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Toronto Key Porter 1988 1550130943 / 9781550130942 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
177 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w photographs. "She was notorious for taking off her clothes. Movies, magazines and TV shows, and fame as 'the girl with the million dollar chest' after her breasts were insured by Lloyds of London, helped create her very successful career as celebrity stripper, 'Annie Ample'. But behind all the hype was a real person. (Annie) looks back candidly on her turbulent childhood in a small town in California and her showbiz start as a 'go-go' dancer in a local club. 'Annie Ample' was the ingenuous character she devised to exploit the sex industry rather than be exploited by it. Whether she is recalling her narrow escapes from lascivious film producers, her famous plastic surgery, her wild nights with the jet set or the stampede of the paparazzi when she went sunbathing at Cannes, Annie's irrepressible sense of humor and earthy revelations make her story a compelling read, even when it borders on the tragic." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and at top of front flap. 
Price: 17.50 USD
2 Attwell, Mabel Lucie. (A.I. Mungeam, Charles Giffiths, Gertrude Munro Higgs, Paddy Smith, Dora Cook, Mary Steer, Margaret Connor.) LUCIE ATTWELL'S BUMPER BOOK OF FUN.
Dean & Son, London, 1973 edition. 
125 pp, 10 1/4" H, hard cover with glazed pictorial boards - no dust jacket. Contents: The Missing Glue Pot; The Toys Are All So Big Today; The Singing Lesson; How to Make "Humpty-Dumpty" Sit on the Wall; I'd Like to be a Policeman; I Wonder Why My Plants Don't Grow; A Painting Page; The Broken Rocking-Chair; We're Building a House; "Oh, Teddy Dear"; All Aboard the Daisy Bell; It's Waggles; The Lost Children; A Painting Page; Flossie the Lamb; The Elf Who had Chilblains; How to Make Annie A p p le; The Plain Princess; A Party Swing Song; Leap Frog; It's Dreadfully Foolish to Put to Sea; The Music Lesson; A Painting Page; The Wishing Well; I Had a Jolly Bubble Pipe; Elizabeth's Happy Morning; When I Take Spot Out; How to Make a Kitch e n M o pp et Man; The Golden Forest; My New Fur Hat! (A Painting Page); The Whistling Kettle; I Wish I Had a Scooter!; The Happy Windmill. Light browning to pages, one tiny corner bump, tiny dint on bottom edge of front board, light wear at top ed ge of re ar board. Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
London Charles Knight 1974 0853142319 / 9780853142317 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
223 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w photographs, reproductions. "British army wives 'on the strength' have campaigned alongside their men since the earliest days of the standing army. They have had to maintain their marriages and some semblance of home life on camps and stations in every quarter of the world, during peace and war. (The author) brings alive for us stories of heroines whose love and loyalty helped resign them to taking second place to the Army in their husband's lives, and enabled them to keep house and bring up children in alien and often dangerous surroundings. She discusses snobberies and superstitions, traditions and taboos, and with wit and humour treats the 'colonels' ladies and Judy O'Gradys' alike. History, anecdote and personal reminiscences are combined in this book, which includes vivid extracts from letters, diaries and memoirs, some of which have not previously been published. Many of the book's illustrations are provided from a unique collection of photographs taken by a pioneer of photography, Henry Wood - Veronica Bamfield's grandfather - in the course of his military career." Very light browning to pages, very small foxing mark in margin of page 87, light browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, light browning to top inside edge, light to moderate fading to spine color - lettering still very legible, very small area of surface paper loss and a small ghost sticker mark at bottom of front flap. 
Price: 15.00 USD
4 Barbeau, Marius. New Introduction by George Clutesi. THE DOWNFALL OF TEMLAHAM.
Edmonton Hurtig 1973 0888300700 / 9780888300706 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good A.Y. Jackson, Edwin H. Holgate, W. Langdon Kihn, Emily Carr and Annie D. Savage. 
253 pp, 7 5/8" H. Colour plates. "First published in 1928 (this) is the work of the distinguished Canadian ethnologist, the late Dr. Marius Barbeau. A prolific writer whose contribution to our knowledge of Indian and French-Canadian folklore, arts and crafts is unsurpassed, Barbeau offers in this book a sympathetic and dramatic portrayal of a vanquished race in conflict with itself. Based on the facts of a serious disturbance among the Indians of the Upper Skeena River in 1886, it is the story of Kamalmuk and Sunbeams, husband and wife, separated by opposing ambitions and the ambivalence of the Indian's attraction to the benefits of the white man's civilization and his revulsion against its excesses. Barbeau weaves into his interpretation of Temlaham, the ritual of authentic tribal customs and the expressive but poetic language of a people in anguish." Faint tiny foxing marks on edges of textblock, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very small glue stain on rear board. Dust jacket is price clipped, slight fading to spine color, very light wear and wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, one small tear archivally taped. 
