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HOME BREW - Short Stories
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HOME BREW - Short Stories

By Brown, Angus

Toronto: Beat Raven Publishers, 1984. 73 pp. Trade paperback format. Signed by Angus Brown on the half-title page. Light wear on the corners with an uncreased spine; aside from the author's signature, no interior markings. This short story collection contains: One for the Road; Morning by the Lake; Jim Happy; Gino Toleti; John Foy; Simon in the City; Alex Sikorski; Tom Wark; Lieutenant Siddenham; Unemployed; and Schizanthus.. Signed by Author. First Printing. Soft Cover. Very Good. Illus. by Tresa Allen;. 8vo.

$14.95

THE SOUTHERN REPORTER - Stories
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THE SOUTHERN REPORTER - Stories

By Corrington, John William

Baton Rouge, Louisiana: Louisiana State University Press, 1981. 192 pp. Black cloth lettered in gilt on the spine; headband; beige endpapers. Edge and corner wear on the dustjacket with a short tear on the upper left of the front panel; price clipped; no interior markings. This collection contains: The Man Who Slept with Women; Nothing Succeeds; A Day in Thy Court; The Great Pumpkin; and The Southern Reporter.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good-.

$9.95

LETTERS FROM AMERICA
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LETTERS FROM AMERICA

By Brooke, Rupert (preface by Henry James)

London: Sidgwick and Jackson, 1987. 222 pp. Dark brown cloth with gilt lettering on the spine. Light wear at the corners of the dustjacket; price intact; no interior markings. Immediately before the outbreak of the First World War, Rupert Brooke sailed to North America, visiting both Canada and the United States, before ending his journey in Samoa. The letters he wrote during this trip are filled with characteristic wit and charm: he was quick to observe and ever ready to identify with his surroundings. And Brooke's intelligence and sensitivity shine through these letters.... Later Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.

$9.95

RUSSIAN NIGHTS - A Novel
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RUSSIAN NIGHTS - A Novel

By Odoevsky, V. F. (translated from the Russian by Olga Olienikov and Ralph E. Matlaw)

New York: E. P. Dutton - Dutton Paperbacks, 1965. 255 pp. Edge and corner wear with creasing on the front hinge and an uncreased spine; some minor discolouration on the endpapers; no other interior markings. Cover art by Jim McMullan. Russian Nights remains a significant philosophical contribution and work of art, summarizing intellectual and political currents during two turbulent decades in the 1800s and expressing imaginatively the quest for ultimate knowledge and perfect communication. An important work in Russian literature.. First Paperback Printing. Soft Cover. Very Good. Illus. by Jim McMullan;.

$9.95

FAMOUS LAST WORDS
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FAMOUS LAST WORDS

By Findley, Timothy

Toronto: Penguin Books, 1984. 396 pp. Personalized inscription on the title page by Timothy Findley. Light edge and corner wear with some minor creasing on the spine; aside from the author's inscription, no interior markings. Cover art by Dennis Noble. Said the Toronto Star, "Famous Last Words is part thriller, part horror story, it's also a meditation on history and the human soul and it is Findley's fine achievement that he has combined these elements into a web that constantly surprises and astounds the reader...". Signed by Author. Second Printing. Paperback. Very Good. Illus. by Dennis Noble;.

$14.95

THE SPECTACLE AT THE TOWER
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THE SPECTACLE AT THE TOWER

By Hofmann, Gert (translated by Christopher Middleton)

New York: Fromm International Publishing, 1989. 232 pp. Trade paperback format. Light wear on the corners with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. The telling of every moment is a tour de force, a timely introduction to English-speaking readers of an important German novelist. An unbearable mixture of dread and insight, the stuff of which nightmares are made.. First Printing - First Thus. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo.

$9.95

GONE WITH THE WIND - with - LOST LAYSEN
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GONE WITH THE WIND - with - LOST LAYSEN

By Mitchell, Margaret

New York: Macmillan; Scribner - Charles Scribner's Sons, 1991. 719, 127 pp. Lost Laysen is actually a first edition; Gone with the Wind is the book club edition. Wind has blue boards lettered in black on the spine; blue upper edge; headband. Lost Laysen is quarter-bound in beige cloth on pale blue boards; lettered in gilt on the spine; headband; decorated endpapers. Both books have light wear on the corners of the dustjacket Gone with the Wind has a few small nicks around the edges; no interior markings; Lost Laysen has the price intact. Most of Margaret Mitchell's papers were destroyed when she died in 1949 and it was thought that Gone with the Wind was her only work. Over half a century later, the son of Ms Mitchell's suitor discovered this novel amongst all her intimate letters and photographs. Suddenly, Margaret Mitchell's output has doubled.... First and Book Club Editions. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo. Author's First and Second Book.

