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The Three Hostages

By: Buchan, John

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton, Limited: 1939

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 007546

Condition: Very Good


Original blue cloth on boards. DJ has long fold tear and missing bits head and foot. Previous owner's name. Frontispiece map of Machray and Haripol Forests. This story precedes The Island of Sheep (Listed separately). Richard Hannay is called out of retirement with Mary in the Cotswolds to solve the kidnaping of three children of prominent people. Sandy Arbuthnot helps. 319 pp. View more info

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The Island of Sheep

By: Buchan, John

Price: $60.00 USD

Publisher: London, Hodder and Stoughton, Limited: 1936

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009886

Condition: Good Plus


In three parts: Fosse, Laverlaw, and The Island of Sheep. The criminal gang is finally subdued. No writing. Colpitts Stationer's gum label. 318 pp. Next year after The House of the Four Winds, but set 12 years later. View more info

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A Prince of the Captivity

By: Buchan, John

Price: $35.00 USD

Publisher: London, Hodder and Stoughton: 1933

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009900

Condition: Good Plus


Green cloth on boards. Previous owner's name. Tiny finger pull tear at head of spine. Boy meets fly-by-night girl and marries her. When he takes credit for her bouncing cheque he is jailed and loses his army commission. Now free, he serves as a spy in Belgium and later goes to Greenland to rescue a wealthy explorer. 383 pp. View more info

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The Half-Hearted

By: Buchan, John

Price: $40.00 USD

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1928

Seller ID: 011732

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Black cloth on boards. The main character is constantly torn between his interests and his social values. Recommended to the reader who recognizes its strengths and forgets its shortcomings. 383 pp. View more info

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A Prince of the Captivity

By: Buchan, John

Price: $32.00 USD

Publisher: New York, A.L. Burt Company: 1933

Seller ID: 011733

Condition: Good


Red cloth on boards. DJ shipped head and foot of spine. One reviewer suggests that he should have stayed with Thirty-nine Steps and Greenmantle ( two other Buchan novels). In this one, our hero is arrested for apparently forging a relative's paycheque, only to discover that his wife did it. Another reviewer suggests not making this novel your first exposure to Buchan. 357 pp. View more info

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The Dancing Floor

By: Buchan, John

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1926

Seller ID: 011734

Condition: Good


Blue cloth on boards. Worn and grubby. Buchan readers point out that this one is different. Through the eyes of Leithen, the girl changes frfom a vulgar flapper to a nearly-tragic heroine. 286 pp. View more info

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Mr. Standfast

By: Buchan, John

Price: $25.00 USD

Publisher: New York, George H. Doran Co.: 1919

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 011735

Condition: Good


Beige cloth on boards. This book shows edge wear and grubby top edges. Third of the Hannay series. Don't make the mistake of checking reviews on the internet. If you want the full treatment just plow in ! Surely one of the most intricate and inventive stories of the WW I era ! 374 pp. Note: In case you become a Buchan addict, we have lots more of his titles in our store. Just ask ! View more info

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The Courts of the Morning

By: Buchan, John

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1929

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 011736

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Green cloth on boards. Buchan invents a country, and then claims that the problems of the West will be settled between it and the United States. How so? 384 pp. View more info

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Pavilion of Women

By: Buck, Pearl S.

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, Longmans, Green and Co.: 1946

Edition: First Canadian Editiion

Seller ID: 005088

Condition: Very Good


Original orange cloth on boards. DJ edge-chipped and missing thumb-size piece. Previous owner's name. The story of upper class Chinese society as witnessed by the author in the 40's, in novel form. 316 pp. View more info

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Strait is the Gate

By: Buckingham, Marjorie

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: London, Oliphants Limited: 1956

Edition: First - First Published 1956

Seller ID: 006233

Condition: Very Good


Original dark blue cloth on boards. DJ torn at corner folds and taped inside. No writing. The central figure of the book is a young woman with a lovely singing voice whose parents are conservative church-goers. She experience "true conversion" when a new minister arrives. 224 pp. View more info

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Kathleen's Love Story

By: Burnett, Frances H.

