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SCRIVENER, Summer 1983

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Seller ID: 013791


Contains material from Lesley Choyce, George Elliott Clarke, M. Anne Mitton, Don Polson, Peter Van Toorn, and many others. Wanda Taylor interviews John Hirsch, the Artist Director at Stratford. Mitton has signed her story ("For Brian---/Anne"). 32 pages, illustrated. Moderate general wear. View more info

THE FIDDLEHEAD, Summer 1984, No. 140

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Fredericton, University of New Brunswick/St. Thomas University,: 1984

Inscription: Signed by Contributor

Seller ID: 013793


Contains fiction by Sheila Delaney, Bruce Hunter (misidentified on the cover as Douglas Hunter), Margot Livesey (misspelled on the cover as Livesay). D.A. Leyden and M. Anne Mitton. Poetry from John Barton, M. Travis Lane, Leslie Nutting, and several others. Illustrations by Victoria Kretzschmar (misspelled on Contents Page as Ketzschmar -- rough issue for the proofreader). Anne Mitton has inscribed and signed her story. 128 pages. Moderate general wear. View more info

Alabama, Mounds to Missiles (inscribed & signed)

By: Akens, Helen Morgan, and Virginia Pounds Brown

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Huntsville, The Strode Publishers: 1963

Edition: 2nd printing

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 014585


The story of the US state of Alabama, "from the time of the first cave dwellers to the present." This copy a gift to the family of former New Brunswick Lieutenant-Governor John Babbitt McNair, and bears inscription from one of the authors, on front end paper ("For the McNair family with best/wishes./Virginia Pounds Bouwn/June 1965"). Red cloth w/gilt lettering/design, 196 pages (including Acknowledgements, Index), illustrated by Don Davis. Wear to bottom ... View more info

From Hell to Breakfast

By: Alcorn, Douglas, with Raymond Souster

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Toronto, Intruder Press: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author & Collaborator

Seller ID: 015058


Tells of the World War 2 exploits of the DFC-recipient author and RCAF's 418 Squadron. Published in a first edition of 1,000 copies, 399 of which were numbered and signed by author and collaborator. This is copy #242. Octavo, hardcover in dark grey cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 339 pages, illustrated. Some spine slant, mild wear to corners/spine ends, tanned top edge, in edgeworn dust jacket w/light chipping, scratches, 1" diagonal tear to top right corner of rea... View more info

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Lost Lullaby (signed)

By: Alecson, Deborah Golden

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Berkeley & Los Angeles, University of California Press: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed & Dated by Alecson, on front end paper

Seller ID: 016841


The story of Alecson's perfectly formed baby girl, born "with massive irreversible brain damage" from oxygen deprivation while in the womb, and the subsequent moral and legal battle by the parents to let their baby die rather than be kept alive through technological means. Uncommon signed. Pink boards w/cream cloth backstrip, silver spine lettering, 207 pages (including selected bibliography and list of resources for parents). Moderate general wear, light soil... View more info

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UNE PRESENCE QUI S'AFFIRME, La communaute acadienne et francophone de Fredericton, Nouveau-Brunswick (signed)

By: Allain, Greg, and Maurice Basque

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Moncton, Les Editions de la Francophonie: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 016357


French-language text. The authors provide a comprehensive history of the French and Acadian inhabitants of Fredericton, the capital city of New Brunswick, Canada. This copy inscribed and signed by both authors, on half-title. Bookmarker printed to accompany the book is laid it. 472 pages, illustrated. Moderate general wear. View more info

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ON THE TRACK OF THE NEW BRUNSWICK PANTHER, The Story of Bruce Wright and the Eastern Panther (signed)

By: Allardyce, Gilbert

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Fredericton, Privately published: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed by Allardyce, on title page

Seller ID: 017925


Allardyce tells the story of Wright and his commitment to wildlife conservation, as well as his near-obsession with finding the New Brunswick panther. Inscription reads, "To Carl/my friend/Gil." 145 pages, illustrated. Internally tight and clean, w/light general wear. View more info

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Heaven Eyes (signed)

By: Almond, David

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New York, Delacorte Press/Random House Children's Books: 2001

Edition: 1st US edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 017116


When two girls run away from an orphanage, their "journey takes them somewhere they never expected to go. Somewhere they couldn't have known existed," where they meet a strange girl "who will help these damaged children find the tiny corner of Paradise they've lost." This copy signed by Almond, on title page. Cream and blue boards w/silver foil spine lettering, 233 pages, dust jacket illustration by Cliff Nielsen. Bumped corners/spine ends, faint crea... View more info

Dogged Persistence (signed)

By: Anderson, Kevin J.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Urbana, Golden Gryphon Press: 2001

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 013831


A collection of eighteen short stories, fourteen written by Anderson alone, the others co-authored, one each with Doug Beason, Brian Herbert, Rebecca Moesta and Neil Peart. Introduction by Kristine Kathryn Rusch. One of four thousand copies. This copy signed by Anderson. Dark green cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 303 pages, wraparound dust jacket illustration by Dave Dorman. An unread copy. View more info

A Rhinestone Button

By: Anderson-Dargatz, Gail

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Toronto, Alfred A. Knopf Canada/Random House of Canada: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 015041


1st printing w/complete number sequence. Comes with a homemade (by the author and her husband) bookmark with a handwritten notation to that effect on reverse. This copy signed by Anderson-Dargatz on title page. White boards w/silver foil spine lettering. An unread copy. View more info

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B.G. Forselius, Kirjamees ja rahvavalgustaja (signed)

By: Andresen, Lembit

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Tallinn, Eesti Raamat: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016009


Text in Estonian. B.G. (Bengt Gottfried) Forselius was a 17th-century Estonian educator who introduced a number of educational innovations, among them the creation of a spelling system that simplified both the teaching and learning of Estonian. An uncommon title, and if you can read Estonian, you can be the envy of everyone on your block. Navy leatherette w/gold lettering to front cover/spine, 116 pages. This copy inscribed on reverse of first end paper (my Estonian ... View more info

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THE BABYLONIAN WOE, A Study of the Origin of Certain Banking Practices, and of their effect on the events of Ancient History, written in the light of the Present Day (signed)

By: Astle, David

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Toronto, Privately Published (printed by Harmony Printing Ltd.): 1975

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Astle

Seller ID: 017725


From comments, on the front flap, by Paul A. Gwinner: "In this scholarly work, true-born Anglo-Saxon David Astle, stylist in the greatest traditions of his people, has presented to the world a history of the effects of monetary mechanics in very ancient times, with emphasis on Ethno-psychology." Astle has signed this copy twice (once beneath his name on the title page, and again beneath a poem page v). Black cloth w/gilt lettering/design to front cover, gilt s... View more info

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The Maverick (signed)

By: Ault, O.E. (Orvill)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Toronto, Initiative Publishing House: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016238


A novel set in WWI. Inscribed and signed ("To Gerry/with memories/Orvill E. Ault") on front end paper. Blue cloth w/silver spine lettering, 108 pages. Previous owner's gold foil stamp on front end paper, in dust jacket w/light chipping to top corners/top spine, sticker shadow to top right corner of front panel, some smudging to rear panel. View more info

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The Castles in Spain (signed)

By: Ault, Orvill E.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Hicksville, Exposition Press: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016240


Ault's second novel, being "The hilarious adventues of a million-dollar lottery winner and the girls who help him spend it." Signed by Ault on front end paper. Maroon leatherette w/gilt lettering to front cover/spine, 204 pages. Glue stains to pastedown edges at spine, light general wear, in rubbed dust jacket w/impressions/scratches, mild chipping to spine ends/corners, diagonal 1" tear to top right corner of rear panel. View more info

The Harmony Silk Factory (signed)

By: Aw, Tash

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Fourth (4th) Estate/HarperCollins/Harper Collins Publishers: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Aw, on title page

Seller ID: 015614


1st printing w/numeral 1 on copyright page. The true first edition of Aw's well-received debut novel juxtaposing "three accounts of a crucial and haunting episode in the history of a Malaysian Chinese family." Signed by Aw on title page. Amber cloth w/white spine lettering, 362 pages, cover by Sarah Christie. Mild edgewear to dust jacket, which is now in a protective mylar sleeve. A nice unread copy. (A word about our grading: Fine -- or, sometimes, As New... View more info

In Counter Point

By: Baigent, Beryl

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Woodstock, Nethercott Press: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 010652


#478 of 500 copies; poet's third book; also contains poems from four guest writers: Larry Cole, Kay Vincent, Bob Ruby, and Doug Richards; now a Canadian citizen, the author was born in North Wales, and won the 1982 June Fritch Memorial Award from the Canadian Authors Association; 40 pgs; this copy bears a small handwritten 478 in the top left corner of inside front cover, and is inscribed, signed and dated by author on title page; some scuffing to covers, slight discolou... View more info

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MIRAMICHI LIGHTNING, The Collected Poems of Alfred Bailey (signed)

By: Bailey, Alfred

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Fredericton, Fiddlehead Poetry Books: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & signed by Bailey

Seller ID: 016528


Collects the work of a distinguished Canadian historian and poet. This copy inscribed and signed on reverse of score for "Miramichi Lightning" (inscription reads: "To John Blaney/with best wishes/and in appreciation/of your recent kindness/Alfred Bailey"). 187 pages (including biographical note), cover illustration by Alex McGibbon. Wear to corners, short tear to bottom left edge of front cover, a fair bit of rubbing, faint edge soil. View more info

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Love. liebesgedichte. (signed)

By: Balch, Norval

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Halifax, AB collector publishing: 1993

Edition: 1st AB collector publishing edition

Inscription: Signed by Balch & Brunner, on title page

Seller ID: 016859


Poetry presented in both German and English, translated from the former into the latter by Astrid Brunner. Red cloth w/tipped-on cover illustration, 93 pages, red ribbon bookmark, red cloth slipcase. A bit of scuffing/spotting. A nice, clean, internally tight copy. Uncommon signed. View more info

THE ECOLOGICAL VIEWPOINT, Five radio lectures as heard on CBC University of the Air (signed)

By: Balch, R.E. (Reginald Ernest)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Toronto, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation/CBC Learning Systems: 1971

Edition: 3rd impression

Inscription: Signed by Balch

Seller ID: 013215


"Contains the texts of five half-hour radio lectures first broadcast on CBC University of the Air during the spring of 1965." The author loaned this book to his local M.P., and after underlining 1965 in the portion quoted above, has written in pencil, "Out of date but of some historical interest. Esp. Ch 1 and up to aerial spraying. Would write differently today ('83). Reg." Further, on page 27 the author has underlined (again in pencil) "resurgence i... View more info

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ENGLISH LESSONS and Other Stories, Reader's Guide Edition (signed)

By: Baldwin, Shauna Singh

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Fredericton, Goose Lane Editions: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016892


First printing w/complete number sequence. The Reader's Guide Edition to Baldwin's well-received 1996 book of stories "dramatizing the lives of Indian women from 1919 to the present." The book won the 1996 Friends of American Writers Award. Afterword by Kuldip Gill. This copy signed by Baldwin, on title page. 216 pages. A hint of wear to corners. A nice, unread copy, internally tight and clean. View more info

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ENGLISH LESSONS and Other Stories, Reader's Guide Edition (signed)

By: Baldwin, Shauna Singh

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Fredericton, Goose Lane Editions: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016893


First printing w/complete number sequence. The Reader's Guide Edition to Baldwin's well-received 1996 book of stories "dramatizing the lives of Indian women from 1919 to the present." The book won the 1996 Friends of American Writers Award. Afterword by Kuldip Gill. This copy signed by Baldwin, on title page. 216 pages. A hint of wear to corners. A nice, unread copy, internally tight and clean. View more info

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No Time For Goodbye (signed)

By: Barclay, Linwood

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Bantam / Bantam Dell: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016900


First printing w/complete number sequence. Twenty-five years after a fourteen-year-old girl's father, mother and brother disappear without a trace, she is still haunted by questions, which lead her to try to find out how and why her family disappeared, and why she was left behind. Murder ensues. This copy signed by Barclay, on title page. Black boards w/red cloth backstrip, silver spine lettering, 338 pages, plus acknowledgments. A gently bumped corner, bump to bott... View more info

Duet For Three (signed)

By: Barfoot, Joan

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Toronto, Macmillan of Canada/Canada Publishing Corporation: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 012114


Barfoot's third novel, probing "the unique and enduring bond that unites mother and daughter." Signed on title page. Maroon cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 252 pages, dust jacket by Michael Halliwell. Gently bumped corners/spine ends, light general wear, in moderately edgeworn dust jacket w/impressions/thin scratches. View more info

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The Largest Baby in Ireland After the Famine (signed)

By: Barnett, Anne

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London, Virago Press: 2000

Edition: 1st paperback edition

Inscription: Signed by Barnett, on title page

Seller ID: 018114


Set in a mid-Ulster rural community, against the backdrop of World War I, a confirmed bachelor who is Protestant becomes involved with a Catholic woman who is "a big bawdy widow with 14 children," and who doesn't give a rat's ass about local morals (always a wise position to take). Winner of the 2001 Kerry Group Irish Fiction Award for the best Irish fiction. 276 pages. Slight spine slant, reading creases to spine, light general wear. Internally still fairly ... View more info

ALL THE FINE YOUNG EAGLES, In the Cockpit with Canada's Second World War Fighter Pilots (inscribed & signed)

By: Bashow, David L.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Toronto, Stoddart: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 014485


Bashow "tells the stories of Canada's fighter heroes, using their own wartime correspondence and later memoirs to capture the gripping atmosphere in the cockpit as they waged war in the air." This copy inscribed and signed ("Mom/Love you:/David") by author, in red pencil, on front end paper. (Inscription confirmed with author, who informed me that his mother was willing to part with this copy because she had two or three copies of everything he had writte... View more info

Samara the Wholehearted (signed)

By: Bauer, Nancy

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Fredericton, Goose Lane Editions: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 014509


Bauer's fourth novel. This copy inscribed and signed ("For Nancy & Dan,/with my best wishes/Nan!/Nov '91"). 163 pages. View more info

The Witch's Daughter (inscribed & signed)

By: Bawden, Nina

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Puffin 030407:

Edition: 19th thus

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 011889


Originally published in 1969. A friendless orphan who never attends school becomes the centre of attention when an adventure involving hidden treasure and a mysterious secret surfaces after strangers arrive on the island where she lives. This copy inscribed and signed ("Best wishes to Pat/from Nina Bawden") on title page. 156 pages, cover illustration by Amy Burch. Moderate handling wear, 3/4" tear to top edge of front cover, another tear (3/4" vertically... View more info

The Peppermint Pig (inscribed & signed)

By: Bawden, Nina

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Puffin 030944:

Edition: 15th Puffin edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 011924


[1977]. Originally published in 1975. The story of a runt-of-the-litter pig, and how "his great naughtiness and cleverness" kept a family cheerful and united through a difficult period in their lives. This copy inscribed and signed ("To xxx, with thanks/from Nina [Bawden]"). Cover illustration by Charles Lilly. Uncommon signed. Moderate general wear. View more info

The Story of Man in Yellowstone (signed)

By: Beal, Merrill D.

