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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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Memories of a Catholic Boyhood.

By: Boyle, Harry J.

Price: $13.50

Publisher: Toronto, Canada, Doubleday & Co.: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 31858

ISBN: 0385080034

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


8vo - 20.5 x 14 cm.; 192 pp. Canadian, Catholic, writer Mr. Boyle focuses on his year "inside the walls of a bleak boarding school run by a strict order of predominantly Germanic fathers - a time during which he developed from a boy with a farm and small-town background into a young man with an intense interest in writing. " Green cloth boards with gilt spine lettering. Former owner's name on front free endpaper, otherwise, a clean and sturdy volume. Dust jacket has a bi... View more info

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The Luck of the Irish, A Canadian Fable.

By: Boyle, Harry J.

Price: $13.50

Publisher: Toronto, Canada., Macmillan of Canada.: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 31859

ISBN: 0770513166

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


8vo - 20.5 x 14 cm.; 160 pp. Winner of the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour in 1976, this is a tale of Irish-Canadian farming community in Ontario and a pilgrimage to the Martyrs' Shrine in Midland. Tan cloth-covered boards with gilt spine lettering. Former owner's name on front free endpaper, otherwise, a clean and sturdy volume. Dust jacket has minor edgewear. 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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Going It Alone, Plays by Women for Solo Performers.

By: Brennan, Kit (editor)

Price: $19.80

Publisher: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada., Nuage Editions.: 1997

Seller ID: 30279

ISBN: 0921833520

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; 196 pp. A collection of 32 monologues, some short and some full length plays. Inscribed on title page by editor and playwright, Brennan. Minor wear on card stock cover; text pages clean, binding sturdy. 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

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When Things Get Worst.

By: Callaghan, Barry.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., Little, Brown and Company.: 1993

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 25399

ISBN: 0316124648

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; (8) - 191 pp. Blue cloth over boards with gilt lettering on the spine. First printing and so stated on the copyright page. Signed by the author in his usual manner, with his printed name crossed out, on the title page. The dust jacket is not clipped with the price on the front flap.; Signed by Author View more info

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The Way the Angel Spreads Her Wings.

By: Callaghan, Barry.

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., Lester & Orpen Dennys.: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 26073

ISBN: 0886191076

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


8vo - 21.5 x 14 cm.; (8) - 296 pp. Light ecru cloth over boards with gilt lettering on the spine. Stated first edition from the copyright page. Signed by the author in his distinctive style on the title page. Both the book and the unclipped dust jacket show a mere whisper of wear to the spine tips, otherwise fine.; Signed by Author View more info

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The Black Queen Stories.

By: Callaghan, Barry.

Price: $16.00

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

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 26075

ISBN: 0919630243

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket


8vo - 21.5 x 13.5 cm.; (10) - 165 pp. Ecru cloth over boards with gilt lettering on the spine. First edition as per the copyright page. Signed, with a dedication, by the author on the title page. A collection of 14 short stories, 9 of which had been previously published in various literary journals or periodicals. The book shows mild wear to the spine tail. Previous owner's gift inscription on the front free end paper. The unclipped dust jacket has mild wear to the spine... View more info

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No Man's Meat & The Enchanted Pimp.

By: Callaghan, Morley.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., Macmillan.: 1978

Seller ID: 29014

ISBN: 0770517269

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


8vo - 21.5 x 13.5 cm.; (6) - 170 pp. Blue cloth over boards with gilt lettering on the spine. No additional printings are noted. Two novellas by Callaghan, the first of which, "No Man's Meat", was published privately in Paris in 1931. Previous owner's name on the front free end paper and the head edges of the boards are faded a tad. Otherwise clean and with a tight binding. The dust jacket has minor wear and most of that to the spine tips. View more info

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The Varsity Story.

By: Callaghan, Morley.

Price: $6.40

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., Macmillan.: 1948

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 29016

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


8vo - 21 x 13.5 cm.; (8) - 172 pp. Blue cloth over boards with white lettering on the spine. Illustrtaed with 13 full page balck and white drawings by Eric Aldwinckle with the drawings acting as frontis-pieces for the 13 chapters. Illuminated first text letter, in black and white, for each chapter. Both book and jacket show only minor wear to the spine tips and the jacket has some rubbing on the fold lines. View more info