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Paradise Lust. A Poem. Book I. Damage Report
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Paradise Lust. A Poem. Book I. Damage Report

By KINSELLA, John

Toronto: BookThug, 2012. Softcover. Near fine. 100 copies. 32 p. 22 cm. 1 b&w illustration. Staplebound booklet. Small former owner's signature on first page.

$30.00

The Witch Guardian
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The Witch Guardian

By STACEY, Cynthia

Renfrew, Ontario: General Store Publishing House, 2011. Softcover. Fine. 111 p. 23 cm. Photo of author at rear. Paperback. Inscribed by author on first page.

$35.00

Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles 30: American Collections. Ancient British, Anglo-Saxon and Norman Coins
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Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles 30: American Collections. Ancient British, Anglo-Saxon and Norman Coins

By BRADY, Jeramiah D.

London: The British Academy, 1982. Hardcover. Fine. 75 p. 25 cm. 30 b&w plates. Blue cloth hardcover.

$50.00

Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island Written in Pitman's Shorthand in a Simple Vocabulary of 800 Words
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Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island Written in Pitman's Shorthand in a Simple Vocabulary of 800 Words

London: Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, nd. Hardcover. Near fine. viii, 220 p. 19 cm. Red cloth.

$45.00

Eye of the Hawk

By CONLEY, Tim

Toronto: BookThug, 2009. Softcover. Near fine. 150 copies. Department of Narrative Studies No. 2. 22 cm. Staplebound booklet. Small signature of former owner on first page.

$30.00

Canadian Chess Problems
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Canadian Chess Problems

Saint John, NB: C. F. Stubbs, 1890. Hardcover. Very good. 223 p. 17 cm. 206 b&w chess diagrams on each page. Blue cloth hardcover with gold print. Corners worn, spine ends torn, some marks to cloth. Small tear to bottom of title. Pencil notes. Solutions at rear along with index of authors of problems.

$125.00

Origins
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Origins

By STRUTHERS, J. R. (Tim) (ed.)

London, Ontario: Red Kite Press, 1985. Paperback. Near fine. 74 p. 22 cm. Softcover. Light soiling to rear. Signed by all authors except Marathe. Signed by editor on title and inscribed to former owner Roy McDonald on half title. Anthology of poetry by Gloria Alvarnaz Mulcahy, Vic Elias, Steve Higgins, John Tyndall, Marianne Micros, Sudhakar Marathe.

$25.00

Ecumenism and Development: A Socio-Historical Analysis of the Caribbean Conference of Churches
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Ecumenism and Development: A Socio-Historical Analysis of the Caribbean Conference of Churches

By CUTHBERT, Robert W. M.

Bridgetown, Barbados: Caribbean Contact Ltd, 1986. Softcover. Very good. 145 p. 23 cm. Map of Caribbean at front. Some figures and tables. Paperback. A little discolouration to top of front cover. Ink mark p. 77. Topics: Socio-anthropological profile of the Caribbean; rise of organizational and leadership patterns in Caribbean churches; ideological precursors and goal-setting for the Caribbean Conference of Churches; etc. Appendices and bibliography.

$40.00

Quixote Variations
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Quixote Variations

By FERNANDEZ, Ramon; NOYES, Alfred (trans.)

Toronto: BookThug, 2008. Softcover. Near fine. Edition of 100 copies. 39 p. 22 cm. Staplebound booklet. Ink signature on first page. Afterword by Stephen Collis.

$25.00

The Literary Relations of the Epistle of Barnabas and the Teaching of the Twelve Apostles
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The Literary Relations of the Epistle of Barnabas and the Teaching of the Twelve Apostles

By MUILENBURG, James

Marburg, Germany, 1929. Paperback. Good. A Dissertation Presented to the Faculty of the Graduate School of Yale University for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy, June, 1926. [9], 170 p. 24 cm. Paperback. Rear cover detached and spine ends chipped. Front cover discoloured. Inscribed by author on title page.

$50.00

Running: Sprint, Middle Distance and Distance Events
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Running: Sprint, Middle Distance and Distance Events

By STAMPFL, Franz

London: Herbert Jenkins, January 1956. Reprint. Hardcover. Ex library-very good. 159 p. 22 cm. B&w photos. Green cloth. Ex library with ink stamps and envelope on endpapers. A few spots within. With a Foreword by Roger Bannister and an introduction by Chris Chataway.

