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  • OSSUARIES by BRAND, Dionne
    BRAND, Dionne
    OSSUARIES

    Edition: First printing

    McClelland & Stewart, 2010. Card covers. A fine copy of this book of poetry. Brand was Toronto's Poet Laureate 2009-12. The present book won a Griffin Poetry Prize. The book is dedicated to Constance Rooke.; Octavo

    Book ID: 53321
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  • SMITH, Katrina
    QUEST FOR EVIL.

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Vantage Press, 1988. Black boards. (viii), 72 pp. Fine in fine jacket. "QUEST FOR EVIL is a science fiction novel probing the supernatural and dealing with the evil that exists in our world and hangs over all of us...David Bentley, a prominent Michigan businessman, is kidnapped shortly after obtaining a rare book that, unbeknown to him, contains the secrets of Satanic power." - jacket flap. The author is from Barbados. A scarce vanity press horror novel.

    Book ID: 9899
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  • ROACH, Charles (1933-2012)
    ROOT FOR THE RAVENS. Poems for Drum and Freedom. Illustrated by Hugh Williams.

    Edition: First printing

    Toronto: NC Press, 1977. Black boards. 95 pp. Fine copy. Black jacket has light rubbing at spine tips, one inch creased tear to front panel, VG otherwise. Only book from this Trinidadian-Canadian author who has became fairly well known in Canada as a civil rights and immigration lawyer. The drawings are by a Jamaican-Canadian artist. The hardcover issue is scarce.

    Book ID: 11260
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  • CAMPBELL, Junior (a.k.a. Melchizedek)
    STANDING.

    Edition: First printing

    St. Michael, Barbados: Printed by Tropical Print Services, 1994. Octavo, (3)-(62) pp, stapled, in black & white glossy card covers. Fine copy. Poetry by a Barbados author.

    Book ID: 11768
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  • THE CHIP-CHIP GATHERERS (proof) by NAIPAUL, Shiva
    NAIPAUL, Shiva
    THE CHIP-CHIP GATHERERS (proof)

    Edition: First printing

    London: Deutsch, 1973. Advance uncorrected proof of the author's second book, a winner of the Whitbread Award. Red non-pictorial paper covers. Spine lightly sunned; crease to upper outer corner of front cover and early leaves; VG otherwise. Uncommon. Set in his native Trinidad.; Octavo

    Condition: Very Good

    Book ID: 39719
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  • LAMMING, George
    THE EMIGRANTS

    London: Allison & Busby, 1980. New edition (previous UK edition in 1954). Black boards. Faint foxing to top page edges, else fine. Dust jacket has a band of light sunning to top margin of front panel, else fine. A novel of West Indian immigrants in Britain in the 1950's by the noted Barbados author.

    Book ID: 6633
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  • LAMMING, George
    THE EMIGRANTS

    London & New York: Allison & Busby, 1982. Inscribed by Author.; Octavo, card covers. Text paper lightly toned, else a fine copy. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR to a noted Canadian Indian novelist "Especially for _____, Best Wishes, George Lamming, Atlantis, 1989". A later printing of the second novel of this noted Barbadian author. Uncommon signature. ; Signed by Author.

    Book ID: 35519
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  • McDonald, Ian
    THE HUMMING-BIRD TREE

    Edition: First printing

    London: Heinemann, 1969. Uncorrected proof. Octavo, non-pictorial card covers. Book just a little leaned; bit of soiling to covers; spine a bit yellowed, with a 1.5 inch split at lower rear spine fold neatly repaired; page edges yellowed, with a bit of foxing; in all, a good, uncreased copy of the Trinidad-born Guyanese poet's first novel. It won the Winifred Holtby Memorial Prize from the Royal Society of Literature for best regional novel The book itself is uncommon in first editon and this proof is very scarce. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.

    Book ID: 40895
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  • PALMER, C. Everard
    THE HUMMINGBIRD PEOPLE

    Edition: First printing

    London: Deutsch, 1971. Advance uncorrected proof in greenish-yellow printed wrappers. pp 174, [2]. Vertical spine creases, as issued, else a fine copy. A scarce advance issue of this novel for young people by this Jamaican-Canadian author.

    Book ID: 44457
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  • REID, Victor Stafford (V.S. Reid)
    THE LEOPARD.

    Edition: First US printing

    New York: Viking, 1958. Cloth & boards. Small corner crease to two leaves; very light sunning to brown top page edges; else fine in fine, price-clipped jacket. Second novel of this important Jamaican author in uncommonly nice condition, the yellow jacket unfaded. A story of the Mau Mau Rebellion in Kenya.

    Book ID: 7314
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  • REID, Victor Stafford (V.S. Reid)
    THE LEOPARD.

