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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,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
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Keywords: Mary Queen of Scots;Scotland;;;;;;;

 
[Five Robert Bloch Items from the Collection of His Wife's Great-Niece]
1. Bloch, Robert; John Stanley (Ed.). Lost in Time and Space with Lefty Feep: Eight Funny And Fanciful Fables of the Forties, Plus One Brand-New Parable of Modern Times Volume I of The Lefty Feep Trilogy. Pacifica, California: Creatures at Large, 1987. ISBN: 9780940064010. pp. 258. 8vo. Corners "thumbed", covers slightly creased, else very good condition. Trade paperback. Inscribed in red ink on the front free endpaper: "For Danny and Myrni (?) with love from their American uncle, (SIGNED) Robert Bloch." 2. Bloch, Robert. Psycho. New York: Tor Books, 1989. ISBN: 9780812519327. pp. 223. 8vo. Lightest shelfwear; very good+. Paperback. 3. Bloch, Robert; Bruno Tasso (Traduzione). Psycho. Milano: Sperling & Kupfer Editori S.p.A. 1999. ISBN: 9788820028268. pp. 154. 8vo. Very good+ paperback book in very good+ dustjacket. Text is in Italian. Paperback. 4. Robert Bloch; Stephane Bourgoin (Preparee); Francois Truchaud (Traduites). Recits de terreur (Weird Tales) Anthologie de nouvelles inedites. Paris: Editions Clancier-Guenaud, 1985. ISBN: 9782862150628. pp. 245. 8vo. Light shelfwear; very good. Text is in French. Paperback. 5. Carey, MacDonald. The Days of My Life Uncorrected Proof. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1991. First edition. pp. 293. Royal 8vo. Spine creased, some sunning to spine and edges of covers, corners thumbed, small stain to foredge; good+. Paperback. Includes a SIGNED letter from Ruth Cavin, a Senior Editor/Associate Publisher at Thomas Dunne Books, to American fiction writer Robert Bloch, requesting a comment they can quote on the jacket. .
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Book number: 041498
CAD 75.00 [Appr.: EURO 55.75 US$ 55.19 | £UK 48.75 | JP¥ 7976]
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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
CAD 43.80 [Appr.: EURO 32.75 US$ 32.23 | £UK 28.5 | JP¥ 4658]
Catalogue: Literature
Keywords: Scotland;Humour;Humor;Scot;;;;; 48 original illustrations

 
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
CAD 18.80 [Appr.: EURO 14 US$ 13.83 | £UK 12.25 | JP¥ 1999]
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
CAD 62.50 [Appr.: EURO 46.5 US$ 45.99 | £UK 40.75 | JP¥ 6647]
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Keywords: Private school;Eton;;;;;;; black-&-white illustrations

 
Recollections of a Society Clairvoyant
London, Eveleigh Nash | John Lane, 1911. Hardcover. pp. 206. 8vo. Bound in blue cloth with gilt lettering and decoration to front board and spine. Light shelfwear, publisher' paste in panel to front board with owner's book plate to front pastedown; very good. Dustjacket present but in pieces and laid in loose. .
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Book number: 078970
CAD 31.30 [Appr.: EURO 23.25 US$ 23.03 | £UK 20.5 | JP¥ 3329]
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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
CAD 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 37.25 US$ 36.79 | £UK 32.5 | JP¥ 5318]
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
CAD 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 37.25 US$ 36.79 | £UK 32.5 | JP¥ 5318]
Catalogue: Literature
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
CAD 18.80 [Appr.: EURO 14 US$ 13.83 | £UK 12.25 | JP¥ 1999]
Catalogue: Literature
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
CAD 43.80 [Appr.: EURO 32.75 US$ 32.23 | £UK 28.5 | JP¥ 4658]
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
CAD 18.80 [Appr.: EURO 14 US$ 13.83 | £UK 12.25 | JP¥ 1999]
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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
CAD 31.30 [Appr.: EURO 23.25 US$ 23.03 | £UK 20.5 | JP¥ 3329]
Keywords: Education;Yearbook;;;;;;;

 
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. Cloth shows light wear and soiling. Front hinge starting. Former owner's bookplate & name; else clean, tight & good to vg condition. Ill.: black-&-white illustrations.
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Book number: 9900038168
CAD 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 37.25 US$ 36.79 | £UK 32.5 | JP¥ 5318]
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
CAD 11.30 [Appr.: EURO 8.5 US$ 8.31 | £UK 7.5 | JP¥ 1202]
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Abani, Chris
Graceland
New York, Picador, 2004. Paperback. 8vo. Light shelfwear; very good+. .
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Book number: 061879
CAD 11.30 [Appr.: EURO 8.5 US$ 8.31 | £UK 7.5 | JP¥ 1202]
Catalogue: Literature

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