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1 ABBOTT, Stan. HAMMILL, Harry. WILKINSON, Barry. To Kill a Railway. 1st impression, presentation copy ill. card covers
Leading Edge Press and Publishing, 1986, ISBN:0948135018 
ABBOTT, Stan. To Kill a Railway : The run-down of the Settle-Carlisle line; the endeavours of 22,265 people and a dog to prevent its closure and the relevance of it all to transport policy in Britain. Cover graphics by Harry Hammill. Picture by Barry Wilkinson/Picture House. (Hawes, North Yorkshire): Leading Edge Press and Publishing, (1986). First Impression. Pp 161. Illustrated with photos, diagrams, cartoons, and maps to text. 8vo, illustrated card covers with erratum slip laid in. "The Settle to Carlisle railway from its birth has achieved the seemingly impossible - in engineering and scenic terms it is one of Britain's wonders And now, under the threat of death, the line is awakening anew spirit. [...]. The campaign to save the line has reached every part of the Kingdom, and a wide-ranging coalition, bringing together local authorities, consumer groups and political parties, has resulted." -from the foreword. Presentation copy signed by the author. Covers rubbed, lovingly thumbed, ow vg. 25.00

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2 ABKHAZI, Peggy JACKMAN, S.W., ed. and intro. Curious Cage : A Shanghai Journal, 1941-1945. signed pbk.
Sono Nis Press, Victoria, BC, 1981, ISBN:0919462898 
ABKHAZI, Peggy. A Curious Cage : A Shanghai Journal, 1941-1945 . Edited with an introduction by S.W. Jackman. Victoria, BC: Sono Nis Press, 1981. Pp. (8),9-143,(1), + 8 p. of black and white plates. Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated white card covers. The author's journal of her time spent in a Japanese-controlled internment camp for "Enemy Subjects" in Shanghai during the Second World War. Brown spotting to covers, tail of spine nicked, else vg. Signed and inscribed yb the author on the first leaf. 30.00

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3 ABLOW, Keith Psychopath. 1st US in dj. signed
St. Martin's Press, New York, 2003, 
ABLOW, Keith. Psychopath. N.Y.: St. Martin's Press, (July 2003). First Printing. Pp 323. 8vo, black cloth. Vg-fine in dj. Signed by the author. 25.00

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4 ABRAHAM, Dorothy Lone Cove : A Journal of Life on the West Coast of Vancouver Island, B.C. Fifth Edition. signed by author
The author, Vancouver, 1961, 
ABRAHAM, Dorothy. Lone Cove : A Journal of Life on the West Coast of Vancouver Island, B.C. Fifth Edition. (Vancouver : The author), 1961. Pp (12),9-193,(1). Illustrated. Maps. 8vo, illustrated yellow card covers, spine blank. Contents : 1. Leaving England. 2. Across Canada. 3. Vargas Island. 4. My First Christmas in Canada. 5. We Move. 6. The Beaches. 7. I Go Farming. 8. Day by Day. 9. The Church. 10. I Visit a Lighthouse. 11. A Visit to KennedyLake. 12. I Find a Murdered Man. 13. Interesting Characters. 14. A Cyclone and Bush Fire. 15. Girl Guides, Tennis Club, etc. 16. Adventures and a Rat tlesnake. 17. Nootka and Indians. 18. Goodbye to Tofino. 19. West Coast Trip. 20. Conclusion. There is mention of their arrival in Halifax and the reception of returning Nova Scotia troops (p. 11); and also numerous photographs of West Coast ships. The Foreword, Introduction and Vancouver Island mapare repeated. Lightly rubbed, else very good. Signed without inscription b y the author. 25.00

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5 ACCAME, Franco TAVIANI, P. Emilio (intro) MARCIANTE, Enzo Silk Handkerchiefs and Other 99 Illustrated Recipes of Mediterranean Dishes. signed
De Ferrari, 1990, 
ACCAME, Franco. Silk Handkerchiefs and Other 99 Illustrated Recipes of Mediterranean Dishes. Illustrated by Enzo Marciante. Introduction by P. Emilio Taviani. Genoa: De Ferrari, (1990). Pp. 215. large 8vo, white ill. card covers. Slight browning to spine, covers lightly rubbed, else vg. Signed gift inscription fromChef Giampaolo Bellani to ffep. 40.00

