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CHRISTMAS WITH STEPHEN LEACOCK:  REFLECTIONS ON THE YULETIDE SEASON., (Leacock, Stephen.)
1 (Leacock, Stephen.) CHRISTMAS WITH STEPHEN LEACOCK: REFLECTIONS ON THE YULETIDE SEASON.
Natural Heritage/Natural History, Toronto, (1988). 
111 pp, small 4to, soft cover. "...a collection of Yuletide stories, some of them being published for the very first time. Written during the interval between the two World Wars, through the Great Depression and on into the deeply troubled times that preceded the outbreak of World War II, Stephen Leacock's observant eye and brilliant use of satire reminds us even today of the need to cast aside our differences and truly celebrate the meaning of the Christmas season, with the intention of carrying this meaning into our daily lives." Pictorial endpapers. Interior - previous owner's bookplate and gift inscription on ffep, otherwise clean and tight. Exterior - light edge wear, minor rubbing, 1" x 1/2" area of cover surface missing from rear panel at fore edge. Scan available on request. Spine flat and uncreased. VG- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
PETER McARTHUR., Deacon, William Arthur.
2 Deacon, William Arthur. PETER McARTHUR.
Toronto Ryerson Press Hard Cover Very Good 
180 pp, 6 3/4" H. Dark blue cloth with gilt lettering/decoration on spine, blindstamped signature & border on front board. B&w portrait. One of the "Makers of Canadian Literature" series, edited by Lorne Albert Pierce. Contents: Biographical; Anthology; Appreciation; Bibliography; Index. Tiny light glue mark on free rear endpaper, a few very tiny dlue marks at top of inside front hinge, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
3 Lomer, Gerhard R., compiler. (Stephen Leacock) STEPHEN LEACOCK: A CHECK-LIST AND INDEX OF HIS WRITINGS.
Ottawa National Library of Canada. 1954 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
153 pp, 9 3/4" H. B&w photographic frontispiece. Contents: Preface; Sources; Arrangement; Acknowledgements; Part I. Check-list; Part II. Index; Part III. Manuscripts. Interior - very light browning to index pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very soft corner crease on front cover, tiny repaired tear at bottom of spine, one or two small faint liquid stains on covers. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
ARCHYOLOGY II (THE FINAL DIG).  THE LONG LOST TALES OF ARCHY AND MEHITABEL., Marquis, Don.  Edited with preface by Jeff Adams.  Illustrated by Ed Frascino.
4 Marquis, Don. Edited with preface by Jeff Adams. Illustrated by Ed Frascino. ARCHYOLOGY II (THE FINAL DIG). THE LONG LOST TALES OF ARCHY AND MEHITABEL.
University Press of New England, Hanover, 
121 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0874518539 B&w cartoons. "In this second and final volume 'composed' by Archy, the literary cockroach, the wonderfully whimsical insect and his fractious feline friend Mehitabel, engage in misadventures large and small and comment with quirky accuracy on the common state of humanity. Previously unpublished in book form and literally recovered from a steamer trunk by editor Jeff Adams, these stories are the product of Don Ma r q u i s , a New York columnist and raconteur who was one of America's most popular humorists during the early 20th century. Ungrammatical as they may be, Archy's wry insights are a true delight, for, as he puts it, 'one advantage to being a coc kr oa ch i s th a t i see things from the under side'. From that unique perspective we follow the continuing saga of Archy, the Cockroach Detective, a spoof on the gumshoe genre in which the six-legged private eye encounters a raja, his chorus-gi rl har em, Bo ls hev is t tw ins, an Egyptologist, seven sister manicurists, and a set of bejeweled false teeth. Accompanied by the inspired drawings of cartoonist Ed Frascino, these new Archy tales are, Adams writes, 'classic American humor, as v ivi d an d am usin g t oday as t hey were decades ago'." Fore-edge of front board extends 1/8" further out than rear board. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top edge. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
STEPHEN LEACOCK.  MAKERS OF CANADIAN LITERATURE SERIES., McArthur, Peter.
