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161 BERSIANIK, Louky DENIS, Gerry, trans. HEWITT, Alison, trans. MURRAY, Donna, trans. Euguelionne : A Triptych Novel. First Edition.
Press Porcepic, Victoria and Toronto, 1981, ISBN:088878192x 
BERSIANIK, Louky. The Euguélionne : A Triptych Novel. Translated by Gerry Denis, Alison Hewitt, Donna Murray, and Martha O'Brien. [Introduction by Jennifer Waelti-Walters]. Victoria and Toronto: Press Porcepic, (1981). First English-language printing. Pp. (18),19-347,(1). 8vo, illustrated blue card covers with yellow titles to front and spine. The Montreal-born feminist author's first novel. Bersianik (b. November 14, 1930; d. December 3, 2011). "The Euguélionne arrives from another planet, seeking the male of her species. Her adventures on earth -- fantastic, funny, and only too true-to-life -- soon cause her to question the earth's vision of itself. The Euguélionneis a feminist classic: profound, moving and inspired by a belief in the fu ture." - from the rear cover. Very good. 15.00

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162 BÉRUBÉ, Sophie Trombe Sacrée
Éditions David, 2002, ISBN:2922109798 
BÉRUBÉ, Sophie. La Trombe Sacrée. Poésie. (Ottawa): Les Éditions David, (2002). Pp. 86. Text in French. 8vo, brown ill. card covers, white titles to front and spine, french flaps. A collection of poetry by the Quebec author, now living in Nova Scotia. Vg. 8.00

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163 BESSAI, Diane, and Don KERR (eds.). LILL, Wendy POLLOCK, Sharon GLASS, Joanna M. NeWest Plays by Women : Play Memory [by] Joanna M. Glass; The Occupation ofHeather Rose [by] Wendy Lill; Inside Out [by] Pamela Boyd; Whisky Six Cade nza [by] Sharon Pollock.
NeWest Press, Edmonton , 1987, ISBN:0920897142 
BESSAI, Diane, and Don KERR (eds.). NeWest Plays by Women : Play Memory [by] Joanna M. Glass; The Occupation of Heather Rose [by] Wendy Lill; Inside Out [by] Pamela Boyd; Whisky Six Cadenza [by] Sharon Pollock. Edmonton : NeWest Press, (1987). First Edition. Pp [i]-xvii,(1),[1]-251,(3). 8vo, illustrated blue card covers. Wendy Lill (born 1950) is a Canadian playwright and politician. Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, she moved to Darthmouth, Nova Scotia, in 1987. Very good. 10.00

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164 BEST, Laura Bitter, Sweet. pbk.
Nimbus Publishing, Halifax, 2009, ISBN:9781551097367 
BEST, Laura. Bitter, Sweet. (Halifax) : Nimbus Publishing, (2009). First Edition. Pp (6),1-144,(2). 8vo, illustrated card covers with orange spine. A first novel by Laura Best, a resident of East Dalhousie, Nova Scotia. "Pru Burbidge lives a simple life on the family homestead on Dalhousie Road in 1940s rural Nova Scotia—until her father abandons the family and her mother falls ill. Her life is turned upside-down by these events, and she is forced to take on the role of primary caregiver to her siblings, Jessie, Flora, and Davey. Things go from bad to worse when Pru’s mother dies, leaving Pru and Jessie, her older brother, to care for the family in secret so they arenot separated and sent away to foster homes, or worse—the orphan house. Pr u and Jessie do everything they can to hide the fact that their mother has passed away and keep the family together, but their situation becomes increasingly dire as their money and food supplies begin to run out and their neighbours start getting suspicious. When the situation comes to a head and they are on the verge of being found out, Pru and her siblings must work together to save their family from being torn apart." - from the publisher website. Very good to fine. 7.00

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165 BHATIA, June Latchkey Kid. 1st Cdn in dj
Longman Canada Limited, 1971, 
BHATIA, June. The Latchkey Kid. (Don Mills): Longman Canada Limited, (1971). First Canadian Edition. Pp. 211. 8vo, pink cloth, black titles to spine. Vg in dj (light wear to top edge). 30.00