Price: $9.50

Publisher: Yellowstone Park, The Yellowstone Library and Museum Association: 1956

Edition: Revised edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 005559


Number 7 in the Yellowstone Interpretive Series. From John Colter and Jim Bridger to the Indians who seasonally visited Yellowstone, this is "a detailed and thorough history of the early explorers, and the later interesting development of the Park, including entertaining data on the evolution of transportation and accomodations." Dust jacket illustration and colour frontispiece by Bonner. Silver illustration on blue cloth, 320 pages (including Index), illustra... View more info

Who Eat Up My People (signed)

By: Beale, Will

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Portland, Falmouth Publishing House: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 014248


The story of "a people, all over, slipping into dangerous history under the increasing dominance of a few." This copy signed and dated ("Will Beale/author/Calais, Me/December 1949") on front free end paper. Grey cloth w/maroon lettering, 304 pages. Some spine slant, wear to corners/spine ends, dusty/soiled edges, previous owner's name ("Lewis") across top edge of front end paper, a bit of internal soil, in edgeworn dust jacket w/chipping, edge te... View more info

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The Eskimo in the Net (signed)

By: Beirne, Gerard

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Marion Boyars: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Beirne, on title page

Seller ID: 017662


Beirne's first novel, telling the story of a man who becomes obsessed with learning the identity of a dead Eskimo caught in fishing nets off the northwest coast of Ireland. 331 pages. Moderate general wear View more info

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The Eskimo in the Net (signed)

By: Beirne, Gerard

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Marion Boyars: 2003

Edition: 2nd printing

Inscription: Signed by Beirne, on title page

Seller ID: 017663


Beirne's first novel, telling the story of a man who becomes obsessed with learning the identity of a dead Eskimo caught in fishing nets off the northwest coast of Ireland. 331 pages. Rubbing/thin scratches to covers, moderate surface wear, corner wear, thin reading creases to spine. View more info

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Training Grouse and Woodcock Dogs (signed)

By: Bennett, Logan J.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1948

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & signed by Bennett, on title page

Seller ID: 018137


The "first American book devoted entirely to the training of bird dogs for the hunting of ruffed grouse and woodcock, two of the finest game birds in the world." Inscription reads, "May 22, 1950/To Frank Shute --/My best regards and/hoping that you will/have hundreds of happy/days afield --/Logan J Bennett." 146 pages, illustrated. Dusty/lightly soiled edges, light wear to corners/spine ends, moderate general wear, in edgeworn dust jacket w/chipping to... View more info

Prospero's Daughter

By: Beresford-Howe, Constance

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Toronto, Macmillan of Canada: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & signed by Beresford-Howe

Seller ID: 009347


After failing to escape her domineering father's need to influence and shape everything around him, a woman is drawn into his scheme to arrange the life of his eldest daughter, her half-sister. Dust jacket illustration by Karen Johnson. This copy inscribed and signed on title page ("For S---- and D---/affectionately,/Connie B-Howe"). A bit of slant, top corners bumped/worn, gently bumped spine ends/bottom corners, previous owner's surname in small black magic-... View more info

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BASEBALLISSIMO, My Summer in the Italian Minor Leagues (signed)

By: Bidini, Dave

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart / M&S: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016448


First printing w/complete number sequence. Bidini spent the summer of 2002 in Nettuno, Italy, the baseball capital of the country, and here recounts his adventures following the Serie B Peones. This copy signed by Bidini, on title page, with his usual illegible scrawl and almost-smiley face beneath. Black cloth w/copper spine lettering/box, 348 pages, illustrated. An unread copy. Dust jacket w/light rubbing, impressions to rear panel. $40 View more info

While You Were Out (signed)

By: Bitney, Kate

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Winnipeg, Turnstone Press: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 007450


Two collections ('The Anger of Ghosts' and 'Perhaps We Are Wounded') featuring a total of thirty-one poems. This copy inscribed to a previous owner ("Thecla--/Much love,/Kate."). Rubbing, impressions, crease to top left portion of back cover, moderate general wear. View more info

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THE BIRD, The Life and Times of Hockey Legend Wren Blair (signed)

By: Blair, Wren, with Ron Brown and Jill Blair

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Etobicoke, Quarry Heritage Books: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016897


Blair tells the story of his life in hockey, including "leading Harry Sinden and the Whitby Dunlops to the World Amateur Hockey Championship, signing a 14-year-old Bobby Orr to his NHL contract with the Boston Bruins, coaching the Kingston Frontenancs (EPHL), Clinton Comets (EHL), and Saginaw Gears (IHL) to league championships, directing player personnel for the Los Angeles Kings, and co-owning the Pittsburgh Penguins." When Blair was fired as general manager o... View more info

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Knock on Wood (signed)

By: Blechta, Rick

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Scarsdale & Toronto, Castlefield Press: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016166


A "part-time sax player and substitute teacher" finds himself in "a sordid world of blackmail, cocaine smuggling, and sudden death." This copy signed by Blechta, on title page. Black cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 292 pages. Light wear to corners/spine ends, slight cover warp, in dust jacket w/impressions/scratches, edge tears, general wear. View more info

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Ruby (signed)

By: Block, Francesca Lia, and Carmen Staton

Price: $24.50

Publisher: New York, HarperCollins / Harper Collins: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by authors, on title page

Seller ID: 016585


After growing up in an abusive family, a girl "with a sixth sense that makes her at one with nature and gives her the ability to know her own destiny" escapes to Los Angeles, which she leaves in order to track down her soul mate, who is a British actor. This copy signed by Block and Staton, on title page. Red boards w/maroon cloth backstrip, silver spine lettering, 209 pages. Bumped top corners/bottom spine, diagonal remainder mark to tope edge, in dust jacket ... View more info

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Crazy in the Cockpit (signed)

By: Blume, Randy

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, DK Ink: 1999

Edition: 2nd printing

Inscription: Inscribed and signed by Blume, on title page

Seller ID: 017674


A young college newspaper reporter decides to take up flying, with results Hilma Wolitzer calls "a fascinating and funny look at life about the clouds." Inscription reads: "Anne --/I've enjoyed/working with you at/Faulkner + hope we get to/work together again sometime/in the future./Randy" Blue boards w/silver spine lettering, 246 pages, dust jacket illustration by Craig Frazier. Only light general wear to both book and jacket. View more info

The Delicate Storm

By: Blunt, Giles

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Toronto, Random House Canada: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 014749


1st printing w/complete number sequence. The second Detective John Cardinal mystery, following the award-winning 'Forty Words For Sorrow.' Two very different deaths -- one the dismembered corpse of an American tourist and the second a woman frozen to death nearby -- may be connected, and it is up to Detective John Cardinal, "whose flaws and mistakes still haunt him" to solve the mystery. This copy signed by Blunt, beneath his name on title page. Green boards ... View more info

The Delicate Storm

By: Blunt, Giles

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Toronto, Random House Canada: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 014856


1st printing w/complete number sequence. The second Detective John Cardinal mystery, following the award-winning 'Forty Words For Sorrow.' Two very different deaths -- one the dismembered corpse of an American tourist and the second a woman frozen to death nearby -- may be connected, and it is up to Detective John Cardinal, "whose flaws and mistakes still haunt him" to solve the mystery. This copy signed by Blunt, beneath his name on title page. Green boards ... View more info

GROUND WORKS, Avant-Garde For Thee (signed)

By: Bok, Christian (editor)

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Toronto, House of Anansi Press: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Editor

Seller ID: 014397


1st printing w/complete number sequence. A collection of "the wild and weird, transgressive and transformative, funny and fearless works at the root of our best writing." Includes selections from George Bowering, Leonard Cohen, Matt Cohen, Christopher Dewdney, Graeme Gibson, Dave Godfrey, Daphne Marlatt, Steve McCaffery, bpNichol, Michael Ondaatje, John Riddell, Andreas Schroeder, Chris Scott, Gail Scott, Ray Smith, Audrey Thomas, Martin Vaughn-James, Derk Wynand... View more info

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Mystery House (signed)

By: Booker, Jean

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Toronto, Overlea House: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016198


Booker's first novel. When a group of kids investigate a series of odd goings-on at an old house that is reputed to be haunted, "they find themselves up against a danger that is far from ghostly." This copy inscribed and signed -- (To Maddy/Best wishes/Jean Booker") on title page. Blue cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 144 pages, dust jacket illustration by Shelley Browning. Dust jacket w/light rubbing, small puncture to left edge of front panel. View more info

OTHER DAYS OTHER WAYS, Silhouettes of the Past in French Canada

By: Bouchard, Georges, M.P.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Toronto, Macmillan Company of Canada: 1930

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 008703


hoping to provide to the young a treasure trove of valuable information about times past in French Canada, the author offers a number of vignettes from his childhood, including looks at the Church, the Parish Priest, the Sexton, the Crier, the Blacksmith, the Shoemaker, the Miller, and much else; this copy inscribed, signed and dated on half-title by the author ("To Miss H.B. McCain/with the compliments of/a Quebec habitant/Georges Bouchard/St. Anne de la Pocatiere. ... View more info

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ABEGWEIT, the novel of Prince Edward Island (signed)

By: Boudreault, Joseph

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Uigg, Abby Press:

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Boudreault, on title page

Seller ID: 017344


No date (1996). Boudreault took fourteen years to write this novel, which tells the story of the beginnings of Canada's smallest province, Prince Edward Island, of "the Jolliets and Arsenaults, the first Acadians on its shores, and of the Mi'Kmaq people. And it is about the MacLachlans and McCallums and MacKays, and especially of the Stewarts and others who sweated for its salty bays and red soil." 497 pages (plus afterword, maps, brief author biography, Islan... View more info

At the Full and Change of the Moon

By: Brand, Dionne

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Toronto, Alfred A. Knopf Canada: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Brand, on title page

Seller ID: 009306


A Governor General's Award-winning poet here tells the six generations story of a Trinidadian slave's daughter and her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren who "will spill out across the world to America, to Canada, to Europe." Dust jacket illustration by John David Hawver. Small bump to top edge of front cover. A very nice unread copy. View more info

It's Easy to Fall on the Ice (inscribed and signed)

By: Brewster, Elizabeth

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Ottawa, Oberon: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 015228


Wraps edition published simultaneously with the hardcover. A collection of ten stories, following seven books of poetry and a novel. According to the back cover, these stories explore "the ways in which people reach out and touch each other: the things they say and the things they leave unsaid." This copy inscribed and signed by Brewster at top of title page. 127 pages. Light general wear. Internally tight and clean. Uncommon signed. View more info

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AT PEACE IN THE LIGHT, The Further Adventures of a Reluctant Psychic Who Reveals the Secret of Your Spiritual Powers (signed)

By: Brinkley, Dannion, with Paul Perry

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, HarperCollinsPublishers/HarperCollins/Harper Collins: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016470


Foreword by James Redfield. This copy signed, on dedication page, by Brinkley. Purple boards w/black cloth backstrip, gilt lettering to front cover/spine, 208 pages. Remainder stripe across bottom edge, tanned edges, in rubbed dust jacket w/impressions, light edgewear. View more info

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SHOWDOWN and other stories

By: Brondoli, Michael

Price: $50.00

Publisher: San Francisco, North Point Press: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & signed by Brondoli

Seller ID: 010755


Trade paperback original in dust jacket. Brondoli's well-received first collection of eight distinctive stories, called by no less a personage than Reynolds Price, "hot as a gasoline fire and as dangerous to the general direction of American life and literature." The title story was included in the 1980 anthology, 'The Pushcart Prize V: Best of the Small Presses.' Inscription in top right corner of front end paper reads, "To xxxxxxx,/with good memories/of ... View more info

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SOLDIER PRIEST in the Killing Fields of Europe (signed)

By: Browne, Gary, and Darrin McGrath

Price: $25.00

Publisher: St. John's, DRC Publishing: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Browne, on first end paper

Seller ID: 017789


Tells the story of Padre Thomas Nangle and his experiences in World War 1. "A true champion of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment, its soldiers and their exploits, Padre Nangle exemplified the dogged determination and spirit of those brave Fighting Newfoundlanders." 166 pages, illustrated. Gift inscription to previous owner, previous owner's stamp to front end paper, rubbing/impressions, light general wear. Internally tight and clean. View more info

GLASS (signed)

By: Brunner, Astrid

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Halifax, AB collector publishing: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 010754


a collection of short stories which, according to the rear panel, are "born of the fire and ice of World War Two [and] are dream evocations of lived reality."; this copy signed by author; cover illustration by William B. Ritchie; 71 pgs.; some rubbing, thin scratches, mild corner wear; View more info

Glass (signed)

By: Brunner, Astrid

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Halifax, AB collector publishing: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 011969


A collection of short stories which, according to the rear panel, are "born of the fire and ice of World War Two [and] are dream evocations of lived reality." This copy signed by author. Cover illustration by William B. Ritchie. 71 pages. Some rubbing, thin scratches, light general wear. View more info

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Going to the Castle (inscribed & signed)

By: Burnham, Nicole

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Silhouette 1563: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 015857


Romance. A woman's desire to help refugees in a faraway country sees her become involved with the "pampered, fairy-tale prince" of a neighbouring country. This copy warmly inscribed, signed and dated by Burnham on title page. 185 pages. Light edgewear, impressions/scratches. Internally tight and clean. View more info

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Claire's Head (signed)

By: Bush, Catherine

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart/M&S: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016131


A woman who endures headaches attempts to track down her missing sister -- a medical journalist suffering from migraines -- the trip taking her first to Montreal, then to Amsterdam, Italy, Las Vegas and Mexico (how come when this woman's sister disappears she gets to go to all these neat places to track her down, but when one of my sisters disappears the best I can get is the inside of a mall?). Beige cloth w/red foil spine lettering, 321 pages + acknowledgements. This... View more info

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A Voix Basse (signed)

By: Cadet, Maurice

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Trois-Rivieres & Luxembourg, Ecrits des Forges and Editions PHI: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016478


A collection of French-language poetry. This copy inscribed (to Denise N.) and signed by Cadet, on half-title. 88 pages. Light general wear. Internally tight and clean. View more info

Her Last Wee Treasure (signed)

By: Cameron, Alistair

Price: $8.50

Publisher: Fredericton, privately published:

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 011185


nd (circa 1985); a collection of reminiscences following the author's first book, 'Aberdeen It Was Not'; this copy signed on title page ("With best wishes/Alistair Cameron"); 144 pages, illustrated; edgewear all around, rubbing, a thin crease to bottom edge of front cover, previous owner's name/date to top edge of front free end paper, four-word notation to bottom edge of same; View more info

CONVERSATIONS WITH CANADIAN NOVELISTS, Part One (signed)

