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THE NATURAL SUPERIORITY OF WOMEN., Montagu, Ashley.
101 Montagu, Ashley. THE NATURAL SUPERIORITY OF WOMEN.
George Allen & Unwin, London, 1954, first edition. 
205 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "The author develops his highly provocative theme - that women have always been subjected by men - in a sober argument backed by considerable evidence. He maintains that only physical strength has enabled men to domineer for so long, but that in constitution, resistance to disease and size of brain, women are far superior. Fewer women go insane or commit suicide; the legend of emotional instability is easily disproved; women are jus t a s g o o d as men at business. The traditional view of many points Dr Montagu cuts down with sharp, incisive wit. He is satisfied that where women, in history or today, fall short of men in their achievements, it is because that is where men ha v e co n ti nu ed deliberately and out of fear, to keep them down. The author's pungent and reasoned arguments will arouse considerable controversy. But at the same time his lively approach has resulted in a most important and entertaining boo k." Ve ry li ght br own ing to pages - light on endpapers and edges of text block, minor bump at top of spine. Dust jacket has been price clipped, has small ghost sticker mark on front cover, light browning on spine, several tiny chips and tears - ma i nly at to p of spi ne - some with creases, minor soiling, two tiny closed perforations on front hinge . Very Good-/Good+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
ANNE OF THE ISLAND., Montgomery, L.M.  (Lucy Maud.)
102 Montgomery, L.M. (Lucy Maud.) ANNE OF THE ISLAND.
Toronto Ryerson Press 1963 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good - Good- 
326 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), medium blue cloth with dark blue lettering/trillium illustration on spine and dark blue lettering/pine cone illustration on front board. Third book in the "Anne of Green Gables" series. "(B)egins when Anne is eighteen and describes her college life, new friends and finally her romance." Three very small corner bumps, slight browning/fafing to edges of boards, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor soiling to edges of text block. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling/creasing, several tiny chips and small edge tears, some light foxing marks, light soiling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ANNE'S HOUSE OF DREAMS., Montgomery, L.M.  (Lucy Maud.)
103 Montgomery, L.M. (Lucy Maud.) ANNE'S HOUSE OF DREAMS.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
291 pp, 8vo (8 1/8" H) - blue boards with silver lettering/banding on spine, silver letter "C" in box on front board (for Cavendish Library). Copyright date is 1922, but this is a later printing. A continuation of the Anne of Green Gables series. "An entertaining story of the first year of Anne's married life. At Four Winds Harbour, Anne and Gilbert meet new friends: Stalwart Captain Jim of Four Winds Point, the enigmatic Leslie Moore, whose story is as romantic as it is strange, Owen Ford, who is ready to forget the past in the joy that the future holds. In this year Anne and Gilbert have become a 'part' of Four Winds, indissolubly rooted to its community hopes and strivings, their charming home, Ingleside, a veritable port in a storm to its many quaint good folks." Ink notation on bottom corner of front free endpaper: "Green Gables, P.E.I. / August 1, 1966". Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, some very light browning on endpapers, scattered tiny foxing marks on edges of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, small lightly colored liquid stain at top of rear panel, one small edge tear. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
ANNE'S HOUSE OF DREAMS., Montgomery, L.M.  (Lucy Maud.)
104 Montgomery, L.M. (Lucy Maud.) ANNE'S HOUSE OF DREAMS.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart Hard Cover Good Good- Dust jacket art by M.L. Kirk. 
346 pp, small 8vo (7 9/16" H). Medium blue cloth with black lettering on spine and front board. 1922 on copyright page. By the author of "Anne of Green Gables". Anne Shirley and Gilbert Blythe finally marry and make their home at Four Winds. 1940's birthday inscription on free front endpaper, tiny faint foxing marks on fore-edge and top edge of textblock. a few vey small light stains on bottom of textblock - some migrate into bottom margin of some pages, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light edge wear to boards, a few light wrinkles on rear board. Dust jacket has some light edge wear/wrinkling/creasing, several very small edge tears and tiny chips - some with creases, small chips and tears at top of spine, wrinkling and a few tiny stains on spine, light rubbing/soiling on spine and rear panel, soft creases on rear panel. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
EMILY'S QUEST, Montgomery, L.M.  (Lucy Maud.)
