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

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

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

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 storytelling, McCann’s Shorts takes you by the hand and leads you on a nostalgic, often hilarious and sometimes tragic journe... 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

Image for My Two Worlds: A Memoir of an Aristocratic Polish Childhood, War and Emigration to Canada -by Peter Mielzynski Zychlinski  ( Poland )

My Two Worlds: A Memoir of an Aristocratic Polish Childhood, War and Emigration to Canada -by Peter Mielzynski Zychlinski ( Poland )

By: Mielzynski Zychlinski, Peter ; Preface By Suzanne Swan

Price: $46.13

Publisher: Canada, Canada: Peter Mielzynski Zychlinski, 2012, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2012

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 163963

ISBN: 1771360127

Condition: Fine (see description)


------------hardcover, about 6w x 9h inches, a Fine example in a Fine dustjacket, looks new,161 pages, b&w photos, 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 My Two Worlds: A Memoir of an Aristocratic Polish Childhood, War and Emigration to Canada -by Peter Mielzynski Zychlinski  ( Poland )

My Two Worlds: A Memoir of an Aristocratic Polish Childhood, War and Emigration to Canada -by Peter Mielzynski Zychlinski ( Poland )

By: Mielzynski Zychlinski, Peter ; Preface By Suzanne Swan

Price: $46.13

Publisher: Canada, Canada: Peter Mielzynski Zychlinski, 2012, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2012

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 164800

ISBN: 1771360127

Condition: Fine (see description)


------------hardcover, about 6w x 9h inches, a Fine example in a Fine dustjacket, a very faint hint of sunning to the spine, looks new,161 pages, b&w photos, 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 JACK KEROUAC:  A Portrait - King of the Beats ---by Barry Miles ( Beat Generation / Literature / Biography )

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 Road was greeted with both delirium and dismay. For his generation, he and the universe he created symbolized freedom. He ident... View more info

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Bare Faced Messiah: The True Story of L Ron Hubbard ( Scientology related)

By: Miller, Russell ( L Ron Hubbard related)

Price: $23.69

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Key Porter, 1987, 1st edition, First Printing: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 164017

ISBN: 1550130277

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


-----------hardcover, a Near Fine example, some very small marks on the bottom edge of the text block, in a lightly rubbed Very Good+ / Near Fine dustjacket, jacket is now in a hi-quality mylar protector --- 390 pages, b&w photographs, ----from wikipedia---"Bare-faced Messiah: The True Story of L. Ron Hubbard is a posthumous biography of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard by British journalist Russell Miller. The book takes a critical perspective, challenging the official account of Hubbard's life and work promoted by the Church of Scientology. It quotes extensively from official documen... 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 not a generic photo 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

Stories of My Life By Ivan Clifford Morgan as Told to His Daughter Mary Morgan McKnight (signed)

By: Morgan, Ivan Clifford as Told to His Daughter Mary Morgan McKnight (signed)

Price: $14.45

Publisher: Victoria, British Columbia, Victoria, BC: Trafford Publishing, 2004, 1st Edition, 3rd Printings: 2004

Edition: Later Printing of the first Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 149126

ISBN: 1412031095

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


------------trade paperback, a Near Fine copy, signed and inscribed by McKnight who may have also signed her father's name as the handwriting for both names is very similar (altho' it could be signed by Ivan ), 179 pages, b&w photos, ---"Stories of My Life: Ivan Clifford Morgan is a collection of fascinating remembrances chronicling 91 years of a life well lived. Recounting the sometimes harrowing history of his first ancestor in Canada. pioneer, John Matthews, Ivan Morgan relives childhood adventures from Ontario to Saskatchewan, ushers skeletons out of the closet, reveals historic, heart... View more info

Image for VIRUNGA:  The Passion of Dian Fossey ---signed By Farley Mowat (released in the USA as:  Woman in the Mists )

VIRUNGA: The Passion of Dian Fossey ---signed By Farley Mowat (released in the USA as: Woman in the Mists )

By: Mowat, Farley (signed)( Dian Fossey related)

Price: $32.93

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: McClelland and Stewart ( M&S ), 1987, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed (see description)

Seller ID: 165021

ISBN: 0771066775

Condition: Near Fine (see desciption)


----------hardcover, a Near Fine example, in a lightly rubbed Near Fine dustjacket which is now in a hi-quality mylar protector, signed without inscription and dated 1987 by Farley Mowat, 380 pages, colour and b&w photos, ---" On December 28, 1985 after eighteen years of research in the dripping rain forests of the Virunga volcanoes in central Africa, Dian Fossey was brutally murdered. Though not quite fifty-four years old, she had lived a life as remarkable and rewarding as that of any woman of our time. Dian Fossey went to Africa at the urging of famed anthropologist Dr. Louis Leakey t... View more info

Various Positions : A Life of Leonard Cohen ---by Ira B Nadel ( Biography )

By: Nadel, Ira B (Leonard Cohen related)

Price: $13.13

Publisher: Mississauga, Ontario, Mississauga, ON: Random House of Canada, Limited, 1996, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 152089

ISBN: 0394224132

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


-----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Very Good+ glassine dustjacket, a bit of light rubbing to glassine jacket, 325 pages, b&w photos, ---"For nearly forty years, Leonard Cohen has endured the ups and downs of an international career that has alternately identified him as the 'Prince of Bummers' and Canada's best known and most respected poet and performer ---Given access to Cohen's private archive of unpublished letters, journals, notebooks, songs, and other writings, and incorporating interviews with Cohen and his closest friends and colleagues, Ira Nadel gives us a meticulously d... View more info

