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The Prairie W.A.S.P.;: A history of the rural municipality of Oakland, Manitoba
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The Prairie W.A.S.P.;: A history of the rural municipality of Oakland, Manitoba

By Stuart, J. A. D

Winnipeg, Manitoba: Prairie Pub. Co. Hardcover. B0007J4UO6 Signed and inscribed by author upon title page. 258 pages. 8vo. Index. Footnotes. Maps and lists of historic landowners and their holdings. Generously illustrated with black and white reproductions of archival photos. Illustrated endpapers. "A readable account of the early history of the Rural Municipality of Oakland, Manitoba, one of the most British municipalities in Manitoba. Focuses on the years 1879 to 1889 and contains pioneering anecdotes, literary selections, factual information on the problems of homesteading, threats of secession from Canada and local glimpses of such issues as the Riel Rebellion and the Manitoba School Question." - dust jacket. Above-average external wear and soiling to book. Binding intact. Average wear to dust jacket which is now preserved in archival-grade Brodart. HACKETT (2e) 863, ARTIBISE 1202. . Fair. 1969. First Edition.

$195.00

Setting the Record Straight. Letters From Cell #7
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Setting the Record Straight. Letters From Cell #7

By Zundel, Ernst

USA: Soaring Eagles Gallery. Paperback. B000ETLQ7I Prominent revisionist historian Ernst Zundel [1939-2017] was deported from the United States to Canada in 2003 after he was alleged to have missed an immigration interview. In Canada he was placed into solitary confinement at the Toronto West Detention Centre where he would remain until his deportation to Germany in 2005. In prison Zundel maintained a steady stream of written correspondence with his supporters around the world. In 2004 his American wife, Ingrid Rimland Zundel [1936-2017], requested recipients of his letters to forward them to her for compilation into this 182 page book. Zundel's prison living conditions were harsh and his writing utensils were limited to stubby pencils which prison officials would only infrequently allow to be sharpened or replaced. Despite this, Zundel, formerly a commercial artist, produced diminutive works of art to include in his letters to thank his supporters. Included with this book is one such artistic sample, a simple 4" x 3.5" pencil crayon illustration of three snowdrop flowers, signed and dated by Zundel on 24 Dec. 2003. Beneath the illustration Zundel wrote "Painted in Solitary in a Canadian Prison". "The law under which I am held is very complex and only recently passed by the Canadian Parliament after 9/11. It allows a Canadian judge of the Federal Court to hear secret witnesses and secret evidence. Neither my attorney nor I will be told the names of these witnesses." - back cover. This copy was carefully studied and extensively marked up by its prior owner and shows above-average wear. Ironically, the law used to imprison Zundel was unanimously ruled unconstitutional by Canada's Supreme Court in 2007. . Fair. 2004. First Edition.

$1500.00

The Search for the Atocha
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The Search for the Atocha

By Lyon, Eugene

New York: Harper & Row. Hardcover. 0060127112 Signed and inscribed by Mel Fisher [1922-1998] and his wife, Deo [Delores] Fisher [1936-2009], upon half-title page. x, 246 pages. 8vo. Index. Black and white photographic plates. "In 1622 the Spanish galleon Nuestra Senora de Atocha sank off the Florida Keys on its way from Havana to Spain. Since then men have dreamed of salvaging her treasure of gold and silver, now estimated at $140 million. For more than three centuries, however, their dreams have ended in bitter, often tragic, failure. In the 1960s Mel Fisher committed his life to this search and his story has become a fascinating part of the Atocha saga." - dust jacket. Six years after publication Fisher actually discovered the wreck, and its 40 tons of precious metals, on July 20, 1985. Book clean and unmarked with light wear. Moderate wear to dust jacket now preserved in archival-grade Brodart. A quality copy. . Very Good. 1979. First Edition.

