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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

Condition: Very Good


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

ISBN: 0771018568

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


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

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Strip-tease de Madame Bovary

By: Bouissac, Paul

Price: $9.60

Publisher: Ottawa, Canada, Les Editions L'Interligne.: 2004

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 22072

ISBN: 292146389X

Condition: Near Fine


8vo - 20 x 13 cm.; 121 pp. Text is in French. Author is a professor emeritus from the University of Toronto. An inscription by Bouissac on half-title page. A clean, tight copy. ; Signed by Author View more info

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Kerrisdale Elegies.

By: Bowering, George.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., Coach House Press: 1984

Seller ID: 14464

ISBN: 0889102651

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 21.5 x 14 cm.; 147 pp. A book-length poem divided into ten elegies. "It is a series of meditations on the strangeness of coming into the world, the loveliness of the world, and the sadness of leaving it.... Bowering's song of resolute middle age." Card stock cover has light soiling and edgewear, soiling on text block bottom edge, former owner's name on verso of front cover. View more info

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Poem and Other Baseballs.

By: Bowering, George.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Ontario, Ontario., Black Moss Press: 1976

Seller ID: 14473

ISBN: 0887530125

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 20 x 13.5 cm.; 44 pp. Expanded second edition. Paper wraps have some soiling, former owner's name on verso of front cover. 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

Seller ID: 14474

ISBN: 0887504779

Condition: Very Good


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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Standing on Richards.

By: Bowering, George.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., Viking.: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 28972

ISBN: 0670044547

Condition: Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket


8vo - 21.5 x 14 cm.; xi - 211 pp. Black cloth over boards with gilt lettering on the spine. A collection of 15 short stories from this award winning author and poet. The spine has a very slight lean (is cocked), otherwise. 'tis clean and tight. The unclipped dust jacket has a whisper of wear to the spine tips. View more info

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Through Black Spruce.

By: Boyden, Joseph.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., Viking.: 2008

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 23988

ISBN: 0670063630

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


8vo - 22.5 x 15 cm.; [8] - 360 pp. Beige cloth over boards with dark blue lettering on spine and a dark blue silhouette on the front. This is the fourth printing of the first edition. " . . . an astonishingly powerful novel of contemporary aboriginal life . . ." Signed by the author and with an inscription on the left hand title page just below the author's printed name. Some minor offsetting of the ink from that inscription onto the right hand title page. Both t... View more info

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Straws in the Wind: A Collection of Musings on . . .

By: Boyle, Harry J.

Price: $9.60

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., Doubleday.: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 24134

Condition: Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


8vo - 21 x 13.5 cm.; xii - 162 pp. Light tan cloth over boards with gilt lettering on spine. First edition and so stated on the copyright page. Boldly signed and dated in Ottawa by the author on the title page. Most of the pieces in this collection had been previously published in either the Montreal Star or Weekend Magazine. The unclipped, with no printed price though, dust jacket has mild wear to the head and tail edges mostly at the spine tips and fore corners.; Signe... View more info

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No Angel Came.

By: Boyle, John B.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Ottawa, Ontario., Tellem Press.: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 24168

ISBN: 1895286026

Condition: Fine


8vo - 21.5 x 14 cm.; 176 pp. Illustrated wraps with the cover painting by the author. Signed by the author on the title page. This is the author's first novel. The book appears to have never been used.; Signed by Author View more info

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Death in the Age of Steam. A Mystery.

By: Bradshaw, Mel.

Price: $14.40

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., Rendezvous Press.: 2004

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 24620

ISBN: 1894917006

Condition: Fine


8vo - 21.5 x 14 cm.; [4] - 450 - [2] pp. This is the second printing. Signed by the author on the title page, the first page by the way. A Victorain mystery set in the city of Toronto in 1856.; Signed by Author View more info

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Mrs Job.

By: Branden, Victoria.

Price: $9.60

Publisher: London, UK., Victor Gollancz.: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 26793

ISBN: 0575025298

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


8vo - 20 x 12.5 cm.; 238 pp. Brown cloth over boards with gilt lettering on the spine. This author's first book. The book shows mild wear to the head of the spine, otherwise clean and tight. The clipped dust jacket has mild shelf wear to the spine tips. View more info

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Zarkeen.

