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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of Bummers' and Canada's best known and most respected poet and performer ---Given access to Cohen's private archive of unpublished letters, journals, notebooks, songs, and other writings, and incorporating interviews with Cohen and his closest friends and colleagues, Ira Nadel gives us a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

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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

Image for In Quest of the Perfect Book:  Reminiscences and Reflections of a Bookman -by William Dana Orcutt ( Memoir )

In Quest of the Perfect Book: Reminiscences and Reflections of a Bookman -by William Dana Orcutt ( Memoir )

By: Orcutt, William Dana

Price: $19.73

Publisher: Boston, Massachussetts, Boston, MA.: Little, Brown and Company, 1926, 1st Edition, 2nd Printing: 1926

Edition: Later Printing of the first Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 157026

Condition: Very Good+ ( see Description )


-----------hardcover, about 6 x 9 inches, a Very Good+ copy in brown cloth with gilt lettering and design, upper edge gilt, ink name and 1927 date on front blank endpaper, no dustjacket, 316 pages, b&w photos, colour frontispiece, 1920'2 former owners bookplate on verso of front board, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo 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

School Days at Chatsworth: A Personal Memoir of the War Years - a Signed Copy

By: Park, Nancie (signed)

Price: $13.13

Publisher: Derby, England, Derby, UK: Derbyshire Countryside Limited, 2003, 1st edition , Later Printing: 2003

Edition: Later Printing of the first Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 148746

ISBN: 0851001173

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


-----------trade paperback, a Near Fine copy, signed by the author, 122 pages, b&w photographs, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

A Child of Bliss: Growing Up with Mervyn Peake -by Sebastian Peake

By: Peake, Sebastian ( Mervyn Peake related)

Price: $13.13

Publisher: Oxford, England, Oxford, UK: Lennard Books, 1989, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 151545

ISBN: 1852910577

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


-----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, looks quite close to new, jacket is in a hi-quality mylar protector, 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 James Tiptree Jr:  The Double Life of Alice Sheldon -by Julie Phillips ( Biography )

James Tiptree Jr: The Double Life of Alice Sheldon -by Julie Phillips ( Biography )

By: Phillips, Julie ( James Tiptree Jr / Alice sheldon related)

Price: $13.13

Publisher: New York, NY, N.Y. / New York: Picador / St Martin's Press, 2007, 1st Printing: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 161493

ISBN: 0312426941

Condition: Near Fine (see desciption)


-----------trade paperback, about 5.5w x 8.5h inches, a Near Fine example, looks and feels like it is unread, no writing in the book, a sharp copy, 545 pages, b&w photos, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

Image for By the Way ---by Gordon Pinsent -a Signed Copy ( Autobiography / Biography )( Canadian Actor )

By the Way ---by Gordon Pinsent -a Signed Copy ( Autobiography / Biography )( Canadian Actor )

By: Pinsent, Gordon (signed)

Price: $19.73

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Stoddart, 1992, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 155904

ISBN: 0773726470

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, ink name on front blank endpaper, signed without inscription by Mr Pinsent, 264 pages, b&w photos, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

Gordon: The Man Behind the Legend -by John Pollock ( Chinese Gordon, Gordon Pasha, and Gordon of Khartoum / Governor-General of the Sudan )( Charles )

By: Pollock, John

Price: $14.45

Publisher: London, England, London, UK: Constable, 1993, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 151080

ISBN: 0094685606

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


-----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine price clipped dustjacket, small nick at upper spine tip, 373 pages, b&w photos, ---" This biography is the story of General Charles Gordon - his exploits in the Crimean War, his secondment to the Chinese government to defeat the Boxer rebels, his care of street boys in Gravesend, his rule in Sudan and persecution of the slave trade and, finally, his death in 1885 trying to save the people of Khartoum from fire and sword - remains one of the great sagas of the 19th century. The author has used extensive manuscript sources to reveal the z... View more info

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Paris Was Our Mistress: Memoirs of a Lost and Found Generation -by Samuel Putnam

By: Putnam, Samuel

Price: $23.69

Publisher: London, England, London, UK: Plantin Publishers, 1987, 1st Edition Thus , First Printing: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 156054

ISBN: 1870495020

Condition: Very Good+ ( see Description )


----------trade paperback, about 5.5 x 9 inches, a Very Good+ copy with a bit light wear and rubbing, a tight square copy, 264 pages, ---"Paris between the two world wars provided the setting for as fabulous a group of artists, poets and writers, of geniuses and charlatans, as ever lived in the same city at the same time. For dozens of Americans and others, these were the years of exile. Today many of their names are very much a part of our literary and artistic heritage, so what was it that made them exiles; what were the goals they sought; what sort of people were they and what kind o... View more info

GARBO: Portraits from Her Private Collection ( Greta Garbo - B&W Photographs )

By: Reisfeld, Scott; Robert Dance / Rizzoli Books ( Greta Garbo )

Price: $14.45

Publisher: New York, NY, N.Y. / New York: Rizzoli, 2005, 1st Edition, 2nd Printing: 2005

Edition: Later Printing of the first Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 151628

ISBN: 0847827240

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


------------hardcover, about 9 x 13 inches, a Near Fine copy, in a Near Fine dustjacket, faint small crease on front flap, a bit of light rubbing to the jacket, 255 pages, packed with b&w/two-tone photographs, a lovely collection of photographs for one of the most enigmatic movie stars -even today, ---" Famously elusive, Greta Garbo only had her picture taken when a contract required it. She shunned publicity, kept her private life a secret, and rejected the spotlight. Though ambivalent about fame and her public image, Garbo saved all of her favorite portraits, carefully archiving original... View more info

Image for Gabrielle Roy:  A Life ---by Francois Ricard ( Biography / Canadian Literature )

