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CROWN OF WILD OLIVE

by JOHN RUSKIN

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Published
1912
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Near Fine
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This is what I believe is a first Hurst edition of Crown of Wild Olive, a collection of three lectures by the English critic and philosopher John Ruskin (1819-1900).It is three of Ruskin's most famous lectures: Traffic (1864), which is about the conflict between taste and morality; Work (1865) which is about the conflict between those who produce and those… Read more
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JORROCKS' JAUNTS & JOLLITIES

by Robert Surtees

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Published
1949
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Very Good+
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This is a superb copy of Jorrocks' Jaunts and Jollities, a collection of tales featuring Mr. Jorrocks, one of the great comic characters of English literature, a Cockney grocer who is obsessed with fox hunting. Its original title was Jorrocks' Jaunts and Jollities; or, The Hunting, Shooting, Racing, Driving, Sailing, Eating, Eccentric… Read more
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THE INSIDE OF THE CUP

by WINSTON CHURCHILL

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Published
1913
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First
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$44.56

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This is a first edition of The Inside of the Cup, the best-selling 1913 novel about poverty that sparked a nationwide debate about the role of Christianity and religion in daily life. It was written by the American author Winston Churchill (1871-1947) who, at the time, was more famous than the Winston Churchill the politician, who was also… Read more
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INTERNATIONAL LOGOS & TRADEMARKS

by Supon Phornirunlit

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Published
1991, 1993
Condition
Fine
Edition
First
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These books are of interest to those who are interested in the history of graphic design, and corporate branding. Through the 1980s and 1990s, American creative director Supon Phornirunlit held international design competitions to showcase the world's finest logo, trademark and identity materials design. He published three volumes. This set is volumes I and II, going through… Read more
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HANDY ANDY: A TALE OF IRISH LIFE

by SAMUEL LOVER

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Published
1954
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Very Good+
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This is a vintage copy of Handy Andy: A Tale of Irish Life, written in 1841 by the Irish novelist, composer, painter and songwriter Samuel Lover (1797-1868). It centers around Andy Rooney, a fellow who has the knack of doing everything the wrong way. It is a hilarious farce regarded as a way to "purge melancholy".… Read more
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MACHINE SHOP PRACTICE

by Harry A Jones

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Published
1926
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First
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$28.36

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This is a first edition, first printing, of Progressive Lessons in Machine Shop Practice, Book I. It was produced as a textbook by Harry A Jones, Machine Shop Instructor at Vancouver Technical School, and the title page states that it was authorized for use in the schools of British Columbia. However, it quickly became an international… Read more
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THE BOER WAR

by Thomas Pakenham

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Published
1979
Condition
Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780297773955
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$109.38

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This is a mint-condition first edition of The Boer War, the 1979 masterpiece by the British historian Thomas Pakenham. First editions of this book are rare—and expensive. This war, declared by the Boers on 11 October 1899, gave the British, as Kipling said, 'no end of a lesson'. It was the longest, costliest, bloodiest, and most humiliating campaign fought by… Read more
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C.S. FORESTER COLLECTION inc HORNBLOWER & AFRICAN QUEEN

by C.S. FORESTER

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Published
1977
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780905712024
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$76.97

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This is a near-perfect copy of six collected novels by the great British military novelist C.S. Forester (1899-1966). This book is now approaching rare status. It includes The Ship, Mr. Midshipman Hornblower, The Earthly Paradise, The General, The Captain From Connecticut, and the African Queen. These books cover both world wars, the War of 1812,… Read more
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THE ENGLISH COUNTRY CHAIR

by IVAN SPARKES

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Published
1977
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
Reprint, Update
ISBN
9780904978872
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This is an excellent copy of The English Country Chair, by the English furniture historian Ivan Sparkes. There are copies available in Europe; in North America, it's quite rare. It was first published in 1973. Sparkes revised and updated it and it was reprinted, in soft cover, in 1977. This is one of those revised copies. The back cover… Read more
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BRITISH CRAFTSMANSHIP

by W. B. Honey

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Published
1947
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
First
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After the war, between 1945 and 1950, Collins published a series of books about Great Britain. They may have been morale boosters, but they were serious books, of very high quality. This is 7th: British Craftsmanship, published in 1947. It covers the six areas of craftsmanship in which Great Britain most excels: Clocks, Glass, Furniture, Pottery and Porcelain,… Read more
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FOREST RANGER AHOY!

