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A LOVER MORE CONDOLING., Clarkson, Adrienne.
1 Clarkson, Adrienne. A LOVER MORE CONDOLING.
McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 1968, first edition. 
158 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. First novel by Ms Clarkson who went on to be a popular Canadian Governor-General. "The problem Sara Rainer has refused to face all her life is that other people maintain she has a problem. Her hu sband died many years ago during the Normandy invasion, and her friends reason it's high time she either married again or, now that she's holidaying in France, took a lover. Poor widow! Her friend Diane, for instance, knows all the ropes a n d w a n t s to help. So does her sister Anne. As for the males, Raoul is out of the question. Henri is old, and cultured. Walker is her brother-in-law. Amory? It never occured to her. Guy? He tries too hard. The list isn't endless. M ea nw hi l e, S ar a Ra iner has to contend with the bewildering social life of Paris and the quiet life at Lormes-Sur-Oise. The Canadian widow, who doesn't feel like a widow, has to get used to visiting sumptuous chateaux and repairing ancient ch urc hes . Th en the re is an amateur production of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' to stage, during which, unexpectedly, the power fails...." Small reaminder stamp on free front endpaper, previous owner's name on front pastedown, light browning to pa ges, bro wn ing to edg es of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket light wear/creases at top/bottom of hinges and flap-folds, tiny chip at bottom of rear hinge, two small foxing marks on inside sur face, ligh t b rown ing at to p o f f laps. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE WILD PLACE., Cockett, Mary.  Illustrated by Margery Gill.
2 Cockett, Mary. Illustrated by Margery Gill. THE WILD PLACE.
Oliver & Boyd, London, 1968, first edition. 
103 pp, small 8vo (7 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. "Seven little cottages stood in a row. They were shabby, but they were the homes of seven families. The seven families were dismayed when they heard that their homes wer e soon to crumble before the Council's bulldozers to make room for blocks of flats. What was to happen to them? And what would become of their gardens? It was a while before the seven cottages stood empty. Old Mr Rayner was the last to g o , b u t e ven before he moved the gardens were a wilderness through lack of care. It was many weeks before Mr Rayner could persuade himself to return to see how the new flats looked. He was amazed to find the cottages still standing, and eve n mo re am az ed to find that the wild, overgrown gardens behind them were not deserted...." Several pages with large dog-ear creases, 3/4" high letter "P" written in ink on page 23, minor browning to pages, very light edge wear, small bump at b ot tom of spi ne and at top corner of front board, tiny line dint on front cover, very light browning to edges of textblock. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, one 1" closed tear and a few t iny tea rs a n d ch ips , st i cke r pull on rear panel, light water stain at bottom of front flap-fold. Good+/Good+ 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
REDNEY:  A LIFE OF SARA JEANNETTE DUNCAN., Fowler, Marian.  Inscrbed by author.  (Sara Jeannette Duncan.)
3 Fowler, Marian. Inscrbed by author. (Sara Jeannette Duncan.) REDNEY: A LIFE OF SARA JEANNETTE DUNCAN.
Anansi, Toronto, (1983), Ist edition. 
333 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR ON FRONT FREE ENDPAPER. "(T)ells the story of Sara Jeannette Duncan, a popular Canadian writer at the turn of the century. Redney began as a beautiful young journalist, a restless romantic and a world traveller. Her writing career took her from her home in Brantford, Ontario, first to New Orleans - where she had a romantic fling with the 'Byron of the Rockies', the flamboyant Joaquin Miller - and then to adventures in Washington, Toronto, Montreal, and as far afield as Tokyo and London. Redney married and settled in India - feeling trapped, she began to write her many novels and at last summoned up the Canada of her childhood in her masterpiece, 'The Imperialist'. (This book) explores the psychology and talent of a remarkable woman and evokes for us the scenes and manners of a vanished, colourful past." Minor edge wear to boards. Dust jacket light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few very tiny scuffs on spine. VG+/VG- 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
TO LOVE THAT WELL: MORE POEMS OF AGEING., Goldin, Grace.  Inscribed.  Wood engraving by Sara Glass.
