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Wintershoes in Springtime
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Wintershoes in Springtime

By Smeeton, Beryl

London, UK: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1961 In 1937 Beryl Smeeton set out to travel through from India to Austria and from Manchuria to Burma. Smeeton spent about four months in China travelling alone and always by the cheapest class of boat or bus because she liked it that way and she would meet people on her own terms. Blue cloth, silver titling to spine, frontispiece, 264 pages. Light sunning to spine and top edge, white spots to front, a few dark discolorations, a pressure mark to top of back, some edge wear, previous owner's address sticker to ffep. The dust jacket is price clipped and shows worn edges with chipping to spine ends and corner, closed tears to spine edges and top of back, and some creasing. The dust jacket illustration is still bright and beautiful. It is now protected in a Brodart cover. For some international orders we will ask you to approve additional shipping charges to cover the cost of tracking and insurance to your country, but no extra charge will apply without your consent. First Edition. Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$40.00

TV and Screen Writing
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TV and Screen Writing

By Yoakem, Lola Goelet (Editor)

Berkeley: University of California Press, 1958 This book presents practical advice to aspiring writers for TV and screen from working writers who are all members of the Writers Guild of America. The topics range from the importance of the opening scene to Westerns, Comedies, documentaries, practical market problems, to radio writing and more. Blue cloth with gilt design to front, gilt tiltling to spine, small bookseller;s sticker to first pastedown, signature of George P. Cosmatos (director of "Tombstone" etc) to ffep dated 1963, 124 pages. Some edge wear and discoloration to boards, a few handwritten notes on last free endpaper. Dust jacket shows sunning so spine, shelf and edge wear with fraying of spine ends and corners. For some international orders we will ask you to approve additional shipping charges to cover the cost of tracking and insurance to your country, but no extra charge will apply without your consent. First Edition. Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$60.00

Hetty Dorval
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Hetty Dorval

By Wilson, Ethel

Vancouver, B. C.: Alcuin Society, 1967 1967 signed, limited edition, #185/375; signed by author, typographer and illustrator. Grey cloth with red and blue titling on spine, red titling and blue illustration on front, grey end papers, illustrated title page, illustrated throughout with green lino-block engravings, 169 pages. Book is protected by a clear plastic jacket. Rear spine gutter has a few tiny dark specks, pale tiny foxing spots to upper text block edge, text block edges slightly darkened, light foxing to those pages adjacent to illustrations, text is clean and tight. Clear plastic jacket has light shelf wear, a quarter inch closed tear to upper spine end. This book would be a handsome addition to any book shelf. Shipping charges are calculated for a standard parcel under 1 kg. Additional charges will apply for heavier shipments, but not until the customer agrees. Canadian customers, please note that applicable sales taxes will be added. Please contact us with any questions you might have. Signed by Author/Illustrator/typographer. Limited/Numbered/Signed. Hard Cover. Very Good+. Illus. by Reuter, Gus. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$45.00

An Invitation for Happiness
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An Invitation for Happiness

By Morton, Wendy

Victoria, B. C.: Frog Hollow Press, 2001 A Limited Edition - #21/100, signed and numbered by the author: a book of seven poems by Wendy Morton. Book is from the personal library of Canadian author Brian Brett, and inscribed to him. White soft cover in tan wraps, black and red titling, red illustration on front, sewn binding, unpaginated (28 pages.) Book appears to be without flaws. Shipping charges are calculated for a standard parcel under 1 kg. Additional charges will apply for heavier shipments, but not until the customer agrees. Canadian customers, please note that applicable sales taxes will be added. Please contact us with any questions you might have. Signed and Inscribed By Author. Limited/Numbered/Signed. Soft Cover in Wraps. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$45.00

Captain Rebel
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Captain Rebel

By Yerby, Frank

New York: Dial Press, 1956 Yerby tells of the daring exploits of the confederate blockade runners during the American Civil War. Grey boards, brown cloth spine with gilt titling, yellow upper text block edge, 343 pages. Wear to edges, corners and spine ends, text block edges slightly darkened, small bookseller's plate at back, text is clean and tight. Dust jacket, which is not price-clipped, has edge wear with chipping, small closed tears and associated creases, one-inch closed tear on lower edge, spine slightly sunned, cover is bright and clean. This is a good-looking copy. Shipping charges are calculated for a standard parcel under 1 kg. Additional charges will apply for heavier shipments, but not until the customer agrees. Canadian customers, please note that applicable sales taxes will be added. Please contact us with any questions you might have. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good+/Good+. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$18.00

