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GODFREY, DAVE; GOTLIEB, PHYLLIS; BOWERING, GEORGE; WADDINGTON, MIRIAM; TROTTIER, PIERRE; KATTAN, NAIM; TURNBULL, GAEL; ROBERTS, PHILIP; KILBOURN, ELIZABETH; MCCORMACK, ROBERT, DUFY, DENNIS; JOHNSTON, GEORGE; FISHER, DOUGLAS; ROTSTEIN, ABRAHAM; ET AL
The Tamarack Review. Summer 1966. Issue 40.
Tamarack Review, Toronto, 1966.. 96 pp, 8 1/2" H, soft cover. Contents: The Hard-headed Collector, by Dave Godfrey; Six Poems, by Phyllis Gotlieb; The Elevator, by George Bowering; Two Poems, by Miriam Waddington; Four Poems (translated by G.V. Downes), by Pierre Trottier; Montre al and French-Canadian Culture, by Naim Kattan; Riel, by Gael Turnbull; Six Poems, by Philip Roberts; The Art Scene '66, by Elizabeth Kilbourn; Interpretations, by Robert McCormack; Beautiful Beginners, by Dennis Dufy; Newfoundland Viking, b y G e o r g e Johnston; Foreign Affairs, by Douglas Fisher; Canadian Affluence, by Abraham Rotstein; Goodbye Humphrey, by Diana Goldsborough; A Find, by John Robert Colombo; Contributors. The back cover, sponsored by Hudson's Bay Company, feat u re s t wo p oe ms b y Alden Nowlan - 'Midnight of the First Snow' and 'The Spy'. Interior - tiny bump to bottom corner of first few pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - wrinkling on spine, minor edge wear to co ve rs , s mal l c los ed te ar at bottom of front hinge, two tiny faint watermarks on front cover, very light rubbing, minor soiling, book is lightly cocked. Good+.
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Book number: 18979
USD 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 9 | £UK 7.5 | JP¥ 1094]
Catalogue: Literature
Keywords: Canadian Authors, Poets, Literary Reviews, Poetry, Diana Goldsborough, John Robert Colombo, Montreal, French-Canadian Culture, Riel, Newfoundland, Alden Nowlan.

 
AINSWORTH, W. H. (WILLIAM HARRISON).
The Tower of London.
London, Collins Clear-Type Press. Full-Leather. Ill.: Paul Hardy, frontispiece. 638 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H), thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt - in slipcase. Burgundy endpapers, b&w frontispiece. An historical romance of Lady Jane Grey and her short-lived career as queen of England between the reigns of Edward VI and Mary I. Very light fading to colour on spine, minor corner wear, a few tiny scuffs on spine. Slipcase has light to moderate edge wear and light rubbing on panels. Very Good.
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Book number: 29995
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 18 | £UK 15 | JP¥ 2188]
Catalogue: Literature
Keywords: William Harrison Ainsworth, Historical Fiction, Historical Romance, British Authors, English Literature, Lady Jane Grey, English Queens, Tudor England, Tudors, 16th Century, Tower of London, Executions, Plots, Mary I, Lord Dudley. Paul Hardy, Frontispiece

 
AINSWORTH, W. H. (WILLIAM HARRISON).
Windsor Castle.
London, Collins Clear-Type Press. Full-Leather. 382 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H), thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt - in slipcase. Burgundy endpapers, b&w frontispiece. A historical romance of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, intertwined with tales of Herne the Hunter, here portrayed as a spirit of Windsor Forest. Minor corner wear on covers. Slipcase has light to moderate edge wear, a few tiny scuffs, small dark stain on one side panel. Near Fine.
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Book number: 26044
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Catalogue: Literature
Keywords: Tudor England, English, Henry Viii, Kings, Queens, Scandal, Anne Boleyn, Herne Hunter, Castles, Cardinal Wolsey, Mabel Lyndwood, Jane Seymour, Jousting, Beheadings, Tower of London, Earl of Surrey.

