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Image for Alcatraz The True End of the Line

Alcatraz The True End of the Line

By: Coon, Darwin E.

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Sacramento, California, New Desmas Press: 2002

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: BIO1589

Condition: Very Good-


145 pp. Edgewear, corners rubbed. Signed and dated by the author on the title page, including his inmate number. The personal account of the harsh realities of survival in America's notorious prison. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by Author View more info

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Nobody's Baby A Survival Guide to Politics

By: Copps, Sheila

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Toronto, Deneau Publishers: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: BIO1888

ISBN: 0888791356

Condition: Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket


192 pp. Photos. Spine, corners bumped. Jacket has light edgewear. Inscribed by the author on the title page. The personal account of this outspoken federal Liberal politician's rise to prominence. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by Author View more info

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Terry

By: Coupland, Douglas

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Vancouver, BC, Douglas & Mcintyre: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: BIO0686

Condition: Very Good


176 pp. Photos. Light edgewear. A look at the life ot Terry Fox, through a collection of unpublsihed photos and personal objects from this true Canadian hero. Commemorates the life of this unbelievable Canadian, 25 years after his death. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall View more info

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G. Fred The Story of G. Fred McNally

By: Coutts, H. T. & Walker, B. E.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Don Mills, On, Canada, J. M. Dent & Sons (Canada): 1964

Seller ID: BIO1672

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


118 pp. Index. Frontis. The life and work of a man who has contributed much to public education in Canada. ; Oblong 8vo 8" to 9" tall View more info

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A Spy's Wife: The Moscow Memoirs of a Canadian Who Witnessed the End of the Cold War

By: Cowan, Janice

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Toronto, James Lorimer & Company: 2006

Seller ID: BIO1342

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


216 pp. Photos. Edgewear, corners rubbed. Lower corner of title page has been cut off. The fascinating account of the wife of a Canadian military attache, assigned to the Canadian embassy in Moscow towards the end of te Cold War. Sent to spy school before the posting, Cowan was in the middle of events during the coups of1991 and 1993.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

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Short Pants to Striped Trousers The Life and Times of a Judge in Skid Road Vancouver

By: Craig, Wallace Gilby

Price: $15.00

Publisher: North Vancouver, BC, Self Published: 2003

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: BIO1764

Condition: Very Good-


190 pp. Index. Photos. Edgewear, corners rubbed. The life and times of a man who grew up in a shack in a Vancouver suburb, and went on to serve 26 years on the bench of the criminal division of the BC provincial court. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

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Enzyme Solution The Story of Ensol

By: Crothers, Robert & Crothers, Katherine Connell

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Kingston, Ontario, Heinrich Heine Press: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: BIO0990

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


138 pp. Photos. Corners bumped. The account of Sr. Calvin Hendry Cameron Connell and his discovery of what may have proven to be a solution to the problem of cancer. 2 copies available. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

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The Life of Henry Morgan with an Account of the English Settlement of the Island of Jamaica (1655-1688)

By: Cruikshank, Brig.-Gen. E. A.

Price: $240.00

Publisher: Toronto, ON, Canada, Macmillan Company of Canada: 1935

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: ANT0026

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


448 pp. Light blue boards, gilt lettering on spine. Spine faded. Some portions of lettering rubbed off. Spine bumped. Top corners bumped. Some page ends at top end of fore-edge have red tinge. Small brown spot on rear board. Endpaper maps. Frontis. 11 illus. 4 pp reproductiion of Hollantze Mercurius. A comprehensive biography, documenting the life and times of the famous privateer and Lieutenant Governor of Jamaica, published on the 300th anniversary of his birth. ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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Teacups and Sticky Buns Mom's Story

By: Culligan, Tom

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Minett, Ontario, Canada, Culligan Publishing: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: BIO0923

Condition: As New with no dust jacket


252 pp. Illus. Family trees on front endpapers, map on rear endpaper. The heartwarming story of a New Brunswick woman's life. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

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Snowshoes & Stethoscopes Tales of Medicine and Flying in the Canadian North

By: Dale, John

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Nelson, British Columbia, Self Published: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: BIO1108

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


158 pp. Photos. Light edgewear, corners lightly rubbed. Dale relates his experiences as a flying doctor in the Northwest Territories in the 1970's. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

