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SPIRIT OF PLACE: LUCY MAUD MONTGOMERY AND PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND., Bolger, Francis W.P.
1 Bolger, Francis W.P. SPIRIT OF PLACE: LUCY MAUD MONTGOMERY AND PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND.
Toronto Oxford University Press 1982 0195403894 / 9780195403893 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Photographs by Wayne Barrett and Anne MacKay. 
86 pp, 10 1/4" H. Colour photographs. "Lucy Maud Montgomery, the world-famous author of 'Anne of Green Gables', had a deep and passionate affection for the pastoral serenity and tranquil beauty of her native Island. (This) is a pictorial study of the Prince Edward Island that Lucy Maud knew and loved. Passages from her autobiography and from her voluminous personal correspondence supply the text prepared by Francis W.P. Bolger, and the photographs have been taken specially to illustrate the landscape she described. Word and picture together portray the Island that was always Lucy Maud Montgomery's inspiration and strength." Light wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners. Dust jacket has very minor edge wear, minor rubbing, tiny dent on front hinge. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
2 Connon, Peter. Introduction by Lord Wakefield of Kendal Kt. IN THE SHADOW OF THE EAGLE'S WING: A HISTORY OF AVIATION IN THE CUMBRIA, DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY REGION, 1825 TO 1914.
Penrith, Cumbria St. Patrick's Press 1982 095082870X / 9780950828701 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good- Very Good- 
134 pp, 11 7/8" H. Map endpapers. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions, drawings. "(C)hronicles the significant aeronautical events which took place in the Cumbria, Dumfries and Galloway region from 1825 to 1914. The uninformed reader glancing at the topographical map may wonder as to what possible level of pioneering aviation activity could be sustained in a predominantly mountainous region where man is grossly outnumbered by sheep - yet between these years it was to encapsulate almost all aspects of man's aeronautical endeavour, from ballooning, parachuting, gliding, aircraft and airship construction to aero engine production. Cumbria is the birthplace of both British naval and civil marine aviation and for the first time the full exciting story is told aided by many previously unpublished documents and photographs." Small bump at top/bottom of spine and at bottom corner of both boards. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing, a few tiny dents on rear panel/hinge. 
Price: 95.00 USD
 
 
3 Hutchinson, Lucy, Thornton, Alice, Ann, Lady Fanshawe, Margaret, Duchess of Newcastle, Anne, Lady Halkett & Brilliana, Lady Harley. Roger Hudson, Editor. THE GRAND QUARREL. FROM THE CIVIL WAR DIARIES OF MRS. LUCY HUTCHINSON; MRS. ALICE THORNTON; ANNE, LADY FANSHAWE; MARGARET, DUCHESS OF NEWCASTLE; ANNE, LADY HALKETT & THE LETTERS OF BRILLIANA, LADY HARLEY.
London Folio Society 1993 Hard Cover Very Good 
256 pp, 9 1/2" H. Bound in full dark blue buckram with a repeat pattern of typographical ornaments in gold; pale blue-grey endpapers. Dark blue slipcase. 16 pages of lithographic plates reproducing contemporary prints and paintings, plus genealogical tables and maps. "There is no denying that writing - and reading - had spread rapidly out from the cloister and chancery under the stimulus of the printing press in the previous hundred years. This new climate of literacy, and a growing self-consciousness as the values of the Renaissance filtered through, combined with the natural instinct to record the extraordinary upheavals of the Civil Wars and their aftermath to produce the first great period of English biography and memoir." Less well known than their male counterparts, these women have left valuable documentation about the Civil War era through their diaries and letters. 1 1/2" soft wrinkle at fore-edge of free front endpaper. Slipcase has small bump to one front edge, light wear and 1 1/2" line indentation to one top side edge, light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ROBERT SMYTHSON & THE ELIZABETHAN COUNTRY HOUSE., Mark Girouard.
