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THE MEDIAN LINE

By William Haggard

New York: Walker & Company. Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1979. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0802754333 . HC/DJ - fine/VG+. Hardcover is all intact and clean, with no markings, a little bumping to spine ends. Dustjacket has some scuffing, light soiling, light edge wear, age tanning and a few tiny edge tears. Between intervention and international blackmail, Colonel Russell threads his cool and clever way, bringing order to a horror of deviousness and violence. ; 8vo; From a Reviewer: "Intrigue In Saliya July 17 2002 By Peter Kenney - Published on Format: HardcoverColonel Charles Russell saves the life in London of a visiting head of an Arab state. The visiter is an old friend and currently the president of a country which has a threatening neighbor, Saliya, whose agents are trying to kill him. Soon after this incident, Russell himself is invited to visit a small island state by a former subordinate. It develops that the small state needs Russell's help in preventing an invasion by Saliya. The plot moves quickly and along the way we meet Concerta who is a butcher by trade. She is forty years old with a striking appearance. Although not a native Saliyan, she still manages to gain the favor of the Crown of Saliya. Her one outstanding flaw is a vengeful spirit. THE MEDIAN LINE is a very entertaining novel of foreign intrigue and Haggard is an excellent writer. " (325noto,0914) .

$11.95

Tranter's Tree
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Tranter's Tree

By H. R. Percy

Toronto: Lester and Orpen Denny's. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1987. First Edition. Hardcover. 0886191548 . HC/DJ - fine/near fine. Excellent condition. Hardcover is clean, tight and unmarked, a little bumping to spine ends. Jacket has light scuffing, minor edge crinkling and a couple tiny edge tears. "The legend of Tranter's tree begins in the 1720s when young Ned Tranter arrives on the east coast of Canada with only a pocketful of acorns and a thirst for adventure. He steps right into the bloody conflicts between the English and the French. " (620,0914) ; 8vo; 261 pages .

$12.95

Lost Paradise: Emily Pushinsky's Triumphs and Tragedies

By Warring, Molly Anne

Borealis. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 2006. First Edition. Hardcover. 0888873239 . Hardcover edition. Signed by author on title page: "Molly A. Warring, Enjoy the Read" HC/DJ - fine. Excellent condition. Hardcover is clean, with no markings. Jacket has slight scuffing, slight crinkling to spine ends, autographed sticker on front. The riveting saga of the Stry-Ker family, set in Western Canada, spanning the period from 1931 to 1976. This heartwarming tale reveals the the richness of human nature and the never-ending strength of the human spirit which survives in all of us and weaves through generation after generation in the tapestry of life. Sequel to Paradise Acres. (765) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 411 pages; Signed by Author .

$22.50

Paradise Acres

By Warring, Molly-Ann

Borealis Press, Limited. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 2005. First Edition; Second Printing. Hardcover. 0888873123 . Hardcover edition. Signed by author on title page: "Molly A. Warring, Enjoy the read!". HC/DJ - fine. Excellent condition. Hardcover is clean and unmarked. Dustjacket has slight scuffing and autographed sticker on front. The story of the Stry-Ker family, Evan and Tainka, who move their family from their small Austrian village to the pioneer prairies of Alberta. (880) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by Author .

$32.50

Under the Brightness of Alien Stars

By Michael Porcsa

Montreal: Les Editions Sans Le Sou. Good. 1970. First Edition. Softcover. Les Editions San Le Sou 1970, Softcover 8vo. True first ediiton, preceeding a later Vantage Press edition. Book has moderate edge and corner wear and scuffing of the cover, slight soiling to outside edge of pages, old price sticker on front. Inside front, cover is slightly loose along spine edge but just showing a split and not detached. Interior pages clean and tight, other than old price in pen on first page. Accomplished gay nocel by the Hungarian writer. ; 8vo; Review: "Robert Morieau, scion of the oil-rich Canadian based Morieau family, roams through Europe seeking an outlet for his restlessness, and his boredom. He grasps frantically at the straw of companionship offered him by Philippe Satin, an actor he meets in Paris, who leads Robert into a homosexual relationship. A series of disappointments splits them, and Robert wends his way into the Russian holocaust and sees the thousands of refugees gathered in camps and fleeing into neighboring countries, such as Austria.... " (300-osl) .

