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The Corral Bars Are Down; Western Poems; A Rodeo of Cowboys, Cattle, Coyotes and Cayuses

By Vaughan, Wendy (Illustrations by Gina Mcdougall-Cohoe.)

Crossfield: Off the Beaten Path Marketing Inc. [0-9733710-0-5] 2003. (Hardcover) 192pp. Fine in near fine dust jacket. Illustrations. "Cowboy poetry has swept the western plains of Canada and the United States for the past 20 years, gaining its popularity in both written and oral form from its authenticity. Written fro the heart, cowboy poetry is descriptive storytelling at its best. In a few verses the same poem can invoke the reader to tears or laughter". Book about Ranch Life. Illustrations by Gina Mcdougall-Cohoe. Locale: Alberta--Canada; Prairie Provinces. (Poetry--Canada, Cowboy Art, Poetry--Canada, Western Canada).

$26.25

Don't Steal This Book; Property of Inmates, Saskatchewan Penitentiary

By Marken, Ron (editor) (Contributor Ron Anderson; Vincent Brown; Ron Emkeit; Wolf Forstner; Bill Haas; Ian Harris; Ed Hawes; Walter Marx; Art Montague; Ron Nims; G.H. P.; Gord Shaben; Peter John Siwiec; Phil Smith; Dayle Scott Soroka; Illustrations by Ron A

Toronto: Green Tree Publishing Company [0-919476-51-1] 1974. (Hardcover) 125pp. Very good plus in very good dust jacket. Photographs. The dust jacket has a shallow chip to the front panel and a few minor closed tears. "Don't Steal This Book is a collection of poetry, dialogue, conversation and story by inmates of a maximum-security penitentiary. Men in captivity are many things: often violent, yet at times tender and revealing. We have had books about prisons, before, even books by prisoners, but never one in which we encounter the full humanity poetic expression demands of its users". Book about Prison Life. Contributors include Ron Anderson, Vincent Brown, Ron Emkeit, Wolf Forstner, Bill Haas, Ian Harris, Ed Hawes, Walter Marx, Art Montague, Ron Nims, G.H. P., Gord Shaben, Peter John Siwiec, Phil Smith, Dayle Scott Soroka. Illustrations by Ron Anderson. Locale: Prairie Provinces; Prince Albert--Saskatchewan; Saskatchewan--Canada; Western Canada. (Poetry--Canada, Poetry--Canada).

$26.25

Travelling with Shadows; Viajar Com Sombras

By Pinto, Eduardo Bettencourt

Surrey: Libros Libertad 978-0-9808979-44 [978-0-9808979-44] 2008. (Trade paperback) 183pp. Very good plus. "Eduardo Bettencourt Pinto has one of the most passionate voices that I have heard in a long time. His poems are written with inexplicable warmth that dives deep and soothes the soul of the reader just as beautiful musical compositions soothe the soul of the listener. The stanzas in Travelling with Shadows will remind you of the well-known masters Elytis, Seferis and Kavafy" - Manolis, author of Petros Spathis. Text in Portuguese and English. (Poetry--Canada, Poetry).

$18.38

In Times Like These

By McClung, Nellie L.

Toronto: McLeod & Allen 1915. (Hardcover) 217pp. Very good, no dust jacket. Red cloth with gilt lettering to the cover and spine. The spine is faded and gently cocked and there are very tiny holes in the cloth on the front outer hinge at the bottom. "To the Superior Persons.... Who would not come to hear a woman speak being firmly convinced that it is not 'natural.'....Who takes the rather unassailable ground that 'men are men and women are women.'....Who answers all arguments by saying, 'Woman's place is the home' and, 'The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world,' and even sometimes flashes out with the brilliant retort, 'It would suit those women better to stay at home and darn their children's stockings.'....To all these Superior Persons, men and women, who are inhospitable to new ideas, and even suspicious of them, this book is respectfully dedicated by the Author" - from the Dedication. (Fiction, Canadian, Feminism, History--Canada, Suffrage Movement, Women, Women's Liberation).

$26.25

The Blue Castle

By Montgomery, L.M.

Toronto: McClelland & Stewart Limited 1947, reprint. (Hardcover) 265pp. Very good, no dust jacket. Light brown cloth with the Cavendish monogram on the front cover. (Fiction, Canadian).

$78.75

The Blue Castle

By Montgomery, L.M.

Toronto: McClelland & Stewart Limited 1947, reprint. (Hardcover) 265pp. Very good, no dust jacket. Peach boards with the Cavendish monogram on the front cover. A small stain on the spine, stain on the fore-edge, and tape stains on the front endpapers. (Fiction, Canadian).

$52.50

How I Spent My Summer Holidays

By Mitchell, W. O.

