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BARLTROP, ROBERT.
Jack London: The Man, the Writer, the Rebel.
Pluto Press, (London, 1978).. 206 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), soft cover. B&w photos. "The critics have never treated (London) kindly - his tales were too earthy and ingenuous. His radical political comrades found him an uncomfortable companion - too famous, too wilful and too often given to racist, sexist and elitist opinion. But he struck a chord in the minds of millions who raised him high above the poverty and obscurity to which he was born in 1876, and whose demands on his huge talent helped drive him to an early death forty years later.." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, two small corner creases, tiny/very small paint splatters on spine - mainly at bottom, light rubbing. G+.
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Book number: 13759
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Keywords: Jack London, Klondike, Snark, Authors, Yukon, Dog Stories, Call of Wild, White Fang, Travel, Adventure Stories, Story-Tellers, Flora Wellman, Socialism, George Brett, Ninetta Eames, Mabel Applegarth.

 
BISSELL, CLAUDE.
Ernest Buckler Remembered.
Toronto, University of Toronto. 1989, First Edition. (ISBN: 0802058140) Hard Cover with dust jacket. 171 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "Although Bissell focuses on (Ernest) Buckler the man, the book also includes passages of extended critical analysis of Buckler's work. it describes the long apprenticeship of the writer before his sudden emergence as a major figure in 1952 with the publication of 'The Mountain and the Valley'. Bissell shows how a central theme binds together the major books - the memory of a childhood paradisal world that time could never corrupt." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light rubbing, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light wrinkling elsewhere - mainly at top edge. Very Good+/Very Good.
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Book number: 28255
USD 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 12.75 | £UK 11.25 | JP¥ 1701]
Keywords: Margaret Atwood, Christine Bissell, Keith Bird, Elizabeth Bowen, Nelly Buckler, Cruelest Month, Margaret Bickley Farmer, Evelyn Bowen Garbary, Arnold Gingrich, Ernest Hemingway, Arthur Kennedy, Manuel Komroff, Margaret Laurence, Diana Lockhart, Jack Mccle

 
HAIG-BROWN, VALERIE.
Deep Currents: Roderick and Ann Haig-Brown.
Orca, (Victoria, BC, 1997), Ist edition.. 215 pp, 8vo, HC in dust jacket. B&w photos. A biography of the famous writer of fishing and children's books and his wife - written by their eldest daughter, drawing on personal diaries, letters and reminiscences. Dust jacket has very minor rubbi ng. This is a new, unread book. NF/ NF.
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Book number: 6683
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Keywords: Roderick Haig-Brown, Authors, Fly Fishing, Diaries, Letters, Biography, Conservation, Conservationists.

 
BUCHAN, WILLIAM. (JOHN BUCHAN).
John Buchan: A Memoir.
Griffin House, Toronto, 1982.. 272 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 887601081 B&w photographs. "John Buchan was a man of remarkably diverse achievements: writer, lawyer, politician, soldier, scholar and, finally, Governor-General of Canada. He was the friend of Roosevelt and of George V, of Henry James and T.E. Lawrence; indeed, there was scarcely a prominent figure of the twenties and thirties whom he did not know. His contemporaries are among the most successful men of their day; his n o v e l s , still widely read, dominated the market between the wars; his histories and biographies are much admired; his achievements in public office demonstrate a gift for government and a visionary wisdom. Yet through all his work there runs a t hr ea d sp un of the simple beliefs by which he stood - courage, truth, loyalty, honour, compassion. Such a creed made him kindly, gentle and much loved; his untimely death provoked an enviable outburst of sorrow and sense of loss. To his p ubl ic, ho wev er , a nd to succeeding generations, he is an enigma, often mistakenly accused of attitudes he never held. This book, by his son, shows John Buchan as he appeared to his family and close friends, an appealing and intimate portrait o f a man whos e fa me rest s - perhaps wrongly - on his skill as a novelist. Drawn from the author's own memories, and from privileged and unpublished sources, this is an elegant study of the private face behind the public mask, in the light of an extr aord inary care er. " Ti ny s oiling speck on top edge of rear board. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinking, a few tiny specks of soiling on inside, very slight fading to spine color. Very Good+/Very Good+.
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Book number: 23579
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Keywords: Peebles, Oxford, Politics, Governor-General, British Authors, Tweedsmuir, Broughton, Peebleshire, Alfred Milner, Richard Hannay, Thirty-Nine Steps, Novelists, Biographers, Historians, Family Life, Ottawa, Rideau Hall, Fairfax-Lucy, Janet Adam Smith.

