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Acknowledgment to Life: the Collected Poems of Bertram Warr

Acknowledgment to Life: the Collected Poems of Bertram Warr

by WARR, Bertram

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Toronto: Ryerson Press, 1970. First Edition. Wrappered issue. Octavo; pictorial card wrappers (softcover); 92pp. Small (
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Acknowledgment to Life: the Collected Poems of Bertram Warr

Acknowledgment to Life: the Collected Poems of Bertram Warr

by WARR, Bertram

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Toronto: Ryerson Press, 1970. First Edition. Cloth issue. Octavo; cloth boards; dustjacket; 92pp. Fine in a price-clipped and slightly edgeworn dustwrapper, Very Good or better. Posthumous collection of work by the Nova Scotia poet, killed in action over Germany in 1943. Edited, and with an introduction by Len Gasparini. The cloth issue is rather uncommon.
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The Acrobats: A Novel [Signed Bookplate Laid in]

The Acrobats: A Novel [Signed Bookplate Laid in]

by RICHLER, Mordecai

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[London]: Andre Deutsch, [1954]. First Edition. Small octavo (19cm.); original simulated cloth in blue and green pictorial price-clipped dust jacket; 204pp. Small piece of repair to jacket spine crown, price clip affecting one word with minor loss of meaning, else Very Good and sound. Bookplate signed by the author laid in. The Canadian author's first book, set in Valencia.
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An Address to the Members of the American Antiquarian Society, pronounced in King's Chapel,...

An Address to the Members of the American Antiquarian Society, pronounced in King's Chapel, Boston, on their third anniversary, October 23, 1815

by PAINE, William

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Worcester: William Manning, 1815. First Edition. Octavo (23cm.); stitched self-wrappers; 27pp. Extremities slightly toned and chipped, else a Very Good and fresh copy. Address to and about the Society by the Canadian-American physician and founding member. Includes the list of Society officers in rear. SABIN 58255; SHAW & SHOEMAKER 35553.
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The American Conflict: An Address, Spoken Before the New England Society of Montreal, and a...

The American Conflict: An Address, Spoken Before the New England Society of Montreal, and a Public Audience, in Nordheimer's Hall, Montreal, on Thursday Evening, 22nd December, 1864

by CORDNER, John

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Montreal: John Lovell, 1865. First Edition. Octavo (21.5cm.); publisher's green wrappers printed within decorative border; 48pp. Light chipping and shallow creases along wrapper extremities, brief split at spine foot, else Very Good. The Canadian Unitarian minister's address on the final months of the American Civil War, stating his support of the Union's aims. SABIN 16761.
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At Split Rock Falls

At Split Rock Falls

by SOUSTER, Raymond

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[Norwich, VT]: American Letters Press, [1963]. First Edition. Octavo (21.5cm.) bifolium. Faint soil at bottom spine corner, light wear and a hint of toning, ownership signature inside upper panel, else Good to Very Good. Poetry keepsake by the Canadian author.
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At the Crossroads

At the Crossroads

by HUTCHISON, Bruce

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Winnipeg: Winnipeg Free Press, n.d., ca. 1960s. First Thus. Octavo (22.5cm.); staplebound self-wrappers; 46pp. Light toning to wrapper extremities, else Very Good or better. Winnipeg Free Press Pamphlet no. 66. Collection of editorial pieces on economics first published in the "Winnipeg Free Press.
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Atlas Accompanying the Counter Case of the United States Before the Tribunal Convened at London Under the Provisions of the Treaty between the United States of America and Great Britain, Concluded January 24, 1903

by [ALASKAN BOUNDARY TRIBUNAL]

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Washington DC, 1903. First Edition. First printing. Elephant folio (46cm). Original black cloth, titled in gilt on front; plain endpapers; [4]pp; 22 color maps, numbered 26-47. Straight, sound, and unfaded, cloth rubbed and scuffed with biopredation to edges, but internally largely clean with occasional smudges: around Very Good. Government reproductions of maps used in 1903 border disputes, effectively forming a cartographic history of the Alaskan territory. When the U.S. purchased Alaska from Russia in 1821, it inherited a dispute over the territory's border with British Columbia. The Klondike Gold Rush of 1897-98 exacerbated tensions until the 1903 Hay-Herbert Treaty, under which the nations entered arbitration to resolve the dispute. The arbitration's conclusion favored the U.S., sparking Canadian frustration that Britain had not better defended its interests. The maps in this volume are reproductions of British and Canadian maps from 1859-1898, showing the British/Canadian claim to the land.… Read More
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Atlas Accompanying the Case of the United States Before the Tribunal Convened at London Under the Provisions of the Treaty between the United States of America and Great Britain, Concluded January 24, 1903

by [ALASKAN BOUNDARY TRIBUNAL]

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Washington DC, 1903. First Edition. First printing. Elephant folio (46cm). Original black cloth, titled in gilt on front; plain endpapers; [6]pp; 25 plates, some in color. Straight and sound, cloth scuffed and rubbed with biopredation to cloth at edges of rear board, losses to cloth over spine, internally lightly browned but otherwise clean: Good or better. Government reproductions of maps used in 1903 border disputes with Britain, showing the American claim to the land; effectively, a cartographic history of Alaska. When the U.S. purchased Alaska from Russia in 1821, it inherited a dispute over the territory's border with British Columbia. The Klondike Gold Rush of 1897-98 exacerbated tensions until the 1903 Hay-Herbert Treaty, under which the nations entered arbitration to resolve the dispute. The arbitration's conclusion favored the U.S., sparking Canadian frustration that Britain had not better defended its interests. This atlas presents official facsimiles of the maps presented by the U.S. in… Read More
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The Big Shot

The Big Shot

by PACKARD, Frank L.