 
ALLEN, WOODY.
Mere Anarchy.
Random House, New York, 2007, first edition.. 160 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 9781400066414 "Here, in his first collection since his three hilarious classics 'Getting Even', 'Without Feathers', and 'Side Effects', Woody Allen has managed to write a book that not only a nswers the most profound questions of human existence but is also the perfect size to place under any short table leg to prevent wobbling. 'I awoke Friday, and because the universe is expanding it took me longer than usual to find my robe,' h e e x p l ains in a piece on physics called 'Strung Out'. In other flights of inspirational sanity we are introduced to a cast of characters only Allen could imagine: Jasper Nutmeat, Flanders Mealworm, and the independent film mogul E. Coli Big g s, j u st t o na me a few. Whether he is writing about art, sex, food, or crime ('Pugh has been a policeman as far back as he can remember. His father was a notorious bank robber, and the only way Pugh could get to spend time with him was to a pp reh end h im' ), he is explosively funny. In 'This Nib for Hire,' a Hollywood bigwig comes across an author's book in a little country store and describes it in a way that aptly captures this magnificent volume: 'Actually,' the producer says, 'I 'd n ever se en a bo ok rema indered in the kindling section before'." Minor rubbing on boards. Near Fine/Fine.
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Book number: 22829
USD 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 13.5 | £UK 11.25 | JP¥ 1641]
Catalogue: Literature
Keywords: Humor, Humour, Woody Allen, Philosophy, Physics, Human Existence, Actors, Filmmakers, Hollywood, Comics, American Authors.

 
ANDREZEL, PIERRE. (PSEUD OF KAREN BLIXEN, AKA ISAK DINESEN).
The Angelic Avengers.
London, Putnam. 1946, First British Edition. Hard Cover with dust jacket. Ill.: Michael Wickham, dust jacket art. 303 pp, 8vo (8" H). "Pierre Andrezel, whose name appears on this novel, is described as a young Frenchman, born in Rouen 1915, and educated at Oxford where he wrote stories for English magazines. His original publication of 'The Angelic Avengers' in Copenhagen in 1944 may be explained by the state of France at that time, and the less oppressive conditions of the Danes, whom the British Prime Minister dubbed 'the Gangster's Canary Birds'. The use of this phrase in the book can hardly fail to be an allusion, and may have a certain significance, although it would be an error to regard the book as in any serious way allegorical. Pierre Andrezel has not been heard of since the appearance of his novel in Denmark. The setting of (this book) is England and France 1840-41, when a romantic school of fiction still carried on something of the flamboyance and mystery of the Gothic Revival." - from the dust jacket flap. Pierre Andrezel was in fact Karen Blixen (Isaak Dinesen) of 'Out of Africa' fame. Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate browning, areas of light to moderate edge wrinkling, light edge wear. Very Good/Good+.
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Book number: 23566
USD 85.00 [Appr.: EURO 76.5 | £UK 63.5 | JP¥ 9297]
Catalogue: Literature
Keywords: France, Denmark, Danes, World War Ii, Second, 1840s, England, Oppression, Occupation, Allegory, out of Africa, Karen Blixen, Isaak Dinesen. Michael Wickham, Dust Jacket Art.

 
ARNIM, ELIZABETH VON. INTRODUCTION BY ELIZABETH JANE HOWARD.
The Enchanted April.
London, Folio Society. 2002. Hard Cover with dust jacket. Ill.: Debra McFarlane. 204 pp, 9 7/8" H. Blue/green cloth with gilt lettering on spine, gilt and black decoration on spine and boards. 7 colour plates (including frontispiece). The story of two young wives who, unhappy in their marriages and with the misery of a London winter, impulsively decide to rent a medieval Italian castle for the month of April. After a series of ups and downs, San Salvatore begins to cast a spell over all its inhabitants and love, new and renewed, results. A few very light stains on rear board and a couple on the front board - probably from water, very slight lean to spine, small bump at bottom of front hinge. Slipcase has bump at one bottom front corner, minor rubbing on panels. Very Good-/Very Good-.
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Book number: 30316
USD 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 13.5 | £UK 11.25 | JP¥ 1641]
Catalogue: Literature
Keywords: Elizabeth Von Arnim, Enchanted April, Folio Society, Debra Mcfarlane, San Salvatore, Italy, Medieval Castles, Mrs Wilkins, Mellersh, Rose Arbuthnot, Lady Caroline Dester, Mrs. Fisher, Love, Marriage, Husbands & Wives, Relationships, Humour, Humor, Mediter

