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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

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" . 1st Can Ed. Hard Cover. New/New.

$25.00

The Golden Mean

By Lyon, Annbel

Toronto: Random House Canada, 2009. On the orders of his boyhood friend, now King Philip of Macedon, Aristotle postpones his dreams of succeeding Plato as leader of the Academy in Athens and reluctantly arrives in the Macedonian capital of Pella to tutor the kings adolescent sons. An early illness has left one son with the intellect of a child; the other is destined for greatness but struggles between a keen mind that craves instruction and the pressures of a society that demands his prowess as a soldier. Initially Aristotle hopes for a short stay in what he considers the brutal backwater of his childhood. But, as a man of relentless curiosity and reason, Aristotle warms to the challenge of instructing his young charges, particularly Alexander, in whom he recognizes a kindred spirit, an engaged, questioning mind coupled with a unique sense of position and destiny. Aristotle struggles to match his ideas against the warrior culture that is Alexanders birthright. He feels that teaching this startling, charming, sometimes horrifying boy is a desperate necessity. And that what the boy thrown before his time onto his fathers battlefields needs most is to learn the golden mean, that elusive balance between extremes that Aristotle hopes will mitigate the boys will to conquer. Aristotle struggles to inspire balance in Alexander, and he finds he must also play a cat-and-mouse game of power and influence with Philip in order to manage his own ambitions. As Alexanders position as Philips heir strengthens and his victories on the battlefield mount, Aristotles attempts to instruct him are honoured, but increasingly unheeded. And despite several troubling incidents on the field of battle, Alexander remains steadfast in his desire to further the reach of his empire to all known and unknown corners of the world, rendering the intellectual pursuits Aristotle offers increasingly irrelevant. Exploring this fabled time and place, Annabel Lyon tells her story in the earthy, frank, and perceptive voice of Aristotle himself. With sensual and muscular prose, she explores how Aristotles genius touched the boy who would conquer the known world. And she reveals how we still live with the ghosts of both men.. Dj has . Signed by Author. 1st Can Ed.. Hardcover. As New/As New.

$25.00

Stones on Water

By Solway, David

Oakville, ON: Mosaic Press, 1972. Poems by a Canadian writer some inspired by his visits to Greece. "This book is affectionately dedicated to all the resolute and imaginative liars that I met in the island of Alonissos." Author inscription "For Lillian from David.... Toronto April 8/86" 52p.. Signed by Author. 1st.Can Ed.. Soft Cover. Near Fine.

$25.00

A Tail Between Two Cities

By Von Konigslow, Andrea Wayne

Toronto: Annick Press, 1987. A Cat tail - written and illustrated by Andrea Wayne Von Konigslow Name of previous owner, signed by author on title page, else fine. Signed by Author. 1st Pbk. Softcover. near Fine.

$20.00

The Wise Traveller

By MacLean, Margaret

Ottawa: Oberon Press, 1990. In 1904 as young woman the author went to Japan and then on to China the following year. This book is based on the account she wrote in " Chinese Ladies at Home" in 1906. This modern edition was edited by Beverley Stapells and Pam Young and is illustrated with modern vignettes by Elizabeth Stapells. 114p. Text c lean crisp and unmarked, but ffep missing and library labels on cover. 1st Can Ed. Softcover. Good>Very Good. Illus. by Elizabeth Stapells. Ex-Library.

$10.00

The Wise Traveller

By MacLean, Margaret

Ottawa: Oberon Press, 1990. In 1904 as young woman the author went to Japan and then on to China the following year. This book is based on the account she wrote in " Chinese Ladies at Home" in 1906. This modern edition was edited by Beverley Stapells and Pam Young and is illustrated with modern vignettes by Elizabeth Stapells. 114p. Inscription on ffep, else fine.. Signed by Editor and Illustrator . 1st Can Ed. Softcover. Near Fine. Illus. by Elizabeth Stapells.

$20.00

Troy : With Legends, Facts and New Developments
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Troy : With Legends, Facts and New Developments

By Askin, Mustafa

Istanbul: Keskin Color, 1997. Well illustrated locally produced guide to Hisarlik the site of Troy . 72p. illus maps bibliography Signed by author on title page. Signed by Author. Revised Edition. Softcover. As New.

$12.00

Twenty-One Poems.

By Causley, Charles

Stratford Upon Avon: Celandine Press, 1986. "Among the English poetry of the last half century, Charles Causley’s could well turn out to be the best loved and most needed " Ted Hughes. This limited edition contains a selection of his poems with tipped in illlustrations by Robert Tilling. From the Colophon : 300 copies set in Monotype Bembo and printed for the Celandine Press on Arches mould made paper made by Gleen Storhaug at Five Seasons Press. Bound at Smith Settle & Co. Illustrations printed at the Senecio Press The first 75 copies ... are signed by the poet and boud in quarter leather. This is copy number 62 of 75 signed by the author and the artist. There is a slight bump with tiny tear to the marbled paper at the top right corner of the front cover, else fine.. Signed by Author & By Artist. 1st UK Edition. Quarter Leather. Near Fine. Illus. by Robert Tilling.

$300.00

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