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Tell It to the Trees

By: Badami, Anita Rau

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Toronto, Knopf Canada: 2011

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15485

ISBN: 0676978932

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Only slight wear.; A bright, solid book. DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; 8.40 X 6 X 1.10 inches; 255 pages; One freezing winter morning a dead body is found in the backyard of the Dharma family’s house. It’s the body of Anu Krishnan.For Anu, a writer seeking a secluded retreat from the city, the Dharmas’ “back-house” in the sleepy mountain town of Merrit’s Point was the ideal spot to take a year off and begin writing. She had found the Dharmas’ rental through a happy coincidence. A friend from university who had kept tabs on everyone in their graduating year – inclu... View more info

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A Place Called Hecla

By: Benson, Doris

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Manitoba, Self Published: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 16902

ISBN: 0978302508

Condition: Very Good


Signed by Author; Some wear to corners of card covers ; Signed by author on front fly leaf, A bright, solid book ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 240 pages; Hecla Island, located in Lake Winnipeg in Manitoba is a very real place, once home to an Icelandic community, now dispersed. This is a post WWII novel about a young man from that community who was a bomber pilot. He falls in love with an Irish Canadian, city-bred woman and feels the need for her to love the island he grew up on. View more info

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Judgment Glen

By: Bird, Will R.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ryerson: 1947

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 19392

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


Signed by Author; Dustjacket chipped with some tears, creasing and scuffing, 1/2" tear top of spine ; Signed by author on front free endpaper. A tight solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 315 pages; Ryerson Fiction Award co-winner. View more info

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A Candle to Light the Sun

By: Blondal, Patricia

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Toronto, ON, McClelland & Stewart: 1960

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 10103

Condition: Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket


DJ worn, chipped creased with a few tears, small ink mark top FFEP ; A bright solid, book, DJ in Mylar, black cloth covered boards with silver and red titles on spine ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 316 pages; This first novel was published posthumously after the author, a young mother, died of cancer View more info

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Devil Dog

By: Conibear, Frank

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, William Sloane: 1954

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 16443

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket


Signed by Author; Green cloth covered boards show light wear, a little bumped head of spine. Dust jacket, price clipped, chipped, creased and soiled (back panel), some dampstain to bottom back panel of DJ (book unaffected) ; Signed with date on half title page. A tight solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 214 pages; "This is a story of high adventure in the North woods. It is the most unforgettable tale of Punch, the most famous of sleigh dogs of fur-trading posts along the Mackenzie River from the Rockies to the Arctic; of the cold barren coun... View more info

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The House on Sugarbush Road

By: Cook, Meira

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Winnipeg, Enfield & Wizenty: 2012

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: 18740

ISBN: 1926531302

Condition: Near Fine with No dust jacket as issued


Only slight wear ; A bright, solid book. Decorative paper covered boards over beige cloth spine. Satin bookmark bound in. ; 8.60 X 6.30 X 1 inches; 312 pages; "The House on Sugarbush Road, set in post-apartheid Johannesburg shortly after the 1994 election of Nelson Mandela, is the story of the intertwining lives of a once prominent liberal Afrikaner family and Beauty Mapule, their domestic servant of more than thirty years. Cook's intimately interconnected and finely drawn characters are white, black, rich, poor, beautiful, ugly, old and young; they are also hustlers, do-gooders, petty cri... View more info

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The Rebel Angels

By: Davies, Robertson

Price: $21.50

Publisher: Toronto, Macmillan of Canada: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18565

ISBN: 0771595565

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


DJ has some scuffing and creasing, light chipping. An erasure on FFEP.; A tight solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; Cornish Trilogy Book #1; 8.80 X 6.20 X 1.30 inches; 326 pages; This is the first book in the Cornish Trilogy. "A goodhearted priest and scholar, a professor with a passion for the darker side of medieval psychology, a defrocked monk, and a rich young businessman who inherits some troublesome paintings are all helplessly beguiled by the same coed. The story is set in motion by the death of eccentric art patron and collector Francis Cornish. Hollier, McVarish,... View more info

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World of Wonders

By: Davies, Robertson

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Toronto, ON, Macmillan of Canada: 1975

