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A Bolt of White Cloth.

By: Rooke, Leon.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Don Mills, Ontario., Stoddart / General Publishing., 1984

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author


8vo - 21 x 13.5 cm.; 176 pp. A collection of short fiction pieces. Signed by the author on the title page. The externals show a trace of shelf wear to the cover edges.; Signed by Author View more info

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A Country Lover.

By: Guiton, Helen.

Price: $11.20

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, J. M. Dent & Sons, 1948

Edition: First Edition; First Printing


8vo - 20.5 x 13.5 cm.; (8) - 255 pp. Brick red cloth with gilt lettering on spine. A novel set in rural Quebec of the 'habitant' days following the life a Jean-Paul who challenges his place in life as a rugged farmer to a rather tragic climax. Beautifully illustrated with many b/w block prints, some full page whilst others are partial page vignettes. The book shows mild shelf wear on the board edges and darkened text block edges with a previous owner's name on the half t... View more info

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A Fairly Conventional Woman.

By: Shields, Carol.

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., Macmillan., 1982

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author


8vo - 23 x 14.5 cm.; (8) - 216 pp. Blue cloth over boards with gilt lettering on the spine. First edition as per the copyright page. Signed by the author on the title page. The book has a small bump to the lower front fore corner and the spine tips show mild wear thougfh more so on the spine tail. The unclipped dust is worn on the edges with some previously tape repaired small close tears on the head edge and a large tape repaired closed tear on the front flap fold; Sign... View more info

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A Fine and Private Place.

By: Callaghan, Morley.

Price: $6.40

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., Macmillan., 1975

Edition: First Edition


8vo - 21 x 13.5 cm.; 213 pp. Green cloth over boards with gilt lettering on the spine. First edition as per the copyright page. Callaghan's 17th published book. Very minor shelf wear to the spine tips, otherwise clean and tight. The dust jacket has wear to the head edge of the back panel and the spine crown. The spine is also a tad darkened. View more info

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A Fool's Meander: A Labyrinthine Journey to the Throne of Elderhood.

By: Hartwood, Lynn.

Price: $13.50

Publisher: Waterloo, Ontario., Blue Crow Books., 2001

Edition: First Edition


8vo - 23 x 14 cm.; vi - 104 pp. Blue card stock wraps with french folded flaps on the fore edges. Silver lettering on the front cover only and a blind stamped stylized laybinth on the front also. From the author's introduction: "This book is my response to a call I heard while building a labyrinth. The initial call came in the form of voice saying "Write a simple personal description of what a labyrinth means to you. make it easy to read . . . Little did I know w... View more info

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A Fool's Meander: A Labyrinthine Journey to the Throne of Elderhood.

By: Hartwood, Lynn.

Price: $13.50

Publisher: Waterloo, Ontario., Blue Crow Books., 2001

Edition: First Edition


8vo - 23 x 14 cm.; vi - 104 pp. Blue card stock wraps with french folded flaps on the fore edges. Silver lettering on the front cover only and a blind stamped stylized laybinth on the front also. From the author's introduction: "This book is my response to a call I heard while building a labyrinth. The initial call came in the form of voice saying "Write a simple personal description of what a labyrinth means to you. make it easy to read . . . Little did I know w... View more info

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A Handful of Rice.

By: Allister, William

Price: $28.00

Publisher: London, UK, Secker & Warburg., 1961

Edition: First Edition


12mo - 19.5 x 13 cm.; 288 pp. Green cloth over boards with silver gilt lettering on spine. A novel based in a Japanese prisoner of war camp in Malaya and founded in part on the author's own life after his capture in the fall of Hong Kong. Interesting to note that the author kept a copious dairy of prison life, meticulously guarding it all through his trials only to have a friend unwittingly toss it into the ocean two days before liberation. The book shows minor dust soil... View more info

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A Hugh Garner Omnibus.

By: Garner, Hugh.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., McGraw-Hill Ryerson., 1978

Edition: First Edition


8vo - 21.5 x 13.5 cm.; (16) - 752 pp. Glossy black cloth over boards with gilt lettering on the spine. Remainder mark on the text block head edge and a previous owner's name on the front free end paper. The clipped dust jacket has minor wear to the head edge. Contents: Novel - "Cabbagetown"; Short Stories - "The Conversion of Willie Heaps", "One. Two, Three Little Indians", "A Trip for Mrs. Taylor", "Artsy-Craftsy", "A Short Wa... View more info

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A Jest of God.

By: Laurence, Margaret.

Price: $28.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., McClelland and Stewart., 1966

Edition: First Edition


8vo - 20.5 x 13 cm.; 202 pp. Burgundy cloth over boards with gilt lettering and decorations on the spine. First edition as per the copyright page. The spine tips show quite mild shelf wear, the text block edges and page margins are tanned as are the margins of the white sections (the back panel) of the unclipped dust jacket. The spine tips, the head and tail edges and the fore edge fold of the front panel have some mild wear. The interior is clean and the binding is tigh... View more info

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A Kiss Is Still a Kiss (and other stories).

By: Callaghan, Barry.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., Little Brown and Company., 1995

Inscription: Signed by Author


12mo - 19 x 11 cm.; 370 - (6) pp. Light tan cloth over boards with gilt lettering on the spine. First edition and first printing as per the copyright page. Signed on the title page by the author. A collection of 12 stories, several of which had been previously published in various literary journals. All have been revised for this collected work. The text block edges and page margins are lightly tanned as seems to be common with this book. Otherwise both the book and the ... View more info

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A Map of Glass.

By: Urquhart, Jane.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., McClelland & Stewart., 2005

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author


8vo - 21.5 x 14 cm.; (10) - 371 - (3) pp. Black cloth over boards with gilt lettering on the spine. First edition as per the copyright page. Signed by the author on the title page. The dust jacket is not clipped.; Signed by Author View more info

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A Nice Place to Visit.

By: Garner, Hugh.

Price: $6.40

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., Ryerson Press., 1970

Edition: First Edition


8vo - 21.5 x 13.5 cm; 255 pp. Pale olive green cloth over boards with gilt lettering on the spine. First edition as per copyright page. Minor wear to spine head, else near fine. The unclipped dust jacket has minor wear to the spine tips and the fore corners and a 1.5 cm closed tear in the head egde on the front. View more info

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A perte de temps.

By: Gravel, Pierre.

Price: $9.60

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., House of Anansi / Spiderline Editions., 1969

Edition: First Edition


8vo - 20.5 x 13.5 cm.; [8] - xiv - 117 pp. The first edition of the author's first novel. The text is in French though termed a bilingual edition for "the text is in French with a running vocabulary for the less common words. There is an author's translation in both English and French". Previous owner's name and gift note on the first page. View more info

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A Place to Die.

By: Bowering, George.

Price: $12.80

Publisher: Ottawa, Ontario., Oberon Press, 1983

Inscription: Signed by Author


8vo - 21 x 14 cm.; 127 pp. Collection of short stories. Signed by Bowering on the title page. Some edgewear on cover, former owner's name on first blank page.; Signed by Author View more info

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A Quebecois Dream.

By: Beaulieu, Victor-Levy.

Price: $6.40

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., Exile Editions, 1978


8vo - 22 x 14.5 cm.; 102 pp. Translated from French by Ray Chamberlain. Card stock covers are lightly soiled with some sunning, former owner's name on verso of front cover. View more info