4 Goldin, Grace. Inscribed. Wood engraving by Sara Glass. TO LOVE THAT WELL: MORE POEMS OF AGEING.
Patten Press, Richmond, Surrey, 1984, first edition. 
63pp, 8 5/8" H, soft cover. ISBN 0950768928 B&w illustrations. INSCRIBED ON FRONT FREE ENDPAPER: "FOR DOROTHY AND DONNIE WARMLY GRACE SEPT 1984". A collection of poems on aging, written by the poet, writer and photographer, Grace Goldin of Swart hmore, Pennsylvania. Near Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
WINTER RISE: POEMS OF AGEING., Goldin, Grace.  Inscribed.  Wood engraving by Sara Glass.
5 Goldin, Grace. Inscribed. Wood engraving by Sara Glass. WINTER RISE: POEMS OF AGEING.
Patten Press, Richmond, Surrey, 1981, no. 492 of a limited edition of 500 copies. 
67 pp, 9" H, soft cover. ISBN 0950768901 B&w illustrations. INSCRIBED ON FRONT FREE ENDPAPER: "FOR DOROTHY - COME AGAIN - AND AGAIN! AFFECTIONATELY GRACE NOVEMBER 1982". A collection of poems on aging, written by the poet, writer and photograph er, Grace Goldin of Swarthmore, Pennsylvania. Interior - one word edited out by author in poem on page 65, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - fading to color on spine, hinges and edges of covers; light wr i n k l i n g at top/bottom edges of covers. Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
6 Harrison, Harry. TO THE STARS TRILOGY. BOOK 1. HOMEWORLD. BOOK 2. WHEELWORLD. BOOK 3. STARWORLD. 3 VOLUMES.
Bantam, Toronto, (1981, 3rd/1981, 2nd/1981, Ist). Mass Market Paperbacks 
199 pp, 181 pp, 198 pp, - 3 volumes. "Jan Kulozik is one of Earth's privileged elite. A brilliant engineer, he enjoys all the blessings of a 23rd-century civilization which survived global collapse and conquered the stars. Then he meets Sara, the beautiful, desirable agent of a rebel underground dedicated to smashing the iron rule of Earth's masters. She shows him a sordid world he never dreamed existed! And suddenly Jan has to choose - between slaves and masters. His choice plunges him into a web on intrique, assassination and betrayal that will lead him to death - or to the stars." Interiors - approx. last thirty pages of Book 3 have waviness to edges and light watermark to margin, otherwise books are clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors - minor edge wear, light soiling to rear cover/spine of Book 3, spines are flat with some minor wrinkling (not affecting text). VG/VG/G+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
7 Klinck, Carl F., general editor. Alfred G. Bailey, Claude Bissell, Roy Daniells, Northrop Frye, Desmond Pacey, editors. Victor G. Hopwood, Fred Cogswell, Munro Beattie, Gordon Roper, Elizabeth Waterston, Edith Fowke, Frank W. Watt, Michael Tait, et al. LITERARY HISTORY OF CANADA: CANADIAN LITERATURE IN ENGLISH.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1973 0802051472 / 9780802051479 Reprinted with Corrections Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
945 pp, 9 1/2" H. "This major effort of a large group of scholars working in the field of Canadian literature provides a comprehensive, up-to-date reference work on the English literary history of Canada. It will be invaluable as a source of information on authors, genres, and literary trends and influences. It is also a fascinating account, lively and well written, of the ways in which writers have over the centuries striven to record reactions to a powerful natural environment and to their society against the background of other literary traditions in English. This volume represents a positive attempt to give a history of Canada in terms of writings which deserve attention because of significant thought, form, and use of language; it also aims to contribute to criticism by offering reasons for singling out those works regarded as the best." Very minor edge wear to boards. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, slight fading to spine color, light rubbing on spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE SECRET DIARY OF SARAH THOMAS, 1860-1865., Lewis, June, editor.  (Sarah Thomas.)
