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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

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Bits and Pieces

By: Masterman, J.C.

Price: $16.00 USD

Publisher: London, Hodder and Stoughton: 1961

Edition: First- First Published in Book Form 1961

Seller ID: 007739

Condition: Near Fine


Original green cloth on boards. No writing or damage. Biography and Autobiography, Crime and DEtection, Articles and Jeux d'Esprit, and Theatre. 192 pp. The author was a broadly-gifted scholar, athlete, intelligence officer, and Oxford Don who was interred by the Germans for most of WWI while still a student.. 192 pp. View more info

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The Fourth Column

By: McAree, J.V.

Price: $17.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, Macmillan Company of Canada, Limited: 1934

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 008274

Condition: Good to Very Good


Original grey clolth on boards. A "McAree miscellany" gleaned from his columns in The Mail and Empire newspaper, predecessor of the Globe and Mail. Previous owner's name. 332 pp. View more info

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More Leaves from Lantern Lane

By: McClung, Nellie L.

Price: $18.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, Thomas Allen Publishers: 1937

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 006826

Condition: Good Plus


Original green cloth on boards. Reprints of original newspaper articles. Spine grubby. Interior clean. 201 pp. View more info

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The Library; A Quarterly Review of Bibliography (Fourth Series, Vol. 15)

By: McKerrow, Ronald B. (Ed.)

Price: $40.00 USD

Publisher: Oxford, England, Humphrey Milford: 1935

Seller ID: 005770

Condition: Very Good


Original brown paper boards backed in beige cloth. Heavy book will need extra postage. 510 pp. plus ads. A few random selections include The Beginnings of Printing in New Hampshire, Further notes on Romanesque Bindings, and Books Illustrated by Albert Durer. View more info

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The Library; A Quarterly Review of Bibliography ( Fourth Series, Vol. XVI)

By: McKerrow, Ronald B. (Ed.)

Price: $40.00 USD

Publisher: Oxford, England, Humphrey Milford: 1936

Edition: Fourth Series, Vol. XVI

Seller ID: 005771

Condition: Very Good


Original brown paper boards backed in beige cloth. Random articles include Medieval Parchment-Making, The Printers of the Coverdale Bible (1535), and The Early Nineteenth-Century Drama. Heavy book will need extra postage. 475 pp. plus ads. Some uncut edges. View more info

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Lalla Rookh

By: Moore, Thomas

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: N.Y., H.M. Caldwell Co.: 1893

Seller ID: 003651

Condition: Good Plus


Original grey paper boards heavily decorated in gilt, with pictorial pastedown of fisherman. A beautiful but rather fragile Caldwell binding showing some edge wear to covers and gutter strain inside. This romantic novel is thought to have had a decided influence upon Ralph Waldo Emerson whose father apparently had a topical interest in India. No writing. 327 pp., including Notes. View more info

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The Paris Sketch Book

By: Mr. Titmarsh(William Makepeace Thackeray)

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: London, George Routledge and Sons: 1888

Edition: Routledge's Pocket Library

Seller ID: 001020

Condition: Good


Original red half-cloth on brown marbled boards, no DJ. The second monthly volume in Routledge's Pocket Library. Front hinge repaired, and minor corner and spine damage. Small print, but clean and readable. 336 pp. View more info

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The Library; A Quarterly Journal of Bibliography (Fifth Series,Vol. XIX)

By: Neill, D.G. (Ed.)

Price: $40.00 USD

Publisher: Oxford, England, Oxford University Press: 1964

Edition: Fifth Series, Vol. XIX

Seller ID: 005772

Condition: Very Good


Original tan paper boards backed in beige cloth. Articles include Early Georgian Provincial Magazines, A Bibliography of the Writings of William Henry Smith, and The Binding(et cetera) of Vala. Heavy book will need extra postage. 360 pp. View more info

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Selections from the Prose Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson (Riverside College Classics)

By: Perry, Bliss (Ed.)

