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Image for The Akerman Family: Growing Up with Salt Spring Island

The Akerman Family: Growing Up with Salt Spring Island

By: Ackerman, Bob (Signed); Sherwood, Linda

Price: $149.95

Publisher: Canada, Self-Published (Van Coillie, Dries): 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 151H2221

ISBN: 0973982608

Condition: Good


0973982608 Signed, without inscription, by author upon title page. 325 pages. Index. Black and white reproductions of archival photos in text. Includes chapters on Akerman and Gyves family genealogy, plus the author's native ancestry. "Bob's incredible memory of the stories he heard from his family while he was growing up gives an excellent glimpse into what life was like for the early residents of Salt Spring Island. The stories he tells remind us of the importance of family, community and history: they remind us of our place as individuals and as part of the greater whole." - f... View more info

Image for The Wide World Magazine - True Stories of Adventure, September (Sept.) 1925, Vol. LV No. 329 -  A Woman in Unknown Morocco

The Wide World Magazine - True Stories of Adventure, September (Sept.) 1925, Vol. LV No. 329 - A Woman in Unknown Morocco

By: Anstruther, Charles; Lugrin, N. De Bertrand; McMillan, R.D.S.; Richards, H.G.; Brennan, W.; Stuart, J.K.; Cook, O.; Harries, C.L.; Stuart, F.S.; Taylor, M.M.; Charnley, W.; McMahon, R.; Hayter, C.N.C.; Dickie, F.

Price: $299.95

Publisher: London, George Newnes, Ltd.: 1925

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 123G4372

Condition: Good


Pages 353-440 plus 16 pages of nostalgic ads. Features: What Happened to Mary Clark near Indianapolis - her car was hit by a train and she ended up on the front of the train which thundered on through the night!; The Haunted Bungalow - extraordinary story from South Africa; A Thousand Miles From Anywhere - Reverend Martyn Rogers and his family spent three years on the island of Tristan da Cunha - where mail came only once per year!; The Living Death - an eccentric chemist marries an Aztec girl in the hope of discovering the secrets of ancient Aztec dyes; Sands of Destruction - the fierce Atla... View more info

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The Last Wooden Spar

By: Arthurs, Horace (Signed)

Price: $199.95

Publisher: Canada, Self-Published: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 664G4421

Condition: Very Good


176 pages. Index. Reproductions of archival black and white photos in text. Signed by author upon title page. Oblong 8.5" x 11". An engaging account of the history of coastal British Columbia logging and the part the author played in it over his long career. Clean, bright and unmarked with very light wear. A handsome copy. 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

True Poems and Narrative Tales of a Backwoods Boy

By: Clark, George L. (Signed)

Price: $39.95

Publisher: British Columbia, Self-Published: 1977

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 71608167

Condition: Good


118 pages. Author's signature upon front flyleaf. Author's parents moved to Canada when he was seven. He worked as a jack of all trades for the greater part of his life in the primeval bush country of beautiful British Columbia which deepened his love and ardor for Nature and the great out-doors. Having spent his earlier years in and around Vanderhoof, he and his family have also lived in Dawson Creed and Terrace. They have since retired to Salmon Arm. Date and prior owner's gift greetings upon front flyleaf, else unmarked. Covers well-worn but contents in decent condtion. 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

Accidental City: The Transformation of Toronto

By: Fulford, Robert

Price: $39.95

Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A., Houghton Mifflin (T): 1996

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 83700837

ISBN: 0395773075

Condition: Fine


0395773075 225 pages including index. This graceful narrative, moving from one part of Toronto to another, paints a portrait of the city, its recent history, its urban planning, and its economic growth. Unmarked. Very light wear. Clean. Excellent copy. View more info

Book of Jessica

By: Griffiths, Linda; Campbell, Maria

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Toronto, ON, Canada, Playwrights Canada Press: 2000

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 35800069

ISBN: 0887545351

Condition: Very Good


0887545351 175 pages. Part dialogue, part narrative, part playscript, this unique book contains the award-winning play Jessica, as well as the extraordinary story of its making. Light wear. Unmarked. Nice copy. View more info

Image for The Wide World Magazine, January (Jan.) 1917 - Wonderful Stories of the French Foreign Legion

The Wide World Magazine, January (Jan.) 1917 - Wonderful Stories of the French Foreign Legion

By: Lees, G.F. And E.S.; Smith, E.W.; Mayer-Nixson, M.; Francis, D.; Cowan, J.; Dickie, F.J.; Armstrong, J.P.; Gerard, M.; Henry, H.; Freeman, L.R.; Wiley, D.A.