Toronto: Macmillan of Canada [0-7715-9599-9] 1981, 1st edition. (Hardcover) 224pp. Very good in very good dust jacket. Signed by author. The dust jacket has some edgewear and scuffing. "It is the summer of 1924 and 12-year-old Hugh and his friends are enjoying the life of a small town on the Prairies, spending most of their days down at the swimming-hole. After an unwise attempt to carve out a gave in the Musgraves' backyard with dynamite, Hugh and a friend dig a secret cave out in the prairie. When the cave is occupied by a dangerous escaped patient from the local mental hospital, they become involved with a former war hero, King Motherwell, in sheltering and feeding him". Locale: Prairie Provinces. (Fiction, Canadian, Fiction--Canada).

$31.50

A Room on the River (Main character: Willie-John McNie.)

By McRae, Garfield (Main character: McNie, Willie-John.)

Winnipeg: Queenston House Publishing Co. [0-919866-20-4] 1977. (Hardcover) 135pp. Very good plus in very good plus dust jacket. The dust jacket is lightly rubbed with a 3 / 4-inch chip to the top of the front panel. "In the first of these eleven stories, Willie-John McNie, aged eight, moves to the small town of Oraloo with his family, at the end of the second world war". Main character: McNie, Willie-John. (Fiction, Canadian, Fiction--Canada, Short Stories).

$26.25

The Secret Trails (Publisher series: Out-Of-Doors Stories.)

By Roberts, Charles G.D. (Includes Cock-Crow; The Aigrette; The Black Boar of Lonesome Water; The Brothers of the Yoke; The Cabin in the Flood; The Calling of the Lop-Horned Bull; The Dog That Saved the Bridge; The Ledge on Bald Face; The Morning of the Silv

New York: Macmillan Company 1921. (Hardcover) 212pp. Very good in very good dust jacket. Color-illustrated boards. Frontispiece, illustrations. There is a previous owner's inscription on the front free endpaper and the dust jacket is lightly edgeworn at the top with two tiny closed tears. "The population of Lonesome Water - some forescore families in all - acknowledged one sole fly in the oinment of its self-satisfaction. Slowly, reluctantly, it had been brought to confess that the breed of its pigs was not the best on earth. They were small, wiry pigs, over-leisurely of growth, great feeders, yet hard to fatten; and in the end they brought but an inferior price in the far-off market town by the sea, to which their frozen, stiff-legged arses were hauled on sleds over the winter's snow" - from "The Black Board of Lonesome Water". Includes Cock-Crow, The Aigrette, The Black Boar of Lonesome Water, The Brothers of the Yoke, The Cabin in the Flood, The Calling of the Lop-Horned Bull, The Dog That Saved the Bridge, The Ledge on Bald Face, The Morning of the Silver Frost & The Trailers. Publisher series: Out-Of-Doors Stories. (Fiction, Canadian, Animal Stories, Fiction--Canada, Natural History).

$42.00

They Who Walk in the Wild

By Roberts, Charles G.D. (Illustrations by Paul Bransom.)

New York: Macmillan Company 1925, 2nd printing. (Hardcover) 212pp. Very good plus in very good plus dust jacket. Dark green cloth with gilt lettering and a gilt design on the front cover. There is a previous owner's inscription on the front free endpaper, the endpapers are toned, and the dust jacket spine is lightly soiled. "Backwoods Tales; a famous series of adventure and animal stories of the wild". Illustrations by Paul Bransom. (Fiction, Canadian, Animal Stories, Fiction--Canada, Natural History, Short Stories, Wildlife).

$52.50

The Feet of the Furtive (Publisher series: Out-Of-Doors Stories.)

By Roberts, Charles G.D. (Illustrations by Paul Bransom.)

New York: Macmillan Company 1921. (Hardcover) 384pp. Very good plus in very good dust jacket. Color-illustrated boards. Frontispiece, illustrated plates. There is a previous owner's inscription on the front free endpaper and the dust jacket is lightly edgeworn, the dust jacket spine is lightly soiled, and there is a light, red stain to the bottom of the back panel and the back cover. "In a way they knew each other pretty well these two, the man and the bear. For nearly two years they had been acknowleged adversaries". Illustrations by Paul Bransom. Publisher series: Out-Of-Doors Stories. (Fiction, Canadian, Animal Stories, Fiction--Canada, Natural History, Short Stories).

$42.00

Neighbours Unknown (Series: Western Canada; Publisher series: Out-Of-Doors Stories.)

By Roberts, Charles G.D.

New York: Macmillan Company 1922. (Hardcover) 266pp. Very good in good to very good dust jacket. Color-illustrated boards. Frontispiece, illustrations. A previous owner's name in ink on the front free endpaper, dust jacket is edgeworn and missing the top of the spine, and there are small red stains on the dust jacket back panel. "It seemed to be the very roof of the world, all naked to the outer cold, this flat vast of solitude, dimly outspread beneath the Arctic night. A line of little hills, mere knobs and hummocks, insignificant under the bitter starlight, served to emphasize the immeasurable and shelterless flatness of the surrounding expanse" - from "On the Roof of the World". Publisher series: Out-Of-Doors Stories. Series: Western Canada. (Fiction, Canadian, Animal Stories, Fiction--Canada, Nature, Short Stories, Wildlife).

