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cover of THE LONG LEFT FLANK: THE HARD-FOUGHT WAY TO THE REICH 1944-45.

THE LONG LEFT FLANK: THE HARD-FOUGHT WAY TO THE REICH 1944-45.

by Jeffery Williams

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Published
1988
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Near Fine
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First
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9780773721944
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This is a first edition of The Long Left Flank: The Hard Fought Way to the Reich, 1944-1945, by the Canadian Army officer and military historian Jeffery Williams (1920-2011). It is the story of the battle to clear the Channel coast and open the port of Antwerp. The struggle, which saw appalling casualties, is not well-known because… Read more
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cover of DEBRETT'S ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO THE CANADIAN ESTABLISHMENT

DEBRETT'S ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO THE CANADIAN ESTABLISHMENT

by Peter C. Newman

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Published
1984
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Near Fine
ISBN
9780458967902
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This is an unread copy of Debrett's Illustrated Guide to the Canadian Establishment, first published in December 1983. It is a pictorial guide, with family trees and biographies, of the people who shaped Canada and the families who continue to hold influence and power. It is a large book--9" x 11" and 408 pages. It weighs just under… Read more
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cover of A HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING PEOPLES, COMPLETE

A HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING PEOPLES, COMPLETE

by Winston Churchill

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Published
1965
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Fine
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A History of the English-Speaking Peoples is a four-volume history of Britain and its former colonies and possessions throughout the world, written by Winston Churchill. It covers the period from Caesar's invasions of Britain (55 BC) to the end of the Second Boer War (1902). It was started in 1937 but between WWII and Churchill's duties, it… Read more
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cover of TONI ONLEY'S BRITISH COLUMBIA - A TRIBUTE.

TONI ONLEY'S BRITISH COLUMBIA - A TRIBUTE.

by Toni Onley

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Published
1999
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Near Fine
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First
ISBN
9781551922560
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This is Toni Onley's British Columbia: A Tribute, published in 1999. It is 24 watercolours of Onley's favourite wild BC places; each one is accompanied by his reflections on the location. Onley, who died in 2004, is known as one of Canada's preeminent watercolourists. This copy is in near-mint condition. It's only flaws are a small… Read more
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cover of ROLAND GISSING: THE PEOPLES' PAINTER

ROLAND GISSING: THE PEOPLES' PAINTER

by Nonie Houlton, Maxwell Foran

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Published
1988
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Near Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780919813809
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This is a first/only edition of Roland Gissing: The Peoples' Painter, published in 1988. It is both a biography and an art book. Roland Gissing (1895–1967) was a Canadian artist who was born in England and moved to North America to become a cowboy. He settled in Alberta and became one of Canada's most famous landscape painters. This… Read more
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cover of WHITE PASS: GATEWAY TO THE KLONDIKE

WHITE PASS: GATEWAY TO THE KLONDIKE

by ROY MINTER

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Published
1988
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Fine
Edition
First Trade
ISBN
9780771060564
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This is the first trade paperback printing of The White Pass: Gateway to the Klondike, by Roy Minter. Minter (1917-1996) was a Canadian Army officer who was posted to Whitehorse in 1955. He stayed, and became a well-known conservationist, author, filmmaker and expert on the history of the Canadian north. From the publisher: Synopsis: … Read more
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cover of THE GOLDEN AGE OF CANADIAN RAILWAYS

THE GOLDEN AGE OF CANADIAN RAILWAYS

by Bruce Clement Cooper

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Published
2010
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Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9781903025192
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$29.87

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This is a first edition of The Golden Age of Canadian Railways, published in 2010. It covers the early decades of Canada's classic railway routes, including the social, economic, environmental and technological challenges and achievements, and highlights of the routes and the experiences of passengers. The book contains 1,000 photographs, illustrations, route maps, schedules, and technical appendices.
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cover of THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF NORTH AMERICAN RAILWAYS

THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF NORTH AMERICAN RAILWAYS

by Derek Avery

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Published
1989
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Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9781555213756
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This is a first edition of The Complete History of North American Railways, published in 1989. It covers the 150-year history of the North American rail system, from the pioneering days of the 19th century to the age of Amtrak, with special chapters covering the individual railroads and the major steam locomotives. It is a high-quality book,… Read more
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cover of THE GOOD COMPANY: HISTORY OF THE UNION STEAMSHIPS.

THE GOOD COMPANY: HISTORY OF THE UNION STEAMSHIPS.

by Tom Henry

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Published
1994
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Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9781550171112
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This is a first edition of The Good Company: An Affectionate History of the Union Steamships, written by the Canadian journalist Tom Henry and published in 1994. It is the fascinating story of the legendary Union Steamship Company, which operated up and down the coast of British Columbia between 1890 and 1955. It is a high-quality book which… Read more
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cover of Combat Fleets of the World 1984/85

Combat Fleets of the World 1984/85

by Jean Labayle Couhat, A.D. Baker III

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Published
1984
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Very Good+
Edition
Fifth
ISBN
9780870211362
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This is Combat Fleets of the World, Their Their Ships, Aircraft, and Armament, published by the United States Naval Institute Press. It is current for 1984 and 1985. It is the naval inventory of every country in the world. It includes planes, missiles, and every type of combat ship, including fishing boats that serve as protection ships (Ireland), water lighters and… Read more
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cover of WORKING THE TIDES: CANADA's WEST COAST FISHERY

