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The Scarlet Pimpernel

The Scarlet Pimpernel
Baroness Orczy, 1905
Holder & Stoughton, UK, 71st edition November 1940
first leaf carefully ripped out (possibly to remove gift inscription)
Christmas sticker on last leaf

A Conrad Argosy

A Conrad Argosy
introduction by William McFee, 1942
illustrations by Hans Alexander Mueller, 1942
Joseph Conrad, written as noted:
“Youth”, 1998
“Heart of Darkness”, 1899
“The Nigger of Narcissus”, 1897
“Il Conde”, 1908
“Gaspar Ruiz”, 1904-05
“The Brute”, 1906
“Typhoon”, 1899-1902
“The Secret Sharer”, 1909
“Freya of the Seven Isles”, 1910-11
“The Secret Agent”, 1907
“The Duel”, 1908
“The End of the Tether”, 1902
“The Shadow-Line” 1917
“A Personal Record”, 1912
Doubleday, Doran and Company Inc., US, first edition 1942
Gift inscription on first leaf:
Jan. 28/46
“Rose Villa” Victoria B.C.
To: Ken
— Happy Birthday —
with love from Hilda
Seller’s sticker on first leaf: David Spencer Limited.

The Guns of Navarone

The Guns of Navarone
Alistair MacLean, 1957
Collins, UK, first edition 1957
first leaf carefully torn off, trace of inscription remaining (presumably a previous gift inscription)
gift note inserted:
To Bun,
Sixty years of love and affection, which no money can repay.
If you want fifty hours of braces, arm bands or ties, choose yourself.
If you want a new record, or it will help for your ten days holiday, but —don’t send it back.
With love and best wishes, your only sister Lell.

The Pilgrim’s Progress

The Pilgrim’s Progress
John Bunyan, 1676
foreword by Pat Robertson, December 1977
Christian Broadcasting Network University Press, US, 700 Club edition 1978


Joseph Heller, 1955
The Reprint Society, UK, 1963

Doctor Zhivago

Doctor Zhivago
Boris Pasternak, 1957
translation by Max Howard and Manya Harari, 1958
The Reprint Society, UK, 1959

The Iliad

The Iliad
Homer, c. 8ᵗʰ century B.C.E.
translation by E. V. Rieu, 1950
Penguin Books, US, 15ᵗʰ reprint 1966
school stanps: [C.S.S.S. = Cowichan Senior Secondary School]
C.S.S.S. Aug 19 1969
C.S.S.S. Sept 1 1970
C.S.S.S. Sept 1 1971
Rhonda Ronningen Div 9
Donna Michiel Div 31/84
Elaine Bertand Div 15 Room 42
Michael Barrick
other marks:
various book numbers circled on the table of contents (no other marks inside)


Vladimir Nabakov, 1969
McGraw-Hill Book Company, US, book club edition 1969

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare, written ~1590–1615
editor: Alfred Harbage
Pelican Books / Viking Press, US, reprint 1977


Leon Uris, 1976
The Franklin Library, US, first edition 1976
ex libris sticker with signature on 3rd leaf: Ralph Francis Barrick
publishing editor’s notes booklet included


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