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81 Mitford, Jessica. Introduced by A.N. Wilson. HONS AND REBELS.
London Folio Society 2010 Hard Cover Fine 
267 pp, 8vo (9" H), bound in cloth and printed with a design by Yann le Bec, based on a design by Gavin Morris - in slipcase. Jessica Mitford's autobiography, taking us up until the time her husband, Esmond Romilly, left her in the United States to fight in the Second World War. 
Price: 25.00 USD
THE LOVE POEMS., Montague, John.  Drawings by Claire Weissman Wilks.
82 Montague, John. Drawings by Claire Weissman Wilks. THE LOVE POEMS.
Exile Editions, Toronto, 1992. 
185 pp, small 4to (10" H), soft cover. ISBN 1550960881 Full-page b&w illustrations by Claire Weissman Wilks. "Love takes many shapes, from the carbon of lust to the diamond of divine love. We try our best, we stumble, we are blinded. Nonetheles s love lives and renews later life as a mortal thing immortalized. There are many ways of regarding love, from the humility, courtesy, adultery and religion of courtly love, to the eastern bodily mysticism of the tantric. This book is a dia r y o f J ohn Montague's attemps to love." Interior - tiny curl at top corner of first few pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear - mainly at top/bottom of spine, a few tiny dints and some line i nd e nt at i on s on covers, very light rubbing, soft corner crease on front cover. Very Good- 
Price: 25.00 USD
ANNE OF AVONLEA., Montgomery, L.M.  (Lucy Maud.)
83 Montgomery, L.M. (Lucy Maud.) ANNE OF AVONLEA.
Toronto Ryerson Press 1963 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good- Good- 
367 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), light blue cloth with dark blue lettering on spine and front board, small illustration of trillium on spine and of Green Gables on front board in dark blue. Second book in the "Anne of Green Gables" series. "(C)ontinuing the story of (Anne Shirley) until the herioine is eighteen years of age." Three very small corner bumps, small bump to bottom edge of rear board, bump at top of spine, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight browning to edges of boards and edge of text block. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, a few tiny chips, several edge tears, old tape repair at top inside of spine with black coloring, light soiling - mainly on rear panel /flap, small scuff on front panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
ANNE OF THE ISLAND., Montgomery, L.M.  (Lucy Maud.)
84 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
CHRONICLES OF AVONLEA., Montgomery, L.M.  (Lucy Maud.)
85 Montgomery, L.M. (Lucy Maud.) CHRONICLES OF AVONLEA.
Toronto Ryerson Press 1970 0770000436 / 9780770000431 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
306 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), purple cloth with silver lettering on spine and front board, small illustration of Green Gables on front board. By the author of "Anne of Green Gables". "(C)onsists of stories of Avonlea and the surrounding district - Grafton, Spencervale, Carmody, White Sands, and the beautiful countryside, with which readers of the earlier Anne books are already familiar." Contents: The Hurrying of Ludovic; Old Lady Lloyd; Each in His Own Tongue; Little Joscelyn; The Winning of Lucinda; Old Man Shaw's Girl; Aunt Olivia's Beau; The Quarantine at Alexander Abraham's; Pa Sloane's Purchase; The Courting of Prissy Strong; The Miracle at Carmody; The End of a Quarrel. Light edge wear, light wrinkling and minor fading at top/bottom edges of spine, very light browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light wear/creases at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, small edge tear, some light edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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
MEETING CEZANNE and HALF A MAN., Morpurgo, Michael.
87 Morpurgo, Michael. MEETING CEZANNE and HALF A MAN.
Hay Hay Festival Press 2005 0954716825 / 9780954716820 First, Limited Edition. Hard Cover Very Good+ Signed by Author
55 pp, 6 1/4" H. Blue cloth covers with gold lettering on spine, paper label on front board. Number 71 of 100 copies signed by the author, Michael Morpurgo, on the limitation page. Comprises two short stories - "Meeting Cezanne" (a young boy spends time with his cousin's family in Provence and meets a famous painter) and "Half a Man" (a story about Michael Morpurgo's relationship with his grandfather who was badly burned when his ship was torpedoed during the Second World War). Minor soiling on boards. Postage for this light item will be reduced to most destinations. 
