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The Tolkien Papers. Ten papers prepared for the Tolkien festival at Mankato State College, Oct. 28 and 29, 1966
1 The Tolkien Papers. Ten papers prepared for the Tolkien festival at Mankato State College, Oct. 28 and 29, 1966
Mankato, MN Mankato State College 1967 Hardcover Very Good 4to. 
100 pages. Privately bound hardcover in burgundy faux leather with titles in gilt to spine and original card covers retained; light wear. Foxing to endpapers, card covers and adjacent leaf; former owner's bookplate to front pastedown. No inscriptions. An uncommon survival from this early Tolkien conference. Cover title has: Mankato State College Studies, Volume II, Number 1: February 1967 AND: Mankato Studies In English Number 2. 
Price: 162.50 CDN
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2 TickleAce II. April 1978
St. John's Tickleace 1978 Saddle Stapled Card Covers Very Good 8vo 
40 pages. Illustrated. The second issue of this quarterly review. mild soiling to covers, else clean and unmarked. 
Price: 26.00 CDN
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The Coquette; or, the History of Eliza Wharton, A Lady of Massachusetts [Hannah Webster Foster]
3 A Lady of Massachusetts [Hannah Webster Foster] The Coquette; or, the History of Eliza Wharton
Newburyport Charles Whipple 1824 Fourth edition Full-Leather Good 16mo 
304pp. "A Novel : Founded on Fact". Covers worn, spine chipped at top, red ink mark to rear end paper, foxing, especially first 50 pages, insect holes to corner of first 4 pages. 
Price: 52.00 CDN
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The Man From The West, or From The Chaparral to Wall Street, A Wall Street Man [David Law Proudfit]
4 A Wall Street Man [David Law Proudfit] The Man From The West, or From The Chaparral to Wall Street
New York J. S. Ogilvie 1894 Softcover Very Good 12mo. 
246 pages. 7.5 x 5.25 inches. Ogilvie copyright 1894. Cover price 50 cents. "Great Scott!! I've been on Wall Street two hours, and I've lost Fifty Thousand Dollars." [front cover] Shallow chipping to extremities of covers and spine panel and splitting of covers at hinges: 2 inches from heel for upper and one inch for lower. Not bad at all though for this fragile piece, attributed to David Law Proudfit. Side-stapled binding of textblock sound. Union Pacific overland route ad to verso of front cover; North Western Line to rear verso; Baltimore & Ohio on rear cover. 
Price: 162.50 CDN
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A Shakespearian Grammar.  An Attempt to Illustrate Some of the Diffferences Between Elizabethan and Modern English, Abbott, E.A.
5 Abbott, E.A. A Shakespearian Grammar. An Attempt to Illustrate Some of the Diffferences Between Elizabethan and Modern English
New York Dover Publications 1966 Reprint Trade Paperback Very Good 8vo 
xxiv, 511pp. previous owner's name to ffep., notes on final blank page. This book is a facsimile reprint of the third, revised edition published by Macmillan and Company in 1870. 
Price: 19.50 CDN
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6 Adams, Robert C. On Board the "Rocket"
London Ward Loke, and Co. Cloth Poor 12 Mo. 
vii [2] 335 pages. Undated first UK edition. Green cloth with titles on gilt to front and spine. Wear to covers, spine rubbed, lacks front endpaper, Contents leaf detached but present, some internal foxing, inner hinge split at front and rear. Not pretty, but a servicable working copy. Illustrated. 
Price: 26.00 CDN
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The Sacrifice [signed], Adele Wiseman
7 Adele Wiseman The Sacrifice [signed]
Toronto Macmillian 1988 0771592795 / 9780771592799 Softcover Very Good 12mo. Signed
346 pages. Mass market paperback "First Macmillan Paperbacks edition 1988" stated, though somewhat misleading as Macmillan published the novel in Laurentian Library softcover 1968 with reprints through the 70s. Student's pencil scoring, two instances of light green highlighting, and a few notations including the perceptive "nikolai / Manya - hid them in the cellar" on verso of front cover. No markings after page 79. Signed without inscription by the author on the first leaf. Spine not creased, and despite the markings little sign of wear. 
