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A Tail Between Two Cities

By Von Konigslow, Andrea Wayne

Toronto: Annick Press, 1987. A Cat tail - written and illustrated by Andrea Wayne Von Konigslow Name of previous owner, signed by author on title page, else fine. Signed by Author. 1st Pbk. Softcover. near Fine.

$20.00

The Wise Traveller

By MacLean, Margaret

Ottawa: Oberon Press, 1990. In 1904 as young woman the author went to Japan and then on to China the following year. This book is based on the account she wrote in " Chinese Ladies at Home" in 1906. This modern edition was edited by Beverley Stapells and Pam Young and is illustrated with modern vignettes by Elizabeth Stapells. 114p. Text c lean crisp and unmarked, but ffep missing and library labels on cover. 1st Can Ed. Softcover. Good>Very Good. Illus. by Elizabeth Stapells. Ex-Library.

$10.00

The Wise Traveller

By MacLean, Margaret

Ottawa: Oberon Press, 1990. In 1904 as young woman the author went to Japan and then on to China the following year. This book is based on the account she wrote in " Chinese Ladies at Home" in 1906. This modern edition was edited by Beverley Stapells and Pam Young and is illustrated with modern vignettes by Elizabeth Stapells. 114p. Inscription on ffep, else fine.. Signed by Editor and Illustrator . 1st Can Ed. Softcover. Near Fine. Illus. by Elizabeth Stapells.

$20.00

Troy : With Legends, Facts and New Developments
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Troy : With Legends, Facts and New Developments

By Askin, Mustafa

Istanbul: Keskin Color, 1997. Well illustrated locally produced guide to Hisarlik the site of Troy . 72p. illus maps bibliography Signed by author on title page. Signed by Author. Revised Edition. Softcover. As New.

$12.00

Twenty-One Poems.

By Causley, Charles

Stratford Upon Avon: Celandine Press, 1986. "Among the English poetry of the last half century, Charles Causley’s could well turn out to be the best loved and most needed " Ted Hughes. This limited edition contains a selection of his poems with tipped in illlustrations by Robert Tilling. From the Colophon : 300 copies set in Monotype Bembo and printed for the Celandine Press on Arches mould made paper made by Gleen Storhaug at Five Seasons Press. Bound at Smith Settle & Co. Illustarions printed at the Senecio Press The first 75 copies ... are signed by the poet and boud in quarter leather. This is copy number 62 of 75 signed by the author and the artist. There is a slight bump with tiny tear to the marbled paper at the top right corner of the front cover, else fine.. Signed by Author & By Artist. 1st UK Edition. Quarter Leather. Near Fine. Illus. by Robert Tilling.

$800.00

The In-Between World of Vikram Lall
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The In-Between World of Vikram Lall

By Vassanji, M.G.

New York: Alfred A. Knopf , 2004. a novel that is rich in sensuous detail and political insight, and brilliantly captures the tyranny of history and memory, and questions one's role and responsibility in lawless times. Born in colonial Kenya, Vikram Lall comes of age at the same moment as the colony, which in 1953 is celebrating the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II even as the Mau Mau independence movement is challenging British rule. But while Kenya is being torn apart by idealism, doubt and violent political upheaval, Vic and his sister Deepa begin to search for their place in the world. Neither colonists nor African, neither white nor black, the Indian brother and sister find themselves somewhere in between in their band of playmates: Bill and Annie, British children, and Njoroge, an African boy. These are the friendships that will haunt the rest of their lives. We follow Vic from a changing Africa in the fifties, to the sixties -- a time of immense promise. But when that hope is betrayed by the corruption and fear of the seventies and eighties, Vic finds himself drawn into the Kenyatta government's orbit of graft and power-brokering. Njoroge, on the other hand, can abandon neither the idealism of his youth nor his love for Deepa, coerced into marrying within her Indian community. But neither the cynicism of the one nor the idealism of the other can avert the tragedies that await. Acute and bittersweet,The In-between World of Vikram Lallis told in the voice of the exiled Vic as he contemplates from the shores of Lake Ontario the tides that have brought him so far from home and the possibility that even as history was shaping him, he has had a hand in altering its course.. Author inscription on title page.Corners slightly bumped, else fine. Signed by Author. 1st US Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$15.00

Don Giovanna
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Don Giovanna

By Prantera, Amanda

London: Bloomsbury UK, 2000. Life begins to imitate art when a group of well-heeled expatriates, living in the Tuscan countryside, decide to stage an amateur production of Don Giovanni. Joanna Volpi knows that her handsome Italian husband is having yet another affair, but now she has had enough of her married life the way it is, and has a die of her own to cast.. Author inscription on title page. Signed by Author. 1st UK Edition. Hardcover. As New/As New.

