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1 ABBOTT, Roland W. Brief History of The Offer Wadham Island, Newfoundland : The Million DollarRock, with some notes on The Wadham Islands, Copper Island, Duck Island, W hite Island, Peckford's Island, Coleman Island, James Island. First Printing
Creative Publishers, St. John's, 1994, ISBN:1895387477 
ABBOTT, Roland W. A Brief History of The Offer Wadham Island, Newfoundland : The Million Dollar Rock, with some notes on The Wadham Islands, Copper Island, Duck Island, White Island, Peckford's Island, Coleman Island, James Island. St. John's : Creative Publishers, 1994. First Printing. Pp (3),iv-xx,1-62,(2). Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated turquoise card covers. Contents : Dedication; Map of Nfld. Seven Wadham Islands; Offer Wadham Island Sketch; Notes for Six Wadham Islands; Preface By R.W.Abbott; An Acknowledgement; Brief History "Offer Wadham"; The Name "Wadham"; Location; Physical Physical Geography; Tickles or Harbours; Purpose of Inhabiting Island; Lighthouse; Keepers and Assistants; Building and Developing; Dwelling Houses; Slipways; Large Boats Schooners; The Cod Fishing Season; The Day (Jut Fishing; Liver Factory; Shops or Retail Business; Post Office Communication; Observance ofThe Lord's Day; The Wadham's Bible History; Social Lite on the Island; Pop ulation Increase and Decrease; Deaths; Land Owners—Grants; Conclusions. Appendix : WadhamSong; Sources of Information; Words, Terminology, Definitions; Stories; Author: Biography. Very good. 50.00

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2 ABDULLAH, Achmed Black Tents. 1st US no dj
Horace Liveright, 1930, 
ABDULLAH, Achmed. Black Tents. NY: Horace Liveright, 1930. First US Edition. Pp. 218. 8vo, black cloth, blue title block with gilt lettering to front and spine. "Achmed Abdullah (1881-1945), a pseudonym of Alexander Nicholayevitch Romanoff, was a Russian-born writer. He is most noted for his pulp stories of crime, mystery and adventure. He wrote screenplays for some successful films." - Wikipedia. Small waterstain to top edge, spine sunned to brown, cloth lightly rubbed with some small white specks, previous owner's name inked to front paste-down, else vg. 40.00

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3 ABRAHAMS, Gerald. Lunatics and Lawyers. First Edition in dustjacket.
Home and Val Thal, London , 1951, 
ABRAHAMS, Gerald. Lunatics and Lawyers. London : Home and Val Thal, (1951).First Edition. Pp [1]-200. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. “In t hese stories the lawyer replaces the lover and the poet as the proper literary companion for the lunatic. In a world becoming 'law-conscious' it is important that people shall realize that the pedantic types who 'serve' them are really compact of imagination. For the rest, these stories were writtenat many different places and times, and pretend to no collective unity. Ma ny of them are the reflections of real events: but those characters which were in danger of being true to life have been vested with sufficient of wit, wisdom and other virtues to deprive them of verisimilitude to all intentsand innuendos.” (Preface). White spotting to cloth, covers splayed, else g ood in edgeworn, unclipped, dustjacket. 30.00

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4 Acadien - Short Stories] COMEAU, Germaine NYELA, Desire PATOUMA, Judith Esprit Sain
Universite Sainte-Anne, 2011, ISBN:9782981182715 
[Acadien - Short Stories]. Esprit Sain. [N.pl.]: (Université Sainte-Anne), [n.d. - 2011]. Pp. (2),3-64. Illustrated in colour. Oblong 8vo, illustratedgrey card covers with white titles to front, blank spine. Includes the fol lowing stories: Germaine Comeau's "Anima Sana", Jocelyne Comeau's "L'espritdans la boîte", Anne LeBlanc's "Purs esprits", Georgette LeBlanc's "Stella Maris", Éric Dow's "Scène d'automne en ville", Albert Dugas'S "La fête des Mères", Désiré Nyela's "L'adieu de l'absent", Judith Patouma's "La douleur de l'âme", Evelyne Roberge-Smith's "Double vie", Lisette Valotaire's "La c olombe", and Jean Wilson's "ispirit". With illustrations by François Gaudet, Dorothy Thibodeau, Christiane Deraspe, Rolande Comeau, Dianne Surette, June Deveau, Sheila LeBlanc Joyce, Nora Robicheau, Colette King, William Thériault, and Claude Chaloux. Very good. 12.50