8 Lewis, June, editor. (Sarah Thomas.) THE SECRET DIARY OF SARAH THOMAS, 1860-1865.
Moreton-in-Marsh Windrush 1994 0900075384 / 9780900075384 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good June Lewis. 
180 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w drawings, maps. "Sarah Thomas wrote these diaries from her home in the quiet market town of Fairford in Gloucestershire at the height of Queen Victoria's reign. This was a time when people still travelled by coach and pair, or pony and trap or shared the carrier's cart with bundles and crates or maybe even a coffin - for the railway had not yet reached this pocket of the Cotswolds. Sarah (was the) daughter of a Baptist Chapel Minister, single and single-minded, head of the household following the death of both parents, caring for her invalid younger sister and her step-brother. There is no doubt that within this Victorian lady, who coped with running a home and over-seeing the affairs of the local chapel, there beat a passionate heart and a rebellious spirit. The diaries cover a crucial part of Sarah's life as she has to decide on marriage and which of her suitors to accept. The themes of conflict in love and the demands of her strict religious upbringing and the frailties of human emotions, make the diary as rich to read as any novel. Sarah's diary was not meant for anyone else's eyes. The entries are too frank, too intimate and too revealing, to have been designed for any other purpose than a secret repository for her heartfelt feelings. And herein is its charm and value, as one imagines Sarah writing in her tiny notebooks by the light of a candle in the privacy of her room, recounting the daily events and reflecting on her innermost thoughts. Now, some one hundred and thirty years later, we can share them with her." Tiny shallow dint on front board, slight wrinkles at top of spine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top of spine and top edge, very soft crease on front panel. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE SECRET DIARY OF SARAH THOMAS, 1860-1865., Lewis, June, editor.  (Sarah Thomas.)
9 Lewis, June, editor. (Sarah Thomas.) THE SECRET DIARY OF SARAH THOMAS, 1860-1865.
Moreton-in-Marsh Windrush 1994 0900075384 / 9780900075384 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ June Lewis. 
180 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w drawings, maps. "Sarah Thomas wrote these diaries from her home in the quiet market town of Fairford in Gloucestershire at the height of Queen Victoria's reign. This was a time when people still travelled by coach and pair, or pony and trap or shared the carrier's cart with bundles and crates or maybe even a coffin - for the railway had not yet reached this pocket of the Cotswolds. Sarah (was the) daughter of a Baptist Chapel Minister, single and single-minded, head of the household following the death of both parents, caring for her invalid younger sister and her step-brother. There is no doubt that within this Victorian lady, who coped with running a home and over-seeing the affairs of the local chapel, there beat a passionate heart and a rebellious spirit. The diaries cover a crucial part of Sarah's life as she has to decide on marriage and which of her suitors to accept. The themes of conflict in love and the demands of her strict religious upbringing and the frailties of human emotions, make the diary as rich to read as any novel. Sarah's diary was not meant for anyone else's eyes. The entries are too frank, too intimate and too revealing, to have been designed for any other purpose than a secret repository for her heartfelt feelings. And herein is its charm and value, as one imagines Sarah writing in her tiny notebooks by the light of a candle in the privacy of her room, recounting the daily events and reflecting on her innermost thoughts. Now, some one hundred and thirty years later, we can share them with her." Slight waviness to bottom edge of text block. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE STORY GIRL, Montgomery, L.M.  (Lucy Maud.)
10 Montgomery, L.M. (Lucy Maud.) THE STORY GIRL
Toronto Ryerson Press 1966 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Good+ Dust jacket art by S.R. Wyatt. 
