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  • HOPKINS, Elisabeth Margaret
    THE PAINTED COUGAR

    Edition: First printing

    Vancouver: Talonbooks, 1977. Quarto, colour pictorial boards. Small bump at foot of spine and lower outer corner of front cover, else fine. 83-year old Galiano Islander's first book.

    Book ID: 41787
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  • EGOFF, Sheila
    THE REPUBLIC OF CHILDHOOD: a critical guide to Canadian children's literature in English

    Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1975. Second edition, revised. Blue boards. pp (viii), 335. A few b&w illustratioins in text. Index. VG+ in like jacket, no owner names. A standard reference.

    Book ID: 43967
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  • WALLACE, Ian, author & illustrator
    THE SPARROW'S SONG

    Edition: First printing

    Markham, ON: Viking Kestrel / Penguin, 1986. Square quarto, dark blue boards. Private bookplate inside front cover, else fine in fine jacket. Children's book set in Niagara Falls, Ontario, in the early 1900s. A girl nurses and orphan sparrow through the summer, her brother having slain its mother with his slingshot.

    Book ID: 41803
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  • DUFFUS, Helen Milicete (1868-1936)
    THE STRAWBERRY GIRLS. Frontispiece by Saville Lumley

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Jarrolds, no date (1923). Octavo, blue cloth lettered, illustrated, and decorated in black, colour pictorial cover label. pp viii, 9-252, (4, ads) + colour frontispiece. Page edges tanned; spine lightly sunned with narrow blank ink numerals by pen near centre; parish library inscription and large ink numerals on front pastedown; cover label has some chips along left side and light rubbing; light foxing to first few leaves; a good, sound copy otherwise. >>>Helen Wiseman Morrow was born in Halifax (sister of Canadian author Susan Morrow Jones and cousin of writer Alice Jones) to a wealthy merchant family. She married an officer in the Royal Engineers in 1889 and moved to England, remarrying in 1906 to Edward John Duffus.…

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    London: Jarrolds, no date (1923). Octavo, blue cloth lettered, illustrated, and decorated in black, colour pictorial cover label. pp viii, 9-252, (4, ads) + colour frontispiece. Page edges tanned; spine lightly sunned with narrow blank ink numerals by pen near centre; parish library inscription and large ink numerals on front pastedown; cover label has some chips along left side and light rubbing; light foxing to first few leaves; a good, sound copy otherwise. >>>Helen Wiseman Morrow was born in Halifax (sister of Canadian author Susan Morrow Jones and cousin of writer Alice Jones) to a wealthy merchant family. She married an officer in the Royal Engineers in 1889 and moved to England, remarrying in 1906 to Edward John Duffus. The novel is set in New York State and involves a family which has fallen on hard times. See Janet B. Friskney's introduction to the Halifax: Formac, 2012, reprint edition, where she makes some comparison with LITTLE WOMEN. The book was aimed at girls. Scarce. No copies on AMICUS. Not in Watters (but should be).

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    Book ID: 47438
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  • Kushner, Donn
    The Violin-Maker's Gift

    Toronto: Macmillan of Canada, 1982. Second printing. Pictorial boards. [6], 74 pp, appealing b&w illustrations in text. A children's book by this Ottawa professor, set in the French Pyrannes. Fine copy, no owner marks. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.; Octavo 0771597355

    Condition: Fine

    Book ID: 25317
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  • HAIG-BROWN, Roderick
    THE WHALE PEOPLE. Drawings by Mary Weiler

    Edition: First Canadian issue

    London: Collins, 1962. Octavo. Green boards. Yellowing to page edges and to inner margins of free endpapers, else fine, no owner names. Dust jacket has small chips, rubbing, internal tape repair; good, flap price intact. The flap price of $2.95 signifies that this was an issue for the Canadian market. A novel for age 12 and up readers about the Indian tribes of British Columbia who hunted whales in the Pacific. Winner of the 1964 Children's Book of the Year Award by the Canadian Library Association

    Book ID: 49288
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  • HAWKES, Clarence
    THE WHITE CZAR: a story of a polar bear. Illustrated by Charles Livingston Bull

    Edition: First Edition

    Springfield, MA: Milton Bradley, 1923. Octavo, blue pictorial cloth stamped in white and dark blue. pp (iv), 202, (2) + 4 plates. Damp stains in margins of front endpapers and plates, VG unworn copy otherwise. A juvenile novel set in Arctic Canada. The author was a blind poet born in Massachusetts in 1869.

    Book ID: 36800
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  • JAM, Teddy (pseud. of Matt Cohen)
    THE YEAR OF FIRE. Pictures by Ian Wallace

    Edition: First printing

    Toronto: Douglas & McIntyre, 1992. Quarto, glossy illustrated boards. Private bookplate on blank verso of front free endpaper, else fine. Jacket has a tiny nick at head of spine, else fine. Cohen's authorship was keep secret from the public until after his death in 1999.

    Book ID: 41807
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  • THE YOUNG GORDONS IN CANADA by SANFORD, Mary Bourchier
    SANFORD, Mary Bourchier
    THE YOUNG GORDONS IN CANADA

    Edition: Presumed first printing

    London: Religious Tract Society, no date [1913]. Octavo. Red cloth decorated in black & olive with colour pictorial label to front cover. pp (287), [1], (16, ads) + colour frontispiece with tissue guard and one other colour plate. Light foxing to page edges, some yellowing and foxing to pages adjacent to the plates. prize label at front dated Dec., 1914, else fine and bright, an exceptionally nice copy. A volume in the Every Girl's Bookshelf series. 21 titles are listed at front, but not this one, though it is the second of the four titles in the series in the first page of the ads, which makes me believe this is a proper first printing. We have seen a copy with no ads which stated "Second impression" on the title page. Watters p. 385.

