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The Pavement My Pillow

By: Gillain, Louis E ( Elphage )( Not Spelled Gillian )

Price: $26.33

Publisher: London, England, London, UK: Arco Publications, 1954, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1954

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 142269

Condition: Very Good (see description)


-----------hardcover, a clean Very Good copy, no dustjacket, small address label and ink number on endpapers, some browning to the covers, Gillain starts out with his birth and how his mother could never have known how big a disappointment he was meant to be, " In his introduction, Gillain explains, "I may be accused of vulgarity and dullness, of being morbid, facetious, egotistical and vain, and of being ignorant. I know I am a careless writer. But this book is the story of my life --- Brought up in the gutters of London, he joined the army by mistake and deserted by design. He th... View more info

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The Pavement My Pillow

By: Gillain, Louis E ( Elphage )( Not Spelled Gillian )

Price: $32.93

Publisher: London, England, London, UK: Arco Publications, 1954, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1954

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 146116

Condition: Very Good (see description)


-----------hardcover, a clean Very Good copy, in an attractive Good dustjacket, some browning and offset to theendpapers, a bit of foxing mainly to the edge of the text block, Gillain starts out with his birth and how his mother could never have known how big a disappointment he was meant to be, from the dustjacket flap --- " In his introduction, Gillain explains, "I may be accused of vulgarity and dullness, of being morbid, facetious, egotistical and vain, and of being ignorant. I know I am a careless writer. But this book is the story of my life ---" Brought up in the gutters... View more info

Image for Photographing Greatness:  The Story of Karsh -by Lian Goodall -a Signed Copy ( Yousuf )( Biography )

Photographing Greatness: The Story of Karsh -by Lian Goodall -a Signed Copy ( Yousuf )( Biography )

By: Goodall, Lian (signed) ( Yousuf Karsh related)

Price: $26.33

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Napoleon & Company, 2007, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 164127

ISBN: 1894917340

Condition: Near Fine (see desciption)


-----------hardcover, about 8.5w x 9.75h inches, a Near Fine / Fine example, looks new, no dustjacket as issued, signed and dated by the author, 90 + 8 pages, b&w photos and illustrations, a biography of Karsh designed for young people, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo /// SIGNED ---GUARANTEED to be AVAILABLE/// View more info

Reluctant Genius: Alexander Graham Bell and the Passion for Invention -by Charlotte Gray

By: Gray, Charlotte

Price: $13.13

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

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 150677

ISBN: 1559708093

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


-----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, 467 pages, b&w photos, ---" This extraordinary biography explores the brilliant mind of an eccentric, obsessive man. There can scarcely be a reader who has not heard of the inventor of the telephone. Yet this invention was only one of the many ideas that Alexander Graham Bell developed into fascinating new theories and technologies. --Bell investigated how to transmit speech along light waves, how to distill fresh water from sea-water, and how to reinflate collapsed lungs by means of an early version of an iron lung. In Was... View more info

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Growing Up in Wales: Collected Memories of Childhood in Wales - 1895 to 1939

By: Grenfell-Hill, Jeffrey

Price: $13.13

Publisher: England, Llandysul, Ceredigion, Wales - UK: Gomer Press, 1996, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 146114

ISBN: 1859023495

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


----------trade paperback, a Near Fine copy, address label on front endpaper, 178 pages, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

Image for An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth -by Chris Hadfield - Signed By the Canadian Astronaut ( Commander of the International Space Station )

An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth -by Chris Hadfield - Signed By the Canadian Astronaut ( Commander of the International Space Station )

By: Hadfield, Chris (signed)

Price: $39.53

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Random House Canada, 2013, 1st Edition, Later Printing: 2013

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 164001

ISBN: 0345812700

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


----------hardcover, about 6.25w x 9.25h inches, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, looks new, would make a great gift for a Chris Hadfield fan, signed without inscription by the world (and out-of-this-world ) famous astronaut on a tipped-in bookplate designed for this book, 295 pages, colour photos as well as a few b&w, ---"As Commander of the International Space Station, Chris Hadfield captivated the world with stunning photos and commentary from space. Now, in his first book, Chris offers readers extraordinary stories from his life as an astronaut, and shows how to make the im... View more info

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The Spitting Champion of the World: Memories of Antigonish -by Max Haines -a Signed Copy ( Autobiography / Nova Scotia )

