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Her Book

By: Ashford, Daisy

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, Ryerson:

Seller ID: 002836

Condition: Good


Original grey paper boards backed in grey cloth on boards. The only Canadian edition found. Front free endpaper has two prices in crayon and lower corner missing. Front and foot untrimmed. 338 pp. View more info

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The Streets of Ashkelon (Advance Proof)

By: Aspler, Tony

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: London, Secker and Warburg: 1972

Edition: Advance Proof

Seller ID: 003811

Condition: Very Good


Original orange soft cover with black titles. "A fast moving first novel, by an English author, set in Montreal." Negligible cover soil. 200 pp. View more info

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Young Orland

By: Asquith, Herbert

Price: $25.00 USD

Publisher: N.Y., Scribner: 1927

Seller ID: 000803

Condition: Very Good


Original green cloth with black borders and lettering on boards, no DJ. District Officer's Library A/C stamped on front pastedown, no other library marks. Front hinge repaired, OW very good. Asquith(1881-1947) was an English soldier better known for his poem, "The Volunteer", and not to be confused with his father of the same name who was Prime Minister of England 1908-15. 311 pp. View more info

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Brass-Eagles

By: Atherton, Sarah

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: Philadelphia, J.B. Lippincott & Co.: 1935

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 005569

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Original bright red cloth on boards. Lending library stamp and bookplate. Set in a New York City department store, where the protagonists are an information clerk and a night watchman. The watchman happens to be a full-blooded Chippewa. 290 pp. View more info

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Unlucky; A Fragment of a Girl's Life

By: Austin, Caroline

Price: $40.00 USD

Publisher: London, Blackie and Son, Limited: 1891

Edition: First(No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 001644

Condition: Good


Original multi-coloured floral design on green cloth on boards. No DJ. Cocked. Cracked hinges reglued. Two line drawings by Handy. 160 pp. plus extensive catalog. View more info

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The Prodigal Village; A Christmas Tale

By: Bacheller, Irving

Price: $10.00 USD

Publisher: Indianapolis, Bobbs-Merrill: 1920

Seller ID: 000336

Condition: Good


Original red cloth, gilt lettering. No DJ. Tiny corner stain lower right. Browning to EP's. Still better than Good. Title page credits author with two other titles, The Light in the Clearing and A Man for the Ages(about Lincoln). 176 pp. View more info

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The Clock Strikes Twelve

By: Bailey, R. Ernest

Price: $35.00 USD

Publisher: London, Frederick Warne and Co., Ltd.: 1936

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 007376

Condition: Near Fine


Original bright blue cloth on boards. DJ has rubbing and tiny tears head and foot. No writing. Cover shows glider pilot casting off tow rope attached to open car. Frontispiece shows glider pilot witnessing fistfight on ground below. 128 pp. View more info

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The Trumpeter Swan

By: Bailey, Temple

Price: $25.00 USD

Publisher: London, Hurst and Blackett, Ltd.:

Seller ID: 007133

Condition: Very Good


Original maroon cloth decorated in gold on boards. Previous owner's name. The author, 1885-1953, is better known for her novel, The Tin Soldier, of two years earlier. The Trumpeter Swan was first published in 1920. A few foxing spots on front edges, otherwise very clean. 288 pp. View more info

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The Tin Soldier

By: Bailey, Temple

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: London, Hurst & Blackett, Ltd.:

Seller ID: 007168

Condition: Very Good


Original dark blue cloth embellished in gilt on boards. A bestselling novel in 1919, The romance of Derry, who wants to go to war but can't, and Jean, who understands. 285 pp. View more info

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Round Robin

By: Bain, Graham Ward

Price: $22.00 USD

Publisher: London, George G. Harrap & Co., Ltd.: 1937

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 004393

Condition: Good


Original blue cloth with yellow border on boards. First free endpaper missing, and second clipped at head. Stamps of Hospital Visiting Committee and other informal library evidence. Small piece of DJ glued inside front cover. The protagonist, like the earlier Robin Hood, steals from crooks and returns the booty to the owner. Bookworm hole top corner, not affecting text. 283 pp. View more info

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Cast Up By the Sea

By: Baker, Sir Samuel W.

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: London, Macmillan and Co., Ltd.: 1911

Edition: New Edition.