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5 ADAMS, Alice Return Trips. First British Edition in dustjacket
Heinemann, London, 1986, 
ADAMS, Alice. Return Trips : Stories. London : William Heinemann, (1986). First UK Edition. Pp. (10),[3]-195,(5), 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "With extraordinary perception, grace and wry humour, Alice Adams explores the emotional reality of women's lives today. In stories that move between Mexico, Portugal, Spain, California and the South, her themes are thecomfort of friendship, the loneliness of a failing marriage, and the pain of loss--of love, youth, childhood dreams, the last chance for change." - from the dj. The 15 short stories are: "Alaska" (pp.3-15), "You Are What YouOwn: A Notebook", "Return Trips", "La Señora", "New Best Friends", "Time i n Santa Fe", "A Public Pool", "Waiting for Stella", "Barcelona", "Separate Planes", "Molly's Dog", "Mexican Dust", "Elizabeth", "Sintra", and " My First and Only House." Embossed gold sticker on flyleaf, some toning to pages,else very good in dustjacket. 20.00

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6 ADAMS, Alice Return Trips. First Edition in dustjacket
Knopf, New York, 1985, 
ADAMS, Alice. Return Trips. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1985. First Edition. Pp (12),[3]-195,(3). 8vo, grey cloth spine, grey boards, gilt lettering to spine, untrimmed fore-edge. fifteen stories is about "people travelling -in search of fresh experience, the inspirations of art, the pleasures of n ew relationships.people opening up to the accidental magic of a foreign place, or returning to scenes of childhood to forgive the past." The 15 short stories are: "Alaska" (pp.3-15), "You Are What You Own: A Notebook", "Return Trips", "La Señora", "New Best Friends", "Time in Santa Fe", "A Public Pool", "Waiting for Stella", "Barcelona", "Separate Planes", "Molly's Dog", "Mexican Dust", "Elizabeth", "Sintra", and " My First and Only House." Very good to fine in unclipped dustjacket. 30.00

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7 ADAMS, Richard GILBERT, Yvonne CAMPBELL, Jennifer Iron Wolf and other Stories. 1st UK in dj
Allen Lane, 1980, 
ADAMS, Richard. The Iron Wolf and other stories. Colour plates by Yvonne Gilbert. Black and white drawings by Jennifer Campbell. (L): Allen Lane, (1980). Pp. 141. Double column. 8vo, brown cloth. Vg in vg unclipped dj. 25.00

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8 ADAMS, Richard Gilbert, Yvonne Campbell, Jennifer Unbroken Web. First American Edition in dustjacket
Crown, 1980, 
ADAMS, Richard. The Unbroken Web : Stories and Fables. Colour plates by Yvonne Gilbert. Black and white drawings by Jennifer Campbell. N.Y.: Crown Publishers, (1980). This is the US edition of The Iron Wolf and Other Stories.Fine in price-clipped dj. 25.00

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9 ADAMS, W. H. Davenport BARNABY, N. (appendix) Famous Ships of the British Navy; or, Stories of Enterprise and Daring collected from Our Naval Chronicles
James Hogg and Sons, 1863, 
ADAMS, W. H. Davenport. Famous Ships of the British Navy; or, Stories of Enterprise and Daring collected from Our Naval Chronicles. With numerous illustrations and diagrams; and an Appendix on Iron-Clad Ships by N. Barnaby. L: James Hogg and Sons, 1863. Pp. (6), [vii]-xiv, [1], 16-316, (4). With [7]pp. of plates. Frontis with tissue guard. Small 8vo, blue cloth, gilt bord ers and cameo portrait of Nelson to the front, gilt titles and embellishments to spine. Short histories of several of the Royal Navy's most famous sailing ships and the gallant captains that sailed aboard them. Includes the "Mary Rose", Sir Francis Drake and the "Golden Hind", Admiral Robert Blake and his flag-ships the "Triumph", the "Swiftsure" and the "St. George", the "Royal Charles", the "Centurion", William Bligh and the "Bounty", the "Arethusa", a French frigate captured in May 1759 and added to the British Navy under the same name, Nelson's "Victory, and the story of the shipwreck of the "Alceste". Ex-libris Pullen. Binding cracked in several places, spine slightly sunned, with some wear to the head and tail, corners bumped, the occasional foxed spot here and there, inked presentation inscription to the front paste-down, else a very good copy. 125.00

