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Brennan, Kinsale, 1989, 2nd edition. 
84 pp, 7 15/16" H, soft cover. B&w maps, plans, photographs, drawings. Contents: Early Settlers (Pre-History - The Normans); The Development of the Town (Physical Development - Administrative and Commercial Development - Walk About/The Walls); Chu rches: Monasteries Through the Centuries (Ecclesiastical Development - St Multose Church - The Carmelites - Fr J. Foley McNamara and the Sisters of Mercy - The visits of Fr T. Matthew, Rev John Wesley); The Battle of Kinsale and the Early S e v e n t e e n t h Century (The Battle of Kinsale - James Fort - The Rising of 1641 - Cromwell in Kinsale); Restoration Period 1660 to the Second Battle 1690 (Charles Fort - James II and William of Orange - Life Around the Fort); Ships and Fishing in K in sa le ( Fi sh in g - The Kinsale Hooker - Commercial and Naval Activity - Boat Building); The Hinderland (The Bandon River - The Old Head of Kinsale). Interior - clean and tight with with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rub bin g, lig ht wav ine ss to for e-edge of book, soft front hinge crease, small crease and small ghost sticker mark on rear cover. Very Good 
Price: 12.00 USD
McGill-Queen's University Press, Montreal, 1976. 
402 pp, small 4to, HC in dust jacket. B&w photos, drawings, maps, graphs. Map endpapers. A collection of essays on architecture, settlement, military history, political and business history, social history, the Anglican church, Queen's University , etc. Very minor edgewear to boards, wrinkling to top of spine, otherwise clean, tight and bright. Dust jacket has light edgewear/rubbing, a few tiny chips/small tears - wraparound jacket illus of Kinston City Hall from the Harbour, 1 8 6 2 . V G / V G - 
Price: 20.00 USD
Mississauga, Ontario Verna Mae Weeks 1996 0969130171 / 9780969130178 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ 
315 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w photographs, reproductions. "The village of Cooksville (now part of the city of Mississauga), located on the Dundas Highway, was once considered the liveliest village between Toronto and Hamilton, until a terrible fire occurred there a century-and-a-half ago, on the 26th of May, 1852. Six days later, the headlines written by a reporter of 'The Toronto Globe', declared: 'The Village of Cooksville Destroyed! A Whole Village in Ruins! What an Awful Spectacle!' But the village grew up again ---." Contents: Introduction; The Soldier Settler; Jacob Cook; The Chateau Clair Vine-yards; Drilling for Oil and Gas; A Century-and-a-Half Ago; The Great Fire; The Hotels of Cooksville; The Corner Store; The Village Tradesmen; The Schiller Stores; The Butcher Shops; The Bakeries; The Pharmacies; A Farming Community; The Town Hall; The Cooksville Fall Fair; Cooksville School Section No.2; Village Sports; The Railway Station; Paving the Highways; The Cooksville Brick Yard; Cooksville Post Office; Peel's First Female Lawyer; The Churches; Rosemount Farm; The Doctors; The Bush Pilot; Loyal Orange Lodge; The Cooksville's Women's Institute; The Cherry Hill House; Franze Drive; People of the Past; The Storm; The Volunteer Fire Brigade; 1st Cooksville Scouts and Guides; News and Views; Thoughts of Today. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor lean to book. 
Price: 35.00 USD
POEMS OF LORD BYRON., Whibley, Charles, selected and introduced by.  (George Gordon Byron.)
84 Whibley, Charles, selected and introduced by. (George Gordon Byron.) POEMS OF LORD BYRON.
London Caxton Hard Cover Good A.S. Forrest, colour illustrations. A.S. Hartrick, b&w frontispiece and vignette title. 
