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1 ABBEY, Lloyd, and Gail FOX FOX, Gail Flies / Flight of the Pterodactyl
Oberon Press, Ottawa, 1973, ISBN:0887500765 
ABBEY, Lloyd, and Gail FOX. Flies / Flight of the Pterodactyl. [Ottawa] : Oberon Press, (1973). Pp (64). 8vo, black card covers, illustrated and lettered in red. In nthe New Canadian Poets series. Lloyd Abbey was born in London, Ontario, in 1943, and taught for many years as a professor of English literature at the University of British Columbia. He now lives in Vancouver,British Columbia, where he writes full time. Gail Fox is a poet (born at W illimantic, Conn. in 1942) who immigrated to Canada in 1963 and came to public attention in the late 1960s and early 1970s as part of a group of writers centered at Queen's. Some edgewear, old prce sticker, else very good. 15.00

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2 AIDE, William Starting from Porcupine
Oberon Press, 1996, ISBN:0778010473 
AIDE, William. Starting from Porcupine. [N.pl.]: Oberon Press, (1996). Pp. (4),5-121,(7). 8vo, illustrated black card covers with white spine, black titles to spine. "William Aide is widely known as a solo pianist -- Chopin and Liszt are specialties. Here he writes about music and the life that informs it, about family, friends and fellow-musicians, about Alberto Guerrero,Glenn Gould, Margaret Avison, Tomson Highway. He writes too about the love of art and the ravages of depression. He even tells you how to play Respig hi with an empty cigarette package. This is a story told with sensitivity and infectious enthusiasm."- from the rear cover. Very good. 25.00

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3 ALCORN, Douglas SOUSTER, Raymond From Hell to Breakfast. First Edition in dustjacket, double-signed.
Intruder Press, Toronto, 1980, 
ALCORN, Douglas and Raymond SOUSTER. From Hell to Breakfast. (Toronto: Intruder Press, 1980). [Printed by Oberon Press]. First Printing. Pp. (4),5-339,(5), + 12 p. of black and white plates. Illustrated. 8vo, dark grey cloth with gilt titles to spine. "The Second World War is the subject of a large and growing literature. We have heard from he novelists and the newsmen, from the politicians and the generals. This book, however, tells an entirely different story. It tells the story of an ordinary airman, a Canadian who served as a navigator in the RCAF from 1941 until 1945, first in the Boston and then in the famous Mosquito. The narrative is based on personal diariesand is all the more moving for the simple, straightforward manner in which Douglas Alcorn, who flew 51 operations against the enemy and won the DFC, describes the events that helped to decide the outcome of the war. To the military historian, this book will be of unique value ion that it establishes the importance of Intruder operations in the ultimate defeat of the Luftwaffe. To the general reader it will be something more than that: an exciting, highly readable and extremely touching account of what it is like to be young and to live, gaily and with dignity, in the presence of death." - from the dust jacket. Name inked to flyleaf, else very good in chipped dustjacket. Signed without inscription by both Alcorn and Souster on the limitation page(number 97 of 399 signed copies). 45.00

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4 BAILEY, Don If You Hum Me the First Few Bars I Might Remember the Tune. First Paperback.
Oberon, 1973, ISBN:0887500846 
BAILEY, Don. If You Hum Me the First Few Bars I Might Remember the Tune. [Ottawa] : (Oberon Press, 1973). First Printing. Pp. (4),5-154,(6). 8vo, illustrated grey card covers with blue lettering to front cover and spine. Bailey's first collection of "untitled" stories. Spine reads: "Stories by Don Bailey". Name inked to flyleaf, five characters inked inside rear cover, else very good. 15.00

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5 BAILEY, Don Making Up. New Stories. First Paperback.
Oberon, 1981, ISBN:0887503748 
BAILEY, Don. Making Up : New Stories by Don Bailey. [Ottawa] : (Oberon Press, 1981). First Printing. Pp. (4),5-119,(9). 8vo, printed green card coverswith orange lettering to front cover and spine. "'Making Up' is the second book by Don Bailey in as many years. In 'The Sorry Papers', his last, he w as concerned with the loner, the man unable to find peace or security, the stranger. In this new book the perspective is different. The central figurefor the first time encounters an adversary bigger than any man. In this ca se it's incurable cancer. Faced with an intolerable truth, he finds resources within himself he hadn't known he possessed. He builds a new future that, because it is the future, will make up for all that he has lost." -from the rear cover. Includes the following stories: "The Window People", "Dirty Laundry", "Recurrence", "Shared Accommodation", "The Widow's Walk", "The Border Crossing", "After the Events of Caesar", and "Making Up". name to flyleaf, five characters inked inside rear cover, else very good. 12.50