5 McArthur, Peter. STEPHEN LEACOCK. MAKERS OF CANADIAN LITERATURE SERIES.
Toronto Ryerson Press 1923 Hard Cover Good+ 
176 pp, 16mo (6 5/8" H), dark blue cloth with gold lettering/decoration on spine, gold signature on front board. Tipped in b&w frontispiece. Looks at the life and work of Canadian humorist and historian, Stephen Leacock. Contents: Biographical; Anthology; Appreciation; Bibliography; Index. Light edge wear, tiny bump to top corner of boards, 1946 Christmas gift inscription on front free endpaper, small areas of browning in gutters of first few pages of biographical section, very light browning to edges of text block, minor rubbing on rear board. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF STEPHEN LEACOCK., Spadoni, Carl.  (Stephen Leacock.)
6 Spadoni, Carl. (Stephen Leacock.) A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF STEPHEN LEACOCK.
Toronto ECW Press 1998 1550223658 / 9781550223651 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ No Jacket - (as issued) 
714 pp, 10 1/4" H. Medium blue cloth with silver lettering on spine, silver portrait on front board. Contents: Acknowledgements; Chronology; Introduction; Location Symbols; Illustrations; Separate Publications; Contributions to Books; Contributions to Periodicals (Newspapers, Magazines, Journals, Annuals); Reports of Speeches and Lectures; Lectures Given; Interviews; Authorized Adaptations, Separately Published; Translations; Recordings by Leacock, Braille, Talking Books, and Films; Encyclopedia Articles; Contributions in Serial Articles and Books by Others; Lost Leads; Index. Tiny bump at top of hinges, tiny faint stain on top of text block, very minor shelf soiling on bottom of text block. 
Price: 60.00 USD
 
 
HOW TO TELL A STORY AND OTHER ESSAYS., Twain, Mark,  (Samuel L. Clemens.)
7 Twain, Mark, (Samuel L. Clemens.) HOW TO TELL A STORY AND OTHER ESSAYS.
New York Harper & Brothers 1897 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - 
233 pp, 7 3/4" H. Red cloth with gilt decoration on spine, front & rear boards, black lettering on spine and front board, author's name in gilt on spine, top edge gilt. First edition, first state with misspelling on page 187, line 16 ("ciper" instead of "cipher"). Contents: How to Tell a Story; In Defence of Harriet Shelley; Fenimore Cooper's Literary Offences; Travelling with a Reformer; Private History of the "Jumping Frog" Story; Mental Telegraphy Again; What Paul Bourget Thinks of Us; A Little Note to M. Paul Bourget. Several pages roughly opened at fore edge with tearing/some paper loss - no loss of text. Library label of "J.E. Sutton's Library", Logansport, Ind. on front pastedown - no other library markings. Dog-ear crease at top corner of page leaf 168/169, light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light rubbing (mainly the title-block decoration) and soiling to boards, slight fading to spine colour and some darkening to spine labels. Additional photographs of condition available on request. 
Price: 150.00 USD
 
 
8 Wodehouse, P.G. MEET MR. MULLINER.
Herbert Jenkins, London, (1927), Ist edition. 
312 pp, + 8 pages of ads, small 8vo, hard cover (green boards, black lettering/decoration on spine/front board) - no dust jacket. "Meet Mr. Mulliner and the spirits soar upwards. He relates some truly remarkable adventures. He is blessed, too, with a bevy of priceless relatives who keep the ball of fun rolling in no uncertain fashion. There is nephew Lancelot, cousin Clarence, the bulb-squeezer or photographer, nephew George, cursed with a terrible stammer, and brother Wilfred who was clean bowled over by Miss Angela Purdue. In this bright company no one can fail to be amused." Interior - very light browning to pages and endpapers, small soft crease at top edge of pages up to p.160, crease and tiny tear at top edge of pages 303 to end of book with slight migration into previous few pages. Exterior - light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, darkening to top of text block and spine, small light stain on front boards, light edge wear to boards. V G- 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
BIG MONEY., Wodehouse, P.G. (Pelham Grenville Wodehouse .)
