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THE OPEN DOOR.  THE PORTRAIT.  TWO STORIES OF THE SEEN AND THE UNSEEN., (Oliphant, Mrs. Margaret, 4 April 1828 - 20 July 1897.)
1 (Oliphant, Mrs. Margaret, 4 April 1828 - 20 July 1897.) THE OPEN DOOR. THE PORTRAIT. TWO STORIES OF THE SEEN AND THE UNSEEN.
Boston Roberts Brothers 1885 First American Edition Hard Cover Good- 
164 pp, 6 3/4" H. Dark green cloth with gilt lettering on spine, gilt lettering and crown & cross decoration on front board, all edges red. Each story has its own half title page. Two Victorian tales of the supernatural. The pages and endpapers are evenly tanned and the title page is present, though completely detatched, leaving a thin strip of the margin attached to the rear of the front free endpaper (see photograph). Previous owner's name, place and date (1895) in ink on free front endpaper; wear and fraying at top/bottom of spine; light edge wear; light rub marks on front board; two small areas of air bubbles under cloth on rear board. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
PICTORIAL BRIGHTON 1859-1984., Andrews, Margaret, et al.
2 Andrews, Margaret, et al. PICTORIAL BRIGHTON 1859-1984.
Brighton, Ontario 1984 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Good 
127 pp, 12 1/4" H. Pictorial endpapers, profusely illustrated in b&w and colour with photographs, drawings, advertisements. A local history of Brighton, Ontario. Contents: Mayor's Message; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Historical Sketch; Travel Through the Years; Architectural Heritage; Church Life; Education; Historical Events; Agriculture; Sports and Recreation; Serving Brighton; Industries; Presqu'ile. Gift inscription in ink on free front endpaper, top corner of free front endpaper is clipped - also has a very small tear and erasure mark, bump at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has moderate wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light browning on inside surface, light rubbing, some small edge tears with old tape repair on inside, several tiny dents on rear hinge. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
3 Angus, Margaret. KINGSTON GENERAL HOSPITAL: A SOCIAL & INSTITUTIONAL HISTORY.
McGill-Queens University Press, Montreal, 1973, Ist ed. 
205 pp text, 16 pp illus, small 4to, HC. A fascinating story of the history of Kingston Hospital, covering a wide social perspective and the medical and nursing progress over the years. Dust jacket has minor wear at corners and minor soiling to edges. VG+ /VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
4 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
 
 
THE NEW OXFORD BOOK OF CANADIAN SHORT STORIES IN ENGLISH., Atwood, Margaret & Weaver, Robert, selected by. (Margaret Laurence, James Reaney, Hugh Hood, Timothy Findley, Alice Munro, Austin C. Clarke, Marian Engel, Mavis Gallant, Rohinton Mistry, Barbara Gowdy, Alistair MacLeod, Leon Rooke, Carol Shields, et
5 Atwood, Margaret & Weaver, Robert, selected by. (Margaret Laurence, James Reaney, Hugh Hood, Timothy Findley, Alice Munro, Austin C. Clarke, Marian Engel, Mavis Gallant, Rohinton Mistry, Barbara Gowdy, Alistair MacLeod, Leon Rooke, Carol Shields, et THE NEW OXFORD BOOK OF CANADIAN SHORT STORIES IN ENGLISH.
Oxford University Press, Toronto, 1995. 
462 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. A collection of 47 short stories by authors including: Margaret Atwood, Matt Cohen, Marian Engel, Timothy Findley, Mavis Gallant, W.P. Kinsella, Norman Levine, Alice Munro, Audrey Thomas, Carol Shields, Caroline Anderson, Neil Bissoondath, Dianne Brand, Cynthia Flood, Margaret Gibson, Douglas Glover, Katherine Govier, Barbara Gowdy, Janice Kulyk Keefer, Thomas King, Alistair MacLeod, John Metcalf, Rohinton Mistry, Diane Schomperlen, Linda Svendsen, and others. Very small bump to top corner of both boards, gift inscription on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has monor rubbing, very light wrinkling at top of flap-folds. VG+/VG+ 
Price: 18.00 USD
 
 
BARBED LYRES:  CANADIAN VENOMOUS VERSE., Atwood, Margaret, foreword.  (Tom Denholm, Glen Stone, Denis Woollings, Brian Davis, Gerry MacIntosh, Pierre Berton, Robertson Davies, Hoard Engel, Tomson Highway, Dennis Lee, Robert Priest, al Purdy, Charles Pachter, Mavor Moore, Don Harron, et al.)
