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CANADIAN PAPERS IN RURAL HISTORY.  VOLUME VIII., Akenson, Donald H., ed.  (R.M. McInnis, Cathy E. Kindquist, Angela E. Davis, Brian Titley, Julian Gwyn, Gerard Bouchard, Regis Thibeault, Robert E. Ankli, Bruce S. Elliott, W.M. Elofson.)
1 Akenson, Donald H., ed. (R.M. McInnis, Cathy E. Kindquist, Angela E. Davis, Brian Titley, Julian Gwyn, Gerard Bouchard, Regis Thibeault, Robert E. Ankli, Bruce S. Elliott, W.M. Elofson.) CANADIAN PAPERS IN RURAL HISTORY. VOLUME VIII.
Langdale, Gananoque, Ontario, 1992. 
327 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover (gray cloth with gold lettering on spine and front board) - no dust jacket. ISBN 1895158036 Charts, graphs, maps. Contents: Foreword; Perpectives on Ontario Agriculture, 1815-1930; Migration and Madness on the Upper Canadian Frontier, 1841-1850; "Country Homemakers": The Daily Lives of Prairie Women as Seen Through the Woman's Page of The Grain Growers' Guide 1908-1928; Transition to Settlement. The Peace Hills Indian Agency, 1884-1890; Golden Age or Bronze Moment? Wealth and Poverty in Nova Scotia: The 1850s and 1860s; Change and Continuity in the Saguenay. Agriculture: The Evolution of Production and Yields (1852-1971); Ontario's Dairy Industry, 1880-1920; Emigration from South Leinster to Eastern Upper Canada; Adapting to the Frontier Environment: The Ranching Industry in Western Canada, 1881-1914." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Near Fine 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
JACK LONDON:  THE MAN, THE WRITER, THE REBEL., Barltrop, Robert.
2 Barltrop, Robert. JACK LONDON: THE MAN, THE WRITER, THE REBEL.
Pluto Press, (London, 1978). 
206 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), soft cover. B&w photos. "The critics have never treated (London) kindly - his tales were too earthy and ingenuous. His radical political comrades found him an uncomfortable companion - too famous, too wilful and too often given to racist, sexist and elitist opinion. But he struck a chord in the minds of millions who raised him high above the poverty and obscurity to which he was born in 1876, and whose demands on his huge talent helped drive him to an early death forty years later..." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, two small corner creases, tiny/very small paint splatters on spine - mainly at bottom, light rubbing. G+ 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE SMUG MINORITY., Berton, Pierre.
3 Berton, Pierre. THE SMUG MINORITY.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1968 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- 
160 pp, 8 3/4" H. "This is a book about freedom - and the lack of it - in Canada: freedom from useless and often degrading toil; freedom from want and freedom from ignorance. It is Berton's thesis, documented by public statments made over the past generation, that a smug minority of business and political leaders has conspired to inhibit that freedom. The author indicts his fellow countrymen for failing to invest in human beings in the same way that they invest in power plants, highways, and gold mines. His researches into poverty in Canada and into the inequalities of the education system will shock a good many readers just as his theories on work and leisure will enrage others raised in the Calvinist ethic. The book ranges over a wide variety of topics: the hippie movement in Toronto's Yorkville village - the author's personal experiences in a Yukon mining camp - the future of educational television in Canada - and the Chamber of Commerce's abortive 'Operation Freedom' campaign. But always Berton hammers on his central theme - that the nation has been held back by an inbred power-elite: 'Selfish, narrow, short-sighted men unable to grasp the vision of the future, imprisoned by a bookkeeping attitude to life, creeping silently and blindly along at the tag end of the parade of progress'." Small stamp mark on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of spine, light to moderate rubbing - mostly on rear panel, one small edge tear archivally taped. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
