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BOX O' LIGHTS, Baerlein, Henry
1 Baerlein, Henry BOX O' LIGHTS
London Leonard Parsons Ltd. 1923 First English Edition Hardcover Good+ 
A tight solid book. ; Small 8vo 7˝" - 8" tall; 251 pages; Blue cloth boards have sun-fading, corners bumped. Previous owner's book plate on front pastedown. This is a series of short stories, mostly reflecting mostly historical - ancient Greece, Roman, mediaeval Europe, et al. 
Price: 15.00 CDN
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Too Bad Galahad, Cohen, Matt
2 Cohen, Matt Too Bad Galahad
Toronto Coach House Press 1972 Later Printing Softcover Very Good Illustrated by Margaret Hathaway 
Light edge wear to extremities of this book, short split top back spine edge ; French flaps over card covers, humourous illustrations throughout. ; Oblong 16mo 6" - 7" tall; Unpaginated pages; A humorous homage to the legend of the knight, Sir Galahad. This is an early short story by Matt Cohen, one of Canada's most beloved modern fiction writers who was first published in 1969 and continued with many novels, collections of poetry, short stories. After his death in 1999 it came out that he has wrote children's books under the name Teddy Jam. This is not from the limited edition first printing. 
Price: 16.50 CDN
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Loose End, Coyote, Ivan E.
3 Coyote, Ivan E. Loose End
Vancouver BC Arsenal Pulp Press 2005 155152192x / 9781551521923 Second Printing Paperback Very Good+ Signed by Author
Signed by Author; Minor scuffing.; Inscribed by author on title page. A bright, solid book. ; Trade PB; 8.30 X 5.50 X 0.60 inches; 176 pages; Inscribed by the author "to Ruth - all the best. Ivan Coyote". 
Price: 18.50 CDN
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The Slow Fix, Coyote, Ivan E.
4 Coyote, Ivan E. The Slow Fix
Vancouver BC Arsenal Pulp Press 2008 1551522470 / 9781551522470 First Edition Paperback Near Fine Signed by Author
Signed by Author; Minor scuffing.; Inscribed by author on title page. A bright, solid book.; Trade PB; 8.27 X 5.43 X 0.31 inches; 152 pages; Inscribed by the author, "To Ruth: nice meeting you. Ivan Coyote". 
Price: 15.00 CDN
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5 Huxley, Aldous Brief Candles - Stories
London Chatto & Windus 1930 First Edition Hardcover Very Good- with no dust jacket 
Light spotting of red cloth covered boards, a few 1/4 inch tears head and tail of spine, spine soiled, some bumping of corners ; Gilt title on spine, top page edges red hinges intact ; 324 pages; This collection includes - Chawdron, The Rest Cure, The Claxtons and After the Fireworks 
Price: 15.00 CDN
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6 Le Guin, Ursula K. Orsinian Tales
New York Harper & Row 1976 0060125616 / 9780060125615 Second Printing Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
DJ shows a lot of wear, scuffing, a couple of tape repaired tears, book foxed top page edges shows light wear ; A tight solid book. DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. This hardcover edition appears to have the same ISBN as the Bantam PB ; 1.5 x 8.4 x 5.7 Inches; "Orsinia ... a land of medieval forests, stonewalled cities, and railways reaching into the mountains where the old gods dwell. A country where life is harsh, dreams are gentle, and people feel torn by powerful forces and fight to remain whole. In this enchanting collection, Ursula K. Le Guin brings to mainstream fiction the same compelling mastery of word and deed, of story and character, of violence and love, that has won her the Pushcart Prize, and the Kafka and National Book Awards." 