 
CAPPON, JAMES.
Bliss Carman and the Literary Currents and Influences of His Time.
Ryerson, Toronto, (1930), Ist edition.. 340 pp, 8vo, hard cover (maroon boards, gold lettering on spine/front cover) - no dust jacket. Contents: Beginnings; Behind The Arras; Songs From Vagabondia; Memorial Verse, Elegies and Ballads; The Third Vagabondia Volume; The Pipes of Pan; The S appho Lyrics; The Prose Essays; Later Poems; Shifting Currents; The Tradition of Emerson and Whitman in American Literature; New Systems of Verse - Whitman and Claudel. Interior - pages browning, gift inscription on free front endpaper, o t h e r w i s e c lean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. VG.
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Book number: 9387
USD 18.00 [Appr.: EURO 15.5 | £UK 13.5 | JP¥ 2042]
Keywords: Bliss Carman, Canadian Authors, Poets, Literature, Songs from Vagavondia, Pipes of Pan, Sappho Lyrics, Emerson, Whitman, Claudel, American.

 
CAPPON, JAMES.
Charles G.D. Roberts. Makers of Canadian Literature Series.
Toronto, Ryerson Press. Hard Cover. 148 pp, 16mo (6 5/8" H), dark blue cloth with gold lettering/decoration on spine. No date. B&w portrait. Looks at the life and work of Charles G.D. Roberts, focusing largely on his poetry. Contents: Biographical; Anthology; Appreciation; Bibliography; Index. Very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, some darkening to edges of text block. Very Good.
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Book number: 28226
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Keywords: Canadian Authors, Biography, William Wilfred Campbell, Bliss Carman, Isabella Valancy Crawford, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Browning, Matthew Arnold, Pauline Johnson, Keats, Kipling, Archibald Lampman, Charles Mair, Naturalists, Nature, New York Nocturnes, Rober

 
CASTRONOVO, DAVID.
Blokes: The Bad Boys of English Literature.
Continuum, New York, 2009.. 197 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 9780826428325 "They came from unpromising places and unglamorous backgrounds. They crashed the Establishment party in one generation, raided the citadels of culture, and brought their idioms, themes, and passions to the center of British life. The blokes were writers who revitalized British drama, fiction, poetry, and criticism. This book is the story, told in a series of profiles, of New Britannia. The cast of characters includes playwrights John Osborne and Arnold Wesker, novelist Kingsley Amis, critic Kenneth Tynan, poet Philip Larkin, fiction writer Alan Sillitoe, plus lesser-known figures such as John Braine, David Storey, Stan Barstow, and Keith Waterhouse - up to more contemporary writers like Martin Amis and Nick Hornby. The central idea of this book is how these writers, and others, transformed British heritage - how they worked with the materials of their own backgrounds, the class system, tradition, and artistic convention to make new art. They took their place in a long line of writers who thrived on grit: Daniel Defoe, Charles Dickens, Bernard Shaw, D.H. Lawrence. (It) is an entertaining and insightful survey of a group of disparate writers who had a profound and enduring impact upon British literary culture." Very light rubbing on boards, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, tiny tear at top of rear flap-fold, minor rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good.
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Book number: 25565
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Keywords: 20th Century, History, Criticism, Society, Great Britain, British, Authors, Social Views, Political, Attitudes, Classes, Problems, Radicalism, Philip Larkin, Kingsley Amis, John Osborne, Kenneth Tynan, 1960s, Alan Sillitoe, D.H. Lawrence, Graham Gre