4 Birney, Earle. DOWN THE LONG TABLE.
Toronto McClelland and Stewart 1955 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Signed by Author
298 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H). Signed and dated by author on title page: "Earle Birney 22 Oct 1967 Toronto". "Readers who experienced the years of the great depression, in this country or elsewhere, will find their memories painfully and perhaps fruitfully stirred; younger readers will doubtless gain new understanding of the struggles, miseries and frustrations of those heartbreaking times that preceded the excitement and activity of war. Students of politics and the social scene should find much to interest them in the story of Communist, Trotskyist and other organizations that formed and operated in Canada during the long years of poverty, unemployment and unrest. Its blend of sympathy, irony and humour, and its frank discussions of so many questions which are close to us all earn for this compelling novel a rightful place beside the major novels of this decade." Previous owner's name in pen at top of front free endpaper, very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light browning to edges of text block, minor soiling mark on bottom of edge block. Dust jacket has moderate browning on spine and light browning at edges, light edge wear - includes a few tiny chips, light rubbing/soiling. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
BRITANNIA:  A JOURNAL OF ROMANO-BRITISH AND KINDRED STUDIES.  VOLUME 2 1971.  (VOLUME II - 1971.), Branigan, Keith; Brown, P.D.C.; Cleere, Henry; Davies, R.W.; Dunnett, Rosalind; Frere, S.S.; Keppie, Lawrence J.F.; Mann, J.C.; Margary, I.D.; Mattingly, Harold B.; Osborne, P.J.; Reed, Nicholas; Wacher, J.S.; Wainwright, G.J.; Welch, M.G.; Williams
5 Branigan, Keith; Brown, P.D.C.; Cleere, Henry; Davies, R.W.; Dunnett, Rosalind; Frere, S.S.; Keppie, Lawrence J.F.; Mann, J.C.; Margary, I.D.; Mattingly, Harold B.; Osborne, P.J.; Reed, Nicholas; Wacher, J.S.; Wainwright, G.J.; Welch, M.G.; Williams BRITANNIA: A JOURNAL OF ROMANO-BRITISH AND KINDRED STUDIES. VOLUME 2 1971. (VOLUME II - 1971.)
The Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies, London, 1971. 
347 pp + 41 b&w plates at rear, large 8vo (9 5/8" H), soft cover. B&w maps, plans, drawings, graphs, tables (some fold-out) + photographic plates. Contents: List of Plates; Lists of Illustrations in the Text; Notes for Contributors; Editorial; Co rrigendum to Vol. I; Pavements and Poverty in the Chiltern Villas; The Church at Richborough; Ironmaking in a Roman Furnace; The Roman Military Diet; The Excavation of the Roman Theatre at Gosbecks; The Forum and Baths at Caistor by Norwich ; L e g i o V III Augusta and the Claudian Invasion; Spoken Latin in Britain as evidenced in the Inscriptions; The Fishbourne Story; The Verulamium (1960) Hoard of 'Barbarous Radiates'; An Insect Fauna from the Roman Site at Alcester, Warwickshire ; T he F if th Y e ar of Agricola's Campaigns; Roman Iron Beams; The Excavation of a fortified Settlement at Walesland Rath, Pembrokeshire; Late Romans and Saxons in Sussex; Roman Building-materials in South-East England; Notes: A Relief of a Rom an o- Bri tis h W arr ior -G od - A Pottery Mould-Fragment from Littlemore, Oxford - A Roman coarse-ware pottery Strainer from Brockley Hill, Middlesex; Roman Britain in 1970: Sites explored - Inscriptions; Reviews; Society for the Promotion of Roma n S tud ies; Ind exes . I nter ior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - slight twist to spine, minor edge wear - very light at bottom of spine, very light bump at three corners - migrates into adjacent pages. Very Good 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
LNER COUNTRY STATIONS., Brodribb, John.
6 Brodribb, John. LNER COUNTRY STATIONS.
Ian Allan, London, 1988, first edition. 