6 Atwood, Margaret, foreword. (Tom Denholm, Glen Stone, Denis Woollings, Brian Davis, Gerry MacIntosh, Pierre Berton, Robertson Davies, Hoard Engel, Tomson Highway, Dennis Lee, Robert Priest, al Purdy, Charles Pachter, Mavor Moore, Don Harron, et al.) BARBED LYRES: CANADIAN VENOMOUS VERSE.
Toronto Key Porter 1990 1550132520 / 9781550132526 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Aislin (Terry Mosher). 
112 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w illustrations by political cartoonist Aislin. "(W)inning entries and special celebrity submissions from a nationwide contest for satircal verse (judged by) author Margaret Atwood, columnist Allan Fotheringham and songwriter Nancy White. Over 100 of the best entries are featured. Also included are poems submitted by invitation from: Pierre Berton, Robertson Davies, Howard Engel, Don Harron, Tomson Highway, Dennis Lee, Mavor Moore, Susan Musgrave, Eric Nichol, Charles Pachter, Robert Priest, Al Purdy, Erika Ritter, Robin Skelton, et al." A 1/2" dia raised area under the front pastedown endpaper - causes a same size shallow dent in first few pages. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of front flap-fold and top of front hinge, minor edge wrinkling at top of rear flap. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
RUDE RAMSAY AND THE ROARING RADISHES., Atwood, Margaret.
7 Atwood, Margaret. RUDE RAMSAY AND THE ROARING RADISHES.
Toronto Key Porter Kids 2003 155263244X / 9781552632444 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good Dusan Petricic. 
Unpaginated (approx. 29 pages), 9 1/2" H. Errata slip laid in at front with explanation of errors and peel-off words to be inserted into the text (all present). Colour illustrations. "(B)est-selling author Margaret Atwood offers a delightfully ridiculous (alliterative) tale about the virtues of resisting restrictions. Rude Ramsay has reached the end of his rope! Sick of dining on rock-hard rice, rubbery ribs, wrinkled ravioli, and raw rhinoceros, Ramsay and Ralph the red-nosed rat resolve to leave their rectangular residence (and Ramsay's revolting relatives) on a quest for a refreshing repast." Dust jacket has slight yellowing to top edge, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE ANIMALS IN THAT COUNTRY., Atwood, Margaret.
8 Atwood, Margaret. THE ANIMALS IN THAT COUNTRY.
Oxford University Press, Toronto, 1968, first edition. 
69 pp, trade paperback (8 1/2" H). The author's second book. "Her poetry explores the real world and a haunting private universe. Both are seen by a young woman totally committed to the search for a viable human world, one capable of containing i ts opposites: of reconciling the individual's inner and outer worlds, the chaos and the longing for order, the isolation of lovers, the craving for life and the fact of death. The poems in this new collection are less subjective than Miss A t w o o d ' s earlier ones, and the range of themes is wider, but they contain the same tension and give the same impression of a 'quiet Mata Hari....who pits herself against the ordered, too clean world like an arsonist'." Interior - very ligh t b ro wn in g to p ag e s, two tiny dints on first two pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, two tiny dints and small crease on front cover, tiny dint/scuff on fore-edge of textblock, a few t in y s cuf fs on co ver s, lig ht browning at edges and on spine, two tiny corner creases. Good+ 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
9 Atwood, Margaret. THE ANIMALS IN THAT COUNTRY.
Oxford University Press, Toronto, 1968, (1973 reprint). 