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6 ACHESON, T.W Saint John : The Making of a Colonial Urban Community. First Edition in dustjacket, signed.
University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1985, ISBN:0802025862 
ACHESON, T.W. Saint John : The Making of a Colonial Urban Community. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, (1985). First Printing. Pp (14),[3]-314,(2). 8vo, white cloth with red lettering to spine. "Saint John, New Brunswick,was a small, stagnant mercantile town in 1800. Its character was set by it s British garrison, a fwe prominent Loyalist officials, and a small merchant elite. But that character changed quickly and dramatically in the first half of the nineteenth century.." - from the dj. Contents: 1. The Urban Economy; 2. The Common Council; 3. The Merchant and the Social Order; 4. Bone and Sinew: The Artisans and the Social Order; 5. Irishmen and Bluenoses; 6. The Evangelical Movement; 7. Temperance; 8. Education; 9. Anatomy and Political Reform; 10. Private Capital and Public Resources; 11. Policing the City; 12. The People of a Loyalist City. Vg in dj. Signed without inscription by Acheson on the title page. 25.00

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7 ACORN, Milton Island Means Minago. First Edition, paperback, Signed
NC Press, Toronto, 1975, ISBN:091960031x 
ACORN, Milton. The Island Means Minago. [Cover adds: "Poems from Prince Edward Island"]. Toronto : NC Press, 1975. Pp. (8),9-122,(6). 8vo, illustratedorange card covers. Milton James Rhode Acorn (b. March 30, 1923, Charlotte town, Prince Edward Island. – d. August 20, 1986, Charlottetown), nicknamedThe People's Poet by his peers, was a Canadian poet, writer, and playwrigh t. Includes the following poems: "The Island Means Minago", "The Island", "I Milton Acorn", "To Write a Love Poem", "Lea Side in a Gale", "Offshore Breeze", "Rent Collection", "To Write a Poem of Walter Patterson", "I Wish toWrite an Assinine Mock-Ode", "The Execution of William Able, Rent Collecto r, by a Farmer Named Pierce", "William Cooper", "Hypothetical Meeting Between William Cooper and William Lyon Mackenzie", "William Lyon Mackenzie", "1837-39", "John Dhru MacIntosh Stands Up in Church", "You Growing", "GrowingOn", "A Shard of Steel", "The Schooner", "Dragging for Traps", "The Squall ", "That Corrugated Look to Water", "Whale Poem", "The Figure in the Landscape", "Winter Sunrise", "January Sparrow", "Charlottetown Harbour", "Old Property", "Bump, Bump, Bump Little Heart", "A Hard Knot", "When My Lover Looks at Me", "The Wind Rustles the Forest", "The Red Rooster", "Whatever Happened to Princetown", "The Trout Pond", "Hummingbird", "Scene from the Road to Charlottetown", "George Coles", "Incident from the Land Struggle", "I Worry", "Death Walks on Petty Feet", "Interpretation of a Cannon", "The Bronze Piper", "Hundred Proof Earth", "Belle", "Islanders", "Callum", "The Houseis Gone", "The Ballad of the Pink-Brown Fence", "Daddy", "Poem", "Ham and One", "My Soul's a Wolverine", "Already it Seems You Haunt This Cottage", "I Wanted to Love You", "Sometimes I Nibble My Heel", "Islanders Are...", "The Newfie Bullet", "The Fighting Cape Bretoners", "Jim", "Tom Thomson's Photo", "Rose in Absence", "The Lead War", "Ojibway Louis Cameron Speaks in Toronto", "Boundless Alcoholics of the Boundless West", "Joe Euston", "Passing Monument", "Hotel Fire", "Mister Trotsky", "We Carried Him...", "and "If You're Stronghearted". Light wear to spine ends, else very good. Signed anddated (without inscription) by Acorn on the half-title leaf. 50.00

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8 ACORN, Milton Jackpine Sonnets. First Edition, Paperback, Signed
Steel Rail Educational Publishing, 1977, ISBN:088791005x 
ACORN, Milton. Jackpine Sonnets. Toronto : Steel Rail Educational Publishing, 1977. First Edition. Pp. 109. 8vo, green illustrated card covers, white titles to front and spine. Milton James Rhode Acorn (b. March 30, 1923, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. – d. August 20, 1986, Charlottetown), nicknamed The People's Poet by his peers, was a Canadian poet, writer, and playwright. Includes : "By Still More Stubborn Stars" (for Kenneth Leslie); "The Montreal Fan", "The Canadian Bank Loan to Chile", "Drunk Thoughts of Bethune", "The Craft of Poetry's the Art of War", "The Fascists are Coming! The Fascists are Coming!", "The Man From Headless Valley", "At Levis Where the Current Meets the Tide" and many more. Light wear to spine ends, crease to front upper corner, else very good. Author's signed inscription on the half-title. NOTE: Due to its small size, shipping costs should be cheaper than quoted. 45.00