$26.25

Lyrics of a Lowbrow; A Book of Verse

By Service, Robert

London: Ernest Benn Limited 1951, 1st printing. (Hardcover) 205pp. Very good, no dust jacket. Black cloth with gilt lettering to the spine. There is a previous owner's ink inscription on the front free endpaper and there are minor residue markings on the front and rear fixed endpapers. (Poetry--Canada, Poetry--Canada).

$36.75

This Side Jordan

By Laurence, Margaret

London: Macmillan 1961, 2nd printing. (Hardcover) 282pp. Very good plus in very good dust jacket. The jacket is price-clipped, lightly rubbed and has minor edgewear. Life in Ghana. Red cloth. Locale: ; Ghana. (Fiction, Canadian, Description and Travel).

$26.25

Clay's Night Before Christmas, 1938

By Clay, Charles

Winnipeg: Winnipeg Free Press 1938. (Broadside) 1pp. Near fine. A parody on the Christmas classic. Printed in red type with woodcut illustration. Locale: Manitoba; Prairie Provinces; Winnipeg--Manitoba. (Poetry--Canada, Christmas, Poetry--Canada).

$52.50

Flint and Feather; The Complete Poems

By Johnson, E. Pauline (Also known as Tekahionwake) (Illustrations by J.R. Seavey.)

Toronto: Musson 1930, later edition. (Limp leather) 166pp. Very good plus, no dust jacket. Decoratively stamped suede cover with yapped edges. Illustrated endpapers, frontispiece, plates. A previous owner's inscription on the half-title page. Also known as Tekahionwake. Illustrations by J.R. Seavey. Introduction by Theodore Watts-Dunton. (Poetry--Canada, Indians of N.A.).

$63.00

The Moccasin Maker

By Johnson, E. Pauline (Also known as Tekahionwake)

Toronto: William Briggs 1913. (Hardcover) 248pp. Very good, no dust jacket. Green cloth with gilt titles to cover and spine. Frontispiece, photographic and illustrated plates. Some cracks in the text block, the spine is lightly cocked, the ends of the spine are no longer crisp, and there are two faint spots at the top of the front cover. "The inducement to be sympathetic in writing a preface to a book like this is naturally very great. The authoress was of Indian blood, and lived the life of the Indian on the Iroquois Reserve with her chieftain father and her white mother for many years; and though she had white blood in her veins she was insistently and determinedly Indian to the end. She had the full pride of the aboriginal of pure blood, and she was possessed of a vital joy in the legends, history and language of the Indian race from which she came, crossed by good white stock" - from the Introduction. Also known as Tekahionwake. Introduction by Gilbert Parker. Appreciation by Charles Mair. (Fiction, Canadian, Fiction--Canada).

$47.25

Harpoon of the Hunter

By Markoosie (Illustrations by Germaine Arnaktauyok.)

Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press 0773501029 [0773501029] 1970. (Hardcover) 81pp. Very good plus in very good plus dust jacket. Signed with an inscription by the author. Illustrations. The spine is lightly faded, there are two small closed tears at the top edge of the back panel, and there is a small abrasion on the front of the dust jacket. "The hero of this story, young Kamik, achieves manhood during the hunt for a wounded polar bear and his long journey home alone, after his companions have been killed. The first piece of Eskimo fiction to be published in English describes life in the Canadian Arctic before the coming of the white man. It is an astonishing tale of a people struggling for survival in a brutal environment". Illustrations by Germaine Arnaktauyok. Locale: Arctic--Canada. (Fiction, Canadian, Eskimos, Fiction--Canada, Hunting, Inuit).

$36.75

Dancock's Dance
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Dancock's Dance

By Vanderhaeghe, Guy

Winnipeg: Blizzard Publishing [0-921368-61-5] [1996], 1st edition. (Trade paperback) 71pp. Fine. (Fiction, Canadian, World War 1).

$23.63

Blazing Paddles; Historical Fiction of British Columbia
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Blazing Paddles; Historical Fiction of British Columbia

By B.C. History Club at Highland Secondary School

Comox (British Columbia): Fuent Productions [0-9685412-1-6] 2000. (Trade paperback) 171pp. Near fine. Illustrations, photographs. "The saga of British Columbia - with its rogues and heroes, its dreamers and builders - is captured in twelve tales drawn from the wild and sprawling history of Canada's Pacific province. On a canvas that stretches from the dawn of time to the latest shipload of Chinese migrants, these stories reflect both the glory and the dark underside of the land beyond the mountains". Book about Highland Secondary School. Introduction by Pierre Berton. Locale: British Columbia-Canada. (Fiction, Canadian, Adventure and Adventurers, Colonization, Historical Fiction, Settlement, Western Canada).

$21.00

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