Price: 20.00 USD
Ottawa Deneau 0888790716 / 9780888790712 First Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
247 pp, 9 1/4" H. "In 1921, a 'little band' of disparate activists formed the Communist Party of Canada. Civil authorities across the country reacted with fear, even though R.C.M.P. officers described the party as 'a handful of ineffective English-speaking leaders, a negligible French-speaking element, an isolated Jewish element, with the agitators drawn from the Finnish and Ukrainian immigrants, whose benevolent societies paid for the Party's maintenance'. (This book) documents the ensuing clashes between the Canadian communists and Canada's political and legal establishments, from 1928 to 1932. Dr. Betcherman skillfully recreates the excitement of street fights and court cases, culminating in the spectacular trial of communist Tim Buck. (She) interviewed Communist Party members, Crown attorneys and Defence lawyers of the period, and was granted access to rare transcripts of trials, appeals and correspondence in compiling this, the first detailed and thoroughly entertaining history of these events." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, three very small corner bumps. Dust hacket has very light edge wear and wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, tiny dent on rear hinge, tiny scuffs on rear flap-fold. 
Price: 15.00 USD
Toronto Lester & Orpen Dennys 1989 0886191653 / 9780886191658 First Editions Hard Cover Very Good+ 
414 pp, 473 pp, 9 1/4" H - 2 volume set. 'Shadow of Heaven' - ISBN 0886191653 - published 1989. 'The Worldly Years' - ISBN 0394227298 - published 1992. "Lester Pearson - Canada's 14th prime minister, and foremost diplomat - was a man of deep and passionate convictions. His vision of Canada as a force for international peace, mediation, and good will helped redefine our view of ourselves. But how did this seemingly mild and easy-going man develop such a powerful and unswerving vision - and how did he win the political clout to put his beliefs into practice?" 'Shadow of Heaven' has minor edge wear. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, very light rubbing. 'The Worldly Years' has very light wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has light winkling at top of spine, minor rubbing. 
Price: 35.00 USD
Canada Self-published 1948 First Edition Hard Cover Fair Poor Signed by Author
173 pp, 8 3/8" H. Signed by author on front free endpaper. A local history of Red Deer, Alberta, and district with much information on early settlers, ranch life, Indians, the Hudson's Bay trading post, etc. Old tape residue on endpapers, small ink stain in margin of page 68, small light stain in margin of page 141, moderate to heavy edge wear, light staining to boards, book slightly cocked, light browning and small/tiny light stains to edges of text block. Dust jacket has old taped repairs - heavy edge creasing, small edge chips and tears, small holes on spine, old tape residue, soiling and rubbing, crease down panels near hinge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
Mississauga, Ontario Mississauga Library System 2008 0969787340 / 9780969787341 Third Printing Soft Cover Very Good 
320 pp, oblong large 8vo (9 1/2" H x 12" D). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps, reproductions. A local history of Clarkson, Ontario, now part of the city of Missisauga. Contents: Dedication; Acknowledgements; Foreword; Introduction; Tribute to Warren Clarkson; Years: 1807-1850; Bradley Museum; Benares Historic House; Years: 1851-1900; Clarkson Railway Station; History of Lushes Corners; Years: 1901-1950; Speck Family; The Clarkson Library; British American Oil Refinery; Years: 1951-2000; St. Lawrence Cement Company; Rattray Marsh; Index. Interior - very small bump to bottom corner of most pages, tiny tear (archivally taped) at bottom edge of 4 page leaves. Exterior - very minor rubbing. 
Price: 35.00 USD
WOMEN IN THE COMICS., Horn, Maurice.
9 Horn, Maurice. WOMEN IN THE COMICS.
Chelsea House, New York, 1980. 
