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The Court of Holyrood. An Old Story
Edinburgh, Alexander Macredie, 1825. 3rd edition. Hardcover. pp. 194. 8vo. Bound in original paper-covered boards. The original plain boards are present but partially detached. The paper spine covering is absent. There is a bookplate from Colquhoun's Circulating Library, of Edinburgh, affixed to the inside of the front board. The stitching of the text block is loose but holding. The contents shows some light foxing, but are otherwise unmarked and remain perfectly readable. A poor, to fair, copy. A novel about Mary, Queen of Scots, with a short Preface signed by 'The Authors'. Some uncertainty appears to exist (most apparently amongst book dealers offering for sale copies of this title) as to the dates of publication of the first, second and third editions. Part of this confusion is engendered, no doubt, by the 1826 issue of the Literary Gazette which notes this title as having been 'just published'. In fact, an earlier edition was published in 1822 under the title 'The Court of Holyrood, Fragments of an Old Story.' by Macredie, Skeely, a predecessor of the publisher of the 1825 third edition. There is no easily discernible record of when, or by whom, the first edition was published. What is certain to us is that our copy is designated as the 'Third Edition' and bears the date of 1825 at the foot of the title page. .
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Book number: 9900020647
USD 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 46.25 | £UK 39.5 | JP¥ 7529]
Catalogue: Literature
Keywords: Mary Queen of Scots;Scotland;;;;;;;

 
Jeems Kaye: His Adventures and Opinions [Three Volumes Bound As One: First Series, Second Series, and Third Series]
Glasgow, W. & R. Holmes, ND. Hardcover.8vo,,Bound in 3/4 black leather over black grained cloth.Front hinge cracked, but stitching still intact. Bds. a bit bumped & scuffed. Contents clean. Overall, good to good plus condition. Ink inscription on title page, dated 1928, perhaps from one of the contributors. Two other ink notations. Ill.: 48 original illustrations.
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Book number: 9900030696
USD 26.25 [Appr.: EURO 24.25 | £UK 20.75 | JP¥ 3953]
Catalogue: Literature
Keywords: Scotland;Humour;Humor;Scot;;;;; 48 original illustrations

 , Recollections of Eton. By an Etonian. With Illustrations by Sydney P. Hall
Recollections of Eton. By an Etonian. With Illustrations by Sydney P. Hall
New York City, Harper & Brothers, 1870. Wraps. pp. 126, ads. 8vo. A scarce and unusual item, written as a novella in a style which precedes, but is similar to, 'Tom Brown's Schooldays' (first published in 1858 and again in an 1885 edition also illustrated by Sydney Hall). Our copy is in the original printed paper wraps, with a full-page advertisement for three of Harper's magazines on the back cover and a two-page detailed list of 'Harper's Library of Select Novels' preceding the title page. The novella is divided into two parts: 'The Lower Boy' and 'The Upper Boy', both of 14 chapters. The covers are soiled, the spine heavily chipped, and the page edges ragged. There are spots of foxing and soiling in the text which remains, however, perfectly readable. The rather small type is set in double columns. Still a good copy. The author is not identified by there are suggestions that it was Charles Frederick Johnstone, about whom very little, if anything, is known. It must have been fairly popular with American readers as Harper's 1880 annual catalog still lists it for sale, and still in paper wraps (as is our copy). Harcourt's ''Eton Bibliography' notes that this title was first published in 1825 as one of a collection of Eton-related novellas; and then again in 1842 as an edited version of only 45 pages in Hood's 'New Monthly Magazine and Humorist', and again in 1864 by Bracebridge, and finally in 1870 by Chapman and Hall (presumably with somewhat larger type as the entry indicates 362 pages. Our offering, and the 1870 London edition, would appear to be the only ones with the delightful Sydney Hall illustrations. It is curious that Harcourt does not record the Harper edition. Ill.: black-&-white illustrations.
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Book number: 9900045112
USD 37.50 [Appr.: EURO 34.75 | £UK 29.75 | JP¥ 5647]
Catalogue: Literature
Keywords: Private school;Eton;;;;;;; black-&-white illustrations

 
Tart Thirteen Dark & Dirty
Winnipeg, MB, 2003. 1st printing.Oblong 8vo,,Card covers a bit scuffed, else unmarked and in very good cond, A miscellany of artsy-fartsy photos, articles, poems, reviews and similar fluff concocted by Winnipeg creative-type people. Ill.: colour, b&w photos.
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Book number: 9900044019
USD 11.25 [Appr.: EURO 10.5 | £UK 9 | JP¥ 1694]
Catalogue: Literature
Keywords: ;;;;;;;; colour, b&w photos