By: Haines, Max (signed)

Price: $23.69

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Viking Canada, 2007, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 158985

ISBN: 0670064831

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


-----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, signed by MaxHaines, 270 pages, ---"Bootlegger, chicken-plucker, naval cadet, and public speaker—Max Haines has led an interesting life. Long before becoming Canada’s best-known crime writer, Max was a young boy surrounded by colourful characters in his hometown of Antigonish. Watch out for Mother St. Regina, the strict nun who finds fault with Max after a misunderstanding over a piece of candy; beware of Mary Ellen “The Spook,” whose other-worldly powers have all the town talking; catch up with telephone operator Al... View more info

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Jerry Hall's Tall Tales: Mick Jagger's Long Time Love: From Texas to the Top ! Supermodel, Jet Set Star -by Jerry Hall ( Rolling Stones / Mick Jagger association)

By: Hall, Jerry with Christopher Hemphill ( Mick Jagger / Rolling Stones related)

Price: $65.93

Publisher: New York, NY, N.Y. / New York: Pocket Books, 1985, 2nd Printing, 1st Edition -Book Club Edition: 1985

Edition: Later Printing of the first Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 164027

Condition: Near Fine (see desciption)


----------hardcover, close to Near Fine but the corners are gebtly rubbed so a Very Good+ example, in a chipped and torn Good dustjacket, crease on front flap, the inside scoop, profusely illustrated with b&w photos, 223 pages + 2 pages of extra photos, this copy is stamped Book Club Edition on the front flap but the copyright page shows this as a 2nd printing with a number line from 2 to 10, every copy that I have seen has had a number line and the Book Club designation so the Book Club is likely the true 1st edition in hardcover, any edition is scarce, jacket is now in a hi-quality mylar p... View more info

Image for Dispatches from the Front:  Matthew Halton - Canada's Voice at War ( WWII / World War II Correspondent )( Biography / Life )

Dispatches from the Front: Matthew Halton - Canada's Voice at War ( WWII / World War II Correspondent )( Biography / Life )

By: Halton, David ( Matthew Halton related)

Price: $25.01

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: McClelland and Stewart / M&S, 2014, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2014

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 155994

ISBN: 0771038135

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


---------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, 344 pages, b&w photos, ---"As senior war correspondent for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation during the Second World War, Matthew Halton reported from the front lines in Italy and Northwest Europe and became “the voice of Canada at war.” His gripping, passionate broadcasts chronicled the victories and losses of Canadian soldiers and made him a national hero. --Born in Pincher Creek, Alberta, in 1904, Halton was to achieve the fastest ever ascent in Canadian journalism. A year after joining the Toronto Daily Star as a... View more info

Image for The Ear of the Heart:  An Actress' Journey from Hollywood to Holy Vows -by Mother Dolores Hart ( Elvis Presley related)( Nun / Holy Orders )

The Ear of the Heart: An Actress' Journey from Hollywood to Holy Vows -by Mother Dolores Hart ( Elvis Presley related)( Nun / Holy Orders )

By: Hart, Mother Dolores with Richard DeNeut

Price: $23.69

Publisher: San Francisco, California, San Francisco, CA: Ignatius Press, 2013, 1st edition, First Printing: 2013

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 156180

ISBN: 1586177478

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


----------hardcover, about 6.25 x 9.25 inches, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, lower corners are ever so slightly bumped, 457 pages, colour and b&w photos, ---"Dolores Hart stunned Hollywood in 1963, when after ten highly successful feature films, she chose to enter a contemplative monastery. Now, fifty years later, Mother Dolores gives this fascinating account of her life, with co-author and life-long friend, Richard DeNeut. Dolores was a bright and beautiful college student when she made her film debut with Elvis Presley in Paramount's 1957 Loving You. She acted in nine more... View more info

Image for Blond China Doll: A Shanghai Interlude, 1939 - 1953 -by Hannelore Heinemann Headley -a Signed Copy (with Blond China Doll Ephemera )( Blonde )

Blond China Doll: A Shanghai Interlude, 1939 - 1953 -by Hannelore Heinemann Headley -a Signed Copy (with Blond China Doll Ephemera )( Blonde )

By: Headley, Hannelore Heinemann (signed)

