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1 Acadien - Short Stories] COMEAU, Germaine NYELA, Desire PATOUMA, Judith Esprit Sain
Universite Sainte-Anne, 2011, ISBN:9782981182715 
[Acadien - Short Stories]. Esprit Sain. [N.pl.]: (Université Sainte-Anne), [n.d. - 2011]. Pp. (2),3-64. Illustrated in colour. Oblong 8vo, illustratedgrey card covers with white titles to front, blank spine. Includes the fol lowing stories: Germaine Comeau's "Anima Sana", Jocelyne Comeau's "L'espritdans la boîte", Anne LeBlanc's "Purs esprits", Georgette LeBlanc's "Stella Maris", Éric Dow's "Scène d'automne en ville", Albert Dugas'S "La fête des Mères", Désiré Nyela's "L'adieu de l'absent", Judith Patouma's "La douleur de l'âme", Evelyne Roberge-Smith's "Double vie", Lisette Valotaire's "La c olombe", and Jean Wilson's "ispirit". With illustrations by François Gaudet, Dorothy Thibodeau, Christiane Deraspe, Rolande Comeau, Dianne Surette, June Deveau, Sheila LeBlanc Joyce, Nora Robicheau, Colette King, William Thériault, and Claude Chaloux. Very good. 12.50

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2 ADAMS, Alice Return Trips. First British Edition in dustjacket
Heinemann, London, 1986, 
ADAMS, Alice. Return Trips : Stories. London : William Heinemann, (1986). First UK Edition. Pp. (10),[3]-195,(5), 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "With extraordinary perception, grace and wry humour, Alice Adams explores the emotional reality of women's lives today. In stories that move between Mexico, Portugal, Spain, California and the South, her themes are thecomfort of friendship, the loneliness of a failing marriage, and the pain of loss--of love, youth, childhood dreams, the last chance for change." - from the dj. The 15 short stories are: "Alaska" (pp.3-15), "You Are What YouOwn: A Notebook", "Return Trips", "La Señora", "New Best Friends", "Time i n Santa Fe", "A Public Pool", "Waiting for Stella", "Barcelona", "Separate Planes", "Molly's Dog", "Mexican Dust", "Elizabeth", "Sintra", and " My First and Only House." Embossed gold sticker on flyleaf, some toning to pages,else very good in dustjacket. 20.00

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3 ADAMS, Alice Return Trips. First Edition in dustjacket
Knopf, New York, 1985, 
ADAMS, Alice. Return Trips. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1985. First Edition. Pp (12),[3]-195,(3). 8vo, grey cloth spine, grey boards, gilt lettering to spine, untrimmed fore-edge. fifteen stories is about "people travelling -in search of fresh experience, the inspirations of art, the pleasures of n ew relationships.people opening up to the accidental magic of a foreign place, or returning to scenes of childhood to forgive the past." The 15 short stories are: "Alaska" (pp.3-15), "You Are What You Own: A Notebook", "Return Trips", "La Señora", "New Best Friends", "Time in Santa Fe", "A Public Pool", "Waiting for Stella", "Barcelona", "Separate Planes", "Molly's Dog", "Mexican Dust", "Elizabeth", "Sintra", and " My First and Only House." Very good to fine in unclipped dustjacket. 30.00

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4 ADAMS, Richard Gilbert, Yvonne Campbell, Jennifer Unbroken Web. First American Edition in dustjacket
Crown, 1980, 
ADAMS, Richard. The Unbroken Web : Stories and Fables. Colour plates by Yvonne Gilbert. Black and white drawings by Jennifer Campbell. N.Y.: Crown Publishers, (1980). This is the US edition of The Iron Wolf and Other Stories.Fine in price-clipped dj. 25.00

