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1 Berton, Pierre (signed)

1967 -The Last Good Year ---a Signed Copy ---by Pierre Berton ( Nineteen Sixty-Seven )

Toronto, Ontario: Toronto, ON: McClelland & Stewart ( M&S ), 1997, 1st Edition, First Printing
1997 0385256620 / 9780385256629
First Edition
Hard Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Near Fine (see description) Text Cover
Signed
----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, signed without inscription by Berton, 391 pages, b&w photos, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
156267


Price: 33.18 CDN
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2 Berton, Pierre

CATS I Have Known and Loved, with Illustrations ---by Pierre Berton

Toronto, Ontario: Toronto, ON: Doubleday Canada, 2002, 1st Edition, First Printing
2002 0385659385 / 9780385659383
First Edition
Hard Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Near Fine (see description) Pierre Berton
Not Signed
---------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, 143 pages, b&w illustrations and photos, ---"Who would have guessed that one of the great historian’s passions in life is cats? Over the course of his eighty-two years, and from his birthplace in Dawson City, Yukon, to his home in Kleinburg, Ontario, Berton has known and loved many cats. In this charming collection of stories, he has chosen his best cat tales to share with us. Pierre Berton is a master storyteller, and his lyrical writing and sense of pacing and adventure enliven this collection, making it irresistible to any cat lover. The book opens with the adventure of Pousse-Pousse, the cat with extra toes, who was carried off by a Great Horned Owl and, seven months later, reappeared at the door, bedraggled but alive. Pierre Berton’s first cat was Happy, a kitten the teenage Pierre spied in a pet store window “free to a good home. It was Depression-era Victoria, and the Bertons barely had enough to feed themselves. Still, they kept Happy, and she produced scores of kittens over the years. There are stories of stray cats and hobo cats, beloved cartoon cats like Felix and Krazy Kat, and finally, -Rules for Guests, - which includes the following: No discussion is so intense, no story so riveting, that it can’t be interrupted when a cat enters the room.- ---This beautifully designed book is illustrated with line drawings by Pierre Berton, as well as b&w photographs "---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
158878


Price: 17.22 CDN
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3 Berton, Pierre (signed)

CATS I Have Known and Loved, with Illustrations ---by Pierre Berton -a Signed Copy

Toronto, Ontario: Toronto, ON: Doubleday Canada, 2002, 1st Edition, 2nd Printing
2002 0385659385 / 9780385659383
Later Printing of the first Edition
Hard Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Near Fine (see description) Pierre Berton
Signed
---------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine price clipped dustjacket, LOOKS NEW, signed by BERTON without inscription and dated 2002, 143 pages, b&w illustrations and photos, ---"Who would have guessed that one of the great historian’s passions in life is cats? Over the course of his eighty-two years, and from his birthplace in Dawson City, Yukon, to his home in Kleinburg, Ontario, Berton has known and loved many cats. In this charming collection of stories, he has chosen his best cat tales to share with us. Pierre Berton is a master storyteller, and his lyrical writing and sense of pacing and adventure enliven this collection, making it irresistible to any cat lover. The book opens with the adventure of Pousse-Pousse, the cat with extra toes, who was carried off by a Great Horned Owl and, seven months later, reappeared at the door, bedraggled but alive. Pierre Berton’s first cat was Happy, a kitten the teenage Pierre spied in a pet store window “free to a good home. It was Depression-era Victoria, and the Bertons barely had enough to feed themselves. Still, they kept Happy, and she produced scores of kittens over the years. There are stories of stray cats and hobo cats, beloved cartoon cats like Felix and Krazy Kat, and finally, -Rules for Guests, - which includes the following: No discussion is so intense, no story so riveting, that it can’t be interrupted when a cat enters the room.- ---This beautifully designed small-format book is illustrated with line drawings by Pierre Berton, and b&w photographs "---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
156334


Price: 22.54 CDN
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4 Berton, Pierre (signed)

CATS I Have Known and Loved, with Illustrations ---by Pierre Berton -a Signed Copy

