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  • COOKE, George Willis
    A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL

    Boston: Milford House, 1972. Facsimile reprint of the 1906 original. Maroon cloth without jacket, as issued. Fine copy.; Octavo

    Book ID: 50541
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  • WILLIAMS, Stanley T. and Mary Allen Edge
    A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE WRITINGS OF WASHINGTON IRVING: a bibliographical checklist

    New York: Burt Franklin, 1970. Facsimile reprint of the 1936 original. Grey cloth without jacket, as issued. pp (xxii), 200, [2]. Index. Some cloth bubbling to inner margin of rear cover, else fine. ; Octavo

    Book ID: 50317
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  • DYER, Isaac Watson (Thomas Carlyle)
    A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THOMAS CARLYLE'S WRITINGS AND ANA

    New York: Octagon Books, 1968. Facsimile reprint of the 1928 original. Red cloth. pp (xiv), 587, index. Slight yellowing to page edges, else fine. 1.5 kg parcel. ; Octavo

    Book ID: 50249
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  • COLBECK, (Norman, compiler) [Tirthankar Bose, editor].
    A BOOKMAN'S CATALOGUE. The Norman Colbeck Collection of Nineteenth-Century and Edwardian Poetry and Belles Lettres in the Special Collections of the University of British Columbia. (2 volumes)

    Edition: First Edition

    Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 1987. Two volumes, dark grey cloth. Nearly fine. 3 kg parcel.; Quarto; pages

    Book ID: 55849
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  • Battiscombe, Georgina and Laski, Marghanita editors (Charlotte M. Yonge)
    A CHAPLET FOR CHARLOTTE YONGE

    Edition: First printing

    London: Cresset Press, 1965. Proceedings of the Charlotte M. Yonge Society with 13 papers by various authors, some of Yonge's work, genealogical tables, and a bibliography. Faint soiling to page edges, else fine in fine, price-clipped jacket. ; Octavo.

    Book ID: 51043
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  • THACKERAY, W.M.
    A COLLECTION OF LETTERS OF W.M. Thackeray 1847-1855. With Portraits and Reproductions of Letters and Drawings. Second Edition.

    London: Smith, Elder, 1887. Second UK printing, same year as the first. Quarto, original brown bevel edge cloth, brownish endpapers. [2], (x), (190), [4, ads] pp. Frontispiece portrait with tissue guard laid in, numerous other plates inserted, illustrations in text. All plates present. Light marks to rear cover; spine lightly darkened with nicks to spine tips, short tears to joints at top neatly repaired; bookplate to front pastedown; some foxing in text; hairline crack to front inner hinge but firm; in all a VG copy, tight in the binding. "The letters contained in this volume are in the course of publication in Scribner's Magazine, and the book is printed from the stereotype plates of a volume about to be…

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    London: Smith, Elder, 1887. Second UK printing, same year as the first. Quarto, original brown bevel edge cloth, brownish endpapers. [2], (x), (190), [4, ads] pp. Frontispiece portrait with tissue guard laid in, numerous other plates inserted, illustrations in text. All plates present. Light marks to rear cover; spine lightly darkened with nicks to spine tips, short tears to joints at top neatly repaired; bookplate to front pastedown; some foxing in text; hairline crack to front inner hinge but firm; in all a VG copy, tight in the binding. "The letters contained in this volume are in the course of publication in Scribner's Magazine, and the book is printed from the stereotype plates of a volume about to be published in New York" - publisher's preface. According to Van Duzer 32, the book was first published simultaneously in New York and London in 1887. 1.5 kg

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    Book ID: 16141
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  • TWAIN, Mark
    A CONNECTICUT YANKEE IN KING ARTHUR'S COURT.

