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BOX O' LIGHTS

By: Baerlein, Henry

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Leonard Parsons Ltd.: 1923

Edition: First English Edition

Seller ID: 1648

Condition: 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. View more info

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Stories In An Almost Classical Mode

By: Brodkey, Harold

Price: $15.95

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18946

ISBN: 0394506995

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


DJ and boards show some shelf wear, with short tears and light chipping. ; A tight solid book. Dust jacket in Brodart jacket protector, unclipped. Stated first. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 596 pages; "Since 1958, when he published a book of short stories called First Love and Other Sorrows , Brodkey has become something of a mystery man. The present volume collects, in chronological order, magazine work of the past three decades. The stories are "classical" only in the sense that they avoid trendy experimentation: there isn't a trace of minimalism, metaficiton, or magic re... View more info

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Too Bad Galahad

By: Cohen, Matt

Price: $16.50

Publisher: Toronto, Coach House Press: 1972

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 16233

Condition: Very Good


Light edge wear to extremities of this book, short split top back spine edge ; French flaps over card covers, humourous illustrations throughout. ; 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. View more info

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One Man's Trash Stories

By: Coyote, Ivan E.

Price: $18.50

Publisher: Vancouver BC, Arsenal Pulp Press: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 15906

ISBN: 1551521202

Condition: Near Fine


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 View more info

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Stories

By: De Maupassant, Guy

Price: $21.50

Publisher: Franklin Center PA, The Franklin Library: 1977

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 16047

Condition: Fine with no dust jacket


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. View more info

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Squadron

By: Dunmore, Spencer

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart: 1991

Edition: First Canadian Edition

Seller ID: 15353

ISBN: 0771029233

Condition: 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 befor... View more info

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McSweeney's Issue 24

By: Eggers, Dave

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Hamish Hamilton Ltd: 2007

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 18114

ISBN: 0241143926

Condition: Near Fine with No dust jacket as issued


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 ... View more info

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McAuslan in the Rough

By: Fraser, George MacDonald

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Barrie & Jenkins: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17942

ISBN: 0214200108

Condition: 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 ... View more info

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Woods and River Tales From the World of Roderick Haig-Brown

By: Haig-Brown, Roderick Langmere

Price: $19.50

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland and Stewart: 1980

Edition: 1st Thus

Seller ID: 19346

ISBN: 0771037686

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


DJ shows shelf wear with small tears and light chipping and scuffing, price-clipped. Boards show very light shelf wear.; A tight solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; 8.4 X 5.7 X 1.0 inches; 192 pages; This is a collection of short stories written by Roderick Haig-Brown over various periods of his life. His daughter Valerie gathered these stories posthumously and arranged them earliest to latest View more info

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Small Rain

By: Harris, John

Price: $16.50

Publisher: Vancouver BC, New Star Books: 1989

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 16912

ISBN: 0919573940

Condition: Very Good


Light shelfwear to card covers. Crease on lower foredge of front cover, includes half-title page.; A tight solid book. ; A collection of stories about a post-boom boomtown. View more info

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The Twins of Table Mountain

By: Harte, Bret

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton, Mifflin and Company: 1888

Edition: First Edition; Later Printing

Seller ID: 18975

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Brown cloth boards show some shelf wear, small corner bumps. ; A tight solid book, hinges intact. ; 24mo 5" - 6" tall; 249 pages; A book of short stories, originally published in 1879 View more info

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Stories

By: Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Franklin Center PA, The Franklin Library: 1978

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 16041

Condition: Near Fine with No dust jacket as issued


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. View more info

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Selected Stories

By: Henry, O

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Franklin Center PA, The Franklin Library: 1978

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 16035

Condition: Fine with no dust jacket


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. View more info

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The Peach Stone Stories From Four Decades

By: Horgan, Paul

Price: $19.50

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 1967

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 18827

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


Dustjacket has sun faded spine with some creasing and a short tear top of spine, book shows only light shelf soil bottom page edges ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped.; 9.13 X 6.57 X 1.11 inches; This is a collection of twenty stories by Horgan originally published from 1947-1965. "They are not arranged chronologically but in a sequence of themes devoted to childhood, youth, maturity and age." (jacket blurb) View more info

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Dreamspeaker and Tem Eyos Ki and the Land Claims Question

By: Hubert, Cam

Price: $16.50

Publisher: Toronto, Clarke, Irwin: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18904

ISBN: 0772012202

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


DJ shows some shelf wear with short tears. ; A tight solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 137 pages; The first story 'Dreamspeaker' is a novella based on her script for the CBC film. 'Tem Eyos Ki and the Land Claims Question' is a humorous monologue. This is Hubert's first book 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

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Spinner's Inlet

By: Hunter, Don

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Ganges, BC, Horsdal & Shubart Pub Ltd: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 16910

ISBN: 0920663060

Condition: Very Good+


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. View more info

Brief Candles

By: Huxley, Aldous

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 9470

Condition: 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 View more info

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Red Wolf, Red Wolf

By: Kinsella, W. P.

Price: $16.50

Publisher: Toronto, ON, Collins: 1987

Edition: 1st

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 18178

ISBN: 0002231832

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


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 fancif... View more info

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Brother Frank's Gospel Hour

By: Kinsella, W. P.

Price: $34.95

Publisher: Dallas, TX, SMU Press,: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 18300

ISBN: 0870743988

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


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) View more info