 
AUE, DAVE. SIGNED.
The Mocking Glass.
David E. Aue, n.p. 1992.. 319 pp, 8vo, HC in dust jacket. SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON HALF-TITLE PAGE. "..the gripping story, of three people..covers a lot of ground - from a Canadian maternity ward to a U.S. prison, from Hell's Kitchen to the battlefields of Korea, and from a m igrant worker's barrack to the mountains of Chile.." Dust jacket has light edgewear/rubbing/wrinkling, minor soiling. VG+/VG-.
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Book number: 7978
USD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 22.5 | £UK 18.75 | JP¥ 2735]
Catalogue: Literature
Keywords: New York, Hell's Kitchen, Korea, Chile, Migrant Workers, Adoption.

 
AUSTEN, JANE.
Pride and Prejudice. Movie Tie-in.
London, Collins Clear-Type Press. Full-Leather. Ill.: Movie Stills. 439 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H), thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gilt lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt - in original clear plastic wrapper and burgundy slipcase (stamped 'British Made'). Burgundy endpapers, 6 b&w illustrations including frontispiece - movie stills from the 1940 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer production starring Greer Garson, Laurence Olivier, Maureen O'Sullivan, Edmund Gwenn et al. 2" tear at bottom of half-title page archivally taped, very minor wear at top corner of both covers. Slipcase has light to moderate edge wear, crease down rear of left-hand side panel. Very Good+.
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Book number: 30462
USD 75.00 [Appr.: EURO 67.5 | £UK 56 | JP¥ 8204]
Catalogue: Literature
Keywords: Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice, Elizabeth Bennet, Mr. Darcy, Movie Tie-Ins, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1940, Greer Garson, Laurence Olivier, Marueen O'sullivan, Edna May Oliver, Edmund Gwenn, Melville Coopers, Romance, Love,. Movie Stills.

 
TOLSTOY, LEO. TTRANSLATED FROM THE RUSSIAN BY AYLMER AND LOUISE MAUDE. INTRODUCED BY JOHN SUTHERLAND.
The Collected Stories. 3 Volume Set in Slipcase. Leo Tolstoy.
London, Folio Society. 2007. Hard Cover. Ill.: Roman Pisarev. 497 pp, 487 pp, 440 pp, 9 1/2" H. Dark green slipcase with elaborate lettering/illustration in gold, black and white on front panel. All three volumes are bound in dark green buckram with medium green endpapers. The spines have black title blocks with gilt lettering and decorations in black, gold and white. Each front board bears the author's name and title, plus a different design by Roman Pisarev. B&w illustrations. The textblock of Volume II shows a slight gap where a bookmark was laid (now removed), also a very minor small crease at bottom edge of page leaf 259/260. Slipcase has two tiny dents on one front fore-edge. Near Fine.
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Book number: 29188
USD 110.00 [Appr.: EURO 98.75 | £UK 82.25 | JP¥ 12032]
Catalogue: Literature
Keywords: Leo Tolstoy, Tolstoi, Russian Authors, Literature, Short Stories, Sevastopol, Folio Society, Illustrated Books, Hussars, Moscow, Lucerne, Hadji Murad, Jews, Persecution, Fedor Kuzmich, Forged Coupon, Alyosha, Porcelain Doll, Polikushka, Children, Ivan the

 
BALZAC, HONORE DE.
Eugenie Grandet.
London, Collins Clear-Type Press. Full-Leather. Ill.: Victor Prout. 312 pp + list of 'Collin's Illustrated Pocket Classics', 16mo (6 1/8" H), thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt - in slipcase. Burgundy endpapers, sepiatone plates, including frontispiece, decorated title page. A novel of intrigue, miserliness, love and hypocrisy, set in Saumur, France in the first half of the 19th century. Gift inscription dated Xmas 1924 on rear of frontispiece. Minor edge wear - mainly at corners, small light scuff on rear cover. Slipcase has moderate corner wear and some areas of light edge wear. Very Good.
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Book number: 26043
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Catalogue: Literature
Keywords: French Literature, Saumur, Marriage, Social Life, Domestic, Class, Love, Romance. Victor Prout.