9 Wodehouse, P.G. (Pelham Grenville Wodehouse .) BIG MONEY.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1931 First Canadian Edition. Hard Cover Very Good- Fair Harry Beckhoff 
316 pp, small 8vo (7 3/4" H), orange cloth with black title/author blocks, orange lettering. Harry Beckhoff dust jacket and endpaper art. "The mangement of fiancees and the manipulation of high finances go roisterously hand in hand in this amorous and economic history of Biscuit, otherwise Lord Biskerton, son and heir of the sixth Earl of Hoddesdon. Biscuit had red hair, a preliminary scenario for a mustache, and a noble determination to escape the disgrace of work. Berry Conway who has less iron in his soul had succumbed to economic pressure and become the secretary to T. Paterson Frisby, a dyspeptic American who had twenty million and loved every cent of it. When Biscuit and Berry pooled ideas for the mutual betterment of their separate estates, and one idea had to do with Ann Moon, Frisby's beautiful niece and heir, they leaned heavily on Aunt Vera an old campaigner in the field of love. How Uncle Paterson was caught short and rushed to cover while Aunt Vera hedged the market with a double play and salted down two money-making engagements for the house of Hoddesdon is one of the most irresistible tales of the one and only P.G." Light edge wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners, small dog-ear crease on page 69/70, tiny dog-ear crease on page 301/302, small area of faint bleed-through of text print on page 301from page 302 - also on page 308 from page 307, very slight darkening to fore-edge and bottom of text block, slight variations in color on top of text block, snall foxing mark on free rear endpaper. Dust jacket has light to moderate browning & soiling, small chips and tears, old tape repairs on inside surface, tears on hinges, protected in mylar sleeve. 
Price: 250.00 USD
 
 
HOT WATER., Wodehouse, P.G. (Pelham Grenville Wodehouse .)
10 Wodehouse, P.G. (Pelham Grenville Wodehouse .) HOT WATER.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1932 First Canadian Edition. Hard Cover Very Good- Fair 
312 pp, small 8vo (7 3/4" H). Orange cloth with black lettering on spine/front board. "Reviewing Mrs. J. Wellington Gedge's worldly goods, one would have thought her cup of happiness must be complete. Yet this was not so. She had a small husband and a large income, and both of these she used relentlessly in her efforts to attain her great ambition - to place her unfortunate husband on an ambassadorial throne. The success of her plans rested upon the shoulders of Senator Opal and the Vicomte de Blissac, but such is the way of Fate that the Senator's daughter Jane, Packy Franklyn, Blair Eggleston and Soup Slattery and Oily Carlisle were all in a measure responsible for the sudden turn of events. This diverting yarn shows P.G.W. at his merriest and maddest." Previous owner's bookplate on front free endpaper, very small hole in half-title page, light browning and a few small stains on edges of text block, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light edge wear, one tiny corner bump, tiny dent on bottom edge of front board, slight fading on spine and bottom edge of front board, slight darkening to edges of boards, darkening on hinges. Dust jacket has chips and tears, edge wrinkling/creasing, fading to spine color - lettering still very legible, light soiling, small area of liquid stains on inside bottom edge. 
Price: 275.00 USD
 
 
MOSTLY SALLY., Wodehouse, P.G. (Pelham Grenville Wodehouse)
11 Wodehouse, P.G. (Pelham Grenville Wodehouse) MOSTLY SALLY.
A.L. Burt, New York, (c1923), reprint by arrangement with George H. Doran. 
317 pp, small 8vo (7 5/8" h), hard cover (buff cloth with dark blue lettering on spine, decorative cartouche in dark blue on front board) - no dust jacket. Interior - previous owners name on free front endpaper, one dog-ear crease. Exterior - book slightly cocked, heavy browning to edges of textblock, darkening to spine, small stains/foxing marks on boards and edges of textblock, light to moderate edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, corners slightly bumped. Good reading copy . 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE INTRUSION OF JIMMY., Wodehouse, P.G. (Pelham Grenville Wodehouse)
12 Wodehouse, P.G. (Pelham Grenville Wodehouse) THE INTRUSION OF JIMMY.
Grosset & Dunlap, New York, (c1910), reprint by permission of W.J. Watt & Company. 
