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Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales

By Hans Andersen

London, UK: The Folio Society. As New in Fine dust jacket. 1995. Eleventh Printing. Hardcover. Folio Society, hardcover in slipcase. 2003 - 11th printing of 1995 original. Excellent, near new condition. Red cloth hardcover with gilt decoration is clean and unmarked, with no visible wear. Red slipcase has very minor scuffing. Sixteen colour plates and numerous b/w illustrations by W. Heath Robinson. English language version of the noted Danish authors most beloved tales. 17 stories, including The Marsh King's Daughter; Tommelise; The Snow Queen; The Little Mermaid; The Nightingale; The Emperor's New Cothes and others. Originally published by Constable & Co. In 1913. (1340-11-18) ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 289 pages .


Journey to the Centre of the Earth

By Jules Verne

The Folio Society. As New in Fine dust jacket. 2001. Hardcover. Folio Society 2001, hardcover in slipcase. Excellent, as new condition. Hardcover is clean and unmarked, no visible wear. Dark blue slipcase has at most slight scuffing. Nine colour plates by Grahame Baker. Translated by William Butcher. Intro by Michael Crichton. Jules Verne (1828-1905) was a French author best known for his tales of adventure, including Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea, Journey to the Center of the Earth, and Around the World in Eighty Days. A true visionary, Verne foresaw the skyscraper, the submarine, and the airplane, among many other inventions, and is now regarded as one of the fathers of science fiction. (720-11-18); 8vo; 231 pages .



By Thomas Hardy, Cyril Aldred (editor)

London & New York: MacMillan & Co. / St. Martin's Press. Very Good+ with no dust jacket. 1956. Hardcover. The Scholar's Library Series, 1956 printing. Hardcover 12mo (no jacket as issued? ) . Pages clean and intact, previous owner's info on 1st blank endpage, and small notes about the book (in ink) on last blank endpage, otherwise unmarked. Age tanning to pages and inside covers. Green cloth hardcover has light scuffing, slight wear to corners and one light crease on front, gilt decoration on spine. "Clym Yeobright, native of Egdon Heath, returns from the bright society of Paris and, as any reader of Hardy knows, all is not smooth. He is quickly taken by and marries the one woman he should not - Eustacia Vye....." Intro by Sylvia Lynd. (295noto,0415); The Scholar's Library; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 503 pages .


White Fang

By Jack London

New York: Airmont Publishing. Very Good. 1964. Mass market paperback. Very good. Pages clean and intact other than first introduction page which is partially loose at bottom edge. Same page also has a tiny address stamp from previous owner. Age tanning to page edges and inside covers. Cover has a couple tiny light creases, no crease on spine. (110os,0814) ; Classics Series CL36; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 192 pages .


Animal Farm, a Fairy Story

By Orwell, George

London: Longmans Canada Ltd.. Good. 1963. Hardcover. Small red hardcover (7" tall) , no jacket as issued. Ex-school library markings and rear pocket. Cover has moderate wear and soiling, pages intact with small amounts of underlining, a few earmarks and occasional small edge tear. Solid reading copy, not collectable. (155osl, 0211); 12mo 7" - 7½" tall .


Gulliver's Travels

By Swift, Jonathan

Signet Classics. Very Good. 1969. Softcover. 0886659091 . Later reprint. Pages clean and unmarked, age tanning to pages and inside covers, no markings. Cover has light edgewear and some light creasing. The fantastic tale of the four voyages of Lemuel Gulliver. (170noto) ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall .


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By Cordell, Alexander

Doubleday & Company. Very Good+ in Good dust jacket. 1959. Hardcover. Pseudonym of George Alexander Graber. HC/DJ - very good/fair. Hardcover is clean and unmarked, with light wear at corners, corner bumping and a little rubbing along spine. Jacket has numerous edge chips and tears, soiling to rear, age tanning, price clipped. The story of a family of good intent, but ill fortune who slaved for the owners of the iron-smelting furnaces of a historical Welsh village. [480 ]; 8vo .


THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Classics Illustrated, No. 18
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THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Classics Illustrated, No. 18

By Hugo, Victor

Gilberton Company / Classics Illustrated. Good+. 1970. Softcover. Pages clean with a little ink rubbing on a few pages. Several small edge tears and one longer closed tear on page 5. Cover has several small creases and moderate edgewear. Rear cover is soiled with mail order coupon filled out in pen. Colour illustrations. Stapled magazine format. Featuring stories by the world's greatest authors. (*lower shipping available to all locations) [76-osl] ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall .


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By Steinbeck, John

Viking Press. Good+. 1945. First Edition; Third Printing. Hardcover. B0026PEX64 . Viking Press. 2nd printing before publication, third printing January 1945. NO dustjacket. Yellow cover has light to moderate wear, bumping and rubbing at corners, moderate soiling/spotting of covers, tanning to spine. Pages clean and unmarked other than date written on 1st endpage and some erased pen markings on same page and and a few light spots inside covers. Light age tanning to pages. "Cannery Row focuses on the acceptance of life as is--both the exuberance of community and the loneliness of the individual. Creating characters based on his memories of real inhabitants of Monterey, California, Steinbeck interweaves the stories of Doc, Henri, Mack, and the boys in a world where only the fittest survive. " [261]; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall .



By Simenon, Georges

Penguin Books. Good. 1960. Softcover. Penguin Books 1960 printing. Includes two novels: Blind Path and Banana Tourist. Pages are clean and unmarked other than previous owner's name on endpage and green booksale stamps on top edge of pages (has leeched into top edge a bit). Cover has moderate edgewear, tears to spine ends and small piece torn from spine bottom. Complete and unabridged. (163-osl]; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall .



By Plato, Epictetus, Aurelius

Grolier Enterprises Corp.. Near Fine. 1980. Hardcover. B000K2GDZY . Grolier 1980, no jacket as issued. Excellent condition - brown faux-leather with gilt decoration on front, spine and outer edge of pages, slight wear to outer corners. Interior clean, tight and unmarked other than a staple mark on frontispiece page. 345 pages. Part of the Harvard Classics series. Translated by Benjamin Jowett, Hastings Crossley & George Long. [580] ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .


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By Levin, Ira

The Stephen King Horror Library. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 2003. Hardcover. 0965723178 . Excellent copy. Hardcover is clean, tight & unmarked, a little bumping to spine ends. Jacket has light scuffing & a small amount of edge wrinkling. "The basis of the 1968 Oscar-winning film, a tale of the demonic follows a young couple who move into a Manhattan apartment and are haunted by their eccentric elderly neighbors. " (*shipping will be reduced after checkout to some locations) [404-notosl]; 8vo .


THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA 75th Anniversary Edition
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THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA 75th Anniversary Edition

By Leroux, Gaston

Dorset Press. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1985. Hardcover. 0880292989 . Very nice, clean, tight condition. Hardcover is unmarked other than name written small on endpage (easily covered). Jacket has scuffing, slight edge wrinkling, a little age tanning to edges and one small closed tear. From the Author's introduction - "The Opera Ghost really existed. He was not, aas was long believed, a creature of the imagination of the artists, the superstition of the managers, or the absurd and impressionable brains of the young ladies of the ballet, their mothers, the box-keepers, the cloak-room attendants, or the concierge. No, he existed in flesh and blood, thaough he assumed all the outward characteristics of a real phantom, that is to say, of a shade. " [478]; 8vo .



By O'Mara, Lesley (edited by)

Carroll & Graf Publishers. Very Good. 1990. First Edition. Softcover. 0881846457 . Clean, tight condition. Pages clean and unmarked. B/w illus. Cover has light edge/corner wear and light corner curling. " This charming collection of the cream of cat stories includes works by James Herriot, P. G. Wodehouse, Damon Runyon, Doris Lessing, Patricia Highsmith, Emile Zola, and fifteen others. The many fine line drawings add greatly to the book's appeal. " [401] ; 8vo .


