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Tales and Legends from India - The Noose of Fate,  The Vengeance of Manasa, The Adventures of...
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Tales and Legends from India - The Noose of Fate, The Vengeance of Manasa, The Adventures of Rama and Sita, The Curse of Kali, The Hare in The Moon, The Boy Who Could See Footsteps, The Story of The White Elephant, Sakuntala or The Ring of Remembrance

by Belgrave, Dorothy M. & Hart, Hilda; illustrated by Harry G. Theaker

  • Used
  • very good
  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Very Good
Edition
Assumed First Raphael Tuck Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Hamilton, Ontario
Item Price
$66.88

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London: Raphael Tuck & Sons -----The scan you see is the book you get. Red cloth with gilt on spine and paper paste-down on front board, full page colour frontis and 5 more full page colour plates plus at least 70 more black and white illustrations by H. G. Theaker, no date or indication of further printings, circa 1910 - 20?. Published by "Raphael Tuck & Sons" Publishers to Their Majesties the King & Queen and to H. R. H. The Prince of Wales. From the "Golden Treasury Library". Tight and clean, minore edge wear. 248 pages plus 8 pages of book ads. Contents include: Introduction ( The Call Of The East ) / The Noose of Fate / "Who'll Buy My Mangoes?" / The Adventurous Brethren: Part 1. The Rival Archers; Part 2. The House of Lac; Part 3. The Gambler's Wife; Part 4. The Great Battle / The Flute Player / The Hard-Hearted Princess / The Story of The White Elephant / Sakuntala, or The Ring of Remembrance / The Vengeance of Manasa / The Adventures of Rama… Read More
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$66.88
Daddy's Girl

Daddy's Girl

by Meade, L. T.; illustrated by Gordon Browne

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  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Very Good Plus
Edition
Assumed First
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Hamilton, Ontario
Item Price
$14.73

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Edinburgh: W. & R. Chambers, Limited -----The scan you see is the book you get. Teal cloth with dark blue decoration and lettering, 340 pages, circa 1912, with no indication of edition or reprint, assumed First, former owners inscription dated 1930 on inside front board, very minor age spotting to edges only, with thirty-seven illustrations by Gordon Browne including frontis. Check out the scans. . Assumed First. Hard Cover. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. Illus. by Browne, Gordon . 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.
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$14.73
Hill's Vest-Pocket Rules of Order

Hill's Vest-Pocket Rules of Order

by Ainsworth, Franklin F. (compiled and arranged by ---)

  • Used
  • near fine
  • Paperback
  • first
Condition
Used - Near Fine
Edition
First Thus
Binding
Paperback
Seller
Hamilton, Ontario
Item Price
$35.99

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Philadelphia: David McKay, 1898. -----The scan you see is the book you get. Deep red cloth with gilt on front board, blind stamped around title, clean tight and square, all edges red, no store stamps or names. 159 clean pages + 3 pages of book ads. "A digest of Parliamentary Procedure arranged in a natural order and intended for convention reference and practical use. In the early history of the United States Parliamentary Procedure was based on the rules and customs of the English Parliament. But we as a people have not the respect of the English for customs and precedents; hence we have made such innovations as we think are improvements; and changes are constantly made to the written rules of our legislative bodies. Thus in Congress each house adopts its own rules and consequently the two houses do not always agree in practice." Check out the scans. . First Thus. Leather Covers . Near Fine/No Jacket. 24mo - over 5" - 5¾" tall.
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$35.99
Poems Infinitum   ( SIGNED, LIMITED NUMBERED EDTION with LAID-IN ORIGINAL PIECE OF  ART WORK , 8...

