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THE OPEN DOOR.  THE PORTRAIT.  TWO STORIES OF THE SEEN AND THE UNSEEN., (Oliphant, Mrs. Margaret, 4 April 1828 - 20 July 1897.)
1 (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
 
 
2 Blackmore, R.D. Introduced by John Sutherland. LORNA DOONE: A ROMANCE OF EXMOOR.
London Folio Society 2000 Hard Cover Fine David Rooney. 
552 pp, 9 7/16" H. Dark blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine and gilt & black wraparound design by David Rooney. Dark blue endpapers and slipcase, b&w illustrations. "The text of this edition follows that of the twenieth edition (revised by Blackmore in 1883), with minor emendations." Fine book in Near Fine slipcase 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE ROMANY RYE., Borrow, George.
3 Borrow, George. THE ROMANY RYE.
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good - A.E. Jackson. 
498 pp + publisher's catalogue, 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, sepiatone illustrations, including frontispiece. A fictionalized account of the author's travels on the open roads of mid-19th century Victorian Britain and the colourful characters who lived the vagabond life at that time. Previous owner's name, place and date (1930) in ink on rear of frontispiece; small newspaper clipping of poem tipped-in on free front endpaper; minor to light edge/corner wear; small light curl to top corner of pages; soft crease down half-title page. Slipcase has light edge fading, very light edge wear. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
JOHN O'HARA:  A CHECKLIST.  WITH A PREVIOUSLY UNPUBLISHED SPEECH BY JOHN O'HARA., Bruccoli, Matthew J., compiler.  (John O'Hara.)
4 Bruccoli, Matthew J., compiler. (John O'Hara.) JOHN O'HARA: A CHECKLIST. WITH A PREVIOUSLY UNPUBLISHED SPEECH BY JOHN O'HARA.
New York Random House 1972 0394469917 / 9780394469911 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
136 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w reproductions. "From the publication of 'Appointment in Samarra' (1934), John O'Hara enjoyed popular acclaim as a novelist and then as a short-story writer, but the close study of his work in literature courses is yet to come. This checklist will facilitate the efforts of scholars and students to make a more serious assessment of his impact on American writing. Not only does Matthew J. Bruccoli list all the books, stories, and articles by O'Hara published in the English language; he also includes public statements, printed letters, and interviews. Detailed bibliographical descriptions of first printings of books are provided, with facsimiles of all first-printing title pages." Small remainder mark on bottom of text block, previous owner's bookplate on recto of free front endpaper, one or two few tiny dents on bottom edge of boards. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has very light edge wear, very light browning on spine and on inside edges. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
JOHN BUCHAN: A MEMOIR., Buchan, William.  (John Buchan).
5 Buchan, William. (John Buchan). JOHN BUCHAN: A MEMOIR.
Griffin House, Toronto, 1982. 
272 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 887601081 B&w photographs. "John Buchan was a man of remarkably diverse achievements: writer, lawyer, politician, soldier, scholar and, finally, Governor-General of Canada. He was the friend of Roosevelt and of George V, of Henry James and T.E. Lawrence; indeed, there was scarcely a prominent figure of the twenties and thirties whom he did not know. His contemporaries are among the most successful men of their day; his n o v e l s , still widely read, dominated the market between the wars; his histories and biographies are much admired; his achievements in public office demonstrate a gift for government and a visionary wisdom. Yet through all his work there runs a t hr ea d sp un of the simple beliefs by which he stood - courage, truth, loyalty, honour, compassion. Such a creed made him kindly, gentle and much loved; his untimely death provoked an enviable outburst of sorrow and sense of loss. To his p ubl ic, ho wev er , a nd to succeeding generations, he is an enigma, often mistakenly accused of attitudes he never held. This book, by his son, shows John Buchan as he appeared to his family and close friends, an appealing and intimate portrait o f a man whos e fa me rest s - perhaps wrongly - on his skill as a novelist. Drawn from the author's own memories, and from privileged and unpublished sources, this is an elegant study of the private face behind the public mask, in the light of an extr aord inary care er. " Ti ny s oiling speck on top edge of rear board. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinking, a few tiny specks of soiling on inside, very slight fading to spine color. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
6 Dickens, Charles. Introduction by A.N. Wilson. THE POSTHUMOUS PAPERS OF THE PICKWICK CLUB. CONTAINING A FAITHFUL RECORD OF THE PERAMBULATIONS, PERILS, TRAVELS, ADVENTURES AND SPORTING TRANSACTIONS OF THE CORRESPONDING MEMBERS. (THE PICKWICK PAPERS.)
