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Image for From Ink Lake:  Canadian Stories Selected By Michael Ondaatje - INTRODUCTION -Signed By Ondaatje ( Pre-Publication Proof of the Introduction )

From Ink Lake: Canadian Stories Selected By Michael Ondaatje - INTRODUCTION -Signed By Ondaatje ( Pre-Publication Proof of the Introduction )

By: Ondaatje, Michael (signed) ? Lester & Orpen Dennys pre-Publication

Price: $59.33

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Lester & Orpen Dennys, 1990 - PRE-PUBLICATION ( Proof ). 1st Edition, First Printing: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 158105

Condition: Very Good+ ( see Description )


-----------softcover, a definite oddity and certainly quite scarce, about 8.5 x 11 inches, coil bound, a Very Good+ example of this pre-publication proof for Ondaatje's introduction for FROM INK LAKE, includes the title page, the contents page for all the stories to be included, and has the 5+ page introduction by MO, signed and inscribed by Ondaatje in his typical near indecipherable script, I think the inscription is " to ???, ???? best (?) Michael Ondaatje", any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

Image for Rats of Las Vegas -by Lisa Pasold -a Signed Copy

Rats of Las Vegas -by Lisa Pasold -a Signed Copy

By: Pasold, Lisa (signed)

Price: $26.33

Publisher: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB.: Enfield and Wizenty, 2009, 1st edition, First Printing: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 157121

ISBN: 1894283929

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy, a bit of sunning to the spine otherwise pretty much as new, no dustjacket as issued, signed and inscribed " for Pat, a pleasure chatting with you at Winnie's! Lisa Pasold Oakville Dec/09", ---RATS OF LAS VEGAS introduces Millard—a spirited young women with an innate genius for cards. Millard grows up in rain-soaked, Prohibition-era Vancouver. She gambles her way across North America, to arrive in 1940s Las Vegas. In this burgeoning city of seedy casinos, Millard lands a job at Bugsy Siegel’s famous Flamingo . A near-death by strangling, a beau... View more info

Image for ALPHABETIQUE:  26 Characteristic Fictions -by Molly Peacock -a Signed Copy ( Illustrations / Illustrated By Kara Kosaka )

ALPHABETIQUE: 26 Characteristic Fictions -by Molly Peacock -a Signed Copy ( Illustrations / Illustrated By Kara Kosaka )

By: Peacock, Molly (signed)

Price: $32.93

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: McClelland and Stewart ( M&S ), 2014, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2014

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed (see description)

Seller ID: 164850

ISBN: 0771070152

Condition: Near Fine (see desciption)


----------hardcover, a Near Fine example, in a Near Fine dustjacket, looks new, price clipped, signed and inscribed by Peacock "December 2, 2014 For Cathy Happy Birthday A-Z! Molly Peacock, 141 pages, colour illustrations, ---"Take the sumptuousness of Molly Peacock's own #1 bestselling The Paper Garden, the extraordinary creative variety of The Bedside Book of Birds, and the cat-nip-for-language-geeks appeal of Eats, Shoots and Leaves, and wrap it around tales rich with wisdom and humanity, and you get Alphabetique: the most gorgeous gift book of the season. -- Molly Peacock has writt... View more info

Image for Hugh MacLennan's National Trilogy:  Mapping a Canadian Identity ( 1940 - 1950 ) -a Signed Copy / Annales Academiae Scientiarum  Fennicae Dissertationes Humanarum Litterarum 53

Hugh MacLennan's National Trilogy: Mapping a Canadian Identity ( 1940 - 1950 ) -a Signed Copy / Annales Academiae Scientiarum Fennicae Dissertationes Humanarum Litterarum 53

By: Peepre-Bordessa, Mari (signed) / Edited By Pekka Suvanto / Annales Academiae Scientiarum Fennicae Dissertationes Humanarum Litterarum 53 ( Hugh MacLennan related)

Price: $26.33

Publisher: Helsinki, Finland, Helsinki: Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia, 1990, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 144518

ISBN: 9514106148

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


-----------trade paperback, a Near Fine copy with a bit of very light rubbing in a lightly rubbed Very Good+ dustjacket, generically inscribed and signed by the author, 236 pages, chapters include: Canadian Identity and a National Literature; MacLennan's Voyage of Discovery - a search for Canada; Barometer Rising -An Explosion Out of Colonialism; Two Solitudes - A Study in Duality; The Precipice - A Puritan parable; Readers and Critics -The Audience Responds; Notes; Bibliography, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

