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1 Acorn (Milton) The Tamarack Review.

Vancouver: William Hoffer, 1988. Red-brown cloth, marbled end papers, printed paper label on front cover. Designed by Penny Goldsmith, an edition of 300 copies privately issued for distribution at the fourth Vancouver Antiquarian Book Fair, March 11, 12 and 13, 1988. This is one of 26 lettered copies, handbound by Terry Rutherford, and signed by the discoverer and editor, Schlomo Katz. [We believe Schlomo Katz to be a pseudonym of William Hoffer]. Laid in is a copy of the regular edition in wrappers, one of 300. Both copies are in fine condition. Woodsworth A52a & A52b. 
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Linnet. A Romance., Allen (Grant)
2 Allen (Grant) Linnet. A Romance.

NY: Grosset & Dunlap, (c.1900). A contemporary reprint of the 1900 New Amsterdam edition. Curiously, this copy is in the red printed wrappers of the New Amsterdam Book Company, with "Fifth Edition" lettered at the top of the front cover. The ads at the rear are for Grosset & Dunlap. An unusual mixed issue. The book has been pasted into the later wrappers of Pratt's Circulating Library, Denver, Co. The spine and cover edges are covered by the later wrappers, and there is a bit of cover damage where they have pulled away. In general, a clean and very good copy otherwise. 
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Mr. Grant Allen's New Story "Michael's Crag". With three-hundred and fifty marginal illustrations in silhouette by Francis Carruthers Gould and Alec Carruthers Gould., Allen (Grant)
3 Allen (Grant) Mr. Grant Allen's New Story "Michael's Crag". With three-hundred and fifty marginal illustrations in silhouette by Francis Carruthers Gould and Alec Carruthers Gould.

London: Leadenhall Press / Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent, 1893. First edition. Original green cloth, lettered in dark green. Fading to spine and edges, some wear to spine ends and hinges, about very good otherwise. 32-page publishers's catalogue bound in at the rear. The American edition was published the same year by Rand, McNally. 
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The Lower Slopes. Reminiscences of Excursions Round the Base of Helicon, Undertaken for the Most Part in Early Manhood., Allen (Grant)
4 Allen (Grant) The Lower Slopes. Reminiscences of Excursions Round the Base of Helicon, Undertaken for the Most Part in Early Manhood.

London: Elkin Mathews & John Lane / Chicago: Stone & Kimball, 1894. Brown cloth, spine and front cover designed and lettered in gilt. First edition. Illustrated title page. Publisher's catalogue at rear dated 1893, for the English publisher. Corners slightly bumped, but a nice clean copy, mostly unopened. One of 600 copies for England. Kramer [16]. A book of verse, dedicated to Edward Clodd. 
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The Lower Slopes. Reminiscences of Excursions Round the Base of Helicon, Undertaken for the Most Part in Early Manhood., Allen (Grant)
5 Allen (Grant) The Lower Slopes. Reminiscences of Excursions Round the Base of Helicon, Undertaken for the Most Part in Early Manhood.

London: Elkin Mathews & John Lane / Chicago: Stone & Kimball, 1894. Brown cloth, spine and front cover designed and lettered in gilt. First edition. Illustrated title page. Publisher's catalogue at rear dated 1893, for the English publisher. Some fraying to head of spine, light shelf wear to edges; there are two bookplates on the inner front cover - one is that of noted collector Adrian Homer Goldstone. A very good copy otherwise. One of 600 copies for England. Kramer [16]. A book of verse, dedicated to Edward Clodd. 
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6 Allen (Grant) The Woman Who Did.

Boston: Roberts Bros / London: John Lane, 1895. First American edition. Blue decorative cloth, front cover designed and lettered in dark blue, spine lettered in gilt. Key design in dark blue on back cover. Ownership signature on front end paper, dated 1895; a bright and attractive copy. Issued as Volume VIII in the Keynote Series, with the characteristic binding design; copies are also seen in green cloth. The British edition, which has priority, was in a slightly larger format. Allen's controversial novel about a woman who defies the convention of marriage. It was filmed twice (1915 & 1925), and several books were written in response including THE WOMAN WHO DIDN'T and THE WOMAN WHO WOULDN'T. 
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7 Anderson (Patrick) A Tent For April. poems.