 
CHENEY, ANNE.
Millay in Greenwich Village.
University of Alabama Press, Alabama, 1975.. 160 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0817371613 B&w illustrations. "It was Millay who captured in verse the freedom, spontaneity, quick wit, and beauty of the pre-1920s as no other poet did. She was a living symbol of the 'new woman' who could live, think, and love as freely as they chose. (This) is a psychological portrait of Millay in her finest years, the ones after she had freed herself of the repression of her childhood and youth and before she accepted th e b o n d s o f a stifling marriage. The four most important influences on Millay's life and art - Floyd Dell, Edmund Wilson, Arthur Davison Ficke, and Eugen Boissevain - are discussed at length in individual chapters. A separate chapter deals b ri e fl y wi th h e r less significant relationships. Dr. Cheney's fascinating study reveals that Millay's concern with and involvement in anti-war protests, women's rights, social injustice, lesbianism, and individual freedom make her not only a rep re sen ta tiv e w oma n of her own time, but very much a woman for our time, too." Faint cigarette odor, minor browning to pages, light wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, very light browning to fore -edg e a nd t op of t extb lock . Du st jacket has a few tiny chips, one very small tear archivally taped, light browning on spine and flap-folds and edges of panels, light rubbing, minor soiling. Very good-/Very Good-.
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Book number: 20234
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Keywords: Edna St Vincent Millay, American Authors, Poets, Women, Childhood, Youth, Greenwich Village, Floyd Dell, Edmund Wilson, Arthur Davison Ficke, Eugen Boissevain, Love, Relationships, Vanity Fair, Bunny.

 
COHEN, JOSEPH.
Journey to the Trenches: The Life of Isaac Rosenberg 1890-1918.
Robson, London, 1992.. 224 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H), soft cover. ISBN 0860517969 B&w illustrations. "When Isaac Rosenberg was killed in action on the Western Front in April 1918, the world lost one of the most striking talents of that ill-fated generation. He differe d from Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon - the two poets with whom he is most often compared - in that his was a double-faceted gift: he was both poet and painter. Also, unlike the other celebrated war poets, he was a private in the ranks, g i v i n g his poetry its particular, harrowing perspective. This moving and definitive biography is a fitting tribute to Rosenberg's tragically short life. Born to impoverished Russian Jewish immigrants, he grew up in London's East End, and onl y en li st ed t o escape the grinding poverty of home. After a short period in camp, he was sent straight to the Somme battlefields. Dr Cohen's study is based on an exhaustive examination of Rosenberg's drawings, paintings, prose pieces, poetry, l ett ers an d p riv at e family papers, and a close collaboration with the poet's late sister who was for many years his literary executrix. It is a story fraught with anxious striving, unremitting deprivation and unmerited neglect - neglect whi ch unti l re cent ly d ogge d h is reputation despite acclaim from a number of eminent critics, among them F R Leavis, who wrote 'genius is the word for Rosenberg'." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light fad ing to s pine color , min or ed ge w ear, soft crease at top of front cover, minor to light soiling on edges of text block, very light rubbing. Very Good.
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Book number: 24070
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Keywords: Trench Warfare, Trenches, Poets, Slade School, London, Lascelles Abercrombie, Laurence Binyon, David Bomberg, Gordon Bottomley, Sonia Cohen, Mark Gertler, Edward Marsh, Joseph Leftwich, John Rodker, Winifreda Seaton, Wynick, Wilfred Owen, Siegfried

 
DRINKWATER, JOHN.
Inheritance. The First Book of an Autobiography.
Henry Holt, New York, (1931), Ist U.S. edition.. 239 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover (dark green cloth with silver lettering/decoration on spine, silver coach and horses on front board) - no dust jacket. Map endpapers, b&w photos. English poet and playwright John Drinkwater's biography up until about the age of sixteen, covering his family background and their involvement with coaching inns, his early interest in the theatre and his school days. Interior - bequest bookplate on free front endpaper, very light browning to endpapers, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, spine color darkened, browning to fore-edge of textblock, light rubbing. G+.
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Book number: 13273
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Keywords: John Drinkwater, Poets, Playwrights, English, Authors, Oxford, Oxfordshire, Midlands, England, Banbury, Theatre, Inns, George, White Lion, Stage Coaches, Coaching, School Days, Warwickshire.