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Two Lives, One Russia

By: Daniloff, Nicholas

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Wilmington, Massachusetts, U.S.A., Houghton Mifflin: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: BIO0437

Condition: Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket


306 pp. Illus. Photos. Jacket price clipped. Book covers have small sunned strip running along bottom edge. The parallell stories of Daniloff's arrest and two week stay on Lefortovo Prison, and the account of his great-great-grandfather, who was also a prisoner of the Russian state.; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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The Letters of Thomas Chandler Haliburton

By: Davies, Richard A. (Ed. )

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Toronto, University of Toronto Press: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: BIO0698

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


293 pp. Slight spine bump. Jacket has very light edgewear. Appears unread. A collection of letters from this noted lawyer, judge, businessman, entrepeneur, historian, public servant, and author, who was born in Nova Scotia in 1796, then retired to England in 1856, where he died in 1865. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

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Discoveries: Early Letters 1938-1975

By: Davies, Robertson & Grant, Judith Skelton (Ed. )

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: BIO1790

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


413 pp. Index. Spine, corners gently bumped. Jacket has light edgewear. Early correspondence of this noted Canadian author, beginning with his student days at Oxford. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

Image for The Cinammon Mine Memories of an Alaska Highway Childhood

The Cinammon Mine Memories of an Alaska Highway Childhood

By: Davignon, Ellen

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Whitehorse, Yukon, Studio North: 1988

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: BIO1488

Condition: Very Good


136 pp. Light edgewear, corners rubbed. Inscribed by the author "Best Wishes - Eileen Davignon" on the title page. A vivid, warm account of the author's Yukon childhood days. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by Author View more info

Image for Pietje's World A Memoir from 1932-1944 - from the Great Depression through World War Two

Pietje's World A Memoir from 1932-1944 - from the Great Depression through World War Two

By: de Lepper, Petrus W.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Merrickville, Ontario, Canada, Self Published: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: BIO1042

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


233 pp. Light edgewear. Unread. Upper end of spine bumped. The author's account of his childhood life in the turbulent years of the Depression, and the Second World War ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

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The Informer Confessions of an Ex-Terrorist

By: De Vault, Carol & Johnston, William

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Toronto, Fleet Books: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: BIO1838

Condition: Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket


282 pp. Spine, corners bumped. Jacket has light edgewear. The first hand account of a member of the FLQ during the October Crisis of 1970, and the choice that forced her into a double-life: plotting with terrorists, and informing to the police. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

Image for Eddy The Life of Edward Sackville-West

Eddy The Life of Edward Sackville-West

By: De-La-Noy, Michael

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, The Bodley Head: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: BIO1616

Condition: Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket


341 pp. Illus. Index. Spine, corners bumped. Jacket price-clipped, has edgewear. The life of this mysterious English writer, drawn from his diaries and unpublished letters. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

Image for Une Femme, Mille Enfants Justine Lacoste Beaubien 1877 - 1967

Une Femme, Mille Enfants Justine Lacoste Beaubien 1877 - 1967

By: Des Rivieres, Madeleine

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Montreal, Les Editions Bellarmin: 1987

Seller ID: BIO1283

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


271 pp. Photos. Light edgewear. French text / en fraincais. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

Image for Fun Was Where We Made it: Mount Joy - Markham 1900-1915

Fun Was Where We Made it: Mount Joy - Markham 1900-1915

By: Dixon. Fred W.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Mount Joy, Ontario, Self Published: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: BIO0488

Condition: Very Good- in Good+ dust jacket


90 pp. Photos, maps. Spine bumped. Blue cloth boards, gilt lettering on spine. Signed by author on frontis. Jacket edges worn, small tears. Some spotting to upper front corner. Fascinating and funny escapades of youngsters at the turn of the century. A wonderful look back at a simpler time.; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; Signed by Author View more info

Image for Reminiscences of a Pioneer Canadian Chemical Engineer 1890 - 1952

Reminiscences of a Pioneer Canadian Chemical Engineer 1890 - 1952

By: Donald, James Richardson

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Montreal, Department of Chemistry, McGill University: 1989

Edition: Numbered

Seller ID: BIO1556

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


253 pp. Photos. Spine bumped. Number 27 of a limited numbered edition of 500, published privately by the Department of Chemistry of McGill University. The life and work of this distinguished chemical engineer, only member of the first class of McGill University's chemical engineers. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info