365 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), maroon cloth with black lettering on spine and front board, small illustration of bird on front board. By the author of "Anne of Green Gables", this book was the basis of "The Road to Avonlea" television series. Ink notation on bottom corner of front free endpaper: "L.M. Montgomery / Birthplace / Clifton, New London / P.E.I." Previous owner's name in ink at top of front free endpaper, two small dog-ear creases, small faint liquid mark on top of text block, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light browning to edges of text block, minor soiling. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/creasing - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few tiny edge tears and chips, a few scuff lines on spine, colors are bright. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
A SKETCH OF WILLIAM PRYOR LETCHWORTH AND GLEN IRIS.  WITH AN APPENDIX OF RELATED POEMS AND SELECTIONS., Peer, Sherman.  (With poems by Alice Stone Blackwell, James N. Johnston, Mary E. Percival & Sara Evans Letchworth.)
11 Peer, Sherman. (With poems by Alice Stone Blackwell, James N. Johnston, Mary E. Percival & Sara Evans Letchworth.) A SKETCH OF WILLIAM PRYOR LETCHWORTH AND GLEN IRIS. WITH AN APPENDIX OF RELATED POEMS AND SELECTIONS.
Castile, N.Y. Genesee State Park Commission, letchworth State Park 1956 Stapled in Wraps Very Good- 
Unpaginated (24 pages excluding covers), 8 5/8" H. B&w illustrations. A brief sketch of the life of William Pryor Letchworth, businessman, philanthropist and founder of Letchworth State Park, New York. Information on his interest in preserving the natural beauties of New York for the future, his concern for the poor and disabled, and his desire to preserve the history of the Seneca of the region. Interior - some rusting to staples, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - slight rusting on staples, some areas of light browning at edges of covers and on spine, three very small light stains on front cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
DIRIGENT MERCENARY CORPS.  6 VOLUME SET.  1. OFFICER CADET.  2. LIEUTENANT.  3. CAPTAIN.  4. MAJOR.  5. LIEUTANANT COLONEL.  6. COLONEL., Shelley, Rick.  Cover art by Duane O. Myers.
12 Shelley, Rick. Cover art by Duane O. Myers. DIRIGENT MERCENARY CORPS. 6 VOLUME SET. 1. OFFICER CADET. 2. LIEUTENANT. 3. CAPTAIN. 4. MAJOR. 5. LIEUTANANT COLONEL. 6. COLONEL.
Ace, New York, (1998, 5th/1998, 5th/1999, 2nd/1999, Ist/2000, Ist/2000, 2nd printing). 
279 pp, 268 pp, 281 pp, 260 pp, 279 pp, 266 pp, paperbacks - 6 volumes. Cover art by Duane O. Myers. "Expelled from Earth's prestigious North American Military Academy on trumped-up charges, Lon Nolan's honor seemed shattered. But the young student of warfare vowed to regain his good name - with the Dirigent Mercenary Corps, the DMC, where the bloody craft of battle has been refined to an art. Now the green recruit has to prove his worthiness - not in an academy classroom, but in the bloodrite of first combat. No amount of schooling could have prepared Nolan's battalion for what awaited them - an assault more brutal than any the DMC had faced in over a century..." Interiors - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks . Exteriors - minor edge wear/rubbing, a few tiny soft corner creases, spines are flat with faint creasing to books 5 & 6. VG+ 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
13 Streatfeild, Noel. (Streatfield) Illus. by Sara Silcock. (Lord Dunsany, Ursula Moray Williams, Monica Dickens, Ted Hughes, Leon Garfield, Noel Streatfeild, G.K. Chesterton, Edward Lear, Hilaire Belloc, Isabel Kilcrin, Lorna Wood, Mary Treadgold, THE NOEL STREATFEILD EASTER HOLIDAY BOOK: AN ANTHOLOGY
J.M. Dent and Sons, London, (1974), Ist edition. 
