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cover of THE PROGRESS OF LOVE

THE PROGRESS OF LOVE

by ALICE MUNRO

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Louise Aird
Published
1986
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Very Good+
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First
ISBN
9780771066665
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This is a first edition of The Progress of Love, by the Canadian Nobel laureate Alice Munro. It is her 6th book and won the Governor General's Award for English Fiction in 1986. It is a collection of 11 short stories. 309 pages, no adornments. The book is yellow with green trim. A little of the color appears to have… Read more
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cover of OPEN SECRETS

OPEN SECRETS

by ALICE MUNRO

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Louise Aird
Published
1994
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Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780771066993
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This is a first edition (1994) of Open Secrets, the 8th book of short stories by the Canadian Nobel laureate Alice Munro. It is 8 stories over 294 pages. This book has not been read; it does not appear to have been opened. The dust jacket is unclipped. Aside from a tiny bit of shelfwear to the dust… Read more
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cover of TALES OF O. HENRY

TALES OF O. HENRY

by O. HENRY

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Louise Aird
Published
1993
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Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780880299428
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This is a near-perfect first edition of Tales of O. Henry, collected and published by Barnes & Noble in 1993. O. Henry (William Porter, 1862-1910) was the father of American short fiction; this book is 62 stories that cover the humor, irony and tragedy of his work. This copy is in near-perfect condition. Its only flaw… Read more
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cover of GRANTA 108: CHICAGO

GRANTA 108: CHICAGO

by

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Louise Aird
Published
2009
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Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9781905881123
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This is edition 108 (2009) of Granta: The Magazine of New Writing (it was originally a magazine). This is a special edition, titled Chicago, and contains short stories, essays and poetry relating to Chicago and contains works by Peter Carey, Don Delillo, George Saunders, Elaine Showalter et al (see contents photo). 288 pages, trade paperback with laminated covers. Heavily… Read more
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cover of DRESSING UP FOR THE CARNIVAL

DRESSING UP FOR THE CARNIVAL

by CAROL SHIELDS

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Louise Aird
Published
2000
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Fine
Edition
First
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This is a stated first edition of Dressing Up for the Carnival, written by the Pulitzer Prizing-winning Canadian author Carol Shields (1935-2003). It is a collection of connected short stories, about people who live their lives through illusions. This book has not been read, or even opened. The original book mark from the book store is still in… Read more
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cover of WASHINGTON IRVING'S SKETCH BOOK

WASHINGTON IRVING'S SKETCH BOOK

by WASHINGTON IRVING

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Louise Aird
Published
1985
Condition
Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780517457528
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$30.59

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This is a first (and likely only) edition of Washington Irving's Sketch Book, published by Avenel in 1985. It is a facsimile reproduction of the The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent., first published in 1819 and 1820. Geoffrey Crayon was the pseudonym of the American writer Washington Irving, who is most famous for the stories Rip… Read more
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cover of THE NEW MORNINGSIDE PAPERS

THE NEW MORNINGSIDE PAPERS

by PETER GZOWSKI

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Louise Aird
Published
1987
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780771037450
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This is an unread copy of The New Morningside Papers, the second volume of letters, opinion and stories by the famed Canadian journalist and broadcaster Peter Gzowski (1934-2002). Gzowski hosted various shows on CBC Radio for 30 years; his pieces are funny, sad, entertaining and informative. I say that this is a first edition because I… Read more
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cover of THE INVISIBLE ENEMY

THE INVISIBLE ENEMY

by Various

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Louise Aird
Published
1989
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First, 1st Printing
ISBN
9781555971182
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This is a stated first printing of The Invisible Enemy: Alcoholism and the Modern Short Story, published in 1989. It's a trade paperback--it was not published in hardcover. It is 15 short stories, by famous authors, about or involving alcoholism. It is broken down into sections: Family, Children, Progressions, Delusions and Trying to Stop. See contents… Read more
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cover of JOSEPH CONRAD: FIVE COMPLETE NOVELS

JOSEPH CONRAD: FIVE COMPLETE NOVELS

by JOSEPH CONRAD

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Louise Aird
Published
1979
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780905712406
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This is a first US edition of five complete novels of the British writer Joseph Conrad (1857-1924). The title of one of the books is considered offensive; it was published in 1897 and is now commonly referred to as 'The Narcissus'. The other novels in this book are Lord Jim (1900), Typhoon (1902), Nostromo (1904) and… Read more
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cover of THE COLLECTED RUDYARD KIPLING, ILLUSTRATED

THE COLLECTED RUDYARD KIPLING, ILLUSTRATED

by RUDYARD KIPLING

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Louise Aird
Published
1982
Condition
Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780517347980
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This is a first edition of The Collected Rudyard Kipling, Illustrated, published by Avenel in 1982. It is 1000 pages, and includes his best-known works: Captains Courageous, Kim, The Jungle Books, Just So Stories for Little Children, Puck of Pook's Hill, Stalky & Co., and Plain Tales from the Hills. It then adds 11 short stories. See photo… Read more
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cover of THE PURPLE DECADES

