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Kidnapped, by Robert Louis Stevenson, is a classic adventure novel set in 18th century Scotland. The story follows the young protagonist, David Balfour, as he is kidnapped and sold into slavery, and his subsequent journey to reclaim his inheritance and seek justice. The vintage hardcover edition, published by Grosset and Dunlap in 1948, features beautiful illustrations by Lynd Ward and is in excellent condition with minimal wear.
Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson is a classic adventure novel set in Scotland during the 18th century. The story follows the young protagonist, David Balfour, as he is kidnapped and sold into slavery by his greedy uncle. He manages to escape and meets a rebel named Alan Breck Stewart, who becomes his ally and helps him reclaim his inheritance. Together, they embark on a dangerous journey across the Scottish Highlands, facing various obstacles and enemies along the way.
This vintage edition of Kidnapped, published in the 1940s, features a grey hardcover cloth with printing and lettering on the cover and spine. The book shows signs of wear and fading due to age, but is in good condition overall. It is signed by a previous owner on the inner front cover, dated Christmas 1943, and includes a faded stamp of St. Andrew’s Sunday School.
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.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is the fifth book in the popular Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. The book follows Harry Potter, now fifteen years old, as he returns to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for his fifth year. However, this year is different as the Ministry of Magic refuses to believe that Lord Voldemort has returned and is actively working against Harry and Dumbledore. Meanwhile, Harry struggles with the emotional aftermath of witnessing Cedric Diggory’s murder and the isolation he feels from his friends.
The book explores themes of power, corruption, and the importance of standing up for what is right. It also introduces new characters such as Dolores Umbridge, a Ministry-appointed teacher who becomes a tyrant at Hogwarts, and members of the Order of the Phoenix, a secret society dedicated to fighting Voldemort. With its fast-paced action and emotional depth, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is a beloved addition to the series.