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Image for Penny Buff:  A Clydeside School in the Thirties -by Janetta Bowie (signed)(with Signed Postcard )( 30's / 1930's )( Greenoch, Scotland )

Penny Buff: A Clydeside School in the Thirties -by Janetta Bowie (signed)(with Signed Postcard )( 30's / 1930's )( Greenoch, Scotland )

By: Bowie, Janetta (signed)

Price: $13.13

Publisher: London, England, London, UK: Constable, 1975, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 150136

ISBN: 0094604509

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


-----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy with ever so slightly bumped lower corners, in a lightly rubbed Very Good+ dustjacket, a wee bit of age toning to upper edge of flaps, signed by Bowie, as well there is postcard of Greenoch with a handwritten note signed by Bowie, 216 pages, b&w illustrations, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

Image for Gerry, Get Your Gun:  My Life as a Hunting Guide and Other Adventures - BC's First Woman to Become a Licensed Hunting Guide -by Gerry Bracewell  ( British Columbia )

Gerry, Get Your Gun: My Life as a Hunting Guide and Other Adventures - BC's First Woman to Become a Licensed Hunting Guide -by Gerry Bracewell ( British Columbia )

By: Bracewell, Gerry; Foreword By Sage Birchwater

Price: $22.37

Publisher: Halfmoon Bay, British Columbia, Halfmoon Bay, BC: Caitlin Press, 2015, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2015

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 157545

ISBN: 1927575710

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


-----------softcover, about 6 x 9 inches, a Near Fine copy, 240 pages, b&w photos, ---"Born in 1922, in Northern Alberta, Gerry Bracewell spent much of her early life on the family farm. But Gerry's dream was to live in the mountains of BC, and when she left home at sixteen she had little understanding of the adventures that awaited her. She worked for a short time short time in Vancouver as a governess, but Gerry's wild spirit drove her to accept a job on a ranch deep in BC's Chilcotin backcountry. There she met her lifelong friend and mentor KB Moore. Through sheer perseverance she becam... View more info

Tales from the Twenties: Bessie E Brekke ( Growing Up in Saskatchewan in the 20's / 1920's )

By: Brekke, Bessie E (signed)

Price: $13.13

Publisher: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Estevan, SK: Maxson Publishing, 1992, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 149201

ISBN: 0969655304

Condition: Very Good+ ( see Description )


-----------trade paperback size softcover, about 6 x 9 inches, a Very Good+ copy, looks Near Fine but there is a faint dampstain to the upper edge of the text block, signed by Brekke, gift inscription, 170 pages, b&w illustrations, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

Early Days -A Memoir, 1915 - 1945 / The War Years, 1941 - 1945 ( Bradgate / Rosetown, Saskatchewan )( RCAF / Royal Canadian Air Force related)

By: Broadbridge, Arthur F ( Frederick )(signed)

Price: $32.93

Publisher: Ontario, Cobourg, ON: Arthur F Broadbridge / Self Published, 1994, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 148743

ISBN: 0969844018

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


------------hardcover, a Near Fine copy, no dustjacket as issued, signed and inscribed by the author, 335 pages, b&w photos, Broadbridge emigrated to Canada with his family when he was four, they settled in SK where he was a teacher, and eventually the archivist for SK, he was an RCAF member who was employed in the radar branch, he later joined the foreign service ans a diplomat for Canada, he moved to Cobourg Ontario in the 1970's,, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo ///NOT SIGNED ---GUARANTEED to be AVAILABLE/// View more info

Image for But Daddy! -the Hilarious True Story of How Pat and Tom Buck Raised 11 Children -and Survived ( Eleven )

But Daddy! -the Hilarious True Story of How Pat and Tom Buck Raised 11 Children -and Survived ( Eleven )

By: Buck, Tom

Price: $43.49

Publisher: New York, NY, N.Y. / New York: William Morrow, 1967, 1st edition, 2nd Printing: 1967

Edition: Later Printing of the first Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 163986

Condition: Very Good (see description)


-----------hardcover, a solid Good to Very Good example with some soiling to the boards, overall quite tight and square, in an attractive Good dustjacket, light wear and soiling to the book and jacket but overall a pretty clean square copy, jacket is now in a hi-quality mylar protector, 219 pages, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo ///NOT SIGNED ---GUARANTEED to be AVAILABLE/// View more info

