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COURT LADY AND COUNTRY WIFE.  ROYAL PRIVILEGE AND CIVIL WAR:  TWO NOBLE SISTERS IN SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY ENGLAND., Betcherman, Lita-Rose.
1 Betcherman, Lita-Rose. COURT LADY AND COUNTRY WIFE. ROYAL PRIVILEGE AND CIVIL WAR: TWO NOBLE SISTERS IN SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY ENGLAND.
Toronto HarperCollins / Phyllis Bruce 2005 0002007894 / 9780002007894 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
384 pp, 9 1/4" H. "The lives of two dazzling aristocratic sisters, Lucy and Dorothy Percy, present a perfect window into the world of political unrest and social intrigue of seventeenth-century English society. Their breeding, beauty, and cunning made them among the most influential women of their time. Born during the reign of Elizabeth I, the Percy sisters came to prominence at the court of Charles I. Lucy, the Countess of Carlisle - the 'court lady' - dominated the royal scene thanks to her position at the center of power. Her beauty, captured in magnificent Van Dyck portraits, and her political skill attracted prominent lovers, and her charm and talents as a gossip ensured her inclusion in the Queen's inner circle. Then, her machinations during the Civil WAr led to her imprisonment in the Tower of London. Her sister, Dorothy, Countess of Leicester - the 'country wife' - had twelve surviving children and managed the family estates while her husband traveled abroad or immersed himself in books. As a diplomat's wife, she was brilliant, with a keen eye and special purview of European politics. This early ancestor of Princess Diana's family was also a shrewish wife who bossed her mate for more than thirty-seven years before he rebelled publicly, causing a scandal. (This book) brilliantly depicts the position of upper-class women in seventeenth-century Britain and illuminates a grand and turbulent era." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has some very light edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
NICHOLAS NICKLEBY., Dickens, Charles.
2 Dickens, Charles. NICHOLAS NICKLEBY.
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good W.H.C. Groome. 
846 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H). Thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt. Burgundy endpapers, sepiatone illustrations, including frontispiece, decorated title page. **No dustjacket or slipcase.** When his father dies penniless, Nicholas Nickleby must becomes the support of his mother and sister. His avaricious uncle, Ralph, arranges for his employment by Wackford Squeers, headmaster of a boarding school in Yorkshire for unwanted boys. Horrified by the treatment of the children there, Nicholas flees and one of the boys, Smike, begs to go with him. After a period as actors in Vincent Crummles' theatre in Portsmouth, they return to London and meet the charitable brothers Cheeryble who assist them. Romance and tragedy follow as Nicholas meets the love of his life and Smike dies of consumption, after which it is revealed that he was, in fact, Ralph Nickleby's son. Sunday School presentation inscription in elegant calligraphy dated 1931 on rear of frontispiece, crease rear pastedown, light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, light wear at corners and bottom edge of covers. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BACHELOR - OF ARTS., Erskine, John.
3 Erskine, John. BACHELOR - OF ARTS.
Indianapolis Bobbs-Merrill 1934 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good- Fair Inscribed By Author
331 pp, 8 1/8" H. Bright green cloth with gilt lettering and banding on spine, gilt lettering/decoration and blind stamped borders on front board, top edge orange, light green endpapers. Inscribed on front free endpaper: "Dear Tommy! / This would have to be / pretty good to match those / apples, but anyway it / brings you memories of / Morningstar and the affection / of John Erskine / June 22:1934 / The boys nowadays are not / nearly so intelligent as / we were." John Erskine (1879-1951) taught at Columbia University from 1909-1937 and used it as the background for this novel about "the 'new' younger generation", which was made into a film in the year it was published. "What happens when you're a freshman and you want to marry the loveliest girl in the world (also a freshman) but have only $4.21 to last out the month? What Alec does is to take Mimi to breakfast - and put off the wedding for the next check from home. But in time the checks from home stop coming. Alec discovers there is a personal depression. He must pay his way through. By unanimous protest of his fraternity, he is forced to give up the saxophone and he takes on dishwashing for a livelihood. While a substitute waiter he suffers a terrible blow to his pride. Gladys, the college widow, 1934 model, gets him in an awful jam. Tragedy touches him closely in disasters nobly borne by student and faculty friends. Gradually a courage shows through that is more than youthful rebellion, a fineness that is not cocksure. Alec begins to grow up." Light toning to page margins, small bump to board corners - migrates slightly into pages, very light browning to colour endpapers, lean to spine, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, 1/2" dia, water mark on top of text block, light edge wear, very light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block. Dust jacket has small chips and heavy wear with creases at top/bottom of hinges and flap-folds, wear on spine edges, areas of light foxing and edge browning, spine lettering has faded color but is still very legible, scattered tiny scuffs on spine, corner creases on front flap, light soiling on rear panel, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
LONDON TRANSPORT AND THE POLITICANS., Garbutt, Paul E.
