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  • BALL, John and Richard Plant
    A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF CANADIAN THEATRE HISTORY 1583-1975

    Edition: First Edition

    Toronto: The Playwrights Co-op, 1976. Octavo, red cloth. pp 160. Ink owner name at top of title page, else fine.

    Book ID: 44003
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  • LAURENCE, Margaret
    A BIRD IN THE HOUSE: stories

    Edition: First Canadian issue

    Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1970. Mustard cloth, light blue topstain. Small ink name on front free endpaper; small tan spots on pastedowns hidden by jacket flaps; else near fine. Dust jacket has small closed tear at foot of spine; small internal tan spots (not showing externally); printed flap price crossed out; VG otherwise.; Octavo

    Book ID: 24067
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  • LAURENCE, Margaret
    A BIRD IN THE HOUSE: stories.

    Edition: First Canadian issue

    Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1970. Octavo. Mustard cloth. Sunning to blue top page edges, yellowing to fore edges, front cover just a little bowed; very nearly fine otherwise, no owner names. Dust jacket has small crease at head of spine, else fine, flap price intact.

    Book ID: 43807
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  • SMITH, Lyman C.
    A BLOSSOM OF THE SEA and Other Poems

    Edition: First Edition

    Wilmington, Delaware: New Amstel Magazine Company, 1910. Octavo, olive pictorial cloth stamped in blue and white. pp (2), 218, (2). Tanning to pp 168-69 from clipping once laid in, ink name at front, page edges yellowed, VG otherwise. Watters p. 185. Verse by an Ontario school teacher.

    Book ID: 52232
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  • MUNRO, Bruce W. (Bruce Weston Munro, 1860-1900?)
    A BLUNDERING BOY: a humorous story

    Edition: First Edition

    Toronto: Author, 1887. Pale green cloth stamped in blind and gilt. pp xvi, (17)-395, [5]. Copyright notice on a printed label on verso of title leaf. Spine tanned with chips and neat repairs to ends; inner hinges neatly repaired with rice paper; tanning to endpapers, page edges, and to text; a good, sound copy otherwise, text clean and unworn. Watters p 351. In his prefatory note, the author reveals that he wrote this novel when he was 20. ; Octavo

    Book ID: 49407
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  • ROOKE, Leon
    A BOLT OF WHITE CLOTH

    Edition: First US issue

    New York: Ecco Press, 1985. Text paper faintly toned, page edges yellowed, label of The author's literary agent on half-title page, else fine. Not issued in hardcover, printed in Canada. A collection of short stories; Octavo

    Book ID: 54938
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  • Rooke, Leon
    A BOLT OF WHITE CLOTH

    Edition: First printing

    Don Mills, Ontario: Stoddart, 1984. Card covers. Text paper slightly yellowed, else fine. Short stories, not issued in hardcover. Note: light parcel, any default shipping may be reduced.; Octavo 0773750118

    Book ID: 48837
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  • Rooke, Leon
    A BOLT OF WHITE CLOTH (author's own copy)

    Edition: First printing

    Don Mills, Ontario: Stoddart, 1984. Card covers. Spine creased, lacking the bottom three inches; page edges yellowed; just good otherwise. Author's own copy used for readings. Signed by Rooke and designated "Reading Copy". Ink marks and underlining in text, 10.5 new lines of text at end, one small sheet of notes laid in. Copy bought direct from the author. ; Octavo 0773750118

    Book ID: 53983
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  • MEYER, Bruce
    A BOOK OF BREAD

    Edition: First printing

    Toronto: Exile, 2011. Inscribed by Author; Card covers. Fine copy, and inscibed by the author to Leon Rooke. Poetry; Octavo; Signed by Author

    Book ID: 53798
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  • MEYER, Bruce
    A BOOK OF BREAD: poems

    Edition: First printing

    Toronto: Exile, 2011. Glossy card covers. pp (128). Rubber stamp of Little Free Library on title page, else fine. Signed by the author. Note: light parcel, any default shipping may be reduced.; 12mo; Signed by Author

    Book ID: 52655
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  • SMITH, Ron
    A BUDDHA NAMED BAUDELAIRE

    Edition: First printing

    Victoria, BC: Sono Nis Press, 1988. Inscribed by Author; Card covers with flaps. Rear flap clipped away, else a fine copy, and inscribed by the author to Leon and Connie Rooke. His second book of poetry. Note: light parcel, any default shipping may be reduced.; Octavo; Signed by Author

    Book ID: 53533
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  • COGSWELL, Fred, editor and Preface
    A CANADIAN ANTHOLOGY: poems from The Fiddlehead 1945-1959

    Edition: First Edition

    Frederiction, New Brunswick: Dept. of English, University of New Brunswick, 1961. pp 76, stapled, in red card covers. Bit of spine sunning, ink gift inscription in top margin of first page, VG otherwise. Issue no. 50, Fall, 1961, of this little magazine, the issue entirely devoted to the anthology. Contributions by Acorn, Finch, Glassco, Gustafson, Hne, George Johnston, Layton, Livesay, Macpherson, Mande, Marriott, Nowlan, Purdy, Ray Smith, A.J.M. Smith, Waddington, Wilkinson, and many others of note, with notes on the poems and contributors at rear. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.; Octavo

    Condition: Very Good

    Book ID: 44737
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  • CLOU, John (pseud. of John Allbuary Clout, 1894-)
    A CARAVAN TO CAMUL