By: Cameron, Donald

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Toronto, Macmillan of Canada:

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Cameron, on half-title

Seller ID: 013726


Cameron interviews/chats with ten Canadian writers: Ernest Buckler, Roch Carrier, Robertson Davies, Timothy Findley, Harold Horwood, Robert Kroetsch, Margaret Laurence, Jack Ludwig, Hugh MacLennan, and David Lewis Stein. A brief biography and bibliography follows the interview with each writer. 159 pages, illustrated. General wear, idiot previous owner's underlining/marginalia to parts of Hugh MacLennan interview. View more info

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TRACKS ACROSS THE LANDSCAPE, The S&L Commemorative History (signed)

By: Campbell, Brian, w/A.J.B. Johnston

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Sydney, University College of Cape Breton Press: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Campbell & Johnston, on title page

Seller ID: 017599


A publication in honour of the Sydney and Louisburg Railway's one hundredth anniversary in 1995. 110 pages (including sources/bibliography), illustrated. Light edgewear, a bit of sunning, moderate general wear. View more info

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Die besten Stories aus The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, #59

By: Campbell, Carver, Donaldson, Eisenstein, Moore, Wylde

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Wilhelm Heyne Verlag:

Inscription: Signed by Contributor

Seller ID: sf.00324


the German-language edition of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction; this issue contains stories by Jeffrey A. Carver (whose signature is above his name on the Contents Page), Stephen R. Donaldson, Raylyn Moore, Ramsey Campbell, Thomas Wylde and Phyllis Eisenstein; slightly larger than the average North American paperback; minute edgewear to spine ends; View more info

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JERICHO, A Christmas Story (signed)

By: Campbell, R. James

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Milton, Comet Enterprises: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016555


The story of "a little cat living in the stable on the first Christmas Eve who, through love and courage, breaks down walls." 57 pages. This copy signed, on title page, by Campbell. Comes with a laminated Jericho bookmarker laid in. Light corner wear, a few scratches to back cover. Internally tight and clean. View more info

The Idealists (signed)

By: Carlisle, Henry, & Olga Andreyev Carlisle

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Authors

Seller ID: 012681


1st printing w/complete number sequence. A novel set during the time of the Russian Revolution, when an exile who has waited for the perfect moment to return to Russia to establish a democratic order must deal instead with the Bolsheviks, whose leader is determined to destroy him. This copy signed on half-title by both authors. Gently bumped spine ends, mild corner wear, in rubbed/scuffed dust jacket w/mild wear to corners/spine ends. Dust jacket in protective mylar slee... View more info

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Atherton: The House of Power (signed)

By: Carman, Patrick

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York & Boston, Little, Brown and Company: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016494


The first book in Carman's Atherton series. First printing w/complete number sequence. A rock-climbing lonely boy "looking for a treasure lost in the faded memory of his past" soon learns that "the treasure reveals a coming catastrophe." Illustrated boards, 330 pages, plus "Supplemental Data Flow of Dr. Harding's Brain," wraparound half-jacket illustration by Bernard Garcia. CD in unopened case at rear. Remainder stripe across bottom edge nea... View more info

Atherton: The House of Power (signed)

By: Carman, Patrick

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York & Boston, Little, Brown and Company: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Carman, on title page

Seller ID: 018157


The first book in Carman's Atherton series. First printing w/complete number sequence. A rock-climbing lonely boy "looking for a treasure lost in the faded memory of his past" soon learns that "the treasure reveals a coming catastrophe." Illustrated boards, 330 pages, plus "Supplemental Data Flow of Dr. Harding's Brain," wraparound half-jacket illustration by Bernard Garcia. CD in unopened case at rear. Remainder stripe across bottom edge nea... View more info

Jojo

By: Caron, Roger

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Toronto, Stoddart Publishing: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed, signed and dated by Caron

Seller ID: 009006


Caron spent twenty-four years of his life in prison, producing two books about the experience (the first, 'Go-Boy!', won the Governor General's award, and the second, 'Bingo!' related the bloody riots at Kingston Penitentiary in the early '70's). This is his first novel, and not surprisingly, the central theme is a mixture of revenge, crime and prison. Inscription in an extravagant hand on first end paper reads "1/11/88/To Dave/(squiggle)with respect/(squiggle)smil... View more info

HONORIS CAUSA, The Effervescences of a University Orator

By: Cattley, Robert E.D.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Fredericton, The Associated Alumnae of the University of New Brunswick: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Cattley, on title page

Seller ID: 013230


A collection of Encaenia and Convocation citations given by Cattley at the University of New Brunswick, beginning with the May, 1949 Encaenia, and continuing through to that of May 1968. Inscription reads "In deep affection/Robert E.D. Cattley." 158 pages (including index), frontispiece. Moderate general wear. View more info

THE PLATE, A Royal Tradition (signed/numbered)

By: Cauz, Louis E.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Toronto, Deneau Publishers & Company Limited/The Ontario Jockey Club: 1984

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed & Numbered by Author

Seller ID: 012656


A complete and detailed history (until 1984, at any rate), of North America's oldest horse race. Provides the details of each race, comprehensive lists of Plate starters, winners, jockeys, trainers, sires, and much else. This edition limited to 500 numbered and signed slipcased copies, of which this is #61. Brown cloth w/burgundy cloth backstrip w/gilt spine lettering, 301 pages, illustrated. Light general wear, in lightly soiled slipcase. A nice copy of an impressive ti... View more info

The Width of the Sea (signed)

By: Chalfoun, Michelle

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Cliff Street Books/HarperCollinsPublishers/Harper Collins: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 011750


With the elders of a small fishing community along the Maine coast rendered useless by bitterness and booze, a younger generation must deal with restrictive fishing quotas, the loss of the fish processing plant, and a growing tourism industry which denigrates and demeans their heritage. This copy signed on title page. Grey and charcoal boards, 323 pages. Bumped spine ends, in lightly edgeworn dust jacket w/light rubbing, scratches to rear panel. An unread copy. View more info

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Now I Know (signed)

By: Chambers, Aidan

Price: $50.00

Publisher: London, Bodley Head: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016548


After a body is found crucified on a rusty metal cross hanging from a crane in a scrapyard, a seventeen-year-old doing research for a film about the Second Coming falls in love with a Christian feminist who is subsequently injured in a terrorist bomb blast. If your name is Stephanie, this is the book for you, because this copy is inscribed and signed ("For/Stephanie/Aidan Chambers..") on half-title. And if your name isn't Stephanie, why, you can always hang on ... View more info

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BETWEEN TWO WORLDS, The Canadian Immigrant Experience (signed)

By: Charon, Milly

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Dunvegan, Quadrant Editions: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016593


A "collection of interviews, profiles, personal testimonies, essays and short stories giving a stark, and yet, evocative picture of immigrants, their lands of origin and their consequent resettlement in Canada." This copy signed by Charon ("Best Wishes--/Milly Charon"), on half-title. Red cloth w/gilt lettering to front cover/spine, 326 pages (including bibliography, editor's note), illustrated. View more info

A KEEN SOLDIER, The Execution of Second World War Private Harold Pringle

By: Clark, Andrew

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Toronto, Alfred A. Knopf/Random House of Canada: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 014034


1st printing w/complete number sequence. The result of a two-year investigation by the author, this is the story of "the last soldier to be executed by the Canadian military -- likely wrongfully." This copy signed boldly (and, it must be said, illegibly), on title page, by Clark. Grey cloth w/silver spine lettering, 342 pages (including Notes, Bibliography, Acknowledgements, Index), illustrated. An unread copy. View more info

Latitudes of Melt

By: Clark, Joan

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Toronto, Alfred A. Knopf Canada: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 009090


a story spanning a lifetime, beginning when two men from a small Newfoundland fishing community rescue a baby girl found floating on an ice pan in the North Atlantic, and continuing through the foundling's girlhood, adulthood and old age, when the mystery behind her survival on the ice is made clear; this copy signed, by author, on title page; dj illustration by Anne Meredith Barry; dj w/area to top right corner of front panel where sticker removal took some gloss with i... View more info

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DON'T YOU FORGET ABOUT ME, Contemporary Writers on the Films of John Hughes (signed)

By: Clarke, Jaime (editor)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Simon Spotlight Entertainment: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Clarke, on title page

Seller ID: 017969


"Contains original essays from a skillfully chosen crop of novelists and essayists" on the films of John Hughes, and the effects those films had on the writers' lives. Writers include Steve Almond, Julianna Baggott, Lisa Borders, Ryan Boudinot, T Cooper, Quinn Dalton, Emily Franklin, Lisa Gabriele, Tod Goldberg, Nina de Gramont, Tara Ison, Allison Lynn, John McNally, Dan Pope, Lewis Robinson, Ben Schrank, Elizabeth Searle, Mary Sullivan, Rebecca Wolff, and Moon ... View more info

The Story Teller (signed)

By: Coel, Margaret

Price: $22.50

Publisher: Berkeley, Berkley Prime Crime: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 012735


The fourth mystery to feature Father John O'Malley and Arapaho attorney Vicky Holden. While attempting to recover Arapaho sacred artifacts held in a museum, Holden is informed by an Arapaho storyteller that a one-of-a-kind rare and beautiful ledger book is missing from the museum's inventory list, and while investigating the omission she learns that an Arapaho student died under mysterious circumstances while researching the ledger. Dust jacket w/some gentle wrinkling to... View more info

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GREGOR AND THE PROPHECY OF BANE, Book Two in the Underland Chronicles (signed)

By: Collins, Suzanne

Price: $250.00

Publisher: New York, Scholastic Press: 2004

Edition: First Edition, 1st printing

Inscription: Inscribed and signed by Collins, on title page

Seller ID: 017961


1st printing w/complete number sequence. The second book in Collins's Underland Chronicles, this one seeing Gregor called by the Underlanders to save them from the dire consequences foretold by a prophecy "about an ominous white rat known as the Bane." Inscription reads, "For James,/Fly You High!/Love,/Suzanne Collins." Chocolate cloth w/maroon cloth backstrip, gilt design/lettering to front cover, gilt spine lettering, 312 pages (including acknowledgm... View more info

John Toronto (signed)

By: Colombo, John Robert

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Ottawa, Oberon Press: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Columbo

Seller ID: pl.00006


A found poem. View more info

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The Water is Wide (signed)

By: Conroy, Pat

Price: $150.00

Publisher: New York, Dell 9823: 1974

Edition: 1st New Dell edition

Inscription: Inscribed and signed by Conroy, on title page

Seller ID: 017672


Basis for the film Conrack, which starred Jon Voight, Paul Winfield and Hume Cronyn, and tells the semi-autobiographical story of Conroy's 1960s experience as a teacher to a group of black children living on an island off the coast of South Carolina. 316 pages (including acknowledgements) + four pages of advertisements for other Dell titles. Light rubbing, a bit of edgewear, impressions/surface wear, foxing to inside covers/end papers. A square, internally tight and c... View more info

DEATH IN SLOW MOTION, My Mother's Descent Into Alzheimer's

By: Cooney, Eleanor

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, HarperCollins Publishers/Harper Collins: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Cooney, on title page

Seller ID: 014230


1st printing w/complete number sequence. Cooney tells the story of "the slow erosion of her mother's mind, of the powerful bond the two shared, and her own descent into drink and despair." Brown and cream boards w/bronze spine lettering, 251 pages. Small area on front panel where sticker removal took a bit of finish with it. View more info

MAGNIFICENT ENTERTAINMENTS, Fancy Dress Balls of Canada's Governors General 1876-1898

By: Cooper, Cynthia

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Fredericton & Hull, Goose Lane Editions & Canadian Museum of Civilization: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 015087


Tells the stories of four grand balls given between 1876 and 1898, detailing "the costumes, the nation-builders disguising entertainment as historical research, and the excitement of otherwise-forbidden sexual display." The number line on the copyright page ends in 2, but a quick call to the publisher confirms that this is the first (and only) edition of this work (for some unfathomable reason, Goose Lane number lines often begin with a 2 -- go figure). This co... View more info

The Golden Thread

By: Copeland, Ann (pseudonym of Virginia Walsh Furtwangler)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Toronto, Harper Collins/HarperCollins: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 009454


pseudonym of Virginia Walsh Furtwangler, New England-born writer who moved to New Brunswick; nominated for a Governor General's Award, this is a collection of eleven stories, each featuring Claire Delaney; dj illustration by Mary Ann Smith; this copy inscribed and signed (as Copeland: "For xxx and xxxx--/Ann Copeland") at bottom of front free end paper; gentle bumps to bottom spine, pencil price impressions to top right corner of front free end paper; lightly rub... View more info

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1935 (signed)

By: Cornish, Sam

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Boston, Ploughshares Books: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016645


"Melding autobiography, poetry, and fiction," Cornish presents "a memoir of growing up black in Baltimore during the Depression and World War II." Black cloth w/silver spine lettering, 181 pages, illustrated. This copy inscribed and signed on front end paper ("To Helen/I didn't forget/Sam Cornish"). Small soil marks to top and fore-edge, light general wear, in moderately edgeworn dust jacket w/short edge tears, rubbing, impressions. View more info

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Echoes of the Remnant (signed print)

By: Coupar, Regina

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Truro, Gamaliel Publications: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 016322


From the back cover: "...presents new metaphors which are helpful for discussing spirituality in the language of our time." This edition contains a signed original print by Coupar, bound in near the front. 120 pages, illustrated. A bit of slant, light general wear. View more info

SUCCESS ON THE EDGE, portrait of a small town (signed)

By: Cran, Emily Elizabeth

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Halifax, New World Publishing: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 012519


The author tells the history of Tignish, Prince Edward Island. Author has signed this copy on title page. 120 pages (including advertisements and order forms for other NWP titles), illustrated. An unread, copy. View more info

SUCCESS ON THE EDGE, portrait of a small town (signed)

By: Cran, Emily Elizabeth

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Halifax, New World Publishing: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 012715


The author tells the history of Tignish, Prince Edward Island. Cran has signed this copy on title page. 120 pages (including advertisements and order forms for other NWP titles), illustrated. An unread copy. View more info

The Werewolf Miracles (signed)

By: Crawford, Terry

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Ottawa, Oberon Press: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 007338


A collection of poems "all concerned, in one way or another, with miracles." Dust jacket illustration by Herzl Kashersky. This copy signed by author on front free end paper. Red cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 96 pages. Bumped corners, light general wear. Dust jacket w/several tiny edge tears, 3/8" tear to top edge of rear panel. Slightly sunned spine, small puncture to right edge of rear panel above gutter. View more info

SANDSCRIPTS, Reflections on Saudi Arabia, By women, for women (signed)

By: Creighton, Louise, Pam Daugavietis, Jan Dobson, Leslie Engelland, Lisa Greenberg, and Jane Lewis

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Riyadh, Sandscripts:

