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CANADIANA 1950 & 1951.

by National Library of Canada / Bibliotheque Nationale du Canada. Jean Lunn, Editor.

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1962
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Ottawa: National Library of Canada / Bibliotheque Nationale du Canada , 1962. 258 pp + 88 pp (Index), 11" H. A catalogue of publications released in 1950/51 of Canadian interest, excluding federal publications. Listings are arranged under the headings: Bibliography, Librarianship / Philosophy, Psychology, Religion / Banking Insurance; Citizenship, Immigration, Nationalities; Economics, Commerce; Law; Military science; Politcs, World affairs;… Read more
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REVIEW OF HISTORICAL PUBLICATIONS RELATING TO CANADA. VOLUME XXI. PUBLICATIONS OF THE YEAR 1916.

by Wrong, George M.; Langton, H.H.; Wallace, W. Stewart.

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Published
1917
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Toronto: University of Toronto / Glasgow, Brook , 1917. 192 pp, 9 13/16" H. Dark brown cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Reviews by three noted Canadian historians of publications produced in 1916 relating to Canada, gathered under the section headings: The Relations of Canada to the Empire; The History of Canada; Provincial and Local History (Newfoundland and the… Read more
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Ottawa: Department of Industry, Trade and Commerce / Canadian Book publishers' Council , 1971. 9 3/4" H plastic binder, containing self-addressed, self-sealing order form pad and two 9 1/4" H booklets - Books from Canada: English Language and Books from Canada: French Language. The binder was prepared for the 16th USA International Book Exhibition in conjunction with the 90th… Read more
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A SORT OF LIFE.

by Greene, Graham.

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Published
1971
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First Edition
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9780370003276
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London: The Bodley Head, 1971. 216 pp, 8" H. "Graham Greene writes: 'An autobiography is only 'a sort of life' - it contains less errors of fact thatn a biography, but it is of necessity even more selective: it begins later and it ends prematurely. If one cannot close a book of memories on the deathbed, any conclusion must… Read more
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THE COLOPHON. NEW GRAPHIC SERIES. 4 VOLUME SET plus COLOPHON-RELATED EPHEMERA.

by Adams, Frederick B., Jr. et al, editors. (John Carter, George Goodspeed, Rollo Silver, George L. McKay, Leo M. Alpert, Jean Hersholt, Frank J. Hynes, Carolyn Wells, Lawrence Clark-Powell, Frederic Dorr Steele, Wallace Worth, Cedric Larson, et. al.)

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Published
1939
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First Edition (remainder mark).
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New York: Pynson Printers, 1939. The four volumes of the "New Graphic Series" of the Colophon, 10 5/8" H, pictorial front boards/spines - lacking the original glassine dust jackets. No. 1 - March 1939, 115 pp, with linoleum cut by Hans Alexander Mueller, wood engraving by Emil Ganso and additional illustration by George Cruikshank & Edward A. Wilson, plus… Read more
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THE ULTIMATE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF FANTASY: THE DEFINITIVE ILLUSTRATED GUIDE.

by Pringle, David, ed. Terry Pratchett, foreword.

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Published
1998
Condition
Fine
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First Edition
ISBN
9781858683737
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London: Carlton, 1998. 256 pp, 11 1/4" H. Colour and b&w photographs, reproductions. Contents: Foreword; Introduction; Types of Fantasy; Fantasy Cinema; Television Fantasy; Who's Who of Fantasy; A-Z of Fantasy Characters & Entities; Fantasy Games; Fantasy Worlds; Fantasy Magazines; Glossary; Index. "(A)n extensive survey of the whole genre." Book is Fine. Dust jacket has… Read more
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THE WOMEN OF THE COUSINS' WAR: THE DUCHESS, THE QUEEN, AND THE KING'S MOTHER.

by Gregory, Philippa / Baldwin, David / Jones, Michael.

