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WHAT EVERY WOMAN KNOWS

By J. M. Barrie

Toronto: Musson Book Company. Very Good. 1945. First Edition. Hardcover. 1st Musson edition. Hardcover in very good condition, no dustjacket. Cover is clean, with light wear to corners. Pages are all intact, and clean other than a couple small pencil markings seen and one earmark. One small edge tear. A popular play, basis for the 1921 William de Mille film with Conrad Nagel as a lowly railroad porter who rises to great political heights thanks to the untrumpeted wisdom of his speech-writing wife, played by Lois Wilson. (190os,0814) ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 137 pages .

$9.95

Lives Touch

By Ellis Ovesen

Winona, MN: St. Mary's College Press. Very Good. 1973. First Edition. Softcover. Pages all clean and unmarked other that St. Mary's Press stamp on first page. Cover has some age tanning, light soiling, a little moreso to rear) and light edge/corner wear. B/w illustrations by Pat Silver. A lovely illustrated book of poetry. (185os,0514); 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

$17.50

MEMORY ROOM
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MEMORY ROOM

By Blanding, Don

Dood, Mead & Company. Very Good. 1937. First Edition; Fourth Printing. Hardcover. Signed by author opposite author photo near front, "Aloha, Don Blanding". Hardcover, no jacket. Interior pages clean other than inscription on endpage and small name stamp near front. Cover has light wear and rubbing to edges and corners, light soiling, a few small ink (? ) markings on front cover. Beautifully illustrated by the author. A series of poems, mostly about Hawaii by this popular American poet. Notes: Mokihana Lei was written for Lahilahi Webb. Aunty Pinau was written for Aunty Pinau. The Little Girl Across the Street was written for Joan Crawford. Flight was written for Amelia Earhart. Slumbertime Hour was written for Lewis TeeGarden, radio personality. Tired Vagabond was written for Jim and Margaret Northe. [300-osl? ]; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; Signed by Author .

$12.95

GREAT SCENES FROM MINORITY PLAYWRIGHTS  Seventy-Four Scenes of Cultural  Diversity
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GREAT SCENES FROM MINORITY PLAYWRIGHTS Seventy-Four Scenes of Cultural Diversity

By Cassady, Marsh

Meriwether Publishing, Ltd.. Very Good. 1997. First Edition. Softcover. 1566080290 . Ex-library book, but still in very good condition - sturdy laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings such as front and spine sticker. Internal pages are clean and tight, a little soiling to outer edge of pages. Laminate on cover has light wear to edges. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 341 pages; A unique collection of 74 scenes from plays by minority playwrights designed to make students aware of cultural diversity in American Theatre. Providing a stepping stone to the study of minority writing, the book presents a variety of scenes for acting and directing practice. Instead of isolated cuttings from a large number of plays, a number of scenes from single plays are included. [510] .

$9.50

ONE LEAF SHAKING Collected Later Poems 1977-1990
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ONE LEAF SHAKING Collected Later Poems 1977-1990

By Skelton, Robin

Porcepic Books. Very Good. 1996. First Edition. Softcover. 0888783701 . 1996 printing. Cover different than stock photo. Ex-library book, but still in very good condition - sturdy laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings such as front and spine sticker. Internal pages clean and tight, age tanning to page edges and inside covers. Cover has light scuffing and light wear at corners. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 274 pages; One Leaf Shaking is the first collection of Robin Skelton's later poetry in one volume, written during his fifties and sixties. The poems are taken from: Landmarks (1979) , Limits (1981) , Distances (1985) and Openings (1988) , as well as two chapbooks and a manuscript. The book includes 17 poems which have not previously appeared in book format. In spare, direct language Skelton skillfully illuminates the small quotidian wonders of life on Canada's west coast. His writing is tactile, tender, written as if whispered in confidence to a close friend. [335-noto] .

$9.50

A QUIET GAME  And other early works
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A QUIET GAME And other early works

By Atwood, Margaret Eleanor

Juvenilia Press. Very Good+. 1997. First Edition. Softcover. 0969827180 . Very scarce title. Ex-library book, but still in great condition - sturdy laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings. Pages are clean and tight. Cover has a little scuffing. 27 pages. Edited & annotated by Kathy Chung & Sherrill Grace. Contents: A Quiet Game, Pause Before Transition and A Recent Grave. "Being young also means being helpless before the tormenting inequities, inexplicable savageries, and sheer power of our friends, our older siblings, our teachers, and our parents. In this collection of early works, Atwood never flinches from these truths about the condition of childhood and youth." (from rear cover) [*lower shipping avail to all locations on this lighter book - 111osl]; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 27 pages .