Confusion, The - Volume II of The Baroque Cycle
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Confusion, The - Volume II of The Baroque Cycle

By Stephenson, Neal

New York: William Morrow/Harper Collins, 2004 Signed limited edition, #376/1000. Brown cloth with gilt titling on spine, gilt decoration and illustration on spine and front, endpapers are maps - different each end, brown and white frontispiece, 815 pages. Book is in a slip case, also covered in brown cloth with a cut-out that frames the illustration on the front cover. Signed by Author. Limited/Numbered/Signed First Edition. Hard Cover. As New. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$240.00

Mbawe or The Black Gorilla: A Grerat American Fantasy

By Granger, Ray

London: Polymath Limited first edition #53/1000, signed by author. "MBAWE is linear in presentation and circular in form. Its motion is spiral, its mood is satire, and its place the heartland of American myth." Black soft cover with red and white titling and illustration, signed and numbered on title page which is the reverse of the front cover, black and white drawings throughout, 127 pages. Cover has light edge wear, light shelf wear, a few tiny pale specks on text block edges. Book is clean , bright and tight. Shipping charges are calculated for a standard parcel under 1 kg. Additional charges will apply for heavier shipments, but not until the customer agrees. Canadian customers, please note that applicable sales taxes will be added. Please contact us with any questions you might have. Signed by Author. First Edition, Signed & Numbered. Soft Cover. Good+ to Very Good-. Illus. by Thorne, Tony, Duncal Holmes, & Keith Moyes. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$25.00

Anne in the Periwinkle Patch

By Hagemeyer, Dora

Carmel-by-the-Sea, Ca: Carmel Pine Cone Press, 1945 Book is limited to 250 autographed copies of which this is #34. A collection of eighteen poems. Pale blue hard cover, dark blue illustration and titling from a wood or linocut, silver speckles over all, signed and numbered on last page, leading text block edge untrimmed, 39 pages. Spine and ajacent front edge as well as rear edge are sunned, light wear to spine ends and corners, some small specks of discolouration, text block edges slightly darkened, first and last free end papers foxed, occasional pale foxing spots in text near page edges. This is a very attractive little book - cover is generally clean and bright, binding is tight. Shipping charges are calculated for a standard parcel under 1 kg. Additional charges will apply for heavier shipments, but not until the customer agrees. Canadian customers, please note that applicable sales taxes will be added. Please contact us with any questions you might have. Signed by Author. Limited/Numbered/Signed. Hard Cover. Very Good-. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$38.00

Eli and the Tiger

By Van Blair, Bruce

New York: Vantage Press, 1974 A story about friendship between an elephant named Eli, and a tiger named Tim, which the author originally wrote for this own children. Dark blue hard cover with gilt titling on spine, inscribed by author on half-title page, frontispiece is a black and white map, 176 pages. Cover has light wear to spine ends and corners. Dust jacket, which is not price-clipped, has light edge wear, particularly to spine ends, and light shelf wear, there is a one-inch stain to upper spine end. This is a handsome copy - clean, bright and tight. Shipping charges are calculated for a standard parcel under 1 kg. Additional charges will apply for heavier shipments, but not until the customer agrees. Canadian customers, please note that applicable sales taxes will be added. Please contact us with any questions you might have. Inscribed By Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good+ to Very Good-/Good+ to Very Good-. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$25.00

Pass By the Sea
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Pass By the Sea

By Strathern, Paul

London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1968 The protagonist joins the SS Circe, an old cargo boat, and plunges himself into the harsh realities of life at sea. Blue hard cover with gilt titling on spine, 223 pages. Lower front corner lightly bumped, small spot of discolouration on back, upper edge very slightly sunned. Dust jacket, which is not price-clipped, has edge wear with chipping and small open and closed tears; it is bright and clean. The dust jacket is now protected by a clear brodart cover. This is a handsome book - clean, bright and tight. Shipping charges are calculated for a standard parcel under 1 kg. Additional charges will apply for heavier shipments, but not until the customer agrees. Canadian customers, please note that applicable sales taxes will be added. Please contact us with any questions you might have. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good-/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$99.00

