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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

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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

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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 A Sloth in the Family -by Hermann Tirler / Introduction By Gerald Durrell ( Story of Nepomuk the Sloth )

A Sloth in the Family -by Hermann Tirler / Introduction By Gerald Durrell ( Story of Nepomuk the Sloth )

By: Tirler, Hermann; Introduction By Gerald Durrell , Translated By Maurice Michael

Price: $26.33

Publisher: London, England, London, UK: The Harvill Press, 1966, 1st UK edition, First Printing: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 163903

Condition: Near Fine (see desciption)


-----------hardcover, about 5.5w x 8.5h inches, a Near Fine example, in a Very Good price clipped dustjacket, light rubbing, some short tears with old tape repairs on the verso, browning to the spine, 47 pages, colour 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 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

The Last Trapper ---by Nicolas Vanier (filmed as Le Dernier Trappeur By Jean-Pierre Bailly )( Norman Winther )

By: Vanier, Nicolas (and Diane ), Translated from the French By Florence Brutton

Price: $26.33

Publisher: Canada, Canada (likely Toronto): Prospero Books, 2005, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 153015

ISBN: 1552678717

Condition: Fine (see description)


------------large (large quarto) hardcover, a Fine copy in a Fine dustjacket, unread, taken out of the shrinkwrap so a high=quality mylar protector could be put on the jacket, packed with absolutely stunning colour photos throughout, from the rear cover: " Norman Winther is one of the last surviving trappers of the Great White North. One night, a blizzard brings him together with another great lover of nature, Nicolas Vanier. From that meeting is born The Last Trap... View more info

Image for The Last Trapper ---by Nicolas Vanier (filmed as Le Dernier Trappeur By Jean-Pierre Bailly )( Norman Winther )

The Last Trapper ---by Nicolas Vanier (filmed as Le Dernier Trappeur By Jean-Pierre Bailly )( Norman Winther )

By: Vanier, Nicolas (and Diane ), Translated from the French By Florence Brutton

Price: $22.37

Publisher: Canada, Canada (likely Toronto): Prospero Books, 2005, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 154928

ISBN: 1552678717

Condition: Very Good+ ( see Description )


------------large (large quarto) hardcover, about 10.5 x 14 inches, a Very Good+ copy with a wee bit of very light edge wear, in a chipped and torn Good dustjacket, packed with absolutely stunning colour photos throughout, from the rear cover: " Norman Winther is one of the last surviving trappers of the Great White North. One night, a blizzard brings him together with another great lover of nature, Nicolas Vanier. From that meeting is born The Last Trapper, firs... View more info

Image for Don't Call Me a Legend:  The Extraordinary Story of International Pilot Charlie Vaughn ---by Garth Wallace -a signed copy

Don't Call Me a Legend: The Extraordinary Story of International Pilot Charlie Vaughn ---by Garth Wallace -a signed copy

By: Wallace, Garth (signed) (with Charlie Vaughn -signed )

Price: $26.33

Publisher: Merrickville, Ontario, Merrickville, ON: Happy Landings, 1996, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 156805

ISBN: 0969732236

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, signed by Wallace and Vaughn (without inscription), 234 pages, b&w photos, ---"Charlie Vaughn is a modern aviation legend. His remarkable career is a one-man history of how blue collar flying has evolved in Canada over the last 50 years. Charlie has worked as a pilot in flying training, float flying, agriculture aviation, charter flying, sightseeing, frost flying, air racing, cargo flying, aircraft ferr... View more info

Image for Roughin' it in the Bush:  Faded Memories & Other Journeys -by Michael J Walsh ( Biography / Autobiography )

Roughin' it in the Bush: Faded Memories & Other Journeys -by Michael J Walsh ( Biography / Autobiography )

By: Walsh, Michael J

Price: $11.81

Publisher: Oakville, Ontario, Oakville, ON: Mosaic Press, 2012, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2012

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 161620

ISBN: 0889629412

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


----------softcover, about 6w x 9h inches, a near Fine example, 96 pages, b&w photos, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

Image for Where Cold Winds Blow:  33 Years in the Arctic -by Bill Webb  -a Signed Copy ( Thirty-Three )

Where Cold Winds Blow: 33 Years in the Arctic -by Bill Webb -a Signed Copy ( Thirty-Three )

By: Webb, Bill (signed)

Price: $13.13

Publisher: Canada, Canada: Penumbra Press, 2004, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 148393

ISBN: 1894131452

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, signed by Webb, 268 pages, colour photos, ---"Where Cold Winds Blow is a story about a group of individuals who patrol the high Arctic in Coast Guard Icebreakers escorting commercial vessels to various settlements and sites throughout the Islands, and how they prepare to meet the challenges created by extreme ice and weather conditions, 200 to 300-foot icebergs, and the isolation and loneliness of the A... View more info

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Where Cold Winds Blow: 33 Years in the Arctic -by Bill Webb -a Signed Copy ( Thirty-Three )

By: Webb, Bill (signed)