A Chance on Love: Memoirs of a Canadian in Post-War Scotland -by Christine M McGregor Buist -a Signed Copy

By: Buist, Christine M McGregor (signed)( Margaret )

Price: $46.13

Publisher: London, Ontario, London, ON: Lothian Press, No Date ( 2005 ?), 1st Edition, First Printing: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 151155

ISBN: 0919939619

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, signed and inscribed by Buist, as well there is a signed and inscribed piece of paper laid in to this copy, 95 pages, b&w photos, ---"The author paints a graphic picture of her experiences in post war Scotland. Her adventures are vividly described and entertainingly written so that a period sixty years gone comes remarkably to life. Christine Margaret McGregor Little was born and educated in Hamilton, Ontario. After graduating from Mcmaster University, she became engaged to Robert Buist, an RAF pilot from Tranent, Scotland... View more info

That Summer in Paris ---by Morley Callaghan ( Memories of Tangled Friendships with Hemingway, Fitzgerald and Some Others ) ( Ernest / F Scott related)

By: Callaghan, Morley ( Ernest Hemingway / F Scott Fitzgerald related)

Price: $39.53

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, On: Exile Editions, 2002, 1st Edition thus, First Printing: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 150540

ISBN: 1550965522

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket a wonderful memoir, 249 pages, ---"It was the fabulous Summer of 1929, when the literary capital of North America had moved to Paris. Hemingway was reading proofs to A Farewell to Arms, and a few blocks away Fitzgerald was struggling over Tender Is the Night. And Morley Callaghan, his first book published to acclaim in New York, arrived in Paris to share the felicities of the literary life, not just with his two friends, but with James Joyce, Ford Madox Ford, Robert McAlmon - the world Gertrude Stein called the Lost Generation... View more info

HUGH: A Hero's Biography ( Hugh Roger Cawker )

By: Cawker, W Glen

Price: $13.13

Publisher: Ontario, No Place ( Ontario ): No Publisher / Self Published / W Glen Cawker, NO DATE ( 1980's - 1990's ? ), 1st Edition, First Printing: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 151781

ISBN: 0968832601

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


----------softcover, about 5.5 x 8 inches, a Near Fine copy, 74 pages plus colour photos, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

Image for The Girl in the Picture:  The Kim Phuc Story -by Denise Chong - Signed By Kim Phuc ( Vietnam War )

The Girl in the Picture: The Kim Phuc Story -by Denise Chong - Signed By Kim Phuc ( Vietnam War )

By: Chong, Denise ( Kim Phuc -Signed )

Price: $13.13

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Viking / The Penguin Group, 1999, 1st edition, First Printing: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed (see description)

Seller ID: 163898

ISBN: 0670868175

Condition: Very Good (see description)


-----------hardcover, a Near Fine example but there is some ink underlining and marginalia so a Very Good example, some pages have had the upper corner turned, , in a Near Fine dustjacket, looks close to new, signed and inscribed " For R_____ with love, peace and forgiveness Kim Phuc xx May 16, 2003 God bless ( Psalm 118:17 )", 373 pages, b&w photos, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo, ///SIGNED by KIM PHUC -NOT SIGNED by the author ---GUARANTEED to be AVAILABLE/// View more info

Image for The Girl in the Picture:  The Kim Phuc Story -by Denise Chong - Signed By Kim Phuc ( Vietnam War )

The Girl in the Picture: The Kim Phuc Story -by Denise Chong - Signed By Kim Phuc ( Vietnam War )

By: Chong, Denise ( Kim Phuc -Signed )

Price: $13.13

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Viking / The Penguin Group, 1999, 1st edition, First Printing: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed (see description)

Seller ID: 163913

ISBN: 0670868175

Condition: Near Fine (see desciption)


-----------hardcover, a Near Fine example, in a Near Fine dustjacket, looks close to new, signed and inscribed " For L_____ & B___ _____ with love and peace Kim Phuc May 6, 2000", 373 pages, b&w photos, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo, ///SIGNED by KIM PHUC -NOT SIGNED by the author ---GUARANTEED to be AVAILABLE/// View more info

Image for My Journey -by Olivia Chow -a Signed Copy  ( Autobiography / Biography )

My Journey -by Olivia Chow -a Signed Copy ( Autobiography / Biography )

