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

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 i... 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... View more info

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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 th... View more info

Image for Joseph Anton:  A Memoir -by Salman Rushdie -a Signed Copy ( Autobiography )

Joseph Anton: A Memoir -by Salman Rushdie -a Signed Copy ( Autobiography )

By: Rushdie, Salman (signed)

Price: $32.93

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Knopf Canada / Random House, 2012, 1st edition, 2nd Printing: 2012

Edition: Later Printing of the first Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 159087

ISBN: 0307401367

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


-----------hardcover, a Near Fine/Fine copy in a Near Fine/Fine dustjacket, looks new, signed without inscription by Salman Rushdie, 636 pages, ---"On February 14, 1989, Valentine’s Day, Salman Rushdie was telephoned by a BBC journalist and told that he had been “sentenced to death” by the Ayatollah Khomeini. For the first time he heard the word fatwa. His crime? To have written a novel called The Satanic Verses, which was accused of being “against Islam, the... View more info

A Truthful Woman in Southern California -by Kate Sanborn (inc. Coronado Beach, San Diego, Los Angeles, Pasadena, Mount Wilson, San Bernardion, Riverside, and Santa Barbara )

By: Sanborn, Kate

Price: $11.81

Publisher: New York, NY, N.Y. / New York: D Appleton and Co., 1901, 1st Edition, Later Printing: 1901

Edition: Later Printing of the first Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 153224

Condition: Very Good (see description)


-----------small hardcover, about 4.5 x 7 inches, a solid Very Good copy, no dustjacket as issued, a bit of light wear, a bit of age darkening to the spine, ink name and Pasadena CA. address and date of 1902 on front blank endpaper, lovely poppy motif on front board, small charming butterfly illustration on spine, 192 pages, a pleasing copy, ---New England humorist Kate Sanborn ( 1839-1917 ) wrote widely and taught at Smith College. A truthful woman in southern Californ... View more info

Life as I Have Known it Has Been Finger Lickin' Good -by Col. ( Colonel ) Harland Sanders ( KFC / Kentucky Fried Chicken )( Finger Licking Good )

By: Sanders, Col. Harland ( Colonel )( KFC / Kentucky Fried Chicken )

Price: $28.97

Publisher: Illinois, Carol Stream, IL: Creation House, 1974, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 153083

ISBN: 0884190536

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


-------------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a lightly rubbed Very Good dustjacket with some light edge wear and short closed tears, 144 pages, b&w photos, colour photo of the Colonel and Mrs Colonel on rear panel of jacket,any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

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Two Lives ---by Vikram Seth -a Signed Copy ( Memoir )

By: Seth, Vikram (signed)

Price: $19.73

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: McArthur and Company, 2005, 1st edition, First Printing: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 157237

ISBN: 1552784967

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, ink name on front blank endpaper, 503 pages, b&w photos, ---"Widely acclaimed as one of the world's greatest living writers, Vikram Seth -- author of the international bestseller A Suitable Boy -- tells the heartrending true story of a friendship, a marriage, and a century. Weaving together the strands of two extraordinary lives -- Shanti Behari Seth, an immigrant from India who came to Berlin to study... View more info

Image for The Uncrushable Rose:  A Memoir from Concentration Camp to Becoming a Free Woman -by Bambi Nancy Shen -a Signed Copy ( Japanese Prisoner )

The Uncrushable Rose: A Memoir from Concentration Camp to Becoming a Free Woman -by Bambi Nancy Shen -a Signed Copy ( Japanese Prisoner )

By: Shen, Bambi Nancy (signed); Foreword By Manouchehr ( Manny ) Pedram

Price: $13.13

Publisher: Kansas City, Missouri, Kansas City, MO: How High the Moon Publishing, 2011, 1st Edition, 2nd Printing: 2011

Edition: Later Printing of the first Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 159140

ISBN: 0974360619

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


------------softcover, about 6 x 9 inches, a Near Fine copy, 248 pages, b&w photos, signed and inscribed by the author, ---From the back cover, "Wrong...Wrong...Wrong...her mother's words sounded like a gong, over and over, tolling the doom of her destiny--a Chinese born the undesired gender. These words permeated the youth of author Bambi Shen, who, like all Chinese women, has had to contend with the legacy of millennia of cultural subordination and oppression of wo... View more info

Image for The Life of Eric Gill -by Robert Speaight ( Biography )

The Life of Eric Gill -by Robert Speaight ( Biography )

By: Speaight, Robert ( Eric Gill related)