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6 BAILEY, Don Replay. Stories. First Edition, Paperback.
Oberon, 1975, ISBN:0887501737 
BAILEY, Don. Replay : Stories by Don Bailey. [Ottawa] : (Oberon Press, 1975). First Paperback Printing. Pp. (4),5-149,(3). 8vo, illustrated blue card covers with black lettering to front cover and spine. "'Replay' contains some of the best stories from 'If You Hum Me a Few Bars' and 'In the Belly ofthe Whale', both now out of print. For those who missed the earlier books, this is a good way to catch up." - from the rear cover. Bump to bottom rig ht corner, name inked to flyleaf, five characters inked inside rear cover, else very good. Due to its relatively small size, shipping costs should be a bit cheaper than quoted. 15.00

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7 BAILEY, Don Sorry Papers. First Edition, Paperback.
Oberon, Ottawa, 1979, ISBN:0887503225 
BAILEY, Don. The Sorry Papers. [Ottawa] : (Oberon Press, 1979). First Paperback Printing. Pp. (4),5-144. 8vo, ilustrated black card covers, white lettering to front cover and spine. "Don Bailey emerged suddenly five or six years ago as a writer of great directness and power. His stories had to do with the making and unmaking of a criminal. The fact that he had lived the stories himself gave them an irrefutable finality: this was a man who could not be denied. Then for several years he published nothing. Now at last these new stories, their iconic mask so typical of the man: a deepr sense of pain and sorrow, a stronger sense of hope." -from the rear cover. Includes the following stories: "The Sorry Papers", "Ring Around the Rosie", "Eric theRed", "All Sales Final", "The Greta Script", "On Our Way to the Flea-Marke t", "Rain on the Roof", and "Why Do You Lie?". Name to flyleaf, five characters inked inside rear cover, else very good. Due to its relatively small size, shipping costs should be a bit cheaper than quoted. 12.50

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Squatters' Island. in dj , BARCUS, W.D.
8 BARCUS, W.D. Squatters' Island. in dj
Oberon Press, 1986, 
BARCUS, W.D. Squatters' Island. [Ottawa] : (Oberon Press, 1986). Pp (5),6-207,(1). 8vo, grey cloth. Newfoundland section pp.59-99. "W.D. Barcus comes from Guysborough County, Nova Scotia, where fish and pulpwood are plentiful and books hard to come by. In this novel, young Andrew grows up there and to him the sea and the land are the answers to all life's questions. Squatters' Island haunts him and preys on his imagination. But as he grows up he finds that he has a wife to look after and a shop to run. The island becomes a symbol of all we lose by growing up." - r.cover. Vg in dj. 75.00

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9 BARCUS, W.D. Squatters' Island. Pbk
Oberon Press, 1986, ISBN:0887506518 
BARCUS, W.D. Squatters' Island. [Ottawa] : (Oberon Press, 1986). Pp (4),[5]-207,(1). 8vo, black card covers. Newfoundland section pp.59-99. "W.D. Barcus comes from Guysborough County, Nova Scotia, where fish and pulpwood are plentiful and books hard to come by. In this novel, young Andrew grows up there and to him the sea and the land are the answers to all life's questions. Squatters' Island haunts him and preys on his imagination. But as he grows up he finds that he has a wife to look after and a shop to run. The island becomes a symbol of all we lose by growing up." - r.cover. Vg. 20.00

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10 BAUER, Nancy Wise-Ears. pb.
Oberon, 1985, 
BAUER, Nancy. Wise-Ears. [Ottawa]: (Oberon Press, 1985). Pp 165. 8vo, ill. card covers. Rubbed, slight smudging, owner's signature, else vg. 15.00

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11 BAUER, William Family Album. First Edition.
Oberon Press, 1979, 
BAUER, William. A Family Album. [Ottawa]: (Oberon Press, 1979). First Edition. Pp. 150. 8vo, grey ill. card covers, black lettering. Laugher p. 26. William ("Bill") Alfred Bauer (b. May 10, 1932, Portland, Maine - d. June 12,2010, Fredericton, New Brunswick) poet, writer and academic. Spine slightl y faded, front corner bumped, else very good. 15.00

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12 BENOIT, Jacques LOBDELL, David, trans. Princes, The. First edition, softcover
Oberon Press, Ottawa, 1977, ISBN:0887502431 
BENOIT, Jacques. The Princes. Translated by David Lobdell. (Ottawa : OberonPress, 1977). First Edition. Pp (4),5-123,(5). 8vo, illustrated blue card covers. "At 36, Jacques Benoit is one of the most exciting writers in French-Canada today. He won the Prix de la Province de Quebec for his first novel. Les Princes, his fourth and most recent, is typical of his best work, mixing as it does the violence and cruelty of the real world with the fantasies of childhood. David Lobdell is already known for his translations from the work of Marie-Claire Blais. In his unsparing English, the world of The Princes, a world in which dogs eat men as men eat dogs, becomes painfully, unforgetable real." (from the back cover). Penned name to first blank, penned number to inside back cover, else very good. 15.00