 
EDMOND, LAURIS.
Bonfires in the Rain.
Bridget Williams, (Wellington, 1991).. 241 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), soft cover. B&w photographs. The second volume of New Zealand poet Lauris Edmond's autobiography. "For Lauris Edmond this was married life in its time of greatest fulfilment, with six children in a small New Zealand country town in the fifties. They were rich years, full of laughter and friendship and solidity - the way, she supposed, women's lives were meant to be. But dreams and expectations change, the experiences of loss and uncertainty impinge, and as the sixties became the seventies the world shifted on its axis. Women everywhere were questioning the old, familiar loyalties; for Lauris there was no ignoring the promptings of a talent - and a way of being - too long supressed..the remarkable account of a woman's journey from conformity to a tentative and painful independence; of the growth and death of a marriage, and the questioning and discovery of self. Eloquent and assured, this is autobiography at its most revealing, and confirms Lauris Edmonds as an outstanding prose writer." Interior - slight waviness to top of approx. pages 170 - 225, previous owners name on inside of front cover, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, two soft creases on front cover, book slightly cocked, spine uncreased. VG-.
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Book number: 11929
USD 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 12.75 | £UK 11.25 | JP¥ 1701]
Keywords: Lauris Edmond, New Zealand, Authors, Women, Poets, Biography, Family Life, Marriage, Relationships, Self Discovery.

 
EDMOND, LAURIS.
Hot October: An Autobiographical Story.
Allen & Unwin/Port Nicholson Press, (Wellington, 1989).. 239 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H), soft cover. B&w photographs. The first volume of New Zealand poet Lauris Scott's autobiography. "The story begins in a Hawkes Bay childhood. Social Credit was the family creed; dramatic productions the order of the day. Leaving this close family group, the student Lauris wrote intimate letters home: friends, books, betrayals, ideals, all life's vicissitudes appear on the page with a sparkle that confirms a writer's hand. Detailed, direct and charming, this is the story of a young girl's passage into womanhood.." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear and rubbing, book slightly cocked, very faint creases on spine. VG.
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Book number: 11928
USD 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 8.5 | £UK 7.5 | JP¥ 1134]
Keywords: Lauris Edmond, Biography, New Zealand, Authors, Women, Poets, Wellington, World War Ii, Hawkes Bay, Childhood, Social Credit, Family Relationships, Friendships.

 
FOOTNER, HULBERT. (WILLIAM HULBERT FOOTNER.)
Charles' Gift: Salute to a Maryland House of 1650. With Signed Letter.
New York, Harper & Brothers. 1939, First Edition. Hard Cover. Ill.: Paul Braun & Arthur Mooney, photography. 290 pp, 8 7/8" H. Dark blue cloth spine (with gilt lettering/decoration) and corners, light blue paper-covered boards and endpapers. B&w photographs by Paul Braun, Arthur Mooney and others. Inscribed on half title page: "Norah and Chew Atkins / their book inscribed in / memory of old times by / Hulbert Footner / Jan 22nd 1940". Also included, an autograph letter signed by Footner, on Charlesgift notepaper, referring to a possible visit and mentioning that "For August everything too, is uncertain. I have a lot of theatrical business coming to a head, and it may be necessary for me to be in New York at that time." (Footner uses small x's instead of periods in the text.) The envelope is postmarked Solomons, MD, 1916. During the 1916-17 season, Footner's play "Shirley Kaye" had a reasonably successful run at the Hudson Theatre, New York and the proceeds helped in the restoration of Charles' Gift. Also laid in at front, the previously folded, chipped and wrinkled/creased front panel and flap from the original dust jacket. Hulbert Footner (1879-1944) explored large areas of Northern Canada by canoe in his early years and produced works of fiction and non-fiction based on his experiences. He was also a playwright and in later life, a successful mystery writer, creating such characters as Madame Rosika Storey. This semi-autobiographical book details the purchase and restoration of an historic house, but also looks back into the history of Calvert County and recounts the people and events that played a part in Footner's life for over thirty years. Minor wrinkle at top of spine, light browning and scattered tiny/small foxing marks on edges of text block - mainly on top and top corner, a few small foxing marks on preliminary pages and on the last few blank papes, a few tiny dents on bottom of text block. Very Good -. Inscribed By Author.
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Book number: 29603
USD 250.00 [Appr.: EURO 212.5 | £UK 187.5 | JP¥ 28355]
Keywords: Charles' Gift, Historic Houses, Maryland, Sollers, Solomons, Restoration, Renovation, Signed Books, Autograph Letter Signed, Als, Hulbert Footner, American Authors, Mystery Writers, American Playwrights, Calvert County, Tornadoes, Chesapeake Bay, Patuxent