Price: 35.00 USD
CARRYING PLACE., Mowat, Angus.
88 Mowat, Angus. CARRYING PLACE.
Toronto S.J. Reginald Saunders 1944 Second Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Good 
318 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). The author was the father of Farley Mowat and brings references to Prince Edward County and the Hasty P's into his novel. "From the moment this story opens, in the dim light of the study of an old rectory in an old town (Trenton, Ontario), you are caught up in the secret of a man's life; not the secret of what became of him physically, but the real and inner mystery of youth growing into maturity, of hope growing into surety and waning into doubt and blazing forth at the last into the final certainty. It is the story of Eric Dalton and Mona Crozier. The story of a boy who fell in love with a young girl one tender summer evening on the lonely island called Carrying Place (Prince Edward County, Ontario); and of the man who bitterly renounced her in a quiet haven beside the English Channel, only to find that his life was forever bound to hers. He was never to be free from her, through years of peace and of war, through romance and heartbreak, passion and despair, to the final night of decision and beyond - ." Very light edge wear, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny light foxing marks on top of textblock, a few faint marks on title page and one on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, a few small chips and tears (some with creases) - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, red colored section at bottom of spine has faded to white. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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
Natural Heritage, Toronto, 2005. 
96 pp, 9" H, soft cover. ISBN 1897045115 "Naturalist, ornithologist, avocational archaeologist and poet, Winnipeg's Dr. Robert W. Nero has authored nine books dealing with his amazing spectrum of interests. (This) is the newest collection of poet ry by this gifted writer, revealing his sensitivity and keen observation of the natural world. In his frequently passionate poetry, Nero plays tribute to his wife, Ruth, who has, over many years, encouraged Bob to write and to pursue his outd o o r i n terests - all the while sharing him with Lady Grayl, the Great Gray Owl he found injured and starving in 1984. From that time on, Lady Grayl toured with Bob Nero to raise funds for numerous environmental projects and to educate thousands o f ch i ld re n and adults about conservation." The book closes with a tribute to Lady Grayl. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. Fine 
Price: 10.00 USD
MOORE OF CORUNNA., Parkinson, Roger.
91 Parkinson, Roger. MOORE OF CORUNNA.
Hart-Davis, MacGibbon, St Albans, 1976, first edition. 
245 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0246107553 B&w illustrations. "Of all British generals who claim the admiration of future generations, Sir John Moore perhaps most truly embodies the ideal of the perfect leader. His c ourage, tactical brilliance, decisiveness, incorruptibility, and gift for firing the spirits of his men in battle were combined with a conscientious regard for the authoity of his government at home - even when its dictates were at odds with h i s o w n sense of the military realities. Rober Parkinson portrays, with a vitality that matches his subject, Moore's extraordinary career: from the first taste of action against the rebel in America to his early personal triumphs against the Fr en ch in C or sica, Holland and Egypt. Then came the clouds of controversy; Moore's involvement in uneasy and dangerous relationships with local authorities in Corsica, Sicily and Sweden brought criticism as well as fame, and foreshadowed the tra gic ro l e h e w oul d play in the Peninsular War. The desperate retreat to Corunna and the last heroic stand against Napoleon's armies are movingly and dramatically told. Dominating the tumult of events and intrigues is the character of a ma n in who m 'e xe rtio ns a mong st dangers and difficulties is preferred to idleness', whose private feelings were subordinated to loyalty to his country and the passionate love of his profession; a restrained eighteenth century gentleman who gave a cap tured Fren ch comma nder his o wn sword to make him feel more comfortable, and who continued to ask as the last life ebbed from his body, 'Are the French beaten?'." Book slightly cocked, light wrinkling at top of spine, small very light stain on of text block. D ust ja cket has li ght wrinkling at top of spine, one tiny edge tear, light liquid stain at bottom inside spine. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
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
FATHER TO DAUGHTER:  THE FAMILY LETTERS OF MAXWELL PERKINS., Perkins, Maxwell.  Edited by Bertha Perkins Frothingham, Louise Perkins King, and Ruth King Porter.
93 Perkins, Maxwell. Edited by Bertha Perkins Frothingham, Louise Perkins King, and Ruth King Porter. FATHER TO DAUGHTER: THE FAMILY LETTERS OF MAXWELL PERKINS.
