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The Trampled Cross

By: Hocking, Joseph

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton:

Seller ID: 011900

Condition: Good Plus


Light tan cloth on boards. Previous owner's name label. Economy of materials suggests wartime issue. 249 pp. View more info

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Farewell to Nova Scotia

By: Holmes, Jeffrey

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Windsor, N.S., Lancelot Press: 1974

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 004400

Condition: Very Good


Original colour cover trade paperback. Small price tag removal scar the only fault. This is the author's first published fiction. An officially-arranged nuclear explosion succeeds too well, and Nova Scotia is suddenly independent ! 262 pp. No writing or names. View more info

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English Orphans

By: Holmes, Mary J.

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: New York, J.H. Sears & Co., Inc.:

Seller ID: 012415

Condition: Fair to Good


Red cloth on boards. The Reader's Library. Book is clean and sound, and of light construction. Mary J. Holmes was a prolific American author whose numbers of books sold rivalled Harriet Beecher Stowe. Her novels were placed in the previous century. 244 pp. View more info

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The Homestead on the Hillside and Other Tales

By: Holmes, Mrs. Mary J.

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: N.Y., Hurst & Company:

Seller ID: 005830

Condition: Good Plus


Original beige cloth with floral decorations around portrait pastedown on boards. The Homestead on the Hillside, Rice Corner, The Gilberts, The Thanksgiving Party and Its Consequences, The Old Red House among the Mountains, Glen's Creek, The Gabled-Roofed House at Snowdon. Schemes and dreams of days gone by. 416 pp. Hand-soiled. View more info

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The Homestead on the Hillside

By: Holmes, Mrs. Mary J.

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: N.Y., Hurst and Company:

Seller ID: 006358

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Original green cloth on boards. No writing. Text tanning. A New York Times review of 1856 has high praise for two of the stories, Rice Corner and The Thanksgiving Party and Its Consequences. 273 pp. View more info

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Tristram of Blent; An Episode in the Story of an Ancient House

By: Hope, Anthony

Price: $120.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, George N. Morang & Co., Ltd.: 1901

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 002329

Condition: Very Good


Original blue cloth heavily decorated in black with bold gilt lettering on boards. Gilt top edges. Untrimmed front and foot. May be first Canadian edition. G.K. Chesterton apparently held this novel in low esteem, especially compared with The Prisoner of Zenda. You be the judge! Very light cover edge and corner wear. 426 pp. View more info

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Quisante

By: Hope, Anthony (Anthony Hope Hawkins)

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, William Briggs: 1900

Seller ID: 001519

Condition: Very Good


Original bright red cloth bordered and lettered in red on boards. No DJ. Hope has been called the "English Dumas" in light of the amazing popularity of his earlier Prisoner of Zenda and other swash-buckling tales. Born a poor preacher's son, he trained for a law career, giving it up to write. His Prisoner of Zenda is one of the most popular stories known, a springboard for numerous TV adaptations. Paper label residue on spine. 376 pp. View more info

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One Summer

By: Howard, Blanche Willis

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: Edinburgh, David Douglas: 1903

Seller ID: 004619

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Original brown suede leather lettered in gold on flexible card covers. Marbled endpapers. Quite unusual to find a first novel in such delicate but beautiful condition. A native of Maine, the author presumably situates her story there, as "Edgecomb" appears several times. Romantic fiction centred on a country girl. Previous owner's name. Rear hinge broken and glued. 316 pp. View more info

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Prudence's Sisters

By: Hueston, Ethel

Price: $50.00 USD

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap:

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 010716

Condition: Good


Brown cloth on boards. Copyright 1917 by Bobbs-Merrill Co. and apparently published soon after by Grosset & Dunlap. Previous titles place Prudence as the oldest of five sisters in a Methodist household, but she is now contemplating marriage to a Presbyterian pastor. Previously published under the title, Sunny Slopes.This book has cover wear, marking inside front cover, and repaired hinges. However, its rarity justifies the price. 356 pp. View more info

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Tom Brown at Oxford

By: Hughes, Thomas

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: N.Y., H.M. Caldwell Co.:

Seller ID: 003440

Condition: Good Plus


Original maroon cloth with gilt emblem of Famous Books by Famous Authors on boards. Previous owner's name. Cover corner creased. Minor edge spots. Several b/w scenes. 550 pp. View more info

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Woman's Wrongs; A History of Mary and Ophelia

By: Hume, Mrs. R.S.

