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Freebooters of the Wilderness

By: Laut, Agnes C.

Price: $30.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, Musson: 1910

Seller ID: 001574

Condition: Very Good


Original pictorial cover in black and orange on tan cloth on boards, No DJ. Front free endpaper is missing. Believed First Canadian Edition. A glance at the first few pages gives the reader an appreciation of this writer and what has been called "Canada's first western." Her grasp of language and social issues is remarkable. Freebooters are big companies that strip the land of its resources, sometimes legally. This copy clean and sound. 443 pp. View more info

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A Perfect Spy

By: Le Carre, John

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Markham, ON, Viking/Penguin: 1986

Seller ID: 008856

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Original black cloth on boards. Clear plastic wrap over unclipped DJ. Library stamp. BOMC. Magnus Pym is a middle-aged British spy heavily influenced by his father, a powerful confidence man who has never grown up, and has just died. Pym wants to write, to tell how it is. Like father, like son. 475 pp. View more info

The Adventures of Gil Blas of Santillane

By: Le Sage, Alain Rene

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: New York, A.L. Burt Company:

Seller ID: 009710

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Smooth red calf on flexible boards. Front hinge cracked and glued. Small nick in cover edge. Translated by Tobias Smollett. Gil Blas is born into poverty, but a rich uncle sends him to university. Involved by coincidence in a robbery, he survives jail and becomes a valet. His practiced observations of his fellow Spaniards are widely noted, and he enters the favour of the king and prime minister. He retires in luxury. 629 pp. View more info

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Married at Leisure

By: Lederer, Virginia

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Garden City, N. Y., Doubleday, Doran, and Co., Inc.: 1944

Edition: First Edition Stated

Seller ID: 011383

Condition: Good to Very Good


Tan cloth on boards. Described by some as "a screwball comedy." Chubby and Marilyn take five years before deciding to get married. "Grummy" (Grandma) disapproves. Marilyn's friend, Susie, tells the story, which turns out to tell more about her. Surprising use of "bitch" and unmarried cohabitation in this wartime novel. 213 pp. View more info

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A Woman in Revolt

By: Lee, Anne

Price: $30.00 USD

Publisher: N.Y., Desmond FitzGerald, Inc.: 1913

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 002807

Condition: Good


Original green cloth lettered in gilt on boards. Lightly soiled and worn, but solid and readable. Hinges believed glued. I found no information on author or title. Three previous owners' names, and short head tear to about six early leaves. Appears to be a romantic novel of the upper classes, travelling by ship between New York and Europe. 321 pp. View more info

To Kill a Mockingbird

By: Lee, Harper

Price: $50.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart: 1971

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 012833

ISBN: 0771052340

Condition: Good to Very Good


Orange cloth with figural mockingbird. The novel ends with p. 296. Following is a biographical note about the author. Following this (pp. 296-312) are some Questions for Intensive Study and Questions for Writing. View more info

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The Valley Before Me

By: Lee, Ranger

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: London, Collins Clear-Type Press: 1973

Seller ID: 006865

ISBN: 0002478781

Condition: Good


Original green clolth on boards. DJ missing top corner (See photo). The wagon train has stopped at Lodge Lake Valley, which seems a paradise to those seeking new homes. It was too much to expect that there would never be trouble there. 160 pp. Previous owner's name. Writing on end;papers. Racial stereotyping. View more info

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The Plouffe Family

By: Lemelin, Roger

Price: $30.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart, Limited: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012159

Condition: Very Good


Blue cloth on boards. Price-clipped DJ. Previous owner's name. Translated from the French by Mary Finch. A typical Quebec family lives through the Second World War. 383 pp. View more info

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Ellerslie House; A Book for Boys (Fully Illustrated)

By: Leslie, Emma

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: London, S.W. Partridge and Co.:

Seller ID: 003620

Condition: Good


Original pictorial blue cloth decorated in florals on boards. Previous owner's name with lipstick "kisses" to front endpapers. First free endpaper missing. Handsoiled. 154 pp. plus 32-page catalog. View more info

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Squire Lynn's Will

By: Leslie, Emma (Emma Dixon)

Price: $75.00 USD

Publisher: London, Sunday School Union:

Edition: Seventh Edition

Seller ID: 010492

Condition: Good Plus


Blue embossed cloth on boards. Prize bookplate dated 1912. On list of new books for 1893. No review found. A few gutter cracks have been glued. 243 pp. View more info

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The Silent Queen

By: Leslie, W. Seymour

Price: $45.00 USD

Publisher: N.Y., Boni and Liveright: 1927

Seller ID: 005548

Condition: Good


Original yellow cloth lettered in black on boards. Scarce. I could find no information on author or story. It is a novel told in first person by young Geoffrey, who wants to "recall that vanished England of the nineties before the coming of the Silent Queen." - p. 12. Covers are grubby but interior is clean. One library stamp. First "free" endpaper is stuck to pastedown endpaper. 326 pp. View more info

