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Fathers and Children

By Turgenieff, Ivan (Ivan Turgenev)

London: J.M. Dent & Co., 1905 Olive cloth on boards with gilt lettering and decoration. Dampstain on back cover and affecting last eight leaves. Previous owner's lovely bookplate in the front. Remains of paper stuck to second front free endpaper. Foxing inside front and back covers. This is Volume VI of the Novels and Stories of Ivan Turgenieff, and was translated from Russian by Isabel F. Hapgood. 352 pp.. Hard Cover. Good Plus/No Jacket. Illus. by B & W Frontispiece By S. Ivanowski. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Inches.

$30.00

Five Weeks in a Balloon

By Verne, Jules

London, Glasgow, Manchester, and New York: George Routledge and Sons Blue green hardcover with red and yellow lilies on the front with black lettering and decoration. Minor corner wear. Dampstain at top of rear cover. Pencil scribbles inside front cover and on rear free endpaper. Hinges starting. Small holes at bottoms of pages from 235 on (not affecting text). Gift inscription dated 1891. Previous owner's stamps. Part of Routledge's "Every Boy's Library". This adventure novel about African exploration was an instant hit when it was published, and allowed Verne to become financially independent. 249 pp. plus six pages of ads.. Decorative Cloth. Good/No Jacket. 5 1/4 x 7 1/2 Inches.

$20.00

The Pearl

By Steinbeck, John

Toronto: Macmillan Co. Of Canada, 1958 Blue and white paper boards. Doodling/writing inside front and back covers. With Notes, Questions, and Annotations. 138 pp.. Hard Cover. Very Good Minus/No Jacket. Illus. by Jose Clemente Orozco. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$20.00

Traffics and Discoveries

By Kipling, Rudyard

Toronto: Morang & Co., Limited, 1904 Original dark green cloth on boards with gilt lettering and embossed black illustration of a sailboat on the cover. Previous owner's names. Cream-coloured textured paper with rough-cut edges. This book is a collection of Kipling's poems and short stories which was originally published by MacMillan and Co. in England, and Doubleday Page in the United States. 363 pp.. First Canadian Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 5 1/2 x 8 Inches.

$15.00

Jackanapes

By Ewing, Juliana Horatia

N.Y.: H.M. Caldwell Co., 1904 Original light green 1/4 cloth with gilt lettering and decoration and paper covered boards. Cover features vignette of a beautiful woman. This book is from Caldwell's "Alcazar Classics" series, the "Pastel Edition". Spine is creased outward down the middle. Missing free front endpaper. Hand soil to covers. The author and her husband lived in Fredericton, New Brunswick between 1867 and 1869 (he was a British military officer). "The antics of a harum-scarum child who grows to manhood and heroically lays down his life for his friend on the battlefield." - BookRags. 163 pp.. Pastel Edition. 1/4 Cloth on Paper Boards. Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Randolph Caldecott. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.

$15.00

The Brothers Karamazov

By Dostoevsky, Fyodor

Philadelphia and Toronto: John C. Winston Company, 1949 Red cloth on boards with gilt lettering and decoration. Front hinge starting. Minor spotting on front cover. A few pages inside creased from careless use. This edition was edited by Somerset Maugham and translated by Princess Alexandra Kropotkin. 483 pp. . First Edition Stated. Hard Cover. Very Good Minus/No Jacket. Illus. by Wood Cuts By Louis Hechenbleikner. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$60.00

The Compleat Angler
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The Compleat Angler

By Walton, Izaac

London: George C. Harrap & Co. Ltd., 1931 Cream publisher's vellum with gilt titles and small gilt fish on somewhat grubby spine. No slipcase. Top edges gilt. Rough-cut edges, with several uncut leaves. #92 of a limited edition of 775 copies, signed by the artist. 12 lovely colour plates with captioned tissue guards. Introduction by Henry Williamson. A discussion among a fisherman, a hunter, and a falconer proceeds to the hunter's being invited for a fishing trip, with the rest of the work devoted to an essay on fishing. I call it Literature. Some call it Philosophy. First published in 1653. 224 pp. This book is on consignment, so no discounts apply. Please expect a request for extra shipping to cover postage and insurance.. Signed By Arthur Rackham. Limited to 775 Copies. Publisher's Vellum. Very Good Minus/No Jacket. Illus. by Arthur Rackham. 8 x 10 1/2 in..

$1000.00

The Lord of the Rings (Trilogy)
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The Lord of the Rings (Trilogy)

By Tolkien, J.R.R.

London: Folio Society, 1977 Green decorative boards with gilt lettering, and different circular insets on each cover of this attractive 3-volume set. Books appear unread - would make a lovely gift. Map endpapers. Illustrated with black and white drawings. Only fault of maroon slipcase is residue from a small sticker. These books are heavy, and will require extra postage. They are on consignment, so discounts do not apply. Fellowship of the Ring - 459 pp. The Two Towers - 372 pp. The Return of the King - 487 pp. . Eighth Printing 2002. Hard Cover. As New/No Jacket; In Slipcase. Illus. by Grathmer, Ingahild and Fraser, Eric. 6 1/2 x 9 1/4 Inches.

$250.00

The Silmarillion
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The Silmarillion

By Tolkien, J.R.R. (Edited By Christopher Tolkien)

London: Folio Society, 1997 Decorated aquamarine covers with gilt lettering and circular inset of a flaming longboat. Appears to be unread - would make a lovely gift. Illustrated with black and white drawings. Foldout map at rear. 420 pp. Slipcase is slightly scratched and has a small area with sticker residue. This book is on consignment, so no discounts apply.. Second Printing 2002. Hard Cover. Very Good Plus/No Jacket; In Slipcase. Illus. by Mosley, Francis. 6 x 9.

