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ANDERSON, SHERWOOD; COHN, LOUIS HENRY; CARTER, JOHN; COLEMAN, CARROLL D.; JACKSON, WILLIAM ALEXANDER; NEWTON, A. EDWARD; ADAMS, FREDERICK B., JR.; ROCKWELL, NORMAN; KENT, ROCKWELL; WINTERICH, JOHN T., ET AL.
The Colophon: A Quarterly for Bookmen. New Series - Volume 1, Number 1: Summer 1935, Number 2: Autumn 1935, Number 3: Winter 1936 & Number 4: Spring 1936 - 4 Books in Total.
New York, Pynson Printers. 1935. Hard Cover. 4 volumes, consecutively paged - No. 1, pp.1-160 / No. 2, pp.161-316 / No. 3, pp.317-480 / No. 4, pp.481-644, 9 1/2" H. Cream-coloured, paper-covered boards with series decoration on front boards, varying in colour (teal, pink, blue, beige). Some b&w illustrations. Articles of interest to bibliophiles, including: America's First Bibles, by Randolph G. Adams; Herman Melville as I Recall Him, by Oscar Wegelin; A Note on Ernest Hemingway, by Louis Henry Cohn; Frank Holme: Newpaper Artist and Designer of Books, by Rudolph Gjelsness; A Frontier Bibliophile, by Howard C. Rice; Proof-Reading in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries, by William Alexander Jackson; The Haunted Book: Concerning Huckleberry Finn, by Irving S. Underhill; The St. Mary's City Press: A New Chronology of American Printing, by Lawrence C. Wroth; The Collier-Cruickshank Punch and Judy, by Paul McPharlin; The 1866 Appleton "Alice", by Flodden W. Heron; Book Collector, Italian, Seventeenth Century, by Ethel D. Roberts; A London Bookseller's Ledger of 1535, by William A. Jackson; The Imprints of A. Edw. Newton & Co, 1887-1893, by John T. Winterich; My Memoirs of the Civil War, by MacKinlay Kantor, illustrations by Donald McKay; Bibliographical Notes on James Joyce's "Ulysses", by R.F. Roberts; On Being Famous, by Rockwell Kent; The McGuffey Readers, by Henry Ford, etc. Number 1 has a tiny crease at bottom of one page. Number 2 has a very small crease at fore-edge of pages 553 to 566. Books have light browning to edges and very light browning on spines, very light edge wear, browning/dust staining and scattered foxing on top of text blocks, number 3 has a very small bump and tear at top of front hinge, some minor bumps at top/bottom of some spines, two books have minor foxing on fore-edge or bottom of text block. Good+/No Jacket.
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Book number: 28901
USD 60.00 [Appr.: EURO 54 | £UK 44.75 | JP¥ 6563]
Keywords: Frank Holme, Newspaper Artists, Book Design, Book Designers, Books About Books, John Carter, Lustleigh, Walt Whitman, Bibliophiles, Book Collecting, Book Collectors, Alchemy, Proof-Reading, 16th Century 17th Century, Samule Butler, Huckleberry Finn, Mark

 
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
USD 12.50 [Appr.: EURO 11.25 | £UK 9.5 | JP¥ 1367]
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.

 
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.

 
BUTCHER, FANNY.
Many Lives - One Love.
New York, Harper & Row. 1972, First Edition. (ISBN: 060104023) Hard Cover with dust jacket. 463 pp, 8 5/8" H. Signed: "Fanny Butcher" on front free endpaper. B&w photographs. "This is the extraordinary memoir of the lifelong passion - and the multiple friendships - of one of the outstanding women of (the twentieth century), who has lived her life to the full in the heart of the Midwest and the literary circles of two continents. Young Fanny Butcher began her career just before the dawn of the Chicago literary renaissance of the 1920s and 1930s. (S)he got a job as assisant to the woman's editor of the Chicago Tribune, and worked her way to the position of literary editor during the overlordship of Colonel Robert R. McCormick. (S)he was in turn a reporter, music critic, and society editor, but she spunkily created her own book columns, and reviewed and interviewed and made friends with hundreds of American, French, English and other writers whose success in midland America she helped to promote by her profound involvement in their work. For almost fifty years at the Tribune she took an active share in the life of her times - not only as a book reviewer but as a bookshop proprietor and as an advocate of good causes, from women's suffrage to freedom of expression for the writer. Here are her personal recollections of Edna Ferber, Willa Cather, Carl Sandburg, Sinclair Lewis, H.L. Mencken, Gertrude Stein, Ernest Hemingway, Louis Bromfield, James Joyce, Andre Maurois, Thornton Wilder, Fannie Hurst, and many, many others." Light toning to edges of text block, slight colour fading at top edge of boards and spine, bump/wrinkling at top of spine and light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has moderate to heavy sun fading on spine - lettering is still legible, very light browning on rear flap-fold and at top edge of flaps, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine including a few small and tiny tears, two tiny dents on rear hinge area, very small two-letter notation in red ink at top of front flap. Very Good/Good+. Signed by Author.
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Book number: 30488
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Keywords: Fanny Butcher, Autobiography, Chicago, Chicago Tribune, Editors, Literary Editor, Journalists, Journalism, Women's Suffrage, International Pen, Theater, Travel, Edna Ferber, Willa Cather, Carl Sandburg, Sinclair Lewis, H.L. Mencken, Gertrude Stein, Ernest