$39.95

RED WOLF, RED WOLF
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RED WOLF, RED WOLF

By Kinsella, W. P.

Toronto: Collins, 1987. 182 pp. Red boards lettered in gilt on the spine; headband. Light wear at the corners of the dustjacket with a crease on the front flap; no interior markings. The Village Voice said, "Kinsella's style functions to get you some place, not just point at itself. He has learned from Twain, has studied Hemingway... the talent that lifts up off these pages is special." And the New York Times said, "Kinsella defines a world in which magic and reality combine to make us laugh and think about the perceptions we take for granted." This story collection contains: Something to Think About; Lieberman in Love; Driving Patterns; Elvis Bound; Oh Marley; Truth and History; Evangeline's Mother; Billy in Trinidad; Apartheid; Butterfly Winter; For Zoltan Who Sings; Mother Tucker's Yellow Duck; and Red Wolf, Red Wolf.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.

$14.95

DROPPED THREADS - What We Aren't Told
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DROPPED THREADS - What We Aren't Told

By Shields, Carol; Anderson, Marjorie (editors) (Joan Barfoot; Lorna Crozier; Isabel Huggan; Anne Hart; Bonnie Burnard; Susan Lightstone; Marni Jackson;

Toronto: Vintage Books - Canada, 2001. (x) 358 pp. Trade paperback format. Light wear at the corners with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. Wraparound cover art by Katrina Koven. When Carol Shields and Marjorie Anderson began asking other women - friends, colleagues, family members - what experiences had amazed them, disappointed them, caught them unprepared, the responses were immediate. Many women reacted as though this question was something they had been waiting to be asked, for years. Silences had been observed - and needed to be broken. This anthology contains: Starch Salt Chocolate Wine by Joan Barfoot; What Stays in the Family by Lorna Corzier; Notes on a Piece for Carol by Isabel Huggan; Lettuce Turnip and Pea by Anne Hart; Casseroles by Bonnie Burnard; Hope for the Best - Expect the Worst by Susan Lightstone; Tuck Me In - Redefining Attachment Between Mothers and Sons by Marni Jackson; How Do I Look by Joan Clark; Victory by Claudia Casper; Middle Aged Musing on Retirement by Janet E. Bradley; The Imaginary Woman by Betty Jane Wylie; Life's Curves by Rosalie Benoit Weaver; Old Age by June Callwood; Grace After Pressure by Jaqueline McLeod Rogers; If You Can't Say Something Nice Don't Say Anything at All by Margaret Atwood; Gilding the Dark Shades by Charlotte Gray; Mrs Jones by Lily Redmond; Edited Version by Isla James; Just a Part by Deborah Schnitzer; A Father's Faith by Miriam Toews; One Woman's Experience with the Ecstatic by Martha Brooks; Seeing by Sharon Butala; Birth Death and the Eleusinian Mysteries by Margaret Shaw-MacKinnon; Speechless by Eleanor Wachtel; Juliet by Helen Fogwill Porter; Hidden in the Hand by Renate Schulz; Wild Roses by Katherine Govier; Reflections from Cyberspace by Carol Hussa Harvey and Katherine C. H. Gardiner; I Have Blinds Now by Sandy Frances Duncan; The Joys of Belly Dancing by Katherine Martens; Politics: Is it a Woman's Game by The Honourable Sharon Carstairs; The Anger of Young Men by Blanche Howard; Still Life with Power by Anne Giardini; and The Worth of Women's Work by Nina Lee Colwill.. First Printing - First Thus. Soft Cover. Very Good. Illus. by Katrina Koven;. 8vo.

$19.95

THE SHORT STORIES OF F. SCOTT FITZGERALD - A New Collection
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THE SHORT STORIES OF F. SCOTT FITZGERALD - A New Collection

By Fitzgerald, F. Scott (edited by Matthew J. Bruccoli)

New York: Scribners - Charles Scribner's Sons, 1989. (xix) 776 pp. Trade paperback format. Edge and corner wear with a faintly creased spine; no interior markings. This story collection contains: Foreword by Charles Scribner III; Preface by Matthew J. Bruccoli; Head and Shoulders; Bernice Bobs Her Hair; The Ice Palace; The Offshore Pirate; May Day; The Jelly Bean; The Curious Case of Benjamin Button; The Diamond as Big as the Ritz; Winter Dreams; Dice, Brassknuckles and Guitar; Absolution; Rags Martin-Jones and the Pr-nce of W-les; The Sensible Thing; Love in the Night; The Rich Boy; Jacob's Ladder; A Short Trip Home; The Bowl; The Captured Shadow; Basil and Cleopatra; The Last of the Belles; Majesty; At Your Age; The Swimmers; Two Wrongs; First Blood; Emotional Bankruptcy; The Bridal Party; One Trip Abroad; The Hotel Child; Babylon Revisited; A New Leaf; A Freeze Out; Six of One; What a Handsome Pair; Crazy Sunday; More Than Just a House; Afternoon of an Author; Financing Finnegan; The Lost Decade; Boil Some Water - Lots of It; Last Kiss; and Dearly Beloved.. First Printing - First Thus. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo.