$48.50

TIME IN THE AIR

By Wyatt, Rachel

House of Anansi Press. Very Good. 1985. First Edition. Softcover. 0887841465 . Pages clean, tight and unmarked. Cover has light wear to edges/corners. Main flaw is some fading to front cover edges and spine. Small marking on rear cover from sticker removal. A delightful novel, which tells of Sydney, a businessman with a wife in Yorkshire and a mistress in Toronto - producer of a chaotic national TV network. He spends a lot of time on jet planes, until his flight plan goes disastrously, deliciously awry. (260osl) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 171 pages .

$11.50

THE LEFT-HANDED SPIRIT
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THE LEFT-HANDED SPIRIT

By Nichols, Ruth

Canada: Macmillan. Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1978. First Edition. Hardcover. 0770517013 . Macmillan 1978, 1st edition. Very nice, clean, tight condition. Previous owner has put a protective brodart sleeve on the jacket and this has been taped to book, leaving some small tape markings inside both covers. Pages are otherwise unmarked. Jacket under brodart is in excellent condition. Like scuffing to brodart. "A thousand years before Marco Polo, a young woman from Rome makes the journey along the Silk Road to China; her name is Mariana, and she is a skilled jeweller who also posses the gift of healing.....; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; It is this gift, given by the god Apollo, that moves the Chinese ambassador to kidnap her. The despairing Mariana finds herself taken by ship, horse, camel and foot across a vast area of the ancient world: from the sophisticated Rome of Marcus Aurelius, across northern Mesopotamia to the haunted ruins of Babylon; through Samarkand, the Tarim Basin, to the Taklamakan desert, and at last, after many dangerous encounters, to a China threatened by civil war, and a prince only Mariana can save. In the course of her long journey, Mariana discovers her own strength and wisdom, and moves from hatred to reluctant respect and finally to an abiding love for her captor, the Ambassador Paulus. She learns in time to understand the gift of healing given her by the power of Apollo. At last the road leads her back to Rome and a final, surprising happiness.... (435-noto) .

$9.95

MECCA
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MECCA

By William Deverell

Toronto: McClelland & Stewart. Near Fine in Good+ dust jacket. 1983. First Edition. Hardcover. 0771026668 . HC/DJ - near fine/good. Hardcover is clean, tight and unmarked, slight wear at corners and spine ends. Dustjacket is scuffed with light edgewear and several small edge tears and chips, not price clipped. First Canadian edition. This Canadian author's third novel; a white-knuckle excursion into the world of terrorism and espionage. "Prominent European Zionists are being systematically murdered by an elusive terrorist group, The Rotkommando....In a remote camp in the Italian Alps, Heinrich Hesselmann, Haupt General and found of Group Seven International, pushes a captured Rotkommando terrorist to the brink of madness. The only information he gets is the word 'Mecca'..." [700]; 8vo .

$11.95

A LONG MADNESS
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A LONG MADNESS

By Barolini, Antonio

Pantheon Books. Fine in Good dust jacket. 1964. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Hardcover clean and unmarked, some bumping to spine ends. Jacket is age tanned with several small edge tears and chips, light soiling, partial price sticker on front, small peel to that area. Translated from the Italian by Helen Barolini. "This distinguished novel by one of the most prominent Italian writers centers around the them of religious bigotry and its disintegrating effect on the mind of Maria-Assunta, "a young woman of good family..." [550] ; 8vo .

