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  • DESPAIR and other stories of Ottawa by ALEXIS, André
    ALEXIS, André
    DESPAIR and other stories of Ottawa

    Edition: First printing

    Toronto: Coach House Press, 1994. Card covers with flaps. Fine copy. The acclaimed Trinidadian-Canadian author's first book.; Octavo

    Book ID: 53553
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  • BISSOONDATH, Neil
    DIGGING UP THE MOUNTAINS: selected stories

    Edition: First printing

    Toronto: Macmillan, 1985. Brown boards. Fine in jacket. Trinidadian-Canadian author's first book. ; Octavo 077159836X

    Book ID: 50355
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  • BISSOONDATH, Neil
    DIGGING UP THE MOUNTAINS: selected stories (Signed UK proof)

    Edition: First US issue

    London: Andre Deutsch, c1985, 1986. Octavo, blue printed card covers in dust jacket. Signed by the author. Unusually, the jacket was stapled to the covers by the publishers. It is rumpled along the top edge because it is a bit taller than the book, there is a partial ring stain with some skinning to the front panel, and there are tears to the lower rear flap where pulled loose from the staple. The book itself has a vertical crease reading crease to inner margin of first leaf, else fine. The Trinidadian-Canadian author's first book. This proof was made from the Toronto: Macmillan, 1985, plates, but the UK edition was published in 1986. V.S. Naipaul is the author's uncle and highly praised this book.; Signed by Author

    Book ID: 42138
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  • RECKFORD, Barry
    DOES FIDEL EAT MORE THAN YOUR FATHER? Cuban Opinion.

    Edition: First printing

    London: Deutsch, 1971. Green boards. Front free endpaper removed; sunning to spine, margins of covers; clean & unworn otherwise in a VG+ dust jacket. A Jamaican playwright investigates Cuba.

    Book ID: 13144
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  • PAIEWONSKY, Isidor
    EYEWITNESS ACCOUNTS OF SLAVERY IN THE DANISH WEST INDIES. Also, Graphic Tales of Other Slave Happenings on Ships and Plantations.

    New York: Fordham University Press, 1989. (xii), 166 pp, index, illustrations. VG+ copy, signed by the author; Quarto.; Signed by Author 0823212602.

    Book ID: 21164
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  • NAIPAUL, V.S.
    FINDING THE CENTRE. Two Narratives.

    Edition: First printing

    London: Deutsch, 1984. In the export issue jacket with no printed flap price. Dark blue boards. Text paper lightly toned, as usual, else a fine copy, no owner names, in a fine dust jacket. Two personal narrative pieces about the process of writing.

    Book ID: 16536
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  • HEATH, Roy
    FROM THE HEAT OF THE DAY

    Edition: First US printing

    New York: Persea Books, 1993. Octavo, cloth & boards. Ink owner name at front, else fine in fine, price-clipped jacket. The first novel in th Armstrong family trilogy by this acclaimed Guyanese writer.

    Book ID: 38831
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  • SILVERA, Makeda
    HER HEAD A VILLAGE

    Edition: First Edition

    Vancouver, BC: Press Gang Publishers, 1994. pp (127). Fine copy. A collection of short fiction by this lesbian immigrant to Canada from the West Indies.

    Book ID: 41467
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  • BRAND, Dionne
    IN ANOTHER PLACE, NOT HERE

    Edition: First Canadian issue

    Knopf Canada, 1996. Octavo, blue boards. Fine in fine jacket. First novel of this Trinidad-born Toronto poet, set in Toronto and the West Indies. Brand won the 1997 Governor-General's Award for Poetry for LAND TO LIGHT ON. 0394281586

    Book ID: 43793
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  • Clarke, Austin
    IN THIS CITY (inscribed)

    Edition: First printing

    Toronto: Exile Editions, 1992. Inscribed by Author; Octavo, card covers. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR to a Canadian author, impresario, and old friend who brought him to readings inToronto, with the inscribee's tidy ink name and date at front. "For____ better than most Austin Clarke 21 January 1977". A collection of eight short stories of West Indians in Toronto. VG+ copy. Not issued in hardcover.; Signed by Author

    Book ID: 37828
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  • NAIPAUL, V.S.
    INDIA. A Million Mutinies Now (proof)

    Edition: First US Edition

    (New York): Viking, 1990 (1991). Advance uncorrected proof. Fine in bright yellow wrapped. Publication date "1/91" and price "22.95" are in the printed box on front cover in red ink (this may refer to Canadian publication). With the tidy ink name and 1999 in top corner of first page of a Toronto author and impresario who brought Naipaul to Toronto for a reading.

    Book ID: 37448
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  • NAIPAUL, Shiva
    JOURNEY TO NOWHERE. A New World Tragedy (proof copy).

    Edition: First US printing

    New York: Simon & Schuster, 1980. Advance uncorrected proof n yellow non-pictorial card covers. Upper front cover has a paperclip indentation at centre; faint dust soiling to covers; very light spine sunning; near fine.

    Book ID: 11483
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  • DANTICAT, Edwidge
    KRIK ? KRAK !