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Published
2011
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Very Good
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First Edition
ISBN
9781451629545
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New York: Touchstone / Simon & Schuster , 2011. 342 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w maps, genealogical charts, etc. Colour plates. "Philippa Gregory and her fellow historians descibe the extraordinary lives of the heroines of her Cousins' War books: Jacquetta, Duchess of Bedford; Elizabeth Woodville, wife of Edward IV; and Margaret Beaufort, mother of Henry VII. In… Read more
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A POUND OF PAPER: CONFESSIONS OF A BOOK ADDICT.

by Baxter, John.

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Published
2002
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Second Printing
ISBN
9780385603683
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London: Doubleday, 2002. 417 pp, 7 1/4" H. Integral red ribbon bookmark, pictorial endpapers. In the 1950s, at the age of eleven, John Baxter "collected his first book - 'The Poems of Rupert Brooke'. He'd read the volume often, but now he had to own it. This was the beginning of what would become a major collection and… Read more
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THE ONE I KNEW THE BEST OF ALL. (A MEMORY OF THE MIND OF A CHILD.)

by Burnett, F.H., Mrs. (Frances Hodgson Burnett.)

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London: Frederick Warne 292 pp, 8" H. Brick-coloured boards with gilt & black lettering, color illustration on spine, black lettering, black and color illustrations on front board. Yellow 'crackle' patterned endpapers, b&w illustrations. Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849-1924), author of 'Little Lord Fauntleroy', 'Sara Crewe', 'A Little Princess' and 'The Secret Garden', here recounts the story of her youth. Calling… Read more
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ROY VERNON SOWERS: A LIFE IN RARE BOOKS.

by Mason, Roger Burford. (Roy Vernon Sowers.)

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Published
1997
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Very Good+
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First Edition
ISBN
9780968166048
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Toronto: Subway Books, 1997. 93 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). One of the trade edition of 950 copies. B&w illustrations. "A Canadian whose first shop, in the mid-1920s, was a mecca for Toronto collectors and writers, Sowers later settled in Southern California. There he dealt rarities to the emerging carriage trade and subsequently worked at the famous… Read more
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CANADIAN BOOK REVIEW ANNUAL 1975.

by Tudor, Dean; Tudor, Nancy; Biesenthal, Linda, editors.

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Published
1976
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Very Good
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Toronto: Peter Martin, 1976. 304 pp, 10" H, orange cloth with black lettering/banding on spine and front board. Section headings: Reference Materials; Humanities and Applied Arts; Literature; Social Sciences; Science and Technology; Indexes (Author Index / Title Index / Subject Index). Three tiny corner bumps, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket - (as issued).… Read more
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BIBLIOGRAPHY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE. VOLUME FIVE (5): WASHINGTON IRVING TO HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW.

by Blanck, Jacob, compiler.

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Published
1969
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Very Good+
Edition
Fourth Printing
ISBN
9780300010992
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New Haven: Yale University Press, 1969. (xxvi), 643 pp, 10 1/4" H. Black cloth with red title block/gilt lettering and crest on spine. B&w illustrations. Contents: Authors in Volume Five; Illustrations; Acknowledgements; General References; Principal Periodicals Consulted; Location Symbols; Bibliography of American Literature; Initials, Pseudonyms, and Anonyms. Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine.. Fourth Printing .… Read more
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MANY LIVES - ONE LOVE.

by Butcher, Fanny.

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Published
1972
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First Edition
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New York: Harper & Row, 1972. 463 pp, 8 5/8" H. Signed: "Fanny Butcher" on front free endpaper. B&w photographs. "This is the extraordinary memoir of the lifelong passion - and the multiple friendships - of one of the outstanding women of (the twentieth century), who has lived her life to the full in the heart of the Midwest and… Read more
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LIFE AND GENIUS OF ARIOSTO.

by Nicholson, J. Shield.