Price: $299.95

Publisher: London, George Newnes, Ltd.: 1917

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 123G4350

Condition: Good


Pages 194-284 plus 16 pages of great vintage ads. Features: The Romance of the French Foreign Legion; Adrift in a Mine-Field - two men drift through a mine-field in a crippled seaplane, fending off mines with their bare hands!; That Night - a rice-planter's cyclone ordeal on Bordelieu Island off the Florida coast; An Englishwoman in South America - Mrs. Mayer-Nixson describes the ways of Chilean (Chilian) policemen, the curious manners and customs of the people, and the odd habits of Chilean servants; The End of the Rainbow - an adventure of Etienne, a half-breed trapper in Northern Canada wh... View more info

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A Damned Rebellion! A Chronicle of Lower Canada - Book III

By: Morgan, Jan Henry

Price: $89.95

Publisher: Canada, Chantecler Press: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 515G3718

ISBN: 0969642539

Condition: Good


0969642539 Signed and generically inscribed by author inside front cover. 532 pages. Black and white illustrations in text. Signed letter by author to prior owner laid-in. Part of the author's "narrative history of Lower Canada's struggle in the 1830's to achieve responsible government... Faithful to the course of events as any historian." - Eric Kierans. Light wear. Unmarked. A sound copy. View more info

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Old West Magazine: Spring 1980

By: Multiple Contributors

Price: $79.95

Publisher: USA, Western Publications Inc.: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 842A0943

Condition: Good


Features: Hosstail's Small Talk - 'Me - An Old-Timer?'; The Soldier Who Never Quit - General Guy V. Henry; The Baron of Cananea - William E. Green; Through the Black Range - Solitide has returned to the Devil Mountains; Indian Women Warriors; Walt Coburn's Tally Book; Wife of a Panhandle Sheriff - Sophia Connell; A Locked Door - memories from northern Colorado country; Mathew 'Bones' Hooks of Amarillo - a story of a black cowboy and white flowers; Where Schoolboys Packed Pistols - Tombstone; Rekindling Camp Fires - the exploits of Ben Arnold (Connor) (Wa-si-cu Tam-a-he-ca) Part III of the auth... View more info

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The Wide World Magazine, June 1917 *General Korniloff's Escape*

By: Multiple Contributors

Price: $299.95

Publisher: London, George Newnes: 1917

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 123C7629

Condition: Fair


91 pages plus many pages of wonderful vintage ads. Features: A detailed narrative of General Korniloff's 300 mile Escape from the Austrians back to the Russian lines; Some Exciting Experiences with Rhinos, by J.A. Jordan - with photos; Hindengerg's Death Trap - a terrible tragedy befalls the Russian armies amid the Masurian Lakes; The Pygmy People of Mount Marviveles in the Phillipines - the Negritos, or "little Negroes" - with photos; The Vengeance of Eugene Ristori - The Five-Year Story of a Corsican Murder Vendetta which ends in Panama; The House of the Chained Bear - a night of te... View more info

Miners and moonshiners: A personal account of adventure and survival in a difficult era

By: Peet, Fred J

Price: $69.95

Publisher: British Columbia, Sono Nis Press: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 55403004

ISBN: 0919203116

Condition: Fine


0919203116 203 pages including black and white photographic plates. Author's signature and inscription upon front endpaper. "An autobiographical account of mining and surviving across most of northern Canada. Zeballos, Great Bear Lake, Yellowknife, Timmins, Prince Albert... only a few of the places worked in a personal history what begins before the first world war. Prospectors, bush pilots, charlatans, entrepreneurs, gold, cold and isolation are all part of Fred Peet's narrative, as are the stories of the pioneers who mined and surveyed some of the richest (and poorest claims in Canad... View more info

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407 Squadron (The Demon Squadron) 1941 - 2000: A Narrative History

By: Procter, Capt. (R.)Tom [Editor]; Brigadier-General Brian Cameron [Foreword]

Price: $395.00

Publisher: Comox, British Columbia, 407 Maritime Patrol Squadron Association: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 553H3237

Condition: Fair


340 pages. Colour and black and white reproductions of photos. Rolls of Honour. "8th May 2001 marked the 60th anniversary of the formation of 407 "Demon" Squadron RCAF at Thorney Island, Hampshire, England. In WWII the Demons were credited with four U-boat kills and seven U-boats damaged, plus many thousands of tons of enemy shipping sunk and damaged, but at the cost of the lives of 240 members." paraphrased from Foreword. Part One deals with the wartime years, 1941-1945 and is divided into anti-shipping operations and anti-submarine operations. Part Two deals with the po... View more info

Image for The Wide World Magazine, March (Mar.) 1908, No. 119, Vol. 20 - My Experiences in the Great Russian Famine

The Wide World Magazine, March (Mar.) 1908, No. 119, Vol. 20 - My Experiences in the Great Russian Famine

By: Purcell, John S.; Kennard, Howard P.; Cowie, A.W.S.; Pitcairn-Knowles, A.; Pitt-Kethley, Victor; Aganoor, Pauline; et al