105 Montgomery, L.M. (Lucy Maud.) EMILY'S QUEST
London Harrap 1979 0245534121 / 9780245534126 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
204pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). The third book in the "Emily" series. " 'Emily of New Moon' has now left the world of the High School, so vividly encountered in 'Emily Climbs', and the real battles of life begin in earnest for the orphan determined to overcome her early handicaps. In a dramatic and unexpected way she achieves success as a writer just as L.M. Montgomery did with 'Anne of Green Gables', after refusing an offer to go to New York and work in journalism. But she finds the problems of love and marriage far more difficult, and the author keeps the reader in genuine suspense until the last few pages. In the opinion of many critics the Emily books are superior to the 'Anne of Green Gables' series, for the author puts far more of herself and her real experiences into them. Whereas the Anne books are clearly written to entertain, the Emily books are written more from the heart, and thus carry greater conviction." Small bump at top of spine, slight bump at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, one small edge tear archivally taped, minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE STORY GIRL, Montgomery, L.M.  (Lucy Maud.)
106 Montgomery, L.M. (Lucy Maud.) THE STORY GIRL
Toronto Ryerson Press 1966 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good- Good- Dust jacket art by S.R. Wyatt. 
365 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), maroon cloth with black lettering on spine and front board, small illustration of bird on front board. By the author of "Anne of Green Gables", this book was the basis of "The Road to Avonlea" television series. A few pages with light crease at top corner, small tear at top of inside front hinge, light browning to edges of textblock, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, one small edge chip and a few tiny edge chips/tears, light rubbing/soiling, some light staining on inside of front hinge and top of spine, a few tiny scuffs. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE STORY GIRL, Montgomery, L.M.  (Lucy Maud.)
107 Montgomery, L.M. (Lucy Maud.) THE STORY GIRL
Toronto Ryerson Press 1966 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Good+ Dust jacket art by S.R. Wyatt. 
365 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), maroon cloth with black lettering on spine and front board, small illustration of bird on front board. By the author of "Anne of Green Gables", this book was the basis of "The Road to Avonlea" television series. Ink notation on bottom corner of front free endpaper: "L.M. Montgomery / Birthplace / Clifton, New London / P.E.I." Previous owner's name in ink at top of front free endpaper, two small dog-ear creases, small faint liquid mark on top of text block, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light browning to edges of text block, minor soiling. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/creasing - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few tiny edge tears and chips, a few scuff lines on spine, colors are bright. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
108 Moore, Lucy. AMPHIBIOUS THING: THE LIFE OF LORD HERVEY.
London Viking 2000 067087986X / 9780670879861 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
376 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). Colour plates. "Lord Hervey was one of the most controversial figures of the Georgian age. The consummate courtier - strikingly handsome, elegant and witty - he was both the favourite of the Queen and right-hand man to Walpole. Painted by Hogarth, satirized by Fielding and Pope, and confidant of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Hervey counted among his friends and enemies some of the most brilliant men and women of the age. Yet for all his hard-won fame, there was a scandalous private side to Hervey. He was certainly a rake (rumour had it that he shared a mistress with the Prince of Wales), but such behaviour was quite normal among the eighteenth-century aristocracy. Less usual, however, was his ten-year affair with another man. From the outset, Hervey was fascinated by Stephen Fox. His engaging, delightfully witty letters reveal the depth of their passion for one another, and the lengths to which they were driven in order to escape detection. Finally, theirs became an 'open secret', one of many factors that was to contribute to Hervey's downfall. In this entertaining and wonderfully observed biography, Lucy Moore brings to life an entire age, with its shimmering artifice and its poisonous deceit, its highly wrought melodrama and its grand passions." Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top of spine. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
109 Morressy, John. Cover art by Dean Morrissey. KEDRIGERN SEQUENCE. 5 VOLUME SET. 1. A VOICE FOR PRINCESS. 2. THE QUESTING OF KEDRIGERN. 3. KEDRIGERN IN WANDERLAND. 4. KENDRIGEN AND THE CHARMING COUPLE. 5. A REMEMBRANCE FOR KEDRIGERN.
Ace, New York, (1986, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1990), Ist printings. 