Price: $14.45

Publisher: London, England, London, UK: Methuen, 1966, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 154394

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


-----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Very Good price clipped dustjacket, a bit of light rubbing, some short closed tears which are now stabilized with a hi-quality mylar protector, 393 pages, b&w photos, includes some reproductions of Gill's elegant book designs, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo. View more info

Must WRITE: Edna Staebler's Diaries ( advance uncorrected proof copy )

By: Staebler, Edna; Edited By Christl Verduyn

Price: $13.13

Publisher: Waterloo, Ontario, Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press ( WLUP ), 2005, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 153115

ISBN: 0889204810

Condition: Very Good+ ( see Description )


----------softcover, about 6 x 9 inches, a Very Good+ copy with a wee bit of light rubbing, 289 pages, b&w photos, an advance uncorrected proof copy, ---"Long before she became the renowned author of the best-selling Schmecks cookbooks, an award-winning journalist for magazines such as Macleans, and a creative non-fiction mentor, Edna Staebler was a writer of a different sort. Staebler began serious diary writing at the age of sixteen and continued to write for over ... View more info

Image for Life's Journey of a Refugee:  Memoirs of a World War II Survivor -by Edwin Stalzer ( WWII )( Yugoslavia / Yugoslavian )

Life's Journey of a Refugee: Memoirs of a World War II Survivor -by Edwin Stalzer ( WWII )( Yugoslavia / Yugoslavian )

By: Stalzer, Edwin (SIGNED ?)

Price: $26.33

Publisher: New York, NY, N.Y. / New York: iUniverse Inc., 2004, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed (?)

Seller ID: 161856

ISBN: 0595669204

Condition: Near Fine (see desciption)


-----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy, in a very lightly rubbed Near Fine dustjacket, inscription on half-title page is largely indecipherable but it might be by the author, laid in is a Life's Journey bookmark, 247 pages plus additional photos, photos are in b&w, --- Life's Journey of a Refugee is a unique voyage from the cauldron of early 20th-century ethnic cleansing to the melting-pot of the mid-century American Dream, from the wrong side of World War II through the... View more info

Past to Present: A Reporter's Story of War, Spies, People and Politics -by William Stevenson, Author of A Man Called Intrepid (a signed copy)

By: Stevenson, William ( Bill )( SIGNED )

Price: $19.73

Publisher: Connecticutt, Guilford, CT.: LP / Lyons Press, 2012, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2012

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 153285

ISBN: 0762773707

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


-----------hardcover,a Near Fine copy in a lightly rubbed Near Fine dustjacket, 264 pages, b&w photos, signed and inscribed "To M___ William ( Bill ) Stevenson", ---"William Stevenson may be best known for his friendship with and books about another William Stephenson, otherwise known as Intrepid, whose spy network and secret diplomacy changed the course of history. Originally published in 1976, A Man Called Intrepid sold over 2 million copies and quickly be... View more info

Image for PHOENIX HARVEST: China - Autobiography, History, Book 5  ( Volume 2 of My House Has Two Doors ) -by Han Suyin

PHOENIX HARVEST: China - Autobiography, History, Book 5 ( Volume 2 of My House Has Two Doors ) -by Han Suyin

By: Suyin, Han ( Elizabeth Comber, born Rosalie Elisabeth Kuanghu Chow )

Price: $10.49

Publisher: London, England, London, UK: Triad Grafton, 1986, 1st Triad Grafton Edition, 3rd Printing: 1986

Edition: Later printing(s)

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 155713

ISBN: 0586054146

Condition: Very Good (see description)


-----------paperback, a solid Very Good copy, quite clean and tidy, 318 pages, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

Image for FIVE ITEMS - The Dionnes ---by Ellie Tesher / The Baby: Department of Health of Ontario  / The Dionne Quintuplets: Growing Up ----- Exclusive Pictures (Three Books Plus Cup and Plate )

FIVE ITEMS - The Dionnes ---by Ellie Tesher / The Baby: Department of Health of Ontario / The Dionne Quintuplets: Growing Up ----- Exclusive Pictures (Three Books Plus Cup and Plate )

By: Tesher, Ellie ( Cecile & Annette & Yvonne Dionne )( Dionne Quituplets ) / No Author / Department of Health of Ontario / NEA Services / Platt & Munk / Stephen Slesinger / Dr. Dafoe / Royal Winton / Buckfast Potteries

