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The Arabian Nights' Entertainments
London, Ward, Lock & Co. Limited, 9999. Hardcover. No publication date. 12mo. Scuffing to boards & extremities, soiling, a few pages dog-eared, light spots of staining to several pages, short closed tear to first few pages, light crease along middle of most pages, foxing to endpapers and page edges; good-. .
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Book number: 036592
USD 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 9.25 | £UK 8.25 | JP¥ 1079]
Catalogue: Literature

 
The Cornhill Magazine Vol. XVII. January to June, 1868.
London, Smith, Elder & Co. 1868. 1st edition. Hardcover. pp. vii, 760.Thick 8vo,,,'The Cornhill Magazine' was a Victorian magazine and literary journal named after Cornhill Street in London. It was founded in 1859 by George Murray Smith, the publisher, who hoped to attract readership from the popular 'All The Year Round', a similar periodical owned by Charles Dickens. Its first editor was William Makepeace Thackeray (for more information see The John Murray Archive in the National Library of Scotland). Our offering is a complete bound volume for the first six months of 1868. It contains a short story by the famous G. A. Henty, one of his first appearances in print as the author of a 'juvenile' or boys' story. It is unsigned and is entitled 'Camp Life in Abyssinia' (Newbolt 206). Other noted authors whose works first appeared in 'Cornhill' include Anthony Trollope, Elizabeth Gaskell, Arthur Conan Doyle, Alfred Tennyson, Henry James, George Eliot, Thomas Hardy, and Charlotte Bronte. Our offering contains an article by Matthew Arnold 'Anarchy and Authority', and a serialised novelette by Charles Lever 'The Bramleighs of Bishop's Folly', plus numerous other articles, and short stories. The entire volume is illustrated by a number of nicely-done engravings. The spine has been professionally re-backed, the leather still showing some early rubbing. The binding is tight and the contents are exceptionally clean. In very good overall condition. Ill.: black-&-white illustrations.
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Book number: 9900041626
USD 75.00 [Appr.: EURO 68 | £UK 60.25 | JP¥ 8094]
Catalogue: Literature
Keywords: G. A. Henty;Charles Lever;Matthew Arnold;;;;;; black-&-white illustrations

 
The Court of Holyrood. An Old Story.
Edinburgh, Alexander Macredie, 1825. 3rd edition. Hardcover. pp. 194.8vo,,Bound in original paper-covered boards,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. 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. .
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Book number: 9900020647
USD 85.00 [Appr.: EURO 77 | £UK 68.25 | JP¥ 9173]
Catalogue: Literature
Keywords: Mary Queen of Scots;Scotland;;;;;;;

 
Encounter Literature / Arts / Current Affairs / Volume V, No. 1
London, Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd. September, 1955. Wraps. pp. 88.4to,,Corners thumbed, card covers soiled & worn, conts. clean & tight,Articles, essays, and poems by Nancy Mitford ('The English Aristocracy'), Elzabeth Jennings ('Ghosts'), Arthur Koestler ('An Essay on Snobbery') etc. A few pencilled marginal comments (easily erased, but they may amuse). A complete single issues.
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Book number: 9900036426
USD 12.50 [Appr.: EURO 11.5 | £UK 10.25 | JP¥ 1349]
Catalogue: Literature
Keywords: Snobs;Aristocrats;;;;;;;

 
The Jade Flute
Mount Vernon, NY, Peter Pauper Press, 1960. Ed. not stated. Hardcover. 61 pp.8vo,,Spine ends worn, some minor soiling, else vg in g+ dj, clsd trs. Ill.: Colour illustrations. Chinese poems in prose.
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Book number: 9900013593
USD 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 13.75 | £UK 12.25 | JP¥ 1619]
Catalogue: Literature
Keywords: Literature;Chinese Literature;Chinese Poetry;;;;;; Colour illustrations

 
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. Ill.: 48 original illustrations. Ink inscription on title page, dated 1928, perhaps from one of the contributors. Two other ink notations.
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Book number: 9900030696
USD 35.00 [Appr.: EURO 31.75 | £UK 28.25 | JP¥ 3777]
Catalogue: Literature
Keywords: Scotland;Humour;Humor;Scot;;;;; 48 original illustrations

