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1 (Livesay, Dorothy). Thompson, Lee Briscoe DOROTHY LIVESAY
Boston, Massachusetts: Twayne Publishers, (1987) First edition. Hardcover. Fine without dust jacket. 
The first published study of the Canadian author's life and works, addressing her early lyric poetry, her socially commited writings, and her prose. Cloth. 177 pages with a bibliography, chronology and index. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2 (Lowry, Malcolm). Kilgallin, Tony LOWRY
(Erin, Ontario): (Press Porcepic), 1973. First edition. The glue affixing the tissue-guard to the frontispiece has browned, a few mild creases and dents to the covers, else a near fine copy in a padded leatherette binding with titles and decorations in white; decorative endpapers. 
A scholarly study. 211 pages; with bibliography, appendices, and an index. Errata sheet laid in. The frontispiece, a photograph of Malcolm Lowry with Margerie (at Lieben, Bowen Island, B.C.), was taken by Earle Birney. Illustrations by Manly P. Hall. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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3 (Metcalf, John). Cameron, Barry JOHN METCALF
Boston: Twayne Publishers, (1986). First edition. Hardcover. Fine without dust jacket 
A study of Metcalf's fiction, focusing on the Canadian writer's ways of manipulating the conventions of language. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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4 (Montgomery, L.M.). Wiggins, Genevieve L.M. MONTGOMERY
New York: Twayne Publishers, (1992). 0805739807 / 9780805739800 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. Octavo. 191 pages; notes, bibliography, and an index. 
In this first comprehensive critical study of the author of ANNE OF GREEN GABLES, Wiggins traces the lives and careers of the author and her beloved Anne. #834 in Twayne's World Author Series (Children's Literature). 
Price: 50.00 USD
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5 (Sherlockiana). Redmond, Christopher, editor CANADIAN HOLMES: The First Twenty-Five Years
Ashcroft, British Columbia: Calabash Press, (1997). 1899562273 / 9781899562275 First edition. An anthology assembled from the official, but irregular newsletter of the Sherlockian society, The Bootmakers of Toronto. Hardcover. Fine in melon-colored cloth lettered in gilt to the spine; in illustrated dust jacket with wraparound artwork by Douglas Walters, who has also provided full-page frontispieces for each of the chapters. 
Chapters include: Mr. Sherlock Holmes; John H. Watson, Late Indian Army; In and About Baker Street; Holmes's Cases and Achievements; Gentlemen, the Ladies; Sir Arthur and His Writings; Gaslight and Romance; Stage, Screen and Canvas, more. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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6 (Wood, Ted). Barnao, Jack LOCKE STEP: A John Locke Mystery
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1987). First edition: Review copy, with publisher's slip laid in. Hardcover. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 
This copy is inscribed and SIGNED to mystery writer John Ball, "a man I'm very proud to be able to call a friend, with affection & respect. Jack Barnao, (AKA Ted Wood)." His first mystery as Jack Barnao, HAMMERLOCKE, received considerable praise. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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7 Blicker, Seymour THE LAST COLLECTION
Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, (1976). First edition. Hardcover. Lower shelf-edges lightly rubbed ow near fine in dust jacket. 

Price: 25.00 USD
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8 Blicker, Seymour THE LAST COLLECTION
New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1977. First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Faint shadow from small sticker on the front endpaper, lower edge slightly bumped, otherwise very good plus in dust jacket with a few very short edge tears and a fold crease on the front inner flap. 
Snappy dialogue and a plot of twists and turns result in this novel of fast-paced satire. Dust jacket art by Ivan Powell. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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9 Bock, Dennis THE ASH GARDEN
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2001. 0375413022 / 9780375413025 First U.S. edition: Advance Reading Copy. Proof. Fine in color illustrated wraps. 
The Toronto author's second book chronicles the lives of three people from various corners of the world whose fates triangulate in a small Canadian town after an atomic bomb war. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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10 Bowen, Gail VERDICT IN BLOOD
(Toronto, Ontario): M&S, (1998). 0771014872 / 9780771014871 First edition: Advance Reading Copy. Proof. Fine in slick, color pictorial wraps. 
The sixth Joanne Kilbourn mystery. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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11 Bush, Catherine THE RULES OF ENGAGEMENT
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, (2000). 0374252807 / 9780374252809 First U.S. edition: Advance Reading Copy. Proof. Fine in pictorial glossy wraps. 