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5 ADAMS, W. H. Davenport BARNABY, N. (appendix) Famous Ships of the British Navy; or, Stories of Enterprise and Daring collected from Our Naval Chronicles
James Hogg and Sons, 1863, 
ADAMS, W. H. Davenport. Famous Ships of the British Navy; or, Stories of Enterprise and Daring collected from Our Naval Chronicles. With numerous illustrations and diagrams; and an Appendix on Iron-Clad Ships by N. Barnaby. L: James Hogg and Sons, 1863. Pp. (6), [vii]-xiv, [1], 16-316, (4). With [7]pp. of plates. Frontis with tissue guard. Small 8vo, blue cloth, gilt bord ers and cameo portrait of Nelson to the front, gilt titles and embellishments to spine. Short histories of several of the Royal Navy's most famous sailing ships and the gallant captains that sailed aboard them. Includes the "Mary Rose", Sir Francis Drake and the "Golden Hind", Admiral Robert Blake and his flag-ships the "Triumph", the "Swiftsure" and the "St. George", the "Royal Charles", the "Centurion", William Bligh and the "Bounty", the "Arethusa", a French frigate captured in May 1759 and added to the British Navy under the same name, Nelson's "Victory, and the story of the shipwreck of the "Alceste". Ex-libris Pullen. Binding cracked in several places, spine slightly sunned, with some wear to the head and tail, corners bumped, the occasional foxed spot here and there, inked presentation inscription to the front paste-down, else a very good copy. 125.00

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Help Me, Jacques Cousteau.  pbk., ADAMSON, Gil
6 ADAMSON, Gil Help Me, Jacques Cousteau. pbk.
Porcupine's Quill, Erin, ON, 1995, ISBN:0889841616 1995 0889841616 / 9780889841611 
ADAMSON, Gil. Help Me, Jacques Cousteau. (Erin, ON) : The Porcupine's Quill, (1995). First Edition. Pp. [1]-149,(3). Illustrated. Tall 8vo, illustrated grey card covers.

A collection of inter-related short stories by the Canadian author (b. 1961).

Very good. 12.00


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7 AINSWORTH, W. Harrison. Legend of the Devil's Dyke.
Mossant, Vallon & Co., 1925, 
AINSWORTH, W. Harrison. The Legend of the Devil's Dyke. N.pl.: Issued by Mossant, Vallon & Co., n.d. [ca 1920s?]. Pp (36). 8vo, white embossed stitched card covers, red lettering to front cover. A short story by W. Harrison Ainsworth, a gift book by Mossant, Vallon & Co. William Harrison Ainsworth (1805-1882) was an English historical novelist born in Manchester. Spine andmargins browned, edges nicked, else very good. 20.00

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8 AINSWORTH, William Harrison. CRUIKSHANK, George Tower of London : A Historical Romance. Fifth Edition.
Henry G. Bohn, London, 1844, 
AINSWORTH, William Harrison. The Tower of London : A Historical Romance. Illustrated by George Cruikshank. London: Henry G. Bohn, York Street, Covent Garden, MDCCCXLIV [1844]. Fifth Edition. Pp. (6),[iii]-xvi,[1]-439,(5), frontispiece, + 39 leaves of plates. With several wood engravings to text. 8vo, rebound in half red morocco, with red cloth boards, marbled endpapers, gilt tooling to front board, gilt decoration, five raised bands, and gilt lettering to spine, top edge gilt. A historical novel following the life of Lady Jane Grey. Short split to head of front outer hinge, small chip to head of spine, bookplate to front pastedown, gift inscription, else very good. 150.00

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9 AINSWORTH, William Harrison. FRANKLIN, John. BROWNE, Hablot Knight. PHIZ] Old Saint Paul's : A Tale of the Plague and the Fire
Parry, Blenkarn, & Co., London, 1847, 
AINSWORTH, William Harrison. Old Saint Paul's : A Tale of the Plague and the Fire. With illustrations by John Franklin and H.K. Browne [Phiz]. London:Parry, Blenkarn & Co., Leadenhall Street, 1847. A New Edition. Pp. (10),[1 ]-x,(2),[1]-434,(4), frontispiece, illustrated title page, with original red cloth boards and spine sewn into the binding, + 19 leaves of plates. 8vo,rebound in half red morocco, with marbled boards, marbled cloth-covered en dpapers, gilt tooled bands to front board, gilt decoration, five raised bands, and gilt lettering to spine, top edge gilt. Some wear to outer hinges, light darkening to leather fore-corners of boards, bookplate to front pastedown, else a very good, bright, smart copy. 250.00

