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Waltz for a Pagan Drum.

By: Scott, Munroe.

Price: $15.75

Publisher: Lindsay, Ontario., Tri-M Publishing.: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 30014

ISBN: 0921050011

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


22.5 x 15 cm.; (6) - 249 pp. Black cloth over boards with gilt lettering on the spine. From the dust jacket: " Waltz . . . arises in part from his observations as a writer with a Canadian documentary film unit on assignement in Angola. The film that resulted won a Blue Ribbon at the American Film Festival." Minor wear to the spine tips of both the book and the jacket, else fine. View more info

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Cinnamon Gardens.

By: Selvadurai, Shyam.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., McClelland & Stewart.: 1998

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 24036

ISBN: 0771079559

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


8vo - 21 x 14 cm.; [8] - 389 pp. Burgundy cloth over boards with gray lettering on spine. The author's second novel. The book has some very mild soiling to the text block edges and the unclipped dust jacket shows very mild wear to the spine tips. Signed by the author on the title page.; Signed by Author View more info

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Funny Boy: A Novel in Six Stories.

By: Selvadurai, Shyam.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., McClelland & Stewart.: 1994

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 24071

ISBN: 0771079559

Condition: Near Fine


8vo - 21.5 x 14 cm.; [8] - 316 pp. Photographic wraps with unclipped frenched folds on the fore edges. A second printing from the same year as the first publication. The author's first novel. The book has some mild soiling to the text block head edge and creasing to a few of the pages at the back on the head edge. Signed by the author on the title page.; Signed by Author View more info

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The Capilano Review. Series 2, Number 11. Summer 1993. Fiction, Poetry, Visual Art.

By: Sherrin, Robert (editor)

Price: $4.80

Publisher: Vancouver, BC., The Capilano Press Society.: 1993

Seller ID: 19325

Condition: Near Fine


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; 108 - [4] pp. Contents: 1 - "Not a Venus Flytrap" by Terrence Reid, 2 - "Captain Kirk" by Mark Jarman, 3 - "Becoming Frank" by Michael Winter, 4 - "Dreaming Is a Relative Thing" by Bob Strandquist, 5 - "dance me play" by Ashok Mathur, 6 - Five Poems by Jane Southwell Munro, 7 - "Black Silhouettes" (visual art) by Monique Fouquet, 8 - Six Poems by Beth Goobie, 9 - Two Pieces by Lisa Robertson. Small crease to the lower front cover fore edge. View more info

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Swann; A Literary Mystery.

By: Shields, Carol.

Price: $14.40

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., General Paperbacks.: 1989

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 25204

ISBN: 0773672354

Condition: Very Good


12mo - 18 x 10.5 cm.; 313 pp. First published by Stoddart in 1987, this is the first soft cover edition. The covers show some very light shelf wear to the edges and the spine has the beginning of a reading crease. Signed by the author on the title page. Otherwise very clean and tight.; Signed by Author View more info

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The Box Garden.

By: Shields, Carol.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., McGraw-Hill Ryerson.: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 26072

ISBN: 0070825475

Condition: Near Fine in Good+ dust jacket


8vo - 21.5 x 14 cm.; (6) - 213 pp. Tan and beige patterned paper over boards with copper gilt lettering on the spine. First edition as per the copyright page. Signed by the author on the title page. The spine tips show a whisper of shelf wear. The unclipped dust jacket is worn on the edges with small "crinkles", small closed tears with the associated creases.; Signed by Author View more info

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The Republic of Love.

By: Shields, Carol.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., Random House.: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 26074

ISBN: 0394222180

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


8vo - 22.5 x 16 cm.; x - 366 pp. Blue paper over boards, white linen and blue gilt lettering on the spine. First edition as per the copyright page. Signed and inscribed by the author on the title page with a line from the book "Let's hear it for love" - p. 362. Both the book and the unclipped dust jacket show very mild wear to the spine tips, the book less so than the jacket.; Signed by Author 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

Seller ID: 26081

ISBN: 077159724X

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dust jacket


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; Signed by Author View more info

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The Orange Fish.

By: Shields, Carol.

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., Random House.: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 26099

ISBN: 0394221001

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


8vo - 21.5 x 13.5 cm.; 199 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 jacket is not clipped. A collection of 12 short stories of 11 have been previously published in various literary journals or periodicals.; Signed by Author View more info

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The Orange Fish.

By: Shields, Carol.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., Random House.: 1990

Edition: First Edition Thus

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 26100

ISBN: 0394221001

Condition: Fine


8vo - 20.5 x 13 cm.; 199 pp. First Vintage Books edition, March 1990, as per the copyright page. A collection of 12 short stories of 11 have been previously published in various literary journals or periodicals aside from their publication in 1989 in the hardcover edition.; Signed by Author View more info

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The Swell Season

By: Skvorecky, Josef

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Toronto, Canada, Lester & Orpen Dennys.: 1982

Seller ID: 25090

ISBN: 088619038X

Condition: Fine in Very Good dust jacket


8vo - 21.5 x 14 cm.; 226 pp. First published in Czech in 1975, this was translated into English by Paul Wilson. No. 13 on the publisher's International Fiction List and has the number 13 on the spine. A collection of six stories around the character of a young teen, Danny, a jazz lover, growing up in the 1940's in wartime Czechoslovakia. The author was a Professor of English at the University of Toronto who left Czechoslovakia after the Soviet invasion of 1968. Light soiling on dust jacket; a clean, tight copy. View more info

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Corpse in Handcuffs.

