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EVERY IDLE DREAM., Darwin, Bernard.  Illustrated by Elinor Darwin.
1 Darwin, Bernard. Illustrated by Elinor Darwin. EVERY IDLE DREAM.
Collins, London, 1948, first edition. 
255 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. "Everyone who enjoys good prose or sport, and particularly both together, knows the name of Bernard Darwin whose chronicles of golf and Fourth Leaders in 'The Times' have for so many years been an almost indispensable part of life to many people. In this book Mr. Darwin tries his hand for the first time at the long essay, covering a diversity of topics in life and literature in the same easy, original way, seeing the m e a n ing behind familiar things and expressing them in his exquisitely right and simple style. The topics range from a collection of toy soldiers in childhood, through titanic matches in sport to the cosy contemplation of his sporting prints by hi s fi re side, and all alike evoke a rich and human world." Light browning to edges of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light foxing on rear cover and minor on rear endpapers. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkl ing , a f ew small edge tears and one small chip, slight foxing/soiling on rear panel, browning on spine, slight soiling on front panel. Very Good-/Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
2 Gagnon, Georgette and Rath, Dan. NOT WITHOUT CAUSE: DAVID PETERSON'S FALL FROM GRACE.
Toronto HarperCollins 1991 0002158426 / 9780002158428 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
408 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs. "The stunning defeat of David Peterson's powerful Liberal government on September 6, 1990 broke many of the old rules for Canadian elections - and provided the first glimpse of how future elections will be fought. At the center of the story: Liberal leader David Peterson. Young, handsome and rich, he embodied the glory years of the 1980s when Yuppies, BMWs and image politics ruled. His decision to 'go early', to call an election only three years into his mandate, set the wheels in motion. His campaign attracts some of Canada's leading political players: campaign chair Kathy Robinson, whose pivotal position becomes a hotseat as the Liberal slide begins; former Trudeau pollster Martin Goldfarb, anxious to keep a Liberal government in power; David MacNaughton, Goldfarb critic and rival; Bob Nixon, the tough and respected treasurer faced with scuttling his balanced budget in a last-ditch vote-buying attempt; aide Vince Borg, Peterson's long-time friend, who tries to protect the premier from protesters and Liberals alike. These key players and an army of policy experts, strategists, party members, candidates and reporters tangle and clash in the race for power. (The) gripping account of how the Peterson Liberals did not anticipate or prepare for the new trends emerging in Canada's electoral process: the increasing power of special-interest groups, campaign strategies that attack incumbents without offering alternatives, negative advertising, the critical importance of perceptions and the media, an electorate with declining party allegiances and the rise of non-traditional parties. It's also the reavealing tale of how Ontario's New Democratic and Progressive Conservative parties ran campaigns that became a perfect match for the volatile mood of voters." Remainder mark on bottom of text block at spine. Dust jacket has very minor wrinkling at top of spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
INFINITE RICHES:  THE ADVENTURES OF A RARE BOOK DEALER., Magee, David.  Introduction by Lawrence Clark Powell.
3 Magee, David. Introduction by Lawrence Clark Powell. INFINITE RICHES: THE ADVENTURES OF A RARE BOOK DEALER.
Toronto Fitzhenry & Whiteside 1973 0839735537 / 9780839735533 First Canadian Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
274 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w illustrations. "Life in the rare book business can be filled with excitement and surprise, as described by David Magee, San Francisco antiquarian bookseller, in this witty and highly civilized account of some of his adventures here and abroad. With lively humor and sophistication, Mr. Magee entertains and enlightens as he tells amusing and suspenseful anecdotes about the people he has encountered, the places he has visited, and the events he has attended in the course of nearly half a century in the rare book trade. (His) vignettes of the many and varied clients, confreres, dear friends and strangers with whom he has dealt are a charming pageant of human beings - sometimes eccentric, amusing or moving - always vivid to the reader." Very small stamp mark (bird) on top of text block, minor wrinkle at top of spine, light toning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has very light edge wear, light browning at inside edges and on flap-folds, one tiny edge tear. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
GOR.  I. TARNSMAN OF GOR.  II. OUTLAW OF GOR.  IV. NOMADS OF GOR.  V. ASSASSIN OF GOR.  VI. RAIDERS OF GOR.  VII. CAPTIVE OF GOR.  VOLUMES 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 & 7 of THE CHRONICLES OF COUNTER-EARTH. OR  THE TARL CABOT SAGA., Norman, John.  (Pseudonym of John Frederick Lange, Jr.)