Toronto, Ontario: Toronto, ON: Doubleday Canada, 2002, 1st Edition, 2nd Printing
2002 0385659385 / 9780385659383
Later Printing of the first Edition
Hard Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Near Fine (see description) Pierre Berton
Signed
---------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine price clipped dustjacket, LOOKS NEW, signed by BERTON without inscription and dated 2002, 143 pages, b&w illustrations and photos, ---"Who would have guessed that one of the great historian’s passions in life is cats? Over the course of his eighty-two years, and from his birthplace in Dawson City, Yukon, to his home in Kleinburg, Ontario, Berton has known and loved many cats. In this charming collection of stories, he has chosen his best cat tales to share with us. Pierre Berton is a master storyteller, and his lyrical writing and sense of pacing and adventure enliven this collection, making it irresistible to any cat lover. The book opens with the adventure of Pousse-Pousse, the cat with extra toes, who was carried off by a Great Horned Owl and, seven months later, reappeared at the door, bedraggled but alive. Pierre Berton’s first cat was Happy, a kitten the teenage Pierre spied in a pet store window “free to a good home. It was Depression-era Victoria, and the Bertons barely had enough to feed themselves. Still, they kept Happy, and she produced scores of kittens over the years. There are stories of stray cats and hobo cats, beloved cartoon cats like Felix and Krazy Kat, and finally, -Rules for Guests, - which includes the following: No discussion is so intense, no story so riveting, that it can’t be interrupted when a cat enters the room.- ---This beautifully designed small-format book is illustrated with line drawings by Pierre Berton, and b&w photographs "---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
160533


Price: 22.54 CDN
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5 Berton, Pierre (signed)

Farewell to the Twentieth Century: A Compendium of the Absurd ---by Pierre Berton -a Signed Copy ( 20th C. )

Toronto, Ontario: Toronto, ON: Doubleday Canada, 1996, 1st Edition, First Printing
1996 0385255772 / 9780385255776
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 Berton, 236 pages, ---"In this "compendium of the absurd," Pierre Berton looks back on some of the fads, follies, and fancies of his century--a period his grandchildren are already calling the Olden Days. In close to fifty essays, fables, and pseudo-documents, Berton covers a variety of twentieth-century customs, from modern funeral practices to Hollywood's immutable rules for movie car chases. He covers everything from TV talk shows that feature nutty female clairvoyants to James Bond's appalling lack of political correctness. He looks into the future and faces up to the problem supersonic airliners will soon have trying to show full-length movies on shorter flights. (His solution: show the opeinging scenes in the airport limousine.) --And he has not neglected what he considers the most absurd phenomenon of the twentieth century--the Cold War. This is not a tome to be pored over in the study. It belongs on the bedside table or perhaps in the bathroom. It is ideal fodder for the beach or poolside and an essential alternative for those who find their view of the movie blocked by the flight attendants trying to serve them fish or chicken."---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
157401


Price: 22.54 CDN
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6 Caron, Roger, with a Foreword By Pierre Berton

Go Boy ---a Memoir of Life Behind Bars ---by Roger Caron (includes a prison slang glossary )

Toronto, Ontario: Toronto, On: Fleet / Nelson, 1982, 1st Fleet/Nelson Edition, First Printing
1982 0176007865 / 9780176007867
First Printing
Soft Cover
Very Good (see description)

Uncredited Cover Art
Not Signed
----------paperback, a Very Good copy with a wee bit of light edge rubbing, spine creases, a clean copy, a bit of age toning to paper, it looks like a few pages have been reglued with a bit of loss at gutters to some of the text where the glue stuck to the facing pages but nothing too serious (2 pages with some loss at the gutters from gluing), 317 pages, includes a glossary of prison slang, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
157746


Price: 41.16 CDN
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7 Caron, Roger, with a Foreword By Pierre Berton

Go Boy ---a Memoir of Life Behind Bars ---by Roger Caron (includes a prison slang glossary )

Toronto, Ontario: Toronto, ON: Methuen, 1987, 1st Methuen Edition, First Printing
1987 0458813206 / 9780458813209
First Printing
Soft Cover
Very Good (see description)

Uncredited Cover Art
Not Signed
----------paperback, a solid Very Good copy with a wee bit of light edge rubbing, a tight square clean copy, a bit of age toning to paper, 317 pages, includes a glossary of prison slang, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
157744


Price: 46.48 CDN
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8 Caron, Roger, with a Foreword By Pierre Berton

Go Boy ---a Memoir of Life Behind Bars ---by Roger Caron (includes a prison slang glossary )

Toronto, Ontario: Toronto, On: Fleet / Nelson, 1982, 1st Fleet/Nelson Edition, First Printing
1982 0176007865 / 9780176007867
First Printing
Soft Cover
Very Good (see description)

Uncredited Cover Art
Not Signed
----------paperback, a Very Good copy with a wee bit of light edge rubbing, spine crease, small scrathes on front panel, a tight square clean copy, a bit of age toning to paper, 317 pages, includes a glossary of prison slang, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
157742