Poems Infinitum ( SIGNED, LIMITED NUMBERED EDTION with LAID-IN ORIGINAL PIECE OF ART WORK , 8 1/2" By 5 1/2" )

by de Silaghi, Helena -(signed)-

  • Used
  • near fine
  • Hardcover
  • Signed
  • first
Condition
Used - Near Fine
Edition
First Edition Limited Numbered Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Hamilton, Ontario
Item Price
$235.88

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Downsview, Ont. : Parkdale Press , 1975. -----The scan you see is the book you get. Maroon coloured cloth with gilt on front board, SIGNED by Helena ( Bobbi ) De Silaghi, 104 clean pages, with 8 1/2" by 5 1/2" ( lightly attached to ffep ) original piece of art work by De Silaghi, book is tight clean and square, NF condition, dust jacket is also NF condition. LIMITED NUMBERED EDITON, # 10, numbered on back inside cover, check out the scan.. Signed by Author. First Edition Limited Numbered Edition . Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Illus. by Helena De Silaghi Sirag. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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$235.88
Jolly Juniors:  book two  1935,  book three  1935, book four  1936, book five  1936, book six...
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Jolly Juniors: book two 1935, book three 1935, book four 1936, book five 1936, book six 1937, book seven 1937, book eight 1938, book Nine 1938, book ten 1939, book eleven 1939, book twelve 1940 - for Grads 3 & 4, (11 books in all)

by School Publications & Specialties Ltd. ...E. M. Lee / Paul Kane / Myrtle Larson / I. A. Chapman / Myra Smith / K.A. Bastin / Clair Sibbald / Anne Grey / Margaret Messer / M. E. Anderson / Lina E. Abbott / and many more Uncredited Authors

  • Used
  • Paperback
  • first
Condition
Used - Very Good - Very Good Plus
Edition
First Editions
Binding
Paperback
Seller
Hamilton, Ontario
Item Price
$97.67

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Hamilton & Saskatoon Canada, : School Publications & Spcialties Ltd. 1st Editions Dated 1935 to 1940, 1935. -----The scans you see are the books you get. Eleven books, most books but one (Book Six) are in Very Good to Very Good Plus or better condition and are clean tight and square. These are semi-annual magazines for 3rd & 4th grade childen, two per year, Jan-June and Sept-Dec, 1935 to 1940, these are the teachers copies, ( Mrs. L.M. Pongres ). Most books are printed in B & W but some have colour printing. Books have 70 - 72 clean pages & measure 10" high and 7" wide Book Six (Good Minus) has some wear/tearing at the spine/staple area so cover is loose, Book Seven has some wear at spine with a small drop of moisture stain at bottom edge, Book Twelve has a small (1/2") scrape on front right side very minor, with some under-lining on one page. Most books have the teachers name on the front top right corner with the date (year and or month), all books have the… Read More
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$97.67
The Movie Book Club Preview - 72 Issues from 1972 to 1978

The Movie Book Club Preview - 72 Issues from 1972 to 1978

by The Movie Book Club; Roberts, Steve ( Director of )

  • Used
  • Paperback
  • first
Condition
Used - Very Good Plus
Edition
First Editions First Printings
Binding
Paperback
Seller
Hamilton, Ontario
Item Price
$99.95

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New York, N. Y.: Movie Book Club 1972 - 1978 -----The scans you see are the booklets you get. 72 issues of "The Movie Book Club Preview", all are tight clean and square, no names or writing, "Movie & TV Memorabilia" at its best. They start at issue # X (10) and go to issue # 85, missing only 6 issues in that run, but includes 2 unnumbered Xmas issues, also included is a "Membership" card (with name and #) in Very Good shape with a 1/8" closed tear at edge, most issues have 16 to 20 pages, most are in b & w with the early ones having colour. These "Preview" issues were sent out each month. The "Movie Book Club" started some time around 1971-2 (I believe). I have issue #10 (1972 date) and the set runs to 1978. 1 or 2 issues contain loosely laid in "Specials" ( 8" by 10 1/2" special book promos ) from "The Movie Book Club". This is a rare treat. Seldom will you find a nicer collection of "Movie… Read More
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$99.95
Richard B. Wright grouping:  - The Age of Longing; - Sunset Manor; - Tourists; - The...
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Richard B. Wright grouping: - The Age of Longing; - Sunset Manor; - Tourists; - The Teacher's Daughter; - Final Things; - Farthing's Fortunes; - In the Middle of a Life; - The Weekend Man; - Adultery; nine softcovers All SIGNED by Richard B. Wright

by Wright, Richard B -(signed)-

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  • as new
  • Paperback
  • Signed
  • first
Condition
As New
Edition
Firsts Firsts and Various Printings
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 13
9780006392064
ISBN 10
0006392067
Seller
Hamilton, Ontario
Item Price
$224.72

