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61 Conway (Hugh) (pseudonym of Frederick J. Fargus) Called Back.
NY: William L. Allison Company, [ca.1890) 
Blue decorative cloth, front cover crest in black with the legend: Arundel Edition; spine designed and lettered in gilt and black. Paper browned, light shelf wear, quite a nice copy. First published in England as an Arrowsmith's Christmas Annual in 1883. CALLED BACK was a best-selling book in Britain, and established the pattern for the "Shilling Shockers" which were to become so prevalent. 
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62 Conway (Hugh) (pseudonym of Frederick J. Fargus) Called Back.
NY: Optimus Printing Co., [c.1890] 
176pp. Original wrappers. Base of spine chipped away, edges of covers and first leaf quite chipped, with some loss to text on cover, paper browned, about very good otherwise. Issued as No. 14 in the GOLDEN GEM LIBRARY. Unfortunately, the date is chipped from the spine, and so is uncertain. First published in England as an Arrowsmith's Christmas Annual in 1883. CALLED BACK was a best-selling book in Britain, and established the pattern for the "Shilling Shockers" which were to become so prevalent.. 
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63 Conway (Hugh) (pseudonym of Frederick J. Fargus) Called Back.
NY: Norman L. Munro, 1884. 
8vo. Original tan wrappers designed and printed in black. 112pp. + 4 leaves of publisher's ads and three blank leaves at the rear. Issued as Vol. 1, No. 215 in Munro's Library, Pocket Size. Published Sept. 4, 1884. Chipping at edges of covers and base of spine, large piece gone from upper corner of cover, just affecting a few words of text on the cover, some creasing, about very good. At the bottom of the front cover is the legend: "SPECIAL EDITION". A very early American issue o f t h i s f a m o u s book, which was first published in England as an Arrowsmith's Christmas Annual in 1883. CALLED BACK was a best-selling book in Britain, and established the pattern for the "Shilling Shockers" which were to become so preval en t. Se e Lo ck e : SP EC TR UM O F FANTASY, Vol 1. for a description of the British edition, and a discussion of the book's history. There are innumerable editions and issues; this is surely one of the first American issues. 
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Bound By A Spell. With Illustrations., Conway (Hugh) (pseudonym of Frederick John Fargus)
64 Conway (Hugh) (pseudonym of Frederick John Fargus) Bound By A Spell. With Illustrations.
Chicago: Laird & Lee, [nd, ca.1890]. 
[226]pp. Blue decorative cloth designed in black, lettered in gilt. Floral end papers. Quaint ads on flyleaves. Shelf wear to lower tips, inner front hinge cracking but sound, otherwise a bright very good copy. This is an early American edition; the first American edition would seem to be that published by Lovell in [1887], as per the LC copy. Listed in Hubin, also citing the 1887 Lovell edition, and querying: (British title?). 
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Bound By A Spell. With Illustrations., Conway (Hugh) (pseudonym of Frederick John Fargus)
65 Conway (Hugh) (pseudonym of Frederick John Fargus) Bound By A Spell. With Illustrations.
Chicago: Donohue, Henneberry & Co., [ca.1900, perhaps later]. 
[226]pp. Small 8vo. Publisher's decorated cloth, with "Gem Edition" at the base of the spine. Old dampstain to fore-edge of book, with some white staining, otherwise very good. 
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The Headsman; or, The Abbaye des Vignerons. A Tale. By the Author of The "Bravo," &c. &c.  In Two Volumes., Cooper (James Fenimore) [published anonymously].
66 Cooper (James Fenimore) [published anonymously]. The Headsman; or, The Abbaye des Vignerons. A Tale. By the Author of The "Bravo," &c. &c. In Two Volumes.
Philadelphia: Carey, Lea & Blanchard, 1833. First American edition. 
Original boards, paper spines, printed paper spine labels. Lower cover detached on Volume I; spines chipped away on both volumes, with just a hint of the printed label remaining on Volume II. Some pencil notes and drawings in the front of Volume II, large piece cut from the rear blank leaf of Volume I; internally very fresh and clean otherwise. Publishers ads at the back of both volumes: 12 leaves in Volume I and 18 leaves in Volume II. BAL 3861. Preceded by the London edition (Bentley, 3 Volumes, 1833). 
Price: 150.00 CAD
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67 Coppee (Francois). From The French. Ten Tales By Francois Coppee. Translated by Walter Learned, with fifty pen-and-ink drawings by Albert E. Sterner, and an introduction by Brander Matthews.