4 Garbutt, Paul E. LONDON TRANSPORT AND THE POLITICANS.
Ian Allan, London, 1985, first edition. 
128 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), soft cover. ISBN 0711014787 B&w photographs, maps, drawings, reproductions. Contents: Preface; Enter the Politicans; The GLC Takes Over; After the Honeymoon; Horace Cutler in Command; The Axeman Cometh - and Goeth; Ken Liv ingstone and the Fares Fiasco; Under New Management; Fresh Challenges; A Chance to Get Things Right. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - one small soft corner crease, minor edge wear, minor rubbing. V G 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE VICAR OF WAKEFIELD., Goldsmith, Oliver.
5 Goldsmith, Oliver. THE VICAR OF WAKEFIELD.
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good - 
315 pp, 16mo (6 2/16" H), thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt - in slipcase. Burgundy endpapers, b&w frontispiece. In this work by the 18th century Irish author, a wealthy vicar is ruined by his business associate and forced to take a position in a secluded village. The dastardly local squire attempts to seduce one of his daughters and causes financial hardship to the family, before getting his comeuppance at the hands of his own servant. The myserious Mr. Burchell marries another daughter, after revealing himself as the kindly Sir William Thornhill, family finances are restored and all is well with the world. Light wear at top of spine and at corners, minor wear at bottom of spine, small crease at bottom corner of title page, light toning to fore-edge and bottom of text block. Slipcase has moderate edge wear. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
6 Gorka, Olgierd, Professor. OUTLINE OF POLISH HISTORY, PAST AND PRESENT. SECOND REVISED AND ENLARGED EDITION.
Alliance Press, London, 1945, 2nd revised and enlarged edition. 
140 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H), hard cover (grey cloth with black lettering on spine) - no dust jacket. 2 b&w maps. Contents: The Piast Period; The Great Polish Lithuanian Commonwealth; Poland's Golden Age; The Elected Kings (a. Stefan Batory and t he Vasas, b. The Native Kings); Poland's Decline Under the House of Saxony; The Belated Renascence and Downfall of Poland; The Struggle for Independence; The Restoration of Poland; Poland Restored; Poland in War; Polish Culture; Polish Musi c a n d P a i nting; The Territory and Population of Poland; Poland's Economic and Financial Position; Industry and Mining; Commerce; The Treasury and Finances; Public Instruction and Education; The Army; Poland Abroad; Conclusion; Maps. Previous o w ne r' s n am e on free front endpaper, slight cigarette odor, light browning to pages, heavy browning to spine and edges of boards, light browning to edges of textblock, small bump to top corner of covers, minor edge wear, light wrinkling to b ott om of sp in e. G oo d r eading copy only. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE HISTORY OF BRITISH BUS SERVICES.  2nd REVISED EDITION., Hibbs, John.
7 Hibbs, John. THE HISTORY OF BRITISH BUS SERVICES. 2nd REVISED EDITION.
David & Charles, Newton Abbot, 1989, second, revised edition. 
