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1 Donegan, Rosemary. Introduction by Rick Salutin. SPADINA AVENUE
Vancouver Douglas & McIntyre 1985 0888944721 / 9780888944726 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
192 pp, 11 1/2" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "Spadina has been the starting point for wave after wave of new Canadian immigrants. Once the main focus for Jewish culture and life in Toronto, the street became a centre of commerce and saw intense political activity during the thirties and forties. Now the Jewish garment factories overlook bustling Chinese sidewalk markets. Greek cafes jostle with delicatessens and Szechuan restaurants. Contemporary art and music thrive amidst this colourful ethnic diversity. Studios and alternative galleries crowd abandoned warehouse space above street level, and all along the street, such classic watering holes as Grossman's, the El Macombo, the Paramount and the Silver Dollar dispense entertainment for tastes that run from black and new wave music to strippers. (This book) presents a collection of photographs and related texts ranging from the years when the street was a tree-lined boulevard, right through to today, when the Queen Street art scene and a rapidly expanding Chinatown are transforming Spadina. Drawing on his own Jewish roots and family history, Rick Salutin provides a very personal introduction that demonstrates how and why Spadina is unique, why it has become so important to those whose lives it has intersected. Organized to reflect and even recreate the Spadina experience, (it) takes the reader up the street starting at the lakeshore and ending at Bloor Street." Very tiny bump at top corner of both boards, small slight bump at top of rear hinge. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
2 Durrell, Lawrence. COLLECTED POEMS.
London Faber and Faber 1960 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
288 pp, 8vo (8 1/16" H). "It is primarily as a lyrical poet and a poet of places that (Durrell) is acknowledged to excel, but now that he has assembled in (this book) 'all that the author wishes to preseve' it will be found that the range of feeling and ideas, of wit and experience, and also of style, is remarkable. The poems have been arranged by the author himself, not in chronological order but according to their various kinds. Mr. Durrell is a romantic poet in an age of didactic and sectarian poetry; and by temperament and choice Mediterranean rather than Nordic. All those who have acquired an ear for his verse by reading the volumes in which it has been published, and all those seriously interested in the poetry of the 'thirties, the 'forties and the 'fifties, will wish to have his 'Collected Poems'; other readers will come to it from his novels or his island books." Previous owner's small name stamp at top of front/rear pastedowns - underneath the dust jacket flaps, light toning to top edge of textblock, very light edge wear, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Small puncture to dust jacket at the last 'e' in Lawrence (see scan), minor wear at top/bottom of flap-folds a few small browning marks at top edge. Dust jacket now protected by removable mylar sleeve. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
MARY BARTON:  A TALE OF MANCHESTER LIFE., Gaskell, Elizabeth.  Introduced by Jenny Uglow.
3 Gaskell, Elizabeth. Introduced by Jenny Uglow. MARY BARTON: A TALE OF MANCHESTER LIFE.
London Folio Society 2004 Hard Cover Fine Very Good Alexy Pendle. 
391 pp, 9 1/2" H. Green and buff coloured cloth in a design by Frances Button, gold title block on spine with black lettering, dark green endpapers. Nine b&w illustrations, plus colour frontispiece, by Alexy Pendle. Originally published in 1848, "(t)his edition follows the text of Macdonald Daly's edition, published by Penguin Books in 1996, with minor emendations." "(T)he first novel to have a truly working-class girl as its heroine, and it let middle-class readers into her home and into her heart. It was a Manchester melodrama, a tale of the desperate 'Hungry Forties', with breath-stopping scenes of drama and excitement - a fire, a murder, a trial. It was a love story, and a tight, entangled portrayal of conflicting loyalties. But it was also a thoroughly sympathetic depiction of the lives of mill-workers, and of the gulf between them and their masters, uncovering an abyss of incomprehension and lack of communication that would lead inevitably to tragedy." Slipcase has very tiny scuff on one side panel, very small bump at top edge of rear panel. 
Price: 32.50 USD
 
 
NOTHING MORE TO DECLARE., Holmes, John Clellon.
4 Holmes, John Clellon. NOTHING MORE TO DECLARE.
Andre Deutsch, 1968, first U.K. edition. 