NY: Harper, 1891. First American edition. Dark blue decorative cloth, designed in silver and lettered in gilt. Frontispiece portrait of Coppee, and many illustrations in the text. Light edge wear, some rubbing at top of spine, a few old stains to upper back cover; in general a very bright, clean, attractive copy. The British edition of this translation appeared in 1892. 
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Jolly in Germany. Illustrated by Will Owen., Copping (Arthur E.)
68 Copping (Arthur E.) Jolly in Germany. Illustrated by Will Owen.
London: Hodder and Stoughton, (1910). 
Slate pictorial cloth designed in red, green, black and white, spine lettered in gilt. Many illustrations in the text. A little wear along front hinge, but a very bright and attractive copy. Humorous travels of Mr. Jolly in Germany shortly before the Great War. 
Price: 55.00 CAD
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Cameos., Corelli (Marie)
69 Corelli (Marie) Cameos.
Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1896 (copyright 1895). 
First American edition. Red buckram designed and lettered in silver. Top edge stained red. Spine slightly darkened, a few marks to page edges, a strong very good copy. Pictorial bookplate on inner front cover. Ten short stories. 
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The Greatest Queen in the World. A Tribute to the Majesty of England. 1837 - 1900., Corelli (Marie)
70 Corelli (Marie) The Greatest Queen in the World. A Tribute to the Majesty of England. 1837 - 1900.
London: Skeffington, 1900. First edition. 
A small volume in white decorated cloth, designed and lettered in red & silver. Floral end papers. Frontispiece portrait of Queen Victoria. One leaf of ads at rear. Very light edge wear, ownership inscription dated 1900; a nice clean copy. 
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71 Cornish (F. Warre) Sunningwell.
Westminster: Constable/NY: Dutton, 1900. [ca. 1907]. 
Green buckram, spine and front cover lettered in gilt. Spine quite sunned, a bit of wear to cloth, a very good copy. 32 page publisher's catalogue at rear, containing ads dated 1907. Cornish was a British antiquarian, scholar, biographer and historian. This novel is quite uncommon. An 1899 edition exists; this 1900 printing is likely the second edition. 
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72 Cossery (Albert) Men God Forgot. Translated from the French by H.E.

Berkeley: A Circle Edition, 1946. First American edition. Pictorial boards, cloth spine lettered in black. Boards rubbed, some wear to edges, very good otherwise. The back cover blurb is by Henry Miller. Five strange stories by this Egyptian author, his first book in English. 
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The Heart Of Life. Translated from the French by Alys Hallard. With a Frontispiece by Balliol Salmon., Coulevain (Pierre de)
73 Coulevain (Pierre de) The Heart Of Life. Translated from the French by Alys Hallard. With a Frontispiece by Balliol Salmon.
London, etc.: Cassell, 1912. First British edition. 
Red cloth lettered in gilt, device in green and gilt on front cover. The spine is slightly sunned, but a very bright and attractive copy. Colour frontispiece by Balliol Salmon, with onionskin intact. 
Price: 35.00 CAD
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A Poem Delivered in The First Congregational Church in the Town of Quincy, May 25, 1840, The Two Hundredth Anniversary of the Incorporation of the Town. Published by Request., Cranch (Christopher Pearse)
74 Cranch (Christopher Pearse) A Poem Delivered in The First Congregational Church in the Town of Quincy, May 25, 1840, The Two Hundredth Anniversary of the Incorporation of the Town. Published by Request.
Boston: James Munroe, 1840. First edition. 
Original blue printed wrappers, bound into plain purple cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Pale yellow end papers. 26pp. Some wear to the edges of the wrappers, old embossed stamp of the Boston Public Library on the front wrapper and title page, inner front hinge cracking, very good. The first book by Cranch, who later wrote the juvenile fantasies Last of the Huggermuggers and its sequel, Kobboltozo. Cranch is notorious for his illustrations spoofing Emerson's Essays, published in The Western Messenger. BAL 4017. 
Price: 75.00 CAD
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The Soundless Tide., Crichton (Mrs. Frances Elizabeth) (as: F.E. Crichton).
75 Crichton (Mrs. Frances Elizabeth) (as: F.E. Crichton). The Soundless Tide.
London: Arnold, 1911. First edition. 
Blue-green cloth lettered in silver. Two leaves of ads at the rear, plus an 8-page catalogue. A rather worn copy, much of the silver lettering perished, some old stains to covers, generally very good otherwise. A novel set in County Down, Northern Ireland, of life among the gentry and cottagers. An uncommon book by this Irish woman, author of several juvenile works. 
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Young Nick and Old Nick. Yarns for the Year's End., Crockett (S.R.)
76 Crockett (S.R.) Young Nick and Old Nick. Yarns for the Year's End.

