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1 The Best Stories By the Foremost Catholic Authors; Vol. VI (ONLY) of X
New York Benziger Brothers 1910 Hard Cover Good Plus No Jacket 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall 
Cracked front hinge glued. Among the authors are Mary E. Mannix, Jerome Harte, Bertha Bondy, May Lowe, and Karl Klaxton. Fifteen short stories on 254 pp. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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The Conscript; and Other Tales
2 The Conscript; and Other Tales
London W. & R. Chambers 1888 First (No additional printings) Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall Uncredited 
Original brown cloth decorated in brown and blue florals with gilt title on boards. Prize presentation plate from Greenock Academy awarded to Robert N. MacCunn, June, 1889. Robert ( born 1877 and died 1938) was a brother to Hamish MacCunn, a well-known classical musician. Tiny bookseller label from F. Logan, Stationer, Greenock. Twenty-two tales from Scotland. 256 pp. Negligible spine and corner tip wear. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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The New Brunswick Readers; Book IV
3 The New Brunswick Readers; Book IV
Toronto W.J. Gage/T. Nelson 1936 Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Grey cloth on boards. Very clean. Frontispiece of Edward VIII. Authorized for use in the Public Schools of New Brunswick. Poems and short stories. 320 pp. 
Price: 22.00 USD
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The People's Friend Annual
4 The People's Friend Annual
Dundee John Leng & Co. Ltd. 1957 Hard Cover Good Plus  No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Various Drawings 
Original colour pictorial of girl in red hood and holding a white puppy with one black ear on paper boards. Dated 1957 from ad for accordions. Twenty short stories. Colour photo of Scotland on back cover. Interesting ads, including one for "Pink Paraffin". Long inscription and repaired finger pull tear head of backstrip. 190 pp. of memories of Scotland in the 50's.  
Price: 15.00 USD
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Truyen Co Tich Viet Nam/Vietnamese Legends and Folk Tales
5 Truyen Co Tich Viet Nam/Vietnamese Legends and Folk Tales
Ha Noi, Viet Nam Gioi Publishers 2007 Second Impression Soft Cover Near Fine No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Orange cover shows man riding a bull and flying a kite. 29 stories in Vietnamese text on the left with English text on the right. No marks or damage. 275 pp. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Modeste Mignon; A Daughter of Eve; The Peace of a Home, Balzac, Honore De
6 Balzac, Honore De Modeste Mignon; A Daughter of Eve; The Peace of a Home
N.Y. Athenaeum Society 3/4 Leather on Marbled Board Near Fine No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Frontispiece 
Original 3/4 maroon Cape Levant on marbled boards. Marbled endpapers. Top edges gilt. No writing or damage. One of the series titled Scenes from Private Life, part of The Human Comedy. Translated into English by Katharine Prescott Wormeley. Copyright 1896. 352, 153, and 48 pp. respectively, with the last two stories paginated consecutively. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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The Last Incarnation of Vautrin;  Ferragus, Chief of the Devorants;  Gobseck;  Comedies Played Gratis, Balzac, Honore De
7 Balzac, Honore De The Last Incarnation of Vautrin; Ferragus, Chief of the Devorants; Gobseck; Comedies Played Gratis
N.Y. Athenaeum Society 3/4 Leather on Marbled Board Near Fine No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Frontispiece 
Original 3/4 maroon Cape Levant on marbled boards. Marbled endpapers. No writing or damage. One of the series titled Scenes from Parisian Life, part of The Human Comedy. Translated into English by Katharine Prescott Wormeley. Book is tight and clean, and appears hardly read. Top edges gilt. Front edges deckled. Copyright 1896. 222, 182, 280, and 20 pp., respectively, with the last two stories paginated consecutively. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Mother Goose in Prose, Baum, L. Frank
8 Baum, L. Frank Mother Goose in Prose
New York Bounty Books 1901 0-517-519046 / 9780517519042 Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Maxfield Parrish 
Twenty-two short stories based on poems from Mother Goose. 265 pp. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Wide Load , Bonnie, Fred
9 Bonnie, Fred Wide Load
Canada Oberon Press 1987 0 88750 666 6 / 9780887506666 First (No Additional printings) Hard Cover Good  Very Good Ex-Library 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Ken Danby 
Original brown cloth on boards. Very good DJ and plastic wrapper. Library stamp. Musty. Wide Load, Name the General, In Another Language, Take a Seat Not a Solo, Mistrial, and The Bulk Tour. Slight wrinkling due to dampness. 111 pp.  
Price: 18.00 USD
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The Aleph and Other Stories; 1933-1969, Borges, Jorge Luis
10 Borges, Jorge Luis The Aleph and Other Stories; 1933-1969
New York E.P. Dutton 1978 0-525-47539-7 / 9780525475392 First Paperback Edition Soft Cover Good Plus No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Edited and translated by Norman Thomas Giovanni. 20 short stories. Contains both older and more recent works, together with an Autobiographical Essay. 286 pp. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Crossroads II; Canadian Stories and Poems, Boswell, Lamont, Martyn (eds.)
