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A Book of Vulgar Verse

by A Gentleman About Town

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Published
1981
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Fine
Edition
First Edition
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An anthology of Ballads, Sailors' Songs, Cowboy Songs, College Songs, Parodies, Limericks, and other humorous verses and doggerel now for the first time brought together in book form. An enjoyable collection of ill-bred, ill-mannered, rude and stimulating poems of or relating to the common people. List of Poets are J.W. Riley, Eugene Field, Rudyard Kipling, D.H. Lawrence, James Joyce, and… Read more
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The Complete Novels of Jane Austen Volume 1 Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park.

by Austen Jane

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Published
1992
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
Modern Library Edition
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A Modern Library Giant. The three novels present are (1) Sense and Sensibility (2) Pride and Prejudice (3) Mansfield Park. Short gift giving message to prelim. Price-clipped dust jacket. This attractively bound book has the look and feel of newness in a condition that promises to please.
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The Charles Dickens Encyclopedia

by Hardwick Michael & Mollie

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Published
1992
Condition
Fine
Edition
Wordsworth Edition
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£12.60

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This is one of the most comprehensive detailed and accurate single-volume reference books on the life and work of Charles Dickens ever compiled. Index provided.This encyclopedia will enormously enhance the pleasure of the novels for any reader.The illustrated dust jacket matches the hardboard front cover of the book in a most attractive way.The immaculate condition of this reference book promises… Read more
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Lessons From The Wolverine

by Lopez Barry Illustrations by Tom Pohrt

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Gilt Edge Books
Published
1997
Condition
As New
Edition
First Edition First Printing
ISBN
9781550138597
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£11.11

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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… Read more
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The Small General

by Standish Robert Author of 'The Three Bamboos"

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Published
1945
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Very Good
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First Edition, First Printing
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£29.73

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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… Read more
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The Violent Friend: The Story of Mrs Robert Louis Stevenson

by Mackay Margaret

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Published
1969
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Fine
Edition
Abridged Edition
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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… Read more
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The Dark Lady

by Auchincloss, Louis

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Published
1977
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780395254028
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£18.54

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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… Read more
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Accordion Crimes: Author of The Shipping News

by Proulx E. Annie

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Published
1996
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Near Fine
ISBN
9780684195483
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£27.87

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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… Read more
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The Merry Heart : Selections 1980-1995

by Davies, Robertson

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Published
1996
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition, First Printing
ISBN
9780771025846
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£40.88

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

by Marshall, Archibald

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Published
1920
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Very Good
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£18.21

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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… Read more
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Samuel Pepys The Man In The Making

by Bryant, Arthur

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Published
1945
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Very Good
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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.… Read more
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Gabriela Clove and Cinnamon

by Amado. Jorge

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Published
1962
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Near Fine
Edition
Fourth Printing
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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… Read more
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Evelyn Waugh. Portrait Of A Country Neighbour

by Donaldson, Frances

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Published
1968
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Near Fine
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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… Read more
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Love and Hatred : The Troubled Marriage of Leo and Sonya Tolstoy

by Shirer, William L

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Gilt Edge Books
Published
1994
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780671881627
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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… Read more
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Taps For Private Tussie

by Stuart, Jesse. Illustrated By Thomas Benton

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Very Good
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£13.75

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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… Read more
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Traffics and Discoveries

by Kipling, Rudyard

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Published
1904
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Good
Edition
First Edition
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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… Read more
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Favourite Winter Stories From Fireside Al

by Maitland, Alan (Selected and Introduced by)

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Published
1994
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Edition, First Printing
ISBN
9780670856107
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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… Read more
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Some Fell Among Thorns

by Doner, Mary Frances

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Published
1939
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Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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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… Read more
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The Living Novel

by Pritchett, V.S

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Published
1946
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
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£48.31

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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… Read more
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Barefoot In The Park: A Comedy In Three Acts

by Simon, Neil

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Published
1966
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Very Good
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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.
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