Price: 12.50 CDN
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7 Mandelman, Avner Talking to the Enemy
Canada Oberon Press 1998 0778011097 / 9780778011095 Paperback Very Good 
Fore corners worn, mild creasing to front card cover ; A bright solid, book ; Trade PB; 96 pages 
Price: 15.00 CDN
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65 Short Stories, Maugham, W. Somerset
8 Maugham, W. Somerset 65 Short Stories
London Heinemann/Octopus 1976 0706405684 / 9780706405682 Omnibus Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Only slight wear to DJ; A bright, solid book, price clipped DJ in Mylar ; 2.44 x 9.45 x 6.14 Inches; 937 pages 
Price: 17.50 CDN
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Victoria, BC Orca Book Publishers 1989 0920501273 / 9780920501276 First Canadian Edition Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Author; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 185 pages; Light wear, shallow marks on back panel of DJ. 185 pp. Short stories. Author inscription "For G... Bill McConnell" on FFEP 
Price: 18.50 CDN
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Things They Carried, O'Brien, Tim
10 O'Brien, Tim Things They Carried
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1990 077106828X / 9780771068287 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Slight wear only to book and dust jacket. ; A bright, solid book DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. 'Complimentary copy' written on half title page. ; 1.11 x 9.13 x 6.57 Inches; 273 pages; A sequence of stories about the Vietnam War, this book also has the unity of a novel, with recurring characters and interwoven strands of plot and theme. It aims to summarize America's involvement in Vietnam, and her coming to terms with that experience in the years that followed. 
Price: 32.50 CDN
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Toronto, ON Ryerson 1960 Hardcover Very Good- in Good dust jacket 
DJ chipped, scuffed with some creasing, top corner a little bumped, gift notation on verso of FFEP ; Signed by Percy on FFEP. DJ in Mylar A tight solid book. ; The stories run "the gamut of the storyteller's art - from tales of the supernatural... to simple narratives that catch the pathos of everyday life... stories reflecting the author's own experience as a ship's officer." 
Price: 17.50 CDN
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12 Schroeder, Andreas and Rudy Wiebe Stories from Pacific & Arctic Canada A selection
Toronto, ON Macmillan of Canada 1974 0770511449 / 9780770511449 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
DJ chipped with short tears, light wear to book ; DJ in Mylar, a tight solid book. ; 284 pages; Western and Northern short fiction from such writers as James Houston, Paul St. Pierre, Jack London, Jack Hodgins among others 
Price: 17.50 CDN
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Marine Life, Svendsen, Linda
13 Svendsen, Linda Marine Life
Toronto Harpercollins 1992 0002238896 / 9780002238892 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Only slight wear ; A bright, solid book DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; 0.9 x 8.6 x 5.7 Inches; 165 pages; When it was first published in 1992, Linda Svendsen’s Marine Life was welcomed with exceptional reviews on both sides of the border. The eight seamlessly interwoven stories charted the longings, pleasures and terrors of Adele Nordstrom, a child who looks unsparingly at the failures of her family, and as an adult is destined to repeat them. Now these powerful stories have beentransformed into a film, directed by Anne Wheeler and starring Cybil Shepherd, making its debut in May 2000 at the Cannes Film Festival.Adele is the baby of the family, the afterthought and nearly invisible presence amid a crumbling domestic empire. She is doggedly devoted to her family: her womanizing brother, Ray, her self-destructive sister, Joyce, and her mother, June, a cocktail pianist who believes that a bad marriage is better than no marriage at all.Through the watchful and sometimes astonished eyes of Adele, Linda Svendsen paints a tender, piercing portrait of a girl growing up, capturing with perfect clarity the intensity of love, hate and pain in a contemporary family. 
Price: 13.50 CDN
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London James Clarke & Co. Ltd. 1946 Fifth Printing Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Small 8vo 7˝" - 8" tall; 256 pages; Red cloth boards have some light soiling, very light shelfwear to edges and corners. Previous owner's name on FFEP. 
Price: 13.50 CDN
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15 Tippett, Maria Breaking The Cycle and Other Stories From a Gulf Island
Victoria, BC Orca Book Publishers 1989 0920501338 / 9780920501337 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket Illustrated by John Koerner 
Light creasing top edge of DJ, two tiny scratches on DJ spine; A bright, solid book, DJ in Mylar ; B&W Illustrations; 121 pages 
Price: 14.50 CDN
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