229 pp, 4to (11" H), soft cover. ISBN 0877542058 Profusely illustrated in b&w and color. Contents: Introduction; The First Draft: 1897-1910; A Place of One's Own: 1910-1919; Working Girls and Flappers: 1920-1929; The Royal Road to Adventure: 193 0-1939; The Fighting Forties: 1940-1949; The Frolicsome Fifties: 1950-1959; You've Come a Long Way, Baby: 1960-1977; Bibliography; A List of Women Cartoonists; Index. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - v e r y l i g ht edge wear/wrinkling, several small soft creases on covers, large soft corner crease and light rubbing on rear cover, minor soiling. Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
New York Mayflower 1979 0831744758 / 9780831744755 Facsimile Edition. Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- C.E. Brock. 
222 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H). Yellow ribbon bookmark. "Annie and Eliza Keary's tales from Scandinavian mythology, 'The Heroes of Asgard', was first published by Macmillan in 1870. These tales, drawn from the most striking and picturesque of the Northern myths, were put together by the Kearys in their simplest form so that children of all ages could enjoy them. This edition of the enduring classic is illustrated with 16 color plates and many black and white drawings by Charles Brock (1870-1938) whose drawings appeard in 'Punch', 'The Graphic' and many other magazines and books published at the time." Contains 9 stories divided into parts. The stories are: The Aesir; How Thor went to Jotunheim; Frey; The Wanderings of Freyja; Iduna's Apples; Baldur; The Binding of Fenrir; The Punishment of Loki; Ragnarok. Very light edge wear, light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear, a few tiny tears at top of spine - archivally taped, light browning on spine and inside edges. 
Price: 15.00 USD
BY THE LIGHT OF THE GLOW-WORM LAMP:  THREE CENTURIES OF RELFECTIONS ON NATURE., Manguel, Alberto, ed. (Charles Darwin, R.B. Cunninghame Graham, Thomas Belt, Mark Twain, Henry David Thoreau, Priscilla Wakefield, John James Audubon, Philip Henry Gosse, Grant Allen, Charles Hall, Charles Abbot, Herman Melville, Annie Dillard, et a
11 Manguel, Alberto, ed. (Charles Darwin, R.B. Cunninghame Graham, Thomas Belt, Mark Twain, Henry David Thoreau, Priscilla Wakefield, John James Audubon, Philip Henry Gosse, Grant Allen, Charles Hall, Charles Abbot, Herman Melville, Annie Dillard, et a BY THE LIGHT OF THE GLOW-WORM LAMP: THREE CENTURIES OF RELFECTIONS ON NATURE.
Plenum Trade, New York, 1998, first edition. 
373 pp, large 8vo (9 1/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0306459914 "(This book) represents the best of the nature-writing genre in over three dozen works from the past three centuries. Echoing the pastoral lyrics of Theocritus and Virgil, n ature writing crosses the Middle Ages and Renaissance under changing guises, and comes into its own, first during the Romantic era and then in the nineteenth century when Charles Darwin burst onto the scene. Today, the genre has been reviv e d b y a w ide and diverse group of imaginative writers - scientists, naturalists, and adventurers among them. Alberto Manguel, a great reader and literary connoisseur, serves as our guide. First outlining a 'literary' history of nature writin g, h e h as or g an ized this anthology into four sections: Landscape, Birds, Beasts, and Insects and Fish. He has included authors who did not train as scientists (D.H. Lawrence and Vladimir Nabokov). There are zoologists (John James Audubon) , c ons er vat ion i sts ( Rac hel Carson), the great classic figures (Charles Darwin and J.H. Fabre), and well-known contemporary writers (Diane Ackerman, Annie Dillard, and Barry Lopez). A cornucopia of the marvelous and the earthbound, (it) wil l ta ke i ts plac e al on gsid e t he m ore popular prose anthologies of our time." Minor rubbing, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 17.50 USD
South Bay, Ontario South Marysburgh Marine Society 1979 0920028187 / 9780920028186 Revised Edition Soft Cover Good 
185 pp + (9) pp +indexes, 8 7/8" H. B&w photographs, fold-out map at rear. A history of shipbuilding, shipwrecks, schooners, sloops, lighthouses, sailors, etc. on the Bay of Quinte, Prince Edward County. Section headings: Prince Edward County Ships; Ships that Came & Ships that Stayed; Ports of Call; Life and Light; Sing of Sailors. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - some light fading to colour on spine, hinges, and top edge of rear cover; spine has some light creases, is concave and is lightly twisted. 