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10 AINSWORTH, William Harrison. JOHANNOT, Tony. CRUIKSHANK, George. DELAMOTTE, W. Alfred. Windsor Castle : An Historical Romance. First Illustrated Edition.
Henry Colburn, Publisher, London, 1843, 
AINSWORTH, William Harrison. Windsor Castle : An Historical Romance. Illustrated by George Cruikshank and Tony Johannot. With designs on wood, by W. Alfred Delamotte. London: Henry Colburn, Publisher, MDCCCXLIII [1843]. FirstIllustrated Edition. Pp. (8),[iii]-x,(2),[1]-324,(4), frontispiece, + 18 l eaves of plates, illustrated title page, with original red cloth boards andspine sewn into the binding. With several wood engravings to text. 8vo, re bound in half red morocco, with marbled boards, marbled cloth-covered endpapers, gilt tooled bands to front board, gilt decoration, five raised bands,and gilt lettering to spine, top edge gilt. A historical novel documenting the rise and fall of Henry VIII's infatuation with Anne Boleyn. Some wear to outer hinges, light brown toning to the edges of some plates, bookplate to front pastedown, else a very good, bright, smart copy. 250.00

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11 AKUTAGAWA, Ryunosuke. Eridanos Library, 2). BORGES, Jorge Luis, foreword. KOJIMA, Takashi, trans. Hell Screen / Cogwheels / A Fool's Life. Paperback Edition.
Eridanos Press, Hygiene, CO, 1988, ISBN:0941419037 
AKUTAGAWA, Ryunosuke. Hell Screen / Cogwheels / A Fool's Life. With a foreword by Jorge Luis Borges. [Introduction by Kayuza Sakai. Introductory note translated by Eliot Weinberger. "Hell Screen" translated by Takashi Kojima."Cogwheels" translated by Cid Corman and Susumu Kamaike. "A Fool's Life" t ranslated by Will Petersen. "A Note to a Certain Friend" translated by Beongcheon Yu.]. (Hygiene, CO): Eridanos Press, (1988). Pp. (10),xi-xx,(2),3-145,(3). 8vo, illustrated grey card covers with black and white lettering to front cover and spine, French flaps. Volume 2 in The Eridanos Library. "Thethree works presented in this volume are among the most signification expe riments in Japanese modern fiction. They combine the technioques of the novella, the diary and the impressionistic prose poem. In 'Hell Screen' we aregiven the Faustian tale of a court artist in feudal Japan who sells his so ul to complete a flawless rendering of Hell -- at the cost of his daughter's life and subsequently his own. 'Cogwheels', apparently completed on the very day Akutagawa committed suicide, is a diary in which the artist struggles with the fear of losing his mind. Fantasy has now become indistringuishable from reality as Akutagawa's magination loses control and the icily transparent figures of obsession spin through his mind like whirling cogwheels.'A Fool's Life' consists of poetic, exquisitely crafted jottings dealing w ith events of daily life: quotidian anxieties emerge in grotesque or distorted forms, mingled with elements of pure fiction, references to beloved authors and books, moral and philosophical reflections, parables and metaphors." - from the front flap. Very good. Ex-libris R.J. MacSween, with his nameinked to the flyleaf. 20.00

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12 ALCOTT, Louisa May Work : A Story of Experience; and Beginning Again. ex-lib.
Sampson Low, Marston & Co., London, 1905, 
ALCOTT, Louisa May. Work : A Story of Experience; and Beginning Again . TwoParts Complete in One Edition. London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co., 1905. N ew and Cheaper Edition. Pp. (4),1-226. Illustrated with textual vignettes. 8vo, red cloth with white decoration to front and spine, gilt lettering to front and spine. Ex-library (spine sticker, stamps), faint soiled spots to boards, spine roll, some foxing to initial and final leaves, else vg. Relatively uncommon. 60.00

