A Tale of Two Cities
The Complete Short Stories
Fahrenheit 451
Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
Navigators of Dune
End of Watch
The Arabian Nights: Tales from a Thousand and One Nights
Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights
Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare
King Henry VI, Part 3
King Henry VI, Part 2
Henry VI, Part 1
King Henry IV, Part Two
King Henry IV, Part 1
Richard II
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America
The Rosie Effect
On the Nature of Things
So Anyway


Thursday, April 30, 2015

William Blake 1

From downtown Ottawa:

"Blakes Poetical Works", edited by William Michael Rossetti.

I've liked William Blake since he was part of a course I took at U of Waterloo a few years back. I have more recent collections but I saw this one today from 1890. As of this writing, this edition is 125 years old!

The title page has a book-plate with the name Jane Campbell. I doubt Ms. Campbell is still with us, but if someone looks her name up and finds this, that would be cool. ;-)

Old Curiosity Shop

Another of the books from the used store in Nova Scotia.

Charles Dickens is one of my favorites and I found this edition of The Old Curiosity Shop that dates from 1913,

Someone named Eileen Cantwell or (Eileen Cartwell). She lived at 47 Plaza Street in Biklyn? Can't read this one perfectly and I can't find a place named Biklyn so perhaps it is an abbreviation for Brooklyn? Over a century ago!

Don Quixote

 From Bridgetown Nova Scotia I paid only a few dollars for this older edition of Don Quixote which the title page lists as being from 1941. Not my oldest book by far, but a neat older and illustrated edition in really good conditiion.
Interesting if someone looks for their own name in a search engine and finds this book they used to own from over 70 years ago. The book came with a book-plate sticker naming "Sarah Lemnon" (I think).

I paid $7.50 for this edition but saw the exact same one in a downtown Ottawa bookstore for $40. So either the Nova Scotia dealer didn't know what his book was worth or the Ottawa dealer is WAAAY overpriced. I tend to think the latter as the downtown dealer seems known for slightly overpriced inventory.