Inscription: Signed on title page, by Jane Lewis

Seller ID: 013214


No date. A collection of vignettes from "Western expatriate women who found comfort and support from each other at a unique time in their lives." 107 pages + My Impressions pages (blank), cover by Mubarak Ali. Rubbing, edgewear, a couple of dog-earred pages, moderate general wear. Internally tight and clean. Uncommon signed. View more info

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The Famished Lover (signed)

By: Cumyn, Alan

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Fredericton, Goose Lane Editions: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Cumyn, on title page

Seller ID: 017571


Black boards w/silver spine lettering, 306 pages + two-page author's note. Scuffed cloth, bumped spine ends, bump to bottom edge of front cover, faint soil to page edges, in dust jacket w/a hint of edgewear, rubbing, a few minor impressions. View more info

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Last Stand

By: Curtis, Wayne

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Halifax, Nimbus Publishing: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 015819


Curtis's sixth book. This copy inscribed ("To Norah/With appreciation/from Wayne Curtis/Nov 99") on dedication page. 181 pages. Light soil to bottom edge, light handling wear. View more info

YES FATHER, Pioneer Nursing in Alberta

By: Cyr-Gahagan, Alvine

Price: $11.50

Publisher: Manchester, Hammer Publications: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013130


The author relates the story of her life, focusing mainly on her experiences as nurse in Western Canada. Blue cloth w/silver illustration/lettering, 186 pages, illustrated. This copy was signed by the author on the front end paper, but the signature was subsequently magic-markered out by some mental midget. Author's address sticker affixed to the top left corner of front pastedown (unfortunately, apparently not anything about which to get too excited, since there are oth... View more info

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THE RAINMAKER, A Passion for Politics (signed)

By: Davey, Keith

Price: $8.50

Publisher: Toronto, Stoddart: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016966


A political memoir (so you have to read it with three grains of salt, and automatically consider discounting at least sixty per cent of it as self-serving rubbish) by a Canadian backroom guy once known as "the heart and soul of the Liberal Party," and who ran "more national election campaigns than anyone in North America." This copy inscribed and signed by Davey, on title page ("For Reg Porter/who has a generous son/K. Davey/Nov 4/86"). Black cl... View more info

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...left in slow motion (signed)

By: David Etheridge

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Fredericton, New Brunswick Chapbooks: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed, signed and dated by Etheridge

Seller ID: 017641


The first title in the New Brunswick Chapbooks series, this one a one-act play first performed in Fredericton, New Brunswick, in February 1978, then performed on CBC Radio a year later before ending up in printed form. 30 pages. Light general wear. Uncommon. View more info

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ONDER ZEIL, met de ROLLO IV rond de wereld (signed)

By: de Boer, Siebe

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Den Haag, AEGON verzekeringen: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 015744


Dutch-language text in which the author relates the story of around-the-world sailing adventures with his wife. This copy signed by de Boer and his wife, on title page. Blue cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 272 pages, illustrated. A bit of slant, light edgewear, lightly sunned cover edges, in rubbed dust jacket w/light edgewear, 3/8" tear to top edge of rear panel, impressions. Uncommon signed. View more info

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Sounding Line (signed)

By: DeGrace, Anne

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Toronto, McArthur & Company: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by DeGrace, on title page

Seller ID: 016648


First printing w/complete number sequence. When an unidentified flying object crashes into the water off a small Nova Scotia fishing community in 1967, it's at first assumed to be a plane crash, but when an Ottawa reporter, a psychic UFO-chaser, a CBC film crew, and a Halifax reporter show up, another explanation seems possible. (From the front flap: "A true incident -- considered 'Canada's Roswell' -- that occurred in 1967 in Shag Harbour, Nova Scotia, forms the ... View more info

JUGGERNAUT, Paul Martin's Campaign for Chretien's Crown (signed)

By: Delacourt, Susan

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart / M&S: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & signed by Delacourt, on title page

Seller ID: 015369


1st printing w/complete number sequence. The inside story "of Paul Martin's long campaign to become prime minister," a position he coveted "since before he first followed his father into politics in 1988." This copy inscribed and signed on title page. Inscription reads: "To Marc./Who knows more/than what's in these/pages./Susan." Black cloth w/silver foil spine lettering, 354 pages (including acknowledgements, index), illustrated. View more info

Rules of Engagement (inscribed & signed)

By: Denton, Jamie (pseudonym of Jamie Ann Denton)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Harlequin Temptation 25893: 2000

Edition: 1st thus

Inscription: Inscribed & signed by Denton, on title page

Seller ID: 015841


Romance. A woman who needs a fake fiance to attend her sister's wedding with her hooks up with a contractor who needs a lawyer right away, and as might be expected, both hanky and panky ensue. Inscription reads: "Norah/Enjoy the/fantasy,/Jamie Denton". Mild slant, moderate handling wear, small piece of gloss missing from bottom left corner of front cover (lifted when publisher's "Autographed Copy" sticker was removed). View more info

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To Scatter Stones (signed)

By: Dohaney, M.T.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Charlottetown, Ragweed Press: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016750


Sequel to 'The Corrigan Women.' This copy signed by Dohaney ("Best wishes/M.T. Dohaney"), on title page. 189 pages. Moderate general wear. View more info

A Marriage of Masks

By: Dohaney, M.T. (Jean)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Charlottetown, Ragweed Press: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 013894


"To outside eyes, Laura and Kevin Stevenson's marriage is fulfilling and successful. But the truth is startlingly different from the facade. Through Laura's flashbacks, we follow the couple's brief courtship and shotgun wedding. We witness the pressures of convention. And we begin to understand the price of deceit, silence and unhappiness." This copy signed (Jean Dohaney) on title page. 174 pages. Vertical crease to back cover, light edgewear. View more info

SUSPICIOUS MINDS, The Triumph of Paranoia in Everyday Life (signed)

By: Dowbiggin, Ian

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Toronto, Macfarlane, Walter & Ross: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Dowbiggin, on title page

Seller ID: 008919


Allowing for the usual fruitcakes and conspiracy theorists in the lunatic fringe, but believing that people are becoming increasingly paranoid, Dowbiggin "shows how paranoid fantasy moved from the extreme right to the very center of politics and culture in the United States and Canada," and suggests that "delusional thinking has displaced reason and wisdom as the basis of conventional thought." (or maybe that's what they *want* you to think, eh?). Green ... View more info

OH, PLAY THAT THING, Volume Two of The Last Roundup (signed)

By: Doyle, Roddy

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Toronto, Alfred A. Knopf/Random House of Canada: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Doyle, on title page

Seller ID: 015418


Published simultaneously in Canada by Knopf, and in the UK by Jonathan Cape. Sequel to 'A Star Called Henry.' Orange cloth w/black lettering/illustration to spine, 376 pages. An unread copy of an uncommon edition w/Doyle's signature. View more info

Report on the Death of Rosenkavalier

By: Drabek, Jan

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart / M&S: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 009928


author's fourth book; a Czechoslovakian returned from Canada to his native Prague publicly executes "a prison official whose sadistic tactics are killing political prisoners in Czechoslovakia," thereafter finding himself arrested and interrogated in prison by a Russian official; this copy inscribed, dated and signed ("To xxxxx with nice/memories of a Maritime workshop/July 1987/Sincerely,/Jan Drabek") on half-title; dj illustration by Emma Hesse; uncommon... View more info

Goddess of the Ice Realm (signed)

By: Drake, David

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Tor Books/Tom Doherty Associates: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 014481


1st printing w/complete number sequence. A title in the series which began with 'Lord of the Isles.' This copy signed by Drake, on title page. Grey cloth, 496 pages, dust jacket illustration by Donato. Small remainder mark to top edge, in dust jacket w/light general wear. An unread copy. View more info

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STILL WARTHOGS RUN DEEP and other free range nonsense (signed)

By: Drew, Simon

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Woodbridge, Suffolk, Antique Collectors' Club: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016401


A delightful collection of general goofiness. Or, as the publisher would have it, "A series of poems, drawings and puns...that combine a sense of the ridiculous with a definite seriousness regarding our respect, or lack of it, for the countryside." There are a few first editions kicking around, but they're not signed. There are a few signed copies kicking around, but they're not first editions. This is both. Illustrated boards, 48 pages. View more info

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The Berlin Wall Café (signed)

By: Durcan, Paul

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Belfast & Dover, The Blackstaff Press: 1986

Edition: 3rd edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 010395


"The skill and commitment with which Paul Durcan tackles his themes--social protest and outrage at loveless relationships, at hypocrtical churchmen, at sectarian assassins; and a searingly personal account of the break-up of a marriage--make this the finest book to date from one of western Europe's most tireless and entertaining visionary poets."; this copy inscribed, dated and signed ("For xxxx & xxxx xxxx/Affection & Very/Best Wishes/--Paul Durcan/Saint Joh... View more info

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WASTE NOT, WANT NOT, A Booke of Cookery (signed)

By: Eaton, E.F. "Ted"

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Fredericton, Omega Publishing Division of Omega Management Services: 1978

Edition: First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Eaton, on title page

Seller ID: 017847


"Some Interesting Recipes of Old Acadia," including such things as bubble and squeak, kartoffelsuppe, poutines rapees, scouse, fiskefars, medisterpolse, blueberry grunt, galop kringle, krammerhuse, pikelets and a bashamal of lamb's ears, as well as stuff we've actually heard of. 95 pages. Light cover soil, light general wear. View more info

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Living Learning Remembering (signed)

By: England, Robert

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Vancouver, Centre for Continuing Education/University of British Columbia/UBC: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016293


From the front flap: "These memoirs cover Robert England's three years as a teacher of Slawa Rural School (1920-3) in northern Saskatchewan, his co-operation with the Masonic Memorial Scholarship Scheme for fifty teachers in rural non-English-speaking districts (1921-4); his work as Continental Superintendent, Colonization Department, C.N.R. Europe (1924-9); as Western Manager, Colonization-Agriculture, C.N.R. Western Region (1930-6) and the Community Progress Compe... View more info

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Guilt (signed)

By: Ephron, G.H.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Minotaur: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Authors

Seller ID: 016968


First printing w/complete number sequence. G.H. Ephron is the pseudonym of Hallie Ephron and Donald A. Davidoff. The fifth murder mystery to feature Peter Zak, a forensic neuropsychologist. In this one, not knowing if he might be the killer's target, Zak agrees to help the police profile a bomber who has already killed several people. This copy signed by Ephron and Davidoff, on title page. Black boards w/gilt spine lettering, 293 pages. A bit of slant, gently bumpe... View more info

The Bonner Deception

By: Estey, Dale

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Estey, on title page

Seller ID: 015611


New Brunswick writer's second novel, "an alternately cerebral and visceral tale of the ambiguities of modern espionage." Black cloth w/silver spine lettering, 298 pages, dust jacket illustration by Terry Fehr. Light edgewear, two tiny soil marks to bottom fore-edge, provincial Department of Tourism stamp to second half-title, in price-clipped dust jacket w/a bit of edgewear, 1/4" tear to top right rear panel, 3/8" tear to top of rear fold. Jacket in pr... View more info

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A Lost Tale (signed)

By: Estey, Dale

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Ace 49525: 1982

Edition: 1st Ace edition

Inscription: Signed by Estey, on title page

Seller ID: 017343


First printing w/complete number line. From the back cover: "For two generations a tale has been whispered about a rite of Druid magic, more ancient than the standing stones, that awoke sleeping powers on the quiet Isle of Man and protected Britain through the darkest nights of Hitler's war..." 206 pages. Thin reading crease to spine, impressions (previous owner used the book underneath a piece of paper, upon which something was written -- book must be turned... View more info

Into Nests, Each Perfect As An Inner Ear!

By: Faulkner, Leigh

Price: $6.50

Publisher: Riverview, Owl's Head Press: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013795


A limited edition of 500 copies, of which this is #38. This copy signed by author, on half-title. Just a hint of wear to spine ends. Internally tight and clean. View more info

EXPANDING FORESTRY HORIZONS, A History of the Canadian Institute of Forestry--Institut Forestier du Canada

By: Fensom, K.G.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Montreal, Canadian Institute of Forestry--Institut Forestier du Canada: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 013603


The title pretty much covers the contents of this one. The author has signed and dated ("Fredericton, N.B.,/August 29/72/Ken Fensom") this copy on title page. Illustrated blue & green on tan cloth, 547 pages (including appendix), illustrated. Light edgewear, titles rubbed on spine, moderate general wear. A nice copy. Uncommon signed. View more info

Generica (signed)

By: Ferguson, Will

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Toronto, Penguin Books: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 014115


1st printing w/complete number sequence. Trade paperback original, and Ferguson's first novel after some well-received works of non-fiction. Shortly after "an overworked, underpaid editor" sees to publication a book which "promises to help readers lose weight, stop smoking, find inner peace and achieve true happiness," all hell breaks loose because the book works, and "an apocalyptic plague of happiness ensues." Signed on title page. 309 pages. An... View more info

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The As It Happens Files (signed)

By: Finlay, Mary Lou

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Toronto, Alfred A. Knopf Canada / Random House of Canada: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Finlay, on title page

Seller ID: 016692


First printing w/complete number sequence. A former host of one of Canada's most popular radio programs offers her "reminiscences about the most significant stories she has covered, starting with her very first day on the job, which happened to be the day after the death of Princess Diana," as well as "the most popular items on the show and most often from the United Kingdom." Red boards w/gilt spine lettering, 282 pages. An unread copy. View more info

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Nach dem Suden schauend -- Nach dem Norden schreibend (signed)

By: Fischer, Hatto

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Berlin, Quorum Verlag: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 016363


German-language text. This copy inscribed, signed and dated, in Athens, by Fischer. 144 pages, Moderate general wear. Internally tight and clean. Uncommon. View more info

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ODDS AGAINST SURVIVAL 'gaining insight' (inscribed & signed)

By: Fischer, Odette Marie B.K.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Agoura Hills, Bourget Publishing of California: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Fischer

Seller ID: 015675


The story of a woman who suffered a serious accident that affected her brain, and who struggled back from memory loss and a variety of physical disabilities. This copy inscribed and signed ("To Dr. Adam Chrzanowski,/Warmest Wishes. Hope/to see you in L.A. Odette Marie Fischer"). 289 pages + index, illustrated. A few impressions to back cover, light general wear. Internally tight and clean. View more info

Bullets And Cathedrals

By: Fleet, Brenda

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Fredericton, Fiddlehead Poetry Books:

Seller ID: pl.00009


1 of 500 copies; 48 pgs.; apparent printer's error resulted in Contents Page being printed at rear of book, and three verses of final poem omitted, thus a page tipped-on at top of Contents Page provides the missing verses; this copy with a handwritten correction (author's hand) to the Dedication line; some sunning to spine area, light edgewear, bottom edge smudged at corner; View more info

ANNIE (Short for Hootenanny), A Thief's Best Friend is My Dog (signed insert)

By: Flick, Don

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Toronto, Flick Printing Limited: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed Compliments of the Author card laid in