306 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0715389629 B&w photographs, drawings, maps. "The bus industry is going through a period of rapid change, and this is best understood against the background of events, for decisions taken a s long ago as 1916 still influence its structure, and the way busmen think about their function. There are many strands to the story, the longest taking us back to the appearance of the hackney carriage and the stage coach in the seventee n t h c e n t u r y. There are the combine companies of the inter-war years, and their battle with the four main line railways for control of their services; there are the 'pirates', old and new; and there are the municipal transport fleets, stemm in g us u al ly f ro m tr amway operations. We have to go to nineteenth century France for the origin of the name 'omnibus' itself. Professor Hibbs discusses the effect of technical advances on the provision of public services, and writes of tick et sy ste ms , t ime tab les , fle et names and liveries, and some of the odder regulations that govern operations and the travelling public. There is an objective discussion of methods of licensing and control, and of the economic and political ba ckg rou nd o f t he b us o pera tors . But this is the story of the men and women as well as motor vehicles; of shrewd pioneers, international financiers, trade unionists and well-known politicians. Not least it is the story of the crews on the b uses , fo r who m th e ind ustry is n ot ju st a li ving, but a way of life as well....(this new edition includes a chapter that brings) the story from 1968 to 1988." Slight waviness to fore-edge of textblock. Dust jacket has very light edge wri nklin g - m ainly along botto m edge , one minor chi p, min or rubbing, very small area of light color offset on inside surface. VG+/VG 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE CANADIAN ANNUAL REVIEW OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS.  1919.  NINETEENTH YEAR OF ISSUE., Hopkins, J. Castell.
8 Hopkins, J. Castell. THE CANADIAN ANNUAL REVIEW OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS. 1919. NINETEENTH YEAR OF ISSUE.
Toronto The Canadian Annual Review 1920 Hard Cover Good No Jacket 
955 pp, 9 1/8" H. Red cloth with gilt lettering/banding on spine. B&w photographs, drawing, map (Official Map of the Western Front When the Hindenburg Line was broken through by the British and Canadian Forces). Advertising section, pages 908-932. Chapter Headings: Canadian Echoes of the World War; Canadian Relations with Foreign Countries; Canadian Relations with the Empire; The Prince of Wales in Canada; Agriculture: The Organized Farmers; The 1919 Record of Farmers' Organizations; Industry: The Organized Manufacturers; Labour: The Organized Workmen; Educational Interests and Institutions; Dominion Goverment and Politics; The Province of Ontario in 1919; Quebec and the Maritime Provinces; The Western Provinces and British Columbia. Concludes with short notes on the North-West Territories, Territory of the Yukon; Canadian Obituary for 1919; Index of Names; Index of Affairs. Also includes a Special Supplement on Canadian Finances, Resources, Business Annual Reports and Addresses with reference to: Canadian Pacific Railway; Canadian Bank of Commerce; Bank of Montreal; Royal Bank of Canada; Merchants Bank of Canada; Dominion Bank; Canada Life Assurance Company; Sun Life Assurance Company; Home Bank of Canada; Toronto General Trusts' Corporation and Overland Factories, Toronto. **Please note: This is a heavy volume and may require extra postage for delivery outside of Canada and the United States.** Tear with creases at the bottom edge of pages 169 to 180 (six page leaves) - archivally taped, two previous owner's names in ink on free front endpaper, a few small tears to paper on inside rear hinge - holding well, light browning to edges of text block, shelf soiling on bottom of text block, light edge wear - a little more at corners, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, heavy fading to colour at fore-edges of boards, slight fading to color on spine and at top of rear board near fore-edge, several very small light liquid marks on rear board. 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
THE LEGISLATIVE LIBRARY OF SASKATCHEWAN:  A HISTORY., MacDonald, Christine.
9 MacDonald, Christine. THE LEGISLATIVE LIBRARY OF SASKATCHEWAN: A HISTORY.
Regina Saskatchewan Legislative Library 1986 Stapled in Wraps Very Good Inscribed By Author
109 pp, oblong (8" H x 9" D). Inscribed on title page: "With very best wishes / Christine MacDonald". B&w photographs. Contents: General History; Finances; Collection Development (General / Law / Government Documents); Achives Division; Space; Services (Reference / Newspaper Indexes / Publications / Book Ordering / Interlibrary Loan and Photocopying / Cataloguing and Allied Assistance to Government Agencies); Conclusion; Appendices: Library Expenditures; Library Employees; Picture Credits; Bibliography. Interior - tiny crease at bottom corner of last few pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - small crease at bootm corner of rear cover, light soiling/rubbing - mostly on rear cover 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CANADA:  TO THE DELEGATES OF THE NINTH CONGRESS, CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE, TORONTO, SEPTEMBER 18-22, 1920.  WITH THE COMPLIMENTS OF THE BOARD OF TRADE OF THE CITY OF TORONTO., Marriott, Charles, Foreword.