154 pp, large 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. Wonderful b&w drawings by Sara Silcock. This is an ex-library book with some of the usual library markings. The spine label on the attractive dust jacket has been carefully removed (also removing a sm all area of glossy laminate - hardly noticeable), and there are no other library markings on it. Noel Streatfeild "looks back on her own Easter holidays as a girl, and introduces each story and poem with a recollection of her own." Sele c t i o n s b y L ord Dunsany, Ursula Moray Williams, Isabel Kilcrin, Lorna Wood, Mary Treadgold, Robina Beccles Willson, Monica Dickens, Moray Williams, Ted Hughes, Leon Garfield, Margaret Mahy, Joyce Stranger, Godfried Romans, Noel Streatfeild, Wa lt er d e la Ma re , G .K. Chesterton, Edward Lear and Hilaire Belloc. Book is sound with clean, unmarked pages, library stamp on free front endpaper and bottom of textblock, pocket at rear, tape marks on boards, minor edgewear to boards, min or soi lin g t o top edg e o f tex t block. Dust jacket is nice and bright with no library markings, is price clipped, light edge wear/creasing, small price label at bottom of front flap. Scan of dust jacket available on request. G/VG 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
14 Strickland, David. "QUOTATIONS" FROM ENGLISH CANADIAN LITERATURE.
Toronto Modern Canadian Library 1973 0919364233 / 9780919364233 Soft Cover Very Good - 
189 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H) "(A) comprehensive anthology of Canadian literature from its humble pioneer beginnings to the present day. Sometimes serious, often light-hearted, here is a vivid cross-section of Canadian thought and experience. Arranged alphabetically by subject matter, a great variety of subjects - art, customs, politics, money, women, youth, loneliness, work, old age, to mention but a few - are covered. In fact, practically the entire spectrum of human experience is explored." Alphabetical author index. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, soft crease to bottom corner of front cover, very light browning to spine and rear cover, spine flat with one crease. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
15 William Howard Taft; George W. Wickersham, Sir William S. Gilbert, Walt Whitman, Jeffery Franol, John Kendrick Bangs, E.V. Lucas, Carolyn Wells, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, Charles Johnson Post, Eden Philpotts, John Muir, Sara Teasdale, et al. THE CENTURY ILLUSTRATED MONTHLY MAGAZINE. VOL. LXXXIII. NEW SERIES: VOL. LXI. NOVEMBER, 1911 TO APRIL, 1912.
New York Century 1912 Hard Cover Very Good F.E. Schoonover, Norman Price, R.B. Birch, Paul Branson, Joseph Pennell, Thomas Fogarty, Oliver Herford, Henry Bacon, Thornton Oakley, J.R. Shaver, et al. 
960 pp, 9 7/8" H. Embossed green cloth with gilt lettering on spine, decorated endpapers. B&w photographs, reproductions, color plates. Contents include: American Art and the Metropolitan Museum; The Enforcement of the Anti-Trust Laws; The Pendings Arbitration of Treaties: An Appeal for Their Ratification (William Howard Taft); In Brittany; Cartoons; The Training of Chinese Children; Christina of Denmark; The Eighteenth-Century Color Print and English Society; Dickens Characters in Real Life; The Famous Gardens of Kioto, Lafayette's Imprisonment at Olmutz; The Proposed Lincoln Memorial ; The New Manila; The Middle West (Edward Alsworth Ross); Mr. Pennell's Pictures of the Coronation; Multiplying the Pleasures of the Table; 'Rentin' Hens'; Russian 'Mouse-Traps'; Samplers, The Warning of Socialism; Across South America (Charles Johnson Post); New Records of Napoleon by British Officers at St. Helena; The Return From St. Helena: How Napoleon's Body was Received in France; Straight Golf (Anna Alice Chapin); The Injury of Tobacco (Charles B. Town); Tripoli, as an American Sees It (Richard Norton); The American Undergraduate (Clayton Sedgwick Cooper); Whistler as Decorator; The Ways of Women Ranchers; Three Adventures in the Yosemite (John Muir), etc., etc. Plus poetry by: Deems Taylor, Leroy Titus Weeks, Carolyn Wells, Alfred Noyes, Edith M. Thomas, Anna Glen Stoddard, et al. Browning to edges of text block, light edge wear, one tiny corner bump, light wrinkling at top of spine, small stain on front pastedown, a few tiny stains on free rear endpaper, tiny areas of surface paper loss on one preliminary page. 
Price: 65.00 USD
 


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