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Never Lose Steerage Way

By: Braidwood, Jack

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Picton, Ontario, The Picton Gazette Publishing Co.: 1976

Edition: Limited/Numbered Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: BIO1982

ISBN: 0920028020

Condition: Very Good- in Good+ dust jacket


248 pp. Photos. Spine, corners bumped. Jacket has edgewear, small tears. Number 153 of a limited edition of 200 numbered copies. Signed by the author on the ffep. The life and times of a Canadian sailor, from his birth in Leningrad through his various sailing experiences, including the Western North Atlantic during WWII. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by Author View more info

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Doctor Barnardo Physician, Pioneer, Prophet

By: Bready, J. Wesley

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, George Allen & Unwin, Ltd.: 1932

Edition: Third Printing

Seller ID: BIO1645

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


271 pp. Index. Photos. Spine, corners bumped and worn. Some wear to covers. Green cloth boards, gilt lettering on spine. The life and work of this early child activist, founder and director of homes for poor children. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

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Conversations with Montgomery

By: Brett-James, Antony

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, William Kimber: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: BIO1782

Condition: Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket


160 pp. Photos. Index. Spine, corners bumped. Jacket has edgewear. Prev owner's address label on the title page. Jacket price clipped. Describes the wide ranging conversations that this military historian had with Montgomery in his later years. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

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Lay Hold on Life: Memoirs of Ted Pepall

By: Brock, Thomas L. (Ed.)

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Montreal, PQ, Canada, Ted Pepall Memoirs Trust: 1972

Edition: Numbered

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: BIO0307

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


313 pp. 75 plates. Spine ends bumped, lightly rubbed. Prev owner's address label on inside front cover. Numbered copy, No. 227 of 350. Signed by the editor. Reminiscences of the life of a remarkable man - RMC graduate, veteran, and businessman deeply involved in the aluminum industry.; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; Signed by Author View more info

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Being Brown A Very Public Life

By: Brown, Rosemary

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Toronto, On, Canada, Random House: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: BIO1005

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


248 pp. Photos. Spine bumped. Jacket has light edgewear. Inscribed by the author on the title page. One of Canada's most outspoken social activists describes her early life and political career. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by Author View more info

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Slender Threads A Memoir

By: Bryant, Joyce

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Ottawa, Self Published: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: BIO1870

ISBN: 0978489004

Condition: Very Good


177 pp. Photos. Light edgewear. Inscribed and dated by the author on the half-title. A memoir of the author's life and career, as secretary to the Right Honourable Vincent Massey, and as the first employee of the Order of Canada honours secretariat. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by Author View more info

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Tell No One Who You Are The Hidden Childhood of Regine Miller

By: Buchignani, Walter

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart: 1997

Seller ID: BIO1119

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


185 pp. Photos. Edgewear, corners rubbed. Black stripe on bottom edge of book. The account of a young Jewish child who hid from the Germans in Nazi-occupied Begium for three long years. ; Remainder; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

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Memoirs of a Lightkeeper's Son Life on St. Paul Island

By: Budge, Billy

Price: $15.00

Publisher: East Lawrencetown, Nova Scotia, Pottersfield Press: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: BIO1929

ISBN: 1895900611

Condition: Very Good-


192 pp. Edgewear, corners rubbed. Inscribed and dated by the author on the title page. The story of life on a lonely rock in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by Author View more info

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The Little Coat The Bob and Sue Elliott Story

By: Buick, Alan J.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Saskatchewan, Driverworks Ink: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: BIO2021

ISBN: 098103943X

Condition: Very Good-


176 pp. Light edgewear, corners rubbed. The touching account of a Canadian soldier a the liberation of Holland, the young Dutch girl and her family that his unit 'adopted', and the coat that was made for her out of an army blanket. She kept the coat all these years, and it is now part of the permanent collection at the Canadian War Museum. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

