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The New Zippy Stories

By: N/A

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Toronto, Herald Pub., 1942

Edition: Vol. 4, No. 7, Nov., 1942

Note the tiny missing corner, then bust a gut at the five stories in dated jargon, ads, and Pen Pals Heart Exchange. Back cover features ad for "The Woman Who Lived in Hitler's House" (A book). Someone could not resist lightly colouring in "Gay's" lingerie on p. 75. Warning: For military reasons, members of the Armed Forces are asked not to exchange letters with pen pals ! 96 pp. Will you look this good when you're 60 ? View more info

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Crown of Glory; or Faithful Unto Death; A Scottish Story of Martyr Times

By: N/A

Price: $60.00

Publisher: London, T. Nelson and Sons, 1876

Original decorated red cloth on bevelled boards. Cocked; corner wear. "By the author of Little Hazel, the King's Messenger."157 pp. Author unidentifed, but also wrote "Little Snowdrop and Her Golden Casket" and "Under the Old Oaks; or Won by Love," according to ads in back of this volume. View more info

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The Story of Noni Chatterji; A Tale of Zenana Life in Simla

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge,

Original red cloth on boards. Spine faded. "St. Mary's Sunday School, August, 1905" in ink on first free endpaper. A puzzling book. Noni is a lower-caste, illiterate woman in Northern India who meets Clare, a young British missionary. Clare teaches Noni to read. Noni marries, and eventually has a little girl (with no reference as to how or when she might have become pregnant). Noni is disappointed because she had wanted a boy, who by tradition would look aft... View more info

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A Race for Life; And Other Tales

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Religious Tract Society,

Blue cloth on boards. Nine short stories by various authors. Three splashes of light green paint to spine. Library bookplate and stamps. Stories are: A Race for Life; The Russian Lottery Ticket; The Clock We Were All Ashamed Of; The Young Fisherman of Heligoland; The Power of Music; The Flying Leap; David the Scholar; The Foundling of the Fens; and Anson Gregg's Wedding. 316 pp. View more info

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The Quest of Mary Selwyn; A Sequel to "Uncle Frank's Mary"

By: "Clementia", Sister of Mercy Mary Edward

Price: $1,000.00

Publisher: New York, Benziger Brothers, Inc., 1917

Edition: First Edition

Dark green cloth on boards. Title in black, framed by florals. Author is believed to be the head Sister of St. Patrick's Academy, Chicago, who was credited with a previous copyright to the title," Nancy", in 1911. DJ also by Charles Chambers is Very Good, with no writing or tears and only light surface wear and hand soil. Book could be rated Near Fine except for removed small address label on first free endpaper. Mary tells her uncle that she wants to make her fi... View more info

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More Letters from Billy

By: "Gray, Billy" (Thomas Campbell)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland, Goodshild, & Stewart, 1917

Edition: Reprint

Original grey cloth backed in brown on boards. By the author of "A Sunny Subaltern; Billy's Letters from Flanders." Front hinge cracked but secure. More letters from WWI by "Billly Gray" to his mother in Canada . Billy was injured two weeks earlier, and is now in 2nd London General Hospital in Chelsea. Author is Thomas Campbell. 121 pp. View more info

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By: "Ouida" (Maria Louise Rame)

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan and Co. Limited, 1908

Edition: First British Edition

Original dark blue blindstamped cloth with gilt lettering on cover and spine on boards. Begun for a considerable time before her death, 29 chapters had been set into type by the date of her passing, on which occasion it was decided to publish them without alteration. A prolific romance novelist who couldn't handle her considerable income, 445 pp. plus several ads. View more info

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Elsie's Widowhood

By: (Farquharson), Martha Finley

Price: $18.00

Publisher: London, George Routledge and Sons, Limited,

Tan cloth on boards. Cover shows Elsie sitting in chair and reading. Spine shows two daffodils. This is the seventh title in the series of 28. Originally published in 1880, this book follows Elsie's Children. Elsie's daughter, Elsie, is dealing with the absence of her fiance, who has gone to Europe to study. The family is doubly saddened by the sudden death of Elsie's husband, Edward Travilla. Elsie is comforted by her father, Horace Dinsmore. Gift note, previous... View more info

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Claudia; A Tale

By: A.L.O.E. (Charlotte Maria Tucker)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London, T. Nelson & Sons, 1876

Original brown cloth decorated in gold on beveled boards. Previous owner's name and brief notes in pencil. Rear hinge cracked. Wear to head and foot of spine and corner tips. 301 pp. No reviews found. View more info

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A Person of Discretion

By: Acland, Alice

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Collins, 1958

Original dark blue cloth on boards. Pictorial DJ has piece missing top of spine. Three sisters from Brussels become entangled in the black market and the Resistance in the closing stages of the war. Inscription/name on rear free endpaper. 256 pp. View more info

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A Death in the Family

By: Agee, James

Price: $45.00

Publisher: N.Y., McDowell, Obolensky, 1985

Edition: Reprint

Original blue cloth decorated in green and lettered in silver on boards. Unusual duplicate DJs, so inside one is FINE, while outside one is very good. "Waking" on p. 80. A beautiful copy with no writing or damage. Issued posthumously. 339 pp. View more info

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The Wanderer (Le Grand Meaulnes)

By: Alain-Fournier

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Toronto, Macmillan Company of Canada, Lts., 1928

Edition: First Canadian Edition

Original grey cloth on boards. Translated from the French by Francoise Delisle. Text in English. A "new boy" at school rapidly becomes the ringleader and is befriended by the headmaster's son, Francois, who tells the story. When the new boy, Augustin Meaulnes, does not return after a short errand until days later, Francois concludes by Augustin's strange behaviour that he has fallen in love. They set out together to find the girl. 306 pp. View more info

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Death of a Hero

By: Aldington, Richard

Price: $32.00

Publisher: London, Chatto and Windus, 1930

Edition: First Phoenix Library Edition

Original blue cloth on boards. The protagonist, Winterbourne, is learning that "The real test was beginning. Like everybody who had not been there, he was almost entirely ignorant of life in the trenches." - p. 272. An anti-WWI novel with censured expressions removed and replaced with asterisks. Previous owner's name, with no other writing and no damage. 440 pp. View more info

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The Queen of Sheba

By: Aldrich, Thomas Bailey

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, David Douglas, 1900

Original brown suede illustrated and lettered by pyrography. The story appeared in five parts in Atlantic Monthly in 1877, 14 years before My Cousin the Colonel, with which it is often twinned. The protagonist, a bank cashier and bookkeeper, plans a three-week holiday on horseback in northern New Hampshire. Mary, his newly-purchased steed, has her own agenda. 231 pp., followed by several attractively-illustrated ads. View more info

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The Golden Serpent

By: Alegria, Ciro

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York and Toronto, Farrar and Rinehart, Inc., 1943

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Red-orange cloth on boards. Previous owner's initials inside back cover. Feels like a travelogue through the highlands of Peru, led by an educated and observant guide. Characters are halfbreeds living along the Maranon River. 242 pp. Fiction translated from the Spanish by Harriet de Onis. View more info