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Argen the Gull, The Secret Islands ; An Exploration, Searchers at the Gulf

by Russell, Franklin (SIGNED x 3)

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Toronto: McC Lelland & Stewart, 1964. First Canadian Editions . Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾. Author ( photography). An offering of three books dedicated to the same readers and SIGNED by the author. 1.) Argen the Gull: 1964, F/F, 239 pp., illustrated by author photographs. Blue cloth covered boards have gilt text/decorations on spine and blindstamped title/decorations/author's monogram on front panel. Book has very slight scuffing at heel of spine, lightly bumped at top rear corner. Unclipped, unpriced, unlaminated DJ has very slight edge wear, interior age toning. Inscription: ____ and ____ / [underscore]/ With best wishes to all you kindly readers / Franklin Russell. Article ( MacLean's 1973 by author / photographs in colour by Les Line Laid in. 2.) The Secret Islands : An Exploration, 1965, NF/ VG, 238 pp. plus About the Author. Blue cloth covered boards have gilt text/decorations on spine and author's faux signature blindstamped on front panel, map of Gulf of St. Lawrence ep's. Illustrated with b/w photographs. Book has very narrow band of sunning at top and bottom edges, small brown stain (coffee ?) at fore edge of front panel and several little spots on fore edge. Unclipped, unpriced DJ has edge wear with some chipping and loss of material. Inscription: ____ and ____ [under score] To the islands together ! Franklin Russel 3.) Searchers at the Gulf, 1970, 222 pp., F/ VG. Black cloth coverd boards have gilt text on spine. Spine ends are lightly rubbed. Priceclipped DJ has edge wear at spine ends/shelf wear. Inscription: Beauteous ____ and ____ / the author's love and kisses/ Franklin Russell. Reader's Club review of book by William French is laid in. Books together weigh over 3 lb. and may incur extra shipping costs. Bookseller's Inventory # 200254.


Anne of Green Gables is the first novel by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery. The story tells of the adventures of Anne Shirley, an 11-year-old orphan girl who is mistakenly sent to Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, a middle-aged brother and sister who had intended to adopt a boy to help them on their farm in Prince Edward Island. Like many of her contemporaries, Montgomery did not consider submitting her first novel to a Canadian publisher, convinced that a more lucrative deal could be made with an American firm. The novel was completed in 1905, but was rejected by four major American publishing houses, and it was not until 1907 that Montgomery found a publisher. L.C. Page & Co. finally published Anne of Green Gables in 1908. Anne of Green Gables has sold more than 50 million copies and has been translated into more than 30 languages. Following the success of her first novel, Montgomery went on to write seven more books about Anne, following the beloved protagonist through adulthood and motherhood. Several novels in the series have been adapted and made into a successful television miniseries. Montgomery museums, plays, and houses on Prince Edward Island draw international visitors.

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For juveniles? Realy? I am 58 and always liked it. And tears drop on my cheeks every time.

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Argen the Gull, The Secret Islands ; An Exploration, Searchers at the Gulf
Russell, Franklin (SIGNED x 3)
Author ( photography)
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First Canadian Editions
McC Lelland & Stewart
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8vo - over 7¾" - 9&f

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An online bookstore that just grew from a combination of a love of books, a desire to save them from landfill and an inability to bypass yard sales. A considerable percentage of my inventory is signed editions. I also take pride in my Canadiana catalogue.


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