Price: 46.48 CDN
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9 Berton, Pierre (signed)

Marching as to War: Canada's Turbulent Years 1899 - 1953 ---a Signed Copy ---by Pierre Berton (inc. Sam Steele, Lord Strathcona Horse; Arthur Curriw, Canadian Corps; Beorge BUZZ Beurling WWII Fighter Pilot; MAD JIMMY Jacques Dextraze, Korean War )

Toronto, Ontario: Toronto, ON: Doubleday Canada, 2001, 1st Edition, First Printing
2001 0385257252 / 9780385257251
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 Berton, 632 pages, ---"From the Introduction ---"I have called this period Canada’s Turbulent Years - turbulent not only because of the battles we fought on the African veldt, the ravaged meadows of Flanders, the forbidding spine of Italy, and the conical hills of Korea, but turbulent in other ways. These were Canada’s formative years, when she resembled an adolescent, grappling with the problems of puberty, often at odds with her parents, craving to be treated as an adult, hungry for the acclaim of her peers, and wary of the dominating presence of a more sophisticated neighbour. --Canada's twentieth century can be divided roughly into two halves. All the wars and all the unnecessary battles in which Canadian youth was squandered belong to the first -from the autumn of 1899 to the summer of 1953. From the mid-1950s on, Canada has concerned itself not with war but with peace. --The first war of the century, which took Canadian soldiers to South Africa, and the last, which sent them to Korea, bracket the bookends on the shelf of history. They have a good deal in common with, these two minor conflicts, whose chronicles pale when compared to the bloodbaths of the two world wars. --Canada's wartime days are long past, and for many, the scars of war have healed. Vimy has been manicured clean, its pockmarked slopes softened by a green mantle of Canadian pines. Dieppe has reverted to a resort town, its beaches long since washed free of Canadian blood. Nowadays, Canadians are proud of their role as Peacekeepers, from which they have gained a modicum of international acclaim the nation has always craved, with precious little blood wasted in the process. --In this monumental work, Pierre Berton brings Canadian history to life once again, relying on a host of sources, including newspaper accounts and first-hand reports, to tell the story of these four wars through the eyes of the privates in the trenches, the generals at the front, and the politicians and families back home. By profiling the interwar years, Berton traces how one war led to the next, and how the country was changed in the process. Illustrated with maps and line drawings, Marching as to War describes how the experience of war helped to bind Canada together as a nation and chronicles the transformation of Canada's dependence upon Great Britain and its slow emergence as an independent nation caught in a love-hate relationship with the United States. "---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
157387


Price: 39.83 CDN
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10 Kroniuk, Lisa ( penname for Pierre Berton )

Masquerade: 15 Variations on a Theme of Sexual Fantasy ( Fifteen )

Toronto, Ontario: Toronto, ON: McClelland & Stewart ( M&S ), 1985, 1st edition, First Printing
1985 0771045468 / 9780771045462
First Edition
Hard Cover
Good (see description)

No Jacket as issued Wally Stefoff Cover Design
Not Signed
-----------hardcover, this was a trade paperback which has been bound into a hardcover by a library, overall a solid Very Good copy but as this is exlibrary a Good copy, usual library stickers and stamps, library sticker on spine and rear panel, age toning to paper as usually seen on this title, 132 pages, a scarce book by the best known Canadian historian, ---there was no actual HARDCOVER edition issued by M&S so this is the closest one can get to a hc edition of this title, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
149268


Price: 22.54 CDN
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11 Berton, Pierre (signed)

My Country: The Remarkable Past -by Pierre Berton -a Signed Copy (includes: Pirate William Johnston; Samuel Hearne; Billy Bishop; Robert Service;l the Last Beothuk; Charles Chiniquy; John Franklin; Ned Hanlon; Pierre, Chevalier De Troyes; C Bedaux; etc)

Toronto, Ontario: Toronto, ON: McClelland and Stewart ( M&S ), 1976, 1st edition, First Printing
1976 0771013930 / 9780771013935
First Edition
Hard Cover
Very Good+ ( see Description )