$14.50

THE HONORARY PATRON
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THE HONORARY PATRON

By Hodgins, Jack

Tornto: McClelland & Stewart. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1987. First Edition. Hardcover. 0771041896 . HC/DJ - fine/near fine. Excellent condition. Hardcover clean and unmarked, slight bumping to spine ends. Jacket has a little scuffing and slight crinkling to spine ends. "You can't go home again. Or can you? Or, more to the point, should you even try? These are the questions that confront Jeffrey Crane, former art historian and teacher, when his comfortable retirement in Switzerland is suddenly interrupted .... ; 8vo; 333 pages; . ..By the book's end we have brushed close to terrorism, death and evil. Yet the major themes - of love, friendship, aging and above all of belonging - have received thoughtful new treatment in an exuberant book that will make you feel very good about life. " [650] .

$13.95

THE RETURN House of Israel, Volume 1
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THE RETURN House of Israel, Volume 1

By Marcum, Robert

Covenant Communications. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 2002. First Edition. Hardcover. 1591560675 . House of Israel, Vol. 1. HC/DJ - near fine. Hardcover clean and tight, fine other than name written small inside front cover and a little bumping to spine ends. Jacket has some scuffing and light edge crinkling, not clipped, no tears. "An electrifying and emotional novel about one woman's desperate quest for her freedom, the obstacles that stand in her way, and the support of a faithful man that gives her the strength to see her journey to the end.." [800]; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 437 pages .

$11.95

FOR RICHER FOR RICHER
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FOR RICHER FOR RICHER

By Gray, Dulcie

London: MacDonald & Co.. Good+ in Good+ dust jacket. 1970. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0356030571 . Ex-library book with brodart cover & usual ex-lib type markings, back pocket, top stamp & dot. Jacket very good under brodart, which has some scuffing.. Pages are clean other than a few earmarks & tape mark inside covers. Light soiling to outer edge of pages. "From London to Tenerife, from Tenerife to Morocco, the author traces a pattern of fidelity and infidelity - the mores and machinations of four people inextricably involved - a novel of sustained suspense. The author's 12th novel. [362-noto] ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall .

$36.50

CORK STREET, NEXT TO THE HATTERS A Novel in Bad Taste
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CORK STREET, NEXT TO THE HATTERS A Novel in Bad Taste

By Johnson, Pamela Hansford

London: Macmillan. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1965. First Edition. Hardcover. 0333059026 . HC/DJ - near fine/VG. Macmillan 1965. Very nice condition. Hardcover is clean and unmarked other than a little spotting to top edge and a small number stamp on last page. Jacket has light scuffing, age tanning, light edgewear and light soiling to rear. A satire on the theatre. In Cork Street is the bookshop run by Cosmo Hines and his once notorious wife, the poet Dorothy Merlin.....; 8vo; After a fatal visit to the theatre, accompanied by the reluctant Tom Hariot, to see the latest & least lovely in the current wave of plays, Tom's appalled reaction is to devote himself to writing a play of such unparalleled obscenity and sadism that no manager would dare or wish to present it.....The final battle between Tom & the supporters of his literary Frankenstein's monster is memorably funny...." [405-notosl] .

$8.95

THE ULTIMATE CONTACT

By Tyler, Kathy

New Brunswick: Fiddlehead Poetry Books. Very Good+. 1978. First Edition. Softcover. 0920110622 . Very nice, clean copy. Slight edgewear to cover, age tanning to edges. Pages clean and intact, no markings. Only 600 copies published. "...No matter how painful or joyful a situation is the poet tries to frame it in poetic form, thus objectifying the experience. The poem transcends the reality of the situation and oneself, therefore defying time and space. In doing so, it expresses truth. "--Kathy Tyler [os]; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

$18.95

FIVE STORIES
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FIVE STORIES

By Watson, Sheila

Toronto: Coach House Books. Very Good. 1984. First Edition. Softcover. 0889102988 . Very good condition. Cover has light edge/corner wear, some corner curling. Pages all intact and clean other than a spaceship stamp on endpage, very light soiling outer edge of pages. Five short stories by the author of the Canadian celebrated novel, The Double Hook. Includes: 'Brother Oedipus', 'The Black Farm', 'Antigone', 'The Rumble Seat', and 'The Four Animals'. (os) ; 8vo .