 
FOWLER, MARIAN. INSCRBED BY AUTHOR. (SARA JEANNETTE DUNCAN.)
Redney: A Life of Sara Jeannette Duncan.
Anansi, Toronto, (1983), Ist edition.. 333 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR ON FRONT FREE ENDPAPER. "(T)ells the story of Sara Jeannette Duncan, a popular Canadian writer at the turn of the century. Redney began as a beautiful young journalist, a restless romantic and a world traveller. Her writing career took her from her home in Brantford, Ontario, first to New Orleans - where she had a romantic fling with the 'Byron of the Rockies', the flamboyant Joaquin Miller - and then to adventures in Washington, Toronto, Montreal, and as far afield as Tokyo and London. Redney married and settled in India - feeling trapped, she began to write her many novels and at last summoned up the Canada of her childhood in her masterpiece, 'The Imperialist'. (This book) explores the psychology and talent of a remarkable woman and evokes for us the scenes and manners of a vanished, colourful past." Minor edge wear to boards. Dust jacket light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few very tiny scuffs on spine. VG+/VG-.
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Book number: 13136
USD 17.50 [Appr.: EURO 15 | £UK 13.25 | JP¥ 1985]
Keywords: Sara Jeannette Duncan, Canadian Authors, Women, Journalists, Redney, Branford, Ontario, New Orleans, Joaquin Miller, Washington, Toronto, Montreal, Tokyo, London, India, Raj, Novelists, Travel.

 
FRAME, JANET.
An Angel at My Table. An Autobiography: Volume Two.
Hutchinson of New Zealand, Auckland, 1984, first edition.. 195 pp, large 8vo (9 1/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0091569109 "Volume Two of Janet Frame's autobiography begins with her train journey from Oamaru to Dunedin to begin life as a student at Teachers' Training College and Otago University. Her shyness and insecurity made her 'different' and this, coupled with a clumsy suicide attempt, led to the first of her incarcerations in a mental hospital..Her initial meeting with Charles Brasch, the declaration of her sanity and mos t i m p o r t a ntly, the support of Frank Sargeson, bring a change of mood from one of 'a doomed eternity, all hope abandoned', to a pervading though tentative optimism. Through Frank Sargeson's acceptance of her as a person, his interest in her wr i ti ng a nd t he s upport of Karl and Kay Stead, begins her emergence into a normal lifestyle and her growing sense of the freedom to be herself. When with Frank Sargeson's help she receives a grant from the Literary Fund, she is able to 'tr ave l ove rse as and br oad en my experience'. It is this slow release from the past, this taking of a deep breath, figuratively speaking, along with Janet Frame's intense interest in the physical nature of her surroundings, that the reader will r ecal l rath er t han her des crip tio ns of 'forced submissions to custodial capture'." Top of spine is bumped, slight bump at corners of boards. Dust jacket light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of flap-folds and bottom of spine, heavy cres in g at top o f sp ine, one s mall clos ed edge tear - archivally taped, light rubbing - mainly on rear panel. Very Good-/Very Good-.
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Book number: 20595
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Keywords: Janet Frame, New Zealand Authors, Women, Dunedin, Teachers, Otago University, Suicide, Mental Health, Charles Brasch, Frank Saregeson, Karl Stead, Kay, Depression, Writers, Autobiography.