    New York: Soho, c1995. Inscribed by Author; 2nd printing. Octavo, blue and pale grey boards. Fine in fine jacket. With a Soho publicity thingy's card laid in. Inscribed by the author to a Toronto writer and impresario who brought him to town for a reading "To _____. Hope you find some kindred voices here. let the world bring wings to your feet. Edward Dantical". With the inscribee's 1995 ink name at front. A collection of stories by the noted Haitian-American author's second book. It made the National Book Award shortlist. ; Signed by Author

    Book ID: 38840
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  • Pianka, Eric R.; Vitt, Laurie J.
    Lizards: Windows to the Evolution of Diversity (Organisms and Environments)

    Edition: First printing

    Berkeley: University of California Press, 2003. Green cloth. pp (xiv), 333, [5]. Colour photos, maps, glossary, bibliography, index. Small black dot to fore edges, else fine in fine jacket. "From tiny to gigantic, from drab to remarkably beautiful, from harmless to venomous, lizards are spectacular products of natural selection. This book, lavishly illustrated with color photographs, is the first comprehensive reference on lizards around the world. Accessible, scientifically up-to-date, and written with contagious enthusiasm for the subject, Lizards: Windows to the Evolution of Diversity covers species evolution, diversity, ecology, and biology. Eric R. Pianka and Laurie J. Vitt have studied and photographed members of almost all lizard families worldwide, and they bring to the book a deep knowledge based…

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    Berkeley: University of California Press, 2003. Green cloth. pp (xiv), 333, [5]. Colour photos, maps, glossary, bibliography, index. Small black dot to fore edges, else fine in fine jacket. "From tiny to gigantic, from drab to remarkably beautiful, from harmless to venomous, lizards are spectacular products of natural selection. This book, lavishly illustrated with color photographs, is the first comprehensive reference on lizards around the world. Accessible, scientifically up-to-date, and written with contagious enthusiasm for the subject, Lizards: Windows to the Evolution of Diversity covers species evolution, diversity, ecology, and biology. Eric R. Pianka and Laurie J. Vitt have studied and photographed members of almost all lizard families worldwide, and they bring to the book a deep knowledge based on extensive firsthand experience with the animals in their natural habitats. Part One explores lizard lifestyles, answering such questions as why lizards are active when they are, why they behave as they do, how they avoid predators, why they eat what they eat, and how they reproduce and socialize. In Part Two the authors take us on a fascinating tour of the world's manifold lizard species, beginning with iguanians, an evolutionary group that includes some of the most bizarre lizards, the true chameleons of Africa and Madagascar. We also meet the glass lizard, able to break its tail into many highly motile pieces to distract a predator from its body; lizards that can run across water; and limbless lizards, such as snakes. Part Three gives an unprecedented global view of evolutionary trends that have shaped present-day lizard communities and considers the impact of humans on their future. A definitive resource containing many entertaining anecdotes, this magnificent book opens a new window to the natural world and the evolution of life on earth." - publisher. 2.5 kg parcel. 0520234014

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    Book ID: 46562
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  • MARKHAM, E.A.
    LOVE, POLITICS & FOOD

    Edition: First printing

    Cambridge, MA: Von Hallett Publications, 1982. Inscribed by Author; Octavo, pp 44, card covers. Fine copy. Inscribed by the author in 1991 to a Toronto writer and imresario who brought him to town for a reading, with hist 1991 ink name above the inscription. Poetry by this native or Montserrat in the West Indies. ; Signed by Author

    Book ID: 38836
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  • Brand, Dionne
    Luce ostinata / Tenacious light: a cura de Branko Gorjup e Francesca Valente ; disegni di Achille Perilli ; introduzione, Janice Kulyk Keefer ; traduzioni di Marco Fazzini, Sara Fruner et Francesca Valente

    Edition: First Edition

    Ravenna, Italy: Longo, 2007. White card covers with flaps. pp 207. Plates, some in colour.Text in Italian and English. Poetry. Fine copy. ; Octavo

    Book ID: 52795
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  • KINCAID, Jamaica
    LUCY.

    Edition: Frist printing

    New York: NY: Farrar Straus Giroux, (1990). ADVANCE READING COPY in colour pictorial card covers. Rear cover gives forthcoming publication date of October, 1990, in an edition of 35K copies. Covers have light surface scratches, tiny rubbed spots; else fine.

    Book ID: 8619
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  • KINCAID, Jamaica
    MR. POTTER.

    Edition: First Canadian issue

    Toronto: Knopf Canada, 2002. Brown and yellow boards. Fine in fine jacket, and SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR (simple ink signature to the half-title leaf). A novel set in her native Antiqua.; Signed by Author

    Book ID: 16226
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  • REID, V.S. (Victor Stafford Reid)
    NEW DAY

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Knopf, 1949. Green, pink and dark blue decorated boards, Rubbing to spine tips and lower edges of boards; page edges yellowed, else fine, no owner names. Price-clipped dust jacket has rubbing, nicks, and tiny chips to spine tips; pink portions of spine lightly sunned; slight rubbing to folds; VG otherwise. First novel of this important Jamaican author - the story of one Jamaican family from 1865 to 1944, the year the British colony was given a new constitution and granted partial self-government. UK edition in 1950. Handsome cover and jacket design by Joseph Low.

    Book ID: 30033
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  • LADOO, Harold Sonny
    NO PAIN LIKE THIS BODY

    Toronto: Anansi, 1972. The paper issue. 141 pp. Spine sliightly sunned, bit of cover rubbing, yellowing and soiling to page edges, VG otherwise. With ink ownership of Leon Rooke. First book of this talented Trinidadian-Canadian author, posthumously p blished (Ladoo died under mysterious circumstances in Trinidad in 1973, presumably murdered). A plotless novel about a group of East Indian rice-growers set on an imaginary West Indian island in 1905. This first printing is now uncommon in the market; Octavo 0887843220

    Book ID: 53571
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