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The New Zippy Stories

By: N/A

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Toronto, Herald Pub.: 1942

Edition: Vol. 4, No. 7, Nov., 1942

Seller ID: 000134


Note the tiny missing corner, then bust a gut at the five stories in dated jargon, ads, and Pen Pals Heart Exchange. Back cover features ad for "The Woman Who Lived in Hitler's House" (A book). Someone could not resist lightly colouring in "Gay's" lingerie on p. 75. Warning: For military reasons, members of the Armed Forces are asked not to exchange letters with pen pals ! 96 pp. Will you look this good when you're 60 ? View more info

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Crown of Glory; or Faithful Unto Death; A Scottish Story of Martyr Times

By: N/A

Price: $60.00

Publisher: London, T. Nelson and Sons: 1876

Seller ID: 001983


Original decorated red cloth on bevelled boards. Cocked; corner wear. "By the author of Little Hazel, the King's Messenger."157 pp. Author unidentifed, but also wrote "Little Snowdrop and Her Golden Casket" and "Under the Old Oaks; or Won by Love," according to ads in back of this volume. View more info

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The Story of Noni Chatterji; A Tale of Zenana Life in Simla

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge:

Seller ID: 009200


Original red cloth on boards. Spine faded. "St. Mary's Sunday School, August, 1905" in ink on first free endpaper. A puzzling book. Noni is a lower-caste, illiterate woman in Northern India who meets Clare, a young British missionary. Clare teaches Noni to read. Noni marries, and eventually has a little girl (with no reference as to how or when she might have become pregnant). Noni is disappointed because she had wanted a boy, who by tradition would look aft... View more info

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A Race for Life; And Other Tales

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Religious Tract Society:

Seller ID: 011315


Blue cloth on boards. Nine short stories by various authors. Three splashes of light green paint to spine. Library bookplate and stamps. Stories are: A Race for Life; The Russian Lottery Ticket; The Clock We Were All Ashamed Of; The Young Fisherman of Heligoland; The Power of Music; The Flying Leap; David the Scholar; The Foundling of the Fens; and Anson Gregg's Wedding. 316 pp. View more info

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The Quest of Mary Selwyn; A Sequel to "Uncle Frank's Mary"

By: "Clementia", Sister of Mercy Mary Edward

Price: $1,000.00

Publisher: New York, Benziger Brothers, Inc.: 1917

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011798


Dark green cloth on boards. Title in black, framed by florals. Author is believed to be the head Sister of St. Patrick's Academy, Chicago, who was credited with a previous copyright to the title," Nancy", in 1911. DJ also by Charles Chambers is Very Good, with no writing or tears and only light surface wear and hand soil. Book could be rated Near Fine except for removed small address label on first free endpaper. Mary tells her uncle that she wants to make her fi... View more info

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More Letters from Billy

By: "Gray, Billy" (Thomas Campbell)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland, Goodshild, & Stewart: 1917

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 008638


Original grey cloth backed in brown on boards. By the author of "A Sunny Subaltern; Billy's Letters from Flanders." Front hinge cracked but secure. More letters from WWI by "Billly Gray" to his mother in Canada . Billy was injured two weeks earlier, and is now in 2nd London General Hospital in Chelsea. Author is Thomas Campbell. 121 pp. View more info

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Helianthus

By: "Ouida" (Maria Louise Rame)

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan and Co. Limited: 1908

Edition: First British Edition

Seller ID: 002652


Original dark blue blindstamped cloth with gilt lettering on cover and spine on boards. Begun for a considerable time before her death, 29 chapters had been set into type by the date of her passing, on which occasion it was decided to publish them without alteration. A prolific romance novelist who couldn't handle her considerable income, 445 pp. plus several ads. View more info

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Elsie's Widowhood

By: (Farquharson), Martha Finley

Price: $18.00

Publisher: London, George Routledge and Sons, Limited:

Seller ID: 010395


Tan cloth on boards. Cover shows Elsie sitting in chair and reading. Spine shows two daffodils. This is the seventh title in the series of 28. Originally published in 1880, this book follows Elsie's Children. Elsie's daughter, Elsie, is dealing with the absence of her fiance, who has gone to Europe to study. The family is doubly saddened by the sudden death of Elsie's husband, Edward Travilla. Elsie is comforted by her father, Horace Dinsmore. Gift note, previous... View more info

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Claudia; A Tale

By: A.L.O.E. (Charlotte Maria Tucker)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London, T. Nelson & Sons: 1876

Seller ID: 008442


Original brown cloth decorated in gold on beveled boards. Previous owner's name and brief notes in pencil. Rear hinge cracked. Wear to head and foot of spine and corner tips. 301 pp. No reviews found. View more info

