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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 7½" - 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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Collected Fictions, Borges, Jorge Luis &  Andrew Hurley (translator)
2 Borges, Jorge Luis & Andrew Hurley (translator) Collected Fictions
New York Penguin Books 1999 0140286802 / 9780140286809 Reprint Softcover Near Fine 
Only slight wear to card covers with french flaps. ; A bright, solid book ; Trade PB; 8.35 X 5.59 X 1.57 inches; 565 pages; "For the first time in English, all of the best Latin American writer Jorge Luis Borges’s dazzling fictions are collected in a single volume in brilliant new translations by Andrew Hurley. From his 1935 debut with The Universal History of Iniquity through his immensely influential collections Ficciones and The Aleph, the enigmatic prose poems of The Maker, up to his final work in the 1980s, Shakespeare’s Memory, these enigmatic, elaborate, imaginative inventions display Borges’s talent for turning fiction on its head by playing with form and genre and toying with language." 
Price: 16.95 CDN
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Too Bad Galahad, Cohen, Matt
3 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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One Man's Trash  Stories, Coyote, Ivan E.
4 Coyote, Ivan E. One Man's Trash Stories
Vancouver BC Arsenal Pulp Press 2002 1551521202 / 9781551521206 First Edition Paperback Near Fine Signed by Author
Signed by Author; Minor scuffing.; Inscribed by Author on title page - "To Ruth, regards Ivan Coyote". A bright, solid book.; 8.20 X 5.80 X 0.50 inches; 136 pages 
Price: 18.50 CDN
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Stories, De Maupassant, Guy
5 De Maupassant, Guy Stories
Franklin Center PA The Franklin Library 1977 Limited Edition Leather Bound Fine with no dust jacket Illustrated by Lily Harmon 
A bright, solid book. Full gilt edges, silk moire endpapers, silk bookmark bound in, full leather binding in red with gilt stamped designs front, spine and back, raised bands on spine. Companion pamphlet is present. ; The Collected Stories of the World's Greatest Writers; B&W Drawings; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 356 pages; A collection of 30 of the author's short stories. A fine volume, suitable for gifting. 
Price: 21.50 CDN
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Squadron, Dunmore, Spencer
6 Dunmore, Spencer Squadron
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1991 0771029233 / 9780771029233 First Canadian Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Light edge wear, light crease front flap ; A bright, solid book DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; 330 pages; Spencer Dunmore’s first foray into non-fiction writing, in 1991, resulted in the critically acclaimed bestseller Reap the Whirlwind: The Untold Story of 6 Group, Canada’s Bomber Force of World War II, which he co-wrote with William Carter, Ph.D. This was followed in 1994 by the equally successful Wings for Victory: The Remarkable Story of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan in Canada. Dunmore’s passionate love of flying and of a good story were evident long before, however, in his very popular fiction. His first novel, Bomb Run, was an instant hit, and a string of novels followed, including Tower of Strength, Collision, Final Approach, and No Holds Barred. Squadron, a story collection, is his most recent work of fiction. 
Price: 15.00 CDN
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McSweeney's Issue 24, Eggers, Dave
7 Eggers, Dave McSweeney's Issue 24
New York Hamish Hamilton Ltd 2007 0241143926 / 9780241143926 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine with No dust jacket as issued Illustrated by Decorative endpapers 
Only slight wear to cloth covered boards ; Dark blue and black imprinted design on cloth covered boards. The book's unique binding divides the book in half in a 'z' with 2 spines and 2 front boards. Pasted onto the back of the front free end paper is a booklet featuring a story by Milton Kaufman, excerpted from a future book. For obvious reasons the binding could never have a dust jacket. ; 8.35 X 6.54 X 1.18 inches; 320 pages; A collection of short fiction from such authors as: Christopher Howard, Joe Meno Jonathan Ames, Aaron Gwynn, Philippe Soupault and Eric Hanson. The reverse side of the book is devoted entirely as a tribute to Donald Barthelme "including remembrances from Ann Beattie, David Gates, and Oscar Hijuelos, and some of Barthelme’s barely published and never-collected early work" 
Price: 25.00 CDN
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McAuslan in the Rough, Fraser, George MacDonald
8 Fraser, George MacDonald McAuslan in the Rough
London Barrie & Jenkins 1974 0214200108 / 9780214200106 First Edition Hardcover Good+ in Good+ dust jacket 
Ex-library with typical library stamps on FFEP, page edges and title page. Card pocket has been removed from BFEP, taking some page surface with it, red cloth boards have library tape residue present. DJ is price-clipped. ; A tight solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; Ex-Library; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 219 pages; "McAuslan in the Rough is the second collection of short stories by George MacDonald Fraser featuring a young Scottish officer named Dand MacNeill. It is a sequel to The General Danced at Dawn and concerns life in a Highland regiment after the end of the Second World War. It is slightly more comical in tone than that first collection. Some of the stories are set in North Africa; other in Scotland after the regiment's return to Scotland and the retirement of the old Colonel." 