10 Marriott, Charles, Foreword. CANADA: TO THE DELEGATES OF THE NINTH CONGRESS, CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE, TORONTO, SEPTEMBER 18-22, 1920. WITH THE COMPLIMENTS OF THE BOARD OF TRADE OF THE CITY OF TORONTO.
Toronto City of Toronto / R.G. McLean 1920 Full-Leather Good+ 
301 pp, 9 3/16" H. Textured leather over flexible card covers with gilt lettering on spine and front board. Profusely illustrated with sepiatone photographs, colour Coat of Arms, decorated title page, tissue covered reproduction of "The Fathers of Confederation", decorative headpieces and initial capitals to chapters and fold-out colour map at rear. Contents include: Agricultural Development; Agricultural Implement Production; Automotive Vehicle Industry; Banking and Currency; Canada and the (First World) War; The Story of Confederation; Dairying; Education System; Fisheries; Flour Milling; Forests; Fur and Game Resources and Birds; Immigration; Industrial Development; Insurance; Live Stock and Meat Packing Industry; Power Resources; Pulp and Paper; Railway Development; Tobacco Growing and Prospects; Toronto; Water Transportation, etc., etc. Interior - very light browning to edges of endpapers, one small area of edge wrinkling on fold-out map, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear - more at corners including tiny piece missing at bottom corners, some browning to spine, light rubbing and some light variation to colour on spine and front cover. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
11 Marshall, Bess. AN HOUSE FOR HIS KINGDOM: WESTMINSTER CENTENNIAL STORY, 1837-1979.
Orangeville, Ontario Westminster United Church 1979 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
466 pp (plus ten additional pages that are numbered, but blank), 10" H. Maroon simulated leather covers with gold lettering on spine and front board. B&w photographs, floor plans, reproductions, map. "Bess Marshall's recounting of the spiritual and temporal struggles of Orangeville's forefathers and their descendants is pure homespun. Their joys and sorrows, their ambitions and attainments, their unwavering faith in God, and the homely grass roots events of their lives are more meaningful history than battles, politics and treaties." Dust jacket has very light edge wear, light edge wrinkling, light wrinkling on hinges, minor rubbing/soiling. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE CANADIAN FEDERAL ELECTION OF 2008., Pammett, Jon H. and Dornan, Christopher, eds.  (Faron Ellis, Peter Woolstencroft, Brooke Jeffrey, Lynda Erickson, David Laycock, Eric Belanger, Richard Nadeau, Susan Harada, Tom Flanagan, Harold Jansen, Christopher Waddell, Harold Clarke, et al.
12 Pammett, Jon H. and Dornan, Christopher, eds. (Faron Ellis, Peter Woolstencroft, Brooke Jeffrey, Lynda Erickson, David Laycock, Eric Belanger, Richard Nadeau, Susan Harada, Tom Flanagan, Harold Jansen, Christopher Waddell, Harold Clarke, et al. THE CANADIAN FEDERAL ELECTION OF 2008.
Toronto Dundurn 2009 1554884071 / 9781554884070 First Edition Soft Cover Near Fine 
349 pp, 9" H. Graphs, charts. "A comprehensive analysis of all aspects of the campaign and election outcome. The chapters are written by leading professors of political science, journalism, and communications. They examine the strategies, successes, and failures of the major political parties - the Conservatives, Liberals, New Democrats, Bloc Quebecois, and Green Party. Also featured are chapters on the media coverage, and the way Canada's party finance laws affected the campaign. The book concludes with a detailed analysis of the voting behaviour of Canadians in 2008 and an overview of the long- and short-term forces influencing the future of Canadian electoral politics. The introduction discusses the post-election crisis, while the appendices include all of the election results." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - one tiny corner crease - migrates into adjacent pages. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
DOWN THE ROAD NEVER TRAVELLED., Pellerin, Brigitte.
