Firsts, Signed Copies & Special Editions from Black Sheep Books

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Witches of Eastwick

by Updike, John

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Black Sheep Books
Published
1984
Condition
Very Good
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$125.00

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Franklin Center Pennsylvnia: The Franklin Library, 1984 Stated in the book: "This limited first edition of 'The Witches of Eastwick' has been privately printed, and personally signed by John Updike, exclusively for members of The Signed First Edition Society". Dark green leather binding with elaborate design to front spine and back, titling to spine, silver textblock edge, marbled endpapers, green… Read more
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$125.00
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White and the Gold, The - The French Regime in Canada

by Costain, Thomas B.

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Black Sheep Books
Published
1954
Edition
Limited/First Edition
Item Price
$225.00

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Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1954 This handsome volume is a signed, limited edition (#174 of 250) with the addition of an actual page from the original working manuscript of "The White and the Gold". Blue leather with bevelled edges, gilt titling on white spine label, white and gilt decoration and border on spine, top edge… Read more
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$225.00
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Living Land

by Haig-Brown, Roderick

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Black Sheep Books
Published
1961
Condition
Very Good
Item Price
$95.00

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Toronto, ON: The Macmillan Company, 1961 This special edition of "The Living Land" by Roderick Haig-Brown has been limited to 1250 copies of which this is number 305. This copy is signed by the author in the designated field of the limitation page. Beige and grey cloth, gilt decoration to front, gilt titling to spine, grey endpapers, ribbon… Read more
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$95.00
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Dharma Rasa

by Gill, Kuldip

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Black Sheep Books
Published
1999
Condition
Very Good
ISBN
9780889711709
Item Price
$25.00

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Roberts Creek, BC: Nightwood Editions, 1999 Glossy illustrated cover with yellow titling to faux label and to spine, inscribed to (poet) Phyllis Webb and signed to half title, signed to title page, 107 pages. Light shelf wear. For some international orders we will ask you to approve additional shipping charges to cover the cost of tracking and… Read more
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$25.00
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Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West

by Maguire, Gregory

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Black Sheep Books
Published
2009
Condition
Very Good
ISBN
9780061649424
Item Price
$60.00

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New York, NY: HarperCollins, 2009 Larger Print. "When Dorothy truimphed over the Wicked Witch o the West in L. Frank Baum;s classic tale, we heard only her side of the story. But what about her arch-nemesis, themysterious Witch? Where did she come from? How did she becomes so wicked?" Illustrated glossy soft cover, green titling to front and… Read more
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$60.00
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Invention of the World

by Hodgins, Jack

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Black Sheep Books
Published
1978
Condition
Very Good
Item Price
$25.00

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MacMacmillan Company of Canada, Ltd., 1978 A Signet Book - first printing. Yellow cover, black titling to front and spine, yellow textblock edge, signed by author to title page, 356 pages. Light sunning to spine. For some international orders we will ask you to approve additional shipping charges to cover the cost of tracking and insurance to… Read more
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$25.00
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Windflower

by Roy, Gabrielle

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Black Sheep Books
Published
1970
Condition
Very Good -
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780771078361
Item Price
$20.00

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Toronto/Montreal: McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1970 Translated by Joyce Marshall. Blue cloth, gilt titling to spine, 152 pages. Minor sunning to spine ends and top edge, previous owner's name to ffep, a bump in first pastedown due to a production flaw - most likely some excess glue. Dust jacket shows sunning to spine and edges, a few… Read more
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$20.00
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Fine Balance

by Mistry, Rohinton

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Black Sheep Books
Published
1995
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780771060526
Item Price
$150.00

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Toronto, ON: McClelland & Stewart Inc., 1995 Mistry's second novel "set in India in the mid-1970s, 'A Fine Balance' is a richly textured novel which sweeps thereader up into its special world." Beige cloth, gilt titling to spine, beige endpapers, author's signature to title page, 748 pages. Dust jacket shows minor shelf wear to top of spine and… Read more
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$150.00
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Healer

by Hollingshead, Greg

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Black Sheep Books
Published
1998
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780002255165
Item Price
$22.00

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Toronto, ON: HarperflamingoCanada, 1998 A novel of betrayal and redemption which explores the furthest reaches of human experience. Boards covered in dark red paper and black paper to spine, silver titling to spine, signed on title page, 309 pages. Dust jackets shows very light shelf wear and is now protected in a Brodart cover. For some international… Read more
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$22.00
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Only Wounded: Ulster Stories

by Taylor, Patrick

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Black Sheep Books
Published
1997
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9781550138092
Item Price
$65.00

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Toronto, ON: Key Porter Books Limited, 1997 Patrick Taylor's first book. These stories centre on the hopes and despairs of everyday life during the recent Troubles in Northern Ireland. Colourfully illustrated blue soft cover with yellow and blue titling, illustrated with black and white maps of Ireland and Northern Ireland and a black and white photograph of the author… Read more
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$65.00
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TV and Screen Writing

by Yoakem, Lola Goelet (Editor)

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Black Sheep Books
Published
1958
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$60.00