London Folio Society 2004 Hard Cover Fine R. Seymour, R.W. Buss and "Phiz". 
798 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 by R. Seymour, R.W. Buss and Phiz. "The text and illustrations of this edition reproduce those of the Nonesuch Dickens, published in 1937 by the Nonesuch Press - with minor emendations." Book is Fine. Slipcase has very minor rubbing, a tiny and a very small bump at top front edges, and a few very tiny soiling marks on on side panel. 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
7 Dickens, Charles. Introduction by Andrew Davies. DEALINGS WITH THE FIRM OF DOMBEY AND SON: WHOLESALE, RETAIL AND FOR EXPORTATION. (DOMBEY AND SON)
London Folio Society 2007 Hard Cover Fine "Phiz" 
880 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 by Phiz. "The text and illustrations of this edition reproduce those of the Nonesuch Dickens, published in 1937 by the Nonesuch Press - with minor emendations." Book is Fine. Slipcase has minor rubbing. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
GREAT EXPECTATIONS., Dickens, Charles.  Introduction by D.J. Taylor.
8 Dickens, Charles. Introduction by D.J. Taylor. GREAT EXPECTATIONS.
London Folio Society 2004 Hard Cover Fine Marcus Stone. 
478 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 1937 by the Nonesuch Press - with minor emendations." Book is Fine. Slipcase has small bump at one bottom front corner, tiny dent and tiny scuff on one side panel, small shallow bump to one front edge. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
9 Dickens, Charles. Introduction by D.J. Taylor. HARD TIMES FOR THESE TIMES.
London Folio Society 2007 Hard Cover Fine Fred Walker. 
277 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. Four b&w illustrations. "The text and illustrations of this edition reproduce those of the Nonesuch Dickens, published in 1937 by the Nonesuch Press - with minor emendations." Fine book. Slipcase has small bump to bottom of front side edges. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
10 Dickens, Charles. Introduction by Hilary Mantel. A TALE OF TWO CITIES.
London Folio Society 2005 Hard Cover Fine "Phiz" 
363 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 by Phiz. "The text and illustrations of this edition reproduce those of the Nonesuch Dickens, published in 1937 by the Nonesuch Press - with minor emendations." "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times - ". Book is Fine. The maroon paper has been reglued on one inside side edge of the slipcase causing some slight glue/color offset on the inside of the panel. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
OUR MUTUAL FRIEND., Dickens, Charles.  Introduction by Iain Sinclair.
11 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
 
 
THE PERSONAL HISTORY, ADVENTURES, EXPERIENCES, AND OBSERVATIONS OF DAVID COPPERFIELD THE YOUNGER OF BLUNDERSTONE ROOKERY (WHICH HE NEVER MEANT TO BE PUBLISHED ON ANY ACCOUNT)., Dickens, Charles.  Introduction by Kathryn Hughes.
12 Dickens, Charles. Introduction by Kathryn Hughes. THE PERSONAL HISTORY, ADVENTURES, EXPERIENCES, AND OBSERVATIONS OF DAVID COPPERFIELD THE YOUNGER OF BLUNDERSTONE ROOKERY (WHICH HE NEVER MEANT TO BE PUBLISHED ON ANY ACCOUNT).
London Folio Society 2004 Hard Cover Fine "Phiz" 
871 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 1937 by the Nonesuch Press - with minor emendations." Book is Fine. Slipcase has light wear on front edges - mainly near corners, small slight bump at top/bottom of front edges, small tear at one corner, very light rubbing on panels. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
BLEAK HOUSE., Dickens, Charles.  Introduction by Peter Ackroyd.
