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Piracies, Limited (Ltd), "Bok"
1 "Bok" Piracies, Limited (Ltd)
London Herbert Jenkins Limited 1938 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Fair dust jacket Illustrated by Frontispiece 
DJ chipped, scuffed and torn with 2/3 of the spine, below title and including part of the publisher missing. Gift notation on FFEP. Light wear to blue cloth covered boards. ; DJ in Mylar, unclipped. Text unmarked, hinges intact.; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 282 pages; Rare in DJ. Bok presents fictionalized accounts of Oriental pirates. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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Triad  Three Complete Science Fiction Novels, A. E. Van Vogt
2 A. E. Van Vogt Triad Three Complete Science Fiction Novels
New York Simon & Schuster 1959 Book Club Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket 
DJ has some soiling, small tears and chipping, foxing of page edges. Prev. owner's name on FFEP. ; A tight solid book, hinges intact. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; The World of Null-A, The Voyage of the Space Beagle, Slan; 8 X 5.80 X 1.50 inches; 527 pages; This omnibus was first published by the SFBC in April 1959. Omnibus edition of three novels, originally published separately: Slan (1946), The Voyage of the Space Beagle (1950), and The World of Null-A (1945). Parts of The Voyage of the Space Beagle were originally published separately as short stories: Black Destroyer, War of Nerves, Discord in Scarlet, and M33 in Andromeda. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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The Dragoons of La Guerche, Achard, Amédée, Richard Duffy (translator)
3 Achard, Amédée, Richard Duffy (translator) The Dragoons of La Guerche
New York Howard, Ainslee & co 1899 First English Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by B&W Plates 
Some edge wear to extremities of cloth covered boards, a little softening of top fore corners, light soil, light lean. Previous owners' names on front free end paper, missing tissue guard to frontispiece ; A bright, solid book, slate grey cloth covered boards with gilt black and red design stamped on front cover, gilt titles front and spine, top edge gilt, red and black publisher insignia stamped on back, hinges intact ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 289 pages; This is a sequel to 'The Huguenot's Love'. We follow the adventures of two good friends, the Huguenot Armand-Louis and and the Catholic Renaud during the period of the Thirty Years' War of 1618-1648. 
Price: 65.25 USD
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The Plato Papers, Ackroyd, Peter
4 Ackroyd, Peter The Plato Papers
London Chatto & Windus 1999 1856197018 / 9781856197014 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
DJ shows light shelf wear.; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; 8.35 X 5.98 X 0.87 inches; 139 pages; Something different from Ackroyd is this alternative history. "Plato, the orator, summons the citizens of London on ritual occasions to impart the ancient history of their city. He dwells particularly on the unhappy era of Mouldwarp (AD 1500-2300), which existed before the dimming of the stars and the burning of the machines....." (blurb) 
Price: 14.50 USD
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The Art of Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare Book, ActiVision
5 ActiVision The Art of Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare Book
Activision Publishing 2007 Hardcover Fine with no dust jacket 
As new, glossy pictorial paper covered boards. ; Color Illustrations; 6.30 X 4.70 X 0.30 inches; Unpaginated pages; This book would have been included in the game box when purchased and features the concept art for the game. 
Price: 19.95 USD
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Marjorie's Enemy - A Story of the Civil War of 1644, Adams, Marion
6 Adams, Marion Marjorie's Enemy - A Story of the Civil War of 1644
London S. W. Partridge & Company N.D. Hardcover Very Good- with no dust jacket 
Some wear to extremities, pages yellowed, missing free end papers. Book is a little shaken but hinges solid. Split in middle of book repaired with hinge tape. Previous owner's name in front. ; Text unmarked, blue cloth covered decorative boards show a girl with a soldier, outlined with flowers, gilt print and gilt outlining title on spine ; B&W Illustrations; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 96 pages; A novel set during the English Revolutionary War. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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The Outlander, Adamson, Gil
7 Adamson, Gil The Outlander
Toronto House of Anansi Press 2007 0887842100 / 9780887842108 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Some creasing top DJ spine ; A bright, solid book, DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; 8 X 5.40 X 1.30 inches; 312 pages; On a moonlit night in 1903, a mysterious young woman flees alone across the Canadian wilderness, one quick step ahead of her pursuers. Mary Boulton is nineteen years old, half mad, and widowed - by her own hand. Tearing through the forest with dogs howling in the distance, she is desperate, her nerves burning, and she is certain of one thing only - that her every move is being traced. Two red-headed brothers, rifles across their backs, lurch close behind her: monstrous figures, identical in every way, with the predatory look of hyenas. She has murdered their brother, and their cold lust for vengeance is unswerving. "As the widow scrambles to stay ahead of them, the burden of her existence disintegrates into a battle in which the dangers of her own mind become more menacing than the dangers of the night. Along the way, the steely outlaw encounters a changing cast of misfits and eccentrics. Some, like the recluse known as 'The Ridgerunner', provide a brief respite from her solitude; others, like the Reverend Bonnycastle, offer support only to reveal that they too have their own demons raging inside. As she is plunged further away from civilisation, her path from retribution to redemption slowly unfurls." 