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Toronto: HarperPerennial / HarperCollins, 2001. -----The scans you see are the books you get. Nine large soft covers, all are SIGNED by Richard B. Wright on title page, all are in New Fine/As New condition, with only "Tourists" having a faint bend to front lower corner, no other names, all are tight square and clean, all with flat uncreased spines. Books are: "The Age of Longing" 1st HarperPerennial Canada Ed 3rd Print 2001, 218 pages / "Sunset Manor" 1st HarperPerennial Canada Ed 1st Print, 2002, 204 pages / "Tourists" 1st HarperPerennial Canada Ed 1st Print, 2002, 239 pages / "The Teacher's Daughter" 1st HarperPerennial Canada Ed 1st Print, 2004, 351 pages / "Final Things" 1st HarperPerennial Canada Ed 1st Print 2004, 180 pages / "Farthing's Fortunes" 1st HarperPerennial Canada Ed 1st Print 2003, 511 pages / "In the Middle of a Life" 1st HarperPerennial Canada Ed 2nd Print, 2001, 305 pages / "The Weekend… Read More
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$224.72
Beatlemania:  The Illustrated Treasury - The Trivia Game

Beatlemania: The Illustrated Treasury - The Trivia Game

by P & R Enterprises - (re The Beatles)

  • Used
  • near fine
  • first
Condition
Used - Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
Seller
Hamilton, Ontario
Item Price
$100.25

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Montreal: P & R Enterprises, 1984. -----Beatlemania: The Illustrated Treasury - The Trivia Game. Comes complete with two boxes of question and answer cards (never used), 24" by 24" (full colour with illustrations) playing board (never used), die & 6 colourful men still in original sealed plastic bag, complete directions (your goal, the rules, squares & their worth, scoring) and full pad for scoring (never used), comes complete in original red and white illustrated black box in Very Good condition with minor rubbing mainly to corners. Any image directly beside this listing is the actual game and not stock photo. First Edition. Boxed Game. Near Fine. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.
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$100.25
Magill's Guide to Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature  -complete four (4) volume Set...
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Magill's Guide to Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature -complete four (4) volume Set "Magill's Guide to Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature"

by Dawson, Dawn P.; Shippey, T. A.; Sobczak, A. J. (editors)

  • Used
  • Hardcover
Condition
Used - Very Good Plus
Edition
Second Printing
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 13
9780893569068
ISBN 10
0893569062
Seller
Hamilton, Ontario
Item Price
$129.95

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Pasadeana, California: Salem Press Inc, 1996. -----# 008325 - The scans you see are the books you get. The complete four volume set of "Magill's Guide to Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature", ex library, all four books are black faux leather / leather with gilt on spines, headbands, (lv) 1126, (xxxii) pages in total of all four volumes. ex library with, as far as I can tell, 3 stamps in each volume (one on the front edge, one on the title page, and one discard stamp on the ffep), each volume has a few ink reference #'s on the copyright page, books basically look unused, no pockets as these were from a School Library Reference section and were not loaned out. If these were not ex library I would have no trouble grading them as in Near Fine condition. Check out the scans. The books are: Volume 1: "The Absolute at Large - Dragonsbane" ; with Intro by T. A. Shippey; List of Genres / Volume 2: "Dream - The Lensman Series" / Volume 3: "Lest Darkness Fall -… Read More
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$129.95
The Key   -a book in the "Miss Silver" series

The Key -a book in the "Miss Silver" series

by Wentworth, Patricia (Dora Amy Dillon Turnbull) (1878 - 1961)

  • Used
  • very good
  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Very Good
Edition
First Edition First Printing
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Hamilton, Ontario
Item Price
$117.95

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London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1946. -----The scan you see is the book you get. Red cloth with white design and lettering, 278 pages, ink name on front end paper, front cloth has a small ripple/bubble where the cloth needs to be glued back down (check the scans) else very good plus, dust jacket is in Very Good condition with minor edge wear. Check out the scans. . First Edition First Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.
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$117.95
The Natural History of the Vampire.-illustrated
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The Natural History of the Vampire.-illustrated

by Masters, Anthony

  • Used
  • near fine
  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Near Fine
Edition
First Edition First Printing
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 13
9780246105448
ISBN 10
0246105445
Seller
Hamilton, Ontario
Item Price
$59.95

