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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 CDN
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The Dragoons of La Guerche, Achard, Amédée, Richard Duffy (translator)
2 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 CDN
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Marjorie's Enemy - A Story of the Civil War of 1644, Adams, Marion
3 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 CDN
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Crushed Yet Conquering;  A story of Constance and Bohemia, Alcock, Deborah
4 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 CDN
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Hunger's Brides - A Novel Of Baroque, Anderson, Paul
5 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 CDN
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Clan of the Cave Bear, Auel, Jean M.
6 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 CDN
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The Plains Of Passage, Auel, Jean M.
7 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 CDN
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The Fugitives or The Tyrant Queen of Madagascar, Ballantyne, R. M
8 Ballantyne, R. M The Fugitives or The Tyrant Queen of Madagascar
Toronto A. G. Watson 1887 1st Canadian Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Shelfwear to extremities, corners bumped. Previous owner's notations on FFEP, light foxing to some pages. ; A tight solid book. Reddish brown cloth covered boards with leaf design front and spine, gilt titles on spine ; B&W Illustrations; 431 pages 
Price: 65.00 CDN
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A Buccaneer's Log, Bennett, C.M.
9 Bennett, C.M. A Buccaneer's Log
Toronto Musson Book Company 1947 Reprint Hardcover Very Good- with no dust jacket Illustrated by Colour frontispiece 
Red cloth covered boards, bumped corners, a little faded spine. Some water damage top page edges. ; A tight solid book, hinges intact; Venture Book for Boys; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 256 pages; A Canadian reprint of a pirate novel originally published in the 1920s 
Price: 20.00 CDN
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Dodo: Dodo, Dodo the Second and Dodo Wonders, Benson, E. F
10 Benson, E. F Dodo: Dodo, Dodo the Second and Dodo Wonders
New York Crowell 1978 0690017820 / 9780690017823 Omnibus; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
DJ shows some shelf wear and light chipping, light erasure on front free end paper Previous owner's name on FFEP. ; A bright, solid book dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. This is the first printing of the omnibus edition which contains Dodo, Dodo the Second and Dodo Wonders. ; 9.10 X 6.20 X 1.70 inches; 532 pages; Dorothea 'Dodo' Vane was the centre of a circle of London glitterati. Their escapades and those of her daughter Nadine entertained the readers of the late Victorian era. 
Price: 18.50 CDN
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11 Besant, Walter & James Rice The Chaplain of the Fleet
London Chatto & Windus 1910 Hardcover Very Good- with no dust jacket 
Purple cloth covered boards with gilt titles show some edge wear, corners lightly bumped, spine faded, a tear head and tail of spine. light foxing. Ads at end of book badly browned, previous owner's name on front pastedown ; A tight solid book. ; 447 pages 
Price: 15.00 CDN
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Slain by the Doones  And other stories, Blackmore, R. D.
12 Blackmore, R. D. Slain by the Doones And other stories
New York Dodd, Mead and Company 1895 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Corners bumped, some edge wear, paper was stuck to front pastedown & torn off , leaving a remnant, small stain top front hinge, faint stain across top front free end paper. Gift notation dated Feb 1896 on FFEP. Front & back hinge started but still strong. A couple of light stains on pages. Narrow stain just above title on front board. ; A bright, solid book. Cloth covered boards decorated with gilt and green design and titles front and spine, still bright. Laid paper throughout (even endpapers), untrimmed fore and bottom edges, top edge gilt. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 244 pages; The stories are; - Slain by the Doones pp. 1-68, Frida; or the Lover's Leap pp. 69-134, George Bowring pp. 135-202 and Crocker's Hole pp. 203-244 
Price: 17.50 CDN
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Fan-Tan, Brando, Marlon &  Donald Cammell &  David Thomson
13 Brando, Marlon & Donald Cammell & David Thomson Fan-Tan
New York Knopf 2005 1400044715 / 9781400044719 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket Illustrated by Map Endpapers 
DJ shows light shelf wear.; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. Stated first eition ; 9.30 X 6.30 X 1.10 inches; 249 pages; "A wholly unexpected, hugely entertaining work from one of the greatest actors of our time: the story of an eccentric early-twentieth-century pirate, on the high seas from the Philippines to Shanghai–a larger-than-life character that Brando could have easily inhabited himself.Anatole “Annie” Doultry is in his early fifties, with an imposing physical presence and a reputation to match. In 1927, he is serving six months in a hellish Hong Kong prison where, on a whim, he saves the life of a Chinese prisoner.The prisoner’s employer happens to be Madame Lai Choi San. Beautiful, ruthless, and shrewd, she is one of the most notorious gangsters in Asia. When Annie gets out of prison, Madame Lai thanks him with an offer of inconceivable wealth if he will join her in the biggest act of piracy the world has ever seen. Madame Lai is a seductive and powerful ally, but Annie is about to discover that she can be an even more powerful–and dangerous–enemy." 
Price: 15.00 CDN
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The Master of a Man: The Story of a Sin, Caine, Hall
14 Caine, Hall The Master of a Man: The Story of a Sin
London William Heinemann Ltd. 1921 First British Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Red cloth boards have some soiling, light shelfwear to bottom edges, bottom front corners bumped, spine lightly faded. Some offset discoloration to back and front end papers. Previous owner's name and date (1922) on front free end papers.; Tight solid book, hinges intact. Blindstamped design in black. Fore and bottom pages untrimmed. ; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 432 pages 
Price: 20.00 CDN
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Heart of an Indian: A gripping story based upon a great American truth, Callahan, Robert E.