    Toronto: Rose Publishing Co., no date (1890). Second Canadian edition (first was G.M. Rose [1889]). Squarish octavo, brown pictorial cloth stamped in blue, black and gilt, floral endpapers. pp [2], (xvi), 17-575, [3]. Book a bit leaned; wear to spine ends and a bit to outer corners; damp stain to lower inner corner of front cover not showing much and showing faintly to about page 50 of text; two dents to spine just above the imprint; yellowing to page edges; in all, about a VG copy otherwise, still decent in appearance, text clean and unworn, hinges not cracked. For once the Canadian edition was not a piracy. Issued under contract with Twain, made from US plates, and in a…

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    Toronto: Rose Publishing Co., no date (1890). Second Canadian edition (first was G.M. Rose [1889]). Squarish octavo, brown pictorial cloth stamped in blue, black and gilt, floral endpapers. pp [2], (xvi), 17-575, [3]. Book a bit leaned; wear to spine ends and a bit to outer corners; damp stain to lower inner corner of front cover not showing much and showing faintly to about page 50 of text; two dents to spine just above the imprint; yellowing to page edges; in all, about a VG copy otherwise, still decent in appearance, text clean and unworn, hinges not cracked. For once the Canadian edition was not a piracy. Issued under contract with Twain, made from US plates, and in a binding similar to that of the US edition, with the cover title shortened to A YANKEE IN KING ARTHUR'S COURT. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping may be required.

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    Book ID: 41841
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  • TWAIN, Mark
    A CONNECTICUT YANKEE IN KING ARTHUR'S COURT.

    Edition: First Canadian Edition

    Toronto: G.M. Rose & Sons, n.d. [1889]. Thick squarish octavo, grey pictorial cloth stamped in black, blue & gilt. Spine imprint reads "TORONTO/ THE G.M. ROSE & SONS CO./ LIMITED". (xvi), 17-575 pp. Cheap paper a bit tanned, with yellowing to page edges; spine very slightly darkened with a touch of rubbing to ends; ink owner name at front; VG+ overall. BAL 3429 note. McBride p. 129 . For once the Canadian edition was not a piracy. Issued under contract with Twain, made from US plates, and in a binding similar to that of the US edition, with the cover title shortened to A YANKEE IN KING ARTHUR'S COURT. It was registered for copyright 11 Dec., 1889. The US…

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    Toronto: G.M. Rose & Sons, n.d. [1889]. Thick squarish octavo, grey pictorial cloth stamped in black, blue & gilt. Spine imprint reads "TORONTO/ THE G.M. ROSE & SONS CO./ LIMITED". (xvi), 17-575 pp. Cheap paper a bit tanned, with yellowing to page edges; spine very slightly darkened with a touch of rubbing to ends; ink owner name at front; VG+ overall. BAL 3429 note. McBride p. 129 . For once the Canadian edition was not a piracy. Issued under contract with Twain, made from US plates, and in a binding similar to that of the US edition, with the cover title shortened to A YANKEE IN KING ARTHUR'S COURT. It was registered for copyright 11 Dec., 1889. The US edition was deposited 5 Dec., 1889. This is the correct first Canadian edition. Copies with the Rose Publishing Company imprint, also undated, are from 1890. Note: 2 kg parcel, extra shipping may be required.

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    Book ID: 134
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  • ROE, E.P.
    A DAY OF FATE

    Edition: First Canadian Edition

    Toronto: James Campbell, no date (ca. 1880). Blue decorated cloth stamped in black & gilt. pp [2], viii, (9)-450, [2]. Moderate wear to tips of very lightly darkened spine; small bumps to outer corners; endpapers yellowed with old tape stains on free endpapers; ink ownership inscription at front; cracked inner hinges neatly repaired; VG clean & tight copy otherwise. Made from US sheets with a cancel title leaf. First ed. was NY: Dodd, Mead, 1880. (Wright III 4609). AMICUS records this Canadian issue at LAC only.; Octavo

    Book ID: 28437
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  • HOWELLS, William D.
    A HAZARD OF NEW FORTUNES

