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Kidnapped; Being Memoirs of the Adventures of David Balfour in the Year 1751

By: Stevenson, Robert Louis

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: New York, Hurst & Company:

Seller ID: 009581

Condition: Very Good


Green cloth on boards with pastedown female portrait. Possibly the best known of the author's works. Previous owner's name, but no other writing or damage. Orphan, David, sets off to deliver a letter to his uncle, who is paranoid and anti-social. David discovers that his father was older than his uncle, which allows for David to receive an inheritance. Uncle Ebenezer arranges with a ship's captain to kidnap David and sell him into slavery. David escapes, but becomes entangled in political battles and serious illness. Eventually, he is able to return home and claim his inheritance. Caref... View more info

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The Works of Jonathan Swift, D.D., With Copious Notes and Additions, and A Memoir of the Author By Thomas Roscoe, Vol. VI Only

By: Swift, Jonathan (D.D.)

Price: $50.00 USD

Publisher: New York, P. O'Shea: 1865

Seller ID: 003203

Condition: Very Good Minus


Original dark green textured cloth over boards. Ex-library with none of the usual markings except a small red ink stamp on bottom of text block reading "SJRL-WD" (Saint John Regional Library - Withdrawn). One-inch break between front cover and top of hinge. Previous owner's name and purchase details on front free endpaper. Two small water stains on edge of textblock not affecting text. Sir Walter Scott wrote a tribute to Swift on the title page: "No author in the British language has enjoyed the extensive popularity of the celebrated Dean of St. Patrick's. The vivid and origi... View more info

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Critical and Miscellaneous Writings of T. Noon Talfourd; Bound with Critical and Miscellaneous Essays of James Stephen in One Volume(In One volume)

By: Talfourd, T. Noon

Price: $75.00 USD

Publisher: N.Y., D. Appleton and Co.: 1869

Edition: Third American Edition(Talfourd)

Seller ID: 002405

Condition: Very Good


Original dark green cloth with bright spine lettering on boards. Scarce volume of Victorian reviews and essays. Previous owners' names and one leaf-pressing stain, otherwise fine. Talfourd, 176 pp. Stephen, 158 pp. View more info

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Masterpieces

By: Thackeray, W. M.

Price: $25.00 USD

Publisher: Philadelphia, The Rodgers Company:

Seller ID: 003634

Condition: Fair


Original brown leather corner tips and backing on marbled boards. Approx. half of backstrip missing, with Scotch tape on balance.. 19 chapters, beginning with Shows How the Royal Family Sat Down to Breakfast, and ending with Ballads. Previous owner's name. Patterned endpapers. 253 pp. View more info

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The Newcomes

By: Thackeray, W. M.

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: London, Henry Frowde, Oxford U. Press:

Seller ID: 007038

Condition: Good


Original red leather on flexible boards. Leather separated from boards on both covers, so I glued them. Interior clean and sound. 1014 pp. View more info

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Men's Wives/The Book of Snobs

By: Thackeray, William Makepeace

Price: $150.00 USD

Publisher: N.Y., D. Appleton and Co.: 1870

Seller ID: 002275

Condition: Good Plus


Original royal blue blind-stamped cloth on boards. Both titles and author in gilt on spine only. A rare issue, with no others found. Men's Wives (274 pp.) is dated 1868, while The Book of Snobs (278 pp.) is dated 1870. Generally grubby and a little dampstained, but not marked except with previous owner's small, stylish name stamp, "Solomon Davis". The Book of Snobs is complete, containing the "political" chapters which were sometimes omitted. Several pages of ads complete the volume. View more info

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Day-Dreams of a Schoolmaster

By: Thompson, D'Arcy W.

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: London, George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd.: 1912

Edition: Reprint (Revised)

Seller ID: 004518

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Original maroon cloth with gold decoration and titles on boards. An arresting revision of the original volume. The present author has omitted Chapters XII to XV on the ground that they are "pedagogical", and thus (apparently) of little interest to most prospective readers. His own first impression, however, was that "I was on the border of a delectable country." Inscription. 254 pp. View more info

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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 Hobbit

By: Tolkien, J.R.R.

Price: $75.00 USD

Publisher: London, Folio Society: 1979

Edition: Sixth Printing 2002

Seller ID: 013061

Condition: As New


Decorated terracotta covers with gilt lettering and circular inset of a fire-breathing dragon. Appears to be unread - would make a lovely gift. Map endpapers. Illustrated with black and white drawings. 245 pp. Only fault on maroon slipcase is small area with sticker residue. This book is on consignment, so no discounts apply. 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

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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

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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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The Common Reader; First Series

By: Woolf, Virginia

Price: $35.00 USD

Publisher: London, The Hogarth Press: 1957

Edition: Ninth Impression

Seller ID: 004163

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Original green cloth on boards. DJ missing small piece head of spine, and tear at upper back corner. Previous owner's name, otherwise clean and unmarked. First published in 1925, it is an attempt to view literature with the eyes of the Common Reader who is neither scholar nor critic. From the first essay, The Common Reader, one is welcomed to the world of reading for its own sake. 305 pp. View more info