$15.00

Deadly Spirits

By Marchand, Phillip

Toronto: Stoddart, 1995. Written by the Books columnist of the Toronto Star, a mystery novel about a Toronto newspaper reporter, wrongly suspected of the murder, tracking down the killer. 230p. Author inscription on title page. Signed by Author. 1st Can Ed. French Wraps. Fine.

$15.00

High Gloss

By Engel, Peter H

New York: St. Martin's Press, 1979. "Their business was beauty, and their goal survival, their world was .. High Gloss " A novel set in the world of luxury cosmetics, [the author was the former presisdemnt and CEO of Helena Rubinstein] Signed by the author on ffep . There is also a "withdrawn" stamp on ffep, but no other marks of previous ownership.. Signed by Author. 1st US Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good, Price Clipped.

$17.50

Where She Has Gone

By Ricci, Nino

Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1997. "Vittorio (Victor) Innocente re-meets his half-sister Rita in Toronto, shortly after his father's death. Uneasy with their new proximity in each other's lives, Victor and Rita are at first restrained, distant. But gradually the weight of what is unspoken between them comes closer to the surface, setting in motion a course of events that will take Victor back to Valle del Sole, the place of his birth. It is there in this small Apennine village, where the story had its beginning twenty years earlier, that he confronts his past, its deep connectedness and strangeness, its secrets and its revelations." Label of previous owner on ffep, else fine (looks unread) . Signed on title page . Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Fine.

$20.00

Inside Memory: Pages from a Writer's Workbook

By Findley, Timothy

Toronto: HarperCollins, 1990. " Inside Memory invites the reader to share Findley’s life and work. Drawing from his personal journal entries and eclectic reflections, recollections and even an out-take from one of his early novels, the award-winning author shares hisextraordinary life with his readers. From his early days as an actor in London’s West End, through to his transition to a writer, Findley entertains with the fascinating people and real life settings that have shaped his life. At the same time, he reveals the creative landscape of his mind and his work, a journey that shows how memory informs and infuses every aspect of his books. Above all, Findley tells great stories, showing once again that he is a true master of his craft. . Author inscription/signature on title page.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine.

$50.00

Birds without Wings
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Birds without Wings

By De Bernieres, Louis

Toronto: A.A. Knopf, 2004. "Set against the background of the collapsing Ottoman Empire, the Gallipoli compaign, and the subsequent bitter struggle between Greeks and Turks the book follows the fortunes of one small community in south-west Anatolia - a community in which Christian and Muslim lives and traditions have co-existed peacfully over the centuries and in which friendship, even love, can transcend religious differences. .... When war is declared against the Allies the young men are sent to fight. As the great world intrudes, the twin scourges of religion and nationalism lead to forced marches and massacres, hunger grips the town, and the peaceful fabric of life is destroyed." . Signed by Author. 1st Can Ed. Hardcover. New/New.

$75.00

Sailing to Sarantium (The Sarantine Mosaic Book I)
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Sailing to Sarantium (The Sarantine Mosaic Book I)

By Kay, Guy Gabriel

Toronto: Viking Press, 1998. Fascinating beginning to the saga of Caius Crispus, called to Sarantium to work on the Mosaics of the great church (Hagia Sophia) Autographed copy. Signed by Author. 1st Can Ed. Hard Cover. New/New.

$45.00

Sailing to Sarantium (The Sarantine Mosaic Book I)
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Sailing to Sarantium (The Sarantine Mosaic Book I)

By Kay, Guy Gabriel

Toronto: Viking Press, 1998. Fascinating beginning to the saga of Caius Crispus, called to Sarantium to work on the Mosaics of the great church (Hagia Sophia) Autographed copy. Signed by Author. 1st Can Ed. Hard Cover. New/New.

$40.00

Minoan Crete (Keramos Guides)

By Graham, James Walter

Athens: Keramos, 1978. Poecket sized guide to Minoan Crete. 120p. illus. diagrams, Signed by author on title page. Signed by Author. First Thus. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$10.00

A Fine Italian Hand

By Wright, Eric

Toronto: Doubleday Canada, 1992. Signed by Author. 1st.Can Ed.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine.

$35.00