By: Brennan, Pegeen.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Dunvegan, Ontario., Quadrant Editions.: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 27113

ISBN: 0864950209

Condition: Near Fine


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; 136 pp. The author's first novel. " . . . a profoundly ironic parable of sexual politics between the People (women) and the Hunters (men) . . . also a highly poetic account of the origins of the artistic impulse". Quite minor wear to the top fore corners of the covers. View more info

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That Thing That Happened.

By: Broadbent, Libby.

Price: $13.50

Publisher: Nova Scotia., Privately published.: 2012

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 29208

ISBN: 0988032201

Condition: Near Fine


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; 305 pp. The author's first novel and a finalist for the Bill Percy Novel Prize of the 34th Atlantic Writing Competition run by the Writer's Federation of Nova Scotia. Signed by the author on the first (half-title) page. Very minor wear to the cover edges, else fine.; Signed by Author View more info

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She Would Be the First Sentence of My Next Novel / Elle serait la première phrase de mon prochain roman.

By: Brossard, Nicole.

Price: $9.60

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., Mercury Press.: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24011

ISBN: 1551280574

Condition: Fine


12mo - 18 x 14 cm.; 143 - [9] pp. A bilingual text with English on the rectos (right hand pages) and French of the versos (left hand pages). The English translation is by Susanne de Lotbinière-Harwood. Originally presented as a conference paper in 1992 in Boulder, Colorado at the symposium "Novel of the Americas". The title refers to Brossard's novel "Baroque d'aube" which was published in 1995. View more info

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The Pitok Retribution.

By: Brown, (James) Angus.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., Williams-Wallace International: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 17506

ISBN: 0887950183

Condition: Very Good


12mo - 19 x 13 cm.; [2] - 102 pp. White card covers with black lettering and black and white illustration by L(eonard) Hutchinson. The author's first novel. Signed and dated by the author (Aug. 16/82) on the title page. Mild soiling to the covers with two small reddish stains on the front at the top and sticker remnants on the bottom fore corner. The interior is clean and the binding is solid.; Signed by Author View more info

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Parricide and Other Weird Ploys: The Tales of Prester Nicol.

By: Burke, Vincent Colin.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Edmonton, Alberta., Commonwealth Publications.: 1997

Seller ID: 18500

ISBN: 1551975386

Condition: Very Good


12mo - 17.5 x 10.5 cm.; 202 pp. From the back cover: ". . . an enchanting collection of 101 magical puns from magical times . . .". The back cover is scuffed, otherwise the book appears to have never been used. View more info

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Wintering Over: Stories.

By: Byrnes, Terence.

Price: $6.40

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

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 27199

ISBN: 0864950012

Condition: Very Good+


8vo - 20.5 x 14 cm.; 120 pp. A collection of 9 short stories: "Aurora / Anna Marie", "Getting the hang of It", "A Better Life", "Coupal Street", "Listening In", "A Member of the Department", "A Reasonable Man", "Food People" and "Wintering Over". Printed on a laid paper by the Coach House Press. The cover edges show some very light wear and the spine is tad darkened. Otherwise clean and tight. View more info

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Matinees Daily.

By: Byrnes, Terence. (editor).

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Dunvegan, Ontario., Quadrant Editions.: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 27184

ISBN: 086495008X

Condition: Very Good+


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; 118 pp. An anthology of short fiction. "Casualities" by Sandy Wing, "The Helper" by Miriam Packer, "The Only Place on Earth" by Ludmilla Bereshko, "Mrs. Miller's Return" by Brian Barlett, "Shortly after the Incident on the Haifa - Tel Aviv Road" by Edeet Ross, "Music" by Peter Behrens, "The New Lords" by Angela Monserrate, "Heroes" by Robert Harlow, and "The Mistake" by Mel Dagg. T... 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

Seller ID: 25319

ISBN: 0316124761

Condition: Near Fine in Fine dust jacket


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