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1982 ---by Jian Ghomeshi -a Signed Copy ( a Memoir )

By: Ghomeshi, Jian (signed)

Price: $19.73

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

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 155632

ISBN: 0670066486

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


-----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a lightly rubbed Very Good+ dustjacket, a few small faint smudges on the predominately white dustjacket, signed "Good luck in reaching your recovery goals! Yours Jian Ghomeshi 2012", ---"In 1982 the Commodore 64 computer was introduced, Ronald Reagan survived being shot, the Falkland War started and ended, Michael Jackson released, Thriller, Canada repatriated its Constitution, and the first compact disc was sold in... View more info

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After the Falls: Coming of Age in the Sixties ---a Signed Copy ( 60s / 60's )

By: Gildiner, Catherine (signed)

Price: $19.73

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Knopf Canada, 2009, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 155981

ISBN: 0307398226

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


-----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, signed and inscribed by the author, ink name on front blank endpaper, 344 pages, b&w photos, ---"Catherine Gildiner recounts her remarkable coming-of-age in the 1960s with the same wit, candour and exhilarating storytelling that has made Too Close to the Falls a modern classic. When Cathy McClure is thirteen years old, her parents make the bold decision to move to suburban Buffalo in hopes that it wil... View more info

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After the Falls: Coming of Age in the Sixties ---a Signed Copy ( 60s / 60's )

By: Gildiner, Catherine (signed)

Price: $17.09

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Knopf Canada, 2009, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 155982

ISBN: 0307398226

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


-----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, signed and inscribed by the author, ink name on front blank endpaper, 344 pages, b&w photos, ---"Catherine Gildiner recounts her remarkable coming-of-age in the 1960s with the same wit, candour and exhilarating storytelling that has made Too Close to the Falls a modern classic. When Cathy McClure is thirteen years old, her parents make the bold decision to move to suburban Buffalo in hopes that it wil... View more info

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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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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

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Black Like Me ---by John Howard Griffin ( New Epilogue By the Author )

By: Griffin, John Howard

Price: $10.49

Publisher: Boston, Massachussetts, Boston, MA.: Houghton Mifflin, 1977, 2nd Edition ( 1st Edition with New Epilogue ), 21st Printing: 1977

Edition: Later printing(s)

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 155993

ISBN: 0395251028

Condition: Fair (see description)


-----------hardcover, a Fair ony ex library copy, usual library marks and stamps, front blank endpaper has been removed, some hi-liting and underlining in the book, in a Good price clipped dustjacket, library sticker on spine of jacket, some sunning to the spine, offered as is, 208 pages, still a fascinating read after 40+ years, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

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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: $32.93

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

Edition: Later Printing of the first Edition

Inscription: Signed (see description)

Seller ID: 163727

ISBN: 0345812700

Condition: Fine (see description)


----------hardcover, about 6.25w x 9.25h inches, a Fine copy in a 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, 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 ... 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; be... View more info

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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... View more info

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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 bea... View more info

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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

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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 b... View more info

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Baltimore's Mansion: A Memoir -by Wayne Johnston -a Signed Copy

By: Johnston, Wayne (signed)

Price: $10.49

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Vintage Canada / Random House, 2000, 1st Softcover Edition, First Printing: 2000

Edition: First Printing

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 155587

ISBN: 0676972977

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


------------trade paperback, a Near Fine copy, signed and inscribed by WJ, ---"In this loving memoir Wayne Johnston returns to Newfoundland-the people, the place, the politics-and illuminates his family’s story with all the power and drama he brought to his magnificent novel, The Colony of Unrequited Dreams. ---Descendants of the Irish who settled in Ferryland, Lord Baltimore’s Catholic colony in Newfoundland, the Johnstons "went from being sea-fearing farme... 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: $19.73

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 ... 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 relationshi... 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 -a Signed Copy

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

Price: $32.93

Publisher: New York, NY, N.Y. / New York: Crown Publishers, 2010, 1st Edition, 2nd Printing: 2010

Edition: Later Printing of the first Edition

Inscription: Signed (see description)

Seller ID: 163714

ISBN: 0307452743

Condition: Near Fine (see desciption)


-----------hardcover, about 6.25w x 9.5h inches, a Near Fine example, in a Near Fine dsutjacket, signed and inscribed by Klein "To M_____ Your friend TCB George Klein 2010", 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 kne... 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