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1 Batten, Jack. THE CLASS OF '75.
Toronto Macmillan Canada 1992 0771591780 / 9780771591785 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
270 pp, 9 1/4" H. "September 1972. University of Toronto Law School. 150 students They came from across Canada - rich kids, middle class kids, and students who worked at night and on weekends to pay their fees. For some, law school was a stepping stone in a carefully thought-out career plan; others were there because they thought they'd give law school a whirl. Twenty percent of the group were women, a peak ratio at the time. They studied together for three years, working hard, being challenged by their teachers, by new ideas, and by each other. Each found a way through the maze of courses, cases, debates and exams. Then they fanned out across the country to careers as diverse as their beginnings. 1991. Judges, corporate lawyers, sole practitioners, tax specialists, labour lawyers, criminal lawyers, parliamentarians - . Jack Batten has found twenty-seven members of the class that graduated in 1975 and interviewed them at length to find out what they've been up to since." Book is clean. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
A WARTIME LOG., Beltrone, Art and Beltrone, Lee.
2 Beltrone, Art and Beltrone, Lee. A WARTIME LOG.
Charlottesville, Virginia Howell 1994 0943231906 / 9780943231907 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Signed by Authors.
208 pp, 9 3/4" H. Signed on front free endpaper: "Art Beltrone / Lee Beltrone". Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour. "With watercolors extracted from food can labels and paint brushes made from their own hair, downed World War II American airmen recreated their recollections of combat and experiences as prisoners of war in blank books provided by the Y.M.C.A. With remarkable ingenuity and creativity, prisoners used their Wartime Logs as a mental escape from the physical confinement of German prison camps. Sketches, illustrations, poetry, diary entries - all were recorded in each prisoner's log book. (This book), printed and bound in roughly the size and format of the originals, features artwork and anecdotes from more than a dozen log books kept by U.S. Army Air Force pilots and crewmen held prisoner in German camps during WWII. Adventure, boredom, laughter, horror, and courage fill these pages. (It) provides a unique look into a chapter of history that should never be forgotten and will inspire us all." Minor lean to spine, slight waviness to top/bottom edges of text block. Dust jacket has some light edge wrinkling, light rubbing on panels, three very small dents on rear hinge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
New York Penguin 2006 1594201080 / 9781594201080 First Edition (remainder mark). Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Signed by Author
278 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). Signed by author on half title page. "It was the emblematic crime of our moment: On a cold November day in Amsterdam, an angry young Muslim man, Mohammed Bouyeri, the son of Moroccan immigrants, shot and killed the celebrated and controversial Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh, great-grandnephew of Vincent and iconic European provocateur, for making a movie with the Dutch politician Ayaan Hirsi Ali that 'insulted the prophet Mohammed'. After Bouyeri shot Van Gogh, he calmly stood over the body and cut his throat with a curved machete, as if performing a ritual sacrifice, which in a very real sense he was. The murder horrified quiet, complacent, prosperous Holland, a country that prides itself on being a bastion of tolerance, and sent shock waves across Europe and around the world. Shortly thereafter, Ian Buruma returned to the country of his childhood to investigate the event and its larger meaning. The result is his masterpiece: a book with the intimacy and narrative brilliance for which Buruma is renowned. (His) entire life's work has led him to this story - the tale of what happens when political Islam collides with the secular West, and tolerance finds its limits." Small remainder mark on bottom of text block, light waviness to edges of text block. Dust jacket has some very minor edge wear/wrinkling. 
Price: 25.00 USD
William Heinemann, London, (1937), Ist edition. 