262 pp, 6 13/16" H. Medium brown cloth with gilt lettering and art nouveau floral decoration in yellow/ orange on spine and front board, top edge gilt. One of 'The Golden Poets' series, edited by Oliphant Smeaton. No date. B&w tissue-covered frontispiece and decorated title page, 8 colour plates by A.S. Forrest (collated). Section headings: Introduction; Poems; The Curse of Minerva; Child Harold's Pilgrimage (To Ianthe / Portrait of Childe Harold / Scenes in Spain and Portugal / Greece Ancient and Modern / Brussles and Waterloo); The Giaour / The Bride of Abydos (Selim and Zuleika); The Corsair (The Pirate's Isle / Conrad and Gulnare); Lara (The Death of Lara); The Prisoner of Chillon; English Bards and Scotch Reviewers; Beppo (The Carnival of Venice); Don Juan (The Sweets of Life / The Isles of Greece); Dramas (Manfred / Cain); Notes; Glossary; Index of First Lines. Very light browning to free endpapers - lighter on pastedowns, small corner crease on page leaf 105/6, faint water mark staining on bottom of text block, very light browning to edges of text block, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight fading to colour on spine, light edge wear, faint water marks and light rubbing on rear board, one small soft corner bump. 
Price: 25.00 USD
London Granada 1984 0246116366 / 9780246116369 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
702 pp, 9 1/2" H. "(T)ells the story of human violence from Peking Man to the Mafia, taking into account the calculated sadism of the Assyrians, the opportunism of the Greek pirates, the brutality that made Rome the 'razor king of the Mediterranean', the mindless destruction of the Vandals, the mass slaughter of Genghis Khan, Tamurlane, Ivan the Terrible, Vlad the Impaler - - . Each age has its own characteristic pattern of crime. In the past three centuries crime has changed and evolved until the sex killer and the mass murderer have become symbols of all that is worst about our civilization. But this is not just a study of human depravity: it is an attempt to place crime in perspective against human discovery, exploration and invention. The result is a completely new approach to the history and psychology of human violence." Light toning to top edge and fore-edge of text block, book is slightly cocked, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge rubbing. Dust jacket minor edge wear, very light edge wrinkling, light browning at top edge of flaps and top inside edge of jacket, light rubbing. 
Price: 35.00 USD
86 Wodehouse, P.G. SUMMER MOONSHINE.
Doubleday, Doran, Garden City, New York, 1937, Ist American edition. 
322 pp, small 8vo (7 3/4" H), hard cover (yellow/orange boards with green lettering/decoration on spine) - no dust jacket. "(In this novel, P.G. Wodehouse's) characters are new, but they will be long remembered: Mr Bulpitt, the greatest of American process servers; the Princess von und zu Dwornizchek ('the sand in civilization's spinach'); Sir Buckstone Abbott, following the great if difficult tradition of Wodehousian baronets; the beautiful Jane; a long list of memorables. Of the plot itself little need be said. It involves principally the efforts of Mr Bulpitt to practise his profession, under difficulties better read about than experienced; the vicissitudes of young love; the resounding triumphs of virtue. It is Wodehouse at his incomparable best and should need no other recommendation." Interior - small bookstore label on rear pastedown, endpapers browning, pages browning very lightly, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - top of textblock color lightly faded - also has a small dark stain, browning to fore-edge of textblock, darkening to spine and top edges of boards, light to moderate soiling due to handling, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Good . 
Price: 25.00 USD
BIG MONEY., Wodehouse, P.G. (Pelham Grenville Wodehouse .)
87 Wodehouse, P.G. (Pelham Grenville Wodehouse .) BIG MONEY.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1931 First Canadian Edition. Hard Cover Very Good- Fair Harry Beckhoff 
316 pp, small 8vo (7 3/4" H), orange cloth with black title/author blocks, orange lettering. Harry Beckhoff dust jacket and endpaper art. "The mangement of fiancees and the manipulation of high finances go roisterously hand in hand in this amorous and economic history of Biscuit, otherwise Lord Biskerton, son and heir of the sixth Earl of Hoddesdon. Biscuit had red hair, a preliminary scenario for a mustache, and a noble determination to escape the disgrace of work. Berry Conway who has less iron in his soul had succumbed to economic pressure and become the secretary to T. Paterson Frisby, a dyspeptic American who had twenty million and loved every cent of it. When Biscuit and Berry pooled ideas for the mutual betterment of their separate estates, and one idea had to do with Ann Moon, Frisby's beautiful niece and heir, they leaned heavily on Aunt Vera an old campaigner in the field of love. How Uncle Paterson was caught short and rushed to cover while Aunt Vera hedged the market with a double play and salted down two money-making engagements for the house of Hoddesdon is one of the most irresistible tales of the one and only P.G." Light edge wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners, small dog-ear crease on page 69/70, tiny dog-ear crease on page 301/302, small area of faint bleed-through of text print on page 301from page 302 - also on page 308 from page 307, very slight darkening to fore-edge and bottom of text block, slight variations in color on top of text block, snall foxing mark on free rear endpaper. Dust jacket has light to moderate browning & soiling, small chips and tears, old tape repairs on inside surface, tears on hinges, protected in mylar sleeve. 