by Michael Coney

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Published
1983
Condition
Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780919931008
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The west coast of Canada has an unusual navy. Since 1911, the wooden ships of the British Columbia Forest Service have sailed the seas and channels of 16,000 mile coastline, and this book tells the story of those ships. It talks about the men, the forests, their jobs and their famous boats. This book was published in… Read more
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READERS DIGEST BEDSIDE BOOKS (TWO)

by Various

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Published
1959
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
First
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$56.71

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In 1959, Reader's Digest (UK) produced The Reader's Digest Bedside Library, which was a collection of 6 books. It was only printed once and they are now collectors' items. These little books are 5 1/2" x 4", and each has a different theme. This is two books from that set. The Bedside Book of the Art of Living 320 pages Bound-in silk bookmark, which… Read more
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PIPING TRADITIONS OF SCOTLAND

by Bridget Mackenzie

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Published
1998
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First
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$283.57

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Between 1998 and 2013, the Scottish academic and Scots culture expert Bridget Mackenzie wrote five books documenting the history of piping in Scotland. They were all published in soft cover, and in limited print runs (my copy is the only copy of Piping Traditions of Argyll that I can find). Four were published by John Donald; the fifth by the College… Read more
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HISTORY & SERVICES OF THE 78th HIGHLANDERS (ROSS-SHIRE BUFFS) 1793-1881

by Major H Davidson

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Published
1901
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
First, 1st Printing
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$486.12

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This is a rare first edition, and first/only printing, of History and Services of the 78th Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs) 1793-1881, compiled from the manuscripts of the late Major Colin MacKenzie and other official sources It was published in Edinburgh in 1901. I have found two other copies online, plus one copy in the Royal Collection, housed at Windsor Castle. It… Read more
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GRANDFATHER'S CHAIR, FANSHAWE, THE MARBLE FAUN, BIOGRAPHICAL STORIES

by NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE

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Published
1902
Condition
Very Good+
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This is a set of two antique books containing 4 books written by the great American author Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864). They were published in 1902, and are brown boards with leather spines. Both are illustrated and both are in excellent condition. Condition of the covers are shown. The first book contains The Marble Faun: Or The Romance… Read more
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CASSELL'S COUNTRY COOKBOOKS: SCOTLAND

by Carol Wright

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Published
1975
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
First
ISBN
9780304294442
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This is a fascinating little book. It is one of the Cassell's Country Cookbooks, published through the 70s and hard to find today. This one is on Scottish food--it was published in 1975. It is a regional social history, from the perspective of food and eating, but there are recipes included throughout the text (see… Read more
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SATURDAY NIGHT 1993: PRINCESS DIANA

by Saturday Night Magazine

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Published
1993
Condition
Fine
Edition
NOVEMBER
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Saturday Night was an excellent Canadian magazine that published from 1887 to 2005. It is now difficult to find a copy of it anywhere. November 1993- Princess Diana wreaks havoc on the palace - The Return of John Kenneth Galbraith- Depression - Mercury Fillings- Singer Susan Aglukark - Painter Greg Curnoe
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THE QUEST FORLORN: The STORY OF THE 'FORTY-FIVE (1745 REBELLION)

by Cyril Hughes Hartmann

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Published
1952
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
First
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This is a First Edition of The Quest Forlorn, by the British author Cyril Hughes Hartmann. It's now rare—first editions of this book are hard to find. It details the 1745 Scottish Rebellion against the English, led by Charles Stuart (Bonnie Prince Charlie). I haven't read it but I'm told it's an excellent book. Published by Heinemann 1952. Plain red boards with bright… Read more
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RACHEL, RACHEL aka A JEST OF GOD

by MARGARET LAURENCE

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Published
1968
Condition
Fine
Edition
First w new name
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This is a pristine first edition of the book club edition of Rachel, Rachel, published by Knopf in 1968. The book was the award-winning third novel by renowned Canadian author Margaret Laurence, and was originally published in 1966. It is about the sexual awakening of a 30-something New England schoolteacher. Its original title was A Jest of God.… Read more
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POMP & CIRCUMSTANCE

by NOEL COWARD

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Published
1960
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
First US
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This is a first American edition copy of Pomp and Circumstance, the only novel by Noel Coward (1899-1973) the English playwright so famous for his wit and depiction (or creation) of 'the chattering class'. It was published by Methuen in the UK, and Doubleday in the US, both in1960. The book was greeted with wide critical acclaim: "A… Read more
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