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Henry Alline 1748-1784

By: Bumsted, J. M.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Toronto, University of Toronto Press: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: BIO1476

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


116 pp. Index. Spine bumped. Jacket has edgewear. Prev owner's name on front endpaper. An interesting biography of this travelling evangelical preacher, who spread the gospel throughout the Maritimes. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

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I Put a Spell on You Dancing Women from Salome to Madonna

By: Buonaventura, Wendy

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Saqi Books: 2003

Seller ID: BIO1747

Condition: Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket


312 pp. Notes. Photos. Spine, corners bumped. Jacket has edgewear. A fascinating, opinionated look at women with pizzazz. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

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The Makers of Canada Volume XII: Egerton Ryerson

By: Burwash, Nathaniel

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Morang & Company: 1906

Seller ID: BIO0615

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


303 pp. Frontis. Parkman edition. Red cloth boards. Faded title sticker on spine. Additional title sticker on inside rear cover. Spine bumped. Edgewear. Tanned area on page 174, 175 where a clipping had been in as a bookmark. A look at the life and works of a man who did much for the Province of Ontario.; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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The Thousandth Man A Biography of James McGregor Stewart

By: Cahill, Barry

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, The Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: BIO1009

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


266 pp. Photos. Spine bumped. Jacket has light edgewear. Prev owner's address label on ffep. A biography of one of the leading corporaste lawyers of his day, and the first Maritimer to head the Canadian Bar Association. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

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Joseph Roberts Smallwood Journalist, Premier, Newfoundland Patriot

By: Callahan, William R.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: St. John's Newfoundland, Flanker Press: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: BIO1074

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


282 pp. Spine bumped. Jacket has light edgewear. Small scratch on jacket front. Signed by the author on the front endpaper. A look at the life, career, and accomplishments of a larger than life Newfoundlander, the last Father of Confederation. Heavy book. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; Signed by Author View more info

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The Man Who Lost Himself The Terry Evanshen Story

By: Callwood, June

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart: 2000

Seller ID: BIO1255

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


293 pp. Appears unread. Inscribed by Evanshen on the half-title. The gripping story of how Evanshen, a CFL hall of fame player, sustained sever brain damage in a car accident, and worked to build a new life. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by Biographee View more info

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The Old Enchanter A Portrait of George Johnson

By: Cameron, M. I. & Campbell, Douglas & Woods, Gurli

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Ottawa, Penumbra Press: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: BIO1787

Condition: Very Good


258 pp. Photos. Light edgewear. A miscellany of poems, essays, reminiscence in celebration of the 85th birthday of this poet and scholar of Old Norse. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

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Deep Green Road

By: Cameron, Thelma

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Spencerville, Ontario, Crystal Rock Art Room: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: BIO0664

Condition: New with no dust jacket


242 pp. Photos. Written by a well known local artist, the book provides a vivid picture of Thelma's adventures and misadventures, as well as life in Cornwall, Hawkesbury and Winchester in the first part of the 1900's.; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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Mes Camps De Concentration: Expériences Vécues Aux Philippines Et á Cuba

By: Campagna, Gérard

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Montreal, Mediaspaul: 1995

Seller ID: BIO1358

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


325 pp. Edgewear, corners rubbed. French text / texte francais. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

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Trade Secrets A Memoir

By: Carney, Pat

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Toronto, Key Porter Books: 2000

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: BIO1763

Condition: Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket


382 pp. Index. Notes. Bibliography. Photos. Spine, corners bumped. Jacket has light edgewear. Inscribed by the author on the dedication page. A lively account of Carney's life, with all the ups and downs, and passions and betrayal of over 20 years in political life. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by Author View more info

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Not One of the Boys

By: Carstairs, Sharon

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Toronto, Macmillan Canada: 1993

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: BIO0715

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


229 pp. Photos. Spine bumped. Inscribed by author on title page. A fascinating look at the life and career of the woman who led the Manitoba Liberal party for 9 years. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by Author View more info