4 Norman, John. (Pseudonym of John Frederick Lange, Jr.) GOR. I. TARNSMAN OF GOR. II. OUTLAW OF GOR. IV. NOMADS OF GOR. V. ASSASSIN OF GOR. VI. RAIDERS OF GOR. VII. CAPTIVE OF GOR. VOLUMES 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 & 7 of THE CHRONICLES OF COUNTER-EARTH. OR THE TARL CABOT SAGA.
New York Ballantine Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good Robert Foster & Gino D'Achille cover art. 
6 novels from the Gor series - volumes I, II, IV, V, VI, VII (1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7) **Please note: Volume III (3) - Priest-Kings of Gor - is not included here**. All published by Ballantine, 7" H, with yellow/orange textblock edges. I. Tarnsman of Gor - 219 pp, 8th US printing, 1975, ISBN 345247752150. II. Outlaw of Gor - 254 pp, 6th US printing, 1973, ISBN 345224868095 - "In which Tarl Cabot, fighting Tarnsman of Gor and proud warrior of Ko-Ro-Ba, finds his home city razed, his wife and family scattered, possibly destroyed by the dreaded Flame Death of the Priest-Kings of Sardar - and Tarl himself declared outlaw." IV. Nomads of Gor - 344 pp, 8th US printing, 1975, ISBN 345247841150 - "Far south of the Sardar Mountain Tarl Cabot pursues his mission for the Priest-Kings of Gor. He must find their last precious link to survival. All Tarl knows is that it is hidden somewhere among the teeming hordes of the savage Wagon People and that he might well be inviting death to ask for it directly." V. Assassin of Gor - 409 pp, 7th US printing, 1975, ISBN 345246861150 - "Kuurus, of the dread caste of Assassins, was on a mission of vengeance. For in the newly rebuilt city of Ko-Ro-Ba, someone had foully murdered a young warrior with flaming red hair - the mark of Tarl Cabot of Ko-Ro-Ba, and formerly of Earth. All guilty men feared a hunting assassin - for none knew which was to be the victim." VI. Raiders of Gor - 312 pp, 6th US printing, 1975, ISBN 345247019150 - "Tarl Cabot makes his way to Port Kar, sinkhole of Gor, home to every outlaw and pirate on the planet - Port Kar, crowded, squalid, malignant, preying on the ships that sailed the beautiful Sea of Thassa. To such a city came Tarl Cabot." VII. Captive of Gor - 370 pp, 5th US printing, 1974, ISBN 345243846150 - "Elinor Brinton of New York City - beautiful, rich, spoiled, used to having her way with the men of Earth - is hunted down and abducted by alien beings to find herself a captive on Gor, where men are absolute masters, and women their complete slaves." Interiors - previous owner's name in red ink on inside of front covers except volume IV, minor toning to inside edges of covers, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - a few minor scuffs to edges of text blocks; a few minor corner curls; volume VII has a tiny scuff mark on the spine, has light edge wear/wrinkling and a light spine crease. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
THESE MY FRIENDS AND FOREBEARS:  THE O'BRIENS OF DROMOLAND., O'Brien, Grania R.
5 O'Brien, Grania R. THESE MY FRIENDS AND FOREBEARS: THE O'BRIENS OF DROMOLAND.
Whitegate, County Clare Ballinakella Press 1991 0946538034 / 9780946538034 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Inscribed By Author
259 pp, small 4to (10 1/8" H), glazed pictorial boards. B&w photographs, drawings, family trees, reproductions. Inscribed on front free endpaper: "With best wishes for happy reading from the author Grania R. O'Brien 1991". "(The author) is the younger daughter of the 16th Baron Inchiquin. She was brought up at Dromoland Castle in County Clare, the O'Brien family home until it was sold in 1962. Using much previously unpublished material for this publication, she has researched in the Irish Record Offices; the National Library; Trinity College, Dublin; the Clare Champion; the Northern Ireland and London Public Record Offices as well as using other sources." Contents: List of Illustrations; Introduction and acknowledgements; Dromoland - The House Itself; Donat (Sir Donough) O'Brien moves to Dromoland; Lucius O'Brien and the Keightleys; Sir Edward O'Brien - Racing Days; Sir Lucius O'Brien and Ann French; Politics, Building and Famine; The Trial of William Smith O'Brien; Problems with Louisa, Lady Inchiquin; The End of the Nineteenth Century; Troubled Times; The Family Departs; Epilogue; Bibliography; Index. Book is lightly cocked, small bump at bottom of spine, two very small bumps on bottom edge of front board. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
THE LANDLADY'S NIECE., Phillips, Edward O.  Signed by author.  Dust jacket art by Dave Calver.