    Edition: First US printing

    New York: Viking, 1958. Cloth & boards. Ink owner name at front, slightly yellowing to page edges, else fine. Price-clipped jacket has tiny chips and nicks at ends of lightly sunned spine, VG otherwise. Second novel of this important Jamaican author in uncommonly nice condition, the yellow jacket unfaded. A story of the Mau Mau Rebellion in Kenya.

    Book ID: 41471
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  • NAIPAUL, V.S.
    THE MIMIC MEN

    Edition: First printing

    London: Deutsch, 1967. Octavo, maroon boards. Small light damp spot to foot of spine, else fine. Jacket has soft, scarcely noticable crease to foot of spine, else fine, no chips, clips, or tears, the white background bright and fresh. A very nice copy of this novel set in London by the reknowned Trinidadian author.

    Book ID: 8518
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  • Phillips, Caryl
    The Nature of Blood

    Edition: First printing

    London: Faber, 1997. Black boards. Fine copy, no owner names. Dust jacket has light rubbing to surface gloss, else fine, flap price intact. 0571190731

    Book ID: 28593
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  • HARRIS, Wilson
    THE PALACE OF THE PEACOCK

    London: Faber, 1988. Inscribed by Author; Later printing (first was in 1960). 12mo, card covers. Text paper a little toned, else a fine, crisp copy. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR to a Toronto writer and impresario who brought him to Toronto for a reading "_____, Good luck with your literary project in Toronto. Wilson. 19 Oct., 1988". With the inscribee's tidy ink name and 1988 date on front free endpaper. This was his first novel. ; Signed by Author

    Book ID: 37457
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  • CLARKE, Austin
    THE POLISHED HOE

    Edition: First printing

    Toronto: Thomas Allen, 2002. Black boards. Dimples to spine, else fine. Jacket (no Giller sticker) has soft creases at top of rear panel, else fine. A novel from the noted Barbadian-Canadian author, it won Canada's coveted Giller Prize. Set in the West Indies. 1.5 kg parcel; Octavo 0887621104

    Book ID: 53865
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  • CLARKE, Austin
    THE POLISHED HOE (inscribed)

    Edition: First printing

    Toronto: Thomas Allen, 2002. Inscribed by Author; Octavo, black boards. Fine copy. Dust jacket (no Giller Prize sticker) has creases to front flap. light rubbing at head of spine, near fine. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR on the title page on 02 Oct., 2002. A novel from the noted Barbadian-Canadian author, it won Canada's coveted Giller Prize. Set in the West Indies. 1.5 kg parcel; Signed by Author 0887621104

    Book ID: 38233
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  • Clarke, Austin
    THE PRIME MINISTER: a novel

    Edition: First printing

    Don Mills, Ontario: General Publishing, 1977. The simultaneous paper issue in card covers. Advance copy for review with slip taped. Corner crease to front cover, minor cover rubbing, VG otherwise.. A novel set in the West Indies by this noted Toronto author originally from Barbados.; Octavo 0773600604

    Book ID: 49544
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  • Clarke, Austin
    THE PRIME MINISTER. A novel (inscribed)

    Edition: First UK printing

    London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1978. Inscribed by Author; Octavo, red boards. p 191. Light evidence of removed sticker on front free endpaper, else fine infine, price-clipped jacket. Inscribed by the author to a Toronto writer and impresario who had Clarke to a reading "To____, on the occasion of Mont Blanc who wined & dined us, on 9 October, 1991without the gift of a pen. Be cool, with love, Austin Clarke", with the inscribee's 1991 ink ownership signature above. A novel of political discontent on a small Caribbean island by the noted Canadian author originally from Barbados. ; Signed by Author

    Book ID: 38884
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  • Clarke, Austin
    THE PRIME MINISTER. A Novel (inscribed)

    Edition: First printing

    Don Mills, Ontario: General Publishing, 1977. Inscribed by Author; The simultaneous paper issue in card covers. Minor rubbing to spine folds, else fine. Inscribed by the author "For___, my neighbour & friend. Love, Austin Clarke. 20 June, 1980. Toronto". A novel set in the West Indies by this noted Toronto author originally from Barbados.; Octavo; Signed by Author 0773600604

    Book ID: 42649
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  • Clarke, Austin
    THE PRIME MINISTER (inscribed)

    Toronto: Exile Editions, 1994. Inscribed by Author.; Glossy card covers. Inscribed by the author on the title page "For _______ with love, Austin Clarke, 8 Mar 96". Damp stains with some rippling to lower corners, clean unworn copy otherwise. A novel of an exile's return to his Caribbean island after independence, by the noted Barbardian-Canadian author. First published in hardcover in 1977.; Octavo.; Signed by Author. 1550960660

    Book ID: 42650
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