Price: 19.95 USD
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The Children's Hospital, Adrian, Chris
8 Adrian, Chris The Children's Hospital
San Francisco McSweeney's 2006 1932416609 / 9781932416602 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
A small ding on front cover above title. ; Comes with wraparound band, bright, solid book ; 9.10 X 6.30 X 1.70 inches; 615 pages; "A hospital is preserved, afloat, after the Earth is flooded beneath seven miles of water. Inside, assailed by mysterious forces, doctors and patients are left to remember the world they've lost and to imagine one to come. At the center, Jemma Claflin, a medical student, finds herself gifted with strange powers and a frightening destiny. Simultaneously epic and intimate, wildly imaginative and unexpectedly relevant, The Children's Hospital is a work of stunning scope, mesmerizing detail, and wrenching emotion." (blurb) 
Price: 19.95 USD
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Once a Spy, Airth, Rennie
9 Airth, Rennie Once a Spy
London Jonathan Cape 1981 0224019023 / 9780224019026 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket Illustrated by Bill Botten jacket design 
Slight edge wear to DJ, short crease bottom back edge of dust jacket. ; A bright solid, book, DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 245 pages; This is Airth's scarce second book, his first being 'Snatch'. 
Price: 129.95 USD
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Crushed Yet Conquering;  A story of Constance and Bohemia, Alcock, Deborah
10 Alcock, Deborah Crushed Yet Conquering; A story of Constance and Bohemia
London Religious Tract Society N.D. Later Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Fair dust jacket 
Clipped DJ heavily chipped with some loss head & tail of spine, tears. Gift notation on FFEP dated 1940 ; DJ in Mylar. A bright solid, book, blue cloth covered boards, hinges intact ; 474 pages 
Price: 45.00 USD
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The Prydain Chronicles: The Book of Three, The Black Cauldron, The Castle of Llyr, Taran Wanderer and The High King + The Foundling and Other Tales of Prydain, Alexander, Lloyd &  Margot Zemach
11 Alexander, Lloyd & Margot Zemach The Prydain Chronicles: The Book of Three, The Black Cauldron, The Castle of Llyr, Taran Wanderer and The High King + The Foundling and Other Tales of Prydain
New York Holt, Rinehart and Winston 1973 0030074312 / 9780030074318 Omnibus Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Light edge wear top edge of dust jacket ; A bright, solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; Maps; 8.30 X 5.60 X 1.60 inches; 767 pages; This omnibus edition of Alexander's major work is comprised of the 5 books form the Prydain Chronicles plus The Foundling and Other Tales of Prydain. "The Chronicles of Prydain is a pentalogy of children's high fantasy Bildungsroman novels written by American author Lloyd Alexander. Henry Holt published one annually from 1964 to 1968; the second earned a 1966 Newbery Honor and the last won the 1969 Newbery Medal. The five novels follow the protagonist Taran from youth to maturity, most overtly in the fourth book, Taran Wanderer. Taran has the title Assistant Pig-Keeper at Caer Dallben but initially dreams of being a grand hero. His most important companions in adventure are Princess Eilonwy, a girl his age; Fflewddur Fflam, a wandering bard and minor king; Gurgi, a wild man-beast; and Doli, a dwarf." (Wikipedia) 
Price: 19.95 USD
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12 Anderson, Allan Remembering Leacock An Oral History
Ottawa Deneau 1983 0888790937 / 9780888790934 Stated First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Slight wear, some toning of pages ; A bright, solid book, DJ in Mylar ; B&W Illustrations; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 229 pages; Anderson, a former student of Leacock's from the 1930's has collected an impressive number of personal reminiscences from people across the country from all walks of life. 
