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The middle of nowhere: Rediscovering Saskatchewan

By: N/A

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Saskatoon, SK, Fifth House, Ltd: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 71408066

ISBN: 1895618681

Condition: Fine


1895618681 228 pages. Take a journey of discovery in search of the essence of Saskatchewan. Collected here, as recorded by those who have lived in the landscape and by obervant visitors who have passed through it, are the vivid recollections of aboriginal people,excerpts from fur-trade diaries, accounts of Mounties, explorers, and settlers, stories of protest politics, booze, dust, the Depression, war, and the environment. Captures the heart and soul, the people and places of Saskatchewan. Only the faintest traces of wear. Unmarked. Glossy illustrated covers. View more info

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The Fitzhenry & Whiteside fireside book of Canadian Christmas

By: N/A

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Markham, ON, Canada, Fitzhenry & Whiteside: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 86203058A

ISBN: 0889029903

Condition: Fine


0889029903 219 pages. "Lucy Maud Montgomery, Stephen Leacock, Grey Owl, Mazo do la Roche, Hugh MacLennan, and Robertson Davies - these and many other Canadian writers are featured in this distinguished anthology of stories, poems, recollections, recipes and games: a truly warmhearted collection of the finest of Canadian Christmas from the 17th century to the present day. - from dust jacket. Clean, bright and unmarked with very light wear. Excellent copy. View more info

Survival - The Story of a Life: 1942-2001 *SIGNED BY AUTHOR*

By: N/A

Price: $99.95

Publisher: British Columbia, Self-Published: 2001

Edition: Third Printing (Revised)

Seller ID: 15103904

ISBN: 0969730713

Condition: Fine


0969730713 180 pages. Author's signature and inscription to Jim Munro, of Munro's Books, Victoria, upon front flyleaf. The graphic recollections of a Japanese prisoner of war during World War II. "Richard Sewell writes very well, the major publishing houses to which he sent the manuscript said so, but they were very sorry to have to say 'no' and pass it by - 'because it might possibly offend the Japanese, who are now, after all, our (business) friends and allies... Tackles squarely the question of why and how such systematic, deliberate, and intense cruelty was endemic in the Japanes tr... View more info

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Canadians and the United Nations

By: N/A

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Ottawa, External Affairs Canada: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 134A6949

ISBN: 0662163710

Condition: Very Good


0662163710 262 pages. Bibliography. "A gathering of recollections, reflections, and critical comments from more than 50 Canadians who have either worked in some part of the United Nations system or whose job - whether as diplomat or journalist or non-governmental activist - has involved them with the organization." - from Introduction. Clean, bright and unmarked with light wear. Nice copy. 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 George Kartsaklis; An Unforgettable Chapter of My Life; H.M.S. Raleigh; Short and Savage; A Child's Memory of the Holocaust; No... View more info

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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

Remembering Leacock: An Oral History

By: Allan Anderson

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Canada, Deneau: 1983

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 86302147

ISBN: 0888790937

Condition: Good


0888790937 229 pages. Vivid, personal recollections of Canada's most beloved humourist. Stephen Leacock comes alive in reminiscences by people who knew him in one of his many roles as professor, writer, gentleman farmer and all-round eccentric. Illustrated in black and white. Binding intact. Usual library markings. Average wear. Good working copy. View more info

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The London Scottish Regimental Gazette: No. 144 - Vol. XII, December 1907

By: Author Not Stated

Price: $149.95

Publisher: London, The London Scottish Regiment: 1907

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 814C5544

Condition: Good


Features: Photo and write-up on Colour-Sergeant Signaller J.T. Hutchison; Company Notes; Hallowe'en; Gleanings; Notes by the Commanding Officer; Shooting Results; Recollections of Professor Masson; History of the Aberdeen Volunteers; Proposed history of the corps; E and F Company marches; The Kaiser Manoeuvres, 1907 - the evolution of manoeuvres on a large scale; Sandy the Piper; and more. Average wear and soiling. Staples disintegrated. View more info

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Wild Horses of Canada

By: Bearcroft, Norma

Price: $149.95

Publisher: Canada, The Canadian Wild Horse Society: 1974

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 711H3026

Condition: Fair


x, 116 pages. Illustrated in black and white. References. Reprint of the 1966 first edition. Chapters include: What is a Wild Horse?; First Horses Arrive in Eastern Canada; The American Mustang; Horses and Indians of the Prairies; Wild Horses of British Columbia; Recollections; Wild Horse Personalities; Canada's Wild Horses Today; Above-average wear. Usual library markings. A sound reference copy of this informative and uncommon work. View more info