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166 BILL, Yukon HAYES, Catherine E. (Simpson) Derby Day in the Yukon and other Poems of the "Northland". First Canadian Edition in dustjacket
Musson Book Company Limited, Toronto, 1910, 
BILL, Yukon. Derby Day in the Yukon and other Poems of the "Northland". Toronto : The Musson Book Company Limited, (1910). First Canadian Edition. Pp (6),5-128,(2), frontispiece + 3 plates. 8vo, blue cloth, white lettering tofront board and spine, black and white illustration to front board. Conten ts : Greeting; Derby Day in the Yukon; The Malamute; Red-Jacket; Up AgainstIt; How Slippery Played the Game; Heroes; Lower-Flat Animals; The Trail; T he King of the Klondike; Ghosts; An Angel; Billy Bird's Celebration; Invitation; Jiim; Tale of the Che-cha-ko; St. Boniface Fire Brigade; Windy; My Song. Yukon Bill was the pseudonym of Catherine E. (Simpson) Hayes (1852-1943or 1856-1945), born in Dalhousie, New Brunswick, moved west in 1879. . Wat ters p. 88 (1852-1943), Rhodenizer p. 682 (1856-1945), Laugher p. 238 (1852-1943). Light wear to spine ends and edges, top edge darkened, smudge to fore-edge, else very good in chipped and spotted dustjacket (central tear to rear panel). 140.00

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167 BINGLEY, Lois Derby One Eye in the Darkness. signed pbk.
PublishAmerica, Baltimore, MD, 2004, ISBN:1413716377 
BINGLEY, Lois Derby. One Eye in the Darkness . Baltimore, MD: PublishAmerica, (2004). First Printing. Pp. [1]-252,(4). 8vo, illustrated grey card covers with green lettering to front and spine. A novel by the Prince Edward Island-residing author. Vg. Signed and inscribed by Bingley on the title page. 25.00

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168 BIRD, Will R. Tristram's Salvation. First Edition in dustjacket
Ryerson Press, Toronto, 1957, 
BIRD, Will R. Tristram's Salvation. Toronto : The Ryerson Press, (1957). First Edition. Pp (8),9-254,(2). 8vo, red cloth, black lettering to spine. Watters p.249, Rhodenizer p.767, Laugher p.38. A novel about Yorkshire settlers set in 18th century Nova Scotia. "The arrival in Nova Scotia of a group of settlers from Yorkshire on the eve of the American Revolution is probably one reason why there were thirteen and not fourteen colonies in revolt. The Yorkshiremen stood firm for Britain and the sparks of republican unrest in Nova Scotia sputtered and went out. The Crabtree family was typical of Yorkshiremen. Strong, stubborn people with vast patience that could suddenlyerupt into terrifying rage. And Tristram was a typical Crabtree. Here is a story ot pioneer men and women set down on a frontier in a harsh land. The y had to match their strength to the task of taming it, temper their violence to the violence of its moods. There was no retreat—only victory or disaster. Tristram was the true son of such a race, strong, emotional, and violent in his emotions. Will Bird's Tristram's Salvation set firmly against a factual background brings you the story of a powerful man caught up in a situation he cannot control. It is real and violent and human." (from the dj).Very good in nicked dustjacket. 30.0o

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169 BIRDSELL, Sandra Missing Child, The. 1st n dj.
Lester & Orpen Dennys, Toronto, 1989, 
BIRDSELL, Sandra. The Missing Child. (Tor.) : Lester & Orpen Dennys, (1989). First Edition, Pp 319. 8vo, blue cloth. Vg-fine in dj. 20.00

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170 BIRDSELL, Sandra Night Travellers. card covers.
Turnstone Press, Winnipeg, 1982, ISBN:0888010729 
BIRDSELL, Sandra. Night Travellers. (Winnipeg) : Turnstone Press, 1982. First Edition. Pp (10),[1]-182. 8vo, card covers, white spine. "[...] thirteenstories which weave through the lives of the Lafreniere sisters and their family - 'night travellers' who move through and out of a landscape of small town dreams, memories and desires." - rear cover. Very good. 12.00