213 pp, 202 pp, 247 pp, 215 pp, 233 pp, - mass market paperbacks - 5 volumes. "Wizardry sure isn't what it used to be. Spells don't seem as potent, and there's been a general decline in quality of wizards practicing the craft. But when the Wizards' Guild votes to open its meetings to alchemists - as far as Kedrigern is concerned, that's the last straw. Leaving the Guild meeting in a snit, Kedrigern - master magician and purveyor of counterspells - bids adieu to his conjuring comrades to pursue a life of quiet contemplation and study. However, he soon finds just how lonely such a life can be - even with a helpful house-troll named Spot for company. What's a 160-year-old bachelor to do? The social scene on Silent Thunder Mountain is the pits. And Kedrigern is decidedly too young to even contemplate marriage - by wizardly standards, of course. It's not until after much though that our humble hero resolves himself to marriage...and so begins his quest for a bride. But will Kedrigern rush into wedlock with the first enchanted princess who speaks up?" Interiors - pages browning lightly, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks, Exteriors - light edge wear, a few very small corner creases, tiny area of dis-coloration on top of textblock of book 3, spines flat with faint creases on books 4 & 5. VG 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
110 Muhlenfeld, Elisabeth. Foreword by C. Vann Woodward. MARY BOYKIN CHESNUT: A BIOGRAPHY.
Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge, 1981. 
271 pp, 9" H, soft cover. ISBN 0807118044 B&w illustrations. "(This) expert biography utilizes Mrs. Chesnut's autobiographical writings, her papers, and those of her family, as well as published sources. It traces her life in South Carolina from her childhood, as the daughter of a governor and United States senator, through her schooling and her marriage to James Chesnut, Jr., the son of a wealthy South Carolina planter. During the war her husband served as an aide to P.G.T. Beaure g a r d a n d to Jefferson Davis, achieving the rank of general. Muhlenfeld emphasizes Mary Chesnut's last twenty years, when she helped her family through the intricacies of repaying immense debts incurred during the Civil War and reestablishing so me m ea s ur e of order and security." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - soft creases at top corner of front cover, two tiny corner creases, soft edge creases on rear cover, very light rubbing. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
HATESHIP, FRIENDSHIP, COURTSHIP, LOVESHIP, MARRIAGE., Munro, Alice.
111 Munro, Alice. HATESHIP, FRIENDSHIP, COURTSHIP, LOVESHIP, MARRIAGE.
McClelland & Stewart, (Toronto, 2001), Ist edition. 
322 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "A new collection of stories by Alice Munro is a treat to be savoured slowly. In the past, critics like A.S.Byatt have marvelled that her stories 'contain whole lives (which should have taken whole novels)'. The nine stories in this book are no exception, each one being rich and complex and satisfying, a triumph of the story-telling art..." Very tiny bump on bottom edge of front board. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling/wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. NF/VG+ 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
THE BANK OF TORONTO:  RULES AND REGULATIONS.  1st MARCH, 1915., N/A.
112 N/A. THE BANK OF TORONTO: RULES AND REGULATIONS. 1st MARCH, 1915.
Bank of Toronto, Toronto, 1915. 
146 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover (dark red cloth with gold lettering on front board) - no dust jacket. Several updates have been glued in or attached with straight pins. Main section headings: General Rules; Staff; Vault and Safe - Cash, etc.; Drafts, Collections, etc.; Deposit Business; Correspondence; Loans and Discounts; Business with Municipalities and School Boards; Advances under Section 88; Expense Account; Clearing House Conventions and Rules respecting Endorsements. An interesting business and social history - for example, Article 49 in the Staff Section states: "It must be clearly understood that the marriage of an officer in receipt of a salary of less than $1,000 per annum, exclusive of city or Western allowances, is not sanctioned by the Bank, and the resignation of any officer infringing this rule may be demanded." and Article 52 that: "Every officer should cultivate a readable signature and initials, and avoid a careless and illegible style of writing. In arranging for promotion, an officer who writes plainly and legibly will be given the preference, other claims being equal, while a marked deficiency in this respect will prove a serious barrier to advancement." Previous owner's name slip tipped in on front endpaper, cigarette odor, very small light bump to top corner of half the pages, light browning to edges of textblock - darkening and soiling to top of textblock, wear at corners and top/bottom of spine, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, several small cup-rings and liquid marks on front board, darkening to board edges/spine. Good- reading copy only. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