 
BARR, ROBERT. INTRODUCTION BY LOUIS K. MACKENDRICK.
The Measure of the Rule.
University of Toronto Press, (Toronto, 1973).. 308 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover. ISBN 0802020720 'Literature of Canada - Poetry and Prose in Reprint' series. "(This book), originally published in 1907, is the nearest (Barr) came to writing an autobiographical novel. It concerns the Toronto Normal School and the experiences there in the 1870s of a young man who undoubtedly is Barr himself. In this novel, Barr is exorcising unhappy memories and is ironic, even bitter, about the school's quality of education, the rigid discipli n e o b s e r ved by its staff and their indifference to their students, and the sexual segregation practised..As a realistic study of Ontario's only central teacher-training institution in the late nineteenth century, (it) will appeal both to th os e i nt er es te d in Canadian fiction of the period and to those more concerned with the evolution of the system of education established by Egerton Ryerson. Also included with this reprint of the novel is an essay originally published in 1899 a nd en ti tle d ' Lit era tu re in Canda'. In this essay, Barr elaborated upon his opinions of the school system and its quality of education." Very minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has been price clipped, has light fading at e dge s a nd on s pine , li ght edg e wear/wrinkling, three tiny tears archivally taped. Near Fine/Very Good.
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Book number: 22798
USD 17.50 [Appr.: EURO 15.75 | £UK 13.25 | JP¥ 1914]
Catalogue: Literature
Keywords: Canadian, Authors, Robert Barr, Toronto Normal School, Autobiography, Education, Discipline, Teachers, Egerton Ryerson.

 
BAYLISS, MARGUERITE. DRAWINGS BY NORMAN REEVES.
Earth Eagles.
Henry Holt, New York, 1947.. 53 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Green & white illustrations. "This is a moonlit story that belongs to time-to-be. It has a horseman named Esme O'Hara, two spirited fillies named Rainbow and Golden Ripple, and it has fair K entucky for its setting. Here in a soft summer night 'the fastest horses that ever ran on earth ran the race of races'. Only a great lover of horses, blessed with understanding of that noble breed, blessed with skill in words and touched w i t h m y s t icism could portray the wonder of that race. No man had ever seen before or would see again such a contest; the contenders are Rainbow, crippled, unable to race and dead of a broken heart - and Golden Ripple, Rainbow's twin, in th e z en it h o f he r tr aining, primed for winning and alive as an electric spark. They raced in the summer moonlight, swift, rhythmic, and beautifully they raced - not horses, but earth eagles. They raced as they had when they were glossy foals, a s c ham pio ns , fo r p le asu re, until they found rest and peace together. If you love horses, read this; if you love Irishmen, read this; if you have a feeling for imaginative words, read 'Earth Eagles'." Two tiny ring dints on free rear end pap er, two tiny sp ec ks on r ear pas tedown, light edge wear to boards. Dust jacket has light edge wear, several very small chips, light rubbing soiling - mainly on rear panel, darkening to flap-folds and edges, two tears at top of front panel - ta ped on i nside . V G/G.
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Book number: 17171
USD 12.50 [Appr.: EURO 11.25 | £UK 9.5 | JP¥ 1367]
Catalogue: Literature
Keywords: Horses, Horse Stories, Horsemen, Esme O'hara, Fillies, Rainbow, Golden Ripple, Kentucky, Races, Racing, Irish, Watermark.