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171 BIRDSELL, Sandra Night Travellers. Signed
Turnstone Press, Winnipeg, 1982, ISBN:0888010729 
BIRDSELL, Sandra. Night Travellers. (Winnipeg) : Turnstone Press, 1982. First Edition. Pp (10),[1]-182. 8vo, card covers, white spine. "[...] thirteenstories which weave through the lives of the Lafreniere sisters and their family - 'night travellers' who move through and out of a landscape of small town dreams, memories and desires." - rear cover. Very good. With a signed inscription by Birdsell: "For --, Remembering N.S. and some great people." 16.00

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172 BIRDSELL, Sandra Russlander. proof
McClelland & Stewart Ltd., 2001, 
BIRDSELL, Sandra. The Russländer. (Toronto): McClelland & Stewart Ltd., (2001). Advanced Uncorrected Proof. Pp. 350. 8vo, grey ill. card covers. Vg. 30.00

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173 BIRDSELL, Sandra Waiting for Joe.
Random House Canada, Toronto, 0, 
BIRDSELL, Sandra. Waiting for Joe. (Toronto) : Random House Canada, (2010).Uncorrected Proof. Pp (6),1-273,(9). 8vo, pale blue card covers. À piercin g new novel of our times by one of Canada`s finest fiction writers. After you`ve lost it all – job, house, savings, future – what have you got left?” - from the back cover. Tentative release date : September 2010. Very good. 15.00

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174 BISHOP, Elizabeth). BARRY, Sandra. Elizabeth Bishop : Nova Scotia's Home-made Poet First Edition, Signed
Nimbus Publishing Ltd, Halifax, NS, 2011, ISBN:9781551098234 
(BISHOP, Elizabeth). BARRY, Sandra. Elizabeth Bishop : Nova Scotia's Home-made Poet. (Halifax, N.S.) : Nimbus Publishing Ltd, (2011). First Printing. Pp (6),[1]-121,(1). Illustrated throughout. 8vo, photo-illustrated cardcovers. In the Stories of Our Past series Sandra Barry (b.1961). “Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979) is best known as an American author, but she spent formative years in Great Village, Nova Scotia, and in fact called herself "3/4ths Canadian." In recent decades there has been a growing movement in Nova Scotia to reconnect appreciation of Bishop with the landscape of her childood. This pictorial biography highlights the early influence of Bishop's maternal family and the cultural community of Great Village, and the poet's lifelong ties to Nova Scotia. Author Sandra Barry takes readers through the significant chapters in Bishop's life, from her ancestry and early years in Great Village to her first publications, her extended stays in Florida and Brazil, and her final years teaching at Harvard University. The book concludes with an overview of some of the Bishop-inspired work made since her death, and the commemorative efforts undertaken in NovaScotia and around the world. With photos throughout, sidebar features on h istoric events, Bishop's publications and travels, and background on her awards and other achievements, the book provides a fascinating introduction and important new angle on one of the best-loved poets of the twentieth century." from rear cover. Prologue: Defining a Poet; Chapters : 1. ; 2. ; 3. ;4. ; 5. ; 6. ; 7. ; 8. ; Epilogue: With bibliography, sources, and index. Very good. Signed, with inscription, by Barry on the title page. 15.00

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175 BISHOP, Elizabeth). BARRY, Sandra. Elizabeth Bishop : Nova Scotia's Home-made Poet First Edition.
Nimbus Publishing Ltd, Halifax, NS, 2011, ISBN:9781551098234 
(BISHOP, Elizabeth). BARRY, Sandra. Elizabeth Bishop : Nova Scotia's Home-made Poet. (Halifax, N.S.) : Nimbus Publishing Ltd, (2011). First Printing. Pp (6),[1]-121,(1). Illustrated throughout. 8vo, photo-illustrated cardcovers. In the Stories of Our Past series. Sandra Barry (b.1961). “Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979) is best known as an American author, but she spent formative years in Great Village, Nova Scotia, and in fact called herself "3/4ths Canadian." In recent decades there has been a growing movement in Nova Scotia to reconnect appreciation of Bishop with thelandscape of her childood. This pictorial biography highlights the early i nfluence of Bishop's maternal family and the cultural community of Great Village, and the poet's lifelong ties to Nova Scotia. Author Sandra Barry takes readers through the significant chapters in Bishop's life, from her ancestry and early years in Great Village to her first publications, her extended stays in Florida and Brazil, and her final years teaching at Harvard University. The book concludes with an overview of some of the Bishop-inspiredwork made since her death, and the commemorative efforts undertaken in Nov a Scotia and around the world. With photos throughout, sidebar features on historic events, Bishop's publications and travels, and background on her awards and other achievements, the book provides a fascinating introduction and important new angle on one of the best-loved poets of the twentieth century." from rear cover. Prologue: Defining a Poet; Chapters : 1. Ancestors and Emigration ; 2. Birth and Death; 3. Great Village; 4. Adolescence; 5. Vassar, Europe, and Early Publications; 6. The Brazil Years; 7. Returning tothe North; 8. A Poet's Stature; Epilogue: "Home-made, home-made! But aren' t we all?" With bibliography, sources, and index. Very good. Due to its small size, shipping charges should be a bit cheaper than quoted. 10.00

