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The Story of Buck Knives - A Family Business

By: Ables, Tom

Price: $59.95

Publisher: USA, Buck Knives Inc.: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 544G1870

Condition: Fine

120 pages. Index. Many photos in color and black and white. "The story of Buck knives carries the flavor of classic Americana, and this book attempts to capture the true feeling of this unique family busienss... Whether you're a knife nut or not, you'll find this a heartwarming story of a family that is proud of its roots, and remains dedicated to the same basic precepts that Hoyt Buck so clearly laid out many years ago... And you'll also discover the true meaning of the word 'family' as it applies to the Buck Family." - from dust jacket. Book clean, bright and unmarked with neglig... View more info

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Classic Guitars of the '50s

By: Alexander, Charles; Bacon, Tony; Burrluck, Dave; Carter, Walter; Day, Paul; Duchossoir, Andre; Goldsmith, Thomas; Jay, Stan; Wexer, Larry; Morrish, John; Noguchi, Hiroyuki; Rooksby, Rikky; Trynka, Paul; Wheeler, Tom; Wright, Michael

Price: $99.95

Publisher: USA, Backbeat Books: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 854A7480

ISBN: 0879304278

Condition: Fair

0879304278 88 pages. Index. Bibliography. "Explores the electric guitar's position at the heart of the musical revolution of the 1950s. Among lavish illustrations and specially commissioned photographs, a unique team of 15 of the world's top guitar writers tells the full and fascinating story of a decade of guitar music that still reverberates among the sounds and styles of today." - from dust jacket. Heavily-worn former library copy with the usual markings. Reading copy only. A wonderful reference, especially if you are lucky enough to own one of the many guitars described and ... View more info

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In Praise of Oxen

By: Anderson, Frances

Price: $99.95

Publisher: Canada, Nimbus Pub Ltd: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 631A1197

ISBN: 1551090244

Condition: Good

1551090244 106 pages. Index. Profusely illustrated with lavish colour photography. "The story of oxen as beasts of burden encompasses much more than animal husbandry. It is the story of a unique relationship between the ox owner and his team; a relationship which expresses itself as an entire way of life... Celbrates the humble oxen and the proud people who own them." - from dust jacket. Usual library markiings. Moderate wear. Sound copy. View more info

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SHADD. The Life and Times of Mary Shadd Cary


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

The Emperors of Chocolate: Inside the Secret World of Hershey and Mars

By: Brenner, Joël Glenn

Price: $49.95

Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A., Broadway Books: 2000

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 55200094

ISBN: 0767904575

Condition: Very Good

0767904575 367 pages including index. Spins a unique story that takes us inside a world as mysterious as Willy Wonka's chocolate factory. Packed with flavorful stories and outrageous characters that will give the true scoop on this real-life candyland. "Espionage, deception, and obsessive secrecy - it sounds more like covert warfare... A remarkable new look at an enterprise that's much nuttier than you might have thought." - People. Very light wear. Prior owner's name atop front flyleaf else unmarked. View more info

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The Wide World Magazine, April 1925 - Eskimo Wireless

By: Carlin, W.J.; Charles, Bernard; Domville-Fife, C.W.; O'Hargan, Roderick; Rayne, Major H.; Cocroft, Thoda; De Termes, Capt. M.M. J.; Harris, C.L.; Hedstrom, Sir J. Maynard; Barns, T. Alexander; Aubuchon, Tampton; Pound, Reginald; Turner, J.N.

Price: $299.95

Publisher: London, George Newnes, Ltd.: 1925

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 123G2136

Condition: Fair

Pages 442-528 plus 16 pages of great vintage ads, many illustrated. Features: The Luck of the 'Moro' - a vessel which possessed an uncanny knack of getting in and out of trouble; Photo of Harry Houdini in a strait jacket hanging from the twenty-story Oakland Tribune building; Old Man Crag - a New Zealand tale of a stolen map to a gold mine; Wild Tribes of the Amazon - the author penetrates deep into Amazonia - with photos, including photo of a floating island (part 1); Eskimo Wireless - a strange story from the Far North of Canada; The Ivory Raiders - paints a vivid picture of the dangers and... View more info