Montreal: First Statement, 1945. First edition. Plain wrappers, stapled, in a yellow printed dust jacket. Some dust soiling of jacket, moderate wear to the spine, and a previous owner's name & address in pen on the upper front wrapper, otherwise a clean very good copy. 
Price: 65.00 CAD
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The Colour as Naked., Anderson (Patrick)
8 Anderson (Patrick) The Colour as Naked.

Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1953. First edition. Issued as Indian File: 6. Patterned boards, maroon cloth spine lettered in gilt. Light gray end papers. A fine copy in a nice dust jacket, some darkening to the spine and a few short tears to edges. A better than usual copy of this book, as the jacket is fragile. 
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Bookplate., Atwood (Margaret)
9 Atwood (Margaret) Bookplate.

A printed bookplate, 3X4 inches, illustration printed in red and text in black. The illustration, with 'Margaret Atwood' printed beneath, is of a peacock with a human female torso, topless. Lettering is, above: EX LIBRIS and below: Ars Longa, Vita Brevis. Condition is fine. We have several copies available. The Latin epigram, translated by Seneca from a phrase by Hippocrates, means: Life is Short, Art is Forever. The Art referred to by Hippocrates was that of medicine. The quote is often misattributed to Horace. It is used in Atwood's novel ORYX AND CRAKE, with which this bookplate is surely somehow associated; perhaps a promotional item? 
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Lady Oracle., Atwood (Margaret)
10 Atwood (Margaret) Lady Oracle.

NY: Simon and Schuster, (1976). Advance uncorrected proof copy of the first American edition. Tall, yellow wrappers, perfect-bound. Some dust soiling to wrappers, otherwise nearly fine. Lists a "Probable publication" date on the front cover. Inscribed and signed by the author (as "Peggy") in 1976. One sheet of printed promotional material taped to the inner front cover. 
Price: 150.00 CAD
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11 Barbarian Press Prospectus. The Blue Roofs Of Japan: A Score for Interpenetrating Voices / Robert Bringhurst.

Crispin & Jan Elsted / Barbarian Press, (1986). Blue-gray wrappers lettered in black. A 4-page booklet, handsomely printed. This is a prospectus for the Robert Bringhurst book, which Barbarian issued in an edition of 100 signed copies in 1986. Mentioned within is the other issue of the book, published by William Hoffer, which was limited to 150 copies, for inclusion in TANKS. A little sunned at edges, the upper corner is a bit bent, but basically fine. Laid in is another Barbarian Press prospectus - a single illustrated sheet printed in black & red, announcing the publication of A CHRISTMAS CAROL, or, The Miser's Warning (1984). The two items: 
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12 Birney (Earle) Words on Waves. Selected Radio Plays.

Kingston & Toronto: Quarry Press/CBC, (1985). First edition. Green boards, spine lettered in silver. A nice copy in the pictorial dust jacket. Inscribed and signed from Birney to Raymond Souster and his wife ('Ray & Lia'), and additionally signed by Birney on the half-title page, where he has crossed out his printed name and replaced it with the signature. A nice association copy. 
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13 Bissett (Bill) -et al. Blewointment Press. Th Combind Blewointment Open Picture Book

Vancouver: Blewointment Press, 1972. Decorative wrappers, yellow taped spine. A nice clean copy. Contributors include Copithorne, Atwood, Bissett, Bowering, Macewen, Reaney, others. Limited to 500 copies. 
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Image-Nation 13. (the telephone, Blaser (Robin)
14 Blaser (Robin) Image-Nation 13. (the telephone

[np, nd - Vancouver: Talonbooks, 1974]. A poetry broadside, one sheet measuring 13 X 20 inches. Light dust soiling, some light creasing to margin, basically fine. 
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15 Blaser (Robin) Image-Nations 1-12 & The Stadium of the Mirror.