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Help Me, Jacques Cousteau.  pbk., ADAMSON, Gil
10 ADAMSON, Gil Help Me, Jacques Cousteau. pbk.
Porcupine's Quill, Erin, ON, 1995, ISBN:0889841616 1995 0889841616 / 9780889841611 
ADAMSON, Gil. Help Me, Jacques Cousteau. (Erin, ON) : The Porcupine's Quill, (1995). First Edition. Pp. [1]-149,(3). Illustrated. Tall 8vo, illustrated grey card covers.

A collection of inter-related short stories by the Canadian author (b. 1961).

Very good. 12.00


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11 ADAMSON, Hans Christian Keepers of the Lights : The saga of Our Lighthouses, Lightships, and the Men Who Guide Those Who Sail the Seas. inscribed, no dj.
Greenberg, New York, 1955, 
ADAMSON, Hans Christian. Keepers of the Lights. [dj adds: The saga of Our Lighthouses, Lightships, and the Men Who Guide Those Who Sail the Seas]. NewYork : Greenberg, Publisher, (1955). First Edition. Pp xviii,(2),[3]-430 + 16 pages of plates. 8vo, grey cloth. United States Coast Guard Annotated B ibliography (1982) p.5. A history and survey of aids to navigation in the United States: from Old Boston Light to the development of Loran; from Alaska to Texas. "[...] fills a long-standing and conspicuous vacancy in the saga of Uncle Sam against the sea. It blends the fascinating account of the evolution of devices that guide maritime traffic along our shores, on our rivers and the Great Lakes, into one fast-moving, colorful and informative story. It constitutes a heroic record of men and women who, until 1938, tendedthe lights afloat and ashore, and since then, of the snappy and alert youn gsters of the United States Coast Guard. As a vehicle for sea-stories, thisbook is unique in that it deals with the perils mariners meet, not in the deep, but in the shallow and reef-filled waters on storm-blown shores." - from the dj. Sections : 1. Mariners' Guards and Guides; 2. New England, New York, New Jersey, and Delaware; 3. Southern and Gulf Shores; 4. The West Coast States; 5. Arctic Lights and Treasure Islands; 6. Mississippi, Great Lakes, and St. Lawrence; 7. Old and New Aids to Navigation. With appendix (annotated list of lighthouses and other stations) and index. Inscription by author, slightly cocked, else good. 35.00

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12 AFLALO, F.G. (comp.). Call of the Sea : A Prose Anthology
E.P. Dutton, New York , 0, 
AFLALO, F.G. (comp.). The Call of the Sea : A Prose Anthology. New York : E.P. Dutton & Co., 1907. Pp [i]-xx,[1]-236. Small 8vo, gilt decorated blue cloth, all edges gilt, color illustrated endpapers. Divided into sections : I. The Ancients and the Sea. II. The Character of the Sea. III. Scenery. IV. Night and Day. V. Weather. VI. Ships and Sea Travel. VII. Life in the Sea. VIII. Sea Fights. Wear to spine edges, contemporary name, a few pen marks, else very good. 12.50

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13 AIKEN, Conrad Bring! Bring! And Other Stories. US no dj.
1925, 
AIKEN, Conrad. Bring! Bring! And Other Stories. N.Y.: Boni & Liveright, 1925. Pp 240. 8vo, brown cloth. Small spot to front cover, else vg. 40.00

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14 AINSWORTH, W. Harrison. Legend of the Devil's Dyke.
Mossant, Vallon & Co., 1925, 
AINSWORTH, W. Harrison. The Legend of the Devil's Dyke. N.pl.: Issued by Mossant, Vallon & Co., n.d. [ca 1920s?]. Pp (36). 8vo, white embossed stitched card covers, red lettering to front cover. A short story by W. Harrison Ainsworth, a gift book by Mossant, Vallon & Co. William Harrison Ainsworth (1805-1882) was an English historical novelist born in Manchester. Spine andmargins browned, edges nicked, else very good. 20.00

