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The Chapel: Being the Legend of the Chapel in the Trees at the Silver Beach Camp
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The Chapel: Being the Legend of the Chapel in the Trees at the Silver Beach Camp

By COOK, Beatrice; PICKLES, P. Leslie "Chips"

London, Ontario, August 2, 1934. Hardcover. Very good +. Unpaginated. 9 p. printed on one side only. 2 tipped-in pencil sketches by Bob Ford. 28 cm. Quarter leather with wooden boards. Logo of Silver Beach Camp (SBc) on front board. Tied with twine inside. Leather faded with small tear towards bottom and tiny tears in tail. A little soiling to first leaf and dampness to edge of first illustration and page after. This one-of-a-kind item was found in Chesley, Bruce County. Canadian poet Virna Sheard (1865-1943) was born in Cobourg, Ontario and wrote four novels as well as poetry. Beatrice Cook, P. Leslie "Chips" Pickles, and Bob Ford may have been instructors or supervisors at Silver Beach YMCA camp, Fisher's Glen, Norfolk County, Ontario. This YMCA camp first opened in 1908 and soon attracted boys from all over southwestern Ontario. The camp could accomodate as many as 150 individuals and was usually full for about two weeks every summer. In 1938 it became available to the YWCA as well. By 1955 the number of campers began to decline as private cottages began to encroach on its space and it finally closed in 1962. A 1934 London, Ontario street directory lists a P. Leslie Pickles, teacher, living at 336 Ridout Street South. He may have been the Philip Leslie Pickles born in London to Sugden and Mary Ellen Pickles in 1906. "Chief" J. Gordon Gould was an ordained minister. Is this unusually-bound work a craft class activity? Was the legend read to young campers around a campfire? Are the remains of the chapel still to be found in a forest on the shore of Lake Erie?

$225.00

The View from Castle Rock
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The View from Castle Rock

By MUNRO, Alice

Toronto: Penguin , 2007. Softcover. Fine. 349 p. 21 cm. Paperback. Signed by author on title page.

$50.00

Saturday Night at the Bagel Factory and other Montreal stories
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Saturday Night at the Bagel Factory and other Montreal stories

By BELL, Don; SINGER, Linda (illus.)

Sutton, Que.: Editions Nottus Books, July 1983. Paperback. Very good +. 225 p. 21 cm. B&w line drawings. Paperback. Inscribed by the author to Roy MacDonald of London, Ontario on first page. Pages browning. Leacock Award winner.

$40.00

The Immaculate Perception
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The Immaculate Perception

By DEWDNEY, Christopher

Toronto: Anansi, 1986. Softcover. Fine. 127 p. 22 cm. B&w illustrations. Paperback. Inscribed by author on title page.

$50.00

Poems
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Poems

By IMRIE, John

Toronto: Imrie & Graham, 1891. Cloth Bound. Good +. xii, [2], 19-348 p. 19 cm. Numerous b&w line drawings and vignettes. Red cloth hardcover with gold print and blank impressing. Spine ends slightly torn, corners worn. Tear in Contents page. Author's photo and poem pasted to rear of Contents. Poetry about Queen Victoria's jubilee, the drunkard's fate, Toronto, Niagara, Lake Ontario, love, romping with the children, etc. Cute illustration of mother holding little girl up to early wall telephone to kiss Papa through the wire p. 119. Introduction by G. Mercer Adam.

$75.00

A Rebellion: A Story of the Red River Uprising
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A Rebellion: A Story of the Red River Uprising

By REVILLE, F. Douglas; WICKSON, Paul (illus.)

Brantford: Hurley Printing, 1912. Cloth. Very good +/Fair. 198 p. 20 cm. 11 b&w illustrations. Burgundy cloth with gold print in mylar-covered dustjacket. Some light marks to front cover. Jacket has small hole in spine, some chips and tears to edges, damp stain at top rear near spine.

$50.00

The Canadian Mercury, December 1928
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The Canadian Mercury, December 1928

By BURTON, Jean et al (eds.)

Montreal/Toronto, 1928. Vol. I, No. 1, December 1928. Staplebound. Very good +. 23 p. 31 cm. Staplebound paper. Light wear to edges and faint soiling. Includes The Problem of Canadian Literature, by Stephen Leacock.

$35.00

All My Sisters: Essays on the work of Canadian Women Writers
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All My Sisters: Essays on the work of Canadian Women Writers

By THOMAS, Clara

Ottawa: The Tecumseh Press Limited, 1994. Paperback. Good +. xv, [3], 380 p. 22 cm. Paperback. Light wear to covers. Inscribed by author on title page. 12 pages highlighted. Otherwise clean. Preface by Michèle Lacombe & John Lennox. Topics include: Canadian women in fiction and fact; Martha Ostenso; Susanna Moodie; Catharine Parr Traill; Sara Jeannette Duncan's The Imperialist; Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys; The Glassy Sea by Marian Engel; Evelyn Eaton; L. M. Montogomery; Margaret Laurence; Gabrielle Roy; Northrop Frye.

$30.00

The Twentieth Century, November 1932
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The Twentieth Century, November 1932

By DAVIDSON, Mary (ed.)