13 Dickens, Charles. Introduction by Peter Ackroyd. BLEAK HOUSE.
London Folio Society 2005 Hard Cover Near Fine "Phiz" 
874 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 minor rubbing to leather at top/bottom of hinge area. Slipcase has minor rubbing, a very small dent at on lower rear edge. 
Price: 70.00 USD
 
 
14 Dickens, Charles. Introduction by Simon Callow. NICHOLAS NICKLEBY.
London Folio Society 2005 Hard Cover Near Fine "Phiz". 
835 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." Tiny faint soiling mark on fore-edge of text block. Slipcase has minor rubbing. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
15 Fabre, Michel. (Richard Wright.) RICHARD WRIGHT: BOOKS & WRITERS.
University Press of Mississippi, Jackson, (1990), Ist edition. 
299 pp, large 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. "Richard Wright, born in Mississippi in 1908, was largely self-taught...In this valuable work Michel Fabre, Wright's biographer and foremost among Wright scholars, details the volumes in Wright's library, and the facts of Wright's reading habits. This listing of books that formed and influenced him includes second-hand books he bought while living in extreme poverty in Chicago, some borrowed books never returned, books purchased in New York and in Paris, books Wright deemed required reading for a growing novelist, gift books, and others in a wide and comprehensive list on such subjects as contemporary American literature, classic European works, Afro-American studies, psychology, psychiatry, criminology, and social sciences...details information about when and where the volumes were acquired. In compiling this listing Fabre goes beyond the actual contents of Wright's library, for he includes also titles drawn from references in Wright's works and from the testimonies of people who knew him and his reading habits. Included also is an appendix that collects for the first time reviews written by Wright, his prefaces, forewords, and blurbs...In them one sees Wr ight as an author ready to help younger writers, black and white, American and French." This is an unread book, just removed from publisher's shrinkwrap for cataloguing. Fine/Fine 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
DUOLOGUES AND SCENES FROM THE NOVELS OF JANE AUSTEN.  ARRANGED AND ADAPTED FOR DRAWING-ROOM PERFORMANCE.  (DUOLOGUES FROM JANE AUSTEN'S NOVELS.), Filippi, Rosina (Mrs. Dowson), arranged by.  (Jane Austen.)
16 Filippi, Rosina (Mrs. Dowson), arranged by. (Jane Austen.) DUOLOGUES AND SCENES FROM THE NOVELS OF JANE AUSTEN. ARRANGED AND ADAPTED FOR DRAWING-ROOM PERFORMANCE. (DUOLOGUES FROM JANE AUSTEN'S NOVELS.)
London J.M. Dent 1895 First Edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket Miss Fletcher. 
139 pp, 6 7/8" H. Pale green cloth with gilt lettering/decoration on spine and front board. Tissue-covered frontispiece and decorated title page. 7 additional plates with descriptions of the costumes on the facing pages. Preface by Rosina Filippi and a short essay on costumes. The duologues: Literary Tastes - Catherine Morland and Isabella Thorpe (in the Pump Room, Bath), "Northanger Abbey"; The Settlement Question - Mr and Mrs John Dashwood, "Sense and Sensibility"; The Read-ing of Jane Fairfax's Letter - Miss Bates and Emma, "Emma"; A Strawberry Picnic - Mrs Elton and Mr Knightley, "Emma"; Three Loves - Emma and Harriet, and Emma and Mr Knightley, "Emma"; The Proposal of Mr Collins - Mrs Bennet, Elizabeth Bennet, and Mr. Collins, "Pride and Prejudice"; Lady Catherine's Visit - Lady Catherine and Elizabeth Bennet, "Pride and Prejudice". Some separation at two places between page gatherings - pages are still firmly held in binding, very light browning in margins of pages, browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, previous owner's name and date in ink on front free endpaper, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light browning to spine, wrinkling/waviness in cloth on boards, light soiling to boards, tiny bump at corners. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
REDNEY:  A LIFE OF SARA JEANNETTE DUNCAN., Fowler, Marian.  Inscrbed by author.  (Sara Jeannette Duncan.)