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15 AINSWORTH, William Harrison. CRUIKSHANK, George Tower of London : A Historical Romance. Fifth Edition.
Henry G. Bohn, London, 1844, 
AINSWORTH, William Harrison. The Tower of London : A Historical Romance. Illustrated by George Cruikshank. London: Henry G. Bohn, York Street, Covent Garden, MDCCCXLIV [1844]. Fifth Edition. Pp. (6),[iii]-xvi,[1]-439,(5), frontispiece, + 39 leaves of plates. With several wood engravings to text. 8vo, rebound in half red morocco, with red cloth boards, marbled endpapers, gilt tooling to front board, gilt decoration, five raised bands, and gilt lettering to spine, top edge gilt. A historical novel following the life of Lady Jane Grey. Short split to head of front outer hinge, small chip to head of spine, bookplate to front pastedown, gift inscription, else very good. 150.00

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16 AINSWORTH, William Harrison. FRANKLIN, John. BROWNE, Hablot Knight. PHIZ] Old Saint Paul's : A Tale of the Plague and the Fire
Parry, Blenkarn, & Co., London, 1847, 
AINSWORTH, William Harrison. Old Saint Paul's : A Tale of the Plague and the Fire. With illustrations by John Franklin and H.K. Browne [Phiz]. London:Parry, Blenkarn & Co., Leadenhall Street, 1847. A New Edition. Pp. (10),[1 ]-x,(2),[1]-434,(4), frontispiece, illustrated title page, with original red cloth boards and spine sewn into the binding, + 19 leaves of plates. 8vo,rebound in half red morocco, with marbled boards, marbled cloth-covered en dpapers, gilt tooled bands to front board, gilt decoration, five raised bands, and gilt lettering to spine, top edge gilt. Some wear to outer hinges, light darkening to leather fore-corners of boards, bookplate to front pastedown, else a very good, bright, smart copy. 250.00

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17 AINSWORTH, William Harrison. JOHANNOT, Tony. CRUIKSHANK, George. DELAMOTTE, W. Alfred. Windsor Castle : An Historical Romance. First Illustrated Edition.
Henry Colburn, Publisher, London, 1843, 
AINSWORTH, William Harrison. Windsor Castle : An Historical Romance. Illustrated by George Cruikshank and Tony Johannot. With designs on wood, by W. Alfred Delamotte. London: Henry Colburn, Publisher, MDCCCXLIII [1843]. FirstIllustrated Edition. Pp. (8),[iii]-x,(2),[1]-324,(4), frontispiece, + 18 l eaves of plates, illustrated title page, with original red cloth boards andspine sewn into the binding. With several wood engravings to text. 8vo, re bound in half red morocco, with marbled boards, marbled cloth-covered endpapers, gilt tooled bands to front board, gilt decoration, five raised bands,and gilt lettering to spine, top edge gilt. A historical novel documenting the rise and fall of Henry VIII's infatuation with Anne Boleyn. Some wear to outer hinges, light brown toning to the edges of some plates, bookplate to front pastedown, else a very good, bright, smart copy. 250.00

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18 AKUTAGAWA, Ryunosuke. Eridanos Library, 2). BORGES, Jorge Luis, foreword. KOJIMA, Takashi, trans. Hell Screen / Cogwheels / A Fool's Life. Paperback Edition.
Eridanos Press, Hygiene, CO, 1988, ISBN:0941419037 
AKUTAGAWA, Ryunosuke. Hell Screen / Cogwheels / A Fool's Life. With a foreword by Jorge Luis Borges. [Introduction by Kayuza Sakai. Introductory note translated by Eliot Weinberger. "Hell Screen" translated by Takashi Kojima."Cogwheels" translated by Cid Corman and Susumu Kamaike. "A Fool's Life" t ranslated by Will Petersen. "A Note to a Certain Friend" translated by Beongcheon Yu.]. (Hygiene, CO): Eridanos Press, (1988). Pp. (10),xi-xx,(2),3-145,(3). 8vo, illustrated grey card covers with black and white lettering to front cover and spine, French flaps. Volume 2 in The Eridanos Library. "Thethree works presented in this volume are among the most signification expe riments in Japanese modern fiction. They combine the technioques of the novella, the diary and the impressionistic prose poem. In 'Hell Screen' we aregiven the Faustian tale of a court artist in feudal Japan who sells his so ul to complete a flawless rendering of Hell -- at the cost of his daughter's life and subsequently his own. 'Cogwheels', apparently completed on the very day Akutagawa committed suicide, is a diary in which the artist struggles with the fear of losing his mind. Fantasy has now become indistringuishable from reality as Akutagawa's magination loses control and the icily transparent figures of obsession spin through his mind like whirling cogwheels.'A Fool's Life' consists of poetic, exquisitely crafted jottings dealing w ith events of daily life: quotidian anxieties emerge in grotesque or distorted forms, mingled with elements of pure fiction, references to beloved authors and books, moral and philosophical reflections, parables and metaphors." - from the front flap. Very good. Ex-libris R.J. MacSween, with his nameinked to the flyleaf. 20.00