113 Neillands, Robin. THE WARS OF THE ROSES.
London Brockhampton 1999 1860199976 / 9781860199974 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
223 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w photographs, maps, genealogical table. "The vicious wars between the English noble houses of York and Lancaster marked the end of medieval England and the birth of the Renaissance. The end of that thirty-year period of strife and bloodshed, which succeeding generations have called the Wars of the Roses, saw the collapse of the great Plantagenet dynasty, rulers of all England and much of France for over three hundred years, and the rise of the Tudors, destined to dominate English political life during the next century, following the triumph of Henry Tudor over Richard III at Bosworth Field. Robin Neillands tells this tale in clear and uncomplicated language, unravelling a fascinating and complex story to bring this period in England's history vividly to life. He also investigates the mysteries concerning the sudden marriage of Edward IV, the seizure of Edward's throne by his brother Richard of Gloucester and the murder of Richard's nephews, the Princes in the Tower." 
Price: 14.00 USD
 
 
114 Oliver, Jane. NOT PEACE BUT A SWORD.
London Collins 1939 Hard Cover Very Good - Good 
541 pp, 8vo (8 1/8" H). Map endpapers. Historical fiction. "Everyone knows of the sufferings of the Covenanters, but fewer of their intolerance in power, their grudging reception of the young King Charles after his father's execution at Whitehall, and the galling discipline which made him, after his accession to the English throne, unwilling ever to visit Scotland or to tolerate Presbyterianism again. Against this background, Miss Oliver tells the story of three generations of a great Scottish family, the Humes of Polwarth, rising to play their part in the nation's affairs. Lady Polwarth, resolute Episcopalian, was broken by her disastrous passion for her young second husband, Lord Jedburgh. Her son Sir Patrick Hume defied her to become a Covenanter, but was happier in his lifelong love for his brave, plain wife, who followed him into exile, and came back in triumph with Dutch William after his not quite bloodless revolution. Violent, too, was the career of his famous daughter, Grisel, whose romantic marriage to George Baillie, son of the Covenanting martyr, brings to a sunlit close her family's part in a century's struggle for freedom of speech and thought and worship." Dust soiling to top of textblock, light wrinkling at top and bottom of spine, slight waviness to cloth on boards. Dust jacket has small tears and chips, browning to spine and some edges, light rubbing, moderate edge wrinkling, now in a removable mylar sleeve. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
115 Paton, Alan. TOO LATE THE PHALAROPE.
Toronto / London Clarke, Irwin / Jonathan Cape 1953 First Canadian Edition. Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Val Biro, dust jacket art. 
253 pp, small 8vo (7 5/8" H). The first Canadian edition, consisting of a first edition Jonathan Cape book with a Clarke, Irwin dust jacket, priced at $2.10. "Alan Paton's second novel is as powerful as his first. Indeed it surpasses 'Cry, the Beloved Country' in both the effectiveness of its technique and the emotional intensity of its theme. The setting is again South Africa, but the tragedy this time is of a white man who for complicated reasons, some of them not unconnected with his childhood and training, succumbs to the very temptations he might have been thought strong enough to resist. His downfall is recorded by his father's sister who watched the train of events, half foreseeing the disaster yet unable to prevent it, and now in anguish blames herself. Though the story could have had no other setting than South Africa, its application is universal, and certainly its poignancy does not depend on its geographical situation." Minor edge wear, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor soiling on top of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, a few very small edge tears, light edge browning, very light soiling/rubbing on rear panel. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE LANDLADY'S NIECE., Phillips, Edward O.  Signed by author.  Dust jacket art by Dave Calver.
116 Phillips, Edward O. Signed by author. Dust jacket art by Dave Calver. THE LANDLADY'S NIECE.
Seal / McClelland-Bantam, Toronto, 1992, first edition. 
