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141 ALDIS, Janet Girl Guide Captain in India
Girl's Own Paper & Woman's Magazine, London , 0, 
ALDIS, Janet. A Girl Guide Captain in India. Illustrated with photographs by the author and drawings by C. Ambler. London : The Girl's Own Paper & Woman's Magazine Office, n.d. []. Pp [1]-252,(2), frontis + 8 plates. 8vo, green cloth, gilt lettering to front board and spine. A novel about Girl Guides in India. Contents : 1, Strange Girl Guides. 2. The Little House on a Mountain-Top. 3. A Wild Tribe on the Mountains. 4. In Search of a Camping-Place. 5. Shandy. 6. We Go to Camp. 7. A Mountain Climb. 8. Our First Camp Stew. 9. Camp Duties. 10. A lame Crow and a Baby Jackal. 11. A Day of Small Disasters. 12. A Rishi in a Mountain Cave. 13. An Indian Festival. 14. Workingfor Badges. 15. Who'll Buy My Toys? 16. A Guides' Display and a Fancy Dres s party. 17. We Go to madras to See the Prince. 18. The Prince's Arrival. 19. A Brilliant Reception. 20. A Wonderful Aquarium. 21. The Rally. Spine and front board sunned, spotting to rear board, boards flared, hinges shaky, presentation inscription, tear to frontis, else good. Uncommon. As is. 50.00

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142 ALDISS, Brian W. and Harry HARRISON HARRISON, Harry POHL, Frederick SILVERBERG, Robert Hell's Cartographers : Some Personal Histories of Science Fiction Writers. First Edition in dustjacket
1975, 
ALDISS, Brian W. and Harry HARRISON (eds.). Hell's Cartographers : Some Personal Histories of Science Fiction Writers. With contributions by Alfred Bester, Damon Knight, Frederik Pohl, Robert Silverberg, Harry Harrison [and] Brian W. Aldiss. N.Y. : (1975). Very good in slightly chipped dustjacket. 20.00

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143 ALDRICH, Peggy, and Dick SCOTT SCOTT, Dick Split-Shift Sex / Crazy For It
Mildwood Book, New York, 1969, 
ALDRICH, Peggy, and Dick SCOTT. Split-Shift Sex / Crazy For It. (New York) : A Mildwood Book, (1969). Pp (4),5-234,(6). Small 8vo, mass-market paperback. Mildwood 35-271. An original novel. "Aimed for all she could get -- that was Sonya. Vixen-turned-Joy-doll overnight! Two Dynamite Novels The FirstTime Under One Cover." (from the back cover). Cocked, some edgewear, penne d initials to title page, else very good. 30.00

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144 ALDRICH, Thomas Bailey Flower and Thorn: Later Poems
James R. Osgood and Company, 1877, 
ALDRICH, Thomas Bailey. Flower and Thorn: Later Poems. Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1877. Pp. 148, [1]. Smalll 8vo, pressed green cloth with gilt decoration. Slight wear to spine extremeties and corners, very light foxing to feps, else vg. 50.00

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145 ALEICHEM, Sholom) Melech Grafstein's Sholom Aleichem Panorama
Jewish Observer, 1948, 
(ALEICHEM, Sholom). Melech Grafstein's Sholom Aleichem Panorama. (London, Ontario) : The Jewish Observer, (1948). Pp 415. Illustrated. Folio, green cloth, gilt design and lettering to front board and spine. Gift inscription, else vg. 100.00

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146 ALEXANDER, Bruce COOK, Bruce) Experiment in Treason. signed in dj
2002, 
ALEXANDER, Bruce. An Experiment in Treason. NY: G. P. Putnam's Sons, (2002). Pp. 274. 8vo, blue paper covered boards, gilt titles to spine. The ninth book in the mystery series featuring the legendary blind eighteenth-centuryLondon judge, Sir John Fielding, and his young assistant Jeremy Proctor. B ruce Alexander was the pseudonym of author Bruce Cook (1932-2003), well-known for both his fiction and non-fiction works. Vg in dj. Signed by the author on the first blank. 20.00

