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The Shattered Plinths

By Layton, Irving

Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1968. Neat tight copy, but paper cover a little sun tanned.. Softcover. Good>Very Good.

$8.00

The Winds Of Change: A Richard Jury Mystery
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The Winds Of Change: A Richard Jury Mystery

By Grimes, Martha

New York: Viking, 2004. The shooting death of an unidentified little girl found on a shabby London street, as well as the discovery of the body of an unknown woman in the gardens on the estate of Declan Scott, prompts Superintendent Richard Jury to join forces with Melrose Plant and Brian Macalvie, commander of the Devon and Cornwall police, to investigate a labyrinthine case of sexual perversity and murder.. 1st US Edition. Hardcover. New/New.

$17.50

The Detections of Dr. Sam: Johnson , Told as if By James Boswell

By De La Torre, Lillian

New York: International Polygonics, 1984. Eight baffling mysteries unravelled by the inimitable Doctor, as narrated by Boswell - all authentic 18th.C style and places - a light delight for Johnsonian readers.(Contains : Tontine Curse; Stroke of Thirteen; Viotti Stradivarius; Black Stone of Dr. Dee; Frantick Rebel; Saint-Germain the Deathless; Missing Shakespeare Manuscipt; Triple-Lock'd Room.) Pbk 192p.. Reprint. Pbk. Fine.

$15.00

The Old Contemptibles
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The Old Contemptibles

By Grimes, Martha

New York: Little Brown & Co, 1991. Richard Jury, London police superintendent, is a suspect himself in Grimes's 11th mystery named after English pubs-this one in the Lake District of poets Wordsworth and Coleridge. Jury is considering marriage to recently met widow Jane Holdsworth at the moment her teenaged son Alex finds her dead, apparently a suicide. Alex runs away, and Jury, required, as a suspect, to remain in London, sends old friend Melrose Plant up to the Lakes to learn what he can about the wealthy Holdsworth family, among whom Jane's death is the fourth suspicious one. Eccentric, appealing characters hold this scattershot plot together. Best are vulnerable, brave and preternaturally bright youngsters Alex, who cheats at poker and the horses brilliantly, and 11-year-old orphan Millie Thale, who cooks at Holdsworth manse and broods over her own mother's unexpected death five years before. Equally vivid are two residents at a nearby rest home for the wealthy elderly: sly Adam Holdsworth, who holds the pursestrings that tie the tale together, and his elegant foxy friend, the perceptive and kleptomaniacal Lady Cray. While the villain's exposure and motivation are inadequately developed, the tale's dramatic conclusion, the lowering setting and its entertaining denizens provide full compensation. . 1st US Edition. Hardcover. As New/As New.

$15.00

Katsura

By Baba; Shozo; Oishi; Masato; Gage, Richard L

Tokyo: Shinkenchiku-Sha,, 1983. A detailed illustrated account of the Palace of Katsura no Rikyu in Kyoto, Japan - Edo period, 1600-1868. 213p. illus (some col) drawings, fold outs, plans. Large folded map of site laid in. $75.00 . First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/No Jacket.

$75.00

Lettres a Lawrence Durrell (1961-1982) = Grammata Ston Lawence Durrell (1961-1982)

By Stephanides, Theodore

Paris / Athens: Presses Universitaires De Paris /Ekdoseis Gavrielides, 2006. Parallel text in Greek and French, Translated by Barbara Papastavrou-Koroniotakis. Preface de Corinne Alexandre-Garner. 275p.. First Thus.. French Wraps. As New. Illus. by Translated by Barbara Papastavrou-Koroniotakis.

$45.00

Oakville, A Small Town: 1900-1930

By Ahern, Frances Robin

Oakville, ON: Oakville Historical Society / Boston Mills Press, 1981. Oakville Historical Society in association with the Boston Mills Press; Edited by Mary P. Bentley 281p. illus. index. 1st Canadian Edition.. Softcover. Very Good.