4 Mark Girouard. ROBERT SMYTHSON & THE ELIZABETHAN COUNTRY HOUSE.
New Haven Yale University Press 1983 0300031343 / 9780300031348 Updated edition. Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
328 pp, 10 3/8" H. Illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, reproductions, architectural drawings. "(B)egins with the general history of Elizabethan and Jacobean architecture and the ideas behind it. Girouard then describes the buildings that can be connected with Robert Smythson and his architect son and grandson, discussing their design and decoration, as well as the personalities who commissioned them. The Smythson patrons come vividly to life; the irascible Sir John Thynne, the neurotic classicist and industrial tycoon Sir Francis Willoughby, the conscientious and harassed Earl of Shrewsbury, and, above all, three generations of the Cavendish family - the formidable Bess of Hardwick, Sir Charles Cavendish with his curious taste for sham castles, and the cavalier Duke of Newcastle with his passion for horses and the haute-ecole." Contents: Introduction; Longleat; Wardour & Wollaton; Worksop & Related Houses; Hardwick; Robert Smythson: The Later Houses; Bolsover Castle & the Revival of Chivalry; The Buildings of John Smythson; Robert Smythson: A Summing Up; Appendix I. The Letters from Smythson & Maynard to Thynne; Appendix II. The Building Chronology of Bolsover Castle; Appendix III. The Smythson Family Tree & the Later Smythsons; Notes to the Text; List of Illustrations; Index of Names and Place; Subject Index. Large gift inscription on verso of free front endpaper, previous owner's bookplate title page, very light edge wear, two small corner creases, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wear, moderate wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, crease at top edge of rear panel, light rubbing and faint writing/line indentations on panels. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
ROAD TO RESISTANCE: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY., Millar, George.
5 Millar, George. ROAD TO RESISTANCE: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY.
London Bodley Head 1979 0370302052 / 9780370302058 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
412 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w photographs, map. "In this remarkable autobiography, one of the universally recognised and most individual heroes of the Second World War retravels the course of the first thirty-four years of his life, a road that led from his childhood amid two wealthy Scottish families to his war-time exploits as an escaper and as a terrorist in the Resistance. Just as the war came to an end George Millar wrote two books about his experiences, 'Maquis' and 'Horned Pigeon'. Both were best-sellers, but both were bridled by the Official Secrets Act. It is only now that his full story can be told. 'Josh' Millar's real education was accomplished on the hunting field, in France, and at his London base in Jermyn Street, the Cavendish, under the kindly eye of Rosa Lewis. He trained as an architect at Cambridge but then joined the merchant navy as an ordinary seaman. Persuaded to try his hand at journalism, he engineered a scoop aboard the 'Nahlin' and joined the 'Express', where he became one of 'Lord Beaverbrook's young men'. The outbreak of war found him as a member of an elite Paris 'Express' team that included Alan Moorehead, Geoffrey Cox and Sefton Delmer. Evacuated after the fall of France, he joined the Rifle Brigade, was captured in the Western Desert and interned in an Italian POW camp. After many escape attempts he jumped a prison train, spent months being passed secretly from contact to contact within France and finally got away via Gibraltar. Joining the SOE, he parachuted back into Eastern France just before D-Day, his instructions being to organise local Resistance groups and to sabotage German communications. It proved to be, in personal terms, one of the happiest periods of his life." Book slightly cocked, a few minor light foxing marks and minor browning on edges of text block. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
ANNE OF WINDY POPLARS., Montgomery, L.M.  (Lucy Maud.)
6 Montgomery, L.M. (Lucy Maud.) ANNE OF WINDY POPLARS.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Good- 
301 pp, 8vo (8 1/8" H) - green boards with maroon lettering/banding on spine, maroon letter "C" in box on front board (for Cavendish Library). Copyright date is 1939, but this is a later printing. A continuation of the "Anne of Green Gables" series. "Anne Shirley has lost none of her charm and piquancy in taking on the duties of a school marm in Summerside, P.E.I. Here continues two years in the life of our titian-haired heroine, two notable years of work and of fun, of living with Miss 'Chatty' and Mrs. Kate and their matchless trusty, Rebecca Dew. Anne combines courage, charm and good sense in the quelling of the crustiest school board. But these are years of waiting, too, and in the offing is Gilbert, now Dr. Blythe, and a dream of a little island home." Minor wrinkling at top of spine, minor browning to edges of boards. Dust jacket has light edge wear, small edge chips and creases - mainly a top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, slight browning, light soilimg on rear panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
ANNE'S HOUSE OF DREAMS., Montgomery, L.M.  (Lucy Maud.)
