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The Man Who Had Everything
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The Man Who Had Everything

By Bromfield, Louis

New York: P.F. Collier & Son Corporation (c. 1935) Decorative dark green boards. Gilt title print to a well designed spine. Book remains bright with very little wear.. Hard Cover. Very Good Plus.

$14.95

The Rains Came
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The Rains Came

By Bromfield, Louis

New York: P.F. Collier & Son Corporation (c. 1937) A firm respectable book.. Hard Cover. Very Good.

$12.50

Lessons From The Wolverine
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Lessons From The Wolverine

By Lopez Barry Illustrations by Tom Pohrt

Toronto, Ontario: Key Porter Books Limited, 1997 Barry Lopez's story shows how one man comes to experience the wonderous power of animals and to understand his place in the natural world in a new way. Tom Pohrt's watercolor illustrations add vivid dimension to the story, bringing to life the land, people and animals the young man encounters on his journey through the arctic wilderness.. This story culminates in a spiritual adventure. An immaculate book.. First Edition First Printing. Hard Cover. As New/As New.

$14.95

Merry Christmas Mr Baxter
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Merry Christmas Mr Baxter

By Streeter, Edward Author Of Father of The Bride

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1956. Line drawings by Dorothea Warren Fox. Christmas card laid in the book at time of first purchase.The situations which confront the Baxters - and Mr Baxter in particular - as Christmas Eve appraoches are described with the wry humor which has endeared Mr. Streeter's books to so many. As in "Father of The Bride" and "Mr Hobbs' Vacation" he has caught the poignant frustrating and laughable aspects of a family situation which thousands will recognize as their own. A delightful read of course! Dorothea Warren Fox's line drawings illustrate the story so well. Decorated front board. Illustrated price-clipped dust jacket. Illustrated both front and back. Dust jacket shows natural age darkening to extremities with wear. A bright, clean book. A hard - to - find title.. First Edition Later Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.

$50.00

The Small General
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The Small General

By Standish Robert Author of 'The Three Bamboos"

Toronto: Reginald Saunders, 1945. Author's third novel. A novel by the same author that gave us "The Three Bamboos". etc. This book is a story of a business scandal, of love and conflict and patriotism, told in a highly entertaining way and laid in contemporary China. In his earlier novels Robert Standish has shown that he understands the Japanese as few Westerners do, and apparently he knows provincial China and the life manners of her people equally intimately. An enjoyable read.. First Edition, First Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good.

$40.00

The Violent Friend: The Story of Mrs Robert Louis Stevenson
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The Violent Friend: The Story of Mrs Robert Louis Stevenson

By Mackay Margaret

London: J M Dent and Sons Limited, 1969. An abridgment of the edition published in the U.S. by Doubleday & Co Inc 1968. This is the romantic life story of Robert Louis Stevenson and the talented and remarkable woman Fanny, who became his wife. She was ten years older than Stevenson, an American with a husband and two children when they met in France in 1876 and fell in love. A divorce ensued. Stevenson and Fanny married. This marriage became very controversial. Margaret Mackay narrates the extra ordinary story of that marriage. Fanny enraged many of Stevenson's friends, who included most of the literary world of Victorian England. A section of photographs, Bibliography and Index provided. An interesting read. A bright , sharp-cornered book in its photo illustrated dust jacket.. Abridged Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Good Plus.

$25.00

The Dark Lady
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The Dark Lady

By Auchincloss, Louis

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1977. The offices, penthouses and suburban chateaux of New York are the setting for Louis Auchincloss's The Dark Lady. Spanning three decades from 1930's to the McCarthy era, the novel chronicles a powerful woman's rise and the human toll it takes. The author examines the many faces of ambition and desire that rule both the schemers and dreamers of fashionable society. A bright book in a well-illustrated price-clipped dust jacket. Jacket painting by David Christenson.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.

$24.95

Accordion Crimes: Author of The Shipping News
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Accordion Crimes: Author of The Shipping News

By Proulx E. Annie

New York: Scribner, 1996. Complete number line. The green accordion travels from hand to hand over a hundred-year period, plays the music of many different ethnic groups. The story of the fictional accordion maker is set into a fictionalized account based on March 1891 articles in the New Orleans paper the Daily Picayune, of the real 1891 lynching of eleven Italians in New Orleans. A masterpiece of storytelling by this accomplished Pulitizer Prize Winner. A stunning novel - an excellent read! An exceptionally bright copy.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good.