Image for All the Bees and All the Keys ---by James Reaney, Music By John  Beckwith, Drawings By Rudy McToots / Press Porcepic

All the Bees and All the Keys ---by James Reaney, Music By John Beckwith, Drawings By Rudy McToots / Press Porcepic

By: Reaney, James; Music By John Beckwith; Drawings By Rudy McToots / Press Porcepic

Price: $19.73

Publisher: Erin, Ontario, Canada: Press Porcepic, 1976, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1976

Edition: First Printing

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 155580

ISBN: 0888780591

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


-----------hardcover,about 9.25 x 12.25 inches, a Near Fine copy in a lightly rubbed Near Fine glassine dustjacket, a play with accompanying music, charming illustrations by McToots, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

Kicking Tomorrow -by Daniel Richler ---a signed Copy

By: Richler, Daniel (signed)

Price: $13.13

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, toronto: McClelland & Stewart / M&S, 1991, 1st edition, First Printing: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 153122

ISBN: 0771074697

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


-----------trade paperback, a Near Fine copy, signed and inscribed "Dear K____ Guys: can't live with 'em can't shoot 'em Daniel Richler 1993", ---"Eighteen-year-old Robbie Bookbinder is bummed out and bored, cut adrift in the mid-1970s – the decade he calls The Great Hangover. Sex feels outmoded, drugs don’t seem to deliver like they used to, and rock and roll’s a bust in tired old Montreal. Quebec’s arming up for a cultural revolution, and bike gangs are warring in the streets. In Robbie Bookbinder, we meet a character who embodies all the potential, self-delusion, and re... View more info

The Street -by Mordecai Richler

By: Richler, Mordecai

Price: $13.13

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: McClelland & Stewart / M&S, 1969, 1st edition, First Printing: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 148428

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


-----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Very Good dustjacket with light rubbing and a bit of light edge wear, gift inscription, faint stain on front board, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz ---by Mordecai Richler ( Released for the movie Starring Richard Dreyfuss )

By: Richler, Mordecai

Price: $25.01

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: McClelland & Stewart ( M&S ), 1974, 1st Canadian hardcover Edition, First Printing: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 160628

ISBN: 0771074972

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


-----------hardcover, a Near Fine example, in a Good to Very Good dustjacket with a bit of light edge wear and some small chips and flakes, a wee bit of sunning to the spine of the jacket, some flaking to the gold lettering on the spine of the jacket (predominately to the D & U in Duddy ), ---the 1959 Andre Deutsch edition seems to be more common, Duddy was released in Canada in 1959 but through the UK publisher Deutsch, this is the first home grown hardcover edition which was released to coincide with the release of the Richard Dreyfuss movie, the movie is a very fine adaptation , Dreyfuss i... View more info

Image for Barney's Version ---by Mordecai Richler -a Signed Copy

Barney's Version ---by Mordecai Richler -a Signed Copy

By: Richler, Mordecai (signed), Afterword and Footnotes By Michael Panofsky

Price: $39.53

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Alfred A Knopf Canada, 1997, 1st edition, First Printing: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed (see description)

Seller ID: 164004

ISBN: 0676970788

Condition: Very Good+ ( see Description )


-----------hardcover, a close to Near Fine example but there is a small nick to a few pages at the upper edge so a Very Good+ example, rubbing to the bottom edges of the boards, a bit of age darkeningat the front gutter from the glue used by KNOPF, in a Near Fine dustjacket with a small nick, jacket is now in a hi-quality mylar protector, , signed without inscription by Richler on a KNOPF designed (specifically for Barney’s Version ) bookplate, a nice clear signature, rarely encountered signed, winner of the 1997 Giller Prize and the Stephen Leacock Award for Humour in 1998, ---"Ebulli... View more info

Image for Barney's Version ---by Mordecai Richler -a Signed Copy

Barney's Version ---by Mordecai Richler -a Signed Copy

By: Richler, Mordecai (signed), Afterword and Footnotes By Michael Panofsky

Price: $52.73

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Alfred A Knopf Canada, 1997, 1st edition, First Printing: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed (see description)