Good (see description) Text Cover
Signed
-----------hardcover, a Very Good+ copy with some light edge wear, in a chipped and torn Good price clipped dustjacket, signed by Berton without inscription, 320 pages, b&w photos, contents include: The Great Cross canada Hike; The Pirate of the St Lawrence; Sailing Alone Around the World; Samuel Hearne's Epic Trek; Billy Bishop, the Lone hawk; The Strange case of the Brother, XII; The Last of the Red Indians; The Zeal of Charles Chiniquy; The Franklin Mystery; Bloody Sunday in vancouver; Ned Hanlon and the Golden Age of Sculling; The First Commando Raid; The Mysterious safari of Charles Bedaux; The man Who Invented Dan McGrew; The Search for Gun-an-Noot; Blondin Walks Niagara Gorge; The Overlanders; The Ordeal of Francois Xavier Prieur, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
153776


Price: 13.23 CDN
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12 Berton, Pierre (signed)

My Times: Living with History, 1947 - 1995 ---a Signed Copy ---by Pierre Berton

Toronto, Ontario: Toronto, ON: Doubleday Canada, 1995, 1st Edition, First Printing
1995 0385255284 / 9780385255288
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 and dated in the year of publication by Berton without inscription, 440 pages, b&w photos, ---"For fifty years Canadians have had a standing date with Pierre Berton--in Maclean's and The Toronto Star, on the TV screen in Front Page Challenge and The Pierre Berton Show, and in each of his successive bestsellers. In his passion for truth and justice, he has taken on issues few others dared to touch: sex, religion, racism, feminism, national hypocrisy, civil liberties. Now he tells the stories behind the stories. --Berton has lively anecdotes about such figures as John Diefenbaker, Brian Mulroney, and his television show guests, from Lenny Bruce to Malcolm X. He watches the Berlin Wall go up and hears the nightly rattle of gunfire in the ghost city of Seoul. From enfant terrible to national icon, Berton has seen half a century of Canadian history in a changing world. My Times is both a page-turner and an important source of contemporary history. "---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
152906


Price: 17.22 CDN
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13 Berton, Pierre (signed)

My Times: Living with History, 1947 - 1995 ---a Signed Copy ---by Pierre Berton

Toronto, Ontario: Toronto, ON: Doubleday Canada, 1995, 1st Edition, First Printing
1995 0385255284 / 9780385255288
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 and dated in the year of publication by Berton without inscription, 440 pages, b&w photos, ---"For fifty years Canadians have had a standing date with Pierre Berton--in Maclean's and The Toronto Star, on the TV screen in Front Page Challenge and The Pierre Berton Show, and in each of his successive bestsellers. In his passion for truth and justice, he has taken on issues few others dared to touch: sex, religion, racism, feminism, national hypocrisy, civil liberties. Now he tells the stories behind the stories. --Berton has lively anecdotes about such figures as John Diefenbaker, Brian Mulroney, and his television show guests, from Lenny Bruce to Malcolm X. He watches the Berlin Wall go up and hears the nightly rattle of gunfire in the ghost city of Seoul. From enfant terrible to national icon, Berton has seen half a century of Canadian history in a changing world. My Times is both a page-turner and an important source of contemporary history. "---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
152093


Price: 19.88 CDN
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14 Berton, Pierre (signed)

Niagara: A History of the Falls ---a Signed Copy ---by Pierre Berton ( Niagara Falls )

Toronto, Ontario: Toronto, ON: McClelland & Stewart ( M&S ), 1992, 1st Edition, First Printing
1992 0771012128 / 9780771012129
First Edition
Hard Cover
Very Good+ ( see Description )

Very Good+ (see description) Gerald Sevier Cover Art
Signed
----------hardcover, a Very Good+ copy with a bit of light edge wear and faint stress marks on the spine, in a Very Good+ dustjacket, small address label on front endpaper, signed, inscribed and dated in the year of publication by Berton, 480 pages, b&w photos, ---"Niagara Falls has always been more than just a natural wonder. The sublime beauty and awesome power of the great cataract have made it a magnet for statesmen and stuntmen, poets and poseurs, ordinary sightseers and exceptional visionaries. This book traces the history of the Falls and those drawn to it: industrialists who come to harness its power, movie stars who come to garner publicity, photographers who come to test new techniques, and honeymooners who come to start new lives. As Pierre Berton shows, the history of the Falls is a chronicle filled with exceptional characters: Charles Blondin, the French daredevil who crossed the Falls on a high wire; John Roebling, the engineer who spanned the Niagara gorge before he built the Brooklyn Bridge; Henry Perky, the inventor of shredded wheat; and Robert Moses, the "Power Broker" himself. "---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
154995


Price: 15.89 CDN
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15 Berton, Pierre (signed)