 
[Sherwood Heights] O'DWYER, A. and G. Whitney (eds.)
Fluid Filosofies of Future Fools by the Pupils of Sherwood Heights Junior High / Sherwood Park, Alberta / 1968-69
Sherwood Heights, AB, Sherwood Heights School, 1969. 2nd printing. pp. 152.12mo,,Light wear and soiling to stiff card covers, else g/vg cond, A collection of student essays and poems, some of which would now be considered politically incorrect. .
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Book number: 9900042410
USD 18.75 [Appr.: EURO 17.5 | £UK 15 | JP¥ 2824]
Keywords: Education;Yearbook;;;;;;;

 
Abani, Chris
Graceland
New York, Picador, 2004. Paperback. 8vo. Light shelfwear; very good+. .
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Book number: 061879
USD 9.00 [Appr.: EURO 8.5 | £UK 7.25 | JP¥ 1355]
Catalogue: Literature

 
Abdullah, Chelsea
The Stardust Thief; the Sandsea Trilogy: Book 1
New York, Orbit, 2022. Paperback. pp. 469. 8vo. Light shelfwear; very good. .
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Book number: 089910
USD 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 9.25 | £UK 8 | JP¥ 1506]
Catalogue: Literature

 
Abe, Kobo; Juliet Winters Carpenter
Beyond the Curve
Tokyo, Kodansha Amer Inc, 1991. Hardcover. pp. 247. 8vo. Light shelfwear, ink owner's name to ffep; very good in very good dustjacket. .
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Book number: 089496
USD 22.00 [Appr.: EURO 20.5 | £UK 17.5 | JP¥ 3313]
Catalogue: Literature

 
Abe, Kobo; E. Dale Saunders [Trans.]
The Box Man; a Novel
New York, Vintage, 2001. Paperback. pp. 178. 8vo. Light shelfwear; very good+. .
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Book number: 082197
USD 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 9.25 | £UK 8 | JP¥ 1506]
Catalogue: Literature

 
Abramson, Neil
Unsaid
New York, Center Street, 2012. Paperback. pp. 358. 8vo. French flaps. Very good+. .
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Book number: 056863
USD 7.50 [Appr.: EURO 7 | £UK 6 | JP¥ 1129]
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Ackroyd, Peter
The Fall of Troy
London, Vintage Books, 2007. Paperback. pp. 215. 8vo. Light shelfwear; very good. .
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Book number: 089258
USD 9.00 [Appr.: EURO 8.5 | £UK 7.25 | JP¥ 1355]
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Adams, Henry
The Education of Henry Adams
New York, The Modern Library, 1931. Hardcover. pp. 517. 8vo. Publisher's black topstain. Light shelefwear, owner's sticker to front pastedown; very good in very good dustjacket showing small short tears. .
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Book number: 082661
USD 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 9.25 | £UK 8 | JP¥ 1506]
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ADAMS, Richard
The Girl in a Swing
London, Allen Lane, 1980. 1st edition. Hardcover. pp. 396.8vo,Corners bumped, bds. sl. scuffed; else vg in unclipped, vg/nf dj,ISBN 0713913452, with price on front dust jacket flap of $12.95; thus this is the first Canadian edition, otherwise identical to the first British edition, except for the price on the dust jacket flap. The true first printing: using suppressed name (Kathe Geutner), and publisher's name (Allen Lane) on recto of title page. .
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Book number: 9900027424
USD 12.50 [Appr.: EURO 11.75 | £UK 10 | JP¥ 1882]
Catalogue: Literature
Keywords: Britlit;;;;;;;;

 
Adams, Richard
The Iron Wolf and Other Stories
London, Penguin Books, 1980. Hardcover. pp. 141. Large 8vo. Brown binding. Contains both black and white drawings and beautifully coloured engravings. Light shelfwear; very good+ in very good+ dustjacket. Ill.: Yvonne Gilbert and Jennifer Campbell.
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Book number: 083189
USD 12.00 [Appr.: EURO 11.25 | £UK 9.5 | JP¥ 1807]
Catalogue: Literature
Keywords: Yvonne Gilbert and Jennifer Campbell

 
Adams, Sarah Nisha
The Reading List
New York, William Morrow, 2021. Paperback. pp. 373. 8vo. Light shelfwear; very good+. .
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Book number: 089411
USD 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 9.25 | £UK 8 | JP¥ 1506]
Catalogue: Literature

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