Price: 250.00 USD
HOT WATER., Wodehouse, P.G. (Pelham Grenville Wodehouse .)
88 Wodehouse, P.G. (Pelham Grenville Wodehouse .) HOT WATER.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1932 First Canadian Edition. Hard Cover Very Good- Fair 
312 pp, small 8vo (7 3/4" H). Orange cloth with black lettering on spine/front board. "Reviewing Mrs. J. Wellington Gedge's worldly goods, one would have thought her cup of happiness must be complete. Yet this was not so. She had a small husband and a large income, and both of these she used relentlessly in her efforts to attain her great ambition - to place her unfortunate husband on an ambassadorial throne. The success of her plans rested upon the shoulders of Senator Opal and the Vicomte de Blissac, but such is the way of Fate that the Senator's daughter Jane, Packy Franklyn, Blair Eggleston and Soup Slattery and Oily Carlisle were all in a measure responsible for the sudden turn of events. This diverting yarn shows P.G.W. at his merriest and maddest." Previous owner's bookplate on front free endpaper, very small hole in half-title page, light browning and a few small stains on edges of text block, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light edge wear, one tiny corner bump, tiny dent on bottom edge of front board, slight fading on spine and bottom edge of front board, slight darkening to edges of boards, darkening on hinges. Dust jacket has chips and tears, edge wrinkling/creasing, fading to spine color - lettering still very legible, light soiling, small area of liquid stains on inside bottom edge. 
Price: 275.00 USD
EGGS, BEANS AND CRUMPETS., Wodehouse, P.G. (Pelham Grenville Wodehouse.)
89 Wodehouse, P.G. (Pelham Grenville Wodehouse.) EGGS, BEANS AND CRUMPETS.
Toronto Longmans, Green 1940 First Canadian Edition. Hard Cover Good Good- Fenwick dust jacket art. 
284 pp, + (4 pp), small 8vo (7 3/8" H), orange cloth with black lettering on spine. "In the heart of London's clubland there stands a tall and grimly forbidding edifice known to taxi-drivers and the elegant young men who frequent its precincts as the Drones Club. Yet its somewhat austere exterior belies the atmosphere of cheerful optimism and bonhomie that prevails within. For here it is that young gallants of Mayfair forgather for the pre-luncheon bracer and to touch lightly on the topics of the day. But all is not idle chatter that passes at this hour of the morning snifter - life in its sterner aspects often comes under review and is discussed with a candour that loosens tongues and encourages confidences. Then it is that the Eggs and Beans cluster round, and, with bated breath, listen while a Crumpet holds the floor with a dramatic narrative of domestic disturbances in the life of Bingo Little or, perhaps, the heart-throb story of Freddie Fitch-Fitch at Droitgate Spa. To the members of the Drones such epics are history in the making; and to us, because our ribs ache from joyous laughter, they are no less significant." Contents: All's Well with Bingo; Bingo and the Peke Crisis; The Editor Regrets; Sonny Boy; Anselm Gets His Chance; Romance at Droitgate Spa; A Bit of Luck for Mabel; Buttercup Day; Ukridge and the Old Stepper. Moderate browning on free endpapers, tiny foxing marks on preliminary pages, foxing on top of text block - and a few on the other text block edges, small dog-ear crease on page 79/80, small to tiny bump at top corner of pages 39-80, large soft creases on page leaf 161/162, very light wear/fading at edges of boards, light fading/wrinkling at bottom edge of spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling with a few tiny tears/chips, large taped tear across rear panel and rear flap, moderate foxing on inside surface and on flaps, light soiling, colors are still bright. 
