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281 Robertson (Morgan) Sinful Peck. A Novel.
NY & London: Harper, 1903. First edition. 
Green decorative cloth designed in black and white, lettered in gilt. Title page printed in red & black. Modest shelf wear, a bright very good copy. This copy is signed by Vincent Starrett on the verso of the front end paper 
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Nick Whiffles, The Trapper Guide. A Tales of the North-West., Robinson (Dr. J.H.) [John Hovey Robinson].
282 Robinson (Dr. J.H.) [John Hovey Robinson]. Nick Whiffles, The Trapper Guide. A Tales of the North-West.
NY: Dillingham, 1886. [1888]. 
Original tan printed wrappers. Front cover and early leaves almost detached, wear to edges, paper very yellowed, brittle and crumbling, basically very good otherwise. Issued as No. 5 in the "New York Weekly" series. The date on the title page is 1886, but the upper front cover bears a copyright date of 1888. Also the imprint at the base of the cover lists Dillingham as "Successor To G. W. Carleton". There is an edition of this book published by Carleton in 1877. Nick Whiffles was a popular character in fiction during the 1850s, as pointed out in this extract from a biography of the author: "In March, 1858, he began to write exclusively for the New York Weekly,(6) and it was in this paper that the great scout "Nick Whiffles" and his dog "Calamity" first appeared, June 5, 1858. Nick was so popular that other story papers took him up after Dr. Robinson's death and treated him as real person, much to the disgust of the New York Weekly." 
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In Sheep's Clothing. A Novel., Rollston (Adelaide D.)
283 Rollston (Adelaide D.) In Sheep's Clothing. A Novel.
NY: Collier, 1892. 
120pp. Original light green illustrated wrappers, stapled, printed in black. Issued as Vol. IX, No. 6 of the Once A Week Library, May 24, 1892. Browned at edges, base of spine chipped, old stain to upper corner, cover detached from body of text; very good otherwise. This looks like a tragic society novel. According to the cover: "Specially Written for "Once a Week Library." Very scarce, not in Worldcat, not listed anywhere. The author produced one other work of fiction, also published by Collier. 
Price: 75.00 CAD
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King's Bardon., Rolt (Bernard)
284 Rolt (Bernard) King's Bardon.
London: Constable, (1929). First edition. 
Red-brown cloth, spine ruled and lettered in black. Modest edge wear, short worn area on lower cover edge, ownership signature dated 1932, very good otherwise. A very scarce historical novel set in Derbyshire, during the period 1881-1912. At this writing, this is the only copy available on the web. 
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285 Rose (William Ganson) Putting Marshville on the Map.
NY: Duffield, 1912. First edition. 
Grey cloth, plain spine, pictorial paper label on front cover. A little wear to top of spine, light dust soiling, a very good copy. Smith R-531. A short tale of a man's attempt to rejuvenate a small city in Ohio. 
Price: 35.00 CAD
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286 Ross (Clinton) Improbable Tales.
NY & London: Putnam, 1892. First edition. 
256pp. Light blue decorative cloth designed in red and gilt. Blue & black floral end papers. Some darkening of spine, stain to rear cover and some small blemishes, name sticker on front end paper; still, quite a bright and decent copy. 3 tales. Unco mmon. Wright III: 4688. 
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287 Rousseau (Victor) The Lion's Jaws.
London: Hodder and Stoughton, [nd]. Presumably the first edition. 
Red cloth lettered in black. Tear in cloth along upper front cover, front end paper removed, a bit soiled, a good copy. Historical novel set in Quebec in the 18th century. 
Price: 55.00 CAD
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Short Takes. With a Memoir of the Author by Don Iddon., Runyon (Damon)
288 Runyon (Damon) Short Takes. With a Memoir of the Author by Don Iddon.
London: Constable, (1948). First British edition. 
Green cloth, spine lettered in silver. Frontispiece. A bit of shelf wear to lower edge, but a nice copy in a very good dust jacket, a bit of sunning to the spine and some modest edge wear. A collection of short stories, with a 20-page memoir of Runyon by Don Iddon. 
Price: 35.00 CAD
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The Blinkin' O' The Fire and Other Poems, Russell (Jessie)
289 Russell (Jessie) The Blinkin' O' The Fire and Other Poems
Glasgow: Cossar, Fotheringham, 1877. First edition. 
Brown cloth stamped in blind, front cover lettered in gilt. Yellow coated end papers. 104pp. Inscribed from the author to Miss Agnes Gibson, dated 1879. A rough copy, cloth soiled and discoloured, erasures from end papers, old stains to several pages, clippings and family notes penned on rear end paper. Scottish dialect verse, a very uncommon book. 
Price: 75.00 CAD
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290 Russell (W. Clark) The Honour of the Flag.

