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Kafka's Evening Jacket

By Kellythorne, Walter

Victoria BC, 1996. " ...published in an edition of one hundred and fifty copies, fifty of which are signed by the author , the first ten of these beong lettered A to J " This copy is # 21 of 40, signed by author on the colophon page. Unpaginated [22p.].. Signed by Author. 1st Can Ed. Stapled Softcover. New. Chapbook.

$15.00

An Artist's Garden
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An Artist's Garden

By Brender a Brandis, Gerard

Erin, ON: Porcupine's Quill, 2001. A selection of some of this Canadian artist's finely detailed and dramatic wood engravings (The original engravings are hand printed on hand made paper using his own Press) Here is his artistic manifesto : "The process through which I go as I create an image remains largely mysterious to me, but I do know that it is far from merely registering, as accurately as possible, the material presented to my eye. I change many lines to satisfy my sense of design, I invent textures which will, I hope, suggest the surfaces of the objects before me, and I create systems of light and shadow that will best reveal the fragment of the world I have chosen to depict. What pleases me is that the image I offer the viewers challenges them, like musicians faced with a score, to engage in a creative process of their own, filling out the image with remembered experience. Turning my white dots and dashes into the shimmering, iridescent wings of a dragon fly -- and believing in their own conjuring -- is the necessary corollary to my process of abstraction. That people are so ready to enter into this give-and-give game fills me with wonder and gratitude." Inscription on title page in his elegant handwriting. 163p. plates plus fold-out triptych, A nice gift volume.. Signed by Artist. 1st Canadian Edition.. Original Wraps. As New.

$30.00

Only in Canada You Say
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Only in Canada You Say

By Barber, Katherine

Toronto: OUP Canada, 2008. Katherine Barber, Editor-in-Chief of the best-selling Canadian Oxford Dictionary .has written a new book filled with nothing but made-in-Canada vocabulary. Only in Canada You Say highlights more than 1,200 words and phrases that are unique to our neck of the woods. Did you know, for example, that every time you ask for Gravol at the drug, you're using a word that is unknown anywhere else? That those tasty butter tarts your mother used to make don't exist beyond our borders? Or that there are three distinctly Canadian sex words? And .it is still pretty interesting to discover that there are 17 Canadian words for ice! Organized thematically [and covering] Canadian English from coast to coast to coast, with sections dedicated to the things we love to do, where we live, how we get around, and what we wear. The entertaining and informative introductions to each section provide a fresh, often eye-opening, perspective on the reality of Canadian English. 272p. Author inscription on title page. Signed by Author. 1st Can Ed.. Hardcover. As New/New.

$30.00

Sparks

By Wesselow, Eric

Chateauguay, Quebec: Eric Wesselow / Xerox Reproduction Centre, 1980. Introduction by Hugh MacLennan. Eric Wesselow was a member of the Royal Canadian Academy, president of the Quebec Society for Education through Art, and technical innovator in the art of stained glass. He expllained that this book of sketches and aphorisms he explained as being "...a selection from spontaneous utterrings noted down by a painter who is equally infatuated with imagery as with language " This is a copy of the original VERY large format Xerox printed edition on heavy paper 17x11x0.5" [44x28x1.5cm] Unpaginated .[45] leaves .Inscription by author.Slight damage to corner of the back cover. [Uncommon - only 5 copies in WorldCat]. Signed by Author. 1st Canadian Edition.. Spiral Binding. Very Good.

$45.00

Dirt Road Pictures

By Grant, Ken

Erin, ON: Porcupine's Quill, 1977. The artist has recorded - in striking black and white images - some of the traditional architecture to be found on the back roads of Ontario. A handsomely printed volume on fine paper." This book has been printed in a limited edition of 500 copies bound in full buckram (September 1977) at The Porcupine's Quill. Erin. The stock is Carlyle Japan. Unpaginated. Signed by artist on half title. .. Signed by Artist. 1st Canadian Edition.. Hardcover. As New/Very Good, Slight Chips & Tear.

$21.00

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.

