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    • CHAPPELL, 1981
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    • Note Bibliografiche: As recorded by Lionel Richie and Diana Ross on Motown Records. 6 pages. Moderate wear. Few markings. A quality vintage copy of this lovely composition. continua a leggere
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    • CHARLES HANSEN MUSIC AND BOOKS, 1972
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    • Note Bibliografiche: Fantastic colour cover photo of the band in Seattle's Paramount Theatre where this song was recorded live for the album Live at the Paramount in 1972. Four pages, 28 x 21.5cm. Above-average wear. Faint bits of writing and sticker remnant near top of front cover. A rare and wonderful memento of this great Canadian prairie song and the fantastic band which composed and performed it. How many other songs about Saskatoon have made it to the Canadian Top 10? Framed and displayed, this will serve as a proud addition to the wall of any classy Saskatoon dining room or night club. continua a leggere
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    • ARTS OF ASIA PUBLICATIONS LTD., 2017
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    • Note Bibliografiche: 148 pages. Lavishly produced upon glossy stock. Profusely illustrated with colour photography. Features: Creating the new Sir Joseph Hotung Gallery of China and South Asia; Between the Mobile and the Settled - Rediscovering Steppe Objects showing interregional contacts essential to China; Stories on Cizhou Wares at the British Museum; The Revival of Xipi Lacquer - a new acquisition at the British Museum; Something Old, Something New - contemporary Chinese paintings and prints; The Indus Civilisation and long distance exchange networks across middle Asia in the 3rd Millennium BC; Jaina mater... continua a leggere
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    • ARTS OF ASIA PUBLICATIONS LTD., 2014
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    • Note Bibliografiche: 160 pages. Lavishly produced upon glossy stock. Profusely illustrated with colour photography. Features: Ly-Tran Arts (1009-1400) of Vietnam; Portable Sandalwood Shrines in China and Japan; Chinese blue and white ceramics with Siamese motifs; The Long Museum in Shanghai; Contemporary Chinese artist Luo Qi; The BenCab Museum in the Philippine Cordillera Mountains. Clean, bright and unmarked with very light wear. An excellent copy. continua a leggere
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    • ARTS OF ASIA PUBLICATIONS LTD., 1990
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    • Note Bibliografiche: 172 pages. Lavishly produced upon glossy stock. Profusely illustrated with colour and black and white photography. Features: Japanese combs and hairpins (including cover photo); A Study of Netsuke and metalworking techniques in Japan; From Jomon to Sankama - ceramic treasures in the Idemitsu Museum of Arts; Wagashi - sweet inspirations the year round; Treasures of the Fuji Art Museums; Behinds the Scenes 18; Japanese Sales at Christie's New York; Chinese Sales at Sotheby's Hong Kong; Traditional Body Ornaments from the Naga Hills; "Art of the 1980's in Japan". Clean and unmarked with very l... continua a leggere
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    • RUPERT'S LAND RESEARCH CENTRE/UNIVERSITY OF WINNIPEG, 1995
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    • Note Bibliografiche: iv,109pp. Footnotes, bibliography and index. The first work to focus on Joseph Wrigley and his years as trade commissioner of the HBC. During these years the company continued to tap rich fur resources while gradually shifting attention to its land holdings and commercial ventures. Unmarked with light wear. A quality copy of this revised version of the author's M.A. thesis. continua a leggere
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    • UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA PRESS / UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY PRESS, 1967
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    • Note Bibliografiche: 400 pages of fabulous photos depicting the life and times of the U. of A.'s 1967 student body. Unmarked with average wear. A sound vintage copy. continua a leggere
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    • J.J. DOUGLAS LTD., 1975
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    • Note Bibliografiche: vii, [5], 246 pp. Index. Bibliography. Illustrated with colour and black and white photos. Printed upon glossy stock. Reprint of the 1967 first edition. "This book is unique, of a very high quality of production, and scholarly in the extreme. From it one may learn nearly all there is to know about traditional Alaskan Eskimo masks." - American Anthropologist. Some markings to contents. Somewhat above-average wear. Binding intact. A sound reference copy. Tourville 3755, Ricks p.180. continua a leggere