Price: 20.00 CDN
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Small Rain, Harris, John
9 Harris, John Small Rain
Vancouver BC New Star Books 1989 0919573940 / 9780919573949 First Paperback Edition Softcover Very Good 
Light shelfwear to card covers. Crease on lower foredge of front cover, includes half-title page.; A tight solid book. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 156 pages; A collection of stories about a post-boom boomtown. 
Price: 16.50 CDN
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Stories, Hawthorne, Nathaniel
10 Hawthorne, Nathaniel Stories
Franklin Center PA The Franklin Library 1978 Limited Edition Hardcover Near Fine with No dust jacket as issued Illustrated by Ron Keller 
Small ding bottom edge front & back board ; A bright, solid book. Full gilt edges, silk moire endpapers, silk bookmark bound in, full leather binding with raised bands on spine. ; The Collected Stories of the World's Greatest Writers; B&W Drawings; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 564 pages; A collection of short stories by the Hawthorne. A fine volume, suitable for gifting. Includes pamphlet with notes from the editor. 
Price: 30.00 CDN
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Selected Stories, Henry, O
11 Henry, O Selected Stories
Franklin Center PA The Franklin Library 1978 Limited Edition Leather Bound Fine with no dust jacket Illustrated by Betty Maxey 
A bright, solid book. Full gilt edges, silk moire endpapers, silk bookmark bound in, full leather binding with raised bands on spine. ; The Collected Stories of the World's Greatest Writers; B&W Drawings; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 467 pages; A collection of 45 short stories, by the author known for his suprising twists. A fine copy, suitable for gifting. Includes pamphlet with notes from the editor. 
Price: 35.00 CDN
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Magic Night; Stories, Huebert, Joy & Mark Nixon & Holly Phillips & Sheila Longton & Ben Rawluk
12 Huebert, Joy & Mark Nixon & Holly Phillips & Sheila Longton & Ben Rawluk Magic Night; Stories
Victoria, BC Root Cellar Press 2008 0973279338 / 9780973279337 First Edition Softcover Near Fine Signed by Author
Signed by Author; Only slight wear to back fore edge ; Inscription on title page with 2 signatures (authors?). This is a small press binding, hand sewn, obviously done with love. Pale green covers with french flaps sewn to the signatures (groups of pages). A lovely book. ; Square 8vo 8" to 9" tall; 96 pages; These 23 short stories are by a group of five friends, most of whom have been published in other publications. Ben Rawluk, who contributed one story, has experience with small press publication. 
Price: 50.00 CDN
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Spinner's Inlet, Hunter, Don
13 Hunter, Don Spinner's Inlet
Ganges, BC Horsdal & Shubart Pub Ltd 1989 0920663060 / 9780920663066 First Edition Softcover Very Good+ Illustrated by Patricia Brown Signed by Author
Signed by Author; Light shelfwear to card covers.; A bright, solid book.; B&W line drawings; 3.15 X 2.68 X 0.55 inches; 163 pages; Inscribed by the author on the half-title page. A series of short stories about Spinner's Inlet, a fictional town located in the Gulf Islands of British Columbia. These stories originally appeared in The Province, a Vancouver, BC daily newspaper. 