Kansas City Andews and McMeel 1995 0836204875 / 9780836204872 Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Maxwell Perkins. 
213 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H). B&w drawings by Maxwell Perkins, photographs. "Among book editors, none is quite so revered as Maxwell Perkins. During the years he worked in New York City's Charles Scribner's Sons, the legendary editor helped brilliant minds focus thoughts into literature, shaped manuscripts into classics, then championed writers into best-selling authors. F. Scott Fitzgerald, Thomas Wolfe, Ernest Hemingway, and Marcia Davenport were only a few authors who had Perkins to thank for at least some of their success. Behind the scenes, however, this literary genius was a devoted father to five daughters - Bertha, Elizabeth, Louise, Jane, and Nancy. Because he wanted the girls to know and love the family homestead in Windsor, Vermont he sent them there every summer and corresponded with them daily. From thoughts about the people he met to reminiscences of favorite family vacations, Perkins provided a vivid presence in his daughters' lives, whether he was with them or not. In (this book), the touching correspondence Perkins created for his daughters has been gathered into a memento of a great man. It is obvious that Maxwell Perkins was more than just a noted editor - he was a man with a deep and abiding love for his family." Dust jacket has soft crease along top edge of rear flap. 
Price: 15.00 USD
THE MICE WILL PLAY., Phillips, Edward O.  Inscribed by author.
94 Phillips, Edward O. Inscribed by author. THE MICE WILL PLAY.
Riverbank Press, Toronto, 1996, first edition. 
233 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. INSCRIBED ON TITLE PAGE: "FOR ____ AND ____ - TO READ BETWEEN SETS - MUCH LOVE - TED, 11/9/96". ISBN 189633203X "Gemma Johnstone's intimate charms have earned her just about every material comfort a woman about town could wish for. But when her latest admirer expires in full flight of physical affection, she must suddenly face the realities of being middle-aged, single, and without further material prospects. Temporary solace appars in the form of Helen Chisholm, a bed-ridden older woman who is in need of care and companionship while her redoubtable daughter goes away on a two-week Caribbean cruise. The prospect of tending an old lady tucked away in the tower of a sp r a w l i n g V ictorian mansion is hardly a tantalising one for a woman of Gemma's worldly charms. But as Gemma and Helen get to know each other, they form an unlikely bond and discover to their mutual surprise that their lives will never again b e th e sa me . A n yo ne familiar with the works of British writer E.F. Benson will immediately find themselves on familiar literary ground, probing the oft-fragile veneer of morality that separates respectability from the scandalous. Only here, t he se tt ing is a co nt emp orary one - Westmount, the genteel hillside environs of English-speaking Montreal's upper middle class. 'The Mice Will Play' is a deft comedy of contemporary manners (and the lack thereof). Written in Edward O. Phil lip s' f ast -pac ed, urb ane sty le, it paints an often hilarious picture of what happens when we surrender ourselves to the unpredictable twists of fate and human nature." Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling and very minor rubbing. Near Fine/Ve ry G ood+ 
Price: 22.50 USD
THE LANDLADY'S NIECE., Phillips, Edward O.  Signed by author.  Dust jacket art by Dave Calver.
95 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
CONNIE WOODLAND., Phillpotts, Eden.
96 Phillpotts, Eden. CONNIE WOODLAND.
Hutchinson, London, 1956, first edition. 
240 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "In one love Connie is unshakeable: that which she feels for the wild countryside of Dartmoor. But when it comes to the young men in her life she is less decided. There is much to be said f or either - for the attractive young master carpenter, Robert Fontaine, of romantic French extraction, and for George Redvers, the honest young labourer, as simple-minded as herself. And if Robert shows less than respect for the country whi c h i s s o dear to Connie, it is true also that George likes to shoot the wild creatures she loves. But it is more momentous matters than these which force Connie to make her choice, and in doing so, to act against her true heart. In this stor y of We st Co un try life the problems of various characters are at least resolved when, with the coming of the 1914 war, each in his own fashion finds that he can serve his fellows. In its wisdom, its wit, and its warmheartedness it is typical o f its aut hor . E den Phillpotts is a veteran storyteller still without rivals in the telling of a country tale." Very small light stain on page 133, 4 small lines of notation blacked out and small Chistmas gift inscription on front pastedown, f ront free end pa per has soft 2 creases and area of light browning, tiny bump at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has been price clipped, has minor edge wear/wrinkling, a few small light soiling marks on spine. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
Natural Heritage, Toronto, 2007, first edition. 