$17.50

Fugitive Pieces
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Fugitive Pieces

By Michaels,Anne

Toronto: Emblem / McClelland & Stewart, 2001. "It is just months before the Nazi occupation of Poland, and, from the mud of a buried city, Jakob Beer, an orphaned Jewish boy, finds himself rescued by an unlikely saviour. He is saved by the geologist and humanist Athos Roussos, who takes him to his Greek island home where he becomes his student. But the trauma of Jakob's early life refuses to leave him. Living forever in the shadow of the Holocaust, although Jakob has escaped the most terrible fate of all, he must yet steel himself to excavate the horrors of his own history." First novel by this author which has won many prizes. The movie based on this story, directed by Jeremy Podeswa, opened the September 2007 Toronto International Film Festival. Trade Pbk. Signed by author on title page.. Signed by Author. Reprint.. Trade Paperback. Fine.

$20.00

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. The saga of Caius Crispus, called to Sarantium to work on the Mosaics of the great church (Hagia Sophia) "Crispin is a mosaicist, a layer of bright tiles. Still grieving for the family he lost to the plague, he lives only for his arcane craft. But an imperial summons from Valerius the Trakesian to Sarantium, the most magnificent place in the world, is difficult to resist. In a world half-wild and tangled with magic, a journey to Sarantium means a walk into destiny. Bearing with him a deadly secret and a Queen's seductive promise, guarded only by his own wits and a talisman from an alchemist's treasury, Crispin sets out for the fabled city. Along the way he will encounter a great beast from the mythic past,and in robbing the zubir of its prize he wins a woman's devotion and a man's loyalty--and loses a gift he didn't know he had until it was gone.Once in this city ruled by intrigue and violence, he must find his own source of power. Struggling to deal with the dangers and seductive lures of the men and woman around him, Crispin does discover it, in a most unusual place - high on the scaffolding of the greatest artwork ever imagined" Autographed copy. Signed by Author. 1st Can Ed.. Hard Cover. New/New.

$35.00

Gods and Other Mortals

By Humphreys, Helen

Ilderton, Ontario : Brick Books, 1986. Poems divided into four sections, the last ones reflecting themes from classical literature. 78p. . Signed by Author. 1st Canadian Edition.. Original Wraps. As New.

$15.00

The Disappeared
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The Disappeared

By Echlin, Kim

London: Hamish Hamilton, 2009. After more than 30 years Anne Greves feels compelled to break her silence about her first lover, and a treacherous pursuit across Cambodia's killing fields. Once she was a motherless girl from taciturn immigrant stock. Defying fierce opposition, she falls in love with Serey, a gentle rebel and exiled musician. She's still only 16 when he leaves her in their Montreal flat to return to Cambodia And, after a decade without word, she abandons everything to search for him in the bars of Phnom Penh, a city traumatized by the Khmer Rouge slaughter. Against all odds the lovers are reunited, and in a political country where tranquil rice paddies harbour the bones of the massacred, Anne pieces together a new life with Serey. But there are wounds that love cannot heal, and some mysteries too dangerous to know. And when Serey disappears again, Anne discovers a story she cannot bear. Haunting, vivid, elegiac ...at once a battle cry and a piercing lamentation, for truth, for love. . Signed by Author. 1st UK Edition.. Hardcover. As New/As New.

$20.00

Tunnel Toronto Moscow : A Cold-War Adventure Based on Actual Experience

By Prokich, Alex

Beamsville. Ontario: Alexprokich, 1991. Adventure novel by a Serbian Canadian author with a hero specializes in extracting refugees from behind the Iron Curtain.. Signed by Author. 1st Canadian Edition.. Softcover. Fine.

$20.00

Hope's War
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Hope's War

By Skrypuch, Marsha Forchuk

Toronto: Boardwalk / Dundurn Press, 2001. Kataryna Baliuk, a gifted fine arts student, is hoping to have a fresh start at Cawthra School for the Arts after a less-than-successful year at the neighbouring Catholic high school. But her hopes for a peaceful Grade 10 are shattered when she comes home from her first day at Cawthra and finds the RCMP interrogating her grandfather, Danylo Feschuk. Kat learns that Danylo is accused of being a policeman for the Nazis in World War II Ukraine, and what's worse, he is suspected of having participated in atrocities against civilians. When the story is exposed in the local newspaper, Kat and her family become the centre of a media storm. Her grades in school and her relationships with friends suffer. Her only support comes from her family and Ian, a classmate with whom she discovers she has more in common than just artistic promise.. Signed by Author. Softcover. Very Good.

$12.00

Conan Doyle

By Coren, Michael

Toronto: Stoddard, 1995. 213p. plates bibliography,.index. Signed by Author. 1st Can Ed. Softcover. As New/As New.

