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Tracing One Warm Line: Poetry of Canada
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Tracing One Warm Line: Poetry of Canada

By Mouland, Elisabeth Anne

Breakwater, 1994. Very Good 1996 reprint in nearly perfect wrappers. As-new interiors, no markings, 6" x 9", 235 pages. A very readable collection of Canadian poetry beginning with a selection of Aboriginal voices, and moving to the verse of explorers, voyageurs, adventurers, immigrants, poet-songwriters, students and others. Includes modern and Canadian classics, selected bibliographies, index of poets & index of titles. . Soft Cover.

$16.00

Point Counter Point

By Huxley, Aldous

London, UK: Chatto & Windus, 1954 NEAR-FINE/VG- First Thus. Green Cloth Hardcover with pristine gilt decorations on spine. No bumps, exceptionally clean, top edge lightly dusted, crisp pages, no yellowing, no markings. Excellent condition. Clipped DJ has light edge wear and a few short tears, now expertly repaired from the inside with archival tape. Approx. 7.5" x 5", 601 pages (double volume). Book No. 4 in the series "The Collected Works of Aldous Huxley." This English writer died in 1963 and is best known for his novels including 'Brave New World'. He edited the magazine 'Oxford Poetry' also wrote essays, short stories, poetry, travelogues and film scripts.. Hard Cover.

$19.95

Native Son - Black Boy

By Wright, Richard

Quality Paperback Book Club, 1987 Very Good reprint edition. Large trade paperback, 5.5" x 8.25", 285 pages. This volume contains both books "Native Son" (1940), with an introduction by the author entitled How Bigger was Born, and "Black Boy, a Record of Childhood and Youth." (1945) Light wear to covers, interiors excellent, no markings, square and solid. Gripping and furious, "Native Son" follows Bigger Thomas, a young black man who is trapped in a life of poverty in the slums of Chicago. Unwittingly involved in a wealthy woman's death, he is hunted relentlessly, baited by prejudiced officials, charged with murder and driven to acknowledge a strange pride in his crime. "Native Son" shocked readers on its first publication in 1940 and went on to make Richard Wright the first bestselling black writer in America. in "Black Boy" the author describes his childhood: At four years of age, Richard Wright set fire to his home; at five his father deserted the family; by six Richard was - temporarily - an alcoholic. Moved from home to home, from brick tenement to orphanage, he had had, by the age of twelve, only one year's formal education. It was in saloons, railroad yards and streets that he learned the facts about life under white subjection, about fear, hunger and hatred. . Soft Cover.

$11.95

The Assassin\'s Song (Signed)
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The Assassin's Song (Signed)

By Vassanji, M.G

Toronto: Doubleday Canada, 2007 FINE/FINE First Canadian Edition, 1st Printring. SIGNED on the title page by the author. Brand new unread copy, won in contest. 6.75" x 9.5", 314 pages plus author's note, glossary, etc. A finalist for the Giller Prize and the Governor General's Literary Award for Fiction. THis author has won the Giller Prize twice - for 'The Book of Secrets' and 'The In-Between World of Vikram Lall.' . Hard Cover.

$60.00

Machine Dreams
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Machine Dreams

By Phillips, Jayne Anne

NY: Vintage Books, 1999 BRAND NEW Trade Paperback. First Vintage Contemporaries Edition (stated). Unmarked, unhandled, unread. No wear, no creases, pristine interiors. 5.125" x 8", 331 pages. A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice. Nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award. The Wall Street Journal says "An intensely American, beautifully written first novel. It carries the strength of myth, and yet is utterly of our times." . Soft Cover.

$11.95

Anil\'s Ghost
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Anil's Ghost

By Ondaatje, Michael

McClelland & Stewart, 2000 FINE/FINE 4th Printing HCDJ. Perfect corners, no markings, clean, unclipped DJ has no wear. Approx. 6" x 8.5", 311 pages. - Unfolding against the deeply evocative background of the civil war landscape and ancient civilization of Sri Lanka (Ceylon), Anil's Ghost is a literary spellbinder - a timeless work of art - a powerful novel that confirm's the author's reputation as one of the world's foremost writers. . Hard Cover.

$14.95

The Tent Peg: A Novel

By Van Herk, Aritha

NY: Seaview Books, 1982 FINE/VG First Thus, 1st American Edition, 1st US Printing. Unmarked, appears unhandled and unread. Unclipped DJ has trace of chipping, light edge wear only. 5.75" x 8.5", 227 pages. Now classic story of a woman who disguises herself as a man, so she can work as a bush camp cook for a team of geologists working up north. Very entertaining, highly collectible work from this award-winning author. . Hard Cover.

