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1 PHOTO HISTORY OF GRAND RAPIDS AND SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES.
Grand Rapids, Minnesota Northprint Company / Grand Rapids Herald-Review 1976 Stapled in Wraps Very Good+ 
Unpaginated, 10 3/4" H. Prepared for the Bicentennial, this volume is profusely illustrated with sepiatone photographs of Grand Rapids, Minnesota's past. Also includes many pictorial advertisements from businesses of the current day (1976). Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rust on staples. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE OPEN DOOR.  THE PORTRAIT.  TWO STORIES OF THE SEEN AND THE UNSEEN., (Oliphant, Mrs. Margaret, 4 April 1828 - 20 July 1897.)
2 (Oliphant, Mrs. Margaret, 4 April 1828 - 20 July 1897.) THE OPEN DOOR. THE PORTRAIT. TWO STORIES OF THE SEEN AND THE UNSEEN.
Boston Roberts Brothers 1885 First American Edition Hard Cover Good- 
164 pp, 6 3/4" H. Dark green cloth with gilt lettering on spine, gilt lettering and crown & cross decoration on front board, all edges red. Each story has its own half title page. Two Victorian tales of the supernatural. The pages and endpapers are evenly tanned and the title page is present, though completely detatched, leaving a thin strip of the margin attached to the rear of the front free endpaper (see photograph). Previous owner's name, place and date (1895) in ink on free front endpaper; wear and fraying at top/bottom of spine; light edge wear; light rub marks on front board; two small areas of air bubbles under cloth on rear board. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
THE ADVENTURES OF JOHN WETHERELL., (Weatherell, John.)  Edited & with an introduction by C.S. Forester.
3 (Weatherell, John.) Edited & with an introduction by C.S. Forester. THE ADVENTURES OF JOHN WETHERELL.
Michael Joseph, London, 1954, second printing. 
275 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Pictorial endpapers, b&w plates. "John Wetherell was a native of Whitby, one of the thirteen children of Nathan Wetherell, a whaling captain. He was born in 1780, and his father died in 1789 - ki lled, according to Wetherell, in a skirmish with Eskimos in Davis Strait. Wetherell himself died, probably in New York, sometime after 1834. He left behind him an autobiography, in three volumes of manuscript amounting altogether to a thous a n d p a g es. It had been the object of a fruitless search by students of the period until, a few years ago, Mrs Anne Klein of New York, an enthusiastic collector of rare nautical books, discovered it at the New York auction of the library of th e la te Ga br ie l Wells." A fascinating look at life at sea in during the Napoleonic era, including conditions in the prisons for sailors in France. Previous owner's small stamp on front end papers, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, light edge w ear . D ust ja cke t has been price-clipped, has very light stamp ink offset on front flap, very light wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
4 Ahern, Frances Robin. THE CHISHOLMS OF ERCHLESS.
Frances Robin Ahern, Oakville, Ontario, 1983. 
17 pp, 8 1/2" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). B&w illustrations. Contents: George Chisholm (1752-1842); William Chisholm (1788-1842); Robert Kerr Chisholm (1819-1899); Allan Stuart Chisholm (1866-1918); Emelda Beeler (Mrs. John Chisholm) (1873- 1951); Hazel Chisholm (Hart) Mathews (1897-1978); Montgomery Chisholm Hart (1920- ). Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor browning at edges. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
5 Ainsworth, Ruth. MORE TALES OF SHELLOVER
New York Roy 1968 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Antony Maitland 
125 pp, 8" H. Charming b&w illustations by Kate Greenaway Medal winner Antony Maitland. "Shellover (a tortoise) woke up with his head full as ever with wonderful stories. Mrs. Candy and her pets: the cat, the dog, the cow and the chickens are entranced with all the new stories. There are green-clad dancers who vanish at cockcrow. A strange feathered child hatches from a speckled egg. A baby is fished out of the sea. Ordinary-seeming children make snowmen who can talk, and have a friend who is a witch. Shellover tells a new story about Minnie the cat, and her inquisitive kittens; another about two boys in an adventure playground; and the little girl and her friends, the horse and the hen. When Shellover gets sleepy this time, the pets decide to tell their own stories. The results are delightful!" Small letter "R" in red ink, birthday gift inscription and some soft creases on front free endpaper; one page with a dog-ear crease; very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine; one tiny corner crease; tiny mark on bottom of text block; very light edge wear; two tiny dints on top edge of front board. Dust jacket has very light browning on spine, small light pink stain on inside of front panel, top edge and flap-folds; light edge wrinkling; wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds with some tiny chips and tears; minor rubbing and soiling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE ESCAPE FROM HOME.  BOOK ONE OF "BEYOND THE WESTERN SEA"., Avi,
6 Avi, THE ESCAPE FROM HOME. BOOK ONE OF "BEYOND THE WESTERN SEA".
Orchard, New York, 1996, 2nd printing. 