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A Person of Discretion

By: Acland, Alice

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1958

Seller ID: 002172


Original dark blue cloth on boards. Pictorial DJ has piece missing top of spine. Three sisters from Brussels become entangled in the black market and the Resistance in the closing stages of the war. Inscription/name on rear free endpaper. 256 pp. View more info

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A Death in the Family

By: Agee, James

Price: $45.00

Publisher: N.Y., McDowell, Obolensky: 1985

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 004187


Original blue cloth decorated in green and lettered in silver on boards. Unusual duplicate DJs, so inside one is FINE, while outside one is very good. "Waking" on p. 80. A beautiful copy with no writing or damage. Issued posthumously. 339 pp. View more info

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The Wanderer (Le Grand Meaulnes)

By: Alain-Fournier

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Toronto, Macmillan Company of Canada, Lts.: 1928

Edition: First Canadian Edition

Seller ID: 008892


Original grey cloth on boards. Translated from the French by Francoise Delisle. Text in English. A "new boy" at school rapidly becomes the ringleader and is befriended by the headmaster's son, Francois, who tells the story. When the new boy, Augustin Meaulnes, does not return after a short errand until days later, Francois concludes by Augustin's strange behaviour that he has fallen in love. They set out together to find the girl. 306 pp. View more info

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Death of a Hero

By: Aldington, Richard

Price: $32.00

Publisher: London, Chatto and Windus: 1930

Edition: First Phoenix Library Edition

Seller ID: 008002


Original blue cloth on boards. The protagonist, Winterbourne, is learning that "The real test was beginning. Like everybody who had not been there, he was almost entirely ignorant of life in the trenches." - p. 272. An anti-WWI novel with censured expressions removed and replaced with asterisks. Previous owner's name, with no other writing and no damage. 440 pp. View more info

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The Queen of Sheba

By: Aldrich, Thomas Bailey

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, David Douglas: 1900

Seller ID: 003907


Original brown suede illustrated and lettered by pyrography. The story appeared in five parts in Atlantic Monthly in 1877, 14 years before My Cousin the Colonel, with which it is often twinned. The protagonist, a bank cashier and bookkeeper, plans a three-week holiday on horseback in northern New Hampshire. Mary, his newly-purchased steed, has her own agenda. 231 pp., followed by several attractively-illustrated ads. View more info

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The Golden Serpent

By: Alegria, Ciro

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York and Toronto, Farrar and Rinehart, Inc.: 1943

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 010775


Red-orange cloth on boards. Previous owner's initials inside back cover. Feels like a travelogue through the highlands of Peru, led by an educated and observant guide. Characters are halfbreeds living along the Maranon River. 242 pp. Fiction translated from the Spanish by Harriet de Onis. View more info

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Golden Lads; A Tale

By: Anderson, H.M.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, William Blackwood & Sons Ltd.: 1928

Seller ID: 004086


Original light brown cloth on boards. Front free endpaper missing. Y.W.C.A. stamp. Set in early England. 317 pp. View more info

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Three Men - and Troddles; Being Some Further Exploits of a Well-known Quartette

By: Andom, R.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, George Newnes Ltd.: 1916

Seller ID: 004541


Original pictorial orange cloth on boards. The ninth book of Troddles. Cover faded, corners worn, and inscription. 318 pp. View more info

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The End of a World

By: Anet, Claude

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Knopf: 1927

Seller ID: 000567


Original beige cloth decorated in green and black on boards, no DJ. Translated from the French by Jeffery E. Jeffery. Name clipped from top of half title. A tale of the maturing of No, son of Timaki, of the People of the River. 268 pp. with postscript. View more info

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Sinners in Heaven

By: Arden, Clive

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, George Newnes Ltd.: 1925

Edition: Second Impression

Seller ID: 001632


Original red cloth on boards. No DJ. Finger pull split top of spine. Front free endpaper missing, and small hole in title page. Binding firm and interior clean. A romantic tale of a couple left stranded on an island, his romance with a native girl, and a far-fetched ending. Richard Dix played the male lead for the movie. 252 pp. View more info

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Sanine; A Russian Love Novel

By: Artzibashev, Michael

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Hartsdale House: 1932

Seller ID: 010842


Decorated light green cloth on boards. Previous owner's initials. No damage. Translated from the Russian by Percy Pinkerton. Exhibits a new set of values as compared with older Russian intelligentsia. First published in 1907, and popular in the Romanow era. Sensualism, self-gratification, and self-desruction. 328 pp. View more info