144 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 071101714X Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, floor plans, elevations. "It is almost impossible to describe a typical LNER country station - the nearest it is possible to come is to say that somewhere like Otterington was one, although it was certainly not typical. The problem of finding a common strain of styles arises from the diversity of the LNER's consituents, and its adoption of a policy of decentralised manageme n t. In addition to this, the relative poverty of the company mitigated against renewal and rebuilding. (This book) is structured along the lines of these constituent companies and, with the aid of over 170 photographs and 20 line drawings, (the a ut hor) relates the histories and unifying features of the many varied stations and branches in the LNER's area of operations." Light waviness to edges of text block. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, mino r r ubbing, soft crease across bottom edge of rear panel, very small dint on rear hinge. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
JOURNEY TO THE TRENCHES: THE LIFE OF ISAAC ROSENBERG 1890-1918., Cohen, Joseph.
7 Cohen, Joseph. JOURNEY TO THE TRENCHES: THE LIFE OF ISAAC ROSENBERG 1890-1918.
Robson, London, 1992. 
224 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H), soft cover. ISBN 0860517969 B&w illustrations. "When Isaac Rosenberg was killed in action on the Western Front in April 1918, the world lost one of the most striking talents of that ill-fated generation. He differe d from Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon - the two poets with whom he is most often compared - in that his was a double-faceted gift: he was both poet and painter. Also, unlike the other celebrated war poets, he was a private in the ranks, g i v i n g his poetry its particular, harrowing perspective. This moving and definitive biography is a fitting tribute to Rosenberg's tragically short life. Born to impoverished Russian Jewish immigrants, he grew up in London's East End, and onl y en li st ed t o escape the grinding poverty of home. After a short period in camp, he was sent straight to the Somme battlefields. Dr Cohen's study is based on an exhaustive examination of Rosenberg's drawings, paintings, prose pieces, poetry, l ett ers an d p riv at e family papers, and a close collaboration with the poet's late sister who was for many years his literary executrix. It is a story fraught with anxious striving, unremitting deprivation and unmerited neglect - neglect whi ch unti l re cent ly d ogge d h is reputation despite acclaim from a number of eminent critics, among them F R Leavis, who wrote 'genius is the word for Rosenberg'." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light fad ing to s pine color , min or ed ge w ear, soft crease at top of front cover, minor to light soiling on edges of text block, very light rubbing. Very Good 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
TORONTO BETWEEN THE WARS: LIFE IN THE CITY 1919-1939., Cotter, Charis.
8 Cotter, Charis. TORONTO BETWEEN THE WARS: LIFE IN THE CITY 1919-1939.
Firefly, Richmond Hill, Ontario, 2004. 
223 pp, square small 4to (10" x 10"), soft cover with self-flaps. ISBN 1552978990 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "In the two decades between the First and Second World wars, Toronto was finding its place in the swiftly changing world of the twentieth-century. In the 1920s the city was expanding, the automobile replaced the horse, and radio, movies and mass advertising began to have a huge impact on everyday life. Then the Depression hit in 1929, and ordinary people stru g g l e d to keep a roof over their heads and food on the table. As the thirties progressed, the threat of another devastating war in Europe grew stronger. (This book) offers a tantalizing view into life in the city during those two decades: wome n wo rk in g i n the accounting departament at Loblaws; a crowd cheering at Woodbine Race Track; swimmers at the new Sunnyside pool; Lady Eaton opening the new College Street Easton's store; banners welcoming the King and Queen in 1939; and the unem pl oye d s lee pi ng in a bandshell at Queen's Park." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing. Near Fine. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
VICTORIAN INDIA IN FOCUS: A SELECTION OF EARLY PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE COLLECTION IN THE INDIA OFFICE LIBRARY AND RECORDS., Desmond, Ray.
9 Desmond, Ray. VICTORIAN INDIA IN FOCUS: A SELECTION OF EARLY PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE COLLECTION IN THE INDIA OFFICE LIBRARY AND RECORDS.
Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1982, first edition. 