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9 ACORN, Milton More Poems for People. First Edition, Paperback, Signed
ACORN, Milton. More Poems for People. Toronto : NC Press, 1972. 8vo, cardcovers. Milton James Rhode Acorn (b. March 30, 1923, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. – d. August 20, 1986, Charlottetown), nicknamed The People's Poet by his peers, was a Canadian poet, writer, and playwright. Lightly rubbed, else very good. Signed by Acorn in 1973. 35.00

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10 ACORN, Milton and James DEAHL DEAHL, James MEKLER, Gilda Stand of Jackpine : Two Dozen Canadian Sonnets. signed by Deahl and Mekler
ACORN, Milton and James DEAHL. A Stand of Jackpine : Two Dozen Canadian Sonnets. Art by Gilda Mekler. Tor.: Unfinished Monuments Press, 1987. Pp 30. 8vo, wraps. Inscribed by James E. Deahl to Canadian poet Fred Cogswell at Acorn's Wake, March 22, 1987. Also, signed by Gilda Mekler. Near-fine. 50.00

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11 ACORN, Milton BARKER, Terry. Beyond Bethune : People's Poetry and Milton Acorn's Metaphor for the Canadian Fate.
Synaxis Press, Dewdney, B.C., 2006, ISBN:919672469 
(ACORN, Milton). BARKER, Terry. Beyond Bethune : People's Poetry and MiltonAcorn's Metaphor for the Canadian Fate. Dewdney, B.C.: Synaxis Press, (200 6). Pp (2),[i]-viii,1-174. Illustrated. Index. 8vo, illustrated red and white card covers. “In Beyond Bethune, Terry Barker provides us with an insightful discussion of people's poetry which will be of great interest to literary critics. But students of religion and philosophy also have much to learn from this volume, for it includes a trenchant analysis of gnostic modernity based on the author's careful reading of C.S. Lewis, George Grant and Eric Voegelin.” - Lawrence E. Schmidt, quoted on the back cover. George Parkin Grant (1918-1988) was a Canadian philosopher, teacher and political commentator, whose popular appeal peaked in the late 1960s and 1970s. He is bestknown for his nationalism, political conservatism, comments on technology, pacifism, Christian faith, and conservative views regarding abortion and i s credited as one of Canada's most original thinkers. Grant was a faculty member at Dalhousie University, Halifax, N.S., twice (1947-1960, 1980-1988).Very good, with erratum sheet (page 123)laid in. Signed with inscription b y the author to Mrs. George P. Grant. 35.00

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12 ACORN, Milton). LEMM, Richard LEMM, Richard Milton Acorn : In Love and Anger. First Edition in dustjacket, Signed
Carleton University Press, Ottawa, 1999, 1999 0886293405 / 9780886293406 
(ACORN, Milton). LEMM, Richard. Milton Acorn : In Love and Anger. (Ottawa) : Carleton University Press, (1999). First Edition. Pp (8),[ix]-xiii,(1),[1]-279,(3). Illustrated with 12 b&w photos and a b&w reproduction of Brian Burke's portrait as frontispiece. 8vo (162 x 235 mm), black cloth, gilt lettering to spine.

Milton James Rhode Acorn (b. March 30, 1923, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. – d. August 20, 1986, Charlottetown) a Canadian poet, writer, and playwright.

Richard Lemm (b. September 7, 1946, Seattle, Washington) was living in Charlottetown at the time of publication.

"In the first major biography of Milton Acorn, the voice of one of Canada's leading poets resounds across the years since it was raised, impassioned and protesting, in the 1960s and 1970s. This study traces Acorn's essential patriotism to his roots in Prince Edward Island and shows that family, landscape, and the troubled shades of postcolonial society were continuous spurs to his creative life. Through archival and private sources, many previously untapped, Richard Lemm connects Acorn's self-perpetuated image as a working-class rebel, and his peculiar brand of communism, to his employment history and experience of war. The poet's troubled relationships with family members, his wife - writer Gwendolyn MacEwan - lovers, other writers and friends, and his chronic ill-health are all explored as sources of both personal pain and inspiration. This is a warts-and-all portrait of the only writer ever to be honoured by his peers as 'The People's Poet of Canada'."