A novel of love and war, risk and responsibility, by the Canadian author of MINUS TIME. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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12 Cohen, Leonard THE FAVORITE GAME
New York: The Viking Press, (1963). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Mild bumping to upper corner tips, else a bright, near fine copy in decorative cloth; in lightly edge-worn and faintly soiled pictorial dust jacket. 
Debut novel from the Canadian poet and singer/songwriter. "This is a song of a book ... a lyrical and exploratory bit of semi-biography!" --The Guardian. Jacket art and binding decoration by R[ichard] M. Powers. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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13 Davies, Robertson A VOICE FROM THE ATTIC
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1960. B0007DS1Q0 First edition, first printing. Very good plus in decorative cloth with minor shelfwear; lacking the dust jacket. 
"A VOICE IN THE ATTIC is a collection of Robertson Davies' essays about reading aimed at intelligent and thoughtful readers, whom he calls the clerisy."--Wikipedia. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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14 Engel, Howard DEAD AND BURIED
(New York, New York): Viking, (1990). 0670831166 / 9780670831166 First edition. Hardcover. A fine copy in an illustrated dust jacket that shows some mild creasing at the upper rear panel. 
A Benny Cooperman mystery. Julian Symons called the Cooperman mysteries, "first-class entertainment, stylishly written, the work of an original, distinctive, and distinctively Canadian talent." 
Price: 15.00 USD
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15 Gough, Laurence THE GOLDFISH BOWL
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1987). 0312014341 / 9780312014346 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Minor ink mark to the page fore-edges, else a near fine copy; in a near fine dust jacket with light wear at the upper and lower spine edges and a half inch tear to the front lower edge. 
The Canadian playwright's debut novel is a serial-killer thriller featuring detective partners Jack Willow, a tough male veteran cop, and Claire Parker, a beautiful female cop just learning the ropes. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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16 Hogg, Peter CRIMES OF WAR
New York: Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, (2001). 0312269544 / 9780312269548 First U.S. edition: Review copy, with materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Winner of the Chapters/Robertson Davies Prize. The highly praised story of a former SS Officer living in Canada, and the special prosecutor who hunts him down. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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17 Lowry, Malcolm ULTRAMARINE
Philadelphia and New York: J.B. Lippincott Company, (1962). 022460452X / 9780224604529 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Faint spotting to the top page edges, the fading at the edges usually associated with this book, else a near fine copy; in a slightly age-toned and nicked pictorial dust jacket with a closed tear and foxing to the rear panel. 
An earlier version of Malcolm Lowry's first novel was published in England in 1933 by Jonathan Cape--this is the first edition to contain revisions incorporated by the author after 1933. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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18 Moore, Brian THE TEMPTATION OF EILEEN HUGHES
New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, (1981). 0374272859 / 9780374272852 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Near fine in an illustrated dust jacket that shows light age-toning. 
The fourteenth novel from the Irish author of THE LONELY PASSION OF JUDITH HEARNE whom Graham Greene described as, "...my favorite living novelist." Eileen Hughes is a twenty-year-old Northern Irish girl who leaves home for the first time for London. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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19 Oliva, Peter DROWNING IN DARKNESS
(Ontario, Canada): Cormorant Books, (1993). 0920953514 / 9780920953518 First edition: Trade Paperback Original. Trade Paperback. Very faint crease to the upper corner tip of the front cover, else very nearly fine; in illustrated wraps. Cover illustration ''Pioneers: The Context'' by Julie McIntyre. 
SIGNED and inscribed by the author to the title-page. Trapped in a coal-mine in Alberta, an Italian immigrant has a methane gas-induced dream of a woman realizing her fantasies. The first novel by Oliva, a fourth generation miner in Canada. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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20 Ondaatje, Michael IN THE SKIN OF A LION
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1987. 0394563638 / 9780394563633 First U.S. edition. SIGNED by the award-winning author to the title-page. Hardcover. A fine, fresh copy; in a fine illustrated dust jacket with illustration by Bascove. 
Combining history and poetry, mythic events and sensual detail, Michael Ondaatje has fashioned an imaginative novel, set in 1920s Toronto and rural Ontario, that features characters who reappear in Ondaatje's Booker Prize-winning THE ENGLISH PATIENT. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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