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The People's Friend Annual

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Dundee, John Leng & Co. Ltd.: 1957

Seller ID: 002687

Condition: Good Plus


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. View more info

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The Conscript; and Other Tales

By: N/A

Price: $50.00

Publisher: London, W. & R. Chambers: 1888

Edition: First (No additional printings)

Seller ID: 003062

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

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Truyen Co Tich Viet Nam/Vietnamese Legends and Folk Tales

By: N/A

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Ha Noi, Viet Nam, Gioi Publishers: 2007

Edition: Second Impression

Seller ID: 010567

Condition: Near Fine


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. View more info

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The Best Stories By the Foremost Catholic Authors; Vol. VI (ONLY) of X

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Benziger Brothers: 1910

Seller ID: 012053

Condition: Good Plus


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. View more info

Heart Throbs; Volume Two

By: N/A

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset and Dunlap: 1911

Seller ID: 012396

Condition: Very Good


Green cloth with full pastedown panel on boards. Prose and verse contributed by the American people. Previous owner's name. 447 pp. plus index of titles and authors. View more info

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The Last Incarnation of Vautrin; Ferragus, Chief of the Devorants; Gobseck; Comedies Played Gratis

By: Balzac, Honore De

Price: $30.00

Publisher: N.Y., Athenaeum Society:

Seller ID: 007625

Condition: Near Fine


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. View more info

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Modeste Mignon; A Daughter of Eve; The Peace of a Home

By: Balzac, Honore De

Price: $30.00

Publisher: N.Y., Athenaeum Society:

Seller ID: 007626

Condition: Near Fine


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. View more info

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Mother Goose in Prose

By: Baum, L. Frank

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Bounty Books: 1901

Seller ID: 011246

ISBN: 0-517-519046

Condition: Near Fine


Twenty-two short stories based on poems from Mother Goose. 265 pp. View more info

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Wide Load

By: Bonnie, Fred

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Canada, Oberon Press: 1987

Edition: First (No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 001764

ISBN: 0 88750 666 6

Condition: Good


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. View more info

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Crossroads II; Canadian Stories and Poems

By: Boswell, Lamont, Martyn (eds.)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Toronto, Nelson Canada: 1983

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 005741

ISBN: 0-17-602036-5

Condition: Good


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. View more info

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Darkover

By: Bradley, Marion Zimmer

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, DAW Books, Inc.: 1993

Seller ID: 011861

ISBN: 0-88677-593-0

Condition: Very Good


Black paper boards backed in black. 14 short stories. 335 pp. View more info

Tales By Musaeus, Tieck, Richter (In Two Vol.)

By: Carlyle, Thomas (Trans.)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London, Chapman and Hall: 1874

Seller ID: 012083

Condition: Good Plus


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. View more info

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Flower O' the Orange; and Other Tales of Bygone Days

By: Castle, Agnes and Egerton

Price: $25.00

Publisher: N.Y., The Macmillan Comany: 1908

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 004678

Condition: Good


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. View more info

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The Stickit Minister and Some Common Men

By: Crockett, Rev. S.R.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Toronto, William Briggs: 1894

Seller ID: 007249

Condition: Good Plus


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. View more info

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Monkeys in a Looking Glass

By: Curtis, Wayne

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Saint John, N.B., Dreamcatcher Publishing: 2005

Edition: First Printing Stated

Seller ID: 007210

Condition: Fine


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. View more info

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Preferred Lies; A Collection of Short Stories

By: Curtis, Wayne

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Halifax, N.S., Nimbus Publishing, Limited: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009861

ISBN: 1-55109-271-9

Condition: Very Good


Softcover volume of short stories, set in the Maritimes. 137 pp. View more info

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The Wild Ass' Skin; The Chouans; and Other Stories(Two Volumes in One)

By: De Balzac, H.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Gebbie Publishing Co., Ltd.: 1899

Seller ID: 011569

Condition: Good Plus


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. View more info

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The Great Short Stories of Guy De Maupassant (Collector's Edition)

By: De Maupassant, Guy

Price: $20.00

Publisher: N.Y., Pocket Books, Inc.: 1939

Seller ID: 007953

Condition: Very Good


Original decorated paper boards, backed in brown leather. Copyright 1939, and looks much later. Very clean with no writing except previous owner's name in light pencil. 414 pp. in a handy pocket size. View more info

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The Last Galley; Impressions and Tales

By: Doyle, Arthur Conan

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1936

Seller ID: 010822

Condition: Very Good


Red cloth on boards. Previous owner's initials. No other writing and no damage. Several short stories set in various times and places. The Great Brown-Perichord Motor is only one example of the breadth and detail of the author's ruminations. 298 pp. View more info

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King of Paris; Water, Water Everywhere; Tolbecken; and The Mermaids

By: Endore, Guy, et al

Price: $20.00

Publisher: N.Y., Books Abridged: 1956

Seller ID: 000411

Condition: Very Good


Original maroon spine with floral boards. DJ has 1 inch missing bottom of spine. Lower quality paper browning. King of Paris is Alexandre Dumas. Water, Water is a trip to Greece, the Aegean Islands, Yugoslavia, and finally the Thames Region. Tolbecken is the story of a young man who must choose between the old way his grandfather knew and the less-straightforward present. The Mermaids concerns Lolla, confined to a TB sanatorium, and Aldar, who wants to be more than... View more info