13 Pellerin, Brigitte. DOWN THE ROAD NEVER TRAVELLED.
Toronto Breakout Educational Network 2003 1550024221 / 9781550024227 First Edition Soft Cover Near Fine 
138 pp, 9" H. "With a unique blend of candour and humour, (this book) chronicles the arduous journey Brigitte Pellerin and her fellow researchers undertook in their attempts to track a tax dollar through one government spending program. Imagine coming home one evening and announcing to your significant other that the only way to truly understand how government worked was to study it from the ground up - to literally look into the sewer lines, leaking water mains, pothole-ridden roads and collapsing bridges of Canadian cities. This was Pellerin's goal when she embarked on an investigation of the Canada Infrastructure Works Program (CIWP), a government initiative that promised to repair the country's crumbling infrastructure and create jobs for Canadians. The task, (she) believed, would be relatively easy: to determine whether the government did what it said it would under this program. How hard could that be? As it turned out, it was nearly impossible." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
14 Platiel, Rudy and Goggin, Helen. A GOODLY HERITAGE: A HISTORY OF KNOX PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OAKVILLE, 1833-1983.
Oakville, Ontario Knox Presbyterian Church 1984 First Edition Hard Cover Poor No Jacket 
148 pp. B&w photographs. A history of the Knox Presbyterian Church, its ministers and congregation, choir and church fabric, struggles and finances, etc., etc. Interior - bookplate on free front endpaper, otherwise clean and tight. Exterior - minor edge wear, light rubbing, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small brown stain on fore edge of textblock, tiny white stain on front board, slight fading to spine color. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ST PAUL'S IN ITS GLORY:  A CANDID HISTORY OF THE CATHEDRAL, 1831-1911., Prestige, G.L.
15 Prestige, G.L. ST PAUL'S IN ITS GLORY: A CANDID HISTORY OF THE CATHEDRAL, 1831-1911.
S.P.C.K., London, 1955, first edition. 
262 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates. "When Sydney Smith was admitted to a Canonry at St Paul's in October, 1831 'the two most conspicuous features of the Cathedral were vast emptiness and encompassing dirt'. The eighty y ears which followed, until Gregory relinquished the deanery in 1911, were a period of immense changes in the life, operation, and embellishment of St Paul's. To every aspect of this reformation the author has brought a thorough knowledge o f C a t h e d r al records, fine judgement, and agility in exposition. Much of the work is necessarily concerned with the mechanics of operating a great Church. Here and throughout the book the treatment is not only lucid but entertaining....As w el l a s le ar ni ng t o understand the problems of Cathedral finance or the organization of the Choir School, we discover, for example, how the restive horses of Queen Victoria's carriage were pacified during the Diamond Jubilee Service of 189 7. Dr P res ti ge' s s tud ies of the remarkable men who guided and served the affairs of St Paul's in these years show real depth and insight." Light soiling to edges of boards, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light ed ge wear - main ly at t op/b otto m of spi ne and flap-folds, light edge wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds, two very small tears with creases at top of rear panel, light soiling on rear panel, very light rubbing on front panel, browning to s pin e and fl ap-fo lds . Ve ry Go od+/V ery G ood 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
16 Rexford, E.I., Gammell, I., & McBain, A.R. THE HISTORY OF THE HIGH SCHOOL OF MONTREAL.
Hard Cover Very Good Good- 
310 pp, 8 1/4" H. No publishing information, but lists of prefects, cup winners, etc., run to 1949. Dark blue cloth with yellow lettering on front board. B&w photographs. "The High School of Montreal, founded in 1843, represents an unbroken line of secondary education from 1800 onward. Its history presents well defined stages of development, each stage bearing some characteristic features." Appendices: Dr. Rexford's Historical Sketch; Senior Masters since 1843; Junior Teachers since 1870; Head Boys since 1843; Winners of the Rector's Trophy; Head Prefects; Governor-General's Silver Medalists; Winners of the Gammell Cup. Very light browning to edges of text block, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor rubbing. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear/creasing, small edge tears and chips, small hole on rear panel; toning to edges, spine and flap-folds; tiny scuffs - mainly on spine; light rubbing; now protected in a mylar sleeve 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
OF MUD AND DREAMS:  UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO 1957-1967., Scott, James.
