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  • NEWLOVE, John
    7 DISASTERS, 3 THESES, AND WELCOME HOME. CLICK

    No place (Vancouver): Very Stone House in Transit, 1971. 14 leaves of yellow paper, mimeographed on rectos, stapled in cream card covers. Light yellowing to covers, small light damp spot to inner margin of front cover, soft creases to lower outer corners, else a fine copy of a fragile book. A very scarce early book by one of best Canadian poets.; Quarto

    Book ID: 43751
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  • MORROW, Bradford and Bernard Lafourcade (Wyndham Lewis)
    A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE WRITINGS OF WYNDHAM LEWIS. With an Introduction by Hugh Kenner (2 volumes)

    Edition: First Edition

    Santa Barbara: Black Sparrow Press, 1978. The trade issue. Corduroy spine with printed paper labels and pictorial boards. Fine copy. Cream dust jacket has nicks and shallow creases across top edge, VG+ otherwise. ; Octavo

    Book ID: 55239
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  • A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE WRITINGS OF WYNDHAM LEWIS. With an Introduction by Hugh Kenner (2 volumes) by MORROW, Bradford and Bernard Lafourcade (Wyndham Lewis)
    MORROW, Bradford and Bernard Lafourcade (Wyndham Lewis)
    A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE WRITINGS OF WYNDHAM LEWIS. With an Introduction by Hugh Kenner (2 volumes)

    Edition: First Edition

    Santa Barbara: Black Sparrow Press, 1978. The limited issue. Two volumes, hardcover, corduroy spines with printed paper labels and pictorial boards, in a heavy card slipcase, with original plain acetate wrappers. Number 89 of an edition of 200 copies signed by Morrow, Lafourcade, and Kenner. This limited edition also includes as the second volume CROSSING THE FRONTIER, a previously unpublished Lewis story. Books are fine, slipcase has spotting to edges and rear panel and a small abrasion to cover label, unworn otherwise. 1.5 kg parcel; Octavo

    Book ID: 55143
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  • A CHEAP AND CONCISE DICTIONARY OF THE OJIBWAY AND ENGLISH LANGUAGES. Compiled for the use of the Ojibway Indians. In two parts. Second part, Ojibway-English

    Edition: First Edition

    Toronto & Rochester: International Colportage Mission, 1907. Stapled in original printed wrappers. Text in two columns. Abridged from larger dictionaries by British and French compilers. Staples rusty with consequent stains; page edges lightly yellowed, mildly foxed; else fine. Scarce.; 16mo; 177 pages

    Book ID: 55671
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  • JOHNSON, Samuel
    A DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

    London: Times Books, 1979. Two volumes in one facsimile reprint of the first edition of 1755. Maroon leather grain cloth. spine elaborately decorated in gilt, sprinkled page edges. Spine a bit concave, else fine, no owner marks. Maroon leather grain card slipcase has small rubbed spots, VG otherwise. Note: 10 kg, 43 x 28 x 10 cm parcel, extra postage at cost will definitely be charged.; Large folio 0723002282

    Book ID: 51741
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  • A FABLE by FAULKNER, William
    FAULKNER, William
    A FABLE

    Edition: First UK printing

    London: Chatto & Windus, 1955. Red cloth. Yellowing to page edges and lightly to endpapers, text paper lightly toned, small very shallow dent to upper edge of front cover, else near fine. The thin jacket has chips along top edge of front pane; small corner chips to lightly darkened spine; small chips to outer corners; small tears to front flap fold; rear panel a bit soiled with a short tear to spine fold; in all, good, but still presentable in appearance, flap price intact. The novel won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. It involves one week's events in the mutiny of a French regiment on the Western Front in the spring of 1918, during World War I.; Octavo

    Book ID: 55451
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  • STEWART, Basil
    A GUIDE TO JAPANESE PRINTS AND THEIR SUBJECT MATTER

    Edition: First Printing

    New York: Dover, 1979. Inscribed by Author.; pp (iii)-xvi, 382. Many illustrations. Facsimile reprint of the NY, 1922, edition. 1.25 kg parcel ; B&W Illustrations; Octavo

    Condition: Very Good

    Book ID: 54695
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  • A JEST OF GOD by LAURENCE, Margaret
    LAURENCE, Margaret
    A JEST OF GOD

