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Image for Don't Ask Forever:  My Love Affair with Elvis - a Washington Woman's Secret Years with Elvis Presley -by Joyce Bova

Don't Ask Forever: My Love Affair with Elvis - a Washington Woman's Secret Years with Elvis Presley -by Joyce Bova

By: Bova, Joyce as Told to William Conrad Nowels ( Elvis Presley related)

Price: $39.53

Publisher: New York, NY, N.Y. / New York: Kensington Books, 1994, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 162415

ISBN: 0821746162

Condition: Near Fine (see desciption)


----------hardcover, about 5.5w x 8.5h inches, a Near Fine example, in a Very Good dustjacket, some shallow chips and tears, looks quite nice overall, 386 pages, b&w photos, this hardcover edition is the 1st edition (even though produced by a book club there is no book club designation anywhere on the book), precedes the paperback edition by a year, quite scarce, ---"The author describes her passionate affair with Elvis Presley, a relationship that jeopardized her government career, defied her strict upbringing, and ended when Elvis's addiction to drugs spiraled out of control. ---Joyce is... View more info

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: $52.73

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 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

Image for Eric and Us:  A Remembrance of George Orwell: The First Full Account of Orwell's Boyhood Days, By His close Friend of the Period, with a Frontispiece By Edward Ardizzone ( Eric Blair )

Eric and Us: A Remembrance of George Orwell: The First Full Account of Orwell's Boyhood Days, By His close Friend of the Period, with a Frontispiece By Edward Ardizzone ( Eric Blair )

By: Buddicom, Jacintha ( George Orwell / Eric Arthur Blair related)( Frontispiece By Edward Ardizzone )

Price: $13.13

Publisher: London, England, London, UK: Leslie Frewin, 1974, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 146373

ISBN: 0856320765

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


-----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a lightly rubbed Very Good price clipped dustjacket, small chip on rear panel, 165 pages, b&w photos, frontispiece by Ardizzone, ---"Jacintha Buddicom (10 May 1901 - 1994) was a poet and a childhood friend of George Orwell (Eric Blair). Buddicom was born at Plymouth but moved with her family to Shiplake, Berkshire. There she first met Eric Blair in the summer of 1914 when he was standing on his head in a field at the bottom of the Buddicoms' garden. From that summer afternoon, Eric and his younger sister Avril became very close friends with Buddico... 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

Image for Endless Highway:  David Carradine -a Signed Copy ( Biography / Autobiography )

Endless Highway: David Carradine -a Signed Copy ( Biography / Autobiography )

By: Carradine, David (signed)

Price: $112.13

Publisher: Boston, Massachussetts, Boston, MA: JE / Journey Editions, 1995, 1st edition, First Printing: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 159089

ISBN: 1885203209

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


-----------hardcover, about 6.25 x 9 inches, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, looks close to new, signed "Peace Dave David Carradine" with the yin-yang smbol drawn by Carradine, 647 pages, b&w photos, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo 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 Son of the Forests: An Autobiography -by James Oliver Curwood and Dorothea A Bryant (The life story and outdoor philosophy of one of America's best loved and mostly widely read authors )

Son of the Forests: An Autobiography -by James Oliver Curwood and Dorothea A Bryant (The life story and outdoor philosophy of one of America's best loved and mostly widely read authors )

By: Curwood, James Oliver, Completed By Dorothea A Bryant

Price: $46.13

Publisher: New York, NY, N.Y. / New York: Doubleday Doran, 1930, 1st edition, First Printing: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 163741

Condition: Very Good (see description)


-----------hardcover, a Very Good / Very Good+ example, dark green cloth (almost black) with light green lettering and tree design, ink gift inscription, a bit of age toning to paper, in an attractive Gooddustjacket with overall rubbing and light wear, some small chips and tears, jacket is now in a hi-quality mylar protector, 243 pages, all four corners of the flaps have been clipped but this looks as though it was done by the publisher, no price present on flaps, tape on verso of the jacket, ---the cover art signature is not completely legible but I believe the artist is Ernest Walker, any im... 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