$495.00

Sail - The Romance of Clipper Ships, Volume I
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Sail - The Romance of Clipper Ships, Volume I

By Lubbock, Basil; Hook, F.A.; Smith, C. Fox [Introduction]

London: The Blue Peter Publishing Company, Ltd.. Hardcover. Affixed to first blank leaf is a heartfelt handwritten note signed by the artist, Jack Spurling [1870-1933], to a Mr. Hardcastle, dated 15 December 1929. On opposite leaf is affixed a typed gift plate from one Lt. L.B. Whetstone, R.N., beneath which is written in pencil "H.M.S. Dauntless August, 1930". Laid-in is a one-page colour-illustrated magazine ad for this volume which reads in part "The life and colour of the golden days of sail, painted by Mr. Jack Spurling (30 colour plates and one photogravure) and described by Mr. Basil Lubbock. As great a treasure for book-lovers as for sea-lovers." "Appended are a subject index, an index of the names of ships which occur in the text, and a foldout chart of the routes chiefly followed by the clippers in pursuit of their various trades." - Editor's Note. 12.4" x 10.5". XII, 153 pages. All plates, photogravure and chart present. Binding shaken. Both hinges open. Front free endpaper loose but present. Above-average wear to gilt decorated blue publisher's cloth. Light to moderate foxing to contents. . Fair. 1930. Third Impression.

$2500.00

America's Secret Establishment: An Introduction to the Order of Skull & Bones
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America's Secret Establishment: An Introduction to the Order of Skull & Bones

By Sutton, Antony C.

USA: Trine Day. Hardcover. 0972020705 Signed and dated by Sutton, without inscription, upon front free endpaper on May 24th, 2002, shortly before his passing on June 17th, 2002. "Antony Sutton was persecuted but never prosecuted for his research and subsequent publishing of his findings. His mainstream career was shattered by his devotion towards uncovering the truth." - from the website which bears his name. "Provides a peak inside 'The Tomb', the secret society's 146 year old clubhouse and its sanctum sanctorum, the mysterious room 322. Heavily documented, and including many rare reprints of original Order materials, Sutton shows the interlocking power centers and foreign policy initiatives of controlled conflict dominated by Bonesmen." - from dust jacket. xvi, [2], 317pages. Underlining and marginalia to approximately 25 pages. Drops of soiling to one page otherwise clean, bright and unmarked with light wear. Binding tight. Dust jacket now preserved in archival-grade Brodart. A special copy of this fascinating work. . Very Good. 2002. Reprint.

$1750.00

A regiment at war: The story of the Royal Canadian Regiment, 1939-1945
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A regiment at war: The story of the Royal Canadian Regiment, 1939-1945

By Galloway, Strome

Canada: s.n.]. Paperback. B0006E65Z4 Signed, without inscription, by author upon first blank leaf. 238 pages. Black and white reproductions of archival photos. First published in 1946 as "55 Axis." The thirteen chapters include: Defence of Britain; Conquest of Sicily; Fighting Pursuit from Reggio; The Moro River and Ortona Road; The Adriatic Barricade; The Liri Valley Campaign; The Battles of the Gothic Line; The Po Valley Denial; Victory in the Netherlands; The Kiska Connection; and more. Somewhat above-average external wear. Armorial bookplate upon first blank page. Front cover partially sunned. Binding intact. A sound copy. Cooke p.170 . Fair. 1979. Reprint.

$149.95

Return to Normal Life

By Pelletier, Jacques [Signed]

Calgary: Sandstone Publishing. Paperback. Signed and inscribed by Pelletier atop title page. 83 pages. Author was incarcerated in Canadian prisons from 1970-1980. He wrote this book as a "way of letting off steam, of screaming out against society and its hypocrites who prefer to remain blind and ignorant of social realities but who are always willing to spend millions and millions of dollars per year creating parasites and bottom-of-the-barrel losers like myself!" - page 6. Moderate wear. A sound copy. . Good. 1981. First Edition.

$250.00

Lagoon Cove Marina
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Lagoon Cove Marina

By Marina, from the Boaters at Lagoon Cove

USA: Morris. Plastic Comb. B000ND7EF8 Signed and inscribed by authors inside front board. 232 pages. Presents the brief history of this idyllic coastal B.C. marina, accompanied by a collection of recipes contributed by the authors and many of their visitors. Clean, bright and unmarked with negligible wear. A lovely copy. . Fine. 2004. First Edition.

$49.95

Was Justice Always Served?: British Columbia Provincial Police (788), Royal Canadian Mounted Police (16410), 1939-1966
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Was Justice Always Served?: British Columbia Provincial Police (788), Royal Canadian Mounted Police (16410), 1939-1966

By Purdy, Jack (Signed); Meehan, Pat [Editor]

Canada: Self-Published (Van Coillie, Dries). Paperback. Signed and inscribed by author upon first blank leaf. 203 pages. Map. Black and white photographic plates. A biographical account in which author recounts his colourful memories as a career law enforcement officer. Above-average wear. A worthy reading copy. . Fair. 1992. First Edition.

