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  • COUZYN, Jeni
    A TIME TO BE BORN: poems of childbirth. With drawings by Claire Weissman Wilks

    Edition: First printing

    London: Firelizard, 1999. Illustrated boards. pp (72). Excellent line drawings by the noted Canadian artist, Fine copy. In a plain translucent wrapper (bit yellowed, VG).

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 52870
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  • HENIGHAN, Stephen
    BLUE RIVER AND RED EARTH

    Edition: First printing

    Toronto: Cormorant, 2018. Advance reading copy in pictorial card covers. Large rubber stamp on title page, else fine.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 52896
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  • HANSEN, Joseph
    BRANDSTETTER & OTHERS: five fictions

    Edition: First printing

    Woodstock, Vermont: Foul Play Press / Countryman Press, 1984. Blue cloth. Fine in fine, price-clipped jacket.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 43160
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  • ONDAATJE, Michael
    COMING THROUGH SLAUGHTER

    Edition: First of this edition

    London: Picador / Pan, 1984. Glossy card covers.Text paper and page edges a bit yellowed as always, else fine. This was Constance Rooke's copy. Her ink notes are on a post-it note at front and there are a few pencil notations in text. Cover is a photo of a black trumpet player, his face hidden by a rag, perhaps Miles Davis, different from all other editions. Note: light parcel, any default shipping may be reduced.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 53024
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  • ROOKE, Richard
    CROSSING THE BORDER & other poems

    Edition: First printing

    Francestown, NH: Typographeum, 1992. Blue cloth with paper spine label. pp (46), [2]. Some interesting drawings by high school students of this Canadian author. Fine copy. Copy H of 10 signed by the author. There were also 75 regular copies.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 51582
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  • SPALDING, Linda
    DAUGHTERS OF CAPTAIN COOK

    Edition: First UK printing

    London: Bloomsbury, 1988. Blue boards with ribbon marker. Fine copy. Jacket has soft creases at head of spine, else fine. With good 1989 presentation inscription from the author to close friends, a noted Canadian literary couple.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 53355
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  • Outram, Richard
    DOVE LEGEND (Advance copy signed)

    Edition: First printing

    (Erin, Ontario): Porcupine's Quill, 2001. Advance promotion excerpt. pp (16) (including covers), stapled in pictorial paper covers. 10 poems selected from the published forthcoming in March, 2001. Light soiling and soft rumples to rear cover, near fine. Inscribed by the author, signed "Richard" and also signed by "Barbara" (his wife Barbara Howard, artist and soul mate). Laid in is a bookmarker for his reading at the Rivoli on Queen West in Toronto, on the verso of which is his hand-written invite to the launch of this book at the Arts and Letters Club, 25 March, 2-5 PM, signed "Richard". Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 43342
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  • DR. JONES' PICNIC by CHAPMAN, S.E., M.D.
    CHAPMAN, S.E., M.D.
    DR. JONES' PICNIC

    Edition: First Edition

    San Francisco: The Whitaker & Ray Co, 1898. Blue pictorial cloth stamped in black and silver, yellowish floral endpapers. pp (iii)-(viii), 177. Title page & terminal blank tanned (offset from acidic endpapers); a few faint, scarcely noticeable spots, to front cover; yellowing to page edges; else a fine, bight cover, no rubbing to cover stamping, vulnerable inner hinges not cracked, an exceptional copy. Dr Samuel E. Chapman (1840-1930) was a Cleveland, OH, homeopath and physician who moved to California in 1877. This, his only book, is a fantastic tale of a voyage to the North Pole in an aluminum orb named Silver Cloud (which is pictured on the front cover). Along the way he cures cancer. After its successful…