253 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "....an account of living and writing by one of the Beat generation, a friend of Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg and others less famous but no less interesting and significant - and it makes nonsense of the game of 'generationing' by speaking to everyone, anywhere. It begins with four intimate portraits: Ginseberg, Kerouac, Gershon Legman and Jay Landesman, whom John Clellon Holmes met in his early twenties and recognized at once as people he wanted to know well. It was not long before they had all been labelled 'the Beats', but a label is only what the outsider sees. Here we are shown the living reality to which it was attached and are told what it felt like to wear it - and to peel i t off, which is what, as he approached his forties, Mr Holmes discovered that he had done. He is without pomposity and doesn't tell us what we expect to read. He remebers what it was like to sigh after Carole Lombard and to long to be Hum p h r e y B o g art, as well as what it was like to learn how to write. He remembers what his friends brought home from the grocer as well as what they said about communism and sexual freedom. Summing up the sexual revolution, he digs into the ex pe ri en ce o f l iv in g it and makes generalisations seem empty. Pondering on Kennedy's assassination he produces from his personal reaction an interpretation of Oswald so preceptive that it jolts. And assessing the nature of a writer's life a nd the ro le of sp oke sma n, he comes quickly to the conclusion that 'fame, ambition, ego - more and more they seem like husks to me, sad husks housing frightened twitter'. Having made his declaration at the frontier of middle age, he is ready to go his own wa y f or his own rea sons, a wise man and an impressive writer...." Minor edge wear, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top of spine and flap-fold areas, light rubbing , mi nor b rowni ng. Ver y G ood/ Very Goo d- 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
WOMEN IN THE COMICS., Horn, Maurice.
5 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
 
 
6 Jacobsen, Larry G. LEANING INTO THE WIND: MEMOIRS OF AN IMMIGRANT PRAIRIE FARM BOY.
Bloomington, Indiana 1st Books 2004 141076804X / 9781410768049 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ Signed by Author
309 pp, large 8vo (9" H). Signed by author on title page. B&w photographs. "This is a humorous story about an awkward runt - a misfit growing up on a farm on the western prairies during a time when there were few radios and no electricity or plumbing. It tells about a boy in a large poverty-stricken family coming of age and making his way into the workforce. (It) gives the reader vivid insights into farm life during the nineteen thirties and forties. The reader will also experience life in the rugged logging, mining and construction camps. Here you will meet some extraordinary characters the author toiled and drank with - a special breed of men who not only worked hard, but played hard. Underground mining was hazardous, but more of these men were killed at the wheels of their cars, than down the mines. The author also tried sales - first vacuum cleaners door to door and later real estate. During his earlier years he used up nine lives, as well as having other narrow scrapes. At age forty-four he entered graduate school for an MBA despite having only a Grade X education and at age fifty one he launched a rewarding consulting career." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear, minor curl at corners of covers, tiny faint soiling mark on bottom of textblock. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
7 McCarthy, Doris. A FOOL IN PARADISE: AN ARTIST'S EARLY LIFE.
Toronto Macfarlane Walter & Ross 1990 092191203X / 9780921912033 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
257 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w photographs. "In 1926, when she was just fifteen years old, Doris McCarthy unexpectedly won a scholarship to art college. Among her mentors were the leading members of the Group of Seven: Arthur Lismer, A.Y. Jackson, J.E.H. MacDonald, and Lawren Harris. Their influence changed her life; the girl who thought herself destined to be a writer of books became instead an artist. (This book) describes the coming of age of this spirited young woman who followed an unorthodox path to happiness while struggling to establish herself in the art world of the thirties and forties. Against the backdrop of those eventful decades, she writes of a tumultuous year of study in pre-war London, adjusting to the strictures of a teaching job in the depths of the Depression, breaking loose from the conventional assumptions of the day, and finding love in unexpected places. (The) captivating memoir of her early life illuminates a period now passed, but her story resonates with remarkably timely themes: the desire for independence, the strength of friendships between girls and women, the exhilaration of creative and fulfilling work, and the search for joy and contentment in life." A small bump at top edge of front board, bottom of spine and at one corner. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling - light at bottom of spine and at bottom of front flap-fold. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE MONTHLY EPIC:  A HISTORY OF CANADIAN MAGAZINES, 1789-1989., Sutherland, Fraser.
8 Sutherland, Fraser. THE MONTHLY EPIC: A HISTORY OF CANADIAN MAGAZINES, 1789-1989.
Markham, Ontario Fitzhenry & Whiteside 1989 0889028974 / 9780889028975 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
355 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "Crammed with colour and anecdote, yet meticulously researched and fact-filled, (this book) is accessible Canadian social history that traces the magazine industry from its boisterous pre-Confederation beginnings to the vibrant and influential medium that it is today. (E)xamines the emergence of a national consciousness whose concerns became issues for the now growing number of Canadian magazines. We follow these throught their heyday in the Thirties and Forties to their near demise in the TV-conscious Sixties. The political, social and technological events that influenced Canada, and the hard-driving publishers, writers and editors who stamped their publications with their own vision and personal style are chronicled." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BLUEBERG., Taylor, Geoff.  Illustrated by D.G. Valentine.
9 Taylor, Geoff. Illustrated by D.G. Valentine. BLUEBERG.
Heinemann, London, 1960, first edition. 