Price: 16.50 USD
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Rough Layout, Anderson, Doris
13 Anderson, Doris Rough Layout
Toronto McClelland and Stewart 1981 0771007426 / 9780771007422 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Author; Light wear to extremities. Price-clipped dust jacket has short tears top of spine, small chip missing at base of DJ on spine. Previous owner's stamp on front free end paper and half title page ; Signed by author on title page. DJ in protective Mylar sleeve. A bright, solid book. ; 221 pages; The story line about the editor of Canadian women's magazine, trying to keep her responsibilities as wife, mother and businesswoman from devolving, lightly resembles Anderson's own life. Anderson was, for a time editor, of Chatelaine magazine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Hunger's Brides - A Novel Of Baroque, Anderson, Paul
14 Anderson, Paul Hunger's Brides - A Novel Of Baroque
Toronto Random House Canada 2004 0679310886 / 9780679310884 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
Light edge wear, short closed tear, top back panel of dust jacket. ; A bright, solid book, DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; 9.49 X 7.20 X 2.48 inches; 1408 pages; "Spanning three centuries and two cultures, Hunger’s Brides brings to vivid life the greatest Spanish poet of her time, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, & plumbs a mystery that has intrigued writers as diverse as Robert Graves, Diane Ackerman, Eduardo Galeano and Nobel laureate Octavio Paz. Why did a writer of such gifts silence herself? At the time of her death in 1695, Juana Inés de la Cruz was arguably the greatest writer working in any European tongue, yet she had never set foot in Europe. Instead she was born among the descendants of the Aztec empire, in the shadow of the mountain pass Cortés and his troops descended on their advance to Montezuma’s capital. A child prodigy from a barbarous wilderness, her beauty and wit provoked a sensation at the viceregal court in Mexico City. But at the age of nineteen, still a favourite of the court, Juana entered a convent, and from that point her life unfolded between the mystery of her sudden flight from palace to cloister, and the enigma of her final vow of silence, signed in blood. After a quarter-century of graceful, often sensuous poetry, plays and theological argument, Sor Juana chose silence, which she maintained until she died of plague at the age of forty-five.Drawing on chronicles of the conquest and histories of the Inquisition, myth cycles and archeological studies, ancient poetry and early Spanish accounts of blood sacrifice, Hunger’s Brides is a mammoth work of inspired historical fiction framed in a contemporary mystery. In the dead of a Calgary winter night, a man escapes from an apartment in which a young woman lies bleeding — in his arms he clutches a box he has found on her table addressed to him. He is Donald Gregory, a once-respected, now-disgraced, academic. She is Beulah Limosneros, one of his students, and for a brief time his lover. Brilliant, erratic, voracious, she had disappeared two years earlier in Mexico, following the thread of her growing obsession with Sor Juana. Over the ensuing days and weeks, as a police investigation closes in around him, Gregory pieces together the contents of the box she has left him: a poetic journal of her travel in Mexico, diaries, research notes, unposted letters, and a strange manuscript - part biography, part novel - on Sor Juana. 
Price: 18.50 USD
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Seedtime On The Cumberland, Arnow, Harriette Simpson
15 Arnow, Harriette Simpson Seedtime On The Cumberland
New York The Macmillan Co. 1968 First Edition; Third Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket Illustrated by Map Endpapers 
DJ shows shelf wear with short tears and chipping, price-clipped. ; Green cloth covered boards with black & gilt titles on spine. A tight solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 449 pages; "The Cumberland River basin is a "Curious shoe-like shape, something like an old-time buskin, badly worn and wrinkled, with a gob of mud caught in the instep blurring the heel..." This book by Harriette Simpson Arnow is chiefly the story of the first white settlers who came to the Bluegrass and limestone valleys of that buskin, which embraces much of southern Kentucky and most of middle Tennessee, centering on Nashville. The life of 1780-1803 in the Old Southwest has never been drawn in such detail. Mrs. Arnow has devoted years to research, but as her own roots are in the Cumberland country, she brings to her work a personal slant that helps transform the past into the present. Seedtime is devoted chiefly to the adventures in exploration, hunting, traveling, and at last the actual settling behind picketed walls where for fifteen years all had to live in order to survive the Indian warfare. Still, the work does not pretend to be a military or political history. It is more in the nature of an attempted recreation of a vanished way of life, and in the attempt Mrs. Arnow looked into the lives of more than hundred-fifty first and early settlers. A few such as Andrew Jackson will be familiar to many readers, but most, like Edmund Jennings, Indian scout and ferryman, were ordinary people and hence forgotten. Bit by bit from a multitude of sources, many unpublished and heretofore unused, the life patterns of these men and women were pieced out. " (blurb) by the author of the memorable book 'The Dollmaker' 
Price: 32.50 USD
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Clan of the Cave Bear, Auel, Jean M.
16 Auel, Jean M. Clan of the Cave Bear
New York Crown 1980 0517542021 / 9780517542026 First Edition; Third Printing Hardcover Very Good in Good+ dust jacket 
Price clipped DJ chipped head & tail of spine, some fading of spine. ; A bright, solid book, DJ in Mylar ; Earth's Children #1; 1.6 x 9.4 x 6.6 Inches; 468 pages; "When her parents are killed by an earthquake, 5-year-old Ayla wanders through the forest completely alone. Cold, hungry, and badly injured by a cave lion, the little girl is as good as gone until she is discovered by a group who call themselves the Clan of the Cave Bear. This clan, left homeless by the same disaster, have little interest in the helpless girl who comes from the tribe they refer to as the "Others." Only their medicine woman sees in Ayla a fellow human, worthy of care. She painstakingly nurses her back to health--a decision that will forever alter the physical and emotional structure of the clan. Although this story takes place roughly 35,000 years ago, its cast of characters could easily slide into any modern tale. The members of the Neanderthal clan, ruled by traditions and taboos, find themselves challenged by this outsider, who represents the physically modern Cro-Magnons. And as Ayla begins to grow and mature, her natural tendencies emerge, putting her in the middle of a brutal and dangerous power struggle." 