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13 BLAIS, Marie-Claire LOBDELL, David (trans.) STRATFORD, Philip (trans.) Pierre
Oberon Press, 1993, 
BLAIS, Marie-Claire. Pierre. Translated by David Lobdell and Philip Stratford. [Ottawa]: (Oberon Press, 1993). Pp. 133. 8vo, white and black illustrated card covers, black titles to spine. Very good. 20.00

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14 BLAIS, Marie-Claire. LOBDELL, David, trans. Fugitive. First thus paperback.
Oberon, 1978, ISBN:0887502849 
BLAIS, Marie-Claire. The Fugitive. Translated by David Lobdell. [N.pl.]: (Oberon Press, 1978). First thus printing. Pp. (4),5-96. 8vo, illustrated black card covers with white lettering to spine. Originally published in French in 1966 under the title "L'insoumise". "In 'The Fugitive' a man and his wife, the man a successful doctor, the woman beautiful and beloved, each live in a private world of failure and disillusionment. Their son, unknown to both, falls in love with a boy his own age, then with a woman older than his mother, finally commits himself to neither and dies an accidental death. In such a world integrity can only be private and personal, success in workor in love a violation of essential truth." - from the rear cover. Name to flyleaf, five characters inked inside rear cover, else very good. Due to i ts small size, shipping costs could be a bit cheaper than quoted. 12.00

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15 BLAISE, Clark and John METCALF (ed.) BEHRENS, Peter GALLANT, Mavis HOLLINGSHEAD, Greg Best Canadian Stories 79. pbk.
Oberon Press, 1979, ISBN:0887503152 
BLAISE, Clark and John METCALF, (eds.). Best Canadian Stories 79. Edited byClark Blaise and John Metcalf. [N.pl.]: (Oberon Press, 1979). Pp. (4), 5-1 39,(5). 8vo, illustrated green card covers. "More than 400 stories were submitted for this edition of Best Canadian Stories. Ten were chosen. The stories range from the naturalism of "Stone-Cutter" through the various forms of modern realism to the deliberate distortions of post-modernism, from the work of a Mike Mason to that of a Mavis Gallant." --From back cover Contents: Peter Behrens's "Outremont", Terence Byrnes's "Getting the Hang of It", Mavis Gallant's "WIth a Capital T" [Grant & Malcolm, Mavis Gallant : An Annotated Bibliography B132], Shirley Mann Gibson's "Stone-Cutter", Greg Hollingshead's "The Story of Alton Finney", Eugene McNamara's "Pushing 50", MikeMason's "The Van", Leon Rooke's "Friendship and Prosperity", Elizabeth Spe ncer's "The Search", and Kent Thompson's "End of an Era". Light edge wear, owners name inked to flyleaf, five characters inked to inside rear cover, else very good. 30.00

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16 BLAISE, Clark and John METCALF (ed.) GALLANT, Mavis MUNRO, Alice VANDERHAEGE, Guy Best Canadian Stories 80. pbk.
Oberon Press, 1980, ISBN:0887503535 
BLAISE, Clark and John METCALF, (eds.). Best Canadian Stories 80. Edited byClark Blaise and John Metcalf. [N.pl.]: (Oberon Press, 1980). Pp. (4), 5-1 93, (1). 8vo, illustrated blue card covers. "Best Canadian Stories is now ten years old. When the series began in 1971, critics told us the story was dead. Now, ten years later, we have a host of imitators and Oberon is busy publishing fiction of all kinds. As markets develop, the forms become more sophisticated, the writers more experienced. The present collection contains familiar names like Mavis Gallant, Alice Munro and Joyce Carol Oates, along with three or four exciting newcomers. Each throws new light on the story form and what can be made of it." -- from back cover. Contents: Martin Avery's "Chinese Gold", Terence Byrnes's "Wintering Over", Barry Dempster's "A Large K in Kill", Mavis Gallant's "Speck's Idea" [Grant & Malcolm, Mavis Gallant : An Annotated Bibliography B136], David Helwig's "Aria da Capo", Alice Munro's "The Stone in the Field" [Thacker, Alice Munro : An Annotated Bibliography B73], Joyce Carol Oates's "The Reliquary", Leon Rooke's "Devious Strangers", Linda Svendsen's "Esso", and Guy Vanderhaege's "What I Learned from Caesar". Slight nicking to spine, slight spine crease, name to front flyleaf, else very good. 20.00

