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image of SELECTED TALES OF GUY DE MAUPASSANT / SELECTED TALES OF BRET HARTE / STRENGTH FOR EACH DAY: A THOUGHT FOR EVERY DAY IN THE YEAR. SELECTED FROM THE BOOK OF PROVERBS.  3 GREYSTONE PRESS BOOKS.

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New York: Greystone Press / Castle Books, 1951. 3 volumes published by the Greystone Press, 5 3/4" H. Imitation leather spines with gilt lettering & decoration, marbled boards, matching coloured title blocks on front boards with gilt lettering. The two 'Selected Tales' volumes have b&w illustrations by Edgard Cirlin. 'Strength for Each Day' has b&w decorative border to each… Read more
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THE MANTICORE.

by Davies, Robertson.

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Published
1972
Condition
Very Good-
Edition
First Canadian Edition
ISBN
9780770508913
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NZ$21.68

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Toronto: Macmillan of Canada, 1972. 280 pp, 8 3/4" H. First Canadian edition in second state dust jacket - with "7330" printed at bottom of rear panel. The second volume of 'The Deptford Trilogy'. "(C)ombines a gripping plot, penetrating psychological and social insight, memorable characters, and a resonant, compelling literary style which is uniquely Robertson Davies'." Light… Read more
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ESSAYES OF MONTAIGNE. 2 VOLUME SET.

by (Michel De Montaigne.) Translated by John Florio. Edited by Justin Huntly M'Carthy.

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Published
1891
Condition
Good
Edition
Third Thousand.
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NZ$36.14

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London: David Stott, 1891. 400 pp, 400 pp, 4 5/8" H - 2 volume set. Turquoise blue cloth with dark blue floral pattern (repeated in green on endpapers), medium brown spines with gilt lettering, small orange peacock device (faded) in black border on each spine, similar squares with "The Stott Library" on front/rear boards. Each volume has a tissue-covered frontispiece… Read more
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THE POETICAL WORKS OF SIR WALTER SCOTT, BARONET. IN ELEVEN VOLUMES. (COMPLETE.)

by Scott, Walter, Sir.

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Published
1830
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Very Good-
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Edinburgh / London: Cadell / Simpkin and Marshall, 1830. Eleven volumes, 8vo (8 5/8" H), bound in dark green leather with blindstamped borders. Spines have 5 raised bands with title and volume number in gilt, all textblock edges gilt, gilt dentelle edges to inside of covers. Armorial bookplate on front pastedown of each volume: Matthew Liddell / Constans et Fidelis.… Read more
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DAYS WITH SIR ROGER DE COVERLEY.

by (Addison, Joseph.)

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Published
1886
Condition
Good
Edition
First Edition
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London: Macmillan, 1886. 82 pp, 8 3/8" H. Dark blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine, gilt lettering and illustration on front board. All edges gilt. Dark brown endpaper, many charming b&w illustration, including tissue-covered frontispiece - all present. The first appearance in book form - previously published in The Spectator. Contents: Sir Roger's Family; Mr. William Wimble; The… Read more
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COLLECTED STORIES. INCLUDING MAY WE BORROW YOUR HUSBAND? A SENSE OF REALITY. TWENTY-ONE STORIES. THE COLLECTED EDITION.

by Greene, Graham.

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Published
1972
Condition
Very Good -
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780370014715
Item Price
NZ$108.42

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London: The Bodley Head / William Heinemann , 1972. 562 pp, 7 3/4" H. Heinemann SBN 434305618. "The following three stories in this collection are published in book form for the the first time: The Blessing, Church Militant, Dear Dr Falkenheim." "Looking over these stories now which stretch in time from 1929 to the eve of the 1970's… Read more
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THE LIGHT THAT FAILED.

by Kipling, Rudyard.

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Published
1897
Condition
Very Good
Edition
Reprint.
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London: Macmillan, 1897. 339 pp, 7 11/16" H. Leather spine and corners, marbled paper-covered boards. Five raised bands, two maroon leather labels, gilt lettering, banding on spine. Top edge gilt, integral ribbon bookmark. Marbled endpapers. Dick Heldar experiences an unhappy childhood but finds success as an artist for London newspaper during the Sudan campaign. When he returns to England,… Read more
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THE PRINCESS ELIZABETH GIFT BOOK. IN AID OF THE PRINCESS ELIZABETH OF YORK HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN.

by Barrie, J.M.; Kipling, Rudyard; Young, Francis Brett; Chesterton, G.K.; Uncle Dick (B.J. Lamb); Blackwood, Algernon; Struther, Jan; Tourtel, Mary; Bagnold, Enid; Davies, W.H; Hilton, James; Mackenzie, Compton; Asquith, Herbert; de la Mare, Walter; et al.

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Published
1935
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1935. 224 pp, 10" H. No date, but c1935. White cloth with blue lettering/decoration & silver crown and capital 'E' on spine and front board. Endpaper and title page decorations by Rex Whistler. B&w double page spread of some of the authors/artists as children, colour plates including 2 double spreads of Mickey Mouse… Read more
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READY-MONEY MORITBOY.

by Besant and Rice. (Walter Besant and James Rice.)