Okee: The Story of an Otter in the House

By Wisbeski, Dorothy Gross

New York: Farrar, Straus and Company, 1964 Introduction by Joseph A. Davis, Jr., Curator of Mammals, New York Zoological Park. This is the story of a family who keeps a South American otter as a pet. Blue cloth with gilt titling on spine, brown end papers, black and white frontispiece, illustrated with black and white photographs, 246 pages. Text block edges have some small, pale marks. Dust jacket, which is price-clipped, has edge wear with chipping, small closed tears and associated creases, two-inch closed tear to bottom front edge, spine and edges slightly darkened. Shipping charges are calculated for a standard parcel under 1 kg. Additional charges will apply for heavier shipments, but not until the customer agrees. Canadian customers, please note that applicable sales taxes will be added. Please contact us with any questions you might have. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good-/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾".

$45.00

Travel Notes (From Here - to there)

By Crawford, Stanley G.

London, U.K.: Jonathan Cape, 1967 "Travel Notes draws on the inventiveness of the subconscious to plot a man's voyage of self-discovery, a journey which flows across outrageous landscapes towards grotesque monuments." Grey cloth with gilt titling on spine, 186 pages. Dust jacket, which is not price-clipped, has shelf wear, slightly darkened at edges, colour on spine slightly faded, otherwise this little volume is in nice condition - clean, bright and tight. Shipping charges are calculated for a standard parcel under 1 kg. Additional charges will apply for heavier shipments, but not until the customer agrees. Canadian customers, please note that applicable sales taxes will be added. Please contact us with any questions you might have. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good-. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$45.00

Alibi

By Kroetsch, Robert

Don Mills, Ontario: Stoddart, 1983 Kroetsch's seventh novel set in Europe and North America. Black cloth, gilt titling to spine, red endpapers, 239 pages. Minor edge wear, a very small black mark to bottom of textblock edge. Dust jacket shows light age darkening, light edge and shelf wear, some fraying to top of spine. It is now protected in a Brodart cover. Shipping charges are calculated for a standard parcel under 1 kg. Additional charges will apply for heavier shipments, but not until the customer agrees. Canadian customers, please note that applicable sales taxes will be added. Please contact us with any questions you might have. First Edition. Half-Leather. Very Good/Very Good-. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$17.00

Apprenticeship of Doctor Laverty, The
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Apprenticeship of Doctor Laverty, The

By Taylor, Patrick

Toronto, Canada: Insomniac Press, 2004 A signed first edition of Patrick Taylor's third book of fiction, The Apprenticeship of Doctor Laverty, which is "evocative of an earlier, innocent time...drawing us into the life of a small Irish village." Illustrated black and white soft cover with black and white titling, 312 pages. Cover has minor shelf wear, owner's name in ink on end paper, otherwise book is clean, bright and tight. Shipping charges are calculated for a standard parcel under 1 kg. Additional charges will apply for heavier shipments, but not until the customer agrees. Canadian customers, please note that applicable sales taxes will be added. Please contact us with any questions you might have. Signed by Author. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$65.00

The Two Saplings

By De La Roche, Mazo

London: MacMillan &co. Ltd, 1942 This is not an addition to de la Roche's Whiteoaks series, but a "story of two families, English and american, on whom circumstances have played a strange prank which might have had unhappy consequences." Green cloth with gilt titling on spine, 215 pages. Corners lightly bumped, light pressure mark on upper and lower front edges, text block edges have foxing spots, upper and leading edges are darkened, owner's name in ink on end paper, small pencil notation on rear free and fixed end papers. Dust jacket, which is price-clipped, has light edge wear, foxing spots, edges and spine slightly faded, but is clean and bright. This is a nice-looking copy. Shipping charges are calculated for a standard parcel under 1 kg. Additional charges will apply for heavier shipments, but not until the customer agrees. Canadian customers, please note that applicable sales taxes will be added. Please contact us with any questions you might have. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good+/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$21.00

Mistress of Roseburn

By Eskew, Roderick K.