$14.95

Nobel Prize Library: Ernest Hemingway, Knut Hamsun, Hermann Hesse

By Hemingway, Ernest; Jamsun, Knut; Hesse Hermann

Nobel Prize Library - Alexis Gregory - CRM Publishing - Helvetica Press, 1971 FINE First Edition in faux leather, navy with red and gold Nobel cameo on front, red & gilt designs on spine. Nearly perfect boards, as-new binding and interiors, no markings. 6.75" x 9.5", 378 pages. - Three winners of the Nobel Prize for literature are featured. Each section includes the Nobel Prize presentation address, the acceptance speech by each author, a story or stories by each author, and essays on the life and works, and individual essays on the 1920, 1946 and 1954 Prizes. The stories included in this volume are: A Clean Well-Lighted Place, The Old Man and the Sea (excerpt), The Sun Also Rises (excerpt), A Farewell to Arms (excerpt) (Ernest Hemingway) - Hunger (Knut Hamsun) - Demian, Klingsor's Last Summer, A Child's Heart (Hermann Hesse). . Hard Cover.

$18.95

The Wascana Anthology of Short Fiction

By Mitchell, Ken; Chase, Thomas;Trussler, Michael

Regina, Saskatchewan: Canadian Plains Research Center, University of Regina, 1999 FINE Trade Paperback. Crisp, clean, square, tight, no creases, nearly perfect covers, nearly new. 6" x 9", 466 pages, glossary. This anthology of 40 short stories explores the dimensions of short narrative fiction. "Includes traditional classics from European culture, from Chaucer to Gogol and Chekhov, and extends to popular and celebrated stories from contemporary writers. There is a decided emphasis on new stories from the Plains region of Canada and the United States. Guy Vanderhaeghe, Richard Ford, Margaret Laurence, Thomas King, Bonnie Burnard, Louise Erdrich - all of them present masterly tales with specific appeal to students at post-secondary institutions.". Soft Cover.

$26.00

Lord Jim

By Conrad, Joseph

NY: Doubleday, 1946 VG/Good HCDJ. Nice tight book in dark green cloth, author's portrait blindstamped on front board, gold and black decorations on spine. Nearly perfect covers, square binding, as-new hinges, pages appear unhandled and unread, top edge dusty. Unclipped DJ has chipping and short tears. 5.5" x 8', 417 pages. - First published in 1900, Lord Jim is a "free and wandering tale of a significant, searching study of cowardice; pf the lure of the sea and the jungle; and of youthful adventure." . Hard Cover.

$8.95

Unexpected Fictions: New Icelandic Canadian Writing

By Gunnars, Kristjana (Editor)

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada: Turnstone Press, 1989 FINE First Printing, 1st Edition Trade Paperback, with nearly perfect covers, no creases, no markings, and as-new binding and interiors. 5.5" x 8.5", 98 pages. - This anthology collects the stories of 9 Icelandic Canadian Writers, in celebration of the Icelandic Festival's 100th anniversary in Manitoba. The stories reflect both their heritage from Iceland and the "fresh breeze" blowing through their culture. The selections are: W. D. Valgardson (The Man Who Was Always Running Out of Toilet Paper) , Martha Brooks (The Best Weekend of My Life), Kristine Kristofferson (The Ghost of Warrens Landing), Betty Jane Wylie (Memories of Chocolate Sauce), Kristjana Gunnars (Insomnia), Bill Holm (In the Garden), Maureen Arnason (The Dancers), Paul A. Sigurdson (Shall I Compare Thee), David Arnason (Night Train to Barcelona). . Soft Cover.

$11.95

A Short History of French Literature, Sixth 6th Edition

By Saintsbury, George

Oxford at the Clarendon Press, 1901 GOOD+ 6th Edition with revisions to all previous editions, green cloth HC with gilt titles. Formerly in a high school library. Nice boards with little wear, tight binding, hinges intact, square and solid, a few improperly cut page edges & one wrinkled page. 5.5" x 7.75", 636 pages including index. Organized in 5 book sections: Mediaeval Literature, Renaissance, the Seventeenth Century, the Eighteenth Century, the Nineteenth Century. . Hard Cover.

$16.00

Shakespeare's As You Like It

By Stevenson, O.J.; Shakespeare, William

Toronto: Copp Clark Co., 1919 Good+ Linen Cloth Softcover. No. 15 in the Copp Clark Literature Series, for use in public and high schools, with annotations by O.J. Stevenson. 5" x 7.25", 134 pages, loose binding, some writing in pencil, mostly on blank endpaper pages. Includes the life of Shakespeare, the theatre in Shakespeare's time, the meter of Shakespeare's plays, character and theme of the play, structure, sources of interest, important characters, analysis, dramatis personae, text of "As You Like It", notes, questions from departmental and matriculation papers, 6-page chapter entitled "Staging a play of Shakespeare.". Soft Cover.

