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The Orange Girl

By: Besant, Sir Walter

Price: $50.00 USD

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 USD

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 USD

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

Halford's Adventure (aka Mystery Reef)

By: Bindloss, Harold

Price: $100.00 USD

Publisher: London & Melbourne, Ward, Lock & Co, Limited: 1928

Edition: First - First Published 1928

Seller ID: 013173

Condition: Very Good Minus


Original moss green cloth with black lettering on boards. Some minor spotting to edges of text block. "For Sale Abroad" blindstamped on back cover. Bindloss was a prolific British novelist who didn't start writing until he was over 30, eventually producing over 100 books. He was a nomad in his youth, and spent some years farming in Western Canada - many of his books were set there. This book was published in Europe and Australia as "Halford's Adventure", but it was published in the U.S. as "Mystery Reef." 319 pp. View more info

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Angel Cove

By: Bird, Will R.

Price: $15.00 USD

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 USD

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 USD

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 USD

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 Principal. She skips school for a day with a boy she hasn't known before. Later, she falls madly in love with a philosophi... View more info

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The Three Feathers

By: Black, William

Price: $20.00 USD

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 USD

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 USD

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

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Sandpeep

By: Boggs, Sara E.

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown and Company: 1906

Edition: First

Seller ID: 005164

Condition: Good Minus


Original blue cloth lettered and decorated in yellow on boards. Two of four illustrations are missing. Front endpaper missing. Cover worn, but holding together well. A delightful first-person novel of Sandpeep, a girl of the east coast who lives with Aunt Hit after her father dies early. 421 pp. View more info

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Turnip-Tops

By: Boileau, Ethel

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co.,Ltd.:

Edition: 38th Thousand

Seller ID: 011765

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Green cloth on boards. Previous owner's name and date (1937). Believed issued in 1933, and brought out later by E.P. Dutton in Boston or New York City under the title, A Gay Family. Story begins with Mother praising her daughter, and develops into warm, wholesome account. There are also two sons. One reviewer on DJ calls it "exquisite" and "sensitive". What do you think ? 256 pp. plus ads. DJ torn and rough. View more info

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Parton's Island

By: Boles, Paul Darcy

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: London, Hodder and Stoughton: 1958

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 001990

Condition: Fine


Original green cloth with gilt spine lettering on boards. Bright and clean. "A novel of two boys and an island they made their own." - Second front endpaper. 220 pp. plus ad. View more info

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Danger on the Coast; A Story of Nova Scotia

By: Bonner, Mary Graham

Price: $30.00 USD

Publisher: N.Y., Knopf: 1941

Edition: Stated First Edition

Seller ID: 000475

Condition: Very Good Plus


Original orange cloth on boards, without fault or blemish. DJ good, but I taped small tears inside to prevent further damage, except thumb-sized piece missing from bottom rear. 250 pp. plus ad. View more info

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White Wolves

By: Bower, B.M.

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: Boston, Little,Brown: 1927

Edition: C. 1927, Published Jan., 1927

Seller ID: 000413

Condition: Good


Original light brown cloth on boards, title in black within blue box. No DJ. Bookseller's stamp and small inscription on FFEP. Minor edge wear and careless dog-earing, but not affecting text, which is clean and complete. Cocked. 298 pp. Bertha Muzzy Bower (1871-1940) was an American woman writer of "Westerns". Her first and best-liked of this type was Chip of the Flying U - Reader's Encyclopedia. View more info

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Cabin Fever; A Novel

By: Bower, B.M.

Price: $19.00 USD

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown, and Company: 1918

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 005222

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Original blue cloth on boards. Frontispiece with tissue guard. Previous owner's name. Edges grimy. Begins with the author's ruminations about the malady, and then takes up the story just as the protagonist, Bud Moore, is having serious problems with his wife, who has a young baby. 291 pp. View more info

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The Quirt

By: Bower, B.M. (Bertha Muzzy Sinclair-Cowan)

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart: 1920

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 005683

Condition: Fair to Good


Original blue-green cloth on boards. The less you have, the more careful you are of your possessions. Hunter and Johnson owned a good spread, but they kept a close watch on it - except when they were sick or had drunk too much. 298 pp. Previous owner's name. Some cover scuffing. View more info

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Burning Water

By: Bowering, George

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: Don Mills, ON, Musson Book Company: 1980

Edition: First Printing Stated

Seller ID: 009727

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Black paper boards. Unclipped DJ has two small edge tears. Remainder mark. Burning Water, the author's third novel, won the Governor General's Award for Fiction. It is a story about George Vancouver. 258 pp. View more info

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Sea, Forest, and Prairie

By: Boys and Girls of Canada

Price: $25.00 USD

Publisher: Montreal, John Dougall & Son: 1893

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 003644

Condition: Good


Original brown cloth lettered in gilt on boards. Some loose prelims. A collection of short stories written by Canadian school children and selected to represent various provinces. Minor abrasion to head and foot of spine. 323 pp. View more info