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    • HARCOURT, BRACE AND COMPANY, 1924
    • Libreria: RareNonFiction.com (Canada)
    • Note Bibliografiche: [6], 7-221pp. 7.75" x 5.5". A modern Jew, perhaps for the first time, analyzes western civilization as an expression of the Gentile way of life and shows where this clashes with the nature and spiritual impulses of the Jew. - paraphrased from front flap of replica dust jacket included with this copy. "I console myself with the thought that if this book offends by its assertiveness, God knows that the infinite tactfulness of thousands of other Jews seems to have offended no less. Whatever we do we are damned - and I would rather be damned standing up than lying down." - p.221. "Born in Roman... continua a leggere
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    • PALADIN PRESS, 1981
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    • Note Bibliografiche: [5], i, [3], 150 pp. Black and white diagrams. Publisher believes this to be a work of Great Britain's elite Special Air Service (SAS). "While comparable to other government survival texts in some areas, its combat orientation differentiates it from all others presently available. More conventionally, its section on snares and deadfalls contains many unusual and practical systems, some of which appear to have originated in primitive Asian countries." - Foreword. Unmarked with moderate wear. Binding tight. A sound copy of this invaluable survival guide. continua a leggere
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    • MCGILL QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2016
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    • Note Bibliografiche: 316 pp. Footnotes. Index. Printed upon glossy stock lavishly illustrated with colour and black and white photos. "Charts the development of skating rinks and arenas from their origins as simple wooden sheds to today's fully wired, multi-purpose entertainment complexes. Shows how these buildings have been adapted to seasonal change and to a multitide of uses besides skating - from political rallies to rock concerts - and how these adaptations, in turn, have transformed skating, curling, and hockey." - dust jacket. Clean, bright and unmarked with negligible wear. Dust jacket now preserved in ... continua a leggere
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    • CLIFFORD-NICOL, INC., 1978
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    • Note Bibliografiche: xxii, [8], 148 pp. Many black and white diagrams and reproductions of archival photos. At time of publication the author's family was the only American builder of authentic wooden highway covered bridges. "Anyone who almost single handedly has repaired, rebuilt and even completely constructed twenty-two covered bridges deserves a marble pedestal in the antiquarian Hall of Fame. This has been the accomplishment of Milton Graton. The bridges described in this volume round out a significant and colorful contribution to the preservation of the New England heritage." - Foreword. Bit of writing o... continua a leggere
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    • NORTH AMERICAN PUBLISHERS CORP. / CHRYSALIS, 1971
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    • Note Bibliografiche: 117 pages. Great psychedelic color cover art. Five full-page black and white photos of band members. Three pages of text provide a great history of the band and brief bios of its members. Includes piano sheet music, chords and lyrics for all songs on Jethro Tull's first four albums, Stand Up, This Was, Benefit and Aqualung: A New Day Yesterday; Back to the Family; Bouree; Fat Man; For a Thousand Mothers; Jeffrey Goes to Leicester Square; Look Into the Sun; Nothing is Easy; Reason for Waiting; We Used to Know; A Song for Jeffrey; Beggars Farm; Cat's Squirrel; Dharma for One; Move On Along; M... continua a leggere
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    • DUCHESS MUSIC CORPORATION, 1977
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    • Note Bibliografiche: 96 pages, including thirteen pages of great color photos of the band, its members, and two past members. Published in the same year as the tragic plane crash which took the life of lead singer and founding member Ronnie Van Zant. Includes piano sheet music, guitar chords [not guitar tabs] and lyrics for these classic songs: Blue Yodel ("T" for Texas); Call Me The Breeze; Cry for the Bad Man; Don't Ask Me No Questions; Double Trouble; Free Bird; Gimme Back My Bullets; Gimme Three Steps; I Ain't The One; I Need You; On the Hunt; Saturday Night Special; Searching; Simple Man; Sweet Home Alabam... continua a leggere
