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SK Books a Canadian bookseller, with a bookstore in Dysart, Saskatchewan, selling by appointment only. We have to offer a varied selection of first editions in melodramatic and exciting fiction. If you dare to indulge your cravings, we also have classic science fiction, fantasy, and horror. We have for the adventurous, cookbooks and children's & young adult fiction. SK Books has a diverse selection of Canadiana, with an emphasis on exploration and the cultural history of Western Canada.

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( Fiction )   Inventory No. 809

Amis, Kingsley.

Difficulties with Girls

Hutchinson, London, 1988, First Edition, Cloth Covered Boards (Hardcover) 22.0 cm, 276 pp
Near Fine/ Near Fine     The book and dust jacket are in near fine condition, with just a slight roll to book. The interior is clean, bright and tight.
blurb: Difficulties with Girls reveals Amis in sparkling form, with a subject ideally suited to his unnerving talent for exposing the frailties of the spirit and of the flesh.
$ 30.00   ORDER     ( Kingsley Amis, Girls, Queens, )


( Fiction )   Inventory No. 744

Boulle, Pierre.

The Other Side of the Coin

Secker & Warburg, London, 1959, First Edition, Cloth Covered Boards (Hardcover) 19.0 cm, 223 pp
Very Good/ Very Good     The jacket shows rubbing to the bottom edge, with 3 closed 5 mm tears on the back pane. The jacket has a rubbed area 20mmx25mm to front pane, it is also price clipped. The book has bumped spine ends. The interior is clean and bright.
Chinese Terrorist Bands, Patricia an American Woman who thinks she can turn the Communists to Democracy.
$ 45.00   ORDER     ( Chinese, Terrorist, Singapore, Communism )


( Fiction )   Inventory No. 841

Connelly, Michael.

A Darkness More Than Night

Little, Brown and Company, Boston, 2001, First Edition, Paper Covered Boards (Hardcover) 23.5 cm, 418 pp
Near Fine/ Near Fine     Jacket and book are in Near fine condition.
Blurb: McCaleb believes he has unmasked the most frightening killer ever to cross his sights. But his investigation tangles with Bosch's....
$ 15.00   ORDER     ( Connelly, Hollywood, murder )


( Fiction )   Inventory No. 210

Fletcher, J. S..

The Canterbury Mystery

Wm Collins Sons & Co. Ltd., Glasgow, [1933], Reprint, Illustrated Paper Covers (Hardcover) 15.5 cm, 239 pp (2 adv)
Very Good/ Good     The dust-jacket has open tears and to front and back covers. There is rubbing to the edges and corners. The book has no back strip and there is sloppy gluing of title page to fep. The front hinge is loose. With the dust-jacket in place this is a very presentable item.
The Canterbury Mystery A Story of Crime by J. S. Fletcher is now published by the Detective Story Club Ltd Book No. 58 ... Originally published under the title The Ravenswood Mystery. A quote from the dust jacket. Mr. J. S. Fletcher.....has collected together some of his best short detective stories....
$ 40.00   ORDER     ( J. S. Fletcher, Canterbury Mystery, Crime, Detective, )


( Fiction )   Inventory No. 279

Gardiner, James.

The Politician or The Treason of Democracy

Western Producer Prairie Books, Saskatoon, 1975, First Edition, Illustrated Card Covers 21.5 cm, ix; 216 pp includes biographical sketch
No Dust-jacket as Issued/ Very Good     Book shows light rubbing and creasing. This is a very good to near fine copy.
Fictional account of James Gardiner life as a young man. James Gardiner an elected politician in Saskatchewan from 1914 to 1935 served as premier 4 years in total.
$ 15.00   ORDER     ( James Gardiner, Saskatchewan, )


( Fiction )   Inventory No. 87

Gardner, John.

Licence Renewed
Mohan, Mon,
Jonathan Cape and Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1981, First Edition, Cloth Covered Boards (Hardcover) 20.5 cm, 270 pp
Near Fine/ Very Good     The dust-jacket is in near fine condition with no tears . The book shows light bumping to corners and head and foot of spine. The book has some tape residue on the front and back boards. The interior is clean and bright. Overall this is a very nice edition of Licence Renewed.
Bond is back and he's better than ever. Miss Moneypenny thinks so.
$ 65.00   ORDER     ( James bond, John Gardner, spies, intrigue, fiction )


( Fiction )   Inventory No. 823

Goudge, Elizabeth.

