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The Bayou Shrine: A Love Story

by Sheehan, Perley Poore

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Dave Shoots, Bookseller
Published
1927
Condition
Good
Edition
First Edition
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$100.00

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New York: Chelsea House, 1927 Original red cloth over boards with gilt lettering. Hand-soiled. Spine somewhat sunned. Two small tears in cloth at top of spine caused by careless removal from shelf. Front hinge appears to have been glued, as front free endpaper is partially stuck to it. Waterstaining to edge of pages (not affecting… Read more
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The Explorer

by Maugham, William Somerset

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Dave Shoots, Bookseller
Condition
Good Minus
Edition
First Canadian Edition
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$100.00

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Toronto: Musson Book Company Limited Original olive green cloth with gilt titles and decoration. Front hinge broken halfway down, rear hinge cracked. Missing FFEP. Minor edgewear. Dent in edge of front cover about 2" from top. This is a story of a well-off family whose fortune has been squandered by an irresponsible father, and his children's… Read more
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$100.00
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East Lynne

by Wood, Mrs. Henry

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Dave Shoots, Bookseller
Condition
Very Good Minus
Edition
Reprint
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$25.00

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London and Glasgow: Collins Clear-Type Press Original maroon cloth on boards with gilt lettering. Mermaid endpapers. Previous owner's name. Hand-soiled yellow dustjacket has missing pieces at top and bottom of spine. Both hinges starting. This novel was a Victorian best-seller, and reads like a soap opera. It has been adapted to stage and film multiple… Read more
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$25.00
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Lewis Rand

by Johnston, Mary

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Dave Shoots, Bookseller
Published
1908
Condition
Good Plus
Edition
First Canadian Edition
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$30.00

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Toronto/Boston and New York: William Briggs/Houghton Mifflin Company, 1908 Original brown cloth with gilt lettering and embossed design in cover. First two front free endpapers have been excised raggedly with scissors. Previous owner's name. Rear hinge cracked. Slight corner wear. This is the story of a tobacco farmer's son who tries to rise above his… Read more
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$30.00
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Various Persons Named Kevin O'Brien; (A Novel)

by Nowlan, Alden

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Dave Shoots, Bookseller
Published
1973
Condition
Near Fine
ISBN
9780772005885
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$30.00

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Toronto: Clarke Irwin & Company, Ltd., 1973 Maroon softcover with orange and white lettering and decoration. 1978 printing. Appears to be unread. The first novel by this popular poet, born in Nova Scotia and later active as poet and newspaper writer and editor in New Brunswick. 143 pp.. Soft Cover. Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" -… Read more
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Emily's Quest

by Montgomery, L. M.

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Dave Shoots, Bookseller
Published
1947
Condition
Very Good
Edition
Cavendish Edition Reprint
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$20.00

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Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1947 Yellow cloth on boards with silver lettering and decoration. Cavendish Edition. Protagonist is Emily Starr of Blue Moon, Blair Water. The love story of Emily and Teddy Kent. 262 pp.. Cavendish Edition Reprint. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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Anne's House of Dreams

by Montgomery, L.M.

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Dave Shoots, Bookseller
Published
1921
Condition
Very Good Minus
Edition
Reprint - Originally Published in 1917
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$30.00

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Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1921 Original dark blue cloth with pastedown of a young woman on the cover. Previous owner's name. Some rubbing to pastedown edges and corners of cover. This is the fourth book in the "Anne of Green Gables" series. This is NOT a Cavendish Edition. 346 pp.. Reprint - Originally Published in… Read more
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Jane of Lantern Hill

by Montgomery, L.M.

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Dave Shoots, Bookseller
Published
1937
Condition
Very Good
Edition
Cavendish Library Edition
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$30.00

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Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, Limited, 1937 Original lilac cloth on boards with silver titles and decoration. Jane lives with her mother and bossy grandmother in a big house in Toronto. She had been told her father was dead, so her life changed completely when she discovered that he is alive and living in P.E.I. 297 pp.. Cavendish… Read more
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Jane of Lantern Hill

by Montgomery, L.M.

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Dave Shoots, Bookseller
Published
1937
Condition
Very Good Minus
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$30.00

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Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, Limited, 1937 Original blue cloth on boards. Tiny paint spatters on front cover and spine. Minimal edge and corner wear. This is NOT the Cavendish Edition. Jane lives with her mother and bossy grandmother in a big house in Toronto. She had been told her father was dead, so her life… Read more
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Johnny Gibb of Gushetneuk

by Alexander, William

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Dave Shoots, Bookseller
Published
1888
Condition
Good
Edition
Ninth Edition
Item Price
$60.00