295 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0531095134 "It is 1851. Thousands are fleeing the Old World for the New, desperate to reach America. Maura and Patrick O'Connell, fifteen- and twelve-year-old Irish peasants, seek to escape a country destroyed by famine and the greed of English landlords. Their emigration is a search for life itself. For Sir Laurence Kirkle, eleven and son of one such English lord, America holds the promise of justice, though he steal s a f o r tune from his fath er to get there. Colorful characters, young and old, pop up everywhere - Mr. Pickler, investigator, actor Horatio Drabble, and Fred No-name and Sergeant Rumpkin of the Lime Street Runners Association. And there are Mr . C le m sp oo l and Toby Grout, the Reverend Bartholomew, Ralph Toggs and the vile Mrs. Sonderbye. Are they helping the children or stealing from them? For Maura, Patrick and Laurence,it is often hard to know until it's too late. Indeed, how th e O' Con ne lls an d young Laurence come to share a common fate in the English city of Liverpool - embarkation port for America - makes for an adventure alive with ironic coincidence and surprise. Inspired by the Victorian novels published in seri al fo rm, whi ch w ith ev ery installment pres ented new and diverting answers to the question 'What will happen next?', (this book) offers more twists and turns of story than a nineteenth-century back alley. (The first volume) ends on a spectacul ar clif f-ha nger . Mo re s usp enseful fun awaits in 'Book Two: Lord Kirkle's Money'." Fine/Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
7 Barrie, J.M. ECHOES OF THE WAR. (CONTAINS: THE OLD LADY SHOWS HER MEDALS; THE NEW WORD; BARBARA'S WEDDING; A WELL-REMEMBERED VOICE.)
Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1920, reprint. 
188 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H), hard cover (dark green cloth with gold letteringon spine, blind stamp of Barrie's initials on front board) - no dust jacket. Tissue-covered frontispiece. Four plays by the author of 'Peter Pan' on the subject of war a nd its consequences. Previous owner's name/datre and small corner crease on free front endpaper, paper at inside rear hinge is split - joint still holding well, hinge crease on frontispiece which has a 2" tear and is now archivally taped, m i n o r b r o wning to endpapers, moderate edge wear - mainly at top/bottom of spine, two slight corner bumps, moderate browning to edges of textblock, tiny stains on top of textblock. Good reading copy. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS SOCIAL HISTORY OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR., Bishop, James.  Foreword by Lord Blake.
8 Bishop, James. Foreword by Lord Blake. THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS SOCIAL HISTORY OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR.
London Angus & Robertson 1982 0207148260 / 9780207148262 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
144 pp, 10 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w reproductions of photographs, drawings, advertisements. "The First World War, which claimed the lives of so many men on the battlefields of the Western Front, also profoundly affected the character and everyday life of the nation at home. It was the first 'total war' and the whole country contributed to the war effort. The unrelenting demands of the trenches eventually forced the Government to introduce conscription while, for those left behind, the state intervened more and more in the lives of its citizens. Hardships increased: food and fuel were in very short supply and rationing had to be imposed in 1916. The civilian population was also directly involved in the hostilities with the bombing raids of zeppelins and aeroplanes. But the war did bring some changes for the better. The salaried classes grew, working conditions improved and the war also helped liberate women who replaced men in factories and public services, and joined the armed forces. When the armistice finally came, in November 1918, Lloyd George promised 'a fit country for heroes to live in' - though the reality proved to be less Utopian. The Illustrated London News continued to publish throughout the First World War and was supplemented by The Illustrated War News. These magazines provided a vivid pictorial chronicle of contemporary events and enable us, today, to enter into the spirit of a bygone era. (The author) has written a fascinating and fully-documented account of these momentous years, complemented by over 200 pictures from the original issues." Light edge wear to boards. Dust jacket has one tiny edge tear, light foxing at top & bottom inside edges, very light edge wrinkling, a few tiny dents and faint line indentations on front panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
FROM HEAVEN WITH A SHOUT., Blondal, Patricia.
9 Blondal, Patricia. FROM HEAVEN WITH A SHOUT.
McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 1963, first edition. 