Price: 15.00 CDN
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14 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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Brother Frank's Gospel Hour, Kinsella, W. P.
15 Kinsella, W. P. Brother Frank's Gospel Hour
Dallas, TX SMU Press, 1996 0870743988 / 9780870743986 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Author; Very short closed tear top fore edge, lightly creased top back edge ; Signed by the author on the title page. A bright, solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; 8.30 X 5.54 X 0.81 inches; 187 pages; "These eleven stories continue the adventures of Silas Ermineskin and his sidekick Frank Fencepost, as Kinsella returns tho the Cree Indian reserve in Hobbema , Alberta, where his cast of zany characters, last seen in the Fencepost Chronicles and The Miss Hobbema Pageant, is at its best." (jacket blurb) 
Price: 34.95 CDN
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Red Wolf, Red Wolf, Kinsella, W. P.
16 Kinsella, W. P. Red Wolf, Red Wolf
Toronto, ON Collins 1987 0002231832 / 9780002231831 1st Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Author; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 182 pages; Signed by author on front free end paper. Light edge wear, dustjacket in Mylar. "Dense with meaning, engagingly readable and with a universal truth at their core, these stories have the impact of well-wrought poetry. As in his novel Shoeless Joe , in which a long-deceased baseball player sets up a game in a startled fan's backyard, Kinsella's title piece explores the shifting borders of reality as Flannery O'Connor's character Enoch Emery comes to life and moves in with his creator. The stories' themes and characters are often fanciful, sometimes verging on the bizarre--the survivor of a freakish crime, as in "Oh, Marley," or a man who runs off with his daughter's teenage friend in "Evangeline's Mother"--but in Kinsella's hands they become poignantly credible. Profiling a wife's long-buried resentments as reflected in her "Driving Patterns," the author expertly sets a menacing mood. Narrated by the gunfighter's mild-mannered friend, "Billy in Trinidad" shows a sympathetic side of Billy the Kid. A disaffected baseball player finds true love in "Butterfly Winter," a tale that evokes the magical realism of South American fiction, while a yuppie ruefully recalls his carefree '60s days and his hippie girlfriend in the endpiece, "Mother Tucker's Yellow Duck." " (Publishers Weekly) 
Price: 16.50 CDN
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THE ALMOST MEETING AND OTHER STORIES, Kreisel, Henry
17 Kreisel, Henry THE ALMOST MEETING AND OTHER STORIES
Edmonton, AB Newest Publishers 1981 0912316136 / 9780912316130 First Canadian Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Author; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 148 pages; Dust jacket in Mylar. Light wear, a couple of small dints front cover. Author inscription 'For Ruth Brown with all good wishes Henry Kreisel' on title page. Eight short stories in this 148 page book. 
Price: 15.95 CDN
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Fresh Girls & Other Stories, Lau, Evelyn
18 Lau, Evelyn Fresh Girls & Other Stories
Toronto Harpercollins 1993 0002240157 / 9780002240154 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Author; Only slight wear ; Signed by author on title page. A bright, solid book, DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. Stated first edition but number line 2-10. ; 8.30 X 5.50 X 0.60 inches; 109 pages; "A collection of stories by the author of the critically acclaimed Runaway: Diary of a Street Kid draws on her shocking, seductive memories of the dark underside of life to probe the lives of women on the edge of society, sexuality, and sanity." 
Price: 17.50 CDN
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19 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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Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town, Leacock, Stephen
20 Leacock, Stephen Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1962 Reprint; Third Printing Hardcover Very Good in Fair dust jacket Illustrated by Grant MacDonald 
DJ has some soiling, tape-repaired tears and chipping. Previous owner's name and bookplate on inside front board. ; A tight solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. A replica of Leacock's presentation copy bookplate produced by a bookstore in Orillia, Leacock's home town, on front free endpaper. Newspaper article laid in back of book ; Two-colour illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 275 pages; Classic Canadian humor pieces written about a fictional small town in Ontario, Mariposa, by Canada's premier humorist. 
Price: 17.50 CDN
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