$14.00

Shakespeare's King Henry VIII

By Shakespeare, William; Saul, John C. (Editor)

Toronto: Morang Educational Co., 1911 VERY GOOD- softcover, 4.75" x 7", 133 pages. Nice "limp cloth" wraps with only a few minor marks & light fraying at spine tips. Interiors clean, solid and unmarked. Number 45 in Morang's literature series, edited and with notes by John C. Saul, M.A.. Soft Cover.

$14.00

Treasure Island

By Stevenson, Robert Louis

Chicago: The John C. Winston Company, 1924 GOOD+ reprint hardcover, no DJ. Nearly perfect Frank Godwin paste-down on front board. 15 illustrations by Frank Godwin inside (in color and b&w). A few prelim pages loose, but all are present, nice text with some soiling and a few areas of foxing. 6.25" x 8.75", 302 pages, plus glossary, large print. Introduction, biographical essay of Stevenson and editing by Gilbert Sykes Blakely, Principal of Evander Childs High School, New York City. - The classic tale of Long John Silver and yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum. . Hard Cover.

$18.00

Sitting on the Stairs

By Bailey, Don

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Oberon Press, 2000 BRAND NEW First Edition. Perfect wraps, unmarked interiors, no creases, no wear. 5.5" x 8.5", 139 pages. This excellent book contains 6 stories: Sitting on the Stairs, Nothing's Going to Change My World, Falling Stars, The Eagle has Landed, The Secret of Success, A Brief History of Evasion. . Trade Paperback.

$14.00

Jane Eyre - Treasury of Illustrated Classics

By Bronte, Charlotte; Adapted by Sara Thompson

Modern Publishing, 2002 BRAND NEW, glossy pictorial hardcover. No markings, as-new inside and out, gift quality. Part of the Treasury of Illustrated Classics series, this book has been adapted for pre-teens by Sara Thompson. An excellent introduction to this children's classic, with large print. . Hard Cover.

$6.95

Precipitous City: The Story of Literary Edinburgh
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Precipitous City: The Story of Literary Edinburgh

By Royle, Trevor

NY: Taplinger Publishing, 1980. Fine/Fine First Edition, 1st American Printing. A beautiful copy with no wear, no markings, all crisp and clean. 5.75" x 8.75", 210 pages with index, b&w plates. - A celebration of the literary achievements of the residents of Edinburgh, Scotland. Includes Renaissance poets, William Dunbar, Gavin Douglas, Allan Ramsay, Robert Ferguson, Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott, R.L. Stevenson, Robert Garioch and Sydney Goodsir Smith. Not forgotten are visitors to Edinburgh, Charles Dickens, Charlotte Bronte, G.K. Chesterton - and the great publishers: Creech, Constable, Chambers and Blackwood. "These and many other writers and wits, eccentrics and exquisites, booksellers and bawds, printers and poetasters, find their place in this unique history of a great literary city.". Hard Cover.

$14.00

Ten Canadian Poets: A Group of Biographical and Critical Essays

By Pacey, Desmond

Toronto: Ryerson Press, 1958. VG/VG First Edition. Ex school library copy in excellent condition: solid, nice boards, crisp & clean interiors. DJ protected in mylar. 6" x 8.75", 350 pages, bibliography, index. - In this landmark book of Canadian literary criticism, the author provides a highly detailed analysis of the lives, personalities and poetic contributions of the following poets: Charles Sangster, Sir Charles G.D. Roberts, Bliss Carman, Archibald Lampman, Duncan Campbell Scott, E.J. Pratt, A.J.M. Smith, F.R. Scott, A.M. Klein and Earle Birney.. Hard Cover.

$14.00

The Poetical Works of Oliver Goldsmith, Tobias Smollett, Samuel Johnson and William Shenstone

By Goldsmith, Oliver; Smollett, Tobias; Johnson, Samuel; Shenstone, William

London, U.K.: George Routledge and Sons VG to FINE First Thus Edition Hardcover in highly decorated Victorian binding. Circa 1870 to 1880. Beautifully bound in original blue, brown, gold and black stamped cloth, all edges gilt, all text with red borders, includes biographical sketch, index, 196 pages plus publisher's ads, illustrated by b&w plates, frontispiece with tissue guard. A superb copy, no bumps to corners or boards, spine square and solid, hinges as-new, just a trace of shelfwear along edges & previous owner's name on front endpaper. Crisp and clean, no foxing, very nice.. Hard Cover.

$35.00

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