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Sunday Half Hours With Great Preachers (Salesman's Dummy)
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Sunday Half Hours With Great Preachers (Salesman's Dummy)

By HURLBUT, Rev. Jesse Lyman (ed.)

Chicago: The John C. Winston Co, nd. Preface dated 1907. Hardcover. Very good. Various paginations. 24 cm. B&w portrait illustrations. Green cloth with white, black and gold impressing. Front flap indicates how spine of full book would appear. Title page in black and red. Light wear. Small scuffs on front free endpaper. Three names in pencil on rear order form. "The greatest sermons by the greatest preachers of the Christian faith in all ages. A sermon for every Sunday in the year." Contents includes John Chrysostom, Aurelius Augustine, Martin Luther, Hugh Latimer, John Knox, John Calvin, Jeremy Taylor, John Bunyan, Jonathan Edwards, John Wesley, Rowland Hill, John Henry Newman, Henry Ward Beecher, T. De Witt Talmage, and many others. Includes samples of their bios and sermons.

$35.00

The Story of the Philippines (Salesman's dummy)
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The Story of the Philippines (Salesman's dummy)

By HALSTEAD, Murat

Richmond, VA: B. F. Johnson , 1898. Hardcover. Good. Various paginations. 25 cm. B&w illustrations. Grey cloth with gold, red and blue impressing. Sample of spine cloth attached to rear pastedown, marking opposite page. Some spots to cloth, corners lightly bumped, spine ends softened. Ink inscription on front free endpaper. Rear hinge cracking internally. Order pages blank. Topics of full book included: Admiral Dewey, life in Manila, interview with General Aguinaldo, administration of General Wesley Merritt, the US army in Manila, Dr. Jose Rizal, Spanish-American War, early history of the Philippines, grievances of the Filipinos, Hawaii annexed, Cuba and Porto Rico, etc.

$35.00

The Book of History (salesman's dummy)
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The Book of History (salesman's dummy)

By PETRIE, W. M. Flinders, et al

Toronto: The Grolier Society, nd. Leatherbound. Fair. Various paginations. 25 cm. Colour frontispiece and 15 other colour plates. Numerous b&w illustrations. Full leather with gilt trim, all edges gilt. Light wear to edges. Spine faded, white mark on front cover. Example of leather spine on front pastedown. Bookplate for Harry Sutherland, discoloured on front free endpaper. Pages wrinkled, dampstains, some colour from plates has stained surrounding pages, some pages stuck together. "All Nations - All Times - All Climes. 8000 Illustrations, Maps, Charts, and Coloured Plates. The Most Lavishly Illustrated History of the World. Written by Fifty Famous Historians." Rear section on World War I.

$35.00

George Eliot's Works, Complete in 20 Volumes (salesman's dummy)
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George Eliot's Works, Complete in 20 Volumes (salesman's dummy)

By ELIOT, George

Boston: Colonial Press, nd. Beacon Edition. Leatherbound. Fair. Various paginations. 20 cm. 16 b&w specimen illustrations. Full leather. Corners and edges worn, spine ends chipped. Offsetting and label residue to endpapers, along with one tear to front pastedown. Example of cloth spine on rear pastedown. Was sold only in sets by subscription and was intended to include Adam Bede, Romola, Daniel Deronda, Middlemarch, Mill on the Floss, Silas Marner, etc.

$35.00

Hurlbut's Story of the Bible (salesman's dummy)
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Hurlbut's Story of the Bible (salesman's dummy)

By HURLBUT, Jesse Lyman

Toronto: John C. Winston Company, 1932. New and revised edition. Softcover. Very good +. Various paginations. 23 cm. Full-page colour plates and b&w illustrations in text. 5 colour maps at rear. Leather covers with gold print, all edges gilt. Some wear to leather edges. Interior very neat and clean.

$35.00

"Billy" Sunday: The Man and His Message (salesman's dummy)
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"Billy" Sunday: The Man and His Message (salesman's dummy)

By ELLIS, William T.

Toronto: The John C. Winston Co., 1914. Authorized edition. Hardcover. Good. Various pages. 22 cm. full page photo plates and b&w line drawings in text. Blue cloth hardcover with psted-on b&w photo. Slight spine lean, sorn corners and spine ends, faded cloth on spine, shelf wear to lower edges. Pink pages at beginning explain how to take orders for the real book. Ink mark on title page. Orders section at rear has child's crayon marks on first page but no orders filled in. Sunday's sermons on such subjects as: Fame as a Base-ball Player; Professional Evangelistic work; the Power of Christian Publicity; Battling booze; Social sins; etc.

$35.00

Under The Hammer: Book Auctions Since The Seventeenth Century
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Under The Hammer: Book Auctions Since The Seventeenth Century

By MYERS, Robin; HARRIS, Michael; MANDELBROTE, Giles (eds.)

Newcastle, DE & London: Oak Knoll Press & The British Library, 2001. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Publishing Pathways series. xiv, 242 p. 22 cm. B&w illustrations. Black cloth in mylar-covered dustjacket. Topics by various authors include: newspaper advertising; the organization of book auctions; books and buyers; Dutch book auctions; English book collectors and the salerooms; Thomas Griffiths Wainewright's family library; sale of Richard Heber's library; William Morris's books; Jazz Age library of Jerome Kern; book auctions at Christie's and Sotheby's (appendix). Index.

$40.00

Essays on Various Subjects
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Essays on Various Subjects

By GLASS, Gerald ("Mr. Academic")

Montreal: The author, 1992. Softcover. Very good. 54 p. 18 cm. Blue card covers. Faint discolouration. Signed by author on first page. Title continues: "A Short Story A Short Play Short Poems (With Translations) and Part Two of the History of the Academic and General Book Shop (1963) Montreal, Librairie Academique & Generale, With Autobiographical Notes."