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Wolfville

By: Lewis, Alfred Henry (Dan Quin)

Price: $35.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, George N. Morang & Co., Limited: 1898

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 007919

Condition: Fair to Good


Original (recased in 3/4 brown leather and marbled boards) hardcover. 15 of 18 drawings by Frederic Remington present. Previous owner's name, book binder's label, and bookstore stamp. Story begins with a funeral, proceeds to a fatal stabbing, and goes on from there. Such is life in Southwestern US in those days.The author's first and probably best-known book. 337 pp. Racial slurs. View more info

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Mantrap

By: Lewis, Sinclair

Price: $35.00 USD

Publisher: N.Y., Grosset and Dunlap: 1926

Edition: Fifth Printing

Seller ID: 006509

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Original dark blue cloth on boards. Set near LaRonge, Saskatchewan, it's a story of a young flirt (played in silent films by Clara Bow) who marries a much-older mountain man. When a city lawyer comes into view, she can't resist pursuing him even though he's old enough to be her father. What did she see in either of them ? First free endpaper missing. No writing or other damage. 308 pp. View more info

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The Peel Trait

By: Lincoln, Joseph C.

Price: $40.00 USD

Publisher: N.Y., D. Appleton - Century Co., Inc.: 1934

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 005834

Condition: Very Good


Original blue cloth lettered in gold on boards. Inscribed and signed, "Yours very truly, Joseph C. Lincoln" on second free endpaper. (1) on last page. Photo shows a few small foxing spots and there are two tiny edge tears in the unclipped DJ (Price $2.00). Cyrenus Peel is an old sea captain whose daughter, Lettice, is reputed to be an even better trader than he was. Two other Peel offspring are married and already dreaming about inheriting the old man's money. Two young men are after Lettice, an up-and-comer named David Hooker and an artist, Farley Crowell, whose ambitions are dis... View more info

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The Portygee

By: Lincoln, Joseph C.

Price: $15.00 USD

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

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 008528

Condition: Good


Original illustrated grey cloth on boards. Christmas gift note. Book is clean and complete inside, but handsoiled and worn outside. Grandfather and grandson are constant quarrelers. The old man calls his son a "Portygee" even though he is not Portuguese, but Spanish. Grandson hates working in the old man's lumber store. A romantic element provides some relief. 361 pp. View more info

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The Chameleon

By: Linn, James Weber

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, Copp, Clark Company, Limited: 1903

Edition: Second Impression

Seller ID: 007733

Condition: Very Good


Original tan blindstamped cloth on boards. Also called, The Story of a Fibber, it is the biography of a man who, although well-mannered and clever, had a "fatal inability to speak the truth." No writing or damage to this book. 418 pp. View more info

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The Lady Married; A Sequel to the Lady of the Decoration

By: Little, Frances

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, Musson: 1912

Seller ID: 000600

Condition: Good


Original grey-brown cloth with gilt pinwheel and white lettering on boards. P.O.N. 238 pp. View more info

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The Golden Talisman and the Experimenters

By: Logan, Robert A.

Price: $25.00 USD

Publisher: Bryn Mawr. PA, Dorrance & Company, Incorporated: 1983

Edition: First. (No Additional printings)

Inscription: Inscribed and Signed By Author

Seller ID: 011169

ISBN: 0-8059-2875-8

Condition: Very Good


Black cloth on boards. DJ has two small missing chips along top edge. "Mixing actual American Indian traditions and fictionalized events, Robert A. Logan weaves a tale of mystery and suspense against a backdrop of documented history." - DJ. Boldly inscribed and signed in felt pen on first free endpaper, with word "compliments" misspelled. 170 pp. View more info

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The Abysmal Brute

By: London, Jack

Price: $200.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, Bell and Cockburn: 1913

Edition: First Canadian Edition

Seller ID: 003216

Condition: Good Plus


Original olive green cloth decorated in black and lettered in yellow on boards. Front free endpaper missing, otherwise sound and clean.. A natural young boxer, sheltered and trained by his father, wins over a beautiful young woman and the corrupt world of boxing at the same time. 169 pp. plus ad. View more info

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Love of Life; and Other Stories

By: London, Jack

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: N.Y., Review of Reviews/ Macmillan Co.: 1916

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 003587

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Original dark blue cloth on boards. Love of Life, A Day's Lodging, The White Man's Way, The Story of Keesh, The Unexpected, Brown Wolf, The Sun-Dog Trail, and Negore, the Coward. 265 pp. Previous owners' names. View more info