""A remarkable achievement. This book not only gives us new insight into Acorn's life, but also into his work. A fine critical biography of one of Canada's great poets." Patrick Lane." - Patrick Lane.

Prologue : Vancouver, 1967;
1. In Love and Anger;
2. Forerunners;
3. I've Tasted My Blood;
4. If You're Stronghearted;
5. On St. Urbain Street;
6. Toronto and Marriage;
7. Another Coast;
8. The People's Poet;
9. The Figure in the Landscape;
10. A Bird in the Builder's Hand.
Epilogue : Dig Up My Heart.

With end-notes, works cited, and index.

Very good in dustjacket. Signed by Lemm. 30.00

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13 ACTON, Jean Dear May : A Conversation That Never Ended. pbk. signed.
Vancouver, 1999, ISBN:0968572308 
ACTON, Jean. Dear May : A Conversation That Never Ended . (Vancouver): [], (1999). Pp. (8),1-139,(5). Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated maroon card covers. A collection of fictional correspondences of two "real" twin women who lived in the Prairies at the turn of the century. Printed in Halifax. Vg. Signed by the author on the title page. 20.00

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14 ADAMS, Frank Dawson History of Christ Church Cathedral, Montreal. in dj. signed
Burton's Limited, 1941, 
ADAMS, Frank Dawson. A History of Christ Church Cathedral, Montreal. Montreal : Burton's Limited, 1941. Pp 226. Illustrated. Index. 8vo, blue cloth. Vg-fine in slightly rubbed and chipped dj (owner's name stamp to front paste down and dj). Signed complimentary copy from the author. 40.00

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Bett and Jim Do the Mediterranean.  signed in dj. , ADAMS, James G
15 ADAMS, James G Bett and Jim Do the Mediterranean. signed in dj.
Dorrance and Co., 1938, 
ADAMS, James G. Bett and Jim Do the Mediterranean. Philadelphia, PA: Dorrance and Co., (1938). Pp 128. 8vo, orange cloth.
A narrative in journal form relating a grand tour of the Mediterranean, from Gibraltar, to Algiers, Cairo, Palestine, Greece, the Adriatic, and Italy.
Owner's inscription, else vg in dj. Signed by author, with publisher's ordering postcard. 70.00

