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

Look Towards the Sea
Baines, Frank

Eyre & Spottiswoode, London, 1958. Bottom corner of title page clipped, Else Near Fine in mylar-protected dustjacket featuring evocative art by Julian Trevelyan. Autobiographical account of author’s... [read more] | $15.00

Bell, Clive

A Lovely First Edition from the Hogarth Press London: Hogarth Press, 1928. First Edition. 16mo. Decorative Cloth. Near Fine pp. 88 + [1]; paper spine label faded, as is usual; top edge red; minimal toning... [read more] | $170.00

The Life of Samuel Johnson LL.D.
Boswell, James

The Heritage Press, New York, 1962. Three volumes with publisher’s original slip cases; frontispiece portrait in colour. “With marginal comments and markings from two copies annotated by... [read more] | $60.00

Days: A Tangier Diary
Bowles, Paul

Harper Perennial, New York, 2006. Trade paperback, 106 pp. Illustrated. Remainder mark on bottom edge. From the publisher: “Between 1987 and 1989, Paul Bowles . . . kept a journal to record the... [read more] | $8.00

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 Making of John Ledyard: Empire and Ambition in the Life of an Early American Traveler
Gray, Edward G.

Yale University Press, New Haven & London, 2007. First Edition; Fine in dust jacket. [xiii] + 224 pp. Notes, illustrated, Index. “During the course of his short but extraordinary life, John... [read more] | $15.00

We Sagebrush Folk
Greenwood, Annie Pike.

New York & London: Appleton-Century Co., 1934. First Edition. Octavo. Cloth. Near Fine pp. [xi] & 483; frontispiece and over 20 illustrations. The scarce first printing of the autobiography of... [read more] | $130.00

The Strickland Sisters: Catharine Parr Traill and Susanna Moodie.
Hume, Blanche

Toronto: The Ryerson Press, 1928. 12mo (18.5 cm.). Stapled Card Covers. Fine. Part of "The Ryerson Canadian History Readers" series edited by Lorne Pierce, a publishing enterprise that, as is... [read more] | $20.00

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

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