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Berkeley: University of California Press, 1958 This book presents practical advice to aspiring writers for TV and screen from working writers who are all members of the Writers Guild of America. The topics range from the importance of the opening scene to Westerns, Comedies, documentaries, practical market problems, to radio writing and more. Blue cloth with gilt design to… Read more
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$60.00
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Hetty Dorval

by Wilson, Ethel

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Black Sheep Books
Published
1967
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
Limited/Numbered/Signed
Item Price
$45.00

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Vancouver, B. C.: Alcuin Society, 1967 1967 signed, limited edition, #185/375; signed by author, typographer and illustrator. Grey cloth with red and blue titling on spine, red titling and blue illustration on front, grey end papers, illustrated title page, illustrated throughout with green lino-block engravings, 169 pages. Book is protected by a clear plastic jacket. Rear spine gutter has a… Read more
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$45.00
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An Invitation for Happiness

by Morton, Wendy

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Black Sheep Books
Published
2001
Condition
Very Good
Edition
Limited/Numbered/Signed
ISBN
9780968990704
Item Price
$45.00

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Victoria, B. C.: Frog Hollow Press, 2001 A Limited Edition - #21/100, signed and numbered by the author: a book of seven poems by Wendy Morton. Book is from the personal library of Canadian author Brian Brett, and inscribed to him. White soft cover in tan wraps, black and red titling, red illustration on front, sewn binding, unpaginated (28… Read more
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$45.00
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Confusion, The - Volume II of The Baroque Cycle

by Stephenson, Neal

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Black Sheep Books
Published
2004
Condition
As New
Edition
Limited/Numbered/Signed First Edition
ISBN
9780060599348
Item Price
$240.00

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New York: William Morrow/Harper Collins, 2004 Signed limited edition, #376/1000. Brown cloth with gilt titling on spine, gilt decoration and illustration on spine and front, endpapers are maps - different each end, brown and white frontispiece, 815 pages. Book is in a slip case, also covered in brown cloth with a cut-out that frames the illustration on the front… Read more
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$240.00
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Mbawe or The Black Gorilla: A Grerat American Fantasy

by Granger, Ray

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Black Sheep Books
Condition
Good+ to Very Good-
Edition
First Edition, Signed & Numbered
ISBN
9780950860800
Item Price
$25.00

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London: Polymath Limited first edition #53/1000, signed by author. "MBAWE is linear in presentation and circular in form. Its motion is spiral, its mood is satire, and its place the heartland of American myth." Black soft cover with red and white titling and illustration, signed and numbered on title page which is the reverse of the front… Read more
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Anne in the Periwinkle Patch

by Hagemeyer, Dora

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Black Sheep Books
Published
1945
Condition
Very Good-
Edition
Limited/Numbered/Signed
Item Price
$38.00

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Carmel-by-the-Sea, Ca: Carmel Pine Cone Press, 1945 Book is limited to 250 autographed copies of which this is #34. A collection of eighteen poems. Pale blue hard cover, dark blue illustration and titling from a wood or linocut, silver speckles over all, signed and numbered on last page, leading text block edge untrimmed, 39 pages. Spine and… Read more
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$38.00
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Pass By the Sea

by Strathern, Paul

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Black Sheep Books
Published
1968
Condition
Very Good-
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$99.00

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London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1968 The protagonist joins the SS Circe, an old cargo boat, and plunges himself into the harsh realities of life at sea. Blue hard cover with gilt titling on spine, 223 pages. Lower front corner lightly bumped, small spot of discolouration on back, upper edge very slightly sunned. Dust jacket, which is not… Read more
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$99.00
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Okee: The Story of an Otter in the House

by Wisbeski, Dorothy Gross

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Black Sheep Books
Published
1964
Condition
Very Good-
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$45.00

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New York: Farrar, Straus and Company, 1964 Introduction by Joseph A. Davis, Jr., Curator of Mammals, New York Zoological Park. This is the story of a family who keeps a South American otter as a pet. Blue cloth with gilt titling on spine, brown end papers, black and white frontispiece, illustrated with black and white photographs, 246 pages. … Read more
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$45.00
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Travel Notes (From Here - to there)

by Crawford, Stanley G.

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Black Sheep Books
Published
1967
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$45.00

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London, U.K.: Jonathan Cape, 1967 "Travel Notes draws on the inventiveness of the subconscious to plot a man's voyage of self-discovery, a journey which flows across outrageous landscapes towards grotesque monuments." Grey cloth with gilt titling on spine, 186 pages. Dust jacket, which is not price-clipped, has shelf wear, slightly darkened at edges, colour on spine slightly faded, … Read more
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$45.00
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Alibi

by Kroetsch, Robert

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Black Sheep Books
Published
1983
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780773720145
Item Price
$17.00

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Don Mills, Ontario: Stoddart, 1983 Kroetsch's seventh novel set in Europe and North America. Black cloth, gilt titling to spine, red endpapers, 239 pages. Minor edge wear, a very small black mark to bottom of textblock edge. Dust jacket shows light age darkening, light edge and shelf wear, some fraying to top of spine. It is… Read more
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$17.00