 
The New Monthly Belle Assemblee; a Magazine of Literature and Fashion / Vol. XXII: January to June, 1845.
London, 1845. Leather Bound. pp. 380. 8vo. Bound in 3/4 leather over marbled boards. Black spine label with gilt lettering. Edges scuffed (through to boards at corners), some scuffing to extremities, rear hinge splitting at bottom, endpapers split at hinges (binding remains intact and strong), darkened spot to front endpaper from now-removed price sticker, plates torn at edges (some repaired), 2 plates chipped at edges, with some discolouration to each; good. .. Under the Immediate Patronage of Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Kent. Includes stories, book reviews, and poetry.
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Book number: 017450
USD 40.00 [Appr.: EURO 36.25 | £UK 32.25 | JP¥ 4317]
Catalogue: Literature
Keywords: Poems; Stories; Monthlies; Book reviews; Fashion;

 
The Penhandlers' Almanac Arranged by Month for Seasonal Reading
Winnipeg, Peguis Publishers, 1988. 1st edition. pp. 169.8vo,,Card covers a bit curled, sl. soiling; else vg/nf condition,Signed on half-title page by eight of the authors who contributed articles to this publication (Margaret Owen, Anne Fairley, Beatrice Fines, Helen Norrie, Joan Grenon, Mary Lile Benham, Margaret Shaw, and Audrey Peterkin). ISBN 0920541399.
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Book number: 9900031581
USD 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 13.75 | £UK 12.25 | JP¥ 1619]
Catalogue: Literature
Keywords: CanLit;;;;;;;;

 
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). 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. 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. 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. Ill.: black-&-white illustrations. The rather small type is set in double columns.
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Book number: 9900045112
USD 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 45.5 | £UK 40.25 | JP¥ 5396]
Catalogue: Literature
Keywords: Private school;Eton;;;;;;; black-&-white illustrations

 
The Saturday Magazine / Volume the Sixteenth / January to June, Mdccc. XL.
London, John William Parker, 1840. 1st edition. Hardcover. pp. 256.4to,,Bound in contemporary grey buckram with gilt spine lettering,With a comprehensive 'Index to the Names and Subjects in the Sixteenth Volume' at the front of the book. Contains numerous full-page wood engravings (with a separate index to such), as well as lengthy articles (mainly on foreign subjects, such as the timber floats of Germany and Italy, 'Some Account of Algiers, and its Conquest by the French', 'New York and Philadelphia' etc. and some technical articles, e.g. 'The Hydrostatic Press', 'On Military Drilling' etc. Several of the full-page wood engravings are by Joshua Reynolds. Ill.: black-&-white illustrations. Front hinge cracked, mod. wear to binding, contents show light age-toning; else clean, tight, and in good plus condition.
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Book number: 9900040577
USD 40.00 [Appr.: EURO 36.25 | £UK 32.25 | JP¥ 4317]
Catalogue: Literature
Keywords: ;;;;;;;; black-&-white illustrations

 
The Saturday Magazine / Volume the Twenty-Fifth / July to December, Mdccc. XLIV.
London, John William Parker, 1844. 1st edition. Hardcover. pp. vii, 264.4to,,Bound in contemporary grey buckram with gilt spine lettering,With a comprehensive 'Index to the Names and Subjects in the Sixteenth Volume' at the front of the book. Contains numerous full-page wood engravings (with a separate index to such), as well as lengthy articles (mainly on foreign subjects), and a very extensive General Index at the end of the book. This weekly journal began publishing in 1832. This bound volume contains the last six months, after which it appeared in a more 'sanitized' monthly version under the title of Parker's London Magazine. Ill.: black-&-white illustrations. Binding worn and soiled, but serviceable. Contents show light age-toning; else clean, tight, and in good plus condition.
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Book number: 9900040578
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Keywords: ;;;;;;;; black-&-white illustrations

 
Short Stories from the 'Strand'
London, Folio Society, 1995. 3rd printing. Hardcover. pp. 315.8vo,,Very good in slightly scuffed else very good slipcase.. Ill.: David Eccles illustrated. Selected by Geraldine Bear with an introduction by Frank Delaney.
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Book number: 9900041663
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Keywords: Short Fiction;Folio Society;The Strand;Fiction;Short Stories;;;; David Eccles illustrated.