93 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, b&w illustrations. "The gay story of a young iceberg who was born in the Antarctic Ocean and travelled further north than any iceberg had ever been before. With his friend Blowhard the Whale he made an adventurous journey towards the Equator. The water grew warmer and Blueberg grew smaller but his curiosity led him on until, when at last he was playing round the shores of a tropical island, he was in danger of melting away altoge ther. A very small Blueberg was saved just in time and in a rather uncomfortable manner...." Tiny slight bump to three corners, two tiny dints on front board near hinge, light wear to bottom of boards and a tiny dint to bottom of rear bo a r d . D u s t jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, tiny chips at top/bottom of flap-folds and at top of spine, slight fading to spine, light rubbing/soiling to rear panel and some edges, large corner crease on rear flap, 1" closed tear with cre as es , li g ht w at er stain at bottom of spine/hinges area, three tiny dints on front panel near hinge, very small light stain on inside of spine. VG/G 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE LEGEND OF YORK: A SURVEY OF THE LATER DEVELOMENTS, (1920-1950), IN YORK TOWNSHIP., Thomas, Wilbert G.
10 Thomas, Wilbert G. THE LEGEND OF YORK: A SURVEY OF THE LATER DEVELOMENTS, (1920-1950), IN YORK TOWNSHIP.
N.P. Self-published. 1996 Soft Cover Very Good + 
134 pp, 11" H. B&w photographs, maps. A local history of York Township (Toronto). Contents: Introduction; The Erosion of the Township; The Roaring Twenties; The Town Halls of York; The Great Depression; The Decade of the Forties: The War Years (1940-1945) / The Rest of the Forties (1946-1948); Protection Services: Fire Protection / Police Protection / Health Protection; Other Services: Public Library Board / Hydro Electric System / Parks and Recreation Department / Other Departments; Orders, Organizations, etc.: Fraternal Orders / Veterans' Organizations / Service Clubs / Youth Groups; Industrial - Commercial Development: Early Stage / Laters Stages; Bibliography; Index; Acknowledgements. Interior - tiny crease at top corner of first 15 pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very small crease at top corner of front cover, small soft crease at top edge of front cover. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE LEGEND OF YORK: A SURVEY OF THE LATER DEVELOMENTS, (1920-1950), IN YORK TOWNSHIP., Thomas, Wilbert G.
11 Thomas, Wilbert G. THE LEGEND OF YORK: A SURVEY OF THE LATER DEVELOMENTS, (1920-1950), IN YORK TOWNSHIP.
N.P. Self-published. 1996 Soft Cover Very Good+ 
134 pp, 11" H. B&w photographs, maps. A local history of York Township (Toronto). Contents: Introduction; The Erosion of the Township; The Roaring Twenties; The Town Halls of York; The Great Depression; The Decade of the Forties: The War Years (1940-1945) / The Rest of the Forties (1946-1948); Protection Services: Fire Protection / Police Protection / Health Protection; Other Services: Public Library Board / Hydro Electric System / Parks and Recreation Department / Other Departments; Orders, Organizations, etc.: Fraternal Orders / Veterans' Organizations / Service Clubs / Youth Groups; Industrial - Commercial Development: Early Stage / Laters Stages; Bibliography; Index; Acknowledgements. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - one tiny corner crease. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
FALSE DAWN (THE 'FORTIES) / THE SPARK (THE 'SIXTIES) / NEW YEAR'S DAY (THE 'SEVENTIES).  3 VOLUMES FROM THE "OLD NEW YORK" QUINTET., Wharton, Edith.
12 Wharton, Edith. FALSE DAWN (THE 'FORTIES) / THE SPARK (THE 'SIXTIES) / NEW YEAR'S DAY (THE 'SEVENTIES). 3 VOLUMES FROM THE "OLD NEW YORK" QUINTET.
New York D. Appleton 1924 Reprints Hard Cover Very Good Good+ E.C. Caswell, endpapers and dust jacket illustrations. 
Three volumes of the "Old New York" quintet - all are later printings, lacking the "1" on the last page - 7 5/8" H. **"The Old Maid (the 'Fifties')" is not included here.** Dark blue ribbed cloth, paper labels with gold lettering/decoration on spines and front boards, pictorial endpapers. Dust jackets have floral decoration and title blocks on spines and front covers with red lettering/decoration. 1. False Dawn - 143 pp. 2. The Spark - 109 pp. 3. New Year's Day - 160 pp. All books have very light edge wear, small faint erased pencil marks on front free endpaper, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light dust soiling on top of text block, light toning to fore-edge and bottom of text block - a little more on The Spark, False Dawn has a tiny ink mark on fore-edge of text block. Dust jackets have very light browning on spines and flap-folds - and at top edges of flaps, a few small tears, small chips and tears at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light edge wear/wrinkling, False Dawn has a few tiny ink marks on front panel title block. All dust jackets are protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 


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