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THE STORY OF BUCK KNIVES . .. a Family Business, Ables, Tom
1 Ables, Tom THE STORY OF BUCK KNIVES . .. a Family Business
El Cajon, CA Buck Knives, Inc. 1991 B002GKR1N6 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
HC/DJ - fine/VG+. Large hardcover in excellent condition, clean and unmarked. Jacket has light scuffing, light edgewear and a few small closed tears to upper edge, not clipped. "The story of Buck Knives carries the flavor of classic Americana, and this book attempts to capture the true feeling of this unique family business....For those who are true knife buffs, the story of the development and perfection of arguably the most famous knife - Buck's Model 110 Folding Hunter - is unfolded in detail. How it came about and how it truly revolutionized the knife business...." (from the front flap) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; (*Note: due to heavy weight, extra postage will be required to most locations) [1015] 
Price: 45.00 USD
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HORSE COP, Adams, Robert J.
2 Adams, Robert J. HORSE COP
Spruce Grove, Alberta Megamy Publishing 1998 0968191630 / 9780968191637 First Edition Softcover Fine Signed by Author
Signed/Inscribed by author on title page: "Happy Birthday Grandpa, Robert J. Adams 2000 #20849". Fine condition - only very light wear overall, clean and unmarked. When Bob, a country boy from the Stump Farm in rural Alberta, is accepted into the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, he embarks on a journey filled with high expectations and dreams of grandeur; he enthusiastically leaves his humble home to travel across the Canadian prairie into the nation's capital where he is trained as one of Canada's finest and then sent to small-town Saskatchewan to practice his trade without fear, favour or affection. In typical Adams fashion each story is packed with wit and humor as he shares his experiences with the effects of tear gas, penny meters, electric speed timers, and transporting prisoners in his 1960 Volkswagen Beetle. The author's third collection of short stories will leave you laughing as he comes to realize that reality is not necessarily what dreams are made of..... [osl-310]; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 226 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 12.95 USD
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The Blessed, Eugene De Mazenod, Aime Roche O. M. I.
3 Aime Roche O. M. I. The Blessed, Eugene De Mazenod
Lyon Editions Du Chalet 1974 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
English text. Light edgewear, light scuffing and creasing, a little corner curling to cover. Interior pages clean and unmarked, b/w illustrations. Set-in small colour print of de Mazenod. 171 pages. A biography of Eugene de Mazenod (1782 - 1861). Bishop of Marselle, Founder of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate. Translated by Alfred Hubenig. (233os) ; 12mo 7" - 7" tall 
Price: 12.95 USD
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CHARLES BRUCE A Literary Biography, Andrew Wainwright
4 Andrew Wainwright CHARLES BRUCE A Literary Biography
Formac Publishing 1988 0887800645 / 9780887800641 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
Very good condition. Pages unmarked other than erased pencilled prices on endpage. Light edge/corner wear to cover, one rear corner is creased. " Charles Bruce is one of the most distinguished Canadian writers of all time. His most noted work, The Channel Shore is one of the best Canadian novels of the 20th century. His short stories and poetry won acclaim from his contemporaries and in 1951 he won the Governor General's Award for a book of poetry. " [480] ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 14.95 USD
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ELIZABETH ROBINS Staging a Life 1862 - 1952, Angela V. John
5 Angela V. John ELIZABETH ROBINS Staging a Life 1862 - 1952
London Routledge 1995 0415061121 / 9780415061124 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Very nice condition, only light wear overall. Protective sleeve has some scuffing and there are light indentations across front cover and jacket (perhaps from heaving something heavy sitting on it) . Pages are clean and intact, with no markings. B/w photos, 284 pages. "A woman of extraordinary energy, talent and versatility. Her international career spanned writing, producing, directing and acting; most importantly, the works of Ibsen. Drawing extensively on Robins' diary, letters, drafts of novels, reviews and many other sources, Angela John examines how and why Robins chose to present herself in different ways and at different times - how she staged' her life.... ; 8vo 
Price: 19.95 USD
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THE ROLLING STONES It's Only Rock 'n' Roll, the Stories Behind Every Song, Appleford, Steve
