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No Time to Cry -by Vera Leinvebers -a Signed Copy ( WWII Childhood Memoir )( Latvia / Latvian Child ), Leinvebers, Vera (signed)
101 Leinvebers, Vera (signed)

No Time to Cry -by Vera Leinvebers -a Signed Copy ( WWII Childhood Memoir )( Latvia / Latvian Child )

Bloomington, Illinois: Bloomington, IL.: iUniverse Inc., 2011, 1st Edition, First Printing
2011 1462058442 / 9781462058440
First Edition
Soft Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Photo Cover
Signed
-----------softcover, about 6 x 9 inches, a near Fine copy, looks new, signed and dated by the author twice, 221 pages, b&w photos, ---"Every story has a beginning, a journey, and an end. Author Vera Leinvebers's story begins in her beloved homeland of Latvia, just prior to the outbreak of World War II. Her early childhood is filled with joy and music, but this idyllic, carefree existence is irrevocably silenced by the advancing drumbeats of war. The journey that follows proves so intense and harrowing that in order to find the emotional separation necessary to face her traumatic childhood memories, Leinvebers filters her experiences through the eyes of a young Latvian girl called Lara. No Time to Cry tells the story of Lara's harrowing ordeal in war-ravaged Europe. It is a story about brutality, hatred, and unimaginable loss, but it is also a lasting testament to one little girl's indomitable will to survive. When she loses nearly everything she holds dear, Lara desperately clings to the all that remains-the music indelibly etched in her memory and a small, smooth stone that she retrieved from the charred remains of her former home. That small stone became her symbol of strength. If it could survive the inferno and devastation, so could she. Join Lara as a traveller on the path of her war-ravaged childhood, a path that clearly proves that no matter how much one might suffer, when the goal is to survive there is simply no time to cry"---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
155718


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The Tune of the Hickory Stick: Tales of a Backwoods Teacher -a Signed Copy ( Northern Ontario ), Leonard, Wilbur (signed)
102 Leonard, Wilbur (signed)

The Tune of the Hickory Stick: Tales of a Backwoods Teacher -a Signed Copy ( Northern Ontario )

Ontario: No Place ( Ontario ): No Publisher / Wilbur Leonard ( Printed By Stan Brown Printers, Owen Sound ), 1988, 1st edition, First Printing
1988 0969356005 / 9780969356004
First Edition
Soft Cover
Very Good+ ( see Description )

Uncredited Cover Art
Signed
----------softcovers, about 6 x 9 inches, a Very Good+ copy with a bit of light rubbing and a few small marks, 94 pages, b&w photos, signed by Leonard, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
147944


Price: 13.23 CDN
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Penguin Special:  The Life and Times of Allen Lane ( Book Publishing History ), Lewis, Jeremy ( Allen Lane / Penguin Books related)
103 Lewis, Jeremy ( Allen Lane / Penguin Books related)

Penguin Special: The Life and Times of Allen Lane ( Book Publishing History )

London, England: London, UK: Viking / Penguin Books, 2005, 1st Edition, First Printing
2005 0670914851 / 9780670914852
First Edition
Hard Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Near Fine (see description) Photo Cover
Not Signed
-----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a lightly rubbed Near Fine dustjacket, 484 pages, b&w photos, ---"A stocky, dapper Bristolian who left school at the age of sixteen to work for his uncle at The Bodley Head and went on to found Penguin Books, Allen Lane was the greatest publisher of the twentieth century, and a major influence on the cultural and political life of post-war Britain. He did not invent the paperback, but he revolutionised our reading habits by his insistence that the best writing in the world should be made available for the price of a packet of cigarettes. Though never a bookish man himself, Lane was adept at sensing the spirit of the age and always ready to follow his hunches: he commissioned Nikolaus Pevsner to write the Buildings of England, gave his backing to John Lehmann's Penguin New Writing, arguably the finest literary magazine of its times, risked prosecution by publishing James Joyce's Ullyses for the first time in this country, and a quarter of a century later appeared at the Old Bailey to defend Penguin's publication of Lady Chatterley's Lover, thereby anticipating the liberal reforms of the 1960s. A mischievous, quixotic, oddly endearing figure who loathed meetings and paperwork a German visitor was shocked to find an editorial meeting taking place in a rowing boat, and well lubricated with gin Lane combined ruthlessness with affability, courage with moral cowardice, loyalty with unpredictability. Few publishers are remembered after their lifetimes: Allen Lane is a rare exception to the rule."---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
146644


