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THE PELICAN ANNUAL
Kingston, Jamaica: Univeristy of the West Indies, 1956.
Octavo, maroon pictorial boards printed in yellow. (120) pp. Photos in text. Inscribed by the editor in 1956. Staples rusty at rear, else fine. Yearbook of University College, University of the West Indies.
$30.00 Book Number: 12646 Order / Enquire
Belize City: Government Information Service, no date (1961?),
Octavo, pp 35, i-vii, stapled in cream card covers. Staples slightly rusty; 1 cm split at head of spine, soft creases, VG. The last section contains photos and notes on the authors. According to the introduction by Education Minister J.W. Macmillan, he believed this to be the first anthology of Belize poetry published in that country. Very scarce. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
$65.00 Book Number: 45633 Order / Enquire
BELIZEAN POETS VOLUME TWO (cover title)
Belize City: Government Information Service, no date (1965?),
Squarish 12mo, pp 69 stapled in white illustrated card covers. Last leaf is creased, with insect holes to bottom margin (no text lost). Contains a Foreword by Premier George Price and the text of a tribute he read at the National Memorial Service on 1 Sept., 1965. This may be the second anthology of Belize poetry published in that country. Scarce. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
$65.00 Book Number: 45634 Order / Enquire
WOMEN DO THIS EVERY DAY. Selected Poems.
Toronto: Women's Press, 1993.
Colour card covers (not issued in hardcover). Light surface scratches to rear cover, else fine. Noted Toronto Jamaican-Canadian dub poet.
$15.00 Book Number: 11883 Order / Enquire
WOMEN DO THIS EVERY DAY: selected poems
Toronto: Women's Press, 1993.
pp 144. Fine copy of this collection of dub poetry by an African-Canadian author from Jamaica.
$15.00 Book Number: 41429 Order / Enquire
A CASUAL BRUTALITY
Toronto: Macmillan, 1988.
Blue boards. Tiny soil spot to fore margin of pp 23-26 and to upper outer corner of p. 132; small bruise to lower outer corners of covers; light spots to top page edges and faint soiling to page edges; book very slightly leaned; VG otherwise. Jacket has soft creases to lower margin of rear panel, minute wear to spine tips, else fine. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR on the title page "For _____, thanks for a great interview. I really enjoyed it. Neil. Toronto, Sept., 1988." Additionally signed in full by the author at the top margin. Acclaimed first novel, second book, by this Trinidadian-born Canadian author, nephew of V.S. Naipaul. Set in the fictional West Indian republic of Casaquemada.
$40.00 Book Number: 7243 Order / Enquire
DIGGING UP THE MOUNTAINS: selected stories (Signed UK proof)
London: Andre Deutsch, c1985, 1986.
Octavo, blue printed card covers in dust jacket. Signed by the author. Unusually, the jacket was stapled to the covers by the publishers. It is rumpled along the top edge because it is a bit taller than the book, there is a partial ring stain with some skinning to the front panel, and there are tears to the lower rear flap where pulled loose from the staple. The book itself has a vertical crease reading crease to inner margin of first leaf, else fine. The Trinidadian-Canadian author's first book. This proof was made from the Toronto: Macmillan, 1985, plates, but the UK edition was published in 1986. V.S. Naipaul is the author's uncle and highly praised this book.
$65.00 Book Number: 42138 Order / Enquire
CHOICE OF STRAWS.
London: Bodley Head, 1965.
Brown boards. Gilt oval new bookstore ticket to lower inner corner of front free endpaper, else fine in fine, price-clipped dust jacket, with art by Raymond Williams. A lovely copy of this uncommon title, the third novel of this West Indian author of TO SIR, WITH LOVE.
$30.00 Book Number: 15774 Order / Enquire
IN ANOTHER PLACE, NOT HERE Iinscribed)
Toronto: Knopf Canada, 1996.
Blue boards. Fine in fine jacket. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR on title page "For____, in sisterhood, Dionne Brand, 15/2/98". First novel of this Trinidad-born Toronto poet, set in Toronto and the West Indies. Brand won the 1997 Governor-General's Award for Poetry for LAND TO LIGHT ON. This is her first novel.
$25.00 Book Number: 8675 Order / Enquire
IN ANOTHER PLACE, NOT HERE
Toronto: Knopf Canada, 1996.
Octavo, blue boards. Fine in fine jacket. First novel of this Trinidad-born Toronto poet, set in Toronto and the West Indies. Brand won the 1997 Governor-General's Award for Poetry for LAND TO LIGHT ON.
