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THE CALL OF THE COUGAR. Illustrated by Lucy Gee

by LLOYD-OWEN, Frances

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Published
1941
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First printing
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London: Harrap. 1941. First printing. Hardcover. Green cloth. Page edges tanned, top half of spine faded, VG otherwise. Dust jacket lacks top half of spine, large chip to upper inner corner of rear panel, small chips to lower edge of front panel; fair. A novel for younger readers about ranching in British Columbia. Watters p 329. Viola… Read more
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WIGGLE TO THE LAUNDROMAT. Illustrated by Charles Pachter.

by LEE, Dennis

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Published
1970
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780887700620
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$125.00

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Toronto: New Press. 1970. First Edition. Hardcover. 0887700624 . The deluxe issue, an edition of only 50 copies, numbered and signed in pencil by Dennis Lee and Charles Pachter, this copy is out of series and not numbered (but signed). Pictorial cloth without jacket, as issued; red pastedowns; text printed on beige paper, black and white illustrations… Read more
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WISDOM FROM NONSENSE LAND. Afterword by P.K. Page

by PAGE, R.& L. (P.K.Page)

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Published
2001
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First printing
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Victoria, BC: Porcépic Books. 2001. First printing. Softcover. Inscribed by contributor; Glossy card covers with flaps. Inscribed by P.K. Page to her old friend Connie Rooke. Fine copy. Colour and b&w illustrations, photo of P.K.'s father. Reproduction of book made by hand by her parents Rose and Lionel Page in 1918 for the guidance of herself … Read more
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TRAVELLING MUSICIANS. Illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton

by PAGE, P.K., retold by

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Published
1991
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First printing
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Toronto: Kids Can Press. 1991. First printing. Hardcover. Inscribed by Author; Glossy pictorial boards. Colour illustrations. Fine copy. Adapted from Grimm's The Musicians of Bremen. Inscribed by the author to a fellow Canadian author, editor, academic, and good friend "to the Childe____, with love from her play mate. P.K.", also signed as P.K. Page. ; Oblong… Read more
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THE GOAT THAT FLEW. Illustrated by Marika Gal

by PAGE, P.K.

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Published
1993
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First printing
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Victoria, BC: Beach Holme. 1993. First printing. Hardcover. Blue boards, 40 pp, colour illustrations. Fine in fine jacket. ; Quarto .
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THE YOUNG GORDONS IN CANADA

by SANFORD, Mary Bourchier

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Presumed first printing
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$85.00

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London: Religious Tract Society, no date [1913].. Presumed first printing. Hardcover. Octavo. Red cloth decorated in black & olive with colour pictorial label to front cover. pp (287), [1], (16, ads) + colour frontispiece with tissue guard and one other colour plate. Light foxing to page edges, some yellowing and foxing to pages adjacent to the plates.… Read more
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THE LINK BETWEEN THE OCEANS

by NEATBY, Leslie H.

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Published
1960
Edition
First Edition
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$16.95

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Toronto: Longmans, Green. 1960. First Edition. Hardcover. Cream boards, decorated endpapers. pp 139. Illustration and two maps in text. Fine in fine jacket. Number 2 in the Canadian Pageant series for younger readers. Story of Commander Robert McClure's four year search for Sir John Franklin and his successful discovery of the North-West Passage. ; Octavo .… Read more
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A SPIDER DANCED A COSY JIG. Illustrated by Milo Malish. Edited by Elspeth Cameron

by LAYTON, Irving

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Published
1984
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First printing
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Toronto: Stoddart. 1984. First printing. Hardcover. Octavo, glossy illustrated boards without jacket, as issued. pp [32], unpaged. Colour illustrations. Ink gift inscription, else fine. Poetry for children. .
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THE HONEY DRUM: Seven Tales from Arab Lands

by MacEWEN, Gwendolyn

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Published
1973
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First printing
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Oakville, Ontario: Mosaic Press. 1973. First printing. Hardcover. Orange boards without jacket, as issued. pp 77. Fine copy, of the uncommon hardcover issue. For younger readers. ; Octavo .
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TIMOTHY AND THE DRAGON'S GATE

by KRESS, Adrienne

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Published
2008
Edition
First printing
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New York: Weinstein Books. 2008. First printing. Hardcover.. Inscribed by Author; Black cloth and red boards. Fine in fine jacket, inscribed by the author. Children's fantasy novel by a Canadian author.; Octavo.; Signed by Author .
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THE ANIMATED PINOCCHIO