314 pp, small 8vo (7 3/4" h), hard cover (dark blue cloth with paste-down on front board) - no dust jacket. Tissue-covered color frontispiece, plus 4 b&w plates. A novel of high society romance and crime set in New York. Interior - previous owner's name on free front endpaper, 1/2" tear at top of front inside hinge, pages browning lightly, a few pages with minor soiling/foxing, book slightly cracked at three places, several small dog-ear creases, one plate with diagonal crease. Exterior - light to moderate rubbing/edge wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, edges of textblock browned, gold lettering on spine faded. G+ 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
LOVE AMONG THE CHICKENS: A STORY OF THE HAPS AND MISHAPS ON AN ENGLISH CHICKEN FARM., Wodehouse, P.G. (Pelham Grenville Wodehouse).  Illustrated by Armand Both.
13 Wodehouse, P.G. (Pelham Grenville Wodehouse). Illustrated by Armand Both. LOVE AMONG THE CHICKENS: A STORY OF THE HAPS AND MISHAPS ON AN ENGLISH CHICKEN FARM.
Circle Publishing, New York, 1909. 
350 pp, small 8vo (7 5/8" H), hard cover (buff cloth with black lettering on spine and front board, red & black illustration on front board, red rooster emblem on spine) - no dust jacket. Tissue-covered b&w frontispiece, plus 5 b&w plates. Love, laugher, tea, tennis, golf etc., on an English chicken farm. Interior - previous owners hand written name and book store stamp on free front endpaper, lending library name/address stamp and remains of old label on front pastedown, two pages with small corner crease - one has a large dog-ear crease, scattered brown foxing/stain marks throughout book - heavy on pages 6 to 9, pages browning lightly, . Exterior - book slightly cocked, browning to spine, discoloration/staining on boards, corners slightly bumped, edges of textblock heavily browned, light to moderate edge wear, light wrinkling and fraying at top/bottom of spine. Fair 
Price: 225.00 USD
 
 
EGGS, BEANS AND CRUMPETS., Wodehouse, P.G. (Pelham Grenville Wodehouse.)
14 Wodehouse, P.G. (Pelham Grenville Wodehouse.) EGGS, BEANS AND CRUMPETS.
Toronto Longmans, Green 1940 First Canadian Edition. Hard Cover Good Good- Fenwick dust jacket art. 
284 pp, + (4 pp), small 8vo (7 3/8" H), orange cloth with black lettering on spine. "In the heart of London's clubland there stands a tall and grimly forbidding edifice known to taxi-drivers and the elegant young men who frequent its precincts as the Drones Club. Yet its somewhat austere exterior belies the atmosphere of cheerful optimism and bonhomie that prevails within. For here it is that young gallants of Mayfair forgather for the pre-luncheon bracer and to touch lightly on the topics of the day. But all is not idle chatter that passes at this hour of the morning snifter - life in its sterner aspects often comes under review and is discussed with a candour that loosens tongues and encourages confidences. Then it is that the Eggs and Beans cluster round, and, with bated breath, listen while a Crumpet holds the floor with a dramatic narrative of domestic disturbances in the life of Bingo Little or, perhaps, the heart-throb story of Freddie Fitch-Fitch at Droitgate Spa. To the members of the Drones such epics are history in the making; and to us, because our ribs ache from joyous laughter, they are no less significant." Contents: All's Well with Bingo; Bingo and the Peke Crisis; The Editor Regrets; Sonny Boy; Anselm Gets His Chance; Romance at Droitgate Spa; A Bit of Luck for Mabel; Buttercup Day; Ukridge and the Old Stepper. Moderate browning on free endpapers, tiny foxing marks on preliminary pages, foxing on top of text block - and a few on the other text block edges, small dog-ear crease on page 79/80, small to tiny bump at top corner of pages 39-80, large soft creases on page leaf 161/162, very light wear/fading at edges of boards, light fading/wrinkling at bottom edge of spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling with a few tiny tears/chips, large taped tear across rear panel and rear flap, moderate foxing on inside surface and on flaps, light soiling, colors are still bright. 
Price: 150.00 USD
 
 
LAUGHING GAS., Wodehouse, P.G. (Pelham Grenville.)
15 Wodehouse, P.G. (Pelham Grenville.) LAUGHING GAS.
McCelland & Stewart, Toronto, (1936), first Canadian edition. 