Seller ID: 012828


Flick writes lovingly about his dog. Flick has written "To Dalton Camp" on the Compliments of the Author card, and signed his name diagonally beneath it. 92 pages, illustrated. A bit of slant, reading crease, impressions/scratches, moderate general wear. View more info

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The Ten Thousand (signed)

By: Ford, Michael Curtis

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press/Thomas Dunne Books: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Ford, on title page

Seller ID: 012442


1st printing w/complete number sequence. Historical fiction set in 400 B.C., being the story of the philosopher-warrior Xenophon, and his command of ten thousand battle-weary Greek soldiers fleeing through the Armenian mountains after a bloody defeat at the hands of the king of Persia. Black cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 378 pages (plus author's postscript, acknowledgements, brief author biography), map end papers by Jackie Aher, dust jacket illustration by Mark Summers.... View more info

Lime Street at Two

By: Forrester, Helen

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London, The Bodley Head: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 015256


Following 'Twopence to Cross the Mersey,' 'Minerva’s Stepchild,' and 'By the Waters of Liverpool,' all of which told the story of the author's girlhood, this is the story of her experiences during the years of the Second World War. Neatly signed by Forrester on title page. Blue cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 253 pages, dust jacket by Gary Keane. Slant, gently bumped/mildly worn corners/spine ends, previous owner’s name ("Jessie") to top right corner of fro... View more info

SPLENDID IS THE SUN, The 5,000 Year History of Hockey

By: Fosty, George and Darril, with contributions by John Jelley

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, Stryker-Indigo Publishing Company: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 015223


After six years of research and writing, the authors give us a history of hockey that is "the story of human cultural interaction and geographic migration. It is a game that spread worldwide from its original home in ancient Mesopotamia, along the banks of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, moving over the centuries across much of the ancient and modern world. As human society developed, the game of hockey became closely associated with practices of religion. At one... View more info

The End of Innocence, Selected Poems of Gail Fox (signed)

By: Fox, Gail

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Ottawa, Oberon: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 010095


issued simultaneously with the hardcover; edited by Tom Marshall, and containing poems from "Dangeous Season" (1969), "The Royal Collector of Dreams" (1970), "Flight of the Pterodactyl" (1973), "God's Odd Look" (1976), "In Search of Living Things" (1980), "Houses of God" (1983), and "The Deepening of the Colours" (1986); cover painting by the author; this copy signed, "With all best wishes/Gail Fox"; sunning... View more info

The Lost Girls

By: Fox, Laurie

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Fox, on title page

Seller ID: 014959


1st printing w/complete number sequence. "Wendy has long heard the family legend--madness strikes the Darling women at a certain age, traditionally after romance visits in the form of an overgrown boy." White and grey boards w/pink foil spine lettering, 274 pages. An unread copy in collectible condition. View more info

The Bannonbridge Musicians (signed)

By: Fraser, Raymond

Price: $17.50

Publisher: St. John's, Breakwater Books Ltd.: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Fraser

Seller ID: 010669


Issued simultaneously with the hardcover. A bunch of Maritimers do a bit of drinking, a bit of womanizing, and a bit of adventuring. Cover illustration by Gerry Squires. Warmly inscribed: "To my cherished friends/-----, -----, &/-----,/from the Duke of/Northumberland/Ray Fraser/Aug 9, 1978/Black River Bridge, N.S." Short splits to bottom spine edges, rubbing, impressions, corner tips creased, some sunning to spine and back cover, some soil to edges, 1 page w/... View more info

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In Another Life (signed)

By: Fraser, Raymond

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Toronto, Lion's Head Press/LHP: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016663


Fraser's eighth book of fiction, one that adds to his growing reputation, and from all reports seems destined to gain him a wider audience than he currently enjoys. 304 pages, cover painting by Alfred Sisley. This copy signed by Fraser, on title page. An unread copy. View more info

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THE TRIALS OF BROTHER BELL, Two novels: 1.) Repentance Vale, and 2.) The Struggle Outside (signed)

By: Fraser, Raymond

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Roslin, Lion's Head Press/LHP: 2010

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 017185


"Two satiric novels by the 2009 winner of the Lieutenant-Governor's Award." 272 pages, cover painting (Dulle Griet, 1562) by Peter Brueghel. An unread copy. View more info

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THE FIGHTING FISHERMAN, The Life of Yvon Durelle (signed)

By: Fraser, Raymond

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Toronto & Garden City, Doubleday Canada Ltd. / Doubleday & Company Inc.: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Fraser & Durelle, on front end paper

Seller ID: 017709


Fraser tells the compelling story of "one of the all-time greatest contenders in the history of professional boxing -- Yvon Durelle -- the "fighting fisherman" who brawled his way from obscurity in a remote fishing village in New Brunswick to the top of the boxing world." Mustard boards, black cloth backstrip w/gilt spine lettering, 292 pages (including appendix), illustrated. Mild slant, moderate cover soil, bumped spine ends, light corner wear, in pri... View more info

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THE FIGHTING FISHERMAN, The Life of Yvon Durelle (signed)

By: Fraser, Raymond

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Toronto & Garden City, Doubleday Canada Ltd. / Doubleday & Company Inc.: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed by Durelle, on title page

Seller ID: 017710


Fraser tells the compelling story of "one of the all-time greatest contenders in the history of professional boxing -- Yvon Durelle -- the "fighting fisherman" who brawled his way from obscurity in a remote fishing village in New Brunswick to the top of the boxing world." Mustard boards, black cloth backstrip w/gilt spine lettering, 292 pages (including appendix), illustrated. This copy inscribed and signed by Durelle, on behalf of himself and his wife,... View more info

The Emperor's Virgin

By: Fraser, Sylvia

Price: $24.50

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 009617


Canadian author's fourth novel; a story based on historical fact, and set in A.D. 95, in the time of the cruel and tyrannical Roman Emperor, Domitian; signed on title page; dj illustration by Stewart Sherwood; edgewear, blue circle stamped to top edge; dj has edgewear, wear to spine ends, chipping to corners, rubbing, impressions; View more info

Berlin Solstice (signed)

By: Fraser, Sylvia

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart / M&S: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: can.00010


In the Germany which produced Adolf Hitler, a group of Germans is caught up in the nightmare that devastated half of Europe. Ever-eloquent and classy, Irving Layton said of this book, "I'd give my right arm and left tit to have written 'Berlin Solstice.'" Lightly dusted edges, bumped spine ends. Dust jacket has moderate edgewear, wear/minor chipping to corners, 3/8" chipping to top spine end, wear/minor chipping to bottom spine end, rubbing, flaking, short... View more info

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THE VENDOR OF DREAMS & Other Stories (signed)

By: Frederick, Rawle

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Devonshire, Bermuda Writers' Collective: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016869


A collection of seven stories by a Trinidadian-born writer living in Bermuda. This copy inscribed and signed ("For my brother Errol/Strands from 'our' passage/through the landscape. Thank/you for being part of this/journey/Rawle") Uncommon signed. 120 pages, cover painting by Elizabeth Ann Trott. Edgewear, rubbing, impressions/scratches, light soil, general wear. Internally tight. View more info

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Lessons From a Tour Bus Presents THE ACTION SANDWICH (inscribed and signed)

By: Frew, Alan, with Sharon Brennan

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Binea Press: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Frew, on front end paper

Seller ID: 017469


If your name is Katherine, if you think that Glass Tiger could well be the reason why the universe was created, if you have the blistering hots for Alan Frew, and if you're looking for a few life lessons told with wit and amusement, this "six-step recipe to success by doing what you're already doing" is the book for you. If your name is Earl or Lance or Raoul but everything else applies, then this is the book for you, too. If you once knew someone named Katheri... View more info

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Powers (signed)

By: Fried, Michael

Price: $125.00

Publisher: London, the Review: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Fried, on front end paper

Seller ID: 017421


Modernist art critic/art historian Fried's first full-length collection of poems, published while he was associate professor of fine arts at Harvard (as of this writing, he is the J.R. Herbert Boone professor of humanities and art history at Johns Hopkins University). Inscription reads, "12.x.73/to Ken,/with love & admiration,/Michael". Blue cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 60 pages. A bit of wear to corners/spine ends, sunning to top edge, covers moderately warp... View more info

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Brandyjack (signed)

By: Funnell, Augustine

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Laser Books 72039: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Funnell, on title page

Seller ID: 017614


Paperback original. Set in a distant future where Earth's technology has almost ceased to exist, a brawling drunkard finds himself involved in a scheme to leave the planet. 190 pages, cover painting by the incomparable Kelly Freas. This copy signed (or inscribed, if you want) on title page. Some spine slant/roll, rubbing, crosscrack, book store stamp to inside front cover, tanning. View more info

Le chant de l'espoir

By: Gagnon, Germain

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Montreal, Gagne Ltee.: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 013897


A French-language collection of five stories. This copy signed and dated ("780512/Amicalement/Germain") on front end paper. 67 pages, illustrated by Martial Grenon. Tanned pages, light general wear. View more info

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THE CHILDREN OF PAUL'S: the story of a theatre company, 1553-1608 (signed)

By: Gair, Reavley

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridge University Press: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016885


From the front flap: "Between 1553 and 1608 St Paul's Cathedral housed one of the earliest London theatre companies, a commercially successful playhouse whose actors were drawn from the choirboys under the directior of their choir master. These were the Children of Paul's." This copy inscribed and signed by Gair, on title page. Chocolate cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 213 pages (including notes, select bibliography, index), illustrated. A bit of slant, light ... View more info

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Angie and the Arab (signed)

By: Ganong, Joan

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Fredericton, Brunswick Press: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016008


A series of conversations between a 16-year-old girl and an Arab man who is a friend of her father, in which they attempt to understand each other's viewpoints and feelings on a number of topics. This copy warmly inscribed by Ganong on half-title ("To Jean--/With whom I've/gone over the dialogue/in so many plays/that it seems/doubly fun to have/her reading a dialogue/ of mine!/Joan."). An uncommon item inscribed or signed. 56 pages. Edgewear/corner wear, crea... View more info

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Tall Lives (signed)

By: Gaston, Bill

Price: $23.50

Publisher: Toronto, Macmillan of Canada / Canada Publishing Corporation: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016429


A pair of Siamese twins joined at the big toe and separated at birth by their father have continued on their separate paths, but when one learns a secret about the other's wife, "their lives start to converge again," and "the twins find themselves on a collision course with each other." This copy signed, on title page, by Gaston. Black cloth w/grey spine lettering, 243 pages, cover illustration by Jamie Bennett. Moderate handling wear, in rubbed dust ja... View more info

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Year of the Hyenas (signed)

By: Geagley, Brad

Price: $13.50

Publisher: New Haven & London, Simon & Schuster: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016233


First printing w/complete number sequence. A murder mystery set in ancient Egypt, taking as its backdrop "the mysterious death of Ramses III, involving intrigue, ambition, greed, and crimes of passion on a huge, though hidden, scale." Pale yellow cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 291 pages. Remainder stripe to top edge, .25" vertical split to bottom edge of front cover, in lightly rubbed dust jacket w/a few thin impressions, .25" tear to bottom right corne... View more info

Gravity (signed)

By: Gerritsen, Tess

Price: $9.50

Publisher: New York, Pocket Books: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 011753


Medical thriller. A brilliant research physician who has been training to study living beings in space gets her opportunity, but once aboard an international space station things go dreadfully wrong when a culture of single-celled organisms gathered from the deep sea begin to multiply and infect the crew. This copy signed by author on title page. Gently bumped spine ends, in rubbed dj w/impressions, light edgewear. An unread copy. View more info

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The Sleeping Buddha, The Story of Afghanistan Through the Eyes of One Family (signed)

By: Ghafour, Hamida

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Toronto, McArthur & Company: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016644


Ghafour "fled Khabul with her parents as a small child in 1981," and returned in 2003 as a journalist for the Daily Telegraph, "reporting for the paper, seeing more of the place that she and her family had once called home." This copy signed by Ghafour, on title page. Black cloth w/silver spine lettering, 336 pages (including acknowledgements, bibliography, index), illustrated w/photographs. An unread copy. View more info

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Earth Charms Heard So Early (signed)

By: Gibbs, Robert

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Fredericton, Fiddlehead Poetry Books: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 010885


one from a limited edition of five hundred copies; this copy signed by Gibbs ("With best wishes/Robert Gibbs"); 64 pgs.; moderate edgewear, impressions, scuffing, abrasion to top right corner of title page (presumed removal of sticker); View more info

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The Ramblings of a Prairie Rover (signed)

By: Giles, Laurence

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Victoria, Victoria Family History Society: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed and signed by Giles, on title page

Seller ID: 018112


Giles, born in 1913 in rural Saskatchewan, here recounts the story of his life, with observations on a variety of subjects. Typescript, 188 pages, illustrated. A bit of edgewear, 1/4" tear to top edge of front cover, scuffed covers, light general wear. Uncommon. View more info

PLAYING THROUGH, A Year of Life and Links Along the Scottish Coast

By: Gillespie, Curtis

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Toronto, Doubleday Canada/Random House of Canada: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 013741


1st printing w/complete number sequence. The author chronicles "the year he spent with his family among the gorse, heather, and golfers of Gullane, Scotland, a town of a few thousand people east of Edinburgh, and the site of the 2002 British Open Championship." This copy signed (on title page) by Gillespie. Blue boards w/white spine lettering, 311 pages (+ Acknowledgements), map end papers. Lightly rubbed dust jacket w/thin scratches. An unread copy. View more info

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Windsinger (signed)

By: Gillmor, Frances

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Albuquerque, University of New Mexico: 1976

Edition: 1st thus

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Gillmor, on half-title

Seller ID: 017504


Gillmor's classic novel of Navajo life in the early part of the 20th century. Foreword by N. Scott Momaday. Gillmore's inscription reads, "For/Mr. & Mrs. Dalton Johnson/with greetings from/the author and the/hope they will enjoy this/novel about Navajo/Indians in Arizona./Frances Gillmor/Sept. 16, 1976," 218 pages. Light edgewear, some flaking to left edge of front cover, a few impressions, faint foxing to edges. Internally still fairly tight and clean. View more info

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Middle Caraquet -- The Lean Years (signed)

By: Gionet, Albert

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Pompano Beach, Exposition Press of Florida, Inc.: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 017039


Gionet's memoir of growing up in Middle Caraquet, New Brunswick. The memoir began as "a series of short pieces Mr. Gionet would send to members of his family every year for Christmas in lieu of traditional cards." The copy inscribed and signed, on half-title. Inscription reads, "To John & Marguerite:/May you enjoy this/book as much as I've/enjoyed writing it./Love and best wishes/Bert." Laid in is a full-page typewritten letter from Gionet to the afor... View more info

Joshua, The Czar, and the Chicken Bone Wish (signed)

By: Girion, Barbara

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons/Scribner: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 007459


