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Literary History of Canada; Canadian Literature in English Second Edition, Volume Three

By: Klinck, Carl F. (Ed)

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, University of Toronto Press: 1976

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 001340

Condition: Good


Trade paperback, Volume 3 only. Two stamps, card pocket, and spine sticker from high school library. One gutter strain re-glued. Clean and unmarked. An excellent reference. 391 pp with detailed index. View more info

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Canadian Anthology (Revised Edition)

By: Klinck, Carl F./ Watters, Reginald E. (Eds.)

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, W.J. Gage, Limited: 1966

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 010943

Condition: Very Good


Green cloth on boards. University library stamp. Interior clean. 626 pp. View more info

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The Thousand and One Nights, Commonly Called, in England, the Arabian Nights' Entertainments (3 Vol. Set)

By: Lane, Edward William

Price: $600.00 USD

Publisher: London, Routledge, Warne, and Routledge: 1865

Edition: New Edition/First British Edition

Seller ID: 010193

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Full brown calf on boards. Edited by the translator's nephew, Edward Stanley Poole. Half-inch split to top of front joint of Vol. I, but soundly bound. Five raised bands each volume, which have a tree calf binding. Edges and endpapers decorated in feathered pattern. No writing. Light foxing spots to endpapers only. 555, 578, and 703 pp., respectively, in the three volumes from a doctor's library. Heavy books will need extra postage. View more info

The Diviners (Advance Proof Copy)

By: Laurence, Margaret

Price: $125.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart Limited: 1974

Edition: Advance Proof

Seller ID: 013310

ISBN: 0-7710-4748-7

Condition: Very Good Minus


Grey softcover with red lettering on cover. Edges of textblock are spotted and stained. This is an Advance Proof Copy of Laurence's fifth novel, to be released in May, 1974. It is the story of a woman writer in Manitoba. The book has been banned many times by school boards, so it must be good! 382 pp. plus Acknowledgements and Note. View more info

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A Primer of American Literature (Harper's School Classics)

By: Lawrence, Eugene

Price: $25.00 USD

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1880

Seller ID: 011542

Condition: Very Good


Small, brown hardcover, handy pocket size. Immigrants, Puritans, 18th Century, Poets of the Revolution, 19th Century, Novelists, Science and Art, Orators, Poets, Humorists, Journalists, and Historians. 136 pp. with index. View more info

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Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town

By: Leacock, Stephen

Price: $75.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, Bell & Cockburn:

Edition: First Canadian Edition

Seller ID: 010766

Condition: Good Plus


Red cloth on boards. Tiny nick in faded spine. MHOP, Edmonton and two previous owners written in front. Foxing spots on title. Strained gutters required gluing - now sound. Believed to have come from Marketplace House of Prayer, West Edmonton Mall, 2008 or later. 264 funny pages. View more info

To Kill a Mockingbird

By: Lee, Harper

Price: $1,000.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart: 1965

Edition: First Canadian Edition

Seller ID: 013344

Condition: Very Good Minus


Orange cloth on boards with figural mockingbird in green and orange. Minor wear to corners, with 1/8" loss of cloth at top of rear spine. No writing or other damage. Published five years after its initial publication, this edition was produced for use in schools, and is fairly scarce. 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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Harry Lorrequer; Vol. I Only of 2

By: Lever, Charles

Price: $25.00 USD

Publisher: London, George Routledge and Sons, Limited:

Seller ID: 010199

Condition: Very Good


Green cloth on boards with paper spine label. Lever began this project a few years after gaining a position as a country doctor and marrying his first wife. Apparently he wrote late at night, with little thought of organization. Lorrequer is said to be a string of Irish stories, good, bad, and indifferent. The success of his writing surprised him. He followed this with several more which we have listed separately, all in matching covers. Volume I of a 2-volume set has 280 pp. View more info

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Arthur O'Leary; His Wanderings and Ponderings in Many Lands

By: Lever, Charles

Price: $60.00 USD

Publisher: London, George Routledge and Sons, Limited:

Edition: Deluxe Edition No. 32 of 500

Seller ID: 010200

Condition: Very Good


Green cloth on boards. Limited edition. First written in 1845. A friend and competitor of Sir Walter Scott, he opted out of the "rat race" and went on vacation soon after. This book has 499 pp. Heavy book will need extra postage. View more info

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Tom Burke of "Ours" (2 Vol. Set)

By: Lever, Charles

Price: $60.00 USD

Publisher: London, George Routledge and Sons, Limited:

Edition: First (No. 32 of 500 copies)

Seller ID: 010203

Condition: Very Good


Green cloth on boards, with paper spine labels. Limited edition. One of the sought-after military novels of this author. First written in 1844, it is the story of an Irishman who seeks glory serving under the colours of France. On graduating from a military academy, he enters the ranks of the 8th Hussars. By accident he becomes involved in political intrigue, which with further military action occupies the balance of his active life. He resigns briefly, then returns to the fray long enough to see Napoleon exiled. Offered a general's rank, he refuses to fight for the Bourbons and retires.... View more info

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The Lover, and Other Papers of Steele and Addison

By: Lewin, Walter (Ed.)

