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Shakespeare, the Biography -by Peter Ackroyd ( William )

By: Ackroyd, Peter ( William Shakespeare related)

Price: $12.74

Publisher: London, England, London, UK: Chatto and Windus, 2005, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 148635

ISBN: 1856197263

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


-----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, 546 pages, colour photos, ---"Peter Ackroyd's method is to position Shakespeare in the close context of his world. In this way, Ackroyd not only richly conjures up the texture of Shakespeare's life, but also imparts an amazing amount of vivid, interesting material about place, period and background. The book is packed with gems - and the reader turns the pages eagerly, keen to absorb the next nugget of... View more info

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The Tale of Two Nazanins: A Teenager on Death Row in Iran and the Canadian Who Vowed to Save Her (signed)

By: Afshin-Jam, Nazanin (signed) with Susan McClelland

Price: $19.14

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON.: Harper Collins / Harper Collins, 2012, 1st edition, First Printing: 2012

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 155785

ISBN: 1554689724

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


------------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a near Fine dustjacket, signed by Nazanin Afshin-Jam, 289 pages, ---"The remarkable story of two women named Nazanin-one a Canadian at the height of her career, the other a teenager on death row in Iran-and how one email changed their lives forever ---Nazanin Afshin-Jam was on top of the world. In 2006, she had just signed her first record deal and, after placing as first runner-up for Miss World, was a sought-after fashio... View more info

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The Attempted Rescue: An Autobiography -by Robert Aickman

By: Aickman, Robert

Price: $127.94

Publisher: London, England, London, UK: Victor Gollancz, 1966, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1966

Edition: Later Printing of the first Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 160668

Condition: Good (see description)


----------hardcover, a Fair to Good copy only, exlibrary but with only a few library stamps, gutters are taped, ink doodle on front blank endpaper, a re-bound copy which has incorporated the dustjacket front and rear covers and the spine into the binding (laminated), the flaps are not present, old library sticker removed from spine which shows that the spine and covers are sunned, looks quite good overall and it is quite rare in the Gollancz 1st edition, 188 pages, b&w f... View more info

Go to School, You're a Little Black Boy ---a Memoir By The Honourable Lincoln M Alexander ---a Signed Copy

By: Alexander, The Honourable Lincoln M (signed)

Price: $19.14

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Dundurn Press, 2006, 1st Edition, 2nd Printing: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 151405

ISBN: 1550026631

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, signed and inscribed by Linc "To ____, Thanks and best wishes Lincoln M Alexander, Sep 14/10", as often seen with his signature the writing and signature by Mr Alexander is quite difficult to read as his health issues later in life made things quite difficult for him, the story of the former Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario ---Lincoln Alexander, 254 pages, colour photos, chapters include: The Early ... View more info

Go to School, You're a Little Black Boy ---a Memoir By The Honourable Lincoln M Alexander ---a Signed Copy

By: Alexander, The Honourable Lincoln M (signed)

Price: $21.70

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Dundurn Press, 2006, 1st Edition, 2nd Printing: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 151721

ISBN: 1550026631

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, signed by Linc without inscription " Lincoln Alexander, Dec 19/06", as often seen with his signature the writing and signature by Mr Alexander is quite difficult to read as his health issues later in life made things quite difficult for him, the story of the former Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario ---Lincoln Alexander, 254 pages, colour photos, chapters include: The Early Years; The War Years; Call ... View more info

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MY CHINA MYSTERY: The Story of War Hero Frank White, a Missionary During the Second World War -by Marion Andrews ( WWII / World War II )

By: Andrews, Marion

Price: $12.74

Publisher: Australia, Capalaba, Queensland, Australia: Even Before Publishing, 2012, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2012

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 154331

ISBN: 1921633727

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


----------trade paperback, a Near Fine copy, 169 pages, b&w photos, ---Frank and Ella White's passion was to touch the people of China. They met while working for the China Inland Mission in the nineteen forties, seeking to take message of the Gospel. But their work was cut short and they were forced to flee. In later years Frank rarely spoke of his time in China. It was only when he died that his daughter, Marion Andrews, discovered a treasure-trove of photos with accou... View more info

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The Collected Autobiographies of Maya Angelou (inc. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings; Gather Together in My Name; Singin' & swingin' & Gettin' Merry Like Christmas; Heart of a Woman; All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes; Song Flung Up to Heaven )