By: Smith, Frank A.

Price: $22.50

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., Macmillan of Canada.: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 32644

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


8vo - 20 x 13 cm.; 176 pp. Frank Allan Smith (b. 1927) was born in Canada, moved to UK as teen, worked at Bletchley Park during WWII, then returned to Canada in 1948 to work for Alberta Government Telephones and write spy and police novels. This is his first novel, a Cold War thriller. Green paper-covered boards with silver gilt spine lettering. A bit of dust soiling on text block head, otherwise, clean and tight. Dust jacket very lightly soiled with a bit of rubbing. View more info

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Lord Nelson Tavern.

By: Smith, Ray.

Price: $13.50

Publisher: Toronto, Canada., McClelland and Stewart.: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 31903

ISBN: 0771081952

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


8vo - 21 x 14 cm.; 160 pp. Ray Smith (b. 1941) is a novelist, short story writer and educator and was one of the initiators of the Montreal Story Tellers Fiction Performance Group in the early 1970s. Former owner name stamp on half-title page, otherwise, a clean and sturdy volume. Dust jacket has some light rubbing and edgewear. View more info

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Spider Blues: Essays on Michael Ondaatje.

By: Solecki, Sam. (editor).

Price: $76.00

Publisher: Montreal, Quebec., Vehicule Press.: 1985

Seller ID: 23618

ISBN: 0919890660

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; 369 pp. From the back cover: "Spider Blues, an anthology of essays, reviews and interviews dealing with the poetry and fiction of Michael Ondaatje - one of Canada's finest writers - represents the first sustained attempt at a comprehensive critical view of an important North American writer still very much in mid-career". Twenty-eight such pieces in all. Minor wear to the cover edges and some light soiling on the text block edges. Signed, inscribed and dated by Sam Solecki on the first (half-title) page to David Dooley of St. Michael's College at the University of To... View more info

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The Counsel of the Moon: Short Stories.

By: Speak, Dorothy.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., Random House.: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 24242

ISBN: 039422082X

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


8vo - 21.5 x 13.5 cm.; 214 pp. Black cloth over boards with silver gilt lettering on the spine. The author's first published book. Many of the stories herein had been previously published in various literary journals, some under different titles. Signed by the author on the title page.; Signed by Author View more info

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Object of Your Love: Stories.

By: Speak, Dorothy.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., Somerville House.: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 24812

ISBN: 1895897726

Condition: Very Good+


8vo - 23 x 16 cm.; 196 pp. Pictorial card stock wraps with french fold flaps on the fore edges. All of the 9 stories have been previously published in various periodicals and literary journals, collected here for the first time. Signed by the author on the title page. The book has a trace of shelf wear to the head edge of the front cover and all text pages are lightly browned or tanned on the head margins. ; Signed by Author View more info

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The Chilcotin Holiday.

By: St. Pierre, Paul.

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., McClelland and Stewart.: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 24073

ISBN: 0771082762

Condition: Near Fine in Good dust jacket


8vo - 21.5 x 12.5 cm.; [6] - 138 pp. Tan cloth over boards with gilt lettering on spine. A collection of 42 columns originally published in the Vancouver Sun and now published in book form. Illustrated with many black and white sketches, some full page, some vignette, by Douglas Tait. Signed boldly with an inscription on the half title page by the author. Previous onwer's name on the front paste down end paper. The book shows just a whisper of wear and that to the spine tips. The unclipped dust jacket is worn on the edges, mostly on the head edge and with an overall and uneven fading.; Signed ... View more info

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Smith and Other Events: Tales of the Chilcotin.

By: St. Pierre, Paul.

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., Doubleday.: 1983

Edition: First Edition; Second Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 24074

ISBN: 0385159900

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; [14] - 318 pp. Tan cloth over boards with gilt lettering on spine. First edition and second printing and so stated on the copyright page. Signed by the author on the half title page. The book shows a slight bit of wear to the spine crown and the text block head edge is a tad darkened, otherwise very clean and tight. The unclipped dust jacket has some minor wear on the head and tail edges and two small "dimples" in the front gutter.; Signed by Author View more info

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Shadow of the Past.

By: Stam, Maria.

Price: $6.75

Publisher: London, Ontario., Privately published: 2001

Seller ID: 6605

ISBN: 0969460848

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 21.5 x 14 cm.; 151 pp. Stam is a writer on social and religious issues and a poet. This is her novel centered on the story of a holocaust survivor and the search into a past. An "eloquent testament to the old verity that the light is more powerful than the darkness." Minor edgewear to the covers. View more info

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The Afterlife of George Cartwright.

By: Steffler, John.

Price: $9.60

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., McClelland & Stewart.: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 25260

ISBN: 0771082444

Condition: Near Fine


8vo - 21.5 x 14.5 cm.; (8) - 296 pp. Pictorial covers with frenched fold-over flaps on the fore edges. First edition and first printing as per the copyright page. Review copy and so stamped by the publisher on the title page. Loosely laid in is a 5 x 7 glossy black and white photograph of the author. The text block edges are trimmed on the head and tail edges, left untrimmed on the fore edge. The text pages show a hint of browning (age toning) on the margins, else fine. View more info