180 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Second (and last) novel by this Canadian author who died before either of her books was published. "Set in the deceptively gracious atmosphere of British Columbia's West Coast climate and society, (this) is a story of complicated human relations, yet fast-paced and taut with drama and suspense. A strange marriage settlement that provides for the care of her son takes a penniless young widow, Arden Calcott, from a dreary London office to a life of luxury in the Vancouver Island home of her new husband, Dr. Alex Lamond. But it is a life of curious unease. Undercurrents of Alex's strange family relationships swirl about Arden and exert a malignant pull as they widen to include Dr. Monica Cosgrove, the first Mrs. Alex Lamond - ." 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
10 Blythe, Ronald. AKENFIELD: PORTRAIT OF AN ENGLISH VILLAGE.
London Folio Society 2002 Hard Cover Near Fine Peter Bailey. 
328 pp, 9 7/8" H. Bound in quarter cloth, with paper sides printed and blocked with a design by the artist. Dark brown slipcase. This edition follows the text of the first Allen Lane edition of 1969, incorporating minor emendations made to the 1972 reprint. B&w illustrations. Chapter headings: The Survivors; God; The Ringing Men; To Be A Farmer's Boy?; Good Service; The Forge; The Wheel-wright; The Craftsmen; The School; The Agricultural Training Centre; Officers and Gentlemen; The Orchard Men; Four Ladies; The Young Men; The Law; Limitations; The Vet; Not by Bread Alone; The Northern Invaders; In the Hour of Death. Minor rubbing on slipcase. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
11 Bonneycastle, Hilda; Rothwell, Mrs.; Leigh, Edward, Mrs.; Cameron, Elizabeth; Harding, Philip, Rev. ANNUAL REPORT AND TRANSACTION NO. 24 OF THE WOMEN'S CANADIAN HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF TORONTO. 1923-1924.
Toronto Women's Canadian Historical Society of Toronto. 1924 Soft Cover Very Good - 
27 pp, 8 1/8" H, stapled in wraps. 2 b&w illustrations. Contents: Annual Report; President's Address (S. Mickle); Recording Secretary's Report (Hester Settle); Corresponding Secretary's Report (Ethel S. Neilly), 1924; Treasurer's Report (Jean Park s); Notes on the Founding of Christ Church, Campbellford; "Canada in 1834" Recollections of Mrs. Rothwell; Some Incidents in Mrs. Rothwell's Life; Letters to Mrs. Rothwell from Rev. Philip Harding, giving some account of his mission at Apsley, Ont. Interior - soft crease at top corner of text block, tiny dint on first few pages, 1/2" dia area of glue damage (some text missing) on pages 14 & 15 with some very light staining on adjacent pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - crease at top corner of covers, tiny dint on front cover, minor edge wear, minot soiling. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
BELLEVILLE: A POPULAR HISTORY., Boyce, Gerry.
12 Boyce, Gerry. BELLEVILLE: A POPULAR HISTORY.
Toronto Natural Heritage / Dundurn 2008 1550028634 / 9781550028638 First Edition Soft Cover Fine 
310 pp, square large 8vo (9" x 9"). B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. "(A) treasure trove of stories - 'glorious and not-so-glorious' - embodying the history of the city of Belleville (Ontario) and its beautiful surroundings. Gerry Boyce, the dean of the area's historians, has done a masterful job of pulling together the best of Belleville's storied past, episode by episode, decade by decade: here one learns about the Native roots of the place, its debatable 'discovery' by Champlain, its hot-headed pre-Confederation politics, its involvement in Spiritualism in the 1850s and the spread of prostitution in the Victorian 1870s. Moving forward from the days of Susanna Moodie and Mackenzie Bowell, it provides an entertaining and probing stroll through the past 110 years, reminding readers of such national events as the sensational 1959 victory by the Belleville MacFarlands over the Russians at the World Amateur Hockey Championship in Prague; and then, less well known, the financially crippling news of secret payments made to the players. Gerry Boyce (reminds) us that our history, be it local or national, is much more lively and intriguing than we often realize." Michael Peterman . Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE PUDDLEMAN., Briggs, Raymond.
13 Briggs, Raymond. THE PUDDLEMAN.
Jonathan Cape, London, 2004, first edition. 
