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  • NEILL, Owen
    HIGH TIDE NOON RIDE

    Coquitlam, BC: Trabarni Productions, 1993. Second edition. pp 51, [3]. Silver card covers. Signed by the author, with his Port Perry, ON, address rubber stamped on verso of title page. Poetry.; Octavo; Signed by Author

    Book ID: 52732
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  • ROOKE, Leon
    KROKODILE

    Toronto: Playwright's Co-Op, 1975. Black cloth spine and green card covers. 42 leaves printed on rectos only. Second printing, December, 1975 (first was actually April, 1974, though December, 1973, is stated). Printed, or inked, initials on front cover; page edges yellowed and lightly foxed; else fine. Publisher's address on title page changed with a rubber stamp and price changed by hand. A play in 15 scenes, his third published book, and quite scarce.; Quarto

    Book ID: 54354
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  • ALLEN, Grant, 1848-99
    LINNET: a romance

    Edition: First US issue

    New York: New Amsterdam Book Company, 1900. Red fine ribbed pictorial cloth stamped in gilt, lettered in black, on front cover, spine gilt lettered, top edges gilt. pp 394 + frontispiece portrait with tissue guard. UK sheets, cancel title leaf. Yellowing and foxing to fore and bottom page edges; spine a bit darkened with lettering dulled; slight yellowing and foxing to endpapers; light damp mark to inner margin of rear cover; VG clean, tight and unworn copy otherwise. >>> " Allen's last substantial novel, a melodrama with quite well-drawn characters and an action-packed plot which moves between the Tyrol, London and Monte Carlo. While on holiday in Austria, Will Deverill, a composer of light operas, falls in love with…

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    New York: New Amsterdam Book Company, 1900. Red fine ribbed pictorial cloth stamped in gilt, lettered in black, on front cover, spine gilt lettered, top edges gilt. pp 394 + frontispiece portrait with tissue guard. UK sheets, cancel title leaf. Yellowing and foxing to fore and bottom page edges; spine a bit darkened with lettering dulled; slight yellowing and foxing to endpapers; light damp mark to inner margin of rear cover; VG clean, tight and unworn copy otherwise. >>> " Allen's last substantial novel, a melodrama with quite well-drawn characters and an action-packed plot which moves between the Tyrol, London and Monte Carlo. While on holiday in Austria, Will Deverill, a composer of light operas, falls in love with a sennerin, the 'Linnet' of the title - a gifted but untrained singer. She is, however, an uneducated peasant girl and a devout Catholic; and after terrific pressure is applied by her parish priest, she is soon married off to the cold and greedy impresario of her village, Andreas Hausberger, during Will's absence. Hausberger thereby earns the enmity not only of Deverill, but of Linnet's other unwanted lover, Franz Lindner, a fiery young Alpine jager. Over the next three years, Hausberger, by a process of merciless bullying, turns his wife into an international star. After many complications which give GA lots of opportunities for mocking comment on Catholic intransigence and hypocrisy with respect to divorce, Linnet and Will are of course united. There is an interesting sub-plot involving a fake American psychic, Joaquin Holmes, obviously based on the medium D.D. Home, who is eventually murdered by Franz Lindner after some heavy gambling and card-sharping at Monte Carlo. This novel is noticeably franker about matters of sexual morality than most of its predecessors, perhaps suggesting GA's continued, or renewed, zeal for taking on the censorious 'British matron'. Will's friend, the very camp music critic Florian Wood, is the last in the line of GA's fantastical talkers, possibly a mixture of Andrew Lang and Wilde and GA himself, whose conversation, or monologue, surges forward on a wave of allusion, quotations and free association. " - Peter Morton. The UK edition was published in 1898 by Grant Richards. ; Octavo

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    Book ID: 49926
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  • FOOTNER, Hulbert.
    MYSTERY AT RAMSHACKLE HOUSE.

    London: The Detective Story Club for Wm. Collins, 1932. Navy cloth stamped in gilt and light blue. Bound without free endpapers. Cracked inner hinges neatly repaired with archival rice paper; text paper yellowed as always; tiny corner chips to a few leaves; VG otherwise. Dust jacket has long narrow chip to rear spine fold internally repaired with rice paper, some yellowing to spine; VG, bright and attractive otherwise. First published NY: Doran, 1922, and London: Collins, 1923. This is the second UK edition. Cheaply constructed and fragile. Basis of the 1924 film "Ramshackle House". The Detective Story Club book #55. ; 16mo; (4), 310 pages

    Book ID: 55414
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  • SORESTAD, Glen A.
    PRAIRIE PUB POEMS