London: Ferry Press, 1974. First edition. Light brown cloth lettered in dark brown. A fine copy in a very lightly worn dust jacket, one short tear in upper edge. Limited to 500 copies, of which 26 were numbered, bound in cloth, and supposed to include an original holograph poem by Blaser; this copy is bound in cloth, it is signed by Blaser on the colophon leaf, but out-of-series (not numbered), and it does not contain a holograph poem. Perhaps a gift or review copy. From the stock of William Hoffer, with his distinctive cost code on the front fly leaf. 
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16 Blaser (Robin) [anonymous] A Marriage Ceremony for Karen Tallman & Brian DeBeck.

[Vancouver: Talon, 1976]. First edition. Blue-gray wrappers; a single sheet, once folded to create a booklet measuring 12.5 X 19 inches. Signed by Blaser on the back cover; "Robin". Some sunning along edges, a few pencil marks to lower corner, otherwise nice. A marriage ceremony, in verse. Apparently 225 copies were printed. 
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The Jesup North Pacific Expedition. I. - Facial Paintings of the Indians of Northern British Columbia., Boas (Franz)
17 Boas (Franz) The Jesup North Pacific Expedition. I. - Facial Paintings of the Indians of Northern British Columbia.

[NY]: Museum of Natural History, 1898. Issued as the Memoirs of the American Museum of Natural History, Volume II. Anthropology. I. The Jesup North Pacific Expedition. June 16, 1898. 4to. Original printed wrappers. 24 pp. text plus 6 b&w plates of facial paint designs, and a map printed in red & black. Three strips of tape at the spine, some splitting to spine, in general a clean very good copy, partly unopened. 
Price: 75.00 CAD
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Spencer & Groulx. from the forthcoming novel Caprice., Bowering (George)
18 Bowering (George) Spencer & Groulx. from the forthcoming novel Caprice.

Vancouver: William Hoffer, 1985. First edition. Brown pictorial boards. Of 326 copies printed, this is copy M of 26 lettered copies in boards, signed by Bowering. Fine copy. A chapbook, printing a short excerpt from Bowering's then-forthcoming novel CAPRICE. This book saw very limited distribution, and is consequently uncommon. Designed by Robert Bringhurst. Woodsworth A35b. 
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Spencer & Groulx. from the forthcoming novel Caprice., Bowering (George)
19 Bowering (George) Spencer & Groulx. from the forthcoming novel Caprice.

Vancouver: William Hoffer, 1985. First edition. Brown pictorial boards. Of 326 copies printed, this is copy N of 26 lettered copies in boards, signed by Bowering. Fine copy. A chapbook, printing a short excerpt from Bowering's then-forthcoming novel CAPRICE. This book saw very limited distribution, and is consequently uncommon. Designed by Robert Bringhurst. Woodsworth A35b. 
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Sticks & Stones. poems by George Bowering with a preface by Robert Creeley., Bowering (George)
20 Bowering (George) Sticks & Stones. poems by George Bowering with a preface by Robert Creeley.
Vancouver: TISHBOOKS, [1962]. 
First edition. 44 pages. The unbound sheets, flat and unfolded. Drawings by Gordon Payne. No text on page 43. Some faint edge wear, but condition is basically fine. Never actually published, this is one of a few unbound copies which have survived. From the Canadian Literature stock of William Hoffer, Bookseller. An unabridged edition was published in 1989, the review of which says, referring to this edition: "The publication of Sticks & Stones, George Bowering’s first book of poems, has been one of Canada’s great literary mysteries for almost three decades. Rumoured to have been published by the Rattlesnake Press in 1962, yet only ever found in the darkened vaults of secretive bibliophiles in the form of imperfectly collated, incomplete press proofs, sans cover, several poems and original drawings by Gordon Payne, this book has remained hidden from public view while Bowering’s literary career blossomed...." 
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