$12.00

Grammata Ston Lawence Durrell (1961-1982) = Lettres a Lawrence Durrell (1961-1982)

By Stephanides, Theodore

Paris / Athens: Presses Universitaires De Paris /Ekdoseis Gavrielides, 2006. Parallel text in Greek and French, Translated by Barbara Papastavrou-Koroniotakis. Preface de Corinne Alexandre-Garner. 275p.. First Thus.. French Wraps. As New. Illus. by Translated by Barbara Papastavrou-Koroniotakis.

$45.00

Laomedon Review Volume 1, Number I. Dec/Jan 1975

Mississauga: Erindale College, 1975. First issue of a literary journal produced at Erindale Collge (now University of Toronto. Mississauga) Vols. for 1974/75-published in cooperation with the Erindale College Students' Union and the Students' Administrative Council, University of Toronto.138p. illus. issn . 1st Canadian Edition.. Softcover. Very Good.

$25.00

Dust: A Richard Jury Mystery
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Dust: A Richard Jury Mystery

By Grimes, Martha

New York: Signet, 2007. The once-charismatic Billy Maples was last seen in a club named Dust, before his murder in a trendy London hotel. Proving as inscrutable, and challenging, to Jury as the case is the beautiful chief inspecting officer. Before his death, Maples was a patron of London’s finest art galleries and caretaker of author Henry James’s house in Rye. It’s there where Jury installs Melrose Plant, who takes his job to heart, as Jury closes in on the dark secrets behind Maples’s friends and family.. 1st Pbk Edition. Softcover. Fine.

$4.50

Cohen :Leonard Cohen in Concert

By Cohen, Leonard

Toronto: Sony Music, 1994. An original vintage recording of a selection of songs recorded live between 1988 and 1995 at various concerts, mostly in Canada and the USA. Includes: Dance me to the End of Love; Bird on the Wire; Everybody Knows; Joan or Arc; There is a War; Sisters of Mercy; Hallelujah; I'm Your Man; Who by Fire?; One of Us Cannot be Wrong; If it be Your Will; Heart with no Companion; Suzanne.. First Thus. Audio Cassette. Fine. Music Cassette.

$20.00

Katsura -Tradition & Creation in Japanese Architecture

By Gropius, Walter Et.al

New Haven: Yale University Press, 1960. Includes essays by Walter Gropius on "Architecture in Japan" and Kenzo Tange on 'Tradition and Creation in Japanese Architecture" The many close up photographs in black & white by Yasuhiro Ishimoto illustrate the fine textures and balanced placements of materials such as rocks and wood used in the construction and design of Katsura no Rikyu in Kyoto. $75.00 . First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket. Illus. by Photographs By Yashimura Ishimoto.

$75.00

Blond China Doll: A Shanghai Interlude, 1939-1953

By Headley, Hannelore Heinemann

St.Catherines. ON: Blond China Doll Enterprises, 2004. "Hannelore 's story begins in Berlin on the night of November 9, 1938 .. Kristallnacht ... ..her German-Jewish family fled for a safe haven from the terrot of the Nazis and the impendign Holocaust. Their destination : the port city of Shanghai ... by 1951 Shanghai had become politically dangerous under the Communists .., and her family were forced to leave ... It is the story of a young girl duting a time imposed by war, politics and desperation" Memoir of noted St. Catherine's bookseller, her father was famous Montreal bookseller, Heinz Heinemann. 224p. illus . Signed by Author. First Edition. Softcover. New.

$40.00

An Introduction to Old Order and Conservative Mennonite Groups
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An Introduction to Old Order and Conservative Mennonite Groups

By Scott, Stephen

Intercourse PA: Good Books, 1996. "The Old Order Mennonites are less well known than the Amish, but are similar in many beliefs and practices. Some Old Order Mennonites drive horses and buggies. Others use cars for transportation. Conservative Mennonite groups vary a great deal, but in general espouse strong faith and family life and believe that how they live should distinguish them from the larger society around them. The author details courtship and wedding practices, methods of worship, dress, transportation, and vocation. Never before has there been such an inside account of these people and their lives. The author spent years conferring and interviewing members of the various groups, trying to portray their history and their story in a fair and accurate manner." This book includes informartion on the Marcham-Waterloo communities in Canada. 252p.. illus. maps bibliography.index. 1st US Edition.. Softcover. As New.