NY & London: Putnam, 1895. First American edition. 12mo. Blue decorative cloth, designed and lettered in dark blue. Issued as Volume IV in The Autonym Library. Some shelf wear and dust soiling, inner rear hinge repaired, a very good copy. Eight short nautical stories. 
Price: 45.00 CAD
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The Philosophy of Disenchantment., Saltus (Edgar Evertson)
291 Saltus (Edgar Evertson) The Philosophy of Disenchantment.
Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1885. First edition. 
Blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt. 16-page catalogue at rear. Light wear to base of spine, inner rear hinge cracked, pencil notes on a rear blank leaf; a clean and quite bright very good copy. His uncommon second book, preceded by a biography of Balzac (1884). 
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The Sapphire. A Collection of Graphic and Entertaining Tales, Brilliant Poems and Essays. Gleaned Chiefly from Fugitive Literature of the Nineteenth Century., Sargent (Epes) -editor.
292 Sargent (Epes) -editor. The Sapphire. A Collection of Graphic and Entertaining Tales, Brilliant Poems and Essays. Gleaned Chiefly from Fugitive Literature of the Nineteenth Century.
Boston: John L. Shorey / NY: W.I. Pooley / Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1867. First edition. 
Dark blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Brown coated end papers. Shallow chipping to spine ends, some rubbing of cloth, inner front hinge cracking, very good otherwise. Issued in "The Gem Series", edited by Epes Sargent; a companion volume in the same format was "The Emerald". Short fiction and poetry from many sources including Chambers's Journal, Household Words, and Blackwood's Magazine. Authors include Wilhelm Hauff, Edwin Arnold, Emile Souvestre, Florence McCarthy; also many anonymous and "From the French". An uncommon gift annual. 
Price: 60.00 CAD
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The Toll of the Bush., Satchell (William)
293 Satchell (William) The Toll of the Bush.

London: Macmillan, 1905. First edition. Original blue cloth, front cover stamped in blind, spine and front cover lettered in gilt. Inner hinges cracking, some shelf wear to the tips and edges, small snag to front hinge, but in general a bright, decent copy. Publisher's catalogue at rear dated 16.8.'05. This New Zealand author's second novel, set in the Hokianga district, including a short glossary of Maori terms at the rear. 
Price: 75.00 CAD
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294 Sayles (F.O.) Follies of the Day, A Satire.

Springfield: Samuel Bowles / Boston: Lee & Shepard, 1867. Author's Edition. Original purple cloth, front cover designed & lettered in gilt. Brown coated end papers. Chip from upper spine, fading at edges, a few dents, very good otherwise. This long (47 pages) satirical poem deals with wealth, fashion, pride, drinking, horse-racing, and other follies. Scarce. 
Price: 75.00 CAD
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295 Schreiner (Olive) Dream Life and Real Life. A Little African Story.

Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1893. First American edition. Patterned cloth, white cloth spine lettered in gilt, front cover lettered in red. Shelf wear to tips, some rubbing & soiling of cloth, a very good copy. The British edition appeared the same year in Unwin's "Pseudonym Library" under the name "Ralph Iron". 
Price: 45.00 CAD
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296 Scott (Sir Walter) The Field of Waterloo; A Poem.

Paris: Galignani's, 1816. Third Edition. Disbound, 54 pages. Remains of binding on spine, some foxing and wrinkling, generally very good. Ownership inscription dated 1816 on the first leaf, which is the half-title. "Printed for, and sold at Galignani's French, English, Italian, German, and Spanish Library." This is a continental edition; the first edition appeared in London in 1815. 
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297 Scudder (W.H.) -translator. Stories from the French.
Chicago: W.B. Conkey, 1894. 
Original pictorial wrappers, designed and lettered in red & brown. Paper browned, slight chipping to edges, a very good copy. Issued as Vol. 3, No. 1 in the People's Series, July 14, 1894. Stories by Zola, Daudet, Richepin, de Maupassant, others. Nice railway ad on the back cover. 
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The Fall of Diakka, A Historical Drama of the Nineteenth Century. By the Author of "Common Sense," "Coquette," "Agatha and Other Poems.", Searle (E.)
298 Searle (E.) The Fall of Diakka, A Historical Drama of the Nineteenth Century. By the Author of "Common Sense," "Coquette," "Agatha and Other Poems."
Chicago, 1876. First edition. 
Published anonymously. [68]pp. Original brown cloth stamped in blind, front cover lettered in gilt. Some spotting and discoloration of cloth, shelf wear to corners, a very good copy. A long poem, concerning the Plymouth Church and Henry Ward Beecher. 
Price: 75.00 CAD
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Secret Memoirs of Gallant Men and Fair Women. Formerly Casanova Jr's Tales. Edited by Francis Page. Volume 2, Number 1, April, 1927., Secret Memoirs.
299 Secret Memoirs. Secret Memoirs of Gallant Men and Fair Women. Formerly Casanova Jr's Tales. Edited by Francis Page. Volume 2, Number 1, April, 1927.

NY: Two Worlds, 1927. Olive wrappers, designed and lettered in red & black. [144] pages. On the spine of the book it is numbered: Volume Two, Number Five. Slight chip at the base of the spine, light wear to edges of wrappers, a clean and attractive copy. In the black slipcase, which is rubbed and worn at edges. Naughty contributions by Pierre Louys and others. This is copy 996 of 1000 numbered copies. 
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300 Serao (Matilde) Farewell, Love!
NY: Minerva, 1892. First American edition. 
Green cloth designed in blind. Paper very browned and brittle, front end paper detached, inner rear hinge cracked, very good otherwise. An uncommon novel by the prolific Italian journalist & author. 
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