Unpaginated, 4to (11 151/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0224070096 Profusely illustrated in colour. " 'The Puddleman' is the story of the touching relationship between Tom and his grandfather (called 'Collar' because he drags him around on a lead). One day, Tom decides that he will take Collar for a walk to see the puddles that are named after members of the family. Tom's grandfather tries to tell him that they won't be there because it hasn't rained for ages, and when they arrri ve, there are indeed no puddles. Tom insists that it is just because they haven't been put in yet. When Mrs Whitbobblehat turns up with her dog, Robson, Tom takes the opportunity to escape the silly, grown-up convesation about gardens cry i n g o u t f or rain and wanders off down the path. Before too long, he comes across just the person he needs....Magical, beguiling and utterly in tune with the richness of a child's imagination, 'The Puddleman' is classic Briggs." Dust jacket ha s sm a ll a re a s of minor edge wrinkling. Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
A LOST LADY., Cather, Willa.  Introduction by J.B. Priestley.
14 Cather, Willa. Introduction by J.B. Priestley. A LOST LADY.
Hamish Hamilton, London, 1961. 
174 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "....the story of Marian Forrester as seen largely through the eyes of Niel Herbert. Mrs. Forrester's tragedy is that of a decline from the society of her equals - her husband and the other members of the Nebraska Railroad aristocracy - to the society of Ivy Peters, a vigorous village rough. Niel Herbert, who at first idolized Mrs. Forrester and was more than a little in love with her, at last came to see her without illusion: experie nce and travel had gradually brought him understanding of the changes both in Mrs. Forrester and in Sweet Water, where most of her tragedy occurred." Light dye stain at top of front inside hinge, book slightly cocked, a few small light liq u i d m a r k s on fore-edge and bottom of textblock, small bump at bottom corner of rear board. Dust jacket very light edge wear, light edge wrinkling, one very small edge tear, light soiling on rear panel, light liquid marks on flap-folds - mai nl y re a r, c re as es at fore-edge of front flap. Good+/Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
15 Christianson, Nora D. TALES OF NORWAY FOR CHILDREN.
New York Vantage Press 1955 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Fair S. Storm Syversen. 
75 pp, 81/8" H. B&w illustrations. "Here are exciting tales of Norway's giants and dwarfs, of the kind little nisse, the ugly troll, the horrible draug, the invisible huldre folke. From the beautiful Norseland's dim past and from recent adventures there, (the author) has collected an enchanting group of 'tall tales' to delight America's boys and girls. (She) has visited the old haunts of Norway's legendary 'little people'. She has seen the mysterious stone carvings and other actual physical evidence of strange, unexplained events of long ago in the land of the Norsemen. Some of these stories Mrs. Christianson heard as a child as she sat by her grandmother, who related the old tales to the accompaniement of her spinning wheel. Some she heard directly from the lips of present-day Norwegian farmers and fishermen." Minor edge wear, slight bump at bottom of rear hinge. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear/wrinkling, is price clipped, 2" piece missing from top of spine, small sticker mark on front panel, light fading to spine, several archivally taped tears - one with creases. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
16 Clark, Herma. (Martha Freeman Esmond). Signed by author. "DEAR JULIA - " LETTERS FROM MARTHA FREEMAN ESMOND TO HER FRIEND JULIA BOYD OF NEW YORK IN THE DAYS - "WHEN CHICAGO WAS YOUNG".
W.D. Bauman, Chicago, 1933. 
64 pp, large 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos, reproductions. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR ON THE HALF-TITLE PAGE, "HERMA CLARK ("MARTHA FREEMAN ESMOND") JAN. 14, 1940." A collection of letters the author wrote for Chicago Sunday Tribune for a series titled 'When Chicago was Young'. In the letters, which cover the period from October 1954 to August 1879, Martha Freeman (soon to become Mrs. Esmond) writes to her friend Julia Boyd of New York, telling her of the social, political and other events she experiences in early Chicago. Very light browning to board edges and edge of endpapers, area of light foxing to last page and adjacent pages, light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small bump to top edge of boards. Dust jacket has light foxing - mainly on inside, small chips and tears with creases, large chip at top of front panel, all corners of flaps are clipped, darkening to spine and flap-folds, light to moderate rubbing/soiling, protected in mylar sleeve. Good/Fair 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
A POCKETFUL OF YEARS.  ANOTHER MRS KINGI BOOK., Cleary, Frances.
17 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
 
 
18 Coleman, Satis N. Illustrated by Vana Earle. DANCING TIME: MUSIC FOR RHYTHMIC ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN.
John Day, New York, 1952, Ist edition. 