6 Phillips, Edward O. Signed by author. Dust jacket art by Dave Calver. THE LANDLADY'S NIECE.
Seal / McClelland-Bantam, Toronto, 1992, first edition. 
210 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. SIGNED ON TITLE PAGE: "EDWARD O. PHILLIPS". ISBN 0770425038 A divorced woman moves to Toronto to begin a new life, "(b)ut just when her escape seems complete, Elinor is lured back to Montre al for the funeral of her aunt and namesake and is stunned to find herself the sole heir to the old woman's pride and joy: a gloriously dilapidated apartment building complete with a perforated roof, buckled floors, and a janitress from hel l . I n s h ort, her aunt's bequest is likely to leave Elinor in the poorhouse. So she moves into a top-floor unit under an assumed name and plunges into the adventure of renovation, hoping to avoid the interference of both her well-meaning pilla r- of - th e- A ng lo -community parents and her tycoon ex-husband. But her anonymity can't keep her safe from the temptations of her too-handsome neighbor or the rough charms of her janitress's bulky husband. Then, as her renovation efforts reac h a pe rc o lat ing c ris is, Elinor is forced to have one last dealing with her ex, who just may be the source of capital she needs to complete her project. Of course, she can't help noticing that Andrew still has his looks, his old appeal, and eve n mo st of his hai r. Sud denl y, Elinor has a decision to make...." Tiny ink mark on fore-edge of textblock, tiny faint mark on top of edge block, very tiny dint at top/bottom edge of front board. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, very minor edge wrin kli ng. Ver y Goo d+/ Very Good+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE MAGIC CIRCLE: STORIES AND PEOPLE IN POETRY., Untermeyer, Louis, ed.  Illustrated by Beth & Joe Krush.  (Edna St Vincent Millary, Robert Frost, Roy Helton, Elinor Wylie, Robert Service, Alfred Noyes, Rudyard Kipling, Alfred Tennyson, Walt Whitman, Robert Nathan, Emily Dickinson, Carolyn Wells,
7 Untermeyer, Louis, ed. Illustrated by Beth & Joe Krush. (Edna St Vincent Millary, Robert Frost, Roy Helton, Elinor Wylie, Robert Service, Alfred Noyes, Rudyard Kipling, Alfred Tennyson, Walt Whitman, Robert Nathan, Emily Dickinson, Carolyn Wells, THE MAGIC CIRCLE: STORIES AND PEOPLE IN POETRY.
Harcourt, Brace, New York, 1952. 
288 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. "With the sure taste and wide range of a master anthologist, (the editor) has made a fresh and exciting collection of the best poetry that will lure the young reader by the story it tells or the character is portrays. More than a hundred poems are grouped under eight general headings: Strange Tales, Gallant Deeds, Unforgettable People, Our American Heritage, Fables, All in Fun, Ballads of the Old Days, and Folk Tales o f O u r T imes. Many old favorites are included as well as more recent verse giving balance and a contemporary flavor to the whole. Edna St. Vincent Millay, Elizabeth Coatsworth, Robert Nathan, Kipling and Browning, Chaucer and Shakespeare, Doro th y P ar ke r , and Ogden Nash are a few of the poets whose work enriches these page. This is not an academic volume. It is a work of love, and the reader will find it a book to keep throught the years, with something for every mood and taste." Mi no r w rin kli ng a t top/bottom of spine, previous owner's name on free front end paper, two tiny corner bumps, light edge wear, very light browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling and tiny chips/tears at top /bot tom of spin e an d f lap -folds, fading to spine color - lettering still very legible, light rubbing soiling on rear panel, one small and one tiny tear, a few tiny water marks on inside of spine/rear panel. Very Good/Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 


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