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Canadian Short Stories is a curated collection of short stories from Canada, selected and introduced by Robert Weaver. This anthology showcases the diverse voices and literary talents of Canadian writers during the year 1962. The stories delve into various themes such as identity, cultural clashes, and personal struggles, offering readers a glimpse into the Canadian literary landscape of the time. With its carefully chosen selection, this book serves as a valuable resource for those interested in exploring Canadian literature and gaining insight into the social and cultural fabric of the country.
This book is a collection of all the works of Lord Alfred Tennyson, who was the Poet Laureate of England. The book is beautifully illustrated with eight plates reproduced from Gustave Dore’s famous drawings. The volume is bound in black leather with gilt lettering on the spine and all page edges are painted red. There is mild discoloration caused by moisture on the front end paper and some minor foxing and staining on certain pages. The book is well-bound and a pleasure to hold. This book would make a great gift for anyone who loves poetry.
1928 – Creative Young Canada: Collection of Verse, Drawings and Musical Compositions by Young Canadians from Seven to Twenty Years of Age
Creative Young Canada is a collection of poetry, drawings, and musical compositions by young Canadians aged seven to twenty. Edited by Aletta E. Marty and with a foreword by Agnes Delamoure, this book was published by J.M. Dent & Sons, Ltd in Toronto in 1928. The hardcover cloth volume features black ornamentation and lettering on the cover and spine, with some wear and fading present, especially around the spine. The deckled fore-edges and wear throughout the book give it a vintage feel.
This book provides a glimpse into the creative minds of young Canadians in the late 1920s. The collection showcases the talent and imagination of the youth in Canada, with poetry ranging from lighthearted and whimsical to deeply introspective. The drawings and musical compositions add another layer of creativity to the collection, making it a unique and valuable piece of Canadian literary history. The owner signature on the inside cover adds a personal touch and raises questions about the previous owner, Connie Starr, and their connection to the book.
1967: Poems of Byron, Keats, and Shelley, selected and edited by Elliott Coleman, International Collectors Library
The 1967 edition of “Poems of Byron, Keats, and Shelley” is a collection of selected works from three of the most renowned poets of the Romantic era. Edited by Elliott Coleman, the volume includes complete shorter works and skillfully excerpted long poems, such as “Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage,” “Prometheus Unbound,” and “To a Skylark.” The book is part of “The World’s Great Poetry” series of the International Collectors Library and is bound in a soft tan Marie Antoinette replica binding with 24K gold decoration, top edges coated with real gold, and a matching ribbon marker.
The original binding of the volume, on which this replica was based, encased a copy of the Iliad bound by Derome the Younger for Marie Antoinette, the Queen of France. The design of Derome’s binding was adapted by American artist Rafael Palacios for this Collectors Library volume, retaining much of the decoration intact. The book is a collectible item, unopened and unread, and includes the original inlay from ICL with the presentation of the work and the Marie Antoinette binding.
The Scribner Treasury, 22 Classic Tales is a vintage storybook published by Charles Scribner’s Sons in 1953. The book includes 22 classic tales that were first published by Scribner between the 1880s and 1931. The volume is introduced and noted by J.G.E. Hopkins and features works by renowned authors such as Sir James Barrie, George W. Cable, John Galsworthy, and Robert Herrick, among others. The blue hardcover cloth volume has gilt lettering and red ornamentation on the spine, and the fore edges are beautifully deckled. Although there is some scratching on the cover and minor staining on the inside cover, there are no writing or similar markings in the book.
Uninvited Guests: Thirteen Unwelcome Visitors is a collection of short stories edited by Peter S. Smith and published by William Kimber in 1984. The book features works by renowned authors such as H.P. Lovecraft, Elizabeth Bowen, and Guy de Maupassant, among others. The stories revolve around the theme of unwelcome visitors, with each author bringing their unique style and perspective to the collection.
This book is a must-read for fans of horror and suspense, as it offers a diverse range of stories that are sure to keep readers on the edge of their seats. The volume and dust jacket are in near-perfect condition, making it a collectible item for book enthusiasts.