Price: 20.00 USD
St. John's, Newfoundland Jesperson Press 1985 0920502628 / 9780920502624 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
304 pp., 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "In this colourful and lively biography, we are urged to a new appreciation of the romantic and mythical vision of one of Canada's most important poets. In his lifetime, Bliss Carman enjoyed wide popularity in Canada, the United States and Europe, and the author shows a sensitive and knowledgeable understanding in her approach to the poet's life and work - his early years at home in New Brunswick, education in England and Scotland and his search for attention and recognition in the United States. Miller provides a lucid account of the world as it is seen through the poet's eyes and a rare look at the writing and publishing community as both struggled for survival in Carman's time." Very light browning to edges of text block, light wear at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
1960 POVUNGNITUK 1970, Monette, Luc, researcher.
14 Monette, Luc, researcher. 1960 POVUNGNITUK 1970
Levis, Quebec La Federation des Cooperatives du Nouveau Quebec 1970 Soft Cover Very Good - 
112 pp, 11" H. B&w reproductions, photographs. Catalogue celebrating the tenth anniversary of the Print Shop of the Povungnituk Cooperative Association. "Povungnituk prints are very sought after for their high artistic quality, also for the documentation interest that they have. Many of them are descriptive of an Eskimo way of life that has now disappeared; others illustrate myths and legends which the old artists perpetuate in the stone." "There are only thirty lithographs printed from the same stone; each one of them is numbered and is an original. When the thirty impressions are made, the stone is destroyed to insure that there is only this amount on the market." Bilingual text (French / English), with one page in Inuktitut syllabics. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very small tear on tear cover - archivally taped, light soiling/rubbing and faint scratches on rear cover, light toning to edges of covers and on spine, very light browning to edges of text block, very small sticker removal mark on front cover. 
Price: 35.00 USD
Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, (1988), Ist edition. 
151 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. The author's first book, preceding her best-seller, 'The Shipping News'. "...the nine stories in (this book) introduce a unique, new voice in contemporary American fiction. The settings are small New England blue-collar towns; the characters are the dispossessed working class confronted by a young, rural bourgeoisie; and the themes are the traps people set for one another, out of malice or naivete, premeditation or misunderstanding..." Publisher's 3 1/2" x 4" review label on free front endpaper, minor wrinkling at bottom of spine, minor edge wear to boards. Dust jacket is price clipped, minor edge wrinkling, small very light stain on rear flap-fold, light soiling on front panel - includes two small light marks. VG+/VG 
Price: 200.00 USD
16 Reiner, Annie, written and illustrated by. THE HISTORY OF CHRISTMAS.
Dove Kids, (West Hollywood, CA, 1996), Ist printing. 
Unpaginated, small 4to (10 1/4" H), hard cover with pictorial boards - no dust jacket. Profusely illustrated in color. A little girl, Charlotte, asks her grandfather why their family celebrates Christmas and he tells her the story of Jesus' life. Tiny bump at bottom of spine, minor rubbing. VG+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
THE SELECTED JOURNALS OF L.M. MONTGOMERY.  VOLUME II: 1910-1921., Rubio, Mary & Waterston, Elizabeth, editors.  (L.M. Montgomery - Lucy Maud Montgomery.)
17 Rubio, Mary & Waterston, Elizabeth, editors. (L.M. Montgomery - Lucy Maud Montgomery.) THE SELECTED JOURNALS OF L.M. MONTGOMERY. VOLUME II: 1910-1921.
Toronto Oxford University Press 1987 0195405862 / 9780195405866 Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- 
443 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, maps. The second volume of 'The Selected Journals of L.M. Montgomery' "records a time of great change and upheaval both in Montgomery's life and in society. When she wrote the first entry in this volume she had recently become a world-famous author, having published 'Anne of Green Gables' in 1908. Here we become privy to her response to the death of her grandmother, who had restricted her life severely; her marriage and honeymoon trip to Scotland and England; and her departure from Prince Edward Island to the new restrictions of her life as the wife of a Presbyterian minister in an Ontario village. Montgomery reveals the intensities of friendship, the minutiae of home-making, the joys of motherhood along with the traumas of a disturbed marriage, and records the sources and composition of the 'Anne' series and the emergence of her new heroine 'Emily'. Besides learning about the rewards and trials - including two unpleasant lawsuits - of being a successful author, we see also how a sensitive woman responded to the possibility, the actuality, and the aftermath of a world war. By turns tart and sentimental, sharp-sighted and anxiety-ridden, L.M. Montgomery provides a compelling record of her remarkable life against the background - both social and literary - of a tumultuous period in Canadian history." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling and a few tiny edge tears, light fading to spine color, wrinkling on rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
THE SELECTED JOURNALS OF L.M. MONTGOMERY.  VOLUME III: 1921-1929., Rubio, Mary & Waterston, Elizabeth, editors.  (L.M. Montgomery - Lucy Maud Montgomery.)