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176 BISHOP, Elizabeth). BIELE, Joelle, ed. Elizabeth Bishop and The New Yorker : The Complete Correspondence. First Edition in dustjacket.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, 2011, ISBN:9780374281380 
(BISHOP, Elizabeth). Elizabeth Bishop and The New Yorker : The Complete Correspondence. Edited by Joelle Biele. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, (2011). First Printing. Pp. (6),v-lxii,(2),3-421,(11), + 8 p. of black and white illustrations. 8vo, cream paper covered boards with metallic green lettering to spine. "'I sort of see you surrounded with fine-tooth combs, sandpaper, nail files, pots of varnish, etc. -- with heaps of used commas and semi-colons handy, and little useless phrases taken out of their contexts and dying all over the floor,' Elizabeth Bishop wrote upon learning a friendhad landed a job at The New Yorker in the early 1950s. Bishop published th e vast majority of her poems in the magazine's pages and her relationship with the magazine went back to 1933 and continued until her death in 1979. During forty years of correspondence, hundreds of letters passed between Bishop and her editors, Charles Pearce, Katharine White, and Howard Moss. In these letters Bishop discussed the ideas and inspiration for her poems whilesharing news about her travels and life in Brazil, while her editors offer ed generous support, commentary, and friendship. Their correspondence provides an unparalleled look into Bishop's writing process, the relationship between a poet and her editors, the internal workings of The New Yorker, and the process of publishing a poem. As these poems and stories move from manuscript page to print, 'Elizabeth Bishop and The New Yorker' gives us a rareglimpse into the artistic development of one of the twentieth century's gr eatest poets." - from the dustjacket. Very good in lightly nicked, unclipped dustjacket. 25.00

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177 BISHOP, Elizabeth). MARSHALL, Megan. Elizabeth Bishop : A Miracle for Breakfast. First Edition in dustjacket.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Boston and New York, 2017, ISBN:9780544617308 
(BISHOP, Elizabeth). MARSHALL, Megan. Elizabeth Bishop : A Miracle for Breakfast. Boston and New York : Harcourt Mifflin Harcourt, 2017. First Printing. Pp. (11),[xii]-xv,(3),[1]-365,(1). 8vo, grey paper covered spine with black cloth boards, gilt lettering to spine. "'Since her death in 1979, Elizabeth Bishop, who published only one hundred poems in her lifetime, has becoem one of America's best-loved poets. And yet -- painfully shy and living out of public view in Key West and Brazil, among other hideaways -- she has never been seen so fully as a woman and an artist. Megan Marshall makes incisive and moving use of a newly discovered cache of Bishop's letters -- to her psychiatrist and to three of her lovers -- to reveal a much darker childhood than has been known, a secret affair, and the last chapter of her passionate romance with the Brazilian modernist designer Lota de Macedo Soares. These elements of Bishop's life, along with her friendships with poets Marianne Moore and Robert Lowell, are brought to life with novelistic intensity. And by alternating the narrative line of biography with brief passages of memoir, Marshall, who studied with Bishop in her storied 1970s poetry workshop at Harvard, offers the reader a compelling glimpse of the ways poetry and biography, subject and biographer, are entwined. Finally, in this intimate portrait of a life lived for -- and saved by -- art, Marshall captures the enduring magic of Bishop's creative achievement." - from the dustjacket. Contents: 1. Balcony: April 29, 1975: Ninth-Floor Conference Room, Holyoke Center; 2. Crumb: October 5, 1976: Robinson Hall, Harvard Yard; 3. Coffee: January 12, 1977: 437 Lewis Wharf, Boston; 4. River: Spring 1977: PuseyLibrary, Harvard Yard; 5. Miracle: June 14, 1977: Sanders Theatre, Memoria l Hall; 6. Sun: Envoy: January 23, 2014, Patou Thai, Belmont Center. With index. Very good in unclipped dustjacket. 25.00

