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The Charcoal Burners.

By: Musgrave, Susan.

Price: $13.50

Publisher: Toronto, Canada., McClelland and Stewart.: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 31415

ISBN: 0771066503

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


8vo - 21 x 14 cm.; 234 pp. Musgrave is a Canadian poet and novelist. This is her first novel. Inscribed by Musgrave on title page. Light edgewear on boards, small stain on text block bottom edge, former owner's inscription on front free endpaper, a few pages dog-earred; otherwise, a clean, sturdy copy. Dust jacket has some edgewear and front flap is price-clipped. ; Signed by Author View more info

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A Degree of Truth.

By: Nagy, Philip.

Price: $10.80

Publisher: Renfrew, Ontario, Canada., General Store Publishing House.: 2008

Seller ID: 31399

ISBN: 1897508077

Condition: Near Fine


8vo - 22 x 15 cm.; 212 pp. A second novel by retired academic and Ottawa resident, Nagy, centered on academic life in a fictitious Ottawa Valley university which he calls Mackenzie King University. An as-new and unused book. View more info

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Wingfield's Hope, More Letters from Wingfield Farm

By: Needles, Dan

Price: $13.50

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Key Porter Books.: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 21955

ISBN: 155263695X

Condition: Near Fine in Fine dust jacket


8vo - 22 x 13 cm.; 198 pp. Brown cloth over boards with gilt lettering on the spine. Signed by the author on the title page. "Autographed Copy" sticker on the front panel of the unclipped dust jacket. Very mild wear to the head edge of the dust jacket, otherwise fine. ; Signed by Author View more info

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The Beautiful Darkness.

By: Newberry-Evans, Ron.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Thornhill, Ontario., Believe Your Own Press: 2005

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 14229

ISBN: 0973642335

Condition: Very Good+


8vo - 21.5 x 14 cm.; 28 - [4] pp. Center-stapled booklet of poetry. No. 54 of 125 copies, signed by author. Mild wear on cover. ; Signed by Author View more info

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Père Elijah: Une apocalypse.

By: O'Brien, Michael D.

Price: $32.00

Publisher: Paris, France., Salvator.: 2013

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 25039

ISBN: 2706710675

Condition: Near Fine


12mo - 18 x 12 cm.; 565 - (11) pp. Translated from the English "Father Elijah; An Apocalypse" of 1996 by Carine Rabier-Poutous in 2008 and this is the fourth French language edition, revised and corrected. Signed by the author on the title page. The bottom fore corner of the back cover has a small dog eared crease, else fine.; Signed by Author View more info

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Father Elijah: Eine Apokalypse.

By: O'Brien, Michael D.

Price: $27.00

Publisher: Kisslegg, Germany., fe-medienverlags GmbH.: 2008

Seller ID: 32709

ISBN: 3939684325

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


8vo - 21 x 14.5 cm.; 542 pp. The text is in German. Wine red cloth over boards with yellow lettering on the spine. Translated into German by Gabriele Kuby from the English original "Father Elijah - An Apocalypse" of 1996. An as-new and unused book. View more info

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Priest of God.

By: O'Flaherty, Patrick.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: St. John's, Newfoundland, Breakwater Books.: 1989

Seller ID: 31361

ISBN: 0920911838

Condition: Very Good+


8vo - 20 x 12 cm.; 214 pp. O'Flaherty (1939-2017) was a Newfoundlander, a writer and historian and professor at Memorial University. This is his novel about the Catholic Church in crisis. A clean and sturdy copy. View more info

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In 1980 Sartre Died.

By: O'Sullivan, Donna Campbell.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Peterborough, Ontario, Canada., Primary Press.: 1985

Seller ID: 31362

ISBN: 0919895050

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 20 x 13 cm.; 399 pp. First printing stated March 1992. Minor wear on cover; a clean, sturdy copy. View more info

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The Bicycle Tree.

By: Olver, Robert.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., McClelland and Stewart.: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 29171

ISBN: 0771068506

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


8vo - 21.5 x 13.5 cm.; 237 - (3) pp. Brown linen over boards with silver gilt lettering on the spine. First edition as per the copyright page. Signed with an inscription by "Bob" (author? - don't know) on the front free end paper. Small remainder dot on the text block tail edge. Minor rubbing to the fore corners of the boards and the spine tips. Otherwise clean with a solid binding. The unclipped dust jacket has minor wear to the edges and that to the fore corners and spine tips. View more info

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Adele Wiseman, An Annotated Bibliography

By: Panofsky, Ruth

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Toronto, ECW Press.: 1992

Seller ID: 21560

ISBN: 1550221035

Condition: Very Good+


8vo - 22 x 14.5 cm.; xviii - 130 pp. Index. Very minor shelfwear, some dust soiling on text block head; binding tight, text pages clean. View more info

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Take a Giant Step.

By: Paperny, Myra.

Price: $6.75

Publisher: Markham, Ontario., Overlea House / Grolier.: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 11748

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


8vo - 21 x 13.5 cm; 173 pp. Light cream coloured cloth over boards with gilt lettering on spine. First edition. Paperny's earlier books won the Canada Council Award for Juvenile Literature. This story is about a young boy and his struggle with wanting to be one of the guys versus his gift for music, the violin in particular. Set in Calgary during the Second World War. The dust jacket shows mild edge wear. View more info

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The Village and Wayside.

By: Parsons, Richard Augustus.

Price: $10.80

Publisher: Don Mills, Ontario., Ontario Publishing Company.: 1967

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4784

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


8vo - 20.5 x 12.5 cm.; xi - 111 pp. Red cloth over boards with gilt lettering on the spine and the front board. The author is a lawyer-poet from Newfoundland, where the gift of words is bred in the bone. This is his sixth published book of poetry. Signed by the author and dated on the front free end paper as well as the stamped name of a hotel in Newfoundland. The dust jacket shows some light edge wear and similar scuffing at the folds.; Signed by Author View more info

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Pour la grandeur de l'homme.