 
FRAME, JANET.
The Envoy from Mirror City. An Autobiography: Volume Three.
Hutchinson of New Zealand, Auckland, 1985, first edition.. 176 pp, large 8vo (9 1/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0091616905 In the third volume of her autobiography, New Zealand author Janet Frame relates her extended travels in England and Europe to 'broaden her experience' and her eventual retur n to her hometown of Oamuru and before settling in Dunedin. Very tiny chip at fore-edge of page 5/6, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has some areas of light edge wrinkling, very light rubbing - mainly on rear panel, mi n o r s o i l i ng on inside of front panel. Very Good/Very Good.
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Book number: 20596
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Keywords: Janet Frame, Women Authors, New Zealand, Travel, England, Italy, Rome, London, Self-Examination.

 
HAMMOND, WAYNE G. AND SCULL, CHRISTINA.
J.R. R. Tolkien: Artist & Illustrator.
London, HarperCollins. 1995, First Printing. (ISBN: 0261103229) Soft Cover. Ill.: J.R.R. Tolkien. 208 pp, 11" H. "J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973) renowned author of 'The Hobbit', 'The Lord of the Rings' and 'The Silmarillion', was an artist in pictures as well as in words. Though he often remarked that he had no talent for drawing, his art has charmed his readers and has been exhibited to large and appreciative audiences the world over. In fact, his talent was far more than he admitted, and his sense of design was natural and keen. (This book) explores Tolkien's art at length, from his childhood paintings and drawings to his final sketches. At its heart are his illustrations for his books, especially his tales of Middle-earth. Also examined are the pictures Tolkien made for his children, his expressive calligraphy, his love of decoration, and his contributions to the typography and design of his books. With 200 reproductions, many in full colour, this lavishly-produced book offers a perfect opportunity for anyone wishing to discover a largely unexplored aspect of J.R.R. Tolkien's character." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear/wrinkling, minor rubbing, tiny ink dot on bottom of text block. Very Good+.
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Book number: 29035
USD 37.50 [Appr.: EURO 32 | £UK 28.25 | JP¥ 4253]
Keywords: J.R. R. Tolkien, Art Nouveau, Bag-End, Bagshot Row, Barad-Dur, Barnt Green, Beorn's Hall, Beowulf, Bilbo Baggins, Book of Lost Tales, Calligraphy, Children of Hurin, Colour, Dale, Dragons, Doors of Durin, Dwarves, Dwarfs, Eagles, Earendil, Elvenking's Gat

 
MAXWELL, CHRISTABEL. (MARGARET GATTY AND JULIANA HORATIA EWING.)
Mrs Gatty and Mrs Ewing.
Constable, London, (1949), Ist edition.. 256 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Color frontixpiece, 6 plates. "Margaret Gatty and Juliana Horatia Ewing were mother and daughter. Christabel Maxwell is a grand-daughter of Mrs Gatty and a niece of Mrs Ewing. This biography of two remarkable (Victorian) women (authors), based on letters and diaries seen by no one these last fifty years and hitherto never fully utilised, can therefore fairly claim to be a 'standard family biography' in the completest form. Mrs Gatty..was a naturalist of repute, the founder and editor of 'Aunt Judy's Magazine' and the author..of five series of 'Parables from Nature'..Mrs Ewing..(was) one of the best-loved writers of books for children. 'The Brownies', 'Lob-lie-by-the-f i r e', 'Jackanapes', 'Jan of the Windmill, 'Daddy Darwin's Dovecot' - these and half a dozen other stories are an inablienable part of the childhood memories of most persons of fifty or more years of age.." Light edge wear to boards, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light dust soiling to top of textblock. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, several tiny to small closed tears - some with creases, light to moderate soiling - mainly on rear panel, waterstain at bottom of spine, a f ew small light water marks on spine, slight darkening to spine and flap-folds. VG/G+.
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Book number: 13481
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Keywords: Margaret Gatty, Juliana Horatia Ewing, English Authors, Women, Brownies, Jackanapes, Victorian, Children's Books, Aunt Judy's Magazine, Ecclesfield, Letters, Diaries.

