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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... View more info

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

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 h... 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 spotligh... 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 wr... 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 h... 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 stat... 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 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

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 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: $13.13

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

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

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