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: London, Walter Scott: 1887

Seller ID: 001399

Condition: Good


Original black cloth with spine label only on boards. Hinges cracked but holding, corners bumped, previous owner's name. Camelot Series edited by Ernest Rhys. Thought-provoking essays by the best. Unfinished edges. 360 pp. View more info

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Longfellow's Prose Works; Hyperion, Kavanagh, and The Trouveres

By: Longfellow, H.W.

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: London, Walter Scott: 1887

Seller ID: 004823

Condition: Good


Original red cloth on boards. The Camelot Series. Introduction by William Tirebuck, a newspaper editor and close friend of Hall Caine. Hyperion is a romantic novel published in 1839, criticized by Poe. Kavanagh is an 1849 novel which argues for a national literature for America. The Trouveres were folk singers of northern France in the 12th and 13th Centuries, the subject of this short essay. 334 pp. Stain to cover and light foxing to endpapers. View more info

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The Works, Vol. IV (The Parisians. What Will He Do With It?)

By: Lytton, Edward Bulwer

Price: $25.00 USD

Publisher: New York, Peter Fenelon Collier:

Seller ID: 012600

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Black cloth on boards. Lettered in gilt, cover and spine. Previous owner's name stamp. Perfect for the collector of this large quarto series. The only date reference is to 1872 following the introductory chapter of The Parisians, which has 332 pp. Total pages are 764 for both titles. Very heavy book will need extra postage. No writing or damage ! View more info

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A Thousand and One Gems of English Prose

By: MacKay, Charles

Price: $25.00 USD

Publisher: London, George Routledge: 1895

Seller ID: 000436

Condition: Good


Original dark blue cloth on boards. Gilt lettering cover and spine. No DJ. Minor spine end wear. Binding a little shaky, but holding together. Rear hinge cracked. A selection from the works of the most famous writers who have flourished in Great Britain and America, arranged in chronological order, and classified according to subject. 534 pp. plus ads. View more info

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The Days of Auld Lang Syne

By: Maclaren, Ian

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, Fleming H. Revell: 1895

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 008609

Condition: Good to Very Good


Original blue cloth on boards. Another by the tremendously popular author of Beside the Bonnie Brier Bush. Text in heavy dialect. Cocked. Cover soil. 366 pp. View more info

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Our Neighbours

By: Maclaren, Ian ( Dr. John Watson)

Price: $20.00 USD

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

Seller ID: 008411

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Original green cloth on boards. Previous owner's name. First 38 leaves show bug damage on extreme lower corner tip. Essays and anecdotes with heavy Scottish flavour. 341 pp. View more info

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Good Words

By: MacLeod, Donald (Ed.)

Price: $60.00 USD

Publisher: London, Isbister and Company: 1889

Seller ID: 006211

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Original dark green cloth on beveled boards. Previous owner's name. A gathering of interesting stories, reports, poems, and hundreds of b/w drawings, several full-page on machined paper, by various artists. All edges gilt. A marvelous substitution for, and improvement over, television ! 860 pp. This heavy book will need extra postage. View more info

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Headwaters of Canadian Literature

By: MacMechan, Archibald

Price: $25.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart: 1924

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 009101

Condition: Very Good


Original green cloth on boards. The author taught 40 years at Dalhousie University, and was largely responsible for increasing the popularity of Herman Melville as a result of his essay on Moby Dick, which he called "the best sea story ever written." - internet. Although he died in 1933, there might be something to gain by applying some of his comments to modern Canadian literature. Nearly every name in the book is underlined in pencil. Previous owner's name. 247 pp. View more info

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The Aesthetic Dimension; Toward a Critique of Marxist Aesthetics

By: Marcuse, Herbert

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Boston, Beacon Press: 1978

Seller ID: 011379

ISBN: 0-8070-1518-0

Condition: Very Good


Discussion is focused on 18th and 19th Century literature. 88 pp. with index. View more info

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British Novelists and Their Styles; A Critical Sketch of the History of British Prose Fiction

By: Masson, David

Price: $35.00 USD

Publisher: Boston, Gould and Lincoln: 1859

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 006097

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Original green patterned cloth on boards. Previous owner's name and date (1873). First free endpaper missing. Novel as Literature, Early British Prose Fiction, British Novelists of 18th C., Scott, British Novelists Since Scott. 312 pp. plus ads. View more info