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    San Francisco: The Whitaker & Ray Co, 1898. Blue pictorial cloth stamped in black and silver, yellowish floral endpapers. pp (iii)-(viii), 177. Title page & terminal blank tanned (offset from acidic endpapers); a few faint, scarcely noticeable spots, to front cover; yellowing to page edges; else a fine, bight cover, no rubbing to cover stamping, vulnerable inner hinges not cracked, an exceptional copy. Dr Samuel E. Chapman (1840-1930) was a Cleveland, OH, homeopath and physician who moved to California in 1877. This, his only book, is a fantastic tale of a voyage to the North Pole in an aluminum orb named Silver Cloud (which is pictured on the front cover). Along the way he cures cancer. After its successful voyage and retun to Washington, D.C., it sets out for the South Pole. "Eccentric novel. It uses the fictional techniques of Jules Verne and Frank Stockton, but its prime purpose seems to be propaganda for an extreme version of homeopathic medicine and Fundamentalist religiosity . A curiosity, and an irresponsible one at that." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years p 410. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-41 and (1981) 1-40. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 152. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, Bleiler (1978), p. 42. Reginald 02871. Wright (III) 988. A lovely copy of this very scarce Arctic novel. Also noted in red cloth.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 53309
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  • LOCKRIDGE, Richard
    ENCOUNTER IN KEY WEST

    Edition: First printing

    Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1966. Cloth & boards. Pink spine has sunning to ends; slight yellowing to page edges; light foxing to front free endpaper; VG otherwise. Dust jacket has crease to front flap, front panel has a short creased tear to upper inner corner and two small soil spots, pink spine has some sunning and short tears at ends; VG otherwise. A non-criminous novel by the prolific crime novelist, set in Key West and dealing with the ramifications of homosexuality in man-woman relationships.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 52392
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  • FLASHBACK (signed proof) by WOOD, Ted
    WOOD, Ted
    FLASHBACK (signed proof)

    Edition: First printing

    New York / Toronto: Scribner's / Maxwell Macmillan. Advance uncorrected proof.. 224 pp. Blue card covers. Long corner crease to rear cover, else fine. 7th Reid Bennett crime novel by this Canadian author. Signed by the author.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 1699
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  • RATHWELL, Richard
    Hank's Casebook: Hope and Charity; Fighting Terror in London; Yuuf: KJ's People; Dono: About Writing; The Beak's Poems

    Edition: First printing

    London: Blue Orange Publishing, 2004. A complete set of the five Casebooks, interconnected stories. Glossy card covers, 40 + to 60 + pages each. A fine set. Canadian author.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 52947
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  • HOLIDAY IN PARADISE by MOURNING, Dawn (pseud.?)
    MOURNING, Dawn (pseud.?)
    HOLIDAY IN PARADISE

    Toronto: Author, 1988. pp [16], mimeographed, stapled in pink card covers. Tan spots to front cover and title page, tanning to fore margin of one leaf, else fine. Signed by the author in 1988. Erotic punk verse. Edition of 100 copies. Note: light parcel, any default shipping may be reduced.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 53096
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  • COHEN, Matt
    LIVES OF THE MIND SLAVES: selected stories (Advance excerpt)

    Edition: First printing

    (Erin, Ontario): Porcupines Quill, 1994. pp 14, stapled in paper covers. Contains the story "Trotsky's First Confessions", an advance except from the forthcoming collection. Fine copy. Note: light parcel, any default shipping may be reduced.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 52625
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  • ACKROYD, Peter
    LONDON LICKPENNY

    Edition: First edition

    London: Ferry Press, 1973. pp 33, [3] + yellow fly leaves, in nice jacket with art by Duncan Grant. Tiny tan fleck on front cover, else a fine copy. Trade edition of 474 copies. His second book. Poetry.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 51697
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  • HANSEN, Joseph (Rose Brock)
    LONGLEAF. By Rose Brock (pseud.)

