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image of REVIEW OF HISTORICAL PUBLICATIONS RELATING TO CANADA.  VOLUME XXI.  PUBLICATIONS OF THE YEAR 1916.

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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image of THE COLOPHON.  NEW GRAPHIC SERIES.  4 VOLUME SET plus COLOPHON-RELATED EPHEMERA.

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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Good+
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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 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
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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 SOUVENIR OF SHAKESPEARE'S MERCHANT OF VENICE. AS PRESENTED BY DAVID BELASCO AT THE LYCEUM THEATRE, NEW YORK, DECEMBER 21, 1922.

by Belasco, David. Inscribed By Belasco. (William Shakespeare.)

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Published
1923
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Good
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First Edition
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New York: Privately Printed / Thomsen Ellis Press, 1923. 173 pp, approx. 12" H, heavy card covers with attached beige paper jacket - title/author and David Belasco's "Bee" device printed on front cover in dark brown. Inscribed on front free endpaper: "Faithfully / David Belasco." then, below that: "To / George C. Atkins / January twenty-seven / 1930." 29 full… 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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Very Good+
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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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CANADIAN BOOK REVIEW ANNUAL 1975.

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

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Published
1976
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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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NZ$72.69

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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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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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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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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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BATH.

by Smith, R.A.L.

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Published
1945
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Second Edition, revised.
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London: B.T. Batsford, 1945. 118 pp, 8 3/4" H. Top edge red, pictorial/map endpapers. B&w and colour plates, b&w map. A look at the social, architectural and literary history of the English city of Bath. Contents: A Note on the Author; Foreword; Acknowledgment; Bath Panorama; Roman Bath; Medieval Bath; Tudor and Stuart Bath; The Bath of Beau… 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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image of PRICE GUIDE AND BIBLIOGRAPHIC CHECKLIST FOR CHILDREN'S & ILLUSTRATED BOOKS FOR THE YEARS 1880-1960.

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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Very Good
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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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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COMPANION TO NARNIA.

by Ford, Paul F. Foreword by Madeleine L'Engle.

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Published
1980
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Very Good
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First Edition
ISBN
9780062503404
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San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1980. 315 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w drawings, maps. "A complete, illustrated guide to the themes, characters, and events of C.S. Lewis's imaginary world." "Beginning anywhere - with a character, an object, an overview, a theme - readers can pursue a thread of inquiry as far as they wish with this simple-to-use,… Read more
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image of 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.

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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Capricorn Books
Published
1980
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Very Good
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First Edition
ISBN
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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image of A DEVIL AND A GOOD WOMAN, TOO:  THE LIVES OF JULIA PETERKIN.

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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Very Good
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First Edition
ISBN
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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Very Good+
Edition
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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