by MERRILL, Marion

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Published
1945
Edition
First Edition
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New York: Citadel Press. 1945. First Edition. Hardcover. Colour illustrated boards with red wire binding. pp [32], illustrated in colour, with all movables intact and unworn. Minor rubbing to spine ends, else fine. Dust jacket has a few short tears to front panel, spine with light rubbing and tiny chips to ends, VG and bright otherwise, One… Read more
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THE ORPHAN BOY . Illustrated by Paul Moriin (signed)

by MOLLEL, Tololwa

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Published
1992
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Toronto: Oxford, (1992). 1992. Hardcover. Inscribed by Illustrator; Fourth printing (first was 1990). Glossy pictorial boards. pp [32]. Fine copy. Inscribed by the illustrator "To Shari, best wishes, Paul Morin". Winner of the 1990 Governor General's Award for illustration and the Canada Council Children's Literature Prize. Excellent colour illustrations. A story of the Maasai by a… Read more
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UNGAVA: A Tale of Esquimaux-Land. With Illustrations by the author.

by BALLANTYNE, Robert Michael (R.M. Ballantyne)

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London: Thomas Nelson, no date. Hardcover. Later printing ca late 1870s-1880 (first was in 1858). Green pictorial cloth stamped in black, gilt, and blind. pp viii, (9)-509, (1), (2, ads) + frontispiece and illlustrated half-title with tissue guard + 6 other plates. Slight wear to foot of spine; one inch cloth split to rear bottom … Read more
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"SKIPPER": the story of a dog

by WALKER, M. Benson

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Published
1930
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First printing
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New York: Crowell, c1930. 1930. First printing. Hardcover. Orange pictorial cloth stamped in black, black and white. pp (12), 238, [2] + 4 colour plates. Cracked inner hinges neatly repaired, spine faintly darkened, else a fine, bright copy. A sequel to his book SCOTTIE. ; Octavo .
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THE WHALE PEOPLE. Drawings by Mary Weiler

by HAIG-BROWN, Roderick

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Published
1962
Edition
First Canadian issue
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London: Collins. 1962. First Canadian issue. Hardcover. Octavo. Green boards. Yellowing to page edges and to inner margins of free endpapers, else fine, no owner names. Dust jacket has small chips, rubbing, internal tape repair; good, flap price intact. The flap price of $2.95 signifies that this was an issue for the Canadian market. A novel … Read more
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Uncle Jacob's ghost story

by Kushner, Donn

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Published
1984
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First printing
ISBN
9780771598067
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Toronto: Macmillan. 1984. First printing. Hardcover. 0771598068 . Beige boards. pp 132. Fine in fine jacket. ; Octavo .
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Take the Big Picture

by Reaney, James

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Published
1986
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First printing
ISBN
9780889840874
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Erin, ON: Porcupine's Quill. 1986. First printing. Softcover. 0889840873 . Card covers. pp (175). Small soft corner crease to front cover and first leaf, else fine. A comic novel for children. ; Octavo .
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Toronto: Stoddart. 1996. Hardcover. 0773729917 . Second printing. Glossy pictorial boards. Ink owner name, else fine in fine jacket. A book for children quoting the text of the poem and giving some historical background, with colour illustrations and reproductions of archival material throughout. 1996 CLA Honour Book. First published by Lester Publishing in 1995. Note: lighter… Read more
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New York / Boston: C.S. Francis / Crosby, Nichols, 1853 (for 1852). 1856. Hardcover. Early US printing. 12mo. Original red morocco grain cloth decorated in blind on front and rear cover, spine lettered and illustrated in gilt. pp [2] 376, (20, Francis ads, [2] + frontispiece and illustrated title with tissue guard + 4 other plates. Spine… Read more
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La vengeance des hommes de bonne volonté. Dessins de Marcel Martin.

by Aubry, Claude, 1914-84

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Published
1944
Edition
First printing
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Montréal: Fides. 1944. First printing. Softcover. Card covers, pp 70. Tanning to covers and text paper; tear to top margin of three leaves from careless opening, otherwise the leaves are unopened; corner creases to covers; VG otherwise. This was Canadian scholar and frequent reviewer of French-Canadian literature W.E. Collin's copy. It has his catalogue card laid… Read more
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