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London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1972. -----The scan you see is the book you get. Blood red cloth with gilt on spine, (vii) 259 pages plus 12 pages of b & w photos and illustrations, no names, Near Fine condition, dust jacket is in Near Fine condition price clipped. "Belief in vampires - creatures who arise at night from their graves & suck the warm blood of living men and women - has been know in practically every part of the world, and its roots are buried deep in pagan practices - in cannibalism, ancestor worship & blood sacrifice. Medieval Christianity, by condemning the vampire cult, merely increased the hysterical fear of the vengeful dead. Now, Anthony Masters, in this fascinating & comprehensive survey of vampire mythology, has restored the dreaded vampire to his former state of demonic power." Contents include: List of Illustrations / Intro / The Human Vampire or Psychic Sponge: Orgins / Vampire Traits and Practice / The Pagan Vampire / The Vampire in Christianity / The… Read More
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$59.95
Dracula sequence:  The Dracula Tape, The Holmes-Dracula File, An Old Friend of the Family, Thorn,...
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Dracula sequence: The Dracula Tape, The Holmes-Dracula File, An Old Friend of the Family, Thorn, Dominion, A Matter of Taste, A Question of Time, Seance for a Vampire, A Sharpness on the Neck, A Coldness in the Blood, Bram Stoker's Dracula - 11 books

by Saberhagen, Fred (Frederick Thomas Saberhagen)

  • Used
  • Paperback
  • first
Condition
Used - Very Good to Near Fine
Edition
1sts & 3rd Printing Various Years
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 13
9780441012138
ISBN 10
0441012132
Seller
Hamilton, Ontario
Item Price
$119.95

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New York: Ace / Tor / Signet, 2003. -----The scans you see are the books you get. All eleven (11) books are square tight and clean. This is the full 11 book set in the Dracula series, flat spines over half uncreased, 281, 249, 247, 347, 320, 284, 278, 310, 349, 383, 301 pages (plus 8 colour plates), ten books are First Editions with one book (The Dracula Tape) being a 3rd printing, minor edge wear. Books are: (Dracula sequence) The Dracula Tape / The Holmes-Dracula File / An Old Friend of the Family / Thorn / Dominion / A Matter of Taste / A Question of Time / Seance for a Vampire / A Sharpness on the Neck / A Coldness in the Blood / Bram Stoker's Dracula: The novel of the Francis Ford Coppola film, with afterword by Coppola and 8 pages of full-color photos. This is the full 11 book set in the Dracula series. (There are two short stories by Fred Sabergahen to complete the Dracula writtings. I have this one for sale "Box Number Fifty," (short story) "Dracula in London", ed.… Read More
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$119.95
The Beckoning Skyline and Other Poems  -(SIGNED)-
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The Beckoning Skyline and Other Poems -(SIGNED)-

by Milligan, James Lewis -(signed)-

  • Used
  • very good
  • Hardcover
  • Signed
  • first
Condition
Used - Very Good
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Hamilton, Ontario
Item Price
$49.88

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Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1920. -----The scan you see is the book you get. Blue cloth with black lettering, front & bottom deckle edges, 111 pages, SIGNED by author on title page (no inscription), Very Good condition with minor edge wear, small rubbed spot front board by the letter 'r' in "Other" (minor, check out the scans). "One of nine children, Milligan emigrated from England in 1911, & became a lay minister traveling a Methodist circuit in Ontario, for two years. He then became an editor of the Peterborough Review, joined The Globe and Mail as military correspondent at Camp Borden in 1914, and later became an editorial writer. In 1922, he left to do public relations for the Church Union campaign. In 1925, he joined the Mail and Empire staff, & later did public relations work for the Ontario Department of Mines for eight years. Milligan also wrote hymns. Among these is "There’s a Voice in the Wilderness Crying," (not in this book) which he… Read More
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$49.88