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The Matador of the Five Towns and Other Stories

By: BENNETT, Arnold

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Toronto, William Briggs:

Edition: First Canadian Edition

Seller ID: 051245

Condition: Good Very Good


Twenty-two short stories by Arnold Bennett, mainly set in the 'Five Towns', Bennett's name for the pottery manufacturing towns of the English Midlands. First Canadian edition, undated, but probably 1912. 325pp. Clean, unmarked interior. Tight, square binding, sound hinges. Minor wear to the red cloth on the spine edges. Gilt titles and decoration are bright and unfaded. We use both the Canada Post and the United States Postal Service and offer very competitive postal charges - based on actual costs, no overcharging. This item weighs 393g. Canadian domestic postal rates rise with weight, size ... View more info

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Buried Alive

By: BENNETT, Arnold

Price: $9.00

Publisher: USA, Editions for the Armed Services:

Edition: First Edition for the Armed Services

Seller ID: 052683

Condition: About VG


WWII edition for the Armed Services. Small, oblong format with two columns of text. Undated, circa 1944. 253pp. Interior lightly browned. Stapled binding is tight and sound. Unmarked. Slight wear to wrappers in the form of hairline, surface creases. Solid copy for this type of book. Weight, 80g. May be eligible for inexpensive Canada Post Lettermail to Canada, the USA and other Countries. View more info

Chaucer and the Fifteenth Century

By: BENNETT, H. S.

Price: $9.95

Publisher: New York, Oxford University Press: 1954

Edition: Third Printing

Seller ID: 23598

Condition: Near Fine


A volume in the Oxford History of English Literature, Volume II, Part I. 326pp. Bright, clean copy with a tight, sound binding. No wear to navy blue cloth. Dustjacket is clean but has a darkened spine and top edge wear. Weight, 540g. We use both the Canada Post and the United States Postal Service and offer very competitive postal charges - based on actual costs, no overcharging. Images always available. Shipped well packed. [Maximum postage to anywhere within Canada is now approx US$15.00- up to 5kg total weight, boxed, insured, trackable and faster than regular parcels. Less will be charge... View more info

The Unknown Five : stories of fantasy by Isaac Asimov, Alfred Bester, Theodore Sturgeon, Cleve Cartmill, Jane Rice

By: BENSEN, D. R. - Editor

Price: $7.50

Publisher: New York, Jove Publications: 1978

Edition: Reprint Anthology

Seller ID: 11340

ISBN: 051504833X

Condition: About 'As New'


Five stories originally published in the greatr Fantasy magazine, 'The Unknown'. 90 p. : ill. ; 18 cm. Contents: Author! Author! / Isaac Asimov -- The bargain / Cleve Cartmill --The Hag Se´leen / Theodore Sturgeon -- Hell is forever / Alfred Bester -- The crest of the wave / Jane Rice. Bright, clean, unmarked copy. Bright, glossy wrappers with great GGA art. Tight, square binding, no spine cresaes. Mint! Weight, 135g. View more info

The Image

By: BERG, Jean De

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Grove Press: 1967

Edition: First Paperback Printing

Seller ID: 22475

Condition: Fine


A classic 1956 sadomasochistic erotic novel, written by Catherine Robbe-Grillet and first published under the pseudonym of Jean de Berg by Editions de Minuit in 1956. Evergreen Black Cat Edition 1967. BC-139. Translated from the French by Patsy Southgate ; preface by Pauline Reage. 143 pages ; 21 cm. OCLC Number:1826198. Interior lightly and evenly tanned. Unmarked. Tight, square binding, no spine creasing. Attractive copy. Weight, 87g. Ships via inexpensive Canada Post Lettermail. Postage $4.00 to 6.00 within North America, in card sleeve. Enquire for rates to the Rest of the World. We ship a... View more info

Johnny in the Klondike

By: BERTON, Laura Beatrice & WOODWARD, Lucy Berton

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20458

Condition: Good VG


Juvenile fiction from the mother and sister of Pierre Berton. 112pp, illustrated by J. Lazare. Bright, clean copy with a sound binding. Gift inscription to ffep. Dustjacket has a little edge wear, two small margin tears and a little surface soiling. Weight, 320g. View more info

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Charlie Chan Carries On

By: BIGGERS, Earl Derr

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Avon Books: 1951

Edition: First Avon Printing

Seller ID: 052690

Condition: Very Good


Avon 350. A volume in the celebrated Charlie Chan series. Great pulp art, GGA cover by Ray Johnson. 223pp. Interior pages lightly browned. Unmarked. Slight irregularity to spine where glue has set in a slight, irregular forward lean. Very faint upper corner crease to front. Moderate corner crease to lower corner of rear wrapper. No creases to spine. Still a very attractive, displayable front wrapper. Weight, 120g. May be eligible for inexpensive Canada Post Lettermail to Canada, the USA and other Countries. View more info