    Book ID: 52460
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  • KRESS, Adrienne
    TIMOTHY AND THE DRAGON'S GATE

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Weinstein Books, 2008. Inscribed by Author; Black cloth and red boards. Fine in fine jacket, inscribed by the author. Children's fantasy novel by a Canadian author.; Octavo.; Signed by Author

    Book ID: 37952
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  • PAGE, P.K., retold by
    TRAVELLING MUSICIANS. Illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton

    Edition: First printing

    Toronto: Kids Can Press, 1991. Inscribed by Author; Glossy pictorial boards. Colour illustrations. Fine copy. Adapted from Grimm's The Musicians of Bremen. Inscribed by the author to a fellow Canadian author, editor, academic, and good friend "to the Childe____, with love from her play mate. P.K.", also signed as P.K. Page. ; Oblong quarto; Signed by Author

    Book ID: 52872
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  • Kushner, Donn
    Uncle Jacob's ghost story

    Edition: First printing

    Toronto: Macmillan, 1984. Beige boards. pp 132. Fine in fine jacket. ; Octavo 0771598068

    Book ID: 49189
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  • UNGAVA: A Tale of Esquimaux-Land. With Illustrations by the author. by BALLANTYNE, Robert Michael (R.M. Ballantyne)
    BALLANTYNE, Robert Michael (R.M. Ballantyne)
    UNGAVA: A Tale of Esquimaux-Land. With Illustrations by the author.

    London: Thomas Nelson, no date. Later printing ca late 1870s-1880 (first was in 1858). Green pictorial cloth stamped in black, gilt, and blind. pp viii, (9)-509, (1), (2, ads) + frontispiece and illlustrated half-title with tissue guard + 6 other plates. Slight wear to foot of spine; one inch cloth split to rear bottom hinge; Xmas, 1880, ink gift inscription and bookseller's ticket (J.F. Willox, Oshawa, ON) at front. yellowing to page edges; book just a little leaned; else a VG clean and unworn copy, attractive. A best-selling Arctic juvenile. Ballantyne spent some time in the Canadian North working for the Hudson's Bay Company.; 12mo

    Book ID: 50791
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  • WIGGLE TO THE LAUNDROMAT. Illustrated by Charles Pachter. by LEE, Dennis
    LEE, Dennis
    WIGGLE TO THE LAUNDROMAT. Illustrated by Charles Pachter.

    Edition: First Edition

    Toronto: New Press, 1970. The deluxe issue, an edition of only 50 copies, numbered and signed in pencil by Dennis Lee and Charles Pachter, this copy is out of series and not numbered (but signed). Pictorial cloth without jacket, as issued; red pastedowns; text printed on beige paper, black and white illustrations throughout. [32] pp, unpaged. A fine copy. Children's verse by a well-known Canadian poet with illustrations by a well-known Canadian artist. "The type for each page was hand-set and printed by the artist. The illustrations have been reproduced from original lithographs, drawings, and collages comprising 14 broadsides printed and bound in Canada by Alger Press, Oshawa." - colophon. Lee's first book for children, containing his famous (in Canada) verse "Alligator Pie". ; Folio; Signed by Author 0887700624

    Book ID: 53726
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  • LEE, Dennis
    WIGGLE TO THE LAUNDROMAT. Illustrated by Charles Pachter.

    Edition: First printing

    Toronto: New Press, 1975. First paper edition (cloth trade and deluxe editions in 1970). Folio. [32] pp, unpaged, stapled in pictorial card covers. Slight rubbing to black spine, two small skinned spots on front cover, near fine otherwise, no previous owner marks. Children's verse by a well-known Canadian poet with illustrations by a well-known Canadian artist. "The type for each page was hand-set and printed by the artist. The illustrations have been reproduced from original lithographs, drawings, and collages comprising 14 broadsides printed and bound in Canada by Alger Press, Oshawa." - colophon. Lee's first book for children, containing his now well-known verse Alligator Pie. 0887700624

    Book ID: 27076
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  • PAGE, R.& L. (P.K.Page)
    WISDOM FROM NONSENSE LAND. Afterword by P.K. Page

    Edition: First printing

    Victoria, BC: Porcépic Books, 2001. Inscribed by contributor; Glossy card covers with flaps. Inscribed by P.K. Page to her old friend Connie Rooke. Fine copy. Colour and b&w illustrations, photo of P.K.'s father. Reproduction of book made by hand by her parents Rose and Lionel Page in 1918 for the guidance of herself and two cousins, illustrated by her mum with the verses by her dad. ; Squarish 12mo; Signed by contributor

    Book ID: 53353
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  • SETON, Ernest Thompson
    WOODMYTH & FABLE

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Century, 1905. Narrow octavo, red pictorial cloth stamped in green and gilt. Lightly darkened has minor rubbing to corners; half inch tear to bottom margin of pp 47-48s=; page edges yellowed; else a fine copy. Text printed in red and back, title page in mauve and black. Numerous excellent line drawings by the author, 10 full page. Cover, title page, and general make up design by Grace Gallatin Seton. Nature fables with morals at the end. An attractive book.

    Book ID: 42851
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