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The Lord of the Rings (Trilogy)

By: Tolkien, J.R.R.

Price: $250.00 USD

Publisher: London, Folio Society: 1977

Edition: Eighth Printing 2002

Seller ID: 013060

Condition: As New


Green decorative boards with gilt lettering, and different circular insets on each cover of this attractive 3-volume set. Books appear unread - would make a lovely gift. Map endpapers. Illustrated with black and white drawings. Only fault of maroon slipcase is residue from a small sticker. These books are heavy, and will require extra postage. They are on consignment, so discounts do not apply. Fellowship of the Ring - 459 pp. The Two Towers - 372 pp. The Return of the King - 487 pp. View more info

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The Silmarillion

By: Tolkien, J.R.R. (Edited By Christopher Tolkien)

Price: $100.00 USD

Publisher: London, Folio Society: 1997

Edition: Second Printing 2002

Seller ID: 013062

Condition: Very Good Plus


Decorated aquamarine covers with gilt lettering and circular inset of a flaming longboat. Appears to be unread - would make a lovely gift. Illustrated with black and white drawings. Foldout map at rear. 420 pp. Slipcase is slightly scratched and has a small area with sticker residue. This book is on consignment, so no discounts apply. View more info

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Orley Farm (Illustrated Pocket Classics)

By: Trollope, Anthony

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: London, Collins Clear-Type Press:

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 007694

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Original red cloth on boards. Gold title and decoration on spine. No writing or damage. Said to be Trollope's favourite novel, he criticizes it for revealing itself too early. It's all about inheritance, court fights, romance, risk of losing a house, forgery, and other jucy bits. 762 pp. View more info

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The Way We Live Now

By: Trollope, Anthony

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Peterborough, ON, Broadview Press: 2005

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 008507

Condition: As New


Original photo cover trade paperback. Bought new from university bookstore. A reprint of the 1875 work. 408 pp. View more info

Fathers and Children

By: Turgenieff, Ivan (Ivan Turgenev)

Price: $30.00 USD

Publisher: London, J.M. Dent & Co.: 1905

Seller ID: 013282

Condition: Good Plus


Olive cloth on boards with gilt lettering and decoration. Dampstain on back cover and affecting last eight leaves. Previous owner's lovely bookplate in the front. Remains of paper stuck to second front free endpaper. Foxing inside front and back covers. This is Volume VI of the Novels and Stories of Ivan Turgenieff, and was translated from Russian by Isabel F. Hapgood. 352 pp. View more info

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My First Library; A Selection of Forty-Five Standard Books Described and Exemplified

By: Turnbull, E. Lucia

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: London, Thomas Nelson and Sons, Ltd.: 1932

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 010838

Condition: Very Good


Blue cloth on boards. Previous owner's initials. No damage. The Teaching of English Series, No. 157. Descriptions of 45 popular titles from English literature, giving choice selections with a view to answering the question, "What is this book about ?" 298 pp. plus catalog. View more info

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Necessary Secrets; The Journals of Elizabeth Smart

By: Van Wart, Alice (Ed.)

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, Deneau: 1986

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 012620

ISBN: 0-88879-122-4

Condition: Very Good


Imagine your first novel being banned by your mother and Mackenzie King (By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept). This book centers on Smart's journal writing of the 30's and 40's. Laid in is a lengthy news clipping. 285 pp. View more info

Five Weeks in a Balloon

By: Verne, Jules

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: London, Glasgow, Manchester, and New York, George Routledge and Sons:

Seller ID: 013276

Condition: Good


Blue green hardcover with red and yellow lilies on the front with black lettering and decoration. Minor corner wear. Dampstain at top of rear cover. Pencil scribbles inside front cover and on rear free endpaper. Hinges starting. Small holes at bottoms of pages from 235 on (not affecting text). Gift inscription dated 1891. Previous owner's stamps. Part of Routledge's "Every Boy's Library". This adventure novel about African exploration was an instant hit when it was published, and allowed Verne to become financially independent. 249 pp. plus six pages of ads. View more info

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Complete Works of Voltaire; 50-1760-1