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Garden City: Crime Club / Doubleday, 1929. First Edition. Octavo (19.5cm.); original black pictorial cloth stamped in red; [10],286pp. Top textblock edge a bit dusty, very minimal shelf wear, else Very Good or better. Late crime novel by the Canadian author. HUBIN, p. 316.
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Blossom: an Accompaniment

Blossom: an Accompaniment

by PASS, John

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Vancouver: Cobblestone Press, 1978. First, Limited Edition. Edition of 280 copies. Octavo. Sewn wrappers; [24pp]. Fine.
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Born Indian [Signed]

Born Indian [Signed]

by KINSELLA, W.P.

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[Ottawa]: Oberon Press, 1981. First Edition. First Printing, cloth issue. Octavo; dark brown cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; dustjacket; 163,[5]pp. Signed by the author on the title page. Fine in a Fine dustjacket, with a handful of pinpoint rubs on the upper edge of rear panel. The late Canadian author's third book, a collection of short stories, most of which first appeared in the pages of various literary magazines. A superior copy.
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Breaking Loose: African-Canadian Dance in Southwestern Ontario 1900-1955

by [AFRICAN-CANADIAN HISTORY - DANCE] SHADD, Ruth Ann

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Windsor: by the Author, 1995. First Edition. Octavo. Pictorial wrappers; 174pp. Private ownership stamps to bottom edge and fore edge of text block, Else a tight, VG copy with unmarked text. Rather scarce, self-published work by an Afro-Canadian dancer and educator, based on her Master's Thesis at Wayne State University.
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British Poetry Today

British Poetry Today

by WOODCOCK, George

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Vancouver: University of British Columbia, 1950. First Edition. Octavo (23cm.); staplebound self-wrappers; [4],15pp. Small chip at bottom fore-edge corner affecting entire textblock, light toning to extremities, else Very Good and sound. An address delivered at the University of British Columbia by the Canadian political historian and anarchist. "Lecture Series no. 7" (upper cover).
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A Broken Journey

A Broken Journey

by CALLAGHAN, Morley

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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1932. First Edition. Octavo (19.25cm.); publisher's cloth in decorative dust jacket by "Ermakoff," green topstain; [10],270pp. Minor chipping and a few short closed tears to jacket extremities, spine a bit toned and very slightly dampstained, faint price rubberstamp to front flap (original price still present), topstain quite sunned, ownership inscription sanded down on front free endpaper, else Very Good or better. Canadian author's third novel.
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The Building of Jalna

The Building of Jalna

by DE LA ROCHE, Mazo

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New York: Atlantic, Little Brown, 1944. First Edition. First Printing. Whiteoak Edition. Octavo (19.5cm); green cloth boards, titled in gilt on the spine; blindstamp to the front cover; dustjacket by Lee Thayer; 366pp.; spine ends gently pushed, Fine copy. The dustjacket is unclipped (priced $2.50) with chipping and short tears along the extremities; Very Good. Ninth book in the Jalna series, first book chronologically- "In her new novel, Miss De La Roche goes back to 1850...Here is a story which breathes with the spaciousness and beauty of uncut Canada. Here are the skating parties and the swimming, and here are the mosquitoes, big as dragons..." (from the dustjacket).
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Cafe Poems

Cafe Poems

by SIBUM, Norm

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[Ottawa]: Oberon Press, 1988. First Edition. First printing, cloth issue. Octavo. Cloth boards; dustjacket; 72pp. Fine in barely edge-rubbed, Near Fine dustwrapper. Issued simultaneously in paperback.
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Canadians on the Nile, 1882-1898 [Inscribed, with 1-page ALS Laid In]
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Canadians on the Nile, 1882-1898 [Inscribed, with 1-page ALS Laid In]

by MACLAREN, Roy

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Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 1978. First Edition. Octavo (23.5cm); gray cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; dustjacket; xx,184, plus 8pp of illustrations. Signed by the author on the title page, and inscribed by him on the front endpaper: "For Phil and Pat / with all admiration and affection / Roy MacLaren / Toronto, July 1978." Touch of foxing and dust-soil to text edges and endpapers, spine ends gently nudged, else Near Fine. Dustjacket lightly shelfworn, with scattered foxing to verso; Very Good+ or better. Laid into this copy is a full-page ALS from MacLaren to the recipients of the inscription, who were close personal friends. The Canadian politician and historian's second book, examining Canadian military involvement in Egypt between 1882-1898.
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Canadians on the Nile, 1882-1898

Canadians on the Nile, 1882-1898

by MACLAREN, Roy

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Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 1978. First Edition. Octavo (23.5cm); gray cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; dustjacket; xx,184, plus 8pp of illustrations. Tight, Near Fine copy in VG+ dustjacket. "Compliments of the Canada Council" ink-stamp to front endpaper. The Canadian politician and historian's second book, examining Canadian military involvement in Egypt between 1882-1898.
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A Choice of Enemies [With Signed Bookplate Laid In]
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A Choice of Enemies [With Signed Bookplate Laid In]

by RICHLER, Mordecai

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London: Andre Deutsch, 1957. First Edition. First Impression. Octavo (19.25cm); red cloth-covered boards, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; dustjacket; [6],7-256pp. Bookplate signed by the author loosely laid in, with the following holograph notes written in an undetermined hand on the front pastedown: "André Deutsch Ltd / Don Mills, Ont 2564-300 / London Eng. Publishers." Hint of foxing to upper edge of textblock, else very Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced 13s. 6d. net), gently spine-sunned, with light wear to extremities, some mild dust-soil, and a few tiny tears that are tape-mended on verso; Very Good+. The Jewish Canadian author's third novel. While not explicitely marked as such, it is at least possible this was a file copy held by the Andre Deutsch offices in Don Mills, Ontario.
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