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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

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


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 no other signs of library acquisition in the book. Otherwise clean and tight. View more info

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S, Portrait of a Spy, RCMP Intelligence - The Inside Story.

By: Adams, Ian.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Canada., Gage Publishing.: 1977

Seller ID: 31860

ISBN: 0771593546

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


8vo - 21.5 x 14 cm.; 176 pp. A novel about the Canadian police force by Adams, a journalist and a writer of both fiction and non-fiction. Golden yellow cloth-covered boards with gilt spine lettering. Former owner's inscription on front free endpaper, otherwise, a clean and sturdy volume. Some wear along top edge of dust jacket. 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

ISBN: 0889841721

Condition: Fine


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

ISBN: 0889841721

Condition: Fine


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

ISBN: 0805059814

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


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

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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

ISBN: 0963617052

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


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 glorify Poalnd . . ." Both the book and the unclipped dust jacket show a trace of wear to the spine tips. 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

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dust jacket


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 soiling. 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

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


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 soiling of the text block head edge and like (very minor) wear on the spine ends. The unclipped dust jacket is lightly soiled on ... View more info

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Rough Layout.

By: Anderson, Doris.

Price: $13.50

Publisher: Toronto, Canada., McClelland and Stewart.: 1981

Seller ID: 31935

ISBN: 0771007426

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


8vo - 21 x 14 cm.; 221 pp. A novel by Canadian journalist, novelist and women's rights activist, Anderson (1921-2007). Bi-coloured boards, brown and ivory, brown endpapers. Former owner's inscription on front free-endpaper, otherwise, a tight and clean copy. Dust jacket has minor edgewear, light spine sunning. View more info

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Two Women.

By: Anderson, Doris.

Price: $10.80

Publisher: Toronto, Canada., Macmillan of Canada.: 1978

Seller ID: 31936

ISBN: 077051653X

Condition: Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket


8vo - 21 x 14 cm.; 243 pp. A novel by Canadian journalist, novelist and women's rights activist, Anderson (1921-2007). Blue paper-covered boards with gilt spine lettering. Former owner's name on front free-endpaper, a small cut into the back hinge paper, otherwise, a tight and clean copy. Dust jacket has a closed tear on the front, some edgewear. View more info

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Affairs of State.

By: Anderson, Doris.

Price: $10.80

Publisher: Toronto, Canada., Doubleday Canada.: 1988

Seller ID: 31937

ISBN: 0385251548

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


8vo - 21 x 14 cm.; 248 pp. A novel by Canadian journalist, novelist and women's rights activist, Anderson (1921-2007). Blue paper-covered boards with gilt spine lettering; a clean, tight copy. Dust jacket has a bit of edgewear. View more info

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Mostly Victoria.

By: Andrew, J. V. (Jock).

Price: $5.40

Publisher: Kitchener, Ontario., Self Published: 1996

Seller ID: 7943

Condition: Very Good


8vo - 19.5 x 13.5 cm.; 175 pp. A retired Naval commander, this is Andrew's fourth book. A collection of true stories all connected with Victoria, BC. Minor wear to the cover edges with a clean interior and a solid binding. 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

ISBN: 0771010036

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


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

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


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 the head margin.; Signed by Author 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

ISBN: 0771591578

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


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

ISBN: 0771596804

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


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 edge of the back panel.; Signed by Author View more info

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Black Bird.

By: Basilieres, Michel.

Price: $13.50

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario., Alfred A. Knopf Canada.: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 31441

ISBN: 0676975275

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


8vo - 21.5 x 14.5 cm.; 311 pp. A black comedy set in Montreal during the October Crisis, 1970. Published as part of Knopf Canada's New Faces of Fiction series and winner of the Books in Canada First Novel Award in 2004. Signed by Basilieres on title page. Both book and dust jacket are in fine condition. ; Signed by Author 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

ISBN: 2890523004

Condition: Near Fine


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

ISBN: 0920428185

Condition: Very Good


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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Woodsedge and Other Tales.

By: Bedard, Michael.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Toronto, Canada., Gardenshore Press.: 1979

Seller ID: 30669

ISBN: 0920134025

Condition: Very Good+


16mo - 17 x 10 cm.; 105 p. First printing, limited edition. Thirteen short stories in this collection. Now an established Canadian children's writer, this is Bedard's first book. A touch of wear on card stock cover edges. A nice copy. View more info