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1 SUCH, Peter Dolphin's Wake. First Edition in dustjacket
Macmillan of Canada, Toronto , 1979, ISBN:0770518176 
SUCH, Peter. Dolphin's Wake. Toronto : Macmillan of Canada, (1979). First Edition. Pp 229. 8vo, blue cloth. "What started out as a favour to old friends who had been with him in the Greek underground during the Second World War has turned into a nightmare for Arthur - a nightmare of violence and betrayal.". Fine in near-fine dustjacket. 20.00

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2 SUCH, Peter Descant, 8:1) LEVENSON, Christopher) ROSENBLATT, Joe) Eight Poems
Descant, Toronto, 1977, 
SUCH, Peter. Eight Poems . A collection of poems in Descant, Volume 8, Number 1, pp. 10-17. Toronto: Descant, 1977. Pp. 119. 8vo, illuystrated white card covers. Includes poems by Such, Robert Read, Barry Lord, Linda Hammond,David Rothberg, Steven Smith, Christopher Levenson, Dermot McCarthy, Leigh Faulkner, David Conn, Toivo Roht, Allan Brown, and Susan Musgrave, an inte rview with Duncan Grant, and graphics from John Davis, George Yemec, NoreenTominlinson, Joe Rosenblatt, and Bruce Hutchinson. Pp. 3-8 detached but pr esent, lightly rubbed, else vg. For the issue. 15.00

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3 SUCH, Peter Anansi 04 Spiderline Editions Fallout.
Anansi , Toronto, 1969, 
SUCH, Peter. Fallout. Toronto : Anansi, 1969. 8vo, card covers. In the Spiderline Editions of first novels. Very good. 35.00

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4 SUCH, Peter Riverrun. First Edition in dustjacket
Clarke, Irwin & Co., Toronto , 1973, 
SUCH, Peter. Riverrun. Toronto / Vancouver : Clarke, Irwin & Company Limited, (1973). First Printing. Pp (6),vii-ix,(7),3-145,(1). Endpaper Maps. 8vo,purple cloth, gilt lettering to spine. O'Dea 5408. A novel of the Beothuks . "When the last of the People are gone, who will carry the burden of theirpresence in the forests, by the long lakes and the speaking rivers? Unreme mbered, their spirits will vanish like birchbark in the fire. The caribou are disappearing. White furriers have taken too many of the forests' small animals. And it is no longer wise for the People to travel down to the coastfor the seal hunt, to where the white fishermen have trod down the cobble beaches with their wharves and houses. By 1818, when this novel begins, theBeothuk population of Newfoundland has already passed the point of no retu rn: the Beothuk way of life is too disrupted by disease, starvation and indiscriminate slaughterby white men and theeir Micmac allies. The Beothuk arereduced to hectic scavenging. With poetic eloquence and fine sensitivity f or the land and its first inhabitants, Peter Such tells the story of the last twenty-five years of the Beothuk's existence. More particularly, this isthe story of Nonosabasut great hunter and last of the shamans; of young Os nahanut whose scheme to take the white man's boat brings white men inland to take their revenge; of Demasduit who is taken captive and lives in loneliness away from her People; and of Shawnadithit who takes her place with themen at the deer-fences, and who alone remains to lament her People in the People's forests. Today archaeologists are bringing to light nevv evidence about the Beothuk, who were the first North American Indians to encounter white men. Their use of red ochre on their bodies, their peculiar language, and way of life make it probable that they were the last remnant of the original Archaic Indian group frorom whom all the distinct tribes of North Ameierica evolved. Unlike other Indian peoples, the Beothuk were unwilling or unable to accommodate themselves to the encroachment of the white civilization. What actually happened when this aboriginal culture confronted the white culture? Peter Such draws on the most recent findings of anthropologistsand historians to create this compassionate novel of "remembering." (from the dj). Very good in rubbed dustjacket. 15.00

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5 SUCH, Peter Soundprints : Contemporary Composers. First Edition in dustjacket.
Clarke, Irwin, & Co., Toronto, 1972, ISBN:0772005648 
SUCH, Peter. Soundprints : Contemporary Composers. Toronto : Clarke, Irwin & Co., (1972). First Printing. Pp 171. 8vo, black cloth. Contents: John Weinzweig, Harry Somers, John Beckwith, Norma Beecroft, Walter Buczyski, Murray Schafer. Very good in dustjacket. 25.00

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6 SUCH, Peter Vanished Peoples : The Archaic, Dorset & Beothuk People of Newfoundland. First Edition
NC Press, Toronto, 1978, ISBN:0919600832 
SUCH, Peter. Vanished Peoples : The Archaic, Dorset & Beothuk People of Newfoundland. Toronto : NC Press Limited, 1978. First Printing. Pp. (5),[6]-94,(2) + 4 pages of colour photos at centre. Double column. Illustrated with many b&w photos, drawings, map, &c. 4to, cream cardcovers with brown lettering to front and spine. "As early as 550 A.D., St. Brendan the navigator, or his disciples, in a hideskin boat may have sailed from the Arran Isles and left an inscribed stone on Newfoundland's southern coast. So perhaps ebgan the European invasion of North America. Leif Ericson came to Anse aux Meadows, Portuguese and Basque fisherfolk came to dry their catch, and the Cabots came in 1498 on a voyage of discovery. Dividing the cold Labrador current and warm gulf stream, a rocky sentry at the entrance to the Gulf, Newfoundland has been the refuge and graveyard of peoples. The 'Maritime Archaic'inhabitants of stone age times drifted north at the end of the last ice ag e to die here. So, too, did the Dorset people, ancestors of today's Inuit. Most perplexing of all, the Beothuks made Newfoundland their permanent home,a dn found their end here at the hands of the European. Shawnadithit, the last of her race, died in St. John's in 1829. Who were the Beothuk? What was their relationship t the Archaic and Dorset peoples? Sorting through historical accounts and the work of present-day archaeologists, Peter Such poses some fascinating theories about these 'red Indians' who were the first toencounter the Europeans. Were the Beothuk, perhaps, the last remnants of t he great migrations from Central Asia 30000 years ago? A people locked intoa nomadic life on the northeastern edge of this continent, the people who were to meet the leading edge of the great migration to come from Europe the other way round?" - from rear. Chapters : 1. The Leading Edge; 2. The First Newfoundlanders: The Maritime Archaic; 3. The First Invaders: The Dorset; 4. Cape Freels; 5. The Irish and the Norse; 6. Beothuk Life; 7. Struggle;8. Capture; 9. Death. Photos (incl.5 colour), maps, drawings, &c. With a g lossary and index. Front inner hinge starting, light edge-sunning, else very good. 25.00

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