$24.95

JALNA: Building of Jalna; Morning at Jalna; Mary Wakefield; Young Renny; Whiteoak Heritage; The Whiteoak Brothers; Jalna; Whiteoaks; Finch's Fortune; Master; Whiteoak Harvest; Wakefield's Course; Return ; Renny's Daughter; Variable Winds; Centenary
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JALNA: Building of Jalna; Morning at Jalna; Mary Wakefield; Young Renny; Whiteoak Heritage; The Whiteoak Brothers; Jalna; Whiteoaks; Finch's Fortune; Master; Whiteoak Harvest; Wakefield's Course; Return ; Renny's Daughter; Variable Winds; Centenary

By de la Roche, Mazo

Toronto and London: Macmillan and Co., 1948. All sixteen Jalna novels are here in hardcover editions published by Macmillan, some from England and some from Canada. Finch's Fortune is without a dustjacket; Jalna is missing the front free endpaper; all the rest have dustjackets in protective mylar with wear at the corners and some chipping around the edges and at the head and foot of the spines; many have been price clipped; Morning At Jalna, Mary Wakefield, Finch's Fortune and The Master of Jalna all have a previous owner's name inside; no other interior markings. To be clear, the books here are: 1: Building of Jalna; 2: Morning at Jalna; 3: Mary Wakefield; 4: Young Renny; 5: Whiteoak Heritage; 6: The Whiteoak Brothers; 7: Jalna; 8: Whiteoaks; 9: Finch's Fortune; 10: Master of Jalna; 11: Whiteoak Harvest; 12: Wakefield's Course; 13: Return to Jalna; 14: Renny's Daughter; 15: Variable Winds at Jalna; and 16: Centenary at Jalna. Jalnas was first filmed in 1935, directed by John Cromwell and starring Kay Johnson, Ian Hunter, C. Aubrey Smith, Nigel Bruce, David Manners, and a host of others. . First and Later Printings. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good-. 8vo.

$249.95

ROPER'S ROW
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ROPER'S ROW

By Deeping, Warwick

Toronto: The Ryerson Press, 1929. 423 pp. Black cloth lettered in black on the spine. Light wear on the corners of the dustjacket with some foxing on the dj and around the edges of the text block; previous owner's name inside. This is the story of Chris Hazzard, of his battle against circumstances, of his despair, of his love, and of his final rise to fame. Deeping's own experiences in the world of medicine aid him in drawing an unforgettable picture of the struggles, trials and sacrifices which are demanded of whoever would rest a leading place among surgeons and physicians of a great city.. First Printing - First Thus. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.

$14.95

ACCORDING TO JAKE AND THE KID
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ACCORDING TO JAKE AND THE KID

By Mitchell, W. O.

Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1989. (xi) 280 pp. Burgundy boards lettered in gilt on the spine; headband. Light rubbing on the corners of the dustjacket; no interior markings. This story collection contains: Elbow Room; Gettin' Born; Jackrabbit Baby; Jake and the Medicine Man; King of All the Country; Well Well Well; Lo The Noble Redskin; The Man Who Came to Rummy; Mind Over Madam; Old Fakers Never Die; Going to a Fire; Will of the People; The Face Is Familiar; Political Dynamite; and The Young and the Old of It.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good+/Very Good+. 8vo.

$9.95

IPHIGENIA; PHAEDRA; ATHALIAH
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IPHIGENIA; PHAEDRA; ATHALIAH

By Racine, Jean (translated by John Cairncross)

Middlesex, England: Penguin Books, 1986. 317 pp. All three titles in a single volume: Iphigenia; Phaedra; and Athaliah. Light edge and corner wear with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. The cover features a portrait of Racine at Versailles. Racine's plays sever all ties with formal proprieties of Baroque drama, emphasizing instead that there is often nothing that can control the course of men's passion, assuage their suffering, or change their destiny. Writing under the auspices of France's radical and omnipotent king, Louis XIV, Racine created settings that reflect all the aura and majesty of his monarch's rule. But within this framework, he developed themes of ruthless and unrelenting tragedy, and he did so in language of a froce, vigour and eloquent simplicity that has never been equalled in French drama.. Later Printing. Paperback. Very Good+.