$99.95

Memories of Bob Harrison - Bush Pilot
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Memories of Bob Harrison - Bush Pilot

By Harrison, Bob [Signed]

Canada: Bob Harrison. Paperback. Signed and inscribed by author upon first blank leaf. 72 pages. Illustrated with colour and black and white reproductions of photos. "A brief outline of my memories of my youth and through my working years." - page 1. Undated. Possibly circa 2000. Clean and unmarked with light wear. A quality copy. . Very Good. 2000. First Edition.

$99.95

30 [Thirty] Days - A Lifetime: A True Story of the Second World War [WWII]
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30 [Thirty] Days - A Lifetime: A True Story of the Second World War [WWII]

By Moore, Leslie Spencer G. [Signed]

Canada: Self-Published. Plastic Comb. Signed, without inscription, by author upon title page. 42, [2] one-sided pages. Black and white reproductions of photos, maps, and many fascinating wartime documents. Undated but appears to be circa 1989. "I compliment you on your vivid account of your capture and escape at Verrieres Ridge. It is fascinating and very well expressed. I wouldn't suggest you change a word." - Col. C.C.I. Merritt V.C. Author's address ink stamped inside back cover, otherwise clean and unmarked. A sound copy of this important and dramatic personal WWII account. . Good. 1989. First Edition.

$495.00

Madame Benoit Cooks at Home
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Madame Benoit Cooks at Home

By Benoit, Johane

Canada: McGraw-Hill. Hardcover. 0070827753 Signed "In Friendship" upon title page by the author in July 1982 in her home town of Noirmouton, Quebec. "Here at last the legendary Madame Benoit opens the door to the kitchen in her own home, at her sheep farm near Sutton in the Eastern Townships of Quebec. She tells about the joys of cooking at home with her family, and she shares recipes that are her own personal and family favorites from the many she has collected and developed over the years." - dust jacket. "Jehane Benoit is a remarkable woman, filled with exhuberance, warmth and love. Her cooking reflects these qualities. I couldn't wait to get my copy - and to use it." - Bruno Gerussi. xiii, 335 pages. Colour photos. Book clean and unmarked with moderate wear. Above-average wear to dust jacket which is now preserved in mylar. Surely a treasured addition for any serious Canadian cookbook collection. . Good. 1978. First Edition.

$750.00

Portrait of a Community: A History of Rife, Hoselaw and Moose Lake  [Alberta / Local History]
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Portrait of a Community: A History of Rife, Hoselaw and Moose Lake [Alberta / Local History]

By Kissel, Elizabeth [Signed]

Alberta, Canada: Elizabeth Kissel. Hardcover. 0889251681 Signed and dated, without inscription, by author upon title page. 252 pages. Generously illustrated with black and white reproductions of archival photos. "My aim has been to include everyone who has ever been a part of this community." - Introduction. Chapters include: Names, Schools, Churches, Post Offices, Medical Services, Family Histories, and more. Average wear and soiling to blue cloth-covered boards. Binding intact. A sound copy of this precious local history. [Krotki [2nd Edn) 572] . Good. 1980. First Edition.

$299.95

From Generation to Generation, Bicentennial Edition: A History of St. Andrew's Anglican Church Grimsby, Ontario 1794 - 1994
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From Generation to Generation, Bicentennial Edition: A History of St. Andrew's Anglican Church Grimsby, Ontario 1794 - 1994

By Jeffries, Alfreda (Bingle)

Grimsby, Ontario: St. Andrews Parish, Grimsby, Ontario. Hardcover. B003757ECC Signed by author upon title page. 195 pages. List of sources. Numerous black and white reproductions of archival photos and illustrations. Front board illustrated with colour photo. "The first settlers cut the trees to build their shelters and a place to worship. Within these log walls from the virgin forest, they gathered to give thanks and praise to God. When circumstances improved, the little band of pioneers deemed it a privilege to provide a beautiful and worthy place as God's House. We are the inheritors of their generosity and love." - vii. Gift greetings atop front free endpaper, otherwise clean, bright and unmarked with very light wear. A nice copy. . Very Good. 1994. First Edition.