London: Stanley Paul, [1910]. First edition, possibly a cheap issue. Red cloth, front cover designed in blind, spine and front cover lettered in gilt. 32-page publishers catalogue at rear, dated 1910. A bit of scuffing to edges and corners, ownership name on front endpaper, a bright very good copy. This may be the six-shilling edition, which is in the ads at the rear. 
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Phantasmagoria Of Fun. Edited and Illustrated by Alfred Crowquill. In Two Volumes., Crowquill (Alfred) -editor & illustrator.
77 Crowquill (Alfred) -editor & illustrator. Phantasmagoria Of Fun. Edited and Illustrated by Alfred Crowquill. In Two Volumes.

London: Bentley, 1843. First edition. Two volumes. Original red cloth, covers stamped in blind, spines designed and lettered in gilt. Yellow coated end papers. Strips from the tops of both title pages have been removed, not affecting text but likely to remove an ownership signature; institutional bookplates on inner covers (marked surplus duplicate); inner hinges are cracked, repairs to the outer hinges of Volume II; the spine of Volume I has been re-attached. For all that, not an unattractive, very good set, quite bright. 
Price: 100.00 CAD
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78 D'Annunzio (Gabriele) The Virgins of the Rocks. Translated by Tatsu Yaguchi.

Tokyo: Shinyodo, 1913. Beige cloth, covers decorated in blue, green, red, and gilt, spine lettered in gilt. One plate, a portrait of the author. Title page printed in red. Lower spine torn, rear hinge worn, some dust soiling, about very good otherwise. A Japanese translation of D'Annunzio's work, only the title page in English, text entirely in Japanese. 
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Lise Tavernier; or, From Under the Veil. Translated by Henry C. Williams., Daudet (Alphonse)
79 Daudet (Alphonse) Lise Tavernier; or, From Under the Veil. Translated by Henry C. Williams.
NY: Hurst, 1892. 
[100]pp. + 14pp. ads at rear + 14pp. blank pages. Violet wrappers, ruled and lettered in black. Chipping to upper corner and top of spine, paper browned, very good otherwise. Issued as No. 24 in The Universal Library, June 29, 1892. First published in French as a play in 1869; presumably this English version has been novelized by the translator. The LC catalogue cites a Hurst edition, paginated as this one, but gives a date of (c.1890). Scarce. 
Price: 75.00 CAD
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Sidonie. Translated by G.D. Cox., Daudet (Alphonse)
80 Daudet (Alphonse) Sidonie. Translated by G.D. Cox.
NY: George Munro, 1879. 
[64]pp. Original printed wrappers, large format. Issued as Vol. XXVII, No. 557 in Munro's Seaside Library, July 29, 1879. Wear and tears to spine, foxing to some pages, very good condition otherwise. An early American edition; the first American edition was published by Estes & Lauriat, 1877, and was translated by Mary Neal Sherwood; this translation is by G.D. Cox. An English translation of "Fromont Jeune et Risler Aine." 
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