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147 ALEXANDER, Calvert Catholic Literary Revival : Three Phases in its Development From 1845 to the Present
Bruce Publishing Co., 1935, 
ALEXANDER, Calvert. The Catholic Literary Revival : Three Phases in its Development From 1845 to the Present. Milwaukee: Bruce Publishing Co., (1935).Pp 399. 8vo, pressed red cloth. Chapters include J. Henry Newman, Coventry Patmore, G.M. Hopkins, Francis Thompson, Alice Meynell, Chesterton, Baring , Belloc, etc., etc.. From the Science and Culture Series, edited by JosephHusslein. Some dampstaining, fading to spine, several portions cut from dj affixed to ffep, previous owner's name inked to ffep, else vg. 20.00

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148 ALEXANDER, W.J. Study of Literature : Inaugural Address Delivered at the Convocation of Dalhousie University, Halifax, N.S., Oct. 28th, 1884.
Nova Scotia Printing Company, Halifax, 1884, 
ALEXANDER, W.J. The Study of Literature : Inaugural Address Delivered at the Convocation of Dalhousie University, Halifax, N.S., Oct. 28th, 1884. Halifax : Printed at the Office of the Nova Scotia Printing Company, n.d. [1884]. Pp [1]-22,(2). 8vo, pale green printed stitched card covers. Watters p.600. Alexander was Munro Professor of English Language and Literature at Dalhousie University, and Sometime Fellow of the Johns Hopkins University. William John Alexander (1855-1944) was born in Hamilton, Ontario, taught at Prince of Wales College, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, in 1878-79, then left for Johns Hopkins University, and later took the position of Professor of English at Dalhousie University in Halifax, where he taught from 1884to 1889. In 1889, he took the new chair of English at University College, University of Toronto. In 1889, he used his inaugural lecture to define "the study of literature as a work of interpretation" and recognized "the great truth that the production of emotion is the object of the highest forms of literature." Tear to foot of spine and fore-edge, else very good. 125.00

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149 ALEXIS, André Childhood. FirstEdition, signed by author
McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 1998, ISBN:0771006659 
ALEXIS, André. Childhood. (Toronto): McClelland and Stewart, (1998). First Printing. Pp. (12),3-265,(5). 8vo, photo-illustrated beige and black card covers, with French flaps. Winner of the Chapters First Novel Award and the Trillium Prize. "Childhood is André's Alexei's beeatifully ceafted début novel. It is a story about love, about memory - and forgiveness -about the persistence, the potency of the past. Set in a Southern Ontario town close tothe U.S. border in the '50s and '60s, and in Ottawa in the years that foll ow, the story is narrated by Thomas MacMillan. Through his clear-eyed vision and his unsentimental ordering of events, we meet a cast of brilliantly drawn characters. Among them are: Edna MacMillan, Thomas's volatile, unpredictable Trinidadian grandmother; and Katarina, the mother, who left him at birth, and ten years later, in the company of the sinister Mr. Mataf, swoopshim up and takes him from Petrolia. Soon after, we meet the unforgettable Henry Wing, a Black man with Chinese blood, a gentle conjuror who lives in faded Victorian splendour, and whose life work as a self-sttyled scientist is collecting esoteric facts of the natural world." - from front flap. Verygood. Signed, without inscription, by the author on title page. 30.00