THE PURPLE DECADES

by TOM WOLFE

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Louise Aird
Published
1982
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First, Second Printing
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This is the stated second printing of The Purple Decades, a Reader, by the American author and journalist Tom Wolfe (1930-2018). It is a collection of 21 essays selected by Wolfe; they are from the '60s and '70s and are accompanied by his own black-and-white illustrations. Included are his famous profiles of Baby Jane Holzer and… Read more
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cover of EDGAR ALLAN POE STORIES

EDGAR ALLAN POE STORIES

by EDGAR ALLAN POE

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Louise Aird
Published
1961
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Fine
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This is a very nice copy, published in 1961, of Edgar Allan Poe Stories: Twenty-Seven Thrilling Tales by the Master of Suspense, with an Added Selection of His Best Poems. See photo of contents. As you can see, there is quite a bit of wear to the dust jacket, which is unclipped. The book itself is perfect. It does not… Read more
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cover of EROTIC WORKS OF D.H. LAWRENCE

EROTIC WORKS OF D.H. LAWRENCE

by D.H. LAWRENCE

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Louise Aird
Published
1989
Condition
Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780517643044
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$49.71

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This is a first edition (1989) of Erotic Works of D.H. Lawrence, Illustrated in Color with the Erotic Paintings of D.H. Lawrence. It includes novels, novellas, short stories, essays and poetry -- see contents photos. D.H. Lawrence (1885-1930) is known as one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century. He was prolific, but is most famous for… Read more
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cover of ALEXANDRE DUMAS: COMPLETE SHORT STORIES

ALEXANDRE DUMAS: COMPLETE SHORT STORIES

by ALEXANDRE DUMAS

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Louise Aird
Published
1927
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Fine
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Alexandre Dumas (pere) (1802-1870) was a French writer and remains one of the most-read French authors. He is most famous for The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers; his works have been adapted into 200 films. Short Stories by Alexandre Dumas Ten Volumes in One Published by Walter J Black Inc., 1927 (UK) Then, in the US, by P.F. Collier & Son, undated (I… Read more
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cover of THE COLLECTED STORIES of ISAAC BASHEVIS SINGER

THE COLLECTED STORIES of ISAAC BASHEVIS SINGER

by ISAAC BASHEVIS SINGER

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Louise Aird
Published
1982
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780374126315
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$53.54

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This is a first edition (1982) of The Collected Stories of Isaac Bashevis Singer (1903-1991), the Polish-American writer who is one of 13 American citizens to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. He wrote hundreds of stories; this selection was chosen by Singer. Singer wrote exclusively in Yiddish. His stories were translated into English by other writers, usually Saul Bellow.… Read more
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cover of C.S. FORESTER COLLECTION inc HORNBLOWER & AFRICAN QUEEN

C.S. FORESTER COLLECTION inc HORNBLOWER & AFRICAN QUEEN

by C.S. FORESTER

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Louise Aird
Published
1977
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780905712024
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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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cover of ENGLISH ROMANTIC WRITERS 1798-1832

ENGLISH ROMANTIC WRITERS 1798-1832

by David Perkins

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Louise Aird
Published
1967
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
First
ISBN
9780155226609
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$26.77

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This is a first edition of English Romantic Writers, an anthology produced in 1967 by David Perkins, Professor of English and American Literature, Emeritus, at Harvard University. It is selected works of English Romantic writers, each with a biographical sketch and a critical analysis of his work. It covers the years 1798 to 1832; it begins… Read more
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cover of THE BEST OF JAMES HERRIOT

THE BEST OF JAMES HERRIOT

by JAMES HERRIOT

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Louise Aird
Published
1982
Condition
Fine
Edition
First
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This is a pristine copy of The Best of James Herriot, Favourite Memories of a Country Vet, published by Reader's Digest (UK) and St Martin's in 1982. This is Herriot's own selection from his original books, with additional material by Reader's Digest editors. See photo of Contents. It is loaded with photos and illustrations, mostly in sepiatone but there… Read more
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cover of READERS DIGEST BEDSIDE BOOKS (TWO)

READERS DIGEST BEDSIDE BOOKS (TWO)

by Various

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Louise Aird
Published
1959
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
First
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$38.24

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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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cover of THE OXFORD BOOK OF HUMOROUS PROSE

THE OXFORD BOOK OF HUMOROUS PROSE

by Frank Muir

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Louise Aird
Published
1990
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Reprint
ISBN
9780192141064
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$22.94

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This is a first reprint of the Oxford Book of Humorous Prose, a 'Conducted Tour' by the English comedy writer Frank Muir (1920-1998). It is not a true anthology; it is a stroll through various humorists of various nationalities writing in English: the standard (Dickens, Twain), the expected (Dorothy Parker, Benchley, Shaw), the unexpected (Edgar Allen… Read more
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