69 pp, 8vo, soft cover. "(Margaret Atwood's) poetry explores the real world and a haunting private universe. Both are seen by a young woman totally committed to the search for a viable human world, one capable of containing its opposites: of reco nciling the individual's inner and outer worlds, the chaos and the longing for order, the isolation of lovers, the craving for life and the fact of death. The poems in this new collection are less subjective than Miss Atwood's earlier on e s , a n d t h e range of themes is wider, but they contain the same tension and give the same impression of a 'quiet Mata Hari...who pits herself against the ordered, too clean world like an arsonist'." Interior - soft crease at top corner of te xt bl o ck , ot h er wi se clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edgewear/rubbing, light hinge creases, soft crease to top corner of covers and top edge of rear cover. Good sound reading copy. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
UP IN THE TREE., Atwood, Margaret.
10 Atwood, Margaret. UP IN THE TREE.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1978 0771008244 / 9780771008245 Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Margaret Atwood. 
Unpaginated, 10" H. Purple endpapers, red/brown/blue drawings and hand-lettered text by Margaret Atwood. Two young children enjoy playing in a tree, until it rains and a two beavers eat their ladder - but a friendly bird rescues them and all is well in the end. Minor edge wear. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
11 Aubrac, Lucie. Translated by Konrad Bieber with the assistance of Betsy Wing. Introduction by Margaret Collins Weitz. OUTWITTING THE GESTAPO.
University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, 1993, book club edition. 
235 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. "Lucie Aubrac was a young woman of Catholic and peasant background, teaching history in a Lyon's girls' school and newly married to Raymond, a Jewish engineer, when World War II broke out and divided France. Lucie and Raymond, living in the Vichy zone, soon joined the resistance movement that formed in opposition to the Nazis and their collaborators. 'We had the incredible good fortune', writes Lucie Aubrac, 'to l i v e a s ourselves - we did not have to adopt false identities or go into hiding - until the spring of 1943'. (This) is her harrowing account of the months of her most audacious participation in the Resistance: the months when, pregnant with her s ec on d c hi l d, she planned and took part in raids to free captive comrades - including her own husband, under Nazi death sentence - from the prisons of Klaus Barbie, the infamous 'Butcher of Lyon'." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spin e, tin y s pe ck on re ar board. Dust jacket has one tiny edge tear, light wear and wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, scattered tiny scuff marks, very light rubbing. Very Good/Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
HOW TO PAINT TROPICALS.  FISH-CARVING BASICS - VOLUME FOUR., Badger, Curtis J. (Margaret Streams; Rick Roth; Bob Swain; Clark Schreibeis.)
12 Badger, Curtis J. (Margaret Streams; Rick Roth; Bob Swain; Clark Schreibeis.) HOW TO PAINT TROPICALS. FISH-CARVING BASICS - VOLUME FOUR.
Stackpole, Mechanicsburg, PA, 1996. 
85 pp, 9 1/8" H, soft cover. ISBN 0811727602 Profusely illustrated with color photographs. "(This book) uses step-by-step color photos and informative text to demonstrate how four experts paint and finish carvings of the colorful species. Margar et Streams paints a queen angelfish and a long-nosed butterfly fish using a variety of techniques, including dry brushing and washing. She also carves fins for a veil-tailed goldfish. Rick Roth uses an airbrush to paint a vivid French angelfish . Bob Swain carves and paints a school of folk art cherubfish and suggests a number of innovative weathering techniques to finish the piece. Clark Schreibeis creates a cast of a tinker's butterfly fish to round out this invaluable reference." Int er i or - tiny bump to top/bottom corner of textblock. Exterior - very minor rubbing, small soft curl at corners of front cover. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
MAPLEDURHAM CHURCH AND VILLAGE., Baker, J.H.