6 Appleford, Steve THE ROLLING STONES It's Only Rock 'n' Roll, the Stories Behind Every Song
Vancouver Raincoast Books 1997 1551921073 / 9781551921075 First Edition Softcover Near Fine 
Excellent condition - clean and unmarked. Cover has light wear to corners and a light crease on rear. Pages unmarked. Tells the incredible story of the Rolling Stones through their songs, going behind the scenes at the recording sessions for such classics as "Brown Sugar" and "Wild Horses" and witnessing the making of Stones albums, from the psychedelia-drenched "Their Satanic Majesties Request", through the decadent blue & country of "Exile on Main Street" through their 1997 album release.....Features original interviews with those close to the bank, such as Marianne Faithfull". [827]; 4to 11" - 13" tall 
Price: 24.50 USD
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JOHN KEPLER German Renaissance Astronomer, Armitage, Angus
7 Armitage, Angus JOHN KEPLER German Renaissance Astronomer
London Faber & Faber 1966 0571068685 / 9780571068685 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
HC/DJ - fine/very good. Hardcover is clean and tight, slight rubbing to corners and spine ends, no markings. Jacket has age tanning, light edgewear and minor soiling, not price clipped. 194 pages. "This book represents a pioneer attempt to provide the general reader with a concise, historically pointed account of the eventful life story of the German Renaissance astronomer John Kepler. It includes a lucid commentary on his epoch-making scientific discoveries while seeking also to afford a glimpse of his half-mystical vision of the cosmic order...." (340noto) ; 8vo 
Price: 10.95 USD
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Monarch Press 1976 0671081012 / 9780671081010 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
Very good condition. Cover has light edge and corner wear, some edge rubbing, light soiling outer edge of pages. Pages clean and intact. B/w photos. "The films of Frederick Wiseman, unparalleled as social and artistic documents of U. S. Institutional life, have earned him international acclaim and generated continued controversy. The films - Tilicut Follies, Juvenile Court, Primate & Welfare are covered in this book in a series of critical essays, interviews, filographies etc. " [os]; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 13.50 USD
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ONE OF THE DAMNED The Life & Times of Robert Tressell, Ball, F. C.
9 Ball, F. C. ONE OF THE DAMNED The Life & Times of Robert Tressell
London Weidenfeld and Nicolson 1973 0297766511 / 9780297766513 First Edition Hardcover Good in Good dust jacket 
Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London edition, 1973. Ex-library book with usual ex-lib type of markings - still in quite good condition. Note: The title page has been removed. Book would be upgraded to very good, other than the missing page. Light cover scuffing/light soiling, age tanning, light edgewear. Jacket/cover not taped to book. Light soiling/spotting to outer edge of pages. Interior clean, intact and unmarked other than library stamp on first page. B/w photos. "Written by a lifelong Robert Tressel enthusiast, this investigative biography tells the story of an elusive literary figure and his classic book. The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists was first published in 1953, but very little was known about its author, Robert Tressell, until the first edition of this biography was assembled in 1973. Traces Tressell's life and work, ranging from his upbringing in Ireland to his political organizing and writing. "; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall; 266 pages 
Price: 45.00 USD
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COURTING DISASTER The Hilarious and Shocking Recollections of a Buckingham Palace Official, Barker, Malcolm & T. Sobey
10 Barker, Malcolm & T. Sobey COURTING DISASTER The Hilarious and Shocking Recollections of a Buckingham Palace Official
Halifax, NS Fleetwood Publications 1990 096945130x / 9780969451303 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Hardcover clean & unmarked, one page has a crease. Jacket has light edgewear, tiny edge tears to spine ends & some light wrinkling/scuffing, crease to rear flap. A fascinating insight into life in Queen Elizabeth II's court, from the Queen's most senior advisors down to the most humble staff....including a litany of corruption, sexual perversion and gross disloyalty... [487]; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 216 pages 
Price: 12.50 USD
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SPITFIRE PILOT, Bauchman, Perry
11 Bauchman, Perry SPITFIRE PILOT
Nova Scotia Lancelot Press 1996 0889996091 / 9780889996090 First Edition Softcover Near Fine Signed by Author