100 pp, oblong 8vo (8 7/8" H x 11" D), hard cover (simulated brown leather with gold lettering on spine and gold border on front board) in dust jacket. ISBN 0115802274 B&w photographs. "Despite the primitive cameras and the cumbersome ancillary e quipment early photographers had to use, not to mention the formidable technical problems peculiar to photography in the tropics, much of what has survived of nineteenth-century photography in India is of an exceptionally high standard, compa r a b l e w ith the best of European photography of the same period. The dramatically varied landscapes, the contrasts of opulence and poverty, and the complexity of India's racial and cultural heritage were all potent stimuli to professional and am at eu r al i ke ....(The author) has selected a magnificent album of photographs (from the India Office Library and Records) illustrating people, places and events in such a way as to convey the quality of life in Victorian India. His authoritat ive te xt an d c ap tio ns trace the early progress of photography in the sub-continent and place the photographs, many published now for the first time, in their social and historical context." Several very small glue marks on front pastedown, mi nor wavi nes s t o ed ges of text block. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, very light edge wrinkling, two tiny edge tears with crease, 4 light 2" line indentations on front panel. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
A CHRISTMAS CAROL., Dickens, Charles.
10 Dickens, Charles. A CHRISTMAS CAROL.
London B. Mitchell / Chancellor Press 1984 0907486681 / 9780907486688 Facsimile Edition. Hard Cover Very Good Good+ Alan Tabor. 
Unpaginated, 10 1/4" H. Red cloth with gold lettering on spine. A beautifully produced facsimile of the 1916 edition, designed by Alan Tabor with black and red capitals, borders and calligraphy in double columns, plus b&w illustrations. Charles Dickens' "Ghost Story for Christmas" is a perennial favorite, in which a miser, Ebenezer Scrooge, is visited by three ghosts on Christmas Eve in an attempt to revive his feelings for his fellow man. Light wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners, small bump at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has some wear at top of spine and flap-folds - very light edge wear elsewhere, some soft edge wrinkling - mainly at top edge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
OLIVER TWIST., Dickens, Charles.
11 Dickens, Charles. OLIVER TWIST.
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good 
448 pp, 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. "Please sir, I want some more." Dickens' story of the journey of a young orphan, his abuse by those in authority, his escape to London where he does his best to elude a criminal gang determined to corrupt him and his eventual rescue. A dark story of child labour, criminals, street children, poverty and despair, peopled with memorable characters like the Artful Dodger, Fagin, Mr. Bumble, Bill Sikes and Nancy. Small area of very light stains on fore-edge of text block, very small crease at bottom corner of pages 167 to 176, minor edge wear to covers, tiny faint scuff on front cover. Slipcase has light edge and corner wear, very small dent on one front edge, light creasing along top/bottom panels, top/bottom panels are concave. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
OUR MUTUAL FRIEND., Dickens, Charles.
12 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
 
 
DAVID COPPERFIELD., Dickens, Charles.  (With: 'Dickens: A Survey', by G.K. Chesterton and 'Critical Note' by R. Brimley Johnson.)
13 Dickens, Charles. (With: 'Dickens: A Survey', by G.K. Chesterton and 'Critical Note' by R. Brimley Johnson.) DAVID COPPERFIELD.
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good W.H.C. Groome. 
896pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H), thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt, integral ribbon bookmark - in slipcase. Burgundy endpapers, sepiatone frontispiece and illustrations. Dickens' semi-autobiographical novel in which he relates the agonies he experienced as a child labourer. Full of wonderful characters like Mr. Micawber, Uriah Heep, Peggotty and Barkis, 'David Copperfield' explores the dark side of Victorian life, with its economic insecurities, but also shows the goodness, humour and charity found in everyday people. Small gift inscription in ink dated 1936 on half-title page, paper is split in gutter between half-title page and frontispiece - pages holding well, minor edge wear on bottom of covers, very light wear at corners, small very light scuff at bottom corner of front cover. Slipcase has moderate wear at corners, light to moderate edge wear - mainly at top and bottom front/rear edges with some loss of paper, light rubbing on panels. 
Price: 20.00 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.
14 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.
15 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
 
 
16 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
 
 
CAPTAIN COOK CHASED A CHOOK:  CHILDREN'S FOLKORE IN AUSTRALIA., Factor, June.
