: N/A

Price: $199.95

Publisher: Canada, National Library of Canada: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 665G3415

ISBN: 0771115237

Condition: Good


0771115237 485 pages. List of references cited. "Commemorates the sacrifices of more than 4,000 Manitoba casualties of the Second World War and serves to witness the impact of those losses on families, friends, and our society - both then and now." - from page one. Average wear. Binding intact. Gift greetings and address labels upon first page. A sound copy of this important Manitoba reference. View more info

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The Journal of Private Fraser, 1914-1918: Canadian Expeditionary Force

By: N/A

Price: $199.95

Publisher: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, Sono Nis Pr: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 814A1374

ISBN: 0919203620

Condition: Good


0919203620 334 pages. Index. Maps. Black and white photographic plates. "... A rare gem. I have been actively hunting for this sort of record and have come to realize just how rare such accounts are. This one also touches all the points an historian would wish to mention, from the attitudes of officers to frustration with the Ross rifle. One can only wonder how the journal survived and how it was composed." - Professor Desmond Morton, from dust jacket. Bo... View more info

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And it Was My War Too

By: N/A

Price: $99.95

Publisher: Canada, Little Daisy: 1995

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 138A8346

ISBN: 189574427X

Condition: Good


189574427X 313 pages. Black and white illustrations. A companion to 'This Was My War'. "A book of recollections of the world conflict of 1939-45... not confined to military matters... almost half the stories are those of children or adolescents, and three quarters are by Jews, Poles or Russians; upon whom the war imposed far the greatest hardships." - from Foreward. Stories include: Good Luck - Even in Hell; Russian Veterans I Knew; Partisan - The Story of Ge... View more info

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RABBI SCHNEUR ZALMAN'S PHILOSOPHY OF CHABAD: VOL. II.

By: N/A

Price: $149.95

Publisher: Brooklyn, NY, Kehot Publication Society: 1973

Edition: First English Edition

Seller ID: 566H0565

ISBN: B003JOHKTI

Condition: Fair


B003JOHKTI 255 pages. Index. List of selected readings from Likutei Amarim (Tanya). "Presents, for the first time in English, a general, though necessarily concise, outline of Rabbi Schneur Zalman's philosophical system, known as Chabad. This is the second part of a trilogy on the founder of Chabad, the first being a comprehensive biography of the Rabbi." - from dust jacket. Contents include: The Human Personality; The Cosmic Entity; Ends and Means; and The ... View more info

Image for Time August 19 1974 President Gerald Ford on Cover, Exit Richard Nixon, Watergate Wrapup, The Unmaking of The President, Lots of Nixon Stories, International Reaction

Time August 19 1974 President Gerald Ford on Cover, Exit Richard Nixon, Watergate Wrapup, The Unmaking of The President, Lots of Nixon Stories, International Reaction

By: N/A

Price: $129.95

Publisher: USA, Time-Life: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 551H1699

ISBN: B0032IVWKO

Condition: Good


B0032IVWKO 88 pages. Features: Gerald Ford takes over from Richard Nixon; "Wallace and Sylvia Fingler - 264-acre timber barons"; The Unmaking of the President; Transcript of damning tape; Color photos of Gerald Ford and family; Biography of Gerald Ford; Ford's Transition team; The Nixon Family - facing the ordeal; Volvo 164 ad; The Legal Aftermath of Nixon's departure; A review of Richard Nixon's life - major article with many colour photos of Nixon with world l... View more info