    Edition: First printing

    Wood Mountain, Saskatchewan: Sun Dog Press, 1974. Squarish octavo, pp (12), printed on yellow stock, stapled in yellow card covers. Edition of 200 numbered copies, this copy not numbered. Signed by the author to a Toronto writer and impresario who brought him to town for a reading, with that person's 1976 ink signature above. 1974 ink ownership of poet John Newlove inside front cover. Fine copy of this Saskatchewan author and publisher's (Thistledown Press) first separate book, preceded by some contributions to educational texts and preceding the 1976 Thistledown Press edition. ; Signed by Author

    Book ID: 38926
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  • RHYMES OF A ROUGHNECK by SERVICE, Robert W.
    SERVICE, Robert W.
    RHYMES OF A ROUGHNECK

    Edition: First Edition; First Printing

    New York: Dodd, Mead & Co, 1950. Blue cloth. Bit of yellowing to page edges; small tan spots to fore edges and one to list of titles at front; ink notation and owner rubber stamp at front; else fine. Dust jacket has small chips and tears, flap price inked out, VG otherwise. ; Octavo; 207 pages

    Book ID: 55285
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  • RHYMES OF A ROUGHNECK: A Book of Verse by SERVICE, Robert
    SERVICE, Robert
    RHYMES OF A ROUGHNECK: A Book of Verse

    Edition: First UK printing

    London: Benn, 1950. Octavo, light blue cloth, spine lettered in red. pp 207. Some spine sunning; very small bump to lower outer corner of front cover, very light yellowing and faint foxing to page edges, else fine, no owner names. Jacket spine has small chips and tears to ends of lightly yellowed spine; quite browned internally; VG otherwise, flap price intact, attractive . Mitham A30b, calling for violet cloth.

    Book ID: 47435
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  • THE FAR NORTH: a book of drawings. With an introduction by Dr. F.G. Banting, and descriptive notes by the artist by JACKSON, A.Y.
    JACKSON, A.Y.
    THE FAR NORTH: a book of drawings. With an introduction by Dr. F.G. Banting, and descriptive notes by the artist

    Edition: First Edition

    Toronto: Rous & Mann, 1927. pp [44], unpaged and undated, string tied into stiff green card covers with illustrated cover label printed in green and black. Title page vignette, one other vignette, map, two decorative initials, and 17 full page b&w drawings which "follow the course of the voyage from Godhavn to Labrador". Wear to edges of covers; spine has light sunning and rubbing; small Xmas, 1927, gift inscription at front; else VG copy otherwise of this scarce and vulnerable book, text clean and unworn. Jackson and Banting were aboard the steamer Beothic for the voyage in the summer of 1927. Jackson sketched the landscapes and the natives. Arctic Bib. 7939. Edition of 1000 unnumbered copies.; Squarish quarto

    Book ID: 55052
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  • THE NEW WORLD AND FINDING IT by KROETSCH, Robert
    KROETSCH, Robert
    THE NEW WORLD AND FINDING IT

    Edition: First printing

    Salt Spring Island, BC: Mother Tongue Press, 1999. Oblong 12mo, 7 3/8 x 4 3/4 inches, bound in stiff grey printed card with cloth spine and paper spine label, rough textured gold-flecked Japanese paper endpapers, pp [28], unpaged, + 8 translucent illustrations and two colour reproductions of paintings by Diana Dean tipped in. Fine copy. #22 of an edition of 85 copies, signed by the author. Poetry, fine press.; Octavo; Signed by Author

    Book ID: 55064
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  • THE WINGED LION; or, stories of Venice by DE MILLE, James, Prof.
    DE MILLE, James, Prof.
    THE WINGED LION; or, stories of Venice

    Edition: First Edition

    Boston & New York: Lee and Shepard / Charles T. Dillingham, 1877. Variant in blue cloth, bordered in blind to covers, pictorial spine elaborately gilt. pale cream endpapers. pp 323, [3] + frontispiece and engraved title with tissue guard. 4 inch tear to tissue guard neatly repaired; slight wear to outer corners; minor wear to spine ends; yellowing to page edges; text paper lightly toned; else a fine, bright and tight copy, no owner names. Young Dodge Club # 3, a series for boys by this Nova Scotia author, a Dalhousie University professor. ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall

    Book ID: 55089
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  • WHY NOT GROW YOUNG? or Living for Longevity by SERVICE, Robert
    SERVICE, Robert
    WHY NOT GROW YOUNG? or Living for Longevity

    New York: Dodd, Mead, 1952. Second US edition, adding a two page author Preface to the text of the 1928 first edition. Yellow cloth, spine lettered in red. pp (4), 266. Small bruise and slight wear to lower outer corner of front cover, slight yellowing to page edges, else fine, no owner names. Splits to jacket folds repaired internally with clear archival paper tape; lacking the lower half of bit yellowed spine; price-clipped; in all just fair but the front and rear panels show well. Service gives advice on health for the middle-aged and older. ; Octavo

    Book ID: 55309
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