Edition: First Canadian Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 18831

ISBN: 0770513182

Condition: Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket


DJ has shelf wear with small tears and chipping. ; A tight solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. Point of issue - typo 'as' instead of 'is' on page 149. ; Deptford Trilogy #3; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 358 pages; "Robertson Davies’s acclaimed Deptford Trilogy is a glittering, fantastical, cunningly contrived series of novels, around which a mysterious death is woven. World of Wonders, the third book in the series after Fifth Business and The Manticore, follows the story of Magnus Eisengrim, the most illustrious magician of his age, who is spirited away from his home by a me... View more info

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Explorers of the Dawn

By: De La Roche, Mazo & Christopher Morley (foreword)

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Toronto, ON, Macmillan: 1931

Edition: Fourth Printing

Seller ID: 9157

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Slight lean, spine faded, light wear ; A tight solid book, hinges intact; 292 pages; This is a collection of previously published sketches. Its publication in 1922 by Knopf makes this her first writings in book form. This is a later printing by Canadian publisher Macmillan. View more info

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The Ozymandias Principles Thirty-One Strategies for Surviving Challenge

By: Foster, Harold D.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Vancouver BC, Southdowne Press/ UBC: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14943

ISBN: 1894029011

Condition: Very Good+


Light wear to corners of card covers ; A bright, solid book. At the back of the book are provided, timeline, character notes and a glossary of terms to help clarify any confusing aspects of the book. ; Trade PB; 0.75 x 9 x 6.25 Inches; 201 pages; "This book probes the anatomy of resilience, the ability to accomodate change gracefully. Dissection takes place, not in an operating theatre but in the legislature of DeltaGlobe, a futuristic virtual reality world. In the the year 2096, government supporters argue in favour of graeter resilience, while members of the 'loyal opposition' deride ... View more info

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Mooswa & others of the boundaries

By: Fraser, William Alexander

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1906

Edition: First Edition; Later Printing

Seller ID: 16441

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Some wear to top front and back edges, some offset staining to end papers with some loss to corners of front free end paper, previous owner's name on FFEP ; This is the later 1906 printing of the first edition with the 12 original B&W plates, including the frontispiece with tissue guard intact. A bright, solid book. Light brown cloth covered boards with original illustration and titles in gilt and dark brown on front and spine, hinges intact. This is a beautiful crisp copy. ; B&W Plates; 7.90 X 5.70 X 1.70 inches; 260 pages; "This simple romance of a simple people, the furred dwellers of ... View more info

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The Eagle and the Raven A novel

By: Gedge, Pauline

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Toronto, Macmillan of Canada: 1978

Edition: First Canadian Edition

Seller ID: 18629

ISBN: 0770517145

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


Dust jacket chipped with short tear, front flap creased, deep scratch on back DJ panel. ; A bright, solid book, dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. Dark blue cloth spine over light blue paper covered boards, gilt titles on spine ; 9.30 X 6.40 X 2.20 inches; 694 pages; Spanning three generations, this historical novel tells the tale of Boudicca, the most famous warrior of ancient Britain, and Caradoc, the son of a Celtic king, who sets out to unite the people of the Raven and lead them against Rome. Caradoc's objective is not easily accomplished as the Roman army advances into Britain, rapin... View more info

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The Eagle and the Raven A novel

By: Gedge, Pauline

Price: $34.50

Publisher: Toronto, Macmillan of Canada: 1978

Edition: First Canadian Edition

Seller ID: 18836

ISBN: 0770517145

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


Dust jacket chipped with short tears, slight damage from sticker removal on front free end paper ; A bright, solid book, dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. Dark blue cloth spine over light blue paper covered boards, gilt titles on spine ; 9.30 X 6.40 X 2.20 inches; 694 pages; Spanning three generations, this historical novel tells the tale of Boudicca, the most famous warrior of ancient Britain, and Caradoc, the son of a Celtic king, who sets out to unite the people of the Raven and lead them against Rome. Caradoc's objective is not easily accomplished as the Roman army advances into Brita... View more info

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KARAOKE RAP

By: Gough, Laurence

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Toronto, ON, McClelland & Stewart: 1997