By: Chow, Olivia (signed)(wife of Jack Layton )

Price: $30.29

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: HarperCollins / Harper Collins, 2014, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2014

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 155611

ISBN: 1443428299

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


-----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, signed and inscribed by CHOW on the title page, 328 pages, b&w and colour photos, ---"What drives Olivia Chow? How did she emerge from a turbulent childhood to become an inspiring political force? What influences and events have shaped her life? And how is she continuing her quest after losing her partner in life and politics? When she was thirteen, Olivia’s middle-class family moved from Hong Kong to Toronto, but the transition was difficult. Her mother went from having a maid to being a maid. Her father failed to carve ... View more info

Image for Skint Knees:  Reflections on a Scottish Childhood -by Fay ( Hawson ) Copland ( Renfrew, Scotland )

Skint Knees: Reflections on a Scottish Childhood -by Fay ( Hawson ) Copland ( Renfrew, Scotland )

By: Copland, Fay ( Hawson )

Price: $28.97

Publisher: Victoria, British Columbia, Victoria, BC: Friesen Press, 2014, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2014

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 163922

ISBN: 1460246357

Condition: Near Fine (see desciption)


-----------softcover, about 6w x 9h inches, a Near Fine example, gift inscription, 74 pages, b&w photos, ---"During the Second World War, communities were knit together while enduring scarcity, rationing, and uncertainty -yet they adapted by being resourceful, optimistic, and persistent. And when peace finally returned, there was new hope that a more innocent era would reign. Neighbours and townspeople knew one another well; Victory gardens, planted during the war, were still cultivated with care; children played outdoors, unsupervised, from dawn til dusk, and enjoyed a sense of joyful fr... View more info

Muskoka, a Reflection -by Nellie Crichton -a Signed Copy ( Vacation Memories in Lake of Bays, Ontario Cottage Country )

By: Crichton, Nellie (signed), Foreword By Valerie Smith

Price: $13.13

Publisher: Ontario, No Place ( Ontario ): No Publisher / Self Published - Nellie Crichton, 2001, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 149203

ISBN: 0968912400

Condition: Good (see description)


-----------softcover, a Near Fine copy BUT this was self produced by the author and is os of very unprofessional quality, pages are not even and are coming loose from the binding, signed and inscribed by Crichton, 80 pages, b&w photos, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

Image for Breaking Through the Wall:  A Marathoner's Story ---by Dolores E Cross -a Signed Copy

Breaking Through the Wall: A Marathoner's Story ---by Dolores E Cross -a Signed Copy

By: Cross, Dolores E (signed)

Price: $22.37

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Chicago, IL.: Third World Press, 2000, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 155588

ISBN: 0883781654

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


------------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a near Fine dustjacket, signed by Cross " Remember Rio 1/16/03 Dolores", 242 pages, b&w photos, ---"The autobiography of Dolores Cross's journey from the housing projects of Newark, New Jersey, to her appointment as president of Morris Brown College. She tells of her journey out of poverty, through the tumult of the 60s and the civil rights movement"---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

Image for Waiting for First Light:  My Ongoing Battle with PTSD -by Romeo Dallaire -a Signed Copy ( Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder )

Waiting for First Light: My Ongoing Battle with PTSD -by Romeo Dallaire -a Signed Copy ( Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder )

By: Dallaire, Lt-Gen. ( Lieutenant-General ) Romeo (signed) with Jessica Dee Humphreys

Price: $46.13

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Random House Canada, 2016, 1st edition, First Printing: 2016

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed (see description)

Seller ID: 162423

ISBN: 0345814436

Condition: Fine (see description)


----------hardcover, a Fine copy in a Fine dustjacket, signed without inscription by Dallaire, 185 pages, ---"In this piercing memoir, Roméo Dallaire, retired general and former senator, the author of the bestsellers Shake Hands with the Devil andThey Fight Like Soldiers, They Die Like Children, and one of the world's leading humanitarians, delves deep into his life since the Rwandan genocide. --At the heart of Waiting for First Light is a no-holds-barred self-portrait of a top political and military figure whose nights are invaded by despair, but who at first light faces the day with th... View more info

Image for A Cartoonist's Life:  Chas. Addams -by Linda H Davis ( Addams Family related)( Biography )( Charles Addams - Cartoons / The New Yorker )

