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A YANKEE IN CANADA, with Anti-Slavery and Reform Papers
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A YANKEE IN CANADA, with Anti-Slavery and Reform Papers

by Thoreau, Henry D.

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1866. ["Civil Disobedience" -- fine] Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1866. Original green cloth stamped in gilt on the spine. First Edition, which consisted of only 1500 (Borst) or 1546 (Blanck) copies. This is a posthumous collection of essays, edited by William Ellery Channing and Sophia Thoreau (the author's sister). Its best-known piece is "Civil Disobedience," which Thoreau had initially delivered as a lecture and which had previously been printed only in Elizabeth Peabody's "Aesthetic Papers" in 1849. Thoreau wrote it after spending a night in the Concord jail in 1846 (an episode that has been put on the stage and on the screen), after refusing to pay a poll tax that he felt might help pay for the war against Mexico -- a war he condemned as an attempt to increase the number of southern slaveholding states. Asserting that "That government is best which governs not at all" and that "Government is at best but an expedient," the author points to such injustices and abuses as the prosecution of the… Read more
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YEAST: A Problem

YEAST: A Problem

by [Kingsley, Charles]

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1851. [his first and scarcest novel] Reprinted, with corrections and additions, from Fraser's Magazine. London: John W. Parker, 1851. 8 pp undated ads. Original blind-stamped rose-brown wavy-grain cloth. First Edition of Charles Kingsley's first-written (and today his scarcest) novel. It first appeared serially in Fraser's Magazine during the latter half of 1848 (the year of the "last great burst" of Chartism), but was not published in book form until 1851, as here -- "with corrections and additions"; in the meantime his second novel, ALTON LOCKE, was published slightly earlier, in 1850. YEAST... is more of a tract than a novel, in which Kingsley described rural England in the time of the Chartist agitation. The plot describes the fate of Lancelot Smith, a wealthy young man, who changes his religious and social views under the inflence of Tregarva, a philosophical game-keeper, who acquaints Smith with the social, economic and moral conditions of the rural poor... Although poorly plotted, YEAST… Read more
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THE YELLOW FAIRY BOOK
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THE YELLOW FAIRY BOOK

by Lang, Andrew

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1894. With Numerous Illustrations by H.J. Ford. London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1894. 2 pp undated ads. Original yellow cloth pictorially decorated in gilt, all page edges gilt. First Edition of the fourth of Lang's fairy books (following the Blue, Red and Green); there were twelve in all, published from 1889 through 1910. Among the illustrated tales in this volume are "The Six Swans," "The Emperor's New Clothes," "The Magic Ring" and "The Tinder-box." Although the earliest fairy books (Blue and Red) are quite scarce due to presumably smaller printings, we find that the subsequent lighter-colored ones (such as Yellow, Pink and Lilac) are the most difficult to find in fine condition, due to their greater susceptibility to cover soil. This is a very good copy -- scarcely any wear other than some erosion of the decorative gilt, and less cover soil than usual, but as usual the spine is rather dull (though gilt never stands out against yellow cloth anyway).
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THE YELLOW GOD. An Idol of Africa. [inscribed by Haggard]

THE YELLOW GOD. An Idol of Africa. [inscribed by Haggard]

by Haggard, H. Rider

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1909. With Three Illustrations by A.C. Michael. London, New York, Toronto and Melbourne: Cassell and Company, 1909. 8 pp ads dated Oct 1908. Original blue-grey cloth. First English Edition of this tale involving "crooked finance in England, thwarted romance, effectively functioning [tribal] fetishes, and erotic captivity in darkest Africa." Alan Vernon's uncle, a missionary, had years earlier fled an African tribe, with their golden fetish mask that has supernatural powers; now Alan, in trouble with shady creditors and wanting a clean slate so as to marry his beloved, tries to return the idol to the tribe for the gold he needs. But upon reaching his destination, there is an unexpected development: Asika, the beautiful, vicious priestess-queen of the land, confesses to a passion for Alan and decides that he shall be her next husband, as soon as the present one dies. Asika is Haggard's extreme attempt to present devouring woman: beautiful, sensual, frenzied, unspeakably cruel… Read more
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YOUMA