Green Dolphin Street

Hodder & Stoughton Limited, Toronto, 1944, First Canadian Edition, Cloth Covered Boards (Hardcover) 22.0 cm, 502 pp
Good/ Very Good     The jacket has rubbing and open and closed tears to edges. There is taping to the dustjacket flaps. Price intact on inside dj. The spine is shows a slight roll and light rubbing to tail of spine and bottom of boards.
Green Dolphin Street made into a the movie of same name 1947. The channel Islands in 1830 a boat called the green dolphin and William, who marries the wrong girl.
$ 20.00   ORDER     ( Green Dolphin, Elizabeth Goudge, )


( Fiction )   Inventory No. 213

Harley, Aidan.

The Zanzibar Chest : A Story of Life, Love, and Death in The Zanzibar Chest: A Story of Life, Love, and Death in Foreign Lands

Atlantic Monthly Press, New York, 2003, First Edition, Paper Covered Boards (Hardcover) 23.5 cm, 414 pp includes acknowledgements
Near Fine/ Near Fine     The book is clean, square and tight.
A fine story
$ 20.00   ORDER     ( dfsa )


( Fiction )   Inventory No. 743

Herge (Translated by Lonsdale-Cooper, Turner).

The Adventures of TinTin The seven Crystal Balls

Methuen Publishing Ltd, Toronto, 1977, Reprint, Illustrated Card Covers 29.5 cm, 62 pp
No Dust-jacket/ Very Good     Shows rubbing along edges, with slight bumping at corners. Clean and bright on the inside.
Its an adventure with TINTIN heehaw.
$ 40.00   ORDER     ( TinTin, Crystal Balls )


( Fiction )   Inventory No. 838

Hoag, Tami.

Dark Horse

Bantam Books, New York, 2002, Facsimile, Paper Covered Boards (Hardcover) 24.0 cm, 435 pp
Near Fine/ Near Fine     Book and jacket are in near fine condition.
Blurb: The wealthy world of the Palm Beach horsey set seems a long way from a cop's world in the narcotics division.
$ 15.00   ORDER     ( Tami Hoag, Florida, Elena Estes )


( Fiction )   Inventory No. 745

Lo Kuang-pin and Yang Yi-yen.

Red Crag

Foreign Language Press, Peking, 1978, First Edition, Paper Covered Boards (Hardcover) 22.0 cm, 606 pp
Very Good/ Near Fine     The dust-jacket shows rubbing and slight chipping to edges. The book is clean and bright and tight.
A quote from the dust jacket. This novel is written by two ex-inmates of the U.S.-Chiang Kai-shek secret service concentration camps in Chunk-king, Szechuan Province, China. The year is 1949
$ 60.00   ORDER     ( China, Communism, Chank kai-shek, concentration camps )


( Fiction )   Inventory No. 325

McCarthy, Cormac.

Cities of the Plain : Volume Three The Border Trilogy

Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1998, First Edition, 1/4 Cloth with Paper Covered Boards (Hardcover) 22.0 cm, 292 pp
Near Fine/ Near Fine     The has light bumping at the spine. The book shows head and tail of spine bumped. This is a near fine combination of Dustjacket and book, with the interior clean, bright and tight.
Cormac McCarthy's third and final volume in the Border Trilogy.
$ 45.00   ORDER     ( Cormac McCarthy, Border, Trilogy Horses, Cattle and Range, )


( Fiction )   Inventory No. 212

Morgan, Marlo.

Message From Forever

Harper Collins, New York, 1998, First Edition, Paper Covered Boards (Hardcover) 21.5 cm, 323 pp
Near Fine/ Near Fine     The dust-jacket shows light rubbing, the boards have light rubbing. The book is clean and tight.
....''message from forever,'' which outlines aboriginal philosophy and principles of good living.....
$ 25.00   ORDER     ( Australia, Aborigine, Spiritual, Twins )


( Fiction )   Inventory No. 211

Morgan, Marlo.

Mutant Message Down Under
Carri Garrison,
Harper Collins, New York, 1994, First Edition, Half-Cloth Paper Covered Boards (Hardcover) 21.5 cm, 187 pp
Near Fine/ Near Fine     The book is clean and tight, the dust-jacket shows light rubbing. Price clipped
A fictional account of a spiritual journey in the outback of Australia with the Aborigines.
$ 20.00   ORDER     ( Australia, Aborigine, Spiritual )


( Fiction )   Inventory No. 209

Priestley, J.B..

