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A Second Round of Tales

By: Henry, N./ Treble, H.A. (Eds.)

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1930

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 006600

Condition: Very Good


Original green cloth on boards. Previous owner's name label inside cover. Clean and sound all around. Legend of the Two Discreet Statues (Irving); Spectre of Tappington (Barham); Mr. Higginbotham's Catastrophe (Hawthorne); Purloined Letter (Poe); Sexton's Hero (Gaskell); Legend of Monte Del Diablo (Harte); Horseman in the Sky (Bierce); That Little Square Box (Doyle); Tower of Treason (Chesterton);Two Householders (Quiller-Couch); In Borrowed Plumes (Jacobs). 192 pp. View more info

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Wives / The Henpecked Man

By: Irving, Washington / Steele, Sir Richard

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, Macmillan & Co., Ltd.: 1909

Seller ID: 005892

Condition: Fair to Good


Original tan paper boards. Three tipped-in colour drawings by the man known as "the dog artist." Paper spine cracked, but hinges holding well. 30 pp. View more info

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Tales from the Wise Men of Israel

By: Ish-Kishor, Judith

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: Philadelphia, J.B. Lippincott Company: 1962

Edition: First Edition Stated

Seller ID: 009107

Condition: Very Good


Original red cloth on boards. DJ price-clipped. No writing. King Solomon's Ring, Why Moses Stammered, In the Path of Alexander, A Problem for Maimonides, and The Rabbi Was Late for Kol Nidrei are only a few of the stories which "teach and reveal a rich, wise, old and varied way of life." - DJ flap. 219 pp. with Glossary. View more info

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Actions and Reactions

By: Kipling, Rudyard

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, Page, and Co.: 1916

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012515

Condition: Good Plus


Soft, red full leather on flexible boards has one cover scratch and some edge wear. I still get inquiries about the swastika ! Top edges gilt. 324 pp. 16 short stories. View more info

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Plain Tales from the Hills

By: Kipling, Rudyard

Price: $25.00 USD

Publisher: New York, Doubleday & McClure Co.: 1899

Seller ID: 012958

Condition: Good Plus


Early edition of an early book. I read the first story, Lispeth, yesterday, and wondered how and why Kipling is so widely known. I had never read any of his work before. Today I read the same story again and felt "involved" in it to the extent that I wanted to punish her family and "friends" for their treatment of her. Book is from a Sunday School library. Hinges lightly cracked but holding together well. 310 pp. View more info

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The Golden Book Magazine; Vol. VI, No. 31, July 1927

By: Lanier, Henry Wysham (Ed.)

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: N.Y., Review of Reviews Corp.: 1927

Seller ID: 006831

Condition: Good Plus


Original softcover magazine. Cover art by Amy Hogeboom. Cover front edge worn. Tear to foot of spine glued. Wister, Herbert Jenkins, and many other authors. 144 pp. of stories plus approx.50 pp. ads including colour ads for Camel and Lucky Strike. View more info

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Mother Stories

By: Lindsay, Maud

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: London, George G. Harrap & Company, Ltd.: 1928

Edition: Sixth Impression

Seller ID: 006913

Condition: Very Good


Original grey-green composition on boards. Previous owner's name in pencil. Based on Froebel's "Mother Play." Friedrich Froebel is credited with the origin of kindergartens after his experiments with teaching children outdoors in the 1840's. 192 pp. View more info

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The Many Deaths of George Robertson

By: Little, George

Price: $40.00 USD

Publisher: Fredericton, N.B., Goose Lane Editions: 1990

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Inscription: Inscribed and Signed By Author

Seller ID: 004441

ISBN: 0864921241

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Original colour pictorial trade paperback. Foreword by Ed Broadbent. The author is former leader of the New Democratic Party in New Brunswick, teacher at Simonds High School in Saint John, N.B., and author of several poems and essays. Inscribed and signed by the author. 137 pp. View more info

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Love of Life and Other Stories

By: London, Jack

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: London, The Review of Reviews Company/ Macmillan: 1912

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 008076

Condition: Very Good


Original dark blue cloth on boards. No writing or damage. Other stories are A Day's Lodging, The White Man's Way, The Story of Keesh, The Unexpected, Brown Wolf, The Sun-Dog Trail, and Negore, the Coward. 265 pp. View more info

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Baby Grand

By: Long, John Luther

Price: $30.00 USD

Publisher: Boston, Richard G. Badger: 1912

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 004531

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Original pictorial blue cloth on boards. Mottled fading to covers. No writing and no other damage. A groups of short stories: Baby Grand; Tom, Dick, and Harry; Dull Jim; Dolly Jack; and The Little Lady Who Wouldn't Spoil Christmas. 197 pp. View more info

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The Woman Clothed with the Sun and Other Stories

By: Lucas, F.L.