17 Fowler, Marian. Inscrbed by author. (Sara Jeannette Duncan.) REDNEY: A LIFE OF SARA JEANNETTE DUNCAN.
Anansi, Toronto, (1983), Ist edition. 
333 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR ON FRONT FREE ENDPAPER. "(T)ells the story of Sara Jeannette Duncan, a popular Canadian writer at the turn of the century. Redney began as a beautiful young journalist, a restless romantic and a world traveller. Her writing career took her from her home in Brantford, Ontario, first to New Orleans - where she had a romantic fling with the 'Byron of the Rockies', the flamboyant Joaquin Miller - and then to adventures in Washington, Toronto, Montreal, and as far afield as Tokyo and London. Redney married and settled in India - feeling trapped, she began to write her many novels and at last summoned up the Canada of her childhood in her masterpiece, 'The Imperialist'. (This book) explores the psychology and talent of a remarkable woman and evokes for us the scenes and manners of a vanished, colourful past." Minor edge wear to boards. Dust jacket light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few very tiny scuffs on spine. VG+/VG- 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
LUCY MAUD MONTGOMERY.  FAMOUS CANADIAN SERIES., Langille, Jacqueline.  (Lucy Maud Montgomery.)
18 Langille, Jacqueline. (Lucy Maud Montgomery.) LUCY MAUD MONTGOMERY. FAMOUS CANADIAN SERIES.
Tantallon, Nova Scotia Four East 1992 0920427197 / 9780920427194 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
48 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H). B&w photographs, maps. "Anne of Green Gables is one of the best known novels of all time. Much less is generally known about the author. This biography tells the story of Lucy Maud Montgomery, a shy Prince Edward Island girl who became a minister's wife and achieved fame beyond her wildest dreams." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - fading to spine color (lettering still very legible), very light rubbing to front cover, book very lightly cocked. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
19 London, Jack. THE SEA-WOLF. MACMILLAN LARGE PRINT EDITION.
New York Macmillan Large Print Edition. Hard Cover Very Good Good- 
366 pp, 11 1/4" H. Dark blue cloth with silver, gold & copper lettering on spine. "This American classic, first published in 1904, is one of the finest novels of the sea ever written. The hero-narrator, Humphrey Van Weyden, is a literary critic and a man of leisure, who is wrecked while crossing San Francisco Bay in a ferryboat. He is carried out to sea, and is picked up by an outward bound sealing-schooner named the 'Ghost'. The Captain, called 'Wolf' Larsen because of his fiendish cruelty and furious temper, refuses to put Van Weyden ashore. Later, a beautiful girl, who has also been the victim of shipwreck, is rescued by the 'Ghost'. Together, she and Van Weyden go through some perilous and highly exciting adventures, in a story which will never lose its power to entertain. The background is completely authentic; Jack London was himself aboard a sealing boat in the Bering Sea and along the coast of Japan." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very small tear at top of spine, a few tiny edge dents at bottom of front board, one corner with very light wear, 4" rub line on rear board, very faint tiny foxing marks on edges of text block. Dust jacket has areas of light browning and foxing, light soiling and rubbing, light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, three edge tears (one with crease) - all archivally taped. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
20 O'Flaherty, Patrick. THE ROCK OBSERVED: STUDIES IN THE LITERATURE OF NEWFOUNDLAND.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1979 0802023517 / 9780802023513 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
222 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. "(A) study of how Newfoundland has been pereceived over the centuries by the islanders themselves and by outsiders. (This book) offers an integrated survey of Newfoundland literature, culture, and history. It illustrates the forces that have made Newfoundland a special place and Newfoundlanders a special people, 'a breed apart'. Against a background of political, economic, and cultural history, Patrick O'Flaherty submits the conflicting literary impressions of his island to a searching critical analysis. He finds the writings of explorers, missionaries, settlers, adventurers, novelists, and poets to be limited, or enlivened, by their own characters and preconceptions. There emerges a sympathetic but unsentimental picture of Newfoundland and its people, informed throughout by O'Flaherty's keen awarenes, based on an outport upbringing, of what Newfoundland has been and is." Faint erased pencil marks and two small light ink stains on front free endpaper. Dust jacket has very light browning on rear panel and on flaps. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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