Price: $13.13

Publisher: Canada, Canada: Penumbra Press, 2004, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 160817

ISBN: 1894131452

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, signed by Webb, 268 pages, colour photos, ---"Where Cold Winds Blow is a story about a group of individuals who patrol the high Arctic in Coast Guard Icebreakers escorting commercial vessels to various settlements and sites throughout the Islands, and how they prepare to meet the challenges created by extreme ice and weather conditions, 200 to 300-foot icebergs, and the isolation and loneliness of the A... View more info

The Man Who Was Erdnase ( S W Erdnase )( Hugo Furney Related, International Brotherhood of Magicians )

By: Whaley, Bart with Martin Gardner and Jeff Busby ( S W Erdnase related)( Hugo Furney related)

Price: $131.93

Publisher: Oakland, California, Oakland, CA.: Jeff Busby Magic, Inc., 1991, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Owner

Seller ID: 156282

ISBN: 1563010003

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy with a bit of very light wear, small address label for Hugo Furney on the front blank endpaper, as well Furney has printed his name and address on the front blank endpaper, Furney was a legend in Southern Ontario magic circles, he aided many up and coming magicians including the very famous Doug Henning. ---Hugo was a long time (over 40 years) performer in Southern Ontario and the Niagara Peninsula who also portrayed the wizard Merli... View more info

Image for Will I Ever be Somebody? ---The 1918 Diary of May Frances Denton ---a signed Copy

Will I Ever be Somebody? ---The 1918 Diary of May Frances Denton ---a signed Copy

By: Wietgrefe, Joanne Denton (signed), May Frances Denton

Price: $13.13

Publisher: USA, Alfred Station, N.Y.: Goose Pasture Publishing, 1996, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 146263

ISBN: 0965146006

Condition: Very Good+ ( see Description )


----------trade paperback, a Very Good+ copy, signed and inscribed by Wietgrefe, 273 pages, b&w photos, contents include: Introduction; THE EMIGRANTS --- The Emigrant's Lot; Information for Intendinone woman's views on everything in her life including The War, literature, women's suffrage, church piety, boyfriends, teachers, going to collecge, etc., any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo.. View more info

Image for A Hero for Jamaica:  A Novel of the Living Legend of Marcus Garvey ---a Signed Copy ( Story of the Struggle for Jamaica / Jamaican Independence )

A Hero for Jamaica: A Novel of the Living Legend of Marcus Garvey ---a Signed Copy ( Story of the Struggle for Jamaica / Jamaican Independence )

By: Williams, Gershom (signed) ( Marcus Garvey Association )

Price: $65.93

Publisher: New York, NY, N.Y. / New York: Exposition Press, 1973, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 141966

ISBN: 0682477303

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


-----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy with some browning and offset to the endpapers, in a Very Good+ dustjacket, signed by Williams on the front blank endpaper, as well a Gershom Williams card is laid in announcing a lecture by Williams, Garvey is the 1st of 7 acclaimed Jamaican National Heroes, He was a propnent of the Back-to-Africa movement and influenced the Nation of Islam, and the Rastafari, he was the 1st leader of the UNIA ( Universal Negro Improvement Associat... View more info

Redefining Success: Still Making Mistakes -by W Brett Wilson -a Signed Copy ( Dragon's Den / Risky Business related)

By: Wilson, W Brett (signed); Foreword By Joni Avram

Price: $11.81

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Penguin / Portfolio, 2012, 1st Edition, 2nd Printing: 2012

Edition: Later Printing of the first Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 151986

ISBN: 067006694X

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


-----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, signed by Wilson on the title page (without inscription), signed and inscribed on the title page as well "_______ & ___, Brett", 252 pages, b&w photos, ---"Dragons’ Den star and Risky Business host W. Brett Wilson often gets asked about his secrets to success. He became one of Canada’s top investment bankers because he was driven, willing to take risks, and saw opportunity where others saw ... View more info

Image for My Maasai Life:  From Suburbia to Savannah ---a Signed Copy -by Robin Wiszowaty  ( Masai / Kenya )

My Maasai Life: From Suburbia to Savannah ---a Signed Copy -by Robin Wiszowaty ( Masai / Kenya )

By: Wiszowaty, Robin (signed), Foreword By Craig and Marc Kielburger

Price: $19.73

Publisher: Vancouver, British Columbia / Toronto, Ontario, Vancouver, BC / Toronto, ON: Douglas and McIntyre / Me To We Books / Greystone books, 2009, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 147005

ISBN: 1553655095

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


-----------trade paperback, a Near Fine unread copy, signed by the author with a Maasai greeting, 274 pages, b&w and colour photos, ---A memoir of a girl''s choice to leave childhood comforts behind to live in her adoptive country of Kenya. Growing up in suburban Illinois, Robin Wiszowaty never pictured herself living with an impoverished Maasai family in rural Kenya. Yet in her early twenties Wiszowaty embarked on an incredible journey that would shake her from complac... View more info