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Knopf, 1966. Octavo, hardcover, red cloth, yellow top page edges. Very soft creases to upper outer corner of early leaves, else fine and bright. The dust jacket has a small light tan spot on the front panel, bit of yellowing to the white spine panel; rear panel has a small chip to lower inner corner and a short tear to upper outer corner; generally VG otherwise. This was poet Al Purdy's copy - laid in is a one page 2 Nov., 1976, TLS from Laurence to Purdy, signed "Margaret". Eleven lines. Folded twice. She thanks him for sending his latest book of poetry. Has received his postcard from his trip to Russia. She and the kids are…

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    New York: Knopf, 1966. Octavo, hardcover, red cloth, yellow top page edges. Very soft creases to upper outer corner of early leaves, else fine and bright. The dust jacket has a small light tan spot on the front panel, bit of yellowing to the white spine panel; rear panel has a small chip to lower inner corner and a short tear to upper outer corner; generally VG otherwise. This was poet Al Purdy's copy - laid in is a one page 2 Nov., 1976, TLS from Laurence to Purdy, signed "Margaret". Eleven lines. Folded twice. She thanks him for sending his latest book of poetry. Has received his postcard from his trip to Russia. She and the kids are off to England for Christmas. The 1966 winner of the Governor-General's Award for Fiction and the basis for the 1968 film "Rachel, Rachel", directed by Paul Newman and starring Joanne Woodward. An excellent association copy between two major figures of Canadian literature. ; Signed by Author

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    Book ID: 55059
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  • A KIND OF LOVING by BARSTOW, Stan
    BARSTOW, Stan
    A KIND OF LOVING

    Edition: First printing

    London: Michael Joseph, 1960. Black boards. Browning to page edges; faint yellowing to inner margins of free endpapers; else a fine copy, no owner names. Dust jacket (art by Adrian Bailey) has a damp spot to lower inner corner of rear panel; one small tear; light yellowing to white portion of spine; else fine, flap price intact. An attractive copy of the West Yorkshire author's first book, basis of the 1962 John Schlesinger film starring Alan Bates.; Octavo

    Book ID: 55677
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  • CUNLIFFE, Richard John
    A LEXICON OF THE HOMERIC DIALECT

    Edition: New edition; Eighth Printing

    Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1963. Inscribed by Author.; 1.025 kg parcel; Octavo; x, 445 pages 0771055684

    Condition: Fine

    Book ID: 54694
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  • GASKELL, Philip
    A NEW INTRODUCTION TO BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1974. Second printing, corrected (first was 1972). Black cloth. (xxvi), 438 pp, indexed, illustrated. Slight yellowing to page edges, else fine in fine, price-clipped jacket.A classic in the field of descriptive bibliography. 1.35 kg parcel.; Octavo 0198181507

    Book ID: 55850
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  • OUSPENSKY, P.D.
    A NEW MODEL OF THE UNIVERSE: Principles of psychological method in its application to problems of science, religion, and art. Translated from the Russian under the supervision of the author

    New York: Vintage Books, 1971. Text paper yellowed, as usual, two cracks to spine lamination, VG+ otherwise.

    Book ID: 54804
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  • BLACKWOOD, Algernon
    "About the Moravians", an article contained on pp. 166-71 of The Methodist Magazine...W.H. Withrow, editor, Volume XXXIII, Jan.-June, 1891

    Toronto: William Briggs, 1891. Octavo. Blue bevel-edge decorated pebble grain cloth stamped in black, blind and gilt. (4), iv, (3)-634, (2) pp. A fine lovely copy. Algernon Blackwood's THIRD APPEARANCE IN PRINT. In Toronto for a time as a "remittance man", Blackwood started his writing career as a journalist. He published 6 signed articles in this Canadian Methodist perodical between Dec., 1890 and June, 1893, and the present half-year volume contains the third of the six. The title of his first appearance in print, in the Dec. 1890 issue, was "Christmas in England". 1.25 kg parcel

    Book ID: 55169
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  • SILKO, Leslie Marmon
    ALMANAC OF THE DEAD: A Novel

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Simon & Schuster, 1991. Cloth and boards. Fine copy, no owner names. Dust jacket has a three inch split to upper front flap fold internally repaired, else fine, flap price intact. A novel set in Arizona and New Mexico by this noted Native American author. 1.5 kg parcel; Thick octavo 0671666088

    Book ID: 35659
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  • MONTGOMERY, L.M.
    ANNE OF AVONLEA. With frontispiece and cover in colour by George Gibbs

    London: Pitman. 19th UK issue, Aug. 1913 (first was Sept. 1909). Octavo, original light brownfine ribbed cloth bordered in blind, gilt lettered, colour pictorial label on front cover. pp (viii), (368), (1, blank), (24) ads + colour frontispiece with captioned tissue guard. Made frolm US sheets. Lacking the front free endpaper, front inner hinge neatly repaired; page edges yellowed, covers a bit bowed, else a VG clean and unworn copy of the second Anne Shirley novel, published Sept. 1909, following the classic ANNE OF GREEN GABLES of the previous year.