 
Storytelling Magazine (Ten Individual Issues) [Together with] Yarnspinner (Six Individual Issues)
All 16 issues show light wear; else in very good condition,The broken run of 'Storytelling Magazine' contains the following issues: Spring, Summer, and Fall of 1992 (three issues); Summer, Fall, and Winter of 1993 (three issues); May and November of 1994 (two issues); and September and November of 1996 (two issues - the last issue appearing to have some coffee splattered on the front cover - not affecting contents). The broken run of 'Yarnspinner' contains the following issues: June, August, September, November, and December of 1992 (five issues), and February, 1993. Sold as a lot, only. Ill.: black-&-white illustrations.
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Book number: 9900037037
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Catalogue: Literature
Keywords: Folk tales;Children's;;;;;;; black-&-white illustrations

 
Tart Thirteen Dark & Dirty
Winnipeg, MB, ND (2003). 1st printing.Oblong 8vo,,Card covers a bit scuffed, else unmarked and in very good cond. Ill.: colour, b&w photos. A miscellany of artsy-fartsy photos, articles, poems, reviews and similar fluff concocted by Winnipeg creative-type people.
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Book number: 9900044019
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Catalogue: Literature
Keywords: ;;;;;;;; colour, b&w photos

 
The Windsor Magazine An Illustrated Monthly for Men and Women
London, Ward, Lock & Co. Limited, 1910. Hardcover. pp. iv, 818. Bound in illustrated green cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Cheifly black and white illustrations and photographic reproductions. Edgeworn, shaken; good+. Volume XXXI.
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Book number: 047527
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SHUTE, HENRY A. WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY SEARS GALLAGHER
The Misadventures of Three Good Boys That Is to Say, 'Fairly' Good Boys
New York City, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1914. 1st edition. Hardcover. pp. vi, 280.8vo,,Bound in original green cloth with white rules and lettering. Ill.: black-&-white illustrations. Cloth shows light wear and soiling. Front hinge starting. Former owner's bookplate & name; else clean, tight & g/vg cond.
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Book number: 9900038168
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Catalogue: Literature
Keywords: Juvenile;;;;;;;; black-&-white illustrations

 
ABANI, CHRIS
Graceland
New York, Picador, 2004. Paperback. 8vo. pp. 321. Very good+. .
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Book number: 037671
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ABBEY, EDWARD
The Monkey Wrench Gang
New York, Harper Perennial Modern Classics, 2006. Paperback. 8vo. Light general shelfwear, corners slightly thumbed; very good-. .
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Book number: 029864
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ABE, KOBO
Box Man, the
New York, Vintage, 2001. Paperback. pp. 178. 8vo. Black & white illustrations. Light edgewear, bump to tail, red marker dot on bottom edge; very good-. .
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Book number: 056874
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Catalogue: Literature
Keywords: Japanese Literature; Japanese Fiction;

 
ABE, KOBO
The Face of Another
New York, Perigee Books, 1980. Paperback. 8vo. Light shelfwear; very good. .
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Book number: 057713
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ABRAHAMS, PETER
The Path of Thunder
London, Faber and Faber, 1952. Hardcover. pp. 262.Small 8vo,,Bound in orange cloth with gilt lettering to spine,From the dust jacket flap: 'Peter Abrahams made history in the development of the English novel. A South African negro, born (1919) in the slums of Johannesburg, he uses the English language 'like an angel''. This title was actually written in 1946 and first published by Harper's, in the U. S. in 1948. Either the political exigencies of the time, or the delicacy of the subject-matter, inhibited its publication in Britain until 1952. The author went on to greater international success with 'A Wreath for Udomo' (1956). Throughout the greater part of his creative life, most of his work was produced in exile. His last novel was 'The View from Coyaba' (1985). The dust jacket is not price-clipped. It has a thumbnail-sized piece missing from the base of the spine, the absence of which has caused the foot of the spine of the book to become sunned, or faded. There is a smaller piece of the jacket missing from the top of the spine. There are several closed tears, and some light soiling and creasing. Overall, the jacket is still in good condition. The book has a bit of shelf wear, and some slight soiling, but is otherwise clean and tight internally. It is in very good condition. .
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Book number: 9900018680
USD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 22.75 | £UK 20.25 | JP¥ 2698]
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Keywords: South Africa;Racism;Apartheid;Black interest;Boer;;;;

 
ABRAMS, J.J.; DOUG DORST
S. The Ship of Theseus by V.M. Straka
Boston, Mulholland Books, 2013. Hardcover. pp. xiv, 483. 8vo. Color illustrations. Light shelfwear; very good and housed in very good slicase. Complete with all inserted material.
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Book number: 048980
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ABRAMSON, NEIL
Unsaid
New York, Center Street, 2012. Paperback. pp. 358. 8vo. French flaps. Very good+. .
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Book number: 056863
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ACHEBE, CHINUA
Anthills of the Savannah
Toronto, Doubleday Canada, 2010. Paperback. 8vo. Very good. .
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Book number: 057519
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ACHEBE, CHINUA
Things Fall Apart
Toronto, Anchor Canada, 2003. Paperback. 8vo. Light shelfwear, creasing to covers; good+. .
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Book number: 054588
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