Signed/inscribed on half title page: "To___, Very Best Wishes - Good music, and to quote Spock, 'Live long and prosper'. Sincerely, Perry Bauchman, Janaury 18, 1997". Excellent condition, only light wear overall. Light wear to edges/corners, light scuffing of covers. Interior pages clean & unmarked. B/w photos. Perry Bauchman spins this tale of his wartime career with the RCAF, his early neophyte days in Africa; shooting up German road convoys in France; downing buzz bombs over England, fierce dogfights with Messerschmitts and Focke Wolffs, and even his romance with future wife Rosemary; with flair and valor. At war's end he became a lawyer, practised law in several provinces, raised and family and retired to Victoria, British Columbia . (osl) ; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall; Signed by Author 
Price: 23.50 USD
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Montreal Fides 1953 Softcover Good 
Cover has considerable creasing & moderate edgewear, fading to spine. Small name stamp on 1st page. Pages are otherwise clean, couple small edge tears, 2 corner chips seen. Age tanning. "Thousands of people believed they have been cured of illnesses through the holy work of a humble Canadian, a healer named Brother Andre, and the intercession of St. Joseph. This is the story of Brother Andre and his life's work in building a shrine to St. Joseph on Mount Royal in Montreal. " (os) ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall 
Price: 5.30 USD
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FIDEL AND RELIGION:  Talks With Frei Betto, Betto, Frei
13 Betto, Frei FIDEL AND RELIGION: Talks With Frei Betto
Havana Publications Office of the Council of State 1987 First Edition Hardcover Good 
Cover has flaws, interior is very good. Cover has moderate to heavy wear to edges & corners and scuffing/rubbing to covers - small tears to spine bottom. Interior pages are clean & unmarked other old page price on first page and a few earmarks seen.. A few pages near front have some light wrinkling. 353 pages.Fidel Castro spoke with Frei Betto, a Brazilian Dominican friar, for 23 hours about religion and other topics. ; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 16.50 USD
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14 Booth, Bramwell ECHOES AND MEMORIES
Hodder & Stoughton Ltd 1977 0340222905 / 9780340222904 Paperback Very Good+ 
Clean, tight condition. Pages are clean and unmarked - age tanning to page edges and inside both covers. Cover has light edgewear and light scuffing. Reprint of the 1925 classic depicting the early days of the Salvation Army. "The author served as Chief of staff of the Salvation Army from 1880 until the death of the founder, his father, in August 1912. He then succeeded his father as General, a position he held until a few months before his death in 1929." [123-osl] ; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 223 pages 
Price: 9.95 USD
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THE BOOK OF TED Epistles from an Unrepentant Redneck, Byfield, Ted
15 Byfield, Ted THE BOOK OF TED Epistles from an Unrepentant Redneck
Edmonton, AB Keystone Press 1998 09683372 First Edition Hardcover Fine with no dust jacket 
Blue, faux leather hardcover, no jacket (as issued) . Limited edition not stated but No. 2235 printed on last endpage. Minimal Wear overall, interior clean & tight, no markings. 69 pages, b/w photos. Colour frontispiece of Byfield. From Inside Front Cover: "By all objective standards, Ted Byfield is the finest columnist in Canada today. In the 25 years he has been publishing Alberta Report, Byfield has delivered his unabashedly conservative message with wit and intelligence, engaging and challenging his reader, and never for a second boring him.....In this book are gathered the best of Byfield's weekly columns from the past quarter century. They cover everything from abortion to zionism and are guaranteed to elicit on of two reactions in the reader - 'Absolutely right! ' or 'Absolute Crap! ' For, love him or hate him, no one comes away from reading a Ted Byfield column feeling the least bit equivocal.."; 8vo 
Price: 21.50 USD
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16 Canetti, Elias THE TORCH IN MY EAR
New York Farrar Straus Giroux 1982 0374278474 / 9780374278472 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Farrar Straus 1982 edition (same ISBN) . First printing. Hardcover is clean and intact, light soiling to outer edge of pages, no markings. Jacket has light edgewear, couple small tears and light scuffing, price clipped. 372 pages. ; 8vo; The memoirs of the 1991 Nobel Prize laureate and the author of Auto-Da-Fe and The Agony of Flies. This is the second volume of Canetti's memoirs. Volume One is titled The Tongue Set Free. Here is an account of the author's admiration for the Viennese writer Karl Kraus plus a portrait of his first wife, Veza, and Vienna and Berlin in the 1920s. Translated from the German by Joachim Neugroschel. 