By: Angelou, Maya / Modern Library Edition

Price: $29.38

Publisher: New York, NY, N.Y. / New York: Random House / Modern Library, 2004, 1st Omnibus Edition, Later Printing: 2004

Edition: Later Printing of the first Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 162478

ISBN: 0679643257

Condition: Near Fine (see desciption)


.........................hardcover, a Fair ex library copy in a Fair laminated dustjacket, the 1st edition but without the colour to the upper edge of the text block so this is 2nd state book, still the 1st of this book in either state is quite scarce, a filler copy, one page taped, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo ///NOT SIGNED/// View more info

Image for A Struggle to Walk with Dignity:  The True Story of a Jamaican Born Canadian (with an Author Interview ) -a Signed Copy  ( CNR / CPR / C.N.R. / C.P.R. / Canadian National / Pacific Railway related)

A Struggle to Walk with Dignity: The True Story of a Jamaican Born Canadian (with an Author Interview ) -a Signed Copy ( CNR / CPR / C.N.R. / C.P.R. / Canadian National / Pacific Railway related)

By: Archambeau, Gerald A (signed)

Price: $15.30

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Blue Butterfly Books, 2008, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 146421

ISBN: 0978498208

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


-----------trade paperback, a Near Fine copy, signed and inscribed by Archambeau, 277 pages, b&w photos, among Archambeau's jobs was stints as an attendant on CPR and CNR trains including being the attendant on a train that carried John Diefenbaker, and as the FIRST attendant ever on The CANADIAN which was CP's finest train at that time, he was in charge of the tail-end dome of the observation/sleeping/lounge car on The Canadian's inaugural trip across Canada, ---"... View more info

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A Croft in Clachan -by Sybil Armstrong

By: Armstrong, Sybil

Price: $12.74

Publisher: London, England, London, UK: Hutchinson, 1976, 1st edition, First Printing: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 146075

ISBN: 009125020X

Condition: Good (see description)


----------hardcover, a solid Good ex library copy in a Very Good+ dustjacket, usual library stamps and marks, library sticker on spine and rear panel of dustjacket, 167 pages, b&w illustrations by the author, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

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A Thousand Farewells: A Reporter's Journey from Refugee Camp to the Arab Spring -by Nahlah Ayed ( CBC related)

By: Ayed, Nahlah

Price: $10.18

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Viking Canada, 2012, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2012

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 152279

ISBN: 0670069094

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


-----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, looks close to new, 356 pages, --- In 1976, Nahlah Ayed’s family gave up their comfortable life in Winnipeg for the squalor of a Palestinian refugee camp in Amman, Jordan. The transition was jarring, but it was from this uncomfortable situation that Ayed first observed the people whose heritage she shared. The family returned to Canada when she was thirteen, and Ayed ignored the Middle East for many yea... View more info

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The Year of Finding Memory: A Memoir -a Signed Copy

By: Bates, Judy Fong (signed)

Price: $12.74

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Random House Canada, 2010, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2010

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 144421

ISBN: 0307356523

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, signed without inscription by Bates, small ink initials on front blank endpaper, 296 pages, ---"In the tradition of The Concubine's Children and Paper Shadows, a probing memoir from the author of the acclaimed novel Midnight at the Dragon Cafe. An elegant and surprising book about a Chinese family's difficult arrival in Canada, and a daughter's search to understand remarkable and terrible truths about ... View more info

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

By: Berton, Pierre (signed)

Price: $21.70

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Doubleday Canada, 2002, 1st Edition, 2nd Printing: 2002

Edition: Later Printing of the first Edition

Inscription: Signed and Inscribed

Seller ID: 161461

ISBN: 0385659385

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


---------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine price clipped dustjacket, LOOKS NEW, signed and inscribed "To M____ Pierre Berton Dec/02", , 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... View more info

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

By: Berton, Pierre (signed)

Price: $30.66

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Doubleday Canada, 2002, 1st Edition, 1st Printing: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed (see description)

Seller ID: 161609

ISBN: 0385659385

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


---------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, LOOKS NEW, signed without inscription by Pierre Berton, -----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 h... View more info

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

By: Berton, Pierre (signed)