By: Peloquin, Claude.

Price: $160.00

Publisher: Montreal, Quebec., Privately published.: 1969

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 26194

Condition: Very Good


4to - 34 x 21.5 cm.; Unpaginated with 178 pages. White and purple covers with the colours reversed for the lettering. Bound with a white plastic coil. The text is printed on a buff coloured laid paper. From page 3: "Edition originale. 200 copies numérotées et signées par l'auteur". This is copy #144. From page 173: "200 copies ont été tirées de ces écrits; pis l'original a été achevé de tapper à Montréal en mai 69 par Mimi Touchette pour le compte de l'auteur." Also signed on the front cover by the author and inscribed to "Juliana". The covers show very mild wear. The white portion... View more info

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The Undoing of Babel, Watson Kirkconnell: The Man and His Work.

By: Perkin, J. R. C. (editor) (J. M. R. Beveridge, Douglas Bush, C. H. Andrusyshen, Maurice Lebel, J. Max Patrick, E. Togo Salmon, J. R. C. Perkin, H. W. Ganong).

Price: $6.40

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., McClelland and Stewart: 1975

Seller ID: 15107

ISBN: 0771070004

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


8vo - 21 x 14 cm.; 128 pp. A celebration of the life and work of Dr. Kirkconnell of Acadia University. Contents: Watson Kirkconnell, A Biographical Sketch by Beveridge; Milton Three Hundred Years After by Bush; Canadian Ethnic Literary and Cultural Perspectives by Andrusyshen; Les Humanites dans l'enseignement superieur au Canada by Lebel; The Cleopatra Theme in World Literature up to 1700 by Patrick; The Changing Aspect of Clio by Salmon; Translating for Liturgy by Perkin; Selective Bibliography of Dr. Watson Kirkconnell's Works by Ganong. Paper-covered boards with gilt spine lettering. Book ... View more info

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Young Authors Awards / Prix Jeunes Ecrivains. 2009.

By: Perry, Susan. (editor emeritus).

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association: 2009

Seller ID: 17456

Condition: Near Fine


4to - 28 x 21.5 cm.; 132 pp. A collection of writing of merit from students in the Catholic system in Ontario as chosen by the teachers. Runs the gamut from elementary grades to senior high school and from simple poems to complex dramas. Very slight wear to the cover edges. View more info

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Growing Up in Minby.

By: Person, Lloyd H.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan., Western Producer Prairie Books.: 1976

Seller ID: 25376

ISBN: 0919306691

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 21.5 x 14 cm.; 244 pp. Preface by Hugh Hood. In this composite literary creation of a town, Person recreates life in the 1920's and 30's. He grew up in Aylesbury, near Craik, in south central Saskatchewa n so one may see some aspects of life in these communities reflected in this work of fiction, well, sort of fiction. "Minby" is Swedish for "my town". Light wear on card stock cover; binding sturdy, text pages clean. View more info

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A Secret Between Us.

By: Poliquin, Daniel.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Vancouver, BC., Douglas & McIntyre.: 2007

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 26082

ISBN: 155365272X

Condition: Fine


8vo - 21.5 x 14 cm.; (8) - 291 - (5) pp. Soft cover wraps with French folded fore edge flaps. Translated from the French "La Kermesse" of 2006 by Donald Winkler and first published as such in 2007. This is the second printing from that same year. Signed by the author and dated (2009.10.27) with an inscription "with friendship". The publisher's name is misspelled on the title page as "Douglas & McInytre".; Signed by Author View more info

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Killing Ground, The Canadian Civil War.

By: Portal, Ellis (Bruce Allen Powe).

Price: $22.50

Publisher: Toronto, Canada., Peter Martin Associates.: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 32352

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


8vo - 21.5 x 15 cm.; 269 pp. A fictional story of a civil war breaking out in the 1970s between Canada and Separatist Quebec. Written by the author as a warning to Canadians to not assume a civil war couldn't happen here. I first thought this book was non-fiction, in part based on the appendices about the dispositions of various armies, a lot of realism here. Red cloth-covered boards with black spine lettering. Minor wear on boards; binding sturdy, text clean. Dust jacket is lightly soiled with a bit of chipping. View more info

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Hey Waitress and Other Stories.

By: Potrebenko, Helen.

Price: $7.65

Publisher: Vancouver, British Columbia., Lazara Press: 1990

Seller ID: 32082

ISBN: 0920999123

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 21.5 x 14 cm.; (8) - 167 pp. First published in 1989, this is the second printing. Eleven stories in all as follows: "Hey Waitress", "Passion", "A Different Story", "Almost Morningside", "Co-Achoholic", "The Interview", "RSVP", "Diary of a Temp", "Three Days in Kiev", "The Bird", "The Lonesome, Lost Rebellion of Mom's Cafe". From a blurb on the back cover: ". . . fully developed working class women's literature". Previous owner's name and date on the first page, a couple of pages have dog eared creases on the top fore edge corner, otherwise clean with a sound binding and having light she... View more info

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Spring Tides.

By: Poulin, Jacques.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., House of Anansi Press.: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23777

ISBN: 088784149X

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 21.5 x 14 cm.; 166 pp. First published as "Les grandes marées" in 1978 and translated into English by Sheila Fischman. This novel won the Governor General's Award for Fiction for the author. The covers show some very mild wear and light scuffing and the spine has the beginnings of a reading crease. Errata sheet for page 52, as issued, loosely tipped in, a correction to Chapter 14, paragraph 3. Otherwise clean and tight. View more info