$25.00

Crimes of Passion : An Unblinking Look at Murderous Love
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Crimes of Passion : An Unblinking Look at Murderous Love

By Engel, Howard

Toronto: Key Porter Books, 2001. "In Crimes Of Passion, Howard Engel examines crimes of passion and criminal law throughout history, considering the origins of the concept of a crime based on passion, and exploring over twenty classic, infamous and still unresolved cases. From media reactions to social and legal issues raised by these crimes, Crimes Of Passion makes for an intriguing coverage."239p. illus bibliography.index.. 1st.Can Ed... Softcover. New.

$20.00

The Daughter of Time

By Tey, Josephine

London: Peter Davies, 1973. Famous detective story investigating Richard III and the murder of the Princes in the Tower. A n interesting bibliographic digression into the evidence First published 1951 reprinted 1973 . 222p. Genealogical trees on endpapers. Am exceptionallty sarp neat copy.. Reprint. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine - Slight Chips.

$25.00

The Backwoods of Canada
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The Backwoods of Canada

By Traill, Catharine Parr

Toronto: Penguin Canada, 2006. "Catharine Parr Traill’s The Backwoods of Canada, first published in 1836, gives an intimate and vivid picture of life in the bush country of Upper Canada. The series of letters that make up the book cover a period of two and half years. Though most were originally written to her mother, the letters were later compiled and published for an intended audience of future female emigrants. Traill’s account of life in the New World is cheerful and buoyant despite the hardships she relays—from the three-month journey to Upper Canada by ship to settling in the bush near Peterborough, Ontario. The letters offer remarkable insight into the skills a well-suited woman might be expected to learn, but the lasting appeal of her work is due to her astute observations of changing notions of class and economy, which reached well beyond her stated audience. Traill typified a new type of woman - the pioneer -and contributed much to an emerging understanding of Canada and Canadian identity. ." Reissued as a Penguin Classic with an introduction by Camilla Gibb. Reissue. Hardcover. New/New.

$25.00

The Old Contemptibles
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The Old Contemptibles

By Grimes, Martha

New York: Ballantine Books, 1992. Richard Jury, London police superintendent, is a suspect himself in Grimes's 11th mystery named after English pubs--this one in the Lake District of poets Wordsworth and Coleridge. Jury is considering marriage to recently met widow Jane Holdsworth at the moment her teenaged son Alex finds her dead, apparently a suicide. Alex runs away, and Jury, required, as a suspect, to remain in London, sends old friend Melrose Plant up to the Lakes to learn what he can about the wealthy Holdsworth family, among whom Jane's death is the fourth suspicious one. Eccentric, appealing characters hold this scattershot plot together. Best are vulnerable, brave and preternaturally bright youngsters Alex, who cheats at poker and the horses brilliantly, and 11-year-old orphan Millie Thale, who cooks at Holdsworth manse and broods over her own mother's unexpected death five years before. Equally vivid are two residents at a nearby rest home for the wealthy elderly: sly Adam Holdsworth, who holds the pursestrings that tie the tale together, and his elegant foxy friend, the perceptive and kleptomaniacal Lady Cray. While the villain's exposure and motivation are inadequately developed, the tale's dramatic conclusion, the lowering setting and its entertaining denizens provide full compensation. . Reprint. Softcover. Good.

$3.00

Daughter of Isis

By Grey, Belinda

London: Mills & Boon, 1981. Novel of romantic suspense set in a 19thC. archaeological dig in Egypt. Tight neat copy but the paper is age toned and with a slight stain on preliminary pages , ffep missing, library stamp on rear endpaper.189p. . 1st UK Edition. Hard Cover. Good/Very Good. Ex-Library.

$21.00

Thoreau MacDonald's Sketches of Rural Ontario

By Duncan, George W. J.

Willowdale, ON: Ontario Historical Society, 2004. Thoreau MacDonald's affectionate Black & White dawings of scenes in Ontario, with quotations from his notebooks 39p. illus . 1st Canadian Edition.. Softcover. New. Illus. by Thoreau MacDonald.

$12.50

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