Gabrielle Roy: A Life ---by Francois Ricard ( Biography / Canadian Literature )

By: Ricard, Francois (signed ? ); Translated By Patricia Claxton ( SIGNED ) ( Gabrielle Roy related)

Price: $26.33

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

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 155141

ISBN: 0771074514

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


-----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, looks close to new and may actually be unread, signed by Claxton, as well this may be signed by Ricard as there is a second signature in a different pen and style which is difficult to make out (if you squint and turn out the lights and hide in a closet I can kinda see the signature as being by Ricard ), 600 pages, b&w photos, ---"Despite the popularity and critical success Gabrielle Roy found as a writer, she lived a life often touched by sadness. In this definitive account of her life, François Ricard draws a penetrating... View more info

Image for The Stone Thrower:  A Daughter's Lessons, a Father's Life -A Memoir ( CFL / Canadian Football League Related / Hamilton Tiger Cats / Chuck Ealey related)

The Stone Thrower: A Daughter's Lessons, a Father's Life -A Memoir ( CFL / Canadian Football League Related / Hamilton Tiger Cats / Chuck Ealey related)

By: Richardson, Jael Ealey ( Chuck Ealey - (signed)

Price: $32.93

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Thomas Allen, 2012, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2012

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed (see description)

Seller ID: 163580

ISBN: 1771022051

Condition: Near Fine (see desciption)


----------trade paperback, about 6w x 9h inches, a Near Fine copy, signed and inscribed by Chuck Ealey "To R____ All the best as a great Fan! Chuck Ealey", 239 pages, b&w and colour photos, ---" A daughter discovers herself while uncovering her father's legendary past in football. --At the age of thirty, Jael Ealey Richardson travelled with her father--former CFL quarterback Chuck Ealey--for the first time to a small town in southern Ohio for his fortieth high school reunion. Knowing very little about her father's past, Richardson was searching for the story behind her father's m... View more info

Image for This Year in Jerusalem ---by Mordecai Richler -a Signed Copy

This Year in Jerusalem ---by Mordecai Richler -a Signed Copy

By: Richler, Mordecai (signed),

Price: $30.29

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Knopf Canada, 1994, 1st edition, First Printing: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 152101

ISBN: 0394280555

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


-----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, signed without inscription by Richler on the half title page, a nice clear signature, 292 pages, ---Part autobiography, part history, part political commentary - and quintessentially Richler -THIS YEAR IN JERUSALEM is irreverent, illuminating, and provocative. A personal, often hilariously funny memoir about growing up Jewish in Canada, it is also a passionate and honest examination of Zionism and the state of Israel., any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

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Memoirs of a Karate Fighter ---by Ralph Robb -a Signed Copy

By: Robb, Ralph (signed)(aka Sylvester Young )

Price: $52.73

Publisher: Co. Cork, Ireland, Cork, Ireland: Raldon Books, 2006, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 157523

ISBN: 0955216923

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


-----------trade paperback, about 5 x 7.75 inches, a Near Fine copy, signed and inscribed "To S_______ and T__ enjoy the read. R Robb", 180 pages, ---"Memoirs of a Karate Fighter is a hard-hitting account of karate training during the 1980s in one of Europe's toughest dojos. In this gripping story, Ralph Robb gives an insight into the training methods and philosophy of the Wolverhampton YMCA karate club - which was once the top club in Britain. The YMCA won innumerable tournaments, and amongst its greatest achievements were two All-styles British Clubs championships, five UK Wado t... View more info

Image for Happy Trails:  The Story of Roy Rogers and Dale Evans (includes a Filmography )( King of the Cowboys / Queen of the West )

Happy Trails: The Story of Roy Rogers and Dale Evans (includes a Filmography )( King of the Cowboys / Queen of the West )

By: Rogers, Roy; Dale Evans; Carlton Stowers

Price: $13.13

Publisher: Texas, USA, Waco, TX: Word Books, 1979, 1st Edition, 2nd Printing: 1979

Edition: Later Printing of the first Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 152411

ISBN: 0849900867

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


-----------hard cover, a Near Fine copy, in a Very Good+ price clipped dustjacket with a very short closed tear, 213 pages, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

The Diary of a Maritimer, 1816 - 1901: The Life and Times of Joseph Salter / International Maritime Economic History Association

By: Ross, Nancy Redmayne (ed.), Foreword By Charles A Armour / Joseph Salter

Price: $17.09

Publisher: St John's, Newfoundland, St John's, NL: International Maritime Economic History Association, 1996, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 150685

ISBN: 0969588593

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


-----------trade paperback, a Near Fine copy, 231 pages, b&w photos and illustrations, ---" Joseph Salter (June 7, 1816- January 1, 1901) was a Canadian politician and businessman, becoming Moncton’s first mayor and one of the leading shipbuilders in the Maritime Provinces. As a young man, Salter crossed the Atlantic 36 times and built some of the finest and largest ships in Westmorland County."---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

Image for Between Boards:  New Thoughts on Old Books ( Bookseller Memoir )

Between Boards: New Thoughts on Old Books ( Bookseller Memoir )

By: Rostenberg, Leona and Madeleine B Stern

Price: $11.81

Publisher: Santa Monica, California, Santa Monica, CA.: Modoc Press, 1989, 1st Modoc Edition, First Printing: 1989

Edition: First Printing

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 157027

ISBN: 0929246020

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


-----------trade paperback, about 6 x 9 inches, a Near Fine copy with a wee bit of very light rubbing and tip wear, 221 pages, ---"Reminiscences of two grand ladies of the bookselling world. These decades long friends, business and life partners became widely known in the late 1990s while in their late eighties when their memoir on the rare book trade, "Old Books, Rare Friends" became a deserved best selle"---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info