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150 ALEXIS, André. Fifteen Dogs. An Apologue. Paperback, signed.
Coach House Books, Toronto, 2015, ISBN:9781552453056 
ALEXIS, André. Fifteen Dogs. An Apologue. Toronto : Coach House Books, (2015). Third Printing. Pp. (12),13-171,(5). 8vo, illustrated brown card covers, whtie lettering to front cover and spine. Winner of the 2015 Giller Prize. "I wonder, said Hermes, what it would be like if animals had human intelligence. I'll wager a year's servitude, answered Apollo, that animals -- anyanimal you like -- would be even more unhappy than humans are, if they wer e given human intelligence. And so it begins: a bet between the gods Hermesand Apollog leads them to grant human consciousness and language to a grou p of dogs who are overnighting at a Toronto veterinary clinic. Suddently capable of more complex thought, the pack is torn between those who resist the new ways of thinking, prefering the old 'dog' ways, and those who embracethe change. The gods watch from above as the dogs venture into their newly unfamiliar world, as they become divided among themselves, as each struggl es with new thoughts and feelings. Wily Benjy moves from home to home, Prince becomes a poet, and Majnoun forges a relationship with a kind couple that stops even the Fates in their tracks. Andre Alexis's contemporary take onthe apologue offers an utterly compelling and affecting look at the beauty and perils of human consciousness. By turns meditative and devastating, ch arming and strange, 'Fifteen Dogs' shows you can teach an old genre new tricks." - from the rear cover. Very good. Signed without inscription by Alexis on the title page. 25.00

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151 ALFORD, Norman YEATS, W.B.) Rhymers' Club
Cormorant Press, Sidney, BC, 1980, 
ALFORD, Norman. The Rhymers' Club. (Sidney, BC): Cormorant Press, (1980). First Printing. Pp. (4),[v]-ix,(1),1-165,(1). 8vo, brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine. "In the early 1890s, twelve poets and their guests met fairly regularly at Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese, the tavern off Fleet Street, and occasionally at other rendezvous. They called themselves the Rhymers' Club and included among their numbers W.B. Yeats, Arthur Symons, Ernest Dowson, Lionel Johnson, and John Davidson." - from the preface. Contents: 1. The Beginnings of the Rhymers' Club; 2. The Meetings of the Rhymers' Club; 3. TheBooks of the Rhymers' Club; 4. William Butler Yeats; 5. Arthur Symons; 6. The Dowson Legend; 7. Ernest Dowson; 8. Lionel Johnson; 9. John Davidson; 10. The Dispersal of the Rhymers: Retrospect. With appendices and bibliography at rear. Name inked to flyleaf, else very good. 16.00

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152 ALGER, Horatio, Jr. Do and Dare; or, A Brave Boy's Fight for Fortune. ex-lib.
John C. Winston, Philadelphia, 0, 
ALGER, Horatio, Jr. Do and Dare; or, A Brave Boy's Fight for Fortune . Philadelphia, PA: The John C. Winston Co., (ca. 1900) ©1884, though that was the Porter and Coates edition. Pp. [i]-iv,[5]-303,(3), frontis. 8vo, decorated red cloth with black lettering to front and spine. Ex-library (stamps andspine sticker), ffep removed, faint soiling to rear board, else vg. 30.00

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153 ALGER, Horatio. Brave and Bold; or, the Fortunes of a Factory Boy
Loring, Publisher, Boston , 1874, 
ALGER, Horatio. Brave and Bold; or, the Fortunes of a Factory Boy. Boston :Loring, Publisher, (1874). First Edition (with “frankly” misspelled as “fa ankly” on page 16, line 11). Pp (2),(4,ads),[iii]-viii,[9]-342,(2), frontis, engraved series title page, + 2 plates. 8vo, purple pressed cloth, gilt lettering to spine. A volume in the Horatio Alger's Successful Books for Boys and Girls, Bold and Brave series. Covers very worn and faded, inner hinges broken and nearly detached, some leaves nearly detached, gift inscription, lacking ffep, overall a worn and shaky copy which needs rebinding, As is. 50.00

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154 ALGER, Horatio. Shifting for Himself; or, Gilbert Grayson's Fortunes
Loring, Publisher, Boston , 1876, 
ALGER, Horatio. Shifting for Himself; or, Gilbert Grayson's Fortunes. Boston : Loring, Publisher, (1876). First Edition. Pp (2),(4,ads),[i]-vi,[9]-356,(4), frontis, engraved series title page, + 1 plate. 8vo, purple pressed cloth, gilt lettering to spine. A volume in the Horatio Alger's Successful Books for Boys and Girls, Bold and Brave series. Covers very worn, stainedand faded, inner hinges cracked, some leaves nearly detached, gift inscrip tion, lacking ffep, overall a worn and shaky copy which needs rebinding, Asis. 50.00