A fourth-grade klutz with a few troubles meets an old man who claims to be a czar who lost control of all Russia on the snap of a single wishbone, and subsequently befriends the kid in an effort to help him develop a bit of self-confidence. In a lovely piece of coincidence, this copy is inscribed by the author to an actual Joshua ("For Joshua--/who has/quite a while to go/before he enjoys this/story. Lots of good/luck chicken-bone wishing/to your parents to help/you... View more info

Death Goes Better With Coca-Cola

By: Godfrey, Dave

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Erin, Press Porcepic: 1973

Edition: 1st Press Porcepic edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 013913


Originally published in 1967 by House of Anansi (which Godfrey co-founded with Dennis Lee). Godfrey has inscribed, signed and dated this copy ("For/Barry Cameron/Dave Godfrey/Feb. 1974") on half-title. Can be difficult to turn up signed hardcover copies of this one, especially ones that aren't desecrated by librarians. A handsome, albeit unusual volume. Marbled boards w/black cloth backstrip w/gilt spine lettering, 159 pages, illustrated, illustrated end papers.... View more info

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The Night Shift (signed)

By: Goldman, Dr. Brian

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Toronto, HarperCollinsPublishers / Harper Collins: 2010

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Goldman, on title page

Seller ID: 017923


A long-time emergency room physician at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto provides a behind-the-scenes look at his profession. Robin's egg blue boards, white cloth backstrip w/foil lettering, 263 pages. A hint of general wear. Uncommon signed. View more info

Night Game (signed)

By: Gordon, Alison

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart/M&S: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 011337


the third Kate Henry baseball mystery, this one finding our intrepid reporter/sleuth covering spring training in Florida, and soon attempting to clear a Dominican rookie of murder charges; this copy signed on title page; dust jacket illustration by John Paul Genzo; blue cloth, 269 pages; a suggestion of wear to corners/spine ends; rubbed dj w/impressions, light edgewear; View more info

Sunburst (signed)

By: Gotlieb, Phyllis

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Berkley 03622: 1978

Edition: 1st Berkley edition

Inscription: Inscribed and signed by Gotlieb

Seller ID: 010855


An expanded version of the story which appeared in Amazing in 1964. Mutated children the result of a nuclear explosion are incapable of basic human skills but are possessed of nightmarish powers and amazing abilities, and are kept hidden from an unsuspecting world until, one night, they decide to go out and play. The inscription is to another sf writer of considerably lesser consequence, who is much less-known (proving it, she misspelt his name), and dated. Light gene... View more info

The Violent Season (signed)

By: Goulet, Robert

Price: $28.50

Publisher: New York, George Braziller: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: can.00032


Violence explodes in a small French-Canadian town. Signed on front end paper. Beige cloth w/red/black lettering to spine, 383 pages. View more info

Water is the First World (inscribed & signed)

By: Grace, Susan Andrews

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Regina, Coteau Books: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 012141


From the back cover: "A perceptive collection of quietly assertive poems about women's nurturing roles in the cycles of life, focusing on the birthing experience." This copy inscribed, signed and dated ("for Donna/so glad to meet you/Susan/May 96"). 112 pages (including Acknowledgements, brief author/cover photographer biographies, advertisements for other Coteau titles), cover photograph by Courtney Milne. Minor wear to corners, light rubbing, mild gener... View more info

Tribute to Maple Ridge Veterans (signed)

By: Graham, Stan, with Dot (Blaney) MacElwain

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Maple Ridge, Privately published: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Authors

Seller ID: 013837


1 of 1,000 copies published to honour the war-time contributions and sacrifices of thirty people connected in one way or another with the small New Brunswick community of Maple Ridge, in both World Wars and in Korea. 200 pages, illustrated. Mild general wear. View more info

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ALL TIGERS, NO DONKEYS, A Canadian Soldier in Croatia, 1994-1995 (signed)

By: Grant, Kurt

Price: $40.00

Publisher: St. Catharines, Vanwell Publishing:

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016534


Grant "describes the inner workings of the military as he saw it during his tour of duty as a reservist with 1 RCR, as part of UNPROFOR to CANBAT One, Croatia during 1994-95. Grant's candid descriptions take us into the horrors of a war torn country, the tensions of keeping peace between bitter enemies, and the daily routine of life in a military camp." This copy signed by Grant, on title page. 320 pages, illustrated. Moderate edgewear. Internally tight and ... View more info

NON STOP REVIEW, 21 Years of Grayson (signed)

By: Grayson, H. (pseudonym of Graham Harrison)

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Chichester, Barry Rose: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author & Artist

Seller ID: 005711


"A collection of articles written by H. Grayson, humorous columnist with the 'Local Government Review' over a period of 21 years from 1971. In them Grayson turned a subversive spotlight on the more pompous elements in the central and local government establishment and on some of the bizarre decisions and utterances issuing from both during that period of unprecedented change." Illustrations by Tom Harrison, aged 11½. Dust jacket illustration by Sue Harrison. ... View more info

St. Patrick's Bed (signed)

By: Green, Terence M.

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, Forge/Tom Doherty Associates: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 012205


1st printing w/complete number sequence. The third book of Green's series of fictional biography (after 'Shadow of Ashland' and 'A Witness to Life') to incorporate part of his family's history. This copy signed on title page. Navy cloth, 220 pages. A pristine, unread copy. Dust jacket in protective mylar sleeve. View more info

St. Patrick's Bed (signed)

By: Green, Terence M.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Forge/Tom Doherty Associates: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 012572


1st printing w/complete number sequence. The third of Green's series of fictional biography (after "Shadow of Ashland" and "A Witness to Life") to incorporate part of his family's history. This copy signed by Green beneath his name on title page. Navy cloth, 220 pages. A pristine, unread copy. Dust jacket in protective mylar sleeve. View more info

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THE BATTLE OF THE ST. LAWRENCE, The Second World War in Canada (signed)

By: Greenfield, Nathan M.,

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Toronto, HarperCollins Publishers / Harper Collins: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016402


The story of World War II battles in the St. Lawrence River, which resulted in the deaths of almost 300 Canadian men, women and children. Signed by Greenfield, on title page. Grey cloth w/silver spine lettering, 287 pages (including sources, notes index), illustrated. Longish bump to top edge of front cover, previous owner's name/address whited out at top right corner of front end paper, in dust jacket w/impressions. View more info

Heat Shock

By: Greer, Robert

Price: $9.50

Publisher: New York, Mysterious Press/Warner Books: 2003

Edition: Uncorrected Proof

Seller ID: 011576


Author's signed letter and promotional sheet laid in. Introduces Dr. Carmen Nguyen. The first twelve chapters/fifty-nine pages of Greer's October 2003 novel about an emergency room physician teamed with a former military intelligence man and their confrontation with "a lawless businessman and his private army of stone-cold killers, in hard and bloody pursuit of a genetic bombshell with the shocking power to transform a species." Impression to front cover, modera... View more info

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The Second Moses, Book #2 in the Voice of the Prophets series (signed)

By: Griffey, Dan Bertran

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Fort Worth, Mount Ephraim Publishing Company: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016647


The second of eight books resulting from Griffey's thirteen-year study of the seven-year period known as the Tribulation. This copy signed by Griffey, on title page. 227 pages. NF w/light corner wear. An unread copy, internally tight and clean. View more info

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God's Geography (signed)

By: Gutteridge, Don

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Ilderton, Brick Books/Coldstream: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016364


"This book is the fourth in a series of works in poetry and prose entitled Time is the Metaphor." This copy inscribed, signed and dated by Gutteridge, on half-title. 111 pages. Light general wear. View more info

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DeNiro's Game (signed)

By: Hage, Rawi

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Toronto, Anansi: 2009

Edition: 4th paperback printing

Inscription: Signed by Hage, on title page

Seller ID: 017707


Hage's first novel, winner of four major awards and a finalist for four more. 277 pages (including glossary of Arabic terms) + brief author biography. Light general wear. Internally tight and clean. Uncommon signed. View more info

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The Diary of Dr. Cuthbert Flange (signed)

By: Hambly, Ken

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Southport, Limited Edition Press: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Hambly, on half-title

Seller ID: 017668


153 pages. Inscription reads, "Best wishes/Christmas '94/--Ken." Light general wear. View more info

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MY NAME'S NOT SUSIE, A Life Transformed by Literacy (inscribed & signed)

By: Hamilton, Sharon Jean

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Portsmouth, Boynton/Cook Publishers: 1996

Edition: 2nd printing

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 015748


From the front flap: "By age three, Karen Agnes Fleming had already been negelcted by her mother and made a ward of the court; had been in eighteen foster homes where she was given a new series of names; had experienced physical, sexual, and emotional abuse; and had been labeled disobedient, uneducable, and a social misfit." This copy inscribed and signed by Hamilton, on half-title ("For Gertrude/Keep loving and reading/All the best/Sharon J. Hamilton")... View more info

Peeling Oranges in the Shade

By: Hannan, Jack

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Sutton West, The Paget Press: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 008311


A Montreal poet "depicts the journey travelled between two occasions, the transfiguration of the travellers, time wasted and time well spent." Introduction by Penelope Jahn. This copy inscribed/signed/dated on title page (To my friend, "the/Tampa Kid," Mr. xxxxx,/with thanks,/Jack Hannan/5/6/79). Mderate wear to corners/spine ends, mild bubbling to front cover fore-edge. Rubbed dust jacket w/light edgewear, thin impressions, some spine sunning. View more info

CAPTAIN FOR LIFE and other temporary assignments

By: Harkes, John, with Denise Kiernan

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Chelsea, Sleeping Bear Press: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 015613


The first American to play in soccer in the English Premier League tells his story. Signed by Harkes on front end paper. Black cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 228 pages (including photo credits), illustrated. Bumps to spine ends, bottom edge, bottom corners, in rubbed dust jacket w/a few impressions/thin scratches. View more info

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Beyond the Nightmare (signed)

By: Harris, Irene

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Christchurch, University of Canterbury Press: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016224


For more than three decades Irene Harris lived with an alcoholic. Daughter, sister, and mother to alcoholics, she sought help from "the Queen Mary Hospital at Hanmer Springs, as a non-drinking co-dependent." This is her story. This copy inscribed on front end paper ("To Vanda./Thanks for your/friendship -- keep/loving/Irene"), then signed in full beneath her name on title page. 162 pages. Impressions/thin scratches to covers, light edgewear. Interna... View more info

NOT YET CANADIANS, The Latin American Immigrant Experience in Nova Scotia (signed)

By: Hartzman, Carole A.

Price: $6.50

Publisher: Halifax, International Education Centre/Saint Mary's University: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Hartzman, on half-title

Seller ID: 014948


Hartzman presents "a study in miniature of Latin Americans in Canada." 68 pages (including bibliography, index). Light general wear. View more info

THE HOLE THAT MUST BE FILLED, Stories (inscribed & signed)

By: Harvey, Kenneth J.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Toronto, Little, Brown and Company (Canada) Limited: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 012822


A collection of fourteen stories. This copy warmly inscribed to Philip Lee, erstwhile editor of the New Brunswick Reader before becoming editor-in-chief of the Telegraph Journal newspaper in Saint John, New Brunswick from 1998 to 2000. Red cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 220 pages, dust jacket by Alistair Drysdale. Gently bumped corners/spine ends, lightly tanned edges, in dust jacket w/moderate general wear. View more info

Fortress of Chairs

By: Harvor, Elisabeth

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Montreal, Signal Editions/Vehicule Press: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 009457


author's first book of poetry following two story collections, and winner of the 1992 Gerald Lampert Memorial Award; this copy warmly inscribed to an anonymous recipient ("To a dear/friend & chauffeur/& writer-in-arms,/xoxo/in friendship/Elisabeth/Harvor"); 87 pgs.; minor edgewear, impressions, pencil price impressions to top right corner of front end paper; View more info

Excessive Joy Injures the Heart

By: Harvor, Elisabeth

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart / M&S: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 013521


1st printing w/complete number sequence. According to the front flap copy, this one "charts the tricky anatomy of obsession, capturing along the way the dilemmas of contemporary urban life, and our neverending quest to remedy the aches in our minds, bodies, and spirits." Harvor has signed this copy on title page, beneath her name. Mild general wear, in lightly rubbed dust jacket. A nice copy. View more info

The Fish Kisser

By: Hawkins, James

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Dundurn: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 014642


1st printing w/complete number sequence. The second Inspector David Bliss mystery. A computer genius hunted by cyber-terrorists disappears while on on a cruise bound for Holland. Signed by author (beneath his name) on title page. 440 pages. Reading creases to spine, rubbing/shallow impressions, moderate general wear. View more info

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They Were So Young (signed)

By: Hawkins, Ronald F.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Woodstock, Privately Published: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Hawkins, on title page

Seller ID: 017659


From the back cover: "A record intended as a tribute to the young Canadians who volunteered for active service," during World War II. These are "Real life experiences related directly from the mouth of the service man. Voices from the past, non record for family and our national heritage. Eager and determined -- they were mere boys one month, trained sailors, soldiers and air men the next." Inscription reads, "To Philip/From/Ron Hawkins/Protect T... View more info

SLEEP DEMONS, An Insomniac's Memoir (signed)

By: Hayes, Bill

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Washington Square/Pocket Books/Simon & Schuster: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Hayes, on title page

Seller ID: 013587


An insomniac "affords an intimate look at one man's singular journey through contemporary life--from his sleep-disturbed childhood through his sleepwalking in adolescence to the height of his insomnia, when his partner struggles with AIDS and Hayes must face an increasingly troubling and debilitating sleep disorder." Hayes also gives us a "fascinating exploration of disorders such as sleeptalking, narcolepsy, and sleep apnea." Bump to bottom spine end. An... View more info

Revenge of the Cootie Girls (signed)

By: Hayter, Sparkle

Price: $9.00

Publisher: New York, Viking: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 004823


A Robin Hudson mystery. Our intrepid heroine has taken a new intern under her wing, but when the girl doesn't show after being invited to a Hallowe'en bash, Robin finds herself on a search through a night of murder and mayhem. Signed by Her Sparkleness on title page. Dust jacket illustration by Mark Zingarelli. An unread copy. A hint of slant, bar code on rear pastedown. Dust jacket w/light edgewear, rubbing, impressions. View more info

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The Shadow Boxer (signed)

By: Heighton, Steven

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Toronto, Alfred A. Knopf Canada / Random House of Canada: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016898


The story of a poet and boxer, who sets off into the world to make it, and whose sexual and professional misadventures take him from his boyhood in 'the Soo' as far as Egypt." This copy signed by Heighton, on title page. Blue/grey cloth w/silver spine lettering, 384 pages (plus acknowledgments and permissions, wraparound dust jacket photograph by Steve Solum. Bumped spine ends in scuffed dust jacket w/light wear to spine ends. View more info

DEAD NORTH, An Alaska Mystery (signed)

By: Henry, Sue

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Nwe y, William Morrow/HarperCollinsPublishers: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 012044