    Edition: First printing

    Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1954. Green cloth. pp 383. Endpaper maps. Ink owner name, VG otherwise. Jacket has a large chip at head of spine with internal tape repair, VG otherwise. An historical novel of Ghengis Khan, only novel of this British Columbia author. ; Octavo

    Book ID: 49534
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  • SPARSHOTT, Francis
    A CARDBOARD GARAGE

    Edition: First printing

    Toronto: Clarke, Irwin, 1969. White boards. 61 pp. Spine lightly yellowed, light damp stain to lower inner corners of covers, else fine. Dust jacket has a large chip to top margin of front panel, lightly yellowed spine. Poems 1943-1969, author's second book of poetry.; Octavo

    Book ID: 47900
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  • A CARDBOARD GARAGE by SPARSHOTT, Francis
    SPARSHOTT, Francis
    A CARDBOARD GARAGE

    Edition: First printing

    Toronto: Clarke, Irwin, 1969. White boards. 61 pp. Light damp stain to lower inner corners of covers, small crimp at head of spine, else fine. Price-clipped jacket has nicks at head of spine, soft ripples to lower inner corners, VG otherwise. Poems 1943-1969, author's second book of poetry. Ink ownership name of author John Metcalf.; Octavo

    Book ID: 47901
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  • BISSOONDATH, Neil
    A CASUAL BRUTALITY

    Edition: First printing

    Toronto: Macmillan, 1988. Inscribed by Author.; Blue boards. Tiny soil spot to fore margin of pp 23-26 and to upper outer corner of p. 132; small bruise to lower outer corners of covers; light spots to top page edges and faint soiling to page edges; book a little leaned; VG otherwise. Jacket has soft creases to lower margin of rear panel, minute wear to spine tips, else fine. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR on the title page "For _____, thanks for a great interview. I really enjoyed it. Neil. Toronto, Sept., 1988." Additionally signed in full by the author at the top margin. Acclaimed first novel, second book, by this Trinidadian-born Canadian author, nephew of V.S. Naipaul. Set in the…

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    Toronto: Macmillan, 1988. Inscribed by Author.; Blue boards. Tiny soil spot to fore margin of pp 23-26 and to upper outer corner of p. 132; small bruise to lower outer corners of covers; light spots to top page edges and faint soiling to page edges; book a little leaned; VG otherwise. Jacket has soft creases to lower margin of rear panel, minute wear to spine tips, else fine. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR on the title page "For _____, thanks for a great interview. I really enjoyed it. Neil. Toronto, Sept., 1988." Additionally signed in full by the author at the top margin. Acclaimed first novel, second book, by this Trinidadian-born Canadian author, nephew of V.S. Naipaul. Set in the fictional West Indian republic of Casaquemada.; Signed by Author. 0771596464

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    Book ID: 7243
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  • BISSOONDATH, Neil
    A CASUAL BRUTALITY (signed ARC)

    Edition: First US Edition

    New York: Clarkson N. Potter, 1988. ADVANCE READING COPY in glossy pictorial card covers. (viii), 378, (6) pp. Book leaned; light soiling to page edges; soft corner crease to first three leaves; spine creased from reading; VG otherwise. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on title page in 1992. The author's well-received first novel and second book, about a West Indian man of East Indian extraction "who becomes caught in the web of political disintegration on a Caribbean island". Bissoondath, the nephew of V.S. Naipaul, emigrated from Trinidad to Canada in 1973. First published 1988 in Canada and the UK, the rear cover gives a January, 1989, US publication date.; Signed by Author

    Book ID: 6955
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  • WATTERS, Reginald Eyre
    A CHECKLIST OF CANADIAN LITERATURE and Background Materials 1628-1960. Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged.

    University of Toronto Press, (1972). Second and best edition. Brown cloth. xxiv, 1085, pp, index. Page edges lightly yellowed, faintly spotted, with a tan stain to lower fore edges (not penetrating into text margins); very nearly fine otherwise, no owner names. Dust jacket has nicks and tiny chips to tips of bit yellowed spine; creases and mild soiling to rear panel; VG otherwise. The only general list of all known CanLit up to 1960. Despite missing a fair bit, still the best book there is of its kind. Note: 2 kg parcel, extra shipping may be required.; Thick octavo. 0802018661

    Book ID: 22206
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  • WATTERS, Reginald Eyre
    A CHECKLIST OF CANADIAN LITERATURE and Background Materials 1628-1960. Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged.

    University of Toronto Press, 1972. Second and best edition. Thick octavo. brown cloth. xxiv, 1085, pp, index. Small abrasion to upper margin of front free endpaper, else fine in like jacket, no owner marks. The only general list of all known CanLit up to 1960. Despite missing a fair bit, still the best book there is of its kind. Note: 2 kg parcel, extra shipping may be required. 0802018661

    Book ID: 29570
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  • WEVILL, David
    A CHRIST OF THE ICE-FLOES

    Edition: First printing

    London: Macmillan, 1966. Blue boards. pp 77. Front pastedown has remains of a review / compliments label and the 1969 ink name of Canadian poet Peter Stevens, else fine. Jacket has minor rubbing, nick and minor rubbing to spine ends, VG+ otherwise. The poet's second book. Note: light parcel, any default shipping may be reduced; Octavo

    Book ID: 52282
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