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Skull Rock Scandal, or, Confessions of a Chambermaid:  One Woman's Life and Death at Silver Islet - a Re-creation ( Ontario ), MacDonald, Bill
104 MacDonald, Bill

Skull Rock Scandal, or, Confessions of a Chambermaid: One Woman's Life and Death at Silver Islet - a Re-creation ( Ontario )

Ontario: Thunder Bay, ON.: Porphry Press Books, 1999, 1st edition, First Printing
1999 0968068634 / 9780968068632
First Edition
Soft Cover
Very Good+ ( see Description )

Photo Cover
Not Signed
----------trade paperback, a Very Good+ copy,a bit of light rubbing, 194 pages, a fictionalized historical re-creation of the author's mother, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
147933


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105 MacGregor, Roy (signed)

A Life in the Bush: Lessons from My Father -by Roy MacGregor -a signed Copy

Toronto, Ontario: Toronto, ON: Viking, 1999, 1st Edition , First Printing
1999 0670880825 / 9780670880829
First Edition
Hard Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Near Fine (see description) Photo Cover
Signed
-----------hard cover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, signed and inscribed by macGregor, 374 pages, b&w photos, ---"The CAA-Birks Family Foundation Award for Biography ---The 2000 Ottawa-Carlton Book Award ---The (U.S.) Rutstrum Award for Best Wilderness Book ---In 1929, at the age of twenty-two, Duncan MacGregor, the son of a lumberman, great-grandson of a voyageur, and an avid reader and baseball fan, headed off into the largest tract of preserved bush in the world: Ontario's Algonquin Park. When he got there, he was home for the rest of his life. From the true nature of fishing to the harsh realities of raising a family in the woods, from the role of fear in the bush to the small nuances of family relationships, A Life in the Bush is painted on a canvas both vast and richly detailed. A story that captures the tough physical demands, the rich life of the senses, and the unselfconscious freedom that comes from living apart from town and city. In this beautifully crafted memoir of his father, Roy MacGregor paints an intimate portrait of an unusual man and spins a spellbinding tale of a boy's complex relationship with his father. He also evokes, perhaps for the first time in Canadian literature, the bush the way bush people see it, an insider's view of life in the totemic Canadian wilderness."---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
148870


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106 Maybarduk, Linda (signed) ( Rudolf Nureyev related)

The Dancer Who Flew: A Memoir of Rudolf Nureyev -by Linda Maybarduk -a Signed Copy ( Ballet )

Toronto, Ontario: Toronto, ON: Tundra Books, 1999, 1st Edition, First Printing
1999 0887764150 / 9780887764158
First Edition
Hard Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Near Fine (see description) Photo Cover
Signed
-----------hardcover, about 7.75 x 9.25 inches, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, signed and inscribed by the author "For ___ and _______ with my very best wishes, Linda Maybarduk December 19, 1999", 180 pages, b&w photos, ---"Few ballet dancers have held the world’s attention like Rudolf Nureyev. Naturally talented and technically brilliant, Nureyev had a charisma that knocked the dancing world on its heels. This stunning book is a very personal glimpse of a unique artist through the eyes of a fellow dancer and friend. --Linda Maybarduk was a first soloist with the National Ballet of Canada, one of Nureyev’s favorite companies. She tells the story of her colleague, her mentor, and her dear friend from his late start as a ballet dancer, through his escape to the West and meteoric rise to fame, to the sad ending of his career, when his body, but never his spirit, was defeated by age and illness. Linda Maybarduk was born in New York City and raised in Orlando, Florida. Educated at the National Ballet School in Toronto, she was a first soloist with the company. When Nureyev became associated with the National Ballet of Canada, they danced together and grew to be close friends. Nureyev stayed with Maybarduk whenever he was in Toronto, her sons were as close as nephews, and her daughter was his godchild. Linda Maybarduk is now retired from dance and lives in Toronto with her husband and children --Complete with a glossary of ballet terms, a useful reading list, and index, this is a book for both those who dance, and those who wish they did."---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
151421


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The Dancer Who Flew:  A Memoir of Rudolf Nureyev -by Linda Maybarduk -a Signed Copy ( Ballet ), Maybarduk, Linda (signed) ( Rudolf Nureyev related)
107 Maybarduk, Linda (signed) ( Rudolf Nureyev related)

The Dancer Who Flew: A Memoir of Rudolf Nureyev -by Linda Maybarduk -a Signed Copy ( Ballet )