18 Rubio, Mary & Waterston, Elizabeth, editors. (L.M. Montgomery - Lucy Maud Montgomery.) THE SELECTED JOURNALS OF L.M. MONTGOMERY. VOLUME III: 1921-1929.
Toronto Oxford University Press 1992 0195409361 / 9780195409369 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
443 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, maps. The third volume of 'The Selected Journals of L.M. Montgomery' reveals "Montgomery in mature mid-life, (as) her personal and professional lives are becoming even more complex. (She) juggles the demands of motherhood, parish obligations, indifferent household help, grief at the loss of older friends and family, appeals by her PEI clan for advice and assistance - everyday struggles to balance a woman's social and domestic duties. There are also triumphs and trials more closely related to her position as a best-selling author: growing fame, the successful midwifery of her new heroines 'Emily' and 'Marigold' and a more adult novel, 'The Blue Castle'; the struggle to allocate time for correspondence with publishers, fans, pen-friends - and actually to 'write'. We trace the happy conclusion of her lawsuits against an unscrupulous publisher, and the disappointing outcome of the tempest-in-a-teapot suit arising from a minor automobile accident. There are more personal worries: the Rev. Ewan Macdonald's envy of his wife's publishing and social success; the dark shadow cast by his recurrent attacks of religious melancholia; her concern lest their sons evince similar tendencies. In mid-decade, Ewan Macdonald accepts a call to Norval, Ontario and Montgomery leaves 'dear Leaskdale' with mixed feelings. In these years, LMM turns more and more to her journal to record insights and opinions not voiceable by 'the angel of the house', as well as the brief epiphanies of delight in nature's beauty that have always sustained her. Her journal is an important example of life-writing - writing in the autobiographical mode - by a complex, sensitive, successful, and suprisingly contemporary writer." Minor bumping/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, scattered very tiny foxing marks on edges of text block. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
Levis, Quebec Centre d'Art Esquimau 1968 Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
84 pp, 10 7/8" H. Circa 1968 (date mentioned on page 81). B&w reproductions, photographs, map. Introduction in Inuktitut syllabics, French & English, remainder of text/captions in French/English. A catalogue of prints arranged under the headings: Mythology and Legend / Eskimo Way of Living / Arctic Fauna / Hunting and Fishing - with a small section at the end entitled: The Sculptor and a Different Aspect of Eskimo Mind. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear - a little more on spine, two tiny scuffs on front cover. 
Price: 50.00 USD
TALES OF THE PUNJAB:  FOLKORE OF INDIA., Steel, Flora Annie.  Notes by R.C. Temple.  Foreword by Patricia Barrett Perkins.
20 Steel, Flora Annie. Notes by R.C. Temple. Foreword by Patricia Barrett Perkins. TALES OF THE PUNJAB: FOLKORE OF INDIA.
New York Greenwich House 1983 0517425874 / 9780517425879 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good- Good- J. Lockwood Kipling. 
326 pp, 8 3/16" H. B &w illustrations. Originally printed in 1894. "At the turn of the (20th) century, Flora Annie Steel traveled through India, and spending countless hours, listened to the village storytellers and gathered their tales together into this brilliant and definitive collection, sifting and carefully selecting the most vivid stories in their best form, but not doctoring them in any way, not even in the language. She preserved the rough, ready wit, their drama, poetry, and humanity. In addition, J. Lockwood Kipling (Rudyard Kipling's father) designed a host of ingenious and charming illustrations to accompany them, full of the flavor of India. And R.C. Temple prepared notes that give a thorough background for the tales and define certain unfamiliar words. Here are tales of wizards and princes, of serpents and talking beasts, of enchantments, temporary deaths, and restoration of lost limbs. But underneath it all, we recognize the universal evils and timeless values of mankind: jealousy is a constant motive and reason for deadly assault, but beauty, truth, and honor conquer evil in the end. In these stories, the devotee of folklore will find a wealth of material to dissect; the parent, a wealth of bedtime stories; and all readers will find entertainment as delightful and exciting as any by the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen, or Aesop, but with its own unique Indian character and setting." Light to moderate edge wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, some areas of light browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has chips, tears (archivally taped) and creases - mainly at top edge, light edge wear elsewhere, minor edge browning, soft wrinkles on front panel, protected in mylar sleeve. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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