Our Books - Biography-&-Autobiography

Un Exorciste Raconte
Amorth, Dom Gabriele

Paris: F. S. de Guibert, 1992. Octavo. Soft Cover. Fine. 246 pp. An unmarked copy in tight binding. "Ce livre, où Dom Amorth, exorciste du diocèse de Rome nous confie sa science et... [read more] | $22.50

To the Noon Rest: The Life, Work and Addresses of Mrs. Helen M. Stoddard.
Armstrong, Fanny L.

Inscribed by Helen Stoddard First Edition; small octavo; L. H. Higley, Butler, Indiana, 1909; frontis port. with tissue guard; illustrated; [8] + 296 pp. Stoddard was President of the Texas Woman’s... [read more] | $120.00

Alex Dunsmuir’s Dilemma together with My Borrowed Life
Audain, James

Sunnylane Publishing, Victoria, 1964. [x] + 133 pp.; frontis port., photos. Foreword by the then Mayor of Oakland, California. Signed gift inscription from the author. Previous owner name in fine... [read more] | $30.00

Time and Chance: The Political Memoirs of Canada’s First Woman Prime Minister
Campbell, Kim

Doubleday Canada, Toronto, 1996. 433 pp., photographs, including the famous (infamous?) portrait by Barbara Woodley wearing nothing, but holding her court robes in front of her. Signed in the form of... [read more] | $30.00

Secret Memoirs of the Court of Berlin
De Mirabeau, Compte, Honore Gabriel Riqueti

Akron, Ohio: St. Dunstan Society, Royal Octavo. Leather. Near Fine n.d. [©1901, M. Walter Dunne, Publisher]. Frontispiece photogravure, with tissue guard; 2 other illustrations all present as called... [read more] | $59.00

An Account of the Conduct and Proceedings of the Late John Gow, alias Smith, Captain of the Late Pirates, Executed for Murther and Piracy, Committed on Board the George Galley, Afterwards Call'd the Revenge . . .
Defoe, Daniel

A True Recounting of Piracy by the author of Robinson Crusoe Edinburgh: Gordon Wright Publishing, 1978. Published under the short title, The Pirate Gow, 'this reprint is a facsimile of the 1890 edition... [read more] | $70.00

Alexander the Great
Fox, Robin Lane

The Folio Society, London, 1997. Pictorial Cloth; Quarto, Fine in slip case. [xvi] [2] 3-338 pp.; illustrated; map endpapers and 7 maps in text; extensive Bibliography and Index. Fox published his first... [read more] | $25.00

The Life and Times of Fray Junipero Serra, O.F.M. or The Man Who Never Turned Back (1713-1784) - Two Volumes, Complete
Geiger, Maynard J., O.F.M., Ph.D.

Washington, D.C.: Academy of American Franciscan History, 1959. Royal Octavo (approx. 225 mm.). Cloth. About Fine [x] [4] 3-448 pp.; [vii] [4] 3-508 pp.; frontispiece, illustrations and maps all present.... [read more] | $90.00

Till I End My Song
Gibbings, Robert

Robert Gibbings, 1889-1958 The Irish-born author and illustrator, whose work is much sought after by book collectors, as well as those who wouldn’t see themselves as ‘collectors’ but... [read more] | $30.00

My Missionary Memories
Grant, Kenneth James

Halifax: Imperial Publishing, 1923. First Edition. Octavo. Cloth. Near Fine 203 pp., illustrations, portraits. A very sound copy, lacking uncommon dj, of these memoirs of a Presbyterian missionary in Trinidad,... [read more] | $50.00

The Days of a Man. Being Memories of a Naturalist, Teacher and Minor Prophet of Democracy.
Jordan, David Starr

World Book Company, Yonkers-on-Hudson, New York; 1922. Two volumes, lacking scarce dust jackets; Royal octavo in black cloth with gilt spine titles and facsimile signature on front boards. Pp [xxviii]... [read more] | $80.00

Ishi: in two worlds. A Biography of the Last Wild Indian in North America
Kroeber, Theodora

University of California Press, Berkeley & Los Angeles; 1961, with a Foreword by Lewis Gannett. 255 pp.; photographs and frontis port. Ex-library David Aberle, Professor of Anthropology at UBC for... [read more] | $25.00

Sometime – Never
Leighton, Clare

The wood engravings of Clare Leighton – some almost whimsical or folk art in style – are most worthy of note, and reflect her study of art both in Europe and later in America. ‘Chambers... [read more] | $40.00

A Showman Goes East.
Levis, Carroll

Association CopyThe Mulligan Affair Macdonald & Co., London, 1944 First Edition. Small 8vo (19cm). Cloth. Signed. Fine / Very Good. The travels of Canadian-born humourist and radio announcer both... [read more] | $50.00

Long Walk to Freedom.
Mandela, Nelson

Randburg, South Africa: Macdonald Purnell, 1994. Octavo. Cloth. 630 pp., map endpapers, illustrated. The True First Edition of this important autobiography "following the flag", in a Fine... [read more] | $90.00

Letters Between a Father and Son
Naipaul, V. S.

London: Little Brown and Company, 1999. First British Edition. Cloth. Near Fine / Fine. A clean, tight copy in dustwrapper of this collection of Naipaul's letters to and from his father in Trinidad following... [read more] | $18.00

The Shorter Pepys: Selected and Edited by Robert Latham.
Pepys, Samuel [Robert Lathan and William Matthews, eds.]

Bell & Hyman, London, 1985. Royal octavo in green cloth with gilt spine titles and publisher’s device on front boards. Pp. [l] + 1,096; Chronological Summary; list of Principal Persons; Glossary;... [read more] | $40.00

A Sense of Humus.
[Clare Leighton] Damon, Bertha.

Simon and Schuster, New York, 1943; 250 pp. Signed by Illustrator on prelim. VG/VG-. “The pleasures of living in the country, the necessitudes of gardening, the small, lovable satisfactions... [read more] | $30.00

Portrait of a Genius, but . . . - The Life of D. H. Lawrence, 1885 to 1930.
[D. H. Lawrence] Aldington, Richard

Readers Union, London, 1951. A Fine copy in like dustjacket of this study of the life and works of the poet, short story writer, and author of novels such as The White Peacock, Sons and Lovers, and The... [read more] | $15.00