Price: 65.00 CDN
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Strathalmond : A Scottish Saga of the Lothians, Aitken, Alex
8 Aitken, Alex Strathalmond : A Scottish Saga of the Lothians
Kingston, ON, Canada Highlander Publishing 1999 0968409407 / 9780968409404 Card coves Very Good 8vo. inscribed by author
434 pages. As new. Signed "Best Wishes / Alex Aitken" on half title. 
Price: 26.00 CDN
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Little Women, or Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy. Part Second, Alcott, Louisa May
9 Alcott, Louisa May Little Women, or Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy. Part Second
Boston Roberts Brothers 1869 First Edition Cloth Good 12mo. 
[i-iii] iv, 5-359 pages plus eight pages of ads at rear paginated: 16, 12, 11, 3, 2, -, -, 14. BAL first edition, early state with no mention of Part One on p. iv. Green cloth with gilt to front and spine. Expertly rebacked with original endpapers, gutters, and spine repaired; resewn on cords. Frontispiece with original tissue guard intact plus three full page illustrations as called for. Elegant early inscription in pencil to second front endpaper: Lillie E. Read / Lewis School / Fountain Street Boston Highlands / Mass. Sound binding; complete in all respects including front and rear blank white as well as rust endpapers. Occasional unobtrusive soiling throughout. 
Price: 1625.00 CDN
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10 Alexandre Dumas fils The Lady of the Camelias, Diane de Lys, and A True Grisette
London John Dicks Press Paper wraps Fair 8vo. Frederick Gilbert 
103 pages. With six illustrations by Frederick Gilbert. A fragile sixpenny publication in original wraps. Front cover detached. Light staining from orange wraps to first and last few leaves. Generally holding well, though particularly tender at p. 64 facing one of the illustrations: there the two halves of the book are holding by only two threads. Important Dumas fils works; I do not know of what "A True Grisette" is a translation. Ads for Reynolds's Newspaper (recto of both covers: with emphasis on the Working Man / "The People") and for Brooke's Monkey Brand soap ["Won't Wash Clothes"!]. 
Price: 97.50 CDN
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Remembrance, Alistair MacLeod
11 Alistair MacLeod Remembrance
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 2014 0771054513 / 9780771054518 First Edition Cloth Very Good Very Good 12mo. 
47 pages. As new: clean and unmarked; jacket not clipped. Full numberline: first M&S printing. 
Price: 123.50 CDN
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To Every Thing There is a Season: A Cape Breton Christmas Story, Alistair MacLeod
12 Alistair MacLeod To Every Thing There is a Season: A Cape Breton Christmas Story
Toronto McClelland & Stewart / Douglas Gibson 2004 077105565X / 9780771055652 First Edition Cloth Very Good Very Good short 8vo. Peter Rankin 
47 pages. As new: clean and unmarked in unclipped jacket. Full number and date line: first printing. 
Price: 39.00 CDN
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To Every Thing There is a Season: A Cape Breton Christmas Story [signed], Alistair MacLeod
13 Alistair MacLeod To Every Thing There is a Season: A Cape Breton Christmas Story [signed]
Halifax, N.S. Nimbus 2012 1551099439 Card covers Very Good short 8vo. Peter Rankin Signed
33 pages. Flat signed by the author on title page, else as new. 
Price: 97.50 CDN
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Aftermath [with Bookmark for Aftermath], Allen, James Lane
14 Allen, James Lane Aftermath [with Bookmark for Aftermath]
New York and London Harper & Brothers 1899 Cloth Very Good 12mo. 
138 pages. Considerable foxing throughout. Binding is sound, with no inscriptions. Of particular interest is the laid-in "Bookmark for AFTERMATH by James Lane Allen" [6.5 x 4.4 inches unobtrusive foxing to image, moreso to blank verso] of which we have not seen another example. 
Price: 65.00 CDN
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The Token.  A Play in Three Acts of Old Days in Cape Breton. [Signed], Archibald, Edith J.
