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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.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 30033
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  • BRAND, Dionne
    NO LANGUAGE IS NEUTRAL

    Edition: First printing

    Toronto: Coach House Press, 1990. Glossy card covers. Advance copy for review rubber stamped on the title page. Remains of a price sticker on rear cover; soft corner crease to front cover and first two leaves; else a fine copy. A book of poetry by the noted Trinidadian-Canadian author. Note: light parcel, any default shipping may be reduced

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 52703
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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.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    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.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 11260
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  • MANDIELA, Ahdti Zhina
    SPESHAL RIKWES

    Toronto: Sister Vision, 1990. Second printing. Sunning to spine and inner margins of covers, else fine.pp (6), 60, [6]. Dub poetry in Jamaican dialect by this Toronto resident.

    Condition: Binding: Trade Paperback

    Book ID: 41404
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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.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    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.

    Condition: Book: Very Good, Binding: Softcover

    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.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 6633
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  • LAMMING, George
    THE EMIGRANTS

    London & New York: Allison & Busby, 1982. 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.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 35519
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  • THE FAR JOURNEY OF OUDIN by HARRIS, Wilson
    HARRIS, Wilson
    THE FAR JOURNEY OF OUDIN

    Edition: First printing

    London: Faber, 1961. Octavo, greenish boards. Light yellowing and quite minor foxing to page edges; slight foxing to endpapers; else fine, no owner names. Dust jacket has a small very narrow chip to top of front spine fold; yellowing and foxing to flap folds; light yellowing to spine; minor soiling to rear panel; VG otherwise, flap price intact, attractive. Noted Guyanese author's second novel, the second volume of The Guyana Quartet. Uncommon in first printing.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 40834
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  • THE GUYANA QUARTET (inscribed) by HARRIS, Wilson
    HARRIS, Wilson
    THE GUYANA QUARTET (inscribed)

    Edition: First printing

    London: Faber, 1985. Octavo, black boards. Slight yellowing to page edges, text paper lightly toned, else fine in fine jacket. Collects the novels PALACE OF THE PEACOCK (1960), THE FAR JOURNEY OF OUDIN (1961), THE WHITE ARMOUR (1962), and THE SECRET LADDER (1963). This edition adds an eight page author's "A Note on the Genesis of THE GUYANA QUARTET. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR to a Canadian author and impresario who brought him to Toronto for a reading "____, every good wish. Toronto October 1988". Laid in is a short ANS on hotel note paper dated 19 October to the inscribee talking about an interview and other things, Inscribee's ink name and 1988 date at front.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 37441
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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.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    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.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    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.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    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.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 41471
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  • CLARKE, Austin C.
    THE MEETING POINT

    Edition: First Canadian issue

    Toronto: Macmillan, 1967. Black boards. Very small bump to upper outer corner of front cover; small light tan spot to bottom page edges; else fine. Dust jacket has very small chips and some rubbing to spine ends and outer corners, VG otherwise. Third book of this acclaimed Barbadian-Canadian author, the first novel in a trilogy about West Indian immigrants to Toronto and an important book in the history of Caribbean-Canadian literature

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 49545
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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.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    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.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

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

    London: Faber, 1988. 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.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 37457
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  • HARRIS, Wilson
    THE PALACE OF THE PEACOCK

    London: Faber, 1981. Later printing (first was in 1960). 12mo, card covers. Text paper a little toned, small soft corner crease to rear cover, else a fine copy. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR for a Toronto writer and impresario who brought him to Toronto for a reading. With the inscribee's tidy ink name and 1988 date on front free endpaper. This was his first novel.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 37466
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