17 Factor, June. CAPTAIN COOK CHASED A CHOOK: CHILDREN'S FOLKORE IN AUSTRALIA.
Victoria, Australia. Penguin 1989 067081427X / 9780670814275 Reprint Soft Cover Very Good - 
290 pp, 8 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. "(P)rovides a fascinating study of the rhymes, games, insults and other folklore that make up the rich world of Australian children's culture. It explores the folklore of specific groups such as Aboriginals, colonial and migrant children; it also raises general questions about the nature of childhood, the way in wich adult culture affects children and the future of children's play." Remainder mark on bottom of textblock at spine; discard stamp on half title page. Inside - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very browning to edges of text block, minor corner wear, light fading to spine color, two very small corner creases, remainder mark on bottom of text block. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
18 Farrell, James T. A WORLD I NEVER MADE. SIGNET DOUBLE VOLUME D926.
Signet / New American Library, New York, 1952. 
512 pp, mass market paperback. "Terror, poverty and tempestuous, unpredictable adults were the guardians of Danny O'Neill's South Side Chicago world. By the time he was ten, he was intimately acquainted with the worst side of men and women - their drunken, maudlin quarrels, brutal excesses and sordid bouts with sex. And only occasionally did he glimpse the tenderness and love that his world could not afford...." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterio r - m o d e r ate browning to pages, one page with tiny edge tear archivally taped, light edge wear, heavy browning to edges of textblock, a few small line indentations on front cover, small scuff on rear cover, light wrinkles on spine. Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
BELOVED EMMA: THE LIFE OF EMMA LADY HAMILTON., Fraser, Flora.
19 Fraser, Flora. BELOVED EMMA: THE LIFE OF EMMA LADY HAMILTON.
Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, 1986, first edition. 
410 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0297788957 Pictorial endpapers, b&w plates. "(C)harts Emma's life from her birth as the daughter of a Cheshire blacksmith to her death fifty years later in Calais in circumstances of poverty and neglect. (Fraser) deals in particular depth with the Italian period of Emma's life, when - as the wife of Sir William Hamilton, the affable, erudite British Minister at Naples - she became an intimate friend of the Queen of Naples and s at to all the portrait painters of Europe. The licentious climate of Naples provided an easy setting for Emma's famous romance with Lord Nelson: London Society's reaction to the affair is chronicled in fascinating detail. Flora Fraser sheds n e w l i ght on the shifting relationship between Emma, Nelson and Sir William at Paradise Merton, their home in Surrey, and explores Emma's later life - her strange, will-o'-the-wisp existence after the deaths of her husband and her lover. The a ut ho r h as h ad access to private manuscripts and illustrative material in England and Italy, and her extensive use of contemporary sources such as letters and diaries bring the period vividly to life." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dus t jac ket h as li ght edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing - small line indentations on rear panel, two tiny chips, a little dust staining at top of rear flap. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
MARY BARTON:  A TALE OF MANCHESTER LIFE., Gaskell, Elizabeth.  Introduced by Jenny Uglow.
20 Gaskell, Elizabeth. Introduced by Jenny Uglow. MARY BARTON: A TALE OF MANCHESTER LIFE.
London Folio Society 2004 Hard Cover Fine Very Good Alexy Pendle. 
391 pp, 9 1/2" H. Green and buff coloured cloth in a design by Frances Button, gold title block on spine with black lettering, dark green endpapers. Nine b&w illustrations, plus colour frontispiece, by Alexy Pendle. Originally published in 1848, "(t)his edition follows the text of Macdonald Daly's edition, published by Penguin Books in 1996, with minor emendations." "(T)he first novel to have a truly working-class girl as its heroine, and it let middle-class readers into her home and into her heart. It was a Manchester melodrama, a tale of the desperate 'Hungry Forties', with breath-stopping scenes of drama and excitement - a fire, a murder, a trial. It was a love story, and a tight, entangled portrayal of conflicting loyalties. But it was also a thoroughly sympathetic depiction of the lives of mill-workers, and of the gulf between them and their masters, uncovering an abyss of incomprehension and lack of communication that would lead inevitably to tragedy." Slipcase has very tiny scuff on one side panel, very small bump at top edge of rear panel. 
Price: 32.50 USD
 
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