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Bookshelf Free Press, Volume 1; a Selection from the Winnipeg Free Press, 1955-56.

By: N/A

Price: $7.20

Publisher: Winnipeg, Manitoba., Winnipeg Free Press.: 1956

Seller ID: 2112


8vo - 20 x 12.5 cm.; 256 pp. Green-blue cloth over boards with black lettering on spine. The dust jacket (unclipped and in Brodart) shows moderate wear to the edges and folds. A collection of editorial pieces and essays which appeared in the Winnipeg Free Press in 1955-56. The Winnipeg Free Press, during that time period was a bastion of independent thinking founded in the deep roots of prairie ruggedness. There is a library discard stamp on the back free end paper with ... View more info

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Far Away Place.

By: ( James Bell, F. J. H. Merrill, Harlan Smith).

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Francestown, New Hampshire., Marshall Jones.: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 23023


8vo - 21 x 14 cm.; 185 pp. Green cloth over boards with a darker green cloth on spine, gilt lettering on spine and a stylized gilt spruce tree on the front. From the dust jacket: "It was after his service as chaplain in World War I . . . that Father Murdoch's physician ordered him to the woods for complete rest. In the quiet woods near his boyhood home in New Brunswick he camped in rough but cozy log cabins . . . Father Murdoch writes of his adventure with a gay affa... View more info

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Creative Literature in Canada Symposium

By: (Marian Engel, Al Purdy, Ben Shek, Ruth Nichols, Irma McDonough, Bill Sault, Robert Weaver)

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Ministry of Colleges and Universities.: 1974

Seller ID: 21647


4to - 25 x 17 cm.; 56 pp. Saddle-stapled booklet. Contents: Canadian Writing Today (Engels); Some Opinions on Canadian Poetry (Purdy); The French-Canadian Novel 1967-1972 (Shek); Creative Literature for Children in Canada (Nichols); Making Modern Canadian Children's Books (McDonough); The Oral Tradition of Canada's Native Peoples (Sault); Discovering and Encouraging Canadian Writiers (Weaver); Panel Discussion; Annotated Bibliographies. Minor wear on cover; a clean, stur... View more info

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Bad Imaginings.

By: Adderson, Caroline.

Price: $9.60

Publisher: Erin, Ontario., Porcupine's Quill.: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 24082


8vo - 22 x 14 cm.; 155 - [5] pp. A collection of 10 stories, one of which, "Oil and Dread" has been previously published in the fifth Journey Prize Anthology. Signed by the author on the title page.; Signed by Author View more info

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Bad Imaginings.

By: Adderson, Caroline.

Price: $9.60

Publisher: Erin, Ontario., Porcupine's Quill.: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 24171


8vo - 22 x 14 cm.; 155 - [5] pp. A collection of 10 stories, one of which, "Oil and Dread" has been previously published in the fifth Journey Prize Anthology. Signed by the author on the title page.; Signed by Author View more info

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Childhood.

By: Alexis, Andre.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: New York., Henry Holt and Comapny.: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 28973


8vo - 21 x 14 cm.; (10) 259 - (3) pp. Mustard yellow paper over boards with copper gilt lettering and light beige cloth on the spine. A stated first edition of the author's first novel and is set in Petrolia, southern Ontario. Very minor shelf wear to the spine tips of the book and the unclipped jacket, else fine. View more info

Polonia - and - The Man Who Saw God.

By: Ali, Ansara.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Etobicoke, Ontario., Ascension Books.: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 26825


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; xiii - 361 pp. Blue cloth over boards with gilt lettering on the spine. Mapped end papers. Illustrated with 36 black and white drawings by Astara Ali. From a review by Publisher's Weekly: ". . . in this quirky novel about Lucky the Indian, an Easterner comes to America to seek a new life and to find the mystical Seven Pearls of Wisdom. The zaniness begins almost at once . . . but the headliner is Petr the Pole, a cabbie whose sole mission is to gl... View more info

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The Chartered Libertine.

By: Allen, Ralph.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., Macmillan.: 1954

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24008


8vo - 21 x 13.5 cm.; [6] - 270 pp. Light tan cloth over boards with black lettering on spine. A novel about the future of public broadcasting via the CBC in Canada. The title is a line from Shakespeare's Henry V: "The air, a chartered libertine, is still, and mute the wonder lurketh in men's ears" The book shows mild shelf wear to the externals and the text block edges are darkened. The unclipped dust jacket is moderately worn on the edges with light and general ... 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

Seller ID: 20161


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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Room of One's Own. Volume 1, Number 1. Spring 1975. (Premiere Issue).

By: Bagley, Laurie - Lora Lippert - Gayla Reid - Gail van Varsveld. (editors).