A Cartoonist's Life: Chas. Addams -by Linda H Davis ( Addams Family related)( Biography )( Charles Addams - Cartoons / The New Yorker )

By: Davis, Linda H ( Chas. [ Charles ] Addams related)

Price: $21.05

Publisher: New York, NY, N.Y. / New York: Random House, 2006, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 164330

ISBN: 0679463259

Condition: Near Fine (see desciption)


------------hardcover, a Near Fine example, in a Near Fine dustjacket, small nick in the cut-out window on the front panel, looks new, nice CHAS ADDAME "Addams Family" cover art on the book, 382 pages, b&w photos, ---"They’re creepy and they’re kooky, is how the catchy theme song of The Addams Family described everyone’s favorite nonconformists -Morticia, Gomez, Lurch, Uncle Fester, Grandmama, Wednesday, and Pugsley. But for all the novelty of the sitcom based on Charles Addams’s groundbreaking New Yorker cartoons, Hollywood’s Addams family paled beside the cartoonist’s... View more info

Family Secrets: The Controversial & Shocking Story of the Dionne Quintuplets

By: Dionne, Annette & Cecile & Yvonne with Jean-Yves Soucy ( Dionne Quituplets (, Translated By Kathe Roth

Price: $32.93

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Stoddart, 1996, 1st English Language Edition, First Printing: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 150892

ISBN: 0773758038

Condition: Very Good (see description)


------------trade paperback, a Very Good copy, some light wear, 260 pages plus afterword, b&w photos, a nice copy, ---"They were the "miracle babies"--five identical girls born on a farm, who went on to become the biggest celebrities of their day. Now, for the first time, the three surviving Dionne quintuplets tell their story--from their bizarre, socially isolated childhood, to the physical and sexual abuse they suffered at the hands of their parents, to their inspiring triumph over their difficulties. Includes never-before-published photos."---"They grew up in the public... View more info

Family Secrets: The Controversial & Shocking Story of the Dionne Quintuplets

By: Dionne, Annette & Cecile & Yvonne with Jean-Yves Soucy ( Dionne Quituplets (, Translated By Kathe Roth

Price: $32.93

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Stoddart, 1996, 1st English Language Edition, First Printing: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 152102

ISBN: 0773758038

Condition: Very Good (see description)


------------trade paperback, a Very Good copy, some light wear, faint crease on lower corner of front panel, 260 pages plus afterword, b&w photos, a nice copy, ---"They were the "miracle babies"--five identical girls born on a farm, who went on to become the biggest celebrities of their day. Now, for the first time, the three surviving Dionne quintuplets tell their story--from their bizarre, socially isolated childhood, to the physical and sexual abuse they suffered at the hands of their parents, to their inspiring triumph over their difficulties. Includes never-before-published p... View more info

Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy -by Carlos Eire -a Signed Copy ( Cuba / Child Refugee / Biography / Autobiography )

By: Eire, Carlos (signed)

Price: $46.13

Publisher: New York, NY, N.Y. / New York: The Free Press, a Division of Simon and Schuster, 2003, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed (see description)

Seller ID: 159550

ISBN: 0743219651

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


-----------hardcover, about 6.25w x 9.25h inches, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, looks newsigned "All the best, Carlos Eire" on a small tipped in plate dated 2003, 387 pages, some b&w photos, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

Image for Together on Top of the World: The Remarkable Story of the First Couple to Climb the Fabled Seven Summits -a Saga of Love & Courage -Signed ( Mountain Climbing )( Mount Kilimanjaro, Elbrus, McKinley,  Aconcagua, Vinson Massif, Kosciuszko, Mt Everest )

Together on Top of the World: The Remarkable Story of the First Couple to Climb the Fabled Seven Summits -a Saga of Love & Courage -Signed ( Mountain Climbing )( Mount Kilimanjaro, Elbrus, McKinley, Aconcagua, Vinson Massif, Kosciuszko, Mt Everest )

By: Ershler, Phil and Susan (signed by both) with Robin Simons

Price: $13.13

Publisher: New York, NY, N.Y. / New York: Warner Books, 2007, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 160806

ISBN: 044657905X

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


-----------hardcover, a Near Fine example, in a Near Fine dustjacket, ink name, signed by Phil Ershler, signed and inscribed by Susan Ershler, 294 pages, colour photos as well as a few in b&w, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info