Price: 11.50 USD
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WINSTON CHURCHILL An Intimate Portrait, Leaders of Our Time Series, Carter, Violet Bonham
17 Carter, Violet Bonham WINSTON CHURCHILL An Intimate Portrait, Leaders of Our Time Series
Konecky & Konecky 1965 Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
Reprint, copyright 1965. Excellent, near new condition - clean & unmarked, light scuffing of jacket. A handsome book. Written by a close personal friend of Churchill's for nearly sixty years. Focuses on the formative and crucial years fom 1906 to 1916 that shaped his political style as well as his philosophy. B/w photos. (*Book is overweight & there may be an addt'l ship charge, depending on your location) ; 8vo 
Price: 15.50 USD
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YOU CAN'T PRINT THAT!  Memoirs of a Political Voyeur, Charles Lynch
18 Charles Lynch YOU CAN'T PRINT THAT! Memoirs of a Political Voyeur
Edmonton, AB Hurtig Publishers 1983 0888302452 / 9780888302458 First Edition Hardcover Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
HARDCOVER edition 1983, same ISBN. HC/DJ - good condition. Pages are clean and intact, with no markings. Botton edge and one upper edge of book have a rough edge and a little paper loss to the edge, and light wear to corners. Dustjacket is price clipped, with light edge wear, no tears, fairly heavy scuffing and light age tanning. ; 8vo; 256 pages; "Memoirs of a Political Voyeur. Hilarious, uproarious, and at times outrageous. Charles Lynch's memoirs give a close-up view of many of the great figures of the era, revealing everything from the naked truth (literally) about John Diefenbaker to Prince Philip's remarks about the Queen. " (590noto, 8-14) 
Price: 11.95 USD
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THE WAY OUT A True Story of Ruin and Survival, Advance Reading Copy, Childs, Craig
19 Childs, Craig THE WAY OUT A True Story of Ruin and Survival, Advance Reading Copy
Little, Brown & Company 2004 0316610666 / 9780316610667 First Edition Softcover Near Fine 
Advance proof. Excellent condition. Slight soiling upper edge of pages, light creasing to upper corner across pages & bottom cover corner. Description: In this taut, intensely dramatic narrative-the record of a perilous excursion into a remote and unmappable labyrinth of canyons in the American Southwest-two men confront immutable forces of nature and the limits of their own sanity... (400-noto) ; 8vo 
Price: 9.50 USD
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GREAT DESTINY Sixty Years of the Memorable Events in the Life of the Man of the Century, Churchill, Winston S.
20 Churchill, Winston S. GREAT DESTINY Sixty Years of the Memorable Events in the Life of the Man of the Century
G. P. Putnam's Sons 1965 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Stated First American edition. Ex-library, with cover sticker and back pocket, no inside stamps, mylar covered, brown liner, attached to book. Hardcover has light edgewear/corner bumping and light soiling to page edges. Pages are clean & tight, slight wrinkling to bottom of last few pages. Light soiling inside of covers. DJ shows light soiling/edgewear/scuffing but otherwise very good. "Great Destiny recounts in Churchill's own incomparable words his experiences, adventures and achievements over a span of more than sixty memorable years. This superb autobiographical writings not only affirm his mastery of English prose and his skill as a historia, but provide remarkable insights into the daily routines and public responsibilities of a towering personality who was acclaimed throughout the free world as "the man of the century". " (*due to heavy weight, there will be addt'l ship charges to some locations) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 720 pages 
Price: 22.50 USD
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