Inside the Lines

By: BIGGERS, Earl Derr; RITCHIE, Robert Welles

Price: $9.50

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap:

Edition: Photoplay Edition

Seller ID: 22023

Condition: Solid Very Good


During World War I, the paths of an officer in the English secret service and a German spy converge in Gibraltar. Founded on Earl Derr Biggers' play of the same name. Illustrated with scenes from the Radio Pictures Corp. production starring Betty Compson. Book copyrighted in 1915; Motion Picture released in 1930. Faint gift inscription to ffep dated 1932. 331pp, illustrated with photo plates, [10pp] publisher's catalog at rear. Unpacked weight, 428g. We ship Worldwide, at cost, using both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges, at cost, without overcharging.... View more info

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The Angry Espers / The Puzzle Planet

By: BIGGLE JR., Lloyd; LOWNDES, Robert A.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Ace Books: 1961

Edition: Ace D-485

Seller ID: 26625

Condition: Good VG


Volume containing two, complete, back-to-back science fiction novels. 136pp + 119pp, art-drawen wrappers. Clean, unmarked interior. Tight, square binding, no spine creases. Minor wear to spine edges & reading creasesarallel to spine. Weight, 128g. View more info

Against the Law: Historical Novel

By: BIRCHAK, W.

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Winnipeg, Ivan Tyktor: 1953

Edition: Not Stated

Seller ID: 12917

Condition: Good VG


Published in Winnipeg, Canada this is Book No.18 in the Ukrainian Book Club. Title page in parallel English & Ukrainian but text is completely in Ukrainian. 127pp. right, clean copy with a sound binding. Remais of a removed label on front endpaper. Bright front cover design. View more info

Cavalier: December, 1962

By: BIRMINGHAM, Fred - Editor

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Greenwich, CT, Fawcett Publications: 1962

Edition: Vol 12, No 114

Seller ID: 041977

Condition: VG


Single issue of a monthly magazine for men, Feb, 1962. The usual mixture of articles, short fiction, sports, humor, adventure etc with one color. pin-up centerfold feature by photographer Richqard Blair. Fiction by John Jerome, Borden Deal, and Newton T. Elder. Articles by Ernie Kov acs, Maurice Zolotow, Nat Hentoff and others. 8.25" by 11"-sized periodical. 94pp. Photo cover of Monroe look-alike. Clean, unmarked interior. FRont cover has 'OK' in ink at title and a very light crease near the fore-edge. A solid copy. Scan available. Weight, 223g. Eligible for inexpensive Canada Post Le... View more info

Cavalier: September, 1963

By: BIRMINGHAM, Frederic A. - Editor

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Greenwich, CT, Fawcett Publications, Inc.: 1963

Edition: Vol. 13, No. 123

Seller ID: 053296

Condition: About Fine


Single issue of a monthly magazine for Men - slightly risque, but with some quite major content for a 'Men's Magazine'. This issue features an Interview with Aldous Huxley , 'I've never met anybody who wasn't obsessed with sex'; a centrfold and pictorial featuring Elke Sommer. Plus, a first appearance of a short story by Leonard Cohen - 'Tamara'. Many other features. 94pp. Clean, unmarked copy. Sound, stapled binding and spine. Weight, 200g. Many items under 500g qualify for inexpensive Lettermail Rates within Canada. Items under 250g qualify for similar rates to the USA. View more info

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Death Dines at 8:30

By: BISHOP, Claudia: DICHARIO, Nick - Editors

Price: $9.95

Publisher: U.S.A., Berkley Prime Crime: 2001

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 28319

ISBN: 0425174700

Condition: Fine


This collection of stories that mix crime and cuisine features 16 acclaimed mystery authors who serve up suspenseful tales with all-new recipes. Includes works by Diane Mott Davidson, Claudia Bishop, Nick Danger, Nancy Kress, Tamar Myers, and others. xvi, 286 pages ; 22 cm. Includes recipes. An 'as new' copy - bright, clean and unmarked, quite fresh, in a similar, unclipped dustjacket. Weight, 440g. View more info

Fortaellinger

By: BJORNSON, Bjornstjeme

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Kjøbenhavn, Gyldendal (F. Hegel: 1873