Price: 150.00 USD
LAUGHING GAS., Wodehouse, P.G. (Pelham Grenville.)
90 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
SUMMER MOONSHINE., Wodehouse, P.G. (Pelham Grenville.)
91 Wodehouse, P.G. (Pelham Grenville.) SUMMER MOONSHINE.
McCelland & Stewart, Toronto, (1938), first Canadian edition. 
312 pp, small 8vo (7 3/4" h), hard cover (orange/red cloth with black lettering on spine and front board) - no dust jacket. "An Englishman's home may be his castle, but to Sir Buckstone Abbott, Walsinford Hall was nothing but a blot on the landscape. With its glazed red bricks, its dome and minarets, it so jarred upon his sensitive soul that it was his avowed intention to unload the unsightly pile on the first prospective buyer. His chance came when the Princess von und zu Dwornitzchek expressed the opinion that the Hall was 'cute' and began toying with the idea of purchasing it. And Sir Buckstone, desperately anxious lest she should change her mind, spared no effort to 'lush her up and keep her sweet'...This is a novel in the traditional Wodehouse manner, a story of complex situtation that will reduce the reader to tears of delight." Interior - small foxing mark in margin of page 224. Exterior - book lightly cocked, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny tears at bottom of spine, light browning to edges of textblock, a few very small light stains on boards, very small foxing mark on fore-edge of textblock. VG- 
Price: 17.50 USD
A DAMSEL IN DISTRESS., Wodehouse, Pelham Grenville.  (P.G. Wodehouse)
92 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
New York Macmillan 1899 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Joseph M. Gleeson. 
346 pp + publisher's advertisements, 7 3/4" H. Dark green cloth with gilt lettering and decoration on spine and front board, all edges yellow/orange. Lovely b&w illustrations - 8 full page, including frontispiece (collated), plus many smaller illustrations throughout the text. Weaves together nature lore and fantasy, with Native American legends and wisdom. Contents: The Dream Fox; What Happened One Very Cold Day; Dr. Anne; The Signal; The Man of the Moon; What the Coal said to the Kindling Wood; Kayoshk', the Sea Gull; The Planting Moon; The Story of Bek-Wuk, the Arrow; The Widow Dog; Amoe, the Honey Bee; The Village in the Pond; The Shedding Dance; Wabeno's Gift. Previous owner's bookplate and a small area of glue residue on front pastedown, minor tiny foxing marks and slight toning to endpapers, tiny perforation at top of page 345, light edge wear, some light variation in color on edges of text block, some light shelf wear on bottom of text block, wrinkle in cloth across front board, some wrinkling and light wear at top/bottom of spine, a few very light rub marks on rear board. Protected in a stiff mylar sleeve. 
Price: 35.00 USD
POEMS OF SPENSER., Yeats, W.B., selected and introduced by.  Edmund Spenser.
94 Yeats, W.B., selected and introduced by. Edmund Spenser. POEMS OF SPENSER.
London Caxton Hard Cover Very Good - No Jacket Jessie M. King, colour illustrations. A.S. Hartrick, b&w frontispiece and vignette title. 
290 pp, 6 13/16" H. Medium brown cloth with gilt lettering and art nouveau floral decoration in orange on spine and front board, top edge gilt. One of 'The Golden Poets' series, edited by Oliphant Smeaton. No date. B&w frontispiece and decorated title page, 8 plates (b&w with touches of pink and gold) by Jessie M. King (collated). Section headings: Introduction; Happy and Unhappy Love; Courtiers and Great Men; Emblems and Qualities; Gardens of Delight; Fauns and Satyres and Shepherds; Notes; Glossary; Index of First Lines. Light browning to free endpapers, light browning to frontispiece tissue - causing minor toning to frontispiece and title page, small crease to tiny crease at top corner of pages 197 to 222, creases and wrinkles to fore-edge and top corner of pages 223 to 230, small soft wrinkle to top corner of pages 231 to 238, minor rubbing to top edge gilt, light wrinkling to top/bottom of spine, very light edge wear, minor rubbing on rear board. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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