Toronto, Ontario: Toronto, ON: Tundra Books, 1999, 1st Edition, First Printing
1999 0887764150 / 9780887764158
First Edition
Hard Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Near Fine (see description) Photo Cover
Signed
-----------hardcover, about 7.75 x 9.25 inches, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, signed without a personalized inscription by Maybarduk, 180 pages, b&w photos, ---"Few ballet dancers have held the world’s attention like Rudolf Nureyev. Naturally talented and technically brilliant, Nureyev had a charisma that knocked the dancing world on its heels. This stunning book is a very personal glimpse of a unique artist through the eyes of a fellow dancer and friend. --Linda Maybarduk was a first soloist with the National Ballet of Canada, one of Nureyev’s favorite companies. She tells the story of her colleague, her mentor, and her dear friend from his late start as a ballet dancer, through his escape to the West and meteoric rise to fame, to the sad ending of his career, when his body, but never his spirit, was defeated by age and illness. Linda Maybarduk was born in New York City and raised in Orlando, Florida. Educated at the National Ballet School in Toronto, she was a first soloist with the company. When Nureyev became associated with the National Ballet of Canada, they danced together and grew to be close friends. Nureyev stayed with Maybarduk whenever he was in Toronto, her sons were as close as nephews, and her daughter was his godchild. Linda Maybarduk is now retired from dance and lives in Toronto with her husband and children --Complete with a glossary of ballet terms, a useful reading list, and index, this is a book for both those who dance, and those who wish they did."---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
154352


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Every Day in Tuscany:  Seasons of an Italian Life -by Frances Mayes -a Signed Copy (sequel to Under the Tuscan Sun and Bella Tuscany ) ( Everyday ), Mayes, Frances (signed)
108 Mayes, Frances (signed)

Every Day in Tuscany: Seasons of an Italian Life -by Frances Mayes -a Signed Copy (sequel to Under the Tuscan Sun and Bella Tuscany ) ( Everyday )

New York, NY: N.Y. / New York: Broadway Books / Crown - Random Hose, 2010, 1st Edition, Later Printing
2010 0767929829 / 9780767929820
First Edition
Hard Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Near Fine (see description) Photo Cover
Signed
-----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, signed without inscription by Mayes, ---"In this sequel to her New York Times bestsellers Under the Tuscan Sun and Bella Tuscany, the celebrated "bard of Tuscany" (New York Times) lyrically chronicles her continuing, two decades-long love affair with Tuscany's people, art, cuisine, and lifestyle. --Frances Mayes offers her readers a deeply personal memoir of her present-day life in Tuscany, encompassing both the changes she has experienced since Under the Tuscan Sun and Bella Tuscany appeared, and sensuous, evocative reflections on the timeless beauty and vivid pleasures of Italian life. Among the themes Mayes explores are how her experience of Tuscany dramatically expanded when she renovated and became a part-time resident of a 13th century house with a stone roof in the mountains above Cortona, how life in the mountains introduced her to a "wilder" side of Tuscany--and with it a lively engagement with Tuscany's mountain people. Throughout, she reveals the concrete joys of life in her adopted hill town, with particular attention to life in the piazza, the art of Luca Signorelli (Renaissance painter from Cortona), and the pastoral pleasures of feasting from her garden. Moving always toward a deeper engagement, Mayes writes of Tuscan icons that have become for her storehouses of memory, of crucible moments from which bigger ideas emerged, and of the writing life she has enjoyed in the room where Under the Tuscan Sun began. --With more on the pleasures of life at Bramasole, the delights and challenges of living in Italy day-to-day and favorite recipes, Every Day in Tuscany is a passionate and inviting account of the richness and complexity of Italian life"---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
155129


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McCann's Shorts: True Tales of an Irish Immigrant -by Dermot McCann -a Signed Copy, McCann, Dermot (signed)
109 McCann, Dermot (signed)

McCann's Shorts: True Tales of an Irish Immigrant -by Dermot McCann -a Signed Copy