$35.00

VOICES FROM FRANCE
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VOICES FROM FRANCE

By Azama, Michel & Koffi Kwahule, Jose Pliya, Veronique Olmi & Timothee De Fombelle

Banff Centre Press. Near Fine. 2006. First Edition. Softcover. 189477325x . Excellent condition, clean and unmarked. Cover has a little scuffing and light wear/curling at corners. An anthology of five contemporary French plays in translation. From the France/Banff Translation Exchange. Includes: Night Zoo - Azama; Baby Stain - Kwahule; The Last Morning - Pliya; Mathilde - Olmi and The Lighthouse - de Fombelle. Editor: Maureen LaBonte. [505] ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 321 pages .

$17.50

THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY BACKGROUND

By Willey, Basil

Doubleday Anchor. Good. 1953. Softcover. Several pages have some pencil underlining. Cover has light to moderate edge & corner wear, light bumping/creasing upper edge of pages, creasing to spine. "The thought of the age in relation to religion & poetry". [192-noto]; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall .

$2.50

THE FABER BOOK OF BLUE VERSE

By Whitworth, John (editor)

Faber & Faber. Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1990. First Edition. Hardcover. 0571140955 . HC/DJ - near fine/VG+. Hardcover is clean, tight and unmarked other than very light stain to bottom edge. Pages have age tanning to edges. Jacket (now in brodart sleeve) has light edge & corner wear and a few tiny tears. Light scuffing to protective sleeve. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 224 pages; "Making Love to Marilyn Monroe: The Faber Book of Blue Verse presents a variety of candidly sexual verse through the centuries from Catullus and Chaucer to modern poets like T. S. Eliot, Kingsley Amis, Seamus Heaney, James Fenton, Kit Wright, Craig Raine and Wendy Cope. Here the bawdy goes hand in hand with emotional, intellectual, confessional, and satirical touching tributes to that perennially fascinating subject - sex." [495] .

$19.50

HANA'S SUITCASE ON STAGE
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HANA'S SUITCASE ON STAGE

By Levine, Karen & Emil Sher

Second Story Press. Near Fine. 2007. First Edition. Softcover. 189718705x . Signed by Emil Sher (play author) on title page. Excellent condition, clean and intact. Cover has a little scuffing and slight corner wear. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 171 pages; Since its publication in 2002, the story of Hana Brady has captured the hearts and minds of schoolchildren and adults around the globe. Now with its March 2006 world stage premiere at the Lorraine Kimsa Theatre for Young People in Toronto, Hana's story has come alive even more. Hana's Suitcase On Stage is a unique volume that combines the story and images of the original book by Karen Levine with the complete script of award-winning playwright Emil Sher's theatrical adaptation. It's a must-read -- and a must-act -- for teachers and schoolchildren from coast to coast. [426-osl]; Signed by Author .

$13.95

TRIBUTES TO THE SCARLET RIDERS An Anthology of Mountie Poems

By Kuhn, Edgar A.

Surrey, B. C.: Heritage House. Very Good+. 2003. First Edition. Softcover. 1894384709 . Ex-library book, but still in excellent condition - sturdy laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings. Very clean, overall wear is light. This engaging collection of verse captures the history and experiences of the Mounties from the 1800s to the present day. Ranging from humerous to poignant, they reflect the moods and adventures of Arctic survivors, plains horsemen, vulnerable trainees, and witty veterans..... [osl-246]; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

$9.95

A Brave and Violent Theatre Monologues, Scenes and Critical Context from 20th Century Irish Drama

By Dixon, Michael Bigelow; Volansky, Michele

Smith & Kraus. Good. 1995. First Edition. Softcover. 1880399717 . Cover has some scuffing, moderate edge wear, and curling of corners. Interior is clean and intact. "This is a splendid anthology. It covers almost a century of Irish theatrical writing, and includes selections from the work of internationally renowned dramatists, as well as from that of younger authors who will undoubtedly become as well known outside the island of Ireland as they already are acclaimed within it." [241-osl]; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 196 pages .

