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

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

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: Artist of Life explores the development and fruition of Bruce Lee's thoughts about gung fu (kung fu), philosophy, psychology, poet... View more info

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

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 in the world: Ontario's Algonquin Park. When he got there, he was home for the rest of his life. From the true nature of fi... 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

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

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, Messner believes, the spirit that guided him; summiting Everest has become merely a corporate challenge and a matter of tec... 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 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

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

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

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

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

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Eastern Passage -by Farley Mowat

By: Mowat, Farley

Price: $14.45

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: McClelland and Stewart ( M&S ), 2010, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2010

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 153735

ISBN: 0771064918

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy, in a Near Fine dustjacket, 210 pages, ---"Eastern Passage is a new and captivating piece of the puzzle of Farley Mowat’s life: the years from his return from the north in the late 1940s to his discovery of Newfoundland and his love affair with the sea in the 1950s. This was a time in which he wrote his first books and weathered his first storms of controversy, a time when he was discovering himself through experiences that, as he writes, "go to the heart of who and what I was" during his formative years as a writer and activist. In the 1950... 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