Price: 20.00 USD
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The Plains Of Passage, Auel, Jean M.
17 Auel, Jean M. The Plains Of Passage
New York Crown 1990 0517580497 / 9780517580493 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
Light shelfwear to DJ edges. Light soiling of bottom front corner of pages. ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped; Earth's Children #4; 9.30 X 6.40 X 2.20 inches; 760 pages; The author's fourth book in the Earth's Children Series. "The saga continues the cross-continental journey of Ayla, her mate Jondalar and their menagerie to his homeland. En route, they encounter a variety of problems, yet manage to find panaceas for each. Their enlightened compilation of skills, inventions, therapies and recipes transforms the voyagers into spirit-like personas providing The Others with constant awe. A brief encounter with the Neanderthal Clan rekindles the unique charm of the first (and strongest) book. Such locutions as "out of the cooking skin into the coals" or "Mother's path of milk" for the Milky Way are coyly anachronistic. Nonetheless, this volume is as welcome as letters from a long-lost friend. " 
Price: 16.50 USD
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Tamarind Mem, Badami, Anita Rau
18 Badami, Anita Rau Tamarind Mem
London Viking 1997 0670874558 / 9780670874552 1st UK; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
As new; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped.; 8.60 X 5.60 X 1.10 inches; 272 pages; "Having moved to Canada from India, Kamini tries to make sense of the eccentric family she has left behind. Recounting the story of her mother's life, Kamini reveals the desires, secrets and fears that link different generations, exploring the bond between mothers and daughters." "A beautiful and brilliant portrait of two generations of women. Set in India's railway colonies, this is the story of Kamini and her mother Saroja, nicknamed Tamarind Mem due to her sour tongue. While in Canada beginning her graduate studies, Kamini receives a postcard from her mother saying she has sold their home and is travelling through India. Both are forced into the past to confront their dreams and losses and to explore the love that binds mothers and daughters everywhere." 
Price: 18.50 USD
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19 Badami, Anita Rau Tamarind Mem
Toronto, ON Viking 1996 0670869163 / 9780670869169 First Edition; First Printing Paperback Very Good+ Signed by Author
Signed by Author; Light wear to card covers, a little creasing base of front cover, some tanning of pages ; Card covers have french flaps which contain the blurbs. ; Trade PB; 266 pages; This is the first novel by the Indo-Canadian writer 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Tell It to the Trees, Badami, Anita Rau
20 Badami, Anita Rau Tell It to the Trees
Toronto Knopf Canada 2011 0676978932 / 9780676978933 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Only slight wear.; A bright, solid book. DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; 8.40 X 6 X 1.10 inches; 255 pages; One freezing winter morning a dead body is found in the backyard of the Dharma family’s house. It’s the body of Anu Krishnan.For Anu, a writer seeking a secluded retreat from the city, the Dharmas’ “back-house” in the sleepy mountain town of Merrit’s Point was the ideal spot to take a year off and begin writing. She had found the Dharmas’ rental through a happy coincidence. A friend from university who had kept tabs on everyone in their graduating year – including the quiet and reserved Vikram Dharma and his first wife, Helen – sent her the listing. Anu vaguely remembered Vikram but had a strong recollection of Helen, a beautiful, vivacious, social and charming woman.But now Vikram had a new wife, a marriage hastily arranged in India after Helen was killed in a car accident. Suman Dharma, a stark contrast to Helen, is quiet and timid. She arrived from the bustling warmth of India full of the promise of her new life – a new home, a new country and a daughter from Vikram’s first marriage. But her husband’s suspicious, controlling and angry tirades become almost a daily ritual, resigning Suman to a desolate future entangled in a marriage of fear and despair.Suman is isolated both by the landscape and the culture, and her fortunes begin to change only when Anu arrives. A friendship begins to form between the two women as Anu becomes a frequent visitor to the house. While the children, Varsha and Hemant, are at school, Anu, Vikram’s mother, Akka, and Suman spend time sharing tea and stories. But Anu’s arrival will change the balance of the Dharma household. Young Varsha, deeply affected by her mother’s death and desperate to keep her new family together, becomes increasingly suspicious of Anu’s relationship with her stepmother. Varsha’s singular attention to keeping her family together, and the secrets that emerge as Anu and Suman become friends, create cracks in the Dharma family that can only spell certain disaster. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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