287 pp, 9" H, soft cover. ISBN 9781550027570 B&w photographs. "A woman from Northern Ontario is buried; her jewellery box reveals a mystery. Veteran Canadian journalist Jim Poling took on the most important assignment of his career: Just who was his mother? Why did she take a lifelong secret to her grave? The author searches for clues throughout Alberta and the Ontario communities of Thunder Bay and Chapleau, the CPR town where the people he believed were his ancestors played out their ro les in building the national railway. A search that began in anger at his mother's secrecy concludes with an understanding of her actions. In the process, he explores the place of families within Canadian society and reveals the shameful ong o i n g d iscrimination against Native peoples and the abusive treatment of illegitimacy. Throughout, glimpses of working life in newsrooms add insider perspectives on the 'handling' of our daily news. Poling observes that Canada will never reali ze i ts t r ue potential until positive steps are taken to resolve long-standing issues." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. Fine 
Price: 17.50 USD
Self-published, Ontario, 1981. 
147 pp, 8vo (8" H), soft cover. Contents - Part One: Mysticism - The Symbol of Wisdom; The Two Truths; The Dimension of Depth; The New Copernican Revolution; The Inward Journey; The Mystical Experience; The Ultimate Reality. Part Two: Religious Ex istentialism - Religious Experience; The Search For Wholeness; The Search for Fulfilment; The Search for Meaningful Relationships; The Search for Meaning; Inauthentic Religion and the Pattern of the Search for Authenticity. Postscript: Dam a s c u s a n d the Bodhi-Tree. Index. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light soiling, very minor edge wear. Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
THE RED JAGUAR.  (PUBLISHED IN ENGLAND AS 'THE RED ALFA'.), Prince, Alison.  Illustrated by Leonard Shortall.
99 Prince, Alison. Illustrated by Leonard Shortall. THE RED JAGUAR. (PUBLISHED IN ENGLAND AS 'THE RED ALFA'.)
Atheneum, New York, 1972, first American edition. 
126 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. "Kevin wasn't like anyone else. He was the only one who really shared Robbie's love of cars. Most mornings when the two met and went to school together, Kevin was a red Jaguar and Robbie was a yellow Sting-Ray. They raced through the park and the school yard, braking, steering, and finally switching off the engine at the school door. Because they shared their interest in cars, Robbie was loyal to Kevin no matt e r w h a t . This was not always easy. There were things missing in the schoolroom, and Kevin seemed to blame. Robbie's mother did not really approve of Kevin. And one trouble led to another. Yet Robbie remained faithful to his friend. And in s p it e of f ig h ts and some hard moments, the results were more than worth it." Light edge wear to boards, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, small sticker pull on front panel, several t iny sc uf fs an d t iny ho le on rear panel, two tiny chips and one tiny closed tear. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
Ann Arbor, Michigan UMI Research Press 1985 0835716945 / 9780835716949 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ 
166 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w reproductions. "The purpose of this study is to give an annotated bibliography of the books and discuss the authors whose words were handprinted by the Woolfs. It has proved easiest to investigate the books and understand how their authors came to be connected with the Press by considering them in groups based on their relationship with the Woolfs. Of course the Woolfs printed their own works and that of their friends. They also printed work by people they admired and wanted to encourage in their endeavor to reach the public eye. Since most of these people developed careers of some note, it is possible to give an indication of their relationships to the Woolfs and what these particular books meant to them at the time of publication." From the Introduction. Contents: List of Illustrations; Preface; Introduction; The Press in the Lives of the Woolfs; Books by the Woolfs; Books by Friends; Books by Acquaintances; Books by Worthy Unknown; The Woolfs and the Book Arts Tradition; Illustrations of the Books in Order of Publication; Appendix A: List of Handprinted Books in Order of Publication; Appendix B: List of Handprinted Books in Order by Author; Notes; Bibliography; Index. Very small bump at bottom corner of front board. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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