13 Baker, J.H. MAPLEDURHAM CHURCH AND VILLAGE.
William Smith, Reading 1970 Reprint Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
47 pp, 8 7/16" H. B&w photographs, maps. Contents: List of Illustrations; Foreword; Prefatory Note; Mapledurham Village; The Two Manors; Mapledurham Church - Position - Exterior - Interior; The Closed Aisle - date of building; Monuments. The Font - Old Brasses formerly in the Church; The Church Windows. Present Day. Original Windows; Records of Two Antiquaries: (1) The Bardolf Aisle. (2) The Chancel and Nave; Additions, Renovations, Restorations; The Bells; The Church Plate; The Church Registers and Records; The Churchyard - New Entrance Gates - Tombs and Tombstones; The Mass Dial; The Vicarage; Alien Priories; Diocese of Lincoln; Mapledurham Church's Connection with Eton College; The Charities - The Almshouses; Mapledurham School; The Parish Hall, Memorial Hall and Playing Fields; The Parish Magazine; The Story of Saint Margaret; List of Vicars of Mapledurham; Supplementary: Variations in Spelling of Place-names; Alexander Pope and the Blount Sisters; Roger Gery, Vicar 1437-1484. Revision of Income and Obligations of Incumbents; Alien Priories; The Private Road; Lord Augustus Fitz-Clarence; An Early Victorian Diary; Mapledurham House. Interior - tiny pin- hole through approx. first 12 p ages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - tiny pin-hole in front cover, tiny closed tear at top of spine, minor browning to cover edges. tiny stain on top of text block. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
RIVER OF LIFE., Ballard, Joy Mackinnon.
14 Ballard, Joy Mackinnon. RIVER OF LIFE.
Self-published 1983 4th Printing Stapled in Wraps Very Good - Signed by Author
72 pp, 8 1/2" H. Signed on back of title page: "Joy M. Ballard". "This collection of verses expressing some of my thoughts and feelings, is presented in the hope that it may be of help to someone, by bringing back memories, evoking a smile, lifting a spirit, stimulating positive thinking, or renewing a faith." "Joy Mackinnon Ballard was born in Toronto on April 23, 1922. She was educated at Brank-some Hall School in Toronto, received her B.A. degree from Victoria College, University of Toronto and her M.D. degree from the University of Toronto Medical School." Mother and doctor, "(s)he was diagnosed as having Multiple Sclerosis at the age of 39 and gradually became more physically disabled", but even after additional illnesses forced her to retire, she remained active in community and church groups in Toronto and Haliburton, maintaining the positive attitude and sense of humour demonstrated in her poetry. Interior - staples are rusty, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - three tiny edge tears/creases - archivally taped, tiny scuff on front hinge area and on spine, staples are rusty, scattered tiny light foxing marks on covers - mainly at edges, small faint stain on rear cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE ONTARIO COLLECTION., Bayer, Fern.  Foreword by the Honourable John Aird, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario.  Preface by John White.
15 Bayer, Fern. Foreword by the Honourable John Aird, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario. Preface by John White. THE ONTARIO COLLECTION.
Markham, Ontario Ontario Heritage Foundation / Fitzhenry & Whiteside 1984 0889029792 / 9780889029798 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
388 pp, 11 1/2" H. B&w and colour reproductions. "(T)ells the unique story of over one hundred years of art collecting by successive Ontario governments, revealing for the first time the colourful history of the collection as a whole, as well as providing a complete, annotated catalogue of the more than 1100 works, by 450 artists, that make up Canada's first publicly-funded art collection." Book is clean and bright. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
THE MOST DANGEROUS BOOK:  THE BATTLE FOR JAMES JOYCE'S ULYSSES., Birmingham, Kevin.  (James Joyce.)