32 pp, large 8vo, HC in dust jacket. Monotone illustrations by Vana Earle. "...Mrs Coleman...has composed music that is easy for a person of limited experience to play, and with rhythms that are definite and appealing to children. All of the piec es, except three, are musical dramatizations, and the children will be free to act them out in any way the title and music suggest. Two of them call for unified action, and one is for listening only, to induce relaxation - which is fully a s i m p o r t a nt as vigorous rhythmic activity. The music is suited to kindergarten and first, second, and third grades, and it has also been successful with nursery-school children..." Songs include: High-Stepping Ponies; Santa Claus' Reind ee r; El ep ha nt W al k; Rabbits; Tiptoe Music, etc. Light browning to pages, two tiny tears to top edge of pages 17-22 with connecting crease, otherwise interior is clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Minor edgewear to dark blu e b oar d s, lig ht fin ger ma rki ng to edges. Dust jacket is worn but basically complete, price clipped, with small chips, large tears, rubbing, scuffing, soiling - but all text and pictures are complete and it is now protected in mylar sleeve. Sca n av ai lab le o n r eque st. G+/ Fair 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
THE ANNE OF GREEN GABLES CHRISTMAS TREASURY., Collins, Carolyn Strom and Eriksson, Christina Wyss.  (Lucy Maud Montgomery.)
19 Collins, Carolyn Strom and Eriksson, Christina Wyss. (Lucy Maud Montgomery.) THE ANNE OF GREEN GABLES CHRISTMAS TREASURY.
Toronto Viking 1997 0670870315 / 9780670870318 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good 
101 pp, small 4to (10 1/4" H). Patterned endpapers. Profusely illustrated in colour with photographs, drawings, festive page borders. "A celebration of Christmas - Green Gables style! Inspired by Lucy Maud Montgomery's beloved classic 'Anne of Green Gables', (the authors) have gathered a fascinating selection of Christmas lore, crafts, cooking and decorating ideas, complete with easy-to-follow instructions and charmingly illustrated with step-by-step drawings and glorious colour photographs. Learn how to create a Green Gables gingerbread house or make decorations for your home, such as wreaths of roseberries or Matthew's sleigh-bell door chimes. Delight your friends and family with your own gifts for 'kindred spirits': perhaps a Green Gables tea cosy or Christmas ribbon cushion. You can also recreate the holiday finery that Anne and Diana would have loved, from Anne's beaded slippers to a velvet muff for those chilly winter nights. And, by following the recipes for festive delicacies such as 'Four Winds Roast Goose', 'Mrs. Lynde's Plum Pudding' and 'Marilla's Ginger Tea', you can enjoy the sort of traditional meal that would have been served at Green Gables, Anne's House of Dreams and Ingleside." Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds - minor wrinkling at top edge, tiny dent on each hinge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
VICTORIAN GHOST STORIES: AN OXFORD ANTHOLOGY., Cox, Michael and Gilbert, R.A., selected by.  Elizabeth Gaskell, J.S. Le Fanu, J.Y. Akerman, Dinah Mulock, Charles Dickens, Rhoda Broughton, Henry James, George MacD
20 Cox, Michael and Gilbert, R.A., selected by. Elizabeth Gaskell, J.S. Le Fanu, J.Y. Akerman, Dinah Mulock, Charles Dickens, Rhoda Broughton, Henry James, George MacD VICTORIAN GHOST STORIES: AN OXFORD ANTHOLOGY.
Oxford Oxford University Press 1991 019214202X / 9780192142023 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
497 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). "(Maps) out the development of the ghost story from 1850 to the early years of the twentieth century and demonstrates the importance of this form of short fiction in Victorian popular culture. As well as reprinting stories by supernatural specialists such as J.S. Le Fanu, M.R. James, and Algernon Blackwood, this selection also emphasizes the key role played by women writers - Elizabeth Gaskell, Mrs Craik, Rhoda Broughton, Mrs Henry Wood, M.E. Braddon, Amelia B. Edwards, Charlotte Riddell, B.M. Croker, and E. Nesbit, among many others - and offers one or two genuine rarities for the supernatural fiction enthusiast to savour. Other writers represented include Charles Dickens, Henry James, George MacDonald, Wilkie Collins, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, R.L. Stevenson, Rudyard Kipling, Jerome K. Jerome, Bernard Capes, R.H. Benson, and W.W. Jacobs. The editors also provide an informative introduction, detailed source notes, and an extensive survey of ghost-story collections from 1850 to 1910. This collection will delight all lovers of traditional ghost stories: here are 35 well-wrought tales of haunted houses, vengeful spirits, spectral warnings, invisible antagonists, and motiveless malignity from beyond the grave, every one guaranteed to generate 'the pleasurable shudder'." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, a few tiny dents on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has has very light rubbing on rear panel, minor wrinking at top/bottom of hinges. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
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