15 Archibald, Edith J. The Token. A Play in Three Acts of Old Days in Cape Breton. [Signed]
Halifax The Royal Print & Litho Ltd. 1927 "Author's Edition" wrappers Very Good 8vo. inscribed by author
(x), 56pp. wraps browning on spine and edges. Inscribed by author at top of front wrap to F.H. Sexton, Principal of Nova Scotia Technical College, his bookplate to inside front wrap. This edition is the adaptation of the work for stage by Daisy Foster and Bernard W. Russell. The Cast of Characters from the first production at the Majestic Theatre in Halifax, March 10, 1927 is included. The Foreword has a note on "The 'Tucking' Frolic". Rhodenizer (p.726) states that the play was later (1930) put in the form of a novel. 
Price: 97.50 CDN
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The Handmaid's Tale [first edition], Atwood, Margaret
16 Atwood, Margaret The Handmaid's Tale [first edition]
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1985 First Edition Cloth Very Good Very Good 8vo. 
324 pages. Jacket is price clipped, and with light rubbing (most pronounced at head of spine with short closed tear as seen in photo). Jacket now housed in a removable archival sleeve. No inscriptions. A very pleasing example of the Canadian first printing / first edition. Shipping outside of North America will be more expensive: please inquire. 
Price: 593.75 CDN
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Pride and Prejudice, Austen, Jane
17 Austen, Jane Pride and Prejudice
London and Glasgow Collins Clear-Type Press 1940 leather Very Good 12mo. 
499 pages, plus illustrated plates. In publisher's slipcase. No stated date of issue. Discrete name on first white endpaper dated Xmas 1940. Dark burgundy full leather, with spine evenly sunned. Titles in gold, with nick to head of spine. Top edge gilt; ribbon marker; burgundy endpapers. A lovely, presentable example. 
Price: 181.25 CDN
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A Guide to Historical Fiction, Baker, Ernest A.
18 Baker, Ernest A. A Guide to Historical Fiction
London and New York George Routledge & Sons; Macmillan 1914 Cloth Good 8vo. 
xv, 566 pages. Gilt titles to spine; burgundy cloth. Pictorial bookplate to front pastedown: North Conway Womans Educational League; small library notation above that and to first Introduction leaf. North Conway Public Library perforated stamp to three initial leaves; unobtrusive old call number to foot of spine; no evidence of a pocket at rear. Binding sound, hinges secure, pencil ticks to some entries but overall very good. 
Price: 39.00 CDN
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EXILE : A Literary Quarterly [Volume 1 No. 1 through  Vol. 8 No. 1 & 2 in 17 books], Barry Callaghan ed. [Margaret Atwood, Jerzy Kosinski, Marie-Claire Blais, William Kurelek, Marcel Marceau, Morley Callaghan, Joyce Carol Oates, et al.]
19 Barry Callaghan ed. [Margaret Atwood, Jerzy Kosinski, Marie-Claire Blais, William Kurelek, Marcel Marceau, Morley Callaghan, Joyce Carol Oates, et al.] EXILE : A Literary Quarterly [Volume 1 No. 1 through Vol. 8 No. 1 & 2 in 17 books]
Toronto York University Card covers Very Good 8vo. 
Near consecutive run from the first issue in 1972 through the eighteenth in 1981. Volume 3 Number 2 is not present. Spines sunned, and spines of 3 most recent issues creased. Please contact for an accurate shipping quote outside Canada. 
Price: 156.25 CDN
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Applegarth's Folly.  A journal out of London, Ontario. Number one, summer 1973, Bates, Hilary; Jamieson, Jill; Jamieson, MacLean - Editors
20 Bates, Hilary; Jamieson, Jill; Jamieson, MacLean - Editors Applegarth's Folly. A journal out of London, Ontario. Number one, summer 1973
London, Ontario Baccalieu Press 1973 First Edition Card covers Very Good 4to. 
Partially paginated (116pp.) includes "Form letter # 5" a subscription form and letter 
Price: 32.50 CDN
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