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155 ALLAIN, Marie-Francoise. WALDMAN, Guido (translator fr. the French). GREENE, Graham). Other Man : Conversations with Graham Greene. First British Editiom in dustjacket.
Bodley Head, London, 1983, 
(GREENE, Graham). ALLAIN, Marie-Françoise. The Other Man : Conversations with Graham Greene. Translated from the French by Guido Waldman. London: The Bodley Head, (1983). First UK Edition. Pp. (6),7-[187],(5). 8vo, green cloth with gilt lettering to spine, top edge dyed green. "to make Graham Greene's real acquaintance it is necessary to look for him in his books. 'I thinkmy books are my children,' he frankly concedes. In his autobiographical wo rks, 'A Sort of Life' and 'Ways of Escape' he does, it is true, lift a corner of the veil. But we have had to wait till the publication of these uninhibited, free-ranging conversations with the young French writer Marie-Francoise Allain to discover the hidden Greene. He discusses his childhood, his travels and encounters, the genesis of his novels and plays, his religion, his inner world with a freedom and candour which overcome his habitual reticence." - from the dustjacket. Contents: 1. The Secret Man; 2. Divided Loyalties; 3. The Medium and Russian Roulette; 4. Writing and Action; 5. The False Political Disloyalties; 6. Certainties; 7. Of Cats and Bumble Bees; 8. The Poor Little Night in the Big Trees; 9. 'A Laugh in the Shadow of the Gallows'. Very good in very good unclipped dustjacket. 25.00

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156 ALLAN, Dorothy C. Unprepared Test : A One-Act Play.
Walter H. Baker Company, Publishers, Boston, 1934, 
ALLAN, Dorothy C. An Unprepared Test : A One-Act Play. Boston :Walter H. Baker Company, Publishers, (1934). Pp [1]-19,(5). 8vo, illustrated grey stapled card covers, printed in maroon. Tears to spine, rubbed, date inkstamp, library discard stamp,l else good. 16.00

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157 ALLAN, Peter John. CHRISTMAS, Henry, ed. Poetical Remains of Peter John Allan, Esq., Late of Fredericton, New Brunswick. With a Short Biographical Notice. First Edition. in original cloth
Smith, Elder, & Co, London, 1853, 
ALLAN, Peter John. The Poetical Remains of Peter John Allan, Esq., Late of Fredericton, New Brunswick. With a Short Biographical Notice. Edited by theRev. Henry Christmas. London : Smith, Elder, & Co., MDCCCLIII [1853]. Firs t Edition. Pp (4),[v]-xxiv,[1]-171,(1). 8vo, maroon pressed cloth, gilt lettering to spine. TPL 5364. "Peter John Allan (June 6, 1825 – October 21, 1848) was a Canadian poet. Peter John Allan was born in York, England, the third son of Dr. Colin Allan and Jane Gibbon. Peter John Allan's father was Chief Medical Officer at Halifax before moving to Fredericton in 1836 upon his retirement. Growing up in Fredericton, Peter John briefly attended King's College but left before completing his degree. He then turned to the study of law. About the same time, he began to publish his compositions in the New Brunswick Reporter and Fredericton Advertiser, a local newspaper published by James Hogg. Allan began to plan the publication of a volume of poetry. He solicited enough subscriptions to underwrite the cost of publication and had completed the manuscript when he died suddenly in 1848 at Fredericton, following a brief illness. His poems were posthumously published in London in the summer of 1853 by his brother, and entitled The Poetical Remainsof Peter John Allan. Influenced by the aesthetic concepts of the Romantic poets and especially by the style and versification of Lord Byron, Allan was able in his most effective poetry to break away from the moralistic attitudes and sentimental tone that had prevailed in locally written verse sincethe end of the 18th century. Allan was excited by the potential of man's i magination, by the range of experience that imagination offered to human consciousness, and by the relationship between the natural world and ideal reality, which only the imagination opened to human awareness. In his best poems, Allan used this intense sensitivity to ideal reality to control the rush of emotion he felt when confronted with the sensual beauty of nature. This control gave an intellectual toughness to his verse that was missing in the verses of contemporary Maritime poets such as Joseph Howe and Mary JaneKatzmann, who approached nature poetry by way of sentimentalism. The new n ote struck by Allan's verse was probably noticed by few. It had an immediate if muted effect on James Hogg's poetry, but it was not until the early verses of Charles G.D. Roberts and Bliss Carman that once again intellectual perception and emotional sensitivity were to be found in so subtle a balance in the poetry of Maritime Canada." - from wikipedia. Spine rebacked, binding repaired, cloth waterstained and soiled, some foxing and soiling to some leaves, gift inscription dated 1858, else very good. 400.00

