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Polson's Probation : A Story of Manitoba, Morton, James
281 Morton, James Polson's Probation : A Story of Manitoba
Toronto Williams Briggs 1897 First Edition Hardcover Good 368 pp. 8VO 
A solid ex-library copy rebound in stiff gray card covers with green cloth spine. Usual interor and exterior markings. SIGNED by the author on the title page. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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Polson's Probation : A Story of Manitoba, Morton, James
282 Morton, James Polson's Probation : A Story of Manitoba
Toronto Williams Briggs 1897 First Edition Hardcover Good 368 pp. 8VO 
A solid ex-library copy bound in the original cloth. Spine faded, cover worn but no exterior markings. Usual interior flaws as well as a gift inscription dated 1897, below which is possibly a signature of the author, obviously elderly and undated but placed in Victoria, BC. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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My Discovery of America, Mowat, Farley
283 Mowat, Farley My Discovery of America
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1985 0771066244 / 9780771066245 First Edition Hardcover NF/NF 125 pp. 8VO 1
SIGNED by Mowat on the half-title. Mowat's misadventures with American immigration who declared he was unfit to enter the land of the free. Lightest of wear. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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Jasmine, Mukherjee, Bharati
284 Mukherjee, Bharati Jasmine
Markham, Ont Viking 1989 First Edition Hardcover NF/NF 241 pp. 8VO 
Very light wear to unpriceclipped jacket. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Dance of the Happy Shades, Munro, Alice
285 Munro, Alice Dance of the Happy Shades
Toronto Ryerson Press 1968 0770002390 / 9780770002398 First Edition Hardcover VG/VG 224 pp. 8VO 1
A very attractive copy of the Nobel Prize winning author's first collection of short stories. Second state of the jacket with Governor-General's sticker affixed to front panel. SIGNED by Munro on the front endpaper. Lightest of wear to book, two owners' inscriptions (one of author Ursula Jupp) on the front endpaper, attractive bookplate on front pastedown. The jacket is very lightly worn with small rough areas on front and back panels where the surface coating has been eroded. 
Price: 465.00 USD
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Friend of My Youth, Munro, Alice
286 Munro, Alice Friend of My Youth
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1990 077106697x / 9780771066979 First Edition Hardcover F/NF 274 pp. 8VO 
Slight verical crease on spiner ow Fine. Nobel-prize winning author. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Lives of Girls and Women, Munro, Alice
287 Munro, Alice Lives of Girls and Women
Toronto McGraw-Hill Ryerson 1971 0070929327 / 9780070929326 First Edition Hardcover VG/G 254 pp. 8VO 
Munro's second book and only novel. First printing with sketch of a girl's face on preliminary page. Light wear to book, some darkening of edges. Jacket mildly worn at extremities with a cup ring on the front panel. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Open Secrets, Munro, Alice
288 Munro, Alice Open Secrets
Toronto McClelland and Stewart 1994 0771066996 / 9780771066993 First Edition Hardcover NF/NF 294 pp. 8VO 1
SIGNED by Munro on a bookplate affixed to the half title page. Gift inscription on front endpaper otherwise book is fine. Lightest of wear to priceclipped jacket. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Something I've Been Meaning to Tell You, Munro, Alice
289 Munro, Alice Something I've Been Meaning to Tell You
Toronto McGraw Hill Ryerson 1974 0070777608 / 9780070777606 Second Printing Hardcover VG/VG 246 pp 8VO 
Author's third book and second collection of short stories. Second printing of the first edition. Bound in green cloth with silver titling on spine. Very light wear to book, jacket mildly edgeworn with half inch tear on top edge of front panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Journey, Murray, Rona
290 Murray, Rona Journey
Victoria Sono Nis 1981 First Edition Softcover Fine in wraps 102 pp. 8VO 
Another publication of the Sono Nis Press in Victoria, British Columbia, a small private press famed for the superb quality of their books. As new. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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The Impstone, Musgrave, Susan
291 Musgrave, Susan The Impstone
Toronto McClelland and Stewart 1976 0771066546 / 9780771066542 First Edition Softcover VG in Wraps 112 pp. 8VO 
Early poetry by Musgrave. Very light wear, owner's name verso of front cover. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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Hurt Not the Earth, Newton-White, E  (ill Thoreau MacDonald)
292 Newton-White, E (ill Thoreau MacDonald) Hurt Not the Earth
Toronto Ryerson Press 1958 First Edition Hardcover F/NF 188 pp. 8VO 
Black and white drawings by Macdonald. A treatise on conservation in Canada, an early plea for the environment. Book and jacket fine but for sticker removal residue on front jacket panel. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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Anil's Ghost, Ondaatje, Michael
293 Ondaatje, Michael Anil's Ghost
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 2000 First Edition Hardcover F/F 307 pp. 8VO 
His first novel since the English Patient. True first edition. A fine unread copy. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Divisadero, Ondaatje, Michael
294 Ondaatje, Michael Divisadero
Toronto McClelland and Stewart 2007 0771068727 / 9780771068720 First Edition Hardcover F/F 273 pp. 8VO 1
SIGNED by Ondaatje on the title page in his distinctive scrawl. A fine copy in like unpriceclipped jacket 
Price: 24.00 USD
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The Cat's Table, Ondaatje, Michael
295 Ondaatje, Michael The Cat's Table
Toronto McClelland and Stewart 2011 0771068646 / 9780771068645 First Edition Hardcover F/NF 196 pp. 8VO 1
SIGNED by Ondaatje on the title page in his customary scrawl. Book fine, lightest of wear to unclipped jacket. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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The Cinnamon Peeler, Ondaatje, Michael
296 Ondaatje, Michael The Cinnamon Peeler
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1989 First Canadian Edition Softcover NF in Wraps 193 pp. 8VO 
Very slight wear to corners. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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The English Patient, Ondaatje, Michael
297 Ondaatje, Michael The English Patient
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1992 0771068867 / 9780771068867 First Edition Hardcover G/G 302 p. 8VO 
The first Canadian edition of Ondaatje's Booker Prize winning novel. Some edgewear to priceclipped jacket, Rear cover has been exposed to damp causing rippling of the exterior of the jacket and staining to the verso. Effects are just barely visible on the book itself. 
Price: 6.00 USD
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The English Patient, Ondaatje, Michael
298 Ondaatje, Michael The English Patient
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1992 0771068867 / 9780771068867 First Edition Hardcover NF/NF 302 p. 8VO 
The first Canadian edition of Ondaatje's Booker Prize winning novel. Gift inscription. Lightest of wear to unpriceclipped jacket. 
Price: 14.00 USD
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Ten Canadian Poets : A Group of Biographical and Critical Essays, PACEY, Desmond
299 PACEY, Desmond Ten Canadian Poets : A Group of Biographical and Critical Essays
Toronto Ryerson Press 1954 First Edition Hardcover NF/VG 350 pp. 8VO 
Poets include Sangster, Roberts, Lampman, Scott, Pratt, A J M Smith, F R Scott, Klein and Birney. Jacket spine browned, some wear at the folds. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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The Picnic and Other Stories, PACEY, Desmond
300 PACEY, Desmond The Picnic and Other Stories
Toronto Ryerson Press 1958 First Edition Hardcover F/NF 143 pp. 8VO 
Very light wear to unclipped jacket. A vey nice copy. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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