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16 ADAMS, Peter Trent, McGill and the North : A Story of Canada's Growth as a Sovereign Polar Nation
Cover to Cover Publication Services, Peterborough, Ontario, 2007, ISBN:9780978436803 
ADAMS, Peter. Trent, McGill and the North : A Story of Canada's Growth as aSovereign Polar Nation. (Peterborough, Ontario) : Cover to Cover Publicati on Services, (2007). First Edition. Pp (16),17- 221,(3) + 24-page centre section of colour photographs. Double column. 8vo, illustrated cardcovers, with blue spine. Contents : Chapter 1. McGill and Axel Heiberg Island, Nunavut (To M cGill and Axel Heiberg; Axel Heiberg Island and the McGill Expeditions; The Reconnaissance Year, 1959; The Foundation Years, 1960 and 1961; Life and W ork on the Glaciers; Place Names, Personal Life and Budge Crawley). Chapter 2. McGill and Schefferville/Knob Lake, Qu6bec-Labrador (From AxelHeiberg to Schefferville/Knob Lake; Schefferville, the McGill Lab. and the Quebec-Labrador Peninsula; Life and Work at the McGill Lab; The Cycle of L ife at the Lab: Summer, new arrivals, training projects; Fall and w inter, research projects; Social and fam ily; Spring then sum m er again; Studentsand staff, m id-1960s; The M cGill Lab, Som e Comments). Chapter 3. Trent University, the Kawarthas of Ontario, and Qu6bec-Labrador (From McGill to Trent; Trent University, Geography and Northern Studies; W inter and Northern Field W ork at Trent; Trent W inter Field Trips to QuBbec-Labrador; Student Field Research at Trent: The Kawarthas and QuBbec-Labrador; The CanadianExploration Group; Northern Studies in Canada and at Trent. Chapter 4. Tre nt and Axel Heiberg Island, Nunavut (Fritz Muller and Axel Heiberg Island; Return to Axel Heiberg Island; Trent Research on Axel Heiberg). Chapter 5. The Research, Axel Heiberg, Qu6bec-Labrador and the Kawartha Lakes: Trent &McGill (Introduction; The Legacy of Fritz MOller and the McGill Axel Heibe rg Expeditions; Glacier Research, Axel Heiberg Island; Lake Ice and Snow Cover Research, Quebec-Labrador, the Kawarthas and Axel Heiberg; Lake Ice Research; Winter Limnology; Snow Pack Research; Lake and Snow Pack Research onAxel Heiburg Island; McGill's Two Field Stations). Chapter 6. Reflection, Personal, Presumptuous and Political on Canada's Progress as a Sovereign Polar Nation (Personal: Fam ily and University; Presumptuousness?; Political:Experience as the MPP and MP for Peterborough; The Evolution of Canada's C apacity as a Sovereign Polar Nation). Supplemental Endnotes: No. 1 Exploration and Sovereignty of the Queen Elizabeth Islands, Nunavut, formerly the Northwest Territories (NWT) of Canada. No. 2 Examples of McGill's Roles in Arctic Research. No. 3 Summary Evolution of Research in Northern Canada, post-WWII. No. 4 Expedition Design, Management, Logistics, Food and "First Ascents". No. 5 References on the Evolution of Northern Studies in Canada, Including the Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies (ACUNS), the Canadian Polar Commission, the University of the Arctic, and the Northern Scientific Training Program (NSTP). No. 6 The Early Years of Geography At Trent. No. 7 Selected List of Trent Honours and Master's Theses based on Winter Field Work in the Kawarthas, Qu%bec-Labrador, and Axel Heiberg Island. Appendix 1 The Axel Heiberg Island Research Reports. Appendix 2 Members of the McGill Axel Heiberg Expeditions, 1959-1962. Appendix 3 McGill Sub-Arctic Research Papers. Appendix 4 Resident Students and Staff, McGill Sub-Arctic Research Laboratory, 1954-1971. Appendix 5 Selected Publications ofStudents who were Resident at the McGill Sub-Arctic Research Laboratory, 1 963-1966. Appendix 6 Some of the Trent Students and Staff Involved in Winter Field Work out of the McGill Sub-Arctic Research Station, 1970-1993. Appendix 7 Trent Students on Axel Heiberg Island, Nunavut, 1983-. Appendix 8 Samples of Publications by Graduates from Trent's Northern Programs, to Illustrate Development of Career Interests. Appendix 9 A Quarter of a Century ofNorthern Research (The McGill Lab.). Appendix 10 Twenty Years of Geography at Trent. Small stain to bottom edge else very good. Signed, with inscript ion, by Adams. 20.00

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17 ADAMUSZEK, Jerzy Cuba is Not Only Varadero. signed.
Yunia Publications, St. Laurent, QC, 1997, ISBN:0968104401 
ADAMUSZEK, Jerzy. Cuba is Not Only Varadero : Around Cuba by Bicycle. (St. Laurent, QC): Yunia Publications, (1997). Pp. 207 + 16 p. of colour plates. 8vo, illustrated white card covers with black spine. The Polish-born Canadian's travelogue of his cycling trip around Cuba, bypassing much of the traditional tourist trail. Vg. Signed by the author on the ffep. 25.00

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18 ADCOCK, Fleur WHITEHEAD, Gilliam ALBRECHT, Gretchen Hotspur : A Ballad. signed pbk.
Blood Axe Books, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 1986, ISBN:1852240016 
ADCOCK, Fleur. Hotspur : A Ballad by Fleur Adcock, for music by Gillian Whitehead. With monoprints by Gretchen Albrecht. (Newcastle-upon-Tyne): Blood Axe Books, (1986). Pp. (28). Unpaginated. Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated stapled black card covers. Vg. Signed without inscription by Adcock on the title page. 10.00

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19 ADILMAN, Mona Elaine Nighty - Knight. tls
Dollarpoems, 1986, ISBN:0920916406 
ADILMAN, Mona Elaine. Nighty - Knight. (Brandon, MB: Dollarpoems, January, 1986). Pp. 12. 8vo, blue card covers, black titles to front. Typed signed letter from the author to The Globe and Mail, requesting her book be considered for review by the Book Editor. Vg. 12.00

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20 ADLOW, Elijah SHAW, Lemuel. Genius of Lemuel Shaw: Expounder of the Common Law. signed in dj.
Massachusetts Law Quarterly, Official Publication of the Massachusetts Bar Association, 1962, 
ADLOW, Elijah. The Genius of Lemuel Shaw : Expounder of the Common Law. (Boston): Sponsored by The Massachusetts Law Quarterly, Official Publication of the Massachusetts Bar Association, (1962). Pp 388. 8vo, green cloth. Vg in rubbed, nicked dj. Signed with an inscription from Adlow. 30.00

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