$7.95

THE MALICE OF MEN
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THE MALICE OF MEN

By Deeping, Warwick

Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1938. 416 pp. Turquoise cloth lettered in black on the front panel and spine; turquoise upper edge. Light chipping on the corners of the dustjacket and at the head and foot of the spine; a few short tears with associated creasing on the rear panel. The Times Globe in Saint John wrote, "Here is romance, tragedy and happiness in such a tale as only Warwick Deeping could write and keep his readers interested throughout. That all the world loves a lover was never more delectably set forth. Here is suspense and good planning. The result is a story that one must finish no matter how urgent the work at hand." And the Vancouver Sun, "Warwick Deeping has the ability to enter into the problems of his fellow men, to feel with them despair, dawning hope and uncertainty blossoming into achievement; he shapes characters that live and breathe, the easy flowing style and the continued suspense of unique situations make his novels quite irresistible...". First Printing - First Thus. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good-. 8vo.

$14.95

LITERATURE IN CANADA - Volume 1 and Volume 2
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LITERATURE IN CANADA - Volume 1 and Volume 2

By Daymond, Douglas; Monkman, Leslie

Toronto: Gage Educational Publishing Limited, 1978. (x, xii) 484, 761 pp. Trade paperback format. Both volumes have been signed on the title pages by Douglas Daymond and Leslie Monkman. Both books have light edge and corner wear with faint creasing on the spines; aside from author's signatures, no interior markings. There are far too many listings here to present them all but some of the highlights go from Jacques Cartier and Samuel Hearne, from Stephen Leacock and Robert Service to E. J. Pratt and Morley Callaghan, to Earle Birney, Thomas Raddall, Robertson Davies, Al Purdy, Milton Acorn, Margaret Atwood, Michael Ondaatje and Leonard Cohen, and scores of others. . Signed by Authors. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo.

$59.95

THE GREAT TRANSFER
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THE GREAT TRANSFER

By Yanovsky, V. S.

New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1974. 185 pp. Blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spine; blue upper edge. Light wear on the corners of the dustjacket; price clipped; small ink mark on the upper edge near the spine; no interior markings. Dj by Loretta Trezzo. In this luminous metaphysical novel, Yanovsky has created a modern fairy tale - the story of a quest that seeks an answer to the persistent riddle of life: What is the meaning of death? Where do we go when we die? Nowhere? Anywhere? This narrative is at once comic and tragic, immediate and timeless.... First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Loretta Trezzo;. 8vo.

$9.95

DICKENS FOLK - Sam Weller - Hodder and Stoughton Feather Weights
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DICKENS FOLK - Sam Weller - Hodder and Stoughton Feather Weights

By Dickens, Charles

London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1913. Unpaginated. Bound with a staple and red yarn; pasted-on colour pictorial on the front cover; decorated in gilt. Rubbed at the corners with a small stain on the lower front cover and a crease on the front pictorial; tipped in colour plate on the back of the title page. Illustrated with line drawings on alternating pages with the text. Featuring Sam Weller from Dickens' first novel, Pickwick Papers.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. 16mo.

$9.95

THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
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THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME

By Hugo, Victor

London: Chapman and Hall, 1874. 466 pp. This is actually undated but a previous owner's name and date - April 9, 1874 - are on the title page. At some point, this was laminated to protect the artwork on the front cover and spine, although the book was well-worn by the time the lamination was added. Pictorial boards with edge and corner wear and rubbing on the panels; the front hinge is tight and the rear hinge is a bit loose with a gutter that is starting to split, showing the cheesecloth beneath; the front gutter is intact. This was first filmed in 1923, directed by Wallace Worsley and starring Lon Chaney as Quasimodo, with Patsy Ruth Miller, Norman Kerry, Kate Lester, and a host of others. In 1996, an animated version was released by Disney, directed by Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise, starring Tom Hulce as Quasimodo, along with Jason Alexander, Mary Kay Bergman, Kevin Kline, Demi Moore, David Ogden Stiers, and many others.. Later Printing. Hardcover. Good Only. 12mo.

$39.95

SWAN SONG - The Forsyte Saga
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SWAN SONG - The Forsyte Saga

By Galsworthy, John

London: White Circle - Collins, 1937. 285 pp. Paperback in a dustjacket. The Sixpenny Edition of the Forsyte Saga Novels, unabridged, not numbered. Wear on the corners of the dustjacket with chipping at the head and foot of the spine and a few small chips around the edges; the dj is missing the rear flap; light edge and corner wear with some very minor creasing on the spine of the book; no interior markings. In popularity on British television, The Forsyte Saga was right there with Upstairs, Downstairs and Downton Abbey. Directed by David Giles and James Cellan Jones, it was filmed in 1967, starring Eric Porter, Margaret Tyzack, Nyree Dawn Porter, and a host of others.. First Paperback Printing. Paperback. Very Good/Good Only.

$9.95

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