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19 ALBION-MEEK, Peggy. ELLISON, William J. Great Adventurer. signed by author
Macmillan Company of Canada Limited, Toronto, 1957, 
ALBION-MEEK, Peggy. The Great Adventurer. Introduction, Notes and Exercisesby William J. Ellison, M.A., Head of the English Department, Weston Colleg iate and Vocational School. Authorized in the Province of Saskatchewan. Toronto : The Macmillan Company of Canada Limited, (1957). Pp (4),v-viii,(2),1-154. Endpaper Maps. 8vo, decorated green paper covered boards (hardcover),black lettering to white labels to front board and spine. "The Great Adven turer is a fresh and lively narrative of the Trojan War, that conflict which was first recounted in the ancient Grecian mytns about the deeds of gods and heroes and men. Homer, the half-legendary poet ot the ninth century B.C., derived from these myths his vivid account, in The Iliad, of the long siege of Troy. In The Odyssey the poet told of the long wanderings of the Greek hero Odysseus in his attempt to reach home atter Troy had fallen. The Great Adventurer combines these stories in a single account. It follows Homersubstantially, apart from a number of details which the story-teller is en titled to follow her own fancy." (from the In troduction, p. v). Contents :1. Marriage of Helen and Menelaus. 2. Odysseus and Penelope. 3. Discoid Am ong the Gods. 4. The Fatal Decision of Paris. 5. Discord in Ithaca. 6. Odysseus Dishonours His Vow. 7. Disaster Pursues the Greeks. 8. Increasing Furyand Confusion. 9. Achilles Rejoins the Greeks. 10. Death of Achilles and P aris. 11. The Strategy of Odysseus. 12. The Fall of Troy. 13. Odysseus and His Victorious Army Embark for Greece. 14. Odysseus Lands on the Island of Circe. 15. Odysseus Meets and Conquers Circe. 16. Odysseus Sails to the Realm of the Dead. 17. Odysseus Passes Between ScylJa and Charvbdis. 18. The Rebellious Crew Force Odysseus to Land on Trinacria. 19. Odysseus is Cast Upon the Island of Calypso. 20. Nausicaa, Phaeacian Princess, Welcomes Odysseus to Corfu. 21. The Phaeacians Honour Odysseus. 22. The Wanderer Awakes inIthaca. 23. Odysseus, Disguised as a beggar, Enters His Palace. 24. Odysse us Slays the Suitors. 25. Peace and Order Restored to Ithaca. Proper Names and How to Pronounce Them. General Notes. Notes. Questions and Exercises. Books on Classical Mythology for Further Reference. Very good. Signed with inscription by the author. 30.00

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20 ALCOTT, Louisa M. Hospital Sketches and Camp and Fireside Stories.
Roberts Brothers, Boston, 1890, 
ALCOTT, Louisa M. Hospital Sketches and Camp and Fireside Stories. With Illustrations. Boston : Roberts Brothers, 1890. Pp (4),i-ii,[1]-379,(3), frontis + 2 plates. 8vo, brown cloth, maroon decoration and gilt lettering to front board and spine. Louisa May Alcott (1832–1888) was an American novelist, best known for the novel Little Women. She was a nurse in the Union Hospital at Georgetown, D.C., for six weeks in 1862-1863. Her letters home, revised and published in the Commonwealth and collected as Hospital Sketches (1863, republished with additions in 1869), garnered her first critical recognition for her observations and humor. Cocked, wear to spine ends and corners, cloth smudged, else very good. 80.00

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