Edition: Uncorrected Proof

Seller ID: 1178

ISBN: 0771034032

Condition: Very Good


Trade PB; Willows and Parker mystery ; 358 pages; ARC Uncorrected galley proof, small stain on title page. Trade paper with clear plastic front cover. Willows and Parker are back in this Vancouver based mystery. Ozzie believes he’s planned the perfect crime. Wealthy stock promoter Harold Wismer is having an affair with a woman named Melanie Martel. Ozzie and his buddy Dean will kidnap Harold as he leaves Melanie’s apartment, and then demand a five-million-dollar ransom from Harold’s loving wife, Joan. Harold is famous locally for his loud mouth, endless cigars, and banana-yellow suits. ... View more info

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Dictionary of Canadian Biography / Dictionaire Biographique du Canada Volume X, 1871 - 1880

By: Halpenny, Francess G. & Jean Hamelin

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Toronto, University of Toronto Press: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13717

ISBN: 0802032877

Condition: Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


Usual library markings ; A tight solid book, dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; Ex-Library; 1.6 x 9.6 x 7.4 Inches; 823 pages; The Dictionary of Canadian Biography is the definitive biographical reference work in Canadian history. "No serious student of Canada's past can function without access to this thorough, balanced and reliable source." Major personages receive multi page entries, much more information than you will find on Wikipedia. View more info

Distance

By: Hodgins, Jack

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Toronto, ON, McClelland & Stewart: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8369

ISBN: 0771041993

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


Signed by Author; Signed by the author on the title page. Book is in unread condition. DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 383 pages; Sonny Aalto, a restless middle-aged businessman, has spent his life running away from those closest to him. When his estranged, larger-than-life father, Timo, becomes too sick to care for himself, Sonny reluctantly returns to his childhood home of Vancouver Island, where he learns his father is not only dying but wants to die on his own terms – with Sonny’s help. But before facing the gravity of what’s ahead, the t... View more info

Deloume Road

By: Hooton, Matthew

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Toronto, Knopf Canada: 2010

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 14420

ISBN: 0307398137

Condition: Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket


Light wear to book; A bright, solid book, DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; 1.1 x 8.55 x 6.05 Inches; 320 pages; From a breathtakingly talented new writer: a beautifully written, gripping novel that weaves storytelling magic, life, love, and tragedy into the beauty of the Canadian landscape. 'Deloume Road' takes us into a hot August month on Vancouver Island during the first Gulf War, to a small rural community where the children's lives play out unchangingly in the woods and secret places - until they discover an object from the past that will come to haunt them all. Slowly we disco... View more info

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Annie

By: Hortie, Carl

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Ottawa, Borealis Press: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 18829

ISBN: 0888878877

Condition: Very Good+ in Fair dust jacket


Signed by Author; DJ shows heavy shelf wear with tears and chipping.; Signed by author on the half-title page. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 312 pages; "Annie Kinnikinck, the central character in this novel set in the Queen Charlotte Islands (Haida Gwaii), is a young Haida recently promoted to supervisor of the operating room in the small hospital on Moresby Island. She struggles desperately to raise the consciousness of the Indian women on the Islands. She is faced with antagonism and racial prejudice by her white contemporaries as well as the Indian... View more info

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The Chopper of Lucy Electra

By: Howald, Brian

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Kingston, ON, Bookworm Literary Productions: 1996

Edition: Stated First Edition

Seller ID: 12304

ISBN: 0968063608

Condition: Very Good


Light general edge wear to card covers, crease along front spine. A tight solid book. ; Trade PB; 1.2 x 8.25 x 5.25 Inches; 509 pages; "The Chopper of Lucy Electra is more than a simple psychological mystery or gothic adventure story. It is story of survival, justice, retribution, friendship, and as the Beach Boys once sang, "the ship wrecked daughters of wicked waters (in) the often frightening windswept gales of Seaway"" (blurb) View more info

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Magic Night; Stories

By: Huebert, Joy & Mark Nixon & Holly Phillips & Sheila Longton & Ben Rawluk

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Victoria, BC, Root Cellar Press: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 16635

ISBN: 0973279338

Condition: Near Fine


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. View more info