Niagara: A History of the Falls ---a Signed Copy ---by Pierre Berton ( Niagara Falls )

Toronto, Ontario: Toronto, ON: McClelland & Stewart ( M&S ), 1992, 1st Edition, First Printing
1992 0771012128 / 9780771012129
First Edition
Hard Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Near Fine (see description) Gerald Sevier Cover Art
Signed
----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Very Good+ dustjacket, signed and dated in the year of publication by Berton, 480 pages, b&w photos, ---"Niagara Falls has always been more than just a natural wonder. The sublime beauty and awesome power of the great cataract have made it a magnet for statesmen and stuntmen, poets and poseurs, ordinary sightseers and exceptional visionaries. This book traces the history of the Falls and those drawn to it: industrialists who come to harness its power, movie stars who come to garner publicity, photographers who come to test new techniques, and honeymooners who come to start new lives. As Pierre Berton shows, the history of the Falls is a chronicle filled with exceptional characters: Charles Blondin, the French daredevil who crossed the Falls on a high wire; John Roebling, the engineer who spanned the Niagara gorge before he built the Brooklyn Bridge; Henry Perky, the inventor of shredded wheat; and Robert Moses, the "Power Broker" himself. "---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
153301


Price: 25.20 CDN
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16 Berton, Pierre (signed)

Niagara: A History of the Falls ---a Signed Copy ---by Pierre Berton ( Niagara Falls )

Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1992, 1st Edition, 1st Printing
1992 0771012128 / 9780771012129
First Edition
Hard Cover
Near Fine

Near Fine Gerald Sevier Cover Art
Signed
----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Very Good+ dustjacket, signed and dated in the year of publication by Berton, 480 pages, b&w photos, ---"Niagara Falls has always been more than just a natural wonder. The sublime beauty and awesome power of the great cataract have made it a magnet for statesmen and stuntmen, poets and poseurs, ordinary sightseers and exceptional visionaries. This book traces the history of the Falls and those drawn to it: industrialists who come to harness its power, movie stars who come to garner publicity, photographers who come to test new techniques, and honeymooners who come to start new lives. As Pierre Berton shows, the history of the Falls is a chronicle filled with exceptional characters: Charles Blondin, the French daredevil who crossed the Falls on a high wire; John Roebling, the engineer who spanned the Niagara gorge before he built the Brooklyn Bridge; Henry Perky, the inventor of shredded wheat; and Robert Moses, the "Power Broker" himself. "---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
150817


Price: 25.20 CDN
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17 Berton, Pierre (signed)

Pierre Berton's Canada -The Land and the People ---signed By Pierre Berton

Toronto, Ontario: Toronto, ON: Stoddart, 1999, 1st Edition, First Printing
1999 0773730958 / 9780773730953
First Edition
Hard Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Near Fine (see description) Photo Cover
Signed
---------large (oblong quarto) hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine lightly rubbed dustjacket, signed by Berton on a tipped-in plate which seems to be common to this book, 207 pages, packed with colour photos, chapters include: A Nation in Search of a Railway; The Spell of the Yukon; The Mountains and the Sea; The New North West; The Shield; The Inland Seas; Cain's Land; Maritime Memories; The Frozen World, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
148709


Price: 19.88 CDN
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18 Berton, Pierre (signed)

Pierre Berton's Canada -The Land and the People ---signed By Pierre Berton

Toronto, Ontario: Toronto, ON: Stoddart, 1999, 1st Edition, First Printing
1999 0773730958 / 9780773730953
First Edition
Hard Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Near Fine (see description) Photo Cover
Signed
---------large (oblong quarto) hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine lightly rubbed dustjacket, signed by Berton without inscription, 207 pages, packed with colour photos, chapters include: A Nation in Search of a Railway; The Spell of the Yukon; The Mountains and the Sea; The New North West; The Shield; The Inland Seas; Cain's Land; Maritime Memories; The Frozen World, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
152359


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19 Berton, Pierre (signed)