Price: $38.21

Publisher: St Catharines, Ontario, St Catharines, ON: Blond China Doll Enterprises / Triple H Publishing, NO DATE ( 2004 ), 1st Edition, 1st Printing: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 157010

ISBN: 0973580305

Condition: Fine (see description)


----------trade paperbacks, about 5.5 x 8.5 inches, a Fine unread copy, signed by HH on the title page, as well this copy has been signed and inscribed by HH on the dedication page, 224 pages, b&w photos, laid lito this copy are a BCD bookmark, a BCD order form and a BCD business card, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

Image for Blond China Doll: A Shanghai Interlude, 1939 - 1953 -by Hannelore Heinemann Headley -a Signed Copy (with Blond China Doll bookmark )( Blonde )

Blond China Doll: A Shanghai Interlude, 1939 - 1953 -by Hannelore Heinemann Headley -a Signed Copy (with Blond China Doll bookmark )( Blonde )

By: Headley, Hannelore Heinemann (signed)

Price: $32.93

Publisher: St Catharines, Ontario, St Catharines, ON: Blond China Doll Enterprises / Triple H Publishing, NO DATE ( 2004 ), 1st Edition, 1st Printing: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 157131

ISBN: 0973580305

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


----------trade paperbacks, about 5.5 x 8.5 inches, a Near Fine likely unread copy, a wee bit of sunning to the spine, signed by HH on the title page, as well this copy has been signed and inscribed by HH on the dedication page, 224 pages, b&w photos, laid lito this copy are a BCD bookmark, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

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Thomas Barnes of The Times: A Biography, With Selections from His Critical Essays. Never Before Reprinted ( The London Times )

By: Hudson, Derek; Edited By Harold Child ( Thomas Barnes / The London Times )[with Brodribb, C. W. (Charles William) ]

Price: $13.13

Publisher: Cambridge, England, Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1943, First Edition, 1st Printing: 1943

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 156108

Condition: Very Good (see description)


------------hardcover, a Very Good copy in burgundy cloth, browning to the front and rear first endpapers, pencil #s and red checkmark on front blank endpaper, a bit of fading to the cloth (and I do mean a bit ) ---in a Good dustjacket with sunning to the spine as well as a bit on the front and rear panels, some small chips, tear at upper spine tip of jacket is predominately closed, 196 pages, b&w photos, as well as Hudson's biography this contains the following essays by Thomas Barnes: The Trip to Scarborough; Kean as Richard; On Theophrastus; Parliamentary Portraits [ John Wilson Croker / T... View more info

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LORRAINE: Between You and Me: The Autobiography ---by Lorraine Kelly -a Signed Copy

By: Kelly, Lorraine (signed)

Price: $13.13

Publisher: London, England, London, Uk: Headline, 2009, 1st Softcover Edition, First Printing: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 157429

ISBN: 0755317858

Condition: Very Good+ ( see Description )


-----------softcover, about 5 x 7.75 inches, a Very Good+ copy, looks close to new but there are some VERY faint spine creases, signed by Kelly on the title page, 368 pages, b&w as well as colour photos, ---"National treasure Lorraine Kelly has been great company for years: a sunny, vivacious and loveable presence in your home. Now it's possible to get to know her even better as, for the first time, she opens up about her eventful life and tells her story in her own words. From her working-class childhood growing up in one of the toughest areas of Glasgow, to her early career in journalism... View more info

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Virginia Woolf -by James King - a Signed Copy ( Biography )

By: King, James (signed)( Virginai Woolf related)

Price: $13.13

Publisher: London, England, London, UK: Hamish Hamilton / HH, 1994, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 156200

ISBN: 0241130638

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


------------hard cover, about 6.25 x 9.5 inches, a Near Fine copy, clean tight and square, in an attractive Very Good+ dustjacket, some very small edge nicks, short scratch on spine of jacket, signed and inscribed "For D__ with warm regards, James King / Ji, / August 2005", as well this copy has been signed by the dedicatee Vanessa King, 699 pages, b&w photos, ---This biography of Virginia Woolf includes previously unpublished letters and explores the relationship between Virginia Woolf's troubled life and the various writings - the novels, essays, book reviews, letters and diaries, an... View more info