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 041310

Condition: Good Very Good


'Peasant tales' by Norwegian Bjørnson, Bjørnstjerne, 1832-1910, winner of the nobel Prize in 1904. This is an early edition in Danish. Two volumes in one volume, paginated separately, two title pages - 371pp + 347pp. Frakur text. Internally clean and unmarked. Binding is sound, hinges good. Leather spine with gilt titles; leather corners; tough cloth boards. Some wear to boards, leather is in good condition. Unpacked weight, 1.4 lb - 545g. We ship Worldwide, at cost, using both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges without overcharging. Canadian domes... View more info

Mary; Fortaelling

By: BJORNSON, Bjørnstjerne - 1832-1910

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Kjøbenhavn og Kristiania, Gyldendal, Nordisk Forlag: 1906

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 053028

Condition: Fine


Danish language novel. 3 p.l., [3]-216 p. 18 cm. Bjørnson was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1903 and died in 1910. Attrative copy - internally bright, clean and unmarked. Tight, square binding, flower patterend end papers in gold. Bound in blue cloth with silver titles and elaborate flower motifs. Book edges with elaborate color patterns. Could almost pass 's new'. We ship Worldwide, use both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges based on our actual costs, without overcharging. This item weighs 285g unpacked and qualifies for inexpensive Lett... View more info

Scotland Yard Photo Crimes from the Files of Inspector Black; Volume 1

By: BLACK, Henry

Price: $11.00

Publisher: USA, Simon & Schuster: 1983

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 052308

ISBN: 0671473034

Condition: Fine


Photo crimes from the files of Inspector Black of Scotland Yard. 20 solve-them-yourself photo crimes - 'You are the detective in these classic mysteries from the 1930s - The Golden Age of Crime'. First book in the series. 64 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm. An 'about as new' copy - bright, clean and unmarked, sytill fresh. Sound binding, no wearto the colourful pictorial boards. We ship Worldwide, use both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges based on our actual costs, without overcharging. This item weighs 476g. Canadian domestic postal rates... View more info

Blackie's Boys' Annual

By: BLACKIE AND SON LTD

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Glasgow, Blackie & Son Ltd:

Edition: 1934 Edition

Seller ID: 33558

Condition: Near Fine


Boys' Annua full of adventure stories and useful articles. Authors include Percy F. Westerman, M. S. Tustin, Ronald Mardon and many, many more. Not dated but 1934 from research. 288pp, illustrated with eight b&w plates and four colour plates. Bright, clean and totally unmarked interior. Tight, square binding, sound hinges. Exterior is very clean and bright. Flawless illustrated cloth spine. Boards show only very slight wear at tips of corners. Front cover illustration by D. C. Eyles is of two boys in a canoe in the Canadian Rockies. Unually attractive copy for type. Unpacked weight, 881g. We u... View more info

Lorna Doone; A Romance of Exmoor

By: BLACKMORE, R. D.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Sampson Low, Marston & Co.:

Edition: 44th Edition

Seller ID: 1210

Condition: VG+


A novel by English author Richard Doddridge Blackmore, published in 1869. It is a romance based on a group of historical characters and set in the late 17th century in Devon and Somerset, particularly around the East Lyn Valley area of Exmoor. THis copy would appear to be of 19th century origin. viii, 517pp, photogravure portrait of the author with facsimile signature. Attractive copy - bright an clean inside. Ink signature to the ffep otherwise unmarked. Tight, square bin ding, sound hinges. Clean green cloth with gilt titles to the spine. Aytractive. Weight, 379g. View more info

Death Down East

By: BLAKE, Edward

Price: $9.50

Publisher: New York, Triangle Books: 1942

Edition: Reprint: First Triangle

Seller ID: 051369

Condition: VG+


Wartime mystery novel. First published in 1940 this is the first Triangle reprint. 241pp. Clean interior, pages browning as usual. Owner's inscription to the ffep otherwise unmarked. Tight, square binding. No wear to red cloth. Dustjacket is unclipped but shows a fair amount of wear - small lost chips, light creases, edge wear. Still a useful dustjacket with good artwork. We ship Worldwide, use both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges based on our actual costs, without overcharging. This item weighs 322g. Canadian domestic postal rates rise with weigh... View more info

William Blake: Selected Poems

By: BLAKE, William

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London, Westhouse: 1947

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 11778

Condition: VG+


Selected poems of William Blake with an introduction by Denis Saurat.116pp, illustrated with woodcuts from the V&A Museum. Book is clean and bright. Binding is sound. Dustjacket has edge wear, chips, and small pieces missing along top, front edge. View more info