$15.00 Book Number: 43793 Order / Enquire
CAMPBELL, Junior (a.k.a. Melchizedek)
St. Michael, Barbados: Printed by Tropical Print Services, 1994.
Octavo, (3)-(62) pp, stapled, in black & white glossy card covers. Fine copy. Poetry by a Barbados author.
$20.00 Book Number: 11768 Order / Enquire
IN THIS CITY
Toronto: Exile Editions, 1992.
Octavo, card covers. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR to a Canadian author, impresario, and old friend who brought him to readings inToronto, with the inscribee's tidy ink name and date at front. "For____ better than most Austin Clarke 21 January 1977". A collection of eight short stories of West Indians in Toronto. Fine copy. Not issued in hardcover.
$35.00 Book Number: 37828 Order / Enquire
THE POLISHED HOE
Toronto: Thomas Allen, 2002.
Octavo, black boards. Fine copy. Dust jacket (no Giller Prize sticker) has creases to front flap. light rubbing at head of spine, near fine. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR on the title page on 02 Oct., 2002. A novel from the noted Barbadian-Canadian author, it won Canada's coveted Giller Prize. Set in the West Indies. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.
$40.00 Book Number: 38233 Order / Enquire
THE PRIME MINISTER. A novel
London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1978.
Octavo, red boards. p 191. Light evidence of removed sticker on front free endpaper, else fine in fine, price-clipped jacket. Inscribed by the author to a Toronto writer and impresario who had Clarke to a reading "To____, on the occasion of Mont Blanc who wined & dined us, on 9 October, 1991 without the gift of a pen. Be cool, with love, Austin Clarke", with the inscribee's 1991 ink ownership signature above. A novel of political discontent on a small Caribbean island by the noted Canadian author originally from Barbados.
$50.00 Book Number: 38884 Order / Enquire
THE PRIME MINISTER. A Novel
Don Mills, Ontario: General Publishing, 1977.
The simultaneous paper issue. Octavo, card covers. Minor rubbing to spine folds, else fine. Inscribed by the author "For___, my neighbour & friend. Love, Austin Clarke. 20 June, 1980. Toronto". A novel set in the West Indies by this noted Toronto author originally from Barbados.
$35.00 Book Number: 42649 Order / Enquire
THE PRIME MINISTER
Toronto: Exile Editions, 1994.
Glossy card covers. Inscribed by the author on the title page "For _______ with love, Austin Clarke, 8 Mar 96". Damp stains with some rippling to lower corners, clean unworn copy otherwise. A novel of an exile's return to his Caribbean island after independence, by the noted Barbardian-Canadian author. First published in hardcover in 1977.
$10.00 Book Number: 42650 Order / Enquire
CATHEDRAL OF THE AUGUST HEAT. Translated by Bridget Jones
London: Readers International, 1982.
Yellow boards. Text paper tanned, as always, else fine in fine jacket. A novel of Haiti.
$19.50 Book Number: 41419 Order / Enquire
CANADIAN JUNGLE TEA. Poems.
Toronto: Khoisan Artists, 1975.
Octavo, pp 47, stapled in card covers. Vern nearly fine copy of a book of verse by this Trinidadian-Canadian author based in Toronto.
$15.00 Book Number: 35244 Order / Enquire
CALYPSOS, SYMPHONIES AND INCEST.
Toronto: Arawak Publishing House, 1974.
Orange boards. (iv), 123 pp. Fine in fine jacket. The book is "a hard hitting, carefully constructed indictment of Western European society. The author utilizes the medium of music as a mirror with which to present some startling , disturbing and definitive statements on the status of women, and homosexuality. He shrewdly weaves a strong case against the social divisiveness of Western European music (classical music), in all cultures, and remarkably presents a new refreshing perspective of folk music, modern jazz, and calypso." - jacket flap. Author was born in Barbados and took up the formal study of the violin. After schooling in the USA, including post-graduate study at the Peabody Conservatory of Music, he immigrated to Canada in 1972.
$25.00 Book Number: 9934 Order / Enquire
COASTLAND. New and Selected Poems (1973-1987).
Oakville, Ontario: Mosaic Press, 1989.
119 pp, in glossy card covers (not issued in hardcover). Sunning to spine and inner margin o front cover, else a fine copy. This second state crudely corrects the errors on the half-title and title pages. Guyanese-Canadian author.
$15.00 Book Number: 16552 Order / Enquire