7 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
 
 
EMILY CLIMBS., Montgomery, L.M.  (Lucy Maud.)
8 Montgomery, L.M. (Lucy Maud.) EMILY CLIMBS.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart Reprint Hard Cover Good No Jacket 
312 pp, small 8vo (7 3/4" H). Copyright date of 1925, but this is a later printing - medium blue cloth with darker blue lettering on spine and front board. The second book in the 'Emily' trilogy. Emily Starr of New Moon, Blair Water, persues her goal to become a great writer and a credit to the Clan Murray who look upon her strange talent with grave forebodings. Previous owner's name, date and notation in ink on free front endpaper; small light stains in margins of last two pages and on free rear endpaper; very light browning and a few tiny stains on edges of text block; very light edge wear; spine has fading and darkening to color; minor rubbing and soiling; light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
EMILY OF NEW MOON., Montgomery, L.M.  (Lucy Maud.)
9 Montgomery, L.M. (Lucy Maud.) EMILY OF NEW MOON.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Stanley Turner dust jacket art. 
351 pp, 8vo (8 1/8" H) - brown boards with silver lettering/banding on spine, silver letter "C" in box on front board (for Cavendish Library). Copyright date is 1925, but this is a later printing. The first book in the 'Emily' trilogy. "Emily Starr left 'Maywood' and 'the house in the hollow' when her father died, and went to live with Aunt Elizabeth Murray at 'New Moon', Blair Water. 'New Moon' was named after the proud sailing vessel on which the Murrays had come to P.E.I. - as long ago as 1790. That was almost as good as living on a ship, and Emily liked the thought of that. Some of Aunt Elizabeth's iron-bound ideas on bringing up little girls Emily liked considerably less. But there were compensations - Aunt Laura, who was a great deal like Mother; Mr. Carpenter, who encouraged her to write the stories which she used to tell to Father; Cousin Jimmy, who bought her the 'Jimmy book' in which to write them. That made you well on the way to being an author, like Father had been. This story of the awakening and development of a sensitive and highly creative talent is told with charm, insight and sympathy." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, slight browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, very light soiling on rear panel, tiny edge tear. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
EMILY QUEST., Montgomery, L.M.  (Lucy Maud.)
10 Montgomery, L.M. (Lucy Maud.) EMILY QUEST.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1947 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
262 pp, 8vo (8 1/8" H) - dark blue boards with silver lettering/banding on spine, silver letter "C" in box on front board (for Cavendish Library). The third book in the 'Emily' trilogy. "Here is told the story, sometimes humorous, sometimes sad, of how Emily Starr of New Moon, Blair Water, came to be a great writer and a credit to the Clan Murray who had looked upon this strange talent with grave forebodings. It is the story, also, of the love of Emily and Teddy Kent which progressed through countless vicissitudes, stranger even than Emily's own fiction, to a happy ending at Blair Water. An unusual story, sensitively told. The diary form adds a certain directness." Previous owner's name in ink on free front endpaper, two tiny ink notations on front pastedown, small soft bump at top corner of approx. pages 100 to 225, two tiny corner bumps and tiny bump at top of rear hinge, slight fading to top edge of book. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, moderate wear on edges of spine and top/bottom edges of front panel, a few tiny tears, light soiling on rear panel, slight fadng to spine title. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
EMILY QUEST., Montgomery, L.M.  (Lucy Maud.)
11 Montgomery, L.M. (Lucy Maud.) EMILY QUEST.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart Reprint Hard Cover Good No Jacket 
310 pp, small 8vo (7 3/4" H). Copyright date of 1927, but this is a later printing - brick-coloured boards with black lettering on spine and front board. The third book in the 'Emily' trilogy. "Here is told the story, sometimes humorous, sometimes sad, of how Emily Starr of New Moon, Blair Water, came to be a great writer and a credit to the Clan Murray who had looked upon this strange talent with grave forebodings. It is the story, also, of the love of Emily and Teddy Kent which progressed through countless vicissitudes, stranger even than Emily's own fiction, to a happy ending at Blair Water. An unusual story, sensitively told. The diary form adds a certain directness." Light browning to edges of text block, light edge wear, slight fading to spine color, a few small faint liquid marks on boards and one on spine, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
MISTRESS PAT:  A NOVEL OF SILVER BUSH., Montgomery, L.M.  (Lucy Maud.)