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ELVIS: My Best Man -a Memoir: Radio Days, Rock 'n Roll Nights, and My Lifelong Friendship with Elvis Presley -by George Klein

By: Klein, George with Chuck Crisafulli ( Elvis Presley related)

Price: $25.01

Publisher: New York, NY, N.Y. / New York: Crown Publishers, 2010, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2010

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 164316

ISBN: 0307452743

Condition: Near Fine (see desciption)


-----------hardcover, about 6.25w x 9.5h inches, a Near Fine example, in a Near Fine dsutjacket, looks new, 306 pages, b&w photos, ---"When George Klein was an eighth grader at Humes High, he couldn’t have known how important the new kid with the guitar -the boy named Elvis -would later become in his life. But from the first time GK (as he was nicknamed by Elvis) heard this kid sing, he knew that Elvis Presley was someone extraordinary. During Elvis’s rise to fame and throughout the wild swirl of his remarkable life, Klein was a steady presence and one of Elvis’s closest and most loy... View more info

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Leonard Cohen: Everybody Knows -by Harvey Kubernik

By: Kubernik, Harvey ( Leonard Cohen related)

Price: $31.61

Publisher: Bath, England, Bath, UK: Palazzo Editions, 2014, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2014

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 164528

ISBN: 1927840015

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


----------hardcover, a Near Fine example, book is tight and square, in a Very Good+ dustjacket with a bit of rubbing to the edges, 223 pages, colour and b&w photos, ---"No other contemporary songwriter has created a body of work of such consistent quality, and such singular emotional and intellectual brilliance, as Leonard Cohen. His smoke-black vocal style navigates the most sophisticated and arresting of melodies in songs infused with romance, innuendo, and humor. --Arriving at the '60s pop-music party fashionably late, Cohen released his debut album - Songs of Leonard Cohen - in 1967. ... View more info

Image for I'm Still Living -by Chava Kwinta -a Signed Copy ( Holocaust Memoir / Survivor )

I'm Still Living -by Chava Kwinta -a Signed Copy ( Holocaust Memoir / Survivor )

By: Kwinta, Chava (signed); Preface By Rolf Kalman

Price: $32.93

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: S & P / Simon & Pierre Publishing Company Limited, 1976, 1st Edition, 2nd Printing: 1976

Edition: Later Printing of the first Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 161003

ISBN: 0889240353

Condition: Near Fine (see desciption)


------------hardcover, about 6.25w x 9.25h inches, a Near Fine example, tight and square, slight stress line on front gutter but the book is completely tight and square, in a lightly rubbed Very Good+ dustjacket, a bit of rubbing and very small nicks at spine tips of jacket, generically inscribed on the title page by Ms Kwinta, 279 pages, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

Night Voices: Heard in the Shadow of Hitler and Stalin

By: Laskey, Heather

Price: $13.13

Publisher: Montreal, Quebec / Kingston, Ontario, Montreal, QC / Kingston, ON: McGill - Queen's University Press / MQUP, 2003, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 150876

ISBN: 0773526064

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy, in a Near Fine dustjacket, 254 pages, b&w photos, ---"Night Voices tells the little-known story of young Polish Jewish idealists, survivors of the Holocaust, who chose to support Poland's post-war communist government in the belief that socialism offered the path to a more just society. It is the story of Poland in the years leading up to the war, the horrors Polish Jews faced during the Nazi occupation, the brief period of hope when they believed they were building a better society, and their gradual disillusionment as state sponsored corruption, bru... View more info

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BEATRIX POTTER: A Life in Nature -by Linda Lear ( 1st UK Edition / Biography )

By: Lear, Linda ( Beatrix Potter related)

Price: $26.33

Publisher: London, England, London, UK: Penguin Books / Allen Lane, 2007, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 163474

ISBN: 0713995602

Condition: Near Fine (see desciption)


------------hard cover, a Near Fine example, in a lightly rubbed Near Fine dustjacket, 584 pages, b&w photos, colour illustrations, ---"Peter Rabbit, Mr. McGregor, and many other Beatrix Potter characters remain in the hearts of millions. However, though Potter is a household name around the world, few know the woman behind the illustrations. Her personal life, including a romantic relationship with her publisher, Norman Warne, and her significant achievements outside of children's literature remain largely unknown. In Linda Lear's enchanting new biography, we get the life story of this in... View more info