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The Mitchell Trio Song Book

By: Chad Mitchell, Joe Frazier, Mike Kobluk

Price: $195.00

Publisher: Chicago, Quadrangle Books: 1964

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 563H4312

ISBN: B000B9P5X2

Condition: Fair

B000B9P5X2 144 pages. "The unique approach of The Mitchell Trio - those modern minstrels of dissent - has catapulted them to the top of the folk music world in just a few years." - back cover. Includes biographical information about the Trio members plus black and white illustrations. Includes piano sheet music, lyrics and guitar chords for these songs: The John Birch Society; Alberta; Maladyozhenaya; The Banks of Sicily; Green Grow the Lilacs; You Can Tell the World; The Virgin Mary; Alma Mater; Mighty Day; Me Voy Pa Bete; I Feel So Good About It; What Did You Learn in School Today... View more info

British Columbia Atlas of Resources

By: Chapman, J.D.; Turner, D.B.: Editors

Price: $199.95

Publisher: Vancouver B.C., The British Columbia Natural Resources Conference: 1956

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 71306175

Condition: Good

92 pages. Oblong: approx 22 inches wide by over 17 inches high. Regards and reviews the course of the province's development and use of the magnificent heritage with which it has been blessed. Here is the story of British Columbia concisely and vividly told through maps, photographs and text. Produced by more than one hundred members and associates of the British Columbia Natural Resources Conference over a period of more than two years. An original and major accomplishment of a volunteer group, this atlas is unique in North America, presenting for the first time for any province or state... View more info

Ark Full of Animals - 'Surprise Book' with 40 Die-cut Lift-upTabs

By: Colina, Tessa

Price: $99.95

Publisher: Cincinnati, OH, U.S.A., The Standard Publishing Foundation: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41202916

Condition: Very Good

14 pages. "A Fold-up Bible Story Book with Prayers to Learn." - from front cover. A Bible story about Noah and his family. Each page provides scriptural reference(s). Clean and unmarked but for small name blacked out atop title page. Moderate wear. All tabs present and functioning well. Excellent copy of this unique and delightful work. View more info

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Trucking: A History of Trucking in Bc Since 1900

By: Craig, Andy A.

Price: $149.95

Publisher: Saanichton, BC, Hancock House Pub Ltd: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 713H1653

ISBN: 0919654886

Condition: Good

0919654886 168 pages. Index. Documents the challenges of early truck transport in B.C. "Author was B.C.'s best-known Pioneer Trucker who travelled the length and breadth of British Columbia interviewing and taping the reminiscences of the old-time drivers. A trucker since his youth, Andy Craig had an ear for detail and a natural flair for story-telling. This book is unique in combining a first-hand history of pioneer trucking in B.C. with an updating as to what is happinging in the trucking industry in the 1970's." - back board. Some of the truckers featured include: Boyd's Freig... View more info

Morgentaler: A Difficult Hero

By: Dunphy, Catherine

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Toronto, Random House: 1996

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 46501116

ISBN: 0394223918

Condition: Very Good

0394223918 474 pages including index. Morgentaler's story is an intriguing and unique one, and, until now , a story that has never been completely told. Traces the life of a man forced to face death at an early age, a man who has chosen to live as a perpetual and deliberate outsider and a man who may not himself understand why he feels he must go to battle for an issue that few Canadians are entirely comfortable with. Very light wear. Clean and unmarked. Probably unread. Excellent copy. View more info

Aladdin: A 2-in-1 Diorama and Fold Out Playbook (Duplo Fold-Out Playbooks)

By: DUPLO Playbooks

Price: $49.95

Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A., Little, Brown: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 25500577

ISBN: 0316853429

Condition: Very Good

0316853429 A unique interactive fold-out playbook. Fit a Duplo toy and build blocks into each page as you unfold the story. Help Aladdin escape the clutches of his evil uncle and find the magical lamp. The fold the book into your very own royal palace. Please note: no additional pieces included. Light wear. Unmarked. Nice bright copy. View more info

Celebrity Lights a collection of Favourite Recipes from Celebrity Women in Support of Breast Cancer Research

By: Editors

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Nanaimo, British Columbia, Celebrity: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 75508414

ISBN: 096811590X

Condition: Fine

096811590X 191 pages. More than a cookbook, this is a unique story, created and shaped by the very personal moments and memories of the 96 celebrities who have generously contributed to this book. Although they lead extremely public lives, all of them took time to respond to the invitation to help celebrate the importance of caring and sharing. These remarkable women are the "lights" behind Celebrity Lights - a book designed not as a collection of light recipes but as an innovative way to create a beacon of light in the battle against breast cancer. Contributors include Hillary Cli... View more info

Test Case for Canada '3314545' - The Experiences of a Christadelphian Conscientious Objector in World War 1, 1914-1918

By: Evans, E.R.