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    • WARNER BROS. - SEVEN ARTS, INC., 1978
    • Libreria: RareNonFiction.com (Canada)
    • Note Bibliografiche: Songbook for Ted Nugent's massive-selling Double Live Gonzo album from 1978. 63 pages including lots of great color photos of the Motor City Madman in action. Includes lyrics, piano sheet music and guitar chords for these songs: Baby Please Don't Go; Cat Scratch Fever; Gonzo; Great White Buffalo; Hibernation; Just What the Doctor Ordered; Motor City Madhouse; Stormtroopin'; Stranglehold; Wang Dang Sweet Poontang; Yank Me Crank Me. These songs include many classics but, for you younger folks, the most familiar tune for you may be Stranglehold which has been used as the wicked intro music of ... continua a leggere
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    • VANGUARD PRESS, 1927
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    • Note Bibliografiche: viii, 110 pp. 7.25" x 4.5". Readers will "gain an understanding of the direction in which the human race is traveling that will give a real perspective from which to judge day-to-day events." - Foreword. Dust jacket not included. Prior owner's small name faintly stamped (twice) upon front endpaper (along with a small book shop stamp), title page and Table of Contents, otherwise unmarked. Binding sound. Average wear to maroon boards which feature silhouette of man reading book in one hand and sledge hammer in the other, which is so iconic it has been (admittedly) purloined as the logo of a h... continua a leggere
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    • T.C. & E.C. JACK, 1907
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    • Note Bibliografiche: 1907 first edition. 16mo, [4]-128pp. Index. "See that your fire is in good condition, and that your oven is in a fair way to be at the right heat by the time your cake is ready for it." - Introductory. Chapters include: Preparation of Materials, Explanation of Terms, Preparation of Cake Tins, Baking of Cakes, One Hundred Recipes, Icing and Decoration, General Hints and Small Cakes. Above-average external wear and soiling. Soiling to contents consistent with a well but respectfully used copy. Hairline opening in binding at recto of back free endpaper. Light pencil notes upon front free endpa... continua a leggere
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    • SWAN LAKE PUBLISHING, 1988
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    • Note Bibliografiche: Signed and briefly inscribed by author upon title page. xi, 276 pages. Index. Footnotes. Several black and white illustrations. "Five women and a cause - the story of pioneer leaders of the B.C. Women's Temperance Union. How Cecilia Spofford, Maria Grant, Helen Grant, Margaret Jenkins, and Emma Spencer developed this organization into the most powerful and influential organization of its day. A story of pioneer women of strong character achieving together." - back cover. Tight, clean and unmarked with moderate wear. A sound copy. continua a leggere
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    • SEATTLE FRUIT & FLOWER MISSION, 1924
    • Libreria: RareNonFiction.com (Canada)
    • Note Bibliografiche: [6], 7-393, [9] ads, pages. Index. Nostalgic ads for local businesses. Compiled for the benefit of the Seattle Fruit & Flower Mission, an all-volunteer organization founded in 1907 which gave "dietary aid to those who were ill or undernourished, irrespective of race or creed." - Foreword. Handwritten note on last page. Average wear to illustrated silver boards. Binding intact. A sound vintage copy of this charming full-spectrum compilation of Seattle recipes dating back to the roaring twenties. continua a leggere
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    • DE WINTON & DISTRICT HISTORICAL COMMITTEE, 1978
    • Libreria: RareNonFiction.com (Canada)
    • Note Bibliografiche: 587 p. Index. Glossary. Hundreds of black and white reproductions of archival photos, maps and illustrations. A collection of histories of the early pioneers of De Winton, Alberta and nine surrounding school districts just south of Caltary. "We hope their descendants will treasure the spirit of adventure, and the courage that they displayed and the hardships that they endured, in order that we should have a better future for ourselves and the generations that will follow." - dedication page. Unmarked with moderate wear. A quality copy of this excellent local history and genealogical referen... continua a leggere
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