    New York: Harper, 1890. Second edition, first in the two volume format (first ed. was in 1889 in a one volume format). Two volumes, original terra cotta cloth gilt lettered. pp (4), 332; (4), 332. Interesting bookplate on front pastedowns of Daniel Baugh (monkey with glasses, reading & writing, between two candles). Ink name on fly leaves and on rear pastedown of volume I; light rubbing and light age darkening to spines; s VG unworn pair otherwise. One of Howells' more important novel and his first set in New York. it reflects his growing interest in socialism and the problems of the machine age. The story involves a magazine financed by a millionaire farmer, the editor who hires a…

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    New York: Harper, 1890. Second edition, first in the two volume format (first ed. was in 1889 in a one volume format). Two volumes, original terra cotta cloth gilt lettered. pp (4), 332; (4), 332. Interesting bookplate on front pastedowns of Daniel Baugh (monkey with glasses, reading & writing, between two candles). Ink name on fly leaves and on rear pastedown of volume I; light rubbing and light age darkening to spines; s VG unworn pair otherwise. One of Howells' more important novel and his first set in New York. it reflects his growing interest in socialism and the problems of the machine age. The story involves a magazine financed by a millionaire farmer, the editor who hires a socialist, and a streetcar employees' strike, inspired by the Haymarket Riot. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping may be required.

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    Book ID: 41845
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  • A LITERARY MAP OF BALTIMORE, the Almost Athens of the Upper South., 1729-1969

    Cockeysville, MD: Baltimore County Historical Society, no date (1969?). Large sheet folded to make sixteen 4 1/2 x 9 1/8 inch panels. VG, clean copy.

    Book ID: 41870
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  • A LITTLE TOUR IN FRANCE. With illustrations by Joseph Pennell by JAMES, Henry
    JAMES, Henry
    A LITTLE TOUR IN FRANCE. With illustrations by Joseph Pennell

    Edition: First Illustrated Edition

    Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1900. Second edition, with minor revisions and a new Preface, the first illustrated edition (first was in 1884). Dark green pictorial cloth stamped in red, gilt, and pale yellow, top edge gilt, spine gilt lettered, binding design by Thomas Watson Ball. pp [2], (xiv), (352) + frontispiece with tissue guard and 43 other plates, 22 vignette illustrations in text. Nicks to spine ends; small abrasion to rear cover at inner top edge; small light spot to lower inner corner of front cover; tidy ink owner name at front; some underlining in red on pp 7, 19 and 68; yellowing to page edges; else a VG clean and tight, still atractive copy. BAL 10642. Edition of 2030 copies, of which about 1218 were in this binding.

    Book ID: 46917
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  • JAMES, Henry
    A LONDON LIFE. The Patagonia. The Liar. Mrs. Temperly

    Edition: First US Edition

    London: Macmillan, 1889. The US issue of the second UK (one volume) edition (i.e., first American "edition"). Dark blue cloth lettered and decorated in gilt, all edges trimmed, black endpapers, 2 pp ads with prices in dollars. Minor rubbing to spine ends, page edges yellowed, else fine and bright. E&L A33b. Supino 33.4.0. BAL 10587.; Octavo

    Book ID: 49794
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  • ZOLA, Émile
    A LOVE EPISODE. translated, with a preface, by Ernest Alfred Vizetelly ; and illustrated with ninety-four wood engravings from drawings by E. Thévenot.

    London: Hutchinson, 1898. Colonial Library issue, later printing. First was 1895. Translation of PAGE D'AMOUR. Plain red cloth gilt lettered. pp (xii), 386, (2, ads). Also endpaper ads. Spine a little darkened, yellowing to page edges; some separations in gutters; else a VG+ clean and unworn copy. ; Octavo

    Book ID: 50778
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  • GIFT, Theo. (pseud. of Dororthea Henrietta Havers, afterwards Boulger, 1847- 1923)
    A MATTER-OF-FACT-GIRL

    Edition: First US Edition

    New York: Henry Holt, 1881. 16mo, 17 cm, original mustard decorated cloth stamped in black. Ads on front and rear pastedowns and on verso of rear free endpaper. Book quite leaned; spine ends worn; page edges browned; three small holes to rear endpapers; crease to last two leaves and rear free endpaper; scattered light soil spots in text margins; text paper lightly toned; partial cloth split to rear joint repaired; in all, just a good, tight copy, text clean and unworn. Number 126 in the publisher's Leisure Hour Series. Published in London by Tinsley in 1881. This title not in Wolff (only one of her 11 or so novels is).