The Good Companions

Musson Book Company Ltd., Toronto, (1930), First Canadian Edition, Cloth Covered Boards (Hardcover) 21.0 cm, 640 pp
No Dust-jacket/ Very Good     The book is lightly rubbed along spine edge and corners. The interior pages are clean, with one closed tear.
The story of entertainment after the first world war. Good Companions is a story of one troupe.
$ 25.00   ORDER     ( Entertainment, Priestly, Inigo )


( Fiction Adventure )   Inventory No. 846

Farmer, Philip Jose.

Tarzan Alive : The Definitive Biography of Lord Greystoke

Popular Library, New York, 1976, First Mass Market Paperback, Mass Market PaperBack 17.5 cm, xxii, 328 pp includes bibliograhy & index
No Dust-jacket/ Very Good     The book shows light rubbing to edges and light creasing at spine edge. The book is tight and clean.
''Its's all here, the facts meticulously separated from the fiction. Tarzan Alive
$ 7.00   ORDER     ( Tarzan, Jose farmer, Greystoke )


( Fiction Adventure )   Inventory No. 839

Fleming, Ian.

The Man With the Golden Gun

New American Library (NAL), New York, 1965, BCE, Paper Covered Boards (Hardcover) 21.0 cm, 183 pp
Very Good/ Very Good     Jack has chipping at head and tail of spine also spine is sunned. There is rubbing and closed tears on corners and lower front panel. Interior is clean and bright.
blurb: ....just as Bond pulls out a deadly weapon which he releases directly at his former Chief! Thus begins the last James Bond novel the late Ian Fleming Wrote.
$ 10.00   ORDER     ( James Bond, Ian Fleming, Golden Gun )


( Fiction Adventure )   Inventory No. 826

Jones, James.

The Pistol

Collins, London, 1959, First Edition, Cloth Covered Boards (Hardcover) 20.0 cm, 159 pp
Good/ Good     The jacket show open and closed tears to corners there is rubbing to spine and fore edges. The interior has foxing to front and back paste down and ffep also to bfep.
Every one wants their pistol back, a continuation of From Here to Eternity.
$ 15.00   ORDER     ( Pistol, James Jones, War )


( Fiction - Canadian )   Inventory No. 742

Alcott, Louisa May.

Little Women
Jessie Willcox Smith,
Little Brown and Company, Boston, 1968, Sixth Printing, Paper Covered Boards (Hardcover) 24.0 cm, xvii; 444 pp
Very Good/ Very Good     The jacket shows light rubbing and tears closed and open affecting the top and bottom edges. The jacket is also price clippedThe jacket has also suffered from coffee as has the top of the text block. The interior is clean and bright. Overall a good to very good copy.
This edition was issued as a special one hundred year anniversary edition.
$ 30.00   ORDER     ( Alcott, Little Women )


( Fiction - Canadian )   Inventory No. 739

Atwood, Margaret.

Cat's Eye

Doubleday, Toronto, 1988, First Edition, Half-Cloth Paper Covered Boards (Hardcover) 24.0 cm, 446 pp
Near Fine/ Near Fine     Lightly bumped lower corners. The book and jacket make a handsome piece.
''Truly brilliant, Atwood at her best, complete with knifeedged humor, individual style, and pure declensions of motive'' Aritha van Herk
$ 70.00   ORDER     ( Margaret Atwood, Cat' Eye, Canadiana )


( Fiction - Canadian )   Inventory No. 733

Atwood, Margaret.

Wilderness Tips

McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, 1991, First Edition, Paper Covered Boards (Hardcover) 24.0 cm, 247 pp
Near Fine/ Near Fine     A very bright tight book.
A collection of short stories, with shared stories of discovery and loss.
$ 60.00   ORDER     ( Atwood, Wilderness tips, )


( Fiction - Canadian )   Inventory No. 737

Atwood, Margaret.

Cat's Eye

McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, 1988, First Edition, Cloth Covered Boards (Hardcover) 23.5 cm, 421 pp
Near Fine/ Near Fine     A very nice copy.
Cruelties, betrayals and terrors in Toronto in the eighties.
$ 60.00   ORDER     ( Atwood, Cat's Eye )


( Fiction - Canadian )   Inventory No. 741

Davies, Robertson.

