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REPROBATES: THE CAVALIERS OF THE ENGLISH CIVIL WAR.

by Stubbs, John.

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2011
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First American Edition
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9780393068801
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New York: W.W. Norton, 2011. 549 pp, 9 1/2" H. "With conflict between the monarchy and Parliament threatening to explode, a group of courtiers and army officers known as the Cavaliers emerged to defend the king. They were jeeringly labeled 'Cavaliers' - then a term for a gallant or a rogue - by their opponents on the streets of… 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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LEADING LADIES - CANADA - 1639-1967.

by Bannerman, Jean.

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Published
1967
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First Edition
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Dundas, Ontario: Privately Published, 1967. 332 pp, 9 1/4" H - deep red cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front board. The limitation page of this copy states "deluxe edition", but does not have a number filled in and is not signed. B&w photographs, reproductions. "(P)resents to readers many new and fascinating inisghts into the characters and… 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
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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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LAVENGRO: THE SCHOLAR, THE GYPSY, THE PRIEST.

by Borrow, George.

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Published
1914
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Very Good-
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London: T.N. Foulis, 1914. 655 pp + (6) pp of publisher's advertising, 8 1/2" H. Green buckram with gilt lettering on spine and front board, top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed, many pages as yet unopened. 12 tipped in colour plates (including frontispiece) with captions & guards - all present, clean & bright. George Borrow's "autobiographical novel" takes… 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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THE POETICAL WORKS OF WILLIAM WORDSWORTH. A NEW EDITION IN FOUR VOLUMES. (DECORATIVE BINDINGS.)

by Wordsworth, William.

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Published
1832
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Paternoster-Row, (London): Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, & Longman, 1832. 343 pp, 377 pp, 358 pp, 357 pp - 4 volume set, 6 1/8" H, leather spines (with gilt lettering and gilt and blindstamped decoration), leather corners, marbled-paper covered boards, speckled decoration to text block edges. Peach coloured endpapers with previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown of each volume… Read more
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THE COLLECTED POEMS OF RUPERT BROOKE: WITH A MEMOIR. RIVIERE & SON BINDING.

by (Brooke, Rupert.) Memoir by E. Marsh.

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Published
1926
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Fifteenth Impression.
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London: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1926. clix (Memoir), 160 pp, 7 1/8" H. Riviere & Son binding (stamped on verso of free front endpaper) - blue leather spine/corners, marbled paper-covered boards, five raised bands on spine with gilt lettering and decoration, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers.Two tissue-covered b&w portraits. Rupert Brooke (1887-1915) is best known for his war sonnets, particularly… Read more
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MANY LIVES - ONE LOVE.

by Butcher, Fanny.

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Published
1972
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Very Good
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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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THE SCARLET TREE. BEING THE SECOND VOLUME OF LEFT HAND, RIGHT HAND! AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY.

by Sitwell, Osbert.

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Published
1946
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First Edition
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London: Macmillan, 1946. 319 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w photographs + b&w reproductions of paintings by John Piper. The second volume of Sir Osbert Sitwell's autobiography "carries the life of the author on from his eighth to his eighteenth year, (with) a constant broadening and enrichment of the story in the development of his own experience and interests, in… 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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MY HISTORY: A MEMOIR OF GROWING UP.

by Fraser, Antonia.

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Published
2015
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Very Good
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First Canadian Edition
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9780385685177
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Doubleday Canada, 2015. 268 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs. "Born Antonia Pakenham (in 1932), the eldest of eight children of the future Lord and Lady Longford, her childhood was spent in Oxford, where her father was a don at Christ Church. Evacuation at the beginning of the war to a romantic Elizabethan manor house nearby was an… Read more
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THOMAS CHANDLER HALIBURTON. MAKERS OF CANADIAN LITERATURE SERIES.

by Logan, John Daniel. (Thomas Chandler Haliburton.)