$100.00

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

By Carroll, Lewis

London: Hodder and Stougton Ltd. No publishing date on this lovingly cared for book, but the owner's name in front says she received it from "Aunt Elizabeth, Christmas, 1923." This may be the first Hudson edition of 1922. Brick-coloured boards with black and bright gilt decoration on cover and spine. One 1/8" tear in cloth at base of spine. Author's name is misspelled, "Lewis Caroll" on title page. 12 colour plates with captioned tissue guards, several black and white drawings, and black and orange page decorations throughout. Even the endpapers have decorations of the Mad Hatter and the White Rabbit! 180 pp. This book weighs more than a kilogram, and will require extra postage. This item is on consignment, so discounts do not apply.. Decorative Cloth. Very Good Minus/No Jacket. Illus. by Hudson, Gwynedd M.. 8 x 10 1/4 in..

$750.00

Library of Classics; The Pilgrim's Progress
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Library of Classics; The Pilgrim's Progress

By Bunyan, John

London and Glasgow: Collins Clear Type Press Maroon leather on flexible boards. Book very good. Slipcase edgeworn. 382 pp.. Full Leather on Flexible Board. Very Good/No Jacket in Slipcase. Illus. by Front. By Cockleton. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.

$20.00

Necessary Secrets; The Journals of Elizabeth Smart
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Necessary Secrets; The Journals of Elizabeth Smart

By Van Wart, Alice (Ed.)

Toronto: Deneau, 1986 Imagine your first novel being banned by your mother and Mackenzie King (By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept). This book centers on Smart's journal writing of the 30's and 40's. Laid in is a lengthy news clipping. 285 pp.. First Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Photos. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall.

$15.00

The Works, Vol. IV (The Parisians. What Will He Do With It?)
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The Works, Vol. IV (The Parisians. What Will He Do With It?)

By Lytton, Edward Bulwer

New York: Peter Fenelon Collier Black cloth on boards. Lettered in gilt, cover and spine. Previous owner's name stamp. Perfect for the collector of this large quarto series. The only date reference is to 1872 following the introductory chapter of The Parisians, which has 332 pp. Total pages are 764 for both titles. Very heavy book will need extra postage. No writing or damage !. Hard Cover. Good Plus to Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Drawings. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$25.00

The Three Musketeers, in Two Volumes
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The Three Musketeers, in Two Volumes

By Dumas, Alexander

New York: J.H. Sears & Co., Inc. Two-volume set in varying shades of red on boards. Light cover corner wear. 488 pp. in total. . Hard Cover. Good/No Jackets. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.

$20.00

A Room Of One's Own
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A Room Of One's Own

By Woolf, Virginia

London: Leonard/Virginia Woolf at Hogarth Press, 1929 Light brown cloth on boards. McMaster University library copy donated by Cyrus Eaton (library bookplate dated November, 1930 ). Gutter crack Pp. 160-161 which I would glue if it were mine. Some light pencil notations in margins. Odor-free. 172 pp.. Third Impression. Hard Cover. Good Plus/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$100.00

A Handbook of Canadian Literature
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A Handbook of Canadian Literature

By Rhodenizer, V. B.

Ottawa: Graphic Publishers Limited, 1930 Showing school stamp, so must have been used as a high school text. Begins with the "literature of knowledge" and then passes on to the higher levels of truth and beauty. Liberally underlined. 295 pp. with index.. Hard Cover. Good Plus/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$20.00

Golden Book Magazine; June, 1935
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Golden Book Magazine; June, 1935

New York: Review of Reviews Corp., 1935 Stapled softcover, pp. 513-640. A literary magazine I haven't seen bfore. Stories include "The Pastry-Cook of Madrigal" by Rafael Sabatini, "Dounia" by Alexander Pushkin, and "The Bearer of the Tooth"by Frank Buck. Special Features include "Confessions" by Jean Jacques Rousseau. Many more stories and features.. Soft Cover. Good Plus to Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$15.00

A Primer of American Literature (Harper's School Classics)
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A Primer of American Literature (Harper's School Classics)

By Lawrence, Eugene

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1880 Small, brown hardcover, handy pocket size. Immigrants, Puritans, 18th Century, Poets of the Revolution, 19th Century, Novelists, Science and Art, Orators, Poets, Humorists, Journalists, and Historians. 136 pp. with index.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 24mo - over 5" - 5¾" tall.

$25.00

The Leavises on Fiction
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The Leavises on Fiction

By Robertson, P.J.M.

London: Macmillan Press, Ltd., 1981 Black cloth on boards. Inscribed and signed by author. No other writing and no damage. F.R. Levis had a long career as college professor in England. His wife, Queenie, worked with him in literary criticism. They published Scrutiny, a literary magazine for about 20 years. Both were known for their powerful personalities and frequent controversies. 176 pp.. Inscribed and Signed By Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$20.00

The Aesthetic Dimension; Toward a Critique of Marxist Aesthetics
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The Aesthetic Dimension; Toward a Critique of Marxist Aesthetics

By Marcuse, Herbert

Boston: Beacon Press, 1978 Discussion is focused on 18th and 19th Century literature. 88 pp. with index.. Soft Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$15.00

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