 
BEMELMANS, LUDWIG.
The High World.
New York, Harper & Brothers. 1954. Hard Cover with dust jacket. Ill.: Ludwig Bemelmans. 113 pp, 9 1/4" H. Orange/brown cloth with white lettering on spine, blue illustration on front board. Blue & white pictorial endpapers, b&w drawings, colour plates. By the author/illustrator of the Madeline books. "High in the mountains of the Austrian Tyrol lived the Amrainer family. They lived in a cabin wedged in among the boulders, and their life was simple and happy. But one day the Amrainers' peaceful existence was disrupted. They had gone down to the little village to spend Christmas with their relatives, the Maybocks, who kept the inn - but as the two families were sitting down to enjoy their goose dinner, an imposing-looking gentleman arrived and began demanding their attention and ordering them about. Before many days the Amrainers learned why the official had come to the little village and they realized that his mission would destroy the tranquillity of their lives. It took a near catastrophe to make the Oberministerialrat change, but change for the better he did - his heart became warm and even the expression on his face changed - and once a man starts to have love for his fellow creatures and does good, he can but continue to do so." "The incidents revolving around the avalanche in (this book) are true and are based on an account of it told to Mr. Bemelmans by an officer of the Tyrolean Gendarmerie who took part in the rescue." Small Christmas gift inscription on verso of front free endpaper, light browning on inside hinges, light toning in margins of pages, slight fading to colour on spine and at board edges, very small worn area at top of spine, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has small edge tears and chips, edge wrinkling/creasing, light sun fading/browning on spine and edges of front panel, light browning on rear panel and top edge of flaps, very light soiling, two small water marks on spine, protected in a mylar sleeve. Very Good -/Good-.
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Book number: 30124
USD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 22.5 | £UK 18.75 | JP¥ 2735]
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Keywords: Ludwig Bemelmans, Austrian-American Authors, American Illustrators, Children's Books, Illustrated Books, 20th Century, Madeline, Austrian Tyrol, Amrainer, Tobias, Mountains, Families, Hunters, Poaching, Christmas, Maybock, Oberministerialrat, Government O

 
BENCHLEY, PETER.
Beast.
New York, Random House. 1991, First Edition. (ISBN: 0679403558) Hard Cover with dust jacket. 350 pp, 9 1/2" H. Inscribed on half title page: "to Soo / from / Peter Benchley". By the author of "Jaws". "A sailboat founders in the waters off Bermunda, leaving a young couple stranded in a life raft. They reassure each other: There's nothing to worry about, the weather's fine, their emergency beacon is sending out a continuous distress signal. And yet, they are afraid. And they should be. For beneath their raft, something is moving. Something incredible. And savage. And huge. - In 'Beast', Peter Benchley combines masterful storytelling with his immense knowledge of the sea to create an electrifying novel." Very light wrinkling at bottom of spine, three very very small corner bumps, light toning to top/bottom edges of boards, rear board is bound slightly higher than front board relative to text block. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very faint impression of a previous 'signed by author' label on front panel. Very Good/Very Good. Inscribed By Author.
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Book number: 29931
USD 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 45 | £UK 37.5 | JP¥ 5469]
Catalogue: Literature
Keywords: Sailing, Sailboats, Bermuda, Shipwrecks, Monsters, Whip Darling, Signed Books, Sea Stories, Novels, American Authors, Jaws, Giant Squid, Sperm Whale. 0679403558

 
BIRMINGHAM, GEORGE A. COLOUR ILLUSTRATIONS BY JACK B. YEATS.
Irishmen All.
T.N. Foulis, Edinburgh, 1914 reprint.. 225 pp + publisher's ads, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover (dark green cloth with gold lettering on spine and front board) - no dust jacket. Top edge gilt. Fore edges of textblock untrimmed. 12 colour plates from oil paintings by Jack B. Yeats, tipped on to gray stock and tissue-covered (collated). Chapter headings: The Higher Official; The Minor Official; The Policeman; The Squireen; The Politician; The Country Gentleman; The Farmer; The Publican; The Exile from Erin; The Parish Priest; T h e " M inister"; The Young Lady and Gentleman in Business. Previous owner's name/date on front pastedown, faint pencil erasure marks on free front endpaper, light edge wear, slight browning to spine, some soiling/browning to yapped page edges. V er y G oo d-.
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Book number: 23392
USD 100.00 [Appr.: EURO 90 | £UK 74.75 | JP¥ 10938]
Catalogue: Literature
Keywords: Jack Yeats, Illustrated Books, Ireland, Irish, Politics, Politicians, Police, Farmers, Publicans, Priests, Country Gentlemen, Characters, Character Sketches, Business, Shopkeepers, Government, Kendrick, Bates, Belfast, League, Catholic, Protestant,