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012509

Condition: Very Good


F.L. Lucas (1894-1967) is known as having a powerful style of writing. This book contains ten stories, one of which lends its title to the book. Others are : The Hydra; A Christmas in Padua; Madame de Malitourn's Cold; Glory; The Last Flight of Vincenzo de Amicis; The Roman Road; The Trinity; The Dictator; and The Last Act. 343 pp. Rust cloth on boards. No writing or damage to book. DJ spine torn nearly full length and one panel separated. 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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The Lost Salt Gift of Blood

By: MacLeod, Alistair

Price: $350.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart: 1976

Edition: First

Seller ID: 004677

ISBN: 0771055749

Condition: Very Good


Original tan tweedy cloth on boards. DJ not clipped, but light chipping along head. No writing and no other damage. The first full-length book by this author, comprised of seven stories: In the Fall, The Vastness of the Dark, The Lost Salt Gift of Blood, The Return, The Golden Gift of Grey, The Boat, and The Road to Rankin's Point. 187 pp. NOTE: Since this book is on consignment, the usual 20 per cent discount to booksellers does not apply. View more info

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The Complete Short Stories; Two Volume Set

By: Maugham, W. Somerset

Price: $40.00 USD

Publisher: Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1953

Seller ID: 010179

Condition: Good to Very Good


Grey cloth on boards. Vol. I, East and West, has one cracked hinge (glued). Very clean, with no other damage and no writing. Vol. I has 30 stories and 955 pp. Vol. 2, The World Over, has 61 stories and 681 pp., with no damage and no writing. Heavy books will require extra postage. View more info

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The Day of the Dog, The Flyers, The Purple Parasol, Her Weight in Gold (and The Maid and the Blade)

By: McCutcheon, George Barr

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: N.Y., Charles Scribner's Sons: 1916

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 005106

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Original bright red cloth on boards. Title page lists only the first four stories. Writing on first free endpaper. 267 pp. View more info

Among the Shadows - Tales From the Darker Side

By: Montgomery, L.M./Wilmshurst, Rea (Ed.)

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart Inc.: 1990

Seller ID: 013222

ISBN: 0-7710-6155-2

Condition: Very Good Plus


Original dark blue cloth with blue-grey dustjacket with pink and white lettering and vignette of a young woman in a graveyard. Previous owner's bookplate. Nineteen short stories with "dark" themes, some criminal, others supernatural. This would make a lovely gift for a Montgomery collector. 310 pp. View more info

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Alice Munro's Best; Selected Stories

By: Munro, Alice

Price: $30.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland and Stewart, Limited: 2006

Edition: First Canadian Edition

Seller ID: 010962

ISBN: 978-0-7710-6520

Condition: Near Fine


Black cloth on boards. A selection by Margaret Atwood of Alice Munro's best stories, in the order in which they were written. 509 pp. View more info

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The Progress of Love

By: Munro, Alice

Price: $125.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland and Stewart: 1986

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 012634

ISBN: 077106666X

Condition: Very Good


Beige composition boards backed in green composition. Two short corner fold tears in DJ. Signed by the author on title page. Eleven short stories. 309 pp. View more info

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Something I've Been Meaning to Tell You; 13 Short Stories

By: Munro, Alice

Price: $40.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, McGraw-Hill Ryerson Ltd.: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012868

ISBN: 0070777608

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


Blue cloth on boards. DJ chipped head and foot, with one short edge tear. Previous owner's name in light pencil. Thirteen short stories including "How I Met My Husband" and "Forgiveness in Families." All the characters in this book are fictitious. 246 pp. View more info

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Who Do You Think You Are ?

By: Munro, Alice

Price: $75.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, Macmillan of Canada, Ltd.: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012873

ISBN: 0770517129

Condition: Very Good


Green cloth on boards, perfect bound. Her fourth book, comprised of ten loosely-connected stories featuring a litany of "lovers"(losers) . Ralph Gillespie was an exception. 206 pp. View more info