$35.00

Advertisement for Cheap Edition of Insolvent Act of 1875
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Advertisement for Cheap Edition of Insolvent Act of 1875

By Rordans & Nicholls

Toronto: Rordans & Nicholls, Sept. 4 1875. Very good. One 23 cm piece of paper. Vertical crease and small chip in top. Company was at 88 King St. E., Toronto. "at the request of several Merchants and Traders interested in the provisions of the above Act we have been induced to publish a popular and cheap edition for general distribution." Price was 50 cents each.

$50.00

Memoirs of the Forty-Five First Years of the Life of James Lackington, the Present Bookseller, Finsbury Square, London, Written by Himself
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Memoirs of the Forty-Five First Years of the Life of James Lackington, the Present Bookseller, Finsbury Square, London, Written by Himself

By LACKINGTON, James

London: Printed for the author, Finsbury-Square, Moorfields, 1794. Eighth Edition. Hardcover. Fair. A reissue of the seventh edition, published in the same year. 328 p. 17 cm. Frontispiece portrait. From our As Is shelf. Front board detached and rear board loosening. Spine missing. Minor spotting and staining. Author owned the famous "Temple of the Muses" bookshop in London.

$35.00

Bibliothèque de M. Louis Barthou de l'Académie Française. Quatrième Partie: Livres et Manuscrits sur Les Auteurs Romantiques et L'Histoire du Romantisme
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Bibliothèque de M. Louis Barthou de l'Académie Française. Quatrième Partie: Livres et Manuscrits sur Les Auteurs Romantiques et L'Histoire du Romantisme

By Auguste Blaizot & Fils

Paris: Auguste Blaizot & Fils, 1936. Card covers. Fair. 158 p. 28 cm. Samples of some pages from the collection. Detached paper covers with chips and small tears. Sale held June 15-17, 1936. Title continues: Importants Dossiers Autographes (Lettres, documents et manuscrits) de H. de Balzac, Th. de Banville, Maurice Barrès, Bèranger, Louise Bertin, Bossuet, Louis Boulanger, Louise Colet, Benjamin Constant, David d'Angers, Claude Debussy, Emile Deschamps, Fénelon, Flaubert, Anatole France, Guttinguer, Victor Hugo (et sa famille), A. de Lamartine Mirabeau (et sa famille), Célestin Nanteuil, Ch. Noider, Victor Pavie, Jean Racine, A. Rimbaud, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Sainte-Beuve, Saint-Saëns, Paul Verlaine, A. de Vigny, Voltaire, Wagner, etc. Beaux Exemplaires Bien Reliés. Nombreux ouvrages dédicacés au Président Barthou.

$35.00

William Rice: Poet and Bookman. Biographical Sketch and Portraits
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William Rice: Poet and Bookman. Biographical Sketch and Portraits

By PATTERSON, A. Dickson

Toronto: Toronto Globe, [1904]. Staplebound. Fair. 11p. 25 cm. 3 b&w portraits. Reprinted from Toronto Globe of 30th January, 1904. Tan card covers with black print. Chipped corners and spine. Rear cover is torn and detached. Bits of covers have adhered to endpapers. The aged "bookman" was a resident of Toronto, William Rice - a classical scholar, poet, and seller of books on commission. Includes one of his poems, "An Iota to Fancy".

$35.00

Canadian Industry: Three and One-half Decades of Industrial Progress 1878-1914 (Salesman's dummy)
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Canadian Industry: Three and One-half Decades of Industrial Progress 1878-1914 (Salesman's dummy)

By WRIGHT, A. W. (ed.)

Toronto: The Industrial Publishing Company, 1914. Hardcover. Good. Unpaginated. 31 cm. Over 50 b&w photos. Half leather with cloth boards. Spine head torn and tail chipped. Corners worn. Endpapers and last few pages stained and a little thumbing elsewhere.

$45.00

International Book Publishing: An Encyclopedia
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International Book Publishing: An Encyclopedia

By ALTBACK, Philip G.; HOSHINO, Edith S. (eds.)

London: Fitzroy Dearborn, 1995. Hardcover. Very good +. xxvi, 736 p. 26 cm. Red hardcover. Some thumbing to rear free endpaper and text block edge. In general, extremely clean and almost like new. Covers various topics in publishing such as: book marketing; bookselling; children's publishing; college textbooks; copyright; designers and manufacturers; economics of publishing in developing countries; editors; electronic publishing; feminist publishing; freedom of press and censorship; libraries and publishers; mergers and acquisitions; paperbacks. Also breaks the publishing business into regions. Appendix and index.

$175.00

Two Chapters from an Unfinished Autobiography: It's Better than Working; Confessions of a Dealer in Rare Books
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Two Chapters from an Unfinished Autobiography: It's Better than Working; Confessions of a Dealer in Rare Books

By DUSCHNES, Philip C.

Lunenburg, VT: Printed at the Stinehour Press, 1969. First Edition. Original Wraps. Near Fine. Limited edition of 750 copies. [8 p.]. 23 cm. 1 b&w photo. Paper booklet. Owner's label on first page.

$35.00

Forty Years in my Bookshop
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Forty Years in my Bookshop

By SPENCER, Walter T.; MOULT, Thomas (ed.)

London: Constable & Company Ltd., 1923. Second Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. xxxv, 282 p. 23 cm. Colour and b&w illustrations. Light brown cloth hardcover. Bookplate for George H. Brook on front pastedown, another bookplate on front free. Presentation copy signed by author: "To D. Pearson with kind regards from Walter T. Spencer." Former owner's label on half title.

$50.00