$20.00

Calm Jazz Sea
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Calm Jazz Sea

By Barnes, Mike

London, Ontario: Brick Books, 1996. Signed by Author. 1st Canadian Edition.. Softcover. As New.

$17.50

O Homem e o Mar: Artistas Portugeuese Do Marfim e o Do Osso Dos Cetaceos - Acores e Madeira Vidas Ee Obras .

By Gomes Viera, João A.

Lisbon : Intermezzo-Audiovisuais , 2003. Man and and the Sea : Portuguese Scrimshaw Artists in Whale Tooth Ivory and Bone. The Azores and Madeirs - Their Lives and Works. Text in Portuguese and English. 200p. illus. bibliography. decorartive endpapers. Authoir inscription on title page .. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hardcover Comb Binding. Fine/Fine.

$125.00

The Winter Vault
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The Winter Vault

By Michaels, Anne

Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 2009. Set in Canada and Egypt, and with flashbacks to England and Poland after the war, The Winter Vault is a spellbinding love story that juxtaposes momentous historical events with the most intimate moments of individual lives.In 1964, a newly married Canadian couple settle into a houseboat on the Nile just below Abu Simbel. At the time of the building of the Aswam dam, Avery Escher is one of the engineers responsible for the dismantling and reconstruction of a sacred temple, a "Set in Canada and Egypt, and with flashbacks to England and Poland after the war, The Winter Vault is a spellbinding love story that juxtaposes momentous historical events with the most intimate moments of individual lives. In 1964, a newly married Canadian couple settle into a houseboat on the Nile just below Abu Simbel. At the time of the building of the Aswam dam, Avery Escher is one of the engineers responsible for the dismantling and reconstruction of a sacred temple, a "machine-worshipper" who is nonetheless sensitive to their destructive power. Jean is a botanist by avocation, passionately interested in everything that grows. They met on the banks of the St. Lawrence River, witnessing the construction of the Seaway as it swallowed towns, homes, and lives. Now, at the edge of another world about to be inundated in the name of progress, much of what they most believe in is tested tested. When a tragic event occurs, nearing the end of Avery’s time in Egypt, he and Jean return to separate lives in Toronto; Avery to school to study architecture and Jean into the orbit of Lucjan, a Polish émigré artist whose haunting tales of occupied Warsaw pull her further from her husband, while offering her the chance to assume her most essential life.Breathtaking, vivid in its exploration of both the physical and emotional worlds of its characters, intensely moving and lyrical.". Signed by Author. 1st Can Ed. Hardcover. As New/As New.

$12.50

Tales Worth Telling: Views from an Ivory Tower - A Signed Copy

By Hilchey, Harry St Clair

Torornto: Wycliffe College, 1995. "Twenty-five stories about fascinating men and women who, in one way or another were assocated with Wycliffe College " Many of the stores tell of Anglican ministries in the far west and with the native peoples of Northern Canada, or in Japan, but ther are also ales of the Mionitsre who was amsle model actor and ilm star before taling holy orders.116p. illus ( B & W). Signed by Author. 1st Can Ed.. Softcover. As New.

$20.00

Europe on Saturday Night : The Farmer and His Wife Take a Trip

By Gould, John

Boston: Little Brown & Company, 1968. "A quirky and enjoyable travel book where the author a down hoime guy from Maine and his wife bought a car in Germany and travelled - without benefit of tour guides - and really enjoyed themsleves and all the friends they met on the way. Author inscription on tffep.. 1st US Ed... Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good, Slight Chips & Tear.

$20.00

J. R. R. Tolkien: The Man Who Created the Lord of the Rings

By Coren,Michael

Toronto: Stoddart Publishing, 2001. This is a story about the fruits of one man's imagination, about a professor who loved his students and his books in equal measure, and about a literary superstar who continues to delight generation after generation of readers. J. R. R. Tolkien is a timely and insightful look at the man behind the classics." 136p. illus bibliography index. Author inscripton on title page. Signed by Author. 1st Can Ed.. Hardcover. As New/As New.

$25.00

My Darling Dead Ones
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My Darling Dead Ones

By Vasconcelos, Erika D.

Torornto: Alfred A. Knopf Canada, 1997. Signed by Author. 1st Can Ed.. Hardcover. As New/As New.

$17.50

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