Seller ID: 164401

ISBN: 0676970788

Condition: Near Fine (see desciption)


-----------hardcover, a Near Fine example , in a Near Fine dustjacket, short closed tear at upper rear flap fold, a bit of light rubbing, jacket is now in a hi-quality mylar protector, signed without inscription by Richler on the title page, a nice clear signature, rarely encountered signed, winner of the 1997 Giller Prize and the Stephen Leacock Award for Humour in 1998, ---"Ebullient and perverse, thrice married, Barney Panofsky has always clung to two cherished beliefs: life is absurd and nobody truly ever understands anybody else. But when his sworn enemy publicly states that Barn... View more info

The Badger Confession -by J A Ricketts ( Book 2 of the BADGER Trilogy )

By: Ricketts, J A

Price: $13.13

Publisher: St John, New Brunswick, St John's, NL: Flanker Press, 2010, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2010

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 152364

ISBN: 1897317662

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


----------softcover, about 6 x 9 inches, a Near Fine copy, unread, review copy slip laid in, ---The loggers' strike of 1959 is over. Premier Joey Smallwood has decertified the International Woodworkers of America, branding them as outlaws and traitors for good measure. Many of Badger's residents have scattered to the winds under the weight of a feeling of guilt, shame, and loss. The unsolved murder of Constable William Moss has left an indelible mark in the history books of Newfoundland and Labrador . The Riot is over, but not for the town of Badger . The Badger Confession is the sequel t... View more info

The Butcher's Tales ---by Rikki ---a Signed Copy ( Erica Ducornet )

By: RIKKI (signed) ( Pseudonym of Erica / Rikki Ducornet )

Price: $98.93

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Aya Press, 1980, 1st edition, First Printing: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 156189

ISBN: 0920544215

Condition: Very Good+ ( see Description )


---------large (quarto) softcover, a Very Good+ copy with just a wee hint of rubbing, some very light soiling, signed by Rikki on the limitation page, one of 231 copies, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

Image for Thirty Acres -by Ringuet ( 30 )

Thirty Acres -by Ringuet ( 30 )

By: Ringuet (penname for Philippe Panneton ), Translated By Felix and Dorothy Walter

Price: $32.93

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Macmillan Company of Canada, 1940, First Edition (Canadian / English Language ), 1st Printing: 1940

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 161420

Condition: Very Good+ ( see Description )


--------------hardcover, about 5.25w x 7.75h inches, a close to Near Fine example but there is some browning along the spine on both covers, upper edge of text block is slightly age darkened, in an attractive Good to Very Good dustjacket, some light wear and rubbing, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

Image for The Heart of the Ancient Wood -by Charles G D Roberts -a Signed Copy

The Heart of the Ancient Wood -by Charles G D Roberts -a Signed Copy

By: Roberts, Charles G D (signed)( Sir / George Douglas ) ( E S Caswell 0signed )

Price: $79.13

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: The Copp, Clark Company, Limited, 1900 ( 1901 ), 1st Edition, First Printing: 1900

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed (see description)

Seller ID: 164373

Condition: Very Good (see description)


-----------hardcover, a solid Very Good example, green cloth with gilt lettering and decoration, light overall wear and some rubbing to the edges, some browning to the spine,, a bit of age toning to endpapers, age toning to the upper edge of the text block, gift inscription on front blank endpaper dated 1945, ownership signature and 1901 date for E S Caswell on front blank endpaper, signed by CGDR "yours faithfully Charles G D Roberts Nov 10/39", E S Caswell was also a Canadian author best known for his book Canadian Singers and Their Songs, a nice association copy, ---all plates are p... View more info

Image for The Backwoodsmen -by Charles G D Roberts, Illustrations / Illustrated By Paul Bransom

The Backwoodsmen -by Charles G D Roberts, Illustrations / Illustrated By Paul Bransom

By: Roberts, Charles G.D. ( George Douglas ), Illustrations / Illustrated By Paul Bransom

Price: $28.97

Publisher: London, England, London, UK: Ward Lock, No Date (circa 1935), 1st Printing: 1935

Edition: First Printing

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 164263

Condition: Near Fine (see desciption)