Price: $350.00

Publisher: New York, The International News Company: 1908

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 346H3137

Condition: Fair


Pages 418-520 plus several pages of vintage ads. Features: The Madness of Don Patricio; My Experiences in the Great Russian Famine - graphic glimpses of the terrible Russian famine of 1907 - article with photos; An Ill-Starred Invention - a patent application goes wrong; Mussel-Farming - a curious Dutch industry (article with photos); Adrift in a Runaway Airship - daring young Chicago balloonist William Matteray and his airship are blown by a gale all the way to Michigan; Sights and Scenes in Java - photo-illustrated article by a former resident; The Queen's Temper - part 1 - a remarkable nar... View more info

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Weapons Systems and Political Stability

By: Quigley, Carroll

Price: $1,500.00

Publisher: USA, Univ Pr of Amer: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 328C6775

ISBN: 081912947X

Condition: Good


081912947X 1043 pages. Bibliography. List of books and articles by the author. "Carroll Quigley, historian and teacher at Georgetown University, died January 5, 1977, leaving unfinished this manuscript upon which he had been working for the preceding twelve years. His colleagues and friends, upon reviewing the manuscript, decided to press forward with its publication. Although the manuscript is frustratingly incomplete in time sequence - it ends its narrative in the fifteenth century - it carries further toward completion the uniquely anthropological holistic analysis of history which... View more info

Image for The Wide World Magazine, Vol. XLV - No. 266, June 1920 - Maddest War Exploit / Bristol Fighter Squadron

The Wide World Magazine, Vol. XLV - No. 266, June 1920 - Maddest War Exploit / Bristol Fighter Squadron

By: Ray, Mason; Wallace, E.; Fitzgerald, G.; Talbot, F.A.; Spencer, H.; Wright, H.; McCarthy, E.T.; Philby, H. St. J.B.; Kenamore, Clair; Franck, H.A.; Et al

Price: $299.95

Publisher: London, George Newnes, Ltd.: 1920

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 123G4354

Condition: Good


Pages 91-176 plus 16 pages of nostalgic ads. Features: The Mystery of the Missing Nun (part 1) - Sister Janina vanished from Isadore, Michigan and it was 12 years before the mystery was solved; Post-Hole Pete - an amusing bear story from the Alaska wilds; The Maddest Exploit of the War - Trooper Gerald Fitzgerald No. 1313 1st King Edward's Horse was unaware of the Armistice so single-handedly pursued the retiring German Army; The Ship That Came Back - the liner "Sesostris" was wrecked off the coast of Guatemala, lifted into a jungle by a volcano, then salvaged to resume her career! - ... View more info

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The Bonnie: Hmcs Bonaventure

By: Snowie, J. Allan

Price: $299.95

Publisher: Canada, Boston Mills Pr: 1999

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 666G3773

ISBN: 0919783406

Condition: Very Good


0919783406 336 pages. Bibliography. Printed upon glossy stock. Profusely illustrated with reproductions of archival black and white photos. "The first five chapters of this book are a narrative glossary of carrier operations. In the pages that follow, recollections by shipmates have been interwoven to give an easy flow. The main commentary has been given over to her Captains, who were less compartmentalized than the average sailor, petty officer or officer. These senior people saw the overall picture and this book is essentially a Captains' chronology of Bonaventure... To those who ... View more info

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The Great War Magazine - Part 17: The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict (World War 1/One) December 12th, 1914

By: Wilson, H.W.: Editor

Price: $169.95

Publisher: London, Amalgamated Press: 1914

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 432A9865

Condition: Good


"Brilliant narrative of Mons in this enlarged issue." - from front cover which features photos of Brigadier-General Sir David Henderson, K.C.B., D.S.O., Commander of the Royal Flying Corps. Excellent portrait of Joseph Jacques Cesaire Joffre, Chief of the General Staff of the French Army. General progress of the war to the eve of Mons. The French Frontier Battle and the British Stand at Mons. Centerfold illustration of 'Wounded helping the Wounded - Pathetic episode between Le Cateau and Landrecies during the Retreat from Mons. Photos and illustrations include: Destruction near Mu... View more info

Image for The Great War Magazine - Part 85: The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict (World War 1/One)  April 1st, 1916

The Great War Magazine - Part 85: The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict (World War 1/One) April 1st, 1916

By: Wilson, H.W.: Editor

Price: $149.95

Publisher: London, Amalgamated Press: 1916

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 432A9906

Condition: Fair


Cover portrait of Lieut.-General Sir John Steven Cowans - Quartermaster-General to the Forces and Member of the Army Council. Feature: The Great Servian Retreat - A Personal Narrative, complete with full-page map. The Role of Railways in the War. Photos from Serbia. Large centerfold photos inside French trenches. Photos of our Allies' supply columns in the Marne sector. Covers secured by tape. Average wear. View more info