Canada: Canada: Self Published / Dermot McCann, 2013, 1st Edition, 2nd Printing
2013 0991784502 / 9780991784509
Later Printing of the first Edition
Soft Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Photo Cover
Signed
----------softcover, about 5.5 x 8.5 inches, a Near Fine copy, former owner's embossed stamp, signed without inscription by the author, 156 + 2 pages, ---"Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in 1950, McCann emigrated to Canada at the age of three, and made his home in Guelph, Ontario from 1955 to 1993. Since graduating from the University of Guelph in 1970, he’s made a living as a teacher, carpenter/contractor, artist and writer ---In the tradition of true Irish storytelling, McCann’s Shorts takes you by the hand and leads you on a nostalgic, often hilarious and sometimes tragic journey of one man through the second half of the 20th Century. Mother meets father in war-torn Belfast. Boys will be boys in small-town Ontario in the ’50s. Near misses and perfect endings. The foreshadowing—and numbing experience—of loss. This collection delivers them all, in an original and authentic voice informed by memory and a thousand verbal retellings"---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
157879


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The Stream Runs Fast - My Own Story By Nellie McClung ( Autobiography ), McClung, Nellie L.
110 McClung, Nellie L.

The Stream Runs Fast - My Own Story By Nellie McClung ( Autobiography )

Toronto, Ontario: Toronto, ON: Thomas Allen, 1946, 1st Edition, 2nd Printing
1946 
First Edition
Hard Cover
Very Good (see description)

Good (see description) Uncredited Cover Art
Not Signed
-----------hardcover, a solid Very Good copy,some foxing to the endpapers, a tight, square copy, in a chipped and torn but generally intact attractive dustjacket, 1+ onch loss at base of spine of jacket, jacket is now in a hi-quality mylar protector, 316 pages, b&w frontispiece, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
156583


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111 McMullen, Jeanine

A Small Country Living ---with Wind in the Ash Tree ---with A Small Country Living Goes on -by Jeanine McMullen ---THREE VOLUMES / BOOKS

London, England / New York, N.Y.: London, UK / N.Y. / New York: George Allen and Unwin / Unwin Hyman / Norton editions, 1984, 1988, 1991, 1st Printing for all
1984 0393030393 / 9780393030396
First Edition
Hard Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Near Fine (see description) Various Cover Artists Including Photo Covers
Not Signed
----------3 volumes, hardcovers, all are Near Fine copies in a Near Fine dustjackets, a wee bit of foxing to text block of the first SMALL COUNTRY book, 219, 205, and 262 pages, b&w illustrations, GOES is a US Norton edition, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
148889


Price: 22.54 CDN
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112 McVicar, Don

A Change of Wings ( sequel to Ferry Command )

England: Shrewsbury, UK: Airlife, 1984, 1st Edition, First Printing
1984 0906393426 / 9780906393420
First Edition
Hard Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Near Fine (see description) Lynn Williams ( L R )
Not Signed
----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a lightly rubbed Near Fine dustjacket, 178 pages, b&w illustrations, picks up where Ferry Command left off, recounts ythe final days of the ferrying operations and McVicar's time as a civilian pilot including his time as a bush pilot in the canadian north, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
149645


Price: 11.90 CDN
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The Second Death of George Mallory:  The Enigma and Spirit of Mount Everst -by Reinhold Messner ( 2nd )( Mt. ), Messner, Reinhold ( George Mallory related)
113 Messner, Reinhold ( George Mallory related)

The Second Death of George Mallory: The Enigma and Spirit of Mount Everst -by Reinhold Messner ( 2nd )( Mt. )

New York, NY: N.Y. / New York: St Martin's Press, 2001, 1st US Edition, First Printing
2001 0312268068 / 9780312268060
First Edition
Hard Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Near Fine (see description) Photo Cover
Not Signed
-----------hardcover, about 5.75w x 8.5h inches, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, 205 pages, b&w photos, ---"As a boy, climbing legend Reinhold Messner was inspired by another legend: George Mallory’s tragic final ascent of Mount Everest in 1924. To Messner, and to thousands of others, Mallory’s attempt -whether or not it succeeded—remains the greatest exploit in the annals of mountain climbing. Though Mallory’s body was finally found, we have lost, Messner believes, the spirit that guided him; summiting Everest has become merely a corporate challenge and a matter of technology, not a rendezvous with destiny. Using the British climber’s journals and letters, Messner thrillingly re-creates Mallory’s three assaults on Everest, including his final ascent. Here is both an investigation into the death of George Mallory and a deeply felt homage -to a mountain, to the spirit of an age, and to the man who inspired those who followed in his footsteps."---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
159211


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JACK KEROUAC:  A Portrait - King of the Beats ---by Barry Miles ( Beat Generation / Literature / Biography ), Miles, Barry ( Jack Kerouac related)
114 Miles, Barry ( Jack Kerouac related)

JACK KEROUAC: A Portrait - King of the Beats ---by Barry Miles ( Beat Generation / Literature / Biography )