 
BIRNEY, EARLE.
Down the Long Table.
Toronto, McClelland and Stewart. 1955, First Edition. Hard Cover with dust jacket. 298 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H). In this novel, Gordon Saunders, a Canadian professor lecturing at an American university one day finds himself "among hostile strangers. There they sat, his accusers, looking at him down the length of the table, and of half a lifetime in a room filled with the atmostphere of suspicion and hatred - the special atmosphere of Investigating Committees in the Fifties. Their questions concerned people he had known, and things he had done, in 1932 and 1933; certain people and certain things only, for their final and all-important question - his relationship, past and present, with the Communist Party." Tiny closed tear (archivally taped) at top corner of free rear endpaper, bump to top corner of boards with slight migration into adjacent few pages, slight bump at bottom corners, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny repaired tear in cloth at bottom of front hinge, small shallow bump on bottom edge of rear board, light browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has heavy browing on spine and flap-folds, small chips and tears, light rubbing, moderate edge wear/wrinkling, now protected in a mylar sleeve. Good-/Fair.
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Book number: 12684
USD 17.50 [Appr.: EURO 15.75 | £UK 13.25 | JP¥ 1914]
Catalogue: Literature
Keywords: Canadian Authors, Investigating Committees, Communists, Communism, Unamerican Activities, Politics, Mccarthyism, Mccarthy, 1950s, Social History, America.

 
BIRNEY, EARLE.
Down the Long Table.
Toronto, McClelland and Stewart. 1955, First Edition. Hard Cover with dust jacket. 298 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H). Signed and dated by author on title page: "Earle Birney 22 Oct 1967 Toronto". "Readers who experienced the years of the great depression, in this country or elsewhere, will find their memories painfully and perhaps fruitfully stirred; younger readers will doubtless gain new understanding of the struggles, miseries and frustrations of those heartbreaking times that preceded the excitement and activity of war. Students of politics and the social scene should find much to interest them in the story of Communist, Trotskyist and other organizations that formed and operated in Canada during the long years of poverty, unemployment and unrest. Its blend of sympathy, irony and humour, and its frank discussions of so many questions which are close to us all earn for this compelling novel a rightful place beside the major novels of this decade." Previous owner's name in pen at top of front free endpaper, very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light browning to edges of text block, minor soiling mark on bottom of edge block. Dust jacket has moderate browning on spine and light browning at edges, light edge wear - includes a few tiny chips, light rubbing/soiling. Very Good/Very Good-. Signed by Author.
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Book number: 27775
USD 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 45 | £UK 37.5 | JP¥ 5469]
Catalogue: Literature
Keywords: Canadian Authors, Investigating Committees, Communists, Communism, Unamerican Activities, Politics, Mccarthyism, Mccarthy, 1950s, Social History, America, Great Depression.

 
BLACK, WILLIAM (1841-1898).
A Daughter of Heth.
London, Collins Clear-Type Press. Full-Leather. Ill.: E. Welch Ridout. 414 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H). Thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt. Burgundy endpapers, b&w illustrations, including frontispiece, decorated title page. No dustjacket or slipcase. When a spirited Catholic orphan from France comes to live with her Presbyterian relatives in Scotland, she becomes interested in a married nobleman - tragedy ensues. The Scottish author, William Black, had a large output and was very popular in the 19th century. "A Daughter of Heth" was one of his most successful novels. 1933 Christmas gift inscrption in ink on half-title page with some ink offset on opposite page, light toning to margins of pages, very light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, minor edge wear, slight fading to spine colour, small light scuff on front cover. Very Good.
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Book number: 30249
USD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 22.5 | £UK 18.75 | JP¥ 2735]
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Keywords: William Black, Scottish Authors, Scottish Novelists, 19th Century, E. Welch Ridout, Romance, Tragedy, Catherine Cassilis, Coquette, Catholics, Orphans, Airlie, Saltcoats, Scotland, Presbyterians, Love, Marriage, Lord Earlshope, Elopements. E. Welch Ridout