A woman driving her friend's RV from Idaho to Alaska offers a ride to a teenager, who subsequently disappears at Jasper National Park, just ahead of the police who are searching for him in connection with two murders. Signed on title page. Dust jacket illustration by Pat Bailey. Bumped spine ends, small remainder dot to bottom edge, in dust jacket w/a couple of impressions, light wear to spine ends. An unread copy. View more info

SMALL MERCIES, A Boy After War

By: Hillen, Ernest

Price: $7.50

Publisher: TorontoViking/Penguin:

Seller ID: 008972


sequel to "The Way of a Boy," covering the two years immediately after World War II, and seeing the author land in Canada where he must adapt "to a new language and country at the same time as he adjusts to adolesence."; the copyright date is listed (incorrectly) as 1977, but since this is a sequel to a book published in 1993, and the last time I checked no one on the planet had fallen into a wormhole, it seems a tad unlikely that 1977 is correct; this co... View more info

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A Gradual Ruin (signed)

By: Hilles, Robert

Price: $14.50

Publisher: Toronto, Doubleday Canada/Random House of Canada: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 015800


1st printing w/complete number sequence. A Governor General's Award-winning poet offers "a haunting story about the desperate choices made in wartime, and lives affirmed or shattered in a moment." This copy signed by Hilles on title page. Black boards w/gilt spine lettering, 301 pages (including acknowledgements). An crisp unread copy. View more info

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A Gradual Ruin (signed)

By: Hilles, Robert

Price: $14.50

Publisher: Toronto, Doubleday Canada/Random House of Canada: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016213


1st printing w/complete number sequence. A Governor General's Award-winning poet offers "a haunting story about the desperate choices made in wartime, and lives affirmed or shattered in a moment." This copy signed by Hilles, with his usual initials, on title page. Black boards w/gilt spine lettering, 301 pages (including acknowledgements). A crisp unread copy. View more info

The Barclay Family Theatre

By: Hodgins, Jack

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Toronto, Macmillan of Canada: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 009905


"The story of the seven Barclay sisters and the bemused men in their lives." Hodgins's fourth book. Some slant, wear/fading to spine ends, lightly soiled edges. Rubbed dust jacket w/edgewear, short tears/chipping at spine ends/corners, impressions. View more info

The City of Satisfactions (signed)

By: Hoffman, Daniel

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New York, Oxford University Press / OUP: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Hoffman

Seller ID: 015519


Poet's third book. This copy inscribed and signed on front end paper. Inscription reads "For Viv and Pete/--Why shouldn't you have/a signed book too?/Love from Danny/Christmas '69" (apparently the reason they shouldn't have a signed book, Danny, is because they won't keep it). A good acquisition for some couple named Viv and Pete, or someone named Viv who used to be with Pete, or someone named Pete who used to be with Viv, or someone named Viv who thinks she m... View more info

Mercy's Birds

By: Holeman, Linda

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Toronto, Tundra Books/McClelland & Stewart:

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 014171


1st printing w/complete number sequence. Trying to maintain good grades and keep a job, a young girl is losing control of her life as her mother "retreats more and more to the security of her bedroom," her aunt "retreats into tarot cards and alcohol," and she lives in fear that her aunt's boyfriend will return to live with them. This copy signed by Holeman on title page. An unread copy w/a hint of general wear, internally tight and clean. View more info

Midnight Robber

By: Hopkinson, Nalo

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Aspect/Warner Books: 2000

Edition: 2nd printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 014182


Signed by Hopkinson, beneath her name on title page. 329 pages, cover illustration by Leo and Diane Dillon. An unread copy w/moderate general wear. Internally tight and clean. View more info

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Dieter auf der Flucht (signed)

By: Horch, Karl Otto

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Stuttgart, Kreuz-Verlag: 1950

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 008072


A German-language adventure story. Cream boards w/red cloth backstrip, 176 pages. Mild cover soil, tanned/dusty/soiled edges, tanned pages, moderate general wear, in rubbed dust jacket w/edgewear, chipping to corners/spine ends, jagged piece torn from top left corner of front panel, some soil. Uncommon signed. View more info

Wild Dogs

By: Humphreys, Helen

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Toronto, HarperCollins Publishers/Harper Collins/Phyllis Bruce: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Humphreys, on title page

Seller ID: 013712


1st printing w/complete number sequence. An award-winning writer gives us the story of six people threatened in one way or another by some aspect of life, and who meet, each evening at dusk, "at the edge of the woods, calling their dogs to come back to them, dogs that have turned wild and vanished from their lives." Deep green boards w/gilt design to front cover, gilt lettering to spine, 185 pages + 1 page of acknowledgments. A tight, unread copy. View more info

Dolce Agonia (signed)

By: Huston, Nancy

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Toronto, McArthur & Company: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 015288


1st printing w/complete number sequence. During "a few hours of a snowy Thanksgiving night in a small college town in New England," the members of a gathering hosted by a discomfiting poet come to know each other more intimately than they thought possible. This copy signed by Huston, on title page. Black cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 259 pages. Light general wear in like dust jacket. View more info

Dolce Agonia (signed)

By: Huston, Nancy

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Toronto, McArthur & Company: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 015632


1st printing w/complete number sequence. During "a few hours of a snowy Thanksgiving night in a small college town in New England," the members of a gathering hosted by a discomfitting poet come to know each other more intimately than they thought possible. This copy signed by Huston, on title page. Black cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 259 pages. Dust jacket w/small crinkle to bottom right corner of rear panel. An unread copy. View more info

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The Sorrows of an American (signed)

By: Hustvedt, Siri

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Henry Holt and Company (a Frances Coady book): 2008

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016608


First printing w/complete number sequence. Siblings who "find a disturbing note from an unknown woman among their late father's papers ... believe he may be implicated in a mysterious death," which leads them to try to unravel the mystery. This copy signed by Hustvedt, on title page. Cream and grey boards w/silver spine lettering, 307 pages (including brief biographical sketch). Small remainder dot to bottom edge, in dust jacket w/mild edgewear. An unread co... View more info

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Selected Poems (signed)

By: Hutchman, Laurence

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Toronto & Tonawanda, Guernica Editions Inc.: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 017065


A collection of poems from five of Hutchman's previously published six books. 135 pages. Signed by Hutchman, on title page. Promotional bookmark for this title laid in. Light general wear. Internally tight and clean. View more info

The Cripple and His Talismans

By: Irani, Anosh

Price: $21.50

Publisher: Vancouver, Raincoast Books: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 015412


1st printing w/complete number sequence. Author's well-received first novel set in Bombay, where it "begins and ends with a search for the narrator's severed arm." Signed and dated by author, on title page. Red cloth w/black lettering/gold decorations to front cover/spine, wraps half-sleeve around back cover, 252 pages, map end papers. As New in NF band. Unread. View more info

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FROM VICTORIA TO VLADIVOSTOCK, Canada's Siberian Expedition, 1917-19 (signed)

By: Isitt, Benjamin

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Vancouver & Toronto, UBC Press: 2010

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Isitt, on title page

Seller ID: 017856


A title from the publisher's Studies in Canadian Military History series. Isitt "sheds new light on a part of Canadian history that previous scholars have written off as a mere sideshow, a rather embarrassing episode that had no impact on the First World War." 299 pages (including appendices, notes, bibliography, index), illustrated. Light scuffing, faint edge soil, gift inscription (on front pastedown). Internally tight and clean. View more info

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Poached Egg on Toast (signed)

By: Itani, Frances

Price: $32.00

Publisher: Toronto, HarperCollinsPublishers/Harper Collins Publishers/Greenwillow Books: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Itani, on title page

Seller ID: 016126


A collection of 20 stories gathering Itani's best work, and offering seven new stories as well. Grey/dark green boards w/silver foil lettering to front cover/spine, 272 pages. A very nice, unread copy in a lightly scuffed dust jacket. View more info

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Remembering the Bones (signed)

By: Itani, Frances

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Toronto, HarperCollins / Harper Collins / Phyllis Bruce: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Itani, on title page

Seller ID: 016901


An 80-year-old woman invited to Buckingham Palace to celebrate the Queen's birthday at Buckingham Palace is injured in a car accident, and while waiting for rescue, "reflects on her role as a daughter, mother, sister, wife and widow; on lost loves and painful secrets; on the life of the Queen, whose Royal presence has shadowed her own life." Avocado and black boards w/silver crown to front cover, silver spine lettering, 282 pages, plus acknowledgements. An unre... View more info

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No Other Lodgings (signed)

By: Itani, Frances

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Fredericton, Fiddlehead Poetry Books: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Itani, on title page

Seller ID: 017642


The 249th title in the Fiddlehead Poetry Book series, this one the first title by a multi-award-winning poet, fiction writer and essayist. Limited to 600 copies. 55 pages. Small soil mark to centre of front cover at top, small sticker/soil mark pull to top right corner of same, light surface wear. Internally clean. View more info

False Accusations

By: Jacobson, Alan

Price: $19.50

Publisher: New York, Pocket Books:

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 008940


a wealthy, powerful and respected doctor is charged with double homicide, and the evidence against him, coupled with his lack of an alibi, gives even his attorney grave doubts; this copy signed, by author, on title page; two gently bumped corners; scuffed dj w/bumped corners, thin scratches; an unread copy; View more info

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Kalooki Nights (signed)

By: Jacobson, Howard

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 2007

Edition: 1st US edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 017134


Longlisted for the 2006 Man Booker Prize, this one sees a Jewish cartoonist recalling "his childhood in a British suburb in the 1950s." This copy signed by Jacobson, on title page. Red boards w/gilt spine lettering, 450 pages, dust jacket illustration by Bill Bragg. A bumped corner, a hint of wear to spine ends, in dust jacket w/mild wear to corners/spine ends, a teeny sticker pull to top right of front panel. An unread copy. View more info

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Nam-A-Rama (signed)

By: Jennings, Phillip

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Forge Book / Tom Doherty Associates: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016874


Author's first novel, described on the front flap as "Catch-22 meets Apocalypse Now," and "the wildest, wackiest, saddest, and truest war story ever told, because it's all made up, which means it's all real." Spruce boards w/bronze spine lettering, 332 pages, dust jacket illustration by Tim Bowers. An unread copy. View more info

The Navigator of New York

By: Johnston, Wayne

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Toronto, Alfred A. Knopf Canada: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 014894


1st printing w/complete number sequence. Newfoundland-born writer's story of "one man's quest for the secret of his origins that ranges from nineteenth-century St. John's to the bustling streets of New York to the remotest regions of the Arctic." This copy signed by Johnston, on title page. Blue boards w/gilt spine lettering, 483 pages. View more info

The Earthquake Bird

By: Jones, Susanna

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Picador: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 013863


1st printing w/complete number sequence. Author's first novel. A young English woman working as a translator in Tokyo is the chief suspect under suspicion of murder. Navy cloth w/silver spine lettering, 212 pages. This copy signed by Jones, on title page. An unread copy. View more info

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All That is Bitter & Sweet (signed)

By: Judd, Ashley, with Maryanne Vollers

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Ballantine Books: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Judd, on title page

Seller ID: 017628


White boards w/silver spine lettering, 406 pages, illustrated. Lightly scuffed dust jacket w/thin scratches to rear panel. A nice, unread copy. View more info

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Cold Plague (signed)

By: Kalla, Daniel

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Forge / Tom Doherty Associates: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016952


After "pristine water -- hidden for millions of years, untouched by pollution, and possessing natural healing powers -- is found miles under Antarctic ice," this thriller's hero soon comes to believe that the water "might hold the key to a microscopic Jurassic Park." In between, though, we have outbreaks of mad cow disease in France, our hero's suspicion that there's more to the outbreaks than meets the eye, and that there's a conspiracy stretching aroun... View more info

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THE SHATTERED BADGE, The Story of Ed Donovan, Stress Cop (signed by Donovan)

By: Kankewitt, Bill

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Toronto, Methuen: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Donovan

Seller ID: 017133


The story of a former Boston police officer (currently an actor, editor and publisher) who became "the acknowledged expert with a world-wide reputation for dealing with police stress." This copy inscribed by Donovan, on half-title ("Martha/Fraternally/Ed Donovan"). Navy cloth w/silver foil spine lettering, 236 pages, illustrated. Spine slant, bumped corners, tiny soil mark to bottom corner of fore-edge, moderate general wear, in rubbed dust jacket w/bu... View more info

The Dead Circus

By: Kaye, John

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Atlantic Monthly Press: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed & Dated by Author

Seller ID: 015495


1st printing w/complete number sequence. Kaye's second novel. When his fiancee is killed in a plane crash, an ex-cop "becomes obsessed with an unsolved mystery from his days with the LAPD: the death of up-and-coming rockabilly star Bobby Fuller." Kaye has signed and dated this copy on title page ("John Kaye/1-25-2003"). 324 pages. A nice, collectible, unread copy. View more info

The Land Beyond

By: Keenleyside, David

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Toronto (Willowdale) & London, Nelson, Foster & Scott: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 015379


Keenleyside's first novel, telling the story of a rich young artist who, "inspired by great nature painters of the past, travels to a tiny Eskimo settlement in order to paint the people and landscape of the Arctic." This copy signed by Keenleyside, on title page. Black cloth w/silver foil spine lettering, 232 pages, dust jacket illustration by Barbara Walton. A bit of slant, some foxing to top edge/fore edge, small scribble to front pastedown, in lightly rubbe... View more info

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Apologize, Apologize! (signed)

By: Kelly, Elizabeth

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Toronto, Alfred A. Knopf Canada: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016442


A "rational first-born son" tries to make sense of "a wildly eccentric Massachusetts clan that is both blessed and afflicted with an inexhaustible reservoir of old money, unwavering subversive charm -- and a veritable chorus of dogs." This copy signed by Kelly, on title page. Cream boards w/black spine lettering, 324 pages. A pristine, unread copy. View more info

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Pyrrhic (signed)

By: Kemick, Richard Kelly

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Toronto, Anstruther Press: 2015

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by Kemick, on copyright page

Seller ID: 018134


A triptych-style chapbook containing three poems. One of only 100 copies printed. As one might expect with so few copies printed, this is somewhat uncommon. View more info

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THE MAN WHO MADE LISTS, Love, Death, Madness, and the Creation of Roget's Thesaurus (signed)

By: Kendall, Joshua

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons / Putnam / Penguin Group: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016695


First printing w/complete number sequence. The story of Peter Mark Roget -- polymath, eccentric, synonym aficionado," whose father's early death and the mental illness of his mother and sister caused him to start making lists at the age of eight, which was the beginning of "his quest to put everything in its rightful place, one word at a time." And the rest (remainder, balance, residue) is history (past, yesterday, antiquity.) This copy signed by Kendall, ... View more info

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Chocolate River Rescue (signed)

By: Kent, Jennifer McGrath

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Halifax, Nimbus Publishing: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Kent, on title page