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Town House, Country House: Recollections of a Quebec Childhood

By: Boswell, Hazel

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Montreal, PQ, Canada, McGill-Queen's University Press: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 122A5290

ISBN: 0773507213

Condition: Good


0773507213 136 pages. "Author delightfully recounts many adventures from her mother's childhood more than a century ago. Provides rich and vivid detail of post-Confederation Quebec." - from dust jacket. Usual library markings. Moderate wear. Binding sound. Nice working copy. View more info

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The Fortyniner (49er), No. 95, November (Nov.) 1992 - Members Copy

By: Boyd, Edgar L.; Barbour, David; White, Ernie; Smith, W.D.; Et al

Price: $149.95

Publisher: Canada, 49th Battalion, The Loyal Edmonton Regiment: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 553H1804

Condition: Very Good


72 pages. Several pages of black and white reproductions of photos, archival and recent. Features: 'The Victoria Cross', by Edgar L. Boyd; Dave Barbour's WWI War Diary; The Battle of 'Captain Ridge', by Ernie White; 'The Great Moustache Caper' by W.D. Smith; 'A Ramble Through Sicily' by Charlie Swan; Part of War Diary by Captain Les Herman; 'My Father's Speech' by Peggy McEwen; 'Recollections of Portslade' by Ralph C.B. Paulsen; 'Eastburne - 1942' by Shierlaw Burry; Several pages of Association news; Nine-page list of members, complete with their mailing addresses; Three-page list of members... View more info

Over My Shoulder: Reflections and Recollections of a Newspaper Columnist

By: Charters, J. A.

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Robson, BC, Canada, Bear Grass Pr: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 75403620

ISBN: 0921097123

Condition: Very Good


0921097123 193 pages. Humourist, raconteur, traveller, naturalist, historian and social critic, John Charters is all of these. This work gathers, for the first time, the best of his pungent Castelgar News columns. An entertaining mix of perception and observation from a journalist who has been writing with wit and compassion for thirty years. Prior owner's name atop front flyleaf. Inscribed by author upon title page. Clean with light wear. Nice copy. View more info

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Clarks' Collection of Historical Remembrances - Collections and Recollections from Three Generations of Clark Historians *SIGNED BY COMPILER*

By: Clark, Stephen C; et al - Compiler: Joyce, Mary Lib Clark

Price: $199.95

Publisher: USA, Publisher: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 116A0498

Condition: Very Good


261 pages. Index. Colour photos. Signature of Compiler upon dedication page else clean, bright and unmarked with light wear. Extensive history of High Point, North Carolina and area. Undated. Circa 1990s? View more info

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The Alaska Sportsman Magazine, March (Mar.), 1948 - The Whistle Pig

By: Clarke, Tom E.; Vincent, Leon S.; Bashford, James; Madenwald, Abbie; Nielsen, Dorothy Fay

Price: $99.95

Publisher: Ketchikan, Alaska, Alaska Magazine Publishing Company: 1948

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 338H1360

Condition: Fair


42 pages. Many black and white photos. Features: Pounding Waves and Creaking Timbers - first of three chapters of "Master of the Moonrise"; The Whistle Pig - the marmot that scared the bear did not heed its own warning; Frontier Town - a Ketchikan old-timer who was there in 1898 presents some interesting recollections; No One at Home at Kulukak - Silence, complete, awful silence in a remote place can be a terrible thing; First Impressions - The first of two chapters of "Cannery Village"; and more. Unmarked. Moderate evidence of moisture exposure. Somewhat above-average wea... View more info

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Good Old Days of Shipping (Maritime Reprint)

By: Coates, W.H.