Price: $110.00 USD

Publisher: Portland, ME, Self-published: 1872

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 003112

Condition: Good Plus


Original green blindstamped cloth on bevelled boards. A very good, clean copy, with only minor cover edge abrasion. 223 pp. View more info

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Humoresque; A Laugh on Life with a Tear Behind It

By: Hurst, Fannie

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: N.Y., A.L. Burt Co.: 1920

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 004568

Condition: Good


Original blue cloth lettered and decorated in black on boards. A neurotic society woman sets her cap for a rising violinist, but can't become more than "second fiddle" to him. Tragedy insues. 333 pp. View more info

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If Winter Comes; Illustrated with Scenes from the Photoplay; A William Fox Production

By: Hutchinson, A.S.M.

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: N.Y., Grosset and Dunlap: 1923

Edition: Reprinted April, 1923

Seller ID: 000490

Condition: Good


Original dark blue cloth on boards, black lettering. No DJ. Four B/W photos from movie. 415 pp. Actors not identified. A later movie, about l947, cast Walter Pidgeon, Deborah Kerr, and Angela Lansbury in lead roles. View more info

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Blood and Sand

By: Ibanez, Vicente Blasco

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: N.Y., Ungar: 1974

Edition: Fourth Printing

Seller ID: 000068

Condition: Very Good


First a library stamp on the inside cover and remains of an envelope on the FFEP, but get beyond these and you'll find an absorbing story with a moral, all in a very clean, bright book. Juan Gallardo, the hero, has from earliest childhood exhibited a natural aptitude for the bull ring. Fame and fortune come to him. But neither his powers nor his fame can last forever. - Introduction. Bright red cloth, 320 pp. View more info

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Time Piece

By: Jacob, Naomi (Ellington Gray)

Price: $18.00 USD

Publisher: N.Y., The Macmillan Company: 1937

Edition: First Edition (No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 002722

Condition: Good


Original tan cloth with black lettering on boards. Front hinge cracked and delicate. Headband missing. One of many period novels by Gray. Scarce. Light cover and edge soil. 352 pp. View more info

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Wanted on Holiday

By: Jefkins, Frank

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: London, Hodder and Stoughton: 1960

Edition: First

Seller ID: 005186

Condition: Very Good


Original dark green cloth on boards. Pictorial DJ unclipped. Would they believe his story if he went to the police station ? This novel shows how an ordinary man on holiday can be involved in a case of assault. - DJ flap. No writing or damage. 160 pp. View more info

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Sketches in Lavender, Blue, and Green

By: Jerome, Jerome K.

Price: $40.00 USD

Publisher: New York, Henry Holt & Company: 1897

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 009750

Condition: Good Plus


Blue cloth on boards. Forty illustrations. Public Library Rules and Regulations. Cocked. By the author of the great favourite, Three Men in a Boat. 337 pp. View more info

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A Marsh Island

By: Jewett, Sarah Orne

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: Boston, Houghton, Mifflin, and Company: 1889

Edition: Sixth Edition

Seller ID: 011482

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Dark green cloth on boards, backed in lighter green cloth. Several internet reviews heap praise on this novel. I prefer the one from 1994 which avers "This 'love' story never blooms beyond friendship." - Paula Blanchard. View more info

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The Night-hawk; A Romance of the 60's

By: John, Alix (Alice Jones)

Price: $100.00 USD

Publisher: N.Y., Frederick A. Stokes Company: 1901

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 008705

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Original illustrated blue cloth on boards showing steam paddlewheeler. This is t he first book by Alice Jones (1853-1933), daughter of businessman and politician from Halifax, Alfred Gilpin Jones. Alice studied languages in France and Italy and wrote for Toronto Week. Bubbles We Buy was issued by Jones in 1903, and she is credited with two additional novels. The Night-hawk is a story from the American Civil War, from the point-of-view of a Confederate spy in Halifax. Antoinette Castelle risks her life for the cause repeatedly while experiencing numerous close calls and shady dealings, whil... View more info

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Biggles Delivers the Goods

By: Johns, Captain W.E.

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, The Musson Book Company Ltd.: 1947

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 006360

Condition: Good Plus


Original beige cloth on boards. Venture Books for Boys. First free endpaper missing. Back cover dished. A former acquaintance, Li Chi, is instrumental in securing a large quantity of rubber which will be important to the British war effort. Of course, "Biggles Delivers the Goods." 236 pp. Covers hand-soiled. View more info