$149.95

The Black Pit...and Beyond
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The Black Pit...and Beyond

By Karchmar, Jane

Canada: General Store Pub. House. Paperback. 1894263197 Signed and inscribed by author upon title page. 138 pages. "A chilling first-person account of the author's experiences of war at sea while in his late teens. On December 26, 1942 as a Merchant Navy radio officer he sailed on the 'Scottish Heather' into the infamous 'black pit,' an area where German U-boats could operate freely on the surface without fear of attack from the air." - back cover. Clean, bright and unmarked with negligible wear. An excellent copy. . Very Good. 2000. First Edition.

$49.95

Odyssey: Coming of Age in World War II
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Odyssey: Coming of Age in World War II

By MD, James R.D. Baker

Canada: Trafford Publishing. Paperback. 1553690036 Signed and inscribed by author upon title page. 470 pages. Illustrated in black and white. "A compilation of letters from Canada and England written by an ordinary soldier in the PPCLI till mid-1942, then a navigator in Bomber Command by the end of the war. These letters cover the entire period of the war from Sept. 1939 to Jan. 1946." -back cover. "His description of the Blitz forms one of the best personal accounts of that terrible episode I have ever read." - back cover. Unmarked with average wear. A sound copy. . Good. 2002. Reprint.

$250.00

Sentimental Journey: Being a History of the Virginia Blue Ridge Railway, the Bee Tree Lumber Company, and the Leftwich Timber Co
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Sentimental Journey: Being a History of the Virginia Blue Ridge Railway, the Bee Tree Lumber Company, and the Leftwich Timber Co

By M., Lathrop Carl

USA: Publisher. Paperback. B003DQVYYO Signed and inscribed by author upon title page. 92 pages. Profusely illustrated with black and white reproductions of archival photos. Unmarked with moderate wear. A quality copy of this precious history. . Good. 1979. First Edition.

$249.95

A portrait by Myfanwy
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A portrait by Myfanwy

By Pavelic?, Myfanwy Spencer

Victoria, B.C.: Morriss Pub. Paperback. 1550390252 Signed and inscribed by Myfanwy Pavelic upon title page. She was commissioned to create an official portrait of Pierre Trudeau and this work describes in text and illustration how she accomplished this large task. 50 pages. Bilingual Englilsh / French text. Generously illustrated in colour and black and white. Fascinating reading, especially for any portrait artist similarly tasked. . Good. 1991. First Edition.

$99.95

Camp Vernon : A Century of Canadian Military History
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Camp Vernon : A Century of Canadian Military History

By Rayment-Pickard, Hugh; Sherlock, Patrick

Canada: Kettle Valley Publishing Inc.. Hardcover. 0968791719 Signed, without inscription, by both authors upon front free endpaper. XX, 524 pages. Index. Generously illustrated with reproductions of archival black and white photos. "Not just for the military enthusiast, this work is really the history of the City of Vernon [B.C.] altogether. A surprising book that takes the reader on a world tour over the century." - dust jacket. Clean, bright and unmarked with negligible wear. Dust jacket preserved in archival-grade Brodart. A beautiful copy. Gift quality. . Fine. 2003. First Edition.

$79.95

Entnationalisierung des Geldes: E. Analyse d. Theorie u. Praxis konkurrierender Umlaufsmittel (Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche und wirtschaftrechtliche Untersuchungen) (German Edition)
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Entnationalisierung des Geldes: E. Analyse d. Theorie u. Praxis konkurrierender Umlaufsmittel (Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche und wirtschaftrechtliche Untersuchungen) (German Edition)

By Hayek, Friedrich A. von

Germany: Mohr. Hardcover. 3163402720 Signed and inscribed by Nobel laureate Hayek to prominent German legal scholar E.W. (Ernst-Wolfgang) Bockenforde atop front free endpaper. XIII, [1], 136, [1 ad] pages. Text in German. Argues government monopolization of the printing and circulation of money leads to its excessive creation, thus inflation. Proposes private businesses be allowed to issue their own currency. Perhaps Satoshi Nakamoto was spurred, in part, by this work to introduce Bitcoin to the world. It is intriguing to contemplate what Dr. Hayek would think of cryptocurrencies. Clean, bright and unmarked with negligible wear. A splendid copy. [Bibliographic Reference: Pressman pp. 177 and 180] . Fine. 1977. First German Edition.

$5500.00

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