    Edition: First UK printing

    London: Harrap, 1974. Brown boards. Small ding to lower edge of front cover and small bruises to lower outer corners; light foxing to page edges, else fine. Jacket has nicks to head of spine, else fine, flap price intact. The first of his two gothic romance novels, set in Tennessee. In Hubin. Hansen, a prolific openly gay Amercan writer, notably penned the Dave Brandsetter crime novels (Brandsetter was also gay). Scarce.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 52564
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  • ROBINSONG, Erin
    MICROPHONES IN THE TREES

    Edition: First edition.

    No place (Vancouver): Skyebound Press, 2008. pp [16], unpaged, sewn in black card covers with textured grey card jacket. Fine copy. #30 of an edition of 33 copies. Pencil note to the acknowledgements on the colophon page. This was Constance Rooke's copy, who is the first-named of the acknowledgments. Note: light parcel, any default shipping may be reduced

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 52873
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  • SPALDING, Esta
    MOVING IN

    No place (Toronto?): No publisher. no date, 1997. A single poem printed on one side of a 18 x 14 cm card. On the otherside is printed "June 27, 1997" and is pasted a colour illustration of two fish. Soft crease to fore edge, else fine. Author is not given, but it was laid into a signed copy of Spalding's book Anchoress. Further, the book came from the library of family friends Leon and Connie Rooke. Note: light parcel, any default shipping may be reduced.

    Book ID: 53282
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  • MILLS, G.D.
    ROOF FRAMING AND POLYGON MITERS

    Edition: First printing

    Saint John, New Brunswick: (Author) J. & A. McMillan, printers), 1920. Green cloth printed in black. pp (vi), 39, [3], vii (Appendix). Illustrated. Ink gift inscription on front free endpaper crossed out in blue, VG clean and unworn copy otherwise. A scarce Canadian technical book.Viola locates only ebook editions. Author was a member of Local 1698. Moncton.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 52548
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  • SHOW ME DEATH ! by DENT, W. Redvers, (Raymond Knister)
    DENT, W. Redvers, (Raymond Knister)
    SHOW ME DEATH !

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Harper, 1930. Original red cloth with gilt panels to spine and front cover, pale grey patterned endpapers, pp (8), 375. Yellowing to page edges, witth the green top page edges faded away; very lightly darkend spine faintly mottled, with small worn spots at head; text paper very lightly toned; else fine. Dust jacket (Art Deco illustration by "Gene"), has chips at head of spine with loss of two letters; small chips and rubbing at foot of spine; nicks, small chips to panels; light rubbing to front panel; else VG, still quite attractive, flap price intact. The book was ghost-written by major minor Canadian author Raymond Knister, an early modernist writer in Canadian literature. Fairly autobiographical. Walter Redvers…

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    New York: Harper, 1930. Original red cloth with gilt panels to spine and front cover, pale grey patterned endpapers, pp (8), 375. Yellowing to page edges, witth the green top page edges faded away; very lightly darkend spine faintly mottled, with small worn spots at head; text paper very lightly toned; else fine. Dust jacket (Art Deco illustration by "Gene"), has chips at head of spine with loss of two letters; small chips and rubbing at foot of spine; nicks, small chips to panels; light rubbing to front panel; else VG, still quite attractive, flap price intact. The book was ghost-written by major minor Canadian author Raymond Knister, an early modernist writer in Canadian literature. Fairly autobiographical. Walter Redvers Dent (1900-63) enlisted at age 16 and saw action on the Somme, Vimy Ridge, Passchendaele, and Siberia. He was wounded on the Somme and again in Siberia. He re-upped in the RCAF during WWII. Watters p. 275. Uncommon in any condition, rare in dust jacket, the first example I have encountered. One of the three or four most important Canadian WWI novels. Both the Toronto and London issues were made from these sheets.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 53313
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  • TAYLOR, Monica and Richard
    THE FORGOTTEN STORY OF AN OLD TOWN POTTERY

    Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON: Authors, 2004. Card covers with cloth baclstrip. 43 leaves printed on rectos only, colour photos. Fine copy. 20th century pottery operation in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. Fine copy. Note: light parcel, any default shipping may be reduced.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 51781
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