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LATEST ELIST NOW ONLINE - eList #42 - NEW!


Our latest e-list is now viewable at: eList #42 This list will always be emailed out before being posted on the website so if you wish to receive the list email us at:

 

 

NEW ACQUISITIONS ADDED to Database.

New books have been added to our online database.
American Literature
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Our Latest Catalogue NOW AVAILABLE - Old New Age



Catalogue 87


Old New Age.

Just issued catalogue.

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MEDICAL AND PSYCHIATRIC JOURNAL OFFPRINTED NOW IN OUR DATABASE.

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Now available from David Mason Books…


Edited by David Mason. Why Booksellers Die Broke. The Collected Aphorisms of Earle M. Mason, Banker.
(Toronto): David Mason Books, (2014). 8vo., printed wrappers, (24)pp. With illustrations.

Price $10.00.

The usual terms to the trade.


Here are a few examples:
- All they seem to ever talk about is buying books. Why don't they try selling one once in a while? They should be called bookbuyers, not booksellers.

- It's not so much that these guys insist on ignoring all the rules of capitalism, it's that they do it so cheerfully. They seem to delight in failure.

- My son's favorite phrase is, "Any fool can sell a book; it takes a pro to buy one." How can a banker deal with idiots like that?

-Booksellers? Don't those guys only sell to each other?

- When a customer actually buys a book they always respond the same: "It was too cheap."

- They're always saying about yet another book "I'd better buy that. I'm sure someone will want it." What that means, I've learned, is that they like the book. They don't really care what their customers may like.



10.00


BELL'S BRITISH THEATRE -- 34 Volumes


BELL, John Bell's British Theatre
London: Printed for the Proprietor, under the Direction of John Bell.,British Library, ..., 1791-1799. In thirty four volumes. 12mo., full contemporary tree calf, gilt spine decoration, leather labels, gilt border on boards, inner dentelles gilt. Each play has an additional engraved titlepage and a frontispiece. One volume has a small piece out of the upper spine gutter extending slightly onto the spine (less than 1/2" in circumference) , some rubbing on the outer hinges of volume one but o/w a near fine, attractive set.

This collection of 140 plays containing many of the most important plays by authors such as Congreve,Milton, Johnson, Miss Lee, Mrs. Griffiths etal, was first published in twenty four volumes between 1776 and 1784. In 1791, Bell advertised "A New and Splendid Edition of The British Theatre." This new edition, in 12 mo. (rather than the 16 mo of the original) was described as "considerably enlarged and improved."


$6,000.00




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The Protocols of Used Bookstores


NOW IN ITS THIRD PRINTING!

David Mason.

The Protocols of Used Bookstores. A Guide to Dealing with Certain Perils Which Could be Encountered in a Used Bookstore.
(Toronto): David Mason Books, (2010).
8vo., printed wrappers, (18)pp. With illustrations.

Price $10.00.


Usual terms to the trade.

 

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Our Latest Catalogue NOW AVAILABLE Online


Catalogue 87


Old New Age.

Just issued catalogue. We have some printed hard copies of this catalogue which can be obtained for $5.00 inc. by request.

To download a PDF copy of our latest Catalogue entitled Old New Age, click to launch OR right click and select "Save Target As" to save to your computer.

We are always in the process of creating new catalogues. To have your name added to our mailing list and to view upcoming catalogues CLICK HERE.

 


Previous Catalogues Available

Catalogue 86

Boy's Adventure Stories.

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School Days - A Selection of Books and School Related Artifacts.

To view an HTML version of the Catalogue - click here School Days

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