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  • 1947: Deeper the Heritage, by Muriel Elwood

    Deeper the Heritage is a vintage children’s book written by Muriel Elwood and published by Charles Scribner’s Sons in New York. The story follows a young girl named Peggy as she discovers her family’s rich heritage and learns about her ancestors’ struggles and triumphs. The book is a heartwarming tale that teaches children the importance of family and history.

    This vintage novel is a must-have for any home library. It is well-bound, clean, and has no markings other than the owner’s signature in the top corner of the title page. Although the dust jacket has a chip at the top of the spine, it is still in excellent condition considering its age.

  • 1964: Edge of Manhood, by Thomas Fall, illustrated by Henry C. Pitz

    Edge of Manhood is a coming-of-age novel written by Thomas Fall and illustrated by Henry C. Pitz. The story follows the journey of a young man named David as he navigates the challenges of growing up and finding his place in the world. Set in the early 20th century, the book explores themes of masculinity, family, and identity, as David struggles to reconcile his own desires and ambitions with the expectations of those around him.

  • 1919: Hygiene for Young People, a Reader for Pupils in Form III on the Public Schools, by A. P. Knight

    Hygiene for Young People is a non-fiction book written by A. P. Knight, a Professor of Physiology at Queen’s University in Kingston. The book was published in 1919 and recommended by the Minister of Education for use in school libraries in Ontario. The book is intended for pupils in Form III on public schools and provides information on hygiene and health practices.

    The book is a historical artifact with a grey hardcover cloth volume and black lettering on the cover and spine. The wear, staining, and fading on the cover are due to heavy use and the passage of time. The book belonged to Jack Dudgeon, as signed on various pages, and has some fingerprints and dog ears throughout.

  • Of Human Bondage, by W. Somerset Maugham, Twentieth Century Classics Collectible Edition

    Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham is a classic novel that follows the life of Philip Carey, a young man who struggles to find his place in the world. The story begins with Philip as a young boy who is orphaned and sent to live with his strict and unloving uncle. As he grows up, Philip becomes interested in art and literature, but his uncle insists that he become a doctor. Philip agrees, but finds that he has no passion for medicine and struggles to succeed in his studies.

    Throughout the novel, Philip experiences love, loss, and disappointment as he tries to find his way in life. He falls in love with a woman named Mildred, who treats him poorly and ultimately leaves him for another man. He also struggles with his own physical limitations, as he is born with a clubfoot that causes him pain and embarrassment. Of Human Bondage is a powerful exploration of the human condition and the struggles that we all face in our quest for happiness and fulfillment.

    This collectible edition of Of Human Bondage is a beautiful green leatherette hardcover volume with gilt ornamentation on the cover and spine. Although there is slight rubbing along the length of the spine fold and minor overall fading of pages due to age, the book is almost as good as new with no writing or markings. This edition is a wonderful addition to any collection and is sure to be treasured by fans of classic literature.

  • 1977: Tom Penny, by Tony German

    Tom Penny is a thrilling children’s adventure fiction book written by Tony German and illustrated by Diana McElroy. The story follows the adventures of Tom Penny, a young boy who embarks on a journey to find his missing father. Along the way, he encounters a series of challenges and obstacles that test his courage and determination. From facing dangerous animals to navigating treacherous terrain, Tom must use all his wits and skills to survive and succeed in his quest.

    Set in Canada, the book offers a captivating glimpse into the country’s natural beauty and diverse wildlife. With vivid descriptions and engaging characters, Tom Penny is a timeless classic that will appeal to readers of all ages.

  • 1948: Raintree County, by Ross Lockridge, Jr

    Raintree County by Ross Lockridge Jr. is a historical fiction novel set in the titular Raintree County, Indiana, during the mid-19th century. The story follows John Shawnessy, a young man who dreams of writing a great American novel, as he navigates his way through love, war, and the complexities of life in a rapidly changing America. The novel spans over 1000 pages and includes illustrations and maps to help readers visualize the setting and characters.

    Raintree County is a sweeping epic that captures the spirit of America during a time of great change and upheaval. Through the eyes of its protagonist, Lockridge explores themes of love, loss, and the pursuit of the American dream, all set against the backdrop of a rapidly changing country.