New York: Vantage Press Inc., 1982 Book is Number 210 of 500 copies, signed by the author. "This is a story of the lives of some families who lived in Scotland during the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries and of a remarkable woman who profoundly influenced the development of printing in Scotland. Except for some minor characters, all were real and lived in the times and places described." Black hard cover with silver titling on spine, signed by author on end papers, brief historical background, fold-out genealogical chart, epilogue, bibliography, 175 pages. Multiple light foxing spots on textblock edges and first and last end papers, page 18 has a correction in ink. Dust jacket has edge wear with a half inch closed tear, shelf wear, spine and part of front are sunned, light foxing spots. Shipping charges are calculated for a standard parcel under 1 kg. Additional charges will apply for heavier shipments, but not until the customer agrees. Canadian customers, please note that applicable sales taxes will be added. Please contact us with any questions you might have. Signed by Author. Limited/Numbered/Signed First Edition. Hard Cover. Good+/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$28.00

Spaces in Between, The - Selected Poems 1965-2001
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Spaces in Between, The - Selected Poems 1965-2001

By Scobie, Stephen

Edmonton, Alberta: NeWest Press, 2003 SIGNED by author. Book contains a selection of poems from most of Scobie's more than twenty books, concentrating on the traditional lyric form, as well as some previously unpublished poems. Colourfully illustrated tan soft cover with white and brown titling on front, brown titling on spine, 163 pages. This is a very attractive book - clean, bright and tight. Shipping charges are calculated for a standard parcel under 1 kg. Additional charges will apply for heavier shipments, but not until the customer agrees. Canadian customers, please note that applicable sales taxes will be added. Please contact us with any questions you might have. Signed by Author. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good+. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$20.00

Bright Wings
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Bright Wings

By Laurence, Elsie Fry

Don Mills, Ontario: Longmans Canada Ltd., 1964 Signed first edition, story revolves around the family of a United Church minister and is set in the little town of Bradley, B.C. Red cloth with black titling on spine, 240 pages. Corners lightly bumped, a few tiny specks on text block edge, there is a very faint stain on upper text block edge which does not appear to have penetrated to any page, book is clean, bright and tight. Dust jacket has edge wear which includes some chipping and small creases, spine is lightly sunned, jacket is clean and bright. Shipping charges are calculated for a standard parcel under 1 kg. Additional charges will apply for heavier shipments, but not until the customer agrees. Canadian customers, please note that applicable sales taxes will be added. Please contact us with any questions you might have. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good-/Good+. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$32.00

Uprooted Heather: A Story of the Selkirk Settlers
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Uprooted Heather: A Story of the Selkirk Settlers

By Cavaick, Wemyss

Vancouver, BC, Canada: Mitchell Press Limited, 1967 The story depicting a part of Scottish and Canadian history tells about David and Jeannie Grant who lost their Highland crofts and made their way westward to a new and wild country - Canada. Blue cloth, gilt titling to spine, illustrated endpapers, inscribed and signed by author to half title page, 221 pages. Several faint dark spots to top of textblock edge. Dust jacket shows some wear and tear, corners chipped, a two and half inch closed tear, creases to back, sunning to spine. Shipping charges are calculated for a standard parcel under 1 kg. Additional charges will apply for heavier shipments, but not until the customer agrees. Canadian customers, please note that applicable sales taxes will be added. Please contact us with any questions you might have. Inscribed By Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good -. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$21.00

Du Cote De Chez Swann
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Du Cote De Chez Swann

By Proust, Marcel

Paris: Bernard Grasset, 1914 In French. Bound by G. Fox of 5 George Street, Manchester Square, City of Westminster as stated with a small stamp to back of ffep. Early printing with 1913 colophon and 1914 stated on title page. Brown cloth with brown leather spine, raised bands and gilt titling to spine, gilt to top of textblock edge, marbled endpapers, some pages still uncut, 523 pages plus table of content. Some edge wear such as rubbing to corners and edges especially the leather part with some scratches and a tight closed split to bottom of front, front hinge is split for three quarters. While nothing appears to be missing, a remnant between the title page leaf and the dedication page suggests something might have been removed. An ink spot to textblock edge page 489 to 504 with an eighth of an inch bleeding into pages. Shipping charges are calculated for a standard parcel under 1 kg. Additional charges will apply for heavier shipments, but not until the customer agrees. Canadian customers, please note that applicable sales taxes will be added. Please contact us with any questions you might have. First Edition. Quarter Leather. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$3200.00

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