 
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 16.25 | £UK 13.5 | JP¥ 1969]
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
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 18 | £UK 15 | JP¥ 2188]
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.
New York, Continuum. 2009. (ISBN: 9780826428325) Hard Cover with dust jacket. 197 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H). "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 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 Greene, M

 
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.

 
DEACON, WILLIAM ARTHUR.
Peter Mcarthur.
Toronto, Ryerson Press. Hard Cover. 180 pp, 6 3/4" H. Dark blue cloth with gilt lettering/decoration on spine, blindstamped signature & border on front board. B&w portrait. One of the "Makers of Canadian Literature" series, edited by Lorne Albert Pierce. Contents: Biographical; Anthology; Appreciation; Bibliography; Index. Tiny light glue mark on free rear endpaper, a few very tiny dlue marks at top of inside front hinge, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners. Very Good.
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Book number: 28840
USD 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 13.5 | £UK 11.25 | JP¥ 1641]
Keywords: Peter Mcarthur, Canadian Authors, Affable Stranger, Boy and the Oak, Toronto Globe, in Pastures Green, Humour, Humorists, Duncan Mckellar, the Ocean Liner, Ourselves, the Prodigal, the Red Cow, Strathroy, to Be Taken with Salt, University of Toronto, True

 
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
USD 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 13.5 | £UK 11.25 | JP¥ 1641]
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 13.5 | £UK 11.25 | JP¥ 1641]
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 9 | £UK 7.5 | JP¥ 1094]
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 224.5 | £UK 186.5 | JP¥ 27345]
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 15.75 | £UK 13.25 | JP¥ 1914]
Keywords: Sara Jeannette Duncan, Canadian Authors, Women, Journalists, Redney, Branford, Ontario, New Orleans, Joaquin Miller, Washington, Toronto, Montreal, Tokyo, London, India, Raj, Novelists, Travel.

 
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
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 18 | £UK 15 | JP¥ 2188]
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 13.5 | £UK 11.25 | JP¥ 1641]
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 18 | £UK 15 | JP¥ 2188]
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 22.5 | £UK 18.75 | JP¥ 2735]
Keywords: Isabella Valancy Crawford, Canadian Authors, Women, Literature, Poets, Poetry, Biography, Ontario, Kawarthas, Dante, Lakefield, Old Spookses' Pass, Malcolm's Katie, Paisley, Peterborough. .

