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I Am Walking in the Garden of His Imaginary Palace: Eleven Poems for Le Notre

By: Urquhart, Jane

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Aya Press (Glynn Davies): 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2195947

ISBN: 0920544258

Condition: Fine


Unsigned. Limited edition, one of 500 casebound copies. An exceptional copy in acetate jacket. 1982 Large Hardcover. We have more books available by this author!. [26 ff.] Oblong: 4 3/4 x 18 1/2. Eleven poems by Jane Urquhart labeled I-XI, with twelve panoramic illustrations by Tony Urquhart interspersed and labeled separately. Each poem is also accompanied by a sketch on the same leaf. One of 531 copies, which included 31 deluxe boxed copies, and 500 casebound copies (the edition offered here). Strangely, though the limitation page states that all 500 of these were signed, this copy is not. T... View more info

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Changing Heaven

By: Urquhart, Jane

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2200914

ISBN: 0771086571

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Pages lightly toned, bottom edge of front board lightly bumped. Jacket lightly toned. 1990 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 258 pp. Two worlds are intertwined in this hauntingly beautiful story as it moves from Toronto to the English moors and to Venice, Italy. The time frame shifts between present and past, linking the lives of a young Brontë scholar (a woman in the throes of a troubled love affair), a turn-of-the-century female balloonist, and an elusive explorer with the ghost - or the memory - of Emily Brontë. Urquhart reveals something about the a... View more info

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The Little Flowers of Madame de Montespan

By: Urquhart, Jane

Price: $20.00  $16.00

Publisher: The Porcupine's Quill, Incorporated: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2200911

ISBN: 0889840490

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Wrappers and pages lightly toned. 1983 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 63 pp. The machine at Marley, and the machinations of court at Versailles. The small manoeuvres of society. Of saints and sinners, kings, and courtesans more than courtiers--from Louis Quatorze, watched dispassionately by Madame de Montespan from the pillow of the king's bed, to the worms that play their final game of love beneath the statues in the graden--The Little Flowers of Madame de Montespan is a worthy successor to Jane and Tony Urquhart's earlier collaboration, I Am Wal... View more info

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Storm Glass

By: Urquhart, Jane

Price: $20.00  $16.00

Publisher: The Porcupine's Quill, Incorporated: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200909

ISBN: 0889841063

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Wrappers and pages toned. 1987 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 127 pp. With stunning virtuosity, the stories in Jane Urquhart’s dazzling first book of fiction unearth universal truths as they reach across countries and eras. A woman runs away to a cottage in the English moors to escape a love affair; shards of glass reconcile a middle-aged wife to her husband’s estrangement; a grandmother makes a startling confession from her youth; a young woman discovers herself through the life of an Italian saint; and, ... View more info

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Away: A Novel

By: Urquhart, Jane

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart, Inc.: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200778

ISBN: 0771086598

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Wrappers toned, light shelf wear. 1993 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 356 pp. A stunning, evocative novel set in Ireland and Canada, Away traces a family's complex and layered past. The narrative unfolds with shimmering clarity, and takes us from the harsh northern Irish coast in the 1840s to the quarantine stations at Grosse Isle and the barely hospitable land of the Canadian Shield; from the flourishing town of Port Hope to the flooded streets of Montreal; from Ottawa at the time of Confederation to a larg... View more info

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A Map of Glass: A Novel

By: Urquhart, Jane

Price: $20.00  $16.00

Publisher: M&S: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2197089

ISBN: 0771087276

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 2005 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 371 pp. 8vo. Jane Urquhart’s stunning new novel weaves two parallel stories, one set in contemporary Toronto and Prince Edward County, Ontario, the other in the nineteenth century on the northern shores of Lake Ontario. Sylvia Bradley was rescued from her parents’ house by a doctor attracted to and challenged by her withdrawn ways. Their subsequent marriage has nourished her, but ultimately her husband’s care has formed a kind of prison. When she meets Andrew ... View more info

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Some Other Garden: Poems

By: Urquhart, Jane; Dickson, Jennifer

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2200913

ISBN: 0771086695

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Near fine. Near Fine. 2000 Hard Cover. 87 pp. Photographs by Jennifer Dickson. An internationally celebrated novelist today, Jane Urquhart began her literary career as a poet. Some Other Garden brings together in a special new edition, illustrated by the beautiful photographs of Jennifer Dickson, two of Urquhart’s early poetry collections. These poems centre on another time and place while vividly evoking life in the court of the Sun King, Louis XIV, as seen through the dispassionate eyes of one of his most influential mistresses, Madame de Montespan. Set amidst the ornate g... View more info

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False Shuffles

By: Urquhart, Jane; Urquhart, Tony

Price: $20.00  $16.00

Publisher: Press Porcepic: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200910

ISBN: 0888782047

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Wrappers very lightly rubbed. 1982 Trade Paperback. 113 pp. Drawings by Tony Urquhart. Author's first book to be published in a trade edition. ...a life class in the art of illusion. The lives of small town octogenarians, of autistics, of conjurors and Niagara Falls daredevils, of beerhall waitresses and undertaker's brides, of bouncers and cleaning ladies, of beekeepers and skunk charmers are rendered with an instinct for the intimate surreal. Keywords: JANE URQUHART CANADIAN LITERATURE CANADA POEMS POETRY FALSE SHUFFLES View more info