 
GROTTA, DANIEL. (J.R.R. TOLKIEN.0
The Biography of J.R. R. Tolkien, Architect of Middle-Earth.
New York, Grosset & Dunlap. 1978. (ISBN: 0448148374) Hard Cover with dust jacket. 197 pp, 10" H. J.R.R. Tolkien, the "man who was embarrassed by success lived most of his life as an Oxford scholar in the surrounds of a cloistered academic community. As a child in South Africa, (he) was kidnapped by a native and taken into the bush. As a youngster in the English industrial city of Birmingham, Tolkien was raised by a Catholic priest. As a young adult, (he) lived throught the bloody horror of the trenches of World War I. How much of Tolkien's own personal experience fired that incredible imagination is just one of the areas that Daniel Grotta uncovers. Here, for the first time, the door is opened to the life and thoughts of the masterful creator of Middle-earth." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one very small corner bump, slight fading to color on front board and at top/bottom edges, small remainder mark on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good.
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Book number: 29038
USD 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 12.75 | £UK 11.25 | JP¥ 1701]
Keywords: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, J.R. R. Tolkien, Tolkein, Fantasy, Lord of the Rings, the Hobbit, Allen Barnett, Beowulf, William Cater, Nevill Coghill, Elves, Elvish, Mythology, Farmer Giles of Ham, Fellowship of Ring, George Allen & Unwin, Joy Hill, Hobbits,

 
GUDGEON, CHRIS.
Out of This World: The Natural History of Milton Acorn.
Arsenal Pulp Press, Vancouver, (1996) Ist ed.. 239 pp, 8vo, HC. Lively biography of Milton Acorn (1923-1986)and his era, exploring - and exposing - his larger-than-life myths, and tracing his tragic rise and fall, from his childhood in Prince Edward Island to his years spent in Montreal, Toront o and Vancouver, where he found himself immersed in literary communities that included the likes of Irving Layton, Al Purdy, Dorothy Livesay, bill bissett, Joe Rosenblatt and Patrick Lane. During this time, Acorn married the poet Gwend o l y n M a c E w e n ; their brief, turbulent union is legend and had a profound impact on his life. Includes "Annotated Anthology" of Acorn's poems. VG+/NF.
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Book number: 713
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 17 | £UK 15 | JP¥ 2268]
Keywords: Biography, Poets, Poetry, Canadian Authors, Gwendolyn Macewen.

 
HALE, KATHERINE. (MRS. JOHN GARVIN.)
Isabella Valancy Crawford. Makers of Canadian Literature Series.
Toronto, Ryerson Press. Hard Cover. 125 pp, 16mo (6 5/8" H), dark blue cloth with gold lettering/decoration on spine. No date. B&w portrait. Looks at the life and work of 19th century poet/author Isabella Valancy Crawford. Contents: Biographical; Anthology; Appreciation; Bibliography; Index. Very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, some darkening to edges of text block. Very Good.
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Book number: 28224
USD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 21.25 | £UK 18.75 | JP¥ 2836]
Keywords: Isabella Valancy Crawford, Canadian Authors, Women, Literature, Poets, Poetry, Biography, Ontario, Kawarthas, Dante, Lakefield, Old Spookses' Pass, Malcolm's Katie, Paisley, Peterborough. .

 
HUEBEL, HARRY RUSSELL. COVER ILLUSTRATION BY ARNY SKOV.
Jack Kerouac. Boise State University Western Writers Series Number 39.
Boise State University, Boise, Idaho, 1979.. 48 pp, 8" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor soiling on rea cover. Very Good+.
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Book number: 23004
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Keywords: Jack Kerouac, Beat Authors, on the Road.

