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For a Sack of Bones (Uncorrected Proof)

By: Baulenas, Lluis-Anton

Price: $15.00

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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Big Brother and Other Stories

By: Beach, Rex

Price: $20.00

Publisher: N.Y., Harper and Brothers: 1923

Edition: First Edition Stated

Seller ID: 008662

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Original bright red cloth on boards. Previous owner's name and date (25). Front flap of DJ laid in. Other stories are The White Brant, Recoil, The Obvious Thing, The Talking Vase, and Too Fat to Fight. Three of these have been made into movies. Two worn spots bottom edge of cover. 367 pp. View more info

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The Pennant Family

By: Beale, Anne

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Boston, J.H. Earle:

Seller ID: 002900

Condition: Good Plus


Original brown cloth with gilt lettering on boards. Cover drawing of a man rescuing a girl from the sea. First written in 1876, the title bears resemblance to the historical Welsh family of the same name who made fortunes in slate and slavery, but I found no clear connection. The author was a popular British novelist who lived through most of the 19th Century, residing with her sister, a singer, until their deaths in the 1890's. Small name label of Mabel Gertrude Finn... View more info

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Wee MacGreegor; A Scottish Story

By: Bell, J.J.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Toronto, George N. Morang & Co., Limited: 1903

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 008078

Condition: Very Good


Original blue cloth with art nouveau thistle on boards. First feature is a glossary, necessary for reading this popular Scottish tale. 188 pp. View more info

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Pedro of the Black Death

By: Bennett, C.M.

Price: $32.00

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

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Old London; Janet

By: Benson, E.F.

Price: $22.00

Publisher: New York, D. Appleton-Century Co., Inc.: 1937

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 010793

Condition: Very Good


Maroon cloth with pastedown on boards. Previous owner's initials. Janet Taylor has just lost her husband, and is desparate to provide for her three children. An expert dressmaker, she consults her older sisters-in-law as to the wisdom of pursuing such a business. Their Victorian sensibilities are grievously offended, leaving Janet to find an alternative. 103 pp. View more info

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Old London; Friend of the Rich

By: Benson, E.F.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, D. Appleton-Century Co., Inc.: 1937

Edition: First( No Additional Printings)

Seller ID: 010794

Condition: Very Good


Maroon cloth with pastedown on boards. Lady Rebecca Gillingham lived her life through others. When she learned that Sir John and Lady Acton had taken Bolingbroke House, she descended on them - eager to usher them into proper Victorian life. Catherine Acton, their vivacious daughter, had other ideas. 110 pp. View more info

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Old London; The Unwanted

By: Benson, E.F.

Price: $22.00

Publisher: New York, D. Appleton-Century Co.: 1937

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 010795

Condition: Very Good


Maroon cloth with pastedown on boards. Previous owner's initials. Her name is Dorothy, which means "Gift of God." Unfortunately, she is an aging spinster who makes others miserable by trying to make them happy ! Even her dog grits its teeth when she wags its tail ! Can't you just hear her now ! 114 pp. View more info

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Dromengro (Uncorrected Advance Proofs)

By: Berlin, Sven

Price: $75.00

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 us... View more info

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The Golden Butterfly

By: Besant and Rice

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Collins Clear-Type Press:

Seller ID: 009895

Condition: Good Plus


Maroon leather on flexible boards. No writing. Minor wear to head of spine. Although it contains racial slurs this novel "will certainly add to the happiness of mankind" according to the Times. In a slipcase which is edgeworn. 573 pp. View more info

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The Orange Girl

By: Besant, Sir Walter

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Toronto, Copp, Clark Co., Ltd.: 1900

Edition: First Canadian Edition

Seller ID: 011009

Condition: Good


Red cloth on boards, symetrically decorated in peiod style. One reviewer discounts the book totally. Still, there is much to be learned from it of social customs in England at the turn of that century, if nothing else. 347 pp. Pp. 13-15 torn at top and some text obscured. Pp. 153-161 small brown spot bled through. View more info