Price: $149.95

Publisher: Unstated, Self-Published: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 83700654

Condition: Very Good

128 pages. "The personal history that is unfolded in the following pages is a unique account, a dramatic story of a man of courage and conviction under the most trying of circumstances. No attempt has been made to idealize the events contained herein nor to ascribe perfection to the central figure... There are certain elements in this history that one may classify as super-natural. The reader is left to decide for him/herself whether to accept these as miraculous or coincidental. Includes black and white illustrations. Clean and unmarked. Light wear. Quarter inch opening at bottom o... View more info

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The Story of Osoyoos (British Columbia), September 1811 to December 1952

By: Fraser, George Johnston (Signed); Anderson, Janet;

Price: $399.95

Publisher: Penticton, BC, Canada, Self-Published: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 623G2219

Condition: Good

212 pages. Several black and white photos in text. Author's signature and brief generic inscription atop title page. Prior owner has also signed top of title page and written two page numbers of interest to her. This is explained by her letter to the editor of the Penticton Herald, hand-dated 1954, which is stapled just below and concerns her father, Tom Ellis, who is highly relevant to both pages she has written in that they deal with Mr. Ellis's contentious purchase of the large Haynes Estate in 1895. Contents include: Fur Trading Era 1811-1861; Ranching Era 1861-1920; Evolution of Ranc... View more info

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That Quilt Has a Story

By: Ginn, Robyn

Price: $149.95

Publisher: Australia, Boolarong Press: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 523A4685

ISBN: 064617486X

Condition: Very Good

064617486X 149 pages. "This unique record of a quilter's work reveals a great deal about an unusual artist. The use of colour photographs and creative symbolism tell the stories that will inspire both the quilter and the casual reader... Will take you into a world of dreaming, reflections and personal development." - from dust jacket. Signed and inscribed by author upon title page else unmarked with light wear. Two closed tears to dust jacket. View more info

Human rights and social policy in Newfoundland, 1832-1982: Search for a just society

By: Godfrey, Stuart R

Price: $69.95

Publisher: St. John's, Newfoundland, H. Cuff Publications: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 72100087

ISBN: 0919095798

Condition: Very Good

0919095798 256 pages including selected bibliography. Inscribed and signed by author. Includes laid in copy of newsclipping re: this book and hand-written humourous comment by author. The fascinating story of a people alienated by unique historical experience from the main stream of North American development; the story of a people dispersed by harsh geography and economic necessity to hundreds of isolated communities along thousands of miles of inhospitiable coasts; the story of the horrendous problems associated with the planning and development of even minimal social services in the face... View more info

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Drop By Drop: The Loctite Story

By: Grant, Ellsworth S.

Price: $299.95

Publisher: USA, Loctite Corporation: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 512C5440

Condition: Very Good

156 pages. Black and white photos. "Starting 25 years ago with a unique liquid resin that hardens in the absence of air, Loctite Corporation's innovations have already become vital components in the many machines and devices that are the core of modern living." - from dust jacket. Printed upon glossy stock. Book clean and unmarked with moderate wear. Average wear to dust jacket which is now preserved in a glossy new archival-grade Brodart cover. A sound copy. View more info

Book of Jessica

By: Griffiths, Linda; Campbell, Maria

Price: $49.95

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

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On the Raw Edge of Faith: The Miracle of Trinity Western College

By: Hanson, Calvin B. (Signed)

Price: $99.95

Publisher: Canada, Self-Published: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 451C7473

Condition: Good

231 pages. Signed and inscribed by author upon front free endpaper. Black and white photographic plates. "The fascinating first hand story of Canada's unique Christian liberal arts college in British Columbia by its founding president." - from dust jacket. Moderate wear to book. Above-average wear to dust jacket which is now preserved in archival-grade Brodart. A sound copy. View more info