Seller ID: 017720


Inspired by a variety of true events, this one tells the story of three boys "trapped on an ice floe on the Petitcodiac River in the dead of winter," with a strong current pulling them inexorably toward the ocean. 108 pages. Light rubbing, moderate handling wear, a bit of wear to corners, moderate handling wear. View more info

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Birds in Fall (signed)

By: Kessler, Brad

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, Scribner/Scribner's: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Kessler, on title page

Seller ID: 017473


When an airplane plummets into the sea near a (fictional) island off the coast of Nova Scotia, families gather at a local inn where "they form an unusual community, struggling for comfort and consolation." 238 pages, dust jacket illustration by Myrna Burks and Rosaire Appel. Book and dust jacket w/only light general wear. View more info

The Struggle for Canadian Sport

By: Kidd, Bruce

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Toronto & Buffalo & London, University of Toronto Press: 1999

Edition: 3rd edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 015268


"Winner of the 1997 North American Society for Sports History book award and an honourable mention for the Canadian Historical Association's 1997 Sir John A. Macdonald Prize." An ambitious undertaking detailing the social history of Canadian sport. This copy inscribed and signed by Kidd on title page. Inscription reads: "For Sally,/in admiration and/friendship. All the/very best for Salt Lake/City./Bruce." The Sally in question is Sally Rehorick of ... View more info

LETHBRIDGE AT WAR, The Military History of Lethbridge From 1900 to 1996 (signed)

By: Kilford, Major Christopher R.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Lethbridge, Battery Books & Publishing: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 014301


"A comprehensive military history--a history of service, sacrifice and bravery during some of our nations (sic) most difficult and dangerous times." Signed by Kilford, on title page. 220 pages (including Appendices, Index), illustrated. Edgewear, rubbing, dampstaining to front cover, general wear. View more info

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Eye of Vengeance (signed)

By: King, Jonathon

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Dutton/The Penguin Group: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016904


First printing w/complete number sequence. After his wife and a daughter are killed by a drunk driver, a veteran crime reporter is left alone to raise his remaining daughter while also dealing with the hunt for a cold-blooded killer who is murdering criminals. This copy signed by King, on title page. Green boards w/black cloth backstrip, gilt spine lettering, 276 pages, plus acknowledgments and brief author biography. Remainder strip across bottom edge, tiny indentat... View more info

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White Sands, Red Menace (signed in Hebrew)

By: Klages, Ellen

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Viking / Penguin Group: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016886


A companion volume to the multi-award-winning 'The Green Glass Sea.' This copy signed, in Hebrew, by Klages on title page. According to the author, she has signed very few copies in Hebrew. This copy comes with a 5.5" x 4.25" promotional card (bears the dust jacket illustration on one side, and title/author name/publisher information on reverse) laid in. Red boards w/white spine lettering, 337 pages (plus author's notes, acknowledgments and brief biography), ... View more info

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Please Excuse My Daughter (signed)

By: Klam, Julie

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, Riverhead Books/Penguin Group: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016683


First printing w/complete number sequence. A Jewish woman who "had been brought up to look pretty and wait for a rich man to sweep her off her feet" tells her story. This copy signed by Klam, on title page. Robin's egg boards/cloth backstrip w/gilt initials to front cover, gilt spine lettering, 257 pages. An unread copy View more info

NIGHT OF BLOOD, The Minotaur Wars, Volume One (1) (signed)

By: Knaak, Richard A.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Renton, Wizards of the Coast: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Knaak, on title page

Seller ID: 014482


1st printing w/complete number sequence. Prologue by Margaret Weis. Signed by Knaak, on title page. Brown boards w/gilt illustration to front cover, gilt lettering/decoration to spine, 344 pages (including Glossary), dust jacket illustration by Matt Stawicki. Tiny remainder mark to bottom edge, in rubbed dust jacket w/impressions/scratches. An unread copy. View more info

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Trace Elements (signed)

By: Knight, Kathryn Lasky

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, W.W. Norton & Co.: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016567


When a young woman's scientist husband is murdered in the desert, she sets out to track down his killer, and soon finds herself involved with "murder, intrigue and corruption in the academic world." This copy inscribed and signed ("For Helen S. Foster/With best wishes/Kathryn Lasky Knight/P.S. errata: p. 108/Janet Mead should/read Margaret/Mead") by Knight, on half-title. Beige boards w/red cloth backstrip, gilt spine lettering, 192 pages, dust jacket ... View more info

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Out of the Depths (signed)

By: Knockwood, Isabelle

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Lockeport, Roseway Publishing: 1994

Edition: 2nd edition, 2nd printing

Inscription: Signed by Knockwood, on title page

Seller ID: 016975


"The Experiences of Mi'kmaw Children at the Indian Residential School at Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia." Above her signature Knockwood has written the year (2000), and beneath it, "Keep the healing circle strong." 159 pages, illustrated. Light general wear. Internally tight and clean. View more info

The Leopard's Tooth (inscribed & signed)

By: Kotzwinkle, William

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Clarion/Seabury: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: cyj.00041


After four adult books and seven aimed at juveniles, this is the author's first novel for young readers. Shortly after the turn of the century the leader of an anthropological expedition searching in Africa for clues to the mysteries of man's past is transformed into a leopard. 19 illustrations. Two small ink scribbles on rear pastedown, small ink lines/scribbles to 3 of the 19 illustrations. Dust jacket w/moderate edgewear, diagonal 2.5" tear beginning at top le... View more info

Shadows of Sin (signed)

By: Krich, Rochelle

Price: $7.00

Publisher: New York, William Morrow: 2001

Edition: 2nd printing

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 011486


A Jessie Drake mystery, this one finding her investigating what at first blush appears to be a random multiple murder, but which she instinctively feels is something much different. Author has inscribed, signed and dated ("For xxxxx--/So nice meeting you today./Enjoy the book./Rochelle Krich 4/28/02") this copy on title page. Promotional bookmark laid in. Blue boards w/blue cloth backstrip, 337 pages. Gently bumped spine ends, vertical scratch to back cover, in r... View more info

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A Thief Among Statues (signed)

By: Kushner, Donn

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Toronto, Annick Press Ltd.: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 015838


A child found living on the street in London after the First World War is one of the Home Children sent to Canada where he is falsely accused of theft. He flees to a church, where he "discovers two majestic-looking figures carved in wood. They are wearing rich wooden robes and wooden crowns -- and they are speaking to him!" 72 pages. This copy inscribed and signed by Kushner on title page. Gift inscription from grandparents to a pair grandchildren also on ti... View more info

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The Green Madonna (signed)

By: L'Ami, C.E.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, The Westminster Press: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016095


Winner of the Westminster Award for Fiction. From the front flap: "This is a story of fifteenth century England, in an era of adventure and intrigue, when many a lord and prelate ruled his manor by whim and fancy rather than by right and God...when the common man's slaving earned him nothing, and serfs met in secret to plot and to plan." This copy signed by L'Ami at top of front end paper. Olive cloth w/green decoration to front cover, green spine lettering, ... View more info

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LIFE ON PATMOS and Voices of the Silent (signed letter laid in)

By: Lawson, Rev. William

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Boston, Christopher Publishing House: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed letter laid in

Seller ID: 017242


Lawson presents the theme of divine sovereignty in the first part of his book, then offers brief biographical material on John Greenleaf Whittier, Robert Louis Stevenson and Alfred Tennyson, as well as a couple of essays, "The Spots in Two Bright Suns" and "An Arrow of Suggestion." Laid in are two typewritten correspondences from Lawson. The first is a 15-line note concerning a missed visit with friends, and an instruction to pay for the book at the fri... View more info

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Ryan's Rescue (signed)

By: Leabo, Karen

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Silhouette Intimate Moments 07832: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed, on title page, by Leabo

Seller ID: 015872


A spoiled-little-rich-girl snot is kidnapped, then rescued by a guy who, although as dangerous as the kidnappers, is just the sort of fella to win her heart. 250 pages. Crosscrack, moderate general handling wear. Internally tight and clean. Uncommon signed. View more info

Chamber Music (inscribed & signed)

By: LeBaron, Anthony

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Kapuskasing, Penumbra Press: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 012261


The back cover blurb informs us that this is "a historiographic prose-poem accentuated by a striking array of collages." Uh huh. Unpaginated (50). This copy inscribed/signed/dated ("David/AllaBess./Tony./16-12-88") on title page. Moderate handling wear, internally tight and clean. View more info

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Anything But Hank! (signed)

By: Lebowitz, Rachel, and Zachariah Wells

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Emeryville, Biblioasis: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Authors

Seller ID: 017594


A baby and a pig in search of a name for the former end up in the mountains "as they seek an audience with the Wizard and his baby-naming Mexican beaded lizard." This copy inscribed by Lebowitz and Wells to some kid named Noah ("For Noah,/Happy Reading!") on title page. Bumped corner/spine ends, in lightly worn dust jacket. View more info

Final Closing (signed)

By: Lee, Barbara

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 006263


After female real estate agents receive threatening telephone calls, one of then is found bludgeoned to death on a secluded estate, and an ex-policewoman is hired by a broker to teach his agents self defence. This copy signed by Lee, on title page. Dust jacket illustration by James Wang. Lightly rubbed dust jacket w/light scratching to rear panel. An unread copy. View more info

The Cat and the Wizard (signed)

By: Lee, Dennis

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Toronto, Key Porter Books: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 012836


1st printing w/complete number sequence. A disgruntled wizard and a friendless cat enjoy a darkness-to-dawn party which includes "candlelight, wine, and tuna fish; they juggle with sparklers, turnips, flautists, and butterflies' wings," the entire thing told in Lee's usual rhyming style. Lee has signed this copy on title page. Illustrated boards, unpaginated. An unread copy in collectible condition. View more info

The Cat and the Wizard

By: Lee, Dennis

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Toronto, Key Porter Books: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 012969


1st printing w/complete number sequence. A disgruntled wizard and a friendless cat enjoy a darkness-to-dawn party which includes "candlelight, wine, and tuna fish; they juggle with sparklers, turnips, flautists, and butterflies' wings," the entire thing told in Lee's usual rhyming style. Lee has signed this copy on title page. Illustrated boards, unpaginated. An unread copy in collectible condition. View more info

Elise

By: Lige, Elise, with Mary L. Wrucke

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Langley, privately published (Trinity Printing): 1987

Edition: First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 015153


The author tells the story of her escape from Russian communists in Estonia, peril on the ocean, her conversion to Christianity, and "her subsequent walk with the Lord." This copy signed by Lige, on title page. 104 pages, cover by Cristi L. Wheaton. Light soil, moderate general wear. View more info

The Fall-Down Artist (signed)

By: Lipinski, Thomas

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Avon 73062: 1997

Edition: 1st paperback edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 012362


Signed by Author. A Carroll Dorsey mystery, this one finding our intrepid private investigator doing a little work for the insurance industry, investigating fake insurance claims which may be leading to somethinbg more sinister. This copy signed by Lipinski on title page. 279 pages. Impressions/thin scratches. Square, internally tight and clean. View more info

The Man Who Owned Vermont

By: Lott, Bret

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Washington Square Press 64587: 1988

Edition: 1st Washington Square Press edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 014694


Lott's first novel, telling the story of a man whose wife has left him, leading him to throw himself into his job to the exclusion of everything else, until "on a cold Vermont morning, a hunter and his prey show him unexpectedly, haltingly, the way back to love and faith." This copy inscribed and signed ("For John--/With hopes this/will help move/my name/a little/higher/up on/the list!/BT", with Lott's signature beneath his name. 231 pages, cover illust... View more info

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A Woman of Her Age

By: Ludwig, Jack

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart/M&S: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 014049


From the front flap: "Ribald, witty, and frequently intensely moving prose contrasts the style of life in the wealthy Westmount district of Montreal with the colourful (and not far removed, except on the social scale) polyglot area known as the Main." Ludwig has inscribed and signed ("Montreal/December 1975/For Barry Cameron/with my/very best/wishes/Jack Ludwig") this copy on reverse of half-title, then signed again beneath his name on title page. 197 pag... View more info

THE WAY OF A SHIP, A Square-Rigger Voyage in the Last Days of Sail

By: Lundy, Derek

Price: $16.50

Publisher: Toronto, Alfred A. Knopf/Random House of Canada: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 013734


1st printing w/complete number sequence. The author places his great-great uncle on board a square-rigger rounding Cape Horn at the end of the 19th century, "and brings to life the ship's community as it performs the work of sailing a square-rigger across the sea," telling the story of men who "were sleep deprived and malnourished, at times half-starved," and who faced the all-too-real threat of scurvy. Signed by Lundy, on title page. Black boards w/gilt ... View more info

THE THISTLE and Other Rimes (signed)

By: M'Tavish

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Chicago, Lawson and Gower: 1941

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 006301


A collection of verse which originally appeared in the Chicago Daily News and the Chicago Daily Tribune. This copy signed at top of front free end paper ("Compliments of/M'Tavish"). A 5" x 3.25" publisher's advertisement for the book laid in. 64 pages. Smudging to covers, dusty/tanned edges, moderate edgewear, glue showing through pastedowns, impression of previous owner's erased pencil signature to front free end paper. View more info

Nail Builders Plan For Strength and Growth

By: Mac, Kathy

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Lockeport, Roseway Publishing: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 014169


Author's first book of poetry after a number of chapbook publications. Shortlisted for the Governor General's Award, and winner of the 2002 Gerald Lampert Award for best poetry title. This copy signed by Mac, on title page. 96 pages (including Acknowledgements). An unread copy. View more info

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The Armies of the Moon (signed)

By: MacEwen, Gwendolyn

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Toronto, Macmillan of Canada: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 012236


Wraps edition published simultaneously with the hardcover. Cover illustration by Stephen Gerriets. This copy signed ("Best wishes/Gwendolyn MacEwen" beneath her list of other books published). Some rubbing, light edgewear, crinkled bottom left corner, short vertical handling creases to bottom portion of front cover. Internally tight and clean. Very scarce signed. View more info

A Loonie For Luck

By: MacGregor, Roy

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 013958


1st printing w/complete number sequence. MacGregor tells the sometimes suspenseful, sometimes humourous story of ice maker Trent Evans, who was invited to assist with the Salt Lake City Olympics, and who buried a loonie (a Canadian one-dollar coin, for those unfamiliar with Canada's goofy coinage--although the nickname could as easily apply to any Canadian politician) at centre ice of the E Center, where Canadian hockey teams subsequently won two gold medals. This copy s... View more info

Attune With Spring in Acadie

By: Macintosh, Claire Harris

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York & London, G.P. Putnam's Sons/Putnam: 1931

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 014699


A celebration in verse and song of the music of birds. Introduction by F. Schuyler Mathews. This copy signed by Macintosh, on title page. Blue cloth w/gilt lettering, tipped-on illustration to front cover, 106 pages, illustrated w/eight colour plates. An ex-Legislative Library of New Brunswick copy, w/discard stamp and most of the usual librarian-inflicted flaws, one plate partially detached. View more info