12 Montgomery, L.M. (Lucy Maud.) MISTRESS PAT: A NOVEL OF SILVER BUSH.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart Reprint Hard Cover Very Good- Good 
338 pp, 8vo (8 1/8" H) - green boards with silver lettering/banding on spine, silver letter "C" in box on front board (for Cavendish Library). Copyright date is 1935, but this is a later printing. The sequel to 'Pat of Silver Bush'. "Another story of Pat Gardiner of Silver Bush, who is as irresistible as ever, with the same zest for fun and frolic, though with new responsibilities. Responsibility sits lightly on these capable young shoulders, however, as Pat guides the love affairs of her little sister 'Cuddles' to safe channels, while 'Jingle' Gordon, now an architect of note, provides the answer to her own emotional problems." Ink notation on front free endpaper: "Green Gables / Prince Edward Island / July 24, 1963" and maple leaf sticker with "Green Gables, P.E.I. Canada" in banner at top corner. Very light browning to edges of text block, small faint water mark on top of text block, faint pen line on bottom of text block, tiny tear at top of page leaf 193/4, a few pages with tiny top-edge crease or small corner crease, light edge wear, faint soiling mark on front pastedown. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, small chips and tears - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, scuff/indentation on spine, light rubbing/soiling on rear panel. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
PAT OF SILVER BUSH., Montgomery, L.M.  (Lucy Maud.)
13 Montgomery, L.M. (Lucy Maud.) PAT OF SILVER BUSH.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart Reprint Hard Cover Very Good- Good+ Stanley Turner dust jacket art. 
329 pp, 8vo (8 1/8" H) - medium brown boards with silver lettering/banding on spine, silver letter "C" in box on front board (for Cavendish Library). Copyright date is 1933, but this is a later printing. "A vigorous, outdoor story of youth, love and laughter. More particularly the story of Pat Gardiner and of how she grew up, chiefly by 'the trial and error' method, among the numerous great-aunts of the Gardiner connection, and of 'Jingle' Gordon and his important dog who grew up with her. Here, in the picturesque setting of rural Prince Edward Island, is told with new freshness and charm, the old story of the joys and tribulations of youth and an awakening to first love." Ink notation on bottom corner of front free endpaper: "Green Gables, P.E.I. / August 16, 1967". Pages 25 to 56 have varying small creases at lower half of front edge due to bumping, ,inor edge foxing/soiling, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate wear/creasing at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few tiny edge chips and small tears, scattered tiny foxing marks on inside surface, corner crease on front flap, light rubbing/soiling. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
RAINBOW VALLEY., Montgomery, L.M.  (Lucy Maud.)
14 Montgomery, L.M. (Lucy Maud.) RAINBOW VALLEY.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
341 pp, small 8vo (7 3/4" H) - maroon boards with silver lettering/banding on spine, silver letter "C" in box on front board (for Cavendish Library). Copyright date is 1923, but this is a later printing (gift inscription on front free endpaper is dated 1969). A continuation of the "Anne of Green Gables" series. "And here is told the hilarious tale of the children who played in Rainbow Valley - the Blythes and the Meridiths - Jerry, Faith, Carl and Una - who were in no way 'bad' children, but children endowed with so much more spirit than decorum that it was only after much earnest entreaty on their part that charming Rosemary West was prevailed upon to become their mother and undertake the hazardous task of making them 'better' children and the Manse a pleasanter place in which to live." Christmas gift inscription and small very light stain on free front endpaper, shallow indentation on spine, minor soiling on top of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, a few tiny edge tears, minor browning and soiling - mainly on rear panel and top edge of rear flap, tiny closed perforation on front hinge, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE BLUE CASTLE.  A NOVEL., Montgomery, L.M.  (Lucy Maud.)