London, England: London, UK: Virgin Publishing, 1998, 1st Edition, First Printing
1998 1852276088 / 9781852276089
First Edition
Hard Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Near Fine (see description) Photo Cover
Not Signed
-----------hardcover, about 6.25 x 9.5 inches, a Near Fine copy in a lightly rubbed Near Fine dustjacket with a bit of crinkling at lower spine tip, 332 pages, ---"Meticulously researched, this is a compelling exploration of the complex man and extraordinary writer whose creative mishmash of joyous incoherence, drug-induced ecstasy, genuine mysticism, and constant craving has persuaded so many to take to the road. In conformist 1950s America, Jack Kerouac's On the Road was greeted with both delirium and dismay. For his generation, he and the universe he created symbolized freedom. He identified the living pulse of America in jazz clubs and fast cars, and found vibrancy in hobos hopping freight cars and traveling the highways. In his hunt for the big experience and his longing for greatness, Kerouac has inspired each successive generation. He is now an icon, an image, an attitude, forever personifying "the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time." This candid biography reveals a man full of contradictions, rarely at peace with himself."---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
155076


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Bare Faced Messiah:  The True Story of L Ron Hubbard ( Scientology related), Miller, Russell ( L Ron Hubbard related)
115 Miller, Russell ( L Ron Hubbard related)

Bare Faced Messiah: The True Story of L Ron Hubbard ( Scientology related)

Toronto, Ontario: Toronto, ON: Key Porter, 1987, 1st edition, First Printing
1987 1550130277 / 9781550130270
First Edition
Hard Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Near Fine (see description) Photo Cover
Not Signed
-----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a lightly rubbed Near Fine dustjacket, --- 390 pages, b&w photographs, ----from wikipedia---"Bare-faced Messiah: The True Story of L. Ron Hubbard is a posthumous biography of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard by British journalist Russell Miller. The book takes a critical perspective, challenging the official account of Hubbard's life and work promoted by the Church of Scientology. It quotes extensively from official documents acquired using the Freedom of Information Act and from Hubbard's personal papers that were obtained via a defector. The Church of Scientology was accused of organising a smear and harassment campaign against Miller and his publisher, and these accusations were strengthened by a leak of internal documents to the press. The Church strenuously denied this accusation and a private investigator involved in smearing Miller denied that the Church was his client. Hubbard's followers attempted to prevent the book's publication in court, resulting in cases that reached the Supreme Court of the United States, the Court of Appeal of England and Wales and the Federal Court of Canada. The Supreme Court's decision denying fair use protection for the book set a precedent favouring copyright protection of unpublished material over biographers' freedom of speech. Courts in the UK and Canada took an opposite view, allowing publication of Bare-Faced Messiah in the public interest. Reviews of the book have been broadly positive, praising Miller's research but in some cases criticising the book for failing to explain Hubbard's success. Reviewers are divided over whether to interpret the book as a polemical attack on Hubbard or a neutral work which leaves conclusions to the reader."---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
159979


Price: 19.88 CDN
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116 Milne, Courtney (signed); Text By W O Mitchell (tipped-in signature), Selected By Orm and Barbara Mitchell

W O Mitchell COUNTRY -by Courtney Milne -a Signed Copy

Toronto, Ontario: Toronto, ON: McClelland and Stewart ( M&S ), 1999, 1st Edition, First Printing
1999 0771061064 / 9780771061066
First Edition
Hard Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Near Fine (see description) Photo Cover
Signed
----------hardcover, about 10.75 x 11.75 inches, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, remainder mark, lower corners are bumped, signed by Courtney Milne, there is also a tipped-in W O MITCHELL signature, 231 pages, colour photos throughout, photos from the prairies and western life with passages and writings from WOM, overseas shipping (outside of Canada and the USA ) will require additional postage,, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
153756


Price: 26.53 CDN
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Wild Goose Jack:  Jack Miner's Autobiography - His Life and Religion, Miner, Jack ( Wild Goose Jack ), Preface By Manly Forest Miner , Contribution By John B Kennedy (taken from Collier's Magazine, December 3rd, 1927 ), Contribution By John F McGovern, Edgar A Guest; H R Wade; Boss Johnston, et al
117 Miner, Jack ( Wild Goose Jack ), Preface By Manly Forest Miner , Contribution By John B Kennedy (taken from Collier's Magazine, December 3rd, 1927 ), Contribution By John F McGovern, Edgar A Guest; H R Wade; Boss Johnston, et al