Seller ID: 010042

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Red cloth on boards. Cocked. A wide-ranging account of life on the water. 456 pp. View more info

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Mine Own Executioner

By: Balchin, Nigel

Price: $35.00 USD

Publisher: Glasgow, Book Society, Ltd./ Wm. Collins Sons: 1945

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012517

Condition: Good Plus


Black cloth on boards. " In 'Mine Own Executioner' Nigel Balchin applies his favourite technique of telling a vivid and exciting story with great directness and economy, but with an apparent simplicity that is highly deceptive."- DJ flap. This story of a former R.A.F. pilot will fit in with current discussion of CPSD and my memories of an uncle who developed periodic staring as a result of his experience in WWII. DJ has small hole, writing, and chipped head and foot. Gutter crack at pp. 254-255 glued, resulting in obstruction of 4-5 small, obvious words, easily identified. 256 pp. View more info

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Skyscraper

By: Baldwin, Faith

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: N.Y., Farrar & Rinehart, Inc.: 1931

Seller ID: 008947

Condition: Good Plus


Original beige cloth on boards. Department store library stamp. Front hinge lightly cracked at title, so glued. Lynn goes to work in an office tower, where she meets and falls for a man. So far, so good ! However, she hasn't forgotten the boss's words when she was hired, "Stay single, or goodbye !" What's a girl to do ? 319 pp. View more info

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The Law of the Range

By: Barrows, Wayne Groves

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: Boston, C.M. Clark: 1909

Edition: First Edition (No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 009618

Condition: Good to Very Good


Blue cloth on boards. B/W frontispiece and seven additional drawings by John Goss. Previous owner's name and hand soil. Front hinge cracked and glued. No reviews found. Set in the 1880's in a little cow-town in New Mexico, where the men wear guns and emote a dialect full of skewed expressions typical of the times. 280 pp. If you like westerns, we have several hardcovers in the shop, and would be pleased to share titles if you have favorite authors. View more info

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Kiss and Kill/ On the Hook

By: Barry, Joe and Powell, Richard

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: N.Y., Ace Books: 1954

Edition: Ace Double Novel D-47

Seller ID: 000319

Condition: Good


Original Ace Double paperback D-47(35 cents). See scans. Both covers have minor corner bend wrinkles, but pages are not dog-eared. On the Hook(Shark River) - 172 pp. Kiss and Kill - 147 pp. Dealer's date stamp the only mark. On the Hook was copyrighted in 1950. Artists are not named. View more info

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The Loving Cup

By: Barton, Derek

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph: 1959

Edition: First Published By Michael Joseph Ltd.

Seller ID: 004837

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Original black cloth on boards. A romantic novel featuring an English man and a South African woman. No synopsis found. No marks or damage. 270 pp. View more info

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For a Sack of Bones (Uncorrected Proof)

By: Baulenas, Lluis-Anton

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Orlando, FL, Harcourt, Inc.: 2008

Edition: Uncorrected Proof

Seller ID: 008059

Condition: Good Plus


Original blue illustrated cover paperback. Novel of a Spanish Legionnaire who vows to find the grave of his father's best friend and return the bones to Barcelona for decent burial. Set in the midst of the Franco regime. Book is cocked. No writing. 359 pp. View more info

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Pedro of the Black Death

By: Bennett, C.M.

Price: $32.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, The Musson Book Company Ltd.: 1939

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 002312

Condition: Good Plus


Original beige cloth with black letters on boards. Previous owner's name and other scribbles on front endpaper, and dent in top cover edge, otherwise clean and readable. Possibly First Canadian Edition. Pirate fiction. 310 pp. View more info

Bright Avenues

By: Bentham, Josephine

Price: $100.00 USD

Publisher: New York, Rae D. Henkle Co, Inc.: 1928

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013139

Condition: Very Good


Royal blue cloth cover with yellow titles and black and yellow pictorial cover of a city street. Pictorial endpapers with Art Deco style graphics. Previous owner's name and date written in pencil on title page. This was the author's first novel. She had previously written for magazines and newspapers. Born in Boston, Bentham ended up in San Francisco, just like her book's protagonist, Christine, who goes West to seek her fortune, and doesn't really find it. One critic describes Bentham's writing as meticulous, saying the characters are well thought out and the plot understandable. Scarc... View more info

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Dromengro (Uncorrected Advance Proofs)

By: Berlin, Sven

Price: $75.00 USD

Publisher: London, Collins: 1971

Seller ID: 006907

ISBN: 0002118327

Condition: Very Good


Original red-orange soft cover with pastedown title block. Frontispiece by Sven Berlin is portrait of a woman with a bird on her head. The author/artist (1911-1999) began work life as an adagio dancer. He wrote several books, best-known of which was The Dark Monarch, withdrawn due to legal action and republished forty years later. In Dromengro (Man of the Road) he follows his life interest in quest of Gypsies. The last two pages are a glossary of Gypsy expressions used in the novel, which he terms an Idioticon. 256 pp. View more info