$4.95

OTHER VOICES Volume 3, Number 1, Spring 1990

By Woodbury, Mary (editor)

Alberta Foundation for the Literary Arts. Near Fine. 1990. First Edition. Softcover. Excellent condition, clean & unmarked. Light edge wear to cover. 22 stories & poems from Alberta writers including: Suzanne Longbottom, Kim Morrissey, Mary Billy, Seanna Quressette, Mair, Kathleen G. Hayes, Beth Goobie, Dianne Linden, Luanne Armstrong & others. [osl-145]; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

$13.00

RIDE OFF ANY HORIZON
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RIDE OFF ANY HORIZON

By Daniel, Lorne & Christensen, Peter (editors)

Edmonton, AB: Ne West Publishers. Very Good. 1983. First Edition. Softcover. 0920316786 . Cover has light edge and corner wear, some corner curling, light creasing. Pages are intact and clean, however there is a small amount of written commentary on approx. 5 pages and name written on title page. "The first in a series of biennial anthologies presenting a broad selection of new prairie poetry previously uncollected...." Includes: Mick Burrs, Lorna Crozier, Cathy Ford, Patrick Friesen, Leona Gom, Jim Green, Robert Hilles and others. [os] ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

$9.95

BLAZING FRUIT Selected Poems 1967-1987
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BLAZING FRUIT Selected Poems 1967-1987

By McGough, Roger

U. K.: Penguin Books. Very Good. 1990. Softcover. 0140586520 . Very good condition. Cover has light edge and corner wear, light creasing, small remainder mark bottom edge of pages. Pages clean and unmarked, age tanning to page edges. Poetry. "Witty, irreverent, often deeply moving, a word-juggler who never misses a catch"--Charles Causley. [os]; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

$4.95

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

NICOLETTE A Novel Novel
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NICOLETTE A Novel Novel

By Zend, Robert

Cacanadadada Press. Very Good+. 1993. First Edition. Softcover. Very nice, clean, tight condition. Ex-library with sturdy laminated cover & usual type markings. Light edgewear, light scuffing, a little pink ink marking to bottom corner, light soiling outer edges. Interior pages clean & unmarked. Non-paginated. "Robert Zend takes us into a time warp across two continents as his obsessive love for Nicolette, the unconquered muse, defies fate and gives birth to Nicolette, the book. " [osl]; 8vo .

$8.55

THE SWORDFISH TOOTH
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THE SWORDFISH TOOTH

By Zarin, Cynthia

Alfred A. Knopf. Very Good. 1989. First Edition. Softcover. 0679721401 . Very nice clean copy. Ex-library with sturdy laminated cover & usual type markings. Very light edgewear . Interior pages clean except for a very light pinkish stain on a couple pages. "In her first book, Zarin, a staff writer at the New Yorker , finds her voice most surely in brief lyric poetry suffused with delicate metaphorical power. In "Now, " the poet uncovers the pristine potential at the heart of a dull momentinconspicuous, yet waiting in readiness. In "Snail, " a love poem, the speaker "felt myself / close kin to the snail you found" and, fascinated, observes its "creeping" progress over the body of her beloved. Like the snail, she is a "cartographer of the mysterious / male life, " and this culminating insight is dispassionately convincing. Such poetry is the work of a pure and steadfast sensibility...." (*shipping will be reduced on this lighter book) ; 8vo .

$9.05

HAWAIIAN SOUVENIRS
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HAWAIIAN SOUVENIRS

By Basler, Elsa Cross

Paradise of the Pacific, Ltd.. Good+. 1955. First Edition. Softcover. B004GW3QC2 . Softcover 1955. Cover has moderate edgewear, several creases and one small edge tear, erased price on endpage. Pages are clean and intact. Colour frontispiece by D. Howard Hitchcock. Poems about Hawaii. Includes a glossary of Hawaian terms. (300os) ; 8vo .

$22.00

LYING IN BED

By Howes, Mary

Edmonton, AB: Longspoon Press. Very Good+. 1981. First Edition. Softcover. 0919285066 . Excellent condition, clean and tight, light corner wear. B/w illustrations. 71 pages. A book of poetry. "Lying in bed would be an altogether perfect and supreme experience if only one had a coloured pencil long enough to draw on the ceiling. --Mary Howes" (*lower shipping avail to all locations, osl) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

$10.50

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