16 Birmingham, Kevin. (James Joyce.) THE MOST DANGEROUS BOOK: THE BATTLE FOR JAMES JOYCE'S ULYSSES.
New York Penguin 2014 1594203369 / 9781594203367 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
417 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "For more than a decade, the book that literary critics now consider the most important novel in the English language was illegal to own, sell, advertise or purchase in most of the English-speaking world. James Joyce's big blue book, 'Ulysses', ushered in the modernist era and changed the novel for all time. But the genius of 'Ulysses' was also its danger: it omitted absolutely nothing. All of the minutiae of Leopold Bloom's day, including its unspeakable details, unfold with careful precision in its pages. The New York Society for the Suppression of Vice immediately banned the novel as 'obscene, lewd, and lascivious'. Joyce, along with some of the most important publishers and writers of his era, had to fight for years to win the freedom to publish it. (This book) tells the remarkable story surrounding 'Ulysses', from the first stirrings of Joyce's inspiration in 1904 to its landmark federal obscenity trial in 1933." Several soft wrinkles/indentations on free front endpaper - migrate slightly into two other pages, light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very tiny tear at bottom of spine, minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
Ernest Buckler Remembered., Bissell, Claude.
17 Bissell, Claude. Ernest Buckler Remembered.
Toronto University of Toronto 1989 0802058140 / 9780802058140 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
171 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "Although Bissell focuses on (Ernest) Buckler the man, the book also includes passages of extended critical analysis of Buckler's work. it describes the long apprenticeship of the writer before his sudden emergence as a major figure in 1952 with the publication of 'The Mountain and the Valley'. Bissell shows how a central theme binds together the major books - the memory of a childhood paradisal world that time could never corrupt." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light rubbing, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light wrinkling elsewhere - mainly at top edge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
18 Blanck, Jacob, compiler. BIBLIOGRAPHY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE. VOLUME THREE (3): EDWARD EGGLESTON TO BRET HARTE.
New Haven Yale University Press 1977 0300003129 / 9780300003123 Fourth Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
(xxiv), 482 pp, 10 1/4" H. Black cloth with red title block/gilt lettering and crest on spine. B&w illustrations. Plain brown paper dust jacket with two cut-outs revealing title and volume number. Contents: Authors in Volume Three; Illustrations; Acknowledgements; General References; Principal Periodicals Consulted; Location Symbols; Bibliography of American Literature; Initials, Pseudonyms, and Anonyms. Very light wrinkling at top of spine, light bump at bottom of spine, three very small corner bumps, small tear and tiny chip at bottom edge of first three page leaves - archivally taped. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, a few small & tiny tears archivally taped, a few tiny chips. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
A HISTORY OF ST. MARGARET'S IN THE PINES, WEST HILL AND THE PARISH OF SCARBOROUGH, 1833-1983., Bonis, Robert R.
19 Bonis, Robert R. A HISTORY OF ST. MARGARET'S IN THE PINES, WEST HILL AND THE PARISH OF SCARBOROUGH, 1833-1983.
St. Margaret's Church, West Hill, Ontario, 1983. 
x, 59 pp, small 4to (10 1/4" H), hard cover (dark blue boards with gold lettering on front board) - no dust jacket. Facsimile of author's siganture on title page. B&w photographs. Contents: Foreword; Pioneers of the Parish; Builders of the Parish ; The Rural Parish; The Building of the New St. Margaret's; From Country Parish to Suburban Church; The Church in the new Community; Clergy of the Parish. Large gift inscription on free and tiny faint mark on front endpaper, a few tiny fa i n t t a p e m arks at top/bottom corner of free front endpaper, tiny bump at bottom of spine. Very Good+ 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
20 Brock, George; Lustig, Robert; Marks, Laurence; Parker, Robert; Seale, Patrick. With Maureen McConville. Introduced by John Le Carre. Researched by Paul Lashmar. Edited by Donald Trelford. SIEGE: SIX DAYS AT THE IRANIAN EMBASSY.
Macmillan, London, 1980. 
144 pp, mass market paperback. B&w photographs. ISBN 0333309510 "A Bank Holiday, so everyone was home for the first live political siege to be televized on British soil - a sensitive, deeply patriotic nation deprived of the fun of war and the st atus of a Great Power - A hit team of black-uniformed frogmen roping down the side of an embassy, Action Man personified, stepping off the back of our cereal packets and performing the impossible." From the introduction. Interior - very light b r o w ning to pages, tiny light stain on page 33, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light to moderate edge wear, a few soft creases on covers, very light browning to edges of text block. Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
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