Price: $24.00 USD

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1926

Seller ID: 006972

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Original bright red cloth on boards. Faded streaks on front. Previous owner's name and bookplate. Tiny marginal check marks throughout. A book of eloquence and wisdom seldom found. 380 pp. View more info

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Tom Moore's Diary

By: Priestley, J.B. (Ed.)

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Cambridge, University Press: 1925

Seller ID: 004404

Condition: Very Good


Original dark green cloth with paper spine label on boards. Duplicate spine label inside back cover. Spot of paper stuck to front cover. Previous owner's name in light pencil. Diary covers 1818 to 1847. Untrimmed front and foot. 215 pp. plus brief index. View more info

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Foul Play

By: Reade, Charles

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: London, Collins' Clear-Type Press:

Seller ID: 008588

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Original deep maroon pigskin on flexible boards. Previous owner's name on dark endpaper. This novel pointed up the issue of "ship-knackers", owners who purchased only worn-out ships and profited by them until their inevitable failure, usually with significant loss of human life. Top edges gilt. 400 pp. View more info

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A Handbook of Canadian Literature

By: Rhodenizer, V. B.

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: Ottawa, Graphic Publishers Limited: 1930

Seller ID: 012213

Condition: Good Plus


Showing school stamp, so must have been used as a high school text. Begins with the "literature of knowledge" and then passes on to the higher levels of truth and beauty. Liberally underlined. 295 pp. with index. View more info

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The Heart of the Ancient Wood

By: Roberts, Charles G.D.

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, Copp Clark, Limited:

Seller ID: 004138

Condition: Good


Original green pictorial cloth on boards, lettered in gold cover and spine. First free endpaper and title page are missing. Otherwise clean and sound. Stories centred around Miranda and her friendship with Kroof, the she-bear. 276 pp. View more info

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The Leavises on Fiction

By: Robertson, P.J.M.

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: London, Macmillan Press, Ltd.: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed and Signed By Author

Seller ID: 011532

ISBN: 0-333-27886-0

Condition: Near Fine


Black cloth on boards. Inscribed and signed by author. No other writing and no damage. F.R. Levis had a long career as college professor in England. His wife, Queenie, worked with him in literary criticism. They published Scrutiny, a literary magazine for about 20 years. Both were known for their powerful personalities and frequent controversies. 176 pp. View more info

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Precious Thoughts

By: Ruskin, John

Price: $30.00 USD

Publisher: N.Y., H.M. Caldwell Company: 1865

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 003432

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Original brown suede (leather) with circular pastedown of girl's portrait. Short essays on various subjects. The binding appears similar to Caldwell's Rosemary Series of 1903. Gilt top edges. No writing. Cover pastedown is wrinkled and has edge missing. Short cover edge tear. Marbled endpapers, with front pastedown torn at head. 477 pp. View more info

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Frondes Agrestes; Readings in 'Modern Painters'

By: Ruskin, John

Price: $100.00 USD

Publisher: Orpington, Kent, George Allen: 1878

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 007423

Condition: Very Good


Original full brown crushed morocco with gilt border on light boards. Cover lightly sprung. All edges gilt. Bookplate of Walter Overbeck Wade, born about 1838 in India and served in 91st Argyllshire Reg't of Foot in Greece in 1854 and 5th Administrative Battalion, Lancashire Rifle Volunteers in 1874. The text of this book is a selection of passages from Ruskin's work of 1843 on Modern Painters, as chosen by his friend Susan Beever, or Beaver, of Coniston. Nearly invisible in the upper corner of the first free endpaper is the incised stamp of Cedric Chivers, Bookbinder, Union St., Bath, who ... View more info

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The Sin of Monsieur Antoine(Part 2); Leone Leoni

By: Sand, George

Price: $18.00 USD

Publisher: Philadelphia, George Barrie & Sons: 1900

Seller ID: 002032

Condition: Very Good


Original blue cloth with fine gilt borders and signature. Translated by George Burnham Ives. Volume II only of a 2-volume set. Series titled Historic and Romantic Novels by Amandine Lucille Aurore Dupin, Baroness Dudevant(George Sand). Begins at Chapter XXIV of The Sin of Monsieur Antoine. Top edges gilt; balance untrimmed. 342 pp. View more info