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A LOVER MORE CONDOLING., Clarkson, Adrienne.
1 Clarkson, Adrienne. A LOVER MORE CONDOLING.
McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 1968, first edition. 
158 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. First novel by Ms Clarkson who went on to be a popular Canadian Governor-General. "The problem Sara Rainer has refused to face all her life is that other people maintain she has a problem. Her hu sband died many years ago during the Normandy invasion, and her friends reason it's high time she either married again or, now that she's holidaying in France, took a lover. Poor widow! Her friend Diane, for instance, knows all the ropes a n d w a n t s to help. So does her sister Anne. As for the males, Raoul is out of the question. Henri is old, and cultured. Walker is her brother-in-law. Amory? It never occured to her. Guy? He tries too hard. The list isn't endless. M ea nw hi l e, S ar a Ra iner has to contend with the bewildering social life of Paris and the quiet life at Lormes-Sur-Oise. The Canadian widow, who doesn't feel like a widow, has to get used to visiting sumptuous chateaux and repairing ancient ch urc hes . Th en the re is an amateur production of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' to stage, during which, unexpectedly, the power fails...." Small reaminder stamp on free front endpaper, previous owner's name on front pastedown, light browning to pa ges, bro wn ing to edg es of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket light wear/creases at top/bottom of hinges and flap-folds, tiny chip at bottom of rear hinge, two small foxing marks on inside sur face, ligh t b rown ing at to p o f f laps. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
COCO: THE LIFE AND LOVES OF GABRIELLE CHANEL., Kennett, Frances.
2 Kennett, Frances. COCO: THE LIFE AND LOVES OF GABRIELLE CHANEL.
London Victor Gollancz 1989 0575045957 / 9780575045958 First Edition Very Good Very Good- Natacha Ledwidge. 
160 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). B&w photographs, b&w and colour illustrations. " 'Coco' Chanel changed the way women dressed, brought them a new chic, and liberated them forever. But she paid a tremendous price for her domination of the fashion scene, a reign that lasted six decades. She was driven by her ambition to build an international empire and become a millionairess. Happiness, however, eluded her. The luck that attended her professional career was absent from her private life. The great love of her life died in a car crash. She was wooed by an English Duke, a Russian Prince and by one of the greatest French poets of the age. The man she finally sought to marry dropped dead in front of her. She outlived nearly all her lovers and died alone, feeling a failure. This handsome new biography, lavishly illustrated with specially commissioned paintings and with photographs, tells of her extraordinary life, her tragedies and triumphs, and explains her unique appeal both as a woman and as a great designer." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight fading at edges of boards. Dust jacket has wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light to moderate general rubbing and rub/indent lines - no colour loss, small edge tear with creases - archivally taped, small area of surface paper loss at bottom inside of rear flap-fold. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD: NEXT STOP, TORONTO!, Shadd, Adrienne (Signed); Cooper, Afua; Frost, Karolyn Smardz (Signed).
3 Shadd, Adrienne (Signed); Cooper, Afua; Frost, Karolyn Smardz (Signed). THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD: NEXT STOP, TORONTO!
Toronto Natural Heritage / Dundurn 2005 1554884292 / 9781554884292 Second Edition Near Fine Signed by Authors.
92 pp, 8" H. B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. Signed by two of the authors - Adrienne Shadd and Karolyn Smardz Frost - on title page. "A richly illustrated book, (which) examines the urban connection of the clandestine system of secret routes, safe houses and 'conductors'. Not only does it trace the story of the Underground Railroad itself and how people courageously made the trip north to Canada and freedom, but it explores what happened to them after they arrived. And it does so using never-before-published information on the African-Canadian community of Toronto. Based entirely on new research carried out for the experiential theatre show 'The Underground Railroad: Next Stop, Freedom!' at the Royal Ontario Museum, this volume offers new insights into the rich heritage of the Black people who made Toronto their home before the Civil War. It portrays life in the city during the nineteenth century from the time of slavery, when some of Toronto's white citizens owned slaves, and looks at the world of mid-century Black Torontonians in considerable detail. This exciting new book will be of interest to readers young and old who want to learn more about this unexplored chapter in Toronto's history." Inside - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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