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178 BISHOP, Elizabeth). PICKARD, Zachariah. Elizabeth Bishop's Poetics of Description. First Edition in dustjacket.
McGill-Queens University Press, Montreal & Kingston, 2009, ISBN:9780773535053 
(BISHOP, Elizabeth). PICKARD, Zachariah. Elizabeth Bishop's Poetics of Description. Montreal & Kingston, London, Ithaca: McGill-Queen's University Press, (2009). First Printing. Pp. (8),[ix]-x,(2),[1]-212. 8vo, black paper covered board with silver lettering to spine. "Many readers are struck by Elizabeth bishop's use of clear, striking descriptions of the physical world, but no scholar has ever analysed how Bishop's commitment to description shapes her writing and thinking. 'Elizabeth Bisop's Poetics of Description' argues that attention to the material realm informs everything Bishop does. Seen through the lens, many familiar topics look remarkably different. Bishop's relationship to travel, epiphany, surrealism, and imagery are all transformed and a timely new Bishop emerges -- one quite different from the postmodern poet that has dominated recent scholarship. Zachariah Picard eschewsacademic jargon and concentrates on the poems themselves as well as on a n umber of key prose passages that have long been overlooked. His study combines scholarly rigor with clarity and common sense to present a moving new account of Bishop's work that will appeal to educated readers within and without the academy." - from the dustjacket. Very good in crisp dustjacket. 50.00

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179 BISHOP, Elizabeth). TRAVISANO, Thomas. Expulsion from Paradise : Elizabeth Bishop, 1927-1957
Anchorage Press, 1995, 
(BISHOP, Elizabeth). TRAVISANO, Thomas. Expulsion from Paradise : ElizabethBishop, 1927-1957. (Jolicure, NB): Anchorage Press, (1995). Pp [28]. 8vo, stapled printed brown card covers. Vg. 15.00

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180 BISHOP, Elizabeth]. BARRY, Sandra, (ed.) GUNN, Laurie, (ed.) Echoes of Elizabeth Bishop : Elizabeth Bishop Centenary (2011) Writing Competition.
Elizabeth Bishop Society of Nova Scotia, Great Village, NS, 2013, ISBN:9780988108301 
[BISHOP, Elizabeth]. Echoes of Elizabeth Bishop : Elizabeth Bishop Centenary (2011) Writing Competition. Edited by Sandra Barry and Laurie Gunn. (Great Village, NS) : Elizabeth Bishop Society of Nova Scotia, MMXIII. Printed and distributed by Gaspereau Press, Kentville, Nova Scotia. Pp. (6),7-93,(3). 8vo, decorated black card covers in blue paper jacket, silver lettering to front and spine. A collection of essays, in honour of the hundredth birthday of occasional Nova Scotian poet Elizabeth Bishop, examing place, memoryand identity in literature. Contents: "Home Body" (Mary Jo Anderson); "Wal lace by the Sea" (Maria Duynisveld); "Welcome to Nova Scotia" (Chris Creene); "A Delicious Camping Trip" (Aaron Holland); "Going Climbing" (Lauren Krusselbrink); "Hart's Crossing" (Mary Verna Feehan); "My baby brother is borntonight" (Moya Pacey); "This Place Where I Belong" (Elizabeth Schofield); "Home Sweet Home" (Dakota Warren); "On the Out[In]Side Looking In[Out]" (Tiffany Vincent); "Play" (Sarah Giragosian); "The River" (Ryan Atkinson); "The Three Bookmarks" (Anne Pollett); "Still in the Village: A Letter to Elizabeth Bishop" (Ryan Spencer). Very good. 25.00

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