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Edinburgh: David Douglas, 1888 Original paper on boards with attractive Art Nouveau decoration and lettering in beige, brown and black. 1/4 of spine paper missing. Fiction in a broad Scots brogue, with a glossary at the back. 285 pp. plus three pages of ads at the back.. Ninth Edition. Paper Covered Boards. Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Frontispiece… Read more
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$60.00
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The Firm of Girdlestone

by Doyle, Arthur Conan

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Dave Shoots, Bookseller
Published
1889
Condition
Very Good
Edition
Popular Edition
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$250.00

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N.Y.: International Book Company, 1889 Original brick cloth on boards with gilt lettering and decoration on the spine. Top back corner rubbed. It is believed that this is a pirated copy which came out before the UK edition in 1890. When the prosperous Girdlestone firm skids toward bankruptcy, the father cooks up a scheme. He announces… Read more
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$250.00
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King of the Khyber Rifles

by Mundy, Talbot

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Dave Shoots, Bookseller
Published
1916
Condition
Very Good Minus
Edition
First - First Published 1916
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$75.00

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Indianapolis: Bobbs Merrill Company, 1916 Original olive green cloth with gilt decoration on boards. Front hinge starting. Frontispiece and six unusual double-page black and white illustrations by Coll, who Mundy greatly admired. The author's first name is mispelled "Talbott" on the title page. This was one of his most popular books. "King" is a Captain in the British… Read more
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$75.00
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Halford's Adventure (aka Mystery Reef)

by Bindloss, Harold

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Published
1928
Condition
Very Good Minus
Edition
First - First Published 1928
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$100.00

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London & Melbourne: Ward, Lock & Co, Limited, 1928 Original moss green cloth with black lettering on boards. Some minor spotting to edges of text block. "For Sale Abroad" blindstamped on back cover. Bindloss was a prolific British novelist who didn't start writing until he was over 30, eventually producing over 100 books. He was a… Read more
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$100.00
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They Also Serve

by Stone, Christopher

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Dave Shoots, Bookseller
Published
1910
Condition
Very Good Minus
Edition
First - No Additional Printings
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$100.00

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London: Chatto & Windus, 1910 Original red cloth with intricate floral design blindstamped on front cover with gilt lettering. Spine sunned. Blank bookplate pasted inside front cover. Inkstamped price. No synopsis found of this book written in journal form. Scarce. 323 pp. plus 32-pg. Chatto & Windus catalogue at the back.. First - No… Read more
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In the Wake of War - A Tale of the South Under Carpet-Bagger Administration

by Pease, Verne S.

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Dave Shoots, Bookseller
Published
1900
Condition
Good
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$200.00

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Chicago & New York: George M. Hill Company, 1900 Original maroon cloth on boards with embossed four leaf clover on the cover and gold lettering. Water stains on cover, and bottom of pages not affecting text. Gift inscription. Small puncture in cloth near bottom of spine. Some doodling on blank pages at the back. Gouge… Read more
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$200.00
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Bright Avenues

by Bentham, Josephine

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Dave Shoots, Bookseller
Published
1928
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$100.00

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New York: Rae D. Henkle Co, Inc., 1928 Royal blue cloth cover with yellow titles and black and yellow pictorial cover of a city street. Pictorial endpapers with Art Deco style graphics. Previous owner's name and date written in pencil on title page. This was the author's first novel. She had previously written for magazines and… Read more
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The Fourth Watch

by Cody, H.A.

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Dave Shoots, Bookseller
Published
1911
Condition
Good Plus
Edition
Reprint
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$15.00

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Toronto: William Briggs, 1911 Maroon cloth on boards. A tale of lumbermen of the North, one of 25 titles credited to this Anglican clergyman whose popularity rivalled leading authors of the time. 313 pp.. Reprint. Hard Cover. Good Plus/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.
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The Dancing Floor

by Buchan, John

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Dave Shoots, Bookseller
Published
1926
Condition
Good
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$20.00

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Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1926 Blue cloth on boards. Worn and grubby. Buchan readers point out that this one is different. Through the eyes of Leithen, the girl changes frfom a vulgar flapper to a nearly-tragic heroine. 286 pp.. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.
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The Half-Hearted

by Buchan, John

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Published
1928
Condition
Good Plus to Very Good
Item Price
$40.00

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Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1928 Black cloth on boards. The main character is constantly torn between his interests and his social values. Recommended to the reader who recognizes its strengths and forgets its shortcomings. 383 pp.. Hard Cover. Good Plus to Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.
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A Prince of the Captivity

by Buchan, John

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Published
1933
Condition
Good
Item Price
$32.00

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New York: A.L. Burt Company, 1933 Red cloth on boards. DJ shipped head and foot of spine. One reviewer suggests that he should have stayed with Thirty-nine Steps and Greenmantle ( two other Buchan novels). In this one, our hero is arrested for apparently forging a relative's paycheque, only to discover that his wife did it. Another reviewer suggests not… Read more
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$32.00