$35.00

BrickBrickBrick
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BrickBrickBrick

By LALIBERTE, Mark

Toronto: BookThug, 2010. Softcover. Fine. Edition of 500 copies. 116 p. 19 cm. Paperback. Photo is rear cover.

$75.00

You Don't Get to Be a Saint
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You Don't Get to Be a Saint

By FRIESEN, Patrick

Winnipeg: Turnstone Press, 1992. Paperback. Near fine. 83 p. 22 cm. Photo of author at rear. Paperback. Inscribed by author on first page.

$30.00

The Shield of Honor
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The Shield of Honor

By BURKHOLDER, Mabel; HOUY, H. Hartke (illus.)

Elgin, Illinois: David C. Cook Publishing Company, 1929. Hardcover. Very good. 76 p. 19 cm. 3 b&w plates by H. Hartke Houy. Burgundy cloth. Spine faded with slightly softened ends. Ink signature and stamp on front free endpaper. Mabel Burkholder (1881–1973) published poetry, short stories, and books, usually about the history of Hamilton, Ontario. She had a regular local history column in The Hamilton Spectator. Here, however, she turned her attention to Quebec to write a French Canadian children's tale. This story is about a boy named Raoul who is chosen to destroy a mill engine. But worse trouble ensues when Raoul persuades another boy to do the dirty work instead.

$100.00

Alphabet Poems
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Alphabet Poems

By MORRIS, Marianne

BookThug, 2014. Softcover. Near fine. Edition of 100 copies. New British Poets No. 3. Staplebound booklet. Ink signature on first page.

$25.00

The Collected Essays of Sir Winston Churchill. Volume I: Churchill and War. Volume II: Churchill and Politics. Volume III: Churchill and People. Volume IV: Churchill at Large
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The Collected Essays of Sir Winston Churchill. Volume I: Churchill and War. Volume II: Churchill and Politics. Volume III: Churchill and People. Volume IV: Churchill at Large

By WOLFF, Michael (ed.)

[London]: Library of Imperial History, [1976]. Centenary Edition. Hardcover. Fine. 4 vols.: xxviii, 492; xi, 477; xi, 347 p. xi, 511 p. 25 cm. Blue leather with blue cloth boards, gold impressing. A faint mark on fore-edge of vol. I. Otherwise as new. The only col­lec­tion of Churchill’s peri­od­i­cal arti­cles ever pub­lished in vol­ume form. Many of these essays, written for magazines, newpapers and books, are now very scarce and rarely available in any other form. With an excellent biographical introduction by Michael Wolff, this set should be an essential part of every Churchill collection.

$1200.00

Travels Through Syria and Egypt, In the Years 1783 1784, and 1785
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Travels Through Syria and Egypt, In the Years 1783 1784, and 1785

By VOLNEY, Constantin-Francois Chasseboeuf, Comte de

London: G.G.J. and J. Robinson, 1788. Second Edition. Hardcover. Very good. 2 vols.: xii, 418; iv, 500, [15] p. 22 cm. 5 engraved fold-out plates, including 2 maps. 1. Full tree-calf leather. Corners lightly bumped. Vol. 2. Small dent on bottom of rear board in vol. 1 as well as a bit of soiling to lower edge of text block. Vol. 2 has large horizontal tear in p. 327, chip in third plate, and dampstains to front pastedown and inner margins of first pages. Paper bright and clean. Title continues: "Containing The present Natural and Political State of those Countries, their Productions, Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce; with Observations on the Manners, Customs, and Government of the Turks and Arabs." Volney (1757-1820) was a well-travelled, learned man. He embarked on a journey to the Near East in late 1782 and spent nearly seven months in Ottoman Egypt. Afterwards, he lived for nearly two years in Greater Syria in what is today Lebanon and Israel in order to learn Arabic. He returned to France in 1785 where he spent the following two years compiling his notes and writing these volumes. He continued to travel in later years, being expelled from the U.S.A. as a suspected spy in 1797. It seems his life was always an adventure, for he narrowly escaped the guillotine during the French Revolution. Of interest in these well-preserved volumes is the account given of the Arabic press at the convent of Marhanna (vol. 2 pp. 190-191) with a catalogue of books printed there (p. 196). On the macabre side is the extensive discussion of diseases prevalent in Egypt, including smallbox, blindness, cutaneous eruptions, plague, and Neapolitan Disease, which seems to be syphillis (vol. 1 pp. 240-258). Indexed.