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17 BLAISE, Clark and John METCALF (eds.). GALLANT, Mavis. MUNRO, Alice. VANDERHAEGE, Guy Best Canadian Stories 80. First Hardcover Edition in dustjacket.
Oberon Press, 1980, ISBN:0887503527 
BLAISE, Clark and John METCALF, (eds.). Best Canadian Stories 80. Edited byClark Blaise and John Metcalf. [N.pl.]: (Oberon Press, 1980). First Printi ng. Pp.(2),5-193,(1). 8vo, black cloth with white lettering to spine. "'Best Canadian Stories' is now ten years old. When the series began in 1971, critics told us the story was dead. Now, ten years later, we have a host of imitators and Oberon is busy publishing fiction of all kinds. As markets develop, the forms become more sophisticated, the writers more experienced. The present collection contains familiar names like Mavis Gallant, Alice Munro, and Joyce Carol Oates, along with three or four exciting newcomers. Eachthrows new light on the story form and what can be made of it." - from the dustjacket Contents: Martin Avery's "Chinese Gold", Terence Byrnes's "Wint ering Over", Barry Dempster's "A Large K in Kill", Mavis Gallant's "Speck'sIdea" [Grant & Malcolm, Mavis Gallant : An Annotated Bibliography B136], D avid Helwig's "Aria da Capo", Alice Munro's "The Stone in the Field" [Thacker, Alice Munro : An Annotated Bibliography B73], Joyce Carol Oates's "The Reliquary", Leon Rooke's "Devious Strangers", Linda Svendsen's "Esso", and Guy Vanderhaege's "What I Learned from Caesar". Faint brown toning to bottom edge, else very good in nicked dustjacket. 70.00

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18 BONNIE, Fred Displaced Persons. Stories. Paperback Edition.
Oberon, 1982, ISBN:0887504663 
BONNIE, Fred. Displaced Persons. Stories. [Ottawa]: (Oberon, 1982). First Paperback Printing. Pp. (6),7-133,(3). 8vo, illustrated black card covers with orange lettering to front cover and spine. Bonnie's second collection ofshort stories. "These stories, like those in Fred Bonnie's first book, 'Sq uatter's Rights', are about loners, people who find themselves at odds withthe world around them, strangers, displaced persons. In the earlier storie s it usually turned out that the stranger, the displaced person was right when the world was wrong. Now we're not so sure. But if Bonnie's vision is darker now and less comfortable than in his first book, he's no less convincing. His people are equally real, his style equally compelling. In this newbook the knife may cut somewhat closer to the bone, but Fred Bonnie is sti ll full of grti and good-humour." - from the rear cover. Includes the following stories: "Selling Delphinium", "Nick the Russian", "The Winning Wheel", "Sign Language", "Gone with Wind. Be Back Soon", "The Hunting Season", "All-You-Can-Eat Night", "Number Seven", and "Fifty Winters". Name inked to flyleaf, five characters inked inside rear cover, small bump to head of spine, else very good. Due to its small size, shipping costs should be a bit cheaper than quoted. 14.00

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19 BONNIE, Fred Squatter's Rights. Stories. Paperback Edition.
Oberon, 1979, ISBN:0887503284 
BONNIE, Fred. Squatter's Rights. Stories. [Ottawa]: (Oberon, 1979). First Paperback Printing. Pp. (4),5-129,(1). 8vo, illustrated black card covers with brown lettering to front cover and spine. Bonnie's first collection of short stories. "Fred Bonnie traces his family back to Calixte Bonin, a migrant from Quebec who went to Maine a hundred years ago. Ever since then his family has earned a living in the hard country that lies between Maine on the west and New Brunswick on the east. He himself is the son of an optometrist who, when he had to, would trade a pair of spectacles for a bushel of potatoes. His stories have the humour and grit typical of both the Yankee andthe Maritimer. As a writer, his vision is more serene, less turbulent than Richards', his style less vexed, more transparent than Bauer's. Above all, he is his own man, a man who sees things as they are and, like God, is sat isfied." - from the rear cover. Includes the following stories: "The Ark Rested in the Seventh Month", "The State Meet", "Roland Fogg", "Extreme Unction", "Screwdriver", "Widening the Road", "Blanche Ledet", and "Squatter's Rights". Name inked to flyleaf, five characters inked inside rear cover, else very good. Due to its small size, shipping costs should be a bit cheaper than quoted. 15.00

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20 BONNIE, Fred Wide Load. Paperback Edition.
Oberon, 1987, ISBN:0887506674 
BONNIE, Fred. Wide Load. [Ottawa]: (Oberon, 1987). First Paperback Printing. Pp. (4),5-111,(1). 8vo, illustrsated tan card covers with tan and black lettering to front cover, black lettering to spine. Bonnie's first new collection of short stories in five years. Includes the following stories: "WideLoad, Where Are You?", "Name the General", "In Another Language", "Take A Seat, Not A Solo", "Mistrial", and "The Bulk Tour". Very good. Due to its small size, shipping costs should be a bit cheaper than quoted. 12.5 0

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