248 pp, small 8vo, HC (no dust jacket). B&w charts. Contents: The Government of Man; Local Government; Central Government (King; House of Lords; Commons; Cabinet; Laws; The Budget); Justice and Law; The Services (Navy; Army; Air Force; Civil Serv ice; Disarmament); The British Commonwealth of Nations; International Government (incl. League of Nations). Interior - pages browning lightly, two foxing marks on preliminaries. Exterior - light edgewear/rubbing, darkening to textblock t o p . V G - 
Price: 15.00 USD
New York Penguin 2011 159420229X / 9781594202292 4th Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
307 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). "On average, people squander forty days annually compensating for things they've forgotten. Joshua Foer used to be one of those people. But after a year of memory training, he found himself in the finals of the U.S. Memory Championship. Even more important, he found a vital truth we too often forget: In every way that matters, we are the sum of our memories. (This book) draws on cutting-edge research, a surprising cultural history of memory, and venerable tricks of the mentalist's trade to transform our understanding of human remembering. Under the tutelage of top 'mental athletes', Foer learns ancient techniques once employed by Cicero to memorize his speeches and by medieval scholars to memorize entire books. Using methods that have been largely forgotten, he discovers that we can all dramatically improve our memories." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor wear and tiny tear at top of front flap-fold. 
Price: 15.00 USD
THE WORST OF TIME, THE BEST OF TIMES., Gutkin, Harry.  With Mildred Gutkin.
6 Gutkin, Harry. With Mildred Gutkin. THE WORST OF TIME, THE BEST OF TIMES.
Markham, Ontario Fitzhenry & Whiteside 1987 0889027307 / 9780889027305 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
278 pp, 9 1/4" H. "Among the people who have achieved eminence on the contemporary scene, in the arts, in the professions, in public service, in education, an unexpectedly large number (come from) Winnipeg, the North End. This book began as an inquiry into the forces that led to so rich a harvest of talent from one small section of an ordinary city on the edge of the Canadian prairie. In a series of eighteen reminiscences by former North-Enders, it attempts to reconstruct the quality of life in that polyglot community in the years immediately before and after World War II, and from the point of view of one distinctive ethnic group, the children of Jewish immigrants. Jews constituted only a small proportion of the North End's ethnic mix, but as a group they quickly reached a remarkable level of acculturation and achievement, setting the tone and pace for the entire enclave." Includes: Monty Hall, Allan Blye, Leo Yaffe, Maurice Victor, Samuel Freedman, Maxwell Cohen, David Orlikov, Sylvia Ostry, Bernard Ostry, Meyer Brownstone, Frank Shefrin, Shlomo Ben Adam, Isaac Horowitz, Adele Wiseman, Harry Freedman, Miriam Waddington, Jack Ludwig and John Hirsch. Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkle at top of front hinge, soft crease down rear flap. 
Price: 20.00 USD
7 Insler, Michael S., ed. (Michael S. Insler, Jed Rabinovitch, Elisabeth J. Cohen, Paul B. Donzis, Ysolina M. Centifanto-Fitzgerald, Kirk R. Wilhelmus, Robert G. Notz, Thomas J. Spira, Gary N. Holland.) AIDS AND OTHER SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES AND THE EYE.
Grune & Stratton, Orlando, (1987), Ist edition. 
179 pp, large 8vo, hard cover - no dust jacket, as issued. B&w photographs, diagrams, charts, graphs, tables, etc. Contents: Ophthalmia Meonatorum; Inclusion Conjunctivitis; Herpes Simplex Virus; Syphilis; Viral Venereal Warts and Molluscum Contagiosum; The Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome; Ophthalmic Disorders Associated with the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome; Index. "...presents current trends in the diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases that affect the eye. . . " Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor rubbing. VG+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
INFINITE RICHES:  THE ADVENTURES OF A RARE BOOK DEALER., Magee, David.  Introduction by Lawrence Clark Powell.