$750.00

Personal Narrative of Travels in the United States and Canada in 1826 Illustrated by Plates with Remarks on the Present State of the American Navy
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Personal Narrative of Travels in the United States and Canada in 1826 Illustrated by Plates with Remarks on the Present State of the American Navy

By DE ROOS, Lieut. The Hon. Fred. Fitzgerald

London: William H. Ainsworth, 1827. Second Edition. Hardcover. Ex library-very good. xii, 207 p. 23 cm. Large fold-out engraving of Quebec and 13 other engraved plates, incl. 2 maps. Rebound in half burgundy leather with marbled boards. Ink stamp and foxing to fold-out. Stained title and some light marking to Contents. Dark patch on first page of Notes at rear. The British Lt. De Roos takes a whirlwind tour through the United States, spending at least half his time on steamers and stagecoaches, travelling at night and groping in fog and darkness. He does, however, visit dockyards at Washington, Philadelphia, New York and Boston, and manages to do so in clear daylight. He speculates as to whether the U.S. can soon become as great a naval power as Britain. He decides not, and states that "so extensive is the line of sea-coast of our own North-American colonies, and so admirable a nursery do they afford for the rearing of seamen, that I am inclined to believe they would soon prove very powerful competitors with the United States upon the sea, even without the aid of the mother country. Let it be recollected, that they include the shores of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, the St. Lawrence, and Newfoundland" (p. 77). The writer then moves on to Canada, visiting St. John's (Saint John), Halifax, Quebec, Montmorency Falls, Montreal, Kingston, York (Toronto), and Queenston before arriving at Niagara Falls which apparently caused "an irresistible melancholy" (p. 153). De Roos is further inconvenienced by a wet and stormy day in which rain patters against his window, until someone explains that the water is merely spray blowing from the Falls. His overall impression of the New World is a good one, however; "How enormous are its resources! How boundless its extent!" (p. 190). And, most importantly, "the naval strength of the United States has been greatly exaggerated" (p. 191). Dionne II 1033. Lane 1724. TPL 1392.

$500.00

A Diary in America, with Remarks on its Institutions. In Three Volumes
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A Diary in America, with Remarks on its Institutions. In Three Volumes

By MARRYAT, Capt.

London: Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, & Longmans, 1839. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good +. First and second series. 6 vols.: 321; 304; 319; 293; 311; 362 p. 20 cm. Two fold-out maps. Half black cloth with marbled boards. Gilt trim and 5 raised bands on spines. Bindings signed by Zaehnsdorf, London, England. Marbled endpapers match paper on boards. Top edges gilt. Very light wear to extremities. Small tear in fold-out map in Vol. I Pt. 2. Labels of former owner on front pages. Slight foxing. By the time Frederick Marryat toured the United States and Canada in 1837-38, he had already attained the status of famous novelist in Britain. He published this diary of travels shortly after his return to England. His comments on the Americans and their institutions are often not complimentary: "At five o'clock we arrived at Syracuse. I do detest these old names vamped up. Why do not the Americans take the Indian names? They need not be so very scrupulous about it; they have robbed the Indians of everything else" (Vol. I Pt. 1 p. 154). The first fold-out map (Vol. I Pt. 2) shows "Aboriginal America" with the various native tribes in their respective geographical areas. Second fold-out map (Vol. II Pt. 2) shows central Florida as the seat of hostilities between the Seminoles and the United States. Binding by Joseph Zaehnsdorf (1816-1886), originally from Austria-Hungary, later owner of a bindery in London.

$1000.00

The Nile Boat; Or, Glimpses of the Land of Egypt
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The Nile Boat; Or, Glimpses of the Land of Egypt

By BARTLETT, W. H.

London: Arthur Hall, Virtue, and Co, 1861. Fourth Edition. Hardcover. Good. vi, 218 p. 26 cm. Frontispiece, title page vignette, 1 fold-out plate of Alexandria, 2 other maps, 30 other steel-engraved plates, and 17 woodcuts. Blue cloth hardcover with gold and blank impressing. All edges gilt. Moderate rubbing and soiling to boards. Small hole in upper spine. Cracking at pp. 88-89, 104-105, 200-201. Ink stamp on both titles. First published 1849, Bartlett's "Glimpses" of Egypt provide "lively impressions of actual sights" (Preface).

$100.00

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