 
HOGAN, CHARLES BEECHER; BERLACK, HARRIS; HERSHOLT, JEAN; FERGUSON, DELANCEY; SILVER, ROLLO G.; LEWIS, SINCLAIR; RUSHMORE, A.W.; ALMY ROBERT F.; HERON, FLODDEN W.; ASHLEY-MONTAGU, M.F.; HAWTHORNE, MANNING; ADAMS, RANDOLPH G.; ADAMS, FREDERICK B., JR.
The Colophon. New Series. Winter 1937. Volume Ii, Number 2.
New York, Pynson Printers. 1937. Hard Cover. Pagination runs from 165 to 310. Contents: If You Must Write a Bibliography, by Charles Beecher Hogan; Lex Epistolarum, by Harris Berlack; Worlds Built on Books (use of books for Hollywood productions), by Jean Hersholt; "The Petrified Truth" (hoaxes by Mark Twain and Dan De Quille), by DeLancey Ferguson; For the Bright Particular Star (correspondence of Walt Whitman with Mary Costelloe et al.) by Rollo G. Silver; Breaking into Print, by Sinclair Lewis; Busman's Holiday (The Golden Hind Press), by A.W. Rushmore; J.N. Reynolds: A Brief Biography with Particular Reference to Poe and Symmes, by Robert F. Almy; Photographs (the libraries of George Arents, Jr. Morris L. Parrish, Jean Hersholt, Robert P. Eckert, Jr.); Lost? Stolen? Concealed? Literary Properties (thoughts on the original map from Treasure Island, the original manuscript of Seven Pillars of Wisdom, the manuscript of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland), by Flodden W. Heron; Three Unknown Portraits of Walter Savage Landor, by M.F. Ashley-Montagu; Hawthorne and "The Man of God" (Nathaniel Hawthorne and Horace Lorenzo Conolly), by Manning Hawthorne; Notes and Queries; The Crow's Nest (Advertising Announcements and Notes about Contributors), by Frederick B. Adams, Jr. Darkening to top edge of boards and top of text block, tiny light foxing marks on top of text block, minor browning on hinges. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 28924
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 18 | £UK 15 | JP¥ 2188]
Keywords: Books, Books About Books, Bibliography, Colophon, Libraries, Sinclair Lewis, J.N. Reynolds Poe, Symmes, Walter Savage Landor, Literary Properties, Nathaniel Hawthoren, Hoarce L. Conolly, Literary Correspondence, Book Collecting, Treasure Island, Seven Pil

 
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
USD 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 27 | £UK 22.5 | JP¥ 3281]
Keywords: Jack Kerouac, Beat Authors, on the Road.

 
HUSE, NANCY. (NOEL STREATFEILD.)
Noel Streatfeild. Twayne's English Authors Series.
New York, Twayne. 1994, First Edition. (ISBN: 0805745157) Hard Cover with dust jacket. 163 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). "In this comprehensive analysis of a woman hailed by her fellow Britons as a 'National Monument', Nancy Huse argures that Streatfeild's work challenges the status of 'girl's books', described in most criticism as ephemeral or constituting a category separate from 'great books'. Huse attributes the appeal of Streatfeild's books to their contemporary themes and traditional values and finds that in exploring the tensions of heredity and environment Streatfeild anticipates many contemporary questions about the role of women, the structure of the family, and the implications of the class system. In particular, Huse notes, Streatfeild (in both her children's and adult novels) used the poverty of women and their work in the domestic sphere to link the public with the private worlds shaping children. Streatfeild's conservative upbringing, rebellious youth, and complex life-long relationship with her family provided material for her novels, according to Huse. Streatfeild developed a conscious perspective on childhood that she used to defend child/adult boundaries while sharpening story forms. At the same time, Huse contends, her multifaceted talent admitted new subjects, character types, themes, and information into the children's book because she assumed competence and intelligent curiosity as the basis of children's contributions to the family and to society. In this vibrant portrait of the life and work of such an innovative children's writer, Huse suggests some meaningful ways to evaluate the family novel, the role of a children's novelist in preserving and constructing a historical record, and the implications of formulaic patterns that derive from female experience." Minor wrinkle at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, light creasing at top of rear panel near flap-fold, minor wear at top of rear flap-fold. Near Fine/Very Good+.
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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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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

 
KIBLER, JAMES, E., JR., EDITOR. FOREWORD BY WILLIAM TARG.
American Novelists Since World War Ii. Second Series. Dictionary of Literary Biography, Volume Six.
Detroit, Gale Research. 1980, First Edition. (ISBN: 0810309084) Hard Cover. 404 pp, 11 1/4" H. Medium blue boards with dark blue title blocks/gilt lettering on spine and front board. Pictorial endpapers, b&w photographs, reproductions (including some signatures). Includes the Cumulative Index Volumes 1-6. The seventy entries in this book supplement "American Novelists Since World War II, First Series', further documenting the growth of a body of literature still in the making." Contains bio-bibliographical information about: Paul Bowles; Frederick Busch, Pat Conroy; Don DeLillo; J.P. Dunleavy; A.B. Guthrie, Jr.; Earl Hamner, John Hersey, John Irving; Shirley Jackson; John Knowles, Harper Lee; Peter Matthiessen, Cormac McCarthy; James A. Michener; Toni Morrison; Josephine Pinckney; Sylvia Plath; Mario Puzo; Mary Lee Settle; Irwin Shaw; Isaac Bashevis Singer; Anne Tyler; Gore Vidal; Alice Walker; Joseph Wambaugh, etc. Light wear and wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, a few tiny dents on bottom edge of boards, light wear at corners, three corners with very small bump. Very Good.
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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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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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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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