311 pp, small 8vo (7 3/4" h), hard cover (orange cloth with black lettering on spine and front board) - no dust jacket. "Dirty work in the Fourth Dimension was the cause of all the trouble. Somebody slipped up badly, the wires became crossed and an 'identity-switch' resulted. Briefly the facts were these. B.K. Burwash and I.J. Zizzbaum, fang-wrenching rivals of high repute, simultaneously performed their miracles of dental surgery on Joey Cooley, Hollywood's famous child star, and Reginald, third Earl of Havershot. And it was during the brief space of time that the gas administered by Messrs. Burwash and Zizzbaum was doing its stuff and the patients' liberated souls were hob-nobbing in the Fourth Dimension, that the dirty work took place. Reginald returned to consciousness in the diminutive, if decorative, body of the child star, whilst the soul of young Cooley had been parked in the massive frame of the third Earl. And so the trouble began!" Interior - very light browning to endpapers. Exterior - moderate browning and light foxing to edges of textblock, three small stains on top of textblock, light to moderate edge wear, small bump to corners, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight fraying at top of spine, light fading and wrinkling on spine, four tiny faint white marks on front board. Good reading copy. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
SUMMER MOONSHINE., Wodehouse, P.G. (Pelham Grenville.)
16 Wodehouse, P.G. (Pelham Grenville.) SUMMER MOONSHINE.
McCelland & Stewart, Toronto, (1938), first Canadian edition. 
312 pp, small 8vo (7 3/4" h), hard cover (orange/red cloth with black lettering on spine and front board) - no dust jacket. "An Englishman's home may be his castle, but to Sir Buckstone Abbott, Walsinford Hall was nothing but a blot on the landscape. With its glazed red bricks, its dome and minarets, it so jarred upon his sensitive soul that it was his avowed intention to unload the unsightly pile on the first prospective buyer. His chance came when the Princess von und zu Dwornitzchek expressed the opinion that the Hall was 'cute' and began toying with the idea of purchasing it. And Sir Buckstone, desperately anxious lest she should change her mind, spared no effort to 'lush her up and keep her sweet'...This is a novel in the traditional Wodehouse manner, a story of complex situtation that will reduce the reader to tears of delight." Interior - small foxing mark in margin of page 224. Exterior - book lightly cocked, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny tears at bottom of spine, light browning to edges of textblock, a few very small light stains on boards, very small foxing mark on fore-edge of textblock. VG- 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
VERY GOOD, JEEVES, Wodehouse, P.G. (Pelham Grenville.)
17 Wodehouse, P.G. (Pelham Grenville.) VERY GOOD, JEEVES
McCelland & Stewart, Toronto, (1930), first Canadian edition. 
312 pp, small 8vo (7 5/8" h), hard cover (red cloth with black lettering on spine and front board) - no dust jacket. The further adventures of Bertie Wooster and his butler Jeeves. Interior - endpapers light browned, very small store stamp on free front endpaper, small light stain at top of pages 42/43 - migrates into adjacent pages. Exterior - moderate browning to edges of textblock, slight fading to spine color, light wrinkling on spine, book slightly cocked, minor discoloration on boards. VG- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
A DAMSEL IN DISTRESS., Wodehouse, Pelham Grenville.  (P.G. Wodehouse)
18 Wodehouse, Pelham Grenville. (P.G. Wodehouse) A DAMSEL IN DISTRESS.
A.L. Burt, New York, (c1919), reprint by arrangement with George H. Doran. 
302 pp, small 8vo (7 5/8" h), hard cover (buff cloth with black lettering on spine, decorative cartouche in orange and black on front board) - no dust jacket. P.G. Wodehouse's particular brand of humor, set as so often in the English countryside at the historic home of the Earls of Marshmoreton, Belpher Castle in Hampshire. Interior - previous owners name on front pastedown, free front endpaper missing, light browning to pages, light browning stains on copyright page and on a few other pages, book slightly cracked at two places, Exterior - heavy browning to edges of textblock, a few small stains on edges of textblock which migrate slightly into pages, discoloration and small stains on boards. moderate edge wear, fra ying at top of spine, darkening to top quarter of spine. Good reading copy only. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 


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