WORKING THE TIDES: CANADA's WEST COAST FISHERY

by Peter A. Robson

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Published
1996
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Near Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9781550171532
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This is a first edition of Working the Tides: A Portrait of Canada's West Coast Fishery, published in 1996. It is a series of mini-biographies and stories of vessels and events, all illustrated with lots of photos and maps. It covers fishing in British Columbia, including its rivers. This copy has not been read, but there is a… Read more
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cover of STILL FISHIN', THE BC FISHING INDUSTRY REVISITED

STILL FISHIN', THE BC FISHING INDUSTRY REVISITED

by ALAN HAIG-BROWN

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Published
2010
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Near Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9781550174670
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$13.44

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This is a trade paperback copy of Still Fishin', The BC Fishing Industry Revisited, by the Canadian writer and photographer Alan Haig-Brown, who has covered the industry for decades. It's an update on the industry, in which he talks about specific boats and people who are still working under increasingly difficult conditions. See contents photos. 264 pages,… Read more
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cover of SUNRISE ON LAKE LOUISE

SUNRISE ON LAKE LOUISE

by DON HARMON

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Published
1964
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This is an original photograph taken by Don Harmon--it is perhaps the most famous photograph ever taken of Lake Louise, in Banff National Park, Alberta. Don Harmon (1917-1997) was the son of Byron Harmon (1876-1942), an American photographer who pioneered the art of photographing the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Don became a highly successful landscape photographer… Read more
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cover of MAN-OF-WAR

MAN-OF-WAR

by Donald MacIntyre, Basil W Bathe

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Published
1968
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Fine
Edition
First
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This is a first edition of Man-of-War, a History of the Combat Vessel, published in 1968. It is richly illustrated, and discusses how these ships made, and formed, history. It is the first to chronicle the epic of the fighting ship--"a thing of beauty and grace"--from ancient Egypt, when Rameses III was repulsing The Sea People, to the naval operations… Read more
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cover of FROM THE WHEELHOUSE

FROM THE WHEELHOUSE

by Doreen Armitage

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Published
2003
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Near Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9781550172935
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This is a first edition of From the Wheelhouse, Tugboaters Tell Their Own Stories, by the Canadian author and historian Doreen Armitage. Its focus is the British Columbia coast. Save for two tiny dogears, this book is in mint condition. From the publisher:Towboats have been a part of British Columbia's history since 1836, when the Hudson's Bay Company's ungainly sidewheeler S.S.… Read more
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cover of FISHING FOR A LIVING

FISHING FOR A LIVING

by ALAN HAIG-BROWN

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Published
1993
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Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9781550170931
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This is a first edition of Fishing for a Living by the Canadian writer and marine photographer Alan Haig-Brown. From the dust jacket: "On the West Coast [British Columbia], catching fish is a way of life, celebrated in these writings, oral histories and photographs about the people who build the boats and bring in the fish. This book, the… Read more
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cover of THE EAGLE & THE FROG

THE EAGLE & THE FROG

by BILL REID (HAIDA)

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Published
pre-1998
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Fine
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This is a reproduction of The Eagle and the Frog, one of five Haida Myths images created by the legendary Canadian/Haida artist Bill Reid (1920-1998). The five images were for the book Raven Steals the Light, co-written by Reid and published by Douglas & McIntyre in 1982. "The prince and three companions went on a fishing trip and caught some trout.… Read more
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cover of EXPO '86 BICYCLE POSTER, MAN IN MOTION

EXPO '86 BICYCLE POSTER, MAN IN MOTION

by Steve Woodhouse

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Published
1986
Condition
Fine
Edition
One of Five
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This is the Expo '86 Commemorative Poster commissioned by the organizers of the world's fair, and by the City of Vancouver for its 100th Anniversary. The theme of Expo was Man in Motion. It was designed and executed by Canadian artist Steve Woodhouse. As you can tell, I had a bit of time getting decent pictures. Photo 4… Read more
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cover of INUIT WOMAN WITH DOG

INUIT WOMAN WITH DOG

by EUGENIA BERLIN

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Published
1930
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Fine
Edition
First
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This is Inuit Woman With Dog, by the Canadian sculptor Eugenia Berlin (1905-2003). Signed by the artist. 4" x 5 1/4", weight 2 1/2 lbs Cast 1926-1930.Bought from the artist by my former neighbour, who was a friend of Berlin's. When she died, in 1979, her son sold it to my mother. Until today, it lived on a shelf in the library. I've… Read more
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cover of VICTORY IN WORLD WAR II

VICTORY IN WORLD WAR II

by Nigel Cawthorne

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Published
2007
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Fine
Edition
First Canadian
ISBN
9781841937717
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This is an unread copy of Victory in World War II, The Allies Defeat of the Axis Forces. It was originally published in 2005; this is the first Canadian edition, published for Indigo Books in 2007. It details how the Allies built on their successes after D-Day on June 6, 1944. It chronicles the Western, Eastern, Italian, and… Read more
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