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13 ALDISS, Brian Forgotten Life. First Edition in dustjacket
Victor Gollancz Ltd, London, 1988, ISBN:0575043695 
ALDISS, Brian. Forgotten Life. London : Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1988. First Edfition. Pp (10),11-284. 8vo, green cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Brian Wilson Aldiss, OBE (b. 18 August 1925 – d.19 August 2017) was an English writer and anthologies editor, best known for science fiction novels and short stories. Greatly influenced by science fiction pioneer H. G. Wells, Aldiss was a vice-president of the international H. G. Wells Society. "Spanning fifty years and three continents - from pre-war Suffolk, to the Far East in the 1940's, to Oxford and America in the present day - Forgotten Life is a novel of immense scope, encompassing comedy and tragedy, joy and grief, as its three main characters try to work out the most difficult problem of all - the meaning of their own lives. Clement Winter is an analyst and Oxford don; his wife, Sheila, is the author of the bestselling Kerinth fantasy novels.His older brother Joseph has died recently, leaving behind an assortmentof letters and papers, through which Clement tries to make sense of Joseph 's life. Born in the 1920's in a small Suffolk town and haunted from his childhood by his mother's apparent rejection of him, Joseph seizes eagerly onthe war as a means of escape, serving with the Forgotten Army in Burma and , after the Japanese surrender, in Sumatra.His later life is footloose and dissatisfied. Clement and Sheila's lives, by contrast, seem calm and prosperous.But even as he tries to assimilate and understand his dead brother's life, unexpected upheavals bring forcibly to Clement's attention how little he understands his own. This major contemporary novel is the most profound and extraordinary work yet from the prolific and inventive Brian Aldiss." (from the dj). Very good in unclipped dustjacket. 25.00

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14 ALUNIK, Ishmael Call Me Ishmael : Memories of Ishmael Alunik, Inuvialuk Elder
Kolausok Ugblaaq Enterprises, Inuvik, NWT , 1998, ISBN:096845710X 
ALUNIK, Ishmael. Call Me Ishmael : Memories of Ishmael Alunik, Inuvialuk Elder. Inuvik, Northwest Territories, : Kolausok Ugblaaq Enterprises, 1998. First Printing. Pp (3),4-99,(1). Illustrated 8vo, white & grey cardcovers. Cover subtitle : Memories of an Inuvialuk Elder. Contents : Introduction : Inuvialuit: A Brief History (pp.4-22) by Uluksuk. Our Name is Inuit; How Tulugak Stole the Sun; Tulugak and His Cousin; The Way Inupiat Lived Before White Men Came to the Arctic; The Story of the Flood; The Legend of Super Little Man; Short, True Stories told by Inupiat and Inuvialuit; A Story of a Caribou Hunt; Make Bows, Arrows and Fire; How limit make Umiaks and Kayaks; Fishing and Hunting on Lakes, Rivers and the Ocean Shore; Caribou-Horn Bows; How William Kuptana hunted Polar Bears; How to Snare Rabbits, Ptarmigan and Moose; Inuit Houses; Caribou Used for Many Things; Boots from Caribou Legs and Seal Skins; Indian & Inuvialuit Confrontations; Navigating by Stars,Moon and Snowdrifts; Ishmael, Yesterday and Today. Very good. 40.00

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Newfoundland and the Cod Fish, Anonymous Juvenile Instructor
15 Anonymous Juvenile Instructor Newfoundland and the Cod Fish
Juvenile Instructor, Salt Lake City, Utah , 1875, 
(Anonymous). “Newfoundland and the Cod Fish.” An article in The Juvenile Instructor, Vol. 10, No.14, Salt Lake City, July 10, 1875, pp. [157]-159, including one illustration, "Gutting and Cleaning". (Salt Lake City, Utah : The Juvenile Instructor, 1875). Pp [157]-168. Illustrated. 4to, self-wraps. The first part of an article on Newfoundland's cod fishery (to be continued in a later issue). Many other articles (usually in parts) including on the Sandwich Islands, Stories About Utah, Birds (Penguin, Petrel), Scenes in Congress, Ostrich Riding, Ancient Ruins of Old America, etc. Tear to bottom corner, along with other short tears to edges, corner and central creases, name, else good to very good. 25.00

