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Surprise Glass Room Sale

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December 16, 2015 · 5:21 pm

Someone Like You, Signed

“Is this something you might be interested in?” the FOL volunteer asked, handing me the book.  The cover was unfamiliar to me, but the look on her face made it clear she knew what she was putting in my hands.

Yes, I was interested.  Very interested.  Made-my-day kind of interested.

This would be a signed copy of Roald Dahl’s Someone Like You, dated February 1954.  It’s the third printing (1954), no dust jacket, in acceptable condition.  $250.00.

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SLY cover SLY signature

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Signed Pierre Berton books

Okay, so you really gotta be Canadian to get excited about this post–and I suppose you have to be old, too (which says a lot about your humble blogger).  Anyway, yesterday we received a box of books that got this old Canadian doing a happy dance.

These are written by Pierre Berton.  They are all signed by Pierre Berton. They all have dust jackets.  A lot of them are first editions.  Sadly, they aren’t likely to have your name inside, as they’re addressed to specific people.  In any case, they’re special.



The coolest item of the lot, however, is signed by Mr. Berton but not written by him.  This is the programme from an appreciation dinner given by his friends; it contains the menu for the dinner, poems, short essays, illustrations, etc.  If you’re a collector or a Pierre Berton fan, this is the one for you.


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The Grey Seas Under

Farley Mowat fan?  Tugboat fan?  The Grey Seas Under is Mowat’s non-fictional account of Foundation Franklin, a salvage tug.  We’ve just received an autographed copy of a second edition (1958).  Sadly, our copy is without a dust jacket.  Other than being naked, the book is in very good condition.  There’s a slight crease at the top of the spine, but everything else is pretty clean.

Grey Sea cover

Grey Sea Spine

Grey Seas signature

Though it’s just I guess, I believe the thing under his signature reads “1958”.  There’s no dedication–but I wouldn’t think we’d be given one of the author’s own books: it must have been one of those generic signing events.

To see the book, come visit us at Mississauga Central Library on Wednesday and Saturday mornings, or send us an email (

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