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Vancouver, BC., Growing Room Collective: 1975

Seller ID: 15950


8vo - 20.5 x 13 cm.; 64 pp. Off white covers with green lettering and illustration on front and a saddle stapled binding. Cover art by Colette French with a line drawing by Jerry Boorda. Contents: 1 - "An Account of a Skirmish" by Vera B. Williams, 2 - "Women as Poets" by Dorothy Livesay, 3 - "Miscarriage" by Elspeth Strang, 4 - "His Only Child" by Myra Macfarlane, 5 - "She Sat by Her Window" by Maureen McCarthy, 6 - "Images of... View more info

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Thanks for a Drowned Island.

By: Bailey, A. G. (Alfred G. Bailey).

Price: $6.40

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., McClelland and Stewart: 1973

Seller ID: 15127


8vo - 23 x 14 cm.; 96 pp. A collection of poetry by the scholar, historian, anthropologist and poet, Alfred Bailey, a founder of "The Fiddlehead" magazine, editor of "A Literary History of Canada" and former Professor of History at the University of New Brunswick. Dark grey-green cloth-covered boards with silver spine lettering, green endpapers. Slight soiling on text block, otherwise a tight and clean volume. Dust jacket has very minor soiling on it. View more info

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The Climate of Power.

By: Baird, Irene.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., Macmillan.: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 25296


12mo - 19.5 x 13 cm.; 255 pp. Blue cloth over boards with silver gilt lettering on the spine. First edition as per the copyright page. Signed by the author on the front free end paper. The spine tips show light wear and more so at the crown while the text block head edge is dust soiled, previous owner's address label on the head margin of the half title page; otherwise, clean and tight. The unclipped dust jacket shows light wear to the head edge and is a tad darkened on ... View more info

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Plain Jane.

By: Barfoot, Joan.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., Macmillan.: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 25302


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; 243 pp. Light blue cloth over boards with black lettering on the spine. First edition and first printing as per the copyright page. Signed by the author on the title page. Small bump in the tail edge of the front board and the same place on the unclipped dust jacket. Otherwise, 'tis fine.; Signed by Author View more info

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Duet for Three.

By: Barfoot, Joan.

Price: $11.20

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., Macmillan.: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 25325


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; 252 pp. Light purple cloth over boards with gilt lettering on the spine. First edition and first printing as per the copyright page. Signed by the author on the title page with an inscription to the previous owner. The bottom fore corner of the back board has a small impression on it as though someting had rested on it for awhile, otherwise the book itself is fine. The unclipped dust jacket had mild wear to the edges and a small closed tear on the head... View more info

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Naissance d'une Litterature, Essai sur le messianisme et les debuts de la litterature canadienne-francaise (1850-1890).

By: Beaudoin, Rejean

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Quebec, Boreal.: 1989

Seller ID: 19384


8vo - 21.5 x 14 cm.; 209 pp. Text is in French. Footnotes. A clean, tight copy. View more info

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A Quebecois Dream.

By: Beaulieu, Victor-Levy.

Price: $6.40

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., Exile Editions: 1978

Seller ID: 14230


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

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Le Miroir de Janus.

By: Beguin, Louis-Paul.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Montreal, Quebec., Les Editions Sans le Sou: 1966

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 13911


12mo - 18.5 x 14 cm.; 91 pp. Text is in French. A collection of poetry inscribed by author on first blank preliminary. Pages browning. Card stock covers have some soiling, minor edgewear. ; Signed by Author View more info

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Under Coyote's Eye. A Play about Ishi.

By: Beissel, Henry.

Price: $7.20

Publisher: Dunvegan, Ontario., Quadrant Editions.: 1980

Seller ID: 27114


8vo - 22 x 14 cm.; 83 pp. First performed at the "Other Theatre" in Chicago in December of 1978. Printed and bound by the Porcupine's Quill of Erin, Ontario on laid paper. The covers show minor scuffing and edge wear, otherwise fine. View more info

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De Québec à Saint-Boniface: Récits et nouvelles du Canada Français.

By: Bessette, Gerard. (editor).

Price: $6.40

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., Macmillan.: 1968

Seller ID: 28318


8vo - 20.5 x 12.5 cm.; x - 286 pp. The text is in French. Nineteen prose works selected from 16 francophone writers that are representative of contemporary French Canadian writing. Each selection is footnoted and has a series of questions. Previous owner's name on the first page, otherwise clean with a sound binding while showing mild shelf wear and light soiling to the covers. View more info

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The Strange One. (Canadian Nature Classics).

By: Bodsworth, Fred.

Price: $31.50

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., McClelland and Stewart.: 1973

Seller ID: 29200


8vo - 21.5 x 14 cm.; (12) - 400 pp. Teal blue cloth over boards with gilt lettering and decorations on both the spine and the front board. First published in 1959, this is the McClelland and Stewart reprint in their Nature Classics series. The book has a wee bit of dust soiling on the text block head edge and is otherwise clean with a tight binding. The unclipped dust jacket has 3 small closed tears and minor wear to the edges of the front and back panels. A quite handso... View more info