Wild Goose Jack: Jack Miner's Autobiography - His Life and Religion

Ontario: Kingsville, ON.: Jack Miner Migratory Bird Foundation, 1969, 1st Edition, First Printing
1969 
First Edition
Hard Cover
Very Good+ ( see Description )

Very Good (see description) Photo Cover
Not Signed
----------hardcover, a Very Good+ copy with light wear and ever so slighly bumped lower corners, ink name and address on front blank endpaper, in a lightly rubbed Very Good dustjacket, 304 pages, b&w photos, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
143273


Price: 14.56 CDN
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Late Booking: My First Twenty-Five Years in the Secondhand Book Trade -by Paul Minet ( 25 )( Bookseller Memoir ), Minet, Paul
118 Minet, Paul

Late Booking: My First Twenty-Five Years in the Secondhand Book Trade -by Paul Minet ( 25 )( Bookseller Memoir )

England: Old Knowle, Frant, UK: Frantic Press, 1989, 1st Edition, First Printing
1989 
First Edition
Hard Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Near Fine (see description) Text Cover
Not Signed
-----------hardcover, about 6.25 x 8.75 inches, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, former owner's bookplate on front blank endpaper, 199 pages, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
157030


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119 Morgan, Ivan Clifford as Told to His Daughter Mary Morgan McKnight (signed)

Stories of My Life By Ivan Clifford Morgan as Told to His Daughter Mary Morgan McKnight (signed)

Victoria, British Columbia: Victoria, BC: Trafford Publishing, 2004, 1st Edition, 3rd Printings
2004 1412031095 / 9781412031097
Later Printing of the first Edition
Soft Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Photo Cover
Signed
------------trade paperback, a Near Fine copy, signed and inscribed by McKnight who may have also signed her father's name as the handwriting for both names is very similar (altho' it could be signed by Ivan ), 179 pages, b&w photos, ---"Stories of My Life: Ivan Clifford Morgan is a collection of fascinating remembrances chronicling 91 years of a life well lived. Recounting the sometimes harrowing history of his first ancestor in Canada. pioneer, John Matthews, Ivan Morgan relives childhood adventures from Ontario to Saskatchewan, ushers skeletons out of the closet, reveals historic, heart rendering glimpses of World War II, and even provides recipes from "Ivan, the cook!" His vignettes run the gamut, from romantic to humorous to inspiring, with true tales of mystery, invention, spiritual insight, tragedy and triumph. From these autobiographical scenes of the 20th Century life, a picture emerges of a remarkable man through brushstrokes of youth, marriage, family, a distinguished public service career in ministry and education, and a productive retirement. Woven into these pages are the threads of a generous life of a man who loved greatly, and was greatly loved."---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
149126


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Eastern Passage -by Farley Mowat, Mowat, Farley
120 Mowat, Farley

Eastern Passage -by Farley Mowat

Toronto, Ontario: Toronto, ON: McClelland and Stewart ( M&S ), 2010, 1st Edition, First Printing
2010 0771064918 / 9780771064913
First Edition
Hard Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Near Fine (see description) C S Richardson Cover Design
Not Signed
----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy, in a Near Fine dustjacket, 210 pages, ---"Eastern Passage is a new and captivating piece of the puzzle of Farley Mowat’s life: the years from his return from the north in the late 1940s to his discovery of Newfoundland and his love affair with the sea in the 1950s. This was a time in which he wrote his first books and weathered his first storms of controversy, a time when he was discovering himself through experiences that, as he writes, "go to the heart of who and what I was" during his formative years as a writer and activist. In the 1950s, with his career taking off but his first marriage troubled, Farley Mowat buys a piece of land northwest of Toronto and attempts to settle down. His accounts of building his home are by turns hilarious and affecting, while the insights into his early work and his relationship with his publishers offer a rare glimpse into the inner workings of a writer’s career. But in the end, his restless soul could not be pinned to one place, and when his father offered him a chance to sail down the St. Lawrence, he jumped at it, not realizing that his journey would bring him face to face with one of Canada’s more shocking secrets – one most of us still don’t know today. This horrific incident, recalling as it did the lingering aftermath of war, and from which it took the area decades to recover, would forge the final tempering of Mowat as the activist we know today. Farley Mowat grows wiser and more courageous with each passing year, and Eastern Passage is a funny, astute, and moving book that reveals that there is more yet to this fascinating and beloved figure than we think we know."---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
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