 
JONES, KATHLEEN. (CHRISTINA ROSSETTI>)
Learning Not to Be First: The Life of Christina Rossetti.
St. Martin's Press, New York, 1992) Ist U.S. edition.. 252 pp. 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs, reproductions. ISBN 0312070179 "(E)xamines Christina Rossetti's life alongside those of of other nineteenth-century women writers - notably Emily Bronte, Elizabeth Barrett Brown ing, and Emily Dickinson. (She) was the youngest of four children, born in England to Italian parents. Although she and her brother, Dante Gabriel, were known as the 'two storms', Christina's passionate nature was curbed in a way that her broth e r ' s was not, as she submitted to the social and religious pressures that lay so heavily on Victorian women. Like E.B.B. Christina suffered the tyranny of a loving family. Her sister Maria's influence was described as 'a species of police surv ei ll an ce', and Christina was always careful never to write anything that would hurt her mother. As her personal life became increasingly tragic, her output of religious poetry grew. Her desire for both poetic and moral excellence kept her conti nua lly in conflict, a struggle whose corrosive effects deeply affected her writing. (Her) deliberate self-effacement, Dante Gabriel's portrayal of her as the meek virgin, and William Rossetti's role as editor and interpreter of her work have gra dual ly b lott ed out the passionate, lively spirit who wrote with such simplicity and power. (The author's) fascinating work finally strips away the shadows of Christina's life to reveal her true self." Varying levels of sun fading to spine, top/ botto m edg es & top 1 1/2" of rear board; tiny printers ink mark in margin of pages 4 & 5. Dust jacket has very light edge wear - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Good/Very Good.
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Book number: 25328
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Keywords: Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Pre-Raphaelites, Goblin Market, Charles Cayley, Emily Bronte, Charlotte, Mackenzie Bell, Ford Madox Brown, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, James Collinson, Dickinson, Siddal, Algernon Swinburne, W.B. Scott, John Ruskin, Holman Hu

 
KINCADE, WINIFRED.
The Torch: Ontario Monuments to Great Names.
Regina, Sask. School Aids & Text Book Publishing. Hard Cover with dust jacket. 298 pp, 8vo (8 3/8" H). B&w photographs. A look at the statues, plaques, memorials, houses, cairns, etc. that dot Ontario as reminders of the important people and places of its history. 39 chapters cover: John McCrae; Samuel de Champlain; La Salle; Huronia; Old Fairfield; Tecumseh; Sir Isaac Brock; Laura Secord; Lundy's Lane; Crysler's Farm; Forts Erie, York, Malden, George and Henry; Raids of Patriots; United Empire Loyalists of Adolphustown; Joseph Brant; Josiah Henson; Sir Frederick Banting; William Osler Stephen Leacock, Pauline Johnson and others. Light edge wear to boards, spine is lightly twisted, tiny mark on top of textblock, tiny bumps to bottom corners. There is an unmarked, empty card holder on rear pastedown, but there are no library markings in this book or on the dust jacket. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, small tears/chips - mainly at top of spine and top/bottom of flap-folds, browning, piece missing from spine and front panel, now protected in mylar sleeve. Very Good -/Poor.
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Book number: 9951
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Keywords: Ontario, John Mccrae, Champlain, la Salle, Huronia, Fairfield, Tecumseh, Brock, Laura Secord, Stoney Creek, Lundy's Lane, Crysler's Farm, Fort Malden, George, Erie, York, Herny, United Empire Loyalists, Uels, Adolphustown, Joseph Brant, Talbot, Josiah Hen

 
LANGILLE, JACQUELINE. (LUCY MAUD MONTGOMERY.)
Lucy Maud Montgomery. Famous Canadian Series.
Tantallon, Nova Scotia, Four East. 1992, First Edition. (ISBN: 0920427197) Soft Cover. 48 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H). B&w photographs, maps. "Anne of Green Gables is one of the best known novels of all time. Much less is generally known about the author. This biography tells the story of Lucy Maud Montgomery, a shy Prince Edward Island girl who became a minister's wife and achieved fame beyond her wildest dreams." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - fading to spine color (lettering still very legible), very light rubbing to front cover, book very lightly cocked. Very Good.
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Book number: 13447
USD 12.50 [Appr.: EURO 10.75 | £UK 9.5 | JP¥ 1418]
Keywords: Lucy Maud Montgomery, L.M. , Canadian Authors, Children's Books, Anne of Green Gables, Prince Edward Island, Novelists, Biography. 0920427197

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