$37.50

The Merry Heart : Selections 1980-1995
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The Merry Heart : Selections 1980-1995

By Davies, Robertson

Toronto: A Douglas Gibson Book. McClelland & Stewart, 1996. As close to an autobiography as we can ever expect, this collection of reminiscences, speeches, book reviews, paradies, and essays tells us a great deal about the writer and the man. The introductions to each of the twenty-four chapters add further biographical details, followed by tantalizing fragments from Davies own unpublished diary. Robertson Davies was without a doubt one of Canada's most distinguished men of letters. The contents of this book were planned and selected by the author and publisher before Robertson's death. The book was published a year later.Gift note to ffep. Price-intact photo dust jacket. A bright copy.. First Edition, First Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Fine.

$55.00

The Clintons and Others. Being the Fifth Book in the Chronicles of the Clintons
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The Clintons and Others. Being the Fifth Book in the Chronicles of the Clintons

By Marshall, Archibald

Dodd,Mead & Company, 1920. 1920 to title page. Copyright 1919. Frontispiece: Photo titled - Marshall's Chalet in Switzerland. The contents provide: (1) Kencote, (2) The Terrors, (3) The Son of Service, (4) In That State of Life,(5) The Builder, (6) The Little Squire, (8) Audacious Ann, (8) The Bookkeeper, (9) The Squire and The War. Decorated spine. A respectable copy.. Hard Cover. Very Good.

$24.50

Samuel Pepys  The Man In The Making
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Samuel Pepys The Man In The Making

By Bryant, Arthur

London: Cambridge University Press, 1945. 1945 to title page and copyright page. Reprint of the 1933 first edition. Frontispiece portrait of Samuel Pepys on semi-gloss stock. A list of illustrations provided, all present and in excellent condition. Preface by Arthur Bryant, followed by a shortened pedigree of Samuel Pepys to illustrate the relationship referred to in this volume. Eighteen chapters conclude with epilogue, note on the diary, list of authorities, bibliographical notes and index. Map end-papers - front shows "The Thames and the Medway." Rear end-paper is that of "London Under Charle II." Name to fep. Price-intact dust jacket. A respectable copy.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.

$27.50

Gabriela  Clove and Cinnamon
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Gabriela Clove and Cinnamon

By Amado. Jorge

New York: Alfred A Knopf, 1962. November 1962. BOMC Edition. Translated from the Portuguese by James L. Taylor and William L. Grossman. The story is set in the year 1925 in Ilheus, Brazil.... it was the year Gabriela moved in from the backlands, one of a flock of dirty, bedraggled migrant workers - but what a girl she turned out to be! A most enchanting heroine. Well designed spine. A very bright book. Price-clipped dust jacket.. Fourth Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good.

$22.50

Evelyn Waugh. Portrait Of A Country Neighbour
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Evelyn Waugh. Portrait Of A Country Neighbour

By Donaldson, Frances

London: Readers Union/Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1968. Orignally published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1967. The contents of this biography is divided into two parts. Part one - Piers Court covers: First Love, Social Occasions, A Family Friendship, The Real Mr. Pinfold, and Income Tax. Part two - Combe Florey covers: Visits To Somerset, Letters and Postcards and a Last Visit. An epilogue and index are also here as are a number of photographs. Price-intact dust jacket. A clean and bright copy.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$25.00

Love and Hatred : The Troubled Marriage of Leo and Sonya Tolstoy
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Love and Hatred : The Troubled Marriage of Leo and Sonya Tolstoy

By Shirer, William L

New York: Simon and Schuster, 1994. The author of The Rise and Fall of The Third Reich, The Rise and Fall of Adolf Hitler, The Berlin Diary, etc. now gives us his last book Love and Hatred being the stormy marriage of Leo and Sonya Tolstoy. It is a touching brilliant biography of one of literary history's most famous couples. A section of photographs on heavier semi-gloss stock, notes, bibliography and index provided. Name to ffep. Price-intact dust jacket. A bright attractive copy.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$29.95

Taps For Private Tussie
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Taps For Private Tussie

By Stuart, Jesse. Illustrated By Thomas Benton

New York: E.P Dutton and Company, Inc Copyright 1943. Taps For Private Tussie - Winner of the 1943 Thomas Jefferson Southern Award. " What Bret Harte was to the Outcasts of Poker Flat, and Joel Chandler Harris to the Plantation Negro, Jesse Stuart is to the folk of the Kentucky Mountains." in part by Ralph Thomson. Perhaps no living American artist is better fitted to bring Jesse Stuart's characters to life than Thomas Benton. Wonderful full-page drawings illustrate this! Stamped illustration to front board. Illustrated dust jacket shows toning to extremities. Readers will find this Book-Of-The Month copy to be an excellent inexpensive read.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.