Price: $132.00

Publisher: Ontario and New York, Toronto, ON: Doubleday Canada, 1999, 1st Edition, 1st Printing / Ontario: Department of Health / NEA Service, 1936 / 1937, 1st Edition, 1st Printing / Publisher: N.Y.: Platt & Munk / NEA Services, 1935, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 155977

ISBN: 0385258437

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


-----------5 items ( ONE SHIPPING PRICE ) ---, TWO HARDCOVER BOOKS / ONE SOFTCOVER BOOK / ONE CUP / ONE PLATE ---The Tesher book ( Doubleday 1999 ) is a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, 324 pages, b&w photos, "In candid conversations, the three surviving sisters lift the veil of secrecy, exposing the stories of their adult lives after the 'fairy tale' had ended. --- In addition to (their) personal struggles, The Dionnes recounts the stories of their friend... View more info

Image for The Folio Anthology of Autobiography / Folio Society Edition

The Folio Anthology of Autobiography / Folio Society Edition

By: Thirlwell, Angela (ed)(inc. H E Bates; Dylan Thomas; Maya Angelou; Paul Auster; Simone De Beauvoir; Winston Churchill; Charles Darwin; Eric Gill; C S Lewis; Vladimir Nabokov; Margaret Sanger; Theodore Roosevelt; Evelyn Waugh; et al

Price: $17.09

Publisher: London, England, London, UK: Folio Society, 1994, 1st Folio Edition, First Printing: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 162571

Condition: Fine (see description)


----------hardcover, about 6.25w x 10h inches, a Fine example, no dustjacket as issued, in a Near Fine lightly rubbed slipcase, 397 pages, b&wphotos, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

Image for John Knowlittle:  The Life of the Yarmouth Naturalist Arthur Henry Patterson, ALS -by Beryl Tooley -a Signed Copy

John Knowlittle: The Life of the Yarmouth Naturalist Arthur Henry Patterson, ALS -by Beryl Tooley -a Signed Copy

By: Tooley, Beryl (signed) ( John Knowlittle / Arthur Henry Patterson )

Price: $23.69

Publisher: Sprowston, Norwich, England, Sprowston, Norwich, UK: Wilson-Poole Publishers, 1985: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 156489

ISBN: 0950659274

Condition: Very Good+ ( see Description )


----------softcover, about 7 x 9.5 inches, a very Good+ copy, a wee bit of light rubbing, signed by the author Beryl Tooley, 159 pages, b&w photos and illustrations, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

Image for A Family on Wheels:  Further Adventures of the Trapp Family Singers -by Maria Augusta Trapp -a Signed Copy ( Maria von Trapp )

A Family on Wheels: Further Adventures of the Trapp Family Singers -by Maria Augusta Trapp -a Signed Copy ( Maria von Trapp )

By: Trapp, Maria Augusta (signed)( Maria von Trapp ); with Ruth T Murdoch

Price: $46.13

Publisher: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia: J B Lippincott, 1959, 1st Edition, 8th Printing: 1959

Edition: Later Printing of the first Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 156476

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


------------hardcover, about 5.5 x 8 inches, a Near Fine copy in a lightly rubbed Very Good price clipped dustjacket, signed by Maria Trapp, gift inscription dated 1970 on front blank endpaper, 222 pages, b&w photos, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

Image for Travels with Alice -by Calvin Trillin -a Signed Copy

Travels with Alice -by Calvin Trillin -a Signed Copy

By: Trillin, Calvin (signed)

Price: $13.13

Publisher: New York, NY, N.Y. / New York: Ticknor and Fields, 1989, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 148026

ISBN: 0899199100

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


-----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a lightly rubbed Very Good+ price clipped dustjacket with a short closed tear, signed by Trillin, 195 pages, ---"This delightful book collects Calvin Trillin's accounts of his trips to Europe with his wife, Alice, and their two daughters. In Taormina, Sicily, they cheerfully disagree with Mrs. Tweedie's 1904 assertion that the beautiful town "is being spoilt," and skip the Grand Tour in favor of swimming holes, table ... View more info

Time to go Home: A Memoir -by William Tsai -a Signed Copy ( Chinese Family Immigration History / Canada )

By: Tsai, William "Bill" (signed)

Price: $32.93

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: William Tsai / Self Published, 2002, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 161459

Condition: Near Fine (see desciption)


-----------softcover, about 8.5w x 11h inches, a Near Fine example, a couple of samll address labels from a former owner, signed and inscribed by the author to that person, typed signed letter from the author laid in, 354 pages, a few b&w photos, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info