Seacoasts---signed By Pierre Berton

Toronto, Ontario: Toronto, ON: Stoddart, 1998, 1st Edition, First Printing
1998 0773730958 / 9780773730953
First Edition
Hard Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Near Fine (see description) Photo Cover
Signed
---------large (oblong quarto) hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine lightly rubbed dustjacket, signed by Berton on a tipped-in plate which seems to be common to this book, 223 pages, packed with colour and b&w photos, ---"Nations are built from the relationship between a country's unique physical features and the people who live in and around them. Canada is a most spectacular example of such a glorious marriage. In this sweeping look at the country he knows so well, Pierre Berton has compiled the stories of twenty-five people who have shaped our history or been shaped and influenced by the geography they found themselves contending with. He sees genius and madness in characters from all parts of the country: from Maquinna, the emperor of the rainforest who battled fellow chieftains and European invaders alike, to Robert Service, who loathed the poem that made him rich, to Mina Hubbard, the widow who raced across Labrador in long skirts to carry out her late husband's dream. Pierre Berton's Canada visits every region, adding daubs of color to our vast map. And the stunning photos that fill the book complement the stories, and explain the hardships and joys that motivated Berton's cast of characters."---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
148710


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20 Berton, Pierre (signed)

The Arctic Grail: The Quest for the North West Passage and the North Pole, 1818 - 1909 -by Pierre Berton -a Signed Copy

Toronto, Ontario: Toronto, ON: McClelland and Stewart ( M&S ), 1988, 1st edition, First Printing
1988 0771012667 / 9780771012662
First Edition
Hard Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Very Good (see description) Walter Steffoff Cover Design
Signed
-----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket but there is some sunning to the spine so a Very Good dustjacket, signed by BERTON in the year of publication "To R__ Pierre Berton Nov '88", 617 pages, b&w illustrations, contents include: ONE: 1. John Barrow's obsession; 2. The Croker Mountains; 3. Winter Harbour; 4. Fame, fortune, and frustration; 5. Innuee and kabloonas; –TWO: 1. Franklin's Folly; 2. Miss Porden's core of steel; 3. Fury Beach; 4. The silken flag; 5. Treadmill to the Pole; THREE: 1. Endless winter; 2. The indomitable Jane; 3. Enter the Honourable Company; 4. Prison warden; 5. A matter of honour; 6. The Arctic puzzle; FOUR: 1. The lost ships; 2. Arctic Fever; 3. The American presence; 4. The crusaders; 5. The dutiful warmth of a son; FIVE: 1. Grasping at straws; 2. "A French officer will never hang back"; 3. The ambitions of Robert McClure; 4. The Passage at last; 5. Mercy Bay; SIX: 1. The spirit rappers; 2. Searching for the searchers; 3. The blue devils; 4. Ships abandoned; 5. Relics of the lost; SEVEN: 1. The defectors; 2. Kalutunah; 3. Retreat; 4. The high cost of dawdling; 5. The polar idol; EIGHT: 1. A "weak and helpless woman"; 2. The cruise of the Fox; 3. the document at Victory Point; 4. Failed heroes; 5. The ultimate accolade; NINE: 1. The obsession of Charles Francis Hall; 2. The Open Polar Sea; 3. Frobisher Bay; 4. Execution; 5. Death by arsenic; 6. George Tyson's remarkable drift; TEN: 1. "The navy needs some action"; 2. The seeds of scurvy; 3. The scapegoat; ELEVEN: 1. The polar virus; 2. Abandoned; 3. No turning back; 4. Starvation winter; 5. The eleventh hour; TWELVE: 1. Nansen's drift; 2. Andrée's folly; 3. Peary's obsession; 4. Amundsen's triumph; THIRTEEN: 1. Nearest the Pole; 2. "Mine at last!"; 3. Dr. Cook's strange odyssey; 4. Cook versus Peary; 5. The end of the quest; AFTERWORD: The chart of immortality; Author's Note;Chronology; Bibliography; Index; -----"Scores of nineteenth-century expeditions battled savage cold, relentless ice and winter darkness in pursuit of two great prizes: the quest for the elusive Passage linking the Atlantic and the Pacific and the international race to reach the North Pole. Pierre Berton's #1 best-selling book brings to life the great explorers: the pious and ambitious Edward Parry, the flawed hero John Franklin, ruthless Robert Peary and the cool Norwegian Roald Amundsen. He also credits the Inuit, whose tracking and hunting skills saved the lives of the adventurers and their men countless times. These quests are peopled with remarkable figures full of passion and eccentricity. They include Charles Hall, an obscure printer who abandoned family and business to head to a frozen world of which he knew nothing; John Ross, whose naval career ended when he spotted a range of mountains that didn't exist; Frederick Cook, who faked reaching the North Pole; and Jane Franklin, who forced an expensive search for her missing husband upon a reluctant British government. Pierre Berton, who won his first Governor General's award for The Mysterious North, here again gives us an important and fascinating history that reads like a novel as he examines the historic events of the golden age of Arctic exploration."-----, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
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