    Book ID: 55909
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  • ANNE OF INGLESIDE. by MONTGOMERY, L.M.
    MONTGOMERY, L.M.
    ANNE OF INGLESIDE.

    London: Harrap, 1949. A later printing (book says 6th, jacket says 8th). Green cloth lettered and ruled in blue. pp (3), 252. Lacking the front free endpaper, or half-title leaf. Page edges lightly yellowed, else a VG clean & unworn copy. Dust jacket (art by Nina Miller Davidson), has small chips at spine ends affecting a few letters, old internal tape stain at foot; rear panel has a short tear and an old internal tape repair at lower outer corner; very small chips to outer corners; VG clean and bright otherwise. Her last book in her lifetime, first published by Harrap in 1939.; Octavo

    Book ID: 55415
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  • JONES, Alan
    ARABIC THROUGH THE QUR'AN

    Edition: Third Printing

    Cambridge, England: The Islamic Texts Society, 2008. Octavo; (xviii), 331 pages

    Condition: Very Good+

    Book ID: 54845
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  • JONES, Alan
    ARABIC THROUGH THE QUR'AN

    Edition: Third Printing

    Cambridge, England: The Islamic Texts Society, 2008. Octavo; (xviii), 331 pages

    Condition: Very Good+

    Book ID: 54848
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  • AT MY HEART'S CORE by DAVIES, Robertson
    DAVIES, Robertson
    AT MY HEART'S CORE

    Edition: First printing

    Toronto: Clarke, Irwin. The simutaneous paper issue in card covers with dust jacket. Xmas, 1950, ink gift inscription at front, minute rubbing to spine ends and very lightly along bottom edge if jacket, else fine, jacket flap price intact. Signed by the author on the title page 12 Dec., 1950. A three act play set in Upper Canada at the time of the 1837 Rebellion, involving Mrs. Frances Stewart, Catharine Parr Traill, and Susanna Moodie. It premiered in August 1950 in Peterborough, Ontario, by Michael Sadlier's Summer Theatre.; Octavo.

    Book ID: 55055
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  • DE MILLE, James
    BEHIND THE VEIL: a poem [limited issue]

    Edition: First printing

    Halifax, Nova Scotia: T.C. Allen, 1893. The limited issue, #62 of an edition of 100 copies signed by the editor Archibald MacMechan and artist George A. Reid (there was also a trade issue). Small folio, original dark brown leather-covered boards gilt, blue & white floral endpapers. 30 leaves, printed on rectos only + frontispiece portrait with tissue. The notoriously fragile binding has been rebacked in matching leather, with some restorations at the outer corners; text paper a bit toned as always; professional repairs to margins of title leaf (well away from any printing); shallow chips to fore edge of pp 4-5; in all, a good, tight copy, text clean. Laid in is a printed order form for the book,…

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    Halifax, Nova Scotia: T.C. Allen, 1893. The limited issue, #62 of an edition of 100 copies signed by the editor Archibald MacMechan and artist George A. Reid (there was also a trade issue). Small folio, original dark brown leather-covered boards gilt, blue & white floral endpapers. 30 leaves, printed on rectos only + frontispiece portrait with tissue. The notoriously fragile binding has been rebacked in matching leather, with some restorations at the outer corners; text paper a bit toned as always; professional repairs to margins of title leaf (well away from any printing); shallow chips to fore edge of pp 4-5; in all, a good, tight copy, text clean. Laid in is a printed order form for the book, with the publisher's name changed by hand to "Messrs. W. Drysdale & Co." A posthumously published long poem with a religious mysticism theme, the manuscript was discovered among De Mille's papers after his death. One of De Mille's rarest books. Also of special interest is the nice etched frontispiece drawing of De Mille by noted Canadian artist G.A. Reid, which is SIGNED BY THE ARTIST in pencil beneath the plate. George Agnew Reid (1860-1947) studied with Robert Harris, Thomas Eakins, Benjamin Constant, and others. He taught at the Ontario College of Art 1890-1928, serving as Principal 1912-29. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Academy, serving as President 1906-09, and also President of the Ontario Society of Artists 1897-1902. He completed commissions for murals at Jarvis Collegiate, the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto City Hall, and Queen's University. Reid has been the subject of published books.; Small folio; Signed by editor & illustrator

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    Book ID: 35819
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