15 Montgomery, L.M. (Lucy Maud.) THE BLUE CASTLE. A NOVEL.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1947 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Fair 
265 pp, 8vo (8 1/16" H), black boards with silver lettering/banding on spine, silver "C" in box on front board (for Cavendish Library). This lesser-known work by the author of the famous Anne of Green Gables series, features a lonely 'old maid' of twenty-nine, who, on receiving a misdiagnosis indicating an early demise, breaks free from her stifling family and dares to follow her dreams. Set in the Bala area on Ontario where Montgomery had once vacationed. Two ink gift inscription on front free endpaper. The first is from a grade six/seven class wishing that the dedicatee "get well soon" and is dated 1964. The second is from the original dedicatee to another with the same wish, but dated 1981. Hopefully they, like Valency Stirling, made swift recoveries! Two tiny dents and two tiny faint soiling marks on edges of text block, minor browning to edges of text block, light edge wear, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/creasing, 1" piece missing from top of front panel, small tears and tiny chips, old tape repairs - mainly on inside surface, light rubbing/soiling on rear panel. 
Price: 150.00 USD
 
 
L.M. MONTGOMERY: THE NORVAL YEARS, 1926-1935, Quaile, Deborah.  (L.M. Montgomery)
16 Quaile, Deborah. (L.M. Montgomery) L.M. MONTGOMERY: THE NORVAL YEARS, 1926-1935
Ayton, Ontario Woodbird Press 2006 0973391111 / 9780973391114 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ No Jacket Signed by Author
209 pp, oblong 8vo (8" H x 10" D). SIGNED ON HALF TITLE PAGE, AND ALSO INSCRIBED "TO E--- ENJOY THE MEMORIES OF MAUD! DEB SEPT 10/06." Promotional book mark and author's business card laid in. Profusely illustrated with photographs, reproductions of newspaper clippings, book covers, etc. Contents: Introduction: The Allure of L.M. Montgomery; Foreword; From Prince Edward Island to the World; Norval History; Maud's Home and Gardens; Friends and Family; Norval and Union Presbyterian Churches; Local Beauty; Life in the Village; Devotions and Duties; Maud's Days; L.M. Montgomery's Accomplishments; Leaving Norval; Remembering Maud: Montgomery in Modern Norval; Epilogue; Endnotes; Bibliography; Index. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, minor rubbing. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
NAPOLEON AND WELLINGTON., Roberts, Andrew.
17 Roberts, Andrew. NAPOLEON AND WELLINGTON.
London Weidenfeld & Nicolson 2001 0297646079 / 9780297646075 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
350 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w and colour illustrations, maps/battle plans. "At breakfast on the morning of the battle of Waterloo, the Emperor Napoleon declared that the Duke of Wellington was a bad general, the British were bad soldiers and that France could not fail to win an easy victory. Forever afterwards, historians have accused him of gross overconfidence and massively underestimating the calibre of the British commander opposed to him. Andrew Roberts presents an original, highly revisionist view of the relationship between the two greatest captains of their age. The fascinating, constantly changing relationship between these two historical giants forms the basis of (his) compelling study in pride, rivalry, propaganda, nostalgia and posthumous revenge." Book is Fine. Dust jacket has very minor rubbing and edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE SELECTED JOURNALS OF L.M. MONTGOMERY.  VOLUME I: 1889-1910., Rubio, Mary & Waterston, Elizabeth, editors.  (L.M. Montgomery - Lucy Maud Montgomery.)
18 Rubio, Mary & Waterston, Elizabeth, editors. (L.M. Montgomery - Lucy Maud Montgomery.) THE SELECTED JOURNALS OF L.M. MONTGOMERY. VOLUME I: 1889-1910.
Toronto Oxford University Press 1985 019540503X / 9780195405033 Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
424 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, maps, genealogical chart. The first volume of 'The Selected Journals of L.M. Montgomery' "takes her to 1910, the year before her marriage, when she left Prince Edward Island. It recounts her schooldays in Cavendish, redolent with incidents, impressions, and romantic 'crushes' that found their way into her fiction; a year spent in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, with her father and stepmother; a year of study at Prince of Wales College in Charlottetown, where she trained to be a teacher, and another at Dalhousie University; her teaching years; a powerful infatuation with the son of a family she lived with; a long and mostly unhappy period of keeping house for her grandmother; and the publication of 'Anne of Green Gables'. The autobiographical content will fasciant every devoted reader of the Anne books. But the Montgomery journals are especially interesting because they provide a unique social history and the privilege of viewing closely the life of a remarkable woman. Comprising perhaps the most vivid and detailed memoir in Canadian letters, the journals will join 'Anne of Green Gables' in ensuring Montgomery's lasting place in Canadian liter-ature." Very light browning to pages and edges of text block, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor soiling, light wrinkling and a few tiny tears at top of spine, some waviness on rear panel, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE SELECTED JOURNALS OF L.M. MONTGOMERY.  VOLUME II: 1910-1921., Rubio, Mary & Waterston, Elizabeth, editors.  (L.M. Montgomery - Lucy Maud Montgomery.)
