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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... 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 outsid... View more info

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Marie Dressler: The Unlikeliest Star -by Betty Lee -a Signed Copy ( Tugboat Annie related)( Biography )

By: Lee, Betty (signed)( Marie Dressler related)

Price: $39.53

Publisher: Lexington, Kentucky, Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky ( UPK ), 1997, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed (see description)

Seller ID: 163358

ISBN: 0813120365

Condition: Fine (see description)


----------hardcover, about 6.25w x 9.25h inches, a Fine example, in a Fine dustjacket, looks new, signed without inscription by the author, 318 pages, b&w photos, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo ///SIGNED ---GUARANTEED to be AVAILABLE/// View more info

Image for The Girl Who Had Everything: The Story of the FIRE and ICE Girl -by Dorian Leigh ( Fashion Model / Supermodel / Revlon )( Autobiography / Biography )

The Girl Who Had Everything: The Story of the FIRE and ICE Girl -by Dorian Leigh ( Fashion Model / Supermodel / Revlon )( Autobiography / Biography )

By: Leigh, Dorian with Laura Hobe ( Foreword By Dorian Leigh Parker )

Price: $26.33

Publisher: Garden City, NY ( New York ), Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1980, BCE / Book Club Edition ( 1st Thus ): 1980

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 157483

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a chipped and torn but generally intact attractive dustjacket, 227 pages, b&w photos, , any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

Image for No Time to Cry -by Vera Leinvebers -a Signed Copy ( WWII Childhood Memoir )( Latvia / Latvian Child )

No Time to Cry -by Vera Leinvebers -a Signed Copy ( WWII Childhood Memoir )( Latvia / Latvian Child )

By: Leinvebers, Vera (signed)

Price: $19.73

Publisher: Bloomington, Illinois, Bloomington, IL.: iUniverse Inc., 2011, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 155718

ISBN: 1462058442

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


-----------softcover, about 6 x 9 inches, a near Fine copy, looks new, signed and dated by the author twice, 221 pages, b&w photos, ---"Every story has a beginning, a journey, and an end. Author Vera Leinvebers's story begins in her beloved homeland of Latvia, just prior to the outbreak of World War II. Her early childhood is filled with joy and music, but this idyllic, carefree existence is irrevocably silenced by the advancing drumbeats of war. The journey that fol... View more info

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The Tune of the Hickory Stick: Tales of a Backwoods Teacher -a Signed Copy ( Northern Ontario )

By: Leonard, Wilbur (signed)

Price: $13.13

Publisher: Ontario, No Place ( Ontario ): No Publisher / Wilbur Leonard ( Printed By Stan Brown Printers, Owen Sound ), 1988, 1st edition, First Printing: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 147944

ISBN: 0969356005

Condition: Very Good+ ( see Description )


----------softcovers, about 6 x 9 inches, a Very Good+ copy with a bit of light rubbing and a few small marks, 94 pages, b&w photos, signed by Leonard, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

Image for BRUCE LEE:  Artist of Life (chapters inc. Gung-Fu; Philosophy; Psychology; Poetry; Jeet Kune Do, the Liberation; Acting; Self-Knowledge; Letters )( Biography / Martial Arts /Actor / Kung Fu / Eastern Philosophy )

BRUCE LEE: Artist of Life (chapters inc. Gung-Fu; Philosophy; Psychology; Poetry; Jeet Kune Do, the Liberation; Acting; Self-Knowledge; Letters )( Biography / Martial Arts /Actor / Kung Fu / Eastern Philosophy )

By: Little, John (ed.) ( Bruce Lee )

Price: $46.13

Publisher: Boston, Massachussetts, Boston, MA: Tuttle Publishing, 1999, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 162151

ISBN: 0804831319

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


------------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, looks new, 269 pages, b&w photos, ---"Bruce Lee was an intense man with such sheer concentration of energy that no one who encountered him, on screen or in person, could help but be drawn to him and his enthusiasm for life and knowledge. A voracious and engaged reader, Lee wrote extensively, synthesizing the thought of East and West into a unique personal philosophy of self-discovery. Bruce Lee: Artis... View more info

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Skull Rock Scandal, or, Confessions of a Chambermaid: One Woman's Life and Death at Silver Islet - a Re-creation ( Ontario )

By: MacDonald, Bill

Price: $13.13

Publisher: Ontario, Thunder Bay, ON.: Porphry Press Books, 1999, 1st edition, First Printing: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 147933