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London: Collins Clear-Type Press 439 pp + list of 'Collins' Illustrated Pocket Classics', 16mo (6 1/8" H), thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt - in slipcase. Burgundy endpapers, b&w plates, including frontispiece, decorated title page. Very light toning in margins of pages, very light browning to fore-edge and bottom… Read more
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HOPE SPRINGS ETERNAL.

by Phillips, Edward. Inscribed.

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Published
1988
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780771069901
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Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1988. 253 pp, 8 3/4" H. Inscribed on title page: "For R___ and N___ - Who opened the show - With thanks and good thoughts / Ted / 11/11/88". "Harold Adams, widower and retired businessman, is about to turn sixty-five. He is grouchy and he smokes too much. Just when he thinks life holds… Read more
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FAST FAST FAST RELIEF.

by Berton, Pierre.

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Published
1962
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1962. 185 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w cartoons. "This is Berton at his best: witty, opinionated, penetrating, and informative - the qualities that have made him Canada's best known and most widely read daily columnist." Chapter headings: All My Own Work; Five Dilemmas of Our Time; The Canadian Way of Life; The Writing Game: 1… Read more
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THISTLEDOWN: A BOOK OF SCOTCH HUMOUR, CHARACTER, FOLK-LORE, STORY & ANECDOTE.

by Ford, Robert.

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Very Good-
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Toronto: Bell & Cockburn 463 pp, 8 1/4" H. No date, c1913. Medium brown cloth with gilt lettering on spine, gilt lettering & decoration on front board, top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. 16 illustrations - 8 tissue-covered tipped in colour plates on heavy stock with captions plus 8 b&w plates - all present. Chapter headings:… Read more
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A KENTUCKY CARDINAL and AFTERMATH. NEW EDITION REVISED WITH A NEW PREFACE.

by Allen, James Lane.

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Published
1900
Condition
Good
Edition
Revised Edition.
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New York: Macmillan, 1900. 276 pp + (4 pp) publisher's advertisements, 8 1/4" H. Green cloth with elaborate gilt decoration and lettering on spine and front board, top edge gilt. B&w illustrations (all present). Set in 1850s Kentucky, this is a tale of romance and tragedy, following the wooing, engagement, wedding and family life of nature lover, Adam Moss,… Read more
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WHITETHORN. A NOVEL OF AFRICA.

by Courtenay, Bryce.

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Published
2006
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Canadian Edition
ISBN
9781552786062
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Toronto: McArthur, 2006. 682 pp, 9 1/4" H. "The time is 1939. White South Africa is a deeply divided nation with many of the Afrikaner people fanatically opposed to the English. The world is also on the brink of war and South Africa elects to fight for the Allied cause against Germany. Six-year-old Tom Fitzsaxby finds himself in The… Read more
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SHAKESPEARE'S TRAGEDY OF HAMLET.

by Shakespeare, William. Introduction by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch.

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New York and London: Hodder & Stoughton xxvii, 165 pp, 10" H. No date (c1910). Green cloth with gilt lettering & decoration on spine and front board. Decorated title page. 30 tipped-in colour plates (including frontispiece), with tissue guards bearing captions and most with decorative devices in black (e.g. crowned serpent, serpent tangled in a rosary, skull… 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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AMELIA. 3 VOLUME SET.

by Fielding, Henry.

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London: C. Cooke 208 pp, 200 pp, 216 pp - 16 mo (6 1/8" H). No date - c1800. Leather spines with five raised bands with gilt banding, red leather title label with gilt lettering. Leather corners, brown paper-covered boards. Edges of text block untrimmed. Six b&w plates in total, all noted as printed for C. Cooke, 1793 -… Read more
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SHAKESPEARE'S COMEDY OF THE MERCHANT OF VENICE.

by Shakespeare, William. Introduction by A.T. Quiller-Couch.

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Toronto: Musson xxxiv, 144 pp, 10" H. No date (c1910). Green cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front board, gilt decoration on front board. 36 tipped-in colour plates (including frontispiece), with tissue guards bearing captions - all the plates are present, clean & bright and uncreased. A.T. Quiller-Couch's (after 1910, Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch) introductory essay gives… Read more
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THE GATEWAY TO CHAUCER. STORIES TOLD BY EMILY UNDERDOWN, FROM THE "CANTERBURY TALES" OF GEOFFREY CHAUCER.

by Underdown, Emily. (Geoffrey Chaucer.)

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London: Thomas Nelson & Sons 269 pp, 9 1/4" H. No date. Green cloth with gilt lettering and elaborate gilt decoration on spine and front board, top edge gilt. Decorated endpapers, tissue-covered colour frontispiece from a painting by Ford Madox Brown plus 15 colour plates and numerous marginal drawings by Anne Anderson (16 colour plates in total -… Read more
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DOORS HELD AJAR.

by Brown, Isobel; Krachun, Peggy Smith; Strowbridge, Nellie P. Helen Fogwill Porter and Bernice Morgan, compilers.

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Published
1997
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9781895387766
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St. John's, Newfoundland: Killick Press, 1997. 182 pp, 8 3/8" H. "(This book) reflects not only the distinctive narrative voices of its authors, but also the diverse life-experiences of these three women: growing up in Glasgow between the wars, growing up in a small Newfoundland outport, growing up within the constraints of a fundamentalist religion, coming to this country… Read more
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