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By Joyce, James

Viking Press. Good+. 1973. Softcover. 0670000094 . Reprint. Age tanning to cover & light to moderate edgewear. Internal pages are tight, however several pages have underling/small amounts of writing. Price stickers on front. "A masterpiece of subjectivity, a fictionalized memoir, a coming-of-age prose-poem, this brilliant novella introduces Joyce's alter ego, Stephen Daedelus, the hero of Ulysses, and begins the narrative experimentation that would help change the concept of literary narrative forever...." (120? -osl) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .


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By Russell, Andy

Mcclelland & Stewart. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1998. First Edition. Hardcover. 077107882X . HC/DJ - near fine/VG. Harcover is clean and unmarked, very light edgewear and a little fading to edges, slightly cocked forward at spine. Jacket has light edgewear, scuffing and creasing to front flap, not price clipped. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; "Andy Russell was a master storyteller, and this collection of new and previously published tales evokes as if by magic the irresistible allure of the campfire. It’s not hard to imagine the starry sky above and the sound of the pack horses as they sleepily crop the grass nearby. Some of Andy’s tales are about his own youth. Others are part of western lore and the history of the west. Others concern those whose trails crossed his, or whose legends he heard over campfires long ago. Some of the stories dwell in the past, and others deal in the present. Some are about horses, grizzlies, owls, and other wildlife; some commemorate old mountain men or cunning city slickers. What all these yarns have in common is the unique style of the most celebrated of all Canadian cowboys, the inimitable Andy Russell. " [700] .



By Douglas, Lloyd C.

New York: International Collectors Library. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1942. Hardcover. C. 1942, later printing. Red faux leather hardcover with gold decoration. Very light edgewear and bumping, crack along spine well on both sides, light spotting to bottom edge of pages. Pages are clean & tight except for a first small section of pages which appears to have slight water damage to bottom right corner, in that it is slightly wrinkled, with a little red colour leeched from the front corner of the cover. No markings in book. "The theme of this novel is the revolution which followed the death on the cross of the Galilean, Jesus. Marcellus, a young Roman Tribune, reluctantly plays the part of executioner, and the deed leaves its mark on him. The instrument which changes his life is the robe of the dead Jesus, which is gambled for by the soldiers at the foot of the cross. He then sets forth on a quest to find the truth about the Nazarene's robe, a quest that reaches to the very roots and heart of Christianity. "; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall; 472 pages .


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By Shute, Nevil

London: Heron Books. Fine. 1968. Hardcover. Excellent condition. Red faux-leather, gilt tooling on front (not rubbed) , ribbon marker and original illustrations, no jacket as issued. Clean, tight and unmarked, slight bumping to corners. "They are the last generation, the innocent victims of an accidental war, living out their last days, making do with what they have, hoping for a miracle. As the deadly rain moves ever closer, the world as we know it winds toward an inevitable end.... " (400); 8vo 8" - 9" tall .



By Horgan, Paul

Farrar, Straus & Cudahy. Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket. 1961. Hardcover. B001O1TMRQ . Book club edition. Hardcover clean and unmarked, light edgewear, corner bumping. Dustjacket has light edgewear and several small tears, one 2" taped tear on front. Age tanning. B/w illustrations. A novelization of the young Abraham Lincoln's early years in New Salem, Illinois. A novelization of the young Abraham Lincoln's early years in New Salem, Illinois. (400-osl) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .



By Hawthorne, Nathaniel

World's Best Reading/Reader's Digest. Fine. 1989. First Edition. Hardcover. Reprint. No jacket as issued, excellent condition. Half bound with faux leather on spine. Clean, tight & unmarked, only minimal wear overall. Full page illustrations by Lars Hokanson. Afterword by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow & Edgar Allan Poe. 335 pages. Collection of previously published short stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne, issued in 1837 and revised and expanded in 1842. The 1837 edition consisted of 18 stories; the 1842 enlargement brought the total to 39. This edition contains 27 stories. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .


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