Toronto, 1932. Vol. I, No. 1, November 1932. Staplebound. Good. 32 p. 23 cm. Staplebound booklet. Yellow paper covers. Some soiling to outside, staples rusted. Covers separated from text block, tear in lower spine. Includes: Prospects of the World Economic Conference, by G. D. H. Cole; November 11, by Leslie Bishop; Art in Canada, by Arthur Lismer; Music in Canada, by H. Cecil Fricker; Splitting of the Atom, by Ivor Thomas; Two Sonnets, by E. J. Pratt; Turn Over a New Leaf, by Mary Davidson; Many Happy Returns, by Olive Clare Primrose, and The Crock of Gold, by John Greer.

$30.00

...if there are celestial beings
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...if there are celestial beings

By PROCTOR, B. Andrew

Toronto: Schrodinger's Cat Books, 1997. Staplebound. As new. 44 p. 22 cm. Staplebound.

$30.00

A Critique of Canadian Writers
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A Critique of Canadian Writers

By HORNING, Prof. L. E.

Toronto: Union Literary Society of Victoria University, 1898. Pamphlet. Fair. Reprint from the Christmas Number of Acta Victoriana, Vol. XXII No. 3, December 1898. iv, 107-132 p. 24 cm. 10 b&w illustrations. Tan paper covers. Chipped bottom corner on rear and some tears and soiling. Staples rusting. Tear in first page at top and tear at top of p. 117. Last 2 p. have chipped bottom corners. Includes Contents for the entire edition of Acta Victoriana, 3 p. of ads, the article itself. Commentary on Gilbert Parker, Ralph Connor, Marshall Saunders, Bliss Carman, etc. Review of recent fiction at rear is mainly about Hardy's Jude the Obscure.

$20.00

The New Dominion Monthly. February, 1869
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The New Dominion Monthly. February, 1869

By BRYDGES, C. J. (ed.)

Montreal: John Dougall & Son, 1869. Vol. 3, No. 5, February 1869. Paperback. Very good +. Pages 249-304 + 8 p. of ads. Two portraits, one in advertsing, and one frontispiece of editor. Paper covers. Slight chipping at spine ends, ink stamp at top front, a little soiling on rear. Includes: "The Two Gardeners" by Marcus; "The French Fisheries at St. Pierre, and on the Coast of Newfoundland" by J. G. Bourinot; "Early Scenes in Canadian Life;" "Cruise of the Galatea;" etc. Poems by W. Arthur Canlek, Alexander M'Lachlan, etc.

$40.00

The Master of the Mill
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The Master of the Mill

By GROVE, Frederick Philip

Toronto: The Macmillan Company of Canada Limited, 1944. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good/fair. 393 p. 23 cm. Blue cloth in mylar-covered dustjacket. Jacket chipped and torn at edges, minor ink notation on front flap. Top and bottom edge of covers discoloured. Set in northwestern Ontario.

$50.00

Folio, April, 1949
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Folio, April, 1949

By CAIRNS, John C. (ed.)

London, Ontario: University Students' Council, University of Western Ontario, 1949. Vol. 3, No. 2., April 1949. Card covers. Good +. 48 p. 25 cm. 2 b&w illustrations. Cream card covers have roughened edges with small tears. Includes poetry, stories, articles, book reviews, art.

$25.00

Reference Sources for Canadian Literary Studies
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Reference Sources for Canadian Literary Studies

By JONES, Joseph

Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2005. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine. 464 p. 24 cm. Blue cloth hardcover. 1,000 annotated entries. Includes section on special collections and archives and dissertations and theses.

$75.00

Exile From Gould Street
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Exile From Gould Street

By DAVIS, Lloyd

1991. Soft cover. Fine. [16 p.]. 28 cm. Pictorial paper covers.

$30.00

F. G. Scott Mother Nature Christmas card
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F. G. Scott Mother Nature Christmas card

By SCOTT, Frederick George

1936. Ephemera. Fair. One 9 x 14 cm card. Signed by author. A few small spots. Other side covered in pencil scribbling. Consists of the poem Mother Nature, signed by Frederick George Scott, Among the Laurentian Mountains, December 1936. Signed by Author(s)

$30.00

"Listen," said the Donkey
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"Listen," said the Donkey

By LITTLE, Jean; YSSELSTEIN, Geraldine (illus.)

Elora, Ontario: Stonecrop Press, 1993. Folder. Near Fine. December 1993. 31 p. 29 cm. 8 b&w line drawings. In red plastic folder with cream spine. Signed by author on title page and last page. Inscribed by Author(s)

$35.00

What Will the Robin do then?
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What Will the Robin do then?

By LITTLE, Jean

Jean Little. Spiral binding. Very Good. nd. 38 p. 22 cm. Cover illustration by Gina Calleja. Green spiral binding with cream covers. Small ink marks on front cover. Signed by author on title page. Signed by Author(s)

$35.00

A Time to be Tender
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A Time to be Tender

By LITTLE, Jean

Jean Little. Card Covers. Very Good. nd. [6], 105 p. 22 cm. 23 b&w line drawings. Yellow card covers with brown tape. Inscribed by the author on title page. Inscribed by Author(s)

$35.00

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