YOUMA

by Hearn, Lafcadio

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1890. The Story of a West-Indian Slave. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1890. 2 pp undated ads. Original white cloth decorated in blue, with cover and spine label. First Edition of this novel, Hearn's fifth book. Both YOUMA and his fourth, TWO YEARS IN THE FRENCH WEST INDIES (also 1890), were the result of Hearn's 1887-1889 residence in the tropics (particularly on the island of Martinique), so commissioned by Harper's. Youma is a black slave who is raised as a white girl's companion; when the grown white woman dies, Youma becomes responsible for her small daughter -- in the midst of racial riots. The novel was based on an actual occurrence in the Martinique slave rebellion of 1848. The first edition of YOUMA is believed to have consisted of only 1250 copies, bound in a number of different bindings. This one is Blanck's "binding Aa," white cloth printed with blue with labels, believed to be the earliest -- though even this one comes with at least nine different… Read more
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THE YOUNG BUGLERS

THE YOUNG BUGLERS

by Henty, G.A.

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1891. A Tale of the Peninsular War. With Eight Illustrations by John Proctor and Eleven Plans of Battles. London: Griffith Farran & Co., n.d. Original aqua blue cloth pictorially decorated in black, green and red, all page edges gilt. Early edition of Henty's third book for boys -- an edition not specifically cited by Newbolt. This title was originally published in late 1879 (but dated 1880) by "Griffith and Farran". In 1887 and again in 1891 (but both undated), there were editions published by "Griffith, Farran, Okeden & Welsh" -- the latter of which appeared soon thereafter in this glorious pictorial binding. (Newbolt speculates that this binding was issued for that purpose -- to stimulate sales by imitating the handsome Henty bindings then being produced by the rival publishing firm Blackie & Son.) The closest entry in Newbolt to this one is 7.4 -- as it describes this binding (though the cloth is "olive-green"), but with GFO&W on the title… Read more
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YOUNG OFEG'S DITTIES [signed by the author]
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YOUNG OFEG'S DITTIES [signed by the author]

by Egerton, George

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1895. [signed by "George Egerton"] By Ola Hansson. Translated from the Swedish by George Egerton. London: John Lane / Boston: Roberts Bros., 1895. 16 pp ads dated 1895. Original blind-stamped red cloth. First Edition in English, translated by "George Egerton" (pseudonym of Mary Chavelita Dunne Bright). This book is often collected as a "Keynotes Series" wannabe... It was planned as a volume in that series (as George Egerton's other volumes in that series mention this one as "uniform" with them), and Aubrey Beardsley designed the title page and binding; the book is in all ways similar to "Keynotes" volumes, except that the cover design is in blind rather than in another color, and there is no "key" monogram on the spine or inside. (Stetz & Lasner surmise that Lane withdrew this title from the Keynotes Series at the last moment, sensing that "George Egerton's" star was beginning to wane.) This copy is INSCRIBED BY… Read more
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A YOUNG PATRIOT
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A YOUNG PATRIOT

by Henty, G.A.

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1910. From "Orange and Green." [Dublin/Belfast?:] The Educational Company of Ireland, n.d. Original rose paper-covered boards lettered in black. First Edition, later issue, of the last "book written by Henty" to be cited in Newbolt -- though actually it is a section of his earlier historical novel sited in Ireland, ORANGE AND GREEN (1887), posthumously adapted for Irish schools by H.P. Courtney. The earliest issue, printed and bound in Ireland, was published by Blackie around 1900 -- "the only book by Henty to have both Dublin and Belfast in the imprint" [Newbolt]. As Newbolt goes on to explain in detail (Note 2), at around the turn of the century Blackie embarked on general educational publishing in Ireland, and were for a time extremely successful. As the Sinn Fein movement grew stronger, however, business became more difficult, and in 1910 the Irish branch [of Blackie] was made a separate Company with an all Irish board, known as the Educational Company of… Read more
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