$18.50

Traffics and Discoveries
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Traffics and Discoveries

By Kipling, Rudyard

Toronto: Morang & Co: Limited, 1904. Traffics and Discoveries is a book of adult short stories. Some of them being: The Captive - The Bonds of Discipline - A Sahibs' War - Their Lawful Occasions Part One and Part Two - The Comprehension of Private Copper - Steam Tactics, etc. A poem is written before each separate story. Rudyard Kipling won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1907 being the first English writer to do so. While the boards and gilt remain bright, leaves show pale spotting throughout text. A blind stamp reading: Canada Railway News Co appears on ffep. (This being an early publishing company). Corner paper loss to rear blank sheet - not an endpaper. Top edge gilt. A most serviceable copy.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket.

$27.50

Favourite Winter Stories From Fireside Al
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Favourite Winter Stories From Fireside Al

By Maitland, Alan (Selected and Introduced by)

Toronto: Viking, 1994. For more years than Alan Maitland probably cares to count, CBC Radio listeners have enjoyed the inimitate warmth and charm of "Fireside Al," Canada's best loved storyteller. Now, for the first time, Fireside Al's favourite winter stories have been collected in book form, offering fans of all ages a chance to put their feet up, sip some hot cocoa, and linger over the tales they've grown to love. Selected and introduced by the master narrator himself, Favorite Winter Stories is a highly personal anthology. From classics by Charles Dickens, Thomas Hardy, E.B. White, O.Henry, Edgar Alan Poe and Guy de Maupassant to Canadian favourites by Nellie McClung, Stephen Leacock, Margaret Laurence , Alice Munro, Thomas King and Audrey Thomas, it is certain to warm hearts, tickle funnybones and ignite imaginations from coast to coast. A lovely bright book in a price-intact illustrated dust jacket by Stephen Snider.. First Edition, First Printing. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine.

$27.50

Some Fell Among Thorns
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Some Fell Among Thorns

By Doner, Mary Frances

Philadelphia: The Penn Publishing Company, 1939. One title of Mary Frances Doner's books known as her "Great Lakes" novels. These novels focused on the people who sailed the freight and passenger ships on the lakes, their ambitions and joy in their work and the drama of storms and accidents; on the wives and girlfriends and the children who awaited them in the cities and small towns on the shore. The dedication page reads: To my brother, Captain Edward Horace Doner - whose ships have sketched his life's design across the broad canvas of the Great Lakes. Text shows age toning. A sound, respectable book.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket.

$38.50

The Living Novel
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The Living Novel

By Pritchett, V.S

London: Chatto & Windus., 1946. "The Living Novel" consists of thirty-two essays of which the first twenty-one are concerned with English novels - or more precisely, novels written in English - in historical perspective, beginning with Fielding and Richardson and ending with Walt Whitman and Stephen Crane. Of the remainder, one is devoted to the Italian Giovanni Verga, four to the French novelists and six to the Russians. In his introduction V.S. Prichett explains that the essays are not intended to form a body of literary criticism, nor yet a history of the novel. His approach is individual rather than scholastic, exploratory rather than dogmatic, and his aim is to discover, by analysing some of the great novels of the past, what a good novel ought to be. This book remains sound, bright and clean. While the price-intact dust jacket is still bright there is some edge paper loss. A most respectable copy.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Good.

$65.00

Barefoot In The Park: A Comedy In Three Acts
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Barefoot In The Park: A Comedy In Three Acts

By Simon, Neil

New York: Samuel French Inc, 1966. Stapled card covers. 93 printed pages cover the three acts followed with the property plot for each act, scene designs and ads for "Never Too Late" - "A Thurber Carnival" - "Come Blow Your Horn" and "A Thousand Clowns". A sound ,most servicable copy of this play. . Soft Cover. Very Good.

$16.50

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