Price: $26.82

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Doubleday Canada, 2002, 1st Edition, 2nd Printing: 2002

Edition: Later Printing of the first Edition

Inscription: Signed (see description)

Seller ID: 162268

ISBN: 0385659385

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


---------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, LOOKS NEW, signed without inscription by Pierre Berton, -----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 h... View more info

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Strawberries All Year Round -by Ruth Showell Best ( Burlington Ontario / Kenya related)

By: Best, Ruth Showell

Price: $19.14

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: McClelland and Stewart ( M&S ), 1970, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 158109

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


-----------hardcover, about 5.75 x 8.75 inches, a Near Fine copy with a bit of rubbing to the corners, in an attractive Good only dustjacket with some chips and tears, two small address labels on front blank endpaper and rear page, 190 pages, some b&w illustrations, the story of a Burlington family who went to Kenya for 2 years and all their adventures and culture shock, , any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

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Keon and Me: My Search for the Lost Soul of the Leafs -by Dave Bidini -a Signed Copy ( Dave Keon / Toronto Maple Leafs )

By: Bidini, Dave (signed)( David )( of the Rheostatics )

Price: $22.98

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Viking Canada, 2013, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2013

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 158500

ISBN: 0670066478

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


-----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, small ink note, small remander mark, signed and inscribed by Bidini, 294 pages, ---"Hockey is the lens through which we see our lives—how we measure right and wrong, how we understand our hopes and fears. So it was for Dave Bidini in 1974, the last year Dave Keon played in Toronto. In a new grade in a new school, Bidini found himself the victim of a bully—a depredation he could understand only by t... View more info

CONRAD BLACK: A Life in Progress -a Signed Copy ( Autobiography / Biography )

By: Black, Conrad (signed)

Price: $16.58

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Key Porter Books, 1993, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 153067

ISBN: 1550135201

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, gift inscription on front blank endpaper, looks new, signed without inscription by CB, 522 pages,---With unusual candour and insight, Black reveals the motivation and rationale behind his sometimes notorious public actions. Woven in and around the fascinating story of his public life and work, Black comments perceptively on his own wide-ranging interests, including politics, religion and the very future of... View more info

CONRAD BLACK: A Life in Progress -a Signed Copy ( Autobiography / Biography )

By: Black, Conrad (signed)

Price: $16.58

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Key Porter Books, 1993, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 153068

ISBN: 1550135201

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, looks new, signed with inscription"To M______ A________, with best wishes. Conrad Black Toronto 1/11/93, 522 pages,---With unusual candour and insight, Black reveals the motivation and rationale behind his sometimes notorious public actions. Woven in and around the fascinating story of his public life and work, Black comments perceptively on his own wide-ranging interests, including politics, religion ... View more info

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Sir Winston Churchill -The Compelling life Story of One of the Towering Figures of the 20th Century ( Signed By Robert Silverberg )

By: Black, Edgar (penname for Robert Silverberg ---a Signed Copy ), Foreword By Richard Tregaskis ( Winston Churchill related)

Price: $95.94

Publisher: Derby, Connecticutt, Derby, CT.: Monarch # K56, 1961, 1st edition, First Printing: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 139062

Condition: Very Good (see description)


-----------paperback, a solid Very Good copy, some light wear, store stamp, browning to paper, signed by Silverberg, 297 pages, rarely encountered signed, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

Image for Once Around the Bloch ---an Unauthorized Autobiography --- From Weird Tales to Hollywood ( Signed By Robert Bloch )( Block )

Once Around the Bloch ---an Unauthorized Autobiography --- From Weird Tales to Hollywood ( Signed By Robert Bloch )( Block )

By: Bloch, Robert (signed)

Price: $57.54

Publisher: New York, NY, N.Y. / New York: Tor, 1993, 1st Edition, 1sfirst t Printing: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 149857

ISBN: 0312853734

Condition: Fine (see description)


-----------hardcover, a Fine unread copy in a Fine dustjacket, an unread copy (my copy which I bought new and never read - I read a different copy), signed by Bloch without inscription on a Virgil Finlay illustrated sheet designed for this book as it is titled ONCE AROUND the BLOCH, a fascinating book with many references to H P Lovecraft and Bloch's successful career as a screen writer and his many other careers, one section of this book actually made me jump up and gas... View more info