Price: $75.00 USD

Publisher: N.Y., Hurst & Co.: 1878

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 003135

Condition: Good


Original green cloth with full pictorial pastedown on boards. Little information found on this title, which was issued as "Kathleen" apparently. Previous owner's name and address. 212 pp. View more info

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The Key Note

By: Burnham, Clara Louise

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1921

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 008469

Condition: Good


Original red cloth on boards. Previous owner's name. Front hinge cracked. Writng on rear endpapers. A daughter is shunned by her family for marrying the wrong man. A son is born, and when his mother dies he is put into the care of a mean uncle. The family rallies to provide the boy with a suitable life. 364 pp. View more info

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The Passionate Spectator

By: Burr, Jane

Price: $35.00 USD

Publisher: N.Y., Thomas Seltzer: 1921

Seller ID: 007563

Condition: Good Minus


Original green cloth on boards. No writing. Upper half of rear hinge broken through. Hot stuff for 1920 reviewer in New Zealand who ends her review with the putdown, "But Miss Jane Burr and her explanation disgust us." Apparently Miss Burr had the nerve to write about adultery and divorce ! For myself, I started reading out of curiosity and soon found myself on page 60 ! 197 pp. View more info

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De Jongen En De Leeuw

By: Burroughs, Edgar Rice

Price: $175.00 USD

Publisher: Rijswijk (Z-H), V.A. Kramers: 1938

Seller ID: 008931

Condition: Very Good


Original red cloth on boards. Text in Dutch. Previous owner's name in light pencil. No other writing and no damage. Undated, but appears to be the 1938 First Edition by comparison on Internet. 212 pp. View more info

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The Mad King

By: Burroughs, Edgar Rice

Price: $75.00 USD

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: 1926

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 009359

Condition: Very Good


Original red cloth on boards. Unclipped DJ has 3-inch tear to bottom of front joint, as well as 1-inch tear to foot. Gift note. No other writing or damage. Set in Lustadt, capital of a fictional European nation before WW I. Opens with a group of men chattering about the possible escape of their mad boy-King. 365 pp. View more info

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Pellucidar; A Sequel to " At the Earth's Core"

By: Burroughs, Edgar Rice

Price: $50.00 USD

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: 1923

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 012670

Condition: Good Plus


The author of At the Earth's Core receives a letter from an antelope hunter in the Sahara. He has discovered a telegraph box hidden in the sand ! What is at the other end of the wires leading down into the sand ? One of the Adventure Stories. The DJ is chipped at corners and edges, and the front edges of the book cover have faded from moisture. 322 pp. View more info

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Love Bound; A Story of Gilded Kisses

By: Burton, Beatrice

Price: $30.00 USD

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

Seller ID: 007097

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Original gey-green cloth on boards. Sequel to Footloose. A young woman struggles to support her family, keep her younger sister out of trouble, and pursue the man she loves, all at the same time. An early lowbrow romance novel. DJ chipped head and foot, but nearly intact. 382 pp. View more info

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The Woman Hater

By: Cameron, John Alexander Hugh

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, Musson Book Company Limited: 1912

Seller ID: 012158

Condition: Good Plus


Green cloth on boards. Previous owner's name snipped from first free endpaper. Early chapters suggest the topic to be consolidation of public schools. While you read you'll pick up a new dialect. 297 pp. View more info

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The Hidden Road

By: Camp, Wadsworth

Price: $35.00 USD

Publisher: Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, Page, & Company: 1922

Edition: First Edition Stated

Seller ID: 005245

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Original copper cloth lettered in black on boards. A soldier returned from the war is disgusted with his family and friends. Previous owner's name, otherwise clean and sound. 334 pp. View more info

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Nellie's Memories

By: Carey, Rosa N.

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: New York, Hurst & Company:

Seller ID: 011303

Condition: Good


Nellie, who at 21 has just lost her mother, tells her own story. Middle class life in England near the end of the 19th Century. Wear to head and foot of spine. 546 pp. View more info