15 Callahan, Robert E. Heart of an Indian: A gripping story based upon a great American truth
New York F. H. Hitchcock 1927 Autograph edition Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Author; Black cloth covered boards show very light shelf wear.; Signed by Author with a publisher's statement that this is part of an Autograph edition. Tight solid book, gilt titles on spine. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 339 pages; The author takes the American powers that be to task for allowing native American culture to die out, languages to disappear. This novel is written as a morality tale that is just as true today as back, when it was written, in 1927. 
Price: 19.95 CDN
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Red River Adventure The Story of the Selkirk Settlers, Chalmers, J. W.
16 Chalmers, J. W. Red River Adventure The Story of the Selkirk Settlers
Toronto Macmillan 1956 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket Illustrated by Lewis Parker 
DJ shows shelf wear with small tears and some chipping, previous owner's name on front free end paper.; A tight solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector, unclipped. ; Great Stories of Canada #12; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 158 pages 
Price: 15.00 CDN
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Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, Clarke, Susanna
17 Clarke, Susanna Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
London Bloomsbury Publishing PLC 2004 0747570558 / 9780747570554 First Edition; Second Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket Illustrated by Portia Rosenberg 
DJ has tape repaired tear to edge of front panel with some creasing and light soil of white dust jacket. General light wear to DJ edges, lighr wear to book. The matte finish of the DJ tends to attract soil. ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped.; B&W Illustrations; 9.37 X 6.54 X 2.83 inches; 782 pages; "English magicians were once the wonder of the known world, with fairy servants at their beck and call; they could command winds, mountains, and woods. But by the early 1800s they have long since lost the ability to perform magic. They can only write long, dull papers about it, while fairy servants are nothing but a fading memory.But at Hurtfew Abbey in Yorkshire, the rich, reclusive Mr Norrell has assembled a wonderful library of lost and forgotten books from England's magical past and regained some of the powers of England's magicians. He goes to London and raises a beautiful young woman from the dead. Soon he is lending his help to the government in the war against Napoleon Bonaparte, creating ghostly fleets of rain-ships to confuse and alarm the French.All goes well until a rival magician appears. Jonathan Strange is handsome, charming, and talkative-the very opposite of Mr Norrell. Strange thinks nothing of enduring the rigors of campaigning with Wellington's army and doing magic on battlefields. Astonished to find another practicing magician, Mr Norrell accepts Strange as a pupil. But it soon becomes clear that their ideas of what English magic ought to be are very different. For Mr Norrell, their power is something to be cautiously controlled, while Jonathan Strange will always be attracted to the wildest, most perilous forms of magic. He becomes fascinated by the ancient, shadowy figure of the Raven King, a child taken by fairies who became king of both England and Faerie, and the most legendary magician of all. Eventually Strange's heedless pursuit of long-forgotten magic threatens to destroy not only his partnership with Norrell, but everything that he holds dear." 
Price: 25.00 CDN
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ERNESTINE SOPHIE, Cleugh, Sophia
18 Cleugh, Sophia ERNESTINE SOPHIE
New York Macmillan 1925 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Author; SIGNED and DATED by Cleugh. ; 451 pages; Wear to spine & worn to boards on corners, missing back FEP. Some thinning on FFEP. 
Price: 25.00 CDN
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An Outcast of the Islands, Conrad, Joseph
19 Conrad, Joseph An Outcast of the Islands
London Eveleigh Nash & Grayson Ltd. N.D. Reprint Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Red cloth covered boards show light edge wear.; A tight solid book. Undated but probably printed in the 1920s ; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 391 pages; "An Outcast of the Islands is the second novel by Joseph Conrad, published in 1896, inspired by Conrad's experience as mate of a steamer, the Vidar.The novel details the undoing of Peter Willems, a disreputable, immoral man who, on the run from a scandal in Makassar, finds refuge in a hidden native village, only to betray his benefactors over lust for the tribal chief's daughter. The story features Conrad's recurring character Tom Lingard, who also appears in Almayer's Folly (1895) and The Rescue (1920), in addition to sharing other characters with those novels. It is considered to be underrated as a work of literature for many. Conrad romanticizes the jungle environment and its inhabitants in a similar style to his "A Heart of Darkness"." 
Price: 25.00 CDN
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The Mallen Novels, COOKSON, CATHERINE
20 COOKSON, CATHERINE The Mallen Novels
London WILLIAM HEINEMANN 1979 0434142700 / 9780434142705 Omnibus Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
DJ shows light edge wear, price-clipped. ; A bright, solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; 8.58 X 5.51 X 2.28 inches; 683 pages; An omnibus consisting of 'The Mallen Streak', 'The Mallen Girl', and 'The Mallen Litter'. Three historical novels by Catherine Cookson, starting in 1851, and following the stormy lives of the Northumbrian Mallen family through four generations, from the grandeur of Victorian England to the dark days of the World War I. 
Price: 27.50 CDN
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