    Book ID: 36581
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  • AUSTIN, Mrs. (Sarah Austin) ( Holland, Lady (Saba Smith Holland). SMITH, Sydney, 1771- 1845
    A MEMOIR OF THE REVEREND SYDNEY SMITH. By his daughter, Lady Holland. With a selection from his letters, edited by Mrs. Austin. In two volumes

    Edition: First US Edition

    New York: Harper, 1855. Two volumes, octavo, original brown cloth, yellow endpapers. pp [2], (2), (xii), (13)- 378, [2], including a list of his articles in the Edinburgh Review and an index; [6], xviii, (19)-511, [3]. Moderate wear to spine ends of volume I, which also has the front free endpaper removed; 1920 ink owner names at front; small strip clipped from top of title leaf of volume two; mild foxing; else a VG clean, tight and unworn pair. Published in the same year as the UK edition. Sydney Smith, an Anglican cleric who promoted progressive causes - the education of women, the abolition of slavery and the teaching of practical subjects rather than the classics - was also…

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    New York: Harper, 1855. Two volumes, octavo, original brown cloth, yellow endpapers. pp [2], (2), (xii), (13)- 378, [2], including a list of his articles in the Edinburgh Review and an index; [6], xviii, (19)-511, [3]. Moderate wear to spine ends of volume I, which also has the front free endpaper removed; 1920 ink owner names at front; small strip clipped from top of title leaf of volume two; mild foxing; else a VG clean, tight and unworn pair. Published in the same year as the UK edition. Sydney Smith, an Anglican cleric who promoted progressive causes - the education of women, the abolition of slavery and the teaching of practical subjects rather than the classics - was also known as a great wit and humourist. One of his most famous lines was that his friend Henry Luttrell's idea of heaven was "eating pâté de foie gras to the sound of trumpets". Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.

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    Book ID: 42702
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  • TURGUENIEFF, Ivan S.(Turgenev].
    A NEST OF HEREDITARY LEGISLATORS. By Ivan S. Turguenieff. Done into English from the edition of Turguenieff's works published by Mr. Glazoonoff, St. Petersburg, 1913.

    Edition: First of this translation

    London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent, no date [1914]. Octavo, grey bevel edge cloth with paper spine label, no publisher's spine imprint. xii, 384 pp. Cancel title leaf. Spine lightly age-darkened with label tanned, lightly rubbed; bruises to outer corners of covers; text has a soft crease to lower outer corners; endpapers lightly tanned; minor skinning to rear pastedown from removed label; page edges yellowed; else a VG clean & unworn copy, tight in the binding. First of this translation, by Frantz Davidovitch Davis, the trade issue. There was also a private issue published [1914?] by the translator, there calling himself Francis Myddleton Davis. Same set of sheets for both, presumably. A translation of DVORIANSKOE GNEZDO (1859), it has also…

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    London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent, no date [1914]. Octavo, grey bevel edge cloth with paper spine label, no publisher's spine imprint. xii, 384 pp. Cancel title leaf. Spine lightly age-darkened with label tanned, lightly rubbed; bruises to outer corners of covers; text has a soft crease to lower outer corners; endpapers lightly tanned; minor skinning to rear pastedown from removed label; page edges yellowed; else a VG clean & unworn copy, tight in the binding. First of this translation, by Frantz Davidovitch Davis, the trade issue. There was also a private issue published [1914?] by the translator, there calling himself Francis Myddleton Davis. Same set of sheets for both, presumably. A translation of DVORIANSKOE GNEZDO (1859), it has also been translated into English as LIZA, as A NEST OF NOBLES, and as A NEST OF GENTLEFOLK. First edition in English was London, 1869. Laid in the slip printed on both sides designed to help with the Russian names of the main characters.

