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A POCKETFUL OF YEARS.  ANOTHER MRS KINGI BOOK., Cleary, Frances.
1 Cleary, Frances. A POCKETFUL OF YEARS. ANOTHER MRS KINGI BOOK.
Collins, Auckland, New Zealand, 1975, first edition. 
166 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "Mrs Kingi, the beloved heroine of 'This Mrs Kingi', continues her story in this delightful sequel. As she looks back on her seventy years in the small Bay of Islands area (New Zealand) that has been her home - and that of her family - for generations, Mrs Kingi ponders on the changes she has seen. Typical of these is the family of her daughter Lizzie and husband Sam. Flash and Gordon, the twins born at the end of the earlier book, are now stu rdy youngsters. Les, the oldest and Mrs Kingi's secret favourite, is away at school on a scholarship, with his future assured; and the other children are normal and healthy. Only Gus is a problem, and his grandmother worries that he may t u r n o u t t o be a bad Maori if his talent for carving and drawing is not encouraged. That is Mrs Kingi's strength, and her weakness: that she cares about everybody and everything in her immediate vicinity, from her friend Mrs Wiki's dog to the s ta te of t he wo rld in general. But there is one thing she can and does do, this 'wrinkled-up old Maori woman of no importance', as she calls herself. When faced with an agonising decision under the pressure of other people, Mrs Kingi accep ts wha t s h e f eel s a r e h er responsbilities - not only to her close family, but to all her people. The book ends on a triumphant note, as the whole district celebrates Mrs Kingi's seventieth birthday and, on the happiest day of her life, youn g G us g ives h er t he b est gi ft o f all." Light edge wear, book slightly cocked, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, three tiny corner creases. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, ligh t fa ding to sp ine colo r. V ery Goo d/Ver y Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
OUR MUTUAL FRIEND., Dickens, Charles.
2 Dickens, Charles. OUR MUTUAL FRIEND.
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good+ 
437 pp + 440 pp (paged as if two volumes), 16mo (6 1/8" H), thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt - in slipcase. Burgundy endpapers, b&w frontispiece. Dickens' final complete novel, "Our Mutual Friend" is a satire on the worship of money and social class. When a young man finds he can only inherit his father's estate if he marries a mercenary young woman, he pretends to have died, allowing the fortune to fall to a kindly old couple. Engaged as their secretary, he gets to know Bella and they fall in love, after which he reveals his true identity. The supporting cast includes the dastardly Silas Wegg, Mr. Venus, the taxidermist, Jenny Wren, the dolls' dressmaker, Lizzie Hexam, Eugene Wrayburn, etc. Precious owner's small label on free front endpaper, remnant of flap of original glassine wrap is affixed to front pastedown, some areas of light loss of colour on rear pastedown, very light wear at corners of covers. Slipcase has very light edge rubbing and rubbing on bottom panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
OUR MUTUAL FRIEND., Dickens, Charles.  Introduction by Iain Sinclair.
3 Dickens, Charles. Introduction by Iain Sinclair. OUR MUTUAL FRIEND.
London Folio Society 2005 Hard Cover Near Fine Marcus Stone. 
927 pp, 10 1/4" H. Quarter bound in deep maroon leather with maroon cloth sides, black leather title label with gilt lettering/border on spine. Gilt borders on front and rear boards, top edge gilt, integral maroon ribbon bookmark. Maroon endpapers and slipcase. B&w illustrations. "The text and illustrations of this edition reproduce those of the Nonesuch Dickens, published in 1938 by the Nonesuch Press - with minor emendations." Book has a very minor bump at bottom of front hinge area. Slipcase has minor rubbing, small bump at one front bottom corner. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
4 Trollope, Anthony. THE EUSTACE DIAMONDS.
New York Modern Library Hard Cover Very Good - Good- 
727 pp, 7 1/4" H. Modern Library Book 251. "(A) novel about the beautiful but unconscionable Lady Lizzie Eustace and the greed that led her to theft and disaster." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light browning to edges of text block, tiny corner and tiny edge bump on front board, previous owner's name in pencil on half-title page. Dust jacket has been price- clipped, has slight fading on spine, moderate edge wear/wrinkling, small edge tears and chips, light to moderate rubbing. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
IN THE WAKE OF THE WIND-SHIPS:  NOTES, RECORDS AND BIOGRAPHIES PERTAINING TO THE SQUARE-RIGGED MERCHANT MARINE OF BRITISH NORTH AMERICA., Wallace, Frederick William.
5 Wallace, Frederick William. IN THE WAKE OF THE WIND-SHIPS: NOTES, RECORDS AND BIOGRAPHIES PERTAINING TO THE SQUARE-RIGGED MERCHANT MARINE OF BRITISH NORTH AMERICA.
Toronto Musson 1927 First Canadian Edition. Hard Cover Good Fair 
282 pp, 8 7/8" H. Green cloth with gold lettering/banding on spine, blindstamped ship on front board. Map on front endpapers, b&w frontispiece, plates. Section headings: In the Wake of the Wind-Ships; Quebec's Shipping Era; The New Brunswickers; The Nova Scotia-men. Index. Previous owner's name stamp on front and rear pastedowns and at bottom of "forward" page, gift inscription on half-title page, light browning on rear free endpaper, browning to edges of text block, some shelf soiling on bottom of text block, dust staining to top of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine with one or two tiny tears, very light edge wear, one very small corner bump. Dust jacket has edge wear/creasing and small chips and tears, old tape along top/bottom inside edges, heavy browning on spine and moderate browning elsewhere, light rubbing, one or two small light stains, two creases on front panel pastedown picture. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
FALSE DAWN (THE 'FORTIES) / THE SPARK (THE 'SIXTIES) / NEW YEAR'S DAY (THE 'SEVENTIES).  3 VOLUMES FROM THE "OLD NEW YORK" QUINTET., Wharton, Edith.
6 Wharton, Edith. FALSE DAWN (THE 'FORTIES) / THE SPARK (THE 'SIXTIES) / NEW YEAR'S DAY (THE 'SEVENTIES). 3 VOLUMES FROM THE "OLD NEW YORK" QUINTET.
New York D. Appleton 1924 Reprints Hard Cover Very Good Good+ E.C. Caswell, endpapers and dust jacket illustrations. 
Three volumes of the "Old New York" quintet - all are later printings, lacking the "1" on the last page - 7 5/8" H. **"The Old Maid (the 'Fifties')" is not included here.** Dark blue ribbed cloth, paper labels with gold lettering/decoration on spines and front boards, pictorial endpapers. Dust jackets have floral decoration and title blocks on spines and front covers with red lettering/decoration. 1. False Dawn - 143 pp. 2. The Spark - 109 pp. 3. New Year's Day - 160 pp. All books have very light edge wear, small faint erased pencil marks on front free endpaper, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light dust soiling on top of text block, light toning to fore-edge and bottom of text block - a little more on The Spark, False Dawn has a tiny ink mark on fore-edge of text block. Dust jackets have very light browning on spines and flap-folds - and at top edges of flaps, a few small tears, small chips and tears at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light edge wear/wrinkling, False Dawn has a few tiny ink marks on front panel title block. All dust jackets are protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 


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