-----------hardcover, a near Fine example, brown cloth, in a very attractive Good price clipped dustjacket, short closed tear on jackat along the spine, some small chips and flakes, front hinge looks like it may have been repaired, 8 two-tone plates, very nice example of the colour dustjacket of caribou winter grazing, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo ///NOT SIGNED ---GUARANTEED to be AVAILABLE/// View more info

Homeland: A Novel -by Paul William Roberts -a Signed Copy

By: Roberts, Paul William (signed)

Price: $13.13

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Key Porter Books, 2006, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 151186

ISBN: 1552638189

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


---------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, signed and inscribed by Roberts in year of publication, ---"The year is 2050. The US is by now a global empire, sealed off from an outside world that has been reduced to a series of wars against several Chinese factions. America is little more than a wasteland. The great cities have disintegrated into memories of a bygone glory. New York has become a tourist haunt and theme park. Washington is the hub for central command operations, and only those on official business ever visit the capital. The president and Vice President, a... View more info

Image for Homeland: A Novel -by Paul William Roberts -a Signed Copy

Homeland: A Novel -by Paul William Roberts -a Signed Copy

By: Roberts, Paul William (signed)

Price: $19.73

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Key Porter Books, 2006, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 157188

ISBN: 1552638189

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


---------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, signed without inscription by Roberts in year of publication, ---"The year is 2050. The US is by now a global empire, sealed off from an outside world that has been reduced to a series of wars against several Chinese factions. America is little more than a wasteland. The great cities have disintegrated into memories of a bygone glory. New York has become a tourist haunt and theme park. Washington is the hub for central command operations, and only those on official business ever visit the capital. The president and Vice Presid... View more info

Image for The Happiness of Others --- Signed By Leon Rooke

The Happiness of Others --- Signed By Leon Rooke

By: Rooke, Leon (signed)

Price: $13.13

Publisher: Erin, Ontario, Erin, ON: Porcupine's Quill, 1991, 1st Edition, 2nd Printing: 1991

Edition: Later printing(s)

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 140864

ISBN: 088984125X

Condition: Very Good+ ( see Description )


-----------trade paperback, Very Good+, signed without inscription by Rooke, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo View more info

Image for The Beautiful Wife -by Leon Rooke -a Signed Copy

The Beautiful Wife -by Leon Rooke -a Signed Copy

By: Rooke, Leon (signed)

Price: $19.73

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Thomas Allen Publishers, 2005, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed (see description)

Seller ID: 162693

ISBN: 0887621929

Condition: Near Fine (see desciption)


-----------hardcover, a Near Fine example, in a lightly rubbed Near Fine dustjacket, signed and inscribed "To M______ -So many thanks. Leon Rooke", 293 pages, ---"Viva Straight, a single woman who works for the Refugee Board of Canada, has set off with her mother for their annual holiday in the Dominican Republic when their plane is mysteriously diverted to the Philippines. There she meets and has a night of bliss with the enigmatic Monsieur Epee, who presents himself to her imagination as the ideal man – apart, perhaps, from the fact that he is possessed of a beautiful wife alr... View more info

Image for The Voluptuous Garden:  The Collected Art and Writing of Joe Rosenblatt 1973 - 1996 -a Signed Copy ( Poetry - Poems / Prose )

The Voluptuous Garden: The Collected Art and Writing of Joe Rosenblatt 1973 - 1996 -a Signed Copy ( Poetry - Poems / Prose )

By: Rosenblatt, Joe (signed) ( Joseph ); Foreword By Michael Bell

Price: $32.93

Publisher: Vancouver, British Columbia, Vancouver, BC: Porcepic Books, an Imprint of Beach Holme Publishing Limited, 1996, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 159328

ISBN: 088878371X

Condition: Near Fine (see description)


----------softcover, about 12w x 9h inches, a near Fine copy, signed without inscription by JR, 183 pages, illustrated, ---"Applauded as a witty and eccentric pioneer of Canadian poetry, Joe Rosenblatt is also a talented visual artist. Though several books have included Rosenblatt’s black and white sketches to supplement his poetry, The Voluptuous Gardener is the first book to celebrate Joe Rosenblatt as an artist in his own right. The voluptuous gardener may well be a gardener in Eden, surrounded by the pleasure and innocence of a new world, but also dangerous temptation. The garden is ... View more info