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    Book ID: 13228
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  • CHENEY, Mrs. H.V.[Harriet Vaughan (Foster) Cheney, 1796- ].
    A PEEP AT THE PILGRIMS in Sixteen Hundred Thirty-Six. A Tale of Olden Times. By the author of Divers Unfinished Manuscripts , &c.

    Edition: First US Edition

    Boston: Wells and Lilly, 1824. Two volumes, 12mo, 20 cm. pp 306, [2]; 276. Two binder's blanks front and rear of each volume. Bound with old marbled boards, new brown leather spines with paper labels, new floral endpapers. Text pages untrimmed. Externally fine, internally VG, clean & unworn, with light foxing and yellowing, some corner creases in Volume I. Watters p. 260. No copies located on AMICUS. Cheney was one of a pair of liberal American women who emigrated to Montreal with their husbands and concerned themselves with the education of Canadian children. Eliza Cushing and Harriet Vaughan Cheney, along with another American emigrée Eleanor H. Lay, founded "The Snow Drop" (1847-53), a Canadian monthly for children. The sisters…

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    Boston: Wells and Lilly, 1824. Two volumes, 12mo, 20 cm. pp 306, [2]; 276. Two binder's blanks front and rear of each volume. Bound with old marbled boards, new brown leather spines with paper labels, new floral endpapers. Text pages untrimmed. Externally fine, internally VG, clean & unworn, with light foxing and yellowing, some corner creases in Volume I. Watters p. 260. No copies located on AMICUS. Cheney was one of a pair of liberal American women who emigrated to Montreal with their husbands and concerned themselves with the education of Canadian children. Eliza Cushing and Harriet Vaughan Cheney, along with another American emigrée Eleanor H. Lay, founded "The Snow Drop" (1847-53), a Canadian monthly for children. The sisters also contributed to the "Literary Garland". "HARRIET V. CHENEY is a native of Massachusetts. Her love of literature was developed in childhood, probably owing much to the influence of her mother's taste and genius, who was author of one of the earliest American novels, 'The Coquette, or History of Eliza Wharton.' Soon after she left school, she wrote, in conjunction with her sister, 'The Sunday School, or Village Sketches.'" Her next work was "A Peep at the Pilgrims," which was republished in London. "The Rivals of Acadia" was the next; and then for a number of years her time was devoted to her family. The death of her husband led her again to literary exertions; and she wrote "Sketches from the life of Christ," and "Confessions of an Early Martyr," and afterward wrote largely for a magazine in Canada, to which region she removed". - American Biographical Library. "Perhaps the best and most detailed of the early 19th century novels of the Puritans [and] probably the best novel of its kind until `Standish of Standish.'"--Scribner, American Historical Novels 16. Rare.

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    Book ID: 46645
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  • CRAIGIE, William A. (Robert Burns)
    A PRIMER OF BURNS

    Edition: First printing

    London: Methuen, 1896. Green cloth. pp (8), (188) + 40 pp Feb 1907 catalogue. Yellowing to page edge else a VG+ copy. Useful Burns checklist at rear. ; 12mo

    Book ID: 50257
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  • A SAILOR'S SWEETHEART by RUSSELL, W. Clark
    RUSSELL, W. Clark
    A SAILOR'S SWEETHEART

    New York: New Amsterdam Book Company, 1897. A later US edition (first US was in 1880). Original maroon ribbed cloth very tastefully and elaborately decorated in a gilt floral pattern, top edge gilt. Frontispiece and 7 other illustrations inserted. Small ink notation to front pastedown; rubber stamped name to front free endpaper; spine lightly age-darkened, lightly rubbed to tips and joints, gilt just a little dulled; a bright, nearly fine copy otherwise of this handsome edition. Another nautical novel by the author of THE WRECK OF THE GROSVENOR.; Octavo

    Condition: Very Good

    Book ID: 11148
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