$17.50

KATHERINE
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KATHERINE

By Min, Anchee

New York: Riverhead Books. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1995. First Edition. Hardcover. HC/DJ - fine/near fine. Hardcover is clean and unnmarked, a little bumping to spine ends. Jacket has very light edgewear and scuffing/light scratches, not clipped. ; 8vo; "Traveling to China during the Cultural Revolution to become an English teacher, the free-spirited, Beatles' music-loving Katherine awakens in her students a desire for Western lifestyles and becomes caught in a doomed love triangle. A first novel. By the author of Red Azalea. ". [700] .

$13.95

THE PILLARS OF SOLOMON Advance Uncorrected Bound Manuscript
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THE PILLARS OF SOLOMON Advance Uncorrected Bound Manuscript

By Land, Jon

Forge Books. Very Good. 1999. First Edition. 0312868197 . Softcover. Cover has light edge & corner wear, light soiling, creasing to front. Internal pages are clean & unmarked. "In his 20th book, Land offers a bracing sequel to the well-received thriller, The Walls of Jericho, once again featuring Palestinian detective and ex-Detroit cop Ben Kamal, and Jerusalem police inspector Danielle Barnea, Ben's old flame. Delving into the disappearance of the 12-year-old daughter of a Jericho woman, Ben is warned of a planned suicide bombing in Tel Aviv's Atarim Square...." ; 8vo .

$12.50

ANDY RUSSELL'S CAMPFIRE STORIES
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ANDY RUSSELL'S CAMPFIRE STORIES

By Russell, Andy

Mcclelland & Stewart. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1998. First Edition. Hardcover. 077107882X . HC/DJ - near fine/VG. Harcover is clean and unmarked, very light edgewear and a little fading to edges, slightly cocked forward at spine. Jacket has light edgewear, scuffing and creasing to front flap, not price clipped. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; "Andy Russell was a master storyteller, and this collection of new and previously published tales evokes as if by magic the irresistible allure of the campfire. It’s not hard to imagine the starry sky above and the sound of the pack horses as they sleepily crop the grass nearby. Some of Andy’s tales are about his own youth. Others are part of western lore and the history of the west. Others concern those whose trails crossed his, or whose legends he heard over campfires long ago. Some of the stories dwell in the past, and others deal in the present. Some are about horses, grizzlies, owls, and other wildlife; some commemorate old mountain men or cunning city slickers. What all these yarns have in common is the unique style of the most celebrated of all Canadian cowboys, the inimitable Andy Russell. " [700] .

$22.95

EMPEROR OF THE EAST SLOPE
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EMPEROR OF THE EAST SLOPE

By Warner, John

Ilthyn Productions. Near Fine. 2005. First Edition. Softcover. 0973796707 . Signed/inscribed by author on title page: "To ___ Best Wishes, John Warner 27 Aug. 05 (Mocha's Dad) " . Very nice condition. Cover has light edge/corner wear, slight corner curling. Pages clean and intact, no markings. "From the death and suffering on the battlefields of Europe in two wars, to family rivalry and bitter feuding with enemies, the eventual success of the members of the Edmunds family is steeped in the Province's history. "; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by Author .

$15.95

FLANNELLED FOOL A Slice of Life in the Thirties
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FLANNELLED FOOL A Slice of Life in the Thirties

By Worsley, T. C.

London: Alan Ross. Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1969. Third Printing. Hardcover. B0006DKPOW . HC/DJ - fine/VG+. 3rd printing 1969. Hardcover is clean, tight and unmarked, one small tear on last endpaper. Jacket has very light edgewear, age tanning, light soiling, a little sticker residue on front, not clipped. A novel based on the author's real experiences growing up in the 1930's Cambridge but with names and places changed. ; 8vo; "T. C. Worsley's study in autobiography is brave, enlightened and readable; in parts explicitly, and in spirit thoughout, it it admirably comic...His youth is the story of a biologically retarded homosexual aesthete struggling, through confusion and consternation into self-acceptance, to get out from inside an athlete, almost a hearty. "-Edward Hyams, New Statesman. (400-noto) .

$18.50

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