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(London, 1948) Chapman & Hall 1948 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good Stuart Boyle. 
144 pp, 7 1/2" H. Dark blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine, top edge dark blue. Blue marble-look endpapers, b&w drawings, including decorative initial capitals. The undated (1948) first printing. "This is a nightmare induced by the unfamiliar diet of Southern California. That region, where all men are displaced persons, is unique only in the splendid elaboration of its graveyards, and to these Mr. Evelyn Waugh turned for solace and inspiration during a brief visit. Against the background of embalming-rooms and incinerators he has contrived a neat tragedy of Anglo-American manners which we hope will amuse and instruct curious readers of both nations." Waugh's satirical novel about Los Angeles/Hollywood, British expats and the funeral & film businesses. Light toning to pages, prvious owner's name in ink on one preliminary page, light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, very light wear at corners and at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has tiny edge tears/chips and one small edge tear - all archivally taped, light edge wear/wrinkling, browning to spine, a few tiny light stains on panels - mainly on rear panel, very light edge browning. 
Price: 40.00 USD
Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, 1981. 
32 pp, 8" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). ISBN 0888542623 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "The new ROM Insight Series focuses on concise, well-illustrated introductions to a variety of topics in the fields of art and archaeology - a ll written by recognized experts in their subjects. (This booklet) focuses on elegant formal furniture made in Canada in the early decades of the 19th century. It is a very readable introduction to one of the finest early decorative arts f o r m s p r o duced in Canada. Most of the twenty-three pieces of furniture illustrated are from the collections of the Canadian Department of the Royal Ontario Museum: the photographs are accompanied by comprehensive captions." Interior - clea n an d ti gh t w it h no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear, very minor rubbing. Very Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
MOSTLY SALLY., Wodehouse, P.G. (Pelham Grenville Wodehouse)
63 Wodehouse, P.G. (Pelham Grenville Wodehouse) MOSTLY SALLY.
A.L. Burt, New York, (c1923), reprint by arrangement with George H. Doran. 
317 pp, small 8vo (7 5/8" h), hard cover (buff cloth with dark blue lettering on spine, decorative cartouche in dark blue on front board) - no dust jacket. Interior - previous owners name on free front endpaper, one dog-ear crease. Exterior - book slightly cocked, heavy browning to edges of textblock, darkening to spine, small stains/foxing marks on boards and edges of textblock, light to moderate edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, corners slightly bumped. Good reading copy . 
Price: 20.00 USD
LAUGHING GAS., Wodehouse, P.G. (Pelham Grenville.)
64 Wodehouse, P.G. (Pelham Grenville.) LAUGHING GAS.
McCelland & Stewart, Toronto, (1936), first Canadian edition. 
311 pp, small 8vo (7 3/4" h), hard cover (orange cloth with black lettering on spine and front board) - no dust jacket. "Dirty work in the Fourth Dimension was the cause of all the trouble. Somebody slipped up badly, the wires became crossed and an 'identity-switch' resulted. Briefly the facts were these. B.K. Burwash and I.J. Zizzbaum, fang-wrenching rivals of high repute, simultaneously performed their miracles of dental surgery on Joey Cooley, Hollywood's famous child star, and Reginald, third Earl of Havershot. And it was during the brief space of time that the gas administered by Messrs. Burwash and Zizzbaum was doing its stuff and the patients' liberated souls were hob-nobbing in the Fourth Dimension, that the dirty work took place. Reginald returned to consciousness in the diminutive, if decorative, body of the child star, whilst the soul of young Cooley had been parked in the massive frame of the third Earl. And so the trouble began!" Interior - very light browning to endpapers. Exterior - moderate browning and light foxing to edges of textblock, three small stains on top of textblock, light to moderate edge wear, small bump to corners, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight fraying at top of spine, light fading and wrinkling on spine, four tiny faint white marks on front board. Good reading copy. 
Price: 25.00 USD
A DAMSEL IN DISTRESS., Wodehouse, Pelham Grenville.  (P.G. Wodehouse)
65 Wodehouse, Pelham Grenville. (P.G. Wodehouse) A DAMSEL IN DISTRESS.
A.L. Burt, New York, (c1919), reprint by arrangement with George H. Doran. 
302 pp, small 8vo (7 5/8" h), hard cover (buff cloth with black lettering on spine, decorative cartouche in orange and black on front board) - no dust jacket. P.G. Wodehouse's particular brand of humor, set as so often in the English countryside at the historic home of the Earls of Marshmoreton, Belpher Castle in Hampshire. Interior - previous owners name on front pastedown, free front endpaper missing, light browning to pages, light browning stains on copyright page and on a few other pages, book slightly cracked at two places, Exterior - heavy browning to edges of textblock, a few small stains on edges of textblock which migrate slightly into pages, discoloration and small stains on boards. moderate edge wear, fra ying at top of spine, darkening to top quarter of spine. Good reading copy only. 
Price: 50.00 USD
THE LITTLE WARRIOR., Wodehouse, Pelham Grenville.  (P.G. Wodehouse)
66 Wodehouse, Pelham Grenville. (P.G. Wodehouse) THE LITTLE WARRIOR.
New York George H. Doran 1920 First Edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket 
384 pp, 7 3/4" H. Grey cloth with green title block on spine, green oblong with author's name on front board and decorative border with title in green letters. GDH symbol on title page denoting First Edition. The American first preceded the British which was published in 1921 as 'Jill the Reckless'. When a wealthy young woman loses her fiance and her fortune, she abandons London society for New York, finding employment as a chorus girl - and true love. Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, ver small bump to bottom corner of both boards, book is very slightly cocked, very light browning to spine, brownig to edges of text block, inside front hinge has wrinkling to paper and two small splits in the paper but is holding very firmly, 1 1/4' crease at top of half-title page, small edge tear at bottom of page leaf 233/234 - archivally taped, very small tear and bump at top edge of pages 303 to 314 - archivally taped, a few very tiny dents to bottom of text block, slight toning to pages - mostly in margins, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 175.00 USD
THE WALLS OF INDIA., Woodcock, George.  (Toni Onley, paintings).
67 Woodcock, George. (Toni Onley, paintings). THE WALLS OF INDIA.
Lester & Orpen Dennys, (Toronto, 1985), Ist edition. 
136 pp, small 4to 10 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Color reproductions of paintings by Tony Onley. B&w maps. "...the great subcontinent is brilliantly revealed through the skill of both painter and prose writer...On the long journey that to ok the travellers from the deserts and hills of Rajasthan in the north-west corner, from the Abode of Kings and the Apes of Amber to Kerala and the City of the Serpent; from the tall hills of Darjeeling to Delhi, City of Conquerors, the people a n d p laces of India are vividly evoked. Encompassing the striking contrasts that exist within the country itself, (this book) is a moving portrait of an ancient country and a civilization in transition." Previous owner's name in ink at top of fr on t p as tedown, small decorative label at top corner of half-title page, small bump at bottom corners of boards, two rub lines on front board, light sun fading at top/bottom edges of boards. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling (light at bot tom o f fro nt flap-fold), light rubbing and a few tiny dints, crease at top edge of rear panel, slight fading to color on rear panel. Very Good-/Very Good- 
Price: 17.50 USD
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