19 Rubio, Mary & Waterston, Elizabeth, editors. (L.M. Montgomery - Lucy Maud Montgomery.) THE SELECTED JOURNALS OF L.M. MONTGOMERY. VOLUME II: 1910-1921.
Toronto Oxford University Press 1987 0195405862 / 9780195405866 Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- 
443 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, maps. The second volume of 'The Selected Journals of L.M. Montgomery' "records a time of great change and upheaval both in Montgomery's life and in society. When she wrote the first entry in this volume she had recently become a world-famous author, having published 'Anne of Green Gables' in 1908. Here we become privy to her response to the death of her grandmother, who had restricted her life severely; her marriage and honeymoon trip to Scotland and England; and her departure from Prince Edward Island to the new restrictions of her life as the wife of a Presbyterian minister in an Ontario village. Montgomery reveals the intensities of friendship, the minutiae of home-making, the joys of motherhood along with the traumas of a disturbed marriage, and records the sources and composition of the 'Anne' series and the emergence of her new heroine 'Emily'. Besides learning about the rewards and trials - including two unpleasant lawsuits - of being a successful author, we see also how a sensitive woman responded to the possibility, the actuality, and the aftermath of a world war. By turns tart and sentimental, sharp-sighted and anxiety-ridden, L.M. Montgomery provides a compelling record of her remarkable life against the background - both social and literary - of a tumultuous period in Canadian history." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling and a few tiny edge tears, light fading to spine color, wrinkling on rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE SELECTED JOURNALS OF L.M. MONTGOMERY.  VOLUME III: 1921-1929., Rubio, Mary & Waterston, Elizabeth, editors.  (L.M. Montgomery - Lucy Maud Montgomery.)
20 Rubio, Mary & Waterston, Elizabeth, editors. (L.M. Montgomery - Lucy Maud Montgomery.) THE SELECTED JOURNALS OF L.M. MONTGOMERY. VOLUME III: 1921-1929.
Toronto Oxford University Press 1992 0195409361 / 9780195409369 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
443 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, maps. The third volume of 'The Selected Journals of L.M. Montgomery' reveals "Montgomery in mature mid-life, (as) her personal and professional lives are becoming even more complex. (She) juggles the demands of motherhood, parish obligations, indifferent household help, grief at the loss of older friends and family, appeals by her PEI clan for advice and assistance - everyday struggles to balance a woman's social and domestic duties. There are also triumphs and trials more closely related to her position as a best-selling author: growing fame, the successful midwifery of her new heroines 'Emily' and 'Marigold' and a more adult novel, 'The Blue Castle'; the struggle to allocate time for correspondence with publishers, fans, pen-friends - and actually to 'write'. We trace the happy conclusion of her lawsuits against an unscrupulous publisher, and the disappointing outcome of the tempest-in-a-teapot suit arising from a minor automobile accident. There are more personal worries: the Rev. Ewan Macdonald's envy of his wife's publishing and social success; the dark shadow cast by his recurrent attacks of religious melancholia; her concern lest their sons evince similar tendencies. In mid-decade, Ewan Macdonald accepts a call to Norval, Ontario and Montgomery leaves 'dear Leaskdale' with mixed feelings. In these years, LMM turns more and more to her journal to record insights and opinions not voiceable by 'the angel of the house', as well as the brief epiphanies of delight in nature's beauty that have always sustained her. Her journal is an important example of life-writing - writing in the autobiographical mode - by a complex, sensitive, successful, and suprisingly contemporary writer." Minor bumping/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, scattered very tiny foxing marks on edges of text block. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
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