11 Boswell, Lamont, Martyn (eds.) Crossroads II; Canadian Stories and Poems
Toronto Nelson Canada 1983 0-17-602036-5 / 9780176020361 Reprint Soft Cover Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Photos 
Original blue trade paperback. Writers' colour portraits on cover. A few pencil underlines. Short pieces by W.O. Mitchell, Margaret Atwood, Pierre Berton, and several others. 175 pp. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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12 Bradley, Marion Zimmer Darkover
New York DAW Books, Inc. 1993 0-88677-593-0 / 9780886775933 Hard Cover Very Good Good Plus to Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Black paper boards backed in black. 14 short stories. 335 pp. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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13 Carlyle, Thomas (Trans.) Tales By Musaeus, Tieck, Richter (In Two Vol.)
London Chapman and Hall 1874 Hard Cover Good Plus No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Red-orange cloth on boards. Several uncut top and foredges. About 225 pp. in each volume. Volume 1 contains: Dumb Love, Libussa, and Melechsala by Musaeus, as well as: The Fair-Haired Eckbert, The Trusty Eckart, and The Runenberg by Tieck. Volume 2 contains The Elves and The Goblet by Tieck, as well as Schmelzle's Journey to Flaetz and Life of Quintus Fixlein. Approx. 225 pp. in each volume. Previous owner's name in each. Several uncut top edges. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Flower O' the Orange; and Other Tales of Bygone Days , Castle, Agnes and Egerton
14 Castle, Agnes and Egerton Flower O' the Orange; and Other Tales of Bygone Days
N.Y. The Macmillan Comany 1908 First ( No Additional printings) Hard Cover Good  No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall Colour Frontispiece Uncredited 
Original green cloth on boards. Copyright by Macmillan 1908. General handsoil and red stain to covers. Previous owners' names. No other writing. Tiny chip missing from spine title. Colour frontispiece of Maria-Annunziata. Short stories are: Flower O' the Orange, The Young Conspiracy, The Great White Deeps, My Rapier and My Daughter, The Great Todescan's Secret Thrust, Pomona, and The Mirror of the Faithful Heart. 311 pp.  
Price: 25.00 USD
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15 Cerf, Bennett A./ Cartmell, Van H. (Eds.) The Best Short Stories of O. Henry
New York Modern Library/Random House 1945 Hard Cover Very Good Minus Good 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Blue cloth on boards. Previous owner's name. DJ has three short bottom tears. If you don't know this writer, prepare for a host of surprises ! His brief, flummoxing narratives bear witness to his varied, but too-short life. Skip Googling him, and order this book ! 38 stories on 338 pp. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Philippine Folk Tales, Cole, Mabel Cook
16 Cole, Mabel Cook Philippine Folk Tales
Chicago A.C. McClurg & Co. 1916 First Edition(No Additonal printings) Hard Cover Good Plus to Very Good No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall Fay-Cooper Cole (Photos) 
Original black cloth with gold titles on boards. Spine lettering faded or worn away. Previous owner's name. No other writing or damage. Exceptionally scarce First Edition in clean, sound easily-readable condition. 28 b/w photos by Fay-Cooper Cole. 218 pp. including Pronunciation Guide. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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The Stickit Minister and Some Common Men, Crockett, Rev. S.R.
17 Crockett, Rev. S.R. The Stickit Minister and Some Common Men
Toronto William Briggs 1894 Hard Cover Good Plus No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Original blue cloth on boards. A gathering of traditional stories from Scotland, one of the first and most popular books by this minister/author. Written in dialect. No writing, but cover a bit grubby. An early copy, and probably the first Canadian edition. 283 pp. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Monkeys in a Looking Glass, Curtis, Wayne
18 Curtis, Wayne Monkeys in a Looking Glass
Saint John, N.B. Dreamcatcher Publishing 2005 First Printing Stated Soft Cover Fine No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Original photo cover trade paperback. A collection of short fictional pieces on various themes, from Che Guevara to the goldfields of the Yukon and back home to New Brunswick. ISBN 1-894372-69-7. 185 pp. plus bio. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Preferred Lies; A Collection of Short Stories, Curtis, Wayne
19 Curtis, Wayne Preferred Lies; A Collection of Short Stories
Halifax, N.S. Nimbus Publishing, Limited 1998 1-55109-271-9 / 9781551092713 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Photos 
Softcover volume of short stories, set in the Maritimes. 137 pp. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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The Wild Ass' Skin; The Chouans; and Other Stories(Two Volumes in One), De Balzac, H.
20 De Balzac, H. The Wild Ass' Skin; The Chouans; and Other Stories(Two Volumes in One)
Philadelphia Gebbie Publishing Co., Ltd. 1899 Hard Cover Good Plus No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Uncredited Drawings 
Grey cloth on boards. College library stamp. The Elixir of Life. A Study of Woman. The Chouans. The Conscript. Waterstain to frontispiece and cover sheets of other illustrations. 385 pp. Heavy book will need extra postage. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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