 
BLACKMORE, R.D. INTRODUCED BY JOHN SUTHERLAND.
Lorna Doone: A Romance of Exmoor.
London, Folio Society. 2000. Hard Cover. Ill.: David Rooney. 552 pp, 9 7/16" H. Dark blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine and gilt & black wraparound design by David Rooney. Dark blue endpapers and slipcase, b&w illustrations. "The text of this edition follows that of the twenieth edition (revised by Blackmore in 1883), with minor emendations." Fine book in Near Fine slipcase. Fine.
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Book number: 29397
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 18 | £UK 15 | JP¥ 2188]
Catalogue: Literature
Keywords: Victorian Novels, Novelists, Richard Doddridge Blackmore, Exmoor, John Ridd, Sedgemoor, Carver Doone, Glen Doone, West Country, Wizard's Slough, Sir Ensor Doone, Bagworthy Forest, Tom Faggus, Romance, Lorna Doone, Historical Fiction, Love, Master Huckabac

 
BLONDAL, PATRICIA.
From Heaven with a Shout.
McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 1963, first edition.. 180 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Second (and last) novel by this Canadian author who died before either of her books was published. "Set in the deceptively gracious atmosphere of British Columbia's West Coast climate and society, (this) is a story of complicated human relations, yet fast-paced and taut with drama and suspense. A strange marriage settlement that provides for the care of her son takes a penniless young widow, Arden Calcott, from a dreary London office to a life of luxury in the Vancouver Island home of her new husband, Dr. Alex Lamond. But it is a life of curious unease. Undercurrents of Alex's strange family relationships swirl about Arden and exert a malignant pull as they widen to include Dr. Monica Cosgrove, the first Mrs. Alex Lamond - .".
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Book number: 23394
USD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 22.5 | £UK 18.75 | JP¥ 2735]
Catalogue: Literature
Keywords: Canadian Authors, Women, Novels, British Columbia, Relationships, Society, Marriage, Vancouver Island.

 
BLOOM, URSULA.
Veneer: The Story of a Man.
Grosset & Dunlap, New York, (1929).. 288 pp, small 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. "All men, to fulfill their destiny, must have at their side a woman - the woman..Whether the woman is either of Simon Greaves' wives, his truculent, successful sister, the woman he loved and could not have, or the mistress he did, each throb of their hearts has been dissected for your judgment or sympathy..The yearnings, happiness and frustrations that go to make up several lives are drawn together in a symposium to form a fascinating tale of th e kinds of love that women of polar differences may hold for the same man. And he for them.." Light browning to endpapers, book slight cracked at pages 208/209, very small light stain to rear endpapers, a few tiny specs to fore-edge of text block, wrinkling/wear at top/bottom of spine, two tiny dints to bottom edge of front board. Dust jacket has small chips/tears, moderate edge wear, old tape on inside surface, darkening to spine with a few tiny stains and watermark. Good/Fa ir.
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Book number: 10748
USD 35.00 [Appr.: EURO 31.5 | £UK 26.25 | JP¥ 3828]
Catalogue: Literature
Keywords: Love, Romance, Simon Greaves, Husbands and Wives, Mistresses.

 
BORROW, GEORGE.
The Romany Rye.
London, Collins Clear-Type Press. Full-Leather. Ill.: A.E. Jackson. 498 pp + publisher's catalogue, 16mo (6 1/8" H), thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt - in slipcase. Burgundy endpapers, sepiatone illustrations, including frontispiece. A fictionalized account of the author's travels on the open roads of mid-19th century Victorian Britain and the colourful characters who lived the vagabond life at that time. Previous owner's name, place and date (1930) in ink on rear of frontispiece; small newspaper clipping of poem tipped-in on free front endpaper; minor to light edge/corner wear; small light curl to top corner of pages; soft crease down half-title page. Slipcase has light edge fading, very light edge wear. Very Good -.
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Book number: 30032
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 18 | £UK 15 | JP¥ 2188]
Catalogue: Literature
Keywords: George Borrow, British Authors, 19th Century, British Novelists, Lavengro, Gypsies, Sequels, Gypsy Life, Gypsy Legends, Romany, Gypsy Gentleman, Victorian Britain, Travel, Open Road, Social History, Character Studies. A.E. Jackson.

