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Montreal Adventure

By Appleby, Bertram Horace

Montreal: The University Press Montreal, 1952. 1st English Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Good. 8vo. First edition stated, first edition in English. Full blue cloth, gold lettering to spine. 234 pp. Light rubbing to extremities and bumping to spine ends. Dust jacket is age toned, chipped at spine ends and corners,. A few short tears, small damp stain to front cover, and light wear to joints. This is the story of two men, a French-Canadian and an English-Canadian, their careers, their loves, hates and ambitions. It is also a parable of two major peoples of Canada, with their unique problems of unity and diversity, of traditions that harmonize but sometimes conflict. The whole is set against the background of Montreal, the city of two souls which is a true laboratory in human relationships.

$38.72

An Answer from Limbo

By Moore, Brian

Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1962. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 12mo. Full blue cloth. 319 pp. Bruising to spine head. Dust jacket is price clipped and lightly bumped in places. Else a fine copy.

$23.23

The Winds of Fortune

By Britton, Helen E.

Hamiliton, Ontario: Primavera Press, 1972. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo. SIGNED and dated with inscription to title page. Full green cloth. 359 pp. Bumped to spine head and upper front corner. A few small spots to fore edge of text block. Dust jacket is sunned to spine, offset panel to front cover, chafing to covers, light wear and bumping to edges. Set in eastern Ontario, the story has a prologue set in the atmosphere of a village at a time just before the First World War and opens in a town, Rossac, on the St. Lawrence River, following the interlinking lives of characters from the endof the Second World War through the 1950s, and into the "new morality" of the 1960s and 1970s.

$38.72

The Valentine Victim
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The Valentine Victim

By McLeish, Dougal

Toronto: Macmillan of Canada, 1969. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo. First printing stated. Full green cloth, gold lettering. Top edge red. 201 pp. Slight fading to top and tail edges, small spot of wear to tail edge of front board. Dust jacket lightly worn and bumped to extremities, a few short tears, creasing to joints. It all started on a snowy February evening when Lori Weston stopped off at the police station on her way to a Valentine party. Her stepdaughters had been frightened by a man who followed them home and lurked outside the house. She had hardly left the station when the call came. Murder is no respecter of Valentine festivities. Aileen Weston had been shot to death in teh hall of her father's house and her sister Ann had narrowly escaped the same fate...can the inspector find the answers to the questions of motive and association in time to prevent the other murder that would complete the killer's design?

$38.72

Karnival
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Karnival

By Mortensen, Michael

Toronto: Gutter Press, 2002. Soft Cover. Near Fine. 8vo. SIGNED with inscription to title page. Soft cover. 219 pp. Light bumping to corners, else fine. Laid in promotional bookmark. An epic saga which explores the world of Klieg's, Canada's premier travelling show. Spanning three generations and six decades, it is a plot-driven novel rich with authentic detail and unconventional characters.

$23.23

The Strange One
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The Strange One

By Bodsworth, Fred

Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1973. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo. Canadian Nature Classics. Full teal leather, gilt lettering and decoration to spine and front board. 400 pp. Slight sunning to top edge, a few small spots of wear to rear board. Dust jacket sunned at spine, bumped to edges, chipped to spine head and corners. The lives of three very different Ontarians are interwoven in this tale. Its themes of prejudice and ostracism, and the mingling of cultures and habitats have lost none of their relevance.

$23.23

The Land Beyond
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The Land Beyond

By Keenleyside, David

Toronto: Nelson, Foster & Scott Ltd, 1975. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Near Fine. 8vo. SIGNED by author to title page. First edition stated. Full black cloth. 232 p.p. Spine tilted and lightly creased. Bumping to lower corners and spine ends. Dust jacket is lightly bumped to extremities, small chip to upper corner of front flap. This dramatic and evocative novel opens with the hero flying from his comfortable life in Montreal to the frozen wastes of the Canadian Arctic. Randall Tait, a rich young artist, travels to a tiny Eskimo settlement in order to paint the people and landscape of the artist. The story is told in colourful and taut prose which lifts the reader into the Eskimos' rapidly changing world and gives him a feeling of the vastness of Canada.

$23.23

Guide to the Literary Heritage of Waterloo and Wellington Counties From 1830 to The Mid-20th Century
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Guide to the Literary Heritage of Waterloo and Wellington Counties From 1830 to The Mid-20th Century

By Noonan, Gerald; Margaret Linley, Miguel Mota [editors]

Waterloo, Ontario: Wilfrid Laurier University, 1985. Soft Cover. Near Fine. 8vo. Soft cover. 152 p.p. B&W photos. With an annotated bibliography with indexes of places, titles and genre. Some light wear to extremities, creasing to corners, creasing and cracking to spine.

$19.36

In the Shadow of The Wind
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In the Shadow of The Wind

By Hebert, Anne; Fischman, Sheila [translator]

Don Millls, Ontario: Stoddart, 1983. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo. Brown cloth boards, gilt lettering to spine. 184 p.p. Some light wear to spine ends, corners, tail edge, and rear board. Light foxing to edges of text block. Dust jacket has a few stains and spots of light soiling, some bumping to spine ends. With an intense and brooding style that prompted comparisons to Bronte's Wuthering Heights, In the Shadow of the Wind was a runaway betseller in Quebec and also in France, where it won the Prix Femina for 1982.