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Toronto: Ryerson Press 176 pp, 16mo (6 5/8" H), hard cover in dark blue cloth with gold lettering/decoration on spine, blindstamped border and facsimile signature on front board. Decorated title page and b&w portrait. Contents: Biographical; Anthology; Appreciation; Bibliography; Index. The Anthology section contains selections from 'The Clockmaker', 'The Old Judge', 'Sam Slick', 'The Attache', etc. Light edge wear,… 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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THE COLOPHON: A QUARTERLY FOR BOOKMEN. NEW SERIES - VOLUME 1, NUMBER 1: SUMMER 1935, NUMBER 2: AUTUMN 1935, NUMBER 3: WINTER 1936 & NUMBER 4: SPRING 1936 - 4 BOOKS IN TOTAL.

by Anderson, Sherwood; Cohn, Louis Henry; Carter, John; Coleman, Carroll D.; Jackson, William Alexander; Newton, A. Edward; Adams, Frederick B., Jr.; Rockwell, Norman; Kent, Rockwell; Winterich, John T., et al.

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Published
1935
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New York: Pynson Printers, 1935. 4 volumes, consecutively paged - No. 1, pp.1-160 / No. 2, pp.161-316 / No. 3, pp.317-480 / No. 4, pp.481-644, 9 1/2" H. Cream-coloured, paper-covered boards with series decoration on front boards, varying in colour (teal, pink, blue, beige). Some b&w illustrations. Articles of interest to bibliophiles, including: America's First Bibles, by… Read more
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AMERICAN NOVELISTS SINCE WORLD WAR II. SECOND SERIES. DICTIONARY OF LITERARY BIOGRAPHY, VOLUME SIX.

by Kibler, James, E., Jr., editor. Foreword by william Targ.

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Published
1980
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Very Good
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First Edition
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9780810309081
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Detroit: Gale Research, 1980. 404 pp, 11 1/4" H. Medium blue boards with dark blue title blocks/gilt lettering on spine and front board. Pictorial endpapers, b&w photographs, reproductions (including some signatures). Includes the Cumulative Index Volumes 1-6. The seventy entries in this book supplement "American Novelists Since World War II, First Series', further documenting the growth of… Read more
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A DEVIL AND A GOOD WOMAN, TOO: THE LIVES OF JULIA PETERKIN.

by Williams, Susan Millar. (Julia Peterkin.)

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Published
1997
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First Edition
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9780820319124
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Athens, Georgia: University of Georgia Press, 1997. 343 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs. "Julia Peterkin revolutionized American literature by writing seriously about the lives of plain black farming people. In five bold, lyrical books she pushed the bounds of realism to earn the startled praise of such intellecturals and literary artists as W.E.B. Du Bois and Langston… Read more
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THE SCHOOL OF FEMININITY. A BOOK FOR AND ABOUT WOMEN AS THEY ARE INTERPRETED THROUGH FEMININE WRITERS OF YESTERDAY AND TODAY.

by Greene, Margaret Lawrence.

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Published
1972
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First Canadian Edition
ISBN
9780773700079
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Toronto: Musson, 1972. 382 pp, 8 3/4" H. 6 b&w illustrations. "As provocative and challenging as when it was first published in 1936, (this book) traces the development of female thought as reflected by the creative imagination of writers from Mary Wollstonecraft and Jane Austen to Pearl Buck and Virginia Woolf. With superb balance of reason and passion,… Read more
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HART CRANE: AN ANNOTATED CRITICAL BIBLIOGRAPHY.

by Schwartz, Joseph. (Hart Crane.)

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Published
1970
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First Edition
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New York: David Lewis, 1970. 276 pp, 8 7/8" H. "Many distinguished scholars and critics are in substantial agreement that Hart Crane is one of the most important American poets of the first half of the twentieth century, ranking along with T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Wallace Stevens, and Robert Frost. Professor Schwartz has included in his bibliography not… Read more
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