ISBN: 0968068634

Condition: Very Good+ ( see Description )


----------trade paperback, a Very Good+ copy,a bit of light rubbing, 194 pages, a fictionalized historical re-creation of the author's mother, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

A Life in the Bush: Lessons from My Father -by Roy MacGregor -a signed Copy

By: MacGregor, Roy (signed)

Price: $11.81

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Viking, 1999, 1st Edition , First Printing: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 148870

ISBN: 0670880825

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


-----------hard cover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, signed and inscribed by macGregor, 374 pages, b&w photos, ---"The CAA-Birks Family Foundation Award for Biography ---The 2000 Ottawa-Carlton Book Award ---The (U.S.) Rutstrum Award for Best Wilderness Book ---In 1929, at the age of twenty-two, Duncan MacGregor, the son of a lumberman, great-grandson of a voyageur, and an avid reader and baseball fan, headed off into the largest tract of preserved bush... View more info

The Dancer Who Flew: A Memoir of Rudolf Nureyev -by Linda Maybarduk -a Signed Copy ( Ballet )

By: Maybarduk, Linda (signed) ( Rudolf Nureyev related)

Price: $17.09

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Tundra Books, 1999, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 151421

ISBN: 0887764150

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


-----------hardcover, about 7.75 x 9.25 inches, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, signed and inscribed by the author "For ___ and _______ with my very best wishes, Linda Maybarduk December 19, 1999", 180 pages, b&w photos, ---"Few ballet dancers have held the world’s attention like Rudolf Nureyev. Naturally talented and technically brilliant, Nureyev had a charisma that knocked the dancing world on its heels. This stunning book is a very personal ... View more info

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The Dancer Who Flew: A Memoir of Rudolf Nureyev -by Linda Maybarduk -a Signed Copy ( Ballet )

By: Maybarduk, Linda (signed) ( Rudolf Nureyev related)

Price: $10.49

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Tundra Books, 1999, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 154352

ISBN: 0887764150

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


-----------hardcover, about 7.75 x 9.25 inches, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, signed without a personalized inscription by Maybarduk, 180 pages, b&w photos, ---"Few ballet dancers have held the world’s attention like Rudolf Nureyev. Naturally talented and technically brilliant, Nureyev had a charisma that knocked the dancing world on its heels. This stunning book is a very personal glimpse of a unique artist through the eyes of a fellow dancer and fri... View more info

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McCann's Shorts: True Tales of an Irish Immigrant -by Dermot McCann -a Signed Copy

By: McCann, Dermot (signed)

Price: $26.33

Publisher: Canada, Canada: Self Published / Dermot McCann, 2013, 1st Edition, 2nd Printing: 2013

Edition: Later Printing of the first Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 157879

ISBN: 0991784502

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


----------softcover, about 5.5 x 8.5 inches, a Near Fine copy, former owner's embossed stamp, signed without inscription by the author, 156 + 2 pages, ---"Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in 1950, McCann emigrated to Canada at the age of three, and made his home in Guelph, Ontario from 1955 to 1993. Since graduating from the University of Guelph in 1970, he’s made a living as a teacher, carpenter/contractor, artist and writer ---In the tradition of true Irish st... View more info

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The Stream Runs Fast - My Own Story By Nellie McClung ( Autobiography )

By: McClung, Nellie L.

Price: $19.73

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Thomas Allen, 1946, 1st Edition, 2nd Printing: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 156583

Condition: Very Good (see description)


-----------hardcover, a solid Very Good copy,some foxing to the endpapers, a tight, square copy, in a chipped and torn but generally intact attractive dustjacket, 1+ onch loss at base of spine of jacket, jacket is now in a hi-quality mylar protector, 316 pages, b&w frontispiece, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

A Small Country Living ---with Wind in the Ash Tree ---with A Small Country Living Goes on -by Jeanine McMullen ---THREE VOLUMES / BOOKS

By: McMullen, Jeanine

Price: $22.37

Publisher: London, England / New York, N.Y., London, UK / N.Y. / New York: George Allen and Unwin / Unwin Hyman / Norton editions, 1984, 1988, 1991, 1st Printing for all: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 148889