Price: $79.95

Publisher: London, Imprint unknown: 1969

Edition: Facsimile Reprint

Seller ID: 123A7792

ISBN: 0719120446

Condition: Very Good


0719120446 Originally published by The "Times of India" Press, Bombay in 1900. 141 pages. Black and white frontis. "The outcome of a series of notes on old vessels collected during the past sixteen or seventeen years... Should awaken in the elder reader any pleasant recollections, or present to the younger some few progressive phases of shipping in a more interesting light, the 'collector' will not have deemed his note-book a labour in vain." - from Preface. Contents clean, bright and unmarked, possibly unread. Light wear to blue and white cloth-covered boards. Bright sil... View more info

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The Saturday Evening Post, July 2, 1960 - Golf Cover Illustration / They Killed Heydrich

By: Constiner, Merle; Standish, Robert; Athanas, Verne; Stanton, Will; Riggs, B.W.; Fredine, G.; Morrison, T.; Lake, A.; Grimsley, W.; Burgess, A.; Jennings, D & M.; Kelland, C.; Gardner, E.

Price: $199.95

Publisher: USA, Curtis: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 202G4192

Condition: Good


96 pages. Short Stories: Fair Warning; Swindler in the Family; Night Marshal; A Sentimental Subject. Articles: The Night Our Town Blew Up - photo-illustrated article of Roseburg, Oregon, scene of a massive explosion in 1959; The Animals Come First; They Called Us "The Law" - recollections of the wife of District Attorney W.A. (Bill) Morrison in Milam County, Texas; The Fight to Save the "Preemies" (premature babies); Speediest Kids Afloat - Australian swimmers John and Ilsa Konrads of Australia; They Killed Heydrich (Conclusion) - Seven Against a Regiment - story with many ph... View more info

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Maclean's - Canada's National Magazine, November 15, 1928, Volume XLI, Number 22 - Cariboo Stagecoach Driver Al Young

By: Cowan, James A.; Murray, W.; Atlee, B.; Strathglass, A.; Loomis, J.; Dexter, G.; Stringer, A.; Shaw, B.; Fox, F.; Cunningham, L.; Middleton, J.; Pease, M.; Blue, A.

Price: $299.95

Publisher: Toronto, The Maclean Publishing Company: 1928

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 301G3808

Condition: Fair


80 pages. Features: They All Quit Cold - photo illustrated article on the 1928 Canadian National Exhibition Swim, in which none of the 199 contestants finished, but Georges Michel was the last man to quit - and he attempted to claim the prize of $25k - article with photos of George Michel, Ethel Hertle, George Young and Ernst Vierkoetter; Canadian V.C.'s (winners of the Victoria Cross) - article with illustrations of Captain F.A.C. Scrimger and Lance-Corporal Fred Fisher; Naught Broken Save This Body (short story about air battle); The Gatineau (River's) Taming - great photo-illustrated artic... View more info

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Along the Crocus Trail - A History of Daysland, Alberta and Districts

By: Daysland History Book Society

Price: $299.95

Publisher: Daysland, Alberta, Daysland History Book Society: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 628A2255

ISBN: 0889252548

Condition: Good


0889252548 818 pages. Abundantly illustrated in black and white. Topics include: The Early Days; Town Growth - hospital, businesses, recollections; The Halls of Learning - country and town schools; The Faith of Our Fathers - churches; Organizations; Sports and Recreation; Family Histories; Our Unsung Heroes - pictures of veterans; Memories. Decorated blue cloth boards. Endpapers illustrated with a wonderful photo of an obviously hardworking man posing proudly in front of his log house. Moderate wear. Unmarked but for two tiny ticks to index on the last page. Binding intact. A sound cop... View more info

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KITTYHAWK PILOT: WING COMMANDER JF EDWARDS.

By: Edwards, James F. (Stocky) & J.P.A. Michel Lavigne.

Price: $129.95

Publisher: Canada, Turner-Warwick: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 761C9369

ISBN: 0919899102

Condition: Good


0919899102 308 pages plus xxiv pages of reproductions of black and white photos. Map endpapers. Signed and inscribed by both authors upon title page. Recollections of this Canadian WWII pilot. Prior owner's name atop title page otherwise book clean, bright and unmarked with light wear. Minor lean to spine. Average wear to dust jacket which is now preserved in glossy new archival-grade Brodart cover. A sound copy. View more info

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HMCS Tecumseh - 75 (Years) With Pride, 1923-1998 - A Tribute to Calgary's Naval Community

By: England, Karin; Embree, Jeanette; Brandsgard, Bonnie; Cartier, Richard: Book Committee

Price: $195.00

Publisher: Canada, 75th Anniversary Committee: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 118C9749

Condition: Very Good


80 pages. Prior owner's details inside front board. Important personal recollections hand-written near photo on page 27. View more info