$23.23

The Cariboo Road
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The Cariboo Road

By Sullivan, Alan

Toronto: Thomas Nelson & Sons, Limited. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. 12mo. [n.d., c. 1946 or later]. Original green cloth. 311 p.p. B&W illustrations. Rubbing and bumping and spine ends and corners. Foxing to top edge of text block. Stamp to foot of ffep. Dust jacket is worn at joints and edges, a few small chips and short tears to spine ends and edges. Flaps cropped, but not price clipped. The telling of one family's adventures as they move from San Francisco north to the gold rush in British Columbia.

$27.10

Volcano Days
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Volcano Days

By Johnson, Brian

Toronto: Somerville House Publishing, 1994. Soft Cover. Near Fine. 8vo. SIGNED by author to title page. Soft cover. 166 pp. Some sunning to front joint, else fine. A brilliant first novel about an Anglo journalist from Toronto who becomes immersed in radical politics amid the social turbulence of the early 1970s in Quebec.

$15.49

The Voyage of the Naparima: A Story of Canada's Island Graveyard
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The Voyage of the Naparima: A Story of Canada's Island Graveyard

By Mangan, James C.

Ste-Foy, QC: Carraig Books, 1987. Soft Cover. Very Good. Otis, Steve. 8vo. SIGNED with inscription from author to ffep. Soft cover. 154 p.p. B&W illustrations. Some discolouration and small spots of staining to covers. Creasinging and darkening to spine. Light bumping to corners. A fictionalized account based on the diaries of Gerald Keegan, an Irish school teacher who provided one of the few accounts of visiting Grosse Ile, Quebec, the site of a mass tragedy and the burial ground of thousands of Irish immigrants.

$96.79

The Clearing
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The Clearing

By Craig, John

London: Constable, 1975. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 12mo. Black cloth boards, silver lettering. 144 p.p. Slight bowing to rear board and tilting to spine. Some darkening to spine and edges of dust jacket.

$34.84

Lonesome Bend
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Lonesome Bend

By McGuire, Greg

Schomberg, Ontario: Greg McGuire, 1990. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo. Paperback.ix, 109pp. Illustrated. Signed on title-page by author with a letter letter from author laid-in. Light wear to covers and crease to top right corner of front cover, but still a very good copy. A series of humorous and historical vignettes about the early and local life of Schomberg, Ontario.

$38.72

Woman with Seascape
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Woman with Seascape

By Stewart, Terrill E.

Oshawa: Septimus, 1978. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo. Soft cover. 157 p.p. Light age toning to edges, minor wear to joints, a few creases to covers. Woman with Seascape is the story of two sisters. At the beginning, one of them is dead, drowned in the waters of the Atlantic. From this point the story unravels to reveal the women at different stages in their lives, both before World War II and after. Laura and Nell, so different in character and temperament, are women of intense individuality. One is a cynic while the other is a romantic. One survives the rituals of living while the other succumbs.

$19.36

The Journals of Susanna Moodie
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The Journals of Susanna Moodie

By Atwood, Margaret

Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1970. Soft Cover. Good. Atwood, Margaret. 5" x 8.5" Paperback, 64 p.p. B&W illustrations by the author. Creasing to spine and joints, chafing to covers, offset panel to front, a few spots of wear. Pencil annotations to text throughout.

$11.61

The Canadian Crusoes: A Tale of the Rice Lake Plains
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The Canadian Crusoes: A Tale of the Rice Lake Plains

By Parr Traill, Catharine; Strickland, Agnes [editor]

New York: C.S. Francis & Co, 1856. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Harvey. 18mo. Brown cloth boards, gilt tooling at spine and blind tooling to boards. 376 p.p., [20 p.p. ads]. B&W illustrated frontis + title, [4] plates B&W engravings. Rebacked with partial original spine laid down. Wear to corners and edges. Spine tilted. Ink inscription to fly leaf. Foxing to interior. An important work by Canadian author Catharine Parr Traill, considered the first Canadian children's novel.

$116.15

Farley: The Life of Farley Mowat
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Farley: The Life of Farley Mowat

By King, James

Toronto: Harper Flamingo Canada, 2002. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo. First edition stated. Beige paper boards with black lettering to spine, blind "Farley" to front board. Printed endpapers. xviii, 398 p.p. B&W photos in-text throughout. Bumping to spine ends. DJ bumped at spine head. Farley Mowat, one of Canada's most beloved authors, is brought to life in this remarkable biography.

$23.23

Death By Exposure: An Interactive Mystery
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Death By Exposure: An Interactive Mystery

By Walters, Eric and Kevin Spreekmeester

Toronto: Dundurn Press, 2007. Soft Cover. Near Fine. 8vo. SIGNED by Eric Walters with inscription to half-title. Soft cover. ix, 77 p.p. B&W photos and illustrations. Slight curling to front cover, else fine. A brother and sister find a man entombed in ice in a Rocky Mountain glacier. Apparently he's been there for at least fifty years. Who is he? How did he get there? Where was he from? In this clever little whodunit, bestselling children's author Eric Walters joins forces with expert photographer Kevin Spreekmeester to present an unusual combination of intrigue and interaction.

$15.49

The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz
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The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz

By Richler, Mordecai

Toronto: McClelland & Stewart Limited, 1974. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo. SIGNED by author to FFEP. Full grey cloth with gilt lettering to spine. 377 p.p. Spine slightly tilted. Slight sunning to top edge. Dust jacket has some minor bumping and rubbing to extremities and joints. Some wear and small chips to spine ends and corners. A novel that unleashes a geyser of vigorous humour, hissing with satiric steam.

$116.15

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