17 Scott, James. OF MUD AND DREAMS: UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO 1957-1967.
Toronto Ryerson Press 1967 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Inscribed
194 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w photographs. Inscribed on front free endpaper: "To Dr. Friedberg. / With my thanks for your / frank, capable, / professional service / JG Hagey." (J.G. Hagey was the first President of Waterloo University.) "This is the story of the founding and development of the University of Waterloo from the first exploratory meetings when the concept of the university took root. It tells of the original campus, which was planned on 237 acres, and the long struggle for identity which ensued. Early faculty leaders - the 'fearsome five' as they were known to their cohorts - worked at establishing a set of goals and standards for the infant institution. The author describes the development of the faculties of engineering, science and arts, as well as the school of graduate studies that followed. At last, the first graduating class emerged, setting a precedent for the thousands of students who were soon to follow." Slight toning to edges of text block, minor edge wear, one or two tiny faint foxing marks on top of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear - tiny chips at top/bottom of hinges and flap-folds, light soiling - mainly at edges, small tear at top of front flap-fold - archivally taped, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
SHAKESPEARE'S COMEDY OF THE MERCHANT OF VENICE., Shakespeare, William.  Introduction by A.T. Quiller-Couch.
18 Shakespeare, William. Introduction by A.T. Quiller-Couch. SHAKESPEARE'S COMEDY OF THE MERCHANT OF VENICE.
Toronto Musson Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket Sir James D. Linton 
xxxiv, 144 pp, 10" H. No date (c1910). Green cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front board, gilt decoration on front board. 36 tipped-in colour plates (including frontispiece), with tissue guards bearing captions - all the plates are present, clean & bright and uncreased. A.T. Quiller-Couch's (after 1910, Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch) introductory essay gives a synopsis of the play and relevant background material. When a Venetian merchant, Antonio, is unable to repay the Jewish money lender, Shylock, what he owes, a trial ensues in which a wealthy heiress, Portia, dresses as a lawyer to defend him. Light browning to endpapers and colour plate page stock, some wrinkling and a tiny tear at bottom edge of title page, light browning to edges of text block, light wear and light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light corner wear, two very tiny scuffs on spine, a few rub marks on top and bottom of text block, light rubbing on spine edges. 
Price: 150.00 USD
 
 
THE DIARY OF A VILLAGE SHOPKEEPER, 1754-1765, Turner, Thomas.  Edited by David Vaisey.
19 Turner, Thomas. Edited by David Vaisey. THE DIARY OF A VILLAGE SHOPKEEPER, 1754-1765
London Folio Society 1998 First Folio Society printing. Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Engravings by Miriam Macgregor. 
443 pp, 8vo (8" H). Quarter teale blue buckram, Ann Muir marbled paper boards; maroon endpapers, maroon slipcase. B&w illustrations by Miriam Macgregor + fold-out genealogical table. "Thomas Turner's diary covers a little over eleven years in the life of a man who kept a shop in the Sussex village of East Hoathly - a village some seven miles north-east of Lewes. When the first surviving volume of the diary begins in February 1754 Turner was a newly married twenty-four-year-old recently arrived in the village. When he stopped writing his diary in 1765 he was thirty-five and one of the pillars of the community. His bride of eleven years before was dead and so was their only child. He had come through times of worry and depression to acquire maturity and a modest status - and he was about to embark on a fruitful second marriage." Tiny liquid mark on top of text block. Slipcase has very light rubbing, three small light stains on one side panel. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
TIGER TRAP., Walters, Eric.
20 Walters, Eric. TIGER TRAP.
Toronto Sandcastle / Dundurn 2007 1550026739 / 9781550026733 First Edition Soft Cover Near Fine Cover illustration By Ron Lightburn. 
172 pp,8 1/4" H. "Sarah and Nicholas Fraser, the irrepressible sister-and-brother duo of Eric Walter's bestselling 'Tiger by the Tail', 'Tiger in Trouble', and 'Tiger Town', are back for a fourth adventure. The kids are already neck-deep in exotic animals when Mr. McCurdy and Vladimir, the owners of Tiger Town, rescue another truckload of creatures, including two baby kangaroos, a leopard, and a lion. Always the worrier, Sarah frets about finances and wonders how on earth they'll be able to care for the ever-expanding menagerie. Then a man named Anthony appears on the farm, and Sarah and Nick have a lot more to fear. Who is this newcomer - friend or foe, patron or poacher? All Sarah knows is that some shady characters are threatening her beloved animals again, a bunch of gun-toting crooks are on the lookout to buy illegal wildlife for zoos, especially a gorilla, and some sort ot parrot disease has put Mr. McCurdy's farm under quarantine!" Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - one tiny soft corner crease on front cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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