8 Magee, David. Introduction by Lawrence Clark Powell. INFINITE RICHES: THE ADVENTURES OF A RARE BOOK DEALER.
Toronto Fitzhenry & Whiteside 1973 0839735537 / 9780839735533 First Canadian Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
274 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w illustrations. "Life in the rare book business can be filled with excitement and surprise, as described by David Magee, San Francisco antiquarian bookseller, in this witty and highly civilized account of some of his adventures here and abroad. With lively humor and sophistication, Mr. Magee entertains and enlightens as he tells amusing and suspenseful anecdotes about the people he has encountered, the places he has visited, and the events he has attended in the course of nearly half a century in the rare book trade. (His) vignettes of the many and varied clients, confreres, dear friends and strangers with whom he has dealt are a charming pageant of human beings - sometimes eccentric, amusing or moving - always vivid to the reader." Very small stamp mark (bird) on top of text block, minor wrinkle at top of spine, light toning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has very light edge wear, light browning at inside edges and on flap-folds, one tiny edge tear. 
Price: 30.00 USD
Toronto Modern Canadian Library 1973 0919364233 / 9780919364233 Soft Cover Very Good - 
189 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H) "(A) comprehensive anthology of Canadian literature from its humble pioneer beginnings to the present day. Sometimes serious, often light-hearted, here is a vivid cross-section of Canadian thought and experience. Arranged alphabetically by subject matter, a great variety of subjects - art, customs, politics, money, women, youth, loneliness, work, old age, to mention but a few - are covered. In fact, practically the entire spectrum of human experience is explored." Alphabetical author index. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, soft crease to bottom corner of front cover, very light browning to spine and rear cover, spine flat with one crease. 
Price: 10.00 USD
10 Weaver, Robert, ed. Introd. by Robert Fulford. (Alden Nowlan, Mordecai Richler, Irving Layton, Raymond Souster, Alice Munro, Earle Birney, Miriam Waddington, Leonard Cohen, Eli Mandel, John Glassco, et al.) THE FIRST FIVE YEARS: A SELECTION FROM THE TAMARACK REVIEW.
Oxford University Press, Toronto, 1962, Ist edition. 
360 pp, 8vo, HC in dust jacket. A collection of contributions to The Tamarack Review during its first five years. Includes works by Alden Nowlan, Mordecai Richler, Irving Layton, Raymond Souster, Alice Munro, Earle Birney, Miriam Waddington, Leona rd Cohen, Eli Mandel, John Glassco and others. Gift inscription on free front endpaper, small bookstore label at bottom of front pastedown, faint browning to pages, minor edgewear to boards, light sunning to 1/8th" strip at bottom of sp i n e , s l i g h t darkening to top of textblock. Dust jacket is complete, but worn and rubbed, with tiny chips/closed tears, small stains, small scuffs and darkening - now protected in mylar sleeve. VG-/Fair 
Price: 15.00 USD
ECW'S BIOGRAPHICAL GUIDE TO CANADIAN POETS., Woodcock, George; Cogswell, Fred; Barbour, Douglas; Jewinski, Ed, et al.
11 Woodcock, George; Cogswell, Fred; Barbour, Douglas; Jewinski, Ed, et al. ECW'S BIOGRAPHICAL GUIDE TO CANADIAN POETS.
ECW Press, (Toronto, 1993). 
282 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. B&w portrait sketches by Isaac Bickerstaff. Contents: Charles Heaveysege; Charles Sangster; Charles Mair; Isabella Valancy Crawford; William Wilfred Campbell; Charles G.D. Roberts; Bliss Carman; Archibald Lampman; D uncan Campell Scott; E.J. Pratt; W.W.E. Ross; Raymond Knister; F.R. Scott; Robert Finch; A.J.M. Smith; Earle Birney; Leo Kennedy; Ralph Gustafson; A.M. Klein; Dorothy Livesay; Anne Wilkinson; Irving Layton; P.K. Page; Miriam Waddington; Margaret Avison; Louis Dudek; Al Purdy; Raymond Souster; Eli Mandel; Milton Acorn; James Reaney; Robert Kroetsch; Phyllis Webb; D.G. Jones; Jay Macpherson; Alden Nowlan; Joe Rosenblatt; Leonard Cohen; George Bowering; John Newlove; Margaret A twood; Bill Bissett; Patrick Lane; Dennis Lee; Gwendolyn MacEwen; Daphne Marlatt; Michael Ondaatje; B. P. Nichol. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD

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