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

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

Price: $40.00

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

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

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

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

A Handbook of Canadian Literature

By: Rhodenizer, V. B.

Price: $20.00

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

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

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

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

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 invis... View more info

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

By: Sand, George

Price: $18.00

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

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White Salt Mountain; Words in Time (Signed)

By: Sanger, Peter

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Kentville, N.S., Gaspereau Press Ltd.: 2005

Inscription: Inscribed and Signed By Author

Seller ID: 004300

ISBN: 1554470048

Condition: Very Good


Original dark grey card covers with red DJ. Inscribed and signed June 18, 2005. Author has five poetry books to his credit previously, and serves as Poetry Editor of Antigonish Review. This volume is both prose and poetry. 235 pp. plus bio. View more info

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Lord Halifax's Character of King Charles the Second

By: Savile, George (Whibley, Charles, Ed.)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Peter Davies: 1927

Edition: Limited Edition(Unnumbered)

Seller ID: 003180

Condition: Good Plus


Original salmon-coloured paper covered boards with green illustration and lettering. Ragged dust jacket is in two pieces laid in to front of book. Slight discolourations at top and bottom of spine. Previous owner's name on front free endpaper. The book belonged to Joan Foster, one of the daughters of the Honourable Walter Foster, Premier on New Brunswick from 1917 to 1923, and later Senator of Canada. This small book measures 3 1/4" by 5" and is part of the ... View more info

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Schiller's Historische Schriften

By: Schiller, Friedrich

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Leipzig, Im Inselverlag:

Seller ID: 003448

Condition: Good Plus


Original blue cloth with gilt sailing ship on flexible card covers. Netherlands, 30 Years War, Short historical accounts. Text in German. Stain to head of text block, not affecting text. 868 pp. View more info

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The Monastery

By: Scott, Sir Walter

Price: $15.00

Publisher: N.Y., Lovell:

Edition: Aldine Edition

Seller ID: 000601

Condition: Good


Original highly-decorated embossed red cloth on boards, gilt on spine. Aldine edition. Minor damage top of backstrip, OW good. 431 pp. Small stain on back cover. P.O.N. View more info

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Waverley Novels; The Fortunes of Nigel/ Count Robert of Paris

By: Scott, Sir Walter

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Chicago, R.S. Peale:

Seller ID: 001221

Condition: Fair


Original red cloth highly decorated in black on boards. Gilt spine lettering. No DJ. Both hinges cracked, showing fabric, and repaired. Two leaves untrimmed at top corners. Ca. 1880. Better than a reading copy by a lesser-known publisher. The Fortunes of Nigel - 436 pp. Count Robert of Paris - 411 pp. Two long novels under one cover. View more info

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Peveril of the Peak

By: Scott, Sir Walter

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Chicago, Belford, Clarke & Co.:

Seller ID: 001515

Condition: Very Good


Original green cloth decorated in black on boards. No DJ. One of the more popular of the Waverley Novels. Minor cover wear and bumped corners, OW very good. SEE PHOTO. 582 pp. with index. View more info

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Kenilworth

By: Scott, Sir Walter

Price: $18.00

Publisher: London, Frederick Warne and Co.: 1887

Edition: Warne's Crown Library Edition

Seller ID: 004490

Condition: Very Good


Original brown cloth decorated and lettered in black on bevelled boards. Previous owner's name in elegant ink script. No other writing and no damage. 467 pp. View more info

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Tales of a Grandfather; Being Stories Taken from Scottish History

By: Scott, Sir Walter

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, George Routledge And Sons, Limited:

Seller ID: 007172

Condition: Very Good


Original floral decorated blue cloth on boards. Every Boy's Library. Previous owner's name with no other writing or damage. Very small print ! 196 pp. View more info

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The Fair Maid of Perth

By: Scott, Sir Walter

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Collins Clear Type Press:

Seller ID: 011078

Condition: Good


Glossy maroon pigskin leather on flexible board. Title page missing; In its place is a poem, Lake of the Woods, written by M. B. Leitch, Complaint Department. Previous owner's signature is Flora McDonald, Wapella, Sask. Minor scuffing to ends of spine and corners. 632 pp. with notes, plus catalog. (See two following listings from same previous owner). View more info

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Words to the Wise - and Others

By: Sherman, Ellen Burns

Price: $20.00

Publisher: N.Y., Henry Holt: 1907

Edition: First(Published November, 1907)

Seller ID: 001716

Condition: Very Good


Original dark green cloth with gilt lettering and design on boards. No DJ. Essays include Ruskin and At the End of the Rainbow. 293 pp. plus list of 116 American short-story writers. Foredges only stained. View more info