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158 ALLEN, Charles KIPLING, Rudyard Kipling Sahib : India and the Making of Rudyard Kipling. First Edition in dustjacket, signed by author
Little, Brown, London, 2007, ISBN:9780316726559 
ALLEN, Charles. Kipling Sahib : India and the Making of Rudyard Kipling. (London) : Little, Brown, (2007). First British Edition. Pp (8),ix-xix,(3),1-426,+ 16 pp plates. Text illustrations. Maps. Index. 8vo, brown cloth, red lettering to spine, illustrated endpapers. "This is the story of the forgotten Kipling: 'Ruddy' the troubled youth eager to be accepted by Anglo-Indian society but too arrogant for his own good. A boy terrified of heat, darkness, and disease; a teenager who suffered a series of physical and mental breakdowns and turned to opiates for relief. A young man compelled to take dangerous 'night walks' into the native city of Lahore. This is Ruddy the breaker of taboos: who visited prostitutes; who wrote about love across the racial divide and wives who committed adultery in the hill-stations; who wrote sympathetically about the drunks and vagabonds of the British underclass. But when Kipling used his pen to attack figures in the highest tiers of the establishment, he became too scandalous for British India's comfort. At twenty-three, Ruddy left India to make a name for himself in literary London." (from the dj). Contents : Introduction: 'Seek not to question.' 1. 'Mother of cities': Bombay and a beginning, 1865-7. 2. 'Youth in the eye of thesun': Bombay and expulsion from Eden, 1867-71. 3. 'A double death': Souths ea and Lahore, 1871-7. 4. 'One school of many': United Services College, Westward Ho!, and Bikaner House, Lahore, 1877-82. 5. 'As a prince entering his kingdom': Lahore and Simla, 1882-3. 6. 'The seething city': Lahore and the Family Square, 1883-4. 7. 'The Oldest Land': The Punjab and Simla, 1885. 8. 'In vigil or toil or ease': The Plains and the Hills, 1886. 9. 'Forty foolish yarns': From Lahore to Allahabad, 1887-8. 10. 'Who travels the fastest': Simla, Allahabad and an ending, 1888-9. 11. 'Life and Death ... and Love and Fate': London and fame, 1889-91. 12. 'Try as he will': Weddings and funerals, Vermont and Sussex, 1892-9. Envoi: 'In the faith of little children: Kim and after, 1899-1936. Very good in unclipped dustjacket. Signed without insription by the author. 30.00

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159 ALLEN, Charlotte Vale Dream Train. First Edition in dustjacket
Doubleday Canada, Toronto, 1988, ISBN:0385251610 
ALLEN, Charlotte Vale. Dream Train : A Novel of the Orient-Express. Toronto: Doubleday Canada, (1988). Very good in dustjacket. 15.00

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160 ALLEN, Charlotte Vale Mood Indigo. First Edition in dustjacket, Signed
Toronto, Island Nation Press, 1997, ISBN:0965743713 
ALLEN, Charlotte Vale. Mood Indigo. (Toronto : 1997). First Printing. Pp 284. Fine in fine dustjacket. Signed, with inscription, by Allen. 22.00

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