Shakespeare for Young Players : A Junior Course
Grant MacDonald,
Clarke Irwin & Company Limited, Toronto, 1943, Early Reprint, Cloth Covered Boards (Hardcover) 18.5 cm, xv; 255 pp
No Dust-jacket/ Good     The book is shaken and is an x-library with all the markings.
''This book is written to indtroduce you to a man who is perhaps the greatest author the world has ever known''
$ 6.00   ORDER     ( Shakespeare, Robertson Davies )


( Fiction - Canadian )   Inventory No. 791

Editor: Mary Merikle.

The New Quarterly : New Directions in Canadian Writing Fall 1994
Ron Hewson,
University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, 1994, First Edition, Illustrated Paper Wraps 22.5 cm, 147 pp
No Dust-jacket/ Near Fine     A near fine clean, bright and tight item.
Includes new writers, and new work by Virgil Burnett, Roger Mason, Lorraine Fairley and Hilda Kirkwood.
$ 10.00   ORDER     ( Canadian Literature, Poetry, short stories )


( Fiction - Canadian )   Inventory No. 731

Editor: Valerie Haig-Brown.

Woods and River Tales : From the World of Roderick Haig-Brown

McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, 1980, First Edition, Cloth Covered Boards (Hardcover) 22.0 cm, 192 pp with editors notes and acknowledgements
Very Good/ Near Fine     The price clipped dust jacket shows rubbing and has a short closed tear to front. There is a small closed tear and crimping to the top of back panel. The booka nd jacket make a very nice very good to near fine ensemble.
A collection of short stories based in British Columbia, on the rugged coast.
$ 45.00   ORDER     ( British Columbia, gun law, Haig-Brown )


( Fiction - Canadian )   Inventory No. 735

Findley, Timothy.

Spadework

HarperCollins Publishers Ltd., Toronto, 2001, First Edition, Paper Covered Boards (Hardcover) 22.0 cm, 408 pp
Near Fine/ Near Fine     A very clean, bright and tight specimen of a book.
Bell Canada repairman, cut telephone lines, blackmail and death ensue in Stratford.
$ 45.00   ORDER     ( Findley, Stratford, )


( Fiction - Canadian )   Inventory No. 855

Hage, Rawi.

DeNiro's Game

House of Anansi Press, Toronto, 2007, First Trade Paperback Edition, Trade Paperback 19.5 cm, 277 pp includes Arab glossary
No Dust-jacket/ Near Fine     The book is clean, bright and tight, with just a touch of rubbing to front cover.
The book a winner and finalist in many literary awards attests to Rawi Hage's ability to write a dam good story.
$ 10.00   ORDER     ( DenNiro's Game, Arab, Rawi Hage )


( Fiction - Canadian )   Inventory No. 789

Kinsella, W.P..

Brother Frank's Gospel Hour : and Other Stories

HarperCollins Publishers Ltd., Toronto, 1994, First Edition, Half-Cloth Paper Covered Boards (Hardcover) 21.5 cm, 190 pp
Near Fine/ Near Fine     A fine copy with just a hint of wear to top jacket at spine.
Frank Fencepost tries his hand at evangelism on the Hobbema's new radio station.
$ 40.00   ORDER     ( Kinsella, Frank Fencepost, Hobbema, Brother Frank's )


( Fiction - Canadian )   Inventory No. 740

Mitchell, W.O..

Who Has Seen The Wind
William Kurelek,
McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, 1991, First Separate Edition, Paper Covered Boards (Hardcover) 26.0 cm, 333 pp (3 advrts)
Near Fine/ Near Fine     A Nnear fine copy clean, bright and tight.
This is the first separate edition that is illustrated by Kurelek which contains the full text of Who Has Seen The Wind.
$ 65.00   ORDER     ( Kurelek, W. O. Mitchell, Saskatchewan, )


( Fiction - Canadian )   Inventory No. 726

Mowat, Farley.

The Boat Who Wouldn't Float

McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, 1969, First Edition, Cloth Covered Boards (Hardcover) 22.0 cm, 243 pp
Very Good/ Near Fine     The jacket which is price clipped, shows rubbing and has closed tears on top of back panel. There is light bumping to spine ends, the text is clean and bright.
Adventure in and around eastern Canada.
$ 40.00   ORDER     ( Newfoundland, Happy Adventure, Farley Mowat )


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