ISBN: 0393030393

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


----------3 volumes (ONE SHIPPING PRICE ), hardcovers, all are Near Fine copies in a Near Fine dustjackets, a wee bit of foxing to text block of the first SMALL COUNTRY book, 219, 205, and 262 pages, b&w illustrations, GOES is a US Norton edition, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

A Change of Wings ( sequel to Ferry Command )

By: McVicar, Don

Price: $11.81

Publisher: England, Shrewsbury, UK: Airlife, 1984, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 149645

ISBN: 0906393426

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a lightly rubbed Near Fine dustjacket, 178 pages, b&w illustrations, picks up where Ferry Command left off, recounts ythe final days of the ferrying operations and McVicar's time as a civilian pilot including his time as a bush pilot in the canadian north, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

Image for The Second Death of George Mallory:  The Enigma and Spirit of Mount Everst -by Reinhold Messner ( 2nd )( Mt. )

The Second Death of George Mallory: The Enigma and Spirit of Mount Everst -by Reinhold Messner ( 2nd )( Mt. )

By: Messner, Reinhold ( George Mallory related)

Price: $11.81

Publisher: New York, NY, N.Y. / New York: St Martin's Press, 2001, 1st US Edition, First Printing: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 159211

ISBN: 0312268068

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


-----------hardcover, about 5.75w x 8.5h inches, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, 205 pages, b&w photos, ---"As a boy, climbing legend Reinhold Messner was inspired by another legend: George Mallory’s tragic final ascent of Mount Everest in 1924. To Messner, and to thousands of others, Mallory’s attempt -whether or not it succeeded—remains the greatest exploit in the annals of mountain climbing. Though Mallory’s body was finally found, we have lost... View more info

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JACK KEROUAC: A Portrait - King of the Beats ---by Barry Miles ( Beat Generation / Literature / Biography )

By: Miles, Barry ( Jack Kerouac related)

Price: $13.13

Publisher: London, England, London, UK: Virgin Publishing, 1998, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 155076

ISBN: 1852276088

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


-----------hardcover, about 6.25 x 9.5 inches, a Near Fine copy in a lightly rubbed Near Fine dustjacket with a bit of crinkling at lower spine tip, 332 pages, ---"Meticulously researched, this is a compelling exploration of the complex man and extraordinary writer whose creative mishmash of joyous incoherence, drug-induced ecstasy, genuine mysticism, and constant craving has persuaded so many to take to the road. In conformist 1950s America, Jack Kerouac's On the Ro... View more info

W O Mitchell COUNTRY -by Courtney Milne -a Signed Copy

By: Milne, Courtney (signed); Text By W O Mitchell (tipped-in signature), Selected By Orm and Barbara Mitchell

Price: $26.33

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: McClelland and Stewart ( M&S ), 1999, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 153756

ISBN: 0771061064

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


----------hardcover, about 10.75 x 11.75 inches, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, remainder mark, lower corners are bumped, signed by Courtney Milne, there is also a tipped-in W O MITCHELL signature, 231 pages, colour photos throughout, photos from the prairies and western life with passages and writings from WOM, overseas shipping (outside of Canada and the USA ) will require additional postage,, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and ... View more info

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Wild Goose Jack: Jack Miner's Autobiography - His Life and Religion

By: Miner, Jack ( Wild Goose Jack ), Preface By Manly Forest Miner , Contribution By John B Kennedy (taken from Collier's Magazine, December 3rd, 1927 ), Contribution By John F McGovern, Edgar A Guest; H R Wade; Boss Johnston, et al

Price: $14.45

Publisher: Ontario, Kingsville, ON.: Jack Miner Migratory Bird Foundation, 1969, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 143273

Condition: Very Good+ ( see Description )


----------hardcover, a Very Good+ copy with light wear and ever so slighly bumped lower corners, ink name and address on front blank endpaper, in a lightly rubbed Very Good dustjacket, 304 pages, b&w photos, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

Image for Late Booking: My First Twenty-Five Years in the Secondhand Book Trade -by Paul Minet ( 25 )( Bookseller Memoir )

Late Booking: My First Twenty-Five Years in the Secondhand Book Trade -by Paul Minet ( 25 )( Bookseller Memoir )

By: Minet, Paul

Price: $26.33

Publisher: England, Old Knowle, Frant, UK: Frantic Press, 1989, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 157030

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


-----------hardcover, about 6.25 x 8.75 inches, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, former owner's bookplate on front blank endpaper, 199 pages, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info