210 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. SIGNED ON TITLE PAGE: "EDWARD O. PHILLIPS". ISBN 0770425038 A divorced woman moves to Toronto to begin a new life, "(b)ut just when her escape seems complete, Elinor is lured back to Montre al for the funeral of her aunt and namesake and is stunned to find herself the sole heir to the old woman's pride and joy: a gloriously dilapidated apartment building complete with a perforated roof, buckled floors, and a janitress from hel l . I n s h ort, her aunt's bequest is likely to leave Elinor in the poorhouse. So she moves into a top-floor unit under an assumed name and plunges into the adventure of renovation, hoping to avoid the interference of both her well-meaning pilla r- of - th e- A ng lo -community parents and her tycoon ex-husband. But her anonymity can't keep her safe from the temptations of her too-handsome neighbor or the rough charms of her janitress's bulky husband. Then, as her renovation efforts reac h a pe rc o lat ing c ris is, Elinor is forced to have one last dealing with her ex, who just may be the source of capital she needs to complete her project. Of course, she can't help noticing that Andrew still has his looks, his old appeal, and eve n mo st of his hai r. Sud denl y, Elinor has a decision to make...." Tiny ink mark on fore-edge of textblock, tiny faint mark on top of edge block, very tiny dint at top/bottom edge of front board. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, very minor edge wrin kli ng. Ver y Goo d+/ Very Good+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
117 Picard, Liza. Introduced by Jenny Uglow. RESTORATION LONDON: EVERYDAY LIFE IN LONDON, 1660-1670.
London Folio Society 2012 Hard Cover Fine 
320 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), maroon cloth blocked in gilt with design by Neil Gower - in slipcase. Pictorial endpapers, b&w and colour illustrations. Chapter headings: London; The Houses; Interiors; Gardens, Parks and Open Spaces; Communications; Medicine and Dentistry; Clothes, Jewellery, Cosmetics, Hairdressing, Washing and So On; Housework, Laundry and Shopping; Cooking, Meals, Food and Drink; Sex; The Household; Education, Literacy and Speech; Hobbies, Excursions, Family Occasions and Etiquette; Divers Events and Acts in the Law; Money, Poverty and Class; Religion and Popular Beliefs; The World Picture; Epilogue. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
118 Price, Bertha Weston. Introduction by E.J. Struthers. GLIMPSES INTO THE PAST.
Self-published, n.p., n.d. 
152 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), soft cover. B&w illustrations. A collection of articles, previously published in The Sherbrooke Daily Record from 1951 on. These articles recount life in the Eastern Townships of Quebec and include memories of railroads, w eddings, the maple sugar industry, country doctors and nurses, churches, schools and school teachers, etc. Interior - light browning to pages, small closed tear with crease at fore-edge of first three pages - archivally taped, otherwise cl e a n a n d t ight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - browning to edges of textblock, very light edge wear on spine. Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
STEP BY STEP THROUGH THE BIBLE.  PART III. A LIFE OF CHRIST FOR CHILDREN., Ralph, Edith.
119 Ralph, Edith. STEP BY STEP THROUGH THE BIBLE. PART III. A LIFE OF CHRIST FOR CHILDREN.
Thomas Nelson and Sons, New York, n.d. 
224 pp, 7 3/8" H, Ex-library, hard cover (dark green cloth with gold lettering and banding on spine, gold lettering and black, pink and blue decoration on front board) - no dust jacket. 12 b&w plates, including tissue-covered frontispiece - collate d. Ex-library copy with gift inscription on one preliminary page; large surface paper pull, old glue residue and small number in ink on rear pastedown, very light browning to pages, tiny brown stain on two rear pages, browning to edges of t e x t b l o c k , light edge wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, faint call numbers on spine, very light rubbing, no other libray marks. Good+ 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
120 Reed, James, ed. (Geoffrey Parke-Taylor, James Reed, Nissa Basbaum, Diane Marshall, Phyllis Creighton, Tom Kingston.) A STUDY RESOURCE ON HUMAN SEXUALITY: APPROACHES TO SEXUALITY AND CHRISTIAN THEOLOGY.
Anglican Book Centre, Toronto, 1986. 
159 pp, 8vo (8 3/16" H), soft cover. ISBN 0919891491 "To provide information for discussion and study, this report examines doctrinal statements; biblical resources; traditional theology; Lambeth Conferences; psychology, sociology, and biology; an d social justice (focusing on sexism and homosexuality). The purpose of this resource is to provide clear statements about doctrinal and moral principles based on the Bible, Church tradition, and reason....to inform conscience so that peop l e c a n m a ke discerning and enlightened decisions with faith in an incarnate God who continually creates, redeems, and sustains. These resources to not, in any way, attempt to make authoritative statements." Interior - previous owner's name in i n k on i n si de of front cover, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light rubbing, minor browning. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
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