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Published
1914
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First Edition
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London: Macmillan, 1914. 125 pp, 8" H. Red cloth with gilt lettering on spine. A short biography and literary criticism of the Italian Renaissance poet, Lodovico Ariosto, author of "Orlando Furioso". Contents: Annotated Bibliography; The House of Este and the Court of Ferrara; Family Relations; The Poet and the Cardinal; The Poet and the Duke; Death and… Read more
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HARMFUL AND UNDESIRABLE: BOOK CENSORSHIP IN NAZI GERMANY.

by Lewy, Guenter.

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Published
2016
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Near Fine
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Second Printing
ISBN
9780190275280
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New York: Oxford University Press, 2016. 268 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w illustrations. "Like every totalitarian regime, Nazi Germany tried to control intellectual freedom by censoring books. Between 1933 and 1945, the Hitler regime orchestrated a massive campaign to take control of all forms of communication. In 1933, there were 90 book burnings in 70 German cities. Indeed,… Read more
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TALKS ON BOOK-COLLECTING. DELIVERED UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF THE ANTIQUARIAN BOOKSELLERS' ASSOCIATION.

by Muir, P.H., Editor. P.H. Muir, E.P. Goldschmidt, Simon Nowell-Smith, John Carter, Howard M. Nixon, Ifan Kyrle-Fletcher & Ernest Weil.

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Published
1952
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First Edition
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London: Cassell, 1952. 105 pp, 9 3/4" H. B&w plates. Contents: Preface; The Nature and Scope of Book-Collecting, by P.H. Muir; The Period Before Printing, by E.P. Goldschmidt; The Language of Book-Collecting, by Simon Nowell-Smith; Fashions in Book-Collecting, by John Carter; Binding and Binders, by Howard M. Nixon; Milestones of Civilization, by Ernest Weil; The Theatre for Collectors,… Read more
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BOOK ILLUSTRATORS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY.

by Peppin, Brigid and Micklethwait, Lucy.

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Published
1984
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Very Good
Edition
First American Edition
ISBN
9780668056700
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New York: Arco, 1984. 336 pp, 10 3/4" H. Profusely illustrated in b&w. "A comprehensive reference work of twentieth-century book illustration, this dictionary covers over eight hundred illustrators whose work was first published in Britain. The entries are arranged alphabetically, and each includes biographical information, a brief discussion of subjects and style, lists of periodicals to which the artist… Read more
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PRICE GUIDE AND BIBLIOGRAPHIC CHECKLIST FOR CHILDREN'S & ILLUSTRATED BOOKS FOR THE YEARS 1880-1960.

by Baumgarten, E. Lee, compiler.

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Published
1996
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ISBN
9780964728509
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Martinsburg, WV: E.Lee baumgarten Books, 1996. 8 pp "Introduction", followed by three separately paged sections - 145 pp "Author-Sorted Index / 145 pp "Illustrator- Sorted Index" / 63 pp "Title Cross-Reference". Teal cloth with gilt lettering on spine, gilt lettering and borders on front cover, 11 1/4" H. "The data file for the 1996 edition contains exactly 10,405… Read more
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E. NESBIT: A BIOGRAPHY. REVISED WITH NEW MATERIAL.

by Moore, Doris Langley.

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Published
1966
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Philadelphia: Chilton Books, 1966. 313 pp, 8 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "Publication of this first biography ever written about E. Nesbit (1858-1924), whose books for children have delighted readers young and old, is a literary event of major importance. Mrs. Langley Moore has written a new introduction to the present edition, telling a number of things that had… Read more
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MISCELLANEOUS ESSAYS. VOLUME I and VOLUME II. 2 VOLUME SET.

by Macaulay, Lord. (Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1800-1859.)

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London: Collins Clear-Type Press 457 pp, 440pp - 2 volume set, 16mo (6 1/8" H), thin burgundy leather over card covers/spines - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt. Burgundy endpapers, sepiatone frontispieces, decorated title pages. **No dustjackets or slipcases.** A collection of essays & reviews by the British author, historian & politician, Lord Macaulay. Contents:… Read more
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