ROMANCE TREASURY SERIES ~ 21 volumes, small size set

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~ Romance Treasury series ~

presented by: The Romance Treasury Association, of Stratford, Ontario Canada

published by: Harlequin Enterprises, Ltd. (Canada),

and printed & bound by: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co. (U.S.A.)

21 - volume set - - (63 stories)

This appears to have been a subscription book membership that my Grandmother was a part of. Each volume edition contains 3 stories by various authors. There is NO volume-numbering on these, but they match, of course. I cannot find any information on the publisher's page as to whether or not these are abridged/condensed versions, but they clearly identify the original publication info. per each author/story.

The publication/release years of these volumes fall within 1981-1984, with most in 1982/83 (2 or 3 are 1981, and 1 is from 1984). However, it seems most, if not all, of the stories reflect the entire 1970's decade range of time for original publication.

Every volume and story contains its own set of b+w illustrations (simple, spare style), again, by a variety of illustrators. The dust jackets are likewise drawn by more than one artist.

Condition-wise, some appear to have not been read or handled much.

8 still have dust jackets which show minimal shelfwear and 1 is torn on the upper spine edge, and a few have a small tear here or there.

These measure (rounded): 7 1/4" tall by 4 1/2" wide. and all are in the 570 page range of content length.

Each volume displays an "Ex Libris" oval label (ALL BLANK) on the RH front end pages, and all but one volume still have their ribbon page-markers intact. Colors range from red, green, brown and black. Gilt finish adorns the spine letterings and front cover board patterns.

Only one shows significant rubbing-off of the gilt spine lettering, and one other shows crease/pinching of the spine surface itself.

TOTAL WEIGHT OF 21 BOOKS = just under 22 lbs.

Upon request, I would happily take some more close-ups (inside/outside), or a better quality image for you to view. I am on dial-up and so I needed to use the lowest resolution setting.

P.S. -- one useful feature I noticed is even though the dust jackets are missing for most of these, the first page of each story does contain a brief preview/overview of each story, so that the reader can have some idea of what is what. The dust jackets have a shorter preview snippet, but also a brief author bio/comment as well.

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In no particular order, here is a quickie run-down of the titles in the series:

(title - author, year...)

Shining Wanderer - Rose Elver, 1975 All the Long Summer - Lucy Gillen, 1975 The Fire and The Fury - Rebecca Stratton, 1975 The Intruder - Jane Donnelly, 1976 Love's Puppet - Henrietta Reid, 1975 Devil's Gateway - Yvonne Whittal, 1977 The Blue Jacaranda - Elizabeth Hoy, 1975 Sweet Sanctuary - Charlotte Lamb, 1975 The Rainbow Days - Jean S. MacLeod, 1973 The Beach of Sweet Returns - Margery Hilton, 1975 To Catch a Butterfly - Marjorie Lewty, 1977 Heart in the Sunlight - Lilian Peake, 1975 Return to Tuckarimba - Amanda Doyle, 1975 Hold Me Captive - Margaret Pargeter, 1976 Greek Bridal - Henrietta Reid, 1976 The Girl From Finlay's River - Elizabeth Graham, 1976 The Realms of Gold - Elizabeth Hunter, 1976 Wildcat Tamed - Mary Wibberley, 1977 The Bahamian Pirate - Janet Corrie, 1976 Master of Ben Ross - Lucy Gillen, 1977 Florentine Spring - Charlotte Spring, 1977 Web of Silver - Lucy Gillen, 1974 The Voice in the Thunder - Elizabeth Hunter, 1975 Carnival Coast - Charlotte Lamb, 1973 Dear Caliban - Jane Donnelly, 1977 Heart of the Eagle - Elizabeth Graham, 1978 Swan's Reach - Margaret Way, 1976 Dark Angel - Elizabeth Ashton, 1974 The Bride Price - Elizabeth Hunter, 1974 Firebird - Rebecca Stratton, 1975 Master of Comus - Charlotte Lamb, 1978 My Heart's Desire - Sara Seale, 1952; 1976 Flig...

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