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16 Anthology - Juvenile - United Kingdom] Bunch of Children's Stories. in dj.
Blackie and Son Limited, London and Glasgow, 0, 
[Anthology - Juvenile - United Kingdom]. A Bunch of Children's Stories . London and Glasgow: Blackie and Son, Limited, [n.d. - ca. 1930s]. Pp. [120], + 3 colour plates and colour frontispiece. Includes textual illustrations. 4to, vividly illustrated paper covered boards with red spine, in like jacket. A collection of short tales and poems for younger readers. The cover illustration depicts two children and a dog rooting through a green chest, while another younger sibling holds a stack of books. Edgeworn with browned leaves, else vg in rubbed, browned, creased, spine-chipped dj. 30.00

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17 ANTHONY, Michael FOON, Pat Chu Folk Tales and Fantasies
Columbus Publishers, Port of Spain, 1976, ISBN:0856430196 
ANTHONY, Michael. Folk Tales and Fantasies. [Illustrated by Pat Chu Foon]. (Port of Spain): Columbus Publishers, (1976). First Printing. Pp. (4),v-vi,1-65,(1). Illustrated. 8vo, decorated purple card covers with blank yellow spine. "The nine stories in this book attempt to give the flavour of the folk tales of Trinidad. However, they are all original stories." - from Anthony's preface. Includes: "The Tug of War", "One Pitch-black night", "How Mrs. Feathery solved her problem", "The Dog that came to the city", "In the bushes near the school", "The night of Papa Bois", "The Dancing Lady", "The Spell of the Shango", and "The Silk Cotton trees of Sangre Grande". Very good. 20.00

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18 ARCHIBALD, Samuel. WINKLER, Donald, trans. Biblioasis International Translation series. Arvida. Stories. Signed Paperback.
Biblioasis, Windsor, Ontario, 2015, ISBN:9781771960427 
ARCHIBALD, Samuel. Arvida. Stories. Translated from the French by Donald Winkler. Windsor, Ontario : Biblioasis, (2015). Second Printing. Pp. (8),9-213,(3). 8vo, art-illustrated black card covers with grey lettering to front cover and spine. A volume in the Biblioasis International Translation series. General editor: Stephen Henighan. Shortlisted for the 2015 Scotiabank Giller Prize. "Like a Proust-obsessed Cormac McCarthy, Samuel Archibald's portrait of his hometown is filled with innocent children and wild beasts, attempted murder and ritual mutilation, haunted houses and road trips to nowhere, bad men and mysterious women. Gothic, fantastical, and incandescent, filled with stories of everyday wonder and terror, longing and love, 'Arvida'explores the line which separates memory from story, and heralds the arriv al of an important new voice." - from the rear cover. Includes the following stories: "My Father and Proust [Arvida I]", "Antigonish", "Cryptozoology", "In the Midst of the Spiders", "America", "In the Fields of the Lord [Blood Sisters I]", "A Mirror in the Mirror", "The Animal [Blood Sisters II]", "Jigai", "Paris in the Rain [Blood Sisters III]", "The Centre of Leisure and Forgetfulness [Arvida II]", "The Last-Born", "House-Bound", and "Madeleines [Arvida III]". Very good. Signed by the author on the half-title page. 20.00

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19 ARTHUR, C.G. Unpublished Works of C.G. Arthur. signed.
The author, 0, 
ARTHUR, C.G. The Unpublished Works of C.G. Arthur . [N.pl.: N.pub., n.d. - 1970s?]. Pp. (5),1-57,(2). Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated stapled grey card covers. A collection of poems and short prose. Spine rubbed, else vg. Signed and inscribed by Arthur on the title page. 15.00

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20 Arts and Letters Competition) DAWE, Tom PORTER, Helen COADY, William E. Winning Entries in the Nfld. 1972 Frecker copy
1972, 
(Arts and Letters Competition). Winning Entries In The Newfoundland Government Sponsored Competition For The Encouragement of Arts and Letters, Etc., 1972. N.pl.: n.pub., n.d. "Printed at the Office of the Queen's Printer." Pp (10),[1]-59,(3). Illustrated. 8vo, card covers. O'Dea A214. Helen Porter's 30 minute radio play "Bus Ride"; Tom Dawe's poem "The Madonna"; William E. Coady's short story "Monday Mourning"; and Mardi Bastow's poem "Closing the Playground". From the library of G.A. Frecker, with his name on front cover. Very good. NOTE: Due to its small size, shipping costs should be a bitcheaper than quoted 25.00

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