By: Voltaire

Price: $85.00 USD

Publisher: Oxford, Voltaire Foundation; Taylor Institution: 1986

Edition: First (No additional printings)

Seller ID: 010709

ISBN: 0-7294-0334-3

Condition: Very Good


White (blank) softcover. Part of the Complete Works. French and English. 542 pp. Heavy book will need extra postage. View more info

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The Ring of the Niblung; II, Siegfried and the Twilight of the Gods

By: Wagner, Richard

Price: $450.00 USD

Publisher: London/New York, William Heinemann/Doubleday Page: 1911

Seller ID: 004186

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Original tan cloth elaborately decorated and lettered in gold on boards. Translated into English by Margaret Armour. Formerly in a private school library, but card and date due slip left in to show that it was never circulated (These are attached inside the rear board, so easily removed). Six small library stamps on inside covers/endpapers, and a few at random throughout, not affecting either text or illustrations. ALL drawings present, flat, and protected by tissue guard. Front hinge is lightly cracked at title page, but sound and secure. Corners lightly bumped. A diamond rescued from th... View more info

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Harmer John; An Unworldly Story

By: Walpole, Hugh

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co., Ltd.: 1934

Edition: Cumberland Edition

Seller ID: 005240

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Original maroon cloth on blindstamped boards. Gold spine titles. A romantic novel set in Polchester, which town is the protagonist of the story, in the early Twentieth Century. Harmer John seems too good to be true. Book is heavily cocked. Previous owner's name. 485 pp. View more info

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The Compleat Angler

By: Walton, Izaac

Price: $1,000.00 USD

Publisher: London, George C. Harrap & Co. Ltd.: 1931

Edition: Limited to 775 Copies

Inscription: Signed By Arthur Rackham

Seller ID: 013066

Condition: Very Good Minus


Cream publisher's vellum with gilt titles and small gilt fish on somewhat grubby spine. No slipcase. Top edges gilt. Rough-cut edges, with several uncut leaves. #92 of a limited edition of 775 copies, signed by the artist. 12 lovely colour plates with captioned tissue guards. Introduction by Henry Williamson. A discussion among a fisherman, a hunter, and a falconer proceeds to the hunter's being invited for a fishing trip, with the rest of the work devoted to an essay on fishing. I call it Literature. Some call it Philosophy. First published in 1653. 224 pp. This book is on consign... View more info

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Literature and Life

By: Whipple, Edwin P.

Price: $50.00 USD

Publisher: Boston, Houghton, Mifflin, and Company: 1882

Edition: Enlarged Edition

Seller ID: 008689

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Original green cloth on boards. Christmas gift note and date (1882). Bookplate of Darrel Abel, who was a writer and professor at Purdue University for thirty years. A few brief underlines and marginal notes. Authors in Their Relations to Life, Novels and Novelists (Charles Dickens), Wit and Humor, The Ludicrous Side of Life, Genius, Intellectual Health and Disease, Use and Misuse of Words, Wordsworth, Bryant, Stupid Conservatism and Malignant Reform. 344 pp. Use and Misuse of Words is a critique of Roget's Thesaurus. View more info

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A Room Of One's Own

By: Woolf, Virginia

Price: $100.00 USD

Publisher: London, Leonard/Virginia Woolf at Hogarth Press: 1929

Edition: Third Impression

Seller ID: 012278

Condition: Good Plus


Light brown cloth on boards. McMaster University library copy donated by Cyrus Eaton (library bookplate dated November, 1930 ). Gutter crack Pp. 160-161 which I would glue if it were mine. Some light pencil notations in margins. Odor-free. 172 pp. View more info

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The Dram Shop; (L'Assommoir)

By: Zola, Emille

Price: $25.00 USD

Publisher: London, Chatto and Windus: 1902

Edition: Sole Authorized English Version

Seller ID: 011187

Condition: Fair to Good


Black cloth on boards. Front hinge cracked and glued. Text block aging. Edited by Ernest A. Vizetelly. First printed in 1877, it seems to bear witness to the overwhelming power of strong drink. Very convincing ! 410 pp. View more info