Various Positions : A Life of Leonard Cohen, with a New Afterword by the author ---by Ira B Nadel ( Biography )

By: Nadel, Ira B, with a New Afterword by the author (Leonard Cohen related)

Price: $11.81

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Vintage Canada / Random House, 1997, 1st Softcover Edition, 2nd Printing: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 151307

ISBN: 0679308849

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


-----------trade paperback, a Near Fine copy with a bit of light rubbing, 336 pages, b&w photos, ---"For nearly forty years, Leonard Cohen has endured the ups and downs of an international career that has alternately identified him as the 'Prince of Bummers' and Canada's best known and most respected poet and performer ---Given access to Cohen's private archive of unpublished letters, journals, notebooks, songs, and other writings, and incorporating interviews with Cohen and his closest friends and colleagues, Ira Nadel gives us a meticulously detailed and insightful portrait of this singu... View more info

Image for The Other Dickens:  A Life of Catherine Hogarth -by Lillian Nayder / Cornell University Press ( Charles Dickens related)

The Other Dickens: A Life of Catherine Hogarth -by Lillian Nayder / Cornell University Press ( Charles Dickens related)

By: Nayder, Lillian ( Catherine Hogarth / Kate )( Charles Dickens related )

Price: $32.93

Publisher: Ithaca, New York, Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press ( CUP ), 2011, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 163806

ISBN: 0801447879

Condition: Fine (see description)


---------hardcover, a Fine example, in a Fine dustjacket, 359 pages, b&w photos.---"Catherine Hogarth, who came from a cultured Scots family, married Charles Dickens in 1836, the same year he began serializing his first novel. Together they traveled widely, entertained frequently, and raised ten children. In 1858, the celebrated writer pressured Catherine to leave their home, unjustly alleging that she was mentally disordered?unfit and unloved as wife and mother. Constructing a plotline nearly as powerful as his stories of Scrooge and Little Nell, Dickens created the image of his wife as a... View more info

Beyond the Trees: An Arctic Experience -by Monica Newlands -a Signed Copy

By: Newlands, Monica (signed)

Price: $13.13

Publisher: England, Cambridgeshire, UK: Melrose Books, 2010, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2010

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 150673

ISBN: 1907040099

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


-----------trade paperback, a Near Fine copy, signed by the author, 145 pages, b&w photos, ---" Monica Newlands was born Monica Scott in Barbados and has lived, studied, and worked in Quebec, the Canadian Arctic, Newfoundland, Uganda, Kenya and Australia. She holds B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from McGill University and a B.Ed. degree from Memorial University in Newfoundland. She taught for many years at Combermere School in Barbados. She is currently the owner of a successful floristry business Quality FlowersA" in Barbados, which she and a partner founded when they both retired early from... View more info

Image for Giant's Dream:  A Healing Journey Through Nitassinan -by Nikashant Antane -a Signed Copy ( Innu / Snowshoeing Through Newfoundland and Labrador )

Giant's Dream: A Healing Journey Through Nitassinan -by Nikashant Antane -a Signed Copy ( Innu / Snowshoeing Through Newfoundland and Labrador )

By: Nikashant Antane / Michel Andruw - Alex Andrew (signed)

Price: $23.69

Publisher: St John's, Newfoundland, St John's, Newfoundland / Labrador: Creative Publishers, 2011, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 154450

ISBN: 1897174535

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


------------softcover, about 11 x 8.5 inches, a Near Fine copy, signed on the half-title page Michel Andruw and also signed Best wishes Alex Andrew, 101 pages, colour photos, ---"This book invites the reader, through stunning photographs and vivid words, to accompany Giant (Michel Andrew) as he journeys 400 kilometres across northeastern Nitassinan (Labrador) on snowshoes pulling a toboggan. Inspired by his deceased grandfather’s counsel conferred in a dream, Giant elicits the help of his uncle Nikashant to organize a walk to raise awareness and funds for diabetes, a disease afflicting s... View more info

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The Megan Mullally Handbook: Everything You Need to Know About Megan Mullally

By: No Author ( Emily Smith ? ) ( Megan Mullally related)

Price: $39.53

Publisher: New York, NY, USA: No Publisher ( Emereo Publishing ?), NO DATE ( 2013 ? ), 1st Edition, First Printing: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 165272

Condition: Near Fine (see desciption)


-----------softcover, a Near Fine example, light rubbing, faint horizontal crack on spine, 396 pages, b&w photos, a collection of articles from predominately online sources, 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 Wall St. And Broad:  The Intimate Memoirs of a Female on Wall Street -by Teri Palmer

Wall St. And Broad: The Intimate Memoirs of a Female on Wall Street -by Teri Palmer

By: Palmer, Teri

Price: $19.73

Publisher: New York, NY, N.Y. / New York: Dell, 1976, 1st Dell Edition, First Printing ( Canadian Imprint ): 1976

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 164470

Condition: Very Good (see description)


----------paperback, a solid Very Good example, light wear and rubbing, a bit of age toning to paper, identical to the US edition but printed in Canada, the cover art is uncredited but I believe the photo of Wall St has a Bill Wenzel busty blonde used as the female figure, certainly Wenzel-like, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo. ///NOT SIGNED ---GUARANTEED to be AVAILABLE/// View more info