 
BRAITHWAITE, MAX.
Mcgruber's Folly.
Toronto, McClelland & Stewart. 1981, First Edition. (ISBN: 0771016131) Hard Cover with dust jacket. Ill.: David Shaw cover art. 220 pp, 8 5/8" H. "McGruber is a retired detective with everything a man could want - a home in the Muskoka woods, a charming wife, good health and two grandchildren. But McGruber is restless - and stirred to dream of something more - of palm trees and surf, of yachts and fast cars, of young women with unlined faces and eager bodies. And then, in a flash, (he) realizes it doesn't have to be a dream. It can all be his - but only if he can pull of the Perfect Crime. This is the beginning of a rollicking, non-stop escapade that introduces the hapless McGruber to a world of deception and devious characters - and an insurance investigator who hires (him) to solve his own crime." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flsp-folds. Very Good+/Very Good+.
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Book number: 28432
USD 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 13.5 | £UK 11.25 | JP¥ 1641]
Catalogue: Literature
Keywords: Retirement, Humour, Humor, Mid-Life Crises, Crisis, Men, Dreams, Detectives, Crime, Criminals, Insurance, Mystery. 0771016131 David Shaw Cover Art.

 
BRITTON, HELEN E.
The Winds of Fortune.
Hamilton, Primavera Press. 1972, First Edition. Hard Cover with dust jacket. 359 pp, 9" H. Inscribed on title page: "Best Wishes / Helen E. Britton". "Set in Eastern Ontario, the story has a prologue set in the atmosphere of a village at a time just before the First World War and opens in a town, Rossac, on the St. Lawrence River, following the interlinking lives of characters from the end of the Second World War through the 1950s and into the 'new morality' of the late 1960s and the present decade (1970s). Idyllic love stories, loneliness, the machinations of frustrated passions, the violence and tragedies of a sex-drug culture, all enter into the story; and at its hub is a crippled physician-philosopher who is both observer and counselor to the characters." Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown, front board slightly curved, two very light soiling marks on top of tex block and one on bottom of text block, tiny bump at top of spine, minor fading at top/bottom edge of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear and very light edge wrinkling, light rubbing on rear panel and on spine, light fading to spine color and top 1 1/2' of rear panel, one tiny edge tear. Very Good/Very Good-. Inscribed By Author.
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Book number: 29208
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 18 | £UK 15 | JP¥ 2188]
Catalogue: Literature
Keywords: Canadian Authors, Women, First Novels, Signed Books, Eastern Ontario, Rossac, St Lawrence River, 20th Century, 1950s, 1960s, Love, Loneliness, Passion, Sex, Drugs, Britton.

 
BROWN, LINDA BEATRICE.
Crossing over Jordan.
Ballantine, New York, (1995), Ist edition.. 290 pp, large 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. "With power and originality that sear the mind as they break the heart, Linda Beatrice Brown has written a deeply affecting novel about the hidden inheritance of slavery. From the waning of the Civil W ar to the early twenty-first century, 'Crossing Over Jordan' tells of the haunting drama that slavery sets in motion. It passes from one generation of women to another, until it finally explodes in the conflict between a mother and daughter caught in a vortex of torment, loss, and denial." Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling and light rubbing. NF/VG.
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Book number: 10191
USD 12.50 [Appr.: EURO 11.25 | £UK 9.5 | JP¥ 1367]
Catalogue: Literature
Keywords: Slavery, Civil War, Women, Georgia Mccloud, Emancipation, Sadie, Story, Hermine, Mothers & Daughters, Relationships, Families, Blacks in America.

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