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The Jungle Spies

By: Bevan, Tom

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Collins' Clear-type Press:

Seller ID: 003804

Condition: Fair to Good


Original blue cloth with black lettering and decoration on boards. Both hinges cracked and weak, but holding. Set in India just before WWI. 315 pp. View more info

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For the Allinson Honor

By: Bindloss, Harold

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Toronto, McLeod and Allen: 1914

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 004840

Condition: Good


Original brown cloth delicately lettered in gold on boards. Four tiny white paint spots on back cover. First free endpaper missing. The family-owned company in England sends young Andrew to Canada to organize a mining proposition in the early 1900's. Last leaf wrinkled and has 2-inch tear. 350 pp. View more info

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Angel Cove

By: Bird, Will R.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Toronto, Macmillan of Canada: 1972

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 011332

ISBN: 7705-0757-3

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Blue cloth on boards. Gift note. Nineteen chapters tell individual stories of life in a small Newfoundland village. The author explains that he got ideas for the book from talking with young soldiers in WW I. 236 pp. View more info

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The Monarch of Mincing Lane

By: Black, William

Price: $25.00

Publisher: N.Y., John W. Lovell Company:

Edition: Worthington

Seller ID: 008172

Condition: Very Good


Original brown cloth, intricately decorated in black on boards. Gilt lettering on cover and spine. Previous owner's name with no other writing and no damage. This is one of seven of Black's works in identical bindings, priced separately. One reviewer has high praise for this novel, comparing Beauchamp with Osborne in Thackeray's work. 351 pp. View more info

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The Strange Adventures of a Phaeton

By: Black, William

Price: $25.00

Publisher: N.Y., John W. Lovell Company:

Edition: Worthington

Seller ID: 008173

Condition: Very Good


Original brown cloth, intricately decorated in black on boards. Gilt lettering on cover and spine. This one begins with the family discussion of a carriage trip through the North Country. Evidently this theme was based on a similar trip the author had taken from London to Edinburgh. 364 pp. View more info

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Madcap Violet

By: Black, William

Price: $25.00

Publisher: N.Y., John W. Lovell Company:

Seller ID: 008174

Condition: Very Good


Original brown cloth, intricately decorated in black, on boards. Previous owner's name in elegant script. First published in 1877, this is perhaps the favourite of Black's novels, seven of which we have listed in matching binding. Violet North is an attractive girl in her late teens who seems to go from one "scene" to another with hardly a break. She has irritated her German teacher into calling her a devil, which incident she is now piously describing to the... View more info

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The Three Feathers

By: Black, William

Price: $20.00

Publisher: N.Y., John W. Lovell Company:

Edition: Worthington

Seller ID: 008176

Condition: Very Good


Original brown cloth, intricately decorated in black with gilt titles on boards. A thorough search found no synopsis. However, it was clear from reviewers' comments that Black was popular and highly regarded at the time (1875). This volume is cocked, and bears the signature of the previous owner. 297 pp. View more info

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In Silk Attire

By: Black, William

Price: $20.00

Publisher: N.Y., John W. Lovell Company:

Edition: Worthington

Seller ID: 008177

Condition: Very Good


Original brown cloth decorated lavishly in black, with gilt lettering cover and spine, on boards. This is the last of the seven matching volumes to be listed. With the previous owner's name is the date, Xmas 1888. First published in 1870. Popularized as a dime novel frequenjtly sold on trains as part of the American movement westward. Book is cocked. 289 pp. View more info

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Old Chickweed

By: Bland, E.A.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: N.Y., Ward & Drummond:

Seller ID: 004529

Condition: Fair to Good


Original multicoloured florals on grey cloth on boards. General cover soil and corner wear. Previous owner's name. No additonal writing. Interior tanned, but easily readable. Old Chickweed (George Meredith) is a veteran of the Crimean War who served too briefly to receive a pension. Now he and his wife survive on his earnings as a street vendor. Regardless of their poverty, he watches out for a neglected child downstairs and feeds her when he can. 224 pp. View more info